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AcerPower 8400
For office PC users who expect
unwavering system stability and
long term performance

AcerPower 8400

Product Positioning
Powerful PC for office users
flexible, high-performance platform
industry-leading processing speed
expandable minitower system case
superior graphics, video, and audio
full suite of LAN system management tools
effective system protection and recovery

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AcerPower 8400
Flexible, high-performance
platform
optimized for high-speed computing
flexible architecture, upgradable

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AcerPower 8400
Industry-leading processing
speed
high-speed computing saves time
graphic results look more professional

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AcerPower 8400
Expandable minitower system case
convenient access to drive bays
full containment and ventilation of all drives
room to add drives as needed

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High Performance
ATX minitower system
case
1 x internal 3.5 bay
3 x external 5.25
bays
2 x external 3.5
bays

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AcerPower 8400
Superior graphics, video, and
audio
enhances the professional quality of your
work
required by more applications every day

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AcerPower 8400
Effective system protection and
recovery
prevents system damage
alerts to existing system damage
saves cost and worry

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<Section I>
System Introductions

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System Specifications
Processor
Intel Pentium III processor w/ 512-KB second
level cache
Slot 1 with internal speed - 450/ 500/ 533/
550/600 MHz
Bus Frequency - 100/ 133 MHz
Support full range of CPU Core Voltage from
1.3V to 2.05V (Auto detect by the system
without any jumper)

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High Performance
Intel Pentium III processor
133MHz frontside bus

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Chipset
NS-VIA Apollo Pro 133A
chipset

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System Specifications
Memory
Three 168-pin DIMM sockets that
accept
64/128-MB PC-100 and PC133 SDRAM
Maximum system memory size 384-MB
3.3V SDRAM , VCM SDRAM , EDO RAM

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SDRAM
PC-100/PC-133 SDRAM

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System Specifications
BIOS : Award PnP Flash ROM BIOS
Bulk mode Flash ROM (2-Mbit BIOS ROM size)

ASIC
VIA VT82C694X (APOLLO PRO 133A)
VIA VT82C686A (Super IO, Hardware monitor,
E-IDE, keyboard, Audio Controller,RTC battery)
AD 1881 AC-Link Audio Codec

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Audio/Modem Riser
Specification
The Audio/Modem Riser (AMR) Specification version
1.01 is now available. AMR defines a common
AC
97 2.1 link
standard interface connector and mechanical form
factor for adding modem and/or audio risers to ATX,
microATX, and NLX form factors. By placing the
sensitive analog components on a riser, higher audio
quality and easier modem certification are enabled.
The interface, utilizing an AC '97 2.1 link, includes
support for Audio Codec (AC), Modem Codec (MC) and
Audio/Modem Codec (AMC) devices.

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System Specifications
Expansion slots
Three PCI slots/ One AGP slot

AGP Controller
AGP v2.0 compliant
Supports 266 MHz 4X mode for AD and SBA signaling
Pipelined split-transaction long-burst transfers up to
1GB/sec
Graphics Address Relocation Table (GART)

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System Specifications
External Interface

PS/2 keyboard/mouse port


VGA/ Monitor port
Audio-in, Audio-out/ Speaker out and Microphonein port
Parallel/ Serial ports
USB ports
Modem port
Game/ MIDI port

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System Specifications
Internal Interface
Audio Interface
2 Channel E-IDE (Mode 4 and
Bus Master Ultra-33/66 DMA
mode support)
Diskette drive Interface

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DMA-66/ATA-66
Range of Hard Drives up to 20
GB
Clear the Password
by
ultra DMA-66/ATA-66
compliant
Jumper Setting

Data transfer
Rate (max.)
DMA Mode 1
11.1 MB/s
Multi-word DMA Mode 1 13.3 MB/s
Multi-word DMA Mode 2 16.6 MB/s
Ultra ATA Mode 2
33.3 MB/s
Ultra ATA Mode 4
66.6 MB/s

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Cable
40-pin IDE
40-pin IDE
40-pin IDE
40-pin IDE
40-pin IDE

Conductors
40-pin
40-pin
40-pin
40-pin
80-pin

System Specifications
Power Management
Power Saving Modes
Device Standby mode
Global Standby mode
System Suspend mode
Suspend to RAM (ACPI S3 mode)

WOM/WOL function

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PCI 2.0/2.1/2.2
PCI 2.0 Frequency is up to 33Mhz.
PCI 2.1 Frequence is up to 66Mhz.
PCI 2.2 Frequence is Up to 66Mhz,
also.
But PCI 2.2 request 3.3V rail in the
connector for power requirement,
while PCI 2.1 recommend it only.

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Functional Operations

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System Board

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System Utilities

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BIOS Setup

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Standard CMOS Setup

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BIOS Features Setup

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Chipset Features Setup

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Power Management
Setup

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PnP/PCI Configuration
Setup

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Integrated Peripherals

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Password Setting
To set a password
Clear the Password by
Jumper Setting

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IDE HDD Auto Detection


If your system has an IDE
hard drive, use this function to
detect its parameters and
enter them into the Standard
CMOS Setup automatically.

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AwdFlash Utility
The BIOS flash memory update is
required for the following
conditions:
New versions of system programs
New features or options

Use the AwdFlash utility to


update the system BIOS flash ROM

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Executing AwdFlash
To execute AwdFlash
Prepare a bootable diskette and copy the
AwdFlash.exe and *.BIN BIOS files into the
diskette.
Use this bootable diskette to boot the
system that want to flash the BIOS ROM.
Type awdflash s61xxxxx.bin then press
Enter

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<Section II> Field


Service

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Disassembly Flowchart
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Left Panel

Right Panel

Access Interrupt
Micro Switch

Power Supply

Adapter Cards
Front Panel

CPU

Memory
module
CD-ROM

Hard Disk Drive

Mainboard
Floppy Disk
Drive
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LED Switch
Module

Jumpers and Connectors


PWR2

FDC

IDE1

IDE2

JP14

PANEL
JP23
FAN1
PWLED1

CPUTHER
CPUFAN1
CPUFAN2

JP29
SMB
IA
WOL
WOM
JP27

USB2

JP12
BZ1

CD-IN1
INSPK

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MODEM-CN

CD-IN2

<Section III> Support

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Support
Technical support
Please refer to each countries local web or channel
TerryTesu@acer.com.tw

Online support
http://csd.acer.com.tw

Support publications
Service CD
TerryMasi@acer.com.tw

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