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GA-G1975X

Intel® Pentium® Processor Extreme Edition

Intel® Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 LGA775 Processor Motherboard

User's Manual

Rev. 1005

12ME-G1975X-1005R

*The WEEE marking on the product indicates this product must not be disposed of with user's other household waste and must be handed over to a designated collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment!!

*The WEEE marking applies only in European Union's member states.

Motherboard

GA-G1975X

Motherboard

GA-G1975X

Dec. 16, 2005

Dec. 16, 2005

Copyright

© 2005 GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. All rights reserved.

The trademarks mentioned in the manual are legally registered to their respective companies.

Notice

The written content provided with this product is the property of Gigabyte.

No part of this manual may be reproduced, copied, translated, or transmitted in any form or by any means without Gigabyte's prior written permission. Specifications and features are subject to change without prior notice.

Product Manual Classification

In order to assist in the use of this product, Gigabyte has categorized the user manual in the following:

For quick installation, please refer to the "Hardware Installation Guide" included with the product.

For detailed product information and specifications, please carefully read the

"Product User Manual".

For detailed information related to Gigabyte's unique features, please go to "Technology Guide" section on Gigabyte's website to read or download the information you need.

For more product details, please click onto Gigabyte's website at www.gigabyte.com.tw

Table of Contents

ItemChecklist .................................................................................................................

 

6

GA-G1975X Motherboard Layout ..................................................................................

7

Block Diagram ................................................................................................................

 

8

Chapter 1 Hardware Installation .....................................................................................

9

1-1

Considerations Prior to Installation ....................................................................

9

1-2

Feature Summary ..........................................................................................

10

1-3

Installation of the CPU and Heatsink ..............................................................

13

1-3-1 Installation of the CPU .........................................................................................

13

1-3-2 Installation of the Heatsink ..................................................................................

14

1-4

Installation of Memory ....................................................................................

15

1-5

Installation of Expansion Cards ......................................................................

17

1-6

Configuring a Multi-Graphics Cards System ..................................................

18

1-6-1 Configuring a Multi View System ......................................................................

18

1-6-2 Configuring an ATi CrossFireTM System ........................................................

19

1-7

I/O Back Panel Introduction ...........................................................................

20

1-8

Connectors Introduction ..................................................................................

21

Chapter 2 BIOS Setup ................................................................................................

35

The Main Menu (For example: BIOS Ver. : F1) .......................................................

36

2-1

Standard CMOS Features .............................................................................

38

2-2

Advanced BIOS Features ..............................................................................

41

2-3

Integrated Peripherals .....................................................................................

44

2-4

Power Management Setup .............................................................................

46

2-5

PnP/PCI Configurations .................................................................................

47

2-6

PC Health Status ...........................................................................................

48

2-7

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) .......................................................................

50

2-8

TopPerformance .............................................................................................

54

2-9

Select Language .............................................................................................

54

2-10

Load Fail-Safe Defaults ...................................................................................

55

2-11

Load Optimized Defaults .................................................................................

55

2-12

Set Supervisor/User Password .....................................................................

56

2-13

Save & Exit Setup .........................................................................................

56

2-14

Exit Without Saving .......................................................................................

57

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Chapter 3 Drivers Installation ......................................................................................

59

3-1

Install Chipset Drivers ....................................................................................

59

3-2

SoftwareApplications .....................................................................................

60

3-3

Driver CD Information ....................................................................................

60

3-4

Hardware Information .....................................................................................

61

3-5

Contact Us .....................................................................................................

61

Chapter 4 Appendix

...................................................................................................

63

4-1

Unique Software Utilities ................................................................................

63

 

4-1-1

EasyTune 5 Introduction .....................................................................................

64

 

4-1-2

Xpress Recovery2 Introduction .........................................................................

65

 

4-1-3 Flash BIOS Method Introduction ........................................................................

67

 

4-1-4

Configuring SATA Hard Drive(s) (Controller: Intel ICH7R) ............................

79

 

4-1-5 2- / 4- / 5.1- / 6.1- / 7.1- Channel Audio Function Introduction ....................

90

 

4-1-6

DTS Introduction ...................................................................................................

96

4-2

Troubleshooting .............................................................................................

103

4-3

POST Error Code ........................................................................................

104

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Item Checklist

IDE Cable x 2 & FDD Cable x 1 Serial ATAII Cable x 4

Serial ATA Power Cable x 2

SATA + Serial ATA Power Cable x 1 2 Ports USB 2.0 Cable x 2 8-Channel Audio Combo kit x 1

2 Ports USB 2.0 + 2 Ports 1394 Cable x 1 I/O Shield

DGBR2 Card bracket External Serial ATA Card DGBR2 Card

* The items listed above are for reference only, and are subject to change without notice.

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GA-G1975X Motherboard Layout

KB_MS

AUDIO

USB

LAN

LGA775

CPU_FAN

GA-G1975X

Intel® 975X

ATX_12V_2X4

IT8712F

ATX

WPR_AFN

PWR_FAN

AUDIOF

CD_IN

PCIE_12V

 

Broadcom

PCIE_16_1

5789

 

 

PCIE1

DDRII1

DDRII2

DDRII3

DDRII4

Intel® ICH7R

FDD

IDE1

CI

MAIN

BIOS SYS_FAN

PCIE2

SUR_CEN

 

 

 

PCIE_16_2

 

BAT

PCIE_4_1

 

 

TSB43AB23

 

CREATIVE

F_USB1

PCIE_4_2

CA0106

F_USB2

SPDIF_IO

 

 

 

 

 

COMA

 

F1_1394 F2_1394

 

PW1

PW2

IDE2

 

RF_ID

Debug LED (Note)

 

BACKUP

BIOS

IT8211F

S_ATAII0_1

S_ATAII2_3

F_PANEL

GREEN_USB

LED

 

PWR

(Note) For error code information, please refer to page 104.

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Block Diagram

2 PCI-ECLK

 

LGA775

 

CPUCLK+/-(266/200 MHz)

(100MHz)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Processor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Host

 

DDRII 888(Note 1)/ 667 (Note 2)/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interface

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

533MHz DIMM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCI Express x16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intel®

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dual Channel Memory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

975X

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MCHCLK (266/200MHz)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 PCI Express x 4

 

LAN1

 

 

 

RJ45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCI-ECLK

 

Broadcom

 

 

 

 

5789

 

 

(100MHz)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x4/x1

x4/x1

 

x 1

 

 

 

PCI Express Bus

 

 

Intel®

 

 

 

 

 

ICH7R

 

PCI Bus

 

 

 

 

TSB43AB23

IT8211F

 

 

2 PCI

IEEE1394a3

IDE133/100Channel

CREATIVE

OutSpeaker OutSpeaker OutSpeaker MIC Out-Line

In-Line

InSPDIF OutSPDIF

 

 

 

CA0106

 

PCICLK(33MHz)

ATA33/ 66 /

Surround Center/Subwoofer Side

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 USB

Ports

Dual BIOS

4 SATA 3Gb/s

ATA33/66/100

IDE Channel

Floppy

IT8712 COM Port

PS/2 KB/Mouse

24MHz

33MHz

(Note 1) DDR II memory can be overclocked to 888MHz (must be used with a 1066MHz FSB processor) through overclocking in BIOS. Go to GIGABYTE's website for more information about the supported DDR II memory modules for this feature.

(Note 2) To use a DDR II 667 memory module on the motherboard, you must install an 800/1066MHz FSB processor.

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Chapter 1 Hardware Installation

1-1 Considerations Prior to Installation

Preparing Your Computer

The motherboard contains numerous delicate electronic circuits and components which can become damaged as a result of electrostatic discharge (ESD). Thus, prior to installation, please follow the instructions below:

1.Please turn off the computer and unplug its power cord.

2.When handling the motherboard, avoid touching any metal leads or connectors.

3.It is best to wear an electrostatic discharge (ESD) cuff when handling electronic components (CPU, RAM).

4.Prior to installing the electronic components, please have these items on top of an antistatic pad or within a electrostatic shielding container.

5.Please verify that the power supply is switched off before unplugging the power supply connector from the motherboard.

Installation Notices

1.Prior to installation, please do not remove the stickers on the motherboard. These stickers are required for warranty validation.

2.Prior to the installation of the motherboard or any hardware, please first carefully read the information in the provided manual.

3.Before using the product, please verify that all cables and power connectors are connected.

4.To prevent damage to the motherboard, please do not allow screws to come in contact with the motherboard circuit or its components.

5.Please make sure there are no leftover screws or metal components placed on the motherboard or within the computer casing.

6.Please do not place the computer system on an uneven surface.

7.Turning on the computer power during the installation process can lead to damage to system components as well as physical harm to the user.

8.If you are uncertain about any installation steps or have a problem related to the use of the product, please consult a certified computer technician.

Instances of Non-Warranty

1.Damage due to natural disaster, accident or human cause.

2.Damage as a result of violating the conditions recommended in the user manual.

3.Damage due to improper installation.

4.Damage due to use of uncertified components.

5.Damage due to use exceeding the permitted parameters.

6.Product determined to be an unofficial Gigabyte product.

English

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Hardware Installation

English

1-2

Feature Summary

 

 

 

 

 

CPU

 

 

Supports LGA775 Intel® Pentium® Processor Extreme Edition/ Pentium® D /

 

 

 

Pentium® 4 (Note 1)

 

 

L2 cache varies with CPU

Front Side Bus

 

Supports 1066/800MHz FSB

 

Chipset

 

 

Northbridge: Intel® 975X Express Chipset

 

 

 

 

Southbridge: Intel® ICH7R

LAN

 

 

Onboard Broadcom 5789 chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)

 

Audio

 

 

Onboard CREATIVE CA0106 chip

 

 

 

 

Supports 2 / 4 / 5.1 / 6.1/ 7.1 channel audio(Note 2)

 

 

Supports SPDIF In/Out connection

IEEE 1394

 

Onboard TI 1394a chip

 

 

 

 

3 IEEE1394a ports

 

 

 

 

 

Storage

 

 

ICH7R Southbrigde

-1 FDD connector, allowing connection of 2 FDD devices

-1 IDE connector (IDE1) with UDMA 33/ATA 66/ATA 100 suppport, allowing connection of 2 IDE devices

-4 SATA 3Gb/s connectors (SATAII0_1, SATAII2_3), allowing connection of 4 SATA devices

-Supports data striping (RAID 0), mirroring (RAID 1) or striping + mirroring (RAID 0+1) or RAID 5 for Serial ATA

Onboard IT8211F chipset

-1 IDE connector (IDE2) (UDMA 33/ATA 66/ATA 100/ATA 133), suppport, allowing connection of 2 IDE devices

-Supports ATAPI mode for HDD

-Supports IDE bus master operation

O.S Support

 

Microsoft Windows 2000/XP

Memory

 

4 DDR II DIMM memory slots (supports up to 8GB memory)

 

Supports dual channel DDR II 888 (Note 3)/667 (Note 4)/533 unbuffered DIMMs

 

Supports 1.8V DDR II DIMMs

 

Supports ECC/non-ECC type DRAM

 

 

 

 

Expanstion Slots

 

2

PCI Express x 16 slot

 

 

2

PCI Express x 4 slots

 

 

2

PCI slots

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Internal Connectors

 

1

24-pin ATX power connector

 

 

1

8-pin ATX 12V power connector

 

 

1

4-pin PCIE 12V power connector

 

 

1

floppy connector

 

 

2

IDE connectors

 

 

4

SATA 3Gb/s connectors

 

 

1

CPU fan connector

 

 

1

system fan connector

 

 

1

power fan connector

 

 

1

front panel connector

 

 

1

front audio connector

 

 

1

CD In connector

 

 

1

COMA connector

 

 

3

USB 2.0/1.1 connectors for additional 6 ports by cables

 

 

2

IEEE1394a connectors for additional 3 ports by cables

 

 

1

RF_ID connector

 

 

1

SUR_CEN connector

 

 

1

SPDIF In/Out connector

 

 

1

power LED connector

Rear Panel I/O

 

1

PS/2 keyboard port

 

 

1

PS/2 mouse port

 

 

1

RJ 45 port

 

 

2

USB 2.0/1.1 ports

 

 

3

audio jacks (Line In / Line Out / MIC In)

 

 

 

I/O Control

 

IT8712 chip

Hardware Monitor

 

System voltage detection

 

 

CPU temperature detection

 

CPU / System / Power fan speed detection

 

 

CPU warning temperature

 

CPU / System / Power fan failure warning

 

CPU smart fan control

BIOS

 

2 4M bit flash ROM

 

Use of licensed AWARD BIOS

 

 

Supports DualBIOS/Multilanguage BIOS

Additional Features

 

Supports @BIOS

 

 

Supports Download Center

 

 

Supports Q-Flash

 

Supports EasyTune (Note 5)

 

 

Supports Xpress Install

 

 

Supports Xpress Recovery2

 

 

Supports Xpress Rescue

Bundle Software

 

Norton Internet Security (OEM revision)

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Hardware Installation

English

Overclocking

Over Voltage via BIOS (CPU/ DDR II/ PCI-E/ FSB)

 

 

- CPU Over Voltage : Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.05V

 

(Adjustable range from 1.7500V to 1.0625V)

 

- DIMM Over Voltage : Adjustable DIMM voltage at 0.1V

 

(Adjustable range from +0.1V to +0.7V)

 

- PCI-E Over Voltage : Adjustable DIMM voltage at 0.1V

 

(Adjustable range from +0.1V to +0.7V)

 

- FSB Over Voltage : Adjustable FSB voltage at 0.05V

 

(Adjustable range from +0.05V to +0.35V)

 

Over Clock via BIOS (CPU/ DDR II/ PCI-E)

 

- PCI Express x16 Frequency : Allows 1MHz increment from 90MHz to

 

150MHz.

 

- Adjustable FSB/DDRII frequencies.

Form Factor

ATX form factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

 

(Note 1) For further CPU support information, please go to GIGABYTE's website. (Note 2) 4~7.1 channel audio configuration requires the use of Audio Combo Kit.

(Note 3) DDR II memory can be overclocked to 888MHz (must be used with an 1066MHz FSB processor) through overclocking in BIOS. Go to GIGABYTE's website for more information about the supported DDR II memory modules for this feature.

(Note 4) To use a DDR II 667 memory module on the motherboard, you must install an 800/1066MHz FSB processor.

(Note 5) EasyTune functions may vary depending on different motherboards.

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1-3 Installation of the CPU and Heatsink

Before installing the CPU, please comply with the following conditions:

1.Please make sure that the motherboard supports the CPU.

2.Please take note of the one indented corner of the CPU. If you install the CPU in the wrong direction, the CPU will not insert properly. If this occurs, please change the insert direction of the CPU.

3.Please add an even layer of heat sink paste between the CPU and heatsink.

4.Please make sure the heatsink is installed on the CPU prior to system use, otherwise overheating and permanent damage of the CPU may occur.

5.Please set the CPU host frequency in accordance with the processor specifications. It is not recommended that the system bus frequency be set beyond hardware specifications since it does not meet the required standards for the peripherals. If you wish to set the frequency beyond the proper specifications, please do so according to your hardware specifications including the CPU, graphics card, memory, hard drive, etc.

HT functionality requirement content :

Enabling the functionality of Hyper-Threading Technology for your computer system requires all of the following platform components:

-CPU: An Intel® Pentium 4 Processor with HT Technology

-Chipset: An Intel® Chipset that supports HT Technology

-BIOS: A BIOS that supports HT Technology and has it enabled

-OS: An operation system that has optimizations for HT Technology

1-3-1 Installation of the CPU

Metal Lever

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

Gently lift the metal

Remove the plastic

 

 

lever located on the

covering on the CPU

 

CPU socket to the

socket.

 

upright position.

 

 

Fig. 3

Fig. 4

 

Notice the small gold

Once the CPU is

 

colored triangle located

properly inserted,

 

on the edge of the CPU

please replace the

 

socket. Align the

load plate and push the

 

indented corner of the

metal lever back into

 

 

its original position.

CPU with the triangle and gently insert the CPU into position. (Grasping the CPU firmly between your thumb and forefinger, carefully place it into the socket in a straight and downwards motion. Avoid twisting or bending motions that might cause damage to the CPU during installation.)

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Hardware Installation

English

English

1-3-2 Installation of the Heatsink

Male Push Pin

The top of Female Push Pin

Female Push Pin

Fig.1

Please apply an even layer of heatsink paste on the surface of the installed CPU.

Fig. 3

Place the heatsink atop the CPU and make sure the push pins aim to the pin hole on the motherboard.Pressing down the push pins diagonally.

Fig. 5

Please check the back of motherboard after installing. If the push pin is inserted as the picture, the installation is complete.

Fig. 2

(Turning the push pin along the direction of arrow is to remove the heatsink, on the contrary, is to install.) Please note the direction of arrow sign on the male push pin doesn't face inwards before installation. (This instruction is only for Intel boxed fan)

Fig. 4

Please make sure the Male and Female push pin are joined closely. (for detailed installation instructions, please refer to the heatsink installation section of the user manual)

Fig. 6

Finally, please attach the power connector of the heatsink to the CPU fan header located on the motherboard.

The heatsink may adhere to the CPU as a result of hardening of the heatsink paste.To prevent such an occurrence, it is suggested that either thermal tape rather than heat sink paste be used for heat dissipation or using extreme care when removing the heatsink.

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1-4 Installation of Memory

Before installing the memory modules, please comply with the following conditions: 1. Please make sure that the memory used is supported by the motherboard. It is

recommended that memory of similar capacity, specifications and brand be used.

2. Before installing or removing memory modules, please make sure that the computer power is switched off to prevent hardware damage.

3. Memory modules have a foolproof insertion design. A memory module can be installed in only one direction. If you are unable to insert the module, please switch the direction.

The motherboard supports DDR II memory modules, whereby BIOS will automatically detect memory capacity and specifications. Memory modules are designed so that they can be inserted only in one direction. The memory capacity used can differ with each slot.

Notch

DDR II

English

Fig.1

The DIMM socket has a notch, so the DIMM memory module can only fit in one direction. Insert the DIMM memory module vertically into the DIMM socket. Then push it down.

Fig.2

Close the plastic clip at both edges of the DIMM sockets to lock the DIMM module.

Reverse the installation steps when you wish to remove the DIMM module.

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Hardware Installation

English

Dual Channel Memory Configuration

The GA-G1975X supports the Dual Channel Technology. After operating the

Dual Channel Technology, the bandwidth of Memory Bus will add double.

GA-G1975X includes 4 DIMM sockets, and each Channel has two DIMM sockets as following:

Channel A : DDR II 1, DDR II 2

Channel B : DDR II 3, DDR II 4

If you want to operate the Dual Channel Technology, please note the following explanations due to the limitation of Intel chipset specifications.

1.Dual Channel mode will not be enabled if only one DDR II memory module is installed.

2.To enable Dual Channel mode with two or four memory modules (it is recommended to use memory modules of identical brand, size, chips, and speed), you must install them into DIMM sockets of the same color.

The following is a Dual Channel Memory configuration table: (DS: Double Side, SS: Single Side)

 

DDR II 1

DDR II 2

DDR II 3

DDR II 4

2 memory modules

DS/SS

X

DS/SS

X

 

X

DS/SS

X

DS/SS

4 memory modules

DS/SS

DS/SS

DS/SS

DS/SS

 

 

 

 

 

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1-5 Installation of Expansion Cards

You can install your expansion card by following the steps outlined below:

1.Read the related expansion card's instruction document before install the expansion card into the computer.

2.Remove your computer's chassis cover, screws and slot bracket from the computer.

3.Press the expansion card firmly into expansion slot in motherboard.

4.Be sure the metal contacts on the card are indeed seated in the slot.

5.Replace the screw to secure the slot bracket of the expansion card.

6.Replace your computer's chassis cover.

7.Power on the computer, if necessary, setup BIOS utility of expansion card from BIOS.

8.Install related driver from the operating system.

Installing a PCI Express x 16 expansion card:

Please carefully pull out the small whitedrawable bar at the end of the PCI Express x 16 slot when you try to install/ uninstall the VGA card. Please align the VGA card to the onboard PCI Express x 16 slot and press firmly down on the slot. Make sure your VGA card is locked by the small white-drawable bar.

To release an installed card, users can also press the latch on the opposite side of the drawable bar as the picture to the left shows.

The PCIE_12V power connector supplies extra power to the PCIEx 16 slots. Connect this connector depending on your system requirements.

English

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Hardware Installation

English

1-6 Configuring a Multi-Graphics Cards System

1-6-1 Configuring a Multi View System

This function is supported only on Windows XP operating system.

With Multi View technology from GIGABYTE, Dual Graphic enabled motherboards offer multiple display support on up to eight separate monitors. This improves the capabilities and productivity of the user by allowing them to spread multiple windows over eight monitors and view them simultaneously.

Multiple display support for increasing productivity

Multiple display support for immersive video

Before you begin--

The exact power requirement will depend on your overall system configurations. You need a power supply that can provide sufficient and stable power to your system and the two graphics cards. We recommend a power supply that supplies 400W (or above) and 25A (or above) +12V current.

If you wish to enable the Multi View function, install two or three similar graphics cards into the PCIE_16_1, PCIE_16_2, PCIE_4_1, PCIE_4_2 slots(Note). (It is recommended to use graphics cards of identical brand and chips. For example: GIGABYTE GV-NX66T128D).

If you want to set up a single or dual graphics card system, we recommend installing the graphics card(s) on the PCIE_16 slot(s) to ensure better display performance.

(Note) In order to enable the Dual Graphic function correctly, you have to install at least one graphics

card into the PCIE_16 slot.

 

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1-6-2 Configuring an ATi CrossFireTM System

To enable CrossFireTM technology on the motherboard, you need one ATI CrossFireTM Edition graphics card (master) and one standard CrossFireTM-ready ATI RADEON graphics card (slave).

Before you begin--

I. Power Requirements:

Before installation, assure that the power supply you use is able to provide sufficient power to fully support an CrossFire configuration and other components in your system. We recommend a power supply that provides at least 20A 12V current. Please note that the exact power requirements will depend on your overall system configurations.

II. Supported Operating Systems:

Only Windows XP operating system is currrently supported by the ATI CrossFireTM technology.

Enabling CrossFire Mode--

Connecting Two Graphics Cards:

Step 1: Observe the steps in "1-5 Installation of Expansion Cards" on page 17 and install the master graphics card (ATI CrossFire Edition) in the PCIE_16_1 slot and the slave graphics card (ATI standard CrossFire-ready) in the PCIE_16_2 slot.

Step 2: Attach the CrossFire cable (included with the CrossFire Edition graphics card) to the DMS connector of the master card and to the DVI connector of the slave card.

DMS Connector

(Master Card)

DVI-I Connector (Slave card)

Step 3: Connect your LCD monitor to the CrossFire cable or connect your VGA monitor via an adapter.

Graphics Card Driver Setting:

Step 1: After installing graphics card driver in operating system, access the ATI CATALYST Control Center. From the ATI CATALYST Control Center, enter the CrossFire menu and assure to select the Enable CrossFire checkbox to complete the configuration.

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1-7 I/O Back Panel Introduction

PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Connector

To install a PS/2 port keyboard and mouse, plug the mouse to the upper port (green) and the keyboard to the lower port (purple).

Line In

Devices like CD-ROM, walkman etc. can be connected to Line In jack.

Line Out

Connect the stereo speakers, earphone or front surround speakers to this connector.

MIC In

Microphone can be connected to MIC In jack.

LAN Port

The provided Internet connection is Gigabit Ethernet (PCI Express Gigabit), providing data transfer speeds of 10/100/1000Mbps.

USB Port

Before you connect your device(s) into USB connector(s), please make sure your device(s) such as USB keyboard, mouse, scanner, zip, speaker...etc. have a standard USB interface. Also make sure your OS supports USB controller. If your OS does not support USB controller, please contact OS vendor for possible patch or driver upgrade. For more information please contact your OS or device(s) vendors.

You can use audio software to configure 2-/4-/5.1-/6.1-/7.1-channel audio functioning.

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1-8 Connectors Introduction

3

4

1

 

2

 

6

13

7

8

12

 

 

 

 

 

19

 

 

 

 

10

21

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

20

17

22

16

15

1)

ATX_12V_2X4

12)

F_AUDIO

2)

ATX (Power Connector)

13)

CD_IN

3)

PCIE_12V

14)

SPDIF_IO

4)

CPU_FAN

15)

F_USB1 / F_USB2 / GREEN_USB

5)

SYS_FAN

16)

F1_1394 / F2_1394

6)

PWR_FAN

17)

RF_ID

7)

FDD

18)

PWR_LED

8)

IDE1 / IDE2

19)

CI

9)

SATAII0_1 / SATAII2_3

20)

COMA

10)

BATTERY

21)

SUR_CEN

11)

F_PANEL

22)

PW1 / PW2

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1/2) ATX_12V_2X4/ATX (Power Connector)

With the use of the power connector, the power supply can supply enough stable power to all the components on the motherboard. Before connecting the power connector, please make sure that all components and devices are properly installed. Align the power connector with its proper location on the motherboard and connect tightly.

The ATX 12V (2x4) power connector mainly supplies power to the CPU. If the ATX 12V (2x4) power connector is not connected, the system will not start. If you wish to install a power supply that provides ATX 12V (2x2) power connector, please connect the ATX 12V power connector to the Pin 3, 4, 7,8 of the onboard ATX_12V_2X4 power connector according to the pin definitions. Important Use of a power supply providing an ATX 12V (2x4) power connector is recommended by processor manufacturer when using Intel Pentium D Extreme Edition processor.

Caution! Please use a power supply that is able to handle the system voltage requirements. It is recommended that a power supply that can withstand high power consumption be used (400W or greater). If a power supply is used that does not provide the required power, the result can lead to an unstable system or a system that is unable to start. If you use a power supply that provides a 24-pin ATX or 2x4 pin ATX 12V power connector, please remove the small cover on the power connector on the motherboard before plugging in the power cord ; otherwise, please do not remove it.

5

8

Pin No.

Definition

1

GND

 

 

 

 

2

GND

1

4

3

GND

4

GND

 

 

 

 

5

+12V

 

 

6

+12V

 

 

7

+12V

 

 

8

+12V

13

1

Pin No.

Definition

Pin No.

Definition

1

3.3V

13

3.3V

 

 

 

 

2

3.3V

14

-12V

 

 

3

GND

15

GND

 

 

4

+5V

16

PS_ON(soft On/Off)

 

 

5

GND

17

GND

 

 

6

+5V

18

GND

 

 

7

GND

19

GND

 

 

8

Power Good

20

-5V

 

 

9

5V SB(stand by +5V)

21

+5V

 

 

10

+12V

22

+5V

 

 

11

+12V(Only for 24-pin ATX)

23

+5V (Only for 24-pin ATX)

24

12

12

3.3V(Only for 24-pin ATX)

24

GND(Only for 24-pin ATX)

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3)PCIE_12V (Power Connector)

The PCIE_12V power connector supplies extra power to the PCIE x 16 slot. Connect this connector depending on your system requirements.

1

PIin No.

Definition

1

NC

 

2

GND

 

3

GND

 

4

+12V

 

4/5/6) CPU_FAN / SYS_FAN / PWR_FAN (Cooler Fan Power Connector)

The cooler fan power connector supplies a +12V power voltage via a 3-pin/4-pin (only for CPU_FAN) power connector and possesses a foolproof connection design.

Most coolers are designed with color-coded power connector wires. A red power connector wire indicates a positive connection and requires a +12V power voltage. The black connector wire is the ground wire (GND).

Please remember to connect the power to the cooler to prevent system overheating and failure. Caution!

Please remember to connect the power to the CPU fan to prevent CPU overheating and failure.

 

 

 

Pin No.

Definition

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

GND

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

+12V

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

3

Sense

CPU_FAN

 

 

4

Speed Control

 

 

 

1

 

 

(Only for CPU_FAN)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYS_FAN / PWR_FAN

 

 

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7)FDD (Floppy Connector)

The FDD connector is used to connect the FDD cable while the other end of the cable connects to the FDD drive. The types of FDD drives supported are: 360KB, 720KB, 1.2MB, 1.44MB and 2.88MB. Please connect the red power connector wire to the pin1 position.

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8)IDE1 / IDE2 (IDE Connector)

An IDE device connects to the computer via an IDE connector. One IDE connector can connect to one IDE cable, and the single IDE cable can then connect to two IDE devices (hard drive or optical drive). If you wish to connect two IDE devices, please set the jumper on one IDE device as Master and the other as Slave (for information on settings, please refer to the instructions located on the IDE device).To ensure that an IDE CD-ROM drive can work properly, please attach it to the IDE 1 connector.

IDE1

40 39

2

1

2

40

1

39

 

IDE2

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9)SATAII0_1 / SATAII2_3 (SATA 3Gb/s Connector)

SATA 3Gb/s can provide up to 300MB/s transfer rate. Please refer to the BIOS setting for the Serial ATA and install the proper driver in order to work properly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pin No.

Definition

1

7

 

 

1

GND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

TXP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

TXN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

GND

7

1

 

 

5

RXN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

RXP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

GND

10) BATTERY

Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.

Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.

Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions.

If you want to erase CMOS...

1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.

2. Take out the battery gently and put it aside for about 10 minutes (Or you can use a metal object to connect the positive and negative pins in the battery holder to make them short for one minute).

3. Re-install the battery.

4. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.

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11)F_PANEL (Front Panel Jumper)

Please connect the power LED, PC speaker, reset switch and power switch etc. of your chassis front panel to the F_PANEL connector according to the pin assignment below.

Speaker Connector

 

20 19

 

SPEAK-

 

 

SPEAK+

Reset Switch

Power Switch

PW-

NCRES+

 

PW+

RES-

Message LED/

MSG-

HD-

MSG+

HD+

Power/

2

1

Sleep LED

 

IDE Hard Disk

 

 

 

 

Active LED

HD (IDE Hard Disk Active LED)

Pin 1: LED anode(+)

(Blue)

Pin 2: LED cathode(-)

 

 

SPEAK (Speaker Connector)

Pin 1: Power

(Amber)

Pin 2- Pin 3: NC

 

Pin 4: Data(-)

 

 

RES (Reset Switch)

Open: Normal

(Green)

Close: Reset Hardware System

 

 

PW (Power Switch)

Open: Normal

(Red)

Close: Power On/Off

 

 

MSG (Message LED/Power/Sleep LED)

Pin 1: LED anode(+)

(Yellow)

Pin 2: LED cathode(-)

 

 

NC ( Purple)

NC

 

 

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12)F_AUDIO (Front Audio Connector)

If you wish to use the front audio function, connect the front panel audio module to this connector. Check the pin assignments carefully while you connect the front panel audio module. Incorrect connection between the module and connector will make the audio device unable to work or even damage it. For optional front panel audio module, please contact your chassis manufacturer.

 

 

Pin No.

Definition

 

 

1

MIC

10

9

2

GND

 

 

3

MIC_BIAS

2

1

4

NC

 

 

5

FrontAudio(R)

 

 

6

NC

 

 

7

NC

 

 

8

No Pin

 

 

9

FrontAudio (L)

 

 

10

NC

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13)CD_IN (CD IN)

Connect CD-ROM or DVD-ROM audio out to the connector.

 

 

 

Pin No.

Definition

 

1

 

1

CD-L

 

 

2

GND

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

GND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

CD-R

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14)SPDIF_IO (SPDIF In/Out)

The SPDIF output is capable of providing digital audio to external speakers or compressed AC3 data to an external Dolby Digital Decoder. Use this feature only when your stereo system has digital input function. Use SPDIF IN feature only when your device has digital output function.

Be careful with the polarity of the SPDIF_IO connector. Check the pin assignment carefully while you connect the SPDIF cable, incorrect connection between the cable and connector will make the device unable to work or even damage it. For optional SPDIF cable, please contact your local dealer.

 

 

Pin No.

Definition

 

 

1

Power

2

6

2

No Pin

 

 

3

SPDIF

1

5

4

SPDIFI

 

 

5

GND

 

 

6

GND

15)F_ USB1 / F_USB2 / GREEN_USB (Front USB Connector)

Be careful with the polarity of the front USB connector. Check the pin assignments carefully while you connect the front USB cable, incorrect connection between the cable and connector will make the device unable to work or even damage it. For optional front USB cable, please contact your local dealer. The GREEN_USB connector provides no standby power when system is off and it does not support USB device to wake up from S3 mode. Users who wish to shut down the standby power(note) for their USB devices during system power-off can connect the devices to this connector via the optional front USB cable.

 

 

 

 

Pin No.

Definition

2

 

10

 

1

Power(5V)

 

 

 

 

2

Power(5V)

 

 

 

 

3

USB DX-

 

 

 

 

4

USB Dy-

 

 

 

 

1

 

9

 

 

 

5

USB DX+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

USB Dy+

 

 

 

 

7

GND

 

 

 

 

8

GND

 

 

 

 

9

No Pin

 

 

 

 

10

NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Note) When the standby power is shut down, USB devices (example: optical mouses) will not light

on during system power-off.

 

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16)F1_1394 / F2_1394 (IEEE 1394 Connector)

Serial interface standard set by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, which has features like high speed, highbandwidth and hot plug. Be careful with the polarity of the IEEE1394 connector. Check the pin assignment carefully while you connect the IEEE1394 cable, incorrect connection between the cable and connector will make the device unable to work or even damage it. For optional IEEE1394 cable, please contact your local dealer.

2

16

F1_1394

2

10

F2_1394

 

1

 

 

9

1

15

 

 

 

Pin No.

Definition

1

TPA2+

2

TPA2-

3

GND

4

GND

5

TPB2+

6

TPB2-

7

No Pin

8

Power(12V)

9

Power(12V)

10

GND

Pin No.

Definition

1

Power(12V)

 

2

Power(12V)

 

3

TPA0+

 

4

TPA0-

 

5

GND

 

6

GND

 

7

TPB0+

 

8

TPB0-

 

9

Power(12V)

 

10

Power(12V)

 

11

TPA1+

 

12

TPA1-

 

13

GND

 

14

No Pin

 

15

TPB1+

 

16

TPB1-

 

17)RF_ID

This connector allows you to connect external devices to use extra function. Check the pin assignments before you connect the external device cable. Please contact your nearest dealer for the optional GIGABYTE external device.

2

6

Pin No.

Definition

1

Power

 

 

 

 

2

RFID_RI-

1

5

3

RF_TXD

 

 

4

RF_RXD

 

 

5

No Pin

 

 

6

GND

 

 

 

 

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18)PWR_LED

The PWR_LED connector is connected with the system power indicator to indicate whether the system is on/off. It will blink when the system enters suspend mode.

 

Pin No.

Definition

 

1

MPD+

 

2

MPD-

1

3

MPD-

19)CI (Chassis Intrusion, Case Open)

This 2-pin connector allows your system to detect if the chassis cover is removed. You can check the "Case Opened" status in BIOS Setup.

Pin No.

Definition

1

Signal

 

2

GND

 

1

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20)COMA (COMA Connector)

Be careful with the polarity of the COMA connector. Check the pin assignment carefully while you connect the COMA cable, incorrect connection between the cable and connector will make the device unable to work or even damage it. For optional COMA cable, please contact your local dealer.

2

 

10

 

Pin No.

Definition

 

 

1

NDCDA-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

NSINA

 

 

 

 

3

NSOUTA

 

 

 

 

1

 

9

 

 

 

4

NDTRA-

 

 

 

 

5

GND

 

 

 

 

6

NDSRA-

 

 

 

 

7

NRTSA-

 

 

 

 

8

NCTSA-

 

 

 

 

9

NRIA-

 

 

 

 

10

No Pin

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21)SUR_CEN (Surround Center Connector)

Please connect the Surround Kit connector from the included Audio Combo Kit to this connector.

 

 

Pin No.

Definition

 

 

1

REAR_L

 

2

8

2

REAR_R

 

3

GND

 

 

 

 

4

No Pin

 

1

7

5

CENTER

 

 

 

6

LEF

 

 

 

7

SIDE_L

 

 

 

8

SIDE_R

 

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22)PW1 / PW2

C.R.S. (CMOS Reload Switch) allows user to clear the CMOS and reboot the system simultaneously. C.R.S. provides convenient default settings retrieve and jumper-free CMOS reload.

 

PW1(Red) PW2(Blue)

 

 

 

 

 

Definition

PW1

 

Clear CMOS + Power On

PW2

 

Power On / Off

 

 

 

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Chapter 2 BIOS Setup

BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) includes a CMOS SETUP utility which allows user to configure required settings or to activate certain system features.

The CMOS SETUP saves the configuration in the CMOS SRAM of the motherboard.

When the power is turned off, the battery on the motherboard supplies the necessary power to the CMOS SRAM.

When the power is turned on, pushing the <Del> button during the BIOS POST (Power-On Self Test) will take you to the CMOS SETUP screen.

When setting up BIOS for the first time, it is recommended that you save the current BIOS to a disk in the event that BIOS needs to be reset to its original settings. If you wish to upgrade to a new BIOS, either GIGABYTE's Q-Flash or @BIOS utility can be used.

Q-Flash allows the user to quickly and easily update or backup BIOS without entering the operating system. @BIOS is a Windows-based utility that does not require users to boot to DOS before upgrading BIOS but directly download and update BIOS from the Internet.

CONTROL KEYS

< > < > < > <

> Move to select item

<Enter>

Select Item

<Esc>

Main Menu - Quit and not save changes into CMOS Status Page Setup Menu

 

and Option Page Setup Menu - Exit current page and return to Main Menu

<Page Up>

Increase the numeric value or make changes

<Page Down>

Decrease the numeric value or make changes

<F1>

General help, only for Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu

<F2>

Item Help

<F3>

Select Language

<F5>

Restore the previous CMOS value from CMOS, only for Option Page Setup

 

Menu

<F6>

Load the fail-safe default CMOS value from BIOS default table

<F7>

Load the Optimized Defaults

<F8>

Dual BIOS/Q-Flash utility

<F9>

System Information

<F10>

Save all the CMOS changes, only for Main Menu

Main Menu

The on-line description of the highlighted setup function is displayed at the bottom of the screen.

Status Page Setup Menu / Option Page Setup Menu

Press F1 to pop up a small help window that describes the appropriate keys to use and the possible selections for the highlighted item. To exit the Help Window press <Esc>.

Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, please do it with caution and avoid inadequate operation that may result in system malfunction.

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<F12> : For Boot Menu

Select boot sequence for onboard (or add-on cards) device.

Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally Copyright (C) 1984-2004, Award Software, Inc.

Intel I975 BIOS for G1975X F1

.

.

.

.

<DEL>:BIOS Setup/Q-Flash, <F9>: Xpress Recovery2, <F12>For Boot Menu

 

<F12> For Boot Menu

 

11/07/2005-I945-6A79HG0GC-00

 

 

Use < > or < > to select a device, then press enter to accept . Press <ESC> to exit this menu.

Boot Menu

== Select a Boot First device ==

Floppy

LS120

Hard Disk

CDROM

ZIP

USB-FDD

USB-ZIP

USB-CDROM

USB-HDD

LAN

KL:Move Enter :Accept ESC:Exit

The Main Menu (For example: BIOS Ver. : F1)

Once you enter Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu (as figure below) will appear on the screen. Use arrow keys to select among the items and press <Enter> to accept or enter the sub-menu.

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2005 Award Software

`

Standard CMOS Features

Select Language

`

Advanced BIOS Features

Load Fail-Safe Defaults

`

Integrated Peripherals

Load Optimized Defaults

`

Power Management Setup

Set Supervisor Password

`

PnP/PCI Configurations

Set User Password

`

PC Health Status

Save & Exit Setup

`

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

Exit Without Saving

 

Top Performance

 

ESC: Quit

KLJI: Select Item

F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash

F10: Save & Exit Setup

 

Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...

Please Load Optimized Defaults in the BIOS when somehow the system works not stable as usual. This action makes the system reset to the default for stability.

The BIOS Setup menus described in this chapter are for reference only and may differ from the exact settings for your motherboard.

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This setup page includes all the items of Award special enhanced features.

This setup page includes all the items in standard compatible BIOS.

 

Advanced BIOS Features

 

Integrated Peripherals

 

This setup page includes all onboard peripherals.

 

Power Management Setup

 

This setup page includes all the items of Green function features.

 

PnP/PCI Configuration

 

 

This setup page includes all the configurations of PCI & PnP ISA resources.

 

PC Health Status

 

This setup page is the System auto detect Temperature, voltage, fan, speed.

 

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

 

This setup page is control CPU clock and frequency ratio.

 

Top Performance

 

If you wish to maximize the performance of your system, set "Top Performance" as "Enabled".

 

Select Language

 

This setup page is to select multi languages.

 

Load Fail-Safe Defaults

 

Fail-Safe Defaults indicates the value of the system parameters which the system would be in safe

 

configuration.

 

Load Optimized Defaults

 

Optimized Defaults indicates the value of the system parameters which the system would be in

 

best performance configuration.

 

Set Supervisor Password

 

Change, set, or disable password. It allows you to limit access to the system and Setup, or just

 

to Setup.

 

Set User Password

 

Change, set, or disable password. It allows you to limit access to the system.

 

Save & Exit Setup

 

Save CMOS value settings to CMOS and exit setup.

 

Exit Without Saving

 

Abandon all CMOS value changes and exit setup.

 

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Standard CMOS Features

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2005 Award Software

 

 

 

 

 

Standard CMOS Features

 

 

 

Date (mm:dd:yy)

 

 

Wed, Oct 27 2005

Item Help

 

Time (hh:mm:ss)

 

 

22:31:24

 

Menu Level`

` IDE Channel 0 Master

 

 

[None]

 

Change the day, month,

` IDE Channel 0 Slave

 

 

[None]

 

year

 

` IDE Channel 2 Master

 

 

[None]

 

 

 

` IDE Channel 2 Slave

 

 

[None]

 

<Week>

 

` IDE Channel 3 Master

 

 

[None]

 

Sun. to Sat.

` IDE Channel 3 Slave

 

 

[None]

 

<Month>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drive A

 

 

 

[1.44M, 3.5"]

Jan. to Dec.

 

Drive B

 

 

 

[None]

 

 

 

 

Floppy 3 Mode Support

 

 

[Disabled]

 

<Day>

 

 

Halt On

 

 

 

[All, But Keyboard]

1 to 31 (or maximum

 

 

 

 

allowed in the month)

 

Base Memory

 

 

 

640K

 

<Year>

 

 

Extended Memory

 

 

511M

 

1999 to 2098

 

Total Memory

 

 

 

512M

 

 

 

KLJI: Move

Enter: Select

+/-/PU/PD: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1: General Help

 

F3: Language

F5: Previous Values

F6: Fail-Safe Defaults

F7: Optimized Defaults

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The date format is <week>, <month>, <day>, <year>.

 

 

 

 

Week

The week, from Sun to Sat, determined by the BIOS and is display only

 

Month

The month, Jan. Through Dec.

 

 

 

 

Day

The day, from 1 to 31 (or the maximum allowed in the month)

 

 

Year

The year, from 1999 through 2098

 

 

 

Time

The times format in <hour> <minute> <second>. The time is calculated base on the 24-hour militarytime clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00.

IDE Channel 0 Master, Slave

IDE HDD Auto-Detection Press "Enter" to select this option for automatic device detection. IDE Device Setup. You can use one of three methods:

• Auto

Allows BIOS to automatically detect IDE devices during POST(default)

• None

Select this if no IDE devices are used and the system will skip the automatic

 

detection step and allow for faster system start up.

• Manual

User can manually input the correct settings.

Access Mode

Use this to set the access mode for the hard drive. The four options are:

 

CHS/LBA/Large/Auto(default:Auto)

Capacity

Capacity of currently installed hard disk.

Hard drive information should be labeled on the outside drive casing. Enter the appropriate option based on this information.

Cylinder

Number of cylinders

 

Head

Number of heads

 

Precomp

Write precomp

 

Landing Zone

Landing zone

 

Sector

Number of sectors

 

If a hard disk has not been installed, select NONE and press <Enter>.

 

 

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IDE Channel 2/3 Master

IDE HDD Auto-Detection Press "Enter" to select this option for automatic device detection.

Extended IDE Drive

SATA IDE devices setup. You can use one of two methods:

• Auto

Allows BIOS to automatically detect SATA IDE devices during POST(default)

• None

Select this if no SATA IDE devices are used and the system will skip the

 

automatic detection step and allow for faster system start up.

Access Mode

Use this to set the access mode for the hard drive. The two options are:

 

Large/Auto(default:Auto)

Capacity

Capacity of currectly installed hard drive.

Hard drive information should be labeled on the outside drive casing. Enter the appropriate option based on this information.

Cylinder

Number of cylinders

Head

Number of heads

Precomp

Write precomp

Landing Zone

Landing zone

Sector

Number of sectors

Drive A / Drive B

The category identifies the types of floppy disk drive A or drive B that has been installed in the

computer.

 

 

 

 

 

None

No floppy drive installed.

 

 

360K, 5.25"

5.25

inch PC-type standard drive; 360K byte capacity.

1.2M, 5.25"

5.25

inch AT-type high-density drive; 1.2M byte capacity.

 

(3.5 inch when 3 Mode is Enabled).

 

 

720K, 3.5"

3.5

inch double-sided drive; 720K byte capacity

.

1.44M, 3.5"

3.5

inch double-sided drive; 1.44M

byte capacity.

 

2.88M, 3.5"

3.5

inch double-sided drive; 2.88M

byte capacity.

 

Floppy 3 Mode Support (for Japan Area)

Disabled

Normal Floppy Drive. (Default value)

Drive A

Drive A is 3

mode Floppy Drive.

Drive B

Drive B is 3

mode Floppy Drive.

Both

Drive A & B are 3 mode Floppy Drives.

Halt on

The category determines whether the computer will stop if an error is detected during power up.

No Errors

The system boot will not stop for any error that may be detected and you

 

will be prompted.

All Errors

Whenever the BIOS detects a non-fatal error the system will be stopped.

All, But Keyboard

The system boot will not stop for a keyboard error; it will stop for all other

 

errors. (Default value)

All, But Diskette

The system boot will not stop for a disk error; it will stop for all other errors.

All, But Disk/Key

The system boot will not stop for a keyboard or disk error; it will stop for all

 

other errors.

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Memory

The category is display-only which is determined by POST (Power On Self Test) of the BIOS.

Base Memory

The POST of the BIOS will determine the amount of base (or conventional) memory installed in the system.

The value of the base memory is typically 512K for systems with 512K memory installed on the motherboard, or 640K for systems with 640K or more memory installed on the motherboard.

Extended Memory

The BIOS determines how much extended memory is present during the POST.

This is the amount of memory located above 1 MB in the CPU's memory address map.

Total Memory

This item displays the memory size that used.

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Advanced BIOS Features

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Advanced BIOS Features

 

 

` Hard Disk Boot Priority

 

 

[Press Enter]

Item Help

 

BIOS Flash Protection

 

 

[Auto]

 

Menu Level`

 

First Boot Device

 

 

[Floppy]

 

 

 

 

Second Boot Device

 

 

[Hard Disk]

Select Hard Disk Boot

 

Third Boot Device

 

 

[CDROM]

 

Device Priority

 

Boot Up Floppy Seek

 

 

[Disabled]

 

 

 

 

Boot Up Num-Lock

 

 

[On]

 

 

 

 

Password Check

 

 

[Setup]

 

 

 

 

Interrupt Mode

 

 

 

[APIC]

 

 

 

 

HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability

 

[Disabled]

 

 

 

 

CPU Hyper-Threading #

 

[Enabled]

 

 

 

 

Limit CPUID Max. to 3

 

 

[Disabled]

 

 

 

 

No-Execute Memory Protect (Note)

 

[Enabled]

 

 

 

 

CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) (Note)

 

[Enabled]

 

 

 

 

CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) (Note)

 

[Enabled]

 

 

 

 

CPU EIST Function (Note)

 

[Enabled]

 

 

 

 

Virtualization Technology

 

[Enabled]

 

 

 

 

Delay For HDD (Secs)

 

 

[0]

 

 

 

 

Init Display First

 

 

[PEG]

 

 

 

 

DRAM Data Integrity Mode

 

Non-ECC

 

 

 

KLJI: Move

Enter: Select

+/-/PU/PD: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1: General Help

 

F3: Language

F5: Previous Values

F6: Fail-Safe Defaults

F7: Optimized Defaults

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

" # " System will detect automatically and show up when you install the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with HT Technology.

Hard Disk Boot Priority

Select boot sequence for onboard(or add-on cards) SCSI, RAID, etc.

Use <> or <> to select a device, then press<+> to move it up, or <-> to move it down the list. Press <ESC> to exit this menu.

BIOS Flash Protection

This feature allows you determine the states that flash BIOS.

Auto

BIOS enables flash write access automatically when updating BIOS

 

data/DMI/ESCD. (Default Value)

Enabled

During POST, DMI/ESCD would not be updated. But flash tools can

 

update BIOS always.

First / Second / Third Boot Device

Floppy

Select your boot device priority by Floppy.

 

LS120

Select your boot device priority by LS120.

 

Hard Disk

Select your boot device priority by Hard Disk.

 

CDROM

Select your boot device priority by CDROM.

 

ZIP

Select your boot device priority by ZIP.

 

USB-FDD

Select your boot device priority by USB-FDD.

 

USB-ZIP

Select your boot device priority by USB-ZIP.

 

USB-CDROM

Select your boot device priority by USB-CDROM.

 

USB-HDD

Select your boot device priority by USB-HDD.

 

LAN

Select your boot device priority by LAN.

 

Disabled

Disable this function.

 

(Note) This item will show up when you install a processor that supports this function.

 

 

 

 

 

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Boot Up Floppy Seek

Boot Up Floppy SeekDuring POST, BIOS will determine the floppy disk drive installed is 40 or 80 tracks. 360K type is40 tracks 720K, 1.2M and 1.44M are all 80 tracks.

Disabled

BIOS will not search for the type of floppy disk drive by track number. Note

 

that there will not be any warning message if the drive installed is 360K.

 

(Default value)

Enabled

BIOS searches for floppy disk drive to determine it is 40 or 80 tracks.

 

Note that BIOS can not tell from 720K, 1.2M or 1.44M drive type as they

 

areall 80tracks.

Boot Up Num-Lock

When set On, allows the BIOS to automatically enable the Num Lock Function when the systemboots

up.

 

On

Keypad is number keys. (Default value)

Off

Keypad is arrow keys.

Password Check

Setup

The system will boot but will not access to Setup page if the correct

 

password is not entered at the prompt. (Default value)

System

The system will not boot and will not access to Setup page if the correct

 

password is not entered at the prompt.

Interrupt Mode

PIC

PIC (8259 Programmable Interrupt Controller). Use the traditional method to

 

provide IRQs for the system.

APIC

APIC (Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller). Provide more IRQs for the

 

system through IOAPIC. (Default value)

Note: BIOS will autodetect IOAPIC mode when an IOAPIC procoessor is installed. And your operating system will be APIC-supported if you enable the APIC mode in BIOS before installing the operating system.

However, if you replace the APIC processor with a non-APIC one or switch to PIC mode in BIOS, you will not be able to enter the APIC operating system and will have to reinstall it.

HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability

S.M.A.R.T. which allows your hard disk to report any read/write errors and issue a warning when LDCM installed.

Enabled

Enabled HDD S.M.A.R.T. capability.

Disabled

Disabled HDD S.M.A.R.T. capability.(Default value)

CPU Hyper-Threading

Enabled

Enables CPU Hyper Threading Feature. Please note that this feature is only

 

working for operating system with multi processors mode supported. (Default

 

value)

Disabled

Disables CPU Hyper Threading.

(Note) This item will show up when you install a processor that supports this function.

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Limit CPUID Max. to 3

Enabled

Limit CPUID Maximum value to 3 when use older OS like NT4.

Disabled

Disables CPUID Limit for windows XP.(Default value)

No-Execute Memory Protect (Note)

Enabled

Enable No-Execute Memory Protect function.(Default value)

Disabled

Disable No-Execute Memory Protect function.

CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) (Note)

Enabled

Enable CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) function.(Default value)

Disabled

Disable CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) function.

CPU Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) (Note)

Enabled

Enable CPU Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) function.(Default value)

Disabled

Disable CPU Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) function.

CPU EIST Function (Note)

Enabled

Enable CPU EIST function.(Default value)

Disabled

Disable CPU EIST function.

Virtualization Technology

Enabled

A VMM can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by

 

Virtualization Technology. (Default value)

Disabled

Disabled this function.

Delay For HDD (Secs)

Set delay HDD time from 0~15(secs).

Init Display First

This feature allows you to select the first initiation of the monitor display from which card when you install a PCI card and a PCI Express VGA card on the motherboard.

PCI

Set Init Display First to PCI VGA card.

PEG

Set Init Display First to PCI Express VGA card (PCIE_16_1 slot). (Default value)

PEG2

Set Init Display First to PCI Express VGA card (PCIE_16_2 slot).

DRAM Data Integrity Mode

ECC

Enable Memory Error Checking and Correction feature when all installed DIMMs

 

are 72bits width.

Non-ECC

Set DRAM Data Integrity Mode to Non-ECC. (Default value)

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Integrated Peripherals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Integrated Peripherals

 

 

 

On-Chip Primary PCI IDE

 

[Enabled]

 

Item Help

 

SATA RAID/AHCI Mode

 

 

[Disabled]

 

Menu Level`

 

On-Chip SATA Mode

 

 

 

[Auto]

 

 

 

x

PATA IDE Set to

 

 

 

Ch.0 Master/Slave

If a hard disk

 

SATA Port 0/2 Set to

 

 

 

Ch.2 Master/Slave

controller card is

 

SATA Port 1/3 Set to

 

 

 

Ch.3 Master/Slave

used, set at Disabled.

 

USB Controller

 

 

 

 

[Enabled]

 

 

 

 

USB 2.0 Controller

 

 

 

[Enabled]

 

[Enabled]

 

USB Keyboard Support

 

 

[Disabled]

 

Enable on-chip IDE

 

USB Mouse Support

 

 

 

[Disabled]

 

Port.

 

 

Legacy USB storage detect

 

[Enabled]

 

 

 

 

Onboard H/W Sound

 

 

 

[Enabled]

 

[Disabled]

 

Onboard H/W 1394

 

 

 

[Enabled]

 

Disable on-chip IDE

 

Onboard H/W GigaATA

 

 

[Enabled]

 

Port.

 

 

Onboard H/W LAN

 

 

 

[Enabled]

 

 

 

 

OnBoard LAN Boot ROM

 

[Disabled]

 

 

 

 

Onboard Serial Port 1

 

 

 

[3F8/IRQ4]

 

 

 

i-Lock

 

 

 

 

[Enabled]

 

 

 

KLJI: Move

Enter: Select

+/-/PU/PD: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1: General Help

 

F3: Language

F5: Previous Values

F6: Fail-Safe Defaults

F7: Optimized Defaults

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On-Chip Primary PCI IDE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enabled

 

 

Enable onboard 1st channel IDE port. (Default value)

 

 

Disabled

 

 

Disable onboard 1st channel IDE port.

 

 

 

SATA RAID / AHCI Mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAID

 

 

Set the onboard SATA controller to RAID mode.

 

 

AHCI

 

 

Set the onboard SATA controller to AHCI mode. Advanced Host Controller

 

 

 

 

Interface (AHCI) is an interface specification that allows the storage driver to

 

 

 

 

enable advanced Serial ATA features such as Native Command Queuing

 

 

 

 

and hot plug. For more details about AHCI, please visit Intel's website.

 

Disabled

 

 

Set the onboard SATA controller to IDE mode.(Default value)

 

On-Chip SATA Mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disabled

 

 

Disable this function.

 

 

 

 

Auto

 

 

BIOS will detect automatically. (Default value)

 

 

Combined

 

 

Set On-Chip SATA mode to Combined, you can use up to 4 HDDs on the

 

 

 

 

motherboard; 2 for SATA and the other for PATA IDE.

 

 

Enhanced

 

 

Set On-Chip SATA mode to Enhanced, the motherboard allows up to 6 HDDs

 

 

 

 

to use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Combined

 

Set On-Chip SATA mode to Non-Combined, SATA will be simulated to PATA

 

 

 

 

mode.

 

 

 

 

 

PATA IDE Set to

Ch.1 Master/Slave Set PATA IDE to Ch. 1 Master/Slave.

Ch.0 Master/Slave Set PATA IDE to Ch. 0 Master/Slave.(Default value)

SATA Port 0/2 Set to

This value will be automatically made by the setting "On-Chip SATA Mode" and "PATA IDE Set to". If PATA IDE were set to Ch. 1 Master/Slave, this function will auto set to Ch. 0 Master/Slave.

SATA Port 1/3 Set to

This value will be automatically made by the setting "On-Chip SATA Mode" and "PATA IDE Set to". If PATA IDE were set to Ch. 0 Master/Slave, this function will auto set to Ch. 1 Master/Slave.

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USB Controller

Enabled

Enable USB controller. (Default value)

Disabled

Disable USB controller.

USB 2.0 Controller

Disable this function if you are not using onboard USB 2.0 feature.

Enabled

Enable USB 2.0 controller. (Default value)

Disabled

Disable USB 2.0 controller.

USB Keyboard Support

Enabled

Enable USB keyboard support.

Disabled

Disable USB keyboard support. (Default value)

USB Mouse Support

Enabled

Enable USB mouse support.

Disabled

Disable USB mouse support. (Default value)

Onboard H/W Sound

Enabled

Enable onboard sound. (Default value)

Disabled

Disable this function.

Onboard H/W 1394

Enabled

Enable onboard IEEE 1394 function. (Default value)

Disabled

Disable this function.

Onboard H/W GigaATA

Enabled

Enable onboard H/W GigaATA function. (Default value)

Disabled

Disable this function.

Onboard H/W LAN

Enabled

Enable onboard H/W LAN function. (Default value)

Disabled

Disable this function.

OnBoard LAN Boot ROM

This function decide whether to invoke the boot ROM of the onboard LAN chip.

Enabled

Enable this function.

Disabled

Disable this function. (Default value)

Onboard Serial Port 1

Auto

BIOS will automatically setup the port 1 address.

3F8/IRQ4

Enable onboard Serial port 1 and address is 3F8/IRQ4. (Default value)

2F8/IRQ3

Enable onboard Serial port 1 and address is 2F8/IRQ3.

3E8/IRQ4

Enable onboard Serial port 1 and address is 3E8/IRQ4.

2E8/IRQ3

Enable onboard Serial port 1 and address is 2E8/IRQ3.

Disabled

Disable onboard Serial port 1.

i-Lock

Enabled

Enable the i-Lock function. (Default value)

Disabled

Disable the i-Lock function.

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Power Management Setup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Power Management Setup

 

 

 

ACPI Suspend Type

 

[S1(POS)]

 

Item Help

x USB Device Wake-Up From S3

 

Enabled

 

Menu Level`

 

Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN

 

[Instant-Off]

 

 

 

PME Event Wake Up

 

[Enabled]

 

[S1]

 

 

Power On by Ring

 

 

[Enabled]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set suspend type to

 

Resume by Alarm

 

 

[Disabled]

 

 

 

 

 

Power On Suspend under

x Date (of Month) Alarm

 

Everyday

 

 

 

ACPI OS

x

Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm

 

0 : 0 : 0

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power On By Mouse

 

[Disabled]

 

[S3]

 

 

Power On By Keyboard

 

[Disabled]

 

 

 

 

 

Set suspend type to

x KB Power ON Password

 

Enter

 

 

 

Suspend to RAM under

 

AC BACK Function

 

 

[Soft-Off]

 

 

 

 

 

ACPI OS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KLJI: Move

Enter: Select

+/-/PU/PD: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1: General Help

 

F3: Language

F5: Previous Values

F6: Fail-Safe Defaults

F7: Optimized Defaults

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACPI Suspend Type

 

 

 

 

 

 

S1(POS)

 

Set ACPI suspend type to S1/POS(Power On Suspend). (Default value)

 

S3(STR)

 

Set ACPI suspend type to S3/STR(Suspend To RAM).

 

 

Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instant-Off

 

Press power button then Power off instantly. (Default value)

 

 

Delay 4 Sec.

Press power button 4 seconds to Power off. Enter suspend if button is pressed less

 

 

 

than 4 seconds.

 

 

 

 

 

PME Event Wake Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disabled

 

Disable this function.

 

 

 

 

 

Enabled

 

Enable PME Event Wake up. (Default value)

 

 

 

Power On by Ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disabled

 

Disable Power on by Ring function.

 

 

 

Enabled

 

Enable Power on by Ring function. (Default value)

 

Resume by Alarm

You can set "Resume by Alarm" item to enabled and key in Date/Time to power on system.

Disabled

Disable this function. (Default value)

Enabled

Enable alarm function to POWER ON system.

If Resume by Alarm is Enabled.

Date (of Month) Alarm :

Everyday, 1~31

Time (hh: mm: ss) Alarm :

(0~23) : (0~59) : (0~59)

Power On By Mouse

Disabled

Disabled this function. (Default value)

Double Click

Double click on PS/2 mouse left button to power on the system.

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Power On By Keyboard

Password

Enter from 1 to 5 characters to set the Keyboard Power On Password.

Disabled

Disabled this function. (Default value)

Keyboard 98

If your keyboard have "POWER Key" button, you can press the key to power on

 

the system.

KB Power ON Password

When "Power On by Keyboard" set at Password, you can set the password here.

Enter Input password (from 1 to 5 characters) and press Enter to set the Keyboard Power On password.

AC BACK Function

Soft-Off

When AC-power back to the system, the system will be in "Off" state.

 

(Default value)

Full-On

When AC-power back to the system, the system always in "On" state.

Memory

When AC-power back to the system, the system will return to the Last state

 

before AC-power off.

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PnP/PCI Configurations

 

 

 

Resources Controlled By

 

[Auto]

 

 

Item Help

x

IRQ Resources

 

 

 

Press Enter

Menu Level`

 

PCI Latency Timer(CLK)

 

[32]

 

 

 

 

PCI 1 IRQ Assignment

 

 

[Auto]

 

Device(s) using this

 

PCI 2 IRQ Assignment

 

 

[Auto]

 

INT:

 

KLJI: Move

Enter: Select

+/-/PU/PD: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1: General Help

 

F3: Language

F5: Previous Values

F6: Fail-Safe Defaults

F7: Optimized Defaults

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources Controlled By

 

 

 

 

 

Auto

 

 

Assign PnP resource (I/O address, IRQ & DMA channels) for Plug

 

 

 

 

and Play compatible devices automatically (Default value)

 

Manual

 

 

Assign resource manually.

 

 

 

IRQ Resources (IRQ3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15)

 

 

 

 

PCI Device

 

 

This IRQ assigns for PCI device. (Default value)

 

 

Reserved

 

 

Reserved this IRQ for other device.

 

PCI Latency Timer (CLK)

Set PCI Latency Timer to 32, 64, 128. (Default value: 32)

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PCI 1 IRQ Assignment

Auto

Auto assign IRQ to PCI 1. (Default value)

3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15

Set IRQ 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15

to PCI 1.

PCI 2 IRQ Assignment

 

 

Auto

Auto assign IRQ to PCI 2. (Default value)

3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15

Set IRQ 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15

to PCI 2.

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PC Health Status

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PC Health Status

 

 

 

Reset Case Open Status

 

[Disabled]

 

Item Help

 

Case Opened

 

 

 

No

 

Menu Level`

 

Vcore

 

 

 

OK

 

 

 

 

DDRV

 

 

 

OK

 

 

 

 

+3.3V

 

 

 

OK

 

 

 

 

+12V

 

 

 

OK

 

 

 

 

Current CPU Temperature

 

33oC

 

 

 

 

Current CPU FAN Speed

 

4687 RPM

 

 

 

Current POWER FAN Speed

 

0

RPM

 

 

 

Current SYSTEM FAN Speed

 

0

RPM

 

 

 

CPU Warning Temperature

 

[Disabled]

 

 

 

CPU FAN Fail Warning

 

[Disabled]

 

 

 

POWER FAN Fail Warning

 

[Disabled]

 

 

 

SYSTEM FAN Fail Warning

 

[Disabled]

 

 

 

CPU Smart FAN Control

 

[Enabled]

 

 

 

CPU Smart FAN Mode

 

[Auto]

 

 

KLJI: Move

Enter: Select

+/-/PU/PD: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1: General Help

 

F3: Language

F5: Previous Values

F6: Fail-Safe Defaults

F7: Optimized Defaults

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reset Case Open Status

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disabled

 

Don't reset case open status. (Default value)

 

 

 

Enabled

 

Clear case open status at next boot.

 

 

 

Case Opened

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the case is closed, "Case Opened" will show "No". If the case has been opened, "Case Opened" will show "Yes". If you want to reset "Case Opened" value, set "Reset Case Open Status" to Enabled then save BIOS setup and restart your system.

Current Voltage(V) Vcore / DDRV / +3.3V / +12V

Detect system's voltage status automatically.

Current CPU Temperature

Detect CPU temperature automatically.

Current CPU/POWER/SYSTEM FAN Speed (RPM)

Detect CPU/POWER/SYSTEM fan speed status automatically.

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CPU Warning Temperature

60oC / 140oF Monitor CPU temperature at 60oC / 140oF.

70oC / 158oF Monitor CPU temperature at 70oC / 158oF.

80oC / 176oF Monitor CPU temperature at 80oC / 176oF.

90oC / 194oF Monitor CPU temperature at 90oC / 194oF.

Disabled Disable this function. (Default value)

CPU/POWER/SYSTEM FAN Fail Warning

Disabled

Disable fan fail warning function. (Default value)

Enabled

Enable fan fail warning function.

CPU Smart FAN Control

Disabled

Disable this function.

Enabled

When this function is enabled, CPU fan will run at different speed depending on

 

CPU temperature. Users can adjust the fan speed with Easy Tune based on

 

their requirements. (Default value)

CPU Smart FAN Mode

This option is available only when CPU Smart FAN Control is enabled.

Auto

BIOS autodetects the type of CPU fan you installed and sets the optimal CPU Smart

 

FAN control mode for it. (Default value)

Voltage

Set to Voltage when you use a CPU fan with a 3-pin fan power cable.

PWM

Set to PWM when you use a CPU fan with a 4-pin fan power cable.

Note: In fact, the Voltage option can be used for CPU fans with 3-pin or 4-pin power cables. However, some 4-pin CPU fan power cables are not designed following Intel 4-Wire fans PWM control specifications. With such CPU fans, selecting PWM will not effectively reduce the fan speed.

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MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

 

 

 

 

 

C.A.M. (Note)

 

 

 

[High]

 

 

 

 

Item Help

 

CPU Clock Ratio (Note)

 

 

[16X]

 

 

 

Menu Level`

 

Robust Graphics Booster

 

[Auto]

 

 

 

 

 

 

C.I.A. 2

 

 

 

[Disabled]

 

 

 

CPU Adjustable Multipli

 

CPU Host Clock Control

 

[Disabled]

 

 

 

er

 

x

CPU Host Frequency(Mhz)

 

200

 

 

 

 

 

x

PCI Express Frequency(Mhz)

 

Auto

 

 

 

Set Clock Ratio For

x

PCI Frequency(Mhz)

 

 

Auto

 

 

 

Frequency-locked CPU

 

System Memory Multiplier

 

[Auto]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memory Frequency (Mhz)

 

533

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIMM OverVoltage Control

 

[Normal]

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCI-E OverVoltage Control

 

[Normal]

 

 

 

 

 

 

FSB OverVoltage Control

 

[Normal]

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPU Voltage Control

 

 

[Normal]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Normal CPU Vcore

 

 

1.3875V

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAS Latency Time

 

 

[Auto]

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay

 

[Auto]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DRAM RAS# Precharge

 

[Auto]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Active to Precharge Delay

 

[Auto]

 

 

 

 

 

KLJI: Move

Enter: Select

+/-/PU/PD: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1: General Help

 

F3: Language

F5: Previous Values

F6: Fail-Safe Defaults

F7: Optimized Defaults

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2005 Award Software

 

 

 

 

 

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

 

 

 

 

 

Refresh Mode Select

 

 

[Auto]

 

 

 

 

Item Help

 

M.I.B.2

 

 

 

[Auto]

 

 

 

Menu Level`

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

x

Vendor\Brand

 

 

 

Micron\Micron

 

 

CPU Adjustable Multipli

x

Component

 

 

 

3YB11 Z9BQT

 

 

er

 

x

Size

 

 

 

512M

 

 

 

Set Clock Ratio For

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency-locked CPU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KLJI: Move

Enter: Select

+/-/PU/PD: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1: General Help

F3: Language

F5: Previous Values

F6: Fail-Safe Defaults

F7: Optimized Defaults

Incorrect using these features may cause your system broken. For power end-user use only.

C.A.M. (Note)

High

Set clock ratio for frequency-locked CPU to High. (Default value)

Low

Set clock ratio for frequency-locked CPU to Low.

CPU Clock Ratio (Note)

This setup option will automatically assign by CPU detection.

The option will display "Locked" and read only if the CPU ratio is not changeable. (Note) This item will show up when you install a processor that supports this function.

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Robust Graphics Booster

Select the options can enhance the VGA graphics card bandwidth to get higher performance.

Auto

Set Robust Graphics Booster to Auto. (Default value)

Fast

Set Robust Graphics Booster to Fast.

Turbo

Set Robust Graphics Booster to Turbo.

C.I.A.2

C.I.A.2 (CPU Intelligent Accelerator 2) is designed to detect CPU loading during software program executing, and automatically adjust CPU computing power to maximize system performance.

Disabled

Disable this function. (Default value)

Cruise

Set C.I.A.2 to Cruise. Automatically increase CPU frequency(5%,7%) by CPU

 

loading.

Sports

Set C.I.A.2 to Sports. Automatically increase CPU frequency(7%,9%) by CPU

 

loading.

Racing

Set C.I.A.2 to Racing. Automatically increase CPU frequency(9%,11%) by CPU

 

loading.

Turbo

Set C.I.A.2 to Turbo. Automatically increase CPU frequency(15,17%) by CPU

 

loading.

Full Thrust

Set C.I.A.2 to Full Thrust. Automatically increase CPU frequency(17%,19%) by

 

CPU loading.

Warning: Stability is highly dependent on system components.

CPU Host Clock Control

Disabled

Disable CPU Host Clock Control. (Default value)

Enabled

Enable CPU Host Clock Control.

CPU Host Frequency(Mhz)

100Mhz ~ 600Mhz Set CPU Host Clock from 100Mhz to 600Mhz. The actual range depends on the CPU you install.

If you use an 800Mhz FSB processor, please set CPU Host Frequency to 200Mhz.

If you use a 1066Mhz FSB processor, please set CPU Host Frequency to 266Mhz.

PCI Express Frequency(Mhz)

Auto

Set PCI Express frequency automatically. (Default value)

90Mhz ~ 150Mhz

Set PCI Express frequency from 90Mhz to 150Mhz.

PCI Frequency(Mhz)

 

Auto

Set PCI frequency automatically. (Default value)

33.3Mhz ~ 37.5Mhz

Set PCI frequency from 33.3Mhz to 37.5Mhz.

System Memory Multiplier

Wrong frequency may make system can't boot, clear CMOS to overcome wrong frequency issue. for FSB(Front Side Bus) frequency=1066MHz,

1.50

Memory Frequency = Host clock X 1.50.

 

2.00

Memory Frequency = Host clock X 2.00.

 

2.50

Memory Frequency = Host clock X 2.50.

 

2.0+

Memory Frequency = Host clock X 2.0+.

 

2.66

Memory Frequency = Host clock X 2.66.

 

3.33

Memory Frequency = Host clock X 3.33.

 

3.00

Memory Frequency = Host clock X 3.00.

 

4.00

Memory Frequency = Host clock X 4.00.

 

Auto

Set Memory frequency by DRAM SPD data. (Default value)

 

 

 

 

 

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English

English

for FSB(Front Side Bus) frequency=800MHz,

2.00

Memory Frequency = Host clock X 2.00.

2.66

Memory Frequency = Host clock X 2.66.

3.33

Memory Frequency = Host clock X 3.33.

3.00

Memory Frequency = Host clock X 3.00.

4.00

Memory Frequency = Host clock X 4.00.

1.50

Memory Frequency = Host clock X 1.50.

2.0-

Memory Frequency = Host clock X 2.0-.

2.50

Memory Frequency = Host clock X 2.50.

Auto

Set Memory frequency by DRAM SPD data. (Default value)

Memory Frequency (Mhz)

The values depend on CPU Host Frequency(Mhz) and System Memory Multiplier setting.

DIMM OverVoltage Control

Normal

Set DIMM OverVoltage Control to Normal. (Default value)

+0.1V

Set DIMM OverVoltage Control to +0.1V.

+0.2V

Set DIMM OverVoltage Control to +0.2V.

+0.3V

Set DIMM OverVoltage Control to +0.3V.

+0.4V

Set DIMM OverVoltage Control to +0.4V.

+0.5V

Set DIMM OverVoltage Control to +0.5V.

+0.6V

Set DIMM OverVoltage Control to +0.6V.

+0.7V

Set DIMM OverVoltage Control to +0.7V.

PCI-E OverVoltage Control

Normal

Set PCI-E OverVoltrage Control to Normal. (Default value)

+0.1V

Set PCI-E OverVoltage Control to +0.1V.

+0.2V

Set PCI-E OverVoltage Control to +0.2V.

+0.3V

Set PCI-E OverVoltage Control to +0.3V.

+0.4V

Set PCI-E OverVoltage Control to +0.4V.

+0.5V

Set PCI-E OverVoltage Control to +0.5V.

+0.6V

Set PCI-E OverVoltage Control to +0.6V.

+0.7V

Set PCI-E OverVoltage Control to +0.7V.

FSB OverVoltage Control

Normal

Set FSB OverVoltrage Control to Normal. (Default value)

+0.05V

Set FSB OverVoltrage Control to +0.05V.

+0.10V

Set FSB OverVoltrage Control to +0.10V.

+0.15V

Set FSB OverVoltrage Control to +0.15V.

+0.20V

Set FSB OverVoltrage Control to +0.20V.

+0.25V

Set FSB OverVoltrage Control to +0.25V.

+0.30V

Set FSB OverVoltrage Control to +0.30V.

+0.35V

Set FSB OverVoltrage Control to +0.35V.

CPU Voltage Control

Supports adjustable CPU Vcore from 1.7500V to 1.5625V. (Default value: Normal)

Normal CPU Vcore

Display your CPU's normal voltage.

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CAS Latency Time

This feature allows you to select the CAS latency Time, When any DDRII DIMM installed. 5 Set CAS latency Time is 5.

4 Set CAS latency Time is 4.

3 Set CAS latency Time is 3.

6 Set CAS latency Time is 6.

Auto Set CAS latency Time automatically. (Default Value)

DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay

This feature allows you to set the delay time that from the DRAM RAS# active to CAS#.

2

Set DDRII RAM RAS# to CAS# delay 2 SCLKs.

3

Set DDRII RAM RAS# to CAS# delay 3 SCLKs.

4

Set DDRII RAM RAS# to CAS# delay 4 SCLKs.

5

Set DDRII RAM RAS# to CAS# delay 5 SCLKs.

6

Set DDRII RAM RAS# to CAS# delay 6 SCLKs.

Auto

Set DDRII RAM RAS# to CAS# delay time automatically. (Default Value)

DRAM RAS# Precharge

This feature allows you to set the DRAM RAS# Precharge Time. 2 Set DDRII RAM RAS# Precharge Time to 2.

3 Set DDRII RAM RAS# Precharge Time to 3.

4 Set DDRII RAM RAS# Precharge Time to 4.

5 Set DDRII RAM RAS# Precharge Time to 5.

6 Set DDRII RAM RAS# Precharge Time to 6.

Auto Set DDRII RAM RAS# Precharge time automatically. (Default Value)

Active to Precharge Delay

This feature allows you to set Active to Precharge Delay when any DDRII DIMM installed.

4~15

Set active to Precharge delay timing is 4~15 clk.

Auto

Set active to Precharge delay timing automatically. (Default Value)

Refresh Mode Select

Set active to Refresh mode timing is 7.8 usec.

Set active to Refresh mode timing is 15.6 usec.

Set active to Refresh mode timing automatically.(Default Value)

M.I.B.2

M.I.B. 2(Memory Intelligent Booster 2) is designed especially to maximize memory performance and boost memory bandwidth up to 10%.

Vendor \ Brand

Select the memory module that you use.

Options are: Micron\Micron, A-Data\Hynix, Kingston\Elpida, Pmi\Samsung, Kingstone\Infineon.

Compoent / Size

Displays the memory module compoent that you use.

Micron\Micron -->

3YB11 Z9BQT

512M

A-Data\Hynix -->

HY5PS12821

512M

Kingston\Elpida --> E5108AB-5C-E

512M

Pmi\Samsung -->

K4T51083QB-GCD5

512M

Kingstone\Infineon --> HYB18T51216DAC-3.7

256M

 

 

 

 

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BIOS Setup

English

English

2-8

Top Performance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2004 Award Software

`

 

Standard CMOS Features

Select Language

`

 

Advanced BIOS Features

Load Fail-Safe Defaults

`

 

 

Top Performance

Load Optimized Defaults

 

Integrated Peripherals

`

 

Power Management SetupDisabled.........................[ ]

Set Supervisor Password

`

 

PnP/PCI Configurations

Set User Password

 

 

PC Health Status

Enabled..........................[ ]

Save & Exit Setup

`

 

 

`

 

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

Exit Without Saving

 

 

Top Performance

KL: Move

ENTER: Accept

ESC: Quit

ESC: Abort

KLJI: Select Item

F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash

 

F10: Save & Exit Setup

 

 

 

System will be set in best performance configuration ..

 

 

 

 

 

If you wish to maximize the performance of your system, set "Top Performance" as "Enabled".

Disabled

Disable this function. (Default Value)

Enabled

Enable Top Performance function.

"Top Performance" will increase hardware working speed. Different system configuration (both hardware component and OS) will effect the result. For example, the same hardware configuration might not run properly with Windows XP, but works smoothly with Windows NT. Therefore, if your system is not perform enough, the reliability or stability problem will appear sometimes, and we will recommend you disabling the option to avoid the problem as mentioned above.

2-9 Select Language

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2005 Award Software

`

Standard CMOS Features

Select Language

`

Advanced BIOS Features

Load Fail-Safe Defaults

`

Integrated Peripherals

Load Optimized Defaults

`

Power Management Setup

Set Supervisor Password

`

PnP/PCI Configurations

Set User Password

`

PC Health Status

Save & Exit Setup

`

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

Exit Without Saving

 

Top Performance

 

ESC: Quit

F3: Change Language

F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash

F10: Save & Exit Setup

Multi-language supports 7 languages. There are English, French, German, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.

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2-10 Load Fail-Safe Defaults

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2005 Award Software

`

Standard CMOS Features

Select Language

`

Advanced BIOS Features

Load Optimized Defaults

`

Integrated Peripherals

Set Supervisor Password

`

Power Management Setup

Set User Password

`

PnP/PCI Configurations

Load Fail-Safe DefaultsSave(Y/N)?& ExitN Setup

`

PC Health Status

Exit Without Saving

`

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

 

 

Top Performance

 

Esc: Quit

KLJI: Select Item

F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash

F10: Save & Exit Setup

 

Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Fail-Safe defaults contain the most appropriate values of the system parameters that allow minimum system performance.

English

2-11

Load Optimized Defaults

 

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2005 Award Software

`

Standard CMOS Features

Select Language

`

Advanced BIOS Features

Load Fail-Safe Defaults

`

Integrated Peripherals

Load Optimized Defaults

`

Power Management Setup

Set Supervisor Password

`

PnP/PCI Configurations

Load Optimized DefaultsSet(Y/N)?User NPassword

`

PC Health Status

Save & Exit Setup

`

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

Exit Without Saving

 

Top Performance

 

Esc: Quit

KLJI: Select Item

F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash

F10: Save & Exit Setup

 

 

Load Optimized Defaults

Selecting this field loads the factory defaults for BIOS and Chipset Features which the system automatically detects.

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BIOS Setup

English

2-12

Set Supervisor/User Password

 

 

 

 

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2005 Award Software

`

Standard CMOS Features

Select Language

`

Advanced BIOS Features

Load Fail-Safe Defaults

`

Integrated Peripherals

Load Optimized Defaults

`

Power Management Setup

Set Supervisor Password

`

PnP/PCI ConfigurationsEnter Password:

Set User Password

`

PC Health Status

Save & Exit Setup

`

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

Exit Without Saving

 

Top Performance

 

Esc: Quit

KLJI: Select Item

F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash

F10: Save & Exit Setup

 

Change/Set/Disable Password

 

 

 

When you select this function, the following message will appear at the center of the screen to assist you in creating a password.

Type the password, up to eight characters, and press <Enter>. You will be asked to confirm the password. Type the password again and press <Enter>. You may also press <Esc> to abort the selection and not enter a password.

To disable password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter password. A message "PASSWORD DISABLED" will appear to confirm the password being disabled. Once the password is disabled, the system will boot and you can enter Setup freely.

The BIOS Setup program allows you to specify two separate passwords:

SUPERVISOR PASSWORD and a USER PASSWORD. When disabled, anyone may access all BIOS Setup program function. When enabled, the Supervisor password is required for entering the BIOS Setup program and having full configuration fields, the User password is required to access only basic items.

If you select "System" at "Password Check" in Advance BIOS Features Menu, you will be prompted for the password every time the system is rebooted or any time you try to enter Setup Menu.

If you select "Setup" at "Password Check" in Advance BIOS Features Menu, you will be prompted only when you try to enter Setup.

2-13 Save & Exit Setup

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2005 Award Software

`

Standard CMOS Features

Select Language

`

Advanced BIOS Features

Load Fail-Safe Defaults

`

Integrated Peripherals

Load Optimized Defaults

`

Power Management Setup

Set Supervisor Password

 

 

Save to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)? Y

`

PnP/PCI Configurations

Set User Password

`

PC Health Status

Save & Exit Setup

`

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

Exit Without Saving

 

Top Performance

 

Esc: Quit

KLJI: Select Item

F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash

F10: Save & Exit Setup

 

 

Save & Exit Setup

Type "Y" will quit the Setup Utility and save the user setup value to RTC CMOS. Type "N" will return to Setup Utility.

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2-14 Exit Without Saving

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2005 Award Software

`

Standard CMOS Features

Select Language

`

Advanced BIOS Features

Load Fail-Safe Defaults

`

Integrated Peripherals

Load Optimized Defaults

`

Power Management Setup

Set Supervisor Password

`

PnP/PCI Configurations

Quit Without Saving (Y/N)? N

Set User Password

`

PC Health Status

Save & Exit Setup

`

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

Exit Without Saving

 

Top Performance

 

Esc: Quit

KLJI: Select Item

F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash

F10: Save & Exit Setup

 

 

Abandon all Data

Type "Y" will quit the Setup Utility without saving to RTC CMOS.

Type "N" will return to Setup Utility.

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BIOS Setup

English

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Chapter 3Drivers Installation

Pictures below are shown in Windows XP.

Insert the driver CD-title that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive, the driver CD-title will auto start and show the installation guide. If not, please double click the CD-ROM device icon in "My computer", and execute the Run.exe.

3-1 Install Chipset Drivers

After insert the driver CD, "Xpress Install" will scan automatically the system and then list all the drivers that recommended to install. Please pick the item that you want and press "install" followed the item; or you can press "Xpress Install" to install all items defaulted.

Some device drivers will restart your system automatically. After restarting your system the "Xpress Install" will continue to install other drivers. System will reboot automatically after install the drivers, afterward you can install others application.

For USB2.0 driver support under Windows XP operating system, please use Windows Service Pack. After install Windows Service Pack, it will show a question mark "?" in "Universal Serial Bus controller" under "Device Manager". Please remove the question mark and restart the system (System will auto-detect the right USB2.0 driver).

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Drivers Installation

English

3-2 Software Applications

This page displays all the tools that Gigabyte developed and some free software, you can choose anyone you want and press "install" to install them.

3-3 Driver CD Information

This page lists the contents of software and drivers in this CD-title.

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3-4 Hardware Information

This page lists all device you have for this motherboard.

3-5 Contact Us

Please see the last page for details.

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Drivers Installation

English

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Chapter 4 Appendix

4-1 Unique Software Utilities

(Not all model support these Unique Software Utilities, please check your MB features.)

U-PLUS D.P.S. (Universal Plus Dual Power System)

The U-Plus Dual Power System (U-Plus DPS) is a revolutionary eight-phase power circuit built for ultimate system protection. Designed to withstand varying current levels and changes, the U-Plus D.P.S. provides an immensely durable and stable power circuit to the CPU for solid system stability. These characteristics make it the ideal companion with the latest LGA775 Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor as well as future Intel® processors. As well, 4 blue LED's are mounted on the U-Plus D.P.S. for intelligent indication of system loading.

M.I.T. (Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker)

Motherboard Intelligent Tweaker (M.I.T.) allows user to access and change BIOS feature settings with relative speed and ease. Through GIGABYTE M.I.T. feature the user is no longer required to switch into different modes within BIOS setup in order to change system settings such as the CPU system bus, memory timings or to enabled Gigabyte's unique C.I.A. 2 and M.I.B. 2 features. M.I.T.'s integration of all platform performance settings into a single mode now gives any user the ability to control and enhance their computer system to the desired level.

C.I.A.2 (CPU Intelligent Accelerator 2)

GIGABYTE CPU Intelligent Accelerator 2(C.I.A. 2) is designed to automatically adjust CPU computing power to maximize system performance. When enabled, the program detects the current CPU loading and automatically accelerates the CPU computing performance to allow for a faster and smoother execution of programs. When the function is disabled, the CPU is returned to its initial status.

M.I.B.2 (Memory Intelligent Booster 2)

Built on the original M.I.B., the new Memory Intelligent Booster 2 (M.I.B. 2) is designed especially to maximize memory performance and boost memory bandwidth up to 10%. With added branded memory module information, users are able to optimize memory performance by selecting from a recommended memory module list.

S.O.S. (System Overclock Saver)

System Overclock Saver (S.O.S.) is a unique feature that eliminates system boot-up errors resulting from system over-enhancement by the user. With GIGABYTE's proprietary S.O.S. feature, users no longer need to open up the PC chassis and short-circuit the "Clear CMOS" pins or the battery on the motherboard to reset the system back to factory default settings. Instead, S.O.S. automatically resets the overclocked system settings back to their factory defaults to provide a more user-friendly and reliable platform for users.

Download Center

Download Center allows users to quickly download and update their BIOS as well as the latest drivers for their system. Download Center automatically runs a system check of the user PC and provides the user with the current system information as well as displaying a detailed list of all new drivers with the option for download.

C.O.M. (Corporate Online Management)

A web-based system management tool that allows system hardware information such as CPU, memory, graphics card, etc. to be monitored and controlled via the Internet, C.O.M. allows corporate MIS engineers to easily maintain corporate computers such as providing the most up-to-date drivers and BIOS.(Do not use C.O.M. and @BIOS at the same time.)

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Appendix

English

4-1-1 EasyTune 5 Introduction

EasyTune 5 presents the most convenient Windows based system performance enhancement and manageability utility. Featuring several powerful yet easy to use tools such as 1) Overclocking for enhancing system performance, 2) C.I.A. and M.I.B. for special enhancement for CPU and Memory, 3) Smart-Fan control for managing fan speed control of both CPU cooling fan and North-Bridge Chipset cooling fan, 4) PC health for monitoring system status.(Note)

User Interface Overview

 

Button / Display

Description

1.

Overclocking

Enters the Overclocking setting page

2.

C.I.A./C.I.A.2 and M.I.B./M.I.B.2

Enters the C.I.A./2 and M.I.B./2 setting page

3.

Smart-Fan

Enters the Smart-Fan setting page

4.

PC Health

Enters the PC Health setting page

5.

GO

Confirmation and Execution button

6.

"Easy Mode" & "Advance Mode"

Toggles between Easy and Advance Mode

7.

Display screen

Display panel of CPU frequency

8.

Function display LEDs

Shows the current functions status

9.

GIGABYTE Logo

Log on to GIGABYTE website

10.

Help button

Display EasyTuneTM 5 Help file

11.

Exit or Minimize button

Quit or Minimize EasyTuneTM 5 software

(Note) EasyTune 5 functions may vary depending on different motherboards.

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4-1-2 Xpress Recovery2 Introduction

Xpress Recovery2 is designed to provide quick backup and restoration of hard disk data. Supporting Microsoft operating systems including Windows XP/2000/NT/98/Me and DOS, and file systems including FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS, Xpress Recovery2 is able to back up data

on hard disks on PATA and SATA IDE controllers. After Xpress Recovery2 is executed from CD-ROM for the first time, it will stay permanent in your hard disk. If you wish to run Xpress Recovery2 later, you can simply press F9 during system bootup to enter Xpress Recovery2 without the CD-ROM.

System requirements:

1.Intel x86 platforms

2.At least 64M bytes of system memory

3.VESA-supported VGA cards

How to use the Xpress Recovery2

Initial access by booting from CD-ROM and subsequent access by pressing the F9 key:

Steps: After entering BIOS Setup, go to Advanced BIOS Feature and set to boot from CD-ROM. Save the settings and exit the BIOS Setup. Insert the provided driver CD into your CD-ROM drive. Upon system restart, the message which says "Boot from CD/DVD:" will appear in the bottom left corner of the screen. Press any key to enter Xpress Recovery2.

After the steps above are completed, subsequent access to Xpress Recovery2 can be made by simply pressing the <F9> key during system power-on.

.

 

 

 

.

 

 

Boot from CD/DVD:

Boot from CD/DVD:

 

 

 

 

Press any key to startup XpressRecovery2.....

 

 

Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally Copyright (C) 1984-2004, Award Software, Inc.

Intel 945 BIOS for 8I945GME E7

.

.

.

.

<DEL>:BIOS Setup/Q-Flash, <F9>: Xpress Recovery2,

<F12>For Boot Menu

<F9> Xpress Recovery2

11/07/2005-I945-6A79HG0GC-00

 

1. If you have already entered Xpress Recovery2 by booting from the CD-ROM, you can enter Xpress Recovery2 by pressing the <F9> key in the future.

2. System storage capacity and the reading/writing speed of the hard disk will affect the data backup speed.

3. It is recommended that Xpress Recovery2 be immediately installed once you complete installations of OS and all required drivers as well as software.

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Appendix

English

The Main Screen of Xpress Recovery2

1. RESTORE:

 

Restore the backed-up data to your hard disk.

 

(This button will not appear if there is no backup

 

file.)

2. BACKUP:

Back up data from hard disk.

3. REMOVE:

Remove previously-created backup files to release disk space.

(This button will not appear if there is no backup file.)

4. REBOOT:

Exit the main screen and restart the system.

Limitations:

1. Not compatible to Xpress Recovery.

2. For the use of Xpress Recovery2, a primary partition must be reserved.

3. Xpress Recovery2 will store the backup file at the end of the hard disk, so free space available on the hard disk for the backup file must be allocated in advance. (A minimum 4GB is recommended but the actual space is dependent on the size of the data to be backed up)

4. Capable of backing up hard disks installed with Windows operating systems including DOS and Windows XP/2000/NT/9x/Me.

5. USB hard disks are currently not supported.

6. Does not support RAID/AHCI (class code 0104/0106) hard disks.

7. Capable of backing up and restoring only the first physical hard disk. Hard disks detection sequence is as follows:

a. PATA IDE primary channel

b. PATA IDE secondary channel c . SATA IDE channel 1

d. SATA IDE channel 2 e. SATA IDE channel 3 f. SATA IDE channel 4

Precautions:

1. When using hard disks with more than 128G under Windows 2000, be sure to execute the EnableBigLba.exe program from the driver CD before data backup.

2. It is normal that data backup takes longer time than data restoration. 3. Xpress Recovery2 is compliant with the GPL regulations.

4. On a few motherboards based on Nvidia chipsets, BIOS update is required for Xpress Recovery2 to correctly identify RAID and SATA IDE mode. Please contact your motherboard manufacturer.

5. Xpress Recovery2 supports only PATA hard disks and not SATA hard disks on the following motherboards (As this is a BIOS-related issue, it can be solved by BIOS update)

GA-K8U

GA-K8NXP-9

GA-8N-SLI Royal

GA-K8U-9

GA-K8N Ultra-9

GA-8N-SLI Pro

GA-K8NXP-SLI

GA-K8NF-9 (PCB Ver. 1.0)

GA-8N-SLI

GA-K8N Ultra-SLI

GA-K8NE (PCB Ver. 1.0)

 

GA-K8N Pro-SLI

GA-K8NMF-9

 

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4-1-3 Flash BIOS Method Introduction

A. What is Dual BIOS Technology?

Dual BIOS means that there are two system BIOS (ROM) on the motherboard, one is the Main BIOS and the other is Backup BIOS.

Under the normal circumstances, the system works on the Main BIOS. If the Main BIOS is corrupted or damaged, the Backup BIOS can take over while the system is powered on. This means that your PC will still be able to run stably as if nothing has happened in your BIOS.

B. How to use Dual BIOS and Q-Flash Utility?

a. After power on the computer, pressing <Del> immediately during POST (Power On Self Test) it will allow you to enter Award BIOS CMOS SETUP, then press <F8> to enter Flash utility.

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2004 Award Software

`

Standard CMOS Features

Load Fail-Safe Defaults

`

Advanced BIOS Features

Load Optimized Defaults

`

Integrated Peripherals

Set Supervisor Password

`

Power Management Setup

Set User Password

`

PnP/PCI Configurations

Save & Exit Setup

`

PC Health Status

Exit Without Saving

`MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

ESC: Quit

KLJI: Select Item

F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash

F10: Save & Exit Setup

 

Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...

b. Dual BIOS / Q-Flash Programming Utility

Dual BIOS Utility V1.33

Boot From.................................................

Main Bios

 

Main ROM Type/Size...............................

SST 49LF004A

512K

Backup ROM Type/Size...........................

SST 49LF004A

512K

Wide Range Protection

Disable

 

Boot From

Main Bios

 

Auto Recovery

Enable

 

Halt On Error

Disable

 

Keep DMI Data

Enable

 

Copy Main ROM Data to Backup

Load Default Settings

Save Settings to CMOS

Q-Flash Utility

Update Main BIOS from Floppy

 

Update Backup BIOS from Floppy

 

 

Save Main BIOS to Floppy

 

 

Save Backup BIOS to Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

PgDn/PgUp: Modify

KL: Move

ESC: Reset

F10: Power Off

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English

c . Dual BIOS Item explanation:

Wide Range Protection: Disable(Default), Enable

Status 1:

If any failure (ex. Update ESCD failure, checksum error or reset? occurs in the Main BIOS, just before the Operating System is loaded and after the power is on, and that the Wide Range Protection is set to "Enable", the PC will boot from Backup BIOS automatically.

Status 2:

If the ROM BIOS on peripherals cards(ex. SCSI Cards, LAN Cards,..) emits signals torequest restart of the system after the user make any alteration on it, the boot up BIOS will not be changed to the Backup BIOS.

Boot From : Main BIOS(Default), Backup BIOS

Status 1:

The user can set to boot from main BIOS or Backup BIOS. Status 2:

If one of the main BIOS or the Backup BIOS fails, this item "Boot From : Main BIOS(Default)" will become gray and will not be changed by user.

Auto Recovery : Enable(Default), Disable

When one of the Main BIOS or Backup BIOS occurs checksum failure, the working BIOS will automatically recover the BIOS of checksum failure.

(In the Power Management Setup of the BIOS Setting, if ACPI Suspend Type is set to Suspend to RAM, the Auto Recovery will be set to Enable automatically.)

(If you want to enter the BIOS setting, please press "Del" key when the boot screen appears.)

Halt On Error : Disable(Default), Enable

If the BIOS occurs a checksum error or the Main BIOS occurs a WIDE RANGE PROTECTION error and Halt On Error set to Enable, the PC will show messages on the boot screen, and the system will pause and wait for the user's instruction.

If Auto Recovery :Disable, it will show <or the other key to continue.>

If Auto Recovery :Enable, it will show <or the other key to Auto Recover.>

Keep DMI Data : Enable(Default), Disable

Enable: The DMI data won't be replaced by flashing new BIOS.(recommend) Disable: The DMI data will be replaced by flashing new BIOS.

Copy Main ROM Data to Backup

(If you boot from Backup ROM, this item will change to Copy Backup ROM Data to Main) Auto recovery message:

BIOS Recovery: Main to Backup

The means that the Main BIOS works normally and could automatically recover the Backup BIOS.

BIOS Recovery: Backup to Main

The means that the Backup BIOS works normally and could automatically recover the Main BIOS. (This auto recovery utility is set by system automatically and can’t be changed by user.)

Load Default Settings

Load dual BIOS default value.

Save Settings to CMOS

Save revised setting.

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Method 1 : Q-FlashTM Utility

Q-FlashTM is a BIOS flash utility embedded in Flash ROM. With this utility, users only have to stay in the BIOS menu when they want to update BIOS. Q-Flash?allows users to flash BIOS without any utility in DOS or

Windows. Using Q-FlashTM indicating no more fooling around with any complicated instructions and operating system since it is in the BIOS menu.

Please note that because updating BIOS has potential risk, please do it with caution!! We are sorry that Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd is not responsible for damages of system because of incorrect manipulation of updating BIOS to avoid any claims from end-users.

Before You Begin:

Before you start updating BIOS with the Q-FlashTM utility, please follow the steps below first.

1.Download the latest BIOS for your motherboard from Gigabyte's website.

2.Extract the BIOS file downloaded and save the BIOS file (the one with model name.Fxx. For example, 8KNXPU.Fba) to a floppy disk.

3.Reboot your PC and press Del to enter BIOS menu.

The BIOS upgrading guides below are separated into two parts.

If your motherboard has dual-BIOS, please refer to Part One.

If your motherboard has single-BIOS, please refer to Part Two.

Part One:

Updating BIOS with Q-FlashTM Utility on Dual BIOS Motherboards.

Some of Gigabyte motherboards are equipped with dual BIOS. In the BIOS menu of the motherboards supporting Q-Flash and Dual BIOS, the Q-Flash utility and Dual BIOS utility are combined in the same screen. This section only deals with how to use Q-Flash utility.

In the following sections, we take GA-8KNXP Ultra as the example to guide you how to flash BIOS from an older version to the latest version. For example, from Fa3 to Fba.

The BIOS file is Fa3 before updating

Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star

Ally

Copyright (C) 1984-2003, Award Software, Inc. Intel i875P AGPset BIOS for 8KNXP Ultra Fa3 Check System Health OK , VCore = 1.5250

Main Processor : Intel Pentium(R) 4 1.6GHz (133x12) <CPUID : 0F27 Patch ID : 0027>

Memory Testing : 131072K OK

Memory Frequency 266 MHz in Single Channel

Primary Master : FUJITSU MPE3170AT ED-03-08

Primary Slave : None

Secondary Master : CREATIVEDVD-RM DVD1242E BC101

Secondary Slave : None

Press DEL to enter SETUP / Dual BIOS / Q-Flash / F9 For Xpress Recovery

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Appendix

English

Entering the Q-FlashTM utility:

Step1: To use Q-Flash utility, you must press Del in the boot screen to enter BIOS menu.

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2004 Award Software

`

Standard CMOS Features

Select Language

`

Advanced BIOS Features

Load Fail-Safe Defaults

`

Integrated Peripherals

Load Optimized Defaults

`

Power Management Setup

Set Supervisor Password

`

PnP/PCI Configurations

Set User Password

`

PC Health Status

Save & Exit Setup

`

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

Exit Without Saving

ESC: Quit

F3: Change Language

F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash

F10: Save & Exit Setup

 

Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...

Step 2: Press F8 button on your keyboard and then Y button to enter the Dual BIOS/Q-Flash utility.

Exploring the Q-FlashTM / Dual BIOS utility screen

The Q-Flash / Dual BIOS utility screen consists of the following key components.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dual BIOS utility bar

 

 

 

 

Dual BIOS Utility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boot From.........................................

 

Main Bios

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main ROM Type/Size.............................

SST 49LF003A

512K

 

 

 

 

 

Backup ROM Type/Size.........................

SST 49LF003A

512K

 

 

Task menu for

 

 

Wide Range Protection

Disable

 

 

 

 

 

Dual BIOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boot From

Main Bios

 

 

 

 

 

utility

 

 

 

Auto Recovery

Enable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halt On Error

Disable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copy Main ROM Data to Backup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Default Settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save Settings to CMOS

 

 

 

 

Q-FlashTM utility title

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q-Flash Utility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Task menu for

 

 

 

Load Main BIOS from Floppy

 

 

 

 

bar

 

 

 

Load Backup BIOS from Floppy

 

 

 

 

Q-FlashTM utility

 

 

 

Save Main BIOS to Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save Backup BIOS to Floppy

 

 

 

 

Action bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter : Run

KL:Move

ESC:Reset

F10:Power Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Task menu for Dual BIOS utility:

Contains the names of eight tasks and two item showing information about the BIOS ROM type. Blocking a task and pressing Enter key on your keyboard to enable execution of the task.

Task menu for Q-Flash utility:

Contains the names of four tasks. Blocking a task and pressing Enter key on your keyboard to enable execution of the task.

Action bar:

Contains the names of four actions needed to operate the Q-Flash/Dual BIOS utility. Pressing the buttons mentioned on your keyboards to perform these actions.

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Using the Q-FlashTM utility:

This section tells you how to update BIOS using the Q-Flash utility. As described in the "Before you begin" section above, you must prepare a floppy disk having the BIOS file for your motherboard and insert it to your computer. If you have already put the floppy disk into your system and have entered the Q-Flash utility, please follow the steps below to flash BIOS.

Steps:

1.Press arrow buttons on your keyboard to move the light bar to "Load Main BIOS from Floppy" item in the Q-Flash menu and press Enter button.

Later, you will see a box pop up showing the BIOS files you previously downloaded to the floppy disk.

If you want to save the current BIOS for backup purpose, you can begin Step 1 with "Save Main BIOS to Floppy" item.

2.Move to the BIOS file you want to flash and press Enter.

In this example, we only download one BIOS file to the floppy disk so only one BIOS file, 8KNXPU.Fba, is listed.

Please confirm again you have the correct BIOS file for your motherboard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dual BIOS Utility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boot From.........................................

 

 

 

Main Bios

 

 

 

 

Main ROM Type/Size.............................

 

 

SST 49LF003A

512K

 

 

Backup ROM Type/Size.........................

SST 49LF003A

512K

 

 

 

 

 

Wide Range Protection

Disable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 file(s) found

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8KNXPU.Fba

Boot From

Main Bios

512K

 

 

 

 

BIOS file in the floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auto Recovery

Enable

 

 

 

 

 

disk.

 

 

 

 

Halt On Error

Disable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total size : 1.39M

Free size : 911.50K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copy Main ROM Data to Backup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F5 : Refresh

 

 

DEL : Delete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Default Settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save Settings to CMOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q-Flash Utility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Main BIOS from Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Backup BIOS from Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save Main BIOS to Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save Backup BIOS to Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter : Run

KL:Move

ESC:Reset

F10:Power Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After pressing Enter, you'll then see the progress of reading the BIOS file from the floppy disk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dual BIOS Utility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boot From.........................................

 

Main Bios

 

 

 

 

 

 

Main ROM Type/Size.............................

SST 49LF003A

512K

 

 

Backup ROM Type/Size.........................

SST 49LF003A

512K

 

 

 

Wide Range Protection

Disable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boot From

Main Bios

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading BIOS file from floppy ...

 

 

 

 

 

Do not turn off power or

 

 

Auto Recovery

Enable

 

 

 

 

 

 

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.....................

Disable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halt On Error

 

 

 

 

 

reset your system at this

 

 

Copy Main ROM Data to Backup

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't Turn Off Power or Reset System

 

 

 

 

 

stage!!

 

 

Load Default Settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save Settings to CMOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q-Flash Utility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Main BIOS from Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Backup BIOS from Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save Main BIOS to Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save Backup BIOS to Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter : Run

KL:Move

ESC:Reset

F10:Power Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After BIOS file is read, you'll see a confirmation dialog box asking you "Are you sure to update BIOS?"

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English

English

3.Press Y button on your keyboard after you are sure to update BIOS.

Then it will begin to update BIOS. The progress of updating BIOS will be displayed.

Please do not take out the floppy disk when it begins flashing BIOS.

4. Press any keys to return to the Q-Flash menu when the BIOS updating procedure is completed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dual BIOS Utility

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boot From.........................................

 

Main Bios

 

 

 

 

Main ROM Type/Size.............................

SST 49LF003A

512K

 

Backup ROM Type/Size.........................

SST 49LF003A

512K

 

 

Wide Range Protection

Disable

 

 

 

You can repeat Step 1 to

 

 

Boot From

Main Bios

 

 

 

4 to flash the backup

 

 

!!AutoCopyRecoveryBIOS completEnabled - Pass !!

 

 

 

 

 

Halt On Error

Disable

 

 

 

BIOS, too.

 

 

CopyPleaseMainpressROManyDatakey to continueBackup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Default Settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save Settings to CMOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q-Flash Utility

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Main BIOS from Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Backup BIOS from Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save Main BIOS to Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save Backup BIOS to Floppy

 

 

 

 

Enter : Run

KL:Move

ESC:Reset

F10:Power Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.Press Esc and then Y button to exit the Q-Flash utility. The computer will restart automatically after you exit Q-Flash.

Dual BIOS Utility

Boot From.........................................

 

Main Bios

 

 

 

Main ROM Type/Size.............................

SST 49LF003A

512K

Backup ROM Type/Size.........................

SST 49LF003A

512K

 

Wide Range Protection

Disable

 

 

 

 

 

Boot From

Main Bios

 

 

 

 

 

AutoAreRecoveryyou sure Enableto RESET ?

 

 

 

 

 

Halt On Error

Disable

 

 

 

 

 

[Enter]Copy toMaincontinureROM Dataor [Esc]to Backupto abort...

 

 

 

 

Load Default Settings

 

 

 

 

 

Save Settings to CMOS

 

 

 

 

 

Q-Flash Utility

 

 

 

 

 

Load Main BIOS from Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

Load Backup BIOS from Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

Save Main BIOS to Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

Save Backup BIOS to Floppy

 

 

 

Enter : Run

KL:Move

ESC:Reset

F10:Power Off

After system reboots, you may find the BIOS version on your boot screen becomes the one you flashed.

The BIOS file becomes Fab after updating.

Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally Copyright (C) 1984-2003, Award Software, Inc.

Intel i875P AGPset BIOS for 8KNXP Ultra Fba Check System Health OK , VCore = 1.5250

Main Processor : Intel Pentium(R) 4 1.6GHz (133x12) <CPUID : 0F27 Patch ID : 0027>

Memory Testing : 131072K OK

Memory Frequency 266 MHz in Single Channel

Primary Master : FUJITSU MPE3170AT ED-03-08

Primary Slave : None

Secondary Master : CREATIVEDVD-RM DVD1242E BC101

Secondary Slave : None

Press DEL to enter SETUP / Dual BIOS / Q-Flash / F9 For Xpress Recovery

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6.Press Del to enter BIOS menu after system reboots. When you are in BIOS menu, move to

Load Fail-Safe Defaults item and press Enter to load BIOS Fail-Safe Defaults. Normally the system redetects all devices after BIOS has been upgraded. Therefore, we highly recommend reloading the BIOS defaults after BIOS has been upgraded.

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2004 Award Software

`

Standard CMOS Features

Select Language

`

Advanced BIOS Features

Load Fail-Safe Defaults

`

Integrated Peripherals

Load Optimized Defaults

`

Power Management Setup

Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N)?Set SupervisorY

Password

`

PnP/PCI Configurations

Set User Password

`

PC Health Status

Save & Exit Setup

`

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

Exit Without Saving

ESC: Quit

F3: Change Language

F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash

F10: Save & Exit Setup

 

Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...

 

Press Y on your keyboard to load defaults.

7.Select Save & Exit Setup item to save the settings to CMOS and exit the BIOS menu. System will reboot after you exit the BIOS menu. The procedure is completed.

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2004 Award Software

`

Standard CMOS Features

 

Select Language

`

Advanced BIOS Features

 

Load Fail-Safe Defaults

`

Integrated Peripherals

 

Load Optimized Defaults

`

Power Management Setup

Save to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)?Set SupervisorY

Password

`

PnP/PCI Configurations

 

Set User Password

`

PC Health Status

 

Save & Exit Setup

`

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

Exit Without Saving

ESC: Quit

 

F3: Change Language

F8: Dual BIOS/Q-Flash

 

F10: Save & Exit Setup

 

 

 

Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...

 

Press Y on your keyboard to save and exit.

Part Two:

Updating BIOS with Q-FlashTM Utility on Single-BIOS Motherboards.

This part guides users of single-BIOS motherboards how to update BIOS using the Q-FlashTM utility.

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2004 Award Software

`

Standard CMOS Features

Top Performance

`

Advanced BIOS Features

Load Fail-Safe Defaults

`

Integrated Peripherals

Load Optimized Defaults

`

Power Management Setup

Set Supervisor Password

`

PnP/PCI Configurations

Set User Password

`

PC Health Status

Save & Exit Setup

`

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)

Exit Without Saving

ESC: Quit

F3: Change Language

F8: Q-Flash

F10: Save & Exit Setup

 

Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...

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English

Exploring the Q-FlashTM utility screen

The Q-FlashBIOS utility screen consists of the following key components.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q-FlashTM utility bar

 

 

 

 

 

Q-Flash Utility V1.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flash Type/Size.................................SST 49LF003A

256K

 

 

Task menu for

 

 

 

 

Keep DMI Data

Enable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q-FlashTM utility

 

 

 

Update BIOS from Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save BIOS to Floppy

 

 

 

Action bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter : Run

KL:Move

ESC:Reset

F10:Power Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Task menu for Q-Flash utility:

Contains the names of three tasks. Blocking a task and pressing Enter key on your keyboard to enable execution of the task.

Action bar:

Contains the names of four actions needed to operate the Q-Flash utility. Pressing the buttons mentioned on your keyboards to perform these actions.

Using the Q-FlashTM utility:

This section tells you how to update BIOS using the Q-Flash utility. As described in the "Before you begin" section above, you must prepare a floppy disk having the BIOS file for your motherboard and insert it to your computer. If you have already put the floppy disk into your system and have entered the Q-Flash utility, please follow the steps below to flash BIOS.

Steps:

1.Press arrow buttons on your keyboard to move the light bar to "Update BIOS from Floppy" item in the Q-Flash menu and press Enter button.

Later, you will see a box pop up showing the BIOS files you previously downloaded to the floppy disk.

If you want to save the current BIOS for backup purpose, you can begin Step 1 with "Save BIOS to Floppy" item.

2.Move to the BIOS file you want to flash and press Enter.

In this example, we only download one BIOS file to the floppy disk so only one BIOS file, 8GE800.F4, is listed.

Please confirm again you have the correct BIOS file for your motherboard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q-Flash Utility V1.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flash Type/Size.................................

 

 

SST 49LF003A

 

 

 

 

 

256K

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 file(s) found

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8GE800.F4Keep DMI Data

Enable

 

256K

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIOS file in the floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update BIOS from Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

disk.

 

 

Total size : 1.39M

Save BIOS to Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free size : 1.14M

 

 

 

 

 

EnterF5: :RunRefresh KL:Move

ESC:ResetDELDelete

F10:Power

Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q-Flash Utility V1.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flash Type/Size.................................

 

 

SST 49LF003A

 

 

 

 

 

256K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep DMI Data

Enable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do not turn off power or

 

 

Reading BIOS file from floppy ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update BIOS from Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.....................

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

reset your system at

 

 

Save BIOS to Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EnterDon't: RunTurn OffKLPower:Moveor ResetESystemC:Reset

 

F10:Power

 

Off

 

this stage!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After BIOS file is read, you'll see a confirmation dialog box asking you "Are you sure to update BIOS?" Please do not take out the floppy disk when it begins flashing BIOS.

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3.Press Y button on your keyboard after you are sure to update BIOS.

Then it will begin to update BIOS. The progress of updating BIOS will be shown at the same time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q-Flash Utility V1.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flash Type/Size.................................

SST 49LF003A

 

 

 

256K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep DMI Data

Enable

 

 

 

 

 

Do not turn off power or

 

Updating BIOS Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update BIOS from Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.........................

 

 

 

 

 

reset your system

 

Save BIOS to Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

EnterDon't: RunTurn OffKLPower:Moveor ResetESystemC:Reset

F10:Power

 

Off

 

at this stage!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.Press any keys to return to the Q-Flash menu when the BIOS updating procedure is completed.

Q-Flash Utility V1.30

 

Flash Type/Size

.................................

SST 49LF003A

 

 

256K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep DMI Data

Enable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

!! Copy BIOS completed - Pass !!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update BIOS from Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save BIOS to Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please press any key to continue

 

 

 

 

 

Enter : Run

F10:Power

 

Off

 

 

KL:Move

ESC:Reset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.Press Esc and then Y button to exit the Q-Flash utility. The computer will restart automatically after you exit Q-Flash.

Q-Flash Utility V1.30

 

Flash Type/Size.................................

SST 49LF003A

 

 

256K

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep DMI Data

Enable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you sure to RESET ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update BIOS from Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save BIOS to Floppy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Enter] to continure or [Esc] to abort

 

 

 

 

 

Enter : Run

...F10:Power

 

Off

 

 

KL:Move

ESC:Reset

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After system reboots, you may find the BIOS version on your boot screen becomes the one you flashed.

The BIOS file becomes F4 after updating

Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally Copyright (C) 1984-2003, Award Software, Inc.

Intel 845GE AGPSet BIOS for 8GE800 F4 Check System Health OK

Main Processor : Intel Pentium(R) 4 1.7GHz (100x17.0) <CPUID : 0F0A Patch ID : 0009>

Memory Testing : 122880K OK + 8192K Shared Memory

Primary Master : FUJITSU MPE3170AT ED-03-08

Primary Slave : None

Secondary Master : CREATIVEDVD-RM DVD1242E BC101

Secondary Slave : None

Press DEL to enter SETUP / Q-Flash 03/18/2003-I845GE-6A69YG01C-00

6.Press Del to enter BIOS menu after system reboots and "Load BIOS Fail-Safe Defaults". See how to Load BIOS Fail-Safe Defaults, please kindly refer to Step 6 to 7 in Part One.

Congratulation!! You have updated BIOS successfully!!

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Method 2 : @BIOSTM Utility

If you do not have a DOS startup disk, we recommend that you use the new @BIOS utility. @BIOS allows users to update their BIOS under Windows. Just select the desired @BIOS server to download the latest version of BIOS.

Fig 1. Installing the @BIOS utility

Fig 2. Installation Complete and Run @BIOS

Click Start/ Programs/ GIGABYTE/@BIOS

Select @BIOS item than click Install

Fig 3. The @BIOS Utility

Fig 4. Select the desired @BIOS server

Click "3" Click "Update New BIOS"

1.Methods and steps:

I. Update BIOS through Internet

a.Click "Internet Update" icon

b.Click "Update New BIOS" icon

c. Select @BIOSTM sever

d.Select the exact model name on your motherboard

e.System will automatically download and update the BIOS. II. Update BIOS NOT through Internet:

a.Do not click "Internet Update" icon

b.Click "Update New BIOS"

c.Please select "All Files" in dialog box while opening the old file.

d.Please search for BIOS unzip file, downloading from internet or any other methods (such as: G1975X.F1).

e.Complete update process following the instruction.

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III. Save BIOS

In the very beginning, there is "Save Current BIOS" icon shown in dialog box. It means to save the current BIOS version.

IV. Check out supported motherboard and Flash ROM:

In the very beginning, there is "About this program" icon shown in dialog box. It can help you check out which kind of motherboard and which brand of Flash ROM are supported.

2.Note:

I. In method I, if it shows two or more motherboard's model names to be selected, please make

sure your motherboard's model name again. Selecting wrong model name will cause the system unbooted.

II.In method II, be sure that motherboard's model name in BIOS unzip file are the same as your motherboard's. Otherwise, your system won't boot.

III. In method I, if the BIOS file you need cannot be found in @BIOSTM server, please go onto Gigabyte's web site for downloading and updating it according to method II.

IV. Please note that any interruption during updating will cause system unbooted

V. Do not use @BIOS and C.O.M. (Corporate Online Management) at the same time.

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4-1-4 Configuring SATA Hard Drive(s) (Controller: Intel ICH7R)

To configure SATA hard drive(s), follow the steps below:

(1)Install SATA hard drive(s) in your system.

(2)Configure SATA controller mode and boot sequence in BIOS Setup. (3)* Configure RAID set in RAID BIOS.

(4)Make a floppy disk containing the SATA controller driver.

(5)Install the SATA controller driver during OS installation.

Before you begin

Please prepare:

(a)Two SATA hard drives (to ensure optimal performance, it is recommended that you use two hard drives with identical model and capacity). If you do not want to create RAID with the SATA controller, you may prepare only one hard drive.

(b)An empty formatted floppy disk.

(c)Windows XP/2000 setup disk.

(d)Driver CD for your motherboard.

(1)Installing SATA hard drive(s) in your computer

Attach one end of the SATA signal cable to the rear of the SATA hard drive and the other end to available SATA 3Gb/s port(s) on the motherboard. Then connect the power connector from your power supply to the hard drive.

"*" Skip this step if you do not want to create RAID array on the SATA controller

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(2)Configuring SATA controller mode and boot sequence in BIOS Setup

You have to make sure whether the SATA controller is configured correctly in system BIOS Setup and set BIOS boot sequence for the SATA hard drive(s).

Step 1:

Turn on your computer and press Del to enter BIOS Setup during POST (Power-On Self Test). If you want to create RAID, set SATA RAID/AHCI Mode under the Integrated Peripherals menu to RAID

(Disabled by default). Then, set On-Chip SATA Mode to Manual or Auto (default) based on your own requirements.

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2005 Award Software

Integrated Peripherals

On-Chip Primary PCI IDE

 

[Enabled]

 

Item Help

SATA RAID/AHCI Mode

 

[RAID]

 

Menu Level

On-Chip SATA Mode

 

 

[Auto]

 

 

 

x PATA IDE Set to

 

 

Ch.0 Master/Slave

If a hard disk

SATA Port 0/2 Set to

 

 

Ch.2 Master/Slave

controller card is

SATA Port 1/3 Set to

 

 

Ch.3 Master/Slave

used, set at Disabled.

USB Controller

 

 

 

[Enabled]

 

 

 

USB 2.0 Controller

 

 

[Enabled]

 

[Enabled]

USB Keyboard Support

 

 

[Disabled]

 

Enable on-chip IDE

USB Mouse Support

 

 

[Disabled]

 

Port.

 

Legacy USB storage detect

 

[Enabled]

 

 

 

Onboard H/W Sound

 

 

[Enabled]

 

[Disabled]

Onboard H/W 1394

 

 

[Enabled]

 

Disable on-chip IDE

Onboard H/W GigaATA

 

[Enabled]

 

Port.

 

Onboard H/W LAN

 

 

[Enabled]

 

 

 

OnBoard LAN Boot ROM

 

[Disabled]

 

 

 

Onboard Serial Port 1

 

 

[3F8/IRQ4]

 

 

i-Lock

 

 

 

[Enabled]

 

 

 

: Move

Enter: Select

+/-/PU/PD: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1: General Help

F3: Language

F5: Previous Values

F6: Fail-Safe Defaults

F7: Optimized Defaults

Figure 1

The BIOS Setup menus described in this section may not show the exact settings for your motherboard. The actual BIOS Setup menu options you will see shall depend on the motherboard you have and the BIOS version.

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Step 2:

Later, select Hard Disk Boot Priority under the Advanced BIOS Features menu. In the Hard Disk Boot Priority submenu, select the model of the SATA hard drive onto which you intent to install Microsoft Windows 2000/XP (Figure 2).

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2005 Award Software

Hard Disk Boot Priority

1. SCSI-0

:

Intel Volume0

Item Help

2. Bootable Add-in Cards

 

Menu Level

Use < > or < > to select a device, then press <+> to move it up, or <-> to move it down the list. Press <ESC> to exit this menu.

: Move

PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

Figure 2

Step 3:

Set First Boot Device under the Advanced BIOS Features menu to CD-ROM to boot from CD-ROM after system restarts (Figure 3).

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2005 Award Software

Advanced BIOS Features

Hard Disk Boot Priority

[Press Enter]

Item Help

First Boot Device

[CDROM]

Menu Level

Second Boot Device

[Hard Disk]

 

Third Boot Device

[CDROM]

Select Hard Disk Boot

Password Check

[Setup]

Device Priority

# CPU Hyper-Threading

[Enabled]

 

Limit CPUID Max. to 3

[Disabled]

 

No-Execute Memory Protect

[Enabled]

 

CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)

[Enabled]

 

CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2)

[Enabled]

 

CPU EIST Function (µù)

[Enabled]

 

: Move

Enter: Select

+/-/PU/PD: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1: General Help

F3: Language

F5: Previous Values

F6: Fail-Safe Defaults

F7: Optimized Defaults

Figure 3

Step 4:

Save and exit BIOS Setup.

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(3)Configuring RAID set in RAID BIOS

Enter the RAID BIOS setup utility to configure a RAID array. Skip this step and proceed to Section 4 if you do not want to create RAID.

Step 1:

After the POST memory test begins and before the operating system boot begins, look for a message which says "Press <Ctrl-I> to enter Configuration utility" (Figure 4). Press CTRL+ I to enter the RAID BIOS setup utility.

Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager option ROM V5.0.0.1032 ICH7R wRAID5

Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reversed.

RAID Volumes :

None Defined.

Physical Disks :

 

 

 

Port

Driver Model

Serial #

Size

Type/Status(Vol ID)

0

ST3120026AS

3JT354CP

111.7GB

Non-RAID Disk

1

ST3120026AS

3JT329JX

111.7GB

Non-RAID Disk

Press

 

to enter Configuration Utility

 

 

<CTRL - I>

 

 

Figure 4

Step 2:

After you press CTRL+ I, the Create RAID Volume screen will appear (Figure 5).

Create RAID Volume¡G

If you want to create RAID array, select Create RAID Volume in Main Menu and press ENTER.

Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager option ROM V5.0.0.1032 ICH7R wRAID5

Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reversed.

[ MAIN MENU ]

1.Create RAID Volume

2.Delete RAID Volume

3.Reset Disks to Non-RAID

4.Exit

[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]

RAID Volumes :

None Defined.

Physical Disks :

 

 

 

Port

Driver Model

Serial #

Size

Type/Status(Vol ID)

0

ST3120026AS

3JT354CP

111.7GB

Non-RAID Disk

1

ST3120026AS

3JT329JX

111.7GB

Non-RAID Disk

 

[ ]-Select

 

[ESC]-Exit

[ENTER]-Select Menu

Figure 5

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Step 3:

After entering the Create Volume Menu screen, name the disk array with 1~16 letters (letters cannot be special characters) under the Name item. When finished, press ENTER to select a RAID level (Figure 6). There are four RAID levels: RAID0, RAID1, RAID10 and RAID5. Select a RAID level and press ENTER.

Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager option ROM V5.0.0.1032 ICH7R wRAID5

Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reversed.

[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]

Name : RAID_Volume0

RAID Level : RAID0(Stripe)

Disks : Select Disks

Strip Size : 128KB

Capacity : 223.6 GB

Create Volume

[ HELP ]

Choose the RAID level best suited to your usage model. RAID0Data striped across multiple physical drives for performance. RAID1Data mirrored across multiple physical drives for redundancy. RAID10Striped volume whose segments are RAID1 volumes. Requires

four hard drives. Functionally equivalent to RAID0+1. RAID5Data and parity striped across three or more physical drives

for performance and redundancy.

[ ]-Change

[TAB]-Next

[ESC]-Previous Menu

[ENTER]-Select

Figure 6

Step 4:

Set the stripe block size (Figure 7). The KB is the standard unit of stripe block size. The stripe block size can be set from 4KB to 128KB. After the setting, press ENTER to set array capacity.

Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager option ROM V5.0.0.1032 ICH7R wRAID5

Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reversed.

[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]

Name : RAID_Volume0

RAID Level : RAID0(Stripe)

Disks : Select Disks

Strip Size : 128KB

Capacity : 223.6 GB

Create Volume

[ HELP ]

The following are typical values:

RAID0 - 128KB

RAID10 - 64KB

RAID5 - 64KB

[ ]-Change

[TAB]-Next

[ESC]-Previous Menu

[ENTER]-Select

Figure 7

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Step 5:

After setting all the items above, select Create Volume and press ENTER (Figure 8) to begin the creation of the RAID array.

Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager option ROM V5.0.0.1032 ICH7R wRAID5

Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reversed.

[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]

Name : RAID_Volume0

RAID Level : RAID0(Stripe)

Disks : Select Disks

Strip Size : 128KB

Capacity : 223.6 GB

Create Volume

[ HELP ]

Enter the volume capacity. The default value indicates the maximum volume capacity using the selected disks. If less than the maximum capacity is chosen, creation of a second volume is needed to utilize the remaining space.

[ ]-Change

[TAB]-Next

[ESC]-Previous Menu

[ENTER]-Select

Figure 8

Step 6:

When prompted to confirm whether to create this volume, press Y to create or N to cancel.

Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager option ROM V5.0.0.1032 ICH7R wRAID5

Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reversed.

[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]

Name : RAID_Volume0

RAID Level : RAID0(Stripe)

Disks : Select Disks

Strip Size : 128KB

Capacity : 223.6 GB

Create Volume

WARNING : ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.

[ HELP ]

Are you sure you want to creat this volume? (Y/N) :

Press "ENTER" to Create the specified volume

[ ]-Change

[TAB]-Next

[ESC]-Previous Menu

[ENTER]-Select

Figure 9

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After the creation is completed, you can see detailed information about the RAID Array in the DISK/ VOLUME INFORMATION section, including RAID mode, disk block size, disk name, and disk capacity, etc.

Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager option ROM V5.0.0.1032 ICH7R wRAID5

Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reversed.

[ MAIN MENU ]

1.Create RAID Volume

2.Delete RAID Volume

3.Reset Disks to Non-RAID

4.Exit

 

 

[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]

 

 

RAID Volumes :

 

 

 

 

 

ID

Name

Level

Strip

Size

Status

Bootable

0

Volume0

RAID(Stripe)

128KB

223.6GB

Normal

Yes

Physical Disks :

 

 

 

 

 

Port

Driver Model

Serial #

 

Size

Type/Status(Vol ID)

0

ST3120026AS

3JT354CP

 

111.8GB

Member Disk(0)

1

ST3120026AS

3JT329JX

 

111.8GB

Member Disk(0)

 

[ ]-Select

[ESC]-Exit

 

[ENTER]-Select Menu

Figure 10

Delete RAID Volume

If you want to delete a RAID volume, select the Delete RAID Volume option in Main Menu. Press ENTER and follow on-screen instructions.

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Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reversed.

[ MAIN MENU ]

1.Create RAID Volume

2.Delete RAID Volume

3.Reset Disks to Non-RAID

4.Exit

 

 

[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]

 

 

RAID Volumes :

 

 

 

 

 

ID

Name

Level

Strip

Size

Status

Bootable

0

Volume0

RAID(Stripe)

128KB

223.6GB

Normal

Yes

Physical Disks :

 

 

 

 

 

Port

Driver Model

Serial #

 

Size

Type/Status(Vol ID)

0

ST3120026AS

3JT354CP

 

111.8GB

Member Disk(0)

1

ST3120026AS

3JT329JX

 

111.8GB

Member Disk(0)

 

[ ]-Select

[ESC]-Exit

 

[ENTER]-Select Menu

To exit the ICH7R RAID BIOS utility, press ESC in Main Menu.

Now, you can proceed to the installation of the SATA driver and operating system.

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(4)Making a SATA Driver Disk

To install operating system onto a serial ATA hard disk successfully, you need to install the SATA controller driver during OS installation. Without the driver, the hard disk may not be recognized during the Windows setup process. First of all, copy the driver for the SATA controller from the motherboard driver CD-ROM to a floppy disk. See the instructions below about how to copy the driver in MS-DOS mode(Note1). Prepare a startup disk that has CD-ROM support and a blank formatted floppy disk.

Step 1: Insert the prepared startup disk and motherboard driver CD-ROM in your system. Boot from the startup disk. Once at the A:\> prompt, change to the CD-ROM drive (example: D:\>). At the D:\> prompt, type the following two commands. Press ENTER after each command (Fig.12):

cd bootdrv

menu

Step 2: When the controller menu (Fig.13) appears, remove the startup disk and insert the blank formatted disk. Select the controller driver by pressing the corresponding letter from the menu.

For example, from the menu in Figure 13, press 7 to select Intel Matrix Storage Manager 32 bit for Windows operating system(Note 2). Your system will then automatically zip and transfer this driver file to the floppy disk. Press 0 to exit when finished.

Fig.12

Fig. 13

(Note 1) For users without a startup disk:

Use an alternative system and insert the GIGABYTE motherboard driver CD-ROM. From the CD-ROM drive folder, double click the MENU.exe file in the BootDrv folder (Figure 14). A command prompt window will open similar to that in Fig. 13.

Fig. 14

(Note 2) For 64-bit Windows Operating System, please select Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager

64bit.

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(5)Installing SATA controller driver during OS installation

Now that you have prepared the SATA driver disk and configured BIOS settings, you are ready to install Windows 2000/XP onto your SATA hard drive with the SATA driver. The following is an example of Windows XP installation.

Step 1: Restart your system to boot from the Windows 2000/XP Setup disk and press F6 as soon as you see the "Press F6 if you need to install a 3rd party SCSI or RAID driver" message (Figure 15). After pressing F6, there will be a few moments of some files being loaded before you see the next screen.

Windows Setup

Press F6 if you need to install a 3rd party SCSI or RAID driver.

Figure 15

Step 2:

When a screen similar to that below appears, insert the floppy disk containing the SATA driver and press S (Figure 16).

Windows Setup

Setup could not determine the type of one or more mass storage devices installed in your system, or you have chosen to manually specify an adapter. Currently, Setup will load support for the following mass storage devices(s)

<none>

*To specify additional SCSI adapters, CD-ROM drives, or special disk controllers for use with Windows, including those for

which you have a device support disk from a mass storage device manufacturer, press S.

*If you do not have any device support disks from a mass storage device manufacturer, or do not want to specify additional

mass storage devices for use with Windows, press ENTER.

S=Specify Additional Device ENTER=Continue F3=Exit

Figure 16

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Step 3:

Use the ARROW keys on your keyboard to select Intel(R) 82801 GR/GH SATA RAID Controller (Desktop ICH7R/DH)* (Figure 17) and press ENTER. Then the system will load the SATA driver from the floppy disk.

Windows Setup

You have chosen to configure a SCSI Adapter for use with Windows, using a device support disk provided by an adapter manufacturer.

Select the SCSI Adapter you want from the following list, or press ESC to return to the previous screen.

Intel(R) 82801 GR/GH SATA RAID Controller (Desktop ICH7R/DH)

Intel(R) 82801 GR/GH SATA AHCI Controller (Desktop ICH7R/DH)

Intel(R) 82801 FR SATA RAID Controller (Desktop ICH6R)

Intel(R) 82801 FR SATA AHCI Controller (Desktop ICH6R)

ENTER=Select F3=Exit

Figure 17

If a message appears saying one or some file(s) cannot be found, please check the floppy disk or copy the correct SATA driver again from the motherboard driver CD.

Step 4:

When the screen as shown below appears, press ENTER to continue the SATA driver installation from the floppy disk. The driver installation will be finished in about one minute.

Windows Setup

Setup will load support for the following mass storage device(s):

Intel(R) 82801 GR/GH SATA RAID Controller (Desktop ICH7R/DH)

*To specify additional SCSI adapters, CD-ROM drives, or special disk controllers for use with Windows, including those for

which you have a device support disk from a mass storage device manufacturer, press S.

*If you do not have any device support disks from a mass storage device manufacturer, or do not want to specify additional

mass storage devices for use with Windows, press ENTER.

S=Specify Additional Device ENTER=Continue F3=Exit

Figure 18

"*" If you set the SATA RAID/AHCI Mode item in BIOS Setup to AHCI mode, please select

Intel(R) 82801 GR/GH SATA AHCI Controller (Desktop ICH7R/DH).

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After the SATA controller driver installation is completed, you should see a screen as below. It indicates that you have installed the SATA controller driver successfully. You can proceed with the Windows 2000/XP installation.

WindowsXP Professional Setup

Welcome to Setup.

This port of the Setup program prepares Microsoft(R)

Windows (R) XP to run on your computer.

To set up Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using

Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

Enter= Continue R=Repair

F3=Exit

Figure 19

(Note: Each time you add a new hard drive to a RAID array, the RAID driver will have to be installed under Windows once for that hard drive. After that, the driver will not have to be installed.)

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4-1-5 2- / 4- / 5.1- / 6.1- / 7.1- Channel Audio Function

Introduction

Please follow the steps below for speakers configurations. (Following pictures are in Windows XP.)

For users who wish to configure 4/4.1 channel, 5.1 channel, 6.1 channel, and 7.1 channel speakers, they MUST use the Audio Combo Kit.

Accessing Creative Speaker Settings

Method One:

After installation of the audio driver, you should find a Creative Volume Control icon in your system tray. Double-click the icon to open the Creative Audio Control Panel.

To configure speakers, click the Speaker Settings icon.

Creative Audio Control Panel

Method Two:

On the taskbar, click Start -> Program -> Creative -> Sound Blaster Live 24-bit -> Creative Speaker Settings.

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2/2.1 Channel Speaker Configurations

We recommend that you use the speaker with amplifier to acquire the best sound effect if the stereo output is applied.

STEP 1 :

Connect the 2/2.1 channel speakers (headphone) to the Line Out jack.

STEP 2:

In the Speaker Selection tab of Creative Speaker Settings, click 2/2.1 Speakers in the Speaker/ Headphone Selection list. After completion, you can click the Channel/Noise button to check whether the speaker selection corresponds to your speaker or headphone configuration.

Configuring Multi-Channel Speakers with Audio Combo Kit

Audio Combo Kit includes a Surround-Kit and a SPDIF Output module(Note). If you wish to set up a multi-channel speaker configuration, you MUST use the Surround-Kit. The Surround-Kit offers rear surround, center/subwoofer output and side surround.

Installing Audio Combo Kit

STEP 1:

Secure the Audio Combo Kit bracket to a free PCI slot.

Line Out

Surround Kit

SPDIF Output module

(Note) The Audio Combo Kit provides only Surround Kit and SPDIF Out module, SPDIF In module is

an optional device. Please contact your dealer for the SPDIF In module.

 

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STEP 2:

Connect the Surround-Kit to the SUR_CEN connector located on the motherboard. Then the installation is completed.

4/4.1 Channel Speaker Configurations

STEP 1 :

Connect the 4/4.1 channel speakers to the Line Out (Front Speaker Out) jack in the back panel and the Rear Speaker Out jack on the Surround Kit.

STEP 2:

In the Speaker Selection tab of Creative Speaker Settings, click 4/4.1 Speakers in the Speaker/ Headphone Selection list. After completion, you can click the Channel/Noise button to check whether the speaker selection corresponds to your speaker configuration.

Front Speaker Out

Rear Speaker Out

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5.1 Channel Speaker Configurations

Front Speaker Out

STEP 1 :

Connect the 5.1 channel speakers to the Line Out (Front Speaker Out) jack in the back panel and the Rear Speaker Out, Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out jacks on the Surround Kit.

STEP 2:

In the Speaker Selection tab of Creative Speaker Settings, click 5.1 Speakers in the Speaker/Headphone Selection list. After completion, you can click the Channel/Noise button to check whether the speaker selection corresponds to your speaker configuration.

6.1 Channel Speaker Configurations

Front Speaker Out

STEP 1 :

Connect the 6.1 channel speakers to the Line Out (Front Speaker Out) jack in the back panel and the Rear Speaker Out, Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Side Speaker (Rear Center Speaker) Out jacks on the Surround Kit.

STEP 2:

In the Speaker Selection tab of Creative Speaker Settings, click 6.1 Speakers in the Speaker/Headphone Selection list. After completion, you can click the Channel/Noise button to check whether the speaker selection corresponds to your speaker configuration.

Rear Speaker

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Speaker Out

 

 

 

 

 

Rear Speaker Out Rear Center Speaker Out

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7.1 Channel Speaker Configurations

Front Speaker Out

Rear Speaker Out Side Speaker Out

STEP 1 :

Connect the 7.1 channel speakers to the Line Out (Front Speaker Out) jack in the back panel and the Rear Speaker Out, Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out, Side Speaker Out jacks on the Surround Kit.

C e n t e r / S u b w o o f e r

Speaker Out

STEP 2:

In the Speaker Selection tab of Creative Speaker Settings, click 7.1 Speakers in the Speaker/Headphone Selection list. After completion, you can click the Channel/Noise button to check whether the speaker selection corresponds to your speaker configuration.

Enabling Digital Output

Optical SPDIF Out Coaxial SPDIF Out

 

The Audio Combo Kit provides the SPDIF Out module which is required for digital output. The SPDIF Out module includes an optical SPDIF Out jack and a coaxial SPDIF Out jack. Follow the steps below to enable digital output support.

Step 1. Connect SPDIF Out module connector to the SPDIF_IO connector on the motherboard.

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2. Connect a decoder to your system through optical cable or coaxial cable. The picture to the right is an example of connecting an optical cable to the optical SPDIF Out jack.

3. In the Speaker Selection tab of Creative

Speaker Settings, select the Digital Output Only checkbox to activate digital output.

4. Set the decoder options in Start -> Program

-> Creative -> Sound Blaster Live 24-bit -> Device Control to SPDIF Passthrough. Please refer to Page 85.

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4-1-6 DTS Introduction

1. Introduction

In a continuous effort to bring the finest cinematic surround effects to the consumers, Creative has partnered with DTS, Inc to integrate DTS-ES and DTS-Neo:6 into their Sound Blaster line of audio products. This paper will discuss the benefits of having these technologies and how to bring the ultimate entertainment experience out of them via the Creative software applications.

2. DTS-ES

A new encoding scheme adopted by DTS that provides realistic home theatre experience through discrete 6.1 channel extended surround sound while still maintaining compatibility with existing 5.1 systems. This new DTS Extended Surround bitstream is available for DTS-encoded content on all media (CD, LD and DVD-Video) whenever the multichannel recordings are discretely mixed in 6.1. Audio data can be decoded through either an external decoder or now, Creative built-in decoder.

When using a DVD-Video disc encoded with DTS-ES content, the audio mode has to be set to this format before playback begins. The setting is usually in the Main Menu Audio Setup section that will automatically be displayed when the disc is inserted.

2.1 Using Creative Built-in decoder

Step 1: Device Control

One of the most recent audio products that incorporate DTS technology is the Sound Blaster Live! 24bit integrated on motherboards. Device Control is the control application that handles the decoding.

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By default, the on-board Creative audio device provides the decoding. The Use Installed Decoder option will be checked.

When a 7.1 speaker system is used, a 4-channel or 6-channel audio content can be mapped to the additional speakers. Default is a map to the side speakers.

The Creative configuration is completed once the Creative Speaker Settings is set to 6.1 or 7.1 speaker mode.

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Step 2: Configuring 3rd party SoftDVD players

All softDVD players typically have a option to use SPDIF OUT. This option needs to be turned on in conjunction with the Creative settings above for the built-in decoder feature to work. Examples using WinDVD and PowerDVD are illustrated below.

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2.2 Using External Decoder

In a case whereby an external hardware decoder (e/g DTS Home Theatre System) is used, the option to use SPDIF Passthrough is to be checked. Encoded audio data will pass through Creative driver without decoding.

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2.3 Decoding using SoftDVD player

A softDVD player which supports multi-channel playback offers an alternative option to external hardware decoding. Select a 8-channel playback option if a 7.1 speaker system is used. Examples using WinDVD and PowerDVD are illustrated below.

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