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tuos 4:31am on Monday, September 27th, 2010 
Wish I knew Bought this to replace an older Gigabyte board that had died. The board runs good, and i am really happy with it. All settings from the factory are set ok, so it is easy to install, and runs fine.
peb 1:49pm on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 
I see Newegg no longer carries this board, hummm I wonder why? None at all I had trouble with this board starting only 2 weeks after I put it in.
JHRainesJr 4:59pm on Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 
5 Star board! This is the first motherboard I have used in my first ever from the ground up PC project. good motherboard this motherboard is great. the only thing i didnt like is i had a bit of trouble getting my graphics card in.
jroeterd 8:25pm on Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 
GIGABEST I spent quite some time checking out mobos and I wanted quality. The Honda of Motherboards Used it for my gaming rig that I built. Supports a ton of RAM.
zvy1979 8:06am on Sunday, April 18th, 2010 
bought this to breath new life into the last piece of an old factory built puter. the cpu, a q6600 go stepping.

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GA-EP43-UD3L/ GA-EP43-US3L
LGA775 socket motherboard for Intel CoreTM processor family/ Intel Pentium processor family/Intel Celeron processor family

User's Manual

Rev. 1002 12ME-EP43UD3L-1002R
Motherboard GA-EP43-UD3L/GA-EP43-US3L
Motherboard GA-EP43-UD3L/ GA-EP43-US3L

Dec. 12, 2008

Copyright
2008 GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. All rights reserved. The trademarks mentioned in this manual are legally registered to their respective owners.

Disclaimer

Information in this manual is protected by copyright laws and is the property of GIGABYTE. Changes to the specifications and features in this manual may be made by GIGABYTE without prior notice. No part of this manual may be reproduced, copied, translated, transmitted, or published in any form or by any means without GIGABYTE's prior written permission.
Documentation Classifications
In order to assist in the use of this product, GIGABYTE provides the following types of documentations: For quick set-up of the product, read the Quick Installation Guide included with the product. For detailed product information, carefully read the User's Manual. For instructions on how to use GIGABYTE's unique features, read or download the information on/from the Support\Motherboard\Technology Guide page on our website. For product-related information, check on our website at: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw
Identifying Your Motherboard Revision
The revision number on your motherboard looks like this: "REV: X.X." For example, "REV: 1.0" means the revision of the motherboard is 1.0. Check your motherboard revision before updating motherboard BIOS, drivers, or when looking for technical information. Example:

Table of Contents

Box Contents..... 6 Optional Items..... 6 GA-EP43-UD3L/US3L Motherboard Layout... 7 Block Diagram.... 8 Chapter 1 Hardware Installation... 9
1-1 1-2 1-3 Installation Precautions... 9 Product Specifications... 10 Installing the CPU and CPU Cooler.. 13
1-3-1 1-3-2 Installing the CPU... 13 Installing the CPU Cooler... 15 Dual Channel Memory Configuration... 16 Installing a Memory... 17
Installing the Memory... 16

1-4-1 1-4-2

1-5 1-6 1-7
Installing an Expansion Card... 18 Back Panel Connectors... 19 Internal Connectors... 21
Chapter 2 BIOS Setup.... 33
2-1 2-2 2-3 2-4 2-5 2-6 2-7 2-8 2-9 2-10 2-11 2-12 2-13 2-14 Startup Screen... 34 The Main Menu.... 35 MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)... 37 Standard CMOS Features.... 45 Advanced BIOS Features... 47 Integrated Peripherals... 50 Power Management Setup.... 53 PnP/PCI Configurations... 55 PC Health Status... 56 Load Fail-Safe Defaults... 58 Load Optimized Defaults... 58 Set Supervisor/User Password... 59 Save & Exit Setup.... 60 Exit Without Saving.... 60
Chapter 3 Drivers Installation... 61
3-1 3-2 3-3 3-4 3-5 3-6 Installing Chipset Drivers... 61 Application Software.... 62 Technical Manuals... 62 Contact.... 63 System.... 63 Download Center.... 64
Chapter 4 Unique Features.... 65
4-1 4-2 Xpress Recovery2.... 65 BIOS Update Utilities... 68
4-2-1 4-2-2 Updating the BIOS with the Q-Flash Utility.. 68 Updating the BIOS with the @BIOS Utility.. 71

4-3 4-4 4-5 4-6

EasyTune 6.... 72 Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced... 73 Q-Share.... 75 Time Repair.... 76
Chapter 5 Appendix.... 77
5-1 Configuring Audio Input and Output... 77
5-1-1 5-1-2 5-1-3 5-1-4 Configuring 2/4/5.1/7.1-Channel Audio.. 77 Configuring S/PDIF In/Out.... 79 Configuring Microphone Recording.. 81 Using the Sound Recorder... 83 Frequently Asked Questions.... 84 Troubleshooting Procedure... 85

DDR2_3 DDR2_4

1-4-2 Installing a Memory
Before installing a memory module , make sure to turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the memory module. DDR2 DIMMs are not compatible to DDR DIMMs. Be sure to install DDR2 DIMMs on this motherboard.

DDR2 DIMM

A DDR2 memory module has a notch, so it can only fit in one direction. Follow the steps below to correctly install your memory modules in the memory sockets. Step 1: Note the orientation of the memory module. Spread the retaining clips at both ends of the memory socket. Place the memory module on the socket. As indicated in the picture on the left, place your fingers on the top edge of the memory, push down on the memory and insert it vertically into the memory socket.
Step 2: The clips at both ends of the socket will snap into place when the memory module is securely inserted.

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Installing an Expansion Card
Read the following guidelines before you begin to install an expansion card: Make sure the motherboard supports the expansion card. Carefully read the manual that came with your expansion card. Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before installing an expansion card to prevent hardware damage.
PCI Express x1 Slot PCI Express x16 Slot

PCI Slot

Follow the steps below to correctly install your expansion card in the expansion slot. 1. Locate an expansion slot that supports your card. Remove the metal slot cover from the chassis back panel. 2. Align the card with the slot, and press down on the card until it is fully seated in the slot. 3. Make sure the metal contacts on the card are completely inserted into the slot. 4. Secure the card's metal bracket to the chassis back panel with a screw. 5. After installing all expansion cards, replace the chassis cover(s). 6. Turn on your computer. If necessary, go to BIOS Setup to make any required BIOS changes for your expansion card(s). 7. Install the driver provided with the expansion card in your operating system. Example: Installing and Removing a PCI Express x16 Graphics Card: Installing a Graphics Card: Gently push down on the top edge of the card until it is fully inserted into the PCI Express x16 slot. Make sure the card is securely seated in the slot and does not rock.

Definition Power SPDIFI GND

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14) SPDIF_O (S/PDIF Out Header)
This header supports digital S/PDIF out and connects a S/PDIF digital audio cable (provided by expansion cards) for digital audio output from your motherboard to certain expansion cards like graphics cards and sound cards. For example, some graphics cards may require you to use a S/PDIF digital audio cable for digital audio output from your motherboard to your graphics card if you wish to connect an HDMI display to the graphics card and have digital audio output from the HDMI display at the same time. For information about connecting the S/PDIF digital audio cable, carefully read the manual for your expansion card.

Definition SPDIFO GND

15) F_USB1/F_USB2 (USB Headers, Yellow)
The headers conform to USB 2.0/1.1 specification. Each USB header can provide two USB ports via an optional USB bracket. For purchasing the optional USB bracket, please contact the local dealer.
Definition Power (5V) Power (5V) USB DXUSB DYUSB DX+ USB DY+ GND GND No Pin NC
Do not plug the IEEE 1394 bracket (2x5-pin) cable into the USB header. Prior to installing the USB bracket, be sure to turn off your computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the USB bracket.

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16) LPT (Parallel Port Header)
The LPT header can provide one parallel port via an optional LPT port cable. For purchasing the optional LPT port cable, please contact the local dealer.

Pin No. 13

Definition STBAFDPD0 ERRPD1 INITPD2 SLINPD3 GND PD4 GND PD5

Pin No. 26

Definition GND PD6 GND PD7 GND ACKGND BUSY GND PE No Pin SLCT GND
17) COMA (Serial Port Header, White)
The COM header can provide one serial port via an optional COM port cable. For purchasing the optional COM port cable, please contact the local dealer.

Pin No. 1 2

Definition NDCD NSIN NSOUT NDTR GND NDSR NRTS NCTS NRI No Pin

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18) CI (Chassis Intrusion Header)
This motherboard provides a chassis detection feature that detects if the chassis cover has been removed. This function requires a chassis with chassis intrusion detection design.

Definition Signal GND

19) CLR_CMOS (Clearing CMOS Jumper)
Use this jumper to clear the CMOS values (e.g. date information and BIOS configurations) and reset the CMOS values to factory defaults. To clear the CMOS values, place a jumper cap on the two pins to temporarily short the two pins or use a metal object like a screwdriver to touch the two pins for a few seconds.

Memory Frequency (Mhz)

The first memory frequency value is the normal operating frequency of the memory being used; the second is the memory frequency that is automatically adjusted according to the CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) and System Memory Multiplier settings.
DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD)
Manual allows all DRAM Timing items below to be configurable. Options are: Auto (default), Manual.
(Note) This item appears only if you install a memory module that supports this feature. GA-EP43-UD3L/US3L Motherboard - 40 -

>>>>>

Standard Timing Control

CAS Latency Time

Options are: Auto (default), 3~7.
Options are: Auto (default), 1~15.
Options are: Auto (default), 1~63. >>>>> Advanced Timing Control

Advanced Timing Control

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Advanced Timing Control x x x x x x tRRD tWTR tWR tRFC tRTP Command Rate (CMD) Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Item Help Menu Level
>>>>> Channel A Channel A Timing Settings Channel A Driving Settings >>>>> Channel B Channel B Timing Settings Channel B Driving Settings
[Press Enter] [Press Enter]

********

Options are: Auto (default), 1~31.
Options are: Auto (default), 1~255.

Command Rate(CMD)

Options are: Auto (default), 1~3.

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>>>>> Channel A/B
Channel A/B Timing Settings
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Channel A Timing Settings x x x x x x x x x Static tRead Value tRD Phase0 Adjustment tRD Phase1 Adjustment tRD Phase2 Adjustment tRD Phase3 Adjustment Trd2rd(Different Rank) Twr2wr(Different Rank) Twr2rd(Different Rank) Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank) 8 Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Item Help Menu Level
x DIMM1 Clock Skew Control x DIMM2 Clock Skew Control x DDR Write Training

Static tRead Value

Virtualization Technology (Note)
Enables or disables Intel Virtualization Technology. Virtualization enhanced by Intel Virtualization Technology will allow a platform to run multiple operating systems and applications in independent partitions. With virtualization, one computer system can function as multiple virtual systems. (Default: Enabled)
This item is present only if you install a CPU that supports this feature. For more information about Intel CPUs' unique features, please visit Intel's website. - 48 -

Delay For HDD (Secs)

Allows you to set a delay time for the BIOS to initialize the hard drive as the system boots up. The adjustable range is from 0 to 15 seconds. (Default: 0)

Full Screen LOGO Show

Allows you to determine whether to display the GIGABYTE Logo at system startup. Disabled displays normal POST message. (Default: Enabled)

Init Display First

Specifies the first initiation of the monitor display from the installed PCI graphics card or PCI Express graphics card. PCI Sets the PCI graphics card as the first display. (Default) PEG Sets PCI Express graphics card as the first display.

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Integrated Peripherals
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Integrated Peripherals [Disabled] [Disabled] [Auto] [Enabled] [Disbabled] [Press Enter] [Disabled] [Enabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [378/IRQ7] [SPP] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Enabled] Item Help Menu Level
SATA AHCI Mode SATA Port0-3 Native Mode Azalia Codec Onboard H/W LAN Green LAN SMART LAN Onboard LAN Boot ROM Onboard IDE Controller Onboard Serial Port 1 Onboard Parallel Port Parallel Port Mode USB 1.0 Controller USB 2.0 Controller USB Keyboard Function USB Mouse Function USB Storage Function
SATA AHCI Mode (Intel ICH10 Southbridge)
Configures the SATA controllers integrated in the Intel ICH10 Southbridge to AHCI mode. Disabled Disables AHCI for the SATA controllers and configures the SATA controllers to PATA mode. (Default) AHCI Configures the SATA controllers to AHCI mode. Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) is an interface specification that allows the storage driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features such as Native Command Queuing and hot plug.

SATA Port0-3 Native Mode

Specifies the operating mode of the integrated SATA controllers. Disabled Allows the SATA controllers to operate in Legacy IDE mode. In Legacy mode the SATA controllers use dedicated IRQs that cannot be shared with other device. Set this option to Disabled if you wish to install operating systems that do not support Native mode. (Default) Enabled Allows the SATA controllers to operate in Native IDE mode. Enable Native IDE mode if you wish to install operating systems that support Native mode.

Azalia Codec

Enables or disables the onboard audio function. (Default: Auto) If you wish to install a 3rd party add-in audio card instead of using the onboard audio, set this item to Disabled.

Onboard H/W LAN

Enables or disables the onboard LAN function. (Default: Enabled) If you wish to install a 3rd party add-in network card instead of using the onboard LAN, set this item to Disabled.

Green LAN

When the onboard LAN function and Green LAN are enabed, the system will dynamically detects if LAN cable(s) is connected or not. If not, the corresponding LAN controller will be disabled automatically. (Default: Disabled) GA-EP43-UD3L/US3L Motherboard - 50 -
SMART LAN (LAN Cable Diagnostic Function)
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software SMART LAN Start detecting at Port.. Part1-2 Status = Open Part3-6 Status = Open Part4-5 Status = Open Part7-8 Status = Open / / / / Length Length Length Length = = = = 0m 0m 0m 0m Item Help Menu Level
This motherboard incorporates cable diagnostic feature designed to detect the status of the attached LAN cable. This feature will detect cabling issue and report the approximate distance to the fault or short. Refer to the following information for diagnosing your LAN cable: When No LAN Cable Is Attached. If no LAN cable is attached to the motherboard, the Status fields of all four pairs of wires will show Open and the Length fields show 0m, as shown in the figure above. When LAN Cable Is Functioning Normally. If no cable problem is detected on the LAN cable connected to a Gigabit hub or a 10/100 Mbps hub, the following message will appear:
Start detecting at Port.. Link Detected --> 100Mbps Cable Length= 30m
Link Detected Cable Length
Displays transmission speed Displays the approximate length of the attached LAN cable.
Note: The Gigabit hub will only operate at a speed of 10/100 Mbps in MS-DOS mode; it will operate at a normal speed of 10/100/1000 Mbps in Windows mode or when the LAN Boot ROM is activated. When a Cable Problem Occurs. If a cable problem occurs on a specified pair of wires, the Status field will show Short and then length shown will be the approximate distance to the fault or short. Example: Part1-2 Status = Short / Length = 2m Explanation: A fault or short might occur at about 2m on Part 1-2. Note: Part 4-5 and Part 7-8 are not used in a 10/100 Mbps environment, so their Status fields will show Open, and the length shown is the approximate length of the attached LAN cable.

AC Back Function

Determines the state of the system after the return of power from an AC power loss. Soft-Off The system stays off upon the return of the AC power. (Default) Full-On The system is turned on upon the return of the AC power. Memory The system returns to its last known awake state upon the return of the AC power.
Supported on Windows Vista operating system only. - 54 -

PnP/PCI Configurations

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software PnP/PCI Configurations PCI1 IRQ Assignment PCI2 IRQ Assignment [Auto] [Auto] Item Help Menu Level

PCI1 IRQ Assignment

Auto 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15 BIOS auto-assigns IRQ to the first PCI slot. (Default) Assigns IRQ 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15 to the first PCI slot. BIOS auto-assigns IRQ to the second PCI slot. (Default) Assigns IRQ 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15 to the second PCI slot.

PCI2 IRQ Assignment

Auto 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12,14,15

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PC Health Status
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software PC Health Status Reset Case Open Status Case Opened Vcore DDR18V +3.3V +12V Current System Temperature Current CPU Temperature Current CPU FAN Speed Current SYSTEM FAN2 Speed Current POWER FAN Speed Current SYSTEM FAN1 Speed CPU Warning Temperature CPU FAN Fail Warning SYSTEM FAN2 Fail Warning POWER FAN Fail Warning SYSTEM FAN1 Fail Warning CPU Smart FAN Control CPU Smart FAN Mode [Disabled] No 1.268V 1.840V 3.296V 12.048V 30oC 47oC 3375 RPM 0 RPM 0 RPM 0 RPM [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Auto] [Auto] +/-/PU/PD: Value F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F10: Save Item Help Menu Level

Reset Case Open Status

Keeps or clears the record of previous chassis intrusion status. Enabled clears the record of previous chassis intrusion status and the Case Opened field will show "No" at next boot. (Default: Disabled)

Case Opened

Displays the detection status of the chassis intrusion detection device attached to the motherboard CI header. If the system chassis cover is removed, this field will show "Yes", otherwise it will show "No". To clear the chassis intrusion status record, set Reset Case Open Status to Enabled, save the settings to CMOS, and then restart your system.
Current Voltage(V) Vcore/DDR18V/+3.3V/+12V
Displays the current system voltages.
Current System/CPU Temperature

Press <Enter> on this item and then press the <Y> key to load the optimal BIOS default settings. The BIOS defaults settings helps the system to operate in optimum state. Always load the Optimized defaults after updating the BIOS or after clearing the CMOS values.

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2-12 Set Supervisor/User Password
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup Password: Enter PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status : Select Item F10: Save & Exit Setup Change/Set/Disable Password Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving
Press <Enter> on this item and type the password with up to 8 characters and then press <Enter>. You will be requested to confirm the password. Type the password again and press <Enter>. The BIOS Setup program allows you to specify two separate passwords: Supervisor Password When a system password is set and the Password Check item in Advanced BIOS Features is set to Setup, you must enter the supervisor password for entering BIOS Setup and making BIOS changes. When the Password Check item is set to System, you must enter the supervisor password (or user password) at system startup and when entering BIOS Setup. User Password When the Password Check item is set to System, you must enter the supervisor password (or user password) at system startup to continue system boot. In BIOS Setup, you must enter the supervisor password if you wish to make changes to BIOS settings. The user password only allows you to view the BIOS settings but not to make changes. To clear the password, press <Enter> on the password item and when requested for the password, press <Enter> again. The message "PASSWORD DISABLED" will appear, indicating the password has been cancelled.

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2-13 Save & Exit Setup
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status : Select Item F10: Save & Exit Setup Save Data to CMOS Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Save to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)? Y Password Set User Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving
Press <Enter> on this item and press the <Y> key. This saves the changes to the CMOS and exits the BIOS Setup program. Press <N> or <Esc> to return to the BIOS Setup Main Menu.

2-14 Exit Without Saving

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status : Select Item F10: Save & Exit Setup Abandon all Data F11: Save CMOS to BIOS F12: Load CMOS from BIOS Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Quit Without Saving (Y/N)? N Password Set User Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving

4-2-1 Updating the BIOS with the Q-Flash Utility

A. Before You Begin:

1. 2. 3. From GIGABYTE's website, download the latest compressed BIOS update file that matches your motherboard model. Extract the file and save the new BIOS file (e.g. EP43UD3L.F1) to your floppy disk, USB flash drive, or hard drive. Note: The USB flash drive or hard drive must use FAT32/16/12 file system. Restart the system. During the POST, press the <End> key to enter Q-Flash. Note: You can access Q-Flash by either pressing the <End> key during the POST or pressing the <F8> key in BIOS Setup. However, if the BIOS update file is saved to a hard drive in RAID/AHCI mode or a hard drive attached to an independent IDE/SATA controller, use the <End> key during the POST to access Q-Flash.
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally Copyright (C) 1984-2008, Award Software, Inc. EP43-UD3L E3c. <DEL>: BIOS Setup <F9>: XpressRecovery2 <F12>: Boot Menu <End>: Qflash 11/27/2008-P43-ICH10-7A69PG0FC-00
Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, please do it with caution. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction. GA-EP43-UD3L/US3L Motherboard - 68 -

B. Updating the BIOS

When updating the BIOS, choose the location where the BIOS file is saved. The follow procedure assumes that you save the BIOS file to a floppy disk. Step 1: 1. Insert the floppy disk containing the BIOS file into the floppy disk drive. In the main menu of Q-Flash, use the up or down arrow key to select Update BIOS from Drive and press <Enter>. The Save Main BIOS to Drive option allows you to save the current BIOS file. Q-Flash only supports USB flash drive or hard drives using FAT32/16/12 file system. If the BIOS update file is saved to a hard drive in RAID/AHCI mode or a hard drive attached to an independent IDE/SATA controller, use the <End> key during the POST to access Q-Flash. 2. Select Floppy A and press <Enter>.
Q-Flash Utility v2.08 Flash Type/Size..SST 25VF080B 1M
Enter : Run A Floppy HDD 0-0
Keep DMI Data Enable Update BIOS from Drive Save BIOSfound 0 file(s) to Drive :Move ESC:Reset <Drive> F10:Power Off <Drive>

Total size : 0

Free size : 0
Select the BIOS update file and press <Enter>. Make sure the BIOS update file matches your motherboard model.
Step 2: The process of the system reading the BIOS file from the floppy disk is displayed on the screen. When the message "Are you sure to update BIOS?" appears, press <Enter> to begin the BIOS update. The monitor will display the update process. Do not turn off or restart the system when the system is reading/updating the BIOS. Do not remove the floppy disk, USB flash drive, or hard drive when the system is updating the BIOS. Step 3: When the update process is complete, press any key to return to the main menu.

Q-Flash Utility v2.08 Flash Type/Size..SST 25VF080B Keep DMI Data Enable Update BIOS from Drive !! Copy BIOS completed - Pass !! Save BIOS to Drive Please press any key to continue :Move ESC:Reset 1M

Enter : Run

F10:Power Off

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Step 4: Press <Esc> and then <Enter> to exit Q-Flash and reboot the system. As the system boots, you should see the new BIOS version is present on the POST screen. Step 5: During the POST, press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup. Select Load Optimized Defaults and press <Enter> to load BIOS defaults. System will re-detect all peripherals devices after a BIOS update, so we recommend that you reload BIOS defaults.
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status : Select Item F10: Save & Exit Setup Load Optimized Defaults Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)? Y& Exit Setup Save Exit Without Saving
Press <Y> to load BIOS defaults Step 6: Select Save & Exit Setup and then press <Y> to save settings to CMOS and exit BIOS Setup. The procedure is complete after the system restarts.

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4-2-2 Updating the BIOS with the @BIOS Utility
1. 2. In Windows, close all applications and TSR (Terminate and Stay Resident) programs. This helps prevent unexpected failures when performing a BIOS update. During the BIOS update process, ensure the Internet connection is stable and do NOT interrupt the Internet connection (for example, avoid a power loss or switching off the Internet). Failure to do so may result in a corrupted BIOS or a system that is unable to start. Do not use the G.O.M. (GIGABYTE Online Management) function when using @BIOS. GIGABYTE product warranty does not cover any BIOS damage or system failure resulting from an inadequate BIOS flashing.

B. Using @BIOS:

Update the BIOS Using the Internet Update Function: Click Update BIOS from GIGABYTE Server, select the @BIOS server site closest to your location and then download the BIOS file that matches your motherboard model. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete. If the BIOS update file for your motherboard is not present on the @BIOS server site, please manually download the BIOS update file from GIGABYTE's website and follow the instructions in "Update the BIOS without Using the Internet Update Function" below.

C. Stealth Mode

In Stealth Mode, the system continues to work with the user-defined power saving settings, even after the system is restarted. Re-enter the application only if you want to make any changes or completely close the application.
(Note 1) Before using the DES function, make sure the CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) and CPU EIST Function items in the BIOS Setup program are set to Enabled. (Note 2) Maximize system power saving with Dynamic Frequency Function; system performance may be affected. (Note 3) 1: Normal Power Saving (default); 2: Advanced Power Saving; 3: Extreme Power Saving. (Note 4) The total amount of power saved will be recorded until re-activated when only the Dynamic Power Saver is under the enable status, and power savings meter is unable to reset to zero. (Note 5) Dynamic Energy Saver Meter will automatically reset when the total power saving reaches 99999999 Watts. GA-EP43-UD3L/US3L Motherboard - 74 -

Q-Share

Q-Share is an easy and convenient data sharing tool. After configuring your LAN connection settings and Q-Share, you are able to share your data with computers on the same network, making full use of Internet resources.
Directions for using Q-Share
After installing Q-Share from the motherboard driver disk, go to Start>All Programs>GIGABYTE> in your system tray and right-click Q-Share.exe to launch the Q-Share tool. Find the Q-Share icon on this icon to configure the data sharing settings.
Figure 1. Data Sharing Disabled
Figure 2. Data Sharing Enabled

Options Descriptions

Option Connect. Enable Incoming Folder. Disable Incoming Folder. Open Incoming Folder : C:\Q-ShareFolder Change Incoming Folder : C:\Q-ShareFolder Update Q-Share. About Q-Share. Exit. Description Displays the computers with data sharing enabled Enables data sharing Disables data sharing Accesses the shared data folder Changes the data folder to be shared Updates Q-Share online Displays the current Q-Share version Exits Q-Share
This option is available only when data sharing is NOT enabled. - 75 Unique Features

Time Repair

Based on the Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Services technology, Time Repair allows you to quickly back up and restore your system data in the Windows Vista operating system. Time Repair supports NTFS file system and can restore system data on PATA and SATA hard drives.

System Restore

A. Configuring Speakers:

(The following instructions use Windows Vista as the example operating system.) Step 1: After installing the audio driver, the HD Audio Manager icon will appear in the notification area. Doubleclick the icon to access the HD Audio Manager.
(Note) 2/4/5.1/7.1-Channel Audio Configurations: Refer to the following for multi-channel speaker configurations. 2-channel audio: Headphone or Line out. 4-channel audio: Front speaker out and Rear speaker out. 5.1-channel audio: Front speaker out, Rear speaker out, and Center/Subwoofer speaker out. 7.1-channel audio: Front speaker out, Rear speaker out, Center/Subwoofer speaker out, and Side speaker out. - 77 Appendix
Step 2: Connect an audio device to an audio jack. The The current connected device is dialog box appears. Select the device according to the type of device you connect. Then click OK.
Step 3: On the Speakers screen, click the Speaker Configuration tab. In the Speaker Configuration list, select Stereo, Quadraphonic, 5.1 Speaker, or 7.1 Speaker according to the type of speaker configuration you wish to set up. Then the speaker setup is completed.
B. Configuring Sound Effect:
You may configure an audio environment on the Sound Effects tab.
C. Activating an AC'97 Front Panel Audio Module:
If your chassis provides an AC'97 front panel audio module, to activate the AC'97 functionality, click the tool icon on the Speaker Configuration tab. On the Connector Settings dialog box, select the Disable front panel jack detection check box. Click OK to complete.
D. Muting the Back Panel Audio (For HD Audio Only):
Click Device advanced settings on the top right corner on the Speaker Configuration tab to open the Device advanced settings dialog box. Select the Mute the rear output device, when a front headphone plugged in check box. Click OK to complete.

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5-1-2 Configuring S/PDIF In/Out

A. S/PDIF In:

The S/PDIF in cable (optional) allows you to input digital audio signals to the computer for audio processing.

S/PDIF In Cable

Optical S/PDIF In

Coaxial S/PDIF In

1. Installing the S/PDIF In Cable:
Step 1: First, attach the connector at the end of the cable to the SPDIF_I header on your motherboard.
Step 2: Secure the metal bracket to the chassis back panel with a screw.
2. Configuring S/PDIF In: On the Digital Input screen, click the Default Format tab to select the default format. Click OK to complete.
The actual locations of the SPDIF In and SPDIF Out connectors may differ by model. - 79 Appendix

B. S/PDIF Out:

The S/PDIF out jacks can transmit audio signals to an external decoder for decoding to get the best audio quality. 1. Conneting a S/PDIF Out Cable

S/PDIF Coaxial Cable

S/PDIF Optical Cable

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China Restriction of Hazardous Substances Table
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GA-EP43-UD3L/ GA-EP43-US3L
LGA775 Intel CoreTM Intel Celeron / Intel Pentium /
Rev. 1002 12MC-EP43UD3L-1002R
Motherboard GA-EP43-UD3L/GA-EP43-US3L
Motherboard GA-EP43-UD3L/ GA-EP43-US3L

Dec. 12, 2008

\ \ http://www.gigabyte.tw/

REV : X.X REV : 1.0 1.0

X.X BIOS
.... 6.... 6 GA-EP43-UD3L/US3L... 7.... 8.... 9

1-1 1-2 1-3

1-3-1 1-3-2

... 9.... 10... 13

( C P U )... 13.... 15

1-4-1 1-4-2

.... 16

.... 16.... 17

1-5 1-6 1-7

.... 18... 19.... 21

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

.... 33

.... 34 BIOS... 35 MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) ( / ).. 37 Standard CMOS Features ( Advanced BIOS Features ( Integrated Peripherals ( Power Management Setup ( PnP/PCI Configurations ( PC Health Status ( Load Fail-Safe Defaults ( Load Optimized Defaults ( Set Supervisor/User Password ( Save & Exit Setup ( Exit Without Saving (
CMOS ).. 45 BIOS ).. 47 ).. 50 ).. 53 PCI ).. 55 )... 56 ).. 58 ).. 58 / ). 59 ).. 60 ).. 60

.... 61

3-1 3-2 3-3 3-4 3-5 3-6.... 61.... 62 ( )... 62.... 63.... 63 Download Center.... 64

.... 65

4-1 4-2 Xpress Recovery2 BIOS
4-2-1 4-2-2 Q-Flash @BIOS

... 65.... 68

BIOS.. 68 BIOS... 71

4-3 4-4 4-5 4-6

EasyTune 6

... 72

(DES Advanced).. 73 Q-Share... 75 Time Repair... 76

.... 77

5-1-1 5-1-2 5-1-3 5-1-4
2 / 4 / 5.1 / 7.1 S/PDIF /
... 77... 79.... 81.... 83

5-2-1 5-2-2

.... 84

.... 84.... 85

.... 87
GA-EP43-UD3L -1 -1 IDE -1 SATA 3Gb/s I/O

GA-EP43-US3L -1

( USB 2.0 SATA ( (
12CF1-1FD001-7*R) ( ( (S/PDIF )( 12CR1-1UB030-5*R) 12CF1-2SERPW-0*R) 12CR1-1SPDIN-0*R) 12CF1-1CM001-3*R) 12CF1-1LP001-0*R)

GA-EP43-UD3L/US3L

KB_MS R_SPDIF COAXIAL R_USB_1 LGA775 ATX_12V

CPU_FAN PWR_FAN

PHASE LED

R_USB_2

R_USB_3

USB_LAN

SYS_FAN1

F_AUDIO

Intel P43

PCIEX1_1

RTL8111C

DDR2_1

PCIEX1_2

FDD DDR2_2 DDR2_3

PCIEX16

CODEC SPDIF_O

SPDIF_I
PCIEX1_3 B_BIOS PCIEX1_4 M_BIOS Intel ICH10 BATTERY
SATA2_4 SATA2_1 SATA2_3 SATA2_0

CLR_CMOS

JMicron 368 IDE

SATA2_5 SATA2_2

IT8718
PCI2 F_USB1 CI COMA LPT F_USB2 PWR_LED F_PANEL
"*" GA-EP43-UD3L GA-EP43-UD3L GA-EP43-US3L -7-

DDR2_4

SYS_FAN2

1 PCI Express x16

LGA775 Processor
CPU CLK+/(400(O.C.)/333/266/200 MHz)
PCIe CLK (100 MHz) PCI Express x16
Host Interface DDR2 1200/1066/ 800/667 MHz Dual Channel Memory MCH CLK (400(O.C.)/333/266/200 MHz) Dual BIOS 6 SATA 3Gb/s
LAN 4 PCI Express x1 RJ45 RTL 8111C x1 x1 x1 x1 x1

PCIe CLK (100 MHz)

PCI Express Bus ATA-133/100/66/ 33 IDE Channel JMicron 368 Intel ICH10

12 USB Ports

PCI Bus

LPC Bus IT8718 CODEC

Floppy LPT Port COM Port

PS/2 KB/Mouse

Surround Speaker Out Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out Side Speaker Out SPDIF In SPDIF Out MIC Line-Out Line-In

2 PCI PCI CLK (33 MHz)


(CPU) LGA775 Intel Core 2 Extreme / Intel Core 2 Duo Intel Core 2 Quad / Intel Celeron Intel Pentium ( ) L2 CPU 1600(O.C.)/1333/1066/800 MHz Intel P43 Intel ICH1.8V DDR2 DIMM 16 GB (

(FSB)

DDR2 1200/1066/800/667 MHz ( Realtek ALC888 High Definition Audio 2 / 4 / 5.1 / 7.1 S/PDIF / CD 1 Realtek 8111C 1 PCI Express x16 (PCI Express xPCI Express xPCI 6 )
(10/100/1000 Mbit) x16 PCI Express 2.0)
SATA 3Gb/s 6 SATA 3Gb/s JMicron IDE ATA-133/100/66/33 IDE iTE ITUSB 2.0/1.1 USB (8 ) 4
"*" GA-EP43-UD3L GA-EP43-UD3L/US3L - 10 -

I/O

24-pin ATX 4-pin ATX 12V IDE SATA 3Gb/s CPU
S/PDIF S/PDIF USB 2.0/1.1
PS/2 PS/2 S/PDIF S/PDIF USB 2.0/1.1 RJ-45 ( / iTE IT8718

CPU/ CPU/ CPU CPU/ CPU/

GA-EP43-UD3L - 11 -

8 Mbit flash AWARD BIOS DualBIOSTM PnP 1.0a DMI 2.0 SM BIOS 2.4 ACPI 1.0b @BIOS Q-Flash Virtual Dual BIOS Download Center Xpress Install Xpress Recovery2 EasyTune ( ) (DES Advanced) Time Repair Q-Share Norton Internet Security (OEM ) Microsoft Windows Vista/XP ATX 30.5 x 21.0

TXP TXN RXN RXP

SATA 3Gb/s SATA

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9) PWR_LED (

(S1) (S3/S4) (S5)

MPD+ MPDMPD-

S0 S1 S3/S4/S5

10) F_AUDIO (
HD (High Definition ) AC'97
AC'97 MIC2_L MIC2_R -ACZ_DET LINE2_R FAUDIO_JD LINE2_L Line Out (L) Line Out (R) MIC MIC

HD 2/4/5.1/7.1 - 25 -

HD 2/4/5.1/7.1

11) F_PANEL (

MSG+ MSGPW+ PW-

SPEAK+

RES+ NC HD-

SPEAK-

) (S1) (S3/S4) (S5)

PW ( ) SPEAK

) BIOS ( ) BIOS Power Management Setup

) (Reset)

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12) CD_IN (

13) SPDIF_I (S/PDIF

3 SPDIFI

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14) SPDIF_O (S/PDIF

S/PDIF HDMI

SPDIFO

15) F_USB1 / F_USB2 (USB

USB 2.0/1.1 USB USB

(5V) (5V) USB DXUSB DYUSB DX+ USB DY+

2x5-pin USB

IEEE USB

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16) LPT (
STBAFDPD0 ERRPD1 INITPD2 SLINPD3 PD4 PD5
26 SLCT BUSY PE PD7 ACKPD6

17) COMA (

NDCD NSIN NSOUT NDTR NDSR NRTS NCTS NRI -

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18) CI (

19) CLR_CMOS (

CMOS CMOS (

BIOS )

CMOS CMOS BIOS ( BIOS (Load Optimized Defaults) )

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20) BATTERY (

CMOS ( CMOS BIOS )

CMOS 1. 2. ) 3. 4. (

21) PHASE LED (

CPU (DES Advanced) CPU

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BIOS (Basic Input and Output System Self-Test) BIOS ) (POST BIOS CMOS Power-On
BIOS BIOS <Ctrl> + <F1> BIOS BIOS Windows @BIOS

BIOS BIOS

POST BIOS

<Delete>

Q-Flash @BIOS

BIOS BIOS BIOS BIOS BIOS

Q-Flash

BIOS BIOS BIOS

BIOS CMOS ( CMOS BIOS Load Optimized Defaults CLR_CMOS )

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A. LOGO ( )

B. POST

Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally Copyright (C) 1984-2008, Award Software, Inc. EP43-UD3L E3c. <DEL>: BIOS Setup <F9>: XpressRecovery2 <F12>: Boot Menu <End>: Qflash 11/27/2008-P43-ICH10-7A69PG0FC-00
<TAB> POST SCREEN <Tab> POST Full Screen LOGO Show <DEL>: BIOS SETUP\Q-FLASH <Delete> BIOS <F9> XPRESS RECOVERY2 Xpress Recovery2 Xpress Recovery2 Xpress Recovery2 <F12> BOOT MENU Boot Menu BIOS < >

<F9>

< > <Enter> <Esc> BIOS Boot Menu

<End>

Q-FLASH <End>

BIOS - 34 -

BIOS <Enter>

GA-EP43-UD3L E3c)

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving
Change CPU's Clock & Voltage
< <Enter> <Esc> <Page Up> <Page Down> <F1> <F2> <F5> <F6> <F7> <F8> <F9> <F10> <F11> <F12> BIOS >
( ( ( Q-Flash BIOS CMOS CMOS

(Item Help) ) ) )

<F1> (General Help) (Item Help) + <F1> BIOS Load Optimized Defaults BIOS BIOS <Esc> <Ctrl>

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<F11>

<F12>

Save CMOS to BIOS

CMOS (Profile) (

BIOS (Profile 1-8) <SPACE> <Enter> Load CMOS from BIOS BIOS BIOS

CMOS <Enter>

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) (

/ CMOS )

Standard CMOS Features (

Advanced BIOS Features (

Integrated Peripherals (
Power Management Setup ( PnP/PCI Configurations (

PnP PCI

) PCI ) ) )
PC Health Status ( Load Fail-Safe Defaults (
Load Optimized Defaults (
Set Supervisor Password (

Set User Password (

Save & Exit Setup (

CMOS BIOS BIOS

<Y> <F10>

Exit Without Saving (

<Esc>

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MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) (
Robust Graphics Booster CPU Clock Ratio ( ) Fine CPU Clock Ratio ( CPU Frequency [Auto] [10 X] [+0.5] 2.66GHz(266x10)

Item Help Menu Level

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)
******** Clock Chip Control ******** >>>>> Standard Clock Control CPU Host Clock Control x CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) C.I.A. 2 >>>>> Advanced Clock Control Advanced Clock Control

PCI Express Frequency (Mhz) (PCI Express
Auto PCI Express BIOS PCI Express
90 MHz 100 MHz ( 150 MHz Auto) C.I.A.2

C.I.A.2 (

C.I.A.2 CPU Disabled Cruise Sports Racing Turbo Full Thrust CPU

( CPU CPU CPU CPU CPU

) 5% 7% 9% 15% 17% 7% CPU 9% CPU 11% CPU 17% CPU 19% CPU
>>>>> Advanced Clock Control

Advanced Clock Control

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Advanced Clock Control CPU Clock Drive PCI Express Clock Drive CPU Clock Skew MCH Clock Skew [800mV] [800mV] [0ps] [0ps] Item Help Menu Level

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CPU Clock Drive
700mV CPU/ 800mV ( PCI Express/ 800mV ( ) 900mV 1000mV

PCI Express Clock Drive

700mV ) 900mV 1000mV

CPU Clock Skew

CPU 0ps~750ps ( 0ps) CPU 0ps) ********

MCH Clock Skew

0ps~750ps ******** (

DRAM Performance Control

Performance Enhance (
Standard Turbo Extreme BIOS Disabled Profile1 Profile2
Extreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) (

(G)MCH Frequency Latch

Auto ( ) 200MHz 266MHz 333MHz 400MHz FSB CPU BIOS
System Memory Multiplier (
(G)MCH Frequency Latch ( Auto)

Auto SPD

Memory Frequency (Mhz) (

CPU Host Frequency (Mhz)

System Memory Multiplier
DRAM Timing Selectable (SPD)
Manual Auto ( ) Manual Standard Timing Control Auto ( ) 3~7

>>>>>

CAS Latency Time

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Auto ( ) ) ) 1~15 1~15 1~63
Auto ( >>>>>

Advanced Timing Control

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Advanced Timing Control x x x x x x tRRD tWTR tWR tRFC tRTP Command Rate (CMD) Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Item Help Menu Level
>>>>> Channel A Channel A Timing Settings Channel A Driving Settings >>>>> Channel B Channel B Timing Settings Channel B Driving Settings
[Press Enter] [Press Enter]
Auto ( ) ) ) ) ) ) 1~15 1~31 1~31 1~255 1~15 1~3

Command Rate(CMD)

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>>>>> Channel A/B
Channel A/B Timing Settings
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Channel A Timing Settings x x x x x x x x x Static tRead Value tRD Phase0 Adjustment tRD Phase1 Adjustment tRD Phase2 Adjustment tRD Phase3 Adjustment Trd2rd(Different Rank) Twr2wr(Different Rank) Twr2rd(Different Rank) Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank) 8 Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Item Help Menu Level

x DIMM1 Clock Skew Control x DIMM2 Clock Skew Control x DDR Write Training

Static tRead Value

Auto ( ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 1~15 0-Normal 0-Normal 0-Normal 0-Normal 1~15 1~15 1~15 1~15 +800ps~-700ps +800ps~-700ps 1-Advanced 1-Advanced 1-Advanced 1-Advanced

tRD Phase0 Adjustment

tRD Phase1 Adjustment

tRD Phase2 Adjustment

tRD Phase3 Adjustment

Trd2rd(Different Rank)

Twr2wr(Different Rank)

Twr2rd(Different Rank)

Trd2wr(Same/Diff Rank)

Auto ( Auto ( Auto (

DIMM1 Clock Skew Control DIMM2 Clock Skew Control

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DDR Write Training
Auto Disabled Enabled BIOS ( )
Channel A/B Driving Settings
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Channel A Driving Settings x Driving Strength Profile x x x x x x x x Data Driving Pull-Up Level Cmd Driving Pull-Up Level Ctrl Driving Pull-Up Level Clk Driving Pull-Up Level Data Driving Pull-Down Level Cmd Driving Pull-Down Level Ctrl Driving Pull-Down Level Clk Driving Pull-Down Level Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Auto Item Help Menu Level

Driving Strength Profile

Auto ( Auto ( Auto ( Auto ( Auto ( Auto ( Auto ( Auto ( Auto ( ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 667MHz +8~-7 +8~-7 +8~-7 +8~-7 +8~-7 +8~-7 +8~-7 +8~-7 800MHz 1066MHz OC-1200 OC-1333
Data Driving Pull-Up Level Cmd Driving Pull-Up Level Ctrl Driving Pull-Up Level Clk Driving Pull-Up Level Data Driving Pull-Down Level Cmd Driving Pull-Down Level Ctrl Driving Pull-Down Level Clk Driving Pull-Down Level

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******** Mother Board Voltage Control >>> CPU

********

CPU Vcore

CPU Termination

CPU Reference
Auto >>> MCH/ICH

MCH Core

ICH I/O

Auto >>> DRAM

DRAM Voltage

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Standard CMOS Features (
Date (mm:dd:yy) Time (hh:mm:ss)
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Thu, Nov 18:25:04 [None] [None] [None] [None] [None] [None] [None] [None] [1.44M, 3.5"] [Disabled] [All, But Keyboard] 640K 510M +/-/PU/PD: Value F6: Fail-Safe Default F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F7: Optimized Defaults

IDE Channel 0 Master IDE Channel 0 Slave IDE Channel 1 Master IDE Channel 1 Slave IDE Channel 2 Master IDE Channel 3 Master IDE Channel 4 Master IDE Channel 4 Slave Drive A Floppy 3 Mode Support Halt On Base Memory Extended Memory
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Total Memory 512M Item Help Menu Level
+/-/PU/PD: Value F6: Fail-Safe Default

Date (mm:dd:yy) (

( )/ / /

Time (hh:mm:ss) (

IDE Channel 0/1 Master/Slave (
IDE HDD Auto-Detection IDE Channel 0/1 Master/Slave <Enter> IDE/SATA

IDE/SATA

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Auto None Manual Access Mode

POST IDE/SATA

IDE/SATA None ) CHS Auto (

Access Mode (

)/CHS/LBA/Large
IDE Channel 2/3 Master, 4 Master/Slave ( IDE/SATA )
IDE Auto-Detection Extended IDE Drive Auto None Access Mode ( ) Capacity Cylinder Head Precomp Landing Zone Sector <Enter> IDE/SATA BIOS POST IDE/SATA IDE/SATA IDE/SATA None Large/Auto ( Auto) ( )

(Precompensation)

Drive A (
360K, 5.25" 1.2M, 5.25" 720K, 3.5" None 1.44M, 3.5" 2.88M, 3.5"

Floppy 3 Mode Support (

( ) Drive A ( POST No Errors All Errors All, But Keyboard All, But Diskette All, But Disk/Key A

3 Mode

3 Mode 3 Mode )

Disabled

Halt On (

Memory (

640 KB MS-DOS
BIOS POST (Power On Self Test) Base Memory PC Extended Memory Total Memory

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Advanced BIOS Features (
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Advanced BIOS Features Hard Disk Boot Priority First Boot Device Second Boot Device Third Boot Device Password Check HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability CPU Multi-Threading ( ) Limit CPUID Max. to 3 ( ) No-Execute Memory Protect ( ) CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) ( ) C2/C2E State Support ( ) x C4/C4E State Support ( ) CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) ( CPU EIST Function ( ) Virtualization Technology ( ) Delay For HDD (Secs) Full Screen LOGO Show Init Display First : Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values [Press Enter] [Floppy] [Hard Disk] [CDROM] [Setup] [Disabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] Disabled [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [0] [Enabled] [PCI] +/-/PU/PD: Value F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F10: Save

Hard Disk Boot Priority (
<Enter> <PageUp>
< > < > <->/<PageDown> <+>/ <Esc>
First / Second / Third Boot Device (
<Enter> Floppy LS120 Hard Disk CDROM ZIP USB-FDD USB-ZIP USB-CDROM USB-HDD Legacy LAN Disabled

< > <

ZIP USB USB ZIP USB USB

Password Check (

BIOS BIOS Set Supervisor/ ( BIOS Intel CPU )
User Password Setup System ( ) Intel

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HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability (

S.M.A.R.T. ( Disabled)

CPU Multi-Threading (
Intel CPU Enabled Disabled CPU CPU ( )

Limit CPUID Max. to 3 (

Windows X P Windows NT 4.0

CPUID Disabled Enabled

Disabled)
No-Execute Memory Protect (Intel
Intel Execute Disable Bit (buffer overflow) ( Enabled) CPU
CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) (Intel C1E
Intel CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) ( CPU Enabled)

C2/C2E State Support (

C2/C2E ( Disabled)

C4/C4E State Support

C2/C2E State Support C4/C4E C2/C2E
CPU Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) (Intel TM2
Intel Thermal Monitor 2 (TM2) (CPU CPU (

) Enabled) EIST

CPU EIST Function (Intel EIST
Enhanced Intel Speed Step (EIST) CPU Enabled)
Virtualization Technology (Intel
Intel Virtualization Technology ( ( Enabled)

Intel

) Intel - 48 -

Intel CPU

Delay for HDD (Secs) ( Full Screen LOGO Show (

POST (

0~15 ( 0)

Logo Enabled) Disabled

Init Display First (

PCI PEG

PCI PCI PCI Express ( PCI Express )

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Integrated Peripherals (
[Disabled] [Disabled] [Auto] [Enabled] [Disbabled] [Press Enter] [Disabled] [Enabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [378/IRQ7] [SPP] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Enabled]
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software Integrated Peripherals SATA AHCI Mode SATA Port0-3 Native Mode Azalia Codec Onboard H/W LAN Green LAN SMART LAN Onboard LAN Boot ROM Onboard IDE Controller Onboard Serial Port 1 Onboard Parallel Port Parallel Port Mode USB 1.0 Controller USB 2.0 Controller USB Keyboard Function USB Mouse Function USB Storage Function

SATA AHCI Mode (Intel ICH10

Disabled AHCI

SATA SATA AHCI PATA
Intel ICH10 SATA AHCI ( ) SATA AHCI Native Command Queuing
AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) Serial ATA (Hot Plug)
SATA Port0-3 Native Mode ( SATA

SATA Disabled

Native IDE
( ) IRQ Disabled Native IDE Enabled

Enabled

SATA Legacy IDE Legacy IDE Native IDE SATA Native IDE

Azalia Codec (

( Auto) Disabled Enabled) Disabled

Onboard H/W LAN (

Green LAN

Enabled ( Disabled)

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SMART LAN (

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software SMART LAN
Start detecting at Port.. Part1-2 Status = Open Part3-6 Status = Open Part4-5 Status = Open Part7-8 Status = Open

/ / / /

Length Length Length Length

= = = =

0m 0m 0m 0m
Status 0m Gigabit hub 10/100 Mbps hub

Length

Start detecting at Port.. Link Detected --> 100Mbps Cable Length= 30m
Link Detected Cable Length
hub 10m length less than 10M MS-DOS 10/100 Mbps LAN Boot ROM Gigabit hub 10/100/ Cable

Windows 1000 Mbps

Status =

Short 2m

Part1-2 Status = Short / Length Part 1-10/100 Mbps Open

Status

Part 4-5 Length

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Onboard LAN Boot ROM (

( Disabled)

Boot ROM
Onboard IDE Controller (JMicron 368

JMicron 368 ( Enabled)

Onboard Serial Port 1 (
Auto 2E8/IRQ3 BIOS Auto Disabled
Disabled BIOS 2F8/IRQ3 3E8/IRQ4

3F8/IRQ4 (

Onboard Parallel Port (
Disabled 3BC/IRQ7 BIOS Disabled

378/IRQ7 ( ) 278/IRQ5

Parallel Port Mode (

SPP EPP ECP ECP+EPP

( EPP (Enhanced Parallel Port) ECP (Extended Capabilities Port) EPP ECP )

USB 1.0 Controller (

USB ( Enabled)

USB 2.0 Controller (

USB 2.0 USB USB

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software PC Health Status

Reset Case Open Status (

Disabled Enabled

Case Opened (

Yes Reset Case Open Status
Current Voltage(V) Vcore / DDR18V / +3.3V / +12V ( Current System/CPU Temperature (
Current CPU/SYSTEM/POWER FAN Speed (RPM) (

CPU/ /

CPU Warning Temperature (CPU

CPU CPU 70 o C / 158 o F

Disabled ( 80 o C / 176o F 90 oC / 194 o F CPU

60 oC / 140 o F

CPU/SYSTEM/POWER FAN Fail Warning (CPU /

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CPU Smart FAN Control (CPU
CPU Auto Disabled Enabled BIOS CPU CPU EasyTune

( CPU )

CPU Smart FAN Mode (CPU
CPU Smart FAN Control Auto Voltage PWM 3-pin CPU CPU CPU

Enabled Auto

3-pin 4-pin 4-pin CPU 4-pin CPU
Voltage PWM Voltage Intel PWM

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2-10 Load Fail-Safe Defaults (
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Load Fail-Safe DefaultsSave & Exit Setup (Y/N)? N Exit Without Saving

Load Fail-Safe Defaults

<Enter>

<Y>

2-11 Load Optimized Defaults (
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)? N Setup Save & Exit Exit Without Saving

Load Optimized Defaults

<Enter> BIOS CMOS

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2-12 Set Supervisor/User Password (
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup Password: Enter PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving
Change/Set/Disable Password
<Enter> BIOS Supervisor ( Setup )
Advanced BIOS Features BIOS System

Password Check BIOS

User (
) Advanced BIOS Features System BIOS Password Check

<Enter> BIOS

<Enter> BIOS PASSWORD DISABLED

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2-13 Save & Exit Setup (
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Save to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)? Y Password Set User Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving

Save Data to CMOS

<Enter> <N>

<Y> <Esc>

2-14 Exit Without Saving (
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Quit Without Saving (Y/N)? N Password Set User Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving

Abandon all Data

<Enter> <Y> <N> <Esc>

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( ( Run.exe) Windows XP )
Xpress Install Xpress Install

Xpress Install

Xpress Install )

( Xpress Install

Windows XP vice Pack 1 " (
USB 2.0 " "?" USB 2.0 ( )
Windows XP Ser\ " ")

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Download Center
BIOS BIOS Download Center

- 64 -

Xpress Recovery2
Xpress Recovery2 NTFS PATA SATA FAT32 FAT16
Xpress Recovery2 Xpress Recovery2 ( ) Intel 512 MB VESA Windows XP SP1( 10 GB
Windows Vista Xpress Recovery2 Xpress Recovery2 Xpress Recovery

Xpress Recovery

USB RAID/AHCI

Windows Vista

( (*) port2. port0 SATA port1
) PATA IDE1/IDE2. PATA IDE1 SATA port0 - 65 SATA port0/port1/ PATA IDE1 SATA SATA port0

( 10 GB )

Xpress Recovery2 Xpress Recovery2
Xpress Recovery2 any key to startup XpressRocovery2 Xpress Recovery2 BIOS POST <F9> (Backup) Press Xpress Recovery2 Xpress Recovery2

C. Xpress Recovery2

BACKUP

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D. Xpress Recovery2

(Restore)

RESTORE

E. Xpress Recovery2

(Remove)

Xpress Recovery2 REMOVE

REBOOT

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BIOS DOS Q-Flash T M BIOS BIOS DualBIOS T M BIOS BIOS (Backup BIOS) BIOS BIOS BIOS(Main BIOS) BIOS BIOS @BIOS T M

D u a l B I O S TM

Q-Flash T M Q-Flash BIOS Windows Q-Flash BIOS BIOS @ B I O S TM @BIOS @BIOS BIOS

BIOS BIOS Q-Flash

Windows BIOS

1. 2. USB 3. POST

BIOS ( ) BIOS <End> BIOS
BIOS EP43UD3L.F1) FAT32/16/12 Q-Flash ( Q-Flash Q-Flash IDE/SATA )

BIOS ( USB

POST <End> BIOS Setup RAID/AHCI POST <End>

<F8>

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BIOS Update BIOS from Drive BIOS BIOS FAT32/16/12 RAID/AHCI POST <Enter>
Q-Flash Q-Flash <Enter> Save BIOS to Drive IDE/SATA Q-Flash

Floppy A

Q-Flash Utility v2.08 Flash Type/Size..SST 25VF080B
Enter : Run A Floppy HDD 0-0
Keep DMI Data Enable Update BIOS from Drive Save BIOSfound 0 file(s) to Drive :Move ESC:Reset <Drive> F10:Power Off <Drive>

Total size : 0

Free size : 0

to update BIOS?"

BIOS <Enter> BIOS BIOS
"Are you sure BIOS BIOS /USB
Q-Flash Utility v2.08 Flash Type/Size..SST 25VF080B Keep DMI Data Enable Update BIOS from Drive !! Copy BIOS completed - Pass !! Save BIOS to Drive Please press any key to continue :Move ESC:Reset 1M

Enter : Run

F10:Power Off

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<Esc> POST

POST Defaults

<Delete> BIOS <Enter> BIOS BIOS

Load Optimized BIOS BIOS

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2008 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status : Select Item F10: Save & Exit Setup Load Optimized Defaults Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)? Y& Exit Setup Save Exit Without Saving

ESC: Quit F8: Q-Flash

F11: Save CMOS to BIOS F12: Load CMOS from BIOS
Save & Exit Setup BIOS

C M OS BIOS

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1. 2. Windows BIOS

BIOS ( BIOS )
G.O.M.(GIGABYTE Online Management) BIOS BIOS

B. @BIOS

BIOS Update BIOS from GIGABYTE Server BIOS @BIOS BIOS BIOS BIOS
BIOS Update BIOS from File BIOS BIOS Save Current BIOS to File BIOS Load CMOS default after BIOS update BIOS

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E a s y T u n e TM 6 EasyTune 6 EasyTune 6 CPU
CPU Memory Tuner Quick Boost Mode

CPU Quick Boost Mode

/ Default
Easy Mode CPU Advance Mode / Save Load Easy Mode / Advance Mode Default Graphics ATI C.I.A.2 CPU CPU

NVIDIA Smart CPU

Smart Fan Advance Mode HW Monitor / (.wav ( ) EasyTune 6 Quick Boost

DDRMHz(

CPU EasyTune 6

- 72 -

(DES Advanced)
(Dynamic Energy Saver Advanced) (

/ / / CPU CPU CPU CPU

( LED CPU ( ( 1)

- 73 -

( LED CPU ( ( 1)(

) ( ) )

( ( ( ( (
) CPU EIST Function ) ) 1 ) ) ( )

BIOS Enabled 2

CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E)

99999999 - 74 -

Q-Share

Q-Share Q-Share

\ \GIGABYTE\Q-Share.exe Q-Share
Connect. Enable Incoming Folder. Disable Incoming Folder. Open Incoming Folder : C:\Q-ShareFolder Change Incoming Folder : C:\Q-ShareFolder Update Q-Share. About Q-Share. Exit.

) - 75 -

Time Repair
(Volume Shadow Copy) SATA Windows Vista NTFS

Time Repair PATA

/ Copy Restore
ON OFF SCHEDULE CAPACITY TRIGGER ?

1 GB 64

300 MB

- 76 -

5-1-/ 4 / 5.1 / 7.1

2 / 4 / 5.1 / 7. 1

(High Definition Audio) Retasking
/ / HD (HD) 96KHz 192KHz / (DAC) (Multi-Streaming) MP3 44.1KHz 48KHz

( Windows Vista )

)2 / 4 / 5.1 / 7.4 5.1 7.1

/ / - 77 -

5.1 7.1

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5-1-2 S/PDIF

A. S/PDIF

(S/PDIF

(S/PDIF )

SPDIF_I 2. S/PDIF Digital Input

) S/PDIF - 79 -

B. S/PDIF
S/PDIF S/PDIF 2. S/PDIF Digital Output

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1. 2. 3. ( [ [ ( ) ] ].wav)

- 83 -

\ Q A BIOS BIOS BIOS Q A / / <Ctrl> + <F1> BIOS POST <Delete> \

CMOS Clear CMOS

(CLR_CMOS) CMOS

CLR_CMOS CMOS

CMOS ( )
<Delete> BIOS Optimized Defaults) BIOS
Load Fail-Safe Defaults BIOS BIOS (

Save & Exit Setup )

Q A 1 1

Award BIOS CMOS 3 9

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CPU CPU_FAN

POST <Delete> BIOS Load Optimized Defaults Fail-Safe Defaults & Exit Setup

 

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