GA-8I845G (rev. )

Intel®  845 Chipset
The GA-8I845G is a new Intel®-based motherboard. The GA-8I845G encompasses all these characteristics and as an integrated graphics solution, offers even greater value for the user. Powered by the new generation Intel® Extreme Graphics Engine, integrated graphics is catapulted to another level through enhanced visual multimedia and highly realistic, fast-speed game play! Other useful integrated features include 10/100 LAN, USB2.0, and 6-channel audio for a wide range of connectivity from networking to peripherals to multimedia. As well, useful Gigabyte software features are also included such as Xpress Install for easy software installation and EasyTune4 for convenient system control. Finally, Norton Internet Security 2004 software is also bundled for secure system protection. With such an array of features and benefits, users are sure to get the most value from the GA-8I845G.
  • Socket 478 Intel® Pentium® 4 processzorokhoz
  • Intel® 845G/ICH4 lapkakészlet
  • DDR 266 memória támogatás
  • Integrált AC'97 Audió
  • ATX méretszabvány
Type Subject
Driver / Software / OS Why there is a PCI modem device with a '?' mark under device manager and there is no modem on my PC?
In order to eliminate this message, please download our utility and execute under DOS mode, then reboot your system.
Driver / Software / OS why do some options in the EasyTune 4 can't work?
The options in the EasyTune 4 depends on the M/B. It means that if your M/B can't support the option and then it will not work in the EasyTune 4.
Driver / Software / OS System will hang up when using WinDVD player with P4 C Stepping CPU like 2.4G \ 1.525V ?
  1. Use Power DVD from CyberLink. or
  2. WinDVD2000 v2.2 will stop playing with C Stepping CPU. This is a compatibility issue between WinDVD and C-1 stepping cpu. WinDVD ver 4.0 and above can fix this issue. For WinDVD ver 3.x, there is a cpu ugrade patch file from Intervideo.
Storage Devices Can it support Registered ECC memory?
Intel 845 series chipset does not support Registered ECC memory. However, it supports both ECC and non-ECC memory.
Driver / Software / OS There is three small green question marks will appear in device manager under Windows ME.
Because Windows ME is unable to locate Intel ICH4 chipset ID number, question marks will appear in the device manger section. Please ignore the question marks as there is no compatability issue.
Memory Does this motherboard support registered ECC SDRAM.
Doesn't support it, Intel 845 chipset cannot supported registered SDRAM, but it can supported ECC SDRAM.
Storage Devices Why can't I use the IDE 2?
Please refer to the user manual and check whether you have connected any cable that is not provided with the motherboard package to the USB Over Current pin in the Front USB Panel. If the cable is your own cable, please remove it from this pin and do not connect any of your own cables to it.
Peripherals Why can't sound come from rear audio after front audio is connected?
This is normal situation. They can't be used on the same time. You can have the alternative of using front audio connector or of using rear audio connector to play sound.
Driver / Software / OS PowerDVD 4.0 for XP can't work with Hyper Threading function enable ?
Please update patch file to ver 4.00.1811 from Cyberlink website.
Storage Devices How to set in the BIOS to bootup from the IDE/ SCSI/ RAID card ?
Please set in the BIOS as follow:
  1. Advanced BIOS features-->SATA/RAID/SCSI boot order: "SCSI"
  2. Advanced BIOS features--> First boot device: "SCSI" Then it depends on the modeRAID or ATA that you need to set in RAID/ SCSI BIOS.
Driver / Software / OS Why cannot I get 5.1 channel audio output sucessfully after installing audio kit and setting up relevant hardware and software correctly?
Please refer to the user manual and check whether relevant hardware/software settings as well as signal connections are set correctly. Also make sure the multimedia files, such as DVD、CD ROM、and MP3 files, and multimedia players you use support 5.1 channel audio output.
CPU / Overclock How to identify your Intel P4 CPU?
You have refering to the marks on the CPU surface to identify proper CPU model. According the marks, you will get the CPU process, model, speed, Vcore and L2 cache size information. The pictures and description will be available for reference on website.
Driver / Software / OS Trying to press F9 key to run Xpress Recovery while BIOS POST, but still can't work. How can I get the utility working?
The Xpress Recovery utility has been included into MB driver CD. You can use the driver CD to boot up system. Then you will find the related option to execute Xpress Recover under boot up menu later.
Memory Does DDR memory work in 2.5v? Why can't my DDR memory module work stable?
Yes. Based on DDR memory specification, the deafult voltage Vdd is 2.5v. If your memory modules needs higher voltage to work, please check your MB H/W and make sure the board provides related feature to increase Vdd later.
Peripherals My motherboard provides Wake On LAN feature as you mentioned. But, I don't know how to enable the feature. Can you tell me?
At first, please try to get into BIOS setup program. Then under Power Management section, please try to enable PME EVENT WAKE UP option and save the setting to exit the program. After reboot into Windows, please open Device Manager, then check the status of LAN controller and enable the device wake up option later.
Others The ICH4/5 SouthBridge chipset on my Intel® motherboard appears damaged or 'burnt'. How did this happen?
The GIGABYTE Global RMA Service Center has recently become aware of the randomly occurring risk to ICH4/5 SouthBridge chipsets on Intel® motherboards to become damaged or "burnt" when a USB device is connected. Please read the following paragraphs to learn more about this issue.
Why did this happen?
There are three likely causes:
  1. Accumulated static electricity from the human body may have been transmitted to the ICH4/5 SouthBridge chipset when connecting a USB device if it has not been "grounded".
  2. A connected USB device does not have any static electricity protection.
  3. Accumulated static electricity in a front-panel USB port that is not properly "grounded" with the PC casing.
Usage Tips
  1. Avoid touching the USB connector.
  2. Release static electricity within your USB device by touching the USB connector to any metal surface before plugging it into your computer.
  3. Use rear-panel USB ports on your PC whenever possible.
  4. Use a three-pronged electrical cord to connect a power supply to your PC.
  5. Use only approved or certified power supplies.
BIOS Why is my HDD size is around 2MB~6MB less when using with GIGABYTE m/bs?
Gigabyte m/bs has BIOS Rescue embedded in bios and Xpress Recovery embedded in driver CD features. Bios Rescue feature will occupy size around 2MB in your HDD. This space occupied by this feature cannot be recovered. Xpress Recovery feature will occupy around 6MB in your HDD when using Gigabyte driver CD to boot, This space occupied by this feature cannot be recovered. This feature will occupy more space further once you choose to backup the existing data of your HDD. The space depends on the size of your data store in your HDD, ratio around 1 to 1. The space occupied by this feature can be used as a separate partition after deleting the backup data.
Memory When installing a FSB533 CPU and memory of speed DDR400 on my motherboard, the system will recognize the memory as DDR333. Is there anyway to setup my memory as DDR400 in the BIOS?
Due to chipset limitation, when using a CPU of FSB533 the highest memory speed that can be achieved is DDR333.
Product Spec. Does Intel HD Graphics support Blu-ray Disk playback?
With the Intel HD Graphics, Blu-ray disc playback can only work with the Windows Vista and Windows 7. For more detail, you may refer to Intel.
BIOS My motherboard’s bios is ACPI compliant and I am also using ATX power supply. How do I setup my system so it automatically shutdown without showing “'It is Now Safe to Turn Off Your Computer' message on screen before powering off when using Windows 98 First Edition
1. If you are trying to install Windows 98, please type in this command “setup /PJ” to execute installation of OS. “PJ” command will enable ACPI Advanced Configuration and Power Interface function of Win98.

2. If Windows 98 has already been installed on your system, please open device manager then select “System Device” double click “Advanced Power Management” you will see an option “Update Device Driver”. Please choose “ACPI” and follow the setup message on screen to finish installation. After installation, please restart system to apply changes. Please note that the OS may not boot up after the changes made, Gigabyte will not guarantee any results after changing the settings.