AOpen 0C6 User Manual

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Chapter of Contents

Chapter of Contents .....................................................................................

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1.1 A Thank-youNote Before You Get Started ...................................

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1.2 The Features Of This Manual ........................................................

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1.3

Preliminary Tools...........................................................................

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Chapter 2 What’s In The Box? ....................................................................

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2.1 What’s In The Box? .......................................................................

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2.2 Accessory.......................................................................................

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Chapter 3 Start To Assemble .......................................................................

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3.1

Features of XC Cube .....................................................................

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3.2

Starting Installing...........................................................................

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3.3

Cooler, Hard Disk, Floppy Drives and Optical devices...............

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3.3.1 Taking Cooler out .............................................................

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3.3.2 Install Hard disk................................................................

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3.3.3 Install Floppy Drive ..........................................................

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3.3.4 Install Optical Drive .........................................................

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3.4

Cables and Connectors ................................................................

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3.5

Install CPU ..................................................................................

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3.5.1 Install CPU On Socket 478...............................................

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3.5.2 Install CPU On Socket T ..................................................

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3.5.3 Install CPU On Socket 754...............................................

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3.5.4 Install CPU On Socket A ..................................................

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3.5.5 Install CPU On Socket 479...............................................

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3.5.6 Install CPU On Socket 939 ...............................................

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3.6

Install CPU Cooler and CPU Fan Connector...............................

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3.7 Connecting DRAM to DIMM Sockets ........................................

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3.8 Insert AGP card or PCI card to motherboard...............................

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3.9 Putting Drives Cage back to Chassis ...........................................

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3.10 All Set ........................................................................................

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3.11 How about all external peripheral? ............................................

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Chapter 4 Turn On The Power! .................................................................

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Postscripts..................................................................................................

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Appendix ...................................................................................................

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Install OS Into Serial ATA Hard Disk for UX661 Series...................

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RAID Driver Installation Guide for UX661 Series ...........................

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Introduction To Jumper Settings and Other Connectors ....................

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1.1 A Thank-youNote Before You Get Started

First of all, we would like to express our gratitude for purchasing our AOpen specially-designedXC Cube. Once again, thisbare-systemis designed uniquely to meet all your personal needs with our greatindustry-designingability and our everlasting perseverance to the quality of all our products.

This manual is for those who want to set up computer by themselves. In other words, this is a book for " Fresh drivers on the road." If you are already a veteran, this manual may not be suitable for you. It is our hope that novices can build up their own computer step by step.

Now, we would like to invite you to personally experience this user-friendlymanual and all of the powerful functions this AOpen XC Cube offers.

The logos of Adobe and Acrobat are the registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

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The logos of Intel, Intel Celeron and Pentium II&III are the registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.

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The logos of Microsoft, Windows are the registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in America and other countries.

All the titles of the products and the trademarks mentioned in this manual are for the purpose of illustrative conveniences and are possessed by their respective firms.

We regret not informing about any changes in usage standards and other related information. AOpen Company reserves the right of altering or modifying the content of this manual. In case of any mistakes or incorrect descriptions, which include those on the products, AOpen makes no guarantee or commitments.

This document is based on the copyright laws in order to protect our company and reserve all rights.

Under no circumstances are any types of duplicating and loading this brochure in any databases and media permitted except the permission signed on formal document by AOpen Company.

1996-2005Copyrights, AOpen Ltd. All rights reserved.

http://xc.aopen.com.tw

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1.2 The Features Of This Manual

In this manual, you'll be able to learn how to:

set up a personal computer on your own.

correctly and safely put everything together and learn something about hardware.

learn some practical techniques that make doing the job easier.

In addition, this manual DOES NOT offer you:

any sorts of back doors, such as overclocking.

a great deal of hardware standard that are hard to comprehend.

lengthy fanciful article or vague theories.

Instead, this manual explains profound theories in simple language by colorful illustrations. Therefore, you will see the icons below frequently:

Note mark

Warning mark

Contains knowledge you should know in process of assembling, or some helpful tips.

Please be careful when you see this mark. It highlights mistakes that occur often during assembling, or something you need to pay attention to.

Force direction

This arrow shows the right direction the force should be

 

 

imposed, or the correct assembling direction.

 

 

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1.3 Preliminary Tools

"A workman must first sharpen his tools if he is to do his work well". Right before you start the assembly, there are some tools that can't be spared.

Firstly, the most frequently-usedtool is cross screwdriver by which most interior components are fixed. A suitable screwdriver can make the following job much easier. Being so, does any screwdriver apply? Actually a magnetic tip one is suggested. That is because in the process of setting up your PC, the situation is very likely to happen: you accidentally drop the screws into the interior of the computer. In case of this, a magnetic screwdriver helps attracting the fallen screws that are hard to reach by hands. Some screw holes are placed where hands can hardly reach. At this time, we need a magnetic screwdriver, too. In addition, the size of our tool also matters. Generally, thedomestic 107 cross screwdriver is the most appropriate one. Besides, a flat screwdriver is also essential for installing CPU on socket 479.

I can get it done!!

When putting things together, it is necessary to adjust Jumper. In most cases, things can be done barehanded. But there comes a time always when your hands fail to reach in and fix the problem. You'll thank God with a pliers on hand which keeps you away from any annoying trouble for just setting one JUMPER.

What is Jumper?

Jumper is something generally referred to " Jumping wire" that utilizes the short circuit of the pins to tune up some functions, such as FSB (front side bus), ratio, and sound switches adjusting.

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Chapter 2 What’s In The Box?

2.1 What’s In The Box?

Open the XC Cube box, you will find components as follow:

XC Cube chassis / Drives Cage

Motherboard

Power Supply

CPU cooler

All in One

Drives Cage

Power Supply / XC Cube Chasiss

 

CPU cooler

Motherboard

The pictures above may look different from the product you purchased.

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2.2 Accessory

Beside main components, you are supposed to see the following accessories:

Fixed screws: After opening the accessory parcel, you'll see the following four different type of

screws:

As shown in the picture, the threads on NO.1 screw are wide and it has a hexagonal head

As shown in the picture, threads on NO.2 screw are narrow and there is a ring on its head.

As shown in the picture, the NO.3 screw’s threads are wide as well but it has a round head.

As shown in the picture, the NO.4 screw’s threads are wide as well but it has a flat head.

IDE Cable: a 40-pinconnector to connect the hard disk with IDE interface.

40-pinhard disk Connector

IDE Cable: a 40-pinconnector to connect the optical device IDE interface.

40-pinoptical Connector

Disk Drive Cable: a34-pinconnector to connect disk drive.

FDD header

Motherboard

header

34-PinConnector

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Chapter 3 Start To Assemble

3.1 Features of XC Cube

AOpen XC Cube, designed as aMini-PC,provides you as many advantages as it can. You may find that it is elegant among other traditional PC design that obviously highlighted your individual style and taste with different color panel provided. In addition to it’s unique appearance, AOpen XC Cube is easy to move around in your house, suitable for decoration even in your living room. As light and crispy as it is, it is definitely your choice for a PC.

Unique design that reflects your style and taste!

Color Panel changing that changes with your mood!

Space flexibility allows you to move it from living room or to your bedroom.

Silent Technology, PC that is quiet even in the middle of the night.

Easy Installation for any new hand assembling their first PC.

Mini housing which saves you almost 60% of housing space.

Hand-harmlessnessdesign ensures you 100% security during assembling.

Equipped with a highly efficient power supply to keep your computer work smoothly in most cases.

Conform to FCC ClassB/DoC and CE standards to guarantee your health.

Teamed with high-efficiencymotherboard to make your job a great deal easier.

Great extensible function where you can optionally purchase AGP/PCI interfaces with low-profilestandards.

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3.2 Starting Installing

1.Unscrew all screws on the chassis. Use your thumb to push the chassis backward to you.

2.Lift the chassis up. Here you may see the internal of the chassis.

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3.3 Cooler, Hard Disk, Floppy Drives and Optical devices

3.3.1 Taking Cooler out

Before installing hard disk, floppy drives and optical devices into the XC Cube chassis, let’s take the cooler out from chassis first.

1.Take the screws off the chassis and then take the Drives Cage out.

Drives Cage

2.Before taking AOpen-madeCooler out, please disconnect its connector first. After that, unfastenAOpen-madeCooler. For detail, please refer to EIG wording.

3.Take the cooler out of the chassis. Put it aside for later use then.

Why AOpen Fan Cooler

After thermal testing and confirmation, we have chosen this model of AOpen cooler for fitting with XC Cube. It has been tested with optimized air-flowand excellent heat dissipation function for our XC Cube system.

It is highly recommended not to use other branded cooler to go with XC Cube.

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