Ready for lift of after final check. Your questions are answered as you follow instructions. Another separate manual, Download BIOS Glossary Ver, 19
from this page, > http://www.intel.com...b/CS-020304.htm
CPU fan plugged in.
2 power cables for the MB.
2 sticks of RAM installed to the blue slots, locking tabs each each end are engaged.
GPU has PCI-E cable/s, if required.
All other cables secured.
Connect a keyboard,
Connect a monitor.
connect to the internet.
Clearing the Password and loading default BIOS setting is a bit different on this MB, so please follow the instructions to test
the hardware first
Switch on the PSU, you should see a small red light, it is also there to remind you the board is live. MB Manual (W)
Press the power on button. (when you power on and POST starts, you should see the lights on the keyboard flash also the strip of diagnostic lights on the MB will light up in sequence and some will light solid green. MB manual (PP)
You MB has a system speaker and you should hear one beep with a successful boot. The screen should display a message, No OS detected, or similar.
Turn off the computer by pressing and holding in the power on button for about 6 seconds.
If everything OK, please continue.
Clearing the password and loading default setting.Switch off the PSU,
red light on the MB should go out.
Locate the BIOS Configuration Block, MB manual (JJ)
You will need to follow the instruction on pages #58 & #59. NB
while in the BIOS, please check time, date are correct.
If everything OK, you should now be back at the No OS detected screen. leave the computer on.
insert the Windows OS disk, leave the tray open.
Press the reset button and look for the on screen prompt, "Press any key to boot from CD" If you miss it, restart and try again.
After OS has finished installation, you arrive at the desktop, > remove the OS disk, > insert the MB Driver disk, leave the tray open.
Restart the computer, > Press any Key to boot from CD, > follow instructions, > remove the MB installation Disk. > restart the computer, you will boot to the desktop.
Insert the video card driver disk and follow the instructions . > restart the computer. (do not update the video card driver at this time, I will explain later.)
Update the OS.
Update drivers. You may wish to look at this method,
To update MB drivers, + other resources, go this page, > http://www.intel.com...oards/db-dz68bc
Click on link, "Automatically detect drivers, etc. " then, on the page that opens, > click the Auto Detect blue bar, > then follow the instructions. there is also an update for Audio drivers which I would leave for the moment.
When completed and I recommend before installing any other software, Using Windows backup, please create a drive image and recovery media.
Install anti virus program, I use Avast! free, but the choice is yours. > http://www.intel.com...b/CS-020304.htm
>click Download, > Click Anti Virus Free.
Please let us know if there is anything that is not clear.NB
edit to add instruction for the video card.