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AB9 Pro/AB9

Motherboard

Socket 775

Intel Core 2 Duo

Intel Pentium 4

Intel Pentium D

User’s Manual

About this Manual:

This user’s manual contains all the information you may need for setting up this motherboard. To read the user’s manual of PDF format (readable by Adobe Reader), place the “Driver & Utility CD” into theCD-ROMdrive in your system. Theauto-runscreen will appear, click the “Manual” tab to enter its submenu. If not, browse the root directory of theCD-ROMvia the File Manager, and double click the “AUTORUN” file.

LGA775 ATX Motherboard

Intel 965 / ICH8R (AB9 Pro)

1066MHz FSB

Dual DDR2 800

Dual GbE LAN (AB9 Pro)

IEEE 1394

10x SATA 3Gb/s (AB9 Pro)

HD 7.1

Silent OTES™ Technology

uGuru™ Technology

Introduction

Setup Hardware

Setup BIOS

CD Utility & Driver

Appendix

AB9 Pro, AB9

User’s Manual

English, 2nd Edition

August, 2006

Copyright and Warranty Notice

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

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

Product names appearing in this manual are for identification purpose only and trademarks and product names or brand names appearing in this document are the property of their respective owners.

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

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

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Contents

1. Introduction.....................................................................

1-1

1.1

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

1-1

1.2

Motherboard Layout.....................................................................

1-3

 

1.2.1 AB9 Pro..............................................................................

1-3

 

1.2.2 AB9....................................................................................

1-4

2. Hardware Setup ...............................................................

2-1

2.1

Choosing a Computer Chassis.......................................................

2-1

2.2

Installing Motherboard .................................................................

2-1

2.3

Checking Jumper Settings ............................................................

2-2

 

2.3.1 CMOS Memory Clearing Header and Backup Battery ..............

2-3

 

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

2-5

2.4

Connecting Chassis Components...................................................

2-6

 

2.4.1 ATX Power Connectors ........................................................

2-6

 

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

2-7

 

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

2-8

2.5

Installing Hardware......................................................................

2-9

 

2.5.1 CPU Socket 775 ..................................................................

2-9

 

2.5.2 DDR2 Memory Slots ..........................................................

2-12

2.6

Connecting Peripheral Devices ....................................................

2-14

 

2.6.1 Floppy and IDE Disk Drive Connectors ................................

2-14

 

2.6.2 Serial ATA Connectors .......................................................

2-15

 

2.6.3 Additional USB 2.0 Port Headers.........................................

2-16

 

2.6.4 Additional IEEE1394 Port Header........................................

2-16

 

2.6.5 Internal Audio Connectors..................................................

2-17

 

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

2-17

 

2.6.7 PCI and PCI Express X16, X1 Slots .....................................

2-19

 

2.6.8 GURU Panel Connection Header .........................................

2-20

2.7

Onboard Status Display..............................................................

2-21

 

2.7.1 POST Code Displayer.........................................................

2-21

 

2.7.2 Power Source Indicators ....................................................

2-22

2.8

Connecting Rear Panel I/O Devices .............................................

2-23

3. BIOS Setup.......................................................................

3-1

3.1 µGuruUtility..............................................................................

3-2

3.1.1 OC Guru .............................................................................

3-2

3.1.2 ABIT EQ .............................................................................

3-4

Introduction

Setup Hardware

Setup BIOS

CD Utility & Driver

Appendix

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3.2

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

3-11

3.3

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

3-14

3.4

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

3-17

3.5

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

3-18

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

3.11

Save & Exit Setup ....................................................................

3-26

3.12

Exit Without Saving..................................................................

3-26

4. Driver & Utility CD............................................................

4-1

4.1

Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility .......................................

4-2

4.2

Intel Matrix Storage Technology Driver..........................................

4-3

4.3

Realtek Audio Driver ....................................................................

4-4

4.4

Realtek LAN Driver.......................................................................

4-5

4.5

Silicon Image 3132 SATA Driver....................................................

4-6

4.6

JMicron SATA Driver ....................................................................

4-7

4.7

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

4-8

4.8

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

4-8

4.9

Intel SATA RAID Driver Disk Maker ...............................................

4-9

4.10 Sil3132 SATA RAID Driver Disk Maker........................................

4-10

4.11 JMicron SATA RAID Driver Disk Maker .......................................

4-11

5. Appendix ..........................................................................

5-1

5.1

POST Code Definitions .................................................................

5-1

 

5.1.1 AWARD POST Code Definitions.............................................

5-1

 

5.1.2 AC2005 POST Code Definitions.............................................

5-4

5.2

Troubleshooting (How to Get Technical Support?)..........................

5-5

 

5.2.1 Q & A.................................................................................

5-5

 

5.2.2 Technical Support Form ......................................................

5-8

 

5.2.3 Universal ABIT Contact Information......................................

5-9

 

 

 

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1. Introduction

1.1 Features & Specifications

CPU

Support Intel® Core 2 Duo, Pentium® 4, & Pentium® D processor with 1066/800/533MHz FSB

Chipset

Intel P965 / ICH8R (AB9 Pro)

Intel P965 / ICH8 (AB9)

Memory

4x 240-pinDIMM slots

Supports Dual Channel DDR2 800/667/533 Un-bufferedNon-ECCmemory

Supports maximum memory capacity up to 8GB

LAN

Onboard dual PCI-EGigabit LAN controllers support 10/100/1000M Ethernet (AB9 Pro)

Onboard PCI-EGigabit LAN controller supports 10/100/1000M Ethernet (AB9)

IEEE 1394

• Supports 2 Ports IEEE 1394 at 400Mb/s transfer rate

Audio

Onboard 7.1 CH HD Audio CODEC

Supports auto jack sensing and optical S/PDIF In/Out

Expansion Slots

1x PCI-EX16 slot

2x PCI-EX1 slots

2x PCI slots

Internal I/O Connectors

1x Floppy port

1x ATA 100/66/33 IDE connector

9x SATA connectors (AB9 Pro)

6x SATA connectors (AB9)

3x USB 2.0 headers

2x IEEE1394 headers

1x FP-Audioheader

1x CD-Inconnector

Introduction

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Rear Panel I/O

1x PS/2 Keyboard connector

1x PS/2 Mouse connector

ABIT Silent OTES

1x OPT-IN1connector

1x OPT-OUT1connector

1x eSATA1 connector (AB9 Pro)

1x AUDIO1 Connector (Surround-Left /Surround-Right,Rear-Left /Rear-Right,Center/Subwoofer,Mic-In,Line-In,Line-Out)

4x USB 2.0 connectors

2x RJ-45Gigabit LAN connectors (AB9 Pro)

1x RJ-45Gigabit LAN connector (AB9)

Serial ATA

6x SATA 3Gb/s offered by Intel ICH8R supports Intel Matrix Storage Tech (AHCI & RAID 0/1/5/10) (AB9 Pro)

4x SATA 3Gb/s offered by Intel ICH8 (AB9)

2x SATA 3Gb/s offered by JMicron JMB363 supports up to 0, 1, JBOD RAID function

2x SATA 3Gb/s offered by Silicon Image 3132 (AB9 Pro)

ABIT Engineered

ABIT SoftMenuTechnology

ABIT uGuruTechnology

ABIT Silent OTESTechnology

RoHS Compliancy

100%Lead-freeprocess and RoHS compliancy

Miscellaneous

ATX form factor (305mm x 245mm)

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

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