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User’s Guide

EVGA X58 FTW ³

Motherboard

EVGA X58 FTW3 Motherboard

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EVGA FTW3 Motherboard

Table of Contents

User’s Guide .................................................................................................................

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EVGA X58 FTW ³..........................................................................................................

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Motherboard ..................................................................................................................

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Before You Begin… ......................................................................................................

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

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

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Motherboard ................................................................................................................

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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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EVGA X58 FTW3 Motherboard.........................................................................................

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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 IDE Hard Disk Drives .................................................................................

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Connecting SATA 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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COM1 .............................................................................................................................

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

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

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PCI-Ex1 Slots ............................................................................................................

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PCI-Ex16/x8 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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Legacy Devices...............................................................................................................

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OnChip 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 Data................................................................................................

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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/Win 7 Driver Installation.....................................................................

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Appendix A. POST Codes...........................................................................................

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EVGA Glossary of Terms............................................................................................

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Compliance Information ..............................................................................................

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List of Figures

Figure 1.

EVGA X58 FTW3 Motherboard Layout ...........................................................

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Figure 2.

Chassis Back Panel Connectors .........................................................................

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Figure 3.

PW1 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 Menu .................................................................

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Figure 12.

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

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Figure 13.

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

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Figure 14.

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

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Before You Begin…

Thank you for purchasing the EVGA X58 FTW3 Motherboard. This board is designed to take the already excellent performance of the EVGA lineup and push it into the future by adding support for SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0. Also we have included EVBot support to facilitate your tweaking needs.

As always with this board you also get the added bonus of EVGA’s industry leading 24/7 technical support in case you ever have any issues or questions.

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EVGA FTW3 Motherboard

Parts NOT in the Kit

This kit contains all the hardware necessary to install and connect your new EVGA X58 FTW3 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 are replacing 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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EVGA X58 FTW3 Motherboard

EVGA X58 FTW ³

Motherboard

Thank you for purchasing the EVGA X58 FTW3 Motherboard. This motherboard offers enthusiast performance and when combined with two or three SLI-ReadyNVIDIA® GeForce® graphics cards, you get innovative NVIDIA® SLI® technology for enhanced system performance.

Motherboard Specifications

Size

ATX form factor of 12 inch x 9.6 inch

Microprocessor support Intel Core i7 processor

Operating systems:

Supports Windows XP, Windows Vista and Win 7 32 and 64 bit

Contains Intel X58 and ICH10R chipset

System Memory support

Supports triple channel 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

USB 3.0 Ports

Two USB 3.0 ports (on I/O panel.)

Backwards compatible USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 support.

Supports transfer speeds up to 4.8Gbps

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