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AA8XE

Intel Pentium 4 System Board

Socket 775

User’s Manual

4200-0436-01Rev. 1.00

Copyright and Warranty Notice

The information in this document is subject to change without notice and does not represent a commitment on part of the vendor, who assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors that may appear in this manual.

No warranty or representation, either expressed or implied, is made with respect to the quality, accuracy or fitness for any particular part of this document. In no event shall the manufacturer be liable for direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising from any defect or error in this manual or product.

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This document contains materials protected under International Copyright Laws. All rights reserved. No part of this manual may be reproduced, transmitted or transcribed without the expressed written permission of the manufacturer and authors of this manual.

If you do not properly set the motherboard settings, causing the motherboard to malfunction or fail, we cannot guarantee any responsibility.

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Table Of Contents

Chapter 1.

Introduction ..........................................................................

1-1

1-1.

Features & Specifications ........................................................................

1-1

1-2.

Layout Diagram .......................................................................................

1-3

Chapter 2.

Hardware Setup....................................................................

2-1

2-1.

Install The Motherboard...........................................................................

2-1

2-2.

Install CPU, Heatsink and Fan Assembly................................................

2-2

2-3.

Install System Memory ............................................................................

2-4

2-4.

Connectors, Headers and Switches ..........................................................

2-6

 

(1).

ATX Power Input Connectors........................................................

2-6

 

(2).

FAN Power Connectors .................................................................

2-7

 

(3).

CMOS Memory Clearing Header ..................................................

2-8

 

(4).

Wake-up Header.............................................................................

2-9

 

(5).

Front Panel Audio Connection Header ........................................

2-10

 

(6).

Front Panel Switches & Indicators Headers ................................

2-11

 

(7).

Additional IEEE1394 Port Headers .............................................

2-12

 

(8).

Additional USB Port Headers......................................................

2-13

 

(9).

GURU Clock Connection Header................................................

2-14

 

(10). Internal Audio Connectors ...........................................................

2-14

 

(11). Floppy and IDE Disk Drive Connectors......................................

2-15

 

(12). POST Code Display .....................................................................

2-16

 

(13). Serial ATA Connectors .................................................................

2-17

 

(14). PCI Express x16 Slot ...................................................................

2-18

 

(15). PCI Express x1 Slots....................................................................

2-18

 

(16). Back Panel Connectors ................................................................

2-19

Chapter 3.

BIOS Setup............................................................................

3-1

3-1.

µGuru Utility............................................................................................

3-2

3-2.

Standard CMOS Features.........................................................................

3-9

3-3.

Advanced BIOS Features.......................................................................

3-12

3-4.

Advanced Chipset Features....................................................................

3-14

3-5.

Integrated Peripherals ............................................................................

3-16

3-6.

Power Management Setup .....................................................................

3-21

3-7.

PnP/PCI Configurations.........................................................................

3-24

3-8.

Load Fail-Safe Defaults .........................................................................

3-26

3-9.

Load Optimized Defaults .......................................................................

3-26

3-10.

Set Password ..........................................................................................

3-26

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3-11. Save & Exit Setup ..................................................................................

3-26

3-12. Exit Without Saving...............................................................................

3-26

Appendix A.

Install Intel Chipset Software Utility...............................................

A-1

Appendix B.

Install Intel Application Accelerator RAID....................................

B-1

Appendix C.

Install Audio Driver .........................................................................

C-1

Appendix D.

Install LAN Driver ...........................................................................

D-1

Appendix E.

Install USB 2.0 Driver .....................................................................

E-1

Appendix F.

Install ABIT µGuru Utility ..............................................................

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

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Chapter 1. Introduction

1-1.Features & Specifications

1.LGA775 CPU Socket

Designed for Intel® 90nm Pentium 4/Celeron D LGA775 processors with 1066/800/533 MHz FSB

Supports Intel® Hyper-ThreadingTechnology

2.Express Chipset

Intel® 925XE / Intel® ICH6R Express Chipset

3.Flexible Memory

Four 240-pinDIMM sockets(Un-bufferedNon-ECCDIMM)

Supports Dual channel DDR2-533/400(Max. 4GB), up to 8.5GB/s bandwidth

4.PCI Express x16 graphics

Delivers up to 8GB/s per direction for 3.5 times more bandwidth than AGP8X at 2.1GB/s

5.PCI Express x1 I/O

Offers 500MB/s concurrently, over 3.5 times more bandwidth than PCI at 133MB/s

6.SATA Matrix RAID

Intel® Matrix Storage Technology on 4 Serial ATA ports. RAID 0/RAID 1 delivers higher performance and data protection

Supports SATA AHCI, providing native command queuing and native hot plug

7.High Definition Audio

Onboard Theater-class7.1 Channels Intel® High Definition Audio

Professional digital audio interface supports auto jack sensing and optical S/PDIF In/Out

8.IEEE 1394

Supports 3 Ports IEEE 1394 at 100/200/400 Mb/s transfer rate

9.Gigabit LAN

Onboard Gigabit LAN controller supports 10/100/1000M Ethernet

10.ABIT Engineered

ABIT uGuruTechnology (ABIT OC Guru/ABIT EQ/ABIT Flash Menu/ABIT Black Box)

ABIT CPU ThermalGuardTechnology

11.Internal I/O Connectors

1x PCI Express x16 slot

3x PCI Express x1 slots

2x PCI slots

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1x Floppy port supports up to 2.88MB

4x SATA 150 connectors

1x Ultra ATA/100/66/33 connector

2x USB 2.0 headers

2x IEEE 1394 headers

1x FP-Audioheader

1x CD-INheader

12.Back Panel I/O

1x PS/2 Keyboard, 1x PS/2 mouse

1x Serial port, 1x Parallel port

1x S/PDIF In connector

1x S/PDIF Out connector

1x AUDIO1 connector (Surround-Left /Surround-Right,Rear-Left /Rear-Right,Center/Subwoofer)

1x AUDIO2 connector (Mic-In,Line-In,Line-Out)

2x USB 2.0 connectors, 1x IEEE 1394 connector

2x USB 2.0 connectors, 1x RJ-45Gigabit LAN connector

13.Miscellaneous

ATX form factor (305mm x 245mm)

Specifications and information contained herein are subject to change without notice.

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Introduction

1-3

 

 

1-2.Layout Diagram

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1-4

Chapter 1

 

 

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Hardware Setup

2-1

 

 

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-oncards. Failing to do so may cause the motherboard components oradd-oncards to malfunction or damaged.

2-1.Install The Motherboard

Most computer chassis have a base with many mounting holes to allow motherboard to be securely attached on and at the same time, prevented from short circuits. There are two ways to attach the motherboard to the chassis base:

1.use with studs

2.or use with spacers

In principle, the best way to attach the board is to use 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-holeson the motherboard to align with.

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Chapter 2

 

 

2-2.Install CPU, Heatsink and Fan Assembly

In order to protect the contact pins, please pay attention to these notices:

1.A maximum 20 cycles of CPU installation is recommended.

2.Never touch the contact pins with fingers or any object.

3.Always put on the cap when the CPU is not in use.

1. Place the board so as to let the lever hook of the socket is on your left side. Use your left thumb and forefinger to hold the lever hook, pull it away from the retention tab.

4. Use your right thumb and forefinger to grasp the CPU package. Be sure to grasp on the edge of the substrate, and face the Pin-1indicator toward thebottom-leftside. Aim at the socket and place the CPU package vertical down into the socket.

5. Visually inspect if the CPU is seated well into the socket. The alignment key must be located in the notch of package.

2.Rotate the lever to fully open position.

3. Use your right thumb on the bottom-rightside of the load plate and lift it up to fully open position.

6. Use your left hand to hold the load plate, and use your right thumb to peel the cap off.

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