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Copyright 1997 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All Rights Reserved.
Product Name: Manual Revision: Release Date:

ASUS TXP4 1.00 May 1997

ASUS TXP4 Users Manual

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CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION... 7 How this Manual is Organized... 7 Item Checklist.... 7 II. FEATURES... 8 Features of the ASUS TXP4 Motherboard.. 8 Introduction to ASUS TXP4 Series of Motherboards. 9 The ASUS TXP4 Motherboard... 11 III. INSTALLATION... 12 ASUS TXP4 Motherboard Layout.. Installation Steps... 1. Jumpers... Jumper Settings... Compatible Cyrix CPU Identification.. 2. System Memory (SIMM & DIMM).. SIMM Installation... DIMM Installation... 3. Central Processing Unit (CPU).. 4. Expansion Cards... Expansion Card Installation Procedure.. Assigning IRQs for Expansion Cards.. Assigning DMA Channels for ISA Cards.. 5. External Connectors... Power Connection Procedures... 31

II. FEATURES (ASUS TXP4) 8
Introduction to ASUS TXP4 Series of Motherboards
Performance SDRAM Optimized Performance: The ASUS TXP4 series of motherboards support the new generation memorySynchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM)which increases the data transfer rate from 264MB/s max using EDO memory to 528MB/s max. Double the IDE Transfer Speed: ASUS TXP4 series of motherboards with Intel 430TX PCIset improves IDE transfer rate using Bus Master UltraDMA/33 IDE, which can handle data transfers up to 33MB/s. This new technology is compatible with existing ATA-2 IDE specifications so there is no need to upgrade current hard disk drives or cables. Concurrent PCI: Concurrent PCI allows multiple PCI transfers from PCI master busses to memory to CPU. ACPI Ready: ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) is also implemented on all ASUS 430TX series of motherboards. ACPI provides more Energy Saving Features for future operating systems (OS) supporting OS Direct Power Management (OSPM) functionality. With these features implemented in the OS, PCs can be ready around-the-clock, yet satisfy all the energy saving standards. To fully utilize the benefits of ACPI, an ACPI-supported OS, such as the successor to Windows 95, must be used. PC 97 Compliant: Both the BIOS and hardware levels of ASUS TXP4 series of motherboards meet PC 97 compliancy. The new PC 97 requirements for systems and components are based on the following high-level goals: support for Plug and Play compatibility and power management for configuring and managing all system components, and 32-bit device drivers and installation procedures for both Windows 95 and Windows NT.
II. FEATURES (TXP4 Series)
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The ASUS TXP4 Motherboard
USB, PS/2 Mouse, Infrared Super Multi I/O 3 PCI Slots 2 ISA Slots 1 ISA/PCI Shared Slot
Serial, Parallel, Floppy Keyboard
AT Power Connector ATX Power Connector IDE Connectors 4 SIMM Sockets
2 DIMM Sockets Programmable Flash ROM Intels 430TX PCIset CPU ZIF Socket 7
Switching Voltage Regulators
512KB Pipelined Burst L2 Cache

II. FEATURES (ASUS TXP4)

Row 2 3
DIMM Socket 2 (64-bit, 168-pin module) DIMM Socket 1 (64-bit, 168-pin module)

Keyboard

FS2 FS1 FS0
SIMM Socket 4 (32-bit, 72-pin module)

Parallel Port

Clock Freq
SIMM Socket 3 (32-bit, 72-pin module)

Floppy Drives

III. INSTALLATION
SIMM Socket 1 (32-bit, 72-pin module)
AT Power Input ATX Power Input

Serial Ports

ASUS TXP4 Motherboard Layout

USB, PS/2 Mouse, IrDA

Dual Plane Single Plane

K6-266 (2.0Volts)

P55C/MX (2.8Volts) P54C/CS/K5 (3.4V) (STD)
K6-166/200 K6-233 (2.9Volts) (3.2Volts) P54C/CS/6x86 (3.5V) (VRE)
CPU Vcore Voltage Selection
4. CPU External Frequency (BUS) Selection (FS0, FS1, FS2) These jumpers tell the clock generator what frequency to send to the CPU. These allow the selection of the CPUs external frequency (or BUS Clock). The BUS Clock multiplied by the BUS Ratio equals the CPUs internal frequency (the advertised CPU speed). 5. CPU to BUS Frequency Ratio (BF0, BF1) These jumpers set the frequency ratio between the internal frequency of the CPU and the external frequency (called the BUS Clock) within the CPU. These must be set together with the jumpers for CPU External (BUS) Frequency Selection.
BF1 BF0 BF1 BF0 BF1 BF0 BF1 BF0
3 P54C/K5 P55C/K6/MX IBM/Cyrix 6x86 1.5x(3/2) 3.5X(7/2) 3.0x(3/1)
3 2.5x(5/2) 2.5x(5/2) 1.0x(1/1)
2.0x(2/1) 2.0x(2/1) 2.0x(2/1)
3 3.0x(3/1) 3.0x(3/1) 4.0x(4/1)
CPU : BUS Frequency Ratio
FS2 FS1 FS0 FS2 FS1 FS0 FS2 FS1 FS0 FS2 FS1 FS0

Complete Names:

Intel Pentium P54C, P55C-MMX AMD K5, K6 IBM/Cyrix 6x86, 6x86MX

3 50MHz 55MHz

3 60MHz

3 66MHz

3 75MHz
CPU External Clock (BUS) Frequency Selection
Set the jumpers according to the internal speed of your processor as follows:
(BUS Freq.) CPU Model Intel Pentium Intel Pentium Intel Pentium Intel Pentium Intel Pentium Intel Pentium Intel Pentium Intel Pentium Intel Pentium Intel Pentium AMD-K6-PR233 AMD-K6-PR200 AMD-K6-PR166 AMD-K5-PR133 AMD-K5-PR120 AMD-K5-PR100 AMD-K5-PR90 AMD-K5-PR75 IBM/Cyrix 6x86MX-PR233 IBM/Cyrix 6x86MX-PR200 IBM/Cyrix 6x86MX-PR166 *IBM/Cyrix 6x86-PR166+ Freq. 233MHz 200MHz 166MHz 150MHz 150MHz 133MHz 120MHz 100MHz 90MHz 75MHz 233MHz 200MHz 166MHz 100MHz 90MHz 100MHz 90MHz 75MHz 200MHz 166MHz 150MHz 133MHz Ratio 3.5x 3.0x 2.5x 2.5x 2.0x 2.0x 2.0x 1.5x 1.5x 1.5x 3.5x 3.0x 2.5x 1.5x 1.5x 1.5x 1.5x 1.5x 3.0x 2.5x 2.5x 2.0x BUS Freq. 66MHz 66MHz 66MHz 60MHz 75MHz 66MHz 60MHz 66MHz 60MHz 50MHz 66MHz 66MHz 66MHz 66MHz 60MHz 66MHz 60MHz 50MHz 66MHz 66MHz 60MHz 66MHz FS0 [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [1-2] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] FS1 [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] FS2 [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] (Freq. Ratio) BF0 [1-2] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] BF1 [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2]
[2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3]
[1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2]
[2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3]

[1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2]
*NOTE: Only IBM or Cyrix Rev 2.7 or later is supported on this motherboard (see next page). Bootup screen will show 6x86-P166+ with the Cyrix PR166+ installed on this motherboard.
2. System Memory (SIMM & DIMM)
This motherboard supports four 72-pin, 32-bit SIMMs (Single Inline Memory Modules) of 4, 8, 16, 32, or 64MB to form a memory size between 8MB to 256MB. The SIMMs can be either 60ns or 70ns Fast Page Mode (FPM) (Asymmetric or Symmetric), or Enhanced Data Out (EDO) (BEDO & Parity are not supported). SIMMs must be installed in pairs so that each Row (refer to motherboard layout for Row locations) contains 64-bits of the same size and type of memory chips. One side (with memory chips) of the SIMM module takes up half a Row on the motherboard. Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMMs) can be used when the SIMM sockets are not used. Two sockets are available for 3.3-volt (power level) unbuffered Synchronous DRAMs (SDRAM) or EDO DRAM of either 8, 16, 32, 64, or 128MB to form a memory size between 8MB and 256MB. One side (with memory chips) of the DIMM module takes up one Row on the motherboard. IMPORTANT: Memory speed is set up through Auto Configuration in the BIOS Chipset Setup of the BIOS SOFTWARE. If both 60ns and 70ns memory are used, set Auto Configuration to 70ns. Do not use memory modules with more than 24 chips per module. Modules with more than 24 chips exceed the design specifications of the memory subsystem and will be unstable.
Memory Socket SIMM Sockets 1&2 (Rows 0 & 1) SIMM Sockets 3&4 (Rows 2 & 3) SIMM Memory Module 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB 72-pin FPM or EDO SIMM (DIMM Sockets must be empty) 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB 72-pin FPM or EDO SIMM (DIMM Sockets must be empty) Total System Memory (Max 256MB) x2 Total Memory
III. INSTALLATION (System Memory) 18
WARNING! DO NOT install both SIMMs and DIMMs at the same time or else you will burn the memory chips. Mixing SIMMs and DIMMs require 5.0-volt (signal level) tolerant memory chips, which are currently unavailable.
Memory Socket DIMM Socket 1 (Rows 0 & 1) DIMM Socket 2 (Rows 2 & 3) DIMM Memory Module 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB 168-pin SDRAM or EDO DIMM (SIMM Sockets must be empty) 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB 168-pin SDRAM or EDO DIMM (SIMM Sockets must be empty) Total System Memory (Max 256MB) x1 Total Memory

SIMM Installation

1. The SIMM memory modules will fit in only one orientation as shown because the plastic safety tab on one end of the SIMM sockets requires the notched end of the SIMM memory modules.

Notched End

72-Pin SIMM Sockets
2. Press the memory module firmly into place starting from a 45-degree angle, making sure that all the contacts are aligned with the socket. 3. With your fingertips, rock the memory module into a vertical position so that it clicks into place. The plastic guides should go through the two mounting holes and the metal clips should snap.

Support Clip

72 Pin DRAM in SIMM Socket
Safety Tab (This Side Only)

Mounting Hole

To release the memory module, squeeze both metal clips outward and rock the module out of the metal clips
III. INSTALLATION (System Memory)

DIMM Installation

Insert the modules as shown. Because the number of pins are different on either side of the breaks, the modules will only fit in the orientation as shown. SIMM modules have the same pin contacts on both sides. DIMM modules are longer and have different pin contacts on each side and therefore have a higher pin density.

20 Pins

60 Pins

88 Pins

III. INSTALLATION (System Memory) 20

168-Pin DIMM Sockets

Use only 3.3-volt unbuffered DIMMs. The notch in the DIMM module will shift between left, center, or right to identify the type and also to prevent the wrong type of DIMM from being inserted into the DIMM socket (see illustration below). Four clock signals are supported on this motherboard. Ask your retailer for the specifications before purchasing memory modules.
168-Pin DIMM Notch Key Definitions (3.3V)
DRAM Key Position Unbuffered RFU Buffered
Voltage Key Position 5.0V 3.3V Reserved
3. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The TXP4 motherboard provides a 321-pin ZIF Socket 7 that is backward compatible with ZIF Socket 5 processors. The CPU that came with the motherboard should have a fan attached to it to prevent overheating. If this is not the case, then install a fan before you turn on your system. To install a processor, first turn off your system and remove its cover. Locate the ZIF socket and open it by first pulling the lever sideways away from the socket then upward to a 90-degree right angle. Insert the CPU with the correct orientation as shown. Use the notched corner of the CPU with the white dot as your guide. The white dot should point toward the end the of the lever. Notice that there is a blank area where one hole is missing from that corner of the square array of pin holes and a 1 printed on the motherboard next to that corner. Because the CPU has a corner pin for three of the four corners, the CPU will only fit in only one orientation as shown. The picture is for reference only; the CPU fan must cover the face of the processor. With the added weight of the fan, no force is required to insert the processor. Once the processor is completely inserted, hold down on the fan and close the sockets lever. IMPORTANT: You must set jumpers for CPU to BUS Frequency Ratio and jumpers for BUS Frequency Selection depending on the processor that you will install.

White Dot

Lever Lock
ZIF Socket 7 with Pentium Processor

III. INSTALLATION (CPU)

4. Expansion Cards
WARNING! Unplug your power supply when adding or removing expansion cards or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to both your motherboard and expansion cards.
First read your expansion card documentation for hardware and software settings that may be required to set up your specific card.
Expansion Card Installation Procedure
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Read the documentation for your expansion card. Set any necessary jumpers on your expansion card. Remove your computer systems cover. Remove the bracket on the slot you intend to use. Keep the bracket for possible future use. Carefully align the cards connectors and press firmly. Secure the card on the slot with the screw you removed in step 4. Replace the computer systems cover. Set up the BIOS if necessary (such as IRQ xx Used By ISA: Yes in PNP AND PCI SETUP) Install the necessary software drivers for your expansion card.
III. INSTALLATION (Expansion Cards) 22
Assigning IRQs for Expansion Cards
Some expansion cards need to use an IRQ to operate. Generally an IRQ must be exclusively assigned to one use. In a standard design there are 16 IRQs available but most of them are already in use, leaving 6 IRQs free for expansion cards.
Both ISA and PCI expansion cards may require to use IRQs. System IRQs are available to cards installed in the ISA expansion bus first, then any remaining IRQs are available to PCI cards. Currently, there are two types of ISA cards. The original ISA expansion card design, now referred to as legacy ISA cards, requires that you configure the cards jumpers manually and then install it in any available slot on the ISA bus. You may use Microsoft Diagnostics (MSD.EXE) utility located in the Windows directory to see a map of your used and free IRQs. If you use Windows 95, the Resources tab under Device Manager displays the resource settings being used by a particular device (to gain access, double-click the System icon under the Control Panel program). Ensure that no two devices share the same IRQs or your computer will experience problems when those two devices are in use at the same time. To simplify this process, the TXP4 motherboard complies with the Plug and Play (PnP) specification, which was developed to allow automatic system configuration whenever a PnP-compliant card is added to the system. For PnP cards, IRQs are assigned automatically from those available. If the system has both legacy and PnP ISA cards installed, IRQs are assigned to PnP cards from those not used by legacy cards. The PCI and PNP configuration section of the BIOS setup utility can be used to assign which IRQs are being used by legacy cards. For older legacy cards that do not work with the BIOS, you may contact your vendor for an ISA Configuration Utility. An IRQ number is automatically assigned to PCI expansion cards after those used by legacy and PnP ISA cards. In the PCI bus design, the BIOS automatically assigns an IRQ to a PCI slot that contains a card requiring an IRQ. To install a PCI card, you need to set the INT (interrupt) assignment. Since all the PCI slots on this motherboard use an INTA #, set the jumpers on your PCI cards to INT A.

Assigning DMA Channels for ISA Cards
Some ISA cards, both legacy and PnP, may also need to use a DMA (Direct Memory Access) channel. DMA assignments for this motherboard are handled the same way as the IRQ assignment process described earlier. You can select a DMA channel in the PCI and PnP configuration section of the BIOS Setup utility. IMPORTANT: To avoid conflicts, reserve the necessary IRQs and DMAs for legacy ISA cards (under PNP AND PCI SETUP of the BIOS SOFTWARE, choose Yes in IRQ xx Used By ISA and DMA x Used By ISA for those IRQs and DMAs you want to reserve).
III. INSTALLATION (DMA Channels)

5. External Connectors

WARNING! Some pins are used for connectors or power sources. These are clearly separated from jumpers as shown in the motherboard layout (page 12). Placing jumper caps over these pins will damage your motherboard. IMPORTANT: Connect ribbon cables such that the red stripe is on the pin 1 side of the connector. The four corners of the connectors are labeled on the motherboard. Pin 1 is the side closest to the power connector on hard and floppy disk drives. IDE ribbon cable must be less than 18in. (46cm), with the second drive connector no more than 6in. (15cm) from the first connector. 1. Keyboard Connector (5-pin female) This connector supports either a standard IBM-compatible, 101/102-key, or 104key keyboard (Windows 95-compatible).
III. INSTALLATION (Connectors) 24
Keyboard Connector (5-pin female)
This motherboard accepts an AT Keyboard Connector Plug as shown here.

Keyboard Connector

2. Floppy Disk Drive Connector (34-pin block ) This connector supports the provided floppy disk drive ribbon cable. After connecting the single end to the board, connect the two plugs on the other end to the floppy disk drives. (Pin 5 is removed to prevent inserting in the wrong orientation when using ribbon cables with pin 5 plugged).
Pin 1 Orient the red stripe to Pin 1
Floppy Disk Drive Connector
3. Parallel Port Connector (26 Pin Block) This connector supports the included parallel port ribbon cable with mounting bracket. Connect the ribbon cable to this connection and mount the bracket to the case on an open slot. You can make available the parallel port and choose the IRQ through the Onboard Parallel Port in Chipset Features of the BIOS SOFTWARE. (Pin 26 is removed to prevent inserting in the wrong orientation when using ribbon cables with pin 26 plugged).
Orient the red stripe to Pin 1 Pin 1
For the parallel port connector to be available, you must connect the included parallel (25-pin female) cable set to a free expansion slot opening. TIP: You may also remove the bracket connectors and mount them directly to the case to save expansion slot space.

IV. BIOS (Standard CMOS)

Hard Disk Drives This field records the specifications for all non-SCSI hard disk drives installed in your system. The onboard PCI IDE connectors provide Primary and Secondary channels for connecting up to four IDE hard disks or other IDE devices. Each channel can support up to two hard disks; the first of which is the master and the second is the slave.
The MODE entry is for IDE hard disks only, and can be ignored for MFM and ESDI drives. This entry provides three options: Normal, Large, LBA, or Auto (see below). Set MODE to the Normal for IDE hard disk drives smaller than 528MB; set it to LBA for drives over 528MB that support Logical Block Addressing (LBA) to allow larger IDE hard disks; set it to Large for drives over 528MB that do not support LBA. Large type of drive can only be used with MS-DOS and is very uncommon. Most IDE drives over 528MB support the LBA mode. Autodetection of Hard Disks on Bootup For each field, Primary Master, Primary Slave, Secondary Master, and Secondary Slave, you can select Auto under the TYPE and MODE fields. This will enable auto detection of your IDE disk drives during bootup. This will allow you to change your hard disks (with the power off) and then power on without having to reconfigure your hard disk type. If you use older hard disks that do not support this feature, then you must configure the hard disk in the standard method as described earlier using the User option. NOTE: After the IDE hard disk drive information has been entered into BIOS, new IDE hard disk drives must be partitioned (such as with FDISK) and then formatted before data can be read from and write on. Primary IDE hard disk drives must have its partition set to active (also possible with FDISK). NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading. IV. BIOS (Standard CMOS) 38 Drive A / Drive B (None) These fields record the types of floppy disk drives installed in your system. The available options for drives A and B are 360KB, 5.25 in.; 1.2MB, 5.25 in.; 720KB, 3.5 in.; 1.44MB, 3.5 in.; 2.88MB, 3.5 in.; None. To enter the configuration value for a particular drive, highlight its corresponding field and then select the drive type using the left or right arrow keys. Floppy 3 Mode Support (Disabled) This is the Japanese standard floppy drive. The standard stores 1.2MB in a 3.5-inch disk drive. This is normally disabled but you may choose from either Drive A, Drive B, Both, or Disabled. Video (EGA/VGA) Set this field to the type of video display card installed in your system. The options are EGA/VGA, CGA 40, CGA 80, and Mono (for Hercules or MDA). If you are using a VGA or any higher resolution card, choose EGA/VGA. Halt On (All Errors) This field determines which types of errors will cause the system to halt. Choose from either All Errors; No Errors; All, But Keyboard; All, But Diskette; or All, But Disk/Key.

BIOS Features Setup

BIOS Features Setup consists of configuration entries that allow you to improve your system performance, or let you set up some system features according to your preference. Some entries are required by the motherboards design to remain in their default settings.
NOTE: SETUP Defaults are noted in parenthesis next to each function heading.
Details of BIOS Features Setup
IV. BIOS (Standard CMOS) 39 Virus Warning (Disabled) This field protects the boot sector and partition table of your hard disk against accidental modifications. Any attempt to write to them will cause the system to halt and display a warning message. If this occurs, you can either allow the operation to continue or use a bootable virus-free floppy disk to reboot and investigate your system. This setting is recommended because of conflicts with new operating systems or some programs. Installation of these programs requires that you disable Virus Warning to prevent write errors. CPU Internal Cache (Enabled) Choose Disable to turn off the CPUs built-in level 1 cache. External Cache (Enabled) Choose Disable to turn off the CPUs external level 2 cache (Pentium Pro is built-in). Quick Power On Self Test (Enabled) This field speeds up the Power-On Self Test (POST) routine by skipping retesting a second, third, and forth time. Setup default setting for this field is Enabled. A complete test of the system is done on each test. HDD Sequence SCSI/IDE First (IDE) When using both SCSI and IDE hard disk drives, IDE is always the boot disk using drive letter C (default setting of IDE). This new feature allows a SCSI hard disk drive to be the boot disk when set to SCSI. This allows multiple operating systems to be used on both IDE and SCSI drives or the primary operating system to boot using a SCSI hard disk drive. ASUS TXP4 Users Manual
Boot Sequence (C,A) This field determines where the system looks first for an operating system. Options are C,A; A,CDROM,C; CDROM,C,A; D,A; E,A; F,A; A,C and C only; The setup default setting is to check first the hard disk and then the floppy disk drive; that is, C, A. Boot Up Floppy Seek (Disabled) When enabled, the BIOS will seek drive A one time. Floppy Disk Access Control (R/W) This allows protection of files from the computer system to be copied to floppy disk drives by allowing the setting of Read Only to only allow reads from the floppy disk drive but not writes. The setup default R/W allows both reads and writes. IDE HDD Block Mode Sectors (HDD MAX) This field enhances hard disk performance by making multi-sector transfers instead of one sector per transfer. Most IDE drives, except older versions, can utilize this feature. Selections are HDD MAX, Disabled, 2, 4, 8, 16, and 32. Security Option (System) This field determines when the system prompts for the password. The default setting is System, where the system prompts for the User Password every time you boot up. The other option is Setup, where the system always boots up, and prompts for the Supervisor Password only when the Setup utility is called up. You can specify a password by using the Supervisor Password or User Password option from the main screen as explained later in this section. PS/2 Mouse Function Control (Auto) The default of Auto allows the system to detect a PS/2 Mouse on bootup. If detected, IRQ12 will be used for the PS/2 Mouse. IRQ12 will be reserved for expansion cards if a PS/2 Mouse is not detected. Disabled will reserve IRQ12 for expansion cards and therefore the PS/2 Mouse will not function. PCI/VGA Palette Snoop (Disabled) Some display cards that are nonstandard VGA such as graphics accelerators or MPEG Video Cards may not show colors properly. The setting Enabled should correct this problem. Otherwise leave this on the setup default setting of Disabled. OS/2 Onboard Memory > 64M (Disabled) When using OS/2 operating systems with installed DRAM of greater than 64MB, you need to Enable this option otherwise leave this on the setup default of Disabled.... Video ROM BIOS Shadow (Enabled) This field allows you to change the video BIOS location from ROM to RAM. Relocating to RAM enhances system performance, as information access is faster than the ROM. C8000-CBFFF to DC000-DFFFF (Disabled) These fields are used for shadowing other expansion card ROMs. If you install other expansion cards with ROMs on them, you will need to know which addresses the ROMs use to shadow them specifically. Shadowing a ROM reduces the memory available between 640KB and 1024KB by the amount used for this purpose. 40 ASUS TXP4 Users Manual

IV. BIOS (Power Management)

PNP and PCI Setup

This PNP and PCI Setup option configures the PCI bus slots. All PCI bus slots on the system use INTA#, thus all installed PCI cards must be set to this value.
Details of PNP and PCI Setup
PNP OS Installed (No) When Plug and Play operating systems (OS) are installed, interrupts may be reassigned by the OS when Yes is selected. When a non-Plug and Play OS is installed or to prevent reassigning of interrupt settings, select No. Slot 1/2/3/4 IRQ (Auto) The first four fields on the screen set how IRQ use is determined for each PCI slot. Slot 1 (Right) is nearest the memory sockets. The default setting for each field is Auto, which uses auto-routing to determine IRQ use. The other options are the manual settings of NA, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, or 15 for each slot. PCI Latency Timer (32 PCI Clock) 32 PCI Clock enables maximum PCI performance for this motherboard. IV. BIOS (PnP and PCI) 46
IRQ xx Used By ISA (No/ICU) These fields indicate whether or not the displayed IRQ for each field is being used by a Legacy (non-PnP) ISA card. Two options are available: No/ICU and Yes. The first option, the default value, indicates either that the displayed IRQ is not used or an ISA Configuration Utility (ICU) is being used to determine if an ISA card is using that IRQ. If you install a legacy (non-PnP) ISA card that requires a unique IRQ, and you are not using an ICU, you must set the field for that IRQ to Yes. For example: If you install a Legacy ISA card that requires IRQ 10, then set IRQ10 Used By ISA to Yes.... DMA x Used By ISA (No/ICU) These fields indicate whether or not the displayed DMA channel for each field is being used by a legacy ISA card. Available options include: No/ICU and Yes. The first option, the default setting, indicates either that the displayed DMA channel is not used or an ICU is being used to determine if an ISA card is using that channel. If you install a Legacy ISA card that requires a unique DMA channel, and you are not using an ICU, you must set the field for that channel to Yes. ISA MEM Block BASE (No/ICU) This field allows you to set the base address and block size of a Legacy ISA card that uses any memory segment within the C800, CC00, D000, D400, D800, and DC00 address range. If you have such a card, and you are not using an ICU to specify its address range, select a base address from the six available options; the ISA MEM Block SIZE field will then appear for selecting the block size. If you have more than one Legacy ISA card in your system that requires to use this address range, you can increase the block size to either 8K, 16K, 32K, or 64K. If you are using an ICU to accomplish this task, leave ISA MEM Block BASE to its default setting of No/ICU. SYMBIOS SCSI BIOS (Auto) The default uses Auto settings for the onboard SCSI BIOS. If you do not want to use the onboard SCSI BIOS, choose Disabled.

Note: Some OSes (like SCO-UNIX) must use NORMAL for installation ESC : Skip
(This screen could not be run from inside active programs and therefore could not be captured.)
Up to four IDE drives can be detected, with parameters for each listed inside the box. To accept the optimal entries, press <Y> or else select from the numbers displayed under the OPTIONS field (2, 1, 3 in this case); to skip to the next drive, press <N>. If you accept the values, the parameters will appear listed beside the drive letter on the screen. The process then proceeds to the next drive letter. Pressing <N> to skip rather than to accept a set of parameters causes the program to enter zeros after that drive letter. If you are using another IDE controller that does not feature Enhanced IDE support for four devices, you can only install two IDE hard disk drives. Your IDE controller must support the Enhanced IDE features to use Drive E and Drive F. The onboard PCI IDE controller supports Enhanced IDE, with two connectors for connecting up to four IDE devices. If you want to use another controller that supports four drives, you must disable the onboard IDE controller in the Chipset Features Setup screen. When auto-detection is completed, the program automatically enters all entries you accepted on the field for that drive in the Standard CMOS Setup screen. Skipped entries are ignored and are not entered in the screen. If you are autodetecting a hard disk that supports the LBA mode, three lines will appear in the parameter box. Choose the line that lists LBA for an LBA drive. Do not select Large or Normal. The autodetection feature can only detect one set of parameters for a particular IDE hard disk. Some IDE drives can use more than one set. This is not a problem if the drive is new and there is nothing on it.
IV. BIOS (Hard Disk Detect) 50
IMPORTANT: If your hard disk was already formatted on an older previous system, incorrect parameters may be detected. You will need to enter the correct parameters manually or use low-level format if you do not need the data stored on the hard disk. If the parameters listed differ from the ones used when the drive was formatted, the drive will not be readable. If the auto-detected parameters do not match the ones that should be used for your drive, do not accept them. Press the <N> key to reject the presented settings and enter the correct ones manually from the Standard CMOS Setup screen.

Save and Exit Setup

IV. BIOS (Load Setup Defaults) 51 IV. BIOS (Save & Exit) Select this option to save into the CMOS memory all modifications you specify during the current session. To save the configuration changes, highlight the Save & Exit Setup option on the main screen and then press the <Enter> key.

Symbios SCSI BIOS and Drivers
ASUS PCI-SC200 & PCI-SC860 SCSI Cards
The ASUS PCI-SC200 or the ASUS PCI-SC860 may be bundled with your motherboard or purchased separately. Both cards provide the option of connecting internal or external SCSI devices for a total of 7 devices on each SCSI card.
Setting Up the ASUS PCI-SC200 & PCI-SC860
There are two jumper settings you may need to make on the ASUS PCI-SC200 to set it up. One setting assigns the PCI INT interrupt, the other sets the cards termination. The ASUS PCI-SC860 has no jumper settings but you should read the Terminator Requirements. VI. ASUS SCSI Cards (Setup) 56
Setting the INT Assignment for the ASUS PCI-SC200
You must use PCI INT A setting in order to properly assign the ASUS PCI-SC200's interrupt. On the ASUS PCI-SC200, you assign the INT by setting jumper JP1 or JP2. The default setting for the card already is INT A, so you do not need to change the setting to use the ASUS PCI-SC200 with this motherboard.

JPJP 3

JPJP 3 INT C

JPJP 3 INT D

INT A (Def) INT B
Interrupt Settings (A, B, C, or D)
Terminator Requirements for SCSI Devices
SCSI devices are connected together in a chain by cables. Internal devices connect to the ASUS PCI-SC200 or ASUS PCI-SC860 with a fifty-pin flat ribbon cable. External devices connect to the external port with a SCSI-2 cable. If there are more than one internal or external devices, additional devices are connected with cables to form a daisy chain. Terminating the devices on the ends of the SCSI Bus chain is necessary for SCSI devices to work properly. Termination of the devices between the ends must be Disabled.
Many SCSI devices including the ASUS PCI-SC860 use a set of onboard terminating resistors to terminate the devices at the ends automatically. Automatic termination requires that the SCSI devices be connected in a straight linear connection or chain. Connect SCSI devices to one or two of the SCSI connectors in a linear chain for auto termination of the ASUS PCI-SC860 to be effective. Other formations will cause your SCSI devices to not mount properly. You must use the end of the ribbon cable when using the internal connector(s) to keep a linear path. Additional Note: The Symbios Logic SCSI Configuration Utility is a powerful tool. If, while using it, you somehow disable all your controllers or cannot enter the configuration utility, pressing Ctrl-A after memory count during reboot allows you to recover and reconfigure. VI. ASUS SCSI Cards (Jumpers) 57
Terminator Settings for the ASUS PCI-SC860
Terminator Settings for the ASUS PCI-SC200
The ASUS PCI-SC200, on the other hand, has active termination that you must set using jumper JP5. There are two settings, "terminated" and "not terminated," as shown below. Decide whether or not you need to terminate the ASUS PCI-SC200 based on its position in the SCSI chain. Only the devices at each end of the chain need to be terminated. If you have only internal or only external devices connected to the ASUS PCI-SC200, then you must terminate the ASUS PCI-SC200. If you have both internal and external devices connected, you must not terminate the card. See the following example which illustrates this concept.

Terminated (Default)

Not Terminated
Terminator Setting (Terminated / Not Terminated)
VI. ASUS SCSI Cards (SCSI ID Numbers) 58
SCSI Device 1 Termination Required (JP5 Open) SCSI Device 2 Termination Required (End Device)
SCSI Device 3 No Termination Required (JP5 Short)
SCSI Device 4 Termination Required (End Device)
Termination Required (End Device) SCSI Device 2 SCSI Device 1
SCSI ID Numbers for SCSI Devices
All SCSI devices, including the ASUS PCI-SC200 and ASUS PCI-SC860 interface card must have a SCSI identification number that is not in use by any other SCSI device. There are eight possible ID numbers, 0 through 7. The ASUS PCI-SC200 and ASUS PCI-SC860 cards have fixed SCSI IDs of 7. The SCSI ID serves two purposes: It uniquely defines each SCSI device on the bus. It determines which device controls the bus when two or more devices try to use it at the same time.
SCSI IDs on one channel do not interfere with the IDs on another channel. This applies to two SCSI host adapters that implement different buses as well as dual channels on a single host adapter. You can connect up to seven SCSI devices to the interface card. You must set a SCSI ID number (ID 0 to ID 6) for each device. SCSI devices vary in how they set the ID number. Some use jumpers, others have some kind of selector switch. Refer to the manual for any device you install for details on how to set its ID number.

SCSI ID Priority

The ASUS PCI-SC200 and ASUS PCI-SC860 are 8bit single-channel SCSI cards. SCSI ID 7 has the highest priority, and SCSI ID 0 has the lowest priority.
VII. ASUS I-A16C Audio Card
NOTE: The ASUS I-A16C 16-bit ISA audio card comes with certain motherboard bundles only and is not for sale separately.
ASUS I-A16C Audio Features
VII. ASUS I-A16C (Features / Precautions) 59 Creative Labs ViBRA 16C PnP Audio Chip Full Duplex Supports 16/8-bit PCM 5KHz to 44.1KHz Wave Table Upgradeable Software Includes: DOS and Window 3.1 Drivers Windows 95 Driver Wave Editor Wave OLE Quick CD Mixer Control Quick Player
Unpacking and Handling Precautions
WARNING! Keep the ASUS I-A16C stored in its anti-static bag until you are ready to install it in your system. The ASUS I-A16C is easily damaged by static electricity. Observe the following precautions while unpacking and handling the board: Before handling the board, discharge static electricity from your body by touching an unpainted area of the system's metal chassis. While installing the board, ground yourself frequently to discharge any static electricity that may accumulate in your body. After removing the board form the anti-static bag, place it on a grounded surface with the components facing up. Check the board for damage. If any socketed component appears loose, press firmly but carefully to seat the chip in its socket. Otherwise, avoid touching the components on the board. Always handle the board by the edges.

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TXP4-X

Pentium ATX Motherboard

USERS MANUAL

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CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION... 7 How this Manual is Organized... 7 Item Checklist.... 7 II. FEATURES... 8 Features of the ASUS TXP4-X Motherboard.. 8 Introduction to ASUS TX97 Series of Motherboards. 9 The ASUS TXP4-X Motherboard.. 11 III. INSTALLATION.. 12 ASUS TXP4-X Motherboard Layout.. 12 Installation Steps... 14 1. Jumpers... 14 Jumper Settings... 15 Compatible Cyrix CPU Identification.. 16 2. System Memory (SIMM & DIMM)... 18 SIMM Memory Installation.. 20 DIMM Memory Installation Procedures:.. 21 3. Central Processing Unit (CPU).. 22 4. Expansion Cards... 23 Expansion Card Installation Procedure.. 23 Assigning IRQs for Expansion Cards.. 23 Assigning DMA Channels for ISA Cards.. 24 5. External Connectors... 25 Power Connection Procedures.. 33 IV. BIOS SOFTWARE... 34 Support Software... 34 Flash Memory Writer Utility.. 34 Main Menu... 35 Advanced Features Menu... 35 Managing and Updating Your Motherboards BIOS. 36
6. BIOS Setup... 37 Load Defaults... 38 Standard CMOS Setup... 38 Details of Standard CMOS Setup:.. 38 BIOS Features Setup... 41 Details of BIOS Features Setup.. 41 Chipset Features Setup... 44 Details of Chipset Features Setup.. 44 Power Management Setup... 47 Details of Power Management Setup.. 47 PNP and PCI Setup... 50 Details of PNP and PCI Setup.. 50 Load BIOS Defaults... 52 Load Setup Defaults... 52 Supervisor Password and User Password.. 53 IDE HDD Auto Detection... 54 Save & Exit Setup... 55 Exit Without Saving... 55 Desktop Management Interface (DMI).. 56 Introducing the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility. 56 System Requirements.. 56 Using the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility.. 57 VI. ASUS PCI SCSI Cards.. 59 Symbios SCSI BIOS and Drivers.. 59 ASUS PCI-SC200 & PCI-SC860 SCSI Cards.. 59 Setting Up the ASUS PCI-SC200 & PCI-SC860. 60 Setting the INT Assignment for the ASUS PCI-SC200. 60 Terminator Requirements for SCSI Devices.. 60 Terminator Settings for the ASUS PCI-SC860. 61 Terminator Settings for the ASUS PCI-SC200. 61 SCSI ID Numbers for SCSI Devices.. 62 SCSI ID Priority... 62

FCC & DOC COMPLIANCE

Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: This device may not cause harmful interference, and This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturers instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Re-orient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the users authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.

I. INTRODUCTION

This manual is divided into the following sections: I. II. III. IV. V. VI. Introduction: Manual information and checklist Features: Information and specifications concerning this product Installation: Instructions on setting up the motherboard. BIOS Software Instructions on setting up the BIOS software Support Software Information on the included support software ASUS SCSI Cards Installation of ASUS SCSI cards (optional) I. INTRODUCTION (Manual / Checklist) 7

How this Manual is Organized

Item Checklist

Please check that your package is complete. If you discover damaged or missing items, please contact your retailer. The ASUS TXP4-X motherboard 1 IDE ribbon cable 1 floppy ribbon cable Support Drivers & Utilities Flash Memory Writer utility to update the FLASH BIOS Desktop Management Interface (DMI) utility TX patch files for Windows 95 Readme files for descriptions and use of the files Technical Support Form This users manual Infrared module (optional) ASUS PCI-SC200 Fast-SCSI or PCI-SC860 Ultra-Fast SCSI card (optional)

II. FEATURES

Features of the ASUS TXP4-X Motherboard
The ASUS TXP4-X is carefully designed for the demanding PC user who wants many features in a motherboard. This motherboard: Intel Chipset: Features Intels 430TX PCIset with I/O subsystems. Versatile Processor Support: Intel Pentium 75-233MHz (P55C-MMX, P54C/ P54CS), IBM/Cyrix 6x86-PR166+ (Rev 2.7 or later), IBM/Cyrix 6x86MX (PR166 & faster), AMD-K5 (PR75-PR133), AMD-K6 (PR166 & faster). Versatile Memory Support: Is equipped with two DIMM sockets to support 8128MB 168-pin 3.3Volt SDRAM/EDO memory modules up to 256MB. Is also equipped with four SIMM sockets to support 4-64MB 72-pin Fast Page Mode (FPM) or Extended Data Out (EDO) memory modules up to 256MB. SIMMs and DIMMs cannot be used at the same time. Easy Installation: Is equipped with BIOS that supports auto detection of hard drives, PS/2 mouse, and Plug and Play devices to make setup of hard drives, expansion cards, and other devices virtually automatic. ISA & PCI Expansion: Provides four 16-bit ISA and four 32-bit PCI slots. Super Multi-I/O: Provides two high-speed UART-compatible serial ports and one parallel port with EPP and ECP capabilities. Desktop Management Interface (DMI): Supports DMI through BIOS which allows hardware to communicate within a standard protocol creating a higher level of compatibility. (Requires DMI-enabled components.) (See section V) PCI Bus Master IDE Controller: Comes with an onboard PCI Bus Master IDE controller with two connectors that supports four IDE devices in two channels, supports PIO Modes 3 and 4 and Bus Master IDE DMA Mode 2, and supports Enhanced IDE devices such as Tape Backup and CD-ROM drives. Supports two drives of either 5.25-inch (360KB or 1.2MB) or 3.5-inch (720KB, 1.44MB, or 2.88MB) disk drives. Supports Japanese Floppy 3 mode (3.5-inch disk drive: 1.2MB) and LS-120 floppy disk drives (3.5-inch disk drive: 120 MB, 1.44MB, 720K). BIOS supports IDE CD-ROM or SCSI device boot-up. Level 2 Cache: 512KB Pipelined Burst SRAM onboard. Optional IrDA: Supports and optional IrDA receiver/transmitter device. SCSI BIOS: Has firmware to support optional ASUS SCSI controller cards. Optional IrDA Connector: Supports an optional infrared port module for wireless interface.

III. INSTALLATION

ASUS TXP4-X Motherboard Layout

T: Mouse B: Keyboard

Board Power Input for ATX Power Supply
CPU Voltage VID0 VID1 VID2 VID3
SIMM Socket 4 (32-bit, 72-pin module)
SIMM Socket 3 (32-bit, 72-pin module)
SIMM Socket 2 (32-bit, 72-pin module)
SIMM Socket 1 (32-bit, 72-pin module)

T: USB 1 B: USB 2

DIMM Socket 2 (64-bit, 168-pin module)
DIMM Socket 1 (64-bit, 168-pin module)

CPU Fan

FANPWR3

Parallel Port

BUS Freq. BF0 BF1 BF2

CPU ZIF Socket 7

Row 3 2

Secondary IDE

CRVolt Lithium Cell BIOS Power

Multi-I/O (En/Dis)

Intel 430TX PCIset

Floppy Drives

256KB/512KB Onboard L2 Cache

Row 1 0

BUS FREQ FS0 FS1 FS2

PCI Slot 1

PCI Slot 2

Intel PIIX4 PCIset

PCI Slot 3

RTC (Test/Clear)

Keyboard BIOS

ISA Slot 1

FANPWR1
ISA Slot 2 Flash ROM for BIOS

Infrared Con. (IrDA)

ISA Slot 3

ISA Slot 4

IDE LED

Panel Connections

PCI Slot 4

Primary IDE

III. INSTALLATION (Motherboard Layout)

Jumpers

1) 2) 3) 4) 5) M/IO RTCLR VID0, 1, 2, 3 FS0, FS1, FS2 BF0, BF1, BF2 p. 15 p. 15 p. 16 p. 17 p. 17 Multi-I/O Selection (Enable/Disable) Real Time Clock RAM (Operation/Clear Data) CPU Voltage Regulator Output Selection CPU External Clock (BUS) Frequency Selection CPU:BUS Frequency Ratio

Expansion Slots

1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) System Memory SIMM Sockets DIMM Sockets CPU ZIF Socket 7 SLOT 1, 2, 3, 4 PCI 1, 2, 3, 4 p. 19 p. 20 p. 21 p. 22 p. 23 p. 23 System Memory Upgrade 72-Pin SIMM Memory Expansion Sockets 168-Pin DIMM Memory Expansion Sockets Central Processing Unit (CPU) Socket 16-bit ISA Bus Expansion Slots 32-bit PCI Bus Expansion Slots

Connectors

III. INSTALLATION (Jumpers) 16
Pentium MMX (P55C) Intel Pentium (P54C) AMD-K6 (150MHz-233MHz) (75MHz-200MHz) (PR166 and faster)

AMD-K5 (PR75-PR133)

IBM/Cyrix 6x86(MX) IBM/Cyrix 6x86(M1) (PR166 and faster) (PR166 and faster)
Manufacturer AMD Intel/AMD Intel/IBM/Cyrix AMD
CPU Type K6-PR166,200 P54C/CS/K5 P55C/6x86MX K6-PR233
Single Plane Dual Plane VID3 VID2 VID1 VID0 ---2.9 Volts ---2.8 Volts 3.2 Volts [----] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [----] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [----] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] ---3.4V(STD) -------
Intel/AMD/IBM/Cyrix P54C/CS/K5/M1 3.5V(VRE)

VID0 VID1 VID2 VID3

3 1.8 Volts 3 2.7 Volts Voltage Regulator Output Selection 3.2 Volts 3
3.4 V * 3.5 V * Setting these two jumpers *[2-3] or [----] (removed) will VID1 to result in
the same voltages, respectively.
3 1.9 Volts 3 2.8 Volts 3
3 2.5 Volts 3 2.9 Volts 3
4. CPU External (BUS) Frequency Selection (FS0, FS1, FS2) These jumpers tell the clock generator what frequency to send to the CPU. These allow the selection of the CPUs External frequency (or BUS Clock). The BUS Clock times the BUS Ratio equals the CPUs Internal frequency (the advertised CPU speed). 5. CPU to BUS Frequency Ratio (BF0, BF1, BF2) These jumpers set the frequency ratio between the Internal frequency of the CPU and the External frequency (called the BUS Clock) within the CPU. These must be set together with the above jumpers CPU External (BUS) Frequency Selection.

FS0 FS1 FS2

66MHz 50MHz 60MHz 55MHz CPU External Clock (BUS) Frequency Selection

BF0 BF1 BF2

Complete Names: Intel Pentium P54C, P55C-MMX P54C/K5 1.5x(3/2) 2.0x(2/1) AMD K5, K6 3.5x(7/2) 2.0x(2/1) P55C/K6/MX IBM/Cyrix 6x86(M1), 6x86MX(M2) IBM/Cyrix 6x86 3.0x(3/1) 2.0x(2/1) CPU : BUS Frequency Ratio
2.5x(5/2) 2.5x(5/2) 2.0x(2/1)
3.0x(3/1) 3.0x(3/1) 4.0x(4/1)
Set the jumpers by the Internal speed of the Intel, AMD, IBM, or Cyrix CPU as follows:
CPU Model Intel Pentium Intel Pentium Intel Pentium Intel Pentium Intel Pentium Intel Pentium Intel Pentium Intel Pentium Intel Pentium AMD-K6-PR233 AMD-K6-PR200 AMD-K6-PR166 AMD-K5-PR133 AMD-K5-PR120 AMD-K5-PR100 AMD-K5-PR90 AMD-K5-PR75 Freq. 233MHz 200MHz 166MHz 150MHz 133MHz 120MHz 100MHz 90MHz 75MHz 233MHz 200MHz 166MHz 100MHz 90MHz 100MHz 90MHz 75MHz Ratio 3.5x 3.0x 2.5x 2.5x 2.0x 2.0x 1.5x 1.5x 1.5x 3.5x 3.0x 2.5x 1.5x 1.5x 1.5x 1.5x 1.5x 3.0x 2.5x 2.5x 2.0x BUS Freq. 66MHz 66MHz 66MHz 60MHz 66MHz 60MHz 66MHz 60MHz 50MHz 66MHz 66MHz 66MHz 66MHz 60MHz 66MHz 60MHz 50MHz 66MHz 66MHz 60MHz 66MHz (BUS Freq.) FS2 FS1 FS0 [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] (Freq. Ratio) BF1 BF0 [1-2] [1-2] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2] [1-2]

IBM/Cyrix6x86MX-PR233 200MHz IBM/Cyrix6x86MX-PR200 166MHz IBM/Cyrix6x86MX-PR166 150MHz *IBM/Cyrix -PR166+ 133MHz
[2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3]
[2-3] [1-2] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [2-3] [1-2] [2-3]
*NOTE: Only IBM or Cyrix Rev 2.7 or later is supported on this motherboard (see preceding page). Bootup screen will show 6x86-P166+ with the Cyrix PR166+ installed on this motherboard.
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2. System Memory (SIMM & DIMM)
This motherboard supports four 72-pin, 32-bit SIMMs (Single Inline Memory Modules) of 4, 8, 16, 32, or 64MB to form a memory size between 8MB to 256MB. The SIMMs can be either 60ns or 70ns Fast Page Mode (FPM) (Asymmetric or Symmetric), or Enhanced Data Out (EDO) (BEDO & Parity are not supported). SIMMs must be installed in pairs so that each Row (see motherboard layout for Row locations) contains 64-bits of the same size and type of memory chips. One side (with memory chips) of the SIMM module takes up half a Row on the motherboard. Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMMs) can be used when the SIMM sockets are not used. Two sockets are available for 3.3Volt (power level) Unbuffered Synchronous DRAMs (SDRAM) or EDO DRAM of either 8, 16, 32, 64, or 128MB to form a memory size between 8MB to 256MB. One side (with memory chips) of the DIMM module takes up one Row on the motherboard. III. INSTALLATION (System Memory) 19 IMPORTANT: Memory speed setup is required through Auto Configuration in BIOS Chipset Setup of the BIOS SOFTWARE. If both 60ns and 70ns memory are used, set Auto Configuration to 70ns. Do not use memory modules with more than 24 chips per module. Modules with more than 24 chips exceed the design specifications of the memory subsystem and will be unstable.
Memory Socket SIMM Sockets 1&2 (Rows 0 & 1) SIMM Sockets 3&4 (Rows 2 & 3) SIMM Memory Module 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB 72-pin FPM or EDO SIMM (DIMM Sockets must be empty) 4MB, 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB 72-pin FPM or EDO SIMM (DIMM Sockets must be empty) Total System Memory (Max 256MB) x2 Total Memory
WARNING! Do not install both SIMMs and DIMMs at the same time or else you will burn your memory. Mixing SIMMs and DIMMs require 5.0Volt (signal level) tolerant memory chips which are currently unavailable.

Memory Socket DIMM Socket 1 (Rows 0 & 1) DIMM Socket 2 (Rows 2 & 3) DIMM Memory Module 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB 168-pin SDRAM or EDO DIMM (SIMM Sockets must be empty) 8MB, 16MB, 32MB, 64MB, 128MB 168-pin SDRAM or EDO DIMM (SIMM Sockets must be empty) Total System Memory (Max 256MB) x1 Total Memory

SIMM Memory Installation

1. The SIMM memory modules will only fit in one orientation as shown because of a safety tab on one end of the SIMM sockets, which requires the notched end of the SIMM memory modules.

72 Pin SIMM Sockets

2. Press the memory module firmly into place starting from a 45 degree angle making sure that all the contacts are aligned with the socket. 3. With your finger tips, rock the memory module into a vertical position so that it clicks into place.

Support Clip

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72 Pin DRAM in SIMM Socket
Safety Tab (This Side Only)

Mounting Hole

4. The plastic guides should go through the two mounting holes on the sides and the support clips should snap on the other side. 5. To release the memory module, push both support clips outward and rock the module out of the support clips.
DIMM Memory Installation Procedures:
Insert the module(s) as shown. Because the number of pins are different on either side of the breaks, the module will only fit in the orientation as shown. DRAM SIMM modules have the same pin contact on both sides. SDRAM DIMM modules have different pint contact on each side and therefore have a higher pin density.

88 Pins

60 Pins 20 Pins
168 Pin DIMM Memory Sockets
The Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) memory modules must be 3.3Volt Unbuffered Synchronous DRAM (SDRAM) or Extended Data Output (EDO). You can identify the type of DIMM module by the illustration below:
168-Pin DIMM Notch Key Definitions (3.3V)
DRAM Key Position Unbuffered RFU Buffered
Voltage Key Position 5.0V 3.3V Reserved
The notch on the DIMM module will shift between left, center, or right to identify the type and also to prevent the wrong type to be inserted into the DIMM slot on the motherboard. You must ask your retailer for the specifications before purchasing. Four clock signals are supported on this motherboard.
III. INSTALLATION (System Memory)
3. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard provides a 321-pin ZIF Socket 7 that is backward compatible with ZIF Socket 5 processors. The CPU that came with the motherboard should have a fan attached to it to prevent overheating. If this is not the case then purchase a fan before you turn on your system. Apply thermal jelly to the CPU top and then install the fan onto the CPU. WARNING! Without a fan circulating air on the CPU and heat sinks, the CPU and/or heat sinks can overheat and cause damage to both the CPU and the motherboard. (See CPU Cooling Fan Connector at the end of this section.) To install a CPU, first turn off your system and remove its cover. Locate the ZIF socket and open it by first pulling the lever sideways away from the socket then upwards to a 90-degree right angle. Insert the CPU with the correct orientation as shown. Use the notched corner of the CPU as your guide. The white dot should point towards the end the of the lever. Notice that there is a blank area where one hole is missing from that corner of the square array of pin holes and a 1 printed on the motherboard next to that corner. Because the CPU has a corner pin for three of the four corners, the CPU will only fit in the one orientation as shown. The picture is for reference only; you should have a CPU fan that will cover the face of the CPU. With the added weight of the CPU fan, no force is required to insert the CPU. Once completely inserted, hold down on the fan and close the sockets lever. IMPORTANT: You must set jumpers for CPU to BUS Frequency Ratio and jumpers for BUS Frequency Selection depending on the CPU that you install.

ATX Power Connector

12. Message LED Lead (MSG LED) This indicates whether a message has been received from a fax/modem. The LED will remain lit when there is no signal and blink when there is data transfer or waiting in the inbox. This function requires OS and driver support. 13. SMI Suspend Switch Lead (SMI) This allows the user to manually place the system into a suspend mode or Green mode where system activity will be instantly decreased to save electricity and expand the life of certain components when the system is not in use. This 2-pin connector (see the figure below) connects to the case-mounted suspend switch. If you do not have a switch for the connector, you may use the Turbo Switch since it does not have a function. SMI is activated when it detects a short to open moment and therefore leaving it shorted will not cause any problems. May require one or two pushes depending on the position of the switch. Wake-up can be controlled by settings in the BIOS but the keyboard will always allow wakeup (the SMI lead cannot wake-up the system). If you want to use this connector, Suspend Switch in the Power Management Setup of the BIOS SOFTWARE section should be on the default setting of Enable. 14. ATX Power Switch / Soft Power Switch (PWR SW) The system power is controlled by a momentary switch connected to this lead. Pushing the button once will switch the system between ON and SLEEP. Pushing the switch while in the ON mode for more than 4 seconds will turn the system off. The system power LED shows the status of the systems power. 15. Reset Switch Lead (RESET) This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted reset switch for rebooting your computer without having to turn off your power switch. This is a preferred method of rebooting in order to prolong the life of the systems power supply. 16. System Power LED (PWR LED) This 3-pin connector connects the system power LED, which lights when the system is powered on and blinks when it is in sleep mode. 17. Keyboard Lock Switch Lead (KEYLOCK) This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted key switch to allow keyboard locking. 18. Speaker Connector (SPEAKER) This 4-pin connector connects to the case-mounted speaker.
Message LED SMI Lead ATX Power Switch Reset SW
+5V GND GND GND +5V NC GND LOCK GND +5V GND GND SPKR
III. INSTALLATION (Connectors) 30
System Power LED Keyboard Lock Speaker Connector

System Panel Connections

Power Connection Procedures
1. After all jumpers and connections are made, close the system case cover. 2. Be sure that all switches are off (in some systems, marked with ). 3. Connect the power supply cord into the power supply located on the back of your system case according to your system users manual. 4. Connect the power cord into a power outlet that is equipped with a surge protector. 5. You may then turn on your devices in the following order: a. Your monitor b. External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain) c. Your system power. For ATX power supplies, you need to switch on the power supply as well as press the ATX power switch on the front of the case. 6. The power LED on the front panel of the system case will light. For ATX power supplies, the system LED will light when the ATX power switch is pressed. The monitor LED may light up after the systems if it complies with green standards or if it has a power standby feature. The system will then run power-on tests. While the tests are running, additional messages will appear on the screen. If you do not see anything within 30 seconds from the time you turn on the power, the system may have failed a power-on test. Recheck your jumper settings and connections or call your retailer for assistance. 7. During power-on, hold down <Delete> to enter BIOS setup. Follow the instructions in the next section, BIOS SOFTWARE. * Powering Off your computer: You must first exit or shut down your operating system before switching off the power switch. For ATX power supplies, you can press the ATX power switch after exiting or shutting down your operating system. If you use Windows 95, click the Start button, click Shut Down, and then click Shut down the computer?. The system will give three quick beeps after about 30 seconds and then power off after Windows shuts down. NOTE: The message You can now safely turn off your computer will not appear when shutting down with ATX power supplies.

Boot Block of New BIOS is different from old one !!! Please Use 'Advanced Features' to flash whole BIOS !!!
3. Advanced Features This option displays the Advanced Features screen for clearing the PnP configuration record and updating the motherboard BIOS.

Advanced Features Menu

Advanced Features
Flash Type -- SST 29EE010 Current BIOS Revision: #401A0-xxxx Choose one of the following: 1. Clear PNP ESCD Parameter Block 2. Update BIOS Including Boot Block and ESCD

Enter Choice: [2]

1. Clear PNP ESCD Parameter Block This option erases the Plug-and-Play (PnP) configuration record. 2. Update BIOS Including Boot Block and ESCD This option updates the boot block, the baseboard BIOS, and the PnP extended system configuration data (ESCD) parameter block from a new BIOS file.
IV. BIOS (Flash Memory Writer)
Managing and Updating Your Motherboards BIOS
Upon First Use of the Computer System 1. Create a bootable system floppy diskette by typing [FORMAT A:/S] from the DOS prompt without creating AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files. 2. Copy PFLASH.EXE to your new diskette. 3. Run PFLASH.EXE from your new diskette and select option 1 Save Current BIOS to File. Enter the Current BIOS Revision: for the file name. Updating BIOS Procedures (only when necessary) IMPORTANT: If unknown is displayed after Flash Type -- , the memory chip is not programmable or is not supported with the PnP BIOS and therefore cannot be programmed by the Flash Memory Writer utility. 1. Download an updated ASUS BIOS file from the Internet (WWW or FTP) or a BBS (Bulletin Board Service) (see ASUS CONTACT INFORMATION on page 3 for details) and save to the disk you created earlier. 2. Turn off your computer. On systems with the Boot Block Programming jumper, open the system cabinet to set this jumper to Programmable. 3. Boot from the disk you created earlier. 4. At the A:\ prompt, type PFLASH and then press <Enter>. 5. Enter 2 Update BIOS Main Block From File from the Main Menu or option 2 Update BIOS Including Boot Block and ESCD from the Advanced Features Menu if prompted by option 2 of the Main Menu. 6. The program displays a second screen prompting you for the name of the BIOS file. Type in the complete file name and extension of the new BIOS, and then press <Enter>. The utility then updates the BIOS file from disk. WARNING! If you encounter problems while updating the new BIOS, DO NOT turn off your system since this might prevent your system from booting up. Just repeat the process, and if the problem still persists, update the original BIOS file you saved to disk above. If the Flash Memory Writer utility was not able to successfully update a complete BIOS file, your system may not be able to boot up. If this happens, your system will need service. 7. After successfully updating the new BIOS file, exit the Flash Memory Writer utility and then turn off your system. On systems with the Boot Block Programming jumper, set the jumper back to its default setting of Write Protect. 8. Turn on your computer and press <Delete> to enter BIOS setup. You must select Setup Default to effect the new BIOS, after which you may set the other items from the Main Menu.

IV. BIOS (Flash Memory Writer) 36

6. BIOS Setup

The motherboard supports two programmable Flash ROM chips: 5 Volt and 12 Volt. Either of these memory chips can be updated when BIOS upgrades are released. Use the Flash Memory Writer utility to download the new BIOS file into the ROM chip as described in detail in this section. All computer motherboards provide a Setup utility program for specifying the system configuration and settings. If your motherboard came in a computer system, the proper configuration entries may have already been made. If so, invoke the Setup utility, as described later, and take note of the configuration settings for future reference; in particular, the hard disk specifications. If you are installing the motherboard, reconfiguring your system or you receive a Run Setup message, you will need to enter new setup information. This section describes how to configure your system using this utility. The BIOS ROM of the system stores the Setup utility. When you turn on the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. This appears during the Power-On Self Test (POST). Press <Delete> to call up the Setup utility. If you are a little bit late pressing the mentioned key(s), POST will continue with its test routines, thus preventing you from calling up Setup. If you still need to call Setup, reset the system by pressing <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the Reset button on the system case. You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on again. But do so only if the first two methods fail. When you invoke Setup, the CMOS SETUP UTILITY main program screen will appear with the following options:

IV. BIOS (BIOS Setup)

Load Defaults
The Load BIOS Defaults option loads the minimum settings for troubleshooting. Load Setup Defaults, on the other hand, is for loading optimized defaults for regular use. Choosing defaults at this level will modify all applicable settings. A section at the bottom of the preceding screen displays the control keys for this screen. Take note of these keys and their respective uses.

Standard CMOS Setup

Standard CMOS Setup allows you to record some basic system hardware configuration and set the system clock and error handling. If the motherboard is already installed in a working system, you will not need to select this option anymore. However, if the configuration stored in the CMOS memory on the board gets lost or damaged, or if you change your system hardware configuration, you will need to respecify the configuration values. The configuration values usually get lost or corrupted when the power of the onboard CMOS battery weakens.
IV. BIOS (Standard CMOS) The preceding screen provides you with a list of options. At the bottom of this screen are the control keys. Take note of these keys and their respective uses. User-configurable fields appear in a different color. If you need information on the selected field, press <F1>. The memory display at the lower right of the screen is readonly and automatically adjusts according to the memory installed in your system.
Details of Standard CMOS Setup:
Date To set the date, highlight the Date field and then press either <Page Up>/<Page Down> or <+>/<> to set the current date. Follow the month, day and year format. Valid values for month, day and year are: Month: (1 to 12), Day: (1 to 31), Year: (up to 2079)
Time To set the time, highlight the Time field and then press either <Page Up>/<Page Down> or <+>/<> to set the current time. Follow the hour, minute and second format. Valid values for hour, minute and second are: (Hour: (00 to 23), Minute: (00 to 59), Second: (00 to 59). If you do not want to modify the current time, press <Enter> three times to go to Hard Disks. NOTE: You can bypass the date and time prompts by creating an AUTOEXEC.BAT file. For information on how to create this file, refer to the MS-DOS manual. Hard Disk Drives This field records the specifications for all non-SCSI hard disk drives installed in your system. The onboard PCI IDE connectors provide Primary and Secondary channels for connecting up to four IDE hard disks or other IDE devices. Each channel can support up to two hard disks; the first of which is the master and the second is the slave. Specifications for SCSI hard disks need not to be entered here since they operate using device drivers and are not supported by any the BIOS. If you install either the optional PCI-SC200 or PCI-SC860 SCSI controller card into the motherboard, see section VI for instructions. If you install other vendors SCSI controller card, refer to their respective documentations on how to install the required SCSI drivers. For IDE hard disk drive setup, you can: Use the Auto setting for detection during bootup. Use the IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION in the main menu to automatically enter the drive specifications. Enter the specifications yourself manually by using the User option. The entries for specifying the hard disk type include CYLS (number of cylinders), HEAD (number of read/write heads), PRECOMP (write precompensation), LANDZ (landing zone), SECTOR (number of sectors) and MODE. The SIZE field automatically adjusts according to the configuration you specify. The documentation that comes with your hard disk should provide you with the information regarding the drive specifications. The MODE entry is for IDE hard disks only, and can be ignored for MFM and ESDI drives. This entry provides three options: Normal, Large, LBA, or Auto (see below). Set MODE to the Normal for IDE hard disk drives smaller than 528MB; set it to LBA for drives over 528MB that support Logical Block Addressing (LBA) to allow larger IDE hard disks; set it to Large for drives over 528MB that do not support LBA. Large type of drive can only be used with MS-DOS and is very uncommon. Most IDE drives over 528MB support the LBA mode.

Power Management Setup

This Power Management Setup option allows you to reduce power consumption. This feature turns off the video display and shuts down the hard disk after a period of inactivity.
Details of Power Management Setup
Power Management (User Define) This field acts as the master control for the power management modes. User Define allows you to set power saving options according to your preference; Disable disables the power saving features; Min Saving puts the system into power saving mode after 40 min of system inactivity; Max Saving puts the system into power saving mode after 30 sec of system inactivity. IMPORTANT: Advanced Power Management (APM) should be installed to keep the system time updated when the computer enters suspend mode activated by the BIOS Power Management. For DOS environments, you need to add DEVICE=C:\DOS\POWER.EXE in you CONFIG.SYS. For Windows 3.x and Windows 95, you need to install Windows with the APM feature. A battery and power cord icon labeled Power will appear in the Control Panel. Choose Advanced in the Power Management Field. Video Off Option (Susp,Stby -> Off ) This field determines when to activate the video off feature for monitor power management. The settings are All Modes -> Off; Always On; Suspend -> Off; and Susp,Stby -> Off.
IV. BIOS (Power Management)
Video Off Method (DPMS OFF) This field defines the video off features. These options are available: DPMS OFF, DPMS Reduce ON, Blank Screen, V/H SYNC+Blank, DPMS Standby, and DPMS Suspend. The DPMS (Display Power Management System) features allow the BIOS to control the video display card if it supports the DPMS feature. Blank Screen only blanks the screen (or monitors without power management or green features). If set up in your system, your screen saver will not display with Blank Screen selected). V/H SYNC+Blank blanks the screen and turns off vertical and horizontal scanning.... PM Timers This section controls the time-out settings for the Power Management scheme. The fields included in this section are HDD Power Down, which places the hard disk into its lowest power consumption mode, and the Doze, Standby and Suspend system inactivation modes. The system automatically wakes up from any power saving mode when there is system activity, such as when a key is pressed from the keyboard, or when there is activity detected from the enabled IRQ channels. HDD Power Down (Disable) shuts down any IDE hard disk drives in the system after a period of inactivity. This time period is user-configurable to 1-15 Mins or Disable. This feature does not affect SCSI hard disks. Doze Mode, Standby Mode, Suspend Mode (Disable) These fields set the period of time after which each of these modes activate: 30 Sec, 1 Min, 2 Min, 4 Min, 8 Min, 20 Min, 30 Min, 40 Min, 1 Hour, and Disable..... Power Up Control This section determines the ways the system can be controlled when it is started or restarted, when modem activity is detected, or when power to the computer is interrupted and reapplied. The Soft-Off mode refers to powering off the system through a momentary button switch (ATX switch) or through the software as opposed to disconnecting the AC power by way of a rocker switch or other means. PWR Button < 4 Secs (Soft Off) When set to Soft Off, the ATX switch can be used as a normal system power-off button when pressed for less than 4 seconds. Suspend allows the button to have a dual function where pressing less than 4 seconds will place the system in sleep mode. No Function disables the ATX switch function when the button is pressed under 4 seconds. Regardless of the setting, holding the ATX switch for more than 4 seconds will power off the system. IV. BIOS (Chipset Features) IV. BIOS (Power Management) 48

Save & Exit Setup

Select this option to save into the CMOS memory all modifications you specified during the current session. To save the configuration changes, highlight the Save & Exit Setup option on the main screen, type Y, and then press <Enter>. IV. BIOS (Load Setup Defaults)

Exit Without Saving

Select this option to exit the Setup utility without saving the modifications you specify during the current session. To exit without saving, highlight the Exit Without Saving option on the main screen and then press <Enter>.
IV. BIOS (Save & Exit)

V. SUPPORT SOFTWARE

Desktop Management Interface (DMI)
Introducing the ASUS DMI Configuration Utility
This motherboard supports DMI within the BIOS level and provides a DMI Configuration Utility to maintain the Management Information Format Database (MIFD). DMI is able to auto-detect and record information pertinent to a computers system such as the CPU type, CPU speed, and internal/external frequencies, and memory size. The onboard BIOS will detect as many system information as possible and store those collected information in a 4KB block in the motherboards Flash EPROM and allow the DMI to retrieve data from this database. Unlike other BIOS software, the BIOS on this motherboard uses the same technology implemented for Plug and Play to allow dynamic real-time updating of DMI information versus creating a new BIOS image file and requiring the user to update the whole BIOS. This DMI Configuration Utility also allows the system integrator or end user to add additional information into the MIFD such as serial numbers, housing configurations, and vendor information. Those information not detected by the motherboard BIOS and has to be manually entered through the DMI Configuration Utility and updated into the MIFD. This DMI Configuration Utility provides the same reliability as PnP updating and will prevent the refreshing failures associated with updating the entire BIOS.

System Requirements

The DMI Configuration Utility (DMICFG.EXE) must be used in real mode in order for the program to run, the base memory must be at least 180K. Memory managers like HIMEM.SYS (required by windows) must not be installed. You can boot up from a system diskette without AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files, REM HIMEM.SYS in the CONFIG.SYS, or press <F5> during bootup to bypass your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS files.

 

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