When you installing AGP card, please make sure the following
notice is fully understood and practiced. If your AGP card has
"AGP 4X/8X(1.5V) notch"(show below), please make sure your AGP
card is AGP 4X/8X(1.5V).
AGP 4X/8X notch
Caution: AGP 2X(3.3V) card is not supported by VIA
KT600. You
®
might experience system unable to boot up normally. Please insert
an AGP 4X/8X(1.5V) card
Example 1: Diamond Vipper V770 golden finger is compatible with
2X/4X mode AGP slot. It can be switched between AGP 2X(3.3V) or 4X
(1.5V) mode by adjusting the jumper. The factory default for this card is
2X(3.3V).
The GA-7VT600(-L) (or any AGP 4X only) motherboards might not
function properly, if you install this card without switching the jumper to
4X(1.5V) mode in it.
Example 2: Some ATi Rage 128 Pro graphics cards made by "Power
Color", the graphics card manufacturer & some SiS 305 cards, their
golden finger is compatible with 2X(3.3V)/4X(1.5V) mode AGP slot, but
they support 2X(3.3V) only. The GA-7VT600(-L) (or any AGP 4X only)
motherboards might not function properly, If you install this card in it.
Note : Although Gigabyte's AG32S(G) graphics card is based on
ATi Rage 128 Pro chip, the design of AG32S(G) is compliance
with AGP 4X(1.5V) specification. Therefore, AG32S (G)will work
fine with VIA
KT600 based motherboards.
®

   Summary of Contents for Gigabyte GA-7VT600

  • Page 1

    2X(3.3V) only. The GA-7VT600(-L) (or any AGP 4X only) motherboards might not function properly, If you install this card in it. Note : Although Gigabyte's AG32S(G) graphics card is based on ATi Rage 128 Pro chip, the design of AG32S(G) is compliance with AGP 4X(1.5V) specification.

  • Page 2

    The author assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions that may appear in this document nor does the author make a commitment to update the information contained herein. Third-party brands and names are the property of their respective owners. Please do not remove any labels on motherboard, thismay void the warranty of this motherboard.

  • Page 3: Declaration Of Conformity

    Declaration of Conformity We, Manufacturer/Importer (full address) G.B.T. Technology Trading GMbH Ausschlager Weg 41, 1F, 20537 Hamburg, Germany declare that the product ( description of the apparatus, system, installation to which it refers) Mother Board GA-7VT600 is in conformity with (reference to the specification under which conformity is declared) in accordance with 89/336 EEC-EMC Directive EN 55011...

  • Page 4

    DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY Per FCC Part 2 Section 2.1077(a) Responsible PartName: G.B.T. INC. (U.S.A.) Address: 17358 Railroad Street City of Industry, CA 91748 Phone/Fax No: (818) 854-9338/ (818) 854-9339 hereby declares that the product Product Name: Motherboard GA-7VT600 Model Number: Conforms to the following specifications: FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Section 15.107(a) and Section 15.109 (a),Class B Digital Device...

  • Page 5

    GA-7VT600(-L) AMD Socket A Processor Motherboard USER'S MANUAL AMD Athlon / Athlon XP / Duron Socket A Processor Motherboard ™ ™ ™ Rev. 2001 12ME-7VT600-2001...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Item Checklist ..................4 WARNING! ....................4 Chapter 1 Introduction ................5 Features Summary ..................5 GA-7VT600(-L) Motherboard Layout ............7 Block Diagram ..................... 8 Chapter 2 Hardware Installation Process ..........11 Step 1: Set System Jumper (JP1) .............. 12 Step 2: Install the Central Processing Unit (CPU)........

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    PC Health Status..................47 Frequency/Voltage Control ................ 49 Load Fail-Safe Defaults ................51 Load Optimized Defaults ................52 Set Supervisor/User Password ..............53 Save & Exit Setup ..................54 Exit Without Saving ..................55 Chapter 4 Technical Reference ............57 @BIOS Introduction .................

  • Page 8: Item Checklist, Warning

    Item Checklist 4 Port USB cable x 1 The GA-7VT600(-L) motherboard Audio combo kit x 1 CD for motherboard driver & utility (Driver CD) IEEE 1394 cable x 1 The GA-7VT600(-L) user's manual Serial ATA cable x 2 Quick PC installation guide Serial ATA power cable x 1 RAID manual I/O shield...

  • Page 9: Chapter 1 Introduction, Features Summary

    Chapter 1 Introduction Features Summary Form Factor 30.5cm x 20.0cm ATX size form factor, 4 layers PCB. Socket A processor AMD Athlon / Athlon XP/ Duron (K7) 128K L1 & 512K/256K/64K L2 cache on die 200/266/333/400 MHz FSB Supports 1.4GHz and faster Chipset VIA KT600 Memory/AGP Controller (PAC) VIA VT8235 Integrated Peripheral Controller (PSIPC)

  • Page 10

    On-Board USB 2.0 Built in VIA VT8235 Chipset On-Board LAN * VIA VT6103L 1 RJ45 port PS/2 Connector PS/2 Keyboard interface and PS/2 Mouse interface BIOS Licensed Award BIOS Supports Q-Flash Additional Features PS/2 Keyboard power on by password, PS/2 Mouse power on by double click External Modem wake up STR(Suspend-To-RAM) AC Recovery...

  • Page 11: Ga-7vt600(-l) Motherboard Layout

    GA-7VT600(-L) Motherboard Layout CPU_FAN KB_MS SOCKET A AUDIO VIA KT600 CLR_CMOS PCI1 BATTERY VT6103L* PCI2 PCI3 VT8235 CODEC SYS_FAN PCI4 SUR_CEN PCI5 IDE2 IT8705 IDE1 BIOS F_USB1 F_PANEL F_USB2 AUX_IN GAME PWR_LED SPDIF_IO " * " For GA-7VT600-L only. - 7 - Introduction...

  • Page 12: Block Diagram

    Block Diagram CPUCLK+/- (100/133/166/200MHz) AMD-K7 AGP 4X/8X System Bus100/133/166/200MHz AGPCLK (66MHz) DDR RAM HCLK+/- (100/133/166/200MHz) KT600 GCLK(66MHz) 5 PCI RJ45* 33 MHz 14.318 MHz 48 MHz VCLK(66MHz) VT6103L* BIOS Game Port VT8235 Floppy IT8705 LPT Port 24 MHz 2 COM 33 MHz Ports ATA66/100/133...

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    - 9 - Introduction...

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    GA-7VT600(-L) Motherboard - 10 -...

  • Page 15: Chapter 2 Hardware Installation Process

    Chapter 2 Hardware Installation Process To set up your computer, you must complete the following steps: Step 1- Set System Jumper (JP1) Step 2- Install the Central Processing Unit (CPU) Step 3- Install memory modules Step 4- Install expansion cards Step 5- Connect ribbon cables, cabinet wires, and power supply Step 2 Step 3...

  • Page 16: Step 1: Set System Jumper (jp1)

    Step 1: Set System Jumper (JP1) The system bus frequency can be switched at 100/133/166/200MHz by adjusting system jumper (JP1). (The internal frequency depend on CPU.) CPU CLOCK Open: Auto 100MHz Auto Close Open Close: 100MHz (Defualt) 100MHz : Fix FSB 200MHz CPU Auto : Support FSB 266/333/400 MHz CPU The "JP1"...

  • Page 17: Step 2: Install The Central Processing Unit (cpu), Step 2-1: Cpu Installation

    Step 2: Install the Central Processing Unit (CPU) Before installing the processor, adhere to the following warning: 1. Please make sure the CPU type is supported by the motherboard. 2. If you do not match the CPU socket Pin 1 and CPU cut edge well, it will cause improper installation.

  • Page 18: Step 2-2: Cpu Cooling Fan Installation

    Step 2-2: CPU Cooling Fan Installation Before installing the CPU cooling fan, adhere to the following warning: 1. Please use AMD approved cooling fan. 2. We recommend you to apply the thermal tape to provide better heat conduction between your CPU and cooling fan. 3.

  • Page 19: Step 3: Install Memory Modules

    Step 3: Install Memory Modules Before installing the memory modules, adhere to the following warning: 1. Please note that the DIMM module can only fit in one direction due to the notch. Wrong orientation will cause improper installation. Please change the insert orientation. The motherboard has 3 dual inline memory module (DIMM) sockets.

  • Page 20

    1. The DIMM slot has a notch, so the DIMM memory module can only fit in one direction. 2. Insert the DIMM memory module vertically into the DIMM slot. Then push it down. 3. Close the plastic clip at both edges of the DIMM slots to lock the DIMM module.

  • Page 21: Step 4: Install Expansion Cards

    Step 4: Install Expansion Cards 1. Read the related expansion card’s instruction document before install the expansion card into the computer. 2. Remove your computer’s chassis cover, necessary screws and slot bracket from the computer. 3. Press the expansion card firmly into expansion slot in motherboard. 4.

  • Page 22: Step 5: Connect Ribbon Cables, Cabinet Wires And Power Supply

    Step 5: Connect Ribbon Cables, Cabinet Wires and Power Supply Step 5-1 : I/O Back Panel Introduction PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Connector This connector supports standard PS/2 PS/2 Mouse Connector keyboard and PS/2 mouse. (6 pin Female) PS/2 Keyboard Connector (6 pin Female) Parallel Port and Serial Ports (COMA / COMB) Parallel Port...

  • Page 23

    USB/LAN* Connector LAN is fast Ethernet with 10/100Mbps speed. Before you connect your device(s) into USB connector(s), please make sure your device(s) such LAN * as USB keyboard,mouse, scanner, zip, speaker... etc. Have a standard USB interface.Also make USB 0 sure your OS supports USB controller.

  • Page 24: Step 5-2 : Connectors Introduction

    Step 5-2 : Connectors Introduction 1) CPU_FAN 10) SUR_CEN 2) SYS_FAN 11) CD_IN 3) ATX (ATX Power) 12) AUX_IN 4) IDE1 / IDE2 13) SPDIF_IO 5) FDD 14) F_USB1 / F_USB2 6) PWR_LED 15) GAME 7) F_PANEL 16) CI (Case Open) 8) BATTERY 17) CLR_CMOS 9) F_AUDIO...

  • Page 25

    1) CPU_FAN (CPU FAN Connector) Please note, a proper installation of the CPU cooler is essential to prevent the CPU from running under abnormal condition or damaged by overheating.The CPU fan connector supports Max. current up to 600 mA. Pin No. Definition +12V Sense...

  • Page 26

    3) ATX (ATX Power Connector) AC power cord should only be connected to your power supply unit after ATX power cable and other related devices are firmly connected to the mainboard. Pin No. Definition 3.3V 3.3V Power Good 5V SB (stand by +5V) +12V 3.3V -12V...

  • Page 27

    5) FDD (Floppy Connector) Please connect the floppy drive ribbon cables to FDD. It supports 360K,720K,1.2M,1.44M and 2.88Mbytes floppy disk types. The red stripe of the ribbon cable must be the same side with the Pin1. 6) PWR_LED PWR_LED is connect with the system power indicator to indicate whether the system is on/off. It will blink when the system enters suspend mode.

  • Page 28

    7) F_PANEL (2 x 10 pins Connector) Please connect the power LED, PC speaker, reset switch and power switch etc. of your chassis front panel to the F_PANEL connector according to the pin assignment below. Speaker Connector Message LED/ Power/ Soft Power Sleep LED Connector...

  • Page 29

    8) BATTERY (Battery) CAUTION Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions. If you want to erase CMOS... 1. Turn off the computer and unplug the power cord. 2.

  • Page 30

    10) SUR_CEN (Surround Center Connector) Please contact your nearest dealer for optional SUR_CEN cable. Pin No. Definition SUR OUTL SUR OUTR No Pin CENTER_OUT BASS_OUT 11) CD_IN (CD In Connector) Connect CD-ROM or DVD-ROM audio out to the connector. Pin No. Definition CD-L CD-R...

  • Page 31

    12) AUX_IN ( AUX In Connector) Connect other device (such as PCI TV Tunner audio out)to the connector. Pin No. Definition AUX-L AUX-R 13) SPDIF_IO (SPDIF In/Out Connector) The SPDIF output is capable of providing digital audio to external speakers or compressed AC3 data to an external Dolby Digital Decoder.

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    14) F_ USB1 / F_USB2 (Front USB Connector, Yellow ) Be careful with the polarity of the F_USB connector. Check the pin assignment carefully while you connect the F_USB cable, incorrect connection between the cable and connector will make the device unable to work or even damage it.

  • Page 33

    16) CI (Chassis Intrusion, Case Open) This 2-pin connector allows your system to enable or disable the "case open" item in BIOS if the system case begin remove. Pin No. Definition Signal 17) CLR_CMOS (Clear CMOS) You may clear the CMOS data to its default values by this jumper. To clear CMOS, temporarily shor 1-2 pin.

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  • Page 35: Chapter 3 Bios Setup

    Chapter 3 BIOS Setup BIOS Setup is an overview of the BIOS Setup Program. The program that allows users to modify the basic system configuration. This type of information is stored in battery-backed CMOS RAM so that it retains the Setup information when the power is turned off. ENTERING SETUP After power on the computer, pressing <Del>...

  • Page 36: The Main Menu (for Example: Bios Ver. : F4c)

    GETTING HELP Main Menu The on-line description of the highlighted setup function is displayed at the bottom of the screen. Status Page Setup Menu / Option Page Setup Menu Press F1 to pop up a small help window that describes the appropriate keys to use and the possible selections for the highlighted item.

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    Integrated Peripherals This setup page includes all onboard peripherals. Power Management Setup This setup page includes all the items of Green function features. PnP/PCI Configurations This setup page includes all the configurations of PCI & PnP ISA resources. PC Health Status This setup page is the System auto detect Temperature, voltage, fan, speed.

  • Page 38: Standard Cmos Features

    Standard CMOS Features CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2003 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Date (mm:dd:yy) Fri, Dec 26 2003 Item Help Time (hh:mm:ss) 22:31:24 Menu Level IDE Primary Master [None] Change the day, month, IDE Primary Slave [None] year IDE Secondary Master [None] <Week>...

  • Page 39

    IDE Primary Master, Slave / Secondary Master, Slave The category identifies the types of hard disk from drive C to F that has been installed in the computer. There are two types: auto type, and manual type. Manual type is user-definable; Auto type which will automatically detect HDD type.

  • Page 40: Extended Memory

    Halt on The category determines whether the computer will stop if an error is detected during power up. NO Errors The system boot will not stop for any error that may be detected and you will be prompted. All Errors Whenever the BIOS detects a non-fatal error the system will be stopped.

  • Page 41: Advanced Bios Features

    Advanced BIOS Features CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2003 Award Software Advanced BIOS Features First Boot Device [Floppy] Item Help Second Boot Device [HDD-0] Menu Level Third Boot Device [CDROM] Password Check [Setup] : Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults...

  • Page 42

    Password Check System The system can not boot and can not access to Setup page will be denied if the correct password is not entered at the prompt. Setup The system will boot, but access to Setup will be denied if the correct password is not entered at the prompt.

  • Page 43: Integrated Peripherals

    Integrated Peripherals CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2003 Award Software Integrated Peripherals OnChip IDE Channel0 [Enabled] Item Help OnChip IDE Channel1 [Enabled] Menu Level AC97 Audio [Auto] VIA Onboard LAN * [Enabled] USB 1.1 Controller [Enabled] USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled] USB Keyboard Support [Disabled] USB Mouse Support [Disabled]...

  • Page 44: Ac97 Audio, Usb Keyboard Support

    OnChip IDE Channel0 When enabled, allows you to use the onboard primary PCI IDE. If a hard disk controller card is used, set at Disabled. Enabled Enable onboard 1st channel IDE port. (Default value) Disabled Disable onboard 1st channel IDE port. OnChip IDE Channel1 When enabled, allows you to use the onboard secondary PCI IDE.

  • Page 45: Onboard Serial Port 1, Onboard Serial Port 2, Onboard Parallel Port

    USB Mouse Support Enabled Enabled USB Mouse Support. Disabled Disabled USB Mouse Support. (Default value) VIA LAN Boot ROM * This function decide whether to invoke the boot ROM of the onboard LAN chip. Disabled Disable this function. (Default Value) Enabled Enable this function.

  • Page 46: Uart Mode Select, Parallel Port Mode

    UART Mode Select This item allows you to determine which Infra Red(IR) function of Onboard I/O chip. Normal Set onboard I/O chip UART to Normal Mode. (Default Value) IrDA Set onboard I/O chip UART to IrDA Mode. ASKIR Set onboard I/O chip UART to ASKIR Mode. Set onboard I/O chip as Smart Card interface.

  • Page 47: Power Management Setup

    Power Management Setup CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2003 Award Software Power Management Setup Item Help ACPI Suspend Type [S1(POS)] Menu Level x USB Device Wake-Up From S3 Disabled [S1] Power LED in S1 state [Blinking] Set suspend type to Soft-Off by PWRBTN [Instant-off] Power On Suspend under AC Back Function...

  • Page 48

    Power LED in S1 state Blinking In standby mode(S1), power LED will blink. (Default value) Dual/Off In standby mode(S1): a. If use single color LED, power LED will turn off. b. If use dual color LED, power LED will turn to another color. Soft-off by PWRBTN Instant-off Press power button then Power off instantly.

  • Page 49

    PME Event Wake up When set at Enabled, any PCI-PM event awakes the system from a PCI-PM controlled state. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Disabled Disabled PME Event Wake up function. Enabled Enabled PME Event Wake up function.

  • Page 50: Pnp/pci Configurations

    PnP/PCI Configurations CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2003 Award Software PnP/PCI Configurations PCI1/PCI5 IRQ Assignment [Auto] Item Help PCI2 IRQ Assignment [Auto] Menu Level PCI3 IRQ Assignment [Auto] PCI4 IRQ Assignment [Auto] : Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help F5:Previous Values F6:Fail-Safe Defaults F7:Optimized Defaults Figure 6: PnP/PCI Configurations...

  • Page 51: Pc Health Status

    PC Health Status CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2003 Award Software PC Health Status Reset Case Open Status [Disabled] Item Help Case Opened Menu Level Vcore 1.810V [Disabled] DDR Vtt 1.248V Don't reset case +3.3V 3.280V open status 4.919V +12V 11.968V [Enabled] 5VSB 5.053V...

  • Page 52

    Current Voltage (V) Vcore / DDR Vtt / +3.3V/ +5V / +12V / 5VSB Detect system's voltage status automatically. Current System Temperature (°C) Detect System Temp. automatically. Current CPU Temperature (°C) Detect CPU Temp. automatically. Current CPU FAN / SYSTEM FAN Speed (RPM) Detect Fan speed status automatically.

  • Page 53: Frequency/voltage Control

    Frequency/Voltage Control CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2003 Award Software Frequency/Voltage Control Spread Spectrum Modulated [Enabled] Item Help CPU Host Clock Control [Disable] Menu Level CPU Host Frequency(MHz) PCI/AGP Frequency(MHz) 33/66 DRAM Clock(MHz) [Auto] CPU OverVoltage Control [Auto] AGP OverVoltage Control [Auto] DIMM OverVoltage Control [Auto]...

  • Page 54

    PCI/AGP Frequency (MHz) The values depend on CPU Host Frequency(Mhz) . DRAM Clock (MHz) Please set DRAM Clock according to your requirement. (Default value: Auto) If you use DDR266 DRAM module, please set "DRAM Clock(MHz)" to "133-DDR266". If you use DDR333 DRAM module, please set "DRAM Clock(MHz)"...

  • Page 55: Load Fail-safe Defaults

    Load Fail-Safe Defaults CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2003 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Load Fail-Safe Defaults Advanced BIOS Features Load Optimized Defaults Integrated Peripherals Set Supervisor Password Power Management Setup Set User Password PnP/PCI Configurations Save & Exit Setup PC Health Status Exit Without Saving Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N)? N Figure 11: Load Fail-Safe Defaults...

  • Page 56: Load Optimized Defaults

    Load Optimized Defaults CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2003 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Load Fail-Safe Defaults Advanced BIOS Features Load Optimized Defaults Integrated Peripherals Set Supervisor Password Power Management Setup Set User Password PnP/PCI Configurations Save & Exit Setup Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)? N Figure 11: Load Fail-Safe Defaults PC Health Status Exit Without Saving...

  • Page 57: Set Supervisor/user Password

    Set Supervisor/User Password CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2003 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Load Fail-Safe Defaults Advanced BIOS Features Load Optimized Defaults Integrated Peripherals Set Supervisor Password Power Management Setup Set User Password PnP/PCI Configurations Save & Exit Setup Enter Password: Figure 11: Load Fail-Safe Defaults PC Health Status Exit Without Saving...

  • Page 58: Save & Exit Setup

    Save & Exit Setup CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2003 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Load Fail-Safe Defaults Advanced BIOS Features Load Optimized Defaults Integrated Peripherals Set Supervisor Password Power Management Setup Set User Password PnP/PCI Configurations Save & Exit Setup Save to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)? Y PC Health Status Exit Without Saving...

  • Page 59: Exit Without Saving

    Exit Without Saving CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2003 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Load Fail-Safe Defaults Advanced BIOS Features Load Optimized Defaults Integrated Peripherals Set Supervisor Password Power Management Setup Set User Password Quit Without Saving (Y/N)? N PnP/PCI Configurations Save &...

  • Page 60

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  • Page 61: Chapter 4 Technical Reference, Bios ™ Introduction

    Or you may want to keep a backup for your current BIOS, just choose "Save Current BIOS" to save it first. You make a wise choice to use Gigabyte, and @BIOS update your BIOS smartly. You are now worry free from updating wrong BIOS, and capable to maintain and manage your BIOS easily.

  • Page 62: Easytune ™ 4 Introduction

    4 has already turned the "Overclock" technology toward to a newer generation. This wonderful software is now free bundled in Gigabyte motherboard attached in driver CD. Users may make a test drive of "EasyTune 4" to find out more amazing features by themselves.

  • Page 63: Flash Bios Method Introduction

    Please note that because updating BIOS has potential risk, please do it with caution!! We are sorry that Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd is not responsible for damages of system because of incorrect manipulation of updating BIOS to avoid any claims from end-users.

  • Page 64

    Part One: Updating BIOS with Q-Flash Utility on Dual BIOS Motherboards. ™ Some of Gigabyte motherboards are equipped with dual BIOS. In the BIOS menu of the motherboards supporting Q-Flash and Dual BIOS, the Q-Flash utility and Dual BIOS utility are ™...

  • Page 65

    Step 2: Press F8 button on your keyboard and then Y button to enter the Q-Flash utility. ™ AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 2.00 (C) 2001 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved STANDARD CMOS SETUP INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS BIOS FEATURES SETUP HARDWARE MONITOR &...

  • Page 66

    Task menu for Dual BIOS utility: Contains the names of eight tasks and two item showing information about the BIOS ROM type. Blocking a task and pressing Enter key on your keyboard to enable execution of the task. Task menu for Q-Flash utility: ™...

  • Page 67

    Later, you will see a box pop up showing the BIOS files you previously downloaded to the floppy disk. 2.Move to the BIOS file you want to flash and press Enter. In this example, we only download one BIOS file to the floppy disk so only one BIOS file, 7VRXP.F12, is listed.

  • Page 68

    After BIOS file is read, you'll see a confirmation dialog box asking you "Are you sure to update BIOS?" Dual BIOS Utility Boot From......... Main Bios Main ROM Type/Size......SST 49LF003A 256K Backup ROM Type/Size....SST 49LF003A 256K Wide Range Protection Disable Boot From Main Bios Auto Recovery Enable Halt On Error Disable...

  • Page 69

    4. Press any keys to return to the Q-Flash menu when the BIOS updating procedure is completed. ™ Dual BIOS Utility Boot From......... Main Bios Main ROM Type/Size......SST 49LF003A 256K Backup ROM Type/Size....SST 49LF003A 256K Wide Range Protection Disable Boot From Main Bios Auto Recovery Enable Halt On Error Disable...

  • Page 70

    After system reboots, you may find the BIOS version on your boot screen becomes the one you flashed. American Release:08/23/2002 Megatrends AMIBIOS (C) 1999 American Megatrend 7VRXP F12 The BIOS file becomes AMD-Athlon(tm)Processor-1333MHz Check System Health ! Checking NVRAM...Update OK F12 after updating 262144KB DEL:Steup/Dual BIOS/Q-Flash F8:Boot Menu F12:Network boot TAB:Logo...

  • Page 71: Save And Exit

    AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 2.00 (C) 2001 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved STANDARD CMOS SETUP INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS BIOS FEATURES SETUP HARDWARE MONITOR & MISC SETUP CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP SUPERVISOR PASSWORD POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP USER PASSWORD Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N)? Y PNP / PCI CONFIGURATION IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION Press Y on your...

  • Page 72

    Part Two: Updating BIOS with Q-Flash Utility on Single-BIOS Motherboards. ™ This part guides users of single-BIOS motherboards how to update BIOS using the Q-Flash utility. ™ Entering the Q-Flash utility: ™ Step1: To use the Q-Flash utility, you must press Del in the boot screen to enter BIOS menu. ™...

  • Page 73

    Exploring the Q-Flash utility screen ™ The Q-Flash BIOS utility screen consists of the following key components. ™ The Qflash utility Q-Flash Utility V1.30 Flash Type/Size....SST 49LF002A 256K title bar Keep DMI DataEnable Task menu for the Update BIOS from Floppy Q-flash utility Save BIOS to Floppy Action bar...

  • Page 74

    Later, you will see a box showing the BIOS files you downloaded to the floppy disk. In this example, we only download one BIOS for this board, 8GE800.F4 so only one BIOS file is listed. 2.Highlight the BIOS file you want to flash and press Enter button on your keyboard to enable reading from the BIOS file from the floppy.

  • Page 75

    Q-Flash Utility V1.30 Flash Type/Size....SST 49LF002A 256K CHECKSUM = AC03 Keep DMI DataEnable Are you sure to update BIOS? Update BIOS from Floppy You can press "Enter" to Save BIOS to Floppy [Enter] to continue updating BIOS or "ESC" to abort. continue updating BIOS or "ESC"...

  • Page 76

    Method 2 : @BIOS Utility If you don't have DOS boot disk, we recommend that you used Gigabyte @BIOS program to flash ™ BIOS. Press here. 2. Click Start/ All Programs/ GIGABYTE/ @BIOS. 1. Click "@BIOS" item. 3.Click " ".

  • Page 77

    In method I, if the BIOS file you need cannot be found in @BIOS server, please go onto ™ Gigabyte's web site for downloading and updating it according to method II. d. Please note that any interruption during updating will cause system unbooted - 73 -...

  • Page 78: Channel Audio Function Introduction

    2- / 4- / 6-Channel Audio Function Introduction The installation of Windows 98SE/2K/ME/XP is very simple. Please follow next step to install the function! Stereo Speakers Connection and Settings: We recommend that you use the speaker with amplifier to acquire the best sound effect if the stereo output is applied.

  • Page 79

    4 Channel Analog Audio Output Mode STEP 1 : Connect the front channels to "Line Out", the rear channels to "Line In". Line Out Line In STEP 2 : After installation of the audio driver, you'll find an icon on the taskbar's status area. Click the audio icon "Sound Effect"...

  • Page 80

    Basic 6 Channel Analog Audio Output Mode Use the back audio panel to connect the audio output without any additional module. STEP 1 : Connect the front channels to "Line Out", the rear Line In channels to "Line In", and the Center/Subwoofer channels to "MIC In".

  • Page 81

    Center/Subwoofer channels. It is the best solution if you need 6 channel output, Line In and MIC at the same time. "SURROUND-KIT" is included in the GIGABYTE unique "Audio Combo Kit" as picture. STEP 1 : Insert the "Audio Combo Kit" in the back of the case,and fix it with the screw.

  • Page 82

    STEP 3 : Connect the front channels to back audio panel's "Line Out", the rear channels to SURROUND-KIT's REAR R/L, and the Center/Subwoofer channels to SURROUND-KIT's SUB CENTER. STEP 4 : Click the audio icon "Sound Effect" from the win- dows tray at the bottom of the screen.

  • Page 83

    SPDIF Output Device (Optional Device) A "S/PDIF output" device is available on the motherboard. Cable with rear bracket is provided and could link to the "S/PDIF output" connector (As picture.) For the further linkage to decoder, rear bracket provides coaxial cable and Fiber connect- ing port.

  • Page 84: Jack-sensing Introduction

    Jack-Sensing Introduction Jack-Sensing provides audio connectors error-detection function. Install Microsoft DirectX8.1 before to enable Jack-Sensing support for Windows 98/98SE/2000 /ME. Jack-Sensing includes 2 parts: AUTO and MANUAL. Following is an example for 2 channels (Windows XP): Introduction of audio connectors You may connect CDROM, Walkman or others audio input devices to Line In jack, speakers, earphone or others output devices to Line Out jack,...

  • Page 85

    If you set wrong with the connectors, the warning message will come out as right picture. Manual setting: If the device picture shows different from what you set, please press "Manual Selection" to set. - 81 - Technical Reference...

  • Page 86: Xpress Recovery Introduction

    Xpress Recovery Introduction What is Xpress Recovery? Xpress Recovery utility is an utility for backing up and restoring O.S. partition. If the hard drive can not work properly, you can restore it to the original state. 1. It supports FAT16, FAT32, NTFS format. 2.

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    You can highlight the item by using the arrows keys on your keyboard and enter key to enter the menu. Text Mode: Xpress Recovery V1.0 (C) Copy Right 2003. GIGABYTE Technilogy CO. , Ltd. 1. Execute Backup Utility 2. Execute Restore Utility 3.

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    1.Execute Backup Utility: Press B to Backup your System or Esc to Exit The Backup utility will scan the system automatically and back it up. The backed up data will be saved as a hidden image . 2.Execute Restore Utility: This program will recover your system to factory default.

  • Page 89: Chapter 5 Appendix

    Revision History Chapter 5 Appendix Install Drivers Picture below are shown in Windows XP Insert the driver CD-title that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive, the driver CD-title will auto start and show the installation guide. If not, please double click the CD-ROM device icon in "My computer", and execute the setup.exe.

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    Driver install finished ! You have to reboot system ! Item Description VIA 4IN1 Driver For INF, AGP, IDE and DMA Driver USB Path for WinXP This patch driver can help you to resolve the USB device wake up S3 hang up issue in XP VIA Lan Driver * VIA 10/100 LAN driver for VT6103L chips RealTek AC97 Audio Driver...

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    SOFTWARE APPLICATION This page reveals the value-added software developed by Gigabyte and its worldwide partners. Gigabyte Windows Utilities Manager(GWUM) This utility can integrate the Gigabyte's applications in the system tray Gigabyte Management Tool(GMT) A useful tool which can manage the computer via the network...

  • Page 92: Software Information, Hardware Information

    SOFTWARE INFORMATION This page list the contects of softwares and drivers in this CD title. HARDWARE INFORMATION This page lists all device you have for this motherboard. CONTACT US Contact us via the information in this page all over the world. GA-7VT600(-L) Motherboard - 88 -...

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    EasyTune 4 Utilities Installation Powerful utility that integrates the overclocking and hardware monitoring functions 2. Click "Next". 1. Click "EasyTune4" item. 4. Right Click the icon to start 3. Click "Finish" to restart computer. "EasyTune 4". 5. Click "HELP". - 89 - Appendix...

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    Below is a collection of general asked questions. To check general asked questions based on a specific motherboard model, please log on to http://tw.giga-byte.com/faq/faq.htm Question 1: I cannot see some options that were included in previous BIOS after updating BIOS. Why? Answer: Some advanced options are hidden in new BIOS version.

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    Question 8: How do I disable onboard VGA card in order to add an external VGA card? Answer: Gigabyte motherboards will auto-detect the external VGA card after it is plugged in, so you don't need to change any setting manually to disable the onboard VGA.

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    Question 11: How to set in the BIOS in order to bootup from SATA HDDs by either RAID or ATA mode? Answer: Please set in the BIOS as follow: 1. Advanced BIOS features--> SATA/RAID/SCSI boot order: "SATA" 2. Advanced BIOS features--> First boot device: "SCSI" 3.

  • Page 97: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you encounter any trouble during boot up, please follow the troubleshooting procedures. START Turn off the power and unplug the AC power cable, then remove all of the add-on cards and cables from motherboard. Please isolate Please make sure motherboard & chassis are not short ? the short pin.

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    Failure has been excluded. If the above procedure unable to solve your problem, please contact with your local retailer or national distributor for help. Or, you could submit your question to the service mail via Gigabyte website technical support zone (http://www.gigabyte.com.tw).

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    Technical Support/RMA Sheet Customer/Country: Company: Phone No.: Contact Person: E-mail Add. : Model name/Lot Number: PCB revision: BIOS version: O.S./A.S.: Hardware Mfs. Model name Size: Driver/Utility: Configuration Memory Brand Video Card Audio Card CD-ROM / DVD-ROM Modem Network AMR / CNR Keyboard Mouse Power supply...

  • Page 100

    Appendix E: Acronyms Acronyms Meaning ACPI Advanced Configuration and Power Interface Advanced Power Management Accelerated Graphics Port Audio Modem Riser Advanced Communications Riser BIOS Basic Input / Output System Central Processing Unit CMOS Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor CRIMM Continuity RIMM Communication and Networking Riser Direct Memory Access Desktop Management Interface...

  • Page 101

    Acronyms Meaning Logical Block Addressing Light Emitting Diode Megahertz MIDI Musical Instrument Digital Interface Memory Translator Hub Memory Protocol Translator Network Interface Card Operating System Original Equipment Manufacturer PCI A.G.P. Controller POST Power-On Self Test Peripheral Component Interconnect RIMM Rambus in-line Memory Module Special Circumstance Instructions SECC Single Edge Contact Cartridge...

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