GT440ZX - FAQ's


Q: I got the motherboard and it crashes at boot-up, the screen is half white and black, and the keyboard does not respond which I am unable to enter BIOS setup. What should I do?

Boot Up

A: You probably have the defective motherboard. Please contact your vendor and have it replaced or repaired under warranty if bought within vendor's warranty period.


Q: How do I tell which BIOS version I have?

General

A: When you first turn the computer and the screen displays the Energy Star Logo. On third line down from the top, towards the end of the line it will say either Ver: or Version: and then have BIOS version number.


Q: Where is the Serial Number and PWA Number on my motherboard?

General

A: When you first turn the computer and the screen displays the Energy Star Logo. On third line down from the top, towards the end of the line it will say either Ver: or Version: and then have BIOS version number.


Q: My system clock seems to be slow or stopped working. Is it a problem with my motherboard?

General

A: Yes. But the fix is very easy. Go to any electronic store like Radio Shack and find CR2032 battery. Please follow the instructions carefully:

1) Power down the system if it is not already off.
2) Unplug the system from wall outlet.
3) Remove the system cover.
4) Disconnect the power connector from the motherboard.
5) Carefully remove the CMOS battery (CR2032) from the motherboard and discard it.
6) Install new CR2032 that you bought into the battery holder.
7) Reconnect the power connector.
8) Close the cover, and plug the system.
9) Power up and enter the BIOS settings as you need to re-set the time and date as well as any other configurations there may be lost during the process.


Q: How do I identify what model motherboard I have?

General

A: The model number is printed on the cover of the manual. If you lost the manual you can compare your board to the pictures of the motherboards on our website to try and identify your board.


Q: I am trying to add an IrDA. What is the pin out for the IrDA connector?

General

A: 1 - VCC
2 - FIRRX (mode select or fast IR receive)
3 - IRIA (IR receive)
4 - GND
5 - IROA (IR transmit)


Q: I need an IR port for this board. Is this available directly through BCM?

I/O Port

A: No. We are a board manufacturer, not a distributor. We do not manufacture or recommend any IR ports, but we provide the IR pin out information in this FAQ.


Q: What is the AGP speed it can support, I am confused about AGP 1.0 compliant?

Interface

A: AGP Version 1.0 compliant is not related to AGP speed. The AGP speed can be 1x and 2x for this 440ZX chipset. It does not support 4x, and if the 4x video card can support 2x interface, it will work.


Q: Is the COM port a Plug & Play (PnP) supported?

Specification

A: Yes.


Q: Will Parallel Port or LPT 1 support ECP, EPP 1.7, EPP 1.9, or ECP + EPP modes for two way communication?

Specification

A: Yes. Most peripherals only require ECP mode to be enabled for two way communication.


Q: I am having a problem in running a HDD larger than 32GB, what is my problem?

Storage Device

A: You may not have the latest BIOS, please flash your BIOS to the latest which currently is 1.04 (this version will allow your system to work with 32GB or above HDDs.)


Q: I can't get my Seagate hard drive to work on this motherboard!

Storage Device

A: BCM Advanced Research and Seagate Technology have identified an issue between motherboards that use the Intel PIIX4 (TX, LX, BX, EX)chipsets and certain models of Seagate hard disc drives. This issue only affects certain drive models. This is an incompatibility issue and not a fault of either device.
The affected drives are identified by a chip with the following number: CL-SH7630
For more information goto: http://www.seagate.com:80/support/disc/faq/inteltx.shtml




Q: What is the maximum size of HDD this board can support?

Storage Device

A: With the latest version of BIOS which is 1.04, you can have any of the HDD currently on market. 1.03 or earlier use up to 32GB.


Q: Is there anyway of overclocking the video on this motherboard?

Video

A: No.


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