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Chapter 1
Features of This Motherboard ....................................................1

Chapter 2
2-1 Map of the Motherboard ......................................................... 2
2-2 Installation Steps ............................................................................. 4
2-2-1 Jumper Settings................................................................... 4
2-2-2 System Memory (DRAM) ..................................................... 8
2-2-3 Level 2 External Static RAM (SRAM) Cache ...................... 9
2-3 Central Processing Unit (CPU) ....................................................... 9
2-4 Expansion Cards.............................................................................. 10
2-5 External Connectors........................................................................ 12

Chapter 3
AWARD BIOS SETUP .................................................................. 19
3-1 STANDARD CMOS SETUP ............................................................... 20
3-2 BIOS FEATURES SETUP .................................................................. 21
3-3 CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP ........................................................... 25
3-4 POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP ...................................................... 26
3-4-1 The Description of the Power Management........................ 27
3-4-2 Description of the Green Functions .................................... 28
3-5 PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION SETUP ................................................. 29
3-6 INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS SETUP ............................................. 30
3-7 LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS................................................................. 33
3-8 CHANGE PASSWORD ...................................................................... 33
3-9 IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION ............................................................ 34
3-10 SAVE & EXIT SETUP....................................................................... 36
3-11 EXIT WITHOUT SAVING.................................................................. 36

3-12 I/O & MEMORY MAP ....................................................................... 37
3-13 TIME & DMA CHANNELS MAP....................................................... 39
3-14 INTERRUPT MAP ............................................................................ 39
3-15 RTC & CMOS RAM MAP ................................................................. 40
3-16 BIOS REFERENCE-POST CODES.................................................. 41

Chapter 1
Features of This Motherboard
The 5VX32 is designed for the PC user who wants a great many features in a
small package. This motherboard:

Easy Installation: Is equipped with BIOS supports auto detection of hard
drives and plug and play to make setup of hard drives and expansion cards
virtually automatic.
Intel chipset: Intel's 430VX PCIset with I/O subsystems.
Multi-Speed Support: Support one 75~200Mhz Pentium CPU on a ZIF
Socket 7.
L2 Cache: Provides the option of 0KB upgradeable to 256KB or 512KB with
Synchronous Cache Module, or on board 256KB upgradeable to 512KB, or on
board 512KB Pipelined Burst SRAM.
DRAM Memory Support: Supports 72-pin SIMMs of 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB,
or 64MB to from a memory size between 8MB to 128MB. Support both Fast
Page Mode and Extended Data Output (EDO) SIMMs. Support 1 pcs 168-pin
3V unbuffer Synchronous DRAM (DIMM).
ISA and PCI Expansion Slots: Provides four 16-bit ISA slots, three 32-bit
PCI slots.
Super Multi-I/O: Provides two high-Speed UART compatible serial ports and
one parallel port with EPP and ECP capabilities. UART2 can also be directed
to the Infrared Module for wireless connections. Two floppy drives of either
5.25" or 3.5" (1.44MB or 2.88MB) are also supported without an external card.
PCI Bus Master IDE Controller: On-board PCI Bus Master IDE controller
with two connectors that supports four IDE devices in two channels, provides
faster data transfer rates, and supports Enhanced IDE devices such as Tape
Backup and CD-ROM drives. This controller supports PIO Modes 3 and 4 and
Bus Master IDE DMA Mode 2.
Optional PS/2: This motherboard supports an optional PS/2 mouse cable set.

J2 JP1
1 J1







SIMM 1 3
9 32K JP8
2 14 26 2 34
1 COM 9 1 PRINT 13 1 FD 33
Chapter 2


5 6

Figure 2-1
2-1 Map of the Motherboard



PCI 3 JP13 JP14
2 40

1 39

2 40
1 IDE 39
7 JP21
ISA2 82371A



JP22 JP23





1) JP33 p. 4 Flash ROM voltage Setting (Yellow color selector)
2) JP22 p. 5 System Clock Selection (Black color selector)
3) JP13, JP14 p. 4 CPU to Bus Frequency Ratio (Blue color selector)
4) J5 p. 4 CPU External clock (Bus) Frequency Selection
(White color selector)
5) JP24, JP25, JP26 p. 6 Voltage Regulator Output Selection (Yellow
J11, J12, J13 color selector)
6) JP35 p. 6 CMOS RAM (Operation/Clear CMOS Data)
(Yellow color selector)
7) JP7, JP8, JP1, JP2 p. 7 Level 2 Cache Size setting (Black color selector)
8) JP29 p. 8 PS/2 Mouse on IRQ12 setting (Black color

1) J1 p. 13 PS/2 Mouse connector (6-pin Block)
2) JP5 p. 12 Keyboard connector (5-pin Female)
3) J2 p. 12 Power connector (12-pin block)
4) JP9, JP6 p. 13 Serial Port COMA & COMB (10-pin Block)
5) PRINT p. 13 Parallel Port connector (26-pin Block)
6) FDC p. 14 Floppy Driver connector (34-pin Block)
7) IDE1 p. 14 Primary IDE connector (40-pin Block)
8) IDE2 p. 15 Secondary IDE connector (40-pin Block)
9) Keylock p. 16 Keyboard Lock Switch (5-pins)
10) Speaker p. 16 Speaker connector (4-pins)
11) TB.LED p. 16 Turbo LED connector (2-pins)
12) RST p. 15 Reset Switch lead (2-pins)
13) SMI p. 16 SMI Switch lead (2-pins)
14) HD.LED p. 17 IDE LED activity light
15) JP21 p. 17 CPU 12V Cooling Fan connector
16) JP23 p. 18 CMOS Battery and Ext Battery connector

Expansion Slots
1) DIMM p. 8 Synchronous DRAM Memory Expansion Slots
2) SRAM Module p. 9 Socket for Pipelined Burst SRAM Cache Module
3) SIMM Slots p. 8 DRAM Memory Expansion slots
4) ZIF Socket 7 p. 9 Socket for Central Processing Unit (CPU)
5) ISA 1,2,3,4 p. 11 16-bit ISA Bus Expansion slots
6) PCI 1,2,3 p. 11 32-bit PCI Bus Expansion slots

2-2 Installation Steps
Before using your computer, you must follow the steps as follows:
1. Set Jumpers on the Motherboard
2. Install the CPU
3. Install DRAM Modules
4. Install Expansion card
5. Connect Cables, Wires, and Power Supply
6. Setup the BIOS Software

2-2-1 Jumper Settings
1. Flash ROM Voltage Selection: JP33 (Yellow color selector)
These jumpers set the voltage supplied to the Flash ROM. It depend on Flash
ROM Brand.

Selections JP33
+12V 1-2 (Intel, MXIC)
+5V 2-3 (SST, Winbond)

JP33 JP33
1 1

2 2

3 3

+12V +5V

2. CPU External (Bus) Frequency Selection: J5 (White color selector)
These jumpers sets the clock generator what frequency to send to the CPU,
These allow the selection of the CPU's External frequency (or Bus Clock).
The Bus Clock times the Bus Ratio equals the CPU's Internal frequency (the
advertised CPU speed).

3. CPU to Bus Frequency Ratio: JP13, JP14 (Blue color selector)
These jumpers set the frequency ratio between the Internal frequency of the
CPU and the External frequency (Bus Clock) within the CPU. These must
be set together with the bellow jumpers CPU External (Bus) frequency
Selection (J5).

J5 J5 J5 J5

1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2

5 6 5 6 5 6 5 6

66MHz 60MHz 55MHz 50MHz

CPU External clock (Bus) Frequency Selection

2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1

JP13 JP13 JP13 JP13
JP14 JP14 JP14 JP14

1.5x 2.0x 2.5x 3.0x

CPU to Bus Frequency Ratio (1. 5x, 2. 0x, 2. 5x, 3. 0x)

5VX32 Jumper Setting for CPU

CPU Type Ratio External J5 JP13 JP14
P54C-200MHz 3.0x 66MHz open open short
P54C-166MHz 2.5x 66MHz open short short
P54C-150MHz 2.5x 60MHz 5-6 short short
Cyrix 6X86-166+ 2.0x 66MHz open short open
IBM 6X86-166+
Cyrix 6X86-150+ 2.0x 60MHz 5-6 short open
IBM 6X86-150+
AMD K5-PR100 1.5x 66MHz open open open
AMD K5-PR133
AMD K5-PR90 1.5x 60MHz 5-6 open open
Cyrix 6X86-133+ 2.0x 55MHz 3-4 short open
Cyrix 6X86-120+ 2.0x 50MHz 3-4,5-6 short open

4. System Clock Setting: JP22 (Black color selector)
This jumper set the system clock to PCICLK/4 or PCICLK/3
Normal in 60Mhz/66MHz Bus frequency choice PCICLK/4
Normal in 50Mhz Bus frequency choice PCICLK/3
Selections JP22
PCICLK/4 short
PCICLK/3 open

5. 5VX32P Voltage Regulator Output Selection 2 (use Q1, Q2 Regulators)
These jumpers set the Voltage supplied to the CPU.

a. CPU Core Voltage Output Selection: JP24,JP25,JP26 (Yellow color selector)
Selections JP24 JP25 JP26
2.8V short open open
3.45V open short open
3.52V open open short
b. CPU I/O Voltage Output Selection: J11, J12, J13 (Yellow color selector)
Selections J11 J12 J13
3.3V short open open
3.45V open short open
3.52V open open short

CPU TYPE JP24 JP25 JP26 J11 J12 J13
Intel P55C short open open open short open
Intel P54C open short open open short open
AMD K5 ABQ (3.52V) open open short open open short
Cyrix 6x86 (3.52V) open open short open open short

5VX32 Voltage Regulator Output Selection 1 (Only use Q1 Regulator) :
JP24, JP25, JP26 (Yellow color selector)
Selections JP24 JP25 JP26
3.3V short open open
3.45V open short open
3.52V open open short

CPU Core Voltage Output Selection 2 Voltage Regulator Output Selection 1
(use Q1, Q2 Regulators) (only Q1 Regulator)
2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1

JP24 JP24 JP24 JP24 JP24 JP24
JP25 JP25 JP25 JP25 JP25 JP25
JP26 JP26 JP26 JP26 JP26 JP26
2.8V 3.45V 3.52V 3.3V 3.45V 3.52V

CPU I/O Voltage Output Selection
2 1 2 1 2 1

J11 J11 J11
J12 J12 J12
J13 J13 J13
3.3V 3.45V 3.52V

6. CMOS RAM: JP35 (Yellow color selector)
This clears the user-entered information stored in the CMOS RAM chip such
as hard disk information and passwords. Simply connect a jumper cap over
this jumper for a few seconds then remove. But make sure that your computer
is turned off. You must enter the BIOS setup (by holding down during
power-up) after this is done to re-enter BIOS information (see BIOS SETUP)
Selections JP35
Normal open (Default)
Clear CMOS short (momentarily)

JP35 JP35
2 1 2 1

Operation (Default) Clear Data

7. Level 2 Cache Size Setting: JP7, JP8, JP1, JP2 (Black color selector)
This jumper sets the total amount of L2 cache that is present. If you have two
cache chips on-board, then you have either 256KB or 512KB. A "COAST"
cache module can be used to upgrade the 256KB version to 512KB version.
If there is no on-board cache, you must install a cache module of either 256KB
or 512KB. Regardless of your cache combination, set the following jumpers
according to the total amount of L2 cache that is present on-board and install
as a module.
Selections JP7 JP8 JP1 JP2
256KB 1-2 1-2 1-2 1-2
256KB+ 2-3 1-2 2-3 1-2 For JET-WAY SRAM Module
Module 256KB
256KB+ 1-2 2-3 1-2 2-3 For Intel SPEC SRAM Module
Module 256KB
3 2 1
256K 2
3 JP2

3 2 1
512K JP1 For JET-WAY

JP2 SRAM Module

3 2 1
512K 2
JP1 For Intel SPEC
SRAM Module
3 JP2

8. PS/2 Mouse on IRQ12 Setting: JP29 (Black color selector)
JP29 enables or disables the on-board PS/2 mouse lead connector. When
Enabled, the port becomes active and uses IRQ12. See Page 21 for the "PS/2
Mouse connector".

IRQ12 for PS/2 Mouse
2 1


IRQ12 for ISA
2 1

2-2-2 System Memory (DRAM)
This motherboard supports four 72-pin SIMMs of 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, or
64MB to form a memory size between 8MB to 128MB. The DRAM can be either
60ns or 70ns Fast Page Mode or EDO RAM. This motherboard also supports one
168-pin DIMM module, it can use only +3V unbuffer Synchronous DRAM.
Install two memory modules each time as shown in the chart below.
Bank 0 Bank 1 Total Memory
SIMM 3 & 4 SIMM 1& 2 Combination
4MB x 2 None 8MB
8MB x 2 None 16MB
16MB x 2 None 32MB
32MB x 2 None 64MB
4MB x 2 4MB x 2 16MB
4MB x 2 8MB x 2 24MB
4MB x 2 16MB x 2 40MB
4MB x 2 32MB x 2 72MB
8MB x 2 4MB x 2 24MB
8MB x 2 8MB x 2 32MB
8MB x 2 16MB x 2 48MB
8MB x 2 32MB x 2 80MB
16MB x 2 4MB x 2 40MB
16MB x 2 8MB x 2 48MB
16MB x 2 16MB x 2 64MB
16MB x 2 32MB x 2 96MB
32MB x 2 4MB x 2 72MB
32MB x 2 8MB x 2 80MB
32MB x 2 16MB x 2 96MB
32MB x 2 32MB x 2 128MB

This motherboard supports 3V unbuffered DIMM Modules with SDRAM,
supports 1M x 64, 2M x 64 and 4M x 64 DIMMs
DIMM module always occupy BANK0, please don't install both DIMM and
SIMM module in BANK0.
Example: When you use DIMM module, you can't plug SIMM module in SIMM3
& SIMM4, just ca plug in SIMM1 & SIMM2.

2-2-3 Level 2 External Static RAM (SRAM) Cache

The motherboard you may purchase may have either 0KB, 256KB or 512KB on
board. If you have two cache chips on-board then you have either 256KB or
512KB pipeline burst SRAM cache, "COAST" cache module can be used to
upgrade the 256KB version to 512KB.

256KB PB SRAM Module

2-3 Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard provides a 321-pin ZIF Socket 7. The CPU that came with the
motherboard sould have a fan attached to it to prevent overheating. If this is not
the cae then purchase a fan before you turn on your system.

WARNING: Without a fan, the CPU can overheat and cause damage to both the
CPU and the motherboard.

To install a CPU, first turn off your system and remove its cover. Locate the ZIF
socket and open it by first pulling the lever sideways away from the socket then
upwards to a 90-degree right angle. Insert the CPU with the white dot as your
guide. The white dot should point towards the end of the level. The CPU has a
corner pin for three of the four corners, the CPU will only fit in the one orientation
as shown. With the added weight of the CPU fan, no force is required to insert the
CPU. Once completely inserted, hold down on the fan and close the socket's

IMPORTANT: You must set jumpers JP13 & JP14 "CPU to Bus frequency Ratio" on
and jumpers J5 "Bus Frequency Selection" on page 4 depending on
the CPU that you install.

White Dot


Socket 7
Socket 7


CPU ZIF Socket 7

2-4 Expansion Cards
First read your expansion card documentation on any hardware and software
settings that may be required to setup your specific card.

Installation Procedure:
1. Read the documentation for your expansion card.
2. Set any necessary jumpers on your expansion card.
3. Remove your computer's cover.
4. Remove the bracket on the slot you intend to use.
5. Carefully align the card's connectors and press firmly.
6. Secure the card on the slot with the screw you remove in step 4.
7. Replace the computer's cover.
8. Setup the BIOS if necessary.
9. Install the necessary software drivers for your expansion card.

Assigning IRQs for Expansion Cards
Some expansion cards need to use an IRQ to operate. Generally an IRQ must
be exclusively assigned to one use. In an standard design three are 16 IRQs
available but most of them are already in use by parts of the system which leaves
6 free for expansion cards.
Both ISA and PCI expansion cards may need to use IRQs. System IRQs are
available to cards installed in the ISA expansion but first, and any remaining IRQs
are then used by PCI cards. Currently, there are two types of ISA cards. The
original ISA expansion card design, now referred to as "Legacy" ISA cards,
requires that you configure the card`s jumpers manually and then install it in any
available slot on the ISA bus. You may use Microsoft's Diagnostic (MSD.EXE)
utility included in the Windows directory to see a map of your used and free IRQs.
For Windows 95 users, the "Control Panel" icon in "My Computer", contains a
"System" icon which gives you "Device Manager" tab. Double clicking on a
specific device give you "Resources" tab which shows the Interrupt number and
address. Make sure that no two devices use the same IRQs or your computer will
experience problems when those two devices are in use at the same time.
To simplify this process this motherboard has complied with the Plug and Play
(PNP) specification which was developed to allow automatic system configuration
whenever a PNP-compliant card is added to the system. For PNP cards, IRQs
are assigned automatically from those available.
If the system has both Legacy and PNP ISA cards installed, IRQs are assigned to
PNP cards from those not used by Legacy cards. The PCI and PNP configuration
of the BIOS setup utility can be used to indicate which IRQs are being used by
Legacy cards. For older Legacy cards that does not work with the BIOS, you can
contact your vendor for an ISA Configuration Utility.
An IRQ number is automatically assigned to PCI expansion cards after those used
by Legacy and PNP ISA cards. In the PCI bus design, the BIOS automatically
assigns an IRQ to a PCI slot that has a card in it that requires an IRQ. To install a
PCI card, you need to set something called the INT (interrupt) assignment. Since
all the PCI slots on this motherboard use an INTA #, be sure that the jumpers on
your PCI cards are set to INT A.

Assigning DMA Channels for ISA Cards
Some ISA cards, both Legacy and PNP may also need to use a DMA (Direct
Memory Access) channel. DMA assignments for this motherboard are handled
the same way as the IRQ assignment process described above. You can select a
DMA channel in the PCI and PNP configuration section of the BIOS Setup utility.
In the BIOS setup, you should choose "Yes" for those IRQ`s and DMA's you wish
to reserve for Legacy cards.

2-5 External Connectors
1. Power connector (12-pin block): J2
This connector connects to a standard 5 Volt power supply. To connect the
leads from the power supply, ensure first that the power supply is not plugged.
Most power supplies provide two plugs (P8 and P9), each containing six wires,
two of which are black. Orient the connectors so that the black wires are
located in the middle.

Using a slight angle, align the plastic guide pins on the lead to their receptacles
on the connector. Once aligned, press the lead onto the connector until the
lead locks into place.




P8 P9

Power Plugs from Power Supply

PG +12V GND +5V

+5V -12V -5V

Power Connector on Motherboard

2. Keyboard Connector (5-pin female): JP5
This connection is for a standard IBM-compatible keyboard. May also be
known as a 101 enhanced keyboard.

Keyboard Connector (5-pin female)

Connector Plug from Keyboard

3. PS/2 Mouse Connector (6-pin block): J1
If you are using a PS/2 mouse, you must purchase an optional PS/2 mouse
set which connects to the 6 pin block and mounts to an open slot on your
computer`s case. You must also set "PS/2 Mouse Selection" on page 21 to
enable the PS/2 Mouse.


2: NC
3: GND
4: VCC PS/2 Mouse Module Connector
5: CLK
6: NC

4. Parallel Printer Connector (26-pin Block): PRINT
Connection for the included parallel port ribbon cable with mounting bracket.
Connect the ribbon cable to this connection and mount the bracket to the
case on an open slot. It will then be available for a parallel printer cable.
Note: Serial printers must be connected to the serial port. You can enable the
parallel port and choose the IRQ through BIOS Setup on page 32 "Onboard
Parallel Port".

Parallel Printer Connector

Pin 1

5. Serial port COMA and COMB Connector (Two 10-pin blocks): JP9, JP6
These connectors support the provided serial port ribbon cables with mounting
bracket. Connect the ribbon cables to these connectors and mount the
bracket to the case on an open slot. The two serial ports on the mounting
bracket will then be used for pointing devices or other serial devices. See
page 32 for BIOS configuration of "Onboard Serial Port"


Pin 1 Pin 1

6. Floppy drive Connector (34-pin block): FDC
This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. After connecting
the single end to the board, connect the two plugs on the other end to the
floppy drives.
Pin 1

Floppy Drive Connector

7. Primary IDE Connector (40-pin block): IDE1
This connector supports the provided IDE hard disk ribbon cable. After
connecting the single end to the board, connect the two plugs at the other end
to your hard disk(s). If you install two hard disks, you must configure the
second drive to Slave mode by setting its jumpers accordingly. Please refer to
the documentation of your hard disk for the jumper settings. See the figure

Pin 1

Primary IDE Connector

8. Secondary IDE Connector (40-pin block): IDE2
This connector connects to the next set of Master and Slave hard disks.
Follow the same procedure described for the primary IDE connector. You may
also configure two hard disks to be both Masters using one ribbon cable on
the primary IDE connector and another ribbon cable on the secondary IDE
Pin 1

Secondary IDE Connector

9. Turbo LED switch (TB.LED)
The motherboard`s turbo function is always on. The turbo LED connection is
labeled here but the LED will remain constantly lit while the system power is
on. You may wish to connect the Power LED from the system case to this
lead. See the figure on page 16.

10. Reset switch lead (RST)
This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted reset switch for rebooting
your computer without having to turn off your power switch. This is a preferred
method of rebooting in order to prolong the life of the system`s power supply.
See the figure below.

11. Keyboard lock switch lead (KEYLOCK)
This 5-pin connector connects to the case-mounted key switch for locking the
keyboard for security purposes. See the figure below.

12. Speaker connector (SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector connects to the case-mounted speaker.



Turbo SW






Turbo LED

Reset SW

System Case Connections

13. SMI suspend switch lead (SMI)
This allows the user to manually place the system into a suspend mode or
"Green" mode where system activity will be instantly decreased to save
electricity and expand the life of certain components when the system is not
in use. This 2-pin connector (see the figure below) connects to the case-
mounted suspend switch. If you do not have a switch for the connector, you
may use the "Turbo Switch" since it does not have a function. SMI is activated
when it detects a short to open moment and therefore leaving it shorted will
not cause any problems. May require one or two pushes depending on the
position of the switch. Wake-up can be controlled by settings in the BIOS but
the keyboard will always allow wake-up (the SMI lead cannot wake-up the
system). If you want to use this connector, "Suspend Switch" in the POWER
MANAGEMENT SETUP of the BIOS software should be on the default setting
of Enable (see page 26).

Selections SMI
Enter suspend mode short
Normal open

2 1 2 1

Enter Suspend mode Normal

14. IDE activity LED (HD. LED)
This connector connects to the hard disk activity indicator light on the case.


+ -
IDE (Hard Drive) LED

15. CPU cooling fan connector (JP21)
This connector supports a CPU cooling fan of 500mAMP (6WATT) or less.
Depending on the fan manufacturer, the wiring may be different. The red wire
should be positive, while the black should be ground. Connect the fan to the
board taking into consideration the polarity of the connector.
WARNING: Damage may occur to the motherboard and/or the CPU fan if these
pins are incorrectly used.


CPU Fan Power

16. CMOS Battery and Ext Battery connector (JP23)

2-3 closed Normal use (Default)


3-4 closed Clear CMOS (Momentarily)


Open Ext. Battery use

CMOS Battery and Ext Battery

Chapter 3
Award's ROM BIOS provides a built-in Setup program which allows user modify
the basic system configuration and hardware parameters. The modified data will
be stored in a battery-backed CMOS RAM so data will be retained even when the
power is turned off. In general, the information saved in the CMOS RAM stay
unchanged unless here is configuration change in the system, such as hard drive
replacement or new equipment is installed.

It is possible that CMOS had a battery failure which cause data lose in
CMOS_RAM. If so, re_enter system configuration parameters become necessary.

To enter Setup Program
Power on the computer and press key immediately will bring you into BIOS

Figure 3-1
The menu displays all the major selection items and allow user to select any one
of shown item. The selection is made by moving cursor (press any direction key)
to the item and press key. An on_line help message is displayed at the
bottom of the screen as cursor is moving to various items which provides user
better understanding of each function. When a selection is made, the menu of
selected item will appear so the user can modify associated configuration


(Figure 3-1). The STANDARD CMOS SETUP allows user to configure system
setting such as current date and time, type of hard disk drive installed in the
system, floppy drive type, and the type of display monitor. Memory size is
auto_detected by the BIOS and displayed for your reference. When a field is
highlighted (direction keys to move cursor and key to select), the entries
in the field will be changed by pressing or keys or user can enter
new data directly from the keyboard.

Figure 3-2

NOTE: If hard disk Primary Master/Slave and Secondary Master/Slave were used
Auto, than the hard disk size and model will be auto-detect on display during
NOTE: The "Halt On:" field is to determine when to halt the system by the BIOS is
error occurred during POST.

menu allows user to change system related parameters in the displayed menu.
This menu shows all of the manufacturer's default values of 5VX32. Again, user
can move the cursor by pressing direction keys and of keys to
modify the parameters. Pressing [F1] key to display help message of the selected

This setup program also provide 2 convinent ways to load the default parameter
data from BIOS [F6] or CMOS [F7] area if shown data is corrupted. This provides
the system a capability to recover from any possible error.

Figure 3-3

Note: The Security Option contians "setup" and "system". The "setup" indicates that
the password setting is for CMOS only while the "system" indicates the
password setting is for both CMOS and system boot up procedure.

Virus Warning: This category flashes on the screen. During and after the
system boots up, any attempt to write to the boot sector or partition table of
the hard disk drive will halt the system and the following error message will
appear, in the mean time, you can run an anti-virus program to locate the
problem. Default value is Disabled
Enabled: Activates 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.
Disabled: No warning message to appear when anything attempts to
access the boot sector or hard disk partition table.

CPU Internal Cache / External Cache: These two categories speed up
memory access. However, it depends on CPU/chipset design. The default
value is Enable. If your CPU without Internal Cache then this item "CPU
Internal Cache" will not be show.
Enabled: Enable cachehis category speeds up Power On Self Test.
(POST) after you power on the comp

Disabled: Disable cache

Quick Power On Self Test: Tuter. If it is set to Enable, BIOS will shorten or
skip some check items during POST.
Enabled: Enable quick POST
Disabled: Normal POST

Boot Sequence: This category determines which drive computer searches
first for the DOS (Disk Operating System). Default value is A,C.
A,C: System will first search for floppy disk drive then hard disk drive.
C,A: System will first search for hard disk drive then floppy disk drive.

Swap Floppy Drive: The swap floppy drive. Default value is Disabled.
Enabled: Floppy A & B will be swapped under the DOS
Disabled: Floppy A & B will be not swap

Boot Up Floppy Seek: During POST, BIOS will determine if the floppy disk
drive installed is 40 or 80 tracks. 360K type is 40 tracks while 760K, 1.2M and
1.44M are all 80 tracks. The default value is Enabled.
Enabled: BIOS searches for floppy disk drive to determine if it is 40 or 80
Note that BIOS can not tell from 720K, 1.2M or 1.44M drive type
as they are all 80 tracks.
Disabled: BIOS will not search for the type of floppy disk drive by track
Note that there will not be any warning message if the drive
installed is 360K.

Boot Up NumLock Status: The default value is On.
On: Keypad is number keys.
Off: Keypad is arrow keys.

Boot UP System Speed: It selects the default system speed-the speed that
the system will run at immediately after power up.
High: Set the speed to high.
Low: Set the speed to low.

NOTE: The board default value is LOW in the field. Boot the system to controller
turbo or De-turbo by Onboard (Turbo Switch).

Gate A20 Option: The default value is Fast.

Normal: The A20 signal is controlled by keyboard controller or chipset
Fast: Default: Fast. The A20 signal is controlled by Port 92 or chipset
specific method.

Typematic Rate Setting: This determines the typematic rate.
Enabled: Enable typematic rate and typematic delay programming.
Disabled: Disable typematic rate and typematic delay programming. The
system BIOS will use default value of this 2 items and the default
is controlled by keyboard.

Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec):
6 : 6 characters per second 8 : 8 characters per second
10 : 10 characters per second 12 : 12 characters per second
15 : 15 characters per second 20 : 20 characters per second
24 : 24 characters per second 30 : 30 characters per second

Typematic Delay (Msec): When holding a key, the time between the first and
second character displayed.
250 : 250 msec
500 : 500 msec
750 : 750 msec
1000 : 1000 msec

Security Option: This category allows you to limit access to the system and
Setup, or just to Setup. The default value is Setup.
System: The system will not boot and access to Setup will be denied if the
correct password is not entered at the prompt.
Setup: The system will boot, but access to Setup will be denied if the
incorrect password is entered at the prompt.

NOTE: To disable security, select PASSWORD SETTING at Main Menu and then
you will be asked to enter password. Do not type anything and just press
, it will disable security. Once the security is disabled, the system will
boot and you can enter Setup freely.

Video BIOS Shadow: It determines whether video BIOS will be copied to
RAM, however, it is optional from chipset design. Video Shadow will increase
the video speed.
Enabled: Video shadow is enabled
Disabled: Video shadow is disabled

C8000 - CBFFF Shadow:
CC000 - CFFFF Shadow:
D0000 - D3FFF Shadow:
D4000 - D7FFF Shadow:
D8000 - DBFFF Shadow:
DC000 - DFFFF Shadow:
These categories determine whether optional ROM will be copied to RAM by
16K byte or 32K byte per/unit and the size depends on chipset.
Enabled: Optional shadow is enabled.
Disabled: Optional shadow is disabled.

to display following menu.

Figure 3-4

DRAM Timing: The default value is 60ns.
60ns : 2 (faster) Burst Wait State, for 60~70ns Fast Page Mode/EDO DRAM.
70ns : 3 (slower) Burst Wait State, for 70ns Fast Page Mode/EDO DRAM.

Video BIOS Cacheable: The default value is Enabled.
Enabled: This field Enabled the Video BIOS Cacheable to speed up to VGA
Disabled: Disabled the Video BIOS Cacheable function.

8/16 Bit I/O Recovery Time: The default value is 1.
8 Bit I/O Recovery Time: This field defines the recovery time from 1 to 8
for 8-bit I/O.
16 Bit I/O Recovery Time: To define the recovery time from 1 to 4 for 16-
bit I/O.
Memory Hole At 15M~16M:The default value is Disabled.
Disabled: Normal Setting.
Enabled: This field enableds the main memory (15~16MB) remap to ISA

display the following screen. This menu allows user to modify the power
management parameters and IRQ signals. In general, these parameters should
not be changed unless it's absolutely necessary.

Figure 3-5

Again, user can move the cursor by pressing direction keys to the field need to be
modified and press or to alter item selection. You can only
change the content of Doze Mode, Standby Mode, and Suspend Mode when the
Power Management is set to 'User Define'.

3-4-1 The Description of the Power Management

Power Management mode selection:
Disabled: The system operates in NORMAL conditions (Non-GREEN),
and the Power Management function is disabled.

Max.saving: This mode will maximize the power saving capability.
Min.saving: This mode will minimize the power saving capability.
User define: Allow user to define timeout parameters to control power
saving timing. Refer item B shown below.

Timeout parameters:
HDD Standby
HDD Standby timer can be set from 1 to 15 minute(s).

System Doze
The "System Doze" mode timer starts to count when there is no "PM events"
occurred. The valid timeout setting is from 1 minute up to 1 hour.

System Standby
The "Standby" mode timer starts to count when "System Doze" mode timer timed
out and no "PM events" occurred. Valid range is from 1 minute up to 1 hour.

System Suspend
This function works only when the Pentium CPU is installed. The timer starts to
count when "System Standby" mode timer timed out and no "PM Events" occurred.
Valid range is from 1 minute up to 1 hour.

3-4-2 Description of the Green Functions

The 5VX32 supports HDD Power Down, Doze and standby power saving
functions when Intel Pentium Processor CPU is installed. In addition, the suspend
function is supported when the SMI (sleep ref. Figure 2-1 be closed to enter the
green function). The detail description of these functions are provided in next

HDD Standby Mode
When system stop reading or writing HDD, the timer starts to count. The system
will cut off the HDD power when timer ran out of time. The system will not resume
operation until either a read from or a write to HDD command is executed again.
Doze Mode
The system hardware will drop down CPU clock from normal working speed when
Doze mode timeout occurred.
Standby Mode
When the system standby mode timer ran out, it will enter the standby mode and
retain CPU at slow working speed. The screen will be blanked out.
Suspend Mode
When the system suspend timer time out, the system will enter the suspend mode
and the chipset will stop CPU clock immediately. The power consunption in
Suspend Mode is lower than in standby mode. The screen is also blanked out.
PM Events:
AWARD BIOS defines 15 PM Events in the power management mode (Doze,
standby & suspend). The user can initial any PM Events to be "Enable" or
"Disable". When the system detects all of the enabled events do not have any
activity, it will start the system Doze timer first if the "Power Management" isn't
"Disabled". Once the system Doze timer timed out, it will process doze power
saving procedure by starting the system standby timer. When the standby timer
ran out and all of the "Enabled" events remains silent, the system will enter the
standby mode. By now, the system will not only process the standby power
saving procedures but also start the system suspend timer. When the suspend
timer time out, all of the CPU clock will be stopped by dropping system clock down
to zero and remains this way until any one of the "Enabled" event occurred.


This "PNP and PCI configuration Setup" option configures the PCI bus slots. All
PCI bus slots on the system use INTA#, thus all installed PCI cards must be set to
this value.

Figure 3-6

IRQxx assigned to
These fields indicate whether or not the displayed IRQ for each field is being used
by a Legacy (non-PnP) ISA card. Two options are available: "PCI/ISA PnP" and
"Legacy ISA". The first option the default value, in