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User Guide
EVGA nForce 750i SLI
Motherboard
Table of Contents
Before You Begin… ..................................................................................................... vi
Parts NOT in the Kit .................................................................................................vi
Intentions of the Kit ..................................................................................................vi
EVGA nForce 750i Motherboard..................................................................................1
Motherboard Specifications...................................................................................... 1
Motherboard Specifications continued......................................................................... 2
UnPacking and Parts Description ................................................................................ 3
Equipment .................................................................................................................. 4
Motherboard Internal Connectors and Back Panel Connectors .................................. 5
I/O Panel description.....................................................................................................6
Safety Instructions.................................................................................................... 6
Preparing the Motherboard ...................................................................................... 6
Hardware Installation ........................................................................................... 7
Installing the CPU and Fan .................................................................................. 8
Installing Memory DIMMs..................................................................................... 9
Installing the Motherboard...................................................................................... 10
Installing the I/O Shield ...................................................................................... 10
Securing the Motherboard into the Chassis....................................................... 10
Connecting Cables and Setting Switches .............................................................. 11
Power Connections ............................................................................................ 12
24-pin ATX Power (PWR1) ............................................................................ 12
8-pin ATX 12V Power (PWR2)....................................................................... 12
Connecting IDE Hard Disk Drives...................................................................... 13
Connecting Serial ATA Cables .......................................................................... 14
Connecting Internal Headers ............................................................................. 15
Front Panel Header........................................................................................ 15
IEEE 1394a .................................................................................................... 16
USB Headers ................................................................................................. 16
Audio .................................................................................................................. 17
COM 1 ................................................................................................................ 17
Fan Connections ................................................................................................ 18
Expansion Slots ................................................................................................. 19
PCI Slots ........................................................................................................ 19
PCI Express x1 Slot ....................................................................................... 19
PCI Express x16 Slots ................................................................................... 19
Onboard Buttons .................................................................................................... 20
Configuring the BIOS ..................................................................................................21
Enter BIOS Setup................................................................................................... 21
Main Menu.............................................................................................................. 22
Standard CMOS Features Menu ........................................................................... 22
Date and Time.................................................................................................... 23
IDE Channel and SATA Channel....................................................................... 23
Drive A................................................................................................................ 23
Halt On ............................................................................................................... 23
Memory .............................................................................................................. 23
Advanced BIOS Features ...................................................................................... 24
Removable Device Priority................................................................................. 24
Hard Disk Boot Priority....................................................................................... 25
Quick Power On Self Test.................................................................................. 25
First/Second/Third Boot Device ......................................................................... 25
Boot Other Device.............................................................................................. 25
Boot Up NumLock Status................................................................................... 25
Security Option................................................................................................... 25
APIC Mode ......................................................................................................... 25
MPS Version Control For OS ............................................................................. 26
Full Screen LOGO Show.................................................................................... 26
Advanced Chipset Features................................................................................... 26
Spread Spectrum ............................................................................................... 26
System BIOS Cacheable ................................................................................... 26
Integrated Peripherals Menu.................................................................................. 27
IDE Function Setup ............................................................................................ 27
RAID Config ....................................................................................................... 28
USB Config......................................................................................................... 28
MAC Config ........................................................................................................ 28
HD Audio ............................................................................................................ 29
IEEE1394 controller ........................................................................................... 29
IDE HDD Block Mode......................................................................................... 29
Onboard FDC Controller .................................................................................... 29
Onboard Serial Port 1 ........................................................................................ 29
Power Management Setup Menu .......................................................................... 30
ACPI Function .................................................................................................... 30
ACPI Suspend Type........................................................................................... 30
Power Management ........................................................................................... 30
HDD Power Down .............................................................................................. 30
Soft-Off by PBNT ............................................................................................... 30
WOL(PME#) From Soft-Off ................................................................................ 31
Power On by Alarm ............................................................................................ 31
HPET Function................................................................................................... 31
POWER ON Function ........................................................................................ 31
PWRON After PWR-Fail .................................................................................... 32
PnP/PCI Configuration Menu ................................................................................. 32
Init Display First.................................................................................................. 32
Reset Configuration Data................................................................................... 32
Resources Controlled By ................................................................................... 33
IRQ Resources................................................................................................... 33
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop ..................................................................................... 33
Maximum Payload Size...................................................................................... 33
PC Health Status................................................................................................ 34
Dynamic Fan Control ......................................................................................... 34
Frequency/Voltage Control ................................................................................ 35
CPU Clock Ratio ................................................................................................ 35
LDT Frequency .................................................................................................. 35
System Clocks ................................................................................................... 35
FSB & Memory Config ....................................................................................... 36
FSB Memory Clock Mode .................................................................................. 36
Memory Timing Settings .................................................................................... 37
System Voltages ................................................................................................ 38
CPU Core ........................................................................................................... 38
CPU FSB............................................................................................................ 38
System Monitor Menu ..........................................
Installing Drivers and Software ...................................
Driver Installation .....................................................
Appendix A. POST Codes............................................
nForce 750i SLI Motherboard
Before You Begin…
Parts NOT in the Kit
This kit contains all the hardware necessary to install and connect your new EVGA nForce® 750i SLI
motherboard. However, it does not contain the following items that must be purchased separately to
make the motherboard functional.
Intel microprocessor:
Intel Core 2 Extreme, Intel Core 2 Quad, Intel Core 2 Duo Pentium EE, Pentium D, Pentium
Cooling fan for the microprocessor
System memory support:
Supports dual channel DDR2 533/667/800, Memory.
Supports up to 8 GBs DDR2 memory.
Graphics Card
This motherboard supports 2-way SLI with two x16 PCI Express slots.
Power Supply
The power supply requirement is dependent upon the power and the number of the GPUs you
install. If you are going to SLI two graphics cards, you are going to require more power. As a
rule, for one GPU you need a minimum of a 350 W power supply. If you have two GPUs in an
SLI configuration, you will need a minimum of a 500 W power supply. To calculate the power
you are going to require for your specific configuration, go to www.slizone.com.
These instructions tell you how to install each of the parts listed so you can have a functioning
motherboard. As you go through the installation instructions, we are assuming you have purchased the necessary parts.
Intentions of the Kit
This kit provides you with the motherboard and all connecting cables necessary to install the motherboard into a PC case. If you are building a PC, you will use most of the cables provided in the kit.
If however, you are replacing a motherboard, you will not need many of the cables.
When replacing a motherboard in a PC case, you will need to reinstall an operating system even
though the current drives have an operating system.
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EVGA nForce 750i
Motherboard
Thank you for buying the EVGA NFORCE 750i SLI Motherboard. This motherboard offers the tools
and performance PC users’ demand. When combined with two SLI-Ready NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards, you get innovative NVIDIA SLI Technology for enhanced system performance.
Motherboard Specifications
Size
ATX form factor of 245mm x 305mm
Microprocessor support
Intel Core 2 Extreme, Intel Core 2 Quad, Intel Core 2 Duo, Pentium EE, Pentium D, Pentium
Operating systems:
Supports Windows XP 32bit/64bit and Windows Vista 32bit/64bit
Contains NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI MCP and SPP
System Memory support
Supports dual channel JEDEC DDR2-800 memory.
Supports up to 8 GBs of DDR2 memory.
Eight USB 2.0 Ports
Supports hot plug
Eight USB 2.0 ports (six rear panel ports, two onboard USB headers)
Supports wake-up from S1 and S3 mode
Supports USB 2.0 protocol up to 480 Mbps transmission rate
Onboard Serial ATA II
300MBps data transfer rate
Four Serial ATA II connectors
NVIDIA MediaShield RAID with support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5, and JBOD
Supports hot plug and NCQ (Native Command Queuing )
Onboard LAN
LAN interface built-in onboard
Supports 10/100/1000 Mbit/sec Ethernet
Onboard 1394
Support hot plug
Two 1394a ports (one rear panel port, one onboard header) with rate of transmission at 400
Mbps
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Onboard Audio
Azalia High-Definition audio
Supports 8-channel audio
Supports S/PDIF output
Supports Jack-Sensing function
Green Function
Supports ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)
Supports S0 (normal), S1 (power on suspend), S3 (suspend to RAM), S4 (Suspend to disk depends on OS), and S5 (soft - off)
Expansion Slots
Three PCI slots
One PCI Express x1 slot
Two PCI Express x16 Graphics slot compliant with PCI Express 2.0
Unpacking and
Parts Descriptions
Unpacking
The NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI motherboard comes with all the necessary cables
for adding a motherboard to a new chassis. If you are replacing a motherboard,
you may not need many of these cables.
Be sure to inspect each piece of equipment shipped in the packing box. If
anything is missing or damaged, contact your reseller.
All parts shipped in this kit are RoHS-compliant (lead-free) parts.
Equipment
The following equipment is included in the NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI
motherboard box.
NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI Motherboard
This PCI Express motherboard contains the
NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI SPP and MCP and is
SLI-ready.
I/O Shield
Installs in the chassis to block radio
frequency transmissions, protect internet
components from dust and foreign objects
and aids in proper airflow within the chassis.
Floppy Cable
Used to attach a floppy drive to the
motherboard.
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2-Port SATA Power Cable (Qty Three)
1394 Cable
Provides two additional 1394 ports to either
the front or back panels of the chassis.
USB 2.0 4-Port Cable
Provides four additional USB ports to either
the front or back panels of the chassis.
SATA Signal Cable (Qty Four)
Used to support the Serial ATA protocol and
each one connects a single drive to the
motherboard
Comm2 Bracket Cable
IDE-ATA 133 HDD Cable
Driver Installation CD
SLI Bridge 2-Way
nForce 750i SLI Motherboard
1. CPU 775 Socket
11. Serial connector
21. Azalia HD Audio Header
2. CPU fan connector
12. Battery
22. FP Audio connector
3. DDR2 DIMM slots 0 - 3
13. Front panel connector
23. SPDIF connector
4. 24-pin ATX power connector
14. USB header
24. PCI slots
5. IDE connector
15. Reset CMOS button
25. PCI Express x16 slots
6. Chassis fan2 connector
16. Auxiliary fan connector
26.1394a connector
7. FDD connector
17. System fan connector
27. PCI Express x1 slot
8. Serial-ATA (SATA) connectors
18. Power button
28. Backpanel connectors (Figure 2)
9. Post port
19. Reset button
29. 8-pin ATX_12V power connector
10. Chassis fan connector
20. Speaker
30. Chipset fan connector
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1
2
3
4
5
6
4
4
Figure 2. EVGA nForce 750i SLI Backpanel connectors
1. PS/2 Mouse Port
2. PS/2 Keyboard Port
3. 1394a (Firewire) Port
4. USB 2.0 ports (Six)
5. SPDIF output
6. Audio Port 2-Channel 4-Channel Blue Line-In Line-In Green Line-Out Front Speaker Out Pink Mic In Mic In Orange Black
Rear Speaker Out Grey
7. Lan Port with LEDs to indicate status.
• Yellow/Light Up/Blink = 10 Mbps/Link/Activity
• Yellow and Green/Light Up/Blink = 100 Mbps/link/Activity
• Green/Light Up/Blink = 1000 Mbps/Link/Activity
6-Channel/8-Channel
Line-In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
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Hardware Installation
This section will guide you through the installation of the motherboard. The topics covered in this section are:
Preparing the motherboard
Installing the CPU
Installing the CPU fan
Installing the memory
Installing the motherboard
Connecting cables and setting switches
Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury, always follows basic safety precautions.
Remember to remove power from your computer by disconnecting the AC main source before removing or installing any equipment from/to the computer chassis.
Preparing the Motherboard
The motherboard shipped in the box does not contain a CPU or memory. You need to purchase
these components to complete this installation.
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Installing the CPU
Be very careful when handling the CPU. Make sure not to bend or break any pins on the back. Hold
the processor only by the edges and do not touch the bottom of the processor.
Use the following procedure to install the CPU onto the motherboard.
1. Unhook the socket lever by pushing down and away from
the socket.
2. Lift the load plate. There is a protective socket cover on
the load plate to protect the socket when there is no CPU
installed.
3. Remove the protective socket cover from the load plate.
4. Remove the processor from its protective cover, making
sure you hold it only by the edges.
It is a good idea to save the cover so that whenever you
remove the CPU, you have a safe place to store it.
5. Align the notches in the processor with the notches on the
socket.
6. Lower the processor straight down into the socket with out
tilting or sliding it into the socket.
Note: Make sure the CPU is fully seated and level in the
socket.
7. Close the load plate over the CPU and press down while
you close and engage the socket lever.
Installing the CPU Fan
There are many different fan types that can be used with this
motherboard. Follow the instruction that came with you fan assembly. Be sure that the fan orientation is correct for your chassis type and your fan assembly.
Align notches with
notches on the CPU
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Installing Memory DIMMs
Your new motherboard has four 1.8V 240-pin slots for DDR2 memory. These slots support 256 MB,
512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB DDR2 memory modules. They also support dual channel DDR2 memory
technology up to 10.7GB/s. There must be at least one memory bank populated to ensure normal
operation. Use the following recommendations for installing memory. (See Figure 1 on page 4
for the location of the memory slots.)
One DIMM: Install into slot 0. You can install the DIMM into any slot, however, slot 0 is preferred.
Two DIMMs: Install into either slots 0 and 1 or 2 and 3. The idea is to not have the DIMMs in adjacent slots.
Four DIMMS:Install into slots 0, 1, 2, and 3.
Use the following procedure to install memory DIMMs. Note that there is only one gap near the
center of the DIMM slot. This slot matches the slot on the memory DIMM to ensure the component
is installed properly.
CPU side
DIMM Slot 0
DIMM Slot 2
DIMM Slot 1
DIMM Slot 3
Card-edge
1. Unlock a DIMM slot by pressing the module clips outward.
2. Align the memory module to the DIMM slot, and insert the module vertically into the DIMM
slot. The plastic clips at both sides of the DIMM slot automatically lock the DIMM into the
connector.
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Installing the Motherboard
The sequence of installing the motherboard into the chassis depends on the chassis you are using
and if you are replacing an existing motherboard or working with an empty chassis. Determine if it
would be easier to make all the connections prior to this step or to secure the motherboard and then
make all the connections. It is normally easier to secure the motherboard first.
Use the following procedure to install the I/O shield and secure the motherboard into the chassis.
Note: Be sure that the CPU fan assembly has enough clearance for the chassis covers to lock into place and for
the expansion cards. Also make sure the CPU Fan assembly is aligned with the vents on the covers.
Installing the I/O Shield
The motherboard kit comes with an I/O shield that is used to block radio frequency transmissions,
protects internal components from dust and foreign objects, and promotes correct airflow within the
chassis.
Before installing the motherboard, install the I/O shield from the inside of the chassis. Press the I/O
shield into place and make sure it fits securely. If the I/O shield does not fit into the chassis, you
would need to obtain the proper size from the chassis supplier.
Securing the Motherboard into the Chassis
Most computer chassis have a base with mounting studs or spacers to allow the mother board to
be secured to the chassis and help to prevent short circuits. If there are studs that do not align with
a mounting hole on the motherboard, it is recommended that you remove that stud to prevent the
possibility of a short circuit. In most cases, it is recommended to secure the motherboard using a
minimum of nine (9) spacers.
1. Carefully place the motherboard onto the studs/spacers located inside the chassis.
2. Align the mounting holes with the studs/spacers.
3. Align the connectors to the I/O shield.
4. Ensure that the fan assembly is aligned with the chassis vents according to the fan assembly instruction.
5. Secure the motherboard with a minimum of eight-to-ten screws.
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Connecting Cables and Setting Switches
This section takes you through all the connections and switch settings necessary on the motherboard. This will include:
Power Connections
24-pin ATX power
8-pin ATX 12V power
Internal Headers
Front panel
IEEE 1394a
USB headers
Audio
Speaker
COM
FDD
IDE
Serial ATA II
Chassis Fans
Rear panel USB 2.0 Adapter
Expansion slots
See Figure 1 on page 4 to locate the connectors referenced in the following procedure.
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Power Connections
24-pin ATX Power
PWR1 is the main power supply connector located along the edge of the board next to the DIMM
slots. Make sure that the power supply cable and pins are properly aligned with the connector on
the motherboard. Firmly plug the power supply cable into the connector and make sure it is secure.
v Pin Assignments
Connector
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
+3.3V
13
+3.3V
2
+3.3V
14
-12V
3
GND
15
GND
4
+5V
16
PS_ON
5
GND
17
GND
6
+5V
18
GND
7
GND
19
GND
8
PWROK
20
RSVD
9
+5V_AUX
21
+5V
10
+12V
22
+5V
11
+12V
23
+5V
12
+3.3V
24
GND
8-pin ATX 12V Power
The 8-pin ATX 12V power connection, is used to provide power to the CPU. Align the pins to the
connector and press firmly until seated.
v Pin Assignments
Connector
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
GND
5
+12V
2
GND
6
+12V
3
GND
7
+12V
4
GND
8
+12V
11
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Connecting IDE Hard Disk Drives
The IDE connector supports Ultra ATA 133/100/66 IDE hard disk drives.
1. Connect the blue connector (the cable end with a single connector) to the motherboard.
2. Connect the black connector (the cable with the two closely spaced black and gray connectors)
to the Ultra ATA master device.
3. Connect the gray connector to a slave device.
If you install two hard disk drives, you must configure the second drive as a slave device by setting
its jumper accordingly. Refer to the hard disk documentation for the jumper settings.
Note: If an ATA-66/100 disk drive and a disk drive using any other IDE transfer protocol are attached to the same
cable, the maximum transfer rate between the drives may be reduced to that of the slowest drive.
v Pin Assignments
Connector
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
Reset IDE
2
GND
3
Host Data 7
4
Host Data 8
5
Host Data 6
6
Host Data 9
7
Host Data 5
8
Host Data 10
9
Host Data 4
10
Host Data 11
11
Host Data 3
12
Host Data 12
13
Host Data 2
14
Host Data 13
15
Host Data 1
16
Host Data 14
17
Host Data 0
18
Host Data 15
19
GND
20
—-
21
DRQ 1
22
GND
23
Host IOW
24
GND
25
Host IOR
26
GND
27
IOCHRDY
28
Host ALE
29
DACK 1
30
Ground
31
IRQ 15
32
NC
33
Address 1
34
Ground
35
Address 0
36
Address 2
37
Chip Select 0 38
Chip Select 1
39
Activity
GND
40
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Connecting Serial ATA Cables
The Serial ATA II connector is used to connect the Serial ATA II device to the motherboard. These
connectors support the thin Serial ATA II cables for primary storage devices. The current Serial
ATA II interface allows up to 300MB/s data transfer rate.
There are four serial ATA connectors on the motherboard that support RAID 0,RAID 1, RAID 5,
RAID 0+1 and JBOD configurations.
v Pin Assignments
Connector
Pin
SATA B1
SATA B0
Signal
1
GND
2
TX+
3
TX-
4
GND
5
RX+
6
RX-
7
GND
SATA A0 (bottom)
SATA A1 (top)
Connecting Floppy Disk Drive
The motherboard supports a standard 360K, 720K, 1.2M, 1.44m, and a 2.88M floppy disk drive (FDD).
v Pin Assignments
Connector
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
GND
2
Drive Density Election
3
GND
4
NC
5
GND
6
DSI
7
GND
8
Index
9
GND
10
Motor Enable 0
11
GND
12
DSB
13
GND
14
Drive Select 0
15
GND
16
Motor Enable 1
17
GND
18
Direction
19
GND
20
Step
21
GND
22
Write Data
23
GND
24
Write Gate
25
GND
26
Track 0
27
GND
28
Write Protect
29
NC
30
Read Data
31
GND
32
Side 1 Select
33
NC
34
Diskette Change
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Connecting Internal Headers
Front Panel Header
The front panel header on this motherboard is one connector used to connect the following four
cables. (see Table 2 for pin definitions):
PWRLED
Attach the front panel power LED cable to these two
pins of the connector.
The Power LED indicates the system’s status. When the
system is in S0 status, the LED is on. When the system
is in S4, S5 status, the LED is off. When the system is in
S1, S3 status, the LED is blink.
Note: Some chassis do not have all four cables. Be sure to match
the name on the connectors to the corresponding pins.
PWRSW
Attach the power button cable from the case to these
two pins. Pressing the power button on the front panel
turns the system on and off rather than using the power
supply button.
HD_LED
Attach the hard disk drive indicator LED cable to these
two pins. The HDD indicator LED indicates the activity
status of the hard disks.
RESET
v Pin Assignments
Connector
Pin
Signal
1
HD_PWR
3
HD ACT*
2
PWR LED
4
STBY LED
5
GND
7
RST BTN
6
PWR BTN
8
GND
No Connect
9
+5V
Empty
10
Empty
HD_LED
PWRLED
RESET
PWRSW
Attach the Reset switch cable from the front panel of
the case to these two pins. The system restarts when the
RESET switch is pressed.
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IEEE 1394a
The IEEE 1394 expansion cable bracket is provided in the box but if you do not require the additional external connections, you do not need to install it.
1. Secure the bracket to either the front or rear panel of your chassis (not all chassis are equipped
with the front panel option).
2. Connect the two ends of the cables to the IEEE 1394 connectors on the motherboard.
v Pin Assignments
Connector
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
TPA+
2
TPA-
3
GND
4
GND
5
TPB+
6
TPB-
7
+12V
8
+12V
9
Empty
10
GND
USB Headers
This motherboard contains six (6) USB 2.0 ports that are exposed on the rear panel of the chassis
(Figure 2). The motherboard also contains one 10-pin internal header connectors onboard that can
be used to connect an optional external bracket containing four (2) more USB 2.0 ports.
1. Secure the bracket to either the front or rear panel of your chassis (not all chassis are equipped
with the front panel option).
2. Connect the two ends of the cables to the USB 2.0 headers on the motherboard.
v Pin Assignments
Connector
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
5V_DUAL
2
5V_DUAL
3
Data-
4
Data-
5
Data+
6
Data+
7
GND
8
GND
9
Empty
10
No Connect
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Audio
The audio connector supports HD audio standard and provides two kinds of audio output choices:
the Front Audio, the Rear Audio. The front Audio supports re-tasking function.
v Pin Assignments
Connector
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
PORT1_L
2
AUD_GND
3
PORT1_R
4
PRECENCE_J
5
PORT2_R
6
SENSE1_RETURN
7
SENSE_SEND
8
Empty
9
PORT2_L
10
SENSE2_RETURN
COM1
The motherboard kit provides an additional serial COM header for your machine. Connect one side
of a switching cable to the header and then attach the serial COM device to the other side of the
cable.
v Pin Assignments
Connector
Pin
Signal
Pin
Signal
1
DCD (Data Carrier Detect)
2
DSR (Data Set Ready)
3
RXD (Receive Data)
4
RTS (Request to Send)
5
TXD (Transmit Data)
6
CTS (Clear to Send)
7
DTR (Data Terminal Ready) 8
RI (Ring Indicator)
9
GND
No Connect
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Fan Connections
There are six fan connections on the motherboard. The fan speed can be detected and viewed in the
PC Health Status section of the CMOS Setup. The fans are automatically turned off after the system
enters S3, S4 and S5 mode.
CPU FAN
CPU FAN:
Connect the CPU fan to this connrctor.
The CPU fan cable can be either a 3-pin or a 4-pin
connector. Connect a 3-pin connector to pins 1, 2, and 3
on the motherboard connector.
NFORCE FAN
NFORCE FAN:
CHASSIS
FAN2
Install the fan over the nForce 750i SLI SPP to draw heat
from the MCP. The fans plug into a 3-pin connector.
Others FAN:
There are four more fan connectors on the motherboard.
For this installation, these may not be used.
SYS FAN
AUX FAN
CHASSIS
FAN
v Pin Assignments
Connector
Connector
Pin
Signal
1
CONTROL
2
SENSE
3
+12V
4
GND
Pin
Signal
1
SENSE
2
+12V
3
+12V
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Expansion Slots
The EVGA nForce 750i SLI motherboard contains six expansion slots, three PCI Express slots and
three PCI slots. For a full list of PCI Express x16 graphics card supported by this motherboard, go to
www.nvidia.com/estore.
PCI Slots
The three PCI slots support many expansion cards
such as a LAN card, USB card, SCSI card and other
cards that comply with PCI specifications. When
installing a card into the PCI slot, be sure that it is
fully seated. Secure the card’s metal bracket to the
chassis back panel with the screw used to hold the
blank cover.
PCI Express x1 Slot
There is one PCI Express x1 slot that is designed to
accommodate less bandwidth-intensive cards, such
as a modem or LAN card. The x1 slot provides 250
MB/sec bandwidth.
PCIe x1 Slot
PCIe x16 Slot
PCI Slot
PCIe x16 Slot
PCI Slot
PCI Express x16 Slots
These two PCI Express x16 slots are reserved for graphics or video cards. The design of this motherboard supports two PCI-Express graphics cards with x8 bandwith using NVIDIA’s SLI technology.
When installing a PCI Express x16 card, be sure the retention clip snaps and locks the card into
place. If the card is not seated properly, it could cause a short across the pins. Secure the card’s
metal bracket to the chassis back panel with the screw used to hold the blank cover.
For Single Mode, insert the VGA card into the "PCIE X16_1" VGA slot. (labeled on the board).
The “PCIE X16_2” VGA slot will become inactive.
For SLI Mode, an SLI kit must be installed to the golden fingers on the top of both VGA
cards in order to link the cards together. (The kit is purchased separately from the motherboard).
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Onboard Buttons
These onboard buttons include RESET, POWER and CMOS , lets you turn on/off the system easily,
and convenient for clear CMOS
RESET and POWER Button:
These onboard buttons lets you turn on/off the
system easily, it is especially handy for debugging or
testing the system.
CMOS Button:
The motherboard uses the CMOS RAM to store all
the set parameters. The CMOS can be cleared by
press the CMOS button.
RESET
Button
POWER
Button
CMOS
Button
Post Port Debug LED
Provides two-digit POST code to show why the system
fail to boot. Allows quick and easy optimization.
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Configuring the BIOS
This section discusses how to change the system settings through the BIOS Setup menus. Detailed
descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
This section includes the following information:
Enter BIOS Setup
Main Menu
Standard CMOS Features
Advanced BIOS Features
Advanced Chipset Features
Integrated Peripherals
Power Management Setup
PnP/PCI Configurations
PC Health Status
Frequency/Voltage Control
Enter BIOS Setup
The BIOS is the communication bridge between hardware and software. Correctly setting the BIOS
parameters is critical to maintain optimal system performance.
Use the following procedure to verify/change BIOS settings.
1. Power on the computer.
2. Press the Del key when the following message briefly displays at the bottom of the screen
during the Power On Self Test (POST).
Press F1 to continue, DEL to enter Setup.
Pressing Del takes you to the Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility.
Note: It is strongly recommended that you do not change the default BIOS settings. Changing some settings could damage your computer.
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Main Menu
The main menu allows you to select from the list of setup functions and two exit choices. Use the
Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through the options or press Enter to display the associated
submenu. Use the arrow keys to position the selector in the option you choose. To go back to the
previous menu, press Esc.
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Standard CMOS Features
Frequency/Voltage Control
Advanced BIOS Features
Load Fail Safe Defaults
Advanced Chipset Features
Load Optimized Defaults
Integrated Peripherals
Set Supervisor Password
Power Management Setup
Set User Password
PnP/PCI Configurations
Save & Exit Setup
PC Health Status
Exit Without Saving
Esc : Quit
: Select Item
F10 : Save & Exit Setup
Time, Date, Hard Disk Type..,
Standard CMOS Features
Use this menu to set up the basic system configuration.
Advanced BIOS Features
Use this menu to set up the advanced system features and boot sequence.
Advanced Chipset Features
Use this menu to optimize system performance and configure clocks, voltages, memory timings,
and more.
Integrated Peripherals
Use this menu to set up onboard peripherals such as IDE, RAID, USB, LAN, and MAC control.
Power Management Setup
Use this menu to configure power management, power on, and sleep features.
PnP/PCI Configurations
Use this menu to modify the system’s Plug-and-Play and PCI configurations.
Frequency/Voltage Control
Use this menu to adjust various parameters to obtain improved performance for overclocking.
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The following items on the CMOS Setup Utility main menu are commands rather than submenus:
Load Fail Safe Defaults
Load default system settings.
Load Optimized Defaults
Load default system settings.
Set Supervisor Password/Set User Password
Use this command to set, change, and disable the password used to access the BIOS menu.
Save & Exit Setup
Use this command to save settings to CMOS and exit setup.
Exit Without Saving
Use this command to abandon all setting changes and exit setup.
Standard CMOS Features
The Standard CMOS Features menu is used to configure the standard CMOS information,
such as the date, time, HDD model, and so on. Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll
through the options or press Enter to display the sub-menu. Use the
arrow keys to position
the selector in the option you choose. To go back to the previous menu, press Esc.
The information shown in Item Help corresponds to the option highlighted.
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Standard CMOS Features
Date (mm:dd:yy) Time (hh:mm:ss) IDE Channel 0 Master IDE Channel 0 Slave SATA Channel 1 (A0) Master
SATA Channel 2 (A1) Master
SATA Channel 3 (B0) Master
SATA Channel 4 (C1) Master
Sat, Jul 01 2006
12 : 48: 23
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
Main Level
Change the day, month,
year and century
Drive A
Halt On [1.44, 3.5 in.]
[All , But Keyboard]
Base Memory Extended Memory Total Memory 640K
1047552K
1048576K
:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
F10:Save ESC:Exit
F7:Defaults
F1:General Help
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Advanced BIOS Features
Access the Advanced BIOS Features menu from the CMOS Utility Setup screen. Use the Page
Up and Page Down keys to scroll through the options or press Enter to display the sub-menu.
Use the
arrow keys to position the selector in the option you choose. To go back to the
previous menu, press Esc.
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Advanced BIOS Features
CPU Features [Press Enter]
Removable Device Priority [Press Enter]
Hard Disk Boot Priority [Press Enter]
Quick Power On Self Test [Enabled]
First Boot Device [Removable]
Second Boot Device [CDROM]
Third Boot Device [Hard Disk]
Boot Other Device [Enabled]
Boot Up NumLock Status [On]
Security Option [Setup]
APIC Mode [Enabled]
MPS Version Control For OS [1.4]
Full Screen LOGO Show [Disabled]
:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Main Level
Select Removable Boot
Device Priority
F10:Save ESC:Exit
F7:Defaults
F1:General Help
CPU Features
This field is available only for Pentium® CPU Features.
Intel SpeedStep
This function allows you to enable or disable Intel SpeedStep feature.
Limit CPUID Maxval
Use this function to enable the set limit of the CPUID MaxVal to 3. Set to Disable for Win XP.
C1E Function
Enabled, this function reduces the CPU power consumption when the CPU is idle. Idle occurs
when the operating system issues a halt instruction.
Execute Disable Bit
When this function is disabled, it forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero (0).
Virtualization Technology
When this function is enabled, it allows a VMM to utilize the additional hardware capabilities
provided by Intel Virtualization Technology.
Removable Device Priority
Use this option to select the priority for removable device startup. Press Enter to see the list of
removable devices in your system. Use the arrow keys to go to the various devices. Then use
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the + or – keys to move the device priority up or down in the list. To go back to the previous
menu, press Esc.
The Options are: Floppy Disk, LS120, ZIP100, USB-FDD0, USB-FDD1, USB-ZIP0, USB-ZIP1.
Hard Disk Boot Priority
Use this option to select the priority for HDD startup. Press Enter to see the list of bootable
devices in your system. Use the arrow keys to go to the various devices. Then use the + or –
keys to move the device priority up or down in the list. To go back to the previous menu, press
Esc.
The options are Pri. Master, Pri. Slave, Sec. Master, Sec. Slave, USBHDD0, USBHDD1,
USBHDD2, Bootable Add-in cards
Quick Power On Self Test
Enabling this option allows the system to skip certain test while booting, which reduces the time
needed to boot the system. Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to toggle between Enable and
Disable.
First/Second/Third Boot Device
Use this option to set the priority sequence of the devices booted at power on. Use the Page Up
and Page Down keys to scroll through the options or press Enter to display the sub-menu. Use
the arrow keys to position the selector in the option you choose.
The options are Floppy, LS120, Hard Disk, CDROM, ZIP100, USB-FDD, USB-ZIP, USB-CDROM,
Legacy LAN, Disabled.
Boot Other Device
With the option set to Enable, the system boots from some other device if the first/second/third
boot devices fail.
Boot Up NumLock Status
This option allows you to select the power-on state of NumLock. Select On to activate the
keyboard NumLock when the system is started. Select Off to disable the NumLock key.
Security Option
The Security Options allows you to require a password every time the system boots or only
when you enter setup. Select Setup to require a password to gain access to the CMOS Setup
screen. Select System to require a password to access the CMOS Setup screen and when the
system boots.
APIC Mode
Use this function to enable or disable the Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC).
If you disable this option, you also disable the MPS Version Control for OS option.
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MPS Version Control For OS
Use this function to select the Multi-Processor Specification (MPS) version that BIOS passes to
the operating system. Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through the options.
Full Screen LOGO Show
This option allows you to enable or disable the display of the full-screen logo when the system
boots. Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to toggle between Enable and Disable
Advanced Chipset Features
Select Advanced Chipset Features from the CMOS Setup Utility menu and press Enter to
display the functions of the Advanced Chipset Functions menu.
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Advanced Chipset Features
Spread Spectrum Control [Press Enter]
System BIOS Cacheable [Disabled]
Item Help
Main Level
Voltage control
:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5: Previous Values
F10:Save ESC:Exit
F7:Defaults
F1:General Help
Spread Spectrum Control
CPU Spread Spectrum
This option reduces the EMI generated by the CPU. The options are Disabled, Center Spread.
SATA Spread Spectrum
This option reduces the EMI generated by the S-ATA. The options are Disabled, Enabled.
LDT Spread Spectrum
This option reduces the EMI generated by the LDT. The options are Disabled, Down Spread
System BIOS Cacheable
This item allows the system to be cached in memory for faster execution. The options are
Disabled, Enabled.
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Integrated Peripherals Menu
Select Integrated Peripherals from the CMOS Setup Utility menu and press Enter to display the
Integrated Peripherals menu.
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Integrated Peripherals
IDE Function Setup RAID Cofig OnChip USB USB Keyboard/Storage Support
USB Mouse Support
USB Park Mode
USB TD Reads
USB Periodic Data Reads
USB Asyn Data Reads
HD Audio
MAC Lan
MAC Media Interface
IEEE1394 controller
IDE HDD Black Mode
Onboard FDC Controller
Onbaord Serial Port 1
[Press Enter]
[Press Enter]
[V1.1+V2.0]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[ISO Queue]
[ISO Queue]
[non-ISO Queue]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Pin Strap]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[3F8/IRQ4]
:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Main Level
F10:Save ESC:Exit
F7:Defaults
F1:General Help
IDE Function Setup
Press Enter to display the IDE Function Setup menu.
OnChip IDE Channel0 [Enabled]
Primary Master PIO [Auto]
Primary Slave PIO [Auto]
Primary Master UDMA [Auto]
Primary Slave UDMA [Auto]
IDE DMA transfer access [Enabled]
Serial-ATA Controller [All Enabled]
IDE Prefetch Mode [Enabled]
OnChip IDE Channel0
Use this function to enable or disable the onchip IDE Channel0. When disabled, the Primary
Master/Slave functions are changed to Auto and cannot be changed.
Primary Master/Slave PIO
When OnChip IDE Channel0 is set to [Enabled], you can select a mode for the primary Master
and Slave PIO. Select from Auto, or Mode 1 through Mode 4.
Primary Master/Slave UDMA
When OnChip IDE Channel0 is set to [Enabled], you can disable the primary Master and Slave
UDMA or set it to [Auto].
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IDE DMA transfer access
Use this function to enable or disable IDE DMA transfer access.
Serial-ATA Controller
This function allows you to enable specific SATA controllers, enable all controllers, or disable all
controllers. The options available are [SATA-0], [SATA-0+1], [Enable All], and [Disabled].
IDE Prefetch Mode
Use this function to enable or disable the IDE Prefetch mode.
RAID Config
Press Enter to display the RAID Config menu.
RAID Enable
[Enabled]
SATA 0 Primary RAID [Disabled]
SATA 0 Secondary RAID [Disabled]
SATA 1 Primary RAID [Disabled]
SATA 1 Secondary RAID [Disabled]
RAID Enable
Use this function to enable or disable RAID. When RAID is set to [Disabled], all SATA functions
are changed to Disabled and cannot be changed.
SATA x Primary/Secondary
When RAID Enable is set to [Enabled], you can enable or disable the various SATA functions.
OnChip USB
Use this function to enable specific versions of the USB or disable the onchip USB. When the
onchip USB is set to [Disabled], the keyboard and mouse support functions are set to Enabled
and cannot be changed. Versions that can be selected are
[V1.1+V2.0] or [V1.1].
USB Keyboard/Mouse Support
Use these function to enable or disable the onchip WSB support of the keyboard and/or mouse.
USB Park Mode
The options are Enabled, Disabled.
USB TD Reads
The options are non-ISO Queue, ISO Queue.
USB Periodic Data Reads
The options are non-ISO Queue, ISO Queue.
USB Asyn Data Reads
The options are non-ISO Queue, ISO Queue.
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HD Audio
This function on the Integrated Peripherals menu allows you to enable or disable the integrated
high definition audio.
MAC LAN
Use these functions to set the MAC LAN to Auto or disable their functions.
IEEE1394 controller
This function on the Integrated Peripherals menu allows you to enable or disable the IEEE1394
(Firewire) interface.
IDE HDD Block Mode
Using this function on the Integrated Peripherals menu allows your IDE hard drive needs to
support block mode. Select [Enabled] to automatically detect the optimal number of block read/
writes per sector the drive can support.
Select [Disabled] if your drive does not support block mode.
Onboard FDC Controller
This function on the Integrated Peripherals menu allows you to enable or disable the onboard
Floppy Disk Controller function.
Onboard Serial Port 1
This function on the Integrated Peripherals menu allows you to select the onboard serial port 1
function. Options are [3F8/IRQ4], [2E8/IRQ3], [3E8/IRQ4], [Auto], and [Disabled].
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Power Management Setup
Select Power Management Setup from the CMOS Setup Utility menu and press Enter to display
the Power Management Setup menu.
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Power Management Setup
x
x
x
x
ACPI function
APCI Suspend Type
Power Management
Video Off Mehtod
HDD Power Down
Soft-Off by PBTN WOL(PME#) From Soft-Off WOR(RI#) From Soft-Off Power-on by Alarm Day of Month Alarm Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm HPET Support
POWER ON Function KB Power ON Password Hot Key Power On PWRON After PWR-Fail
[Enabled]
[S1&S3]
[User Define]
[DPMS Support]
[Disabled]
[Instant-Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
0
0:0:0
[Enabled]
[BUTTON ONLY]
Enter
Ctrl-F1
[Former-Sts]
:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Main Level
F10:Save ESC:Exit
F7:Defaults
F1:General Help
ACPI Function
This function on the Power Management Setup menu allows you to enable or disable the ACPI
function.
ACPI Suspend Type
This function on the Power Management Setup menu allows you to select an ACPI Suspend
Type. Types to select from are [S1&S3], [S1(POS)], and [S3(STR)].
Power Management
Use this to select your Power Management selection. The default is User define.
Max. saving: Maximum power savings. Inactivity period is 1 minute in each mode.
Min. saving: Minimum power savings. Inactivity period is 1 hour in each mode.
User define: Allows user to define PM Timers parameters to control power saving mode.
HDD Power Down
Powers down the hard disk drive after a preset period of system inactivity.
The options are Disabled, 1min ~ 15min.
Soft-Off by PBNT
This function on the Power Management Setup menu allows you to set Soft-Off by PBNT to
[Instant-Off] or [Delay 4 Sec].
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WOL(PME#) From Soft-Off
This function on the Power Management Setup menu allows you to enable or disable
WOL(PMW#) from soft-off.
WOR(RI#) From Soft-Off
This function on the Power Management Setup menu allows you to enable or disable WOR(RI#)
from soft-off.
Power On by Alarm
This function on the Power Management Setup menu allows you to enable or disable the Poweron by alarm function. Set to [Disable] to prevent poweron by alarm. When set to [Enable], you
can manually put in the day of the month and the time of the alarm.
Power-on by Alarm Day of Month Alarm Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm [Disabled]
[ 0]
[0 : 0 : 0]
To enter a day or time, use the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through numbers or enter
the number using the keyboard number or the + and – keys.
HPET Support
This function allows you to enable or disable the High Precision Even Timer (HPET). When
Enabled, HPET is used as the timing hardware for multimedia and other time-sensitive
application. When HPET is Disabled, the APIC timer is used.
POWER ON Function
This function on the Power Management Setup menu allows you to define the power-on
function. Options for this function are:
BUTTON ONLY
Keyboard 98
Password
When [Password] is selected, the KB Power ON Password function is enabled so that you
must enter a password.
POWER ON Function
[Password]
KB Power ON Password [Enter]
x Hot Key Power On Ctrl-F1
Hot Key Power On
When [Hot Key] is selected, the Hot key Power On function is enabled so that you must select
a keyboard key as the hot key. To select a hot key use Ctrl+F1 though Ctrl+F12
POWER ON Function [Hot key]
x KB Power ON Password Enter
Hot Key Power On [Ctrl-F1]
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Mouse Left
Mouse Right
Any Key
PWRON After PWR-Fail
This item enables your computer to automatically restart or return to its last operating status after
power returns from a power failure.
Off: The system stays off after a power failure.
On: The system stays on after a power failure.
PnP/PCI Configuration Menu
Select PnP/PCI Configuration from the CMOS Setup Utility menu and press Enter to display the
PnP/PCI Configuration menu.
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PnP/PCI Configuration
[PCI Slot]
Reset Configuration Data [Disabled]
Resources Controlled By [Auto(ESCD)]
Init Display First x IRQ Resources PCI/VGA Express Snoop
Item Help
Main Level
Press Enter
[Disabled]
** PCI Express relative items **
Maximum Payload Size [4096]
:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5: Previous Values
F10:Save ESC:Exit
F7:Defaults
F1:General Help
Init Display First
This function on the PnP/PCI Configuration menu allows you to define if the initial display is in the
PCI slot or in the PCI Express slot. Options are [PCI Slot] and [PCIEx].
Reset Configuration Data
This function on the PnP/PCI Configuration menu allows you to enable or disable the resetting of
Extended System Configuration Data (ESCD) when you exit Setup. Set this to [Enabled] if you have
installed a new add-on and the system reconfiguration has caused a serious conflict that prevents
the OS from booting. The default setting is [Disabled].
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Resources Controlled By
This function on the PnP/PCI Configuration menu allows you to define if the BIOS can
automatically configure all the boot and plug-and-play compatible devices or if you can manually
select IRQ, DMA, and memory base address fields. Select [Auto(ESCD)] if you want the BIOS to
automatically populate these fields. If you select [Manual] so you can assign the resources, IRQ
Resources is enabled for input.
IRQ Resources
To enable this field for input, set Resources Controlled By to [Manual]. With this field enabled, press
Enter to see options.
IRQ-5 assigned to IRQ-9 assigned to IRQ-10 assigned to IRQ-11 assigned to
IRQ-14 assigned to IRQ-15 assigned to [PCI Device]
[Reserved]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
Use Legacy ISA for devices compliant with the original PC AT Bus specification. Use PCI/ISA
PnP for devices compliant with the plug-and-play standard, whether designed for PCI or ISA Bus
architecture.
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop
This function on the PnP/PCI Configuration menu allows you to enable or disable the Palette Snoop
function.
Maximum Payload Size
This function on the PnP/PCI Configuration menu allows you to set the maximum TLP payload
size (in bytes) for the PCI Express devices. Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through
sizes or enter the number using the keyboard numbers or use the + and – keys to go up and down
the list of sizes.
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PC Health Status
Select PC Health Status from the CMOS Setup Utility menu and press Enter to display the PC
Health Status menu.
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PC Health Status
Dynamic Fan Control CPU [Press Enter]
Item Help
47ºC/ 117ºF
CPU VID CPU FSB Memory +3.3V +3.3V Dual +12V +5V +Vbat 1.28V
1.19V
1.90V
3.26V
3.26V
12.08V
4.93V
3.00V
CPU Fan Speed Aux Fan Speed nForce Fan Speed Chassis Fan2 Speed 0 RPM
4272 RPM
4891 RPM
5250 RPM
0 RPM
:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5: Previous Values
Main Level
F10:Save ESC:Exit
F7:Defaults
F1:General Help
All of the values shown in Blue are dynamic and change as the speed and voltages of the various
components change with system usage.
Dynamic Fan Control
How effective Smart CPU Fan is will depend on fan design. Most fans have built-in thermistor and
may self adjust its speed.
CPU Fan Speed Control
If temp > 70oC, Set Fan Speed 100%
If temp < 30oC, Set Fan Speed
1%
x Manual Fan Speed, %
100
[SmartFan]
Chassis Fan Speed Control
If temp > 60oC, Set Fan Speed 100%
If temp < 30oC, Set Fan Speed
1%
x Manual Fan Speed, %
100
[SmartFan]
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x Manual Fan Speed, %
[Auto]
100%
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Frequency/Voltage Control
Select Frequency/Voltage Control from the CMOS Setup Utility menu and press Enter to display
the Frequency/Voltage Control menu.
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Frequency/Voltage Control
System Clocks
[Press Enter]
FSB & Memory Config [Press Enter]
System Voltages [Press Enter]
CPU Clock Ratio [12 X]
LDT Frequency
[5 X]
:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Main Level
Voltage control
F10:Save ESC:Exit
F7:Defaults
F1:General Help
CPU Clock Ratio
This value changes the CPU Frequency value depending on the value you choose. Use the Page Up
and Page Down keys to scroll through the options.
The options are from 6 X through 60 X.
LDT Frequency
Use this item to select LDT Frequency.
System Clocks
From this menu, display the frequency settings.
Parameters **Frequency Settings**
Current CPU Freq, MHz FSB Clock, MHz
Settings Current Value
2400.0 800.0 2400.0
800.0
Current CPU Freq, MHz
This value is set by the CPU Multiplier (value cannot be changed by the user).
FSB Clock, MHz
This value is set by the system (value cannot be changed by the user).
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FSB & Memroy Config
From this menu, you are able to specify frequency settings and memroy settings.
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FSB & Memory Config
Parameters Settings Current Value
Current CPU Freq, MHz 2400.0 2400.0
CPU Multiplier [12X]
12X
Main Level
FSB - Memroy Clock Mode
[Auto]
800.0
“CPUOC MAX” realizes
the complete optimized
memory settings when
SLI-Ready memory is
installed
x FSB - Memory Ratio
Auto
x FSB (QDR), MHz Auto Actual FSB (QDR), MHz 800.0
x MEM (DDR), MHz Auto Actual MEM (DDR), MHz 800.0
800.0
Memory Timing Setting [Press Enter]
ECC Control
[Disabled]
ECC Uncorrectable
[Disabled]
ECC Correctable
[Disabled]
:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5: Previous Values
Item Help
Optimized memory
settings by allowing
X% CPU overclocking
CPU overclocking may
require manual
overvolting of the CPU
to improve system
stability
F10:Save ESC:Exit
F7:Defaults
F1:General Help
FSB - Memroy Clock Mode
Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through the FSB and Memory Clock Mode
options. The options are:
Auto
This is the optimal setting since it sets the FSB and memory speeds automatically.
Linked
When Link is selected, FSB (QDR), MHz is changed to editable and the FSB speed can be
entered manually. As the FSB speed is changed, CPU Freq, MHz changes proportionally.
CPU Freq, MHz 2400.0 2400.0
CPU Multiplier 11X 11X
FSB – Memory Clock Mode [Linked]
FSB (QDR), MHz [1067] Actual FSB (QDR), MHz x MEM (DDR), MHz Actual MEM (DDR), MHz Auto 1066.7
1066.7
800.0
800.0
Unlinked
When Unlink is selected, FSB (QDR), MHz and MEM (DDR), MHz are changed to editable
and the FSB and memory speeds can be entered manually. As the FSB speed is changed, CPU
Freq, MHz changes proportionally.
FSB – Memory Clock Mode [unlinked]
FSB (QDR), MHz [1067] Actual FSB (QDR), MHz 1066.7
MEM (DDR), MHz [1067] Actual MEM (DDR), MHz 800.0
1066.7
800.0
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FSB (QDR), MHz
Use the + or – keys to scroll through new values for the CPU FSB frequency or type in a new
value. Note that the Actual FSB (QDR) reflects the actual frequency that takes effect on a reboot.
MEM (DDR), MHz
Use the + or – keys to scroll through new values for the memory frequency or type in a new
value. Note that the Actual MEM (DDR) reflects the actual frequency that takes effect when the
system reboots.
Memory Timing Setting
Press Enter to display the Memory Timing Setting menu. Use this menu to set optimal timings
or to manually enter timings.
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Memory Timing Setting
Parameters Settings Memory Timing Setting [Optimal]
Current Value
x tCL (CAS Latency) Auto(5) 5
x tRDC Auto(5) 5
x tRP Auto(5)
5
x tRAS Auto(15) 15
x Command Per Clock (CDM) Auto(2T) 2T
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Select [Expert] to
enter timings manually
** Advanced Memory Settings **
x tRRD Auto(3) x tRC Auto(23) 23
3
x tWR Auto(5) 5
x tWTR Auto(9) 9
x tREF Auto 7.0uS
:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5: Previous Values
F10:Save ESC:Exit
F7:Defaults
F1:General Help
Optimal
Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to select Optimal. Optimal prohibits you from
manually setting any timing. All timing is set for optimal performance.
Expert
Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to select Expert. When Expert is selected, all timing
categories are enabled for manual input. Note that you should set the value to Optimal to use
the manufacturers’ recommended values.
w tCL: CAS# latency (options are 1 through 6).
w tRDC: RAS#-to-CAS# Delay for Read/Write commands to the same bank (options are 1
through 7).
w tRP: Row Precharge time. This is the Precharge-to-Active or Autoto-Refresh of the same
bank (options are 1 through 7).
w tRAS: This is the minimum RAS# active time (options are 1 through 31).
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w Command Per Clock: This is the command timing setting on a per clock unit basis (options are 1T and 2T).
w tRRD: RAS#-to-RAS# delay of different banks (options are 1 through 15).
w tRC: RAS#-to-RAS# or auto refresh time of the same bank (options are 1 through 31).
w tWR: The Write recovery time (options are 2 through 7).
w tWTR: This is the minimum write-to-read delay with the same chip selected (options are 1
through 10).
w tREF: This is the DRAM refresh rate (options are Auto, 7.8uS, and 3.9uS).
ECC Control
Disabled
System Voltages
Select System Voltages from the Frequency/Voltage Control menu and press Enter to display
the System Voltages menu.
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System Voltages
Parameters CPU Core Settings Current Value
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[Auto] 1.28
CPU FSB [Auto] 1.20V
Memory [Auto] 1.900V
nForce SPP [Auto] 1.30V
NF200 Voltage Level
[Auto] 1.20V
GTLVREF Lane 0 [Auto] +00mv
GTLVREF Lane 1 [Auto] +00mv
GTLVREF Lane 2 [Auto] +00mv
GTLVREF Lane 3 [Auto] +00mv
Main Level
Voltage level for CPU
Core (CPU VID)
Users should exercise caution when over-voltaging,
,as it can cause system instability or even void
warranties and damage components.
:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
F5: Previous Values
F10:Save ESC:Exit
F7:Defaults
F1:General Help
CPU Core
Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through the voltages or select [Auto] to
automatically set the voltage level for the CPU Core.
CPU FSB
Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll through the voltages or select [Auto] to
automatically set the voltage level for the CPU FSB.
Memory
This function defines the voltage level for the DRAM. Use the Page Up and Page Down keys to
select a voltage or select [Auto] to automatically set the voltage.
nForce 750i SLI Motherboard
nForce SPP
This function defines the core voltage level for the NVIDIA nForce SPP chip. Use the Page
Up and Page Down keys to select a voltage (1.20V, 1.30V, 1.40V, 1.50V) or select [Auto] to
automatically set the voltage.
NF200 Voltage Level
This function defines the core voltage level for the NVIDIA nForce NF200 chip. Use the Page Up
and Page Down keys to select a voltage or select [Auto] to automatically set the voltage.
GTLVREF Lane 0
This function defines the voltage level for GTLVREF Lane 0. Use the Page Up and Page Down
keys to select a voltage or select [Auto] to automatically set the voltage.
GTLVREF Lane 1
This function defines the voltage level for GTLVREF Lane 1. Use the Page Up and Page Down
keys to select a voltage or select [Auto] to automatically set the voltage.
GTLVREF Lane 2
This function defines the voltage level for GTLVREF Lane 2. Use the Page Up and Page Down
keys to select a voltage or select [Auto] to automatically set the voltage.
GTLVREF Lane 3
This function defines the voltage level for GTLVREF Lane 3. Use the Page Up and Page Down
keys to select a voltage or select [Auto]to automatically set the voltage.
Installing Drivers and
Software
Note: It is important to remember that before installing the driver CD that is shipped
in the kit, you need to load your operating system. The motherboard supports
Windows XP 32bit and 64bit and is Vista-capable.
The kit comes with a CD that contains drivers and additional NVIDIA
software.
The CD that has been shipped with your EVGA motherboard contains the
following software and drivers:
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NVIDIA nForce motherboard drivers
Audio drivers
RAID drivers
Adobe Acrobat Reader
User’s Manual
Driver Installation
3.
4.
Insert the EVGA nForce 780i SLI installation CD for the motherboard
included in the kit.
The CD will autorun, install the drivers and utilities listed on the install
screen.
If the CD does not run, go to My Computer and click on the CD to open.
Appendix A.
POST Codes for Tritium Platform
This section provides the Award POST Codes (Table 6) and the NVMM POST
Codes (Table 7) for Tritium platforms during system boot up.
Table 1.
Award POST Code
Award POST Codes
Code
Name
01
Reserved
02
Jumps to E000
segment
Execution of POST routines in E000
03
Early SuperIO
Init Early Initialized the super IO
04
Reserved
05
Blank video
06
Reserved
07
Init KBC
Keyboard controller init
08
KB test
Test the Keyboard
09
Reserved
0A
Mouse Init
0B
Reserved
0C
Reserved
0D
Reserved
0E
CheckSum Check
0F
Reserved
10
Autodetect
EEPROM
11
Reserved
Description
Reset Video controller
Initialized the mouse
Check the integrity of the ROM,BIOS and message
Check Flash type and copy flash write/erase routines
Using NVIDIA Software
Award POST Codes
Code
Name
Description
12
Test CMOS
Test and Reset CMOS
13
Reserved
14
Load Chipset
15
Reserved
Load Chipset Defaults
16
Init Clock
17
Reserved
18
Init CPU
19
Reserved
1A
Reserved
1B
Setup Interrupt
Vector Table
Initialize first 120 interrupt vectors with
SPURIOUS_INT_HDLR and initialize INT 00h-1Fh
according to INT_TBL
1C
CMOS Battery
Check
Test CMOS and check Battery Fail
1D
Early PM
Early PM initialization
1E
Reserved
1F
Re-initial KB
Initialize onboard clock generator
CPU ID and initialize L1/L2 cache
Load keyboard matrix
20
Reserved
21
HPM init
22
Reserved
23
Program chipset
Early Programming of chipset registers
24
Init PNP
Init PNP
25
Shadow VBIOS
Shadow system/video BIOS
26
Clock Gen
Init onboard clock generator and sensor
27
Setup BDA
Setup BIOS DATA AREA (BDA)
28
Reserved
29
CPU Speed detect
2A
Reserved
2B
Init video
2C
Reserved
2D
Video memory
test
Init Heuristic Power Management (HPM)
Chipset programming and CPU Speed detect
Initialize Video
Test Video Memory and display Logos
Award POST Codes
Code
Name
2E
Reserved
2F
Reserved
30
Reserved
31
Reserved
32
Reserved
33
Early keyboard
reset
34
Reserved
35
Test DMA
Controller 0
36
Reserved
37
Test DMA
Controller 1
38
Reserved
39
Test DMA Page
Registers
3A
Reserved
3B
Reserved
3C
Test Timer
3D
Reserved
3E
Test 8259-1 Mask
3F
Reserved
40
Test 8259-2 Mask
41
Reserved
42
Reserved
43
Test Stuck
Interrupt
44
Reserved
45
Reinit serial port
46
Reserved
47
EISA Test
Description
Early Keyboard Reset
Test DMA channel 0
Test DMA channel 1
Test DMA Page Registers
Test 8254 Timer 0 Counter 2.
Verify 8259 Channel 1 masked interrupts by
alternately turning off and on the interrupt lines.
Verify 8259 Channel 2 masked interrupts by
alternately turning off and on the interrupt lines.
Turn off interrupts then verify no 8259's interrupt
mask register is on. Test 8259 Force an interrupt and
verify the interrupt occurred.
Reinitialize Preboot agent serial port
If EISA non-volatile memory checksum is good,
execute EISA initialization. If not, execute ISA tests
and clear EISA mode flag.
Using NVIDIA Software
Award POST Codes
Code
Name
48
Reserved
49
Size Memory
4A
Reserved
4B
Reserved
4C
Reserved
4D
Reserved
4E
Init APIC
4F
Reserved
50
USB init
51
Reserved
52
Memory Test
53
Reserved
54
Reserved
55
CPU display
56
Reserved
57
PnP Init Display
58
Reserved
59
Setup Virus
5A
Reserved
5B
Awdflash Load
5C
Reserved
5D
Onboard I/O
5E
Reserved
5F
Reserved
60
Setup enable
61
Reserved
62
Reserved
63
Initialize Mouse
Description
Size base memory from 256K to 640K and extended
memory above 1MB.
Initialize APIC and set MTRR
Initialize USB controller
Test all memory of memory above 1MB using Virtual
8086 mode, page mode and clear the memory
Detect CPU speed and display CPU vendor specific
version string and turn on all necessary CPU features
PnP logo and PnP early init
Setup virus protect according to Protect Setup
If required, will auto load Awdflash.exe in POST
Init Initializing onboard superIO
Display setup message and enable setup functions
Detect if mouse is present, initialize mouse, install
interrupt vectors.
Award POST Codes
Code
Name
64
Reserved
65
PS2 Mouse special
66
Reserved
67
ACPI init
68
Reserved
69
Init Cache
6A
Reserved
6B
Setup
6C
Reserved
6D
Initialize Floppy
6E
Reserved
6F
FDD install
70
Reserved
71
Reserved
72
Reserved
73
Initialize Hard
Drive
74
Reserved
75
Detect HDD
76
Reserved
77
Detect serial ports
78
Reserved
79
Reserved
7A
Detect parallel
ports
7B
Reserved
7C
HDD Write Protect
7D
Reserved
7E
Reserved
7F
POST error check
80
Reserved
81
Reserved
Description
Special treatment to PS2 Mouse port
ACPI sub-system initializing
Initialize cache controller
Enter setup check and autoconfiguration check up
Initialize floppy disk drive
Install FDD and setup BIOS data area parameters
Initialize hard drive controller
IDE device detection
Initialize serial ports.
Initialize parallel ports.
HDD check for write protection
Check POST error and display them and ask for user
intervention
Using NVIDIA Software
Award POST Codes
Code
Name
Description
82
Security Check
Ask password security.
83
Write CMOS
Write all CMOS values back to RAM and clear screen.
84
Display PNP
Display PNP devices
85
USB Final Init
Final USB initialization
86
Reserved
87
Reserved
88
Reserved
89
Setup ACPI tables
8A
Reserved
8B
Option ROM
Detect
Setup ACPI tables
Scan for Option ROMs
8C
Reserved
8D
Enable Parity
Check
8E
Reserved
8F
IRQ12 Enable
90
Reserved
91
Reserved
92
Reserved
93
Boot Medium
Read
Detect and store boot partition head and cylinders
values in RAM
94
Final Init
Final init for last micro details before boot
95
NumLock
Set NumLock status according to Setup
96
Boot Attempt
Set low stack Boot via INT 19h.
C0
Base CPU test
Read/Write CPU registers
C1
Memory Presence
Base memory detect
C2
Early Memory
Board Initialization
C3
Extend Memory
Turn on extended memory, cache initialization
C4
Special Display
First display initialization
C5
Early Shadow
Early shadow enable for fast boot
C6
Cache presence
External cache size detection
CF
CMOS Check
CMOS checkup
Enable Parity Check
Enable IRQ12 if mouse present
Award POST Codes
Code
Name
Description
B0
Spurious
If interrupt occurs in protected mode.
B1
Unclaimed NMI
If unmasked NMI occurs, display Press F1 to disable
NMI, F2 reboot.
BF
Program MCP
To program chipset from defaults values
E1-EF
Setup Pages
E1- Page 1, E2 - Page 2, etc.
FF
Boot
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