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GD8 Pro

Intel Pentium 4 System Board

Socket 775

User’s Manual

4200-0464-01Rev. 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.

GD8 Pro

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

2-12

 

(9).

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

2-13

 

(10). Status Indicators..........................................................................

2-13

 

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

2-14

 

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

2-15

 

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

2-15

 

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

2-16

Chapter 3.

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

3-1

3-1.

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

3-2

3-2.

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

3-4

3-3.

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

3-6

3-4.

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

3-9

3-5.

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

3-11

3-6.

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

3-15

3-7.

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

3-18

3-8.

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

3-19

3-9.

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

3-20

3-10.

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

3-20

3-11.

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

3-20

3-12.

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

3-20

User’s Manual

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

3-20

Appendix A.

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

A-1

Appendix B.

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

B-1

Appendix C.

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

C-1

Appendix D.

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

D-1

Appendix E.

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

E-1

Appendix F.

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

F-1

Appendix G.

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

G-1

Appendix H.

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

H-1

GD8 Pro

Introduction

1-1

 

 

Chapter 1. Introduction

1-1.Features & Specifications

1.CPU

Designed for Intel® P4-05ALGA775 processor with 800/533 MHz FSB

Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading /XD-bit /EM64T / EIST Technology

2.Express Chipset

Intel® 915P / Intel® ICH6 Express Chipset

3.Memory

Four 240-pinDIMM slots(Un-bufferedNon-ECCDIMM)

Supports Dual channel DDR2 533/400 (Max. 4GB)

4.Graphics

PCI Express x16 delivers up to 8Gb/s bandwidth

5.ABIT Engineered

ABIT SoftMenuTechnology

ABIT CPU ThermalGuardTechnology

6.SATA

Supports 4 ports SATA 1.5 Gb/s data transfer rate

7.Audio

Onboard 7.1-channelIntel® High Definition Audio CODEC

Supports auto jack sensing and optical S/P DIF Out

8.Gigabit LAN

Onboard PCI Gigabit LAN controller supports 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet

9.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

4x SATA 150 connectors

1x Ultra ATA 100/66/33 connector

2x USB 2.0 headers

1x FP-Audioheader

1x CD-INheader

User’s Manual

1-2

Chapter 1

 

 

10.Back Panel I/O

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

1x Serial port connector, 1x Parallel port connector

1x S/P DIF Out connector

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

1x AUDIO connector (Mic-In,Line-In,Line-Out)

4x USB connectors

1x RJ-45LAN connector

11.Miscellaneous

ATX form factor (305mm x 225mm)

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

GD8 Pro

Introduction

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1-2.Layout Diagram

User’s Manual

1-4

Chapter 1

 

 

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