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AN8 32X

AMD Athlon 64/64FX/64x2 Dual Core System Board Socket 939

User’s Manual

4310-0000-15Rev. 2.00

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.

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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.

Install Graphics Card(s) ...........................................................................

2-6

2-5. Connectors, Headers and Switches ..........................................................

2-8

 

(1).

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

2-8

 

(2).

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

2-9

 

(3).

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

2-9

 

(4).

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

2-10

 

(5).

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

2-11

 

(6).

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

2-11

 

(7).

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

2-12

 

(8).

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

2-13

 

(9).

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

2-14

 

(10). GURU Clock Connection Header................................................

2-14

 

(11). PCI Express x1 Slots....................................................................

2-15

 

(12). PCI Express x16 Slot ...................................................................

2-15

 

(13). Front Panel Audio Connection Header ........................................

2-16

 

(14). Internal Audio Connectors ...........................................................

2-16

 

(15). POST Code Display .....................................................................

2-17

 

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

2-18

Chapter 3.

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

3-1

3-1.

µGuruUtility .........................................................................................

3-3

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 ............................................................................

3-17

3-6.

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

3-21

3-7.

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

3-23

User’s Manual

3-8.

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

3-24

3-9.

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

3-24

3-10.

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

3-24

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

3-24

3-12.

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

3-24

Appendix A.

Install nVidia nForce Chipset Driver .............................................

A-1

Appendix B.

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

B-1

Appendix C.

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

C-1

Appendix D.

Install Silicon Image 3132 RAID Driver ........................................

D-1

Appendix E.

Install Cool’n’Quiet Driver .............................................................

E-1

Appendix F.

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

F-1

Appendix G.

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

G-1

Appendix H.

Generate Raid Floppy Disk .............................................................

H-1

Appendix I.

POST Code Definition ......................................................................

I-1

Appendix J.

Troubleshooting (Need Assistance?)................................................

J-1

Appendix K.

How to Get Technical Support ........................................................

K-1

AN8 32X

Introduction

1-1

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1. Introduction

1-1.Features & Specifications

1.CPU

Supports AMD Athlon 64/64FX/64x2 Dual Core 939-pinK8 CPU with 2GHz system bus using Hyper Transport Technology

Supports AMD K8 CPU Cool ‘n’ Quiet Technology

2.Chipset

NVIDIA® C51D/ CK804 SLI Chipset

3.Memory

Four 184-pinDIMM sockets

Supports Dual Channel DDR 400 ECC/non-ECCun-bufferedmemory

Supports maximum memory capacity up to 8GB

4.NVIDIA SLI Technology

Two PCI-ExpressX16 slots support NVIDIA Scalable Link Interface

5.NV SATA 3Gb/s RAID

Supports 4 ports SATA 3Gb/s RAID 0/1/0+1/5

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

6.2nd SATA RAID

Serial ATA 3Gb/s by Sil 3132 PCIE controller

Supports SATA RAID 0/1 NCQ

7.Audio

7.1-channelAudio on Board (ALC850)

Optical S/PDIF Output/Input

Supports auto jack sensing

8.NV GbE LAN

NVIDIA® Gigabit Ethernet with NV Firewall ActiveArmor

9.IEEE 1394

Supports IEEE 1394a

User’s Manual

1-2

Chapter 1

 

 

10.Internal I/O Connectors

2x PCI-EX16 slots

2x PCI-EX1 slots

2x PCI slots

1x Floppy port supports up to 2.88MB

2x Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33 IDE connectors

6x SATA 3G connectors

3x USB 2.0 headers

1x IEEE 1394 header

1 x FP-Audioheader

1 x CD-IN

11.Back Panel I/O

1x PS/2 keyboard

1x PS/2 mouse

1x OPT-IN1connector

1x OPT-OUT1connector

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

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

4x USB 2.0 connector

1x RJ-45LAN connector

1 x IEEE1394 port

12.Miscellaneous

ATX form factor: 305 x 245 mm

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

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Introduction

1-3

 

 

1-2.Layout Diagram

User’s Manual

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 a motherboard to be securely attached 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 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

Please pay attention to the following notices before installing the CPU and heatsink/fan assembly.

1.Always use the processor with the Heatsink and Fan Assembly installed.

2.Do not touch the pins on the processor.

3.If you ever need to reinstall the Heatsink and fan Assembly, please clean the heatsink surface and apply new thermal interface material first.

1. Pull out the socket locking lever slightly, then lift it up.

2. Align the corner with triangle mark of the processor with the marking on the motherboard, and then place the processor vertical down into the socket.

3. Lower the locking lever to the fully locked position.

4.Apply thermal interface material.

5. Place the heatsink and fan assembly onto the retention frame. Match the heatsink clip with the socket mounting lug. Hook the spring clip to the mounting lug.

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