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ROBO-8920VG2

Single Host Board

P/N: B8981410

Version 1.2

Copyright © Portwell, Inc., 2007. All rights reserved. All other brand names are registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Preface

Table of Contents

How to Use This Manual

Chapter 1 System Overview.......................................................................................................1-1 1.1 Introduction.................................................................................................................................. 1-1 1.2 Check List ..................................................................................................................................... 1-2 1.3 Product Specification .................................................................................................................. 1-2 1.3.1 Mechanical Drawing......................................................................................................... 1-4 1.4 System Architecture .................................................................................................................... 1-5 Chapter 2 Hardware Configuration ...........................................................................................2-1 2.1 Jumper Setting ............................................................................................................................. 2-1 2.2 Connectors.................................................................................................................................... 2-2 Chapter 3 System Installation....................................................................................................3-1 3.1 Dual Core Intel® Xeon Processor LV......................................................................................... 3-1 3.2 Main Memory .............................................................................................................................. 3-2 3.3 Installing Single Board Computer............................................................................................. 3-3 3.3.1 Chipset Component Driver.............................................................................................. 3-4 3.3.2 ATI Radeon 7000 graphics processor ............................................................................. 3-4 3.3.3 On-board 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Controller.................................................... 3-4 3.4 Clear CMOS Operation............................................................................................................... 3-5 3.5 WDT Function.............................................................................................................................. 3-5 Chapter 4 BIOS Setup Information............................................................................................4-1 4.1 Entering Setup.............................................................................................................................. 4-1 4.2 Main Menu ................................................................................................................................... 4-2 4.3 Standard CMOS Setup Menu .................................................................................................... 4-3 4.4 IDE Adaptors Setup Menu......................................................................................................... 4-5 4.5 Advanced BIOS Feature ............................................................................................................. 4-7 4.6 Advanced Chipset Feature....................................................................................................... 4-12 4.7 Integrated Peripherals .............................................................................................................. 4-14 4.8 Power Management Setup ....................................................................................................... 4-18 4.9 PnP/PCI Configurations .......................................................................................................... 4-22 4.10 PC Health Status...................................................................................................................... 4-23 4.11 Frequency/Voltage Control................................................................................................... 4-24 4.12 Default Menu ........................................................................................................................... 4-25 4.13 Supervisor/User Password Setting ...................................................................................... 4-25 4.14 Exiting Selection ...................................................................................................................... 4-26 Chapter 5 Troubleshooting ........................................................................................................5-1 5.1 Hardware Quick Installation ..................................................................................................... 5-1 5.2 Frequency Asking Questions (FAQ)......................................................................................... 5-2 5.3 BIOS Setting.................................................................................................................................. 5-3

Appendix A Appendix B

Preface

How to Use This Manual

The manual describes how to configure your ROBO-8920VG2 system to meet various operating requirements. It is divided into five chapters, with each chapter addressing a basic concept and operation of Single Board Computer. Chapter 1 : System Overview. Presents what you have in the box and give you an overview of the product specifications and basic system architecture for this series model of single board computer. Chapter 2 : Hardware Configuration. Shows the definitions and locations of Jumpers and Connectors that you can easily configure your system. Chapter 3 : System Installation. Describes how to properly mount the CPU, main memory and Compact Flash to get a safe installation and provides a programming guide of Watch Dog Timer function. Chapter 4 : BIOS Setup Information. Specifies the meaning of each setup parameters, how to get advanced BIOS performance and update new BIOS. In addition, POST checkpoint list will give users some guidelines of trouble-shooting. Chapter 5 : Troubleshooting. Provides various useful tips to quickly get ROBO8920VG2 running with success. As basic hardware installation has been addressed in Chapter 3, this chapter will basically focus on system integration issues, in terms of backplane setup, BIOS setting, and OS diagnostics. The content of this manual and EC declaration document is subject to change without prior notice. These changes will be incorporated in new editions of the document. Portwell may make supplement or change in the products described in this document at any time. Updates to this manual, technical clarification, and answers to frequently asked questions will be shown on the following web site : http://www.portwell.com.tw/.

System Overview

Chapter 1 System Overview

1.1 Introduction

Introduction of PICMG 1.3 (SHB Express) did help industries to have much higher I/O bandwidth along with rapidly speed up processor. However, the performance segmentation requirements are not satisfied yet since the extreme computing power and I/O throughput are not applicable. Same evolving path of Pentium 4 processor, the thermal design power of server grade processor almost hits the critical point that leads noise and vibration issues as well. Fortunately, Intel announced a new category Xeon processor that only generates 31W (2.0GHz), so the TDP of dual processor on-board down to 62W that similar to dual PIII processor. More than that, the Xeon processor LV also supports dual-core technology. ROBO-8920VG2, the PICMG 1.3 SHB supports dual Dual-Core Xeon processor LV (four cores) adopts Intel E7520 and 6300ESB chipset. The board equipped four DDR2 DIMM sockets allows up to 8GB, ECC registered memory for those applications that could benefit from it such as media streaming, data storage, machine image, telecommunication and broadcasting. I/O interfaces are improved at the same time like PCI Express x4 based dual Gigabit Ethernet controller; dual PCI Express x8 and one PCI x4 links. Though PCI Express x4 or x8 add-in cards are not popular now, they can be very flexible to feature legacy I/O interconnection such as Hub Link on ROBO-8820VG2, a dual Xeon ePCI-X SHB that supports up to four PCI-X buses. Dual PCI Expressto-PCI-X bridge can be utilized to create same PCI-X buses and gather all PCI-X slots together for those add-in cards that have their own communication channel. Graphics display is another advantage of this superior SHB because many industries need more than a display of most servers because those applications are image related. ROBO-8920VG2 equipped ATI Radeon 7000 graphics processor running on separated PCI bus. Default configuration with 32MB DDR video memory delivers enhanced 3D and 2D performance. Optional supports 64MB DDR video memory and dual VGA output.

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1.2

Check List

The ROBO-8920VG2 package should cover the following basic items: One ROBO-8920VG2 Single Host Board Dual high-efficiency processor coolers One Serial port & Printer port cable kit (2.0mm pitch) One FDC cable (2.0mm pitch) One IDE cable One 7-pin SATA signal cable One Installation Resources CD-Title If any of these items is damaged or missing, please contact your vendor and keep all packing materials for future replacement and maintenance.

1.3

Product Specification

Main processor - Single or Dual Intel® Xeon processor LV - FSB: 667MHz BIOS Phoenix (Award) system BIOS with 4Mb Flash ROM with easy upgrade function ACPI, DMI, Green function and Plug and Play Compatible Main Memory - Support dual-channel & signal channel DDR memory interface - ECC, registered only - Four DIMM sockets support DDR2 400 SDRAM up to 8GB System Memory L2 Cache Memory Built-in Processor Chipset Intel E7520 MCH and 6300 chipset Bus Interface Follow PICMG 1.3 RC1.0 standard PCI IDE Interface Support two enhanced IDE ports up to four HDD devices with PIO mode 4 and Ultra DMA/33/66/100 mode transfer and Bus Master feature Floppy Drive Interface Support one FDD port up to two floppy drives and 5-1/4"(360K, 1.2MB), 3-1/2" (720K, 1.2MB, 1.44MB, 2.88MB) diskette format and 3-mode FDD

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Serial Ports Support two high-speed 16C550 compatible UARTs with 16-byte T/R FIFOs Parallel Port Support one parallel port with SPP, EPP and ECP modes USB Interface Support four USB (Universal Serial Bus) ports for high-speed I/O peripheral devices (Dual USB ports on bracket dedicated to Keyboard and Mouse) PS/2 Mouse and Keyboard Interface Support one 2x5-pin connector for PS/2 keyboard/mouse connection Auxiliary I/O Interfaces System reset switch, external speaker, Keyboard lock and HDD active LED, etc Real Time Clock/Calendar (RTC) Support Y2K Real Time Clock/Calendar with battery backup for 7-year data retention CompactFlash - True IDE mode, compatibles with the ATA/ATAPI-4 specification - One Type II CF socket on secondary IDE channel for supporting up to 1GB memory On-board VGA - ATI RadeonTM 7000 graphics processor with 32MB up to 64MB DDR memory features HYPER ZTM technology to increase effective memory bandwidth and PIXEL TAPESTRY® for fast image rendering, built-in DVD playback capability - Optional support TMDS interface for DVI display and second VGA display On-board Ethernet LAN - PCI Express x4 interface based Intel 82571 Ethernet controller to support dual Gigabit Ethernet MAC & PHY - Lower CPU utilization due to off-loading capabilities of transmit and receive IP, TCP and UDP checksum Expansion Interface Support three PCI Express x4, one PCI Express x8 links and four PCI devices Cooling Fans Support three 3-pin headers for CPU, and System fans System Monitoring Feature Monitor CPU temperature, system temperature and major power sources, etc Bracket Support dual Ethernet port with 2 indicators, dual USB ports, and one CRT port Outline Dimension (L X W): 338.58mm (13.33") X 126.39mm (4.98")

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Power Requirements: - +12V (CPU) @2.8A; +12V (System) @0.6A;- +5V @3.6A - Test configuration: CPU: Dual Dual-core Intel Xeon processor LV - 2GHz/667MHz FSB/2MB L2 Cache Memory: DDR2 SDRAM 1GBx4 Primary Master IDE HDD: Seagate ST320413A OS: Microsoft Windows XP + SP1 Test Programs: 3D Mark 2001 PRO for loading VGA and Burning Test V4.0 for loading CPU Connected Fans: Only CPU fan connected Run Time: 30 minutes Operating Temperature: -5°C ~ 60°C (23°F ~ 140°F) Storage Temperature: -20°C ~ 80°C Relative Humidity: 0% ~ 95%, non-condensing

1.3.1

Mechanical Drawing

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1.4

System Architecture

ROBO-8920VG2 adopts Intel dual-processor server chipset, MCH (Memory Controller Hub) ­ E7520, and ICH (I/O Controller Hub) ­ 6300ESB. E7520 supports Intel Xeon processor LV, ECC & registered DDR2 400 system memory up to 8GB on four DIMM sockets, and three configurable PCI Express x8 links. The PCI Express link was configured as four PCI Express x4 and one PCI Express x8 thru BIOS. One PCI Express x4 was used to equipped Intel 82571 Dual Gigabit Ethernet Controller which takes advantage of short route to processor and memory to increase it performance. The other three PCI Express x4 and PCI Express x8 links are routed to gold finger for external expansion. 6300ESB is special chipset of Intel IPD which supports dual PCI buses, one bus was design to support external PCI devices and the other PCI bus was solely for onboard display controller ­ ATI Radeon 7000. ATI Radeon 7000 default equipped with 32MB DDR memory on-board and scalable to expand to 64MB for higher memory resolution and frequency support. Default configuration of display interface is one VGA connector on bracket, and it can be extended to have 2nd VGA or DVI-D extension. The ICH also features SATA, IDE, USB and LPC (Low Pin Count) interface for storage devices and Super I/O connections. Super I/O ­ SMSC SCH5017 on LPC provides I/O interfaces such as PS/2 keyboard/mouse, dual serial ports, one parallel port, one FDD channel and functions like WatchDog timer and Hardware Monitoring.

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SOSSAMAN PROCESSOR 1

RJ45 #1 RJ45 #2

SOSSAMAN PROCESSOR 0

82571EB

X4 PCI-EXPRESS BUS A

X4 PCI-EXPRESS BUS A

PCI-E BUS A E7520

CHANNEL A

PICMG 1.3 GD FINGER

X8 PCI-EXPRESS BUS B

PCI-E BUS B PCI-E BUS C PATA2 PATA1 USB1

HI 1.5/ A PCI

CHANNEL B

X8 PCI-EXPRESS BUS C

USB4

USB3

USB2

ATI R7000

HR

PCI-X

PICMG 1.3 GD FINGER

CF

SATA2

SATA1

LPC

PS/2

FWH

SUPER I/O

KB/MOUSE

COM Port

PRT Port

H/W

ROBO-8920VG2 System Block Diagram

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Chapter 2 Hardware Configuration

This chapter gives the definitions and shows the positions of jumpers, headers and connectors. All of the configuration jumpers on ROBO-8920VG2 are in the proper position. The default settings shipped from factory are marked with an asterisk ( ).

2.1

Jumper Setting

In general, jumpers on the single board computer are used to select options for certain features. Some of the jumpers are designed to be user-configurable, allowing for system enhancement. The others are for testing purpose only and should not be altered. To select any option, cover the jumper cap over (SHORT) or remove (NC) it from the jumper pins according to the following instructions. Here NC stands for "Not Connect".

J1 CPUFAN1 J2 J3 J4 J5 J6 J32 J7 J11 J13 J9 J14 J15 J17 J20 SYSFAN1 J18 J23 J24 BUZZER J27 CPUFAN2 J25 U19 JP1 J28 J29 J31 J26

J8 J10 J12

U1

J16

U2 U3

J21 J19 J22

U5 U6

U13

U10

BT1 U12 U11

U9

J30

Figure 2-1

ROBO-8920 Jumper/Connector Location

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JP1 : RTC CMOS Clear & PCI VIO Voltage Jumper Setting JP1 1-2 2-3 4-5 5-6 Function Normal Operation Clear CMOS Contents +5V +3.3V

J6 : AT/ATX MODE SELECT J6 Short N/C Function AT MODE ATX MODE

J32 : On Board VGA Setting J32 1-2 N/C Short 3-4 N/C Short 5-6 N/C Short Function VGA Controller Enabled VGA Controller Disabled VGA ID Enabled VGA ID Disabled VGA Interrupt Enabled VGA Interrupt Disabled

2.2

Connectors

I/O peripheral devices and Flash disk will be connected to these interface connectors Connector J1 J2 J3 J4 J5 J6 J7 J8 J9 J10 J11 J12 Function PowerLED & Key-lock Header External Speaker Header HDD Active LED ( PATA/SATA/CF ) header Gigabit Ethernet Indication (ACT/LINK) Header Intruder Indication Header Power On/Off Header (AT MODE) Second IDE Connector DDRII A-Channel PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Connector DDRII B-Channel Primary IDE Connector DDRII A-Channel Remark 5x1 pin header 4x1 pin header 2x1 pin header 4x1 pin header 2x1 pin header 2x1 pin header

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J13 J14 J15 J16 J17 J18 J19 J20 J22 J23 J24 J25 J26 J28 J29 J30 J32 CPUFAN1 CPUFAN2 SYSFAN1

COM1 Serial Port (RS-232) COM2 Serial Port (RS-232) USB Port 1 Connector DDRII B-Channel LPT Connector USB Port 2 Connector SATA HDD Port 1 Floppy Connector SATA HDD Port 2 Gigabit Ethernet Port A Gigabit Ethernet Port B USB Port 3/4 Connector D-SUB15 VGA Connector Secondary VGA Display Connector DVI-D Display Connector CompactFlash Port 80 Header CPU0 Fan Power Connector CPU1 Fan Power Connector Chassis Fan Power Connector

5x2 pin header

Pin Assignments of Connectors

J1 : Power LED & Key-lock Header PIN No. 1 2 3 4 5 Signal Description Power LED Positive N/C Power LED Negative Key-lock Signal Ground

J2 : External Speaker Header PIN No. 1 2 3 4 Signal Description Speaker Signal N/C Ground +5V

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J3 : HDD Active LED (PATA/SATA/CF) Header PIN No. 1 2 Signal Description LED Positive LED Negative

J4 : Gigabit Ethernet LAN Indication (ACT/LINK) Header PIN No. 1 2 3 4 Signal Description A Port ACT A Port LINK B Port ACT B Port LINK

J5 : Intruder Indication Header PIN No. 1 2 Signal Description Intruder Signal Ground

J6 : Power On/Off Header (AT MODE) PIN No. Signal Description 1 Power Button 2 Ground

J7 : Secondary IDE Connector PIN No. 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 Signal Description RESET# Data 7 Data 6 Data 5 Data 4 Data 3 Data 2 Data 1 Data 0 Ground DMA REQ IOW# IOR# IOCHRDY PIN No. 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 Signal Description Ground Data 8 Data 9 Data 10 Data 11 Data 12 Data 13 Data 14 Data 15 N/C Ground Ground Ground Pull-down

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29 31 33 35 37 39

DMA ACK# INT REQ SA1 SA0 CS0# HDD Active#

30 32 34 36 38 40

Ground N/C ATA_SEL SA2 CS1# Ground

J9 : PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse Connector PIN No. 1 3 5 7 9 Signal Description MDAT Ground MCLK +5V N/C PIN No. 2 4 6 8 10 Signal Description N/C +5V KCLK Ground KDAT

J11 : Primary IDE Connector PIN No. 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 Signal Description RESET# Data 7 Data 6 Data 5 Data 4 Data 3 Data 2 Data 1 Data 0 Ground DMA REQ IOW# IOR# IOCHRDY DMA ACK# INT REQ SA1 SA0 CS0# HDD Active# PIN No. 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 Signal Description Ground Data 8 Data 9 Data 10 Data 11 Data 12 Data 13 Data 14 Data 15 N/C Ground Ground Ground Pull-down Ground N/C ATA_SEL SA2 CS1# Ground

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J13 : COM1 Serial Port PIN No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Signal Description RTS DTR TXD Ground Ground RXD DSR CTS Ground Ground

J14 : COM2 Serial Port PIN No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Signal Description RTS DTR TXD Ground Ground RXD DSR CTS Ground Ground

J15 : USB Port 1 Connector PIN No. 1 2 3 4 5 Signal Description +5V USBN USBP Ground Ground

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J17 : LPT Connector PIN No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Signal Description Strobe# Data0 Data1 Data2 Data3 Data4 Data5 Data6 Data7 Acknowledge# Busy Paper Empty Printer Select PIN No. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Signal Description Auto Form Feed# Error# Initialization# Printer Select IN# Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground NC

J18 : USB Port 2 Connector PIN No. 1 2 3 4 5 Signal Description +5V USBN USBP Ground Ground

J19 : SATA Port 1 Connector PIN No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Signal Description Ground TxP TxN Ground RxN RxP Ground

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J20 : Floppy Connector PIN No. 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 Signal Description Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground Ground PIN No. 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 Signal Description Density Select N/C N/C Index# Motor ENA# Drive Select B# Drive Select A# Motor ENB# Direction# Step# Write Data# Write Gate# Track 0# Write Protect# Read Data# Head Select# Disk Change#

J22 : SATA Port 1 Connector PIN No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Signal Description Ground TxP TxN Ground RxN RxP Ground

J23 : Gigabit Ethernet Port A PIN No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Signal Description MD2+ MD0+ MD0Termination To Ground MD2MD3+ Termination To Ground MD1+

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9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

MD1MD3ACT LINK SPEED 100 SPEED 1000 Termination To Ground Termination To Ground

J24 : Gigabit Ethernet Port B PIN No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Signal Description MD2+ MD0+ MD0Termination To Ground MD2MD3+ Termination To Ground MD1+ MD1MD3ACT LINK SPEED 100 SPEED 1000 Termination To Ground Termination To Ground

J25 : USB Port 3 & 4 Connector PIN No. 1 3 5 7 9 Signal Description +5V Port3 USBN Port3 USBP Ground Ground PIN No. 2 4 6 8 10 Signal Description Ground Ground Port4 USBP Port4 USBN +5V

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J26 : D-SUB15 VGA Connector PIN No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Signal Description Red Green Blue MONID0 Ground Ground Ground Ground +5V Ground MONID1 SDA Hsync Vsync SCL Case Ground Case Ground

J28 : Secondary VGA Connector PIN No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Signal Description Ground +5V Red +5V Ground N/C Green Ground Ground SDA Blue SCL Ground Ground Hsync N/C Ground Ground Vsync N/C

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J29 : DVI-D Display Connector PIN No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Signal Description Data0Data0+ Ground Ground Data1Data1+ Ground Ground Data2Data2+ Ground Ground CLKCLK+ +5V +5V DVIDDCLK DVIDDATA HPD N/C

J30 : CompactFlash PIN No. 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 Signal Description Ground D4 D6 CS#0 ATA_SEL A8 VCC A5 A3 A1 D0 D2 CD2 D11 D13 D15 VS1 PIN No. 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 Signal Description D3 D5 D7 A10 A9 A7 A6 A4 A2 A0 D1 IOCS16 CD1 D12 D14 CS1 IOR

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35 37 39 41 43 45 47 49

IOW INTRQ CSEL RESET INPACK DASP D8 D10

36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50

WE# VCC VS2 IOCHRDY REQ PDIAG D9 Ground

J31 : PORT 80 Header PIN No. 1 2 3 4 5 Signal Description LAD0 LAD1 LAD2 LAD3 N/C PIN No. 6 7 8 9 10 Signal Description +3.3V Reset LF_FWH CLK Ground

CPUFAN1 : CPU 1 Fan Power Connector PIN No. 1 2 3 Signal Description Ground +12V Sensor Signal

CPUFAN2 : CPU 2 Fan Power Connector PIN No. 1 2 3 Signal Description Ground +12V Sensor Signal

SYSFAN1 : Chassis Fan Power Connector PIN No. 1 2 3 Signal Description Ground +12V Pull-up 4.7K ohm

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Chapter 3 System Installation

This chapter provides instruction to set up the system. The additional information is able to help you install onboard PCI Express device and handle WDT operation in software programming.

3.1

Dual Core Intel® Xeon Processor LV

Installing mPGA Socket 479

Figure 1. CPU socket demonstration 1) Disengaging the Socket Actuator, use a screwdriver to disengage (open) the socket actuator. 2) Align the processor pins with pin holes on the socket. Make sure that the notch corner or dot mark (pin 1) of the CPU corresponds to the socket's bevel end. Then press the CPU gently until it fits into place. If this operation is not easy or smooth, don't do it forcibly. You need to check and rebuild the CPU pin uniformly.

Figure 2. CPU's pin 1 mark

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3) While gently holding the processor down with your finger, secure the processor in the socket by closing the socket actuator with a screwdriver. 4) Follow the installation guide of cooling fan or heat sink to mount it on CPU surface and lock it on the socket 479M. To un-install the current processor, use a screwdriver to disengage (open) the socket actuator, as shown in Figure 1. The socket actuator should open after only a half turn or so, and you should then be able to remove the processor with your fingers. CPU Application - Single or Dual Intel® Xeon processor LV - FSB: 667MHz CautionIf user needs to employ single processor on ROBO-8920, please kindly adopt processor on U1 actuator; don' t configure at U13, which will be not available operation. CPUFAN1&2: 12V CPU Cooler Power connecter PIN No. 1 2 3 Signal Description Ground +12V Sensor signal

3.2

Main Memory

ROBO-8920VG2 supports 4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support 1.8V of dual-channel DDR2 400 with ECC & registered function, the maximum memory size can be up to 8GB. Auto detecting memory clock is according to BIOS CMOS settings. For system compatibility and stability, don't use memory module without brand. You can also use single-sided or double-sided DIMM in both slots. Precaution for the contact and lock integrity of memory module with socket, it will impact on the system reliability. Follow normal procedures to install your DRAM module into memory socket. Before locking, make sure that all modules have been fully inserted into the card slots.

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Dual Channel DDR2 DIMMs Dual Channel DDR2 memory technology doubles the bandwidth of memory bus. Adequate or higher bandwidth of memory than processor would increase system performance. To enable Dual Channel DDR2 memory technology, you have to install dual identical memory modules in both memory sockets. Following tables show bandwidth information of different processor and memory configurations. Memory Frequency 400 MHz 533 MHz Dual Channel DDR2 Bandwidth 12.8 GB/s 17.2 GB/s Single Channel DDR2 Bandwidth 6.4 GB/s 8.6 GB/s

Note: To maintain system stability, don't change any of DRAM parameters in BIOS setup to upgrade your system performance without acquiring technical information. CPU FSB / Memory Frequency synchronization Support different memory frequencies depending on the CPU front side bus and the type of DDR2 DIMM. CPU FSB 667MHz Memory Frequency 400/533 MHz

3.3

Installing Single Board Computer

To fabricate ROBO-8920VG2 into standard chassis or proprietary environment, you need to perform the following: Step 1: Check all jumpers setting on proper position. Step 2: Install and configure CPU and memory module on right position. Step 3: Place ROBO-8920VG2 into the dedicated position in your system. Step 4: Attach cables to existing peripheral devices and secure it. Please follow instruction 3.3.1~3.3.3 to install hardware drive before all kind of hardware, cable kits and power source already been ready.

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3.3.1

Chipset Component Driver

ROBO-8920VG2 is based on Intel® Xeon processor LV, Intel® E7520 and 6300ESB chipsets. Some elderly operation systems might not be able to recognize. To overcome this compatibility issue, for Windows Operating Systems such as Windows 2000 /XP / Server 2003, please install its INF before any of other Drivers are installed. You can find very easily this chipset component driver in ROBO8920VG2 CD-title.

3.3.2

ATI Radeon 7000 graphics processor

ROBO-8920VG2 equipped with ATI Radeon 7000 graphics processor to running on separated PCI bus. Default configuration with 32MB up to 64MB DDR video memory delivers enhanced 3D and 2D performance. Optional supports 64MB DDR video memory and dual VGA output. Drivers Support Please find chipset driver from ROBO-8920VG2 CD-title. Drivers support Windows 2000 / XP System 32-bit & Windows XP System 64-bit. Windows 2000/XP (32bit): Please execute Installation for Windows 2000/Server 2003/XP System 32-bit file to start graphics driver installation. Windows XP (64-bit): Please execute Installation for Windows XP System 64-bit file to start graphics driver installation.

3.3.3

On-board 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Controller

One PCI Express x4 interface Intel® 82571EB Dual Port Gigabit Ethernet Controller attaches to E7520 which takes advantage of short route to processor and memory to increase it performance. LED Indicator (for LAN status) ROBO-8920VG2 provides two LED indicators to report Intel® 82571EB Gigabit Ethernet operation status. Please refer to the table below as a quick reference guide. 82571EB Color Name of LED LAN Linked & Active LED LAN speed LED Operation of Ethernet Port Linked On Giga Mbps Orange 100 Mbps Green Active twinkling 10 Mbps Off

Status LED Yellow Speed LED Orange Green

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3.4

Clear CMOS Operation

The following table indicates how to enable/disable CMOS Clear Function hardware circuit by putting jumpers at proper position.

1 2 3 1 2 3

Normal JP1 1-2 Short 2-3 Short

Clear Function Normal Operation Clear CMOS contents

3.5

WDT Function

The working algorithm of the WDT function can be simply described as a counting process. The Time-Out Interval can be set through software programming. The availability of the time-out interval settings by software or hardware varies from boards to boards. ROBO-8920VG2 allows users control WDT through dynamic software programming. The watchdog timer (WDT) is integrated into E6300ESB I/O Controller Hub ( ICH ) and provides a resolution that ranges from 1 msecond to 10 minutes. The WDT provides a two-stage timer implementation : the first stage can be used to generate an IRQ,SMI or SCI interrupt after the programmed time interval has interval has expired ; the second stage can be used to generate a hard system reset. The WDT uses a 35-bit down-counter, which is loaded with the value from the first preload register. The timer is then enabled and starts its down counting, which is the first stage. When the host fails to reload the WDT before the 35-bit down-counter reaches zero, the WDT generates an internal interrupt. After the interrupt is generated, the WDT loads the value from the second preload register into 35-bit down-counter and starts counting down. The WDT is now in the second stage. If the host fails to reload the WDT before the second stage times out, a system RESET is generated. E6300ESB pin M24 ( WDTOUT) is active low, the watchdog timer is a hardware timer which resets the SHB if the timer is not refreshed by software periodically. The timer is typically used to restart a system in which an application becomes hung on an external event. When the application is hung, it no longer refreshes the timer. The watchdog timer then times out and resets the SHB. For more information about WDT, please refer to Intel E6300ESB data sheet. http://www.intel.com

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Chapter 4 BIOS Setup Information

ROBO-8920VG2 is equipped with the AWARD BIOS stored in Flash ROM. These BIOS has a built-in Setup program that allows users to modify the basic system configuration easily. This type of information is stored in CMOS RAM so that it is retained during power-off periods. When system is turned on, ROBO-8920VG2 communicates with peripheral devices and checks its hardware resources against the configuration information stored in the CMOS memory. If any error is detected, or the CMOS parameters need to be initially defined, the diagnostic program will prompt the user to enter the SETUP program. Some errors are significant enough to abort the start-up.

4.1

Entering Setup

Turn on or reboot the computer. When the message "Hit <DEL> if you want to run SETUP" appears, press <Del> key immediately to enter BIOS setup program. If the message disappears before you respond, but you still wish to enter Setup, please restart the system to try "COLD START" again by turning it OFF and then ON, or touch the "RESET" button. You may also restart from "WARM START" by pressing <Ctrl>, <Alt>, and <Delete> keys simultaneously. If you do not press the keys at the right time and the system will not boot, an error message will be displayed and you will again be asked to, Press <F1> to Run SETUP or Resume In HIFLEX BIOS setup, you can use the keyboard to choose among options or modify the system parameters to match the options with your system. The table below will show you all of keystroke functions in BIOS setup. General Help : Move : Select : Value : Exit : General Help : Item Help : Previous Values : Fail-Safe Defaults : Optimized Defaults : Menu in BIOS : Save

Enter + / - /PU /PD ESC F1 F2 F5 F6 F7 F9 F10

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Main Menu

Once you enter ROBO-8920VG2 AWARD BIOS CMOS Setup Utility, you should start with the Main Menu. The Main Menu allows you to select from eleven setup functions and two exit choices. Use arrow keys to switch among items and press <Enter> key to accept or bring up the sub-menu. Phoenix- AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Advanced Chipset Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status ESC : Quit F9 : Menu in BIOS F10 : Save & Exit Setup Frequency/Voltage Control Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving : Select Item

Time, Date, Hard Disk Type ... Note: It is strongly recommended to reload Optimal Setting if CMOS is lost or BIOS is updated.

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Standard CMOS Setup Menu

This setup page includes all the items in standard compatible BIOS. Use the arrow keys to highlight the item and then use the <PgUp>/<PgDn> or <+>/<-> keys to select the value or number you want in each item and press <Enter> key to certify it. Follow command keys in CMOS Setup table to change Date, Time, Drive type, and Boot Sector Virus Protection Status. Phoenix- AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Standard CMOS Features Date (mm:dd:yy) Time (hh:mm:ss) IDE Channel 0 Master IDE Channel 0 Slave IDE Channel 1 Master IDE Channel 1 Slave IDE Channel 2 Master IDE Channel 3 Master Drive A Drive B Video Halt On Base Memory Extended Memory Total Memory

: Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values

Tue, Nov 21 2006 10 : 20 : 30 [None] [None] [None] [None] [None] [None] [1.4M, 3.5 in.] [None] [EVG/VGA] [All, But Keyboard] 640K 1046528K 1047552K

Item Help Menu Level Change the day, month, year and century

+/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults

Precaution: ROBO8920VG2 is able to dedicate 2 SATA devices application, but user needs to adjust BIOS default when system configuration could not detect SATA HDD. If user successful employs SATA hard disk, the device configuration would be showed upon diagnostic; please skip to 4.7 "Integrated peripheral" section, and refer the program to setting.

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Menu Selections Item Options Date mm:dd:yy Time IDE Channel 0/1/2/3 Master IDE Channel 0/1 Slave Drive A Drive B hh:mm:ss Options are in its sub menu Options are in its sub menu None 360K, 5.25 in 1.2M, 5.25 in 720K, 3.5 in 1.44M, 3.5 in 2.88M, 3.5 in EGA/VGA CGA 40 CGA 80 MONO All Errors No Errors All, but Keyboard All, but Diskette All, but Disk/Key 640K N/A N/A

Description Change the day, month, year and century Change the internal clock Press <Enter> to enter the sub menu of detailed options Press <Enter> to enter the next page for detail hard drive settings Press <Enter> to enter the next page for detail hard drive settings

Video

Select the default video device

Halt On

Select the situation in which you want the BIOS to stop the POST process and notify you

Base Memory Extended Memory Total Memory

Displays the amount of conventional memory detected during boot up Displays the amount of extended memory detected during boot up Displays the total memory available in the system

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IDE Adaptors Setup Menu

The IDE adapters control the IDE devices, such as Hard disk drive or CDROM drive. It uses a separate sub menu to configure each hard disk drive. Phoenix- AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility IDE Channel 0/1/2/3 Master & Slave IDE HDD Auto-Detection IDE Channel 0 Master Access Mode Capacity Cylinder Head Precomp Landing Zone Sector

: Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values

[Press Enter] [Auto] [Auto] 0 MB 0 0 0 0 0

Item Help Menu Level To auto-detect the HDD's size, head ... on this channel

+/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults

Note: Gray words which are auto detecting when channel is equipped with HDD device. Menu Selections Item Options IDE HDD Auto- Press Enter detection

IDE Channel 0/1/2/3 Master ( 0/1 Slave)

None Auto Manual

Access Mode

Capacity

CHS LBA Large Auto Auto Display your disk Disk drive capacity (Approximated). drive size Note that this size is usually slightly greater than the size of a formatted

Description Press Enter to auto-detect the HDD on this channel. If detection is successful, it fills the remaining fields on this menu. Selecting `manual' lets you set the remaining fields on this screen. Selects the type of fixed disk. "User Type" will let you select the number of cylinders, heads, etc. Note: PRECOMP=65535 means NONE! Choose the access mode for this hard disk

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disk given by a disk-checking program. The following options are selectable only if the `IDE Channel 0 Master' item is set to `Manual' Cylinder Min = 0 Set the number of cylinders for this Max = 65535 hard disk. Head Min = 0 Set the number of read/write heads Max = 255 Precomp Min = 0 **** Warning: Setting a value of 65535 Max = 65535 means no hard disk Landing zone Min = 0 **** Max = 65535 Sector Min = 0 Number of sectors per track Max = 255

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Advanced BIOS Feature

This section allows you to configure your system for basic operation. You have the opportunity to select the system's default speed, boot-up sequence, keyboard operation, shadowing and security. Phoenix- AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Advanced BIOS Features CPU Feature Hard Disk Boot Priority Virus Warning CPU L1 & L2 Cache Hyper-Threading Technology Quick Power On Self Test First Boot Device Second Boot Device Third Boot Device Boot Other Device Swap Floppy Drive Boot up Floppy Seek Boot up NumLock Status Gate A20 Option Typematic Rate Setting X Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) X Typematic Delay (Msec) Security Option APIC Mode MPS Version Control For OS OS Select For DRAM > 64MB Console Redirection Baud Rate Agent Connect via Agent wait time (min) Report No FDD For WIN 95 Small Logo(EPA) Show

: Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values

[Press Enter] [Press Enter] [Disabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Floppy] [Hard Disk] [LS120] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] [On] [Fast] [Disabled] 6 250 [Setup] [Enabled] [1.4] [Non-OS2] [Enabled] [19200] [NULL] [1] [No] [Disabled]

Item Help Menu Level

+/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults

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Phoenix- AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility CPU Feature Thermal Management X TM2 Bus Ratio X TM2 Bus VID Execute Disabled Bit [Thermal Monitor 1] Item Help 11X 1.260V Menu Level [Enabled]

: Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values

+/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults

Thermal Management The choice: Thermal Monitor 1/2. TM2 Bus Ratio This item set the frequency (bus ratio) of the throttle performance that will be initially when the one die sensor goes from not hot to hot. Key in a DEC number. Settings: [Min=0, Max=255] (Default 11 X) TM2 Bus VID This item set voltage of throttle performance that will be initiated when the on die sensor goes from not hot to hot. (Default setting 1.260V) Execute Disabled Bit Replacing older computers with Execute Disable Bit-enabled systems can halt worm attacks, reducing the need for virus related repairs. In addition, Execute Disable Bit may eliminate the need for software patches aimed at buffer overflow attacks. By combining Execute Disable Bit with anti-virus, firewall, spy ware removal, e-mail filtering software, and other network security measures, IT managers can free IT resources for other initiatives. The choice: Enabled, Disabled.

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Phoenix- AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Hard Disk Boot Priority 1. ch0 M. : Hard Disk module name 2. Bootable add-in Cards Item Help Menu Level Use <> or <> to select a device, then press <+> to move it up, or <-> to move it down the list. Press <ESC> to exit this menu.

: Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values +/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults

Note: The oblique item (or data) is indicating to appear HDD device message, which user employs. Hard Disk Boot Priority Select Hard Disk Boot Device Priority. Use <> or <> to select a device, then press <+> to move it up, or <-> to move it down the list. Press <ESC> to exit this menu. Bootable Add-in Cards Select SCSI Boot

Virus Warning Allow you to choose the VIRUS warning feature for IDE Hard Disk boot sector protection. If this function is enabled and someone attempt to write data into this area, BIOS will show a warning message on screen and alarm beep. Enabled Disabled Activates automatically when the system boots up causing a warning message to appear when anything attempts to access the boot sector or hard disk partition table. No warning message will appear when anything attempts to access the boot sector or hard disk partition table.

CPU L1 Cache/L2 Cache These two categories speed up memory access. CPU/chipset design. Enabled Disabled Enable Cache Disable Cache However, it depends on

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Quick Power On Self Test Allows the system to skip certain tests while booting. This will decrease the time needed to boot the system. Enabled Disabled Enable quick POST Normal POST

First/Second/Third Boot Device Select your boot device priority. The choice: Floppy, LS120, Hard Disk, CDROM, ZIP100, USB-FDD, USB-ZIP, USBCDROM, LAN and Disabled. (Default first is Floppy, second is Hard Disk, third is LS120) Boot Other Device Select your boot device priority. The choice: Enabled, Disabled. Swap Floppy Drive If the system has two floppy drives, choose enable to assign physical driver B to logical drive A and Vice-Versa. The choice: Enabled, Disabled. Boot Up Floppy Seek Enabled tests floppy drives to determine whether they have 40 or 80 tracks. The choice: Enabled, Disabled. Boot Up NumLock Status Select power on state for NumLock. The choice: Off, On. Gate A20 Option Fast-lets chipsets control Gate A20 and Normal ­ a pin in the keyboard controller controls Gate A20. The choice: Normal, Fast.

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Typematic Rate Setting Keystrokes repeat at a rate determined by the keyboard controller ­ When enabled, the typematic rate and typematic delay can be selected. The choice: Enabled, Disabled. When user sets the default at "Enabled", he will be able to adjust both items of typematic rate and typematic delay. Typematic Rate (Chars/sec) The rate at which character repeats when you hold down a key. The choice: 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 20, 24, and 30. (Default 6) Typematic delay (Msec) The delay before keystrokes begin to repeat. The choice: 250, 500, 750, and 1000. (Default 250) Security Option Select whether the password is required every time the system boots or only when you enter setup. (Default Setup) System Setup APIC Mode The choice: Enabled, Disabled. MPS Version Control For OS Not changeable with APIC Mode set to disabled. The choice: 1.1, 1.4. OS Select For DRAM > 64MB Select OS/2 only if you are running OS/2 operating system with greater than 64MB of RAM on the system. The choice: Non-OS2, OS2. Console Redirection The choice: Enabled, Disabled. The system will not boot and access to Setup will be denied if the correct password is not entered at the prompt. The system will boot, but access to Setup will be denied if the correct password is not entered at the prompt.

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Buad Rate The choice: 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200. Agent Connect via The choice: NULL only Agent wait time(min) The choice: 1, 2, 4, 8. Agent after boot The choice: Enabled, Disabled. Report No FDD For WIN 95 The choice: No, Yes. Small Logo (EPA) Show Enabled Disabled The EPA logo will appear during system boot-up. The EPA logo will not appear during system boot-up.

4.6

Advanced Chipset Feature

This section allows you to configure the system based on the specific features of the Intel® E7520 chipset. This chipset manages bus speeds and access to system memory resources, such as DDR2 SDRAM and the external cache. It also coordinates communications between the conventional PCI-X bus and PCI bus. It must be stated that these items should never need to be altered. The default settings have been chosen because they provide the best operating conditions for your system. The only time you might consider making any changes would be if you discovered that data was being lost while using your system. Phoenix- AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Advanced Chipset Features System BIOS Cacheable Video BIOS Cacheable Memory Hole At 15M-16M Delay Prior to Thermal DRAM Data integrity Mode MCH Compliance Mode Memory RAS Feature

: Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values

[Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] [16 Min] [ECC] [Disabled] [Standard]

Item Help Menu Level

+/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults

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System BIOS Cacheable Selecting Enabled allows caching of the system BIOS ROM at F0000h-FFFFFh, resulting in better system performance. However, if any program writes to this memory area, a system error may result. The choice: Enabled, Disabled. Video BIOS Cacheable Select "Enabled" to enable caching VGA BIOS into L2 cache to get higher display performance. "Disabled" is to ignore BIOS caching function. The choice: Enabled, Disabled. Memory Hole At 15-16M In order to improve performance, certain space in memory is reserved for ISA cards. This memory must be mapped into the memory space below 16MB. The choice: Enabled, Disabled. Delay Prior to Thermal The choice: 4, 8, 16, 32 Min. DRAM Data Integrity Mode The choice: Non-ECC, ECC. MCH Compliance Mode The choice: Enabled, Disabled. Memory RAS Feature Select special feature of DIMM Sparing or Mirror The choice: Standard, sparing, Mirror.

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Integrated Peripherals

Phoenix- AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Integrated Peripherals OnChip IDE Device Onboard Device Super IO Device [Press Enter] [Press Enter] [Press Enter] Item Help Menu Level

: Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values

+/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults

Phoenix- AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility OnChip IDE Device IDE HDD Block Mode On-Chip Primary PCI IDE IDE Primary Master PIO IDE Primary Slave PIO IDE Primary Master UDMA IDE Primary Slave UDMA On-Chip Secondary PCI IDE IDE Secondary Master PIO IDE Secondary Slave PIO IDE Secondary Master UDMA IDE Secondary Slave UDMA [Enabled] [Enabled] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Enabled] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] [Auto] Item Help Menu Level If your IDE hard drive supports block mode select Enabled for automatic detection of the optimal number of block read/writes per sector the drive can support.

*** On-Chip Serial ATA Setting *** X SATA Mode IDE On-Chip Serial ATA [Auto] X Serial ATA Port0 Mode SATA0 master X Serial ATA Port1 Mode SATA1 master

: Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values

+/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults

Note: If user changes "On Chip Serial ATA" default to become "Enhance Mode", you will perceive that shadow item could be selectable.

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IDE HDD Block Mode If IDE hard drive supports block mode and selects "Enabled" for automatic detection of the optimal number of block read/writes per sector the drive can support. The choice: Enabled, Disabled. On-Chip Primary PCI IDE The chipset contains a PCI IDE interface with support for two IDE channels. Select Enabled to activate the primary IDE interface. Select Disabled to deactivate this interface. The choice: Enabled, Disabled. IDE Primary Master/Slave PIO The four IDE PIO (Programmed Input/Output) fields let you set a PIO mode (0-4) for each of the four IDE devices that the onboard IDE interface supports. Modes 0 through 4 provide successively increased performance. In Auto mode, the system automatically determines the best mode for each device. The choice: Auto, Mode 0, Mode 1, Mode 2, Mode 3, and Mode 4. IDE Primary Master/Slave UDMA Ultra DMA/33/66/100 implementation is possible only if your IDE hard drive supports it and the operating environment includes a DMA driver (Windows 95 OSR2 or a third-party IDE bus master driver). If both of hard drive and system software support Ultra DMA/33/66/100, select Auto to enable BIOS support. The choice: Auto, Disabled. SATA Mode IDE RAID On Chip Serial ATA Disabled Auto Combined Mode Enhanced Mode SATA Only Disabled SATA Controller. Auto arrange by BIOS. PATA and SATA are combined. Max. Of 2 IDE drives in each channel. Enable both SATA and PATA. Max. Of 6 IDE drives are Supported. SATA is operating in legacy mode.

Use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as Parallel ATA physical Storage devices. With Intel Matrix Storage Technology with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support.

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Note: If user needs to manipulate SATA function more completely, it strongly recommends to choosing enhanced mode instead of default.

Phoenix- AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Onboard Device USB Controller USB 2.0 Controller USB Keyboard Support USB Mouse Support FWH Write protection

: Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values

[Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Enabled]

Item Help Menu Level

+/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults

USB Controller This item allows you to enable/disable USB (Universal Serial Bus) function. The choice: Enabled, Disabled. USB 2.0 Controller This entry is for disable/enable EHCI controller only. This BIOS itself may/may not have high speed USB support built in, the support will be automatically turn on when high speed device were attached. The choice: Enabled, Disabled. USB Keyboard Support This item allows you to enable USB keyboard function under POST, BIOS setup menu, DOS, or Windows-NT with no USB driver loaded. The choice: Enabled, Disabled. USB Mouse Support This item allows you to enabled USB Mouse function under POST, BIOS Setup menu, DOS, or Window-NT with no USB driver loaded. The choice: Enabled, Disabled.

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FWH write protection This item provides advanced user to maintain system BIOS, before the advanced user would like to update BIOS, he must choose "Disabled", and then safe the setting to execute maintenance. The choice: Enabled, Disabled.

Phoenix- AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Super IO Device Onboard FDC Controller Onboard Serial Port 1 Onboard Serial Port 2 Onboard Parallel Port Parallel Port Mode X ECP Mode Use DMA

: Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values

[Enabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [378/IRQ7] [SPP] 3

Item Help Menu Level

+/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults

Onboard FDC Controller This item allows you to enable/disable onboard Floppy disk controller. The choice: Enabled, Disabled. Onboard Serial Port 1/Port 2 Select an address and corresponding interrupt for the first and second serial ports. The choice: Disabled, 3F8/IRQ4, 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3, Auto. Onboard Parallel Port This item allows you to configure I/O address of the onboard parallel port. The choice: Disabled, 378/IRQ7, 278/IRQ5, and 3BC/IRQ7. Parallel Port Mode There are four different modes for the onboard parallel port: SPP EPP ECP ECP + EPP Normal Switch to SPP mode Switch to EPP mode Switch to ECP mode Switch to ECP + EPP mode Switch to Normal mode

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ECP Mode Use DMA Select a proper DMA channel for ECP mode. The choice: 1, 3. (Default 3)

4.8

Power Management Setup

The Power Management Setup allows you to configure you system to most effectively save energy while operating in a manner consistent with your own style of computer use. Phoenix- AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Power Management Setup ACPI Function Power Management Video Off Method Video Off In Suspend Suspend Type Suspend Mode HDD Power Down Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN PWRON After PWR-Fail Power On by Ring Wake-up by On LAN Resume by Alarm X Date(of Month) Alarm X Time(hh:mm:ss) Alarm [Enabled] [User Define] [DPMS] [Yes] [Stop Grant] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Instant-Off] [Off] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Disabled] 0 0 : 0 :0 Item Help Menu Level

** Reload Global Timer Events ** Primary IDE 0 [Disabled] Primary IDE 1 [Disabled] Secondary IDE 0 [Disabled] Secondary IDE 1 [Disabled] FDD,COM,LPT Port [Disabled] PCI PIRQ[A-D]# [Disabled]

: Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values +/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults

ACPI Function This item allows you to enable/disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Management. The choice: Enabled, Disabled. (Default Enabled)

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Power Management This term let you select the type (or degree) of power saving and is directly related to "HDD Power Down", "Suspend Mode". There are three selections for Power Management, three of which have fixed mode settings. Min. Power Saving Max. Power Saving User Defined Minimum power management. Suspend Mode = 1 Hour, and HDD Power Down = 15 Min. Maximum power management. Suspend Mode = 1 Min., and HDD Power Down = 1 Min. Allow you to set each mode individually. When not disabled, Suspend Mode ranges from 1 min. to 1 Hour and HDD Power Down ranges from 1 Min. to 15 Min.

Video Off Method This determines the manner in which the monitor is blanked. V/H SYNC+Blank This selection will cause the system to turn off the vertical and horizontal synchronization ports and write blanks to the video buffer. This option only writes blanks to the video buffer. Initial display power management signaling.

Blank Screen DPMS Video Off In Suspend

This allows user to enable/disable video off in Suspend Mode. The choice: Yes, No. Suspend Type Two options are available: Stop Grant and PwrOn Suspend. The choice: Stop Grant, PwrOn Suspend. Suspend Mode When enabled and after the set time of system inactivity, all devices except the CPU will be shut off. The choice: Disabled, 1 Min, 2 Min, 4 Min, 8 Min, 12 Min, 20 Min, 30 Min, 40 Min, and 1 Hour.

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HDD Power Down When enabled and after the set time of system inactivity, the hard disk drive will be powered down while all other devices remain active. The choice: Disabled, 1 Min, 2 Min, 3 Min, 4 Min, 5 Min, 6 Min, 7 Min, 8 Min, 9 Min, 10 Min, 11 Min, 12 Min, 13 Min, 14 Min, 15 Min. Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN This item allows users to set the time to remove the power after the power button is pressed. The choice: Instant-Off, Delay 4 Sec. PWRON After PWR-Fail This item allows user to configure the power status of using ATX power supply after a serious power loss occurs. On Off System automatically restores power back System stays at power ­off

Power On by Ring When select "Enabled", system is at soft-off mode will be alert to Wake-On-Modem signal. The choice: Enabled, Disabled. Wake-Up by On LAN This option can be enabled to support Wake Up by on-board LAN. The choice: Disabled, Enabled. Resume by Alarm This item allows users to enable/disable the resume by alarm function. When "Enabled" is selected, system using ATX power supply could be powered on if a customized time and day is approached. The choice: Enabled, Disabled. When user sets the default at "Enabled", he will be able to adjust both items of Date (of Month) Alarm and Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm.

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Date(of Month) Alarm When "Resume by Alarm" is enabled, this item could allow users to configure the date parameter of the timing dateline on which to power on the system. The choice: 0 ~ 31. Time(hh:mm:ss) Alarm When "Resume by Alarm" is enabled, this item could allow users to configure the time parameter of the timing dateline on which to power on the system. The choice: hh (0~23), mm (0~59), ss (0 ~59). Primary/Secondary IDE 0/1 This item is to configure IDE devices being monitored by system so as to keep system out of suspend mode if the associated device is busy. The choice: Enabled, Disabled. FDD, COM, LPT Port This item is to configure floppy device, COM ports, and parallel port being monitored by system so as to keep system out of suspend mode if the associated device is busy. The choice: Enabled, Disabled. PCI PIRQ[A-D]# This option can be used to detect PCI device activities. If they are activities, the system will go into sleep mode. The choice: Enabled, Disabled.

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4.9

PnP/PCI Configurations

This section describes configuring the PCI bus system. PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect). In system, which allows I/O devices to operate at speeds nearing the speed the CPU itself, uses when communicating with its own special components. This section covers some very technical items and it is strongly recommended that only experienced users should make any changes to the default settings. Phoenix- AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility PnP/PCI Configurations Init Display First Reset Configuration Data Resources Controlled By X IRQ Resources [PCI Slot] [Disabled] [Auto(ESCD)] Press Enter Item Help Menu Level

PCI/VGA Palette Snoop [Disabled] ** PCI Express relative items ** Maximum Payload Size [4096]

: Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values +/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults

Init Display First This item allows you to select the first display port to be initialized. The choice: PCI Slot, Onboard. Reset Configuration Data Default is disabled. Select Enabled to reset Extended System Configuration Data (ESCD) when you exit Setup if you have installed a new add-on and the system reconfiguration has caused such a serious conflict that the OS cannot boot. The choice: Enabled, Disabled. Resource Controlled By BIOS can automatically configure the entire boot and plug and play compatible devices. If you choose Auto, you cannot select IRQ DMA and memory base address fields, since BIOS automatically assigns them. The choice: Auto (ESCD), Manual.

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When user sets the default at "Manual", he will be able to adjust IRQ resources selection. IRQ Resources description: When resources are controlled manually, assign each system interrupt a type, depending on the type of device using the interrupt. Enter for more options IRQ-3/IRQ-4/IRQ-5/IRQ-7/IRQ-9/IRQ-10/IRQ-11/IRQ12/IRQ-14/IRQ-15 assigned to. The choice: PCI Device / Reserved. PCI/VGA Palette Snoop Leave this field at "Disabled". The choice: Enabled, Disabled. Maximum Payload Size The choice: 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096.

4.10

PC Health Status

Phoenix- AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility PC Health Status

2.5V Vccp 5V 12 V VRT Vcc3

2.47 V 1.18 V 4.96 V 11.90 V 3.31 V 3.33 V

Item Help Menu Level

CPU1 FAN Speed 0 RPM CPU2 FAN Speed 0 RPM SYS Fan Speed 0 RPM Smart Fan Temp. Min.() [0] Smart Fan Temp. Range [2] Smart Fan Spin UP Time [250ms] Switch Acoustics By CPUFAN [Disabled] X Smart Fan Ramp Rate 35 secs

: Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values +/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults

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Smart Fan Temp. Min. () Min=0; Max=255. Key in a DEC number: Smart Fan Tamp. Range The choices: 2, 2.5, 3.33, 4, 5, 6.67, 8, 10, 13.33, 16, 20, 26.67, 32, 40, 53.33, 80. (Default 2) Smart Fan Spin-Up Time The choice: No Timeout, 100ms, 250ms, 400ms, 667ms, 1 sec, 2 sec, 4 sec. Switch Acoustics by CPUFAN The choice: Disabled, Enabled. When user selects [Enabled] setting, he will be able to adjust Smart Fan Ramp Rate default. Smart Fan Ramp Rate The choice: 35, 17.6, 11.8, 7, 4.4, 3, 1.6, 0.8 secs. (Default 32 sec.)

4.11

Frequency/Voltage Control

Phoenix- AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility PC Health Status

Auto Detect PCI Clk Spread Spectrum

[Disabled] [Disabled]

Item Help Menu Level

: Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values

+/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults

Spread Spectrum The choice: Enabled, Disabled. (Default Disabled) Spread Spectrum This item allows you to enable/disable the spread spectrum modulate The choice: Enabled, Disabled. (Default Disabled)

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Default Menu

Selecting "Defaults" from the main menu shows you two options, which are described below Load Fail-Safe Defaults When you press <Enter> on this item you get a confirmation dialog box with a message similar to: Load Fail-Safe Defaults (Y/N) ? N Pressing `Y' loads the BIOS default values for the most stable, minimal-performance system operations. Load Optimized Defaults When you press <Enter> on this item you get a confirmation dialog box with a message similar to: Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N) ? N Pressing `Y' loads the default values that are factory settings for optimal performance system operations.

4.13

Supervisor/User Password Setting

The differences

You can set either supervisor or user password, or both of then. between are:

Set Supervisor Password: can enter and change the options of the setup menus. Set User Password: just can only enter but do not have the right to change the options of the setup menus. When you select this function, the following message will appear at the center of the screen to assist you in creating a password. ENTER PASSWORD Type the password, up to eight characters in length, and press <Enter>. The password typed now will clear any previously entered password from CMOS memory. You will be asked to confirm the password. Type the password again and press <Enter>. You may also press <Esc> to abort the selection and not enter a password. To disable a password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter the password. A message will confirm the password will be disabled. Once the password is disabled, the system will boot and you can enter Setup freely.

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BIOS Setup Information

PASSWORD DISABLED When a password has been enabled, you will be prompted to enter it every time you try to enter Setup. This prevents an unauthorized person from changing any part of your system configuration. Additionally, when a password is enabled, you can also require the BIOS to request a password every time your system is rebooted. This would prevent unauthorized use of your computer.

4.14

Exiting Selection

Save & Exit Setup Pressing <Enter> on this item asks for confirmation: Save to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)? Y Pressing "Y" stores the selections made in the menus in CMOS ­ a special section of memory that stays on after you turn your system off. The next time you boot your computer, the BIOS configures your system according to the Setup selections stored in CMOS. After saving the values the system is restarted again. Exit Without Saving Pressing <Enter> on this item asks for confirmation: Quit Without Saving (Y/N)? N This allows you to exit Setup without storing in CMOS any change. The previous selections remain in effect. This exits the Setup utility and restarts your computer.

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Troubleshooting

Chapter 5 Troubleshooting

This chapter provides a few useful tips to quickly get ROBO-8920VG2 running with success. As basic hardware installation has been addressed in Chapter 2, this chapter will primarily focus on system integration issues, in terms of BIOS setting, and OS diagnostics.

5.1

Hardware Quick Installation

CPU Installation Due to the design of ROBO-8920VG2, it is based on Intel® dual-processor server chipset. Before installing CPU, please ensure the processor chosen is the right one. Regarding to CPU information, please refer to Intel® website; http://www.intel.com CPU power source connector ROBO-8920VG2 doesn't equip +12V power connecter for CPU processor, but when user adopts ROBO-8920VG2 to configure on backplane, please kindly connect +12V power to backplane, which is necessary for operation; exactly, even if user doesn't adopt CPU power, the SBC is still operating, but it would be not stable at full loading circumstance. ATX Power Setting ROBO-8920VG2 is able to support ATX power source; besides, user can simulate by jump setting (J6) for AT type. Please refer description of chapter 2 jumper setting. Serial ATA Hardware Installation Unlike IDE bus, each Serial ATA channel can only connect to single SATA hard disk at simultaneously; there are two SATA connectors on motherboard, J19, J22. The installation of Serial ATA is simpler and easier than IDE, because SATA hard disk doesn't require setting up Master and Slave, which can reduce mistake of hardware installation. All you need to do is to plug in two cables on SATA HDD (power and data-cable).

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5.2

Frequency Asking Questions (FAQ)

Q: I have one IDE hard disk and one SATA hard disk. How can I assign SATA Hard disk as First boot device? A: User just only adjusts the jump of IDE HDD to set at master device. SATA HDD will be automatically detected. Eventually, please refer 4.5 "Advanced BIOS Features", and then enter "Hard Disk Boot Priority" to set HDD device boot priority. Q: If I wanna adopt CF card on ROBO-8920VG2, and equip one IDE HDD and one CD-ROM devices at simultaneously, why the BIOS diagnostic is not regular? A: Don't adopt CF card and employ IDE HDD and CD-ROM at J7 (channel 1) simultaneously, because those devices use the same channel form J7; user can adopt CF card and only one IDE device by J7 connecter; otherwise, it will occur conflict situation. (Caution! Master channel is form CF storage, so user must set slave for IDE HDD at simultaneously at J7) Q: Since ROBO-8920VG2 has two Gigabit Ethernet onboard, could ROBO8920VG2 support Intel® fault tolerance function, or what people called teaming function? A: Yes, ROBO-8920VG2 fully supports teaming function without any required change. What has to be done is to install Intel® PRO drivers we provided in Portwell Driver CD, and then go to device manager to enable teaming function. However, for further information, please feel free to contact [email protected]

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Troubleshooting

Q:I am using an ATA-66 (or 100) hard drive, how can I know that ATA-66 function is enabled? A: You need to use the 80-pin ATA-66 IDE flat cable to have this function. During the POST phase, you can see ATA-66 (or 100) message while hard drive is being detected. Besides, after installing Microsoft® series OS successfully, you also need to Install ATA-66/100 driver to active ATA-66/100 function. To solve this problem, you might also check our download center if there is BIOS for this issue. http://www.portwell.com.tw/download.asp If you cannot find a BIOS or the BIOS on our website cannot solve your problem, please kindly contact Portwell Technical Support department for solving issue. Portwell Technical Support Department e-mail: [email protected]

5.3

BIOS Setting

It is assumed that users have correctly adopted modules and connected all the devices cables required before turning on ATX power. CPU, CPU Fan, 240-pin DDR2 SDRAM, keyboard, mouse, floppy drive, IDE CD-ROM, SATA hard disk, printer, VGA connector, device cables are good examples that deserve attention. With no assurance of properly and correctly accommodating these modules and devices, it is very possible to encounter system failures that result in malfunction of any device. To make sure that you have a successful start with ROBO-8920VG2, it is strongly recommended, when going with the boot-up sequence, to hit "DEL" key and enter the BIOS setup menu to tune up a stable BIOS configuration so that you can wake up your system far well. Loading the default optimal setting When prompted with the main setup menu, please scroll down to "Load Optimal Defaults", press "Enter" and "Y" to load in default optimal BIOS setup. This will force your BIOS setting back to the initial factory configuration. It is recommended to do this so you can be sure the system is running with the BIOS setting that Portwell has highly endorsed. As a matter of fact, users can load the default BIOS setting any time when system appears to be unstable in boot up sequence. Auto Detect Hard Disks In the BIOS => Standard CMOS setup menu, pick up any one from Primary/Secondary Master/Slave IDE ports, and press "Enter". Setup the selected IDE port and its access mode to "Auto". This will force system to automatically pick up the IDE devices that are being connected each time system boots up.

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Improper disable operation There are too many occasions where users disable a certain device/feature in one application through BIOS setting. These variables may not be set back to the original values when needed. These devices/features will certainly fail to be detected. When the above conditions happen, it is strongly recommended to check the BIOS settings. Make sure certain items are set as they should be. These include the floppy drive, COM1/COM2 ports, Parallel port, USB ports, external cache, on-board VGA and Ethernet. It is also very common that users would like to disable a certain device/port to release IRQ resource. A few good examples are Disable COM1 serial port to release IRQ #4 Disable COM2 serial port to release IRQ #3 Disable Parallel port to release IRQ #7 Disable PS/2 mouse to release IRQ #12, Etc... A quick review of the basic IRQ mapping is given below for your reference. IRQ# IRQ #0 IRQ #1 IRQ #2 IRQ #3 IRQ #4 IRQ # 5 IRQ #6 IRQ #7 IRQ #8 IRQ #9 IRQ #10 IRQ #11 IRQ #12 IRQ #13 IRQ #14 IRQ #15 Description System Timer Keyboard Event Usable IRQ COM 2 COM 1 Usable IRQ Diskette Event Usable IRQ Real-Time Clock Usable IRQ Usable IRQ Usable IRQ IBM Mouse Event Coprocessor Error Hard Disk Event Usable IRQ

It is then very easy to find out which IRQ resource is ready for additional peripherals. If IRQ resource is not enough, please disable some devices listed above to release further IRQ numbers.

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Appendix A

System Memory Address Map Each On-board device in the system is assigned a set of memory addresses, which also can be identical of the device. The following table lists the system memory address used. Memory Area 0000 ­ 003F 0040 ­ 004F 0050 ­ 006F 0070 ­ 0BE3 0BE4 ­ 0E1B 0E1C ­ 9D66 9D67 ­9EFF 9F00 ­ 9FBF 9FC0 ­ 9FFF A000 ­ AFFF B000 ­ B7FF B800 ­ BFFF C000 ­ CAFF CB00 ­ EFFF F000 - FFFF Size 1K 0.3K 0.5K 45K 8.9K 573K 6.4K 3K 1K 64K 32K 32K 44K 148K 64K Device Description Interrupt Area BIOS Data Area System Data DOS Program Area [Available] Program Area VGA Graphics Unused VGA Text Video ROM Unused High RAM Unused ROM

= Conventional memory ends at 636K =

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Appendix B

Interrupt Request Lines (IRQ) Peripheral devices can use interrupt request lines to notify CPU for the service required. The following table shows the IRQ used by the devices on board. IRQ# IRQ 0 IRQ 1 IRQ 2 IRQ 3 IRQ 4 IRQ 5 IRQ 6 IRQ 7 IRQ 8 IRQ 9 IRQ 10 IRQ 11 IRQ 12 IRQ 13 IRQ 14 IRQ 15 Current Use System ROM System ROM [Unassigned] System ROM System ROM [Unassigned] System ROM [Unassigned] System ROM [Unassigned] [Unassigned] [Unassigned] DRMOUSE System ROM System ROM [Unassigned] Default Use System Timer Keyboard Event Usable IRQ COM 2 COM 1 Usable IRQ Diskette Event Usable IRQ Real-Time Clock Usable IRQ Usable IRQ Usable IRQ IBM Mouse Event Coprocessor Error Hard Disk Event Usable IRQ

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