Abit FATAL1TY-AN9-32X User Manual
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Motherboard

AMD Socket AM2

User’s Manual

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AMD Socket AM2 ATX Motherboard

NB: NVIDIA C51XE

SB: NVIDIA MCP55PXE

2GHz HT

Dual DDR2 800 DIMM Slots

NVIDIA SLI Technology

Dual PCI-EX16 Slots

Dual GbE LAN

IEEE 1394a

6x SATA 3Gb/s with RAID 0/1/0+1/5/JBOD

Fatal1ty Guru™ Technology

ABIT OTES GT™ Technology

Introduction

Setup Hardware

Setup BIOS

CD Utility & Driver

Appendix

7.1 Channel HD Audio

User’s Manual

English, 2nd Edition

July, 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.

The Fatal1ty name, Fatal1ty logos and the Fatal1ty likeness are trademarks of Fatal1ty, Inc. All rights reserved. Built to Kill is a trademark of PWX, LLC.

© 2006 Universal ABIT Co., Ltd.

All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Contents

1. Introduction.....................................................................

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1.1

Fatal1ty ......................................................................................

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1.2

Features & Specifications .............................................................

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1.3

Motherboard Layout.....................................................................

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2. Hardware Setup ...............................................................

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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 Headers................................................................

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 AM2 .................................................................

2-9

 

2.5.2 DDR2 Memory Slots ..........................................................

2-11

 

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

2-13

 

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 Headers ......................................

2-21

 

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

2-22

 

2.6.6 PCI Add-on Slots ...............................................................

2-22

 

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

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

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

3-2

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

3-2

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

3-4

Introduction

Setup Hardware

Setup BIOS

CD Utility & Driver

Appendix

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3.2

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

3-11

3.3

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

3-14

3.4

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

3-16

3.5

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

3-18

3.6

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

3-22

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

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

4-1

4.1 nVidia nForce Chipset Driver.........................................................

4-2

4.2

Realtek HD Audio Driver...............................................................

4-3

4.3

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

4-4

4.4

Cool’n’Quiet Driver.......................................................................

4-5

4.5

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

4-7

4.6

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

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4.7

NVRaid Floppy Disk......................................................................

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5. Appendix ..........................................................................

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5.1

POST Code Definitions .................................................................

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5.1.1 AWARD POST Code Definitions.............................................

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5.1.2 AC2005 POST Code Definitions.............................................

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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......................................

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1. Introduction

1.1 Fatal1ty

FATAL1TY STORY

Who knew that at age 19, I would be a World Champion PC gamer. When I was 13, I actually played competitive billiards in professional tournaments and won four or five games off guys who played at the highest level. I actually thought of making a career of it, but at that young age situations change rapidly. Because I’ve been blessed with great hand-eyecoordination and a grasp of mathematics (an important element in video gaming) I gravitated to that activity.

GOING PRO

I started professional gaming in 1999 when I entered the CPL (Cyberathlete Professional League) tournament in Dallas and won $4,000 for coming in third place. Emerging as one of the top players in the United States, a company interested in sponsoring me flew me to Sweden to compete against the top 12 players in the world. I won 18 straight games, lost none, and took first place, becoming the number one ranked Quake III player in the world in the process. Two months later I followed that success by traveling to Dallas and defending my title as the world’s best Quake III player, winning the $40,000 grand prize. My earned frags allowed at this tournament were 2.5. From there I entered competitions all over the world, including Singapore, Korea, Germany, Australia, Holland and Brazil in addition to Los Angeles, New York and St. Louis.

WINNING STREAK

I was excited to showcase my true gaming skills when defending my title as CPL Champion of the year at the CPL Winter 2001 because I would be competing in a totally different first person shooter (fps) game, Alien vs. Predator II. I won that competition and walked away with a new car. The next year I won the same title playing Unreal Tournament 2003, becoming the only three-timeCPL champion. And I did it playing a different game each year, something no one else has ever done and a feat of which I am extremely proud.

At QuakeCon 2002, I faced off against my rival ZeRo4 in one of the most highly anticipated matches of the year, winning in a 14 to (-1)killer victory. Competing at Quakecon 2004, I became the World’s 1st Doom3 Champion by defeating Daler in a series of very challenging matches and earning $25,000 for the victory.

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LIVIN’ LARGE

Since my first big tournament wins, I have been a “Professional Cyberathlete”, traveling the world and livin’ large with lots of International media coverage on outlets such as MTV, ESPN and G4TV to name only a few. It's unreal - it's crazy. I’m living a dream by playing video games for a living. I’ve always been athletic and took sports like hockey and football very seriously, working out and training hard. This discipline helps me become a better gamer and my drive to be the best has opened the doors necessary to become a professional.

A DREAM

Now, another dream is being realized – building the ultimate gaming computer, made up of the best parts under my own brand. Quality hardware makes a huge difference in competitions…a couple more frames per second and everything gets really nice. It's all about getting the computer processing faster and allowing more fluid movement around the maps.

My vision for Fatal1ty hardware is to allow gamers to focus on the game without worrying about their equipment, something I’ve preached since I began competing. I don’t want to worry about my equipment. I want it to be there – over and done with - so I can focus on the game. I want it to be the fastest and most stable computer equipment on the face of the planet, so quality is what Fatal1ty brand products will represent.

FATAL1TY BRAIN TRUST

This is just the beginning. We’re already in development for several new products, and I’m really grateful to all my Fatal1ty Brain Trust partners for helping make my dreams a reality.

I know there is a business side to all of this, but for me the true reward is making products that are so good I can win with them – and making them available to fellow gamers. Gaming is my life, and many fellow gamers around the world are also some of my best friends, so giving back to the gaming community is really important to me.

Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel

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1.2 Features & Specifications

CPU

Supports Socket 940 AM2 Processor with 2GHz system bus using Hyper-Transport™Technology

Supports AMD CPU Cool ‘n’ Quiet Technology

Chipset

Northbridge: NVIDIA®C51XE Chipset

Southbridge: NVIDIA® MCP55PXE Chipset

Memory

Four 240-pinDIMM slots

Supports Dual Channel DDR2 800 Un-bufferedECC/Non-ECCmemory

Supports maximum memory capacity up to 8GB

ABIT Engineered

ABIT Fatal1ty GuruTechnology

ABIT OTES GTTechnology

NVIDIA SLI Technology

• Two PCI-ExpressX16 slots support NVIDIA Scalable Link Interface

SATA 3Gb/s RAID

• Supports 6 ports NV SATA 3Gb/s RAID 0/1/0+1/5/JBOD

Dual GbE LAN

• Dual NVIDIA® Gigabit Ethernet

IEEE 1394

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

Audio

ABIT AudioMAX HD 7.1 CH

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

Expansion Slots

2x PCI Express x16 slots

2x PCI Express x1 slots

1x PCI slot

1x AudioMAX slot

Internal I/O Connectors

1x Floppy port

1x UDMA 133/100/66/33 connector

6x SATA connectors

3x USB 2.0 headers

Introduction

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• 2x IEEE1394a headers

Rear Panel I/O

OTES GT

1x PS/2 Keyboard connector

1x PS/2 Mouse connector

2x RJ-45Gigabit LAN ports

4x USB 2.0 ports

RoHS Compliancy

100%Lead-freeprocess and RoHS compliancy

Miscellaneous

ATX form factor (305mm x 245mm)

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

For more information:

www.abit.com.tw

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