Asus Rampage IV Extreme Specifications

Motherboard
RAMPAGE IV
BLACK
EDITION
E8670
First Edition
October 2013
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Contents
Safety information....................................................................................................... vi
About this guide......................................................................................................... vii
RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION specifications summary......................................... ix
OC Panel specifications summary.......................................................................... xiii
Package contents...................................................................................................... xiv
Installation tools and components........................................................................... xv
Chapter 1:
1.1
1.1.1
Product highlights........................................................................ 1-1
1.1.3
ROG exclusive features............................................................... 1-3
1.1.2
1.1.4
1.2
1.1.5
ASUS special features................................................................. 1-5
ROG rich-bundled software......................................................... 1-6
1.2.1
Before you proceed...................................................................... 1-7
1.2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................. 1-10
1.2.4
1.2.5
1.2.6
1.2.7
1.2.8
1.2.9
1.2.10
Chapter 2:
Motherboard layout...................................................................... 1-8
System memory......................................................................... 1-11
Expansion slots.......................................................................... 1-22
Onboard buttons and switches.................................................. 1-24
Onboard LEDs........................................................................... 1-29
Jumper....................................................................................... 1-37
Internal connectors.................................................................... 1-38
ProbeIt....................................................................................... 1-50
Basic Installation
Building your PC system........................................................................... 2-1
2.1.1
Motherboard installation............................................................... 2-1
2.1.3
CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation................................ 2-5
2.1.2
2.1.4
2.1.5
2.1.6
2.1.7
2.1.8
2.2
ROG Unique Gaming Features.................................................... 1-2
Motherboard overview................................................................................ 1-7
1.2.2
2.1
Product Introduction
Special features.......................................................................................... 1-1
2.1.9
CPU installation........................................................................... 2-3
DIMM installation......................................................................... 2-7
ATX Power connection................................................................. 2-8
SATA device connection............................................................... 2-9
Front I/O Connector................................................................... 2-10
Expansion Card installation....................................................... 2-11
Wi-Fi antenna installation........................................................... 2-12
BIOS update utility.................................................................................... 2-13
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2.3
2.4
Motherboard rear and audio connections.............................................. 2-14
2.3.1
2.3.2
2.6 OC Panel.................................................................................................... 2-18
OC Panel Overview................................................................... 2-18
2.4.3
Setting up your OC Panel in Extreme Mode.............................. 2-22
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.6
Turning off the computer.......................................................................... 2-23
BIOS setup program................................................................................... 3-2
3.2.1
3.2.2
Main menu................................................................................................. 3-21
Advanced menu........................................................................................ 3-23
3.6.1
CPU Configuration..................................................................... 3-24
3.6.3
PCH Configuration..................................................................... 3-26
3.6.6
3.6.7
3.6.8
3.6.9
USB Configuration..................................................................... 3-29
Onboard Devices Configuration................................................. 3-30
APM........................................................................................... 3-32
Network Stack............................................................................ 3-33
ROG Effects............................................................................... 3-33
Tools menu................................................................................................ 3-43
3.9.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility............................................................. 3-43
3.9.3
ASUS SPD Information.............................................................. 3-45
3.9.5
3.9.6
ROG SSD Secure Erase............................................................ 3-44
ASUS Overclocking Profile........................................................ 3-46
BIOS Flashback......................................................................... 3-47
ROG OC Panel H-Key Configure............................................... 3-47
Exit menu................................................................................................... 3-49
Updating BIOS........................................................................................... 3-50
3.11.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2....................................................................... 3-51
3.11.3
ASUS BIOS Updater.................................................................. 3-53
3.11.2
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SATA Configuration.................................................................... 3-27
Boot menu................................................................................................. 3-38
3.9.4
3.11
System Agent Configuration...................................................... 3-26
Monitor menu............................................................................................ 3-34
3.9.2
3.10
Advanced Mode........................................................................... 3-4
Extreme Tweaker menu.............................................................................. 3-7
3.6.5
3.9
EZ Mode...................................................................................... 3-3
My Favorites................................................................................................ 3-6
3.6.4
3.8
BIOS setup
Knowing BIOS............................................................................................. 3-1
3.6.2
3.7
Setting up your OC Panel in Normal Mode................................ 2-20
Starting up for the first time..................................................................... 2-23
Chapter 3:
3.1
Audio I/O connections................................................................ 2-16
2.4.1 2.4.2
2.5
Rear I/O connection................................................................... 2-14
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3........................................................... 3-52
Chapter 4:
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
Installing an operating system.................................................................. 4-1
Support DVD information........................................................................... 4-1
4.2.1
4.2.2
AI Suite 3...................................................................................................... 4-4
Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization................ 4-7
4.4.3
Wi-Fi Engine.............................................................................. 4-19
4.4.5
4.4.6
4.4.7
4.7
4.8
4.9
4.4.8
USB 3.0 Boost........................................................................... 4-37
USB BIOS Flashback................................................................. 4-38
EZ Update.................................................................................. 4-40
System Information.................................................................... 4-41
MemTweakIt............................................................................................... 4-46
ROG RAMDisk........................................................................................... 4-49
Sonic Radar............................................................................................... 4-52
4.9.1
Main menu ................................................................................ 4-52
4.9.3
Advanced Settings .................................................................... 4-55
Game presets and Radar Selection . ........................................ 4-54
GameFirst II............................................................................................... 4-57
4.10.1
Chapter 5:
Using EZ Mode.......................................................................... 4-57
Using Advanced Mode............................................................... 4-58
RAID support
RAID configurations................................................................................... 5-1
5.1.1
RAID definitions........................................................................... 5-1
5.1.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS..................................................... 5-2
5.1.2
5.2
Wi-Fi GO!................................................................................... 4-21
ROG Connect............................................................................................ 4-44
4.10.2
5.1
Ai Charger+................................................................................ 4-18
Audio configurations................................................................................ 4-43
4.9.2
4.10
Obtaining the software manuals.................................................. 4-3
4.4.1
4.4.4
4.6
Running the support DVD............................................................ 4-1
Software information.................................................................................. 4-4
4.4.2
4.5
Software support
5.1.4
Installing Serial ATA hard disks.................................................... 5-2
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility................... 5-3
Creating a RAID driver disk....................................................................... 5-8
5.2.1
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS................... 5-8
5.2.3
Installing the RAID driver during Windows® OS installation......... 5-9
5.2.2
Creating a RAID driver disk in Windows®.................................... 5-8
Appendices
Notices..................................................................................................................... A-1
ASUS contact information....................................................................................... A-5
Safety information
Electrical safety
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To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet
before relocating the system.
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables
for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible,
disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.
Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all
power cables are unplugged.
Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices
could interrupt the grounding circuit.
Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not
sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power
company.
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
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Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals
that came with the package.
Before using the product, ensure all cables are correctly connected and the power
cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors,
slots, sockets and circuitry.
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area
where it may become wet.
Place the product on a stable surface.
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the
motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
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2.
3.
4.
5.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it
supports. It includes description of the switches, jumpers, and connectors on the
motherboard.
Chapter 2: Basic Installation
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when
installing system components.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
Chapter 4: Software support
This chapter describes the contents of the support DVD that comes with the
motherboard package and the software.
Chapter 5: RAID support
This chapter describes the RAID configurations.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software
updates.
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2.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website (www.asus.com) provides updated information on ASUS hardware
and software products.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers,
that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the
standard package.
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Conventions used in this guide
To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used
throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to
complete a task
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task..
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key>
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign
means that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or
Return key.
<Key1> + <Key2> + <Key3>
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If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+).
RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION specifications summary
CPU
Intel® Core™ i7 Processors for LGA 2011 socket
Support 22nm CPU
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list.
** The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU
types.
Chipset
Intel® X79 Express Chipset
8 x DIMM, max. 64GB, DDR3 2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/
2400(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066 MHz, non-ECC,
un-buffered memory
Memory
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* H
yper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of
individual CPUs.
** Due to CPU behavior, DDR3 2200/2000/1800 MHz memory module will
run at DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.
*** Please refer to Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List) for details.
Expansion Slots
Multi-GPU Technology
4 x PCIe3.0 x16 slots, support x16; x16/x16; x16/x8/x16 and
x16/x8/x8/x8 configurations
2 x PCIe2.0 x1 slots
* This motherboard is ready to support PCIe 3.0 SPEC. Functions will be
available when using PCIe 3.0-compliant devices. Please refer to
www.asus.com for updated details.
4-Way/ 3-Way/ Quad-GPU NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology
AMD CrossFireX™ Technology
Storage
Intel® X79 Express Chipset:
- 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (gray)
- 4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports (black)
- Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
LAN
Intel® Gigabit Ethernet LAN
SupremeFX
High Definition Audio
ROG SupremeFX Black 8-Channel High Definition
Audio CODEC
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology: Red Line PCB shielding,
PCB dedicated audio layer and EMI protection cover
- Cirrus Logic® CS4398 DAC: 120dB SNR, -107dB THD+N
(Max. 192kHz/ 24-bit)
- Texas Instruments® TPA6120A2 600ohm headphone amplifier
- WIMA® film capacitors
- ELNA® premium audio capacitors
- NEC TOKIN UC2 audio relay
- High-fidelity audio operational amplifiers (OP-AMPs)
- Differential circuit design
- Content protection for full bitrate lossless DVD Audio, Blu-ray
DVD, and HD-DVD audio content playback
- Jack-detection and multi-streaming
- Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel
- Sonic Radar
- DTS Connect
ASMedia® SATA 6.0 Gb/s controller:
- 2 x External SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
- 4 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (gray)
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Wireless
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac supports dual band frequency 2.4/5 GHz
Bluetooth V4.0
Intel® X79 Chipset:
- 10 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports at mid-board*, 3 ports at back
panel, 1 port reserved for ROG Connect)
USB
* 2 x USB2.0 ports at mid-board shares with ROG extension
(ROG_EXT) port.
ASMedia® USB 3.0 SuperSpeed USB HUB Controller:
- 8 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (6 at back panel, 2 at mid-board)
ROG Extreme OC kit
- Slow Mode
- LN2 Mode
- PCIe x16 Lane switch
- EZ Plug
ROG Connect
- RC Poster
- RC Remote
- RC Diagram
ROG Exclusive Features
ROG Extreme Engine Digi+ III
- 8 phase CPU power
- 3 phase VCCSA power
- 2+2 phase DRAM power
- NexFET™ Power Block MOSFET
- 60A chokes
- 10K Black Metallic Capacitors
UEFI BIOS features
- ROG BIOS Print
- GPU.DIMM Post
- Extreme Tweaker
- Tweakers’ Paradise (CPU/Memory/PCH)
- ROG SSD Secure Erase
- O.C. Profile
- ROG Pulse
CPU Level Up
ProbeIt
ROG RAMDisk
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ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 4
- 4-Way Optimization Tuning Key, consolidating DIGI+ Power
Control, TPU, EPU, and Fan Xpert 2
ASUS Wi-Fi GO!
Overclocking Protection
- COP EX (Component Overheat Protection - EX)
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Special Features
ASUS Exclusive Features
- MemOK!
- Onboard Switches: Power/Reset/Clr CMOS (at rear)
- AI Suite 3
- USB 3.0 Boost
- USB Charger+
- AI Charger+
- Disk Unlocker
ASUS EZ DIY
- USB BIOS Flashback
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS Q-Design
- ASUS Q-Code
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Connector
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
1 x Clear CMOS button
1 x ROG Connect button
2 x External SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
1 x LAN (RJ45) port
6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (blue)
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (1 port also for ROG Connect)
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! module (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
and Bluetooth v4.0)
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Audio jacks
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Internal I/O Connectors
1 x USB 3.0 connectors supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports
3 x USB 2.0 connectors supports additional 6 USB 2.0 ports
[one connector via ROG_EXT header]
6 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (gray)
4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors (black)
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header
8 x 4-pin Fan connectors: 2 x CPU / 3 x Chassis / 3 x Optional
11 x ProbeIt Measurement points
3 x Thermal sensor connectors
1 x SPDIF_Out header
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x LN2 Mode header
1 x Slow Mode switch
1 x START (Power On) button
1 x RESET button
1 x EZ Plug connector(s) (4-pin Molex power connector)
1 x MemOK! button
1 x BIOS Switch button
1 x Audio front panel (AAFP)
1 x System panel connector
1 x TPM connector
1 x DirectKey button
1 x DRCT (DirectKey) header
BIOS Features
2 x 64Mb UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.7,
ACPI5.0a Multi-Language BIOS
Manageability
WfM2.0, DMI2.7, WOL by PME, PXE
Software
Support DVD
- Drivers and Applications
- Daemon Tool Pro Standard
- Kaspersky Anti-Virus
- ROG CPU-Z
- ROG Mem TweakIt
- ROG RAMDisk
- ASUS Utilities
- ASUS WebStorage
Operating Systems Support
Windows® 7, Windows® 8 , Windows® 8.1
Form Factor
Extended ATX Form Factor, 12-inch x 10.7-inch
(30.5cm x 27.2 cm)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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OC Panel specifications summary
Display
2.6-inch LCM
Pure hardware-based overclocking support
Boot debug POST code
Intuitive tuning in two OC modes
- EXTREME Mode for subzero OC benching
- NORMAL Mode for in-chassis usage
Seamless integration with CPU Level Up at one-click OC button
Real-time control and display CPU fan speed, temperature, BCLK
and RATIO
Adjustable system voltages, frequencies on-the-fly
Features
Stylish design with 90 plus-degree-tilt movable faceplate
(EXTREME Mode)
FanSpeed Control button
- Standard/Silent/Turbo mode
Four (4) additional 4-pin fan headers
LCM backlight on/off
ROG exclusive features
- VGA Hotwire
- Subzero Sense
- Slow Mode
- Pause Switch
- VGA SMB header
- ProbeIt
I/O Ports
POWER
: 1 x SATA power connector
ROG_EXT port : 1 x 18-1 pin data connection port
FAN
: 4 x 4-pin extra Fan connectors
Power
Voltage
: +12V, +5V, +5VSB
Power consumption : 5A
Installation
Requirements
1 x 5.25-inch drive bay required for NORMAL Mode installation
1 x SATA power cable from system power supply
RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION and other motherboards with
ROG_EXT port
Compatibility
*Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the latest motherboard
support/compatibility lists.
**Please install the latest utility/firmware (ROG Connect Plus) for better
compatibility.
***Update the motherboard BIOS to the latest version for better
compatibility with OC Panel.
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Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
ROG RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION
1 x ROG Connect cable
2 x 2-in-1 SATA 3.0 Gb/s signal cables
Cables
3 x 2-in-1 SATA 6.0 Gb/s signal cables
1 x SLI® cable
1 x CrossFireTM cable
1 x I/O Shield
Accessories
OC Panel Kit
- 1 x OC Panel
- 1 x OC Panel 5.25-inch drive bay metal case
- 1 x OC Panel cable
- 1 x set of screws
1 x 2T2R dual-band Wi-Fi moving antennas
1 x ROG Magnet
1 x 2-in-1 ASUS Q-Connector Kit
1 x 12-in-1 ROG Cable label
1 x X-Socket pad
1 x 4-WAY SLI® bridge
1 x 3-WAY SLI® bridge
Application DVD
ROG motherboard support DVD
Documentation
User’s manual
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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Installation tools and components
1 set of screws
Philips (cross) screwdriver
PC chassis
Power supply unit
Intel LGA 2011 CPU
Intel LGA 2011 compatible CPU Fan
DDR3 DIMM
SATA hard disk drive
Graphics card
SATA optical disc drive (optional)
The tools and components in the table above are not included in the motherboard package.
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Chapter 1:
Product Introduction
Product introduction
1.1
Special features
1.1.1
Product highlights
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LGA2011 socket for Intel® Core™ i7 processor family
This motherboard supports Intel® Core™ i7 processor family in the LGA2011 package and
supports both the Sandy Bridge-E and the Ivy Bridge-E processors. It provides great system
performance with its quad-channel DDR3 memory slots, PCI Express 2.0/3.0 expansion
slots, and level 3 (L3) cache sizes.
Intel® X79 Express Chipset
Intel® X79 Express Chipset is a single chipset that supports the LGA2011 socket for the
Intel® Core™ i7 processor family. It utilizes the serial point-to-point links, which increases
bandwidth and enhances the system’s performance.
PCIe 3.0 Ready
The PCI Express bus standard delivers improved encoding for twice the performance of
current PCIe 2.0. Total bandwidth for a x16 link reaches a maximum of 32Gb/s, double the
16Gb/s of PCIe 2.0 in x16 mode. PCIe 3.0 provides you unprecedented data speeds, with the
convenience and seamless transition offered by complete backward compatibility with PCIe
1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices, and improves and optimizes graphics performance.
* This motherboard is ready to support PCIe 3.0 specification. Functions are available when using PCIe 3.0compliant devices. Refer to www.asus.com for updated details.
3-Way/4-way/Quad-GPU SLI™ and CrossFireX™ Support
This motherboard features the most powerful Intel® X79 platform that optimizes PCIe
allocation in multi-GPU SLI and CrossFireX™ solution, giving you a brand-new gaming
enjoyment.
Quad-Channel, 8 x DIMM DDR3 2800 (O.C.)/ 2666 (O.C)/ 2400 (O.C.)/
2133(O.C.)/ 1866 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 MHz Support
The motherboard supports the quad-channel DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates
of DDR3 2800(O.C.)/ 2666(O.C.)/ 2400(O.C.)/ 2133(O.C.)/ 1866/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066 MHz
to boost the system’s performance, and to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of 3D
graphics, multimedia and Internet applications.
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* Due to CPU behavior, DDR3 2200 / 2000 / 1800MHz memory modules run at DDR3 2133/1866/1600MHz
frequencies as default.
Extra SATA 6Gb/s support
The Intel® X79 Express Chipset natively supports the next-generation SATA (Serial ATA)
interface, delivering up to 6Gb/s data transfer. ASUS provides extra 6Gb/s ports with
enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
ASUS RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION
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8 DIMM Design
Support for up to 64GB of system memory with an 8-DIMM design on this motherboard
provides you to fully use of modern 64-bit software, ideal for rendering detailed images or
manipulating large files. It also allows you to set up big RAM disks and speed up frequently
accessed programs, minimizing the impact of storage transfer delays while maximizing user
benefit.
Complete USB 3.0 integration
This motherboard offers you the strategic USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear
panels, allowing you to experience the convenience of the latest plug and play connectivity
solution at speed up to ten times faster than USB 2.0.
1.1.2
ROG Unique Gaming Features
SupremeFX Black
SupremeFX Black delivers premium audio quality without a separate audio card. SupremeFX
Shielding Technology using physical PCB isolation, grounding separation, and EMI cover
shielding combined with premium components such as ELNA audio capacitors and Germanmade WIMA Film capacitors result in audiophile level audio performance. Lossless audio
quality is ensured thanks to a new front-panel headphone DAC that delivers up to 120dB
SNR. Enhanced with a 600 Ohm headphone amplifier, every sound detail is boosted to
maximum clarity and audibility.
Sonic Radar
Sonic awareness can make or break online combat, so we’ve developed a stealthy overlay
that shows you what opponents and teammates are up to. Gunshots, footsteps, and call outs
appear with precise directioning on the on-screen radar, which gives you the advantage of
better intelligence and avoiding sneaky opponent surprises. Even snipers can’t get away that
easy! Plus, it integrates Enhancer, which has four pre-set equalizer bands optimized to FPS
games you can select to best-suit your gameplay preferences, leading to games that always
sound better, clearer, and more real.
GameFirst II
Offering powerful, yet easy-to-use network control, ROG GameFirst II with cFos Traffic
Shaping technology is revamped with a more intuitive ROG user interface. Featuring both
an exclusive EZ Mode for beginners to setup and Advanced Mode for professional users to
tweak, it means whatever your PC does in the background; your fragging will always come
first!
Chapter 1
Intel Gigabit LAN
The LAN solution from Intel has been long known to have a better throughput, lower CPU
utilization as well as better stability. With the Intel Gigabit LAN solutions onboard, the
ultimate network experience can therefore be delivered to its users like never before.
1-2
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1.3
ROG exclusive features
Extreme Engine Digi+ III
Extreme Engine Digi+ III offers you a hardcore power delivery for a challenging and extreme
gaming enjoyment. It utilizes the best components such as NexFET™ Power Block
MOSFETs, 60A chokes, and super-premium 10K black metallic solid state capacitors. The
NexFET™ Power Block MOSFETs combine great durability and up to 90% efficiency under
normal operation. 60A chokes can handle as much as 60A of power, which is twice that of
generic chokes. Super-premium 10K Black Metallic solid state capacitors are forged for
overclocking and the most extreme demands, lasting up to five times longer than generic
capacitors with 20% wider temperature tolerance.
iROG
The iROG is a special IC that fully maximizes ROG’s unique functions, providing you with full
control of your motherboard at any stage. It greatly increases your overclocking enjoyment,
and offers you with advanced system control and management features purely at a hardware
level.
RAMDisk
RAMDisk reserves part of system memory and turns it into actual storage, so you can
place favorite app and game cache files in it to enjoy high-speed RAM performance while
accessing them. Plus, this extends SSD lifespan and keeps your main storage optimized for
really important tasks, and you get auto data backup and restore.
NOTE: RAMDisk only supports 64-bit operating systems.
CPU Level Up
With ROG’s CPU Level Up, overclocking has never been so easy, or cost-free. Simply select
the processor that you want to overclock to, and the motherboard will do the rest.
ROG Connect
Chapter 1
ROG Connect allows you to monitor the status of your desktop PC and tweak its parameters
in real-time via a notebook. ROG Connect links your main system to a notebook through a
USB cable, allowing you to view real-time POST code and hardware status readouts on your
notebook, as well as make on-the-fly parameter adjustments at a purely hardware level.
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GPU.DIMM Post
GPU.DIMM Post enables you to catch potential problems even before you enter the OS,
saving you valuable time in detecting component failure under extreme conditions. With GPU.
DIMM Post, quickly and easily check your graphic cards, memory modules’ statuses in the
BIOS, and overclocking settings.
BIOS Print
ROG offers a whole new UEFI BIOS feature to handle the demands of an overclocking
experience. The motherboard features ROG BIOS Print that allows you to easily share your
BIOS settings to others with the press of a button.
ProbeIt
This motherboard consists of eleven (11) ProbeIt measurement points that helps you detect
your system’s current voltage. With the use of a multimeter device, these points can help
measure your system’s important system voltages.
Extreme Tweaker
Extreme Tweaker is the one stop shop to fine-tune your system to optimal performance.
With Extreme Tweaker, you can adjust the system settings such as frequency, over-voltage,
memory timing, and more.
Loadline Calibration
Maintaining ample voltage support for the CPU is critical during overclocking. The
Loadline Calibration ensures stable and optimal CPU voltage under heavy loading. It helps
overclockers enjoy the motherboard's ultimate OC capabilities and benchmark scores.
OC Panel
Overclocking made easier than ever! No more messing with the BIOS, OS, or software
utilities. OC Panel is the next step in dedicated direct tweaking. It works inside the case or
as an external console, and features normal mode with info covering CPU temp, ratio, base
clock, and CPU fan speed. With one press of the CPU Level Up button you can instantly
apply custom profiles designed by the world’s leading overclockers, while FanSpeed Control
modifies blower RPMs. In extreme mode, some of the most commonly used voltage tuning
settings are offered, along with Subzero Sense and VGA Hotwire, giving you field access to
super-cool liquid thermal temp readings and streamlined hardware-level GPU overvolting.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1.4
ASUS special features
AI Suite 3
With its user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite 3 consolidates all the exclusive ASUS
features into one simple-to-use software package. It allows you to supervise fan speed
control, voltage and sensor readings. This all-in-one software offers diverse and ease to use
functions, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.
USB BIOS FlashBack
USB BIOS Flashback offers a hassle-free updating solution for your ultimate convenience.
Simply install a USB storage device containing the BIOS file, press the BIOS Flashback
button for three seconds, and the UEFI BIOS is automatically updated even without entering
the existing the BIOS or operating system. It also allows you to regularly check for UEFI
BIOS updates, and download the latest BIOS automatically.
Wi-Fi GO!
ASUS Wi-Fi GO! leads the way to a more enjoyable home entertainment. With ASUS Wi-Fi
GO!, you can wirelessly stream media files to HDTV devices, remotely control and access
your computer using your mobile device, and easily transfer files between your computer and
mobile device.
Conveniently use and enjoy these ASUS Wi-Fi GO! functions:
•
Cloud GO!: Allows you to control files and sync them all across cloud services in a few
•
Media Streaming Hub: Allows you to stream media files to an HDTV device.
•
•
•
•
•
Remote Desktop: Allows you to view your computer’s desktop and remotely operate
your computer in real-time from your mobile device.
Remote Keyboard and Mouse: Allows you to use your mobile device’s touch panel as a
remote keyboard and mouse for your computer.
Smart Motion Control: Allows you to remotely control your computer using your mobile
device’s customized gestures.
File Transfer: Allows you to transfer files between your computer and mobile device.
Capture and Send: Allows you to take screenshots and send them to a mobile device.
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clicks.
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1.1.5
ROG rich-bundled software
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus Personal offers premium antivirus protection for individual users and
home offices. It is based on advanced antivirus technologies. The product incorporates the
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus engine, which is renowned for malicious program detection rates that
are among the industry’s highest.
DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
DAEMON Tools Pro offers essential functionality to backup CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs. It
converts optical media into virtual discs and emulates devices to work with the virtual copies.
DAEMON Tools Pro organizes data, music, video, and photo collections on a PC, notebook,
or netbook.
ROG CPU-Z
ROG CPU-Z, authorized by Intel’s CPU Identification (CPUID), is a customized ROG utility
that allows you to gather information about your system’s main components. It gives you
the current information and status of your CPU, motherboard, memory, and other main
components. Get that ROG look of reporting your system’s current information with ROG
CPU-Z.
MemTweakIt
MemTweakIt is a DRAM efficiency tool that allows you to fine-tune your DRAM in real time
and allows you to post and share your DRAM configuration scores to the ROG website.
DTS Connect
To get the most out of your audio entertainment across all formats and quality levels, DTS
Connect combines two enabling technologies, DTS Neo:PC™ upmixes stereo sources (CDs,
MP3s, WMAs, internet radio) into as many as 7.1 channels of incredible surround sound.
Consumers can connect their PC to a home theater system. DTS Interactive is capable of
performing mult-channel encoding of DTS bitstreams on personal computers, and sending
encoded bitstreams out of a digital audio connection (such as S/PDIF or HDMI) designed to
deliver audio to an external decoder.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.2
Motherboard overview
1.2.1
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change
any motherboard settings.
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.
•
Before handling components, use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded
object or a metal object, such as the power supply case, to avoid damaging them due
to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the
bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power supply is
switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so
may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, or components.
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1.2.2
Motherboard layout
Chapter 1
Refer to section 1.2.9 Internal connectors and the section about the Rear I/O Connection
on Chapter 2 for more information about the internal connectors and rear panel
connectors.
1-8
Chapter 1: Product introduction
Layout contents
Connectors/Jumpers/Slots
Page
2.ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR; 4-pin EATX12V_1;
8-pin EATX12V_2)
1-49
DDR3 DIMM slots channel
3.
LGA2011 CPU socket
4.
CPU, chassis, and power fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN;
4-pin CPU_OPT; 4-pin CHA_FAN1/ CHA_FAN2/ CHA_FAN3;
4-pin OPT_FAN1/ OPT_FAN2 / OPT_FAN3)
1-11
1-10
1-45
5.Power-on (START) button
1-24
7.
Q-Code LEDs
1-31
9.
LN2 Mode jumper (3-pin LN2)
1-38
6.
8.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
Thermal sensor cable connectors (2-pin OPT_TEMP1;
OPT_TEMP2; OPT_TEMP3)
Slow Mode Switch
Reset button
PCIe x16 Lane switch
USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_78)
MemOK! button
Intel® X79 Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA3G_1;
SATA3G_2; SATA3G_3; SATA3G_4 [black])
1-42
1-25
1-40
DirectKey connector (2-pin DRCT)
1-47
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB56; USB78; USB910)
1-43
1-41
System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
1-50
23.
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
26.
1-27
ASMedia® Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_E1;
SATA6G_E2; SATA6G_E3 ; SATA6G_E4 [gray])
BIOS Switch button
25.
1-24
1-39
21.
24.
1-28
Intel® X79 Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors
(7-pin SATA6G_1; SATA6G_2 [gray])
20.ROG Extension - ROG_EXT connector (18-1 pin ROG_EXT)
22.
1-42
DirectKey button
TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
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1-27
1-26
1-48
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1.
1-48
1-46
1-44
1-9
1.2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA2011 socket designed for Intel® Core™ i7
Processor Family for the LGA 2011 socket.
Ensure that all power cables are unplugged before installing the CPU.
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, ensure that the PnP cap is on the socket and
the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer immediately if the PnP cap
is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard
components. ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/
transit-related.
•
Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return Merchandise
Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes with the cap on the
LGA2011 socket.
•
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts resulting from
incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/incorrect removal of the PnP
cap.
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1.2.4
System memory
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory Modules
(DIMM) slots.
A DDR3 module is notched differently from a DDR or DDR2 module. DO NOT install a DDR
or DDR2 memory module to the DDR3 slot.
Chapter 1
Recommended memory configurations
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1-11
Memory configurations
You may install 2GB, 4GB and 8GB unbuffered and non‑ECC DDR3 DIMMs into the DIMM
sockets.
•
You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A, Channel B, Channel C, and
Channel D. The system maps the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dualchannel configuration. Any excess memory from the higher-sized channel is then
mapped for single-channel operation.
•
According to Intel® CPU spec, DIMM voltage below 1.65V is recommended to protect
the CPU.
•
Due to CPU behavior, DDR3 2200/2000/1800 MHz memory modules run at DDR3
2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility, we
recommend that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor.
•
Due to the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows® OS, when you install 4GB
or more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory for the OS can be
about 3GB or less. For effective use of memory, we recommend that you do any of the
following:
a) Use a maximum of 3GB system memory if you are using a 32-bit Windows® OS.
b) Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more on the
motherboard.
c)
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For more details, refer to the Microsoft® support site at http://support.microsoft.
com/kb/929605/en-us.
•
This motherboard does not support DIMMs made up of 512Mb (64MB) chips or less
(Memory chip capacity counts in Megabit, 8 Megabit/Mb = 1 Megabyte/MB).
•
The default memory operation frequency is dependent on its Serial Presence Detect
(SPD), which is the standard way of accessing information from a memory module.
Under the default state, some memory modules for overclocking may operate at a
lower frequency than the vendor-marked value. To operate at the vendor-marked or at
a higher frequency, refer to section 3.4 Extreme Tweaker menu for manual memory
frequency adjustment.
•
For system stability, use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a full
memory load (8 DIMMs) or overclocking condition.
•
Memory modules with memory frequency higher than 2133MHz and their
corresponding timing or the loaded XMP profile is not the JEDEC memory standard.
The stability and compatibility of the memory modules depend on the CPU’s
capabilities and other installed devices.
•
Always install the DIMMS with the same CAS Latency. For an optimum compatibility,
we recommend that you install memory modules of the same version or data code (D/
C) from the same vendor. Check with the vendor to get the correct memory modules.
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RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION Motherboard Qualified Vendors List (QVL)
DDR3 2800 MHz capacity
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
NO.
Timing
Voltage
CORSAIR
CMD16GX3M4A2800C12
16GB (4x4GB)
DS
-
-
12-14-14-36
1.65
•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX3M4A2800C11
16GB (4x4GB)
DS
-
-
11-14-14-35
1.65
•
G.SKILL
F3-2800C12Q-32GTXDG
32GB (4x8GB)
DS
-
-
12-14-14-35
1.65
•
G.SKILL
F3-2800C11Q-16GTXDG
16GB (4x4GB)
DS
-
-
11-14-14-35
1.65
•
ADATA
AX3U2800GW8G12-DG2
32GB (4x8GB)
DS
-
-
12-14-14-36
1.65
•
ADATA
AX3U2800GW4G12-DG2
16GB (4x4GB)
SS
-
-
12-14-14-36
1.65
•
AVEXIR
AVD3U28001204G-4CI
16GB (4x4GB)
DS
-
-
12-14-14-35
1.65
•
Vendors
2
4
6
8
DDR3 2666 MHz capacity
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
NO.
16GB (4x4GB)
DS
-
-
10-12-12-31
1.65
•
F3-2666C10Q-16GTXD
16GB (4x4GB)
DS
-
-
10-12-12-31
1.65
•
TXD38G2666HC11CBK
32GB (4x8GB)
DS
-
-
11-13-13-35
1.65
•
Vendors
Part No.
Size
CORSAIR
CMD16GX3M4A2666C10
G.SKILL
Team
Timing
Voltage
2
4
6
8
DDR3 2400 MHz capacity
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
2
4
A-DATA
AX3U2400GW8G11(XMP)
16GB
(2x8GB)
DS
-
-
11-13-13-35
1.65
•
•
6
Apacer
78.BAGFL.AFD0C(XMP)
8GB (2x4GB)
DS
-
-
11-12-12-30
-
•
•
Apacer
783BAGF3.AFD0C(XMP)
8GB (2x4GB)
DS
-
-
11-11-11-30
-
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX3M2A2400C10
(Ver4.21)(XMP)
16GB
(2x8GB)
DS
-
-
10-12-12-31
1.65
•
•
CORSAIR
CMY16GX3M2A2400C10A
(Ver4.21)(XMP)
16GB
(8x2GB)
DS
-
-
10-12-12-31
1.65
•
•
CORSAIR
CMY16GX3M2A2400C10R
(Ver4.21)(XMP)
16GB
(2x8GB)
DS
-
-
10-12-12-31
1.65
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ16GX3M2A2400C10
(Ver4.21)
16GB
(2x8GB)
DS
-
-
10-12-12-31
1.65
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-19200CL10Q264GBZHD
(XMP)
64GB
(8x8GB)
DS
-
-
10-12-12-31
1.65
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-2400C11Q-32GXM
(XMP)
32GB
(4x8GB)
DS
-
-
11-13-13-31
1.65
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-19200CL10Q32GBZHD
(XMP)
32GB
(4x8GB)
DS
-
-
10-12-12-31
1.65
•
8
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Vendors
(Continued on the next page)
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DDR3 2400 MHz capacity
Voltage
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
11-11-11-31
1.65
•
-
9-11-9-28
1.65
•
-
-
9-11-11-31
1.65
•
DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.65
•
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
10-11-11-30
1.65
•
•
GOC316GB2400C11QC
(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
11-11-11-30
1.65
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX2400C11D3K4/8GX
(XMP)
8GB (4x2GB)
SS
-
-
11-13-11-30
1.65
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX24C11K4/16X
(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
11-13-13-30
1.65
KINGSTON
KHX24C11T2K2/8X
(XMP)
8GB (2x4GB)
DS
-
-
-
1.65
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX24C11T3K4
(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
2400-11-1313-30
1.65
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX24C11T3K4/32X
(XMP)
32GB
(4x8GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65
•
•
Mushkin
997122R
(XMP)
16GB
(2x8GB)
DS
-
-
2400-10-1212-28
1.65
•
•
Silicon
Power
SP004GXLYU240NSA
(XMP)
4GB
SS
-
-
2400-11-1313-32
-
•
•
Team
TXD34G2400HC10QBK
(XMP)
8GB (2x4GB)
DS
-
-
10-12-12-31
1.65
•
•
Transcend
TX2400KLN-8GK
(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB )
DS
-
-
2400-11-1211-29
1.6
•
•
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
NO.
G.SKILL
F3-19200CL11Q16GBZHD
(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
G.SKILL
F3-19200CL9D-4GBPIS
(XMP)
4G (2x2G )
DS
-
G.SKILL
F3-19200CL9Q-16GBZMD
(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
GEIL
GET34GB2400C9DC
(XMP)
4GB (2x2GB)
GEIL
GOC316GB2400C10QC
(XMP)
GEIL
Vendors
Timing
2
4
6
8
•
•
•
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DDR3 2133 MHz capacity
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
NO.
Timing
Voltage
Apacer
78.BAGE4.AFD0C(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
-
•
Apacer
AHU04GFB33CAQ3R(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
11-1313-31
-
•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX3M2A2133C9
(Ver4.21)(XMP)
16GB
(2x8GB)
DS
-
-
9-11-11-31
1.65
•
CORSAIR
CMD32GX3M4A2133C9
(Ver4.21)(XMP)
32GB
(4x8GB)
DS
-
-
9-11-11-31
1.65
•
CORSAIR
CMD8GX3M2A2133C9
(Ver1.5)(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-11-10-27
1.5
CORSAIR
CMD8GX3M2B2133C9
(Ver5.12)(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-11-11-31
1.65
•
CORSAIR
CMZ8GX3M2A2133C11R
(Ver4.21)(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
11-1111-27
1.5
•
G.SKILL
F3-17000CL11Q264GBZLD(XMP)
64GB
(8x8GB)
DS
-
-
11-1111-30
1.5
•
G.SKILL
F3-17000CL9Q16GBXLD(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-11-9-28
1.65
•
G.SKILL
F3-17000CL9Q16GBZH(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-11-10-28
1.65
•
G.SKILL
F3-2133C10Q-32GSR(XMP)
32GB
(4x8GB)
DS
-
-
10-1212-31
1.5
•
G.SKILL
F3-2133C11Q-32GZL(XMP)
32GB
(4x8GB)
DS
-
-
11-1111-31
1.5
•
KINGSTON
KHX2133C11D3K4/
16GX(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
11-1211-30
1.65
•
KINGSTON
KHX21C11T3FK8/64X(XMP)
64GB
(8x8GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
Team
TLD34G2133HC11ABK(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
11-1111-31
1.65
•
Team
TLD38G2133HC11ABK(XMP)
16GB
(2x8GB)
DS
-
-
11-1111-31
1.65
•
2
4
6
8
•
DDR3 2000 MHz capacity
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
AEXEA
AXA3ES4GK2000LG28V
(XMP)
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
Asint
SLA302G08-ML2HB
(XMP)
4GB
DS
GEIL
GUP34GB2000C9DC
(XMP)
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
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Chip NO.
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
Timing
Voltage
-
-
1.65
•
•
Hynix
H5TQ2G83BFRH9C
9-9-9-27
-
•
•
-
-
9-9-9-28
1.65
•
•
2
4
6
8
Chapter 1
Part No.
Vendors
1-15
DDR3 1866 MHz capacity
Chapter 1
1-16
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
AX3U1866XW8G10(XMP)
16GB
(2x8GB)
DS
-
-
10-11-10-30
1.5
CORSAIR
CMD16GX3M4A1866C9
(Ver4.13)(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.5
•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX3M4A1866C9
(Ver8.16)(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD32GX3M4A1866C9
(Ver3.24)(XMP)
32GB
(4x8GB)
DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD8GX3M2A1866C9
(Ver4.13)(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
-
1.5
•
CORSAIR
CMT32GX3M4X1866C9
(Ver3.23)(XMP)
32GB
(4x8GB)
DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.5
•
CORSAIR
CMY16GX3M2A1866C9
(Ver 4.21)(XMP)
16GB
(2x8GB)
DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.5
•
CORSAIR
CMY8GX3M2A1866C9
(Ver3.24)(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.5
•
CORSAIR
CMZ16GX3M2A1866C10
(Ver5.29)(XMP)
16GB
(2x8GB)
DS
-
-
10-11-10-30
1.5
•
CORSAIR
CMZ32GX3M4X1866C10
(Ver3.23)(XMP)
32GB
(4x8GB)
DS
-
-
10-11-10-27
1.5
•
CORSAIR
CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9G
(Ver5.12)(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
1866 9-109-27
1.5
•
Crucial
BLE8G3D1869DE1TX0.1
6FED(XMP)
16GB
(2x8GB)
DS
-
-
1866-9-99-27
1.5
•
Crucial
BLE4G3D1869DE1XT0.1
6FMD(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
1.5
•
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL10Q264GBZLD(XMP)
64GB
(8x8GB)
DS
-
-
10-11-10-30
1.5
•
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL10Q32GBZL(XMP)
32GB
(4x8GB)
DS
-
-
10-11-10-30
1.5
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL9D8GBSR(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-10-9-28
1.5
•
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL9Q16GBXL(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-10-9-28
1.5
•
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL9Q16GBZL(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-10-9-28
1.5
•
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL9Q16GBZL(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-10-9-28
1.5
•
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL9Q8GBFLD(XMP)
8GB
(2xGB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.6
•
G.SKILL
F3-1866C9Q-32GXM
(XMP)
32GB
(4xGB)
DS
-
-
9-10-9-28
1.5
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1866C9D3K2/8GX
(XMP)
8GB
(2xGB)
DS
-
-
-
1.65
•
•
Team
TED34GM1866C13BK
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TC2G83EFR
13-13-13-32
1.5
•
•
Team
TED38GM1866C13BK
8GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ4G83AFR
13-13-13-32
1.5
•
•
Team
TLD34G1866HC9KBK
(XMP)
8GB
(2xGB)
DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.5
•
•
Team
TLD38G1866HC10SBK
(XMP)
16GB
(2x8GB)
DS
-
-
10-11-10-30
1.5
•
Vendors
Part No.
Size
A-DATA
Timing
Voltage
2
4
6
8
•
•
•
•
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
DDR3 1600 MHz capacity
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
A-DATA
AD3U1600W4G11
4GB
SS
A-DATA
3WCD-1211A
11-1111-28
-
•
A-DATA
AD3U1600W8G11
8GB
DS
A-DATA
3WCD-1211A
11-1111-28
-
•
A-DATA
AX3U1600W8G11
16GB
(2x8GB)
DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.5
•
AMD
AE32G1609U1-U
2GB
SS
AMD
23EY4587MB6H
-
1.5
•
AMD
AE34G1609U2-U
4GB
DS
AMD
23EY4587MB6H
-
1.5
•
AMD
AP38G1608U2K(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-28
1.65
•
Apacer
78.B1GE3.9L10C
4GB
DS
Apacer
AM5D5908DEQSCK
-
1.65
•
AM5D6008BQQSCK
11-1111-28
-
•
-
•
SS
Apacer
4
Apacer
78.B1GET.9K00C
Apacer
AHU04GFA60C9Q3R
(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
11-1111-28
Apacer
AHU08GFA60CBT3R
(XMP)
8GB
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
-
•
Asint
SLA302G08EGG1C(XMP)
4GB
DS
Asint
302G08-GG1C
9-9-9-27
-
•
Asint
SLA302G08-EGJ1C
(XMP)
4GB
DS
Asint
302G08-GJ1C
9-9-9-27
-
•
Asint
SLA302G08-EGN1C
4GB
DS
ASint
302G08-GN1C
-
-
•
-
•
Asint
SLA304G08-ENG1B
4GB
SS
Asint
304G08-GN1B
9-1111-28
Asint
SLB304G08-EGJ1B
(XMP)
8GB
DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
-
•
Asint
SLB304G08-EGN1B
8GB
DS
ASint
304G08-GN1B
-
-
•
Asint
SLZ302G08-EGN1C
2GB
SS
ASint
302G08-GN1C
-
-
•
AVEXIR
AVD3U16000904G2CW(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
11-1111-28
1.5
CORSAIR
CMD8GX3M2A1600C8
(Ver5.12)(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
1600 8-88-24
1.5
•
CORSAIR
CMD8GX3M2A1600C9
(Ver2.12)(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
CORSAIR
CML16GX3M2A1600C10
(Ver2.21)(XMP)
16GB
(2x8GB)
DS
-
-
10-1010-27
1.5
•
CORSAIR
CML8GX3M2A1600C9
(Ver7.12)(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9- 24
1.5
•
CORSAIR
CMV8GX3M1A1600C11
8GB
DS
-
-
11-1111-30
-
•
CORSAIR
CMX8GX3M2A1600C9
(Ver3.19)(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
SS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65
•
CORSAIR
CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10
(Ver.3.24)(XMP)
16GB
(2x8GB)
-
10-1010-27
1.5
•
DS
-
6
8
•
•
•
Chapter 1
4GB
2
(Continued on the next page)
ASUS RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION
1-17
DDR3 1600 MHz capacity
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
Chapter 1
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
CORSAIR
CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9
(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-924
1.5
•
CORSAIR
CMZ16GX3M4X1600C9
(Ver8.16)(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
1600-99-9-24
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10
(Ver2.2)(XMP)
32GB
(4x8GB)
DS
-
-
10-1010-27
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8
(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
-
8-8-824
1.5
•
Crucial
BLS4G3D1609DS1S00.
16FMR(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
1600-99-9-24
1.5
•
Crucial
BLT4G3D1608DT1TX0.
16FM(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
8-8-824
1.5
•
Elixir
M2X2G64CB88G7NDG(XMP)
2GB
SS
Elixir
N2CB2G80GN-DG
9-9-928
-
•
Elixir
M2X4G64CB8HG5NDG(XMP)
4GB
DS
Elixir
N2CB2G80GN-DG
9-9-928
-
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9D8GBSR2(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
-
9-9-924
1.25
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9Q16GBZL(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-924
1.5
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-1600C9Q-32GXM
(XMP)
32GB
(4x8GB)
DS
-
-
-
1.5
•
•
GEIL
GUP34GB1600C7DC
(XMP)
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
7-7-724
1.6
•
KINGMAX
FLGE85F-C8KL9A
(XMP)
2GB
SS
KINGMAX
N/A
9-9-928
-
KINGMAX
FLGF65F-C8KL9A
(XMP)
4GB
N/A
9-9-928
-
•
KINGSTON
KHX16009CD3K2/8GX
(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-927
1.65
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3B1/4G
(XMP)
4GB
SS
-
-
9-9-927
1.65
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3K3/
12GX(XMP)
12GB
(3x4GB)
DS
-
-
9
1.65
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3K3/
6GX(XMP)
6GB
(3x2GB)
DS
-
-
9
1.65
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3K4/
16GX(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-924
1.65
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3K6/
24GX(XMP)
24GB
(6x4GB)
DS
-
-
9
1.65
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3LK2/
8GX(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-924
1.35
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3P1K2/8G
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9
1.5
•
KINGSTON
KHX16C10B1K2/
16X(XMP)
16GB
(2x8GB)
DS
-
-
-
1.5
•
DS
DS
DS
-
-
KINGMAX
2
4
6
8
•
•
•
(Continued on the next page)
1-18
Chapter 1: Product introduction
DDR3 1600 MHz capacity
SS/
DS
Part No.
Size
KINGSTON
KHX16C9K2/16
16GB
(2x8GB)
DS
KINGSTON
KHX16C9P1K2/16
16GB
(2x8GB)
KINGSTON
KVR16N11/4
KINGSTON
Timing
-
-
13339-9-924
1.5
•
DS
-
-
-
1.5
•
4GB
DS
KINGSTON
D2568JPUCPGGBU
11-111128-1
-
•
KVR16N11/4
4G
DS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83CFRPBC
-
1.5
•
Micron
MT16JTF1G64AZ1G6E1
8GB
DS
Micron
D9QBJ
-
-
•
•
Micron
MT8JTF51264AZ1G6E1
4GB
SS
Micron
D9QBJ
-
-
•
•
Micron
MT8KTF25664AZ1G6M1
2GB
SS
MICRON
D9PFJ
-
-
•
Patriot
PV316G160C9K(XMP)
16GB
(2x8GB)
SS
-
-
16009-9-924
1.5
•
Patriot
PV316G160C9K(XMP)
16GB
(2x8GB)
SS
-
-
16009-9-924
1.5
•
SanMax
SMD-4G28N1P-16KM
4GB
SS
ELPIDA
J4208BBBG-GN-F
1600
-
•
•
SanMax
SMD-4G68HP-16KZ
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83BFRPBC
-
1.5
•
•
SanMax
SMD-4G68NG-16KK
4GB
DS
ELPIDA
J2108BDBG-GN-F
-
-
•
•
SanMax
SMD-8G28NP-16KM
8GB
DS
ELPIDA
J4208BBBG-GN-F
1600
-
•
•
Silicon
Power
SP002GBLTU160V02
(XMP)
2GB
SS
S-POWER
20YT5NG
9-1111-28
1.5
•
•
Silicon
Power
SP004GBLTU160V02
(XMP)
4GB
DS
S-POWER
20YT5NG
9-9-924
1.5
•
H5TC2G83EFR
11-1111-28
1.5
•
•
1.5
•
•
•
TED34GM1600C11BK
4GB
DS
Voltage
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
Chip NO.
Team
Chip Brand
2
Hynix
4
Team
TED38GM1600C11BK
8GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ4G83AFR
11-1111-28
Team
TLD34G1600HC9BK
(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-924
1.5
•
Team
TLD38G1600HC9BK
(XMP)
16GB
(2x8GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-924
1.5
•
Team
TXD34096M1600HC9D(XMP)
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TC2G83BFRH9A
9-9-924
1.5
•
Transcend
TS1GLK64V6H(620945)
8GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B4G0846B
-
-
•
Transcend
TS1GLK64W6H
8GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B4G0846B
11-111128-1
-
•
ASUS RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION
6
8
•
Chapter 1
Vendors
1-19
DDR3 1333 MHz capacity
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
Chapter 1
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
AMD
AE32G1339U1-U
2GB
SS
AMD
23EY4587MB3H
-
1.5
•
AMD
AE34G1339U2-U
4GB
DS
AMD
23EY4587MB3H
-
1.5
•
Apacer
78.B1GDE.9L10C
4GB
DS
Apacer
AM5D5908CEHSBG
9
-
•
Asint
SLA302G08-EDJ1C
2GB
SS
ASint
302G08-DJ1C
-
-
•
Asint
SLA304G08-EDJ1B
4GB
SS
Asint
304G08-DJ1B
9-1010-26
-
•
Asint
SLB304G08-EDJ1B
8GB
DS
Asint
304G08-DJ1B
9-9-924
-
•
BUFFALO
D3U1333-1G
1GB
SS
Elpida
J1108BFBG-DJ-F
-
-
•
BUFFALO
D3U1333-2G
2GB
DS
Elpida
J1108BFBG-DJ-F
-
•
BUFFALO
D3U1333-4G
4GB
DS
NANYA
NT5CB256M8BNCG
-
•
CORSAIR
CMV8GX3M1A1333C9
8GB
DS
-
-
9-9-924
-
•
CORSAIR
CMV8GX3M2A1333C9
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
N/A
9-9-924
-
•
CORSAIR
CMX8GX3M2A1333C9
(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-924
1.5
•
G.SKILL
F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-924
1.5
•
GEIL
GVP34GB1333C9DC
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-924
1.5
•
INNODISK
M3UN-2GHJBC09
2GB
SS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83CFRH9C
9-9-924
-
•
•
INNODISK
M3UN-4GHJAC09
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83CFRH9C
9-9-924
-
•
•
KINGMAX
FLFE85F-C8KL9
2GB
SS
KINGMAX
KFC8FNLBFGXX-12A
-
-
•
KINGMAX
FLFE85F-C8KL9
2GB
SS
KINGMAX
KFC8FNLXFDXX-15A
-
-
•
KINGMAX
FLFF65F-C8KL9
4GB
DS
KINGMAX
KFC8FNLXFDXX-15A
-
-
•
KINGSTON
KVR1333D3E9S/4G
4GB
DS
Elpida
J2108ECSE-DJ-F
9
1.5
•
KINGSTON
KVR1333D3N9H/4G
4GB
DS
ELPIDA
J2108BDBG-GN-F
-
1.5
•
KINGSTON
KVR13N9S8H/4
4GB
SS
ELPIDA
J4208BBBG-GN-F
-
1.5
•
Mach
Xtreme
MXD3U133316GQ
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
-
-
•
Mach
Xtreme
MXD3V13332GS
2GB
SS
Mach
Xtreme
C2S46D30-D313
-
-
•
•
MICRON
MT8JTF25664AZ1G4M1
2GB
SS
MICRON
D9PFJ
-
-
•
•
Patriot
PSD32G13332
2GB
DS
Prtriot
PM128M8D3BU-15
9
-
•
RiDATA
C304627CB1AG22Fe
2GB
DS
RiDATA
C304627CB1AG22Fe
9
-
•
RiDATA
E304459CB1AG32Cf
4GB
DS
RiDATA
E304459CB1AG32Cf
9
-
•
2
4
6
8
•
•
•
(Continued on the next page)
1-20
Chapter 1: Product introduction
DDR3 1333 MHz capacity
Vendors
Silicon
Power
Part No.
Size
SP001GBLTU133S02
1GB
SS/
DS
Chip Brand
SS
S-POWER
Silicon
Power
SP004GBLTU133V02
4GB
DS
Team
TED34096M1333HC9
4GB
DS
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
2
4
6
8
10YT3E5
9
-
•
S-POWER
20YT3NG
9-9-924
-
•
Team
T3D2568LT-13
-
-
•
1.5
•
•
•
Team
TED34GM1333C9BK
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ2GB83CFR
9-9-924
Team
TED38GM1333C9BK
8GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ4G83AFR
9-9-924
1.5
•
Transcend
JM1333KLH8G(623654)
8GB
DS
Transcend
TK963EBF3
-
-
•
•
Side(s): SS - Single-sided DS - Double-sided DIMM support:
Supports one (1) module inserted into any slot as Single-channel memory
configuration. We suggest that you install the module into D1 slot.
Supports two (2) modules inserted into one pair of the dark gray slots or the black
slots as one pair of dual-channel memory configuration. We suggest that you install
the modules into slots B1 and D1 for better compatibility.
Supports four (4) modules inserted into both the dark gray slots and black slots as two
pairs of quad-channel memory configuration. We suggest that you install the modules
into slots A1, B1, C1, and D1 for better compatibility.
Supports six (6) modules inserted into four dark gray slots and two black slots as three
pairs of quad-channel memory configuration. We suggest that you install the modules
into slots A1, B1, B2, C1, D1, and D2 for better compatibility.
Supports eight (8) modules inserted into all slots as fully-loaded quad-channel
memory configurations.
ASUS exclusively provides hyper DIMM support function.
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Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Load
the X.M.P. or D.O.C.P. settings in the BIOS for the hyper DIMM support.
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Visit the ASUS website for the latest QVL.
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Expansion slots
Ensure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do
so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
Slot No. Slot Description
1
PCIe 3.0 x16_1 slot
3
PCIe 2.0 x1_1 slot
2
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PCIe 3.0 x8_2 slot
PCIe 3.0 x16/8_3 slot
PCIe 2.0 x1_2 slot
PCIe 3.0 x8_4 slot
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Refer to the following configuration table for installation.
PCIe x16
Slot #
Single
VGA
SLI/CF
3 way
SLI/CFX
Quad
SLI/CFX
1
x16
x16
x16
x16
2
—
—
x8
x8
4
—
x16
x16
x8
6
—
—
—
x8
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We recommend that you provide sufficient power when running CrossFireX™ or SLI
mode.
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While running at heavy loaded four VGA cards, ensure to plug in the 6-pin extra PCIe
power supply for stability.
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Connect a chassis fan to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN1/CHA_FAN2/
CHA_FAN3 when using multiple graphics cards for better thermal environment.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
shared
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PCIE_X8_2
shared
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-
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-
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PCIE_X16/X8_3
shared
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-
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-
-
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PCIE_X8_4
shared
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-
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PCIE_X1_1
shared
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-
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ASM USB3#1
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shared
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ASM USB3#2
shared
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ASM SATA6#1
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shared
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ASM SATA6#2
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shared
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Intel LAN 82579V
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shared
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On Chip USB1
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shared
On Chip USB2
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shared
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HD Audio
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shared
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On Chip SATA
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shared
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Onboard buttons and switches
Onboard buttons and switches allow you to fine-tune performance when working on a bare or
open-case system. This is ideal for overclockers and gamers who continually change settings
to enhance system performance.
1.
2.
Power-on (START) button
The motherboard comes with a power-on button that allows you to power up or wake
up the system. The button also lights up when the system is plugged to a power source
indicating that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before
removing or installing any motherboard component.
Reset button
Press the Reset button to reboot the system.
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MemOK! button
Installing DIMMs that are not compatible with the motherboard may cause system boot
failure. One indicator is the DRAM_LED lighting continuously.
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Refer to section 1.2.7 Onboard LEDs for the exact location of the MEMOK_LED.
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The DRAM_LED lights up when the DIMM is not properly installed. Turn off the system
and reinstall the DIMM before using the MemOK! function.
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The DRAM_LED is one of the LEDs in the Q LEDs that helps check key components
during the motherboard booting process. See section 1.2.7 Onboard LEDs for the
exact location of the DRAM_LED.
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The MemOK! button does not function under Windows® OS environment.
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During the tuning process, the system loads and tests failsafe memory settings. It
takes about 30 seconds for the system to test one set of failsafe settings. If the test
fails, the system reboots and test the next set of failsafe settings. The blinking speed
of the MEMOK_LED increases, indicating different test processes.
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Due to memory tuning requirement, the system automatically reboots when each
timing set is tested. If the installed DIMMs still fail to boot after the whole tuning
process, the DRAM_LED lights continuously. Replace the DIMMs with ones
recommended in the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists) in this user manual or on
the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
•
If you turn off the computer and replace DIMMs during the tuning process, the system
continues memory tuning after turning on the computer. To stop memory tuning, turn
off the computer and unplug the power cord for about 5–10 seconds.
•
If your system fails to boot up due to BIOS overclocking, press the MemOK! switch
to boot and load the BIOS default settings. A message will appear during POST
reminding you that the BIOS has been restored to its default settings.
•
We recommend that you download and update to the latest BIOS version from the
ASUS website at www.asus.com after using the MemOK! function.
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that can help lead to a successful boot.
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4.
DirectKey button
This feature allows your system to go to the BIOS Setup program with the press of
a button. With DirectKey, you can enter the BIOS anytime without having to press
the <Del> key during POST. It also allows you to turn on or turn off your system and
conveniently enter the BIOS during boot-up.
Ensure to save your data before using the DirectKey button.
•
When the system is on and you press the DirectKey button, your system will shut
down. Press the DirectKey button again or the Power-on button to reboot and enter
the BIOS directly.
•
Turn off your system using the power-on button to allow your system to go through
POST (without entering the BIOS) when you reboot your system.
•
Refer to section 3.8 Boot Menu for details about setting the DirectKey default
function.
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BIOS Switch button
The motherboard comes with two BIOS. Press the BIOS button to switch BIOS and
load different BIOS settings. The nearby BIOS LEDs indicate the BIOS you are using.
6.
PCIe x16 Lane switch
These slide switches allows you to enable and disable the corresponding PCIe x16 slots.
When one of the installed PCIe x16 cards is out of order, you can use the slide switch to
find out the faulty one without removing the cards.
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7.
Slow Mode Switch
Slow Mode Switch is employed during LN2 benching. Some processors have a small
optimum temperature range to run at their highest frequency. Warmer or colder yields
instability at this frequency. For example, a certain processor may need -80̊C loaded
in order to run 5.8GHz, which means about -75̊C idle in order to stay stable at 5.8GHz.
Going colder or warmer crashes. It will however remain stable at slower frequencies
at much colder or warmer temperatures. Once it comes out of a heavy load while
transitioning over to a light load, when the temperature does not warm fast enough,
it may crash. To over-come this simply flip the switch over to “slow” the processor
instantaneously. Switching over to Slow-Mode during critical moments when
Temperature/Max Frequency alignment is off-synch saves you a lot of crashes, even
when trying to boot into the OS at cold temperatures.
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1.2.7
Onboard LEDs
Hard Disk LED
The hard disk LED is designed to indicate the hard disk activity. It blinks when data
is being written into or read from the hard disk drive. The LED does not light up when
there is no hard disk drive connected to the motherboard or when the hard disk drive
does not function.
2.
BIOS LED
The BIOS LEDs help indicate the BIOS activity. Press the BIOS button to switch
between BIOS1 and BIOS2 and the LED lights up when the corresponding BIOS is in
use.
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3.
4.
MemOK! LED
Blinking: Indicates that MemOK! is enabled before POST.
Q LED
Q LEDs check key components (CPU, DRAM, VGA card, and booting devices) in
sequence during motherboard booting process. If an error is found , the corresponding
LED will continue lighting until the problem is solved. This user-friendly design provides
an intuitive way to locate the root problem within seconds.
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For more information about the MEMOK_LED and DRAM_LED, see the MemOK! button on
section 1.2.6 Onboard buttons and switches.
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5.
The motherboard comes with a power-on button that lights up to indicate that the
system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft‑off mode. This is a reminder that you should
shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing or plugging in any
motherboard component. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard
power-on button.
Q-Code LEDs
The Q-Code LED design provides you with a 2-digit error code that displays the system
status. Refer to the Q-Code table on the next page for details.
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Q-Code table
Code
Description
00
Not used
01
Power on. Reset type detection (soft/hard).
02
AP initialization before microcode loading
03
System Agent initialization before microcode loading
04
PCH initialization before microcode loading
06
Microcode loading
07
AP initialization after microcode loading
08
System Agent initialization after microcode loading
09
PCH initialization after microcode loading
0B
Cache initialization
0C – 0D
Reserved for future AMI SEC error codes
0E
Microcode not found
0F
Microcode not loaded
10
PEI Core is started
11 – 14
Pre-memory CPU initialization is started
15 – 18
Pre-memory System Agent initialization is started
19 – 1C
Pre-memory PCH initialization is started
2B – 2F
Memory initialization
30
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
31
Memory Installed
32 – 36
CPU post-memory initialization
37 – 3A
Post-Memory System Agent initialization is started
3B – 3E
Post-Memory PCH initialization is started
4F
DXE IPL is started
50 – 53
Memory initialization error. Invalid memory type or incompatible memory
speed
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Code
Description
54
Unspecified memory initialization error
55
Memory not installed
56
Invalid CPU type or Speed
57
CPU mismatch
58
CPU self test failed or possible CPU cache error
59
CPU micro-code is not found or micro-code update is failed
5A
Internal CPU error
5B
Reset PPI is not available
5C – 5F
Reserved for future AMI error codes
E0
S3 Resume is stared (S3 Resume PPI is called by the DXE IPL)
E1
S3 Boot Script execution
E2
Video repost
E3
OS S3 wake vector call
E4 – E7
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
E8
S3 Resume Failed
E9
S3 Resume PPI not Found
EA
S3 Resume Boot Script Error
EB
S3 OS Wake Error
EC – EF
Reserved for future AMI error codes
F0
Recovery condition triggered by firmware (Auto recovery)
F1
Recovery condition triggered by user (Forced recovery)
F2
Recovery process started
F3
Recovery firmware image is found
F4
Recovery firmware image is loaded
F5 – F7
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
F8
Recovery PPI is not available
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Q-Code table
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Code
Description
F9
Recovery capsule is not found
FA
Invalid recovery capsule
FB – FF
Reserved for future AMI error codes
60
DXE Core is started
61
NVRAM initialization
62
Installation of the PCH Runtime Services
63 – 67
CPU DXE initialization is started
68
PCI host bridge initialization
69
System Agent DXE initialization is started
6A
System Agent DXE SMM initialization is started
6B – 6F
System Agent DXE initialization (System Agent module specific)
70
PCH DXE initialization is started
71
PCH DXE SMM initialization is started
72
PCH devices initialization
73 – 77
PCH DXE Initialization (PCH module specific)
78
ACPI module initialization
79
CSM initialization
7A – 7F
Reserved for future AMI DXE codes
90
Boot Device Selection (BDS) phase is started
91
Driver connecting is started
92
PCI Bus initialization is started
93
PCI Bus Hot Plug Controller Initialization
94
PCI Bus Enumeration
95
PCI Bus Request Resources
96
PCI Bus Assign Resources
97
Console Output devices connect
98
Console input devices connect
99
Super IO Initialization
9A
USB initialization is started
9B
USB Reset
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Code
Description
9C
USB Detect
9D
USB Enable
9E – 9F
Reserved for future AMI codes
A0
IDE initialization is started
A1
IDE Reset
A2
IDE Detect
A3
IDE Enable
A4
SCSI initialization is started
A5
SCSI Reset
A6
SCSI Detect
A7
SCSI Enable
A8
Setup Verifying Password
A9
Start of Setup
AA
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
AB
Setup Input Wait
AC
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
AD
Ready To Boot event
AE
Legacy Boot event
AF
Exit Boot Services event
B0
Runtime Set Virtual Address MAP Begin
B1
Runtime Set Virtual Address MAP End
B2
Legacy Option ROM Initialization
B3
System Reset
B4
USB hot plug
B5
PCI bus hot plug
B6
Clean-up of NVRAM
B7
Configuration Reset (reset of NVRAM settings)
B8– BF
Reserved for future AMI codes
D0
CPU initialization error
D1
System Agent initialization error
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Q-Code table
Code
Description
D2
PCH initialization error
D3
Some of the Architectural Protocols are not available
D4
PCI resource allocation error. Out of Resources
D5
No Space for Legacy Option ROM
D6
No Console Output Devices are found
D7
No Console Input Devices are found
D8
Invalid password
D9
Error loading Boot Option (LoadImage returned error)
DA
Boot Option is failed (StartImage returned error)
DB
Flash update is failed
DC
Reset protocol is not available
ACPI/ASL Checkpoints
Code
Description
0x01
System is entering S1 sleep state
0x02
System is entering S2 sleep state
0x03
System is entering S3 sleep state
0x04
System is entering S4 sleep state
0x05
System is entering S5 sleep state
0x10
System is waking up from the S1 sleep state
0x20
System is waking up from the S2 sleep state
0x30
System is waking up from the S3 sleep state
0x40
System is waking up from the S4 sleep state
0xAC
System has transitioned into ACPI mode. Interrupt controller is in PIC mode.
0xAA
System has transitioned into ACPI mode. Interrupt controller is in APIC mode.
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1.2.8
Jumper
LN2 Mode jumper (3-pin LN2)
With LN2 mode activated, the ROG motherboard is optimized to remedy the coldboot bug during POST at an extremely low temperature and help the system boot
successfully.
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1.2.9
1.
Internal connectors
Intel® X79 Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_1; SATA6G_2 [gray])
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 6.0
Gb/s signal cables.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
configuration with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology through the onboard Intel® X79
chipset.
•
These connectors are set to [AHCI Mode] by default. If you intend to create a Serial
ATA RAID set using these connectors, set the SATA Mode item in the BIOS to [RAID
Mode]. Refer to section 3.6.5 SATA Configuration for details.
•
Before creating a RAID set, refer to section 5.1 RAID configurations or the manual
bundled in the motherboard support DVD.
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2.
Intel® X79 Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA3G_1; SATA3G_2;
SATA3G_3; SATA3G_4 [black])
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s hard disk drives and optical disc
drives via Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s signal cables.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
configuration with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology through the onboard Intel® X79
chipset.
These connectors are set to [AHCI Mode] by default. If you intend to create a Serial
ATA RAID set using these connectors, set the SATA Mode item in the BIOS to [RAID
Mode]. Refer to section 3.6.5 SATA Configuration for details.
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Before creating a RAID set, refer to section 5.1 RAID configurations or the manual
bundled in the motherboard support DVD.
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3.
ASMedia® Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_E1; SATA6G_E2;
SATA6G_E3; SATA6G_E4 [gray])
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 6.0
Gb/s signal cables.
•
ASMedia storage controller can only support AHCI mode.
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These SATA ports are for data drives only.
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5.
USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_E78)
This connector is for the additional USB 3.0 ports, and complies with the USB 3.0
specificaton that supports up to 4.8Gbps connection speed. If the USB 3.0 front panel
cable is available from your system chassis, with this USB 3.0 connector, you can have
a front panel USB 3.0 solution.
•
The USB 3.0 module is purchased separately.
•
These connectors are based on xHCI specification. We recommend you to install the
related driver to fully use the USB 3.0 ports under Windows® 7.
Thermal sensor cable connectors (2-pin OPT_TEMP1; OPT_TEMP2;
OPT_TEMP3)
These connectors are for temperature monitoring. Connect the thermal sensor cables
to these connectors and place the other ends to the devices which you want to monitor
temperature. The optional fans 1, 2, and 3 can work with the temperature sensors for a
better cooling effect.
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Enable OPT FAN1/ OPT FAN2/ OPT FAN3 overheat protection in BIOS if you connect
thermal sensor cables to these connectors.
•
Thermal sensor cables or thermistors are purchased separately.
•
To monitor the temperature at the BIOS, go to BIOS>Monitor>Temperature Monitor.
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USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB56; USB78; USB910)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to any of
these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system
chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to
480 Mbps connection speed.
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
You can connect the front panel USB cable to the ASUS Q-Connector (USB) first, and then
install the Q-Connector (USB) to the USB connector onboard if your chassis supports front
panel USB ports.
The USB 2.0 module is purchased separately.
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7.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port(s).
Connect the S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install the module to a
slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
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8.
CPU, chassis, and power fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN; 4-pin CPU_OPT;
4-pin CHA_FAN1/ CHA_FAN2/ CHA_FAN3; 4-pin OPT_FAN1/ OPT_FAN2 /
OPT_FAN3)
Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air flow inside the
system may damage the motherboard components. These are not jumpers! Do not place
jumper caps on the fan connectors!
•
The CPU_FAN connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12 W) fan power.
•
If you install two VGA cards, we recommend that you plug the rear chassis fan cable
to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN1, CHA_FAN2 or CHA_FAN3 for
better thermal environment.
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Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports either
HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of the front panel audio I/O
module cable to this connector.
•
We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability.
•
If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector, set
the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD]; if you want to connect an AC'97
front panel audio module to this connector, set the item to [AC97]. By default, this
connector is set to [HD].
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10. DirectKey connector (2-pin DRCT)
This connector is for the chassis-mounted button that supports the DirectKey function.
Connect the button cable that supports DirectKey, from the chassis to this connector on
the motherboard.
Ensure that your chassis comes with the extra button cable that supports the DirectKey
feature. Refer to the technical documentation that came with the chassis for details.
11.
ROG Extension - ROG_EXT connector (18-1 pin ROG_EXT)
This connector is for the OC Panel and other ROG accessories supporting the
ROG_EXT connector. The OC Panel allows you to perform overclocking without going
to the BIOS settings, loading the OS, or using overclocking software utilities.
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12. TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
This connector supports a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which securely
store keys, digital certificates, passwords and data. A TPM system also helps enhance
the network security, protects digital identities, and ensures platform integrity.
13. Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor or switch. Connect
one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch cable to this connector. The chassis
intrusion sensor or switch sends a high-level signal to this connector when a chassis
component is removed or replaced. The signal is then generated as a chassis intrusion
event.
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By default, the pin labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted with a jumper
cap. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to use the chassis intrusion
detection feature.
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14. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR; 4-pin EATX12V_1; 4-pin EZ_PLUG;
8-pin EATX12V_2)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs are designed to
fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly
until the connectors completely fit.
•
For a fully configured system, we recommend that you use a power supply unit
(PSU) that complies with ATX 12 V Specification 2.0 (or later version) and provides a
minimum power of 450 W.
•
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin/8-pin EATX12 V power plug; otherwise, the system
will not boot.
•
Connect the 4-pin EZ_PLUG power plugs to ensure sufficient power supply when you
install multiple graphics cards.
•
Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when configuring a system
with more power-consuming devices. The system may become unstable or may not
boot up if the power is inadequate.
•
If you want to use two or more high-end PCI Express x16 cards, use a PSU with 1000W
power or above to ensure the system stability.
•
If you are uncertain about the minimum power supply requirement for your system,
refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at
http://support.asus.com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?
SLanguage=en-us for details.
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15. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
•
System power LED (2-pin PLED)
•
•
•
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity LED cable
to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes when data is read from or written to
the HDD.
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker
allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button turns the
system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending on the BIOS settings.
Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the
system OFF.
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without
turning off the system power.
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This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis power LED cable
to this connector. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system power,
and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
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1.2.10
ProbeIt
The ROG ProbeIt allows you to detect your system’s current voltage and OC settings. Use a
multimeter to measure the ProbeIt points even during overclocking.
See the illustration below to locate the respective ProbeIt points.
Using ProbeIt
You may connect the multitester to the motherboard as shown on the following figure.
The illustration above are for reference only, the actual motherboard layout and measure
points location may differ by models.
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Basic Installation
Basic Installation
2.1
Building your PC system
2.1.1
Motherboard installation
2
The diagrams in this section are for reference only. The motherboard layout may vary with
models, but the installation steps are the same for all models.
Install the ASUS Q-Shield to the chassis rear I/O panel.
2.
Place the motherboard into the chassis, ensuring that its rear I/O ports are aligned to
the chassis’ rear I/O panel.
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3.
Place nine screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the
chassis.
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DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
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2.1.2
CPU installation
Please note the order in opening/ closing the double latch. Follow the instructions printed on
the metal sealing hatch or the illustrations shown below in this manual. The plastic cap will pop
up automatically once the CPU is in place and the hatch properly sealed down.
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CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation
Apply the Thermal Interface Material to the
CPU heatsink and CPU before you install
the heatsink and fan, if necessary.
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To replace the LGA2011 CPU pad (X-Socket)
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The X-Socket is a unique ROG feature that allows user to use their LGA 1366 cooler
on the LGA 2011 motherboard.
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For the detailed QVL list, visit http://event.asus.com/2011/rog/X-Socket/.
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DIMM installation
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ATX Power connection
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SATA device connection
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Front I/O Connector
To install ASUS Q-Connector
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1
To install USB 2.0 connector
To install front panel audio connector
AAFP
USB 2.0
To install USB 3.0 connector
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2.1.8
Expansion Card installation
To install PCIe x16 cards
Chapter 2
To install PCIe x1 cards
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2.1.9
Wi-Fi antenna installation
Installing the ASUS 2T2R dual band W-Fi antenna
REAR
SPK
LINE
IN
FRONT
MIC IN
USB3.0
POWER eSATA 6G
S/PDIF
USB BIOS Flashback
USB3.0
CTR
BASS
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Connect the bundled ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi antenna connector to the Wi-Fi ports at
the back of the chassis.
IO Shield
•
Ensure that the ASUS 2T2R dual band Wi-Fi antenna is securely installed to the Wi-Fi
ports.
•
Ensure to install the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi driver before installing the Wi-Fi GO!
software.
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2.2
BIOS update utility
USB BIOS Flashback
USB BIOS Flashback allows you to easily update the BIOS without entering the existing
BIOS or operating system. Simply insert a USB storage device to the USB port specially
allocated for the USB BIOS Flashback feature then press the ROG Connect button for three
seconds. The BIOS will be updated automatically.
To use USB BIOS Flashback:
1. Download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website
2.
Extract and rename the BIOS image file to R4BE.CAP.
3.
Copy R4BE.CAP to the root directory of the USB flash disk drive.
4.
Turn off the system and insert the USB storage device to the ROG Connect port.
5.
Press the ROG Connect button and release when a flashing light appears, which
indicates that the BIOS Flashback function is enabled.
6.
Wait until the light goes out, indicating that the BIOS updating process is completed.
ROG Connect button
USB BIOS Flashback/ ROG Connect port
For more BIOS update utilities in BIOS setup, refer to the section Updating BIOS in
Chapter 3.
DO NOT unplug portable disk, power system, or press the CLR_CMOS button while
BIOS update is ongoing, otherwise update will be interrupted. In case of interruption,
please follow the steps again.
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Updating BIOS may have risks. If the BIOS program is damaged during the process
and results to the system’s failure to boot up, please contact your local ASUS Service
Center.
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2.3
Motherboard rear and audio connections
2.3.1
Rear I/O connection
Rear panel connectors
1. PS/2 mouse and keyboard port
2. Clear CMOS button
3. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4 (The ROG Connect port is the port on top.)
4. USB 3.0 ports 3 and 4
5. Intel® LAN (RJ-45) port**
6. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Bluetooth V4.0*
7. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
8. ROG Connect button
9. U
SB 3.0 ports 1 and 2
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10. External SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports 1 and 2
11. USB 3.0 ports 5 and 6
12. Audio I/O ports with Optical S/PDIF Out port***
*, **, and ***: Refer to the tables on the next page for Bluetooth/Wi-Fi module LEDs, LAN port LEDs, and audio port
definitions.
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USB 3.0 devices can only be used as data storage only.
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We strongly recommend that you connect USB 3.0 devices to USB 3.0 ports for faster
and better performance for your USB 3.0 devices.
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When using the external SATA port, ensure that you use a compatible connector.
*Bluetooth and Wi-Fi module LED indications
Wi-Fi LED
Bluetooth LED
Status
Description Status
Description
Off
No link
Off
No link
Green
Linked
Blue
Linked
Blinking
Data activity
Wi-Fi
LED
Bluetooth
LED
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac,
Bluetooth v4.0/3.0 + HS
* The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such mark by ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.
** LAN ports LED indications
Activity Link LED
Status
Off
Orange
Speed LED
Description
Status Description
No link
Off
Linked
Orange 100 Mbps connection
Orange (Blinking) Data activity
Orange (Blinking
then steady)
10 Mbps connection
Green
ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED
LED
1 Gbps connection
Ready to wake up
from S5 mode
LAN port
Port
Light Blue
Lime
Pink
Orange
Black
Headset
2-channel
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
–
–
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
–
Rear Speaker Out
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
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Audio I/O connections
Audio I/O ports
Connect to Headphone and Mic
Connect to Stereo Speakers
Connect to 2.1 channel Speakers
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Connect to 5.1 channel Speakers
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2.4
OC Panel
The OC Panel is a device that allows you to perform overclocking without the need to go to
the BIOS settings or use software utilities. You can setup the OC Panel in an available 5.25inch drive bay on your computer chassis (Normal Mode) or as an external handheld console
on an “open-air” OC test bench (Extreme Mode.)
These modes are further explained in the succeeding subsections.
2.4.1 •
Ensure that your system has adequate cooling designed for overclocking before using
the OC Panel.
•
Ensure to update your OC Panel’s firmware. Visit www.asus.com for the latest
firmware and updates about the OC Panel.
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Ensure that you have installed ROG Connect Plus driver for the NORMAL Mode of the
OC Panel.
•
When updating the OC Panel firmware, you have to disable the USB XHCI function in
BIOS. To do this, click Advanced > USB Configuration > Intel xHCI Mode then set
Intel xHCI Mode to [Disabled].
OC Panel Overview
Normal/Extreme
Mode Switch
CPU Level Up
LCM Power Button
FanSpeed Control button
OC
Start Button
Start
Value up Button
Left Arrow button
Clear button
OK button
OK
Clea
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Fan connectors 1,2
VGA hotwire connectors
VGA hotwire
Right Arrow button
Reset button
Value Down button
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Subzero Sense
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OK
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ON
ON
OFF OFF
Pause/Slow Mode
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Setting up your OC Panel in Normal Mode
Ensure that you have installed ROG Connect Plus driver for the NORMAL Mode of the OC
Panel.
The OC Panel in Normal Mode mainly provides easy access buttons for increasing your
CPU’s frequency level, adjusting fan speeds and customizing overclocking profiles. It also
displays vital information about your computer’s CPU temperature, ratio, base clock, CPU fan
speed (RPM).
2.
Get the bundled OC Panel 5.25-inch drive
bay metal case and set of two (2) screws.
3.
Align and insert the OC Panel into the OC
Panel 5.25-inch drive bay metal case.
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Tilt the OC Panel LCM display until it is
perpendicular to the body of OC Panel.
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The OC Panel fits in one orientation
only. If it does not fit, try reversing it.
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Secure the OC Panel to the OC Panel
5.25-inch drive bay metal case with the
two (2) screws.
Ensure that the OC Panel fits snugly
into the OC Panel 5.25-inch drive bay
metal case.
5.
Shut down your computer.
6. Open your computer chassis and remove
the front cover of an available 5.25-inch
drive bay.
7.
Align and insert the OC Panel and the
OC Panel 5.25-inch drive bay metal case
assembly into the drive bay.
8.
Secure the OC Panel and the OC Panel
5.25-inch drive bay metal case assembly
into the drive bay with four (4) screws.
9. Connect the OC Panel data cable (A)
and a SATA Power cable (B) to the OC
Panel.
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10. Locate the ROG_EXT connector on the motherboard and connect the OC Panel cable.
Boot your computer.
12. Press the OC Panel LCM Power button to turn on the OC Panel LCM display.
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Setting up your OC Panel in Extreme Mode
The OC Panel in Extreme Mode is setup with an open chassis system or “open-air” OC
test bed assembly and enjoyed as a handheld console to perform overclocking and voltage
tuning.
When in Extreme Mode, you can enjoy more features including Subzero Sense and VGA
Hotwire. It also comes with some of the most commonly used voltage tuning presets that are
preconfigured for your convenience and optimum overclocking experience.
To setup the OC Panel in Extreme Mode:
1. Shut down your computer.
2.
Connect the OC Panel cable (A) and a
SATA Power cable (B) to the OC Panel.
3.
Locate the ROG_EXT connector on the
motherboard and connect the OC Panel
cable.
4.
Boot your computer.
5.
Press the OC Panel power button to turn on the OC Panel LCM display.
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Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
2.
Ensure that all switches are off.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system chassis.
4.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge protector.
5.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
a.
Monitor
b.
External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c.
System power
6.
After applying power, the system power LED on the system front panel case lights up.
For systems with ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up when you press the
ATX power button. If your monitor complies with the “green” standards or if it has a
“power standby” feature, the monitor LED may light up or change from orange to green
after the system LED turns on.
The system then runs the power-on self tests (POST). While the tests are running, the
BIOS beeps (refer to the BIOS beep codes table) or additional messages appear on
the screen. If you do not see anything within 30 seconds from the time you turned on
the power, the system may have failed a power-on test. Check the jumper settings and
connections or call your retailer for assistance.
Description
One short beep
VGA detected
Quick boot set to disabled
No keyboard detected
One continuous beep followed by two
short beeps then a pause (repeated)
No memory detected
One continuous beep followed by three
short beeps
No VGA detected
One continuous beep followed by four
short beeps
Hardware component failure
At power on, hold down the <Delete> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 3.
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BIOS Beep
Turning off the computer
While the system is ON, press the power button for less than four seconds to put the system
on sleep mode or soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting. Press the power switch
for more than four seconds to let the system enter the soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS
setting.
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BIOS setup
3.1
Knowing BIOS
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The new ASUS UEFI BIOS is a Unified Extensible Interface that complies with UEFI
architecture, offering a user-friendly interface that goes beyond the traditional keyboardonly BIOS controls to enable a more flexible and convenient mouse input. You can easily
navigate the new UEFI BIOS with the same smoothness as your operating system. The
term “BIOS” in this user manual refers to “UEFI BIOS” unless otherwise specified.
BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) stores system hardware settings such as storage
device configuration, overclocking settings, advanced power management, and boot
device configuration that are needed for system startup in the motherboard CMOS. In
normal circumstances, the default BIOS settings apply to most conditions to ensure
optimal performance. DO NOT change the default BIOS settings except in the following
circumstances:
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•
An error message appears on the screen during the system bootup and requests you to
run the BIOS Setup.
You have installed a new system component that requires further BIOS settings or
update.
Inappropriate BIOS settings may result to instability or boot failure. We strongly
recommend that you change the BIOS settings only with the help of a trained service
personnel.
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When downloading or updating the BIOS file, rename it as R4BE.CAP for this
motherboard.
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BIOS setup program
Use the BIOS Setup to update the BIOS or configure its parameters. The BIOS screen
include navigation keys and brief onscreen help to guide you in using the BIOS Setup
program.
Entering BIOS at startup
To enter BIOS Setup at startup, press <Delete> during the Power-On Self Test (POST). If you
do not press <Delete>, POST continues with its routines.
Entering BIOS Setup after POST
To enter BIOS Setup after POST:
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Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Delete> simultaneously.
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Press the reset button on the system chassis.
•
Press the DirectKey button on the motherboard. You can perform this option if the
DirectKey item is enabled in BIOS Setup. See the section about Boot Menu on
Chapter 3 for more information in enabling the DirectKey function in BIOS.
•
Press the power button to turn the system off then back on. Do this option only if you
failed to enter BIOS Setup using the previous options.
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The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and
may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
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Ensure that a USB mouse is connected to your motherboard if you want to use the
mouse to control the BIOS setup program.
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If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS setting, load the default
settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Optimized
Defaults item under the Exit menu or press hotkey <F5>. See the section about
Exit menu on Chapter 3 for more information.
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If the system fails to boot after changing any BIOS setting, try to clear the CMOS and
reset the motherboard to the default value. See the section about
Rear I/O Connection on Chapter 2 for information on how to erase the RTC RAM via
the Clear CMOS button.
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The BIOS setup program does not support bluetooth devices.
BIOS menu screen
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The BIOS Setup program can be used under two modes: EZ Mode and Advanced Mode.
You can change modes from the Exit menu or from the Exit/Advanced Mode screen.
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EZ Mode
The EZ Mode provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to
select the display language, system performance mode and boot device priority. To access
the Advanced Mode, click Exit/Advanced Mode, then select Advanced Mode or press <F7>
hot key for the advanced BIOS settings.
The default screen for entering the BIOS setup program can be changed. For more
information, see the Setup Mode item of the Boot menu section on Chapter 3.
Selects the display language of the
BIOS setup program
Exits the BIOS setup program without saving
the changes, saves the changes and resets the
system, or enters the Advanced Mode
Displays the installed
DIMMs
Displays the shortcut
Normal mode
items
Displays the Advanced
SATA
mode menus
Information
Selects the boot device priority
Power Saving mode
ASUS Optimal
mode
Boot Menu
Loads optimized default settings
Displays the system properties of the
selected mode
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The boot device options vary depending on the devices you installed to the system.
•
The Boot Menu (F8) button is available only when the boot device is installed to the
system.
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Displays the CPU
temperature and CPU
voltage output
Click to display all fan
speeds if available
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Advanced Mode
The Advanced Mode provides advanced options for experienced end-users to configure
the BIOS settings. The figure below shows an example of the Advanced Mode. Refer to the
following sections for the detailed configurations.
To access the Advanced Mode, click Exit, then select Advanced Mode or press F7 hotkey.
Submenu items Menu bar
Menu items
Configuration fields
Pop-up window
Scroll bar
General help
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
My Favorites
Extreme Tweaker
For saving the frequently-used system settings and configuration
For changing the overclocking settings
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
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Main
Monitor
For displaying the system temperature, power status, and changing
the fan settings
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Tool
Exit
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For changing the basic system configuration
For configuring options for special functions
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
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Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. For example,
selecting Main shows the Main menu items.
The other items (My Favorites, Extreme Tweaker, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on
the menu bar have their respective menu items.
Back button
This button appears when entering a submenu. Press <Esc> or use the USB mouse to click
this button to return to the previous menu screen.
Submenu items
A greater than sign (>) before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a
submenu. To display the submenu, select the item and press <Enter>.
Pop-up window
Select a menu item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the configuration
options for that item.
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that do not fit on
the screen. Press the Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> / <Page Down> keys to display the
other items on the screen.
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of the menu screen are the navigation keys for the BIOS setup
program. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.
If you delete all shortcut items from the F3: Shortcut list, the default shortcut items will
reappear after your next startup.
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item. Use
<F12> key to capture the BIOS screen and save it to the removable storage device.
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user-configurable, you can
change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is highlighted when selected. To change the value of a field, select it and
press <Enter> to display a list of options.
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Quick Note button
This button allows you to enter notes of the activities that you have done in BIOS.
•
The Quick Note function does not support the following keyboard functions: delete,
cut, copy and paste.
•
You can only use the alphanumeric characters to enter your notes.
Last Modified button
This button shows the items that you last modified and saved in BIOS Setup.
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My Favorites
MyFavorites is your personal space where you can easily save and access your favorite
BIOS items.
Adding items to My Favorites
To add frequently-used BIOS items to My Favorites:
1.
Use the arrow keys to select an item that you want to add. When using a mouse, hover
the pointer to the item.
2.
Press <F4> on your keyboard or right-click on your mouse to add the item to My
Favorites page.
You cannot add the following items to My Favorites:
•
Items with submenu options
•
User-configurable items such as language and boot device order
•
Configuration items such as Memory SPD Information, system time and date
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Extreme Tweaker menu
The Extreme Tweaker menu items allow you to configure overclocking-related items.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Extreme Tweaker menu items. Incorrect field
values can cause the system to malfunction.
The configuration options for this section vary depending on the CPU and DIMM model you
installed on the motherboard.
Scroll down to display other BIOS items.
Load Air-cooled Gamer’s OC Profile/ Load Water-cooled Gamer’s OC Profile
Load 160BCLK OC Profile/ Load 170BCLK OC Profile/
Load 180BCLK OC Profile/ Load 190BCLK OC Profile
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Select any of these preset overclocking profiles to load your preferred overclocking option.
The profiles appearing on the BIOS screen may vary depending on the CPU installed on
your motherboard.
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Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto]
Allows you to select the CPU overclocking options to achieve the desired CPU internal
frequency. Select any of these preset overclocking configuration options:
[Auto]
Loads the optimal settings for the system.
[X.M.P.]
If you install memory modules supporting the eXtreme Memory Profile
(X.M.P.) Technology, choose this item to set the profiles supported by your
memory modules for optimizing the system performance.
[Manual]
Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
The [X.M.P.] configuration option appears only when you install memory modules
supporting the eXtreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) Technology.
CPU Level Up [Disabled]
Allows you to select a CPU level, and the related parameters will be automatically adjusted
according to the selected CPU level.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] [4.800G] [4.600G] [4.400G]
The configuration option and its values may vary depending on the CPU installed on your
motherboard.
CPU Core Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU ratio and sync automatically, per core or all cores.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Sync All Cores] [Per Core]
When the CPU Core Ratio is set to [Sync All Cores], the following item appears.
1-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Allows you to set the 1-Core Ratio Limit.
[Auto]
Select to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting.
[Manual] Select to manually assign a value for the 1-Core Ratio limit. The
values of 2-core, 3-core, 4-core, 5-core, and 6-core ratio limits will be automatically set to be lower than or equal to the value of the 1-core Ratio limit.
When the CPU Core Ratio is set to [Per Core], the following item appears:
1-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
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Allows you to set the 1-Core Ratio Limit.
[Auto]
Select to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting.
[Manual] Select to manually assign a 1-Core Ratio Limit value that is higher
than or equal to the 2-Core Ratio Limit.
2-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Allows you to set the 2-Core Ratio Limit.
[Auto]
Select to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting.
[Manual] Select to manually assign a 2-Core Ratio Limit value that is higher
than or equal to the 3-Core Ratio Limit. 1-Core Limit must not be set to [Auto].
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3-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Allows you to set the 3-Core Ratio Limit.
[Auto]
Select to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting.
[Manual] Select to manually assign a 3-Core Ratio Limit value that is higher
han or equal to the 4-Core Ratio Limit. 1-Core/2-Core Ratio Limit must
not be set to [Auto].
4-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Allows you to set the 4 Core Ratio Limit
[Auto]
Select to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting
[Manual] Select to manually assign a 4-Core Ratio Limit value that is higher
than or equal to the 3-Core Ratio Limit. 1-Core/2-Core/3-Core Limit
must not be set to [Auto].
5-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Allows you to set the 5-Core Ratio Limit.
[Auto]
Select to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting.
[Manual] Select to manually assign a 5-Core Ratio Limit value that is higher
han or equal to the 4-Core Ratio Limit. 1-Core/2-Core/3-Core/4-Core
Ratio Limit must not be set to [Auto].
6-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Allows you to set the 6 Core Ratio Limit
[Auto]
Select to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting
[Manual] Select to manually assign a 6-Core Ratio Limit value that is higher
than or equal to the 5-Core Ratio Limit. 1-Core/2-Core/3-Core /
4-Core/5-Core Limit must not be set to [Auto].
Internal PLL Overvoltage [Auto]
Allows you to enable the internal PLL voltage for K-SKU CPUs to get the extreme
overclocking capability.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the memory operating frequency. The configuration options vary with the
BCLK/CPU Strap Frequency item settings.
Xtreme Tweaking [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Xtreme Tweaking that helps improve some benchmark
performance.
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Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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EPU Power Saving Mode [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the EPU power saving function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item only appears when you set EPU Power Saving Mode to [Enabled].
EPU Setting [Auto]
Allows you to select the EPU power saving function.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Light Power Saving] [Medium Power Saving]
[Max Power Saving]
DRAM Timing Control
The subitems in this menu allow you to set the DRAM timing control features. Use the <+>
and <-> keys to adjust the value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the keyboard
and press the <Enter> key.
Memory Presets
This item allows you to select and load a memory preset or timing profile from a
redefined list. The configurations of the memory presets are provided by the ROG OC
expert team. Users can load the profiles before performing overclocking or DRAM
tweaking.
Rampage Tweak [Auto]
This item allows you to choose the mode that is supported by Rampage Tweak when
you want to fine tune the DRAM of the system. Mode 1 helps you with the DRAM
performance, Mode 2 helps you in overclocking and system performance, and Mode 3
is suitable for Ivy Biridge-E.
[Auto] Automatically selects the mode.
[Mode 1] Memory compatibility.
[Mode 2]
Overclocking and performance.
[Mode 3]
Ivy Bridge-E compatability
Changing the values in this menu may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default settings.
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Primary Timings
DRAM CAS# Latency [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [31]
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [31]
DRAM RAS# PRE Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [15]
DRAM RAS# ACT Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [63]
DRAM Command Rate [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [3]
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Latency Boundary [Auto]
This item allows can help improve performance overcloking if enabled.
Configuration Options: [Auto] [Nearer] [Further] [Furthest]
Secondary Timings
DRAM RAS# to RAS# Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [7]
DRAM REF Cycle Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [511]
DRAM Refresh Interval [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [32767]
DRAM WRITE Recovery Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [31]
DRAM READ to PRE Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [15]
DRAM FOUR ACT WIN Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [63]
DRAM WRITE to READ Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [15]
DRAM CKE Minimum Pulse width [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [15]
DRAM Write Latency [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [15]
Third
Timings
tRRDR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tRRDD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tWWDR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tWWDD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tRWDR [Auto]
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Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
tRWDD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
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Third Timings
tWRDR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tWRDD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tRWSR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
tCCD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tCCDWR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
Latency Timings
DRAM RTL (CHA/CHB/CHC/CHD D0/D1 R0/R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Advance 2/4/6/8/10/12/14 Clock] [Normal]
[Delay 2/4/6/8/10/12/14 Clock]
DRAM IOL (CHA/CHB/CHC/CHD D0/D1 R0/R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Advance 1 - 14 Clock] [Normal] [Delay 1 - 14 Clock]
Misc
DRAM CLK Period [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [10]
DRAM Alignment [Optimized]
Configuration options: [Optimized] [Standard]
DRAM Training [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Ignore] [Enabled]
Enhanced Training (CHA/CHB/CHC/CHD) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Receiver Slew [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Normal] [More]
Transmitter Slew [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Normal] [More]
MCH Recheck [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
MRC Fast Warm Boot [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
DRAM Swizzling Bit 0 / Bit 1 [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
RAW MHz Aid [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
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DIGI+ Power Control
Some of the following items are adjusted by typing the desired values using the numeric
keypad and press the <Enter> key. You can also use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the
value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the keyboard and press the <Enter>
key.
CPU Vcore
CPU Load-Line Calibration [Auto]
CPU Load-line is defined by Intel VRM spec and affects CPU voltage. The CPU
working voltage will decrease proportionally to CPU loading. Higher load-line
calibration would get higher voltage and better overclocking performance, but increase
the CPU and VRM thermal. This item allows you to adjust the voltage range from the
following percentages to boost the system performance: 0% (Regular), 25% (Medium),
50% (High), 75% (Ultra High) and 100% (Extreme).
Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [Medium] [High] [Ultra High] [Extreme]
The actual performance boost may vary depending on your CPU specification.
CPU Current Capability [Auto]
This item provides wider total power range for overclocking. A higher value brings a
wider total power range and extends the overclocking frequency range simultaneously.
Configuration options: [Auto] [100%] [110%] [120%] [130%] [140%] [150%] [160%]
[170%] [180%] [Disabled]
CPU Voltage Frequency [Auto]
Switching frequency will affect the transient response and component thermal. Higher
frequency gets quicker transient response.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
VRM Over Temperature Protection [Auto]
This item allows you to enable or disable the VRM over temperature protection.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
CPU Power Duty Control [T.Probe]
[T.Probe] Maintains the VRM thermal balance.
[Extreme] Maintains the VRM current balance.
Vcore MOS volt. Control [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [6V] [6.5V] [7V] [7.5V] [8V] [8.5V] [9V] [9.5V] [10V]
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CPU Power Phase Control [Auto]
Phase number is the number of working VRM phase. Increasing phase number under
heavy system loading to get more transient and better thermal performance. Reducing
phase number under light system loading to increase VRM efficiency
[Standard]
[Optimized]
[Extreme]
[Manual Adjustment]
Proceeds phase control depending on the CPU loading.
Loads the ASUS optimized phase tuning profile.
Proceeds the full phase mode.
Allows manual adjustment.
CPU Spread Spectrum [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable CPU Spread Spectrum that enhances system stability.
Configuration Options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Current Inrush Inertia [Auto]
When enabled, helps reduce inrush current at the expense of slightly lower voltage
under load.
Configuration Options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU VCore Bootup Voltage [Auto]
This item controls the voltage for CPU at initial boot. Set to higher value for better
overclocking. The values range from 0.800V to 1.700V with a 0.005V interval.
CPU VSA
VCCSA Load-line calibration [Auto]
The behavior of the DRAM controller is decided by VCCSA Load-Line. Set to a higher
value for system performance, or to a lower value for better thermal solution.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [High] [Extreme]
VCCSA Current Capability [100%]
Allows you to set the VCCSA current capability. A higher value brings wider total DRAM
controller power range and extends the overclocking frequency range simultaneously.
Configuration options: [100%] [110%] [120%] [130%]
VCCSA Fixed Frequency [300]
The values range from 300kHz to 600kHz with a 50kHz interval.
CPU VSA Bootup Voltage [Auto]
This item controls the voltage for CPU VSA at initial boot. Set higher value for better
overclockability. The values range from 0.800V to 1.990V with a 0.005V interval.
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CPU VTT
CPU VTT Switching Freq [Auto]
This item allows you to switch the frequency of VTT power. Set 1.3x for cleaner power.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1x] [1.3x]
CPU VTT Over-Current Protection [Auto]
This item allows you to enable or disable the CPU VTT over-current protection. Set to
[Disabled] to remove over-current protection on VTT power.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
DRAM Voltage
DRAM-AB/DRAM-CD Current Capability [100%]
Setting a higher value brings a wider total power range and extends the overclocking
frequency range simultaneously.
Configuration options: [100%] [110%] [120%] [130%] [140%]
DRAM-AB/DRAM-CD Voltage Frequency [Auto]
This item allows you to adjust the DRAM switching frequency. Assign a fixed high
DRAM frequency to increase O.C range or a lower DRAM frequency for better system
stability. Configuration options: [Auto] [manual]
DRAM-AB/DRAM-CD Power Phase control [Standard]
PCH 1.1V
PCH 1.1v Switching Freq. [Auto]
This item allows you to switch the frequency of PCH power. Set 1.3x for cleaner power.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1x] [1.3x]
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[Standard] Allows you to set to the standard phase tuning profile.
[Optimized]Allows you to set ASUS optimized phase tuning profile.
[Extreme] Allows you to set the Full phase mode.
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CPU Performace Settings
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology.
[Auto]
Automatically selects the function.
[Disabled] Disables this function.
[Enabled] The operating system dynamically adjusts the processor voltage and
core frequency which may result in decreased average consumption and
decreased average heat production.
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
Turbo Mode Parameters
[Disabled] Disables this function.
[Enabled] Allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in specific
condition.
Power Limit Control [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Ratio item to [Auto] and the Turbo
Mode item to [Enabled]. Leave this item at [Auto] for best overclocking or set to
[Enabled] to customize settings. Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when you set the Turbo Mode items to [Enabled] and
Power Limit Control item to [Enabled].
Long Duration Power Limit [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Long Duration Maintained [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Short Duration Power Limit [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Additional Turbo Voltage [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
CPU Core Current Limit [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
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PCIe Lane Simulator
The PCIe Lane Simulator item allows you to simulate PCIe lane arrangement.
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GPU Post
The GPU Post sub-menu allows you to view the information of individual PCI Express
slots.
DIMM Post
The DIMM Post sub-menu allows you to view the information of installed DIMMs.
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Extreme OV [Disabled]
This item is set to [Disabled] by default to protect the CPU from being overheated. Set this
item to [Enabled] to choose a higher voltage to overclock, but doing so might decrease CPU
life. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
BCLK Skew [Auto]
Reduce the value to improve BCLK margin.
Configuration options: [Auto] [-5] – [+3]
CPU VCORE Voltage [Manual Mode]
[Manual Mode] Allows you to set a fixed CPU voltage.
[Offset Mode]
Allows you to set the Offset voltage.
This item appears only when you set the CPU VCORE Voltage item to [Manual Mode]
CPU VCORE Manual Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set a fixed CPU voltage. The values range from 0.800V to
2.100V with a 0.005V interval.
This item appears only when you set the CPU VCORE Voltage item to [Offset Mode].
Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+] To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–] To offset the voltage by a negative value.
CPU VCORE Offset Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the Offset voltage. The values range from 0.005V to 0.635V
with a 0.005V interval.
VTT CPU Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the VTT CPU voltage. The values range from 0.8000V to 1.7000V with a
0.00625V interval.
Refer to the CPU documentation before setting the CPU voltage. Setting a high voltage
may damage the CPU permanently, and setting a low voltage may make the system
unstable.
2nd VTTCPU Voltage [Auto]
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Allows you to set the second VTTCPU voltage. The values range from 0.80642V to 1.70538V
with an increment of 0.00661V.
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CPU VCCSA Voltage [Manual Mode]
•[Manual Mode] Allows you to set a fixed CPU voltage.
•[Offset Mode] Allows you to set the Offset voltage.
This item appears only when you set the CPU VCCSA Voltage item to [Manual Mode]
CPU VCCSA Manual Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set a fixed CPU voltage. The values range from 0.800V to
1.700V with a 0.005V interval.
This item appears only when you set the CPU VCCSA Voltage item to [Offset Mode].
Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+] To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–] To offset the voltage by a negative value.
CPU VCCSA Offset Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the Offset voltage. The values range from 0.005V to 0.635V
with a 0.005V interval.
DRAM Voltage (CHA, CHB) [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM voltage for DRAM channel A and B. The values range from
1.20V to 2.30V with a 0.005V interval.
DRAM Voltage (CHC, CHD) [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM voltage for DRAM channel C and D. The values range from
1.20V to 2.30V with a 0.005V interval.
According to Intel CPU spec, DIMMs with voltage requirement over 1.65V may damage the
CPU permanently. We recommend that you install the DIMMs with the voltage requirement
below 1.65V.
CPU PLL Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU PLL voltage. The values range from 1.2500V to 2.5000V with a
0.00625V interval.
PCH 1.1v Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the 1.1v Platform Controller Hub voltage. The values range from 0.8000V to
1.6000V with a 0.00625V interval.
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Initial PLL Termination Voltage [Auto]
PLL Termination Voltage set before Memory Sizing.
Eventual PLL Termination Voltage [Auto]
PLL Termination Voltage set before entering OS.
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VTTDDR Voltage (CHA, CHB) [Auto]
Allows you to set the VTTDDR voltage for DRAM channel A and B. The values range from
0.6250V to 1.1000V with a 0.00625V interval.
VTTDDR Voltage (CHC, CHD) [Auto]
Allows you to set the VTTDDR voltage for DRAM channel C and D. The values range from
0.6250V to 1.1000V with a 0.00625V interval.
CPU PLL Termination [Auto]
[Auto]
Automatically selects the mode.
[Enabled]
Helps overclocking.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto]
[Auto]
Automatically selects the mode.
[Enabled]
Sets to [Enabled] for EMI control.
[Disabled]
Enhances the BCLK overclocking ability.
PCIE Spread Spectrum [Auto]
[Auto]
Automatically selects the mode.
[Enabled]
Sets to [Enabled] for EMI control.
[Disabled]
Enhances the PCIE overclocking ability.
BCLK REcovery [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable BCLK Recovery.
CPU Tweakers’ Paradise
The subitems in this menu allow you to set the CPU ratio and features.
PCIE CLK Skew [Auto]
Linearly related to BCLK Skew. Default is 0 and can reduce when CPU is colder.
Configuration options: [Auto] [-1 to -63] - [+1 to +63]
PCIE I/O Skew [Auto]
CPU I/O Drive Strenght [Auto]
Linearly related to CPU I/O Drive Strength Skew. Default is 0 and can increase when
CPU is colder.
Configuration options: [Auto] [-1 to -63] - [+1 to +63]
Linearly related to CPU I/O Skew. Default is 0 and can increase when CPU is colder.
Configuration options: [Auto] [-1 t0 -63] - [+1 to +63]
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Memory Tweakers’ Paradise
IMC AB Signal 1 / Signal 2 / Signal 3 [Auto]
Configuration options: [-126] – [-1] [Auto] [+1] – [+32]
IMC CD Signal 1 / Signal 2 / Signal 3 [Auto]
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on (CHA) / (CHB) / (CHC) / (CHD) [Auto]
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on (CHA) / (CHB) / (CHC) / (CHD) [Auto]
DRAM Read REF Voltage (CHA) / (CHB)/ (CHC) / (CHD) [Auto]
Configuration options: [-126] – [-1] [Auto] [+1] – [+32]
The values range from 0.38500x to 0.61500x with a 0.0050x interval.
The values range from 0.38500x to 0.61500x with a 0.0050x interval.
The values range from 0.38500x to 0.61500x with a 0.0050x interval.
PCH Chipset Tweakers’ Paradise
PCH 1.5v Voltage [Auto]
The values range from 1.2000V to 2.3000V with a 0.00625V interval.
PCH 1.1VG Voltage [Auto]
PCH DMI Strength [Auto]
PCH DMI Skew [Auto]
The values range from 0.80642V to 1.60623V with a 0.00661V interval.
Configuration options: [-96] – [-1] [Auto] [+1] – [+96]
Configuration options: [-96] – [-1] [Auto] [+1] – [+96]
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3.5
Main menu
The Main menu screen appears when you enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS Setup
program. The Main menu provides you an overview of the basic system information, and
allows you to set the system date, time, language, and security settings.
Security
•
If you have forgotten your BIOS password, erase the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC)
RAM to clear the BIOS password. See the section about Rear I/O Connection on
Chapter 3 for information on how to erase the RTC RAM via the Clear CMOS button.
•
The Administrator or User Password items on top of the screen show the default [Not
Installed]. After you set a password, these items show [Installed].
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Administrator Password
If you have set an administrator password, we recommend that you enter the administrator
password for accessing the system. Otherwise, you might be able to see or change only
selected fields in the BIOS setup program.
To set an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps as in changing an administrator
password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear
the password, the Administrator Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
User Password
If you have set a user password, you must enter the user password for accessing the system.
The User Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a
password, this item shows Installed.
To set a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change a user password:
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1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the user password, follow the same steps as in changing a user password, but press
<Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear the password, the
User Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
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Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system
devices.
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Be cautious when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values
can cause the system to malfunction.
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3.6.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically
detects.
The items in this menu may vary based on the CPU installed.
Intel Adaptive Thermal Monitor [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the overheated CPU to throttle its clock speed to cool down.
Disables the CPU thermal monitor function.
Hyper-threading [Enabled]
Allows a hyper-threading processor to appear as two logical processors, allowing the
operating system to schedule two threads or processes simultaneously.
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Two threads per activated core.
One thread per activated core.
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Active Processor Cores [All]
Allows you to choose the number of CPU cores to activate in each processor package.
Configuration options: [All] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
Limit CPUID Maximum [Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
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Allows legacy operating systems to boot even without support for CPUs
with extended CPUID functions.
Disables this function.
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Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the No-Execution Page Protection Technology.
Forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero (0).
Intel Virtualization Technology [Disabled]
®
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows a hardware platform to run multiple operating systems separately
and simultaneously, enabling one system to virtually function as several
systems.
Disables this function.
CPU Power Management Configuration
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology [Auto]
This item allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
that helps decrease average power consumption and decrease average heat
production.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
CPU C states [Auto]
This item allows you to enable or disable the Turbo Mode that helps processors to
run faster the the base operating frequency if it is operating below power, current, and
temperature specification limit.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the CPU C states.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU C1E [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU C3 Report [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU C6 Report [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Package C State limit [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [C0] [C2] [C6] [C7] [No Limit]
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The following items only appears when you set the CPU C states to [Enabled].
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System Agent Configuration
PCIE_X16_1 / PCIE_X16/8_3 and PCIE_X8_4 / PCIE_X8_2 Link Speed [GEN3]
Allows you to select the target link speed.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1] [Gen2] [Gen3]
3.6.3
PCH Configuration
High Precision Timer [Enabled]
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Allows you to enable or disable the High Precision Event Timer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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3.6.4
SATA Configuration
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. The
SATA Port items show Not Present if no SATA device is installed on the corresponding SATA
port.
Scroll down to display the other BIOS items.
SATA Mode [AHCI Mode]
Allows you to set the SATA configuration.
[Disabled]
Disables the SATA function.
[AHCI Mode]
Set to [AHCI Mode] when you want the SATA hard disk drives to use the AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface). The AHCI allows the onboard storage driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that increases
storage performance on random workloads by allowing the drive to
internally optimize the order of commands.
[RAID Mode]
Set to [IDE Mode] when you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as Parallel ATA physical storage devices.
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[IDE Mode]
Set to [RAID Mode] when you want to create a RAID configuration from the SATA hard disk drives.
To rename the Intel SATA port, click on the item then key-in your desired name.
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The following two items appear only when you set the SATA Mode item to [IDE Mode].
Serial-ATA Controller 0 [Enabled]
Allows you to enabled/disabled the Serial-ATA Controller 0.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Compatible]
Serial-ATA Controller 1 [Enabled]
Allows you to enabled/disabled the Serial-ATA Controller 1.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check [Enabled]
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitor system. When
read/write of your hard disk errors occur, this feature allows the hard disk to report warning
messages during the POST. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Hot Plug [Disabled]
These items allows you to enable/disable SATA Hot Plug Support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
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3.6.5
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the USB-related features.
The USB Devices item shows the auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the
item shows None.
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
Enables the support for USB devices on legacy operating systems (OS).
The USB devices can be used only for the BIOS setup program. It cannot
be recognized in boot devices list.
Allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. If
detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is
detected, the legacy USB support is disabled.
Legacy USB3.0 Support [Enabled]
•[Disabled]
Disables the function.
•[Enabled]
Enables the support for USB 3.0 devices on legacy operating systems
(OS).
•EHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off
feature.
Disables the EHCI Hand-off support.
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[Enabled]
USB Per Port Control
Allows you to enable or disable the individual USB port.
Refer to the Motherboard layout on Chapter 1 for the location of the USB ports.
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3.6.6
Onboard Devices Configuration
Scroll down to view the other BIOS items.
Azalia HD Audio [Enabled]
•[Disabled]
•[Enabled]
Disables the controller.
Enables the High Definition Audio Controller.
The following two items appear only when you set the Azalia HD Audio item to [Enabled].
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Front Panel Type [HD]
Allows you to set the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC97 or highdefinition audio depending on the audio standard that the front panel audio module
supports.
[HD]
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to high definition audio.
[AC97]
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC97
SPDIF Out Type [SPDIF]
[SPDIF]
[HDMI]
Sets to [SPDIF] for SPDIF audio output.
Sets to [HDMI] for HDMI audio output.
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Bluetooth Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Bluetooth controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Wi-Fi Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Wi-Fi controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Intel LAN Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the GbE controller.
[Disabled]
Disables the controller.
Intel PXE OPROM [Disabled]
This item appears only when you set the Intel LAN Controller to [Enabled]. It allows you
to enable or disable the PXE OptionRom of the Intel LAN’s controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Asmedia USB 3.0 Controller (USB3_E12 USB3_E34) / (USB3_E78) /
(USB3_E56) [Enabled]
Allows you to select the ASMedia USB 3.0 controller operating mode.
[Disabled]
Disables the controller.
[Enabled]
Enables the controller.
Hot-plug [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the hot-plug support.
Enables the hot-plug support.
Asmedia USB 3.0 Battery Charging Support [Disabled]
This item allows user to enable/disable the USB charging support of the Asmedia USB 3.0
controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ASM1061 Storage Controller (SATA6G_E12) / (SATA6G_E34) / (ES6_12)
[Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASM1061 storage controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [IDE Mode] [AHCI Mode]
Hot-plug [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
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If you want to use the full function of the ASM1061 storage controller like theAHCI, we
recommend that you set this item to [AHCI Mode] and install the ASM1061 Controller
Driver from the motherboard support DVD.
Disables the hot-plug support.
Enables the hot-plug support.
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3.6.7
APM
Restore AC Power Loss [Power Off]
[Power On]
The system goes into ON state after an AC power loss.
[Last State]
The system goes into either OFF or ON state, whatever the system state
was before the AC power loss.
[Power Off]
The system goes into OFF state after an AC power loss.
Power On By PCIE [Disabled]
[Disabled] Disables the PCIE/PCI devices to generate a wake-on-LAN feature of the
[Enabled] Enables the PCIE/PCI devices to generate a wake-on-LAN feature of the
PCIE LAN devices.
Intel®/Realtek LAN device or other installed PCIE LAN devices.
Power On By RTC [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables RTC to generate a wake event.
When set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date (Days) and Hour/
Minute/Second will become user-configurable with set values.
ErP Ready [Disabled]
Allows you to switch off some power at S4+S5 or S5 to get the system ready for ErP
requirement. When set to [Enabled], all other PME options will be switched off.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled (S4+S5) ] [Enabled (S5)]
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3.6.8
Network Stack
Network Stack [Disabled]
This item allows you to disable or enable the UEFI network stack.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when you set the Network Stack to [Enabled].
Ipv4 / Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Ipv4/Ipv6 PXE boot option.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PXE boot wait time [0]
This item allows you to specify the wait time to press ESC key to abort the PXE boot.
3.6.9
ROG Effects
Chapter 3
ROG Pulse [Enabled]
This item allows the animation of the ROG Logo on the upper left corner of the BIOS UEFI
screen when set to [Enabled].
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SupremeFX Lighting LED [Enabled]
Allows you to enable ot disable the LED for SupremeFX application.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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3.7
Monitor menu
The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change
the fan settings.
Anti Surge Support [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the Anti Surge function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Voltage Monitor
CPU Voltage; 3.3V Voltage; 5V Voltage; 12V Voltage ; VTT CPU Voltage;
CPU VCCSA Voltage; CPU PLL Voltage; DRAM AB Voltage; DRAM CD Voltage;
PCH 1.1 Voltage; PCH 1.5 Voltage; 2nd VTTCPU Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the
onboard voltage regulators. Press <Enter> and select [Ignore] if you do not wish to
display the detected temperatures.
Temperature Monitor
CPU Temperature; MB Temperature; PCH Temperature; PCH Overheat Protection*; OPT1/OPT2/OPT3 Temperature; OPT TEMP1/TEMP2/TEMP3
[xxxoC/xxxoF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU, and
motherboard. Press <Enter> and select [Ignore] if you do not wish to display the
detected temperatures.
The PCH Overheat Protection on PCH/OPT1/OPT2/OPT3 shuts down the system when
temperature reaches user-specified values.
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CPU FAN Speed; CPU OPT Speed; Chassis FAN 1/FAN 2/FAN 3 Speed;
Opt FAN 1/FAN 2/FAN 3 Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU fan,
chassis fan, and optional fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If any of the fans
is not connected to the motherboard, the field shows [N/A]. These items are not
user‑configurable. Press <Enter> and select [Ignore] if you do not wish to display the
detected temperatures.
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Fan Speed Control
CPU Q-Fan Control [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU Q-Fan opertating mode.
[Disabled]
Disables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
[Advance Mode]
Detect the type of CPU fan installed and automatically switches the mode control. When a 3-pin CPU fan is installed, select this mode for the DC mode Q-Fan control.
[Auto]
Enables the CPU Q-Fan control feature in PWM mode for 4-pin CPU fan.
CPU Fan Speed Low Limit [600 RPM]
Allows you to disable or set the CPU fan warning speed.
Configuration options: [Ignore] [200 RPM] [300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM] [600 RPM]
CPU Fan Profile [Standard]
Allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the CPU fan.
[Standard]
Set to make the CPU fan adjust automatically depending on the CPU
temperature.
[Silent]
Set to minimize the fan speed for quiet CPU fan operation.
[Manual]
Set to assign the detailed fan speed control parameters.
[Turbo]
Set to achieve maximum CPU fan speed.
CPU Upper Temperature [70]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the upper limit of the CPU temperature. The
values range from 20ºC to 75ºC.
CPU Fan Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the maximum CPU fan duty cycle. The values
range from 40% to 100%. When the CPU temperature reaches the upper limit, the
CPU fan will operate at the maximum duty cycle.
CPU Lower Temperature [20]
Displays the lower limit of the CPU temperature.
CPU Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [40]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the minimum CPU fan duty cycle. The values
range from 40% to 100%. When the CPU temperature is under its CPU lower
temperature setting, the CPU fan will operate at the minimum duty cycle.
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The following items appear only when you set the CPU Fan Profile to [Manual].
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Chassis Q-Fan Control 1-3 [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Disables the Chassis Q-Fan control feature.
[Enabled]
Enables the Chassis Q-Fan control feature.
Chassis Fan Speed Low Limit 1-3 [600 RPM]
This item appears only when you enable the Chassis Q-Fan Control feature and allows you
to disable or set the chassis fan warning speed.
Configuration options: [Ignore] [200 RPM] [300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM] [600 RPM]
Chassis Fan Profile [Standard]
This item appears only when you enable the Chassis Q-Fan Control feature and
allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the chassis fan.
[Standard]
Sets to [Standard] to make the chassis fan automatically adjust
depending on the chassis temperature.
[Silent]
[Turbo]
[Manual]
Sets to [Silent] to minimize the fan speed for quiet chassis fan
operation.
Sets to [Turbo] to achieve maximum chassis fan speed.
Sets to [Manual] to assign detailed fan speed control parameters.
The following four items appear only when you set Chassis Fan Profile to [Manual].
Chassis Upper Temperature [70]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the upper limit of the chassis temperature.
The values range from 40ºC to 75ºC.
Chassis Fan Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the maximum chassis fan duty cycle. The
values range from 60% to 100%. When the chassis temperature reaches the
upper limit, the chassis fan will operate at the maximum duty cycle.
Chassis Lower Temperature [40]
Displays the lower limit of the chassis temperature.
Chassis Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [60]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the minimum chassis fan duty cycle. The
values range from 60% to 100%. When the chassis temperature is under 40ºC,
the chassis fan will operate at the minimum duty cycle.
OPTFAN 1/ OPTFAN 2/ OPTFAN 3 Control [Disabled]
Chapter 3
Allows you to disable or set the optional fans’ warning speeds.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Duty Mode] [Profile Mode] [User Mode]
The following items appear only when you set OPTFAN 1/ OPTFAN 2 / OPTFAN 3 to
[Duty Model].
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OPTFAN 1/ OPTFAN 2/ OPTFAN 3 Duty
Allows you to set the optional fans’ speed duty percentagea.
Configuration options: [50%] [60%] [70%] [80%] [90%]
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Profile Mode
Allows you to set the optional fans’ profiles.
Configuration options: [Performance] [Optional] [Silent]
The following four items appear only when you set OPTFAN 1/ OPTFAN 2/ OPTFAN 3 to
[Profile Model].
OPT Fan 1/2/3 Profile
Allows you to set the optional fans’ profiles.
Configuration options: [Performance] [Optional] [Silent]
User Mode
Allows you to set the optional fan’s speed temperature.
OPT1-3 Low Speed Temp [25%]
OPT1-3 Full Speed Temp [60%]
Allows you to set the optional fans’ low speed temperature.
Configuration options: [25%] [30%] [35%] [40%]
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Allows you to set the optional fans’ full speed temperature.
Configuration options: [60%] [70%] [80%] [90%]
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3.8
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.
Scroll down to display the other BIOS items.
Fast Boot [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Allows your system to go back to its normal boot speed.
Allows your system to accelerate the boot speed.
The following items appear only when you set the Fast Boot to [Enabled].
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SATA Support [All Devices]
[All Devices]
All devices connected to SATA ports will be available duting
POST.
[Hard Drive Only]
Only hard drives connected to SATA ports will be detected
during POST.
[Boot Drive Only]
Only boot drive connected to SATA ports will be detected during
POST.
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USB Support [Partial In...]
[Disabled]
All USB devices will not be available until OS boot up for a
fastest POST time.
[Full Initialization]
All USB devices will be available during POST. This process will
extend the POST time.
[Partial
Initialization]
For a faster POST time, only USB ports with keyboard and
mouse connections will be detected.
P/2 Keyboard and Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to disable or have full system control of the PS/2 devices’ availability during
POST.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Full Initialization] [Auto]
Network Stack Driver Support [Disabled]
Next Boot after AC Power Loss [Normal Boot]
Tis item allows you to enable or disable the Network Stack Driver Support function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
[Normal Boot]
Returns to normal boot on the next boot after an AC power loss.
[Fast Boot]
Accelerates the boot speed on the next boot after an AC power
loss.
DirectKey Enable [Go to BIOS...]
[Disabled]
[Go to BIOS Setup] Disables the DirectKey button. The system will only power on or off when you press the DirectKey button.
Allows the system to power on and go to the BIOS Setup directly when you press the DirectKey button.
Boot Logo Display [Auto]
[Auto]
Auto adjusts the Boot Logo size for Windows requirements.
[Disabled]
Hides the boot logo during POST.
[Full Screen]
Maximizes the Boot Logo size.
The following items appears only when you set the Boot Logo Display item to [Auto] or
[Full Screen].
POST Delay Time [3 sec]
This item allows you to select a desired additional POST waiting time to easily enter
the BIOS Setup. You can only execute the POST delay time during normal boot. The
values range from 0 to 10 seconds. This feature will only work when set under normal
boot.
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The following items appears only when you set the Boot Logo Display item to [Disabled].
POST Report [5 sec]
This item allows you to select a desired POST report waiting time.
Configuration options: [1 sec] - [2 sec] [Until Press ESC]
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Bootup NumLock State [On]
[On]
[Off]
Set the power-on state of the NumLock to [On].
Set the power-on state of the NumLock to [Off].
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the function.
The system waits for the <F1> key to be pressed when error occurs.
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]
[Force BIOS]
[Keep Current]
The third-party ROM messages will be forced to display during the boot
sequence.
The third-party ROM messages will be displayed only if the third-party
manufacturer had set the add-on device to do so.
Setup Mode [Advanced Mode]
[Advanced Mode]
[EZ Mode]
Sets Advanced Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup program.
Sets EZ Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup program.
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CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
Allows you to configure the CSM (Compatibility Support Module) items to fully support the
various VGA, bootable devices and add-on devices for better compatibility.
Launch CSM [Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
The system automatically detects the bootable devices and the addon devices.
For better compatibility, enable the CSM to fully support the non-UEFI
driver add-on devices or the Windows® UEFI mode.
Disable the CSM to fully support the non-UEFI driver add-on devices
or the Windows® UEFI mode.
The following items appear when you set the Launch CSM to [Enabled].
Boot Device Control [UEFI and L...]
Allows you to select the type of devices that you want to boot.
Configuration options: [UEFI and Legacy OPROM] [Legacy OPROM only]
[UEFI only]
Boot from Network Devices [Legacy OPR...]
Allows you to select the type of network devices that you want to launch.
Configuration options: [Legacy OPROM first] [UEFI driver first] [Ignore]
Boot from Storage Devices [Legacy OPR...]
Allows you to select the type of storage devices that you want to launch.
Configuration options: [Both, Legacy OPROM first] [Both, UEFI first]
[Legacy OPROM first] [UEFI driver first] [Ignore]
Boot from PCIe Expansion Devices [Legacy OPR...]
Allows you to select the type of PCIe/PCI expansion devices that you want to
launch.
Configuration options: [Legacy OPROM first] [UEFI driver first]
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Secure Boot
Allows you to configure the Windows® Secure Boot settings and manage its keys to protect
the system from unauthorized access and malwares during POST.
OS Type [Windows UEFI mode]
[Windows UEFI
Mode]
Allows you to select your installed operating system. Execute
the Microsoft® Secure Boot check. Only select this option when
booting on Windows® UEFI mode or other Microsoft® Secure
Boot compliant OS.
[Other OS]
Get the optimized function when booting on Windows® nonUEFI mode, Windows® Vista/ Windows® XP, or other Microsoft®
Secure Boot non compliant OS. Microsoft® Secure Boot only
supports Windows® UEFI mode.
Key Management
This item appears only when you set Secure Boot Mode to [Windows UEFI mode]. It
allows you to manage the Secure Boot keys.
Clear Secure Boot keys
Allows you to all the Secure Boot keys, Platform key (PK), Key-exchange Key
(KEK), Signature database (db), and Revoked Signatures (dbx) previously
applied. All the Secure Boot keys’ state will change from Loaded mode to
Unloaded mode. The settings are applied after the reboot or at the next reboot.
Save Secure Boot Keys
Allows you to save the PK (Platform Keys) to a USB storage device.
Boot Option Priorities
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The
number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices
installed in the system.
•
•
To access Windows® OS in Safe Mode, do any of the following:
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Press <F5> when ASUS Logo appears.
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Press <F8> after POST.
To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo
appears.
Boot Override
Chapter 3
These items displays the available devices. The number of device items that appears on
the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Click an item to start
booting from the selected device.
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3.9
Tools menu
3.9.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the submenu.
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Enter>, a confirmation message
appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No], then press <Enter> to
confirm your choice.
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For more information, see section 3.11.1 ASUS EZ Flash 2.
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3.9.2
ROG SSD Secure Erase
SSD speeds may lower over time as with any storage medium due to data processing.
Secure Erase completely and safely cleans your SSD, restoring it to factory performance
levels.
Secure Erase is only available in AHCI mode. Ensure to set the SATA mode to AHCI. Click
Advanced > SATA Configuration > AHCI.
To launch ROG SSD Secure Erase, click Tool > ROG SSD Secure Erase on the Advanced
mode menu.
Check the ASUS support site for a full list of SSDs tested with Secure Erase. The drive may
become unstable if you run Secure Erase on an incompatible SSD.
•
The time to erase the contents of your SSD may take a while depending on its size. Do not turn off the system during the process.
•
Secure Erase is only supported on Intel SATA port. For more information about Intel
SATA ports, refer to section 1.2.9 of this manual.
Displays the
available
SSDs
Click to start
the SSD Secure
Erase
Status definition:
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Frozen
The frozen state is the result of a BIOS protective measure. The BIOS guards drives that do not have password protection by freezing them prior to booting. If the drive is frozen, a power off or hard reset of your PC must be performed to proceed with the Secure Erase.
Locked
SSDs might be locked if the Secure Erase process is either incomplete or was stopped. This may be due to a third party software that uses a different password
defined by ASUS. You have to unlock the SSD in the software before proceeding with Secure Erase.
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3.9.3
ASUS SPD Information
Allows you to view the DRAM SPD information.
DIMM Slot Number
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Allows you to view the information about the installed DIMMS when selected.
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3.9.4
ASUS Overclocking Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
The O.C. Profile Configuration items show Not Installed if no profile is created.
Profile Name
Allows you to input the label of the setup profiles.
Save to Profile
Allows you to save the current BIOS settings to the BIOS Flash, and create a profile. Key in a
profile number from one to eight, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
Load from Profile
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Key in the profile
number that saved your BIOS settings, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent the
system boot failure!
•
We recommend that you update the BIOS file only coming from the same memory/
CPU configuration and BIOS version. Profile Name
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Load/Save Profile from/to USB Drive
Allows you to load or save a profile from a USB.
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3.9.5
BIOS Flashback
Allows you select copy and boot from either BIOS1 or BIOS2.
Force BIOS1/BIOS2 Boot
Select [Yes] to force the boot using BIOS2.
COPY BIOS1/BIOS2 to BIOS2/BIOS1
Select [Yes] to copy the content of BIOS1 to BIOS2.
3.9.6
ROG OC Panel H-Key Configure
Chapter 3
The ROG OC Panel H-Key Configure allows you to input and save values on the CPU core
voltage, CPU input voltage, BCLK Frequency, and CPU ratio in the UEFI BIOS. The saved
values can be synchronized to a compatible OC Panel device and these values can be
applied to the motherboard using the OC Panel without going to the BIOS menu.
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BCLK Frequency [Auto]
This item allows you to input values to the Base Clock (BCLK) Frequency that ranges from
80 MHz to 300 MHz.
CPU Ratio [Auto]
This item allows you to the adjust the CPU ratio. The CPU ratio may vary according to the
model of the processor.
CPU Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the amount of Voltage fed to the processor cores and
cache. You can use <+> or <-> key to raise or reduce the voltage by an increment of 0.005V.
The minimum voltage is 0.800V and the maximum voltage is 2.260V.
Load Default
This item allows you reset the values of the BCLK Frequency, CPU Ratio, and CPU Voltage
to [Auto].
Save Above Settings
This item allows you to save the new values of the BCLK Frequency, CPU Ratio, and CPU
Voltage.
Load from profile
This item allows you to load the previous values of the BCLK Frequency, CPU Ratio, and
CPU Voltage.
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3.10
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal default values for the BIOS items, and
save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. You can access the EZ Mode from the Exit
menu.
Load Optimized Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup
menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation window appears.
Select Yes to load the default values.
Save Changes & Reset
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit menu to
ensure the values you selected are saved. When you select this option or if you press <F10>,
a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to save changes and exit.
Discard Changes & Exit
This option allows you to exit the Setup program without saving your changes. When you
select this option or if you press <Esc>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to
discard changes and exit.
ASUS EZ Mode
This option allows you to enter the EZ Mode screen.
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Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
This option allows you to attempt to launch the EFI Shell application (shellx64.efi) from one of
the available filesystem devices.
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3.11
Updating BIOS
The ASUS website publishes the latest BIOS versions to provide enhancements on system
stability, compatibility, or performance. However, BIOS updating is potentially risky. If there
is no problem using the current version of BIOS, DO NOT manually update the BIOS.
Inappropriate BIOS updating may result in the system’s failure to boot. Carefully follow the
instructions of this chapter to update your BIOS if necessary.
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard.
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard BIOS setup program.
1.
EZ Update: Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.
2.
ASUS EZ Flash 2: Updates the BIOS using a USB flash drive.
3.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3: Restores the BIOS using the motherboard support DVD or a
USB flash drive when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.
4.
ASUS BIOS Updater: Updates and back ups the BIOS in DOS environment using the
motherboard support DVD and a USB flash disk drive.
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3.11.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 allows you to update the BIOS without having to use a bootable floppy disk
or an OS‑based utility.
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS from the ASUS website
at www.asus.com.
1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port.
2.
Enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select
ASUS EZ Flash Utility and press <Enter> to enable it.
3.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive field.
4.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS,
and then press <Enter>.
5.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.
6.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file, and then press <Enter> to perform
the BIOS update process. Reboot the system when the update process is done.
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This function can support devices such as a USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and
single partition only.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system
boot failure!
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select
the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit menu. See section 3.9 Exit Menu for
details.
3.11.2
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the
BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can restore a
corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD or a USB flash drive that contains
the BIOS file.
The BIOS file in the motherboard support DVD may be older than the BIOS file published
on the ASUS official website. If you want to use the newer BIOS file, download the file at
support.asus.com and save it to a USB flash drive.
Recovering the BIOS
To recover the BIOS:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the motherboard support DVD to the optical drive, or the USB flash drive
containing the BIOS file to the USB port.
3.
The utility automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file. When found, the utility
reads the BIOS file and enters ASUS EZ Flash 2 automatically.
4.
The system requires you to enter BIOS Setup to recover the BIOS setting. To ensure
system compatibility and stability, we recommend that you press <F5> to load default
BIOS values.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause
system boot failure!
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3.11.3
ASUS BIOS Updater
The ASUS BIOS Updater allows you to update the BIOS in DOS environment. This utility also
allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as a backup when the BIOS fails or
gets corrupted during the updating process.
The succeeding utility screens are for reference only. The actual utility screen displays may
not be same as shown.
Before updating BIOS
1.
Prepare the motherboard support DVD and a USB flash drive in FAT32/16 format and
single partition.
2.
Download the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater from the ASUS website at
http://support.asus.com and save them on the USB flash drive.
3.
•
NTFS is not supported under DOS environment. Do not save the BIOS file and BIOS
Updater to a hard disk drive or USB flash drive in NTFS format.
•
Do not save the BIOS file to a floppy disk due to low disk capacity.
Turn off the computer and disconnect all SATA hard disk drives (optional).
Booting the system in DOS environment
1.
Insert the USB flash drive with the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater to the USB port.
2.
Boot your computer. When the ASUS Logo appears, press <F8> to show the BIOS
Boot Device Select Menu. Insert the support DVD into the optical drive and select the
optical drive as the boot device.
Please select boot device:
SATA: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
USB XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
UEFI: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Enter Setup
↑ and ↓ to move selection
ENTER to select boot device
ESC to boot using defaults
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3. When the Make Disk menu appears, select the FreeDOS command prompt item by
pressing the item number.
4.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type d: and press <Enter> to switch the disk from Drive C
(optical drive) to Drive D (USB flash drive).
Welcome to FreeDOS (http://www.freedos.org)!
C:\>d:
D:\>
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using BIOS Updater:
1.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /pc /g and press <Enter>.
D:\>bupdater /pc /g
2.
The BIOS Updater screen appears as below.
ASUSTek BIOS Updater for DOS V1.30 [2012/05/22]
FLASH TYPE: MX1C 25L1065A
Current ROM
Update ROM
BOARD: RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION
BOARD: UNKNOWN
VER: 0204
VER: UNKNOWN
DATE: 01/01/2012
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Press <Tab> to switch between screen fields and use the <Up/Down/Home/End> keys
to select the BIOS file and press <Enter>. BIOS Updater checks the selected BIOS file
and prompts you to confirm BIOS update.
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Are you sure to update BIOS?
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No
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4.
Select Yes and press <Enter>. When BIOS update is done, press <ESC> to exit BIOS
Updater.
5.
Restart your computer.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot
failure!
For BIOS Updater version 1.04 or later, the utility automatically exits to the DOS
prompt after updating BIOS.
•
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability.
Select the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit BIOS menu. See Chaper 3
BIOS setup of your motherboard user manual for details.
•
Ensure to connect all SATA hard disk drives after updating the BIOS file if you have
disconnected them.
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Software support
4.1
Installing an operating system
4.2
4
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This motherboard supports Windows® 8/ Windows® 8.1 32/64-bit and Windows® 7
32/64-bit operating systems (OS).
•
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup procedures presented
in this chapter for reference only. Refer to your OS documentation for detailed
information.
Support DVD information
The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the
ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.
4.2.1
Running the support DVD
Ensure that you have an Administrator account before running the support DVD in
1.
Place the Support DVD into the optical drive.
2. In the AutoPlay dialog box, click Run ASSETUP.exe.
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To run the support DVD:
If the AutoPlay dialog box does not appear, browse the contents of the support DVD and
double-click or tap \\bin\ASSETUP.EXE to launch the ASUS motherboard support
DVD main menu.
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Support DVD main menu
The Drivers menu shows the available
device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary
drivers to use the devices.
The Utilities
menu shows
the applications
and other
software that
the motherboard
supports.
The Manual menu contains the list
of supplementary user manuals.
Click an item to open the folder of
the user manual.
The Video menu
contains ROG
related videos.
Click the
Contact tab
to display the
ASUS contact
information.
Click an icon
to display DVD/
motherboard
information
Click an item
to install
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4.2.2
Obtaining the software manuals
The software manuals are included in the support DVD. Follow the instructions below to get
the necessary software manuals.
The software manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install the Adobe®
Acrobat® Reader from the Utilities tab before opening the files.
1.
Click Manual tab > ASUS
Motherboard Utility Guide.
2.
From the Manual folder, open the
folder of the software manual that
you wish to read.
3.
Some software manuals are
provided in different languages.
Open the language’s folder to view
the software manual.
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To read about your motherboard’s utility guide:
The screenshots in this section are for reference only. The actual software manuals
containing in the support DVD vary by models.
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4.3
Software information
4.4
AI Suite 3
Most of the applications in the support DVD have wizards that will conveniently guide you
through the installation. View the online help or readme file that came with the software
application for more information.
AI Suite 3 is an all-in-one interface that integrates several ASUS utilities and allows you to
launch and operate these utilities simultaneously.
Installing AI Suite 3
•
Ensure that you have an Administrator account before installing AI Suite 3 in
Windows® 7 or Windows® 8 / 8.1 OS.
•
To install the Wi-Fi-enabled features of AI Suite 3, ensure that you install the Wi-Fi
module and its latest driver from the bundled support DVD. To do this, go to Drivers
tab > ASUS Bluetooth 4.0 Wi-Fi Driver and follow the succeeding onscreen
instructions.
To install AI Suite 3 on your computer:
Windows® 7 OS
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1.
Place the Support DVD into the optical drive.
2. In the AutoPlay dialog box, click Run ASSETUP.exe then select the Utilities tab.
3. From the Utilities tab, click AI Suite 3 then follow the succeeding onscreen
instructions.
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Windows® 8 / 8.1 OS
1.
Place the Support DVD into the optical drive then follow the onscreen instructions.
2.
From the ASUS motherboard support DVD main menu, select the Utilities tab and
click or tap AI Suite 3.
3. Follow the succeeding onscreen instructions.
If the ASUS motherboard support DVD main menu does not appear, try the following
steps:
a.
Go to the Start screen then click or tap the Desktop app.
b.
From the taskbar, click or tap File Explorer
double-click or tap the Setup application.
then select your DVD drive and
Launching AI Suite 3
Windows® 7 OS
From the Desktop, click Start > All Programs > ASUS > AI Suite 3 > AI Suite 3.
You can also launch AI Suite 3 in Windows® 7 by clicking
on the Notification area.
Windows® 8 / 8.1 OS
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To launch AI Suite 3 in Windows® 8/ 8.1, tap the AI Suite 3 app on the Start
screen (or if you’re using a mouse, click the AI Suite 3 app on the Start
screen).
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AI Suite 3 Main menu
The AI Suite 3 main menu gives you easy-access controls and insight to what’s going on
with your computer - allowing you to optimize performance settings while at the same time
ensuring system stability.
Included in the AI Suite 3 main menu is a quick-access menu bar that allows you to swiftly
launch any of the integrated ASUS utilities. Click or tap the
on the top-edge of menu to
launch the menu bar.
Click to launch AI Suite 3 menu bar
The Ai Suite 3 screenshots in this section are for reference only and can vary depending on
motherboard model.
AI Suite 3 main menu bar
4-Way
Optimization
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Ai Charger+
EZ Update
USB 3.0 Boost
System
Information
USB BIOS
Flashback
Wi-Fi GO!
Wi-Fi Engine
•
Some functions in the AI Suite 3 main menu in this user manual may vary depending
on the motherboard model.
•
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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4.4.1
Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization
Dual Intelligent Processors 4 with 4-Way Optimization comes with these five utilities in one
interface: 4-Way Optimization, TurboV Processing Unit (TPU), Energy Processing Unit (EPU),
DIGI+ Power Control, and Fan Xpert 2.
4-Way Optimization
The 4-Way Optimization utility allows you to automatically tweak the TPU, EPU, DIGI +
Power Control and Fan Xpert 2 to their optimal settings.
4-Way Optimization screen
Click or tap to optimize your fans
Select an
advanced
power saving
mode
Click or tap this 4-Way Optimization
button to auto-detect and tune the best
settings for your system
Click or tap to view the 4-Way
Optimization report
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DO NOT remove your fan during the tuning process.
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Using 4-Way Optimization
Click or tap the 4-Way Optimization button then click or tap Start to auto-detect the best
settings based on actual usage.
Click or tap to view
more settings
Click or tap to go back to
the 4-Way Optimization
main screen
Click or tap to start
auto-tuning
•
The system may reboot two or three times during the auto-tuning process.
•
For Windows® 8 / 8.1 OS, click or tap Desktop app to monitor the auto-tuning process
after every system reboot.
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TurboV Processing Unit (TPU)
TPU allows you to manually adjust the CPU frequency, CPU cache, core frequencies, DRAM
frequency, and related voltages for an enhanced system stability and a performance boost.
Refer to the CPU documentation before adjusting CPU voltage settings. Setting a high
voltage may damage the CPU permanently and setting a low voltage may lead to an
unstable system.
For system stability, the TPU settings are not saved in the BIOS and are not loaded during
system bootup. Save your overclocking settings as a TPU profile and manually load this
profile after system bootup.
Using TPU
CPU Frequency
Tick to enable Group Tuning
Click or tap or
to adjust the Base
Clock Frequency,
CPU Ratio, and
CPU Cache Ratio
Click or tap
or to select
the number of
cores to adjust
Scroll down
then adjust the
CPU voltages
and DRAM
voltages
Click or tap to save
the adjustment into
a profile
Click or tap to undo the
adjustments
Click or tap
to apply the
adjustments
•
Set the CPU Core Ratio item in BIOS to [Auto] before using the CPU Frequency
in TPU. Refer to section Extreme Tweaker menu in the BIOS chapter of your
motherboard user manual for details.
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The CPU Frequency bars show the status of the CPU cores, which vary with your
CPU model.
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Click or tap to
load the saved
profile
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CPU Strap
Drag the slider to adjust the CPU Strap’s BCLK
(base clock) frequency
Click to apply CPU
Strap settings
Click to cancel the
CPU Strap settings
Click to load
the saved
profile
Click to save the
adjustment into a
profile
Click to apply the
adjustments
Click to undo the
adjustments
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Energy Processing Unit (EPU)
EPU is an energy-processing utility that allows you to adjust the CPU, GPU, and Fan Control
settings to their power-saving conditions.
Using EPU
Auto
Tick to select Voltage Decrement setting
Tick to enable
Away Mode
and move
the sliders to
adjust monitor
and system
sleep time
Click or tap to
select a fan
profile
Click or tap to apply the
default settings
Click or tap
to apply the
adjustments
Click or tap to undo the
adjustments
High Performance
Click or tap to apply the
default settings
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Tick to enable
Away Mode
and move
the sliders to
adjust monitor
and system
sleep time
Click or tap
to apply the
adjustments
Click or tap to undo the
adjustments
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Max Power Saving
Tick to select Voltage
Decrement setting
Tick to enable
Away Mode
Move the
sliders to
adjust monitor
and system
sleep time
Click or tap to select a
fan profile
Click or tap to apply the
default settings
Click or tap
to apply the
adjustments
Click or tap to undo the
adjustments
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When you enable the Configured Max CPU Power to boost the energy saving
condition, the CPU frequency is displayed at 800 MHz in the Windows® OS
information of your computer. However, the actual CPU frequency varies depending
on the wattage that you manually set. You can adjust the CPU wattage from the lowest
point to your preferred value.
•
Configured Max CPU Power may decrease the total power delivery to the CPU and
affects the CPU performance under a heavy system. To restore your system to its
default settings, reboot your computer.
Away Mode
Tick to select Voltage Decrement setting
Click or tap to
select a fan
profile
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Tick to mute the
system’s sound
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Click or tap to apply the
default settings
Click or tap
to apply the
adjustments
Click or tap to undo the
adjustments
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DIGI+ Power Control
DIGI+ Power Control utility allows you to adjust the CPU and DRAM power settings for
optimal system efficiency, and overall system stability and performance.
Adjusting the CPU Power
Click or tap to switch
between screens
Click or tap to undo
the changes
Click or tap to
apply the changes
CPU Load-line Calibration
It allows you to adjust the voltage range to control the CPU Load-line. Adjust to a
high value for system performance or to a low value for power efficiency.
CPU Current Capability
CPU Current Capability provides a wider total power range for overclocking.
A higher value brings a wider total power range and extends the overclocking
frequence range simultaneously.
VCCSA Load-line Calibration
The VCCSA Load-line determines the behavior fo the DRAM Controller. Set to a
higher value for an overall system performance, or to a lower value for a better
thermal solution.
VCCSA Fixed Frequency
When set to a higher value, this item brings wider total DRAM Controller power
range and extends the overclocking frequency range simultaneously.
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VCCSA Current Capability
VCCSA Current Capability provides a wider total DRAM Controller power range
and extends the overclocking frequence range simultaneously.
CPU Power Phase Control
Allows you to select between Standard, Optimized, Extreme, and Manual
Adjustment modes. The modes allows you to either increase system performance
or increase the DRAM power efficiency.
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Click or tap to switch
between screens
Click or tap to undo
the changes
Click or tap to
apply the changes
CPU Voltage Frequency
CPU Voltage Frequency affects the VRM transient response and thermal
conditions. Higher VRM frequency gets a quicker transient response.
When Auto is selected, you have an option to enable CPU Spread Spectrum that
helps enhance system stability.
When CPU Fixed Frequency is selected, you can assign a CPU frequency to
increase the overclocking range. .
VRM Over Temperature Protection
VRM Over Temperature Protection protects the motherboard from overheating.
It is recommended to set VRM Over Temperature Protection to [Auto].
CPU Power Duty Control
CPU Power Duty Control adjusts the current of every VRM phase and the thermal
conditions of every phase component.
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Adjusting the DRAM Power
Click or tap to undo
the changes
Click or tap to
apply the changes
DRAM-AB Current Capability
Higher value to DRAM slots A and B brings a wider total power range and extends
the overclocking frequency range simultaneously.
DRAM-CD Current Capability
Higher value to DRAM slots C and D brings a wider total power range and extends
the overclocking frequency range simultaneously.
DRAM-AB Voltage Frequency
Allows you to adjust the DRAM switching frequency of DRAM slots A and B to
stabilize the system or to increase the overclocking range.
DRAM-CD Voltage Frequency
Allows you to adjust the DRAM switching frequency of DRAM slots C and D to
stabilize the system or to increase the overclocking range.
DRAM-AB Power Phase Control
For DRAM slots A or B, select Extreme for full phase mode to increase system
performance or select Optimized for ASUS optimized phase tuning profile to
increase the DRAM power efficiency.
•
The actual performance boost may vary depending on your CPU specification.
•
Ensure that the cooling modules are properly installed in your motherboard to monitor
the thermal conditions.
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DRAM-CD Power Phase Control
For DRAM slots C or D, select Extreme for full phase mode to increase system
performance or select Optimized for ASUS optimized phase tuning profile to
increase the DRAM power efficiency.
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Fan Xpert 2
Fan Xpert 2 automatically detects and tweaks the fan speeds and provides you with
optimized fan settings based on the fans’ specifications and positions.
Using Fan Xpert 2
Click or tap to set the fan’s speed
to silent mode
Select a screen to
select the type of
fan that you want
to customize
Click or tap to
increase the fan’s
speed for a high
cooling capability
Click or tap to
maximize the
fan speed
Click or tap to
auto-tune the
fans to their
best settings
Click or tap to
load a profile
Click or tap to set the
balanced configuration
between the fan’s noise
level and speed
Click or tap to switch
between fan screens
Click or tap to save
the settings into a
profile
DO NOT remove your fan during the Fan Auto Tuning process.
Customizing the fan settings
Smart Mode
Smart Mode allows you to customize the fans’ rotation speeds and responses based on your
system’s temperature.
Click and drag to set the fan’s rotation speed
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Click and drag the
sliders to adjust the
fan’s response
Click or tap to
undo the changes
Click or tap to go back
to the previous screen
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Click or tap to switch between the CPU
and chassis fan screens
Click or tap to
apply the changes
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RPM Mode
RPM Mode allows you to set the fan speed at its fixed value when the CPU temperature
drops 75oC and below.
Drag the slider up or down to adjust
the fan’s speed
Click or tap to go back to
the previous screen
Click or tap to switch between the
CPU and chassis fan screens
When the CPU temperature reaches 75o C, the fan automatically runs at full speed to
protect the CPU.
•
Fan Xpert 2 may not be able to detect the fan speed if you install the fan with an
external control kit for rotation speed.
•
Fan Xpert 2 only supports fans with 4-pin and 3-pin connectors. If you install a 2-pin
fan, it can only run at its full speed.
•
If you change the CPU or chassis fans, you must repeat the Fan Auto Tuning process.
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4.4.2
Ai Charger+
Ai Charger+ allows you to fast-charge your portable BC 1.1* mobile devices on your
computer’s USB port three times faster than the standard USB devices**.
Launching Ai Charger+
To launch Ai Charger+, click or tap
then select Ai Charger+.
on the top-right corner of the AI Suite 3 main menu,
Ai Charger+ screen
Tick to enable or
disable Ai Charger+
Click or tap to apply
the selection
•
* Check the manufacturer if your USB device is a Battery Charging Specification 1.1
(BC 1.1) compliant or compatible device.
•
** Actual charging speeds may vary depending on the charging rate and specifications
of your USB device.
•
To ensure normal charging function, disconnect and reconnect your USB device every
time you enable or disable Ai Charger+.
•
Ai Charger+ does not support USB hubs, USB extension cables, and generic USB
cables.
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4.4.3
Wi-Fi Engine
Wi-Fi Engine allows you to connect to a wireless network and set up your computer as an
access point for Internet connection sharing among Wi-Fi enabled devices.
To use Wi-Fi Engine, click or tap
select Wi-Fi Engine.
on the right edge of the AI Suite 3 main menu, then
Using Wi-Fi Engine
Click or tap
to set up your
computer as
a wireless
access point
Click or tap
to connect
to a wireless
access point
Using the Client Mode
The Client mode allows you to connect your system to a wireless network.
To use the client mode:
1.
From the Network Connections window,
select a network adapter.
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Click or tap Client Mode to launch Network Connections.
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3.
From the list of available networks, select a network that you
want to connect to.
Using the AP Mode
The AP mode allows you to set your system as an access point for other wireless-enabled
devices.
To use AP mode, click or tap AP Mode on the Wi-Fi Engine menu.
Key in a network
name
Key in your
password
Key in your
password for
confirmation
Click or tap to go back
to previous screen
Click or tap to
select a network
Click or tap
to disable AP
mode
Click or tap
to enable AP
mode
•
In this mode, the Internet Connection Sharing may depend on the Bluetooth/Internet
device’s driver support.
•
Due to Windows® 8 / 8.1 limitation, it may take one to two minutes to set up the AP
mode for the first time.
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4.4.4
Wi-Fi GO!
Wi-Fi GO! is an ASUS-exclusive Wi-Fi utility that allows you to wirelessly stream your media
files to HDTV device/display, control your computer using your smart device, transfer files to
your smart device, and provides access to your files stored in your cloud storage.
System requirements
System
requirements
PC
Smart device
OS
Windows® 7/Windows® 8/
Windows® 8.1
Android 2.3 or later versions
iOS5 or later versions
Utilities
ASUS AI Suite 3
ASUS Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote
•
For your Android smart device, download the ASUS Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote from
Google Play. For your iOS smart device, download the ASUS Wi-Fi GO! & NFC
Remote from App store.
•
The screenshots used in this section are for reference only and may vary from the
actual software you are using. Refer to the ASUS support site
(http://support.asus.com) for updated documentations on this motherboard.
•
Ensure that all Wi-Fi enabled devices using the Wi-Fi GO! utility must be in the same
local area network (LAN).
•
The user interface of your smart device may vary with the operating system and the
screen resolution.
Smart device supported screen resolutions
Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote supports the following screen resolutions of your smart devices:
Screen
type
Screen
Resolution
Low Density
(120, ldpi)
1024 x 600
Medium Density
(160, mdpi)
WXGA
(1280x800)
1024 x 768
Extra high density
(320, xhdpi)
1536 x 1152
2048 x 1536
1920 x 1152
2560 x 1536
1920 x 1200
2560 x 1600
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1280 x 768
High Density
(240, hdpi)
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Launching Wi-Fi GO!
To launch Wi-Fi GO!, click or tap the
menu, then select Wi-Fi GO!
on the top-right corner of the AI Suite 3 main
Click or tap to
set a password
Wi-Fi GO! menu
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•
To access the Wi-Fi GO! features in your smart device, refer to section Wi-Fi GO! &
NFC Remote of this user manual for more details.
•
To protect your Wi-Fi utility from other smart devices, click or tap
password.
•
Ensure that the ASUS AI Suite 3 utility is active when using Wi-Fi GO!.
to set your
Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote
Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote allows you to remotely control your computer using your smart
device.
Smart device supported screen resolutions
Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote supports the following screen resolutions of smart devices:
Screen
type
Low density
(120 ldpi)
Screen
Resolution
Medium density
(160 mdpi)
High density
(240 hdpi)
Extra high density
(320 xhdpi)
WXGA
(1280 x 800)
1536 x 1152
2048 x 1536
1024 x 768
1920 x 1152
2560 x 1536
1280 x 768
1920 x 1200
2560 x 1600
1024 x 600
Using Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote
To use the Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote:
1.
Connect your smart device to the same Wi-Fi network as your computer.
For details in connecting your smart device to a Wi-Fi network, refer to the user manual of
your smart device.
Tap
3.
Tap the computer that you want to
connect with your smart device.
When done, the Wi-Fi GO & NFC
Remote interface appears on your
smart device.
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& NFC Remote
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then tap Enter.
2.
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Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote interface
Cloud GO!
Remote Desktop
Media Streaming Hub
File Transfer
Smart Sensor Control
Capture & Send
Remote
Keyboard &
Mouse
The screenshots are for reference only and vary with the type of smart device.
Cloud GO!
Cloud GO! allows you to control and sync your files across multiple cloud services such as
ASUS WebStorage, GoogleDrive™, and DropBox®.
Ensure to set the correct system date and time of your computer and smart device when
using Cloud GO!
Using Cloud GO! in your computer
To use Cloud GO! in your computer:
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1.
Click or tap Cloud GO! > Enter.
2.
Log in to your cloud accounts, then click or tap Sign In.
•
To log in to your ASUS Webstorage account, key in your user name and password.
•
To log in to your Google Drive™ or Dropbox® accounts, click or tap Sign in. Cloud
GO! directs you to the Google Drive or Dropbox website to log in to your account.
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Click or tap a specific icon to move, upload, rename, create folder,
download, delete or refresh your cloud contents
Click or tap to open
a cloud storage
account
Tick to select
contents
Click or tap to go
back to Wi-Fi GO!
screen
Click or tap to go back to
the previous screen
Click or tap to
sign out
Click or tap to synchronize your files to
other cloud accounts or create a back up
to your local drive
Synchronizing cloud contents
To synchronize contents:
1.
Tick the contents that you want to synchronize, then click or tap Sync Clouds.
2.
Tick the cloud storage account then
click or tap OK.
Tick Backup if you want to save
a backup in your computer.
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All synced files are stored in the
Wi-Fi GO! folder.
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Using Cloud GO! in your smart device
To use Cloud GO! in your smart device, tap Cloud GO! > Enter.
You must log in to your computer first and tick Remember me to authorize access in your
smart device.
Tap to open cloud
storage accounts
Tap a specific icon
to move, upload,
rename, create folder,
download, delete or
refresh your cloud
contents
Tick to select contents
Tap to sync your files to other cloud
accounts or create a backup to your
local drive
Synchronizing cloud contents
To synchronize contents:
1.
Tick the contents that you want to synchronize, then tap Sync Clouds.
2.
Tick the cloud storage account then tap OK.
•
Tick Backup to PC under (C:\MyFavorite\)
if you want to save a backup in your
computer.
•
Open the Wi-Fi GO! folder to view all synced
files.
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Remote Desktop
Remote Desktop allows you to remotely control your desktop in real-time using your smart
device.
Using Remote Desktop
To use Remote Desktop:
1.
On your smart device, tap Remote Desktop > Enter.
2.
Wait for the smart device to connect with your computer.
To operate Remote Desktop in Windows® 7, you can select Extended Mode or Main
Screen Mode in your smart device.
Remote Desktop interface for Windows® 8 / 8.1
Tap to view the cursor
Tap to launch the
Charms bar
Tap to launch the
smart device’s
keypad
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Remote Desktop interface for Windows® 7
Tap to launch the
smart device’s
keypad
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Media Streaming Hub
Media Streaming Hub allows you to stream media files to an HDTV device/display and
remotely control playback using your smart device.
•
When using your computer as a receiver, ensure to launch the Windows Media Player,
then enable the remote control settings of the Windows Media Player. To do this,
click or tap Stream then tick the items Allow remote control of my Player... and
Automatically allow devices to play my media....
•
When using your HDTV display as a receiver, ensure to enable the Media Streaming
setting.
Using Media Streaming Hub in your computer
To use Media Streaming Hub in your computer, click or tap Media Streaming Hub > Enter.
Click or tap to refresh media files
Tick to select source location
Click or tap to select media type
Click or tap
to select a
receiver
Click or tap to
add or delete
files
Click or tap a
media file to
play
Click or tap to go
back to Wi-Fi GO!
screen
Click or tap to go back to
the previous screen
Displays the target receiver
and media file in play
Selecting a receiver
To select a receiver:
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.
1.
Click or tap
2.
Tick to select a receiver, then click or
tap OK.
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Adding media files
To add media files:
1.
From the Music , Video, or Photo
screen, click or tap
.
2.
Click or tap Add then search the files
that you want to add.
3.
Click or tap OK.
Deleting media files
To delete media files:
1.
From the Music, Video, or Photo
screen, click or tap
.
2.
Tick the files that you want to delete,
then click or tap Delete.
3.
Click or tap OK.
Using Media Streaming Hub in your smart device
To use Media Streaming Hub in your smart device, tap Media Streaming Hub > Enter.
Tap to select playlist
Tap to select media type
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Tap to select a
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File Transfer
File Transfer allows you to transfer files between your computer and your smart device.
•
iOS smart devices can only send files.
•
Android smart devices can send and receive files.
To send files between your computer and smart device, ensure to enable the File Transfer
function in your smart device.
Transferring files from computer to smart device
To transfer files from computer to smart device:
1.
Click or tap File Transfer > Enter.
2.
Click or tap Setting to select the destination for your transferred files.
Click or tap browse
to select the
destination
Click or tap to go
back to Wi-Fi GO!/
Remote GO! screen
Click or tap to go back to
the previous screen
Click or tap to apply the
changes
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3.
Right-click or long tap the file then select
Send to > [Device Name].
4.
After the file transfer is complete, click or
tap OK.
•
If you are using an iOS smart device, you can only receive files in PNG, BMP, JPG,
GIF, and TIFF formats.
•
To receive files on your iOS device, go to Settings > Privacy > Photos then turn on
the Wi-Fi GO! & NFC Remote.
Transferring files from smart device to computer
To transfer files from smart device to computer:
Tap File Transfer > Enter.
2.
Tick the files that you want to send to
your computer, then tap Send.
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Smart Sensor Control
Smart Sensor Control allows you to remotely control your desktop by using your smart
device’s built-in sensors.
•
The functions of Smart Sensor Control varies with your computer’s operating system.
•
For Windows® 7 OS, ensure to enable the Smart Sensor Control feature in your smart
device. To do this, tap Smart Sensor Control > Enable.
Using Smart Sensor Control in Windows® 8 / 8.1
In your computer, click or tap Smart Sensor Control > Camera.
Click or tap to take pictures with
your smart device
Click or tap to
record videos
with your
smart device
Click or tap to go back
to Wi-Fi GO! screen
Click or tap to go back to
the previous screen
•
Your smart device must have a camera to support this feature.
•
Ensure to enable the gyroscope or microphone feature in your smart device to enable
the camera and video recorder features in your computer. To do this, tap Smart
Sensor Control then tap Enable on either the gyroscope or microphone function.
•
This feature is also supported in Windows® 7.
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The Smart Sensor Control in Windows® 8 / 8.1 environment features the microphone function
for voice chat and recording. It also has the gyroscope function that allows you to use your
smart device as a remote control for gyroscope-enabled apps.
In your smart device, tap Smart Sensor Control > Enable on the virtual microphone or
gyroscope functions.
Tap to enable the
gyroscope function
Tap to enable virtual
microphone function
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Tap to select voice
quality
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Using Smart Sensor Control in Windows® 7
To use Smart Sensor Control:
1.
Click or tap Smart Sensor Control > Setting.
2.
In the Movement tab, select an action from
3.
To save the actions as a profile, click or tap Apply & Save. To apply the actions without
saving as a profile, click or tap Apply.
,
,
, and
dropdown fields.
You can also set the smart device’s motion sensor sensitivity for a quicker response in your
computer. To do this, tap Smart Sensor Control > Setting and set a sensitivity option.
Select actions
for each
movement
gesture
Click or tap to
apply and save
the settings as
a profile
Click or tap to go back
to Wi-Fi GO! screen
Click or tap to go back to
the previous screen
Click or tap to apply the
settings
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4.
In the Proximity tab, select an action from the Action: field.
5.
To save the action as a profile, click or tap Apply & Save. To apply the action without
saving as a profile, click or tap Apply.
Your smart device must have a proximity sensor function to support this feature.
Click or tap to
apply and save
the settings as
a profile
Click or tap to go back
to Wi-Fi GO! screen
Click or tap to go back to
the previous screen
Click or tap to apply the
settings
Remote Keyboard & Mouse
Remote Keyboard & Mouse allows you to use your smart device’s touch panel as a remote
keyboard and mouse for your computer.
Using Remote Keyboard & Mouse
To use Keyboard & Mouse, tap Keyboard & Mouse in your smart device then tap Enter.
Input field
Tick to hold left click function
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Mouse tap area
Tap to mimic
right-click mouse
function
Control keys
Tap to mimic leftclick function
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Capture & Send
Capture & Send allows you to take screenshots on your computer and send them to your
smart device.
Using Capture & Send
To use Capture & Send:
1.
On your computer, click or tap Capture & Send > Setting.
2.
Assign a hot key and the capture range, then click or tap Apply.
Assign a hot key for capture range
Tick to select
the capture
range
Click or tap to go back
to Wi-Fi GO! screen
3.
Click or tap to go back to
the previous screen
Click or tap to apply the
changes
Capture the screenshot using the configured hot key, then tap OK.
Ensure to enable the Capture & Send feature in your smart device. To do this, tap Capture
& Send then tap Enable.
4.
In your smart device, tap Capture & Send then tap Enter.
5.
Tap the file then select an app that you
want to open the file with.
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4.4.5
USB 3.0 Boost
USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) that automatically
speeds up the transfer rates of your USB storage devices.
Launching USB 3.0 Boost
To launch USB 3.0 Boost, click or tap
menu, then select USB 3.0 Boost.
on the top-right corner of the AI Suite 3 main
Using the USB 3.0 Boost
1.
Connect your USB 3.0 device to the USB 3.0 port.
2.
From the USB 3.0 Boost screen, select a USB device.
3.
To enable UASP on your USB device, click UASP. To revert to its normal transfer rate,
click Normal.
USB 3.0 Boost
Click or tap to detect the connected USB device
Click or tap to
fast-charge your
USB device
Click or tap to stop
charging your USB
device
Click or tap
to apply the
settings
Indicates that the
connected USB
device is in charging
mode
Click or tap to select the type of USB device
that you wish to charge when the system is off
Click or tap to
disregard the
settings
•
USB 3.0 Boost automatically detects the USB 3.0 devices that support UASP. For a
list of UASP-supported USB 3.0 devices, visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
•
The data transfer speed varies with USB devices. For a higher data transfer
performance, use a USB 3.0 device.
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Ensure to connect your USB 3.0 device to the USB 3.0 ports that support USB 3.0 Boost.
Refer to section Rear I/O connection of your user manual for more details.
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4.4.6
USB BIOS Flashback
USB BIOS Flashback allows you to check and save the latest BIOS version to a USB
storage device. Use this utility to quickly check for the latest available BIOS and set the BIOS
download schedule.
Launching USB BIOS Flashback
To launch USB BIOS Flashback, click or tap
main menu, then select USB BIOS Flashback.
on the top-right corner of the AI Suite 3
USB BIOS Flashback is available only in selected motherboard models.
Using USB BIOS Flashback
Set a schedule for the BIOS
Update download
Click or tap to cancel
the download schedule
setting
Click or tap to check for a
new BIOS update available for
download
Click or tap to apply
the download schedule
setting
Scheduling the BIOS download
1.
In the Download Setting field, tick Schedule (days) then select the number of days for
the BIOS download schedule.
2.
Click or tap Apply to save the BIOS download schedule. Click or tap Cancel to cancel
the download schedule.
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Downloading the latest BIOS
Before you start downloading, ensure that you have installed the USB storage device to
your computer’s USB port that supports USB BIOS Flashback. Refer to section Rear I/O
connection of your user manual for more details.
To download the updated BIOS:
From the USB BIOS Flashback screen,
click or tap Check for New BIOS
Update.
Wait for the system to check the latest
BIOS version.
2.
After the utility detects a new BIOS,
click or tap
from the Save to: field,
select the USB flash drive, then click or
tap Download.
3.
After the download is complete, click or
tap OK.
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4.4.7
EZ Update
EZ Update is a utility that allows you to automatically update your motherboard’s software,
drivers and BIOS easily.
With this utlity, you can also manually update the BIOS and select the boot logo that displays
during POST.
Launching EZ Update
To launch EZ Update, click or tap
then select EZ Update.
on the top-right corner of the AI Suite 3 main menu,
Using EZ Update
Click or tap to automatically update your
motherboard driver, software and firmware
Click or tap to search and
select the BIOS file
Click or tap to select a
boot logo
Click or tap to
update the BIOS
Manually update the BIOS and selecting a boot logo
Click or tap to search an image file for your boot logo
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Click or tap to go back to EZ Update main screen
Click or tap to
proceed the
updating BIOS
and boot logo
After you click or tap BIOS Update button, click or tap Flash to update the BIOS and upload
the boot logo in your system.
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4.4.8
System Information
This utility allows you get the detailed information of the motherboard, CPU, and memory
settings.
Launching the System Information
To launch System Information, click or tap
menu, then select System Information.
on the top-right corner of the AI Suite 3 main
Viewing the motherboard information
Click or tap the MB tab to view the motherboard’s information.
Viewing the CPU information
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Click or tap the CPU tab to view the processor’s information.
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Viewing the SPD information
Click or tap the SPD tab to view the memory’s information.
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4.5
Audio configurations
The Realtek® audio CODEC provides 8-channel audio capability to deliver the ultimate audio
experience on your computer. The software provides Jack-Sensing function, S/PDIF Out
support, and interrupt capability. The CODEC also includes the Realtek® proprietary UAJ®
(Universal Audio Jack) technology for all audio ports, eliminating cable connection errors, and
giving users plug and play convenience.
Follow the installation wizard to install the Realtek® Audio Driver from the support DVD that
came with the motherboard package.
If the Realtek® audio software is correctly installed, you will find the
Realtek® HD Audio Manager icon on the taskbar. Double-click on
the icon to display the Realtek® HD Audio Manager.
Realtek® HD Audio Manager
Realtek® HD Audio Manager for Windows® 8/ Windows 8.1 / Windows® 7
Configuration option tabs (vary with the audio devices connected)
Advanced
settings
Set default
device
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Control
settings panel
Analog and digital connector status
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4.6
ROG Connect
ROG Connect allows you to monitor and adjust the local PC through your remote PC.
Setting up USB connection between your local and remote PC
•
Install ROG Connect on the remote PC from the provided Support DVD before using
ROG Connect.
•
ROG Connect must work with ROG Connect software to avail full function. Ensure
that you install ROG Connect on your local PC from the provided Support DVD before
using ROG Connect.
1.
Connect the provided ROG Connect cable to the local
PC and the remote PC.
2.
Press the ROG Connect Button and it will light up into
a stable glow.
3.
Double-click the RC TweakIt shortcut on the remote
PC to activate the function
Using RC TweakIt
To use the RC TweakIt
1.
Use the sliders and buttons to monitor or adjust your local PC.
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2.
Click Function to display more options.
RC Poster
RC Poster shows the status of the local system
during the POST. You can switch the display
mode between String and Code.
RC Remote
RC Remote allows you to operate your local
system through the ROG Connect cable.
RC Diagram
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RC Diagram allows you to monitor and record
your local system status.
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4.7
MemTweakIt
MemTweakIt allows you to adjust the timing of your installed memory. It also allows you to
save, validate and post your configuration on the ROG website depending on your DRAM
Efficency Score.
The timings and functions may vary depending on the CPU and chipset installed on your
motherboard.
To use MemTweakIt:
on the desktop.
1.
Double-click
2.
Click the dropdown lists of your selected timings and select a timing value.
3.
Click Apply to save and apply your configuration. Your DRAM Efficiency Score will be
shown in General section.
A wrong configuration of the DRAM timings may result to an unstable system. Restart your
system if needed.
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4.
Click About tab and click REPUBLIC OF GAMERS to access ROG official website.
Click About tab and click REPUBLIC
OF GAMERS to access ROG official
website.
Click OK to exit MemTweakIt.
5.
Click OK to exit MemTweakIt.
Validating and saving your MemTweakIt settings
To validate and save your configuration online:
1.
Launch MemTweakIt and click Validate.
2.
In Online Mode, key in your ASUS
account ID and password, and click
Submit.
Your configuration will be displayed
in MemTweakIt webpage.
Click OK to close the Validation
window.
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To validate and save your configuration manually:
1.
Launch MemTweakIt and click
Validate.
2.
In Manual Mode, click Save
Configuration File.
3.
Key in a file name for your configuration file and click Save.
4.
Click validation webpage.
5.
In MemTweakIt - Validation File
Upload window, key in your ASUS
account ID and password.
6.
Click Browse, locate the saved .cvf
file, and click Open.
7.
Click Submit.
Your configuration will be displayed in MemTweakIt webpage.
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4.8
ROG RAMDisk
RAMDisk is a data-storage software that reserves a part of your system’s memory and turns
it into a high-speed virtual drive where you can store cache files and game apps for instant
access. The ROG RAMDisk also allows you to automatically backup, update, and restore
files.
RAMDisk only supports 64-bit OS.
The following folders are not suitable for RAMDisk optimization. Moving them into the
RAMDisk might negatively affectm the performance of your system.
•
Swap file/Page file: The swap file is a permanent storage space used as the virtual
memory expansion of the system memory. Moving the swap file into the RAM
Disk simply defects the whole purpose of having it and may affect your system’s
performance.
•
Startup folders: Since RAMDisk loads during boot up together with the contents of
the Junction folders, changing the location of the startup folders may cause system
error and disable loading your RAMDisk.
To launch RAMDisk, click
.
Creating/Deleting a RAMDisk drive
Your RAMDisk drive allows you to place your favorite applications and files into RAM so you
can utilize your RAM speed for better read/write performance. The files that are stored inside
the RAMDisk are automatically backed up every time your PC is turned off.
The startup time may take a while, depending on the size of your RAMDisk drive.
To create RAMDisk drives:
Click to create
RAMDisk drives
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Move the slider to the
right to set the size
allocation
Click Add to finish
creaing the RAMDIsk
drive
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Click the drop-down
arrow to choose a
drive name for your
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To delete an existing RAMDisk drive:
Click to delete the
existing RAMDisk
drive.
Creating/Deleting a Junction Point
A junction point creates a link that remaps the original contents into the RAMDisk, enabling
access to the desired application or data to be done purely within the original file location.
Click the drop-down
arrow to select your
RAMDisk drive and
its available storage
space.
Click to delete the
existing junction
point.
Select the Junction
tab to create your
junction point
Click Browse to
select where to create
a junction point.
Click Add to finish
adding the new
junction point.
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Synchronizing backup files
After creating a junction point, RAMDisk automatically creates a backup folder in the file’s
original location. Use RAMDisk to manually synchronize updates with these backup files.
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Click Synchronize to
update your files
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4.9
Sonic Radar
Sonic Radar is a head-up display (HUD) designed for First Person Shooting (FPS) games,
that shows the precise direction and intensity of where a sound is coming from. In-game
sound including gunshots, footprints, voice call-outs, or even a ticking bomb, is visualized as
radar signals on the Sonic Radar display - this provides you the advantage to know potential
threats and act accordingly.
Sonic Radar also features a sound enhancer that amplifies a desired frequency band and
minimizes ambient noise to help make the sound more clear.
4.9.1
•
Sonic Radar is automatically installed when you install the Realtek Audio drivers for
your ROG motherboard with SupremeFX.
•
To disable Sonic Radar, righ click on the Sonic Radar icon
Sonic Radar.
then select Disable
Main menu
To launch Sonic Radar, go to the Desktop then click Start > All Programs > Sonic Radar >
Sonic Radar or go to the taskbar then double-click
.
Click to exit
Click to minimize window
Click to show software
information
Sonic Radar display
Shows the intensity and direction
of where a sound is coming from.
An identical display can be seen
on your in-game screen.
Game Detection
Click to enable or disable
automatic loading of
optimum game preset
depending on detected type
of game launched.
Advance Settings
Click to configure the
smoothness, opacity and
position of Sonic Radar
Display. Also, click if you
wish to configure the
shortcut keys.
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Game Presets
Click to select optimal
preset for your FPS
game.
Radar Selection
Click items to select which
type of threat to show on the
Sonic Radar Display
Click to show or hide
the Game presets
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Sonic Radar in-game
* Battlefield 3. All rights reserved.
Sonic Radar display
Radar signals indicate where sound is coming from
The screen shot is for reference only and can vary depending on the game you are
playing.
•
All rights of the FPS game Battlefield 3 is reserved to EA Digital Illusions CE AB and
Electronic Arts.
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4.9.2
Game presets and Radar Selection
The optimized game presets and radar selection sound enhancers provide the most
conducive settings that enhances your point of view while playing FPS games.
Click to select a
game preset.
Click to select the
threat to enhance.
The Radar Selection
options vary per
Game Preset
selected.
Radar Selection options
Icon
Type of threat and description
Enhance sound coming from all potential threats.
Enhance sound coming from footsteps.
Enhance sound from voice call-outs.
Enhance sound from gunshots.
Enhance sound from ticking bomb.
Full range setting.
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Bass range setting.
Mid range setting.
High range setting.
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4.9.3
Click
Advanced Settings
from the Sonic Radar main menu to show the Advanced Settings panel.
Smoothness and opacity
Allows you to adjust the texture and transparency of the Sonic Radar display.
Move the respective sliders
to adjust the smoothness and
opacity.
Radar position
Allows you to set a convenient position for the Sonic Radar display, anywhere on your ingame screen.
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Click to position the Sonic Radar
display.
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Shortcut keys
Your gaming experience is further enhanced with a set of default shortcut keys that allows
you to perform tasks faster and easier without exiting the game.
Click to configure shortcut key
tasks and key combinations.
Move scroll bar to show more
items and options.
Click Ok to implement settings or
Cancel to disregard changes.
Default shortcut key
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Function and description
<Right Ctrl> + Numeric Pad <0>
Hide/show the Sonic Radar display.
<Left Ctrl> + <Left Alt> + <+>
Decrease Sonic Radar display opacity.
<Left Ctrl> + <Left Alt> + <->
Increase Sonic Radar display opacity.
<Left Ctrl> + <Left Alt> + <Q>
Move Sonic Radar to any of nine (9) available
positions on your in-game screen.
<Left Ctrl> + <Left Alt> + <S>
Adjust the Sonic Radar display size.
<Left Ctrl> + <Left Alt> + <D>
Set available Radar Selection depending on your
game preset.
<Left Ctrl> + <Left Alt> + <F>
Enables or disables the sound enhancer.
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4.10
GameFirst II
GameFirst II, a traffic shaping solution, improves the Internet latency while maintaining a high
transfer rate, and reduces delays during data transfers or playing online games. It allows you
to set programs’ priorities and increase the bandwidth of your currently running games or
programs.
GameFirst II attaches itself to Windows network stack to perform packet inspection, which is
useful to online gamers and VOIP users.
To launch GameFirst, click Start > All Programs > ASUS > ROG GameFirst II.
4.10.1
Using EZ Mode
Click to open the
Advanced Mode
Network
adapter
information
Click to view the
programs under
these utilities
Click to delete
the program
from the list
Adjust the
slider to set the
priority
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Current connection and bandwidth usage status
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4.10.2
•
GameFirst II only works in Windows® operating systems.
•
GameFirst II is powered by cFosSpeed software.
•
cFosSpeed prioritizes the programs listed in GameFirst II.
Using Advanced Mode
Select any of the following settings to configure the priorities of your programs and network
devices.
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•
Preferences: Allows you to control the network’s traffic to optimize the program’s
performance, favor ping time, activate firewall, and avoid packet loss.
•
Protocols: Allows you to set priority to the program’s protocol and enter a transmission
limit.
•
Programs: Allows you to set priority to the programs.
•
Traffic Shaping: Allows you to set priority to the network adapter and its protocol to
reduce delay during data transfer, and speeds up the internet access.
•
Adapter Info: Allows you to view the information of the adapters in your computer.
•
Online Budgets: Allows you to set an online budget time to your network adapters.
•
Traffic Analysis: Allows you to assign protocols and programs in one set.
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Chapter 5:
RAID support
RAID support
5.1
RAID configurations
5
The motherboard comes with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology that supports RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 10, and RAID 5 configuration.
If you want to install a Windows® operating system to a hard disk drive included in a RAID
set, you have to create a RAID driver disk and load the RAID driver during OS installation.
Refer to section 5.2 Creating a RAID driver disk for details.
5.1.1
RAID definitions
RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write data in
parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a single drive but at a
sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone, thus improving data access
and storage. Use of two new identical hard disk drives is required for this setup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one drive to
a second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array management software directs all applications
to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of the data in the other drive. This RAID
configuration provides data protection and increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use
two new drives or use an existing drive and a new drive for this setup. The new drive must be
of the same size or larger than the existing drive.
RAID 5 stripes both data and parity information across three or more hard disk drives. Among
the advantages of RAID 5 configuration include better HDD performance, fault tolerance, and
higher storage capacity. The RAID 5 configuration is best suited for transaction processing,
relational database applications, enterprise resource planning, and other business systems.
Use a minimum of three identical hard disk drives for this setup.
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RAID 10 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity (redundancy data) having
to be calculated and written. With the RAID 10 configuration you get all the benefits of both
RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations. Use four new hard disk drives or use an existing drive
and three new drives for this setup.
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5.1.2
Installing Serial ATA hard disks
The motherboard supports Serial ATA hard disk drives. For optimal performance, install
identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating a disk array.
To install the SATA hard disks for a RAID configuration:
1.
Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays.
2.
Connect the SATA signal cables.
3.
Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive.
5.1.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS
You must enable the RAID function in the BIOS Setup before creating RAID sets using SATA
HDDs. To do this:
1.
Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
2.
Go to the Advanced menu > SATA Configuration, and then press <Enter>.
3.
Set the SATA Mode item to [RAID Mode].
4.
Save your changes, and then exit the BIOS Setup.
Refer to Chapter 3 for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS Setup
Due to chipset limitation, when SATA ports are set to RAID mode, all SATA ports run at
RAID mode together.
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5.1.4
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility
To enter the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
During POST, press <Ctrl> + <I> to display the utility main menu.
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - v10.5.1.1070
Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ MAIN
1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
MENU ]
4. Recovery Volume Options
5. Acceleration Options
6. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes:
None defined.
Physical Devices:
Port Device Model
0
ST3160812AS
1
ST3160812AS
2
ST3160812AS
3
ST3160812AS
Serial #
9LS0HJA4
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
9LS0BJ5H
[↑↓]-Select
Size
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
[ESC]-Exit
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
[ENTER]-Select Menu
The navigation keys at the bottom of the screen allow you to move through the menus
and select the menu options.
The RAID BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and may not
exactly match the items on your screen.
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The utility supports maximum four hard disk drives for RAID configuration.
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Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume and press <Enter>. The
following screen appears:
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - v10.5.1.1070
Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name: Volume0
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Sync:
Create volume
[ HELP ]
Enter a unique volume name that has no special characters and is
16 characters or less.
[↑↓]-Select
[ESC]-Exit
[ENTER]-Select Menu
2.
Enter a name for the RAID set and press <Enter>.
3.
When the RAID Level item is selected, press the up/down arrow key to select a RAID
level to create, and then press <Enter>.
4.
When the Disks item is selected, press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives you want
to include in the RAID set. The SELECT DISKS screen appears:
[ SELECT DISKS ]
Port
0
1
2
3
Drive Model
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
Serial #
9LS0HJA4
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
9LS0BJ5H
Size Status
149.0GB Non-RAID Disk
149.0GB Non-RAID Disk
149.0GB Non-RAID Disk
149.0GB Non-RAID Disk
Select 2 to 6 disks to use in creating the volume.
[↑↓]-Prev/Next [SPACE]-SelectDisk [ENTER]-Done
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5.
Use the up/down arrow key to select a drive, and then press <Space> to select. A small
triangle marks the selected drive. Press <Enter> after completing your selection.
6.
Use the up/down arrow key to select the stripe size for the RAID array (for RAID 0, 10
and 5 only),and then press <Enter>. The available stripe size values range from 4KB
to 128KB. The following are typical values:
•
RAID 0: 128KB
•
RAID 10: 64KB
•
RAID 5: 64KB
We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe size for
multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
7.
When the Capacity item is selected, enter the RAID volume capacity that you want
and press <Enter>. The default value indicates the maximum allowed capacity.
8.
When the Create Volume item is selected, press <Enter>. The following warning
message appears:
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu, or <N> to go back
to the CREATE VOLUME menu.
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Deleting a RAID set
Be cautious when deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives when
you delete a RAID set.
To delete a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 2. Delete RAID Volume and press <Enter>. The
following screen appears:
[ DELETE VOLUME MENU ]
Name
Volume0
Level
Drives
RAID0(Stripe)
2
Capacity
298.0GB
Status
Normal
Bootable
Yes
[ HELP ]
Deleting a volume will reset the disks to non-RAID.
WARNING: ALL DISK DATA WILL BE DELETED.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
[↑↓]-Select
2.
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[DEL]-Delete Volume
Use the up/down arrow key to select the RAID set you want to delete, and then press
<Del>. The following warning message appears:
[ DELETE VOLUME VERIFICATION ]
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
Are you sure you want to delete volume “Volume0”? (Y/N):
3.
Press <Y> to delete the RAID set and return to the utility main menu, or press <N> to
return to the DELETE VOLUME menu.
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Exiting the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility
To exit the utility:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 5. Exit, and then press <Enter>. The following
warning message appears:
[ CONFIRM EXIT ]
Chapter 5
Are you sure you want to exit? (Y/N):
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5.2
Creating a RAID driver disk
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing a Windows® operating system
on a hard disk drive that is included in a RAID set.
The motherboard does not provide a floppy drive connector. You have to use a USB floppy
disk drive when creating a SATA RAID driver disk.
5.2.1
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS
To create a RAID driver disk without entering the OS:
1.
Boot your computer.
2.
Press <Del> during POST to enter the BIOS setup utility.
3. Set the optical drive as the primary boot device.
4. Insert the support DVD into the optical drive.
5.
Save changes and exit BIOS.
6. When the Make Disk menu appears, press <1> to create a RAID driver disk.
7. Insert a formatted floppy disk into the USB floppy disk drive, then press <Enter>.
8. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
5.2.2
Creating a RAID driver disk in Windows®
To create a RAID driver disk in Windows®:
1.
Start Windows®.
2. Plug the USB floppy disk drive and insert a floppy disk.
3. Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive.
4. Go to the Make Disk menu, and then click Intel AHCI/RAID Driver Disk to create a
RAID driver disk.
5. Select USB floppy disk drive as the destination disk.
6. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid a computer virus infection.
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5.2.3
Installing the RAID driver during Windows® OS
installation
To install the RAID driver for Windows® 7 or later OS:
1.
During the OS installation, click Load Driver to allow you to select the installation
media containing the RAID driver.
2. Insert the USB flash drive with RAID driver into the USB port or the support DVD into
the optical drive, and then click Browse.
3. Click the name of the device you’ve inserted, go to Drivers > RAID, and then select
the RAID driver for the corresponding OS version. Click OK.
4. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
Chapter 5
Before loading the RAID driver from a USB flash drive, you have to use another computer
to copy the RAID driver from the support DVD to the USB flash drive.
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
•
•
This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
•
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required
to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate this equipment.
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IC: Canadian Compliance Statement
Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS
210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian
interference-causing equipment regulations.
This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
Cut appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Cet appareil est conforme aux normes CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada. Le
fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes :
(1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interférences et
(2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer
un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department
of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement
VCCI Class B Statement
KC: Korea Warning Statement
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REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at
ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin
indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in
municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol
of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal
waste.
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards
for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to
responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging
materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for detailed recycling
information in different regions.
RF Equipment Notices
CE: European Community Compliance Statement
The equipment complies with the RF Exposure Requirement 1999/519/EC, Council
Recommendation of 12 July 1999 on the limitation of exposure of the general public to
electromagnetic fields (0–300 GHz). This wireless device complies with the R&TTE Directive.
Wireless Radio Use
This device is restricted to indoor use when operating in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency
band.
Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy
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The radiated output power of the Wi-Fi technology is below the FCC radio frequency
exposure limits. Nevertheless, it is advised to use the wireless equipment in such a manner
that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.
FCC Bluetooth Wireless Compliance
The antenna used with this transmitter must not be colocated or operated in conjunction with
any other antenna or transmitter subject to the conditions of the FCC Grant.
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Bluetooth Industry Canada Statement
This Class B device meets all requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment
regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la Class B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
NCC: Taiwan Wireless Statement
Japan RF Equipment Statement
KC (RF Equipment)
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ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
Telephone Fax E-mail
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Fax Online support
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7798
info@asus.com.tw
www.asus.com.tw
+86-21-3842-9911
+86-21-5866-8722, ext. 9101#
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address
Telephone
Fax
Web site
Technical Support
Support fax General support
Online support
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
+1-510-739-3777
+1-510-608-4555
http://usa.asus.com
+1-812-284-0883
+1-812-282-2787
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Fax
Web site
Online contact
Technical Support
+49-2102-5789555
+49-2102-959911
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
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Telephone
Support Fax
Online support
Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-959931
http://www.asus.com/de
http://eu-rma.asus.com/sales
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(510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Asus Computer International
Date :
Signature :
Representative Person’s Name :
Oct. 14, 2013
Steve Chang / President
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Supplementary Information:
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
Conforms to the following specifications:
Model Number : RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION
Product Name : Motherboard
hereby declares that the product
Phone/Fax No:
Address:
Responsible Party Name:
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
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Ver. 120601
EC Declaration of Conformity
TAIWAN
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
Country:
Authorized representative in Europe:
Address, City:
RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION
Model name :
Year to begin affixing CE marking:2013
Declaration Date: 14/10/2013
CE marking
2011/65/EU-RoHS Directive
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
2009/125/EC-ErP Directive
EN 60950-1 / A12:2011
2006/95/EC-LVD Directive
EN 300 328 V1.7.1(2006-10)
EN 300 440-1 V1.6.1(2010-08)
EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1(2010-08)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V5.2.1(2011-05)
EN 301 908-2 V5.2.1(2011-07)
EN 301 893 V1.6.1(2011-11)
EN 302 544-2 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 302 623 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50360:2001
EN 62479:2010
EN 50385:2002
EN 62311:2008
1999/5/EC-R &TTE Directive
EN 55022:2010+AC:2011
EN 61000-3-2:2006+A2:2009
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
2004/108/EC-EMC Directive
Name :
Signature : __________
CEO
Jerry Shen
Position :
(EC conformity marking)
Regulation (EC) No. 617/2013
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
EN 60065:2002 / A12:2011
EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2(2011-09)
EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-4 V1.4.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.2.1(2012-09)
EN 301 489-24 V1.5.1(2010-09)
EN 302 326-2 V1.2.2(2007-06)
EN 302 326-3 V1.3.1(2007-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.4.1(2008-11)
EN 302 291-1 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 302 291-2 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 55024:2010
EN 61000-3-3:2008
EN 55020:2007+A11:2011
conform with the essential requirements of the following directives:
Motherboard
Product name :
declare the following apparatus:
GERMANY
4F, No. 150, LI-TE Rd., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN
Address, City:
Country:
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Manufacturer:
We, the undersigned,
Ver. 130816
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(510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Asus Computer International
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Signature :
Date :
Representative Person’s Name :
Apr. 16, 2013
Steve Chang / President
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Supplementary Information:
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
Conforms to the following specifications:
Model Number : OC Panel
Product Name : Motherboard OC accessory
hereby declares that the product
Phone/Fax No:
Address:
Responsible Party Name:
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Ver. 120601
Manufacturer:
GERMANY
Model name :
Year to begin affixing CE marking:2013
Declaration Date: 16/04/2013
CE marking
2011/65/EU-RoHS Directive
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
2009/125/EC-ErP Directive
EN 60950-1 / A12:2011
2006/95/EC-LVD Directive
EN 300 328 V1.7.1(2006-10)
EN 300 440-1 V1.6.1(2010-08)
EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1(2010-08)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V5.2.1(2011-05)
EN 301 908-2 V5.2.1(2011-07)
EN 301 893 V1.6.1(2011-11)
EN 302 544-2 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 302 623 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50360:2001
EN 62479:2010
EN 50385:2002
EN 62311:2008
1999/5/EC-R &TTE Directive
EN 55022:2010
EN 61000-3-2:2006+A2:2009
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
2004/108/EC-EMC Directive
Name :
Signature : __________
CEO
Jerry Shen
Position :
(EC conformity marking)
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
EN 60065:2002 / A12:2011
EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2(2011-09)
EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-4 V1.4.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.1.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-24 V1.5.1(2010-09)
EN 302 326-2 V1.2.2(2007-06)
EN 302 326-3 V1.3.1(2007-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.4.1(2008-11)
EN 302 291-1 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 302 291-2 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 55024:2010
EN 61000-3-3:2008
EN 55020:2007+A11:2011
conform with the essential requirements of the following directives:
Motherboard OC accessory
OC Panel
Product name :
declare the following apparatus:
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
Authorized representative in Europe:
Country:
TAIWAN
Country:
Address, City:
4F, No. 150, LI-TE Rd., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN
Address, City:
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
EC Declaration of Conformity
We, the undersigned,
Ver. 130208
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