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FCC Compliance Statement: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in residential installations. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy, and if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this Eric Lu equipment does cause interference to radio or television equipment reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a) Responsible Party Name: G.B.T. INC. Address: 18305 Valley Blvd., Suite#A LA Puent, CA 91744 Phone/Fax No: (818) 854-9338/ (818) 854-9339 hereby declares that the product Product Name: Mother Board Model Number: GA-7ZXE Conforms to the following specifications: FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Section 15.107(a) and Section 15.109(a), Class B Digital Device Supplementary Information: This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful and (2) this device must accept any inference received, including that may cause undesired operation. ERIC LU Representative Person's Name: Signature: Date: Jul. 26, 2001

-Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna -Move the equipment away from the receiver -Plug the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected -Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions You are cautioned that any change or modifications to the equipment not expressly approve by the party responsible for compliance could void Your authority to operate such equipment. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subjected to the following two conditions 1) this device may not cause harmful interference and 2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Declaration of Conformity
We, Manufacturer/Importer (full address) G.B.T. Technology Trding GMbH Ausschlager Weg 41, 1F, 20537 Hamburg, Germany declare that the product ( description of the apparatus, system, installation to which it refers) Mother Board GA-7ZXE is in conformity with (reference to the specification under which conformity is declared) in accordance with 89/336 EEC-EMC Directive
EN 55011 Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of industrial, scientific and medical (ISM high frequency equipment Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of broadcast receivers and associated equipment Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of household electrical appliances, portable tools and similar electrical apparatus Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of fluorescent lamps and luminaries Immunity from radio interference of broadcast receivers and associated equipment Limits and methods of measurement of radio disturbance characteristics of information technology equipment Cabled distribution systems; Equipment for receiving and/or distribution from sound and television signals EN 61000-3-2* EN60555-2 Disturbances in supply systems caused by household appliances and similar electrical equipment "Harmonics"

EN55013

EN61000-3-3* EN60555-3

Disturbances in supply systems caused by household appliances and similar electrical equipment "Voltage fluctuations"

EN 55014

EN 50081-1

Generic emission standard Part 1: Residual, commercial and light industry Generic immunity standard Part 1: Residual, commercial and light industry Generic emission standard Part 2: Industrial environment

EN 50082-1

EN 55015

EN 55081-2

EN 55020

EN 55082-2

Generic immunity standard Part 2: Industrial environment

EN 55022

ENV 55104

Immunity requirements for household appliances tools and similar apparatus

DIN VDE 0855 part 10 part 12

EN 50091- 2

EMC requirements for uninterruptible power systems (UPS)

CE marking

(EC conformity marking) The manufacturer also declares the conformity of above mentioned product with the actual required safety standards in accordance with LVD 73/23 EEC

EN 60065

Safety requirements for mains operated electronic and related apparatus for household and similar general use Safety of household and similar electrical appliances

EN 60950

Safety for information technology equipment including electrical business equipment

EN 60335

EN 50091-1

General and Safety requirements for uninterruptible power systems (UPS)

Manufacturer/Importer Signature
(Stamp)

:

Rex Lin
Rex Lin

Date :

Jul.26, 2001

Name

:

7ZXE
AMD Athlon /Duron Socket A Processor Motherboard
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USER'S MANUAL

AMD AthlonTM/DuronTM Socket A Processor Motherboard REV. 1.1 First Edition 12ME-7ZXE-1101

How This Manual Is Organized
This manual is divided into the following sections: 1) Revision History 2) Item Checklist 3) Features 4) Installation Guide 5) Performance & Block Diagram 6) Suspend to RAM 7) Q-Flash BIOS Utility 8) @BIOS
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Manual revision information Product item list Product information & specification Instructions on CPU & Memory installation Product performance & block diagram Suspend to RAM introduction Q-Flash BIOS utility introduction
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& EasyTuneIII

@BIOS

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& EasyTuneIII

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introduction

9) BIOS Setup 10) Technical Support /RMA Sheet 11) Appendix

Instructions on setting up the BIOS software Document equipment used for after sales service General reference

Table Of Content
Revision History Item Checklist Features Summary 7ZXE Motherboard Layout Installation Guide Page Index For Connectors / Panel and Jumper Definition Performance List Block Diagram Suspend To RAM Introduction Q-Flash BIOS Utility Introduction @BIOS
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P.1 P.2 P.3 P.4 P.6 P.12 P.24 P.25 P.26 P.32 P.34 P.35 P.37 P.67 P.68

Introduction
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EasyTuneIII

Introduction

Page Index for BIOS Setup Technical Support /RMA Sheet Appendix

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Revision History
Revision 1.01 1.1 Revision Note Initial release of the 7ZXE motherboard user's manual. Initial release of the 7ZXE motherboard user's manual. Date Aug. 2001 Sep. 2001

The author assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions that may appear in this document nor does the author make a commitment to update the information contained herein. Third-party brands and names are the property of their respective owners. Please do not remove any labels on motherboard, this may void the warranty of this motherboard.

Sep.5, 2001 Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C

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Item Checklist

Item Checklist
The 7ZXE motherboard Cable for IDE / floppy device Diskettes or CD (VUCD) for motherboard driver & utility 7ZXE user's manual

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Features Summary
Form Factor CPU Chipset 30.4 cm x 18.3 cm ATX size form factor, 4 layers PCB. AMD AthlonTM/DuronTM (K7) Socket A Processor FSB 200/266MHz, 256K/64K L2 cache on die Supports 600MHz ~ 1.5GHz and faster Apollo KT133A, consisting of: VT8363A Memory/AGP/PCI Controller (PAC) VT82C686B PCI Super-I/O Integrated Peripheral Controller (PSIPC)
ICS 94236AF

Clock Generator Memory

I/O Control Slots On-Board IDE

On-Board Peripherals

Hardware Monitor PS/2 Connector On-Board Sound BIOS Additional Features

3 168-pin DIMM sockets Supports PC-100 / PC-133 SDRAM and VCM SDRAM Supports up to 1.5GB DRAM Supports only 3.3V SDRAM DIMM VT82C686B 1 AGP slot supports 4X mode & AGP 2.0 compliant 5 PCI slots supports 33MHz & PCI 2.2 compliant Supports UDMA 33/ATA 66/ATA 100 IDE & ATAPI CD-ROM 2 IDE bus master (UDMA 33 / ATA 66 / ATA 100) IDE ports for up to 4 ATAPI devices 1 floppy port supports 2 FDD with 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88M bytes 1 parallel ports supports Normal/EPP/ECP mode 2 serial ports (COM A & COM B) 4 USB ports 1 IrDA connector for IR System voltage detect PS/2 Keyboard interface and PS/2 Mouse interface AC'97 CODEC Line In/Line Out/Mic In/F/CD In/Game Port Licensed AMI BIOS, 2M bit flash ROM Support Wake-On-LAN Includes 2 fan power connectors Poly fuse for keyboard over-current protection Support @BIOSTM and EasyTuneIIITM

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7ZXE Motherboard Layout

7ZXE(Rev. 1.01) Motherboard Layout
USB_ON RAM_LED F_PANEL

PS/2 USB1

ATX POWER

PWR_FAN

STR_EN

COM A

COM B

LPT

GAME & AUDIO

CPU_FAN CD_IN

VT8363A IDE1 IDE2
USB2 SYS_FAN

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DIMM2 DIMM1 DIMM3

AC'97

AGP 1
CLK_JP

PCI1

Clock Generator

SPDIF

PCI2

VT82C 686B
WOL

PCI3

PCI4
BIOS

BAT1
PCI5

IR

ISA 1

4

FLOPPY

Socket A CPU

STR_LED

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7ZXE Motherboard Layout
PS/2
USB_ON

ATX POWER
STR_EN

USB1

COM A

COM B

LPT

GAME & AUDIO

CPU_FAN CD_IN

VT8363A IDE1 IDE2
SYS_FAN USB2 F_PANEL

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DIMM2 DIMM1 DIMM3

AC'97

AGP 1
CLK_JP

PCI1

Clock Generator

PCI2

VT82C 686B
WOL

PCI3

PCI4
BIOS

BAT1
PCI5

IR

5

FLOPPY

Socket A CPU

STR_LED

RAM_LED

Installation Guide

Installation Guide
Getting Started WARNING!
Computer motherboards and expansion cards contain very delicate Integrated Circuit (IC) chips. To protect them against damage from static electricity, you should follow some precautions whenever you work on your computer. Unplug your computer when working on the inside. Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components. If you do not have one, touch both of your hands to a safely grounded object or to a metal object, such as the power supply case. Hold components by the edges and try not touch the IC chips, leads or connectors, or other components. Place components on a grounded antistatic pad or on the bag that came with the components whenever the components are separated from the system. Ensure that the ATX power supply is switched off before you plug in or remove the ATX power connector on the motherboard.

1. 2.

3. 4. 5.

Installing the motherboard to the chassis...
If the motherboard has mounting holes, but they don't line up with the holes on the base and there are no slots to attach the spacers, do not become alarmed you can still attach the spacers to the mounting holes. Just cut the bottom portion of the spacers (the spacer may be a little hard to cut off, so be careful of your hands). In this way you can still attach the motherboard to the base without worrying about short circuits. Sometimes you may need to use the plastic springs to isolate the screw from the motherboard PCB surface, because the circuit wire may be near by the hole. Be careful, don't let the screw contact any printed circuit write or parts on the PCB that are near the fixing hole, otherwise it may damage the board or cause board malfunctioning.

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To set up your computer, you must complete the following steps: Step 1 - Set system jumpers Step 2- Install the Central Processing Unit (CPU) Step 3-Install memory modules Step 4-Install expansion cards Step 5-Connect ribbon cables, cabinet wires, and power supply Step 6-Set up BIOS software Step 7-Install supporting software tools

Step 2

Step 3

Step 5 Step 5

Step 1

Step 4

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Installation Guide

CPU Installation
The system bus speed is selectable at 100MHz& 133MHz. The user can select the system bus speed by Jumper "CLK_JP".

CPU CLK Frequency CLK_JP

100MHz 2-3 Close

133MHz 1-2 Close
CLK_JP

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CPU Installation
Please make sure the CPU should be supported to the motherboard.

CPU Top View

CPU Bottom View

Socket Actuation Lever

Blank
1.Pull the lever out and lift it up. 2.The notched corner should be orientated toward the blank space on the socket nearest the lever. The CPU will only fit in the orientation as shown.

CPU Heat Sink Installation: Beware: Please check that the heat sink is in good contact with the CPU before you turn on your system. The poor contact will cause over heat, and might cause damage to your processor!

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3.Align CPU and insert it (Please refer to your heatsink installation manual for application of thermal grease to provide better heat conduction between your CPU and heatsink.)

4.Use compliant fan approved by AMD.

5.Hook one end of the cooler bracket to the CPU socket. 6. Hook the other end of the cooler bracket to the CPU socket. (Please refer to the cooler's installation manual for detailed installation steps)

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Memory Installation
The motherboard has 3 dual inline memory module (DIMM) sockets support 6 banks. The BIOS will automatically detects memory type and size. To install the memory module, just push it vertically into the DIMM Slot .The DIMM module can only fit in one direction due to the two notch. Memory size can vary between sockets.

SDRAM

1. The DIMM slot has two notch, so the DIMM 2. Insert the DIMM memory module vertically memory module can only fit in one direction. into the DIMM slot. Then push it down. 3. Close the plastic clip at both edges of the DIMM slots to lock the DIMM module. Reverse the installation steps when you wish to remove the DIMM module. Install memory in any combination table: DIMM DIMM 1 DIMM 2 DIMM 3 168-pin SDRAM DIMM Modules Supports 16 / 32 / 64 / 128 / 256 / 512 MB Supports 16 / 32 / 64 / 128 / 256 / 512 MB Supports 16 / 32 / 64 /128 / 256 / 512 MB X 1 pcs X 1 pcs X 1 pcs

Total System Memory (Max 1.5GB)

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Page Index for Connectors/Panel and Jumper Definition Connectors ATX Power COM A / COM B / LPT Port CD_IN (CD Audio Line In) CPU_FAN (CPU Fan) Floppy Port Game & Audio Port IDE 1(Primary) / IDE 2(Secondary) Port IR (IR) PS/2 Keyboard & PS/2 Mouse Connector PWR_FAN (Power Fan) SYS_FAN (System Fan) STR_LED /RAM LED SPDIF USB 1 Connector USB 2 Connector WOL (Wake On LAN) Panel and Jumper Definition BAT1 (Battery) F_PANEL (2x11 Pins Jumper) STR_EN USB_ON (USB Device Wake Up Selection)

Page P.13 P.16 P.13 P.18 P.15 P.17 P.13 P.17 P.19 P.15 P.20 P.16 P.19 P.20 P.14 P.14 P.18 P.21 P.23 P.21 P.22 P.22

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Connectors
Game & Audio Port

Game Port

Line Out 1 Line In

MIC In

Please note: This motherboard supports standard audio port and game port. After install onboard audio driver. you may connector speaker to line out jack, micro phone to MIC in jack Device like CD-ROM , walkman etc can be connected to line-in jack.

COM A / COM B / LPT Port
LPT Port

COM A

COM B

Please note: This mainboard supports 2 standard COM ports and 1 LPT port. Device like printer can be connected to LPT port, mouse and modem etc can be connected to COM ports.

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Connectors

USB 1 Connector

1 2 3 4

5 67 8

Pin No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Definition USB V0 USB D0USB D0+ GND USB V1 USB D1USB D1+ GND

Please note: Before you connect your device(s) into USB connector(s), please make sure your device(s) such as USB keyboard, mouse, scanner, zip, speaker..etc. have a standard USB interface. Also make sure your OS (Win 95 w/ USB supperment, Win98, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Win NT w/ SP 6) supports USB controller. If your OS does not support USB controller, please contact OS venders for possible patch or driver upgrade. For more information please contact your OS or device(s) venders.

USB 2 Connector
Pin No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Definition +5V GND USB D2NC USB D2+ USB D3+ NC USB D3GND +5V

2 1

10 9

Please note: Be careful with the polarity of the front panel USB connector. Check the pin assignment while you connect the front panel USB cable. Please contact your nearest dealer for optional front panel USB cable.

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PS/2 Keyboard & PS/2 Mouse Connector
PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard Pin No. Definition 1 Data 5 6 2 NC 3 4 3 GND 4 VCC(+5V) 1 2 5 Clock PS/2 Keyboard 6 NC PS/2 Mouse
Please note: This mainboard supports standard PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse interface connector.

CPU_FAN: CPU Fan

1 Pin No. Definition 1 GND 2 +12V 3 SENSE
Please note, a proper installation of the CPU cooler is essential to prevent the CPU from running under abnormal condition or damaged by overheating. The CPU fan connector supports Max. current up to 600mA .

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Connectors

SYS_FAN: System Fan

1

Pin No. Definition 1 GND 2 +12V 3 SENSE

ATX Power
20 10 11 1

Please note: AC power cord should only be connected to your power supply unit after ATX power cable and other related devices are firmly connected to the mainboard.

Pin No. 3,5,7,13, 15-17 1,2,11 4,6,19,20 10 12 18 8 9 14

Definition GND 3.3V VCC +12V -12V -5V Power Good 5V SB (stand by+5V) PS-ON (Soft On/Off)

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Floppy Port

Red Line FDD1

IDE1 (Primary), IDE2 (Secondary) Port

Red Line IDE 1 IDE 2

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Connectors

CD_IN: CD Audio Line In (Optional)

1 Pin No. 1 2 3 4 Definition CD-L GND GND CD-R

WOL: Wake On LAN (Optional)
1

Pin No. Definition 1 +5V SB 2 GND 3 Signal

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IR: IR
1 Pin No. Definition 1 VCC (+5V) 2 NC 3 IR Data Input 4 GND 5 IR Data Output
Please note: Be careful with the polarity of the IR connector while you connect the IR. Please contact you nearest dealer for optional IR device

STR_LED: STR LED Connector & DIMM LED

+

1 STR LED Connector External

Please note: Do not remove memory modules while DIMM LED is on. It might cause short or other unexpected damages due to the 3.3V stand by voltage. Remove memory modules only when STR function is disabled by jumper and AC Power cord is disconnected.

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Connectors

SPDIF:SPDIF (Optional)

1

Pin No. Definition 1 VCC 2 SPDIF OUT 3 GND

Please note: The SPDIF output is capable of providing digital audio to external speakers or compressed AC3 data to an external Dolby Digital Decoder. Use this feature only when your stereo system has digital output function.

PWR_FAN: Power Fan (Optional)

1 Pin No. Definition 1 GND 2 +12V 3 NC

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Panel And Jumper Definition
F_PANEL: 2x11 Pins Jumper
GD 1

RE PW

1
SPK

HD GN

1

GN (Green Switch) GD (Green LED) HD (IDE Hard Disk Active LED) SPK (Speaker Connector) RE (Reset Switch) P+P-P-(Power LED) PW (Soft Power Connector)

Open: Normal Operation Close: Entering Green Mode Pin 1: LED anode(+) Pin 2: LED cathode(-) Pin 1: LED anode(+) Pin 2: LED cathode(-) Pin 1: VCC(+) Pin 2- Pin 3: NC Pin 4: Data(-) Open: Normal Operation Close: Reset Hardware System Pin 1: LED anode(+) Pin 2: LED cathode(-) Pin 3: LED cathode(-) Open: Normal Operation Close: Power On/Off

Please note, Please connect the power LED, PC speaker, reset switch and power switch etc of your chassis front panel to the front panel jumper according to the pin assignment above.

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P-P- P+

1

Panel and Jumper Definition

USB_ON: USB Device Wake up Selection

1
Normal (Default)

1
Enable

Pin No. 1-2 close 2-3 close

Definition USB Device Wakeup Enabled Normal (Default)

Please note: To use "USB Dev Wakeup from S3~S5" function, set BIOS setting "USB Dev Wake up from S3~S5" to ENABLED and enable jumpers "STR_EN" & "USB_ON". *(Power on the computer and as soon as memory counting starts, press . You will enter BIOS Setup. Select the item "POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP", then select "USB Dev Wake up from S3~S5". Remember to save the setting by pressing "ESC" and choose the "SAVE & EXIT SETUP" option.)

STR_EN: STR Enable
1 1

Enable

Disable (Default)

Pin No. 1-2 Close 2-3 Close

Definition STR Enable STR Disable(Default)

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BAT1: Battery
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CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions.

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Performance List

Performance List
The following performance data list is the testing results of some popular benchmark testing programs. These data are just referred by users, and there is no responsibility for different testing data values gotten by users. (The different Hardware & Software configuration will result in different benchmark testing results.)

CPU DRAM CACHE SIZE DISPLAY STORAGE O.S. DRIVER
Processor

AMD Athlon 1400MHz, AMD Duron 950MHz (128x1) MB RAM (PQI PC166 MP6828UMR-T6863 0205-A57) 384 KB included in Athlon GV-GF3000D Onboard IDE (Quantum AS30000AT 30GB) Windows 2000 + SP2 Display Driver at 1024 x 768 x 64k colors 75Hz. VUCD ver.1.8 AMD AthlonTM 1400MHz (266x5.25) 1400.04 266.67 3905/1907 7885/8757 22119 500/582 14.97 22.85 6.313 19.04 13.98 53.16 63.8 47.5 5285 AMD Duron 950MHz (200x4.75) 950.03 200.01 2649/1296 5348/5939 20832 469/573 14.94 19.24 5.244 17.12 11.27 60.01 48.7 35.3 4501
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TM

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/ 192 KB included in DuronTM

WCPUID 2.8 Clock Frequency Internal MHz External MHz SiSoft Sandra 20001 CPU/FPU Benchmark CPU Multi-Media Benchmark Drivers Benchmark Memory Benchmark SPECviewperf 6.12 Pro CDRS-03 MedMCAD-01 Light-04 DX-06 DRV-07CPU Awadvs-04 Winstone 2001 CC Winstone 2001 Business Winstore 2001 3D Mark 2001 1.0

If you wish to maximize the performance of your system, please refer to the detail on P.46
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Block Diagram
AMD-K7
AGP 2X/4X System Bus 100/133MHz AGPCLK (66MHz)
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CPUCLK (100/133MHz)

VT8363A

100/133MHz

3.3V SDRAM
HCLK (100/133MHz)

AGPCLK (66MHz)

PCI Bus 33MHz

33MHz 14.318MHz 48MHz

VT82C 686B

AC97 CODEC LPT PS/2 Floppy Port Game Port 4 USB Ports

5 PCI

PCI (33MHz)

COM Ports ATA66/100 IDE Channels

AGPCLK (66MHz) PCI (33MHz) 48MHz 14.318MHz 33MHz

HCLK (100/133MHz)

ICS 94236AF

AGPCLK (66MHz) CPUCLK (100/133MHz)

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Suspend to RAM Installation

Suspend To RAM Installation
A.1 Introduce STR function:
Suspend-to-RAM (STR) is a Windows 98/ME/2000 ACPI sleep mode function. When recovering from STR (S3) sleep mode, the system is able, in just a few seconds, to retrieve the last "state" of the system before it went to sleep and recover to that state. The "state" is stored in memory (RAM) before the system goes to sleep. During STR sleep mode, your system uses only enough energy to maintain critical information and system functions, primarily the system state and the ability to recognize various "wake up" triggers or signals, respectively.

A.2 STR function Installation
Please use the following steps to complete the STR function installation. Step-By-Step Setup Step 1: To utilize the STR function, the system must be in Windows 98/ME/2000 ACPI mode. Putting Windows 98/ME/2000 into ACPI mode is fairly easy. Setup with Windows Installation CD-title: A. B. C. Insert the Windows ME (98/2000) into your CD-ROM drive, select Start, and then run. Type (without quotes) "D:\setup" in the window provided. Hit the enter key or click OK. After setup completes, remove the CD, and reboot your system (This manual assumes that your CD-ROM device drive letter is D:).

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Step 2: (If you want to use STR Function, please set jumper "STR_EN" Pin1-2 (Closed.)

1

1

Enable

Disable (Default)

Pin No. 1-2 Close 2-3 Close

Definition STR Enable STR Disable(Default)

Step 3: Power on the computer and as soon as memory counting starts, press . You will enter BIOS Setup. Select the item "POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP", then select "ACPI Sleep Type : S3 /STR". Remember to save the settings by pressing "ESC" and choose the "SAVE & EXIT SETUP" option. Congratulation! You have completed the installation and now can use the STR function.

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Suspend to RAM Introduction

A.3 How to put your system into STR mode? (For example : Windows ME)
1. There are two ways to accomplish this: Choose the "Stand by" item in the "Shut Down Windows" area. A. Press the "Start" button and then select "Shut Down"

B. Choose the "Stand by" item and press "OK"

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2.

Define the system "power on" button to initiate STR sleep mode: A. Double click "My Computer" and then "Control Panel"

B. Double click the " Power Management" item.

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C. Select the "Advanced" tab and "Standby" mode in Power Buttons.

D. Restart your computer to complete setup. Now when you want to enter STR sleep mode, just momentarily press the "Power on" button.

A.4 How to recover from the STR sleep mode?
There are four ways to "wake up" the system: 1. 2. 3. 4. Press the "Power On" button. Use the "Resume by Alarm" function. Use the "Wake On LAN" function. Use the "USB Device Wake Up" function.

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A.5 Notices :
1. In order for STR to function properly, several hardware and software requirements must be satisfied: A. Your ATX power supply must comply with the ATX 2.01 specification (provide more than 720 mA 5V Stand-By current).

2.

B. Your SDRAM must be PC-100 compliant. Jumper "STR_LED" is provided to connect to the STR LED in your system chassis. [Some chassis may not provide this feature.] The STR LED will be illuminated when your system is in STR sleep mode.

+

1 STR LED Connector External

Please note: Do not remove memory modules while DIMM LED is on. It might cause short or other unexpected damages due to the 3.3V stand by voltage. Remove memory modules only when STR function is disabled by jumper and AC Power cord is disconnected.

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Q-Flash BIOS Utility Introduction

Q- Flash BIOS Utility Introduction
A. What's Q Flash BIOS Utility??
Q-Flash utility is a pre-O.S. BIOS flash utility enables users to update its BIOS within BIOS mode, no more fooling around any OS. B.

How to use Q-Flash BIOS Utility ?

a. BIOS CMOS setup Screen, Pressing immediately enters BIOS Flash Utility.
AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY VERSION 1.24f (C) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved STANDARD CMOS SETUP BIOS FEATURES SETUP CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP PNP / PCI CONFIGURATION LOAD FAIL -SAFE DEFAULTS LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS HARDWARE MONITOR & MISC SETUP SUPERVISOR PASSWORD USER PASSWORD IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION SAVE & EXIT SETUP EXIT WITHOUT SAVING

Enter BIOS Flash Utility (Y/N)? Y ESC: Quit : Select Item (Shift)F2 : Change Color F5: Old Values F6: Fail-Safe Values F7: Optimized Values F8 : Flash Utility F10:Save & Exit
Time, Date , Hard Disk Type...

b. AMI Q-Flash BIOS Utility AMI BIOS Flash Utility V1.02

Boot From............................. Main BIOS Main ROM Type..................... SST 39SF020

Load BIOS from Floppy

Enter : Run

: Move

ESC : Reset

F10 : Power Off

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c.In the A:drive, insert the "BIOS" diskette, then Press Enter to Run. d.Input BIOS file name in the text box. Press "Enter".

Load XXX.XX

Where XXX.XX is name of the BIOS file.

AreLoadsure to COPY BIOS? you XXX.XX [Enter] to Continue Or [Esc] to abort..

Load BIOS Completed Pass !! !! COPY XXX.XX Please press any key to continue

Congratulation! You have completed the flashed and now can restart system.

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@BIOS Introduction

@BIOSTM Introduction
Gigabyte announces @BIOSTM Windows BIOS live update utility

Have you ever updated BIOS by yourself? Or like many other people, you just know what BIOS is, but always hesitate to update it? Because you think updating newest BIOS is unnecessary and actually you don't know how to update it. Maybe not like others, you are very experienced in BIOS updating and spend quite a lot of time to do it. But of course you don't like to do it too much. First, download different BIOS from website and then switch the operating system to DOS mode. Secondly, use different flash utility to update BIOS. The above process is not a interesting job. Besides, always be carefully to store the BIOS source code correctly in your disks as if you update the wrong BIOS, it will be a nightmare. Certainly, you wonder why motherboard vendors could not just do something right to save your time and effort and save you from the lousy BIOS updating work? Here it comes! Now Gigabyte announces @BIOSTM--the first Windows BIOS live update utility. This is a smart BIOS update software. It could help you to download the BIOS from internet and update it. Not like the other BIOS update software, it's a Windows utility. With the help of "@BIOSTM', BIOS updating is no more than a click. Besides, no matter which mainboard you are using, if it's a Gigabyte's product*, @BIOSTM help you to maintain the BIOS. This utility could detect your correct mainboard model and help you to choose the BIOS accordingly. It then downloads the BIOS from the nearest Gigabyte ftp site automatically. There are several different choices; you could use "Internet Update" to download and update your BIOS directly. Or you may want to keep a backup for your current BIOS, just choose "Save Current BIOS" to save it first. You make a wise choice to use Gigabyte, and @BIOSTM update your BIOS smartly. You are now worry free from updating wrong BIOS, and capable to maintain and manage your BIOS easily. Again, Gigabyte's innovative product erects a milestone in mainboard industries. For such a wonderful software, how much it costs? Impossible! It's free! Now, if you buy a Gigabyte's motherboard, you could find this amazing software in the attached driver CD. But please remember, connected to internet at first, then you could have a internet BIOS update from your Gigabyte @BIOSTM.
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EasyTuneIIITM Introduction
Gigabyte announces EasyTuneIIITM Windows overdrive utility
"Overdrive" might be one of the most common issues in computer field. But have many users ever tried it? The answer is probably "no". Because "overdrive" is thought to be very difficult and includes a lot of technical know-how, sometimes "overdrive" is even considered as special skills found only in some enthusiasts.

But as to the experts in "overdrive", what's the truth? They may spend quite a lot of time and money to study, try and use many different hardware and software tools to do "overdrive". And even with these technologies, they still learn that it's quite a risk because the safety and stability of an "overdrive" system is unknown. Now everything is different because of a Windows overdrive utility EasyTuneIIITM--announced by Gigabyte. This utility has totally changed the gaming rule of "overdrive". This is the first overdrive utility suitable for both normal and power users. Users can choose either "Easy Mode" or "Advanced Mode" to run "overdrive" at their convenience. For users who choose "Easy Mode", they just need to click "Auto Optimize" to have auto and immediate CPU overclocking. This software will then overdrive CPU speed automatically with the result being shown in the control panel. If someone prefers to "overdrive" by oneself, there is also another choice. Click "Advanced Mode" to enjoy "sport drive" class overclocking. In "Advanced Mode", one can change the system bus speed in small increments to get ultimate system performance. And no matter which mainboard is used, if it's a Gigabyte's product*, EasyTuneIIITM helps to perform the best of system. Besides, different from other traditional over-clocking methods, EasyTuneIIITM doesn't require users to change neither BIOS nor hardware switch/ jumper setting; on the other hand, they can do "overdrive" at only one click. Therefore, this is a safer way for "overdrive" as nothing is changed on software or hardware. If user runs EasyTuneIIITM over system's limitation, the biggest lost is only to restart the computer again and the side effect is then well controlled. Moreover, if one well-performed system speed been tested in EasyTuneIIITM, user can "Save" this bus speed and "Load" it in next time. Obviously, Gigabyte EasyTuneIIITM has already turned the "overdrive" technology toward to a newer generation.
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This wonderful software is now free bundled in Gigabyte motherboard attached driver CD. Users may make a test drive of "EasyTuneIIITM" to find out more amazing features by themselves. For further technical information, please link to: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw Note: For the latest version of EasyTuneIIITM, please visit our website.

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Page Index for BIOS Setup The Main Menu Standard CMOS Setup BIOS Features Setup Chipset Features Setup Power Management Setup PNP/ PCI Configuration Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Integrated Peripherals Hardware Monitor & MISC Setup Supervisor Password / User Password IDE HDD Auto Detection Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving

Page P.39 P.41 P.44 P.46 P.50 P.53 P.56 P.57 P.58 P.62 P.63 P.64 P.65 P.66

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BIOS Setup
BIOS Setup is an overview of the BIOS Setup Program. The program that allows users to modify the basic system configuration. This type of information is stored in battery-backed CMOS RAM so that it retains the Setup information when the power is turned off.

ENTERING SETUP
Power ON the computer and press immediately will allow you to enter Setup.

CONTROL KEYS
<> <> <> <> Move to previous item Move to next item Move to the item in the left hand Move to the item in the right hand Main Menu - Quit and not save changes into CMOS Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu - Exit current page and return to Main Menu Increase the numeric value or make changes Decrease the numeric value or make changes General help, only for Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu Reserved Reserved Reserved Restore the previous CMOS values Load the file-safe default CMOS value from BIOS default table Load the Setup Defaults Reserved Reserved Save all the CMOS changes, only for Main Menu

<+/PgUp> <-/PgDn>

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GETTING HELP
Main Menu The on-line description of the highlighted setup function is displayed at the bottom of the screen. Status Page Setup Menu / Option Page Setup Menu Press F1 to pop up a small help window that describes the appropriate keys to use and the possible selections for the highlighted item. To exit the Help Window press .

The Main Menu (For Example BIOS Version:7ZXE.F2e)
Once you enter AMI BIOS CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu (Figure 1) will appear on the screen. The Main Menu allows you to select from nine setup functions and two exit choices. Use arrow keys to select among the items and press to accept or enter the sub-menu.
AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY VERSION 1.24g (C) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved STANDARD CMOS SETUP BIOS FEATURES SETUP CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP PNP / PCI CONFIGURATION LOAD FAIL -SAFE DEFAULTS LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS HARDWARE MONITOR & MISC SETUP SUPERVISOR PASSWORD USER PASSWORD IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION SAVE & EXIT SETUP EXIT WITHOUT SAVING

ESC: Quit : Select Item (Shift)F2 : Change Color F5: Old Values F6: Fail-Safe Values F7: Optimized Values F8 : Flash Utility F10:Save & Exit Time, Date , Hard Disk Type...

Figure 1: Main Menu

Standard CMOS Setup
This setup page includes all the items in standard compatible BIOS.

BIOS Features Setup
This setup page includes all the items of AMI special enhanced features.

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Chipset Features Setup
This setup page includes all the items of chipset special features.

Power Management Setup
This setup page includes all the items of Green function features.

PNP/PCI Configurations
This setup page includes all the configurations of PCI & PnP ISA resources.

Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Fail-Safe Defaults option loads preset system parameter values to set the system in its most stable configurations.

Load Optimized Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults option loads preset system parameter values to set the system in its highest performance configurations

Integrated Peripherals
This setup page includes all onboard peripherals.

Hardware Monitor & MISC Setup
This setup page is auto detect fan and temperature status.

Supervisor password
Change, set, or disable password. It allows you to limit access to the system and Setup, or just to Setup.

User password
Change, set, or disable password. It allows you to limit access to the system.

IDE HDD auto detection
Automatically configure hard disk parameters.

Save & Exit Setup
Save CMOS value settings to CMOS and exit setup.

Exit Without Saving
Abandon all CMOS value changes and exit setup.

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Standard CMOS Setup
The items in Standard CMOS Features Menu (Figure 2) are divided into 9 categories. Each category includes no, one or more than one setup items. Use the arrows to highlight the item and then use the or keys to select the value you want in each item.
AMIBIOS SETUP STANDARD CMOS SETUP ( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved Date (mm/dd/yyyy) : Wed Jan 17, 2001 Time (hh/mm/ss) : 10:36:24 TYPE SIZE CYLS Pri Master Pri Slave Sec Master Sec Slave : : : : Auto Auto Auto Auto Base Memory : 640 Kb Other Memory: 384 Kb Extended Memory: 127Mb Total Memory: 128Mb ESC : Exit : Select Item PU/PD/+/ : Modify (Shift)F2 : Color

HEAD

PRECOMP LANDZ SECTOR

MODE

Floppy Drive A: 1.44 MB 3 Floppy Drive B: Not Installed Boot Sector Virus Protection : Disabled Month: Jan Dec Day: 01 31 Year : 1990 2099

Figure 2: Standard CMOS Setup

Date
The date format is , . Week Month Day Year The week, from Sun to Sat, determined by the BIOS and is display-only The month, Jan. Through Dec. The day, from 1 to 31 (or the maximum allowed in the month) The year, from 1990 through 2099

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Time
The times format in . The time is calculated base on the 24-hour military-time clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00.

Primary Master, Slave / Secondary Master, Slave
The category identifies the types of hard disk from drive C to F that has been installed in the computer. There are two types: auto type, and user definable type. User type is user-definable; Auto type which will automatically detect HDD type. Note that the specifications of your drive must match with the drive table. The hard disk will not work properly if you enter improper information for this category. If you select User Type, related information will be asked to enter to the following items. Enter the information directly from the keyboard and press . Such information should be provided in the documentation form your hard disk vendor or the system manufacturer. CYLS. Number of cylinders HEADS number of heads PRECOMP write precomp LANDZONE Landing zone SECTORS number of sectors If a hard disk has not been installed select NONE and press .

Floppy Drive A / Drive B
The category identifies the types of floppy disk drive A or drive B that has been installed in the computer. None 360K, 5.25 in. 1.2M, 5.25 in. 720K, 3.5 in. 1.44M, 3.5 in. 2.88M, 3.5 in. No floppy drive installed 5.25 inch PC-type standard drive; 360K byte capacity. 5.25 inch AT-type high-density drive; 1.2M byte capacity (3.5 inch when 3 Mode is Enable). 3.5 inch double-sided drive; 720K byte capacity 3.5 inch double-sided drive; 1.44M byte capacity. 3.5 inch double-sided drive; 2.88M byte capacity.

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Boot Sector Virus Protection
If it is set to enable, the category will flash on the screen when there is any attempt to write to the boot sector or partition table of the hard disk drive. The system will halt and the following error message will appear in the mean time. You can run anti-virus program to locate the problem. Enabled Activate automatically when the system boots up causing a warning message to appear when anything attempts to access the boot sector or hard disk partition table No warning message to appear when anything attempts to access the boot sector or hard disk partition table. (Default Value)

Disabled

Memory
The category is display-only which is determined by POST (Power On Self Test) of the BIOS.

Base Memory
The POST of the BIOS will determine the amount of base (or conventional) memory installed in the system. The value of the base memory is typically 512 K for systems with 512 K memory installed on the motherboard, or 640 K for systems with 640 K or more memory installed on the motherboard.

Extended Memory
The BIOS determines how much extended memory is present during the POST. This is the amount of memory located above 1 MB in the CPU's memory address map.

Other Memory
This refers to the memory located in the 640 K to 1024 K address space. This is memory that can be used for different applications. DOS uses this area to load device drivers to keep as much base memory free for application programs. Most use for this area is Shadow RAM.

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BIOS Features Setup
AMIBIOS SETUP BIOS FEATURES SETUP ( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved 1st Boot Device Floppy 2nd Boot Device IDE-0 3rd Boot Device CDROM S.M.A.R.T. for Hard Disks Disabled BootUp Num-Lock On Floppy Drive Seek Enabled Password Check Setup

: Select Item ESC: Quit F1 : Help PU/PD+/-/ : Modify F5 : Old Values (Shift)F2:Color F6 : Load Fail-Safe F8:Flash Utility F7 : Load Optimized

Figure 3: BIOS Features Setup

1st / 2nd / 3rd Boot Device
Floppy ZIP A: / LS-120 CDROM SCSI NETWORK IDE-0~IDE-3 Disabled USB FDD ATAPI ZIP C: Boot Device by Floppy. Boot Device by ZIP A: / LS-120. Boot Device by CDROM. Boot Device by SCSI. Boot Device by NETWORK. Boot Device by IDE-0~IDE-3. Boot Device by Disabled. Boot Device by USB FDD. Boot Device by ATAPI ZIP C:.

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S.M.A.R.T. for Hard Disks
Enabled Disabled Enable S.M.A.R.T. Hard for Disks. Disable S.M.A.R.T. Hard for Disks. (Default Value)

Boot Up Num-Lock
On Off Keypad is number keys. (Default Value) Keypad is arrow keys.

Floppy Drive Seek
During POST, BIOS will determine if the floppy disk drive installed is 40 or 80 tracks. 360 type is 40 tracks while 720 , 1.2 and 1.44 are all 80 tracks. Enabled BIOS searches for floppy disk drive to determine if it is 40 or 80 tracks. Note that BIOS can not tell from 720, 1.2 or 1.44 drive type as they are all 80 tracks. (Default Value) BIOS will not search for the type of floppy disk drive by track number. Note that there will not be any warning message if the drive installed is 360.

Disabled

Password Check
Setup Always Set Password Check to Setup. (Default Value) Set Password Check to Always.

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Chipset Features Setup
AMIBIOS SETUP CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP ( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved *********DRAM Timing*** SDRAM Command Drive Top Performance Disabled Memory Address Drive DRAM Frequency 100MHz CAS# Drive SDRAM CAS# Latency 3 RAS# Drive AGP Fast Write AGP Mode AGP Comp. Driving Manual AGP Comp. Driving AGP Aperture Size PCI Delay Transaction USB Controller USB Legacy Support USB Port 64/60 Emulation BIOS Flash Protection DRAM Drive Strength MD Bus Strength CAS Bus Strength Delay DRAM Read Latch Memory Data Drive Disabled 4X Auto DB 64MB Enabled All USB Port Disabled Disabled Auto Auto High High 1.0ns 8 mA

24 mA 24 mA 12 mA 24 mA

ESC: Quit : Select Item F1 : Help PU/PD+/-/ : Modify F5 :Old Values (Shift)F2:Color F6 : Load Fail-Safe F8: Flash Utility F7 : Load Optimized

Figure 4: Chipset Features Setup

Top Performance
If you wish to maximize the performance of your system, set "Top Performance" as "Enabled". Disabled Enabled Top Performance Disable. (Default Value) Top Performance Enable.

DRAM Frequency
Auto 100MHz 133MHz Set DRAM Frequency to Auto. Set DRAM Frequency to 100MHz. (Default Value) Set DRAM Frequency to 133MHz.

SDRAM CAS# Latency
2 3 Auto For Fastest SDRAM DIMM module. For Slower SDRAM DIMM module. (Default Value) Detect SDRAM CAS# Latency by SPD.

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AGP Fast Write
Enabled Disabled Enable this function only if the AGP Card support Fast Write Function. (Enable this function can increase AGP performance). Disable this function. (Default Value)

AGP Mode
4X 1X 2X Set AGP Mode to 4X. (Default Value) Set AGP Mode to 1X. Set AGP Mode to 2X.

AGP Comp. Driving
Auto Manual Set AGP Comp. Driving to Auto. (Default Value) Set AGP Comp. Driving to Manual.

If AGP Comp. Driving is Manual. Manual AGP Comp. Driving: 00~FF

AGP Aperture Size
4MB 8MB 16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB 256MB Set AGP Aperture Size to 4MB. Set AGP Aperture Size to 8 MB. Set AGP Aperture Size to 16 MB. Set AGP Aperture Size to 32 MB. Set AGP Aperture Size to 64 MB. (Default Value) Set AGP Aperture Size to 128 MB. Set AGP Aperture Size to 256 MB.

PCI Delay Transaction
Enabled Disabled Enable Delay Transaction. (Default Value) Disable Delay Transaction.

USB Controller
All USB Port USB Port 0&1 USB Port 2&3 Disabled Set USB Controller Function used all USB Port. (Default Value) Set USB Controller Function used USB Port 0&1. Set USB Controller Function used USB Port 2&3. USB Controller Function Disabled.

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USB Legacy Support
Keyboard/FDD KB/Mouse/FDD Disabled Set USB Legacy Support Keyboard / Floppy. Set USB Legacy Support Keyboard / Mouse /Floppy. Disable USB Legacy Support Function. (Default Value)

USB Port 64/60 Emulation
Enabled To use USB mouse under Win NT environment, set USB Legacy Support to KB/Mouse/FDD and USB Port 64/60 Emulation to enabled. Disable this Function. (Default Value)

Disabled

BIOS Flash Protection
This field lets you determine the states that flash BIOS Enabled Auto During POST, DMI/ESCD would not be updated. But flash tools can update BIOS always BIOS enables flash write access automatically when updating BIOS data/DMI/ESCD. (Default Value)

DRAM Drive Strength
Auto Manual Set DRAM Drive Strength Auto. (Default Value) Set DRAM Drive Strength Manual.

If DRAM Drive Strength is Manual, then you can adjust item below.

MD Bus Strength
High Low Set MD Bus Strength High. (Default Value) Set MD Bus Strength Low.

CAS Bus Strength
High Low Set CAS Bus Strength High. (Default Value) Set CAS Bus Strength Low.

Delay DRAM Read Latch
1.0ns 1.5ns 0.5ns No delay Set DRAM Read Latch Delay 1.0ns. (Default Value) Set DRAM Read Latch Delay 1.5ns. Set DRAM Read Latch Delay 0.5ns. Set DRAM Read Latch No delay.

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Memory Data Drive
6 mA 8 mA Set Memory Data Drive 6 mA. Set Memory Data Drive 8 mA. (Default Value)

SDRAM Command Drive
16 mA 24 mA Set SDRAM Command Drive 16 mA. Set SDRAM Command Drive 24 mA. (Default Value)

Memory Address Drive
16 mA 24 mA Set Memory Address Drive 16 mA. Set Memory Address Drive 24 mA. (Default Value)

CAS# Drive
8 mA 12 mA Set CAS# Drive 8 mA. Set CAS# Drive 12 mA. (Default Value)

RAS# Drive
16 mA 24 mA Set RAS# Drive 16 mA. Set RAS# Drive 24 mA. (Default Value)

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Power Management Setup
AMIBIOS SETUP POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP ( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved ACPI Sleep Type USB Dev Wakeup from S3~S5 Suspend Time Out(Minute) Display Activity IRQ3 IRQ4 IRQ5 IRQ7 IRQ9 IRQ10 IRQ11 IRQ13 IRQ14 IRQ15 Soft-Off by Power Button System after AC Back Resume on Ring/LAN PME Event Wake Up Resume On RTC Alarm RTC Alarm Date S1/POS Disabled Disabled Ignore Monitor Monitor Ignore Monitor Ignore Ignore Ignore Ignore
Monitor

RTC Alarm Hour RTC Alarm Minute RTC Alarm Second

00 00 00

Ignore
Instant-Off

Soft-Off Enabled Enabled Disabled
Every Day

ESC : Quit : Select Item F1 : Help PU/PD+/-/ : Modify F5 :Old Values (Shift)F2:Color F6 : Load Fail-Safe F8 : Flash Utility F7 : Load Optimized

Figure 5: Power Management Setup

ACPI Sleep Type
S1/POS S3/STR Set ACPI sleep type is S1. (Default Value) Set ACPI sleep type is S3.



USB Dev Wakeup From S3-S5
Enabled Disabled Enable USB Device Wakeup From S3-S5. Disable USB Device Wakeup From S3-S5. (Default Value)

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Suspend Time Out (Minute.)
Disabled 1 2 4 8 10 20 30 40 50 60 Disable Suspend Time Out Function. (Default Value) Enable Suspend Time Out after 1min. Enable Suspend Time Out after 2min. Enable Suspend Time Out after 4min. Enable Suspend Time Out after 8min. Enable Suspend Time Out after 10min. Enable Suspend Time Out after 20min. Enable Suspend Time Out after 30min. Enable Suspend Time Out after 40min. Enable Suspend Time Out after 50min. Enable Suspend Time Out after 60min.

Display Activity
Ignore Monitor Ignore Display Activity. (Default Value) Monitor Display Activity.

IRQ 3~IRQ15
Ignore Monitor Ignore IRQ3 ~IRQ15. Monitor IRQ3~IRQ15.

Soft-off by Power Button
Instant-off Delay 4 sec The user press the power button once, he can turn off the system. (Default Value) Press power button 4 sec to Power off. Enter suspend if button is pressed less than 4 sec.

System after AC Back
Memory Soft-Off Full-On When AC-power back to the system, the system will return to the Last state before AC-power off. When AC-power back to the system, the system will be in "Off" state. (Default Value) When AC-power back to the system, the system will be in "On" state.

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Resume On Ring / LAN
Disabled Enabled Disable Resume On Ring / LAN. Enable Resume On Ring / LAN. (Default Value)



PME Event Wake Up
Disabled Enabled Disable PME Event Wake Up. Enable PME Event Wake Up. (Default Value)

Resume On RTC Alarm
You can set "Resume On RTC Alarm" item to enabled and key in Data/time to power on system. Disabled Enabled Disable this function. (Default Value) Enable alarm function to POWER ON system. Every Day, 1~31 0~23 0~59 0~59

If the "Resume On RTC Alarm" is Enabled. RTC Alarm Date: RTC Alarm Hour: RTC Alarm Minute: RTC Alarm Second:

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PNP/PCI Configurations
AMIBIOS SETUP PNP / PCI CONFIGURATION ( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved PnP OS Installed No Reset Configuration Data No VGA Boot from AGP Disabled PCI AGP Palette Snoop Auto PCI Slot 1/5 IRQ Priority Auto PCI Slot 2 IRQ Priority Auto PCI Slot 3 IRQ Priority Auto PCI Slot 4 IRQ Priority IRQ 3 PCI/PnP IRQ 4 PCI/PnP IRQ 5 PCI/PnP IRQ 7 PCI/PnP IRQ 9 PCI/PnP IRQ 10 PCI/PnP ESC: Quit : Select Item IRQ 11 PCI/PnP F1 : Help PU/PD+/-/ : Modify IRQ 14 PCI/PnP F5 :Old Values (Shift)F2:Color IRQ 15 PCI/PnP F6 : Load Fail-Safe F8 : Flash Utility F7 : Load Optimized

Figure 6: PNP/PCI Configuration

PnP OS Installed
Yes No Enable PNP OS Installed function. Disable PNP OS Installed function. (Default Value)

Reset Configuration Data
No Yes Disable this function. (Default Value) Clear PnP information in ESCD & update DMI data.



VGA Boot From
AGP PCI Primary Graphics Adapter From AGP. (Default Value) Primary Graphics Adapter From PCI.

PCI VGA Palette Snoop
Enabled Disabled For having Video Card on ISA Bus and VGA Card on PCI Bus. For VGA Card only. (Default Value)

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PCI Slot 1,5 IRQ Priority
Auto 3 4 5 7 9 10 11 The system will reserved a free IRQ for PCI slot 1 & 5 device. (Default Value) The system will reserved IRQ3 for PCI slot 1 & 5 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ3. The system will reserved IRQ4 for PCI slot 1 & 5 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ4. The system will reserved IRQ5 for PCI slot 1 & 5 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ5. The system will reserved IRQ7 for PCI slot 1 & 5 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ7. The system will reserved IRQ9 for PCI slot 1 & 5 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ9. The system will reserved IRQ10 for PCI slot 1 & 5 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ10. The system will reserved IRQ11 for PCI slot 1 & 5 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ11.

PCI Slot 2 / 3 / 4 IRQ Priority
Auto 3 4 5 7 9 10 11 The system will reserved a free IRQ for PCI slot 2 / 3 / 4 device. (Default Value) The system will reserved IRQ3 for PCI slot 2 / 3 / 4 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ3. The system will reserved IRQ for PCI slot 2 / 3 / 4 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ4. The system will reserved IRQ5 for PCI slot 2 / 3 / 4 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ5. The system will reserved IRQ7 for PCI slot 2 / 3 / 4 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ7. The system will reserved IRQ9 for PCI slot 2 / 3 / 4 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ9. The system will reserved IRQ10 for PCI slot 2 / 3 / 4 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ10. The system will reserved IRQ11 for PCI slot 2 / 3 / 4 device if no legacy ISA device using IRQ11.

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IRQ (3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15)
ISA/ EISA PCI / PnP The resource is used by Legacy ISA device. The resource is used by PCI/ PnP device.

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Load Fail-Safe Defaults
AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY-VERSION 1.24g ( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved STANDARD CMOS SETUP BIOS FEATURES SETUP CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS HARDWARE MONITOR & MISC SETUP SUPERVISOR PASSWORD USER PASSWORD IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION

Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N)? N
SAVE & EXIT SETUP

LOAD FAIL-SAFE DEFAULTS LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS

EXIT WITHOUT SAVING

ESC : Quit : Select Item (Shift) F2 : Change Color F5 : Old Values F6 : Fail-Safe Value F7: Load Optimized Value F8:FlashUtility F10: Save & Exit Load Fail-Safe Defaults except Standard CMOS SETUP

Figure 7: Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Fail-Safe defaults contain the most appropriate system parameter values of to configure the system to achieve maximum stability.

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Load Optimized Defaults
AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY-VERSION 1.24g ( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved STANDARD CMOS SETUP BIOS FEATURES SETUP CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS HARDWARE MONITOR & MISC SETUP SUPERVISOR PASSWORD USER PASSWORD

Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)? N PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION
LOAD FAIL-SAFE DEFAULTS LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS SAVE & EXIT SETUP EXIT WITHOUT SAVING

ESC : Quit : Select Item (Shift) F2 : Change Color F5 : Old Values F6 : Fail-Safe Value F7: Load Optimized Value F8:FlashUtility F10: Save & Exit Load Optimized Defaults except Standard CMOS SETUP

Figure 8: Load Optimized Defaults

Load Optimized Defaults
Optimized defaults contain the most appropriate system parameter values to configure the system to achieve maximum performance.

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Integrated Peripherals
AMIBIOS SETUP INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS ( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved Enhance ATAPI Performance FM Port (388h-38Bh) Disabled Disabled OnBoard IDE Game Port(200h-207h) Enabled Both IDE1 Conductor Cable Auto IDE2 Conductor Cable Auto OnBoard Serial Port A Auto Auto OnBoard Serial Port B Normal Serial PortB Mode N/A Duplex Mode Auto OnBoard Parallel Port Parallel Port Mode ECP Parallel Port DMA Auto Parallel Port IRQ Auto AC97 Audio Auto OnBoard Legacy Audio Enabled Sound Blaster Disabled SB I/O Base Address 220h-22Fh ESC: Quit : Select Item SB IRQ Select 5 F1 : Help PU/PD+/-/ : Modify SB DMA Select 1 F5 : Old Values (Shift)F2:Color MPU-401 Disabled F6 : Load Fail-Safe F8:Flash Utility MPU-401 I/O Address 330h-333h F7 : Load Optimized

Figure 9: Integrated Peripherals This items will be available when "Serial PortB Mode" is set to IrDA or ASK IR.

Enhance ATAPI Performance
If you wish to maximize the performance of your ATAPI devices , set "Enhance ATAPI Performance" as "Enabled" . Please note, enabling this function may cause your ATAPI devices become unstable. For power End-User use only. Disabled Enabled Disable Enhance ATAPI Performance. (Default Value) Enhance ATAPI Performance function.

OnBoard IDE
Disabled Both Primary Secondary Disable onboard IDE. Both Primary & Secondary IDE channel will be enabled. (Default Value) Only Primary IDE channel is enable. Only Secondary IDE channel is enable.

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IDE1 Conductor Cable
Auto ATA66/100 ATA33 Will be automatically detected by BIOS (Default Value) Set IDE1 Conductor Cable to ATA66/100 (Please make sure your IDE device and cable is compatible with ATA66/100) Set IDE1 Conductor Cable to ATA33 (Please make sure your IDE device and cable is compatible with ATA33).

IDE2 Conductor Cable
Auto ATA66/100 ATA33 Will be automatically detected by BIOS (Default Value) Set IDE1 Conductor Cable to ATA66/100 (Please make sure your IDE device and cable is compatible with ATA66/100) Set IDE1 Conductor Cable to ATA33 (Please make sure your IDE device and cable is compatible with ATA33).

OnBoard Serial Port A
Auto 3F8/COM1 2F8/COM2 3E8/COM3 2E8/COM4 Disabled BIOS will automatically setup the port A address. (Default Value) Enable onboard Serial port A and address to 3F8. Enable onboard Serial port A and address to 2F8. Enable onboard Serial port A and address to 3E8. Enable onboard Serial port A and address to 2E8. Disable onboard Serial port A.

OnBoard Serial Port B
Auto 3F8/COM1 2F8/COM2 3E8/COM3 2E8/COM4 Disabled BIOS will automatically setup the port B address. (Default Value) Enable onboard Serial port B and address to 3F8. Enable onboard Serial port B and address to 2F8. Enable onboard Serial port B and address to 3E8. Enable onboard Serial port B and address to 2E8. Disable onboard Serial port B.

Serial Port B Mode
Normal IrDA ASK IR Normal operation. (Default Value) Onboard I/O chip supports IRDA Onboard I/O chip supports ASK IR.

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Duplex Mode
Half Duplex N/A Full Duplex IR Function Duplex Half. Disable this function. (Default Value) IR Function Duplex Full.

OnBoard Parallel port
378 278 3BC Auto Disabled Enable onboard LPT port and address to 378. Enable onboard LPT port and address to 278. Enable onboard LPT port and address to 3BC. Set onboard LPT port to Auto. (Default Value) Disable onboard LPT port.

Parallel Port Mode
EPP ECP Normal EPP+ECP Using Parallel port as Enhanced Parallel Port. Using Parallel port as Extended Capabilities Port. (Default Value) Normal Operation. Using Parallel port as Enhanced Parallel Port & Extended Capabilities Port.

Parallel Port DMA
Auto 3 1 0 Set Auto to parallel port mode DMA Channel. (Default Value) Set Parallel Port DMA to 3. Set Parallel Port DMA to 1. Set Parallel Port DMA to 0.

Parallel Port IRQ
7 Auto 5 Set Parallel Port IRQ to 7. Set Auto to parallel Port IRQ DMA Channel. (Default Value) Set Parallel Port IRQ to 5.

AC97 Audio
Auto Disabled Enable onboard AC'97 Audio. (Default Value) Disable onboard AC'97 Audio.

OnBoard Legacy Audio
Enabled Disabled Enable onboard Legacy Audio. (Default Value) Disable onboard Legacy Audio.
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Sound Blaster
Enabled Disabled Enable Sound Blaster. Disable Sound Blaster. (Default Value)

SB I/O Base Address
220h-22Fh 280h-28Fh 260h-26Fh 240h-24Fh Set SB I/O Base Address to 220h-22Fh. (Default Value) Set SB I/O Base Address to 280h-28Fh. Set SB I/O Base Address to 260h-26Fh. Set SB I/O Base Address to 240h-24Fh.

SB IRQ Select
IRQ 5 / 7 / 9 / 10. (Default Value: 5)

SB DMA Select
DMA 0 / 1 / 2/ 3. (Default Value: 1)

MPU-401
Enabled Disabled Enable MPU-401. Disable MPU-401. (Default Value)

Ps. When Force Feedback joystick is used, MPU-401 needs to be Enable.

MPU-401 I/O Address
330h-333h 300h-303h 310h-313h 320h-323h Set MPU-401 I/O Address to 330h-333h. (Default Value) Set MPU-401 I/O Address to 300h-303h. Set MPU-401 I/O Address to 310h-313h. Set MPU-401 I/O Address to 320h-323h.

FM Port (388h-38Bh)
Disabled Enabled Disable FM Port (388h-38Bh). (Default Value) Enable FM Port (388h-38Bh).

Game Port (200h-207h)
Disabled Enabled Disable Game Port (200h-207h). Enable Game Port (200h-207h). (Default Value)

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Hardware Monitor & MISC Setup
AMIBIOS SETUP HARDWARE MONITOR & MISC SETUP ( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved CPU Temperature 32C/89F System Temperature 32C/89F CPU Fan Speed 7123 RPM System Fan Speed 0 RPM Vcore 1.6 V Vdd 3.3 V Vcc3 3.312 V +5.000V 5.030 V +12.000V 11.923 V

ESC: Quit : Select Item F1 : Help PU/PD+/-/ : Modify F5 :Old Values (Shift)F2:Color F6 : Load Fail-Safe F8 :Flash Utility F7 : Load Optimized

Figure 10: Hardware Monitor



CPU Temperature (C / F)
Detect CPU Temperature automatically.

System Temperature (C / F)
Detect System Temperature automatically.

CPU Fan Speed
Detect CPU Fan speed status automatically.



System Fan Speed
Detect System Fan speed status automatically.

Current Voltage (V) Vcore / Vdd / Vcc3 / +5V / +12V
Detect system's voltage status automatically.

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Set Supervisor / User Password
When you select this function, the following message will appear at the center of the screen to assist you in creating a password.
AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY-VERSION 1.24g ( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved STANDARD CMOS SETUP BIOS FEATURES SETUP CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS HARDWARE MONITOR & MISC SETUP SUPERVISOR PASSWORD USER PASSWORD

PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION Enter new supervisor password: LOAD FAIL-SAFE DEFAULTS LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS SAVE & EXIT SETUP EXIT WITHOUT SAVING

ESC : Quit : Select Item (Shift) F2 : Change Color F5 : Old Values F6 : Fail-Safe Value F7: Load Optimized Value F8:FlashUtility F10: Save & Exit Chang /Set /Disabled Password

Figure 11: Password Setting Type the password, up to six characters, and press . You will be asked to confirm the password. Type the password again and press . You may also press to abort the selection and not enter a password. To disable password, just press when you are prompted to enter password. A message "PASSWORD DISABLED" will appear to confirm the password being disable. Once the password is disable, the system will boot and you can enter Setup freely. The BIOS Setup program allows you to specify two separate passwords: a SUPERVISOR PASSWORD and a USER PASSWORD. When disable, anyone may access all BIOS Setup program function. When enable, the Supervisor password is required for entering the BIOS Setup program and having full configuration fields, the User password is required to access only basic items. If you select "Always" at "Password Check" in BIOS Features Setup Menu, you will be prompted for the password every time the system is rebooted or any time you try to enter Setup Menu. If you select "Setup" at "Password Check" in BIOS Features Setup Menu, you will be prompted only when you try to enter Setup.

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IDE HDD AUTO Detection
AMIBIOS SETUP STANDARD CMOS SETUP ( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved Date (mm/dd/yyyy) : Wed Jan 17, 2001 Time (hh/mm/ss) : 10:36:24 TYPE SIZE CYLS HEAD Pri Master : Not Installed Pri Slave : Not Installed Sec Master : Not Installed Sec Slave : Not Installed Floppy Drive A: 1.44 MB 3 Floppy Drive B: Not Installed Boot Sector Virus Protection: Disabled Month: Jan Dec Day: 01 31 Year : 1990 2099 Base Memory : 640 Kb Other Memory: 384 Kb Extended Memory: 127Mb Total Memory: 128Mb ESC : Exit : Select Item PU/PD/+/ : Modify (Shift)F2 : Color

PRECOMP LANDZ SECTOR

MODE

Figure 12: IDE HDD Auto Detection Type "Y" will accept the H.D.D. parameter reported by BIOS. Type "N" will keep the old H.D.D. parameter setup. If the hard disk cylinder number is over 1024, then the user can select LBA mode or LARGER mode for DOS partition larger than 528 MB.

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Save & Exit Setup
AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY-VERSION 1.24g ( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved STANDARD CMOS SETUP BIOS FEATURES SETUP CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION LOAD FAIL-SAFE DEFAULTS LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS HARDWARE MONITOR & MISC SETUP SUPERVISOR PASSWORD USER PASSWORD IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION SAVE & EXIT SETUP EXIT WITHOUT SAVING

SAVE to CMOS and EXIT(Y/N)? Y

ESC : Quit : Select Item (Shift) F2 : Change Color F5 : Old Values F6 : Fail-Safe Value F7: Load Optimized Value F8:FlashUtility F10: Save & Exit Save Data to CMOS & Exit Setup

Figure 13: Save & Exit Setup Type "Y" will quit the Setup Utility and save the user setup value to RTC CMOS. Type "N" will return to Setup Utility.

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Exit Without Saving
AMIBIOS SIMPLE SETUP UTILITY-VERSION 1.24g ( C ) 1999 American Megatrends, Inc. All Rights Reserved STANDARD CMOS SETUP BIOS FEATURES SETUP CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION LOAD FAIL-SAFEFAULTS LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS HARDWARE MONITOR & MISC SETUP SUPERVISOR PASSWORD USER PASSWORD IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION SAVE & EXIT SETUP EXIT WITHOUT SAVING

Quit without saving (Y/N) ? N

ESC : Quit : Select Item (Shift) F2 : Change Color F5 : Old Values F6 : Fail-Safe Value F7: Load Optimized Value F8:FlashUtility F10: Save & Exit Abandon all Datas & Exit Setup

Figure 14: Exit Without Saving Type "Y" will quit the Setup Utility without saving to RTC CMOS. Type "N" will return to Setup Utility.

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Technical Support /RMA Sheet
Customer/Country: Contact Person: Model name/Lot Number: BIOS version: Hardware Mfs. Configuration CPU Memory Brand Video Card Audio Card HDD CD-ROM / DVD-ROM
Modem Network AMR / CNR Keyboard Mouse Power supply Other Device

Company: E-mail Add. :

Phone No.:

PCB revision: O.S./A.S.:

Model name Size:

Driver/Utility:

Problem Description:

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Appendix

Appendix
Picture below are shown in Windows ME (VUCD 1.8) Appendix A: VIA KT133/KM133 Chipsets Driver Installation A.VIA 4 in 1 Service Pack Driver

Insert the driver CD-title that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM driver, the driver CD-title will auto start and show the installation guide. If not, please double click the CD-ROM device icon in "My computer", and execute the s