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  • Page 1 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 2 Further, Acer reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes from time to time in the contents hereof without obligation to notify any person of such revisions or changes. Acer reserves the right to make changes to the products described in this manual at any time and without notice.
  • Page 3 (e) sublicense or otherwise make the software available to third parties. The software is the property of Acer or Acer’s supplier and you do not have and shall not gain any proprietary interest in the software (including any modifications or copies made by or for you) or any related intellectual property rights.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Read these instructions carefully. Save them for future reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning. Do not use this product near water.
  • Page 5 11. Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the product. 12.
  • Page 6 14. Use only the proper type of power supply cord (provided in your keyboard/manual accessories box) for this unit. It should be a detachable type: UL listed/CSA certified, type SVT/SJT, rated 6A 125V minimum. Maximum length is 15 feet (4.6 meters). 15.
  • Page 7 FCC Class B Radio Frequency Interference Statement Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
  • Page 8 CD-ROM Safety Warning DANGER INVISIBLE RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM. Caution on Lithium Batteries CAUTION Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Introduction Overview ........................1 About This Manual ....................2 Chapter 1 Getting Started 1.1 Preinstallation ....................1-1 1.1.1 Selecting a Site ..................1-1 1.1.2 Unpacking Components..............1-1 1.2 Features......................1-2 1.2.1 Front Panel ...................1-2 1.2.2 Rear Panel.....................1-3 1.3 Connecting System Components..............1-4 1.3.1 Connecting the Keyboard ..............1-4 1.3.2 Connecting the Monitor ..............1-5 1.3.3 Connecting the Mouse................1-6 1.3.4 Connecting the Printer (Optional) ............1-7...
  • Page 10 Chapter 2 System Board 2.1 Major Components ..................2-2 2.2 Layout ......................2-4 2.3 Jumpers and Connectors ................2-5 2.3.1 Jumper and Connector Locations............2-5 2.3.2 Jumper Settings ...................2-6 2.3.3 Onboard Connectors................2-7 2.4 IDE Hard Disk Support .................2-8 2.5 Video Function....................2-9 2.6 Audio Function .....................2-11 2.7 USB .........................2-12 2.8 Hardware Monitoring Function ..............2-12 2.9 Wake-on Ring-in Function ................2-12...
  • Page 11 3.3.1 Product Name..................3-7 3.3.2 System S/N ..................3-7 3.3.3 Main Board ID ..................3-7 3.3.4 Main Board S/N..................3-7 3.3.5 System BIOS Version ................3-7 3.3.6 DMI BIOS Version................3-7 3.4 Disk Drives ......................3-8 3.4.1 Floppy Drives ..................3-8 3.4.2 LS-120 drive as..................3-9 3.4.3 IDE Drives ..................3-10 3.5 Onboard Peripherals ..................3-14 3.5.1 Serial Port ...................3-14 3.5.2 Parallel Port..................3-15...
  • Page 12 3.9.2 Power-on Password ................3-28 3.9.3 Disk Drive Control ................3-29 3.10 Load Default Settings...................3-30 3.11 Abort Settings Change .................3-30 3.12 Exiting Setup ....................3-31 Chapter 4 Installing Optional Components 4.1 Installation Precautions..................4-1 4.1.1 ESD Precautions ..................4-1 4.1.2 Pre-installation Instructions...............4-2 4.1.3 Post-installation Instructions .............4-2 4.2 Removing and Replacing the Housing Cover ..........4-3 4.2.1 Removing the Housing Cover ............4-3 4.2.2 Replacing the Housing Cover............4-5...
  • Page 13 List of Figures 1-1 Front Panel.......................1-2 1-2 Rear Panel ......................1-3 1-3 Connecting the Keyboard................1-4 1-4 Connecting the Monitor.................1-5 1-5 Connecting the Mouse ...................1-6 1-6 Connecting the Parallel Printer..............1-7 1-7 Complete System Connections ..............1-8 1-8 Connecting Multimedia Components............1-9 1-9 Connecting the Telephone Line and Handset to the Fax/Modem ..1-10 2-1 System Board Layout ..................2-4 2-2 Jumper and Connector Locations ..............2-5 4-1 Removing the ScrewsREMOVING THE SCREWS ........4-4...
  • Page 14 4-18 Installing the Retention Mechanism............4-18 4-19 Attaching the Heatsink ................4-18 4-20 Installing the Celeron Processor ..............4-19 4-21 Connecting USB Devices ................4-20 List of Tables 1-1 System Error Messages ................1-15 2-1 Jumper Settings....................2-6 2-2 Onboard Connectors ..................2-7 2-3 IDE Hard Disk Configuration...............2-8 2-4 Supported Video Resolutions ...............2-9 3-1 Parallel Port Operation Mode Settings ............3-16 3-2 Drive Control Settings..................3-29...
  • Page 15 Conventions The following conventions are used in this manual: Represents the actual keys that you have to press on the keyboard. NOTE Gives bits and pieces of additional information related to the current topic. WARNING Alerts you to any danger that might result from doing or not doing specific actions.
  • Page 16: Overview

    Introduction Acer has been on the leading edge of microcomputer systems development for both corporate and home computing needs for 20 years, as the OEM of choice for many of the world’s leading computer companies. Acer is committed to meeting the world’s demand for state-of-the-art computers ...
  • Page 17: About This Manual

    These additional ports are included to enable the system to accommodate additional peripherals. The system is fully compatible with MS-DOS V6.X, OS/2, SCO UNIX, Windows NT, and Windows 95/98 operating systems. About This Manual This manual is divided into four chapters. A brief description of these chapters is provided below.
  • Page 18: Chapter 1 Getting Started

    Chapter 1 Getting Started Preinstallation The preinstallation process involves the following activities: • Selecting a site • Unpacking components 1.1.1 Selecting a Site Consider the following when selecting a site for your computer: • Determine the best site for your system. Cable paths should not run near equipment that might cause electromagnetic or radio frequency interference such as radio transmitters, television sets, copy machines, or heating and air conditioning equipment.
  • Page 19: Features

    Features The basic configuration consists of a system unit, a keyboard, a CD-ROM drive, a diskette drive, a fixed disk drive and a mouse. 1.2.1 Front Panel Figure 1-1 shows the system unit front panel. 1. Headphone/Earphone Port 8. System Activity LED 2.
  • Page 20: Rear Panel

    1.2.2 Rear Panel Figure 1-2 shows the system unit rear panel. 1. Fan 9. Parallel Port 2. System Main Power Switch 10. Monitor/VGA Port 3. Voltage Selector 11. Audio-out Port 4. System Power Socket 12. Audio-in Port 5. USB Ports 13.
  • Page 21: Connecting System Components

    Connecting System Components Do not turn on the power until you finish connecting the system components. The following sections show how to connect each component to the system. 1.3.1 Connecting the Keyboard Plug the keyboard cable into the keyboard socket on the rear panel. See Figure 1-3. Figure 1-3 Connecting the Keyboard AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 22: Connecting The Monitor

    1.3.2 Connecting the Monitor Plug the monitor signal cable into the VGA connector on the rear panel. Figure 1-4 Connecting the Monitor Chapter 1 - Getting Started...
  • Page 23: Connecting The Mouse

    1.3.3 Connecting the Mouse Plug the mouse cable into the mouse connector on the rear panel. Figure 1-5 Connecting the Mouse AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 24: Connecting The Printer (optional)

    1.3.4 Connecting the Printer (Optional) If you have a parallel printer, connect it to the parallel port on the rear panel. See Figure 1-6. Figure 1-6 Connecting the Parallel Printer If you have a serial printer or other serial peripheral, connect it to the serial port (COM1).
  • Page 25: Complete System Connections

    1.3.5 Complete System Connections After connecting all the components, plug one end of the power supply cable into the system power socket. Plug the other end of the power supply cable into a wall outlet. Figure 1-7 shows the complete system connections. Figure 1-7 Complete System Connections AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 26: Connecting Multimedia Components (optional)

    1.3.6 Connecting Multimedia Components (Optional) Your system also supports optional multimedia features. Connect multimedia components as shown in Figure 1-8. Figure 1-8 Connecting Multimedia Components Chapter 1 - Getting Started...
  • Page 27: Connecting The Fax/modem (optional)

    1.3.7 Connecting the Fax/Modem (Optional) Your system also supports the optional fax/modem feature. Connect the telephone line and handset as shown in Figure 1-9. Figure 1-9 Connecting the Telephone Line and Handset to the Fax/Modem 1-10 AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 28: Turning On Your Computer

    Turning On Your Computer After you have connected all peripherals and cables, follow these steps to turn on your computer: Turn on all peripherals connected to the system such as monitor, printer, fax, speakers, etc. Locate the system main power switch on the back of the system unit and turn it on.
  • Page 29: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you encounter a hardware problem, review the following suggestions before calling for service. General Failure • Are all cables securely plugged in? • Are all system components and peripherals turned on? • Is the system main power switch on? •...
  • Page 30 Keyboard is Dead • Is the keyboard cable plugged in? Turn off the system unit and plug in the keyboard. Do not plug or unplug the keyboard while the power is on. Printer Doesn't Work • Is the printer power turned on? •...
  • Page 31: Error Messages

    Error Messages In the event that you receive an error message, do not continue using the computer. Note the message and take corrective action immediately. This section describes the different types of error messages and suggests corrective measures. There are two general types of error messages: •...
  • Page 32: System Error Messages

    Table 1-1 System Error Messages Error Message Corrective Action Bad CMOS Battery Replace battery. Contact your dealer. CMOS Checksum Run Setup. See Chapter 3. Error Floppy Drive Check and connect the cable to the floppy Controller Error drive or controller. Floppy Drive Error Floppy may be bad.
  • Page 33 Table 1-1 System Error Messages (continued) Error Message Corrective Action Onboard Serial 1 Conflict Run Setup and disable Onboard Serial 1. See Chapter 3. Onboard Serial 2 Conflict Run Setup and disable Onboard Serial 2. See Chapter 3. Onboard Parallel Port Run Setup and disable Onboard Conflict Parallel Port.
  • Page 34: Correcting Error Conditions

    1.7.3 Correcting Error Conditions As a general rule, the "Press F1 to continue" error message is caused by a configuration problem which can be easily corrected. An equipment malfunction is more likely to cause a fatal error, i.e., an error that causes complete system failure.
  • Page 35: Chapter 2 System Board

    Chapter 2 System Board This chapter describes the system board and all its major components, including: • Details about the system board layout • Jumper and connector locations and functions • Jumper settings The V65MA system board supports the Intel Pentium II processor with MMX (MultiMedia eXtensions) technology and the Celeron processor.
  • Page 36: Major Components

    Special features such as PnP (Plug-and-Play) support, Power Management, Wireless Communication, Hardware Monitoring, Wake-on Ring, and Wake-on LAN (Local Area Network) functions are also supported. These functions are individually discussed in this chapter. The system is fully compatible with MS-DOS V6.X, OS/2, SCO UNIX, Windows NT, and Windows 95/98 operating systems.
  • Page 37 • One Modem connector • One reserved IrDA (InfraRed Data Association) connector • Two PCI enhanced IDE interfaces that support up to four IDE devices • External ports • PS/2 keyboard and mouse ports • One buffered high-speed serial port •...
  • Page 38: Layout

    Layout Figure 2-1 shows the locations of the major components on the system board. 38 37 34 33 32 USB ports Ultra I/O controller ISA slots PS/2 mouse port IrDA connector Audio feature connector CPU card connector Wake-on LAN 3-D audio controller Power connector connector CD line-in connector...
  • Page 39: Jumpers And Connectors

    Jumpers and Connectors 2.3.1 Jumper and Connector Locations Figure 2-2 shows the jumper and connector locations. Figure 2-2 Jumper and Connector Locations The shaded pin indicates pin 1. Chapter 2 - System Board...
  • Page 40: Jumper Settings

    2.3.2 Jumper Settings To reconfigure the system, you need to set JP30 and SW1 switch jumpers. The following table lists the possible jumper settings: Table 2-1 Jumper Settings Jumper Setting Function VGA IRQ Assignment Disabled JP30 Enabled SW1 Settings Switch No. Setting Function Password...
  • Page 41: Onboard Connectors

    2.3.3 Onboard Connectors Table 2-2 lists the onboard connectors. Table 2-2 Onboard Connectors Connector Function 20-pin power connector USB ports Upper: PS/2 mouse port Lower: PS/2 keyboard port Upper: Parallel port Lower: VGA port (left) COM1 port (right) Primary IDE connector Secondary IDE connector Floppy disk drive connector Upper: Game/MIDI port...
  • Page 42: Ide Hard Disk Support

    Table 2-2 Onboard Connectors (continued) Connector Function CN16 Wake-on LAN connector CN17 Modem ring-in connector CN18 HDD LED/message in connector CN20 Audio connector CN21 Turbo/LAN LED connector CN22 3-pin power connector 3-pin fan connector 2-pin fan connector JP2401 Thermal sensor connector IDE Hard Disk Support The board comes with an enhanced PCI IDE controller that supports PIO mode 4 and Ultra DMA (Direct Memory Access) mode data transfers.
  • Page 43: Video Function

    Video Function The onboard video controller is capable not only of enhancing video display, but supporting 3-D video applications as well. The video controller features the Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) design - the latest bus architecture that is considered to be the best solution for 3-D applications. AGP offers greater bandwidth;...
  • Page 44 Table 2-4 Supported Video Resolutions (continued) Resolution Vertical Freq. Horizontal (Hz) Freq. (KHz) 800 x 600 8/16/24/32 62.5 800 x 600 8/16/24/32 76.0 800 x 600 8/16/24 99.6 800 x 600 8/16 125.9 1024 x 768 8/16/24/32 35.5 1024 x 768 8/16/24/32 48.4 1024 x 768...
  • Page 45: Audio Function

    Table 2-4 Supported Video Resolutions (continued) Resolution Vertical Freq. Horizontal (Hz) Freq. (KHz) 1280 x 1024 8/16/24 80.0 1280 x 1024 8/16 91.2 1280 x 1024 8/16 96.2 1280 x 1024 8/16 106.7 1600 x 1200 8/16 68.0 1600 x 1200 8/16 75.0 1600 x 1200...
  • Page 46: Usb

    • Modem connector These connectors enable the system to accommodate external audio devices. For instructions on how to connect the external audio devices, refer to section 1.3.6. Connecting Multimedia Components. USB (Universal Serial Bus) is a new serial bus design that is capable of cascading low-/medium-speed peripherals (less than 12 Mbps) such as a keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner, printer and modem/ISDN.
  • Page 47: Wake-on Ring-in Function

    Wake-on Ring-in Function The Wake-on Ring-in function enables the system to resume from suspend mode by monitoring the fax/modem (or any device of similar type) activities. Any signal or activity detected from the Modem ring-in connector automatically returns the system to normal operation. Refer to Figure 2-2 for the location of the Modem ring-in connector (CN17) on the system board.
  • Page 48: Chapter 3 Bios Utility

    Chapter 3 BIOS Utility Most systems are already configured by the manufacturer or the dealer. There is no need to run Setup when starting the computer unless you get a Run Setup message. The Setup program loads configuration values into the battery-backed nonvolatile memory called CMOS RAM.
  • Page 49: Entering Setup

    Entering Setup To enter Setup, press the key combination You must press simultaneously while the system is booting. This key combination does not work during any other time. The Setup Utility main menu then appears: Setup Utility • System Information •...
  • Page 50: System Information

    • Press to move to the next page or to return to the previous page. • To change a parameter setting, press until the desired setting is found. • Press to return to the main menu. If you are already in the main menu, press again to exit Setup.
  • Page 51: Processor

    The System Information menu shows the current basic configuration of your system. 3.2.1 Processor The Processor parameter specifies the type of processor currently installed in your system. The system supports Pentium II and Celeron processors. 3.2.2 Processor Speed The Processor Speed parameter specifies the speed of the processor currently installed in your system.
  • Page 52: Ide Primary Channel Master

    3.2.6 IDE Primary Channel Master This parameter specifies the current configuration of the IDE device connected to the master port of the primary IDE channel. For information on how to configure the IDE devices, see section 3.4.3. 3.2.7 IDE Primary Channel Slave This parameter specifies the current configuration of the IDE device connected to the slave port of the primary IDE channel.
  • Page 53: Product Information

    1st Bank This parameter indicates the type of DRAM installed in the DIMM 1 socket. The setting indicates that there is no DRAM installed. For the location of the None DIMM sockets, refer to Figure 2-1. 2nd Bank This parameter indicates the type of DRAM installed in the DIMM 2 socket. The setting indicates that there is no DRAM installed.
  • Page 54: Product Name

    3.3.1 Product Name This parameter specifies the official name of your system. 3.3.2 System S/N This parameter specifies your system’s serial number. 3.3.3 Main Board ID This parameter specifies your system board’s identification number. 3.3.4 Main Board S/N This parameter specifies your system board’s serial number. 3.3.5 System BIOS Version This parameter specifies the version of your system’s BIOS utility.
  • Page 55: Disk Drives

    Disk Drives Select Disk Drives from the main menu to configure the drives installed in your system. The following screen shows the Disk Drives menu: Disk Drives Page 1/1 Floppy Drive A ... [xx-MB xx-inch] Floppy Drive B ... [xx-MB xx-inch] LS-120 drive as ...
  • Page 56: Ls-120 Drive As

    • [720 KB, 3.5-inch] • [1.44 MB, 3.5-inch] • [2.88 MB, 3.5-inch] Follow the same procedure to configure floppy drive B. Choose if you do not None have a second floppy drive. 3.4.2 LS-120 drive as This parameter allows you not only to enable the LS-120 device installed in your system, but also to specify the function of the device.
  • Page 57: Ide Drives

    3.4.3 IDE Drives To configure the IDE drives connected to your system, select the parameter that represents the channel and port where the desired hard disk to configure is connected. The options are: IDE Primary Channel Master This parameter lets you configure the hard disk drive connected to the master port of IDE channel 1.
  • Page 58 The following screen appears if you select any of the IDE Drive parameters: IDE Primary/Secondary Channel Master/Slave Page 1/1 Type ......[ Auto ] Cylinder ..... [ XXXX ] Head ......[ XXXX ] Sector ....... [ XXXX ] Size ......[ XXXX ] MB Hard Disk Size >...
  • Page 59: Hard Disk Block Mode

    Heads This parameter specifies your hard disk’s number of heads, and is automatically set depending on your Type parameter setting. Sectors This parameter specifies your hard disk’s number of sectors, and is automatically set depending on your Type parameter setting. Size This parameter specifies the size of your hard disk, in MB.
  • Page 60: Advanced Pio Mode

    Advanced PIO Mode When set to , the BIOS utility automatically detects if the installed hard disk Auto supports the function. If supported, it allows for faster data recovery and read/write timing that reduces hard disk activity time. This results in better hard disk performance.
  • Page 61: Onboard Peripherals

    Onboard Peripherals The Onboard Peripherals allows you to configure the onboard devices. Selecting this option from the main menu displays the following screen: Onboard Peripherals Page 1/1 Serial Port ......[Enabled ] Base Address ..... [2F8h] IRQ ......[ 3 ] Parallel Port .......
  • Page 62: Parallel Port

    This function lets you assign an interrupt for the serial port. The options are IRQ The Base Address and IRQ parameters are configurable only if the Serial Port parameter is enabled. 3.5.2 Parallel Port This parameter allows you to enable or disable the parallel port. Base Address This function lets you set a logical base address for the parallel port.
  • Page 63: Parallel Port Operation Mode Settings

    The Base Address and IRQ parameters are configurable only if the Parallel Port is enabled. If you install an add-on card that has a parallel port whose address conflicts with the parallel port on board, a warning message appears on the screen. Check the parallel port address on the add-on card and change the address to one that does not conflict.
  • Page 64: Onboard Device Settings

    3.5.3 Onboard Device Settings The Onboard Device Settings menu allows you to configure the device controllers available onboard. Selecting this option from the Onboard Peripherals menu displays the following screen: Onboard Device Settings Page 1/1 Floppy Disk Controller ....[Enabled ] IDE Controller ......
  • Page 65 USB Host Controller This parameter lets you enable or disable the USB controller on board. When enabled, it activates the USB function of the system. When disabled, it deactivates the function. USB Legacy Mode This function, when enabled, lets you use a USB keyboard in a DOS environment. Set this to to deactivate the USB keyboard function in DOS Disabled...
  • Page 66: Power Management

    Power Management The Power Management menu lets you configure the system power-management feature. The following screen shows the Power Management parameters and their default settings: Power Management Page 1/1 Power Management Mode ....[Enabled ] IDE Hard Disk Standby Timer ..[10] Minute(s) System Sleep Timer ....
  • Page 67: Power Switch < 4 Sec

    allow 3 to 5 seconds (depending on the hard disk) for the disk to return to normal speed. Set this parameter to if your hard disk does not support this function. System Sleep Timer This parameter automatically puts the system to power-saving mode after a specified period of inactivity.
  • Page 68: Boot Options

    Boot Options This option allows you to specify your preferred settings for bootup. The following screen appears if you select Boot Options from the main menu: Boot Options Page 1/1 Boot Sequence [CD-ROM] [Floppy Disk] [Hard Disk] First Hard Disk Drive ....[IDE] Primary Display Adapter ....
  • Page 69: Primary Display Adapter

    3.7.3 Primary Display Adapter Setting this parameter to enables the onboard video controller. Onboard Normally, the onboard video controller is considered as the primary display adapter. If you installed a video card into your system, set this parameter to Auto BIOS will automatically disable the onboard video controller and consider the video card as the primary display adapter.
  • Page 70: Memory Test

    3.7.7 Memory Test When set to , this parameter allows the system to perform a RAM test Enabled during the POST routine. When set to , the system detects only the Disabled memory size and bypasses the test routine. The default setting is Disabled Date and Time The following screen appears if you select the Date and Time option from the main...
  • Page 71: Date

    3.8.1 Date Highlight the items on the Date parameter and press to set the date following the weekday-month-day-year format. Valid values for weekday, month, day, and year are: • Weekday Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat • Month • •...
  • Page 72: System Security

    System Security The Setup program has a number of security features to prevent unauthorized access to the system and its data. The following screen appears if you select System Security from the main menu: System Security Page 1/1 Setup Password ....[ None Power-on Password ....
  • Page 73 You cannot enter the BIOS utility if a Setup password does not exist and switch 1 of SW1 is set to (password check enabled). By default, switch 1 of SW1 is set to (bypass password). Enter the BIOS utility and select System Security. Highlight the Setup Password parameter and press .
  • Page 74 After setting the password, highlight the Set or Change Password option. Press to return to the System Security screen. Press to return to the main menu. Press to exit the BIOS utility. A dialog box appears asking if you want to save the CMOS data.
  • Page 75: Power-on Password

    Press to exit the BIOS utility. A dialog box appears asking if you want to save the CMOS data. Select to save the changes. To remove the password, simply select the Setup Password parameter from the System Security menu and set it to None Bypassing the Setup Password If you forget your setup password, you can bypass the password security feature...
  • Page 76: Disk Drive Control

    Make sure switch 1 of SW1 is set to to enable the Power-on password. Operation Mode This function lets you enable or disable the password prompt display. When set to , the password prompt appears before system boot. When set to Normal Keyboard , the password prompt does not appear;...
  • Page 77: 3.10 Load Default Settings

    3.10 Load Default Settings You need to reload the BIOS default settings every time you make changes to your system hardware configuration (such as memory size, CPU type, hard disk type, etc.); otherwise, BIOS will keep the previous CMOS settings. Selecting this option displays the following dialog box: Do you want to load default settings? [Yes]...
  • Page 78: 3.12 Exiting Setup

    Choosing returns you to the main menu. BIOS retains all changes that you have made. 3.12 Exiting Setup To exit the BIOS utility, simply press . The following dialog box appears: Do you really want to exit SETUP? [Yes] [No] Select to exit Setup.
  • Page 79: Chapter 4 Installing Optional Components

    Chapter 4 Installing Optional Components Installation Precautions Before you install any system component, we recommend that you read the following sections. These sections contain important ESD precautions, pre- and post installation instructions. 4.1.1 ESD Precautions Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk drives, expansion boards, and other components.
  • Page 80: Pre-installation Instructions

    4.1.2 Pre-installation Instructions Always observe the following before you install a system component: Turn off the system power and all the peripherals connected to the unit before opening it. Read section 1.5 for information on how to properly turn off the system.
  • Page 81: Removing And Replacing The Housing Cover

    Replace any expansion boards or peripherals that you removed earlier. Replace the system cover. Connect the necessary cables and turn on the system. Removing and Replacing the Housing Cover Before you proceed, make sure that you have turned system peripherals connected to it. Read section 4.1.2 for pre-installation instructions.
  • Page 82: Removing The Housing Cover

    Figure 4-1 Removing the Screws Push the housing cover slightly backward as indicated in Figure 4-2. Pull the housing cover upward and remove it from the chassis. Figure 4-2 Removing the Housing Cover AcerPower 6000 User’s Guide...
  • Page 83: Replacing The Housing Cover

    4.2.2 Replacing the Housing Cover Replace the housing cover as shown in Figure 4-3. Figure 4-3 Replacing the Housing Cover Secure the housing cover with the necessary screws. Figure 4-4 Securing the Screws Chapter 4 - Installing Optional Components...
  • Page 84: Installing And Removing Expansion Boards

    Installing and Removing Expansion Boards 4.3.1 Installing a PCI Card To install a PCI card: Locate the PCI slot(s) on the slot board. Remove the bracket on the housing opposite to the empty PCI slot. Insert a PCI card into the slot. Make sure that the card is properly seated. Secure the card to the housing with a screw.
  • Page 85: Installing Isa Cards

    4.3.2 Installing ISA Cards Both PnP and non-PnP ISA cards require specific IRQs. When installing ISA cards, make sure that the IRQs required by these cards are not previously assigned to PCI devices to avoid resource conflicts. Follow these steps when installing ISA cards: Remove all PnP cards installed in the system, if any.
  • Page 86: Installing Additional Memory

    Figure 4-6 Installing an ISA Card Installing Additional Memory The system memory is upgradable to a maximum of 256 MB via two 168-pin DIMM sockets on board. These DIMM sockets accept DRAMs with 8-, 16-, 32-, 64-, and 128-MB capacities, 60 ns (nanoseconds) or less access time, and with ECC. See Figure 2-1 for the location of the DIMM sockets.
  • Page 87: Memory Configurations

    Table 4-1 Memory Configurations DIMM1 DIMM2 Total Memory 8 MB 8 MB 16 MB 16 MB 32 MB 32 MB 64 MB 64 MB 128 MB 128 MB 8 MB 8 MB 16 MB 16 MB 32 MB 32 MB 64 MB 64 MB 128 MB...
  • Page 88: Installing A Dimm

    4.4.1 Installing a DIMM Open the clips on the socket. Align the DIMM with the socket. Press the DIMM into the socket until the clips lock into the DIMM. Figure 4-7 Installing a DIMM The DIMM socket is slotted to ensure proper installation.
  • Page 89: Removing A Dimm

    4.4.2 Removing a DIMM Press the holding clips on both sides of the socket outward to release the DIMM. Gently pull the DIMM out of the socket. Figure 4-8 Removing a DIMM 4.4.3 Reconfiguring the System The system automatically detects the amount of memory installed. Run Setup to view the new value for total system memory and make a note of it.
  • Page 90: Upgrading The Cpu

    Upgrading the CPU The board supports a Pentium II processor or a Celeron processor. Both processors come in a new enclosed packaging technology called S.E.C. (Single-Edge Contact) cartridge. The only difference between the two is that the Pentium II processor comes with 256-KB or 512-KB built-in second-level cache, while the Celeron processor comes only with an internal cache.
  • Page 91: Installing A Processor Card

    Pull the processor to totally detach it from the CPU connector. Figure 4-10 Removing a Processor Card 4.5.2 Installing a Processor Card Observe the ESD precautions when installing or removing a system component. See section 4.1.1 Before you proceed, make sure that there is no processor installed in the CPU connector.
  • Page 92: Installing The Retention Mechanism

    Press the four rivets to secure the retention mechanism. Make sure all four rivets are properly inserted into the holes on the system board. Figure 4-11 Installing the Retention Mechanism Remove the processor card from its protective packaging. Make sure that the latches on the sides of the module are not pressed.
  • Page 93: Inserting The Clip Ends Into The Processor Holes

    Figure 4-13 Inserting the Clip Ends into the Processor Holes Using your fingers, push down the metal bracket until it clicks into the CPU cartridge and then push the metal bracket’s handle to lock the metal bracket into place. Figure 4-14 Locking the Metal Bracket With the processor card golden fingers pointing downward, align the processor to the posts of the retention mechanism.
  • Page 94: Installing A Processor Card

    Figure 4-15 Installing a Processor Card Press down the processor until the golden fingers completely fit into the connector and the latches on the sides lock the processor into place. Figure 4-16 Locking the Processor 10. Connect the 3-pin and 2-pin fan/heatsink cables to FN1 and pins 3-4 of JP2401 on the system board, respectively.
  • Page 95: Installing The Celeron Cpu

    Figure 4-17 Connecting the Fan/Heatsink Cables The heatsink becomes very hot when the system is on. NEVER touch the heatsink with any metal or with your hands. 4.5.3 Installing the Celeron CPU Observe the ESD precautions when installing or removing a system component. See section 4.1.1 Before you proceed, make sure that there is no processor installed in the CPU connector.
  • Page 96: Installing The Retention Mechanism

    Press the four rivets to secure the retention mechanism. Make sure all four rivets are properly inserted into the holes on the system board. Figure 4-18 Installing the Retention Mechanism Remove the Celeron processor from its protective packaging. Attach the heatsink on top of the Celeron processor. Align the fasteners underneath the processor card with the heatsink tabs.
  • Page 97: Installing The Celeron Processor

    Press down the processor until the golden fingers completely fit into the connector. Snap the retention cover into place as shown in the figure below. Figure 4-20 Installing the Celeron Processor The heatsink becomes very hot when the system is on. NEVER touch the heatsink with any metal or with your hands.
  • Page 98: Connecting Usb Devices

    Connecting USB Devices The USB ports on the rear panel enable the system to support additional serial devices without using up your system resources. To connect a USB device, simply plug the device cable into a USB port marked on the rear panel. See the following figure: Figure 4-21 Connecting USB Devices Most USB devices have a built-in USB port which allows you to daisy-chain other devices.
  • Page 99 Index DMI BIOS version drive control settings 3-29 drive cylinder 3-11 drive head 3-11 abort changes 3-30 drive sector 3-12 Advanced PIO Mode 3-12 drive size 3-12 drive type 3-11 audio controller 2-18 ECP DMA 3-16 BIOS bottom command lines Enter setup BIOS main menu exit Setup...
  • Page 100 IDE configuration 3-10 power 3-20 IDE controller 3-17 Power Management 3-19 IDE interfaces power management mode 3-19 IRQ12 3-17 sleep mode 3-20 system sleep timer 3-20 power management modes 3-19 IDE hdd standby mode 3-19 Power On password 3-28 preinstallation L1 cache processor LDCM...
  • Page 101 System Security Setup 3-25 USB device installation 3-20 system serial number USB legacy mode 3-18 system total memory video feature troubleshooting 1-12 supported modes error messages 1-13 Wake-on LAN 2-13 2-12 Wake-on Ring-In 2-12 USB controller 3-18 wake-up event 3-20 Index...
  • Page 103 Index...

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