EVGA X58 SLI CLASSIFIED Motherboard
Table of Contents
Before You Begin… ............................................................................................... 8
Parts NOT in the Kit ........................................................................................... 8
Intentions of the Kit .......................................................................................... 8
EVGA X58 SLI CLASSIFIED Motherboard ............................................................... 9
Motherboard Specifications ................................................................................ 9
Unpacking and Parts Descriptions ....................................................................... 11
Unpacking....................................................................................................... 11
Equipment ...................................................................................................... 11
Intel X58 Express Chipset Motherboard ............................................................ 13
Hardware Installation .......................................................................................... 16
Safety Instructions .......................................................................................... 16
Preparing the Motherboard .............................................................................. 17
Installing the CPU ........................................................................................ 17
Installing the CPU Fan.................................................................................. 18
Installing Memory DIMMs ............................................................................. 19
Installing the Motherboard ............................................................................... 20
Installing the I/O Shield ............................................................................... 20
Securing the Motherboard into the Chassis .................................................... 21
Connecting Cables and Setting Switches ........................................................... 21
Power Connections ...................................................................................... 22
24-pin ATX Power (PW1) .......................................................................... 22
8-pin ATX 12V Power (PW12-1, PW12-2) ................................................... 23
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Connecting IDE Hard Disk Drives .................................................................. 24
Connecting Serial ATA Cables ....................................................................... 25
Connecting Internal Headers ........................................................................ 26
Front Panel Header .................................................................................. 26
IEEE 1394a .............................................................................................. 27
USB Headers ........................................................................................... 28
Audio ...................................................................................................... 29
Fan Connections .......................................................................................... 30
Expansion Slots ........................................................................................... 31
PCI Slot ................................................................................................... 32
PCI Express x1 Slot .................................................................................. 32
PCI Express x16 Slots ............................................................................... 32
Onboard Buttons ............................................................................................. 33
Clear CMOS Button .................................................................................. 33
RESET and POWER Button ....................................................................... 33
Post Port Debug LED and LED Status Indicators ................................................ 34
Post Port Debug LED ................................................................................ 34
LED Status Indicators ............................................................................... 34
Jumper Settings .............................................................................................. 35
PCIE Disable Jumper ................................................................................ 35
Voltage Measure Point ..................................................................................... 36
EVGA Control Panel ECP .................................................................................. 37
Configuring the BIOS .......................................................................................... 44
Enter BIOS Setup ............................................................................................ 45
Main Menu ...................................................................................................... 45
Standard CMOS Features Menu ........................................................................ 48
Date and Time............................................................................................. 49
SATA Channel.............................................................................................. 49
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Halt On ....................................................................................................... 51
Memory ...................................................................................................... 51
Advanced BIOS Features ................................................................................. 52
Hard Disk Boot Priority ................................................................................. 53
First/Second/Third Boot Device ..................................................................... 53
Boot Other Device ....................................................................................... 53
Boot Up NumLock Status .............................................................................. 54
Security Option ............................................................................................ 54
Full Screen LOGO Show ............................................................................... 54
Integrated Peripherals Menu ............................................................................ 55
OnChip PATA/SATA Device ........................................................................... 56
Onboard Device ........................................................................................... 57
USB Device Settings ..................................................................................... 58
Power Management Setup Menu ...................................................................... 59
ACPI Function.............................................................................................. 59
ACPI Suspend Type ..................................................................................... 60
Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume ......................................................................... 60
Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN ................................................................................. 60
Wake-Up by PCI Card .................................................................................. 60
USB KB Wake-Up From S3 ........................................................................... 60
Resume by Alarm ........................................................................................ 60
POWER ON Function .................................................................................... 61
Hot Key Power On ....................................................................................... 61
PWRON After PWR-Fail ................................................................................ 61
PnP/PCI Configuration Menu ............................................................................ 62
Init Display First .......................................................................................... 62
Resources Controlled By ............................................................................... 63
IRQ Resources............................................................................................. 63
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PCI/VGA Palette Snoop ................................................................................ 63
INT Pin 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 Assignment ............................................................. 64
Maximum Payload Size ................................................................................. 64
PC Health Status Menu .................................................................................... 65
SmartFan Function....................................................................................... 66
Frequency/Voltage Control Menu ...................................................................... 67
Extreme Cooling .......................................................................................... 67
Memory Feature .......................................................................................... 68
Voltage Control ............................................................................................ 69
CPU Feature ................................................................................................ 72
CPU Clock Ratio ........................................................................................... 73
CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ........................................................................... 73
CPU Uncore Frequency (Mhz) ....................................................................... 74
Spread Spectrum ......................................................................................... 74
PCIE Frequency (Mhz) ................................................................................. 74
Save Profile ................................................................................................. 74
Load Profile ................................................................................................. 74
Installing Drivers and Software ........................................................................... 75
Windows XP/Vista Drivers Install ...................................................................... 76
Appendix A. POST Codes ..................................................................................... 77
EVGA Glossary of Terms ...................................................................................... 84
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List of Figures
Figure 1.
EVGA X58 SLI CLASSIFIED Motherboard Layout .................................. 14
Figure 2.
Chassis Backpanel Connectors ........................................................... 15
Figure 3.
Power Supply Connectors .................................................................. 22
Figure 4.
Standard CMOS Features Menu .......................................................... 48
Figure 5.
Advanced BIOS Features Menu .......................................................... 52
Figure 6.
Integrated Peripherals Menu .............................................................. 55
Figure 7.
Power Management Setup Menu ........................................................ 59
Figure 8.
PnP/PCI Configuration Menu .............................................................. 62
Figure 9.
PC Health Status Menu ...................................................................... 65
Figure 10. Frequency/Voltage Control Menu ....................................................... 67
Figure 11. Memory Feature Menu ...................................................................... 68
Figure 12. Voltage Control Menu ........................................................................ 69
Figure 13. CPU Feature Menu ............................................................................ 72
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Before You Begin…
Parts NOT in the Kit
This kit contains all the hardware necessary to install and connect your new
EVGA X58 SLI Classified motherboard. However, it does not contain the
following items that must be purchased separately to make the motherboard
functional.
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Intel Core i7 microprocessor:
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Cooling fan for the microprocessor
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System memory support
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Graphics Card
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Power Supply
EVGA assumes you have purchased all the necessary parts needed to allow for
proper system functionality.
Intentions of the Kit
This kit provides you with the motherboard and all connecting cables necessary to
install the motherboard into a PC case. If you are building a PC, you will use most
of the cables provided in the kit. If however, you are replacing a motherboard, you
will not need many of the cables.
When replacing a motherboard in a PC case, you will need to reinstall an operating
system even though the current drives have an operating system.
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EVGA X58 SLI CLASSIFIED
Motherboard
Thank you for buying the EVGA X58 SLI CLASSIFIED Motherboard. This
motherboard offers the tools and performance PC users’ demand. When
combined with two or three SLI-Ready NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards, you
get innovative NVIDIA SLI Technology for enhanced system performance.
Motherboard Specifications
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Size
EATX form factor of 12 inches x 13 inches
Microprocessor support
Intel Core i7 processor
Operating systems:
Supports Windows XP 32bit/64bit and Windows Vista 32bit/64bit
Contains INTEL X58 and ICH10R chipset
System Memory support
Supports triple channel DDR3-1600+. Supports up to 24GBs DDR3
memory.
USB 2.0 Ports
 Supports hot plug
 Twelve USB 2.0 ports (eight rear panel ports, four onboard USB headers)
 Supports wake-up from S1 and S3 mode
 Supports USB 2.0 protocol up to 480 Mbps transmission rate
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Nine(9) onboard Serial ATA II + one(1) eSATA II
 300MBps data transfer rate
 Six Serial ATA II connectors from south bridge with support for RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 10, and RAID 5
 Two Serial ATA II connectors from JMicron’s JMB363 with support for
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, and JBOD
 Two Serial ATA II connectors from JMicron’s JMB362 (one rear panel
port for eSATA, one onboard connector) with support for RAID 0,
RAID 1 and JBOD
 Supports hot plug and NCQ (Native Command Queuing )
 Onboard LAN
 Dual LAN interface built-in onboard
 Supports 10/100/1000 Mbit/sec Ethernet
 Onboard 1394
 Support hot plug
 Two 1394a ports (one rear panel port, one onboard header) with rate of
transmission at 400 Mbps
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Onboard Audio
 Realtek High-Definition audio
 Supports 8-channel audio
 Supports S/PDIF output (Optical and COAX)
 Supports Jack-Sensing function
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Four PCI Express Support
 Four (4) PCI-E 2.0 Slots
 Supports 4 GB/sec (8 GB/sec concurrent) bandwidth
 Low power consumption and power management features
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Green Function
 Supports ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)
 Supports S0 (normal), S1 (power on suspend), S3 (suspend to RAM), S4
(Suspend to disk - depends on OS), and S5 (soft - off)
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Expansion Slots
 One PCI slot
 One PCI Express x1 slot
 Four PCI Express x16/x8 slots
EVGA X58 SLI CLASSIFIED Motherboard
Unpacking and
Parts Descriptions
Unpacking
The EVGA X58 SLI CLASSIFIED motherboard comes with all the necessary
cables for adding a motherboard to a new chassis. If you are replacing a
motherboard, you may not need many of these cables.
Be sure to inspect each piece of equipment shipped in the packing box. If
anything is missing or damaged, contact your reseller.
All parts shipped in this kit are RoHS-compliant (lead-free) parts.
Equipment
The following accessories are included with EVGA X58 SLI CLASSIFIED
motherboard.
The EVGA X58 SLI CLASSIFIED Motherboard
This motherboard contains the Intel X58 and ICH10R chipset
and is SLI-ready for 2-Way, Quad, 3-Way, and 3-Way SLI w/
PhysX configurations.
Visual Guide
Helps to quickly and visually guide you through the hardware
installation of the motherboard.
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I/O Shield
Installs in the system case to block radio frequency
transmissions, protect internal components from dust, foreign
objects, and aids in proper airflow within the chassis.
3 - 2-Port SATA Power Cables
Allows a Molex power connector to adapt to a SATA power
connector.
1 - 2-Port USB and 1-Port 1394 bracket
Provides one (1) additional IEEE1394a port to the back panel of
the chassis and provides two additional USB ports to the back
panel.
6 - SATA Data Cables
Used to support the Serial ATA protocol and each one connects
to a single drive to the motherboard.
1 - IDE-ATA 133 HDD Cable
Passes data between the IDE connection on the motherboard
and IDE device.
1 - 2-Way SLI Bridge
Bridges two (2) graphic cards together which allows for
2-Way SLI.
1 – 3-Way SLI Bridge
Bridges three (3) graphic cards together which allows for 3- Way
SLI.
1 – 3-Way SLI with PhysXTM Bridge
Bridges three (3) graphic cards with Physics card together which
allows for 3-Way SLI with PhysXTM technology.
1 - Installation CD
Contains drivers and software needed to setup the
motherboard.
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Intel X58 Express Chipset
Motherboard
The EVGA X58 SLI CLASSIFIED Motherboard with the Intel X58 and
ICH10R chipset is a SLI-ready motherboard. Figure 1 shows the motherboard
and Figure 2 shows the back panel connectors.
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15
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1. CPU Socket 1366
11. P80P connector
21. PCI Express 2.0 slots
2. Intel X58 Chipset
12. Front panel connector
22. PCI slot
3. CPU Fan connector
13. Debug LED Display
23. PCI Express x1 slot
4. DDR3 DIMM slots 1 – 6
14. USB headers
24. Front panel Audio connector
5. Intel ICH10R Chipset
15. CMOS battery
25. Backpanel connectors (Figure 2)
6. 24-pin ATX power connector
16. 1394a connector
26. 8-pin ATX_12V power connector
7. Fan connectors
17. CMOS clear button
8. PCIE x16 disable jumpers
18. Power button
9. IDE connector
19. Reset button
10. Serial-ATA (SATA) connectors
20. PC Speaker
Figure 1.
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EVGA X58 SLI CLASSIFIED Motherboard
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4
8
8
6
2
3
5
2
7
2
9
2
1. PS/2 Keyboard Port
2. USB 2.0 ports (Eight)
3. CMOS Clear Button
4. Coaxial SPDIF output
5. Optical SPDIF output
6. 1394a (Firewire) port
7. eSATA port
8. Dual Lan Port with LEDs to indicate status.
Activity LED Status
Off
Blinking (Green)
9. Audio Port
Blue
Green
Pink
Orange
Black
Grey
2-Channel
Line-In
Line-Out
Mic In
Figure 2.
Description
Speed/Link LED Status
Description
No data transmission
Yellow
1000 Mbps data rate
Data transmission
Green
100 Mbps data rate
Off
10 Mbps data rate
6-Channel
Line-In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
8-Channel________
Line-In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
Chassis Backpanel Connectors
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Hardware Installation
This section will guide you through the installation of the motherboard. The
topics covered in this section are:
Preparing the motherboard
 Installing the CPU
 Installing the CPU fan
 Installing the memory
 Installing the motherboard
 Connecting cables
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Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury, always follow basic
safety precautions.
Remember to remove power from your computer by disconnecting the
AC main source before removing or installing any equipment from/to the
computer chassis.
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Preparing the Motherboard
The motherboard shipped in the box does not contain a CPU or memory. You
need to purchase these to complete this installation.
Installing the CPU
Be very careful when handling the CPU. Make
sure not to bend or break any pins inside the
socket. Hold the processor only by the edges
and do not touch the bottom of the processor.
Use the following procedure to install the
CPU onto the motherboard.
1.
Unhook the socket lever by pushing down
and away from the socket.
2.
Put your finger on the tail of the load
plate and press the tail down
3.
Lift the load plate. There is a protective
socket cover in the socket to protect the
socket when there is no CPU installed.
4.
Remove the protective socket cover from
the CPU Socket.
Remove the processor from its protective cover,
making sure you hold it only by the edges.
It is a good idea to save the cover so that
whenever you remove the CPU, you
have a safe place to store it.
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5.
Align the notches in the processor
with the notches on the socket.
6.
Lower the processor straight down
into the socket with out tilting or
sliding it into the socket
Make sure the CPU is fully seated and
level in the socket.
7.
Close the load plate over the CPU and
press down while you close and
engage the socket lever.
8.
The CPU installation is complete.
Align notches with notches on the CPU
Installing the CPU Fan
There are many different fan types that can be used with this motherboard.
Follow the instruction that came with your fan assembly. Be sure that the fan
orientation is correct for your chassis type and your fan assembly.
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Installing Memory DIMMs
Your new motherboard has six 240-pin slots for DDR3 memory. These slots
support 256 Mb, 512 Mb, 1 Gb, 2Gb, and 4Gb DDR3 technology. There must
be at least one memory bank populated to ensure normal operation. Use the
following the recommendations for installing memory. (See Figure 1 on page
14 for the location of the memory slots.)
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One DIMM: If using 1 DIMM (Single Channel), install into: DIMM slot 1.
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Two or Four DIMMs: If using 2 DIMMs (Dual Channel), install into:
DIMM slots 1 and 3. If using 4 DIMMs (Dual Channel), install into:
DIMM slots 2, 1, 4, and 3.
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Three DIMMs: If using 3 DIMMs (Triple Channel), install into: DIMM
slots 1, 3 and 5.
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Six DIMMs: If using more than 4 DIMMs, use: DIMM slots 2, 1, 4, and 3
then proceed to occupy the following DIMM slots in this order: 6 and 5.
CPU side
DIMM Slot 2
DIMM Slot 1
DIMM Slot 4
DIMM Slot 3
DIMM Slot 6
DIMM Slot 5
Board-edge
side
Use the following procedure to install memory DIMMs. Note that there is only
one gap near the center of the DIMM slot. This slot matches the slot on the
memory DIMM to ensure the component is installed properly.
1.
Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the module clips outward.
2.
Align the memory module to the DIMM slot, and insert the module
vertically into the DIMM slot. The plastic clips at both sides of the DIMM
slot automatically lock the DIMM into the connector.
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Installing the Motherboard
The sequence of installing the motherboard into the chassis depends on the
chassis you are using and if you are replacing an existing motherboard or
working with an empty chassis. Determine if it would be easier to make all the
connections prior to this step or to secure the motherboard and then make all
the connections. It is normally easier to secure the motherboard first.
Use the following procedure to install the I/O shield and secure the
motherboard into the chassis.
Be sure that the CPU fan assembly has enough clearance for the chassis covers to
lock into place and for the expansion cards. Also make sure the CPU Fan
assembly is aligned with the vents on the covers.
Installing the I/O Shield
The motherboard kit comes with an I/O shield that is used to block radio
frequency transmissions, protects internal components from dust and foreign
objects, and promotes correct airflow within the chassis.
Before installing the motherboard, install the I/O shield from the inside of the
chassis. Press the I/O shield into place and make sure it fits securely. If the
I/O shield does not fit into the chassis, you would need to obtain the proper
size from the chassis supplier.
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Securing the Motherboard into the Chassis
Most computer chassis have a base with mounting studs or spacers to allow the
mother board to be secured to the chassis and help to prevent short circuits. If
there are studs that do not align with a mounting hole on the motherboard, it is
recommended that you remove that stud to prevent the possibility of a short
circuit. In most cases, it is recommended to secure the motherboard using a
minimum of nine (9) spacers.
1.
Carefully place the motherboard onto the studs/spacers located inside the
chassis.
2.
Align the mounting holes with the studs/spacers.
3.
Align the connectors to the I/O shield.
4.
Ensure that the fan assembly is aligned with the chassis vents according to
the fan assembly instruction.
5.
Secure the motherboard with a minimum of nine screws.
Connecting Cables and
Setting Switches
This section takes you through all the connections and switch settings necessary
on the motherboard. This will include:
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Power Connections
 24-pin ATX power (PW1)
 8-pin ATX 12V power (PW12-1, PW12-2)
Internal Headers
 Front panel
 IEEE 1394a
 USB Headers
 Audio
 IDE
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Serial ATA II
Chassis Fans
USB 2.0
Expansion slots
CMOS Clear Button
Jumper Settings
See Figure 1 on page 14 to locate the connectors and jumpers referenced in the
following procedure.
24-pin ATX Power (PW1)
is the main power supply connector located along the edge of the board
next to the DIMM slots. Make sure that the power supply cable and pins are
properly aligned with the connector on the motherboard. Firmly plug the power
supply cable into the connector and make sure it is secure.
PW1
PW1 connector
Plug power cable from system
power supply to PW1
Board edge
Figure 3.
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Table 1.
PW1 Pin Assignments
Connector
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Pin
13
12
1
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
+3.3V
13
+3.3V
2
+3.3V
14
-12V
3
GND
15
GND
4
+5V
16
PS_ON
5
GND
17
GND
6
+5V
18
GND
7
GND
19
GND
8
PWROK
20
RSVD
9
+5V_AU
X
21
+5V
10
+12V
22
+5V
11
+12V
23
+5V
12
+3.3V
24
GND
8-pin ATX 12V Power (PW12-1, PW12-2)
PW12-1,PW12-2,
the 8-pin ATX 12V power connection, are used to provide
power to the CPU. Align the pins to the connector and press firmly until seated.
You can plug in an extra one if your power supply comes with it. It is not
necessary and the motherboard will function perfectly with just one connector
in either socket.
Backpanel connector edge
Before plug these two power connection, please make sure your power supply
support two 8-pin ATX 12V differential output.
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Connecting IDE Hard Disk Drives
The IDE connector supports Ultra ATA 133/100/66 IDE hard disk drives.
Connect the blue connector (the cable end with a single connector) to the
motherboard.
2. Connect the black connector (the cable with the two closely spaced black
and gray connectors) to the Ultra ATA master device.
3. Connect the gray connector to a slave device.
If you install two hard disk drives, you must configure the second drive as a
slave device by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer to the hard disk
documentation for the jumper settings.
1.
If an ATA-66/100 disk drive and a disk drive using any other IDE transfer protocol are
attached to the same cable, the maximum transfer rate between the drives
may be reduced to that of the slowest drive.
Board Edge
IDE Connector
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Connecting Serial ATA Cables
The Serial ATA II connector is used to connect the Serial ATA II device to the
motherboard. These connectors support the thin Serial ATA II cables for
primary storage devices. The current Serial ATA II interface allows up to
300MB/s data transfer rate.
There are nine (9) internal serial ATA connectors and one (1) e-SATA on this
motherboard. Connection points SATA0 - SATA5, are controlled by the South
Bridge Chipset. Connection points SATA8 - SATA9, are controlled by the
JMicron JMB363 chip. These connection points support RAID 0 and RAID 1.
SATA6 and SATA7 are controlled by the JMicron JMB362 chip.
RX+
TXRXTX+
GND
GND
GND
SATA 0 (bottom) SATA 8 (bottom)
SATA 4 (bottom)
SATA 1 (top)
SATA 9 (top)
SATA 5 (top)
SATA 2 (bottom)
SATA 3 (top)
Connect the locking cable end to
the motherboard connector.
Connect the end without the lock
to the SATA Device.
SATA 7
SATA 6 (eSATA)
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Connecting Internal Headers
Front Panel Header
The front panel header on this motherboard is one connector used to connect
the following four cables.
(see Table 2 for pin definitions):
 PWRLED
Attach the front panel power LED
cable to these two pins of the connector.
The Power LED indicates the system’s
status. When the system is turn on status,
the LED is on. When the system is turn off
status, the LED is off. When the system is
S1, S3, S4 status, the LED will blink.
in S1,
Some chassis do not have all four cables. Be sure to match the name on the
connectors to the corresponding pins.
 PWRSW
Attach the power button cable from
the case to these two pins. Pressing
the power button on the front panel
turns the system on and off.
 HD_LED
Attach the hard disk drive indicator
LED cable to these two pins. The
HDD indicator LED indicates the
activity status of the hard disks.
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RESET
Attach the Reset switch cable from
the front panel of the case to these
two pins. The system restarts when
the RESET switch is pressed.
Table 2.Front Panel Header Pins
Pin
Signal
No Connect
1
3
2
4
5
7
6
8
9
HD_PWR
HD Active
PWR LED
STBY LED
Ground
RST BTN
PWR BTN
Ground
+5V
Empty
10
Empty
HD_LED
PWRLED
RESET
PWRSW
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IEEE 1394a
The IEEE 1394 expansion cable bracket is provided in the box but if you do
not require the additional external connections, you do not need to install it.
1.
Secure the bracket to the rear panel of your chassis.
2.
Connect the end of the IEEE 1394a cable to the IEEE 1394 connector on
the motherboard.
Table 3.
IEEE 1394a Connector Pins
Connector
IEEE 1394a Connector
10
8
6
4
2
9
7
5
3
1
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Signal
TPA+
TPAGND
GND
TPB+
TPB+12V
+12V
Empty
GND
Board
Edge
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USB Headers
This motherboard contains eight (8) USB 2.0
ports that are exposed on the rear panel of the
chassis (Figure 2). The motherboard also
contains two 10-pin internal header connectors
onboard that can be used to connect an optional
external bracket containing two (2) USB 2.0
ports.
1.
Secure the bracket to either the front or rear panel
of your chassis.
2.
Connect the end of the USB cable to the USB 2.0
headers on the motherboard.
Table 4. USB 2.0 Header Pins
Connector
USB 2.0 Header Connector
Pin
1
5V_DUAL
3
D-
5
D+
7
GND
9
Empty
Pin
28
Signal
Signal
2
5V_DUAL
4
D-
6
D+
8
GND
10
No Connect
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Audio
The audio connector supports HD audio standard and provides two kinds of
audio output choices: the Front Audio, the Rear Audio. The front Audio
supports re-tasking function.
Table 5.
Front Audio Connector
Connector
Front Audio Connector
10
8
6
4
2
9
7
5
3
1
Pin
1
Signal
PORT1_L
2
AUD_GND
3
PORT1_R
4
PRECENCE_J
5
PORT2_R
6
SENSE1_RETURN
7
SENSE_SEND
8
Empty
9
PORT2_L
10
SENSE2_RETURN
Card
Edge
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Fan Connections
There are five fan connections on the motherboard. The fan speed can be
detected and viewed in the PC Health Status section of the CMOS Setup. The
fans are automatically turned off after the system enters S3, S4 and S5 mode.
System Fan
Chassis Fan
CPU Fan
AUX Fan
Power Fan
Note: the CPU fan cable can be either
a 3-pin or a 4-pin connector. Connect
a 3-pin connector to pins 1, 2, and 3
on the motherboard connector.
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Expansion Slots
The EVGA X58 SLI CLASSIFIED motherboard contains six (6) expansion
slots, Five (5) PCI Express slots and one (1) PCI slot.
6
5
4
3
2
1
Slot Listing
1 – PCIe x1 slot
2 – PCIe x16 (E759), PCIe x16/8 (E760) slot 2
3 – PCIe x16 (E759), PCIe x8 (E760) slot 3
4 – PCI slot 1
5 – PCIe x16/x8 slot 4
6 – PCIe x8 slot 5
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PCI Slot
The one PCI slot support many expansion cards such as a LAN card, USB card,
SCSI card and other cards that comply with PCI specifications. When installing
a card into the PCI slot, be sure that it is fully seated. Secure the card’s metal
bracket to the chassis back panel with the screw used to hold the blank cover.
PCI Express x1 Slot
There is one PCI Express x1 slot that is designed to accommodate less
bandwidth-intensive cards, such as a modem or LAN card. The x1 slots provide
250 MB/sec bandwidth.
PCI Express x16 Slots
These four PCI Express x16/x8 slots are reserved for video cards, and x1/x4
devices. The bandwidth of the x16 slot is up to 4GB/sec (8GB/sec concurrent).
The design of this motherboard supports three PCI-Express graphics cards
using NVIDIA’s SLI technology with multiple displays.
When installing a PCI Express x16 card, be sure the retention clip snaps and
locks the card into place. If the card is not seated properly, it could cause a
short across the pins. Secure the card’s metal bracket to the chassis back panel
with the screw used to hold the blank cover.
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Onboard Buttons
These onboard buttons include RESET, POWER and Clear CMOS. These
functions allow you to easily reset the system, turn on/off the system, or clear
the CMOS.
Clear CMOS Button
The motherboard uses the CMOS to
store all the set parameters. The
CMOS can be cleared by pressing the
Clear CMOS button either onboard
or on the external I/O Panel.
External Clear CMOS Button
RESET and POWER Button
These onboard buttons allow you to easily turn on/off the system. These
buttons allow for easy debugging and testing of the system during
troubleshooting situations.
The POWER button contains a LED that indicates the system’s status. When
the system is powered on, the LED remains a solid green.
The RESET button contains a LED that indicates the activity status of the hard
disk drives and will blink accordingly.
RESET
Button
POWER Clear CMOS
Button
Button
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Post Port Debug LED and
LED Status Indicators
Post Port Debug LED
Provides two-digit POST codes to show why the system may be failing to boot.
It is useful during troubleshooting situations. This Debug LED will also display
current CPU temperatures after the system has fully booted into the Operating
System.
Debug LED
LED Status Indicators
Theses LEDs indicate the system’s status.
 POWER LED (Green):
When the system is power on status, the LED is on.
 DIMM LED (Yellow):
When the memory slot is functional, the LED is on.
 STANDBY LED (Blue):
When the system is in standby mode, the LED is on.
DIMM LED
STANDBY LED
POWER LED
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Jumper Settings
PCIE Disable Jumper
For the ease of troubleshooting multiple video cards, or testing individual
video card’s overclocking, EVGA has implemented four jumpers you can
use to disable individual PCIE slots. You don’t need to remove any of your
video cards but simply disable the slot the particular card is in.
JPE2
JPE3
JPE4
JPE5
Above you see the location of the 4 jumpers, right below the 24pin ATX
Connector. In default shipping configurations, all slots are enabled with the
jumpers in the left position. From top to bottom, PCIE slots 2,3,4,5
respectively. To disable a PCIE Slot, move the jumper over to the right
position.
Example: Remove the Jumper cap of JPE2, PCIE Slot 2 is disabled while
the rest are enabled. The PCIE Disable Function can also be extended onto
the EVGA Control Panel (ECP).
Do this when the PC is turned off, NOT while it is running!
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Voltage Measure Point
The motherboard is equipped with eight voltage measure point pads. You
can use a meter to measure the voltage at each pad.
CPU Vocre voltage
Memory voltage
CPU VTT voltage
North-bridge of chipset voltage
CPU PLL voltage
QPI PLL voltage
I/O voltage of South-bridge chipset
South-bridge chipset voltage
Ground
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EVGA Control Panel
(On select models)
For the convenience of users, EVGA has designed an easy to access control
panel:
Reset Power Clear
Button Button CMOS
Button
CPU VCore
Booster
DEBUG LED
PCIE Slot
Enable/Disable
To use the ECP, simply hook up the black ECP cable to the motherboard at
this location, the bottom right corner:
The cable should fit into the area high-lighted in green. It doesn’t matter which
end of the cable is used. The cable header is designed so that there is only one
direction the cable can be connected to the header.
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The other end of the cable should be connected to the ECP as shown:
**Before turning on the PC, please check to see that the CPU VCore
Booster are in the Off position (clicked up).**
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If you wish to access the PCIE Disable Function via the ECP, please follow
these instructions.
Locate the PCIE disable jumpers below:
Remove the 4 jumpers.
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Connect the PCIE able with the red wires occupying the left most pins:
Please remember to do this when PC is not running.
Next, connect the other end of PCIE enable/disable cable onto the ECP as
shown:
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The red wires should be occupying the pins on the top row.
Now, access the Disable/Enable Function at the front of the Control Panel:
From right to left, the PCIE Disable will disable slots 2,3,4,5. When jumper is in
top position, PCIE slot is enabled. When in bottom position PCIE slot is
disabled.
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CPU VCore Booster
For convenience of users when overclocking, the ECP houses 3 CPU VCore
Boosters for real-time boost of CPU VCore. Each button boosts the vcore by
+0.1v.
The red LED will light up when VCore booster is pressed. When one red LED
is lit, VCore is boosted by +0.1v. When 2 red LEDs are lit, VCore is boosted by
+0.2v. When all 3 red LEDs are lit, VCore is boosted by +0.3v. To disable the
VCore boost, just press again and VCore will go down to what you have set in
the bios.
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Above you see the EVGA X58 SLI ClASSIFIED housing a Creative X-Fi
PCIE 1x Audio Card, 3 x GTX 285s in 3-way SLI and a 9800GT for dedicated
PhysX.
There are 2 types of 3-way SLI Bridges bundled, the first is for hooking up
PCIE slots 2,3,4. Another for hooking up PCIE slots 2,3,5 in 3-way SLI while
using a fourth video card for PhysX.
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Configuring the BIOS
This section discusses how to change the system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
This section includes the following information:
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
Enter BIOS Setup

Main Menu

Standard CMOS Features

Advanced BIOS Features

Integrated Peripherals

Power Management Setup

PnP/PCI Configurations

PC Health Status

Frequency/Voltage Control
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Enter BIOS Setup
The BIOS is the communication bridge between hardware and software.
Correctly setting the BIOS parameters is critical to maintain optimal system
performance.
Use the following procedure to verify/change BIOS settings.
1.
Power on the computer.
2.
Press the Del key when the following message briefly displays at the bottom
of the screen during the Power On Self Test (POST).
Press F1 to continue, DEL to enter Setup.
Pressing Del takes you to the Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility.
It is strongly recommended that you do not change the default BIOS settings.
Changing some settings could damage your computer.
Main Menu
The main menu allows you to select from the list of setup functions and two
exit choices. Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through the
options or press Enter to display the associated submenu. Use the  arrow
keys to position the selector in the option you choose. To go back to the
previous menu, press Esc.
Note that on the BIOS screens all data in white is for information only, data in yellow
is changeable, data in blue is non-changeable, and data in a
red box is highlighted for selection.
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Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
 Standard CMOS Features
 Frequency/Voltage Control
 Advanced BIOS Features
Load Defaults
 Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
 Power Management Setup
Set User Password
 PnP/PCI Configurations
Save & Exit Setup
 PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving
Esc : Quit
F10 : Save & Exit Setup

: Select Item
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type..,
Figure 3.






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BIOS CMOS Setup Utility Main Menu
Standard CMOS Features
Use this menu to set up the basic system configuration.
Advanced BIOS Features
Use this menu to set up the advanced system features and boot sequence.
Integrated Peripherals
Use this menu to set up onboard peripherals such as IDE, RAID, USB, LAN,
and MAC control.
Power Management Setup
Use this menu to configure power management, power on, and sleep features.
PnP/PCI Configurations
Use this menu to modify the system’s Plug-and-Play and PCI configurations.
PC Health Status
Use this menu to monitor the real-time system status of your PC, including
temperature, voltages, and fan speed.
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
Frequency/Voltage Control
Use this menu to optimize system performance and configure clocks, voltages,
memory timings, and more.
The following items on the CMOS Setup Utility main menu are commands
rather than submenus:

Load Defaults
Load defaults system settings.

Set Supervisor Password/Set User Password
Use this command to set, change, and disable the password used to access the
BIOS menu.
Save & Exit Setup
Use this command to save settings to CMOS and exit setup.
 Exit Without Saving
Use this command to abandon all setting changes and exit setup.

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Standard CMOS Features
Menu
The Standard CMOS Features menu is used to configure the standard CMOS
information, such as the date, time, HDD model, and so on. Use the Page Up
and Page Down keys to scroll through the options or press Enter to display the
sub-menu. Use the  arrow keys to position the selector in the option you
choose. To go back to the previous menu, press Esc.
The information shown in Item Help corresponds to the option highlighted.
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
Date (mm:dd:yy)
Time (hh:mm:ss)






SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
0
2
1
3
4
5
Thu, Oct 23 2008
12 : 48: 23
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
Halt On
[All , But Keyboard]
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
640K
1047552K
1048576K
:Move
Figure 4.
Item Help
Main Level

Change the day, month,
year and century
Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit
F5:Previous Values F7:Defaults
F1:General Help
Standard CMOS Features Menu
Note that all data in white is for information only, data in yellow is changeable, data in
blue is non-changeable, and data in a red box is highlighted for selection.
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Date and Time
Using the arrow keys, position the cursor over the month, day, and year. Use
the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through dates and times. Note that
the weekday (Sun through Sat) cannot be changed. This field changes to
correspond to the date you enter. Note that the hour value is shown in a
24-hour clock format. Time is represented as hour : minute : second.
Date (mm:dd:yy)
Time (hh:mm:ss)
Sat, Jul 01 2006
14 : 48: 43
SATA Channel
Use these functions to detect and configure the SATA channels. Select a
channel and press Enter to display the SATA sub-menu.






SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
0
2
1
3
4
5
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
Press ENTER to display
SATA Channel sub-menu
IDE Auto-Detect
[Press Enter]
Extended IDE Drive
Access Mode
[None}
Auto
Capacity
0 MB
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
0
0
0
0
0
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Press Enter to auto-detect SATA channels in the system. Once the channel is
detected, the values for Capacity, Cylinder, Heads, Precomp, Landing Zone, and
Sector are automatically filled in.
None
There are no HDD installed.
 Auto
The system can auto-detect the hard disk when booting up.
 Manual
When you set the channel to [Manual] and change Access Mode to [CHS],
you can then enter the number of cylinders, heads, Precomp, landing zone,
and sector. You can manually enter the values or you can press Enter to
display a window that tells you the min and max values.

IDE HDD Auto-Detect
[Press Enter]
IDE Channel 0 Slave
Access Mode
[Manual}
[CHS]
Capacity
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
0 MB
.....0
[
0]
[
0]
[
0]
[
0]
Press ENTER to display sub-menu
or enter number manually
Cylinder
Min=
0
Max=65535
The BIOS supports the following HDD
Access Modes:
Key in a DEC number :
 CHS
For HDD less than 528 MB.
 LBA
:Move
ENTER:Accept
For HDD greater than 528 MB and
supporting LBA (Logical Block
Addressing).
 Large
For HDD greater than 528 MB but not supporting LBA.
 Auto
Recommended mode.
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ESC:Abort
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Halt On
determines whether or not the computer stops if an error is detected
during power on. Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through the
options or press Enter to display the Halt On sub-menu. Use the  arrow keys
to position the selector in the option you choose. Press Enter to accept the
changes and return to the Standard CMOS Features menu.
Halt On
Halt On
[All , But Keyboard]
All Errors
Whenever the BIOS detects a nonfatal error,
the system stops and prompts you.
 No Errors
System boot does not stop for any detected
errors.
 All, But Keyboard
System boot does not stop for keyboard
errors, but does stop for all other errors.

Press ENTER to display sub-menu
Halt On
All Errors
No Errors
All , But Keyboard
:Move
..... [ ]
..... [ ]
..... [ ]
ENTER:Accept
ESC:Abort
Memory
These settings are display-only values that are determined by the BIOS POST
(Power-On Self Test).
Base Memory
640K
Extended Memory
1047552K
Base Memory
Total Memory
1048576K
BIOS POST determines the
amount of base (or conventional) memory installed in the system.
 Extended Memory
BIOS determines how much extended memory is present during the POST.
 Total Memory
This value represents the total memory of the system.

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Advanced BIOS Features
Access the Advanced BIOS Features menu from the CMOS Utility Setup
screen. Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through the options or
press Enter to display the sub-menu. Use the  arrow keys to position the
selector in the option you choose. To go back to the previous menu, press Esc.
The options that have associated sub-menus are designated by a , which precedes
the option. Press Enter to display the sub-menus.
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced BIOS Features
 Hard Disk Boot Priority
First Boot Device
Second Boot Device
Third Boot Device
Boot Other Device
Boot Up NumLock Status
Security Option
Full Screen LOGO Show
:Move
Figure 5.
[Press Enter]
[Removable]
[CDROM]
[Hard Disk]
[Enabled]
[On]
[Setup]
[Disabled]
Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5:Previous Values
Item Help
Main Level

Select Removable Boot
Device Priority
F10:Save ESC:Exit
F7:Defaults
F1:General Help
Advanced BIOS Features Menu
Note that all data in white is for information only, data in yellow is changeable, data in
blue is non-changeable, and data in a red box is highlighted for selection.
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Hard Disk Boot Priority
Use this option to select the priority for HDD startup. Press Enter to see the
list of bootable devices in your system. Use the  arrow keys to go to the
various devices. Then use the + or – keys to move the device priority up or
down in the list. To go back to the previous menu, press Esc.
1. Ch0.
:
ST3802110A
2. Bootable Add-in Cards
Use the + and – keys to move
the priority of the device within
the list
First/Second/Third Boot Device
Use this option to set the priority sequence of the devices booted at power on.
Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through the options or press
Enter to display the sub-menu. Use the  arrow keys to position the selector
in the option you choose.
First Boot Device
Removable
Hard Disk
CDROM
Legacy LAN
Realtek Boot Ag
Realtek Boot Ag
Disabled
:Move
.....
.....
.....
.....
.....
.....
.....
ENTER:Accept
[
[
[
[
[
[
[
]
]
]
]
]
]
]
ESC:Abort
Boot Other Device
With the option set to Enable, the system boots from some other device if the
first/second/third boot devices fail.
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Boot Up NumLock Status
This option allows you to select the power-on state of NumLock. Select On to
activate the keyboard NumLock when the system is started. Select Off to disable
the NumLock key.
Security Option
The Security Options allows you to require a password every time the system
boots or only when you enter setup. Select Setup to require a password to gain
access to the CMOS Setup screen. Select System to require a password to
access the CMOS Setup screen and when the system boots.
Full Screen LOGO Show
This item allows you determine Full Screen LOGO display during POST. The
options are Enabled, Disabled.
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Integrated Peripherals Menu
Select Integrated Peripherals from the CMOS Setup Utility menu and
press Enter to display the Integrated Peripherals menu.
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Integrated Peripherals
 Onboard PATA/SATA Device
 Onboard Device
 USB Device Setting
:Move
Figure 6.
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5:Previous Values
Item Help
Main Level
F10:Save ESC:Exit
F7:Defaults

F1:General Help
Integrated Peripherals Menu
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Onboard PATA/SATA Device
Press Enter to display the Onboard PATA/SATA Device menu.
SATA Mode
LEGACY Mode Support
JMB362
JMB363
JMB363
JMB362
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[IDE]
[Disabled]
SATA Controller
[Auto]
SATA/PATA Controller[Auto]
Mode
[IDE Mode]
Mode
[IDE Mode]

SATA Mode
This is allows you set the onboard Serial SATA mode.
 IDE: Use the Serial ATA hard disk drivers as Parallel ATA storage
devices.
 RAID: Create a RAID 0, 1, 10, 5
 AHCI: Use the AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) to enables
advanced SATA features for improved performance with NCQ and
Hot-plug features

LEGACY Mode Support
This function allows the SATA controller to operate in LEGACY mode.
Selected Disabled if you install operating system that support Native mode.

JMB362 SATA Controller
This function allows you to enable JMB362 SATA Controller. The options
are Auto, Enabled and Disabled.

JMB363 SATA/PATA Controller
This function allows you to enable JMB363 SATA Controller. The options
are Auto, Enabled and Disabled.

JMB363 Mode
This function allows you set the onboard JM363 mode. The options are IDE
Mode, RAID+IDE Mode, AHCI+IDE Mode, RAID Mode and AHCI Mode.

JMB362 Mode
This function allows you set the onboard JM363 mode. The options are IDE
Mode, RAID Mode and AHCI Mode.
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Onboard Device
Press Enter to display the Onboard Device menu.
Realtek GigaLan (LAN1)
Realtek GigaLan (LAN2)
[Auto]
[Auto]
PE4 Slot (PCIE x1)
Realtek Lan PXE Boot ROM
TI 1394 Setting
High Definition Audio
P80 Show CPU Temp.
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]

Realtek GigaLan (LAN1)
Use this function to set the onboard Realtek GigaLan function for LAN1.
The options are Auto, Enabled and Disabled.

Realtek GigaLan (LAN2)
Use this function to set the onboard Realtek GigaLan function for LAN2.
The options are Auto, Enabled and Disabled.

PE4 Slot (PCIE x1)
Use this function to set the PCI-e x1 Slot function. The options are Auto,
Enabled and Disabled.

Realtek Lan PXE Boot ROM
This function allows you to enable or disable the onboard Realtek Lan PXE
Boot ROM for booting from LAN.

TI 1394 Setting
This function allows you to enable or disable the IEEE1394 (Firewire)
interface.

High Definition Audio
This item allows you enable or disable the chipset on-chip Audio

P80 Show CPU Temp.
When this function is enabled the onboard Post Port LED will display the
CPU temperature.
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USB Device Settings
Press Enter to display the USB Device Settings menu.
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
USB
1.0 Controller
2.0 Controller
Operation Mode
Keyboard Function
Mouse Function
Storage Function
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[High Speed]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
*** USB Mass Storage Device Boot Setting ***
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
USB 1.0 Controller
Use this function to enable the USB 1.0 controller.

USB 2.0 Controller
Use this function to enable the USB 2.0 (EHCI) controller.

USB Operation Mode
Select the USB Operation Mode for USB device. Options are Full/Low
Speed and High Speed.

USB Keyboard Function
Use this function to enable or disable support for USB keyboard under DOS.

USB Mouse Function
Use this function to enable or disable support for USB mouse under DOS

USB Storage Function
Use this function to enable or disable legacy support of USB Mass Storage
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Power Management Setup
Menu
Select Power Management Setup from the CMOS Setup Utility menu and
press Enter to display the Power Management Setup menu.
x
x
x
ACPI function
APCI Suspend Type
Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume
Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
Wake-Up by PCI Card
USB KB Wake-Up From S3
Power-on by Alarm
Day of Month Alarm
Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
POWER ON Function
Hot Key Power On
PWRON After PWR-Fail
:Move
[Enabled]
[S1(POS)]
[Auto]
[Instant-Off]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
0
0 : 0 : 0
[Disabled]
Ctrl-F1
[Off]
Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5:Previous Values
Figure 7.
Item Help
Main Level
F10:Save ESC:Exit
F7:Defaults

F1:General Help
Power Management Setup Menu
ACPI Function
This function on the Power Management Setup menu allows you to enable or
disable the ACPI function.
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ACPI Suspend Type
This function on the Power Management Setup menu allows you to select an
ACPI Suspend Type. Types to select from are [S1&S3], [S1(POS)], and
[S3(STR)].
Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume
This function on the Power Management Setup menu allows you determine
whether or not to enable the system to run the VGA BIOS when resuming
from S3(STR) or S1&S3. The Options are Auto, Yes and No.
Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN
This function on the Power Management Setup menu allows you to set SoftOff by PBNT to [Instant-Off] or [Delay 4 Sec].
Wake-Up by PCI Card
This function on the Power Management Setup menu allows PCI Card to wakeup the system from Soft-off state.
USB KB Wake-Up From S3
This function on the Power Management Setup menu allows a USB keyboard
device to wake-up the system from S3 state.
Resume by Alarm
This function on the Power Management Setup menu allows you to enable or
disable the Power-on by alarm function. Set to [Disable] to prevent poweron by alarm. When set to [Enable], you can manually put in the day of the
month and the time of the alarm.
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Day of Month Alarm
Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
[ 0]
[0 : 0 : 0]
To enter a day or time, use the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through
numbers or enter the number using the keyboard number or the + and – keys.
POWER ON Function
This function on the Power Management Setup menu allows you to define the
power-on function. Options for this function are:
Disabled
 Keyboard

Hot Key Power On
Use this function with the above “POWER ON Function” to set a combination
of keys that can be used to power on the system. Options for this function are:
 Ctrl-Esc
 Ctrl-F1
 Ctrl-Space
 Anykey
PWRON After PWR-Fail
This function enables your computer to automatically restart or return to its last
operating status after power returns from a power failure.
Off: The system stays off after a power failure.
On: The system stays on after a power failure
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PnP/PCI Configuration Menu
Select PnP/PCI Configuration from the CMOS Setup Utility menu and press
Enter to display the PnP/PCI Configuration menu.
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PnP/PCI Configuration
x
Init Display First
[PCI Slot]
Resources Controlled By
IRQ Resources
[Auto(ESCD)]
Press Enter
PCI/VGA
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
INT Pin
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[10]
[Auto]
[7]
Palette
1 Assignment
2 Assignment
3 Assignment
4 Assignment
5 Assignment
6 Assignment
7 Assignment
8 Assignment
Item Help
Main Level

** PCI Express relative items **
Maximum Payload Size
[128]
:Move
Figure 8.
Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5:Previous Values
F10:Save ESC:Exit
F7:Defaults
F1:General Help
PnP/PCI Configuration Menu
Init Display First
This function on the PnP/PCI Configuration menu allows you to define if the
initial display is in the PCI slot or in the PCI Express slot. Options are
[PCI Slot] and [PCIEx].
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Resources Controlled By
This function on the PnP/PCI Configuration menu allows you to define if the
BIOS can automatically configure all the boot and plug-and-play compatible
devices or if you can manually select IRQ, DMA, and memory base address
fields. Select [Auto(ESCD)] if you want the BIOS to automatically populate
these fields. If you select [Manual] so you can assign the resources, IRQ
Resources is enabled for input.
Resources Controlled By [Auto(ESCD)]
x IRQ Resources
Press Enter
Resources Controlled By [Manual)]
IRQ Resources
[Press Enter]
IRQ Resources
To enable this field for input, set Resources Controlled By to
[Manual]. With this field enabled, press Enter to see options.
IRQ-5
IRQ-9
IRQ-10
IRQ-11
IRQ-12
IRQ-14
IRQ-15
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
[PCI Device]
[Reserved]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
Use Legacy ISA for devices compliant with the original PC AT Bus
specification. Use PCI/ISA PnP for devices compliant with the plug-and-play
standard, whether designed for PCI or ISA Bus architecture.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
This item is designed to overcome problems that may be caused by some
nonstandard VGA cards.
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INT Pin 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 Assignment
This function on the PnP/PCI Configuration menu allows you to set the INT
Pin 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 Assignment.
Maximum Payload Size
This function on the PnP/PCI Configuration menu allows you to set the
maximum TLP payload size (in bytes) for the PCI Express devices. Use the
Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through sizes or enter the number using
the keyboard numbers or use the + and – keys to go up and down the list of
sizes.
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PC Health Status Menu
Select PC Health Status from the CMOS Setup Utility menu and press Enter
to display the PC Health Status menu.
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PC Health Status
 SmartFan Function
VCC 3.3V
CPU Vcore
DIMM Voltage
CPU VTT Voltage
IOH Vcore
VCC
+12V
3VSB
VBT
CPU Temperature
NB Temperature
VREG Temperature
System Temperature
CPU Fan Speed
Power Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
:Move
Figure 9.
[Press Enter]
3.28V
1.19V
1.48V
1.23V
1.08V
4.96V
12.10V
3.23V
3.15V
31oC
55oC
50oC
33oC
3054 RPM
0 RPM
0 RPM
Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5:Previous Values
Item Help
Main Level
F10:Save ESC:Exit
F7:Defaults

F1:General Help
PC Health Status Menu
All of the values shown in Blue are dynamic and change as the speed and
voltages of the various components change with system usage.
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SmartFan Function
Press Enter to display the SmartFan Function menu.
x
x
x
CPU Fan Speed Control
[SmartFan]
Manual Fan Speed, %
100
If temp > 60ºC, Set Fan Speed 100%
If temp < 30ºC, Set Fan Speed
50%
Power Fan Speed Control
[SmartFan]
Manual Fan Speed, %
100
If temp > 60ºC, Set Fan Speed 100%
If temp < 30ºC, Set Fan Speed 50%
Chassis Fan Speed Control
[SmartFan]
Manual Fan Speed, %
100
If temp > 60ºC, Set Fan Speed 100%
If temp < 30ºC, Set Fan Speed
50%
Use this menu to control the speed of the various fans on the motherboard. Set
CPU fan speed to [SmartFan] when you want the speed of the fans
automatically controlled based on temperature. To set the fan speed to a
constant rate, select [Manual] and then enter the speed from 0% to 100%.
Set the desired speed for the Power and Chassis fans from 0% to 100%. The
system defaults to 100%.
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Frequency/Voltage Control
Menu
Select Frequency/Voltage Control from the CMOS Setup Utility menu and
press Enter to display the Frequency/Voltage Control menu.
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Frequency/Voltage Control
Extreme Cooling
 Memory Feature
 Voltage Control
 CPU Feature
CPU Clock Ratio
CPU Host Frequency(Mhz)
CPU Uncore Frequency(Mhz)
Spread Spectrum
PCI Frequency
Save Profile
Load Profile
:Move
Figure 10.
[Disabled]
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
[24X]
[133]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[100]
Item Help
Main Level

[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5:Previous Values
F10:Save ESC:Exit
F7:Defaults
F1:General Help
Frequency/Voltage Control Menu
Extreme Cooling
When using Liquid Nitrogen you need to enable this function to make sure the
system can run stable.
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Memory Feature
Select Memory Feature from the Frequency/Voltage Control menu and press
Enter to display the Memory Feature menu.
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Memory Feature
Memory Control Setting
Memory Frequency
Channel Interleave Setting
Rank Interleave Setting
Memory Low Gap
Parameters
Setting
tCL Setting
[Auto]
tRCD Setting
[Auto]
tRP Setting
[Auto]
tRAS Setting
[Auto]
tRFC Setting
[Auto]
Command Rate
[Auto]
tRRD Setting
[Auto]
tFAW Setting
[Auto]
tRTP Setting
[Auto]
tWR Setting
[Auto]
Round Trip Latency [Auto]
tddWrTRd Setting
[Auto]
tdrWrTrd Setting
[Auto]
tsrWrTRd Setting
[Auto]
tddRdTWr Setting
[Auto]
:Move
Figure 11.
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[Disabled]
[Auto]
[6 way]
[4 way]
[Auto]
Current Value
7
7
7
20
59
1T
4
20
4
8
58
6
6
14
9
Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5:Previous Values

Item Help
Main Level


F10:Save ESC:Exit
F7:Defaults
F1:General Help
Memory Feature Menu

Memory Control Setting
This function is allows you to select the Memory Control Setting.

Memory Frequency
This function is allows you to select the Memory Frequency.

Channel Interleave Setting
This function is allows you to select the Channel Interleave Setting. The
options are 1 way, 2 way, 3 way, 4 way, 5 way and 6 way.
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
Rank Interleave Setting
This function is allows you to select the Rank Interleave Setting. The options
are 1 way, 2 way and 4 way.

Memory Parameters Settings
Use this menu to set optimal timings or to manually enter timings. Note that
you should set the value to Optimal to use the manufacturers’ recommended
values.

Memory Low Gap
This function enables support for future add-on devices. It is recommended
to leave this at the default setting.
Voltage Control
Select Voltage Control from the Frequency/Voltage Control menu and press
Enter to display the Voltage Control menu.
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Voltage Control
EVGA VDroop control
CPU VCore
CPU VTT Voltage
CPU PLL Vcore
IOH PLL Vcore
QPI PLL Vcore
DIMM Voltage
DIMM DQ Vref
IOH Vcore
IOH/ICH I/O Voltage
ICH Vcore
NF200 Voltage
VTT PWM Frequency
CPU PWM Frequency
CPU Impedance
QPI Signal Compensation
[With VDroop]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[+0mV]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[250 KHz]
[800 KHz]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Item Help
1.26875V
+0mv
1.800V
1.800V
1.100V
1.500V
+0mv
1.100V
1.500V
1.050V
1.200V
250 KHz
800 KHz
Auto
Auto
Main Level

User should exercise caution when over-voltageing
,as it can cause system instability or enen void
warranties and danmage components.
:Move
Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5:Previous Values
F10:Save ESC:Exit
F7:Defaults
F1:General Help
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Figure 12.
70
Voltage Control Menu

EVGA VDroop control
EVGA VDroop control is a safety measure by motherboards to protect the
CPU. Select to [With VDroop] to calibrate CPU VDroop or select to
[Without VDroop] to disable this function.

CPU Vcore
Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through the voltages or select
[Auto] to automatically set the voltage level for the CPU Core.

CPU VTT Voltage
Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through the voltages or select
[Auto] to automatically set the voltage level for the CPU VTT Voltage.

CPU PLL VCore
Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through the voltages or select
[Auto] to automatically set the voltage level for the CPU PLL Vcore.

IOH PLL VCore
Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through the voltages or select
[Auto] to automatically set the voltage level for the IOH PLL Vcore.

QPI PLL VCore
Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through the voltages or select
[Auto] to automatically set the voltage level for the QPI PLL Vcore.

DIMM Voltage
Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through the voltages or select
[Auto] to automatically set the voltage level for the DIMM Voltage.

DIMM DQ Vref
Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through the voltages or select
[Auto] to automatically set the voltage level for the DIMM Voltage.

IOH VCore
This function defines the core voltage level for the Intel IOH chip. Use the
Page Up and Page Down keys to select a voltage or select [Auto] to
automatically set the voltage.

IOH/ICH I/O Voltage
This function defines the voltage level for the Intel IOH/ICH I/O Voltage
chip. Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to select a voltage or select
[Auto] to automatically set the voltage.
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
ICH VCore
This function defines the core voltage level for the Intel ICH chip. Use the
Page Up and Page Down keys to select a voltage or select [Auto] to
automatically set the voltage.

NF200 Voltage
This function defines the voltage level for the NF200 chip. Use the Page Up
and Page Down keys to select a voltage or select [Auto] to automatically
set the voltage.

VTT PWM Frequency
This item allows you to select the VTT PWM Frequency.

CPU PWM Frequency
This item allows you to select the CPU PWM Frequency.

CPU Impedance
This item allows you to select the CPU Impedance.

QPI Signal Compensation
This item allows you to select the QPI Signal Compensation.
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CPU Feature
Select CPU Feature from the Frequency/Voltage Control menu and press
Enter to display the CPU Feature menu.
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CPU Feature
Intel SpeedStep
Turbo Mode Function
CxE Function
Execute Disable Bit
Virtualization Technology
Item Help
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Main Level

***** Logical Processor Setting *****
Intel HT Technology
[Enabled]
Active Processor Cores
[All]
***** QPI Controller Setting *****
QPI Controller Setting
[Enabled]
QPI Link Fast Mode
[Enabled]
QPI Frequency Selection
[Auto]
:Move
Figure 13.
72
Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5:Previous Values
F10:Save ESC:Exit
F7:Defaults
F1:General Help
CPU Feature Menu

Intel SpeedStep
Use this function to enable the Intel SpeedStep technology (EIST). The
options are Enabled and Disabled.

Turbo Mode Function
Use this function to enable the Intel Turbo Mode Function. The options are
Enabled and Disabled.

CxE Function
This function allows you to select the lowest C state supported according as
CPU and MB. The options are Auto, Disabled, C1, C1E, C3 and C6.
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
Execute Disable Bit
When this function is disabled, it forces the XD feature flag to always return
to zero (0).

Virtualization Technology
When this function is enabled, it allows a VMM to utilize the additional
hardware capabilities provided by Intel Virtualization Technology.
***** Logical Processor Setting *****

Intel HT Technology
This function is allows you to enable the Intel HT Technology. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.

Active Processor Cores
This function active number of cores to enable in each processor package.
The options are All, 1 and 2.
***** QPI Controller Setting *****

QPI Controller Setting
This function is allows you to enable the QPI (QuickPath Interconnect)
Controller Setting. The options are Enabled and Disabled.

QPI Link Fast Mode
This function is allows you to enable the QPI Link Fast Mode. The options
are Enabled and Disabled.

QPI Frequency Selection
This function is allows you to select the QPI Frequency. The options are
Auto, 4.800 GT/s, 5.866 GT/s and 6.400 GT/s.
CPU Clock Ratio
This value changes the CPU Frequency value depending on the value you
choose. Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through the options.
The options are from 12 X through 60 X.
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CPU Host Frequency (Mhz)
This item allows you to select the CPU Host Frequency. This value changes the
CPU Frequency value depending on the value you choose.
CPU Uncore Frequency (Mhz)
This item allows you to select the CPU Uncore Frequency.
Spread Spectrum
This item reduces the EMI generated. The options are Disabled and Enabled.
PCIE Frequency (Mhz)
This item allows you to select the PCI-Express Frequency.
Save Profile
This function saves the system voltages and timing settings that were defined in
the menu. There are several profile options that can be loaded.
Load Profile
This function loads the system voltages and timing settings that were defined in
the menu. You can set up to several profile settings. The default setting is Auto
for all settings. Press Enter to see the options.
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Installing Drivers and
Software
It is important to remember that before installing the driver CD that is shipped in the
kit, you need to load your operating system. The motherboard supports
Windows Vista 32bit and 64bit and is Windows XP.
The kit comes with a CD that contains utilities, drivers, and additional NVIDIA
software.
The CD that has been shipped with your EVGA X58 SLI CLASSIFIED
motherboard contains the following software and drivers:










Chipset Drivers
Audio drivers
RAID drivers
LAN Drivers
Matrix Storage
JMicron SATA Drivers
EVGA E-LEET
NVIDIA SLI Drivers
Adobe Acrobat Reader
User’s Manual
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Windows XP/Vista Drivers
Install
1.
Insert the Intel X58 Express installation CD for the motherboard included
in the kit.
2.
The CD will autorun, install the drivers and utilities listed on the install
screen.
If the CD does not run, go to My Computer and click on the CD to open.
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Appendix A.
POST Codes
This section provides the Award POST Codes (Table 6).
Table 6.
Award POST Code
Award POST Codes
Code
Name
Description
01
Reserved
02
Jumps to E000
segment
Execution of POST routines in E000
03
Early SuperIO
Init Early Initialized the super IO
04
Reserved
05
Blank video
06
Reserved
07
Init KBC
Keyboard controller init
08
KB test
Test the Keyboard
09
Reserved
0A
Mouse Init
0B
Reserved
0C
Reserved
0D
Reserved
0E
CheckSum
Check
0F
Reserved
10
Autodetect
EEPROM
11
Reserved
12
Test CMOS
Reset Video controller
Initialized the mouse
Check the integrity of the ROM,BIOS and message
Check Flash type and copy flash write/erase routines
Test and Reset CMOS
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Award POST Codes
Code
78
Name
Description
13
Reserved
14
Load Chipset
15
Reserved
16
Init Clock
17
Reserved
18
Init CPU
19
Reserved
1A
Reserved
1B
Setup Interrupt
Vector Table
Initialize first 120 interrupt vectors with
SPURIOUS_INT_HDLR and initialize INT 00h-1Fh
according to INT_TBL
1C
CMOS Battery
Check
Test CMOS and check Battery Fail
1D
Early PM
Early PM initialization
1E
Reserved
1F
Re-initial KB
20
Reserved
21
HPM init
22
Reserved
23
Program
chipset
Early Programming of chipset registers
24
Init PNP
Init PNP
25
Shadow VBIOS
Shadow system/video BIOS
26
Clock Gen
Init onboard clock generator and sensor
27
Setup BDA
Setup BIOS DATA AREA (BDA)
28
Reserved
29
CPU Speed
detect
2A
Reserved
2B
Init video
2C
Reserved
2D
Video memory
Load Chipset Defaults
Initialize onboard clock generator
CPU ID and initialize L1/L2 cache
Load keyboard matrix
Init Heuristic Power Management (HPM)
Chipset programming and CPU Speed detect
Initialize Video
Test Video Memory and display Logos
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Award POST Codes
Code
Name
Description
test
2E
Reserved
2F
Reserved
30
Reserved
31
Reserved
32
Reserved
33
Early keyboard
reset
34
Reserved
35
Test DMA
Controller 0
36
Reserved
37
Test DMA
Controller 1
38
Reserved
39
Test DMA Page
Registers
3A
Reserved
3B
Reserved
3C
Test Timer
3D
Reserved
3E
Test 8259-1
Mask
3F
Reserved
40
Test 8259-2
Mask
41
Reserved
42
Reserved
43
Test Stuck
Interrupt
44
Reserved
45
Reinit serial
Early Keyboard Reset
Test DMA channel 0
Test DMA channel 1
Test DMA Page Registers
Test 8254 Timer 0 Counter 2.
Verify 8259 Channel 1 masked interrupts by
alternately turning off and on the interrupt lines.
Verify 8259 Channel 2 masked interrupts by
alternately turning off and on the interrupt lines.
Turn off interrupts then verify no 8259's interrupt
mask register is on. Test 8259 Force an interrupt and
verify the interrupt occurred.
Reinitialize Preboot agent serial port
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Award POST Codes
Code
Name
Description
port
80
46
Reserved
47
EISA Test
48
Reserved
49
Size Memory
4A
Reserved
4B
Reserved
4C
Reserved
4D
Reserved
4E
Init APIC
4F
Reserved
50
USB init
51
Reserved
52
Memory Test
53
Reserved
54
Reserved
55
CPU display
56
Reserved
57
PnP Init
Display
58
Reserved
59
Setup Virus
5A
Reserved
5B
Awdflash Load
5C
Reserved
5D
Onboard I/O
5E
Reserved
If EISA non-volatile memory checksum is good,
execute EISA initialization. If not, execute ISA tests
and clear EISA mode flag.
Size base memory from 256K to 640K and extended
memory above 1MB.
Initialize APIC and set MTRR
Initialize USB controller
Test all memory of memory above 1MB using Virtual
8086 mode, page mode and clear the memory
Detect CPU speed and display CPU vendor specific
version string and turn on all necessary CPU features
PnP logo and PnP early init
Setup virus protect according to Protect Setup
If required, will auto load Awdflash.exe in POST
Init Initializing onboard superIO
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Award POST Codes
Code
Name
5F
Reserved
60
Setup enable
61
Reserved
62
Reserved
63
Initialize
Mouse
64
Reserved
65
PS2 Mouse
special
66
Reserved
67
ACPI init
68
Reserved
69
Init Cache
6A
Reserved
6B
Setup
6C
Reserved
6D
Initialize
Floppy
6E
Reserved
6F
FDD install
70
Reserved
71
Reserved
72
Reserved
73
Initialize Hard
Drive
74
Reserved
75
Detect HDD
76
Reserved
77
Detect serial
ports
78
Reserved
79
Reserved
Description
Display setup message and enable setup functions
Detect if mouse is present, initialize mouse, install
interrupt vectors.
Special treatment to PS2 Mouse port
ACPI sub-system initializing
Initialize cache controller
Enter setup check and autoconfiguration check up
Initialize floppy disk drive
Install FDD and setup BIOS data area parameters
Initialize hard drive controller
IDE device detection
Initialize serial ports.
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Award POST Codes
Code
82
Name
Description
7A
Detect parallel
ports
7B
Reserved
7C
HDD Write
Protect
7D
Reserved
7E
Reserved
7F
POST error
check
80
Reserved
81
Reserved
82
Security Check
Ask password security.
83
Write CMOS
Write all CMOS values back to RAM and clear screen.
84
Display PNP
Display PNP devices
85
USB Final Init
Final USB initialization
86
Reserved
87
Reserved
88
Reserved
89
Setup ACPI
tables
8A
Reserved
8B
Option ROM
Detect
8C
Reserved
8D
Enable Parity
Check
8E
Reserved
8F
IRQ12 Enable
90
Reserved
91
Reserved
92
Reserved
93
Boot Medium
Initialize parallel ports.
HDD check for write protection
Check POST error and display them and ask for user
intervention
Setup ACPI tables
Scan for Option ROMs
Enable Parity Check
Enable IRQ12 if mouse present
Detect and store boot partition head and cylinders
EVGA X58 SLI CLASSIFIED Motherboard
Award POST Codes
Code
Name
Description
Read
values in RAM
94
Final Init
Final init for last micro details before boot
95
NumLock
Set NumLock status according to Setup
96
Boot Attempt
Set low stack Boot via INT 19h.
C0
Base CPU test
Read/Write CPU registers
C1
Memory
Presence
Base memory detect
C2
Early Memory
Board Initialization
C3
Extend
Memory
Turn on extended memory, cache initialization
C4
Special Display
First display initialization
C5
Early Shadow
Early shadow enable for fast boot
C6
Cache
presence
External cache size detection
CF
CMOS Check
CMOS checkup
B0
Spurious
If interrupt occurs in protected mode.
B1
Unclaimed NMI
If unmasked NMI occurs, display Press F1 to disable
NMI, F2 reboot.
BF
Program MCP
To program chipset from defaults values
E1-EF
Setup Pages
E1- Page 1, E2 - Page 2, etc.
FF
Boot
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EVGA Glossary of Terms
ACPI - Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
AFR – Alternate Frame Rendering
APIC - Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller
BIOS - Basic Input Output System
CD-ROM - Compact Disc Read-Only Memory
CMOS - Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
CPU – Central Processing Unit
D-ICE – Dry Ice Cooling
DDR2 - Double Data Rate 2
DDR3 - Double Data Rate 3
DIMM - Dual In-line Memory Module
DRAM - Dynamic random access memory
DVD - Digital Versatile Disc
DVI – Digital Video Interface
FDC - Floppy Disk Controller
FSB – Front Side Bus
FTW – For The Win!
GHz – Gigahertz
GPU – Graphics Processing Unit
HDD - Hard Disk Drive
HDMI - High-Definition Multimedia Interface
HDR – High Dynamic Range Lighting
HPET - High Precision Event Timer
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HT – Hyper-Threading
HSF - Heat Sink Fan
I/O - Input/Output
IDE - Integrated Drive Electronics
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IGP - Integrated Graphics Processors
IRQ - Interrupt Request
JBOD - Just a Bunch of Disks
JEDEC - Joint Electron Device Engineering Council
LAN - Local Area Network
LCD - Liquid Crystal Display
LGA – Land Grid Array
LN2 – Liquid Nitrogen Cooling
MAC - Media Access Control
MCP - Media and Communications Processor
MHz – Megahertz
NB – Northbridge
NCQ - Native Command Queuing
NIC - Network Interface Card
NTFS - New Technology File System
OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
PATA - Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment
PCB - Printed Circuit Board
PCI - Peripheral Component Interconnect
PCIe - Peripheral Component Interconnect Express
PCI-x - Peripheral Component Interconnect Extended
POST – Power on Self Test
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PWM – Pulse Width Modulation
QDR - Quad Data Rate
QPI – Quick Path Interconnect
RAID - Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
RGB - Red Green Blue
SATA - Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
SB - Southbridge
SCSI - Small Computer System Interface
SFR – Split Frame Rendering
SLI - Scalable Link Interface
SPD - Serial Presence Detect
SPDIF - Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format
SPP - System Platform Processors
TCP/IP - Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
USB - Universal Serial Bus
VDroop - V-core Voltage Drop
VGA - Video Graphics Array
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