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BIOS access on Soyo Dregon Ultra KT400

What are the keys to press to access the BIOS when booting up the computer? I just had this mobo donated to a church I help with IT work and I need to check the bios settings so that I can take the next steps of getting it running in the domain at the church.

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  • junquemale Jan 03, 2009

    Having had many mobo's in the past I finally stumbled on this one. Funny part is that the first several time I tried the delete key, it didn't work so I tried the many other keys and combinations before I came back to this one and got in. Thanks for the help, I'll try to remember it for the future.

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When u start up the mobo than press the "del" key
over and over until u come in the bios

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How to update the bios without a floppy


Check with the manufacturer.

Visit there website.http://drivers.softpedia.com/downloadTag/SoyoSY-KT400+DRAGON+Ultra


The last one was in 2007. You need to use a exe bios file. I doubt there have been any new bios drivers for this model.

If you dont need to update then i do not recommend doing it.

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What are the functions of its parts?


1) Motherboard Diagram, (Proper computer speak for motherboard is Mainboard. I just use Mobo.
MOtherBOard)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Motherboard_diagram.svg

2) Soyo SY-KT400 Dragon Ultra - motherboard diagram,

http://techreport.com/articles.x/4139


CPU = Central Processing Unit. Another term is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.
The 'Brain' of the computer.

The Processor sits in a processor socket.
The processor socket for the Soyo SY-KT400 is a Socket A. Also known as Socket 462.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_462


The motherboard chipset is the Northbridge chip, and Southbridge chip.

The motherboard chipset for the Soyo SY-KT400 is the VIA KT400 - Northbridge chip, and the VIA VT8235 - Southbridge chip.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_VIA_chipsets#Slot_A_and_Socket_A


The Northbridge chip handles the Faster capabilities of the computer.

The Northbridge chip determines what Processors can be supported, what Ram Memory can be supported, and High-Speed graphics.

High-Speed graphics being AGP and PCI Express, not a graphics card installed in a PCI slot, nor Integrated Graphics.

The Processor communicates with the Northbridge chip through the Front Side Bus. (FSB)
Think of the FSB as an 'Information Highway'.

The Northbridge chip communicates TO the Southbridge chip through the Internal Bus.

The Southbridge chip handles the Slower capabilities of the computer.

The Southbridge chip handles IDE, SATA, USB, Ethernet, Integrated Graphics, and the PCI bus.
(As in a graphics card installed in a PCI expansion slot, for one example)

Also handles information from the Super I/O chipset.
The Soyo SY-KT400 - Super I/O chipset is a VIA VT1211

There are 5 PCI slots. All connected to the PCI bus, which is connected to the Super I/O chipset.


Click on this link,

http://techreport.com/articles.x/4139/2

Scroll down a little bit to the photo of the Soyo SY-KT400 motherboard.

A) At the top middle is the Processor socket. White in color, rectangular in shape, square hole in the middle, and socket holes on it.

To the immediate left of the Processor socket are 8 Electrolytic Capacitors in a row.
These capacitors are Radial Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors. (Used all over the motherboard)

These particular 8 are part of the motherboard voltage regulator circuit.
Specifically, voltage regulation for the Processor.

B) To the right of the Processor socket are three long Black Ram Memory slots. (Proper computer speak for Slot, is Bank. 3 Ram Memory Banks)

C) The Blue and the White connectors to the right of the Ram Memory slots are IDE connectors.
One for the Harddrive, the other one for the optical drive/s.

D) Underneath the Processor is the Northbridge chip. There is a clear fan sitting on it.

E) The large square Black chip with VIA on it, below the Ram Memory slots, and to the right of the purple PCI slots, is the Southbridge chip.

F) The 5 purple long slots are PCI expansion slots.

G) To the right of the bottom purple PCI slot is the CMOS battery.

H) Above the purple PCI slots is a brown AGP slot.
Uses AGP 8X graphics cards

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Memory clock running @ 166mhz and cpu temp from 111-145 degrees I have to f1 every time I boot up?


Hello!

I have just a few information abuot you problem.
I don´t know what degrees ( I think is F, because if degrees of Celsius you have big trouble).

If the temperature is normal, in most case you need to change a battery at your motherboard, because they is empty and bios lose information.
You also can have problem with another parts like CD or DVD rom, or if battery OK with some information in bios.

I hope that will be useful.

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I need the manual for a soyo sy kt400 dragon ultra


cant seem to find manual as soyo bankrupt but check this out if any help
http://hothardware.com/articles/Soyos-P4X400-DRAGON-Ultra-Platinum/

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Soyo KT400L-2AA5 Motherboard - CMOS checksum error - Defaults loa


This message is usually accompanied by another more explicit, like: "Memory changed from 1GB to 2GB. Press F1 to continue". The message should display and go away after pressing F1. Since you cannot press F1 because the keys do nothing, chances are your keyboard is disconnected, which should display a message indicating this failure.
Try pressing the ScrLk (Scroll Lock) key as messages are being displayed to catch all
messages (they go by quickly) and stop them before they disappear.
If that's the case, then reconnect the keyboard and try again.
Good luck!

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ECS long beep


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Replaced soyo mobo with pc chips m848, now windows won't load


I just put a PC Chips mobo in my computer.  You need to reinstall Windows.  Windows is still trying to loa dthe drivers for your old motherboard and is running into brick walls.  So it will not load.  If there is data on that hard drive that you absolutely must have and can not replace, bring it to a friends house and make a backup.  Then reinstall windows, then trasfer back over the files.  I am aware of the fact that you can "restore" windows without losing the files.  However this option still has currupted filed to the point they are non-readable for me and many other users.  Other than that, buy another small hard drive, install windows to it.  After that is done, all you have to do is hook up your other hard drive as a secondary hard drive and run the both of them in your computer.

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