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Index

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION OF AT7 FEATURES ............................

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1-1.

FEATURES OF AT7 MOTHERBOARD ......................................................................

1-1

 

1-2.

SPECIFICATIONS....................................................................................................

1-2

 

1-3.

ITEM CHECKLIST ..................................................................................................

1-4

 

1-4.

LAYOUT DIAGRAM FOR AT7 ................................................................................

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CHAPTER 2. INSTALLING THE MOTHERBOARD..............................

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2-1.

INSTALLATION OF THEAMD ATHLONXP, ATHLONANDDURONCPU .........

2-2

 

2-2.

INSTALLING THE MOTHERBOARD TO THE CHASSIS ................................................

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2-3.

INSTALLING SYSTEM MEMORY .............................................................................

2-6

 

2-4.

CONNECTORS, HEADERS AND SWITCHES...............................................................

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CHAPTER 3. INTRODUCING THE BIOS ................................................

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3-1.

CPU SETUP [SOFT MENUIII].........................................................................

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3-2.

STANDARD CMOS FEATURES SETUP MENU .........................................................

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3-3.

ADVANCED BIOS FEATURES SETUP MENU.........................................................

3-10

 

3-4.

ADVANCED CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP MENU.....................................................

3-14

 

3-5.

INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS .................................................................................

3-21

 

3-6.

POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP MENU ..................................................................

3-25

 

3-7.

PNP/PCI CONFIGURATIONS SETUP MENU...........................................................

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3-8.

PC HEALTH STATUS...........................................................................................

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3-9.

LOAD FAIL-SAFE DEFAULTS...............................................................................

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3-10.

LOAD OPTIMIZED DEFAULTS ..............................................................................

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3-11.

SET PASSWORD...................................................................................................

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3-12.

SAVE & EXIT SETUP ...........................................................................................

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3-13.

EXIT WITHOUT SAVING ......................................................................................

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CHAPTER 4. RAID SETTING GUIDE ......................................................

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4-1.

THE FEATURES OF RAIDON THE AT7 ..................................................................

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4-2.

RAID SETUP ON THE AT7..................................................................................

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4-3.

THE BIOS SETTING MENU ...................................................................................

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CHAPTER 5. HPT 374 DRIVER INSTALLATION ..................................

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5-1.

DOS®

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5-2.

WINDOWS® 2000..................................................................................................

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CHAPTER 6.

HPT 374 RAID MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

 

 

 

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INSTALLATION GUIDE FOR WINDOWS ® 2000

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APPENDIX A.

VIA 4 IN 1 DRIVERS INSTALLATION FOR WINDOWS ®

 

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2000

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APPENDIX B.

AUDIO DRIVERS INSTALLATION FOR WINDOWS ® 2000

 

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4200-0273-02

 

Rev. 1.00

APPENDIX C.

LAN DRIVERS INSTALLATION FOR WINDOWS® 2000C-1

APPENDIX D.

USB 2.0 DRIVERS INSTALLATION FOR WINDOWS® 2000

 

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D-1

APPENDIX E.

INSTALLING THE WINBOND HARDWARE MONITOR

 

 

SOFTWARE...........................................................................

E-1

APPENDIX F.

BIOS UPDATE GUIDE ........................................................

F-1

APPENDIX G.

TROUBLESHOOTING (NEED ASSISTANCE?) ...............

G-1

APPENDIX H.

HOW TO GET TECHNICAL SUPPORT.............................

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Chapter 1. Introduction of AT7 Features

1-1.Features of AT7 Motherboard

This motherboard is designed for AMD Socket A AthlonXP, Athlonand Duronprocessors. It supports the AMDSocket-Astructure, with up to 3 GB (Unbuffered) or 3.5 GB (Registered) of memory, super I/O, USB 2.0, IEEE 1394 (For AT7 Full Version Only) and Green PC functions.

The AT7 uses the VIA KT333 and VT8233A chipsets to make the evolutionary move from PC 100/PC 133 SDRAM to PC 1600/PC 2100/PC 2700 DDR SDRAM, increasing the speed of the system and memory buses from 100 MHz to 133 MHz. Its 200/266 MHz memory interface supports a wide range of PC 1600/PC 2100/PC 2700 DDR SDRAM memory devices now on the market.

VIA KT333 is a system bus controller, or northbridge, that houses the high-speedsystem elements critical to overall system performance while also containing the system interface to the processor. The key functions of the KT333 System Controller include the 266 MHz Athlon System Bus, the 333 MHz DDR Memory Subsystem, the AGP 4X/2X/1X modes Graphics Interface (AGP 2.0 Compliant) and the 33MHz/32-bitPCI Bus Interface (PCI 2.2 Compliant), including arbiter.

DDR SDRAM is the newest memory standard. It provides the maximum translation bandwith and also greatly improves data transaction delays. This feature improves system performance and speed, especially with multimedia environment applications.

The AT7 has a built in Ultra DMA 133 function. This means that it provides speedier HDD throughput boosting overall system performance. Ultra DMA 133 is the newest standard for IDE devices. It enhances existing Ultra DMA 33 technology by increasing both performance and data integrity. This new high-speedinterface almost doubles the Ultra DMA 66 burst data transfer rate to 133 Mbytes/sec. The result is maximum disc performance using the current PCI local bus environment. Another benefit is the ability to connect four IDE devices to your system, either through Ultra DMA 66, Ultra DMA 100 or Ultra DMA 133. With this, you will have more flexibility to expand your computer system.

AT7‘s built-inHighPoint HPT 374 chipset gives you the capability to support Ultra DMA 133. Ultra DMA 133 is the newest standard for IDE devices. It provides four IDE channels (IDE3, IDE4, IDE5, IDE6) that also support Ultra DMA 133 specifications, and it allows for four additional IDE devices in your computer system. It can give you high performance and efficiency data transfer rate through the IDE channels. This also means that your computer, in total, can connect up to twelve IDE devices (IDE1 ~ IDE6). This allows for maximum expandability for future hardware demands. This chipset also supports IDE RAID, inlcuding RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 0+1. This feature enables you to maximize your data storage performance and security. (For AT7 Full Version Only)

AT7 provides high flexibility to users building AMD Socket A AthlonXP, Athlonand Duronsystems. It provides the option of 133MHz/133MHz CPU and memory bus combinations. The AT7 hasbuilt-inhardware monitoring functions (refer to Appendix B for detailed information) to ensure a safe computing environment.

Part of the MAX Motherboard Series

The AT7 is part of the MAX Series of motherboard products, offering advanced features and extraordinary value. With its legacy-freeoperation, ABIT’s MAX Series frees up system resources to offer users a robust,high-performancecomputing platform. Moreover, expanded connectivity via USB and Firewire ports gives users an easy way to connect to today’s hottest audio and video peripherals.On-board10/100 LAN provideshigh-speednetworking capabililites, and built in6-channelaudio delivers a rich multimedia experience. Highly integrated with the latest technologies, ABIT’s MAX Series looks

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to the future, giving users a new level of system longevity and flexibility.

1-2.Specifications

1.Processor

!Supports AMD AthlonXP 1500+ ~ 2200+ or future Socket A processors based on 200 MHz/266 MHz (100 MHz/133 MHz Double Data Rate)

!Supports AMD Athlon700 MHz ~ 1.4 GHz or future Socket A processors based on 200 MHz/266 MHz (100 MHz/133 MHz Double Data Rate)

!Supports AMD Duron600 MHz ~ 1.2 GHz or future Socket A processors based on 200 MHz (100 MHz Double Data Rate)

!Supports 200 MHz Alpha EV6 bus for the AMD AthlonXP, Athlonand Duronprocessors

2.Chipset (VIA KT333 and VT8233A):

!Supports Ultra DMA 33, Ultra DMA 66, Ultra DMA 100 and Ultra DMA 133 IDE protocol

!Supports Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface (ACPI)

!Accelerated Graphics Port connector supports AGP 2X (3.3V) and 4X (1.5V) mode (Sideband) device

!Supports 200 MHz/266 MHz/333 MHz (100 MHz/133 MHz/166 MHz Double Data Rate) memory bus settings

3.Ultra DMA 133/RAID (For AT7 Full Version Only)

!HighPoint HPT 374 IDE controller

!Supports Ultra DMA 133MB/sec data transfer rate

!Supports RAID0 (Stripping mode for boosting performance) mode

!Supports RAID1 (Mirroring mode for data security) mode

!Supports RAID 0+1 (Stripping and Mirroring) mode

4.Memory (System Memory)

!Four 184-pinDIMM slots support PC 1600, PC 2100 and PC 2700 DDR SDRAM modules

!Supports 6 banks up to 3 GB DRAMs for unbuffered DDR/SDRAM modules. (64, 128, 256, 512 MB and 1 GB DDR SDRAM). For PC 2700 DDR SDRAM modules, it supports 4 banks up to 2 GB DRAMs for unbuffered DDR/SDR modules. (64, 128, 256, 512 MB and 1 GB DDR SDRAM).

!Supports 8 banks up to 3.5 GB DRAMs for registered DDR/SDRAM modules. (64, 128, 256, 512 MB and 1 GB DDR SDRAM). For PC 2700 DDR SDRAM modules, it supports 6 banks up to 3 GB DRAMs for registered DDR/SDRAM modules. (64, 128, 256, 512 MB and 1 GB DDR SDRAM).

5.System BIOS

!SOFT MENUIII technology, can easily set the processor parameters

!Award PnP (Plug and Play) BIOS supports APM and DMI (Desktop Management Interface)

!Supports ACPI (Advanced Configuration Power Interface)

!Write-ProtectAnti-Virusfunction by AWARD BIOS

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6.Audio

!Realtek ALC650 (AC-Link)

!Supports 6 CH DAC for AC3 5.1 CH purpose

!Professional digital audio interface supporting 24-bitS/PDIF OUT

7.LAN

!Onboard Realtek 8100B single chip Ethernet controller interface

!10/100 Mb Operation

!User friendly driver included

8.

Card Reader (Optional)

!

Supports memory card (MS, SD, CF and MicroDrive) interface

!

Supports LPC (Low Pin Count) bus

!

Supports SONY MS (Memory Stick) interface/SD (Secure Digital) memory card interface

!

Supports CF (Compact Flash) ROM interface (Both Type I & Type II)

9.

Multi I/O Functions

!Two channels of bus master IDE ports supporting up to four Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 devices (IDE1 & IDE2)

!Four channels (IDE3, IDE4, IDE5 and IDE6) of bus master IDE ports supporting up to four Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 (RAID 0/1/0+1) specifications HDD devices (For AT7 full version only)

!One floppy port connector (up to 2.88MB)

!Four USB 1.1 connectors (Located at USB1 and USB2 connectors)

!One USB header (USB 3) for two extra USB channels (USB 1.1)

!Onboard VIA VT6202 chipset, provide two USB 2.0 connectors (Located at U30 connector)

!Onboard VIA VT6202 chipset, provide one USB 2.0 header (USB4) for two extra USB 2.0 channels

!Two IEEE 1394 connectors (For AT7 full version only)

!One S/PDIF-Outconnector (OPT1)

!One 10/100 Mb port connector

!Two sets of audio connectors (included Mic-In,Line-In,Front Right+Left, Rear Right+Left and Center+Subwoofer connectors)

10. Miscellaneous

!ATX form factor

!One AGP slot, three PCI slots

!Built-inWake on LAN header

!Built-inWake on Ring header

!One built-inSM-Busheader

!One built-inIEEE 1394 header (For AT7 full version only)

!One CD audio input connector

!One AUX audio input connector

!One ABIT front panel Media XP header for analog and digital signal connection to computer chassis front panel (ABIT Media XP is optional accessory designed by ABIT)

!Hardware monitoring Included fan speed, voltages, CPU and system environment temperature

!Board size: 305 * 245mm

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#Supports Wake On LAN, Modem, but your ATX power supply 5V standby power must be able to provide at least a 720mA current capacity. Otherwise, the functions may not work normally.

#HPT 374 IDE controller is designed to support high-speedand high performance mass storage devices. Thus we suggest that you don’t connectnon-diskdevices that use ATA/ATAPI interfaces, such asCD-ROMto HPT 374 IDE connector (IDE3, IDE4, IDE5 and IDE6).

#This motherboard supports the standard bus speeds of 66 MHz/100 MHz/133 MHz that are used by specific PCI, processor and chipset specifications. Exceeding these standard bus speeds is not guaranteed due to the specific component specifications.

#Specifications and information contained in this manual are subject to change without notice.

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1-3.Item Checklist

Check that your package is complete. If you discover any damaged or missing items, please contact your retailer or dealer.

One ABIT AT7 motherboard

Three 80-wire/40-pinribbon cable for master and slave Ultra DMA 133, Ultra DMA 100, Ultra DMA 66 or Ultra DMA 33 IDE devices

One ribbon cable for 3.5” floppy disk devices

One compact disc for support drivers and utilities

One USB cable (For USB 1.1 used)

One DIY bag

One user’s manual for the motherboard

One floppy disk of HPT 374 drivers (AT7 Full Version Only)

One I/O shield

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1-4.Layout Diagram for AT7

Figure 1-1.AT7 motherboard component location

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