Introduction
AB9 Pro/AB9
Motherboard
Socket 775
Hardware Setup
Intel Core 2 Duo
Intel Pentium 4
Intel Pentium D
User’s Manual
BIOS Setup
Intel 965 / ICH8R (AB9 Pro)
1066MHz FSB
Dual DDR2 800
Driver & Utility CD
LGA775 ATX Motherboard
Dual GbE LAN (AB9 Pro)
IEEE 1394
10x SATA 3Gb/s (AB9 Pro)
HD 7.1
Silent OTES™ Technology
uGuru™ Technology
Appendix
About this Manual:
This user’s manual contains all the information you may
need for setting up this motherboard. To read the user’s
manual of PDF format (readable by Adobe Reader), place
the “Driver & Utility CD” into the CD-ROM drive in your
system. The auto-run screen will appear, click the
“Manual” tab to enter its submenu. If not, browse the
root directory of the CD-ROM via the File Manager, and
double click the “AUTORUN” file.
AB9 Pro, AB9
User’s Manual
English, 1st Edition
June, 2006
Copyright and Warranty Notice
The information in this document is subject to change without notice and does not represent a
commitment on part of the vendor, who assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors that may
appear in this manual.
No warranty or representation, either expressed or implied, is made with respect to the quality,
accuracy or fitness for any particular part of this document. In no event shall the manufacturer be
liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising from any defect or
error in this manual or product.
Product names appearing in this manual are for identification purpose only and trademarks and
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owners.
This document contains materials protected under International Copyright Laws. All rights reserved.
No part of this manual may be reproduced, transmitted or transcribed without the expressed written
permission of the manufacturer and authors of this manual.
If you do not properly set the motherboard settings, causing the motherboard to malfunction or fail,
we cannot guarantee any responsibility.
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Contents
1. Introduction ..................................................................... 1-1
1.1 Features & Specifications .............................................................1-1
Hardware Setup
1.2 Motherboard Layout.....................................................................1-3
1.2.1 AB9 Pro ..............................................................................1-3
1.2.2 AB9....................................................................................1-4
2. Hardware Setup ............................................................... 2-1
2.1 Choosing a Computer Chassis .......................................................2-1
2.2 Installing Motherboard .................................................................2-1
2.3 Checking Jumper Settings ............................................................2-2
2.3.1 CMOS Memory Clearing Header and Backup Battery ..............2-3
2.3.2 Wake-up Header .................................................................2-5
BIOS Setup
2.4 Connecting Chassis Components...................................................2-6
2.4.1 ATX Power Connectors ........................................................2-6
2.4.2 Front Panel Switches & Indicators Headers............................2-7
2.4.3 FAN Power Connectors ........................................................2-8
2.5 Installing Hardware......................................................................2-9
2.5.1 CPU Socket 775 ..................................................................2-9
2.5.2 DDR2 Memory Slots .......................................................... 2-12
Driver & Utility CD
2.6 Connecting Peripheral Devices .................................................... 2-14
2.6.1 Floppy and IDE Disk Drive Connectors ................................ 2-14
2.6.2 Serial ATA Connectors ....................................................... 2-15
2.6.3 Additional USB 2.0 Port Headers......................................... 2-16
2.6.4 Additional IEEE1394 Port Header........................................ 2-16
2.6.5 Internal Audio Connectors.................................................. 2-17
2.6.6 Front Panel Audio Connection Header ................................. 2-17
2.6.7 PCI and PCI Express X16, X1 Slots ..................................... 2-19
2.6.8 GURU Panel Connection Header ......................................... 2-20
2.7 Onboard Status Display .............................................................. 2-21
2.7.1 POST Code Displayer......................................................... 2-21
2.7.2 Power Source Indicators .................................................... 2-22
2.8 Connecting Rear Panel I/O Devices ............................................. 2-23
3. BIOS Setup....................................................................... 3-1
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3.1 µGuru™ Utility..............................................................................3-2
3.1.1 OC Guru .............................................................................3-2
3.1.2 ABIT EQ .............................................................................3-4
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3.2 Standard CMOS Features............................................................ 3-10
3.3 Advanced BIOS Features ............................................................ 3-13
3.4 Advanced Chipset Features......................................................... 3-16
3.5 Integrated Peripherals................................................................ 3-17
3.6 Power Management Setup.......................................................... 3-20
3.7 PnP/PCI Configurations .............................................................. 3-23
3.8 Load Fail-Safe Defaults .............................................................. 3-25
3.9 Load Optimized Defaults ............................................................ 3-25
3.10 Set Password........................................................................... 3-25
3.11 Save & Exit Setup .................................................................... 3-25
3.12 Exit Without Saving.................................................................. 3-25
4. Driver & Utility CD............................................................ 4-1
4.1 Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility .......................................4-2
4.2 Intel Matrix Storage Technology Driver..........................................4-3
4.3 Realtek Audio Driver ....................................................................4-4
4.4 Realtek LAN Driver.......................................................................4-5
4.5 Silicon Image 3132 SATA Driver....................................................4-6
4.6 JMicron SATA Driver ....................................................................4-7
4.7 USB 2.0 Driver.............................................................................4-8
4.8 ABIT µGuru Utility........................................................................4-8
4.9 Intel SATA RAID Driver Disk Maker ...............................................4-9
4.10 Sil3132 SATA RAID Driver Disk Maker........................................ 4-10
4.11 JMicron SATA RAID Driver Disk Maker ....................................... 4-11
5. Appendix .......................................................................... 5-1
5.1 POST Code Definitions .................................................................5-1
5.1.1 AWARD POST Code Definitions.............................................5-1
5.1.2 AC2005 POST Code Definitions.............................................5-4
5.2 Troubleshooting (How to Get Technical Support?) ..........................5-5
5.2.1 Q & A .................................................................................5-5
5.2.2 Technical Support Form ......................................................5-8
5.2.3 Universal ABIT Contact Information ......................................5-9
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1. Introduction
1.1 Features & Specifications
CPU
• Support Intel® Core 2 Duo, Pentium® 4, & Pentium® D processor with
1066/800/533MHz FSB
Chipset
• Intel P965 / ICH8R (AB9 Pro)
• Intel P965 / ICH8 (AB9)
Memory
• 4x 240-pin DIMM slots
• Supports Dual Channel DDR2 800/667/533 Un-buffered Non-ECC memory
• Supports maximum memory capacity up to 8GB
LAN
• Onboard dual PCI-E Gigabit LAN controller supports 10/100/1000M Ethernet (AB9
Pro)
• Onboard 10/100/1000M PCI controller (AB9)
IEEE 1394
• Supports 2 Ports IEEE 1394 at 400Mb/s transfer rate
Audio
• Onboard 7.1 CH HD Audio CODEC
• Supports auto jack sensing and optical S/PDIF In/Out
Expansion Slots
• 1x PCI-E X16 slot
• 2x PCI-E X1 slots
• 2x PCI slots
Internal I/O Connectors
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•
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1x
1x
9x
6x
3x
2x
1x
1x
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Floppy port
UDMA 100/66/33 IDE connector
SATA connectors (AB9 Pro)
SATA connectors (AB9)
USB 2.0 headers
IEEE1394 headers
FP-Audio header
CD-In connector
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Rear Panel I/O
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1x PS/2 Keyboard connector
1x PS/2 Mouse connector
ABIT Silent OTES™
1x OPT-IN1 connector
1x OPT-OUT1 connector
1x eSATA1 connector (AB9 Pro)
1x Audio Connector (Surround-Left / Surround-Right, Rear-Left / Rear-Right,
Center/Subwoofer, Mic-In, Line-In, Line-Out)
• 4x USB 2.0 connectors
• 2x RJ-45 Gigabit LAN connectors (AB9 Pro)
• 1x RJ-45 Gigabit LAN connector (AB9)
Serial ATA
• 6x SATA 3Gb/s offered by Intel ICH8R supports Intel Matrix Storage Tech (AHCI &
RAID 0/1/5/10) (AB9 Pro)
• 4x SATA 3Gb/s offered by Intel ICH8 (AB9)
• 2x SATA 3Gb/s offered by JMicron JMB363 supports up to 0, 1, JBOD RAID function
• 2x SATA 3Gb/s offered by Silicon Image 3132 (AB9 Pro)
ABIT Engineered
• ABIT SoftMenu™ Technology
• ABIT uGuru™ Technology
• ABIT Silent OTES™ Technology
RoHS Compliancy
• 100% Lead-free process and RoHS compliancy
Miscellaneous
• ATX form factor (305mm x 245mm)
※ Specifications and information contained herein are subject to change without
notice.
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1.2 Motherboard Layout
1.2.1 AB9 Pro
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1.2.2 AB9
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2. Hardware Setup
In this chapter we will elaborate all the information you need upon installing this motherboard
to your computer system.
※ Always power off the computer and unplug the AC power cord before adding or
removing any peripheral or component. Failing to so may cause severe damage
to your motherboard and/or peripherals. Plug in the AC power cord only after
you have carefully checked everything.
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This motherboard carries an ATX form factor of 305 x 245 mm. Choose a chassis big
enough to install this motherboard.
•
As some features for this motherboard are implemented by cabling connectors on the
motherboard to indicators and switches or buttons on the chassis, make sure your chassis
supports all the features required.
•
If there is possibility of adopting some more hard drives, make sure your chassis has
sufficient power and space for them.
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Most chassis have alternatives for I/O shield located at the rear panel. Make sure the I/O
shield of the chassis matches the I/O port configuration of this motherboard. You can find
an I/O shield specifically designed for this motherboard in its package.
2.2 Installing Motherboard
Most computer chassis have a base with
many mounting holes to allow the
motherboard to be securely attached, and at
the same time, prevent the system from
short circuits. There are two ways to attach
the motherboard to the chassis base:
1. With studs,
2. Or with spacers
In principle, the best way to attach the board
is with use studs. Only if you are unable to
do this should you attach the board with
spacers. Line up the holes on the board with the mounting holes on the chassis. If the holes
line up and there are screw holes, you can attach the board with studs. If the holes line up and
there are only slots, you can only attach with spacers. Take the tip of the spacers and insert
them into the slots. After doing this to all the slots, you can slide the board into position aligned
with slots. After the board has been positioned, check to make sure everything is OK before
putting the chassis back on.
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2.1 Choosing a Computer Chassis
1. Locate all the screw holes on
the motherboard and the
chassis base.
2. Place all the studs or spacers
needed on the chassis base
and have them tightened.
3. Face the motherboard’s I/O
ports toward the chassis’s rear
panel.
4. Line up all the motherboard’s
screw holes with those studs or
spacers on the chassis.
5. Install the motherboard with
screws
and
have
them
tightened.
Face the chassis’s rear panel.
To install this motherboard:
※ To prevent shorting the PCB circuit, please REMOVE the metal studs or spacers if
they are already fastened on the chassis base and are without mounting-holes
on the motherboard to align with.
2.3 Checking Jumper Settings
For a 2-pin jumper, plug the jumper cap on both pins will make it CLOSE (SHORT). Remove the
jumper cap, or plug it on either pin (reserved for future use) will leave it at OPEN position.
SHORT
OPEN
OPEN
For 3-pin jumper, pin 1~2 or pin 2~3 can be shorted by plugging the jumper cap in.
Pin 1~2 SHORT
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Pin 2~3 SHORT
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2.3.1 CMOS Memory Clearing Header and Backup Battery
The time to clear the CMOS memory occurs when (a) the CMOS data becomes corrupted, (b)
you forgot the supervisor or user password preset in the BIOS menu, (c) you are unable to
boot-up the system because the CPU ratio/clock was incorrectly set in the BIOS menu.
This header uses a jumper cap to clear the CMOS memory and have it reconfigured to the
default values stored in BIOS.
Pins 1 and 2 shorted (Default): Normal operation.
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Pins 2 and 3 shorted: Clear CMOS memory.
To clear the CMOS memory and load in the default values:
1. Power off the system.
2. Set pin 2 and pin 3 shorted by the jumper cap. Wait for a few seconds. Set the jumper cap
back to its default settings --- pin 1 and pin 2 shorted.
3. Power on the system.
4. For incorrect CPU ratio/clock settings in the BIOS, press <Del> key to enter the BIOS setup
menu right after powering on system.
5. Set the CPU operating speed back to its default or an appropriate value.
6. Save and exit the BIOS setup menu.
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CMOS Backup Battery:
An onboard battery saves the CMOS memory to keep the BIOS information stays on even after
disconnected your system with power source. Nevertheless, this backup battery exhausts after
some five years. Once the error message like “CMOS BATTERY HAS FAILED” or “CMOS
checksum error” displays on monitor, this backup battery is no longer functional and has to
be renewed.
To renew the backup battery:
1. Power off the system and disconnect with AC power source.
2. Remove the exhausted battery.
3. Insert a new CR2032 or equivalent battery. Pay attention to its polarity. The “+” side is its
positive polarity.
4. Connect AC power source and power on the system.
5. Enter the BIOS setup menu. Reconfigure the setup parameters if necessary.
CAUTION:
※ Danger of explosion may arise if the battery is incorrectly renewed.
※ Renew only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the battery
manufacturer.
※ Dispose of used batteries according to the battery manufacturer’s instructions.
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2.3.2 Wake-up Header
These headers use a jumper cap to enable/disable the wake-up function.
USB-PWR1:
Pin 1-2 shorted (Default): Disable wake-up function support at USB1 port.
Pin 2-3 shorted: Enable wake-up function support at USB1 port.
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USB-PWR2:
Pin 1-2 shorted (Default): Disable wake-up function support at USB2 port.
Pin 2-3 shorted: Enable wake-up function support at USB2 port
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2.4 Connecting Chassis Components
2.4.1 ATX Power Connectors
These connectors provide the connection from an ATX power supply. As the plugs from the
power supply fit in only one orientation, find the correct one and push firmly down into these
connectors.
ATX 24-Pin Power Connector:
The power supply with 20-pin or 24-pin cables can both be connected to this 24-pin connector.
Connect from pin-1 for either type. However, a 20-pin power supply may cause the system
unstable or even unbootable for the sake of insufficient electricity. A minimum power of 300W
or higher is recommended.
ATX 12V 4-Pin Power Connector:
This connector supplies power to CPU. The system will not start without connecting power to
this one.
Auxiliary 12V Power Connector:
This connector provides an auxiliary power source for devices added on PCI
Express slots.
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2.4.2 Front Panel Switches & Indicators Headers
This header is used for connecting switches and LED indicators on the chassis front panel.
Watch the power LED pin position and orientation. The mark “+” align to the pin in the figure
below stands for positive polarity for the LED connection. Please pay attention when connecting
these headers. A wrong orientation will only cause the LED not lighting, but a wrong connection
of the switches could cause system malfunction.
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HLED (Pin 1, 3):
Connects to the HDD LED cable of chassis front panel.
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RST (Pin 5, 7):
Connects to the Reset Switch cable of chassis front panel.
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SPKR (Pin 13, 15, 17, 19):
Connects to the System Speaker cable of chassis.
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SLED (Pin 2, 4):
Connects to the Suspend LED cable (if there is one) of chassis front panel.
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PWR (Pin 6, 8):
Connects to the Power Switch cable of chassis front panel.
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PLED (Pin 16, 18, 20):
Connects to the Power LED cable of chassis front panel.
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2.4.3 FAN Power Connectors
These connectors each provide power to the cooling fans installed in your system.
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CPUFAN1: CPU Fan Power Connector
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NBFAN1: Chipset Fan Power Connector
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SYSFAN1: System Fan Power Connector
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AUXFAN1~3: Auxiliary Fan Power Connector
※ These fan connectors are not jumpers. DO NOT place jumper caps on these
connectors.
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2.5 Installing Hardware
※ DO NOT scratch the motherboard when installing hardware. An accidentally
scratch of a tiny surface-mount component may seriously damage the
motherboard.
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※ In order to protect the contact pins, please pay attention to these notices:
1. A maximum 20 cycles of CPU installation is recommended.
2. Never touch the contact pins with fingers or any object.
3. Always put on the cap when the CPU is not in use.
2.5.1 CPU Socket 775
1. Place the board so as to let the
lever-hook of the socket is on your left
side. Use your left thumb and forefinger
to hold the lever hook, pull it away from
the retention tab. Rotate the lever to
fully open position.
2. Use your right thumb on the
bottom-right side of the load plate and
lift it up to fully open position.
3. Use your right thumb and forefinger to
grasp the CPU package. Be sure to
grasp on the edge of the substrate, and
face the Pin-1 indicator toward the
bottom-left side. Aim at the socket and
place the CPU package vertical down
into the socket.
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4. Visually inspect if the CPU is seated well
into the socket. The alignment key must
be located in the notch of package.
5. Use your left hand to hold the load
plate, and use your right thumb to peel
the cap off.
※ The cap plays an important role in
protecting contact pins. In order to
prevent bent pin, PUT ON the cap
after operation or testing.
6. Lower the plate onto the CPU package.
Engage the load lever while gently
pressing down the load plate.
7. Secure the lever with the hook under
retention tab.
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8. Place the heatsink and fan assembly
onto the socket. Align the four fasteners
toward the four mounting holes on the
motherboard.
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9. Press each of the four fasteners down
into the mounting holes. Rotate the
fastener clock-wise to lock the heatsink
and fan assembly into position.
10. Attach the four-pin power plug from the
heatsink and fan assembly to the CPU
FAN connector.
※ The installation procedures vary with different types of CPU fan-and-heatsink
assembly. The one shown here is served for demo only. For detailed information
on how to install the one you bought, refer to its installation guidelines.
※ A higher fan speed will be helpful for better airflow and heat-dissipation.
Nevertheless, stay alert to touch any heatsink since the high temperature
generated by the working system is still possible.
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2.5.2 DDR2 Memory Slots
This motherboard provides four 240-pin DIMM slots for Dual Channel DDR2 800/667/533
memory modules with memory expansion size up to 8GB.
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To reach the optimum performance in dual-channel configurations, install identical DDR2
DIMM pairs for each channel.
•
Install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. To reach the optimum compatibility, obtain
memory modules from the same vendor.
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Due to chipset resource allocation, the system may detect less than 4GB of system memory
in the installation of four 1GB DDR2 memory modules.
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Due to chipset limitation, 128MB DIMM modules or double-sided x16 memory chips are not
supported.
※ Usually there is no hardware or BIOS setup required after adding or removing
memory modules, but you will have to clear the CMOS memory first if any
memory module related problem occurs.
There are several methods of different DDR2 configurations depending on how the DIMMs are
populated on each system memory channel:
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[Single Channel]: only one channel is populated.
Method
1
2
3
4
5
6
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Channel A
DIMM1
512MB
512MB
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Channel B
DIMM2
512MB
512MB
-
DIMM3
512MB
512MB
DIMM4
512MB
512MB
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[Dual Channel Asymmetric]: both channels are populated, but each channel has a
different amount of total memory. (Channel A≠Channel B)
Method
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Channel B
DIMM2
256MB
256MB
256MB
256MB
256MB
256MB
256MB
DIMM3
256MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
DIMM4
512MB
256MB
256MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
[Dual Channel Symmetric]: both channels are populated where each channel has the
same amount of total memory. (Channel A=Channel B)
Method
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Channel A
DIMM1
512MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
Channel B
DIMM2
512MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
DIMM3
512MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
DIMM4
512MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
To install system memory:
1. Power off the computer and unplug the AC power cord before installing or removing
memory modules.
2. Locate the DIMM slot on the board.
3. Hold two edges of the DIMM module
carefully, keep away from touching its
connectors.
4. Align the notch key on the module with
the rib on the slot.
5. Firmly press the module into the slots
until the ejector tabs at both sides of the
slot automatically snap into the mounting
notch. Do not force the DIMM module in
with extra force as the DIMM module only fits in one direction.
6. To remove the DIMM modules, push the two ejector tabs on the slot outward
simultaneously, and then pull out the DIMM module.
※ Static electricity can damage the electronic components of the computer or
optional boards. Before starting these procedures, ensure that you are
discharged of static electricity by touching a grounded metal object briefly.
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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Channel A
DIMM1
512MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
256MB
256MB
256MB
2.6 Connecting Peripheral Devices
2.6.1 Floppy and IDE Disk Drive Connectors
The FDC1 connector connects up to two floppy drives with a 34-wire, 2-connector floppy cable.
Connect the single end at the longer length of ribbon cable to the FDC1 on the board, the two
connectors on the other end to the floppy disk drives connector. Generally you need only one
floppy disk drive in your system.
※ The red line on the ribbon cable must be aligned with pin-1 on both the FDC1
port and the floppy connector.
Each of the IDE port connects up to two IDE drives
at Ultra ATA/100 mode by one 40-pin, 80-conductor,
and 3-connector Ultra ATA/66 ribbon cables.
Connect the single end (blue connector) at the
longer length of ribbon cable to the IDE port of this
board, the other two ends (gray and black connector)
at the shorter length of the ribbon cable to the
connectors of your hard drives.
※ Make sure to configure the “Master” and
“Slave” relation before connecting two
drives by one single ribbon cable. The red line on the ribbon cable must be
aligned with pin-1 on both the IDE port and the hard-drive connector.
※ During the OS installation, you will have to install the third-party driver for
devices connected to “SATA8”, “SATA9”, and “IDE1” connector. Press <F6> key,
and then insert its driver disk into floppy disk drive when the screen instruction
prompts you to install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver.
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2.6.2 Serial ATA Connectors
Each SATA connector serves as one single channel to connect one SATA device by SATA cable.
The disk array for RAID configuration is also provided:
SATA1~SATA6: Available for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, or RAID 10 configuration.
(Supports up to 4 disks for RAID 0/10/5, or up to 2 disks for RAID 1) (For model “AB9 Pro”)
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SATA8~SATA9: Available for RAID 0, RAID 1, or JBOD configuration.
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SATA7, eSATA1: Available for RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration. (For model “AB9 Pro”)
For more information on how to configure the function mode for SATA, please refer to the item
“On-Chip SATA” in the BIOS menu of “On-Chip IDE Device”.
To connect SATA device:
1. Attach either end of the signal cable to
the SATA connector on motherboard.
Attach the other end to SATA device.
2. Attach the SATA power cable to the
SATA device and connect the other end
from the power supply.
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2.6.3 Additional USB 2.0 Port Headers
Besides the 4x USB 2.0 ports located at rear I/O part, this motherboard also features 2x more
USB 2.0 headers onboard. Each header supports 2x additional USB 2.0 ports by connecting
bracket or cable to the rear I/O panel or the front-mounted USB ports of your chassis.
Pin
Pin Assignment
Pin
1
VCC
2
Pin Assignment
VCC
3
Data0 -
4
Data1 -
5
Data0 +
6
Data1 +
7
Ground
8
Ground
9
NC
10
NC
※ Make sure the connecting cable bears the same pin assignment.
2.6.4 Additional IEEE1394 Port Header
Each header supports 1x additional IEEE1394 port by connecting bracket or cable to the rear
I/O panel or the front-mounted IEEE1394 port of your chassis.
Pin
Pin Assignment
Pin
1
TPA0 +
2
Pin Assignment
TPA0 -
3
Ground
4
Ground
5
TPB0 +
6
TPB0 -
7
+12V
8
+12V
9
NC
10
Ground
※ Make sure the connecting cable bears the same pin assignment.
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2.6.5 Internal Audio Connectors
This connector connects to the audio output of internal CD-ROM drive or add-on card.
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2.6.6 Front Panel Audio Connection Header
This header provides the front panel connection for HD (High Definition)
Audio, yet for AC’97 Audio CODEC connection, you must carefully check the
pin assignment before connecting from the front panel module. An incorrect
connection may cause malfunction or even damage the motherboard.
※ Please do not connect the “Ground” cable or “USB VCC” cable
from the front panel module to the Pin 4 “AVCC” of this header.
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Pin
Pin Assignment
(HD AUDIO)
Pin
Pin Assignment
(AC’97 AUDIO)
1
MIC2 L
1
MIC In
2
AGND
2
GND
3
MIC2 R
3
MIC Power
4
AVCC
4
NC
5
FRO-R
5
Line Out (R)
6
MIC2_JD
6
NC
7
F_IO_SEN
7
NC
9
FRO-L
9
Line Out (L)
10
LINE2_JD
10
NC
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Driver Configuration for AC’97 audio connection:
The audio driver is originally configured to support HD Audio. For AC’97 audio connection, you
may:
1. Right-click the “Realtek HD Audio
in system tray.
Manager” icon
2. Click “Audio I/O” tab, and then click
“Connector Settings”.
3. Click “Disabled front panel jack
detection”, and then click “OK” to
confirm.
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2.6.7 PCI and PCI Express X16, X1 Slots
Install PCI Express X16 graphics card into slot “PCIEXP1”.
Install PCI Express X1 cards into slots “PCIE1” and/or “PCIE2”.
Install PCI cards into slots “PCI1” and/or “PCI2”.
Hardware Setup
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2.6.8 GURU Panel Connection Header
This header is reserved for connecting ABIT’s exclusive GURU Panel. For more information,
please refer to the included GURU Panel Installation Guide.
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2.7 Onboard Status Display
2.7.1 POST Code Displayer
This LED device also displays the “POST” Code of AC2005, an “uGuru” chipset developed
exclusively by ABIT computer.
※ The decimal point lights up during the AC2005 POST action.
See Appendix for both AWARD and AC2005 POST Code definitions.
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Hardware Setup
This is an LED device to display the “POST” Code, the acronym for Power On Self Test. The
computer will execute the POST action whenever you power on the computer. The POST
process is controlled by the BIOS. It is used to detect the status of the computer’s main
components and peripherals. Each POST Code corresponds to different checkpoints that are
also defined by the BIOS in advance. For example, “memory presence test” is an important
checkpoint and its POST Code is “C1”. When the BIOS execute any POST item, it will write the
corresponding POST Code into the address 80h. If the POST passes, the BIOS will process the
next POST item and write the next POST Code into the address 80h. If the POST fails, we can
check the POST Code in address 80h to find out where the problem lies.
2.7.2 Power Source Indicators
These indicators work as a reminding device to display the power status of this motherboard
with power source connected.
•
5VSB: This LED lights up when the power supply is connected with power source.
•
VCC: This LED lights up when the system power is on.
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2.8 Connecting Rear Panel I/O Devices
The rear I/O part of this motherboard provides the following I/O ports:
AB9 Pro
Hardware Setup
AB9
•
Mouse: Connects to PS/2 mouse.
•
Keyboard: Connects to PS/2 keyboard.
•
Silent OTES: The Silent OTES (Silent Outside Thermal Exhaust System) is a device
specifically designed to silently cool the motherboard's North Bridge chipset.
(Keep the area for outgoing heat wave open.)
•
OPT-IN1: This connector provides an S/PDIF-In connection through optical fiber to digital
multimedia devices.
•
OPT-OUT1: This connector provides an S/PDIF-Out connection through optical fiber to
digital multimedia devices.
•
eSATA1: This connector supports the external SATA connection. (For model “AB9 Pro”)
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•
AUDIO1:
S.L./S.R. (Surround Left / Surround Right): Connects to the surround left and
surround right channel in the 7.1 channel audio system.
Cen./Sub. (Center / Subwoofer): Connects to the center and subwoofer channel in the
7.1 channel audio system.
R.L./R.R. (Rear Left / Rear Right): Connects to the rear left and rear right channel in
the 7.1 channel audio system.
Line-In: Connects to the line out from external audio sources.
Line-Out: Connects to the front left and front right channel in the 7.1-channel or regular
2-channel audio system.
Mic-In: Connects to the plug from external microphone.
•
LAN1: Connects to Local Area Network.
•
LAN2: Connects to Local Area Network. (For model “AB9 Pro”)
•
USB1/USB2: Connects to USB devices such as scanner, digital speakers, monitor, mouse,
keyboard, hub, digital camera, joystick etc.
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3. BIOS Setup
This motherboard provides a programmable EEPROM so that you can update the BIOS utility.
The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is a program that deals with the basic level of
communication between processor and peripherals. Use the BIOS Setup program only when
installing motherboard, reconfiguring system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This chapter
explains the Setup Utility of BIOS utility.
After powering up the system, the BIOS message appears on the screen, the memory count
begins, and then the following message appears on the screen:
PRESS DEL TO ENTER SETUP
If this message disappears before you respond, restart the system by pressing <Ctrl> + <Alt>
+ <Del> keys, or by pressing the Reset button on computer chassis. Only when these two
methods fair should you restart the system by powering it off and then back on.
After pressing <Del> key, the main menu screen appears.
Phoenix – Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
► uGuru Utility
► PnP/PCI Configurations
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
► Advanced BIOS Features
Load Optimized Defaults
► Advanced Chipset Features
Set Password
► Integrated Peripherals
Save & Exit Setup
► Power Management Setup
Exit Without Saving
Esc: Quit
F10: Save & Exit Setup
F6 : Save PROFILE To BIOS
BIOS Setup
► Standard CMOS Features
↓↑→←
: Select Item
(i965-W627EHG-6A79LA1AC-00)
F7 : Load PROFILE From BIOS
OC Guru & ABIT EQ
※ In order to increase system stability and performance, our engineering staff is
constantly improving the BIOS menu. The BIOS setup screens and descriptions
illustrated in this manual are for your reference only, and may not completely
match with what you see on your screen.
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3.1 µGuru™ Utility
There are two setup menus in this µGuru utility. You may switch between these two by clicking
the left or right arrow key on keyboard:
3.1.1 OC Guru
µGuru Utility v1.00
OC Guru
Genuine Intel(R) CPU
Frequency : 2385MHz
@2.40GHz
X
X
X
X
CPU Operating Speed
- External Clock
- Multiplier Factor
- Estimated New CPU Clock
- PCI Express Clock
2399(266)
272MHz
X 9
2448MHz
100MHz
X
X
X
X
Voltages Control
- CPU Core Voltage
- DDR2 Voltage
- MCH 1.25V Voltage
- ICHIO 1.5V Voltage
Auto Detect
1.3750V
1.80 V
1.25 V
1.50 V
► Power Cycle Statistics
Press Enter
↓↑→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
Item Help ►
F10:Save ESC:Exit
Genuine Intel(R) CPU
This item displays the CPU speed.
Frequency
This item displays the processor speed of the CPU installed on this motherboard.
CPU Operating Speed
This item displays the CPU operating speed according to the type and speed of your CPU. You
can also select the [User Define] option to enter the manual option.
User Define:
※ The wrong settings of the multiplier and external clock in certain circumstances
may cause CPU damage. Setting the working frequency higher than the PCI
chipset or processor specs, may cause abnormal memory module functioning,
system hangs, hard disk drive data lose, abnormal functioning of the VGA card,
or abnormal functioning with other add-on cards. Using non-specification
settings for your CPU is not the intention of this explanation. These should be
used for engineering testing, not for normal applications.
※ There will be no guaranty for the settings beyond specification. Any damage of
any component on this motherboard or peripherals resulting therein is not our
responsibility.
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External Clock
This item selects the external clock frequency. Due to the specification limit of the CPU you
installed, the speed you set over its standard bus speed is supported, but not guaranteed.
-
Multiplier Factor
This item displays the multiplier factor for the CPU you installed.
-
Estimated New CPU Clock
This item displays an estimated CPU processor speed.
-
PCI Express Clock
This item selects the clock frequency for PCI Express slot.
Voltages Control
This option allows you to switch between the default and user-defined voltages. Leave this
setting at default unless the current voltage setting cannot be detected or is not correct. The
option “User Define” enables you to select the following voltages manually.
CPU Core Voltage
-
DDR2 Voltage
-
MCH 1.25V Voltage
-
ICHIO 1.5V Voltage
BIOS Setup
-
Power Cycle Statistics
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
µGuru Utility v1.00
OC Guru
Power Cycle Statistics
PC Up Time
PC Up Time Total
PC Power Cycles
PC Reset Button Cycles
AC Power On Total Time
AC Power Cycles
0
119
538
123
288
228
Hours
Hours
Cycles
Cycles
Hours
Cycles
↓↑→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
Item Help ►►
F10:Save ESC:Exit
These items display the power cycle statistics for each element.
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3.1.2 ABIT EQ
Click right-arrow <→> key to switch from OC Guru setup menu to ABIT EQ setup menu:
µGuru Utility v1.00
►
►
►
►
ABIT EQ
ABIT EQ Beep Control
Temperature Monitoring
Voltage Monitoring
Fan Speed Monitoring
FanEQ Control
Enabled
Press Enter
Press Enter
Press Enter
Press Enter
↓↑→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
Item Help ►
F10:Save ESC:Exit
ABIT EQ Beep Control
This item allows you to enable or disable ABIT EQ Beep Control function.
Temperature Monitoring
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
µGuru Utility v1.00
ABIT EQ
Temperature Monitoring
Reading Shutdown
Enable
(*)CPU Temperature
34°C/93°F (*)
(*)System Temperature
29°C/84°F ( )
(*)PWM Temperature
36°C/96°F ( )
↓↑→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
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Shutdown
Temp.
85°/185°F
°
65° C/149°F
°
90° C/194°F
Beep
Enable
(*)
(*)
(*)
Beep
Temp.
75°C/167°F
55°C/131°F
88°C/176°F
F10:Save ESC:Exit
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CPU Temperature/System Temperature/PWM Temperature
These items display the temperature of CPU, System, and Power Module.
-
Shutdown Enable
Use <Space> key to enable system shutdown function. If the CPU/System/PWM’s temperature
exceeds the shutdown temperature limit, the system will shutdown automatically.
-
Shutdown Temp.
This items sets the temperature that will shutdown the system automatically in order to prevent
system overheating.
-
Beep Enable
Use <Space> key to enable warning beeps function. Once the system has detected that the
CPU/System/PWM’s temperature exceeded the beep temperature limit, warning beeps will
sound.
-
Beep Temp.
This item selects the warning temperature limit.
※ The shutdown temperature must be set above the warning temperature.
Voltage Monitoring
BIOS Setup
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
µGuru Utility v1.00
ABIT EQ
Voltage Monitoring
Reading Shutdown
Enable
(*)CPU Core Voltage
1.27 V (*)
(*)DDR2 Voltage
1.80 V ( )
(*)DDR2 VTT Voltage
0.89 V ( )
(*)CPU VTT 1.2V Voltage
1.20 V ( )
(*)MCH 1.25V Voltage
1.25 V ( )
(*)ICHIO 1.5V Voltage
1.50 V ( )
(*)ICH 1.05V Voltage
1.05 V ( )
(*)ATX +12V (24-Pin Connector)
12.00 V ( )
(*)ATX +12V (4-Pin Connector)
12.00 V ( )
(*)ATX +5V
5.00 V ( )
(*)ATX +3.3V
3.30 V ( )
(*)ATX 5VSB
5.00 V ( )
↓↑→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
Beep
Enable
(*)
(*)
(*)
(*)
(*)
(*)
(*)
(*)
(*)
(*)
(*)
(*)
High
Limit
1.65
2.15
1.05
1.45
1.50
1.80
1.25
14.40
14.40
6.00
3.95
6.00
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
Low
Limit
0.00
1.45
0.70
0.95
1.00
1.20
0.85
9.60
9.60
4.00
2.65
4.00
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
F10:Save ESC:Exit
All Voltages
These items display the voltage of each element.
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Shutdown Enable
Use <Space> key to enable system shutdown function. If the voltage of corresponding element
is higher/lower than the high/low limit, the system will automatically shutdown.
-
Beep Enable
Use <Space> key to enable warning beeps function. If the voltage of corresponding element is
higher/lower than the high/low limit, warning beeps will sound.
-
High/Low Limit
These items set the high and low voltage limit.
※ The value of high limit must be set above the one of low limit.
Fan Speed Monitoring
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
(*)CPU FAN Speed
( )NB FAN Speed
( )SYS FAN Speed
( )AUX1 FAN Speed
( )AUX2 FAN Speed
( )AUX3 FAN Speed
µGuru Utility v1.00
ABIT EQ
Fan Speed Monitoring
Reading
Shutdown
Enable
7440 RPM
(*)
N/A
( )
N/A
( )
N/A
( )
N/A
( )
N/A
( )
↓↑→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
Beep
Enable
(*)
( )
( )
( )
( )
( )
Low
Limit
300 RPM
300 RPM
300 RPM
300 RPM
300 RPM
300 RPM
F10:Save ESC:Exit
CPU/NB/SYS/AUX1~3 FAN Speed
These items display the speed of the fans connected to CPU, NB, SYS, and AUX1~3 FAN
headers.
-
Shutdown Enable
Use <Space> key to enable system shutdown function. Once the system has detected that the
fan speed is lower than the low limit value, system will shutdown automatically.
-
Beep Enable
Use <Space> key to enable warning beeps function. If the fan speed is lower than the low limit
value, warning beeps will sound.
-
Low Limit
These items set the low limit of fan speed.
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FanEQ Control
µGuru Utility v1.00
ABIT EQ
FanEQ Control
► 1st FanEQ Group
Press Enter
► 2nd FanEQ Group
Press Enter
↓↑→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
Item Help ►►
F10:Save ESC:Exit
1st FanEQ Group
µGuru
ABIT EQ
1st FanEQ Group
CPU FanEQ Control
-Reference Temperature
-Control Temperature High
-Control Temperature Low
-Fan PWM Duty Cycle High
- Fan PWM Duty Cycle Low
NB FanEQ Control
-Reference Temperature
-Control Temperature High
-Control Temperature Low
-DC Fan Voltage High
-DC Fan Voltage Low
SYS FanEQ Control
BIOS Setup
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu (1st FanEQ Group):
Utility v1.00
Enabled
CPU Temperature
65°C/149°F
35°C/95°F
100 %
30 %
Disabled
SYS Temperature
40°C/104°F
30°C/86°F
12.0 V
8.0 V
Disabled
↓↑→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
Item Help ►►►
F10:Save ESC:Exit
CPU/NB/SYS FanEQ Control
When set to [Enabled], these items control the CPU, NB, and/or SYS fan speed by the following
setting combinations.
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Reference Temperature
This item selects the reference point for taking temperature among the available options of CPU,
SYS, and PWM Temperature, but there is only one “CPU Temperature” item to choose for the
“CPU FanEQ Control”.
-
Control Temperature High/Low
These items set the high and low temperature limit that you want to do the fan speed control.
-
Fan PWM Duty Cycle High/Low
These items set the high and low limit of PWM duty cycle that you want to provide the fan with.
-
DC Fan Voltage High/Low
These items set the high and low voltage limit that you want to provide the fan with.
※ The value of high limit must be set above the one of low limit.
2nd FanEQ Group
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu (2nd FanEQ Group):
µGuru
ABIT EQ
2nd FanEQ Group
AUX1 FanEQ Control
-Reference Temperature
-Control Temperature High
-Control Temperature Low
-DC Fan Voltage High
-DC Fan Voltage Low
AUX2 FanEQ Control
AUX3 FanEQ Control
Utility V1.00
Disabled
SYS Temperature
40°C/104°F
30°C/86°F
12.0 V
8.0 V
Disabled
Disabled
↓↑→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
Item Help ►►►
F10:Save ESC:Exit
AUX1~AUX3 FanEQ Control
When set to [Enabled], these items control the AUX1~AUX3 fan speed by the following setting
combinations.
-
Reference Temperature
This item selects the reference point for taking temperature among the available options of CPU,
SYS, and PWM Temperature, but there is only one “CPU Temperature” item to choose for the
“CPU FanEQ Control”.
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Control Temperature High/Low
These items set the high and low temperature limit that you want to do the fan speed control.
-
DC Fan Voltage High/Low
These items set the high and low voltage limit that you want to provide the fan with.
※ The value of high limit must be set above the one of low limit.
BIOS Setup
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3.2 Standard CMOS Features
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
Date (mm:dd:yy)
Wed. Jun 21 2006
Time (hh:mm:ss)
12 : 34 : 56
►
►
►
►
►
►
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
1
1
2
2
3
4
Master
Slave
Master
Slave
Master
Master
Item Help
None
None
None
None
None
None
Drive A
Drive B
Floppy 3 Mode Support
Halt On
1.44M, 3.5 in.
None
Disabled
All, But keyboard
Base Memory
Extended Memory
Total Memory
640K
1046520K
1047552K
↓↑→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
Date (mm:dd:yy)
This item sets the date you specify (usually the current date) in the format of [Month], [Date],
and [Year].
Time (hh:mm:ss)
This item sets the time you specify (usually the current time) in the format of [Hour], [Minute],
and [Second].
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IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave, IDE Channel 2 Master/Slave, IDE
Channel 3 Master, IDE Channel 4 Master
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
IDE Channel 1 Master
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Press Enter
IDE Channel 1 Master
Access Mode
Item Help
Auto
Auto
Capacity
0 MB
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
0
0
0
0
0
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
This item allows you to detect the parameters of IDE drives by pressing <Enter> key. The
parameters will be shown on the screen automatically.
IDE Channel 1 Master/Slave, IDE Channel 2 Master/Slave, Extended IDE Drive
When set to [Auto], the BIOS will automatically check what kind of IDE drive you are using. If
you want to define your own drive by yourself, set it to [Manual] and make sure you fully
understand the meaning of the parameters. Please refer to the instruction manual provided by
the device’s manufacturer to get the setting right.
Access Mode
This item selects the mode to access your IDE devices. Leave this item at its default [Auto]
setting to detect the access mode of your HDD automatically.
Capacity
This item displays the approximate capacity of the disk drive. Usually the size is slightly greater
than the size of a formatted disk given by a disk-checking program.
Cylinder
This item configures the numbers of cylinders.
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BIOS Setup
↓↑→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
Head
This item configures the numbers of read/write heads.
Precomp
This item displays the number of cylinders at which to change the write timing.
Landing Zone
This item displays the number of cylinders specified as the landing zone for the read/write
heads.
Sector
This item configures the numbers of sectors per track.
Back to Standard CMOS Features Setup Menu
Drive A & Drive B
This item sets the type of floppy drives (usually only Drive A) installed.
Floppy 3 Mode Support
This item allows you to use “3 Mode Floppy Drive” in Japanese computer systems by selecting
drive A, B, or both. Leave this item at its default [Disabled] setting if you are not using this
Japanese standard floppy drive.
Halt On
This item determines whether the system stops if an error is detected during system boot-up.
[All Errors]: The system-boot will stop whenever the BIOS detect a non-fatal error.
[No Errors]: The system-boot will not stop for any error detected.
[All, But Keyboard]: The system-boot will stop for all errors except a keyboard error.
[All, But Diskette]: The system-boot will stop for all errors except a diskette error.
[All, But Disk/Key]: The system-boot will stop for all errors except a diskette or keyboard
error.
Base Memory
This item displays the amount of base memory installed in the system. The value of the base
memory is typically 640K for system with 640K or more memory size installed on the
motherboard.
Extended Memory
This item displays the amount of extended memory detected during system boot-up.
Total Memory
This item displays the total memory available in the system.
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3.3 Advanced BIOS Features
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced BIOS Features
► CPU Feature
Press Enter
► Hard Disk Boot Priority
Press Enter
Quick Power on Self Test
Enabled
First Boot Device
Floppy
Second Boot Device
Hard Disk
Third Boot Device
IDE CDROM
Boot Other Device
Enabled
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Disabled
Boot Up NumLock Status
On
Security Option
Setup
MPS Version Ctrl For OS
1.4
Report No FDD for OS
No
Full Screen Logo Show
Enabled
Item Help
↓↑→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
BIOS Setup
CPU Feature
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
CPU Feature
Limit CPUID MaxVal
Disabled
C1E Function
Auto
Execute Disable Bit
Enabled
Virtualization Technology
Enabled
EIST Function
Enabled
Item Help
↓↑→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
Limit CPUID MaxVal
When set to [Enabled], this item limits the CPUID maximum value to 3, which is usually
required for older OS like Windows NT4.0.
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Leave this item at its default [Disabled] settings for OS like Windows XP.
C1E Function
This item appears only for certain processors with the C1E (Enhanced Halt State) Function.
When set to [Enabled], the processor will further reduce the total power consumption.
Execute Disable Bit
This item appears only for certain processors with the Execute Disable Bit (XD bit) feature.
When set to [Enabled], this item allows the processor to prevent data pages from being used
by malicious software to execute code and provide memory protection.
Virtualization Technology
This option enables or disables the additional hardware capabilities provided by Virtualization
Technology.
EIST Function
This item appears only for certain processors with the EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep
Technology) Function. When set to [Enabled], EIST will dynamically switch between multiple
frequency and voltage points to optimize the power and performance balance of the processor
and system based on demand.
Back to Advanced BIOS Features Setup Menu
Hard Disk Boot Priority
This item selects the hard disks booting priority. By pressing <Enter> key, you can enter its
submenu where the hard disks detected can be selected for the booting sequence to boot up
system.
This item functions only when there is the option of [Hard Disk] in any one of the
First/Second/Third Boot Device items.
Quick Power On Self Test
When set to [Enabled], this item speeds up the Power On Self Test (POST) after powering on
the system. The BIOS shorten or skip some check during the POST.
First Boot Device / Second Boot Device / Third Boot Device / Boot Other Device
Select the drive to boot first, second and third in the [First Boot Device], [Second Boot Device],
and [Third Boot Device] items respectively. The BIOS will boot the operating system according
to the sequence of the drive selected. Set [Boot Other Device] to [Enabled] if you wish to boot
from another device other than these three items.
Boot Up Floppy Seek
When set to [Enabled], the BIOS will check whether the floppy disk drive is installed or not.
Boot Up NumLock Status
This item determines the default state of the numeric keypad at system booting up.
[On]: The numeric keypad functions as number keys.
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[Off]: The numeric keypad functions as arrow keys.
Security Option
This item determines when the system will prompt for password - every time the system boots
or only when enters the BIOS setup.
[Setup]: The password is required only when accessing the BIOS Setup.
[System]: The password is required each time the computer boots up.
※ Don’t forget your password. If you forget the password, you will have to open
the computer case and clear all information in the CMOS before you can start up
the system. But by doing this, you will have to reset all previously set options.
MPS Version Ctrl For OS
This item specifies which version of MPS (Multi-Processor Specification) this motherboard will
use. Leave this item at its default setting.
Report No FDD For OS
When set to [Yes], this item allows you to run some older operating system without floppy disk
drive. Leave this item at its default setting.
Full Screen LOGO Show
BIOS Setup
This item determines if the full screen logo is shown when booting.
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3.4 Advanced Chipset Features
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
CPU Feature
PCI-E Compliancy Mode
v1.0a
Init Display First
PCI Slot
Item Help
↓↑→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
PCI-E Compliancy Mode
This item selects the mode for PCI Express add-on card.
Init Display First
This item allows you to choose the primary display card.
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3.5 Integrated Peripherals
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Integrated Peripherals
► OnChip IDE Device
Press Enter
► OnChip PCI Device
Press Enter
► Onboard PCI Device
Press Enter
Onboard FDC Controller
Enabled
Item Help
↓↑→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
BIOS Setup
OnChip IDE Device
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
IDE Bus Master
SATA Mode
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
OnChip IDE Device
Enabled
IDE
Item Help
↓↑→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
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IDE Bus Master
This option enables or disables the IDE bus mastering capability under the DOS environment.
SATA Mode
This item determines the mode for on-chip Serial ATA.
[IDE]: The on-chip Serial ATA served as IDE mode.
[RAID]: The on-chip Serial ATA served as RAID mode.
[AHCI]: The on-chip Serial ATA served as AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) mode for
advanced performance and usability.
OnChip PCI Device
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
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OnChip PCI Device
USB Controller
Enabled
- USB 2.0 Controller
Enabled
- USB Keyboard Support Via
OS
- USB Mouse Support Via
OS
OnChip Audio Controller
Enabled
Item Help
↓↑→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
USB Controller
This option enables or disables the USB controller.
-
USB 2.0 Controller
This option enables or disables the USB 2.0 controller.
-
USB Keyboard Support via
Select [BIOS] for the legacy operating system (such as DOS) that does not support USB
keyboard.
-
USB Mouse Support via
Select [BIOS] for the legacy operating system (such as DOS) that does not support USB
mouse.
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OnChip Audio Controller
This option enables or disables the audio controller.
Onboard PCI Device
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
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Onboard PCI Device
Onboard LAN1 Controller
Enabled
- Invoke Boot Agent
Disabled
Onboard LAN2 Controller
Enabled
- Invoke Boot Agent
Disabled
SIL3132 SATA Controller
Enabled
- SATA Mode
IDE
JMB363 SATA Controller
Enabled
OnBoard 1394 Controller
Enabled
Item Help
Onboard LAN 1 Controller / Onboard LAN 2 Controller (AB9 Pro)
This option enables or disables the LAN controller.
-
Invoke Boot Agent
This item allows you to use the boot ROM (instead of a disk drive) to boot up the system and
access the local area network directly.
SIL3132 SATA Controller
This item enables or disables the Onboard SATA controller for SATA7 and eSATA1 port.
-
SATA Mode
This item determines the mode for Onboard Serial ATA.
[IDE]: The on-chip Serial ATA served as IDE mode.
[RAID]: The on-chip Serial ATA served as RAID mode.
JMB363 SATA Controller
This item enables or disables the Onboard SATA controller for SATA8, SATA9 and IDE1 port.
Onboard 1394 Controller:
This item enables or disables the IEEE 1394 controller.
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BIOS Setup
↓↑→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
3.6 Power Management Setup
X
X
X
X
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Power Management Setup
ACPI Suspend Type
S3(Suspend-To-RAM)
- Resume by USB from S3
Enabled
Power Button Function
Instant-Off
Wake Up by PME# of PCI
Enabled
Power On by Ring
Enabled
Wake Up On LAN
Enabled
Resume by Alarm
Disabled
- Date(of Month) Alarm
0
- Time(hh:mm:ss) Alarm
0: 0 : 0
Power On Function
Button Only
- KB Power ON Password
Enter
- Hot Key Power ON
Ctrl-F1
Restore on AC Power Loss
Power Off
Item Help
↓↑→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
ACPI Suspend Type
This item selects the type of Suspend mode.
[S1(PowerOn Suspend)]: Enables the Power On Suspend function.
[S3(Suspend-To-RAM)]: Enables the Suspend to RAM function.
-
Resume by USB From S3
When set to [Enabled], this item allows you to use a USB device to wake up a system that is in
the S3 (STR - Suspend To RAM) state. This item can be configured only if the item “ACPI
Suspend Type” is set to [S3(STR)].
Power Button Function
This item selects the method of powering off your system:
[Delay 4 Sec.]: Pushing the power button for more than 4 seconds will power off the system.
This will prevent the system from powering off in case you accidentally hit or pushed the power
button.
[Instant-Off]: Pressing and then releasing the power button at once will immediately power
off the system.
Wake Up by PME# of PCI
When set to [Enabled], access through the add-on PCI card can remotely wake up the system
that was in Soft-Off condition. The PCI card must support the wake up function.
Power On by Ring:
When set to [Enabled], any event affecting from Modem Ring will awaken a system that has
been powered down.
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Wake Up On LAN
When set to [Enabled], access through the onboard LAN port can remotely wake up the system
that was in Soft-Off condition.
Resume by Alarm
When set to [Enabled], you can set the date and time you would like the Soft-Off PC to
power-on in the “Date (of Month) Alarm” and “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” items. However,
if the system is being accessed by incoming calls or the network (Resume On Ring/LAN) prior to
the date and time set in these items, the system will give priority to the incoming calls or
network instead.
-
Date (of Month) Alarm
[0]: This option power-on the system everyday according to the time set in the “Time
(hh:mm:ss) Alarm” item.
[1-31]: This option selects a date you would like the system to power-on. The system will
power-on on the date set, and the time set in the “Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm” item.
-
Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
This item sets the time you would like the system to power-on.
Power On Function
[Password]: Use a password to power on the system, select this option then press <Enter>.
Enter your password. You can enter up to 5 characters. Type in exactly the same password to
confirm, and then press <Enter>.
[Hot KEY]: Use any of the function keys between <F1> to <F12> to power on the system.
[Mouse Left]: Double click the mouse left button to power on the system.
[Mouse Right]: Double click the mouse right button to power on the system.
[Any KEY]: Use any keyboard keys to power on the system.
[Button Only]: Use only the power button to power on the system.
[Keyboard 98]: Use the power-on button on the “Keyboard 98” compatible keyboard to power
on the system.
※ The mouse wake up function can only be used with the PS/2 mouse, not with
the COM port or USB type. Some PS/2 mice cannot wake up the system because
of compatible problems. If the specs of your keyboard are too old, it may fail to
power on.
-
KB Power ON Password
This item sets the password required in order to power on your computer.
※ Do not forget your password, or you will have to clear the CMOS and reset all
parameters in order to utilize this function again.
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BIOS Setup
This item selects the way you want your system to power on.
-
Hot Key Power ON
This item powers on the system by pressing <Ctrl> key plus one of each function key (<F1> ~
<F12>) simultaneously.
Restore On AC Power Loss
This item selects the system action after an AC power failure.
[Power Off]: When power returns after an AC power failure, the system’s power remains off.
You must press the Power button to power-on the system.
[Power On]: When power returns after an AC power failure, the system’s power will be
powered on automatically.
[Last State]: When power returns after an AC power failure, the system will return to the
state where you left off before power failure occurs. If the system’s power is off when AC
power failure occurs, it will remain off when power returns. If the system’s power is on when
AC power failure occurs, the system will power-on when power returns.
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3.7 PnP/PCI Configurations
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PnP/PCI Configurations
Resources Controlled By
Auto(ESCD)
X - IRQ Resources
Press Enter
PCI/VGA Pallete Snoop
Item Help
Disbaled
** PCI Express relative items **
Maximum Payload Size
4096
↓↑→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
BIOS Setup
Resources Controlled By
This item configures all of the boot and Plug-and-Play compatible devices.
[Auto(ESCD)]: The system will automatically detect the settings.
[Manual]: Choose the specific IRQ resources in the “IRQ Resources” menu.
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IRQ Resources
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
This item sets each system interrupt to either [PCI Device] or [Reserved].
IRQ-4
IRQ-5
IRQ-7
IRQ-10
IRQ-11
IRQ-12
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
assigned
Phoenix – AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
- IRQ Resources
to
PCI Device
to
PCI Device
to
PCI Device
to
PCI Device
to
PCI Device
to
PCI Device
Item Help
↓↑→←:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
This item determines whether the MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards can work with PCI/VGA or not.
[Enabled]: MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards work with PCI/VGA.
[Disabled]: MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards do not work with PCI/VGA.
Maximum Payload Size
This item sets the maximum TLP payload size for the PCI Express devices.
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3.8 Load Fail-Safe Defaults
This option loads the BIOS default values for the most stable, minimal-performance system
operations.
3.9 Load Optimized Defaults
This option loads the BIOS default values that are factory settings for optimal-performance
system operations.
3.10 Set Password
This option protects the BIOS configuration or restricts access to the computer itself.
3.11 Save & Exit Setup
This option saves your selections and exits the BIOS setup menu.
3.12 Exit Without Saving
BIOS Setup
This option exits the BIOS setup menu without saving any changes.
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4. Driver & Utility CD
The “Driver & Utility CD” that came packed with this motherboard contains drivers, utilities and
software applications required for its basic and advanced features.
Place the “Driver & Utility CD” into the CD-ROM drive in your system. The following installation
auto-run screen appears. If not, browse the root directory of the CD-ROM via the File Manager,
and double click the “AUTORUN” file.
[Drivers]: Click to enter the driver installation menu.
•
[Manual]: Click to enter the user’s manual menu.
•
[Utility]: Click to enter the utilities installation menu.
•
[ABIT Utility]: Click to enter the installation menu of utilities exclusively developed by
ABIT.
•
[
•
[
Driver & Utility CD
•
Browse CD]: Click to browse the contents of this “Driver & Utility CD”.
Close]: Click to exit this installation menu.
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4.1 Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility
This utility installs Windows [INF] files to the target system. These files outline to the operating
system how to configure the Intel chipset components in order to ensure all the features
function properly.
To install this utility:
1.
Click on the [Drivers] tab in the installation menu screen.
2.
Click the [Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility] item. The installation screen appears:
3.
Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4.
Restart the system for the driver to take effect.
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4.2 Intel Matrix Storage Technology Driver
This driver provides functionality for the on-chip SATA Controller.
※ This driver installation is necessary for connectors SATA1~SATA6 only when
after having enabled the RAID function in the BIOS setup menu.
The path to enable the RAID function in the BIOS setup menu is : Integrated
PeripheralsOnChip IDE DeviceSATA ModeSelect “RAID”.
To install this driver:
Click on the [Drivers] tab in the installation menu screen.
2.
Click the [Intel Matrix Storage Technology Driver] item. The installation screen appears:
3.
Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4.
Restart the system for the driver to take effect.
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4.3 Realtek Audio Driver
This driver provides functionality for the onboard High Definition Audio Codec.
To install this driver:
1.
Click on the [Drivers] tab in the installation menu screen.
2.
Click the [Audio Driver] item. The installation screen appears:
3.
Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4.
Restart the system for the driver to take effect.
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4.4 Realtek LAN Driver
This driver provides functionality for the onboard PCIE Gigabit and Fast Ethernet NIC Controller.
To install this driver:
Click on the [Drivers] tab in the installation menu screen.
2.
Click the [LAN Driver] item. The installation screen appears:
3.
Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4.
Restart the system for the driver to take effect.
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4.5 Silicon Image 3132 SATA Driver
This driver provides functionality for the onboard SATA Controller.
※ This driver installation is necessary for connectors SATA7 and eSATA1.
To install this driver:
1.
Click on the [Drivers] tab in the installation menu screen.
2.
Click the [Sil3132 SATA Driver] item. The installation screen appears:
3.
Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4.
Restart the system for the driver to take effect.
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4.6 JMicron SATA Driver
This driver provides functionality for the onboard SATA RAID Controller.
※ This driver installation is necessary for the devices connected through
connectors SATA8, SATA9, and IDE1.
To install this driver:
Click on the [Drivers] tab in the installation menu screen.
2.
Click the [JMicron SATA Driver] item. The installation screen appears:
3.
Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4.
Restart the system for the driver to take effect.
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1.
4-7
4.7 USB 2.0 Driver
※ There is no need to install this driver for Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4,
Windows XP with Service Pack 1, or their later version.
4.8 ABIT µGuru Utility
The µGuru Utility combined with the optional Guru Clock allows you to access and select system
performance of your system while playing games, listening music, browsing Internet or office
applications in full screen with no need to stop or close the running application.
To install this utility:
1.
Click on the [ABIT Utility] tab in the installation menu screen.
2.
Click the [ABIT Guru] item. The installation screen appears:
3.
Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
4.
Restart the system for the driver to take effect.
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4.9 Intel SATA RAID Driver Disk Maker
This procedure is necessary if you want to install operating system to a RAID configuration
connected among “SATA1~SATA6” connectors:
1.
Prepare a 3.5” floppy disk drive and connect it to “FDC1” connector on this motherboard.
2.
Start install operating system.
3.
Insert this driver disk into floppy disk drive when the screen instruction prompts you to
install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver.
4.
Press <F6> key, and then follow the screen instruction to complete the installation.
To create a driver disk:
1.
Click on the [Utility] tab in the installation menu screen.
2.
Click the [Intel SATA RAID Driver Disk Maker] item. The installation screen appears:
Insert one blank floppy disk to the selected floppy drive and click [Build].
Click [OK] to finish building the SATA Driver Disk.
4.
Click [Exit] to exit the Floppy Disk Generator.
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3.
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4.10 Sil3132 SATA RAID Driver Disk Maker
This procedure is necessary if you want to install operating system to a RAID configuration
connected between “SATA7” and “eSATA1” connectors:
1.
Prepare a 3.5” floppy disk drive and connect it to “FDC1” connector on this motherboard.
2.
Start install operating system.
3.
Insert this driver disk into floppy disk drive when the screen instruction prompts you to
install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver.
4.
Press <F6> key, and then follow the screen instruction to complete the installation.
To create a driver disk:
1.
Click on the [Utility] tab in the installation menu screen.
2.
Click the [Sil3132 SATA RAID Driver Disk Maker[32bit]] item. The installation screen
appears:
Insert one blank floppy disk to the selected floppy drive and click [Build].
3.
Click [OK] to finish building the SATA Driver Disk.
4.
Click [Exit] to exit the Floppy Disk Generator.
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4.11 JMicron SATA RAID Driver Disk Maker
This procedure is necessary if there is access to the devices connected to connectors “SATA8”,
“SATA9”, and “IDE1” during the OS installation:
1.
Prepare a 3.5” floppy disk drive and connect it to “FDC1” connector on this motherboard.
2.
Start install operating system.
3.
Insert this driver disk into floppy disk drive when the screen instruction prompts you to
install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver.
4.
Press <F6> key, and then follow the screen instruction to complete the installation.
※ This procedure is particularly necessary when you want to install operating
system from a CD-ROM drive connected through connectors “SATA8”, “SATA9”,
or “IDE1”.
To create a driver disk:
1.
Click on the [Utility] tab in the installation menu screen.
2.
Click the [JMicron SATA RAID Driver Disk Maker] item. The installation screen appears:
Driver & Utility CD
Insert one blank floppy disk to the selected floppy drive and click [Build].
3.
Click [OK] to finish building the SATA Driver Disk.
4.
Click [Exit] to exit the Floppy Disk Generator.
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5. Appendix
5.1 POST Code Definitions
5.1.1 AWARD POST Code Definitions
POST
(hex)
CF
C0
C1
C3
C5
01
03
05
07
08
0A
0E
10
12
14
16
18
1B
1D
1F
21
24
Test CMOS R/W functionality
Early chipset initialization:
-Disable shadow RAM
-Disable L2 cache (socket 7 or below)
-Program basic chipset registers
Detect memory
-Auto-detection of DRAM size, type and ECC
-Auto-detection of L2 cache (socket 7 or below)
Expand compressed BIOS code to DRAM
Call chipset hook to copy BIOS back to E000 & F000 shadow RAM
Expand the Xgroup codes locating in physical address 1000:0
Initial Superio_Early_Init switch
1. Blank out screen
2. Clear CMOS error flag
1. Clear 8042 interface
2. Initialize 8042 self-test
1. Test special keyboard controller for Winbond 977 series Super I/O chips
2. Enable keyboard interface
1. Disable PS/2 mouse interface (optional)
2. Auto detect ports for keyboard & mouse followed by a port & interface swap (optional)
3. Reset keyboard for Winbond 977 series Super I/O chips
Test F000h segment shadow to see whether it is R/W-able or not. If test fails, keep beeping
the speaker
Auto detect flash type to load appropriate flash R/W codes into the run time area in F000 for
ESCD & DMI support
Use walking 1’s algorithm to check out interface in CMOS circuitry. Also set real-time clock
power status, and then check for override
Program chipset default values into chipset. Chipset default values are MODBINable by
OEM customers
Initial onboard clock generator if Early_Init_Onboard_Generator is defined. See also POST
26.
Detect CPU information including brand, SMI type (Cyrix or Intel) and CPU level (586 or 686)
Initial interrupts vector table. If no special specified, all H/W interrupts are directed to
SPURIOUS_INT_HDLR & S/W interrupts to SPURIOUS_soft_HDLR.
Initial EARLY_PM_INIT switch
Load keyboard matrix (notebook platform)
HPM initialization (notebook platform)
1. Check validity of RTC value: e.g. a value of 5Ah is an invalid value for RTC minute.
2. Load CMOS settings into BIOS stack. If CMOS checksum fails, use default value instead.
Prepare BIOS resource map for PCI & PnP use. If ESCD is valid, take into consideration of
the ESCD’s legacy information.
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Description
25
26
27
29
2B
2D
33
35
37
39
3C
3E
40
43
47
49
4E
50
52
53
55
57
59
5B
5D
60
63
65
67
69
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Early PCI Initialization:
-Enumerate PCI bus number.
-Assign memory & I/O resource
-Search for a valid VGA device & VGA BIOS, and put it into C000:0
1. If Early_Init_Onboard_Generator is not defined Onboard clock generator initialization.
Disable respective clock resource to empty PCI & DIMM slots.
2. Init onboard PWM
3. Init onboard H/W monitor devices
Initialize INT 09 buffer
1. Program CPU internal MTRR (P6 & PII) for 0-640K memory address.
2. Initialize the APIC for Pentium class CPU.
3. Program early chipset according to CMOS setup. Example: onboard IDE controller.
4. Measure CPU speed.
Invoke Video BIOS
1. Initialize double-byte language font (Optional)
2. Put information on screen display, including Award title, CPU type, CPU speed, full screen
logo.
Reset keyboard if Early_Reset_KB is defined e.g. Winbond 977 series Super I/O chips. See
also POST 63.
Test DMA Channel 0
Test DMA Channel 1.
Test DMA page registers.
Test 8254
Test 8259 interrupt mask bits for channel 1
Test 8259 interrupt mask bits for channel 2
Test 8259 functionality
Initialize EISA slot
1. Calculate total memory by testing the last double word of each 64K page
2. Program writes allocation for AMD K5 CPU
1. Program MTRR of M1 CPU
2. Initialize L2 cache for P6 class CPU & program CPU with proper cacheable range
3. Initialize the APIC for P6 class CPU
4. On MP platform, adjust the cacheable range to smaller one in case the cacheable ranges
between each CPU are not identical
Initialize USB
Test all memory (clear all extended memory to 0)
Clear password according to H/W jumper (Optional)
Display number of processors (multi-processor platform)
Display PnP logo
Early ISA PnP initialization
-Assign CSN to every ISA PnP device
Initialize the combined Trend Anti-Virus code
(Optional Feature) Show message for entering AWDFLASH.EXE from FDD (optional)
1. Initialize Init_Onboard_Super_IO
2. Initialize Init_Onbaord_AUDIO
Okay to enter Setup utility; i.e. not until this POST stage can users enter the CMOS setup
utility
Reset keyboard if Early_Reset_KB is not defined
Initialize PS/2 Mouse
Prepare memory size information for function call: INT 15h ax=E820h
Turn on L2 cache
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6B
6D
6F
75
76
77
7A
7C
7F
Program chipset registers according to items described in Setup & Auto-configuration table
1. Assign resources to all ISA PnP devices
2. Auto assign ports to onboard COM ports if the corresponding item in Setup is set to
“AUTO”
1. Initialize floppy controller
2. Set up floppy related fields in 40:hardware
Detect & install all IDE devices: HDD, LS120, ZIP, CDROM …
(Optional Feature)
Enter AWDFLASH.EXE if:
-AWDFLASH is found in floppy drive
-ALT+F2 is pressed
Detect serial ports & parallel ports.
Detect & install co-processor
Init HDD write protect
Switch back to text mode if full screen logo is supported
-If errors occur, report errors & wait for keys
-If no errors occur or F1 key is pressed to continue: Clear EPA or customization logo
E8POST.ASM starts
82
83
84
85
87
89
8B
8D
8F
93
94
95
96
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FF
1. Call chipset power management hook
2. Recover the text font used by EPA logo (not for full screen logo)
3. If password is set, ask for password
Save all data in stack back to CMOS
Initialize ISA PnP boot devices
1. USB final Initialization
2. Switch screen back to text mode
NET PC: Build SYSID Structure
1. Assign IRQs to PCI devices
2. Set up ACPI table at top of the memory.
1. Invoke all ISA adapter ROMs
2. Invoke all PCI ROMs (except VGA)
1. Enable/Disable Parity Check according to CMOS setup
2. APM Initialization
Clear noise of IRQs
Read HDD boot sector information for Trend Anti-Virus code
1. Enable L2 cache
2. Program Daylight Saving
3. Program boot up speed
4. Chipset final initialization.
5. Power management final initialization
6. Clear screen & display summary table
7. Program K6 write allocation
8. Program P6 class write combining
Update keyboard LED & typematic rate
1. Build MP table
2. Build & update ESCD
3. Set CMOS century to 20h or 19h
4. Load CMOS time into DOS timer tick
5. Build MSIRQ routing table
Boot attempt (INT 19h)
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5.1.2 AC2005 POST Code Definitions
POST
(hex)
Description
Power On Sequence
8.1.
Start power on sequence
8.2.
Enable ATX power supply
8.3.
ATX power supply ready
8.4.
DDR voltage ready
8.5.
Setup PWM for CPU core voltage
8.6.
Assert PWM for CPU core voltage
8.7.
Check CPU core voltage
8.8.
CPU core voltage ready
8.9.
Initial clock generator IC
8.A.
North Bridge chipset voltage ready
8.B.
AGP voltage ready
8.C.
3VDUAL voltage ready
8.D.
VDDA 2.5V voltage ready
8.D.
GMCHVTT voltage ready
8.E.
Check CPU fan speed
8.F.
Assert all power ready
9.0.
Complete µGuru initial process
AWARD BIOS take over booting job
Power Off Sequence
9.1.
Start power off sequence
9.2.
De-Assert all power
9.3.
De-Assert power on
9.4.
De-Assert LDT Bus power
9.5.
De-Assert PWM for CPU core voltage
9.6.
De-Assert CPU core voltage
9.7.
Check CPU core voltage
9.8.
De-Assert ATX power supply
9.9.
Complete power off sequence
Others
5-4
F.0.
Button reset
F.1.
SoftMenu reset
F.2.
Power on sequence timeout
F.3.
Power off sequence timeout
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5.2 Troubleshooting (How to Get Technical Support?)
5.2.1 Q & A
Q: Do I need to clear the CMOS before I use a new motherboard to assemble my
new computer system?
A: Yes, we highly recommend that you clear the CMOS before installing a new motherboard.
Please move the CMOS jumper from its default 1-2 position to 2-3 for a few seconds, and
then back. When you boot up your system for the first time, follow the instructions in the
user's manual to load the optimized defaults.
Q: If my system hangs when I update the BIOS or set the wrong CPU parameters,
what should I do?
A: Whenever you update the BIOS or if the system hangs due to wrong CPU parameters
setting, always clear CMOS jumper before booting up again.
Q: Why does the system fail to boot up again right after a mechanical power-off?
A: Please keep a 30-second interval between each mechanical power On/Off.
Q: Why does the system fail to boot up and nothing displays on the screen after I
did some over-clocking or non-standard settings inside the BIOS?
A: It should not cause hardware or permanent damage to motherboard when BIOS settings
were changed from default to over-clocking or non-standard status.
We suggest the following three troubleshooting methods to discharge CMOS data, recover
the hardware default status, and then making the motherboard work again. There is no
need to bother returning the motherboard to where you bought it from or go through an
RMA process.
Step 1.Switch off the power supply unit and then switch it on again after one minute. If
there is no power-switch on the power supply unit, disconnect its power cord for
one minute and then reconnect.
Press and hold the <Insert> key on the keyboard, and press the power-on button
to boot up system. If it works, release the <Insert> key and hit <Del> key to enter
the BIOS setup page to apply the correct settings.
If the situation remains the same, repeat the procedures in Step 1 for three times,
or try Step 2.
Step 2.Switch off the power supply unit or disconnect the power cord. Open the chassis
cover. Locate the CCMOS jumper near the button battery. Change the jumper
position from default 1-2 to 2-3 for one minute to discharge the CMOS data, and
then put it back to default 1-2 position.
Close the chassis and switch on the power supply unit or plug in the power cord.
Press the power-on button to boot up system. If it works, hit <Del> key to enter
the BIOS setup page to do the correct settings.
If the situation remains the same, try Step 3.
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Step 3.The same procedure as Step 2, but while discharging the CMOS data, pull out the
ATX power connectors from motherboard and remove the button battery during
CMOS discharge.
Q: How to get a quick response for my request on technical support?
A: Please carry out a simple troubleshooting before sending “Technical Support Form”:
System boot-up fails after the system had been assembled:
Check the motherboard’s supporting specifications first to see if all the key components
attached in your system can meet.
To do so, you may:
Remove all the unnecessary add-on devices (except the CPU, VGA card, DRAM, and
Power Supply), and then reboot.
If the trouble still exists, try another VGA card of different brand/model to see if the
system will start.
If the trouble still exists, try another memory module of different brand/model.
If the trouble still exists, try another CPU and Power Supply.
If the system runs successfully, shut it down and start re-installing the interface cards and
devices that were previously installed in the system. Re-install and start the system one at a
time until the system won’t start.
Malfunction in the OS:
If the system hangs after resuming from S3 or some testing program, if the CPU cannot be
recognized properly, if the display resolution mixed, or if a certain program cannot be
executed, etc, you may:
Upgrade the motherboard’s latest BIOS version.
Upgrade the add-on device’s latest driver version.
Check if there is any conflict in the “Control Panel/System Properties”.
Q: How to fill in the “Technical Support Form”?
A: To fill in this “Technical Support Form”, please refer to the following instructions:
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Region: Type in your country name.
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E-mail: Type in your contact E-mail information.
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First name: Type in your first name.
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Last name: Type in your last name.
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Subject: Type in the model name and the problem of your motherboard.
Example 1: AA8XE and SCSI 29160 malfunction
Example 2: AA8XE boot fails, POST code AF
Example 3: AA8XE (system hang when S3 resume)
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Motherboard: Type in the model name and revision number of your motherboard.
Example: AA8XE REV: 1.00
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BIOS Version: Type in the BIOS version of your motherboard. (You can find it on the
screen during the POST sequence.)
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CPU: Type in the brand name and the speed (MHz) of your CPU. (Illustrate the
over-clocking status if you had done so.)
Example: Intel 650 3.4GHz (OC FSB=220MHz)
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Memory brand: Type in the brand and model name of your memory module.
Example: Memory brand: Kingston (KVR533D2N4/1G)
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Memory size: Type in the size of your memory module.
Example: 512M* 4PCS
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Memory configuration: Type in the memory configuration in BIOS setting.
Example: Memory Timing: 2.5-3-3-7 @533MHz
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Graphics information: Note Graphics card’s brand, model and driver version
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Graphics card: Type in the brand and model name of your graphics card.
Example: ATI RADEON X850 XT PE
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Graphics driver version: Type in the driver version of your graphics card
Example: Catalyst 5.12V
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Power supply maker: Type in the brand and model name of your power supply unit.
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Power supply wattage: Type in the power wattage of your power supply unit.
•
Storage devices: Type in the brand and specifications of your HDD drive and quantity.
Specify if it was inserted on IDE (Master or Slave) or SATA ports, including the RAID
allocation status.
Example 1: WD Caviar WD600 60GB (on IDE2 master), Maxtor DiamondMax 10 SATA
300GB (on SATA 3)
Example 2: Maxtor DiamondMax 10 SATA 300GB *2 (on SATA 3, SATA 4 RAID 1)
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Optical devices: Type in the brand and specifications of your optical drives and
quantity. Specify if it was inserted on IDE (Master or Slave) or SATA ports.
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Other devices: Indicate which add-on cards or USB devices that you absolutely sure
are related to the problem. If you cannot identify the problem’s origin, indicate all the
add-on cards or USB devices inserted on your system.
Example: AHA 29160 (on PCI 2), Sandisk Cruzer mini 256MB USB Flash-disk.
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Operating system: Indicate which OS and language version
Example: Microsoft Windows XP SP2, English version
Example: Microsoft Media Center Edition 2005, Korean version
•
Problem description: Describe the problem of your system configuration. Indicate
the steps to duplicate problem if possible.
See the next page for a blank Technical Support Form, or visit our website to fill in the
form on line (http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/contact/technical.php).
Q. Is the motherboard dead? Do I need to return it to where I bought from or go
through an RMA process?
A: After you had gone through the troubleshooting procedures, yet the problem still exists, or
you find an evident damage on the motherboard. Please contact our RMA center.
(http://www2.abit.com.tw/page/en/contact/index.php?pFUN_KEY=18000&pTITLE_IMG)
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Region:
E-mail:
First name:
Last Name:
Subject:
Motherboard:
BIOS Version:
CPU:
Memory brand:
Memory size:
Memory configuration:
Graphics card:
Graphics driver version:
Power supply maker:
Power supply wattage:
Storage devices:
Optical devices:
Other devices:
Operating system:
Problem description:
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5.2.3 Universal ABIT Contact Information
Taiwan Head Office
Universal ABIT Co., Ltd.
No. 323, Yang Guang St., Neihu,
Taipei, 114, Taiwan
Tel: 886-2-8751-3380
Fax: 886-2-8751-3381
Sales: sales@abit.com.tw
Marketing: market@abit.com.tw
Austria, Czech, Romania, Bulgaria,
Slovakia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia,
Macedonia, Slovenia
Universal ABIT Austria Computer
GmbH
Schmalbachstrasse 5, A-2201 Gerasdorf /
Wien, Austria
Tel: 43-1-7346709
Fax: 43-1-7346713
North America, South America
Contact: office@abit-austria.at
Universal ABIT (USA) Corporation
Website: http://www.abit-austria.at
2901 Bayview Drive,
Fremont, CA 94538, U.S.A.
Shanghai
Tel: 1-510-623-0500
Fax: 1-510-623-1092
Universal ABIT (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
Website: http://www.abit-usa.com
Latin America: ventas@abit-usa.com
FL 19 Xuhui Yuan BLOG NO.1089
ZhongShan s 2 RD, ShangHai 200030
The People's Republic of China
RMA Center: http://rma.abit-usa.com
Tel: (86-21) 54102211
Fax: (86-21) 54104791
UK, Ireland
Website: http://www.abit.com.cn
Universal ABIT UK Corporation
Poland
Unit 3, 24-26 Boulton Road, Stevenage,
Herts SG1 4QX, UK
Universal ABIT Poland (Rep. office)
Tel: 44-1438-228888
Fax: 44-1438-226333
Germany and Benelux (Belgium,
Netherlands, Luxembourg), France,
Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece,
Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland,
Switzerland
Strzegomska 310/2, 54-432 Wroclaw
Tel:+48-71-718-12-39
Contact: Grzegorz Morgiel
Russia
Universal ABIT Russia (Rep. office)
Universal ABIT NL B.V.
Tel: +749 570 05742
+749 554 27802
Jan van Riebeeckweg 15, 5928LG,
Venlo, The Netherlands
Turkey
Tel: 31-77-3204428
Fax: 31-77-3204420
Tel: 90 532 211 6860
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