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  • Page 1 Terminator K7 ® Barebone System User’s Guide...
  • Page 2: Disclaimer/Copyrights

    ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing. Products and corporate names appearing in this manual may or may not be registered trademarks or copyrights of their respective companies, and are used only for identification or explanation and to the owners’...
  • Page 3: Asus Contact Information

    Tel (Chinese): +886-2-2890-7113 Fax: +886-2-2890-7698 Email: tsd@asus.com.tw Newsgroup: cscnews.asus.com.tw WWW: www.asus.com.tw FTP: ftp.asus.com.tw/pub/ASUS ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Marketing Address: 6737 Mowry Avenue, Mowry Business Center, Building 2 Newark, CA 94560, USA Fax: +1-510-608-4555 Email: info-usa@asus.com.tw Technical Support Fax: +1-510-608-4555 BBS:...
  • Page 4: Fcc/Cdc Statements

    FCC/CDC Statements Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference, and • This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Disclaimer/Copyrights ... 2 ASUS Contact Information ... 3 FCC/CDC Statements ... 4 System Package Contents ... 7 Introduction: About This Guide ... 9 Audience ... 10 Contents Description ... 10 Chapter 1: System Introduction ... 11 1.1 Front Panel Features ... 12 1.2 Rear Panel Features ...
  • Page 6 Chapter 4: Starting Up ... 63 4.1 Powering Up the First Time ... 64 4.2 Install the Operating System ... 66 4.3 ASUS PC Probe ... 69 Chapter 5: BIOS Information ... 75 5.1 Managing and Updating Your BIOS ... 76 5.2 BIOS Setup Program ...
  • Page 7: System Package Contents

    System Package Contents The following checklist enumerates the components included in the standard system package. System Chassis Motherboard Switching Power Supply 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive CD-ROM Drive (optional) 56K PCI Modem Card (optional) Support CD with Drivers and Utilities Installation Guide NOTE If you are assembling the system by yourself, make sure to prepare all the components before starting.
  • Page 8 NOTES...
  • Page 9: Introduction: About This Guide

    Introduction You are reading the ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System Installation Guide. This guide provides general information and installation instructions for the Terminator Barebone System. “About This Guide” contains an introduction on the contents of this document which includes target audience and chapter description.
  • Page 10: Audience

    This part contains an introduction on the contents of this document that includes target audience and chapter description. 2. Chapter 1: System Introduction This chapter gives a general description of the ASUS Terminator K7 barebone system. It includes introduction on the front and rear panel features, and the internal features.
  • Page 11: Chapter 1: System Introduction

    Chapter 1 This chapter gives a general description of the ASUS Terminator K7 barebone system. It includes an overview of the front, rear panel, and the internal features. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 12: Front Panel Features

    1.1 Front Panel Features The ASUS Terminator K7 barebone system is composed of the ASUS A7VC motherboard, a power supply, and a floppy disk drive in the ASUS TriOptix form factor chassis. The following figures show the front panel features.
  • Page 13: Rear Panel Features

    1.2 Rear Panel Features The rear panel of the ASUS Terminator K7 barebone system includes the standard PC99 I/O connectors for external devices, power supply socket, and optional modem connectors. The following figure shows the rear panel features. Game/MIDI Connector...
  • Page 14: Internal Features

    1.3 Internal Features The figure below shows the internal view of the system when you remove the cover and flip out the drive frame. You will see here the standard components that come already installed in the system and the places where you can install the other required components to get the system running.
  • Page 15 Chapter 2 This chapter tells how to install components into the barebone system through illustrated step-by-step instructions. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 16: Chapter 2: Basic Installation

    2.1 Remove the Cover The chassis cover is secured by a thumbscrew located on the rear panel. Follow these steps to remove the chassis cover. 1. Turn the captive thumbscrew counter-clockwise to release the cover. You don’t have to remove the thumbscrew from the chassis.
  • Page 17: Detach The Drive Frame

    Module screw WARNING! Do not plug the main power connector into the power socket until you have completed a system installation. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System Power Socket Module...
  • Page 18 2.2 Detach the Drive Frame 3. Place your thumb on the right edge of the power socket module, and slide it to the right until it is completely detached the module from the rear panel. 4. Unlatch the drive frame by pulling it outward.
  • Page 19: Install A Cpu

    2.3 Install a CPU The ASUS A7VC motherboard that comes installed in the chassis has a Socket 462 that supports AMD Athlon and Duron processor of up to 1.4GHz. Follow these steps to install a CPU. 1. Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
  • Page 20 2.3 Install a CPU 3. Take note of the notched corners on the CPU picture below. 4. Position the CPU above the socket such that its notched or marked corners match those of the notched corners of the socket. 5. Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it fits in place.
  • Page 21: Install System Memory

    DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM. 3. Firmly insert the DIMM in the socket until the retaining clips snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated. Installed DIMM ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System DIMM Notch Socket Break...
  • Page 22: Install A Hard Disk Drive

    2.5 Install a Hard Disk Drive The chassis has one 3.5-inch hard disk drive (HDD) bay right under the 5.25-inch bay. The following figures show the internal and external views of the HDD bay location. Internal View Follow these steps to install an IDE HDD.
  • Page 23 7. Connect the other end of the IDE ribbon cable to the primary IDE connector (blue connector labeled IDE1) on the motherboard. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System IDE Ribbon Cable Red Stripe to Pin 1 Power Cable (HDD) Primary IDE Connector...
  • Page 24: Install A Cd-Rom Drive

    2.6 Install a CD-ROM Drive A CD-ROM drive is an optional item in the Terminator barebone system. Refer to the instructions in this section if you acquired a model without a CD-ROM. Follow these steps to install a CD-ROM drive. 1.
  • Page 25 9. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the black 4-pin connector labeled CD on the motherboard. CD-ROM Connector (CD) ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System CD-ROM Audio Cable IDE Ribbon Cable Red Stripe to Pin 1 Power Cable (P6) Secondary IDE Connector...
  • Page 26: Install A Modem Riser Card

    2.7 Install a Modem Riser Card The motherboard includes an AMR slot that supports a modem riser card. The modem riser card is an optional item in the Terminator barebone system. Refer to the instructions in this section if you acquired a model without a modem riser card.
  • Page 27: Install A Pci Expansion Card

    4. Press the card firmly until the it is properly seated on the slot. 5. Secure the card to the chassis with a bracket screw. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System Slot Opening PCI Slot 1 (PCI1) for PCI1 PCI Slot 2 (PCI2)
  • Page 28: Re-Connect Cables

    2.9 Re-connect Cables You may have disconnected some cables when you were installing components. You must re-connect these cables before you replace the chassis cover. 2.9.1 Front Panel Cables The figures below show the front panel cables with corresponding instructions on where to connect them. You must re-connect these cables before replacing the chassis cover.
  • Page 29: Motherboard Connectors

    PANEL Connector IDELED Lead USB1 Connector T: Port0 B: Port1 UAEX Front Panel Connectors ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System Keyboard Lock Power LED Message LED SMI Lead Requires an ATX power supply. Pin 1 FLOUT Lead (for Line Out Cable)
  • Page 30: Replace The Cover

    2.10 Replace the Cover After you have installed all the internal components and you have connected all the necessary cables, you are now ready to put the system back together. Follow these steps re-assemble the system. 1. With the chassis lying on its side, hook the swivel edge of the drive frame to the main chassis.
  • Page 31 IMPORTANT Firmly push the cover to ensure that it is fully engaged to the chassis. 7. Lock the cover with the captive thumbscrew on the rear panel. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System Rail Tabs Locking Tab Locking Tab Hole...
  • Page 32: Connect External Devices

    2.11 Connect External Devices The figure below shows the specific connectors and devices that you can connect to the rear panel ports. Serial PS/2 KB Line Out Line In RJ-45 Game/MIDI PS/2 Mouse Parallel Chapter 2: Basic Installation...
  • Page 33: Power Supply Specifications

    The power supply will shut down and latch off for shorting +5V, +12V, -12V, -5V, or +3.3V. By shorting +5Vsb, the power supply can latch down or automatically recover when the fault condition is removed. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System 115V 180V 230V 47 Hz to 63 Hz 2A max.
  • Page 34 NOTES Chapter 2: Basic Installation...
  • Page 35: Chapter 3: M/B Information

    Chapter 3 This chapter gives detailed technical information about the different features of the A7VC motherboard - the heart of the Terminator K7 Barebone System . ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 36: Specifications

    3.1 Specifications The ASUS A7VC motherboard targets users who require a non- complicated yet flexible system. This motherboard includes the basic features sufficient for an entry-level system while employing the latest in technology. • Latest Processor Support: AMD Athlon®/Duron® processor which supports Socket A-based CPUs of up to 1.4GHz.
  • Page 37 PC Health Monitoring: Provides an easy way to examine and manage system status information, such as CPU and system voltages, temperatures, and fan status through the onboard hardware ASUS (Mozart-2) ASIC and the bundled ASUS PC Probe. • LCD/TV Output: The LCD/TV interface can support either an optional LCD module for LCD output or a TV-out module for TV output.
  • Page 38: Components

    3.2 Components See opposite page for locations. Processor Support Socket 462 for AMD Athlon/Duron Processor ... 4 Chipsets VIA VT8364A Integration Single Chip ... 5 Main Memory Maximum 1GB support (non-ECC) Expansion Slot 2 Riser PCI Slots ... 17 System I/O IOC_MB Connector ... 1 Audio Features AC ’97 Audio Codec ...
  • Page 39 3.2.1 Component Locations ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 40: Layout

    3.3 Layout Refer to the layout below to locate specific motherboard components. The motherboard has a side connector for a detachable extension module (CGAEX) that includes a serial port (COM1) and Game/MIDI port. PS/2 IOC_MB ATX12V T: Mouse B: Keyboard VGA1 CPU_FAN Line...
  • Page 41: Hardware Setup Procedures

    Make sure that you unplug the power supply when adding or removing system components. Failure to do so may severely damage the motherboard, peripherals, and/or components. When lit, the onboard LED indicates that the system is in suspend or soft-off mode, not powered OFF. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 42: Motherboard Settings

    3.5 Motherboard Settings This motherboard does not have jumpers nor switches to configure. However, there are two solder points onboard that allow you to clear the RTC RAM when necessary. Clear RTC RAM. This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS.
  • Page 43 USB devices. Set to +5VSB to allow wake up from S3 state (no power to CPU; RAM in slow refresh; power supply in reduced power mode). A7VC A7VC USB Ports Setting ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System FS1 & FS2 CPU 133MHz CPU 100MHz JP1A...
  • Page 44 ADN Setting. This jumper allows you to select the primary and secondary Audio Modem Riser (AMR) device. Set to 1-2 to use a secondary AMR device, or set to 2-3 to use a primary AMR device. Disable the onboard AC97 audio parameter in BIOS when you use a primary AMR.
  • Page 45: System Memory

    For the system CPU bus to operate PC100-/PC133-compliant DIMMs. • ASUS motherboards support Serial Presence Detect (SPD) DIMMs. This is the memory of choice for best performance vs. stability. • SDRAM chips are generally thinner with higher pin density than EDO (Extended Data Output) chips.
  • Page 46: Memory Installation

    3.6.2 Memory Installation WARNING! Make sure that you unplug the power supply when adding or removing memory modules or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to both the motherboard and expansion cards (see 3.4 Hardware Setup Procedure for more information). Insert the module(s) into the DIMM sockets as shown.
  • Page 47: Central Processing Unit (Cpu)

    CPU to overheat and may damage both the CPU and the motherboard. Install an auxillary fan, if necessary. CAUTION! Be careful not to scrape the motherboard when mounting/unmounting a clamp-style processor fan to avoid damaging the motherboard. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System LOCK LEVER BLANK NOTCH...
  • Page 48: Expansion Cards

    3.8 Expansion Cards In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The motherboard has two PCI expansion slots to support PCI cards. Refer to 2.8 Install a PCI Expansion Card section when installing expansion cards. WARNING! Unplug the system power cord when adding or removing expansion cards or other system components.
  • Page 49 AMR cards. The components of a standard AMR card and its bracket face toward the edge of the motherboard, while those of a specially designed AMR card face the expansion slots. A7VC Audio Modem Riser (AMR) Slot ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System A7VC ®...
  • Page 50: Connectors

    3.9 Connectors 3.9.1 External Connectors WARNING! Some pins are used for connectors or power sources. These are clearly distinguished from jumpers in the Motherboard Layout. Placing jumper caps over these connector pins will cause damage to your motherboard. IMPORTANT Ribbon cables should always be connected with the red stripe to Pin 1 on the connectors.
  • Page 51 The Line Out (lime) connects a headphone or speakers. The Line In (light blue) connects a tape players or other audio sources. The Mic (pink) connects a microphone. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System Line Out Line In 1/8" Stereo Audio Connectors...
  • Page 52 Fast Ethernet LAN Connector (R-J45) The RJ-45 connector allows connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. Universal Serial BUS Ports 1 & 2 (Black two 4-pin USB) Two USB ports are available for connecting USB devices. Game/MIDI Connector (Gold 15-pin GAME_AUDIO) This connector, located on the CGAEX extension module, supports a joystick or a game pad for playing games, and MIDI...
  • Page 53 USB ports for connecting USB devices, a Line Out (LOUT) which connects to a headphone or speakers, and a MIC which connects to a microphone. Universal Serial Bus ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System COM1 Serial Port (9-Pin male) COM2 PIN 1...
  • Page 54: Internal Connectors

    3.9.2 Internal Connectors Primary (Blue)/Secondary IDE Connectors (40-1pin IDE1/IDE2) These connectors support the provided UltraDMA/66/33 IDE hard disk ribbon cable. Connect the cable’s blue connector to the primary (recommended) or secondary IDE connector, then connect the gray connector to the UltraDMA/66/33 slave device (hard disk drive) and the black connector to the UltraDMA/66/33 master device.
  • Page 55 COM2 or IrDA. Use the five pins as shown in Back View and connect a ribbon cable from the module to the motherboard SIR connector according to the pin definitions. A7VC ® A7VC Infrared Module Connector ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System USB1 Front View IRTX Back View (NC)
  • Page 56 NOTE: Use the “Rotation” signal only with a specially designed fan with a rotation signal. The Rotations Per Minute (RPM) can be monitored using ASUS PC Probe (see 4.3 Install the Operating System). WARNING! The CPU and/or motherboard will overheat if there is no airflow across the CPU and onboard heatsinks.
  • Page 57 ON if the power supply cannot support the load. For Wake-On-LAN support, the ATX power supply must supply at least 720mA +5VSB. A7VC ® A7VC ATX & Auxiliary Power Connectors ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System CD (Black) MODEM Modem-In (to Modem) Ground Modem-Out (from Modem)
  • Page 58 Wake-On-LAN Connector (3-pin WOL_CON) This connector connects to a LAN card with a Wake-On-LAN output, such as the ASUS PCI-L101 Ethernet card (see 7. Appendix). The connector powers up the system when a wakeup packet or signal is received through the LAN card.
  • Page 59 11. LCD-TV Headers (18-pin, 18-1 pin LCDTV) These headers require an optional LCD module for LCD output or a TV-out module for TV output. A7VC ® A7VC LCD-TV Headers ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System Ring# Ground LCDTV TV#/LCD VSPCLK1 PAL/NTSC#...
  • Page 60 12. IOC_MB Connector (22-pin) This connects the motherboard to the CGAEX extension module which contains the COM1 and GAME ports. A7VC IOC_MB Connector 13. Internal Microphone (2-pin) and FLOUT (3-pin) Connectors This connector allows you to connect chassis mounted microphone to the motherboard instead of having to attach an external microphone onto the ATX connectors.
  • Page 61 4 seconds turns the system off. 19. Reset Switch Connector (2-pin RESET) This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted reset switch for rebooting the system without turning off the power switch. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System Keyboard Lock Speaker Connector...
  • Page 62 NOTES Chapter 3: Motherboard Information...
  • Page 63 Chapter 4 This chapter enumerates the contents of the support CD that comes with the Terminator Barebone System package. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 64: Chapter 4: Starting Up

    4.1 Install the Operating System You should always use the latest operating system and updates when using new hardware to ensure full compliance. You may use any version of Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP and OS/2 operating system (OS). 4.1.1 Windows 98 First Time Installation When you start Windows 98 for the first time after installing the motherboard, Windows 98 detects all the Plug-n-Play devices.
  • Page 65 Realtek RTL8139C PCI Fast Ethernet NIC Driver: Installs the Realtek RTL8139C PCI Fast Ethernet NIC Driver. • ASUS PC Probe V2.14.06: Installs a smart utility that can monitor the computer fan, temperature, and voltages. • ASUS Update V3.28.04: Installs the ASUS Update program. This program allows you download the latest version of Flash BIOS from the ASUS website.
  • Page 66 (pointing to the left) on the lower right corner of the second screen. • ASUS Screen Saver: Installs the ASUS monitor screen saver. • Show Mainboard Information: Allows you to view information about the motherboard, such as product name, BIOS version, and CPU.
  • Page 67: Asus Pc Probe

    Programs, and then ASUS Utility, and then click Probe Vx.xx. The PC Probe icon appears on the taskbar system tray indicating that ASUS PC Probe is running. Clicking the icon allows you to see the status of your PC. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 68 4.2.2 Using ASUS PC Probe Monitoring Monitor Summary Shows a summary of the items being monitored. Temperature Monitor Shows the PC temperature (for supported processors only). Temperature Warning threshold adjustment (Move the slider up to increase the threshold level or down to decrease...
  • Page 69 CPU temperature and predefined threshold. Hard Drives Shows the used and free space of the PC’s hard disk drives and the file allocation table or file system used. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 70 PC, such as CPU type, CPU speed, and internal/external fre- quencies, and memory size. Utility Lets you run programs outside of the ASUS Probe modules. To run a program, click Execute Pro- gram. NOTE: This feature is cur- rently unavailable. Chapter 4: Starting Up...
  • Page 71 4.2.3 ASUS PC Probe Task Bar Icon Right clicking the PC Probe icon brings up a menu to open or exit ASUS PC Probe and pause or resume all system monitoring. When the ASUS PC Probe senses a problem with your...
  • Page 72 NOTES Chapter 4: Starting Up...
  • Page 73 Chapter 5 This chapter describes the power up sequence and gives details on how to change the system settings using the BIOS setup menus. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 74: Chapter 5: Bios Information

    5.1 Powering Up the First Time 1. After making all the connections, replace the system case cover. 2. Be sure that all switches are off (in some systems, marked with 3. Connect the power cord to the power supply located at the back of the system chassis.
  • Page 75 Start button, click Shut Down, and then click Shut down the computer? The power supply should turn off after Windows shuts down. NOTE: The message “You can now safely turn off your computer” does not appear when shutting down with ATX power supplies. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 76: Managing And Updating Your Bios

    5.2 Managing and Updating Y our BIOS 5.2.1 Upon First Use of the Computer System It is recommended that you save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS along with a Flash Memory Writer utility (AFLASH.EXE) to a bootable floppy disk in case you need to reinstall the BIOS later. AFLASH.EXE is a Flash Memory Writer utility that updates the BIOS by uploading a new BIOS file to the programmable flash ROM on the motherboard.
  • Page 77 5. Select 1. Save Current BIOS to File from the Main menu and press <Enter>. The Save Current BIOS To File screen appears. 6. Type a filename and the path, for example, A:\XXX-XX.XXX and then press <Enter>. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 78: Updating Bios Procedures

    Careless updating can result in your motherboard having more problems! 1. Download an updated ASUS BIOS file from the Internet (WWW or FTP) (see ASUS CONTACT INFORMATION on page 3 for details) and save to the disk you created earlier.
  • Page 79 BIOS file you saved to the disk above. If the Flash Memory Writer utility was not able to successfully update a complete BIOS file, the system may not boot. If this happens, the system will need servicing. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 80: Bios Setup Program

    5.3 BIOS Setup Program This motherboard supports a programmable EEPROM that can be updated using the provided utility as described in 5.2 Managing and Updating Your BIOS. The utility is used if you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section describes how to configure your system using this utility.
  • Page 81: Bios Menu Bar

    Moves the cursor to the first field <End> or <PgDn> Moves the cursor to the last field <F5> Resets the current screen to its Setup Defaults <F10> Saves changes and exits Setup ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System Scrolls forward through the values for the...
  • Page 82 General Help In addition to the Item Specific Help window, the BIOS setup program also provides a General Help screen. This screen can be called up from any menu by simply pressing <F1> or the <Alt> + <H> combination. The General Help screen lists the legend keys with their corresponding alternates and functions.
  • Page 83: Main Menu

    Floppy 3 Mode Support [Disabled] This is required to support older Japanese floppy drives. The Floppy 3 Mode feature allows reading and writing of 1.2MB (as opposed to 1.44MB) on a 3.5-inch diskette. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 84 5.4.1 Primary & Secondary Master/Slave NOTE: Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, make sure you have the configuration information supplied by the manufac- turer of the drive. Incorrect settings may cause your system to fail to recognize the installed hard disk. To allow the BIOS to detect the drive type automatically, select [Auto].
  • Page 85 NOTE: To make changes to this field, the Type field must be set to [User Type HDD] and the Translation Method field must be set to [Manual]. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 86 Head This field configures the number of read/write heads. Refer to your drive docu- mentation to determine the correct value to enter into this field. NOTE: To make changes to this field, the Type field must be set to [User Type HDD] and the Translation Method field must be set to [Manual].
  • Page 87: Keyboard Features

    [6/Sec] [8/Sec] [10/Sec] [12/Sec] [15/Sec] [20/Sec] [24/Sec] [30/Sec] Keyboard Auto-Repeat Delay [1/4 Sec] This field sets the time interval for displaying the first and second characters. Configuration options: [1/4 Sec] [1/2 Sec] [3/4 Sec] [1 Sec] ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 88 Supervisor Password [Disabled] / User Password [Disabled] These fields allow you to set the passwords. To set the password, highlight the appropriate field and press <Enter>. Type in a password and press <Enter>. You can type up to eight alphanumeric characters. Symbols and other keys are ignored.
  • Page 89: Advanced Menu

    CPU Frequency you select for the previous field, and the second available option is the CPU Frequency multiplied by 4/3. To maintain and ensure system stability, DRAM Frequency is set to [100 MHz] when the BIOS setup default settings are loaded/selected. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 90 CPU Level 1 Cache, CPU Level 2 Cache [Enabled] These fields allow you to choose from the default of [Enabled] or choose [Disabled] to turn on or off the CPU’s Level 1 and Level 2 built-in cache. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] CPU Level 2 Cache ECC Check [Disabled] This function controls the ECC capability in the CPU level 2 cache.
  • Page 91: Chip Configuration

    SDRAM Configuration is set to [User Define]. SDRAM RAS Precharge Time This controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to the SDRAM. NOTE: This field will only be adjustable when SDRAM Configuration is set to [User Define]. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 92 SDRAM RAS to CAS Delay This controls the latency between the SDRAM active command and the read/write command. NOTE: This field will only be adjustable when SDRAM Configuration is set to [User Define]. PCI Master Read Caching [Disabled] Default: [Disabled] Leave on default setting.
  • Page 93 If your system already has a second serial port connected to the onboard COM2 connector, it will no longer work if you enable the infrared feature. See Standard and Consumer Infrared Module Connector in 3.9.1 External Connectors. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 94 Onboard Parallel Port [378H/IRQ7] This field sets the address of the onboard parallel port connector. If you disable this feature, Parallel Port Mode and ECP DMA Select configurations will not be available. Configuration options: [Disabled] [378H/IRQ7] [278H/IRQ5] Parallel Port Mode [ECP+EPP] This field allows you to set the operation mode of the parallel port.
  • Page 95 This sets the I/O address for the onboard MIDI device. FM Enable (388h-38Bh) [Disabled] This field enables or disables the FM modulation feature. Game Port Function [Disabled] Enable this field to use the game port. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enable (200h-207h)] ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 96: Pci Configuration

    5.5.3 PCI Configuration Slot 1, Slot 2, IRQ [Auto] These fields set how IRQ use is determined for each PCI slot. The default setting for each field is [Auto], which utilizes auto-routing to determine IRQ use. Configuration options: [Auto] [NA] [3] [4] [5] [7] [9] [10] [11] [12] [14] [15] PCI/VGA Palette Snoop [Disabled] Some nonstandard VGA cards, such as graphics accelerators or...
  • Page 97 (non-PnP) device. The default value indicates either that the displayed IRQ is not used or that ISA Configuration Utility (ICU) is being used to determine if a legacy device is using that IRQ. Configuration options: [No/ICU] [Yes] ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 98 PCI/PNP DMA Resource Exclusion DMA x Reserved for Legacy Device [No/ICU] These fields indicate whether or not the displayed DMA channel for each field is being used by an onboard legacy (non-PnP) device. The default setting indicates either that the displayed DMA channel is not used or an ICU is being used to determine if an ISA device is using that channel.
  • Page 99 8K, 16K, 32K, or 64K. If you are using an ICU to accomplish this task, leave Reserved MEM Block BASE to its default setting of [No/ICU]. Configuration options: [No/ICU] [C800] [CC00] [D000] [D400] [D800] [DC00] ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 100: Shadow Configuration

    5.5.4 Shadow Configuration Video ROM BIOS Shadow [Enabled] This field allows you to change the video BIOS location from ROM to RAM. Relocating to RAM enhances system performance, as information access is faster than the ROM. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] C8000-DFFFF Shadow [Disabled] These fields are used for shadowing other expansion card ROMs.
  • Page 101: Power Menu

    [Disabled] disables the power saving features; [User Define] allows you to set power saving options according to your preference. Configuration options: [User Define] [Disabled] [Min Sav- ing] [Max Saving] ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 102 IMPORTANT Advanced Power Management (APM) should be installed to keep the system time updated when the computer enters suspend mode activated by the BIOS Power Management. For DOS environments, you need to add the statement, DEVICE=C:\DOS\POWER.EXE, to your CONFIG.SYS file. For Windows 3.x and Windows 95, you need to install Windows with the APM feature.
  • Page 103: Power Up Control

    [Disabled] leaves your system off and [Enabled] reboots your system. [Previous State] sets your system back to the state it is before the power interruption. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Previous State] ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 104 PWR Up On External Modem Act [Disabled] This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the computer when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in Soft-off mode. NOTE: The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and applications are fully running. Thus connection cannot be made on the first try.
  • Page 105: Hardware Monitor

    NOTE: If any of the monitored items is out of range, an error message will appear: “Hardware Monitor found an error. Enter Power setup menu for details”. You will then be prompted to “Press F1 to continue, DEL to enter SETUP”. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 106: Boot Menu

    5.7 Boot Menu Boot Sequence The Boot menu allows you to select among the four possible types of boot devices listed using the up and down arrow keys. By using the <+> or <Space> key, you can promote devices and by using the <-> key, you can demote devices.
  • Page 107 40 or 80 tracks. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] Onboard LAN Boot ROM This system configuration is originally set to [Disabled] APIC Mode This function supports the operating system in multiprocessing (MP OS). Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 108: Exit Menu

    5.8 Exit Menu Once you have made all of your selections from the various menus in the Setup program, you should save your changes and exit Setup. Select Exit from the menu bar to display the following menu: NOTE: Pressing <Esc> does not exit this menu. You must select one of the options from this menu or <F10>...
  • Page 109: Load Setup Defaults

    You can then return to other menus and make changes. After select- ing this option, all selections are saved and a confirmation is re- quested. Select [Yes] to save any changes to the non-volatile RAM. ASUS Terminator K7 Barebone System...
  • Page 110: Notes

    NOTES Chapter 5: BIOS Information...