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GD8 Series

(GD8, GD8-V,GD8-M,GD8-MV)

Intel Pentium 4 System Board

Socket 775

User’s Manual

4200-0434-01Rev. 1.00

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.

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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.

GD8 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, Heatsink and Fan Assembly ...............................................

2-2

2-3.

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

2-4

2-4.

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

2-6

 

(1). ATX Power Input Connectors .......................................................

2-6

 

(2).

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

2-7

 

(3). CMOS Memory Clearing Header..................................................

2-8

 

(4).

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

2-9

 

(5). Front Panel Audio Connection Header........................................

2-10

 

(6). Front Panel Switches & Indicators Headers................................

2-11

 

(7). Additional USB Port Headers .....................................................

2-12

 

(8).

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

2-13

 

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

2-14

 

(10). Serial ATA Connectors ................................................................

2-15

 

(11). Status Indicators..........................................................................

2-15

 

(12). PCI Express x16 Slot ..................................................................

2-16

 

(13). PCI Express x1 Slots...................................................................

2-16

 

(14). Back Panel Connectors ...............................................................

2-17

Chapter 3.

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

3-1

3-1.

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

3-2

3-2.

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

3-4

3-3.

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

3-7

3-4.

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

3-10

3-5.

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

3-12

3-6.

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

3-16

3-7.

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

3-19

3-8.

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

3-21

3-9.

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

3-22

3-10.

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

3-22

3-11.

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

3-22

3-12.

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

3-22

User’s Manual

3-13. Exit Without Saving..............................................................................

3-22

Appendix A.

Install Intel Chipset Software Utility ..............................................

A-1

Appendix B.

Install Driver for ITE IDE Controller (GD8, GD8-M)..................

B-1

Appendix C.

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

C-1

Appendix D.

Install VGA Driver (GD8-M, GD8-MV).........................................

D-1

Appendix E.

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

E-1

Appendix F.

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

F-1

Appendix G.

FlashMenu (BIOS Update Utility) .................................................

G-1

Appendix H.

ABIT EQ (The Hardware Doctor Utility).......................................

H-1

Appendix I.

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

I-1

Appendix J.

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

J-1

GD8 Series

Introduction

1-1

 

 

Chapter 1. Introduction

1-1.Features & Specifications

1.LGA775 CPU Socket

Designed for Intel® 90nm Pentium 4/Celeron D LGA775 processors with 800/533MHz FSB

Supports Intel® Hyper-ThreadingTechnology

2.Express Chipset

Intel® 915P / Intel® ICH6 Express Chipset(For models GD8/GD8-V only)

Intel® 915G / Intel® ICH6 Express Chipset(For models GD8-M/GD8-MV only)

3.Graphics

Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900 supports DirectX 9 (For models GD8-M/GD8-MV only)

4.Memory

Four 184-pinDIMM slots(Un-bufferedNon-ECCDIMM)

Supports Dual channel DDR 400/333 (Max. 4GB)

5.ABIT Engineered

ABIT SoftMenuTechnology

ABIT CPU ThermalGuardTechnology

ABIT EQ

ABIT Audio EQ

ABIT Flash Menu

6.SATA 150

Supports 4 ports SATA 150

7.ATA 133

Onboard Ultra ATA133 PCI controller (For models GD8/GD8-M only)

8.Audio

Onboard 5.1-channelAudio CODEC

Audio jack auto sensing

9.Gigabit LAN

Onboard Gigabit LAN controller supports 10/100/1000M Ethernet

10.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

User’s Manual

1-2

Chapter 1

 

 

4x SATA 150 connectors

1x Ultra ATA 100/66/33 connector

2x Ultra ATA133/100/66/33 connectors (For models GD8/GD8-M only)

2x USB 2.0 headers

1x FP-Audioheader

1x CD-INheader

11.Back Panel I/O

1x PS/2 Keyboard, 1x PS/2 mouse

1x Serial port, 1x Parallel port

1x VGA port (For modelsGD8-M/GD8-MVonly)

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

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

2x USB 2.0 connectors

2x USB 2.0 connectors, 1x RJ-45Gigabit LAN connector

12.Miscellaneous

ATX form factor (305mm x 245mm)

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

GD8 Series

Introduction

1-3

 

 

1-2.Layout Diagram

User’s Manual

1-4

Chapter 1

 

 

GD8 Series