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wap3 6:22pm on Monday, October 4th, 2010 
perfect motherboard for a hackintosh ( mac on a pc) osx86 this motherboard is now a bit hard to find, but it is worth looking for.
cdplayer 2:42am on Thursday, August 26th, 2010 
I like the board but suppose I can attribute its short comings like only 2 memory slots and no 1394 support to the smaller form factor. Planning on upgrading with a C2D e6750 Have this board for over a month with a C2D e6300 and 2GB of DDR2 667 Corsair RAM and this system stays on 24/... I do not know how this board performs when overclocking but since I am already satisfied with its performance with COD4, i have not done it.

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Surround Speaker Out Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out Side Speaker Out SPDIF In SPDIF Out MIC Line-Out Line-In
Floppy CODEC IT8718 LPT Port COM Ports

3 PCI PCI CLK (33 MHz)

2 PCI PCI CLK (33 MHz)

PS/2 KB/Mouse

(Note 1) Enable use of a CoreTM 2 CPU with 1333 MHz FSB through overclocking. You must install the FSB 1333 MHz Core TM 2 CPU with DDR(or above) memory module(s). (Note 2) Use of a 1066/800 MHz FSB CPU is required if you wish to install DDRMHz memory. Only for GA-945GCMX-S2. Only for GA-945GCM-S2. - 10 -
Chapter 1 Hardware Installation
1-1 Considerations Prior to Installation

Preparing Your Computer

The motherboard contains numerous delicate electronic circuits and components which can become damaged as a result of electrostatic discharge (ESD). Thus, prior to installation, please follow the instructions below: 1. Please turn off the computer and unplug its power cord. 2. When handling the motherboard, avoid touching any metal leads or connectors. 3. It is best to wear an electrostatic discharge (ESD) cuff when handling electronic components (CPU, RAM). 4. Prior to installing the electronic components, please have these items on top of an antistatic pad or within a electrostatic shielding container. 5. Please verify that the power supply is switched off before unplugging the power supply connector from the motherboard.

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Installation Notices
1. Prior to installation, please do not remove the stickers on the motherboard. These stickers are required for warranty validation. 2. Prior to the installation of the motherboard or any hardware, please first carefully read the information in the provided manual. 3. Before using the product, please verify that all cables and power connectors are connected. 4. To prevent damage to the motherboard, please do not allow screws to come in contact with the motherboard circuit or its components. 5. Please make sure there are no leftover screws or metal components placed on the motherboard or within the computer casing. 6. Please do not place the computer system on an uneven surface. 7. Turning on the computer power during the installation process can lead to damage to system components as well as physical harm to the user. 8. If you are uncertain about any installation steps or have a problem related to the use of the product, please consult a certified computer technician.

Fig. 3 Notice the small gold colored triangle located on the edge of the CPU socket. Align the indented corner of the CPU with the triangle and gently insert the CPU into position. (Grasping the CPU firmly between your thumb and forefinger, carefully place it into the socket in a straight and downwards motion. Avoid twisting or bending motions that might cause damage to the CPU during installation.) GA-945GCM(X)-S2 Motherboard - 14 -
Fig. 4 Once the CPU is properly inserted, please replace the load plate and push the metal lever back into its original position.
1-3-2 Installation of the CPU Cooler

Male Push Pin

The top of Female Push Pin

Female Push Pin

Fig.1 Please apply an even layer of CPU cooler paste on the surface of the installed CPU.
Fig. 2 (Turning the push pin along the direction of arrow is to remove the CPU cooler, on the contrary, is to install.) Please note the direction of arrow sign on the male push pin doesn't face inwards before installation. (This instruction is only for Intel boxed fan)
Fig. 3 Place the CPU cooler atop the CPU and make sure the push pins aim to the pin hole on the motherboard.Pressing down the push pins diagonally.
Fig. 4 Please make sure the Male and Female push pin are joined closely. (for detailed installation instructions, please refer to the CPU cooler installation section of the user manual)
Fig. 5 Please check the back of motherboard after installing. If the push pin is inserted as the picture, the installation is complete.
Fig. 6 Finally, please attach the power connector of the CPU cooler to the CPU fan header located on the motherboard.
Use extreme care when removing the CPU cooler because the thermal grease/tape between the CPU cooler and CPU may adhere to the CPU. Inadequately removing the CPU cooler may damage the CPU.

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Hardware Installation

Installation of Memory

Before installing the memory modules, please comply with the following conditions: 1. Please make sure that the memory used is supported by the motherboard. It is recommended that memory of similar capacity, specifications and brand be used. 2. Before installing or removing memory modules, please make sure that the computer power is switched off to prevent hardware damage. 3. Memory modules have a foolproof insertion design. A memory module can be installed in only one direction. If you are unable to insert the module, please switch the direction.
The motherboard supports DDR2 memory modules, whereby BIOS will automatically detect memory capacity and specifications. Memory modules are designed so that they can be inserted only in one direction. The memory capacity used can differ with each slot.

Pin No.

Definition GND GND +12V +12V

ATX_12V

Pin No. 11
Definition 3.3V 3.3V GND +5V GND +5V GND Power Good 5V SB(stand by +5V) +12V +12V(Only for 24-pin ATX) 3.3V(Only for 24-pin ATX)

Pin No. 23 24

Definition 3.3V -12V GND PS_ON(soft On/Off) GND GND GND -5V +5V +5V +5V (Only for 24-pin ATX) GND(Only for 24-pin ATX)

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3/4) CPU_FAN / SYS_FAN (Cooler Fan Power Connector)
The cooler fan power connector supplies a +12V power voltage via a 3-pin/4-pin(CPU_FAN) power connector and possesses a foolproof connection design. Most coolers are designed with color-coded power connector wires. A red power connector wire indicates a positive connection and requires a +12V power voltage. The black connector wire is the ground wire (GND). Remember to connect the CPU/system fan cable to the CPU_FAN/SYS_FAN connector to prevent CPU damage or system hanging caused by overheating.

CPU_FAN :

1 CPU_FAN
Definition GND +12V / Speed Control Sense Speed Control

SYS_FAN :

1 SYS_FAN
Definition GND +12V Sense
5) FDD (Floppy Connector)
The FDD connector is used to connect the FDD cable while the other end of the cable connects to the FDD drive. The types of FDD drives supported are: 360 KB, 720 KB, 1.2 MB, 1.44 MB and 2.88 MB. Before attaching the FDD cable, please take note of the foolproof groove in the FDD connector.

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6) IDE (IDE Connector)
An IDE device connects to the computer via an IDE connector. One IDE connector can connect to one IDE cable, and the single IDE cable can then connect to two IDE devices (hard drive or optical drive). If you wish to connect two IDE devices, please set the jumper on one IDE device as Master and the other as Slave (for information on settings, please refer to the instructions located on the IDE device). Before attaching the IDE cable, please take note of the foolproof groove in the IDE connector.
7) SATAII0 / 1 / 2 / 3 (SATA 3Gb/s Connector, Controlled by ICH7)
SATA 3Gb/s can provide up to 300 MB/s transfer rate. Please refer to the BIOS setting for the SATA 3Gb/s and install the proper driver in order to work properly.

1 SATAII1 SATAII0 7

7 SATAII7 SATAII1 1

Pin No. 7

Definition GND TXP TXN GND RXN RXP GND

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8) PWR_LED
The PWR_LED connector is connected with the system power indicator to indicate whether the system is on/off. It will blink when the system enters suspend mode(S1).

Definition MPD+ MPDMPD-

9) BATTERY
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions. If you want to erase CMOS. 1. Turn off the computer and unplug the power cord. 2. Gently take out the battery and put it aside for about one minute. (Or you can use a metal object to connect the positive and negative pins in the battery holder to make them short for five seconds.) 3. Re-install the battery. 4. Plug the power cord in and turn on the computer.

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10) F_PANEL (Front Panel Jumper)
Please connect the power LED, PC speaker, reset switch and power switch etc. of your chassis front panel to the F_PANEL connector according to the pin assignment below.
Message LED/ Power/ Sleep LED Power Switch Speaker Connector

MSG+ MSGPW+ PW-

SPEAK+

RES+ NC HD-

IDE Hard Disk Active LED
MSG (Message LED/Power/Sleep LED) PW (Power Switch) SPEAK (Speaker Connector)
Pin 1: LED anode(+) Pin 2: LED cathode(-) Open: Normal Close: Power On/Off Pin 1: Power Pin 2- Pin 3: NC Pin 4: Data(-) Pin 1: LED anode(+) Pin 2: LED cathode(-) Open: Normal Close: Reset Hardware System NC
HD (IDE Hard Disk Active LED) RES (Reset Switch) NC

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Reset Switch

SPEAK-

11) F_AUDIO (Front Audio Connector)
This connector supports either HD (High Definition) or AC'97 front panel audio module. If you wish to use the front audio function, connect the front panel audio module to this connector. Check the pin assignments carefully while you connect the front panel audio module. Incorrect connection between the module and connector will make the audio device unable to work or even damage it. For optional front panel audio module, please contact your chassis manufacturer.

HD Audio: Pin No. 9 10

Definition MIC2_L GND MIC2_R -ACZ_DET LINE2_R FSENSE1 FAUDIO_JD No Pin LINE2_L FSENSE2
AC'97 Audio: Pin No. Definition MIC GND MIC Power NC Line Out (R) NC NC No Pin Line Out (L) NC
By default, the audio driver is configured to support HD Audio. To connect an AC'97 front panel audio module to this connector, please refer to the instructions on page 68 about the software settings.
12) CD_IN (CD IN Connector)
Connect CD-ROM or DVD-ROM audio out to the connector.

Pin No. 1

Definition CD-L GND GND CD-R

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13) SPDIF_IO (S/PDIF In/Out Connector)
The S/PDIF output is capable of providing digital audio to external speakers or compressed AC3 data to an external Dolby Digital Decoder. Use this feature only when your stereo system has digital input function. Use S/PDIF IN feature only when your device has digital output function. Be careful with the polarity of the SPDIF_IO connector. Check the pin assignment carefully while you connect the S/PDIF cable, incorrect connection between the cable and connector will make the device unable to work or even damage it. For optional S/PDIF cable, please contact your local dealer.
Definition Power No Pin S/PDIF S/PDIFI GND GND
14) F_ USB1 / F_USB2 (Front USB Connector)
Be careful with the polarity of the front USB connector. Check the pin assignment carefully while you connect the front USB cable, incorrect connection between the cable and connector will make the device unable to work or even damage it. For optional front USB cable, please contact your local dealer.
Definition Power (5V) Power (5V) USB DXUSB DYUSB DX+ USB DY+ GND GND No Pin NC

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15) COMB (COMB Connector)
Be careful with the polarity of the COMB connector. Check the pin assignments while you connect the COMB cable. Please contact your nearest dealer for optional COMB cable.
Definition NDCDBNSINB NSOUTB NDTRBGND NDSRBNRTSBNCTSBNRIBNo Pin

16) CLR_CMOS (Clear CMOS)
You may clear the CMOS data to its default values by this header. To clear CMOS, temporarily short the two pins. Default doesn't include the jumper to avoid improper use of this header.

Open: Normal

Short: Clear CMOS

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17) CI (Chassis Intrusion, Case Open)
This 2-pin connector allows your system to detect if the chassis cover is removed. You can check the "Case Opened" status in BIOS Setup.

Definition Signal GND

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Chapter 2 BIOS Setup
BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) includes a CMOS SETUP utility which allows user to configure required settings or to activate certain system features. The CMOS SETUP saves the configuration in the CMOS SRAM of the motherboard. When the power is turned off, the battery on the motherboard supplies the necessary power to the CMOS SRAM. When the power is turned on, press the <Del> button during the BIOS POST (Power-On Self Test) will take you to the CMOS SETUP screen. You can enter the BIOS setup screen by pressing "Ctrl + F1". If you wish to upgrade to a new BIOS, either GIGABYTE's Q-Flash or @BIOS utility can be used. Q-Flash allows the user to quickly and easily update or backup BIOS without entering the operating system. @BIOS is a Windows-based utility that does not require users to boot to DOS before upgrading BIOS but directly download and update BIOS from the Internet.

CONTROL KEYS

< >< >< <Enter> <Esc> >< > Move to select item Select Item Main Menu - Quit and not save changes into CMOS Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu - Exit current page and return to Main Menu Increase the numeric value or make changes Decrease the numeric value or make changes General help, only for Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu Item Help Restore the previous CMOS value from CMOS, only for Option Page Setup Menu Load the Fail-safe default CMOS value from BIOS default table Load the Optimized Defaults Q-Flash utility System Information Save all the CMOS changes, only for Main Menu
<Page Up> <Page Down> <F1> <F2> <F5> <F6> <F7> <F8> <F9> <F10>

Main Menu

The on-line description of the highlighted setup function is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Status Page Setup Menu / Option Page Setup Menu
Press <F1> to pop up a small help window that describes the appropriate keys to use and the possible selections for the highlighted item. To exit the Help Window press <Esc>.
Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, please do it with caution and avoid inadequate operation that may result in system malfunction.

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BIOS Setup

<F12>: Boot Menu

Select boot sequence for onboard (or add-on cards) device.
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally Copyright (C) 1984-2007, Award Software, Inc. Intel I945 BIOS for 945GCMX-S2 F5a. <DEL>:BIOS Setup/Q-Flash <F9>:XpressRecovery2 <F12>:Boot Menu <End>:Qflash 05/25/2007-I945-6A79TG0OC-00
<F12>: For Boot Menu
Use < > or < > to select a device, then press enter to accept. Press <ESC> to exit this menu.
Boot Menu == Select a Boot First device == Floppy LS120 Hard Disk CDROM ZIP USB-FDD USB-ZIP USB-CDROM USB-HDD LAN :Move Enter :Accept ESC:Exit
The Main Menu (For example: GA-945GCMX-S2 BIOS Ver. : F5a)
Once you enter Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu (as figure below) will appear on the screen. Use arrow keys to select among the items and press <Enter> to accept or enter the sub-menu.
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status Frequency/Voltage Control ESC: Quit F8: Q-Flash Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving : Select Item F10: Save & Exit Setup Time, Date, Hard Disk Type.
1. If you don't find the settings you want, press "Ctrl+F1" to access advanced options. 2. Select the Load Optimized Defaults item in the BIOS Setup when somehow the system is not stable as usual. This action makes the system reset to the default settings for stability. 3. The BIOS Setup menus described in this chapter are for reference only and may differ from the exact settings for your motherboard.

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Standard CMOS Features
This setup page includes all the items in standard compatible BIOS.

Advanced BIOS Features

This setup page includes all the items of Award special enhanced features.

Integrated Peripherals

This setup page includes all onboard peripherals.

Power Management Setup

This setup page includes all the items of Green function features.

PnP/PCI Configuration

This setup page includes all the configurations of PCI & PnP ISA resources.

PC Health Status

This setup page is the System auto detect Temperature, voltage, fan, speed.
Frequency/Voltage Control
This setup page is control CPU clock and frequency ratio.

Load Fail-Safe Defaults

Fail-Safe Defaults indicates the value of the system parameters which the system would be in safe configuration.

Load Optimized Defaults

This motherboard incorporates cable diagnostic feature designed to detect the status of the attached LAN cable. This feature will detect cabling issue and report the approximate distance to the fault or short. Refer to the following information for diagnosing your LAN cable: When No LAN Cable Is Attached. If no LAN cable is attached to the motherboard, the Status fields of all four pairs of wires will show Open and the Length fields show 0.0m, as shown in the figure above. When LAN Cable Is Functioning Normally. If no cable problem is detected on the LAN cable connected to a Gigabit hub or a 10/100 Mbps hub, the following message will appear:
Start detecting at Port.. Link Detected --> 100Mbps Cable Length= 30m
Link Detected Cable Length
Displays transmission speed Displays the approximate length of the attached LAN cable
Note: The Gigabit hub will only operate at a speed of 10/100 Mbps in MS-DOS mode; it will operate at a normal speed of 10/100/1000 Mbps in Windows mode or when the LAN Boot ROM is activated. When a Cable Problem Occurs. If a cable problem occurs on a specified pair of wires, the Status field will show Short and the length shown will be the approximate distance to the fault or short. Example: Pair1-2 Status = Short / Length = 1.6m Explanation: A fault or short might occur at about 1.6m on Pair 1-2. Note: Pair 4-5 and Pair 7-8 are not used in a 10/100 Mbps environment, their Status fields will show Open, and the length shown is the approximate length of the attached LAN cable.

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Onboard LAN Boot ROM
This function decide whether to invoke the boot ROM of the onboard LAN chip. Enabled Enable this function. Disabled Disable this function. (Default value)

Onboard Serial Port 1

Auto 3F8/IRQ4 2F8/IRQ3 3E8/IRQ4 2E8/IRQ3 Disabled Auto 3F8/IRQ4 2F8/IRQ3 3E8/IRQ4 2E8/IRQ3 Disabled Disabled 378/IRQ7 278/IRQ5 3BC/IRQ7 SPP EPP ECP ECP+EPP BIOS will automatically setup the port 1 address. Enable onboard Serial port 1 and address is 3F8/IRQ4. (Default value) Enable onboard Serial port 1 and address is 2F8/IRQ3. Enable onboard Serial port 1 and address is 3E8/IRQ4. Enable onboard Serial port 1 and address is 2E8/IRQ3. Disable onboard Serial port 1. BIOS will automatically setup the port 2 address. Enable onboard Serial port 2 and address is 3F8/IRQ4. Enable onboard Serial port 2 and address is 2F8/IRQ3. (Default value) Enable onboard Serial port 2 and address is 3E8/IRQ4. Enable onboard Serial port 2 and address is 2E8/IRQ3. Disable onboard Serial port 2. Disable onboard LPT port. Enable onboard LPT port and address is 378/IRQ7. (Default value) Enable onboard LPT port and address is 278/IRQ5. Enable onboard LPT port and address is 3BC/IRQ7. Using Parallel port as Standard Parallel Port. (Default value) Using Parallel port as Enhanced Parallel Port. Using Parallel port as Extended Capabilities Port. Using Parallel port as ECP & EPP mode.

Onboard Serial Port 2

Onboard Parallel Port

Parallel Port Mode

ECP Mode Use DMA
This item will be available when "Parallel Port Mode" set to "ECP" or "ECP+EPP". 3 Set ECP Mode Use DMA to 3. (Default value) 1 Set ECP Mode Use DMA to 1.

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CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Power Management Setup [S1(POS)] [Instant-Off] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] Everyday 0:0:0 [Disabled] [Disabled] Enter [Soft-Off] Item Help Menu Level
ACPI Suspend Type Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN PME Event Wake Up Power On by Ring Resume by Alarm x Date (of Month) Alarm x Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm Power On By Mouse Power On By Keyboard x KB Power ON Password AC Back Function

ACPI Suspend Type

S1(POS) S3(STR) Set ACPI suspend type to S1/POS(Power On Suspend). (Default value) Set ACPI suspend type to S3/STR(Suspend To RAM).

Soft-Off by PWR-BTTN

Instant-Off Press power button then Power off instantly. (Default value) Delay 4 Sec. Press power button 4 sec. to Power off. Enter suspend if button is pressed less than 4 sec.

PME Event Wake Up

This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the 5VSB lead. Disabled Disable this function. Enabled Enable PME as wake up event. (Default value)

Power On by Ring

Disabled Enabled Disable Power on by Ring function. Enable Power on by Ring function. (Default value)

Resume by Alarm

You can set "Resume by Alarm" item to Enabled and key in Date/Time to power on system. Disabled Disable this function. (Default value) Enabled Enable alarm function to POWER ON system. If Resume by Alarm is Enabled. Date (of Month) Alarm : Everyday, 1~31 Time (hh: mm: ss) Alarm : (0~23) : (0~59) : (0~59)

Power On By Mouse

Disabled Double Click Disable this function. (Default value) Double click on PS/2 mouse left button to power on the system.

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Power On By Keyboard
Disabled Disable this function. (Default value) Password Enter from 1 to 5 characters to set the keyboard power on password. Keyboard 98 If your keyboard have "POWER Key" button, you can press the key to power on the system.

Software Applications

This page displays all the tools that Gigabyte developed and some free software, you can choose anyone you want and press "install" to install them.

Driver CD Information

This page lists the contents of software and drivers in this CD-title.

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Hardware Information
This page lists all device you have for this motherboard.

Contact Us

Please see the last page for details.

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Install Drivers

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Chapter 4 Appendix
4-1 Unique Software Utilities
(Not all model support these Unique Software Utilities, please check your MB features.)
4-1-1 EasyTune 5 Introduction
EasyTune 5 presents the most convenient Windows based system performance enhancement and manageability utility. Featuring several powerful yet easy to use tools such as 1) Overclocking for enhancing system performance, 2) C.I.A. and M.I.B. for special enhancement for CPU and Memory, 3) Smart-Fan control for managing fan speed control of both CPU cooling fan and North-Bridge Chipset cooling fan, 4) PC health for monitoring system status. (Note)

User Interface Overview

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
Button / Display Overclocking C.I.A. and M.I.B. Smart-Fan PC Health GO "Easy Mode" & "Advance Mode" Display screen Function display LEDs GIGABYTE Logo Help button Exit or Minimize button
Description Enters the Overclocking setting page Enters the C.I.A. and M.I.B. setting page Enters the Smart-Fan setting page Enters the PC Health setting page Confirmation and Execution button Toggles between Easy and Advance Mode Display panel of CPU frequency Shows the current functions status Log on to GIGABYTE website Display EasyTune TM 5 Help file Quit or Minimize EasyTune TM 5 software
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4-1-2 Xpress Recovery2 Introduction
Xpress Recovery2 is designed to provide quick backup and restoration of hard disk data. Supporting Microsoft operating systems including Windows XP/2000/NT/98/Me and DOS, and file systems including FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS, Xpress Recovery2 is able to back up data on hard disks on PATA and SATA IDE controllers. After Xpress Recovery2 is executed from CD-ROM for the first time, it will stay permanent in your hard disk. If you wish to run Xpress Recovery2 later, you can simply press F9 during system bootup to enter Xpress Recovery2 without the CD-ROM.

System requirements:

1. Intel x86 platforms 2. At least 64M bytes of system memory 3. VESA-supported VGA cards

Precautions:

1. 2. 3. 4. When using hard disks with more than 128 G under Windows 2000, be sure to execute the EnableBigLba.exe program from the driver CD before data backup. It is normal that data backup takes longer time than data restoration. Xpress Recovery2 is compliant with the GPL regulations. On a few motherboards based on Nvidia chipsets, BIOS update is required for Xpress Recovery2 to correctly identify RAID and SATA IDE mode. Please contact your motherboard manufacturer.

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Appendix
4-1-3 Flash BIOS Method Introduction

Method 1 : Q-Flash

Q-Flash is a BIOS update tool that allows the user to update BIOS without entering operating systems like MS-DOS or Windows.Embedded in the BIOS, the Q-Flash TM tool frees you from the hassles of going through complicated BIOS flashing process.

Before Use:

Follow the steps below before using Q-Flash to update BIOS: 1. From GIGABYTE's website, download the latest compressed BIOS update file that matches your motherboard model. 2. Extract the downloaded BIOS files and save the new BIOS file (e.g. 9gcmxs2.F1) to your floppy disk or hard disk. Note: Q-Flash only supports hard disks or flash drives using FAT32/16/12 file system. 3. Restart the system. During BIOS POST, press the End key to enter Q-Flash. NOTE: Press the End key to enter Q-Flash if you wish to use hard drives in RAID/AHCI mode or hard drives attached to the independent IDE/SATA controller.

<End> : Qflash

Updating the BIOS
Step 1: a. In the Q-Flash menu, use the UP or DOWN ARROW key to select Update BIOS from Drive and press ENTER. If you wish to back up the current BIOS file, use the Save BIOS to Drive function. b. Select the floppy drive or hard drive where the BIOS file is saved, such as "Floppy A" and press ENTER.
Q-Flash Utility v2.02 Flash Type/Size..PMC 25LV040 512K
Keep DMI Data Enable Update BIOS from Drive Save BIOSfound 0 file(s) to Drive Floppy Enter : Run A :Move ESC:Reset <Drive> F10:Power Off HDD 0-0 <Drive>

Total size : 0

Free size : 0

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Select the BIOS file and press ENTER. Make sure again the BIOS file matches your motherboard model.

GIGABYTE Global Service System
To submit a technical or non-technical (Sales/ Marketing) question, please link to : http://ggts.gigabyte.com.tw Then select your language to enter the system.

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doc1

ATX SATAII0 SATAII2 DDRII2 SATAII1 SATAII3

RTL8110SC

PCI2 PCIE_4 BIOS CODEC CD_IN COMB F_USB1 F_USB2

Intel ICH7

BATTERY CI

CLR_CMOS PWR_LED

F_PANEL

SPDIF_IO

GA-945GCM-S2 Motherboard Layout

BATTERY

CODEC CD_IN COMB SPDIF_IO

F_USB1 F_USB2

Block Diagram
PCIe CLK (100 MHz) D-Sub LGA775 Processor Host Interface DDRII 667/533 MHz DIMM (Note 2) PCI Express x16 Intel 945 Dual Channel Memory GMCH CLK (333 (Note 1) /266/200/133 MHz) CPU CLK+/(333 (Note 1) /266/200/133 MHz)

PCIe CLK (100 MHz)

PCI Express x4
ATA-33/66/100 IDE Channel BIOS Intel ICHSATA 3Gb/s 8 USB Ports

1 PCI Express x4 PCI Bus

RTL 8110SC RJ45 LAN
Surround Speaker Out Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out Side Speaker Out SPDIF In SPDIF Out MIC Line-Out Line-In
Floppy CODEC IT8718 LPT Port COM Ports

3 PCI PCI CLK (33 MHz)

2 PCI PCI CLK (33 MHz)

PS/2 KB/Mouse

(Note 1) Enable use of a CoreTM 2 CPU with 1333 MHz FSB through overclocking. You must install the FSB 1333 MHz Core TM 2 CPU with DDR(or above) memory module(s). (Note 2) Use of a 1066/800 MHz FSB CPU is required if you wish to install DDRMHz memory. Only for GA-945GCMX-S2. Only for GA-945GCM-S2. - 10 -
Chapter 1 Hardware Installation
1-1 Considerations Prior to Installation

Preparing Your Computer

The motherboard contains numerous delicate electronic circuits and components which can become damaged as a result of electrostatic discharge (ESD). Thus, prior to installation, please follow the instructions below: 1. Please turn off the computer and unplug its power cord. 2. When handling the motherboard, avoid touching any metal leads or connectors. 3. It is best to wear an electrostatic discharge (ESD) cuff when handling electronic components (CPU, RAM). 4. Prior to installing the electronic components, please have these items on top of an antistatic pad or within a electrostatic shielding container. 5. Please verify that the power supply is switched off before unplugging the power supply connector from the motherboard.

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Installation Notices
1. Prior to installation, please do not remove the stickers on the motherboard. These stickers are required for warranty validation. 2. Prior to the installation of the motherboard or any hardware, please first carefully read the information in the provided manual. 3. Before using the product, please verify that all cables and power connectors are connected. 4. To prevent damage to the motherboard, please do not allow screws to come in contact with the motherboard circuit or its components. 5. Please make sure there are no leftover screws or metal components placed on the motherboard or within the computer casing. 6. Please do not place the computer system on an uneven surface. 7. Turning on the computer power during the installation process can lead to damage to system components as well as physical harm to the user. 8. If you are uncertain about any installation steps or have a problem related to the use of the product, please consult a certified computer technician.

Fig. 2 (Turning the push pin along the direction of arrow is to remove the CPU cooler, on the contrary, is to install.) Please note the direction of arrow sign on the male push pin doesn't face inwards before installation. (This instruction is only for Intel boxed fan)
Fig. 3 Place the CPU cooler atop the CPU and make sure the push pins aim to the pin hole on the motherboard.Pressing down the push pins diagonally.
Fig. 4 Please make sure the Male and Female push pin are joined closely. (for detailed installation instructions, please refer to the CPU cooler installation section of the user manual)
Fig. 5 Please check the back of motherboard after installing. If the push pin is inserted as the picture, the installation is complete.
Fig. 6 Finally, please attach the power connector of the CPU cooler to the CPU fan header located on the motherboard.
Use extreme care when removing the CPU cooler because the thermal grease/tape between the CPU cooler and CPU may adhere to the CPU. Inadequately removing the CPU cooler may damage the CPU.

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Hardware Installation

Installation of Memory

Before installing the memory modules, please comply with the following conditions: 1. Please make sure that the memory used is supported by the motherboard. It is recommended that memory of similar capacity, specifications and brand be used. 2. Before installing or removing memory modules, please make sure that the computer power is switched off to prevent hardware damage. 3. Memory modules have a foolproof insertion design. A memory module can be installed in only one direction. If you are unable to insert the module, please switch the direction.
The motherboard supports DDR2 memory modules, whereby BIOS will automatically detect memory capacity and specifications. Memory modules are designed so that they can be inserted only in one direction. The memory capacity used can differ with each slot.
Fig.1 The DIMM socket has a notch, so the DIMM memory module can only fit in one direction. Insert the DIMM memory module vertically into the DIMM socket. Then push it down.
Fig.2 Close the plastic clip at both edges of the DIMM sockets to lock the DIMM module. Reverse the installation steps when you wish to remove the DIMM module.
GA-945GCM(X)-S2 Motherboard

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Dual Channel Memory Configuration
The GA-945GCMX-S2/GA-945GCM-S2 supports the Dual Channel Technology. After operating the Dual Channel Technology, the bandwidth of memory bus will double. The GA-945GCMX-S2/GA-945GCM-S2 includes 2 DIMM sockets. If you want to operate the Dual Channel Technology, please note the following explanations due to the limitation of Intel chipset specifications. 1. Dual Channel mode will not be enabled if only one DDR2 memory module is installed. 2. When enabling Dual Channel mode with two memory modules, it is recommended that memory of the same capacity, brand, speed, and chips be used.

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Installation of Expansion Cards
To install your expansion card, follow the steps below. 1. Disconnect your system from its power source and read the expansion card's installation manual before installing the expansion card in the computer. 2. Remove your computer's chassis cover, screws and slot bracket from the computer. Ground yourself to prevent damage to your computer resulting from Electrostatic discharge (ESD). 3. Press the expansion card firmly into the expansion slot in the motherboard. 4. Make sure the metal contacts on the card are fully seated in the slot. 5. Replace the screw to secure the slot bracket of the expansion card. 6. Replace your computer's chassis cover. 7. Power on the computer, if necessary, configure required settings for the expansion card in system BIOS Setup. 8. Install related driver in the operating system. For example: Installing a PCI Express x16 VGA card:
When installing the graphics card, push down on the top edge of the card until it is fully inserted into the PCI Express x16 slot. Make sure the card is securely seated in the slot and does not rock.
When removing the graphics card, gently push back on the lever on the slot and then lift the card straight out from the slot.

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I/O Back Panel Introduction
PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Connector
To install a PS/2 port keyboard and mouse, plug the mouse to the upper port (green) and the keyboard to the lower port (purple).

Parallel Port

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

Serial Port

Connects to serial-based mouse or data processing devices.

D-Sub Port

Monitor can be connected to VGA port.

USB Port

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

LAN Port

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

Definition Power No Pin S/PDIF S/PDIFI GND GND
14) F_ USB1 / F_USB2 (Front USB Connector)
Be careful with the polarity of the front USB connector. Check the pin assignment carefully while you connect the front USB cable, incorrect connection between the cable and connector will make the device unable to work or even damage it. For optional front USB cable, please contact your local dealer.
Definition Power (5V) Power (5V) USB DXUSB DYUSB DX+ USB DY+ GND GND No Pin NC

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15) COMB (COMB Connector)
Be careful with the polarity of the COMB connector. Check the pin assignments while you connect the COMB cable. Please contact your nearest dealer for optional COMB cable.
Definition NDCDBNSINB NSOUTB NDTRBGND NDSRBNRTSBNCTSBNRIBNo Pin
16) CLR_CMOS (Clear CMOS)
You may clear the CMOS data to its default values by this header. To clear CMOS, temporarily short the two pins. Default doesn't include the jumper to avoid improper use of this header.

Open: Normal

Short: Clear CMOS

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17) CI (Chassis Intrusion, Case Open)
This 2-pin connector allows your system to detect if the chassis cover is removed. You can check the "Case Opened" status in BIOS Setup.

Definition Signal GND

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Chapter 2 BIOS Setup
BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) includes a CMOS SETUP utility which allows user to configure required settings or to activate certain system features. The CMOS SETUP saves the configuration in the CMOS SRAM of the motherboard. When the power is turned off, the battery on the motherboard supplies the necessary power to the CMOS SRAM. When the power is turned on, press the <Del> button during the BIOS POST (Power-On Self Test) will take you to the CMOS SETUP screen. You can enter the BIOS setup screen by pressing "Ctrl + F1". If you wish to upgrade to a new BIOS, either GIGABYTE's Q-Flash or @BIOS utility can be used. Q-Flash allows the user to quickly and easily update or backup BIOS without entering the operating system. @BIOS is a Windows-based utility that does not require users to boot to DOS before upgrading BIOS but directly download and update BIOS from the Internet.

CONTROL KEYS

< >< >< <Enter> <Esc> >< > Move to select item Select Item Main Menu - Quit and not save changes into CMOS Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu - Exit current page and return to Main Menu Increase the numeric value or make changes Decrease the numeric value or make changes General help, only for Status Page Setup Menu and Option Page Setup Menu Item Help Restore the previous CMOS value from CMOS, only for Option Page Setup Menu Load the Fail-safe default CMOS value from BIOS default table Load the Optimized Defaults Q-Flash utility System Information Save all the CMOS changes, only for Main Menu
<Page Up> <Page Down> <F1> <F2> <F5> <F6> <F7> <F8> <F9> <F10>

Main Menu

The on-line description of the highlighted setup function is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
Status Page Setup Menu / Option Page Setup Menu
Press <F1> to pop up a small help window that describes the appropriate keys to use and the possible selections for the highlighted item. To exit the Help Window press <Esc>.
Because BIOS flashing is potentially risky, please do it with caution and avoid inadequate operation that may result in system malfunction.

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BIOS Setup

<F12>: Boot Menu

Select boot sequence for onboard (or add-on cards) device.
Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally Copyright (C) 1984-2007, Award Software, Inc. Intel I945 BIOS for 945GCMX-S2 F5a. <DEL>:BIOS Setup/Q-Flash <F9>:XpressRecovery2 <F12>:Boot Menu <End>:Qflash 05/25/2007-I945-6A79TG0OC-00
<F12>: For Boot Menu
Use < > or < > to select a device, then press enter to accept. Press <ESC> to exit this menu.
Boot Menu == Select a Boot First device == Floppy LS120 Hard Disk CDROM ZIP USB-FDD USB-ZIP USB-CDROM USB-HDD LAN :Move Enter :Accept ESC:Exit
The Main Menu (For example: GA-945GCMX-S2 BIOS Ver. : F5a)
Once you enter Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility, the Main Menu (as figure below) will appear on the screen. Use arrow keys to select among the items and press <Enter> to accept or enter the sub-menu.

Set User Password

Change, set, or disable password. It allows you to limit access to the system.

Save & Exit Setup

Save CMOS value settings to CMOS and exit setup.

Exit Without Saving

Abandon all CMOS value changes and exit setup.

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CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Date (mm:dd:yy) Time (hh:mm:ss) IDE Channel 0 Master IDE Channel 0 Slave IDE Channel 2 Master IDE Channel 2 Slave IDE Channel 3 Master IDE Channel 3 Slave Drive A Floppy 3 Mode Support Halt On Base Memory Extended Memory Tue, Jun 14:31:24 [None] [None] [None] [None] [None] [None] [1.44M, 3.5"] [Disabled] [All, But Keyboard] 640K 239M Item Help Menu Level
: Move Enter: Select F5: Previous Values
+/-/PU/PD: Value F6: Fail-Safe Defaults

F10: Save

ESC: Exit F1: General Help F7: Optimized Defaults
The date format is <week>, <month>, <day>, <year>. Week The week, from Sun to Sat, determined by the BIOS and is display-only Month The month, Jan. Through Dec. Day The day, from 1 to 31 (or the maximum allowed in the month) Year The year, from 2000 through 2099
The times format in <hour> <minute> <second>. The time is calculated base on the 24-hour military-time clock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:0:0.
IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave
IDE HDD Auto-Detection Press "Enter" to select this option for automatic device detection. IDE Channel 0 Master/Slave IDE devices setup. You can use one of three methods: Auto Allows BIOS to automatically detect IDE/SATA devices during POST. (Default value) Select this if no IDE/SATA devices are used and the system will skip the None automatic detection step and allow for faster system start up. Manual User can manually input the correct settings. Access Mode Use this to set the access mode for the hard drive. The four options are: CHS/LBA/Large/Auto(default:Auto) Capacity Capacity of currectly installed hard drive.

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CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Advanced BIOS Features Hard Disk Boot Priority First Boot Device Second Boot Device Third Boot Device Password Check HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability Limit CPUID Max. to 3 (Note) No-Execute Memory Protect (Note) Init Display First1 On-Chip Frame Buffer Size CPU Hyper-Threading (Note) CPU Enhanced Halt (C1E) (Note) CPU Thermal Monitor 2(TM2) (Note) CPU EIST Function (Note) Virtualization Technology (Note) [Press Enter] [Floppy] [Hard Disk] [CDROM] [Setup] [Disabled] [Disabled] [Enabled] [PCI] [8MB] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] [Enabled] Item Help Menu Level

Hard Disk Boot Priority

Select boot sequence for onboard(or add-on cards) SCSI, RAID, etc. Use < > or < > to select a device, then press<+> to move it up, or <-> to move it down the list. Press <ESC> to exit this menu.
First / Second / Third Boot Device
Floppy LS120 Hard Disk CDROM ZIP USB-FDD USB-ZIP USB-CDROM USB-HDD LAN Disabled System Setup Select your boot device priority by Floppy. Select your boot device priority by LS120. Select your boot device priority by Hard Disk. Select your boot device priority by CDROM. Select your boot device priority by ZIP. Select your boot device priority by USB-FDD. Select your boot device priority by USB-ZIP. Select your boot device priority by USB-CDROM. Select your boot device priority by USB-HDD. Select your boot device priority by LAN. Disable this function. The system can not boot and can not access to Setup page will be denied if the correct password is not entered at the prompt. The system will boot, but access to Setup will be denied if the correct password is not entered at the prompt. (Default value)

Password Check

(Note)
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HDD S.M.A.R.T. Capability
This feature allows your hard disk to report read/write errors and to issue warnings when thirdparty hardware monitor utility is installed. Enabled Enable HDD S.M.A.R.T. capability. Disabled Disable HDD S.M.A.R.T. capability. (Default value)
Limit CPUID Max. to 3 (Note)
Enabled Disabled Enabled Disabled Limit CPUID Maximum value to 3 when use older OS like NT4. Disable CPUID Limit for windows XP. (Default value) Enable No-Execute Memory Protect function. (Default value) Disable No-Execute Memory Protect function.

Detect system's voltage status automatically.

Current CPU Temperature

Detect CPU temperature automatically.
Current CPU/SYSTEM FAN Speed (RPM)
Detect CPU/system fan speed status automatically.

CPU Warning Temperature

60 o C / 140 o F 70 o C / 158 o F 80 o C / 176 o F 90 o C / 194 o F Disabled Disabled Enabled Monitor CPU temperature at 60o C / 140oF. Monitor CPU temperature at 70o C / 158oF. Monitor CPU temperature at 80o C / 176oF. Monitor CPU temperature at 90o C / 194oF. Disable this function. (Default value) Disable the fan fail warning function. (Default value) Enable the fan fail warning function.
CPU/System FAN Fail Warning

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CPU Smart FAN Control
Disabled Enabled Disable this function. When this function is enabled, CPU fan will run at different speed depending on CPU temperature. Users can adjust the fan speed with Easy Tune based on their requirements. (Default value)

CPU Smart FAN Mode

This option is available only when CPU Smart FAN Control is enabled. Auto BIOS autodetects the type of CPU fan you installed and sets the optimal CPU Smart FAN control mode for it. (Default value) Voltage Set to Voltage when you use a CPU fan with a 3-pin fan power cable. PWM Set to PWM when you use a CPU fan with a 4-pin fan power cable. Note: In fact, the Voltage option can be used for CPU fans with 3-pin or 4-pin power cables. However, some 4-pin CPU fan power cables are not designed following Intel 4-Wire fans PWM control specifications. With such CPU fans, selecting PWM will not effectively reduce the fan speed.

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CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Frequency/Voltage Control [18X] [Disabled] [Disabled] 200 Auto [Auto] 667 [Normal] [Normal] [Normal] 1.30000V Item Help Menu Level
CPU Clock Ratio (Note) O.C FSB1333 Core. 2 CPU1 CPU Host Clock Control x CPU Host Frequency(Mhz) x PCI Express Frequency System Memory Multiplier Memory Frequency (Mhz) DIMM OverVoltage Control1 FSB OverVoltage Control1 CPU Voltage Control1 Normal CPU Vcore1
Incorrectly using these features may result in system instability or corruption. Doing a overclock or overvoltage on CPU, chipsets and memory modules may result in damages or shortened life expectancy to these components. Please be aware that the menu items are for power users only.

CPU Clock Ratio (Note)

This setup option will automatically assign by CPU detection. The option will display "Locked" and read only if the CPU ratio is not changeable.

O.C FSB1333 Core 2 CPU

Enable use of a Core TM 2 CPU with 1333 MHz FSB through overclocking. You must install the FSB 1333 MHz Core TM 2 CPU with DDR(or above) memory module(s). Disabled Disable this function. (Default value) Enabled Enable this function.

CPU Host Clock Control

Please note that if your system is overclocked and cannot restart, please wait 20secs. for automatic system restart or clear the CMOS setup data and perform a safe restart. Disabled Disable CPU Host Clock Control. (Default value) Enabled Enable CPU Host Clock Control.

CPU Host Frequency (Mhz)

100 ~ 600 Set CPU Host Frequency from 100 MHz to 600 MHz. If you use a 533 MHz FSB processor, set "CPU Host Frequency" to 133 MHz. If you use a 800 MHz FSB processor, set "CPU Host Frequency" to 200 MHz. If you use a 1066 MHz FSB processor, set "CPU Host Frequency" to 266 MHz. If you use a 1333 MHz FSB processor, set "CPU Host Frequency" to 333 MHz. Incorrect using it may cause your system broken. For power End-User use only! (Note) This item will show up when you install a processor which supports this function. Only for GA-945GCMX-S2. - 47 BIOS Setup
PCI Express Frequency (Mhz)
When you use a PCI Express x16 graphics card: Auto Set PCI Express frequency automatically. (Default value) 90~150 Set PCI Express frequency from 90 MHz to 150 MHz. When you use a onboard VGA port: Auto Set PCI Express frequency automatically. (Default value) SYC Set PCI Express frequency to SYC. ASYC Set PCI Express frequency to ASYC.

System Memory Multiplier

The adjustable range will vary based on the CPU FSB. Default value: Auto (set memory frequency by DRAM SPD data). Wrong frequency settings may cause system unable to boot. Clear CMOS to overcome wrong frequency issue.

Memory Frequency (Mhz)

The values depend on CPU Host Frequency (Mhz) and System Memory Multiplier setting.

DIMM OverVoltage Control

Please note that by overclocking your system through the increase of the DIMM voltage, damage to the memory may occur. Normal Supply DDR2 voltage as DDR2 requires. (Default value) +0.1V ~ +0.4V Increase DDR2 voltage by 0.1V to 0.4V. Incorrect using it may cause your system broken. For power End-User use only!

FSB OverVoltage Control

Normal Supply FSB voltage as FSB requires. (Default value) +0.1V ~ +0.3V Increase FSB voltage by 0.1V to 0.3V.

CPU Voltage Control

Supports adjustable CPU Vcore. The adjustable range is dependent on CPUs. (Default value: Normal) Please note that by overclocking your system through the increase of the CPU voltage, damage to the CPU or decrease in the CPU life expectancy may occur.

Normal CPU Vcore

Display your CPU vcore voltage.
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CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status Frequency/Voltage Control ESC: Quit F8: Q-Flash Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Load Fail-Safe DefaultsSave & Exit Setup (Y/N)? N Exit Without Saving : Select Item F10: Save & Exit Setup

Fail-Safe defaults contain the most appropriate values of the system parameters that allow minimum system performance.
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status Frequency/Voltage Control ESC: Quit F8: Q-Flash Load Optimized Defaults Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Load Optimized Defaults (Y/N)? N Setup Save & Exit Exit Without Saving : Select Item F10: Save & Exit Setup
Selecting this field loads the factory defaults for BIOS and Chipset Features which the system automatically detects.

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2-10 Set Supervisor/User Password
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations Enter Password: PC Health Status Frequency/Voltage Control ESC: Quit F8: Q-Flash Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving : Select Item F10: Save & Exit Setup Change/Set/Disable Password
When you select this function, the following message will appear at the center of the screen to assist you in creating a password. Type the password, up to eight characters, and press <Enter>. You will be asked to confirm the password. Type the password again and press <Enter>. You may also press <Esc> to abort the selection and not enter a password. To disable password, just press <Enter> when you are prompted to enter password. A message "PASSWORD DISABLED" will appear to confirm the password being disabled. Once the password is disabled, the system will boot and you can enter Setup freely. The BIOS Setup program allows you to specify two separate passwords: SUPERVISOR PASSWORD and a USER PASSWORD. When disabled, anyone may access all BIOS Setup program function. When enabled, the Supervisor password is required for entering the BIOS Setup program and having full configuration fields, the User password is required to access only basic items. If you select "System" at "Password Check" in Advance BIOS Features Menu, you will be prompted for the password every time the system is rebooted or any time you try to enter Setup Menu. If you select "Setup" at "Password Check" in Advance BIOS Features Menu, you will be prompted only when you try to enter Setup.

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2-11 Save & Exit Setup
CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status Frequency/Voltage Control ESC: Quit F8: Q-Flash Save Data to CMOS Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Save to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)?Exit Setup Save & Y Exit Without Saving : Select Item F10: Save & Exit Setup

Type "Y" will quit the Setup Utility and save the user setup value to RTC CMOS. Type "N" will return to Setup Utility.

2-12 Exit Without Saving

CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2007 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Advanced BIOS Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PnP/PCI Configurations PC Health Status Frequency/Voltage Control ESC: Quit F8: Q-Flash Abandon all Data Load Fail-Safe Defaults Load Optimized Defaults Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Quit Without Saving (Y/N)? NExit Setup Save & Exit Without Saving : Select Item F10: Save & Exit Setup
Type "Y" will quit the Setup Utility without saving to RTC CMOS. Type "N" will return to Setup Utility.

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Chapter 3 Install Drivers
Pictures below are shown in Windows XP. Insert the driver CD-title that came with your motherboard into your CD-ROM drive, the driver CD-title will auto start and show the installation guide. If not, please double click the CD-ROM device icon in "My computer", and execute the Run.exe.

Install Chipset Drivers

After insert the driver CD, "Xpress Install" will scan automatically the system and then list all the drivers that recommended to install. Please pick the item that you want and press "install" followed the item; or you can press "Xpress Install" to install all items defaulted.
Please ignore the popup dialog box(es) (e.g. the Found New Hardware Wizard) displayed when "Xpress Install" is installing the drivers. Failure to do so may affect the driver installation. Some device drivers will restart your system automatically during the driver installation. After the system restart, "Xpress Install" will continue to install other drivers. After the drivers are installed, follow the onscreen instructions to restart your system. You can install other applications included in the motherboard driver disk. For USB 2.0 driver support under the Windows XP operating system, please install the Windows XP Service Pack 1 or later. After installing the SP1 (or later), if a question mark still exists in Universal Serial Bus Controller in Device Manager, please remove the question mark (by right-clicking your mouse and select Uninstall) and restart the system. (The system will then autodetect and install the USB 2.0 driver.) - 53 Install Drivers

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III. Save BIOS In the very beginning, there is "Save Current BIOS" icon shown in dialog box. It means to save the current BIOS version. IV. Check out supported motherboard and Flash ROM: In the very beginning, there is "About this program" icon shown in dialog box. It can help you check out which kind of motherboard and which brand of Flash ROM are supported.

2. Note:

In method I, if it shows two or more motherboard's model names to be selected, please make sure your motherboard's model name again. Selecting wrong model name will cause the system unbooted. II. In method II, be sure that motherboard's model name in BIOS unzip file are the same as your motherboard's. Otherwise, your system won't boot. III. In method I, if the BIOS file you need cannot be found in @BIOS TM server, please go onto Gigabyte's web site for downloading and updating it according to method II. IV. Please note that any interruption during updating will cause system unbooted. V. Do not use @BIOS and C.O.M. (Corporate Online Management) at the same time. I.

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4-1-4 2- / 4- / 6- / 8- Channel Audio Function Introduction
The default speaker settings for the 6 audio jacks are as shown in the picture to the right. The jack retasking capability supported by HD Audio allows users to change the function for each audio jack by the audio software provided. For example, if a rear speaker is plugged into the center/subwoofer speaker out jack, you can change the center/ subwoofer speaker out jack to fucntion as a rear speaker out jack via the audio software.Please follow the steps to install the function. (Following pictures are in Windows XP)
Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out Side Speaker Out
Line In Line Out (Front Speaker Out) Mic In
Note that if you wish to connect a microphone, you MUST connect it to the default Mic In jack for the microphone to work correctly. HD Audio With multiple built-in high quality digital-to-analog converters (DACs) that support audio output at up to 192 kHz/24-bit quality and multi-streaming applications, HD Audio is able to handle multiple audio streams (in and out) simultaneously. Multi-channel audio experiences have become a reality so you can, for instance, listen to MP3 music, have an Internet chat, make a telephone call over the Internet, and etc. all at the same time.
Stereo Speakers Connection and Settings:
We recommend that you use the speaker with amplifier to acquire the best sound effect if the stereo output is applied.
STEP 1 : After installation of the audio driver, you should find an Audio Manager icon in your system tray (you can also find the icon in Control Panel). Doubleclick the icon to open the Audio Control Panel.

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Troubleshooting
Below is a collection of general asked questions. To check general asked questions based on a specific motherboard model, please log on to http://www.gigabyte.com.tw Question 1: I cannot see some options that were included in previous BIOS after updating BIOS. Why? Answer: Some advanced options are hidden in new BIOS version. Please press Ctrl and F1 keys after entering BIOS menu and you will be able to see these options. Questions 2: Why is the light of my keyboard/optical mouse still on after computer shuts down? Answer: In some boards, a small amount of electricity is kept on standby after computer shuts down and that's why the light is still on. Question 3: How do I clear CMOS? Answer: If your board has a Clear CMOS jumper, please refer to the Clear CMOS steps in the manual. If your board doesn't have such jumper, you can take off the on-board battery to leak voltage to clear CMOS. Please refer to the steps below: Steps: 1. Turn off power. 2. Disconnect the power cord from MB. 3. Take out the battery gently and put it aside for about 1 minute (Or you can use a metal object to connect the positive and negative pins in the battery holder to makethem short for 5 seconds). 4. Re-insert the battery to the battery holder. 5. Connect power cord to MB again and turn on power. 6. Press Del to enter BIOS and load Fail-Safe Defaults(or load Optimized Defaults). 7. Save changes and reboot the system. Question 4: Why do I still get a weak sound after turning up the speaker to the maximum volume? Answer: Please make sure the speaker you are using is equipped with an internal amplifier. If not, please change another speaker with power/amplifier and try again later. Question 5: Sometimes I hear different continuous beeps from computer after system boots up. What do these beeps usually stand for? Answer: The beep codes below may help you identify the possible computer problems. However, they are only for reference purposes. The situations might differ from case to case. AWARD BIOS Beep Codes 1 short: System boots successfully 2 short: CMOS setting error 1 long 1 short: DRAM or M/B error 1 long 2 short: Monitor or display card error 1 long 3 short: Keyboard error 1 long 9 short: BIOS ROM error Continuous long beeps: DRAM error Continuous short beeps: Power error

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