Intel GA-N650SLI-DS4 User Manual

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GA-N650SLI-DS4

Intel® CoreTM 2 Extreme quad-core / CoreTM 2 Quad / Intel® CoreTM 2 Extreme dual-core / CoreTM 2 Duo / Intel® Pentium® Processor Extreme Edition /

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

User's Manual

Rev. 1002

12ME-N650DS4-1002R

*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-N650SLI-DS4

Motherboard

GA-N650SLI-DS4

March 15, 2007

March 15, 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 "Technology Guide" section on Gigabyte's website to read or download the information you need.

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

Table of Contents

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

 

6

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

6

GA-N650SLI-DS4 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 CPU Cooler ............................................................................

13

1-4

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

14

1-5

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

16

1-6

Setup of an SLI (Scalable Link Interface) Configuration ..................................

17

1-7

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

20

1-8

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

21

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

33

The Main Menu (For example: BIOS Ver. : F1a) ......................................................

35

2-1

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

37

2-2

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

39

2-3

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

41

2-4

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

45

2-5

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

47

2-6

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

48

2-7

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

50

2-8

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

53

2-9

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

53

2-10

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

54

2-11

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

55

2-12

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

55

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Chapter 3 Drivers Installation ......................................................................................

57

3-1

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

57

3-2

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

58

3-3

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

58

3-4

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

59

3-5

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

59

3-6

Windows Vista ReadyBoost ...........................................................................

60

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

61

4-1

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

61

 

4-1-1

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

61

 

4-1-2

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

62

 

4-1-3 Flash BIOS Method Introduction ........................................................................

64

 

4-1-4

Configuring SATA Hard Drive(s) ........................................................................

71

 

4-1-5

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

81

4-2

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

86

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Item Checklist

IDE Cable x 1 and FDD Cable x 1

SATA 3Gb/s Cable x 4

I/O Shield x 1

SLI Bridge (GC-DGBR2-RH) x 1

Retention Bracket x 1

* 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)

2 Ports IEEE 1394 Cable (Part Number: 12CF1-1IE008-01R)

S/PDIF-IN Cable (Part Number: 12CR1-1SPDIN-01R)

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

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GA-N650SLI-DS4 Motherboard Layout

KB_MS

LGA775

COAXIAL

OPTICAL

LPT

COMA

ATX_12V_2X

USB

1394

USB

LAN

AUDIO

_AUDIO

 

F

Marvell 88E1116

nVIDIA® nForce 650i SLI

PCIE_1

NB_FAN

PCIE_2

GA-N650SLI-DS4

PCIE_16_1

CPU_FAN

ATX

 

PWR_FAN

IDE2 IDE1

DDRII1

DDRII2

DDRII3

DDRII4

CODEC

CD_IN

IT8718

MAIN BIOS

BACKUP BIOS

 

SLI Switch Module Socket

nVIDIA®

 

SATAII0

SATAII2

FAN

PCI1

nForce 650i

 

SYS

 

 

SLI

 

 

 

 

 

PCIE_16_2

 

 

SATAII1

SATAII3

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCI2

 

 

 

 

CI

 

 

PCI3

 

TSB43AB23

USB1

USB2

 

 

 

 

 

_ _

BATTERY

 

 

 

 

F F

 

CLR_CMOS

IN

PCIE_12V

FDD

F1_1394 F2_1394

PWR_LED F_PANEL

SPDIF

 

 

 

 

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Block Diagram

 

1 PCIe x16

 

 

2 PCIe x8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LGA775

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCIe CLK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Processor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(100 MHz)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Host Interface

DDRII 800/667/533 MHz DIMM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Normal Mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SLI Mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dual Channel Memory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Switch

 

 

 

 

nVIDIA®

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCI Express x 16 Bus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

nForce 650i

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCI Express Bus

SLI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northbridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCIe CLK

 

 

 

 

x 1

 

x 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(100 MHz)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 PCI Express x 1

 

 

 

 

Marvell

LAN

 

RJ45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCI Bus

88E1116

nVIDIA® nForce 650i SLI Southbridge

TSB43AB23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CODEC

3 IEEE 1394a

Speaker Out Speaker Out Speaker Out MIC Line-Out Line-In

SPDIF In SPDIF Out

3 PCI

Surround

Center/Subwoofer

Side

 

PCI CLK

 

(33 MHz)

 

 

 

 

 

4 SATA 3Gb/s

ATA 33/66/100/133

IDE Channels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dual BIOS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Floppy

 

 

 

 

LPC BUS

IT8718

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LPT Port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COM Port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PS/2

 

KB/Mouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chapter 1 Hardware 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.

English

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Hardware Installation

English

1-2

Feature Summary

 

CPU

 

 

LGA775 for Intel® CoreTM 2 Extreme quad-core/CoreTM 2 Extreme dual-core/

 

 

 

CoreTM 2 Quad/CoreTM 2 Duo/Pentium® processor Extreme Edition/

 

 

 

Pentium® D/Pentium® 4/Celeron® D

 

 

L2 cache varies with CPU

Front Side Bus

 

Supports 1333/1066/800/533 MHz FSB

Chipset

 

 

nVIDIA® nForce 650i SLI

 

 

 

(Northbridge: C55, Southbridge: MCP51)

LAN

 

 

Onboard Marvell 88E1116 phy (10/100/1000 Mbit)

Audio

 

 

Onboard Realtek ALC888 chip

 

 

Supports High Definition Audio

 

 

Supports 2/4/6/8 channel audio

 

 

Supports S/PDIF In/Out connection

 

 

Supports CD In connection

IEEE 1394

 

Onboard T.I. TSB43AB23 chip

 

 

3 IEEE 1394a ports

 

Storage

 

 

nVIDIA® nForce 650i SLI Southbridge

 

 

 

- 1 FDD connector, allowing connection of 1 FDD device

 

 

 

- 2 IDE connectors (UDMA 33/ATA 66/ATA 100/ATA 133), allowing con-

 

 

 

nection of 4 IDE devices

 

 

 

- 4 SATA 3Gb/s connectors, allowing connection of 4 SATA 3Gb/s

 

 

 

devices

 

 

 

 

- Supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, and RAID 5 for Serial ATA

O.S Support

 

Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista

Memory

 

 

4 DDRII DIMM memory slots (supports up to 8 GB memory) (Note 1)

 

 

Supports dual channel DDRII 800/667/533 unbuffered DIMMs

 

 

Supports 1.8V DDRII DIMMs

Expanstion Slots

 

2 PCI Express x16 slots (Note 2)

 

 

2 PCI Express x1 slots

 

 

 

3 PCI slots

 

Internal Connectors

 

1 24-pin ATX power connector

 

 

1 8-pin ATX 12V power connector

 

 

 

1 floppy connector

 

 

 

 

2 IDE connectors

 

 

 

 

4 SATA 3Gb/s connectors

 

 

1 CPU fan connector

 

 

1 system fan connector

 

 

1 North Bridge fan connector

 

 

1 power fan connector

 

 

1 front panel connector

 

 

1 front audio connector

 

 

1 CD In connector

 

 

 

1 S/PDIF In connector

 

 

2 USB 2.0/1.1 connectors for additional 4 ports by cables

 

 

2 IEEE 1394a connectors for additional 2 ports by cables

 

 

1 power LED connector

 

 

1 Chassis Intrusion connector

 

 

 

 

 

GA-N650SLI-DS4 Motherboard

- 10 -

Rear Panel I/O

 

1 PS/2 keyboard port

 

1 PS/2 mouse port

 

1 S/PDIF Out connection (coaxial+optical)

 

 

1 parallel port

 

 

1 serial port

 

4 USB 2.0/1.1 ports

 

1 IEEE 1394a port

 

 

1 RJ-45 port

 

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/System temperature detection

 

CPU/System/Power fan speed detection

 

 

CPU warning temperature

 

CPU/System/Power fan failure warning

 

CPU/System Smart Fan Control

BIOS

 

2 4 Mbit flash ROM

 

Use of licensed AWARD BIOS

 

 

Supports Dual 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 3)

 

 

Supports Xpress Install

 

 

Supports Xpress Recovery2

 

Supports Xpress BIOS Rescue

Bundle Software

 

Norton Internet Security (OEM revision)

Form Factor

 

ATX form factor; 30.5cm x 24.4cm

(Note 1) Due to the limitation of Windows 32-bit operating system, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory available for the operating system will be less than 4 GB; Windows 64-bit operating system doesn't have such limitation.

(Note 2) In SLI Mode, the two PCIE x16 slots can run at up to x8 respectively. In Normal Mode, only the first PCIE x 16 slot (PCIE_16_1) is available and can run at up to x16.

(Note 3) 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 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 CPU 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 CPU with HT Technology

-Chipset: A 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 located

properly inserted,

 

on the edge of the CPU

please replace the

 

socket. Align the

load plate and push the

 

indented corner of the

metal lever back into

 

 

its original position.

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.)

GA-N650SLI-DS4 Motherboard

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1-3-2 Installation of the CPU Cooler

Male Push Pin

The top of Female Push Pin

Female Push Pin

Fig.1

Please apply an even layer of heat 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.

The CPU cooler may adhere to the CPU as a result of hardening of the heat paste.To prevent such an occurrence, it is suggested that either thermal tape rather than heat paste be used for heat dissipation or using extreme care when removing the CPU cooler.

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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

The GA-N650SLI-DS4 supports the Dual Channel Technology. After operat-

ing the Dual Channel Technology, the bandwidth of memory bus will double.

The GA-N650SLI-DS4 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 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), you must install them into DIMM sockets of the same color.

The following is a Dual Channel Memory configuration table: (DS: Double Side, SS: Single Side, X:Empty)

 

DDR II 1

DDR II 2

DDR II 3

DDR II 4

2 memory modules

DS/SS

X

DS/SS

X

 

X

DS/SS

X

DS/SS

4 memory modules

DS/SS

DS/SS

DS/SS

DS/SS

 

 

 

 

 

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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 carefully pull out the small whitedrawable bar at the end of the PCI Express x16 slot when you try to install/ uninstall the VGA 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 small white-drawable bar.

To install a VGA card or to release an installed card, users can also press the latch on the back of the drawable bar as the picture to the left shows.

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1-6 Setup of an SLI (Scalable Link Interface) Configuration

The nVIDIA® nForce 650i SLI chipset offers blistering graphics performance with the ability to bridge two nVIDIA® SLI-ready PCI ExpressTM graphics cards! The SLI design takes advantage of the increased bandwidth of the PCI ExpressTM bus architecture, features hardware and software innovations within nVIDIA® GPU (graphics processing unit) and the nVIDIA® nForce 650i SLI chipset. Together, the nVIDIA® SLI technologies work seamlessly to allow two graphics cards to operate in parallel and share the work and deliver heart-pounding PC performance. This section introduces steps to configure an SLI system on the GA-N650SLI-DS4 motherboard.

Before You Begin--

I. Understanding the components:

The SLI bridge connector

The SLI bridge connector is used to bridge two SLI-capable graphics cards to enable SLI operation.

The SLI switch module

Normal Mode (default): In Normal Mode, the first PCIe x16 slot (PCIE_16_1) operates at up to x16, whereas the second PCIe x16 slot becomes unavailable.

SLI Mode: In SLI Mode, you may use the two PCIe x16 slots for the following functions:

SLI Bridge Connector

SLI Switch Module

1.SLI Configuration: Install two SLI-capable PCIe x16 graphics cards of the same model to enable SLI function.

2.Independent PCI x8 slots: Use the two PCIe x16 slots as two independent PCIe x8 slots.

Both of the PCIe x16 slots will be unavailable when the SLI switch module is removed from the motherboard.

II. Power Requirements:

Before installation, assure that the power supply you use is able to provide sufficient power to fully support an SLI configuration and other components in your system. We recommend a power supply that provides at least 20A 5V and 12V current and a minimum of 400W wattage. Note that the exact power requirements will depend on your overall system configurations.

III. Supported Operating Systems:

Only Windows XP operating system is currently supported by the nVIDIA® SLI technology.

Enabling SLI Operation

Setting the SLI switch module:

The SLI switch module is set to Normal Mode operation by factory default, so the first step is to take out the module from the socket, turn it around and insert it in the SLI Mode direction.

Step 1: Gently spread the retaining clips of the socket and the module will be released. Hold the module by the edges and lift it away from the socket.

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Step 2: Turn the module to the SLI Mode. Align the small notch at the top edge of the module with the key in the socket. Insert the top edge of the module into the socket. Make sure the gold edge connectors are fully inserted.

Step 3: Gently press down on the two ends of the module until it is locked in place by the socket clips. (You should hear a "click" when the module fits in.)

Connecting Two Graphics Cards:

Step 1: Observe the steps in section "1-5 Installation of Expansion Cards" and install two SLI-ready graphics cards of the same model in the PCIE_16_1 and PCIE_16_2 slots.

Step 2: Insert the SLI bridge into the SLI gold edge connectors on top of both cards. Make sure the two mini female slots on the bridge connector securely fit onto the SLI gold edge connetors.

Gold edge connector on the top of graphics card

Female slots on the bridge connector

Step 3: In order to securely fix the bridge connector between the two cards, you must install the retention bracket included with the motherboard and secure the retention bracket to the chassis back panel with a screw.

Place this section on the top of the bridge connector.

retention bracket

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Step 4: Plug the display cable into either one of the two graphics cards for display output. If you plug the display cable into the card on the PCIE_16_1 slot, make sure to set Init Display First in BIOS Setup to PEG; if you plug the display cable into the card on the PCIE_16_2 slot, set Init Display

First to PEG(Slot2).

Graphics Card Driver Setting:

Step 1: After installing graphics card driver in operating system, rightclick the NVIDIA icon in your system tray and then select NVIDIA Display. The NVIDIA control panel will appear.

Step 2: Select SLI multi-GPU from the side menu and then select the Enable SLI multi-GPU checkbox in the SLI multi-GPU dialog box. System will restart after you click Apply. Then the SLI configuration is completed.

(Note) For more information about software configurations for SLI, refer to the user's manual for your graphics card.

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1-7 I/O Back Panel Introduction

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).

Parallel Port

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

COAXIAL

The SPDIF coaxial output port is capable of providing digital audio to external speakers or compressed AC3 data to an external Dolby Digital Decoder via a coaxial cable.

OPTICAL

The SPDIF optical output port is capable of providing digital audio to external speakers or compressed AC3 data to an external Dolby Digital Decoder via an optical cable.

COMA (Serial Port)

Connects to serial-based mouse or data processing devices.

IEEE 1394a Port

Serial interface standard set the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, which has features like high speed, high bandwidth and hot plug.

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.

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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.

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.

1-8 Connectors Introduction

1

 

4

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

9

12

 

7

 

 

10

14

5

 

18

 

20

 

19

 

15

3

8

17

16

13 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

ATX_12V_2X

 

 

11)

F_PANEL

2)

ATX (Power Connector)

 

 

12)

F_AUDIO

 

3)

PCIE_12V

 

 

13)

PWR_LED

 

4)

CPU_FAN

 

 

14)

CD_IN

 

5)

SYS_FAN

 

 

15)

SPDIF_IN

 

6)

PWR_FAN

 

 

16)

F_USB1/F_USB2

 

7)

NB_FAN

 

 

17)

F1_1394/F2_1394

 

8)

FDD

 

 

18)

CI

 

 

9)

IDE1/IDE2

 

 

19)

CLR_CMOS

 

10)

SATAII0/1/2/3

 

 

20)

BATTERY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1/2) ATX_12V_2X / ATX (Power Connector)

With the use of the power connector, the power supply can supply enough stable power to all the components on the motherboard. Before connecting the power connector, please make sure that all components and devices are properly installed. Align the power connector with its proper location on the motherboard and connect tightly.

The ATX 12V (2x4-pin) power connector mainly supplies power to the CPU. If the ATX 12V (2x4) power connector is not connected, the system will not start. If you wish to install a power supply that provides ATX 12V (2x2-pin) power connector, please connect the ATX 12V power connector to the Pin 3, 4, 7, 8 of the onboard ATX_12V_2X power connector according to the pin definitions. Important Use of a power supply providing an ATX 12V (2x4-pin) power connector is recommended by processor manufacturer when using Intel® Pentium® Extreme Edition series processors (130W or greater).

Caution! Please use a power supply that is able to handle the system voltage requirements. It is recommended that a power supply that can withstand high power consumption be used (400W or greater). If a power supply is used that does not provide the required power, the result can lead to an unstable system or a system that is unable to start. If you use a power supply that provides a 24-pin ATX or 2x4 pin ATX 12V power connector, please remove the small cover on the power connector on the motherboard before plugging in the power cord; otherwise, please do not remove it.

 

 

Pin No.

Definition

8

4

1

GND

 

 

2

GND

 

 

3

GND

5

1

4

GND

5

+12V

 

ATX_12V_2X

 

6

+12V

 

 

 

 

7

+12V

 

 

8

+12V

12

24

Pin No.

Definition

Pin No.

Definition

1

3.3V

13

3.3V

 

 

 

 

2

3.3V

14

-12V

 

 

3

GND

15

GND

 

 

4

+5V

16

PS_ON(soft On/Off)

 

 

5

GND

17

GND

 

 

6

+5V

18

GND

 

 

7

GND

19

GND

 

 

8

Power Good

20

-5V

 

 

9

5V SB(stand by +5V)

21

+5V

 

 

10

+12V

22

+5V

 

 

11

+12V(Only for 24-pin ATX)

23

+5V (Only for 24-pin ATX)

1

13

12

3.3V(Only for 24-pin ATX)

24

GND(Only for 24-pin ATX)

 

 

 

 

ATX

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3)PCIE_12V (Power Connector)

This power connector provides extra power to the onboard PCI Express x16 slot. When installing two graphics cards, please connect the power cable from the power supply to this connector, or system instability may occur.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIin No.

Definition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

GND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

GND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

+12V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4/5/6) CPU_FAN / SYS_FAN / PWR_FAN (Cooler Fan Power Connector)

The cooler fan power connector supplies a +12V power voltage via a 3-pin/4-pin (only for CPU_FAN/SYS_FAN) power connector and possesses a foolproof connection design. Most coolers are designed with color-coded power connector wires. A red power connector wire indicates a positive connection and requires a +12V power voltage. The black connector wire is the ground wire (GND).

Please remember to connect the CPU/system fan cable to the CPU_FAN/SYS_FAN connector to prevent the CPU/system from overheating and failure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPU_FAN/SYS_FAN:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Pin No.

Definition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

GND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPU_FAN

 

2

+12V/Speed Control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Sense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

4

Speed Control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYS_FAN

PWR_FAN:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pin No.

Definition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

GND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

+12V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PWR_FAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7)NB_FAN (Chip Fan Connector)

If you connect the fan connector in the wrong direction, the chip fan will not work or may be damaged. (Usually black cable is GND)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pin No.

Definition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

GND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

+12V

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8)FDD (Floppy Connector)

The FDD connector is used to connect the FDD cable while the other end of the cable connects to the FDD drive. The types of FDD drives supported are: 360 KB, 720 KB, 1.2 MB, 1.44 MB and 2.88 MB. Before attaching the FDD cable, please take note of the foolproof groove in the FDD connector.

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1

34

2

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9)IDE1/IDE2 (IDE Connector)

An IDE device connects to the computer via an IDE connector. One IDE connector can connect to one IDE cable, and the single IDE cable can then connect to two IDE devices (hard drive or optical drive). If you wish to connect two IDE devices, please set the jumper on one IDE device as Master and the other as Slave (for information on settings, please refer to the instructions located on the IDE device). Before attaching the IDE cable, please take note of the foolproof groove in the IDE connector.

40

39

40

39

2

1

2

1

 

IDE2

 

IDE1

10)SATAII0/1/2/3 (SATA 3Gb/s Connector)

SATA 3Gb/s can provide up to 300 MB/s transfer rate. Please refer to the BIOS setting for the Serial ATA and install the proper driver in order to work properly.

SATAII0

 

 

SATAII2

Pin No.

Definition

7

1

7

1

1

GND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

TXP

 

 

 

 

3

TXN

 

 

 

 

4

GND

1

7

1

7

5

RXN

SATAII1

 

 

SATAII3

6

RXP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

GND

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11)F_PANEL (Front Panel Jumper)

Please connect the power LED, PC speaker, reset switch and power switch etc. of your chassis front panel to the F_PANEL connector according to the pin assignment below.

 

 

 

 

Speaker Connector

Message LED/

 

 

 

 

Power/

 

Power

 

 

Sleep LED

 

Switch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MSG+ MSGPW+ PW-

SPEAK+

SPEAK-

 

2

 

20

 

1

 

19

 

HD+ HDRES- RES+ NC

 

 

 

Reset Switch

 

 

IDE Hard Disk Active LED

HD (IDE Hard Disk Active LED)

Pin 1: LED anode(+)

 

 

(Blue)

Pin 2: LED cathode(-)

 

 

SPEAK (Speaker Connector)

Pin 1: Power

 

 

(Amber)

Pin 2- Pin 3: NC

 

 

 

Pin 4: Data(-)

 

 

RES (Reset Switch)

Open: Normal

 

 

(Green)

Close: Reset Hardware System

 

PW (Power Switch)

Open: Normal

 

 

(Red)

Close: Power On/Off

 

 

MSG (Message LED/Power/Sleep LED)

Pin 1: LED anode(+)

 

 

(Yellow)

Pin 2: LED cathode(-)

 

 

NC ( Purple)

NC

 

 

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12)F_AUDIO (Front Audio Connector)

This connector supports either HD (High Definition) or AC97 front panel audio module. If you wish to use the front audio function, connect the front panel audio module to this connector. Check the pin assignments carefully while you connect the front panel audio module. Incorrect connection between the module and connector will make the audio device unable to work or even damage it. For optional front panel audio module, please contact your chassis manufacturer.

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HD Audio:

Pin No.

Definition

1

MIC2_L

2

GND

3

MIC2_R

4

-ACZ_DET

5

LINE2_R

6

FSENSE1

7

FAUDIO_JD

8

No Pin

9

LINE2_L

10

FSENSE2

AC'97 Audio:

Pin No.

Definition

1

MIC

2

GND

3

MIC Power

4

NC

5

Line Out (R)

6

NC

7

NC

8

No Pin

9

Line Out (L)

10

NC

By default, the audio driver is configured to support HD Audio. To connect an AC97 front panel audio module to this connector, please refer to the instructions on Page 85 about the software settings.

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