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AW9D-MAXAW9D

Motherboard

Socket 775

Intel Core 2 Duo (Extreme Edition)

Intel Pentium Extreme Edition

Intel Pentium D

Intel Pentium 4

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

Intel 975X / ICH7R

1066MHz FSB

Dual DDR2 800

Dual PCI-EX16 Graphics Slots

Dual GbE LAN (AW9D-MAX)

8x SATA 3Gb/s (AW9D-MAX)

IEEE 1394 (AW9D-MAX)

HD 7.1 Audio

Silent OTES™ Technology

uGuru™ Technology

Introduction

Setup Hardware

Setup BIOS

CD Utility & Driver

Appendix

AW9D-MAX,AW9D

User’s Manual

English, 1st Edition

August, 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

 

1.2.1 AW9D-MAX.........................................................................

1-3

 

1.2.2 AW9D ................................................................................

1-4

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

2-14

 

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

2-16

2.6

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

2-19

 

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

2-19

 

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

2-20

 

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

2-21

 

2.6.4 Additional IEEE1394 Port Header........................................

2-21

 

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

2-22

 

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

2-22

 

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

2-23

2.7

Onboard Indicators and Buttons .................................................

2-24

 

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

2-24

 

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

2-25

 

2.7.3 Onboard Buttons...............................................................

2-26

2.8

Connecting Rear Panel I/O Devices .............................................

2-27

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

3-1

3.1 µGuruUtility..............................................................................

3-2

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

3-2

Introduction

Setup Hardware

Setup BIOS

CD Utility & Driver

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

3-4

3.2

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

3-11

3.3

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

3-14

3.4

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

3-18

3.5

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

3-20

3.6

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

3-26

3.7

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

3-29

3.8

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

3-31

3.9

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

3-31

3.10

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

3-31

3.11

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

3-31

3.12

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

3-31

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

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

4.9

Intel SATA RAID Driver Disk Maker ...............................................

4-9

4.10 Sil3132 SATA RAID Driver Disk Maker........................................

4-10

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

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

Supports Intel Core 2 Duo(Extreme Edition), Pentium Extreme Edition, Pentium D, & Pentium 4 Processors

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

• Intel 975X / Intel ICH7R

Memory

Four 240-pinDIMM slots

Supports Dual Channel DDR2 800/667 Un-bufferedNon-ECCmemory

Supports maximum memory capacity up to 8GB

Graphics

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

LAN

Onboard dual PCI-EGigabit LAN controllers support 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet (For model“AW9D-MAX”only)

Onboard PCI-EGigabit LAN controller supports 10/100/1000Mb Ethernet (For model “AW9D” only)

Audio

ABIT AudioMAX HD 7.1 CH

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

Dolby Master Studio Certificated

Expansion Slots

2x PCI-EX16 slots

2x PCI-EX1 slots

1x PCI slot

1x AudioMAX slot

Internal I/O Connectors

1x Floppy port

1x ATA 100/66/33 IDE connector

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7x SATA connectors (For model “AW9D-MAX”only)

4x SATA connectors (For model “AW9D” only)

2x USB 2.0 headers

2x IEEE1394 headers

Rear Panel I/O

1x PS/2 Keyboard connector

1x PS/2 Mouse connector

1x eSATA connector (For model “AW9D-MAX”only)

4x USB 2.0 connectors

2x RJ-45Gigabit LAN connectors (For model“AW9D-MAX”only)

1x RJ-45Gigabit LAN connector (For model “AW9D” only)

Serial ATA

-Connector “SATA1” ~ “SATA4”:

4x SATA 3Gb/s offered by Intel ICH7R supports RAID 0/1/0+1/5.

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

-Connector “SATA5” and “SATA6”: (For model “AW9D-MAX”only)

2x SATA 3Gb/s offered by Silicon Image 3132 supports RAID 0/1

-Connector “SATA7” and “eSATA1”: (For model “AW9D-MAX”only)

2x SATA 3Gb/s offered by Silicon Image 3132 supports RAID 0/1

IEEE 1394 (For model “AW9D-MAX”only)

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

ABIT Engineered

ABIT uGuruTechnology

ABIT Silent OTESTechnology

ABIT AudioMAX Technology

Miscellaneous

ATX form factor (305mm x 245mm)

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

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