Abit IN9 32X-MAX Manual
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Abit IN9 32X-max Version 2
ATX - 32 GB - Onboard Sound - 1 CPU Socket - DDR2
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User reviews and opinions
|magrawal||3:41am on Thursday, October 28th, 2010|
|This board that CPU with 2gigs Mushkin DDR2 800 EPP ready @ 4-5-4-11 timings. (great stuff). I would buy a different board if you are looking to overclock a newer processor, or unless you can flash your BIOS before installing this processor.|
|fallenorigin||4:01pm on Friday, October 1st, 2010|
|Upgraded old system Socket 478, 3.2 GHz Intel P4, to this board. Needed many USB connections.|
|altborusse||11:14pm on Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010|
|Future Proof it is and future proof it will be Supports latest Graphics Cards out even in 3 way SLI @ 16x, 16x.|
|Kromozom||8:04am on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010|
|There are none, abit suck!! This board has been a disaster, i have had 4 of them now and never managed once to build a stable system.|
|cyris||5:14am on Monday, August 2nd, 2010|
|What a waste of water cooling. Keep in mind that this board is non-refundable on newegg so you are stuck with it once you buy it.|
|crittenberry||2:48pm on Sunday, April 25th, 2010|
|Excellent board, though a little dated I bought this board from another vendor in Feb 07, along with a Core 2 Duo E6600.|
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1.4 Installing Motherboard
Most computer chassis have a base with many mounting holes to allow the motherboard to be securely attached, and at the same time, prevent the system from short circuits. There are two ways to attach the motherboard to the chassis base: (1) with studs, or (2) with spacers. Basically, the best way to attach the board is with studs. Only if you are unable to do this should you attach the board with spacers. Line up the holes on the board with the mounting holes on the chassis. If the holes line up and there are screw holes, you can attach the board with studs. If the holes line up and there are only slots, you can only attach with spacers. Take the tip of the spacers and insert them into the slots. After doing this to all the slots, you can slide the board into position aligned with slots. After the board has been positioned, check to make sure everything is OK before putting the chassis back on. Always power off the computer and unplug the AC power cord before adding or removing any peripheral or component. Failing to so may cause severe damage to your motherboard and/or peripherals. Plug in the AC power cord only after you have carefully checked everything. Locate all the screw holes on the motherboard and the chassis base. Face the chassiss rear panel. Place all the studs or spacers needed on the chassis base and have them tightened. Face the motherboards I/O ports toward the chassiss rear panel. Line up all the motherboards screw holes with those studs or spacers on the chassis. Install the motherboard with screws and have them tightened. To prevent shorting the PCB circuit, please REMOVE the metal studs or spacers if they are already fastened on the chassis base and are without mounting-holes on the motherboard to align with.
To install this motherboard: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
1.5 Checking Jumper Settings
For a 2-pin jumper, plug the jumper cap on both pins will make it CLOSE (SHORT). Remove the jumper cap, or plug it on either pin (reserved for future use) will leave it at OPEN position.
For 3-pin jumper, pin 1~2 or pin 2~3 can be shorted by plugging the jumper cap in.
Pin 1~2 SHORT
Pin 2~3 SHORT
1.5.1 CMOS Memory Clearing Header and Backup Battery
The time to clear the CMOS memory occurs when (a) the CMOS data becomes corrupted, (b) you forgot the supervisor or user password preset in the BIOS menu, (c) you are unable to boot-up the system because the CPU ratio/clock was incorrectly set in the BIOS menu, or (d) whenever there is modification on the CPU or memory modules. This header uses a jumper cap to clear the CMOS memory and have it reconfigured to the default values stored in BIOS. Pins 1 and 2 shorted (Default): Normal operation. Pins 2 and 3 shorted: Clear CMOS memory.
To clear the CMOS memory and load in the default values: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Power off the system. Set pin 2 and pin 3 shorted by the jumper cap. Wait for a few seconds. Set the jumper cap back to its default settings --- pin 1 and pin 2 shorted. Power on the system. For incorrect CPU ratio/clock settings in the BIOS, press <Del> key to enter the BIOS setup menu right after powering on system. Set the CPU operating speed back to its default or an appropriate value. Save and exit the BIOS setup menu. Another easy way to clear the CMOS memory can be done by switching EZ-CCMOS1, see the section of Connecting Rear Panel I/O Devices in this manual for detail. The C.C. POST Code appears when either the external EZ-CCMOS1 switch or the internal CCMOS1 jumper is not set to its normal position. IN9 32X/IN9 32X -MAX
CMOS Backup Battery: An onboard battery saves the CMOS memory to keep the BIOS information stays on even after disconnected your system with power source. Nevertheless, this backup battery exhausts after some five years. Once the error message like CMOS BATTERY HAS FAILED or CMOS checksum error displays on monitor, this backup battery is no longer functional and has to be renewed.
To renew the backup battery: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Power off the system and disconnect with AC power source. Remove the exhausted battery. Insert a new CR2032 or equivalent battery. Pay attention to its polarity. The + side is its positive polarity. Connect AC power source and power on the system. Enter the BIOS setup menu. Reconfigure the setup parameters if necessary.
CAUTION: Danger of explosion may arise if the battery is incorrectly renewed. Renew only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the battery manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the battery manufacturers instructions.
1.6 Connecting Chassis Components
1.6.1 ATX Power Connectors
These connectors provide the connection from an ATX power supply. As the plugs from the power supply fit in only one orientation, find the correct one and push firmly down into these connectors.
ATXPWR1: ATX 24-Pin Power Connector The power supply with 20-pin or 24-pin cables can both be connected to this 24-pin connector. Connect from pin-1 for either type. However, a 20-pin power supply may cause the system unstable or even unbootable for the sake of insufficient electricity. A minimum power of 300W or higher is recommended. ATX12V1: ATX 12V 8-Pin Power Connector This connector supplies power to CPU. The system will not start without connecting power to this one. ATX4P1: Auxiliary 12V Power Connector This connector provides an auxiliary power source for devices added on PCI Express slots.
1.6.2 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 + align to the pin in the figure below stands for positive polarity for the LED connection. Please pay attention when connecting these headers. A wrong orientation will only result in the LED not lighting, 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.
1.6.3 FAN Power Connectors
These connectors each provide power to the cooling fans installed in your system. CPUFAN1: CPU Fan Power Connector SYSFAN1: System Fan Power Connector AUXFAN1~4: Auxiliary Fan Power Connector These fan connectors are not jumpers. DO NOT place jumper caps on these connectors.
1.6.4 Additional Cooling Fan for NB Heatsink
To attach an additional chipset cooling fan for model IN9
Inside the motherboard package you can find a pair of retention clips. These retention clips are used to fasten an additional cooling-fan attached onto the north bridge heatsink to blow away the heatwave radiated from the heatsink. As shown in the photo, you will have to buy an additional three-wire cooling fan in 40x40x10mm size: (You may have to consider the wire length according to which fan power connector you want to connect to.) 1. Power off your system. 2. Put the fan with its airflow direction down on the chipset heatsink. 3. Secure the retention clips. Make sure
not to jam the fan blades.
4. Plug the fan power connector to the three-pin SYSFAN or AUXFAN header. 5. Check to see the fan will not be jiggled. Now you have finished the attachment. To attach an additional chipset cooling fan for model IN9
There are no retention clips provided. There are two screw-holes located at the bottom of the NB heatsink for fan attachment. As shown in the photo, you will have to buy an additional three-wire cooling fan in 40x40x10mm size, and prepare two Machine Screws ( Pan Head M3 x P0.5 x 10 mm) for attachment: (You may have to consider the wire length according to which fan power connector you want to connect to.) 1. Power off your system. Remove the VGA card if you had it already installed on slot PCIEXP1. 2. Attach the fan to the NB heatsink, either with its airflow direction toward or away from the chipset heatsink. 3. Secure the fan with two screws. (Slot PCIEXP1 might be in the way when fastening the screw, please proceed with care.) 4. Plug the fan power connector to the three-pin SYSFAN or AUXFAN header. 5. Now you have finished the attachment.
Pin Assignment (HD AUDIO) MIC2 L AGND MIC2 R AVCC FRO-R MIC2_JD F_IO_SEN FRO-L LINE2_JD
Pin Assignment (AC97 AUDIO) MIC In GND MIC Power NC Line Out (R) NC NC Line Out (L) NC
Driver Configuration for AC97 audio connection: The audio driver is originally configured to support HD Audio. For AC97 audio connection, you may: 1. Right-click the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon in system tray.
Click Audio I/O tab, and then click Connector Settings.
Click Disabled front panel jack detection, and then click OK to confirm.
1.8.7 S/PDIF Output Connection Header
This header provides the S/PDIF output connection to your add-on HDMI VGA card.
Pin 3 4
Pin Assignment VCC (5V) x S/PDIF Out Ground
1.8.8 PCI and PCI Express X1 Slot
Install PCI Express X1 cards into slots PCIE1 and/or PCIE2. Install PCI cards into slots PCI1 and/or PCI2.
1.8.9 Guru Panel Connection Header
This header is reserved for connecting abits exclusive Guru Panel. For more information, please refer to the included Guru Panel Installation Guide.
1.9 Onboard Indicators and Buttons
1.9.1 POST Code Displayer
This is an LED device to display the POST Code, the acronym for Power On Self Test. The computer will execute the POST action whenever you power on the computer. The POST process is controlled by the BIOS. It is used to detect the status of the computers main components and peripherals. Each POST Code corresponds to different checkpoints that are also defined by the BIOS in advance. For example, memory presence test is an important checkpoint and its POST Code is C1. When the BIOS execute any POST item, it will write the corresponding POST Code into the address 80h. If the POST passes, the BIOS will process the next POST item and write the next POST Code into the address 80h. If the POST fails, we can check the POST Code in address 80h to find out where the problem lies. This LED device also displays the POST Code of AC2005, an uGuru chipset developed exclusively by abit. The decimal point lights up during the AC2005 POST action.
See Appendix for both AWARD and AC2005 POST Code definitions.
1.9.2 Power Source Indicators
5VSB/3VSB: This LED lights up when the power supply is connected with power source. VCC: This LED lights up when the system power is on. SLI_PWR1: This LED lights up when the ATX4P1 connector is NOT connected with power.
Use <Space> key to enable system shutdown function. Once the system has detected that the fan speed is lower than the low limit value, system will shutdown automatically. Beep Enable
Use <Space> key to enable warning beeps function. If the fan speed is lower than the low limit value, warning beeps will sound. Low Limit
These items set the low limit of fan speed.
Guru Utility v1.00C ABIT EQ FanEQ Control 1st FanEQ Group Press Enter 2nd FanEQ Group Press Enter
1st FanEQ Group
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu (1st FanEQ Group):
Guru Utility v1.00C ABIT EQ 1st FanEQ Group CPU FanEQ Control Enabled -Reference Temperature CPU Temperature -Control Temperature High 65C/149F -Control Temperature Low 35C/95F -Fan PWM Duty Cycle High 100 % -Fan PWM Duty Cycle Low 30 % SYS FanEQ Control Enabled -Reference Temperature SYS Temperature -Control Temperature High 40C/104F -Control Temperature Low 30C/86F -DC Fan Voltage High 12.0 V -DC Fan Voltage Low 8.0 V AUX1 FanEQ Control Enabled -Reference Temperature SYS Temperature -Control Temperature High 40C/104F -Control Temperature Low 30C/86F -DC Fan Voltage High 12.0 V -DC Fan Voltage Low 8.0 V :Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value
CPU/SYS/AUX1 FanEQ Control When set to [Enabled], these items control the CPU, SYS, and/or AUX1 fan speed by the following setting combinations. Reference Temperature
This item selects the reference point for taking temperature among the available options of CPU, SYS, and PWM Temperature, but there is only one CPU Temperature item to choose for the CPU FanEQ Control.
Control Temperature High/Low
These items set the high and low temperature limit that you want to do the fan speed control. Fan PWM Duty Cycle High/Low
These items set the high and low limit of PWM duty cycle that you want to provide the fan with. DC Fan Voltage High/Low
These items set the high and low voltage limit that you want to provide the fan with. The value of high limit must be set above the one of low limit.
2nd FanEQ Group
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu (2nd FanEQ Group):
Guru ABIT EQ 2nd FanEQ Group AUX2 FanEQ Control -Reference Temperature -Control Temperature High -Control Temperature Low -DC Fan Voltage High -DC Fan Voltage Low AUX3 FanEQ Control AUX4 FanEQ Control Utility V1.00C Enabled SYS Temperature 40C/104F 30C/86F 12.0 V 8.0 V Disabled Disabled Item Help
tRRD tRC tWR tWTR tREF tRFC
Back to Advanced Chipset Features Setup Menu
SLI Broadcast Aperture
Options: [Disabled], [Auto]. LDT Frequency Options: [1X], [2X], [3X], [4X], [5X]. System BIOS Cacheable This item enables or disables caching the system BIOS for faster execution. NVIDIA CPU Ex Select [Enable] when installed with Optimized NVIDIA Ex Graphics Driver. Requires NVIDIA ForceWare Graphics Driver with NVIDIA Ex support.
LinkBoost Select [Enable] to guarantee a higher clock with certified GPU. ECC Control Options: [Disabled], [Auto]. ECC Uncorrectable Options: [Disabled], [No Notify], [MCERR], [NMI], [SCI], [SMI]. ECC Correctable Options: [Disabled], [No Notify], [MCERR], [NMI], [SCI], [SMI].
2.5 Integrated Peripherals
Phoenix AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Integrated Peripherals OnChip IDE/RAID Function Press Enter Init Display First PCI Slot OnChip USB V1.1+V2.0 - USB Keyboard Support OS - USB Mouse Support OS OnChip Audio Controller Auto OnChip LAN1 Controller Auto OnChip LAN2 Controller Auto - OnChip LAN Boot ROM Disabled Onboard FDD Controller Enabled Onboard SATA Controller Enabled - Onboard SATA Mode IDE - SATA Option ROM Enabled Onboard 1394 Controller Enabled Item Help
OnChip IDE/RAID Function
Phoenix AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility OnChip IDE/RAID Device IDE Function Setup Press Enter RAID Configuration Press Enter
IDE Function Setup
Phoenix AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility IDE Function Setup IDE 1 Controller Enabled IDE DMA Transfer Access Enabled OnChip SATA Controllers All Enabled
IDE 1 Controller This item allows you to enable or disable the IDE1 controller. IDE DMA Transfer Access This item selects the DMA mode for devices connected through IDE channels. OnChip SATA Controllers This item enables or disables the onchip SATA controller.
Phoenix AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility RAID Configuration Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled Disabled
x x x x x x
RAID Function - SATA1 RAID - SATA2 RAID - SATA3 RAID - SATA4 RAID - SATA5 RAID - SATA6 RAID
RAID Function This item allows you to enable or disable the RAID function. SATA1 RAID ~ SATA6 RAID
This item allows you to enable or disable the RAID function for each of the SATA 1~6 port individually.
Back to Integrated Peripherals Setup Menu
Init Display First This item allows you to choose the primary display card. OnChip USB This option enables or disables the USB controller. USB Keyboard Support
** PCI Express relative items ** Maximum Payload Size 4096
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. IRQ Resources
Click <Enter> key to enter its submenu: This item sets each system interrupt to either [PCI Device] or [Reserved].
Phoenix AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility IRQ Resources to PCI Device to PCI Device to PCI Device to PCI Device to PCI Device
IRQ-4 IRQ-5 IRQ-7 IRQ-10 IRQ-11
assigned assigned assigned assigned assigned
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop This item determines whether the MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards can work with PCI/VGA or not. [Enabled]: MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards work with PCI/VGA. [Disabled]: MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards do not work with PCI/VGA. Maximum Payload Size This item sets the maximum TLP payload size for the PCI Express devices.
2.8 Load Fail-Safe Defaults
This option loads the BIOS default values for the most stable, minimal-performance system operations.
2.9 Load Optimized Defaults
This option loads the BIOS default values that are factory settings for optimal-performance system operations.
2.10 Set Password
This option protects the BIOS configuration or restricts access to the computer itself.
2.11 Save & Exit Setup
This option saves your selections and exits the BIOS setup menu.
2.12 Exit Without Saving
This option exits the BIOS setup menu without saving any changes.
3. Driver & Utility
The Driver-&-Utility CD that came packed with this motherboard contains drivers, utilities and software applications required for its basic and advanced features. The screen shots in this chapter are snapped from model IN9 32X-MAX. For model IN9 32X, the installation items remain the same, except a different background)
3.1 CD-ROM AUTORUN
To run the CD-ROM automatically: 1. Place the Driver-&-Utility CD into the CD-ROM drive in your system. The following installation auto-run screen appears. If not, browse the root directory of the CD-ROM via the File Manager, and double click the AUTORUN file. Click the item needed for installation. 3. [Drivers]: Click to enter the driver installation menu. [Manual]: Click to enter the users manual menu. [Utility]: Click to enter the utilities installation menu. [abit Utility]: Click to enter the installation menu of utilities exclusively developed by abit. [ [ Browse CD]: Click to browse the contents of this Driver-&-Utility CD. Close]: Click to exit this installation menu.
Driver & Utility
The Windows will automatically search for current and updated software by looking up your computer. When this Found New Hardware Wizard window appears. Click [Cancel] to start the following procedures.
3.2 nVidia nForce Chipset Driver
To install this program: 1. 2. Click on the [Drivers] tab in the installation menu screen. Click the [nVidia nForce Chipset Driver] item. The installation screen appears. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation. Please install this nVidia nForce Chipset Driver first after having installed the Windows operating system.
3.3 Realtek HD Audio Driver
To install this program: 1. 2. 3. Click on the [Drivers] tab in the installation menu screen. Click the [Realtek HD Audio Driver] item. The installation screen appears. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
After restarting the system, right-click the Sound Manager icon located at the desktop shortcut. Click item Sound Manager. The Realtek HD Audio Manager appears.
5. 6. 7.
Click the [Audio I/O] tab. Click the pull down menu to select the channel configuration. Click [OK] button to apply the Audio I/O settings and exit.
3.4 Silicon Image 3132 SATA Driver
This driver provides functionality for the external SATA RAID Controller. This driver installation is necessary for the devices connected through connectors eSATA1.
To install this program: 1. 2. Click on the [Drivers] tab in the installation menu screen. Click the [Silicon Image 3132 SATA Driver] item. The installation screen appears. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
3.5 AirPace Wi-Fi Wireless Driver
This driver provides functionality for the optional AirPace Wi-Fi wireless network adapter. This driver installation appears only when the AirPace Wi-Fi wireless network adapter is connected. Click on the [Drivers] tab in the installation menu screen. Click the [AirPace Wi-Fi Wireless Driver] item. The installation screen appears. Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
To install this program: 1. 2.
3.6 USB 2.0 Driver
There is no need to install this driver for Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4, Windows XP with Service Pack 1, or their later version.
3.7 abit Guru
The abit Guru combined with the optional Guru Panel allows you to access and select system performance of your system while playing games, listening music, browsing Internet or office applications in full screen with no need to stop or close the running application. To install this utility: 1. 2. Click on the [abit Utility] tab in the installation menu screen. Click the [abit uGuru] item. The following screen appears.
Follow the prompts on the screen to complete installation.
Restart the system for the program to take effect.
Execute the uGuru by entering the Windows Menu [Start] [All Programs] [abit] [abit uGuru]. The Guru Utility shows you the status of Voltage, Fan Speed, and Temperature readings as well.
3.8 Build NVRaid Floppy Disk Under Windows Environment
This procedure is necessary if you want to install operating system to a RAID configuration connected among SATA1~SATA6 connectors: 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. Prepare a 3.5 floppy disk drive and connect it to FDC1 connector on this motherboard. Start install operating system. Insert this driver disk into floppy disk drive when the screen instruction prompts you to install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver. Press <F6> key, and then follow the screen instruction to complete the installation. Click on the [abit Utility] tab in the installation menu screen. Click the [Generate NVRaid Floppy Disk[32bit]] item. The installation screen appears.
To create a driver disk:
Insert one blank floppy disk to the selected floppy drive and click [Build].
Click [OK] to finish building the SATA Driver Disk. Click [Exit] to exit this utility.
3.9 Build SIL3132 SATA Floppy Disk Under Windows Environment
This procedure is necessary if you want to install operating system to a SATA configuration connected between eSATA1 connectors: 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. Prepare a 3.5 floppy disk drive and connect it to FDC1 connector on this motherboard. Start install operating system. Insert this driver disk into floppy disk drive when the screen instruction prompts you to install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver. Press <F6> key, and then follow the screen instruction to complete the installation. Click on the [abit Utility] tab in the installation menu screen. Click the [Generate SIL3132 Sata Floppy Disk[32bit]] item. The installation screen appears.
3.10 Build SIL3132 RAID Floppy Disk Under Windows Environment
This procedure is necessary if you want to install operating system to a RAID configuration connected between eSATA1 connectors: 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. Prepare a 3.5 floppy disk drive and connect it to FDC1 connector on this motherboard. Start install operating system. Insert this driver disk into floppy disk drive when the screen instruction prompts you to install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver. Press <F6> key, and then follow the screen instruction to complete the installation. Click on the [abit Utility] tab in the installation menu screen. Click the [Generate SIL3132 Raid Floppy Disk[32bit]] item. The installation screen appears.
3.11 Build A Driver Disk Under DOS Environment
The Driver Disk Maker program bundled in the Driver-&-Utility CD is a utility to build the driver program needed for SATA controller into a floppy disk under DOS environment. This procedure is necessary only for installing Windows operating system to the hard disk connected to eSATA1 or SATA1~SATA6 connector. To create a driver disk: 1. 2. 3. Before starting, connect a 3.5 floppy disk drive to the FDC1 connector, and connect a CD-ROM drive to your motherboard. Prepare a 3.5 floppy disk. After completing all the start-up preparation for hardware setup, power on the system. Enter the BIOS Setup Menu by hitting <Del> key 1. Enter and select the BIOS menu Advanced BIOS Features. Configure the option First Boot Device to CD-ROM 2 drive. Save this selection and exit BIOS setup menu by accessing the BIOS menu Save & Exit Setup. 4. Restart the system. The system will now boot from CD, and enter the ABIT Boot Manager, the following options appear 3:
C1 C3 C0A 0E 18 1B 1D 1F 24
29 2B 2D 3C 3E 47 49
5B 5D 69 6B 6D 6F 75
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) Clear password according to H/W jumper (Optional) Display number of processors (multi-processor platform) Display PnP logo Early ISA PnP initialization -Assign CSN to every ISA PnP device Initialize the combined Trend Anti-Virus code (Optional Feature) Show message for entering AWDFLASH.EXE from FDD (optional) 1. Initialize Init_Onboard_Super_IO 2. Initialize Init_Onbaord_AUDIO Okay to enter Setup utility; i.e. not until this POST stage can users enter the CMOS setup utility Reset keyboard if Early_Reset_KB is not defined Initialize PS/2 Mouse Prepare memory size information for function call: INT 15h ax=E820h Turn on L2 cache Program chipset registers according to items described in Setup & Auto-configuration table 1. Assign resources to all ISA PnP devices 2. Auto assign ports to onboard COM ports if the corresponding item in Setup is set to AUTO 1. Initialize floppy controller 2. Set up floppy related fields in 40:hardware Detect & install all IDE devices: HDD, LS120, ZIP, CDROM
7A 7C 7F
(Optional Feature) Enter AWDFLASH.EXE if: -AWDFLASH is found in floppy drive -ALT+F2 is pressed Detect serial ports & parallel ports. Detect & install co-processor Init HDD write protect Switch back to text mode if full screen logo is supported -If errors occur, report errors & wait for keys -If no errors occur or F1 key is pressed to continue: Clear EPA or customization logo E8POST.ASM starts 1. Call chipset power management hook 2. Recover the text font used by EPA logo (not for full screen logo) 3. If password is set, ask for password Save all data in stack back to CMOS Initialize ISA PnP boot devices 1. USB final Initialization 2. Switch screen back to text mode NET PC: Build SYSID Structure 1. Assign IRQs to PCI devices 2. Set up ACPI table at top of the memory. 1. Invoke all ISA adapter ROMs 2. Invoke all PCI ROMs (except VGA) 1. Enable/Disable Parity Check according to CMOS setup 2. APM Initialization Clear noise of IRQs Read HDD boot sector information for Trend Anti-Virus code 1. Enable L2 cache 2. Program Daylight Saving 3. Program boot up speed 4. Chipset final initialization. 5. Power management final initialization 6. Clear screen & display summary table 7. Program K6 write allocation 8. Program P6 class write combining Update keyboard LED & typematic rate 1. Build MP table 2. Build & update ESCD 3. Set CMOS century to 20h or 19h 4. Load CMOS time into DOS timer tick 5. Build MSIRQ routing table Boot attempt (INT 19h)
Q: How to get a quick response for my request on technical support? A: Please carry out a simple troubleshooting before sending Technical Support Form: System boot-up fails after the system had been assembled: Check the motherboards supporting specifications first to see if all the key components attached in your system can meet. To do so, you may: Remove all the unnecessary add-on devices (except the CPU, VGA card, DRAM, and Power Supply), and then reboot. If the trouble still exists, try another VGA card of different brand/model to see if the system will start. If the trouble still exists, try another memory module of different brand/model. If the trouble still exists, try another CPU and Power Supply.
If the system runs successfully, shut it down and start re-installing the interface cards and devices that were previously installed in the system. Re-install and start the system one at a time until the system wont start. Malfunction in the OS: If the system hangs after resuming from S3 or some testing program, if the CPU cannot be recognized properly, if the display resolution mixed, or if a certain program cannot be executed, etc, you may: Upgrade the motherboards latest BIOS version. Upgrade the add-on devices latest driver version. Check if there is any conflict in the Control Panel/System Properties.
Q: How to fill in the Technical Support Form? A: To fill in this Technical Support Form, please refer to the following instructions: Region: Type in your country name. E-mail: Type in your contact E-mail information. First name: Type in your first name. Last name: Type in your last name. Subject: Type in the model name and the problem of your motherboard. Example 1: AA8XE and SCSI 29160 malfunction Example 2: AA8XE boot fails, POST code AF Example 3: AA8XE (system hang when S3 resume) Motherboard: Type in the model name and revision number of your motherboard. Example: AA8XE REV: 1.00 BIOS Version: Type in the BIOS version of your motherboard. (You can find it on the screen during the POST sequence.) CPU: Type in the brand name and the speed (MHz) of your CPU. (Illustrate the over-clocking status if you had done so.) Example: Intel 650 3.4GHz (OC FSB=220MHz) Memory brand: Type in the brand and model name of your memory module. Example: Memory brand: Kingston (KVR533D2N4/1G) Memory size: Type in the size of your memory module. Example: 512M* 4PCS IN9 32X/IN9 32X -MAX
Memory configuration: Type in the memory configuration in BIOS setting. Example: Memory Timing: 2.5-3-3-7 @533MHz Graphics information: Note Graphics cards brand, model and driver version Graphics card: Type in the brand and model name of your graphics card. Example: ATI RADEON X850 XT PE Graphics driver version: Type in the driver version of your graphics card Example: Catalyst 5.12V Power supply maker: Type in the brand and model name of your power supply unit. Power supply wattage: Type in the power wattage of your power supply unit. Storage devices: Type in the brand and specifications of your HDD drive and quantity. Specify if it was inserted on IDE (Master or Slave) or SATA ports, including the RAID allocation status. Example 1: WD Caviar WD600 60GB (on IDE2 master), Maxtor DiamondMax 10 SATA 300GB (on SATA 3) Example 2: Maxtor DiamondMax 10 SATA 300GB *2 (on SATA 3, SATA 4 RAID 1) Optical devices: Type in the brand and specifications of your optical drives and quantity. Specify if it was inserted on IDE (Master or Slave) or SATA ports. Other devices: Indicate which add-on cards or USB devices you are absolutely sure relate to the problem. If you cannot identify the problems origin, indicate all the add-on cards or USB devices inserted on your system. Example: AHA 29160 (on PCI 2), Sandisk Cruzer mini 256MB USB Flash-disk. Operating system: Indicate which OS and language version Example: Microsoft Windows XP SP2, English version Example: Microsoft Media Center Edition 2005, Korean version Problem description: Describe the problem of your system configuration. Indicate the steps to duplicate problem if possible. See the next page for a blank Technical Support Form, or visit our website to fill in the form on line (http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/contact/technical.php).
Q. Is the motherboard dead? Do I need to return it to where I bought from or go through an RMA process? A: After you have gone through the troubleshooting procedures, yet the problem still exists, or you find an evident damage on the motherboard, please contact our RMA center. (http://www2.abit.com.tw/page/en/contact/index.php?pFUN_KEY=18000&pTITLE_IMG)
5.2.2 Technical Support Form
Region: E-mail: First name: Last Name: Subject: Motherboard: BIOS Version: CPU: Memory brand: Memory size: Memory configuration: Graphics card: Graphics driver version: Power supply maker: Power supply wattage: Storage devices: Optical devices: Other devices: Operating system: Problem description:
5.2.3 Contact Information
Taiwan Head Office Universal ABIT Co., Ltd. No. 323, Yang Guang St., Neihu, Taipei, 114, Taiwan Tel: 886-2-8751-3380 Fax: 886-2-8751-3381 Sales: firstname.lastname@example.org Marketing: email@example.com North America, South America Universal ABIT (USA) Corporation 2901 Bayview Drive, Fremont, CA 94538, U.S.A. Tel: 1-510-623-0500 Fax: 1-510-623-1092 Website: http://www.abit-usa.com Latin America: firstname.lastname@example.org
Austria, Czech, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia, Slovenia Universal ABIT Austria Computer GmbH Schmalbachstrasse 5, A-2201 Gerasdorf / Wien, Austria Tel: 43-1-7346709 Fax: 43-1-7346713 Contact: email@example.com Website: http://www.abit-austria.at Shanghai Universal ABIT (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. FL 19 Xuhui Yuan BLOG NO.1089 ZhongShan s 2 RD, ShangHai 200030 The People's Republic of China Tel: (86-21) 54102211 Fax: (86-21) 54104791 Website: http://www.abit.com.cn
RMA Center: http://rma.abit-usa.com UK, Ireland Universal ABIT UK Co. Ltd. Unit 3, 24-26 Boulton Road, Stevenage, Herts SG1 4QX, United Kingdom Tel: 44-1438-228888 Fax: 44-1438-226333 For technical support and RMA return: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Germany and Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland Universal ABIT NL B.V. Jan van Riebeeckweg 15, 5928LG, Venlo, The Netherlands Tel: 31-77-3204428 Fax: 31-77-3204420 Chamber of Commerce Venlo number 12062448
Poland Universal ABIT Poland (Rep. office) Strzegomska 310/2, 54-432 Wroclaw Tel: +48-71-718-12-39 Fax: +48-71-718-12-38 Contact: Grzegorz Morgiel Turkey Universal ABIT Turkey (Rep. office) Tel: Iran Universal ABIT (Rep. office) No.50, Valiasr Computer Center, Valiasr St. Tehran Iran
Tel: 98-21-88944287 Fax: 98-21-88941655 Contact: Alireza Khoshdel
Socket LGA775, Intel P35, PCIe x16, SATAII 300, RAID, GbE NIC, Firewire, USB 2.0, Audio, S/P DIF, DDR3 1333, Dual Channel Socket LGA 775, Intel X48 Chipset, FSB 1600/1333/1066/800MHz, SATA 300, Dual Channel, USB 2.0, Audi Socket LGA 775, Intel X48, FSB 1600/1333/1066/800, DDR2 Dual Channel, Audio, SATA II, RAID, USB 2.0
Socket LGA 775, Intel X48, FSB US$ 1600/1333/1066/800MHz, Dual Channel DDR3, USB 2.0, Audio, SATA, RAID Socket LGA775 with integrated Atom 230 (1.60 GHz, US$ 512KB Cache, 533 MHz FSB), Intel 945GC, VGA, NIC, 4-ch Audio, 4x USB 2.0, DDR2-667 support [BULK] Socket LGA775, Intel 945GC, FSB 1066, PCIe X16, VGA, GbE NIC, 6-ch Audio, 4x USB 2.0, DDR2-667 support, Intel Core2 Duo support [BULK] Socket LGA775, Intel 945GC, FSB 1066, VGA, NIC, 4ch Audio, 4x USB 2.0, DDR2-667 support, Intel Core2 Duo support [BULK] Socket LGA775, Intel G31, FSB 1333, VGA, NIC, 4-ch Audio, 4x USB 2.0, DDR2-800 support, Intel Core2 Duo/ Core2 Quad support [BULK] Socket LGA775, Intel G31, FSB 1333, PCIe X16, VGA, GbE NIC, 6-ch Audio, 4x USB 2.0, DDR2-800 support, Intel Core2 Duo/ Core2 Quad support [BULK] Socket LGA775, Intel G35, FSB 1333, PCIe X16, DVI+VGA, GbE NIC, 6-ch Audio, 6x USB 2.0, Firewire, DDR2-800 support, Intel Core2 Duo/ Core2 Quad support Socket LGA775, Intel G35, FSB 1333, PCIe X16, DVI+VGA, GbE NIC, 6-ch Audio, 6x USB 2.0, Firewire, DDR2-800 support, Intel Core2 Duo/ Core2 Quad support [BULK] Socket LGA775, Intel G43, FSB 1333, PCIe X16, DVI+VGA, GbE NIC, 6-ch Audio, 12x USB 2.0, Firewire, DDR2-800 support, Intel Core2 Duo/ Core2 Quad support Socket LGA775, Intel G45, FSB 1333, PCIe X16, HDMI+DVI, GbE NIC, 8-ch Audio, RAID, 6x USB 2.0, Firewire, DDR2-800 support, Intel Core2 Duo/ Core2 Quad support Socket LGA775, Intel G45, FSB 1333, PCIe X16, HDMI+DVI, GbE NIC, 8-ch Audio, RAID, 6x USB 2.0, Firewire, DDR2-800 support, Intel Core2 Duo/ Core2 Quad support [BULK] Socket LGA775, Intel P43, FSB 1333, PCIe X16, GbE NIC, 6-ch Audio, 12x USB 2.0, Firewire, DDR2-800 support, Intel Core2 Duo/ Core2 Quad support US$
|Compatible Processors||Pentium 4, Pentium D, Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Extreme, Core 2 Quad|
|Processor Socket||LGA775 Socket|
|Multi-Core Support||Dual-Core / Quad-core|
|Chipset Type||NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI|
|Max Bus Speed||1333 MHz|
|Storage Controller||ATA-133, Serial ATA-300 (RAID), eSATA port|
|Installed Qty (Max Supported)||0 ( 1 )|
|Supported RAM Technology||DDR2 SDRAM|
|Supported RAM Integrity Check||Non-ECC, ECC|
|Supported RAM (Registered or Buffered)||Unbuffered|
|RAM Installed ( Max )||0 MB / 32 GB (max)|
|Supported RAM Speed||PC2-6400|
|RAM Features||Dual channel memory architecture|
|Audio Output||Sound card|
|Sound Output Mode||7.1 channel surround|
|Compliant Standards||High Definition Audio|
|Telecom / Networking|
|Networking||Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet|
|Hardware Features||µGuru, ABIT SilentOTES|
|Expansion / Connectivity|
|Expansion Slot(s)||1 PCI Express x16 ( x8 mode ) 2 PCI Express x16 1 PCI Express x1 2 PCI 4 memory - DIMM 240-pin 1 processor - LGA775 Socket|
|Storage Interfaces||Serial ATA-300 - connector(s): 6 x 7pin Serial ATA - 6 device(s) - RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 0+1 / RAID 5 / JBOD ATA-133 - connector(s): 1 x 40pin IDC - 2 device(s) Silicon Image SiI3132 : Serial ATA-300 - connector(s): 2 x 7pin external SATA - 2 device(s)|
|Interfaces||2 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 1 x mouse - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) 1 x keyboard - generic - 6 pin mini-DIN (PS/2 style) 1 x audio - SPDIF input 1 x audio - SPDIF output 4 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A 1 x audio - line-in - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x audio - line-out - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5 mm 1 x audio - line-out (center/subwoofer) - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x audio - line-out (rear/right surround) - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x audio - line-in - 4 pin MPC 1 x storage - floppy interface - 34 pin IDC|
|Additional Connectors (Optional)||2 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire), 6 x Hi-Speed USB|
|Certified for Windows Vista||Certified for Windows Vista software and devices have undergone compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better performance and enhanced security.|
|Universal Product Identifiers|
|Part Numbers||IN9 32X-MAX WIFI, IN932X-MAX|
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