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QDI ADVANCE 10F User Manual

QDI ADVANCE 10F User Manual



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Declaration of conformity

5/F Somerset House, TaiKoo Place 979 Kings Road,
Advance 10B/Advance 10F
(reference to the specification under which conformity is declared in
accordance with 89/336 EEC-EMC Directive)
EN 55022
Limits and methods of measurements of radio disturbance
characteristics of information technology equipment
EN 50081-1
Generic emission standard Part 1:
Residential, commercial and light industry
EN 50082-1
Generic immunity standard Part 1:
Residential, commercial and light industry
European Representative:
Signature :
Lv Yan
Printed Name :
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
declares that the product
is in conformity with
Place / Date :
Position/ Title :
Assistant President


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  • Page 1: Declaration Of Conformity

    EN 50082-1 Generic immunity standard Part 1: Residential, commercial and light industry European Representative: QDI COMPUTER ( UK ) LTD QDI COMPUTER ( SCANDINAVIA ) A/S QDI SYSTEM HANDEL GMBH QDI COMPUTER ( NETHERLANDS) B. V. QDI COMPUTER (FRANCE) SARL QDI COMPUTER HANDELS GMBH QDI COMPUTER (ESPANA) S.A.
  • Page 2 Declaration of conformity Trade Name: QDI Computer ( U. S . A. ) Inc. Model Name: Advance 10B/Advance 10F Responsible Party: QDI Computer ( U. S. A.) Inc. Address: 41456 Christy Street Fremont, CA 94538 Telephone: (510) 668-4933 Facsimile: (510) 668-4966...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    C O N T E N T S SpeedEasy Quick Setup(English) ............1 SpeedEasy ¿ ì Ë Ù ° ² × ° Ö ¸ Ä Ï (Ö Ð Î Ä ¼ ò Ì å ) ..........3 Facilité de vitesse Initialisation(Francais) ..........5 1.
  • Page 4 PNP/PCI Configuration Setup ..............37 Integrated Peripherals ................38 PC Health Status .................. 40 Supervisor/User Password ..............41 Boot with BIOS defaults ..............41 Appendix A QDI Driver CD 2000 ..........43 Appendix B ............ Boot Logo RecoveryEasy ..............47 Introduction ................... 47 Operation Process ................
  • Page 5: Speedeasy Quick Setup(English)

    Advance 10B/Advance 10F SpeedEasy Quick Setup Procedures : 1. Correctly insert the processor you choose. 2. Plug in other configurations and restore the system. Switch on power to the system and press the <Del> key to enter BIOS Setup. 4. Enter “SpeedEasy CPU SETUP” menu to set up the CPU speed.
  • Page 6 SpeedEasy Introduction SpeedEasy CPU Setup Menu Select <SpeedEasy CPU SETUP> item from the main menu and enter the sub-menu: Figure - 1 SpeedEasy CPU Setup Menu BIOS provides you with a set of basic values for your processor selection instead of the jumper settings.
  • Page 7: S P E E D E A S Y ¿Ìëù°²×°Ö¸äï

    Advance 10B/Advance 10F S p e e d E a s y ¿ìËÙ°²×°Ö¸ÄÏ ¿ìËÙ°²×°Ö¸ÄÏ ¿ìËÙ°²×°Ö¸ÄÏ ¿ìËÙ°²×°Ö¸ÄÏ ¿ìËÙ°²×°Ö¸ÄÏ ³ Ì Ð ò ³ Ì Ð ò ³ Ì Ð ò £ º ³ Ì Ð ò ³ Ì Ð ò £ º...
  • Page 8 SpeedEasy · ½ Ê ½ ½ é É Ü SpeedEasy ÖÐÑë´¦ÀíÆ÷É趨²Ëµ¥ ÖÐÑë´¦ÀíÆ÷É趨²Ëµ¥ ÖÐÑë´¦ÀíÆ÷É趨²Ëµ¥ ÖÐÑë´¦ÀíÆ÷É趨²Ëµ¥ ÖÐÑë´¦ÀíÆ÷É趨²Ëµ¥ <SpeedEasy CPU SETUP> Ï î £ ¬ È » á á ½ ø È ë ´ Î ² Ë µ ¥ ´ Ó Ö ÷ É è Ö Ã ² Ë µ ¥ Ö Ð Ñ ¡ Ô ñ £º...
  • Page 9: Facilité De Vitesse Initialisation(Francais)

    Advance 10B/Advance 10F Installation de la carte mère Advance 10B/Advance 10F Assurez-vous que votre ensemble est complet: carte mère, câbles IDE et FLOPPY, notice d’utilisation et CD-ROM d’installation. Vérifiez que l’alimentation est débranchée et reliez-vous à la terre par une courroie à...
  • Page 10 Il faut presser les touches Ctrl + Bksp et F12 pour entrer dans les interfaces «Recovery» et «Partition» durant le démarrage du Bios. ATTENTION : lisez attentivement le manuel du RecoveryEasy traduit sur le CD-ROM QDI avant d’installer cette fonction.
  • Page 11: Speedeasy Cpu Setup

    Advance 10B/Advance 10F Le menu SpeedEasy Insérez le processeur correctement. Connectez les autres éléments du système (voir Installation). III. Au démarrage du système, pressez la touche <Suppr> pour entrer dans le Bios Entrez dans le menu «CPU SpeedEasy setup» Note: si vous ne déterminez pas la vitesse de votre unité centrale, votre système fonctionnera par défaut ( 200MHz pour les CPU avec une...
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  • Page 13: Introduction

    . The green function is in compliance with the ACPI specification. IMPORTANT: take note of difference between two . The Advance 10B mainboard is that of the model with AC’97 codec, the Advance 10F mainboard is that of the model without AC’97 codec.
  • Page 14 Introduction System memory Provides three 168 pin 3.3V unbuffered 100/133MHz DIMM sockets. Supports both 100/133MHz SDRAM, VCM(Virtual Channel Memory) SDRAM. Minimum memory size is 8MB, maximum memory size is 1.5G MB. On-board IDE Supports two PCI PIO and Bus Master IDE ports. Two fast IDE interfaces supporting four IDE devices including IDE hard disks and CD - ROM drives.
  • Page 15 Chapter 1 Supports software power-down (e.g. Windows 98/Windwos 2000) . Supports wake-up on LAN and wake-up on internal/external modem. Supports auto fan off when the system enters suspend mode. supports system monitoring (monitors system temperature, CPU temperature, voltages and fan speed). Provides management application such as ManageEasy.
  • Page 16: New Features

    Introduction New Features BIOS-ProtectEasy The BIOS of the mainboard is contained inside the Flash ROM. Severe viruses such as CIH virus are so dangerous that it may overwrite the BIOS of the mainboard. If the BIOS has been damaged, the system will be unable to boot. We provide the following solution which protects the system BIOS from being attacked by such viruses.
  • Page 17 Chapter 1 Suspend to RAM Suspend to RAM is a cost-effective, optimal implementation of the Advanced Configura- tion and Power Interface (ACPI) 1.0 specification, which makes a PC’s power consump- tion drop to the lowest possible level and enables quick wakeup. When the system is in Suspend-to-RAM status, the system context is maintained in system memory, the system consumes only a small fraction of the power used for full operation.
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  • Page 19: Installation Instructions

    chapter 2 Chapter 2 Chapter 2 Installation Instructions Installation Instructions This section covers External Connectors, Jumper Settings and Memory Configuration. Re- fer to the mainboard layout chart for locations of all jumpers, external connectors, slots and I/O ports. Furthermore, this section lists all necessary connector pin assignments for your reference.
  • Page 20: Parallel Port Connector And Serial Port Connector

    Installation Instruction Parallel Port Connector and Serial Port Connector (UART1, UART2) The parallel port connector can be connected to a parallel device such as a printer, while the serial port connector can be connected to a serial port device such as a serial port mouse.
  • Page 21: Hard Disk Led Connector (Hd_Led)

    chapter 2 Hard Disk LED Connector (HD LED) The connector connects to the case’s IDE indicator LED indicating the activity status of IDE hard disk. The connector has an orientation. If one way doesn’t work, try the other way. Reset Switch (RESET) The connector connects to the case’s reset switch.
  • Page 22: Fan Connector (Cpufan, Chsfan)

    Installation Instruction Fan Connector (CPUFAN, CHSFAN) The fan speed of these two fans can be detected and viewed in “PC Health” section of the BIOS. They will be automatically turned off after the system enters suspend mode. CPUFAN FAN GND +12V SENSE SENSE...
  • Page 23: Internal Audio Connectors(Aux,Cdlin, Modem)(Option)

    chapter 2 Internal Audio Connectors (AUX, CDLIN, MODEM) AUX and CDLIN connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from such sound sources as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card. The MODEM connector allows the onboard audio to interface with a voice modem card with a similar connector.
  • Page 24: Chassis Security Switch (Chssec)

    If the connector has been closed once, the system will record the status and indicate the chassis has been opened. You can receive this information from QDI ManageEasy software. GND Indicate signal Infrared Header (IrDA) This connector supports wireless transmitting and receiving.
  • Page 25: Jumper Settings

    chapter 2 Jumper Settings Jumpers are located on the mainboard, they represent, clear CMOS jumper JCC, BIOS- ProtectEasy jumper JAV. Pin 1 for all jumpers are located on the side with a thick white line ( Pin1 ), refer to the mainboard’s silkscreen . Jumpers with three pins will be shown as to represent pin1 &...
  • Page 26: Bios-Protecteasy Jumper(Jav)

    Installation Instruction If CPU FSB is set as 66MHz, the system only run at 66MHz front side bus even if a processor with 100MHz or higher. If CPU FSB is set as 100MHz, the system can run at 100MHz front side bus even if a processor with 66MHz FSB is installed.
  • Page 27: Clear Cmos(Jcc)

    JMC1 JMC2 AC97 Only Close AC97+MC97 1-2, 3-4 Open ‘1-2’ represents pin1 &pin2 closed. ‘3-4’ represents pin3 & pin4 closed. Note, For Advance 10F without AC’97 codec, the jumpers JAC1, JMC2, JMC1(1- 2), JMC1(3-4) are shorted to support AMR device.
  • Page 28: Memory Configuration

    Installation Instruction Memory Configuration This mainboard provides three 168 pin 3.3V PC133 un-buffered DIMM sockets to support a flexible memory size ranging from 8MB up to 1.5GB for SDRAM . PC100/PC133MHz SDRAM and later memory VCM (Virtual Channel Memory) SDRAM are supported, The following set of rules allows optimum configurations.
  • Page 29: Bios Description

    1. Create a bootable system floppy diskette by typing Format A:/s from the DOS prompt under DOS6.xx or Windows 9x environment. 2. Copy AWDFLASH.EXE from the directory \Utility located on QDI Mainboard Utility CD onto your new bootable diskette. 3. Download the updated BIOS file from the Website ( Please be sure to download the suitable BIOS file for your mainboard.
  • Page 30: Award Bios Description

    Award BIOS Description AWARD BIOS Description Entering Setup Power on the computer, when the following message briefly appears at the bottom of the screen during the POST (Power On Self Test), press <Del> key or simultaneously press the <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Esc> keys, to enter the AWARD BIOS CMOS Setup Utility. Press <Del>...
  • Page 31 Chapter 3 Figure-2 Standard CMOS Setup Menu For the items marked, press enter, a window will pop up as shown below. You can view detailed information or make modifications. Figure-2-1 IDE Primary Master Setup Menu Hard Disk Primary Master/Primary Slave/Secondary Master/Secondary Slave These categories identify the HDD types of 2 IDE channels installed in the computer system.
  • Page 32 Award BIOS Description The Award BIOS supports 3 HDD modes: CHS, LBA and LARGE. NORMAL Generic access mode in which neither the BIOS nor the IDE controller will make any trans- formation during accessing. The maximum number of cylinders, heads and sectors for NORMAL mode are 1024,16 and 63.
  • Page 33 Chapter 3 Video Set this field to the type of video display card installed in your system. EGA/ VGA Enhanced Graphics Adapter / Video Graphic Array. For EGA, VGA, SEGA, SVGA, or PGA monitor adapters. CGA 40 Color Graphic Adapter, powering up in 40 column mode. CGA 80 Color Graphic Adapter, powering up in 80 column mode.
  • Page 34: Speedeasy Cpu Setup

    Award BIOS Description SpeedEasy CPU Setup Figure-3 SpeedEasy CPU Setup The following indicates the options of each item and describes their meanings . Item Option Description CPU Model Intel(R) BIOS can automatically detect the CPU model, Celeron(TM) therefore this item is shown only. CPU Speed 200MHz CPU frequency should be set according to the CPU...
  • Page 35: Advanced Bios Features Setup

    Chapter 3 Advanced BIOS Features Setup Figure-4 BIOS Features Setup Menu The following indicates the options for each item and describes their meaning. Item Option Description ChipAway Virus Enabled Guards against boot Virus threats early in the boot OnGuard cycle, before they have a chance to load into your system, ensuring your computer boots to a clean operating system.
  • Page 36 Award BIOS Description Gate A20 Normal The A20 signal is controlled by the keyboard controller Option or chipset hardware. Fast Default setting. The A20 signal is controlled by Port 92 or the chipset specific method. Security Option System Select whether the password is required every Setup time the system boots or only when you enter setup.
  • Page 37: Advanced Chipset Features Setup

    Chapter 3 Advanced Chipset Features Setup Figure-5 Advanced Chipset Features Setup Menu The following indicates the options for each item and describes their meaning. Item Option Description Bank 0/1, 2/3, 4/5 SDRAM 8/10ns These items are of selected DRAM read/write DRAM Timing Normal timing.
  • Page 38 Award BIOS Description AGP Aperture Size 4~128 Sets the effective size of the Graphics Aperture (MB) to be used in the particular PAC Configuration. AGP-4X Mode Enabled Supports 4X mode. Disabled Does not support 4X mode. AGP Driving Control Auto The default setting is suggested.
  • Page 39: Power Management Setup

    Chapter 3 Power Management Setup Figure-6 Power Management Setup Menu The following indicates the options for each item and describes their meaning. Item Option Description ACPI function Enabled Validates ACPI function. Disabled Invalidates ACPI function. Power User Define Users can configure their own Power Management Management Timer.
  • Page 40 Award BIOS Description Soft-off by Instant-off The system will power off immediately once the PWRBTN power button is pressed. Delay 4 Sec The system will not power off until the power button has been pressed continuously for more than 4 seconds. Modem Use IRQ 3,5,7,9,10,11 Special Wake-up event for Modem.
  • Page 41: Pnp/Pci Configuration Setup

    Chapter 3 PNP/PCI Configuration Setup Figure-7 PNP/PCI Configuration Setup Menu The following indicates the options for each item and describes their meaning. Item Option Description PNP OS Installed Device resources assigned by PnP OS. Device resources assigned by BIOS. Reset Configuration Enabled The system BIOS will reset configuration data Data...
  • Page 42: Integrated Peripherals

    Award BIOS Description Integrated Peripherals Figure-8 Integrated Peripherals Menu The following indicates the options for each item and describes their meaning. Item Option Description OnChip IDE Enabled Enables OnChip IDE First/Second Channel. channel 0/1 Disabled Disables OnChip IDE First/Second Channel. IDE Prefetch/Mode Enabled Enables IDE Prefetch Mode.
  • Page 43 Chapter 3 UART 2 Mode Standard Defines Serial Port 2 as standard serial port. HPSIR Supports IRD mode. ASK IR Supports SHARP ASK-IR protocol with maximum baud rate up to 57600bps. Onboard Parallel 378/IRQ7, Defines onboard parallel port address and IRQ Port 278/IRQ5, channel.
  • Page 44: Pc Health Status

    Award BIOS Description PC Health Status Figure-9 PC Health Status Menu The following describes the meaning of each item. Item Current Description Data Shown Current CPU Temp C/102 Temperature of the CPU core. Current System Temp. C/ 86 Temperature inside the chassis. Current CPUFAN Speed 3999RPM RPM( Revolution Per Minute) speed of fan...
  • Page 45: Supervisor/User Password

    Chapter 3 Supervisor/ User Password When this function is selected, the following message appears at the center of the screen to assist you in creating a password. ENTER PASSWORD Type the password, up to eight characters, and press <Enter>. The password typed now will clear any previously entered password from CMOS memory.
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  • Page 47: Appendix Aqdi Driver Cd 2000

    QDI Driver CD 2000 QDI Driver CD 2000 A QDI Driver CD 2000 is supplied with this mainboard. Insert CD 2000 that came with your mainboard into your CD-ROM drive to bring up the screen, click the options to install. The...
  • Page 48 Run Setup.exe from the utility CD directory \QME2 to install the QDI ManageEasy V2.0. The QDI ManageEasy Setup Wizard will guide you through the installation process. For detailed information on how to use QDI ManageEasy V2.0, please refer to the QDI ManageEasy V2.0 online help.
  • Page 49: Appendix B Boot Logo

    When you power on or reset your system, the picture shown below will be displayed on the screen. You can use “CBLOGO.EXE” (included on the QDI Mainboard Utility CD) to replace it by any other logo which you prefer. Please you follow these steps to use CBLOGO.EXE Utility: 1.
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  • Page 51: Recoveryeasy

    Introduction: RecoveryEasy , the latest QDI innovation, is able to protect the system from being de- stroyed, by creating a so-called “mirror partition” for a current hard disk partition and backuping all the data to the mirror area. This ideal utility provides disk partition, disk data backup/recovery, CMOS settings backup/recovery and multi-boot functions.
  • Page 52 RecoveryEasy b. If choosing to install RecoveryEasy on an absolutely clear disk, the utility will delete all the previous partitions. c. The password is set as default setting “qdiqdi” after installing RecoveryEasy. 1.1 CREATE PAR Function : Creates a new partition. Limitation : When no disk space remains or 4 partitions already exist, this button is disabled.
  • Page 53 Advance 10B/Advance 10F 1.3 ACTIVE PAR Function : Implements multi-boot function by activating one of the partitions. Limitation : When no partition exists, this button is disabled. Steps : If there’re two or more partitions, choose one of them by pressing F5 key.
  • Page 54 RecoveryEasy a. When two or more than two hard disks are installed on the system, use F5 key to choose the hard disk. Every time users use F5 key to switch the hard disk, the operation result for the previous hard disk is saved. When processing a certain hard disk, F5 key can be used to choose the partition.
  • Page 55 Advance 10B/Advance 10F Note: a. During the process of partition backup or recovery, a guage will be shown as below, the backup or recovery speed is about 4-5Mbyte/s. See figure-4. figure-4 Backup Partition b. If a disk I/O error occurs during the process of partition backup or recovery, this means there’s physical damage on the hard disk, however users can ignore it and...
  • Page 56: Faq

    RecoveryEasy 2.6 CHANGE PWD Function : Changes the password to enter RecoveryEasy Partition or Recovery User Interface. Limitation : None. Steps : Follow the system prompt, input the password no more than 6 characters twice. To delete the password, follow the system prompt and press the “Enter”...
  • Page 57 Advance 10B/Advance 10F Are there any hard disk limitations of RecoveryEasy? RecoveryEasy supports all kinds of current IDE hard disks and has no limitation on the hard disk capacity. RecoveryEasy can not provide its function for some special hard disk types such as SCSI, but it will not affect their usage.
  • Page 58 RecoveryEasy before converting can avoid this problem. It’s the same situation as “FAT32 Converter” provided in Windows98. What if partitions be wrongly deleted in RecoveryEasy? If users delete a partition in RecoveryEasy by mistake, they can save it by pressing the Reset button on their system at once. Do not press the “ESC” key to quit RecoveryEasy, this will save the change.
  • Page 59 Item Checklist Completely check your package. If you discover damaged or missing items, contact your retailer. Advance 10B/Advance 10F mainboard QDI Driver CD 2000 I/O shield 1 IDE ribbon cable 1 floppy ribbon cable 1 10-pin ribbon cable with bracket for USB3 and USB4(manufacturing option) User’s manual...
  • Page 60 Board Layout of Board Layout of Advance 10B/ Advance 10F Advance 10B/ Advance 10F...
  • Page 61 Note: Advance 10B V2.0 mainboard is that of the model with AC’97 Codec , Advance 10F V2.0 mainboard is that of the model without AC’97 Codec. The AC’97 decsriptions in the manual is invalid for Ad- vance 10F V2.0 mainboard.

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