Before You Begin…
Parts NOT in the Kit
This kit contains all the hardware necessary to install and connect your new EVGA
e-7050/610i GPU motherboard with integrated GeForce graphics processing. However, it
does not contain the following items that must be purchased separately to make the
motherboard fully functional.
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Intel microprocessor:
Cooling fan and heat sink for the microprocessor
System memory support
Hard Disk Drive(s)
Operating System
Power Supply
Graphics Card
EVGA assumes you have purchased all necessary parts needed to allow for proper system
functionality.
Motherboard Specifications
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Size
mATX form factor.
Microprocessor support
Intel Core 2 Extreme, Intel Core 2 Quad, Intel Core 2 Duo, Pentium EE, Pentium, and
Celeron. (The e-7050/610i supports up to 1066MHz FSB CPU’s)
Operating systems
Supports Windows XP and Windows Vista.
Contains an NVIDIA nForce MCP and integrated GeForce graphics
System Memory
• Single-channel DDR2 667/533
• Supports up to 4 GB DDR2 memory (2GB x 2)
‰ USB 2.0 Ports
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Supports hot plug
Up to eight (4 onboard) USB 2.0 ports
Supports USB 2.0 protocol up to 480Mbps transmission rate
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Onboard Serial ATA II
• 3Gb/s data transfer rate
• Four Serial ATA II connectors
• Support for RAID 0, RAID 1
• Supports hot plug and NCQ (Native Command Queuing )
‰ Onboard LAN
• LAN interfaces built-in onboard
• 10/100 LAN
‰ Onboard Audio
• Supports 6-channel audio
• Supports Jack-Sensing function
‰ PCI Express x16 Support
• Supports 4 GB/sec (8 GB/sec concurrent) bandwidth
‰ Onboard Video
• Integrated video
• A VGA output is provided
‰ Expansion Slots
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Two PCI slots
One PCI Express x1 slot
One PCI Express x16 Graphics slot
Hardware Installation
This section will guide you through the installation of the motherboard. The topics covered in this
section are:
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Preparing the motherboard
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Installing the CPU
Installing the CPU fan
Installing the memory
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Installing the motherboard
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Connecting cables and setting switches
Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury, always follows 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.
EVGA nForce Motherboard
The EVGA nForce motherboard with the 600 series MCP processor is a PCI Express
motherboard with an onboard GeForce graphics card. Figure 1 shows the 7150/630i
motherboard and Figures 2 shows the back panel connectors.
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18
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1.
CPU Socket
10. USB 2.0 Header
2.
NVIDIA MCP with Passive Cooling
11. Front Panel Audio Head
der
3.
4-Pin CPU Fan Connector
12. PCI Slots
S
4.
DDR2 DIMM Mem
mory Slots
13. PCI-E
E x1 Slot
5.
FDD Connector
14. PCI-E
E x16 Slot
6.
24-Pin ATX Powerr Connector
15. Backk Panel Connectors
7.
IDE HDD Connecttor
16. 4-Pin
n CPU Power Conne
ector
8.
SATA Ports
17. 3-Pin
n System Fan Conn
nector
9.
Front Panel Heade
er
18. Moth
herboard CMOS Batttery
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19. Clear CMOS Jumpe
er
Figure
e 1. e-7010/610i Mottherboard Layout
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Note: Actual motherboard
m
may varyy from pictures
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1
3
4
5
5
1. PS//2 Keyboard Po
ort
2. LAN
N Port with LED
Ds to indicate status:
s
Activity LED
Status
Off
Blinking (Green)
3.
4.
5.
6.
Description
No data transmission
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Data transmission
L
Status
Speed/Link LED
Description
Gree
en
100 Mbps data rate
Offf
10 Mbps data rate
PS//2 Mouse Port
e-7
7050 Integrated
d Graphics VGA
A Output
USB
B 2.0 ports (Fo
our)
Aud
dio Port
2-C
Channel
6-Channel
Gre
een
Lin
ne-Out
Front Speake
er Out
Pink
Micc In
Mic In
Ora
Center/Subw
ange
woofer
Black
Rear Speakerr Out
ey
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Figure 1. Chassis Back Pa
anel Connecctors
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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.
1. Unhook the socket lever by pushing down and away from the socket.
2. Lift the load plate. There is a protective socket cover on the load plate to
protect the socket when there is no CPU installed.
3. Remove the protective socket cover from the load plate.
4. Remove the processor from its protective cover, making sure you hold it
only by the edges.
It is a good idea to save the cover so that whenever you remove the CPU,
you have a safe place to store it.
5. Align the notches in the processor with the notches on the socket.
6. Lower the processor straight down into the socket with out tilting or sliding
it into the socket
Note: Make sure the CPU is fully seated and level in the socket.
7. Close the load plate over the CPU and press down while you close and engage
the socket lever.
Align notches with
notches on the CPU
Installing the CPU heat sink/fan
There are many different heat sink types that can be used with this motherboard. Follow the
instruction that came with your fan assembly. Be sure that the fan orientation is correct for
your chassis type and your fan assembly.
Installing System Memory (DIMMs)
Your new motherboard has two 1.8V 240-pin slots for DDR2 memory. These slots support
256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB DDR2 technologies. There must be at least one memory
bank populated to ensure normal operation.
*Any of the two DIMM slots may be used as primary if only using one memory module.
1. Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the module clips outward.
2. Align the memory module to the DIMM slot, and insert the module vertically into the
DIMM slot. The plastic clips at both sides of the DIMM slot automatically lock the
DIMM into the connector.
Installing the Motherboard
The sequence of installing the motherboard into the chassis depends on the chassis you are
using and if you are replacing an existing motherboard or working with an empty chassis.
Determine if it would be easier to make all the connections prior to this step or to secure the
motherboard and then make all the connections.
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 chassis covers to lock
into place and for the expansion cards. Also make sure the CPU Fan assembly is aligned
with the vents on the covers.
Installing the I/O Shield
The motherboard kit comes with an I/O shield that is used to block radio frequency
transmissions, protects internal components from dust, foreign objects, and promotes
correct airflow within the chassis.
Before installing the motherboard, install the I/O shield from the inside of the chassis. Press
the I/O shield into place and make sure it fits securely. If the I/O shield does not fit into
the chassis, you would need to obtain the proper size from the chassis supplier.
Securing the Motherboard into a System Case
Most computer chassis have a base with mounting studs or spacers 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 stud to prevent the possibility of a short circuit.
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2.
3.
4.
Carefully place the motherboard onto the studs/spacers located inside the chassis.
Align the mounting holes with the studs/spacers.
Align the connectors to the I/O shield.
Ensure that the fan assembly is aligned with the chassis vents according to the fan
assembly instruction.
5. Secure the motherboard with a minimum of six screws.
Pow
wer Con
nnection
ns
This motheerboard requirres an ATX power supply. Make sure yo
our power sup
pply can
provide enough wattage to power all the
t componen
nts you will bee installing.
24-pin ATX Pow
wer (PWR1)
is th
he main power supply conn
nector located along the edgge of the boardd next to the
DIMM slots. Make sure that the poweer supply cable and pins aree properly aliggned with the
wer supply cable into the co
onnector and
connector on the motheerboard. Firmlly plug the pow
make sure it is secure.
PWR1
PWR1 connecto
or
Plug power cable
from system pow
wer
supply to PWR1
n ATX 12V Power
P
(PWR2)
8-pin
PWR2,
thee 4-Pin ATX 12V
1 power con
nnection, is ussed to providee power to thee CPU. Align
the pins to the connecto
or and press firrmly until seatted. The conn
nection is notcched and will
o way.
only fit in one
FD
DD Connecttor
The motheerboard suppo
orts a standardd 360K, 720K
K, 1.2M, 1.44m
m, and a 2.88M
M floppy disk
drive (FDD
D).
Co
onnecting IDE Hard Diisk Drives
The IDE connector
c
supports Ultra AT
TA
133/100/666 IDE hard disk
d drives.
Connect th
he cable end with
w a single co
onnector to th
he
motherboaard.
If you instaall two hard diisk drives, youu must configuure the secondd
drive as a slave
s
device byy setting its jumper accordin
ngly. Refer to
the hard diisk documentaation for the juumper settinggs.
onnecting Serial
S
ATA Cables
C
Co
The Serial ATA
A
II conneector is used to
t connect thee Serial
ATA II devvice to the mo
otherboard. These
T
connecto
ors support
the thin Serial ATA II caables for prim
mary storage deevices. The
B/s data
current Serrial ATA II intterface allows up to 300MB
transfer ratte.
There are four serial ATA co
T
onnectors on the
t motherbo
oard. These
co
onnectors sup
pport RAID 0, RAID 1.
Co
onnecting Internal Hea
aders
Pllease refer to #9 of in the table
t
of Figuree 1. e-7010/6110i Motherboaard
Layout for the location of th
he Front Panell Headers.
Front Pan
nel Header
The front panel
p
header on
o this motheerboard is one connector used to
connect the following fo
our cables:
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PWRLED
‰
PWRSW
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HD_LE
ED
‰
RESET
T
Attach
h the front pan
nel power LED
D cable to thee PWR LED connector.
c
Th
he Power LED
D
indicattes the system’s status.
Attach
h the power buutton cable fro
om the case to
o these two piins. Pressing th
he powerbutto
on
on the front panel tuurns the system
m on off rather than using the power sup
pply button.
Attach
h the hard diskk drive indicattor LED cablee to these two pins. The HD
DD indicator
LED in
ndicates the activity
a
status of
o the hard disks.
Attach
h the Reset swi
witch cable from
m the front paanel of the casse to these tw
wo pins. The
system
m restarts when
n the RESET switch
s
is presssed.
Note: Some chassis do not have all
a four cabless. Be sure to match
m
the nam
me on the con
nnectors to th
he correspondiing pins.
USB
B Headers
The motheerboard contaiins 10-pin inteernal USB heaader connecto
or(s).
These can be used for a front panel USB
U connectio
on or USB braacket.
Audio
The audio connector supports the HD audio standard. Most cases come with a 10 pin
standard block which will align and plug directly in to the header. In some cases there will
be individual plugs which will need to be plugged in.
Table 1.
Front Audio Connector
Connector
Pin
Front Audio Connector
1
PORT1_L - Analog Port 1 - left channel (Microphone)
2
AUD_GND - Ground
3
PORT1_R – Analog Port 1 – right channel (Microphone)
2
4
6
8
10
1
3
5
7
9
Signal
4
PRESENCE# - Active signal that indicates FP audio is present
5
PORT2_R – Analog Port 2 - right channel (Headphone)
6
SENSE1_RETURN – Jack detection return for front panel (Jack1)
7
SENSE_SEND – Jack detection sense line
8
Empty
9
PORT2_L – Analog port 2 – left channel (Headphone)
10
SENSE2_RETURN – Jack detection return for front panel (Jack2)
Fan Connections
There are two types fan connections, the system fan and the CPU fan. The fan speed can be
detected and viewed in the PC Health Status section of the CMOS Setup. Both fans are
automatically turned off after the system enters S3, S4 and S5 mode.
Note that the CPU fan cable can be
either a 3-pin or a 4-pin connector.
Connect a 3-pin connector to pins 1, 2,
and 3 on the motherboard connector.
CPU Fan Connector
4
3
2
1
GND SENSE
PWR
CONTROL
Expansion Slots
The EVGA nForce motherboard contains four expansion slots, two PCI Express slots and
two PCI slots.
PCI Slots
The two PCI slots support many expansion cards such as a LAN card, USB card, SCSI card
and other cards that comply with PCI specifications. When installing a card into the PCI
slot, be sure that it is fully seated. Secure the card’s metal bracket to the chassis back panel
with the screw used to hold the blank cover.
PCI Express x1 Slot
There is one PCI Express x1 slot that is designed to accommodate less bandwidth-intensive
cards, such as a modem or LAN card. The x1 slot provides 250 MB/sec bandwidth.
PCI Express x16 Slot
The PCI Express x16 slot is reserved for a graphics card. The bandwidth of the x16 slot is
up to 4GB/sec (8GB/sec concurrent). When installing a PCI Express x16 card, be sure the
retention clip snaps and locks the card into place. If the card is not seated properly, it could
cause a short across the pins. Secure the card’s metal bracket to the chassis back panel with
the screw used to hold the blank cover.
Install your Operating System
Boot up your machine, setup any hardware configurations within the BIOS setup if needed.
Boot from your OS disk. Once your operating system is installed use the provided driver
disk to install the appropriate drivers.