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3.3 Advanced BIOS Features..3-3 3.4 Advanced Chipset Features...3-3 3.5 Integrated Peripherals...3-4 3.6 Power Management Setup..3-4 3.7 PnP/PCI Configurations...3-5 3.8 PC Health Status...3-5 3.9 Load Fail-Safe Defaults...3-6 3.10 Load Optimized Defaults...3-6 3.11 Set Password....3-6 3.12 Save & Exit Setup...3-6 3.13 Exit Without Saving...3-6
4. Driver & Utility CD.. 4-1 5. Appendix... 5-1
5.1 Troubleshooting (How to Get Technical Support?).5-1 5.1.1 Q & A...5-1 5.1.2 Technical Support Form..5-4 5.1.3 UNIVERSAL ABIT Contact Information..5-5

1. Introduction

1.1 Features & Specifications
Supports Socket MProcessor with 2GHz system bus using Hyper Transport Technology Supports AMD CPU Cool n Quiet Technology

Chipset

KN9 SLI: NVIDIA MCP55P Chipset KN9 Ultra: NVIDIA MCP55Ultra Chipset KN9S: NVIDIA MCP55S Chipset

Memory

Four 240-pin DIMM slots Supports Dual Channel DDRUn-buffered ECC/Non-ECC memory Supports maximum memory capacity up to 8GB

ABIT Engineered

SoftMenu Technology CPU ThermalGuard Technology Silent OTES Technology
NVIDIA SLI Technology (For model KN9 SLI only)
Two PCI-Express X16 slots support NVIDIA Scalable Link Interface

SATA 3Gb/s RAID

Supports 6 ports NV SATA 3Gb/s RAID 0/1/0+1/5/JBOD (For model KN9 SLI and KN9 Ultra only) Supports 4 ports NV SATA 3Gb/s RAID 0/1/0+1/JBOD (For model KN9S only)

GbE LAN

Dual NVIDIA Gigabit Ethernet (For model KN9 SLI and KN9 Ultra only) NVIDIA Gigabit Ethernet (For model KN9S only)
IEEE 1394 (For model KN9 SLI and KN9 Ultra only)
Supports 2 Ports IEEE 1394a at 400Mb/s transfer rate
Onboard 7.1 CH HD Audio CODEC Supports auto jack sensing Supports optical S/PDIF Out (For model KN9 SLI and KN9 Ultra only)

Expansion Slots

KN9 SLI: 2x PCI-E X16 slots 2x PCI-E X1 slots 2x PCI slots KN9 Ultra, KN9S: 1x PCI-E X16 slot 3x PCI-E X1 slots 2x PCI slots

Internal I/O Connectors

1x 1x 4x 6x 3x 2x Floppy port UDMA 133/100/66/33 connector SATA (SATA1 ~ SATA4) connectors (For model KN9S only) SATA (SATA1 ~ SATA6) connectors (For model KN9 SLI and KN9 Ultra only) USB 2.0 headers IEEE1394a headers (For model KN9 SLI and KN9 Ultra only)

Rear Panel I/O

ABIT Silent OTES 1x PS/2 Keyboard connector 1x PS/2 Mouse connector 1 x S/PDIF Out (For model KN9 SLI and KN9 Ultra only) 1x Audio Connector (Surround-Left / Surround-Right, Rear-Left / Rear-Right, Center/Subwoofer, Mic-In, Line-In, Line-Out) 1x RJ-45 Gigabit LAN (LAN1) port (For model KN9S only) 2x RJ-45 Gigabit LAN (LAN1, LAN2) ports (For model KN9 SLI and KN9 Ultra only) 4x USB 2.0 ports

Miscellaneous

ATX form factor (305mm x 245mm) Specifications and information contained herein are subject to change without notice.

1.2 Motherboard Layout

1.2.1 KN9 SLI

1.2.2 KN9 Ultra

1.2.3 KN9S

2. Hardware Setup

In this chapter we will elaborate all the information you need upon installing this motherboard to your computer system. 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.
Unless stated additionally, the motherboard layout in this chapter relies mainly on KN9 SLI.
2.1 Choosing a Computer Chassis
This motherboard carries an ATX form factor of 305 x 245 mm. Choose a chassis big enough to install this motherboard. As some features for this motherboard are implemented by cabling connectors on the motherboard to indicators and switches or buttons on the chassis, make sure your chassis supports all the features required. If there is possibility of adopting some more hard drives, make sure your chassis has sufficient power and space for them. Most chassis have alternatives for I/O shield located at the rear panel. Make sure the I/O shield of the chassis matches the I/O port configuration of this motherboard. You can find an I/O shield specifically designed for this motherboard in its package.
2.2 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. use studs, or 2. use spacers In principle, the best way to attach the board is to use 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.

To install this motherboard: 1. Locate all the screw holes on the motherboard and the chassis base. 2. Place all the studs or spacers needed on the chassis base and have them tightened. 3. Face the motherboards I/O ports toward the chassiss rear panel. 4. Line up all the motherboards screw holes with those studs or spacers on the chassis. 5. 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.
2.3 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.
Face the chassiss rear panel. OPEN
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
2.3.1 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. 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. Power off the system and disconnect with AC power source. 2. 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. 3. Power on the system. 4. For incorrect CPU ratio/clock settings in the BIOS, press <Del> key to enter the BIOS setup menu right after powering on system. 5. Set the CPU operating speed back to its default or an appropriate value. 6. Save and exit the BIOS setup menu.
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. Power off the system and disconnect with AC power source. 2. Remove the exhausted battery. 3. Insert a new CR2032 or equivalent battery. Pay attention to its polarity. The + side is its positive polarity. 4. Connect AC power source and power on the system. 5. 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.

2.3.2 Wake-up Headers

These headers use a jumper cap to enable/disable the wake-up function.
PS2-PWR1: Pin 1-2 shorted (Default): Disable wake-up function support at Keyboard/Mouse port. Pin 2-3 shorted: 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. FP-PWR1: 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. FP-PWR2: 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. FP-PWR3: 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.
2.4 Connecting Chassis Components
2.4.1 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.
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. ATX 12V 4-Pin Power Connector: This connector supplies power to CPU. The system will not start without connecting power to this one. Auxiliary 12V Power Connector: This connector provides an auxiliary power source for devices added on PCI Express slots.
2.4.2 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 to connect these headers. A wrong orientation will only cause 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.

2.4.3 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 AUXFAN1~2: Auxiliary Fan Power Connector
These fan connectors are not jumpers. DO NOT place jumper caps on these connectors.

2.5 Installing Hardware

DO NOT scratch the motherboard when installing hardware. An accidentally scratch of a tiny surface-mount component may seriously damage the motherboard.

2.5.1 CPU Socket AM2

DO NOT touch or bend the delicate pins on the CPU whenever you are holding it.
The installation procedures vary with different types of CPU fan-and-heatsink assembly. The one shown here is served for DEMO only. For detailed information on how to install the one you bought, refer to its installation guidelines. 1. Pull out the socket lever away from the socket and fully lift it up over 90-degree angle. Locate and align the triangle mark with both the CPU and the socket body. Vertically place the CPU with its pin-side down into the socket. Be careful to insert the CPU into the socket. The CPU only fits in one orientation with the socket. DO NOT force the CPU into the socket. 2. After placing the CPU into position, push the socket lever down into its locked position to secure the CPU. The lever clicks when its locked into position.
3. The heatsink for CPU may have thermal interface material attached to its bottom. If not, applying a few squeeze of thermal paste to the CPU die will help to increase the contact.
4. 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.
5. On the other side, push the retention clip straight down to lock into the plastic lug on the retention frame.
6. Connect the CPU cooling fan power cable to the CPUFAN1 connector on this motherboard.
The motherboard in this illustration is served for DEMO only, may not be the same type or model as the one described in this users manual. A higher fan speed will be helpful for better airflow and heat-dissipation. Nevertheless, stay alert to touch any heatsink since the high temperature generated by the working system is still possible.

2.5.2 DDR2 Memory Slots

This motherboard provides four 240-pin DIMM slots for Dual Channel DDRmemory modules with memory expansion size up to 8GB.

The following illustration is served for DEMO only. All the devices, including the motherboard, the graphics cards, the SLI Bridge Connector, or the SLI bracket, may not be exactly the same type, shape, or model as the one you bought. 1. Insert the two graphics cards into PCIEXP1 and PCIEXP2 slots on the motherboard.
2. There are goldfingers on your SLI Graphics Cards reserved for the SLI Bridge Connector.
3. Locate the SLI Bridge Connector in the package.
4. Insert the SLI Bridge Connector into the SLI goldfingers on each graphics card.
5. The SLI bracket included in the package is used for supporting the SLI bridge connector and the two SLI graphics cards.
6. Insert the SLI bracket into the bracket slot between the graphics cards. Secure the SLI bracket and the graphics cards to the chassis with screws.
2.6 Connecting Peripheral Devices
2.6.1 Floppy and IDE Disk Drive Connectors
The FDC1 connector connects up to two floppy drives with a 34-wire, 2-connector floppy cable. Connect the single end at the longer length of ribbon cable to the FDC1 on the board, the two connectors on the other end to the floppy disk drives connector. Generally you need only one floppy disk drive in your system. The red line on the ribbon cable must be aligned with pin-1 on both the FDC1 port and the floppy connector. Each of the IDE port connects up to two IDE drives at Ultra ATA/100 mode by one 40-pin, 80-conductor, and 3-connector Ultra ATA/66 ribbon cables. Connect the single end (blue connector) at the longer length of ribbon cable to the IDE port of this board, the other two ends (gray and black connector) at the shorter length of the ribbon cable to the connectors of your hard drives.
Make sure to configure the Master and Slave relation before connecting two drives by one single ribbon cable. The red line on the ribbon cable must be aligned with pin-1 on both the IDE port and the hard-drive connector.
2.6.2 Serial ATA Connectors
Each SATA connector serves as one single channel to connect one SATA device by a thin SATA cable. The RAID 0/1/0+1/5/JBOD configuration is also possible through the combination of disk arrays through these SATA connectors: Both SATA 5 and SATA 6 are available only for models KN9 SLI and KN9 Ultra.

To connect SATA device: 1. Attach either end of the signal cable to the SATA connector on motherboard. Attach the other end to SATA device. 2. Attach the SATA power cable to the SATA device and connect the other end from the power supply.
2.6.3 Additional USB 2.0 Port Headers
Besides the 4x USB 2.0 ports located at rear I/O part, this motherboard also features 3x more USB 2.0 headers onboard. Each header supports 2x additional USB 2.0 ports by connecting bracket or cable to the rear I/O panel or the front-mounted USB ports of your chassis.

Pin 5 7

Pin Assignment VCC Data0 Data0 + Ground

Pin 10

Pin Assignment VCC Data1 Data1 + Ground NC
Make sure the connecting cable bears the same pin assignment.
2.6.4 Additional IEEE1394 Port Headers
Each header supports 1x additional IEEE1394 port by connecting bracket or cable to the rear I/O panel or the front-mounted IEEE1394 port of your chassis. The IEEE1394 Port Headers are available only for models KN9 SLI and KN9 Ultra.
Pin Assignment TPA0 + Ground TPB0 + +12V
Pin Assignment TPA0 Ground TPB0 +12V Ground
2.6.5 Internal Audio Connectors
This connector connects to the audio output of internal CD-ROM drive or add-on card.
2.6.6 Front Panel Audio Connection Header
This header provides the front panel connection for HD (High Definition) Audio, yet for AC97 Audio CODEC connection, you must carefully check the pin assignment before connecting from the front panel module. An incorrect connection may cause malfunction or even damage the motherboard. Please do not connect the Ground cable or USB VCC cable from the front panel module to the Pin 4 AVCC of this header.
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 in system tray. Manager icon
2. Click Audio I/O tab, and then click Connector Settings.
3. Click Disabled front panel jack detection, and then click OK to confirm.
2.6.7 PCI Express X1 Add-on Slots
These slots provide the connection of add-on cards that comply with PCI Express specifications. KN9 SLI: PCIE1 ~ PCIE2 KN9 Ultra, KN9S: PCIE1 ~ PCIE3

KN9 Ultra, KN9S

KN9 SLI

2.6.8 PCI Add-on Slots

These slots provide the connection of add-on cards that comply with PCI specifications.
2.7 Onboard Status Display
2.7.1 Power Source Indicators
These indicators work as a reminding device to display the power status of this motherboard with power source connected. 5VSB: This LED lights up when the power supply is connected with power source. VCC: This LED lights up when the system power is on.

2.8 Connecting I/O Devices
Mouse: Connects to PS/2 mouse. Keyboard: Connects to PS/2 keyboard. Silent OTES: The Silent OTES (Silent Outside Thermal Exhaust System) is a device specifically designed to silently cool the motherboard's North Bridge chipset. (Keep the area for outgoing heat wave open.) OPT-OUT1: This connector provides an S/PDIF-Out connection through optical fiber to digital multimedia devices. (For model KN9 SLI and KN9 Ultra only) AUDIO1: S.L./S.R. (Surround Left / Surround Right): Connects to the surround left and surround right channel in the 7.1 channel audio system. Cen./Sub. (Center / Subwoofer): Connects to the center and subwoofer channel in the 7.1 channel audio system. R.L./R.R. (Rear Left / Rear Right): Connects to the rear left and rear right channel in the 7.1 channel audio system. Line-In: Connects to the line out from external audio sources. Line-Out: Connects to the front left and front right channel in the 7.1-channel or regular 2-channel audio system. Mic-In: Connects to the plug from external microphone.
LAN1: Connects to Local Area Network. LAN2: Connects to Local Area Network. (For model KN9 SLI and KN9 Ultra only) USB1/USB2: Connects to USB devices such as scanner, digital speakers, monitor, mouse, keyboard, hub, digital camera, joystick etc.

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 AwardBIOS COMS Setup Utility SoftMenu Setup Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Advanced Chipset Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations Esc : Quit F10 : Save & Exit Setup : Select Item (NF-MCP55-6A61JA1AC-00) PC Health Status
Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Password Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving

Change CPUs Clock & Voltage 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 with what you see on your screen.

3.1 SoftMenu Setup

This option configures the CPUs clock and voltage. Phoenix AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility SoftMenu Setup AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ Frequency : 2412MHz CPU Operating Speed X - CPU External Clock(MHz) X - Multiplier Factor X - PCIe Clock Voltages Control - CPU Core Voltage - DDR RAM Voltage - DDR Ref Voltage - MCP55P Voltage - HyperTransport Voltage Default 200.0 x12 100MHz Default 1.300 V 1.80 V Default 1.20V 1.20V

Item Help

X X X X X
:Move Enter:Select +/-/PU/PD:Value F10:Save ESC:Exit F1:General Help F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults
3.2 Standard CMOS Features
This option configures the time, date, and hard disk type, etc. Phoenix AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Standard CMOS Features Date (mm:dd:yy) Fri. May Time (hh:mm:ss) 23 : 59 : 59 IDE IDE IDE IDE IDE IDE IDE IDE Channel Channel Channel Channel Channel Channel Channel Channel Master Slave Master Master Master Master Master Master None None None None None None None None 1.44M, 3.5 in. Disabled All, But keyboard 640K 523264K 524288K
Drive A Floppy 3 Mode Support Halt On Base Memory Extended Memory Total Memory
3.3 Advanced BIOS Features
This option configures the boot sequence. Phoenix AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Advanced BIOS Features Quick Power on Self Test Enabled Hard Disk Boot Priority Press Enter First Boot Device Floppy Second Boot Device Hard Disk Third Boot Device CDROM Boot Other Device Enabled Boot Up Floppy Seek Disabled Boot Up NumLock Status On Security Option Setup MPS Version Ctrl For OS 1.4 Delay IDE Initial(Secs) 0 Full Screen LOGO Show Enabled
3.4 Advanced Chipset Features
This option configures the DRAM timing. Phoenix AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Advanced Chipset Features K8<->MCP55 HT Speed Auto K8<->MCP55 HT Width DRAM Configuration Press Enter HT Spread Spectrum Disabled SSE/SSE2 Instructions Enabled Init Display First PCIEx-Master System BIOS Cacheable Enabled
3.5 Integrated Peripherals
This option configures onboard device control. Phoenix AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Integrated Peripherals On-Chip IDE/RAID Function Press Enter OnChip USB V1.1+V2.0 - USB Keyboard Support via OS - USB Mouse Support via OS On-Chip Audio Controller Auto On-Chip LAN1 Controller Auto On-Chip LAN Boot ROM Disabled MAC Media Interface Pin Strap On-Chip LAN2 Controller Auto Onboard 1394 Controller Enabled Onboard FDD Controller Enabled

3.6 Power Management Setup
This option configures the power management. Phoenix AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Power Management Setup ACPI Suspend Type S3(Suspend-To-RAM) - USB Resume from S3 Disabled Power Button Function Instant-Off Wake Up by PME# of PCI Disabled Wake Up by OnChip LAN Disabled Wake Up by Alarm Disabled - Date of Month Alarm 0 - Time(hh:mm:ss) Alarm 0 : 0 : 0 AMD K8 CoolnQuiet Control Auto POWER ON Function Button Only - KB Power ON Password Enter - Hot Key Power ON Ctrl-F1 Restore on AC Power Loss Power Off

X X X X

3.7 PnP/PCI Configurations
This option configures the IRQ settings, latency timers, etc. Phoenix AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility PnP/PCI Configurations Resources Controlled By Auto(ESCD) x IRQ Resources Press Enter PCI/VGA Palette Snoop Disbaled
** PCI Express relative items ** Maximum Payload Size 4096

3.8 PC Health Status

This option displays CPU/system temperature, fan speed, and voltage. Phoenix AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility PC Health Status Shutdown Temperature 95C/203F CPU Warning Temperature 80C/176F FAN Fail Alarm Selectable Disabled CPU FANEQ Control Enabled - FanEQ Target Temperature 55C/131F - FanEQ Temp. Tolerance 5C/ 41F - FanEQ Start Control 80% - FanEQ Stop Control 50% CPU Temperature 35C/ 95F System Temperature 29C/ 84F PWM Temperature 33C/ 91F CPU FAN Speed 5625 RPM SYS FAN Speed 0 RPM AUX1 FAN Speed O RPM AUX2 FAN Speed O RPM CPU Core Voltage 1.36 V DDRII Voltage 1.79 V ATX +3.3V 3.31 V DDRII VTT Voltage 0.88 V PCIE Voltage 1.50 V ATX +12V 13.06 V ATX +5V 5.13 V
3.9 Load Fail-Safe Defaults
This option loads the BIOS default values for the most stable, minimal-performance system operations.
3.10 Load Optimized Defaults
This option loads the BIOS default values that are factory settings for optimal-performance system operations.

3.11 Set Password

This option protects the BIOS configuration or restricts access to the computer itself.
3.12 Save & Exit Setup
This option saves your selections and exits the BIOS setup menu.

3.13 Exit Without Saving

This option exits the BIOS setup menu without saving any changes.
4. Driver & Utility CD

The Driver & Utility CD that came packed with this motherboard contains drivers, utilities and software applications required for its basic and advanced features. 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.
[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 on this tab to enter the menu for installing utilities exclusively developed by ABIT. [ [ Browse CD]: Click to browse the contents of this Driver & Utility CD. Close]: Click to exit this installation menu.

5. Appendix

5.1 Troubleshooting (How to Get Technical Support?)

5.1.1 Q & A

Q: Do I need to clear the CMOS before I use a new motherboard to assemble my new computer system? A: Yes, we highly recommend that you clear the CMOS before installing a new motherboard. Please move the CMOS jumper from its default 1-2 position to 2-3 for a few seconds, and then back. When you boot up your system for the first time, follow the instructions in the user's manual to load the optimized defaults. Q: If my system hangs when I update the BIOS or set the wrong CPU parameters, what should I do? A: Whenever you update the BIOS or if the system hangs due to wrong CPU parameters setting, always clear CMOS jumper before booting up again. Q: Why does the system fail to boot up again right after a mechanical power-off? A: Please keep a 30-second interval between each mechanical power On/Off. Q: Why does the system fail to boot up and nothing displays on the screen after I did some over-clocking or non-standard settings inside the BIOS? A: It should not cause hardware or permanent damage to motherboard when BIOS settings were changed from default to over-clocking or non-standard status. We suggest the following three troubleshooting methods to discharge CMOS data, recover the hardware default status, and then making the motherboard work again. There is no need to bother returning the motherboard to where you bought it from or go through an RMA process. Step 1.Switch off the power supply unit and then switch it on again after one minute. If there is no power-switch on the power supply unit, disconnect its power cord for one minute and then reconnect. Press and hold the <Insert> key on the keyboard, and press the power-on button to boot up system. If it works, release the <Insert> key and hit <Del> key to enter the BIOS setup page to apply the correct settings. If the situation remains the same, repeat the procedures in Step 1 for three times, or try Step 2. Step 2.Switch off the power supply unit or disconnect the power cord. Open the chassis cover. Locate the CCMOS jumper near the button battery. Change the jumper position from default 1-2 to 2-3 for one minute to discharge the CMOS data, and then put it back to default 1-2 position. Close the chassis and switch on the power supply unit or plug in the power cord. Press the power-on button to boot up system. If it works, hit <Del> key to enter the BIOS setup page to do the correct settings. If the situation remains the same, try Step 3.

Step 3.The same procedure as Step 2, but while discharging the CMOS data, pull out the ATX power connectors from motherboard and remove the button battery during CMOS discharge. 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 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 that you absolutely sure are related 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 had 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)
5.1.2 Technical Support Form
Country: 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:
5.1.3 UNIVERSAL ABIT Contact Information
Taiwan Head Office UNIVERSAL ABIT Co., Ltd. No. 323, Yang Guang St., Neihu, Taipei, 114, Taiwan Tel: 886-2-8751-8888 Fax: 886-2-8751-3382 North America, South America ABIT Computer (U.S.A.) 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 RMA Center: http://rma.abit-usa.com U.K., Ireland ABIT Computer (U.K.) Corporation Ltd. Unit 3, 24-26 Boulton Road, Stevenage, Herts SG1 4QX, U.K. Tel: 44-1438-228888 Fax: 44-1438-226333 Austria, Czech, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia Asguard Computer Ges.m.b.H Schmalbachstrasse 5, A-2201 Gerasdorf / Wien, Austria Tel: 43-1-7346709 Fax: 43-1-7346713 Germany and Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland AMOR Computer B.V. (ABIT's European Office) Jan van Riebeeckweg 15, 5928LG, Venlo, The Netherlands Tel: 31-77-3204428 Fax: 31-77-3204420 Shanghai ABIT Computer (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. Tel: 86-21-6235-1829 Fax: 86-21-6235-1832 Website: http://www.abit.com.cn Poland ABIT Computer (Poland) Co. Ltd. Przedstawicielstwo w Polsce, ul. Wita Stwosza 28, 50-149 Wrocaw Tel: 65 (Technical support/RMA) Tel: 70 (PR/Marketing) Fax: 66

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