Abit AN8 SLI User`s manual
Socket 939 System Board
User’s Manual
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Rev. 1.01
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1.
1-1.
1-2.
1-3.
Chapter 2.
2-1.
2-2.
2-3.
2-4.
2-5.
Hardware Setup.................................................................... 2-1
Install The Motherboard...........................................................................2-1
Install CPU, Heatsink and Fan Assembly................................................2-2
Install System Memory ............................................................................2-4
Install two Graphics Cards with NVIDIA SLI Technology ....................2-6
Connectors, Headers and Switches ..........................................................2-9
(1). ATX Power Input Connectors ........................................................2-9
(2). FAN Power Connectors ...............................................................2-10
(3). CMOS Memory Clearing Header ................................................2-11
(4). Front Panel Switches & Indicators Headers ................................2-12
(5). Additional USB Port Headers ......................................................2-13
(6). Additional IEEE1394 Port Headers .............................................2-13
(7). Wake-up Header...........................................................................2-14
(8). GURU Panel Connection Header ................................................2-15
(9). Floppy and IDE Disk Drive Connectors ......................................2-16
(10). Serial ATA Connectors .................................................................2-17
(11). Status Indicators...........................................................................2-18
(12). POST Code Display .....................................................................2-19
(13). PCI Express x1 Slots....................................................................2-20
(14). PCI Express x16 Slot ...................................................................2-21
(15). SLI Switchboard Slot...................................................................2-22
(16). AUDIOMAX Slot ........................................................................2-23
(17). Front Panel Audio Connection Header ........................................2-29
(18). Internal Audio Connectors ...........................................................2-30
(19). Back Panel Connectors ................................................................2-31
Chapter 3.
3-1.
3-2.
3-3.
Introduction .......................................................................... 1-1
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Features & Specifications ........................................................................1-3
Layout Diagram .......................................................................................1-5
BIOS Setup............................................................................ 3-1
µGuru™ Utility .........................................................................................3-2
Standard CMOS Features.......................................................................3-10
Advanced BIOS Features.......................................................................3-13
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3-4.
3-5.
3-6.
3-7.
3-8.
3-9.
3-10.
3-11.
3-12.
Advanced Chipset Features....................................................................3-15
Integrated Peripherals ............................................................................3-18
Power Management Setup .....................................................................3-23
PnP/PCI Configurations.........................................................................3-25
Load Fail-Safe Defaults .........................................................................3-27
Load Optimized Defaults .......................................................................3-27
Set Password ..........................................................................................3-27
Save & Exit Setup ..................................................................................3-27
Exit Without Saving...............................................................................3-27
Appendix A.
Install nVidia nForce Chipset Driver ............................................. A-1
Appendix B.
Install Realtek Audio Driver............................................................ B-1
Appendix C.
Install USB 2.0 Driver ..................................................................... C-1
Appendix D.
Install AMD64 Processor Driver.....................................................D-1
Appendix E.
Install ABIT µGuru Utility .............................................................. E-1
Appendix F.
AN8 NVRaid Floppy Disk ............................................................... F-1
Appendix G.
POST Code Definition .....................................................................G-1
Appendix H.
Troubleshooting (Need Assistance?)...............................................H-1
Appendix I.
How to Get Technical Support ......................................................... I-1
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Introduction
1-1
Chapter 1. Introduction
1-1. Fatal1ty
FATAL1TY STORY
Who knew that at age 19, I would be a
World Champion PC gamer. When I was
13, I actually played competitive billiards in
professional tournaments and won four or
five games off guys who played at the
highest level. I actually thought of making
a career of it, but at that young age
situations change rapidly. Because I’ve
been blessed with great hand-eye
coordination and a grasp of mathematics (an
important element in video gaming) I
gravitated to that activity.
GOING PRO
I started professional gaming in 1999 when I entered the CPL (Cyberathlete Professional
League) tournament in Dallas and won $4,000 for coming in third place. Emerging as one
of the top players in the United States, a company interested in sponsoring me flew me to
Sweden to compete against the top 12 players in the world. I won 18 straight games, lost
none, and took first place, becoming the number one ranked Quake III player in the world in
the process. Two months later I followed that success by traveling to Dallas and defending
my title as the world’s best Quake III player, winning the $40,000 grand prize. My earned
frags allowed at this tournament were 2.5. From there I entered competitions all over the
world, including Singapore, Korea, Germany, Australia, Holland and Brazil in addition to Los
Angeles, New York and St. Louis.
WINNING STREAK
I was excited to showcase my true gaming skills when defending my title as CPL Champion
of the year at the CPL Winter 2001 because I would be competing in a totally different first
person shooter (fps) game, Alien vs. Predator II. I won that competition and walked away
with a new car. The next year I won the same title playing Unreal Tournament 2003,
becoming the only three-time CPL champion. And I did it playing a different game each
year, something no one else has ever done and a feat of which I am extremely proud.
At QuakeCon 2002, I faced off against my rival ZeRo4 in one of the most highly anticipated
matches of the year, winning in a 14 to (-1) killer victory. Competing at Quakecon 2004, I
became the World’s 1st Doom3 Champion by defeating Daler in a series of very challenging
matches and earning $25,000 for the victory.
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LIVIN’ LARGE
Since my first big tournament wins, I have been a “Professional Cyberathlete”, traveling the
world and livin’ large with lots of International media coverage on outlets such as MTV,
ESPN and G4TV to name only a few. It's unreal - it's crazy. I’m living a dream by playing
video games for a living. I’ve always been athletic and took sports like hockey and football
very seriously, working out and training hard. This discipline helps me become a better
gamer and my drive to be the best has opened the doors necessary to become a professional.
A DREAM
Now, another dream is being realized – building the ultimate gaming computer, made up of
the best parts under my own brand. Quality hardware makes a huge difference in
competitions…a couple more frames per second and everything gets really nice. It's all
about getting the computer processing faster and allowing more fluid movement around the
maps.
My vision for Fatal1ty hardware is to allow gamers to focus on the game without worrying
about their equipment, something I’ve preached since I began competing. I don’t want to
worry about my equipment. I want it to be there – over and done with - so I can focus on the
game. I want it to be the fastest and most stable computer equipment on the face of the
planet, so quality is what Fatal1ty brand products will represent.
FATAL1TY BRAIN TRUST
This is just the beginning. We’re already in development for several new products, including
high-level Fatal1ty – PWX systems for next year, and I’m really grateful to all my Fatal1ty
Brain Trust partners for helping make my dreams a reality.
I know there is a business side to all of this, but for me the true reward is making products
that are so good I can win with them – and making them available to fellow gamers.
Gaming is my life, and many fellow gamers around the world are also some of my best
friends, so giving back to the gaming community is really important to me.
Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel
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1-2. Features & Specifications
1. CPU
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Supports AMD Athlon 64/64FX 939-pin K8 CPU with 2GHz system bus using Hyper
Transport Technology
•
Supports AMD CPU Cool ‘n’ Quiet Technology
2. Chipset
•
NVIDIA nForce4 SLI single chip
•
Integrated NVIDIA Gigabit Ethernet and NVIDIA Firewall
3. NVIDIA SLI Technology
•
•
Two PCI-Express X16 slots support NVIDIA Scalable Link Interface
Increase bandwidth of the PCI Express™ bus providing 60x the bandwidth of PCI
4. Memory
•
•
•
Four 184-pin DIMM sockets
Supports 4 DIMM Dual DDR 400/333/266 non-ECC un-buffered memory
Supports maximum memory capacity up to 4GB
5. ABIT Engineered
•
ABIT uGuru™ 2003 Technology
•
ABIT OTES™ Technology
•
ABIT AudioMAX™ Technology
•
ABIT CPU ThermalGuard™ Technology
6. NV SATA RAID
•
Supports SATA 3Gbps data transfer rate
•
Supports SATA RAID 0/1/0+1
7. NV GbE LAN
•
NVIDIA Gigabit Ethernet Controller
•
NVIDIA Secure Networking Engine
8. NV Firewall
•
Native NVIDIA Firewall
9. IEEE 1394
•
Supports IEEE 1394 at 100/200/400 Mb/s transfer rate
10. Audio
•
•
High quality 7.1-channel Audio Card
Optical S/P DIF In/Out
•
Supports auto jack sensing
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11. Internal I/O Connectors
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
2x PCI-E X16 slot
2x PCI-E X1 slots
2x PCI slots
1x Audio daughter card port
1x Floppy port supports up to 2.88MB
2x Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33 IDE connectors
4x SATA 3G connectors
•
•
3x USB headers
1x IEEE 1394 header
12. Back Panel I/O
•
•
•
•
1x IEEE 1394 Connector
1x PS/2 keyboard, 1x PS/2 mouse
4x USB, 1x RJ-45 LAN Connector
1x Dual OTES
13. Miscellaneous
•
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ATX form factor: 305 x 245 mm
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1-3. Layout Diagram
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Chapter 1
Hardware Setup
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Chapter 2. Hardware Setup
Before the Installation: Turn off the power supply switch (fully turn off the +5V standby power), or
disconnect the power cord before installing or unplugging any connectors or add-on cards. Failing to do
so may cause the motherboard components or add-on cards to malfunction or be damaged.
2-1. Install The Motherboard
Most computer chassis have a base with many mounting holes to allow a motherboard to be securely
attached and at the same time, prevent short circuits. There are two ways to attach the motherboard to the
chassis base:
1. use with studs
2. use with spacers
In principle, the best way to attach the board is
with 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.
ATTENTION: 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.
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2-2. Install CPU, Heatsink and Fan Assembly
Please pay attention to the following notices
before installing the CPU and heatsink/fan
assembly.
1. Always use the processor with the
Heatsink and Fan Assembly installed.
2. Do not touch the pins on the processor.
3. If you ever need to reinstall the Heatsink
and fan Assembly, please clean the
heatsink surface and apply new thermal
interface material first.
3. Lower the locking lever to the fully locked
position.
1. Pull out the socket locking lever slightly,
then lift it up.
4.
2. Align the corner with triangle mark of the
processor with the marking on the motherboard,
and then place the processor vertical down into
the socket.
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Apply thermal interface material.
5. Place the heatsink and fan assembly onto
the retention frame. Match the heatsink clip
with the socket mounting lug. Hook the spring
clip to the mounting lug.
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6. On the other side, push the retention clip
straight down to lock into the plastic lug on the
retention frame.
7. Turn the cam lever to lock into the retention
frame.
8. Attach the four-pin power plug from the
heatsink and fan assembly to the CPU FAN
connector.
For detailed information on how to install your
heatsink and fan assembly, please refer to the
instruction manual that came packed with the
heatsink and fan assembly you bought.
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2-3. Install System Memory
This motherboard provides four 184-pin DDR DIMM slots for Single/Dual Channel DDR 400/333/266
memory modules with memory expansion size up to 4GB.
Table 2-1. Valid Memory Configurations
Bank
Memory Module
Total Memory
Bank 0, 1 (DIMM1)
128, 256, 512MB, 1GB
128MB ~ 1GB
Bank 2, 3 (DIMM2)
128, 256, 512MB, 1GB
128MB ~ 1GB
Bank 4, 5 (DIMM3)
128, 256, 512MB, 1GB
128MB ~ 1GB
Bank 6, 7 (DIMM4)
128, 256, 512MB, 1GB
128MB ~ 1GB
Total System Memory
128MB ~ 4GB
Table 2-2. Unbuffered DIMM Support For AMD 939-pin Processor
Data Bus
64-bits
(Single
Channel)
128-bits
(Dual
Channel)
DIMM1
DIMM2
DIMM3
DIMM4
Maximum
DRAM Speed
Single rank
N/A
Empty
N/A
DDR400
Double rank
N/A
Empty
N/A
DDR400
Empty
N/A
Single rank
N/A
DDR400
Empty
N/A
Double rank
N/A
DDR400
Single rank
N/A
Single rank
N/A
DDR400
Single rank
N/A
Double rank
N/A
DDR400
Double rank
N/A
Single rank
N/A
DDR400
Double rank
N/A
Double rank
N/A
DDR333
Single rank
Single rank
Empty
Empty
DDR400
Double rank
Double rank
Empty
Empty
DDR400
Empty
Empty
Single rank
Single rank
DDR400
Empty
Empty
Double rank
Double rank
DDR400
Single rank
Single rank
Single rank
Single rank
DDR400
Single rank
Single rank
Double rank
Double rank
DDR400
Double rank
Double rank
Single rank
Single rank
DDR400
Double rank
Double rank
Double rank
Double rank
DDR333
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To reach the performance of Dual Channel DDR, the following rules must be obeyed:
•
When installing TWO DIMM modules: Install DIMM modules of the same type and size for
slots [DIMM1]+[DIMM2] or slots [DIMM3]+[DIMM4].
•
When installing FOUR DIMM modules: Install DIMM modules of the same type and size for
slots [DIMM1]+[DIMM2], and slots [DIMM3]+[DIMM4].
NOTE: Usually there is no hardware or BIOS setup requires after adding or removing memory modules,
but you will have to clear the CMOS memory first if any memory module related problem occurs.
Power off the computer and unplug the AC power cord before installing or removing memory modules.
1.
Locate the DIMM slot on the board.
2.
Hold two edges of the DIMM module
carefully, keep away of touching its
connectors.
3.
Align the notch key on the module with the
rib on the slot.
4.
Firmly press the module into the slots until
the ejector tabs at both sides of the slot
automatically snaps into the mounting notch.
Do not force the DIMM module in with extra
force as the DIMM module only fit in one direction.
5.
To remove the DIMM modules, push the two ejector tabs on the slot outward simultaneously, and
then pull out the DIMM module.
ATTENTION: 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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2-4.
Chapter 2
Install two Graphics Cards with NVIDIA SLI Technology
This motherboard supports the NVIDIA SLI (Scalable-Link-Interface) technology, allowing the operation
of two identical (the same model from the same manufacturer) PCI Express x16 graphics cards.
NOTE: The NVIDIA SLI technology currently supports the Windows XP operating system only.
Normal Mode: Leave the SLI Switch to its
default Normal mode and insert the graphics
card into PCIEXP1 slot. The PCIEXP2 slot
functions as a PCIE x1 slot under this mode.
SLI Mode: Switch the SLI Switch to SLI
Mode and insert the SLI-ready graphics
cards into PCIEXP1 and PCIEXP2 slots.
NOTE: When PCIEXP2 slot functions as a PCIE x1 slot under Normal mode, insert the PCIE x1 card
into the marked area of PCIEXP2 slot.
This motherboard is factory pre-installed with an ABIT SLI switchboard. By the default “Normal” mode,
this motherboard is set for one single graphics card operation. To operate two graphics cards on this
motherboard, you will have to set the switchboard to “SLI” mode in advance.
•
Prepare two identical NVIDIA certified, SLI-ready PCI Express x16 graphics cards.
•
Make sure the graphics card driver supports the NVIDIA SLI technology. Download the latest
driver form NVIDIA website (www.nvidia.com).
•
Make sure your power supply unit is sufficient to provide the minimum power required.
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Please follow the instructions below to set the
system to SLI mode and install your graphics
cards.
NOTE: Please handle the switchboard with
caution. Watch out for the sharp edges.
3. Slightly push down the switchboard until
the retention clip snap into places. Make sure
the switchboard is completely inserted into the
slot.
1. Simultaneously push the two retention clips
at both ends outward to release the switchboard.
Carefully pull the switchboard out of the slot.
4. Insert the two graphics cards into PCIEXP1
and PCIEXP2 slots on the motherboard.
2. Flip the switchboard over to the side
labeled with “SLI”. Carefully insert the
switchboard into the slot.
5. There are goldfingers on your SLI Graphics
Cards reserved for the SLI Bridge Connector.
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6. Insert the SLI Bridge Connector into the
SLI goldfingers on each graphics card.
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8. Insert the SLI bracket into the bracket slot
between the graphics cards. Secure the SLI
bracket and the graphics cards to the chassis
with screws.
NOTE: The OTES SLIpstream that packed in
the package is optional. Please refer to the
Quick Installation Guide of the OTES
SLIpstream if you wish to install it.
7. The SLI bracket included in the package is
used for supporting the SLI bridge connector
and the two SLI graphics cards.
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IMPORTANT: Please disable the following
items in BIOS setup while running under SLI
mode: All the “FanEQ controls” (CPU, NB,
SYS, OTES1, OTES2 and AUX FanEQ Control)
and “Cool ’n’ Quiet Technology”. The system
may be unstable without doing so. Detail
information about these items will be described
in “Chapter 3. BIOS Setup”.
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2-5. Connectors, Headers and Switches
Here we will show you all of the connectors, headers and switches, and how to connect them. Please read
the entire section for necessary information before attempting to finish all the hardware installation inside
the computer chassis. A complete enlarged layout diagram is shown in Chapter 1 for all the positions of
connectors and headers on the board that you may refer to.
WARNING: Always power off the computer and unplug the AC power cord before adding or removing
any peripheral or component. Failing to do so may cause severe damage to your motherboard and/or
peripherals. Plug in the AC power cord only after you have carefully checked everything.
(1). ATX Power Input Connectors
This motherboard provides three power connectors to connect ATX12V power supplier.
NOTE: This 24-pin power connector (ATXPWR1) is compatible with the older 20-pin plug. When
plugging a 20-pin plug to this connector, pins 11, 12, 23, and 24 should be left unconnected.
NOTE: For a heavily loaded system, a power supply that provides a minimum of 350W and 20A on the
+5VDC rail is recommended. To support wake-up features, 2A on the +5VSB rail is required.
The auxiliary 12V power connector [ATX4P1] provides an additional
power source for devices added on PCI Express slots. It is highly
recommended to attach 12V power from the power supplier for the best
system stability.
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(2). FAN Power Connectors
These connectors each provide power to the cooling fans installed in your system.
•
CPUFAN1: CPU Fan Power Connector
•
NBFAN1: Chipset Fan Power Connector
•
SYSFAN1: System Fan Power Connector
•
AUXFAN1: Auxiliary Fan Power Connector
•
OTESFAN1, OTESFAN2: OTES Fan Power Connector
WARNING: These fan connectors are not jumpers. DO NOT place jumper caps on these connectors.
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(3). CMOS Memory Clearing Header
This header uses a jumper cap to clear the CMOS memory.
•
Pin 1-2 shorted (default): Normal operation.
•
Pin 2-3 shorted: Clear CMOS memory.
WARNING: Turn the power off first (including the +5V standby power) before clearing the CMOS
memory. Failing to do so may cause your system to work abnormally or malfunction.
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(4). 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 “+” aligning to the pin in the figure below
stands for positive polarity for the LED connection. Please pay attention to connect these headers. A
wrong orientation will simply cause the LED to not light, but a wrong connection of the switches could
cause system malfunction.
•
HLED (Pin 1, 3):
Connects to the HDD LED cable of chassis front panel.
•
RST (Pin 5, 7):
Connects to the Reset Switch cable of chassis front panel.
•
SPKR (Pin 13, 15, 17, 19):
Connects to the System Speaker cable of chassis.
•
SLED (Pin 2, 4):
Connects to the Suspend LED cable (if there is one) of chassis front panel.
•
PWR (Pin 6, 8):
Connects to the Power Switch cable of chassis front panel.
•
PLED (Pin 16, 18, 20):
Connects to the Power LED cable of chassis front panel.
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(5). Additional USB Port Headers
These headers each provide 2 additional USB 2.0 ports connection through an USB cable designed for
USB 2.0 specifications.
Pin
Pin Assignment
Pin
Pin Assignment
1
VCC
2
VCC
3
Data0 -
4
Data1 -
5
Data0 +
6
Data1 +
7
Ground
8
Ground
9
NC
10
NC
(6). Additional IEEE1394 Port Headers
This header provides one additional IEEE1394 port connection through an extension cable and bracket.
Pin
Pin Assignment
Pin
Pin Assignment
1
TPA0 +
2
TPA0 -
3
GND
4
GND
5
TPB0 +
6
TPB0 -
7
+12V
8
+12V
9
NC
10
GND
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(7). Wake-up Header
These headers use a jumper cap to enable/disable the wake-up function.
•
PS2-PWR1:
Pin 1-2 shorted: Disable wake-up function support at Keyboard/Mouse port.
Pin 2-3 shorted (default): Enable wake-up function support at Keyboard/Mouse port.
•
USB-PWR1:
Pin 1-2 shorted: Disable wake-up function support at USB1 port.
Pin 2-3 shorted (default): Enable wake-up function support at USB1 port.
•
USB-PWR2:
Pin 1-2 shorted: Disable wake-up function support at USB2 port.
Pin 2-3 shorted (default): Enable wake-up function support at USB2 port.
•
USB-PWR3:
Pin 1-2 shorted: Disable wake-up function support at FP-USB1 port.
Pin 2-3 shorted (default): Enable wake-up function support at FP-USB1 port.
•
USB-PWR4:
Pin 1-2 shorted: Disable wake-up function support at FP-USB2 port.
Pin 2-3 shorted (default): Enable wake-up function support at FP-USB2 port.
•
USB-PWR5:
Pin 1-2 shorted: Disable wake-up function support at FP-USB3 port.
Pin 2-3 shorted (default): Enable wake-up function support at FP-USB3 port.
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(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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(9). 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.
NOTE: 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.
NOTE: 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.
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(10). Serial ATA Connectors
These connectors are provided to attach one Serial ATA device at each channel via Serial ATA cable.
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(11). Status Indicators
• LED1 (5VSB): This LED lights up when the power supply is connected with power source.
• LED2 (VCC): This LED lights up when the system power is on.
• LED3: This LED lights up when the system works on SLI mode.
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(12). POST Code Display
This is an LED device to display the “POST” Code, the acronym of 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.
This LED device also displays the “POST” Code of AC2003, an “uGuru” chipset developed exclusively
by ABIT computer.
NOTE: The decimal point lights up when executing the AC2003 POST action.
See Appendix for both AWARD and AC2003 POST Code definition.
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(13). PCI Express x1 Slots
These slots are used to attach the next generation of I/O architecture.
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(14). PCI Express x16 Slot
This motherboard supports the operation of one PCI Express x16 graphics card or two SLI-ready PCI
Express x16 graphics cards that comply with PCI Express x16 specifications.
By the default “Normal” mode, this motherboard is set for one single graphics card operation. The
“PCIEXP1” slot functions as PCI Express x16, while as “PCIEXP2” functions as PCI Express x1.
To operate two graphics cards on this motherboard, you will have to set the SLI switchboard to “SLI”
mode in advance. See the description on section “2.4 Install two Graphics Cards with NVIDIA SLI
Technology” for details.
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Chapter 2
(15). SLI Switchboard Slot
This slot and the pre-installed ABIT SLI Switch set the graphic mode to either Normal or SLI mode.
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(16). AUDIOMAX Slot
The slot “AUDIOMAX1” provides the audio input/output connection at back panel through an audio
daughter-card.
NOTE: Install this daughter-card at slot “AUDIOMAX1”.
• SPDIF OUT: This connector provides an S/PDIF-Out connection through optical fiber to digital
multimedia devices.
• Line-in/IN: This is a multi-functional connector. This connector provides an S/PDIF-In
connection through optical fiber to digital multimedia devices. It also connects to the line out from
external audio sources.
• Mic-in: Connects to the plug from external microphone.
• Line-out: Connects to the front left and front right channel in the 7.1-channel or regular 2-channel
audio system.
• Cen/Sub: 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.
• S.L./S.R. (Surround Left / Surround Right): Connects to the surround left and surround
right channel in the 7.1 channel audio system.
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S/PDIF Connection:
Note: Remove the rubber protection-caps before using this optical fiber cable.
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• S/PDIF Output Connection:
1.
Pull out the 3.5mm adapter at one end. Plug the rest of this end into the [SPDIF OUT] jack on
the daughter-card.
2.
Plug another end into the [S/PDIF In] (Digital In) jack on your digital multimedia device.
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• S/PDIF Input Connection:
1.
Plug the end with 3.5mm adapter into the [Line-in/IN] jack on this daughter-card. (This jack is
used for either optical or line input.)
2.
Plug another end into the [S/PDIF Out] (Digital Out) jack on your digital multimedia device
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• Line-in connection:
1.
Plug one end of a standard 3.5mm audio stereo cable into the [Line-in/IN] jack on this
daughter card.
2.
Plug another end into the [Line-out] jack on your multimedia device
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Analog connection for 7.1 channel audio system:
Please follow the below diagram to connect your sound system to the audio daughter card.
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(17). Front Panel Audio Connection Header
This header provides the connection to audio connector at front panel.
Pin
1
3
5
7
9
Pin Assignment
Audio Mic.
Audio Mic. Bias
Speaker Out Right
Channel
X
Speaker Out Left
Channel
Pin
2
4
6
8
10
Pin Assignment
Ground
VCC
Speaker Out Right
Channel Return
NC
Speaker Out Left
Channel Return
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(18). Internal Audio Connectors
These connectors connect to the audio output of internal CD-ROM drive or add-on card.
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(19). Back Panel Connectors
• Mouse: Connects to PS/2 mouse.
• Keyboard: Connects to PS/2 keyboard.
• IEEE1: Connects to devices of IEEE1394 protocol
• LAN1: Connects to Local Area Network.
• USB1/USB2: Connects to USB devices such as scanner, digital speakers, monitor, mouse,
keyboard, hub, digital camera, joystick etc.
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For more information:
www.abit.com.tw
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Chapter 3. BIOS Setup
This motherboard provides a programmable EEPROM 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 it failed by these two methods can
you restart the system by powering it off and then back on.
After pressing <Del> key, the main menu screen appears.
Phoenix – Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
► µGuru Utility
► PnP/PCI Configurations
► Standard CMOS Features
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
↑ ↓ → ← : Select Item
(NF-CK804-6A61FA1BC-00)
F7 :Load PROFILE from BIOS
OC Guru & ABIT EQ
NOTE: In order to increase system stability and performance, our engineering staffs are 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 what you see on your screen.
In the BIOS Setup main menu, you can see several options. We will explain these options step by step in
the following pages of this chapter, but let us first see a short description of the function keys you may
use here.
Esc:
Press this button to quit the BIOS Setup.
↑↓← →:
Press these buttons to choose, in the main menu, the option you want to confirm or to modify.
F10:
When you have completed the setup of BIOS parameters, press this button to save these parameters and
to exit the BIOS Setup menu.
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Chapter 3
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:
OC Guru:
µGuru Utility V1.00
OC Guru
ABIT EQ
Brand Name: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+
Frequency: 2200MHz
CPU Operating Speed
- External Clock
- Multiplier Factor
- PCIE Clock
2200(200)
200 MHz
x11.0
100 MHz
Voltages Control
- CPU Core Voltage
- DDR SDRAM Voltage
- DDR VTT Voltage
- nForce4 Voltage
- HyperTransport Voltage
DDR Ref. Voltage
CPU Ref. Voltage
[Auto Detect]
1.350V
2.60V
DDR/2
1.50V
1.20V
Default
Default
Power Cycle Statistics
Press Enter
Item Help
↑↓:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F8: On The Fly F10:Save ESC:Exit
Brand Name:
This item displays the CPU model name installed on this motherboard.
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:
WARNING: 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 loss, 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 result 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.
NOTE: Some processors might have this multiplier factor locked, so there is no way to choose a higher
multiplier factor.
!
PCIE Clock
This item selects the PCI Express frequency.
Voltages Control:
This option allows you to switch between the default and user-defined voltages. Leave this setting to
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:
This item selects the CPU core voltage.
!
DDR SDRAM Voltage:
This item selects the voltage for DRAM slot.
!
DDR VTT Voltage:
This item selects the voltage for VTTMEM port.
!
nForce4 Voltage:
This item selects the NB voltage.
!
HyperTransport Voltage:
This item selects the voltage for LDT Bus.
DDR Ref Voltage:
This Item selects the voltage for DDR memory reference.
CPU Ref Voltage:
This Item selects the voltage for CPU memory reference.
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Power Cycle Statistics:
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
µGuru Utility V1.00
OC Guru
ABIT EQ
Power Cycle Statistics
PC
PC
PC
PC
AC
AC
Up Time
Up Time Total
Power Cycles
Reset Button Cycles
Power On Total Time
Power Cycles
Item Help
1 Hours
8 Hours
44 Cycles
0 Cycles
16 Hours
24 Cycles
↑↓:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F8: On The Fly F10:Save ESC:Exit
These items display the power cycle statistics for each element.
ABIT EQ:
Click right-arrow <→> key to switch from OC Guru setup menu to ABIT EQ setup menu:
µGuru Utility V1.00
OC Guru
ABIT EQ
Item Help
ABIT EQ Beep Control
Enabled
Temperature Monitoring
Press Enter
Voltage Monitoring
Press Enter
Fan Speed Monitoring
Press Enter
FanEQ1 Control
Press Enter
FanEQ2 Control
Press Enter
↑↓:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
ABIT EQ Beep Control:
This item allows you to enable or disable ABIT EQ Beep Control function.
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Temperature Monitoring:
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
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BIOS Setup
OC Guru
(*)CPU Temperature
(*)SYS Temperature
(*)PWM Temperature
3-5
µGuru Utility V1.00
ABIT EQ
Temperature Monitoring
Reading
Shutdown Shutdown
Enable
Temp.
51°C/123°F (*)
85°/185°F
33°C/99°F ( )
65°C/149
°F
43°C/109°F ( )
90°°C/194°F
↑↓:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
Beep
Enable
(*)
(*)
(*)
Beep
Temp.
75°C/167°F
55°C/131°F
88°C/176°F
F10:Save ESC:Exit
CPU Temperature/System Temperature/PWM Temperature:
These items display the temperatures 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 would shutdown automatically.
!
Shutdown Temp.:
This item sets the temperature that would shutdown the system automatically in order to prevent system
overheats.
!
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.
NOTE: The shutdown temperature must be set above the warning temperature.
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Voltage Monitoring:
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
µGuru Utility V1.00
OC Guru
ABIT EQ
Voltage Monitoring
Reading Shutdown
Enable
(*)CPU Core Voltage
1.550V
(*)
(*)DDR Voltage
2.70V
( )
(*)DDR VTT Voltage
1.35V
( )
(*)nForce4 Voltage
1.52V
( )
(*)nForce4 Standby Voltage
1.50V
( )
(*)HyperTransport Voltage
1.19V
( )
(*)CPU VDDA 2.5V Voltage
2.58V
( )
(*)ATX +12V
11.70V
( )
(*)ATX +5V
5.03V
( )
(*)ATX +3.3V
3.39V
( )
(*)ATX 5VSB
5.06V
( )
↑↓:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
Beep
High
Enable Limit
(*)
1.89V
(*)
2.90V
(*)
1.55V
(*)
1.80V
(*)
1.85V
(*)
1.45V
(*)
3.00V
(*)
14.40V
(*)
6.00V
(*)
3.95V
(*)
6.00V
Low
Limit
1.00V
2.10V
1.05V
1.20V
1.25V
0.95V
2.00V
9.60V
4.00V
2.65V
4.00V
F10:Save ESC:Exit
All Voltages:
These items display the voltage of each element.
!
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 would 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.
NOTE: The value of high limit must be set above the one of low limit.
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Fan Speed Monitoring:
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
µGuru Utility V1.00
OC Guru
ABIT EQ
Fan Speed Monitoring
Reading
Shutdown
Enable
(*)CPU FAN Speed
4020 RPM (*)
(*)NB FAN Speed
N/A
( )
( )SYS FAN Speed
N/A
( )
(*)OTES1 FAN Speed
N/A
( )
(*)OTES2 FAN Speed
N/A
( )
(*)AUX FAN Speed
N/A
( )
Beep
Enable
(*)
( )
( )
( )
( )
( )
↑↓:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
Low Limit
1200
1200
1200
1200
1200
1200
RPM
RPM
RPM
RPM
RPM
RPM
F10:Save ESC:Exit
CPU/NB/SYS/OTES1/OTES2/AUX FAN Speed:
These items display the speed of the fans connected to CPU, NB, SYS, OTES1, OTES2 and AUX 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:
This item sets the low limit of fan speed.
NOTE: Only the fans with 3-pin plugs provide the speed monitoring function.
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FanEQ1 Control:
µGuru Utility V1.00
ABIT EQ
FanEQ1 Control
CPU FanEQ Control
Enabled
-Reference Temperature
CPU Temperature
-Control Temperature High
65°C/149°F
-Control Temperature Low
35°C/95°F
-DC Fan Voltage High
12.0V
-DC Fan Voltage Low
8.0V
NF4 FanEQ Control
Enable
-Reference Temperature
SYS Temperature
-Control Temperature High
45°C/113°F
-Control Temperature Low
35°C/95°F
-DC Fan Voltage High
12.0V
-DC Fan Voltage Low
8.0V
SYS FanEQ Control
Disabled
-Reference Temperature
SYS Temperature
-Control Temperature High
45°C/113°F
-Control Temperature Low
35°C/95°F
-DC Fan Voltage High
12.0V
-DC Fan Voltage Low
8.0V
OC Guru
↑↓:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
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Item Help
F10:Save ESC:Exit
FanEQ2 Control:
µGuru Utility V1.00
ABIT EQ
FanEQ1 Control
OTES1 FanEQ Control
Enabled
-Reference Temperature
SYS Temperature
-Control Temperature High
45°C/113°F
-Control Temperature Low
35°C/95°F
-DC Fan Voltage High
12.0V
-DC Fan Voltage Low
6.0V
OTES2 FanEQ Control
Enabled
-Reference Temperature
SYS Temperature
-Control Temperature High
45°C/113°F
-Control Temperature Low
35°C/95°F
-DC Fan Voltage High
12.0V
-DC Fan Voltage Low
6.0V
AUX FanEQ Control
Disabled
-Reference Temperature
SYS Temperature
-Control Temperature High
45°C/113°F
-Control Temperature Low
35°C/95°F
-DC Fan Voltage High
12.0V
-DC Fan Voltage Low
8.0V
OC Guru
↑↓:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
Item Help
F10:Save ESC:Exit
CPU/NB/SYS/OTES1/OTES2/AUX FanEQ Control:
When set to [Enabled], these items control the CPU, NB, SYS, OTES1, OTES2 and/or AUX fan speed by
the following setting combinations.
NOTE: Please disable all the FanEQ control items (CPU, NB, SYS, OTES1, OTES2 and AUX FanEQ
Control) while running under SLI mode.
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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:
This item sets the high and low temperature limits desired for the fan speed control.
!
DC Fan Voltage High/Low:
This item sets the high and low voltage limits for the fan.
NOTE: The value of high limit must be set above the one of low limit.
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Chapter 3
3-2. Standard CMOS Features
This section contains the basic configuration parameters of the BIOS. These parameters include date,
hour, VGA card, FDD and HDD settings.
Phoenix – Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Standard CMOS Features
Date (mm:dd:yy)
Thu. Jan 1 2005
Item Help
Time (hh:mm:ss)
12 : 34 : 56
►
►
►
►
►
►
►
►
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
IDE
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
1
1
2
2
3
4
5
6
Master
Slave
Master
Slave
Master
Master
Master
Master
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
Drive A
Drive B
Halt On
1.44M, 3.5 in.
None
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, IDE Channel 5 Master, IDE Channel 6
Master:
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Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
Phoenix – Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
IDE Channel 1 Master
IDE HDD Auto-Detection
Press Enter
Item Help
IDE Channel 1 Master
Access Mode
Auto
Auto
Capacity
0 MB
Cylinder
Head
Precomp
Landing Zone
Sector
0
0
0
0
0
↑↓:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
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, IDE Channel 3 Master, IDE Channel 4
Master, IDE Channel 5 Master, IDE Channel 6 Master:
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 to 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 number of cylinders.
Head:
This item configures the number of read/write heads.
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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 number of sectors per track.
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Back to Standard CMOS Features Setup Menu:
Drive A & Drive B:
This item sets the type of floppy drives (usually only Drive A) installed.
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 – Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced BIOS Features
► Removable Device Priority
Press Enter
Item Help
► Hard Disk Boot Priority
Press Enter
► CD-ROM Boot Priority
Press Enter
First Boot Device
Removable
Second Boot Device
CD-ROM
Third Boot Device
Hard Disk
Boot Other Device
Enabled
Swap Floppy Drive
Disabled
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Disabled
Boot Up NumLock Status
On
Security Option
Setup
MPS Version Ctrl For OS
1.4
Delay For HDD (Secs)
0
Full Screen Logo Show
Disabled
Disable Unused PCI Clock
Enable
↑↓:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
Removable Device Priority:
This item allows you to select the booting priority of removable devices.
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.
CD-ROM Boot Priority:
This item allows you to select the booting priority of CD-ROM devices.
NOTE: This item appears only if you install CD-ROM devices to your computer.
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.
Swap Floppy Drive:
When set to [Enabled], and the system is booting from the floppy drive, the system will boot from drive B
instead of the regular drive A. There must be two floppy drives connected in the system to use this
function.
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Boot Up Floppy Seek:
When the computer boots up, the BIOS detects if the system has a FDD or not. When this item is set to
Enabled, if the BIOS detects no floppy drive, it will display a floppy disk drive error message. If this item
is disabled, the BIOS will skip this test. The default setting is Disabled.
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.
[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 it 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.
To disable security, select Set Password at main menu and then you will be asked to enter the password.
Do not type anything and just press the <Enter> key and it will disable security. Once security is disabled,
the system will boot and you can enter the BIOS setup menu freely.
NOTE: 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 to its default setting.
Delay For HDD (Secs):
This item allows the BIOS to support some old or special IDE devices by prolonging this delay time. A
larger value will give more delay time to the device for which to initialize and to prepare for activation.
Full Screen LOGO Show:
This item determines to show the full screen logo when booting.
Disable unused PCI Clock:
This option disables the clock of PCI slot that is not in use.
[Enabled]: The system automatically detects the unused PCI slots, and stop sending clock signal to these
unused PCI slots.
[Disabled]: The system always sends clock signal to all PCI slots.
NOTE: Set this option to [Disabled] setting if there are adapters that cannot be automatically detected by
the system and will cause malfunction.
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3-4. Advanced Chipset Features
Phoenix – Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced Chipset Features
HT Frequency
4X
Item Help
HT Width
↓16 ↑16
► DRAM Configuration
Press Enter
SSE/SSE2 Instructions
Enable
System BIOS Cachable
Disable
↑↓:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
HT Frequency:
This item selects the LDT Bus Frequency.
HT Width:
This item selects the LDT Bus Width.
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DRAM Configuration:
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
Phoenix – Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
DRAM Configuration
DRAM Timing Selectable
Auto
Item Help
X - DRAM Clock
Auto
X - CAS latency Time
Auto
X - Row Cycle Time
Auto
X - Row Refresh Cycle Time
Auto
X - RAS# to CAS# delay
Auto
X - RAS# to RAS# delay
Auto
X - Min RAS# Active time
Auto
X - RAS# Precharge Time
Auto
X - Write Recovery Time
Auto
X - Write to Read Delay
Auto
X - DRAM Command rate
Auto
X - Burst Length
4 beats
X - Bank Interleaving
Enabled
32 bit Dram Memory Hole
Auto
MTRR mapping mode
Continuous
↑↓: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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DRAM Timing Selectable:
This item selects the DRAM timing mode. When set to “By SPD”, the BIOS will read the DRAM module
SPD data and automatically set to the values stored in it. Leave this item to its default “Auto” setting.
!
DRAM Clock:
This item sets the DRAM clock of your DRAM module. The system may be unstable or unable to boot up
if your DRAM module does not support the clock you set.
When set to [By SPD], the BIOS will read the DRAM module SPD data and automatically set the DRAM
clock by the value stored in it.
!
CAS Latency Time:
Three options are available: 2 $ 2.5 $ 3. The default setting is 2.5. You can select SDRAM CAS
(Column Address Strobe) latency time according your SDRAM specification.
!
Row Cycle Time:
This item specifies the RAS# active to RAS# active time or auto refresh time of the same bank.
!
Row Refresh Cycle Time:
This item specifies the auto refresh active to RAS# active time or RAS# auto refresh time.
!
RAS# to CAS# Delay:
This item specifies the RAS# active to CAS# read write delay time to the same bank.
!
RAS# to RAS# Delay:
This item specifies the RAS# active to RAS# active delay time of different bank.
!
Min. RAS# Active Time:
This item specifies the minimum RAS# active time.
!
RAS# Precharge Time:
This item specifies the RAS# precharge time.
!
Write Recovery Time:
This item specifies the time measured from the last write datum is safely registered by the DRAM.
!
Write to Read Delay:
This item specifies the time measured from the rising edge following the last non-masked data strobe to
the rising edge of the next read command.
!
DRAM Command Rate:
Two options are available: 2T Command or 1T Command. The default setting is 2T Command. When the
host (northbridge) locates the desired memory address, it then processes the wait state of commands.
!
Burst Length
DDR SDRAM modules provide a Burst mode that means an auto precharge function for programmable
READ or WRITE burst lengths of 4 or 8 locations.
This means that if we set burst length to 8, the address bus will access 8 bytes each cycle to precharge,
etc.
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Bank Interleaving:
Three options are available: Disabled $ 2 Way $ 4 Way. The default setting is Disabled. Depending on
your SDRAM module structure, the 4-Way setting can offer the best performance. If you choose the
wrong setting, the computer system will not run in a stable manner. For detailed information on your
SDRAM module, please ask your SDRAM module manufacturer.
32 bit Dram Memory Hole:
This item selects the method to remap the 32 bit Dram memory hole. Leave this item to its default “Auto”
Setting.
MTRR mapping mode
The item selects the MTRR mapping mode. The MTRR (Memory-Type and Range Registers) controls
the access and cacheability of memory regions in the processor.
#
Back to Advanced Chipset Features Setup Menu:
SSE/SSE2 Instructions:
This item allows you to Enable or Disable the SSE/SSE2 (Streaming SIMD Extensions) instruction set.
The default setting is Enabled.
System BIOS Cacheable:
Two options are available: Disabled or Enabled. When you select Enabled, you get faster system BIOS
executing speed via the L2 cache.
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3-5. Integrated Peripherals
Phoenix – Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Integrated Peripherals
► Onchip PCI Device
Press Enter
Item Help
► IDE/RAID Function
Press Enter
USB Park Mode
Disabled
USB TD Reads
ISO Queue
USB Periodic Data Reads
ISO Queue
USB Asyn Data Reads
Non-ISO Queue
Onboard FDC Controller
Enabled
Init Display First
PCI Slot
Onboard IEEE1394 Controller
Enabled
↑↓:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
#
Onchip PCI Device
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
Phoenix – Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Onchip PCI Device
USB Controller
V1.1+V2.0
Item Help
- USB Memory Type
Shadow
- USB Keyboard Support
Disable
- USB Mouse Support
Disable
LAN Controller
Auto
- LAN Boot ROM
Disabled
↑↓: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:
Three options are available: Disabled $ V1.1+V2.0 $ V1.1. The default setting is V1.1+V2.0. If you
choose to disable this item, the “USB Memory Type” “USB Keyboard Support” and “USB Mouse
Support” items will not be able to select in Integrated Peripherals menu.
!
USB Memory Type:
This item selects the USB memory type. Choose “Base Memory(640K)” setting if the default “Shadow”
setting caused stability issues to your system.
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USB Keyboard Support:
This item allows you to select [Enabled] for using USB keyboard in DOS environment, or [Disabled] in
OS environment.
!
USB Mouse Support:
This item allows you to select [Enabled] for using USB mouse in DOS environment, or [Disabled] in OS
environment.
LAN Controller:
This option enables or disables the LAN controller.
!
LAN Boot ROM:
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.
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IDE/RAID Function
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
Phoenix – Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
IDE/RAID Fuction Setup
► IDE Function Setup
Press Enter
Item Help
► RAID Config
Press Enter
↑↓: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 Function Setup:
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
Phoenix – Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
IDE Fuction Setup
Onboard IDE-1 Controller
Enabled
Item Help
Onboard IDE-2 Controller
Enabled
IDE DMA transfer access
Enabled
Serial-ATA 1
Enabled
- SATA DMA transfer
Enabled
Serial-ATA 2
Enabled
- SATA 2 DMA transfer
Enabled
IDE Prefetch Mode
Enabled
↑↓:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
Onboard IDE-1 Controller / Onboard IDE-2 Controller:
This item allows you to enable or disable the primary (IDE1) and secondary (IDE2) IDE controller. Select
[Disabled] if you want to add a different hard drive controller.
IDE DMA transfer access:
This item selects the DMA mode for devices connected through IDE channels.
Serial-ATA 1/Serial ATA 2:
This item enables or disables the on-chip SATA controller.
SATA DMA transfer/SATA 2 DMA transfer:
This item selects the DMA mode for devices connected through SATA channels.
IDE Prefetch Mode:
Two options are available: Disabled or Enabled. The default setting is Enabled. The onboard IDE drive
interfaces support IDE prefetching for faster drive accesses. If you install a primary and/or secondary
add-in IDE interface, set this field to Disabled if the interface does not support prefetching.
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RAID Config:
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu:
Phoenix – Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
RAID Config
- RAID Enable
Enabled
Item Help
X - IDE Primary Master RAID
Disabled
X - IDE Primary Slave RAID
Disabled
X - IDE Secondary Master RAID
Disabled
X - IDE Secondary Slave RAID
Disabled
X - SATA 1 Primary Master RAID Disabled
X - SATA 1 Secondary Master RAID Disabled
X - SATA 2 Primary Master RAID Disabled
X - SATA 2 Secondary Master RAID Disabled
↑↓:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help
F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
RAID Enable:
This item allows you to enable or disable the IDE RAID function.
!
IDE Primary/Secondary Master/Slave RAID, SATA 1/2 Primary/Secondary Master RAID:
Select the disks that you want to use as RAID disks.
#
Back to Integrated Peripherals Setup Menu:
USB Park Mode:
This item enables or disables the USB Park Mode. Leave this item to its default setting.
USB TD Reads:
This item selects the mode for the USB TD Reads. Leave this item to its default setting.
USB Periodic Data Reads:
This item selects the mode for the USB Periodic Data Reads. Leave this item to its default setting.
USB Asyn Data Reads:
This item selects the mode for the USB Asyn Data Reads. Leave this item to its default setting.
Onboard FDC Controller:
Two options are available: Enabled and Disabled. The default setting is Enabled. You can enable or
disable the onboard FDC controller.
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Init Display First:
This item selects which display slot to be initialized first when the system boots.
[PCI Slot]: When the system boots, it will first initialize PCI.
[PCIEx]: When the system boots, it will first initialize PCIE.
Onboard IEEE1394 Controller:
This option enables or disables the IEEE 1394 controller.
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BIOS Setup
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3-6. Power Management Setup
X
X
X
X
Phoenix – Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Power Management Setup
ACPI Suspend Type
S3(Suspend-to-RAM
Item Help
- USB Resume from S3
Enabled
Power Button Function
Instant-Off
Wake-Up by PME# of PCI
Enabled
Wake-Up by OnChip LAN
Enabled
Wake-Up by Alarm
Disabled
- Date(of Month) Alarm
0
- Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
0 : 0 : 0
Cool’n’Quiet Technology
Disabled
POWER ON Function
BUTTON ONLY
- KB Power ON Password
Enter
- Hot Key Power ON
Ctrl-F1
Restore on AC Power Loss
Power Off
↑↓: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.
!
USB Resume from S3:
Two options are available: Disabled or Enabled. The default setting is Disabled. When set to Enabled,
any event related to onchip USB will power on the system. This item can be configured only if the item
“ACPI Suspend Type” is set to [S3(STR)].
Power Button Function:
Two options are available: Delay 4 Sec or Instant-Off. The default setting is Instant-Off. It is activated
when the user presses the power button for more than four seconds while the system is in the working
state, then the system will transition to the soft-off (Power off by software). This is called the power
button over-ride.
Wakeup by PME# of PCI:
Two options are available: Disabled or Enabled. The default setting is Enabled. When set to Enabled, any
event related to PCI cards (PME) will power on the system.
Wake-Up by OnChip LAN:
When set to [Enabled], you can remotely wake up a PC in Soft-Off condition via a LAN card that support
the wake up function.
Wake-Up by Alarm:
Two options are available: Disabled or Enabled. The default setting is Disabled. When set to Enabled,
you can set the date and time at which the RTC (real-time clock) alarm awakens the system from Suspend
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mode.
!
Date (of Month) Alarm/ Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm:
You can set the Date (month) Alarm and Time Alarm (hh:mm:ss). Any event occurring will awaken a
system that has powered down.
Cool ’n’ Quiet Technology:
This option enables or disables the AMD K8 cool and quiet function.
NOTE: Please disable this item while running under SLI mode.
Power On Function:
This item selects the way you want your system to power on.
[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 key 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.
!
KB Power On Password:
This item sets the password required in order to power on your computer. Once the password has been set,
you can only power on the system by inputting the password.
!
Hot Key Power On:
Fifteen options are available: Ctrl+F1 ~ Ctrl+F12, Power, Wake and Any Key. The default setting is
Ctrl+F1. You can choose the hot key you want to turn on computer power.
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 – Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PnP/PCI Configurations
Resources Controlled By
Auto(ESCD)
Item Help
x IRQ Resources
Press Enter
PCI/VGA Pallete Snoop
PIRQ_0 Use IRQ No.
PIRQ_1 Use IRQ No.
PIRQ_2 Use IRQ No.
PIRQ_3 Use IRQ No.
Disbaled
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
** 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
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].
Phoenix – Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
PnP/PCI Configurations
IRQ-4 assigned to
PCI Device
IRQ-5 assigned to
PCI Device
IRQ-7 assigned to
PCI Device
IRQ-10 assigned to
PCI Device
IRQ-11 assigned to
PCI Device
↑↓: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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Back to PnP/PCI Configurations Setup Menu:
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop:
This item determines whether the MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards can work with PCI/VGA or not.
[Disabled]: MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards do not work with PCI/VGA.
[Enabled]: MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards work with PCI/VGA.
PIRQ_0 Use IRQ No. ~ PIRQ 3 Use IRQ No.:
This item specifies the IRQ number manually or automatically for the devices installed on PCI slots.
Maximum Payload Size:
This item sets the maximum TLP payload size for the PCI Express devices.
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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
This option exits the BIOS setup menu without saving any change.
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Install nVidia nForce Chipset Driver
A-1
Appendix A. Install nVidia nForce Chipset Driver
NOTE: Please install this NVIDIA nForce Chipset driver first after having installed the Windows
operating system.
The installation procedures and screen shots in
this section are based on the Windows XP
operating system. For other operating systems,
please follow the on-screen instructions.
Insert the Driver & Utility CD into the
CD-ROM drive. It should execute the
installation program automatically. If not,
double-click the executable file at the main
directory of this CD to enter the installation
menu.
After entering the installation menu, move your
curser to [Drivers] tab. Click [nVidia nForce
Chipset Driver[32bit]]. The following screen
appears.
1.
Click [Next].
2.
Click [Next].
3.
Click [Next].
4.
Click [Yes].
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5.
Appendix A
Click [Yes].
9.
6.
Click [Yes].
Click [Next].
10. Choose [Yes, I want to restart my computer
now.], and click [Finish] to complete setup.
7.
Click [Next].
8.
Click [Next].
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Appendix B. Install Realtek Audio Driver
The installation procedures and screen shots in
this section are based on Windows XP operating
system. For those of other OS, please follow its
on-screen instruction.
Insert the Driver & Utility CD into CD-ROM
drive, it should execute the installation program
automatically. If not, double-click the execution
file at the main directory of this CD to enter the
installation menu.
After entering the installation menu, move your
curser to [Drivers] tab. Click [Realtek Audio
Driver]. The following screen appears.
1.
Click [Next].
2. Choose [Yes, I want to restart my computer
now.], and click [Finish] to complete setup.
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Install USB 2.0 Driver
C-1
Appendix C. Install USB 2.0 Driver
NOTE: The installation for USB 2.0 driver for Windows XP or Windows 2000 is currently available by
updating the latest Service Pack from Microsoft’s web site.
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Install AMD64 Processor Driver
D-1
Appendix D. Install AMD64 Processor Driver
The installation procedures and screen shots in
this section are based on Windows XP operating
system. For those of other OS, please follow its
on-screen instruction.
Insert the Driver & Utility CD into CD-ROM
drive, it should execute the installation program
automatically. If not, double-click the execution
file at the main directory of this CD to enter the
installation menu.
After entering the installation menu, move your
curser to [Drivers] tab. Click [AMD64
Processor Driver]. The following screen
appears.
NOTE: For Windows 2000 operating system,
this [AMD64 Processor Driver] button will be
replaced by [AMD Cool'n'Quiet Software].
1.
2.
3. Check the item “I accept the license
agreement”. Click [Next] to go on next step.
Click [OK].
4.
Click [Next].
5.
Click [Next].
Click [Next].
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6.
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Click [Next].
9. After the system restarted, open the “Power
Options” from the control panel and choose the
power scheme “Minimal Power Management”
to enable Cool ‘n’ Quiet.
7.
Click [Finish].
8.
Click [Yes] to restart your system.
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NOTE: For Windows 2000 or ME system, an
AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet tab will appear under
“Power Options” when the Cool ‘n’ Quiet
software for Windows 2000 and ME is installed.
This must be set to “Automatic Mode” for Cool
‘n’ Quiet to be enabled.
Install ABIT µGuru Utility
E-1
Appendix E. Install ABIT µGuru Utility
The installation procedures and screen shots in
this section are based on the Windows XP
operating system. For other operating systems,
please follow the on-screen instructions.
Insert the Driver & Utility CD into the
CD-ROM drive. It should execute the
installation program automatically. If not,
double-click the executable file located in the
main directory of this CD to enter the
installation menu.
After entering the installation menu, move your
cursor to the [ABIT Utility] tab. Click [ABIT
µGuru]. The following screen appears.
1.
Click [Next].
2.
Click [Next].
3.
Click [Finish] to complete setup.
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Appendix E
Appendix FAN8 NVRaid Floppy Disk
F-1
Appendix F. AN8 NVRaid Floppy Disk
If you lost or damaged the SATA Driver Disk that came with the package, use the AN8 NVRaid Floppy
Disk to create another one.
The installation procedures and screen shots in
this section are based on Windows XP operating
system. For those of other OS, please follow its
on-screen instruction.
Insert the Driver & Utility CD into CD-ROM
drive, it should execute the installation program
automatically. If not, double-click the execution
file at the main directory of this CD to enter the
installation menu.
After entering the installation menu, move your
curser to [ABIT Utility] tab. Click [AN8
NVRaid Floppy Disk]. The following screen
appears.
1. Insert one blank floppy disk to the selected
floppy drive and click [Build].
2. Click [OK] to finish building the SATA
Driver Disk.
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Appendix F
POST Code Definition
G-1
Appendix G. POST Code Definition
AWARD POST Code Definition:
POST
(hex)
CF
C0
C1
C3
C5
01
03
05
07
08
0A
0E
10
12
14
16
18
1B
1D
Description
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
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Appendix G
1F
21
23
24
25
26
27
29
2B
2D
33
35
37
39
3C
3E
40
43
47
49
4E
50
52
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.
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)
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POST Code Definition
53
55
57
59
5B
5D
60
63
65
67
69
6B
6D
6F
75
76
77
7A
7C
7F
G-3
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
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
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
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Appendix G
89
8B
8D
8F
93
94
95
96
FF
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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POST Code Definition
G-5
AC2003 POST Code Definition:
POST
(hex)
Description
Power On Sequence
8.1.
8.2.
8.3.
8.4.
8.5.
8.6.
8.7.
8.8.
8.9.
8.A.
8.B.
8.C.
8.D.
8.D.
8.E.
8.F.
9.0.
Start power on sequence
Enable ATX power supply
ATX power supply ready
DDR voltage ready
Setup PWM for CPU core voltage
Assert PWM for CPU core voltage
Check CPU core voltage
CPU core voltage ready
Initial clock generator IC
North Bridge chipset voltage ready
AGP voltage ready
3VDUAL voltage ready
VDDA 2.5V voltage ready
GMCHVTT voltage ready
Check CPU fan speed
Assert all power ready
Complete uGuru initial process
AWARD BIOS take over booting job
Power Off Sequence
9.1.
9.2.
9.3.
9.4.
9.5.
9.6.
9.7.
9.8.
9.9.
Start power off sequence
De-Assert all power
Se-Assert power on
De-Assert LDT Bus power
De-Assert PWM for CPU core voltage
De-Assert CPU core voltage
Check CPU core voltage
De-Assert ATX power supply
Complete power off sequence
Others
F.0.
F.1.
F.2.
F.3.
Button reset
SoftMenu reset
Power on sequence timeout
Power off sequence timeout
NOTE: The decimal point lights up when executing the AC2003 POST action.
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For more information:
www.abit.com.tw
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Appendix G
Troubleshooting (Need Assistance?)
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Appendix H. Troubleshooting (Need Assistance?)
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
overclocking or non-standard settings inside the BIOS? Is the motherboard dead? Do I need to
return it to where I bought from or go through an RMA process?
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, making the motherboard work again. There is no need to bother returning the
motherboard to where you bought it 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.
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.
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Appendix H
Q: How can I get a quick response to my request for technical support?
A: Be sure to follow the guidelines as stated in the “Technical Support Form” section of this manual.
If you have a problem during operation, in order to help our technical support personnel quickly
determine the problem with your motherboard and give you the answers you need, eliminate any
peripheral that is not related to the problem, and indicate it on the form. Fax this form to your dealer
or to the company where you bought the hardware in order to receive prompt technical support. (You
can refer to the examples given below)
Example 1:
With a system including: motherboard (with CPU, DRAM...) HDD, CD-ROM, FDD, VGA CARD,
MPEG CARD, SCSI CARD, SOUND CARD, etc., if you cannot boot up after the system is
assembled, check the key components of the system using the procedure described below. First
remove all interface cards except the VGA card and try to reboot.
If you still cannot boot up: Try installing another brand/model VGA card and see if the system will
start. If it still does not start, note the VGA card model, motherboard model, Bios identification
number, and CPU on the technical support form (refer to main instructions), and describe the
problem in the space provided.
If you can boot up: Insert the interface cards you have removed back into the system one by one,
and try to start the system each time you insert a card until the system will not start. Keep the VGA
card and the interface card that caused the problem inserted on the motherboard, remove any other
cards or peripheral, and start again. If you still cannot start, note the information related to both cards
in the add-on Card space provided, and don’t forget to indicate the motherboard model, version,
BIOS identification number, CPU (refer to main instructions), and give a description of the problem.
Example 2:
With a system including the motherboard (with CPU, DRAM...) HDD, CD-ROM, FDD, VGA
CARD, LAN CARD, MPEG CARD, SCSI CARD, SOUND CARD, after assembly and after having
installed the sound card driver, when you restart the system, it resets automatically when it runs the
sound card Driver,. This problem may be due to the sound card driver. During the Starting DOS…
procedure, press SHIFT (BY-PASS) key, to skip CONFIG.SYS and AUTOEXEC.BAT; edit
CONFIG.SYS with a text editor, and in line that loads the sound card driver, add a remark REM, in
order to disable the sound card driver. See the example below.
CONFIG.SYS:
DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE HIGHSCAN
DOS=HIGH, UMB
FILES=40
BUFFERS=36
REM DEVICEHIGH=C:\PLUGPLAY\DWCFGMG.SYS
LASTDRIVE=Z
Restart the system. If the system starts and does not reset, you can be sure that the problem is due to
the sound card driver. Write down the sound card model, motherboard model, BIOS identification
number on the technical support file (refer to main instructions), and describe the problem in the
space provided.
We will show you how to fill the “Technical Support Form”.
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Main instructions:
To fill in this “Technical Support Form”, refer to the step-by-step instructions given below:
1*. MODEL: Note the model number given in your user’s manual.
Example: Fatal1ty AN8 SLI
2*. Motherboard model number (REV): Note the motherboard model number labeled on the
motherboard as “REV:*.**”.
Example: REV: 1.0
*
3 . BIOS ID and Part Number: See the on screen message.
4.
DRIVER REV: Note the driver
version number indicated on the
DEVICE DRIVER disk (if any) as
“Release *.**”. For example:
5*. OS/APPLICATION: Indicate the
operating system and applications
you are running on the system.
Example: MS-DOS® 6.22,
Windows® 98 SE, Windows® 2000, etc....
6*. CPU: Indicate the brand and the speed (MHz) of your CPU.
Example:(A) In the “Brand” space, write “Intel”; in the “Specifications” space, write “Pentium® 4
1.9GHz”.
7.
HDD: Indicate the brand and specifications of your HDD(s); specify if the HDD is using %IDE1 or
%IDE2. If you know the disk capacity, indicate it and check (“&”) “ ”; in case you give no
indication, we will consider that your HDD is “'IDE1” Master.
Example: In the “HDD” space, check the box; in the Brand space, write “Seagate”; in the
Specifications space, write “ST31621A (1.6GB)”.
8.
CD-ROM Drive: Indicate the brand and specifications of your CD-ROM drive. Specify if it uses %
IDE1 or %IDE2, and check (“&”) “ ”; in case you give no indication, we will consider that your
CD-ROM is “'IDE2” Master.
Example: In the “CD-ROM drive” space, check the box, in the Brand space, write “Mitsumi”, in the
Specifications space, write “FX-400D”.
9.
System Memory (DDR SDRAM): Indicate the brand and specifications (DDR DIMM) of your
system memory. Such as Density, Description, Module Components, Module Part Number, CAS
Latency, and Speed (MHz).
For example: In the Brand space, write “Micron”; in the Specifications space, write: Density:
128MB, Description: SS 16 Megx72 2.5V ECC Gold, Module Components: (9) 16 Megx 8,
Module Part Number: MT9VDDT1672AG, CAS Latency: 2, Speed (MHz): 200 MHz.
Please give us the detailed information of your DDR SDRAM module; it will help us to simulate the
problems you met.
10. ADD-ON CARD: Indicate which add-on cards you are absolutely sure are related to the problem.
If you cannot identify the problem’s origin, indicate all the add-on cards inserted into your system.
NOTE: Items between the “*” are absolutely necessary.
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Appendix H
(
Technical Support Form
! Company Name:
) Phone Number:
" Contact Person:
# Fax Number:
* E-mail Address:
Model
*
Motherboard Model No.
DRIVER REV
OS/Application
*
Hardware Name
Brand
CPU
HDD
CD-ROM-Drive
System Memory
ADD-ON CARD
Problem Description:
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*
IDE1
IDE2
IDE1
IDE2
BIOS ID #
Specifications
*
How to Get Technical Support
Appendix I.
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How to Get Technical Support
(From our website) http://www.abit.com.tw
(In North America) http://www.abit-usa.com
(In Europe) http://www.abit.nl
Thank you for choosing Fatal1ty products by ABIT. ABIT sells all our products through
distributors, resellers and system integrators; we have no direct sales to end-users. Before
sending email for tech support please check with your resellers or integrators if you need any
services, they are the ones who sold you your system and they should know best as to what
can be done, how they serve you is a good reference for future purchases.
We appreciate every customer and would like to provide the best service to you. Providing
fast service to our customers is our top priority. However we receive many phone calls and a
huge amount of email from all over the world. At the present time it is impossible for us to
respond to every single inquiry.
We have done many compatibility tests and reliability tests to make sure our products have
the best quality and compatibility. In case you need service or technical support, please
understand the constraints that we have and always check with the reseller who sold the
product to you first.
To expedite service, we recommend that you follow the procedures outlined below before
contacting us. With your help, we can meet our commitment to provide the best service to the
greatest number of ABIT Fatal1ty customers:
1. Check the Manual. It sounds simple but we have taken a lot of care in making a
well-written and thorough manual. It is full of information that doesn't only pertain to
motherboards. The CD-ROM included with your board will have the manual as well as
drivers. If you don't have either one, go to our Program Download area of the website or
our FTP server.
2. Download latest BIOS, software or drivers. Please go to our Program Download area
on our website to check to see if you have the latest BIOS. They are developed over
periods of time to fix bugs or incompatibilities. Also please make sure you have the
latest drivers from your peripheral card makers!
3. Check the ABIT Technical Terms Guide and FAQ on our website. We are trying to
expand and make the FAQs more helpful and information rich. Let us know if you have
any suggestions. For hot topics, check out our HOT FAQ!
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Appendix I
4. Internet Newsgroups. These are a great source of information and many people there can
offer help. ABIT's Internet News group, alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit, is an ideal
forum for the public to exchange information and discuss experiences they have had with
ABIT products. Many times you will see that your question has already been asked before.
This is a public Internet news group and it is reserved for free discussions. Here is a list of
some of the more popular ones:
alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.abit
comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.chips
alt.comp.hardware.overclocking
alt.comp.hardware.homebuilt
alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt
5. Fatal1ty – You can find out all about Fatal1ty, ABIT Fatal1ty Products and other Fatal1ty
products on Fatal1ty’s own website: www.fatal1ty.com.
6. ABITGamer.com - Built for gamers, by gamers, ABITGamer.com is ABIT's exclusive
online gaming community. It's a place where gamers come to discuss the latest games,
participate in gaming events, and meet other gamers around the world. ABITGamer.com
also acts as ABIT's gaming portal, allowing users to find out the latest on ABIT Fatal1ty
gaming hardware, ABIT Fatal1ty Shootouts, and ACON Gaming Tournaments.
Registration is fast and free. For more information, visit www.abitgamer.com.
7. Ask your reseller. Your ABIT authorized distributor should be able to provide the fastest
solution to your technical problem. We sell our products through distributors who sell to
resellers and stores. Your reseller should be very familiar with your system configuration
and should be able to solve your problem much more efficiently than we could. After all,
your reseller regards you as an important customer who may purchase more products and
who can urge your friends to buy from him or her as well. They integrated and sold the
system to you. They should know best what your system configuration is and your
problem. They should have reasonable return or refund policies. How they serve you is
also a good reference for your next purchase.
8. Contacting ABIT. If you feel that you need to contact ABIT directly you can send email
to the ABIT technical support department. First, please contact the support team for the
branch office closest to you. They will be more familiar with local conditions and will
have better insight as to which resellers offer what products and services. Due to the huge
number of emails coming in every day and other reasons, such as the time required for
problem reproduction, we will not be able to reply to every email. Please understand that
we are selling through distribution channels and while we don't have the resources to
serve every end-user, we will do our best to help every customer. Please also remember
that for many of our technical support team English is a second language. You will have a
better chance of getting a helpful answer if your question can be quickly understood. Be
sure to use very, simple, concise language that clearly states the problem, avoid rambling
or flowery language, and always list your system components and operating system. Here
is the contact information for our branch offices:
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How to Get Technical Support
North America and
South America
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ABIT Computer (U.S.A.) Corporation
45531 Northport Loop West,
Fremont CA, 94538, U.S.A.
Tel: 1-510-623-0500
Fax: 1-510-623-1092
Sales: [email protected]
Latin America Sales: [email protected]
Marketing: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.abit-usa.com
RMA Center: http://rma.abit-usa.com/
UK and Ireland
Germany and Benelux (Belgium,
Netherlands, Luxembourg),
France, Italy, Spain, Portugal,
Greece, Denmark, Norway,
Sweden, Finland, and
Switzerland
Austria, Czech, Romania,
Bulgaria, Slovakia, Croatia,
Bosnia, Serbia, and Macedonia
Shanghai
Russia and CIS
ABIT Computer (U.K.) Corporation Ltd.
Unit 3, 24-26 Boulton Road, Stevenage,
Herts SG1 4QX, UK
Tel: 44-1438-228888
Fax: 44-1438-226333
E-mail: [email protected]
AMOR Computer B.V. (ABIT's European Office)
Jan van Riebeeckweg 15, 5928LG, Venlo,
The Netherlands
Tel: 31-77-3204428
Fax: 31-77-3204420
Sales: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.abit.nl
Asguard Computer Ges.m.b.H
Schmalbachstrasse 5,
A-2201 Gerasdorf / Wien, Austria
Tel: 43-1-7346709
Fax: 43-1-7346713
E-mail: [email protected]
ABIT Computer (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
Tel: 86-21-6235-1829
Fax: 86-21-6235-1832
Web Site: http://www.abit.com.cn
ABIT Computer (Russia) Co. Ltd.
Sales: [email protected]
Info: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.abit.ru
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Appendix I
Poland
Japan
Taiwan Head Office
(Serving all other territories
not listed above.
Taiwan is 8+ GMT time,
and may have different holiday
calendar from yours.)
ABIT Computer (Poland) Co. Ltd.
Przedstawicielstwo w Polsce ul. Wita Stwosza 28,
50-149 Wrocław
Tel: 48 71 780 78 65 / 66
Fax: 48 71 372 30 87
Web Site: http://www.abit4u.jp
ABIT Computer Corporation
No. 323, Yang Guang St., Neihu,
Taipei, 114, Taiwan
Tel: 886-2-8751-8888
Fax: 886-2-8751-3382
Sales: [email protected]
Marketing: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.abit.com.tw
9. RMA Service. If your system has been working but it just stopped, but you have not
installed any new software or hardware recently, it is likely that you have a defective
component. Please contact the reseller from whom you bought the product. You should be
able to get RMA service there.
10. Reporting Compatibility Problems to ABIT. Because of the tremendous number of
email messages we receive every day, we are forced to give greater weight to certain
types of messages than to others. For this reason, any compatibility problem that is
reported to us, giving detailed system configuration information and error symptoms will
receive the highest priority. For the other questions, we regret that we may not be able to
reply directly. But your questions may be posted to the Internet news group in order that a
larger number of users can have the benefit of the information. Please check the news
group from time to time.
Thank You
ABIT Computer Corporation
www.abit.com.tw
Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel
Fatal1ty AN8 SLI
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