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  • Page 1   User’s Guide...
  • Page 2  Copyright 1996 by this company. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of this company.
  • Page 3      Read these instructions carefully. Save these instructions for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
  • Page 4 Do not allow anything to rest on the power cord. Do not locate this product where persons will walk on the cord. 10. If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the total ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating.
  • Page 5 14. Replace battery with the same type as the product's battery we recommend. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion. Refer battery replacement to a qualified serviceman. 15. Warning! Battery may explode if not handled properly. Do not recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire.
  • Page 6              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 7: Manual Structure

       Purpose This user’s guide gives you all the information you need to operate the system properly. Manual Structure This user’s guide consists of two chapters as follows: Chapter 1 System Board This chapter describes the system board and all its major components.
  • Page 8 Conventions The following conventions are used in this manual: Text entered by user Screen messages , etc. viii Represents text input by the user. Denotes actual messages that appear onscreen. Represent the actual keys that you have to press on the keyboard. NOTE Gives bits and pieces of additional information related to the current...
  • Page 9      Chapter 1 System Board System Board Layout...1-2 ESD Precautions...1-4 Pre-installation Instructions ...1-4 Installing a CPU ...1-5 Upgrading the CPU ...1-6 Jumpers and Connectors ...1-7 1.6.1 Jumper and Connector Locations ...1-7 1.6.2 Jumper Settings ...1-8 1.6.3 Connector Functions...1-9 1.6.4 USB Interface (optional) ...
  • Page 10 Chapter 2 BIOS Utility Entering Setup... 2-2 Basic System Configuration ... 2-3 2.2.1 Date and Time ... 2-5 2.2.2 Diskette Drives... 2-6 2.2.3 IDE Drives... 2-6 2.2.4 System Memory ... 2-13 2.2.5 Math Coprocessor ... 2-13 2.2.6 Video Display ... 2-13 2.2.7 Communication Settings ...
  • Page 11 2.4.3 SCSI & ASM Adapter Power Saving Configuration... 2-23 2.5.1 Power Management Mode... 2-23 2.5.2 System Wakeup Events ... 2-24 System Security Setup... 2-25 2.6.1 Disk Drive Control ... 2-26 2.6.2 Onboard Communication Ports... 2-28 2.6.3 Onboard PS/2 Mouse (IRQ 12)... 2-30 2.6.4 Setup Password...
  • Page 12 List of Tables Jumper Settings... 1-8 Connector Functions ... 1-9 Memory Configurations ... 1-11 SCSI/ASM Card Jumper Settings... 1-16 System Error Messages ... 1-19 Hard Disk Types... 2-9 Drive Control Settings ... 2-26 Serial Port 1 Settings ... 2-28 Serial Port 2 Settings ... 2-28 Parallel Port Settings ...