Before you proceed, make sure that you have all the components you plan to
install in the system.
1. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
2. DDR2 Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM)
3. Expansion card(s)
4. Hard disk drive
5. Optical drive
6. Floppy disk drive
Phillips (cross) screw driver
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install components into the
The motherboard comes with an onboard standby power LED. This LED lights
up to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode or in soft-off mode, and not
powered OFF. Unplug the power cable from the power outlet and make sure that
the standby power LED is OFF before installing any system component.
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or a metal
object, such as the power supply case, before handling components to
avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic
pad or in the bag that came with the component.
Chapter 2: Basic installation