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TA790GX A3+ BIOS Manual

BIOS Setup .................................................................................................1 1 Main Menu...............................................................................................3 2 Advanced Menu.......................................................................................7 3 PCIPnP Menu........................................................................................16 4 Boot Menu..............................................................................................19 5 Chipset Menu.........................................................................................21 6 T-S eries Menu........................................................................................30 7 Exit Menu...............................................................................................44

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BIOS Setup
Introduction
T he purpose of this manual is to describe the settings in the AMI BIOS Setup program on this motherboard. The Setup program allows users to modify the basic system configuration and save these settings to CMOS RAM. T he power of CMOS RAM is supplied by a battery so that it retains the Setup information when the power is turned off. Basic Input-Output System (BIOS) determines what a computer can do without accessing programs from a disk. T his system controls most of the input and output devices such as keyboard, mouse, serial ports and disk drives. BIOS activates at the first stag e o f the booting process, loading and executing the operating system. Some additional features, such as virus and password prot ection or chipset fine-tuning options are also included in BIOS. T he rest of this manual will to guide you through the options and settings in BIOS Setup.

Plug and Pla y Support


T his AMI BIOS supports the Plug and Play Version 1.0A specification.

EPA Green PC Support


T his AMI BIOS supports Version 1.03 of the EPA Green PC specification.

APM Support
T his AMI BIOS supports Version 1.1&1.2 of the Advanced Power Man agement (APM) speci fication. Power management features are implemented via the System Management Int errupt (SMI). Sleep and Suspend power man agement modes are supported. Power to the hard disk drives and video monitors can also be managed by this AMI BIOS.

ACPI Support
AMI ACPI BIOS support Version 1.0/2.0 of Advanced Configuration and Power interf ace specifi cation (ACPI). It provides ASL code for pow er manag ement and device con figuration capabilities as defined in the ACPI specification, developed by Microso ft, Intel and T oshiba.

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PCI Bus Support


T his AMI BIOS also supports Version 2.3 of the Intel PCI (Peripheral Component Interconn ect) local bus speci fication.

DRAM S upport
DDR2 SDRAM (Double Data Rate II Synchronous DRAM) is supported.

Supported CP Us
T his AMI BIOS supports the AMD CPU .

Using Setup
When starting up the computer, press <Del> during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to enter the BIOS setup utility. In the BIOS setup utility, you will see General Help description at the top right corner, and this is providing a brief description of the selected item. Navigation Keys for that particular menu are at the bottom right corner, and you can use these keys to select item and ch ange the settings.

General Help Navigation Keys

Notice
T he default BIOS settings apply for most conditions to ensure optimum performan ce of the motherboard. If the system becomes unstable after changing any settings, please load the default settings to ensure systems compatibility and stability. Use Load Setup Default under the Exit Menu. For better system perform ance, the BIOS firmware is being continuously updated. T he BIOS information described in this manual is for your reference only. T he actual BIOS information and settings on board may be slightly different from this manual. T he content of this manual is subject to be chang ed without notice. We will not be responsible for any mistakes found in this users manual and any system damage that may be caused by wrong-settings.

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1 Main Menu
Once you enter AMI BIOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu will appear on the screen providing an overview of the basic system inform ation.
Main Advan ced PCIPnP BIOS SETU P U TILITY Boot Chipset T-Series Exit

System Overvie w AMI BIOS Version :01. 01.01 Build Date:01/ 01/08 System Memory Size : System Time System Date Floppy A > Hard Drive C onfiguration [00: 00:00] [Tue 01/01/2008]

Use [ENTER], [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field. Use [+] or [-] to configure system Time.

+Tab F1 F10 ESC

S elect Screen S elect Item C hange Field S elect Field G eneral Help S ave and Exit E xit

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AMI BIOS
Shows system information, including BIOS version and built date.

System Memory
Shows system memory size.

System Time
Set the system internal clock.

System Date
Set the system date. Note that the Day automatically changes when you set the date.

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Floppy A
Select the type of floppy disk drive installed in your system. Options: 360K, 5.25 in / 1.2M, 5.25 in / 720K, 3.5 in / 1.44M, 3.5 in / 2.88M, 3.5 in / None

Hard Drive Configuration


T he BIOS will automatically detect the presence of ID E/SAT A devices. There is a sub-menu fo r each IDE/SAT A device. Select a device and press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu of detailed options.
Main IDE Confuguration > > > > > > > > Primary IDE Master Primary IDE Slave SATA 1 Device SATA 2 Device SATA 3 Device SATA 4 Device SATA 5 Device SATA 6 Device [Disabled] [35] BIOS SETUP UTILITY While entering setup , BIOS auto detects th e presence of IDE devices. This displa ys the status of auto detection of IDE devices.

Hard Disk Write Protect IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)

Select Screen Select Item Enter Go to Sub Screen General Help F1 F10 Save and Exit ESC Exit

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Primary IDE Master/Slav e ; SATA 1/2/3/4/5/6 Dev ice
Main Primary IDE Master Device : BIOS SETUP UTILITY Select the type of device connected to the system.

Type [Auto] LBA/Large Mode [Auto] Block (Multi-Sector Transfer)[Auto] PIO Mode [Auto] DMA Mode [Auto] S.M.A.R.T [Auto] 32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled] +F1 F10 ESC

Select Screen Select Item Change Option General Help Save and Exit Exit

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T he BIOS detects the information and values of resp ective devices, and these information and values are shown below to the name of the sub-menu. Type Select the type of the IDE/SAT A drive. Options: Auto (Default) / CDROM / ARMD / Not Installed LBA/Large Mode Enable or disable the LBA mode. Options: Auto (Default) / Disabled Block (MultiSector Transfer) Enable or disable multi-sector trans fer. Options: Auto (Default) / Disabled PIO Mode Select the PIO mode. Options: Auto (Default) / 0 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 DMA Mode Select the DMA mode. Options: Auto (Default) / SWDMA0 ~ 2 / MWDMA0 ~ 2 / UDMA0 ~ 5 S.M.A.R.T Set the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting T echnology. Options: Auto (Default) / Disabled / Enabled

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32Bit Data Transfer Enable or disable 32-bit data transfer. Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled Hard Disk Write Protect Disable or enable device write protection. T his will be effective only if the device is accessed through BIOS. Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled IDE Detect Time Out (Sec) Select the time out value for detecting IDE/SAT A devices. Options: 35 (Default) / 30 / 25 / 20 / 15 / 10 / 5 / 0

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2 Advanced Menu
T he Advanced Menu allows you to configu re the settings of CPU, Super I/O, Power Management, and other system devices.

Notice
Beware of that setting inappropriate values in items of this menu may cause system to malfunction.
Main Advan ced PCIPnP BIOS SETU P U TILITY Boot Chipset T-Series Exit

Advanced Setti ngs WARNING: Setti ng wrong values in below sections may c ause system to malf unction. > > > > > > CPU Configur ation SuperIO Conf iguration Smart Fan Co nfiguration Hardware Hea lth Configuration Power Config uration USB Configur ation

Options for CPU

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CPU Configuration
T his item shows the CPU information that the BIOS automatically detects.
Advanced CPU C onfiguration Modul e Version: AGESA Version: Physi cal Count: Logic al Count: AMD C PU Revis ion: Cache L1: Cache L2: Cache L3: Speed : NB Clk: ncHT Speed : Width I/O : Able to Change Fre q : uCode Patch Level : Secur e Virtual Mac hine Mode [ Enabled] Cool N Quiet [ Enabled] ACPI SRAT Table [ Enabled] BIOS S ETUP UTILITY Enab le/Disable Secu re Virtual M achine Mode (SVM)

+F1 F1 0 ES C

S elect Screen S elect Item C hange Option G eneral Help S ave and Exit E xit

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Secure Virtual Machine Mode Virtualization T echnology can virtually separate your system resou rce into several parts, thus enhance the performance when running virtual machines or multi interf systems. ace Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled Cool N Quiet T his item allows you to enable or disable the Cool & Quiet power saving technology. Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled ACPI SRAT Table T he operating system scans the ACPI SRAT at boot time and uses the information to better allocate memory and schedule software threads for maximum perform ance. T his item controls whether the SRAT is made available to the operating system at boot up, or not. Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled Advanced Clock Calibration Advanced Clock Calibration (ACC) is an enhanced technology f r overclocking, o needing support from both chipset and CPU. When enabled, it will improve the stability of advanced overclocking greatly. Options: Disabled (Default) / Auto / All Cores / Per Core Value (All Cores) / Value (Core 0) / Value (Core 1) / Value (Core 2)/ Value (Core 3) T his item shows only when Advanced Clock Calibration is set to All Cores or Per Core. Options: -2% (Default) / 0% / +2% / +4% / +6% / +8% / +10% / +12% / -4% / -6% / -8% / -10% / -12% C1E Support T his item allows you to configure the Enhan ced H alt State (C1E) fun ction, which may reduce the power consumption of your system when the system is idle. Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled Core Leveling T his item allows you to activate Core Leveling function. Options: Auto(Default) / Force Single Core / Force Dual Core / Force Tri Core / Enable all Cores

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SuperIO Configuration
Advanced BIOS S ETUP UTILITY Allo ws BIOS to E nable or D isable Flopp y Cont roller Confi gure ITE8718 Super IO Chi pset Onboa rd Floppy Con troller Keybo ard PowerOn Mouse PowerOn Resto re on AC Powe r Loss [ Enabled] [ Disabled] [ Disabled] [ Power Off]

+F1 F1 0 ES C

S elect Screen S elect Item C hange Option G eneral Help S ave and Exit E xit

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Onboard Floppy Controller Select enabled if your system has a floppy disk controller (FDC) installed on the system board and you wish to use it. If you installed another FDC or the system uses no floppy drive, select disabled in this field. Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled Keyboard Pow erOn T his item allows you to control the keyboard power on function. Options: Disabled (Default) / Specific Key / Stroke Key Specific Key Enter T his item will show only when Keyboard PowerOn is set Specific Key. Stroke Keys Selected T his item will show only when Keyboard PowerOn is set Stroke Key. Options: Ctrl+F1 (Default) / Wake Key / Power Key / Ctrl+F2 / Ctrl+F3 / Ctrl +F4 / Ctrl+F5 / Ctrl+F6

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Mouse PowerOn T his item allows you to control the mouse power on function. Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled Restore on AC Power Loss T his setting specifies how your system should behave after a power fail or interrupts occurs. By choosing Disabled will leave the computer in the power off state. Choosing Enabled will restore the system to the status before power failure or interrupt occurs. Options: Power O ff (Default) / Power ON / Last State

Smart Fan Configuration


Advan ced Smart Fan Conf iguration CPU Smart Fan Smart Fan Cali bration Control Mode Fan Ctrl OFF(o C) Fan Ctrl On(oC ) Fan Ctrl Start value Fan Ctrl Sensi tive [Dis abled] BIOS SETU P U TILITY When you choice [Auto] ,[3Pin] or [4Pin], please run the calibration to define the Fan parameters for Smart Fan control

+F1 F10 ESC

S elect Screen S elect Item C hange Option G eneral Help S ave and Exit E xit

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CPU Smart Fan T his item allows you to control the CPU Smart Fan function. Options: Disabled (Default) / Auto / 4-pin / 3-pin Smart Fan C alibration Choose this item and then the BIOS will auto test and detect the CPU/System fan fun ctions and show CPU/System fan speed.

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Control Mode T his item provides several operation modes of the fan. Options: Quiet / Performan ce / Manual Fan Ctrl OFF( ) If the CPU/System T emperature is lower than the set value, FAN will turn off. Options: 0~127 () Fan Ctrl On( ) CPU/System f starts to work under smart fan function when arrive this set value. an Options: 0~127 () Fan Ctrl Start Value When CPU/System temperature arriv es to the set value, the CPU/System fan will work under Smart Fan Function mode. Options: 0~127 () Fan Ctrl Sensitive Increasing the value will raise the speed of CPU/System fan. Options: 1~127

Hardware Health Configuration


T his item shows the system temperature, fan speed, and voltage information.
Advanced BIOS S ETUP UTILITY Enab les Hardware Heal th Monitorin g Devi ce. Hardw are Health Co nfiguration H/W H ealth Functio n Shutd own Temperatu re SYS Temperat ure CPU T emperature CPU F an (JCFAN1) CHIP Fan (JNFAN1) Syste m1 Fan (JSFAN 1) CPU V core NB Vo ltage +3.30 V +5.00 V +12.0 V DDR V oltage HT Vo ltage +F1 F1 0 ES C S elect Screen S elect Item C hange Option G eneral Help S ave and Exit E xit [ Enabled] [ Disabled]

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H/W Health Function If you computer contains a monitoring system, it will show PC health status during POST stage. Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled Shutdow n Temperature T his item allows you to set up the CPU shutdown T emperature. This item is only effective under Windows 98 ACPI mode. Options: Disabled (Default) / 60 /140 / 65/149 / 70/158 / 75/167 / 80/176 / 85/185 / 90/194

Power Configuration
Advanced ACPI Settings Suspe nd mode ACPI Version Featu res ACPI APIC support AMI O EMB table Headl ess mode [ S1 (POS)] [ ACPI v1.0] [ Enabled] [ Enabled] [ Disabled] BIOS S ETUP UTILITY Sele ct the ACPI stat e used for Syst em Suspend.

RTC R esume [ Disabled] RTC A larm Date(Day s) RTC A larm T ime USB W akeup From S3 /S4 [ Disabled] Power On by PCIE/O nboard LAN [ Disabled] Wake Up by PCI [ Enabled]

+F1 F1 0 ES C

S elect Screen S elect Item C hange Option G eneral Help S ave and Exit E xit

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Suspend mode T he item allows you to select the suspend type under the ACPI operating system. Options: S1 (POS) (Default) Power on Suspend S3 (ST R) Suspend to RAM S1 & S3 POS+STR ACPI Version Features T he item allows you to select the version of ACPI. Options: ACPI v1.0 (Default) / ACPI v2.0

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ACPI APIC support T his item is used to enable or disable the motherboard's APIC (Advan ced Programmable Interrupt Controller). The APIC provides multiprocessor support, more IRQs and faster interrupt handling. Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled AMI OEMB table Set this value to allow the ACPI BIOS to add a pointer to an OEMB table in the Root System Description T able (RSD ) table. T Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled Headless mode T his is a server-speci f feature. A headless server is one that operates without a ic keyboard, monitor or mouse. To run in headless mode, both BIOS and operating system (e.g. Windows Server 2003) must support headless operation. Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled RTC Resume When Enabled, you can set the date and time at which the RT C (real-time clock) alarm awak ens the system from Suspend mode. Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled RTC Alarm Date (Days) You can choose which date the system will boot up. RTC Alarm Time You can choose the system boot up time, input hour, minute and second to specify. USB Wakeup from S3/S4 T his item allows you to enable or disabled the USB resume from S3/S4 function. Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled Power On by PCIE/Onboard LAN T his item allows you control the wake on LAN (WOL) function. Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled

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Wake Up by PCI Enable / Disable PCI to generate a wake ev ent. Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled

USB Configuration
T his item shows the USB controller and using USB device information.
Advanced USB C onfiguration Modul e Version - 2 .24.3-13.4 USB D evices Enable d: Legac y USB Support USB 2 .0 Controller Mode BIOS EHCI Hand-Off [ Enabled] [ HiSpeed] [ Enabled] S elect Screen S elect Item C hange Option G eneral Help S ave and Exit E xit BIOS S ETUP UTILITY Enab les support for lega cy USB. AUTO opti on disables lega cy support i f no U SB devices a re conn ected.

> USB Mass Storage Device Conf iguration +F1 F1 0 ES C

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Legacy USB Support T his item determines if the BIOS should provide legacy support fo r USB devices like the keyboard, mouse, and USB drive. T his is a useful feature when using such USB devices with operating systems that do not natively support USB (e.g. Microso ft DOS or Windows NT). Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled USB 2.0 Controller Mode T his item allows you to select the operation mode of the USB 2.0 controller. Options: HiSpeed (Default) USB 2.0-480Mbps FullSpeed USB 1.1-12Mbps BIOS EHCI Hand-Off T his item allows you to enable support for operating systems without an EHCI hand-o ff feature. Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled

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USB Mass Storage Dev ice Configuration
Advanced BIOS SETUP UTILITY Number of seconds POST waits for the USB mass storage device after start unit command.

USB Mass Storage Device Configuration USB Mass Storage Reset Delay [20 Sec] Device # Emulation Type [Auto]

+F1 F10 ESC

Select Screen Select Item Change Option General Help Save and Exit Exit

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USB Mass Storage Reset Delay T his item allows you to set the reset delay for USB mass storage device. Options: 20 Sec (Def ault) / 10 Sec / 30 Sec / 40 Sec Emulation Type T his item allows you to select the emulation type of the USB mass storage device. Options: Auto (Default) / Floppy / Forced FDD / Hard Disk / CDROM

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3 PCIPnP Menu
T his section describes con figuring the PCI bus system. PCI, or Personal Computer Interconn ect, is a system which allows I/O devices to operate at speeds nearing the speed o f the CPU itself uses when communicating with its own special components.

Notice
Beware of that setting inappropriate values in items of this menu may cause system to malfunction.
Main Advan ced PCIPnP BIOS SETU P U TILITY Boot Chipset T-Series Exit

Advanced PCI/P nP Settings WARNING: Setti ng wrong values in below sections may c ause system to malf unction. Clear NVRAM Plug & Play O/ S PCI Latency Ti mer Allocate IRQ t o PCI VGA Palette Snoopi ng PCI IDE BusMas ter > PCI Resource [No] [No] [64] [Yes ] [Dis abled] [Ena bled]

Clear NVRAM during System Boot.

+F1 F10 ESC

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Clear NV RAM
T his item allows you to clear the data in the NVRAM (CMOS) by selecting Yes. Options: No (Default) / Yes

Plug & P lay OS


When set to YES, BIOS will only initialize the PnP cards used for the boot sequen ce (VGA, IDE, SCSI). The rest of the cards will be initialized by the PnP operating system like Window 95. When set to NO, BIOS will initialize all the PnP cards. For non-PnP operating systems (DOS, Netware), this option must set to NO. Options: No (Default) / Yes

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PCI Latency Timer


T his item controls how long a PCI device can hold the PCI bus bef another takes ore over. T he longer the latency, the longer the PCI device can retain control of the bus before handing it over to another PCI device. Options: 64 (Default) / 0-255

Allocate IRQ to PCI V GA


T his item allows BIOS to choose a IRQ to assign f the PCI VGA card. or Options: Yes (Default) / No

Palette Snooping
Some old graphic controllers need to snoop on the VGA palette and then map it to their display as a way to provide boot inf ormation and VGA compatibility. This item allows such snooping to take place. Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled

PCI IDE BusMaster


T his item is a toggle for the built-in driver that allows the onbo ard ID E controller to perform DMA (Direct Memory Access) trans fers. Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled

PCI Resource
PCIPnP PCI Resource IRQ3 IRQ4 IRQ5 IRQ7 IRQ9 IRQ10 IRQ11 IRQ14 IRQ15 DMA DMA DMA DMA DMA DMA Channel Channel Channel Channel Channel Channel 0 1 3 5 6 7 [Available] [Available] [Available] [Available] [Available] [Available] [Available] [Available] [Available] [Available] [Available] [Available] [Available] [Available] [Available] [Disabled] BIOS SETUP UTILITY Available: Specified IRQ is available to be used by PCI/PnP devices. Reserved: Specified IRQ is reserved for use by Legacy ISA devices.

+F1 F10 ESC

Select Screen Select Item Change Option General Help Save and Exit Exit

Reserved Memory Size

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IRQ3/4/5/7/9/10/11/14/15 T hese items will allow you to assign each system interrupt a type, depending on the type of device using the interrupt. T he option Available means the IRQ is going to assign automatically. Options: Available (Default) / Reserved DMA Channel 0/1/3/5/6/7 T hese items will allow you to assign each DMA channel a type, depending on the type of device using the channel. T he option Available means the channel is going to assign automatically. Options: Available (Default) / Reserved Reserved Memory Size T his item allows BIOS to reserve cert ain memory size for speci fic PCI device. Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled

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4 Boot Menu
T his menu allows you to setup the system boot options.
Main Advanced PCIPnP BIOS S ETUP UTILITY Boot Chips et T-Series Exit

Boot Settings Conf iguration > > > > Boo t Device Prio rity Har d Disk Drives Rem ovable Drives CD/ DVD Drives [ Enabled] [ Enabled] [ Force BIOS] [ ON] [ Enabled] [ Disabled] [ Enabled]

Spec ifies the Boot Device Prio rity sequenc e.

Quick Boot Full Screen LOGO S how AddOn ROM Display Mode Bootu p Num-Lock Inter rupt 19 Captu re Ignor e Memory Erro r Messages BOOT SUCCESS BEEP

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Boot De vice Priority


Items in this sub-menu specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. T he number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devi ces installed in the system. Options: Removable / Hard Disk / CDROM / Legacy LAN / Disabled

Hard Disk Drives


T he BIOS will attempt to arrange the hard disk boot sequence automatically. You can also ch ange the booting sequence. T he number of device items that app ears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Options: Pri. Master / Pri. Slave / Sec. Master / Sec. Slave / USB HDD0 / USB HDD1 / USB HDD2 / Bootable Add-in Cards

Removable Drives
T he BIOS will attempt to arrange the removable drive boot sequence automatically. You can also change the booting sequence. The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Options: Floppy Disks / Zip100 / USB-FDD0 / USB-FDD1 / USB-ZIP0 / USB-ZIP1 / LS120

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CD/DV D Drives
T he BIOS will attempt to arrange the CD/DVD drive boot sequence automatically. You can also change the booting sequence. The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Options: Pri. Master / Pri. Slave / Sec. Master / Sec. Slave / USB CDROM0 / USB CDROM 1

Quick Boot
Enabling this option will cause an ab ridged version o f the Power On Sel f-T est (POST ) to execute after you power up the computer. Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled

Full Screen LOGO Show


T his item allows you to enable/disable Full Screen LOGO Show function. Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled

AddOn ROM Display Mode


T his item sets the display mode for option ROM. Options: Force BIOS (Default) / Keep Current

Bootup Num-Lock
Selects the NumLock State after the system switched on. Options: ON (Default) / OFF

Interrupt 19 Capture
When set to Enabled, this item allows the option ROMs to trap interrupt 19. Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled

Ignore Memory Error Messages


When set to Enabled, BIOS would ignore memory error messages. Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled

BOOT S UCCESS BEEP


When this item is set to Enabled, BIOS will let user know boot success with beep. Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled

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5 Chipset Menu
T his submenu allows you to configure the speci fic features of the chipset installed on your system. T his chipset manage bus speeds and access to system memory resources, such as DRAM. It also coordinates communications with the PCI bus.
Main Advanced PCIPnP BIOS S ETUP UTILITY Boot Chips et T-Series Exit

Advan ced Chipset S ettings > Sou thBridge Conf iguration > AMD 790GX Config uration > OnB oard Peripher als Configur ation

Opti ons for NB

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SouthBridge Configuration
BIOS S ETUP UTILITY Chips et > SB Azalia Audio Configuratio n OHCI HC(Bus 0 Dev 18 Fn OHCI HC(Bus 0 Dev 18 Fn EHCI HC(Bus 0 Dev 18 Fn OHCI HC(Bus 0 Dev 19 Fn OHCI HC(Bus 0 Dev 19 Fn EHCI HC(Bus 0 Dev 19 Fn OHCI HC(Bus 0 Dev 20 Fn OnChi p SATA Channe l OnChi p SATA Type SATA IDE Combined Mode Power Saving Featu res SB CI M Version o) 1) 2) 0) 1) 2) 5) [ Enabled] [ Enabled] [ Enabled] [ Enabled] [ Enabled] [ Enabled] [ Enabled] [ Enabled] [ Native IDE] [ Enabled] [ Disabled] Opti ons for SB H D Azal

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SB Azalia Audio Configuration
BIOS SETU P U TILITY Chipset HD Audio Azali a Device [Ena bled] Options Auto Disabled Enabled

+F1 F10 ESC

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HD Audio Azalia Device T his item allows you to control the HD audio device. Options: Enabled (Default) / Auto / Disabled OHCI HC(Bus 0 Dev 18/19/20 Fn 0/1/5) Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled

EHCI HC(Bus 0 Dev 18/19 Fn 2) Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled

OnChip SATA Channel T his option allows you to enable the on-chip Serial AT A. Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled OnChip SATA Type T his option allows you to select the on-chip Serial AT A operation mode. Options: Native IDE (Default) / RAID / AHCI / Legacy IDE / IDE AHCI

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Option ROM POST Delay Options: Disabled (Default) / 1 ~ 7 Seconds

SATA IDE Combined Mode T his option controls the SAT A/PAT A combined mode. Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled Power Saving Features Disable / Enable power saving features in SB. As general rule, this feature should be disabled for desktop and enabled fo r mobile. See AMD SB700 Power Saving document fo r more details. Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled

AMD 790GX Configuration


BIOS S ETUP UTILITY Chips et AMD 7 90GX Configur ation CIMX Version : 4.1 .0 > Int ernal Graphic s Configurat ion > PCI Express Conf iguration > Hyp er Transport Configuratio n Prima ry Video Cont roller [ PCI-GFX0-GPP -IGFX] Inte rnal Graphic s Conf

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Internal Graphics Configuration
BIOS S ETUP UTILITY Chips et Inter nal Graphics Configuratio n Inter nal Graphics Mode UMA Frame Buffer Size SID EPORT Clock S peed UMA-S P Interleave Mode SP Po wer Managment SP NB Termination SP Me mory Terminat ion SP CM D Hold SP DA TA Hold Surro und View FB Lo cation AMD 7 80 HD Audio [ UMA] [ Auto] [ 400MHz] [ Auto] [ Auto] [ Disable] [ Disable] [ Auto] [ Auto] [ Auto] [ Above 4G] [ Enable] Options Disa ble UMA SIDE PORT UMA+ SIDEPORT

S elect Screen S elect Item C hange Option +F1 G eneral Help F1 0 S ave and Exit ES C E xit

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Internal Graphics Mode T his item allows you to select the memory mode used for internal graphi cs device. Options: UMA (Default) / SIDEPORT / UMA+SIDEPORT / Disable UMA Frame Buffer Size T his item allows you to choose the UMA frame buffer size for internal graphics. Options: Auto (Default) / 32MB / 64MB / 128MB / 256MB / 512MB SIDEPORT Clock Speed T his item allows you to choose the SIDEPORT Clock Speed for internal graphics. Options: 400MHz (Default) / 333MHz+ / 350MHz / 366MHz / 425MHz / 450MHz / 466MHz / 500MHz / 533MHz UMA-SP Interleave Mode AutoFine interleave Ratio/Size selected based on system configuration (HT Frequency, number o f memory channel). Options: Auto (Default) / Coarse / Fine Interleave Size Interleave size out of SP memory. Interleave size for UMA calculate bas e on interleave ratio. Options: Auto (Default) / 4MB / 8MB / 16MB / 32MB / 64MB / 128MB

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Interleave Ratio (SP:UMA) Options: Auto (Default) / 1:1 / 1:3 / 1:7 / 1:15 / 3:5 / 3:13 / 5:11 / 7:9 SP Power Managment T his item allows you to select SP Power Managment fun ction. Options: Auto (Default) / Dynamic CKE / Dynamic CMD / Dynamic / CLK / Disabled SP NB/Memory Termination T his item allows you to control SP NB/Memory Termination. Options: Auto (Default) / Disabled / Enabled SP CMD/DATA Hold T his item allows you to control SP CMD/DAT A Hold. Options: Auto (Default) / Disabled / Enabled Surround View T his item allows you to control the Surround View Function. Options: Auto (Default) / Disabled FB Location T his item allows you to set the FB-DIMM location. Options: Above 4G (Default) / Under 4G AMD 790GX HD Audio T his item allows you to control the northbridge HD azalia (HDMI audio) function. Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled

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PCI Express Configuration
BIOS SETU P U TILITY Chipset PCI Express Co nfiguration GFX Dual Slot Configuration GPP Slots Powe r Limit, W > > > > > > > > Port #02 Fea tures Port #04 Fea tures Port #05 Fea tures Port #06 Fea tures Port #07 Fea tures Port #09 Fea tures Port #10 Fea tures NB-SB Port F eatures [Dis abled] [25 ] Options Auto Enabled Disabled

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GFX Dual Slot Configuration Options: Disabled (Default) / Auto / Enabled GPP Slots Power Limit, W Options: 25 (Default) / 0-255 Port #02/04/05/06/07/09/10 Features
BIOS SETU P U TILITY Chipset Gen2 High Spee d Mode Link ASPM Link Width Slot Power Lim it, W Compliance Mod e [Aut o] [Dis abled] [Aut o] [75] [Dis abled] Auto - RC only advertize Gen2 capability.

+F1 F10 ESC

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Gen2 High Speed Mode Options: Auto (Default) / Disabled / Software Initiated / Advertised RC

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Link ASPM Options: Disabled (Default) / L0s / L1 / L0x & L1 Link Width Options: Auto (Default) / x1 / x2 / x4 / x8 / x16 Slot Power Limit, W Options: 75 (Default) / 0-255 Compliance Mode Options: Disabled (Default) / Gen2 / GEN1 NB-SB Port Features
BIOS SETU P U TILITY Chipset NB-SB Link ASP M [L1] NP NB-SB VC1 T raffic Support [Dis abled] Link Width [Aut o] Compliance Mod e [Dis abled] Options Disabled L1

+F1 F10 ESC

S elect Screen S elect Item C hange Option G eneral Help S ave and Exit E xit

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NB-SB Link ASPM Options: L1 (Default) / Disabled NP NB-SB VC1 Traffic Support Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled Link Width Options: Auto (Default) / x1 / x2 / x4 Compliance Mode Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled

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Hyper Transport Configuration
BIOS S ETUP UTILITY Chips et Hyper Transport Co nfiguration HT Li nk Tristate UnitI D Clumping 2x LC LK Mode [ Auto] [ Auto] [ Disabled] Auto - CAD/CTL.

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HT Link Tristate Options: Auto (Default) / Disabled / CAD/CT L / CAD/CT L/CLK UnitID Clumping Options: Auto (Default) / Disabled / PCIE / GFX / PCIE & GFX 2x LCLK Mode Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled Primary Video Controller T his option allows you to select the video controller in charge. Options: PCI-GFX0-GPP-IGFX (Default) / GFX0-GPP-IGFX-PCI / GPP-GFX0-IGFX-PCI / IGFX-GFX0-GPP-PCI NB Power Management Features T his option controls the NB power management function. Options: Auto (Default) / Disabled

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OnBoard Peripherals Configuration


BIOS S ETUP UTILITY Chips et MAC I D Information Realt ek PCIE NIC Real tek Option RO M onboa rd FireWire [ Enable] [ Disabled] [ Enabled] Enab le/Disable Onbo ard RTL8111C PCIE Network Cont roller

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MAC ID Information T his area shows the MAC ID. Realtek PCIE NIC T his option allows you to control the onboard LAN controller. Options: Enable (Default) / Disable Realtek Option ROM T his item allows you to enable or disable the Onboard LAN Boot ROM. Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled Onboard FireWire T his option allows you to control onboard FireWire. Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled

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6 T-Series Menu
T his submenu allows you to change voltage and clock of various devices. (Howev er, we suggest you use the default setting. Changing the voltage and clock improperly may damage the device.)

Notice
Beware of that setting inappropriate values in items of this menu may cause system to malfunction.
Main Advanced PCIPnP BIOS S ETUP UTILITY Boot Chips et T-Series Exit Options Norm al Auto mate OverClo ck Manu al OverClock

T-Ser ies Settings WARNI NG: Setting w rong values in below sec tions may cause system to m alfunction. OverC lock Navigato r [ Normal] ===== ====== Automa te OverClock System ==== ======= Auto OverClock Sys tem [ V6-Tech Engi ne] ===== ======= Manua l OverClock System ===== ======= CPU/H T Reference C lock (MHz) [ 200] CPU C onfiguration [ Auto] ATIG Reference Clo ck (MHz) [ 100] [100] SB Reference Clock (MHz) Sprea d Spectrum [ Disabled] > G.P .U Phase Cont rol > CPU FID/VID Cont rol > Vol tage Configua tion > DRA M Timing Conf iguration > Hyp er Transport Configuratio n

S elect Screen S elect Item C hange Option +F1 G eneral Help F1 0 S ave and Exit ES C E xit

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OverClock Navigator
OverClock .Navigator is designed for beginners in overclock field. Based on many test and experiments from Biostar Engineer Team, OverClock Navigator provid es 3 default overclo ck con figurations that are able to raise the system perfo rmance. Options: Normal (Default) / Automate OverClock / Manual OverClock

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Auto OverClock S ystem


Main Advanced PCIPnP BIOS S ETUP UTILITY Boot Chips et T-Series Exit Options Norm al Auto mate OverClo ck Manu al OverClock

T-Ser ies Settings WARNI NG: Setting w rong values in below sec tions may cause system to m alfunction. OverC lock Navigato r [ Automate Ove rClock] ===== ====== Automa te OverClock System ==== ======= Auto OverClock Sys tem [ V6-Tech Engi ne] ===== ======= Manua l OverClock System ===== ======= CPU/H T Reference C lock (MHz) [ 200] CPU C onfiguration [ Auto] ATIG Reference Clo ck (MHz) [ 100] SB Re ference Clock (MHz) [ 100] Sprea d Spectrum [ Disabled] > G.P .U Phase Cont rol > CPU FID/VID Cont rol > Vol tage Configua tion > DRA M Timing Conf iguration > Hyp er Transport Configuratio n

S elect Screen S elect Item C hange Option +F1 G eneral Help F1 0 S ave and Exit ES C E xit

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T he Overclock Navig ator provides 3 different engines helping you to overclock your system. T hese engines will boost your system perf orman ce to different level. Options: V6 Tech Engine T his engine will make a good over-clock perfo rmance. V8 Tech Engine T his engine will make a better over-clo ck perfo rmance. V12 T ech Engine T his engine will make a best over-clock performance.

Cautions:
Not every AMD CPU performs the a bove overclock setting ideally; the diff erence may vary with the installed CP U model.

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Manual Overclock System (M.O.S.)


Main Advanced PCIPnP BIOS S ETUP UTILITY Boot Chips et T-Series Exit Options Norm al Auto mate OverClo ck Manu al OverClock

T-Ser ies Settings WARNI NG: Setting w rong values in below sec tions may cause system to m alfunction. OverC lock Navigato r [ Manual OverC lock] ===== ====== Automa te OverClock System ==== ======= Auto OverClock Sys tem [ V6-Tech Engi ne] ===== ======= Manua l OverClock System ===== ======= CPU/H T Reference C lock (MHz) [ 200] CPU C onfiguration [ Auto] ATIG Reference Clo ck (MHz) [ 100] SB Re ference Clock (MHz) [ 100] Sprea d Spectrum [ Disabled] > G.P .U Phase Cont rol > CPU FID/VID Cont rol > Vol tage Configua tion > DRA M Timing Conf iguration > Hyp er Transport Configuratio n

S elect Screen S elect Item C hange Option +F1 G eneral Help F1 0 S ave and Exit ES C E xit

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MOS is designed for experienced overclock users. It allows users to customize personal overclock setting.

CPU/HT Reference Clock (MHz)


T his item allows BIOS to select CPU Over Clock. Options: 200 (Default) / 200~600

CPU Configuration
T his item allows you to save CPU configuration. Options: Auto (Default) / Configure 1~7

ATIG/S B Reference Clock (MHz)


T his item allows you to select AT IG/SB Referen ce Clock. Options: 100 (Default) / 101~500

Spread Spectrum
T his item allows you to control Spread Spectrum f ction. un Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled

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G.P.U Phase Control


BIOS S ETUP UTILITY G.P.U Phase Contro l Phase Status : Auto Off T-Series Options

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G.P.U Phase Mode T his item allows you to control G.P.U Phase Mode (power saving technololy). Options: Auto (Default) / Off

CPU FID/VID Control


BIOS S ETUP UTILITY CPU F ID/VID Contro l Custo m P-States Core FID Core VID Core DID NB F ID NB V ID NB D ID [ Disabled] [ x13.0 2600MH z] [1.3 250 V] [ Divided by 1 ] [ 2000 MHZ] [ 1.2000 V] [D ivided by 1] T-Series Tell s BIOS wheth er to use the setup op tions belo w this to conf igure the P-St ates, or whe ther to c onfigure the P-St ates automat ically

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Custom P-States T his item allows you to select the P-States controlling. Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled Core FID T his item allows you to select the Ratio/Frequency of AM2+ CPU. Options: x8.0 1600MHz ~ x13.0 2600MHz (Differed by CPU) Core VID T his function allows you to adjust the voltage of CPU. Options: 0.0125V ~ 1.3250V (Differs by CPU). Core DID Options: Divided by 1 (Default) / Divided by 2 / Divided by 4 / Divided by 8 / Divided by 16

NB FID T his item allows you to select the Frequency o f NB chip. Options: 2000MHz (Default) / 800MHz ~ 2000MHz NB VID Set the voltage to use for NB PState selected Value is saved in the _PSS object.. Options: 1.2000V (Default) / 0.0125V ~ 1.3250V. NB DID Options: Divided by 1 (Default)

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Voltage Configuration
BIOS S ETUP UTILITY Volta ge Configurat ion CPU V core NB FI D Voltage Memor y Over Volt age Side Port Over Vol tage Chips et Over Volta ge HT Ov er Voltage [A uto] [1 .200 [A uto] [1 .800 [1 .200 [1 .200 V] V] V] V] T-Series CPU Vcore Contro l

+F1 F1 0 ES C

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CPU Vcore T his item allows you to select CPU Voltage Control. Options: Auto (Default) / +0.020V ~ +1.260V (Interval: 0.020V) NB FID Voltage T his item allows you to select NB FID Voltage Control. Options: 1.200V (Default) / 1.220V ~ 2.200V (Interval: 0.020V) Memory Over Voltage T his item allows you to select DDR Over Voltage Control. Options: Auto (Default) / 1.660V ~ 2.840V (Interval: 0.020V) Side Port Over Voltage T his item allows you to select Side Port Over Voltage Control. Options: 1.800V (Default) / 1.820V ~ 2.700V (Interval: 0.020V) Chipset Over Voltage T his item allows you to select NB/SB Over Voltage Control. Options: 1.200V (Default) / 1.220V ~ 2.300V (Interval: 0.020V)

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HT Ov er Voltage T his item allows you to select HT Over Voltage Control. Options: 1.200V (Default) / 1.220V ~ 2.300V (Interval: 0.020V)

DRAM Timing Configuration


BIOS SETU P U TILITY DRAM Timing Co nfiguration Memory Clock M ode Memory CLK : DRAM Timing Mo de CAS Latency( Tcl) : RAS/CAS Dela y(Trcd) : Row Precharg e Time(Trp): Min Active R AS(Tras) : Row Cycle (T rc) : RAS/RAS Dela y(Trrd) : [Aut o] [Aut o] T-Series Select the DRAM Frequency programming method. If Auto, the DRAM speed will be based on SPDs. If Limit, the DRAM spe will not exceed the specified value. If Manual, the DRAM speed specified will be programmed regardless. S elect Screen S elect Item +C hange Option F1 G eneral Help F10 S ave and Exit ESC E xit

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Memory Clock Mode T his item allows you to control the Memory Clock. Options: Auto (Default) / Manual / Limit Memclock Value T his item allows you to set the Memory Clock. Options: DDR3-800 (Default) / DDR3-1066 / DDR3-1333 / DDR3-1600 / Auto DRAM Timing Mode T his item allows you to choose to manually or automatically regul ate the DRAM T iming. Options: Auto (Default) / DCT0 / DCT1 / Both CAS Latency (CL) Options: Auto (Default) / 4~12 CLK

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2T Command Options: TR CD Options: TRP Options: tR TP Options: TR AS Options: TR C Options: tWR Options: TR RD Options: tRWTTO Options: tWRRD Options: Auto (Default) / 2~10 CLK Auto (Default) / 3~17 CLK Auto (Default) / 4~7 CLK Auto (Default) / 5~12 CLK Auto (Default) / 12~42 CLK Auto (Default) / 15~30 CLK Auto (Default) / 4~7 CLK Auto (Default) / 5~12 CLK Auto (Default) / 5~12 CLK Auto (Default) / 1T / 2T

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tWTR Options: tWRWR Options: tRDRD Options: Auto (Default) / 2~10 CLK Auto (Default) / 3~10 CLK Auto (Default) / 4~7 CLK

tRFC0 / tRFC1 / tRFC2 / tRFC3 Options: Auto (Default) / 90ns / 110ns / 160ns / 300ns / 350ns

Hyper Transport Configuration


BIOS SETU P U TILITY Hyper Transpor t Configuration NODE0:PCI-X2 H T Link HT Link Speed HT Link Width T-Series The Hypertransport link will run at this speed if it is slower than or equal to the system clock and the board is capable.

[Aut o] [Aut o]

+F1 F10 ESC

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Link Speed Options: Auto (Default) / 200MHz / 400MHz / 600MHz / 800MHz / 1GHz / 1.2GHz / 1.4GHz / 1.6GHz / 1.8GHz / 2.0GHz

Link Width Options: Auto (Default) / 8 Bit / 16 Bit

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Memory Configuration
BIOS S ETUP UTILITY Memor y Configurati on Bank Interleaving Chann el Interleavi ng Enabl e Clock to Al l DIMMs MemCl k Tristate C3 /ATLVID Memor y Hole Remapp ing DCT U nganged Mode Power Down Enable Pow er Smashing > ECC Configuratio n [ Auto] [ XOR of Addre ss bit]] [ Disabled] [ Disabled] [ Enabled] [ Always] [ Disabled] [ Disabled] T-Series Enab le Bank Memo ry Inte rleaving

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Bank Interleaving Bank Interleaving is an advanced chipset technique used to improve memory perform ance. Memory interleaving increases bandwidth by allowing simultaneous access to more than one piece of memory. Options: Auto (Default) Channel Interleaving T his item allows you to control the DDR2 dual-channel function. Options: XOR of Address bits [20:16, 6] (Default) / XOR of Address bits [20:16, 9] / Address bits 6 / Address bits 12 / Disabled Enable Clock to All DIMMs T his item determines whether the BIOS should actively reduce EMI (Electromagn etic Interference) and reduce power consumption by turning off unoccupied or inactive DIMM slots. Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled MemClk Tristate C3/ATLVID T his item enables or disables the MemClk T ristate function in C3 Mode. Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled

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Memory Hole Remapping T his item allows you to enable or disable the remapping of the overlapped PCI memory above the total physical memory. Only 64-bit OS supports this function. Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled DC T Unganged Mode T his item controls the DRAM controller ganged (128bit*1) / unganged (64bit*2) dual-chann el operation mode. If two DRAM modules with different size are installed, using unganged mode can still make it run in dual-channel operation. Options: Always (Default) / Auto Power Dow n Enable T his item controls the DRAM power down function. Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled Power Smashing T his item is S/W Control of Page Smashing mechanism Options: Disabled (Default) / IC / DC / Both ECC Configuration
BIOS SETU P U TILITY ECC Configurat ion ECC Mode DRAM ECC Ena ble DRAM SCRUB R EDIRECT 4-Bit ECC Mo de DRAM BG Scru b Data Cache B G Scrub L2 Cache BG Scrub L3 Cache BG Scrub [Dis abled] [Dis abled] [Dis abled] [Dis abled] [Dis abled] [Dis abled] [Dis abled] [Dis abled] T-Series Set the level of ECC protection. Note: The Super ECC mode dynamically sets the DRAM scrub rate so all of memory is scrubbed in 8 hours.

+F1 F10 ESC

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ECC Mode T his item allows you to select the DRAM ECC Mode. Options: Disabled (Default) / Basic / Good / Super / Max / User DRAM ECC Enabled Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled DRAM Scrub Redirect Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled 4-bit ECC Mode Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled DRAM BG Scrub/Data Cache BG Scrub/L2 Cache BG Scrub/L3 Cache BG Scrub Options: Disabled (Default) / 40ns / 80ns / 160ns / 320ns / 640ns / 1.28us / 2.56us / 5.12us / 10.2us / 20.5us / 41.0us / 81.9us / 163.8us / 327.7us / 655.4us

EC Configuration
BIOS SETU P U TILITY SureBoot Featu re SureBoot Timeo ut Advanced Clock Calibration Value (All C ores) Value (Core 0) Value (Core 1) Value (Core 2) Value (Core 3) [Ena bled] [4 S econds] [Dis abled] [- 2 %] [- 2 %] [- 2 %] [- 2 %] [- 2 %] T-Series Options Disabled Enabled

+F1 F10 ESC

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SureBoot Feature T his item allows you to control the SureBoot function. SureBoot is a technology that ensures a complete Windows environment will be available disaster recovery situations. Options: Enabled (Default) / Disabled

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SureBoot Timeout T his item allows you to control the SureBoot timeout. Options: 4 Seconds (Default) / 1 Second / 2 Seconds / 3 Seconds Advanced Clock Calibration T his item allows you to control the advanced clock calibration. Options: Disabled (Default) / Auto / All Cores / Per Core Value (All Cores/Core 0/Core 1/Core 2/Core 3) Options: +2% (Default) / -12% ~ +12& with an interval of 2%.

GFX Engine Clock Override


T his item allows you to control the internal GFX engine clock override function. Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled

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Integrated Memory Test


Integrat ed Memory T est allows users to test memory module compatibilities without additional device or sof are. tw Step 1: T his item is disabled on default; change it to Enable to precede memory test.
Main Advanced PCIPnP BIOS S ETUP UTILITY Boot Chips et T-Series Exit Options Enab led Disa bled

OverC lock Navigato r [ Normal] ===== ====== Automa te OverClock System ==== ======= Auto OverClock Sys tem [ V6-Tech Engi ne] ===== ======= Manua l OverClock System ===== ======= CPU/H T Reference C lock (MHz) [ 200] CPU C onfiguration [ Auto] ATIG Reference Clo ck (MHz) [ 100] SB Re ference Clock (MHz) [ 100] Sprea d Spectrum [ Disabled] > G.P .U Phase Cont rol > CPU FID/VID Cont rol > Vol tage Configur ation > DRA M Timing Conf iguration > Hyp er Transport Configuratio n > Mem ory Configura tion > EC Configuration GFX E ngine Clock O verride [ Disabled] Integ rated Memory Test [ Enabled]

+F1 F1 0 ES C

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Step 2: When the process is done, change the setting back from Enabled to Disabled to complete the test.
Main Advanced PCIPnP BIOS S ETUP UTILITY Boot Chips et T-Series Exit Options Enab led Disa bled

OverC lock Navigato r [ Normal] ===== ====== Automa te OverClock System ==== ======= Auto OverClock Sys tem [ V6-Tech Engi ne] ===== ======= Manua l OverClock System ===== ======= CPU/H T Reference C lock (MHz) [ 200] CPU C onfiguration [ Auto] ATIG Reference Clo ck (MHz) [ 100] SB Re ference Clock (MHz) [ 100] Sprea d Spectrum [ Disabled] > G.P .U Phase Cont rol > CPU FID/VID Cont rol > Vol tage Configur ation > DRA M Timing Conf iguration > Hyp er Transport Configuratio n > Mem ory Configura tion > EC Configuration GFX E ngine Clock O verride [ Disabled] Integ rated Memory Test [ Disabled]

+F1 F1 0 ES C

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7 Exit Menu
T his menu allows you to load the optimal default settings, and save or discard the changes to the BIOS items.
Main Advan ced PCIPnP BIOS SETU P U TILITY Boot Chipset T-Series Exit

Exit Options Save Changes a nd Exit Discard Change s and Exit Discard Change s Load Optimal D efaults CMOS Backup Fu nction Security Setti ngs > Security

Exit system setup after saving the changes. F10 key can be used for this operation.

S elect Screen S elect Item EnterG o to Sub Screen F1 G eneral Help F10 S ave and Exit ESC E xit

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Save Changes and Exit


Save all configuration changes to CMOS RAM and exit setup.

Discard Changes and Exit


Abandon all changes made during the current session and exit setup.

Discard Changes
Abandon all changes made during the current session and restore the previously saved values.

Load Optimal Defaults


T his selection allows you to reload the BIOS when problem occurs during system booting sequence. T hese con f igurations are facto ry settings optimized fo r this system.

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CMOS Backup Function


It allows users to save different CMOS settings into BIOS-ROM and reload any saved CMOS setting for customizing system configurations. Moreover, users are able to save an ideal overclock setting during overclock operation. T here are 10 sets o f record address es in total, and users are able to nam e the CMOS data acco rding to personal preference.
Main Advan ced PCIPnP BIOS SETU P U TILITY Boot Chipset T-Series Exit Exit Options Save Changes a nd Exit Discard Change s and Exit Discard Change s Load Optimal D efaults CMOS Backup Fu nction Security Setti ngs > Security CMOS Backup Func CMOS Data Reload CMOS Data Save S elect Screen S elect Item EnterG o to Sub Screen F1 G eneral Help F10 S ave and Exit ESC E xit

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Security
T his sub-menu allows you to provide/revise supervisor and user password.
BIOS SETU P U TILITY Security Setti ngs Supervisor Pas sword :Not Installe d User Password :Not Installe d Change Supervi sor Password User Access Le vel Change User Pa ssword Clear User Pas sword Password Check [Ful l Access] [Set up] S elect Screen S elect Item EnterC hange F1 G eneral Help F10 S ave and Exit ESC E xit Exit Install or Change the password.

Boot Sector Vi rus Protection [Dis abled]

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Change Supervisor Passw ord Setting the supervisor password will prohibit everyone except the supervisor from making changes using the CMOS Setup Utility. You will be prompted with to enter a password. User Acess Level T his item allows supervisor to set the user level. Options: Full Access (Default) / No Access / View Only / Limited Change User Password If the Supervisor Password is not set, then the User Password will function in the same way as the Supervisor Password. If the Supervisor Password is set and the User Password is set, the User will only be able to view configurations but will not be able to change them. Clear User Passw ord T his item is for clearing user passwo rd. Passw ord Check T his item is for setting the timing that checking password. Options: Setup (Default) / Always Boot Sector Virus Protection T his option allows you to choose the VIRUS Warning feature that is used to protect the IDE H ard Disk boot sector. If this fun ction is enabled and an attempt is made to write to the boot sector, BIOS will display a warning message on the screen and sound an alarm beep. Options: Disabled (Default) / Enabled

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