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& K D S W H U


System Board

The V62X is a high-performance system board that utilizes the new
Intel Pentium II processor.
This processor has a built-in MMX
(Multi-Media Extensions) technology that makes the system capable of
handling and enhancing the performance of 32-bit applications and
multimedia functions.
The system board supports PnP (Plug-and-Play) and power
management functions. In addition, it also offers the hardware monitor
function. This DMI (Desktop Management Interface) feature enables
you to monitor the system resources of your PC or of systems in a
network.
For expansion, the system board integrates in its design three ISA and
four PCI slots. It also has a SCSI (Small Computer System Interface)
/LAN (Local Area Network) interface to support SCSI devices and
network functions.
The six SIMM (Single In-line Memory Module)
sockets on board allow you to upgrade the system memory to a
maximum of 384 MB.
Notice that the board does not come with an external second-level
cache. This is because the second-level cache is already integrated in
the Pentium II CPU card. The CPU card may come with 256-KB or
512-KB second-level cache size.
The board comes with standard I/O interfaces such as two UART
16C550 serial ports, a parallel port with SPP (Standard Parallel
Port)/ECP (Extended Capabilities Port)/EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port)
feature, PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports. The board also includes a
USB (Universal Serial Bus) interface to enable the system to support
additional peripherals.
System Board
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  • Page 1: System Board

    & K D S W H U System Board The V62X is a high-performance system board that utilizes the new Intel Pentium II processor. This processor has a built-in MMX (Multi-Media Extensions) technology that makes the system capable of handling and enhancing the performance of 32-bit applications and multimedia functions.
  • Page 2: Major Features

    Major Features The system board has the following major features and components: Supports Intel Pentium II processor running at 233 or 266 MHz 256/512-KB PBSRAM (Pipelined-burst SRAM) second-level cache (incorporated in the CPU card) Six SIMM sockets that accepts FPM (Fast Page Mode) and EDO (Extended Data Out) RAMs for memory upgrade Onboard PCI local bus IDE controller Onboard 256K Flash BIOS ROM...
  • Page 3: Board Layout

    Board Layout Figure 1-1 shows the locations of the system board components. 72-pin SIMM sockets 3.3V regulator 1.5V regulator Pentium II connector PCI local bus IDE controller SCSI/LAN card slot Ultra I/O controller Buzzer Figure 1-1 System Board Layout System Board major ISA slots PCI slots...
  • Page 4: Jumper And Connector Locations

    Jumpers and Connectors 1.3.1 Jumper and Connector Locations Figure 1-2 shows the jumper and connector locations on the system board. Figure 1-2 System Board Jumper and Connector Locations The blackened pin of a jumper or a connector represents pin 1. User’s Guide...
  • Page 5: Jumper Settings

    Pentium Pro 2-3 * 3-5, 4-6 * Pentium II EPROM Flash EEROM & 28F001 29EE010/020 Host Clock PCI Clock Reserved Reserved 60 MHz 30 MHz Off * 66 MHz 33 MHz XIN/2 XIN/4 Bypass password Check password OEM BIOS Acer BIOS...
  • Page 6 Table 1-1 Jumper Settings (continued) Jumper Setting Core/Bus Ratio Switch No. On * Function Core/Bus Ratio On * On * Off * Reserved User’s Guide...
  • Page 7: Connector Functions

    1.3.3 Connector Functions Table 1-2 lists the different connectors on the system board and their respective functions. Table 1-2 Onboard Connectors Connector Power connector USB port(s) PS/2 keyboard port In-Target Probe (ITP) debug port PS/2 mouse port Parallel/printer port COM1/2 port(s) CN10 HDD channel 2 connector CN11...
  • Page 8: Esd Precautions

    ESD Precautions Always observe following precautions before installing a system component: Do not remove a component from its anti-static packaging until you are ready to install it. Wear a wrist grounding strap before handling electronic components. Wrist grounding straps are available at most electronic component stores.
  • Page 9: Pentium Ii Processor

    Do not attempt the procedures described in the following sections unless you are a qualified service technician. Pentium II Processor The board supports the Pentium II processor - a module that consists of a Pentium Pro technology-based CPU and a second-level cache. It utilizes the new enclosed packaging technology called S.E.C (single- edge contact) cartridge, that allows the second-level cache to remain tightly coupled to the processor.
  • Page 10: Installing A Pentium Ii Processor

    1.6.1 Installing a Pentium II Processor Observe the ESD precautions when installing or removing a system component. Follow these steps to install a Pentium II processor: Place the retention mechanism over the CPU connector on the system board. Secure it with the screws that came with the package.
  • Page 11 Press down the processor until the golden fingers completely fit into the connector and the latches on the sides lock the processor into place. Figure 1-4 Installing a Pentium II Processor System Board 1-11...
  • Page 12: Removing A Pentium Ii Processor

    1.6.2 Removing a Pentium II Processor Observe the ESD precautions when installing or removing a system component. Follow these steps to remove the Pentium II processor: 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.
  • Page 13: Memory Configurations

    Memory Configurations The system board comes with six 72-pin SIMM sockets that allows you to expand memory to a maximum of 384 MB. The SIMM sockets support 5V FPM/EDO DRAMs with 4-, 8-, 16-, 32-, and 64-MB capacities and 60ns (or less) access time. The FPM DRAM is the standard DRAM type.
  • Page 14 Table 1-3 Memory Configurations Bank 1 Bank 2 SIMM1 SIMM2 SIMM3 SIMM4 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 4 MB 8 MB 8 MB 8 MB 8 MB 4 MB 8 MB 8 MB 4 MB 8 MB...
  • Page 15 Table 1-3 Memory Configurations (continued) Bank 1 Bank 2 SIMM1 SIMM2 SIMM3 SIMM4 32 MB 32 MB 16 MB 16 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB 32 MB...
  • Page 16: Installing A Simm

    1.7.2 Installing a SIMM Observe the ESD precautions when installing or removing a system component. Follow these steps to install a SIMM: Carefully slip a SIMM at a 45 angle into a socket making sure that the curved edge indicating the pin 1 of the SIMM matches pin 1 of the socket.
  • Page 17: Removing A Simm

    1.7.3 Removing a SIMM Observe the ESD precautions when installing or removing a system component. Follow these steps to remove a SIMM Press the holding clips on both sides of the SIMM outward to release it. Move the SIMM to a 45 angle. Pull the SIMM out of the socket.
  • Page 18: Reconfiguring The System

    1.7.4 Reconfiguring the System You must enter Setup after installing or removing SIMMs to reconfigure the system. Follow these steps to reconfigure the system: Turn on the system. A memory error message appears, indicating that the total memory does not match the value stored in CMOS.
  • Page 19: Add-On Card Installation

    Add-on Card Installation Observe the ESD precautions when installing or removing a system component. 1.9.1 Installing ISA Cards Both PnP and non-PnP ISA cards require specific IRQs. 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: Turn off the system and remove all PnP cards installed, if any.
  • Page 20: Installing A Pci Card

    Locate the ISA slots on the system board and install the PnP ISA cards. Figure 1-8 Installing an ISA Card Turn on the system. This time PnP BIOS automatically configures the PnP ISA cards with the remaining free IRQs. 1.9.2 Installing a PCI Card Before you proceed, make sure that you have already installed the non-PnP ISA cards and...
  • Page 21 Figure 1-9 Installing a PCI Card Turn on the system. The PnP BIOS automatically configures the PnP ISA and PCI cards with the remaining free IRQs. 1.9.3 Installing a SCSI/LAN Card Before you proceed, make sure that you have already installed the non-PnP ISA cards and have assigned the appropriate IRQs to the cards.
  • Page 22 Figure 1-10 Installing a SCSI/LAN Card Turn on the system. The PnP BIOS automatically configures the installed card with the remaining free IRQs. Refer to you SCSI/LAN combo card user’s guide for detailed information on SCSI/LAN functions. Special Instruction After Installing the SCSI/LAN Card If you installed a SCSI/LAN card in your system, only PCI cards that support IRQ sharing function can be installed on PCI slot 4.
  • Page 23: Post-Installation Instructions

    1.10 Post-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 1.3.2 for the correct jumper settings.
  • Page 24: Software Error Messages

    1.12 Hardware Monitor Function The hardware monitor function of the system board allows you to check the system resources, either locally or in a computer network, via software such as ADM (Advanced Desktop Management) or Intel LDCM (LAN Desk Client Manager) ). desktop management programs that offer SMART (System Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) monitor function for checking local or network connected systems.
  • Page 25: System Error Messages

    1.13.2 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 1-5 lists the system error messages in alphabetical order. System Board 1-25...
  • Page 26 Table 1-5 System Error Messages Message CMOS Battery Error Replace the RTC chip or contact your dealer. CMOS Checksum Error Check the RTC chip and the necessary jumper. If the battery is still good, run Setup. Display Card Mismatch Run Setup Diskette Drive Controller Check and connect the control Error or Not Installed...
  • Page 27 Table 1-5 System Error Messages (continued) Message Keyboard Interface Replace the keyboard or contact Error your dealer. Memory Error at: Check SIMMs on the system board. MMMM:SSSS:OOO Contact your dealer. (W:XXXX, R:YYYY) where: M: MB, S: Segment, O: Offset, X/Y: write/read pattern CPU Clock Mismatch Run Setup.
  • Page 28: Correcting Error Conditions

    1.13.3 Correcting Error Conditions 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.

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