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How to Install the Abit KX7-333/KX7-333R Motherboard
Last updated: 1/18/2004

Install the Memory.

16. Crucial's instructions state, "most manufactures require the module to be inserted at a 45 degree angle..." Well, that is not true for this memory and motherboard or for most motherboards I have worked on recently. The memory goes straight down. You again cautioned to observer antistatic precautions... Orient the motherboard so you are facing the front of it. Push the leavers down on the memory socket marked DIM1, the closest one to the CPU, unbox the memory remove it from the antistatic bag, match the notch in the bottom of the memory module to the key on the socket (it is asymmetrical), and use both hands to evenly and firmly insert the module. The leavers at the ends of the socket will come up and dovetail with the sides when the module is properly inserted. Push inward on them to be sure they are fully in place. Inspect it to make sure it is fully seated

Memory modules can be plugged into any of the three memory sockets in any order. DIMM1 allows more clearance for the drive cables. Other motherboards may require that the memory be plugged in a specific order.

17. Put the memory and heatsink instructions, if any, in the motherboard box.

18. Verify that the Clear CMOS jumper (JBAT), located just the right and forward of the battery, has the jumper on pins 1 and 2, the two pins furthest from the front of the motherboard. Do not change this jumper when power is on. It could damage the motherboard. If the jumper is too loose like it was on the motherboard used for this review, you have two options: replace it or very carefully bend pin 1 away from pin 2. I did the later with a pair of needle nose pliers. That pin will break if you overdo it.

Your motherboard should look like this:

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