Hardware Installation - 20 -
1-7 Back Panel Connectors
PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Port
Use the upper port (green) to connect a PS/2 mouse and the lower port (purple) to connect a PS/2 key-
Optical S/PDIF Out Connector
This connector provides digital audio out to an external audio system that supports digital optical audio.
Before using this feature, ensure that your audio system provides an optical digital audio in connector.
Coaxial S/PDIF Out Connector
This connector provides digital audio out to an external audio system that supports digital coaxial audio.
Before using this feature, ensure that your audio system provides a coaxial digital audio in connector.
Clearing CMOS Button
Press the clearing CMOS switch to clear CMOS values.
IEEE 1394a Port
hotplug capabilities. Use this port for an IEEE 1394a device.
USB 2.0/1.1 Port
eSATA/USB Combo Connector
SATA device or a SATA port multiplier; or use this port for USB devices such as a USB keyboard/mouse,
RJ-45 LAN Port
The Gigabit Ethernet LAN port provides Internet connection at up to 1 Gbps data rate. The following de-
scribes the states of the LAN port LEDs.
Blinking Data transmission or receiving is occurring
Off No data transmission or receiving is occurring
Orange 1 Gbps data rate
Green 100 Mbps data rate
Off 10 Mbps data rate
device and then remove it from the motherboard.
• When removing the cable, pull it straight out from the connector. Do not rock it side to side to
prevent an electrical short inside the cable connector.