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EVGA X58 SLI Micro Motherboard

Table of Contents

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EVGA X58 SLI Micro Motherboard ...............................................................................

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Parts NOT in the Kit .................................................................................................

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Intentions of the Kit ..................................................................................................

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Motherboard Specifications....................................................................................

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Unpacking and Parts Descriptions.............................................................................

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Unpacking ..............................................................................................................

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Equipment ..............................................................................................................

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

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Safety Instructions..................................................................................................

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Preparing the Motherboard ....................................................................................

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Installing the CPU ..............................................................................................

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Installing the CPU Fan .......................................................................................

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Installing System Memory (DIMMs) ...................................................................

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Installing the Motherboard......................................................................................

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Installing the I/O Shield ......................................................................................

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Securing the Motherboard into a System Case .................................................

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Connecting Cables.................................................................................................

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24-pinATX Power (PW1)...............................................................................

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8-pinATX 12V Power (PW12) .......................................................................

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Connecting Serial ATA Cables...........................................................................

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Connecting Internal Headers .............................................................................

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Front Panel Header........................................................................................

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IEEE1394a (Firewire).....................................................................................

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USB Headers .................................................................................................

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Audio ..............................................................................................................

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Fan Connections ................................................................................................

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Expansion Slots .................................................................................................

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PCI Slots ........................................................................................................

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PCI Express x1 Slots .....................................................................................

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PCI Express x16/x8/x4 Slots..........................................................................

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Onboard Buttons ....................................................................................................

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Clear CMOS Button .......................................................................................

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RESET and POWER Button ..........................................................................

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Post Port Debug LED and LED Status Indicators..................................................

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Post Port Debug LED.....................................................................................

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LED Status Indicators ....................................................................................

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Configuring the BIOS ..................................................................................................

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Enter BIOS Setup...................................................................................................

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Main Menu..............................................................................................................

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

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Date and Time....................................................................................................

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SATA Channel....................................................................................................

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Halt On ...............................................................................................................

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Memory ..............................................................................................................

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

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Hard Disk Boot Priority.......................................................................................

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CD-ROMDevice Priority ....................................................................................

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First/Second/Third Boot Device .........................................................................

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Boot Other Device..............................................................................................

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Boot Up NumLock Status...................................................................................

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Security Option...................................................................................................

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Integrated Peripherals Menu..................................................................................

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Onboard PATA/SATA Device ............................................................................

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Onboard Device .................................................................................................

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USB Device Settings..........................................................................................

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

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ACPI Function ....................................................................................................

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ACPI Suspend Type...........................................................................................

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Run VGABIOS if S3 Resume.............................................................................

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Soft-OffbyPWR-BTTN ......................................................................................

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Wake-Upby PCI Card........................................................................................

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USB KB Wake-UpFrom S3 ...............................................................................

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Resume by Alarm...............................................................................................

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POWER ON Function ........................................................................................

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Hot Key Power On .............................................................................................

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PWRON after PWR-Fail.....................................................................................

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PnP/PCI Configuration Menu .................................................................................

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Init Display First..................................................................................................

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Reset Configuration ...........................................................................................

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Resources Controlled By ...................................................................................

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IRQ Resources...................................................................................................

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PCI/VGA Palette Snoop .....................................................................................

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INT Pin 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 Assignment ...................................................................

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Maximum Payload Size......................................................................................

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

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SmartFan Function.............................................................................................

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Frequency/Voltage Control Menu ..........................................................................

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Memory Feature .................................................................................................

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Voltage Control...................................................................................................

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CPU Feature ......................................................................................................

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Installing Drivers and Software ..................................................................................

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Windows XP/Vista Driver Installation.....................................................................

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Appendix A. POST Codes for the EVGA X58 SLI Micro Motherboard .......................

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List of Figures

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EVGA X58 SLI Micro Motherboard Layout ..........................................

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Figure 2.

Chassis Backpanel Connectors ...........................................................

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Figure 3.

PWR1 Motherboard Connector ............................................................

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Figure 4.

BIOS CMOS Setup Utility Main Menu ..................................................

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Figure 5.

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

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Figure 6.

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

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Figure 7.

Integrated Peripherals Menu ................................................................

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Figure 8.

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

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Figure 9.

PnP/PCI Configuration Menu ...............................................................

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Figure 10.

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

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Figure 11.

Frequency/Voltage Control...................................................................

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Figure 12.

Memory Feature Menu .........................................................................

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Figure 13.

Voltage Control Menu...........................................................................

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Figure 14.

CPU Feature Menu ..............................................................................

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Parts NOT in the Kit

This kit contains all the hardware necessary to install and connect your new EVGA X58 SLI Micro Motherboard. However, it does not contain the following items that must be purchased separately to make the motherboard functional.

Intel Microprocessor

System Memory

Cooling fan for the Microprocessor

Graphics Card

Power Supply

EVGA assumes you have purchased all the necessary parts needed to allow for proper system functionality.

Intentions of the Kit

This kit provides you with the motherboard and all connecting cables necessary to install the motherboard into a system case. If you are building a PC, you will use most of the cables provided in the kit. If however, you arereplacing a motherboard, you will not need many of the cables.

When replacing a motherboard in a system case, you will need to reinstall an operating system even though the current Hard Disk Drive may already have an operating system.

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Motherboard

Thank you for purchasing the EVGA X58 SLI Micro Motherboard. This motherboard offers enthusiast performance and when combined with two SLI-ReadyNVIDIA® GeForce® graphics cards, you get innovative NVIDIA® SLI® technology for enhanced system performance.

Motherboard Specifications

Size:

MATX form factor of 9.6 inch x 9.6 inch

Microprocessor support: Intel Core i7 processor

Operating systems:

Supports Windows XP 32bit/64bit and Windows Vista 32bit/64bit

Contains INTEL X58 and ICH10R chipset

System Memory support:

Supports triple channel JEDEC DDR3-1600.Officially supports up to 24GBs of DDR3 memory.

USB 2.0 Ports: Supports hot plug

Twelve USB 2.0 ports (Eight rear panel ports, four onboard USB headers) Supports wake-upfrom S1 and S3 mode

Supports USB 2.0 protocol up to a 480 Mbps transmission rate

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Six(6) onboard Serial ATA II 300MBps data transfer rate

Six Serial ATA II connectors from south bridge with support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, and RAID 5

Supports hot plug and NCQ (Native Command Queuing )

Onboard LAN Integrated LAN port

Supports 10/100/1000 Mbit/sec Ethernet

Onboard IEEE1394a (Firewire) Support hot plug

Two IEEE1394a ports (two onboard headers) with a rate transmission of 400 Mbps

Onboard Audio

Realtek High-Definitionaudio Supports8-channelaudio

Supports S/PDIF output (Optical and COAX) Supports Jack-Sensingfunction

PCI Express Support Two (2) PCI-E2.0 Slots

Supports up to 4 GB/sec (8 GB/sec concurrent) bandwidth Low power consumption and power management features

Green Function

Supports ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) Supports S0 (normal), S1 (power on suspend), S3 (suspend to RAM), S4

(Suspend to disk - depends on OS), and S5 (soft - off)

Expansion Slots One PCI slot

One PCI Express x1 slot

Two PCI Express x4/x8/x16 slots

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