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Preface Copyright This publication, including all photographs, illustrations and software, is protected under international copyright laws, with all rights reserved. Neither this manual, nor any of the material contained herein, may be reproduced without written consent of the author. Version 1.0 Disclaimer The information in this document is subject to change without notice. The manufacturer makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims a
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  Preface Preface Copyright This publication, including all photographs, illustrations and software, is protectedunder international copyright laws, with all rights reserved. Neither this manual, norany of the material contained herein, may be reproduced without written consent of the author.Version 1.0 Disclaimer The information in this document is subject to change without notice. The manufac-turer makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents hereof andspecifically disclaims any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for anyparticular purpose. The manufacturer reserves the right to revise this publication andto make changes from time to time in the content hereof without obligation of themanufacturer to notify any person of such revision or changes. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class Bdigital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed toprovide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installa-tion. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful inter-ference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interferencewill not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmfulinterference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning theequipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by oneor more of the following measures: ãReorient or relocate the receiving antenna.ãIncrease the separation between the equipment and the receiver.ãConnect the equipment onto an outlet on a circuit different from that towhich the receiver is connected.ãConsult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Shielded interconnect cables and a shielded AC power cable must be employed withthis equipment to ensure compliance with the pertinent RF emission limits govern-ing this device. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the system’smanufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. Trademark Recognition Microsoft, MS-DOS and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp.AMD, Phenom, Athlon, Sempron and Duron are registered trademarks of AMDCorporation.Other product names used in this manual are the properties of their respectiveowners and are acknowledged.  ii  PrefaceDeclaration of Conformity This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to thefollowing conditions: ãThis device may not cause harmful interference, andãThis device must accept any interference received, including interfer-ence that may cause undesired operation. Canadian Department of Communications This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-causing Equipment Regulations.Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Réglement surle matériel brouilieur du Canada.  About the Manual The manual consists of the following: Chapter 1Introducing the Motherboard Describes features of the motherboard.Go to  page   1Describes installation of motherboardcomponents.Go to  page 7Provides information on using the BIOSSetup Utility.Go to  page 25Describes the motherboard softwareGo to  page 45Provides information about SATA RAIDSetupGo to  page 49 Chapter 5Setting Up AMD SB850 RAIDConfiguration page 67 Chapter 7Trouble Shooting Provides basic troubleshooting tipsGo to  Chatper 6Setting Up eJIFFY Describes the eJIFFY setting upGo to  page 57 Chapter 2Installing the MotherboardChapter 3Using BIOSChapter 4Using the Motherboard Software  iii  T T T T T  ABLE OF CONTENTS  ABLE OF CONTENTS  ABLE OF CONTENTS  ABLE OF CONTENTS  ABLE OF CONTENTS  Preface i Chapter 11 Introducing the Motherboard 1 Introduction............................................................................................1Features...................................................................................................2Motherboard Components...................................................................4 Chapter 277777 Installing the Motherboard 7  Safety Precautions...............................................................................7Choosing a Computer Case..................................................................7Installing the Motherboard in a Case.................................................7   Installing Hardware............................................................................8  Installing the Processor...................................................................8 Installing Memory Modules...........................................................10 Expansion Slots.............................................................................14Connecting Optional Devices........................................................16 Installing a SATA Hard Drive.......................................................18 Connecting I/O Devices......................................................................19Connecting Case Components..........................................................20 Front Panel Header.......................................................................23 Chapter 32525252525 Using BIOS 25 About the Setup Utility....................................................................25  The Standard Configuration..........................................................25Entering the Setup Utility...............................................................25 Resetting the Default CMOS Values...............................................26  Using BIOS............................................................................................27 Standard CMOS Setup..................................................................28Advanced Setup.............................................................................30Advanced Chipset Setup................................................................32 Integrated Peripherals..................................................................33Power Management Setup.............................................................34PCI/PnP Setup...............................................................................35PC Health Status...........................................................................35 M.I.B. III (MB Intelligent Bios)......................................................39  iv  Load Default Settings....................................................................42Supervisor Password.....................................................................42   User Password...............................................................................43Save & Exit Setup ..........................................................................43Exit Without Saving........................................................................43Updating the BIOS.........................................................................44 Chapter 44545454545 Using the Motherboard Software45  About the Software DVD-ROM/CD-ROM......................................45Auto-installing under Windows XP/Vista/7....................................45   Running Setup...............................................................................46   Manual Installation............................................................................48Utility Software Reference..................................................................48 Chapter 54949494949 Setting Up AMD SB850 RAID Configuration 49 Setting Up a Bootable RAID Array..................................................49 Chapter 65757575757 Setting Up eJIFFY 57  Introduction.......................................................................................57Installation and BIOS Setup..............................................................58Entering eJIFFY ............................................................................................ 61   Features Icons .......................................................................................... 62   Usage FAQ ................................................................................................ 63 Chapter 76767676767 Trouble Shooting 67 Start up problems during assembly....................................................67   Start up problems after prolong use..................................................68   Maintenance and care tips..................................................................68   Basic Troubleshooting Flowchart......................................................69
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