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TI6VG4
Pentium II/III Apollo Pro 133(A)
ATX Motherboard
User's Manual
Version 1.1

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    TI6VG4 Pentium II/III Apollo Pro 133(A) ATX Motherboard User's Manual Version 1.1...

  • Page 2: Copyright Notice

    Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. Apollo Pro is a trademark of VIA Technologies. Microsoft Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other product names or trademarks are properties of their respective owners. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    5.8 J10, J7, J8, J9: Game Port, Mic In/Line In/Line Out....24 5.9 J12, J13, J14: CD In and Auxiliary In Connectors ....24 5.10 FAN1, FAN2, FAN3: Fan Power Connectors ....... 24 5.11 J16: IrDA Connector ............. 25 5.12 USB1, J18: USB Connectors..........25 TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

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    7.5 Windows 98SE Audio Driver Installation .......64 7.6 Windows 95 4-in-1 Driver Installation ........65 7.7 Windows 95 Audio Driver Installation ........70 7.8 Windows NT 4.0 Audio Driver Installation......71 Appendix ................75 A. Slot 1 Retention Mechanism ............75 Additions & Errata ............76 TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 5: Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 1 Introduction This manual is designed to give you information on the TI6VG4 motherboard. It is divided into the following sections: • • • • Introduction • • • • Specifications • • • • Hardware Description •...

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  • Page 7: Chapter 2 Specifications

    Chapter 2 Specifications Chapter 2 Specifications The TI6VG4 is a high-performance ATX Apollo Pro 133(A)  motherboard with a Slot 1 connector for Pentium II/III processors. It offers flexibility in terms of CPU frequency and main memory type and size. The main features of the motherboard consist of the following:...

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    VT82C693AA supports 2X AGP while VT82C694X supports 2X/4X AGP. Expansion Slots Five 32-bit PCI slots One 16-bit ISA slots One AGP slot One AMR slot for a modem riser card Form Factor ATX, 12” x 7.48 (30.5cm x 19cm) TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 9: Chapter 3 Hardware Description

    Chapter 3 Hardware Description Chapter 3 Hardware Description This chapter briefly describes each of the major features of the TI6VG4 motherboard. The layout of the board in Figure 1 shows the location of the key components. The topics covered in this chapter are as follows: 3.1 Processor ...................

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    Chapter 3 Hardware Description Figure 1: Layout of the TI6VG4 Motherboard TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 11: Processor

    Chapter 3 Hardware Description 3.1 Processor The TI6VG4 motherboard is designed to take an Intel Pentium II/III processor running 233/266/300/333/350/400/450/500/533/550/600/ 667MHz or an Intel Celeron processor running 266/300/333/366 /400/433/466MHz with its Slot 1 processor connector. 3.2 L2 Cache The L2 cache is integrated in the processor.

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    This is not an exhaustive list of possible combinations. With 133MHz bus speed, use SDRAM modules with PC133 or PC100 specification. When using 100MHz bus speed, use SDRAM modules with PC133/100/66 specification. When using 66MHz bus speed, use SDRAM modules with PC100 or PC66 specification. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 13: Bios

    Chapter 3 Hardware Description 3.4 BIOS The BIOS on the TI6VG4 motherboard provides the standard BIOS functions plus the following additional features: 1. ISA Plug and Play (PnP) Extension Unlike PCI cards that are Plug and Play, ISA cards require setting jumpers to resolve hardware conflicts.

  • Page 14: Interrupt Request (irq) Lines

    3.10 DMA Channels There are seven DMA channels available on the motherboard. Only DMA2 is used by the floppy controller. In the case that ECP mode on the parallel port is utilized, DMA1 or DMA3 will be used. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 15: I/o Port Address Map

    3.13 AMR Slot The AMR slot on the TI6VG4 motherboard is designed to support an AC-Link compatible modem riser card. The audio function is already a built-in feature of the motherboard.

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  • Page 17: Chapter 4 Configuring The Motherboard

    Chapter 4 Configuring the Motherboard Chapter 4 Configuring the Motherboard The following sections describe the necessary procedures and proper jumper settings to configure the TI6VG4 motherboard. For the locations of the jumpers, refer to Figure 2. 4.1 CPU Frequency Setting ............15 4.2 JP4, JP5: Force Clock Select...........

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    Chapter 4 Configuring the Motherboard Figure 2: Jumper Location on the TI6VG4 TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 19: Cpu Frequency Setting

    Chapter 4 Configuring the Motherboard 4.1 CPU Frequency Setting The TI6VG4 uses jumperfree technology in configuring the processor on the motherboard. The system automatically detects the CPU bus speed, 66MHz, 100MHz or 133MHz and sets the multiplier, or ratio, to 3X. The maximum multiplier is 8X.

  • Page 20: Jp6: Onboard Audio And Amr Slot Setting

    Do not clear the CMOS RAM unless it is absolutely necessary. You will lose your password, etc. Jumper Setting Function pin 1-2: short Normal 1 2 3 pin 2-3: short Clear CMOS NOTE: To clear CMOS, the ATX-power connector should be disconnected from the motherboard. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 21: Chapter 5 Installation

    Chapter 5 Installation Chapter 5 Installation This chapter describes the interface that the TI6VG4 provides for creating a working system. Refer to Figure 3 for the location of the connectors. 5.1 I/O Connectors ................ 19 5.2 J1: PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Connectors..... 19 5.3 J2: ATX Power Supply Connector ..........

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    Chapter 5 Installation Figure 3: Connector Location on the TI6VG4 TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 23: I/o Connectors

    Chapter 5 Installation 5.1 I/O Connectors The I/O connectors connect the TI6VG4 to the most common peripherals. To attach cables to these connectors, carefully align Pin 1 of the cables to that of the connectors. Refer to Figure 4 for the location and orientation of the connectors.

  • Page 24: J2: Atx Power Supply Connector

    Ground Power good 5VSB +12V 5.4 J5: Floppy Drive Connector J5 of the TI6VG4 is a 34-pin header and will support up to 2.88MB floppy drives. The following table shows its pin-out assignments. Signal Name Pin # Pin # Signal Name...

  • Page 25: Ide1, Ide2: Eide Connectors

    Host data 0 Host data 15 Ground DRQ0 Ground Host IOW Ground Host IOR Ground IOCHRDY Host ALE DACK1 Ground MIRQ0 No connect Address 1 No connect Address 0 Address 2 Chip select 0 Chip select 1 Activity Ground TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

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    Chapter 5 Installation TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 27: J3, J6: Serial Ports

    Chapter 5 Installation 5.6 J3, J6: Serial Ports The onboard serial ports of the TI6VG4, J3 and J6, are two DB-9 external connectors. The following table shows the pin-out assignments of the these connectors. J3 (COM1 ) J6 (COM2) Signal Name...

  • Page 28: J10, J7, J8, J9: Game Port, Mic In/line In/line Out

    5.10 FAN1, FAN2, FAN3: Fan Power Connectors FAN1, FAN2, and FAN3 are the fan power connectors of fans for the CPU, AGP and chassis and chip respectively. The connectors are 3-pin headers that support 12V fans. Pin # Signal Name Rotation +12V Ground TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 29: J16: Irda Connector

    The following table shows the pin out assignments of this connector. Wake on LAN will function properly only with an ATX power supply with 5VSB that has 750mA. Pin # Signal Name +5VSB Ground Wake on LAN TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 30: J17: Front Bezel Connectors

    An 8-ohm speaker is recommended. Pin # Signal Name Speaker out No connect Ground Power LED: Pins 11 - 13 The power LED indicates the status of the main power switch. Pin # Signal Name Power LED No connect Ground TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

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    Hard Disk Drive LED Connector: Pins 10 and 20 This connector connects to the hard drive activity LED on control panel. This LED will flash when the HDD is being accessed. Pin # Signal Name HDD LED TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 32: Chapter 6 Bios Configuration

    Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) Typematic Delay (Msec) Security Option PCI/VGA Palette Snoop OS Select for DRAM > 64MB Video BIOS Shadow C8000 - CBFFF Shadow/DC000 - DFFFF Shadow 6.5 Chipset Features Setup.............40 DRAM Timing SDRAM Cycle Length DRAM Clock TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 33

    CPU to PCI Write Buffer PCI Dynamic Bursting PCI Master 0 WS Write PCI Delay Transaction PCI#2 Access #1 Retry AGP Master 1 WS Write AGP Master 1 WS Read Assign IRQ for USB/VGA 6.8 Load BIOS Defaults ..............48 TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

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    Primary/Secondary Master/Slave UDMA Init AGP Display First Onboard FDD Controller Onboard Serial/Parallel Port UART 2 Mode Onboard Legacy Audio 6.12 Supervisor / User Password ...........53 6.13 IDE HDD Auto Detection............54 6.14 Save & Exit Setup..............55 6.15 Exit Without Saving...............55 TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 35: Bios Introduction

    <PgUp> and <PgDn> keys to change entries, <F1> for help and <Esc> to quit. When you enter the Setup utility, the Main Menu screen will appear on the screen. The Main Menu allows you to select from various setup functions and exit choices. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

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    CMOS settings that resets your system to its default. We strongly recommend that you avoid making any changes to the chipset defaults. These defaults have been carefully chosen by both Award and your system manufacturer to provide the absolute maximum performance and reliability. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 37: Standard Cmos Setup

    Sun to Sat Month : 1 to 12 Date : 1 to 31 Year : 1994 to 2079 To set the date, highlight the “Date” field and use the PageUp/ PageDown or +/- keys to set the current time. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

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    Landing zone Number of sectors SECTOR : Automatically adjust according to the configuration SIZE : Auto MODE (for IDE HDD only) : Normal (HD < 528MB) Large (for MS-DOS only) (HD > 528MB and supports Logical Block Addressing) TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

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    The system boot will not be halted for a disk error; it will stop for all other errors. All, But Disk/Key The system boot will not be halted for a key- board or disk error; it will stop for all others. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 40: Bios Features Setup

    DRAM into cache memory, for even faster access by the CPU. These items allow you to enable (speed up memory access) or disable the cache function. By default, these items are Enabled. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

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    By default, the system boots up with NumLock On. IDE HDD Block Mode This allows your hard disk controller to use the fast block mode to transfer data to and from your hard disk drive (HDD). By default, this field is set to Enabled. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

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    OS Select for DRAM > 64MB This option allows the system to access greater than 64MB of DRAM memory when used with OS/2 that depends on certain BIOS calls to access memory. The default setting is Non-OS/2. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

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    RAM. Video Shadow will increase the video speed. C8000 - CBFFF Shadow/DC000 - DFFFF Shadow Shadowing a ROM reduces the memory available between 640KB to 1024KB. These fields determine whether or not optional ROM will be copied to RAM. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 44: Chipset Features Setup

    ISA cards. This field allows you to reserve 15MB to 16MB memory address space to ISA expansion cards. This makes memory from 15MB and up unavailable to the system. Expansion cards can only access memory up to 16MB. By default, this field is set to Disabled. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 45

    This field allows you either to enable or disable the modem function integrated in the VIA VT82C686A South Bridge chip. This function is used in conjunction with the optional AMR riser card. By default, this field is set to Disabled. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 46

    DIMM/PCI slots. The default setting is Disabled. This field is for CE testing use only. Spread Spectrum This field sets the value of the spread spectrum. Options are Disabled, 0.25%, and 0.50%. The default setting is Disabled. This field is for CE testing use only TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 47: Power Management Setup

    Each of the ranges is from 1 min. to 1hr. Except for HDD Power Down which ranges from 1 min. to 15 min. (Default) NOTE: In order to enable the CPU overheat protection feature, the Power Management field should not be set to Disabled. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

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    In case of power failure, the system can be configured to power on or to remain off when the power returns. These settings are Former-Sts, On and Off . The default setting for this field is Off. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 49

    On, activity will neither prevent the system from going into a power management mode nor awaken it. The IRQ section sets the wake-up call of the system. If activity is detected from any enabled IRQ channels in the left-hand group, the system wakes up from suspended mode. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 50: Pnp/pci Configuration

    This field allows you to determine whether to reset the configuration data or not. The default value is Disabled. IRQ3/4/5/7/9/10/11/12/14/15, DMA0/1/3/5/6/7 assigned to These fields allow you to determine the IRQ/DMA assigned to the ISA bus and is not available to any PCI slot. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 51

    When enabled, reads to the AGP bus are executed with 1 wait states. By default, this field is set to Enabled. Assign IRQ for USB/VGA These fields allow you to enable or disable the IRQ for USB and VGA. By default, these fields are enabled. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 52: Load Bios Defaults

    ESC : Quit : Select Item F10 : Save & Exit Setup (Shift) F2 : Change Color Load BIOS Defaults except Standard CMOS Setup To load SETUP defaults value to CMOS SRAM, enter “Y”. If not, enter “N”. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 53: Cpu Speed Setting

    F6 : Load BIOS Defaults F7 : Load Setup Defaults CPU Speed, CPU Clock Multiplier, CPUClock Select The TI6VG4 motherboard allows users to set the CPU speed through the BIOS. The parameters in setting the CPU speed include CPU Clock Multiplier and CPU Clock.

  • Page 54: Current Cpu/system Temperature

    CPU fan and chassis fan as monitored by the hardware monitoring IC. VCORE/VIO/12V/2.5V/5V These read-only fields show the current voltages in the voltage regulators and power supply as monitored by the hardware monitoring IC. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 55: Integrated Peripherals

    PIO (Programmed Input/Output) allows the BIOS to communicate with the controller and CPU directly. The system supports five modes, numbered from 0 (default) to 4, which primarily differ in timing. When Auto is selected, the BIOS will select the best available mode. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 56: Primary/secondary Master/slave Udma

    When this field is enabled, other options of the on board audio in this setup can be configured. These options included Sound Blaster, SB I/O Base Address, SB IRQ Select, SB DMA Select, MPU-401, MPU-401 I/O Address, and Game Port. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 57: Supervisor / User Password

    Enter Password: LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS SAVE & EXIT SETUP LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS EXIT WITHOUT SAVING ESC : Quit : Select Item F10 : Save & Exit Setup (Shift) F2 : Change Color Change / Set / Disable Password TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 58: Ide Hdd Auto Detection

    To accept the displayed entries, press the “Y” key; to skip to the next drive, press the “N” key. If you accept the values, the parameters will appear listed beside the drive letter on the screen. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 59: Save & Exit Setup

    Quit Without Saving (Y/N)? N LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS SAVE & EXIT SETUP LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS EXIT WITHOUT SAVING ESC : Quit : Select Item F10 : Save & Exit Setup (Shift) F2 : Change Color Abandon all Data & Exit Setup TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 60: Chapter 7 Via Drivers Installation Guide

    1. Insert the driver CD disc to the CD-ROM drive. The CD-ROM autoruns and displays the selection for Intel drivers and VIA drivers. Click on and the following window will appear. Click VIA M/B Drivers VIA 4 IN 1 Drivers TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 61

    6. Click on the checkbox, and then click Enable/Disable (Ultra) DMA Next to continue the installation process. 7. When the window appears, click Choose Destination Location Next to install in the folder name shown. VIA Service Pack TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 62

    VIA Chipset Functions’ Registry window appears, click Next to install the VIA Chipset Functions’ Registry. 12. When Setup has finished copying files to your computer, click Finish to restart your computer and for changes to take effect. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 63: Windows 98/95 Directx Installation

    1. Insert the driver CD disc to the CD-ROM drive. The CD-ROM autoruns and displays the selections available. Click on and the Tools following window will appear. Click DirectX 6.1 Core 2. Click to install Microsoft DirectX 6.1 Runtime. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 64

    Chapter 7 VIA Drivers Installation Guide 3. Click to continue. 4. When the necessary files have been copied, press to restart the computer and changes to take affect. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 65: Windows 98 Audio Driver Installation

    4. After the necessary files are copied, click Finish for the computer the restart. 5. When Windows has restarted, a message will appear prompting you to insert the Windows 98 CDROM. Insert the Windows 98 CD-ROM and click TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 66: Windows 98se 4-in-1 Driver Installation

    Click VIA M/B Drivers VIA 4 IN 1 Drivers 2. When the Welcome screen appears, click Next to continue with the Setup program. 3. To accept the VIA Service Pack license agreement, click TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 67

    VIA_GART AGP Driver 3.55 Next to install VIA AGP VxD in turbo mode 6. When Setup has finished copying files to your computer, click Finish to restart your computer and for changes to take effect. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 68: Windows 98se Audio Driver Installation

    5. When Windows has restarted, a message will appear prompting you to insert the Windows 98 Second Edition CDROM. Insert the Windows 98 CDROM and click . After the necessary files are copied, restart your computer for changes to take effect. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 69: Windows 95 4-in-1 Driver Installation

    Intel drivers and VIA drivers. Click on and the following window will appear. Click VIA M/B Drivers VIA 4 IN 1 Drivers 2. Click . to continue the installation process, and then click Next agree with the license agreement. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 70

    Chapter 7 VIA Drivers Installation Guide 3. Click Next to install all the drivers shown below. 4. Click Next to install the (Ultra) DMA for IDE driver. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

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    Chapter 7 VIA Drivers Installation Guide 5. Click on the checkbox, and click Enable/Disable (Ultra) DMA Next enable (Ultra) DMA. 6. To install VIA Service Pack , click Next TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 72

    Chapter 7 VIA Drivers Installation Guide 7. Click Next to accept the listed folder name or select from the existing folders list, then click Next 8. Click to install the VIA AGP driver. Next TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 73

    VIA Chipset Functions’ Registry. 10. When Setup has finished copying files to your computer, you must restart Windows or your computer before you can use the program. Remove any disks from their drives, and then click Finish to complete setup. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 74: Windows 95 Audio Driver Installation

    6. When Windows has restarted, it will be able to detect the VIA PCI Audio Controller. Click Next and then Finish . When prompted to insert the Windows 95 CD-ROM, do so accordingly and then click TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 75: Windows Nt 4.0 Audio Driver Installation

    Click VIA 686A PCI Multimedia Audio Driver 2. When the screen appears, click to proceed with the Welcome Next audio driver installation. 3. The Select Components window will appear. Click Next to install the audio driver. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 76

    Microsoft Sidewinder 3D Pro Joystick. Click Yes. You will be prompted to press “ ” from the next window and select “ Add… Microsoft Side ” to install the joystick’s driver. Refer to the winder 3D Pro Joystick following figures. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 77

    Chapter 7 VIA Drivers Installation Guide 6. Upon adding the , insert the Microsoft Sidewinder 3D Pro Joystick Windows NT CD-ROM or the disk with the updated sidewndr.dll driver. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 78

    Chapter 7 VIA Drivers Installation Guide 7. When the Microsoft SideWinder Joystick Configuration window appears, click to accept the default configuration. Then, restart the computer for changes to take effect. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 79: Appendix

    The retention mechanism that comes with your motherboard, as seen in the above figure, accommodates Pentium II/III processors. For Celeron processors, place the two caps supplied on both ends after installing the processor to secure the installation. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

  • Page 80: Additions & Errata

    The manufacturer sees to it that the most up-to-date and accurate information are contained in this manual. This section would contain page insert(s) of additional information, updates or corrections that the user should know to ensure that proper configuration and setup of the motherboard is made. TI6VG4 User’s Manual...

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