Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L User Manual

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GA-G31M-S2L
LGA775 socket motherboard for Intel
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 Core
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processor family/
Intel
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 Pentium
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 processor family/Intel
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 Celeron
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 processor family
User's Manual
Rev. 1004
12ME-G31MS2L-1004R

Summary of Contents of user manual for Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L

  • Page 1GA-G31M-S2L LGA775 socket motherboard for Intel® CoreTM processor family/ Intel® Pentium® processor family/Intel® Celeron® processor family User's Manual Rev. 1004...
  • Page 2 Motherboard GA-G31M-S2L Motherboard GA-G31M-S2L Aug. 31, 2007 Aug. 31, 2007
  • Page 3Copyright © 2007 GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. All rights reserved. The trademarks mentioned in this manual are legally registered to...
  • Page 4 Table of Contents Box Contents ................................................................................................................. 6 Optional Items................................................................................................................. 6 GA-G31M-S2L Motherboard Layout .............................................................................. 7 Block Diagram................................................................................................................ 8 Chapter...
  • Page 5Chapter 3 Drivers Installation ...................................................................................... 53 3-1 Installing Chipset Drivers ............................................................................... 53 3-2 Software Applications ..................................................................................... 54 3-3 Driver CD...
  • Page 6: Optional ItemsBox Contents GA-G31M-S2L motherboard Motherboard driver disk User's Manual Intel® LGA775 CPU Installation Guide One IDE cable and one floppy...
  • Page 7: GA-G31M-S2L Motherboard LayoutGA-G31M-S2L Motherboard Layout KB_MS ATX_12V CPU_FAN COMA LGA775 LPT VGA ATX R_USB IDE GA-G31M-S2L USB LAN AUDIO Intel ® G31...
  • Page 8: Block DiagramBlock Diagram CPU CLK+/- LGA775 PCIe CLK (333/266/200 MHz) Processor (100 MHz) D-Sub Host Interface DDR2 800/667 MHz Dual Channel...
  • Page 9: Installation PrecautionsChapter 1 Hardware Installation 1-1 Installation Precautions The motherboard contains numerous delicate electronic circuits and components which can become damaged...
  • Page 10: Product Specifications1-2 Product Specifications CPU Š Support for an Intel® Core 2 Extreme processor/ TM Intel ® Core 2 Quad processor/Intel...
  • Page 11Internal Connectors Š 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector Š 1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector Š 1...
  • Page 12Unique Features Š Support for @BIOS Š Support for Download Center Š Support for Q-Flash Š Support for EasyTune (Note...
  • Page 13: Installing the CPU1-3 Installing the CPU and CPU Cooler Read the following guidelines before you begin to install the CPU: • Make...
  • Page 14B. Follow the steps below to correctly install the CPU into the motherboard CPU socket. Before installing the CPU, make...
  • Page 15: Installing the CPU Cooler1-3-2 Installing the CPU Cooler Follow the steps below to correctly install the CPU cooler on the motherboard. (The following...
  • Page 16: Dual Channel Memory Configuration1-4 Installing the Memory Read the following guidelines before you begin to install the memory: • Make sure that the...
  • Page 17: Installing a Memory1-4-2 Installing a Memory Before installing a memory module , make sure to turn off the computer and unplug the...
  • Page 18: Installing an Expansion Card1-5 Installing an Expansion Card Read the following guidelines before you begin to install an expansion card: • Make sure...
  • Page 19: Back Panel Connectors1-6 Back Panel Connectors PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Port Use the upper port (green) to connect a PS/2 mouse...
  • Page 20 Line In Jack (Blue) The default line in jack. Use this audio jack for line in devices such as...
  • Page 21: Internal Connectors1-7 Internal Connectors 1 3 6 2 11 9 10 15 8 7 12 13 5 4 16 14 1)...
  • Page 221/2) ATX_12V/ATX (2x2 12V Power Connector and 2x12 Main Power Connector) With the use of the power connector, the power...
  • Page 233/4) CPU_FAN/SYS_FAN (Fan Headers) The motherboard has a 4-pin CPU fan header (CPU_FAN) and a 3-pin system fan header (SYS_FAN)....
  • Page 246) IDE (IDE Connector) The IDE connector supports up to two IDE devices such as hard drives and optical drives....
  • Page 258) PWR_LED (System Power LED Header) This header can be used to connect a system power LED on the chassis...
  • Page 2610) F_PANEL (Front Panel Header) Connect the power switch, reset switch, speaker and system status indicator on the chassis front...
  • Page 2711) F_AUDIO (Front Panel Audio Header) The front panel audio header supports Intel High Definition audio (HD) and AC'97 audio....
  • Page 2813) SPDIF_O (S/PDIF Out Header) This header supports digital S/PDIF out. Via an optional S/PDIF out cable, this header can...
  • Page 2915) CLR_CMOS (Clearing CMOS Jumper) Use this jumper to clear the CMOS values (e.g. date information and BIOS configurations) and...
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  • Page 31: Chapter 2 BIOS SetupChapter 2 BIOS Setup BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) records hardware parameters of the system in the CMOS on...
  • Page 32: Startup Screen2-1 Startup Screen The following screen may appear when the computer boots. Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally...
  • Page 33: The Main Menu2-2 The Main Menu Once you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main Menu (as shown below) appears on the...
  • Page 34„ The Functions of the <F11> and <F12> keys (For the Main Menu Only) ` F11 : Save CMOS to...
  • Page 35: Standard CMOS Features2-3 Standard CMOS Features CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Date (mm:dd:yy) Wed, Aug 22 2007...
  • Page 36 The following fields display your hard drive specifications. If you wish to enter the parameters manually, refer to the...
  • Page 37: Advanced BIOS Features2-4 Advanced BIOS Features CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Advanced BIOS Features ` Hard Disk Boot Priority [Press...
  • Page 38 CPU Multi-Threading (Note) Allows you to determine whether to enable all CPU cores and multi-threading function when using an...
  • Page 39Init Display First Specifies the first initiation of the monitor display from the installed PCI graphics card, PCI Express graphics...
  • Page 40: Integrated Peripherals2-5 Integrated Peripherals CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Integrated Peripherals On-Chip Primary PCI IDE [Enabled] Item Help On-Chip...
  • Page 41 SATA Port 1/3 Set to This value is dependent on the On-Chip SATA Mode and PATA IDE Set to...
  • Page 42 When LAN Cable Is Functioning Normally... If no cable problem is detected on the LAN cable connected to a...
  • Page 43: Power Management Setup2-6 Power Management Setup CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Power Management Setup ACPI Suspend Type [S3(STR)] Item Help...
  • Page 44 Resume by Alarm Determines whether to power on the system at a desired time. (Default: Disabled) If enabled, set...
  • Page 45: PnP/PCI Configurations2-7 PnP/PCI Configurations CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software PnP/PCI Configurations PCI1 IRQ Assignment [Auto] Item Help PCI2 IRQ...
  • Page 46: PC Health Status2-8 PC Health Status CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software PC Health Status Reset Case Open Status [Disabled] Item...
  • Page 47: MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.)2-9 MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Robust Graphics Booster [Auto] Item Help...
  • Page 48 CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) Allows you to manually set the CPU host frequency. This item is configurable only if...
  • Page 49FSB OverVoltage Control Allows you to set the Front Side Bus voltage. Normal Supplies the FSB voltage as required. (Default)...
  • Page 50: Load Optimized Defaults2-10 Load Fail-Safe Defaults CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software ` Standard CMOS Features Load Fail-Safe Defaults ` Advanced...
  • Page 51: Set Supervisor/User Password2-12 Set Supervisor/User Password CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software ` Standard CMOS Features Load Fail-Safe Defaults ` Advanced...
  • Page 52: Exit Without Saving2-13 Save & Exit Setup CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software ` Standard CMOS Features Load Fail-Safe Defaults `...
  • Page 53: Installing Chipset DriversChapter 3 Drivers Installation • Before installing the drivers, first install the operating system. (The following instructions use Windows XP...
  • Page 54: Driver CD Information3-2 Software Applications This page displays all the tools and applications that GIGABYTE develops and some free software. You may...
  • Page 55: Contact Us3-4 Hardware Information This page provides information about the hardware devices on this motherboard. 3-5 Contact Us Check the contacts...
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  • Page 57: Xpress Recovery2Chapter 4 Unique Features 4-1 Xpress Recovery2 Xpress Recovery2 is an utility that allows you to quickly compress and back...
  • Page 58Installation and Configuration (The following procedure uses Windows XP as the example operating system.) A. Installing Windows XP and Partitioning...
  • Page 594. After the operating system is installed, right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop and select Manage (Figure 4)....
  • Page 60B. Accessing Xpress Recovery2 1. Boot from the motherboard driver disk to access Xpress Recovery2 for the first time. When...
  • Page 61D. Using the Restore Function in Xpress Recovery2 Select RESTORE to restore the backup to your hard drive in case...
  • Page 62: Updating the BIOS with the Q-Flash Utility4-2 BIOS Update Utilities GIGABYTE motherboards provide two unique BIOS update tools, Q-Flash TM and @BIOS TM. GIGABYTE Q-Flash and...
  • Page 63B. Updating the BIOS When updating the BIOS, choose the location where the BIOS file is saved. The follow procedure...
  • Page 64Step 4: Press <Esc> and then <Enter> to exit Q-Flash and reboot the system. As the system boots, you should...
  • Page 65: Updating the BIOS with the @BIOS Utility4-2-2 Updating the BIOS with the @BIOS Utility A. Before You Begin: 1. In Windows, close all applications and TSR...
  • Page 66 Step 3: First make sure the model name on the screen is correct, then click OK. Upon completion, restart...
  • Page 67: EasyTune 5 Pro4-3 EasyTune 5 Pro EasyTune TM 5 Pro, an easy-to-use and convenient system overclocking and management tool, lets you do...
  • Page 68: Windows Vista ReadyBoost4-4 Windows Vista ReadyBoost Windows ReadyBoost allows you to use flash memory on a Windows Vista certified USB flash drive...
  • Page 69: Configuring 2/4/5.1-Channel AudioChapter 5 Appendix 5-1 Configuring Audio Input and Output 5-1-1 Configuring 2/4/5.1-Channel Audio The motherboard provides three audio jacks on...
  • Page 70Step 2: Click the Audio I/O tab. In the speaker list on the left, select 2CH Speaker, 4CH Speaker, or...
  • Page 71B. Configuring Sound Effect: You may configure an audio environment on the Sound Effect tab. C. Configuring AC'97 Audio: If...
  • Page 72: Installing the S/PDIFOut Cable (Optional)5-1-2 Installing the S/PDIFOut Cable (Optional) The S/PDIF out cable provides S/PDIF out functionalities. Optical S/PDIF Out Coaxial S/PDIFOut S/PDIF...
  • Page 73 Step 3: Connect a S/PDIF coaxial cable or a S/PDIF optical cable (either one) to an external decoder for...
  • Page 74: Configuring Microphone Recording5-1-3 Configuring Microphone Recording Step 1: After installing the audio driver, the Audio Manager icon will appear in your system...
  • Page 75Step 4: To hear the sound being recorded during the record- ing process when using the microphone function on or...
  • Page 76: Using the Sound RecorderStep 6: To raise the recording and playing sound for the microphone, go to Options in Master Volume and select...
  • Page 77: Frequently Asked Questions5-2 Troubleshooting 5-2-1 Frequently Asked Questions To read more FAQs for your motherboard, please go to the Support\Motherboard\FAQ page on...
  • Page 78: Troubleshooting Procedure5-2-2 Troubleshooting Procedure If you encounter any troubles during system startup, follow the troubleshooting procedure below to solve the problem....
  • Page 79 A The power supply, When the computer is turned on, is the CPU cooler running? No CPU or CPU...
  • Page 80: Regulatory StatementsRegulatory Statements Regulatory Notices This document must not be copied without our written permission, and the contents there of must...
  • Page 81Finally, we suggest that you practice other environmentally friendly actions by understanding and using the energy-saving features of this product...
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  • Page 83 Contact Us Taiwan (Headquarters) China GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. NINGBO G.B.T. TECH. TRADING CO., LTD. Address: No.6, Bau Chiang...
  • Page 84 Germany Russia G.B.T. TECHNOLOGY TRADING GMBH Moscow Representative Office Of GIGA-BYTE Technology WEB address : http://www.gigabyte.de Co., Ltd. U.K....