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A7N8X-LA
Explorer
User Guide

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    A7N8X-LA Explorer User Guide...

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    Hardware information...

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    Exxxx A7N8X-LA/Explorer specifications summary Socket A for AMD Duron™/Athlon™/Barton 2800+ 266/333 MHz FSB Support Chipset Northbridge: NVIDIA ® nForce2 IGP Southbridge: NVIDIA ® MCP2-T Front Side Bus (FSB) 333/266Mhz Memory 2 x 184-pin DDR DIMM Sockets Max. 2 GB unbuffered PC2700/2100 non-ECC DDR RAM memory.

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    A7N8X-LA/Explorer specifications summary 4Mb Flash ROM, Award BIOS, TCAV, PnP, DMI2.0, DMI, BIOS features Green PCI 2.2, USB 1.1/2.0. Industry standard Manageability DMI 2.0, WOL, WOR, Chassis Intrusion, SM Bus Form Factor Micro-ATX form factor: 9.6 in x 9.6 in * Specifications are subject to change without notice.

  • Page 5: Motherboard Layout

    Center:Line Out Below:Mic In Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP8X1) Realtek RTL8201 Super A7N8X-LA/Explorer CHA_FAN1 PCI 1 MCP2-T BAT1 Chipset PCI 2 Agere BIOS 1394 PCI 3 BUZZ1 Audio CD1 AUX1 Codec FP_MIC1 IEEE1394_1 USB56 HPSPK1 HPANEL ASUS A7N8X-LA/Explorer motherboard user guide...

  • Page 6: System Memory

    2GB non-ECC PC2700/2100 DDR.. 104 Pins A7N8X-LA 80 Pins A7N8X-LA 184-Pin DDR DIMM Sockets 1. Make sure the memory frequency and bus frequency setting in the BIOS are the same or set to [Auto] ensure system stability.

  • Page 7: Standard Interrupt Assignments

    When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support “Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the system unstable and the card inoperable. ASUS A7N8X-LA/Explorer motherboard user guide...

  • Page 8: Pci Slots

    +1.5V specification. Note the notches on the card golden fingers to ensure that they fit the AGP slot on your motherboard. Install only 1.5V AGP cards on this motherboard! AGP Card without Retention Notch A7N8X-LA A7N8X-LA Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP8X) Hardware information...

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    Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on J10 jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure! CLRTC1 A7N8X-LA Normal Clear CMOS A7N8X-LA Clear RTC RAM (Default) ASUS A7N8X-LA/Explorer motherboard user guide...

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    2. Clear Password ( 2-pin J11) This jumper allows you to clear the password in CMOS. Set to pins (2-3) to clear the password and set to pins (1-2) for default normal setting. A7N8X-LA Normal Clear Password (Default) A7N8X-LA Clear Password Setting Hardware information...

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    (Pin 5 is removed to prevent incorrect insertion when using ribbon cables with pin 5 plug). FLOPPY1 NOTE: Orient the red markings on the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1 A7N8X-LA PIN 1 A7N8X-LA Floppy Disk Drive Connector ASUS A7N8X-LA/Explorer motherboard user guide...

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    2. The hole near the blue connector on the UltraDMA/133/100/66 cable is intentional. NOTE: Orient the red markings (usually zigzag) on the IDE ribbon cable to PIN 1. A7N8X-LA PIN 1 A7N8X-LA IDE Connectors Hardware information...

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    The system may become unstable and may experience difficulty powering up if the power supply is inadequate. ATXPWR1 +12.0VDC +5.0VDC +5VSB +5.0VDC PWR_OK -5.0VDC +5.0VDC +5.0VDC PS_ON# A7N8X-LA +3.3VDC -12.0VDC +3.3VDC +3.3VDC A7N8X-LA ATX Power Connector ASUS A7N8X-LA/Explorer motherboard user guide...

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    CPU_FAN1 CHA_FAN1 A7N8X-LA A7N8X-LA 12-Volt Cooling Fan Power 5. Internal audio connectors (4-pin CD1, AUX1) These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card. CD1 (Black)

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    You must install the driver before you can use the USB 2.0 capability. A7N8X-LA USB56 A7N8X-LA USB 2.0 Header NEVER connect a 1394 cable to the USB_56 connector. Doing so will damage the motherboard! ASUS A7N8X-LA/Explorer motherboard user guide...

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    6-pin cable plug to the 1394 module. You may also connect a 1394-compliant internal hard disk to this connector. IEEE1394_1 A7N8X-LA A7N8X-LA IEEE-1394 Connectors NEVER connect a USB cable to any of the IEEE 1394 connectors. Doing so will damage the motherboard! 8. Backpanel I/O Shield...

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    HPSPK1 A7N8X-LA A7N8X-LA HP Speaker Connector 10. Front Microphone connector (3-pin FP_MIC1) The front panel microphone connector supports the case-mounted front panel microphone jack. FP_MIC1 A7N8X-LA A7N8X-LA Front Microphone Connector ASUS A7N8X-LA/Explorer motherboard user guide...

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    11. TV-out connector (6-1 pin TV_OUT) This connector is for an optional TV-out module that allows you to connect output to a television set. TV_OUT A7N8X-LA A7N8X-LA TV Out Connector Hardware information...

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    A7N8X-LA HDLED Reset SW A7N8X-LA Front Panel Audio Connector • System Power LED Lead (3-1 pin PLED) This 3-1 pin connector connects to the system power LED. The LED lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.

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