Abit AN8 SLI
ATX - 8 GB - Onboard Sound - 1 CPU Socket - DDR
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User reviews and opinions
|Excelsior||2:22pm on Saturday, October 2nd, 2010|
|ive had 20+ different boards over the years VH6T, NF7-S, IS7-G, AI7, IC7-MAX, just to name a few of my favs from abit.|
|tronickey||11:00pm on Thursday, July 1st, 2010|
|Might have been a good board if i could have use windows on it Good bios easy to use wouldent let me install windows always said my hdd was damaged o... Love the uGuru Utility that comes with the board. Built this with a 2.2 AMD 64 X2. No problems with the board whatsoever None|
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2-2. Install CPU, Heatsink and Fan Assembly
Please pay attention to the following notices before installing the CPU and heatsink/fan assembly. 1. Always use the processor with the Heatsink and Fan Assembly installed. 2. Do not touch the pins on the processor. 3. If you ever need to reinstall the Heatsink and fan Assembly, please clean the heatsink surface and apply new thermal interface material first. 3. Lower the locking lever to the fully locked position.
1. Pull out the socket locking lever slightly, then lift it up. 4. Apply thermal interface material.
2. Align the corner with triangle mark of the processor with the marking on the motherboard, and then place the processor vertical down into the socket.
5. Place the heatsink and fan assembly onto the retention frame. Match the heatsink clip with the socket mounting lug. Hook the spring clip to the mounting lug.
6. On the other side, push the retention clip straight down to lock into the plastic lug on the retention frame.
7. Turn the cam lever to lock into the retention frame.
8. Attach the four-pin power plug from the heatsink and fan assembly to the CPU FAN connector. For detailed information on how to install your heatsink and fan assembly, please refer to the instruction manual that came packed with the heatsink and fan assembly you bought.
2-3. Install System Memory
This motherboard provides four 184-pin DDR DIMM slots for Single/Dual Channel DDR 400/333/266 memory modules with memory expansion size up to 4GB. Table 2-1. Valid Memory Configurations Bank Bank 0, 1 (DIMM1) Bank 2, 3 (DIMM2) Bank 4, 5 (DIMM3) Bank 6, 7 (DIMM4) Memory Module 128, 256, 512MB, 1GB 128, 256, 512MB, 1GB 128, 256, 512MB, 1GB 128, 256, 512MB, 1GB Total System Memory Total Memory 128MB ~ 1GB 128MB ~ 1GB 128MB ~ 1GB 128MB ~ 1GB 128MB ~ 4GB
Table 2-2. Unbuffered DIMM Support For AMD 939-pin Processor Data Bus DIMM1 Single rank Double rank Empty 64-bits (Single Channel) Empty Single rank Single rank Double rank Double rank Single rank Double rank Empty 128-bits (Dual Channel) Empty Single rank Single rank Double rank Double rank DIMM2 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Single rank Double rank Empty Empty Single rank Single rank Double rank Double rank DIMM3 Empty Empty Single rank Double rank Single rank Double rank Single rank Double rank Empty Empty Single rank Double rank Single rank Double rank Single rank Double rank DIMM4 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Empty Empty Single rank Double rank Single rank Double rank Single rank Double rank Maximum DRAM Speed DDR400 DDR400 DDR400 DDR400 DDR400 DDR400 DDR400 DDR333 DDR400 DDR400 DDR400 DDR400 DDR400 DDR400 DDR400 DDR333
To reach the performance of Dual Channel DDR, the following rules must be obeyed: When installing TWO DIMM modules: Install DIMM modules of the same type and size for slots [DIMM1]+[DIMM2] or slots [DIMM3]+[DIMM4]. When installing FOUR DIMM modules: Install DIMM modules of the same type and size for slots [DIMM1]+[DIMM2], and slots [DIMM3]+[DIMM4].
(2). FAN Power Connectors These connectors each provide power to the cooling fans installed in your system. CPUFAN1: CPU Fan Power Connector NBFAN1: Chipset Fan Power Connector SYSFAN1: System Fan Power Connector AUXFAN1: Auxiliary Fan Power Connector OTESFAN1, OTESFAN2: OTES Fan Power Connector
WARNING: These fan connectors are not jumpers. DO NOT place jumper caps on these connectors.
(3). CMOS Memory Clearing Header This header uses a jumper cap to clear the CMOS memory. Pin 1-2 shorted (default): Normal operation. Pin 2-3 shorted: Clear CMOS memory.
WARNING: Turn the power off first (including the +5V standby power) before clearing the CMOS memory. Failing to do so may cause your system to work abnormally or malfunction.
(4). Front Panel Switches & Indicators Headers This header is used for connecting switches and LED indicators on the chassis front panel. Watch the power LED pin position and orientation. The mark + aligning to the pin in the figure below stands for positive polarity for the LED connection. Please pay attention to connect these headers. A wrong orientation will simply cause the LED to not light, but a wrong connection of the switches could cause system malfunction.
HLED (Pin 1, 3): Connects to the HDD LED cable of chassis front panel. RST (Pin 5, 7): Connects to the Reset Switch cable of chassis front panel. SPKR (Pin 13, 15, 17, 19): Connects to the System Speaker cable of chassis. SLED (Pin 2, 4): Connects to the Suspend LED cable (if there is one) of chassis front panel. PWR (Pin 6, 8): Connects to the Power Switch cable of chassis front panel. PLED (Pin 16, 18, 20): Connects to the Power LED cable of chassis front panel.
(5). Additional USB Port Headers These headers each provide 2 additional USB 2.0 ports connection through an USB cable designed for USB 2.0 specifications.
Pin Assignment VCC Data0 Data0 + Ground NC
Pin Assignment VCC Data1 Data1 + Ground NC
(6). Additional IEEE1394 Port Headers This header provides one additional IEEE1394 port connection through an extension cable and bracket.
Pin Assignment TPA0 + GND TPB0 + +12V NC
Pin Assignment TPA0 GND TPB0 +12V GND
(7). Wake-up Header These headers use a jumper cap to enable/disable the wake-up function.
PS2-PWR1: Pin 1-2 shorted: Disable wake-up function support at Keyboard/Mouse port. Pin 2-3 shorted (default): Enable wake-up function support at Keyboard/Mouse port. USB-PWR1: Pin 1-2 shorted: Disable wake-up function support at USB1 port. Pin 2-3 shorted (default): Enable wake-up function support at USB1 port. USB-PWR2: Pin 1-2 shorted: Disable wake-up function support at USB2 port. Pin 2-3 shorted (default): Enable wake-up function support at USB2 port. USB-PWR3: Pin 1-2 shorted: Disable wake-up function support at FP-USB1 port. Pin 2-3 shorted (default): Enable wake-up function support at FP-USB1 port. USB-PWR4: Pin 1-2 shorted: Disable wake-up function support at FP-USB2 port. Pin 2-3 shorted (default): Enable wake-up function support at FP-USB2 port. USB-PWR5: Pin 1-2 shorted: Disable wake-up function support at FP-USB3 port. Pin 2-3 shorted (default): Enable wake-up function support at FP-USB3 port.
S/PDIF Input Connection: 1. 2. Plug the end with 3.5mm adapter into the [Line-in/IN] jack on this daughter-card. (This jack is used for either optical or line input.) Plug another end into the [S/PDIF Out] (Digital Out) jack on your digital multimedia device
Line-in connection: 1. 2. Plug one end of a standard 3.5mm audio stereo cable into the [Line-in/IN] jack on this daughter card. Plug another end into the [Line-out] jack on your multimedia device
Analog connection for 7.1 channel audio system:
Please follow the below diagram to connect your sound system to the audio daughter card.
(17). Front Panel Audio Connection Header This header provides the connection to audio connector at front panel.
Pin Assignment Audio Mic. Audio Mic. Bias Speaker Out Right Channel X Speaker Out Left Channel
Pin Assignment Ground VCC Speaker Out Right Channel Return NC Speaker Out Left Channel Return
(18). Internal Audio Connectors These connectors connect to the audio output of internal CD-ROM drive or add-on card.
(19). Back Panel Connectors
Mouse: Connects to PS/2 mouse. Keyboard: Connects to PS/2 keyboard. IEEE1: Connects to devices of IEEE1394 protocol LAN1: Connects to Local Area Network. USB1/USB2: Connects to USB devices such as scanner, digital speakers, monitor, mouse, keyboard, hub, digital camera, joystick etc.
Chapter 3. BIOS Setup
This motherboard provides a programmable EEPROM that you can update the BIOS utility. The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) is a program that deals with the basic level of communication between processor and peripherals. Use the BIOS Setup program only when installing motherboard, reconfiguring system, or prompted to Run Setup. This chapter explains the Setup Utility of BIOS utility. After powering up the system, the BIOS message appears on the screen, the memory count begins, and then the following message appears on the screen: PRESS DEL TO ENTER SETUP If this message disappears before you respond, restart the system by pressing <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Del> keys, or by pressing the Reset button on computer chassis. Only when it failed by these two methods can you restart the system by powering it off and then back on. After pressing <Del> key, the main menu screen appears. Phoenix Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Guru Utility Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Advanced Chipset Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup Esc : Quit F10 : Save & Exit Setup F6 : Save PROFILE to BIOS PnP/PCI Configurations Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Password Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving : Select Item (NF-CK804-6A61FA1BC-00) F7 :Load PROFILE from BIOS OC Guru & ABIT EQ NOTE: In order to increase system stability and performance, our engineering staffs are constantly improving the BIOS menu. The BIOS setup screens and descriptions illustrated in this manual are for your reference only and may not completely match what you see on your screen. In the BIOS Setup main menu, you can see several options. We will explain these options step by step in the following pages of this chapter, but let us first see a short description of the function keys you may use here. Esc: Press this button to quit the BIOS Setup. : Press these buttons to choose, in the main menu, the option you want to confirm or to modify. F10: When you have completed the setup of BIOS parameters, press this button to save these parameters and to exit the BIOS Setup menu. Users Manual
3-1. Guru Utility
There are two setup menus in this Guru utility. You may switch between these two by clicking the left or right arrow key on keyboard:
Guru Utility V1.00 OC Guru ABIT EQ Brand Name: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3400+ Frequency: 2200MHz CPU Operating Speed - External Clock - Multiplier Factor - PCIE Clock Voltages Control - CPU Core Voltage - DDR SDRAM Voltage - DDR VTT Voltage - nForce4 Voltage - HyperTransport Voltage DDR Ref. Voltage CPU Ref. Voltage Power Cycle Statistics 2200(200) 200 MHz x11.MHz [Auto Detect] 1.350V 2.60V DDR/2 1.50V 1.20V Default Default Press Enter Item Help
:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F8: On The Fly F10:Save ESC:Exit Brand Name: This item displays the CPU model name installed on this motherboard. Frequency: This item displays the processor speed of the CPU installed on this motherboard. CPU Operating Speed: This item displays the CPU operating speed according to the type and speed of your CPU. You can also select the [User Define] option to enter the manual option.
WARNING: The wrong settings of the multiplier and external clock in certain circumstances may cause CPU damage. Setting the working frequency higher than the PCI chipset or processor specs, may cause abnormal memory module functioning, system hangs, hard disk drive data loss, abnormal functioning of the VGA card, or abnormal functioning with other add-on cards. Using non-specification settings for your CPU is not the intention of this explanation. These should be used for engineering testing, not for normal applications. There will be no guaranty for the settings beyond specification, any damage of any component on this motherboard or peripherals result therein is not our responsibility. Fatal1ty AN8 SLI
BIOS Setup ! External Clock:
This item selects the external clock frequency. Due to the specification limit of the CPU you installed, the speed you set over its standard bus speed is supported, but not guaranteed. ! Multiplier Factor: This item displays the multiplier factor for the CPU you installed. NOTE: Some processors might have this multiplier factor locked, so there is no way to choose a higher multiplier factor. ! PCIE Clock This item selects the PCI Express frequency. Voltages Control: This option allows you to switch between the default and user-defined voltages. Leave this setting to default unless the current voltage setting cannot be detected or is not correct. The option User Define enables you to select the following voltages manually. ! ! ! CPU Core Voltage: DDR SDRAM Voltage: DDR VTT Voltage: This item selects the CPU core voltage. This item selects the voltage for DRAM slot.
This item selects the voltage for VTTMEM port. ! ! nForce4 Voltage: HyperTransport Voltage: This item selects the NB voltage. This item selects the voltage for LDT Bus. DDR Ref Voltage: This Item selects the voltage for DDR memory reference. CPU Ref Voltage: This Item selects the voltage for CPU memory reference.
Power Cycle Statistics: Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu: Guru Utility V1.00 OC Guru ABIT EQ Power Cycle Statistics PC PC PC PC AC AC Up Time Up Time Total Power Cycles Reset Button Cycles Power On Total Time Power Cycles 1 Hours 8 Hours 44 Cycles 0 Cycles 16 Hours 24 Cycles
:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F8: On The Fly F10:Save ESC:Exit These items display the power cycle statistics for each element.
Click right-arrow <> key to switch from OC Guru setup menu to ABIT EQ setup menu: Guru Utility V1.00 OC Guru ABIT EQ Item Help ABIT EQ Beep Control Enabled Temperature Monitoring Press Enter Voltage Monitoring Press Enter Fan Speed Monitoring Press Enter FanEQ1 Control Press Enter FanEQ2 Control Press Enter
:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value ABIT EQ Beep Control: This item allows you to enable or disable ABIT EQ Beep Control function.
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu: Fatal1ty AN8 SLI
BIOS Setup Guru Utility V1.00 ABIT EQ Temperature Monitoring Reading Shutdown Shutdown Enable Temp. 51C/123F (*) 85/185F 33C/99F ( ) 65C/149F 43C/109F ( ) 90C/194F
(*)CPU Temperature (*)SYS Temperature (*)PWM Temperature
Beep Enable (*) (*) (*)
Beep Temp. 75C/167F 55C/131F 88C/176F
:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
CPU Temperature/System Temperature/PWM Temperature: These items display the temperatures of CPU, System, and Power Module. ! Shutdown Enable:
Use <Space> key to enable system shutdown function. If the CPU/System/PWMs temperature exceeds the shutdown temperature limit, the system would shutdown automatically. ! Shutdown Temp.:
This item sets the temperature that would shutdown the system automatically in order to prevent system overheats. ! Beep Enable:
Use <Space> key to enable warning beeps function. Once the system has detected that the CPU/System/PWMs temperature exceeded the beep temperature limit, warning beeps will sound. ! Beep Temp.:
This item selects the warning temperature limit. NOTE: The shutdown temperature must be set above the warning temperature.
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu: Guru Utility V1.00 OC Guru ABIT EQ Voltage Monitoring Reading Shutdown Enable (*)CPU Core Voltage 1.550V (*) (*)DDR Voltage 2.70V ( ) (*)DDR VTT Voltage 1.35V ( ) (*)nForce4 Voltage 1.52V ( ) (*)nForce4 Standby Voltage 1.50V ( ) (*)HyperTransport Voltage 1.19V ( ) (*)CPU VDDA 2.5V Voltage 2.58V ( ) (*)ATX +12V 11.70V ( ) (*)ATX +5V 5.03V ( ) (*)ATX +3.3V 3.39V ( ) (*)ATX 5VSB 5.06V ( )
3-4. Advanced Chipset Features
Phoenix Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Advanced Chipset Features HT Frequency 4X Item Help HT Width DRAM Configuration Press Enter SSE/SSE2 Instructions Enable System BIOS Cachable Disable
:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults HT Frequency: This item selects the LDT Bus Frequency. HT Width: This item selects the LDT Bus Width.
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu: Phoenix Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility DRAM Configuration DRAM Timing Selectable Auto Item Help X - DRAM Clock Auto X - CAS latency Time Auto X - Row Cycle Time Auto X - Row Refresh Cycle Time Auto X - RAS# to CAS# delay Auto X - RAS# to RAS# delay Auto X - Min RAS# Active time Auto X - RAS# Precharge Time Auto X - Write Recovery Time Auto X - Write to Read Delay Auto X - DRAM Command rate Auto X - Burst Length 4 beats X - Bank Interleaving Enabled 32 bit Dram Memory Hole Auto MTRR mapping mode Continuous :Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
DRAM Timing Selectable: This item selects the DRAM timing mode. When set to By SPD, the BIOS will read the DRAM module SPD data and automatically set to the values stored in it. Leave this item to its default Auto setting. ! DRAM Clock:
This item sets the DRAM clock of your DRAM module. The system may be unstable or unable to boot up if your DRAM module does not support the clock you set. When set to [By SPD], the BIOS will read the DRAM module SPD data and automatically set the DRAM clock by the value stored in it. ! CAS Latency Time:
Three options are available: 2 $ 2.5 $ 3. The default setting is 2.5. You can select SDRAM CAS (Column Address Strobe) latency time according your SDRAM specification. ! Row Cycle Time:
This item specifies the RAS# active to RAS# active time or auto refresh time of the same bank. ! Row Refresh Cycle Time:
3-24 mode. ! Date (of Month) Alarm/ Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm:
You can set the Date (month) Alarm and Time Alarm (hh:mm:ss). Any event occurring will awaken a system that has powered down. Cool n Quiet Technology: This option enables or disables the AMD K8 cool and quiet function. NOTE: Please disable this item while running under SLI mode. Power On Function: This item selects the way you want your system to power on. [Password]: Use a password to power on the system, select this option then press <Enter>. Enter your password. You can enter up to 5 characters. Type in exactly the same password to confirm, and then press <Enter>. [Hot KEY]: Use any of the function keys between <F1> to <F12> to power on the system. [Mouse Left]: Double click the mouse left button to power on the system. [Mouse Right]: Double click the mouse right button to power on the system. [Any KEY]: Use any keyboard key to power on the system. [BUTTON ONLY]: Use only the power button to power on the system. [Keyboard 98]: Use the power-on button on the Keyboard 98 compatible keyboard to power on the system. ! KB Power On Password:
This item sets the password required in order to power on your computer. Once the password has been set, you can only power on the system by inputting the password. ! Hot Key Power On:
Fifteen options are available: Ctrl+F1 ~ Ctrl+F12, Power, Wake and Any Key. The default setting is Ctrl+F1. You can choose the hot key you want to turn on computer power. Restore on AC Power Loss: This item selects the system action after an AC power failure. [Power Off]: When power returns after an AC power failure, the systems power remains off. You must press the Power button to power-on the system. [Power On]: When power returns after an AC power failure, the systems power will be powered on automatically. [Last State]: When power returns after an AC power failure, the system will return to the state where you left off before power failure occurs. If the systems power is off when AC power failure occurs, it will remain off when power returns. If the systems power is on when AC power failure occurs, the system will power-on when power returns.
3-7. PnP/PCI Configurations
Phoenix Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility PnP/PCI Configurations Resources Controlled By Auto(ESCD) Item Help x IRQ Resources Press Enter PCI/VGA Pallete Snoop PIRQ_0 Use IRQ No. PIRQ_1 Use IRQ No. PIRQ_2 Use IRQ No. PIRQ_3 Use IRQ No. Disbaled Auto Auto Auto Auto
** PCI Express relative items ** Maximum Payload Size 4096
:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults Resources Controlled By: This item configures all of the boot and Plug-and-Play compatible devices. [Auto(ESCD)]: The system will automatically detect the settings. [Manual]: Choose the specific IRQ resources in the IRQ Resources menu.
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu: This item sets each system interrupt to either [PCI Device] or [Reserved]. Phoenix Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility PnP/PCI Configurations IRQ-4 assigned to PCI Device IRQ-5 assigned to PCI Device IRQ-7 assigned to PCI Device IRQ-10 assigned to PCI Device IRQ-11 assigned to PCI Device
:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults Users Manual
Back to PnP/PCI Configurations Setup Menu:
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop: This item determines whether the MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards can work with PCI/VGA or not. [Disabled]: MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards do not work with PCI/VGA. [Enabled]: MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards work with PCI/VGA. PIRQ_0 Use IRQ No. ~ PIRQ 3 Use IRQ No.: This item specifies the IRQ number manually or automatically for the devices installed on PCI slots. Maximum Payload Size: This item sets the maximum TLP payload size for the PCI Express devices.
Load Fail-Safe Defaults
This option loads the BIOS default values for the most stable, minimal-performance system operations.
3-9. Load Optimized Defaults
This option loads the BIOS default values that are factory settings for optimal-performance system operations.
3-10. Set Password
This option protects the BIOS configuration or restricts access to the computer itself.
3-11. Save & Exit Setup
This option saves your selections and exits the BIOS setup menu.
3-12. Exit Without Saving
This option exits the BIOS setup menu without saving any change.
Install nVidia nForce Chipset Driver
Appendix A. Install nVidia nForce Chipset Driver
NOTE: Please install this NVIDIA nForce Chipset driver first after having installed the Windows operating system. The installation procedures and screen shots in this section are based on the Windows XP operating system. For other operating systems, please follow the on-screen instructions. Insert the Driver & Utility CD into the CD-ROM drive. It should execute the installation program automatically. If not, double-click the executable file at the main directory of this CD to enter the installation menu. After entering the installation menu, move your curser to [Drivers] tab. Click [nVidia nForce Chipset Driver[32bit]]. The following screen appears.
Click [Yes] to restart your system.
Install ABIT Guru Utility
Appendix E. Install ABIT Guru Utility
The installation procedures and screen shots in this section are based on the Windows XP operating system. For other operating systems, please follow the on-screen instructions. Insert the Driver & Utility CD into the CD-ROM drive. It should execute the installation program automatically. If not, double-click the executable file located in the main directory of this CD to enter the installation menu. After entering the installation menu, move your cursor to the [ABIT Utility] tab. Click [ABIT Guru]. The following screen appears.
Click [Finish] to complete setup.
Appendix FAN8 NVRaid Floppy Disk
Appendix F. AN8 NVRaid Floppy Disk
If you lost or damaged the SATA Driver Disk that came with the package, use the AN8 NVRaid Floppy Disk to create another one. The installation procedures and screen shots in this section are based on Windows XP operating system. For those of other OS, please follow its on-screen instruction. Insert the Driver & Utility CD into CD-ROM drive, it should execute the installation program automatically. If not, double-click the execution file at the main directory of this CD to enter the installation menu. After entering the installation menu, move your curser to [ABIT Utility] tab. Click [AN8 NVRaid Floppy Disk]. The following screen appears.
1. Insert one blank floppy disk to the selected floppy drive and click [Build].
2. Click [OK] to finish building the SATA Driver Disk.
POST Code Definition
Appendix G. POST Code Definition
AWARD POST Code Definition:
POST (hex) CF C0 Description Test CMOS R/W functionality Early chipset initialization: -Disable shadow RAM -Disable L2 cache (socket 7 or below) -Program basic chipset registers Detect memory -Auto-detection of DRAM size, type and ECC -Auto-detection of L2 cache (socket 7 or below) Expand compressed BIOS code to DRAM Call chipset hook to copy BIOS back to E000 & F000 shadow RAM Expand the Xgroup codes locating in physical address 1000:0 Initial Superio_Early_Init switch 1. Blank out screen 2. Clear CMOS error flag 1. Clear 8042 interface 2. Initialize 8042 self-test 1. Test special keyboard controller for Winbond 977 series Super I/O chips 2. Enable keyboard interface 1. Disable PS/2 mouse interface (optional) 2. Auto detect ports for keyboard & mouse followed by a port & interface swap (optional) 3. Reset keyboard for Winbond 977 series Super I/O chips Test F000h segment shadow to see whether it is R/W-able or not. If test fails, keep beeping the speaker Auto detect flash type to load appropriate flash R/W codes into the run time area in F000 for ESCD & DMI support Use walking 1s algorithm to check out interface in CMOS circuitry. Also set real-time clock power status, and then check for override Program chipset default values into chipset. Chipset default values are MODBINable by OEM customers Initial onboard clock generator if Early_Init_Onboard_Generator is defined. See also POST 26. Detect CPU information including brand, SMI type (Cyrix or Intel) and CPU level (586 or 686) Initial interrupts vector table. If no special specified, all H/W interrupts are directed to SPURIOUS_INT_HDLR & S/W interrupts to SPURIOUS_soft_HDLR. Initial EARLY_PM_INIT switch Users Manual
C1 C3 C0A 0E 18 1B 1D
29 2B 2D 3C 3E 47 49
Load keyboard matrix (notebook platform) HPM initialization (notebook platform) 1. Check validity of RTC value: e.g. a value of 5Ah is an invalid value for RTC minute. 2. Load CMOS settings into BIOS stack. If CMOS checksum fails, use default value instead. Prepare BIOS resource map for PCI & PnP use. If ESCD is valid, take into consideration of the ESCDs legacy information. Early PCI Initialization: -Enumerate PCI bus number. -Assign memory & I/O resource -Search for a valid VGA device & VGA BIOS, and put it into C000:0 1. If Early_Init_Onboard_Generator is not defined Onboard clock generator initialization. Disable respective clock resource to empty PCI & DIMM slots. 2. Init onboard PWM 3. Init onboard H/W monitor devices Initialize INT 09 buffer 1. Program CPU internal MTRR (P6 & PII) for 0-640K memory address. 2. Initialize the APIC for Pentium class CPU. 3. Program early chipset according to CMOS setup. Example: onboard IDE controller. 4. Measure CPU speed. Invoke Video BIOS 1. Initialize double-byte language font (Optional) 2. Put information on screen display, including Award title, CPU type, CPU speed, full screen logo. Reset keyboard if Early_Reset_KB is defined e.g. Winbond 977 series Super I/O chips. See also POST 63. Test DMA Channel 0 Test DMA Channel 1. Test DMA page registers. Test 8254 Test 8259 interrupt mask bits for channel 1 Test 8259 interrupt mask bits for channel 2 Test 8259 functionality Initialize EISA slot 1. Calculate total memory by testing the last double word of each 64K page 2. Program writes allocation for AMD K5 CPU 1. Program MTRR of M1 CPU 2. Initialize L2 cache for P6 class CPU & program CPU with proper cacheable range 3. Initialize the APIC for P6 class CPU 4. On MP platform, adjust the cacheable range to smaller one in case the cacheable ranges between each CPU are not identical Initialize USB Test all memory (clear all extended memory to 0)
5B 5D 69 6B 6D 6F 77 7A 7C 7F
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KN8 SLI KN9 SLI AN8 SLI AN8 32X AA8DuraMAX AB9 Pro AW8 K8SLI A8N-SLI Premium KFN5-D SLI M2N32WS Profession al P5WD2 P5N32SLI SE Deluxe P5ND2SLI P5LD2VM P5LD2 M2N-SLI DELUXE M2N32SLI DELUXE A8R32MVP Deluxe A8N-SLI Deluxe A8N-E A8N5X
184.108.40.206 R1.12 1011.006 V0142 WS 0112
http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/bios.php?categories=1&model=306 http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/bios.php?categories=1&model=315 http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/bios.php?categories=1&model=275 http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/bios.php?categories=1&model=310 http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/bios.php?categories=1&model=199 http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/bios.php?categories=1&model=323 http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/products.php?categories=1&model=279 http://www.albatron.com.tw/english/service/bios_search.asp?keywords=k8sli&=SEARCH http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us
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ASUS ASUS ASUS ASUS ASUS
http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us
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ASUS ASUS ASUS
http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us
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ASUS ASUS Biostar DFI DFI
ECS ECS ECS EVGA
A8N32SLI Deluxe P5AD2-E Premium A8V-E Deluxe i945 G-M7 Infinity NF4 SLI LANPART Y UT nF4 Ultra-D KN1 SLI Lite nForce4A939 945P-A 123-K8NF47-AX
?? 1005 24F 2006/04/10 4/6/2006
http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us http://www.biostar.com.tw/support/bios/bios.php3?model=I945G-M7 http://us.dfi.com.tw/Support/Download/bios_download_us.jsp?PRODUCT_ID=3613&STATUS_FLAG=A&SITE=US http://us.dfi.com.tw/Support/Download/bios_download_us.jsp?PRODUCT_ID=3471&STATUS_FLAG=A&SITE=US
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1.1d 1.1g 2.58 10/18/05 04/11/2006NF-CK8046A61FJ1AC00 537F1P34 612W1P19
http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWeb/Downloads/ProductsDetail_Download.aspx?DetailID=544&DetailName=BIOS&DetailDesc=KN1%20S LI%20Lite(V1.0A)&MenuID=35&LanID=9 http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWeb/Downloads/ProductsDetail_Download.aspx?DetailID=493&DetailName=BIOS&DetailDesc=NFORCE4A939(V1.0)&MenuID=91&LanID=9 http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWeb/Downloads/ProductsDetail_Download.aspx?DetailID=525&DetailName=BIOS&DetailDesc=945PA(V1.1)&MenuID=94&LanID=9 http://www.evga.com/support/drivers/Default.asp
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Gigabyte Gigabyte Gigabyte
NF4SLI7A A-8EKRS2 C51XEM2 AA8EKRS2H GAK8NXP-9 GAK8NXPSLI GA-K8NF9 GA-K8NE GAK8N51PV M9-RH GAK8N51GM F GA-K8NSLI
F10 FB F1
http://www.giga-byte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/BIOS_Model.aspx?ProductID=1860 http://www.giga-byte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/BIOS_Model.aspx?ProductID=1958 http://www.giga-byte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/BIOS_Model.aspx?ProductID=2214
GA-K8N Pro-SLI GA-8NSLI Royal GA-8NSLI-Quad Royal GA-8NSLI (Rev1.1) GA-8NSLI (Rev 1.0) GA8I945P PRO GA8I945P-G GA81945GM H-RH GA-965PDQ6 GAM59SLIS5 D955XBK
F4 F6 F5
http://www.giga-byte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/BIOS_Model.aspx?ProductID=1883 http://www.giga-byte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/BIOS_Model.aspx?ProductID=1898 http://www.giga-byte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/BIOS_Model.aspx?ClassValue=Motherboard&ProductID=1957&ProductName=GA8N-SLI%20Quad%20Royal http://www.giga-byte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/BIOS_Model.aspx?ProductID=2173
SE7525G P2 DK8EW 59102 DPK66 939GT4SLI-G K8N Neo3 K8N Neo4 Platinum v1
iWill iWill Jetway MSI MSI
V130 ?? 6/24/2006 1.5 1.D
http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-dfexternal/filter_results.aspx?strTypes=all&ProductID=2070&OSFullName=All+Operating+Systems&lang=eng&strOSs=All&submit=Go% 21 http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-dfexternal/filter_results.aspx?strTypes=all&ProductID=2205&OSFullName=All+Operating+Systems&lang=eng&strOSs=All&submit=Go% 21 - BIO http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scripts-dfexternal/filter_results.aspx?strTypes=all&ProductID=1659&OSFullName=All+Operating+Systems&lang=eng&strOSs=All&submit=Go% 21 http://www.iwill.net/product_2s.asp?p_id=96&tp=BIOS
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http://download.jetway.com.tw/download.asp?sorder=Name&sword=939GT4-SLI-G-VC http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/download/dld/spt_dld_detail.php?UID=642&kind=1 http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/bios/bos/spt_bos_detail.php?UID=637&kind=1
MSI MSI MSI MSI
Supermicro Tyan Tyan Tyan
K9N-SLI Platinum P4N Diamond 945P NEO2-F K8N Diamond Plus XPC Barebone Systems X6DA8 S2895 D/T S2895 D/T S5380
1.1 1.4 A7176IMS v3.2 12/12/05 1.2
http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/download/dld/spt_dld_detail.php?UID=729&kind=1 http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/download/dld/spt_dld_detail.php?UID=663&kind=1 http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/software/swr/spt_swr_detail.php?UID=707&kind=1 http://www.msi.com.tw/program/support/download/dld/spt_dld_detail.php?UID=710&kind=1
1.0B 2895_104k 2895_103k V1.03
http://www.supermicro.com/products/motherboard/Xeon800/E7525/X6DA8-G2.cfm http://www.tyan.com/support/html/bios_support.html - beta http://www.tyan.com/support/html/bios_support.html - beta http://www.tyan.com/support/html/b_s5380.html
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|Compatible Processors||Athlon 64, Athlon 64 FX|
|64-bit Processors Compatibility||Yes|
|Processor Socket||Socket 939|
|Chipset Type||NVIDIA nForce4 SLI|
|Max Bus Speed||1000 MHz|
|Storage Controller||ATA-133, Serial ATA-150 (RAID)|
|Installed Qty (Max Supported)||0 ( 1 )|
|Supported RAM Technology||DDR SDRAM|
|Supported RAM Integrity Check||Non-ECC|
|Supported RAM (Registered or Buffered)||Unbuffered|
|RAM Installed ( Max )||0 MB / 8 GB (max)|
|Supported RAM Speed||PC2100, PC2700, PC3200|
|RAM Features||Dual channel memory architecture|
|Audio Output||Sound card|
|Sound Output Mode||7.1 channel surround|
|Telecom / Networking|
|Networking||Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet|
|Hardware Features||µGuru, AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Technology, ABIT ThermalGuard, NVIDIA Firewall|
|Expansion / Connectivity|
|Expansion Slot(s)||1 processor - Socket 939 4 memory - DIMM 184-pin 2 PCI Express x16 2 PCI Express x1 2 PCI|
|Storage Interfaces||ATA-133 - connector(s): 2 x 40pin IDC Serial ATA-150 - connector(s): 4 x 7pin Serial ATA - 4 device(s) - RAID 0+1|
|Interfaces||1 x mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) 1 x keyboard - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) 1 x storage - floppy interface - 34 pin IDC 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) 4 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 1 x audio - SPDIF output - TOSLINK 1 x audio - SPDIF input - TOSLINK|
|Additional Connectors (Optional)||6 x Hi-Speed USB|
|Universal Product Identifiers|
|Part Number||AN8 SLI|
Gateway Wtmc4500UC-II DTT900 Sender Copycentre C118 EM-15 OR CY-12H Reference Book TX-14N3 Panasonic NV-F Avant 250-1998 Microwave Oven KEH-M9300RDS E8020D EAX700 L1960TR-BF DR100 WAG320N CX500S Bizhub 161F Ivdm-7003 EU Travelmate-2350 Shotgun FID 2030 CMD-J5 AR8390C M1330 28PW6008 DSC-W1 L74665 AM-400 MD-801rmkii EM325 PS-52 31 Focus Cmax 728DZ8plus WS500 2 0 Reference EOS-1DS DVP3254K 55 HT303SU-a2 41016060 ND KRF-V5550D Lwhd6500SR SD206 Tennis 2 SE5000 114GT KLV-15SR1 FAX-phone 1600 Gpsmap 76 AKG 659 SA-AX720 N3701 DGB-300BK KLX250 CDX-601 IS7-E Motorola V265 Press VGN-SZ5xn-C CDC-665 GCA-4166B KDL-40EX701 Screenplay Plus VSX-607RDS SD-10G Syncmaster 204B GR-L207WV Euroset 5005 Spirit 710 DES-6500 Cintiq 15X Keyrig 25 Silen-T JBL L166 ML-1645 M-100MC Omni 56K MX-510 1800-364E F2380 Granite CCD-TR640E GA-6VX7-4x-AP Videofone Benq T905 507si PX-230A Yamaha FB01 ML 3321 Tycoon TX-29PX10P SX-AX7 Fatal1ty Motherboard IS201 PM8-M-V Ambulance I G
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