EFIX MOTHERBOARD BIOS CONFIGURATION.
PLEASE NOTE: NOT ALL THE OPTION WILL APPLY TO ALL MOTHERBOARDS:
Please scroll down all the way for initial setup tips.
TWO WAYS TO CONFIGURE THE BIOS/CMOS:
1ST ONE IS FOR THOSE WHO ARE FAMILIER WITH BIOS SETUP
2ND OPTION FOR THOSE WHO WANTS VERY DETAIL BIOS SETUP;
BOTH OPTIONS ARE VERY SIMPLE AND VERY EASY TO FOLLOW AND COMPLETE;
SHOULD TAKE LESS THAN 2 MINUTES.
How to navigate bios menu:
BIOS setup procedures, please use usb keyboard (mouse fuction is not active at bios menu) use keyboard arrow key to navigate between different options, use "page up, page down" or "+. -" to change the submenu order. once you have select your sub-menu option press "enter" to select. (these instruction are also found on left side of the bios/cmos setup menu). to exit of menu press "Esc".
1ST EFIX BIOS SETUP OPTION:
Press "Del/Delete" to enter the bios/comos setup utility. (turn on your computer and press "Del/Delete" keys when you see gigabyte logo) if you missed it, you will be stuck at "verifying DMI Pool Data" please restart and try again.
Please make the following changes:
A. Select " Load Fail-Safe Defaults" press "Enter" then "Y" and Press "Enter" again to "Load Fail-Safe Defaults"
A. Select "Load Optimized Defaults" press "enter" and then "Y" and press "enter" again to "Load Optimized Defaults"
B. Select "Standard CMOS Features" press "enter" next use the arrow keys on your keyboard to select "Drive A [None]" press "enter", you will see a submenu, select "None" and press "enter" to select; next press "Esc" to exit and be on the main menu. (use the following method for all sub-menu)
c. Select "Advanced Bios Features" press "enter" make the follow changes:
a. select "Hard Disk Boot Priority"
press Enter on sub-menu Please make sure you only have 3 options for initial setup; please make the follow changes:
1. USB-HDD0: EFiX PBU V1.1 (must #1)
2. CH0 M. Your Hard Drive (name)
3. Bootable Add-in cards
(no other hard drive should be connected but the one that you will be using to install your Operating System, you may connect other components/hard drives once initial Operating System installation is completed) press "Esc" and make the following changes.
b. "First Boot Device" [CDROM]
c. "Second Boot Device" [Hard Drive]
d. "Third Boot Device" [Disabled]
e. "Full Screen LOGO Show" [Disabled]
f. "Backup BIOS Image to HDD" [Disabled]
(these are the only changes you need to make here) press "Esc" to exit to main BIOS CMOS utility.
4. Select "Integrated Peripherals" and make the following changes:
a. "Onboard Serial Port 1" [Disabled]
b. "Onbord Parallel Port" [Disabled]
c. "USB Keyboard Function/support" [Enabled]
d. "USB Mouse Function/support" [Enabled]
e. "Legacy USB storage Detect/USB Storage Function" [Enabled]
f. Press "Esc" to exit to main BIOS/CMOS utility
5. Select "Save & Exit Setup" and press "Enter" then press "Y" and press "enter" again. your computer will restart, now you will not see the LOGO, your bios configuration is done. and ready to install your operating system.
2nd EFIX BIOS SETUP OPTION:
Please see the pictures and configure accordingly: Please follow the above instruction on how to make changes in your bios menu and sub-menu. (both 1st and 2nd options are same, do not need to follow both options, 2nd option is proivded for more pictural setup)
LOGO that you will see when you turn on your efix hardware compatible computer:
Load Optimized Defaults pic
Standard CMOS Features
Drive A [None]
Advanced BIOS Features
EFIX USB MUST #1
make the follow changes.
Please make the following changes
No changes requries on Power Management setup, PnP/PCI configuration and
PC Health Status
Save the changes and exit.
You are done with bios configuration for efix compatible motherboard bios.
EFIX Hardware configuration tips.
please check to make sure you have efix supported hardware (efix compatible components)
A. efix compatible motherboard
B. sata interface hard drive
C. Compatible video/graphic card (we only suggest nVidia graphic card)
D. sata interface dvd rom/optical drive (we suggest sony sata optical drive)
E. please use only 2gb of ram for initial setup, once the setup is complete you may add more ram, please use your motherboard manual for ram configuration.
E. using correct serial port to connect your hard drive and optical drive, one hard drive and one optical drive is connection to your motherboard, Only Intel supported sata ports NOT GSATA ports.
F. only components that should be connected to your motherboard are RMA(memory), CPU, only 1 video/graphic card, only 1 sata optical drive, only 1 hard drive and off-course EFIX USB module; connected to F_USB1 USB port of your motherboard; no SLI setup. Should you want to add more components, please do so after the installation is complete.
G. monitor no larger than 24" for initial setup; and your monitor cable is connected to dvi1 port of your video card. only dvi cable is used, no adapters. you may use larger monitor according to your graphic card after the initial installation is complete.
H. EFIX will NOT work with OS disks shipped with any other computer. You MUST have an original retail disk not a back up copy of retail disk.added detail bios setup, for easy to follow instruction. we have added more pictures than necessary so it is simple.
I. we suggest using a USB keyboard. An USB mouse for initial OS installation and bios setup. Some wireless usb keyboards may work for setup and installation as well. no ps mouse or keyboard is supported on efix compatible operating system.
J. Please do not update your motherboard's bios unless updated version will solve a known issue for you, please remove efix usb dongle when updating your motherboard bios. at any time you update your motherboard's bios you must setup up your bios according to efix motherboard bios configuration guide again. should you want to update your motherboard's bios check our quick start guide. "Motheboard bios update"
K. The easiest way to navigate when in the BIOS page is via the keyboard arrow keys. The Up and Down arrow keys will move the selection up and down. the left and right arrow keys will move the cursor left and right. The Enter or Return keys will activate each menu choice, and display any submenu options. The ESC (Escape) key will take you back to the previous level/menu. The BIOS page always displays the keys for Save, and Cancel without saving at the bottom of the screen.
please send us email if you feel we can make it easier and better for others, we are sorry if we put too much pictures and written description, above setting should take less than 2 minutes. please go through each screen of the bios and make the changes according to our setup page, should there be other option that is not listed here, please email us for clarification. we appreciate your feedback. firstname.lastname@example.org