EVGA nForce 123-YW-E175 User Manual

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User Guide

EVGA nForce 750i SLI

Motherboard

Table of Contents

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

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

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

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EVGA nForce 750i Motherboard..................................................................................

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

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Motherboard Specifications continued.........................................................................

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UnPacking and Parts Description ................................................................................

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

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Motherboard Internal Connectors and Back Panel Connectors ..................................

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I/O Panel description.....................................................................................................

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

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

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

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Installing the CPU and 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 (PWR1) ............................................................................

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8-pinATX 12V Power (PWR2).......................................................................

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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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IEEE 1394a ....................................................................................................

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

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

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COM 1................................................................................................................

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

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PCI Express x16 Slots ...................................................................................

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

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

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

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

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

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Spread Spectrum ...............................................................................................

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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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MAC Config........................................................................................................

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

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IEEE1394 controller ...........................................................................................

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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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Power Management ...........................................................................................

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HDD Power Down ..............................................................................................

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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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HPET Function...................................................................................................

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Memory Timing Settings ....................................................................................

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

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CPU Core...........................................................................................................

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CPU FSB............................................................................................................

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System Monitor Menu ..........................................

 

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

 

Driver Installation .....................................................

 

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

 

nForce 750i SLI Motherboard

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:

Intel Core 2 Extreme, Intel Core 2 Quad, Intel Core 2 Duo Pentium EE, Pentium D, Pentium

Cooling fan for the microprocessor

System memory support:

Supports dual channel DDR2 533/667/800, Memory.

Supports up to 8 GBs DDR2 memory.

Graphics Card

This motherboard supports 2-waySLI with two x16 PCI Express slots.

Power Supply

The power supply requirement is dependent upon the power and the number of the GPUs you install. If you are going to SLI two graphics cards, you are going to require more power. As a rule, for one GPU you need a minimum of a 350 W power supply. If you have two GPUs in an

SLI configuration, you will need a minimum of a 500 W power supply. To calculate the power you are going to require for your specific configuration, go to www.slizone.com.

These instructions tell you how to install each of the parts listed so you can have a functioning motherboard. As you go through the installation instructions, we are assuming you have purchased the necessary parts.

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 are replacing a motherboard, you will not need many of the cables.

When replacing a motherboard in a PC case, you will need to reinstall an operating system even though the current drives have an operating system.

EVGA

EVGA nForce 750i

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 245mm x 305mm

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 JEDECDDR2-800memory.

Supports up to 8 GBs of DDR2 memory.

Eight USB 2.0 Ports

Supports hot plug

Eight USB 2.0 ports (six rear panel ports, two onboard USB headers)

Supportswake-upfrom S1 and S3 mode

Supports USB 2.0 protocol up to 480 Mbps transmission rate

Onboard Serial ATA II

300MBps data transfer rate

Four Serial ATA II connectors

NVIDIA MediaShield RAID with support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5, and JBOD

Supports hot plug and NCQ (Native Command Queuing )

Onboard LAN

LAN interfacebuilt-inonboard

Supports 10/100/1000 Mbit/sec Ethernet

Onboard 1394

Support hot plug

Two 1394a ports (one rear panel port, one onboard header) with rate of transmission at 400 Mbps

nForce 750i SLI Motherboard

Onboard Audio

AzaliaHigh-Definitionaudio

Supports8-channelaudio

Supports S/PDIF output

SupportsJack-Sensingfunction

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

Three PCI slots

One PCI Express x1 slot

Two PCI Express x16 Graphics slot compliant with PCI Express 2.0

Unpacking and

Parts Descriptions

Unpacking

The NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI motherboard comes with all the necessary cables for adding a motherboard to a new chassis. If you are replacing a motherboard, you may not need many of these cables.

Be sure to inspect each piece of equipment shipped in the packing box. If anything is missing or damaged, contact your reseller.

All parts shipped in this kit are RoHS-compliant(lead-free)parts.

Equipment

The following equipment is included in the NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI motherboard box.

NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI Motherboard

This PCI Express motherboard contains the

NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI SPP and MCP and is

SLI-ready.

I/O Shield

Installs in the chassis to block radio frequency transmissions, protect internet components from dust and foreign objects and aids in proper airflow within the chassis.

Floppy Cable

Used to attach a floppy drive to the motherboard.

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