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Put a hard drive with an operating system on it.

Abit Fatal1ty... | Answered on Jan 01, 2016

have you tried changing the lead that is used to connect the drives. Also if you are connecting more than one cd or dvd then try connecting just one to see if they are detected . If they are detected on there own then you have not set the jumpers on the back and they are conflicting over who is master or who is slave. there is three settings on the jumper master slave and cable select

Abit Fatal1ty... | Answered on Mar 12, 2011


The RAID driver for this motherboard is available for download from its manufacturer's website, ABIT.

Abit Fatal1ty... | Answered on Feb 02, 2011

The CPU and cooler are they installed properly? Is the Power connector pluged in correctly, both the 20pin + 4 pin and 4pin for CPU? The Black cooler over whats called the north bridge is it extremely hot? Need to keep it cool!


Abit Fatal1ty... | Answered on Nov 28, 2010

This problem could be associated with over heating. Clean it of any dust, pay sepcial attention to the CPU cooler. It might also be a problem with software. If you turn on your PC without a hard drive installed, is it stable on a screen that says NTLDR is missing or Insert System disk. If it is stable on this screen for a long time longer than say 20 min. Then I would say that it is a software problem. If not then hardware problem!
It would be so nice to help you in person!


Abit Fatal1ty... | Answered on Nov 27, 2010

well the massive heatsink could have damaged the mother board bit i dont think that is the case as you yourself have handled it carefully. Try removing the ram modules and reinsert them after cleaning. Clean the ram slots too. removing any remains of dust with a air blower from the system may also help. if all of this doesnot work try using another graphics card if you can. Moreover double check all the wiring again.

Abit Fatal1ty... | Answered on Jul 13, 2010

I notice that the solution from myself was posted as a comment. This may prevent some from locating it. I reposted as a solution under a different name. Hopefully it would help those have the similar problem.

In addition to the following solution, you may also set the CPU core voltage to your CPU specification. My Q9400 VCore specification is 0.85~1.3625V. The BIOS auto setting sets it at 1.1625V. I just manually set it to 1.3625. CPUZ shows that C1E and stepping will lower it as necessary. It should provide the CPU more juice when it needs it, while keeps it cool when it is idle.

Ok, this is myself (Recnelis). I may find the solution for this problem. The trick is to use the beta BIOS 18 and increase the "CPU VTT Voltage" in the BIOS "SoftMenu Setup".

The beta BIOS 18 could be found here:


To make the long story short, BIOS 16 is relatively stable for Q9400 but could not recognize the CPU correctly. BIOS 18 (beta) can recognize the CPU correctly but is very unstable - random application crashes, blue screen, freeze, etc.

Here is some "history" about the issue. Fatal1ty FP-in9 SLI uses nVidia 650i SLI. If you google "nVidia 650i 45nm quad core", you will find a lot of people has the similar issue. Many websites suggest that it is because of the difference between the release version of the Intel 45nm quad core and the one sent to nVidia for testing (due to that nVidia turned off Intel's request for acquiring its SLI technology according to some rumors). Some forums suggest voltage is among those differences.

In the BIOS, you may notice that the voltage settings in the "SoftMenu Setup" are different from the actual voltages in the "PC Health Status". In my case, the actual voltages are similar but lower than the settings. One exception is the "CPU VTT Voltage". The BIOS automatically set it at 1.2V, while the actual voltage in the "PC Health Status" shows it is only a little above 1.0V. That is more than 16% drop. 1.0V is too low to keep the system stable. Guys in o/c world usualy increase the "CPU VTT Voltage" up to 1.5V to keep the system stable. Since I'm not o/c'ing my system, I do not go that far. For my particular case, when I set it to 1.31V in the "SoftMenu Setup", the actual voltage in the "PC Health Status" is 1.2V, which is what the auto setting trys to do. For your system, you may want to increase the setting one notch at a time to safely increase the actual voltage reading.

Before this tweak, my system cannot even run more than 30 minutes under BIOS 18. After this small tweak (under BIOS 18), my system becomes a whole lot more stable (no crash so far after a few days of using). It passed RealTemp torture test (using Prim95) many many times without a single hiccup. I tried to post this at least one week after the system runs in stable status; but I think some of you may still be searching for the solution.

More good news for those who want to keep the Fatal1ty IN-FP9 SLI/Q9400 for a while: I even installed Windows 7 RC (build 7100) with the new nVidia Windows 7 mobo driver and graphic driver. Everything is running smoothly so far.

Good luck to your tweaking.


Abit Fatal1ty... | Answered on Jun 02, 2009

Is that an upgraded processor? If it is, then somehow, it could be its configuration problem with the older processor on software side. Your previous installation of OS remember its past processor and reporting error.

You can try fresh installation. Just for the input.

Abit Fatal1ty... | Answered on Apr 05, 2009

Sounds like you need a new motherboard how old is his computer but, before you start looking for a new board try resetting the main board jumpers maybe that will get it to work and if there are no jumpers remove the battery from the motherboard this does the same thing.

Abit Fatal1ty... | Answered on Jan 23, 2009

This link will download the manual from the Abit website. It should have the parts fairly well labeled. Good luck.

Abit Fatal1ty... | Answered on Feb 21, 2008

If they use the wide ribbon cable, you need the cables with two connectors. Then set on drive to master and one to slave, or set both to CS - for cable select. When you restart the computer, the OS will do the rest.

Abit Computers &... | Answered on Feb 26, 2015

You can find the driver updates here:
http://abit.ws/page/en/motherboard/[email protected]_NAME=KV8-MAX3&fMTYPE=Socket%20754&pPRODINFO=BIOS

Abit Computers &... | Answered on Feb 19, 2015

Hi Klex,

I was able to find the website address www.kdsusa.com through one of their products on Newegg, but the site appears to no longer exist. They also had a phone number listed (1-800-283-131) but that too doesn't seem to work. I have the feeling that they have either close their business or ended their operations in the U.S..

Sorry I didn't have better information for you.

Abit Computers &... | Answered on Jul 01, 2014

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