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Gigabyte GA-M61PME-S2 User Manual

Am2 socket motherboard for amd athlon 64 fx processor/ amd athlon 64 x2 dual-core processor/ amd athlon 64 processor/amd sempron processor.
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AM2 socket motherboard for
AMD Athlon
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64 X2 Dual-Core processor/
AMD Athlon
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User's Manual
Rev. 2002

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    GA-M61PME-S2 AM2 socket motherboard for AMD Athlon 64 FX processor/ AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processor/ AMD Athlon 64 processor/AMD Sempron processor User's Manual Rev. 2002 12ME-M61PMES2-2002R...

  • Page 3: Identifying Your Motherboard Revision

    GIGABYTE's prior written permission. Documentation Classifications In order to assist in the use of this product, GIGABYTE provides the following types of documentations: For detailed product information, carefully read the User's Manual. For instructions on how to use GIGABYTE's unique features, read or download the information on/from the Support\Motherboard\Technology Guide page on our website.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Box Contents ... 6 Optional Items... 6 GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard Layout ... 7 Block Diagram... 8 Chapter 1 Hardware Installation ... 9 Installation Precautions ... 9 Product Specifications ... 10 Installing the CPU and CPU Cooler ... 12 1-3-1 Installing the CPU ... 12 1-3-2 Installing the CPU Cooler ...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 3 Drivers Installation ... 49 Installing Chipset Drivers ... 49 Software Applications ... 50 Driver CD Information ... 50 Hardware Information ... 51 Contact Us ... 51 Chapter 4 Unique Features ... 53 Xpress Recovery2 ... 53 BIOS Update Utilities ... 58 4-2-1 Updating the BIOS with the Q-Flash Utility ...

  • Page 6: Box Contents, Optional Items

    Box Contents GA-M61PME-S2 motherboard Motherboard driver disk (For Windows Vista) Motherboard driver disk User's Manual One IDE cable and one floppy disk drive cable One SATA 3Gb/s cable I/O Shield • The box contents above are for reference only and the actual items shall depend on product package you obtain.

  • Page 7: Ga-m61pme-s2 Motherboard Layout


  • Page 8: Block Diagram

    Block Diagram PCIe CLK (100 MHz) PCI Express x16 PCI Express x1 Bus PCIe CLK (100 MHz) 1 PCI Express x1 LAN RJ45 PCI Bus 2 PCI PCI CLK (33 MHz) Socket AM2 Hyper Transport Bus NVIDIA ® GeForce 6100/ nForce 430 Realtek 8201CL...

  • Page 9: Chapter 1 Hardware Installation, Installation Precautions

    Chapter 1 Hardware Installation Installation Precautions The motherboard contains numerous delicate electronic circuits and components which can become damaged as a result of electrostatic discharge (ESD). Prior to installation, carefully read the user's manual and follow these procedures: Prior to installation, do not remove or break motherboard S/N (Serial Number) sticker or •...

  • Page 10: Product Specifications

    Product Specifications Support for Socket AM2 processors: AMD Athlon AMD Athlon (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.) Front Side Bus 2000 MHz FSB Chipset NVIDIA Memory 2 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 8 GB of system memory...

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    Back Panel 1 x PS/2 keyboard port Connectors 1 x PS/2 mouse port 1 x parallel port 1 x serial port 1 x D-Sub port 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports 1 x RJ-45 port 3 x audio jacks (Line In/Line Out/Microphone) I/O Controller iTE IT8716 chip Hardware Monitor...

  • Page 12: Installing The Cpu And Cpu Cooler, Installing The Cpu

    Read the following guidelines before you begin to install the CPU: • Make sure that the motherboard supports the CPU. (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.) • Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before installing the CPU to prevent hardware damage.

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    B. Follow the steps below to correctly install the CPU into the motherboard CPU socket. Before installing the CPU, make sure to turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the CPU. CPU Socket Locking Lever Step 1:...

  • Page 14: Installing The Cpu Cooler

    1-3-2 Installing the CPU Cooler Follow the steps below to correctly install the CPU cooler on the CPU. (The following procedure uses the GIGABYTE cooler as the example.) Step 1: Apply an even and thin layer of thermal grease on the surface of the installed CPU.

  • Page 15: Installing The Memory, Dual Channel Memory Configuration

    • Make sure that the motherboard supports the memory. It is recommended that memory of the same capacity, brand, speed, and chips be used. (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest memory support list.) • Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before installing the memory to prevent hardware damage.

  • Page 16: Installing A Memory

    A DDR2 memory module has a notch, so it can only fit in one direction. Follow the steps below to correctly install your memory modules in the memory sockets. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard Notch Step 1: Note the orientation of the memory module. Spread the retaining clips at both ends of the memory socket.

  • Page 17: Installing An Expansion Card

    Installing an Expansion Card Read the following guidelines before you begin to install an expansion card: • Make sure the motherboard supports the expansion card. Carefully read the manual that came with your expansion card. • Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before installing an expansion card to prevent hardware damage.

  • Page 18: Back Panel Connectors

    • When removing the cable, pull it straight out from the connector. Do not rock it side to side to prevent an electrical short inside the cable connector. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard Connection/Speed LED: State...

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    Line In Jack (Blue) The default line in jack. Use this audio jack for line in devices such as an optical drive, walkman, etc. Line Out Jack (Front Speaker Out, Green) The default line out jack. Use this audio jack for a headphone or 2-channel speaker. This jack can be used to connect front speakers in a 4/5.1-channel audio configuration.

  • Page 20: Internal Connectors

    • After installing the device and before turning on the computer, make sure the device cable has been securely attached to the connector on the motherboard. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard BATTERY F_PANEL...

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    1/2) ATX_12V/ATX (2x2 12V Power Connector and 2x12 Main Power Connector) With the use of the power connector, the power supply can supply enough stable power to all the components on the motherboard. Before connecting the power connector, first make sure the power supply is turned off and all devices are properly installed.

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    360 KB, 720 KB, 1.2 MB, 1.44 MB, and 2.88 MB. Before connecting a floppy disk drive, be sure to locate pin 1 of the connector and the floppy disk drive cable. The pin 1 of the cable is typically designated by a stripe of different color. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard CPU_FAN: Pin No.

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    6) IDE (IDE Connector) The IDE connector supports up to two IDE devices such as hard drives and optical drives. Before attaching the IDE cable, locate the foolproof groove on the connector. If you wish to connect two IDE devices, remember to set the jumpers and the cabling according to the role of the IDE devices (for example, master or slave).

  • Page 24: System Power Led Header, Battery

    • When installing the battery, note the orientation of the positive side (+) and the negative side (-) of the battery (the positive side should face up). • Used batteries must be handled in accordance with local environmental regulations. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard Pin No. System Status LED...

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    10) F_PANEL (Front Panel Header) Connect the power switch, reset switch, speaker and system status indicator on the chassis front panel to this header according to the pin assignments below. Note the positive and negative pins before connecting the cables. •...

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    12) CD_IN (CD In Connector) You may connect the audio cable that came with your optical drive to the header. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard For HD Front Panel Audio: Pin No.

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    13) SPDIF_IO (S/PDIF Out Header) This header supports digital S/PDIF out. Via an optional S/PDIF out cable, this header can connect to an audio device that supports digital audio in. For purchasing the optional S/PDIF out cable, please contact the local dealer. Pin 1 (the red wire) of the S/PDIF out cable must align with pin 1 of the SPDIF_IO header.

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    • After system restart, go to BIOS Setup to load factory defaults (select Load Optimized Defaults) or manually configure the BIOS settings (refer to Chapter 2, "BIOS Setup," for BIOS configurations). GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard Pin No. Open: Normal Short: Clear CMOS Values...

  • Page 29: Chapter 2 Bios Setup

    To see more advanced BIOS Setup menu options, you can press <Ctrl> + <F1> in the main menu of the BIOS Setup program. To upgrade the BIOS, use either the GIGABYTE Q-Flash or @BIOS utility. Q-Flash allows the user to quickly and easily upgrade or back up BIOS without entering the •...

  • Page 30: Startup Screen

    BIOS Setup settings. You can access Boot Menu again to change the first boot device setting as needed. <End>: Q-Flash Press the <End> key to access the Q-Flash utility directly without having to enter BIOS Setup first. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard - 30 - Function Keys...

  • Page 31: The Main Menu

    The Main Menu Once you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main Menu (as shown below) appears on the screen. Use arrow keys to move among the items and press <Enter> to accept or enter a sub-menu. (Sample BIOS Version: D1a) CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features...

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    (Pressing <F10> can also carry out this task.) Exit Without Saving Abandon all changes and the previous settings remain in effect. Pressing <Y> to the confirmation message will exit BIOS Setup. (Pressing <Esc> can also carry out this task.) GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard - 32 -...

  • Page 33: Standard Cmos Features

    Standard CMOS Features CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Date (mm:dd:yy) Time (hh:mm:ss) IDE Channel 0 Master IDE Channel 0 Slave IDE Channel 2 Master IDE Channel 3 Master Drive A Floppy 3 Mode Support Halt On Base Memory Extended Memory : Move Enter: Select...

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    These fields are read-only and are determined by the BIOS POST. Base Memory Also called conventional memory. Typically, 640 KB will be reserved for the MS-DOS operating system. Extended Memory The amount of extended memory. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard - 34 -...

  • Page 35: Advanced Bios Features

    Advanced BIOS Features CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Virtualization AMD K8 Cool&Quiet control Hard Disk Boot Priority First Boot Device Second Boot Device Third Boot Device Password Check HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability Away Mode Init Display First Frame Buffer Size Onboard GPU : Move Enter: Select...

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    Activates the onboard VGA only if no PCI Express VGA card is installed. (Default) Always Enable Always activates the onboard VGA, whether or not a PCI Express card is installed. If you wish to set up a dual view configuration, set this item to Always Enable. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard - 36 -...

  • Page 37: Integrated Peripherals

    Integrated Peripherals CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software On-Chip IDE Channel NV SATA Controller IDE Prefetch Mode USB Memory Type Serial-ATA RAID Config Onboard Audio Function On-Chip MAC Lan Onboard LAN Boot ROM Onboard Serial Port 1 Onboard Parallel Port Parallel Port Mode x ECP Mode Use DMA On-Chip USB...

  • Page 38: Onboard Audio Function

    Enables the integrated USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 controllers. (Default) V1.1 Enables only the integrated USB 1.1 controller. Disabled Disables the integrated USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 controllers. Disabled will turn off all of the USB functionalities below. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard - 38 -...

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    USB Keyboard Support Allows USB keyboard to be used in MS-DOS. (Default: Disabled) USB Mouse Support Allows USB mouse to be used in MS-DOS. (Default: Disabled) Legacy USB storage detect Determines whether to detect USB storage devices, including USB flash drives and USB hard drives during the POST.

  • Page 40: Power Management Setup

    Modem Ring On Allows the system to be awakened from an ACPI sleep state by a wake-up signal from a modem that supports wake-up function. (Default: Enabled) (Note) Supported on Windows GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard Power Management Setup [S1(POS)] [Instant-Off] [Enabled] [Enabled]...

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    USB Resume from Suspend Allows the system to be awakened from ACPI S3 sleep state by a wake-up signal from the installed USB device. (Default: Enabled) Power-On by Alarm Determines whether to power on the system at a desired time. (Default: Disabled) If enabled, set the date and time as following: Day of Month Alarm: in a month.

  • Page 42: Pnp/pci Configurations

    Enter: Select F5: Previous Values PCI 1 IRQ Assignment Auto 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15 PCI 2 IRQ Assignment Auto 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15 GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard PnP/PCI Configurations [Auto] [Auto] +/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save F6: Fail-Safe Defaults BIOS auto-assigns IRQ to the first PCI slot. (Default) Assigns IRQ 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15 to the first PCI slot.

  • Page 43: Pc Health Status

    PC Health Status CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Reset Case Open Status Case Opened Vcore DDR2 1.8V +3.3V +12V Current System Temperature Current CPU Temperature Current CPU FAN Speed Current SYSTEM FAN Speed System Warning Temperature CPU Warning Temperature CPU FAN Fail Warning SYSTEM FAN Fail Warning CPU Smart FAN Control...

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    Lets BIOS autodetect the type of CPU fan installed and sets the optimal CPU fan control mode. (Default) Voltage Sets Voltage mode for a 3-pin CPU fan. Sets PWM mode for a 4-pin CPU fan. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard - 44 -...

  • Page 45: Load Fail-safe Defaults, Load Optimized Defaults

    Load Fail-Safe Defaults CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status Esc: Quit F8: Q-Flash Press <Enter> on this item and then press the <Y> key to load the safest BIOS default settings. In case system instability occurs, you may try to load Fail-Safe defaults, which are the safest and most stable BIOS settings for the motherboard.

  • Page 46: Set Supervisor/user Password

    To clear the password, press <Enter> on the password item and when requested for the password, press <Enter> again. The message "PASSWORD DISABLED" will appear, indicating the password has been cancelled. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password...

  • Page 47: Save & Exit Setup, Exit Without Saving

    2-12 Save & Exit Setup CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status Esc: Quit F8: Q-Flash Press <Enter> on this item and press the <Y> key. This saves the changes to the CMOS and exits the BIOS Setup program.

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  • Page 49: Installing Chipset Drivers, Chapter 3 Drivers Installation

    Chapter 3 Drivers Installation • Before installing the drivers, first install the operating system. (The following instructions use Windows XP as the example operating system.) • After installing the operating system, insert the motherboard driver disk into your optional drive. The driver Autorun screen is automatically displayed which looks like that shown in the screen shot below.

  • Page 50: Software Applications, Driver Cd Information

    Software Applications This page displays all the tools and applications that GIGABYTE develops and some free software. You may press the Install button following an item to install it. Driver CD Information This page provides information about the drivers, applications and tools in this driver disk.

  • Page 51: Hardware Information, Contact Us

    Hardware Information This page provides information about the hardware devices on this motherboard. Contact Us Check the contacts information of the GIGABYTE headquarter in Taiwan and the overseas branch offices on the last page of this manual. - 51 -...

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  • Page 53: Xpress Recovery2, Chapter 4 Unique Features

    Chapter 4 Unique Features Xpress Recovery2 Before You Begin: • Xpress Recovery2 will check the first physical hard drive* for the operating system. Xpress Recovery2 can only back up/restore the first physical hard drive that has the operating system installed. •...

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    Recovery2 (10 GB or more is recommended; actual size requirements vary, depending on the amount of data) (Figure 2). Figure 1 3. Select a file system (for example, NTFS) and begin the installation of the operating system (Figure 3). Figure 3 GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard Figure 2 - 54 -...

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    4. After the operating system is installed, right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop and select Manage (Figure 4). Go to Computer Management to check disk allocation. Xpress Recovery2 will save the backup file to the unallocated space (black stripe along the top)(Figure 5). Please note that if there is no enough unallocated space, Xpress Recovery2 cannot save the backup file.

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    Xpress Recovery2 will begin the backup process (Figure 11). Figure 10 3. When finished, go to Disk Management to check disk allocation. Figure 12 GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard Figure 8 Figure 9 Figure 11 Xpress Recovery2 will automatically create a new partition to store the backup image file.

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    D. Using the Restore Function in Xpress Recovery2 Select RESTORE to restore the backup to your hard drive in case the system breaks down. The RESTORE option will not be present if no backup is created before (Figure 13, 14). Figure 13 E.

  • Page 58: Bios Update Utilities, Updating The Bios With The Q-flash Utility

    4-2-1 Updating the BIOS with the Q-Flash Utility A. Before You Begin: 1. From GIGABYTE's website, download the latest compressed BIOS update file that matches your motherboard model. 2. Extract the file and save the new BIOS file (e.g. M61PMES2.F1) to your floppy disk, USB flash drive, or hard drive.

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    B. Updating the BIOS When updating the BIOS, choose the location where the BIOS file is saved. The follow procedure assumes that you save the BIOS file to a floppy disk. Step 1: 1. Insert the floppy disk containing the BIOS file into the floppy disk drive. In the main menu of Q- Flash, use the up or down arrow key to select Update BIOS from Drive and press <Enter>.

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    F8: Q-Flash Step 6: Select Save & Exit Setup and then press <Y> to save settings to CMOS and exit BIOS Setup. The procedure is complete after the system restarts. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password...

  • Page 61: Updating The Bios With The @bios Utility

    BIOS or a system that is unable to start. 3. Do not use the C.O.M. (Corporate Online Management) function when using @BIOS. 4. GIGABYTE product warranty does not cover any BIOS damage or system failure resulting from an inadequate BIOS flashing.

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    • If the BIOS update file for your motherboard is not present on the @BIOS server site, please manually download the BIOS update file from GIGABYTE's website and follow the instructions in "Update the BIOS without Using the Internet Update Function" below.

  • Page 63: Easytune 5

    Enters the PC Health setting page Confirmation and Execution button Toggles between Easy and Advance Mode Displays panel of CPU frequency Shows the information of the current function Visits GIGABYTE website Displays EasyTune 5 help screen Quits or minimizes EasyTune - 63 -...

  • Page 64: Windows Vista Readyboost

    • The recommended amount of memory to use for ReadyBoost acceleration is one to three times the amount of RAM installed in your computer. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard Step 1: Go to Computer. Right-click on the USB flash drive icon and choose Properties.

  • Page 65: Configuring Sata Hard Drive(s), Configuring The Onboard Sata Controller, Chapter 5 Appendix

    Chapter 5 Appendix Configuring SATA Hard Drive(s) To configure SATA hard drive(s), follow the steps below: A. Install SATA hard drive(s) in your computer. B. Configure SATA controller mode in BIOS Setup. C . Configure a RAID array in RAID BIOS. D.

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    The BIOS Setup menus described in this section may differ from the exact settings for your motherboard. The actual BIOS Setup menu options you will see shall depend on the motherboard you have and the BIOS version. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard Integrated Peripherals [Enabled]...

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    C. Configuring RAID set in RAID BIOS Enter the RAID BIOS setup utility to configure a RAID array. For a non-RAID configuration, please skip this step and proceed to the installation of Windows operating system. Step 1: After the POST memory test begins and before the operating system boot begins, look for a message which says "Press <F10>...

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    RAID array, you need to press <Y> to clear the data in the hard drives.) RAID Mode: Striping Free Disks Port Disk Model [ESC] Quit [F6] Back GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard MediaShield Utility Nov 20 2006 - Define a New Array - Striping Block: Array Disks Capacity Port [ ] Add...

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    After that, the Array List screen appears, displaying the RAID array that you have created (Figure 7). Boot [Ctrl-X] Exit To read more information about the RAID array, press <Enter> to enter the Array Detail screen (Figure 8), which shows various information about the array, including the RAID mode, stripe block size, hard drive model name, and hard drive capacity, etc.

  • Page 70: Making A Sata Raid Driver Diskette (for Windows Xp And 2000)

    Use an alternative system and insert the motherboard driver disk. From your optical drive folder, double click the MENU.exe file in the BootDrv folder (Figure 3). A command prompt window will open similar to that in Figure 2. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard . Prepare a startup disk that has CD-ROM support and a blank (Note)

  • Page 71: Installing The Sata Raid Driver And Operating System

    5-1-3 Installing the SATA RAID Driver and Operating System Now that you have prepared the SATA RAID driver diskette for Windows XP/2000 and configured the required BIOS settings, you are ready to install the operating system onto your hard drive(s). Please note that installation of Windows Vista does not require you to install the RAID driver during the OS installation process.

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    If a message appears saying one or some file(s) cannot be found, please check the floppy disk or copy the correct SATA RAID driver again from the motherboard driver disk. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard NVIDIA RAID CLASS DRIVER (required) NVIDIA nForce Storage Controller (required)

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    When the screen as shown below appears, press <Enter> to continue the driver installation from the floppy disk. The driver installation will be finished in about one minute. Windows Setup Setup will load support for the following mass storage device(s): NVIDIA RAID CLASS DRIVER (required) NVIDIA nForce Storage Controller (required) * To specify additional SCSI adapters, CD-ROM drives, or special...

  • Page 74: Configuring Audio Input And Output, Configuring 2/4/5.1-channel Audio

    2-channel audio: Headphone or Line out. • 4-channel audio: Front speaker out and Rear speaker out. • 5.1-channel audio: Front speaker out, Rear speaker out, and Center/Subwoofer speaker out. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard audio. The picture (Note) - 74 - Line In...

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    Step 2: Click the Audio I/O tab. In the speaker list on the left, select 2CH Speaker, 4CH Speaker, or 6CH Speaker according to the type of speaker configura- tion you wish to set up. Step 3: The pictures to the right show the 2-, 4-, 5.1-channel speaker configurations.

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    D. Muting the Back Panel Audio (For HD Audio Only): Click the tool icon on the Audio I/O tab. On the Connector Settings box, select the Mute rear panel output when front headphone plugged in check box. Click OK to complete. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard - 76 -...

  • Page 77: Installing The S/pdifout Cable (optional)

    5-2-2 Installing the S/PDIFOut Cable (Optional) The S/PDIF out cable provides S/PDIF out functionalities. Optical Coaxial S/PDIF Out S/PDIFOut S/PDIF out: The S/PDIF out jacks can transmit audio signals to an external decoder for decoding to get the best audio quality. Install the S/PDIF in and out cable first if you want to output S/PDIF digital audio signals to an external decoder.

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    S/PDIF Settings dialog box, select an output sam- pling rate and select (or disable) the output source. Click OK to complete the configuration. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard Step 3: Connect a S/PDIF coaxial cable or a S/PDIF optical cable (either one) to an external decoder for transmitting the S/PDIF digital audio signals.

  • Page 79: Configuring Microphone Recording

    5-2-3 Configuring Microphone Recording Step 1: After installing the audio driver, the Audio Manager icon will appear in your system tray. Double-click the icon to access the Audio Control Panel. Step 2: Connect your microphone to the Mic in jack (pink) on the back panel or the Line in jack on the front panel.

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    Do NOT mute the recording sound, or you will not hear any sound when playing back the recording you just made. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard Select Realtek HD Audio Input in the Mixer device list Recording Control - 80 -...

  • Page 81: Using The Sound Recorder

    Step 6: To raise the recording and playing sound for the microphone, go to Options in Master Volume and select Advanced Controls. Click the Advanced button under a volume control option (e.g. Front Green In, Front Pink In). In the Other Controls field, select the 1 Microphone Boost check box.

  • Page 82: Troubleshooting, Frequently Asked Questions

    1 long, 2 short: Monitor or graphics card error 1 long, 3 short: Keyboard error 1 long, 9 short: BIOS ROM error Continuous long beeps: Graphics card not inserted properly Continuous short beeps: Power error GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard - 82 -...

  • Page 83: Troubleshooting Procedure

    5-3-2 Troubleshooting Procedure If you encounter any troubles during system startup, follow the troubleshooting procedure below to solve the problem. Turn off the power. Remove all peripherals, connecting cables, and power cord etc. Make sure the motherboard does not short-circuit with the chassis or other metal objects.

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    If the procedure above is unable to solve your problem, contact the place of purchase or local dealer for help. Or go to the Support\Technical Service Zone page to submit your question. Our customer service staff will reply you as soon as possible. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard - 84 - The power supply, CPU or CPU socket might fail.

  • Page 85: Regulatory Statements

    "end of life" product. Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive Statement GIGABYTE products have not intended to add and safe from hazardous substances (Cd, Pb, Hg, Cr+6, PBDE and PBB). The parts and components have been carefully selected to meet RoHS requirement.

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    "end of life" products, and generally improve our quality of life by ensuring that potentially hazardous substances are not released into the environment and are disposed of properly. China Restriction of Hazardous Substances Table The following table is supplied in compliance with China's Restriction of Hazardous Substances (China RoHS) requirements: GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard - 86 -...

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    FAX: +86-28-85256822 Xian TEL: +86-29-85531943 FAX: +86-29-85510930 Shenyang TEL: +86-24-83992901 FAX: +86-24-83992909 GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY (INDIA) LIMITED - India WEB address : Saudi Arabia WEB address : GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY PTY. LTD. - Australia WEB address : - 95 -...

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    WEB address : Kazakhstan WEB address : You may go to the GIGABYTE website, select your language in the language list on the top right corner of the website. To submit a technical or non-technical (Sales/ Marketing) question, please link to :

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