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  • Page 2: Hardware Installation

    .............................1 What’s in this manual ..................................2 You Must Notice....................................8 Before You Start ....................................9 Overview ......................................10 Feature Highlight .................................... 11 Quick Installation Procedure ................................. 14 Motherboard Map ................................... 15 Block Diagram....................................16 Hardware Installation ........................17 About “Optional” and “Upgrade Optional”…..........................18 Clear CMOS Data ...................................
  • Page 3 IDE and Floppy Connector ................................34 IrDA Connector ....................................36 PC99 Color Coded Back Panel ..............................37 Support 2 USB Port ..................................38 CD Audio Connector ..................................39 Modem Audio Connector ................................40 Front Audio Connector................................... 41 Over-current Protection ................................. 43 Hardware Monitoring ..................................
  • Page 4: Award Bios

    AC97 ........................................ 70 ACPI (Advanced Configuration & Power Interface) ........................70 AGP (Accelerated Graphic Port) ..............................70 AMR (Audio/Modem Riser) ................................71 AOpen Bonus Pack CD ................................. 71 APM (Advanced Power Management) ............................71 ATA (AT Attachment) ..................................71 ATA/66......................................71...
  • Page 5 BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)............................... 72 Bus Master IDE (DMA mode)................................ 72 CNR (Communication and Networking Riser) ..........................72 CODEC (Coding and Decoding) ..............................73 DDR (Double Data Rated) SDRAM .............................. 73 DIMM (Dual In Line Memory Module) ............................73 DMA (Direct Memory Access)............................... 73 ECC (Error Checking and Correction) ............................
  • Page 6 PBSRAM (Pipelined Burst SRAM) ............................... 77 PC-100 DIMM....................................77 PC-133 DIMM....................................77 PC-1600 or PC-2100 DDR DRAM ..............................78 PCI (Peripheral Component Interface) Bus ..........................78 PDF Format ..................................... 78 PnP (Plug and Play) ..................................78 POST (Power-On Self Test) ................................79 RDRAM (Rambus DRAM) ................................
  • Page 7 Troubleshooting ...........................83 Technical Support........................87 Product Registration........................90 How to Contact Us........................91...
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  • Page 17  Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk drives, expansion boards, and other components. Always read the following precautions before you install a system component. Do not remove a component from its protective packaging until you are ready to install it. Wear a wrist ground strap and attach it to a metal part of the system unit before handling a component.
  • Page 19  When should I Clear CMOS? 1. Boot fail because of overclocking… 2. Forget password… 3. Troubleshooting…...
  • Page 21  If you do not match the CPU socket Pin 1 and CPU cut edge well, it may damage the CPU.  This socket supports FC-PGA/FCPGA2 package CPU, which is the latest CPU package developed Intel, strongly recommend you not to insert former PPGA-package CPU onto it.
  • Page 25          supports maximum 400MHz system bus (100MHz * 4) and 66MHz AGP clock. Higher clock setting may cause serious system damage.  If your system hangs or fails to boot because of overclocking, simply use <Home> key to restore the default setting.
  • Page 26  This motherboard supports CPU     !  auto-detection function. Therefore, you ! don’t need to set CPU frequency by manual. "#$%  supports maximum 400MHz system bus (100MHz * 4) and 66MHz AGP clock. Higher clock setting may cause serious system damage.
  • Page 28  Some CPU fans do not have sensor pin, so they cannot support fan monitoring.
  • Page 30  The tabs of the DIMM slot will close-up hold memory module in place when module been firmly located.
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  • Page 35  For better signal quality, it is recommended to set the far end side device master mode follow suggested sequence to install your new device. Please refer to above diagram achieve best performance Ultra DMA 66/100 hard disks, a special    ! Ultra 66/100 is required.
  • Page 41: Front Audio Connector

     Please remove the jumper cap from the Front Audio Connector before you connect the cable. Do not remove this yellow jumper cap if housing without an audio port on the front panel.
  • Page 43  Although we have implemented protection circuit try to prevent any human operating mistake, there is still certain risk that CPU, memory, HDD, add-on cards installed on this motherboard may be damaged because of component failure, human operating error or unknown nature reason.
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  • Page 50 Please follow recommended procedure to install Windows 95 Windows...
  • Page 53 If you are using Windows95, you should install DCOM95 patch from the Bonus Pack auto-run menu first, before you install AGP driver.
  • Page 54  Installing this ATA/100 IDE driver may cause Suspend to Hard Drive failure.
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  • Page 61      "02" means Windows 98 is ACPI acknowledged but the ACPI function is disabled.
  • Page 62  Currently we found only ATI 3D Rage Pro AGP card would support ACPI suspend to disk. Please refer to AOpen web site for latest update...
  • Page 63: Award Bios

     Because the BIOS code is the most often changed part of the motherboard design, the BIOS information contained in this manual may be different with actual BIOS that come with your motherboard.
  • Page 64  AOpen always dedicates to give users a more friendly computer system. Now, we include all function descriptions of BIOS setup program into the BIOS Flash ROM. When you select one function of BIOS setup program, the function description will appeared at right side of screen.
  • Page 65  Please avoid of using "Load Turbo Defaults", unless you are sure your system components (CPU, DRAM, HDD, etc.) are good enough for turbo setting.
  • Page 66 *$  AOpen Easy Flash BIOS programs are designed to be compatible with the Award BIOS. At the date of this note, AOpen Easy Flash BIOS programs are not available for AMI BIOS. AMI BIOS appears mostly only on old 486 boards and some early Pentium boards.
  • Page 67: Bios Upgrade

     The new BIOS upgrade will permanently replace your original BIOS's settings and PnP information when flashing. You may need to reconfigure your BIOS setting and re-install Win95/Win98 as well as your add-on cards, so that your system can go back to work as normal.
  • Page 68: Overclocking

    " " " "  The design of this product follows CPU and chipset vendor's design guideline. Any attempts to push beyond product specification are not recommended and you are taking your own risk to damage your  Note that overclocking may also system or important data.
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  • Page 90  If registering products purchased from different dealers/retails and/or purchased on different dates, please submit a separate form for each product.
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