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XP-M8VM800

AMD Socket 754 Processor Motherboard

User'sManual

M-050601

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Terms of Use

To avoid unnecessary errors of operation, please consult the user manual prior to hardware installation.Formoreup-to-dateinformation,pleaselinktoourcompanywebsiteathttp:// www.axper.com.tw Prior to beginning installation procedures, please make sure that your computer turned off and is connected to a grounded power outlet. If your system is not turned off during installation, thiscouldresultinharmordamagetothemotherboard,thecomponentsaswellastothe user.

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Contents

MotherboardLayout

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1. ProductIntroduction

6

1.1. Feature Summary

6

1.2. I/O Back Panel and Connectors&Jumper Setting

7

1.2.1. I/OBackPanel

7

1.2.2. Connectors&Jumper Setting

7

2. HardwareInstallation

11

2.1. Installation of a Socket 754 CPU and Fan Sink

11

2.2. Installation of Memory

12

2.3. Installation of the Graphics Card

13

3.

BIOS Setup

14

3.1. Setup Screen Features (BIOS version:D2)

14

3.2. Standard CMOS Features

15

3.3. Advanced BIOS Features

17

3.4. Integrated Peripherals

18

3.5. Power Management Setup

20

3.6. PnP/PCI Configurations

22

3.7. PC Health Status

23

3.8. Frequency/Voltage Control

24

3.9. Load Fail-Safe Defaults

26

3.10. Load Optimized Defaults

26

3.11. Set Supervisor/User Password

26

3.12. Save & Exit Setup

26

3.13. Exit Without Saving

26

4. DriverInstallation

27

5. Installation of SATA RAID Disks

29

5.1.

Configuring the System BIOS for the SATA Channel

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5.2. Creating RAID 0

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5.3. Creating RAID 1

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5.4. Deleting RAID Array

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5.5. Selecting Boot Array

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5.6. Viewing Serial Number

40

5.7. Making the SATA RAID Driver Disk

41

5.8. Loading the VIA 8237 Serial ATA Driver

41

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Motherboard Layout

CPU_FAN MS/KB Socket754 R_USB FDD ATX_12V ATX VIA K8M800 AUDIO F_AUDIO AGP IDE2 IDE1 IT8705
CPU_FAN
MS/KB
Socket754
R_USB
FDD
ATX_12V
ATX
VIA K8M800
AUDIO
F_AUDIO
AGP
IDE2 IDE1
IT8705
SYS_FAN
SATA1
BIOS
PCI1
VIA 8237R
VIA 6103L
IR
SATA0
PCI2
F_PANEL
CD_IN
CODEC
PCI3
B AT
SUR_CEN
F_USB1
F_USB2
PWR_LED
SPDIF_IO
CLR_CMOS
VGA
USB
COMA
LPT
LAN
XP-M8VM800
DDR1
DDR2

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1. Product Introduction

Theusermanualprovidesstepsrelatedtoquickinstallation. Ifyouwishtoviewcomplete

productinformation,pleaseselectthe"

CDorlinktoourwebsiteathttp://www.axper.com toreceivedthemostup-to-dateinformation.

1.1. Feature Summary

",OpenUserManualbuttonlocatedonthedriver

Feature Summary ",OpenUserManualbuttonlocatedonthedriver CPU Socket 754 for AMD Athlon T M 64processor(K8)

CPU

Socket 754 for AMD Athlon TM 64processor(K8) 1600MHz system bus

Chipset

Northbridge:VIA K8M800 Southbridge:VIA 8237R

Memory

184-pin DDR DIMM sockets, supports up to 2GB DRAM (Max.) Supports DDR400 (Note1) /DDR333/DDR266 DIMM Supports only 2.5V DDR SDRAM

2

Slots

1AGP slotdevicesupport

3PCIslotssupport33MHz&PCI2.2compliant

On-Board IDE

2IDEcontrollerprovideIDEHDD/CD-ROMwithPIO,BusMaster

(Ultra DMA33/ATA66/ATA100/ATA133) operation modes

Canconnectupto4IDEdevices

On-Board Floppy

1Floppyportsupports2FDDwith360K,720K,1.2M,1.44Mand

2.88Mbytes

On-Board SATA

2

SATA ports support 2 SATA devices with up to 150MB/s transfer

rateandcansupportdatastriping(RAID0)andmirroring(RAID1)

On-BoardPeripherals

1ParallelportsupportsNormal/EPP/ECPmode

1Serialport(COMA),1VGAport

8USB2.0/1.1ports(4xRear,4xFrontbycable)

1FrontAudioconnector

1 PS/2 Keyboard

1 PS/2 Mouse

On-Board VGA

Built-inVIAK8M800chip

On-Board LAN

Built-inVIA6103Lchip

1RJ45port

On-Board Sound

ALC655 CODEC

Supports2/4/6channel

LineOut/LineIn/MicIn CD In

BIOS

Licensed AW ARD BIOS Supports BIOSNow!

I/OControl

 

IT8705

Hardware Monitor

CPU/Systemfanrevolutiondetect CPU/System temperature detect Systemvoltagedetect

FormFactor

Micro-ATX size form factor, 24.4cm x 21cm

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(Note1) DuetoCPUlimitations,ifyouwishtoinstallDDR400memorymodules,installeitherone

double-sidedortwosingle-sidedDDR400memorymodules.TheDDR400speedwillslowdown

toDDR333iftwodouble-sidedorthreesingle-sidedDDR400memorymodulesareinstalled.

1.2. I/O Back Panel and Connectors&Jumper Setting

1.2.1. I/OBackPanel

ParallelPort LAN PS/2 Mouse R_USB
ParallelPort
LAN
PS/2 Mouse
R_USB

LineIn

LineOut

MICIn

PS/2 Keyboard

COMA

VGA

USB

PS/2 Keyboard PS/2 Mouse connector

Connects PS/2 standard keyboard and PS/2 standard mouse

Parallelport(LPT)

Connectstoprinter

 

COMA(Serialport)

Connectstoserial-basedmouseordataprocessingde-

vices

VGA port

Connectsto15pinD-Subdevicesuchasamonitor

USB

Priortouse,pleasemakesurethatyoursystemaswell

(UniversalSerialBusPort)

astheconnectedattachmentssupporttheUSBinterface.

Ifdriverinstallationisrequired,pleaseconsulttheUSB

sectionoftheusermanual.

 

LAN (RJ45 LAN Port)

Internetconnectionwithspeedofupto10/100Mbps

LineIn

Connectstoopticaldevices,CDplayersandotheraudio

inputdevices

LineOut

Connects to speakers or headphones

MIC In

Connects to microphone

 

1.2.2. Connectors&Jumper Setting

FDD (Floppy Disk Drive Connector)

TheFDDconnectorisabletoconnectasinglefloppydiskdriveviaaFDDcable. Usuallyone

edgeoftheFDDcableismarkedinred,pleaseattachthismarkededgetoposition1onthe

connector.

2 34 1 33
2
34
1
33

IDE1/IDE2 (IDE Connector)

TheIDEconnectorisabletoconnecttwoIDEdevicesviaanIDEcableandrequireschecking

oftheIDEjumpersetting.

2 40 1 39
2
40
1
39

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CPU_FAN (CPU Fan Power Connector); SYS_FAN (System Fan Power Connector)

Thecoolerfanpowerconnectorsuppliesa+12Vpowervoltageviaa3-pinpowerconnectorandpossesses

afool-proofconnectiondesign. Mostcoolersaredesignedwithcolor-codedpowerconnectorwires.A redpowerconnectorwireindi- catesapositiveconnectionandrequiresa+12Vpowervoltage. Theblackconnectorwireisthe groundwire(GND). Pleaseremembertoconnectthepowertothecoolertopreventsystemoverheatingandfailure. Caution! PleaseremembertoconnectthepowertotheCPUfantopreventCPUoverheatingandfailure.

PIN SIGNAL 1 GND 1 2 +12V 1 3 Sense CPU_FA N SYS_FA N ATX_12V
PIN
SIGNAL
1
GND
1
2
+12V
1
3
Sense
CPU_FA N
SYS_FA N
ATX_12V (+12V Power Connector)
The ATX_12VpowerconnectorprovidespowertotheCPU. IfthisconnectorisnotAttached,
thesystemwillnotstart.
PIN
SIGNAL
4
2
1
GND
2
GND
3
+12V
3
1
4
+12V
ATX (ATX Power Connector)
The ATX power connector provides power to the motherboard. Prior to connection, please
makesurethatthepowersupplyisdisconnected.
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
11
1
1
3.3V
11
3.3V
2
3.3V
12
-12V
3
GND
13
GND
4
VCC
14
PS_ON
5
GND
(softon/off)
6
VCC
15
GND
7
GND
16
GND
8
Power Good
17
GND
9
5VSB
18
-5V
(stand by +5V)
19
VCC
20
10
10
+12V
20
VCC
F_PANEL (Front Panel Control Connector)
TheF_PanelControlConnectorconnectstocertainconnectorsonthefrontpanelofthe
system casing such as IDE Hard Disk Active LED, speaker, reset, and power on/off connectors.
You can use the schematic diagram below as the basis for connection.
PIN
SIGNAL
HD
SPK
IDE Hard Disk Active LED
Speaker Connector
2 20
RES
1 19
P W
MSG
NC
Reset Switch
Soft Power Connector
Message LED/Power/Sleep LED
NC
HD+
MSG+
HD-
MSG-
RES-
PW+
RES+
PW-
NC
SPK+
SPK-

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S ATA0/SATA1 (Serial ATA Connector)

The SATA0/1 connector is able to connect a single Serial ATA device via a SATA cable. For the connected SATA hard disk to work correctly, please check the related BIOS setting and install proper driver for the SATA controller.

7

and install proper driver for the SATA controller. 7 1 PIN SIGNAL PIN SIGNAL 1 GND

1

PIN SIGNAL PIN SIGNAL 1 GND 5 RXN 2 TXP 6 RXP 3 TXN 7
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
1
GND
5
RXN
2
TXP
6
RXP
3
TXN
7
GND
4
GND

F_AUDIO (Front Audio Connector)

Connectstotheaudioconnectorlocatedonthefrontpanelofthesystemcasing (dependentoncasedesign).Whenuseofthefrontpanelaudioconnectorisrequired,

pleaseremovethe5-6pin,9-10pinjumper.

Pleasenotethatuseofonlythefrontpanelaudioconnectorortherearpanelaudioconnector

ispermitted.

1 2 9 10
1
2
9
10

PIN

SIGNAL

PIN

SIGNAL

1

MIC

6

Rear Audio(R)

2

GND

7

Reserved

3

MIC_BIAS

8

NO PIN

4

POWER

9

FrontAudio(L)

5

FrontAudio(R)

10

Rear Audio(L)

CD_IN (Optical Drive Audio Connector)

Connects CD-ROM or DVD-ROM audio connector.

Audio Connector) Connects CD-ROM or DVD-ROM audio connector. 1 PIN SIGNAL 1 CD_L 2 GND 3

1

PIN

SIGNAL

1

CD_L

2

GND

3

GND

4

CD_R

F_USB1 / F_USB2 (Front USB Connector)

ConnectstotheUSBconnectorlocatedonthefrontpanelofthesystemcasing(dependenton casedesign). Note:PleasemakesurethateachUSBconnectionmatchesitsdesignated position. Ifconnectionsaremadeincorrectly,theresultcanleadtoinabilitytousethefunction or even damage.

PIN SIGNAL PIN SIGNAL 1 POWER 6 USB Dy+ 2 POWER 7 GND 3 USB
PIN
SIGNAL
PIN
SIGNAL
1
POWER
6
USB Dy+
2
POWER
7
GND
3
USB Dx-
8
GND
4
USB Dy-
9
NO PIN
5
USB Dx+
10
NC
2 10 1 9
2
10
1
9

CLR_CMOS (Clear CMOS)

You can clear the motherboard CMOS with the jumper to return your system to its initial status. Topreventimproperusage,thejumperdoesnotincludethejumperplug. Ifyouwish

tousetheClearCMOSfunction,pleaseshortcircuitthe1-2Pin.

1

Ifyouwish tousetheClearCMOSfunction,pleaseshortcircuitthe1-2Pin. 1 Open : Normal 1 Short : Clear CMOS 9

Open : Normal

1

Ifyouwish tousetheClearCMOSfunction,pleaseshortcircuitthe1-2Pin. 1 Open : Normal 1 Short : Clear CMOS 9

Short : Clear CMOS

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SUR_CEN (Surround Center Connector)

PleasecontacttheplaceofpurchasefortheoptionalSUR_CENcable.

 

PIN

SIGNAL

1

SUR OUTL

6

5 1
5
1

2

SUR OUTR

2

3

GND

 

4

No Pin

5

CENTER_OUT

6

BASS_OUT

PWR_LED

ConnectstothesystempowerLEDindicatorwherebythepowerisindicatedasONorOFF.

However,theindicatorwillflashwhenthesystemissuspended.

1 SPDIF_IO
1
SPDIF_IO
PIN SIGNAL 1 MPD+ 2 MPD- 3 MPD-
PIN
SIGNAL
1
MPD+
2
MPD-
3
MPD-

BecarefulwiththepolarityoftheSPDIF_IOconnector.Checkthepinassignmentcarefully

whileyouconnecttheSPDIFcable.Incorrectconnectionbetweenthecableandconnector

willmakethedeviceunabletoworkorevendamageit.ForoptionalSPDIFcable,please

contactyourlocaldealer.

PIN SIGNAL 1 Power 2 3 4 SPDIFI 5 GND 6 GND
PIN
SIGNAL
1 Power
2
3
4 SPDIFI
5 GND
6 GND

6

2

PIN SIGNAL 1 Power 2 3 4 SPDIFI 5 GND 6 GND 6 2 5 No

5 No PIN

1 SPDIF

IR

BecarefulwiththepolarityoftheIRconnectorwhileyouconnecttheIR.Pleasecontactyour

nearestdealerforoptionalIRdevice.

PIN SIGNAL 1 Power 1 2 No PIN 3 IR RX 4 GND 5 IR
PIN
SIGNAL
1
Power
1
2
No PIN
3
IR RX
4
GND
5
IR TX

B AT(Battery) Theimproperremovalofthebatterycanresultinharm. Whenreplacinga battery,pleasemakesureyouuseonethatisofsimilarbrandandmodel number. Forinformationrelatedtobatteryspecificationsandprecautions,pleaserefer tothemanufacturerinstructions. IfyouwishtodeletethedatastoredintheCMOS,pleasefollowthesteps below:

below: 1. Please turn off your computer and unplug the power. 2.

1. Please turn off your computer and unplug the power.

2. Removethebatteryfromthemotherboard.

3. Wait10minutesandthenreplacethebatteryontothemotherboard.

4. Pluginthepowersupplyandturnonyoursystem.

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HardwareInstallation

1. PleasemakesurethattheCPUusedissupportedbyyourmotherboard.

2. PleasebeawareoftheplacementpositionoftheCPU. IftheCPUdoesnot insertproperly,donotapplyforcebutchecktheplacementposition.

3. Pleasemakesurethatanevenlayerofheatsinkpasteisaddedbetweenthe CPUandthefansink.

4. Pleasedonotturnonthepowerpriortoinstallingthefansink. Doingsocan resultinoverheatingandleadtopermanentdamagetotheCPU.

5. PleasefollowtheCPUspecificationswhensettingthefrequency. Itisnot recommendedthatsystemspeedsettingsexceedthatofhardware specifications. Ifyouwishtosetyoursystemspeedtoexceedtherecom mendedspecifications, pleasecheckyourhardwarespecificationseg:CPU, graphicscard,memory,harddrive

2.1.

InstallationofaSocket754CPUandFanSink

2.1. InstallationofaSocket754CPUandFanSink 1. Notethesmallgoldcoloredtriangleononecornerofthe CPU.
2.1. InstallationofaSocket754CPUandFanSink 1. Notethesmallgoldcoloredtriangleononecornerofthe CPU.
2.1. InstallationofaSocket754CPUandFanSink 1. Notethesmallgoldcoloredtriangleononecornerofthe CPU.

1. Notethesmallgoldcoloredtriangleononecornerofthe CPU. PlacethetriangleinthecorneroftheCPUsocket thatalsohavea trianglemarkingandgentlyinsertthe CPUintoitsposition.

2. WhentheCPUisinsertedintoitsposition,gentlypress themetalleverdownwardsuntilaclickisheard. Then addanevenlayerofheatsinkpastebetweentheCPU andfansinkforheatdissipation.

3. Hooktheclipononeside(thesidewithoutthecam

lever)ofthefansinktothemountinglugontheretention

frame.

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English 4. Pleasedothesamefortheclipontheothersideand thengentlyturnthecamlevertotheinstalledposition.
English 4. Pleasedothesamefortheclipontheothersideand thengentlyturnthecamlevertotheinstalledposition.

4. Pleasedothesamefortheclipontheothersideand

thengentlyturnthecamlevertotheinstalledposition.

(Pleaseconsultthefansinkmanualformoreinstallation

information)

5. Connectthe3-pincoolerpowerconnectortotheCPU

fanconnectorlocatedonthemotherboard.

2.2.

InstallationofMemory

1. Beforeinstallingorremovingmemory,pleasemakesurethatthecomputer power is turned off to prevent hardware damage.

2. Pleasemakesurethatthememoryusedissupportedbythemotherboard.

3. Memory modules have a foolproof insertion design. The memory can be in stalledonlywhenfacingthecorrectposition. Ifyoucannotinsertthemodule, pleaseswitchdirections.

4. Itisrecommendedthatmemoryofsimilarcapacity,specificationsandbrandbe used.

ThemotherboardsupportsDIMMmemorymodules,wherebyBIOSwillautomaticallydetect memorycapacityandspecifications. Memorymodulesaredesignedsothattheycanbe insertedonlyinonedirection.

insertedonlyinonedirection. 1. Unfastentheclipsoneachendofthememory
insertedonlyinonedirection. 1. Unfastentheclipsoneachendofthememory

1. Unfastentheclipsoneachendofthememory slots.Correctlyalignthememorymoduleintheslot and push downwards

2.
2.
and push downwards 2. Oncethememorymoduleiscorrectlyinserted,the

Oncethememorymoduleiscorrectlyinserted,the

clipswillautomaticallyrefasten.Ifthememory

moduleispositionedinthewrongdirection,itwill

notinsert.Ifthisoccurs,pleaseswitchdirections.

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2.3.

InstallationoftheGraphicsCard

1. Beforeinstallingthegraphicscard,pleasecarefullyreadtheaccompanyingusermanual. As well, make sure the computer power is turned off.

2. Wheninstallingorremovingthegraphicscard,firstpulloutthewhite AGP knobbefore insertionorremoval.Releasingthe AGP knobwillholdthegraphicscardfirmlyinplace.

AGP knobbefore insertionorremoval.Releasingthe AGP knobwillholdthegraphicscardfirmlyinplace. 13

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3. BIOS Setup

BIOS(BasicInputandOutputSystem)storesalltheinformationofthemotherboardsettings that is needed for system initiation within the CMOS. The CMOS SETUP utility allows the user tomakechangesinBIOSconfigurationsthatarerequiredortoactivatecertainfeatures. The CMOS SETUP saves each item configuration in the CMOS SRAM of the motherboard. When the power is turned off, the battery on the motherboard supplies the required power to the CMOS SRAM. Whenthepoweristurnedon,pushingthe<Del>buttonduringtheBIOSPOST(Power-On SelfTest)willbringuptheCMOSSETUPscreen. IfyouwishtoentertheBIOSsetup,please

press"Ctrl+F1"attheBIOSsetupscreen.

WhenusingBIOSsetupforthefirsttime,itisrecommendedthatyousavethepresentBIOS ontoadiskincaseyouneedtoresettheBIOSbacktoitsoriginalsettings. Ifyouwishto updatetoanewBIOS,the"BIOSNow!"canbeused. Theusercanselect"BIOSNow!"asawaytoquicklyandeasilyupdateorbackupBIOS withoutenteringtheoperatingsystem.

3.1. Setup Screen Features (BIOS version:D2)

WhenyouentertheCMOSSETUPscreen,youwillseethefollowingscreenandsetting selectionsasshownbelow.

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

Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features

Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults

Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup

Set Supervisor Password Set User Password

PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status

Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving

Frequency/Voltage Control

 
 

ESC: Quit

: Select Item F10: Save & Exit Setup

F8: BIOSNow!

 

Time, Date, Hard Disk Type

Instructions

<

, , ,
,
,
,

,Enter>

Movementinallfourdirectionstohighlightadesired option,

<Page Up,Page Down>

pressing<Enter>willselecttheoptionandtakeyoutoits appropriatescreen Used to toggle up and down the available options for a

<Esc>

 

particularitem,whereby<PageUp>canalsobeusedto increasevalueoptionand<PageDown>todecrease valueoption Return to main setup screen or exit setup

<F1>

Gives the list of options available for each item

<F2>

Gives the list of options available for the current item

<F5>

Returns settings to previous values (not applicable to main setup screen)

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<F6>

<F7>

<F8>

<F9>

<F10>

Gives the list of options available for each item Return to Optimized default values (not applicable to main setupscreen) Enters BIOSNow! feature Displays system information Saves settings and exits setup

3.2. Standard CMOS Features

Includesthesettingsforitemssuchasdate,time,floppydiskdrivespecifications,and harddrivesconnectedtotheIDEinterface.

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

 

Date (mm:dd:yy)

 

Fri, Jan 9 2005

 

Item Help

Time (hh:mm:ss)

22:31:24

Menu Level Change the day, month, year

IDE Channel 0 Master IDE Channel 0 Slave IDE Channel 1 Master IDE Channel 1 Slave IDE Channel 2 Master IDE Channel 3 Master

[None]

[None]

 

[None]

<Week> Sun. to Sat.

 

[None]

[None]

 

[None]

<Month> Jan. to Dec.

Drive

A

[1.44M, 3.5"]

 

Drive B Floppy 3 Mode Support

[None]

[Disabled]

<Day> 1 to 31 (or maximum allowed in the month)

Halt On

 

[All, But Keyboard]

 

Base Memory

640K

<Year> 1999 to 2098

Extended Memory

127M

Total Memory

128M

: Move

Enter: Select

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

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1: General Help

 

F5: Previous Values

F7: Optimized Defaults

Date (mm:dd:yy)

Allowsyoutosetupthedateinthemm:dd:yyfashion.

Time (hh:mm:ss)

Allowsyoutosetupthedateinthehh:mm:ssfashion. Thetimemustbeenteredinthe

24-hourformat.

IDE Channel 0/1 Master(Slave) [IDE Device Setup]

IDE HDD Auto-Detection Press "Enter" to select this option for automatic device detection. IDE Channel 0/1 Master(Slave) You can use one of three methods:

Auto Allows BIOS to automatically detect IDE devices during POST(default) None Select this if no IDE devices are used and the system will skip the automaticdetectionstepandallowforfastersystemstartup. Manual User can manually input the correct settings

Access Mode

Use this to set the access mode for the hard drive. The four optionsare:CHS/LBA/Large/Auto(default:Auto)

IDE Channel 2/3 Master [IDE Device Setup]

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

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Extended IDE Drive You can use one of two methods:

Auto Allows BIOS to automatically detect IDE devices during POST(default) None Select this if no IDE devices are used and the system will skip the automaticdetectionstepandallowforfastersystemstartup. Access Mode Use this to set the access mode for the hard drive. The two optionsare:Large/Auto(default:Auto)

Harddriveinformationshouldbelabeledontheoutsidedrivecasing. Enterthe appropriateoptionbasedonthisinformation.

Drive A/B

Allowsusertoconfigurethetypeoffloppydrivehis/sheinstalls.

Options:

None(Nofloppydriveinstalled)

360K,5.25"(5.25inchPC-typehigh-densitydrive;360Kbytes

capacity.) 1.2M, 5.25" (5.25 inch AT-type high-density drive; 1.2M bytes capacity.)

720K,3.5"(3.5inchdouble-sideddrive;720Kbytescapacity.)

1.44M,3.5"(3.5inchdouble-sideddrive;1.44Mbytescapacity.)

2.88M,3.5"(3.5inchdouble-sideddrive;2.88Mbytescapacity.)

Floppy 3 Mode Support

AllowsusertoconfigureaJapanesestandard3Modefloppydrive.

Options:

Disabled(No3Modedriveinstalled)

DriveA (3ModeDriveinstalledinA:)

DriveB(3ModeDriveinstalledinB:)

Both(3ModeDriveinstalledinA:andB:)

Halton

Tells the BIOS specifically which types of errors will halt the computer during the power- onselftest(POST)sectionoftheboot.

Options:

NoErrors(Neverhaltwhenanerrorisdetected)

AllErrors(Haltwheneveranerrorisdetected)

All,ButKeyboard(Haltwheneveranerrorisdetectedwiththe

exceptionofthekeyboard)

All,ButDiskette(Haltwheneveranerrorisdetectedwiththeex

ceptionofthediskette)

All,ButDisk/Key(Haltwheneveranerrorisdetectedwiththe

exceptionofthedisketteandkeyboard)(default:All,ButKeyboard)

Memory

WhenBIOSisdisplayedduringPOST,memorycapacityisalsodisplayedasshown

below:

Base Memory, Extended Memory,Total Memory (the user can verify the accuracy of thesevalues)

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3.3. Advanced BIOS Features

Allowstheconfigurationofadvancedsettingssuchasbootsequence,password check,etc.

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

Hard Disk Boot Priority

[Press Enter]

 

Item Help

First

Boot Device

[Floppy]

Menu Level

Second Boot Device

[Hard Disk]

 

[CDROM]

 

Third Boot Device Password Check

[Setup]

Select Hard Disk Boot Device Priority

: Move

Enter: Select

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

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1: General Help

 

F5: Previous Values

F7: Optimized Defaults

HardDiskBootPriority

The user can select the boot order for hard disks connected to onboard IDE, SATA, SCSI,RAIDcontrollersorotheradd-oncards.

First/Second/ThirdBootDevice

Theusercanselecttheorderinwhichthesystemwillboot.

Options:

Floppy, LS120,Hard Disk, CDROM, ZIP,USB-FDD, USB-ZIP, USB-

CDROM, USB-HDD, Legacy LAN, Disabled

Password Check

Allowsusertosetapassword. Toremovethepasswordentryrequirement,enter SETUPandmakesurethereisnoentryandthenpress<Enter>.

Options:

System(Passwordentryisrequiredduringsystemstartupandtoenter CMOS SETUP) Setup(PasswordentryisrequiredtoenterCMOSSETUP)(default:Setup)

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3.4.

IntegratedPeripherals

ThismenuallowsyoutocontrolthevariousportsofthecomputersuchasIDE, SATA, USB, IEEE1394, COM port, LPT port, AC97 audio, etc.

 

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IDE DMA transfer access On-Chip IDE Channel 0 On-Chip IDE Channel 1 OnChip Serial ATA SATA Mode AC97 Audio VIA Onboard LAN USB 1.1 Controller USB 2.0 Controller USB Keyboard Support USB Mouse Support On-Chip LAN Boot ROM Onboard FDC Controller Onboard Serial Port 1 Onboard Serial Port 2 UART Mode Select

[Enabled]

 
Boot ROM Onboard FDC Controller Onboard Serial Port 1 Onboard Serial Port 2 UART Mode Select

Item Help

[Enabled]

 

Menu Level

[Enabled]

[Enabled]

[RAID]

[Auto]

[Enabled]

 

[Enabled]

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

[Disabled]

 

[Disabled]

[Enabled]

[3F8/IRQ4]

[2F8/IRQ3]

[Normal]

x

UR2 Duplex Mode Onboard Parallel Port Parallel Port Mode

Half

[378/IRQ7]

 

[SPP]

[SPP]

: Move

Enter: Select

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

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1: General Help

F5: Previous Values

F7: Optimized Defaults

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x

Midi Port Address

Midi Port IRQ

[Disabled]

10

Peripherals x Midi Port Address Midi Port IRQ [Disabled] 10 Item Help Menu Level : Move
Peripherals x Midi Port Address Midi Port IRQ [Disabled] 10 Item Help Menu Level : Move

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

IDE DMA transfer access

AllowstheusertoenableordisableIDEDMAtransferaccess(default:Enabled)

OnChip IDE Channel 0

AllowstheusertoenableordisablethefirstonboardIDEchannel(default:Enabled)

OnChip IDE Channel 1

AllowstheusertoenableordisablethesecondonboardIDEchannel(default:Enabled)

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OnChip Serial ATA

Allows the user to enable or disable the onboard SATA channel (default:Enabled)

S ATA Mode

Allows the user to set the SATA mode for the onboard SATA channel Options:RAID,IDE(default:RAID)

AC97 Audio

Allowstheusertousetheonboard AC97audio(default:Auto)

VIA onboard LAN

AllowstheusertoenableordisabletheonboardLAN(default:Enabled)

USB 1.1 Controller

AllowstheusertoenableordisabletheonboardUSB1.1(default:Enabled)

USB 2.0 Controller

AllowstheusertoenableordisabletheonboardUSB2.0(default:Enabled)

USB Keyboard Support

AllowsusertouseaUSB-basedkeyboard(EnableifyouareusingaUSBkeyboard,

otherwiseDisable)(default:Disabled)

USB Mouse Support

AllowsusertouseaUSB-basedmouse(EnableifyouareusingaUSBmouse,

otherwiseDisable)(default:Disabled)

OnBoard LAN Boot ROM

Allowsusertoenableordisablebootingfromanetworkdrive(default:Disabled)

OnBoard FDC Controller

AllowsusertoenableordisableonboardFDCController(default:Enabled)

Onboard Serial Port 1

Allowstheusertoenableordisablethefirstonboardserialport

Options:Auto,3F8/IRQ4,2F8/IRQ3,3E8/IRQ4,2E8/IRQ3,Disabled(default:3F8/IRQ4)

Onboard Serial Port 2

AllowstheusertoenableordisabletheSecondonboardserialport

Options:Auto,3F8/IRQ4,2F8/IRQ3,3E8/IRQ4,2E8/IRQ3,Disabled(default:2F8/IRQ3)

UART Mode Select

AllowstheusertodeterminewhichInfraRed(IR)functionofOnboardI/Ochip.

Options:Normal,IrDA,ASKIR(default:Normal)

UR2 Duplex Mode

ThisfunctionisavailableonlywhenUARTModeSelectisnotsettoNormal.

Options:Half,Full(default:Half)

Onboard Parallel Port

Allowstheusertoenableordisabletheonboardparallelport.

Options:378/IRQ7,278/IRQ5,3BC/IRQ7,Disabled(default:378/IRQ7)

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Parallel Port Mode

Usethistoselecttheoperationmodefortheparallelport.

Options:

EPP(EnhancedParallelPort) ECP(ExtendedCapabilitiesPort) ECP+EPP (both ECP and EPP) Midi Port Address Allows the user to select the Midi Port Address

Options:300,330,Disabled(default:Disabled)

SPP(normal)(default:SPP)

MidiPortIRQ

AllowstheusertoselecttheMidiPortIRQ

Options:5,10(default:10)

3.5. Power Management Setup

ThisisusedtocontrolthevariouspowersavingfeaturesofthePC.

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ACPI Suspend Type

[S1(POS)]

   

Item Help

x

USB Device Wake-Up From S3 Soft-Off by PWRBTN AC Back Function Keyboard Power On Mouse Power On PME Event Wake Up Modem Ring Resume Resume by Alarm

Disabled

Menu Level

[Instant-Off]

[S1]

[Soft-Off]

Set suspend type to Power On Suspend under ACPI OS

[Disabled]

[Disabled]

[Enabled]

 

[Enabled]

[S3]

[Disabled]

Set suspend type to

x

Date (of Month) Alarm

Everyday

x

Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm

0 : 0

: 0

Suspend to RAM under ACPI OS

: Move

Enter: Select

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1: General Help

 

F5: Previous Values

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

F7: Optimized Defaults

ACPI Suspend Type

Allowsusertoselectthe Advanced Configuration and Power Interface(ACPI) as S1/ POS (Power On Suspend) or S3/STR(Suspend To RAM) (default:S1/POS)

USB Device Wakeup From S3

AllowsusertouseaUSBdevicetowakeupsystemfromS3.(default:Disabled)

Soft-off by PWRBTN

ControlswhetherthePCshutsoffimmediatelyafterhittingthepowerbuttonordelaying

afewseconds.(default:Instant-off)

Options:

Instant-off(PCshutsoffimmediately)

Delay4Sec.(PCshutsoffaftera4sec.delay)

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AC Back Function

Allowsusertoselectsystemstatuswhenpowerisremovedandreturned.

Options:

Memory(returnpriortopowerremoval) Full-On (returntofullsystempower) Soft-Off(useofSoftPWRbuttontopoweronsystem)(default:Soft-Off)

Keyboard Power On

Allowsusertoturnonsystemusingthekeyboard.

Options:

Password (input an 8 character long password) Keyboard 98 (the power button on Windows 98 keyboard) Disabled(default:Disabled)

Mouse Power On

Allowsusertoturnonsystemusingthemouse.(default:Disabled)

PME Event Wake Up

Allows user to select the Power Management Event (PME) wake up function which

requiresthesystemtohavea+5VSBpowersupplyusingarateof1Aorless.

(default:Enabled)

ModemRingOn/WakeOnLan

To use this feature, an Ethernet card supporting the PCI2.2 or newer standard must be used. (default:Enabled)

Resume by Alarm

IfsettoEnabled,theusercansetthedateandtimeforautomaticsystempower-on.

(default:Disabled)

Settings:

Date (of Month) Alarm :

Everyday, 1~31

Time (hh: mm: ss) Alarm :

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

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3.6. PnP/PCI Configurations

This menu allows you to configure your PCI slots. You can assign IRQ's for various PCI slots.

 

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PCI 1 IRQ Assignment

[Auto]

Item Help

[Auto]

Menu Level

PCI 2 IRQ Assignment PCI 3 IRQ Assignment

[Auto]

: Move

Enter: Select

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

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1: General Help

F5: Previous Values

F7: Optimized Defaults

PCI 1 IRQ Assignment

AllowsyoutoassignanIRQforthefirstPCIslot.Options:Auto,3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,

15(default:Auto)

PCI 2 IRQ Assignment

AllowsyoutoassignanIRQforthesecondPCIslot.Options: Auto,3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,

14,15(default:Auto)

PCI 3 IRQ Assignment

AllowsyoutoassignanIRQforthethirdPCIslot.Options:Auto,3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,

15(default:Auto)

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3.7.

PCHealthStatus

ThismenudisplaysthecurrentCPUtemperature,thefanspeeds,voltagesetc.

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Vcore

1.54V

Item Help

DDR25V

2.544V

Menu Level

+3.3V

3.360V

+12V

11.92V

Current CPU Temperature

45°C

Current CPU FAN Speed 4440 RPM Current SYSTEM FAN Speed 0 RPM

 
 

[Disabled]

CPU FAN Fail Warning SYSTEM FAN Fail Warning

[Disabled]

: Move

Enter: Select

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

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1: General Help

F5: Previous Values

F7: Optimized Defaults

Current Voltage(V) Vcore / DDR25V / +3.3V / +12V

Automaticallycheckssystemvoltage

Current CPU Temperature

AutomaticallychecksCPUtemperature

Current CPU /SYSTEM FAN Speed (RPM)

Automatically checks CPU/SYSTEM fan speed

CPU FAN Fail Warning

AllowssystemwarningofCPUfanfailure(default:Disabled)

SYSTEM FAN Fail Warning

AllowssystemwarningofSYSTEMfanfailure(default:Disabled)

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3.8. Frequency/Voltage Control

ThisallowsusertoconfigureCPUfrequencyandvoltagesettings.

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K8 CPU Clock Ratio Auto Detect PCI Clk CPU Clock CPU OverVoltage Control DIMM OverVoltage Control VCC18 OverVoltage Control

[Default]

Item Help

[Enabled]

Menu Level

[200MHz]

[Auto]

[Auto]

[Auto]

 

[Auto]

VCC12 OverVoltage Control AGP OverVoltage Control

[Auto]

higf: Move

Enter: Select F5: Previous Values

+/-/PU/PD: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1: General Help

F6: Fail-Safe Defaults

F7: Optimized Defaults

Thissectionisverydangerousforinexperiencedusers,andthereforeitisnotrecom- mendedthatthesesettingsbealtered. Anincorrectsettingcanresultinsystem instability,corruptdata,orpermanenthardwaredamage.

K8 CPU Clock Ratio

AllowsusertosettheCPUClockRatio.

IftheCPUusedlocksthisfeature,thenitwillnotbedisplayedorwillnotfunction.(based

onCPUtype)

Auto Detect PCI Clk

AllowsusertoautodetectPCIclock(default:Enabled)

CPU Clock

Allows user to set CPU clock. The CPU Clock can be input between 200MHz to

232MHz.

CPU OverVoltage Control

AllowsusertosettheCPUvoltage.(default:Auto)

PleasenotethatbyoverclockingyoursystemthroughtheincreaseoftheCPUvoltage,

systeminstabilityordamagetotheCPUmayoccur

Options:

Auto +5%, +7.5%, +10% (CPU voltage range)

DIMM OverVoltage Control

AllowsusertosettheDIMMvoltage.(default:Auto)

PleasenotethatbyoverclockingyoursystemthroughtheincreaseoftheDIMMvoltage, damage to the memory may occur.

Options:

Auto(automaticsettingofDIMMvoltageat2.5V)

+0.1V~+0.2V(DIMMvoltagerange)

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VCC18 OverVoltage Control

AllowsusertosettheVCC18voltage.(default:Auto)

PleasenotethatbyoverclockingyoursystemthroughtheincreaseoftheVCC18

voltage, systeminstabilitymayoccur.

Options:

Auto +5%, +7.5%, +10% (VCC18 voltage range)

VCC12 OverVoltage Control

AllowsusertosettheCPUvoltage.(default:Auto)

PleasenotethatbyoverclockingyoursystemthroughtheincreaseoftheVCC12

voltage, systeminstabilitymayoccur.

Options:

Auto +5%, +7.5%, +10% (VCC12 voltage range)

A G P OverVoltage Control

Allowsusertosetthe AGP voltage.(default:Auto) Pleasenotethatbyoverclockingyoursystemthroughtheincreaseofthe AGP voltage, system instability or damage to the A G P card may occur. Options: Auto +5%, +7.5%, +10% (AGP voltage range)

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3.9. LoadFail-SafeDefaults

Use this option to reset your BIOS settings to the system defaults. You should only use thisifyouareencounteringseriousproblems. Pleaseselect<Y>and<Enter>toloadFail-Safedefaults.Oncethisisloaded,your systemmaybeslowedsincethisusesaminimalperformancesettingtoallowstable systemrunning.

3.10. Load Optimized Defaults

LiketheFail-Safemodeabove,thisoptionloadstheBIOSdefaultsettings,butrunsthe systematoptimalperformance. Pleaseselect<Y>and<Enter>toloadoptimizeddefaults.

3.11. Set Supervisor/User Password

UsethistosetthepasswordthatisneededtoeitherenterintotheBIOSortobootthe system.Enteringinablankfieldwilldisablethepassword. Please input an 8 character long password and then select Enter.You will be required tore-enterthepasswordforconfirmation.Ifyouwishtoremovetheneedforpassword entry, leave the entry blank and then select Enter. BIOS will then display "PASSWORD DISABLED". Onceyouhavecompletedthepasswordsetting,youwillneedtogoto "AdvancedBIOSFeatures"andselect"PasswordCheck"for setupofpasswordcheck.

3.12. Save&ExitSetup

To save any changes you made to the BIOS you must choose this option. The systemwillautomaticallyexitsetupandperformasystemrestart. Pushing<F10> will have the same effect. Push<Y>and<Enter>tosaveandexitsetup. Ifyoudonotwishtosave,select <N>or <Esc>toreturntothemainmenu.

3.13. ExitWithoutSaving

UsethisoptioninsteadoftheoneaboveifyouwishtoexittheBIOSwithoutsavingthe changes you have made. Pushing <ESC> will have the same effect. Push <Y> and <Enter> to exit setup. You can return to the main menu by pushing <N>or <Esc>.

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4.

DriverInstallation

DriverinstallationfortheWindows2000/XP operatingsystemsissimple. Onceyouinsert the provided driver disks into your optical drive, the AUTORUN screen will appear. Ifthis screendoesnotappear,youcanuse"D:\setup.exe"(with"D"beingthespecifieddrive)to bringupthescreenshownbelow.Justfollowthescreeninstructionstoeasilycomplete driverinstallation.

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Open User Manual
Display system information
Open Readme File
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axperInstall-Displaysrequireddriverinstallation,select"Go"for
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5. Installation of SATA RAID Disks

The Serial ATA channel controlled by the VIA VT8237R southbridge chip supports RAID

0andRAID1.ThissectionexplainsthestepsrequiredtoconfigureRAIDdisks.

RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a method of combining two hard disk

drives into one logical unit. The advantage of an Array is to provide better performance or data fault tolerance. Hard disk drives can be combined together through a few

differentmethods.ThedifferentmethodsarereferredtoasdifferentRAIDlevels.Differ-

entRAIDlevelsrepresentdifferentperformancelevels,securitylevelsandimplementa-

tioncosts.

RAID0(Striping)

RAID0readsandwritessectorsofdatainterleavedbetweenmultipledrives.Ifanydisk

memberfails,itaffectstheentirearray.Thediskarraydatacapacityisequaltothe number of drive members times the capacity of the smallest member. RAID 0 does not providefaulttolerancefuntionality.

RAID1(Mirroring)

RAID1writesduplicatedataontoapairofdrivesandreadsbothsetsofdatainparallel.

If one of the mirrored drives suffers a mechanical failure or does not respond, the remainingdrivewillcontinuetofunction.Duetoredundancy,thedrivecapacityofthe

arrayisthecapacityofthesmallestdrive.Duetothefaulttolerance,ifanyRAID1drive

fails,dataaccesswillnotbeaffectedaslongasthereareotherworkingdrivesinthe

array.

5.1. Configuring the System BIOS for the SATA Channel

1. Connect two SATA hard disks to the SATA ports on the motherboard.

2.Rebootyoursystemandpressthe<Delete>keytoentertheBIOSsetupscreenafter

POST begins.

3. Under Integrated Peripherals, locate the SATA controller and SATA mode setup options. Ensure the SATA controller and SATA RAID mode are enabled. (Figure 1)

4. Go to Hard Disk Boot Priority under Advanced BIOS Features, move the disk onto whichyouwanttoinstalloperatingsystemtothefirstplacebyusingarrowskeysand

<+>/<->key.(Figure2)

5. Save changes and exit the BIOS Setup.

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IDE DMA transfer access On-Chip IDE Channel 0 On-Chip IDE Channel 1

[Enabled]

 
IDE DMA transfer access On-Chip IDE Channel 0 On-Chip IDE Channel 1 [Enabled]   Item Help

Item Help

[Enabled]

 

Menu Level

[Enabled]

OnChip Serial ATA SATA Mode

[Enabled]

[RAID]

AC97 Audio VIA Onboard LAN USB 1.1 Controller USB 2.0 Controller USB Keyboard Support USB Mouse Support On-Chip LAN Boot ROM Onboard FDC Controller Onboard Serial Port 1 Onboard Serial Port 2 UART Mode Select

[Auto]

[Enabled]

 

[Enabled]

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

[Disabled]

 

[Disabled]

[Enabled]

[3F8/IRQ4]

[2F8/IRQ3]

[Normal]

x

UR2 Duplex Mode Onboard Parallel Port Parallel Port Mode

Half

[378/IRQ7]

 

[SPP]

[SPP]

: Move

Enter: Select

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

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1: General Help

F5: Previous Values

F7: Optimized Defaults

Figure1

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Item Help

   

Menu Level

1.

SCSI-0

:

ST3120026AS

 

2. SCSI-1

:

ST3120026AS

3. Bootable Add-in Cards

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

: Move

 

PU/PD/+/-: Change Priority

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

Figure2

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5.2. Creating RAID 0

1. Upon re-boot, you will see the RAID software prompting you to press the <Tab> key to enter the VIA VT8237 SATA RAID BIOS User Window (Figure 3). Press the <Tab> key.

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Figure3

2. In the VIA VT8237 SATA RAID BIOS User Window (Figure 4), use arrow keys to select Create Array and press <Enter> to enter the RAID configuration screen where you maychoosetheRAIDarraytypeandwhichharddrivesyouwanttomakepartofthe array.

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Create Array

 

Create a RAID array with the hard disks attached to VIA RAID controller

 

Delete Array

Create/Delete Spare

 

Select Boot Array Serial Number View

 

F1

:

View Array/disk Status Move to next item Confirm the selection Exit

 
 

, Enter ESC

:

:

:

 

Channel

Drive Name

Array Name

 

Mode

Size(GB)

Status

Serial_Ch0 Master

ST3120026AS

 

SATA

111.79

Hdd

Serial_Ch1 Master

ST3120026AS

SATA

111.79

Hdd

Figure4

3. Select the second option "Array Mode RAID

"

(Figure 5) and press <Enter>.

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Auto Setup For Performance

     

Array Mode RAID 0 (Striping)

Create a RAID array with

the hard disks attached to VIA RAID controller

Select Disk Drives

 

Block Size 64K

 

Start Create Process

 

F1

:

View Array/disk Status Move to next item Confirm the selection Exit

 
 

, Enter ESC

:

:

:

 

Channel

Drive Name

Array Name

 

Mode

Size(GB)

Status

Serial_Ch0 Master

ST3120026AS

SATA

111.79

Hdd

Serial_Ch1 Master

ST3120026AS

SATA

111.79

Hdd

Figure5

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4.ThenyouwillseeamenuforyoutoselecttheRAIDtype(Figure6).Usearrowkeys

to select RAID 0 for performance and press <Enter>.

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Auto Setup For Performance Array Mode RAID 0 (Striping)

Create a RAID array with

 

 

Select Disk Drives

RAID 0 for performance

the hard disks attached to VIA RAID controller

Block Size RAID 64K 1 for data protection

Start Create RAID SPAN Process for capacity

 

F1

, Enter ESC

:

:

View Array/disk Status Move to next item Confirm the selection Exit

 
 

:

:

 

Channel

Drive Name

Array Name

 

Mode

Size(GB)

Status

Serial_Ch0 Master

ST3120026AS

SATA

111.79

Hdd

Serial_Ch1 Master

ST3120026AS

SATA

111.79

Hdd

Figure6

4-1 Auto Setup: After selecting the RAID type, you have to decide whether you want the RAID array to be created manually or automatically. The steps below introduce how to autocreate the RAID 0 array. Auto Setup selects the disks drives and creates array automatically.To manually setup RAID 0, please proceed to Step 4-2 on Page 31. 4-1-1. Select Auto Setup For Performance and press <Enter>.

4-1-2. When the Auto create array will destroy all data on disks, Continue? <Y/ N> message (Figure 7) appears, press <Y> to confirm or <N> to quit.

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Auto Setup For Performance

     

Array Mode RAID 0 (Striping) Select Disk Drives Block Size 64K

Create a RAID array with

the hard disks attached to VIA RAID controller

Start Create Process

 

F1

:

View Array/disk Status Move to next item Confirm the selection Exit

 

, Enter ESC

:

Auto create array will destroy all data on disks, Continue? <Y/N>

 

:

:

 

Channel

Drive Name

Array Name

 

Mode

Size(GB)

Status

Serial_Ch0 Master

ST3120026AS

SATA

111.79

Hdd

Serial_Ch1 Master

ST3120026AS

SATA

111.79

Hdd

Figure7

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4-2 Manual Setup: If you want to configure RAID 0 manually, please follow the steps below.

4-2-1. Do not select the Auto Setup for Performance option. Select the Select Disk Drives option and press <Enter>. The selection bar will move to the Serial_Ch0 Mas- ter item. You may use the arrow keys and <Enter> key to set which of the Serial_Ch0/ 1 Master item to be Stripe0/Stripe1. Then both of the two channels will be marked with

anasterisk(Figure8).

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Auto Setup For Performance Array Mode RAID 0 (Striping)

   

Create a RAID array with the hard disks attached to VIA RAID controller

 

Select Disk Drives

   

Block Size 64K

 

Start Create Process

 

F1

:

View Array/disk Status Move to next item Confirm the selection Exit

 
 

, Enter ESC

:

:

:

 

Channel

Drive Name

Array Name

 

Mode

Size(GB)

Status

[*]Serial_Ch0 Master

ST3120026AS

 

SATA

111.79

Stripe0

[*]Serial_Ch1 Master

ST3120026AS

SATA

111.79

Stripe1

Figure8

4-2-2. After setting RAID disk drives, use arrow keys to select Block Size and press

<Enter>.Thenasmallmenulistingblocksizeoptions(4K~64K)willappear(Figure9).

Please use arrow keys to select the block size according to your requirements and

press<Enter>toreturntotheconfigurationscreen.(Default:64K)

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Auto Setup For Performance

4K (Striping) 8K
4K
(Striping)
8K
       

Array Mode RAID 0 Select Disk Drives

Create a RAID array with

the hard disks attached to VIA RAID controller

Block Size 64K

16K

32K

Start Create Process

64K

F1

:

View Array/disk Status

   

, Enter ESC

:

 

:

Move to next item Confirm the selection Exit

 

:

 

Channel

Drive Name

Array Name

 

Mode

Size(GB)

Status

[*]Serial_Ch0 Master

ST3120026AS

 

SATA

111.79

Stripe0

[*]Serial_Ch1 Master

ST3120026AS

SATA

111.79

Stripe1

Figure9

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5.Whentheconfigurationiscompleted,youmaychecktheRAIDinformationbypressing

the<F1>key(Figure10).

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Auto Setup For Performance Array Mode RAID 0 (Striping) Select Disk Drives Block Size 64K

   

Create a RAID array with

the hard disks attached to VIA RAID controller

Start Create Process

 

F1

:

View Array/disk Status Move to next item Confirm the selection Exit

 

, Enter ESC

:

:

:

 

Array Name

Array Mode

Block Size (GB)

Size(GB)

ARRAY 0

Stripe

64K

223.58

Figure10

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5.3. Creating RAID 1

1. Upon re-boot, you will see the RAID software prompting you to press the <Tab> key to enter the VIA VT8237 SATA RAID BIOS User Window (Figure 11). Press the <Tab> key.

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Figure 11

2. In the VIA VT8237 SATA RAID User Window, use arrow keys to select Create Array

(Figure12)andpress<Enter>toentertheRAIDconfigurationscreenwhereyoumay

choose the RAID array type and which hard drives you want to make part of the array.

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Create Array Create Array

 

Create a RAID array with

 

Create/Delete Spare

 

the hard disks attached to VIA RAID controller

Select Boot Array Serial Number View

 

F1

:

View Array/disk Status Move to next item Confirm the selection Exit

 
 

, Enter ESC

:

:

:

 

Channel

Drive Name

Array Name

 

Mode

Size(GB)

Status

Serial_Ch0 Master

ST3120026AS

SATA

111.79

Hdd

Serial_Ch1 Master

ST3120026AS

SATA

111.79

Hdd

Figure12

3. Select the second option "Array Mode RAID

"

(Figure 13) and press <Enter>.

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Auto Setup For Performance

     

Array Mode RAID 0 (Striping)

Create a RAID array with

the hard disks attached to VIA RAID controller

Select Disk Drives

 

Block Size 64K

 

Start Create Process

 

F1

:

View Array/disk Status Move to next item Confirm the selection Exit

 
 

, Enter ESC

:

:

:

 

Channel

Drive Name

Array Name

 

Mode

Size(GB)

Status

Serial_Ch0 Master

ST3120026AS

SATA

111.79

Hdd

Serial_Ch1 Master

ST3120026AS

SATA

111.79

Hdd

Figure13

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4.ThenyouwillseeamenuforyoutoselecttheRAIDtype(Figure14).Usearrowkeys

to select RAID 1 for data protection and press <Enter>.

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Auto Setup For Performance

Array Mode RAID 0 (Striping)

Create a RAID array with the hard disks attached to VIA RAID controller

 

Select Disk Drives

RAID 0 for performance

 

Block Size 64K

RAID 1 for data protection

Start Create RAID SPAN Process for capacity

F1

:

View Array/disk Status Move to next item Confirm the selection Exit

, Enter ESC

:

 

:

:

 

Channel

Drive Name

Array Name

 

Mode

Size(GB)

Status

Serial_Ch0 Master

ST3120026AS

 

SATA

111.79

Hdd

Serial_Ch1 Master

ST3120026AS

SATA

111.79

Hdd

Figure14

4-1 Auto Setup: After selecting the RAID type, you have to decide whether you want the RAIDarraytobecreatedmanuallyorautomatically.Thestepsbelowintroduceshowto

auto-create the RAID 1 array. To manually setup RAID 1, please proceed to Step 4-2 on Page

35.

4-1-1. Select Auto Setup For Data Security and press <Enter>.

4-1-2. When the Auto create array will destroy all data on disks, Continue? <Y/ N> message appears (Figure 15), press <Y> to confirm or <N> to quit.

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Auto Setup For Data Security

     

Array Mode RAID 1 (Mirroring)

Select Disk Drives

Create a RAID array with

the hard disks attached to VIA RAID controller

Start Create Process

 

F1

:

View Array/disk Status Move to next item Confirm the selection Exit

, Enter ESC

:

Auto create array will destroy all data on disks, Continue? <Y/N>

 

:

:

 

Channel

Drive Name

Array Name

 

Mode

Size(GB)

Status

Serial_Ch0 Master

ST3120026AS

SATA

111.79

Hdd

Serial_Ch1 Master

ST3120026AS

SATA

111.79

Hdd

Figure15

Note: Auto Setup For Data Security selects the disks drives and creates array automatically.However,itdoesnotduplicatethedataonthesourcedisktothemirror disk. We recommend that you use new disks when you want to create an array.

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4-2 Manual Setup: If you want to configure RAID 1 manually, please follow the steps below.

4-2-1. Do not select the Auto Setup for Data Security option. Select the Select Disk Drives option and press <Enter>. The selection bar will move to the Serial_Ch0 Mas- ter item. You may use the arrow keys and <Enter> key to set which of the Serial_Ch0/ 1 Master item to be the Source/Mirror disk. Then both of the two channels will be

markedwithanasterisk(Figure16).

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Auto Setup For Data Security Array Mode RAID 1 (Mirroring)

   

Create a RAID array with the hard disks attached to VIA RAID controller

 

Select Disk Drives

 

Start Create Process

 
 

F1

:

View Array/disk Status Move to next item Confirm the selection Exit

 

, Enter ESC

:

:

:

 

Channel

Drive Name

Array Name

 

Mode

Size(GB)

Status

[*]Serial_Ch0 Master

ST3120026AS

 

SATA

111.79

Source

[*]Serial_Ch1 Master

ST3120026AS

SATA

111.79

Mirror

Figure16

4-2-2. Finally, select the Start Create Process option and press <Enter> to start creating the RAID array. When the Save the data on source disk to mirror after creation? <Y/N> message appears, press <Y> or <N> according to your requirements. If you press <Y>, the data duplication process will begin. If you press <N>, the The data on the selected disks will be destroied, Continue? (Y/N) message will appear. Press<Y>toconfirmor<N>toquit.

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5.When the configuration is completed, you may check the RAID array information by pressing the <F1> key (Figure 17).

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Auto Setup For Data Security

Array Mode RAID 1 (Mirroring)

 

Create a RAID array with

Select Disk Drives

the hard disks attached to VIA RAID controller

Start Create Process

 
 

F1

:

View Array/disk Status Move to next item Confirm the selection Exit

, Enter ESC

:

:

:

 

Array Name

Array Mode

 

Size(GB)

ARRAY 0

Mirror

Block Size (GB) N/A

111.79

Figure17

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5.4. DeletingRAID Array

1. To delete the current RAID array, select the Delete Array option from the main screen

(Figure18)andpress<Enter>.

2.SelectthetargetRAID Arraytobedeletedwitharrowkeysandpress<Enter>andthe message The selected array will be destroied, Are you sure? Continue? Press Y/N will appear.

3.Press<Y>toconfirmor<N>toquit.

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Create Array

Delete a RAID array contain

 

Delete Array

 

the hard disks attached to VIA RAID controller

Create/Delete Spare

Select Boot Array Serial Number View

 

F1

:

View Array/disk Status Move to next item Confirm the selection Exit

 
 

, Enter ESC

:

:

:

 

Channel

Drive Name

Array Name

 

Mode

Size(GB)

Status

Serial_Ch0 Master

ST3120026AS

ARRAY 0

SATA

111.79

Stripe0

Serial_Ch1 Master

ST3120026AS

ARRAY 0

SATA

111.79

Stripe1

Figure18

ExceptforRAID1array,allthedataonthediskarraywillbedestroyedafteradiskarrayis

deleted.WhenRAID1arrayisdeleted,thedataonthetwoRAIDdiskswillbereservedand

thetwoharddiskswillbecomenormaldiskdrives.

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5.5. Selecting Boot Array

You can select a disk array as the boot device if you want to boot operating system fromanarray. 1. Select the Select Boot Array option from the main screen and press <Enter>. 2. The selection bar will move to the Serial_CH0 Master option. Press <Enter> and you'llseetheRAIDdisksmarkedwithasterisksandtheStatusareawillshow

"Boot."(Figure19)

3.Ifyouwanttocanceltheselection,press<Enter>onthearrayagaintoeliminatethe

asteriskmarks.

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Create Array

Set/Clear bootable array.

 

Delete Array

 

Create/Delete Spare

 

Select Boot Array Serial Number View

F1

:

View Array/disk Status Move to next item Confirm the selection Exit

 
 

, Enter ESC

:

:

:

 

Channel

Drive Name

Array Name

Mode

Size(GB)

Status

[*]Serial_Ch0 Master

ST3120026AS

ARRAY 0

SATA

111.79

Boot

[*]Serial_Ch1 Master

ST3120026AS

ARRAY 0

SATA

111.79

Boot

Figure19

5.6. Viewing Serial Number

To view the serial number of RAID disks, you may select Serial Number View from the mainscreenandpress<Enter>.UsearrowkeysselectthetargetRAIDdisk.TheSerial Numberprovidedbytheharddrivemanufacturerwillbedisplayedatthebottomofthe

screen(Figure20).

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Create Array

View the serial number of hard disk, it is useful for identify same model disks.

 

Delete Array

Create/Delete Spare

 

Select Boot Array Serial Number View

 

F1

:

View Array/disk Status Move to next item Confirm the selection Exit

 
 

, Enter ESC

:

:

:

 

Channel

Drive Name

Array Name

 

Mode

Size(GB)

Status

Serial_Ch0 Master

 

ST3120026AS

ARRAY 0

SATA

111.79

Strip0

Serial_Ch1 Master

ST3120026AS

ARRAY 0

SATA

111.79

Strip1

Serial Number:

3JT354CP

 

Figure20

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5.7. Making the SATA RAID Driver Disk

FortheRAIDdiskstoberecognizedcorrectlyduringWindows2000/XPSetupprocess,

you need to install the SATA RAID driver at the beginning of Windows Setup. The RAID

driverneedstobecopiedfromthemotherboarddriverCDtoafloppydisk.Theproce-

durebelowintroduceshowtomakeafloppydiskcontainingtheRAIDdriver.

1.Findanavailablesystemandinsertablankformattedfloppydiskinthefloppydisk

drive and insert the axper motherboard driver CD in the CD-ROM drive. The AUTORUN utilitywillappearonthescreenautomatically.ExittheutilityfirstandthenGoto My omputer and right-click the CD-ROM icon to select Open.

2.IntheBootDrvfolder,double-clicktheMENU.exefile(Figure21).ThenaMS-DOS

promptscreenwillappear(Figure22).

3.SelecttheRAIDdriverforyourmotherboardusingnumberorletterkeys(Example:

select VIA 8237 Series ATA for the XP-K7V600 motherboard.) Then the driver file willbeautomaticallycopiedandtransferredtothefloppydisk. Waituntilit'sdone, then you can proceed to load the SATA driver and install Windows operating system totheRAIDdisks.

driver and install Windows operating system totheRAIDdisks. Figure21 Figure22 5.8. Loading the VIA 8237 Serial ATA

Figure21

install Windows operating system totheRAIDdisks. Figure21 Figure22 5.8. Loading the VIA 8237 Serial ATA Driver 1.Boot

Figure22

5.8. Loading the VIA 8237 Serial ATA Driver

1.Boot from the Windows 2000/XP Installation CD. Press <F6> as soon as you see the Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver message

(Figure23.)

Windows Setup

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

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2.Afterpressing<F6>,waituntilthescreenasshowninFigure24appears.Insertthe

driverdiskinyourfloppydiskdriveandpress<S>key.Ifthescreendoesn'tappear,

it'spossiblethatyoudidnotpress<F6>intime.PleaserepeatStep1.

Windows Setup

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

<none>

* To specify additional SCSI adapters, CD-ROM drives, or special disk controllers for use with Windows, including those for which you have a device support disk from a mass storage device manufacturer, press S.

* If you do not have any device support disks from a mass storage device manufacturer, or do not want to specify additional mass storage devices for use with Windows, press ENTER.

S=Specify Additional Device

ENTER=Continue

F3=Exit

Figure24

3.When the screen as shown in Figure 25 appears, select the correct driver for your system by using the arrow keys and press <Enter>

Windows Setup

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

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

VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller(Windows XP)

VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller(Windows 2000) VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller(Windows NT4) VIA ATA/ATAPI Host Controller(Windows XP)

ENTER=Select

F3=Exit

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4. Press <Enter> (Figure 26) and system will begin to load the Serial ATA driver.

Windows Setup

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

VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller(Windows XP)

* To specify additional SCSI adapters, CD-ROM drives, or special disk controllers for use with Windows, including those for which you have a device support disk from a mass storage device manufacturer, press S.

* If you do not have any device support disks from a mass storage device manufacturer, or do not want to specify additional mass storage devices for use with Windows, press ENTER.

S=Specify Additional Device Enter=Continue

F3=Exit

Figure26

5.Followtheon-screeninstructionstocompleteWindowsinstallationandinstallationof

allrequireddrivers.