Intel GA-945PL-S3P, GA-945PL-DS3P User Manual

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GA-945PL-DS3P/

GA-945PL-S3P

Intel® CoreTM 2 Extreme dual-core / CoreTM 2 Duo /

Intel® Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 / Celeron® D LGA775 Processor Motherboard

User's Manual

Rev. 6602 12ME-945PLDS3P-6602R

*The WEEE marking on the product indicates this product must not be disposed of with user's other household waste and must be handed over to a designated collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment!!

*The WEEE marking applies only in European Union's member states.

Motherboard

GA-945PL-DS3P/GA-945PL-S3P

Motherboard

GA-945PL-DS3P/

GA-945PL-S3P

Apr. 3, 2007

Apr. 3, 2007

Copyright

© 2007 GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. All rights reserved.

The trademarks mentioned in the manual are legally registered to their respective companies.

Notice

The written content provided with this product is the property of Gigabyte.

No part of this manual may be reproduced, copied, translated, or transmitted in any form or by any means without Gigabyte's prior written permission. Specifications and features are subject to change without prior notice.

Product Manual Classification

In order to assist in the use of this product, Gigabyte has categorized the user manual in the following:

For quick installation, please refer to the "Hardware Installation Guide" included with the product.

For detailed product information and specifications, please carefully read the

"Product User Manual".

For detailed information related to Gigabyte's unique features, please go to the "Technology Guide" section on Gigabyte's website to read or download the information you need.

For more product details, please visit Gigabyte's website at www.gigabyte.com.tw

Table of Contents

ItemChecklist .................................................................................................................

 

6

OptionalAccessories ......................................................................................................

6

GA-945PL-DS3P / GA-945PL-S3P Motherboard Layout ...............................................

7

Block Diagram ................................................................................................................

 

8

Chapter 1 Hardware Installation ....................................................................................

9

1-1

Considerations Prior to Installation ....................................................................

9

1-2

Feature Summary ..........................................................................................

10

1-3

Installation of the CPU and CPU Cooler .......................................................

12

1-3-1 Installation of the CPU .........................................................................................

12

1-3-2 Installation of the Cooler ......................................................................................

13

1-4

Installation of Memory ....................................................................................

14

1-5

Installation of Expansion Cards ......................................................................

16

1-6

I/O Back Panel Introduction ...........................................................................

17

1-7

Connectors Introduction ..................................................................................

18

Chapter 2 BIOS Setup ................................................................................................

29

The Main Menu (For example: GA-945PL-DS3P BIOS Ver.: E1) ............................

30

2-1

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

32

2-2

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

34

2-3

Integrated Peripherals .....................................................................................

36

2-4

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

39

2-5

PnP/PCI Configurations .................................................................................

41

2-6

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

42

2-7

MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) .......................................................................

44

2-8

Load Fail-Safe Defaults ...................................................................................

47

2-9

Load Optimized Defaults .................................................................................

47

2-10

Set Supervisor/User Password .....................................................................

48

2-11

Save & Exit Setup .........................................................................................

49

2-12

Exit Without Saving .......................................................................................

49

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Chapter 3 Install Drivers .............................................................................................

51

3-1

Install Chipset Drivers ....................................................................................

51

3-2

SoftwareApplications .....................................................................................

52

3-3

Driver CD Information ....................................................................................

52

3-4

Hardware Information .....................................................................................

53

3-5

Contact Us .....................................................................................................

53

Chapter 4 Appendix ...................................................................................................

55

4-1

Unique Software Utilities ................................................................................

55

 

4-1-1

EasyTune 5 Introduction .....................................................................................

55

 

4-1-2

Xpress Recovery2 Introduction .........................................................................

56

 

4-1-3

Flash BIOS Method Introduction ........................................................................

58

 

4-1-4

2- / 4- / 6- / 8- Channel Audio Function Introduction ......................................

62

4-2

Troubleshooting ...............................................................................................

67

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Item Checklist

IDE Cable x 1, FDD Cable x 1

SATA 3Gb/s Cable x 2

I/O Shield

* The items listed above are for reference only, and are subject to change without notice.

Optional Accessories

2 Ports USB 2.0 Cable (Part Number: 12CR1-1UB030-51/R)

4 Ports USB 2.0 Cable (Part Number: 12CR1-1UB030-21/R)

SPDIF In and Out Cable (Part Number: 12CR1-1SPINO-11/R)

e-SATA Cable (Part Number: 12CF1-3SATPW-11R)

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GA-945PL-DS3P / GA-945PL-S3P Motherboard Layout

KB_MS

ATX_12V

 

LGA775

COMA

LPT

USB

USB_LAN

Intel® 945

F_AUDIO

AUDIO

NB_FAN

PCIE_3

RTL 8111B

CPU_FAN

 

-945PL-S3P

 

DS3P/GA-945PL-GA

ATX

 

DDRII1

DDRII2

DDRII3

DDRII4

PCIE_16

PWR_FAN

 

PCIE_1

CLR_CMOS

 

 

 

 

 

Intel® ICH7

 

CODEC

PCIE_2

BATTERY

 

 

 

 

PCI1

SATAII0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIOS

SATAII2

 

 

 

IT8718

 

PCI2

SATAII1

SATAII3

 

 

 

 

IDE1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCI3

 

 

CI

 

 

F_USB2

F_PANEL

CD_IN

 

FDD

 

 

 

 

SYS _FAN

F_USB1

PWR_LED

 

 

SPDIF_IO

 

 

 

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Block Diagram

PCIe CLK

(100 MHz)

PCI Express x16

RJ45

RTL 8111B

x 1

PCI Express Bus

x 1

 

x 1

 

x 1

PCIe CLK

(100 MHz)

3 PCI Express x1

PCI Bus

 

 

Speaker Out Speaker Out

3 PCI

Surround Center/Subwoofer

 

PCI CLK

 

(33 MHz)

 

LGA775

Processor

Host

Interface

Intel®

945

Intel®

ICH7

CODEC

SPDIF Out

SPDIF In

Line-In

Line-Out

MIC

Side Speaker Out

CPU CLK+/-(333(Note 1)/266/200/133 MHz)

DDRII 667(Note 2)/533/400 MHz DIMM

Dual Channel Memory

MCH CLK(333(Note 1)/266/200/133 MHz)

BIOS

4 SATA 3Gb/s

ATA-33/66/100

IDE1 Channel

Floppy

LPT Port

IT8718

COM Port

PS/2 KB/Mouse

8 USB

Ports

(Note 1) Enable use of a CoreTM 2 CPU with 1333 MHz FSB through overclocking. You must install the FSB 1333 MHz CoreTM 2 CPU with DDRII 533 (or above) memory module(s).

(Note 2) To use a DDRII 667 memory module on the motherboard, you must install a 1066/800 MHz FSB processor.

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Chapter 1Hardware Installation

1-1 Considerations Prior to Installation

Preparing Your Computer

The motherboard contains numerous delicate electronic circuits and components which can become damaged as a result of electrostatic discharge (ESD). Thus, prior to installation, please follow the instructions below:

1.Please turn off the computer and unplug its power cord.

2.When handling the motherboard, avoid touching any metal leads or connectors.

3.It is best to wear an electrostatic discharge (ESD) cuff when handling electronic components (CPU, RAM).

4.Prior to installing the electronic components, please have these items on top of an antistatic pad or within a electrostatic shielding container.

5.Please verify that the power supply is switched off before unplugging the power supply connector from the motherboard.

Installation Notices

1.Prior to installation, please do not remove the stickers on the motherboard. These stickers are required for warranty validation.

2.Prior to the installation of the motherboard or any hardware, please first carefully read the information in the provided manual.

3.Before using the product, please verify that all cables and power connectors are connected.

4.To prevent damage to the motherboard, please do not allow screws to come in contact with the motherboard circuit or its components.

5.Please make sure there are no leftover screws or metal components placed on the motherboard or within the computer casing.

6.Please do not place the computer system on an uneven surface.

7.Turning on the computer power during the installation process can lead to damage to system components as well as physical harm to the user.

8.If you are uncertain about any installation steps or have a problem related to the use of the product, please consult a certified computer technician.

Instances of Non-Warranty

1.Damage due to natural disaster, accident or human cause.

2.Damage as a result of violating the conditions recommended in the user manual.

3.Damage due to improper installation.

4.Damage due to use of uncertified components.

5.Damage due to use exceeding the permitted parameters.

6.Product determined to be an unofficial Gigabyte product.

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Hardware Installation

English

1-2

Feature Summary

 

 

 

 

CPU

 

 

LGA775 for Intel® CoreTM 2 Extreme dual-core / CoreTM 2 Duo / Pentium® D /

 

 

 

Pentium® 4 / Celeron® D

 

 

L2 cache varies with CPU

Front Side Bus

 

Supports 1333(Note 1)/1066/800/533 MHz FSB

Chipset

 

 

Northbridge: Intel® 945 Express Chipset

 

 

 

Southbridge: Intel® ICH7

LAN

 

 

Onboard RTL8111B chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)

Audio

 

 

Onboard Realtek ALC888 CODEC chip

 

 

Supports High Definition Audio

 

 

Supports 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 channel audio

 

 

Supports S/PDIF In/Out connection

 

 

Supports CD In connection

Storage

 

 

Intel® ICH7

 

 

 

- 1 FDD connector, allowing connection of 1 FDD devices

 

 

 

- 1 IDE connector with ATA-33/66/100 support, allowing connection of 2

 

 

 

IDE devices

 

 

 

- 4 SATA 3Gb/s connectors,

 

 

 

allowing connection of 4 SATA 3Gb/s devices

 

 

 

O.S Support

 

Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Memory

 

 

4 DDRII DIMM memory slots (supports up to 2 GB memory)

 

 

Supports dual channel DDRII 667(Note 2)/533(Note 3)/400 DIMMs

 

 

Supports 1.8V DDRII DIMMs

Expanstion Slots

 

1 PCI Express x16 slot

 

 

3 PCI Express x1 slots

 

 

 

3 PCI slots

Internal Connectors

 

1 24-pin ATX power connector

 

 

1 4-pin ATX 12V power connector

 

 

 

1 floppy connector

 

 

 

1 IDE connector

 

 

 

4 SATA 3Gb/s connectors

 

 

1 CPU fan connector

 

 

1 system fan connector

1 power fan connector

1 northbridge fan connector1 front panel connector

1 front audio connector1 CD In connector

1 S/PDIF In/Out connector

2 USB 2.0/1.1 connectors for additional 4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports by cables1 power LED connector

1 Chassis Intrusion connector

"*" Only the GA-945PL-DS3P adopts All-Solid Capacitor design.

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Rear Panel I/O

 

1 PS/2 keyboard port

 

1 PS/2 mouse port

 

 

1 parallel port

 

 

1 serial port

 

4 USB 2.0/1.1 port

 

 

1 RJ-45 ports

 

6 audio jacks (Line In / Line Out / MIC In/Surround Speaker Out (Rear

 

 

Speaker Out)/Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out/Side Speaker Out)

I/O Control

 

IT8718 chip

Hardware Monitor

 

System voltage detection

 

 

CPU temperature detection

 

CPU / Power / System fan speed detection

 

 

CPU warning temperature

 

CPU / Power / System fan failure warning

 

Supports CPU Smart Fan function

 

 

 

BIOS

 

1 4 Mbit flash ROM

 

Use of licensed AWARD BIOS

 

PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI 1.0b

 

 

 

Additional Features

 

Supports @BIOS

 

 

Supports Download Center

 

 

Supports Q-Flash

 

Supports EasyTune(Note 4)

 

 

Supports Xpress Install

 

 

Supports Xpress Recovery2

 

Supports Xpress BIOS Rescue

Bundle Software

 

Norton Internet Security (OEM version)

Form Factor

 

ATX form factor; 30.5cm x 19.3cm

(Note 1) Enable use of a CoreTM 2 CPU with 1333 MHz FSB through overclocking. You must install the FSB 1333 MHz CoreTM 2 CPU with DDRII 533 (or above) memory module(s).

(Note 2) To use a DDRII 667 memory module on the motherboard, you must install a FSB 800 MHz (or above) CPU.

(Note 3) Some memory configurations will result in memory frequency being reduced from the original frequency. (Please refer to to Page 15 for more information.)

(Note 4) EasyTune functions may vary depending on different motherboards.

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Hardware Installation

English

English

1-3 Installation of the CPU and CPU Cooler

Before installing the CPU, please comply with the following conditions:

1.Please make sure that the motherboard supports the CPU.

2. Please take note of the one indented corner of the CPU. If you install the CPU in the wrong direction, the CPU will not insert properly. If this occurs, please change the insert direction of the CPU.

3.Please add an even layer of heat sink paste between the CPU and CPU cooler.

4.Please make sure the CPU cooler is installed on the CPU prior to system use, otherwise overheating and permanent damage of the CPU may occur.

5.Please set the CPU host frequency in accordance with the processor specifications. It is not recommended that the system bus frequency be set beyond hardware specifications since it does not meet the required standards for the peripherals. If you wish to set the frequency beyond the proper specifications, please do so according to your hardware specifications including the CPU, graphics card, memory, hard drive, etc.

HT functionality requirement content :

Enabling the functionality of Hyper-Threading Technology for your computer system requires all of the following platform components:

-CPU: An Intel® Pentium 4 Processor with HT Technology

-Chipset: An Intel® Chipset that supports HT Technology

-BIOS: A BIOS that supports HT Technology and has it enabled

-OS: An operation system that has optimizations for HT Technology

1-3-1 Installation of the CPU

Metal Lever

Fig. 1

Fig. 2

Gently lift the metal

Remove the plastic

 

 

lever located on the

covering on the CPU

 

CPU socket to the

socket.

 

upright position.

 

 

Fig. 3

Fig. 4

 

Notice the small gold

Once the CPU is

 

colored triangle

properly inserted,

 

located on the edge of

please replace the

 

the CPU socket.

load plate and push the

 

Align the indented

metal lever back into

 

 

its original position.

corner of the CPU with the triangle and gently insert the CPU into position. (Grasping the CPU firmly between your thumb and forefinger, carefully place it into the socket in a straight and downwards motion. Avoid twisting or bending motions that might cause damage to the CPU during installation.)

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1-3-2 Installation of the Cooler

Male Push Pin

The top of Female Push Pin

Female Push Pin

Fig.1

Please apply an even layer of CPU cooler paste on the surface of the installed CPU.

Fig. 3

Place the CPU cooler atop the CPU and make sure the push pins aim to the pin hole on the motherboard.Pressing down the push pins diagonally.

Fig. 5

Please check the back of motherboard after installing. If the push pin is inserted as the picture, the installation is complete.

Fig. 2

(Turning the push pin along the direction of arrow is to remove the CPU cooler, on the contrary, is to install.) Please note the direction of arrow sign on the male push pin doesn't face inwards before installation. (This instruction is only for Intel boxed fan)

Fig. 4

Please make sure the Male and Female push pin are joined closely. (for detailed installation instructions, please refer to the CPU cooler installation section of the user manual)

Fig. 6

Finally, please attach the power connector of the CPU cooler to the CPU fan header located on the motherboard.

Use extreme care when removing the CPU cooler because the thermal grease/tape between the CPU cooler and CPU may adhere to the CPU. Inadequately removing the CPU cooler may damage the CPU.

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Hardware Installation

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1-4 Installation of Memory

Before installing the memory modules, please comply with the following conditions:

1.Please make sure that the memory used is supported by the motherboard. It is

recommended that memory of similar capacity, specifications and brand be used.

2.Before installing or removing memory modules, please make sure that the computer power is switched off to prevent hardware damage.

3.Memory modules have a foolproof insertion design. A memory module can be installed in only one direction. If you are unable to insert the module, please switch the direction.

The motherboard supports DDRII memory modules, whereby BIOS will automatically detect memory capacity and specifications. Memory modules are designed so that they can be inserted only in one direction. The memory capacity used can differ with each slot.

Notch

DDRII

Fig.1

The DIMM socket has a notch, so the DIMM memory module can only fit in one direction. Insert the DIMM memory module vertically into the DIMM socket. Then push it down.

Fig.2

Close the plastic clip at both edges of the DIMM sockets to lock the DIMM module.

Reverse the installation steps when you wish to remove the DIMM module.

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Dual Channel Memory Configuration

GA-945PL-DS3P/GA-945PL-S3P supports the Dual Channel Technology.

After operating the Dual Channel Technology, the bandwidth of Memory Bus

will add double.

GA-945PL-DS3P/GA-945PL-S3P includes 4 DIMM sockets, and each Channel has two DIMM sockets as following:

Channel 0 : DDRII1, DDRII2

Channel 1 : DDRII3, DDRII4

If you want to operate the Dual Channel Technology, please note the following explanations due to the limitation of Intel chipset specifications.

1.Dual Channel mode will not be enabled if only one/three DDRII memory module is installed.

2.To enable Dual Channel mode with two or four memory modules (it is recommended to use memory modules of identical brand, size, chips, and speed), install the memory according to the dual channel memory configuration table below (Figure 1).

Dual Channel Memory Configuration Table (DS: Double Side, SS: Single Side, X: Empty)

 

DDRII1

DDRII2

DDRII3

DDRII4

2 memory modules

DS/SS

X

DS/SS

X

 

DS/SS

X

X

DS/SS

 

X

DS/SS

DS/SS

X

 

X

DS/SS

X

DS/SS

4 memory modules

SS

SS

SS

SS

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 1

Memory configurations in Figure 2 will result in memory frequency being reduced from the original frequency. (DS: Double Side, SS: Single Side, X: Empty)

 

DDRII1

DDRII2

DDRII3

DDRII4

2 memory modules

SS

SS

X

X

 

X

X

SS

SS

3 memory modules

SS

SS

DS/SS

X

 

SS

SS

X

DS/SS

 

DS/SS

X

SS

SS

 

X

DS/SS

SS

SS

4 memory modules

SS

SS

SS

SS

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 2

Because of chipset limitations, do not populate both DIMM sockets of the same channel with double-sided memory modules to prevent system's failure to start or incorrect detection of memory modules,

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Hardware Installation

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1-5 Installation of Expansion Cards

You can install your expansion card by following the steps outlined below:

1.Read the related expansion card's instruction document before install the expansion card into the computer.

2.Remove your computer's chassis cover, screws and slot bracket from the computer.

3.Press the expansion card firmly into expansion slot in motherboard.

4.Be sure the metal contacts on the card are indeed seated in the slot.

5.Replace the screw to secure the slot bracket of the expansion card.

6.Replace your computer's chassis cover.

7.Power on the computer, if necessary, setup BIOS utility of expansion card from BIOS.

8.Install related driver from the operating system.

Installing a PCI Express x16 expansion card:

Please align the VGA card to the onboard PCI Express x16 slot and press firmly down on the slot. Make sure your VGA card is locked by the latch at the end of the PCI Express x16 slot. When you try uninstall the VGA card, please gently press the latch as the picture to the left shows to release the card.

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1-6 I/O Back Panel Introduction

English

PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Connector

To install a PS/2 port keyboard and mouse, plug the mouse to the upper port (green) and the keyboard to the lower port (purple).

LPT (Parallel Port)

The parallel port allows connection of a printer, scanner and other peripheral devices.

COMA (Serial Port)

Devices like mouses, modems, and etc. can be connected to Serial port.

USB Port

Before you connect your device(s) into USB connector(s), please make sure your device(s) such as USB keyboard, mouse, scanner, zip, speaker...etc. have a standard USB interface. Also make sure your OS supports USB controller. If your OS does not support USB controller, please contact OS vendor for possible patch or driver upgrade. For more information please contact your OS or device(s) vendors.

LAN Port

The provided Internet connection is Gigabit Ethernet, providing data transfer speeds of 10/100/ 1000 Mbps.

Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out

The default Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out jack. Center/Subwoofer speakers can be connected to Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out jack.

Surround Speaker Out (Rear Speaker Out)

The default Surround Speaker Out (Rear Speaker Out) jack. Rear surround speakers can be connected to Surround Speaker Out (Rear Speaker Out) jack.

Side Speaker Out

The default Side Speaker Out jack. Surround side speakers can be connected to Side Speaker Out jack.

Line In

The default Line In jack. Devices like CD-ROM, walkman etc. can be connected to Line In jack.

Line Out (Front Speaker Out)

The default Line Out (Front Speaker Out) jack. Stereo speakers, earphone or front surround speakers can be connected to Line Out (Front Speaker Out) jack.

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Hardware Installation

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MIC In

The default MIC In jack. Microphone must be connected to MIC In jack.

In addition to the default speakers settings, the~ audio jacks can be reconfigured to perform different functions via the audio software. Only microphones still MUST be connected to the default Mic In jack (). Please refer to the 2-/4-/6-/8- channel audio setup steps for detailed software configuration information.

1-7 Connectors Introduction

1

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

2

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

16

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

14

4

8

15

10

1)

ATX_12V

 

 

10)

PWR_LED

2)

ATX (Power Connector)

 

 

11)

F_AUDIO

3)

CPU_FAN

 

 

12)

F_PANEL

4)

SYS_FAN

 

 

13)

CD_IN

5)

PWR_FAN

 

 

14)

SPDIF_IO

6)

NB_FAN

 

 

15)

F_USB1 / F_USB2

7)

IDE1

 

 

16)

CI

 

8)

FDD

 

 

17)

CLR_CMOS

9)

SATAII0 / 1 / 2 / 3

 

 

18)

BATTERY

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