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Static Electricity Precautions

1. Do not take this motherboard and components out of their original static-
proof package until you are ready to install them.
2. While installing, please wear a grounded wrist strap if possible. If you do
not have a wrist strap, discharge static electricity by touching the bare
metal of the system chassis.
3. Carefully hold this motherboard by its edges. Do not touch those
components unless it is absolutely necessary. Put this motherboard on
the top of static-protection package with component side facing up
while installing.
Pre-Installation Inspection
1. Inspect this motherboard whether there are any damages to components
and connectors on the board.
2. If you suspect this motherboard has been damaged, do not connect
power to the system. Contact your motherboard vendor about those
Motherboard User's Guide
Copyright 2006
All Rights Reserved
PCxx00 Series, V1.0
May 2006



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  • Page 1: Static Electricity Precautions

    Other names used in this publication may be trademarks and are acknowledged. Static Electricity Precautions 1. Do not take this motherboard and components out of their original static- proof package until you are ready to install them. 2. While installing, please wear a grounded wrist strap if possible. If you do not have a wrist strap, discharge static electricity by touching the bare metal of the system chassis.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Trademark ......................i Chapter 1: Introduction ..................1 Key Features ........................1 Package Contents ......................4 Chapter 2: Motherboard Installation .............. 5 Motherboard Components .................... 6 I/O Ports .......................... 7 Installing Memory Modules ..................8 Jumper Settings ......................9 Install the Motherboard ....................
  • Page 3 Motherboard User’s Guide Notice: 1. Owing to Microsoft certifying schedule is various to every supplier, we might have some drivers not certified yet by Microsoft. Therefore, it might happen under Windows XP that a dialogue box (shown as below) pops out warning you this software has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP.
  • Page 4: Chapter 1 Introduction

    100/66 channel. It has two 32-bit PCI slots, one CNR (Communications and Networking Riser) slot (Optional), and supports the onboard 10Base-T/100Base- TX Network interface (Optional). In addition, this motherboard has a full set of I/ O ports including two PS/2 ports for mouse and keyboard, one serial port, one parallel port, one LAN port (optional), four back-panel USB 2.0 ports, and three...
  • Page 5 Motherboard Users Guide • PCI to system memory data streaming up to 132 Mbyte/sec (data sent to north bridge via high speed Ultra V-Link interface) • PCI-2.2 compliant, 32-bit 3.3V PCI interface with 5V tolerant inputs • Support six PCI slots of arbitration and decoding for all integrated func- tions and LPC bus.
  • Page 6 • Support PCI-Bus Power Management Interface Specification release 1.1 • Legacy support for all downstream facing ports BIOS Firmware This motherboard uses Award BIOS that enables users to configure many system features including the following: • Power management • Wake-up alarms •...
  • Page 7: Package Contents

    Motherboard Users Guide Package Contents Your motherboard package ships with the following items: The motherboard Two IDE drive ribbon cable The Software support CD The I/O Shield...
  • Page 8: Chapter 2 Motherboard Installation

    Chapter 2: Motherboard Installation Chapter 2 Motherboard Installation To install this motherboard in a system, please follow these instructions in this chapter: Identify the motherboard components Install one or more system memory modules Make sure all jumpers and switches are set correctly...
  • Page 9: Motherboard Components

    Motherboard Users Guide Motherboard Components ITEM LABEL COMPONENTS PWR2 Standard 4-Pin ATX Pow er connector CPU_FAN1 CPU Fan connector (3PIN) DDRII1~2 240-pin DDR2 SDRAM sockets PWR1 Standard 20-Pin ATX Pow er connector IDE1 Primary IDE connector IDE2 Secondary IDE connector...
  • Page 10: I/O Ports

    Chapter 2: Motherboard Installation I/O Ports The illustration below shows a side view of the built-in I/O ports on the motherboard. Use the upper PS/2 port to connect a PS/2 pointing PS/2 Mouse device. Use the lower PS/2 port to connect a PS/2 PS/2 Keyboard keyboard.
  • Page 11: Installing Memory Modules

    Motherboard Users Guide Installing Memory Modules This motherboard accommodates two 240-pin DIMM sockets (Dual Inline Memory Module) for unbuffered DDR2 533/400 memory modules (Double Data Rate SDRAM), and maximum 2 GB installed memory. Over its predecessor, DDR-SDRAM, DDR2-SDRAM offers greater bandwidth and density in a smaller package along with a reduction in power consumption.
  • Page 12: Jumper Settings

    CMOS memory if the settings in the Setup Utility are incorrect and prevent your motherboard from operating. To clear the CMOS memory, disconnect all the power cables from the motherboard and then move the jumper cap into the CLEAR setting for a few seconds.
  • Page 13: Install The Motherboard

    Motherboard Users Guide Install The Motherboard Install the motherboard in a system chassis (case). The board is a Micro ATX size motherboard. You can install this motherboard in an ATX case. Make sure your case has an I/O cover plate matching the ports on this motherboard.
  • Page 14: Connecting Optional Devices

    Connecting Optional Devices Refer to the following for information on connecting the motherboard optional devices: SPK1: Speaker Header Connect the cable from the PC speaker to the SPK1 header on the motherboard. Signal SPKR F_AUDIO1: Front Panel Audio Header This header allows the user to install auxiliary front-oriented microphone and line- out ports for easier access.
  • Page 15 Motherboard Users Guide F_USB1~2: Front Panel USB Headers The motherboard has USB ports installed on the rear edge I/O port array. Addition- ally, some computer cases have USB ports at the front of the case. If you have this kind of case, use auxiliary USB headers F_USB1~2 to connect the front-mounted ports to the motherboard.
  • Page 16: Install Other Devices

    Install and connect any other devices in the system following the steps below. Floppy Disk Drive (Optional) The motherboard ships with a floppy disk drive cable that can support one or two drives. Drives can be 3.5" or 5.25" wide, with capacities of 360K, 720K, 1.2MB, 1.44MB, or 2.88MB.
  • Page 17 If you want to install more IDE devices, you can purchase a second IDE cable and connect one or two devices to the Secondary IDE channel connector IDE2 on the motherboard. If you have two devices on the cable, one must be Master and one must be Slave.
  • Page 18: Expansion Slots

    Chapter 2: Motherboard Installation Here is a list of CD_IN1 pin assignments. Signal CD IN L CD IN R Expansion Slots This motherboard has one CNR and two 32-bit PCI slots.
  • Page 19 Motherboard Users Guide Follow the steps below to install an CNR/PCI expansion card. 1. Locate the CNR or PCI slots on the mainboard. 2. Remove the blanking plate of the slot from the system chassis. 3. Install the edge connector of the expansion card into the slot. Ensure the edge connector is correctly seated in the slot.
  • Page 20: Chapter 3: Bios Setup Utility

    You can run the setup utility and manually change the configuration. You might need to do this to configure some hardware installed in or connected to the motherboard, such as the CPU, system memory, disk drives, etc. Running the Setup Utility Every time you start your computer, a message appears on the screen before the operating system loading that prompts you to "Hit <DEL>if you want to run...
  • Page 21: Standard Cmos Setup Page

    Motherboard Users Guide Some options on the main menu page lead to tables of items with installed values that you can use cursor arrow keys to highlight one item, and press PgUp and PgDn keys to cycle through alternative values of that item. The other options on the main menu page lead to dialog boxes requiring your answer OK or Cancel by selecting the [OK] or [Cancel] key.
  • Page 22: Advanced Bios Features Page

    These items define the characteristics of any diskette drive attached to the system. You can connect one or two diskette drives. Video The item defines the video mode of the system. This motherboard has a built-in VGA graphics system; you must leave this item at the default value. Halt On This item defines the operation of the system POST (Power On Self Test) routine.
  • Page 23 Motherboard Users Guide CPU Feature (Press Enter) Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen: Phonex-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility CPU Feature Help Item Delay Prior to Thermal [16 Min] Menu Level : Move Enter: Select +/-/: Value F10: Save Esc: Exit...
  • Page 24 Chapter 3: BIOS Setup Utility CPU L1 & L2 Cache All processors that can be installed in this motherboard use internal level 1 (L1) and external level 2 (L2) cache memory to improve performance. Leave this item at the default value for better performance.
  • Page 25: Advanced Chipset Features Page

    Enables or disables the display of the EPA logo during boot. Advanced Chipset Features Page These items define critical timing parameters of the motherboard. You should leave the items on this page at their default values unless you are very familiar with the technical specifications of your system hardware.
  • Page 26 Precharge to Active (Trp): This item specifies the the amount of time from a bank precharge request to when it can be activated. It is usually recommended you use the lowest Trp which your RAM and motherboard can run stable with.
  • Page 27 Motherboard Users Guide Read to Precharge (Trtp) This item defines the precharge operation always starts one clock following the Read command, independent of CAS Latancy. Write to Read CMD This item species CMD between a valid write command and the next read com- mand.
  • Page 28 Chapter 3: BIOS Setup Utility AGP Aperture Size This item defines the size of the aperture if you use an AGP graphics adapter. The AGP aperture refers to a section of the PCI memory addres range used for graphics memory. We recommend that you leave this item at default value. AGP 3.0 Mode This item defines the AGP 3.0 mode.
  • Page 29: Integrated Peripherals

    Motherboard Users Guide PCI Master 0 WS Write This item determines whether the chipsets inserts a delay before any writes from the PCI slots. If it is enabled, write requests to the PCI bus are executed immedi- ately (with zero wait states), if the PCI bus is ready to send data.
  • Page 30 F5: Previous Values F6: Fial-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults OnChip SATA Use these items to enable or disable the PCI IDE channels that are integrated on the motherboard. SATA Mode This item defines the onboard SATA mode. IDE DMA transfer access This item allows you to enable the transfer access of the IDE DMA then burst onto the PCI bus and nonburstable transactions do not.
  • Page 31 Motherboard Users Guide Primary/Secondary Master/Slave UDMA Each IDE channel supports a master device and a slave device. This motherboard supports UltraDMA technology, which provides faster access to IDE devices. If you install a device that supports UltraDMA, change the appropriate item on this list to Auto.
  • Page 32 Chapter 3: BIOS Setup Utility Onchip USB Controller This item enables users to enable or disable the onchip USB function, setting it to be USB1.1 or USB2.0 compatible. OnChip EHCI Controller Enable or disable the Onboard EHCI controller. USB Emulation This item enables and disables the USB emulation.
  • Page 33: Power Management Setup Page

    Motherboard Users Guide • UART Mode Select (IrDA): This field enables you to select the infrared communication protocol-Normal (default), IrDA, or ASKIR. • UR2 Duplex Mode (Full): This field is available when UART Mode is set to either ASKIR or IrDA. This item enables you to determine the infrared function of the onboard infrared chip.
  • Page 34 If you want an incoming call on a modem to automatically resume the system from a power saving mode, use this item to specify the interrupt request line (IRQ) that is used by the modem. You might have to connect the fax/modem to the motherboard Wake On Modem.
  • Page 35 Motherboard Users Guide IRQ/Event Activity Detect (Press Enter) Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen: Phonex-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility IRQ/Event Activity Detect PS2KB Wakeup Select [Hot key] Help Item PS2KB Wakeup from S3 [Disabled] Power Button Lock...
  • Page 36 Chapter 3: BIOS Setup Utility PCI Master This item enable or disable hat the system will be waken up by PCI master command. Resume by PCI PME This item specifies whether the system will be awakened from power saving modes when activity or input signal of the specified hardware peripheral or component is detected.
  • Page 37 PnP/PCI Configurations Page These options configure how PnP (Plug and Play) and PCI expansion cards operate in your system. Both the the ISA and PCI buses on the motherboard use system IRQs (Interrup ReQuests) and DMAs (Direct Memory Access). You must set up the IRQ and DMA assignments correctly through the PnP/PCI Configurations Setup utility for the motherboard to work properly.
  • Page 38: Pc Health Status Page

    Chapter 3: BIOS Setup Utility PC Health Status Page On motherboards that support hardware monitoring, this item lets you monitor the parameters for critical voltages, temperatures and fan speeds Phonex-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility PC Health Status Shutdown Temperature C/176 Help Item CPU Vcore 1.08V VDIMM...
  • Page 39: Frequency/Voltage Control Page

    Motherboard Users Guide Frequency/Voltage Control This item enables you to set the clock speed and system bus for your system. The clock speed and system bus are determined by the kind of processor you have installed in your system. Phonex-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility...
  • Page 40: Load Fail-Safe Defaults

    Chapter 3: BIOS Setup Utility Load Fail-Safe Defaults This option opens a dialog box that lets you install fail-safe defaults for all appropriateitems in the Setup Utility: Press <Y> and the <Enter> to install the defaults. Press<N> and then <Enter> to not install the defaults. The fail-safe defaults place no greatdemands on the system and are generally stable.
  • Page 41: Save & Exit Setup

    Motherboard Users Guide Save & Exit Setup Highlight this item and press <Enter> to save the changes that you have made in the Setup Utility and exit the Setup Utility. When the Save and Exit dialog box appears, press <Y> to save and exit, or press <N> to return to the main menu.
  • Page 42: Chapter 4 Software & Applications

    Setup screen automatically pops out, and then you can go on the auto-installing or manual installation depending on your operating system. If your operating system is Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, it will automatically install all the drivers and utilities for your motherboard. Installing Support Software Insert the support CD-ROM disc in the CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 43 Motherboard Users Guide The installation program loads and displays the following screen. Click the Next button. Select the items that you want to setup by clicking on it (the default options are recommended). Click the Next button to proceed. The support software will automatically install.
  • Page 44: Bundled Software Installation

    This utility lets you erase the system BIOS stored on a Flash Memory chip on the motherboard, and lets you copy an updated version of the BIOS to the chip. Proceed with caution when using this program. If you erase the current BIOS and fail to write a new BIOS, or write a new BIOS that is incorrect, your system will malfunction.