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AB-2003DigiDice

Socket 478 Mini PC System

User’s Manual

4200-0382-24Rev. 1.01

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Safety Instructions

1.Please read these safety instructions carefully.

2.Please keep this User’s Manual for later reference.

3.Please disconnect this equipment from AC outlet before cleaning or inserting any add-oncard or module.

4.Don’t use liquid or sprayed detergent for cleaning. Use moisture sheet or cloth for cleaning.

5.Please keep this equipment away from humidity.

6.Lay this equipment on a reliable surface when install. A drop or fall could cause injury.

7.Place the power cord in such a way that people can not step on it. Do not place anything over the power cord.

8.All cautions and warnings on the equipment should be noted.

9.If this equipment is not use for a long time, disconnect the equipment from mains to avoid being damaged by transient voltage.

10.Never pour any liquid into opening; this could cause fire or electrical shock.

11.If one of the following situations arises, get the equipment checked by service personnel:

a.The power cord or plug is damaged.

b.Liquid has penetrated into the equipment.

c.The equipment has been exposed to moisture.

d.The equipment has not work well or you can not get it work according to User’s Manual.

e.The equipment has dropped and damaged.

f.The equipment has obvious sign of breakage.

12.This equipment can be operated at maximum ambient temperature of 40oC.

13.Lithium battery provided, pay attention about this replaceable battery for safety reason.

“CAUTION – Risk of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions.”

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Table Of Contents

Chapter 1.

Introduction ....................................................

1-1

1.1.

Overview............................................................................................

1-1

1.2.

Features

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1-1

1.3.

Installation Notice..............................................................................

1-2

1.4.

Specifications.....................................................................................

1-3

1.5.

Parts Checklist ...................................................................................

1-5

1.6.

Front Panel.........................................................................................

1-7

1.7.

Rear Panel..........................................................................................

1-8

1.8.

Function ....................................................................................Keys

1-9

1.9.

Dual Optical ..................................................................Drive Bays

1-10

1.10.

LCD Screen .....................................................................................

1-11

1.11.

Remote Controller ...........................................................................

1-12

 

1.11.1. ..........................................................

WinDVD Operation

1-13

 

1.11.2. .............................................................

WinRip Operation

1-14

 

1.11.3. ...................................................

Photo Review Operation

1-15

Chapter 2. Knowing Your Motherboard ........................

2-1

2.1. Layout Diagram .................................................................................

2-1

2.2. Connectors, Headers and Switches....................................................

2-2

2.2.1.

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

2-2

2.2.2.

FAN Connectors .................................................................

2-3

2.2.3.

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

2-4

2.2.4.

Accelerated Graphics Port Slot...........................................

2-5

2.2.5.

PCI Slot...............................................................................

2-6

2.2.6.

Front Panel Switches & Indicators Connection Headers....

2-7

2.2.7.

Additional USB Port Connection Header...........................

2-9

2.2.8.

LCM1 Connector..............................................................

2-10

2.2.9.

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

2-11

2.2.10.

IDE Disk Drive Connectors..............................................

2-12

2.2.11.

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

2-13

2.2.12.

Front Panel I/O .................................................................

2-14

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2.2.13. Rear Panel I/O...................................................................

2-15

Chapter 3.

Hardware Setup..............................................

3-1

3.1.

Precautions.........................................................................................

3-1

3.2.

Remove The Chassis Cover...............................................................

3-2

3.3.

Install The Memory Module..............................................................

3-4

3.4.

Install the CPU and Thermal Module................................................

3-5

3.5.

Install & Connect the Optical Drive and Card Reader ......................

3-8

3.6.

Install the System Fan......................................................................

3-12

3.7.

Install the AGP or PCI Expansion Card ..........................................

3-14

3.8.

Install the IDE Hard Drive...............................................................

3-16

3.9.

Install the Essential Oil Tank...........................................................

3-19

Chapter 4.

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

4-1

4.1.

SoftMenu Setup .................................................................................

4-2

4.2.

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

4-4

4.3.

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

4-7

4.4.

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

4-10

4.5.

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

4-12

4.6.

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

4-18

4.7.

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

4-20

4.8.

PC Health Status ..............................................................................

4-22

4.9.

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

4-24

4.10.

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

4-24

4.11.

Set Supervisor Password..................................................................

4-24

4.12.

Set User Password ...........................................................................

4-24

4.13.

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

4-24

4.14.

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

4-24

Chapter 5.

Driver Setup....................................................

5-1

5.1.

Setup Items ........................................................................................

5-2

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Chapter 6. Exercising Your DigiDice ..............................

6-1

6.1. Prior To Powering On The System....................................................

6-1

6.2. Easy OC (Over Clocking) Setting .....................................................

6-2

6.3. Powering On The System ..................................................................

6-4

6.4.

Hot Key Controlling ..........................................................................

6-5

6.5. ABIT EQ and ABIT Manager ...........................................................

6-7

6.6.

Memory Card Reading ....................................................................

6-11

6.7. Powering Off The System ...............................................................

6-12

Appendix A. How to Get Technical Support .....................

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Introduction

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Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1. Overview

DigiDice is a mainstream P4 platform mini pc barebone with superior over-clockingability & optional RAID function in a small case which provides a6-in-1CardReader function, two external 5.25” device bays and two internal 3.5” device bays for ultimate flexibility.

In addition, the front LCD display offers useful system information, and the Hot Key design makes the system user-friendlierfor specific PC functions. Let DigiDice bring you an amazing video/ audio and PC experience.

1.2. Features

Dust Covers

Two automatic front covers protect your optical drive bay from dusting problem; this appropriate design also makes the entire system more stylish.

Two 5.25-inchBays

The spacious room allows dual optical drives installation. A tiny but complete CD disk copy station is realized at once.

Four Hot Keys

Four hot-keysin the front panel allow DVD/VCD video play back, CD/MP3 audio play back, photo viewing, and CD copying by just one click.

AGP/PCI Slot

A system upgrade is easy to reach through additional AGP and PCI slot. You can upgrade to a powerful VGA card or add on a PCI TV-Tunercard.

Dual Channel DDR & SATA RAID

Dual Channel DDR provides maximum memory performance by up to 50% compared to the one of standard DDR memory. SATA RAID (optional) provides maximum data transfer rate with high data security simultaneously.

OTES Thermal Solution

ABIT’s exclusive OTES thermal solutions are applied for two objectives: extremely low system temperature and system noise. OTES monitors both system loading and system temperature to meet the low noise requirement via controlling internal thermal system.

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EZ OC (Over Clocking) Setting

Two different ways of Over Clocking your system are available. You can either go with 5-levelautomatic OC (EZ OC) by using knob controller in the front panel, or with ABIT’s exclusive SoftMenu BIOS setting.

ABIT EQ

System status can be monitored both through the LCD screen on front panel, and the “ABIT EQ” software-basedapplication.

Remote Control

A handy remote controller is also bundled in the package. You can control and launch programs from distance.

1.3.Installation Notice

Compatible with Windows XP operation system only

Must be applied together with “ABIT Manager”

Must use in collocation with the application software bundled

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