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  • Page 1 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 2 Further, Acer reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes from time to time in the contents hereof without obligation to notify any person of such revisions or changes. Acer reserves the right to make changes to the products described in this manual at any time and without notice.
  • Page 3 (e) sublicense or otherwise make the software available to third parties. The software is the property of Acer or Acer’s supplier and you do not have and shall not gain any proprietary interest in the software (including any modifications or copies made by or for you) or any related intellectual property rights.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    Also, make sure that the total rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed 15 amperes. AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 5 11. Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product. 12.
  • Page 6 Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion. Refer battery replacement to a qualified technician. The battery may explode if not handled properly. Do not recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire. Keep away from children and dispose of used battery promptly. AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 7 Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 8: Caution On Lithium Batteries

    AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM. Caution on Lithium Batteries CAUTION Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions. viii AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Introduction Overview ...1 About This Manual ...2 Chapter 1 Getting Started 1.1 Preinstallation ...1-1 1.1.1 Selecting a Site ...1-1 1.1.2 Unpacking Components...1-1 1.2 Features...1-2 1.2.1 Front Panel ...1-2 1.2.2 Rear Panel...1-3 1.3 Connecting System Components...1-4 1.3.1 Connecting the Keyboard ...1-4 1.3.2 Connecting the Monitor ...1-5 1.3.3 Connecting the Mouse...1-6 1.3.4 Connecting the Printer (Optional) ...1-7...
  • Page 10 3.2.5 Floppy Drive A ...3-4 3.2.6 IDE Primary Channel Master ...3-5 3.2.7 IDE Primary Channel Slave ...3-5 3.2.8 IDE Secondary Channel Master ...3-5 3.2.9 IDE Secondary Channel Slave ...3-5 3.2.10 Total Memory ...3-5 3.3 Product Information...3-6 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 11 3.3.1 Product Name...3-7 3.3.2 System S/N ...3-7 3.3.3 Main Board ID ...3-7 3.3.4 Main Board S/N...3-7 3.3.5 System BIOS Version ...3-7 3.3.6 DMI BIOS Version...3-7 3.4 Disk Drives ...3-8 3.4.1 Floppy Drives ...3-8 3.4.2 LS-120 drive as...3-9 3.4.3 IDE Drives ...3-10 3.5 Onboard Peripherals ...3-14 3.5.1 Serial Port ...3-14 3.5.2 Parallel Port...3-15...
  • Page 12 4.4.2 Removing a DIMM ...4-11 4.4.3 Reconfiguring the System ...4-11 Upgrading the CPU...4-12 4.5.1 Removing the Processor Card ...4-12 4.5.2 Installing a Processor Card ...4-13 4.5.3 Installing the Celeron CPU ...4-17 4.6 Connecting USB Devices ...4-20 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 13 List of Figures 1-1 Front Panel...1-2 1-2 Rear Panel ...1-3 1-3 Connecting the Keyboard...1-4 1-4 Connecting the Monitor...1-5 1-5 Connecting the Mouse ...1-6 1-6 Connecting the Parallel Printer...1-7 1-7 Complete System Connections ...1-8 1-8 Connecting Multimedia Components...1-9 1-9 Connecting the Telephone Line and Handset to the Fax/Modem ...1-10 2-1 System Board Layout ...2-4 2-2 Jumper and Connector Locations ...2-5 4-1 Removing the ScrewsREMOVING THE SCREWS ...4-4...
  • Page 14 1-1 System Error Messages ...1-15 2-1 Jumper Settings...2-6 2-2 Onboard Connectors ...2-7 2-3 IDE Hard Disk Configuration...2-8 2-4 Supported Video Resolutions ...2-9 3-1 Parallel Port Operation Mode Settings ...3-16 3-2 Drive Control Settings...3-29 4-1 Memory Configurations ...4-9 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 15 Conventions The following conventions are used in this manual: Represents the actual keys that you have to press on the keyboard. NOTE Gives bits and pieces of additional information related to the current topic. WARNING Alerts you to any danger that might result from doing or not doing specific actions.
  • Page 16: Overview

    Introduction Acer has been on the leading edge of microcomputer systems development for both corporate and home computing needs for 20 years, as the OEM of choice for many of the world’s leading computer companies. Acer is committed to meeting the world’s demand for state-of-the-art computers...
  • Page 17: About This Manual

    Installing Optional Components Describes how to remove and replace the system housing, and to install the optional components into the housing. It gives brief instructions accompanied by mechanical illustrations showing how to perform each described procedure. AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 18: Chapter 1 Getting Started

    Chapter 1 Preinstallation The preinstallation process involves the following activities: Selecting a site Unpacking components 1.1.1 Selecting a Site Consider the following when selecting a site for your computer: Determine the best site for your system. Cable paths should not run near equipment that might cause electromagnetic or radio frequency interference such as radio transmitters, television sets, copy machines, or heating and air conditioning equipment.
  • Page 19: Features

    4. Skip/Forward Button 5. CD-ROM LED 6. Increase Volume Button 7. Decrease Volume Button Figure 1-1 Front Panel AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide 8. System Activity LED 9. Power LED 10. Fixed Disk Drive LED 11. Power Button 12. 3.5-inch Diskette Drive Eject Button 13.
  • Page 20: Rear Panel

    1.2.2 Rear Panel Figure 1-2 shows the system unit rear panel. 1. Fan 2. System Main Power Switch 3. Voltage Selector 4. System Power Socket 5. USB Ports 6. PS/2 Mouse Port 7. PS/2 Keyboard Port 8. Serial Port Figure 1-2 Rear Panel 9.
  • Page 21: Connecting System Components

    The following sections show how to connect each component to the system. 1.3.1 Connecting the Keyboard Plug the keyboard cable into the keyboard socket on the rear panel. See Figure 1-3. Figure 1-3 Connecting the Keyboard AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 22: Connecting The Monitor

    1.3.2 Connecting the Monitor Plug the monitor signal cable into the VGA connector on the rear panel. Figure 1-4 Connecting the Monitor Chapter 1 - Getting Started...
  • Page 23: Connecting The Mouse

    1.3.3 Connecting the Mouse Plug the mouse cable into the mouse connector on the rear panel. Figure 1-5 Connecting the Mouse AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 24: Connecting The Parallel Printer

    1.3.4 Connecting the Printer (Optional) If you have a parallel printer, connect it to the parallel port on the rear panel. See Figure 1-6. Figure 1-6 Connecting the Parallel Printer If you have a serial printer or other serial peripheral, connect it to the serial port (COM1).
  • Page 25: Complete System Connections

    After connecting all the components, plug one end of the power supply cable into the system power socket. Plug the other end of the power supply cable into a wall outlet. Figure 1-7 shows the complete system connections. Figure 1-7 Complete System Connections AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 26: Connecting Multimedia Components (optional)

    1.3.6 Connecting Multimedia Components (Optional) Your system also supports optional multimedia features. Connect multimedia components as shown in Figure 1-8. Figure 1-8 Connecting Multimedia Components Chapter 1 - Getting Started...
  • Page 27: Connecting The Telephone Line And Handset To The Fax/modem

    1.3.7 Connecting the Fax/Modem (Optional) Your system also supports the optional fax/modem feature. Connect the telephone line and handset as shown in Figure 1-9. Figure 1-9 Connecting the Telephone Line and Handset to the Fax/Modem 1-10 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 28: Turning On Your Computer

    Turning On Your Computer After you have connected all peripherals and cables, follow these steps to turn on your computer: Turn on all peripherals connected to the system such as monitor, printer, fax, speakers, etc. Locate the system main power switch on the back of the system unit and turn it on.
  • Page 29: Troubleshooting

    Is the monitor turned on? Is the screen brightness adjusted properly? Never open the monitor case. The CRT monitor retains very high voltage levels, even after the power is turned off. Refer all monitor service to qualified service technicians. 1-12 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 30 Keyboard is Dead Is the keyboard cable plugged in? Turn off the system unit and plug in the keyboard. Do not plug or unplug the keyboard while the power is on. Printer Doesn't Work Is the printer power turned on? Is the printer cable connected to the correct port (serial or parallel)? Is the pin signal interface correct? Are your application and the printer configured for the same operating values?
  • Page 31: Error Messages

    System Error Messages A system error message indicates a problem with the computer itself. These messages normally appear during the power-on self-test, before the operating system prompt appears. Table 1-1 lists the system error messages. 1-14 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 32: System Error Messages

    Table 1-1 System Error Messages Error Message Bad CMOS Battery CMOS Checksum Error Floppy Drive Controller Error Floppy Drive Error DRAM Configuration Error Equipment Configuration Error Hard Disk Controller Error Hard Disk 0 (1, 2, 3) Auto Detection Failed I/O Parity Error PS/2 Keyboard Error or No Keyboard Connected...
  • Page 33 RAM BIOS Error Real Time Clock Error Shadow RAM Fail System Memory Address Error 1-16 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide Corrective Action Run Setup and disable Onboard Serial 1. See Chapter 3. Run Setup and disable Onboard Serial 2. See Chapter 3.
  • Page 34: Correcting Error Conditions

    1.7.3 Correcting Error Conditions As a general rule, the "Press F1 to continue" error message is caused by a configuration problem which can be easily corrected. An equipment malfunction is more likely to cause a fatal error, i.e., an error that causes complete system failure.
  • Page 35: Chapter 2 System Board

    Chapter 2 This chapter describes the system board and all its major components, including: Details about the system board layout Jumper and connector locations and functions Jumper settings The V65MA system board supports the Intel Pentium II processor with MMX (MultiMedia eXtensions) technology and the Celeron processor.
  • Page 36: Major Components

    256 MB PCI local bus IDE (Integrated Device Electronics) controller 3-D audio controller AGP-compliant 3-D video graphics accelerator with 2- or 4-MB SGRAM One Feature connector One Wake-on LAN connector One Modem ring-in connector AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 37 One Modem connector One reserved IrDA (InfraRed Data Association) connector Two PCI enhanced IDE interfaces that support up to four IDE devices External ports PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports One buffered high-speed serial port One SPP/ECP/EPP high-speed parallel port Two USB ports One standard VGA port One mono Microphone-in port One stereo Line-in port...
  • Page 38: Layout

    3-D AGP video controller DIMM sockets IDE1 connector IDE2 connector FDD connector Power switch connector Reset connector Figure 2-1 System Board Layout AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide Ultra I/O controller IrDA connector Wake-on LAN connector HDD LED connector Modem ring-in connector...
  • Page 39: Jumpers And Connectors

    Jumpers and Connectors 2.3.1 Jumper and Connector Locations Figure 2-2 shows the jumper and connector locations. Figure 2-2 Jumper and Connector Locations The shaded pin indicates pin 1. Chapter 2 - System Board...
  • Page 40: Jumper Settings

    Table 2-1 Jumper Settings Jumper Setting JP30 SW1 Settings Switch No. Default setting Default setting AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide VGA IRQ Assignment Disabled Enabled Setting Password Bypass password Check password Reserved CPU Frequency (MHz)
  • Page 41: Onboard Connectors

    2.3.3 Onboard Connectors Table 2-2 lists the onboard connectors. Table 2-2 Onboard Connectors Connector CN10 CN11 CN12/13 CN14 CN15 Function 20-pin power connector USB ports Upper: PS/2 mouse port Lower: PS/2 keyboard port Upper: Parallel port Lower: VGA port (left) COM1 port (right) Primary IDE connector Secondary IDE connector...
  • Page 42: Ide Hard Disk Support

    Follow the instructions in the housing installation manual on how to install a hard disk in the system. Table 2-3 IDE Hard Disk Configuration IDE Connector IDE1 (CN5) IDE2 (CN6) AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide Function Wake-on LAN connector Modem ring-in connector HDD LED/message in connector Audio connector Turbo/LAN LED connector...
  • Page 43: Video Function

    Video Function The onboard video controller is capable not only of enhancing video display, but supporting 3-D video applications as well. Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) design - the latest bus architecture that is considered to be the best solution for 3-D applications. bandwidth;...
  • Page 44 1152 x 864 1152 x 864 1152 x 864 1152 x 864 1280 x 1024 1280 x 1024 1280 x 1024 1280 x 1024 1280 x 1024 2-10 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide Vertical Freq. (Hz) 8/16/24/32 8/16/24/32 8/16/24 8/16 8/16/24/32 8/16/24/32 8/16/24/32...
  • Page 45: Audio Function

    Table 2-4 Supported Video Resolutions (continued) Resolution 1280 x 1024 1280 x 1024 1280 x 1024 1280 x 1024 1600 x 1200 1600 x 1200 1600 x 1200 1600 x 1200 1600 x 1200 1600 x 1200 You may disable the onboard video function in the BIOS Utility.
  • Page 46: Usb

    To enable the Hardware Monitoring function, you need to install Intel LDCM. Contact your dealer for information on the availability of the software. Refer to the software documentation for more details on the Hardware Monitoring function. 2-12 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide With USB, complex cable...
  • Page 47: Wake-on Ring-in Function

    Wake-on Ring-in Function The Wake-on Ring-in function enables the system to resume from suspend mode by monitoring the fax/modem (or any device of similar type) activities. Any signal or activity detected from the Modem ring-in connector automatically returns the system to normal operation. Refer to Figure 2-2 for the location of the Modem ring-in connector (CN17) on the system board.
  • Page 48: Chapter 3 Bios Utility

    Chapter 3 Most systems are already configured by the manufacturer or the dealer. There is no need to run Setup when starting the computer unless you get a Run Setup message. The Setup program loads configuration values into the battery-backed nonvolatile memory called CMOS RAM.
  • Page 49: Entering Setup

    The command line at the bottom of the menu tells you how to move within a screen and from one screen to another. To select an option, move the highlight bar by pressing AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide Setup Utility System Information...
  • Page 50: System Information

    Press to move to the next page or To change a parameter setting, press found. Press to return to the main menu. If you are already in the main menu, press again to exit Setup. The parameters on the screens show default values. These values may not be the same as those in your system.
  • Page 51: Processor

    This parameter specifies the second-level cache memory size currently supported by the system. 3.2.5 Floppy Drive A This parameter specifies the system’s current floppy drive A settings. information on how to configure the floppy drives, see section 3.4.1. AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 52: Ide Primary Channel Master

    3.2.6 IDE Primary Channel Master This parameter specifies the current configuration of the IDE device connected to the master port of the primary IDE channel. For information on how to configure the IDE devices, see section 3.4.3. 3.2.7 IDE Primary Channel Slave This parameter specifies the current configuration of the IDE device connected to the slave port of the primary IDE channel.
  • Page 53: Product Information

    The Product Information menu contains the general data about the system, such as the product name, serial number, BIOS version, etc. This information is necessary for troubleshooting (may be required when asking for technical support). AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide Product Information Page 1/1...
  • Page 54: Product Name

    3.3.1 Product Name This parameter specifies the official name of your system. 3.3.2 System S/N This parameter specifies your system’s serial number. 3.3.3 Main Board ID This parameter specifies your system board’s identification number. 3.3.4 Main Board S/N This parameter specifies your system board’s serial number. 3.3.5 System BIOS Version This parameter specifies the version of your system’s BIOS utility.
  • Page 55: Disk Drives

    Possible settings for the Floppy Drive parameters are: None [360 KB, 5.25-inch] [1.2 MB, 5.25-inch] AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide Disk Drives xx-inch] xx-inch] F1 = Help Page 1/1 = Change Setting, to view the options and select the...
  • Page 56: Ls-120 Drive As

    [720 KB, 3.5-inch] [1.44 MB, 3.5-inch] [2.88 MB, 3.5-inch] Follow the same procedure to configure floppy drive B. Choose have a second floppy drive. 3.4.2 LS-120 drive as This parameter allows you not only to enable the LS-120 device installed in your system, but also to specify the function of the device.
  • Page 57: Ide Drives

    This parameter lets you configure the hard disk drive connected to the master port of IDE channel 2. IDE Secondary Channel Slave This parameter lets you configure the hard disk drive connected to the slave port of IDE channel 2. 3-10 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 58 The following screen appears if you select any of the IDE Drive parameters: IDE Primary/Secondary Channel Master/Slave Type ... [ Auto ] Cylinder ... [ XXXX ] Head ... [ XXXX ] Sector ... [ XXXX ] Size ... [ XXXX ] MB Hard Disk Size >...
  • Page 59: Hard Disk Block Mode

    Block Mode function. If supported, it allows data transfer in block (multiple sectors) at a rate of 256 bytes per cycle. disregard the feature, change the setting to Disabled. 3-12 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 60: Advanced Pio Mode

    Advanced PIO Mode When set to , the BIOS utility automatically detects if the installed hard disk Auto supports the function. If supported, it allows for faster data recovery and read/write timing that reduces hard disk activity time. This results in better hard disk performance.
  • Page 61: Onboard Peripherals

    This parameter allows you to enable or disable the serial port. Base Address This function lets you set a logical base address for the serial port. The options are: 3F8h 2F8h 3E8h 2E8h 3-14 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide Page 1/1 F1 = Help = Change Setting,...
  • Page 62: Parallel Port

    This function lets you assign an interrupt for the serial port. The options are IRQ The Base Address and IRQ parameters are configurable only if the Serial Port parameter is enabled. 3.5.2 Parallel Port This parameter allows you to enable or disable the parallel port. Base Address This function lets you set a logical base address for the parallel port.
  • Page 63: Parallel Port Operation Mode Settings

    It allows you to assign DMA channel 1 or DMA channel 3 for the ECP parallel port function (as required in Windows 95). 3-16 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide Function Allows normal speed one-way operation Allows normal speed operation in a two-...
  • Page 64: Onboard Device Settings

    3.5.3 Onboard Device Settings The Onboard Device Settings menu allows you to configure the device controllers available onboard. Selecting this option from the Onboard Peripherals menu displays the following screen: Onboard Device Settings Floppy Disk Controller ... [Enabled ] IDE Controller ... [Both ] PS/2 Mouse Controller ...
  • Page 65 Onboard Audio Chip This parameter lets you enable or disable the onboard audio controller. If you installed an audio card into your system, you must disable this parameter for the card to work properly. 3-18 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 66: Power Management

    Power Management The Power Management menu lets you configure the system power-management feature. The following screen shows the Power Management parameters and their default settings: Power Management Mode ... [Enabled ] IDE Hard Disk Standby Timer ... [10] Minute(s) System Sleep Timer ... [10] Minute(s) Sleep Mode ...
  • Page 67: Power Switch < 4 Sec

    , any fax/modem activity wakes the system from Sleep mode. Enabled 3-20 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide if your hard disk does not support this function. the system automatically turns off when the power , the system enters the suspend mode.
  • Page 68: Boot Options

    Boot Options This option allows you to specify your preferred settings for bootup. The following screen appears if you select Boot Options from the main menu: Boot Options Boot Sequence [CD-ROM] [Floppy Disk] [Hard Disk] First Hard Disk Drive ... [IDE] Primary Display Adapter ...
  • Page 69: Primary Display Adapter

    Num Lock After Boot This parameter allows you to activate the Num Lock function upon booting. The default setting is Enabled 3-22 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide enables the onboard video controller. Onboard allows the system to boot faster by skipping some Auto to return to the normal booting process.
  • Page 70: Memory Test

    3.7.7 Memory Test When set to , this parameter allows the system to perform a RAM test Enabled during the POST routine. When set to memory size and bypasses the test routine. The default setting is Date and Time The following screen appears if you select the Date and Time option from the main menu: Date ...
  • Page 71: Date

    3.8.2 Time Highlight the items on the Time parameter and press following the hour-minute-second format. Valid values for hour, minute, and second are: Hour Minute Second 3-24 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide 2099 to set the date to set the time...
  • Page 72: System Security

    System Security The Setup program has a number of security features to prevent unauthorized access to the system and its data. The following screen appears if you select System Security from the main menu: Setup Password ... [ Power-on Password ... [ Operation Mode ...
  • Page 73 Type a password. The password may consist of up to seven characters. Then press Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the screen. Retype the password then press 3-26 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide (password check enabled). Setup Password Password (bypass . The following...
  • Page 74 After setting the password, highlight the Set or Change Password option. Press to return to the System Security screen. Press to return to the main menu. Press to exit the BIOS utility. A dialog box appears asking if you want to save the CMOS data.
  • Page 75: Power-on Password

    To set this password, enter the BIOS utility, select System Security, then highlight the Power- on Password parameter. password. 3-28 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide None Follow the same procedure as in setting the Setup to bypass the None...
  • Page 76: Disk Drive Control

    Make sure switch 1 of SW1 is set to the Power-on password. Operation Mode This function lets you enable or disable the password prompt display. When set to , the password prompt appears before system boot. When set to Normal , the password prompt does not appear;...
  • Page 77: 3.10 Load Default Settings

    Selecting the Abort Settings Change option from the main menu displays the following dialog box: Do you want to abort settings change? Choosing discards all the changes that you have made and reverts the parameters to their previously saved settings. 3-30 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide [Yes] [Yes] [No] [No]...
  • Page 78: 3.12 Exiting Setup

    Choosing returns you to the main menu. BIOS retains all changes that you have made. 3.12 Exiting Setup To exit the BIOS utility, simply press Do you really want to exit SETUP? Select to exit Setup. Select changes in the parameter settings, the following dialog box appears: Do you want to save CMOS settings? Select to save your changes before you exit Setup.
  • Page 79: Chapter 4 Installing Optional Components

    Chapter 4 Components Installation Precautions Before you install any system component, we recommend that you read the following sections. These sections contain important ESD precautions, pre- and post installation instructions. 4.1.1 ESD Precautions Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk drives, expansion boards, and other components.
  • Page 80: Pre-installation Instructions

    Observe the following after installing a system component: See to it that the components are installed according to the step-by-step instructions in their respective sections. Make sure you have set all the required jumpers. See section 2.3.2 for the correct jumper settings. AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 81: Removing And Replacing The Housing Cover

    Replace any expansion boards or peripherals that you removed earlier. Replace the system cover. Connect the necessary cables and turn on the system. Removing and Replacing the Housing Cover Before you proceed, make sure that you have peripherals connected to it. 4.1.2 for pre-installation instructions.
  • Page 82: Removing The Housing Cover

    Figure 4-1 Removing the Screws Push the housing cover slightly backward as indicated in Figure 4-2. Pull the housing cover upward and remove it from the chassis. Figure 4-2 Removing the Housing Cover AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 83: Replacing The Housing Cover

    4.2.2 Replacing the Housing Cover Replace the housing cover as shown in Figure 4-3. Figure 4-3 Replacing the Housing Cover Secure the housing cover with the necessary screws. Figure 4-4 Securing the Screws Chapter 4 - Installing Optional Components...
  • Page 84: Installing And Removing Expansion Boards

    Insert a PCI card into the slot. Make sure that the card is properly seated. Secure the card to the housing with a screw. When you turn on the system, BIOS automatically detects and assigns resources to the PCI devices. Figure 4-5 Installing a PCI Card AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 85: Installing Isa Cards

    4.3.2 Installing ISA Cards Both PnP and non-PnP ISA cards require specific IRQs. When installing ISA cards, make sure that the IRQs required by these cards are not previously assigned to PCI devices to avoid resource conflicts. Follow these steps when installing ISA cards: Remove all PnP cards installed in the system, if any.
  • Page 86: Installing Additional Memory

    128-MB capacities, 60 ns (nanoseconds) or less access time, and with ECC. See Figure 2-1 for the location of the DIMM sockets. Section 4.4.1 tells how to install DIMMs. Table 4-1 lists possible memory configurations. AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 87 Table 4-1 Memory Configurations DIMM1 8 MB 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB 8 MB 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 8 MB 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB DIMM2 Total Memory 8 MB 16 MB 32 MB 64 MB 128 MB...
  • Page 88: Installing A Dimm

    The DIMM socket is slotted to ensure proper installation. If you insert a DIMM but it does not fit easily into the socket, you may have inserted it incorrectly. Turn the DIMM around and try to insert it again. 4-10 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 89: Removing A Dimm

    4.4.2 Removing a DIMM Press the holding clips on both sides of the socket outward to release the DIMM. Gently pull the DIMM out of the socket. Figure 4-8 Removing a DIMM 4.4.3 Reconfiguring the System The system automatically detects the amount of memory installed. Run Setup to view the new value for total system memory and make a note of it.
  • Page 90: Upgrading The Cpu

    Follow these steps to remove the processor card: Press the latches on both sides of the processor to release it from the retention mechanism. You will hear a click sound once the latch is released. Figure 4-9 Pressing the Latches 4-12 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 91: Installing A Processor Card

    Pull the processor to totally detach it from the CPU connector. Figure 4-10 Removing a Processor Card 4.5.2 Installing a Processor Card Observe the ESD precautions when installing or removing a system component. See section 4.1.1 Before you proceed, make sure that there is no processor installed in the CPU connector.
  • Page 92: Installing The Retention Mechanism

    Remove the thermal tape protector at the back of the fan sink. Figure 4-12 Removing the Tape Protector from the Fan Sink Insert the wide clip ends into the wide holes on the processor and the narrow clip ends into the narrow holes. 4-14 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 93: Inserting The Clip Ends Into The Processor Holes

    Figure 4-13 Inserting the Clip Ends into the Processor Holes Using your fingers, push down the metal bracket until it clicks into the CPU cartridge and then push the metal bracket’s handle to lock the metal bracket into place. Figure 4-14 Locking the Metal Bracket With the processor card golden fingers pointing downward, align the processor to the posts of the retention mechanism.
  • Page 94: Locking The Processor

    Figure 4-16 Locking the Processor 10. Connect the 3-pin and 2-pin fan/heatsink cables to FN1 and pins 3-4 of JP2401 on the system board, respectively. 4-16 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 95: Installing The Celeron Cpu

    Figure 4-17 Connecting the Fan/Heatsink Cables The heatsink becomes very hot when the system is on. NEVER touch the heatsink with any metal or with your hands. 4.5.3 Installing the Celeron CPU Observe the ESD precautions when installing or removing a system component. See section 4.1.1 Before you proceed, make sure that there is no processor installed in the CPU connector.
  • Page 96: Attaching The Heatsink

    Attach the heatsink on top of the Celeron processor. Align the fasteners underneath the processor card with the heatsink tabs. Press the heatsink and fasteners together to lock the heatsink. Figure 4-19 Attaching the Heatsink 4-18 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 97: Installing The Celeron Processor

    Press down the processor until the golden fingers completely fit into the connector. Snap the retention cover into place as shown in the figure below. Figure 4-20 Installing the Celeron Processor The heatsink becomes very hot when the system is on. NEVER touch the heatsink with any metal or with your hands.
  • Page 98: Connecting Usb Devices

    To connect a USB device, simply plug the device cable into a USB port marked on the rear panel. See the following figure: Figure 4-21 Connecting USB Devices Most USB devices have a built-in USB port which allows you to daisy-chain other devices. 4-20 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 99 Index abort changes Advanced PIO Mode audio controller BIOS bottom command lines BIOS main menu BIOS version Boot Options boot sequence CD-ROM Drive DMA Mode Celeron installation connecting components fax/modem keyboard monitor mouse multimedia printer Date Date and Time Disk Drives diskette drive configuration display adapter DMA Transfer Mode...
  • Page 100 Onboard Device Settings Onboard Peripherals parallel port address configuration parallel port operation modes Pentium II installation removing AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide 3-10 power 3-17 Power Management power management mode 3-17 sleep mode system sleep timer power management modes...
  • Page 101 System Security Setup system serial number system total memory troubleshooting error messages USB controller 3-25 USB device installation USB legacy mode video feature 1-12 supported modes 1-13 Wake-on LAN 2-12 Wake-on Ring-In 3-18 wake-up event 3-20 3-18 2-13 2-12 3-20 Index...
  • Page 103 Index...

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