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AW8D

Motherboard

Intel Pentium 4

Socket 775

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

NB: Intel 975X Chipset

SB: Intel ICH7R Chipset

1066MHz FSB

Dual DDR2 800 DIMM Slots

Dual PCI-EX16 Graphics Slots

Dual GbE LAN

IEEE 1394

6x SATA 3Gb/s

7.1 Channel HD Audio

Silent OTES™ Technology

uGuru™ Technology

Introduction

Setup Hardware

Setup BIOS

CD Utility & Driver

Appendix

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User’s Manual

English, 1st Edition

March 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 .............................................................

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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 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

 

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

2-14

 

2.5.4 PCI Express X16 Add-on Slots ............................................

2-15

 

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

2-17

 

2.5.6 AudioMAX Connection Slot .................................................

2-19

 

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

2-21

 

2.5.8 PCI Add-on Slot ................................................................

2-21

2.6

Connecting Optional Devices ......................................................

2-22

 

2.6.1 Additional USB 2.0 Port Headers.........................................

2-22

 

2.6.2 Additional IEEE1394 Port Header........................................

2-23

2.7

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

2-24

 

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

2-24

 

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

2-25

2.8

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

2-26

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

3.3

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

3-14

Introduction

Setup Hardware

Setup BIOS

CD Utility & Driver

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3.4

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

3-18

3.5

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

3-20

3.6

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

3-24

3.7

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

3-27

3.8

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

3-28

3.9

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

3-28

3.10

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

3-28

3.11

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

3-28

3.12

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

3-28

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

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

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

4-7

4.7

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

4-8

4.8

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

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 ABIT Contact Information ....................................................

5-9

 

 

 

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1. Introduction

1.1 Features & Specifications

CPU

Designed for Intel® Pentium 4 LGA775 processor with 1066/800 MHz FSB

Supports Intel® Pentium Processor Extreme Edition & Intel® Pentium D Processor

Supports Enhanced Intel Speedstep® Technology (EIST)

Supports Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T)

Supports Intel® Virtualization Technology

Supports Intel® Execute Disable Bit capability

Supports Intel® Hyper-ThreadingTechnology

Chipset

Northbridge: Intel® 975X

Southbridge: Intel® ICH7R

Memory

Four 240-pinDIMM slots

Supports Dual Channel DDR2 800 Un-bufferedNon-ECCmemory

Supports maximum memory capacity up to 8GB

Graphics

• Supports Dual PCI-ExpressX16 slots (Dual ATI CrossFire VGA cards)

ABIT Engineered

ABIT uGuruTechnology

ABIT Silent OTESTechnology

ABIT AudioMAX Technology

Serial ATA

Intel® Matrix Storage Technology supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5

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

Onboard Silicon Image Sil3132 PCIE SATA 3G RAID controller

LAN

• Onboard dual PCI-EGigabit LAN controller supports 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet

IEEE 1394

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

Audio

ABIT AudioMAX HD 7.1 CH

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

Dolby Master Studio Certificated

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Expansion Slots

2x PCI-EX16 slots

2x PCI-EX1 slots

1x PCI slot

1x AudioMAX slot

Internal I/O Connectors

1x Floppy port

1x UDMA 100/66/33 connector

6x SATA connectors

2x USB 2.0 headers

1x IEEE1394 header

Rear Panel I/O

ABIT Silent OTES

1x PS/2 Keyboard connector

1x PS/2 Mouse connector

1x IEEE1394 connector

4x USB 2.0 connectors

2x RJ-45Gigabit LAN connectors

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

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2. Hardware Setup

In this chapter we will elaborate all the information you need upon installing this motherboard to your computer system.

Always power off the computer and unplug the AC power cord before adding or removing any peripheral or component. Failing to so may cause severe damage to your motherboard and/or peripherals. Plug in the AC power cord only after you have carefully checked everything.

2.1 Choosing a Computer Chassis

This motherboard carries an ATX form factor of 305 x 245 mm. Choose a chassis big enough to install this motherboard.

As some features for this motherboard are implemented by cabling connectors on the motherboard to indicators and switches or buttons on the chassis, make sure your chassis supports all the features required.

If there is possibility of adopting some more hard drives, make sure your chassis has sufficient power and space for them.

Most chassis have alternatives for I/O shield located at the rear panel. Make sure the I/O shield of the chassis matches the I/O port configuration of this motherboard. You can find an I/O shield specifically designed for this motherboard in its package.

2.2 Installing Motherboard

Most computer chassis have a base with many mounting holes to allow the motherboard to be securely attached, and at the same time, prevent the system from short circuits. There are two ways to attach the motherboard to the chassis base:

1.use studs, or

2.use spacers

In principle, the best way to attach the board is to use 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.

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To install this motherboard:

1.Locate all the screw holes on the motherboard and the chassis base.

2.Place all the studs or spacers panel. needed on the chassis base

and have them tightened. rear

3.Face the motherboard’s I/O ports toward the chassis’s rear chassis’s panel.

4.Line up all the motherboard’s screw holes with those studs or the spacers on the chassis. Face

5.Install the motherboard with screws and have them tightened.

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.

2.3 Checking Jumper Settings

For a 2-pinjumper, plug the jumper cap on both pins will make it CLOSE (SHORT). Remove the jumper cap, or plug it on either pin (reserved for future use) will leave it at OPEN position.

SHORT

OPEN

OPEN

For 3-pinjumper, pin 1~2 or pin 2~3 can be shorted by plugging the jumper cap in.

Pin 1~2 SHORT

Pin 2~3 SHORT

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