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Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • • • • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver Connect the equipment onto an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help

Shielded interconnect cables and a shielded AC power cable must be employed with this equipment to ensure compliance with the pertinent RF emission limits governing this device. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the system’s manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

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including interference that may cause undesired operation Canadian Department of Communications This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-causing Equipment Regulations. Operation is subject to the following conditions: • • This device may not cause harmful interference. Go to page 7 Chapter 3 Using BIOS Provides information on using the BIOS Setup Utility. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Réglement sur le matériel brouilieur du Canada. and This device must accept any interference received. About the Manual The manual consists of the following: Chapter 1 Introducing the Motherboard Describes features of the motherboard.ii Declaration of Conformity This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Go to page 1 Chapter 2 Installing the Motherboard Describes installation of motherboard components. Go to page 27 Chapter 4 Using the Motherboard Software Describes the motherboard software Go to page 43 Chapter 5 SIS968 SATA RAID Setup Guide Provides information about SATA RAID Setup Go to page 47 Preface .

................................................................................................................................................................................................................................12 Installing Hardware....................13 Installing the Processor.........................8 Checking Jumper Settings..................................................................9 Jumper Settings.................................................................................................................................7 Choosing a Computer Case......................4 Chapter 2 7 Installing the Motherboard 7 Safety Precautions.................34 ..............27 Using BIOS.............32 Advanced Chipset Setup............................................21 Connecting I/O Devices.....29 Using BIOS 27 About the Setup Utility.8 Setting Jumpers.....................................................20 Connecting Optional Devices ..10 Front Panel Connector..7 Installing the Motherboard in a Case......................7 Checking Jumper Settings.....................................................19 Installing Add-on Cards ..................27 Updating the BIOS......................................................................9 Connecting Case Components................................................................................................................................................................................2 Motherboard Components.............................................................................................................................iii TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface Chapter 1 i 1 Introducing the Motherboard 1 Introduction......26 Chapter 3 27 The Standard Configuration.................................................................................................................................................................................................................1 Feature.............................................................................................................................30 Advanced Setup............................................................................................................................15 Installing a Hard Disk Drive/CD-ROM/SATA Hard Drive......18 Installing a Floppy Diskette Drive..........................................................................................................................................................................27 Entering the Setup Utility.........................13 Installing Memory Modules................................................................................................29 Standard CMOS Setup.......................................................

.....................................41 User Password ....42 Exit Without Saving......47 What is RAID...........35 Power Management Setup...................47 Features.....................................43 Running Setup..............................................................................................................................................................................................................48 BIOS Utility Operation............................................................................................47 Support Operating Systems.........................................................................................46 Utility Software Reference...............................................................................................................................................................42 Chapter 4 43 Using the Motherboard Software 43 About the Software CD-ROM...................44 Manual Installation....................................................................................................................................iv Integrated Peripherals..........................................................................38 PC Health Status....................................................................................................................................41 Supervisor Password........................................43 Auto-installing under Windows 2000/XP..............................36 PCI/PnP Setup....47 Installing Software Drivers................................................................46 Chapter 5 47 SIS968 SATA RAID Setup Guide 47 Introduction for SiS968 SATA RAID Function..................................................................................40 Load Default Settings..49 ...............................................................................................................................................................................39 Frequency/Voltage Control .....................42 Save & Exit Setup.........................................

four USB ports. and audio jacks for microphone. It implements an EHCI compliant interface that provides 480Mb/s bandwidth for eight USB 2. including PS/2 mouse and keyboard connectors. Introducing the Motherboard . LPT1 (optional). one optional LAN port. The Southbridge integrates a Serial ATA host controller. It supports two DDR2 Sockets with up to maximum memory of 4 GB.1 Chapter 1 Introducing the Motherboard Introduction Thank you for choosing the 671T-M motherboard. This motherboard is a high performance. This motherboard is equipped with advanced full set of I/O ports in the rear panel. COM1. VGA. The memory controller supports DDR2 memory DIMM frequencies of 667/533/400. One onboard IDE connector supports two IDE devices in Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33.1. line-in and 6/8-channel (optional) line-out. enhanced function motherboard that supports the LGA775 socket Intel Core™ 2 Duo/Pentium D/Pentium 4/Celeron D processors for high-end business or personal desktop markets. supporting two SATA ports with maximum transfer rate up to 3. High resolution graphics via one PCI Express slot.0 Gb/s each. is fully compliant to the PCI Express Specification revision 1. The SiS671 Northbridge chipset features the AGTL & AGTL+ compliant bus driver technology with integrated on-die termination to support Intel Pentium 4 series processors with FSB 1066/800/533 MHz. The SiS968 Southbridge supports Hi-Precision Event Timer (HPET) for Microsoft Windows with multiple DMA bus architecture that supports isochroous request and continuous packet transmission.0 ports. The motherboard incorporates the SiS671 Northbridge (NB) and SiS968 Southbridge (SB) chipsets. intended for Graphics Interface. one optional 1394a port.

0 Host Controller supporting up to eight USB 2. The SiS671 Northbridge (NB) and SiS968 Southbridge (SB) chipset is based on an innovative and scalable architecture with proven reliability and performance.2 GB/s Bandwidth Compliant with PCI 2.2 Feature Processor This motherboard uses an LGA775 type of Intel Core™ 2 Duo/Pentium D/Pentium 4/ Celeron D that carries the following features: • Accommodates Intel Core™ 2 Duo/Pentium D/Pentium 4/Celeron D processors • Supports a system bus (FSB) of 1066/800/533 MHz • Supports “Hyper-Threading” technology CPU “Hyper-Threading” technology enables the operating system into thinking it’s hooked up to two processors. allowing two threads to be run in parallel. SiS671 (NB) • • Supports 12 outstanding transactions and out-of-order completion Accommodates high throughput SiS MuTIOL 1G interconnecting to SiS968 MuTIOL 1G media I/O with bi-directional 16-bit data bus to perform 1GB/s bandwidth in 133 MHz x 4 mode Integrates Host-to-PCI Express Bridge fully compliant with PCI Express Specification 1.1 Integrated SATA 3.0 Gb/s Host Controller Integrated USB 2.3 specificaiton supporting up to 6 PCI masters Compliant with PCI Express 1.1 Supports 256-Mb.0 ports Supports single IDE Master/Slave Controller supports Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33 Chipset • • • SiS968 (SB) • • • • • • Memory • • • Supports DDR2 667/533/400 DDR SDRAM memory module Accommodates two unbuffered DIMMs Up to 2 GB per DIMM with maximum memory size up to 4 GB Introducing the Motherboard . 512-Mb and 1-Gb DDR2 technologies for x8 and x16 devices Supports High Performance & High Quality 3D/2D Graphics Accelerator Integrated Multi-threaded I/O link Ensures Concurrency of Upstream/down Stream Data Transfer with 1. both on separate “logical” processors within the same physical processor.

75V VREFOUT Meets Microsoft WHQL/WLP 2. Integrated I/O The motherboard has a full set of I/O ports and connectors: • • • • • • • • Two PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard One serial port One parallel port (optional) One VGA port Four USB ports One 1394a port (optional) One LAN port (optional) Audio jacks for microphone.3 compliant slots • One 40-pin IDE connector that support two IDE devices • One floppy disk drive interface • Two 7-pin SATA connector This motherboard supports UltraDMA bus mastering with transfer rates of 133/100/66 MB/s.3u fast Ethernet transceiver Low-power mode MII and 7-wire serial interface Integrated Gigabit Ethernet Controller for PCI ExpressTM Applications Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver Wake-on-LAN and remote wake-up support This motherboard may support either of the following Audio chipsets: • • • • • • • • • 5.x audio requirements Direct Sound 3DTM compatible Audio Expansion Options The motherboard comes with the following expansion options: • One PCI Express slot for Graphic Interface • One PCI Express x1 slot • Two 32-bit PCI v2.1+2 channel High Definition Audio Codec All DACs Support 192k/96k/48k/44. line-in and 6/8-channel (optional) line-out Introducing the Motherboard .3 Onboard LAN (Optional) The onboard LAN provides either of the following LAN with following features: • Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller for PCI ExpressTM Applications • Integrated 10/100 transceiver • Wake-on-LAN and remote wake-up support • • • • • • 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX IEEE 802.1k/48k/96k sample rate Meets Microsoft WHQL/WLP 3.1 Channel High Definition Audio Codec ADCs support 44.5V/3.0x audio requirements Direct Sound 3DTM compatible 7.1kHz DAC sample rate Software selectable 2.

Some hardware specifications and software items are subject to change without prior notice.4 BIOS Firmware This motherboard uses AMI BIOS that enables users to configure many system features including the following: • Power management • Wake-up alarms • CPU parameters • CPU and memory timing The firmware can also be used to set parameters for different processor clock speeds. Introducing the Motherboard .

5 Motherboard Components Introducing the Motherboard .

Introducing the Motherboard . COM2* 16. FDD1 6. 1394* 15. SPDIFO1 20. SATA1~2 11. IR2* 5. PCIE1 22. WOL1* 17. SYS_FAN1 8. SPI_C 10. IDE1 7. PANEL1 12. PCIEX1 23. F_AUDIO 19. JLPC1* 13. CD_IN1 18. ATX12V1 COMPONENTS LGA775 socket for Intel CoreTM 2 Duo/Pentium D/Pentium 4/Celeron D CPUs CPU cooling fan connector 240-pin DDR2 SDRAM slots Infrared header Floppy disk drive connector Primary IDE connector System cooling fan connector Clear CMOS jumper SPI_ROM header Serial ATA connectors Front panel switch/LED header Low pin count header Front Panel USB headers IEEE 1394a header Onboard Serial port header Wake On LAN connector Analog audio input connector Front panel audio header SPDIF out header 32-bit add-on card slots PCI Express x1 slot PCI Express slot for graphics interface Standard 24-pin ATX power connector Auxiliary 4-pin power connector “*” stands for optional components.6 Table of Motherboard Components LABEL 1. This concludes Chapter 1. USB3~4 14. DIMM1~2 4. PCI1~2 21. CPU Socket 2. CPU_FAN1 3. CLR_CMOS1 9. The next chapter explains how to install the motherboard. ATX_POWER1 24.

7 Chapter 2 Installing the Motherboard Safety Precautions • • • • • Follow these safety precautions when installing the motherboard Wear a grounding strap attached to a grounded device to avoid damage from static electricity Discharge static electricity by touching the metal case of a safely grounded object before working on the motherboard Leave components in the static-proof bags they came in Hold all circuit boards by the edges. Do not bend circuit boards Choosing a Computer Case There are many types of computer cases on the market. Most system cases have mounting brackets installed in the case. Make sure that the I/O template in the case matches the I/O ports installed on the rear edge of the motherboard. Secondly. The motherboard complies with the specifications for the Micro ATX system case. this motherboard supports one or two floppy diskette drives and two enhanced IDE drives. Most cases have a choice of I/O templates in the rear panel. Choose a case that accommodates this form factor. some features on the motherboard are implemented by cabling connectors on the motherboard to indicators and switches on the system case. Ensure that your case has an I/O template that supports the I/O ports and expansion slots on your motherboard. This motherboard carries a Micro ATX form factor of 244 x 220 mm. First. Make sure that your case has sufficient power and space for all drives that you intend to install. Make sure that your case supports all the features required. Place the motherboard over the mounting brackets and secure the motherboard onto the mounting brackets with screws. Installing the Motherboard . Installing the Motherboard in a Case Refer to the following illustration and instructions for installing the motherboard in a case. which correspond the holes in the motherboard.

8 Do not over-tighten the screws as this can stress the motherboard. the jumper is OPEN. Checking Jumper Settings This section explains how to set jumpers for correct configuration of the motherboard. When the jumper cap is placed on both pins. If you remove the jumper cap. This illustration shows a 3-pin jumper. Jumpers with more than one pin are numbered. Setting Jumpers Use the motherboard jumpers to set system configuration options. The illustrations show a 2-pin jumper. When setting the jumpers. the jumper is SHORT. or place the jumper cap on just one pin. Pins 1 and 2 are SHORT SHORT OPEN Installing the Motherboard . ensure that the jumper caps are placed on the correct pins.

Pin 1 is labeled.9 Checking Jumper Settings The following illustration shows the location of the motherboard jumpers. CLR_CMOS1 1 Installing the Motherboard . Jumper Settings Jumper Type Description Setting (default) 1-2: NORMAL 2-3: CLEAR CLR_CMOS1 3-pin CLEAR CMOS Before clearing the CMOS. make sure to turn off the system.

With the 20-pin power cable. 5 Connect the auxiliary case power supply connector to ATX12V1. the latches of power cable and the ATX1 24-pin power cable Installing the Motherboard . 4 Connect the standard power supply connector to ATX_POWER1. just as the pic20-pin power cable With ATX v2.10 Connecting Case Components After you have installed the motherboard into a case. 3 Connect the case switches and indicator LEDs to the PANEL1. just align the 20pin power cable with the pin 1 of the ATX1 connector. Refer to the following: 1 Connect the CPU cooling fan cable to CPU_FAN1. users please note that when installing 24-pin power cable. users please note that when installing 20-pin power cable. the latche of power cable falls on the left side of the ATX1 connector latch. A minimum power of 300W is recommended for a fully- With ATX v1.x power supply. 2 Connect the system cooling fan connector to SYS_FAN1. you can begin connecting the motherboard components. Connecting 20/24-pin power cable Users please note that the 20-pin and 24-pin power cables can both be connected to the ATX1 connector. using 20-pin power cable may cause the system to become unbootable or unstable because of insufficient electricity.x power supply. However.

3V +3.11 CPU_FAN1/SYS_FAN1: FAN Power Connectors Pin Signal Name GND +12V Function 1 2 3 4 Ground Power +12V Sensor FAN Control Signal Sense Control Users please note that the fan connector supports the CPU cooling fan of 1.4W max) at +12V.2A (26.1A ~ 2.3V Pin Signal Name +3.3V Ground +5V Ground +5V Ground PWRGD +5VSB +12V +12V +3.3V -12V Ground PS_ON Ground Ground Ground -5V +5V +5V +5V Ground 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Installing the Motherboard . ATX12V1: ATX 12V Power Connector Pin 1 2 3 4 Signal Name Ground Ground +12V +12V ATX_POWER1: ATX 24-pin Power Connector Pin Signal Name +3.

The switch should maintain contact for to signal the power supply to switch on or off. Power Switch Supporting the power on/off function requires connecting pins 6 and 8 to contact switch that is normally open. Power/Sleep/Message waiting LED Connecting pins 2 and 4 to a single or dual-color. When the switch is closed. Reset Switch Supporting the reset function requires connecting pin 5 and 7 to a momentary-contact switch that is normally open. The LED will also show activity for devices connected to the SCSI (hard drive activity LED) connector. After receiving a power on/off signal. front panel mounted LED provides power on/off. sleep. an IDE drive should be connected to the onboard IDE interface. The time requirement is due bounce circuitry. at least two seconds the power supply recognizes another on/off signal. and message waiting indication. the board resets and runs POST. For the LED to function properly.12 Front Panel Connector The front panel connector (PANEL1) provides a standard set of switch and LED connectors commonly found on ATX or micro-ATX cases. Refer to the table below for information: Pin 1 3 5 7 9 Signal Function Pin 2 4 6 8 Signal Function HD_LED_P Hard disk LED+ HD_LED_N Hard disk LEDRST_SW_N Reset Switch RST_SW_P RSVD Reset Switch Reserved FP PWR/SLP *MSG LED+ FP PWR/SLP *MSG LEDPWR_SW_P Power Switch PWR_SW_N Power Switch No pin 10 Key * MSG LED (dual color or single color) Hard Drive Activity LED Connecting pins 1 and 3 to a front panel mounted LED provides visual indication that data is being read from or written to the hard drive. a momentaryat least 50 ms to internal deelapses before Installing the Motherboard .

Warning: Over-clocking components can adversely affect the reliability of the system and introduce errors into your system. there are small surface-mount resistors near the processor socket. If the clip of the cooling fan scrapes across the motherboard. the clock speed and system bus frequency of the processor. and the quantity of internal cache memory and external cache memory. which may be damaged if the cooling fan is carelessly installed. Over-clocking can permanently damage the motherboard by generating excess heat in components that are run beyond the rated limits. you may cause serious damage to the motherboard or its components. When choosing a processor. We strongly recommend that you do not over-clock processors or other components to run faster than their rated speed. Avoid using cooling fans with sharp edges on the fan casing and the clips. consider the performance requirements of the system. or changing the settings in the system Setup Utility. Installing the Motherboard . You may be able to change these settings by making changes to jumpers on the motherboard. install the cooling fan in a well-lit work area so that you can clearly see the motherboard and processor socket. Also. Performance is based on the processor design. On most motherboards. Before installing the Processor This motherboard automatically determines the CPU clock frequency and system bus frequency for the processor. This motherboard has a LGA775 processor socket.13 Installing Hardware Installing the Processor Caution: When installing a CPU heatsink and cooling fan make sure that you DO NOT scratch the motherboard or any of the surface-mount resistors with the clip of the cooling fan.

Make sure the CPU fan is plugged to the CPU fan connector. C. 1. A. Apply thermal grease on top of the CPU. Unload the cap · Use thumb & forefinger to hold the lifting tab of the cap. 3. Installing the Motherboard . The form and size of fan/heatsink may also vary. B. we suggest that you use a high quality fan with 3800 rpm at least. To achieve better airflow rates and heat dissipation. · Lift the cap up and remove the cap completely from the socket. Be careful not to touch the contacts. Fasten the cooling fan supporting base onto the CPU socket on the motherboard. D. · CPU is locked completely. G. · Use thumb to open the load plate. F. Read and follow the instructions shown on the sticker on the CPU cap. DO NOT remove the CPU cap from the socket before installing a CPU. Return Material Authorization (RMA) requests will be accepted only if the motherboard comes with thecap on the LGA775 socket. · Lift up the lever. CPU fan and heatsink installation procedures may vary with the type of CPU fan/heatsink sup plied. 2. Close the load plate · Slightly push down the load plate onto the tongue side. Make sure you match triangle marker to pin 1 location. Open the load plate · Use thumb & forefinger to hold the hook of the lever. pushing down and pulling aside unlock it. and hook the lever.14 CPU Installation Procedure The following illustration shows CPU installation components. Install the CPU on the socket · Orientate CPU package to the socket. Please refer to the CPU cooling fan user’s manual for more detail installation procedure. H. E.

Handle the modules only by their edges. Do not remove any memory module from its antistatic packaging until you are ready to install it on the motherboard. 1 2 3 4 5 6 This motherboard supports unbuffered DDR2 SDRAM only. Do not touch the components or metal parts.15 Installing Memory Modules This motherboard accomodates two memory modules. Align the memory module with the slot. Push the latches on each side of the DIMM slot down. Each module can be installed with 2 GB of memory. It can support two 240-pin unbuffered DIMMs. DDR SDRAM memory module table Memory module Memory Bus DDR2 400 DDR2 533 DDR2 667 200 MHz 266 MHz 333 MHz You must install at least one module in any of the two slots. The total memory capacity is 4 GB. Installing the Motherboard . Always wear a grounding strap when you handle the modules. total memory capacity is 4 GB. Check that the cutouts on the DIMM module edge connector match the notches in the DIMM slot. DDR2 667/533/400. Install any remaining DIMM modules. The slot latches are levered upwards and latch on to the edges of the DIMM. Install the DIMM module into the slot and press it firmly down until it seats correctly. The DIMM slots are keyed with notches and the DIMMs are keyed with cutouts so that they can only be installed correctly. Installation Procedure Refer to the following to install the memory modules.

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Table A: DDR2 (memory module) QVL (Qualified Vendor List)
The following DDR2 667/533/400 memory modules have been tested and qualified for use with this motherboard.
Type DDR2 400 Size 256 MB 512 MB Vendor SAMSUNG TwinMos CORSAIR CORSAIR ELPIDA ELPIDA Hynix Kingston Kingston Kingmax Nanya Ramaxel Ramaxel TwinMOS AENEON AENEON A-DATA Auspis CORSAIR DDR2 533 G.SKILL Infineon 512 MB Kingston Kingston Kingston PQI Ramaxel Ramaxel Ramaxel TwinMOS APACER APACER GEIL Hynix 1 GB Infineon Kingmax PQI UMAX Module Name K4T5163QB-ZCCC K4T51083QB-GCCC VC256MB533D2 4PB11D9CHM AET94F-370 E2508AA-DF-E E2508AA-T7F-E HY5PS121621 HYB18T512260AF-3.7 E5116AF-5C-E HY5PS121621 NT5TU32M16AG-37B E5116AF-5C-E 5PB42 D9DCD 8D22IB-ED AET93F370A98Z AET94F370A98U M2GXX2F3H4140A1B0E DR2504-206IK K4T510830B-GCD5 G76 GT HY818T512800AF373346778 HY5PS12821 HYB18T512800AF37 NT5TU64M8AE-37B PQB2648D38R E5108AG-5C-E E5116AF-5C-E 5PB42 D9DCD E5108AB-5C-E E5108AB-5C-E K4T51083QC A016E2864T2AG8AKT5H120001 HY5P512821 F-C4 HY818T512800AF3733344539 KKEA88E4AAKKG-37 PQB2648D38R U2S12D30TP-5C

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Type

Size 256 MB

Vendor Infineon Ramaxel A-DATA A-DATA CORSAIR CORSAIR CORSAIR CORSAIR ELIXIR GEIL GEIL

Module Name HYS64T325001HU-3-A 5NB31 D9DCG AD29608A88-3EG Eipida E5108AE-6E-E VALUESELECT 32M8CEC 64M8CFEPS1000545 64M8CFEPS1000547 K4T5108QC N2TU51280BE-3C GL2L64MO88BA18W GL2L64M088BA30AW 0547W64M8 E5108AE-6E-E 6AD11 D9GCT K4T56083QF-ZCE6 K4T51083QC 04400WB01 R050008A J12Q3AB-6 K4T51083QC K4T5108AE-6E-E TMM6208G8M30B AM4B5708GQJS7E0631F AM4B5708GEWS7E-0637F HYB18T512800AF3S D6408TE8EWL3 PQC2648D3R K4T51083QC TMM6208G8M30A D6408TE8EWL3 U2S12D30TP-6E

512 MB DDR2 667

Infinity PQI Ramaxel SAMSUNG SAMSUNG SyncMAX Transcend Transcend Transcend TwinMOS APACER APACER Infineon Kingston

1 GB

PQI SAMSUNG TwinMOS Transcend UMAX

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Installing a Hard Dish Drive/CD-ROM/SATA Hard Drive
This section describes how to install IDE devices such as a hard disk drive and a CD-ROM drive.

About IDE Devices
Your motherboard has one IDE channel. An IDE ribbon cable supporting two IDE devices is bundled with the motherboard. You must orient the cable connector so that the pin1 (color) edge of the cable correspoinds to the pin 1 of the I/O port connector. IDE1: IDE Connector This motherboard supports two high data transfer SATA ports with each runs up to 3.0 Gb/ s. To get better system performance, we recommend users connect the CD-ROM to the IDE channel, and set up the hard dives on the SATA ports.

IDE devices enclose jumpers or switches used to set the IDE device as MASTER or SLAVE. Refer to the IDE device user’s manual. Installing two IDE devices on one cable, ensure that one device is set to MASTER and the other device is set to SLAVE. The documentation of your IDE device explains how to do this.

About SATA Connectors
Your motherboard features two SATA connectors supporting a total of two drives. SATA, or Serial ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) is the standard interface for the IDE hard drives which are currently used in most PCs. These connectors are well designed and will only fit in one orientation. Locate the SATA connectors on the motherboard and follow the illustration below to install the SATA hard drives.

Installing Serial ATA Hard Drives
To install the Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives, use the SATA cable that supports the Serial ATA protocol. This SATA cable comes with an SATA power cable. You can connect either end of the SATA cable to the SATA hard drive or the connector on the motherboard.

SATA cable

(optional)

SATA power cable

(optional)

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Installing the Motherboard . Attach the other cable end to the SATA hard drive. You must orient the cable connector so that the pin 1 (color) edge of the cable corresponds to the pin 1 of the I/O port connector.25-inch drive and another type of connector for a 3. Installing a Floppy Diskette Drive The motherboard has a floppy diskette drive (FDD) interface and ships with a diskette drive ribbon cable that supports one or two floppy diskette drives.19 Refer to 1 2 3 the illustration below for proper installation: Attach either cable end to the connector on the motherboard. You can install a 5. This motherboard does not support the “Hot-Plug” function. connect the remaining plugs on the other end to the floppy drives correspondingly. FDD1: Floppy Disk Connector This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable.25-inch drive and a 3. The floppy diskette drive cable has one type of connector for a 5.5-inch drive with various capacities. After connecting the single end to the onboard floppy connector. Attach the SATA power cable to the SATA hard drive and connect the other end to the power supply.5-inch drive.

Expansion slots are a means of adding or enhancing the motherboard’s features and capabilities. Before installing an add-on card. you may have to manually configure the card before installation.1 as well. PCIEX1 Slot The PCI Express slot is used to install an external PCI Express graphics card that is fully compliant to the PCI Express Base Specification revision 1. which for the most part. With these efficient facilities.3 compliant. Installing the Motherboard . PCI stands for Peripheral Component Interconnect and is a bus standard for expansion cards. you can increase the motherboard’s capabilities by adding hardware that performs tasks that are not part of the basic system. check the documentation for the card carefully.1. is a supplement of the older ISA bus standard. If the card is not Plug and Play. This motherboard is equipped with two standard PCI slots.20 Installing Add-on Cards The slots on this motherboard are designed to hold expansion cards and connect them to the system bus. The PCI slots on this board are PCI v2. PCIE1 Slot PCI1~2 Slots The PCI Express x1 slot is fully compliant to the PCI Express Base Specification revision 1.

For some add-on cards.21 Follow these instructions to install an add-on card: 1 2 3 Remove a blanking plate from the system case corresponding to the slot you are going to use. you have to install drivers and software before you can begin using the add-on card. Secure the metal bracket of the card to the system case with a screw. for example graphics adapters and network adapters. Ensure that the edge connector is correctly seated in the slot. Install the edge connector of the add-on card into the expansion slot. Connecting Optional Devices Refer to the following for information on connecting the motherboard’s optional devices: Installing the Motherboard .

It eliminates limitations of the current Parallel ATA interface. Pin Signal Name AUD_MIC AUD_GND AUD_VCC AUD_F_R AUD_RET_R REVD Key AUD_F_L AUD_RET_L Signal Name PORT 1L PORT 1R PORT 2R SENSE_SEND PORT 2L Function Front Panel Microphone input signal Ground used by Analog Audio Circuits Filtered +5V used by Analog Audio Circuits Right Channel audio signal to Front Panel RightChannelAudiosignaltoReturnfromFrontPanel Reserved No Pin Left Channel Audio signal to Front Panel Left Channel Audio signal to Return from Front Panel Pin 2 Signal Name AUD_GND PRESENCE# SENSE1_RETURN KEY SENSE2_RETURN 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pin AUD_MIC_BIAS Microphone Power 1 3 5 7 9 4 6 8 10 SATA1~2: Serial ATA connectors These connectors are used to support the new Serial ATA devices for the highest date transfer rates (3. But maintains register compatibility and software compatibility with Parallel ATA.22 F-AUDIO: Front Panel Audio header (optional) This header allows the user to install auxiliary front-oriented microphone and 6/8 (optional) line-out ports for easier access. simpler disk drive cabling and easier PC assembly. Pin Signal Name Ground TX (-) RX (-) Ground Pin Signal Name TX (+) Ground RX (+) - 1 3 5 7 2 4 6 - CD_IN1: Analog audio input connector Pin Signal Name CD in_L GND GND CD in_R Function 1 2 3 4 CD In left channel Ground Ground CD In right channel Installing the Motherboard .0 Gb/s).

Additionally.23 USB3~4: Front Panel USB headers The motherboard has four USB ports installed on the rear edge I/O port array. Pin Signal Name NDCDB NSINB NSOUTB NDTRB GND NDSRB NRTSB NCTSB NRIB KEY Serial Data In Serail Data Out Data terminal ready Ground Date set ready Request to send Clear to send Ring Indicator Key Function Data carry detect 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Installing the Motherboard . use auxiliary USB connector to connect the front-mounted ports to the motherboard. Pin Signal Name USBPWR USBPWR USB_FP_P0USB_FP_P1USB_FP_P0+ USB_FP_P1+ GND GND Key USB_FP_OC0 Function Front Panel USB Power Front Panel USB Power USB Port 0 Negative Signal USB Port 1 Negative Signal USB Port 0 Positive Signal USB Port 1 Positive Signal Ground Ground No pin Overcurrent signal 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Please make sure that the USB cable has the same pin assignment as indicatged above. If you have this kind of case. SPDIFO1: SPDIF out header This is an optional header that provides an S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) output to digital multimedia device through optical fiber or coaxial connector. some computer cases have USB ports at the front of the case. Pin Signal Name SPDIF +5VA Key GND 5V analog Power No pin Ground Function SPDIF digital output 1 2 3 4 COM2: Onboard serial port header (optional) Connect a serial port extension bracket to this header to add a second serial port to your system. A different pin assignment may cause damage or system hang-up.

When your system is in a power-saving mode. any LAN signal automatically resumes the system. use the cable provided with the card to plug into the WOL connector onboard. Pin Signal Name 5VSB GND Ring# Function +5V stand by power Ground Wake up signal (low active) 1 2 3 JLPC1: TPM header (optional) Pin No. 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 Symbol GND KEY NC L_AD2 L_AD1 GND SM_DAT SERIRQ CLKRUN# NC Installing the Motherboard . Pin Signal Name CHIP SELECT VCC DATA OUTPUT HOLD WRITE PROTECT CLOCK CND DATA INPUT Select chip VCC Data output Hold BIOS write protect Clock CND Data input Function 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 WOL1: Wake On LAN connector (optional) If you have installed a LAN card. You must enable this item using the Power Management page of the Setup Utility in the BIOS. See Chapter 3 for more information. 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 Symbol CLK_33MHz L_FRAME# PCIRST # L_AD3 VCC3 L_AD0 SM_CLK 3VSB GND L_PCPD# Pin No.24 SPI_C: SPI ROM Header This 8 Mb ROM contains the programmable BIOS program. This enables the Wake On LAN (WOL) feature.

Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). Pin Signal Name TPA+ GND TPB+ Cable-Power Key Pin Pin Signal Name TPAGND TPBCable-Power GND 1 3 5 7 9 2 4 6 8 10 Installing the Motherboard . Infrared ports allow the wireless exchange of information between your computer and similarly equipped devices such as printers. and other computers. laptops.25 IR2: Infrared header (optional) The motherboard supports an Infrared (IRDA) data port. Pin 1 Pin 2 3 4 5 Signal Name VCC Description No Pin IRRX Ground IRTX 1394: Onboard IEEE 1394a header (optional) Connect this header to any device with IEEE 1394a interface.

Users please refer to the following note for specific port function definition. The first jack is for stereo line-in signal. all of the 3 ports. The third jack is for microphone. The second jack is for stereo line-out signal. Serial Port (COM1) VGA Port LAN Port (optional) USB Ports 1394a Port (optional) Audio Ports (optional) Use the COM port to connect serial devices such as mice or fax/modems. B. Connect your monitor to the VGA port. and E port respectively. Use the 1394a port to connect any 1394a device. Parallel Port (LPT1) Use LPT1 to connect printers or other parallel communications (optional) devices. This motherboard may adopt 8-channel audio ports that correspond to the A. A: Center & Woofer B: Back Surround C: Side Surround D: Line-in E: Front Out F: Mic_in Rear The above port definition can be changed to audio input or audio output by changing the driver utility setting. This concludes Chapter 2. and E provide users with both right & left channels individually. Use the USB ports to connect USB devices.B.26 Connecting I/O Devices The backplane of the motherboard has the following I/O ports: PS2 Mouse PS2 Keyboard Use the upper PS/2 port to connect a PS/2 pointing device. COM1 is identified by the system as COM1/3. The next chapter covers the BIOS. In addition. Use the lower PS/2 port to connect a PS/2 keyboard. C. Connect an RJ-45 jack to the LAN port to connect your computer to the Network. Use the three audio ports to connect audio devices. Installing the Motherboard . C.

The BIOS Setup Utility enables you to configure: • • • • Hard drives. After the POST routines are completed. diskette drives and peripherals Video display type and display options Password protection from unauthorized use Power Management features The settings made in the Setup Utility affect how the computer performs. However. The BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) Setup Utility displays the system’s configuration status and provides you with options to set system parameters. BIOS enters the Power-On Self Test (POST) routines. The parameters are stored in battery-backed-up CMOS RAM that saves this information when the power is turned off. When the system is turned back on. POST is a series of built-in diagnostics performed by the BIOS. This Setup Utility should be used: • • • • • when changing the system configuration when a configuration error is detected and you are prompted to make changes to the Setup Utility when trying to resolve IRQ conflicts when making changes to the Power Management configuration when changing the password or making other changes to the Security Setup Entering the Setup Utility When you power on the system.27 Chapter 3 Using BIOS About the Setup Utility The computer uses the latest “American Megatrends Inc. The Standard Configuration A standard configuration has already been set in the Setup Utility.” BIOS with support for Windows Plug and Play. we recommend that you read this chapter in case you need to make any changes in the future. This chapter provides explanations for Setup Utility options. The CMOS chip on the motherboard contains the ROM setup instructions for configuring the motherboard BIOS. ensure that you understand the Setup Utility options. the following message appears: Using BIOS . Before using the Setup Utility. the system is configured with the values you stored in CMOS.

Inc. Standard CMOS Setup Advanced Setup Advanced Chipset Setup Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PCI/PnP Setup PC Health Status Frequency/Voltage Control Load Default Settings Supervisor Password User Password Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving : Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save F1:General Help F9: Optimized Defaults ESC: Exit v02. American Megatrends. BIOS Navigation Keys The BIOS navigation keys are listed below: KEY ESC +/-/PU/PD Enter F9 F10 F1 FUNCTION Exits the current menu Scrolls through the items on a menu Modifies the selected field’s values Select Loads an optimized setting for better performance Saves the current configuration and exits setup Displays a screen that describes all key functions Using BIOS .28 Press DEL to enter SETUP Press the delete key to access the BIOS Setup Utility. Inc. American Mega trends.Copyright (C) 1985-2005.59 (C)Copyright 1985-2005. CMOS Setup Utility -.

ROM When the installation is complete. Use the cursor arrow keys to scroll through the items in the submenu. Using BIOS . the main menu appears. The computer will restart automatically. (Refer to Windows online help for information on creating a bootable system disk. Install new BIOS as follows: 1 2 3 Create a bootable system disk. Use the cursor arrow keys to move the highlight to other options. When an option is highlighted. reset the jumper to protect the newly installed BIOS from being overwritten. New BIOS provides support for new peripherals.) At the A:\ prompt. default values are enclosed in parenthesis. (You might need to run the Setup Utility and change the boot priority items on the Advanced BIOS Features Setup page. 4 5 Using BIOS When you start the Setup Utility. If your motherboard has a Flash BIOS jumper. Submenu items are denoted by a triangle . The main menu of the Setup Utility displays a list of the options that are available. Other options lead to dialog boxes that prompt you for information. Some options lead to pop-up dialog boxes that prompt you to verify that you wish to execute that option. A highlight indicates which option is currently selected. Copy these files to the system diskette you created in Step 1. Example: AMINF340. Some options (marked with a triangle ) lead to submenus that enable you to change the values for the option. to force your computer to boot from the floppy diskette drive first. Turn off your computer and insert the system diskette in your computer’s diskette drive. type the Flash Utility program name and the file name of the new bios and then press <Enter>.) Download the Flash Utility and new BIOS file from the manufacturer’s Web site. remove the floppy diskette from the diskette drive and restart your computer. execute the option by pressing <Enter>.29 Updating the BIOS You can download and install updated BIOS for this motherboard from the manufacturer’s Web site. In this manual.EXE 040706. improvements in performance. or fixes for known bugs.

Copyright (C) 1985-2005. Use these items to configure each device on the IDE channel. CMOS Setup Utility . Inc. Standard CMOS Setup Date Time Primary IDE Master Primary IDE Slave S-ATA 1 S-ATA 2 Thu. Inc. 01/ 25/2007 00:01:21 Not Detected Not Detected Not Detected Not Detected Help Item Use [ENTER]. American Megatrends. Primary IDE Master Primary IDE Master Device : ATAPI CDROM Vendor : ASUS DVD-E616P3 LBA Mode : Supported PIO Mode :4 Async DMA : MultiWord DMA-2 Ultra DMA : Ultra DMA-2 Type PIO Mode DMA Mode Auto Mode Auto Mode Auto Mode Help Item Select the type of device connected to the system. : Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save and Exit ESC: Exit F1:General Help F9: Optimized Defaults Using BIOS .Copyright (C) 1985-2005. these items are automatically updated whenever you make changes to the Windows Date and Time Properties utility.44 MB 31/2” . Use [+] or [-] to configure system Date. : Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save and Exit ESC: Exit F1:General Help F9: Optimized Defaults Date and Time The Date and Time items show the current date and time on the computer. IDE BusMaster Drive A Enabled 1.30 Standard CMOS Setup This option displays basic information about your system. Primary IDE Master/Slave. In addition. American Megatrends. If you are running a Windows OS. S-ATA 1/2 Your computer has one IDE channel and each channel can be installed with one or two devices (Master and Slave). this motherboard supports two SATA channels and each channel allows one SATA device to be installed. [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] TO select a field. CMOS Setup Utility .

it will enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing more data during each transfer PIO Mode (Auto Mode) Use this item to set the PIO mode to enhance hard disk performance by optimizing the hard disk timing. Press <Esc> to return to the Standard CMOS Setup page. Drive A (1 . If the feature is enabled..44 MB 31/2”) These items set up size and capacity of the floppy diskette drive(s) installed in the system. DMA Mode (Auto Mode) DMA capability allows user to improve the transfer-speed and data-integrity for compatible IDE devices. Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page. IDE BusMaster (Enabled) This item enables or disables the DMA under DOS mode.31 Type (Auto Mode) Use this item to configure the type of the IDE device that you specify. Using BIOS . We recommend you to leave this item at the default value.

Intel XD Bit (Disabled) This item enables or disables the Intel XD Bit technology. Advanced Setup Thermal Management TM Status Limit CPUID MaxVal Enhanced Halt (C1E) Intel XD Bit Intel EIST Intel Virtulization Technol Quick Power on Self Test Boot Up Numlock Status APIC Mode 1st Boot Device 2nd Boot Device 3rd Boot Device Hard Disk Drives Removable Drives Boot Other Device Enabled TM1 Disabled Enabled Disabled Enabled Enabled Enabled On Enabled USB Flash Disk CD/DVD 1st FLOPPY DRIVE Press Enter Press Enter Yes Help Item For the processor its CPUID belows 0F41h.>=3.8GHz FSB533 : Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save and Exit ESC: Exit F1:General Help F9: Optimized Defaults Thermal Management (Enabled) This item displays CPU’s temperature and enables you to set a safe temperature to Prescott CPU. This item shows only if the CPU supports EIST. enables this to prevent the system from “rebooting” when trying to install Windows NT 4. You might like to enable this item after you are confident that your system hardware is operating smoothly. American Megatrends.6GHz FSB800 2. Boot Up Numlock Status (On) This item defines if the keyboard Num Lock key is active when your system is started.32 Advanced Setup This page sets up more advanced information about your system. Using BIOS . Intel Virtulization Technol (Enabled) When enabled. Intel EIST (Enabled) This item allows users to enable or disable the EIST (Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology) function. Quick Power on Self Test (Enabled) Enable this item to shorten the power on testing (POST) and have your system start up faster. CMOS Setup Utility . a VMM can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Vandor Pool Technology.Freq. Handle this page with caution. Limit CPUID MaxVal (Disabled) Use this item to enable or disable the Max CPU ID value limit. Inc.>=2. 1. TM2 only can be enable under below setting. Any changes can affect the operation of your computer.Copyright (C) 1985-2005. Enhanced Halt (C1E) (Enabled) This item enables or disables enhanced halt. TM Status (TM1) This item displays CPU Monitor status.0.Freq. When suppports Prescott and LGA775 CPUs.

Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page. Inc. Hard Disk Drives Hard Disk Drives 1st Drive ST3160812SV Specifies the boot sequence from the available devices. APIC provides symmetric multi-processing (SMP) for systems. the system searches all other possible locations for an operating system if it fails to find one in the devices specified under the First. Removable Drives Removable Drives 1st Drive 1st FLOPPY DRIVE Specifies the boot sequence from the available devices. Hard Disk Drives (Press Enter) Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen: CMOS Setup Utility .33 APIC Mode (Enabled) This item allows you to enable or disable the APCI (Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller) mode. Removable Drives (Press Enter) Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen: CMOS Setup Utility .Copyright (C) 1985-2005. The devices showed here will be different depending on the exact devices installed on your motherboard. American Megatrends. Help Item : Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save and Exit ESC: Exit F1:General Help F9: Optimized Defaults Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Setup page.DVD/1st FLOPPY DRIVE) Use this item to determine the device order the computer used to look for an operating system to load at start-up time. allowing support for up to 60 processors.Copyright (C) 1985-2005. American Megatrends. Using BIOS . Inc. Help Item : Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save and Exit ESC: Exit F1:General Help F9: Optimized Defaults Press <Esc> to return to the Advanced Setup page. Second and Third boot devices. 1st/2nd/3rd Boot Device (USB Flash Disk/CD. Boot Other Device (Yes) When enabled.

Advanced Chipset Setup CAS Latency Time Aperture Size Select Share Memory Size By SPD 128MB 64MB Help Item Options By SPD 3T 4T 5T : Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save and Exit ESC: Exit F1:General Help F9: Optimized Defaults CAS Latency Time (By SPD) When synchronous DRAM is installed. Aperature Size Select (128MB) This item defines the size of the aperture if you use an AGP graphics adapter.Copyright (C) 1985-2005. the number of clock cycles of CAS latency depends on the DRAM timing. Inc. The AGP aperture refers to a section of the PCI memory address range used for graphics memory that you leave this item at the default value. Share Memory Size (64MB) This item lets you allocate a portion of the main memory for the onboard VGA display application. Using BIOS .34 Advanced Chipset Setup This page sets up more advanced information about your system. Handle this page with caution. Any changes can affect the operation of your computer. Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page. CMOS Setup Utility . American Megatrends. Do not reset this field from the default value specified by the system designer.

Integrated Peripherals Onboard IDE Controller SATA Mode Selection USB Controller Legacy USB Support Onboard Audio DEVICE OnBoard SiS191 Lan DEVICE Onboard LAN Boot ROM Serial Port1 Address *Parallel Port Address *Parallel Port Mode *ECP Mode DMA Channel *Parallel Port IRQ Primary IDE Enabled Enabled HDA DEVICE Enabled Disabled 3F8/IRQ4 378 ECP DMA3 IRQ7 Help Item DISABLED: disables the integrated IDE Controller. OnBoard SiS191 Lan DEVICE (Enabled) This item allows you to control the onboard SiS191 Lan device. Legacy USB Support (Enabled) Use this item to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. OnBoard LAN Boot ROM (Disabled) Use this item to enable or disable the booting from the onboard LAN or a network add-in card with a remote boot ROM installed.Copyright (C) 1985-2005. : Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save and Exit ESC: Exit F1:General Help F9: Optimized Defaults Onboard IDE Controller (Primary) Use this item to enable or disable the onboard IDE interface. If no USB device is detected. OnBoard Audio DEVICE (HDA DEVICE) Use this item to enable or disable the onboard audio device. Serial Port1 Address (3F8/IRQ4) Use this item to enable or disable the onboard COM1/2 serial port. SATA Mode Selection (IDE) Use this item to select the mode of the Serial ATA. Leave this at the default “Enabled” if you want to connect USB devices to your computer. Using BIOS . the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. American Megatrends. Parallel Port Address (378) (optional) Use this item to enable or disable the onboard Parallel port. and to assign a port address. and to assign a port address. Setting to Auto allows the system to detect the presence of USB device at startup. PRIMARY: enables only the Primary IDE Controller. Inc. CMOS Setup Utility . If detected. the legacy USB support is disabled. USB Controller (Enabled) This item enables the USB controller.35 Integrated Peripherals This page sets up some parameters for peripheral devices connected to the system.

: Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save and Exit ESC: Exit F1:General Help F9: Optimized Defaults ACPI Suspend Type (S3(STR)) Use this item to define how your system suspends. then you have to hold the power button down for four seconds to cause a software power down. ECP Mode DMA Channel (DMA3) (optional) Use this item to assign the DMA Channel under ECP Mode function. Using BIOS . In the default.36 Parallel Port Mode (ECP) (optional) Use this item to select the parallel port mode. CMOS Setup Utility . the system shuts down with the exception of a refresh current to the system memory. the system can be resumed by Wake Up Alarms. Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.Copyright (C) 1985-2005. Parallel Port IRQ (IRQ7) (optional) Use this item to assign IRQ to the parallel port. You can select Normal (Standard Parallel Port). or BPP (BiDirectional Parallel Port). Inc. i. If the item is set to Instant-Off. the suspend mode is a suspend to RAM. EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port). If the item is set to Delay 4 Sec.e. ECP (Extended Capabilities Port). S3. Power Management Setup ACPI Suspend Type Soft-off by PWR-BTTN PWRON After PWR-Fail Wake-Up by PME Power On by Ring USB KB Wake Up From S3 PS2 Keyboard Wakeup PS2 Mouse Wakeup Onboard PCIE LAN Wake Up Resume on RTC Alarm S3 (STR) Delay 4 Sec Power Off Enabled Disabled Enabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Help Item Select the ACPI state used for System Suspend. Soft-Off By PWR-BTTN (Delay 4 Sec) Under ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power management Interface) you can create a software power down. This item lets you install a software power down that is controlled by the power button on your system. then the power button causes a software power down. Power Management Setup This page sets up some parameters for system power management operation. American Megatrends. PWRON After PWR-Fail (Power Off) This item enables your computer to automatically restart or return to its operating status. In a software power down.

You must use an ATX power supply in order to use this feature. OnBoard PCIE LAN Wake Up (Disabled) This item enable or disable you to allow PCIE LAN activity to awaken the system from power saving mode. Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page. If you enable this item. Using BIOS . You must use an ATX power supply in order to use this feature. Resume on RTC Alarm (Disabled) The system can be turned off with a software command. the system can automatically resume if there is an incoming call on the PCI Modem or PCI LAN card. USB KB Wake Up from S3 (Enabled) This item allows you to enable/disable the USB device wakeup function from S3/S4 mode. If you enable this item. If you enable this item. the system can automatically resume if there is an incoming call on the Modem. Power On by Ring (Disabled) The system can be turned off with a software command.37 Wake-Up by PME (Enabled) The system can be turned off with a software command. You must use an ATX power supply in order to use this feature. Use the items below this one to set the date and time of the wake-up alarm. the system can automatically resume at a fixed time based on the system’s RTC (realtime clock). PS2 Keyboard Wakeup (Disabled) This item enable or disable you to allow keyboard activity to awaken the system from power saving mode. PS2 Mouse Wakeup (Disabled) This item enable or disable you to allow mouse activity to awaken the system from power saving mode. Use this item to do wake-up action if inserting the PCI card.

You set this value to No to free up an IRQ. PCI / PnP Setup Init Display First Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA PCI Yes Help Item Options PCI PCI Express Card IntVGA : Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save and Exit ESC: Exit F1:General Help F9: Optimized Defaults Init Display First (PCI) Use this item to select which graphics controller to use as the primary boot devices. Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA (Yes) If this item is enabled. Inc. an IRQ will be assigned to the PCI VGA graphics system.38 PCI / PnP Setup This page sets up some parameters for devices installed on the PCI bus and those utilizing the system plug and play capability. Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page. Using BIOS . CMOS Setup Utility .Copyright (C) 1985-2005. American Megatrends.

Smart Fan Function SMART Fan Control SMART Fan2 Control Disabled Disabled Item Help Fan configuration mode setting : Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save and Exit ESC: Exit F1:General Help F9: Optimized Defaults SMART Fan/Fan2 Control (Disabled) This item allows you to enable/disable the control of the system/CPU fan speed by changing the fan voltage. CMOS Setup Utility .Copyright (C) 1985-2005. this item lets you monitor the parameters for critical voltages. PC Health Status Hardware Health Event Monitoring Smart Fan Function Shutdown Temperature Warning Temperature CPU Temperature System Temperature CPU Fan Speed System Fan Speed CPU Vcore VDIMM Help Item Press Enter Disabled Disabled : 46°C/114°F : 26°C/78°F : 2547 RPM : 0 RPM : 1. Inc. American Megatrends.39 PC Health Status On motherboards support hardware monitoring. Shutdown Temperature (Disabled) Enable or disable you to set the maximum temperature the system can reach before powering down. Inc. You can select the tmperature you want.296 V : 1. Press <Esc> to return to the PC Health Status page. Warning Temperature (Disabled) This item lets you select the temperature at which you want the system to send out a warning message to the PC speakers of when the temperature goes beyond either limit. American Megatrends. temperatures and fan speeds. Using BIOS .Copyright (C) 1985-2005.856 V : Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save and Exit ESC: Exit F1:General Help F9: Optimized Defaults Smart Fan Function (Press Enter) Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen: CMOS Setup Utility .

Max: Unlimited) Ratio Actual Value: 10 Ratio CMOS Setting 10 Auto Detect CPU Frequency Enabled CPU Frequency Setting: 266 Auto Detect DRAM Frequency Enabled CPU:DRAM Frequency Ratio 8:5 (667MHZ) Auto Detect DIMM/PCI CLK Enabled Spread Spectrum Disabled Sets the ratio between CPU Core Clock and the FSB Frequency.etc. Inc.. American Megatrends. Frequency/Voltage Control This page enables you to set the clock speed and system bus for your system. • • • • • CPU Temperature System Temperature CPU/System Fan Speed CPU Vcore VDIMM Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page. Frequency/Voltage Control Help item Manufacturer : Intel Ratio Status : Unlocked (Min: 06. Note: Only available when SpeedStep technology is disabled. CMOS Setup Utility . CPU Frequency Setting (266) This item is used to set the CPU Frequency. The clock speed and system bus are determined by the kind of processor you have installed in your system.. : Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save and Exit ESC: Exit F1:General Help F9: Optimized Defaults Manufacturer This item displays the information of current manufacturer of the CPU installed in your computor. Raito Status/Ratio Actual Value These items show the locked ratio status and the actual ratio of the CPU installed in your system. Using BIOS .Copyright (C) 1985-2005. Auto Detect DRAM Frequency (Enabled) This item shows the frequency of the DRAM in your computer.40 System Component Characteristics These items display the monitoring of the overall inboard hardware health events. CPU & system fan speed. CPU & DIMM voltage.. Auto Detect CPU Frequency (Enabled) This item enables or disables the auto detect CPU frequency. such as System & CPU temperature.

Using BIOS . BIOS will disable the clock signal of free DIMM and PCI slots. Change Supervisor Password (Press Enter) You can select this option and press <Enter> to access the sub menu.41 CPU:DRAM Frequency Ratio (8:5 (667MHZ)) This item controls the ratio of the CPU FSB clock and DRAM Frequency. Not Installed displays. If not. it can significantly reduce the EMI (Electro-Magnetic Inteference) generated by the system. the Setup Utility does not load default values. Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page. or select [Cancel]. enables the CPU and DRAM to run at different frequency combination. You select [OK]. : Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save and Exit ESC: Exit F1:General Help F9: Optimized Defaults Supervisor Password (Not Installed) This item indicates whether a supervisor password has been set. Supervisor Password Supervisor Password Change Supervisor Password :Not Installed Press Enter Help item Install or Change the password. and then press <Enter>. If the password has been installed. Inc. and then press <Enter>. Supervisor Password This page helps you install or change a password.Copyright (C) 1985-2005. CMOS Setup Utility . Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page. Auto Detect DIMM/PCI CLK (Enabled) When this item is enabled. American Megatrends. You can use the sub menu to change the supervisor password. Installed displays. Spread Spectrum (Disabled) If you enable spread spectrum. the Setup Utility loads all default values. Load Default Settings This option opens a dialog box tto ask if you are sure to install optimized defaults or not.

If not. Refer to the next chapter for information on the software supplied with the motherboard. or select [Cancel] to return to the main menu. Inc. Using BIOS . If you have made settings that you do not want to save. When the Save and Exit dialog box appears. If the password has been installed. select [OK] to save and exit. User Password User Password : Not Installed Help item : Move Enter : Select +/-/: Value F10: Save and Exit ESC: Exit F1:General Help F9: Optimized Defaults User Password (Not Installed) This item indicates whether a user password has been set. Save & Exit Setup Highlight this item and press <Enter> to save the changes that you have made in the Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. This concludes Chapter 3. use the “Discard Changes and Exit” item and select [OK] to discard any changes you have made. or select [Cancel] to return to the main menu. select [OK] to discard changes and exit.42 User Password This page helps you install or change a password. Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page. CMOS Setup Utility .Copyright (C) 1985-2005. When the Exit Without Saving dialog box appears. American Megatrends. Installed displays. Not Installed displays. Exit Without Saving Highlight this item and press <Enter> to discard any changes that you have made in the Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility.

double-click the file “setup. If the Auto-install CD-ROM does not work on your system. located in the same directory as the software. 2. Auto-installing under Windows 2000/XP The Auto-install CD-ROM makes it easy for you to install the drivers and software for your motherboard. the autorun feature will automatically bring up the install screen.43 Chapter 4 Using the Motherboard Software About the Software CD-ROM The support software CD-ROM that is included in the motherboard package contains all the drivers and utility programs needed to properly run the bundled products. INSTALL.exe” in the root directory. When you insert the CD-ROM disc in the CD-ROM drive.microsoft. More information on some programs is available in a README file. always inspect the folder for files named README. Below you can find a brief description of each software program. Users need to download and install the update packages from the Microsoft Download Center “before” installing HD audio driver bundled in the Driver CD. Please log on to http:// support. Setup.901105#appliesto for more information. The screen has three buttons on it. Using the Motherboard Software . The support software CD-ROM disc loads automatically under Windows 2000/XP. These files may contain important information that is not included in this manual.en-us. Refer to the Utility Folder Installation Notes later in this chapter. Windows Explorer).com/default.TXT. you can still install drivers through the file manager for your OS (for example. Before installing any software. The notice of Intel HD audio installation (optional): The Intel High Definition audio functionality unexpectedly quits working in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. If the opening screen does not appear. Never try to install all software from folder that is not specified for use with your motherboard. 1. or something similar. and the location for your motherboard version. Browse CD and Exit.aspx?scid=kb.TXT.

Using the Motherboard Software .44 Setup Tab Setup Click the Setup button to run the software installation program. The screens and driver lists will be different according to the motherboard you are installing. Browse CD The Browse CD button is the standard Windows command that allows you to open Windows Explorer and show the contents of the support CD. The installation program begins: The following screens are examples only. Application Tab Lists the software utilities that are available on the CD. This file may contain important information to help you install the software correctly.EXE by double-clicking the file and then following the instructions on the screen.EXE or INSTALL. such as Windows 2000/XP. The motherboard identification is located in the upper left-hand corner. Some software is installed in separate folders for different operating systems. Running Setup Follow these instructions to install device drivers and software for the motherboard: 1. Before installing the software from Windows Explorer. Select from the menu which software you want to install. In install the software. look for a file named README.TXT.TXT or something similar. execute a file named SETUP. Read Me Tab Displays the path for all software and drivers available on the CD. INSTALL. Exit The EXIT button closes the Auto Setup window. Click Setup. Always go to the correct folder for the kind of OS you are using.

Follow the instructions on the screen to install the items. Using the Motherboard Software . Click Next run the Installation Wizard. Click Next. confirm commands and allow the computer to restart a few times to complete the installation. An item installation screen appears: 5. The default options are recommended.45 2. Follow the onscreen instructions. 4. Drivers and software are automatically installed in sequence. The following screen appears: 3. Check the box next to the items you want to install.

46 Manual Installation Insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive and locate the PATH. browse to the operating system subfolder and locate the readme text file (README. then browse to the directory and path to begin installing the drivers.EXE) that automatically detects your operating system before installation. Utility Software Reference All the utility software available from this page is Windows compliant. Look for the chipset and motherboard model.DOC file in the root directory. Most drivers have a setup program (SETUP. This file contains the information needed to locate the drivers for your motherboard. This concludes Chapter 4.TXT or README. The following software is furnished under license and may only be used or copied in accordance with the terms of the license.DOC) for information on installing the driver or software for your operating system. If the driver you want to install does not have a setup program. Please refer to the support CD for available software. Using the Motherboard Software . Other drivers have the setup program located in the operating system subfolder. They are provided only for the convenience of the customer. These software(s) are subject to change at anytime without prior notice.

You gain benefits on performance because the data transfer rate is multiplied by the number of drives. Mirroring increases read performance through load balancing and elevator sorting while creating a complete backup of your files. The Serial ATA RAID is designed to provide a cost-effective. JBOD. That is. RAID 1: Also known as “Mirroring”. Serial ATA RAID function supports striping (RAID 0). Two hard drives are required. mirroring (RAID 1). What is RAID? This section will give you an overview about the RAID system and introduce the basic background and glossary which you need to know before using “SiS RAID Controller Application”. RAID 0: Also known as “Stripping”. 2 3 SiS968 SATA RAID Setup Guide . RAID 0 has high risks of data security. identical drives can read and write data in parallel to increase performance. Span would increase the logic hard disk space. Features • • • • • The SiS968 controller only support two Serial ATA (Serial ATA RAID) drivers. Serial ATA RAID striped arrays can double the sustained data transfer rate of Serial ATA/ 300. All of the data are distributed evenly to all of the existing drives. high performance RAID solution that adds performance and/or reliability to PC desktops and/or servers using Serial ATA/300 hard disks. Support RAID function: RAID 0. Support bootable disk.47 Chapter 5 SiS968 SATA RAID Setup Guide Introduction for SiS968 SATA RAID Function The 968 S-ATA controller only supports two serial ATA on two independent ports. 100% duplication of data from one drive to another. Serial ATA RAID fully supports Serial ATA/300 specification of up to 300 MB/sec per drive. 1 RAID: (Redundant Array of Independent Disk Drives) use jointly several hard drives to increase data transfer rates and data security. The goal of RAID 0 is to ensure data security. BIOS Utility. depending on individual drive specifications. Please note that the function supports hard disk drives only and the 968 S-ATA controller don’t support Striping + mirroring (Raid 0+1). With striping. Support Operating Systems Support Microsoft Windows 2000/XP Professional and Server/XP. All of the stored data will be lost if even any one drive in the RAID set crashes. Windows-based RAID Utility software tool (only support Windows XP and 2000). and span (JBOD). RAID 1. However. It depends on the number of drives present and RAID function you select to fulfill the security or performance purposes or both. Data is written to two or more drives synchronously.

you should create RAID from BIOS utility or SiS 968 RAID Utility first and then follow the steps above. Several hard disk types configured as a single hard disk. Please install the driver package again (ex. This expands the capacity of your drive and results in a useable total capacity. Press Enter to continue with installation. Press F6 when the message “Press F6 key if you need to install third party SCSI or RAID driver” appears. When the Windows 2000/XP Setup window is generated. press S key to specify an Additional Device(s). then click the “Device Manager” tab. open the Control Panel from “My Computer” followed by the System icon. Two or more hard drives are required. SiS968 SATA RAID Setup Guide . SiS RAID driver v1. do so at this time. RAID 1. The hard drives are simply hooked up in series. Start the installation: Boot from the CD-ROM. Click the “+” in front of “SCSI and RAID Controllers” hardware type. If you would like to install windows to any RAID set. Insert the driver diskette into drive A: and press Enter. Confirming Windows 2000/XP Driver Installation 1 2 3 From Windows 2000/XP. Support the function of installing windows to RAID array. Also known as “Spanning”. New Windows 2000/XP Installation 5 6 7 Existing Windows 2000/XP Installation 1 2 Install the driver by executing SiS driver setup utility. From the Windows 2000/XP Setup screen. Choose one of the following items: “WinXP SiS Raid/IDE Controller”. JBOD will not increase any performance or data security. Press Enter to continue with installation or if you need to specify any additional devices to be installed.48 4 JBOD: (Just a Bunch of Drives).00) while the operation system has been setup. SiS968 support RAID 0. Setup will now load all device files and then continue the Windows 2000/XP installation. Installing Software Drivers SiS provides RAID driver for SiS968 SATA with RAID function. press the Enter key. and then press the Enter key. The driver “WinXP SiS180 Raid Controller” (for RAID) or “Win2000/XP SiS180 IDE Controller” (for SATA) should appear. and JBOD by software RAID driver only. “Win2000 SiS Raid/IDE Controller”. 1 2 1 2 3 4 For RAID function. However. Once all devices are specified. that appears on screen. Choose the “Hardware” tab. The drivers will be automatically installed.

XX (c) 2006-2008 Silicon Integrated Systems Corp.0. This is the fastest and easiest method to creating your first array. If this is the first time you have booted with the SiS968 and the drives installed. Press <R> to display the RAID setup menu below. Press “Enter” key to select it and the selected boot device will be marked by “*”. The default boot device will be set as Disk 1.49 BIOS Utility Operation BIOS Utility supports windows 2000/XP. Press <Ctrl. 3 4 You can press <B> key to select the boot disk on the 968 controller. All Rights Reserved.<S> to run BIOS Setting Utility 2 Press <Ctrl-S> keys to display the SiS968 Utility Main Menu. The yellow highlight will show on the disk and you can switch it to select the disk you wanted. the BIOS will display the following: Silicon Integrated Systems Corp. Starting BIOS Utility 1 Boot your system. RAID BIOS Setting Utility 1. SiS968 SATA RAID Setup Guide .00.

50 Create RAID • SIS968 controller support RAID 0. see following steps. you also can select <2>Manual Create. or 4 drives. The result after creating will be show on step 8. you can create a RAID 0 array faster and easier. Press <2> and <Enter> to select RAID 0. Besides. 2. follow these steps: 1 2 Press <A> to start creating a RAID array. 3 You will have two selections to create a RAID 0 array. RAID 1 and JBOD. To create an array for best performance. If you select <1>Auto Create. (Default:64K) SiS968 SATA RAID Setup Guide . 3. 4 Press <1>-<5> keys and <Enter> to select Block Size. • SiS968 only supports 2 SATA drivers to create a stripe array. Creating a RAID 0 (Stripe) Array for Performance • SiS 180 enables users to create striped arrays with 1. The default value is <1>. The Blocksize will be selected by its default value “64K”.

the following frame will be shown. you will see a message “Split the SOURCE(DISK x) data to RAID disks?”. 6 Next. Press <N> and <Enter> to create RAID 0 array only or press <Y> and <Enter> to split the data from source disk to other disks. press . and press <Enter> to select disk. When you press <Enter> on the disk you wanted. SiS968 SATA RAID Setup Guide . <Q> to exit. the RAID Type will be changed from Single to RAID 0. And the disk you select first will be the SOURCE disk. 7 Starting splitting action. 8 After all steps finished.51 5 Use <↑ > < ↓ > to select disk.<Q> until escape the setup menu and RAID 0 array will be show on the top of the main frame.

Once the array has been created. you will need to FDISK and format the array as if it were a new single hard drive. follow these steps: 1 2 Press <A> to start creating a RAID array. Press <Y> and <Enter> to save changes. SiS968 SATA RAID Setup Guide . see following steps. The default value is <1>. you can create a RAID 1 array faster and easier. 3 You will have two selections to create a RAID 1 array. Press <3> and <Enter> to select Mirror. you also can select <2>Manual Create. Creating a RAID 1 (Mirror) Array To create a Mirror array. If you select <1>Auto Create. The result after creating will be show on step 7. Besides.52 9 10 Press <Q> again to exit this BIOS utility and the red message frame will show.

Press <N> and <Enter> to create RAID 1 array only or press <Y> and <Enter> to duplicate the data from source disk to mirror disk.53 4 Use <↑ > < ↓ > to select disk. <Q> to exit. 6 Starting duplicating action. When you press <Enter> on the disk you wanted. 5 Next. SiS968 SATA RAID Setup Guide . the RAID Type will be changed from Single to RAID 1. you will see a message “Duplicate the SOURCE (DISK x) data to RAID disks?”. the disk you select first will be the SOURCE disk. the following frame will be showing. press <Q> until escape the setup menu and RAID 1 array will be show on the top of the main frame. and press <Enter> to select disk. 7 After all steps finished. The same as RAID 0.

the RAID Type will be changed from Single to JBOD. <Q> to exit. Press <1> and <Enter> to select JBOD. The default value is <1>. or 4 drives. see following steps. When you press <Enter> on the disk you wanted. and press <Enter> to select disk. Once the array has been created. SiS968 SATA RAID Setup Guide .54 8 9 Press <Q> again to exit this BIOS utility and the red message frame will show as the same as the creation of the RAID 0 array. Besides.3. follow these steps: 1 2 3 Press <A> to start creating a RAID array. To create an JBOD array. The result after creating will be show on step 5. If you select <1>Auto Create. Creating a JBOD Array 1 2 SIS 180 enables users to create JBOD arrays with 2. you also can select <2>Manual Create. you can create a JBOD array faster and easier. 5 After all steps finished. Press <Y> and <Enter> to save changes. press <Q> until escape the setup menu and JBOD array will be show on the top of the main frame. you will need to FDISK and format the array as if it were a new single hard drive. SIS968 only supports 2 SATA drivers to create a JBOD arrays. You will have two selections to create a JBOD array. 4 Use <↑> < ↓ > to select disk.

you will need to FDISK and format the array as if it were a new single hard drive.55 6 7 Press <Q> again to exit this BIOS utility and the red message frame will show as the same age as the creation of the RAID 0 array. Press <Y> and <Enter> to save changes. SiS968 SATA RAID Setup Guide . This concludes Chapter 5. Once the array has been created.

56 Memo SiS968 SATA RAID Setup Guide .