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AX8 Series

(AX8-3rd Eye/AX8/AX8-V)

AMD Athlon 64 (FX) System Board

Socket 939

User’s Manual

4200-0431-01Rev. 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.

AX8 Series

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 and Heatsink.........................................................................

2-2

2-3.

Install System Memory ............................................................................

2-3

2-4. Connectors, Headers and Switches ..........................................................

2-5

 

(1).

ATX Power Input Connectors........................................................

2-5

 

(2).

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

2-6

 

(3).

CMOS Memory Clearing Header ..................................................

2-7

 

(4).

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

2-8

 

(5).

Front Panel Switches & Indicators Headers ..................................

2-9

 

(6).

Additional USB Port Headers......................................................

2-10

 

(7).

Additional IEEE1394 Port Headers (AX8-3rd Eye/AX8) ..............

2-11

 

(8).

Front Panel Audio Connection Header ........................................

2-12

 

(9).

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

2-13

 

(10). GURU Clock Connection Header................................................

2-13

 

(11). PCI Express x16 Slot ...................................................................

2-14

 

(12). PCI Express x1 Slots....................................................................

2-14

 

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

2-15

 

(14). POST Code Display .....................................................................

2-16

 

(15). Serial ATA Connectors .................................................................

2-17

 

(16). Status Indicators...........................................................................

2-17

 

(17). Back Panel Connectors ................................................................

2-18

Chapter 3.

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

3-1

3-1.

µGuru Utility............................................................................................

3-2

3-2.

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

3-9

3-3.

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

3-12

3-4.

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

3-14

3-5.

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

3-16

3-6.

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

3-20

3-7.

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

3-23

3-8.

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

3-24

User’s Manual

3-9.

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

3-24

3-10.

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

3-24

3-11.

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

3-24

3-12.

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

3-24

Appendix A.

Install VIA 4-in-1 Driver .................................................................

A-1

Appendix B.

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

B-1

Appendix C.

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

C-1

Appendix D.

Install VIA USB 2.0 Driver .............................................................

D-1

Appendix E.

Install VIA South Bridge SATA RAID Driver ...............................

E-1

Appendix F.

Install AMD Athlon 64 Processor Driver .......................................

F-1

Appendix G.

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

G-1

Appendix H.

POST Code Definition .....................................................................

H-1

Appendix I.

Troubleshooting (Need Assistance?)................................................

I-1

Appendix J.

How to Get Technical Support .........................................................

J-1

AX8 Series

Introduction

1-1

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1. Introduction

1-1.Features & Specifications

1.CPU

Supports AMD Socket 939 Athlon 64/64FX Processor with 2GHz system bus using Hyper TransportTechnology

Supports AMD K8 CPU Cool ‘n’ Quiet Technology

2.Chipset

VIA K8T890 + VT8237

3.CPU Integrated Dual Channel Memory Controller

Four 184-pinDIMM slots(Un-buffered,Non-ECCDIMM)

Supports 2 DIMM Single Channel DDR 400/333/266 (Max. 2GB)

Supports 4 DIMM Dual Channel DDR 400/333/266 (Max. 4GB)

4.PCI Express X16 Graphics

PCI Express X16 graphics delivers up to 8GB/s bandwidth

5.SATA RAID

Supports SATA RAID 0/1 (Connectors SATA1~SATA2)

6.Second SATA RAID (AX8-3rd Eye/AX8)

Supports SATA RAID 0/1 (Connectors SATA3~SATA4)

Supports SATA RAID 0/1/0+1 (Connectors SATA1~SATA4)

Supports RAID 0/1/JBOD (Connector IDE3)

Supports RAID JBOD (Connectors SATA1~SATA4 and IDE3)

7.Gigabit LAN

Onboard Gigabit PCI Ethernet Controller

8.IEEE 1394

Supports IEEE 1394 at 100/200/400 Mb/s transfer rate (AX8-3rd Eye/AX8)

9.Audio

Onboard 5.1-channelAudio CODEC

Optical S/PDIF Input/Output (AX8-3rd Eye/AX8)

10.ABIT Engineered

ABIT µGuruTechnology

ABIT GuruClockTechnology(AX8-3rd Eye)

ABIT CPU ThermalGuardTechnology

User’s Manual

1-2

Chapter 1

 

 

11.Internal I/O Connectors

1x PCI Express x16 slot

3x PCI Express x1 slots

2x PCI slots

1x Floppy port supports up to 2.88MB

2x Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 connectors (AX8-V)

3x Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 connectors (AX8-3rd Eye/AX8)

4x SATA 150 Connectors (AX8-3rd Eye/AX8)

2x SATA 150 Connectors (AX8-V)

2x USB 2.0 headers

1x IEEE 1394 header (AX8-3rd Eye/AX8)

1x FP-Audioheader

1x CD-INheader

12.Back Panel I/O

1x PS/2 keyboard, 1x PS/2 mouse

1x Serial port connector, 1x Parallel port connector

1x S/PDIF In connector (AX8-3rd Eye/AX8)

1x S/PDIF Out connector (AX8-3rd Eye/AX8)

1x AUDIO1 connector (Rear-Left /Rear-Right,Center/Subwoofer)

1x AUDIO2 connector (Mic-In,Line-In,Front-Left/Front-Right)

4x USB 2.0 Connectors

1x IEEE 1394 Connector (AX8-3rd Eye/AX8)

1x RJ-45LAN Connector

13.Miscellaneous

ATX form factor: 305 x 245 mm

14.Order Information

Model

Features

 

 

 

 

AX8-3rd Eye

4x SATA RAID 0/1/0+1 ports, 3x

PATA ports, IEEE1394, S/PDIF,

 

GuruClock

 

 

 

 

AX8

4x SATA RAID 0/1/0+1 ports, 3x

PATA ports, IEEE1394, S/PDIF

 

 

AX8-V

2x SATA RAID 0/1 ports, 2x PATA ports

 

 

 

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

AX8 Series

Introduction

1-3

 

 

1-2.Layout Diagram

User’s Manual

1-4

Chapter 1

 

 

AX8 Series