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K7S8XE User Manual

Version 1.0 Published April 2003 Copyright©2003 ASRock INC. All rights reserved.

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Disclaimer:
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Contents
1 Introduction ................................................... 4
1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Package Contents ......................................................... Specifications ................................................................ Motherboard Layout ...................................................... ASRock I/OTM ................................................................. Screw Holes ................................................................. Pre-installation Precautions ........................................... CPU Installation .............................................................. Installation of Heatsink and CPU fan ............................. Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM) ......................... Expansion Slots ............................................................. Jumpers Setup .............................................................. Connectors .................................................................... 4 5 7 8 9 9 9 10 10 11 12 13 15 15 15 16 18 19 19 19 19 19 19 19 20 24 25 26 27

2 Installation ...................................................... 9

3 BIOS Setup ...................................................... 15
3.1 BIOS Setup Utility ........................................................... 3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar ....................................................... 3.1.2 Legend Bar ............................................................. 3.2 Main Menu ...................................................................... 3.3 Advanced, Security, Power, Boot, and Exit Menus ..... 4.1 Installing Operating System ........................................... 4.2 Support CD Information ................................................. 4.2.1 Running Support CD ............................................... 4.2.2 Drivers Menu .......................................................... 4.2.3 Utilities Menu ........................................................... 4.2.4 ASRock "PC-DIY Live Demo" Program ................... 4.2.5 Contact Information ................................................ 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Advanced Menu .............................................................. Security Menu ................................................................. Power Menu .................................................................... Boot Menu ........................................................................ Exit Menu .........................................................................

4 Software Support ........................................... 19

Appendix ............................................................ 20

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Chapter 1 Introduction
Thank you for purchasing ASRock K7S8XE motherboard, a reliable motherboard produced under ASRock's consistently stringent quality control. It delivers excellent performance with robust design conforming to ASRock's commitment to quality and endurance. Chapter 1 and 2 of this manual contain introduction of the motherboard and step-by-step installation guide for new DIY system builders. Chapter 3 and 4 contain basic BIOS setup and support CD information. For advanced users' reference, the Appendix appearing on page 20 offers more advanced BIOS setup information. Because the motherboard specifications and the BIOS software might be updated, the content of this manual will be subject to change without notice. In case any modifications of this manual occur, the updated version will be available on ASRock website without further notice. ASRock website http://www.asrock.com

1.1 Package Contents
ASRock K7S8XE motherboard (ATX form factor: 12.0" x 9.6", 30.5 x 24.4 cm) ASRock K7S8XE Quick Installation Guide ASRock AMD-SiS Series Support CD 1 cable for IDE devices (1 x ATA 66/100/133) 1 cable for floppy drive (1 x ribbon cable) 1 ASRock I/O shield

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1.2 Specifications
Platform: CPU: Chipsets: ATX form factor (12.0" x 9.6", 30.5 x 24.4 cm) Supports Socket A (462 pins) for AMD AthlonTM / AthlonTM XP/ DuronTM processor North Bridge: SiS 748, [email protected] MHz, AGP 8X / 4X (see CAUTION 1); South Bridge: SiS 963L, supports USB 2.0, ATA 133 100 MHz - 200MHz 3 DDR DIMM slots: DDR1, DDR2, and DDR3 PC1600 / PC2100 for 3 DDR DIMM slots, Max. 3GB; PC2700 for 2 DDR DIMM slots, Max. 2GB; PC3200 for 1 DDR DIMM slot, Max. 1GB IDE1: ATA 133 / Ultra DMA Mode 6; IDE2: ATA 133 / Ultra DMA Mode 6; Can connect up to 4 IDE devices Supports floppy disk drive 5.1 channels AC'97 Audio Speed: 802.3u (10/100 Ethernet), supports Wake-On-LAN CPU temperature sensing (ASRock U-COP); Chassis temperature sensing; CPU overheat shutdown to protect CPU life (ASRock U-COP)(see CAUTION 2); Voltage monitoring: +12V, +5V, +3V, Vcore; CPU fan tachometer; Chassis fan tachometer 6 slots with PCI Specification 2.2 1 AGP slot, supports 1.5V, 8X / 4X AGP cards (see CAUTION 3) 4 default USB 2.0 ports and 1 extra set of header for two additional USB 2.0 ports upgrade (see CAUTION 4) PS/2: 1 keyboard port / 1 mouse port; 1 RJ 45 port; 4 rear default USB 2.0 ports; 1 serial port: COM 1; 1 parallel port: ECP/EPP support; Audio Jack: Line Out/ Line In/ Microphone + Game port AMI legal BIOS; Supports "Plug and Play"; ACPI 1.1 compliance wake up events; SMBIOS 2.3.1 support; CPU frequency stepless control (only for advanced users' reference, see CAUTION 5) Microsoft® Windows® 98 SE / ME / 2000 / XP compliant

Clock Generator: Memory:

IDE:

Floppy Port: Audio: LAN: Hardware Monitor:

PCI slots: AGP slot: USB 2.0: ASRock I/OTM:

BIOS:

OS:

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CAUTION!
1. According to SiS official document, SiS 748 chipset has limitation as below: CPU at FSB 200MHz mode, it will not support DDR400; CPU at FSB 333MHz mode, it will not support DDR200; CPU at FSB 400MHz mode, it will not support DDR200 / DDR266 2. While CPU overheat is detected, the system will automatically shutdown. Please check if the CPU fan on the motherboard functions properly before you resume the system. To improve heat dissipation, remember to spray thermal grease between the CPU and the heatsink when you install the PC system. 3. Do NOT use a 3.3V AGP card on K7S8XE's AGP slot! It may cause permanent damage! 4. Power Management for USB 2.0 works fine under Microsoft® Windows® XP. It may not work properly under Microsoft® Windows® 98/ME/2000. Please refer to Microsoft® official document at http://www.microsoft.com/HWDEV/BUS/usb/USB2support.asp 5. Although K7S8XE offers stepless control, it is not recommended to perform over clocking. When the CPU frequency of K7S8XE is set to perform over clocking, other clocks, such as PCI clock, AGP clock, and Memory clock will also be overclocked proportionally. Frequencies other than the recommended CPU bus frequencies may cause the instability of the system or damage the CPU.

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1.3 Motherboard Layout
22 1 2 3 4 5

24.4cm (9.6 in)
PS/2
Mouse
1

PS2_USB_PWR1

CPU_FAN1

Keyboard

PARALLEL PORT

PS/2

DDR DIMM1 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)

DDR DIMM2 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)

COM1

LAN
USB01

DDR DIMM3 (64/72 bit, 184-pin module)

25
FSB_SEL0 1 FSB_SEL1 1

21
ATXPWR1
USB23
LAN PHY

26

24
GAME AUDIO1 GAME AUDIO1
Line out
Line

Line in In

SiS 748 Chipset
AGP1

Mic Mic in In

0 1

2 3

4 5

23 20

30.5cm (12.0 in)
6
CHA_FAN1

1

AUDIO1

9
19
Audio CODEC

PCI 1
IDE2

8
SiS 963L
CMOS Battery

PCI 2
18

16 7
IDE1

PCI 3
CLRCMOS1 CLRCMOS2

Super I/O

PCI 4
K7S8XE
FLOPPY1

27 10
2MB BIOS

PCI 5
`

11 15 12

PCI 6
ATA133

IR1
1

SPEAKER1
1

USB2.0
5.1CH

USB45
1

PANEL 1
PLED
1 HDLED

PWRBTN

RESET

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17

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

ATX power connector (ATXPWR1) CPU socket CPU fan connector (CPU_FAN1) North Bridge controller 184-pin DDR DIMM slots (DDR 1- 3) AGP slot (AGP1) Primary IDE connector (IDE1, Blue) Secondary IDE connector (IDE2, Black) Chassis fan connector (CHA_FAN1) Floppy connector (FLOPPY1) Flash Memory System panel connector (PANEL1) USB 2.0 header (USB45, Blue) Infrared module connector (IR1)

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

External speaker connector (SPEAKER 1) South Bridge controller Clear CMOS (CLRCMOS1, solder points) PCI slots (PCI 1- 6) Audio CODEC Front panel audio connector (AUDIO1) LAN PHY PS2_USB_PWR1 jumper Internal audio connector: AUX1 (White) Internal audio connector: CD1 (Black) FSB select jumpers (FSB_SEL0) FSB select jumpers (FSB_SEL1) Clear CMOS (CLRCMOS2, 2-pin jumper)

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1.4 ASRock I/O TM
1 2 3

10

9

8

7

6

5

4

1 2 3 4 5

Parallel port RJ-45 port Game port Microphone (Pink) Line In (Light Blue)

6 7 8 9 10

Line Out (Lime) USB 2.0 ports Serial port (COM1) PS/2 keyboard port (Purple) PS/2 mouse port (Green)

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Chapter 2 Installation
K7S8XE is an ATX form factor (12.0" x 9.6", 30.5 x 24.4 cm) motherboard. Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits into it. Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard. Failure to do so may cause physical injuries to you and damages to motherboard components.

2.1 Screw Holes
Place screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis. Do not over-tighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard.

2.2 Pre-installation Precautions
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change any motherboard settings. 1. 2. Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component. To avoid damaging the motherboard components due to static electricity, NEVER place your motherboard directly on the carpet or the like. Also remember to use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safety grounded object before you handle components. Hold components by the edges and do not touch the ICs. Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that comes with the component. Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the power is switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.

3. 4.

2.3 CPU Installation
Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Unlock the socket by lifting the lever up to a 90 angle. Position the CPU directly above the socket such that its marked corner matches the base of the socket lever. Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it fits in place.
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The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the socket to avoid bending of the pins. Step 4. When the CPU is in place, press it firmly on the socket while you push down the socket lever to secure the CPU. The lever clicks on the side tab to indicate that it is locked.

Step 1

Step 2, 3

Step 4

2.4 Installation of CPU Fan and Heatsink
AMD AthlonTM / AthlonTM XP/ DuronTM family CPUs with a speed of 600 MHz and higher require larger heatsink and cooling fan. Thermal grease between the CPU and the heatsink is also needed to improve heat transfer. Make sure that the CPU and the heatsink are securely fastened and in good contact with each other. For proper installation, please kindly refer to the instruction manuals of vendors of CPU fan and heatsink.

2.5 Installation of Memory Modules (DIMM)
K7S8XE motherboard provides three 184-pin DDR (Double Data Rate) DIMM slots. Please make sure to disconnect power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or the system components. Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the retaining clips outward. Align a DIMM on the slot such that the notch on the DIMM matches the break on the slot. Firmly insert the DIMM into the slot until the retaining clip snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated.

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2.6 Expansion Slots (PCI and AGP Slots)
There are 6 PCI slots and 1 AGP slot on K7S8XE motherboard. PCI slots: PCI slots are used to install expansion cards that have the 32-bit PCI interface. AGP slot: The AGP slot is used to install a graphics card. The ASRock AGP slot has a special locking mechanism which can securely fasten the graphics card inserted. Please do not use 3.3V AGP card on K7S8XE's AGP slot! It may cause permanent damage!

Installing an expansion card
Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6. Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation of the expansion card and make necessary hardware settings for the card. Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis). Remove the bracket facing the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screws for later use. Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely seated on the slot. Fasten the card to the chassis with screws. Replace the system cover.

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2.7 Jumpers Setup
The illustration shows how jumpers are setup. When the jumper cap is placed on pins, the jumper is "SHORT". If no jumper cap is placed on the pins, the jumper is "OPEN". The illustration shows a 3-pin jumper whose pin1 and pin2 are "SHORT". Jumper FSB_SEL0
(see p.7 item 25)

Setting
2_3 FSB_SEL0 1_2 FSB_SEL1 FSB 100MHz 1_2 FSB_SEL0 1_2 FSB_SEL1 FSB 166MHz FSB_SEL1 FSB 200MHz FSB_SEL0 2_3
FSB_SEL1 FSB 133MHz FSB_SEL0 2_3 2_3

FSB_SEL1
(see p.7 item 26)

1_2

Note:The setting of the CPU front side bus frequency of this motherboard is by means of the adjustment of jumper-setting. Please follow the figures above to set the CPU front side bus frequency. Please note that the setting of FSB 200MHz will function only when the installed CPU supports FSB 200MHz. PS2_USB_PWR1
(see p.7 item 22)

Short pin2, pin3 to enable +5VSB (standby) for PS/2 or USB wake up events. Note: To select +5VSB, it requires 2 Amp and higher standby current provided by power supply.
+5V +5VSB

1_2

2_3

Clear CMOS CLRCMOS1
(see p.7 item 17)

CLRCMOS2
(see p.7 item 27)

solder points

2-pin jumper

Note: CLRCMOS1 and CLRCMOS2 allow you to clear the data in CMOS. The data in CMOS includes system setup information such as system password, date, time, and system setup parameters. There are 2 ways for you to clear and reset the system parameters to the default setup. Please turn off the computer and unplug the power cord, then you may either short the solder points on CLRCMOS1 by using metal material, e.g., a paper clip for 3 seconds; or you may use a jumper cap to short the pin on CLRCMOS2 for 3 seconds. Please remember to remove the paper clip or the jumper cap after clearing the CMOS.

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2.8 Connectors
Connectors are NOT jumpers. DO NOT place jumper caps over these connectors. Connector Figure Description FDD connector (33-pin FLOPPY1) Red marking FLOPPY1 Pin1 (see p.7 item 10) Note: Match the red marking on the floppy ribbon cable with Pin1. Primary IDE connector (Blue) (39-pin IDE1, see p.7 item 7) Secondary IDE connector (Black) (39-pin IDE2, see p.7 item 8)

PIN1

IDE1

PIN1

IDE2

connect the blue end to the motherboard 80-Pin ATA 100/133 cable

connect the black end to the IDE devices

Note: To optimize compatibility and performance, please connect your hard disk drive to the primary IDE connector (IDE1, blue) and CD-ROM to the secondary IDE connector (IDE2, black). USB 2.0 header (9-pin USB45) (see p.7 item 13)
1 GND P+4 P-4 USB_PWR USB_PWR P-5 P+5 GND DUMMY

ASRock I/OTM provides 4 default USB 2.0 ports on the rear panel. If those 4 USB 2.0 ports on the rear panel are not sufficient, this USB 2.0 header is available for 2 additional USB 2.0 ports. This connector supports an optional wireless transmitting and receiving infrared module. These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources such as a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, TV tuner card, or MPEG card.

Infrared module connector (5-pin IR1) (see p.7 item 14) Internal audio connectors (4-pin CD1, 4-pin AUX1) (CD1: see p.7 item 24) (AUX1: see p.7 item 23)

IRTX +5V DUMMY

1
GND IRRX

AUX-L GND GND AUX-R

CD-L GND GND CD-R

AUX1

CD1

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Front panel audio connector (9-pin AUDIO1) (see p.7 item 20)

GND +5VA BACKOUT-R BACKOUT-L

1 AUD-OUT-L DUMMY AUD-OUT-R MIC-POWER MIC

This is an interface for front panel audio cable that allows convenient connection and control of audio devices.

System panel connector (9-pin PANEL1) (see p.7 item 12)
1

PLED+ PLEDPWRBTN# GND

This connector accommodates several system front panel functions.

DUMMY RESET# GND HDLEDHDLED+

External speaker connector (4-pin SPEAKER 1) (see p.7 item 15) Chassis fan connector (3-pin CHA_FAN1) (see p.7 item 9) CPU fan connector (3-pin CPU_FAN1) (see p.7 item 3) ATX power connector (20-pin ATXPWR1) (see p.7 item 1)

1
SPEAKER DUMMY DUMMY +5V

This connector allows you to attach to an external speaker.

GND +12V CHA_FAN_SPEED

Connect the fan cable to the connector matching the black wire to the ground pin. Connect the fan cable to the connector matching the black wire to the ground pin. Connect an ATX power supply to the connector.

GND +12V CPU_FAN_SPEED

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Chapter 3 BIOS Setup
3.1 BIOS Setup Utility
This section explains how to use the BIOS Setup Utility to configure your system. The Flash Memory on the motherboard stores the BIOS Setup Utility. You may run the BIOS Setup Utility when you start up the computer. Please press during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the BIOS Setup Utility, otherwise, POST continues with its test routines. If you wish to enter the BIOS Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing + + , or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis. You may also restart by turning the system off and then back on. The BIOS Setup Utility is designed to be user-friendly. It is a menu-driven program, which allows you to scroll through its various sub-menus and select among the predetermined choices. Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the following BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purpose only, and they may not exactly match what you see on your screen.

3.1.1 BIOS Menu Bar
The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections: MAIN Sets up the basic system configuration ADVANCED Sets up the advanced features SECURITY Sets up the security features POWER Configures Power Management features BOOT Configures the default system device that is used to locate and load the Operating System EXIT Exits the current menu or the BIOS Setup To access the menu bar items, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.

3.1.2 Legend Bar
At the bottom of the Setup Screen is a legend bar. The following table lists the keys in the legend bar with their corresponding functions.

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Navigation Key(s) / / + /

Function Description Displays the General Help Screen Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the upper menu from the current menu Moves cursor up or down between fields Selects menu to the left or right Increases or decreases values Brings up a selected menu for a highlighted field Loads all setup items to the default values Saves changes and exits BIOS Setup

3.2 Main Menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup Utility, the following screen appears.

Main

Advanced

Security

AMIBIOS SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 3.31a Boot Power Exit

[ Setup Help ]
System Date System Time Floppy Drives IDE Devices BIOS Version Processor Type Processor Speed L1 Cache Size L2 Cache Size Total Memory DDR1 DDR2 DDR3

Mar 26 2003 Wed 20:07:40

Month: Jan - Dec Day: 01 - 31 Year: 1980 - 2099

K7S8XE BIOS P1.00 AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2600+ 2133 MHz 128 KB 256 KB 512 MB 512 MB / 133 MHz (DDR 266) None None

F1:Help Esc:Exit

:Select Item :Select Menu

+/-:Change Values Enter:Select Sub-Menu

F9:Setup Defaults F10:Save & Exit

System Date [Month/Day/Year] Set the system date that you specify. Valid values for month, day, and year are Month: (Jan to Dec), Day: (1 to 31), Year: (up to 2099). Use keys to move between the Month, Day, and Year fields. System Time [Hour:Minute:Second] Set the system to the time that you specify. Use keys to move between the Hour, Minute, and Second fields. Floppy Drives Use this to set the type of floppy drives installed. IDE Devices Use this to configure IDE devices.

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TYPE To set the type of the IDE device, first, please select "IDE Devices" on Main menu and press to get into the sub-menu. Then, select among "Primary IDE Master", "Primary IDE Slave", "Secondary IDE Master", and "Secondary IDE Slave" to make configuration of its type. Below are the configuration options.
AMIBIOS SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 3.31a

Main
Primary IDE Master [ Setup Help ] Auto Select how to set the parameters of drive, Or Select [AUTO] to set all HDD parameters automatically. Off Off Auto Off Auto

Type Cylinders Heads Write Precompensation Sectors Maximum Capacity LBA Mode Block Mode Fast Programmed I/O Modes 32 Bit Transfer Mode Ultra DMA Mode

F1:Help Esc:Previous Menu

:Select Item

+/-:Change Values Enter:Select Sub-Menu

F9:Setup Defaults F10:Save & Exit

[USER]: It allows user to manually enter the number of cylinders, heads, and sectors per track for the drive. Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, make sure you have the correct configuration information supplied by the drive manufacturer. Incorrect settings may cause the system to fail to recognize the installed hard disk. [Auto]: Select [Auto] to automatically detect hard disk drive. If autodetection is successful, the BIOS Setup automatically fills in the correct values for the remaining fields on this sub-menu. If the autodetection fails, it may due to that the hard disk is too old or too new. If the hard disk was already formatted on an older system, the BIOS Setup may detect incorrect parameters. In these cases, select [User] to manually enter the IDE hard disk drive parameters. After entering the hard disk information into BIOS, use a disk utility, such as FDISK, to partition and format new IDE hard disk drives. This is necessary so that you can write or read data from the hard disk. Make sure to set the partition of the Primary IDE hard disk drives to active.

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[CD/DVD]: This is used for IDE CD/DVD drives. [ARMD]: This is used for IDE ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device), such as MO. Cylinders This is used to configure the number of cylinders. Refer to the drive documentation to determine the correct value. Heads This is used to configure the number of read/write heads. Refer to the drive documentation to determine the correct values. Write Pre-compensation Enter Write Pre-compensation sector. Refer to the drive documentation to determine the correct value. Sectors This is used to configure the number of sectors per track. Refer to the drive documentation to determine the correct value. Maximum Capacity This field shows the drive's maximum capacity as calculated by the BIOS based on the drive information you entered. LBA Mode This allows user to select the LBA mode for a hard disk > 512 MB under DOS and Windows; for Netware and UNIX user, select [Off] to disable the LBA mode. Block Mode Set the block mode to [On] will enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing more data during each transfer. Fast Programmed I/O Modes This allows user to set the PIO mode to enhance hard disk performance by optimizing the hard disk timing. 32 Bit Transfer Mode It allows user to enable 32-bit access to maximize the IDE hard disk data transfer rate. Ultra DMA Mode Ultra DMA capability allows improved transfer speeds and data integrity for compatible IDE devices. Set to [Disabled] to suppress Ultra DMA capability.

3.3 Advanced, Security, Power, Boot, and Exit Menus
Detailed descriptions of these menus are listed in the Appendix. See page 20.

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Chapter 4 Software Support
4.1 Install Operating System
This motherboard supports various Microsoft® Windows® operating systems: 98 SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP. Because motherboard settings and hardware options vary, use the setup procedures in this chapter for general reference only. Refer to your OS documentation for more information.

4.2 Support CD Information
The Support CD that came with the motherboard contains necessary drivers and useful utilities that enhance the motherboard features.

4.2.1 Running The Support CD
To begin using the support CD, insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The CD automatically displays the Main Menu if "AUTORUN" is enabled in your computer. If the Main Menu did not appear automatically, locate and double click on the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder in the Support CD to display the menus.

4.2.2 Drivers Menu
The Drivers Menu shows the available devices drivers if the system detects installed devices. Please install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.

4.2.3 Utilities Menu
The Utilities Menu shows the applications software that the motherboard supports. Click on a specific item then follow the installation wizard to install it.

4.2.4 ASRock PC-DIY Live Demo Program
ASRock presents you a multimedia PC-DIY live demo, which shows you how to install your own PC system step by step. You can find the file through the following path: ..\ MPEGAV \ AVSEQ01.DAT To see this demo program, you can run Microsoft® Media Player® to play the file.

4.2.5 Contact Information
If you need to contact ASRock or want to know more about ASRock, welcome to visit ASRock's website at http://www.asrock.com; or you may contact your dealer for further information.

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Appendix: Advanced BIOS Setup
This section will introduce you the following BIOS Setup menus: "Advanced," "Security," "Power," "Boot," and "Exit."

1. Advanced BIOS Setup Menu
Main

Advanced

Security

AMIBIOS SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 3.31a Boot Power Exit

[
CPU Host Frequency Actual Frequency DRAM Frequency Spread Spectrum Chipset Configuration Resource Configuration Peripheral Configuration System Hardware Monitor

Setup Help

]

By Jumper 133MHz Auto Disabled

to select how to set the CPU host frequency.

F1:Help Esc:Exit

:Select Item :Select Menu

+/-:Change Values Enter:Select Sub-Menu

F9:Setup Defaults F10:Save & Exit

CPU Host Frequency: [By Jumper]: It is recommended to select this option, which will let the CPU host frequency of this motherboard determined by the jumper-setting. [Manual]: This allows user to set CPU host frequency manually. However, this is not recommended unless user thoroughly knows the feature. Wrong setup may cause problems during operation. DRAM Frequency: If set to [Auto], the motherboard detects the memory module(s) inserted and automatically assigns appropriate frequency. You may select other value as operating frequency: [100MHz ], [133MHz ], [166MHz ], [200MHz ]. Spread Spectrum: This field should always be [Disabled] for better system stability.

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Chipset Configuration:
AMIBIOS SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 3.31a

Advanced
Chipset Configuration [ Setup Help ] to select the size of mapped memory for graphics data.

AGP Aperture Size USB Controller USB Device Legacy Support DRAM CAS Latency

32M Disabled Disabled Auto

F1:Help Esc:Previous Menu

:Select Item

+/-:Change Values Enter:Select Sub-Menu

F9:Setup Defaults F10:Save & Exit

AGP Aperture Size: It refers to a section of the PCI memory address range used for graphics memory. It is recommended to leave this field at the default value unless the installed AGP card's specifications requires other sizes. USB Controller: Use this to enable or disable the use of USB controller. USB Device Legacy Support: Use this to enable or disable the support to emulate legacy I/O devices such as mouse, keyboard,... etc. DRAM CAS Latency: This is used to adjust the means of memory accessing. Configuration options: [Auto], [2T], [2.5T], [3T].

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Resource Configuration:
AMIBIOS SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 3.31a

Advanced
Resource Configuration [ Setup Help ]

PCI Latency Timer (PCI Clocks) Primary Graphics Adapter AGP Data Rate AGP Fast Write

32 PCI Auto Enabled

to select PCI clocks. Leave on default setting for the best PCI performance.

F1:Help Esc:Previous Menu

:Select Item

+/-:Change Values Enter:Select Sub-Menu

F9:Setup Defaults F10:Save & Exit

PCI Latency Timer (PCI Clocks): The default is 32. It is recommended to keep the default value unless the installed PCI expansion cards' specifications require other settings. Primary Graphics Adapter: Select PCI or AGP as the primary graphics adapter. AGP Data Rate: The default setting is [Auto]. You may select between [8X] or [4X] for an AGP 3.0 card, or select among [4X], [2X], [1X] for an AGP 2.0 card. AGP Fast Write: This allows you to enable or disable the feature of AGP fast write protocol support. Peripheral Configuration:
AMIBIOS SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 3.31a

Advanced
Peripheral Configuration [ Setup Help ] to enable or disable the floppy drive controller.

OnBoard FDC OnBoard Serial Port OnBoard Infrared Port OnBoard Parallel Port Parallel Port Mode EPP Version Parallel Port IRQ Parallel Port DMA Channel OnBoard Midi Port Midi IRQ Select OnBoard Game Port OnBoard IDE OnBoard LAN OnBoard AC' 97 Audio

Auto Auto Enabled Auto Normal N/A Auto N/A Disabled 5 Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled

F1:Help Esc:Previous Menu

:Select Item

+/-:Change Values Enter:Select Sub-Menu

F9:Setup Defaults F10:Save & Exit

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OnBoard FDC: Use this to enable or disable floppy drive controller. OnBoard Serial Port: Use this to set addresses for the onboard serial ports or disable serial ports. Configuration options: [Auto], [Disabled], [3F8 / IRQ4 / COM1], [2F8 / IRQ3 / COM2], [3E8 / IRQ4 / COM3], [2E8 / IRQ3 / COM4]. OnBoard Infrared Port: This allows you to enable or disable the onboard infrared port feature. Select [Enabled] will enable this feature if the infrared module is installed. OnBoard Parallel Port: Select Parallel Port address or disable Parallel Port. Configuration options: [Auto], [Disabled], [378], [278]. Parallel Port Mode: Set the operation mode of the parallel port. OnBoard Midi Port: Select address for Midi Port or disable Midi Port. Configuration options: [Disabled], [330], [300], [290], [292]. Midi IRQ Select: Use this to select Midi IRQ. Configuration options: [3], [4], [5], [7], [10], [11]. OnBoard Game Port: Select address for Game Port or disable Game Port. Configuration options: [Disabled], [200], [208]. OnBoard IDE: You may enable either the primary IDE channel or the secondary IDE channel. Or you may enable both the primary and the secondary IDE channels by selecting [Both]. Set to [Disabled] will disable the both. Configuration options: [Disabled], [Primary], [Secondary], [Both]. OnBoard LAN: This allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN feature. OnBoard AC'97 Audio: Select [Disabled], [Auto] or [Enabled] for the onboard AC'97 Audio feature. System Hardware Monitor: You can check the status of the hardware on your system. It allows you to monitor the parameters for CPU temperature, Motherboard temperature, CPU fan speed, and critical voltage.

AMIBIOS SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 3.31a

Advanced
System Hardware Monitor [ Setup Help ]

CPU Temperature M / B Temperature CPU FAN Speed Chassis FAN Speed Vcore + 3.30V + 5.00V + 12.00V

35 C / 95 F 27 C / 82 F 3110 RPM 0 RPM 1.728 V 3.312 V 4.975 V 12.167 V

F1:Help Esc:Previous Menu

:Select Item

+/-:Change Values Enter:Select Sub-Menu

F9:Setup Defaults F10:Save & Exit

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2. Security Setup Menu
Main

Advanced

Security

AMIBIOS SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 3.31a Boot Power Exit

Supervisor Password User Password Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Password Check

Clear Clear [ Enter ] [ Enter ] Setup

[

Setup Help

]

to set the supervisor password.

F1:Help Esc:Exit

:Select Item :Select Menu

+/-:Change Values Enter:Select Sub-Menu

F9:Setup Defaults F10:Save & Exit

Supervisor Password: This field shows the status of the Supervisor Password. [Clear]: No password has been set. [Set]: Supervisor password has been set. User Password: This field shows the status of the User Password. [Clear]: No password has been set. [Set]: User password has been set. Set Supervisor Password: Press to set Supervisor Password. Valid password can be a 1 to 6 alphanumeric characters combination. If you already have a password, you must enter your current password first in order to create a new password. Set User Password: Press to set User Password. Valid password can be a 1 to 6 alphanumeric characters combination. If you already have a password, you must enter your current password first in order to create a new p assword. Password Check: Select the check point for "Password Check". Configuration options: [Setup], [Always]. If [Setup] option is selected, the "Password Check" is performed before BIOS setup. If [Always] option is selected, the "Password Check" is performed before both boot-up and BIOS setup.

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3. Power Setup Menu
Main

Advanced

Security

AMIBIOS SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 3.31a Boot Power Exit

[
Suspend To RAM Repost Video on S3 Resume Restore on AC / Power Loss Ring-In Power On PCI Devices Power On PS / 2 keyboard Power On RTC Alarm Power On RTC Alarm Date RTC Alarm Hour RTC Alarm Minute RTC Alarm Second

Setup Help

]

Disabled Disabled Power Off Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Every Day 00 00 00

Set the power state after an unexpected AC / Power loss.

F1:Help Esc:Exit

:Select Item :Select Menu

+/-:Change Values Enter:Select Sub-Menu

F9:Setup Defaults F10:Save & Exit

Suspend To RAM (S3): This allows you to select whether to auto-detect or disable the ACPI Suspend-to-RAM feature. Select [Auto] will enable this feature if the system supports it. Repost Video on S3 Resume: This feature allows you to repost video on S3 resume. It is recommended to enable this feature under Microsoft® Windows® 98 / ME. Restore on AC/Power Loss: This allows you to set the power state after an unexpected AC/power loss. If [Power Off] is selected, the AC/power remains off when the power recovers. If [Power On] is selected, the AC/power resumes and the system starts to boot up when the power recovers. Ring-In Power On: Use this to enable or disable Ring-in signals to turn on the system from the power-soft-off mode. PCI Devices Power On: Use this to enable or disable PCI devices to turn on the system from the power-soft-off mode. PS/2 Keyboard Power On: Use this to enable or disable PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system from the power-soft-off mode. RTC Alarm Power On: Use this to enable or disable RTC (Real Time Clock) to power on the system. If [Enable] is selected, you must fill the RTC Alarm Date / Hour / Minute / Second sub-fields with the actual wake up time you desire.

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4. Boot Setup Menu
Main

Advanced

Security

AMIBIOS SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 3.31a Boot Power Exit

[
Quick Boot Mode Boot Up Num-Lock Boot To OS/2 Boot From Network Boot Device Priority

Setup Help

]

Disabled Off No Disabled

to enable or disable the quick boot mode.

F1:Help Esc:Exit

:Select Item :Select Menu

+/-:Change Values Enter:Select Sub-Menu

F9:Setup Defaults F10:Save & Exit

Quick Boot Mode: Enable this mode will speed up the boot-up routine by skipping memory retestings. Boot Up Num-Lock: If this is enabled, it will automatically activate the Numeric Lock function after boot-up. Boot To OS/2: This enables boot-up to OS/2 operating system. Boot From Network: Use this to enable or disable "boot from network" feature. Boot Device Priority: This allows you to set the boot device priority.

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5. Exit Menu
Main

Advanced

Security
[ [ [ [

AMIBIOS SETUP UTILITY - VERSION 3.31a Boot Power Exit

Exit Saving Changes Exit Discarding Changes Load Default Settings Discard Changes

Enter Enter Enter Enter

] ] ] ]

[ Setup Help ] Exits and saves the changes in CMOS RAM.

F1:Help Esc:Exit

:Select Item :Select Menu

+/-:Change Values Enter:Select Sub-Menu

F9:Setup Defaults F10:Save & Exit

Exit Saving Changes: After you enter the sub-menu, the message "Save current settings and exit" will appear. If you press , it will save the current settings and exit the BIOS SETUP Utility. Exit Discarding Changes: After you enter the sub-menu, the message "Quit without saving changes" will appear. If you press , you will exit the BIOS Setup Utility without making any changes to the settings. Load Default Settings: After you enter the submenu, the message "Load Default Settings" will appear. If you press , it will load the default values for all the setup configuration. Discard Changes: After you enter the sub-menu, the message "Load setup original values" will appear. If you press , original values will be restored and all changes are discarded.

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