Here you can find all about Gigabyte GA-M61pme-s2 like motherboard and other informations. For example: manual, specs, drivers.
Gigabyte GA-M61pme-s2 manual (user guide) is ready to download for free.
On the bottom of page users can write a review. If you own a Gigabyte GA-M61pme-s2 please write about it to help other people. [ Report abuse or wrong photo | Share your Gigabyte GA-M61pme-s2 photo ]
Call of Duty Black Ops Reznov&Mason kill Steiner gameplay 2 in 1
User reviews and opinions
|Matrose||11:53pm on Tuesday, October 12th, 2010|
|Great and stable board After my last motherboard died, I went online looking for a cheap but stable board.|
|Roger Creasy||6:59pm on Sunday, July 11th, 2010|
|Bought this Motherboard and no video displays. So at the start of the week I ordered this Motherboard,the next night I installed it. Avoid The Gigabyte GA-M61PME-S2P Motherboard Pros: Good instruction booklet; well marked connection points on board. Cons: Poor design.|
Comments posted on www.ps2netdrivers.net are solely the views and opinions of the people posting them and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of us.
- 15 -
1-4-2 Installing a Memory
Before installing a memory module , make sure to turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the memory module. DDR2 DIMMs are not compatible to DDR DIMMs. Be sure to install DDR2 DIMMs on this motherboard.
A DDR2 memory module has a notch, so it can only fit in one direction. Follow the steps below to correctly install your memory modules in the memory sockets. Step 1: Note the orientation of the memory module. Spread the retaining clips at both ends of the memory socket. Place the memory module on the socket. As indicated in the picture on the left, place your fingers on the top edge of the memory, push down on the memory and insert it vertically into the memory socket.
Step 2: The clips at both ends of the socket will snap into place when the memory module is securely inserted.
- 16 -
Installing an Expansion Card
Read the following guidelines before you begin to install an expansion card: Make sure the motherboard supports the expansion card. Carefully read the manual that came with your expansion card. Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before installing an expansion card to prevent hardware damage.
PCI Express x16 Slot
PCI Express x1 Slot
Follow the steps below to correctly install your expansion card in the expansion slot. 1. Locate an expansion slot that supports your card. Remove the metal slot cover from the chassis back panel. 2. Align the card with the slot, and press down on the card until it is fully seated in the slot. 3. Make sure the metal contacts on the card are completely inserted into the slot. 4. Secure the card's metal bracket to the chassis back panel with a screw. 5. After installing all expansion cards, replace the chassis cover(s). 6. Turn on your computer. If necessary, go to BIOS Setup to make any required BIOS changes for your expansion card(s). 7. Install the driver provided with the expansion card in your operating system. Example: Installing and Removing a PCI Express x16 Graphics Card: Installing a Graphics Card: Gently push down on the top edge of the card until it is fully inserted into the PCI Express x16 slot. Make sure the card is securely seated in the slot and does not rock.
Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, if you do not encounter problems using the current version of BIOS, it is recommended that you not flash the BIOS. To flash the BIOS, do it with caution. Inadequate BIOS flashing may result in system malfunction. BIOS will emit a beep code during the POST. Refer to Chapter 5, "Troubleshooting," for the beep codes description. It is recommended that you not alter the default settings (unless you need to) to prevent system instability or other unexpected results. Inadequately altering the settings may result in system's failure to boot. If this occurs, try to clear the CMOS values and reset the board to default values. (Refer to the "Load Optimized Defaults" section in this chapter or introductions of the battery/clearing CMOS jumper in Chapter 1 for how to clear the CMOS values.)
- 29 -
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally Copyright (C) 1984-2007, Award Software, Inc.
The following screen may appear when the computer boots.
Motherboard Model BIOS Version
M61PME-S2 D1a. <DEL>: BIOS Setup/Q-Flash <F9>: XpressRecovery2 <F12>: Boot Menu <End>: Qflash 12/17/2007-NV-MCP61-6A61KG09C-00
Function Keys: <DEL>: BIOS Setup/Q-Flash Press the <Delete> key to enter BIOS Setup or to access the Q-Flash utility in BIOS Setup. <F9>: Xpress Recovery2 If you have ever entered Xpress Recovery2 to back up hard drive data using the motherboard driver disk, the <F9> key can be used for subsequent access to XpressRecovery2 during the POST. For more information, refer to Chapter 4, "Xpress Recovery2." <F12>: Boot Menu Boot Menu allows you to set the first boot device without entering BIOS Setup. In Boot Menu, use the up arrow key < > or the down arrow key< > to select the first boot device, then press <Enter> to accept. To exit Boot Menu, press <Esc>. The system will directly boot from the device configured in Boot Menu. Note: The setting in Boot Menu is effective for one time only. After system restart, the device boot order will still be based on BIOS Setup settings. You can access Boot Menu again to change the first boot device setting as needed. <End>: Q-Flash Press the <End> key to access the Q-Flash utility directly without having to enter BIOS Setup first.
- 30 -
The Main Menu
Once you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main Menu (as shown below) appears on the screen. Use arrow keys to move among the items and press <Enter> to accept or enter a sub-menu.
(Sample BIOS Version: D1a)
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving : Select Item F10: Save & Exit Setup Time, Date, Hard Disk Type.
ESC: Quit F8: Q-Flash
BIOS Setup Program Function Keys
< >< >< <Enter> <Esc> >< > Move the selection bar to select an item Execute command or enter the submenu Main Menu: Exit the BIOS Setup program Submenus: Exit current submenu Increase the numeric value or make changes Decrease the numeric value or make changes Show descriptions of the function keys Move cursor to the Item Help block on the right (submenus only) Restore the previous BIOS settings for the current submenus Load the Fail-Safe BIOS default settings for the current submenus Load the Optimized BIOS default settings for the current submenus Access the Q-Flash utility Display system information Save all the changes and exit the BIOS Setup program
<Page Up> <Page Down> <F1> <F2> <F5> <F6> <F7> <F8> <F9> <F10>
Main Menu Help The onscreen description of a highlighted setup option is displayed on the bottom line of the Main Menu. Submenu Help While in a submenu, press <F1> to display a help screen (General Help) of function keys available for the menu. Press <Esc> to exit the help screen. Help for each item is in the Item Help block on the right side of the submenu. If you do not find the settings you want in the Main Menu or a submenu, press <Ctrl>+<F1> to access more advanced options. When the system is not stable as usual, select the Load Optimized Defaults item to set your system to its defaults. The BIOS Setup menus described in this chapter are for reference only and may differ by BIOS version. - 31 BIOS Setup
Standard CMOS Features
Use this menu to configure the system time and date, hard drive types, floppy disk drive types, and the type of errors that stop the system boot, etc.
Advanced BIOS Features
Use this menu to configure the device boot order, advanced features available on the CPU, and the primary display adapter.
Use this menu to configure all peripheral devices, such as IDE, SATA, USB, integrated audio, and integrated LAN, etc.
Power Management Setup
Use this menu to configure all the power-saving functions.
Use this menu to configure the system's PCI & PnP resources.
PC Health Status
Use this menu to see information about autodetected system/CPU temperature, system voltage and fan speed, etc.
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
Fail-Safe defaults are factory settings for the most stable, minimal-performance system operations.
Load Optimized Defaults
Optimized defaults are factory settings for optimal-performance system operations.
Set Supervisor Password
Change, set, or disable password. It allows you to restrict access to the system and BIOS Setup. A supervisor password allows you to make changes in BIOS Setup.
Set User Password
Change, set, or disable password. It allows you to restrict access to the system and BIOS Setup. An user password only allows you to view the BIOS settings but not to make changes.
Save & Exit Setup
Save all the changes made in the BIOS Setup program to the CMOS and exit BIOS Setup. (Pressing <F10> can also carry out this task.)
Exit Without Saving
Abandon all changes and the previous settings remain in effect. Pressing <Y> to the confirmation message will exit BIOS Setup. (Pressing <Esc> can also carry out this task.)
- 32 -
Standard CMOS Features
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Date (mm:dd:yy) Time (hh:mm:ss) Fri, Dec 11:52:24 [None] [None] [None] [None] [1.44M, 3.5"] [Disabled] [All, But Keyboard] 640K 447M Item Help Menu Level
IDE Channel 0 Master IDE Channel 0 Slave IDE Channel 2 Master IDE Channel 3 Master Drive A Floppy 3 Mode Support Halt On Base Memory Extended Memory
: Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value F6: Fail-Safe Default
ESC: Exit F1: General Help F7: Optimized Defaults
Sets the system date. The date format is week (read-only), month, date and year. Select the desired field and use the up arrow or down arrow key to set the date.
Sets the system time. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:0:0. Select the desired field and use the up arrow or down arrow key to set the time.
IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave
IDE HDD Auto-Detection Press <Enter> to autodetect the parameters of the IDE/SATA device on this channel. IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave Configure your IDE/SATA devices by using one of the three methods below: Auto Lets BIOS automatically detect IDE/SATA devices during the POST. (Default) None If no IDE/SATA devices are used, set this item to None so the system will skip the detection of the device during the POST for faster system startup. Manual Allows you to manually enter the specifications of the hard drive when the hard drive access mode is set to CHS. Access Mode Sets the hard drive access mode. Options are: Auto (default), CHS, LBA, Large.
IDE Channel 2/3 Master
IDE Auto-Detection Press <Enter> to autodetect the parameters of the IDE/SATA device on this channel. Extended IDE Drive Configure your IDE/SATA devices by using one of the two methods below: Auto Lets BIOS automatically detect IDE/SATA devices during the POST. (Default) None If no IDE/SATA devices are used, set this item to None so the system will skip the detection of the device during the POST for faster system startup. Access Mode Sets the hard drive access mode. Options are: Auto (default), Large. - 33 BIOS Setup
First/Second/Third Boot Device
Specifies the boot order from the available devices. Use the up or down arrow key to select a device and press <Enter> to accept. Options are: Floppy, LS120, Hard Disk, CDROM, ZIP, USB-FDD, USB-ZIP, USB-CDROM, USB-HDD, Legacy LAN, Disabled.
Specifies whether a password is required every time the system boots, or only when you enter BIOS Setup. After configuring this item, set the password(s) under the Set Supervisor/User Password item in the BIOS Main Menu. Setup A password is only required for entering the BIOS Setup program. (Default) System A password is required for booting the system and for entering the BIOS Setup program.
- 35 -
HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability
Enables or disables the S.M.A.R.T. (Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology) capability of your hard drive. This feature allows your system to report read/write errors of the hard drive and to issue warnings when a third party hardware monitor utility is installed. (Default: Disabled)
Enables or disables Away Mode in Windows XP Media Center operating system. Away Mode allows the system to silently perform unattended tasks while in a low-power mode that appears off (Default: Disabled)
Init Display First
Specifies the first initiation of the monitor display from the installed PCI graphics card, PCI Express graphics card, or the onboard VGA. PCI Slot Sets the PCI graphics card as the first display. Onboard VGA Sets the onboard VGA as the first display. PEG Sets PCI Express graphics card as the first display. (Default)
Frame Buffer Size
Frame buffer size is the total amount of system memory allocated solely for the onboard graphics controller. MS-DOS, for example, will use only this memory for display. Options are: 32M, 64M (default), 128M, 256M, Disabled.
Enables or disables the onboard VGA function. Enable If No Ext PEG Activates the onboard VGA only if no PCI Express VGA card is installed. (Default) Always Enable Always activates the onboard VGA, whether or not a PCI Express card is installed. If you wish to set up a dual view configuration, set this item to Always Enable.
- 36 -
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Integrated Peripherals [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [SHADOW] [Press Enter] [Auto] [Auto] [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [378/IRQ7] [SPP] 3 [V1.1+V2.0] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Enabled] Item Help Menu Level
On-Chip IDE Channel NV SATA Controller IDE Prefetch Mode USB Memory Type Serial-ATA RAID Config Onboard Audio Function On-Chip MAC Lan Onboard LAN Boot ROM Onboard Serial Port 1 Onboard Parallel Port Parallel Port Mode x ECP Mode Use DMA On-Chip USB USB Keyboard Support USB Mouse Support Legacy USB storage detect
On-Chip IDE Channel
Enables or disables the integrated IDE controller. (Default: Enabled)
NV SATA Controller
Enables or disables the integrated SATA 3Gb/s controller. (Default: Enabled)
IDE Prefetch Mode
Enables or disbales prefetch mode for the integrated IDE controller. Enabled activates the IDE prefetch buffer to enhance hard drive performance. (Default: Enabled)
USB Memory Type
Specifies the type of memory allocated for USB devices. Options are: SHADOW (default), Base Memory (640K).
Serial-ATA RAID Config
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Serial-ATA RAID Config NV SATA RAID function x NV SATA 1 Primary RAID x NV SATA 1 Secondary RAID [Disabled] Enabled Enabled Item Help Menu Level
- 37 -
NV SATA RAID function
Enables or disables RAID for the integrated SATA 3Gb/s controller. Enabled allows you to configure RAID for individual SATA channel. (Default: Disabled)
NV SATA 1 Primary RAID
Enables or disables RAID for the first channel of the integrated SATA 3Gb/s controller. This item is configurable only if the NV SATA RAID function item is set to Enabled. (Default: Enabled)
NV SATA 1 Secondary RAID
Enables or disables RAID for the second channel of the integrated SATA 3Gb/s controller. This item is configurable only if the NV SATA RAID function item is set to Enabled.
Onboard Audio Function
Enables or disables the onboard audio function. (Default: Auto) If you wish to install a 3rd party add-in audio card instead of using the onboard audio, set this item to Disabled.
On-Chip MAC Lan
Enables or disables the onboard LAN function. (Default: Auto) If you wish to install a 3rd party add-in network card instead of using the onboard LAN, set this item to Disabled.
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Allows you to decide whether to activate the boot ROM integrated with the onboard LAN chip. (Default: Disabled)
Onboard Serial Port 1
Enables or disables the first serial port and specifies its base I/O address and corresponding interrupt. Options are: Auto, 3F8/IRQ4 (default), 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3, Disabled.
Update the BIOS without Using the Internet Update Function
Step 1: Click Update New BIOS.
Step 2: In the Open dialog box, select All Files (*.*) in the Files of type list. Select the location where you save the BIOS update file (e.g. M61PMES2. F1) obtained from the Internet or through other source. Step 3: Press OK to begin the BIOS update process. Upon completion, restart your system.
Make sure the extracted BIOS file matches your motherboard model. Updating the BIOS with an incorrect BIOS file could result in an unbootable system. Step 4: As the system boots, press <Delete> to enter the BIOS Setup program. Select Load Optimized Defaults and press <Enter> to load BIOS defaults.
- 62 -
EasyTune TM 5, an easy-to-use and convenient system overclocking and management tool, lets you do overclock and overvoltage in Windows environment, eliminating the need to enter the BIOS Setup program. EasyTune 5 provides the following functions (Note 1): overclocking/overvoltage, C.I.A./ M.I.B. (Note 2), smart fan control, and hardware monitoring and warning. (For instructions on using EasyTune5, read or download the information on/from the Support\Motherboard\Utility page on our website.)
The EasyTune 5 Interface
Button Information Table
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Button/Display OVERCLOCKING C.I.A./M.I.B. SMART FAN PC HEALTH GO EASY MODE/ADVANCED MODE Display Field Function LEDs GIGABYTE Logo Help Exit or Minimize Description Enters the Overclocking setting page Enters the C.I.A. and M.I.B. setting page Enters the Smart-Fan setting page Enters the PC Health setting page Confirmation and Execution button Toggles between Easy and Advance Mode Displays panel of CPU frequency Shows the information of the current function Visits GIGABYTE website Displays EasyTune TM 5 help screen Quits or minimizes EasyTune TM 5
Incorrectly doing overclock/overvoltage may result in damage to CPU, chipset, or memory and reduce the useful life of these components. Before you do the overclock/overvoltage, make sure that you fully know how to use each function of EasyTune 5, or system instability or other unexpected results may occur. (Note 1) Available functions in EasyTune 5 may differ by motherboard model. (Note 2) C.I.A. and M.I.B. may provide optimizations for CPU and memory, enhancing the performance of these components. - 63 Unique Features
Windows Vista ReadyBoost
Windows ReadyBoost allows you to use flash memory on a Windows Vista certified USB flash drive to boost your computer's performance. You may enable ReadyBoost and allocate part of your USB flash drive's memory to speed up your computer.
Follow the steps below to enable the ReadyBoost function: Step 1: Go to Computer. Right-click on the USB flash drive icon and choose Properties.
Step 2: In the ReadyBoost tab, select Use this device. Under Space to reserve for system speed, set the amount of memory space to use for ReadyBoost using the slider or spin box. Click Apply and then OK to turn on ReadyBoost.
The USB flash drive must have at least 256 MB of space. The recommended amount of memory to use for ReadyBoost acceleration is one to three times the amount of RAM installed in your computer.
- 64 -
Chapter 5 Appendix
A. B. C. D. E.
Configuring SATA Hard Drive(s)
Install SATA hard drive(s) in your computer. Configure SATA controller mode in BIOS Setup. Configure a RAID array in RAID BIOS. (Note) Make a floppy disk containing the SATA RAID driver. (Note) Install the SATA RAID driver (Note) and operating system.
To configure SATA hard drive(s), follow the steps below:
Before you begin
Please prepare: At least two SATA hard drives (to ensure optimal performance, it is recommended that you use two hard drives with identical model and capacity). If you do not want to create RAID, you may prepare only one hard drive. An empty formatted floppy disk. Windows Vista/XP/2000 setup disk. Motherboard driver disk.
5-1-1 Configuring the Onboard SATA Controller
A. Installing SATA hard drive(s) in your computer
Attach one end of the SATA signal cable to the rear of the SATA hard drive and the other end to an available SATA port on the motherboard. Then connect the power connector from your power supply to the hard drive.
Skip this step if you do not want to create RAID array on the SATA controller.
- 65 -
B. Configuring SATA controller mode in BIOS Setup
Make sure to configure the SATA controller mode correctly in system BIOS Setup. Step 1: Turn on your computer and press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup during the POST (Power-On Self-Test). Under Integrated Peripherals, ensure NV SATA Controller is enabled. To configure a RAID array, go to the Serial-ATA RAID Config submenu.
MediaShield Utility Nov - Define a New Array RAID Mode: Striping Striping Block: Optimal
Free Disks Port Disk Model 1.0 1.1 ST3120026AS ST3120026AS
Capacity 111.79GB 111.79GB  Add
Array Disks Port Disk Model
[ ] Del [ESC] Quit [F6] Back [F7] Finish [TAB] Navigate [ Select ] [ENTER] Popup
Figure 4 - 67 Appendix
Step 5: Next, select the hard drives which you wish to be included in the disk array. The Free Disks block displays the information about the SATA hard drives that are available for use as RAID array drives. Press <Tab> to move to the Free Disks block. Select the target hard drives using the up or down arrow key and use the right arrow key to add the hard drives to the Array Disks block (Figure 5).
Free Disks Port Disk Model
Capacity  Add
Array Disks Port Disk Model 1.0 1.1 ST3120026AS ST3120026AS
Capacity 111.79GB 111.79GB
Figure 5 Step 6: After assigning the RAID drives, press <F7>. A message which says "Clear disk data?" appears (Figure 6). Press <Y> to confirm or press <N> to cancel. (If the hard drives contain a previously created RAID array, you need to press <Y> to clear the data in the hard drives.)
Clear disk data? Array Disks Port Disk Model [Y] YES disk NO ? Clear [N] data 1.0.M  Add 1.1.M [Y] YES [ ] Del [ Select ] [N] NO ST3120026AS ST3120026AS
- 68 -
After that, the Array List screen appears, displaying the RAID array that you have created (Figure 7).
MediaShield Utility Nov - Array List Boot No Status Healthy Vendor NVIDIA Array Model Name STRIPE 223.57G
[ Select ]
[B] Set Boot
[N] New Array
To read more information about the RAID array, press <Enter> to enter the Array Detail screen (Figure 8), which shows various information about the array, including the RAID mode, stripe block size, hard drive model name, and hard drive capacity, etc.
Array 2: NVIDIA STRIPE 233.57G - Array Detail RAID Mode: Striping Striping Width : 2
Striping Block: 64K
Port 1.0 1.1
Index 0 1
Disk Model ST3120026AS ST3120026AS
[C] Clear Disk
Figure 8 To delete the array, press <D> in the Array Detail screen. When the "Delete this array?" message appears, press <Y> to confirm or <N> to cancel. Press <Enter> to return to the Array List screen. To exit the NVIDIA RAID setup utility, press <Esc> in the main menu or <Ctrl>+<X> in the Array List screen. Now, you can proceed to the installation of the SATA controller driver and operating system.
- 69 -
5-1-2 Making a SATA RAID Driver Diskette (For Windows XP and 2000)
To successfully install Windows XP/2000 onto SATA hard drive(s) that is/are configured to RAID mode, you need to install the SATA controller driver during the OS installation. Without the driver, the hard drive may not be recognized during the Windows setup process. First of all, copy the driver for the SATA controller from the motherboard driver disk to a floppy disk. See the instructions below about how to copy the driver in MS-DOS mode (Note). Prepare a startup disk that has CD-ROM support and a blank formatted floppy disk.
Step 1: Insert the prepared startup disk and the motherboard driver disk for Windows XP in your system. Boot from the startup disk. Once at the A:\> prompt, change to your optical drive (example: D:\>). At the D:\> prompt, type the following two commands. Press <Enter> after each command (Figure 1): cd bootdrv menu Step 2: When the controller menu (Figure 2) appears, remove the startup disk and insert the blank formatted disk. Select the controller driver by pressing the corresponding letter from the menu. In the example in Figure 2, the NVIDIA MCP61 Series Raid series are for the NVIDIA GeForce 6100/ nForce 430 chipset. For example, to install Windows XP (32-bit) onto the RAID drives, press <A> to select A)nVIDIA MCP61 Series Raid(XP). The B)nVIDIA MCP61 Series Raid(64Bit) is for Windows XP 64-bit and 9)nVIDIA MCP61 Series Raid(2K) for Windows 2000.Your system will then automatically zip and transfer this driver file to the floppy disk. Press <0> to exit when finished.
Figure 1 (Note)
For users without a startup disk: Use an alternative system and insert the motherboard driver disk. From your optical drive folder, double click the MENU.exe file in the BootDrv folder (Figure 3). A command prompt window will open similar to that in Figure 2.
Figure 3 GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard - 70 -
5-1-3 Installing the SATA RAID Driver and Operating System
Now that you have prepared the SATA RAID driver diskette for Windows XP/2000 and configured the required BIOS settings, you are ready to install the operating system onto your hard drive(s). Please note that installation of Windows Vista does not require you to install the RAID driver during the OS installation process. The following is an example of Windows XP installation.
Step 1: Restart your system to boot from the Windows XP setup disk and press <F6> as soon as you see the message "Press F6 if you need to install a 3rd party SCSI or RAID driver" (Figure 1). After pressing <F6>, there will be a few moments of some files being loaded before you see the next screen.
Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver.
Figure 1 Step 2: When a screen similar to that below appears, insert the floppy disk containing the SATA RAID driver and press <S> (Figure 2).
Windows Setup Setup could not determine the type of one or more mass storage devices installed in your system, or you have chosen to manually specify an adapter. Currently, Setup will load support for the following mass storage devices(s) <none> * To specify additional SCSI adapters, CD-ROM drives, or special disk controllers for use with Windows, including those for which you have a device support disk from a mass storage device manufacturer, press S. * If you do not have any device support disks from a mass storage device manufacturer, or do not want to specify additional mass storage devices for use with Windows, press ENTER.
S=Specify Additional Device ENTER=Continue F3=Exit
Figure 2 - 71 Appendix
Step 3: When installing the RAID driver, for example, if Setup correctly recognizes the driver in the floppy disk, a controller menu similar to that in Figure 3 below will appear. Use the arrow keys to select NVIDIA RAID CLASS DRIVER and press <Enter>. Later, when a screen similar to that in Figure 4 appears, you must press <S> to select an additional driver. The screen will return to previous screen as shown in Figure 3. Select NVIDIA nForce Storage Controller and press <Enter>.
You have chosen to configure a SCSI Adapter for use with Windows, using a device support disk provided by an adapter manufacturer. Select the SCSI Adapter you want from the following list, or press ESC to return to the previous screen.
NVIDIA RAID CLASS DRIVER (required) NVIDIA nForce Storage Controller (required)
Windows Setup Setup will load support for the following mass storage device(s): NVIDIA RAID CLASS DRIVER (required) * To specify additional SCSI adapters, CD-ROM drives, or special disk controllers for use with Windows, including those for which you have a device support disk from a mass storage device manufacturer, press S. * If you do not have any device support disks from a mass storage device manufacturer, or do not want to specify additional mass storage devices for use with Windows, press ENTER.
A. Configuring Speakers:
(The following instructions use Windows XP as the example operating system.) Step 1: After installing the audio driver, the Audio Manager icon will appear in your system tray. Doubleclick the icon to access the Audio Control Panel.
Before installing the audio driver, make sure the "Microsoft UAA Bus driver for High Definition Audio" has been installed from the motherboard driver disk and your operating system has been updated with the latest Service Pack for Windows.
(Note) 2/4/5.1-Channel Audio Configurations: Refer to the following for multi-channel speaker configurations. 2-channel audio: Headphone or Line out. 4-channel audio: Front speaker out and Rear speaker out. 5.1-channel audio: Front speaker out, Rear speaker out, and Center/Subwoofer speaker out. GA-M61PME-S2 Motherboard - 74 -
Step 2: Click the Audio I/O tab. In the speaker list on the left, select 2CH Speaker, 4CH Speaker, or 6CH Speaker according to the type of speaker configuration you wish to set up.
Step 3: The pictures to the right show the 2-, 4-, 5.1-channel speaker configurations.
Speakers or Headphones
Front Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out
Step 4: Everytime you connect an audio device to an audio jack, the Connected device box appears. Select the device according to the type of device you connect. Then click OK to complete the configuration.
- 75 -
B. Configuring Sound Effect:
You may configure an audio environment on the Sound Effect tab.
C. Activating an AC'97 Front Panel Audio Module:
If your chassis provides an AC'97 front panel audio module, to activate the AC'97 functionality, click the tool icon on the Audio I/O tab. On the Connector Settings box, select the Disable front panel jack detection check box. Click OK to complete.
D. Muting the Back Panel Audio (For HD Audio Only):
Click the tool icon on the Audio I/O tab. On the Connector Settings box, select the Mute rear panel output when front headphone plugged in check box. Click OK to complete.
- 76 -
5-2-2 Installing the S/PDIFOut Cable (Optional)
The S/PDIF out cable provides S/PDIF out functionalities.
Optical S/PDIF Out
The S/PDIF out jacks can transmit audio signals to an external decoder for decoding to get the best audio quality. Install the S/PDIF in and out cable first if you want to output S/PDIF digital audio signals to an external decoder.
5-3-2 Troubleshooting Procedure
If you encounter any troubles during system startup, follow the troubleshooting procedure below to solve the problem.
Turn off the power. Remove all peripherals, connecting cables, and power cord etc.
Make sure the motherboard does not short-circuit with the chassis or other metal objects. No Check if the CPU cooler is attached to the CPU securely. Is the power connector of the CPU cooler connected to the CPU_FAN header properly? Yes
Isolate the short circuit.
The problem is verified and solved. No
Secure the CPU cooler on the CPU. Connect the CPU cooler power cable to the motherboard.
Correctly insert the memory into the memory socket.
Check if the memory is installed properly on the memory slot.
Yes Insert the graphics card. Connect the ATX main power cable and the 12V power cable. Turn on the power to start the computer.
The problem is verified and solved.
Press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup. Select "Load Fail-Safe Defaults" (or "Load Optimized Defaults"). Select "Save & Exit Setup" to save changes and exit BIOS Setup.
- 83 -
When the computer is turned on, is the CPU cooler running?
The power supply, CPU or CPU socket might fail.
The graphics card, expansion slot, or monitor might fail.
Check if there is display on your monitor.
Yes Turn off the computer. Plugg in the keyboard and mouse and restart the computer.
Check if the keyboard is working properly.
The keyboard or mouse might fail.
Yes Press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup. Select "Load Fail-Safe Defaults" (or "Load Optimized Defaults"). Select "Save & Exit Setup" to save changes and exit BIOS Setup. The problem is verified and solved.
Turn off the computer and connect the IDE/SATA devices. Check if the system can boot successfully. Yes Reinstall the operating system. Reinstall other devices one by one (install one device at one time and then boot the system to see if the device works successfully).
GA-M61PME-S2 (rev. 2.0)
NVIDIA GeForce 6100 / nForce 430 chipset
1. Enlarge View 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
Supports AMD Athlon/ Sempron processors Supports high performance Dual Channel DDRmemory Integrated NVIDIA CineFX 3.0 Graphics Engine Features NVIDIA SATA 3Gb/s with RAID function Integrated 10/100 Ethernet solution Enhances security with NVIDIA TCP/IP Acceleration technology Features 8 channel High Definition Audio RoHS compliant motherboard for green computing Supports Windows Vista Premium
GIGABYTE Technology latest S series motherboards for AMD socket AM2 platform, featuring with two innovative features- Safe and Smart Technologies. The new S series motherboards GAM61PME-S2; supporting AMD new generation AM2 processor with dual channel DDR2 800MHz high frequency memories, providing reliable and user friendly computing and reaching the maximum system performance easily via personalized software settings. GIGABYTE S series motherboards, the champion's choice for AMD Socket AM2 platform!
AMD Phenom Processors Support
The AMD Phenom processors are an ideal choice for multi-media enthusiasts and intensive multi-tasking environments to offer significant performance boosts and provides an overall more energy efficient platform. (Note) If you install AMD AM2+ CPU on AM2 motherbord, the system bus speed will downgrade from HT3.0(5200MHz) to HT1.0(2000 MT/s) spec; however, the frequency of AM2+ CPU will not be impacted. Please refer "CPU Support List" for more information.
The Smart featured motherboards of GIGABYTE S series provide GIGABYTE proprietary innovative software such as Download Center, @BIOS, Q-Flash, Xpress Install, Boot menu, and Smart Fan. BIOS and driver management now becomes much easier and user friendly through GIGABYTE Smart features!.more
Safe is the key feature of GIGABYTE S series motherboards with the following elements: Excellent hardware design, reinforced BIOS protection through GIGABYTE Virtual Dual BIOS Technology and GIGABYTE BIOS Setting Recovery Technology. Unique system software such as Xpress Recovery 2, PC Health Monitor, HDD S.M.A.R.T., and C.O.M. further strengthen the stability and reliability of your PC!.more
Windows Vista Premium Logo Certified
Windows Vista Premium promises to deliver a streamlined computing experience designed to fundamentally change how users view, find and organize their digital information. With GIGABYTE new S series socket AM2 solutions all enabling support for Vista Premium, GIGABYTE offers a fresh and unique desktop experience that will be more informative, intuitive and completely new.more
Energy Star 4.0
Energy Star 4.0 is mainly verified the consumption of system energy resources. Therefore GIGABYTE also takes the lead to promote the motherboard of Energy Star 4.0 compliant. It can conform to the authentication standard when it collocates the specific equipment. Users can select this motherboard for the assembly system in high stability and high efficiency performance. Also, it can achieve energy saving and reducing the greenhouse gas produced from electric discharge produces for energy and expenses saving.more
AMD Live Ready
AMD Live Ready Requirement compliant.
AMD Athlon64 FX/ 64 X2 / 64 Processor
The leading-edge performance and unparallel technology of AMD Athlon64 socket AM2 series processor has built its strength on the well-known AMD64 framework which consisted of 64-bit computing platform, HyperTransport Technology, and integrated memory controller. The latest Athlon64 socket AM2 processor brings the power and multitasking performance on the desktop platform and ensures superior performance on mission critical business applications.
NVIDIA GeForce 6100 / nForce 430 GPU
The brand new NVIDIA GeForce 6100 / NVIDIA nForce 430GPU features CineFX 3.0 Engine. This unique combination of 6100 GPU creates a single motherboard featuring a world-class DX9, Shader Model 3.0 GPU for faster and smoother game-play, a high quality video processing engine for advance quality of video and DVD playback.
PCI Express Interface
Revolutionary PCI Express interface provides scalable bandwidth for multi-purpose usage. PCI-E x16 interface doubles the bandwidth of graphics interface of previous generation thus delivering the utmost gaming experience. PCI-E x1interface provides twice the bandwidth of PCI interface up to 250MB/s for new generation I/O peripheral devices.
Superior Dual channel DDRArchitecture
AMD Athlon64 FX/ 64 X2 achieves the milestone for desktop computing with the CPU-integrated memory controller. This platform supports dual channel DDRmemory architecture with high bandwidth of up to 12.8 GB/s and shorter memory accessing latency thus delivering the greatest memory performance.
SATA 3Gb/s & RAID
This platform supports reliable storage solution for enhanced data protection and data accessing performance. Serial ATA 3Gb/s is firstly introduced in this platform to provide blazingly 3Gb/s bus bandwidth thus higher disk performance. The NVIDIA RAID allows multi-disk designs to be set up as RAID 0, 1, 0+1, based on users' priority of protection/ performance. This NVIDIA RAID function makes the RAID even more accessible by introducing the innovative windows-based facility.
High Definition Audio
Experience home theater-quality sound with your PC using High Definition Audio for enhanced multi-channel audio, improved voice and communication input, and multi-streaming capability.
* The specification and pictures are subject to change without notice. * All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders. * Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.
Specifications CPU 1. Socket AM2 for AMD Athlon64 FX / Athlon64 X2 Dual-Core / Athlon64 / Sempronprocessor
1. 2. 3.
NVIDIA GeForce 6100 / nForce 430 chipset Super I/O: ITE IT8716 chip Integrated Peripherals 1. 2. Realtek RTL8201 phy Realtek ALC662 Audio Codec
2 DDR2 DIMM memory slots (supports up to 8GB memory)(Note 1) Supports dual channel DDR2 800/667/533/400 DIMMs Supports 1.8V DDR2 DIMMs
(Note 1) Due to the limitation of Windows 32-bit operating system, when more than 4GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory available for the operating system will be less than 4GB; Windows 64-bit operating system doesn't
have such limitation. Internal I/O Connectors 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 1 24-pin ATX power connector 1 4-pin ATX 12V power connector 1 floppy connector 1 IDE connectors 2 SATA 3Gb/s connectors 1 CPU fan connector 1 system fan connector 1 front panel connector 1 front audio connector
10. 1 CD In connector 11. 1 Power LED connector 12. 2 USB 2.0/1.1 connectors for additional 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports by cables 13. 1 SPDIF Out connector 14. 1 Chassis Intrusion connector 15. 1 HDA_SUR connector
1 PCI Express x 16 slot 1 PCI Express x 1 slot 2 PCI slots
Back Panel Connectors
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
1 PS/2 keyboard port 1 PS/2 mouse port 1 parallel port 1 COMA port 1 VGA port 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports 1 RJ-45 port 3 audio jacks (Line In / Line Out / MIC In)
Power Form Factor H/W Monitoring
ATX power connector and ATX 12V connector Micro ATX form factor; 24.4cm x 22.5cm 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. System voltage detection CPU / System temperature detection CPU / System fan speed detection CPU / System warning temperature CPU / System fan failure warning Supports CPU Smart Fan function(Note2)
(Note 2) Whether the CPU Smart FAN Control function is supported will depend on the CPU you install. BIOS 1. 2. 3. 1 4Mbit flash ROM Use of licensed AWARD BIOS PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI 1.0b
Supports @BIOS Supports Download Center
3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Supports Q-Flash Supports EasyTune(Note 3) Supports Xpress Install Supports Xpress Recovery2 Supports Xpress BIOS Rescue
(Note 3) EasyTune functions may vary depending on different motherboards. Remark 1. Due to different Linux support condition provided by chipset vendors, please download Linux driver from chipset vendors' website or 3rd party website. 2. Due to most hardware/software vendors no longer offer support for Win9X/ME. If some vendors still has Win9X/ME drivers available, we will publish on website.
* The specification and pictures are subject to change without notice. * All trademarks and logos are the properties of their respective holders.
* Due to standard PC architecture, a certain amount of memory is reserved for system usage and therefore the actual memory size is less than the stated amount.
TBX24 PSR-175-PSR-172 S4088-8KG CD-BA2010H CMT-M90DVD Installation KDC-6080RV Logicom G300 Edition-2006 FE87E NVX-G6500 JVM410H Head RAM 2010 Manual Poker Automate 553 DCR-DVD905 Dvdr3590H 58 Alcatel 525 XR-3753 SKW-420 DVD-1080PK D-590 Zoom CL7000 DCR-DVD508E KDC-W40 Premium 500 SPV E200 DSC-W320 XZ550RJ 4 0 Series AV-21KM3SN 6 5 41077-just-FOR-dinner-breadmaker KX-A146UA CW-29M64N GDM-F500 Aastra 8314 Chevy 2001 Dcs-370 YST-SW225 550 A1 GPS 65 Motorola V172 DEH-P2500R WT-H755TH F505N BCD3000 JAX-N77 5 0 FS-3900DN Workcentre 7242 71-48 Kxtg2511FX Edition-2007 DJM-909 3000 B SF565PR-ETS AL2023 MCI300 12 KV-29CS60K Acoustics SL60 CT-S800 EWT10110W Latitude X300 ACC-30 P1091 Drivers Deluxe 4 Illusion M-2 System-2004 Easy 270 Motorola V50 30lcdb03BBK D-EJ625 XRC300 HX520W Specs WLA2-G54 245-PS 8419B-2 XV-370P AP410N Photo R08 AF KDL-32V4500 29FX5CL SD-641HD5 3crwdr101A-75 GW611 PG-M15s X 757NF WV-PS104C Polaroid I733 PS42A410 GR-151SPF LRE-153 Ariete 1329 HD-HG400LAN CMT-HX35R Bizhub 423 SF-4500
manuel d'instructions, Guide de l'utilisateur | Manual de instrucciones, Instrucciones de uso | Bedienungsanleitung, Bedienungsanleitung | Manual de Instruções, guia do usuário | инструкция | návod na použitie, Užívateľská príručka, návod k použití | bruksanvisningen | instrukcja, podręcznik użytkownika | kullanım kılavuzu, Kullanım | kézikönyv, használati útmutató | manuale di istruzioni, istruzioni d'uso | handleiding, gebruikershandleiding
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101