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Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H User Manual

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AM2+/AM2 socket motherboard for
AMD Phenom
II processor/ AMD Phenom
AMD Athlon
II processor/ AMD Athlon
AMD Sempron
User's Manual
Rev. 1002


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    GA-MA785G-UD3H AM2+/AM2 socket motherboard for AMD Phenom II processor/ AMD Phenom processor/ ™ ™ AMD Athlon II processor/ AMD Athlon processor/ ™ ™ AMD Sempron processor ™ User's Manual Rev. 1002 12ME-MA785U3-1002R...

  • Page 3: Identifying Your Motherboard Revision

    GIGABYTE's prior written permission. Documentation Classifications In order to assist in the use of this product, GIGABYTE provides the following types of documentations:  For quick set-up of the product, read the Quick Installation Guide included with the product.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Box Contents ........................6 Optional Items .........................6 GA-MA785G-UD3H Motherboard Layout ................7 Block Diagram .........................8 Chapter 1 Hardware Installation ..................9 Installation Precautions ..................9 Product Specifications ..................10 Installing the CPU and CPU Cooler ............... 13 1-3-1 Installing the CPU ....................13 1-3-2 Installing the CPU Cooler ..................15...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 3 Drivers Installation ..................61 Installing Chipset Drivers ................61 Application Software ..................62 Technical Manuals ..................62 Contact ......................63 System ......................63 Download Center ................... 64 Chapter 4 Unique Features ...................65 Xpress Recovery2 ..................65 BIOS Update Utilities ..................68 4-2-1 Updating the BIOS with the Q-Flash Utility .............68 4-2-2...

  • Page 6: Box Contents, Optional Items

    Box Contents GA-MA785G-UD3H motherboard Motherboard driver disk User's Manual Quick Installation Guide One IDE cable Two SATA 3Gb/s cables I/O Shield • The box contents above are for reference only and the actual items shall depend on the product package you obtain.

  • Page 7: Ga-ma785g-ud3h Motherboard Layout


  • Page 8: Block Diagram

    Block Diagram 1 PCI Express x16 CPU CLK+/- (200 MHz) AM3/AM2+/AM2 DDR2 1333(O.C.)/1066/800 MHz Dual Channel Memory 1 PCI Express x4 (Note 2) PCIe CLK Hyper Transport 3.0 (100 MHz) GFX CLK (100 MHz) PCI Express Bus D-Sub AMD 785G DVI-D or RTL8111C (Note 1)

  • Page 9: Chapter 1 Hardware Installation, Installation Precautions

    Chapter 1 Hardware Installation Installation Precautions The motherboard contains numerous delicate electronic circuits and components which can become damaged as a result of electrostatic discharge (ESD). Prior to installation, carefully read the user's manual and follow these procedures: • Prior to installation, do not remove or break motherboard S/N (Serial Number) sticker or warranty sticker provided by your dealer.

  • Page 10: Product Specifications

    II processor/ AMD Athlon processor/ ™ ™ AMD Sempron processor ™ (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.) Hyper Transport Bus  5200/2000 MT/s Chipset  North Bridge: AMD 785G  South Bridge: AMD SB710 Memory 4 x 1.8V DDR2 DIMM sockets supporting up to 16 GB of system memory (Note 1) ...

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    IEEE 1394 T.I. TSB43AB23 chip  Up to 3 IEEE 1394a ports (1 on the back panel, 2 via the IEEE 1394a brackets  connected to the internal IEEE 1394a headers) Internal 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector  Connectors 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector ...

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    BIOS 2 x 8 Mbit flash  Use of licensed AWARD BIOS  Support for DualBIOS ™  PnP 1.0a, DMI 2.0, SM BIOS 2.4, ACPI 1.0b  Unique Features  Support for @BIOS Support for Q-Flash  Support for Xpress BIOS Rescue ...

  • Page 13: Installing The Cpu And Cpu Cooler, Installing The Cpu

    Read the following guidelines before you begin to install the CPU: • Make sure that the motherboard supports the CPU. (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest CPU support list.) • Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before installing the CPU to prevent hardware damage.

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    B. Follow the steps below to correctly install the CPU into the motherboard CPU socket. • Before installing the CPU, make sure to turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the CPU. • Do not force the CPU into the CPU socket.

  • Page 15: Installing The Cpu Cooler

    1-3-2 Installing the CPU Cooler Follow the steps below to correctly install the CPU cooler on the CPU. (The following procedure uses the GIGABYTE cooler as the example.) Step 1: Step 2: Place the CPU cooler on the CPU. Apply an even and thin layer of thermal grease on the surface of the installed CPU.

  • Page 16: Installing The Memory, Dual Channel Memory Configuration

    • Make sure that the motherboard supports the memory. It is recommended that memory of the same capacity, brand, speed, and chips be used. (Go to GIGABYTE's website for the latest memory support list.) • Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before installing the memory to prevent hardware damage.

  • Page 17: Installing A Memory

    1-4-2 Installing a Memory Before installing a memory module, make sure to turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the memory module. DDR2 DIMMs are not compatible to DDR DIMMs. Be sure to install DDR2 DIMMs on this moth- erboard.

  • Page 18: Installing An Expansion Card

    Installing an Expansion Card Read the following guidelines before you begin to install an expansion card: • Make sure the motherboard supports the expansion card. Carefully read the manual that came with your expansion card. • Always turn off the computer and unplug the power cord from the power outlet before installing an expansion card to prevent hardware damage.

  • Page 19: Setup Of The Ati Hybrid Crossfirex Configuration

    Setup of the ATI Hybrid CrossFireX Configuration ™ Combining the onboard GPU with a discrete graphics card, ATI Hybrid CrossFireX can provide significantly advanced display performance for AMD platform. This section give instructions on configuring an ATI Hybrid CrossFireX system. A.

  • Page 20: Back Panel Connectors

    Back Panel Connectors (Note 1) (Note 2) (Note 2) USB Port The USB port supports the USB 2.0/1.1 specification. Use this port for USB devices such as a USB key- board/mouse, USB printer, USB flash drive and etc. PS/2 Keyboard or PS/2 Mouse Port Use this port to connect a PS/2 keyboard or PS/2 mouse.

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    A. Dual Display Configurations: This motherboard provides three ports for video output: DVI-D, HDMI and D-Sub. The table below shows the supported dual display configurations. Dual Combination Supported or Not DVI-D + D-Sub Display DVI-D + HDMI HDMI + D-Sub B.

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    Center/Subwoofer Speaker Out Jack (Orange) Use this audio jack to connect center/subwoofer speakers in a 5.1/7.1-channel audio configuration. Rear Speaker Out Jack (Black) Use this audio jack to connect rear speakers in a 7.1-channel audio configuration. Side Speaker Out Jack (Gray) Use this audio jack to connect side speakers in a 4/5.1/7.1-channel audio configuration.

  • Page 23: Internal Connectors

    Internal Connectors ATX_12V_2X4 F_PANEL F_AUDIO CPU_FAN CD_IN SYS_FAN1/SYS_FAN2 SPDIF_IO PWR_FAN F_USB1/F_USB2 F_1394_1/F_1394_2 SATA2_0/1/2/3/4/5 PWR_LED BATTERY CLR_CMOS Read the following guidelines before connecting external devices: • First make sure your devices are compliant with the connectors you wish to connect. • Before installing the devices, be sure to turn off the devices and your computer. Unplug the power cord from the power outlet to prevent damage to the devices.

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    1/2) ATX_12V_2X4/ATX (2x4 12V Power Connector and 2x12 Main Power Connector) With the use of the power connector, the power supply can supply enough stable power to all the com- ponents on the motherboard. Before connecting the power connector, first make sure the power supply is turned off and all devices are properly installed.

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    3/4/5) CPU_FAN/SYS_FAN1/SYS_FAN2/PWR_FAN (Fan Headers) The motherboard has a 4-pin CPU fan header (CPU_FAN), a 3-pin (SYS_FAN2) and a 4-pin (SYS_ FAN1) system fan headers, and a 3-pin power fan header (PWR_FAN). Most fan headers possess a foolproof insertion design. When connecting a fan cable, be sure to connect it in the correct orientation (the black connector wire is the ground wire).

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    7) IDE (IDE Connector) The IDE connector supports up to two IDE devices such as hard drives and optical drives. Before attach- ing the IDE cable, locate the foolproof groove on the connector. If you wish to connect two IDE devices, remember to set the jumpers and the cabling according to the role of the IDE devices (for example, master or slave).

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    9) PWR_LED (System Power LED Header) This header can be used to connect a system power LED on the chassis to indicate system power status. The LED is on when the system is operating. The LED keeps blinking when the system is in S1 sleep state.

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    11) F_PANEL (Front Panel Header) Connect the power switch, reset switch, speaker and system status indicator on the chassis front panel to this header according to the pin assignments below. Note the positive and negative pins before con- necting the cables. SPEAK- Speaker SPEAK+...

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    12) F_AUDIO (Front Panel Audio Header) The front panel audio header supports Intel High Definition audio (HD) and AC'97 audio. You may connect your chassis front panel audio module to this header. Make sure the wire assignments of the module con- nector match the pin assignments of the motherboard header.

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    14) SPDIF_IO (S/PDIF In/Out Header) This header supports digital S/PDIF In/Out. Via an optional S/PDIF In and Out cable, this header can connect to an audio device that supports digital audio out and an audio system that supports digital au- dio in.

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    16) F_1394_1/F_1394_2 (IEEE 1394a Headers) The headers conform to IEEE 1394a specification. The IEEE 1394a header can provide one IEEE 1394a port via an optional IEEE 1394a bracket. For purchasing the optional IEEE 1394a bracket, please con- tact the local dealer. Pin No.

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    18) COM (Serial Port Header) The COM header can provide one serial port via an optional COM port cable. For purchasing the op- tional COM port cable, please contact the local dealer. Pin No. Definition NDCD- NSIN NSOUT NDTR- NDSR- NRTS- NCTS- NRI-...

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    20) CLR_CMOS (Clearing CMOS Jumper) Use this jumper to clear the CMOS values (e.g. date information and BIOS configurations) and reset the CMOS values to factory defaults. To clear the CMOS values, place a jumper cap on the two pins to temporarily short the two pins or use a metal object like a screwdriver to touch the two pins for a few seconds.

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    Hardware Installation - 34 -...

  • Page 35: Chapter 2 Bios Setup

    To see more advanced BIOS Setup menu options, you can press <Ctrl> + <F1> in the main menu of the BIOS Setup program. To upgrade the BIOS, use either the GIGABYTE Q-Flash or @BIOS utility. Q-Flash allows the user to quickly and easily upgrade or back up BIOS without entering the operating •...

  • Page 36: Startup Screen

    A. The LOGO Screen (Default) Function Keys B. The POST Screen Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG, An Energy Star Ally Copyright (C) 1984-2009, Award Software, Inc. GA-MA785G-UD3H E3 Motherboard Model BIOS Version Function Keys <DEL>: BIOS Setup <F9>: XpressRecovery2 <F12>: Boot Menu <End>: Qflash...

  • Page 37: The Main Menu

    The Main Menu Once you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main Menu (as shown below) appears on the screen. Use ar- row keys to move among the items and press <Enter> to accept or enter a sub-menu. (Sample BIOS Version: E3) CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2009 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Load Fail-Safe Defaults...

  • Page 38: Standard Cmos Features, Advanced Bios Features, Integrated Peripherals, Power Management Setup, Pc Health Status

     The Functions of the <F11> and <F12> keys (For the Main Menu Only)  F11: Save CMOS to BIOS This function allows you to save the current BIOS settings to a profile. You can create up to 8 profiles (Profile 1-8) and name each profile.

  • Page 39: Mb Intelligent Tweaker(m.i.t.)

    MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2009 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Item Help  Advanced Clock Calibration [Press Enter] (Note 1) Menu Level   DRAM Configuration [Press Enter] HT Link Frequency [Auto] VGA Core Clock control [Disabled] x VGA Core Clock(MHz) EPP Mode [Disabled] (Note 2)

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    Advanced Clock Calibration (Note) CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2009 Award Software Advanced Clock Calibration Item Help EC Firmware Selection [Normal] Menu Level  Advanced Clock Calibration [Disabled] x Value (All Cores) x Value (Core 0) x Value (Core 1) x Value (Core 2) x Value (Core 3) higf : Move Enter: Select...

  • Page 41: Dram Configuration

    DRAM Configuration CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2009 Award Software DRAM Configuration Item Help DDRII Timing Items [Auto] Auto Menu Level  x CAS# latency Auto x RAS to CAS R/W Delay Auto x Row Precharge Time Auto x Minimum RAS Active Time Auto x 1T/2T Command Timing Auto...

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    Precharge Time Options are: Auto (default), 2T, 3T. Row Cycle Time Options are: Auto (default), 11T~26T. RAS to RAS Delay Options are: Auto (default), 2T~5T. HT Link Frequency Allows you to manually set the frequency for the HT Link between the CPU and chipset. Auto BIOS will automatically adjust the HT Link Frequency.

  • Page 43: Memory Clock

    PCIE Clock(MHz) Allows you to manually set the PCIe clock frequency. The adjustable range is from 100 MHz to 200 MHz. Auto sets the PCIe clock frequency to standard 100 MHz. (Default: Auto) Set Memory Clock Determines whether to manually set the memory clock. Auto lets BIOS automatically set the memory clock as required.

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    CPU NB VID Control (Note) Allows you to set the CPU Northbridge VID voltage. Auto sets the CPU Northbridge VID voltage as re- quired. The adjustable range is dependent on the CPU being installed. (Default: Normal) Note: Increasing CPU voltage may result in damage to your CPU or reduce the useful life of the CPU. CPU Voltage Control Allows you to set the CPU voltage.

  • Page 45: Standard Cmos Features

    Standard CMOS Features CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2009 Award Software Standard CMOS Features Item Help Date (mm:dd:yy) Tue, Jun 9 2009 Menu Level  Time (hh:mm:ss) 22:31:24  IDE Channel 0 Master [None]  IDE Channel 0 Slave [None]  IDE Channel 1 Master [None] ...

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    The following fields display your hard drive specifications. If you wish to enter the parameters manually, refer to the information on the hard drive. Capacity Approximate capacity of the currently installed hard drive. Cylinder Number of cylinders. Head Number of heads. Precomp Write precompensation cylinder.

  • Page 47: Advanced Bios Features

    Advanced BIOS Features CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2009 Award Software Advanced BIOS Features Item Help Internal Graphics Mode [UMA] Menu Level  UMA Frame Buffer Size [Auto] x Surround View Disabled Onboard VGA output connect [Auto] Init Display First [PCI Slot] AMD C1E Support [Disabled] (Note)

  • Page 48: Hard Disk Boot Priority, Password Check

    (Default: Disabled) Full Screen LOGO Show Allows you to determine whether to display the GIGABYTE Logo at system startup. Disabled displays normal POST message. (Default: Enabled) Backup BIOS Image to HDD Allows the system to copy the BIOS image file to the hard drive.

  • Page 49: Integrated Peripherals

    Integrated Peripherals CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2009 Award Software Integrated Peripherals Item Help OnChip IDE Channel [Enabled] Menu Level  OnChip SATA Controller [Enabled] OnChip SATA Type [Native IDE] x OnChip SATA Port4/5 Type Onboard Audio Function [Enabled] OnChip USB Controller [Enabled] USB EHCI Controller [Enabled]...

  • Page 50: Usb Keyboard Support

    USB EHCI Controller Enables or disables the integrated USB 2.0 controller. (Default: Enabled) USB Keyboard Support Allows USB keyboard to be used in MS-DOS. (Default: Enabled) USB Mouse Support Allows USB mouse to be used in MS-DOS. (Default: Disabled) Legacy USB storage detect Determines whether to detect USB storage devices, including USB flash drives and USB hard drives during the POST.

  • Page 51: Onboard Parallel Port

    When a Cable Problem Occurs... If a cable problem occurs on a specified pair of wires, the Status field will show Short and then length shown will be the approximate distance to the fault or short. Example: Part1-2 Status = Short / Length Explanation: A fault or short might occur at about 2m on Part 1-2.

  • Page 52: Power Management Setup

    Power Management Setup CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2009 Award Software Power Management Setup Item Help ACPI Suspend Type [S3(STR)] Menu Level  Soft-Off by Power button [Instant-off] USB Wake Up from S3 [Enabled] Modem Ring Resume [Disabled] PME Event Wake Up [Enabled] HPET Support [Enabled]...

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    PME Event Wake Up Allows the system to be awakened from an ACPI sleep state by a wake-up signal from a PCI or PCIe de- vice. Note: To use this function, you need an ATX power supply providing at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. (Default: Enabled) HPET Support (Note)

  • Page 54: Pnp/pci Configurations

    PnP/PCI Configurations CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2009 Award Software PnP/PCI Configurations Item Help PCI1 IRQ Assignment [Auto] Menu Level  PCI2 IRQ Assignment [Auto] higf : Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD: Value F10: Save ESC: Exit F1: General Help F5: Previous Values F6: Fail-Safe Defaults F7: Optimized Defaults PCI1 IRQ Assignment...

  • Page 55: Pc Health Status

    PC Health Status CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2009 Award Software PC Health Status Item Help Reset Case Open Status [Disabled] Menu Level  Case Opened Vcore 1.364V DDR2 1.8V 1.952V +3.3V 3.280V +12V 12.048V Current System Temperature Current CPU Temperature Current CPU FAN Speed 1962 RPM Current SYSTEM FAN Speed...

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    Current System/CPU Temperature Displays current system/CPU temperature. Current CPU/SYSTEM/POWER FAN Speed (RPM) Displays current CPU/system/power fan speed. CPU Warning Temperature Sets the warning threshold for CPU temperature. When CPU temperature exceeds the threshold, BIOS will emit warning sound. Options are: Disabled (default), 60 C/140 F, 70 C/158...

  • Page 57: Load Fail-safe Defaults, Load Optimized Defaults

    2-10 Load Fail-Safe Defaults CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2009 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Load Fail-Safe Defaults  Standard CMOS Features Load Optimized Defaults  Advanced BIOS Features Set Supervisor Password  Integrated Peripherals Set User Password  Power Management Setup Save &...

  • Page 58: Set Supervisor/user Password

    2-12 Set Supervisor/User Password CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2009 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Load Fail-Safe Defaults  Standard CMOS Features Load Optimized Defaults  Advanced BIOS Features Set Supervisor Password  Integrated Peripherals Set User Password  Power Management Setup Save &...

  • Page 59: Save & Exit Setup, Exit Without Saving

    2-13 Save & Exit Setup CMOS Setup Utility-Copyright (C) 1984-2009 Award Software MB Intelligent Tweaker(M.I.T.) Load Fail-Safe Defaults  Standard CMOS Features Load Optimized Defaults  Advanced BIOS Features Set Supervisor Password  Save to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)? Y Integrated Peripherals Set User Password ...

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    BIOS Setup - 60 -...

  • Page 61: Installing Chipset Drivers, Chapter 3 Drivers Installation

    Chapter 3 Drivers Installation • Before installing the drivers, first install the operating system. • After installing the operating system, insert the motherboard driver disk into your optical drive. The driver Autorun screen is automatically displayed which looks like that shown in the screen shot below.

  • Page 62: Application Software, Technical Manuals

    Application Software This page displays all the utilities and applications that GIGABYTE develops and some free software. You can click the Install button on the right of an item to install it. Technical Manuals This page provides GIGABYTE's application guides, content descriptions for this driver disk, and the mother- board manuals.

  • Page 63: Contact, System

    Contact For the detailed contact information of the GIGABYTE Taiwan headquarter or worldwide branch offices, click the URL on this page to link to the GIGABYTE website. System This page provides the basic system information. - 63 - Drivers Installation...

  • Page 64: Download Center

    Download Center To update the BIOS, drivers, or applications, click the Download Center button to link to the GIGABYTE website. The latest version of the BIOS, drivers, or applications will be displayed. Drivers Installation - 64 -...

  • Page 65: Xpress Recovery2, Chapter 4 Unique Features

    Chapter 4 Unique Features Xpress Recovery2 Xpress Recovery2 is a utility that allows you to quickly compress and back up your system data and perform restoration of it. Supporting NTFS, FAT32, and FAT16 file systems, Xpress Recovery2 can back up data on PATA and SATA hard drives and restore it.

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    Step 3: Step 4: When partitioning your hard drive, make sure to After the operating system is installed, right-click the Computer icon on your desktop and select leave unallocated space (10 GB or more is recom- mended; actual size requirements vary, depending Manage.

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    D. Using the Restore Function in Xpress Recovery2 Select RESTORE to restore the backup to your hard drive in case the system breaks down. The RESTORE option will not be present if no backup is created before. E. Removing the Backup Step 1: Step 2: If you wish to remove the backup file, select...

  • Page 68: Bios Update Utilities, Updating The Bios With The Q-flash Utility

    4-2-1 Updating the BIOS with the Q-Flash Utility A. Before You Begin From GIGABYTE's website, download the latest compressed BIOS update file that matches your moth- erboard model. Extract the file and save the new BIOS file (e.g. M785GD3H.F1) to your floppy disk, USB flash drive, or hard drive.

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    B. Updating the BIOS When updating the BIOS, choose the location where the BIOS file is saved. The following procedure as- sumes that you save the BIOS file to a floppy disk. Step 1: Insert the floppy disk containing the BIOS file into the floppy disk drive. In the main menu of Q-Flash, use the up or down arrow key to select Update BIOS from Drive and press <Enter>.

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    Step 4: Press <Esc> and then <Enter> to exit Q-Flash and reboot the system. As the system boots, you should see the new BIOS version is present on the POST screen. Step 5: During the POST, press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup. Select Load Optimized Defaults and press <Enter> to load BIOS defaults.

  • Page 71: Updating The Bios With The @bios Utility

    BIOS or a system that is unable to start. Do not use the G.O.M. (GIGABYTE Online Management) function when using @BIOS. GIGABYTE product warranty does not cover any BIOS damage or system failure resulting from an inad- equate BIOS flashing.

  • Page 72: Easytune 6

    EasyTune 6 GIGABYTE's EasyTune 6 is a simple and easy-to-use interface that allows users to fine-tune their system settings or do overclock/overvoltage in Windows environment. The user-friendly EasyTune 6 interface also includes tabbed pages for CPU and memory information, letting users read their system-related information without the need to install additional software.

  • Page 73: Easy Energy Saver

    The Easy Energy Saver Interface A. Meter Mode In Meter Mode, GIGABYTE Easy Energy Saver shows how much power they have saved in a set period of time. Meter Mode - Button Information Table Button Description...

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    B. Total Mode In Total Mode, users are able to see how much total power savings they have accumulated in a set period of time since activating Easy Energy Saver for the first time (Note 4) Total Mode - Button Information Table Button Description Easy Energy Saver On/Off Switch (Default: Off) Dynamic CPU Frequency Function On/Off Switch (Default: Off)

  • Page 75: Q-share

    Q-Share, you are able to share your data with computers on the same network, making full use of Internet resources. Directions for using Q-Share After installing Q-Share from the motherboard driver disk, go to Start>All Programs>GIGABYTE>Q-Share. exe to launch the Q-Share tool. Find the Q-Share icon in the notification area and right-click on this icon to configure the data sharing settings.

  • Page 76: Time Repair

    Time Repair Based on the Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Services technology, Time Repair allows you to quickly back up and restore your system data in the Windows Vista operating system. Time Repair supports NTFS file system and can restore system data on PATA and SATA hard drives. System Restore Choose a system restore point using the navigation bar on the right or at the bottom of the screen to view the system data backed up at different time.

  • Page 77: Configuring Sata Hard Drive(s), Configuring The Onboard Sata Controller, Chapter 5 Appendix

    Chapter 5 Appendix Configuring SATA Hard Drive(s) To configure SATA hard drive(s), follow the steps below: A. Install SATA hard drive(s) in your computer. B. Configure SATA controller mode in BIOS Setup. C. Configure a RAID array in RAID BIOS. (Note 1) D.

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    B. Configuring SATA controller mode in BIOS Setup Make sure to configure the SATA controller mode correctly in system BIOS Setup. Step 1: Turn on your computer and press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup during the POST (Power-On Self-Test). Ensure OnChip SATA Controller is enabled under Integrated Peripherals. To enable RAID for the SATA2_0/1/2/3 connectors, set OnChip SATA Type to RAID.

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    C. Configuring RAID set in RAID BIOS Enter the RAID BIOS setup utility to configure a RAID array. Skip this step and proceed with the installation of Windows operating system for a non-RAID configuration. Step 1: After the POST memory test begins and before the operating system boot begins, look for a message which says "Press <Ctrl-F>...

  • Page 80

    Option ROM Utility (c) 2008 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [ Define LD Menu ] LD No RAID Mode Total Drv RAID 0 Stripe Block: 64 KB Fast Init: Gigabyte Boundary: Cache Mode: WriteThru [ Drives Assignments ] Channel:ID Drive Model Capabilities Capacity (GB) Assignment...

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    In the following procedure, we'll create RAID 0 as an example. 1. Under the RAID Mode section, press the <SPACE> key to select RAID 0. 2. Set the Stripe Block size. 64 KB is the default. 3. Under the Drives Assignments section, press the up or down arrow key to highlight a drive. 4.

  • Page 82

    Delete an Array The Delete Array menu option allows for deletion of disk array assignments. Deleting an existing disk array could result in loss of data. Record all array information including the array type, the disk members, and stripe block size in case you wish to undo a deletion. 1.

  • Page 83: Making A Sata Raid/ahci Driver Diskette

    5-1-2 Making a SATA RAID/AHCI Driver Diskette (Required for AHCI and RAID Mode) To successfully install operating system onto SATA hard drive(s) that is/are configured to RAID/AHCI mode, you need to install the SATA controller driver during the OS installation. Without the driver, the hard drive may not be recognized during the Windows setup process.

  • Page 84: Installing The Sata Raid/ahci Driver And Operating System

    5-1-3 Installing the SATA RAID/AHCI Driver and Operating System With the SATA RAID/AHCI driver diskette and correct BIOS settings, you are ready to install Windows Vista/ XP onto your hard drive(s). The followings are examples of Windows XP and Vista installation. A.

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    B. Installing Windows Vista (The procedure below assumes that only one RAID array exists in your system.) Step 1: Restart your system to boot from the Windows Vista setup disk and perform standard OS installation steps. When a screen similar to that below appears (RAID hard drive will not be detected at this stage), select Load Driver (Figure 3).

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    Step 3: When a screen as shown in Figure 5 appears, select AMD AHCI Compatible RAID Controller and press Next. Figure 5 Step 4: After the driver is loaded, the RAID drive will appear. Select the RAID drive and then press Next to continue the OS installation (Figure 6).

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    Rebuilding an Array: Rebuilding is the process of restoring data to a hard drive from other drives in the array. Rebuilding applies only to fault-tolerant arrays such as RAID 1, RAID 5, or RAID 10 arrays. To replace the old drive, make sure to use a new drive of equal or greater capacity.

  • Page 88: Configuring Audio Input And Output, Configuring 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel Audio

    Configuring Audio Input and Output 5-2-1 Configuring 2/4/5.1/7.1-Channel Audio The motherboard provides six audio jacks on the back panel which support 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel audio. (Note) The picture to the right shows the default audio jack Center/Subwoofer Line In Speaker Out assignments. Rear Speaker Out Front Speaker Out The integrated HD (High Definition) audio provides...

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    Step 2: Connect an audio device to an audio jack. The The cur- rent connected device is dialog box appears. Select the device according to the type of device you connect. Then click OK. Step 3: On the Speakers screen, click the Speaker Configura- tion tab.

  • Page 90: Configuring S/pdif In/out

    5-2-2 Configuring S/PDIF In/Out The S/PDIF In and Out cable (optional) provides S/PDIF In and S/PDIF Out functionalities. Optical S/PDIF Out Optical S/PDIF In Coaxial Coaxial S/PDIF Out S/PDIF In A. Installing the S/PDIF In and Out Cable: Step 1: Step 2: First, attach the connector at the end of the cable Secure the metal bracket to the chassis back...

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    C. Configuring S/PDIF Out: The S/PDIF Out jacks can transmit audio signals to an external decoder for decoding to get the best audio quality. To output S/PDIF digital audio signals to an external decoder, connect a S/PDIF coaxial cable or a S/PDIF optical cable (either one) to the optical/coxial S/PDIF out connector on the motherboard back panel (or on the optional S/PDIF In and Out cable).

  • Page 92: Enabling The Dolby Home Theater Function

    5-2-3 Enabling the Dolby Home Theater Function Before Dolby Home Theater is enabled, you get only 2-channel playback output (from the front speakers) when playing 2-channel stereo sources. You must play 4-, 5.1-, or 7.1- chan- nel content to get 4-, 5.1-, or 7.1- channel audio effects. With Dolby Home Theater enabled, 2-channel stereo content will be transformed into multi-channel audio, creating a virtual sur- round sound environment (Note)

  • Page 93: Configuring Microphone Recording

    5-2-4 Configuring Microphone Recording Step 1: After installing the audio driver, the HD Audio Manager icon will appear in the notification area. Double-click the icon to access the HD Audio Manager. Step 2: Connect your microphone to the Mic in jack (pink) on the back panel or the Mic in jack (pink) on the front panel.

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    Step 4: To raise the recording and playback volume for the microphone, click the Microphone Boost icon the right of the Recording Volume slider and set the Microphone Boost level. Step 5: After completing the settings above, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Sound Recorder to begin the sound recording.

  • Page 95: Using The Sound Recorder

    Step 3: When the Stereo Mix item appears, right-click on this item and select Enable. Then set it as the default de- vice. Step 4: Now you can access the HD Audio Manager to config- ure Stereo Mix and use Sound Recorder to record the sound.

  • Page 96: Troubleshooting, Frequently Asked Questions

    5-3-1 Frequently Asked Questions To read more FAQs for your motherboard, please go to the Support&Downloads\Motherboard\FAQ page on GIGABYTE's website. Q: In the BIOS Setup program, why are some BIOS options missing? A: Some advanced options are hidden in the BIOS Setup program. Press <Delete> to enter BIOS Setup dur- ing the POST.

  • Page 97: Troubleshooting Procedure

    5-3-2 Troubleshooting Procedure If you encounter any troubles during system startup, follow the troubleshooting procedure below to solve the problem. START Turn off the power. Remove all peripherals, connecting cables, and power cord etc. Make sure the motherboard does not short-circuit with the chassis or Isolate the short circuit.

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    The power supply, CPU or When the computer is turned on, is the CPU cooler running? CPU socket might fail. The problem is verified and solved. The graphics card, expansion slot, or monitor Check if there is display on your monitor. might fail.

  • Page 99: Regulatory Statements

    Contravention will be prosecuted. We believe that the information contained herein was accurate in all respects at the time of printing. GIGABYTE cannot, however, assume any responsibility for errors or omissions in this text. Also note that the informa- tion in this document is subject to change without notice and should not be construed as a commitment by GIGABYTE.

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    Finally, we suggest that you practice other environmentally friendly actions by understanding and using the energy-saving features of this product (where applicable), recycling the inner and outer packaging (including shipping containers) this product was delivered in, and by disposing of or recycling used batteries properly. With your help, we can reduce the amount of natural resources needed to produce electrical and electronic equipment, minimize the use of landfills for the disposal of "end of life"...

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    Shenyang Web address: TEL: +86-24-83992901 • Giga-Byte SINGAPORE PTE. LTD. - Singapore FAX: +86-24-83992909 • GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY (INDIA) LIMITED - India WEB address : • Thailand WEB address : WEB address : • Saudi Arabia •...

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    WEB address : WEB address : • Czech Republic You may go to the GIGABYTE website, select your language WEB address : in the language list on the top right corner of the website. • GIGABYTE Global Service System...

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