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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 60 C 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 it yet.

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 case.

46. Fold-up the excess front panel wires and neatly zip-tie them together.

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