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    **Official ABIT AB9 QuadGT Review/Overclock/Guide Thread**



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    Reviews

    Anandtech Review
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    Nordic Hardware Review
    Hardocp Review

    Compatable Ram List

    OCZ 2GB FlexXLC Edition DDR2 PC2-6400 (2x1GB) CAS4
    OCZ 2GB Platinum Revision 2 XTC Series DDR2 PC2-6400 (2x1GB) CAS4
    OCZ 2GB ATI CrossFire Edition DDR2 PC2-6400 (2x1GB) CAS4
    OCZ 2GB SLI-Ready Edition DDR2 PC2-8500 (2x1GB) CAS5

    Patriot 2GB Extreme Performance DDR2 PC2-6400 (2x1GB) CAS4
    Patriot 4GB Extreme Performance DDR2 PC2-6400 (2x2GB) CAS5

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    Team 2GB Xtreem DDR2 PC2-6400 (2x1GB) CAS3

    Kingston 2GB HyperX DDR2 PC2-8500 (2x1GB) CAS5

    Mushkin 2GB DDR2 EM2-6400 (2x1GB) CAS5

    Corsair 2GB Dominator DDR2 PC2-8500 (2x1GB) CAS5

    CellShock 2GB DDR2 PC6400 (2x1GB) CAS4

    G.Skill 2GB DDR2 HZ PC2-6400 (2x1GB) CAS4
    G.Skill 4GB DDR2 PQ PC2-6400 (2x2GB) CAS5

    Official BIOS

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    CPU support list
    How to update the BIOS?
    How to boot an Abit board from a USB flash drive
    AWDFLASH revision 20061017172020 - 13/10/2006

    BIOS ID:10

    1. First release.
    2. BIOS compiled date: 12/11/2006

    BIOS ID:11

    1. Enhanced overclocking ability.
    2. Modify the Voltage adjusting function.
    3. Fixed an issue that the system hangs during Vista installation, when using a Kentsfield CPU.
    4. Fixed an issue where the system sometimes hangs on POST code 2A.
    5. Fixed the JMB363 performance issue.
    6. JMB363 now works as intended when enabling ICH8R RAID ROM.
    7. The "EIST adjusting" function now works as intended.
    8. BIOS compiled date: 3/27/2007

    BIOS ID:13

    1. Fixed the onboard Ethernet may disappeared after running mem86.
    2. BIOS compiled date: 04/18/2007

    BIOS ID:14

    1. Support FSB1333 CPUs.
    2. BIOS compiled date: 06/21/2007

    BIOS ID:15

    1. The ICH8R AHCI function now works as intended.
    2. BIOS compiled date: 07/18/2007

    BIOS ID:16

    1. Support the pin definition of Front Audio adjusting function.
    2. Enhanced the IEEE1394 performance.
    3. BIOS compiled date: 08/16/2007

    BIOS ID:17

    1. Fixed the Wake Up by WAKE# of PCIe function abnormality.
    2. Support FSB1333 CPU.
    3. Fixed CPU multiplier setup abnormality.
    4. Fixed AHCI function abnormality.
    5. Fixed 45nm CPU compatibility and support CPU half multiplier.
    6. Enhanced IEEE 1394 performance.
    7. Fixed CPU multiplier abnormality when S3 return.
    8. BIOS compiled date: 05/23/2008.


    Beta BIOS

    WARNING:- DO NOT USE THE WINDOWS FLASHMENU METHOD TO UPDATE YOUR BIOS, HIGH RISK OF BIOS FAILIURE!

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    Universal abit will not be held responsible or liable for any damage made with using a BETA BIOS.
    Please proceed with discretion and do not attempt to use unless you know what you are doing!


    Instruction Manual

    English Version (Revison 2) - 8th May 07

    DRIVERS

    RAID/AHCI Software - Intel® Matrix Storage Manager v 7.6.0.1011 for 2000/XP/2003/64bit - 2nd August 07 *NEW*

    INTEL Chipset Driver v 9.0.0.1007 for 2000 / XP / XP 64bit / 2003 / 2003 64bit / Vista 32bit / Vista 64bit - 22nd June 07

    Intel ICH7R/8R Raid Installation Disk V1.03 for 2000/XP/2003/64bit

    JMicron Installation Disk V 1.17.19.02 for XP / XP 64bit / 2003 / 2003 64bit / Vista 32bit / Vista 64bit - 5th March 08

    JMicron SATA Driver V 1.17.19.02 for 2000 / XP / XP 64bit / 2003 / 2003 64bit / Vista 32bit / Vista 64bit - 7th April 07

    Realtek 8110SC Gigabit Lan V6.86 Driver for 2000 / XP / XP 64bit / 2003 / 2003 64bit - 7th November 08

    Realtek 8110SC Gigabit Lan V6.203 Driver for Vista 32bit / Vista 64bit - 7th November 08

    Realtek High Audio Definition R190 Driver for 2000 / XP / XP 64bit / 2003 / 2003 64bit / Vista 32bit / Vista 64bit - 1st May 08

    Abit AirPace Wi-Fi Card Driver V1.0.116.20 for XP / 2003 / 64bit

    Abit AirPace Wi-Fi Card Driver V1.0.116.20 for Vista 32bit / Vista 64bit

    Utilities

    Abit uGuru 3.1X v3.1.0.9 for 2000/XP/2003/Vista/64bit - 5th May 08
    Last edited by Nelly.; 16-09-2017 at 10:55 PM. Reason: Updated Drivers/Bios links - 16th September 2017

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    Hi there, I have added a full list of drivers, latest bios + beta bios for this motherboard.

    PLEASE ALSO SEE THE FOLLOWING THREADS:-

    Xtreme Systems - Abit AB9 QuadGT Official Thread
    Xtreme Systems - QuadGT Arrived (56k warning) Thread
    OcUK - Abit AB9 QuadGT Official Thread
    Universal Abit USA Forums - Abit AB9 QuadGT Official Thread

    Note also a brand new version of uguru which was added 18th April 07 - thanks to Buff for the info.
    Last edited by Nelly.; 21-04-2007 at 10:27 PM. Reason: Added more links.

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    Nice work Nelly. Now if this could made as a sticky?

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    Most excellent, I'll be doing my upgrade (which is based around this board) on Wednesday so this'll help mucho!

    And I'm glad the RAM I bought is on the little list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DratUK View Post
    Nice work Nelly. Now if this could made as a sticky?
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    Quote Originally Posted by doddsy View Post
    Most excellent, I'll be doing my upgrade (which is based around this board) on Wednesday so this'll help mucho!

    And I'm glad the RAM I bought is on the little list.
    Which ram have you purchased?

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    Yay finally a dedicated thread, right you can chuck some pc-8500 from ocz in it without any problem (yes its sli ready the same as go faster stripes tbh), and it will boot at 400x8 with stock voltage on the ram and 1.4050v for the cpu without so much as a murmur (E6400) just watch those temps esp the damn pwm's mine load at 60c.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelly. View Post
    Which ram have you purchased?
    I got a set of CellShock 2GB DDR2 PC6400 (2x1GB) CAS4

    Hoping for a nice little overclock using them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daza View Post
    Yay finally a dedicated thread, right you can chuck some pc-8500 from ocz in it without any problem (yes its sli ready the same as go faster stripes tbh), and it will boot at 400x8 with stock voltage on the ram and 1.4050v for the cpu without so much as a murmur (E6400) just watch those temps esp the damn pwm's mine load at 60c.
    Cool, I'll add those to the list thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daza View Post
    just watch those temps esp the damn pwm's mine load at 60c.
    not even half of the 125C limit

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    Are there any guides on how to set up RAID0 for the O/S on this while running a sata optical drive? I remember reading a sort of guide somewhere, but can't remember where, or what it said.

    Unless the issue has been fixed, in which feel free to tell me to shut up!

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    http://forum.abit-usa.com/showthread.php?t=121346

    & the RAID/single SATA both on ICH8R issue is fixed on the QuadGT if you have updated the BIOS to 11

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    Thanks buff but that wasn't quite what I meant. It was possibly to do with the issue you just mentioned. I just remember reading a topic where people couldn't set up raid arrays and someone got around it by installling to a drive and activating something and transfering something (I can't remember, you may have guessed) to get it working.

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    Sweet! Can't wait till Wednesday then.

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    Abit will include this on their website in due course, I have added a personal link for you to download it from.

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