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

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



    Official Abit Forums

    http://forum.uabit.com/

    Reviews

    Anandtech Review
    Tweaktown
    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

    Crucial 2GB Ballistix Tracer (with LEDs), DDR2 PC2-8000 (2x1GB) CAS5
    Crucial 2GB Ballistix DDR2 PC2-6400 (2x1GB) CAS4
    Crucial 2GB 10th Anniversary DDR2 PC2-5300 (2x1GB) CAS3 (Limited Edition)
    Crucial 2GB Ballistix DDR2 PC2-5300 (2x1GB) CAS3

    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

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

    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


    Beta BIOS

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

    DISCLAIMER:
    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 8.3.0.1013 for 2000/XP/2003/64bit - 22nd June 07

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

    JMicron Installation Disk V1.02 for 2000/XP/2003/64bit

    JMicron SATA Driver V 1.17.21 for 2000/XP/2003/64bit - 23rd July 07

    Realtek 8110SC Gigabit Lan V6.73 Driver for Win9x/Me/2000/XP/2003 - 20th August 07 *NEW*

    Realtek 8110SC Gigabit Lan V6.196 Driver for Vista 32bit / Vista 64bit - 20th August 07 *NEW*

    Realtek High Audio Definition R175 Driver for 2000/XP/2003/64bit - 31st August 07 *NEW*

    Realtek High Audio Definition R175 Driver for Vista 32bit/Vista 64bit - 31st August 07 *NEW*

    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 v3.104 for 2000/XP/2003/Vista/64bit - 7th June 07
    Last edited by Nelly; 09-05-2007 at 03:13 PM. Reason: Updated Drivers/Bios - 5th September 2007
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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 - QuadGT Arrived (56k warning) Thread
    OcUK - Abit AB9 QuadGT Official Thread
    abit.care@HEXUS - 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; 04-21-2007 at 01:22 PM. Reason: Ammended the link to QuadGT Arrived (56k warning)
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    Here's another review if you wish to add it to the list-

    http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...it_AB9_quadgt/

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    Update:- I've added more ram to the compatability list.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blacklash View Post
    Here's another review if you wish to add it to the list-

    http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...it_AB9_quadgt/
    Quite a few people on the official Abit Forums I know think that review was one of the worse written reviews their is, so I took it off the list. . .
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    UPDATE: 27/04/07

    I requested a revision of the manual earlier this week, I have now recieved Revision 2, which adds another 12 pages including a bios section.

    Instruction Manual

    English Version (Revison 2) 27/04/07

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

    Regards,

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    Driver section has been updated, the ones dated 30/04/07 are the new ones.
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    I rather see you push abit to get more bios updates with performance enhancements than work on the manual, otherwise thanks for the good work.
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    Wow! Thanks a bunch. I should be receiving my GT along with the rest of my system this week. It's Gold Jerry, Gold.

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    yes thanks a lot, now we need more memory performance PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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    This is my real pet hate, people purchase motherboards moan like hell about various things like manuals not correct, bios updates not regular etc, but all it takes is ones initiative to send an e-mail to them, chances are you will at least recieve the latest beta bios, the manual was fixed within a few days of e-mailing them, no one else seems to have bothered.

    I'm not just on about Abit, but any motherboard manufacturer. Abit have been very quick in responding to e-mails with positive responses.

    Quote Originally Posted by situman View Post
    I rather see you push abit to get more bios updates with performance enhancements than work on the manual, otherwise thanks for the good work.
    I've switched to the DFI P965-S Dark Infinity now, like I said it shoudnt be just left to one or two individuals to push for improved bios etc, if you own the board then use your initiative.
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    Oh sorry i had the impression you worked for Abit. My bad.
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    So if I use a single raptor on the Jmicron controller I do not need to set it to RAID and install those drivers (IDE), or do I? This is assuming I've flashed to the 1.1 bios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by situman View Post
    Oh sorry i had the impression you worked for Abit. My bad.
    Well if you know any jobs going, I've just lost my job last month after 12 years so. . . lol

    No problem, I'll do my best to keep the thread updated etc.
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    for a GSKILL D9 2x2GB with E6600 what bios seetings? 400x8 it's the goal

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    Update: New official bios added:-

    BIOS ID:13

    1. Fixed the onboard Ethernet may disappeared after running mem86.
    2. BIOS compiled date: 04/18/2007
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    UPDATE:The following drivers have had updates, they have been ammended in the original thread.

    Note: The date next to the drivers is the date I've updated them, not the actual date of the drivers came out.

    DRIVERS

    RAID/AHCI Software - Intel® Matrix Storage Manager v 7.0.0.1020 for 2000/XP/2003/64bit 20/05/07

    INTEL Chipset Driver v 8.2.0.1014 for 2000/XP/2003/64bit 20/05/07

    JMicron SATA Driver V 1.17.18.07 for 2000/XP/2003/64bit 20/05/07

    Realtek 8110SC Gigabit Lan V6.193 Driver for Vista 32bit / Vista 64bit 20/05/07

    Realtek High Audio Definition R167 Driver for 2000/XP/2003/64bit 20/05/07

    Realtek High Audio Definition R167 Driver for Vista 32bit/Vista 64bit 20/05/07

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    22nd June 2007

    The driver section has been updated with the latest drivers, please see the original thread.
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    Updated the drivers section, also added the latest official bios which gives support for the latest CPU's.
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    Updated the following Drivers & New Bios within the original thread:-

    BIOS ID:15

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

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

    Realtek 8110SC Gigabit Lan V6.73 Driver for Win9x/Me/2000/XP/2003 - 20th August 07 *NEW*

    Realtek 8110SC Gigabit Lan V6.196 Driver for Vista 32bit / Vista 64bit - 20th August 07 *NEW*

    Realtek High Audio Definition R175 Driver for 2000/XP/2003/64bit - 31st August 07 *NEW*

    Realtek High Audio Definition R175 Driver for Vista 32bit/Vista 64bit - 31st August 07 *NEW*
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    sorry to resurect an oldie

    tried to install winxp64 on this board - went fine until i installed intel chipse drivers and lost all usb functionality - conacted microsoft and they said they were aware of the problem but there was no support for that issue as of yet.

    out of curiosity has anyone got vista x64 working on this board?
    i have 4gb of memory and some software that makes use of 64 bit architecture and could do with trying a 64bit OS to see if its worth it.

    just wondering has anyone had 64bit success with this board.

    thanks folks.

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    Yip I ran x64 XP on it without any issues in a dedicated Fold'er.
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    Luckley this thread was used only 3 months ago

    Well, on with my question. Every time i enter the BIOS, save it via F10 (without any changes) and reboot, it starts up, spins the VGA fan up to 100%, shuts down and reboots, with default settings (if anything was to be changed). Obviously i can't overclock because of that and what's even mroe annoying, the fans spin up to 100% (luckely there's a FanMate on that 92 mm zalman) and i can't turn off the LED show. And a barrage of other things.

    The thing is, i updated to the latest BIOS about 2 weeks ago but did that via Windows... It always worked good for me before. But did i bork it this time? Please don't give me an answer in the 'you're lucky it still boots' fashion

    So, basicly, would a reflash via a bootable CD/floppy do the trick?

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    Anyone? Would it be possible to flash it with an USB key too?

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