EPoX Computer EP 3VWM User Manual

EP -3 VWM  
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m a in b o a r d (1 3 3 /1 0 0 /6 6 MH z )  
S u p p o r t s P C 1 0 0 S DR AM Mo d u le  
TRADEMARK  
All products and company names are trademarks or registered  
trademarks of their respective holders.  
These specifications are subject to change without notice.  
Manual Revision 1.2  
September 22, 2000  
EP-3VWM  
Technical Support Services  
If you need additional information, help during installation or normal use of this  
product, please contact your retailer. Your retailer will have the most current  
information about your configuration. If your retailer cannot help, you may visit  
our online technical support website and/or contact our support technicians at the  
locations listed below.  
Record your serial number before installing your EP-3VWM mainboard. (The  
serial number is located near the ISA slots at the edge of the board.)  
EP-3VWM serial number: ____________________________  
Contacting Technical Support  
EPoX technical support is working hard to answer all of your questions online.  
From our website you can find answers to many common questions, drivers, BIOS  
updates, tech notes, and important technical bulletins. If you are still unable to  
locate the solution you are seeking, you always have the option to contact our  
support technicians directly.  
North American website (English language)  
European website (Multi-language)  
info @elito-epox.com  
Taiwan website (Chinese language)  
Thank you for using EPoX mainboards!  
Copyright 2000 EPoX Computer Company. All rights reserved.  
EP-3VWM  
Ta b le o f Co n t e n t s  
Page  
Section 1  
Introduction  
Components Checklist ........................................ 1-1  
Overview  
EP-3VWM Form-Factor ..................................... 1-2  
I/O Shield Connector .......................................... 1-3  
Power-On/Off (Remote)..................................... 1-3  
System Block Diagram........................................ 1-4  
Section 2  
Section 3  
Features  
EP-3VWM Features ............................................ 2-1  
Installation  
EP-3VWM Detailed Layout................................ 3-2  
Easy Installation Procedure  
CPU Insertion ...................................................... 3-3  
Jumper Settings ................................................... 3-5  
System Memory Configuration .......................... 3-6  
Device Connectors .............................................. 3-8  
Section 4  
Award BIOS Setup  
Main Menu ........................................................... 4-1  
Standard CMOS Setup ......................................... 4-2  
Advanced BIOS Features ..................................... 4-3  
Advanced Chipset Features ................................. 4-8  
Integrated Peripherals ......................................... 4-11  
Power Management Setup ................................... 4-15  
PNP/PCI Configuration Setup ............................ 4-18  
PC Health Status .................................................. 4-20  
Frequency Control ............................................... 4-21  
Defaults Menu ..................................................... 4-22  
Supervisor/User Password Setting ..................... 4-23  
Exit Selecting ...................................................... 4-24  
EP-3VWM  
Appendix  
Appendix A  
Memory Map ....................................................... A-1  
I/O Map ................................................................ A-1  
Timer & DMA Channels Map ............................. A-2  
Interrupt Map ....................................................... A-2  
RTC & CMOS RAM Map .................................... A-3  
Appendix B  
POST Codes......................................................... B-1  
Appendix C  
Load Setup Defaults ............................................ C-1  
Appendix D  
GHOST 5.1 Quick User’s Guide......................... D-1  
EP-3VWM  
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EP-3VWM  
Introduction  
S e c t io n 1  
INTRODUCTION  
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Introduction  
EP-3VWM  
EP -3 VWM Fo r m -Fa c t o r  
The EP-3VWM is designed with MicroATX form factor - the new industry  
standard of chassis. MicroATX form factor is essentially a Baby-AT baseboard  
rotated 90 degrees within the chassis enclosure and a new mounting configuration  
for the power supply. With these changes the processor is relocated away from the  
expansion slots, allowing them all to hold full length add-in cards. MicroATX  
defines a double height aperture to the rear of the chassis which can be used to  
host a wide range of onboard I/O. Only the size and position of this aperture is  
defined, allowing PC manufacturers to add new I/O features (e.g.; TV input, TV  
output, joystick, modem, LAN, etc.) to systems. This will help systems integra-  
tors differentiate their products in the marketplace, and better meet your needs.  
By integrating more I/O down onto the board and better positioning the hard  
drive and floppy connectors material cost of cables and add-in cards is  
reduced.  
By reducing the number of cables and components in the system, manufactur-  
ing time and inventory holding costs are reduced and reliability will increase.  
By using an optimized power supply, it's possible to reduce cooling costs and  
lower acoustical noise. An ATX power supply, which has a side-mounted fan,  
allows direct cooling of the processor and add-in cards making a secondary  
fan or active heatsink unnecessary in most system applications.  
Expandable I/O  
Single chassis  
fan for system  
ATX  
Power  
Supply  
CPU located near  
Power Supply  
Full length  
slots  
ATX power connector  
Floppy / IDE  
connectors  
close to  
3 1/2"  
Bay  
5 1/4"  
Bay  
peripheral  
bays  
Figure 2: Summary of ATX chassis features  
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EP-3VWM  
Introduction  
I/O S h ie ld Co n n e c t o r  
The EP-3VWM is equipped with an I/O back panel. Please use the appropriate I/O  
shield (figure 3).  
parallel port  
Joystick/Midi port  
PS/2 Mouse  
USB port  
PS/2  
KEYBOARD  
COM1  
Figure 3: I/O back panel layout  
VGA1  
Speaker  
Line_in  
MIC  
Pow e r-On /Off (Re m o t e )  
The EP-3VWM has a single 20-pin connector for ATX power supplies. For ATX  
power supplies that support the Remote On/Off feature, this should be connected  
to the systems front panel for system Power On/Off button. The systems power  
On/Off button should be a momentary button that is normally open.  
The EP-3VWM has been designed with “Soft Off" functions. You can turn Off the  
system from one of two sources: The first is the front panel Power On/Off  
button, and the other is the "Soft Off" function (coming from the EP-3VWM’s  
onboard circuit controller) that can be controlled by the operating system such as  
Windows® 95/98 or Windows®2000 to shutown the system.  
ATX  
POWER SUPPLY  
J 3  
Case (chassis) Power  
ON/OFF button (J 3)  
Figure 4: Simple ATX Power ON/OFF Controller  
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Introduction  
EP-3VWM  
S ys t e m Blo c k Dia g ra m  
Figure 5: System Block Diagram  
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EP-3VWM  
Features  
S e c t io n 2  
FEATURES  
EP -3 VWM Fe a t u re s :  
• EP-3VWM is based on the Socket 370 Processors including PPGA & FC-  
PGA operating at 300 ~ 800MHz.  
• Designed with VIA VT8601 AGPset.  
• Supports up to 512MB of DRAM (minimum of 32 MB) on board (please  
see Section 3-2).  
• Supports (3) 32 bit PCI slots, (1) 16 bit ISA slot, (1) AMR slot and provides  
(2) independent high performance PCI IDE interfaces capable of supporting  
PIO Mode 3/4 and Ultra DMA 33/66 devices. The EP-3VWM supports (3)  
PCI Bus Master slots and a jumperless PCI INT# control scheme which  
reduces configuration confusion when plugging in PCI card(s).  
• Supports ATAPI (e.g. CD-ROM) devices on both Primary and Secondary  
IDE interfaces.  
• Designed with on chip Multi I/O: (1) floppy port, (1) parallel port (EPP,  
ECP), and (2) serial ports (16550 Fast UART).  
Note: Japanese “Floppy 3 mode” is also supported  
• Features Award Plug & Play BIOS. With Flash Memory you can always  
please visit our Technical Support section for the latest updates).  
• EP-3VWM utilizes a Lithium battery which provides environmental  
protection and longer battery life.  
• Supports the (4) Universal Serial Bus (USB) Ports, 2 ports as standard,  
another 2 ports as option. For USB devices such as keyboard, mouse and  
speakers etc.  
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Features  
EP-3VWM  
• Built-in ATX 20-pin power supply connector.  
• Software power-down when using Windows® 95/98 or Windows®2000.  
• Supports ring-in feature (remote power-on through external modem,  
allows system to be turned on remotely).  
• Resume by Alarm - Allows your system to turn on at a preselected time.  
• Power Loss Recovery - In the event of a power outtage your system will  
automatically turn itself back on without user intervention.  
• Supports CPU Hardware sleep and SMM (System Management Mode).  
• Built-in WOL (Wake-up On Lan) Connector.  
• Built-in AC97 PCI Audio.  
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