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  • Page 1 Copyright and Warranty Notice The information in this document is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment on part of the vendor, who assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors that may appear in this manual. No warranty or representation, either expressed or implied, is made with respect to the quality, accuracy or fitness for any particular part of this document.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

  • Page 5: Chapter 1. Introduction Of Bf6 Features

    Green PC functions. The motherboard provides high performance for server systems and meets the requirements for desktop system for multimedia in the future. The BF6 has built-in hardware monitoring functions (you can refer to Appendix C for detailed information), they can monitor and protect your computer insuring a safe computing environment.
  • Page 6: Specifications

    Chapter1 Please Note If the operating system or application software cannot handle Year 2000 dates, you will still be facing the Y2K threat because it is not a hardware problem that relates to the motherboard itself. According to Award BIOS, it is BIOS source code released after 31 May 1995 complies with all known Y2K issues;...
  • Page 7 Introduction of BF6 Features 5. Multi I/O Functions ! 2x Channels of Bus Master IDE Ports supporting up to four Ultra DMA 33 devices ! PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Connectors ! 1x Floppy Port ( up to 2.88MB) ! 1x Parallel Port (EPP/ECP)
  • Page 8 Chapter1 " " " " Supports Wake On LAN, Keyboard or Mouse, but your ATX power supply 5V standby power must be able to provide at least a 720mA current capacity. Otherwise, the functions may not work normally. " " " " PCI slot 2 shares IRQ signals with the PCI slot 5 "...
  • Page 9: Layout Diagram

    Introduction of BF6 Features 1-3. Layout Diagram Figure 1-2. Motherboard component location User’s Manual...
  • Page 10: The System Block Diagram

    Chapter1 1-4. The System Block Diagram Figure 1-3. System diagram of the 440BX chipset...
  • Page 11: Chapter 2. Installing The Motherboard

    Installing the Motherboard Chapter 2. Installing the Motherboard This BF6 motherboard not only provides all standard equipment for classic personal computers, but also provides great flexibility for meeting future upgrade demands. This chapter will introduce step by step all the standard equipment and will also present, as completely as possible, future upgrade capabilities.
  • Page 12: Installing Them

    Chapter2 2-1. Installing the Motherboard to the Chassis Most computer chassis will have a base on which there will be many mounting holes that allows the motherboard to be securely attached and at the same time, prevents short circuits. There are two ways to attach the motherboard to the base of chassis: ! with studs ! or with spacers Please refer to the figure 2-1 that shows the studs and spacers, they may have several types,...
  • Page 13: Installation Of Thep

    PPGA processor, you have to use an additional adapter that allows you to use a Celeron PPGA processor in a slot 1 board. For this ABIT makes the SlotKET adapter. Note: ! Installing a heat sink and cooling fan is necessary for proper heat dissipation from your CPU.
  • Page 14 Chapter2 In order to create a memory array, certain rules must be followed. The following set of rules allows for optimum configurations. ! The memory array is 64 or 72 bits wide. (depending on with or without parity) ! Those modules can be populated in any order. ! Supports single and double density DIMMS.
  • Page 15 Installing the Motherboard Step 4. Locate your computer’s 168-pin memory expansion DIMM socket. Step 5. Insert the DIMM module into the expansion socket as shown in the illustration. Note how the module is keyed to the socket. You can refer to figure 2-4 for the details.
  • Page 16: Connectors , Headers And 2-5. Cpu Frequency Settings

    If your system doesn't have such add-on cards or switches you can ignore some special feature connectors. Figure 2-5. All Connectors and Headers for the BF6 First, Let’s see the headers that BF6 uses, and what their functions are.
  • Page 17 Installing the Motherboard ATX: ATX Power Input Connector Caution If the power supply connectors are not properly attached to the ATX power supply, the power supply or add-on cards may be damaged. Attach the connector from the power supply to the ATX connector here. Remember you have to push the connector from the ATX power supply firmly to the end with the ATX connector, insuring that you have a...
  • Page 18 Chapter2 IR: IR Header (Infrared) There is a specific orientation for pins 1 through 5, attach the connector from the IR KIT or IR device to the IR header. This motherboard supports standard IR transfer rates. Note: Watch the pin position and the orientation ™...
  • Page 19 Installing the Motherboard WOL: Wake on LAN Header If you have a Network adapter that supports this feature, then you can connect the specific cable from the network adapter to this header. This feature lets you wake up your computer via remote control through a local area network.
  • Page 20 2-10 Chapter2 JP1 Header: Disable or Enable Keyboard/Mouse Wake Up This header is used to Disable or Enable keyboard/mouse wake up function. This function has to cooperate with the BIOS setting (see section 3-5). Short pin 1-2 Disable keyboard/mouse Wake Up Short pin 2-3 Enable keyboard/mouse...
  • Page 21 Installing the Motherboard 2-11 Normal Operation (Default) Discharge CMOS Figure 2-6. CCMOS jumper setting Note Before you clear the CMOS, you have to turn the power off first (including the +5V standby power). Otherwise, your system may work abnormally or malfunction. PN1 and PN2 Headers PN1 and PN2 are for switches and indicators for the chassis’s front panel, there are...
  • Page 22 2-12 Chapter2 Note: Watch the power LED pin position and orientation. PN1 (Pin 6-7): HDD LED Header Attach the cable from the case’s front panel HDD LED to this header. If you install it in the wrong direction, the LED light will not illuminate correctly.
  • Page 23 PIN 9 Power On/Off signal PIN 9 +5VDC PIN 10 +3V Standby PIN 10 Suspend LED active PIN 11 Suspend signal PIN 11 No connection Let’s now see the I/O connectors that BF6 uses, and what their functions are. User’s Manual...
  • Page 24 2-14 Chapter2 FDC1 Connector This 34-pin connector is called the “floppy disk drive connector”. You can connect a 360K, 5.25”, 1.2M, 5.25”, 720K, 3.5’’, 1.44M, 3.5” or 2.88M, 3.5” floppy disk drive, you can even connect a 3 Mode floppy disk drive (it’s a 3 1/2” drive used in Japanese computer systems).
  • Page 25 IDE1(or IDE 2) connector. Figure 2-8. BF6 back panel connectors Figure 2-8 shows the BF6 back panel connectors, these connectors are for connection to outside devices to the motherboard. We will describe which devices will attach to these connectors below.
  • Page 26 2-16 Chapter2 KBM Upper: PS/2 Mouse Connector Attach a PS/2 mouse to this 6-pin Din- connector. USB Port Connectors This motherboard provides two USB ports. Attach the USB connector from the individual device to these connectors. You can attach USB devices such as a, scanner, monitor, mouse, keyboard, hub, CD-ROM, joystick etc.
  • Page 27 2-17 2-5. CPU Frequency Settings The BF6 provides two ways to configure CPU settings. One uses the ABIT CPU Soft Menu III technology, the other uses DIP Switches. You can use the DS10 to enable or disable Soft Menu III.
  • Page 28 2-18 Chapter2 AGP Clock / Front Side Bus = 2/3 AGP Clock / Front Side Bus = 1/1 Soft Menu III The DS10 lets you enable or disable Soft Menu III. The Soft Menu III allows you to configure the CPU settings easily through BIOS setup (refer to section 3-1). When you enable Soft Menu III, all DIP switches must be set to OFF.
  • Page 29: Chapter 3. Introduction Of The Bios

    Introduction of the BIOS Chapter 3. Introduction of the BIOS The BIOS is a program located on a Flash Memory chip on the motherboard. This program will not be lost when you turn the computer off. This program is also referred to as the “boot”...
  • Page 30 Chapter3 Note ' To improve stability and functions, BIOSes are constantly improving, therefore; the BIOS screens in this chapter may not fully match your current BIOS screen. ( All default setting is use the Load Optimized Defaults settings. If you use the Load Fail-Safe Defaults, some items default values will be changed.
  • Page 31 Introduction of the BIOS function by pressing the F1 key in any menu in the BIOS. ! Press F5 to reset current screen settings to their Setup Default values. ! Press F6 to return to the Fail-Safe Default setting i.e. if you use the wrong settings causing a system boot failure, use this function key to quickly return to the system default settings.
  • Page 32: Softmenu Iii Setup

    Chapter3 3-1. SoftMenu III Setup The CPU can be setup through a programmable switch (CPU SOFT MENU ™ III), that replaces the traditional manual hardware configuration. This feature allows the user to more easily complete the installation procedures. You can install the CPU without configuring any jumpers or switches.
  • Page 33 Introduction of the BIOS 233 (66) 266 (66) 300 (66) 333 (66) 300 (100) 350 (100) 400(100) 450 (100) 366 (66) 400 (66) 433 (66) 466 (66) 500 (66) 533 (66) 533 (133) 500 (100) 550 (100) 600(100) 600 (133) 650 (100) 667 (133) 700 (100)
  • Page 34 Chapter3 Multiplier Factor: You can choose the following multiplier factors: x 2.5 x 3.5 x 4.5 x 5.5 x 6.5 x 7.5 SEL100/66# Signal Two options are available: Default and Low. The default setting is “Default”. PCI Clock/CPU FSB Clock Three options are available: 1/2, 1/3 and 1/4.
  • Page 35 Introduction of the BIOS !!! Warning !!! Using a higher voltage may result in the shortening of your computer components’ life. We strongly suggest you leave this item on default setting. In-Order Queue Depth Two options are available: 1 and 8. This item lets you set cache buffer for CPU data processing.
  • Page 36 Chapter3 Method 1: Setup up the CPU for the lowest speed for its brand. Turn the power supply off and change the CPU. Then turn the system on again, and set up the CPU ™ parameters through SOFT MENU III. Method 2: Since you have to open the computer case when you change the CPU, it could be a good idea to use the CCMOS jumper to erase the parameters of the original CPU and to enter BIOS Setup to set up CPU parameters again.
  • Page 37: Standard Cmos Features Setup Menu

    Introduction of the BIOS 3-2. Standard CMOS Features Setup Menu This contains the basic configuration parameters of the BIOS. These parameters include date, hour, VGA card, FDD and HDD settings. Figure 3-3. Standard CMOS Setup Screen Shot Date (mm:dd:yy): You can set the date in this item: month (mm), date (dd) and year (yy). Time (hh:mm:ss): You can set the time in this item: hour (hh), minute (mm) and second (ss).
  • Page 38 3-10 Chapter3 Figure 3-4. IDE Primary Master Setup Screen Shot IDE HDD Auto-Detection: Press the Enter key for the BIOS to auto detect all detailed parameters of the hard disk drivers (HDD). If auto detection is successful, the correct values will be shown in the remaining items of this menu.
  • Page 39 Introduction of the BIOS 3-11 solution to this problem: you can, according to your operating system, choose four operating modes: NORMAL , LBA , LARGE ,Auto. The HDD auto detection option in the sub-menu will automatically detect the parameters of your hard disk and the mode supported.
  • Page 40 3-12 Chapter3 number of read/write heads. The minimum number you can enter is 0, the maximum number you can enter is 255. Precomp: The minimum number you can enter is 0, the maximum number you can enter is 65536. Warning Setting a value of 65536 means no hard disk exists.
  • Page 41 Introduction of the BIOS 3-13 Halt On: You can select which type of error will cause the system to halt. Five options are available: All Errors , No Errors , All, But Keyboard , All, But Diskette , All, But Disk/Key. You can see your system memory list in the lower right box, it shows the Base Memory, Extended Memory and total Memory size configurations in your system.
  • Page 42: Advanced Bios Features Setup Menu

    3-14 Chapter3 3-3. Advanced BIOS Features Setup Menu In each item, you can press <Enter> at any time to display all the options for this item. Attention Advanced BIOS Features Setup Menu has already been set for maximum operation. If you do not really understand each of the options in this menu, we recommend you use the default values.
  • Page 43 Introduction of the BIOS 3-15 Virus Warning: This item can be set to Enabled or Disabled, the default setting being Disabled. When this feature is enabled, if there is any attempt from a software or an application to access the boot sector or the partition table, the BIOS will warn you that a boot virus is attempting to access the hard disk.
  • Page 44 3-16 Chapter3 drive C, SCSI hard disk drive or CD-ROM. There are ten options for the boot sequence that you can choose (The default setting is Floppy.): Floppy ! LS/ZIP ! HDD-0 ! SCSI ! CDROM ! HDD-1 ! HDD-2 ! HDD-3 ! LAN ! UDMA66.
  • Page 45 Introduction of the BIOS 3-17 Typematic Rate Setting: This item allows you to adjust the keystroke repeat rate. When set to Enabled, you can set the two keyboard typematic controls that follow (Typematic Rate and Typematic Rate Delay). If this item is set to Disabled, the BIOS will use the default setting. The default setting is Enabled.
  • Page 46 3-18 Chapter3 Notice Don’t forget your password. If you forget the password, you will have to open the computer case and clear all information in the CMOS before you can start up the system. But by doing this, you will have to reset all previously set options. OS Select For DRAM >...
  • Page 47 Introduction of the BIOS 3-19 Computer Knowledge: SHADOW What is the SHADOW? The BIOS of standard video or interface cards is stored in ROM, and it is often very slow. With the Shadow feature, the CPU reads the BIOS on the VGA card and copies it into RAM.
  • Page 48: Advanced Chipset Features Setup Menu

    3-20 Chapter3 3-4. Advanced Chipset Features Setup Menu The Advanced Chipset Features Setup Menu is used to modify the contents of the buffers in the chipset on the motherboard. Since the parameters of the buffers are closely related to hardware, if the setup is not correct or is false, the motherboard will become unstable or you will not be able to boot up.
  • Page 49 Introduction of the BIOS 3-21 SDRAM RAS Precharge Time: Two options are available: 2 and 3. The precharge time is the number of cycles it takes for the RAS to accumulate its charge before DRAM refreshs. If insufficient time is allowed, refresh maybe incomplete and the DRAM may fail to retain data.
  • Page 50 3-22 Chapter3 Video RAM Cacheable: You can select Enable or Disable. When you select Enabled, you get faster video RAM executing speed via the L2 cache. You must check your VGA adapter manual to find out if any compatibility problems will occur. 8 Bit I/O Recovery Time: Nine options are available: NA , 8 , 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 ,Back to NA.
  • Page 51 Introduction of the BIOS 3-23 AGP Aperture Size (MB): Seven options are available: 4 , 8 , 16 , 32 , 64 , 128 , 256 , Back to 4. This option specifies the amount of system memory that can be used by the AGP device. The aperture is a portion of the PCI memory address range dedicated for graphics memory address space.
  • Page 52: Integrated Peripherals

    3-24 Chapter3 3-5. Integrated Peripherals In this menu, you can change the onboard I/O device and other hardware peripheral settings. Figure 3-7. Integrated Peripherals Setup Screen Shot Onboard IDE-1 Controller: The onboard IDE 1 controller can be set as Enabled or Disabled. The default setting is Enabled.
  • Page 53 This item allows you to decide to active whether PCI slot or AGP slot VGA first. Ultra DMA-66 IDE Controller This item is only for the ABIT’s BE6-II motherboard. Please leave it on the default setting. IDE HDD Block Mode: Block mode is also called block transfer, multiple commands, or multiple sector read/write.
  • Page 54 3-26 Chapter3 Power On Function: This item allows you to select which way you want your system to power on. Five items are available: Button Only , Keyboard 98 , Password , Hot Key , Mouse Left , Mouse Right. Default setting is Button Only. Note ! The power on function has to cooperate with the JP1 setting (see section 2-4).
  • Page 55 Introduction of the BIOS 3-27 Onboard Serial Port 1: This is used to specify the I/O address and IRQ of Serial Port 1. Six options are available: Disabled , 3F8/IRQ4 , 2F8/IRQ3 , 3E8/IRQ4 , 2E8/IRQ3 , AUTO. The default setting is 3F8/IRQ4.
  • Page 56 3-28 Chapter3 Onboard Parallel Port: Sets the I/O address and IRQ of the onboard parallel port. Four options are available: Disable, 3BCh/IRQ7, 278h/IRQ5 and 378h/IRQ7. Default is 378h/IRQ7. Parallel Port Mode: Can be set as ECP, EPP, ECP+EPP, or Normal (SPP) mode. Default is Normal (SPP) mode.
  • Page 57: Power Management Setup Menu

    Introduction of the BIOS 3-29 3-6. Power Management Setup Menu The difference between Green PCs and traditional computers is that Green PCs have a power management feature. With this feature, when the computer is powered on but inactive, the power consumption is reduced in order to save energy. When the computer operates normally, it is in Normal mode.
  • Page 58 3-30 Chapter3 2. Use the arrow keys to go to the item you want to configure. To change the settings, use ),* and Enter key. 3. After you have configured the power management feature, press Esc to go back to the Main Menu.
  • Page 59: Power Managements

    Introduction of the BIOS 3-31 System States and Power States Under ACPI, the operating system directs all system and device power state transitions. The operating system puts devices in and out of low-power states based on user preferences and knowledge of how devices are being used by applications. Devices that are not being used can be turned off.
  • Page 60 3-32 Chapter3 User Define “User Define” defines the delay for accessing the power modes. Disabled , 1 Min , 2 Min , 4 Min , 8 Min , 12 Min , 20 Doze Mode: Min , 30 Min , 40 Min , 1 Hour. The default setting is Disabled.
  • Page 61 Introduction of the BIOS 3-33 Video Off Method: Three video off methods are available: "Blank Screen", "V/H SYNC + Blank" and "DPMS". The default is " V/H SYNC + Blank ". If this setting does not shut off the screen, select “Blank Screen”. If your monitor and video card support DMPS standard, select “DPMS”.
  • Page 62 3-34 Chapter3 Standby Mode: When the setting selected for "Power Management" is "User Define", you can define for this mode any delay from 1 minute to 1 hour. If no power management event occurs during this time period, meaning the computer is inactive during this period, the system will enter the Standby power saving mode.
  • Page 63 Introduction of the BIOS 3-35 Resume by Alarm: Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. Default setting is Disabled. The RTC alarm can turn on the system. You can set Date (of month) and Time (hour, minute, and second) when you set this item to Enabled. Resume by LAN: Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled.
  • Page 64 3-36 Chapter3 Floppy Disk: If any floppy disk I/O activity occurs, it will cause the computer to re-count the time elapsed. Serial Port: If any serial port I/O activity occurs, it will cause the computer to re-count the time elapsed. Parallel Port: If any Parallel port I/O activity occurs, it will cause the computer to re-count the time elapsed.
  • Page 65: Pnp/Pci Configurations

    Introduction of the BIOS 3-37 3-7. PnP/PCI Configurations This section describes configuring the PCI bus system. PCI, or Personal Computer Interconnect, is a system which allows I/O devices to operate at speeds nearing the speed the CPU itself uses when communicating with its own special components. This section covers some very technical items and it is strongly recommended that only experienced users should make any changes to the default settings.
  • Page 66 3-38 Chapter3 manually. When resources are controlled manually, the IRQ Resources DMA Resources and Memory Resources can then be changed. Computer Knowledge: ESCD (Extended System Configuration Data) The ESCD contains the IRQ, DMA, I/O port, memory information of the system. This is a specification and a feature specific to the Plug &...
  • Page 67 Introduction of the BIOS 3-39 + DMA Resources When resources are controlled manually, assign each system DMA channel a type, depending on the type of device using the DMA channel. Figure 3-11. PnP/PCI Configurations - DMA Resources Setup Screen Shot + Memory Resources This sub menu can let you control the memory resource.
  • Page 68 3-40 Chapter3 Reserved Memory Base Reserved a low memory for the legacy device (non-PnP device). Seven options are available: N/A, C800, CC00, D000, D400, D800 and DC00. Reserved Memory Length Reserved a low memory length for the legacy device (non-PnP device). Four options are available: 8K, 16K, 32K and 64K.
  • Page 69 Introduction of the BIOS 3-41 This feature is for the operating system which will record and fix the PCI configuration status, if you want to change it. For the relations between the hardware layout of PIRQ (the signals from the PIIX4 chipset), INT# (means PCI slot IRQ signals) and devices, please refer to the table below: Signals PCI slot 1...
  • Page 70: Pc Health Status

    3-42 Chapter3 3-8. PC Health Status You can set the warning and shutdown temperatures for your computer system, and you can check the fan speeds and power supply voltages of your computer system. The features are useful for monitoring all the important parameters within your computer system. We call it the PC Health Status.
  • Page 71: Load Fail-Safe Defaults

    Introduction of the BIOS 3-43 3-9. Load Fail-Safe Defaults Figure 3-14. Load Fail-Safe Defaults Screen Shot When you press <Enter> on this item you get a confirmation dialog box with a message similar to: Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N) ? N Pressing ‘Y’...
  • Page 72: Set Password

    3-44 Chapter3 When you press <Enter> on this item you get a confirmation dialog box with a message similar to: Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)? N Pressing ‘Y’ loads the default values that are factory settings for optimal performance system operations. 3-11.
  • Page 73: Save & Exit Setup

    Introduction of the BIOS 3-45 3-12. Save & Exit Setup Figure 3-16. Save & Exit Setup Screen Shot Pressing <Enter> on this item asks for confirmation: Save to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)? Y Pressing “Y” stores the selections made in the menus in CMOS - a special section of memory that stays on after you turn your system off.
  • Page 74: Exit Without Saving

    3-46 Chapter3 3-13. Exit Without Saving Figure 3-17. Exit Without Saving Screen Shot Pressing <Enter> on this item asks for confirmation: Quit without saving (Y/N)? Y This allows you to exit Setup without storing in CMOS any change. The previous selections remain in effect.
  • Page 75 BIOS Flashing User Instructions Appendix A BIOS Flashing User Instructions When your motherboard needs to be upgraded with new features or some compatibility problems in the BIOS need to be fixed, you will need to use this BIOS flash utility. This utility is provided by Award Software makes it easy to flash by yourself.
  • Page 76 Appendix A Figure F-2. Award Flash Memory Writer V7.22 Complete Screen Figure F-3 shows you what commands you can use for the flashing program. You need to go into the pure DOS environment and type awdflash. Figure F-3 will then appear. Figure F-3.
  • Page 77 “NEWBIOS” indicates the file name for the new BIOS which can be downloaded from our web site at (the user can choose a different file name in place of NEWBIOS). “SAVEBIOS” indicates the filename of the old system BIOS (the user can choose a different file name in place of SAVEBIOS).
  • Page 78 (3) The NEWBIOS file which can be download from ABIT web site. (4) AUTOEXEC.BAT, which has the following content: A:\AWDFLASH NEWBIOS /PY /SN /CC /CD For example, to update the BF6 BIOS version to MJ (BF6_MJ.BIN), you need to type: A:\AWDFLASH BF6_MJ.BIN /PY /SN /CC /CD /CKS 3.
  • Page 79 Install HighPoint XStore Pro Utility Appendix B Installing the HighPoint XStore Pro Utility We provide a useful and powerful utility in our product package, HighPoint XStore Pro. What does XStore do? The XStore Pro is a hard disk enhancement utility which can improve system performance.
  • Page 80 Appendix B XStore Pro in your system, otherwise it will cause system conflict when you install the second bus master driver! ® 2. This Windows 95/98 driver does not support CD-ROM Changers. If you have an ATAPI CD-ROM Changer installed in your system, please do not install this driver! ®...
  • Page 81 Install HighPoint XStore Pro Utility This CD-ROM (Or floppy diskette) has the HighPoint XStore Pro drivers. (Version 1.2) The following procedure describes how to install the HighPoint XStore to your system. If you have a floppy diskette but not the CD-ROM, just insert the diskette and run the Setup.exe file to start installation.
  • Page 82 Appendix B Step 3: Press the “Next” key, you will see the license screen. Step 4: Press “Yes” to the continue screen below. Step When installation process is done, you will see the screen below. This screen will show up only when you install both XStore Pro and CD Xpress.
  • Page 83 Install HighPoint XStore Pro Utility Step 6: Choose the “Yes, I want to restart my computer now.” button, then system will restart. Or you can choose the “No, I will restart my computer later.”. Note You must restart your computer after you installed the XStore Pro utility. Otherwise, software may works not properly.
  • Page 84 Appendix B...
  • Page 85 Hardware Monitoring Function Appendix C Hardware Monitoring Function (Installing The Winbond Hardware Doctor Utility) Winbond Hardware Doctor is a self-diagnostic system for PCs and must be used with the Winbond chipset: W83781D/W83782D/W83783S IC series products. It will protect PC hardware by monitoring several critical items including power supply voltages, CPU &...
  • Page 86 Appendix C Step 3. You can specify the program install path by clicking “Change Directory” button. Or if you want to use the default path, click the icon to continue the install process. Now the screen will show you the percentage of installation progress.
  • Page 87 Hardware Monitoring Function Once any item is out of its normal range, a warning message will pop up. The figure below shows the warning message windows. Ignore: You can ignore the warning message of the item this time, but it will still pop up when the error of the same item happens again.
  • Page 88 Appendix C...
  • Page 89 The thermal cable Appendix D The thermal cable We provide a thermal cable in the motherboard package (see the figure below). This thermal cable is for you to detect the temperature in the location of your choice. You can attach one end of the two-threaded thermal cable (A) that comes with the motherboard to the TSYS2 header, then tape the other end of the thermal cable (B) onto the location you want to detect the temperature.
  • Page 90 Appendix D...
  • Page 91 Again, ABIT makes it possible! ABIT is a company at the forefront of innovation. In the past, ABIT has developed SoftMenu, which brought jumperless technology to motherboards. ABIT was also the first company which brought the Ultra DMA/66 technology to BX motherboards. ABIT is now bringing forth the latest technological advancement for motherboards: “133 MHz for All.”...
  • Page 92 The settings from 83MHz to 200MHz can be altered in increments of 1, giving the user the power to find the best FSB setting, resulting in the best system performance. This technology equips ABIT’s products with the most flexibility and greatest compatibility to current and future specifications.
  • Page 93 BX 133 Overclocking Guide ! ! ! ! In-Order Queue Depth This item determines the command queue depth between processor and chipset. Selecting “8” gives optimized performance. Selecting “1” results in a more stable system. ! ! ! ! Level 2 Cache Latency This item allows the user to set CPU L2 cache speed.
  • Page 94 Appendix E If you want to choose “user define” and configure every setting manually, please pay attention to the following: First, when you are selecting the “PCI/CPU FSB Clock”, please refer to the CPU FSB clock you set and choose the ratio which brings the PCI clock as close to 33MHz as possible. Second, when you are selecting the “AGP/CPU FSB clock”, please refer to the CPU FSB you set and choose the ratio which brings the AGP clock as close to 66MHz as possible.
  • Page 95 ATI 3D Rage Pro Pass ASUS / V264GT3 ATI 3D Rate Pro Pass ATI / XPERT 128 ATI Rage 128GL Pass ABIT / GF 256 GeForce 256 Pass ASUS / V6600 GeForce 256 Pass Creative / CT6940 GeForce 256 Pass...
  • Page 96: Memory Modules

    Appendix E ! ! ! ! Memory Modules Configuration: Coppermine 667MHz ( FSB:133MHz ) Windows NT4.0 Warkstation BIOS beh_qj.bin DIAMOND RIVA TNT2 Ultra Quantum fireball CX6400AT Power Supply Seventeam ST-301HR Fail PC-133 Capacity : 128MB CRUCIAL / MICRON / MT48LC8M8A2-75 B / ECC / SPD √ √...
  • Page 97 (In Europe) Thank you for choosing ABIT products. ABIT sells all our products through distributors, resellers and system integrators, we have no direct sales to end-users. Before sending email for tech support please check with your resellers or integrators if you need any services, they are the ones who sold you your system and they should know best as to what can be done, how they serve you is a good reference for future purchases.
  • Page 98 How they serve you is also a good reference for your next purchase. Contacting ABIT. If you feel that you need to contact ABIT directly you can send email to the ABIT technical support department. First, please contact the support team for the branch office closest to you.
  • Page 99 Stevenage, Herts SG1 2UG, UK Tel: 44-1438-741 999 Fax: 44-1438-742 899 In Germany and Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg) countries: AMOR Computer B.V. (ABIT's European Office) Van Coehoornstraat 5a, 5916 PH Venlo, The Netherlands Tel: 31-77-3204428 Fax: 31-77-3204420...
  • Page 100 Please contact the reseller from whom you bought the product. You should be able to get RMA service there. Reporting Compatibility Problems to ABIT. Because of tremendous number of email messages we receive every day, we are forced to give greater weight to certain types of messages than to others.
  • Page 101 Troubleshooting (Need Assistance?) Appendix G Troubleshooting (Need Assistance?) If you have a problem during operation and in order to help our technical support personnel to quickly find out what the problem of your motherboard is and to give you the answers you need, before filling in the technical support form, eliminate any peripheral that is not related to the problem, and indicate on the form, the key peripherals.
  • Page 102 Appendix G During the Starting DOS… procedure, press SHIFT (BY-PASS) key, to skip CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT; edit CONFIG.SYS with a text editor, and in function the line that loads the Sound Card Driver, add a remark REM, in order to disable the Sound Card Driver. See the example below. CONFIG.SYS: DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE HIGHSCAN...
  • Page 103 Troubleshooting (Need Assistance?) 4. DRIVER REV: Note the driver version number indicated on the DEVICE DRIVER disk (if have) as “Release *.**”. For example: User’s Manual...
  • Page 104 Appendix G . OS/APPLICATION: Indicate what are the operating system and the applications your are running on the system. Example: MS-DOS ® 6.22, Windows ® 95, Windows ® NT..CPU: Indicate the brand and the speed (MHz) of your CPU. Example:(A) In the “Brand”...
  • Page 105: Technical Support Form

    Troubleshooting (Need Assistance?) ) Technical Support Form Company name: * Phone #: $ Contact: +Fax #: Model BIOS ID # Motherboard DRIVER REV Model No. OS/Application Hardware name Brand Specifications IDE1 IDE2 IDE1 IDE2 Drive System Memory (DRAM) ADD-ON CARD Problem Description: User’s Manual...
  • Page 106 Appendix G...

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