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C h a p t e r   1   : I n t r o d u c t i o n ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . . ... ... ... . 1
             
1 . 1   M a i n b o a r d   F e a t u r e s ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . 2
C h a p t e r   2   :   H a r d w a r e   I n s t a l l a t i o n ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . 4
              2.1 Mainboard Layout and Connectors Jumpers View...... 4
              2.2 Connectors and Jumper Settng...............................5
2 . 3   I n s t a l l   C P U ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 9
              2 . 4   I n s t a l l   M e m o r y ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . 1 1
C h a p t e r   3   :   B i o s   S e t u p ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 4
   
3 . 1   M a i n   M e n u   ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . . 14
              3.2 Standard CMOS Setup... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . . 16
3.3 BIOS Features Setup........ ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . . 20 
3.4 Supervisor/ User Password Setting.........................25
3 . 5   C h i p s e t   F e a t u r e s   S e t u p ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . 26
3 . 6   S e t u p   P o w e r   M a n a g e m e n t ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 32
3.7 Setup PnP/PCI Configuration.................................37
3.8   U p d a t e   B I O S   P r o c e d u r e ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 39

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CHAPTER 1                        INTRODUCTION
The mainboard is a high-performance personal computer mainboard based 
on the Pentium II processor.  The mainboard uses the highly integrated VIA 
APOLLO PRO 133 (VT82C693A) AGPset which optimize the system 
bandwidth and concurrency with the implementation of Quad port 
Acceleration (QPA).QPA provides 4-port concurrent arbitration of the 
processor bus, graphics, PCI bus and SDRAM. The VT82C596B chipset 
integrates all system control functions such as ACPI (Advanced Configuration 
and Power Interface). The ACPI provides more Energy Saving Features for 
the OSPM (OS Direct Power Management) function. The VT82C596B chipset 
also improves the IDE transfer rate by supporting Ultra DMA /66 IDE that 
transfers data at the rate of 66 MB/s.
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1.1 Mainboard Features
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CPU
=
Slot 1 for Pentium II processor or Pentium III processor.
=
Supports 233MHZ-550MHZ and higher.
=
Core/ Bus ratios are x2, x2.5, x3, x3.5, x4, x4.5, x5, x5.5, x6 and     
  higher.
2
Clock Generator
=
66MHZ, 100MHZ. 133 MHZ BUS.
=
AUTO detect CPU BUS CLK frequency. For 66 OR 100MHZ
2
 Switching Voltage Regulator
=
On-board switching mode DC-DC Step Down Regulator.
2
Chip Set
=
Mainboard : VIA APOLLO PRO Chipset.
=
Enhanced I/O : Winbond 83977 EF Chipset.
2
System Memory, DIMM*4
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Supports three 168-pin unbuffered DIMM Socket.
=
Supports memory size up to 512 MB.
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Supports 3.3v Extended Data Output (EDO) and SDRAM DIMM.
2
Expansion Slot, AGP1, PCI1-PCI5 , ISA1-ISA2
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One AGP (Accelerated Graphics port) slot.-AGP specification 
  compliant
=
For 32-bit Master PCI Bus slots and Two 16-bit ISA bus slots
  wherein one shared slot that can be used as ISA or PCI.
2
ACPI (ATX Power Supply Mode)
=
Power management. Slot-off Control.
=
Supports Modem Ring-in.
=
Supports RTC Alarm wake up.
2
Enhance PCI IDE & I/O Interface
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Supports two PCI Bus, Master IDE ports (up to 4 IDE devices)
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Supports Ultra DMA/66 function.
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Supports SCSI/CD-ROM function.

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floppy port supports 2FDD with 360k, 720k, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88M 
  bytes.
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2.serial ports (COM1+COM2 Two 16550 high speed UART ports).
=
1.paralle1 port supports SPP/EPP/ECP mode.
=
2.USB ports.
=
1.IrDA TX/RX Header.
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PS/2 Keyboard interface and PS/2 mouse interface.
2
System Green BIOS
=
Flash BIOS option on board, AWARD deep green BIOS, PLUG & PLAY,
  PnP function.
=
Auto configuration for PCI add-on cards.
=
CPU stop-clock, real zero clock for CPU.
=
I/O Device's power saving, APM& SMI.
=
Implements the EPA Energy Star PC specification with Deep Green 
  system design.
                      #   F u l l -on  : System runs in full speed CPU clock.
                      #   D o z e  
: System scales-down CPU clock.
           # Standby : System scales-down the CPU clock, and turns off 
                       video display and spin-off hard disk drives.
           # Suspend : With SMM CPU, stop CPU clock in suspend mode. 
2
 Power Connect
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ATX Power Supply.
2
PCB Dimension
=
ATX Form Factor : 30.3 cm (L) x 18cm (W) x 4 layers PCB.
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Double deck I/O connectors, compatible with Intel Venus Mainboard.
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C H A P T E R   2                                   Hardware 
Installation
2.1 Mainboard Layout and Connectors Jumpers View 
2. 2 Connectors and Jumper Setting
CN1 : PS/2 Mouse Connector & Keyboard Connector
CN2 : USB( Universal Serial Bus ) Connector
CN4.5 : Serial Port1 Connector, Serial Port2 Connector, Printer Port
       Connector

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ATX POWER SUPPLY CONNECTOR
                             
IR : IR FIR/CIR Connect
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WOL: WAKE ON LAN CONNECT
For supporting this feature , the system must have a special sps 
(switching power Supply) supported, that must provide at least 800mA 
ability on the " 5V standby" voltage.
FAN1 : CPU FAN CONNECT
FAN2 : SYSTEM FAN CONNECT
The M/B W83781D IC to AUTO-detect
1.CPU & System Temperature
2.CPU & System Voltage
3.CPU & System FAN Speed

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CMOS CLEAR SELECT
JP8, JP10, JP11: Clock select
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RATE
JP8-1
JP8-2
JP8-3
JP8-4
3X
ON
OFF
ON
ON
3.5X
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
4X
ON
ON
OFF
ON
4.5X
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
5X
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
5.5X
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
6X
ON
ON
ON
OFF
6.5X
OFF
ON
ON
OFF
7X
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
Freq
JP8-5
JP8-6
JP8-7
JP8-8
JP10
JP11
66MHZ
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
2-3
2-3
75MHZ
OFF
ON
ON
ON
2-3
2-3
100MHZ
OFF
OFF
OFF
ON
2-3
1-2
112MHZ
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
2-3
1-2
133MHZ
OFF
OFF
OFF
OFF
1-2
1-2
JP9:

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2.3 INSTALL CPU
2.3.1 For Celeron, Pentium II & III CPU
The motherboard provides a Single Edge Contact (SEC) slot for processor
packaged in an SEC cartridge. Follow these steps to install CPU:
Mount the Universal Retention Mechanism (URM) & Insert the CPU :
( The illustration is just for reference)
This URM was designed to accommodate 3 types of CPU Form Factor.   
(SECC,SECCII&SEPP). For Example : Pentium II/III & Celeron family.
Note : Please put a soft pad under M/B before the installation of URM.
Installation for SECC CPU : 
(1) Leave space below each mounting hole for the fastener to protrude  
   through the hole.
(2) Position URM on the M/B next to the slot1 connector.
(3) Push down retainer pin into respective fastener to secure URM onto the  
   M/B.
(4) Push CPU into URM to contact with slot 1.
(5) Make sure latching portion of CPU engaged with windows ledge of URM.
Installation for SECC II or SEPP CPU :
(1) Same as step (1) of SECC.
(2) Same as step (2) of SECC.
(3) Same as step (3) of SECC.
(4) Same as step (4) of SECC.
(5) Snap in 2 clips into side windows of URM to secure SEPP CPU.
1: Retention Mechanism
2: Clip
3: Retainer Pin
4: Fastener
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If there is a fan on the CPU, Please plug in the fan cable to the three pin fan
connector on the motherboard ( CPUFAN)
2.3.2 For Socket 370 CPU
Before installing CPU, make sure the power is ff. Locate the level bar on the 
PGA370ZIF socket. Push level bar away from the socket and pull upward 90 
degrees. Insert the CPU into the socket. Make sure the notch of the CPU 
corresponds with the white dot on the ZIF socket (the corner without pin 
socket).Do not push in the CPU. Make sure all pins are aligned with the CPU 
socket. On the level bar. 

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2.4 INSTALL MEMORY
This  motherboard has 4*168-pin 64-bit Dual Inline Memory Module(DIMM) 
sockets devided into 2 banks. You can install 3.3V unbuffered 
PC100-compliant Synchronous DRAM (SDRAM) memory.
Some DIMM memory have SPD (Serial Presence Detect) 8-pin IC on 
module. When 4 piece DIMM on motherboard, it is not recommended 
the SPD (Serial Presence Detect) DIMM blends and non-SPD DIMM.
(1) PCB LAYOUT AND RELEVANT POSITIONS FOR DIMM X4
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2) The support different type of settings for the system memory . There  
   is no jumper nor connect needed for memory configuration.   
   Following figures provides all possible memory combinations.
SDRAM& EDO
STATUS
BANK0
BANK1
BANK2
BANK3
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
INSTALLED
NONE
NONE
NONE
OK
NONE
INSTALLED
NONE
NONE
OK
NONE
NONE
INSTALLED
NONE
OK
NONE
NONE
NONE
INSTALLED
OK
INSTALLED
INSTALLED
NONE
NONE
OK
INSTALLED
NONE
INSTALLED
NONE
OK
INSTALLED
NONE
NONE
INSTALLED
OK
NONE
INSTALLED
INSTALLED
NONE
OK
NONE
INSTALLED
NONE
INSTALLED
OK
NONE
NONE
INSTALLED
INSTALLED
OK
INSTALLED
INSTALLED
INSTALLED
NONE
OK
INSTALLED
INSTALLED
NONE
INSTALLED
OK
INSTALLED
NONE
INSTALLED
INSTALLED
OK
NONE
INSTALLED
INSTALLED
INSTALLED
OK
INSTALLED
INSTALLED
INSTALLED
INSTALLED
OK

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NOTE :
1.SDRAM Module Specification : 3.3 V Only.
2.For 100 MHZ BUS CLK . We Suggests Using " PC-100" SDRAM SPEC.
3.For Better Reliability . We Suggests Using SPD (Serial Port Data) 
SDRAM SPEC.
2.4.1 Installation of 168-pin DIMM (Dual Inline Memory Module)
1.Before inserting the DIMM, make sure the pin 1 of the DIMM matches with  
  the pin 1 on the DIMM socket.
2.Insert DIMM into the DIMM sockets at a 90-degree angle and press down.
2.4.2 Removal of 168-pin DIMM
1.Press the holding clips on both sides of the socket outward to release the   
  DIMM.
2.Gently pull the DIMM out of the socket. 
      I n s t a l l   D I M M                                                                   R e m o v e   D I M M
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C h a p t e r 3                                                               B I O S  
SETUP
3.1 Main Menu
Once you enter the Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Mean will 
appear on the screen. The Main Menu allows you to select from several 
setup functions and two exit choices. Use the arrow keys to select among the 
items
and press <Enter> to accept and enter the sub-menu.
ROM PCI/ISA BIOS (2A6LGG99)
CMOS SETUP UTILITY
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
STANDARD CMOS SETUP
BIOS FEATURES SETUP
CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION SETUP
LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS
LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
SUPERVISOR PASSWORD
USER PASSWORD
IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION
SAVE & EXIT SETUP
EXIT WITHOUT SAVING
E s c   :   Q u i t                                                           ╚═╦┴: Select Item
F10 : Save & Exit Setup                 (Shift) F2 : Change Color
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...
Note that a brief description of each highlighted selection appears at the 
bottom of the screen.
Setup Items
The main menu includes the following main setup categories. Recall that 
some systems may not include all entries.
Standard CMOS Setup
This setup page includes all the items in a standard, AT-compatible BIOS.
BIOS Features Setup
This setup page includes all the items of Award special enhanced features.

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Super/User Password Setting
Change, set, or disable password.  It allows you to limit access to the 
system
and Setup, or just to Setup.
Chipset Features Setup
This setup page includes all the items of chipset special features.
Power Management Setup
This entry only appears if your system supports Power Management, "Green 
PC" standards.
PNP/PCI Configuration Setup
This entry appears if your system supports PNP/PCI.
Load BIOS Defaults  
The BIOS defaults have been set by the manufacturer and represent settings
which provide the minimum requirements for your system to operate.
Load Setup Defaults
The chipset defaults are setting which provide for maximum system 
performance. While Award has designed the custom BIOS to maximize 
performance, the manufacturer has the right to change these defaults to meet 
their needs.
Integrated Peripherals
This section page includes all the items of IDE hard drive and programmed 
Input/ Output features.
IDE HDD Auto Detection
Automatically detect and configure hard disk parameters. The Award BIOS 
includes this ability in the event you are uncertain of your hard disk's 
parameters.
Save & Exit Setup
Save CMOS value changes to CMOS and exit setup.
Exit Without Save
Abandon all CMOS value changes and exit setup.
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3.2 Standard CMOS Setup
The items in Standard CMOS Setup Menu are divided into 10 categories. 
Each category includes no, one or more than one setup items. Use the arrow 
keys to highlight the item and then use the <PgUp> or <PgDn> keys to select 
the value you want in each item.
ROM PCI/ISA BIOS (2A6LGG99)
STANDARD CMOS SETUP
AWARD SOFTWARE.INC.
Date (mm:dd:yy) : Thu, Jun 4 1998
Time (hh:mm:ss) : 14:11: 1
HARD DISKS
TYPE SIZE CYLS HEAD PRECOMP LANDE SECTOR MODE
Primary Master
Primary Slave
Secondary Master
Secondary Slave
:Auto
:Auto
:Auto
:Auto
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Drive A
Drive B
: 1.44, 3.5 in.
: None
V i d e o                   :EGA/VGA
Halt On      
       :All, But Keyboard
Base Memory :   640K
Extended Memory:  261120K
Other Memory :   384K
Total Memory : 262144K
 ESC
 F1
: Quit
: Help
╚═╦┴ : Select Item
(shift) F2 : Change Color
PU/PD/+/- : Modify
Date
The date format is <day>,<date><month><year>. Press <F3> to show the 
calendar.
 day
The day, from Sun to Sat, determined by the BIOS and is 
display-only.
 date
The date, from 1 to 31 (or the maximum allowed in the month)
 month The month, Jan through Dec.
 year
The year, from 1900 through 2099
Time
The time format is <hour><minute><second>. The time is calculated based 
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Primary Master/ Primary Slave/ Secondary Master/
Secondary Slave
The categories identify the types of 2 channels that have been installed in the
computer. There are 45 predefined types and 4 user definable types are for
Enhanced IDE BIOS. Type 1 to Type 45 are predefined. Type user is 
user-definable.
Press PgUp or PgDn to select a numbered hard disk type or type the number
and press<Enter>. 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 your hard disk drive type is not matched or
listed, you can use Type "User" to define your own drive type manually.
If you select Type "User" , you will need to know the information listed below. 
Enter the information directly from the keyboard and press<Enter>.
This information should be included in the documentation from your hard
disk vendor or the system manufacturer.
If the controller of HDD interface is ESDI, the selection shall be "Type1".
If the controller of HDD interface is SCSI, the selection shall be "None".  
If you selection Type "Auto", BIOS will Auto-Detect the HDD & CD-ROM
Drive at the POST stage and showing the IDE for HDD & CD-ROM Drive.
TYPE
drive type
CYLS.
number of cylinders
HEADS
number of heads
PRECOMP
write precom
LANDZONE
landing zone
SECTORS
number of sectors
MODE
mode type      
If a hard disk has not been installed select NONE and press<Enter>.
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Drive A Type/ Drive B Type
The category identifies the types of floppy disk drive A or drive B that have
been installed in the computer.
None
No floppy drive installed
360K, 5.25 in 5-1/4 inch PC-type standard drive; 360kilobyte capacity
1.2M, 5.25 in 5-1/4 inch AT-type high-density drive;1.2megabyte capacity
720M, 3.5 in
3-1/2 inch double-sided drive; 720 kilobyte capacity
1.44M, 3.5 in 3-1/2 inch double-sided drive; 1.44  megabyte capacity  
2.88M, 3.5 in 3-1/2 inch double-sided drive; 2.88 megabyte capacity
Video
The category selects the type of video adapter used for the primary system
monitor. Although secondary monitors are supported, you do not have to 
select the type in Setup.
EGA / VGA Enhanced Graphics Adapter/ Video Graphics Array, For
EGA, VGA, SEGA, SVGA, or PGA monitor adapters.
CGA 40
Color Graphics Adapter, power up in 40 column mode
CGA 80
Color Graphics Adapter, power up in 80 column mode
MONO
Monochrome adapter, includes high resolution monochrome
adapters.     
Halt On
The category determines whether the computer will stop if an error is 
detected during power up.
No errors
Whenever the BIOS detects a non-fatal error the system 
will be stopped and you will be prompted.
All errors
The system boot will not be stopped for any error that 
may be detected.
All, But Keyboard The system boot will not stop for a keyboard error, it will 
stop for all other errors.
All, But Diskette
The system boot will not stop for a disk error; it will stop 
for all other errors.
All, But Disk/Key The system boot will not stop for a keyboard or disk 
error; it will stop for all other errors.
Memory
The category is display-only which is determined by POST (Power on Self 
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Base Memory
The POST will determine the amount of base (or conventional) memory 
installed in the system. The value of the base memory is typically 512K for 
systems with 512K memory installed on the motherboard, or 640K for system 
with 640K r 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 IMB in the CPU's
memory address map.
Other Memory
This refers to the memory located in the 640K to 1024K address space. This 
is memory that can be used for different applications. DOS uses this area to 
load device drivers in an effort to keep as much base memory free for 
application programs. The BIOS is the most frequent user of this RAM area 
since this is where it shadows RAM.
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3.3 BIOS Features Setup
This section allows you to configure your system for basic operation. You 
have the opportunity to select the system's default speed, boot-up sequence, 
keyboard operation, shadowing and security.
ROM PCI / ISA BIOS (2A6LGG99)
BIOS FEATURES SETUP
AWARD SOFTWARE. INC.
Video BIOS Shadow        
C8000-CBFFF Shadow     
CC000-CFFFF Shadow     
D0000-D3FFF Shadow
D4000-D7FFF Shadow
D8000-DBFFF Shadow
DC000-DFFF Shadow      
: Enabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
Virus Warning 
CPU Internal Cache
External Cache
CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking
Quick Power On Self Test
Boot Sequence
Swap Floppy Drive
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Boot Up NumLock Status
IDE HDD Block Mode
Gate A20 Option
Memory Parity/ECC check
Typematic Rate Setting
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
Typematic Delay (Msec)       
Security Option
PCI/VGA Palett Snoop
OS Select For DRAM>
: Disabled
: Enabled
: Enabled
: Enabled
: Enabled
: A, C, SCSI
: Disabled
: Enabled
: On
: Enabled
: Fast
: Disabled
: Disabled
: 6
: 250
: Setup
: Disabled
: Non-OS2
ESC : Quit         ╚═╦┴ : Select Item
F1 : Help          PU/PD/+/- : Modify
F5 : Old Values    (Shift) F2 : Color
F6 : Load BIOS Defaults
F7 : Load Setup Defaults 
Virus Warning
   
When this item is enabled, the Award BIOS will monitor the boot sector and 
partition table of the hard disk drive for any attempt at modification. If an 
attempt is made, the BIOS will halt the system and the following error 
message will appear. Afterwards, if necessary, you will be able to run an 
antivirus program to locate and remove the problem before any damage is 
done.
! WARNING !
Disk boot sector is to be modified
Type "Y" to accept write or "N" to abort write
Award Software, INC.

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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 will appear when anything attempts to 
access the boot sector or hard disk partition table.
NOTE:
Many disk diagnostic programs which attempt to access the boot sector table
can cause the above warning message. If you will be running such a 
program,
we recommend that you first disable Virus Protection beforeband.
CPU Internal Cache/External Cache
These two categories speed up memory access. However, it depends on 
CPU/chipset design. The default value is enable.
Enabled
Enabled cache
Disabled
Disabled cache
Quick Power On Self Test
This category speeds up Power On Self Test (POST) after you power up the
computer. If it is set to Enabled, BIOS will shorten or skip some check items
during POST.
Enabled
Enable quick POST
Disabled
Normal POST
Boot Sequence
The category determines which drive to search first for the disk operating
system ( i.e., DOS ). Default value is A,C.
C,A
System will first search for hard disk drive then floppy disk
drive.
A,C
System will first search for floppy disk drive then hard disk
drive.
CDROM,C,A System will first search for CDROM drive, then hard disk
drive and then floppy disk drive.
C,CDROM,A System will first search for hard disk drive, then CDROM
drive, and then floppy disk drive.
Swap Floppy Drive
This item allows you to determine whether enable the swap floppy drive or 
not.
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The choice: Enabled / Disabled. 
Boot Up Floppy Seek
During POST, BIOS will determine if the floppy disk drive installed is 40 or
80tracks. 360K type is 40 tracks while 760K, 1.2M and 1.44M 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 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
number. Note that there will not be any warning message if the
drive installed is 360K. 
Boot Up NumLock Status
This allows you to determine the default state of the numeric keypad. By 
default, the system boots up with NumLock on.
On
Keypad is number keys
Off
Keypad is arrow keys
I
DE HDD Block Mode
This allows your hard disk controller to use the fast block mode to transfer
data to and from your hard disk drive(HDD).
Enabled
IDE controller uses block mode.
Disabled
IDE controller uses standard mode
Enabled
 is the default.
Gate A20 Option
This entry allows you to select how the gate A20 is handled. The gate A20 is 
a device used to address memory above 1 Mbytes. Initially, the gate A20 was
handled via a pin on the keyboard. Today, while keyboards still provide this
support, it is more common, and much faster, for the system chipset to 
provide support for gate A20.
Normal
Keyboard
Fast
chipset
Typematic Rate setting
This determined if the typematic rate is to be used. When disabled, 
continually holding down a key on your keyboard will generate only one 
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When the typematic rate is enabled, the BIOS will report as before, but it will 
then wait a moment, and, if the key is still down, it will begin the report that 
the
key has been depressed repeatedly. For example, you would use such a 
feature to accelerate cursor movements with the arrow keys. 
Enabled
Enabled typematic rate
Disabled
Disable typematic rate         
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
When the typematic rate is enabled, this selection allows you select the rate 
at which the keys are accelerated.
 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 the typematic rate is enabled, this selection allows you to select the 
delay between when the key was first depressed and when the acceleration 
begins.
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.
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 
correct password is not 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
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< Enter>, it will disable security. Once the security is disabled, the system will
boot and you can enter Setup freely.
OS Select for DRAM > 64
This item allows you to access the memory that over 64MB in OS/2.
The choice: Non-OS2, OS2.
PCI/ VGA Palette Snoop
It determines whether the MPEG ISA/VESA VGA Cards can work with
PCI/VGA or not.
Enabled
When PCI/VGA working with MPEG ISA/VESA VGA Card.
Disabled When PCI/VGA not working with MPEG ISA/VESA VGA Card.
Video BIOS Shadow
Determines whether video BIOS will be copied to RAM. However, it is 
optional
depending on chipset design. Video Shadow will increase the video speed.
Enabled
Video shadow is enabled
Disabled
Video shadow is disabled
C8000-CBFFF Shadow/DC000-DFFFF Shadow
These categories determine whether option ROMs will be copied to RAM.
An example of such option ROM would be support of  on-board SCSI.
Enabled
Optional shadow is enabled
Disabled
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3.4 Supervisor/ User Password Setting 
You can set either supervisor or user password, or both of then. The 
differences between are:
supervisor password : can enter and change the options of the setup menus. 
user password: just can enter but do not have the right to change the options 
of the setup menus. 
When you select this function, the following message will appear at the center 
of the screen to assist you in creating a password. 
ENTER PASSWORD:
Type the password, up to eight characters in length, and press <Enter>. The 
password typed now will clear any previously entered password from CMOS 
memory. You will be asked to confirm the password. Type the password again 
and press <Enter>. You may also press <ESC> to abort the selection and not 
enter a password. 
To disabled a password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter 
the password. A message will confirm the password will be disabled. Once 
the password is disabled, the system will boot and you can enter Setup freely.
PASSWORD DISABLED.
When a password has been enabled, you will be prompted to enter it every 
time you try to enter Setup. This prevents an unauthorized person from 
changing any part of your system configuration.
Additionally, when a password is enabled, you can also require the BIOS to 
request a password every time your system is rebooted. This would prevent 
unauthorized use of your computer.
You determine when the password is required within the BIOS Features 
Setup Menu and its Security option (see Section 4) .If the Security option is 
set to "System", the password will be required both at boot and at entry to 
Setup. If set to "Setup", prompting only occurs when trying to enter Setup.
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3.5 Chipset Features Setup
ROM PCI/ISA BIOS (2A6LGG99)
CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP
AWARD SOFTWARE.INC.
CPU Warning Temperature 
Current System Temperature
Current CPU1 Temperature
Current CPUFAN Speed
Current SystemFAN Speed
: Disabled
: 39░C /120░F
: 27░C/80░F
:4500RPM
: 0 RPM
CPU (V)
DIM (V)
+12V 
-5V
+5V
-12V
: 2.00V
: 3.31V
: 11.97V
: -5.09V
: 4.97V
: -11.48V
Bank 0/1 DRAM Timing
Bank 2/3 DRAM Timing
Bank 4/5 DRAM Timing
Bank 6/7 DRAM Timing
SDRAM Cycle Length
DRAM Clock
Memory Hole
Read Around Write
Concurrent PCI/HOST
System BIOS Cachable
Video RAM Cachable
AGP Aperture Size
AGP-2X Mode
Onchip USB
USB Keyboard Support
: SDRAM 10ns
: SDRAM 10ns
: SDRAM 10ns
: SDRAM 10ns
: 3
: HCLK-33M
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Enabled
: Disabled
: 64M
: Enabled
: Enabled
: Disabled
ESC : Quit           ╚═╦┴ :Select Item
F1 : Help             PU/PD/+/- : Modify
F5 : Old Value        (Shift) F2 : Color
F6 : Load BIOS Default
F7 : Load Setup Defaults 
Bank 0/1 DRAM Timing : SDRAM 10 ns
This item allows you to setting DIMM1 DRAM Timing. The default is 
SDRAM10ns.
Bank 2/3 DRAM Timing : SDRAM 10 ns
This item allows you to setting DIMM2 DRAM Timing. The default is 
SDRAM10ns.
Bank 4/5 DRAM Timing : SDRAM 10 ns
This item allows you to setting DIMM3 DRAM Timing. The default is 
SDRAM10ns.
Bank 6/7 DRAM Timing : SDRAM 10 ns
This item allows you to setting DIMM4 DRAM Timing. The default is 
SDRAM10ns.
Other Choice: Normal/Medium/Fast/Turbo is for FPG/EDO Timing setting.
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This item allows you to setting SDRAM CAS Latency : 3T or 2T
The Default is "3".(3T)
DRAM Clock : HCLK-33M
The item allows you to setting DRAM Clock Base on then the CPU 
Clock(Host Clock)
The Default is HCLK-33M
Host CLK : CPU Clock
HCLK-33M : CPU Clock-33MHz
HCLK+33M : CPU Clock +33MHz  
System BIOS Cacheable
This item allows you to select Enabled, Disabled. The default is Disabled.
Video BIOS Cacheable
This item allows you to select Enabled, Disabled. The default is Disabled.
Video RAM Cacheable 
This item allows you to select Enabled, Disabled. The default is Disabled.
Memory Hole At 15M-16M
Some special add-on cards require a 1MB address space between 15 and 
16MB. The documentation for this type of card should prompt you if it need 
this. The default setting is Disabled.
AGP Aperture Size (MB)
This item sets the maximum amount of system memory that an AGP card will 
use to store 3D texture mapping data. The larger aperture makes the better 
performance of the 3D function. The settings range from 4MB to 256MB. The 
default setting is "4MB".
CPU Warning Temperature
You can set the temperature of CPU from 50░C to 70░C by yourself when the 
CPU running and its temperature become too hot then temperature sensor 
will be limited CPU speed with your default value and make the system 
stable.
Current System Temperature
Display current System Temperature. 
Current CPU Temperature
Display current CPU Temperature.
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Current CPU FAN Speed
Display current CPU FAN Speed (FAN1 Connect)
Current System FAN Speed
Display current System FAN Speed (FAN2 Connect)
CPU(V)
Display Current CPU Vcore Voltage
DIM(V)
Display Current DIMM Vcore Voltage
+12V
Display +12V Vcore Voltage
-12V
Display -12V Vcore Voltage
+5V
Display +5V Vcore Voltage
-5V
Display -5V Vcore Voltage

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Integrated Peripherals
ROM PCI/ISA BIOS (2A6LGG99)
INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS
AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.
Uart Mode Select     
Onboard Parallel Port2
Parallel Port Mode     
: Normal
: 378/IRQ7
: SPP
OnChip IDE channel 0
OnChip IDE channel 1
IDE Prefetch Mode  
Primary Master PIO     
Primary Slave PIO       
Secondary Master PIO
Secondary Slave PIO    
Primary Master UDMA   
Primary Slave UDMA   
Secondary Master UMDA 
Secondary Slave UMDA  
Init Display First             
POWER ON Function       
                                                 
KBC input clock                  
Onboard FDC Controller
Onboard Serial Port1
Onboard Serial Port 2
: Enabled
: Enabled
: Enabled
: Auto
: Auto
: Auto
: Auto
: Auto
: Auto
: Auto
: Auto
: AGP
: Button only
: 8MHz
: Enabled
: Auto
: Auto
ESC : Quit        ╚═┴╦ : Select Item
F1 : Help          PU/PD/+/- : Modify
F5 : Old Values    (Shift)F2 : Color
F6 : Load BIOS Defaults
F7 : Load Setup Defaults   
POWER OFF SYSTEM
There are two ways to power off the system. They are "Power Button" and 
"OS". (such as windows« 95 and windows«  98, after you shut down the OS 
the system will power off automatically).
POWER ON SYSTEM
This mainboard provides several ways to power on a system that includes 
"BUTTON ONLY", "Password", "Hot KEY", "Mouse Left" and "Mouse Right".
After this mainboard has been assembled in a system, depend on the 
different system configuration there are several ways to power on the system. 
Every way has one or more condition(s) or restriction(s) to achieve its 
function. Please read the following description refer proceeding.
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POWER BUTTON
This is an overrideable button. Please refer to page 3-6 for detailed function 
description. Note that, if the CMOS setup item "POWER ON Function" is set 
as "Password" (which located at "INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS", please 
refer to page 3-5) this button will lose power on function (the power off 
function is always valid).
KEYBOARD (PASSWORD OR HOT KEY)
Depend on the different CMOS setup, there are two ways to power on by 
keyboard they are "Password" and "Hot KEY". No matter the setup is 
"Password" and "Hot KEY", every time if you change this setup item, the 
functions will become effective after next time the keyboard has been initiated 
during POST (Power On Self Test).
Anytime if you forget the "Password", just disconnect the AC power abort 
30-60 seconds then re-connect the AC power, the power button will restore 
its function and you have a chance to use the power button to turn on the 
system.
PS/2
 
 (MOUSE LEFT OR MOUSE RIGHT)
Depend on the different CMOS setup, you could use the "Left Key" or "Right 
Key" PS/2
 
 mouse to turn on the system.
When you use this function you must click the mouse key quickly and 
continually until the system power on, usually, that maybe need 2-5 times 
clicked.
No matter the setup is "Mouse Right" or "Mouse Left", every time if you 
change this setup item, the functions will become effective after next time the 
keyboard has been initiated during POST (Power On Self Test).
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PCI Slot IDE 2
nd
 Channel
This item allows you designate an IDE controller board inserted into one of 
the physical PCI slots as your secondary IDE controller.
 Enabled
External IDE controller designated as the 
secondary controller
 Disabled
No IDE controller occupying a PCI slot.
Enabled 
is the default
.
IDE PIO
IDE hard drive controller can support up to two separate hard drives. These
drives have a master / slave relationship which are determined by the cabling
configuration used to attach them to the controller. Your system supports two
IDE controllers-a primary and a secondary-so you have to ability to install up
to four separate hard disks.
PIO means Programmed Input / Output. Rather than have the BIOS issue a
series of commands to effect a transfer to or from the disk drive, PIO allows 
the BIOS to tell the controller what it wants and then let the controller and 
the CPU perform the complete task by themselves. This simpler and more
efficient (and faster).
Your system supports five modes, numbered from 0 (default) to 4, which
primarily differ in timing. When 
Auto
 is selected, the BIOS will select the
best available mode. This is true for the next four setup items.
1. IDE Primary Master PIO
2. IDE Primary Slave PIO
3. IDE Secondary Master PIO
4. IDE Secondary Slave PIO
On-Chip IDE Channel 0
As stated above, your system includes two built-in IDE controllers, both of
which operate on the PCI bus. This setup item allows you either to enable or
disable the primary controller. You might choose to disable the controller if 
you were to add a higher performance or specialized controller.
Enabled
 Primary HDD controller used-Default
Disabled
 Primary HDD controller not used.
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On-Chip IDE Channel 1
As above for the Primary controller, this setup item you either to enable or
disable the secondary controller. You might choose to disable the controller if
you were to add a higher performance or specialized controller.
Enabled
 Primary HDD controller used
Disabled
 Primary HDD controller not used.
Enabled 
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3.6 Setup Power Management
The Power Management Setup allows you to configure you system to most
effectively save energy while operating in a manner consistent with your own
style of computer use.
ROM PCI/ISA BIOS (2A6LGG99)
POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP
AWARD SOFTWARE. INC.
Primary INTR 
IRQ 3 (COM2) 
IRQ 4 (COM1) 
IRQ 5 (LPT2)
IRQ 6 (Floppy Disk)
IRQ 7 (LPT1)
IRQ 8 (RTC Alarm)
IRQ 9 (IRQ2 Redir)
IRQ 10 (Reserved)
IRQ 11 (Reserved)
IRQ 12 (PS/2 mouse)
IRQ 13 (Processor)
IRQ 14 (Hard Disk)
IRQ 15 (Reserved)
: ON
: Primary
: Primary
: Primary
: Secondary
: Secondary
: Secondary
: Secondary
: Secondary
: Secondary
: Primary
: Secondary
: Secondary
: Secondary
ACPI function
Power Management
PM Control by APM
Video Off After
Video Off Method
MODEN Use IRQ
Soft-off By PWR-
BTTN
Doze Mode
Suspend Mode
HDD Power Down
VGA Active Monitor
** PM Events**
Modem Ring Resume
RTC Alarm Resume
VGA
LPT & COM
HDD & FDD
DMA / Master
Wake on Lan
: Enabled
: User Define
: Yes
: Standby
: V/H SYNC+Blank
: 3
: Instant-OFF
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
: Disabled
:OFF
: LPT / COM
: ON
: OFF 
: Disabled
E S C   :   Q u i t                        ╚═╦┴: Select 
Item
F 1   :   H e l p                                
F5 : Old Values         PU/PD/+/- : Modify
F6 : Load BIOS Defaults  (Shift)F2 : Color
F7 : Load Setup Defaults     
H Soft-off By PWR-BTTN
If the CMOS setup is "Delay 4 Sec". Selected, this switch's function is :
HPWSW (JP9) : ATX power Switch Connect within 1 seconds, the  
system will get into Suspend mode. (get into a GREEN mode)
HPWSW (JP9) : ATX power Switch Connect beyond 4 seconds, the  
system will power off.
If the CMOS setup is "Install-off" selected, this switch's function is:
HPWSW (JP9) : ATX power Switch Connect, the system will power off  
instantly. 
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RTC ALARM
For this function you must set the CMOS setup item "Resume by Alarm" to 
"enabled" and set the accurate data and time in next two fields. When these 
date and time are equal to the RTC's data and time, the system will be power 
on.
Every time if you change these setup items, the functions will become 
effective after next time the keyboard has been initiated during POST (Power 
On Self Test)
MODEN RING-IN 
If you have an external MODEN connected to COM A or COM B port, you 
could power on the system by MODEM via a phone called.
For this function you must set the COMS setup item "Resume buy Ring or 
LAN" to "enabled".
Every time if you change this setup item, the function will become effective 
after next time the "DMI pool data" has been verified. The system will verify 
the DMI pool data just before loading the OS (operating system).
This function will be malfunction if any time the system has been power on 
but the DMI pool data has not been verified.
This function is unavailable while using an internal MODEM card.
WAKE ON LAN 
There is a WOL connector (WOL) on mainboard is for connecting a signal 
cable from a LAN card that supports a Wake On LAN feature. When a LAN 
card that supports this is installed and connected to the mainboard via this 
connector, the system will power on when the remote system is access via 
the LAN.
For this function you must set the CMOS setup item "Resume buy Ring or 
LAN" to "enabled". Every time if you change this setup item, the function will 
become effective after next time the "DMI pool data" has been verified. The 
system will verify the DMI pool data just before loading the OS (operating 
system).
This function will be malfunction if any time the system has been power on 
but the DMI pool data has not been verified.
Power Management
This category allows you select the type (or degree) of power saving and is
directly related to the following modes:
1. Doze Mode                      3. Suspend Mode
2. Standby Mode                       
   
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There are four selections for Power Management, three of which have fixed 
mode settings
Disable (default)
No power management. Disables all four modes
Min. Power Saving Minimum power management. Doze Mode=1hr.
Standby Mode = 1hr., Suspend Mode =1 hr., and HDD  
Power Down = 15 min.
Max. Power Saving Maximum power management
-ONLY
AVAILABLE FOR SL CPU'S.
 Doze Mode =1
min., Standby Mode =1 min., Suspend Mode =1
min., and HDD Power Down =1 min.
User Defined
Allows you to set each mode individually. When not
disabled, each of the ranges are from 1 min. to 1
from 1 min. to 15 min. and disable.
PM Control APM
When enabled, an Advanced Power Management device will be activated to 
enhance the Max. Power Saving mode and stop the CPU internal clock. 
If the Max. Power Saving is not enabled, this will be preset to
 NO
.
Video Off Method
This determines the manner in which the monitor is blanked.
V /H SYNC+Blank This selection will cause the system to turn off the 
vertical and horizontal synchronization ports and write 
blanks to the video buffer.
Blank Screen
This option only writes blanks to the video buffer.
DMPS
Initial display power management signaling.   
PM Timers
The following four modes are Green PC power saving functions which are 
only user configurable when User Defined Power Management has been 
selected. See above for available selections.
Doze Mode 
When enabled and after the set time of system inactivity, the CPU clock will 
run at slower speed while all other devices still operate at full speed.
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Standby Mode
When enabled and after the set time of system inactivity, the fixed disk drive
and the video would be shut off while all other devices still operate at full 
speed.
Suspend Mode
When enabled and after the set time of system inactivity, all devices except 
the CPU will be shut off.
HDD Power Down
When enabled and after the set time of system inactivity, the hard disk drive 
will be powered down while all other devices remain active.
Power Down & Resume Events
Power Down and Resume events are I/O events whose occurrence can 
prevent the system from entering a power saving mode or can awaken the 
system from such a mode. In effect, the system remains alert for anything 
which occurs to a device which is configured a 
On
, even when the system is 
in a power down mode.
As above, the choices are 
On and Off. Off 
is the default.
When set 
On
, activity will neither prevent the system from going into a power
management mode nor awaken it.
l
IRQ3 (COM2)
l
IRQ4 (COM1)
l
IRQ5 (LPT2)
l
IRQ6 (Floppy Disk)
l
IRQ7 (LPT1)
l
IRQ8 (RTC Alarm)
l
IRQ9 (IRQ2 Redir)
l
IRQ10 (Reserved)
l
IRQ11 (Reserved)
l
IRQ12 (Reserved)
l
IRQ13 (Coprocessor)
l
IRQ14 (Hard Disk)
l
IRQ15 (Reserved)
                   

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Soft-off By PWR-BTTN (For ATX POWER ONLY)
This item allows you to select Delay 4 sec or Instant-off.
Resume By Ring  (For ATX POWER ONLY)
This item allows you to select Disabled, Enabled.
If a Fax Modem was connected with serial ports,
the computer will be awoken when it received a signal from outside.
Resume By Ring, Setup for MS-DOS mode
1. Select Resume By Ring : Enabled
2. Save the Value and Exit. This system will Reboot.
3. Power off your system by pressing the power button on the panel.
Resume By Ring, Setup for WIN95 mode
1. Select Resume By Ring : Enabled
2. Save the Value and Exit. This system will Reboot.
3. When you want leave WIN95, select Shut down. The power off by software
Resume By Alarm (For ATX POWER ONLY)
This item allows you to select Disabled, Enabled.
Which allows the user setting date (Day / Hour/Minute)
in advance for turning on the system with a range in 30 days.
The system will be awoken on the date according to the user's
setup.
Resume By Alarm Setup for MS-DOS mode
1. Select Resume By Alarm : Enabled
2. Set the (Day/Hour/Minute) you desire to wake up your system
3. Save the Value and Exit. This system will Reboot.
4. Power off your system by pressing the power button on the panel. 
Resume By Alarm Setup for win95 mode 
1. Select Resume By Alarm : Enabled
2. Set the (Day/Hour/Minute) you desire to wake up your system
3. Save the Value and Exit. This system will Reboot.
4. When you want leave WIN95, select Shut down. The power off by software
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3.7 Setup PnP/PCI Configuration
This section describes configuring the PCI bus system. PCI, or Personal
Computer Interconnect, is a system which allows I/O devices to operate
at speeds nearing the speed the CPU itself uses when communicating with
its own special components. This section covers some very technical 
items and it is strongly recommended that only experienced users should
make any changes to the default settings.
ROM PCI/ISA BIOS (2A6LGG99)
PNP/PCI CONFIUGURATION
AWARD SOFTWARE. INC.
PNP OS Installed            
Resources Controlled BY     
Resources Configuration Data 
: No
: Manual
: Disable
CPU to PCI Write Buffer
PCI Dynamic Bursting
PCI Master 0 WS Write
PCI Delay Transaction
PCI #2 Access #1 Retry
AGP Master 1 WS Write
AGP Master 1 WS Read 
Assign IRQ For USB
Assign IRQ For VGA
: Enabled
: Enabled
: Enabled
: Enabled
: Disabled
: Enabled
: Disabled
: Enabled
: Enabled
IRQ-3 assigned to     
IRQ-4 assigned to     
RQ-5 assigned to   
     
IRQ-7 assigned to     
IRQ-9 assigned to     
IRQ-10 assigned to    
IRQ-11 assigned to    
IRQ-12 assigned to    
IRQ-14 assigned to    
IRQ-15 assigned to    
DMA-0 assigned to      
DMA-1 assigned to    
DMA-3 assigned to    
DMA-5 assigned to    
DMA-6 assigned to    
DMA-7 assigned to    
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA Pnp
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
: PCI/ISA PnP
ESC : Quit           ╚═╦┴: Select Item
F1 : Help             PU/PD/+/- : Modify
F5 : Old Values       (Shift)F2 : Color
F 6   :   L o a d   B I O S                                                                                                                                                                                                
D e f a u l t s                                                                                                              
F 7 :   L o a d   S e t u p                                                                                                  
D e f a u l t s                                                                                                                          
Resource Controlled by
The Award Plug and Play BIOS has the capacity to automatically configure
all of the boot and Plug and Play compatible devices. However, this capability 
means absolutely nothing unless you are using a Plug and Play
Operating system such as Windows
«
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Reset Configuration Data
This item allows you to determine reset the configuration data or not.
Choices are Enabled and Disabled (default).
IRQ3/4/5/7/9/10/11/12/14/15, DMA0/1/3/5/6/7 assigned to
This item allows you to determine the IRQ / DMA assigned to the ISA bus 
and is not available to any PCI slot.
Choices are Legacy 
ISA
 and 
PCI/ISA
 PnP.
PCI IRQ Activated by
This sets the method by which the PCI bus recognizes that an IRQ service
is being requested by a device. Under all circumstances, you should retain
the default configuration unless advised otherwise by your system's.
manufacturer.
Choices are 
Level
 (default) and
 Edge
.
PCI IDE IRQ MAP to
   
This allows you to configure your system to the type of IDE disk controller in 
use. By default, Setup assumes that your controller is an ISA (Industry 
Standard Architecture) device rather than a PCI controller. The more 
apparent difference is the type of slot being used.
If you have equipped your system with a PCI controller, changing this allows 
you to specify which slot has the controller and which PCI interrupt (A,B,C or 
D) is associated with the connected hard drives.
Remember that this setting refers to the hard disk itself, rather than individual 
partitions. Since each IDE controller supports two separate hard disk drivers, 
you can select the INT# for each. Again, you will note that the primary has a 
lower interrupt than the secondary as described in "Slot x Using INT#" above.
Selecting "PCI Auto" allows the system to automatically determine how your 
IDE disk system is configured. 
 
 
 
       
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3.8 Update BIOS Procedure
1.Find out what the exact model name and PCB version of your motherboard
  is. You can see these words on the top left of the screen when you 
just
  boot up your computer. 
2.Create an empty bootable disk by typing the following command: format
  a:/s (The reason for doing this is that the Award flash utility can only work   
  well when there are no memory drivers installed or any other program to be 
  running in the background). 
3.In order to update your BIOS, you will need two files: 
  a. The BIOS binary file (***.bin) 
  b. The Award Flash BIOS Utility file (awdflash.exe) 
4.Download the correct BIOS file (***.exe) you need from our web site. 
5.Execute the BIOS file, then it will automatically self-decompress into a  
  binary file and an Award flash BIOS utility file. 
6.Now copy both of the files onto the bootable disk that was created by  
  previous step.  
7.Next, shut down your computer properly, then restart your computer using 
  this disk and run AWDFLASH.EXE 
8.Now you will see the Flash Memory Writer menu on your screen. The  
  program will ask for the File Name to Program.  Type in the exact name of 
  the BIOS update binary file (***.bin), and press ENTER. (P-1) 
FLASH   MEMORY   WRITER   V7.07
       (C) Award  Software  1999  All  Rights  Reserved
         
 For 693-596-E977-2A6LGG99C- 00   DATE: 09/16/1999
                      F l a s h     T y p e  
   File  Name to  Program : P3VF0930 . bin                           
                  Checksum : 36E8H
  Error Message:
                       
p-1

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9.The program will now ask you that Do You Want To Save Bios. Type <y> 
 (P-2) and then type the name of your current BIOS including its 
 extension .bin after File Name to Save (P-3).  Press <ENTER> and the 
 program will save the current BIOS data to your current path. 
FLASH   MEMORY   WRITER   V7.07
       (C) Award  Software  1999  All  Rights  Reserved
         
 For 693-596-E977-2A6LGG99C- 00   DATE: 09/16/1999
               Flash  Type 
   File  Name to  Program : P3VF0930 . bin                  
                  Checksum : 36E8H
  Error Message: Do you Want to Save BIOS (Y/N)
FLASH   MEMORY   WRITER   V7.07
       (C) Award  Software  1999  All  Rights  Reserved
         
 For 693-596-E977-2A6LGG99C- 00   DATE: 09/16/1999
                      F l a s h     T y p e  
   File  Name to  Program : P3VF0930 . bin                  
                  Checksum : 36E8H
   File Name To Save       : P3VF0930. bin
  Error Message:
10.Now the program will ask you whether or not to start program, type <y>,                    
   the updating process will now start (P-4). Do not turn the system off, wait 
   until the system finishes the updating process and it displays message:   
   Reset or Power Off the system (P-5 ) .                
p-2
p-3
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FLASH   MEMORY   WRITER   V7.07
       (C) Award  Software  1999  All  Rights  Reserved
         
 For 693-596-E977-2A6LGG99C- 00   DATE: 09/16/1999
                      F l a s h     T y p e  
   File  Name to  Program : P3VF0930 . bin                                   
                  Checksum : 36E8H
   File  Name To Save      : P3VF0930. bin
  Error Message: Are you sure to program (Y/N)
FLASH   MEMORY   WRITER   V7.07
       (C) Award  Software  1999  All  Rights  Reserved
         
 For 693-596-E977-2A6LGG99C- 00   DATE: 09/16/1999
                      F l a s h     T y p e  
   File  Name to  Program : P3VF0930 . bin                  
                  Checksum : 36E8H
Programming Flash Memory-3FFFF OK
                                                                                                         
    F1  Reset   F10   Exit
11.Remove the floppy disk and restart the system.  Once the BIOS has 
been successfully loaded, you should restart the system in order to the 
new BIOS revision to take effect.  After restarting the system you have to 
load the BIOS defaults. To do this, press <Delete> immediately after
switching the system on to enter BIOS setup.  Choose "LOAD SETUP 
DEFAULTS", type <y> and press <Enter>(P-6).  Finally, choose "SAVE & 
EXIT SETUP" to leave BIOS setup, and now you will complete the update 
BIOS procedure.  
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Notes: 
1. If you try to flash a version of BIOS that is for the incorrect motherboard 
model the following message will appear: "Program files or part number 
does not match with your system" 
2. If you are running Award flash utility in a impure DOS, Windows 9x or 
Windows NT environment, you will get the following error message: 
"Insufficient memory" 
3. If your system does not startup anymore, please ask your supplier or us for 
help.