AOpen AK79GMAX User Manual

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STBY LED

STBY LED is AOpen’s considerate design that aims at providing you friendly system information. The STBY LED will light up when power is connected to the motherboard. This is a convenient indication for you to check the system power status in many circumstances such as power on/off, stand-bymode and RAM power status during Suspend to RAM mode.

Warning: Do not install or remove the DIMM module or others devices when the STBY LED lights on.

STBY LED

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Front Panel Connector

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attach the power LED, speaker, power and reset switch connectors to the

 

corresponding pins. If you enable “Suspend Mode” item in BIOS Setup, the ACPI

 

& Power LED will keep flashing while the system is in suspend mode.

 

Locate the power switch cable from your ATX housing. It is 2-pinfemale

 

connector from the housing front panel. Plug this connector to the soft-power

 

switch connector marked SPWR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Suspend Type

 

ACPI LED

 

Power on Suspend (S1) or Suspend to RAM (S3)

Blinking between green and red.

 

Suspend to Disk (S4)

 

The LED will be turned off

Pin 1

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NC

5VSB

 

SPWR

NC

SPWR

 

 

+5V

ACPI LED-

 

ACPI & PWR

IDE LED

GND

IDE LED

IDE LED

ACPILED

LED

 

+5V

NC

 

 

 

ACPI LED (BLUE)

+5V

ACPI_B

 

GND

GND

 

 

Speaker

Reset

NC

RESET

SPEAKER

GND

 

 

 

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ATX Power Connector

The ATX power supply uses 20-pinconnector shown below. Make sure you plug in the right direction.

AC Power Auto Recovery

20-PinPower Connector

A traditional ATX system should remain at power off stage when AC power resumes from power failure. This design is inconvenient for a network server or workstation, without an UPS, that needs to keep power-on.This motherboard implements an AC Power Auto Recovery function to solve this problem.

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IDE and Floppy Connector

Connect 34-pinfloppy cable and40-pinIDE cable to floppy connector FDC connector. Be careful of the pin1 orientation. Wrong orientation may cause system damage.

ATA 66/100/133

Pin 1

IDE Connector

 

IDE3

FDD Connector

Pin 1

 

Pin1

Pin 1

 

Pin 1

 

IDE2 (Primary)

 

IDE2 (Secondary)

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IDE1 is also known as the primary channel and IDE2 as the secondary channel. Each channel supports two IDE devices that make a total of four devices. In order to work together, the two devices on each channel must be set differently to Master andSlave mode. Either one can be the hard disk or the CDROM. The setting as master or slave mode depends on the jumper on your IDE device, so please refer to your hard disk and CDROM manual accordingly.

This motherboard supports ATA66,ATA100 orATA133 IDE devices. Following table lists the transfer rate of IDE PIO and DMA modes. The IDE bus is16-bit,which means every transfer is two bytes.

Mode

Clock Period

Clock Count

Cycle Time

Data Transfer Rate

 

PIO mode 0

30ns

20

600ns

(1/600ns) x 2byte = 3.3MB/s

PIO mode 1

30ns

13

383ns

(1/383ns) x 2byte = 5.2MB/s

PIO mode 2

30ns

8

240ns

(1/240ns) x 2byte = 8.3MB/s

PIO mode 3

30ns

6

180ns

(1/180ns) x 2byte = 11.1MB/s

PIO mode 4

30ns

4

120ns

(1/120ns) x 2byte = 16.6MB/s

DMA mode 0

30ns

16

480ns

(1/480ns) x 2byte = 4.16MB/s

DMA mode 1

30ns

5

150ns

(1/150ns) x 2byte = 13.3MB/s

DMA mode 2

30ns

4

120ns

(1/120ns) x 2byte = 16.6MB/s

ATA33

30ns

4

120ns

(1/120ns) x 2byte x 2 = 33MB/s

ATA66

30ns

2

60ns

(1/60ns) x 2byte x 2

= 66MB/s

ATA100

20ns

2

40ns

(1/40ns) x 2byte x 2

= 100MB/s

ATA133

15ns

2

30ns

(1/30ns) x 2byte x 2

= 133MB/s

Warning: The specification of the IDE cable is a maximum of 46cm (18 inches); make sure your cable does not exceed this length.

Tip:

1.For better signal quality, it is recommended to set the far end side device to master mode and follow the suggested sequence to install your new device. Please refer to above diagram

2.To achieve the best performance of Ultra DMA 66/100/133 hard disks, a special 80-wires IDE cable for Ultra DMA 66/100/133 is required.

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Serial ATA Connector

To connect a Serial ATA disk, you must use a 7-pinserial ATA cable. Connect two ends of the serial ATA cable to the serial ATA header on the main board and the disk. Like every other traditional disk, you also have to connect a power cable. Please note that it is a jumper free implement; you don’t need to set jumpers to define a master or slave disk. When connecting two serial ATA disks, the system will automatically take the one connected to “Serial ATA 1” header as a master disk

SATA Header 1

SATA Header 2

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S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) Connneeccttoorr

S/PDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) is a newest audio transfer file format, which provides impressive audio quality through optical fiber and allows you to enjoy digital audio instead of analog audio. Through a specific audio cable, you can connect the S/PDIF connector to other end of the S/PDIF audio module, which bears S/PDIF digital output. Normally there are two S/PDIF outputs as shown, one for RCA connector, the most common one used for consumer audio products, and the other for optical connector with better audio quality. Same as outputs, you can also connect RCA or optical audio products to input connectors on the module and have the voice or music come out from your computer. However, you must have a S/PDIF supported speaker/amplifier/decoder with S/PDIF digital input/output to connect to the S/PDIF digital input/output to make the most out of this function.

 

 

Pin 1

 

 

(RCA)

S/PDIF

 

 

 

S/PDIF OUT

 

 

 

S/PDIF IN

Cable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S/PDIF OUT

 

1

 

+5V

 

 

S/PDIF IN

 

 

 

 

 

NC

(Optical)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPDIFOUT

 

 

5

 

GND

S/PDIF Module

 

SPDIFIN

(User Upgrade Optional)

 

 

 

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Super 5.1 Channel Audio Effect

This motherboard comes with an ALC650 CODEC, which supports high quality of 5.1 Channel audio effects, bringing you a brand new audio experience. On the strength of the innovative design of ALC650, you're able to use standard line-jacksfor surround audio output without connecting any external module. To apply this function, you have to install the audio driver in the Bonus Pack CD as well as an audio application supporting 5.1 Channel. Picture bellow represents the standard location of all speakers in 5.1Channel sound track. Please connect the plug of your front speakers to the green “Speaker out” port, rear speakers’ plug to the blue “Line in” port and both of the center and subwoofer speakers to the red “MIC in” port.

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TV Output Connector ( for AK79G MAX )

This motherboard comes with a TV Output connector which allows you to accept digital graphic input signal, and encodes, and transmit data through DVI or TV Output. Both NTSC and PAL TV formats are supported for this function. You may just install a TV Output module (as shown) to your back panel, connect S-TerminalorAV-terminalto your TV, then use it as your another monitor.

Pin 1

S-Terminal

AV-Terminal

Key

(User Upgrade Optional)

Composite Video

TV Output Connector

GND

Chroma

2

6

 

1

5

Luma

GND

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IrDA Connector

The IrDA connector can be configured to support wireless infrared module, with this module and application software such as Laplink or Windows 95 Direct Cable Connection, the user can transfer files to or from laptops, notebooks, PDA devices and printers. This connector supports HPSIR (115.2Kbps, 2 meters) and ASK-IR(56Kbps).

Install the infrared module onto the IrDA connector and enable the infrared function from BIOS Setup, UART2 Mode, make sure to have the correct orientation when you plug in the IrDA connector.

Pin 1

1

NC KEY

+5V GND IR_TXIR_RX

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