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Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide ii Document EDITION PART NUMBER DATE History First 49.AB700.001 November 1998 Copyright Notice Copyright © 1998 by Acer America Corporation. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Acer America Corporation.
iii Warranty/Limitation of Liability Any software described in this manual is licensed “as is” and Acer and its suppliers disclaim any and all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to any warranty of non-infringement of third party rights, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide iv IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 1. Read these instructions carefully. Save them for future reference. 2. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. 3. Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning.
v rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed 15 amperes. 11. Never push objects of any kind into this product through cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide vi 14. Use only the proper type of power supply cord (provided in your keyboard/manual accessories box) for this unit. It should be a detachable type: UL listed/CSA certified, type SVT/SJT, rated 10A 125V minimum.
vii FCC Class B Radio Frequency Interference Statement Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide viii Table of Contents Chapter 1 System Board 1.1 Features ....................................................................................................... 1-1 1.2 Major Components ...............
ix 1.14 Error Messages ................................ ........................................................ 1-24 1.14.1 Software Error Messages ............................................................. 1-24 1.14.2 System Error Messages .
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide x 2.3.3 Main Board ID .................................................................................2-9 2.3.4 Main Board S/N .............................................................................. 2-9 2.
xi 2.9 Date and Time .......................................................................................... 2-44 2.9.1 Date ................................................................................................ 2-44 2.9.2 Time ..
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide xii Index List of Figures 1-1 System Board Layout ................................................................................. 1-4 1-2 System Board Jumper and Connector Locations ...................
xiii About This Manual This user’s guide aims to give you the information you need to operate the system properly and tells you how to install internal components. Manual Structure This user’s guide consists of three chapters. Chapter 1 System Board This chapter describes the system board and all its major components.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide xiv Conventions The following conventions are used in this manual: , , Represents the actual keys that you have to press on the keyboard. NOTE Gives bits and pieces of additional information related to the current topic.
Chapter 1 – System Board 1-1 Chapter 1 System Board 1.1 Features The Altos 1100 system board is a dual-processor system board built on an ATX baseboard using two Intel Pentium II processors running at 400/100, or 450/100 MHz. It is integrated with the Intel 440BX system controller, which consists of the PCI/AGP controller and the PCI/ISA IDE accelerator (PIIX4).
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 1-2 The system board supports two manageability features: Advanced Server Manager (ASM) Pro and Remote Diagnostic Manager (RDM). ASM Pro detects problems in: • CPU thermal condition • CPU working voltage detection ( ± 12V/ ± 5V/3.
Chapter 1 – System Board 1-3 1.2 Major Components The system board has the following major components: • Supports dual Intel Pentium II processors • Four DIMM sockets that acce.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 1-4 1.3 System Board Layout Figure 1-1 shows the system board components. Figure 1-1 System Board Layout 1 Mouse port 2 Keyboard port 3 USB ports 4 .
Chapter 1 – System Board 1-5 1.4 Jumpers and Connectors This section describes the jumper and connector locations and settings. 1.4.1 Jumper and Connector Locations Figure 1-2 shows the jumper and connector locations on the system board.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 1-6 Jumpers are prefixed “JP”. Connectors are prefixed “CN”. The blackened pin of a jumper or connector represents pin 1. 1.4.2 Jumper Settings Table 1-1 lists the system board jumpers with their corresponding settings and functions.
Chapter 1 – System Board 1-7 1.4.3 Connector Functions Table 1-2 lists the different connectors on the system board and their respective functions.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 1-8 Table 1-2 Connector Functions (continued) Connector Function CN30 RDM connector CN31 Reserved CN32 Reserved CN33 RDM connector CN34 External Speaker c.
Chapter 1 – System Board 1-9 1.5 Front Panel Connectors The following figure shows the pin orientation of the front-panel connectors. Figure 1-3 Front Panel Connectors .
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 1-10 1.6 Installing Optional Components Before you install any system component, please read the following sections. These sections contain important ESD precautions, pre- and post-installation instructions. Turn off the system power and unplug the power cord and all peripherals before opening the system or connecting or removing any peripheral device.
Chapter 1 – System Board 1-11 1.6.1 ESD Precautions Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your processor, disk drives, expansion boards, and other components. Always observe the following precautions before you install a system component.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 1-12 1.6.3 Post-installation Instructions Observe the following procedures after installing a system component: 1. Check that the components are installed according to the instructions in their respective sections.
Chapter 1 – System Board 1-13 1.7 Installing the Pentium II Processor Follow these steps to install a Pentium II processor into the socket on the CPU board. The edge connector of the Pentium II module is slotted so that it only fits in one direction.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 1-14 2. Press the latches on the sides to lock the processor module into place. Figure 1-5 Securing the Pentium II Processor 1.8 Removing a Pentium II Processor Follow these steps to remove the Pentium II CPU module from the slot.
Chapter 1 – System Board 1-15 2. Firmly hold the processor module and pull it out of the socket. Figure 1-7 Removing the Pentium II Processor .
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 1-16 1.9 Installing the Termination Board When you use only one CPU, you must have a termination board installed in the empty slot. Follow these steps to install the termination board: 1. Position the termination board over the empty slot.
Chapter 1 – System Board 1-17 1.10 Memory Upgrade The four 168-pin sockets onboard support Registered PC100 ECC SDRAM-type DIMMs. You may install 128 or 256-MB DIMMs for a maximum of 1024 MB system memory. Each of the sockets represents one independent bank.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 1-18 1.10.2 Installing a DIMM To install a DIMM, align it with the socket and press it down until the holding clips secure the DIMM in place. The DIMM socket is slotted to ensure proper installation. If you slip in a DIMM but it does not completely fit, you may have inserted it the wrong way.
Chapter 1 – System Board 1-19 Figure 1-10 Removing a DIMM 1.10.4 Reconfiguring the System Reconfigure the system after installing or removing DIMMs. Follow these steps to reconfigure the system: 1. Power on the system. A memory error message appears, indicating that the total memory does not match the value stored in CMOS.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 1-20 1.11 Installing Expansion Cards 1.11.1 Installing 32 Bit PCI Cards To install 32 bit PCI cards: 1. Locate the PCI slots on the system board. 2. Remove the bracket on the housing opposite an empty PCI slot.
Chapter 1 – System Board 1-21 1.11.2 Installing an AGP Card When installing an AGP card, make sure that the IRQ required by the card is not already assigned to a PCI or ISA device to avoid resource conflicts. Follow these steps when installing an AGP card: 1.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 1-22 1.12 ASM Pro ASM Pro is a server management tool based on industry standards. It is designed to help server supervisors and management information system (MIS) personnel to detect errors or potential trouble spots in their network servers through a single management station.
Chapter 1 – System Board 1-23 1.13 Remote Diagnostic Management Remote Diagnostic Manager (RDM) is a server management tool that uses modems and telephone lines to control a host of servers from a remote station. In the event of failure, RDM monitors and analyzes the server condition, updates the BIOS settings if necessary, reboots the server, and quickly returns it to normal operation.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 1-24 Figure 1-13 Installing the RDM Module Refer to the RDM User’s Guide for detailed instructions on RDM installation.
Chapter 1 – System Board 1-25 1.14 Error Messages Do not continue using the computer if you receive an error message of any type. Note the message and take corrective action. This section explains the different types of error messages and corresponding corrective measures.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 1-26 Table 1-4 System Error Messages Message Action CMOS Battery Error Replace the battery or contact your dealer. CMOS Checksum Error Run Setup. See Section 2-1. CPU BIOS Update Code Mismatch Contact your dealer.
Chapter 1 – System Board 1-27 Table 1-4 System Error Messages (continued) Message Action Memory Error at: MMMM:SSSS:OOO (W:XXXX, R:YYYY) where: M: MB, S: Segment, O: Offset, X/Y: write/read pattern Check DIMMs on the system board. Contact your dealer.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 1-28 1.14.3 Correcting Error Conditions As a general rule, if an error message says "Press F1 to continue," it is caused by a configuration problem, which can be easily corrected. An equipment malfunction is more likely to cause a fatal error, i.
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 1 Chapter 2 BIOS Utility Most systems are already configured by the manufacturer or the dealer. There is no need to run Setup when starting the computer unless you get a Run Setup message. The Setup program loads configuration values into the battery-backed nonvolatile memory called CMOS RAM.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-2 BIOS Utility System Information Product Information Disk Drives Power Management Startup Configuration Advanced Configuration System Security Date and Time Remote Diagnostic Configuration Load Default Settings Abort Settings Change ↑↓←→ = Move highlight bar, ↵ = Select, Esc = Exit The parameters on the screens show default values.
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 3 2.2 System Information The following screen appears if you select System Information from the main menu. System Information Page 1/2 Processor ...................... Pentium II Processor Speed ................ xxx MHz Bus Frequency .
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-4 The following screen shows page 2 of the System Information menu. System Information Page 2/2 Serial Port 1 ..................... 3F8h, IRQ 4 Serial Port 2 ..................... 2F8h, IRQ 3 Parallel Port .
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2-5 2.2.2 Processor Speed The Processor Speed parameter specifies the speed of the CPU currently installed in your system. The system supports Intel Pentium II CPUs running at 400 or 450 MHz. 2.2.3 Bus Frequency The Bus Frequency parameter specifies the system external clock.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-6 2.2.7 Floppy Drive B This parameter specifies the system’s current floppy drive B settings. For information on how to configure the floppy drives, see section 2.4.1. 2.2.8 IDE Primary Channel Master This parameter specifies the current configuration of the IDE device connected to the master port of the primary IDE channel.
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2-7 Memory Type This parameter indicates the type of memory installed in the system. 2.2.13 Serial Port 1 This parameter indicates the serial port 1 address and IRQ setting. 2.2.14 Serial Port 2 This parameter indicates the serial port 2 address and IRQ setting.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-8 2.2.18 Onboard USB This parameter specifies whether the onboard USB controller is enabled or not. For information on how to enable or disable USB, see section 2.
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 9 2.3 Product Information The Product Information contains general data about the system. It includes the product name, serial number, BIOS version, etc. This information is necessary for troubleshooting and may be required when asking for technical support.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-10 2.3.3 Main Board ID This parameter specifies the system board’s identification number. 2.3.4 Main Board S/N This parameter specifies the system board’s serial number. 2.3.5 System BIOS Version This parameter specifies the version of the BIOS utility.
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 11 2.4 Disk Drives The Disk Drives menu lets you configure the system hard disk and disk drive settings. If your hard disk supports the enhanced IDE features, you may set the functions using this menu. The following screen shows the Disk Drives parameters and their default settings: Disk Drives Page 1/1 Floppy Drive A .
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-12 From the Disk Drives screen, select the IDE Primary Channel Master, IDE Primary Channel Slave, the IDE Secondary Channel Master, or IDE Secondary Channel Slave items to display their respective menus. Selecting the IDE Primary Channel Master item displays the following menu.
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 13 2.4.1 Floppy Drives To configure the first floppy drive (drive A), highlight the Floppy Drive A parameter. Press or key to view the options, then select the appropriate value. Possible settings for the Floppy Drive parameters: • [ None ] • [360 KB, 5.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-14 Slave item (or the IDE Secondary Channel Slave) if you want to configure an IDE device set as slave. To configure an IDE device designated as master: 1. Select the IDE Primary Channel Master (or the IDE Secondary Channel Master) option to display its menu.
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 15 To configure an IDE device designated as slave: 1. Select the IDE Primary Channel Slave (or the IDE Secondary Channel Slave) option to display its menu. 2. Highlight the parameter Type, then press or to display the IDE drive types with their respective values for cylinder, head, sector, and size.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-16 Hard Disk 32-bit Access Enabling this parameter improves system performance by allowing the use of the 32-bit hard disk access. This enhanced IDE feature works only under DOS, Windows 3.x, Windows 95/98, and Novell NetWare.
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 17 2.5 Power Management The Power Management menu lets you configure the system power management features. The following screen shows the Power Management parameters with their default settings: Power Management Page 1/1 Power Management Mode .
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-18 allow 3 to 5 seconds (depending on the hard disk) for the disk to return to normal speed. Set this parameter to Off if your hard disk does not support this function. System Sleep Timer This parameter sets the system to the lowest power-saving mode.
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 19 2.6 Startup Configuration The Startup Configuration allows you to specify your preferred setting for bootup. The following screen appears if you select the Startup Configuration option from the main menu: Startup Configuration Page 1/1 Fast POST Mode .
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-20 2.6.2 Silent Boot This parameter enables or disables the Silent Boot function. When set to Enabled , BIOS is in graphical mode and displays only an identification logo during POST and while booting, after which the screen displays the operating system prompt (such as DOS) or logo (such as Windows 95).
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 21 2.6.6 System Boot Drive This parameter allows you to specify the system search sequence. The selections are: • Drive A then C: The system checks drive A first. If there is a diskette in the drive, the system boots from drive A.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-22 2.7 Advanced Configuration The Advanced Configuration option allows you to configure the advanced system memory functions. To avoid damaging the system, do not change any settings in the Advanced Configuration unless you are a qualified technician.
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 23 2.7.1 Onboard Devices Configuration The Onboard Devices Configuration allows you to configure the onboard communication ports and the onboard devices. Selecting this option from the Advanced Configuration menu displays the following screen: Onboard Devices Configuration Page 1/2 Serial Port 1 .
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-24 The following screen shows page 2 of the Onboard Devices Configuration menu: Onboard Devices Configuration Page 2/2 Onboard Floppy Disk Controller ...... [Enabled] Onboard IDE Primary Channel ......... [Enabled] Onboard IDE Secondary Channel .
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 25 Base Address This function lets you set a logical base address for serial port 1. The options are: • 3F8h • 2F8h • 3E8h • 2E8h The default setting is 3F8h . IRQ This function lets you assign an interrupt for serial port 1.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-26 IRQ This function lets you assign an interrupt for serial port 2. The options are IRQ 3 and 4 . The default setting is 3 . If you assign 3F8h to serial port 1, you may only assign 2F8h or 2E8h to serial port 2.
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 27 The Base Address and IRQ parameters are configurable only if Parallel Port is enabled. If you install an add-on card that has a parallel port whose address conflicts with the parallel port onboard, the system automatically disables the onboard functions.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-28 Operation Mode This item allows you to set the operation mode of the parallel port. Table 2-1 lists the different operation modes. The default setting is Bi-directional . Table 2-1 Parallel Port Operation Mode Settings Setting Function Standard Parallel Port (SPP) Allows normal speed one-way operation Standard and Bidirectional Allows normal speed operation in a two-way mode Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP) Allows bidirectional parallel port operation at maximum speed Extended Capabilities Port (ECP) Allows parallel port to operate in bidirectional mode and at a speed higher than the maximum data transfer rate ECP DMA channel This item becomes active only if you select Extended Capabilities Port (ECP) as the operation mode.
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 29 When disabled, it deactivates the connected devices. The default setting is Enabled . Onboard IDE Secondary Channel This parameter lets you enable or disable the secondary IDE channel. When enabled, it allows you access the devices connected to the secondary channel.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-30 analog semiconductor technologies and with limited digital capabilities. Enabling this feature will reserve IRQ9 for SMBUS use. The default setting is Disabled . 2.7.2 PnP/PCI System Configuration The PnP/PCI System Configuration allows you to specify the settings for your PCI devices.
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 31 PnP/PCI System Configuration Page 2/2 PCI IRQ Sharing ............... [No] VGA Palette Snoop .............. [Disabled] Graphics Aperture Size ......... [ 64 ] MB Plug and Play OS ............... [No] Reset Resource Assignments .
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-32 Make sure that the interrupt you assign to the various PCI slots are not used by other devices to avoid conflicts. Press or to move between fields. Press or to select options. AGP This item shows the assigned interrupt for the onboard accelerated graphics port (AGP) controller.
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 33 If there are no IRQs available to assign for the remaining device function, we recommend that you enable this parameter.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-34 VGA Palette Snoop This parameter permits you to use the palette snooping feature if you installed more than one VGA card in the system. The default setting is Disabled . The VGA palette snoop function allows the control palette register (CPR) to manage and update the VGA RAM DAC (Digital Analog Converter, a color data storage) of each VGA card installed in the system.
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 35 2.7.3 Memory/Cache Configuration The Memory/Cache Configuration allows you to specify the appropriate settings for your system memory. Selecting the option displays the following screen: Memory/Cache Configuration Page 1/1 Internal Cache (CPU Cache) .
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-36 System BIOS Cacheable Set this parameter to Enabled if you want the system BIOS to run directly from the cache memory, thus allowing your system to function faster. Set this to Disabled to run the system BIOS from RAM.
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 37 2.7.4 CPU Speed Configuration The CPU Speed Configuration allows you to specify the appropriate settings for your system memory. Selecting the option displays the following screen: CPU Speed Configuration Page 1/1 Bus Frequency .
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-38 million cycles per second. The faster the clock, the more instructions the CPU can execute per second. 2.7.5 System Event Configuration The system event configuration enables you to record and monitor events that occurs in your system like system temperature, fan stops, and others.
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 39 Clear Event Log Clears the event log whenever the event log area is full. The default setting is Disabled . View Event Logs Opens the system event log file for viewing. Event Control This parameter monitors the following events and logs them into the event log file if there is a change in status.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-40 System Event Configuration Page 2/2 Critical Event Process Stop POST after CPU or Memory Reducton [Disabled] Halt System if no CPU or Memory Available [Disabled] Threshold Settings CPU Warning Degree .
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 41 2.8 System Security Setup The Setup program has a number of security features to prevent unauthorized access to the system and its data. The following screen appears when you select System Security from the main menu: System Security Page 1/1 Disk Drive Control Floppy Drive .
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-42 2.8.1 Disk Drive Control The disk drive control features allow you to control the floppy drive or the hard disk drive boot function to prevent loading operating systems or other programs from a certain drive while the other drives are operational.
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 43 2.8.2 Setup Password The Setup Password prevents unauthorized access to the BIOS utility. Setting a Password 1. Make sure that JP7 is set to 2-3 (bypass password). You cannot enter the BIOS utility if a Setup password does not exist and JP7 is set to 1- 2 (password check enabled).
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-44 After setting the password, the system automatically sets the Setup Password parameter to Present . 7. Press to exit the System Security screen and return to the main menu. 8. Press to exit the BIOS utility.
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 45 Bypassing the Setup Password If you forget your setup password, you can bypass the password security feature by hardware. Follow these steps to bypass the password: 1. Turn off and unplug the system. 2. Open the system housing and set JP7 to 2-3 to bypass the password function.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-46 will not respond to any keyboard or mouse input until you enter the correct password. .
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 47 2.9 Date and Time The real-time clock keeps the system date and time. After setting the date and time, you do not need to enter them every time you turn on the system. As long as the internal battery remains good (approximately seven years) and connected, the clock continues to keep the date and time accurately even when the power is off.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-48 • Year 00 to 99 2.9.2 Time Highlight the items on the Time parameter and press or to set the time following the hour-minute-second format.
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 49 2.10 Remote Diagnostic Configuration Please refer to the Remote Diagnostic Manager (RDM) User's Guide for more information on remote diagnostic configuration. The following is the first of two Remote Diagnostic Configuration screens in the BIOS utility.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-50 The following is the second of two Remote Diagnostic Configuration screens in the BIOS utility. It shows the remote diagnostic parameters with their default settings: Remote Diagnostic Configuration Page 2/2 RDM Daughter Board Version .
Chapter 2 - BIOS Utility 2- 51 2.11 Load Setup Default Settings Use this option to load the default settings for the optimized system configuration. When you load the default settings, some of the parameters are grayed-out with their fixed settings.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2-52 2.12 Abort Settings Change Use this option to disregard your changes to the BIOS and reload your previous settings. The following dialog box appears when you select Abort Settings Change from the main menu.
Chapter 3 System Housing 3-1 Chapter 3 System Housing This chapter describes the features of the IDM housing and tells you how to install the basic system components such as disk drives, a system board, or expansion boards. Descriptive illustrations accompany the installation procedures.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 3-2 3.1 Standalone System For a stand-alone system, rotate the feet outward to stabilize the housing. .
Chapter 3 System Housing 3-3 3.2 Features 3.2.1 Front Panel Keylock Panel Door .
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 3-4 3.2.2 Rear Panel Power Connector COM port slots Expansion Port Slots V ideo Connection SCSI Expansion Slots Housing Fan System Board connector Expansion Slo.
Chapter 3 System Housing 3-5 3.2.3 Internal Structure The figure below shows the housing internal structure and some of the basic system components. P ower Supply Expansion Slot Brackets B ackplane Board Hot-Swap Cage (SCSI) 5.25-inch Drive Bays Expansion Card Housing Fan 3.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 3-6 3.3 Opening the Housing Panels 3.3.1 Front Panel Before opening the system housing, please refer to section 1.6 for ESD precautions and pre- and post-installation instructions. Unlock the housing with the key and then pull the panel to access the drive trays.
Chapter 3 System Housing 3-7 3.3.2 Left Panel To remove the left panel: 1. Use a screw driver to remove the two screws securing it to the rear panel.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 3-8 3.4 Installing Disk Drives Turn off the power switch and unplug the power cord before installing or removing diskette drives. 3.4.1 3.5-inch Drive 1. Open the front panel and remove the left panel of the housing.
Chapter 3 System Housing 3-9 4. Insert the drive into the drive bay and secure it with two screws. 5. Connect the diskette drive cables. 3.4.2 5.25-inch Drives You may install a CD-ROM, tape drive, hard disk, diskette drive or any other 5.25-inch device into the drive bay.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 3-10 4. Insert the drive into the drive bay and secure it with two screws. 5. Connect the signal and power cables to the drive.
Chapter 3 System Housing 3-11 3.5 Installing an Expansion Board 1. Remove an expansion slot bracket cover. Save the screw to secure the expansion board. 2. Align an expansion board with the open slot and insert the golden fingers into the expansion bus connector.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 3-12 3. Secure the board with the screw. .
Chapter 3 System Housing 3-13 3.6 Hard Disk Drive Cage Your system comes equipped with a 3 drive, hot-pluggable cage that support SCA connectors on the hard disk drives. There is also an Ultra 2 backplane attached to the end of the cage. 1. Use your finger to release the drive tray as shown below and then pull it out.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 3-14 3.6.1 Jumpers and Connectors The following diagram shows the SCSI jumpers and connectors. JP4 Jumper Setting Function JP1 1-2 2-3* I 2 C Buffer ID 21h 23.
Chapter 3 System Housing 3-15 Connector Description CN1 SCSI 68-pin P connector - In CN2 Front power LED connector CN3 I 2 C Buffer connector CN6 Reserved CN8 SCSI 68-pin connector - Out JP5 Power connector S1 Slot 1 ID switch S2 Slot 2 ID switch S3 Slot 3 ID switch SW 1 Reserved SW 2 Reserved 3.
Index 1 Index A Abort settings change, 2-49 Advanced configuration, 2-21 CPU speed configuration, 2-35 Memory/cache configuration, 2- 33 Onboard devices configuration, 2- 22 PnP/PCI system configur.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 2 F Fast POST mode, 2-18 Features, 1-1, 3-3 Front panel, 3-3, 3-6 Internal structure, 3-5 Rear panel, 3-4 Front panel, 3-3, 3-6 Front panel connectors, 1-9 Floppy drive A, 2-5 Floppy drive B, 2-5 Floppy drives, 2-12 H Hard disk drive cage, 3-13 Jumpers and connectors, 3-14 SCSI backplane board, 3-15 I IDE drives, 2-12 Advanced PIO mode, 2-14 CD-ROM drive DMA mode, 2-15 Hard disk 32-bit access, 2-15 Hard disk block mode, 2-14 Hard disk size > 504 MB, 2-14 IDE primary channel master, 2-6 IDE primary channel slave, 2-6 IDE secondary channel master, 2-6 IDE secondary channel slave, 2-6 Initialize SCSI before IDE, 2-19 Installing 32 bit PCI cards, 1-20 Installing a DIMM, 1-18 Installing an AGP card, 1-21 Installing an expansion board, 3-11 Installing expansion cards, 1-20 32 bit PCI cards, installing, 1-20 AGP card, installing, 1-21 Installing disk drives, 3-8 3.
Index 3 Memory configurations, 1-17 Memory parity mode, 2-7 Memory test, 2-19 Memory upgrade, 1-17 Configurations, 1-17 DIMM, installing, 1-18 DIMM, removing, 1-18 System, reconfiguring, 1-19 Memory/cache configuration, 2-33 Cache scheme, 2-33 Internal cache, 2-33 Memory at 15MB-16MB reserved for, 2-34 Memory ECC mode, 2-34 Single processor MP table, 2-34 System BIOS cacheable, 2-34 Video BIOS cacheable, 2-34 N Num lock after boot, 2-19 O Onboard devices configuration, 2-22 Onboard Ethernet chip, 2-28 Onboard floppy disk controller, 2- 27 Onboard IDE primary channel, 2- 27 Onboard IDE secondary channel, 2-28 Onboard PS/2 mouse, 2-28 Onboard USB, 2-7, 2-28 Operation mode, 2-27, 2-43 Parallel port, 2-7, 2-25 Serial port 1, 2-7, 2-23 Serial port 2, 2-7, 2-24 SMBUS interrupt, 2-28 Onboard USB, 2-7, 2-28 Opening the housing panels, 3-6 Front panel, 3-3, 3-6 Left panel, 3-7 P Parallel port, 2-7, 2-25 Base address, 2-24, 2-25 IRQ, 2-24, 2-25 PnP/PCI system configuration, 2-29 Graphics aperture size, 2-32 PCI device latency timer, 2-31 PCI IRQ settings, 2-30 PCI IRQ sharing, 2-31 Plug and play OS, 2-32 Reset resource assignments, 2-32 VGA palette snoop, 2-32 Pointing device, 2-7 Post-installation instructions, 1-12 Power management, 2-16 mode, 2-16 Power switch < 4 sec, 2-17 Wakeup event, 2-17 Power management mode, 2-16 IDE hard disk standby timer, 2-16 Stop CPU clock in sleep state, 2-17 System sleep timer, 2-17 Power switch < 4 sec.
Altos 1100 Series User’s Guide 4 Main board S/N, 2-9 Product name, 2-8 System BIOS ID, 2-9 System BIOS version, 2-9 System S/N, 2-8 Product name, 2-8 R Rear panel, 3-4 Reconfiguring the system, .
Index 5 Disk drives, installing, 3-8 Expansion board, installing, 3-11 Features, 3-3 Hard disk drive cage, 3-13 Housing panels, opening, 3-6 Standalone system, 3-2 System information, 2-3 Bus frequ.
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Maar de belangrijkste taak van de handleiding is om de gebruiker bij het oplossen van problemen te helpen met Acer 1100 Series . Bijna altijd, zal je daar het vinden Troubleshooting met de meest voorkomende storingen en defecten #MANUAl# samen met de instructies over hun opplosinge. Zelfs als je zelf niet kan om het probleem op te lossen, zal de instructie je de weg wijzen naar verdere andere procedure, bijv. door contact met de klantenservice of het dichtstbijzijnde servicecentrum.