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GD8 Pro

Intel Pentium 4 System Board

Socket 775

User’s Manual

4200-0464-01Rev. 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.

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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Introduction

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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

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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.

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Introduction

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1-2.Layout Diagram

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Chapter 1

 

 

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Chapter 2. Hardware Setup

Before the Installation: Turn off the power supply switch (fully turn off the +5V standby power), or disconnect the power cord before installing or unplugging any connectors oradd-oncards. Failing to do so may cause the motherboard components oradd-oncards to malfunction or damaged.

2-1.Install The Motherboard

Most computer chassis have a base with many mounting holes to allow motherboard to be securely attached on and at the same time, prevented from short circuits. There are two ways to attach the motherboard to the chassis base:

1.use with studs

2.or use with spacers

In principle, the best way to attach the board is to use with studs. Only if you are unable to do this should you attach the board with spacers. Line up the holes on the board with the mounting holes on the chassis. If the holes line up and there are screw holes, you can attach the board with studs. If the holes line up and there are only slots, you can only attach with spacers. Take the tip of the spacers and insert them into the slots. After doing this to all the slots, you can slide the board into

position aligned with slots. After the board has been positioned, check to make sure everything is OK before putting the chassis back on.

ATTENTION: To prevent shorting the PCB circuit, please REMOVE the metal studs or spacers if they are already fastened on the chassis base and are withoutmounting-holeson the motherboard to align with.

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2-2.Install CPU, Heatsink and Fan Assembly

In order to protect the contact pins, please pay attention to these notices:

1.A maximum 20 cycles of CPU installation is recommended.

2.Never touch the contact pins with fingers or any object.

3.Always put on the cap when the CPU is not in use.

1. Place the board so as to let the lever hook of the socket is on your left side. Use your left thumb and forefinger to hold the lever hook, pull it away from the retention tab.

4. Use your right thumb and forefinger to grasp the CPU package. Be sure to grasp on the edge of the substrate, and face thePin-1indicator toward thebottom-leftside. Aim at the socket and place the CPU package vertical down into the socket.

5. Visually inspect if the CPU is seated well into the socket. The alignment key must be located in the notch of package.

2.Rotate the lever to fully open position.

3. Use your right thumb on thebottom-rightside of the load plate and lift it up to fully open position.

6. Use your left hand to hold the load plate, and use your right thumb to peel the cap off.

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