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  • Page 1 V80M-NOT.book Page 1 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM     User’s Guide...
  • Page 2 V80M-NOT.book Page 2 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    V80M-NOT.book Page iii Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM    Notices............v Chapter 1 Hardware Information .
  • Page 4 V80M-NOT.book Page iv Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Table of Contents Boot Options ..........58 Date and Time .
  • Page 5: Fcc Notice

    V80M-NOT.book Page v Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM   FCC Notice Notice: Shield Cables Notice: Peripheral Devices Caution...
  • Page 6: Notices

    V80M-NOT.book Page vi Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Notices Use Conditions Notice: Canadian Users Remarque à l’intention des utilisateurs canadiens Important Safety Instructions...
  • Page 7 V80M-NOT.book Page vii Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM...
  • Page 8 V80M-NOT.book Page viii Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM viii Notices Year 2000 Compliance Statement Laser Compliance Statement                   ...
  • Page 9 V80M-NOT.book Page ix Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Lithium Battery Statement            ...
  • Page 10 V80M-NOT.book Page x Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Notices...
  • Page 11: Chapter 1 Hardware Information

    V80M-NOT.book Page 1 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM    Chapter 1...
  • Page 12 V80M-NOT.book Page 2 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM                                     ...
  • Page 13: Features

    V80M-NOT.book Page 3 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Features Components...
  • Page 14 V80M-NOT.book Page 4 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 1 Hardware Information Features...
  • Page 15: Board Layout

    V80M-NOT.book Page 5 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Board Layout Component USB ports PS/2 mouse port ATX power connector CPU connector PCI-AGP-Memory controller System thermal detector connector CPU thermal detector connector 2-pin CPU fan connector Reset connector 3-pin CPU fan connector...
  • Page 16 V80M-NOT.book Page 6 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 1 Hardware Information Component DIMM sockets Battery Floppy disk drive connector IDE 1 connector IDE 2 connector AGP slot Audio controller PCI-to-ISA bus controller Wake-on LAN connector Power/Suspend LED connector Power button connector Modem ring-in connector PCI slots...
  • Page 17 V80M-NOT.book Page 7 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Component COM 1 port Parallel/Printer port COM 2 port PS/2 keyboard port...
  • Page 18: Jumpers And Connectors

    V80M-NOT.book Page 8 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 1 Hardware Information Jumpers and Connectors Jumper Function and Settings Keyboard Turn-on Function Enabled Disabled (default) Audio Line Type 1-3, 2-4 Line out (default) 3-5, 4-6 Speaker out Password Check Disabled (default) Enabled...
  • Page 19 V80M-NOT.book Page 9 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Jumper Function and Settings CPU Core Clock Multiplier Switch 1 Switch 2 Switch 3 Switch 4 Ratio 3.5 (def) Connector Function Wake-on LAN Reserved for USB daughtercard CPU thermal detector System thermal detector Upper port: mouse;...
  • Page 20 V80M-NOT.book Page 10 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 1 Hardware Information Connector Function CN12 Upper: MIDI; Lower left: line-out ; Lower middle: line-in; Lower right: mic-in CN13 IDE 2 CN14 IDE 1 CN15 CD input CN16 Fax-voice-modem CN17 Modem ring in CN18 Power / suspend LED...
  • Page 21: Installation Precautions

    V80M-NOT.book Page 11 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Installation Precautions ESD Precautions Preinstallation Instructions Warning! Do not attempt the procedures described in the following sections unless you are a qualified service technician.
  • Page 22: Post-Installation Instructions

    V80M-NOT.book Page 12 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 1 Hardware Information Post-installation Instructions...
  • Page 23: Upgrading The System Memory

    V80M-NOT.book Page 13 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Upgrading the System Memory Important! When installing DIMMs, make sure that you install only one type of DIMM. Do not combine PC-66 and PC-100 DIMMs. DIMM 1 DIMM 2 Total Memory 32 MB None 32 MB...
  • Page 24: Installing A Dimm

    V80M-NOT.book Page 14 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 1 Hardware Information DIMM 1 DIMM 2 Total Memory 128 MB 64 MB 192 MB 128 MB 128 MB 256 MB Installing a DIMM Note: The DIMM socket is slotted to ensure proper installation. If you insert a DIMM but it does not fit easily into the socket, you may have inserted it incorrectly.
  • Page 25: Removing A Dimm

    V80M-NOT.book Page 15 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Removing a DIMM Reconfiguring the System...
  • Page 26: Upgrading The Cpu

    V80M-NOT.book Page 16 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 1 Hardware Information Upgrading the CPU Removing the Pentium II CPU Note: Observe the ESD precautions on page 11 when installing or removing a system component.
  • Page 27: Installing A Pentium Ii Cpu

    V80M-NOT.book Page 17 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Installing a Pentium II CPU Note: Observe the ESD precautions on page 11 when installing or removing a system component.
  • Page 28: Installing The Retention Mechanism

    V80M-NOT.book Page 18 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 1 Hardware Information Installing the Retention Mechanism...
  • Page 29 V80M-NOT.book Page 19 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Installing a Pentium II CPU with SEC-type Package...
  • Page 30 V80M-NOT.book Page 20 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 1 Hardware Information...
  • Page 31 V80M-NOT.book Page 21 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM  Caution: The heatsink becomes very hot when the system is on. Never touch the heatsink with any metal or with your hands. Installing a Pentium II CPU with SECC 2-type Package...
  • Page 32 V80M-NOT.book Page 22 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 1 Hardware Information Note: Align the holes on the fan/heatsink with the fastener tabs. To make sure that the orientation of the fan/heatsink is correct, check if the black circular cable connector holder is positioned on top of the processor.
  • Page 33 V80M-NOT.book Page 23 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Note: If you find the processor card difficult to insert into the slot, do not force it. The orientation of the fan/heatsink may be incorrect.
  • Page 34 V80M-NOT.book Page 24 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 1 Hardware Information  Caution: The heatsink becomes very hot when the system is on. Never touch the heatsink with any metal or with your hands.
  • Page 35: Floppy Disk / Hard Disk Support

    V80M-NOT.book Page 25 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Floppy Disk / Hard Disk Support IDE Connector Master Slave IDE 1 (CN14) Hard disk 0 Hard disk 1 IDE 2 (CN13) Hard disk 2/IDE CD-ROM Hard disk 3...
  • Page 36: Audio Function

    V80M-NOT.book Page 26 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 1 Hardware Information Audio Function...
  • Page 37: Usb Support

    V80M-NOT.book Page 27 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM USB Support...
  • Page 38: Modem Ring-In Function

    V80M-NOT.book Page 28 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 1 Hardware Information Modem Ring-in Function...
  • Page 39: Hardware Monitoring Function

    V80M-NOT.book Page 29 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Hardware Monitoring Function...
  • Page 40: Installing Expansion Cards

    V80M-NOT.book Page 30 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 1 Hardware Information Installing Expansion Cards Installing a PCI Card...
  • Page 41: Installing An Isa Card

    V80M-NOT.book Page 31 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Installing an ISA Card Follow these steps to install a non-PnP ISA card: Reset Resource Assignments Follow these steps to install a PnP ISA card:...
  • Page 42: Installing An Agp Card

    V80M-NOT.book Page 32 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 1 Hardware Information Installing an AGP Card...
  • Page 43: Error Messages

    V80M-NOT.book Page 33 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Error Messages Software Error Messages System Error Messages Error Message Corrective Action Memory Error at Replace the DIMMs. MMMM:SSSS:OOOOh (R:xxxxh, W:xxxxh) System Management Memory Replace the DIMMs. Keyboard Interface Error Check the keyboard interface circuit or change the keyboard.
  • Page 44 V80M-NOT.book Page 34 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 1 Hardware Information Error Message Corrective Action Pointing Device Error Reconnect or replace the pointing device. Pointing Device Interface Error Check the pointing device interface circuit. Pointing Device IRQ Conflict Enter Setup and change the IRQ setting of the PS/2 mouse.
  • Page 45: Correcting Error Conditions

    V80M-NOT.book Page 35 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Error Message Corrective Action Real-time Clock error Check the RTC circuit or replace the battery. CMOS Battery Bad Replace the onboard lithium battery. CMOS Checksum Error Run Setup again and reconfigure the system.
  • Page 46 V80M-NOT.book Page 36 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 1 Hardware Information...
  • Page 47 V80M-NOT.book Page 37 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM    Chapter 2...
  • Page 48 V80M-NOT.book Page 38 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM         !                  "             ...
  • Page 49 V80M-NOT.book Page 39 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Note: If you repeatedly receive Run Setup messages, the battery may be bad. In this case, the system cannot retain configuration values in CMOS. Ask a qualified technician for assistance.
  • Page 50: Chapter 2 Bios Information

    V80M-NOT.book Page 40 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 2 BIOS Information Entering Setup  Important! You must press Ctrl-Alt-Esc simultaneously while the system is booting. This key combination does not work during any other time.
  • Page 51 V80M-NOT.book Page 41 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Note: The F8 key works only when you are in the main menu. This means that you can activate the Advanced Level only when you are in the main menu. Also, the items followed by an ( * ) are only visible in the Advanced Level.
  • Page 52: System Information

    V80M-NOT.book Page 42 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 2 BIOS Information System Information System Information...
  • Page 53 V80M-NOT.book Page 43 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Description Format Parameter Processor Specifies the type of processor currently installed in your system. Processor Speed Specifies the speed of the Speed i processor currently installed in your system. Internal Cache Size Specifies the first-level or the Cache size in internal memory (i.e., the...
  • Page 54 V80M-NOT.book Page 44 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 2 BIOS Information Description Format Parameter IDE Secondary Specifies the current Drive type, Channel Slave configuration of the IDE device capacity connected to the slave port of the secondary IDE channel. Total Memory Specifies the total amount of Memory size...
  • Page 55: Product Information

    V80M-NOT.book Page 45 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Product Information Product Information Parameter Description Product Name Displays the model name of your system System S/N Displays your system’s serial number Main Board ID Displays the system board’s identification number Main Board S/N Displays your system board’s serial number System BIOS...
  • Page 56 V80M-NOT.book Page 46 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 2 BIOS Information Parameter Description DMI BIOS version Specifies the version of the DMI BIOS utility installed in your system. The Desktop Management Interface (DMI) BIOS allows you to check your system hardware components without actually opening your system.
  • Page 57: Disk Drives

    V80M-NOT.book Page 47 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Disk Drives Disk Drives $  Parameter Description Options Floppy Drive A / B Allows you to configure None your floppy drive 360 KB, 5.25-inch 1.2 MB, 5.25-inch 720 KB, 3.5-inch 1.44 MB, 3.5-inch 2.88 MB, 3.5-inch LS-120 drive as Allows you to enable the...
  • Page 58 V80M-NOT.book Page 48 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 2 BIOS Information Parameter Description Options IDE Primary Lets you configure the hard Channel Slave disk drive connected to the slave port of IDE channel 1. IDE Secondary Lets you configure the hard Channel Master disk drive connected to the master port of IDE channel...
  • Page 59 V80M-NOT.book Page 49 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM $  Parameter Description Options Type Lets you specify the type of hard Auto, None, or disk installed in your system. If User. The User you want BIOS to automatically setting allows you configure your hard disk, select to enter your Auto...
  • Page 60 V80M-NOT.book Page 50 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 2 BIOS Information Parameter Description Options Hard Disk Enhances your hard disk Auto or Disabled Block Mode performance by allowing data transfer in blocks (multiple sectors) at a rate of 256 bytes per cycle.
  • Page 61: Onboard Peripherals

    V80M-NOT.book Page 51 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Onboard Peripherals $  Parameter Description Options Serial Port 1 / 2 Let you enable or disable Enabled or Disabled the serial ports. Base Address Lets you set a logical base 3F8h (for serial port address for each serial 1), 2F8h (for serial port.
  • Page 62 V80M-NOT.book Page 52 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 2 BIOS Information Parameter Description Options Parallel Port Lets you enable or disable Enabled or Disabled the parallel port. Base Address Lets you set a logical base 3BCh, 378h, 278h address for the parallel port.
  • Page 63: Onboard Device Settings

    V80M-NOT.book Page 53 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Onboard Device Settings $  Parameter Description Options Floppy Disk Lets you enable or disable Enabled or Disabled Controller the onboard floppy disk controller. IDE Controller Lets you enable or disable Primary, Secondary the onboard primary, Both, or Disabled secondary or both IDE...
  • Page 64 V80M-NOT.book Page 54 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 2 BIOS Information Parameter Description Options USB Legacy Lets you activate or Enabled or Disabled Mode deactivate the USB keyboard connected to your system. When activated, the USB keyboard functions in a DOS environment.
  • Page 65: Power Management

    V80M-NOT.book Page 55 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Power Management $  Parameter Description Options Power Allows you to reduce the Enabled or Management Mode system’s power consumption. Disabled When enabled, the IDE hard disk and system timers become configurable. IDE Hard Disk Allows the hard disk to enter 1 to 15 minutes,...
  • Page 66 V80M-NOT.book Page 56 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 2 BIOS Information Parameter Description Options System Sleep Automatically puts the system 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, Timer to power-saving mode after a 30, 40, 50...120 specified period of inactivity. minutes, or Off Any keyboard or mouse action, or any activity detected...
  • Page 67 V80M-NOT.book Page 57 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Parameter Description Options Modem Ring Wakes the system from Sleep Enabled or Indicator mode once a fax/modem Disabled activity is detected.
  • Page 68: Boot Options

    V80M-NOT.book Page 58 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 2 BIOS Information Boot Options Boot Options $  Parameter Description Options Boot Sequence Allows you to specify the Floppy Disk, Hard boot search sequence. Disk, IDE, CD-ROM First Hard Disk Specifies whether the BIOS IDE or SCSI Drive...
  • Page 69 V80M-NOT.book Page 59 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Parameter Description Options Primary Display Lets you activate the Onboard or Auto Adapter onboard video controller as your primary display adapter, or automatically disable it once BIOS detects that there is a video card installed in your system.
  • Page 70 V80M-NOT.book Page 60 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 2 BIOS Information Parameter Description Options Memory Test Lets you specify whether Disabled you want BIOS to perform or bypass the RAM test during POST. Configuration Table Allows you to enable or Enabled or disable the display of the Disabled...
  • Page 71: Date And Time

    V80M-NOT.book Page 61 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Date and Time Date and Time Parameter Description Options Date Lets you set the date Weekday: Sun, Mon, following the weekday- Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat month-day-year format. Month: Jan, Feb...Dec Day: 1 to 31 Year: 1980 to 2079 Time...
  • Page 72: System Security

    V80M-NOT.book Page 62 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 2 BIOS Information System Security System Security $  Parameter Description Options Setup Password Prevents unauthorized None or Present. The access to the BIOS utility. Present settings allows you to set a Setup password.
  • Page 73 V80M-NOT.book Page 63 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Parameter Description Options Power-on Secures your system None or Present. The Password against unauthorized use. Present settings Once you set this allows you to set a password, you have to type Setup password.
  • Page 74: Setting A Password

    V80M-NOT.book Page 64 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 2 BIOS Information Setting a Password  System Security Setup Password Power-on Password  Note: Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the screen.  Set or Change Password...
  • Page 75: Changing Or Removing The Password

    V80M-NOT.book Page 65 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Changing or Removing the Password $%  $$&$'# ($ System Security . Setup Password Power-on Password Set or Change Password    )$*$+%# ($ Setup Password Power-on Password None...
  • Page 76: Bypassing The Password

    V80M-NOT.book Page 66 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 2 BIOS Information Bypassing the Password None...
  • Page 77: Advanced Options

    V80M-NOT.book Page 67 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Advanced Options Note: The Advanced Options selection is available only in the Advanced Level. Caution: Do not change any settings in the Advanced Options menu if you are not a qualified technician to avoid damaging the system.
  • Page 78: Memory/Cache Options

    V80M-NOT.book Page 68 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 2 BIOS Information Memory/Cache Options Memory/Cache Options $  Parameter Description Options Internal Cache Lets you enable or disable Enabled or the primary cache memory, (CPU Cache) Disabled i.e., the CPU memory External Cache Lets you enable or disable Enabled or...
  • Page 79 V80M-NOT.book Page 69 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Parameter Description Options Memory at 15MB- To prevent memory Syste or 16MB Reserved for address conflicts between Add-on card the system and expansion boards, reserve this memory range for the use of either the system or an expansion board.
  • Page 80: Pnp/Pci Options

    V80M-NOT.book Page 70 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 2 BIOS Information PnP/PCI Options $  Parameter Description Options PCI IRQ Setting Allows you to automatically or Auto or Manual manually configure the Plug- and-Play (PnP) devices installed in your system. Refer to your device manual for technical information about the PCI card.
  • Page 81 V80M-NOT.book Page 71 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Parameter Description Options VGA Palette Enables the palette snooping Enabled or Snoop feature if you installed more Disabled than one VGA card in the system, allowing the control palette register (CPR) to manage and update the VGA RAM DAC (Digital Analog Converter, a color data...
  • Page 82 V80M-NOT.book Page 72 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 2 BIOS Information Parameter Description Options Reset Resource When enabled, avoids IRQ Yes or No Assignments conflict when installing non- After clearing the PnP and PnP ISA cards. This resource data, it is clears all resource recommended that assignments and allows BIOS...
  • Page 83: Load Default Settings

    V80M-NOT.book Page 73 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Load Default Settings...
  • Page 84: Abort Settings Change

    V80M-NOT.book Page 74 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 2 BIOS Information Abort Settings Change Abort Settings Change...
  • Page 85: Exiting Setup

    V80M-NOT.book Page 75 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Exiting Setup...
  • Page 86 V80M-NOT.book Page 76 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM Chapter 2 BIOS Information...
  • Page 87 V80M-NOT.book Page 77 Tuesday, February 9, 1999 5:14 PM  ...
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