How to Install the
Abit KX7-333/KX7-333R Motherboard
Last updated: 1/18/2004
37. While watching the CPU fan push the Power-on
button. If the CPU fan does not start spinning, immediately pull the
power cord out of the computer.
Keep your cotton-picking fingers
away from the CPU fan! If you accidentally stick a finger in one of
these turbojet engines expect to run to the bathroom with bloody paws!
I like the Thermaltake cooler, but would also purchase a fan guard.
Otherwise, the computer should boot,
issue one short beep, and you should see something on the monitor.
38. If you see stuff on the display, pull the
power cord, plug-in the keyboard and mouse, plug in the power cord, push
the Power-on to restart.
39. When prompted, push the Delete key to go
into the CMOS setup.
40. In the CMOS Setup go into the PC Health Status
(top-right) and monitor the CPU temperature for a few minutes. If it goes zinging up past
degrees there is something wrong with the heatsink-fan or it's installation.
In that event, immediately pull the power cord and correct the problem.
41. Select the SoftMenu III Setup
and verify that the CPU settings are correct. They should be. I
not make the appropriate adjustments, Save and Exit the CMOS Setup, and
reenter the CMOS Setup after the computer reboots.
42. Monitor the CPU temperature while the computer is warming-up.That may take 15 to 30 minutes. The CPU temperature should settle-out
at around 42 - 45 degrees Centigrade.
43. While waiting, feel the outside the back of
the case, behind the power supply and the chassis fans to make sure
they are pushing-out air (quietly).
This particular power supply adjusts the airflow
automatically to the temperature inside the case. It probably won't
be blowing much, if any at all, with the case open and everything not in
44. After your are satisfied that things are
working Ok, pull the power cord.
45. Attach the rest of the front panel
connectors. The connectors connect with the labels on plugs facing
aft. The Power LED connector uses three-pins on the front header,
starting with the pin labeled 1 in the above diagram. If your case has
five pins for the Power LED, the other two
pins are for a key lock switch which this case does not have. Verify
that both LEDs work by applying power and the RESET switch functions.
The wires going to the Power LED and hard disk LED can be reversed to get
the correct polarity with the computer on without doing harm. The
Suspend and SMI pins are not used with this
46. Fold-up the excess front panel wires and
neatly zip-tie them together.
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