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GA-VM900M
Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® D /
Intel® Pentium® 4 / Celeron® D LGA775 Processor Motherboard
User's Manual
Rev. 2001
12ME-VM900M-2001R
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and must be handed over to a designated collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment!!
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Motherboard
GA-VM900M
Jun. 22, 2007
Motherboard
GA-VM900M
Jun. 22, 2007
Copyright
© 2007 GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
The trademarks mentioned in the manual are legally registered to their respective companies.
Notice
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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.
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following:
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Table of Contents
Box Contents ................................................................................................................. 6
Optional Items ................................................................................................................. 6
GA-VM900M 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 CPU Cooler ....................................................... 12
1-3-1 Installation of the CPU ......................................................................................... 12
1-3-2 Installation of the CPU Cooler ............................................................................ 13
1-4 Installation of Memory .................................................................................... 14
1-5 Installation of Expansion Cards ...................................................................... 15
1-6 I/O Back Panel Introduction ........................................................................... 16
1-7 Connectors Introduction .................................................................................. 17
Chapter 2 BIOS Setup................................................................................................. 27
The Main Menu (For example: BIOS Ver. : FAm) .................................................... 28
2-1 Standard CMOS Features ............................................................................. 30
2-2 Advanced BIOS Features .............................................................................. 32
2-3 Integrated Peripherals ..................................................................................... 34
2-4 Power Management Setup ............................................................................. 37
2-5 PnP/PCI Configurations ................................................................................. 39
2-6 PC Health Status ........................................................................................... 40
2-7 Load Fail-Safe Defaults ................................................................................... 42
2-8 Load Optimized Defaults ................................................................................. 42
2-9 Set Supervisor/User Password ..................................................................... 43
2-10 Save & Exit Setup ......................................................................................... 44
2-11 Exit Without Saving ....................................................................................... 44
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Chapter 3 Drivers Installation ...................................................................................... 45
3-1 Installing Chipset Drivers ............................................................................... 45
3-2 Software Applications ..................................................................................... 46
3-3 Driver CD Information .................................................................................... 46
3-4 Hardware Information ..................................................................................... 47
3-5 Contact Us ..................................................................................................... 47
Chapter 4 Appendix .................................................................................................... 49
4-1 Unique Software Utilities ................................................................................ 49
4-1-1 EasyTune 5 Introduction ..................................................................................... 49
4-1-2 Xpress Recovery2 Introduction ......................................................................... 50
4-1-3 Flash BIOS Method Introduction ........................................................................ 52
4-1-4 Configuring SATA Hard Drive(s) ........................................................................ 56
4-1-5 2- / 4- / 5.1- / 7.1- Channel Audio Introduction ............................................... 67
4-2 Troubleshooting ............................................................................................... 72
4-2-1 Frequently Asked Questions ............................................................................. 72
4-2-2 Troubleshooting Procedure ................................................................................ 73
4-3 Windows Vista ReadyBoost ........................................................................... 75
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Box Contents
GA-VM900M motherboard
Motherboard driver disk
User's Manual
Intel® LGA775 CPU Installation Guide
One IDE cable and one floppy disk drive cable
One SATA 3Gb/s cable
I/O Shield
The box contents above are for reference only and the actual items shall depend on product package you obtain.
The box contents are subject to change without notice.
Optional Items
2-port USB 2.0 bracket (Part No. 12CR1-1UB030-51/R)
4-port USB 2.0 bracket (Part No. 12CR1-1UB030-21/R)
SATA bracket (Part No.12CF1-3SATPW-11R)
COM port cable (Part No. 12CF1-1CM001-31/R)
S/PDIF in and out cable (Part No. 12CR1-1SPINO-11/R)
5.1/7.1 surround cable (Part No. 12CF1-1AU004-01R)
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KB_MS
COMA
LPT
LGA775
CPU_FAN
ATX
FDD
VGA
COMB
ATX_12V
CI
PWR_LED
PCI2
F_USB1
BIOS
F_PANEL
VIA
VT8237S
F_USB2
BATTERY
PCI1
CODEC
CLR_CMOS
CD_IN
SATAII1
SYS _FAN
PCIE_1
Winbond
W83627
GA-VM900M
F_AUDIO
USB
IDE2
IDE1
PCIE_16
DDRII_1
VIA
P4M900
LAN
AUDIO
USB
DDRII_2
RTL8201
GA-VM900M Motherboard Layout
HDA_SUR SPDIF_IO
SATAII0
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Block Diagram
(Note) Use of a 1066/800 MHz FSB CPU is required if you wish to install DDR2 667 MHz memory.
LGA775
Processor
Host
Interface
VIA
P4M900
DDR2 667/533/400 MHz DIMM(Note)
VIA
VT8237S
2 PCI
PCI Bus
PCI Express x1
PCI Express Bus
PCIe CLK (100 MHz)
2 SATA 3Gb/s
x1
PCI CLK
(33 MHz)
PCIe CLK
(100 MHz)
PCI Express x16
8 USB Ports
Winbond
W83627
Floppy
PS/2 KB/Mouse
LPT Port
Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
Line-Out
MIC
Line-In
SPDIF In
SPDIF Out
Side Speaker Out
Surround Speaker Out
CODEC
COM Ports
RTL8201
LAN
D-Sub
CPU CLK+/-(266/200/133 MHz)
BIOS
DDR2
RJ45
ATA-133/100/66/33
IDE Channel
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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.
Chapter 1 Hardware Installation
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CPU Supports LGA775 for Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 /
Celeron® D
L2 cache varies with CPU
Front Side Bus Supports 1066/800/533 MHz FSB
Chipset Northbridge: VIA P4M900 Chipset
Southbridge: VIA VT8237S
LAN Onboard Realtek RTL8201 chip (10/100 Mbit)
Audio Onboard VIA VT1708A chip
Supports High Definition Audio
Supports 2 / 4 / 5.1 / 7.1-channel audio (Note 1)
Supports S/PDIF In/Out connection
Supports CD In connection
Supports Jack Sensing function
Storage VIA VT8237S Southbridge
- 1 FDD connector, allowing connection of 1 FDD device
- 2 IDE connectors with ATA-133/100/66/33 suppport,
allowing connection of 4 IDE devices
- 2 SATA 3Gb/s connectors, allowing connection of 2 SATA 3Gb/s devices
- Supports RAID 0, RAID 1 for Serial ATA
O.S Support Microsoft Windows Vista/XP/2000
Memory 2 DDR2 DIMM memory slots (supports up to 4 GB memory) (Note 2)
Supports DDR2 667/533/400 MHz memory modules (Note 3)
Supports 1.8V DDR2 DIMMs
Expanstion Slots 1 PCI Express x16 slot
1 PCI Express x1 slot
2 PCI slots
Internal Connectors 1 24-pin ATX power connector
1 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 floppy connector
2 IDE connectors
2 SATA 3Gb/s connectors
1 CPU fan connector
1 system fan connector
1 front panel connector
1 front audio connector
1 HDA_SUR connector
1 CD In connector
1 S/PDIF In/Out connector
2 USB 2.0/1.1 connectors for additional 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports by cables
1 COMB connector
1 chassis intrusion connector
1 power LED connector
1-2 Feature Summary
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(Note 1) A 5.1/7.1 surround cable (optional) needs to be installed if you wish to enable 7.1-channel
audio output.
(Note 2) Based on standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage
and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount. For example, 4 GB of
memory size will instead be shown as 3.xx GB during system startup.
(Note 3) Use of a 1066/800 MHz FSB CPU is required if you wish to install DDR2 667 MHz memory.
(Note 4) This function is only supported on 4-pin CPU fans.
(Note 5) Available functions in Easytune may differ by motherboard model.
Rear Panel I/O 1 PS/2 keyboard port
1 PS/2 mouse port
1 parallel port
1 serial port
1 D-Sub port
4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 RJ-45 port
3 audio jacks (Line In / Line Out / MIC In)
I/O Control Winbond W83627 chip
Hardware Monitor System voltage detection
CPU / System temperature detection
CPU / System fan speed detection
CPU / System fan failure warning
CPU smart fan control (Note 4)
BIOS 1 4 Mbit flash ROM
Use of licensed AWARD BIOS
PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI 1.0b
Additional Features Supports @BIOS
Supports Download Center
Supports Q-Flash
Supports EasyTune (only supports Hardware Monitor function) (Note 5)
Supports Xpress Install
Supports Xpress Recovery2
Supports Xpress BIOS Rescue
Bundle Software Norton Internet Security (OEM version)
Form Factor Micro ATX form factor; 24.4cm x 23.3cm
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1-3 Installation of the CPU and CPU Cooler
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 CPU cooler.
4. Please make sure the CPU cooler 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 specifica-
tions 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 hard-
ware 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
Fig. 1
Gently lift the metal
lever located on the
CPU socket to the
upright position.
Metal Lever Fig. 2
Remove the plastic
covering on the CPU
socket.
Fig. 3
Notice the small gold
colored triangle lo-
cated on the edge of
the CPU socket.
Align the indented cor-
ner of the CPU with
Fig. 4
Once the CPU is
properly inserted,
please replace the
load plate and push the
metal lever back into
its original position.
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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1-3-2 Installation of the CPU Cooler
Use extreme care when removing the CPU cooler because the thermal grease/tape between
the CPU cooler and CPU may adhere to the CPU. Inadequately removing the CPU cooler
may damage the CPU.
Fig. 6
Finally, please attach the power connector of the
CPU cooler to the CPU fan header located on the
motherboard.
Fig. 3
Place the CPU cooler atop the CPU and make
sure the push pins aim to the pin hole on the
motherboard.Pressing down the push pins
diagonally.
Fig. 4
Please make sure the Male and Female push pin
are joined closely. (for detailed installation
instructions, please refer to the CPU cooler instal-
lation section of the user manual)
Fig. 5
Please check the back of motherboard after
installing. If the push pin is inserted as the picture,
the installation is complete.
Fig.1
Please apply an even layer of CPU cooler paste
on the surface of the installed CPU.
Fig. 2
(Turning the push pin along the direction of arrow is to
remove the CPU cooler, 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)
Male Push Pin
Female Push Pin
The top of Female Push Pin
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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.
1-4 Installation of Memory
The motherboard supports DDR2 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
DDR2 DIMM
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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1-5 Installation of Expansion Cards
Follow the steps below to correctly install your expansion card in the expansion slot.
1. Locate an expansion slot that supports your card. Remove the metal slot cover from the chassis back panel.
2. Align the card with the slot, and press down on the card until it is fully seated in the slot.
3. Make sure the metal contacts on the card are completely inserted into the slot.
4. Secure the card's metal bracket to the chassis back panel with a screw.
5. After installing all expansion cards, replace the chassis cover(s).
6. Turn on your computer. If necessary, go to BIOS Setup to make any required BIOS changes for
your expansion card(s).
7. Install the driver provided with the expansion card in your operating system.
Example: Installing and Removing a PCI Express x16 Graphics Card:
Installing a Graphics Card:
Gently insert the graphics card into the PCI Ex-
press x16 slot. Make sure the graphics card is
locked by the latch at the end of the PCI Ex-
press x16 slot.
Removing the Card:
Press the white latch at the end of the PCI Express x16 slot to release the
card and then pull the card straight up from the slot.
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PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Port
Use the upper port (green) to connect a PS/2 mouse and the lower port (purple) to connect a PS/2
keyboard.
Parallel Port
Use the parallel port to connect devices such as a printer, scanner and etc. The parallel port is also
called a printer port.
Serial Port
Use the serial port to connect devices such as a mouse, modem or other peripherals.
D-Sub Port
The D-Sub port supports a 15-pin D-Sub connector. Connect a monitor that supports D-Sub
connection to this port.
USB port
The USB port supports the USB 2.0/1.1 specification. Use this port for USB devices such as an
USB keyboard/mouse, USB printer, USB flash drive and etc.
RJ-45 LAN Port
The Fast Ethernet LAN port provides Internet connection at up to 100 Mbps data rate. The following
describes the states of the LAN port LEDs.
To configure 7.1-channel audio, you need to install a 5.1/7.1 surround cable (optional) and
enable the multi-channel audio feature through the audio driver. Refer to the instructions on
setting up a 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel audio configuration in Chapter 4, "Configuring 2/4/5.1/7.1-
Channel Audio Introduction."
Activity LED
Connection
LED
LAN Port
Connection LED:Activity LED:
State Description
Blinking Data transmission or receiving is occurring
Off No data transmission or receiving is occurring
State Description
On LAN link is established
Off LAN link is not established
Line In Jack (Blue)
The default line in jack. Use this audio jack for line in devices such as a optical drive, walkman, etc.
Line Out Jack (Green)
The default line out jack. Use this audio jack for a headphone or 2-channel speaker. This jack can
be used to connect front speakers in a 4/5.1/7.1-channel audio configuration.
Mic In Jack (Pink)
The default Mic in jack. Microphones must be connected to this jack.
1-6 I/O Back Panel Introduction
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1-7 Connectors Introduction
1) ATX_12V
2) ATX (Power Connector)
3) CPU_FAN
4) SYS_FAN
5) FDD
6) IDE1 / IDE2
7) SATAII0 / SATAII1
8) F_PANEL
9) PWR_LED
10) F_AUDIO
11) CD_IN
12) SPDIF_IO
13) HDA_SUR
14) F_USB1 / F_USB2
15) COMB
16) CI
17) CLR_CMOS
18) BATTERY
3
1
2
5
9
8
13
141512
6
10
4
18
7
16 17
11
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1/2) ATX_12V / ATX (2x2-pin ATX_12V; 2x12-pin 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 power connector mainly supplies power to the CPU. If the ATX_12V power
connector is not connected, the system will not start.
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 (300W
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 24-pin ATX power supply, please remove the small cover on the power connector
on the motherboard before plugging in the power cord ; Otherwise, please do not remove it.
Pin No. Definition
1 GND
2 GND
3 +12V
4 +12V
Pin No. Definition
13 3.3V
14 -12V
15 GND
16 PS_ON(soft On/Off)
17 GND
18 GND
19 GND
20 -5V
21 +5V
22 +5V
23 +5V (Only for 24-pin ATX)
24 GND(Only for 24-pin ATX)
Pin No. Definition
1 3.3V
2 3.3V
3 GND
4 +5V
5 GND
6 +5V
7 GND
8 Power Good
9 5V SB(stand by +5V)
10 +12V
11 +12V(Only for 24-pin ATX)
12 3.3V(Only for 24-pin ATX)
1
1224
13
ATX
ATX_12V
1
3
2
4
ATX_12V :
ATX :
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3/4) CPU_FAN / SYS_FAN (Cooler Fan Power Connector)
The cooler fan power connector supplies a +12V power voltage via a 3-pin/4-pin(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).
Remember to connect the CPU/system fan cable to the CPU_FAN/SYS_FAN connector to
prevent CPU damage or system hanging caused by overheating.
1
CPU_FAN
Pin No. Definition
1 GND
2 +12V / Speed Control
3 Sense
4 Speed Control
5) FDD (FDD 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: 360 KB, 720 KB, 1.2 MB, 1.44 MB and
2.88 MB. Before attaching the FDD cable, please take note of the foolproof groove in the FDD
connector.
1
2
33
34
CPU_FAN :
Pin No. Definition
1 GND
2 +12V
3 Sense
SYS_FAN :
1
SYS_FAN
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6) 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).
Before attaching the IDE cable, please take note of the foolproof groove in the IDE connector.
40
2
39
1
IDE1 IDE2
7) SATAII0/SATAII1 (SATA 3Gb/s Connectors, Controlled by VT8237S)
The SATA connectors conform to SATA 3Gb/s standard and are compatible with SATA 1.5Gb/s
standard. Each SATA connector supports a single SATA device. The VT8237S controller supports
RAID 0 and RAID 1. Refer to Chapter 4, "Configuring SATA Hard Drive(s)," for instructions on
configuring a RAID array.
Pin No. Definition
1 GND
2 TXP
3 TXN
4 GND
5 RXN
6 RXP
7 GND
7
17
1
SATAII1
SATAII0
A RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration requires two hard drives.
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8) F_PANEL (Front Panel Connector)
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 assignments below.
1
2
19
20
HD-
HD+
RES+
RES-
NC
IDE Hard Disk Active LED
Reset Switch
SPEAK-
MSG-
MSG+
PW-
PW+
Message LED/
Power/
Sleep LED
Speaker Connector
SPEAK+
Power
Switch
MSG (Message LED/Power/Sleep LED) Pin 1: LED anode(+)
Pin 2: LED cathode(-)
PW (Power Switch) Open: Normal
Close: Power On/Off
SPEAK (Speaker Connector) Pin 1: Power
Pin 2- Pin 3: NC
Pin 4: Data(-)
HD (IDE Hard Disk Active LED) Pin 1: LED anode(+)
Pin 2: LED cathode(-)
RES (Reset Switch) Open: Normal
Close: Reset Hardware System
NC NC
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9) PWR_LED (System Power LED Connector)
This connector can be used to connect a system power LED on the chassis to indicate system
power status. The LED is on when the system is operating. The LED keeps blinking when the
system is in S1 sleep state. The LED is off when the system is in S3/S4 sleep state or powered
off (S5).
Pin No. Definition
1 MPD+
2 MPD-
3 MPD-
1
10) F_AUDIO (Front Audio Connector)
This connector supports either HD (High Definition) or AC'97 front panel audio module. 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
2 GND
3 MIC Power
4NC
5 Line Out (R)
6NC
7NC
8 No Pin
9 Line Out (L)
10 NC
AC'97 Audio:
Pin No. Definition
1 MIC2_L
2 GND
3 MIC2_R
4 -ACZ_DET
5 LINE2_R
6 FSENSE1
7 FAUDIO_JD
8 No Pin
9 LINE2_L
10 FSENSE2
HD Audio:
12
910
By default, the audio driver is configured to support HD Audio. To connect an AC'97 front
panel audio module to this connector, please refer to the instructions on page 71 about the
software settings.
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11) CD_IN (CD In Connector, black)
Connect CD-ROM or DVD-ROM audio out to the connector.
Pin No. Definition
1 CD-L
2 GND
3 GND
4 CD-R
1
12) SPDIF_IO (S/PDIF In/Out connector, red)
The S/PDIF 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 S/PDIF 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 S/PDIF cable. Incorrect connection between the cable and connector will make the
device unable to work or even damage it. For optional S/PDIF cable, please contact your local
dealer.
1
62
5
Pin No. Definition
1 Power
2 No Pin
3 SPDIF
4 SPDIFI
5 GND
6 GND
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13) HDA_SUR (Surround Center Connector)
To enable 7.1-channel audio, connect a 5.1/7.1 surround cable to this header and configure audio
output mode via the audio software. For purchasing the optional 5.1/7.1 surround cable, please
contact the local dealer.
Pin No. Definition
1 LEF_P
2 SURR_RR
3 CEN_P
4 SURR_LL
5 CEN_JD
6 SURR_JD
7 GND
8 -SUR_DET
9 GND
10 No Pin
11 GND
12 S_SURR_JD
13 S_SURR_LL
14 S_SURR_RR
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2
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14
14) F_USB1 / F_USB2 (Front USB Connectors)
The connectors conform to USB 2.0/1.1 specification. Each USB header can provide two USB
ports via an optional USB bracket. For purchasing the optional USB bracket, please contact the
local dealer.
Pin No. Definition
1 Power(5V)
2 Power(5V)
3 USB0 DX-
4 USB1 DY-
5 USB0 DX+
6 USB1 DY+
7 GND
8 GND
9 No Pin
10 NC
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15) COMB (COMB Connector)
The COMB connector can provide one serial port via an optional COM port cable. For purchasing
the optional COM port cable, please contact the local dealer.
Pin No. Definition
1 NDCDB-
2 NSINB
3 NSOUTB
4 NDTRB-
5 GND
6 NDSRB-
7 NRTSB-
8 NCTSB-
9 NRIB-
10 No Pin
10
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16) CI (Chassis Intrusion Header)
This motherboard provides a chassis detection feature that detects if the chassis cover has been
removed. This function requires a chassis with chassis intrusion detection design.
1
Pin No. Definition
1 Signal
2 GND
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17) CLR_CMOS (Clearing CMOS Jumper)
Use this jumper to clear the CMOS values (e.g. date information and BIOS configurations) and
reset the CMOS values to factory defaults. To clear the CMOS values, place a jumper cap on the
two pins to temporarily short the two pins or use a metal object like a screwdriver to touch the two
pins for a few seconds.
Open: Normal
Short: Clear CMOS
18) 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. Gently take out the battery and put it aside for about one minute.
(Or you can use a metal object to connect the positive and
negative pins in the battery holder to make them short for five
seconds.)
3. Re-install the battery.
4. Plug the power cord in and turn on the computer.
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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, press the <Del> button during the BIOS POST (Power-On Self Test) will
take you to the CMOS SETUP screen. You can enter the BIOS setup screen by pressing "Ctrl + F1".
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.
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>.
Chapter 2 BIOS Setup
Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, please do it with caution and avoid inadequate
operation that may result in system malfunction.
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
<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> Q-Flash utility
<F9> System Information
<F10> Save all the CMOS changes, only for Main Menu
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<F12> : Boot Menu
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally
Copyright (C) 1984-2007, Award Software, Inc.
VM900M FAm
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<DEL>: BIOS Setup/Q-Flash <F9>: XpressRecovery2 <F12>: Boot Menu <End>: Qflash
05/10/2007-P4M900-8237S-6A7L8G10C-00
<F12> : Boot Menu
Select boot sequence for onboard (or add-on cards) device.
Use < > or < > to select a device, then press enter to accept . Press <ESC> to exit this menu.
Boot Menu
Floppy
LS120
Hard Disk
CDROM
ZIP
USB-FDD
USB-ZIP
USB-CDROM
USB-HDD
LAN
== Select a Boot First device ==
KL:Move Enter :Accept ESC:Exit
The Main Menu (For example: BIOS Ver. : FAm)
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.
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`Standard CMOS Features
`Advanced BIOS Features
`Integrated Peripherals
`Power Management Setup
`PnP/PCI Configurations
`PC Health Status
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
ESC: Quit KLJI: Select Item
F8: Q-Flash F10: Save & Exit Setup
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
1. If you don’t find the settings you want, press "Ctrl+F1" to access advanced options.
2. Select the Load Optimized Defaults item in the BIOS Setup when somehow the system
is not stable as usual. This action makes the system reset to the default settings for stability.
3. 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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Standard CMOS Features
This setup page includes all the items in standard compatible BIOS.
Advanced BIOS Features
This setup page includes all the items of Award special enhanced 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.
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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2-1 Standard CMOS Features
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 2000 through 2099
Time
The times format in <hour> <minute> <second>. The time is calculated base on the 24-hour military-
time clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:0:0.
IDE Channel 0/1 Master/Slave
IDE HDD Auto-Detection Press "Enter" to select this option for automatic device detection.
IDE Channel 0/1 Master/Slave
IDE devices setup. You can use one of three methods:
• Auto Allows BIOS to automatically detect IDE/SATA devices during POST.
(Default value)
• None Select this if no IDE/SATA 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 currectly installed hard drive.
IDE Channel 2/3 Master
IDE HDD Auto-Detection Press "Enter" to select this option for automatic device detection.
Extended IDE Drive You can use one of the two methods:
• Auto Allows BIOS to automatically detect IDE/SATA devices during POST(default)
• None Select this if no IDE/SATA devices are used and the system will skip the
automatic detection step and allow for faster system start up.
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Standard CMOS Features
Date (mm:dd:yy) Tue, May 29 2007
Time (hh:mm:ss) 14:31:24
`IDE Channel 0 Master [None]
`IDE Channel 0 Slave [None]
`IDE Channel 1 Master [None]
`IDE Channel 1 Slave [None]
`IDE Channel 2 Master [None]
`IDE Channel 3 Master [None]
Drive A [1.44M, 3.5"]
Floppy 3 Mode Support [Disabled]
Halt On [All, But Keyboard]
Base Memory 640K
Extended Memory 447M
KLJI: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
Item Help
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Access Mode Use this to set the access mode for the hard drive. The two options are:
Large/Auto(default:Auto)
Capacity Capacity of currently 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
The category identifies the types of floppy disk drive A that has been installed in the computer.
None No floppy drive installed
360K, 5.25" 5.25 inch PC-type standard drive; 360 KB capacity.
1.2M, 5.25" 5.25 inch AT-type high-density drive; 1.2 MB capacity
(3.5 inch when 3 Mode is Enabled).
720K, 3.5" 3.5 inch double-sided drive; 720 KB capacity
1.44M, 3.5" 3.5 inch double-sided drive; 1.44 MB capacity.
2.88M, 3.5" 3.5 inch double-sided drive; 2.88 MB capacity.
Floppy 3 Mode Support (for Japan Area)
Disabled Normal Floppy Drive. (Default value)
Drive A Drive A is 3 mode Floppy Drive.
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.
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 512 K for systems with 512 K memory installed on the
motherboard, or 640K for systems with 640 K 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.
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2-2 Advanced BIOS Features
Init Display First
This feature allows you to specify the first initiation of the monitor display from the installed PCI
graphics card, PCI Express graphics card, or the onboard VGA.
PEG Set Init Display First to PCI Express VGA card. (Default value)
PCI Slot Set Init Display First to PCI VGA card.
Onboard Set Init Display First to onboard VGA.
Dual display function
This feature allows user to enable or disable the dual display function.
Enabled Allows the onboard graphics to be active when an external graphics card is
installed.
Disabled Only allows output from either the onboard graphics or the external graphics
card. The onboard graphics will be disabled when an external graphics card is
installed. (Default value)
VGA Share Memory Size
This feature allows you to allocate part of the system memory to the onboard VGA when the
system boots up.
64M Set VGA share memory size to 64 MB. (Default value)
128M Set VGA share memory size to 128 MB.
256M Set VGA share memory size to 256 MB.
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.
First / Second / Third Boot Device
Floppy Select your boot device priority by Floppy.
LS120 Select your boot device priority by LS120.
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Advanced BIOS Features
Init Display First [PEG]
Dual display function [Disabled]
VGA Share Memory Size [64M]
`Hard Disk Boot Priority [Press Enter]
First Boot Device [Floppy]
Second Boot Device [Hard Disk]
Third Boot Device [CDROM]
Password Check [Setup]
HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability [Disabled]
CPU Hyper-Threading (Note) [Enabled]
Limit CPUID Max. to 3 (Note) [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 (Note) [Enabled]
KLJI: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
Item Help
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(Note) This item will show up when you install a processor which supports this function.
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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.
Legacy LAN Select your boot device priority by LAN.
Disabled Disable this function.
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.
HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability
This feature allows your hard disk to report read/write errors and to issue warnings when third-
party hardware monitor utility is installed.
Enabled Enable HDD S.M.A.R.T. capability.
Disabled Disable HDD S.M.A.R.T. capability. (Default value)
CPU Hyper-Threading (Note)
Enabled Enable CPU Hyper Threading Feature. Please note that this feature is only
working for operating system with multi processors mode supported.
(Default value)
Disabled Disable CPU Hyper Threading.
Limit CPUID Max. to 3 (Note)
Enabled Limit CPUID Maximum value to 3 when use older OS like NT4.
Disabled Disable 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 EIST function.
Virtualization Technology (Note)
Enabled Enable Virtualization technology function. (Default value)
Disabled Disable this function.
(Note) This item will show up when you install a processor which supports this function.
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2-3 Integrated Peripherals
SATA Controller
Enabled Enable the onboard SATA controller. (Default value)
Disabled Disable the onborad SATA controller.
SATA Controller Mode
IDE Set the onboard SATA mode to IDE. (Default value)
RAID Set the onboard SATA mode to RAID.
IDE DMA transfer access
Enabled Enable DMA (Direct Memory Access) mode for the IDE device(s). (Default value)
Disabled Turn off DMA mode for the IDE device(s) and let it operate in PIO (Programmed
Input/Output) mode.
OnChip IDE Channel0
Enabled Enable the onboard 1st channel IDE port. (Default value)
Disabled Disable the onboard 1st channel IDE port.
OnChip IDE Channel1
Enabled Enable the onboard 2nd channel IDE port. (Default value)
Disabled Disable the onboard 2nd channel IDE port.
IDE Prefetch Mode
Enabled Enable IDE data buffer to enhance HDD transfer speed. (Default value)
Disabled Disable IDE data buffer for the system stability.
Azalia HDA Controller
Auto Auto detect the onboard Azalia audio function. (Default value)
Disabled Disable this function.
LAN Controller
Enabled Enable the onboard LAN function. (Default value)
Disabled Disable this function.
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Integrated Peripherals
SATA Controller [Enabled]
SATA Controller Mode [IDE]
IDE DMA transfer access [Enabled]
OnChip IDE Channel0 [Enabled]
OnChip IDE Channel1 [Enabled]
IDE Prefetch Mode [Enabled]
Azalia HDA Controller [Auto]
LAN Controller [Enabled]
USB 1.1 Controller [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
USB Keyboard Support [Disabled]
USB Mouse Support [Disabled]
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Legacy USB storage detect [Enabled]
Onboard Serial Port 1 [3F8/IRQ4]
Onboard Serial Port 2 [2F8/IRQ3]
Onboard Parallel Port [378/IRQ7]
Parallel Port Mode [SPP]
x EPP Mode Select EPP1.7
KLJI: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
Item Help
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USB 1.1 Controller
Enabled Enable the USB 1.1 controller. (Default value)
Disabled Disable this function.
USB 2.0 Controller
Enabled Enable the USB 2.0 controller. (Default value)
Disabled Disable this function.
USB Keyboard Support
Enabled Enable the USB keyboard support.
Disabled Disable this function. (Default value)
USB Mouse Support
Enabled Enable the USB mouse support.
Disabled Disable this function. (Default value)
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)
Legacy USB storage detect
This option allows users to decide whether to detect USB storage devices, including USB flash
drives and USB hard drives during POST.
Enabled BIOS will scan all USB storage devices. (Default value)
Disabled Disable this function.
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.
Onboard Serial Port 2
Auto BIOS will automatically setup the port 2 address.
3F8/IRQ4 Enable onboard Serial port 2 and address is 3F8/IRQ4.
2F8/IRQ3 Enable onboard Serial port 2 and address is 2F8/IRQ3. (Default value)
3E8/IRQ4 Enable onboard Serial port 2 and address is 3E8/IRQ4.
2E8/IRQ3 Enable onboard Serial port 2 and address is 2E8/IRQ3.
Disabled Disable onboard Serial port 2.
Onboard Parallel Port
Disabled Disable onboard LPT port.
378/IRQ7 Enable onboard LPT port and address is 378/IRQ7. (Default value)
278/IRQ5 Enable onboard LPT port and address is 278/IRQ5.
3BC/IRQ7 Enable onboard LPT port and address is 3BC/IRQ7.
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Parallel Port Mode
SPP Using Parallel port as Standard Parallel Port. (Default value)
EPP Using Parallel port as Enhanced Parallel Port.
ECP Using Parallel port as Extended Capabilities Port.
ECP+EPP Using Parallel port as ECP & EPP mode.
EPP Mode Select
This feature allows you to select an EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port) version that the LPT port should
use. This item is configurable only if the Parallel Port Mode option is set to EPP or ECP+EPP
mode.
EPP1.7 Set LPT port use EPP 1.7. (Default value)
EPP1.9 Set LPT port use EPP 1.9.
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2-4 Power Management Setup
USB Resume from S3
Enabled Enable USB device resuming from S3. (Default value)
Disabled Disable this function.
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 PWRBTN
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.
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.
PS2KB Power On Select
Disabled Disable this function. (Default value)
Password Enter from 1 to 5 characters to set the keyboard power on password.
Keyboard 98 If your keyboard have "POWER Key" button, you can press the key to power
on the system.
Any Key Press any keys on your keyboard to power on the system.
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Power Management Setup
USB Resume from S3 [Enabled]
ACPI Suspend Type [S1(POS)]
Soft-Off by PWRBTN [Instant-Off]
AC BACK Function [Soft-Off]
PS2KB Power On Select [Disabled]
PS2 Mouse Power On [Disabled]
PME Event Wake Up [Enabled]
Modem Ring Resume [Enabled]
Resume by Alarm [Disabled]
x Date (of Month) Everyday
x Resume Time (hh:mm:ss) 0 : 0 : 0
KLJI: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
Item Help
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PS2 Mouse Power On
Disabled Disable this function. (Default value)
Enabled Double click on PS/2 mouse left button to power on the system.
PME Event Wake Up
This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the 5VSB lead.
Disabled Disable this function.
Enabled Enable PME as wake up event. (Default value)
Modem Ring Resume
An incoming call via modem can awake the system from any suspend state.
Disabled Disable Modem Ring Resume function.
Enabled Enable Modem Ring Resume 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) : Everyday, 1~31
Resume Time (hh: mm: ss) : (0~23) : (0~59) : (0~59)
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2-5 PnP/PCI Configurations
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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PnP/PCI Configurations
PCI 1 IRQ Assignment [Auto]
PCI 2 IRQ Assignment [Auto]
KLJI: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
Item Help
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2-6 PC Health Status
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 is opened, Case Opened will show "Yes."
If you want to reset Case Opened value, enable Reset Case Open Status and save the change
to CMOS, and then your computer will restart.
Current Voltage(V) Vcore / DDR2 1.8V / +3.3V / +12V
Detect system's voltage status automatically.
System/CPU Temperature
Detect system/CPU temperature automatically.
Current SYS/CPU FAN Speed (RPM)
Detect system/CPU fan speed status automatically.
System/CPU Warning Temp.
60oC / 140oF Monitor system/CPU temperature at 60oC / 140oF.
70oC / 158oF Monitor system/CPU temperature at 70oC / 158oF.
80oC / 176oF Monitor system/CPU temperature at 80oC / 176oF.
90oC / 194oF Monitor system/CPU temperature at 90oC / 194oF.
Disabled Disable this function. (Default value)
SYS/CPU FAN Fail Warning
Disabled Disable the fan fail warning function. (Default value)
Enabled Enable the fan fail warning function.
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PC Health Status
Reset Case Open Status [Disabled]
Case Opened Yes
Vcore OK
DDR2 1.8V OK
+3.3V OK
+12V OK
System Temperature 46oC/114oF
CPU Temperature 47oC/116oF
Current SYS FAN Speed 0 RPM
Current CPU FAN Speed 2880 RPM
System Warning Temp. [Disabled]
CPU Warning Temp. [Disabled]
SYS FAN Fail Warning [Disabled]
CPU FAN Fail Warning [Disabled]
CPU Smart FAN Control [Enabled]
KLJI: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
Item Help
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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 EasyTune based on
their requirements. (Default value)
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2-7 Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Fail-Safe defaults contain the most appropriate values of the system parameters that allow minimum
system performance.
2-8 Load Optimized Defaults
Selecting this field loads the factory defaults for BIOS and Chipset Features which the system automati-
cally detects.
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`Standard CMOS Features
`Advanced BIOS Features
`Integrated Peripherals
`Power Management Setup
`PnP/PCI Configurations
`PC Health Status
ESC: Quit KLJI: Select Item
F8: Q-Flash F10: Save & Exit Setup
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N)? N
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`Standard CMOS Features
`Advanced BIOS Features
`Integrated Peripherals
`Power Management Setup
`PnP/PCI Configurations
`PC Health Status
ESC: Quit KLJI: Select Item
F8: Q-Flash F10: Save & Exit Setup
Load Optimized Defaults
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)? N
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2-9 Set Supervisor/User 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.
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software
`Standard CMOS Features
`Advanced BIOS Features
`Integrated Peripherals
`Power Management Setup
`PnP/PCI Configurations
`PC Health Status
ESC: Quit KLJI: Select Item
F8: Q-Flash F10: Save & Exit Setup
Change/Set/Disable Password
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
Enter Password:
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2-10 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.
2-11 Exit Without Saving
Type "Y" will quit the Setup Utility without saving to RTC CMOS.
Type "N" will return to Setup Utility.
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software
`Standard CMOS Features
`Advanced BIOS Features
`Integrated Peripherals
`Power Management Setup
`PnP/PCI Configurations
`PC Health Status
ESC: Quit KLJI: Select Item
F8: Q-Flash F10: Save & Exit Setup
Save Data to CMOS
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
Save to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)? Y
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software
`Standard CMOS Features
`Advanced BIOS Features
`Integrated Peripherals
`Power Management Setup
`PnP/PCI Configurations
`PC Health Status
ESC: Quit KLJI: Select Item
F8: Q-Flash F10: Save & Exit Setup
Abandon all Data
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
Quit Without Saving (Y/N)? N
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Chapter 3 Drivers Installation
3-1 Installing Chipset Drivers
After inserting the driver disk, "Xpress Install" will automatically scan the system and then list all the
drivers that are recommended to install. Please select the item that you wish to install and press the
Install button following the item. Or you can press Xpress Install to install all the driver items.
Some device drivers will restart your system automatically during the driver installation.
After the system restart, Xpress Install will continue to install other drivers.
After the drivers are installed, follow the onscreen instructions to restart your system. You
can install other applications included in the motherboard driver disk.
For USB 2.0 driver support under the Windows XP operating system, please install the
Windows XP Service Pack 1 or later. After installing the SP1 (or later), if a question mark still
exists in Universal Serial Bus Controller in Device Manager, please remove the
question mark (by right-clicking your mouse and select Uninstall) and restart the system.
(The system will then autodetect and install the USB 2.0 driver.)
Before installing the drivers, first install the operating system. (The following instructions use
Windows XP as the example operating system.)
After installing the operating system, insert the motherboard driver disk into your optional drive.
The driver Autorun screen is automatically displayed which looks like that shown in the screen
shot below. (If the driver Autorun screen does not appear automatically, go to My Computer,
double-click the optical drive and execute the Run.exe program.)
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3-2 Software Applications
This page displays all the tools and applications that GIGABYTE develops and some free software. You
may press the Install button following an item to install it.
3-3 Driver CD Information
This page provides information about the drivers, applications and tools in this driver disk.
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3-4 Hardware Information
This page provides information about the hardware devices on this motherboard.
3-5 Contact Us
Check the contacts information of the GIGABYTE headquarter in Taiwan and the overseas branch
offices on the last page of this manual.
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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.)
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
(Note) EasyTune 5 functions may vary depending on different motherboards.
Button/Display Description
1. OVERCLOCKING Enters the Overclocking setting page
2. C.I.A./M.I.B. Enters the C.I.A. and M.I.B. 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/ADVANCED MODE Toggles between Easy and Advance Mode
7. Display Field Displays panel of CPU frequency
8. Function LEDs Shows the information of the current function
9. GIGABYTE Logo Visits GIGABYTE website
10. Help Displays EasyTuneTM 5 help screen
11. Exit or Minimize Quits or minimizes EasyTuneTM 5
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4-1-2 Xpress Recovery2 Introduction
Xpress Recovery2 is designed to provide quick backup and restora-
tion 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
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.
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.
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
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) 1984-2007, Award Software, Inc.
VM900M FAm
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<DEL>: BIOS Setup/Q-Flash <F9>: XpressRecovery2 <F12>: Boot Menu <End>: Qflash
05/10/2007-P4M900-8237S-6A7L8G10C-00
<F9> Xpress Recovery2
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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.
The Main Screen of Xpress Recovery2
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 recom-
mended 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.
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4-1-3 Flash BIOS Method Introduction
Before Use:
Follow the steps below before using Q-Flash to update BIOS:
1. From GIGABYTE's website, download the latest compressed BIOS update file that matches your
motherboard model
2. Extract the downloaded BIOS files and save the new BIOS file (e.g. VM900M.FA) to your floppy
diskor hard disk. Note: Q-Flash only supports hard disks or flash drives using FAT32/16/12 file system.
3. Restart the system. During BIOS POST, press the End key to enter Q-Flash. NOTE: Press the
End key to enter Q-Flash if you wish to use hard drives in RAID/AHCI mode or hard drives
attached to the independent IDE/SATA controller.
Method 1 : Q-FlashTM
Q-FlashTM is a BIOS update tool that allows the user to update BIOS
without entering operating systems like MS-DOS or Windows.Em-
bedded in the BIOS, the Q-FlashTM tool frees you from the hassles of
going through complicated BIOS flashing process.
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally
Copyright (C) 1984-2007, Award Software, Inc.
VM900M FAm
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<DEL>: BIOS Setup/Q-Flash <F9>: XpressRecovery2 <F12>: Boot Menu <End>: Qflash
05/10/2007-P4M900-8237S-6A7L8G10C-00
<End> : Qflash
Step 1:
a. In the Q-Flash menu, use the UP or DOWN ARROW key to select Update BIOS from Drive and
press ENTER.
b. Select the floppy drive or hard drive where the BIOS file is saved, such as "Floppy A" and press
ENTER.
If you wish to back up the current BIOS file, use the Save BIOS to Drive function.
Updating the BIOS
Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, please do it with caution and avoid inadequate
operation that may result in system malfunction.
Q-Flash Utility v2.02
Flash Type/Size.................................MXIC SPI Flash 512K
Keep DMI Data Enable
Update BIOS from Drive
Save BIOS to Drive
Enter : Run KL:Move ESC:Reset F10:Power Off
0 file(s) found
Floppy A <Drive>
HDD 0-0 <Drive>
Total size : 0 Free size : 0
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Step 2: The process of system reading the BIOS file from the floppy disk is displayed on the screen.
When the message "Are you sure to update BIOS?" appears, press ENTER. The BIOS update
will begin and the current process will be displayed.
1. Do not turn off or restart the system when the system is reading/updating the BIOS.
2. Do not remove the floppy disk or hard drive/USB drive when the system is updating the BIOS.
Step 3: When the update process is complete, press any key to return to the Q-Flash main menu.
Step 4: Press ESC and then ENTER to exit Q-Flash and the system will restart. As the system reboots,
you will see the new BIOS version during POST.
Step 5: As the system reboots, press DELETE to enter BIOS Setup. Select Load Optimized Defaults
and press ENTER to load BIOS defaults. System will re-detect all peripherals devices after
BIOS update, so we recommend that you reload BIOS defaults.
Press Y to load BIOS defaults
Step 6: Select Save & Exit Setup and then press Y to save settings to CMOS and exit BIOS Setup.
When the system restarts, the whole update process is complete.
Q-Flash Utility v2.02
Flash Type/Size.................................MXIC SPI Flash 512K
Keep DMI Data Enable
Update BIOS from Drive
Save BIOS to Drive
Enter : Run KL:Move ESC:Reset F10:Power Off
!! Copy BIOS completed - Pass !!
Please press any key to continue
c. Select the BIOS file and press ENTER.
Make sure again the BIOS file matches your motherboard model.
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software
`Standard CMOS Features
`Advanced BIOS Features
`Integrated Peripherals
`Power Management Setup
`PnP/PCI Configurations
`PC Health Status
ESC: Quit KLJI: Select Item
F8: Q-Flash F10: Save & Exit Setup
Load Optimized Defaults
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Save & Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)? Y
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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.
1. Methods and steps:
I. Update BIOS through Internet
a. Click "Find BIOS From Gigabyte" 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: VM900M.FA).
e. Complete update process following the instruction.
Fig 1. Installing the @BIOS utility Fig 2. Installation Complete and Run @BIOS
Fig 3. The @BIOS Utility Fig 4. Select the desired @BIOS server
Click Start/ Programs/ Gigabyte/ BIOS/ @BIOS
Click ""Click "Update New BIOS"
Select @BIOS item
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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)
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. (Note)
(4) Make a floppy disk containing the SATA controller driver. (Note)
(5) Install the SATA controller driver during OS installation. (Note)
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. (Note)
(c) Windows Vista/XP/2000 setup disk.
(d) Driver CD for your motherboard.
(1) Install SATA hard drive(s) in your system
Attach one end of the SATA signal cable to the rear of the SATA hard drive and the other end to available
SATA port(s) on the motherboard. Then connect the power connector from your power supply to the
hard drive.
(Note) Required for setting up RAID array.
(2) Configuring SATA controller mode and boot sequence in BIOS Setup
Make sure to configure the SATA controller mode correctly in system BIOS Setup and set the first boot
device.
Step 1:
Turn on your computer and press Del to enter BIOS Setup during POST (Power-On Self Test).
Make sure that the SATA Controller under the Integrated Peripherals menu is enabled. To create
RAID, set SATA Controller Mode (Figure 1) to RAID (IDE by default). Set SATA Controller Mode to
IDE if you do not want to create RAID.
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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.
Step 2:
Set First Boot Device under the Advanced BIOS Features menu to CDROM to boot from Windows
installation CD (Figure 2).
Step 3:
Save and exit BIOS Setup.
Figure 2
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software
Advanced BIOS Features
Init Display First [PEG]
Dual display function [Disabled]
VGA Share Memory Size [64M]
`Hard Disk Boot Priority [Press Enter]
First Boot Device [CDROM]
Second Boot Device [Hard Disk]
Third Boot Device [CDROM]
Password Check [Setup]
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 [Enabled]
Virtualization Technology [Enabled]
KLJI: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level`
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Integrated Peripherals
SATA Controller [Enabled]
SATA Controller Mode [RAID]
IDE DMA transfer access [Enabled]
OnChip IDE Channel0 [Enabled]
OnChip IDE Channel1 [Enabled]
IDE Prefetch Mode [Enabled]
Azalia HDA Controller [Auto]
LAN Controller [Enabled]
USB 1.1 Controller [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
USB Keyboard Support [Disabled]
USB Mouse Support [Disabled]
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Legacy USB storage detect [Enabled]
Onboard Serial Port 1 [3F8/IRQ4]
Onboard Serial Port 2 [2F8/IRQ3]
Onboard Parallel Port [378/IRQ7]
Parallel Port Mode [SPP]
x EPP Mode Select EPP1.7
KLJI: Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
Item Help
Menu Level`
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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 OS installation
if you do not want to create RAID.
Step 1:
After the POST memory test begins and before the operating system boot begins, the following
information will appear on screen (Figure 3). Press <Ctrl>+<Z> to enter the VIA VT8237S V-RAID utility.
Figure 3
Step 2:
In the RAID BIOS utility screen (Figure 4), you can use the UP or DOWN ARROW key to highlight
through choices. Highlight an item that you want to execute and press ENTER.
Figure 4
VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT8237S V-RAID CDROM BOOT BIOS V1.20
Copyright (C) VIA Technologies, Inc. All Right reserved.
237SR120.ROM-FOR RAID
Scan Devices, Please wait...
No Raid
Channel0 Master ST3120026AS --SATA mode
Channel1 Master ST3120026AS --SATA mode
Press Ctrl+Z into User Window!
XX
XX
XCreate Array
XX
XX
XDelete Array
XX
XX
XSelect/Clear Boot Array
XX
XX
XSerial Number View
Dev. Posi. Drive Name Array Name Mode Size(GB) Status
Channel0 Master ST3120026AS SATA 111.79 Hdd
Channel1 Master ST3120026AS SATA 111.79 Hdd
Create a RAID array with
the hard disks attached to
VIA RAID controller
F1 : View Array/disk Status
KK
KK
K, LL
LL
L: Move to next item
Enter : Confirm the selection
ESC : Exit
VIA VT8237S V-RAID Utility V1.20
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Figure 5
A. Create Array:
In Main Menu, select Create Array and press ENTER, a screen similar to Figure 5 below will appear.
The first step to create a RAID array is to set the RAID mode. Select Array Mode and press ENTER.
And the RAID mode selection menu will appear (Figure 6). The supported RAID modes include RAID
0 for performance, RAID 1 for data protection, and RAID SPAN for capacity. Use the UP or
DOWN ARROW key to select a RAID mode, then press ENTER. The following procedure uses RAID
0 creation as as example.
Figure 6
Dev. Posi. Drive Name Array Name Mode Size(GB) Status
Channel0 Master ST3120026AS SATA 111.79 Hdd
Channel1 Master ST3120026AS SATA 111.79 Hdd
Create a RAID array with
the hard disks attached to
VIA RAID controller
F1 : View Array/disk Status
KK
KK
K, LL
LL
L: Move to next item
Enter : Confirm the selection
ESC : Exit
XX
XX
XAuto Setup For Data Security
XX
XX
XArray Mode RAID 1 (Mirroring)
XX
XX
XSelect Disk Drives
XX
XX
XStart Create Process
VIA VT8237S V-RAID Utility V1.20
Dev. Posi. Drive Name Array Name Mode Size(GB) Status
Channel0 Master ST3120026AS SATA 111.79 Hdd
Channel1 Master ST3120026AS SATA 111.79 Hdd
Create a RAID array with
the hard disks attached to
VIA RAID controller
F1 : View Array/disk Status
KK
KK
K, LL
LL
L: Move to next item
Enter : Confirm the selection
ESC : Exit
XX
XX
XAuto Setup For Data Security
XX
XX
XArray Mode RAID 0 (Striping)
XX
XX
XSelect Disk Drives
XX
XX
XStart Create Process
VIA VT8237S V-RAID Utility V1.20
RAID 0 for performance
RAID 1 for data protection
RAID SPAN for capacity
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After selecting a RAID mode, you must decide whether you want the RAID array to be configured
automatically or manually. Auto Setup allows BIOS to assign the hard drives and create arrays
automatically. It is recommended all hard drives are new ones when you want to create an array.
To manually configure the RAID array, the following items need to be set.
Select Disk Drives lets users select the array drives by their requirements. Select the Select Disk
Drives item and press ENTER. On the target hard drive(s), press ENTER. The selected hard drives
will be marked with an asterisk (Figure 7).
Next, select Start Create Process and press ENTER. The prompt "The data on the selected disks
will be destroyed. Continue? (Y/N)" will appear. Press Y to confirm or N to abort.
Important All existing contents in the hard drive will be destroyed after the array creation.
Figure 7
For a RAID 0 array, you have to specify the block size. Select Stripe Size and press ENTER. Select
the block size from the popup menu. The block size can be set from 4KB to 64KB (Figure 8).
Figure 8
Dev. Posi. Drive Name Array Name Mode Size(GB) Status
[*] Channel0 Master ST3120026AS SATA 111.79 Stripe0
[*] Channel1 Master ST3120026AS SATA 111.79 Stripe1
Create a RAID array with
the hard disks attached to
VIA RAID controller
F1 : View Array/disk Status
KK
KK
K, LL
LL
L: Move to next item
Enter : Confirm the selection
ESC : Exit
XX
XX
XAuto Setup For Performance
XX
XX
XArray Mode RAID 0 (Striping)
XX
XX
XSelect Disk Drives
XX
XX
XStripe Size 64K
XX
XX
XStart Create Process
VIA VT8237S V-RAID Utility V1.20
Dev. Posi. Drive Name Array Name Mode Size(GB) Status
[*] Channel0 Master ST3120026AS SATA 111.79 Stripe0
[*] Channel1 Master ST3120026AS SATA 111.79 Stripe1
Create a RAID array with
the hard disks attached to
VIA RAID controller
F1 : View Array/disk Status
KK
KK
K, LL
LL
L: Move to next item
Enter : Confirm the selection
ESC : Exit
XX
XX
XAuto Setup For Performance
XX
XX
XArray Mode RAID 0 (Striping)
XX
XX
XSelect Disk Drives
XX
XX
XStripe Size 64K
XX
XX
XStart Create Process
VIA VT8237S V-RAID Utility V1.20
4K
8K
16K
32K
64K
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Figure 9
C. Select Boot Array:
You can select a disk array as boot device if you want to boot operating system from an array. Boot
disk array cannot be selected if the operating system does not boot from the disk array. Highlight the
Select/Clear Boot Array item in Main Menu and press ENTER. Then press ENTER on the target disk
array. The bootable array will be marked with b (Figure 10). If you want to cancel the boot array setting,
press ENTER on the bootable array and its boot setting will be canceled.
Figure 10
Set/Clear bootable array
F1 : View Array/disk Status
KK
KK
K, LL
LL
L: Move to next item
Enter : Confirm the selection
ESC : Exit
XX
XX
XCreate Array
XX
XX
XDelete Array
XX
XX
XSelect/Clear Boot Array
XX
XX
XSerial Number View
Set Boot OK!
VIA VT8237S V-RAID Utility V1.20
Array No. Array Type Stripe Size Cap. (GB) Status
(b) Array 0 Stripe 64K 223.58 Normal
Channel0 Master ST3120026AS 111.79 Stripe0
Channel1 Master ST3120026AS 111.79 Stripe1
B. View Array Status:
Press F1 to show the array status on the lower screen. If there are no disk arrays then nothing will be
displayed on the screen (Figure 9).
F1 : View Array/disk Status
KK
KK
K, LL
LL
L: Move to next item
Enter : Confirm the selection
ESC : Exit
XX
XX
XCreate Array
XX
XX
XDelete Array
XX
XX
XSelect/Clear Boot Array
XX
XX
XSerial Number View
View Array/Disks Status..
Array No. Array Type Stripe Size Cap. (GB) Status
Array 0 Stripe 64K 223.58 Normal
Channel0 Master ST3120026AS 111.79 Stripe0
Channel1 Master ST3120026AS 111.79 Stripe1
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D. Serial Number View:
Highlight Serial Number View and press ENTER. Use the ARROW keys to select a drive, and the
selected drive's serial number can be viewed at the bottom line (Figure 11). The serial number is
assigned by the disk drive manufacturer .
Figure 11
Figure 12
E. Delete Array:
If you want to delete an existing array, select Delete Array in Main Menu and press ENTER. Press
ENTER on the array to be deleted. A warning message will show up, press Y to confirm or press N to
cancel (Figure 12).
Deleting a disk array will destroy all the data on the disk array except for RAID 1 array(s). When a RAID
1 array is deleted, the data on the two hard drives will be reserved and the two hard drives will become
two normal drives.
View the serial number of
hard disks, it is userful for
identify same model disks.
F1 : View Array/disk Status
KK
KK
K, LL
LL
L: Move to next item
Enter : Confirm the selection
ESC : Exit
XX
XX
XCreate Array
XX
XX
XDelete Array
XX
XX
XSelect/Clear Boot Array
XX
XX
XSerial Number View
Dev. Posi. Drive Name Array Name Mode Size(GB) Status
Channel0 Master ST3120026AS Array0 SATA 111.79 Stripe
Channle1 Master ST3120026AS Array0 SATA 111.79 Stripe1
Serial Number: 3JT329JX
VIA VT8237S V-RAID Utility V1.20
Delete a RAID array contain
the hard disks attached to
VIA RAID controller
F1 : View Array/disk Status
KK
KK
K, LL
LL
L: Move to next item
Enter : Confirm the selection
ESC : Exit
XX
XX
XCreate Array
XX
XX
XDelete Array
XX
XX
XSelect/Clear Boot Array
XX
XX
XSerial Number View
Data on the raid will be destroyed.
Continue? (Y/N)
Array No. Array Type Stripe Size Cap. (GB) Status
(b) Array 0 Stripe 64K 223.58 Normal
Channel0 Master ST3120026AS 111.79 Stripe0
Channel1 Master ST3120026AS 111.79 Stripe1
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(4) Making a SATA Driver Disk
To install operating system onto the RAID array 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
(Note). 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 (Figure 13):
cd bootdrv
menu
Step 2: When the controller menu (Figure 14) 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 14, press 1 to select VT8237S_Raid for Windows operating
system. Your system will then automatically zip and transfer this driver file to the floppy disk. Press
0 to exit when finished.
Figure 13 Figure 14
(Note) 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 15). A
command prompt window will open similar to that in Figure 14.
Figure 15
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Figure 16
Figure 17
(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 16). After
pressing F6, there will be a few moments of some files being loaded before you see the next screen.
Step 2:
When a screen similar to that below appears, insert the floppy disk containing the SATA driver and press
S (Figure 17).
Windows Setup
Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver.
Windows Setup
S=Specify Additional Device ENTER=Continue F3=Exit
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.
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Figure 18
Figure 19
Step 3:
If Setup correctly recognizes the driver in the floppy disk, a controller menu similar to Figure 18 below
will appear. If you want to install Windows XP, use the ARROW keys to select VIA V-RAID Controller
Series (Windows XP/SRV2003) (Note) and press ENTER. Then it will begin to load the SATA driver from
the floppy disk.
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.
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.
Windows Setup
S=Specify Additional Device ENTER=Continue F3=Exit
Setup will load support for the following mass storage device(s):
VIA V-RAID Controller Series (Windows XP/SRV2003)
* 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.
Windows Setup
ENTER=Select F3=Exit
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.
VIA V-RAID Controller Series (Windows XP/SRV2003)
VIA V-RAID Controller Series (Windows XP/SRV2003-x64)
VIA V-RAID Controller Series (Windows 2K)
VIA V-RAID Controller Series (Windows NT4)
(Note) For 64-bit Windows Operating System, please select VIA V-RAID Controller Series
(Windows XP/SRV2003-x64).
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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.
Figure 20
WindowsXP Professional Setup
Enter= Continue R=Repair F3=Exit
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.
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4-1-5 2- / 4- / 5.1- / 7.1- Channel Audio Introduction
This motherboard comes with three audio jacks. To set up multi-channel surround sound, install an
additional 5.1/7.1 surround cable (optional) and enable the feature through the audio driver.
Installing the 5.1/7.1 Surround Cable (Optional)
The 5.1/7.1 Surround Cable provides center/
subwoofer speaker out, rear speaker out, and side
speaker out audio jacks. To set up multi-channel
surround sound, this cable needs to be installed.
Step:
1. Connect the 5.1/7.1 surround cable connector to
the HDA_SUR header on the motherboard.
2. Secure the cable's metal bracket to the chassis
back panel with a screw.
For the microphone to work correctly, you MUST connect it to either the default Mic In jack or
the Line In jack and configure it in the audio driver.
Audio Jacks Introduction
The optional 5.1/7.1 surround cable adds addi-
tional 3 audio jacks to the 3 onboard audio jacks.
The picture to the right shows the default speaker
settings for the 6 audio jacks. The jack retasking
capability of HD Audio allows users to change the
function for each jack through the audio driver.
For example, if a rear speaker is plugged into the
center/subwoofer speaker out jack, you can
reconfigure the center/subwoofer speaker out jack
to function as a rear speaker out jack.
Line Out
(Front Speaker
Out)
°¼³â¥z
¿é¥X
Center/Subwoofer
Speaker Out
Line In
Rear Speaker
Out
Mic In Side Speaker
Out
Onboard Audio
Jacks
Audio Jacks on 5.1/7.1
Surround Cable
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STEP 2:
In the Audio Control Panel, click the Speaker tab.
In the left list, click the 2 Channel button.
The 2-channel audio setup is completed.
HD Audio
With multiple built-in high quality digital-to-analog converters (DACs) that support audio output at up to
192 kHz/24-bit quality and multi-streaming applications, HD Audio is able to handle multiple audio
streams (in and out) simultaneously. Multi-channel audio experiences have become a reality so you
can, for instance, listen to MP3 music, have an Internet chat, make a telephone call over the Internet,
and etc. all at the same time.
(The following instructions use Windows XP as the example operating system.)
Setting Up Stereo Speakers
We recommend that you use the speaker with amplifier to acquire the best sound effect if the stereo
output is applied.
STEP 1 :
After installation of the audio driver, you should find
a VIA HD Audio Deck icon in your system tray.
Double-click the icon to open the Audio Control
Panel.
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Setting Up 4-Channel Audio
STEP 2:
In the Audio Control Panel, click the Speaker tab.
In the left list, click the 4 Channel button.
The 4-channel audio setup is completed.
STEP 1 :
After installation of the audio driver, you should find
a VIA HD Audio Deck icon in your system tray.
Double-click the icon to open the Audio Control
Panel.
Setting Up 5.1-Channel Audio
STEP 2:
In the Audio Control Panel, click the Speaker tab.
In the left list, click the 6 Channel button.
The 5.1-channel audio setup is completed.
STEP 1 :
After installation of the audio driver, you should find
a VIA HD Audio Deck icon in your system tray.
Double-click the icon to open the Audio Control
Panel.
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Setting Up 7.1-Channel Audio
STEP 2:
In the Audio Control Panel, click the Speaker tab.
In the left list, click the 8 Channel button.
The 7.1-channel audio setup is completed.
STEP 1 :
After installation of the audio driver, you should find
a VIA HD Audio Deck icon in your system tray.
Double-click the icon to open the Audio Control
Panel.
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AC'97 Audio Configuration:
To enable the front panel audio connector to sup-
port AC'97 Audio mode, go to the Audio Control
Panel and click the Jack tab.
Click the Configuration button and do not select
the Auto mute front speaker when Headphone
plug in check box. This action completes the
AC'97 Audio configuration.
Auto-detecting:
In the Audio Control Panel, click the Jack tab. Click
the Auto Show Dialog checkbox will enable the
Retasking function.
A Retasking dialog will show up when you plug
the audio device into the jacks. Click the right
output device checkbox that you connect in, then
press OK.
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4-2 Troubleshooting
4-2-1 Frequently Asked Questions
To read more FAQs for your motherboard, please go to the Support\Motherboard\FAQ page on
GIGABYTE's website.
Q:In the BIOS Setup program, why are some BIOS options missing?
A: Some advanced options are hidden in the BIOS Setup program. Press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup
during the POST. In the Main Menu, press <Ctrl>+<F1> to show the advanced options.
Q:Why is the light of my keyboard/optical mouse still on after the computer shuts down?
A: Some motherboard provides a small amount of standby power after the computer shuts down and
that's why the light is still on.
Q: How do I clear the CMOS values?
A: If your motherboard has a clearing CMOS jumper, refer to the instructions on the CLR_CMOS jumper
in Chapter 1 to short the jumper to clear the CMOS values. If your board doesn't have this jumper,
refer to the instructions on the motherboard battery in Chapter 1. You can temporarily remove the
battery from the battery holder to stop supplying power to the CMOS, which will clear the CMOS
values after about one minute. Refer to the steps below:
Steps:
1. Turn off your computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Gently remove the battery from the battery holder and wait for one minute.
(Or use a metal object like a screwdriver to touch the positive and negative terminals of the battery
holder, making them short for 5 seconds.)
3. Replace the battery.
4. Plug in the power cord and restart your computer.
5. Press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup. Select "Load Fail-Safe Defaults" (or "Load Optimized Defaults")
to load BIOS default settings.
6. Saves changes and exit BIOS Setup (select "Save & Exit Setup") to restart your computer.
Q: Why do I still get a weak sound even though I have turned my speaker to the maximum volume?
A: Make sure your speaker is equipped with an internal amplifier. If not, try a speaker with power/
amplifier.
Q:What do the beeps emitted during the POST mean?
A: The following Award BIOS beep code descriptions may help you identify possible computer problems.
(For reference only.)
1 short: System boots successfully
2 short: CMOS setting error
1 long, 1 short: Memory or motherboard error
1 long, 2 short: Monitor or graphics card error
1 long, 3 short: Keyboard error
1 long, 9 short: BIOS ROM error
Continuous long beeps: Graphics card not inserted properly
Continuous short beeps: Power error
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4-2-2 Troubleshooting Procedure
If you encounter any troubles during system startup, follow the troubleshooting procedure below to
solve the problem.
Turn off the power. Remove all peripherals, connecting cables, and
power cord etc.
The problem is verified and solved.
Yes
No
A
Check if the CPU cooler is attached to the CPU securely. Is the
power connector of the CPU cooler connected to the CPU_FAN
header properly?
Check if the memory is installed properly on the memory slot.
Yes
Yes
START
Make sure the motherboard does not short-circuit with the chassis
or other metal objects.
Insert the graphics card. Connect the ATX main power cable and the 12V
power cable. Turn on the power to start the computer.
No
Secure the CPU
cooler on the CPU.
Connect the CPU
cooler power cable
to the motherboard.
No Correctly insert the
memory into the
memory socket.
Press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup. Select "Load Fail-Safe Defaults"
(or "Load Optimized Defaults"). Select "Save & Exit Setup" to save
changes and exit BIOS Setup.
(Continued...)
The problem is verified and solved.
The problem is verified and solved.
Isolate the short
circuit.
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If the procedure above is unable to solve your problem, contact the place of purchase or local
dealer for help. Or go to the Support\Technical Service Zone page to submit your question. Our
customer service staff will reply you as soon as possible.
No
Yes
Check if there is display on your monitor.
Yes
When the computer is turned on, is the CPU cooler running?
No The graphics card,
expansion slot, or
monitor might fail.
Turn off the computer. Plugg in the keyboard and mouse and restart the
computer.
No
Yes
Check if the keyboard is working properly.
No
Yes
Reinstall the operating system. Reinstall other devices one by one (install
one device at one time and then boot the system to see if the device
works successfully).
END
The power supply,
CPU or CPU socket
might fail.
The keyboard or
mouse might fail.
A
Turn off the computer and connect the IDE/SATA devices.
Check if the system can boot successfully.
Press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup. Select "Load Fail-Safe Defaults"
(or "Load Optimized Defaults"). Select "Save & Exit Setup" to save
changes and exit BIOS Setup.
The problem is verified and solved.
The problem is verified and solved.
The problem is verified and solved.
The problem is verified and solved.
The IDE/SATA
device, connector,
or cable might fail.
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4-3 Windows Vista ReadyBoost
Windows ReadyBoost allows you to use flash memory on a Windows Vista certified USB flash drive
to boost your computer's performance. You may enable ReadyBoost and allocate part of your USB
flash drive's memory to speed up your computer.
Follow the steps below to enable the ReadyBoost function:
Step 1:
Go to Computer. Right-click on the USB flash drive icon and choose
Properties.
Step 2:
In the ReadyBoost tab, select Use this device. Under Space to
reserve for system speed, set the amount of memory space to use
for ReadyBoost using the slider or spin box. Click Apply and then OK
to turn on ReadyBoost.
The USB flash drive must have at least 256 MB of space.
The recommended amount of memory to use for ReadyBoost acceleration is one to three
times the amount of RAM installed in your computer.
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