EVGA nForce 122-YW-E173 User Manual

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User’s Guide

EVGA nForce 750i SLI

Motherboard

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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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PC Speaker Connector...................................................................................

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Fan Connector ....................................................................................................

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Fan Connectors ..................................................................................................

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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 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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IDE Channel and SATA Channel ........................................................................

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

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

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Table of Contents

User Guide ....................................................................................................................

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NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI 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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NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI 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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NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI 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 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 the Chassis.......................................................

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Connecting Cables and Setting Switches..............................................................

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Power Connections ............................................................................................

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

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8-pinATX 12V Power (PW2)...........................................................................

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Quick Power On Self Test ..................................................................................

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

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

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IDE Function Setup.............................................................................................

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RAID Config ........................................................................................................

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USB Config.........................................................................................................

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HD Audio ............................................................................................................

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Realtek LAN Device............................................................................................

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IDE HDD Block Mode .........................................................................................

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Onboard FDC Controller.....................................................................................

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Onboard Serial Port 1.........................................................................................

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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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Power On by Alarm.............................................................................................

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

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

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

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

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Dynamic Fan Control..........................................................................................

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

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

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LDT Frequency ...................................................................................................

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

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PCIe Frequency ..............................................................................................

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

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Current CPU Freq, MHz .................................................................................

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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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Load Timing/Voltage Set ....................................................................................

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Save Timing/Voltage Set ....................................................................................

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

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Windows XP Drivers Install.....................................................................................

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EVGA Gloassary of Terms.........................................................................................

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

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List of Figures

 

Figure 1. NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI Motherboard Layout

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Figure 2. Chassis Back Panel Connectors ...............................................................

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Figure 3. Power Supply Connectors.......................................................................

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Figure 4. PWR1 Motherboard Connector...............................................................

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Figure 5. BIOS CMOS Setup Utility Main Menu.....................................................

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Figure 6.

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

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Figure 7.

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

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Figure 8.

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

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Figure 9.

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

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Figure 10.

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

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Figure 11.

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

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Figure 12.

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

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Figure 13.

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

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Figure 14.

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

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Figure 15.

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® 750i SLI 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 PC 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 PC case, it is highly recommended to reinstall the operating system even though the current drives may already have an operating system.

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EVGA nForce 750i SLI

Motherboard

Thank you for buying the EVGA nForce 750i SLI Motherboard: This motherboard offers the tools and performance PC users’ demand. When combined with two 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 2 Extreme, Intel Core 2 Quad, Intel Core 2 Duo, Pentium EE, Pentium D, Pentium

Operating systems:

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

Contains NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI MCP and SPP

System Memory support

Supports dual channel JEDEC DDR2-800.Supports up to 8 GBs of DDR2 memory.

Eight USB 2.0 Ports

¾Supports hot plug

¾Eight USB 2.0 ports (six rear panel ports, one onboard usb header)

¾Supports wake-upfrom S1 and S3 mode

¾Supports USB 2.0 protocol up to 480 Mbps transmission rate

Onboard Serial ATA II

¾300MBps data transfer rate

¾Four Serial ATA II connectors

¾NVIDIA Media Shield RAID with support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5, and JBOD

¾Supports hot plug and NCQ (Native Command Queuing )

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Onboard LAN

¾LAN interface built-inonboard

¾Supports 10/100/1000 Mbit/sec Ethernet

Onboard Audio

¾Azalia High-Definitionaudio

¾Supports 8-channelaudio

¾Supports S/PDIF output

¾Supports Jack-Sensingfunction

Dual PCI Express x16 Support

¾2 x16 PCI Express 2.0

¾Supports 4 GB/sec (8 GB/sec concurrent) bandwidth

¾Low power consumption and power management features

Green Function

¾Supports ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)

¾Supports S0 (normal), S1 (power on suspend), S3 (suspend to RAM), S4 (Suspend to disk - depends on OS), and S5 (soft - off)

Expansion Slots

¾Two PCI slots

¾One PCI Express x1 slot

¾Two PCI Express x16 Graphics slots

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