EVGA X58 3X SLI User Manual

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User’s Guide

EVGA X58 SLI Motherboard

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EVGA X58 SLI Motherboard

Table of Contents

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

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EVGA X58 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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EVGA X58 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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EVGA X58 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 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 Serial ATA 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 Express x1 Slots .....................................................................................

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PCI Express x16/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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EVGA X58 SLI Motherboard

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 ...........................................................................................

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

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

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CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) ...............................................................................

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

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EVGA VDroop control ........................................................................................

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CPU VCore.........................................................................................................

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CPU VTT Voltage ...............................................................................................

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CPU PLL Vcore ..................................................................................................

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DIMM Voltage ....................................................................................................

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DIMM DQ Vref....................................................................................................

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QPI PLL Vcore....................................................................................................

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IOH Vcore...........................................................................................................

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IOH/ICH I/O Voltage...........................................................................................

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ICH Vcore...........................................................................................................

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CPU Thermal Trip...............................................................................................

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PWM Frequency ................................................................................................

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

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Windows XP/Vista Driver Installation.....................................................................

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Appendix A. POST Codes for the EVGA X58 SLI Motherboard ..............................

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

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List of Figures

Figure 1.

EVGA X58 SLI Motherboard Layout.....................................................

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Figure 2.

Chassis Backpanel 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.

CPU Feature 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 X58 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 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 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 Hard Disk Drive may already have an operating system.

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EVGA X58 SLI Motherboard

EVGA X58 SLI

Motherboard

Thank you for purchasing the EVGA X58 SLI 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 32bit/64bit and Windows Vista 32bit/64bit Contains INTEL X58 and ICH10R chipset

System Memory support

Supports triple channel JEDEC DDR3-1333.Officially supports up to 12GBs of DDR3 memory.

USB 2.0 Ports

Supports hot plug

Twelve USB 2.0 ports (Eight rear panel ports, four onboard USB headers)

Supportswake-upfrom S1 and S3 mode

Supports USB 2.0 protocol up to a 480 Mbps transmission rate

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