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AT8

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

User’s Manual

4200-0467-01Rev. 1.00

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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

 

(1).

Normal Mode:................................................................................

2-7

 

(2).

CrossFire Mode:.............................................................................

2-8

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

2-10

 

(1). ATX Power Input Connectors......................................................

2-10

 

(2).

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

2-11

 

(3). CMOS Memory Clearing Header ................................................

2-12

 

(4).

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

2-12

 

(5). Front Panel Switches & Indicators Headers ................................

2-13

 

(6).

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

2-14

 

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

2-15

 

(8).

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

2-16

 

(9).

Status Indicators...........................................................................

2-16

 

(10). PCI Express x16 Slot ...................................................................

2-17

 

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

2-17

 

(12). Additional USB Port Headers......................................................

2-18

 

(13). Additional IEEE1394 Port Headers .............................................

2-18

 

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

2-19

 

(15). Back Panel Connectors ................................................................

2-20

Chapter 3.

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

3-1

3-1.

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

3-3

3-2.

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

3-10

3-3.

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

3-13

3-4.

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

3-15

3-5.

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

3-18

3-6.

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

3-21

User’s Manual

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

Appendix A.

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

A-1

Appendix B.

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

B-1

Appendix C.

Install ULi1575 SATA RAID Driver...............................................

C-1

Appendix D.

Install Cool’n’Quiet 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

1-1

 

 

Chapter 1. Introduction

1-1.Features & Specifications

1.CPU

Socket 939 for AMD Athlon 64x2/ 64FX/ 64 Processors with 2000MT/s System Bus

Supports AMD K8 CPU Cool ‘n’ Quiet Technology

2.Chipset

ATI RD480 Radeon Xpress 200 chip

ULI 1575 SB chip

4 Lanes PCI Express interface between NB and SB

3.Memory

Four 184-pinDIMM sockets

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

Supports maximum memory capacity up to 4GB

4.Graphics

Two PCI-ExpressX16 slots support Dual Graphic card by ATI CrossFireTM Technology

5.ABIT Engineered

ABIT Silent OTES II

ABIT µGuru Technology

ABIT vGuru Link Technology

6.Serial ATA

Support SATAII 3Gb/s RAID 0/1/0+1/5

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

7.LAN

On board 10/100/1000M LAN controller

8.IEEE 1394

Supports IEEE 1394 at 400 Mb/s transfer rate

9.Audio

On board 7.1 CH HD Audio CODEC

Optical S/PDIF Output/Input

Supports auto jack sensing

User’s Manual

1-2

Chapter 1

 

 

10.Internal I/O Connectors

2x PCI-EX16 slot

2x PCI-EX1 slots

2x PCI slots

1x Floppy port supports up to 2.88MB

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

4x SATA 3G connectors

2x 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

1 x OPT-OUT1Connector

1 x OPT-IN1Connector

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,

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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