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What’s in this manual

 

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What’s in this manual ......................................................................................................................................................

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You Must Notice ..............................................................................................................................................................

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Before You Start ..............................................................................................................................................................

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Overview .......................................................................................................................................................................

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AK79G MAX/AK79D MAX Comparison Table ................................................................................................................

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Feature Highlight...........................................................................................................................................................

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Quick Installation Procedure .........................................................................................................................................

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Motherboard Map ..........................................................................................................................................................

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Block Diagram...............................................................................................................................................................

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Hardware Installation................................................................................................................

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JP14 Clear CMOS Data ................................................................................................................................................

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CPU Installation ............................................................................................................................................................

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AOpen Overheat Protection (O.H.P.) Technology ..........................................................................................................

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CPU Jumper-less Design ..............................................................................................................................................

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CPU and Housing Fan Connector .................................................................................................................................

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JP28 Keyboard/Mouse Wakeup Jumpers ......................................................................................................................

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DIMM Sockets ...............................................................................................................................................................

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STBY LED.....................................................................................................................................................................

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Front Panel Connector ..................................................................................................................................................

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ATX Power Connector ...................................................................................................................................................

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AC Power Auto Recovery ..............................................................................................................................................

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IDE and Floppy Connector ............................................................................................................................................

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Serial ATA Connector ....................................................................................................................................................

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S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) Connector.........................................................................................................

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Super 5.1 Channel Audio Effect ....................................................................................................................................

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TV Output Connector ( for AK79G MAX ) ......................................................................................................................

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IrDA Connector .............................................................................................................................................................

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AGP (Accelerated Graphic Port) 8X Expansion Slot......................................................................................................

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AGP Protection Technology and AGP LED ....................................................................................................................

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Support 10/100 Mbps LAN Onboard..............................................................................................................................

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ACR (Audio and Communication Riser) Expansion Slot ................................................................................................

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Game Port Bracket Supported ......................................................................................................................................

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Color Coded Back Panel ...............................................................................................................................................

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COM2 Connector ..........................................................................................................................................................

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Support Front USB 2.0 Connector.................................................................................................................................

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IEEE 1394 Connectors ..................................................................................................................................................

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Case Open Connector...................................................................................................................................................

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CD Audio Connector .....................................................................................................................................................

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AUX-INConnector.........................................................................................................................................................

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Front Audio Connector ..................................................................................................................................................

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Battery-lessand Long Life Design.................................................................................................................................

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CPU Over-currentProtection.........................................................................................................................................

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AOConfig Utility.............................................................................................................................................................

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Resetable Fuse .............................................................................................................................................................

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2200μF Low ESR Capacitor.........................................................................................................................................

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Enlarged Aluminum Heatsink ........................................................................................................................................

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Open JukeBox Player....................................................................................................................................................

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Vivid BIOS technology...................................................................................................................................................

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The noise is gone!! ---- SilentTek ..................................................................................................................................

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EzClock.........................................................................................................................................................................

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Driver and Utility .......................................................................................................................

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Auto-run Menu from Bonus CD .....................................................................................................................................

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nVIDIA nForce Drivers ..................................................................................................................................................

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NVIDIA Windows 98/ME/2000/XP Display Driver ..........................................................................................................

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Installing Promise SATA150 Driver in Existing Windows XP/2000/ME/98/NT4.0 System...............................................

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Installing USB2.0 Driver in Existing Windows XP System .............................................................................................

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Installing USB 2.0 Driver in Existing Windows 98/ME/2000 System ..............................................................................

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Phoenix Award BIOS..................................................................................................................

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How To Use Phoenix Award™ BIOS Setup Program .....................................................................................................

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How To Enter BIOS Setup .............................................................................................................................................

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WinBIOS Utility .............................................................................................................................................................

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BIOS Upgrade under Windows environment .................................................................................................................

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Glossary ....................................................................................................................................

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AC97 CODEC ...............................................................................................................................................................

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ACPI (Advanced Configuration & Power Interface) .......................................................................................................

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ACR (Advanced Communication Riser).........................................................................................................................

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AGP (Accelerated Graphic Port)....................................................................................................................................

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AMR (Audio/Modem Riser)............................................................................................................................................

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ATA (AT Attachment) .....................................................................................................................................................

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BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) ..............................................................................................................................

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Bluetooth.....................................................................................................................................................................

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CNR (Communication and Networking Riser)..............................................................................................................

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DDR (Double Data Rate) RAM ....................................................................................................................................

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ECC (Error Checking and Correction) .........................................................................................................................

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EEPROM (Electronic Erasable Programmable ROM)..................................................................................................

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EPROM (Erasable Programmable ROM).....................................................................................................................

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EV6 Bus ......................................................................................................................................................................

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FCC DoC (Declaration of Conformity) .........................................................................................................................

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FC-PGA(FlipChip-PinGrid Array) ..............................................................................................................................

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FC-PGA2(FlipChip-PinGrid Array)............................................................................................................................

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Flash ROM ..................................................................................................................................................................

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Hyper Threading .........................................................................................................................................................

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IEEE 1394 ...................................................................................................................................................................

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Parity Bit .....................................................................................................................................................................

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PCI (Peripheral Component Interface) Bus .................................................................................................................

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PDF Format.................................................................................................................................................................

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PnP (Plug and Play) ....................................................................................................................................................

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POST (Power-On Self Test) ........................................................................................................................................

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PSB (Processor System Bus) Clock ............................................................................................................................

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RDRAM (Rambus Dynamic Random Access Memory) ................................................................................................

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RIMM (Rambus Inline Memory Module) ......................................................................................................................

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SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM) ....................................................................................................................................

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SATA (Serial ATA) .......................................................................................................................................................

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SMBus (System Management Bus) .............................................................................................................................

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SPD (Serial Presence Detect) .....................................................................................................................................

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USB 2.0 (Universal Serial Bus) ...................................................................................................................................

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VCM (Virtual Channel Memory)...................................................................................................................................

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Wireless LAN – 802.11b ..............................................................................................................................................

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ZIP file.........................................................................................................................................................................

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Troubleshooting.......................................................................................................................

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Technical Support ...................................................................................................................

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Product Registration ...............................................................................................................

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How to Contact Us ..................................................................................................................

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You Must Notice

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Before You Start

This Online Manual will introduce to the user how this product is installed. All useful information will be described in later chapters. Please keep this manual carefully for future upgrades or system configuration changes. This Online Manual is saved in PDF format, we recommend using Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 for online viewing, it is included in Bonus CD disc or you can get free download fromAdobe web site.

Although this Online Manual is optimized for screen viewing, it is still capable for hardcopy printing, you can print it by A4 paper size and set 2 pages per A4 sheet on your printer. To do so, choose File > Page Setup and follow the instruction of your printer driver.

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Overview

Thank you for choosing AOpen AK79G MAX/AK79D MAX. The AK79G MAX/AK79D MAX is based on AMD® Socket 462 motherboard with ATX form factor featuring the AMD Duron/Athlon/Athlon XP CPU. As high performance chipset built in the M/B, the AK79G MAX/AK79D MAX supports AMD® Socket 462 series Athlon™, Duron™ and AthlonXP™ processor. (with CPU Overheat Protection circuit to Athlon™XP CPU only). The motherboard also support 333/266/200MHz EV6 bus. For better graphic performance, GeForce4 MX Graphics is integrated for delivering fastest speed,multi-displayfunctionality and multiple configurations of CRTs and TVs. Hence, AK79G MAX supportsTV-OUTfunction which supportsTV-Outcard. It also supports 1.5V AGP interface of AGP 8x/4x with Fast Write data transfer.

According to different customers’ requirements, this motherboard supports DDR400,DDR333 andDDR266 dual channel DDRAM

up to 3GB maximum. The on-boardIDE controller supportsUltra DMA 66/100/133 mode and the transfer rate is up to 133MB/s. Besides, the AK79G MAX/AK79D MAX has anAC97 CODEC RealTek ALC650 chipset onboard to provide high performance and

magic surround stereo sound to let people enjoy working with it. More than that, this motherboard supports USB 2.0 function with a fancy speed up to 480Mbps. Now, enjoy all features from AOpen

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AK79G MAX/AK79D MAX Comparison Tablee

Following we list functions of all models. “V” represents those functions that the model equips with and “X” represents functions that models don’t have. Please always refer to this page to see the functions of your model.

 

 

AK79D MAX

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Chipset

 

nForce2-ST

nForce2-GT

VGA Onboard

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VGA Connector

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LAN Onboard

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LAN Port

 

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IEEE 1394

Function

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IEEE 1394

Connector

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TV Out Header

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V

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