GA-G31M-S2L/ GA-G31M-S2C

LGA775 socket motherboard for Intel® CoreTM processor family/ Intel® Pentium® processor family/Intel® Celeron® processor family

User's Manual
Rev. 1103 12ME-G31MS2L-1103R

Motherboard GA-G31M-S2L

Motherboard

GA-G31M-S2L

Aug. 31, 2007
Aug. 31, 2007

Motherboard GA-G31M-S2C

Motherboard

GA-G31M-S2C

Jun. 30, 2008
Jun. 30, 2008

Copyright
© 2008 GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. All rights reserved. The trademarks mentioned in this manual are legally registered to their respective owners.

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Identifying Your Motherboard Revision
The revision number on your motherboard looks like this: "REV: X.X." For example, "REV: 1.0" means the revision of the motherboard is 1.0. Check your motherboard revision before updating motherboard BIOS, drivers, or when looking for technical information. Example:

.... 11 1-1 1-2 1-3 Installation Precautions .................................................................... 19 1-4 Installing the Memory ...................................................................................................... 15 1-3-1 1-3-2 Installing the CPU .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 20 Back Panel Connectors ..................................I.................................................................. 7 Optional Items.........................................................................Table of Contents Box Contents ....................................................... 9 Chapter 1 Hardware Installation ........................................................... 53 Save & Exit Setup ........... 8 Block Diagram............................. 48 MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.................) ................................... 35 Standard CMOS Features ......................................................................... 37 Advanced BIOS Features ..................................................................................................................................... 33 2-1 2-2 2-3 2-4 2-5 2-6 2-7 2-8 2-9 2-10 2-11 2-12 2-13 2-14 Startup Screen ........................................................................ 54 Exit Without Saving .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 21 Internal Connectors ........... 49 Load Fail-Safe Defaults ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 39 Integrated Peripherals ............................................................................................................................................ 18 1-4-1 1-4-2 1-5 1-6 1-7 Installing an Expansion Card ....... 47 PC Health Status ...................... 34 The Main Menu ....................................................................................................................................................................... 45 PnP/PCI Configurations ................... 23 Chapter 2 BIOS Setup ...................... 18 Installing a Memory ..................................... 11 Product Specifications .......................................................................................................................... 54 -5- ........................................................................................................................ 42 Power Management Setup ........................ 15 Installing the CPU Cooler ............................ 17 Dual Channel Memory Configuration .............................. 7 GA-G31M-S2L/GA-G31M-S2C Motherboard Layout ...........................T............................................................................................................................................................ 52 Load Optimized Defaults ................................................. 52 Set Supervisor/User Password ............................................................ 12 Installing the CPU and CPU Cooler ..................................................................................................................

............................................................................................................................................................. 56 Hardware Information ........................................... 79 Troubleshooting Procedure ..................................................Chapter 3 Drivers Installation ........................................................................................... 64 4-2-1 4-2-2 Updating the BIOS with the Q-Flash Utility ... 59 4-1 4-2 Xpress Recovery2 ............................... 69 Chapter 5 Appendix ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 57 Contact Us .............................................. 59 BIOS Update Utilities ............................. 71 5-1 Configuring Audio Input and Output ........................................................................................................................... 55 3-1 3-2 3-3 3-4 3-5 Installing Chipset Drivers .......................................................................... 79 5-2-1 5-2-2 Regulatory Statements ......... 80 5-2 Troubleshooting ........ 71 Installing the S/PDIFOut Cable (Optional) ........ 57 Chapter 4 Unique Features ........................................................................... 82 -6- .............. 64 Updating the BIOS with the @BIOS Utility ................... 67 4-3 EasyTune 5 Pro ..................................................................................... 56 Driver CD Information ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................1-Channel Audio ...... 71 5-1-1 5-1-2 5-1-3 5-1-4 Configuring 2/4/5............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 78 Frequently Asked Questions ............................................. 74 Configuring Microphone Recording ........... 76 Using the Sound Recorder ........................... 55 Software Applications ............................................................................................................

• The motherboard image is for reference only.Box Contents GA-G31M-S2L or GA-G31M-S2C motherboard Motherboard driver disk User's Manual One IDE cable and one floppy disk drive cable Two SATA 3Gb/s cables 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.0 bracket (Part No. Optional Items 2-port USB 2. 12CR1-1SPOUT-02R) -7- . 12CF1-2SERPW-01R) S/PDIF out cable (Part No. 12CR1-1UB030-51R) 2-port SATA power cable (Part No.

-8- PWR_LED F_PANEL DDRII1 PCIE_1 .GA-G31M-S2L/GA-G31M-S2C Motherboard Layout KB_MS ATX_12V CPU_FAN COMA LGA775 LPT GA-G31M-S2L/GA-G31M-S2C VGA ATX IDE R_USB USB AUDIO F_AUDIO Intel ® G31 LAN DDRII2 BAT PCIE_16 CLR_CMOS RTL8111C RTL8102E MBIOS IT8718 PCI1 CODEC SPDIF_O PCI2 Intel ® ICH7 SATAII3 SATAII2 SATAII1 CD_IN SYS_FAN FDD CI F_USB1F_USB2 SATAII0 Only for GA-G31M-S2L. Only for GA-G31M-S2C.

Only for GA-G31M-S2C. -9- .Block Diagram PCIe CLK (100 MHz) LGA775 Processor CPU CLK+/(333/266/200 MHz) D-Sub Host Interface DDR2 800/667 MHz Dual Channel Memory GMCH CLK (333/266/200 MHz) PCI Express x16 LAN RJ45 PCIe CLK (100 MHz) RTL8111C RTL8102E Intel ® G31 1 PCI Express x1 BIOS ATA-100/66/33 IDE Channel Intel ® ICH7 4 SATA 3Gb/s 8 USB Ports Floppy IT8718 CODEC LPT Port COM Port x1 PCI Express Bus PCI Bus PS/2 KB/Mouse MIC(Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out) Line-Out(Front Speaker Out) Line-In(Rear Speaker Out) SPDIF Out 2 PCI PCI CLK (33 MHz) Only for GA-G31M-S2L.

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Prior to installation. do not allow screws to come in contact with the motherboard circuit or its components. Before using the product. make sure the power supply voltage has been set according to the local voltage standard. When connecting hardware components to the internal connectors on the motherboard. carefully read the user's manual and follow these procedures: • • • • • Prior to installation. Before unplugging the power supply cable from the motherboard. avoid touching any metal leads or connectors. Make sure there are no leftover screws or metal components placed on the motherboard or within the computer casing. make sure the power supply has been turned off. make sure they are connected tightly and securely. Do not place the computer system on an uneven surface. It is best to wear an electrostatic discharge (ESD) wrist strap when handling electronic components such as a motherboard. please have it on top of an antistatic pad or within an electrostatic shielding container. please verify that all cables and power connectors of your hardware components are connected. Before turning on the power. If you are uncertain about any installation steps or have a problem related to the use of the product. If you do not have an ESD wrist strap.11 - Hardware Installation . To prevent damage to the motherboard. Prior to installing the motherboard. CPU or memory. Turning on the computer power during the installation process can lead to damage to system components as well as physical harm to the user. Do not place the computer system in a high-temperature environment. • • • • • • • • • • . These stickers are required for warranty validation. Always remove the AC power by unplugging the power cord from the power outlet before installing or removing the motherboard or other hardware components. please consult a certified computer technician. When handling the motherboard. keep your hands dry and first touch a metal object to eliminate static electricity.Chapter 1 Hardware Installation 1-1 Installation Precautions The motherboard contains numerous delicate electronic circuits and components which can become damaged as a result of electrostatic discharge (ESD). do not remove or break motherboard S/N (Serial Number) sticker or warranty sticker provided by your dealer.

1 x IDE connector supporting ATA-100/66/33 and up to 2 IDE devices .1-channel Support for S/PDIF Out Support for CD In RTL 8111C chip (10/100/1000 Mbit) RTL 8102E chip (10/100 Mbit) 1 x PCI Express x16 slot 1 x PCI Express x1 slot 2 x PCI slots South Bridge: .1-2 CPU Product Specifications Support for an Intel® Core 2 Extreme processor/ Intel ® Core 2 Quad processor/Intel ® Core 2 Duo processor/ Intel ® Pentium ® Dual-Core processor/Intel ® Celeron ® processor in the LGA 775 package (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 4 GB of system memory (Note 1) Dual channel memory architecture Support for DDR2 800/667 MHz memory modules (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest memory support list.0/1.12 - .) Integrated in the North Bridge Realtek ALC662 codec High Definition Audio 2/4/5.) L2 cache varies with CPU 1333/1066/800 MHz FSB North Bridge: Intel ® G31 Express Chipset South Bridge: Intel® ICH7 2 x 1. Only for GA-G31M-S2C.1 x floppy disk drive connector supporting up to 1 floppy disk drive Integrated in the South Bridge Up to 8 USB 2.1 ports (4 on the back panel. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . 4 via the USB brackets connected to the internal USB headers) TM TM TM Front Side Bus Chipset Memory Onboard Graphics Audio LAN Expansion Slots Storage Interface USB Only for GA-G31M-S2L.4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices iTE IT8718 chip: .

13 - Hardware Installation .Internal Connectors Back Panel Connectors I/O Controller Hardware Monitor BIOS 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector 1 x floppy disk drive connector 1 x IDE connector 4 x SATA 3Gb/s connectors 1 x CPU fan header 1 x system fan header 1 x front panel header 1 x front panel audio header 1 x CD In connector 1 x S/PDIF Out header 2 x USB 2. ACPI 1.4.0b .0a.0/1.0/1.0. SM BIOS 2.1 headers 1 x chassis intrusion header 1 x power LED header 1 x PS/2 keyboard port 1 x PS/2 mouse port 1 x parallel port 1 x serial port 1 x D-Sub port 4 x USB 2.1 ports 1 x RJ-45 port 3 x audio jacks (Line In/Line Out/Microphone) iTE IT8718 chip System voltage detection CPU temperature detection CPU/System fan speed detection CPU overheating warning CPU/System fan fail warning CPU fan speed control 1 x 4 Mbit flash Use of licensed AWARD BIOS PnP 1. DMI 2.

xx GB during system startup.14 - . (Note 2) Available functions in EasyTune may differ by motherboard model. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . For example.3cm (Note 1) 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. 24. 4 GB of memory size will instead be shown as 3.Unique Features Bundled Software Operating System Form Factor Support for @BIOS Support for Download Center Support for Q-Flash Support for EasyTune (Note 2) Support for Xpress Install Support for Xpress Recovery2 Support for Virtual DualBIOS Norton Internet Security (OEM version) Support for Microsoft® Windows® Vista/XP Micro ATX form factor.4cm x 19.

) • Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before installing the CPU to prevent hardware damage. • Locate the pin one of the CPU. otherwise overheating and damage of the CPU may occur. If you wish to set the frequency beyond the standard specifications. Locate the alignment keys on the motherboard CPU socket and the notches on the CPU.1-3 Installing the CPU and CPU Cooler Read the following guidelines before you begin to install the CPU: • Make sure that the motherboard supports the CPU. LGA775 CPU Socket Alignment Key Alignment Key Pin One Corner of the CPU Socket LGA 775 CPU Notch Notch Triangle Pin One Marking on the CPU . • Do not turn on the computer if the CPU cooler is not installed.15 - Hardware Installation . 1-3-1 Installing the CPU A.) • Apply an even and thin layer of thermal grease on the surface of the CPU. etc. (Or you may locate the notches on both sides of the CPU and alignment keys on the CPU socket. The CPU cannot be inserted if oriented incorrectly. memory. • Set the CPU host frequency in accordance with the CPU specifications. please do so according to your hardware specifications including the CPU. hard drive. (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list. It is not recommended that the system bus frequency be set beyond hardware specifications since it does not meet the standard requirements for the peripherals. graphics card.

(DO NOT touch socket contacts.B. always replace the protective socket cover when the CPU is not installed. (To protect the CPU socket. make sure to turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the CPU. replace the load plate and push the CPU socket lever back into its locked position. Step 5: Once the CPU is properly inserted.) Step 3: Remove the protective socket cover from the load plate. Align the CPU pin one marking (triangle) with the pin one corner of the CPU socket (or you may align the CPU notches with the socket alignment keys) and gently insert the CPU into position. Before installing the CPU. CPU Socket Lever Step 1: Completely raise the CPU socket lever.) Step 4: Hold the CPU with your thumb and index fingers. Step 2: Lift the metal load plate from the CPU socket. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . Follow the steps below to correctly install the CPU into the motherboard CPU socket.16 - .

check the back of the motherboard. on the contrary. Check that the Male and Female push pins are joined closely. Use extreme care when removing the CPU cooler because the thermal grease/tape between the CPU cooler and CPU may adhere to the CPU. note the direction of the arrow sign on the male push pin. (Turning the push pin along the direction of arrow is to remove the cooler. If the push pin is inserted as the picture above. the installation is complete. is to install.) Male Push Pin Direction of the Arrow Sign on the Male Push Pin The Top of Female Push Pin Female Push Pin Step 1: Apply an even and thin layer of thermal grease on the surface of the installed CPU.) Step 5: After the installation. Step 2: Before installing the cooler.1-3-2 Installing the CPU Cooler Follow the steps below to correctly install the CPU cooler on the motherboard. (The following procedure uses Intel ® boxed cooler as the example cooler. attach the power connector of the CPU cooler to the CPU fan header (CPU_FAN) on the motherboard.) Step 3: Place the cooler atop the CPU. aligning the four push pins through the pin holes on the motherboard. Step 4: You should hear a "click" when pushing down each push pin. Step 6: Finally. (Refer to your CPU cooler installation manual for instructions on installing the cooler. Push down on the push pins diagonally. . Inadequately removing the CPU cooler may damage the CPU.17 Hardware Installation .

• Memory modules have a foolproof design. and chips be used. (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest memory support list. speed.18 - DDRII2 . The two DDR2 memory sockets are divided into two channels and each channel has one memory socket as following: Channel 0: DDRII1 Channel 1: DDRII2 DDRII1 Due to chipset limitation. Enabling Dual Channel memory mode will double the original memory bandwidth. brand. Dual Channel mode cannot be enabled if only one DDR2 memory module is installed. When enabling Dual Channel mode with two memory modules. 1-4-1 Dual Channel Memory Configuration This motherboard provides two DDR2 memory sockets and supports Dual Channel Technology. switch the direction. brand. It is recommended that memory of the same capacity. If you are unable to insert the memory.1-4 Installing the Memory Read the following guidelines before you begin to install the memory: • Make sure that the motherboard supports the memory. it is recommended that memory of the same capacity. A memory module can be installed in only one direction. read the following guidelines before installing the memory in Dual Channel mode. and chips be used. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . speed. 2. 1. After the memory is installed.) • Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before installing the memory to prevent hardware damage. the BIOS will automatically detect the specifications and capacity of the memory.

Spread the retaining clips at both ends of the memory socket.1-4-2 Installing a Memory Before installing a memory module . push down on the memory and insert it vertically into the memory socket. Follow the steps below to correctly install your memory modules in the memory sockets. Place the memory module on the socket.19 - Hardware Installation . Step 1: Note the orientation of the memory module. place your fingers on the top edge of the memory. so it can only fit in one direction. As indicated in the picture on the left. make sure to turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the memory module. DDR2 DIMMs are not compatible to DDR DIMMs. Be sure to install DDR2 DIMMs on this motherboard. Notch DDR2 DIMM A DDR2 memory module has a notch. . Step 2: The clips at both ends of the socket will snap into place when the memory module is securely inserted.

Turn on your computer. If necessary. Align the card with the slot.20 - . and press down on the card until it is fully seated in the slot. Remove the metal slot cover from the chassis back panel. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . 6. Make sure the card is securely seated in the slot and does not rock. After installing all expansion cards. Make sure the metal contacts on the card are completely inserted into the slot. Secure the card's metal bracket to the chassis back panel with a screw. 5. Locate an expansion slot that supports your card.1-5 Installing an Expansion Card Read the following guidelines before you begin to install an expansion card: • Make sure the motherboard supports the expansion card. 7. PCI Express x16 Slot PCI Slot PCI Express x1 Slot Follow the steps below to correctly install your expansion card in the expansion slot. • Removing the Card: Gently push back on the lever on the slot and then lift the card straight out from the slot. 2. Install the driver provided with the expansion card in your operating system. 4. go to BIOS Setup to make any required BIOS changes for your expansion card(s). 3. Carefully read the manual that came with your expansion card. 1. • Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before installing an expansion card to prevent hardware damage. replace the chassis cover(s). Example: Installing and Removing a PCI Express x16 Graphics Card: • Installing a Graphics Card: Gently push down on the top edge of the card until it is fully inserted into the PCI Express x16 slot.

RJ-45 LAN Port The Gigabit Ethernet LAN port provides Internet connection at up to 1 Gbps data rate. Serial Port Use the serial port to connect devices such as a mouse. . 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. scanner and etc.1-6 Back Panel Connectors 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. • When removing the cable.1 specification. first remove the cable from your device and then remove it from the motherboard. USB Port The USB port supports the USB 2. Only for GA-G31M-S2L.21 Hardware Installation . Do not rock it side to side to prevent an electrical short inside the cable connector. modem or other peripherals. Connection/ Speed LED Activity LED Connection/Speed LED: State Description Orange 1 Gbps data rate Green Off 100 Mbps data rate 10 Mbps data rate Activity LED: State Blinking Off Description Data transmission or receiving is occurring No data transmission or receiving is occurring LAN Port • When removing the cable connected to a back panel connector. USB printer. pull it straight out from the connector. Use this port for USB devices such as an USB keyboard/mouse. USB flash drive and etc. The parallel port is also called a printer port.0/1. The following describes the states of the LAN port LEDs. Parallel Port Use the parallel port to connect devices such as a printer.

walkman.1-channel audio configuration in Chapter 5. Line Out Jack (Green) The default line out jack. The following describes the states of the LAN port LEDs.1-channel audio configuration. Mic In Jack (Pink) The default Mic in jack. Microphones must be connected to this jack.22 - . etc." Only for GA-G31M-S2C. Use this audio jack for line in devices such as an optical drive. Refer to the instructions on setting up a 2/4/5. Connection/ Speed LED Activity LED Connection/Speed LED: State Description Green Off LAN Port 100 Mbps data rate 10 Mbps data rate Activity LED: State Blinking Off Description Data transmission or receiving is occurring No data transmission or receiving is occurring Line In Jack (Blue) The default line in jack. This jack can be used to connect front speakers in a 4/5. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . Use this audio jack for a headphone or 2-channel speaker.RJ-45 LAN Port The Fast Ethernet LAN port provides Internet connection at up to 100 Mbps data rate. "Configuring 2/4/5.1-Channel Audio.

• After installing the device and before turning on the computer. . make sure the device cable has been securely attached to the connector on the motherboard. • Before installing the devices. be sure to turn off the devices and your computer.23 Hardware Installation .1-7 Internal Connectors 1 3 6 2 11 9 15 10 8 12 7 13 5 4 16 14 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) ATX_12V ATX CPU_FAN SYS_FAN FDD IDE SATAII0 / 1 / 2 / 3 PWR_LED 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16) BAT F_PANEL F_AUDIO CD_IN SPDIF_O F_USB1 / F_USB2 CLR_CMOS CI Read the following guidelines before connecting external devices: • First make sure your devices are compliant with the connectors you wish to connect. Unplug the power cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the devices.

3V (Only for 2x12-pin ATX) Pin No.3V 3. When using a 2x12 power supply. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Definition 3. If a power supply is used that does not provide the required power.3V GND +5V GND +5V GND Power Good 5V SB(stand by +5V) +12V +12V (Only for 2x12-pinATX) 3. remove the protective cover from the main power connector on the motherboard. Do not insert the power supply cable into pins under the protective cover when using a 2x10 power supply. first make sure the power supply is turned off and all devices are properly installed. The power connector possesses a foolproof design. 1 2 3 4 Definition GND GND +12V +12V 12 24 ATX : Pin No. the power supply can supply enough stable power to all the components on the motherboard. it is recommended that a power supply that can withstand high power consumption be used (400W or greater). Connect the power supply cable to the power connector in the correct orientation. the computer will not start. the result can lead to an unstable or unbootable system. • The main power connector is compatible with power supplies with 2x10 power connectors. The 12V power connector mainly supplies power to the CPU.1/2) ATX_12V/ATX (2x2 12V Power Connector and 2x12 Main Power Connector) With the use of the power connector. Before connecting the power connector. If the 12V power connector is not connected.3V -12V GND PS_ON(soft On/Off) GND GND GND -5V +5V +5V +5V (Only for 2x12-pin ATX) GND (Only for 2x12-pin ATX) 1 13 ATX GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . • To meet expansion requirements.24 - . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Definition 3. ATX_12V : 3 1 ATX_12V 4 2 Pin No.

720 KB. Each fan header supplies a +12V power voltage and possesses a foolproof insertion design.25 - Hardware Installation . 1 CPU_FAN Definition GND +12V Sense Speed Control Definition GND +12V Sense 1 2 3 4 SYS_FAN : 1 SYS_FAN Pin No.3/4) CPU_FAN/SYS_FAN (Fan Headers) The motherboard has a 4-pin CPU fan header (CPU_FAN) and a 3-pin system fan header (SYS_FAN). The motherboard supports CPU fan speed control. The pin 1 of the cable is typically designated by a stripe of different color. 1. CPU_FAN : Pin No. which requires the use of a CPU fan with fan speed control design. 1. be sure to connect it in the correct orientation.2 MB.88 MB. The black connector wire is the ground wire. 1 2 3 • Be sure to connect fan cables to the fan headers to prevent your CPU and system from overheating. When connecting a fan cable. Do not place a jumper cap on the headers.44 MB. A red power connector wire indicates a positive connection and requires a +12V voltage. 5) FDD (Floppy Disk Drive Connector) This connector is used to connect a floppy disk drive. For optimum heat dissipation. 33 1 34 2 . and 2. it is recommended that a system fan be installed inside the chassis. Overheating may result in damage to the CPU or the system may hang. Most fans are designed with color-coded power connector wires. be sure to locate pin 1 of the connector and the floppy disk drive cable. Before connecting a floppy disk drive. • These fan headers are not configuration jumper blocks. The types of floppy disk drives supported are: 360 KB.

read the instructions from the device manufacturers. (For information about configuring master/slave settings for the IDE devices.) 40 39 2 1 7) SATAII0/1/2/3 (SATA 3Gb/s Connectors. Pin No. remember to set the jumpers and the cabling according to the role of the IDE devices (for example.26 - .6) IDE (IDE Connector) The IDE connector supports up to two IDE devices such as hard drives and optical drives. If you wish to connect two IDE devices. master or slave). Before attaching the IDE cable. Controlled by ICH7) The SATA connectors conform to SATA 3Gb/s standard and are compatible with SATA 1. Each SATA connector supports a single SATA device. locate the foolproof groove on the connector. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . 1 7 SATAII3 7 SATAII2 7 7 SATAII0 1 SATAII1 1 1 1 Definition GND TXP TXN GND RXN RXP GND 2 3 4 5 6 7 Please connect the L-shaped end of the SATA 3Gb/s cable to your SATA hard drive.5Gb/s standard.

• Always turn off your computer and unplug the power cord before replacing the battery. The LED is on when the system is operating. Plug in the power cord and restart your computer. Replace the battery when the battery voltage drops to a low level. . Pin No. You may clear the CMOS values by removing the battery: 1. • Used batteries must be handled in accordance with local environmental regulations. The LED keeps blinking when the system is in S1 sleep state. 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. or the CMOS values may not be accurate or may be lost. Replace the battery. and time information) in the CMOS when the computer is turned off. 4. date. Danger of explosion if the battery is replaced with an incorrect model. • Replace the battery with an equivalent one.27 Hardware Installation . note the orientation of the positive side (+) and the negative side (-) of the battery (the positive side should face up).) 3. • When installing the battery. 1 2 1 Definition MPD+ MPDMPD- 3 System Status LED S0 S1 S3/S4/S5 On Blinking Off 9) BAT(BATTERY) The battery provides power to keep the values (such as BIOS configurations. Turn off your computer and unplug the power cord.8) PWR_LED (System Power LED Header) This header can be used to connect a system power LED on the chassis to indicate system power status. • Contact the place of purchase or local dealer if you are not able to replace the battery by yourself or uncertain about the battery model. The LED is off when the system is in S3/S4 sleep state or powered off (S5). 2.

• SPEAK (Speaker): Connects to the speaker on the chassis front panel. speaker and etc. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . Note the positive and negative pins before connecting the cables." for more information). The LED is off when the system is in S3/S4/S5 Off S3/S4 sleep state or powered off (S5).28 - . • NC: No connection The front panel design may differ by chassis. hard drive activity LED. reset switch. the BIOS may issue beeps in different patterns to indicate the problem. speaker and system status indicator on the chassis front panel to this header according to the pin assignments below. make sure the wire assignments and the pin assignments are matched correctly. A front panel module mainly consists of power switch. The LED is on when the hard drive is reading or writing data. reset switch. If a problem is detected. Refer to Chapter 5." "Power Management Setup. When connecting your chassis front panel module to this header. The System Status LED S0 On LED is on when the system is operating. The system reports system startup status by issuing a beep code. • RES (Reset Switch): Connects to the reset switch on the chassis front panel. • PW (Power Switch): Connects to the power switch on the chassis front panel. You may configure the way to turn off your system using the power switch (refer to Chapter 2. One single short beep will be heard if no problem is detected at system startup. "BIOS Setup. Press the reset switch to restart the computer if the computer freezes and fails to perform a normal restart. "Troubleshooting." for information about beep codes. 20 19 SPEAKSpeaker Connector SPEAK+ Power Switch Message LED/ Power/ Sleep LED PW+ PW- MSGMSG+ 2 1 NC RES+ RESHDHD+ Reset Switch IDE Hard Disk Active LED • MSG (Message/Power/Sleep LED): Connects to the power status indicator on the chassis front panel. The LED keeps blinking when S1 Blinking the system is in S1 sleep state. • HD (IDE Hard Drive Activity LED) Connects to the hard drive activity LED on the chassis front panel.10) F_PANEL (Front Panel Header) Connect the power switch. power LED.

1 2 3 4 Definition CD-L GND GND CD-R . Incorrect connection between the module connector and the motherboard header will make the device unable to work or even damage it. Definition 10 1 MIC2_L 9 For AC'97 Front Panel Audio: Pin No. "Configuring 2/4/5. You may connect your chassis front panel audio module to this header. refer to Chapter 5.1-Channel Audio. If your chassis provides an AC'97 front panel audio module. refer to the instructions on how to activate AC'97 functioninality via the audio software in Chapter 5.29 - Hardware Installation . If you want to mute the back panel audio (only supported when using an HD front panel audio module)." • Audio signals will be present on both of the front and back panel audio connections simultaneously.11) F_AUDIO (Front Panel Audio Header) The front panel audio header supports Intel High Definition audio (HD) and AC'97 audio. Definition 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 MIC GND MIC Power NC Line Out (R) NC NC No Pin Line Out (L) NC 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 GND MIC2_R -ACZ_DET LINE2_R FAUDIO_JD GND No Pin LINE2_L FAUDIO_JD • The front panel audio header supports HD audio by default. 1 Pin No." • Some chassis provide a front panel audio module that has separated connectors on each wire instead of a single plug.1-Channel Audio. please contact the chassis manufacturer. "Configuring 2/4/5. Make sure the wire assignments of the module connector match the pin assignments of the motherboard header. 12) CD_IN (CD In Connector) You may connect the audio cable that came with your optical drive to the header. For information about connecting the front panel audio module that has different wire assignments. 2 1 For HD Front Panel Audio: Pin No.

Each USB header can provide two USB ports via an optional USB bracket. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Definition Power (5V) Power (5V) USB DXUSB DYUSB DX+ USB DY+ GND GND No Pin NC • Do not plug the IEEE 1394 bracket (2x5-pin) cable into the USB header. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard .13) SPDIF_O (S/PDIF Out Header) This header supports digital S/PDIF out. • Prior to installing the USB bracket. Pin No. be sure to turn off your computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the USB bracket.0/1. For purchasing the optional S/PDIF out cable. Incorrect connection may render the device unusable or even result in damage to the device.1 specification. please contact the local dealer. please contact the local dealer.30 - . For purchasing the optional USB bracket. 14) F_USB1/F_USB2 (USB Headers) The headers conform to USB 2. this header can connect to an audio device that supports digital audio in. 1 Definition Power SPDIFO GND 1 2 3 Pin 1 (the red wire) of the S/PDIF out cable must align with pin 1 of the SPDIF_O header. 9 10 1 2 Pin No. Via an optional S/PDIF out cable.

Pin No. 1 1 Definition Signal GND 2 .15) CLR_CMOS (Clearing CMOS Jumper) Use this jumper to clear the CMOS values (e. Open: Normal Short: Clear CMOS Values • Always turn off your computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before clearing the CMOS values. "BIOS Setup. Failure to do so may cause damage to the motherboard. • After clearing the CMOS values and before turning on your computer. date information and BIOS configurations) and reset the CMOS values to factory defaults.31 - Hardware Installation . 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. go to BIOS Setup to load factory defaults (select Load Optimized Defaults) or manually configure the BIOS settings (refer to Chapter 2.g." for BIOS configurations). • After system restart. be sure to remove the jumper cap from the jumper. This function requires a chassis with chassis intrusion detection design. 16) CI (Chassis Intrusion Header) This motherboard provides a chassis detection feature that detects if the chassis cover has been removed.

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To access the BIOS Setup program. If this occurs. Refer to Chapter 5. To upgrade the BIOS." • Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky. refer to Chapter 4. try to clear the CMOS values and reset the board to default values. it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. • @BIOS is a Windows-based utility that searches and downloads the latest version of BIOS from the Internet and updates the BIOS. press the <Delete> key during the POST when the power is turned on. etc.33 - BIOS Setup . Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction. saving system parameters and loading operating system. For instructions on using the Q-Flash and @BIOS utilities. When the power is turned off. To see more advanced BIOS Setup menu options. if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS. do it with caution. BIOS includes a BIOS Setup program that allows the user to modify basic system configuration settings or to activate certain system features.Chapter 2 BIOS Setup BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) records hardware parameters of the system in the CMOS on the motherboard. Inadequately altering the settings may result in system's failure to boot. the battery on the motherboard supplies the necessary power to the CMOS to keep the configuration values in the CMOS. • Q-Flash allows the user to quickly and easily upgrade or back up BIOS without entering the operating system. Its major functions include conducting the Power-On Self-Test (POST) during system startup. • BIOS will emit a beep code during the POST." for the beep codes description.) . (Refer to the "Load Optimized Defaults" section in this chapter or introductions of the battery/clearing CMOS jumper in Chapter 1 for how to clear the CMOS values. To flash the BIOS. "BIOS Update Utilities. you can press <Ctrl> + <F1> in the main menu of the BIOS Setup program. use either the GIGABYTE Q-Flash or @BIOS utility. "Troubleshooting. • It is recommended that you not alter the default settings (unless you need to) to prevent system instability or other unexpected results.

After system restart. "Xpress Recovery2. Inc. . The following screen may appear when the computer boots. refer to Chapter 4. Award Software.34 - . The system will directly boot from the device configured in Boot Menu. <End> : Q-Flash Press the <End> key to access the Q-Flash utility directly without having to enter BIOS Setup first. Motherboard Model BIOS Version Intel G31 BIOS for G31M-S2L D9a . For more information. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . .00PG." <F12> : Boot Menu Boot Menu allows you to set the first boot device without entering BIOS Setup. press <Esc>. the <F9> key can be used for subsequent access to XpressRecovery2 during the POST. <DEL>: BIOS Setup/Q-Flash <F9>: XpressRecovery2 <F12>: Boot Menu <End>: Qflash 08/21/2007-G31-ICH7-6A79OG0VC-00 Function Keys Function Keys: <DEL> : BIOS Setup/Q-Flash Press the <Delete> key to enter BIOS Setup or to access the Q-Flash utility in BIOS Setup.2-1 Startup Screen Award Modular BIOS v6. Note: The setting in Boot Menu is effective for one time only. In Boot Menu. To exit Boot Menu. An Energy Star Ally Copyright (C) 1984-2008. <F9> : Xpress Recovery2 If you have ever entered Xpress Recovery2 to back up hard drive data using the motherboard driver disk. then press <Enter> to accept. You can access Boot Menu again to change the first boot device setting as needed. . the device boot order will still be based on BIOS Setup settings. use the up arrow key < > or the down arrow key< > to select the first boot device.

press <F1> to display a help screen (General Help) of function keys available for the menu. • When the system is not stable as usual. Press <Esc> to exit the help screen. Hard Disk Type.) ESC: Quit F8: Q-Flash : Select Item F10: Save & Exit Setup Time. press <Ctrl>+<F1> to access more advanced options. . Submenu Help While in a submenu.35 BIOS Setup . the Main Menu (as shown below) appears on the screen. • If you do not find the settings you want in the Main Menu or a submenu. Date. Help for each item is in the Item Help block on the right side of the submenu.I. select the Load Optimized Defaults item to set your system to its defaults.T.2-2 The Main Menu Once you enter the BIOS Setup program. • The BIOS Setup menus described in this chapter are for reference only and may differ by BIOS version. (Sample BIOS Version: GA-G31M-S2L D9a) CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status MB Intelligent Tweaker(M. Use arrow keys to move among the items and press <Enter> to accept or enter a sub-menu.. Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving F11: Save CMOS to BIOS F12: Load CMOS from BIOS BIOS Setup Program Function Keys < >< >< <Enter> <Esc> >< > Move the selection bar to select an item Execute command or enter the submenu Main Menu: Exit the BIOS Setup program Submenus: Exit current submenu Increase the numeric value or make changes Decrease the numeric value or make changes Show descriptions of the function keys Move cursor to the Item Help block on the right (submenus only) Restore the previous BIOS settings for the current submenus Load the Fail-Safe BIOS default settings for the current submenus Load the Optimized BIOS default settings for the current submenus Access the Q-Flash utility Display system information Save all the changes and exit the BIOS Setup program Save CMOS to BIOS Load CMOS from BIOS <Page Up> <Page Down> <F1> <F2> <F5> <F6> <F7> <F8> <F9> <F10> <F11> <F12> Main Menu Help The onscreen description of a highlighted setup option is displayed on the bottom line of the Main Menu..

) Use this menu to configure the clock. or disable password. It allows you to restrict access to the system and BIOS Setup. and the type of errors that stop the system boot. MB Intelligent Tweaker(M. USB. Advanced BIOS Features Use this menu to configure the device boot order. set. An user password only allows you to view the BIOS settings but not to make changes. or disable password. First select the profile you wish to load. floppy disk drive types. such as IDE.36 - .I. integrated audio. (Pressing <Esc> can also carry out this task. PnP/PCI Configurations Use this menu to configure the system's PCI & PnP resources. and the primary display adapter. (Pressing <F10> can also carry out this task. memory. PC Health Status Use this menu to see information about autodetected system/CPU temperature. and integrated LAN.) Exit Without Saving Abandon all changes and the previous settings remain in effect. etc. frequency and voltages of your CPU. You can create up to 8 profiles (Profile 1-8) and name each profile. hard drive types. then press <Enter> to complete. First enter the profile name (to erase the default profile name. etc. Set User Password Change. etc. Set Supervisor Password Change.T. you can use this function to load the BIOS settings from a profile created before. set.The Functions of the <F11> and <F12> keys (For the Main Menu Only) F11 : Save CMOS to BIOS This function allows you to save the current BIOS settings to a profile. advanced features available on the CPU.) GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . SATA. Power Management Setup Use this menu to configure all the power-saving functions. It allows you to restrict access to the system and BIOS Setup. F12 : Load CMOS from BIOS If your system becomes unstable and you have loaded the BIOS default settings. A supervisor password allows you to make changes in BIOS Setup. minimal-performance system operations. use the SPACE key) and then press <Enter> to complete. without the hassles of reconfiguring the BIOS settings. Standard CMOS Features Use this menu to configure the system time and date. Integrated Peripherals Use this menu to configure all peripheral devices. Load Fail-Safe Defaults Fail-Safe defaults are factory settings for the most stable. Save & Exit Setup Save all the changes made in the BIOS Setup program to the CMOS and exit BIOS Setup. etc. system voltage and fan speed. Pressing <Y> to the confirmation message will exit BIOS Setup. Load Optimized Defaults Optimized defaults are factory settings for optimal-performance system operations.

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CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Date (mm:dd:yy) Time (hh:mm:ss) IDE Channel 0 Master IDE Channel 0 Slave IDE Channel 2 Master IDE Channel 2 Slave IDE Channel 3 Master IDE Channel 3 Slave Drive A Floppy 3 Mode Support Halt On Base Memory Extended Memory Total Memory : Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values Wed, Aug 22 2007 10:31:24 [None] [None] [None] [None] [None] [None] [1.44M, 3.5"] [Disabled] [All, But Keyboard] 640K 510M 512M +/-/PU/PD: Value F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F7: Optimized Defaults Item Help Menu Level

Date
Sets the system date. The date format is week (read-only), month, date and year. Select the desired field and use the up arrow or down arrow key to set the date.

Time
Sets the system time. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:0:0. Select the desired field and use the up arrow or down arrow key to set the time.

IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave
IDE HDD Auto-Detection Press <Enter> to autodetect the parameters of the IDE/SATA device on this channel. IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave Configure your IDE/SATA devices by using one of the three methods below: • Auto Lets BIOS automatically detect IDE/SATA devices during the POST. (Default) • None If no IDE/SATA devices are used, set this item to None so the system will skip the detection of the device during the POST for faster system startup. • Manual Allows you to manually enter the specifications of the hard drive when the hard drive access mode is set to CHS. Access Mode Sets the hard drive access mode. Options are: Auto (default), CHS, LBA, Large.

IDE Channel 2, 3 Master/Slave
IDE Auto-Detection Press <Enter> to autodetect the parameters of the IDE/SATA device on this channel. Extended IDE Drive Configure your IDE/SATA devices by using one of the two methods below: • Auto Lets BIOS automatically detect IDE/SATA devices during the POST. (Default) • None If no IDE/SATA devices are used, set this item to None so the system will skip the detection of the device during the POST for faster system startup. Access Mode Sets the hard drive access mode. Options are: Auto (default), Large. - 37 BIOS Setup

The following fields display your hard drive specifications. If you wish to enter the parameters manually, refer to the information on the hard drive. Capacity Approximate capacity of the currently installed hard drive. Cylinder Head Precomp Landing Zone Sector Number of cylinders. Number of heads. Write precompensation cylinder. Landing zone. Number of sectors.

Drive A
Allows you to selects the type of floppy disk drive installed in your system. If you do not install a floppy disk drive, set this item to None. Options are: None, 360K/5.25", 1.2M/5.25", 720K/3.5", 1.44M/3.5", 2.88M/3.5".

Floppy 3 Mode Support
Allows you to specify whether the installed floppy disk drive is 3-mode floppy disk drive, a Japanese standard floppy disk drive. Options are: Disabled (default), Drive A.

Halt On
Allows you to determine whether the system will stop for an error during the POST. No Errors The system boot will not stop for any error. All Errors Whenever the BIOS detects a non-fatal error the system boot will stop. All, But Keyboard The system boot will not stop for a keyboard error but stop for all other errors. (Default) All, But Diskette The system boot will not stop for a floppy disk drive error but stop for all other errors. All, But Disk/Key The system boot will not stop for a keyboard or a floppy disk drive error but it will stop for all other errors.

Memory
These fields are read-only and are determined by the BIOS POST. Base Memory Also called conventional memory. Typically, 640 KB will be reserved for the MS-DOS operating system. Extended Memory The amount of extended memory. Total Memory The total amount of memory installed on the system.

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CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Advanced BIOS Features Hard Disk Boot Priority First Boot Device Second Boot Device Third Boot Device Password Check HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability CPU Multi-Threading (Note) Limit CPUID Max. to 3 (Note) No-Execute Memory Protect (Note) CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) (Note) CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) (Note) CPU EIST Function (Note) Virtualization Technology (Note) Init Display First Onboard VGA On-Chip Frame Buffer Size [Press Enter] [Floppy] [Hard Disk] [CDROM] [Setup] [Disabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [PCI] [Enable If No Ext PEG] [8MB+1~2MB for GTT] Item Help Menu Level

: Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values

+/-/PU/PD: Value F6: Fail-Safe Defaults

F10: Save

ESC: Exit F1: General Help F7: Optimized Defaults

Hard Disk Boot Priority
Specifies the sequence of loading the operating system from the installed hard drives. Use the up or down arrow key to select a hard drive, then press the plus key <+> (or <PageUp>) or the minus key <-> (or <PageDown>) to move it up or down on the list. Press <Esc> to exit this menu when finished.

First/Second/Third Boot Device
Specifies the boot order from the available devices. Use the up or down arrow key to select a device and press <Enter> to accept. Options are: Floppy, LS120, Hard Disk, CDROM, ZIP, USB-FDD, USB-ZIP, USB-CDROM, USB-HDD, LAN, Disabled.

Password Check
Specifies whether a password is required every time the system boots, or only when you enter BIOS Setup. After configuring this item, set the password(s) under the Set Supervisor/User Password item in the BIOS Main Menu. Setup A password is only required for entering the BIOS Setup program. (Default) System A password is required for booting the system and for entering the BIOS Setup program.

HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability
Enables or disables the S.M.A.R.T. (Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology) capability of your hard drive. This feature allows your system to report read/write errors of the hard drive and to issue warnings when a third party hardware monitor utility is installed. (Default: Disabled)

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CPU Multi-Threading (Note)
Allows you to determine whether to enable all CPU cores and multi-threading function when using an Intel ® CPU that supports multi-core technology. This feature only works for operating systems that support multi-processor mode. Enabled Enables all CPU cores and multi-threading capability. (Default) Disabled Enables only one CPU core.

Limit CPUID Max. to 3 (Note)
Allows you to determine whether to limit CPUID maximum value. Set this item to Disabled for Windows XP operating system; set this item to Enabled for legacy operating system such as Windows NT4.0. (Default: Disabled)

No-Execute Memory Protect (Note)
Enables or disables Intel ® Execute Disable Bit function. This function may enhance protection for the computer, reducing exposure to viruses and malicious buffer overflow attacks when working with its supporting software and system. (Default: Enabled)

CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) (Note)
Enables or disables Intel ® CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) function, a CPU power-saving function in system halt state. When enabled, the CPU core frequency and voltage will be reduced during system halt state to decrease power consumption. (Default: Enabled)

CPU Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) (Note)
Enables or disables Intel ® CPU Thermal Monitor (TM2) function, a CPU overheating protection function. When enabled, the CPU core frequency and voltage will be reduced when the CPU is overheated. (Default: Enabled)

CPU EIST Function (Note)
Enables or disables Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST). Depending on CPU loading, Intel ® EIST technology can dynamically and effectively lower the CPU voltage and core frequency to decrease average power consumption and heat production. (Default: Enabled)

Virtualization Technology (Note)
Enables or disables Intel® Virtualization Technology. Virtualization enhanced by Intel ® Virtualization Technology will allow a platform to run multiple operating systems and applications in independent partitions. With virtualization, one computer system can function as multiple virtual systems. (Default: Enabled)

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Init Display First Specifies the first initiation of the monitor display from the installed PCI graphics card. (Default) Always Enable Always activates the onboard VGA. On-Chip Frame Buffer Size Frame buffer size is the total amount of system memory allocated solely for the onboard graphics controller. Enable If No Ext PEG Activates the onboard VGA only if no PCI Express VGA card is installed. (Default) Onboard Sets the onboard VGA as the first display. for example. PCI Sets the PCI graphics card as the first display. will use only this memory for display. MS-DOS.41 - BIOS Setup . 1MB+1~2MB for GTT. If you wish to set up a dual view configuration. Onboard VGA Enables or disables the onboard VGA function. PEG Sets PCI Express graphics card as the first display. Options are: 8MB+1~2MB for GTT (default). set this item to Always Enable. whether or not a PCI Express card is installed. . PCI Express graphics card or the onboard VGA.

Combined allows a maximum of 4 ATA devices to be used simultaneously: two PATA devices plus two SATA devices. Ch.42 - . you can manually re-configure it to Enhanced mode as needed. 1 Master/Slave.0 Master/Slave Sets the IDE channels to Ch. 0 Master/Slave. Enhanced Sets all SATA devices to operate in SATA mode.2-5 Integrated Peripherals CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Integrated Peripherals [Enabled] [Auto] Ch. SATA Port 0/2 Set to This value is dependent on the On-Chip SATA Mode and PATA IDE Set to settings. Disabled Disables the integrated IDE controller when Non-Combined is selected. 0 Master/Slave. If your onboard SATA controller is automatically configured to Combined mode. 1 Master/Slave.1 Master/Slave Sets the IDE channels to Ch. Only for GA-G31M-S2L. Disabled Disables the integrated SATA controller. this option will be automatically set to Ch.0 Master/Slave Ch. (Default) Ch.2 Master/Slave Ch. (Default: Enabled) On-Chip SATA Mode Configures the integrated SATA controller.3 Master/Slave [Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto] [Enabled] [Press Enter] [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [378/IRQ7] [SPP] Item Help Menu Level On-Chip Primary PCI IDE On-Chip SATA Mode x PATA IDE Set to SATA Port 0/2 Set to SATA Port 1/3 Set to USB Controller USB 2. (Default) Combined Sets all SATA devices to operate in PATA mode. Non-Combined Sets all SATA devices to operate in PATA mode and disables the integrated IDE controller. PATA IDE Set to This item is configurable only if the On-Chip SATA Mode is set to Combined.0 Controller USB Keyboard Support USB Mouse Support Legacy USB storage detect Azalia Codec Onboard H/W LAN SMART LAN1 Onboard LAN Boot ROM Onboard Serial Port 1 Onboard Parallel Port Parallel Port Mode : Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values +/-/PU/PD: Value F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F7: Optimized Defaults On-Chip Primary PCI IDE Enables or disables the first integrated IDE controller. Auto Lets BIOS set SATA devices to Combined or Enhanced mode. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . When PATA IDE Set to is configured to Ch.

(Default: Disabled) Legacy USB storage detect Determines whether to detect USB storage devices. 1 Master/Slave.. (Default: Enabled) Azalia Codec Enables or disables the onboard audio function. (Default: Auto) If you wish to install a 3rd party add-in audio card instead of using the onboard audio.0 controller. (Default: Enabled) If you wish to install a 3rd party add-in network card instead of using the onboard LAN. this option will be automatically set to Ch. SMART LAN (LAN Cable Diagnostic Function) CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software SMART LAN Start detecting at Port. (Default: Enabled) USB Keyboard Support Allows USB keyboard to be used in MS-DOS.0 Controller Enables or disables the integrated USB 2. USB Controller Enables or disables the integrated USB controller... Pair1-2 Status = Open Pair3-6 Status = Open Pair4-5 Status = Open Pair7-8 Status = Open / / / / Length Length Length Length = = = = 0m 0m 0m 0m Item Help Menu Level : Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values +/-/PU/PD: Value F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F7: Optimized Defaults This motherboard incorporates cable diagnostic feature designed to detect the status of the attached LAN cable. USB 2.43 BIOS Setup . When PATA IDE Set to is configured to Ch. (Default: Enabled) Disabled will turn off all of the USB functionalities below. (Default: Disabled) USB Mouse Support Allows USB mouse to be used in MS-DOS. Refer to the following information for diagnosing your LAN cable: Only for GA-G31M-S2L. Onboard H/W LAN Enables or disables the onboard LAN function. set this item to Disabled. set this item to Disabled.SATA Port 1/3 Set to This value is dependent on the On-Chip SATA Mode and PATA IDE Set to settings. This feature will detect cabling issue and report the approximate distance to the fault or short.. . 0 Master/Slave. including USB flash drives and USB hard drives during the POST.

Options are: SPP (Standard Parallel Port)(default).44 - ... Onboard Parallel Port Enables or disables the onboard parallel port (LPT) and specifies its base I/O address and corresponding interrupt.... 2E8/IRQ3. it will operate at a normal speed of 10/100/1000Mbps in Windows mode or when the LAN Boot ROM is activated. 3F8/IRQ4 (default).. When a Cable Problem Occurs. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . 3E8/IRQ4. Disabled. Options are: 378/IRQ7 (default). the following message will appear: Start detecting at Port. the Status field will show Short and thenlength shown will be the approximate distance to the fault or short. Note: The Gigabit hub will only operate at a speed of 10/100Mbps in MS-DOS mode. Disabled. so their Status fields will show Open. If a cable problem occurs on a specified pair of wires. 2F8/IRQ3. and the length shown is the approximate length of the attached LAN cable.When LAN Cable Is Functioning Normally. Onboard LAN Boot ROM Allows you to decide whether to activate the boot ROM integrated with the onboard LAN chip. Example: Pair1-2 Status = Short / Length = 2m Explanation: A fault or short might occur at about 2m on Pair 1-2. ECP (Extended Capabilities Port).. Note: Pair 4-5 and Pair 7-8 are not used in a 10/100 Mbps environment. Options are: Auto. 3BC/IRQ7. If no cable problem is detected on the LAN cable connected to a Gigabit hub or a 10/100 Mbps hub. 278/IRQ5. (Default: Disabled) Onboard Serial Port 1 Enables or disables the first serial port and specifies its base I/O address and corresponding interrupt.. EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port). ECP+EPP. Link Detected --> 100Mbps Link Detected Displays transmission speed Cable Length Displays the approximate length of the attached LAN cable. Parallel Port Mode Selects an operating mode for the onboard parallel (LPT) port.

In S3 sleep state. the system appears suspended and stays in a low power mode. (Default) Delay 4 Sec. (Default: Enabled) (Note) Supported on Windows® Vista ® operating system only. (Default: Enabled) Power On by Ring Allows the system to be awakened from an ACPI sleep state by a wake-up signal from a modem that supports wake-up function. The system can be resumed at any time. PME Event Wake Up Allows the system to be awakened from an ACPI sleep state by a wake-up signal from a PCI or PCIe device.2-6 Power Management Setup CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Power Management Setup [S3(STR)] [Instant-Off] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] Everyday 0:0:0 [Enabled] [32-bit mode] [Disabled] [Disabled] Enter [Soft-Off] Item Help Menu Level ACPI Suspend Type Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN PME Event Wake Up Power On by Ring Resume by Alarm x Date (of Month) Alarm x Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm HPET Support (Note) HPET Mode (Note) Power On By Mouse Power On By Keyboard x KB Power ON Password AC Back Function : Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values +/-/PU/PD: Value F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F7: Optimized Defaults ACPI Suspend Type Specifies the ACPI sleep state when the system enters suspend. If the power button is pressed for less than 4 seconds. Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN Configures the way to turn off the computer in MS-DOS mode using the power button. the system resumes to its working state exactly where it was left off. . In S1 sleep state. the system will enter suspend mode. Instant-Off Press the power button and then the system will be turned off instantly. the system appears to be off and consumes less power than in the S1 state. S1(POS) Enables the system to enter the ACPI S1 (Power on Suspend) sleep state. When signaled by a wake-up device or event. S3(STR) Enables the system to enter the ACPI S3 (Suspend to RAM) sleep state (default). Note: To use this function. Press and hold the power button for 4 seconds to turn off the system.45 BIOS Setup . you need an ATX power supply providing at least 1A on the 5VSB lead.

Disabled Disables this function. Note: To cancel the password.Resume by Alarm Determines whether to power on the system at a desired time. KB Power ON Password Set the password when Power On by Keyboard is set to Password. Press <Enter> on this item and set a password with up to 5 characters and then press <Enter> to accept. (Default) Double Click Double click on left button on the PS/2 mouse to turn on the system. press <Enter> again without entering the password to clear the password settings.46 - GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . Note: To use this function. When prompted for the password. enter the password and press <Enter>. Note: you need an ATX power supply providing at least 1A on the 5VSB lead. Note: When using this function. (Note) Supported on Windows® Vista ® operating system only. Power On By Keyboard Allows the system to be turned on by a PS/2 keyboard wake-up event. (Default) Password Set a password with 1~5 characters to turn on the system. select 64-bit mode when you install 64-bit Windows ® Vista ® . (Default: 32-bit mode) Power On By Mouse Allows the system to be turned on by a PS/2 mouse wake-up event. press <Enter> on this item. you need an ATX power supply providing at least 1A on the 5VSB lead. Keyboard 98 Press POWER button on the Windows 98 keyboard to turn on the system. Select 32-bit mode when you install 32-bit Windows ® Vista ® . AC Back Function Determines the state of the system after the return of power from an AC power loss. (Default ) Full-On The system is turned on upon the return of the AC power. (Default: Disabled) If enabled. HPET Support (Note) Enables or disables High Precision Event Timer (HPET) for Windows ® Vista ® operating system. Disabled Disables this function. . To turn on the system. Memory The system returns to its last known awake state upon the return of the AC power. (Default: Enabled) HPET Mode (Note) Allows you to select the HPET mode for your Windows ® Vista ® operating system. set the date and time as following: Date (of Month) Alarm : Turn on the system at a specific time on each day or on a specific day in a month. Soft-Off The system stays off upon the return of the AC power. avoid inadequate shutdown from the operating system or removal of the AC power. Time (hh: mm: ss) Alarm : Set the time at which the system will be powered on automatically. or the settings may not be effective.

15 BIOS auto-assigns IRQ to the first PCI slot.7.14.15 .12.9.11. (Default) Assigns IRQ 3.2-7 PnP/PCI Configurations CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software PnP/PCI Configurations PCI1 IRQ Assignment PCI2 IRQ Assignment [Auto] [Auto] Item Help Menu Level : Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values +/-/PU/PD: Value F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F7: Optimized Defaults PCI1 IRQ Assignment Auto 3.12.9.5.10.4.10.5.12.11.11.4.10.11.5. BIOS auto-assigns IRQ to the second PCI slot.9.5.10.4.7.14.14.15 to the first PCI slot.4.7.47 - BIOS Setup .14.15 to the second PCI slot.7. PCI2 IRQ Assignment Auto 3.12. (Default) Assigns IRQ 3.9.

48 - . CPU/SYSTEM FAN Fail Warning Allows the system to emit warning sound if the CPU/system fan is not connected or fails. 80 o C/ 176 o F. 60 o C/140 o F. and then restart your system. Enabled clears the record of previous chassis intrusion status and the Case Opened field will show "No" at next boot. You can adjust the fan speed with EasyTune based on system requirements. Options are: Disabled (default). When CPU temperature exceeds the threshold. set Reset Case Open Status to Enabled. BIOS will emit warning sound. CPU Warning Temperature Sets the warning threshold for CPU temperature. Current Voltage(V) Vcore/DDR18V/+3.3V/+12V Displays the current system voltages. this field will show "Yes". Check the fan condition or fan connection when this occurs.424V 12. save the settings to CMOS. Current CPU Temperature Displays current CPU temperature. (Default: Disabled) CPU Smart FAN Control Enables or disables the CPU fan speed control function.2-8 PC Health Status CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software PC Health Status Reset Case Open Status Case Opened Vcore DDR18V +3. To clear the chassis intrusion status record.268V 1.840V 3. Enabled allows the CPU fan to run at different speed according to the CPU temperature. Current CPU/SYSTEM FAN Speed (RPM) Displays current CPU/system fan speed. If the system chassis cover is removed. otherwise it will show "No". 70 oC/158 oF. (Default: Enabled) GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . (Default: Disabled) Case Opened Displays the detection status of the chassis intrusion detection device attached to the motherboard CI header. If disabled. 90 o C/194 o F. CPU fan runs at full speed.3V +12V Current CPU Temperature Current CPU FAN Speed Current SYSTEM FAN Speed CPU Warning Temperature CPU FAN Fail Warning SYSTEM FAN Fail Warning CPU Smart FAN Control [Disabled] No 1.239V 47 oC 3375 RPM 0 RPM [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Enabled] Item Help Menu Level : Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values +/-/PU/PD: Value F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F7: Optimized Defaults Reset Case Open Status Keeps or clears the record of previous chassis intrusion status.

please wait for 20 seconds to allow for automated system reboot. CPU Host Clock Control Enables or disables the control of CPU host clock. clear the CMOS values and reset the board to default values.) [Auto] [25X] [Disabled] 133 [Auto] [Standard] [Auto] 533 [Option 1] ******** [Manual] [Normal] [Normal] [Normal] 1. If this occurs.G. mode based on system configurations.38750V Item Help Menu Level Robust Graphics Booster CPU Clock Ratio (Note) CPU Host Clock Control x CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) Performance Enhance System Memory Multiplier (SPD) Memory Frequency (Mhz) 533 High Speed DRAM DLL Settings ******** System Voltage Optimized System Voltage Control DDR2 OverVoltage Control FSB OverVoltage Control CPU Voltage Control Normal CPU Vcore : Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values +/-/PU/PD: Value F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F7: Optimized Defaults • Incorrectly doing overclock/overvoltage may result in damage to CPU.) helps to enhance the performance of the graphics chip and memory. Enabled will allow the CPU Host Frequency item below to be configurable. .B. CPU Clock Ratio (Note) Allows you to alter the clock ratio for the installed CPU.I. The item is present only if a CPU with unlocked clock ratio is installed. Options are: Auto (default). Auto allows the BIOS to automatically set the R.2-9 MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.) CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M. Fast.B.49 BIOS Setup .) • When the System Voltage Optimized item blinks in red. or clear the CMOS values to reset the board to default values.T. Robust Graphics Booster Robust Graphics Booster (R.G. This page is for advanced users only and we recommend you not to alter the default settings to prevent system instability or other unexpected results. Note: If your system fails to boot after overclocking.I.T. or memory and reduce the useful life of these components. chipset. (Default: Disabled) (Note) This item appears only if you install a CPU that supports this feature. (Inadequately altering the settings may result in system's failure to boot. Turbo. it is recommended that you set the System Voltage Control item to Auto to optimize the system voltage settings.

select Option 1 or Option 2 to help make your system more stable. System Memory Multiplier (SPD) Allows you to set the system memory multiplier.50 - .1V increment. Manual allows all voltage control items below to be configurable. Option 1 Memory Timing Configuration 1.4V at 0. Options are dependent on CPU FSB. (Default: Auto) Performance Enhance Allows the system to operate at three different performance levels. (Default: Manual) DDR2 OverVoltage Control Allows you to set memory voltage. For an 800 MHz FSB CPU. set this item to 200 MHz. Auto sets the PCIe clock frequency to standard 100 MHz. Important It is highly recommended that the CPU frequency be set in accordance with the CPU specifications. Normal Supplies the memory voltage as required. Standard Lets the system operate at its basic performance level. Note: Increasing memory voltage may result in damage to the memory. Auto sets memory multiplier according to memory SPD data. (Default) Option 2 Memory Timing Configuration 2. (Default) +0. The adjustable range is from 90 MHz to 150 MHz. For a 1333 MHz FSB CPU. PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) Allows you to manually set the PCIe clock frequency. For a 1066 MHz FSB CPU. (Default) Turbo Lets the system operate at its good performance level. System Voltage Control Determines whether to manually set the system voltages. High Speed DRAM DLL Settings Provides two different memory timing configurations. The adjustable range is from 100 MHz to 700 MHz. Extreme Lets the system operate at its best performance level. This item is configurable only if the CPU Host Clock Control option is enabled. Auto lets BIOS automatically set the system voltages as required. set this item to 333 MHz. set this item to 266 MHz.1V ~ +0. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard .1V to 0. If your system becomes unstable after you overclock the DDR2 memory. (Default: Auto) Memory Frequency (Mhz) The first memory frequency value is the normal operating frequency of the memory being used. the second is the memory frequency that is automatically adjusted according to the CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) and System Memory Multiplier settings.4V Increases memory voltage by 0.CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) Allows you to manually set the CPU host frequency.

The adjustable range is dependent on the CPU being installed.FSB OverVoltage Control Allows you to set the Front Side Bus voltage. (Default) +0.3V Increases FSB voltage by 0. Normal Supplies the FSB voltage as required. (Default: Normal) Note: Increasing CPU voltage may result in damage to your CPU or reduce the useful life of the CPU. . CPU Voltage Control Allows you to set the CPU voltage.1V to 0.1V increment.51 - BIOS Setup . Normal sets the CPU voltage as required. Normal CPU Vcore Displays the normal operating voltage of your CPU.3V at 0.1V ~ +0.

which are the safest and most stable BIOS settings for the motherboard.52 - .2-10 Load Fail-Safe Defaults CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status MB Intelligent Tweaker(M. In case system instability occurs.T. Always load the Optimized defaults after updating the BIOS or after clearing the CMOS values. 2-11 Load Optimized Defaults CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . The BIOS defaults settings helps the system to operate in optimum state. you may try to load Fail-Safe defaults.) ESC: Quit F8: Q-Flash : Select Item F10: Save & Exit Setup Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Load Fail-Safe DefaultsSave & Exit Setup (Y/N)? N Exit Without Saving F11: Save CMOS to BIOS F12: Load CMOS from BIOS Press <Enter> on this item and then press the <Y> key to load the safest BIOS default settings.I.T.) ESC: Quit F8: Q-Flash : Select Item F10: Save & Exit Setup Load Optimized Defaults F11: Save CMOS to BIOS F12: Load CMOS from BIOS Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)? N Setup Save & Exit Exit Without Saving Press <Enter> on this item and then press the <Y> key to load the optimal BIOS default settings.

you must enter the supervisor password for entering BIOS Setup and making BIOS changes. You will be requested to confirm the password. you must enter the supervisor password (or user password) at system startup and when entering BIOS Setup. User Password When the Password Check item is set to System. press <Enter> again. The message "PASSWORD DISABLED" will appear. To clear the password. When the Password Check item is set to System. you must enter the supervisor password (or user password) at system startup to continue system boot.I.) ESC: Quit F8: Q-Flash : Select Item 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 F11: Save CMOS to BIOS F12: Load CMOS from BIOS Press <Enter> on this item and type the password with up to 8 characters and then press <Enter>. indicating the password has been cancelled. you must enter the supervisor password if you wish to make changes to BIOS settings. . press <Enter> on the password item and when requested for the password. The user password only allows you to view the BIOS settings but not to make changes.53 - BIOS Setup .T.2-12 Set Supervisor/User Password CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations Enter Password: PC Health Status MB Intelligent Tweaker(M. Type the password again and press <Enter>. In BIOS Setup. The BIOS Setup program allows you to specify two separate passwords: Supervisor Password When a system password is set and the Password Check item in Advanced BIOS Features is set to Setup.

) ESC: Quit F8: Q-Flash : Select Item F10: Save & Exit Setup Abandon all Data F11: Save CMOS to BIOS F12: Load CMOS from BIOS Press <Enter> on this item and press the <Y> key. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . This saves the changes to the CMOS and exits the BIOS Setup program.T. This exits the BIOS Setup without saving the changes made in BIOS Setup to the CMOS. 2-14 Exit Without Saving Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Quit Without Saving (Y/N)? N Password Set User Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.) ESC: Quit F8: Q-Flash : Select Item F11: Save CMOS to BIOS F12: Load CMOS from BIOS F10: Save & Exit Setup Save Data to CMOS Press <Enter> on this item and press the <Y> key. Press <N> or <Esc> to return to the BIOS Setup Main Menu.I.54 - .I. Press <N> or <Esc> to return to the BIOS Setup Main Menu.T.2-13 Save & Exit Setup CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Save to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)? Y Password Set User Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving PC Health Status MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.

• Please ignore the popup dialog box(es) (e. (The system will then autodetect and install the USB 2.Chapter 3 Drivers Installation • Before installing the drivers. You can install other applications included in the motherboard driver disk. Or you can press Xpress Install to install all the driver items. • Some device drivers will restart your system automatically during the driver installation.g. if a question mark still exists in Universal Serial Bus Controller in Device Manager.0 driver. After the system restart. please install the Windows XP Service Pack 1 or later. "Xpress Install" will continue to install other drivers.) • After installing the operating system.) 3-1 Installing Chipset Drivers After inserting the driver disk. Please select the item that you wish to install and press the Install button following the item. (The following instructions use Windows XP as the example operating system.0 driver support under the Windows XP operating system. follow the onscreen instructions to restart your system.exe program. please remove the question mark (by right-clicking your mouse and select Uninstall) and restart the system.) . Failure to do so may affect the driver installation. the Found New Hardware Wizard) displayed when "Xpress Install" is installing the drivers. "Xpress Install" will automatically scan the system and then list all the drivers that are recommended to install. (If the driver Autorun screen does not appear automatically. After installing the SP1 (or later). double-click the optical drive and execute the Run. • For USB 2. The driver Autorun screen is automatically displayed which looks like that shown in the screen shot below.55 Drivers Installation . go to My Computer. • After the drivers are installed. insert the motherboard driver disk into your optional drive. first install the operating system.

3-2 Software Applications This page displays all the tools and applications that GIGABYTE develops and some free software. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . 3-3 Driver CD Information This page provides information about the drivers.56 - . applications and tools in this driver disk. You may press the Install button following an item to install it.

.57 - Drivers Installation . 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.3-4 Hardware Information This page provides information about the hardware devices on this motherboard.

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• It is recommended to back up your system soon after the operating system and drivers are installed. For example. when hard drives are attached to the first IDE and the first SATA connectors. and FAT16 file systems. System Requirements: • • • • Intel platform At least 64 MB of system memory VESA compatible graphics card Windows ® XP with SP1 or later • Xpress Recovery and Xpress Recovery2 are different utilities. When hard drives are attached to the first and second SATA connectors. depending on the amount of data). the second PATA IDE connector. • It takes longer to back up a hard drive than to restore it. Xpress Recovery2 can only back up/restore the first physical hard drive that has the operating system installed. • USB hard drives are not supported. make sure to leave enough unallocated space in advanced (10 GB or more is recommended. the first SATA connector. • As Xpress Recovery2 will save the backup file at the end of the hard drive. the second SATA connector and so forth. For example. Supporting NTFS. . actual size requirements vary. • Hard drives in RAID/AHCI mode are not supported. Before You Begin: • Xpress Recovery2 will check the first physical hard drive* for the operating system. the hard drive on the first IDE connector is the first physical drive.59 Unique Features . FAT32. a backup file created with Xpress Recovery cannot be restored using Xpress Recovery2. "*" Xpress Recovery2 checks the first physical hard drive in the following sequence: The first PATA IDE connector. Xpress Recovery2 can back up data on PATA and SATA hard drives and restore it.Chapter 4 Unique Features 4-1 Xpress Recovery2 Xpress Recovery2 is a utility that allows you to quickly compress and back up your system data and perform restoration of it. the hard drive on the first SATA connector is the first physical drive. • The amount of data and hard drive access speed may affect the speed at which the data is backed up/restored.

Installation and Configuration (The following procedure uses Windows XP as the example operating system. actual size requirements vary. Set CD-ROM drive as the first boot device under "Advanced BIOS Features" in the BIOS Setup program. Save the changes and exit. Figure 1 3. When partitioning your hard drive (Figure 1).60 - . Installing Windows XP and Partitioning the Hard Drive 1. NTFS) and begin the installation of the operating system (Figure 3). 2.) A. Figure 3 GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . Figure 2 Select a file system (for example. depending on the amount of data) (Figure 2). make sure to leave unallocated space for Xpress Recovery2 (10 GB or more is recommended.

if Disk Management shows the hard drive only contains the System partition without any unallocated space. This will reserve unallocated space for Xpress Recovery2 to use. Figure 5 If your hard drive is not properly partitioned before you install the operating system. Figure 4 5. Go to Computer Management to check disk allocation. However. Figure 6 In the New Partition Wizard. Figure 7 .4. After the operating system is installed. If this occurs.61 - Unique Features . you MUST select Primary partition. right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop and select Manage (Figure 4). you may create new partitions using free space on your hard drive (Figure 6. Xpress Recovery2 cannot save the backup file. you will not be able to create new partitions or use Xpress Recovery2. reinstall the operating system and re-partition your hard drive. Please note that if there is no enough unallocated space. Xpress Recovery2 will save the backup file to the unallocated space (black stripe along the top)(Figure 5). 7).

Intel G31 BIOS for G31M-S2L D9a . Xpress Recovery2 will stay permanent in your hard drive. 2. Figure 12 GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . .. When the Windows operating system is detected. go to Disk Management to check disk allocation. After you use the backup function in Xpress Recovery2 for the first time. . An Energy Star Ally Copyright (C) 1984-2008. Figure 8 2. Xpress Recovery2 will begin the backup process (Figure 11). Figure 11 Xpress Recovery2 will automatically create a new partition to store the backup image file..00PG. Figure 10 3. simply press <F9> during the POST (Figure 9). Award Software.. Boot from the motherboard driver disk to access Xpress Recovery2 for the first time. <DEL>: BIOS Setup/Q-Flash <F9>: XpressRecovery2 <F12>: Boot Menu <End>: Qflash 08/21/2007-G31-ICH7-6A79OG0VC-00 Figure 9 C. Accessing Xpress Recovery2 1. Boot from CD/DVD: Press any key to startup XpressRecovery2.B.62 - . . When you see the following message: Press any key to startup Xpress Recovery2 (Figure 8). Using the Backup Function in Xpress Recovery2 1. Award Modular BIOS v6. If you wish to enter Xpress Recovery2 later. Inc.. press any key to enter Xpress Recovery2. . When finished. Select BACKUP to start backing up your hard drive data (Figure 10). Xpress Recovery2 will then begin to search the first physical hard drive as the target drive and detect whether this hard drive contains the Windows operating system. .

The RESTORE option will not be present if no backup is created before (Figure 13. If you wish to remove the backup file. Removing the Backup 1. 2. no backup image file will be present in Disk Management and hard drive space will be freed up (Figure 16). Figure 13 Figure 14 E. After the backup file is removed. select REMOVE (Figure 15).63 - Unique Features . Figure 15 Figure 16 F. Using the Restore Function in Xpress Recovery2 Select RESTORE to restore the backup to your hard drive in case the system breaks down. Figure 17 . 14). Exiting Xpress Recovery2 Select REBOOT to exit Xpress Recovery2.D.

f1) to your floppy disk. . Restart the system. Before You Begin: 1. What is Q-FlashTM ? With Q-Flash you can update the system BIOS without having to enter operating systems like MS-DOS or Window first. 2.g. 3. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . press the <End> key to enter Q-Flash. Note: The USB flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 file system. download the latest compressed BIOS update file that matches your motherboard model. Extract the file and save the new BIOS file (e. g31ms2l. Award Software. the Q-Flash tool frees you from the hassles of going through complicated BIOS flashing process. use the <End> key during the POST to access Q-Flash. Embedded in the BIOS. What is @BIOS TM? @BIOS allows you to update the system BIOS while in the Windows environment. USB flash drive. Intel G31 BIOS for G31M-S2L D9a . or hard drive. . An Energy Star Ally Copyright (C) 1984-2008. 4-2-1 Updating the BIOS with the Q-Flash Utility A. GIGABYTE Q-Flash and @BIOS are easy-to-use and allow you to update the BIOS without the need to enter MSDOS mode. if the BIOS update file is saved to a hard drive in RAID/AHCI mode or a hard drive attached to an independent IDE/SATA controller. From GIGABYTE's website.4-2 BIOS Update Utilities GIGABYTE motherboards provide two unique BIOS update tools. Award Modular BIOS v6. please do it with caution. @BIOS will download the latest BIOS file from the nearest @BIOS server site and update the BIOS. However. . During the POST. <DEL>: BIOS Setup/Q-Flash <F9>: XpressRecovery2 <F12>: Boot Menu <End>: Qflash 08/21/2007-G31-ICH7-6A79OG0VC-00 Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky. Inc. Q-Flash TM and @BIOS TM. Note: You can access Q-Flash by either pressing the <End> key during the POST or pressing the <F8> key in BIOS Setup.64 - . Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction.00PG.

Q-Flash Utility v2.Pass !! Save BIOS to Drive Please press any key to continue :Move ESC:Reset 512K Enter : Run F10:Power Off . The follow procedure assumes that you save the BIOS file to a floppy disk....MXIC 25L4005 512K Enter : Run A Floppy HDD 0-0 Keep DMI Data Enable Update BIOS from Drive Save BIOSfound 0 file(s) to Drive :Move ESC:Reset <Drive> F10:Power Off <Drive> Total size : 0 Free size : 0 3...B....... press any key to return to the main menu..... use the up or down arrow key to select Update BIOS from Drive and press <Enter>. Step 1: 1. Updating the BIOS When updating the BIOS. • Do not turn off or restart the system when the system is reading/updating the BIOS... Make sure the BIOS update file matches your motherboard model...02 Flash Type/Size... press <Enter> to begin the BIOS update. use the <End> key during the POST to access Q-Flash. In the main menu of QFlash. USB flash drive.65 - Unique Features . • Do not remove the floppy disk... Q-Flash Utility v2.... • The Save Main BIOS to Drive option allows you to save the current BIOS file. The monitor will display the update process... • Q-Flash only supports USB flash drive or hard drives using FAT32/16/12 file system. Step 2: The process of the system reading the BIOS file from the floppy disk is displayed on the screen.02 Flash Type/Size.. Step 3: When the update process is complete...... or hard drive when the system is updating the BIOS. Select Floppy A and press <Enter>....... Insert the floppy disk containing the BIOS file into the floppy disk drive...... When the message "Are you sure to update BIOS?" appears.. Select the BIOS update file and press <Enter>........MXIC 25L4005 Keep DMI Data Enable Update completed Drive !! Copy BIOSBIOS from . • If the BIOS update file is saved to a hard drive in RAID/AHCI mode or a hard drive attached to an independent IDE/SATA controller. 2. choose the location where the BIOS file is saved............

Step 4: Press <Esc> and then <Enter> to exit Q-Flash and reboot the system. press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard .66 - . CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status MB Intelligent Tweaker(M. System will re-detect all peripherals devices after a BIOS update. Select Load Optimized Defaults and press <Enter> to load BIOS defaults. you should see the new BIOS version is present on the POST screen.I.T. Step 5: During the POST.) ESC: Quit F8: Q-Flash : Select Item F10: Save & Exit Setup Load Optimized Defaults Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)? Y Setup Save & Exit Exit Without Saving F11: Save CMOS to BIOS F12: Load CMOS from BIOS 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. As the system boots. The procedure is complete after the system restarts. so we recommend that you reload BIOS defaults.

Before You Begin: 1. 4. GIGABYTE product warranty does not cover any BIOS damage or system failure resulting from an inadequate BIOS flashing. Select this option Click Update New BIOS Step 2: Select the @BIOS server site closest to your location and click OK. close all applications and TSR (Terminate and Stay Resident) programs. avoid a power loss or switching off the Internet).67 - Unique Features . Click Start>Programs>GIGABYTE> @BIOS>@BIOS Select @BIOS and click Install. In Windows. Options and Instructions: 1. 2. Failure to do so may result in a corrupted BIOS or a system that is unable to start. • Accessing the @BIOS utility. Save Current BIOS allows you to save the current BIOS file. Step 1: Select the Find BIOS From Gigabyte check box and click Update New BIOS. Do not use the G. 3.4-2-2 Updating the BIOS with the @BIOS Utility A. ensure the Internet connection is stable and do NOT interrupt the Internet connection (for example. Update the BIOS Using the Internet Update Function 2. B.O. • Installing the @BIOS utility. During the BIOS update process.M. This helps prevent unexpected failures when performing a BIOS update. (GIGABYTE Online Management) function when using @BIOS. C. . Save the Current BIOS File In the main dialog box of @BIOS. Installing and Using @BIOS: Use the motherboard driver disk included with the motherboard to install @BIOS.

*) in the Files of type list. Select Load Optimized Defaults and press <Enter> to load BIOS defaults. press <Delete> to enter the BIOS Setup program. Step 3: Press OK to begin the BIOS update process. restart your system. press <Delete> to enter the BIOS Setup program. Step 4: As the system reboots. • If more than one model is present when doing Step 3 above. Select Load Optimized Defaults and press <Enter> to load BIOS defaults. Step 4: As the system boots. restart your system. g31ms2l. Upon completion. Updating the BIOS with an incorrect BIOS file could result in an unbootable system. • If the BIOS update file for your motherboard is not present on the @BIOS server site.f1) obtained from the Internet or through other source. please manually download the BIOS update file from GIGABYTE's website and follow the instructions in "Update the BIOS without Using the Internet Update Function" below.68 - . 3. then click OK. recomfirm your motherboard model. Select the location where you save the BIOS update file (e. Upon completion. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard .Step 3: First make sure the model name on the screen is correct. Step 2: In the Open dialog box.g. Update the BIOS without Using the Internet Update Function Click Update New BIOS Step 1: Click Update New BIOS. Make sure the extracted BIOS file matches your motherboard model. select All Files (*. Updating the BIOS with an incorrect BIOS file could result in an unbootable system.

8.B. Button/Display OVERCLOCKING C.B.I. 7. or memory and reduce the useful life of these components. 10.I. 3.I. ./M.A.A. smart fan control. Advanced Mode. and M.B. and hardware monitoring and warning.A. an easy-to-use and convenient system overclocking and management tool. eliminating the need to enter the BIOS Setup program./M. lets you do overclock and overvoltage in Windows environment. and Graphics Mode Displays the CPU frequency Shows the supported function(s) Go to GIGABYTE website to update EasyTune 5 Pro Opens EasyTune 5 Pro help file Quits or minimizes the EasyTune 5 Pro interface Performance Enhancement Incorrectly doing overclock/overvoltage may result in damage to CPU. (Note 1) Available functions in EasyTune 5 Pro may differ by motherboard model. chipset.I. EasyTune 5 Pro provides the following functions (Note 1): overclocking/overvoltage.I. enhancing the performance of these components.69 Unique Features .B. read or download the information on/from the Support\Motherboard\Utility page on our website.I.A. 11. setting page Enters the SMART FAN setting page Enters the PC HEALTH setting page Confirmation/execution button Toggles among Easy Mode. 9. 2. make sure that you fully know how to use each function of EasyTune 5 Pro. C. and M. (Note 2) C. Before you do the overclock/overvoltage.I.I. 4. 5. (For instructions on using EasyTune5 Pro. 12. (Note 2). 6.) The EasyTune 5 Pro Interface Button Information Table 1.4-3 EasyTune 5 Pro EasyTune TM 5 Pro. SMART FAN PC HEALTH GO EASY MODE/ADVANCED MODE/ GRAPHICS Display Area Function LEDs Live Update Help Exit/Minimize Turbo Boost Description Enters the OVERCLOCKING setting page Enters the C. may provide optimizations for CPU and memory. or system instability or other unexpected results may occur.

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• 4 channel audio: Front speaker out and Rear speaker out. • 2 channel audio: Headphone or Line out. Line In Front Speaker Out Mic In Audio signals will be present on both of the front and back panel audio connections simultaneously.1 channel audio: Front speaker out. Configuring Speakers: (The following instructions use Windows XP as the example operating system. . A. make sure the "Microsoft UAA Bus driver for High Definition Audio" has been installed from the motherboard driver disk and your operating system has been updated with the latest Service Pack for Windows.1 Channel Audio Configurations: Refer to the following for multi-channel speaker configurations.1KHz/ 48KHz/ 96KHz sampling rate.) Step 1: After installing the audio driver.71 Appendix . The picture to the right shows the default audio jack assignments. If you want to mute the back panel audio (only supported when using an HD front panel audio module). Rear speaker out. the Audio Manager icon will appear in your system tray. HD Audio features multistreaming capabilities that allow multiple audio streams (in and out) to be simultaneously processed. Double-click the icon to access the Audio Control Panel. and etc. make a telephone call over the Internet. Before installing the audio driver.1-Channel Audio The motherboard provides three audio jacks on the back panel which support 2/4/5. all at the same time. High Definition Audio (HD Audio) HD Audio includes multiple high quality digital-to-analog converters (DACs) that support 44. For example.Chapter 5 Appendix 5-1 Configuring Audio Input and Output 5-1-1 Configuring 2/4/5. refer to instructions on page 73. have an Internet chat. (Note) 2/4/5. and Center/Subwoofer speaker out. users can listen to MP3 music.1-channel (Note) audio. • 5.

5. Select the device according to the type of device you connect. 4-.Step 2: Click the Audio I/O tab.1-Channel Speakers: Front Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out Step 4: Everytime you connect an audio device to an audio jack. or 6CH Speaker according to the type of speaker configuration you wish to set up.1-channel speaker configurations. select 2CH Speaker. 4CH Speaker. In the speaker list on the left. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard .72 - . the Connected device box appears. Then click OK to complete the configuration. Step 3: The pictures to the right show the 2-. 2-Channel Speakers: Speakers or Headphones 4-Channel Speakers: Front Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out 5.

to activate the AC'97 functionality. click the tool icon on the Audio I/O tab.73 - Appendix . . On the Connector Settings box. Muting the Back Panel Audio (For HD Audio Only): Click the tool icon on the Audio I/O tab. select the Disable front panel jack detection check box. Activating an AC'97 Front Panel Audio Module: If your chassis provides an AC'97 front panel audio module. select the Mute rear panel output when front headphone plugged in check box. Click OK to complete. D. Click OK to complete. Configuring Sound Effect: You may configure an audio environment on the Sound Effect tab. On the Connector Settings box.B. C.

74 - . GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard .5-1-2 Installing the S/PDIFOut Cable (Optional) The S/PDIF out cable provides S/PDIF out functionalities. attach the connector at the end of the cable to the SPDIF_O header on your motherboard. Installing the S/PDIF Out Cable: Step 1: First. Incorrect connection may render the device unusable or even result in damage to the device. A. Optical S/PDIF Out Coaxial S/PDIFOut S/PDIF out: The S/PDIF out jacks can transmit audio signals to an external decoder for decoding to get the best audio quality. Step 2: Secure the metal bracket to the chassis back panel with a screw. Install the S/PDIF in and out cable first if you want to output S/PDIF digital audio signals to an external decoder. Pin 1 (the red wire) of the S/PDIF out cable must align with pin 1 of the SPDIF_O header.

75 Appendix . In the S/PDIF Settings dialog box. Click OK to complete the configuration. (Note) The actual locations of the SPDIF In and SPDIF Out connectors may differ by model. Configuring S/PDIF out: Click the tool icon in the DIGITAL section.Step 3: Connect a S/PDIF coaxial cable or a S/PDIF optical cable (either one) to an external decoder for transmitting the S/PDIF digital audio signals. . select an output sampling rate and select (or disable) the output source. S/PDIF Coaxial Cable S/PDIF Optical Cable B.

Step 3: Locate the Volume icon in your system tray and click it to open the volume control panel GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . Note: The microphone functions on the front panel and back panel cannot be used at the same time.76 - . Manager icon Double-click the icon to access the Audio Control Panel. Step 2: Connect your microphone to the Mic in jack (pink) on the back panel or the Line in jack on the front panel. the Audio will appear in your system tray. Then configure the jack for microphone functionality.5-1-3 Configuring Microphone Recording Step 1: After installing the audio driver.

or (Note) If you cannot find the volume control options you need in Master Volume. Select the volume control options you wish to show and click OK to complete. Do NOT mute the recording sound. It is recommended that you set the volume at a middle level. Select Realtek HD Audio Input in the Mixer device list (Note) Based on the audio specifications. use the Recording option to set the recording sound for your recording device(s) altogether. Recording Control . In the Mixer device list. To hear the sound being recorded during the recording process when using the microphone function on the back panel. go to the Options menu and then choose Properties. while in Master Volume. do not select the Mute check box under Mic Volume in Master Volume. or you will not hear any sound when playing back the recording you just made. do not select the Mute check box under Front Pink In or Front Green In in Master Volume. go to Options and click Properties. to adjust the recording sound. Step 5: Next. Then set the recording sound level properly.77 - Appendix . It is recommended that you set the volume at its middle level. select Realtek HD Audio Input.Step 4: To hear the sound being recorded during the recording process when using the microphone function on the front panel.

Front Green In. microphone) to the computer. 3. 5-1-4 Using the Sound Recorder Recording the Sound: 1.78 - .g. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . 2. 4. To record a sound file. click the Play button . choose Open. 4. point to Entertainment. and then click Sound Recorder to begin the sound recording. 2. Playing the Sound: 1. You may use the Fast Forward button move to the beginning of a file or the Fast Backward button to the end. choose New. point to Accessories. go to Options in Master Volume and select Advanced Controls. Step 7: After completion. Front Pink In). Be sure to save the recording upon completion.Step 6: To raise the recording and playing sound for the microphone.wav) file you wish to play. Make sure you have connected the audio input device (e. point to Programs. On the File menu.g. click Start. click the Stop button . In the Other Controls field. click the Recording button . To play a sound file. Click the Advanced button under a volume control option (e. 3. click the Stop button . On the File menu. In the Open dialog box. select the 1 Microphone Boost check box. select the sound (. To stop playing. to 5. To stop the recording.

) 1 short: System boots successfully 2 short: CMOS setting error 1 long. You can temporarily remove the battery from the battery holder to stop supplying power to the CMOS. (For reference only. 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. Press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup during the POST.5-2 Troubleshooting 5-2-1 Frequently Asked Questions To read more FAQs for your motherboard. If not. 1 short: Memory or motherboard error 1 long. (Or use a metal object like a screwdriver to touch the positive and negative terminals of the battery holder. Replace the battery. 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. Saves changes and exit BIOS Setup (select "Save & Exit Setup") to restart your computer. 3 short: Keyboard error 1 long. press <Ctrl>+<F1> to show the advanced options. which will clear the CMOS values after about one minute. 4. Plug in the power cord and restart your computer.) 3. 2. 5.79 Appendix . Gently remove the battery from the battery holder and wait for one minute. Turn off your computer and unplug the power cord. refer to the instructions on the motherboard battery in Chapter 1. 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. 2 short: Monitor or graphics card error 1 long. Refer to the steps below: Steps: 1. In the Main Menu. Press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup. why are some BIOS options missing? A: Some advanced options are hidden in the BIOS Setup program. 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. making them short for 5 seconds. Select "Load Fail-Safe Defaults" (or "Load Optimized Defaults") to load BIOS default settings. If your board doesn't have this jumper. 6. 9 short: BIOS ROM error Continuous long beeps: Graphics card not inserted properly Continuous short beeps: Power error . please go to the Support\Motherboard\FAQ page on GIGABYTE's website. try a speaker with power/ amplifier. Q: In the BIOS Setup program.

) GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard . and power cord etc. No Secure the CPU cooler on the CPU. Select "Save & Exit Setup" to save changes and exit BIOS Setup..80 - . No Correctly insert the memory into the memory socket. Press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup. Remove all peripherals. Select "Load Fail-Safe Defaults" (or "Load Optimized Defaults").5-2-2 Troubleshooting Procedure If you encounter any troubles during system startup. No Check if the CPU cooler is attached to the CPU securely. follow the troubleshooting procedure below to solve the problem. START Turn off the power.. Is the power connector of the CPU cooler connected to the CPU_FAN header properly? Yes Yes Isolate the short circuit. Make sure the motherboard does not short-circuit with the chassis or other metal objects. A (Continued. Connect the CPU cooler power cable to the motherboard. Turn on the power to start the computer. Yes Insert the graphics card. Check if the memory is installed properly on the memory slot. The problem is verified and solved. connecting cables. Connect the ATX main power cable and the 12V power cable. The problem is verified and solved. The problem is verified and solved.

Yes The problem is verified and solved. or cable might fail. Yes Turn off the computer. CPU or CPU socket might fail. Select "Save & Exit Setup" to save changes and exit BIOS Setup. END If the procedure above is unable to solve your problem. Check if the system can boot successfully. . Check if the keyboard is working properly. Reinstall other devices one by one (install one device at one time and then boot the system to see if the device works successfully). No The keyboard or mouse might fail. Our customer service staff will reply you as soon as possible. contact the place of purchase or local dealer for help.A When the computer is turned on. Turn off the computer and connect the IDE/SATA devices. Yes Press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup.81 - Appendix . Select "Load Fail-Safe Defaults" (or "Load Optimized Defaults"). No The graphics card. Plugg in the keyboard and mouse and restart the computer. expansion slot. The problem is verified and solved. Yes Reinstall the operating system. The problem is verified and solved. The problem is verified and solved. connector. No The IDE/SATA device. Check if there is display on your monitor. is the CPU cooler running? No The power supply. Or go to the Support\Technical Service Zone page to submit your question. or monitor might fail.

Pb. all GIGABYTE motherboards fulfill European Union regulations for RoHS (Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) environmental directives. recycling and disposal of electric and electronic devices and their components. WEEE Symbol Statement The symbol shown below is on the product or on its packaging. Under the Directive. Also note that the information in this document is subject to change without notice and should not be construed as a commitment by GIGABYTE. please contact your local government office. and disposed of properly. used equipment must be marked. recycling and disposal procedure. GIGABYTE cannot. Moreover. PBDE and PBB). and the contents there of must not be imparted to a third party nor be used for any unauthorized purpose. assume any responsibility for errors or omissions in this text. The separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. the device should be taken to the waste collection centers for activation of the treatment. reusing in your "end of life" product. Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive Statement GIGABYTE will fulfill the national laws as interpreted from the 2002/96/EC WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directive. which indicates that this product must not be disposed of with other waste.Regulatory Statements Regulatory Notices This document must not be copied without our written permission. "take it back" to your local or regional waste collection administration for recycling. Instead. Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive Statement GIGABYTE products have not intended to add and safe from hazardous substances (Cd. To prevent releases of harmful substances into the environment and to maximize the use of our natural resources. collected separately. We believe that the information contained herein was accurate in all respects at the time of printing. as well as most major worldwide safety requirements. The WEEE Directive specifies the treatment. Contravention will be prosecuted. Cr+6. Our Commitment to Preserving the Environment In addition to high-efficiency performance. The parts and components have been carefully selected to meet RoHS requirement. your household waste disposal service or where you purchased the product for details of environmentally safe recycling. When your electrical or electronic equipment is no longer useful to you. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling. collection. collection. you may contact us at the Customer Care number listed in your product's user's manual and we will be glad to help you with your effort. Hg.82 - . If you need further assistance in recycling. we at GIGABYTE are continuing our efforts to develop products that do not use internationally banned toxic chemicals. GIGABYTE provides the following information on how you can responsibly recycle or reuse most of the materials in your "end of life" product. however. GA-G31M-S2L/S2C Motherboard .

we can reduce the amount of natural resources needed to produce electrical and electronic equipment.83 - Appendix . minimize the use of landfills for the disposal of "end of life" products. we suggest that you practice other environmentally friendly actions by understanding and using the energy-saving features of this product (where applicable). and generally improve our quality of life by ensuring that potentially hazardous substances are not released into the environment and are disposed of properly. With your help.Finally. and by disposing of or recycling used batteries properly. China Restriction of Hazardous Substances Table The following table is supplied in compliance with China's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (China RoHS) requirements: . recycling the inner and outer packaging (including shipping containers) this product was delivered in.

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