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Safety Compliance
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
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 the 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: ! Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. ! Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver. ! Connect the equipment onto 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. Shielded interconnect cables and shielded AC power cable must be employed with this equipment to insure compliance with the pertinent RF emission limits governing this device. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the systems manufacturer could void the users authority to operate the equipment. Declaration of Conformity This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following conditions: ! This device may not cause harmful interference, and ! This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Canadian Department of Communications
This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-causing Equipment Regulations. Cet appareil numrique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Rglement sur le matriel brouilieur du Canada.

Important Information

Copyright This publication, including all photographs, illustrations and software, is protected under international copyright laws, with all rights reserved. Neither this manual, nor any of the material contained herein, may be reproduced without the express written consent of the manufacturer. Disclaimer The information in this document is subject to change without notice. The manufacturer makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Further, the manufacturer reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes from time to time in the content hereof without obligation of the manufacturer to notify any person of such revision or changes. Trademark Recognition Microsoft, MS-DOS and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp. MMX, Pentium, Pentium-II, Pentium-III, Celeron are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. VGA, OS/2, PS/2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines. AMD, K5, K6 are registered trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Cyrix, M1 are registered trademarks of Cyrix Corporation. Other product names used in this manual are the properties of their respective owners and are acknowledged. Version 3.0


Chapter 1: Introduction... 1 Welcome... 1 About the Manual... 2 Checklist.. 2 Features.. 3 Chapter 2: Installation.. 6 Before You Begin... 6 Mainboard Guide... 7 I/O Ports Side View.. 9 Preparing the Mainboard.. 10 Install the Mainboard in the System Case.. 18 Make the External Connections. 23 Chapter 3: Setup.. 24 About the Setup Utility... 24 Standard CMOS Setup Option.. 26 BIOS Feature Setup Option.. 27 Chipset Features Option.. 30 Power Management Setup Option.. 33 PNP/PCI Configuration Option.. 35 Load BIOS Defaults Option.. 37 Load Setup Defaults Option.. 37 Integrated Peripherals Option.. 37 Supervisor Password and User Password.. 40 IDE HDD Auto Detection Option.. 41 Save And Exit Setup Option... 41 Exit Without Saving Option.. 41 Chapter 4: Software.. 42 About the Software... 42 Folders for this Mainboard.. 42 Running the Support CD-ROM.. 44 Utility Folder Installation Notes.. 44 CMI8X38 Folder Installation Notes. 45 VIA Folder Installation Notes.. 46 Mainboard (MS7117C) Installation Notes. 48 Appendix 1: Quick Jumper Setting Reference. 49

Chapter 1: Introduction

Congratulations on your purchase of the MS7117C mainboard. This mainboard features the latest VIA ET82C693A/596B chipset. This is a very special mainboard which allows you to install almost any kind of Intel Pentium-II/III processor. The MS7117C is a full-sized ATX board measuring 305x220mm and using 4-layer printed circuit board. The MS7117C includes a PPGA (Plastic Pin Grid Array) Celeron SocketPGA370 processor socket. This feature means that you can install the mainboard with one of the new generation PPGA Celeron cartridges. In addition, the mainboard supports 66 MHz, 100MHz, or a 133 MHz memory bus, so you can use 66MHz or 100MHz memory chips, or higher-performance PC-133 memory chips. The board is installed with an integrated PCI-3D sound system and has a full suite of I/O ports. Seven expansion slots are available for system development and hardware monitoring is supported. This board allows complete flexibility. System integrators can choose from a wide range of PPGA Celeron processors to build the right system, according to their computing needs. This chapter contains the following information: ! About the Manual explains how the information in this manual is organized ! Checklist comprises a list of the standard and optional components that are shipped with this mainboard, ! Features highlights the functions and components that make this one of the best value mainboards on the market

About the Manual

The manual consists of the following chapters: Introduction Use the Introduction Chapter to learn about the features of the mainboard, and the checklist of items that are shipped with the package. Installation Use the Installation Chapter to learn how to install the mainboard and get your system up and running. Setup Use the Setup Chapter to configure the mainboard for optimum performance. Software Use the Software Chapter to learn how to use the software drivers and support programs that are provided with this mainboard.


Compare the contents of your mainboard package with the standard checklist below. If any item is missing or appears damaged, please contact the vendor of your mainboard package.

Standard Items

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1 x MS7117C Mainboard 1 x Cable/Bracket Pack Diskette drive ribbon cable DMA 66 IDE drive ribbon cable This Users Manual Software Support CD-ROM Disc

Optional Items

1 x V 9.0 Fax/Modem Card

# Features

The key feature of this mainboard is the support for PPGA Celeron processors. In addition, this is a full-sized ATX mainboard with a full set of expansion slots for maximum development potential. Support for PPGA Celeron The principal feature of this mainboard is that it can support the latest choice of PPGA Celerons. The new generation PPGA Celeron processors ship in the familiar square plastic package, and they install in a Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) socket called a Socket-370. The new Celeron processors are close to Pentium-II performance because they include a level-2 cache memory of 128K. However, they operate at a 66/100 MHz system bus and they currently ship a clock speeds of 533 MHz. System assemblers can install a second generation PPGA Celeron in the Socket-370 processor socket, and choose the processor they need to meet performance or price targets. You can configure the system for any of the supported processor clock speeds using the BIOS setup utility. It is not necessary to set switches or jumpers. Choice of Memory Options The board has three DIMM slots for the installation of 168-pin, 3.3V standard or registered SDRAM (Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory) memory modules. The system supports memory that has builtin error correction (EC), error correction code (ECC), or has no error correction. If you install the PPGA Celeron processor, you can install memory that operates at 66 MHz (you can install PC-100 memory if you wish, but the system will run the memory at 66 MHz). You can install one, two or three modules. Each memory module can hold a maximum capacity of 128 MB of standard SDRAM chips, or 256 MB of registered SDRAM chips so maximum memory capacity is 384 MB of standard SDRAM memory or 768 MB registered SDRAM memory. Highly Integrated Design This board uses the VIA ET82C693A/596B chipset. The ET82C693A forms the north bridge and supports system buses of 66, 100 and 133MHz. It is AGP Rev. 1 compliant and supports 3.3v AGP devices operating over a 66/133 MHz bus. The memory bus supports the fastest 3

Function Enable flash BIOS Disable flash BIOS Jumper Cap Short pins 1-2 Short pins 2-3 JP7
JP9: 133MHz System Bus Frequency Select Jumper Use this 3-pin jumper to set the system bus frequency. In the normal setting, the system automatically selects the correct frequency according to the kind of processor installed. In the Force 133 MHz setting, the system uses a 133 MHz system bus even if the processor is designed to operate with a 100 MHz bus.
Function Normal Force 133MHz Jumper Cap Short pins 1-2 Short pins 2-3 JP9
Note: When both JP4 and JP9 have the 2-3 pins shorted, the board is set to force a 66 MHz FSB processor to run on a 133 MHz system bus.
J1: Fax/modem Extension Bracket The fax/modem extension bracket is supplied with this mainboard. 1. Locate the J1 fax/modem connector on the mainboard. 2. Remove the expansion slot blanking plate from the system chassis that is adjacent to the fax/modem connector. 3. Install the fax/modem extension bracket on to the J1 connector as shown below. The RJ11 Line and Telephone sockets on the bracket are positioned in the expansion slot with the removed blanking plate.
Line and Tel RJ11 sockets
Fax/modem extension bracket

J1 fax/modem connector

Install the Mainboard in the System Case
Use the screws and mounting brackets supplied with your system case to install the mainboard. Follow the instructions provided by the case manufacturer.
Connect Devices, Switches and Indicators
Note: You might not need to carry out every step in the following procedure. It depends on the options you are installing, and the features that are supported by your system case. Note: Ribbon cable connectors are usually keyed so that they can only be installed correctly on the device connector. If the connector is not keyed make sure that you match the pin-1 side of the cable connector with the pin-1 side of the device connector. Each connector has the pin-1 side clearly marked. The pin-1 side of each ribbon cable is always marked with a red stripe on the cable. IDE & FDD Drives


1. Locate the floppy diskette drive connector FDD1. Use the ribbon cable to connect one or two floppy diskettes to the mainboard. 2. Locate the Enhanced IDE connectors IDE1 (primary) and IDE2 (secondary). A single IDE cable is provided with the mainboard. Connect the cable to IDE1. The cable has two connectors for IDE devices. If you connect two devices, you must configure one device 18

as Master, and one device as Slave. See the documentation provided with the devices for information on this. To install more drives, use another IDE cable and connect one or two devices to IDE2. Power Connector, Panel Connector & Case Fan


1. Locate the power connector ATX1. Connect the power cable from the power supply unit to ATX1. The connector is keyed so that it can only be installed correctly. 2. If your system case has a built-in cooling fan, you can supply power to the fan from the case fan power connector CASEFAN1. Connect the power cable from the fan to CASEFAN1. 3. Locate the bank of switch and indicator 23 PANEL connectors PANEL. These connectors Power SW 22-23 provide control functions to your system HDD LED 20-21 case. Use the illustration on the right and the table below to make the connections.
Function Power Indicator Sleep Switch Green Indicator Keylock Reset Switch Speaker Hard Disk Indicator Power Switch Pins 1+, 2+, 3 4, 5 7+, 8+, 9 10, 11 12, 13 15+, 16, 17, 18 20+, 21 22+, 23
Speaker 15-16-17-18 Reset SW 12-13 KeyLock 10,11 Green LED 7-8-9 Sleep SW 4-5 Power LED 1-2-3
Audio Connectors & Infrared Connector



SIR1 1

1. If you want to install an optional Serial Infrared Port, connect the cable from the optional IR port to the SIR1 connector on the mainboard. Note: An infrared port (SIR1) and a second serial port (COM2) share the same resources. If you install both of these options, you cannot use them both at the same time. Use the setup utility to configure the system to use either the infrared port or the second serial port. See Chapter 3 for more information. 2. The mainboard has three audio connectors. CD1 is a 4-pin audio connector which can be used to input the audio from a CD-ROM or DVD drive. CD2 is exactly the same, except that it supports an alternative kind of connector. Use either CD1 or CD2 to connect your CD/DVD drive audio output. If you have installed a device which supports 24-bit SPDIF digital audio, you can connect the device to the SPDIF input/output connector SPDIF1.

When you are in one of the options that displays a table of items, you can return to the main menu by pressing the Escape key. For some items, you can display a help message by pressing the F1 key. You can change the color scheme of the utility by pressing the F2 key while holding down the Shift key. You can press F5 to discard any changes you have made and return all items to the value that they held when the setup utility was started. You can press F6 to load the displayed items with a standard list of default values. You can press F7 to load the displayed items with a high-performance list of default values.
Standard CMOS Setup Option
This option displays a table of items which defines basic information about your system.
Date and Time The Date and Time items show the current date and time held by your computer. If you are running a Windows operating system, these items will automatically be updated whenever you make changes to the Windows Date and Time Properties utility.
Hard Disks Defaults: Auto These items show the characteristics of any hard disk drives on the four available IDE channels. (Note that SCSI hard disk drives do not appear here.) You can automatically install most modern hard disks using the IDE HDD Auto Detect Option from the main menu. However, if you find that a drive cannot be automatically detected, you can use these items to select USER, and then manually enter the characteristics of the drive. The documentation provided with your drive provides the data you need to fill in the values for CYLS (cylinders), HEAD (read/write heads), and so on. The documentation provided with the drive may not tell you what value to use under the MODE heading. If the drive is smaller than 528 MB, set MODE to Normal. If the drive is larger than 528 MB and it supports Logical Block Addressing, set MODE to LBA. Very few high-capacity drives do not support Logical Block Addressing. If you have such a drive, you might be able to configure it by setting the MODE to Large. If youre not sure which MODE setting is required by your drive, set MODE to Auto and let the setup utility try to determine the mode automatically. Drive A and Drive B Default: None , None These items define the characteristics of any diskette drive attached to the system. You can connect one or two diskette drives. Floppy 3 Mode Support Default: Disabled Floppy 3 mode refers to a 3.5 diskette with a capacity of 1.2 MB. Floppy 3 mode is sometimes used in Japan. Video Default: EGA/VGA This item defines the video mode of the system. This mainboard has a built-in VGA graphics system so you must leave this item at the default value. Halt On Default: All Errors This item defines the operation of the system POST (Power On Self Test) routine. You can use this item to select which kind of errors in the POST are sufficient to halt the system. Base, Extended and Other Memory. These items show how much memory is available on the system. They are automatically detected by the system so you cannot manually make changes to these items.

BIOS Feature Setup Option
This option displays a table of items which defines more advanced information about your system. You can make modifications to most of these items without introducing fatal errors to your system.
CPU Internal Core Speed Default: 350MHz This item should be installed with the rated internal core speed of the Pentium-II class processor that is installed in your system. The setup utility will then automatically configure the system with the correct host bus speed, and bus frequency multiplier. If you set this item to Manual, two new items will appear: CPU Host BUS Frequency and CPU Core:Bus Freq. Multiple. You can use these two items to manually configure the mainboard for the speed of the processor. The values available in these two items will vary, according to the kind of Pentium-II processor that is installed.
Note: Using the three items above, you can configure the mainboard so that it runs a processor faster than the rated clock speed. We strongly recommend that you do not overclock the processor. Overclocking can introduce excess heat, recurring instability, or even complete failure in your system.
CPU Clock Failed Reset Default: Disabled If this item is enabled, and your system crashes three times because you have overclocked the processor, this item will automatically adjust the speed of the processor to the system bus speed multiplied by two.
CIH Buster Protection Default: Enabled Anti-Virus Protection Default: Enabled When CIH Buster Protection item is enabled it provided some protection against viruses which try to destroy BIOS viruses (especially for CIH). When Anti-Virus Protection item is enabled it provides some protection against viruses which try to write to the boot sector and partition table of your hard disk drive. This item is Enabled as a default. You might need to disable it so that you can install an operating system. We recommend that you enable Anti-Virus Protection as soon as you have installed your disk with an OS. CPU Internal Cache Default: Enabled All the processors that can be installed in this mainboard use internal (level 1) cache memory to improve performance. Leave this item at the default value Enabled for better performance. External Cache Default: Enabled Most of the processor cartridges that can be installed in this mainboard have (level 2) external cache memory (the Celeron-266 MHz is an exception). Only enable this item if your processor cartridge has external cache memory. CPU L2 Cache ECC Checking Default: Enabled This item can be used to enable ECC (Error Checking Code) for the level-2 cache memory. We recommend that you leave this item at the default value Enabled. Processor Number Feature Default: Enabled Some new procesosrs (the Pentium-III) are installed with a unique procesosr identification number. If you disable this item, the number will be suppressed so that it cannot be read by other systems on the network. Quick Power On Self Test Default: Enabled You can enable this item to shorten the power on testing and have your system start up a little faster. Boot from LAN First Default: Enabled This items lets you specify that the system will try to load an operating system from a network server first, before booting from any of the local drives. Boot Sequence Default: A, C, SCSI This item defines where the system will look for an operating system, and the order of priority. You can boot an operating system from many locations including a SCSI device, a ZIP drive, a floppy diskette drive, or an LS-120 highcapacity diskette drive. Swap Floppy Drive Default: Disabled If you have two floppy diskette drives in your system, this item allows you to swap around the assigned drive letters so that drive A becomes drive B, and drive B becomes drive A.

Boot Up NumLock Status Default: On This item defines if the keyboard Num Lock key is active when your system is started. Gate A20 Option Default: Normal This option provides compatibility with older software written for the 286 processor. Leave this item at the default value Normal. Memory Parity/ECC Check Default: Disabled This mainboard supports memory modules that have error checking using a parity bit, or using ECC (Error Correction Code). If your memory modules have this function, you can enable this feature for greater reliability. Security Option Default: Setup If you have installed password protection, this item defines if the password is required at system start up, or if it is only required when a user tries to enter the setup utility. PCI/VGA Palette Snoop Default: Disabled This item can help overcome problems that are caused by some non-standard VGA cards. We recommend that you leave this item at the default value Disabled. OS Select For DRAM > 64 MB Default: Non-OS2 This item is required if you have installed more than 64 MB of memory and you are running the OS/2 operating system. Otherwise, leave this item at the default Non-OS2 HDD S.M.A.R.T Capability Default: Disabled S.M.A.R.T is an industry acronym for Self-monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology. If the documentation of your hard disk states that S.M.A.R.T. is supported, you can enable this item. Report No FDD For WIN 95 Default: Yes When the item is enabled, the IRQ-6 can be reserved for another divice if you dont install FDD. Video BIOS Shadow Default: Enabled This item allows the video BIOS to be copied to system memory for faster performance. XXXXX-XXXXX Shadow Default: Disabled These items allow the BIOS of other devices to be copied to system memory for faster performance.

Chipset Features Option

This option displays a table of items which define timing parameters of the mainboard components including the graphics system, the memory, and the system logic. In general rule, you should leave the items on this page at the default values unless you are very familiar with the technical 30
specifications of your hardware. If you change the values, you may introduce fatal errors or recurring instability into your system.

HDD & FDD Default: ON When this item is enabled, it defines system activities which can reset powersaving mode timeouts to zero, or resume the system from a power saving mode. This item is for hard disk and/or diskette drive activity. DMA/master Default: OFF When this item is enabled, it defines system activities which can reset powersaving mode timeouts to zero, or resume the system from a power saving mode. This item is activity through the system DMA controller. Wake Up On LAN Default: Enabled This item allows you to enable or disable the LAN wake up function that is a feature of this mainboard. When enabled, traffic through a network will resume the system from any of the power-saving modes. Modem Ring Resume Default: Disabled This item allows you to enable or disable the modem wakeup function that is a feature of this mainboard. When enabled, traffic through a fax/modem will resume the system from any of the power-saving modes. RTC Alarm Resume Default: Disabled This item lets you install a wakeup alarm, which resumes the system from a power saving mode at a fixed date and time. When the item is enabled, new items appear which allow you to set the date and time of the alarm. Primary INTR Default: On This item acts like a master switch for all the interrupt items that follow. If this item is set to ON, the all the following interrupts can be manually configured to act as resets for the power saving timeouts. If this item is set to OFF, then all the following interrupt items cannot be used to reset the power saving timeouts. IRQX These interrupt events can act as triggers to reset the power saving timeouts or other system maintenance tasks. If you set an interrupt event to Primary, any activity on that interrupt will reset the timeouts that use the primary timer (e.g. the power saving modes). If you set an interrupt to Secondary, then any activity on the interrupt will reset those timeouts that use the secondary timer (usually background maintenance tasks). If you set an interrupt event to Disabled, any activity on the interrupt will not reset the timeouts.
PNP/PCI Configuration Option
This option displays a table of items that configures how PNP (Plug and Play) and PCI expansion cards operate in your system.
PNP OS Installed Default: No If you have installed a Plug and Play operating system such as Windows 95 or 98, you can change this item to Yes. When the item is set to Yes you can use the Device Manager utility in the operating system to make changes to the configuration of expansion cards. Resources Controlled By Default: Manual You should leave this item at the default Manual. If you find that you cannot get a particular expansion card to work properly, you might be able to solve the problem by changing this item to Manual, and defining the characteristics of the card in the new items which appear. In the default Manual, the display will list a series of items that allow you to define the assignments of the system interrupt lines (IRQs) and Direct Memory Access (DMA) channels. As a default, these items are set to PCI/ISA PnP. If you install an ISA-bus card that does not support PNP, and it requires a special IRQ and DMA, you can modify the list of assignments. Change the values of the IRQ and DMA that are required to Legacy ISA. Reset Configuration Data Default: Disabled If you enable this item and restart the system, any PNP configuration data stored in the BIOS setup will be cleared from memory. New updated configuration data will be created. Assign IRQ for USB Default: Enabled When this item is enabled, the system will assign an IRQ to the USB ports.

Load BIOS Defaults Option
This option displays a dialog box which allows you to install BIOS defaults for all appropriate items in the whole setup utility. Press the Y key and then the Enter key to install the defaults. Press the N key and then Enter to not install the defaults. The BIOS defaults do not place great demands on the system and are generally very stable. If your system is not running correctly, you might like to install the BIOS defaults as a first step in getting your system working properly again. If you only want to install BIOS defaults for a specific option, select and display the option, and press the F6 key.
Load Setup Defaults Option
This option displays a dialog box which allows you install setup defaults for all appropriate items in the whole setup utility. Press the Y key and then the Enter key to install the defaults. Press the N key and then Enter to not install the defaults. The setup defaults can place some demands on the system that are greater than the performance level of the components, such as the processor and the memory. You could cause fatal errors or recurring instability of you install the optimum defaults when your hardware does not support it. If you only want to install optimum settings defaults for a specific option, select and display that option, and then press the F7 key.
Integrated Peripherals Option
This option displays a list of items which defines the operation of some peripheral items on the systems input/output ports.
OnChip IDE Channel0 Default: Enabled OnChip IDE Channel1 Default: Enabled You can use these items to enable or disable the primary (0) and secondary (1) IDE channels that are built into this mainboard. When one or both channels are enabled, items appear which allow you to set the PIO (programmable input/output) mode and the UltraDMA mode for master and slave devices on the channels. We recommend that you leave these items at the default value Auto. The system will then automatically use the best performance PIO mode and UltraDMA mode for each device. IDE Prefetch Mode Default: Enabled The built-in IDE drive interfaces support IDE prefetching for faster drive accesses. If you use an alternative IDE interface (on an expansion card), disable this field if the alternate IDE interface does not support prefetching. IDE HDD Block Mode Default: Enabled IDE hard disks can deliver better performance if they use block mode transfer. Most modern hard disk drives support block mode transfers so this item is Enabled as a default. IDE Primary Master PIO Default: Auto IDE Primary Slave PIO Default: Auto IDE Secondary Master PIO Default: Auto IDE Secondary Slave PIO Default: Auto Each IDE channel supports a master device and a slave device. These four items let you assign which kind of PIO (Programmed Input/Output) is used by IDE devices. You can choose Auto, to let the system auto detect which PIO mode is best, or you can install a PIO mode from 0-4.

Supervisor Password and User Password
These two items can be used to install a Supervisor Password and a User Password. If you log on as Supervisor, you have full access to the system, and you can restrict the permissions granted to someone who logs on as User. For example, a Supervisor can restrict a User from entering the setup utility. To install a Supervisor or User Password, follow these steps: 1. Highlight the item Supervisor/User password on the main menu and press Enter. 2. The password dialog box will appear. 3. If you are installing a new password, carefully type in the password. You cannot use more than 8 characters or numbers. The password will differentiate between upper case and lower characters. Press Enter after you have typed in the password. If you are deleting a password that is already installed just press Enter when the password dialog box appears.
4. The system will ask you to confirm the new password by asking you to type it in a second time. Carefully type the password again and press Enter, or just press Enter if you are deleting a password that is already installed. 5. If you typed the password correctly, the password will be installed.
IDE HDD Auto Detection Option
This item automatically detects and installs any hard disk drives installed on the primary and secondary IDE channel. Most modern drives can be detected. If you are using a very old drive that cant be detected, you can install it manually using the Standard CMOS Setup option. Setup will check for two devices on the primary IDE channel and then two devices on the secondary IDE channel. At each device, the system will flash an N in the dialog box. Press Enter to skip the device and proceed to the next device. Press Y, then Enter to tell the system to auto-detect the device.
Save And Exit Setup Option
Highlight this item and press Enter to save the changes that you have made in the setup utility and exit the setup program. When the Save and Exit dialog box appears, press Y to save and exit, or press N to return to the setup main menu.
Exit Without Saving Option
Highlight this item and press Enter to discard any changes that you have made in the setup utility and exit the setup program. When the Exit Without Saving dialog box appears, press Y to discard changes and exit, or press N to return to the setup main menu.

Chapter 4: Software

About the Software
The software for this mainboard is supplied on a CD-ROM. The disk has some folders that can be used by many different mainboards, for example the UTILITY folders. Some folders can only be used by mainboards which have certain brands of chipsets, for example the INTEL and VIA folders. In addition, software that is specifically intended for one kind of mainboard is stored in a folder with the name of that board. The folder for this mainboard is stored in the MS7117C folder. Note: Never try to install software from a folder that is not specified for use with your mainboard.

Utility Folder Installation Notes
Award Flash Memory Utility This utility lets you erase the system BIOS stored on a Flash Memory chip on the mainboard, and lets you copy an updated BIOS to the chip. Take care how you use this program. If you erase the current BIOS and fail to write a new BIOS, or write a new BIOS that is incorrect, your system will malfunction. There are several flash memory utilities. For this mainboard you must use the AWD753.EXE utility. To use the utility, you must be in real-mode DOS (not the DOS box that is available in Windows 95/98/NT). If you are using WINDOWS 95/98, shut down your computer and select the option Restart in DOS in the shut-down dialog box. If you are running Windows NT, shut down your computer and boot from a DOS diskette temporarily in order to run the flash memory utility. DirectX5 Drivers The DirectX drivers are for installation only in Windows 95/98. The directX drivers need to be installed before you install an AGP driver. You may be able to get more up-to-date directX drivers from the Microsoft web site. Start the installation by clicking on the file DX5CORE.EXE. GAMUT The Gamut audio rack software for the built-in sound system is provided for different languages. Log on to the appropriate directory for your language, then run SETUP to install the application software. 44
MediaRing Talk To install the MediaRing Talk voice modem software for the built-in modem, run MRTALK99-SETUP. PC-Cillin Anti-Virus Utility Anti-virus software is provided for DOS, for WIN95, and WIN 98. Log on to the appropriate directory for your operating system. For DOS, copy all the files in the DOS folder to your hard disk drive. For Windows 95, log on to the Disk 1 folder and run SETUP. For Windows 98, run SETUP. Super Voice To install the Super Voice voice, fax, data communication application for use with the built-in fax/modem, run PICSHELL.
CMI8X38 Folder Installation Notes

Audio Software

This folder has software and drivers for the sound system that is integrated on this mainboard. Drivers are provided for Windows 95/98, Windows NT, and DOS. An MS-WORD format manual is stored in the MANUAL folder. DOS Installation Log on to the DOSDRV folder and run the program INSTALL.EXE Windows 95/98 Installation Please specify the path to the CD-ROM\CMI8X38\AUDIO\W95-98\DRV when your system detects the installed audio system. To install the audio applications, log on to the W95-98 folder, and then log on to the APPS folder. Run the SETUP program. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Windows NT 4.0 Installation Press the "Start" button. Move the highlight to "Settings" and select "Control Panel". Double click on the "Multimedia" icon. Select the "Devices" tab. Press the "Add." button. Select item "Unlisted or Updated Driver" in the "List of Drivers" list box. 7. Specify the path to the PCI audio NT drivers. 8. Select "C-Media CM8738 PCI Device" and press the "OK" button. 9. Choose proper I/O or the "OK" button for the default setting. 45

1. Get the file "USBSUPP.EXE" from Microsoft, which includes the USB supplement and a new memory manager (VMM32.VxD) needed for the AGP DIME (Direct Memory Execute) feature. 2. Get DirectX 5.0 from Microsoft. DirectX 5.0 is the first DirectX version that supports AGP's DIME. 3. Get AGP Master (i.e., AGP VGA) Driver from the vendor of your AGP graphics adapter. 4. Get "VIAGART.VXD", a virtual device manager which usually will be installed in the following installation procedure of the Windows 95 card driver. Installation Instructions 1. Click the Windows Start button, and then click on Run. 2. Browse to the correct folder and select the program called SETUP.EXE. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
Mainboard (MS7117C) Installation Notes
Most of the sub-folders in this folder are empty, with a short README file giving directions to alternate folders for the appropriate software. Two folders contain software that you can install. Monitor Sub-folder The software in this folder provides a graphical interface to the hardware monitoring feature of this mainboard. The software will run under Windows 95/98 or Windows NT4.0. Follow the installation instructions contained in the file INSTALL.TXT.
Appendix 1: Quick Jumper Setting Reference
PANEL: Case Switches and Indicators Use the Panel connector to implement the switches and indicators on the system case.
23 Function Power Indicator Sleep Switch Green Indicator Keylock Reset Switch Speaker Hard Disk Indicator Power Switch Pins 1+, 2+, 3 4, 5 7+, 8+, 9 10, 11 12, 13 15+, 16, 17, 18 20+, 21 22+, 23
Power SW 22-23 HDD LED 20-21 Speaker 15-16-17-18 Reset SW 12-13 KeyLock 10,11 Green LED 7-8-9 Sleep SW 4-5 Power LED 1-2-3 1



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