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Question
How to configure RAID mode on AF1 Lite?


Answer
1. Please connect SATA HDDs with your AF1 Lite MB.
2. Then check if the SATA HDDs can be detected during POST.
3. Press "Del" key to set up RAID mode in BIOS Setup.
4. It is a must to install the RAID driver from ECS Driver CD during installing OS.



Question
I'd like to install Windows XP in a SATA hard disk but Windows doesn't recognize any HDD during OS setup.


Answer
Please check if RAID ROM has detected the SATA HDD or not (in the second screen after BIOS post). If it's detected, you can install Windows XP by below steps.

1. Due to SATA HDD is controlled by RAID ROM, please copy the driver disk from Driver CD \RAID\VIA\DriverDisk path to 1.44M FDD.
2. Boot from Windows XP OS CD. When you see the first install blue screen, please press F6 to install RAID driver by FDD later.
3. Installation screen will appear one Window Setup screen to let you specify additional device driver. Please press "S" and put the driver disk into FDD -> Enter.
4. Choose VIA RAID Controller (Windows XP) -> Enter -> Enter.
5. The Windows XP will copy the SATA RAID Driver before enter Windows XP HDD Partition screen.
6. Please follow the regular Windows XP installation procedure to install OS.



Question
AF1 does not recognize the right multiplier of my Athlon Barton 2600-M. The system starts at 996MHz instead of 1916MHz.


Answer
Please update BIOS to v1.1e by below steps to fix it.

1. Extract the utility to a disk and copy BIOS .bin file to this disk.
2. Boot from floppy with bootable disk.
3. Insert the disk(with utility and BIOS).
4. Execute the awd832b XXX.bin /sn/py/r
5. Load the default setting.
6. Save the BIOS then restart the system.



Question
What is the maximum CPU and HDD capacity supported on AF1 v1.x?


Answer
AF1 v1.x maximum CPU and HDD supported information as below,
HDD:400G
CPU: AMD Duron 200Mhz FSB CPU - 950 AMD Duron 266Mhz FSB CPU - 1800
           AMD Morgan 200Mhz FSB CPU - 1.4G AMD Athlon 200Mhz FSB CPU - 1.4G 
           AMD Athlon 266Mhz FSB CPU - 1.4G
           AMD Palomino 266Mhz FSB CPU - 2.1G 
           AMD Athlon XP (0.13u) 266Mhz FSB CPU - 2600+ AMD Athlon XP (0.13u) 333Mhz FSB CPU - 3000+
           AMD Athlon XP (0.13u) 400Mhz FSB CPU - 3200+ 
           AMD Sempron 333Mhz FSB CPU - 3000+



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