User Guide
EVGA X79 DARK
Motherboard
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Table of Contents
Before You Begin… ...................................................................................................................... 4
Parts NOT in the Kit .................................................................................................................... 5
Intentions of the Kit...................................................................................................................... 5
Motherboard Specifications ..................................................................................................... 6-7
Unpacking and Parts Descriptions.............................................................................................. 8
Equipment................................................................................................................................... 8-9
Hardware Installation .................................................................................................................. 10
Safety Instructions .......................................................................................................................10
Intel X79 Chipset Motherboard………...…………………………………………………11-13
Preparing the Motherboard ..................................................................................................... 114
Installing the CPU..................................................................................................................... 144
Installing the Cooling Device.................................................................................................. 155
Installing System Memory (DIMMs) ..................................................................................... 166
Installing the Motherboard.........................................................................................................17
Installing the I/O Shield .............................................................................................................17
Securing the Motherboard into a System Case .......................................................................18
Connecting Cables .......................................................................................................................18
24pin ATX Power (PW1) ...........................................................................................................19
8pin ATX 12V Power .............................................................................................................. 200
BIOS Select Switch (optional) ...................................................................................................20
Connecting Internal Headers .....................................................................................................20
Front Panel Header .....................................................................................................................20
USB Headers ................................................................................................................................21
Audio .............................................................................................................................................23
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PCI-E x4 Slots ..............................................................................................................................24
PCI-E x16/x8 Slots .....................................................................................................................24
Onboard Buttons .........................................................................................................................25
Clear CMOS Button ....................................................................................................................25
RESET and POWER Button ....................................................................................................25
Post Port Debug LED and LED Status Indicators ...............................................................26
Installing Drivers and Software ................................................................................................. 27
Windows 7/Vista/XP Driver Installation ...............................................................................27
POST Codes ........................................................................................................................... 28-32
EVGA Glossary of Terms ................................................................................................... 32-34
Compliance Information ............................................................................................................ 34
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Before You Begin…
The true next generation motherboards have arrived with the EVGA X79
motherboards! This product packs in the latest technologies to give you an
uncompromised experience:
Uncompromised Performance – Unparalleled memory bandwidth with true quad
channel DDR3 memory support, and Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 gives you
intelligent computing by optimizing performance on the fly! NVIDIA SLI® and PhysX
give you the expansion you need to maximize your graphics performance.
Uncompromised Power – High performance PWM and POSCAP Capacitors deliver
clean, optimal power to your system for maximum overclocking. Also, with built in
EVGA EVBot support*, you can overclock on the fly from the palm of your hand.
Uncompromised Features – This board is loaded with the latest technologies like a
full UEFI BIOS, USB 3.0 Ports, SATA III/6G support, PCI-E 3.0 ports, E-SATA, a
true next generation board layout, and more!
*sold separately
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Parts NOT in the Kit
This kit contains all the hardware necessary to install and connect your new
EVGA X79 Dark Motherboard. However, it does not contain the following
items that must be purchased separately to make the motherboard functional.
Intel Socket 2011 Processor
DDR3 System Memory
CPU Cooling Device
PCI Express Graphics Card
Power Supply
EVGA assumes you have purchased all the necessary parts needed to allow for
proper system functionality. For a full list of supported CPUs on this
motherboard, please visit www.evga.com/support/motherboard
Intentions of the Kit
This kit provides you with the motherboard and all connecting cables necessary
to install the motherboard into a PC case.
When replacing a motherboard in a PC case, you will need to reinstall an
operating system even though the current storage drive may already have one
installed.
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EVGA X79
Motherboard
Motherboard Specifications
Size:
EATX form factor of 12 inches x 10.3 inches
Microprocessor support:
Intel Socket 2011 Processor
Operating systems:
Supports Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Contains Intel X79 chipset:
System Memory support:
Supports Quad channel DDR3-2400MHz+. Officially supports up to 64GB
of DDR3 memory.
USB 2.0 Ports:
10x from Intel X79 PCH
Supports hot plug
Supports wake-up from S1 and S3 mode
Supports USB 2.0 protocol up to a 480 Mbps transmission rate
USB 3.0 Ports:
6 from Asmedia ASM1042
Backwards compatible USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 support
Supports transfer speeds up to 5Gbps
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SATA Ports:
Intel X79 PCH Controller
4x SATA 2 Ports up to 3G (300 MB/s) data transfer rate
2x SATA 3 Ports up to 6G (600 MB/s) data transfer rate
- Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5, AND RAID 10
*If 6G ports are used in the same array as 3G ports, the SATA 3 6G
ports will adjust down to SATA 2 3G speeds.
Marvell 9230
4x SATA 3 Ports up to 6G (600 MB/s) data transfer rate
Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, AND RAID 10
*Arrays cannot be created across Marvell and Intel controllers
Marvell 9172
2x eSATA port on rear I/O panel
* Marvell controller drivers are not integrated into Windows 8 and older
operating systems, and as such you will need to load drivers for this
device during the Windows installation if you intend to boot off of this
controller.
Onboard LAN:
Intel 2x 82579/82574
Supports 10/100/1000 Mb/sec Ethernet
Supports teaming
Onboard Audio:
Realtek ALC898 High-Definition audio
Supports 8-channel audio
Supports Jack-Sensing function
Supports Optical Output
PCI-E Support:
PCI-E 2.0 Slots (PCI-E 3.0 Ready**)
Low power consumption and power management features
Power Functions:
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)
Expansion Slots:
PCI-E 16x/8x slots
PCI-E 4x slot
*Please see page 24 for a slot by slot breakdown
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Unpacking and
Parts Descriptions
Equipment
The following accessories are included with the EVGA X79 Dark Motherboard:
The EVGA X79 Dark Motherboard
This PCI-E motherboard contains the Intel X79 chipset and is
SLI® -ready.
Visual Guide
Helps to quickly and visually guide you through the hardware
installation of the motherboard.
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.
2-Port SATA Power Cables
Allows a Molex power connector to adapt to a SATA power
connector.
4-Port USB 2.0 Bracket
Provides four additional USB ports to the back panel of the
chassis.
2-Port USB 3.0 Bracket
Allows addition of 2 USB 3.0 ports by Connecting to the
motherboard header.
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SATA 3G
3G/6G Data Cables
Used to support the SATA protocol and each one connects a
single drive to the motherboard.
4-way
way SLI® Bridge
Bridges four graphics cards together which allows for
4-way
way SLI®.
3-way
way SLI® Bridge
Bridges three graphics cards together which allows for
3-way
way SLI®.
2-way
way SLI® Bridge
Bridges two graphics cards together which allows for
2-way
way SLI®.
Optional 1366 Backplate
Allows use of a socket 1366 cooler. This backplate is optional.
I/O Cover
This optional cover attaches to the PCB and covers the I/O
area
Installation CD
Contains drivers and so
software needed to setup the
motherboard.
User Manual
The user manual you are reading right now!
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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 Cooling Device
Installing the memory
Installing the motherboard
Connecting cables
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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Intel X79 Chipset Motherboard
The EVGA X79 Dark Motherboard with the Intel X79 and PCH Chipset is a SLI-ready
motherboard. Figure 1 shows the motherboard and Figure 2 shows the back panel
connectors
FIGURE 1. X79 Dark Motherboard Layout
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1. CPU Socket 2011
13. Debug LED
25. PCI-E Slot 4x
2. Intel X79 Southbridge
14. USB 2.0 Headers
26. Front Panel Audio Connector
3. CPU Fan Header
15. USB 3.0 Headers
27. S/PDIF Out
4. DDR3 Memory DIMM Slots 1-8
16. CMOS Battery
28. EVGauge
5. 24-pin ATX power connector
17. Unused
29. Back Panel Connectors (Figure 2)
6. Fan Headers
18. CMOS Reset Button
30. 8 pin EPS Connector
7. PCI-E Disable Dipswitches
19. Power Button
31. Supplemental PCI-E 6pin Power
8. Intel Sata 6G/3G Ports
20. Reset Button
32. Removable BIOS Chip
9. Intel Sata 3G Ports
21. PC Speaker
33. GPU Link
10. Marvell Sata 6G Ports
22. PCI-E Slot 16x/8x
34. Probe It Header
11. ECP Header
23. PCI-E Slot 8x
35 BIOS Selector Switch
12. Front Panel Connectors
24. PCI-E Slot 8x/4x
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Figure 2. Chassis Rear Panel Connectors
1. Bluetooth
4. CMOS Reset Switch
7. eSata Ports
2. USB 2.0
5. Optical S/DIF Out
8. NIC
3. USB 3.0
6. EVBot Connecter
9. Analog Audio Output Jacks
Analog Audio Port Breakdown
2/2.1
Channel
Blue
Line in
Green
Line Out/
Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Black
Orange
4.0/4.1 Channel
5.1 (6 Channel)
7.1 (8 Channel)
Line In
Front Speaker/
Speaker+Sub
Out
Line in
* Side channel
Front Speaker/
Speaker+Sub Out
Front Speaker/
Speaker+Sub Out
Mic In
Rear Speaker
Out
Mic In
Mic In
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Center/Voice channel
Center/Voice channel
* Only used in 7.1 and is changed via Realtek Software from within Windows.
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Preparing the Motherboard
Installing the CPU
Be very careful when handling the CPU. 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:
Unhook the left socket lever by pushing down
and away from the socket.
Unhook the right socket lever by pushing down
and away from the socket.
Gently press the left socket lever and the load
plate will lift from the socket.
Open the load plate and make sure not to
damage any of the pins inside of the socket.
Note:
After removing the CPU socket cover, it is recommended to store it in
case you ever need to transport your motherboard. If you ever remove the
CPU, it is highly recommended to reinstall the socket cover.
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Align the notches on the CPU to the notches in
the socket.
Lower the processor straight down into the
socket.
Note:
Make sure the CPU is fully seated and level
in the socket.
Lower the load plate so it is resting on the CPU.
Press the right socket lever down to lock into
place.
Carefully lock the lever back into place.
Installing the Cooling Device
There are many different cooling devices that can be used with this
motherboard. Follow the instructions that come with your cooling assembly.
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Installing System Memory (DIMMs)
Your new motherboard has eight 240-pin slots for DDR3 memory. These slots
support 2GB, 4GB and 8GB DDR3 DIMMs. There must be at least one
memory slot populated to ensure normal
operation.
The Intel X79 chipset supports quad channel
memory; it is required to populate slots 1,3,5,7
first. Board will not boot if slots 2,4,6,8
populated without 1,3,5,7.
Use the following procedure to install DIMMs.
Note that there is only one gap near the center of the DIMM slots. This slot
matches the slot on the DIMM to ensure the component is installed properly.
Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the module clip outward.
Align the memory module to the DIMM slot, and insert the module
vertically into the DIMM slot. The plastic clips at top side 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 a system case depends on the
chassis you are using and if you are replacing an existing motherboard or
working with an empty system case. 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.
Note:
Be sure that the CPU fan assembly has enough clearance for the system
case 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. This will
depend on the system case being used.
Installing the I/O Shield/Cover
The motherboard kit comes with an I/O shield that is used to block 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.
Also included is an I/O cover. This I/O cover adds a unique appearance to the
I/O area of the motherboard and is completely optional. If you wish to use the
cover, please place it over the I/O area, and install the chassis screws. The
chassis screws are intended to hold the I/O cover down.
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Securing the Motherboard into a System Case
Most system cases have a base with mounting holes you thread standoffs onto to
allow the motherboard 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 standoff to prevent the
possibility of a short circuit.
Carefully place the motherboard onto the stand offs located inside the
chassis.
Align the mounting holes with the stand offs.
Align the connectors to the I/O shield and/or I/O cover.
Ensure that the fan assembly is aligned with the chassis vents according to
the fan assembly instruction.
Secure the motherboard with a recommended minimum of nine (9) screws.
Connecting Cables
This section takes you through all the necessary connections on the
motherboard. This will include:
Power Connections
24pin ATX power (PW1)
8pin ATX 12V power
Internal Headers
Front Panel Header
USB Headers
Audio Header
SATA II
SATA III
USB 3.0/2.0
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24pin ATX Power (PW1)
is the main power supply connector located along the right edge of the
board. 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.
The 24pin Power Connector may be standard or right angled depending on
your motherboard model.
PW1
Right Angled 24pin Power Connector
Connector
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12
Pin
13
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_AUX
21
+5V
10
+12V
22
+5V
11
+12V
23
+5V
12
+3.3V
24
GND
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8-pin ATX 12V Power (PW12-1 & PW12-2)
PW12-1 & PW12-2,
the 8-pin ATX 12V power connections, are used to
provide power to the CPU. Align the pins to the connector and press firmly
until seated. The secondary is optional for improved overclocking.
+12V
GND
BIOS Select Switch
The BIOS Select Switch is located directly on the bottom edge of the
motherboard. This jumper controls which of physical BIOS chips are to be
used when the system is powered on.
Connecting Internal Headers
Front Panel Header
The front panel header on this motherboard is used to
connect the following four cables.
PWRLED
Attach the front panel power LED
cable to these two pins of the connector. The Power
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LED indicates the system’s status. When the system is powered on, the LED
will be on.
Note:
Some system cases may 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 rather than using the onboard
button.
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.
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
RESET
Attach the Reset switch cable from
the front panel of the case to these
two pins.
USB Headers
This motherboard contains USB 3.0 and 2.0
ports that are exposed on the rear panel of the
chassis. The motherboard also contains 10-pin
internal header connectors onboard that can be
used to connect an optional external bracket
containing up to four (4) USB 2.0 ports. It may
also have an internal header connector for USB
3.0.
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Secure the bracket to either the front or rear panel
of your chassis (not all chassis are equipped with the
front panel option).
Connect the two ends of the cables to the USB 2.0 or 3.0
headers on the motherboard.
Connector
USB 2.0 Header Connector
Pin
Signal
1
5V_DUAL
3
D-
5
D+
7
GND
9
Empty
Pin
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 and the Rear Audio.
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
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PCI-E x4 Slot
There are PCI-E x4 slots that are designed to accommodate less bandwidthintensive cards, such as a sound or network card.
PCI-E x16/x8 Slots
These PCI-E slots are reserved for Graphics Cards and PCI-E x1, x4, x8 and
x16 devices. The design of this motherboard supports multiple Graphics Card
technologies such as SLI® or CrossFire.
When installing a PCI-E Graphics 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.
PCI-E Lane Distribution
PE1 – x16 (x8 if PE2 used)
PE2 – x8
PE3 – x16 (x8 if PE4 used)
PE4 – x8
PE5 – x4
PE6 – x8 (x4 if PE5 used)
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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
RAM 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 with an integrated LED indicates the system’s status.
When the system is powered on, the LED remains a solid red.
The RESET button with an integrated LED indicates the activity status of the
hard disk drives and will flicker accordingly.
Clear
CMOS
Button
Reset
Button
Power
Button
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Post 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 socket temperatures after the system has fully booted into the
Operating System.
Debug LED with CPU
Temperature Monitor
LED Status Indicators
Theses LEDs indicate the system’s status and are located near the 24pin
connector.
POWER LED:
When the System is powered on: This LED is on.
DIMM LED:
When the Memory slot is functional: This LED is on.
STANDBY LED:
When the System is in Standby Mode: This LED is on. This LED will
remain on as long as the motherboard is receiving constant power.
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Installing Drivers and
Software
Note:
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
32bit and 64bit versions of Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP.
The kit comes with a CD that contains utilities, drivers, and additional software.
The CD that has been shipped with the EVGA X79 Motherboard contains the
following software and drivers:
Chipset Drivers
Audio Drivers
RAID Drivers
LAN Drivers
USB 3.0 Drivers
EVGA E-LEET
User’s Manual
Windows 8/7/Vista/XP Driver Installation
1. Insert the EVGA X79 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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POST Codes
This section provides the AMI POST Codes for the
EVGA X79 Dark Motherboard during system boot
up.
The POST Codes are displayed on the Debug LED
readout located directly onboard the motherboard.
This Debug LED will also display current CPU
temperatures after the system has fully booted
into the Operating System.
Debug LED with CPU
Temperature Monitor
AMI POST Codes
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
0A
0B
0C-0D
0E
0F
10
11-14
15-18
19-1C
1D-2A
2B
2C
Power on. Reset type detection (soft/hard).
AP initialization before microcode loading
North Bridge initialization before microcode loading
South Bridge initialization before microcode loading
OEM initialization before microcode loading
Microcode loading
AP initialization after microcode loading
North Bridge initialization after microcode loading
South Bridge initialization after microcode loading
OEM initialization after microcode loading
Cache initialization
Reserved for future AMI SEC error codes
Microcode not found
Microcode not loaded
PEI Core is started
Pre-memory CPU initialization is started
Pre-memory North Bridge initialization is started
Pre-memory South Bridge initialization is started
OEM pre-memory initialization codes
Memory initialization. Serial Presence Detect (SPD)
data reading
Memory initialization. Memory presence detection
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2D
2E
2F
30
31
32
33
34
35
36
37-3A
3B-3E
3F-4E
4F
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
5A
5B
5C-5F
E0
E1
E2
E3
E4-E7
E8-EB
Memory initialization. Programming memory timing
information
Memory initialization. Configuring memory
Memory initialization (other).
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section
below)
Memory Installed
CPU post-memory initialization is started
CPU post-memory initialization. Cache initialization
CPU post-memory initialization. Application
Processor(s) (AP) initialization
CPU post-memory initialization. Boot Strap
Processor (BSP) selection
CPU post-memory initialization. System
Management Mode (SMM) initialization
Post-Memory North Bridge initialization is started
Post-Memory South Bridge initialization is started
OEM post memory initialization codes
DXE IPL is started
Memory initialization error. Invalid memory type or
incompatible memory speed
Memory initialization error. SPD reading has failed
Memory initialization error. Invalid memory size or
memory modules do not match.
Memory initialization error. No usable memory
detected
Unspecified memory initialization error.
Memory not installed
Invalid CPU type or Speed
CPU mismatch
CPU self test failed or possible CPU cache error
CPU micro-code is not found or micro-code update
is failed
Internal CPU error
reset PPI is not available
Reserved for future AMI error codes
S3 Resume is stared (S3 Resume PPI is called by
the DXE IPL)
S3 Boot Script execution
Video repost
OS S3 wake vector call
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
S3 Resume Failed
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EC-EF
F0
F1
F2
F3
F4
F5-F7
F8
F9
FA
FB–FF
60
61
62
63-67
68
69
6A
6B-6F
70
71
72
73-77
78
79
7A–7F
80–8F
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
9A
Reserved for future AMI error codes
Recovery condition triggered by firmware (Auto
recovery)
Recovery condition triggered by user (Forced
recovery)
Recovery process started
Recovery firmware image is found
Recovery firmware image is loaded
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
Recovery PPI is not available
Recovery capsule is not found
Invalid recovery capsule
Reserved for future AMI error codes
DXE Core is started
NVRAM initialization
Installation of the South Bridge Runtime Services
CPU DXE initialization is started
PCI host bridge initialization
North Bridge DXE initialization is started
North Bridge DXE SMM initialization is started
North Bridge DXE initialization (North Bridge
module specific)
South Bridge DXE initialization is started
South Bridge DXE SMM initialization is started
South Bridge devices initialization
South Bridge DXE Initialization (South Bridge
module specific)
ACPI module initialization
CSM initialization
Reserved for future AMI DXE codes
OEM DXE initialization codes
Boot Device Selection (BDS) phase is started
Driver connecting is started
PCI Bus initialization is started
PCI Bus Hot Plug Controller Initialization
PCI Bus Enumeration
PCI Bus Request Resources
PCI Bus Assign Resources
Console Output devices connect
Console input devices connect
Super IO Initialization
USB initialization is started
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9B
9C
9D
9E–9F
A0
A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7
A8
A9
AA
AB
AC
AD
AE
AF
B0
B1
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6
B7
B8-BF
C0–CF
D0
D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7
D8
USB Reset
USB Detect
USB Enable
Reserved for future AMI codes
IDE initialization is started
IDE Reset
IDE Detect
IDE Enable
SCSI initialization is started
SCSI Reset
SCSI Detect
SCSI Enable
Setup Verifying Password
Start of Setup
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section
below)
Setup Input Wait
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section
below)
Ready To Boot event
Legacy Boot event
Exit Boot Services event
CPU Memory controller configuration
Runtime Set Virtual Address MAP End
iMC init
Memory training
Memory training
Memory training / timing training
Memory training
Memory training
Memory training / DRAM final configuration
OEM BDS initialization codes
CPU initialization error
North Bridge initialization error
South Bridge initialization error
Some of the Architectural Protocols are not
available
PCI resource allocation error. Out of Resources
No Space for Legacy Option ROM
No Console Output Devices are found
No Console Input Devices are found
Invalid password
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D9
DA
Error loading Boot Option (LoadImage returned
error)
Boot Option is failed (StartImage returned error)
EVGA Glossary of Terms
AC – Alternating Current
ACPI - Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
AFR – Alternate Frame Rendering
APIC - Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller
ACPI – Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
BCLK – Base Clock (or operating frequency of base system bus)
BIOS - Basic Input Output System
CMOS - Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor
CPU – Central Processing Unit
DDR - Double Data Rate
DIMM - Dual In-line Memory Module
DMI – Direct Memory Interface
DRAM - Dynamic random access memory
DVI – Digital Video Interface
GHz – Gigahertz
GPU – Graphics Processing Unit
HDD - Hard Disk Drive
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HDMI - High-Definition Multimedia Interface
HDR – High Dynamic Range Lighting
HPET - High Precision Event Timer
HT – Hyper-Threading
HSF - Heat Sink Fan
I/O - Input/ Output
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IGP - Integrated Graphics Processors
IMC – Integrated memory controller
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
Intel ME – Intel Management Engine
MHz – Megahertz
MMIO – Memory Mapped I/O
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
PCH – Platform Controller Hub
PCI - Peripheral Component Interconnect
PCI-E - Peripheral Component Interconnect Express
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PLL – Phase Locked Loop
POST – Power on Self Test
PWM – Pulse Width Modulation
QDR - Quad Data Rate
QPI – Quick Path Interconnect
RAID - Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks
RAM – Random Access Memory
ROM – Read Only Memory
RGB - Red Green Blue
SATA - Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
SAS – Serial Attached SCSI
SB - Southbridge
SCSI - Small Computer System Interface
SFR – Split Frame Rendering
SLI - Scalable Link Interface
SPD - Serial Presence Detect
S/PDIF - Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect Format
SPP - System Platform Processors
SSD – Solid State Drive
TCP/IP - Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
USB - Universal Serial Bus
VDroop - VCore Voltage Drop
VGA - Video Graphics Array
VREG – Voltage Regulator
Compliance Information
FCC Compliance Information
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This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
(1) Increase the separation between the equipment and signal source, or (2) connect the equipment to an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the signal source is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced computer
technician for help. The use of shielded cables for connection of peripheral devices to the PC systems is required to
ensure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
CE Compliance Information
Generic Radiation Interference Standard for Information Technology Equipment. (EN 55022: 2006, Class B), (EN 610003-2: 2006), (EN 61000-3-3: 1995 + A1: 2001 + A2: 2005). Warning: This is a Class B product. In a domestic environment
this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measure. Generic
Immunity Standard for Information Technology Equipment. (EN 55024: 1998 + A1: 2001 + A2: 2003).
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