EVGA NFORCE 650I User Manual

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User Guide

EVGA nForce 650i Ultra Motherboard for

Intel Processor

Installation and Configuration

March 2007

EVGA V1.0

Installing and Configuring the NVIDIA nForce 650i Ultra 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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Introduction ..................................................................................................

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Features .........................................................................................................

1

Ultimate Overclocking ..................................................................................

1

High-speedMemory.....................................................................................

1

Comprehensive Overclocking Tools................................................................

1

NVIDIA nTune Utility ................................................................................

1

NV BIOS..................................................................................................

2

True x16 PCI Express Support.......................................................................

2

DualDDR2 Memory Architecture ....................................................................

2

NVIDIA MediaShield™ Storage......................................................................

2

Multiple Disk Setup ......................................................................................

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DiskAlert System..........................................................................................

2

RAID Morphing............................................................................................

3

Bootable Multidisk Array ...............................................................................

3

Networking with NVIDIA nForce....................................................................

3

NVIDIA Native Gigabit Ethernet.....................................................................

3

NVIDIA FirstPacket™ Technology ..................................................................

3

High Definition Audio (HDA) .........................................................................

3

USB 2.0 ......................................................................................................

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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 650i Ultra 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 (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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USB Headers .........................................................................................

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

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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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Jumper Settings ............................................................................................

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Clear CMOS Jumper: CLR_CMOS .................................................................

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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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Network Boot Priority .................................................................................

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CPU Internal Cache....................................................................................

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

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

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HT Multiplier ..........................................................................................

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

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

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CPU Configuration......................................................................................

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

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NVMEM Memory Test .................................................................................

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

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

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

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

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NVIDIA GPU Ex .........................................................................................

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

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

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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® 650i Ultra 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 Dual, Pentium

Cooling fan for the microprocessor

System memory support:

Supports dual channel DDR2 533/667/800. Supports up to 8 GBs DDR2 memory.

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.

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Introduction

Intentions of the Kit

This kit provides you with the motherboard and all connecting cables necessary to install the motherboard into a PC cabinet. 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 cabinet, you will need to reinstall an operating system even though the current drives have an operating system.

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