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AN9 32X

Motherboard

AMD Socket AM2

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.

AMD Socket AM2 ATX Motherboard

NB: NVIDIA C51XE SB: NVIDIA MCP55PXE

2GHz HT

Dual DDR2 800 DIMM Slots

NVIDIA SLI Technology

Dual PCI-EX16 Slots

Dual GbE LAN

IEEE 1394a

8x SATA 3Gb/s with RAID

ABIT Guru™ Technology

ABIT Silent OTES™ Technology

7.1 Channel HD Audio

Introduction

Setup Hardware

Setup BIOS

CD Utility & Driver

Appendix

AN9 32X

User’s Manual

English, 2nd Edition

July, 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

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 Headers................................................................

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 AM2 .................................................................

2-9

 

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

2-11

 

2.5.3 PCI Express X16 Add-on Slots (Install Graphics Card) ..........

2-13

 

2.5.4 AudioMAX Connection Slot .................................................

2-15

2.6

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

2-18

 

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

2-18

 

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

2-19

 

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

2-20

 

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

2-20

 

2.6.5 PCI Express X1 Add-on Slots ..............................................

2-21

 

2.6.6 PCI Add-on Slot ................................................................

2-21

 

2.6.7 GURU Panel Connection Header .........................................

2-22

2.7

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

2-23

 

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

2-23

 

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

2-24

2.8

Connecting I/O Devices..............................................................

2-25

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

3-1

3.1

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

3-2

 

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

3-2

 

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

3-4

3.2

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

3-11

Introduction

Setup Hardware

Setup BIOS

CD Utility & Driver

Appendix

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3.3

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

3-14

3.4

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

3-16

3.5

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

3-18

3.6

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

3-22

3.7

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

3-25

3.8

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

3-27

3.9

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

3-27

3.10

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

3-27

3.11

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

3-27

3.12

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

3-27

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

4-1

4.1 nVidia nForce Chipset Driver.........................................................

4-2

4.2

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

4-3

4.3

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

4-4

4.4

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

4-5

4.5

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

4-7

4.6

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

4-7

4.7

NVRaid Floppy Disk......................................................................

4-8

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

Supports Socket 940 AM2 Processor with 2GHz system bus using Hyper-Transport™Technology

Supports AMD CPU Cool ‘n’ Quiet Technology

Chipset

Northbridge: NVIDIA®C51XE Chipset

Southbridge: NVIDIA® MCP55PXE Chipset

Memory

Four 240-pinDIMM slots

Supports Dual Channel DDR2 800 Un-bufferedECC/Non-ECCmemory

Supports maximum memory capacity up to 8GB

ABIT Engineered

ABIT GuruTechnology

ABIT Silent OTESTechnology

NVIDIA SLI Technology

• Two PCI-ExpressX16 slots support NVIDIA Scalable Link Interface

SATA 3Gb/s RAID

• Supports 6 ports NV SATA 3Gb/s RAID 0/1/0+1/5/JBOD

2nd SATA 3Gb/s RAID

1x Internal SATA 3Gb/s port

1x External SATA 3Gb/s port

Dual GbE LAN

• Dual NVIDIA® Gigabit Ethernet

IEEE 1394

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

Audio

ABIT AudioMAX HD 7.1 CH

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

Expansion Slots

2x PCI Express x16 slots

2x PCI Express x1 slots

1x PCI slot

Introduction

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• 1x AudioMAX slot

Internal I/O Connectors

1x Floppy port

1x UDMA 133/100/66/33 connector

7x SATA connectors

3x USB 2.0 headers

2x IEEE1394a headers

Rear Panel I/O

Silent OTES

1x eSATA connector

1x PS/2 Keyboard connector

1x PS/2 Mouse connector

2x RJ-45Gigabit LAN ports

4x USB 2.0 ports

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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1.2 Motherboard Layout

Introduction

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