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Acer v60n motherboards: user guide
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& K D S W H U


System Board

The V60N is a high-performance system board with a 64-bit
architecture. It supports the new Intel Pentium Pro CPU running at
150/166/180/200 MHz
and
utilizes
the
Peripheral
Component
Interconnect (PCI) local bus architecture.
The PCI local bus
maximizes
the
system
performance
by
enabling
high-speed
peripherals to match the speed of the microprocessor with its 120 MB
or 132 MB per second transfer rate in burst mode.
The board comes with four ISA and four PCI slots for future
expansion. The six 72-pin SIMM sockets allow you to upgrade system
memory to a maximum of 384 MB.
Onboard I/O interfaces comprise of two UART 16C550 serial ports, a
parallel port with ECP/EPP feature, and PS/2 keyboard and mouse
ports. These allow the system to support various I/O devices.
System Board
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  • Page 1: System Board

    & K D S W H U System Board The V60N is a high-performance system board with a 64-bit architecture. It supports the new Intel Pentium Pro CPU running at 150/166/180/200 MHz utilizes Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) local bus architecture.
  • Page 2: Major Features

    Major Features The system board has the following major features and components: A zero-insertion force (ZIF) socket for Intel Pentium Pro CPU series Six 72-pin SIMM sockets that support 4-/8-/16-/32-/64-MB, 60-ns SIMMs, with Extended Data Out (EDO) or Fast Page Mode (FPM) feature 128-KB Flash ROM APM-compliant BIOS...
  • Page 3: Board Layout

    Board Layout Figure 1-1 shows the locations of the system board major components. Power connector SIMM sockets Battery 1.5V voltage regulator with heatsink CPU socket 3.3V voltage regulator with heatsink SCSI/LAN card slot ISA slots PCI slots Figure 1-1 System Board Layout System Board Buzzer BIOS chip socket...
  • 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

    1.3.2 Jumper Settings Table 1-1 lists the system board jumpers with their corresponding settings and functions. Table 1-1 Jumper Settings Jumper Setting Password Check Flash ROM Type Frequency Select Switch No. On Off Off Off 60MHz Off On Off Off 66MHz Core/Bus Clk.
  • Page 6 Table 1-1 Jumper Settings (continued) Jumper Setting Voltage Setting JP10 JP9, JP10, JP12, JP13 Switch Function JP11 S/W Shutdown/ Power Function JP14 BIOS Voltage JP15 Function JP12 JP13 Voltage 3.5V 3.4V 3.3V 3.2V 3.1V 3.0V 2.9V 2.8V 2.7V 2.6V 2.5V External SMI Reset Software Shutdown Power...
  • 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 Software shutdown power connector COM1 connector IDE1 connector IDE2 connector COM2 connector Parallel connector Diskette drive connector Infrared (IrDA) connector CN10 HDD LED 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: Cpu Installation

    Do not attempt the procedures described in the following sections unless you are a qualified service technician. CPU Installation The system board comes with a zero-insertion force (ZIF) CPU socket for easy installation. Follow these steps to install an Intel Pentium Pro CPU: Locate the CPU socket on the system board and pull up the socket lever.
  • Page 10 Gently insert the CPU into the socket. Pull down the socket lever to lock the CPU into the socket. Step 1 Step 4 Figure 1-4 Installing a CPU Attach the heatsink and fan to the CPU. Figure 1-5 Attaching the Heatsink and Fan to the CPU 1-10 Step 3 User’s Guide...
  • Page 11: Memory Configurations

    Plug in the fan cable to the two-pin fan connector marked JP2 on the system board. Memory Configurations The system board comes with six 72-pin SIMM sockets that support 4- MB and 16-MB single-density SIMMs and 8-MB and 32-MB double- density SIMMs, with or without the Extended Data Out (EDO) function.
  • Page 12 Table 1-3 Memory Configurations Bank 1 Bank 2 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 8 MB 8 MB...
  • Page 13 Table 1-3 Memory Configurations (continued) Bank 1 Bank 2 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 32 MB 32 MB...
  • Page 14: Installing A Simm

    1.7.2 Installing a SIMM 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. A SIMM fits only in one direction.
  • Page 15: Removing A Simm

    1.7.3 Removing a SIMM 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. Figure 1-7 Removing a SIMM System Board Holding Clip...
  • Page 16: 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 17: Installing Isa Cards

    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 18: 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 19: System Error Messages

    1.11.2 System Error Messages A system error message indicates a problem with the computer itself. A message of this type normally appears during the power-on self-test, before the operating system prompt appears. Table 1-5 lists the system error messages. Table 1-5 System Error Messages Message CMOS Battery Error...
  • Page 20 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 21: Correcting Error Conditions

    1.11.3 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.