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rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed 15 amperes. 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.
14. Use only the proper type of power supply cord (provided in your keyboard/manual accessories box) for this unit. It should be a detachable type: UL listed/CSA certified, type SVT/SJT, rated 10A 125V minimum. Maximum length is 15 feet (4.6 meters). 15.
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2.3.3 Main Board ID...2-9 2.3.4 Main Board S/N...2-9 2.3.5 System BIOS Version ...2-9 2.3.6 System BIOS ID ...2-9 2.3.7 BIOS Release Date...2-9 2.4 Disk Drives ...2-10 2.4.1 Floppy Drives ...2-12 2.4.2 IDE Drives ...2-12 2.5 Power Management ...2-16 2.5.1 Power Management Mode ...2-16 2.5.2 Power Switch <...
2.9 Date and Time... 2-44 2.9.1 Date... 2-44 2.9.2 Time ... 2-45 2.10 Remote Diagnostic Configuration... 2-46 2.11 Load Setup Default Settings ... 2-48 2.12 Abort Settings Change ... 2-49 2.13 Leaving Setup ... 2-49 3.1 Standalone System... 3-2 3.2 Features ... 3-3 3.2.1 Front Panel ...
1-1 System Board Layout...1-4 1-2 System Board Jumper and Connector Locations...1-5 1-3 Front Panel Connectors ...1-9 1-4 Installing a Pentium II Processor ...1-13 1-5 Securing the Pentium II Processor...1-14 1-6 Unlocking the Module Latches ...1-14 1-7 Removing the Pentium II Processor ...1-15 1-8 Installing the Termination Board...1-16 1-9 Installing a DIMM...1-18 1-10 Removing a DIMM ...1-19...
This user’s guide aims to give you the information you need to operate the system properly and tells you how to install internal components. This user’s guide consists of three chapters. This chapter describes the system board and all its major components. It contains information about the system board layout, jumper and connector locations, jumper settings, connector functions, and information on installing optional components.
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.
The Altos 1100 system board is a dual-processor system board built on an ATX baseboard using two Intel Pentium II processors running at 400/100, or 450/100 MHz. It is integrated with the Intel 440BX system controller, which consists of the PCI/AGP controller and the PCI/ISA IDE accelerator (PIIX4).
The system board supports two manageability features: Manager (ASM) Pro and Remote Diagnostic Manager (RDM). ASM Pro detects problems in: CPU thermal condition CPU working voltage detection ( 12V/ 5V/3.3V/1.5V) PCI bus utilization calculation It also detects if the CPU fan or the chassis fan malfunctions. RDM allows execution of the RDM diagnostic program from a remote RDM station to fix detected problems or to reboot the system.
The system board has the following major components: Supports dual Intel Pentium II processors Four DIMM sockets that accept 128 and 256 MB DIMMs with a maximum of 1024 MB system memory Two ISA, four PCI, and one AGP bus slots (one PCI and ISA shared slot) 512-KB Flash ROM for system BIOS 512-KB pipelined-burst second-level cache built-in Pentium II CPU System clock/calendar with battery backup...
Figure 1-1 shows the system board components. Figure 1-1 System Board Layout Mouse port Keyboard port USB ports Serial port 2 Parallel port Serial port 1 RJ-45 CPU slots Intel 82558B chipset PCI slots ISA slots AGP slot 13 14 IOAPIC* Super I/O controller Reserved...
This section describes the jumper and connector locations and settings. Figure 1-2 shows the jumper and connector locations on the system board.
Table 1-1 lists the system board jumpers with their corresponding settings and functions.
Table 1-2 lists the different connectors on the system board and their respective functions.
The following figure shows the pin orientation of the front-panel connectors.
Before you install any system component, please read the following sections. These sections contain important ESD precautions, pre- and post-installation instructions.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk drives, expansion boards, and other components. Always observe the following precautions before you install a system component. 1. Do not remove a component from its protective packaging until you are ready to install it. 2.
Observe the following procedures after installing a system component: 1. Check that the components are installed according to the instructions in their respective sections. 2. Make sure you have set all the required jumpers. See section 1.4.2 for the correct jumper settings. 3.
Follow these steps to install a Pentium II processor into the socket on the CPU board. 1. Press the processor module down until the edge connector snugly fits into the socket.
2. Press the latches on the sides to lock the processor module into place. Follow these steps to remove the Pentium II CPU module from the slot. 1. Unlock the latches that secure the processor module.
2. Firmly hold the processor module and pull it out of the socket.
When you use only one CPU, you must have a termination board installed in the empty slot. Follow these steps to install the termination board: 1. Position the termination board over the empty slot. 2. Carefully insert the golden fingers of the termination board into the slot until the board fits completely.
The four 168-pin sockets onboard support Registered PC100 ECC SDRAM-type DIMMs. You may install 128 or 256-MB DIMMs for a maximum of 1024 MB system memory. Each of the sockets represents one independent bank. This allows you to install DIMMs with different capacities to form a configuration. Table 1-3 lists some system memory configurations.
To install a DIMM, align it with the socket and press it down until the holding clips secure the DIMM in place. To remove a DIMM, press the holding clips on both sides of the socket outward to release the DIMM.
Reconfigure the system after installing or removing DIMMs. Follow these steps to reconfigure the system: 1. Power on the system. A memory error message appears, indicating that the total memory does not match the value stored in CMOS. 2. Press 3.
To install 32 bit PCI cards: 1. Locate the PCI slots on the system board. 2. Remove the bracket on the housing opposite an empty PCI slot. 3. Insert a PCI card into the slot. Make sure that the card is properly seated. 4.
When installing an AGP card, make sure that the IRQ required by the card is not already assigned to a PCI or ISA device to avoid resource conflicts. Follow these steps when installing an AGP card: 1. Locate the AGP slot on the main board. See Figure 1-1 for the slot location. 2.
ASM Pro is a server management tool based on industry standards. designed to help server supervisors and management information system (MIS) personnel to detect errors or potential trouble spots in their network servers through a single management station. ASM Pro consists of two major parts: ASM-Station - a Windows-based management station software that communicates with servers equipped with ASM-Agent(s).
Remote Diagnostic Manager (RDM) is a server management tool that uses modems and telephone lines to control a host of servers from a remote station. In the event of failure, RDM monitors and analyzes the server condition, updates the BIOS settings if necessary, reboots the server, and quickly returns it to normal operation.
Refer to the RDM User’s Guide for detailed instructions on RDM installation.
Do not continue using the computer if you receive an error message of any type. Note the message and take corrective action. This section explains the different types of error messages and corresponding corrective measures. There are two general types of error messages: Software System Software error messages are returned by your operating system or application.
As a general rule, if an error message says "Press F1 to continue," it 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.
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. This memory area is not part of the system RAM. To enter Setup, press the key combination The BIOS Utility main menu then appears:...
BIOS Utility System Information Product Information Disk Drives Power Management Startup Configuration Advanced Configuration System Security Date and Time Remote Diagnostic Configuration Load Default Settings Abort Settings Change = Move highlight bar, = Select, Esc = Exit...
The following screen appears if you select System Information from the main menu. Processor ...Pentium II Processor Speed ...xxx MHz Bus Frequency ...xxx MHz Internal Cache ...xx KB, Enabled External Cache ...xxx KB, Enabled Floppy Drive A ...x.xx MB, x.x-inch Floppy Drive B ...None IDE Primary Channel Master ...CD-ROM IDE Primary Channel Slave ...xxx...
The following screen shows page 2 of the System Information menu. Serial Port 1 ... 3F8h, IRQ 4 Serial Port 2 ... 2F8h, IRQ 3 Parallel Port ... 378h, IRQ 7 Pointing Device ... Installed Memory Parity Mode ... ECC Onboard USB ...
The Processor Speed parameter specifies the speed of the CPU currently installed in your system. The system supports Intel Pentium II CPUs running at 400 or 450 MHz. The Bus Frequency parameter specifies the system external clock. The bus frequency should always be set to 100 MHz. This parameter specifies the first-level or the internal memory size (i.e., the memory integrated into the CPU), and whether it is enabled or disabled.
This parameter specifies the system’s current floppy drive B settings. For information on how to configure the floppy drives, see section 2.4.1. 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 IDE devices, see section 2.4.2.
This parameter indicates the type of memory installed in the system. This parameter indicates the serial port 1 address and IRQ setting. This parameter indicates the serial port 2 address and IRQ setting. This parameter indicates the parallel port address and IRQ setting. The BIOS utility automatically detects if there is a mouse connected to the system.
This parameter specifies whether the onboard USB controller is enabled or not. For information on how to enable or disable USB, see section 2.7.1.
The Product Information contains general data about the system. It includes the product name, serial number, BIOS version, etc. This information is necessary for troubleshooting and may be required when asking for technical support. The following screen shows the Product Information items. Product Name ...
This parameter specifies the system board’s identification number. This parameter specifies the system board’s serial number. This parameter specifies the version of the BIOS utility. This parameter specifies the identification number of the BIOS utility. This parameter specifies the official date the BIOS version was released.
The Disk Drives menu lets you configure the system hard disk and disk drive settings. If your hard disk supports the enhanced IDE features, you may set the functions using this menu. The following screen shows the Disk Drives parameters and their default settings: Floppy Drive A ...
From the Disk Drives screen, select the IDE Primary Channel Master, IDE Primary Channel Slave, the IDE Secondary Channel Master, or IDE Secondary Channel Slave items to display their respective menus. Selecting the IDE Primary Channel Master item displays the following menu. IDE Primary Channel Master Type ...
To configure the first floppy drive (drive A), highlight the Floppy Drive A parameter. Press value. Possible settings for the Floppy Drive parameters: None [360 KB, 5.25-inch] [1.2 MB, 5.25-inch] [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 None if you do not have a second floppy drive.
Slave item (or the IDE Secondary Channel Slave) if you want to configure an IDE device set as slave. To configure an IDE device designated as master: 1. Select the IDE Primary Channel Master (or the IDE Secondary Channel Master) option to display its menu. 2.
To configure an IDE device designated as slave: 1. Select the IDE Primary Channel Slave (or the IDE Secondary Channel Slave) option to display its menu. 2. Highlight the parameter Type, then press types with their respective values for cylinder, head, sector, and size. Refer to the above procedure for configuring a master device.
Enabling this parameter improves system performance by allowing the use of the 32-bit hard disk access. This enhanced IDE feature works only under DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 95/98, and Novell NetWare. If your software or hard disk does not support this function, set this parameter to Disabled. This parameter allows you to enable or disable the CD-ROM drive DMA mode.
The Power Management menu lets you configure the system power management features. The following screen shows the Power Management parameters with their default settings: Power Management Mode ...[Disabled] IDE Hard Disk Standby Timer ...[---] System Sleep Timer ...[---] Stop CPU Clock in Sleep State ...[---] Power Switch <...
allow 3 to 5 seconds (depending on the hard disk) for the disk to return to normal speed. Set this parameter to Off if your hard disk does not support this function. This parameter sets the system to the lowest power-saving mode. automatically enters into the sleep or the suspend mode after a specified period of inactivity.
The Startup Configuration allows you to specify your preferred setting for bootup. The following screen appears if you select the Startup Configuration option from the main menu: Fast POST Mode ...[Auto ] Silent Boot ...[Disabled ] Num Lock After Boot ...[Enabled ] Memory Test ...[Disabled] Release All Blocked Memory ...[Disabled] Initialize SCSI Before IDE ...[Disabled]...
This parameter enables or disables the Silent Boot function. When set to Enabled, BIOS is in graphical mode and displays only an identification logo during POST and while booting, after which the screen displays the operating system prompt (such as DOS) or logo (such as Windows 95). If any error occurs while booting, the system automatically switches to text mode.
This parameter allows you to specify the system search sequence. The selections are: Drive A then C: The system checks drive A first. If there is a diskette in the drive, the system boots from drive A. Otherwise, it boots from drive C:. Drive C then A: The system checks drive C first.
The Advanced Configuration option allows you to configure the advanced system memory functions. The following screen shows the Advanced Configuration parameters. Onboard Devices Configuration PnP/PCI System Configuration Memory/Cache Configuration System Event Configuration = Move Highlight Bar, Advanced Configuration CPU Speed Configuration = Change Setting, F1 = Help...
The Onboard Devices Configuration allows you to configure the onboard communication ports and the onboard devices. Selecting this option from the Advanced Configuration menu displays the following screen: Onboard Devices Configuration Serial Port 1 ...[Disabled] Base Address ...[3F8h] IRQ ... Serial Port 2 ...[Enabled ] Base Address ...[2F8h] IRQ ......
The following screen shows page 2 of the Onboard Devices Configuration menu: Onboard Devices Configuration Onboard Floppy Disk Controller ...[Enabled] Onboard IDE Primary Channel ...[Enabled] Onboard IDE Secondary Channel ...[Enabled] Onboard PS/2 Mouse (IRQ 12) ...[Enabled] Onboard USB ...[Disabled] USB Legacy Mode ...[--------] Onboard Ethernet Chip ...[Enabled] SMBUS Interrupt(IRQ9) ...[Disabled] = Move Highlight Bar,...
This function lets you set a logical base address for serial port 1. The options are: 3F8h 2F8h 3E8h 2E8h The default setting is 3F8h. This function lets you assign an interrupt for serial port 1. The options are IRQ 3 and 4.
This function lets you assign an interrupt for serial port 2. The options are IRQ . The default setting is 3. This parameter allows you to enable or disable the parallel port. This function lets you set a logical base address for the parallel port. The options are: 3BCh 378h...
This item allows you to set the operation mode of the parallel port. Table 2-1 lists the different operation modes. The default setting is Bi-directional. This item becomes active only if you select Extended Capabilities Port (ECP) as the operation mode. It allows you to assign DMA channel 1 or DMA channel 3 for the ECP parallel port function.
When disabled, it deactivates the connected devices. Enabled. This parameter lets you enable or disable the secondary IDE channel. When enabled, it allows you access the devices connected to the secondary channel. When disabled, it deactivates the connected devices. Enabled. This parameter enables or disables the onboard PS/2 mouse.
analog semiconductor technologies and with limited digital capabilities. Enabling this feature will reserve IRQ9 for SMBUS use. The default setting is Disabled . The PnP/PCI System Configuration allows you to specify the settings for your PCI devices. Selecting this option displays the following screens: PnP/PCI System Configuration PCI IRQ Setting PCI Slot 1 ...
PnP/PCI System Configuration PCI IRQ Sharing VGA Palette Snoop ... [Disabled] Graphics Aperture Size ... [ 64 ] MB Plug and Play OS ... [No] Reset Resource Assignments ... [No] = Move Highlight Bar, This parameter allows for Auto or Manual configuration of PCI devices. If you use plug-and-play (PnP) devices, set this parameter to Auto.
Press to move between fields. Press to select options. This item shows the assigned interrupt for the onboard accelerated graphics port (AGP) controller. This item allows you to manually assign the interrupt for the onboard LAN when the PCI IRQ Setting parameter is set to Manual. This parameter is grayed and not user-configurable when the PCI IRQ Setting is set to Auto.
This parameter permits you to use the palette snooping feature if you installed more than one VGA card in the system. The default setting is Disabled. The VGA palette snoop function allows the control palette register (CPR) to manage and update the VGA RAM DAC (Digital Analog Converter, a color data storage) of each VGA card installed in the system.
The Memory/Cache Configuration allows you to specify the appropriate settings for your system memory. Selecting the option displays the following screen: Memory/Cache Configuration Internal Cache (CPU Cache) ...[Enabled ] Cache Scheme ...[Write Back] System BIOS Cacheable ...[Enabled ] Video BIOS Cacheable ...[Enabled ] Memory at 15MB-16MB Reserved for ...[ Memory ECC Mode ...[ Single Processor MP Table ...[Enabled]...
Set this parameter to Enabled if you want the system BIOS to run directly from the cache memory, thus allowing your system to function faster. Set this to Disabled to run the system BIOS from RAM. The default setting is Enabled. Set this parameter to Enabled if you want the video BIOS to run directly from the cache memory, thus allowing your system to function faster.
The CPU Speed Configuration allows you to specify the appropriate settings for your system memory. Selecting the option displays the following screen: CPU Speed Configuration Bus Frequency ... 100 MHz Multiple ... [ 4 ] Processor Speed ... 400 MHz = Move Highlight Bar, The bus frequency refers to the speed by which data is transfer between internal computer components and the CPU or the main memory of the CPU.
million cycles per second. The faster the clock, the more instructions the CPU can execute per second. The system event configuration enables you to record and monitor events that occurs in your system like system temperature, fan stops, and others. feature allows you to specify the appropriate settings for your system’s event handling.
Clears the event log whenever the event log area is full. The default setting is Disabled. Opens the system event log file for viewing. This parameter monitors the following events and logs them into the event log file if there is a change in status. Enable or disable the monitoring of the system’s temperature, volume, and CPU fan.
System Event Configuration Critical Event Process Stop POST after CPU or Memory Reducton Halt System if no CPU or Memory Available [Disabled] Threshold Settings CPU Warning Degree ...[ xx] C CPU Fatal Degree ...[ xx] C System Temperature System Voltage ...[ xx]% = Move Highlight Bar, There are two threshold levels for this parameter.
The Setup program has a number of security features to prevent unauthorized access to the system and its data. The following screen appears when you select System Security from the main menu: Disk Drive Control Floppy Drive ... [ Hard Disk Drive ... [ Setup Password ...
The disk drive control features allow you to control the floppy drive or the hard disk drive boot function to prevent loading operating systems or other programs from a certain drive while the other drives are operational. Table 2-2 lists the drive control settings and their corresponding functions.
The Setup Password prevents unauthorized access to the BIOS utility. 1. Make sure that JP7 is set to 2-3 (bypass password). 2. Enter BIOS utility and select System Security. 3. Highlight the Setup Password parameter and press the password prompt appears: 4.
After setting the password, the system automatically sets the Setup Password parameter to Present. 7. Press to exit the System Security screen and return to the main menu. 8. Press to exit the BIOS utility. A dialog box appears asking if you want to save the CMOS data.
If you forget your setup password, you can bypass the password security feature by hardware. Follow these steps to bypass the password: 1. Turn off and unplug the system. 2. Open the system housing and set JP7 to 2-3 to bypass the password function. 3.
will not respond to any keyboard or mouse input until you enter the correct password.
The real-time clock keeps the system date and time. After setting the date and time, you do not need to enter them every time you turn on the system. As long as the internal battery remains good (approximately seven years) and connected, the clock continues to keep the date and time accurately even when the power is off.
Year 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 to set the time...
Please refer to the Remote Diagnostic Manager (RDM) User's Guide for more information on remote diagnostic configuration. The following is the first of two Remote Diagnostic Configuration screens in the BIOS utility. It shows the remote diagnostic parameters with their default settings: Remote Diagnostic Configuration RDM 4.0 BIOS Version ...980702...
The following is the second of two Remote Diagnostic Configuration screens in the BIOS utility. It shows the remote diagnostic parameters with their default settings: Remote Diagnostic Configuration Page 2/2 RDM Daughter Board Version ...R01-A6 RDM Work Mode ...[Reboot] Waiting Mode Password ...[---] System Critical Paging No.
Use this option to load the default settings for the optimized system configuration. When you load the default settings, some of the parameters are grayed-out with their fixed settings. These grayed parameters are not user- configurable. The following dialog box appears when you select Load Setup Default Settings from the main menu.
Use this option to disregard your changes to the BIOS and reload your previous settings. The following dialog box appears when you select Abort Settings Change from the main menu. Do you want to abort settings change? [Yes] Select Yes to disregard your changes and reload your previous settings. After reload, the main menu appears on screen.
This chapter describes the features of the IDM housing and tells you how to install the basic system components such as disk drives, a system board, or expansion boards. Descriptive illustrations accompany the installation procedures. Before attempting the procedures described in this chapter, read the ESD precautions and pre- and post-installation instructions in section 1.6.
For a stand-alone system, rotate the feet outward to stabilize the housing.
The figure below shows the housing internal structure and some of the basic system components. Power Supply Housing Fan Expansion Slot Brackets Expansion Card Backplane Board Hot-Swap Cage (SCSI) 5.25-inch Drive Bays 3.5-inch Drive Bay Power Switch Power LED Hard Disk Drive LED System Status LED Removable Hard Disk Drive Trays...
Keylock Unlock the housing with the key and then pull the panel to access the drive trays.
To remove the left panel: 1. Use a screw driver to remove the two screws securing it to the rear panel. 2. Pull the panel handle to slide the left panel open. Left panel screws Left Panel Handle...
1. Open the front panel and remove the left panel of the housing. See section 4 for more information on opening the housing panels. 2. Remove the screws attaching the 3.5-inch drive frame (2 pieces) to the housing. 3. Secure a 3.5-inch drive on the drive frame with four screws as shown below.
4. Insert the drive into the drive bay and secure it with two screws. 5. Connect the diskette drive cables. You may install a CD-ROM, tape drive, hard disk, diskette drive or any other 5.25-inch device into the drive bay. 1.
4. Insert the drive into the drive bay and secure it with two screws. 5. Connect the signal and power cables to the drive.
1. Remove an expansion slot bracket cover. expansion board. 2. Align an expansion board with the open slot and insert the golden fingers into the expansion bus connector. Save the screw to secure the...
Your system comes equipped with a 3 drive, hot-pluggable cage that support SCA connectors on the hard disk drives. There is also an Ultra 2 backplane attached to the end of the cage. Use your finger to release the drive tray as shown below and then pull it out. Place a hard disk on the tray and secure it with four screws.
The following diagram shows the SCSI jumpers and connectors.
The LVD SCSI hot-swap cage includes a hot plug SCA single-ended backplane, LED board, and the hard drive cage itself. It supports three 1-inch SCA-II SCSI hard drives in one channel with active terminator built-in. The SCA II connector design allows for the addition and removal of SCSI drives without shutting down the system.