EVGA 730I User Manual

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User’s Guide

EVGA nForce 730i

Motherboard

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Table of Contents

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

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EVGA nForce 730i 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 Specifications.....................................................................................

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

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

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

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EVGA nForce 730i 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 and Setting Switches .............................................................

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

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

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

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

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

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SPK Header .......................................................................................................

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

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COM1.................................................................................................................

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FDD Connector ..................................................................................................

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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 Slot .........................................................................................

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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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Drive A................................................................................................................

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

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

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

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Removable Device Priority.................................................................................

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

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CD-ROMBoot 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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APIC Mode.........................................................................................................

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MPS Version Control For OS .............................................................................

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Full Screen LOGO Show....................................................................................

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Advanced Chipset Features Menu ........................................................................

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Spread Spectrum Control..................................................................................

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

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Hybrid SLI ..........................................................................................................

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Display Detection ...............................................................................................

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Onbaord GPU ....................................................................................................

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Frame Buffer Size...............................................................................................

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HPET Support ....................................................................................................

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Retrain PCIE dev to Gen2..................................................................................

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System BIOS Cacheable ...................................................................................

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

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Storage Config ...................................................................................................

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Onboard Devices ...............................................................................................

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Legacy Devices..................................................................................................

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USB Device Setting............................................................................................

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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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Soft-Offby PBNT ...............................................................................................

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WOL(PME#) From Soft-Off ................................................................................

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S5 Resume by USB ...........................................................................................

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Power On 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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Resources Controlled By ...................................................................................

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

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

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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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System Clocks ...................................................................................................

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Frequency Settings............................................................................................

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FSB & Memory Config .......................................................................................

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FSB - Memory Clock Mode...............................................................................

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Memory Timing Setting......................................................................................

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System Voltages ................................................................................................

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

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CPU Clock Ratio Unlock....................................................................................

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

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Drivers Installation..................................................................................................

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Appendix A POST Codes for the EVGA nForce 730i Motherboard.........................

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List of Figures

Figure 2.

PW1 Motherboard Connector ........................................

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Figure 3.

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

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Figure 4.

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

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Figure 5.

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

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Figure 6.

Advanced Chipset Features ...........................................

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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 2.

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

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Figure 3.

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

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Figure 4.

System Clocks Menu......................................................

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Figure 5.

FSB & Memory Config Menu..........................................

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Figure 6.

System Voltages Menu...................................................

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Before You Begin…

Parts NOT in the Kit

This kit contains all the hardware necessary to install and connect your new EVGA nForce 730i 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 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 drives have an operating system.

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