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A7N8X-LA
(Explorer 2)
User Guide

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    A7N8X-LA (Explorer 2) User Guide...

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents A7N8X-LA (Explorer 2) specifications summary ......iii Motherboard layout ............... 1 Central Processing Unit (CPU) ..........2 System memory ..............3 Memory configurations ............3 Installing a DIMM ..............4 Expansion slots ..............5 Standard interrupt assignments ..........5 IRQ assignments for this motherboard ........

  • Page 3: A7n8x-la (explorer 2) Specifications Summary

    A7N8X-LA (Explorer 2) specifications summary Socket A for AMD™Athlon™/Athlon XP™ Supports up to Athlon XP 3200+ Chipset nVidia nForce2 IGP nVidia MCP-T Front Side Bus (FSB) 333/266 MHz Memory 2 x 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets for up to 2GB memory...

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    A7N8X-LA (Explorer 2) specifications summary BIOS features 4Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS with Enhanced ACPI, DMI, Green, PnP features Year 2000 compliant Industry Standard USB 2.0/1.1, PCI 2.2 Form factor MicroATX form factor: 9.6 in x 9.6 in (24.5 cm x 24.5 cm)

  • Page 5: Motherboard Layout

    Below:Mic In Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP8X1) Realtek RTL8201 Super A7N8X-LA/Explorer2 CHA_FAN1 PCI 1 nVIDIA MCP-T BAT1 ASPDIF1 Chipset PCI 2 Agere BIOS 1394 CLRTC1 HJACK1 PCI 3 BUZZ1 Audio CD1 AUX1 Codec FP_MIC1 USB56 IEEE1394_1 HPANEL ASUS A7N8X-LA (Explorer 2) Motherboard...

  • Page 6: Central Processing Unit (cpu)

    The motherboard provides a Socket A (462) for CPU installation. AMD processors offer gigahertz speeds to support all latest computing platforms and applications. The A7N8X-LA supports AMD Athlon/Athlon XP 3200+ processors. This motherboard supports 333/266MHz front side bus (FSB), and allows data transfers of up to 5.4GB/s with PC2700 DDR.

  • Page 7: System Memory

    DIMM matches the break on the socket. 3. Firmly insert the DIMM into the socket until the retaining clips snap back in Unlocked Retaining Clip place and the DIMM is properly seated. ASUS A7N8X-LA (Explorer 2) Motherboard...

  • Page 8: Expansion Slots

    These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices. IRQ assignments for this motherboard PCI slot 1 shared PCI slot 2 used PCI slot 3 used AGP slot shared Onboard USB controller 1 Onboard LAN Onboard audio Onboard 1394 controller ASUS A7N8X-LA (Explorer 2) Motherboard...

  • Page 9: Pci Slots

    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/Explorer2 A7N8X-LA/Explorer2 Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP8X) ASUS A7N8X-LA (Explorer 2) Motherboard...

  • Page 10: Jumper

    Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the jumper caps on default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure! CLRTC1 A7N8X-LA/Explorer2 Normal Clear CMOS (Default) A7N8X-LA/Explorer2 Clear RTC RAM ASUS A7N8X-LA (Explorer 2) Motherboard...

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    1-2. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to re-enter data. A7N8X-LA/Explorer2 Normal Clear Password (Default) A7N8X-LA/Explorer2 Clear Password Setting ASUS A7N8X-LA (Explorer 2) Motherboard...

  • Page 12: Connectors

    ATXPWR1 +12.0VDC +5.0VDC +5VSB +5.0VDC PWR_OK -5.0VDC +5.0VDC +5.0VDC PS_ON# A7N8X-LA/Explorer2 +3.3VDC -12.0VDC +3.3VDC +3.3VDC A7N8X-LA/Explorer2 ATX Power Connector ASUS A7N8X-LA (Explorer 2) Motherboard...

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    2. The hole near the blue connector on the UltraDMA/100/66 cable is intentional. NOTE: Orient the red markings (usually zigzag) on the IDE ribbon cable to PIN 1. A7N8X-LA/Explorer2 PIN 1 A7N8X-LA/Explorer2 IDE Connectors ASUS A7N8X-LA (Explorer 2) Motherboard...

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    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) AUX1 (White) A7N8X-LA/Explorer2 A7N8X-LA/Explorer2 Internal Audio Connectors ASUS A7N8X-LA (Explorer 2) Motherboard...

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    1394 module. You may also connect a 1394-compliant internal hard disk to this connector. NEVER connect a USB cable to any of the IEEE 1394 connectors. Doing so will damage the motherboard! IEEE1394_1 A7N8X-LA/Explorer2 A7N8X-LA/Explorer2 IEEE-1394 Connectors ASUS A7N8X-LA (Explorer 2) Motherboard...

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    9. Front microphone connector (3-pin FP_MIC1) This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel microphone jack. Use a 3-pin audio cable to connect the microphone jack to this connector. FP_MIC1 A7N8X-LA/Explorer2 A7N8X-LA/Explorer2 Front Microphone Connector ASUS A7N8X-LA (Explorer 2) Motherboard...

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    This connector is for an S/PDIF audio module that allows digital instead of analog sound output. Connect one end of the audio cable to this connector and the other end to the S/PDIF module. TV_OUT A7N8X-LA/Explorer2 A7N8X-LA/Explorer2 TV Out Connector ASUS A7N8X-LA (Explorer 2) Motherboard...

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    ON mode for more than 4 seconds turns the system OFF. • Reset Switch Lead (2-pin RESET) This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted reset switch for rebooting the system without turning off the system power. ASUS A7N8X-LA (Explorer 2) Motherboard...

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