Terminator 2
Barebone System
Model T2-R
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User Guide
E1521
Revised Edition V2
February 2004
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Table of contents
Notices ........................................................................................... 6
Safety information .......................................................................... 7
About this guide .............................................................................. 8
System package contents ............................................................ 10
Chapter 1: System introduction
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
Welcome! ............................................................................
Front panel (external) ..........................................................
Front panel (internal) ...........................................................
Rear panel ...........................................................................
Internal components ............................................................
LED panel ............................................................................
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Chapter 2: Basic installation
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
Preparation ..........................................................................
Before you proceed .............................................................
Removing the cover ............................................................
Removing the power supply ................................................
Installing a CPU ...................................................................
2.5.1
Removing the CPU fan and heatsink assembly ....
2.5.2
CPU installation .....................................................
2.5.3
Re-installing the CPU fan and heatsink assembly
2.6 Installing a DIMM .................................................................
2.6.1
Memory configurations ..........................................
2.6.2
DIMM installation ...................................................
2.7 Installing an expansion card ................................................
2.7.1
Expansion slots .....................................................
2.7.2
Expansion card installation ...................................
2.7.3
Configuring an expansion card .............................
2.8 Installing a second optical drive ..........................................
2.9 Installing a hard disk drive ...................................................
2.10 Re-installing the power supply unit ......................................
2.10.1 Voltage selector .....................................................
2.10.2 Power supply specifications ..................................
2.11 Replacing the cover .............................................................
2.12 Connecting external devices ...............................................
To the front panel .................................................................
To the rear panel .................................................................
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Chapter 3: Starting up
3.1
3.2
3.4
3.5
3.6
Installing an operating system .............................................
Powering up ........................................................................
3.3.1
Running the support CD ........................................
3.3.2
Drivers menu .........................................................
3.3.3
Utilities ...................................................................
3.3.4
ASUS contact information .....................................
3.3.5
Other information ..................................................
Software information ...........................................................
3.4.1
Multi-channel audio feature ...................................
3.4.2
ASUS Radio Player ...............................................
3.4.3
ASUS Instant Music ..............................................
Audio DJ ..............................................................................
3.5.1
Playing an audio CD/DVD .....................................
3.5.2
Tuning into an FM radio station .............................
3.5.3
Presetting a station ...............................................
3.5.4
Adjusting the volume .............................................
ASUS Wireless LAN adapter ...............................................
3.6.1
LED indicators .......................................................
3.6.2
Antenna installation ...............................................
3.6.3
Installing the WLAN Card utilities and driver .........
3.6.4
Other support CD options .....................................
3.6.5
The Control Center utility ......................................
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Chapter 4: Motherboard info
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
Introduction ..........................................................................
Motherboard layout .............................................................
Jumper ................................................................................
Internal connectors ..............................................................
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Chapter 5: BIOS setup
5.1
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Managing and updating your BIOS .....................................
5.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk .............................
5.1.2
Using AFUDOS to copy the current BIOS .............
5.1.3
Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS ......................
5.1.4
Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS ...........
5.1.5
Recovering the BIOS with CrashFree BIOS 2 ......
5.1.6
ASUS Update ........................................................
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5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
BIOS Setup program ........................................................... 91
5.2.1
BIOS menu screen ................................................ 92
5.2.2
Menu bar ............................................................... 92
5.2.3
Navigation keys ..................................................... 92
5.2.4
Menu items ............................................................ 93
5.2.5
Sub-menu items .................................................... 93
5.2.6
Configuration fields ............................................... 93
5.2.7
Pop-up window ...................................................... 93
5.2.8
Scroll bar ............................................................... 93
5.2.9
General help .......................................................... 93
Main menu ........................................................................... 94
5.3.1
System Time ......................................................... 94
5.3.2
System Date .......................................................... 94
5.3.3
Legacy Diskette A ................................................. 94
5.3.4
Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave ............ 95
5.3.5
System Information ............................................... 96
Advanced menu .................................................................. 97
5.4.1
Instant Music Configuration ................................... 98
5.4.2
CPU Configuration ................................................ 99
5.4.3
Chipset .................................................................. 99
5.4.4
Onboard Devices Configuration .......................... 102
5.4.5
PCI PnP .............................................................. 103
Power menu ...................................................................... 105
5.5.1
Suspend Mode .................................................... 105
5.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume .............................. 105
5.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support ................................................ 105
5.5.4
ACPI APIC Support ............................................. 105
5.5.5
APM Configuration .............................................. 106
5.5.6
Hardware Monitor ................................................ 107
Boot menu ......................................................................... 109
5.6.1
Boot Device Priority ............................................. 109
5.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 110
5.6.3
Security ................................................................ 111
Exit menu ........................................................................... 114
Appendix
A.1 Wireless LAN adapter channels ......................................... A-2
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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, and
• 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.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! 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.
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.
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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 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 devices into the system, carefully read all the
documentation that came with the package.
Before using the product, make sure 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.
Lithium-Ion Battery Warning
CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by
the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturerís instructions.
VORSICHT: Explosionsgetahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der
Batterie. Ersatz nur durch denselben oder einem vom Hersteller
empfohlenem ähnljchen Typ. Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien
nach Angaben des Herstellers.
LASER PRODUCT WARNING
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
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About this guide
Safeguards
Audience
This guide provides general information on the ASUS Terminator 2
barebone system. Included in this guide are installation instructions and
other information regarding the system. This guide is intended for
experienced users and integrators with hardware knowledge of personal
computers.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
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1.
Chapter 1: System introduction
This chapter gives a general description of the ASUS Terminator 2.
The chapter lists the system features including introduction on the
front and rear panel, and internal components.
2.
Chapter 2: Basic installation
This chapter provides step-by-step instructions on how to install
components in the system.
3.
Chapter 3: Starting up
This chapter helps you power up the system and install drivers and
utilities from the support CD.
4.
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
This chapter gives information about the motherboard that comes
with the system. This chapter includes the motherboard layout,
jumper settings, and connector locations.
5.
Chapter 5: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus and describes the BIOS parameters.
6.
Appendix
The Appendix includes the IEEE 802.11b channels for the wireless
LAN adapter (available on Deluxe-Commercial models only).
Conventions used in this guide
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: Information that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
1.
ASUS websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact
information.
2.
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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System package contents
Check your Terminator 2 system package for the following items.
If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer
immediately.
T2-R Models
Item Description
Commercial
Deluxe
Deluxe
Standard
1. ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system with
• ASUS P4R8T motherboard
• 3-in-1 PCI card*
• Floppy disk drive
• 6-in-1 storage card reader
• FM radio module and radio antenna
• LED panel
• CPU fan and heatsink assembly
2. AC power cable
3. Support CD
4. User Guide
Optional items
• Optical drive**
• Modem module
* IEEE 1394, wireless LAN adapter (with dipolar antenna), and Gigabit LAN
** CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-ROM/DVD-RW
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This chapter gives a general
description of the ASUS
Terminator 2. The chapter lists the
system features including
introduction on the front and rear
panel, and internal components.
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System introduction
Chapter 1
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for choosing the ASUS Terminator 2!
The ASUS Terminator 2 is an all-in-one barebone system with a versatile
home entertainment feature.
Delivered in a stylish mini-tower casing and powered by the ASUS P4R8T
motherboard that supports Intel® Pentium® 4 Northwood/Prescott
processor with an 800MHz FSB, and up to 2GB system memory, the
Terminator 2 system is designed for the sophisticated.
Superb video and audio capabilities, Fast Ethernet/wireless networking,
and extensive connectivity are just some of the many features of the
Terminator 2 system. With these and many more, the Terminator 2
definitely delivers the cutting edge technology for your computing and
multimedia needs!
1.2
Front panel (external)
The front panel includes the system and audio control buttons, system
LEDs, and LED panel.
Commercial Deluxe &
Deluxe model
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Floppy drive door. Open this door to access the floppy disk drive.
2.
Optical drive door. This door opens when you eject the loading tray.
3.
Eject button. Press this button to eject the loading tray of the optical
drive.
4.
Empty drive bay door. This door covers an empty 5.25-inch drive
bay for a second optical drive.
5.
Power button. Press this button to turn the system on.
6.
Power LED. When lit, this LED indicates that the system is ON.
7.
HDD LED. This LED lights up when data is being read from or written
to the hard disk drive
8.
Front panel I/O door. Open this door to show the front panel input/
output ports.
9.
Storage card reader door (Deluxe models only). Open this door to
access the 6-in-1 storage card reader.
10. LED panel (Deluxe models only). The LED panel displays the audio
medium (CD/FM), radio frequency, player status ( / ), real time clock,
track number, and time. See page 20 for details.
The following front panel buttons are activated only when the system is
in Audio DJ mode. The Audio DJ feature allows you to play CD audio
tracks, or tune into an FM radio station without entering the operating
system. See page 55 for details. The audio control buttons are
available only on Deluxe models.
11. CD button ( ). Press this button to put the Audio DJ function to CD
mode.
In Windows® mode, pressing this button shuts down, restarts, or puts
the system in sleep mode (S3) depending on the OS setting.
12. Mode button. Press this button to switch from CD to FM radio mode
or vice versa.
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13. PLAY/PAUSE button ( / ). Press this button to perform various
functions in different modes.
In CD mode, plays or pauses an audio CD track.
In Radio mode, scans the available FM stations when pressed for
less than 2 seconds or presets a station when pressed for more than
2 seconds. Refer to page 55 on how to preset a radio station.
14. STOP button ( ). Press this button to stop the audio track being
played.
15. PREVIOUS button ( ). Press this button to perform various functions
in different modes.
In CD mode, selects the previous audio track.
In Radio mode, selects the previous preset station.
16. NEXT button ( ). Press this button to perform various functions in
different modes.
In CD mode, selects the next audio track.
In Radio mode, selects the next preset station.
17. Volume down button ( –). Press this button to decrease the
system volume.
18. Volume up button ( +). Press this button to increase the system
volume.
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1.3
Front panel (internal)
The optical drive(s), storage card reader slots, and several I/O ports are
located inside the front panel doors.
Open the front panel doors by pressing the
mark.
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Deluxe model
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19. Floppy disk drive. This drive is for 1.44MB, 3.5-inch floppy disk.
20. Optical drive. This is an IDE optical drive.
21. CompactFlash®/Microdrive™ card slot ( ). This slot is for a
CompactFlash®/Microdrive™ storage card.
22. Memory Stick®/Memory Stick Pro™ card slot. This slot is for a
Memory Stick®/Memory Stick Pro™ storage card.
23. Secure Digital™/MultimediaCard slot ( ). This slot is for a Secure
Digital™/MultimediaCard storage card.
24. SmartMedia® card slot ( ). This slot is for a SmartMedia® storage
card.
You can not close the storage card reader door if a storage card is
inserted into any of the card slots.
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25. Headphone port. This port connects a headphone with a stereo
mini-plug.
26. Microphone port. This Mic (pink) port connects a microphone.
27. USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer,
scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
28. 4-pin IEEE 1394 port. This port provides high-speed connectivity for
IEEE 1394-compliant audio/video devices, storage peripherals, and
other PC devices.
29. 6-pin IEEE 1394 port. This port provides high-speed connectivity for
IEEE 1394-compliant audio/video devices, storage peripherals, and
other PC devices.
30. Optical S/PDIF port. This port connects your audio system for
5.1-channel surround sound and enhanced 3D audio.
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1.4
Rear panel
The system rear panel includes the power socket and several I/O ports
that allow convenient connection of devices.
Commercial Deluxe model
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GAME/MIDI port. This port connects a joystick, or game pad for
playing games, and MIDI devices for audio editing.
2.
Telephone port (optional). The optional modem module comes with
a telephone port. Connect one end of an RJ-11 cable to this port and
the other end to the RJ-11 port of the telephone unit.
3.
RJ-11 port (optional). The optional modem module comes with an
RJ-11 port to connect an RJ-11 cable jack. Connect one end of an
RJ-11 cable to this port and the other end to the RJ-11 wall socket.
4.
Serial port. This port connects a mouse, modem, or other devices
that conforms with serial specification.
5.
PS/2 mouse port. This green 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 mouse.
6.
PS/2 keyboard port. This purple 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 keyboard.
7.
VGA port. This port connects a VGA monitor.
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Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a printer, scanner, or other
devices.
9.
Line Out port. This Line Out (lime) port connects a headphone or
speakers. In 4/6-channel mode, the function of this port becomes
Front Speaker Out.
10. Line In port. This Line In (light blue) port connects a tape player or
other audio sources. In 6-channel mode, the function of this port
becomes Low Frequency Enhanced Output/Center.
11. Microphone port. This Microphone (pink) port connects a
microphone. In 4/6-channel mode, the function of this port becomes
Surround speaker.
Audio ports function variation
Port
Headphone/2-Channel
4-Channel
6-Channel
Light Blue
Line In
No function
LFE Output*/Center
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Surround
Surround
* Low Frequency Enhanced Output
12. USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer,
scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
13. Ethernet LAN port. This port allows connection to a Local Area
Network (LAN) through a network hub.
14. AGP slot cover. Remove this cover when installing an AGP card.
15. Chassis fan. This fan provides ventilation inside the system chassis.
16. Radio antenna port. This port connects an optional radio antenna.
17. Power supply unit fan. This fan provides ventilation inside the
power supply unit.
18. Power socket. This socket connects the power cable and plug.
19. Voltage selector. This switch allows you to select the appropriate
voltage supply in your area. See the “Voltage selector” section on
page 38 before adjusting this switch.
20. Expansion card lock. This metal lock secures installed expansion
cards. See page 31 for details.
21. Gigabit LAN port. (Commercial Deluxe models only.) This port
allows high speed connection to the Internet via an ADSL or cable
modem, or local area network.
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22. Wireless LAN adapter antenna connector. (Commercial Deluxe
models only.) This connects the dipolar antenna of the wireless LAN
adapter.
23. Link LED. (Commercial Deluxe models only.) This yellow LED lights
up when the wireless LAN adapter radio is on but has no activity.
24. AIR LED. (Commercial Deluxe models only.) This green LED blinks
when the wireless LAN adapter is transmitting or receiving data.
See page 58 for the wireless LAN adapter LED indications.
1.5
Internal components
The illustration below is the internal view of the system when you remove the
top cover and the power supply unit. The installed components are labeled
for your reference. Proceed to Chapter 2 for instructions on installing other
system components.
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Optical drive
Empty 5.25-inch drive bay
Floppy disk drive
Front panel cover
Hard disk drive tray
Chassis fan
7. ASUS P4R8T motherboard
8. DIMM sockets
9. CPU fan and heatsink assembly
10. AGP slot
11. PCI slot (with an installed
PCI card)
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1.6
LED panel
The LED panel displays various system
information depending on the system
mode.
The LED panel displays the system time in
24-hour format when the system is in soft-off
or stand-by mode, S3 (Suspend-to-RAM), or
S4 (Suspend-to-Disk) state. Enter the BIOS
setup or the operating system to adjust the
time.
Audio DJ mode
The LED panel displays various information when the system is in Audio
DJ mode.
In CD mode, the LED panel displays the
play/pause icon, number, and duration of
the audio CD track being played.
CD mode, play/paused status
In Radio mode, the LED panel displays
the station preset number and station
frequency.
FM radio mode
Refer to page 55 on how to turn on the Audio DJ feature and how to
preset a radio station.
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Chapter 1: System introduction
This chapter provides step-by-step
instructions on how to install
components in the system.
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Chapter 2
2.1
Preparation
Before you proceed, make sure that you have all the components that you
plan to install in the system.
Basic components to install
1.
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Central processing unit (CPU)
DDR Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM)
Expansion card(s)
Hard disk drive
Second optical drive
Tool
Phillips (cross) screw driver
2.2 Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install components into
the system.
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Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or to
a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
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Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
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Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded
antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.
The motherboard comes with an onboard standby power LED. When lit,
this LED indicates that the system is ON, in sleep mode or in soft-off
mode, and not powered OFF. Unplug the power cable from the power
outlet and make sure that the standby power LED is OFF before installing
any system component.
SB_PWR
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P4R8T
P4R8T Onboard LED
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ON
Standby
Power
OFF
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2.3 Removing the cover
To remove the cover:
1.
On the rear panel, locate the
three screws that secure the
cover to the chassis.
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Use a Phillips (cross) screw
driver to remove the cover
screws. Keep the screws for
later use.
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Pull the cover slightly toward
the rear panel until the side tabs
are disengaged from the
chassis.
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Lift the cover, then set aside.
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2.4 Removing the power supply
You must remove the power supply unit (PSU) before you can install a
central processing unit (CPU) and other system components. See page 37
for details on the PSU.
To remove the PSU:
1.
Lay the system on its side on a flat, stable surface.
2.
Disconnect the optical drive and floppy disk drive power plugs.
3.
Remove the screw that secures
the PSU to the chassis.
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Slide the PSU to the left until
the side hook disengages from
the chassis.
5.
Push the PSU towards the front
panel for about half an inch.
6.
Lift the PSU slightly.
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Disconnect the power plugs on
the motherboard.
8.
Set the PSU aside.
When removing the PSU,
make sure to hold or support
it firmly. The unit may
accidentally drop and
damage the other system
components.
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2.5 Installing a CPU
The motherboard comes with a surface mount 478-pin Zero Insertion
Force (ZIF) socket. This socket is specifically designed for Intel®
Pentium® 4 Northwood/Prescott processor.
2.5.1 Removing the CPU fan and heatsink assembly
The system package includes a pre-installed proprietary CPU fan and
heatsink assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
DO NOT replace the proprietary CPU fan and heatsink with other
models.
You must remove the CPU fan and heatsink assembly before you can
install a CPU.
To remove the CPU fan and heatsink assembly:
1.
Carefully press down the
locking lever of the retention
bracket.
2.
Detach the retention bracket
hook from the retention module
hole by flipping the locking lever
to the direction of the arrow.
3.
1
2
Slightly lift the retention bracket.
3
4.
Detach the other retention
bracket hook from the hole on
the other side of the retention
module, then lift.
5.
Do steps 1-4 to remove the
second retention bracket.
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6.
Disconnect the CPU fan cable
from the CPU fan connector on
the motherboard.
7.
Lift the CPU fan and heatsink
assembly, then set aside.
7
6
2.5.2 CPU installation
To install the CPU:
1.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
2.
Unlock the socket by pressing the lever sideways then lifting it up to a
90° angle.
3.
Position the CPU above the socket such that its marked corner (gold
mark) matches the base of the socket lever.
4.
Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it fits in place.
5.
Push down the socket lever to secure the CPU. The lever clicks on
the side tab to indicate that it is locked.
3
4
2
5
1
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2.5.3 Re-installing the CPU fan and heatsink
assembly
To re-install the CPU fan and heatsink assembly:
1.
Position the CPU fan and
heatsink assembly on top of the
installed CPU.
1
2.
Align the retention bracket with
the rails on the side of the CPU
fan.
3.
Attach the retention bracket
hook into the retention module
hole.
4.
Carefully press down the
locking lever on the other side
of the retention bracket.
5.
Attach the locking lever hook
into the retention module hole
to secure the fan and heatsink
assembly in place.
3
2
4
7
5
6.
Follow steps 2 to 5 to re-install
the second retention bracket.
7.
Connect the CPU fan cable to the CPU fan connector on the
motherboard.
Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring
errors may occur if you fail to plug this connector.
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2.6 Installing a DIMM
The motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual Inline
Memory Module (DIMM) sockets. These sockets support up to 2GB
system memory using unbuffered non-ECC PC3200/2700/2100 DIMMs.
2.6.1 Memory configurations
You may install 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, and 1GB DDR DIMMs into
the DIMM sockets.
Obtain DDR DIMMs only from ASUS qualified vendors. Refer to the
table below. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the latest
Qualified Vendors List.
Qualified DDR400 vendors
This table lists the memory modules that have been tested and qualified
for use with this motherboard.
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Size
Vendor
Part Number
Chip Brand
256MB
Chip Number
MICRON
MT8VDDT3264AG-40BC4
MICRON
46V32M8
256MB
PSC
AL5D8B53T-5B1K
PSC
A2S56D30BTP
256MB
TwinMOS
M2G9108AIATT9F081AADT
TwinMOS
TMD7608F8E50D
256MB
SAMSUNG
M368L3223DTM-CC4
SAMSUNG
K4H560838D-TCC4
256MB
SAMSUNG
M368L3223DTM-CCC
SAMSUNG
K4H560838D-TCCC
256MB
Kingston
KVR400X64C25/256
Winbond
W9425088H-5
256MB
Transcend
TS32MLD64V4F3
MOSEL
V58C2256804SAT5
256MB
CORSAIR
CMX256A-3500C2PT
––
––
256MB
Infineon
HYS64D32300GU-5-B
Infineon
HYB25D256800BT-5
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Install only identical (the same type and size) DDR DIMM in
DIMM_A and DIMM_B.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules
from the same vendor.
•
This motherboard only supports x4, x8, x16 chips/per module DDR
DIMMs.
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2.6.2 DIMM installation
To install a DDR DIMM.
1.
Locate the two DIMM sockets on the motherboard.
2.
Unlock a socket by pressing the retaining clips outward.
3.
Align a DIMM on the socket such that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the socket.
4.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the socket until the retaining clips snap
back in place and the DIMM is properly seated.
Retaining clips
3
2
2
4
4
1
A DDR DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction.
DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM!
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2.7
Installing an expansion card
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The motherboard
has one PCI and one Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot. The following
sub-sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
For Commercial Deluxe models, a 3-in-1 PCI card is pre-installed in
the PCI slot. You may refer to this section when installing a different
PCI card on the PCI slot.
2.7.1 Expansion slots
PCI slot
The PCI slot supports PCI cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB
card, and other cards that comply with PCI specifications.
AGP slot
The AGP slot supports AGP 8X (+0.8V) cards and AGP 4X (+1.5V) cards.
When you buy an AGP card, make sure that you ask for one with +0.8V or
+1.5V specification.
Install only +0.8V or +1.5V AGP cards. The P4P8T motherboard does
not support 3.3V AGP cards.
®
P4R8T
Keyed for 1.5v
P4R8T Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)
If installing the ATi 9500 or 9700 Pro Series VGA cards, use only the
card version PN xxx-xxxxx-30 or later, for optimum performance and
overclocking stability.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing
expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and
damage the motherboard.
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2.7.2 Expansion card installation
To install an expansion card.
1.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that
came with it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
2.
Pull the expansion card lock to
the direction of the arrow.
2
Expansion
card lock
3.
Remove the metal bracket
opposite the slot that you intend
to use.
PCI slot AGP slot
3
Metal brackets
4.
Align the card connector with
the slot, then press firmly until
the card is completely seated
on the slot.
4
PCI card
5.
Replace the expansion card
lock to secure the card.
5
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2.7.3 Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any.
See Chapter 5 for information on the BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
Standard interrupt assignments
*
IRQ
Priority
Standard Function
0
1
System Timer
1
2
Keyboard Controller
2
N/A
Programmable Interrupt
3*
11
Communications Port (COM2)
4*
12
Communications Port (COM1)
5*
13
Sound Card (sometimes LPT2)
6
14
Floppy Disk Controller
7*
15
Printer Port (LPT1)
8
3
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
9*
4
ACPI Mode when used
10*
5
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
11*
6
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
12*
7
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
13
8
Numeric Data Processor
14*
9
Primary IDE Channel
15*
10
Secondary IDE Channel
These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
PCI slot 1
AGP slot
Onboard USB controller HC0
Onboard USB controller HC1
Onboard USB 2.0 controller
Onboard LAN
Onboard Audio
A
B
C
D
––
used
––
––
––
––
––
––
––
––
––
––
––
used
shared
––
––
––
––
shared
––
––
––
shared
shared
shared
––
––
When using a PCI card on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support
“Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments.
Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the
system unstable and the card inoperable.
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2.8 Installing a second optical drive
The Terminator 2 system comes with two 5.25-inch drive bays for two
optical drives. If your system came with a pre-installed optical drive, refer
to this section when installing a second optical drive.
Set your second optical drive as Slave device before connecting the
IDE cable and power plug. Refer to the optical drive documentation on
how to set the drive as a Slave device.
To install a second optical drive:
1.
Place the chassis upright.
2.
Locate the front panel cover
hooks.
3.
Press the hooks inward to
release the front panel cover
from the chassis.
4.
Detach the front panel cover top
hooks.
3
3
1
2
3
3
4
4
5.
Push the the front panel cover
slightly outwards, then set it aside.
On Deluxe models, disconnect
the LED panel and the front
audio button panel cables from
their respective connectors
before removing the front panel
cover.
6.
Carefully push the optical drive
into the bay until its screw holes
align with the holes on the bay
as shown.
7.
Secure the optical drive with two
screws on one side of the bay.
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8.
9.
Connect a power cable from
the power supply unit to the
power connector at the back of
the optical drive. See page 38
for details.
8
10
9
Connect one end of the IDE
ribbon cable to the IDE
interface at the back of the
optical drive, matching the red stripe on the cable with Pin 1 on the
IDE interface.
10. Connect one end of the optical drive audio cable to the 4-pin
connector at the back of the optical drive.
11. Connect the other end of the IDE ribbon cable to the secondary IDE
connector (black connector labeled SEC_IDE) on the motherboard.
See page 76 for the location of the secondary IDE connector.
12. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the black 4-pin connector
labeled CD on the motherboard. See page 76 for the location of the
CD connector.
13. Re-install the front panel cover
by aligning its hooks with the
holes on the chassis.
On Deluxe models, re-connect
the LED panel and the front
audio button panel cables to
their respective connectors
before you re-install the front
panel cover.
13
14. Snap the front panel cover
hooks to the chassis holes as
indicated.
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2.9 Installing a hard disk drive
The system supports one UltraATA133 IDE hard disk drive (HDD).
To install a hard disk drive:
1.
Locate the HDD tray lock screw
on the other side of the chassis.
2.
Remove the flat head screw
using a Philips screw driver.
Keep the screw for later use.
1
2
3.
Slide the HDD tray outward until
its slots are released from the
tray locks.
Tray locks
3
Lock slots
Tray locks
4.
5.
Place a hard disk drive on the
tray with its bottom on the open
side. Align the HDD and HDD
tray screw holes.
5
4
Secure the HDD with four
screws.
5
Configure your hard disk drive as Master device before connecting the
IDE cable and power plug. Refer to the HDD documentation on how to
set the drive as a Master device.
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6.
Re-install the HDD tray and
HDD inside the chassis by
slowly sliding it to the tray
hooks.
7.
Secure the HDD metal tray with
the flat head screw you earlier
removed.
8.
Connect one end of the 40-pin
IDE cable to the IDE connector
on the drive.
9.
Connect a 4-pin power plug
from the power supply unit to
the HDD power connector.
10. Connect the other end of the
IDE ribbon cable to the primary
IDE connector (blue connector
labeled PRI_IDE) on the
motherboard. See page 76 for
the location of the primary IDE
connector.
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7
8
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2.10 Re-installing the power supply unit
Re-install the power supply unit (PSU) after installing the system
components and reconnecting the cables.
To reinstall the PSU:
1.
Connect the 20-pin and 4-pin
power plugs to the ATXPWR and
ATX12V connectors on the
motherboard labeled ATXPWR
and ATX12V. See page 77 for
the location of these connectors.
1
1
2.
Position the PSU over the
chassis.
3.
Align the side hook with the
metal slot on the side of the
optical drive bay.
4.
Slide the PSU toward the
direction of the rear panel until it
fits in place.
5.
3
2
4
Secure the PSU with the screw
you removed earlier.
Make sure the PSU cables
do not interfere with the CPU
and chassis fans.
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7
8
Power supply unit plugs
1
1
6
6.
Connect the 4-pin power plug to the power connector of the floppy
disk drive.
7.
Connect the 4-pin power plug(s) to the power connector of the optical
drive(s).
8.
Connect the 4-pin power plug to the power connector of the hard disk
drive.
2.10.1 Voltage selector
The PSU has a 115V/230V voltage selector
switch located beside the power socket. Use this
switch to select the appropriate voltage
according to the voltage supply in your area.
If the voltage supply in your area is 100-127V,
set the switch to 115V.
230
The voltage selector is set to 115V by
default.
If the voltage supply in your area is 200-240V, set the switch to 230V.
Setting the switch to 115V in a 230V environment will seriously
damage the system!
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2.10.2 Power supply specifications
Input characteristics
Input Voltage Range
Min
Nom
Max
Range 1
90V
115V
132V
Range 2
180V
230V
264V
Input Frequency Range
47 Hz to 63 Hz
Maximum Input AC Current
5A max. at 115Vac
3A max. at 230Vac, full load
Inrush Current
No hazards to occur and damage components
Efficiency
65% min. at 115Vac and output full load
Current Harmonic
Meets EN61000-3-2 @ 100Vac/50Hz or
230 Vac/50Hz at full load
EPA
50% min. at input 115Vac, 60Hz
Output characteristics
Output
Voltage
Load Range
Min
Max
Regulation
Ripple
Min
Max
Max
+5V
1.5A
21A
-5%
+5%
50mVp-p
+12V
0.5A
10A
-5%
+5%
120mVp-p
-12V
0.05A
0.8A
-10%
+10%
150mVp-p
+3.3V
0.3A
14A
-5%
+5%
60mVp-p
+5VSB
0.01A
2A
-5%
+5%
60mVp-p
Over-Voltage Protection (OVP)
Output Voltage
Maximum Voltage
+3.3V
4.6V
+5V
6.5V
+12V
15.6V
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2.11 Replacing the cover
To replace the cover:
1.
Turn the chassis upright.
2.
Position the front edge of the
cover at least two inches from
the front panel cover. Fit the
cover tabs with the chassis rail
and the front panel tabs.
3.
Lower the rear edge of the
cover as shown.
4.
Push the cover slightly toward
the front panel until it fits in
place.
5.
Secure the cover with three
screws you earlier removed.
3
2
4
5
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2.12 Connecting external devices
To the front panel
Commercial Deluxe & Deluxe model
Headphone
Mic
Scanner
Camera
HDD
Audio Devices
Standard model
Headphone
Mic
Scanner
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To the rear panel
RJ-11 jack
Telephone
Joystick
Serial mouse
PS/2 Mouse
PS/2 KB
Printer
VGA monitor
Line Out
Recorder
USB Mouse
Power outlet
RJ-45
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Chapter 3
MODE
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Starting up
This chapter helps you power up
the system and install drivers and
utilities from the support CD.
3.1
Installing an operating system
Terminator 2 supports Windows® 2000/XP operating systems (OS). Always
install the latest OS version and corresponding updates so you can
maximize the features of your hardware.
Because motherboard settings and hardware options vary, use the
setup procedures presented in this chapter for general reference only.
Refer to your OS documentation for more information.
3.2 Powering up
The system has two power buttons located in the front panel. Press the
system power button ( ) to enter the OS. Press the button to turn on
the Audio DJ feature.
The Audio DJ feature is available only on Deluxe models. See page 55
for details.
Press to put the system in
Audio DJ mode
MODE
Press to enter the system OS
In Windows® mode, pressing the
button shuts down, restarts, or
puts the system in sleep mode (S3) depending on the OS setting.
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3.3.1 Running the support CD
To begin using the support CD, place the CD in your optical drive. The CD
automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
Click an item to install
Click an icon to display
other information
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of
the support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder.
Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
3.3.2 Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
ATI All In One Driver
Click this item to install the ATI All In One Driver for the P4R8T
motherboard.
AD1888 Driver and Application
This item installs the AD1888 audio driver and SoundMax® application.
See page 48 for details.
If your system comes with a 3-in-1 PCI card, the Marvell Gigabit LAN
Driver and ASUS Wireless LAN Adapter Driver options appear in the
Drivers window.
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3.3.3 Utilities
The Utilities tab displays the applications and softwares that the
motherboard supports.
ASUS PC Probe
This utility continuously monitors vital system information such as fan
rotations, CPU temperature, and system voltages, and alerts you on any
detected problems. This utility helps you keep your computer in a healthy
operating condition.
Install ASUS Update VX.XX.XX
This item installs the ASUS Update that allows you to update the
motherboard BIOS and drivers. This utility requires an Internet connection
either through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP). See page
89 for details.
PC-CILLIN 2002
This item installs the PC-cillin 2002 anti-virus program. View the PC-cillin
online help for detailed information.
ADOBE Acrobat Reader V5.0
This item installs the Adobe® Acrobat Reader®. The Acrobat® Acrobat
Reader® software is for viewing files saved in Portable Document Format
(PDF).
ASUS Radio Application
This item installs the ASUS radio application that allows you to tune in to
an FM radio station. See page 51 for details.
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ASUS Screensaver
This item installs the ASUS Screensaver.
3.3.4 ASUS contact information
Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information.
3.3.5 Other information
The icons on the top right of the screen provide additional information on
the motherboard and the contents of the support CD.
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3.4 Software information
Most of the applications in the support CD have wizards that will
conveniently guide you through the installation. View the online help or
readme file that came with the software for more information.
3.4.1 Multi-channel audio feature
The AD1888 AC ‘97 audio CODEC provides 6-channel audio capability.
Install the AD1888 Driver and Application from the support CD to
activate the 6-channel audio feature.
You must use 4-channel or 6-channel speakers for this setup.
Setting to multi-channel audio
After installing the audio driver, follow these instructions to adjust the audio
settings and avail the onboard 6-channel audio feature.
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1.
From the taskbar, double-click the
SoundMAX Digital Integrated
Audio icon to display the
SoundMAX Control Panel.
2.
The Listening Environment tab
allows you to set to multi-channel
speakers, enable or disable the
Virtual Theater Surround, and
select Acoustic Environments
and Virtual Ear.
3.
The default setting is Stereo
Speakers (2-channel). To set to a
6-channel speaker system, click
the arrow under Speaker Setup to
display a list of options.
4.
Select the option Surround
Sound Speakers (5.1 Surround).
5.
Click the Apply button.
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6.
Click the Test button to display the
Test Listening Environment
window.
7.
Select the audio test path from the
drop-down menu.
8.
After selecting an option, test your
setting by clicking the Play Test
Noise button. While testing, you
will see a black circle moving on
the screen indicating the audio
path.
Audio path indicator
The Play Test Noise button
becomes Stop Playing button.
Click this button at any time to
stop playing.
9.
Click the Close button when done.
10. The MIDI Music Synthesizer tab
allows you to select a setting for
the MIDI.
11. Click the Synthesizer Default Set
drop-down menu to display a list
of options. Choose the desired
setting.
12. Click Apply, then click OK when
finished.
13. Reboot the computer.
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Adjusting the volume settings
1.
After rebooting the system, click
on the volume control icon on the
Windows® taskbar to display the
Volume Control window.
2.
Click the Volume Control
Advanced button. The Advanced
Controls for Volume Control
window appears.
To achieve 6-channel audio
capability when playing DVDs,
check the boxes opposite AC3
SPDIF and PCM SPDIF.
Click Close.
Adjusting the microphone settings
1.
Click on the Microphone Advanced
button to display the Advanced
Controls for Microphone window.
2.
Check the box opposite Mic2
Select to enable the front panel
microphone.
3.
Click Close for the new settings to
take effect.
The rear panel Mic port (pink) is automatically disabled when you
enable the front panel Mic port. Only one Mic port works at a time.
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3.4.2 ASUS Radio Player
ASUS Radio Player allows you to tune into an FM station using the
optional radio module.
Launching the ASUS Radio Player
To launch the ASUS Radio Player:
1.
Install the ASUS Radio Application from the Utilities tab of the
support CD. See page 46 for details.
2.
After installing the application, click Start > All Programs > ASUS >
ASUS Radio Player V1.0 > ASUS Radio Player V1.0 from the
Windows® desktop.
3.
The ASUS Radio Player panel appears.
Close ASUS Radio
Minimize ASUS Radio
Power button
Preset station list
Station frequency
Clock
Increase the volume
Decrease the volume
Mute/Sound on button
Store button
Edit button
Tune left
Scan left
Stop
Tune right
Scan right
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Storing a radio station
To store a radio station:
1.
Use the Scan or Tune buttons
to tune into a radio station you
wish to store.
2.
Click the Store button. A Store
Channel window appears.
3.
Assign a Channel (preset
number) to the radio station
using the arrow buttons.
4.
Type the station name in the field, then click OK.
5.
The stored channel is displayed in the preset station list.
Editing a stored radio
To edit a stored radio station:
1.
Click the Edit button. An Edit
Channel window appears.
2.
Select a radio station you wish
to edit, then click the Edit
button.
3.
Another Edit Channel window
appears.
4.
Edit the station frequency and
name.
Click OK when finished.
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3.4.3 ASUS Instant Music
The motherboard is equipped with a BIOS-based audio playback feature
called Instant Music. This feature is supported by the onboard audio
AC’97 CODEC and requires an optical drive (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM,
CD-RW, or DVD-RW).
•
Instant Music only supports CDs in audio format.
•
Instant Music does not work if you installed and enabled an add-on
sound card.
•
Instant Music only supports PS/2 keyboard.
•
Set the optical drive as secondary master device.
To enable ASUS Instant Music:
1.
Connect the analog audio cable from the optical drive to the 4-pin CD
connector (labeled CD) on the motherboard. See page 76 for the
location of the CD connector.
Make sure to connect the optical drive audio cable. Otherwise, you
cannot control the audio volume using the Instant Music function keys.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn on the system and enter BIOS by pressing the Delete key
during the Power On Self-Tests (POST).
In the Instant Music Configuration menu, select the item Instant
Music and set it to Enabled. See section 5.4.1 “Instant Music
Configuration” on page 98.
The Instant Music CD-ROM Drive item appears if you enabled
Instant Music. Highlight the item then press Enter to display the
CD-ROM options.
Save your changes and exit BIOS Setup.
•
The Scroll Lock LED is fixed to ON after enabling Instant Music.
•
The Caps Lock LED turns ON when you pause the CD playback.
•
When set to Instant Music mode, the system wake-up features
(LAN, keyboard, mouse, USB) are deactivated. In this case, power
up the system using the power switch.
•
If the system lost connection or did not detect any optical drive, the
Instant Music feature turns OFF (disabled) automatically. A “beep”
indicates this condition.
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To use ASUS Instant Music:
1.
2.
Plug the power cord of your PC to an electrical outlet.
Use either one of the two sets of special function keys on your
keyboard to play audio CDs. These keys only function as indicated if
you enabled the Instant Music item in BIOS.
Instant Music function keys (Set 1)
CD
ON/OFF
PLAY/PAUSE
Esc
F1
STOP/EJECT
PREVIOUS
NEXT
F3
F4
F2
VOL. DOWN
VOL. UP
F5
F6
F7
F8
To guide you in using Instant Music, place the Instant Music label over
the function keys on the keyboard. The Instant Music keyboard label
comes with your motherboard package.
Instant Music function keys (Set 2)
CAPS
LOCK
LED
CD ON/OFF
PLAY/PAUSE
STOP/EJECT
PREVIOUS
VOL. DOWN
3.
4.
5.
6.
SCROLL
LOCK
LED
NEXT
VOL. UP
Connect the speakers to the Line Out (lime) port on the rear panel for
audio output. You may also connect a headphone to the headphone
port on the rear panel or on the optical drive front panel.
Insert an audio CD to the optical drive.
Press Esc to turn on Instant Music.
Press F1 or the Space Bar to play the first track on the audio CD.
Iif there is no audio CD inside the optical drive, the drive tray ejects
when you press <F1> or <Space Bar>.
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8.
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Refer to the Instant Music keyboard label to select other tracks or
control the volume.
Press <F2> or <Enter> once to stop playing the audio CD.
Press <F2> or <Enter> again to eject the CD.
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3.5 Audio DJ
Audio DJ is an application that allows you to play audio CD/DVD or tune
into an FM radio station without entering the Terminator 2 operating
system.
To put the system in Audio DJ mode:
1. Connect the system power cord to an electrical outlet.
2.
Press the CD button (
Audio DJ mode.
) on the front panel to put the system in
3.5.1 Playing an audio CD/DVD
To play an audio CD/DVD:
1. Insert an audio CD/DVD to the optical drive.
2.
Press the PLAY/PAUSE ( / ) button to start playing the first track of the
audio CD/DVD.
3.
Press the NEXT ( ) or the PREVIOUS ( ) button to skip to the next
track or to return to the previous track.
4.
Press the STOP ( ) button to stop playing the audio track.
3.5.2 Tuning into an FM radio station
To tune into an FM station:
1. Press the MODE button to put Audio DJ in radio mode.
2.
Press the PLAY/PAUSE ( / ) button for less than 2 seconds to scan
available radio stations in your location. The station scanning stops
when a station is detected.
3.
Press the NEXT ( ) or the PREVIOUS ( ) button to select a preset
station, if any.
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3.5.3 Presetting a station
To preset a radio station:
1.
Put the Audio DJ in radio mode.
2.
Select the radio station you wish to preset by pressing the
PLAY/PAUSE ( / ) button for less than 2 seconds.
3.
After selecting the radio station, press the PLAY/PAUSE ( / ) button
for more than 2 seconds or until the station frequency display in the
LED panel blinks.
4.
Use the NEXT ( ) button or the PREVIOUS ( ) button to select a
preset number (1 ~ 9) for the selected station.
5.
Press the PLAY/PAUSE ( / ) button to assign the preset number to
the radio station.
3.5.4 Adjusting the volume
Press the ( +) button to increase the volume or the (
decrease the volume.
–) button to
Connect a headphone or PC speakers to the rear or front panel Line
Out port for audio output.
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3.6 ASUS Wireless LAN adapter
The 3-in-1 PCI card bundled with the Terminator 2 Commercial Deluxe
model comes with an IEEE 802.11b-compliant wireless LAN adapter for
wireless local area network (WLAN).
The 3-in-1 PCI card is available only on Commercial Deluxe models.
Features
The wireless LAN adapter gives you freedom to connect to a wired or
wireless local area network and the Internet without the wires and cables.
Employing the Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) technology, the
wireless LAN adapter is capable of transmitting and receiving signals
through radio waves on the 2.4 GHz band. Below are other wireless LAN
adapter features:
•
Reliable data transfer rates of up to 11Mbps with automatic fallback to
5.5, 2, and 1Mbps
•
Secure data transmission via Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
encryption
•
Operating distance of up to 100 ft (30 m) indoors
•
Easy installation and full software support
•
Supports infrastructure (wireless LAN adapter to access point) and
Ad-hoc (wireless LAN adapter to other wireless clients) network types
•
Windows® 2000/XP compatible
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Stand-alone dipolar antenna
The wireless LAN adapter operating distance may be shorter if there
are walls, barriers, or interferences in the home layout or operating
environment.
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3.6.1 LED indicators
The wireless LAN adapter comes with a
Data Transmission (Green AIR) and
Network Link (Yellow LINK) LED
indicators. Refer to the table below for
LED indications.
AIR
Fast Blink
ON
OFF
Blink
AIR LED
LINK LED
LINK
Indications
ON
ON
OFF
OFF
The wireless LAN adapter is on and is transmitting/receiving data.
The wireless LAN adapter is on but no data activity.
The wireless LAN adapter is off or disabled.
The wireless LAN adapter is not connected to a wireless network.
3.6.2 Antenna installation
Connect the dipolar antenna to the antenna connector (male) of the
wireless LAN adapter before installing the drivers and utilities.
Place the antenna at an elevated location to receive or transmit better
signal. Do not place the antenna under your table or in a closed
compartment.
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3.6.3 Installing the WLAN Card utilities and driver
To install the Wireless LAN adapter driver and the Control Center utility in
your Terminator 2 system:
1. Insert the Terminator 2 support CD to the optical drive.
2.
In the Drivers window, Click the
ASUS Wireless LAN Adapter
Driver item. An installation
window appears.
3.
Click Install ASUS WLAN Card
Utilities/Driver to begin
installation.
3.6.4 Other support CD options
Uninstall ASUS WLAN Card
Utilities/ Driver. Click this option to
uninstall the WLAN Card utilities and
driver from your system.
Read/Install User Documentation.
Click to view the user handbook,
installation, and quick setup guides in PDF format.
Install Screen Savers. Click this option to install the WiFi@HOME screen
savers in your Terminator 2 system.
Explore this CD. Click this option to explore the support CD contents.
Browse our Web Site. Click this option to visit the ASUS website.
Installation Language. This option allows you to change the installation
language. Click the arrow to display available installation languages.
Click EXIT to close the installation window.
Refer to the ASUS Wireless LAN Adapter user guide in the support CD
for details. You may access the user guide by clicking the Read/Install
User Documentation from the installation window.
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3.6.5 The Control Center utility
The Control Center utility is a management
software that launches applications and
configures network settings. The Control
Center Utility starts automatically when the system boots and displays the
Control Center icon in the Windows® taskbar. The Control Center icon
serves as an application launcher, and indicator of signal quality and
Internet connection.
Control Center icons
The Control Center icon indicates the quality of link to the access point
and connection to the Internet. Refer to the table below for icon
indications.
Station Mode
Infrastructure Network Mode (wireless LAN adapter to an access point)
Excellent link quality and
connected to the Internet
Good link quality and
connected to the Internet
Fair link quality and
connected to the Internet
Poor link quality but
connected to the Internet
Not linked but connected
to the Internet
Excellent link quality but not
connected to the Internet
Good link quality but not
connected to the Internet
Fair link quality but not
connected to the Internet
Poor link quality and not
connected to the Internet
Not linked and not
connected to the Internet
Ad-hoc Network Mode (wireless LAN adapter to other Wi-Fi device)
Linked
Not Linked
Connected to the Internet
Soft Access Point Mode
Wireless LAN adapter is in soft access point (Soft AP) mode.
Control Center right-click menu
Right-clicking the Control Center icon
displays the right-click menu. The
following sections describe the
right-click menu items.
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Wireless LAN Card Settings
Tabbed property sheets
Property window
The Wireless LAN Card Settings
is the main interface that allows
you to control the ASUS wireless
LAN adapter. Use the Wireless
Settings to view the operational
and connection status, or to
modify the wireless LAN adapter
configuration.
The Wireless Settings window is
composed of the property window
and tabbed property sheets. Click
the icons in the property window
to display their tabbed property sheets.
Status - Status tab
The Status tab provides general
information on the wireless LAN
adapter.
Association State. This field
displays the connection status and
MAC address of the network where
the system is connected.
Service Set Identifier (SSID). This
field displays the SSID of the
network where the adapter is
associated or is intending to join. The
SSID is a group name shared by every member of a wireless network.
Only client PCs with the same SSID are allowed to establish a connection.
The MAC Address field displays the hardware address of a device
connected to a network.
The Current Channel field displays the radio channel the adapter is
currently tuned. The channel changes when the adapter scans available
channels. See the Appendix for channel information.
The Current Data Rate field displays the data transfer rate between the
adapter and the access point.
The Radio State field displays the radio communication status. Click the
Disable Radio button if you wish to disable radio communication with an
access point or a Wi-Fi device.
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Rescan button - Click this button to allow the adapter to scan available
wireless networks and to connect to the network with the best signal
quality.
Change SSID button - Click this button to change the SSID. Refer to the
“Config-Basic tab” section on the next page for details.
Search and Connect button - Click this button to view all wireless
networks within the adapter range. Refer to the “Site survey” section on
page 67 for details.
Status - Connection tab
The Connection tab provides
real-time information on connection
throughput, frame errors, signal
strength, link quality and overall
connection quality in graph
representation.
On Soft AP mode, only the
Throughput and Frame Error
fields appear.
Status - IP Config tab
The IP Config tab displays the
current host and Ethernet adapter
configurations. IP Config displays
TCP/IP information including the IP
address, subnet mask, default
gateway, DNS and Windows Internet
Naming Service (WINS)
configurations.
Use the IP Config tab to verify your
network settings.
IP Release. Releases the DHCP IP address for the wireless LAN adapter.
IP Renew. Renews the DHCP IP address for the wireless LAN adapter.
Ping. Click this button to display the Ping tab. Use ping to verify a
connection to a particular host name or IP address.
You may only use the IP Release and IP Renew buttons if the adapter
is configured by a DHCP server.
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Status - Ping tab
The Ping tab allows you to verify the
connection of the host computer with
another computer in the network. To
ping a connection:
1.
Type the IP address of the
connection you want to verify in
the IP Address field.
2.
Configure the ping session by
assigning the size and count of
packet to send, and the time
limit for a ping session to continue (in milliseconds).
3.
Click the Ping button.
During the ping session, the Ping
button toggles into a Stop button.
Click Stop anytime to cancel the
ping session.
The session field displays
information on the verified
connection including the roundtrip
time (minimum, maximum, and
average) packets sent, received, and
lost after a ping session.
Click the Clear button to clear the
ping session field.
Config - Basic tab
The Basic tab provides general
information on network types and
other configurations.
Network Type. Select the type of
network that you wish to use. Select
Infrastructure mode to establish a
connection with an access point
(AP). In this mode, your system can
access wireless LAN and wired LAN
(Ethernet) via the AP. Select the Ad
Hoc mode to communicate directly
with other wireless clients within the adapter operating range.
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Network Name - Displays the network SSID. The network SSID is a string
use to identify a wireless LAN. You may set the SSID to a null string to
allow your station to connect to any available access point.
Null string may not be used in Ad-hoc mode.
Channel. In Infrastructure mode, wireless LAN adapter automatically
tunes in to the access point channel. In Ad-hoc mode, select a channel
that is allowed for use in your country/region. See the Appendix for
channel information.
Data Rate. Select Fully Auto to allow the wireless LAN adapter to adjust to
the most suitable connection. You may also fix data transfer rates to 11,
5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps.
PS Mode. This field allows control of the wireless LAN adapter power
saving features. The CAM (Constantly Awake mode) is recommended for
systems running on AC power. Other options include MAX_PSP
(Maximum Power Savings) and Fast_PSP (Fast power-saving mode)
Others. Click the WEP or Advanced link to open the Encryption or
Advanced property tab sheet.
Config - Encryption tab
Wireless data transmissions
between your wireless LAN adapter
and the AP are secured using the
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
encryption. Check the Data
encryption (WEP enabled) option to
assign the WEP keys.
Check the Network Authentication
(Shared Mode) option if you wish to
use a network key to authenticate a
preferred wireless network.
Unchecking this option allows the network to operate on an Open System
mode.
Key Format allows you to set a hexadecimal digit or ASCII character WEP
key.
Key Length allows you to choose a 64-bit or a 128-bit WEP key. A 64-bit
encryption contains 10 hexadecimal digits or 5 ASCII characters. A 128-bit
encryption contains 26 hexadecimal digits or 13 ASCII characters.
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All wireless clients in a network must have identical WEP keys to
communicate with each other or with an access point.
Two ways to assign WEP keys
Manual Assignment. For a 64-bit encryption, enter 10 hexadecimal digits
(0~9, a~f, A~F) or 5 ASCII characters in each of the four WEP keys. For
128-bit encryption enter 26 hexadecimal digits (0~9, a~f, A~F) or 13 ASCII
characters in each of the four WEP keys.
Automatic Generation. Type a combination of up to 64 letters, numbers,
or symbols in the Passphrase field. The Wireless Settings utility uses an
algorithm to generate four WEP keys based on the typed combination.
•
64-bit and 40-bit WEP keys use the same encryption method and
can interoperate on wireless networks. This lower level of WEP
encryption uses a 40-bit (10 hexadecimal digits assigned by the
user) secret key and a 24-bit Initialization Vector assigned by the
wireless LAN adapter. 104-bit and 128-bit WEP keys use the same
encryption method.
•
After assigning the WEP keys, click APPLY to save and activate
the encryption. Manually assigned encryptions are more secure
than automatically generated encryptions.
•
Use Manual Assignment instead of Automatic Generation if you are
not sure whether other wireless clients use the same algorithm as
that of wireless LAN adapter.
•
Keep a record of the WEP encryption keys.
Config - Advanced tab
The Advanced tab displays the
wireless LAN adapter advanced
settings. It is recommended that you
keep the default settings for optimum
performance.
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Config - Soft AP tab
The Soft AP tab displays the Internet
Connection Sharing (ICS) and bridge
features of the wireless LAN adapter.
The Soft AP tab appears only
on systems running on
Windows® XP.
SoftAP/STA Mode. This field allows
you to select the wireless LAN
adapter mode. Select Station Mode if
you wish to connect to an access point or to other wireless devices
(Ad-hoc mode). Select Soft AP Mode to configure your computer as a soft
access point. Fields in the network diagram are enabled when Soft AP
mode is selected.
Enable ICS. This option allows you to share a single Internet connection
with other computers in a wireless network. When this option is disabled,
the available Internet connection may be bridged with the adapter.
Refer to user guide in the support CD for detailed information on ICS
and network bridge features.
Enable Firewall. This option is
active when ICS is enabled. Check
this item to activate the firewall and
prevent unauthorized access to your
home or small office network.
Available Network Connections.
This field displays all available
network connections in the host
computer. To enable Internet
Connection Sharing (ICS), drag the
network connection to the Internet
box, then click Apply.
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Site Survey
The Site Survey window displays
the available networks within the
wireless LAN adapter range and the
following network settings:
BSSID - The IEEE MAC address of
the available wireless networks.
SSID - SSID (service set identifier) of
the network.
CH - Direct sequence channel used
by the network.
RSSI - Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) in dBm.
Type - wireless network mode. AP indicates an Infrastructure network
type. STA indicates an Ad-hoc network type.
WEP - shows whether a network has an enabled (On) or disabled (Off)
WEP encryption.
Select an available network and click Connect to establish connection.
Click Search to rescan available networks.
About
Click this icon to view the software
version, driver version, and copyright
information.
Link State
The Link State displays the current
connection status of the wireless LAN
adapter to the AP or to other Wi-Fi
devices. An icon represents the Link
State for easy identification. Refer to
the table below for icon indications.
Table of Icon Indications
Excellent link quality (Infrastructure)
Not linked (Infrastructure)
Good link quality (Infrastructure)
Linked (Ad-hoc)
Fair link quality (Infrastructure)
Not linked (Ad-hoc)
Poor link quality (Infrastructure)
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Command icons
Apply. Click to apply the changes
made on the adapter configuration
and settings.
OK. Click to close the Wireless
Settings utility window.
Cancel. Click to cancel any changes
made on the adapter configuration or
settings. Clicking Cancel closes the
Wireless Settings utility window.
Help. Click to display the help menu.
Help Menu
The Control Center utility comes with
a Help menu to guide you in using
the Control Center and Wireless
Settings utilities.
Right-click the Control Center icon,
then select Help. Select the utility
you wish to view the help files.
Change Mode
The Change Mode menu allows you
to set the wireless LAN adapter in a
Station (STA) or soft Access Point
(AP) mode.
Refer to user guide in the support CD before setting the adapter in soft
AP mode.
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Preferences
The Preferences window allows you
to customize the Control Center
Utility settings.
About Control Center
The About Control Center menu
displays the the software copyright
and version information.
Control Center left-click menu
Left-clicking the Control Center icon displays the left-click Menu. The
options are described below.
Wireless Radio On – Turns the
wireless LAN adapter radio ON.
Wireless Radio Off – Turns the
wireless LAN adapter radio OFF.
Search & Connect – View available
wireless networks within range.
Wireless Option – Sets your Windows® XP wireless networking
environment.
The Control Center left-click menu is available only when the adapter
is set to Station Mode (STA).
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This chapter gives information
about the motherboard that comes
with the system. This chapter
includes the motherboard layout,
jumper settings, and connector
locations.
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Motherboard info
Chapter 4
4.1
Introduction
The ASUS P4R8T motherboard comes already installed in the ASUS
Terminator 2 system. This chapter provides technical information about the
motherboard for future upgrades or system reconfiguration.
4.2 Motherboard layout
24.89cm (9.8in)
IOC_MB
CHA_FAN
AUX
ATI
RS300
ATX12V
FP_AUDIO
CD
RTL
8201BL
SB_PWR
LCD_PANEL
MDC
VIA
VT6202
AGP1
ATI
IXP200
BAT
CLRTC
USB56
PCI Slot 1
BUZZER
P4R8T
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J1
PRI_IDE
USB2.0 Top:
T: USB1 RJ-45
B: USB2
SPDIF OUT
AD1888
CIR_CON
SEC_IDE
Mic
In
Super
I/O
FLOPPY
Line
In
PARALLEL PORT
Line
Out
CPU_FAN
DDR DIMM_B1 (64/72-bit, 184-pin module)
VGA1
DDR DIMM_A1 (64/72-bit, 184-pin module)
Socket 478
Flash
BIOS
20.06cm (7.9in)
T:Mouse
B:Keyboard
ATX Power Connector
PS/2
USB34
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4.3 Jumper
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system
setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The RAM
data in CMOS, that include system setup information such as system
passwords, is powered by the onboard button cell battery.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the
cap on pins 2-3 for about 5-10 seconds, then move the cap back
to pins 1-2.
4. Re-install the battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
CLRTC
1 2
®
2 3
P4R8T
P4R8T Clear RTC RAM
Normal
(Default)
Clear CMOS
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC
jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot
failure.
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4.4 Internal connectors
This section describes and illustrates the connectors on the motherboard.
See page 19 for the description of rear panel connectors.
1.
Front panel USB connector (10-1 pin USB34)
P4R8T
®
P4R8T USB Connector
2.
1
6
5
10
USB Power
USBP3–
USBP3+
GND
USB34
USB Power
USBP2–
USBP2+
GND
NC
The USB34 header is connected to the USB_2 connector in the front
panel I/O daughterboard.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
The SPDIF_OUT is connected to the SPDIF_OUT2 connector in the
front panel I/O daughterboard to support the optical S/PDIF port.
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+5V
GND
SPDIFOUT
SPDIF OUT
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3.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin FP_AUDIO)
Line out_L
NC
Line out_R
MICPWR
MIC2
This connector supports the front panel audio I/O ports. Connect this
interface to the J1 connector in the front panel I/O daughterboard.
BLINE_OUT_L
P4P8T
®
P4P8T Front Panel Audio Connector
4.
BLINE_OUT_R
+5VA
AGND
FP_AUDIO
Optional modem connector (10-1 pin MDC)
This interface connects to the JP2 connector on the optional modem
module.
MDC
1
®
P4R8T
P4R8T MDC Connector
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+3VSB
AC_RST#
AC_SDOUT
PHONE
AC_SYNC
AC_SDIN1
GND
MDC_BITCLK
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5.
IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE, SEC_IDE)
The PRI_IDE connector is for the UltraATA100 IDE hard disk ribbon
cable. Connect the cable’s blue connector to the IDE connector, then
connect the gray connector to a secondary master device (optical
drive) and the black connector to the UltraATA100 primary master
device (hard disk drive). Configure the hard disk drive and the optical
drive as primary/secondary master device by adjusting their jumper
settings. Refer to their respective documentation for details.
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on
the UltraATA cable connector. This prevents incorrect orientation when
you connect the cables.
For UltraATA133 IDE devices, use an 80-conductor IDE cable.
P4R8T
®
P4R8T IDE Connectors
6.
PRI_IDE
SEC_IDE
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
PIN 1
Internal audio connectors (4-pin AUX, CD)
Right Audio Channel
Left Audio Channel
Ground
Left Audio Channel
Ground
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound
sources such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
Right Audio Channel
AUX(White)
®
CD(Black)
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7.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. After
connecting one end to the motherboard, connect the other end to the
floppy disk drive. (Pin 5 is removed to prevent incorrect insertion
when using ribbon cables with pin 5 plug).
FLOPPY
PIN 1
®
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
P4R8T
P4R8T Floppy Disk Drive Connector
8.
ATX power connectors (20-pin ATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
These connectors are for the 20-pin and 4-pin power plugs from the
power supply unit. The plugs from the power supply unit are designed
to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper
orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
See page 39 for details on the power supply unit.
ATXPWR
+12.0Volts
+5V Standby
Power Good
Ground
+5.0 Volts
Ground
+5.0 Volts
Ground
+3.3 Volts
+3.3 Volts
ATX12V
®
+5.0 Volts
+5.0 Volts
-5.0 Volts
Ground
Ground
Ground
Power Supply On
Ground
-12.0Volts
+3.3Volts
+12V DC
COM
+12V DC
COM
P4R8T
P4R8T ATX Power Connector
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9.
CPU and chassis fan connectors (3-pin CPU_FAN, CHA_FAN)
The fan connectors support the proprietary CPU fan and chassis fan.
Connect the fan cable to the connector matching the black wire to the
ground pin.
®
CHA_FAN
CPU_FAN
GND
+12V
Rotation
Rotation
+12V
GND
P4R8T
P4R8T 12-Volt Cooling Fan Power
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Lack of
sufficient air flow within the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on
the fan connectors!
10. I/O extension module (22-pin IOC_MB)
This connector is for the CGAEX extension module. The CGAEX
extension module supports the rear panel GAME/MIDI and serial
ports.
GAME
COM1
®
CGAEX
IOC_DC
®
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11. USB card reader connector (10-1 pin USB56)
This connector supports the storage card reader. Connect one end of
the storage card reader cable to pins 1-5 of this connector, as shown.
GND
USBP3+
USBP3USB Power
USB56
6
5
1
NC
GND
USBP2+
USBP2USB Power
®
10
P4R8T
P4R8T USB Card Reader Connector
12. System panel connector (8-1 pin PANEL)
This connector accommodates several system front panel functions.
Power LED
IDE_LED–
IDE_LED+
PLED–
PLED+
IDE_LED
Ground
PWR
PANEL
ATX Power
Switch*
®
P4R8T
P4R8T System Panel Connector
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* Requires an ATX power supply.
Power LED Lead
This 2-pin connector connects to the system power LED. The LED
lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the
system is in sleep mode.
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ATX Power Switch
This connector connects a switch that controls the system power.
Pressing the power switch turns the system between ON and SLEEP,
or ON and SOFT OFF, depending on the BIOS or OS settings.
Pressing the power switch while in the ON mode for more than 4
seconds turns the system OFF.
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IDE LED Lead
This 2-pin connector supplies power to the hard disk drive activity
LED. The read or write activities of any device connected to the
primary or secondary IDE connector cause this LED to light up.
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BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change
system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus and describes the
BIOS parameters.
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5.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
AFUDOS (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable floppy disk.)
2.
ASUS EZ Flash (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk during POST.)
3.
CrashFree BIOS 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk or the
support CD when the BIOS gets corrupted.)
4.
ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
Refer to the corresponding section for each utility.
Important notes
•
It is recommended that you save a copy of the original
motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk in case you
need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original
motherboard BIOS using the AFUDOS or the ASUS Update
utilities.
•
A working BIOS file for this motherboard is in the support CD.
Use this file only when you do not have a copy of the original
motherboard BIOS file in a floppy disk.
•
Visit the ASUS website and download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard using the ASUS Update utility.
5.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk
1.
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive. At the DOS prompt, type:
format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® 98SE/ME environment
a. From your Windows desktop, click on Start, then select My
Computer.
b. Double-click on Add/Remove Programs icon from the Control
Panel window.
c. Click on the Startup Disk tab, then on Create Disk... button.
d. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk when prompted. Follow the
succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
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Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
b. From your Windows desktop, click on Start, then select My
Computer.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click File from the menu, then select Format. A Format 3 1/2
Floppy Disk window appears.
e. Select Create an MS-DOS startup disk from the format options
field, then click Start.
2. Copy the original (or the latest) motherboard BIOS to the bootable
floppy disk.
5.1.2 Using AFUDOS to copy the current BIOS
The AFUDOS.EXE utility can also be used to copy the current system
BIOS settings to a floppy or hard disk. The copy can be used as a backup
in case the system BIOS fails or gets corrupted.
1.
At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /o<filename>
where “filename” can be any user provided filename of not more than
eight (8) alpha-numeric characters for the main filename and three (3)
alpha-numeric characters for the extension name.
Press the Enter key.
The BIOS information on the screen is for reference only. What you
see on your screen may not be exactly the same as shown.
Main filename Extension name
A:\>afudos /oBIOSOLD.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
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2.
The utility will copy the current system BIOS by default to the floppy
disk. Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and have
enough space (at least 600KB) to store the file.
A:\>afudos /oBIOSOLD.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
A:\>
When the BIOS copy process is complete, the utility returns to the
DOS prompt.
5.1.3 Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS
The AFUDOS is a DOS-based application that lets you update the BIOS
file using a bootable floppy diskette. AFUDOS also allows you to copy the
original BIOS file to a floppy diskette.
To update the BIOS using the AFUDOS.EXE:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for your motherboard. Save the BIOS file to the bootable floppy
disk you created earlier.
Write down the BIOS file name to a piece of paper. You need to type
the exact BIOS file name at the prompt.
2.
Copy the AFUDOS.EXE utility from the support CD to the bootable
floppy disk that contains the BIOS file.
3.
Boot the system from the floppy disk.
4.
At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /i<filename.rom>
where “filename.rom” means the latest (or original) BIOS file that you
copied to the bootable floppy disk.
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The screen displays the status of the update process.
The BIOS information on the screen is for reference only. What you
see on your screen may not be exactly the same as shown.
A:\>afudos /ip4r8t.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
DO NOT shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so may cause system boot failure!
When the BIOS update process is complete, the utility returns to the
DOS prompt.
A:\>afudos /ip4r8t.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file .....
Erasing flash ....
Writing flash ....
Verifying flash ..
done
done
0x0008CC00 (9%)
done
A:\>
5.
Reboot the system from the hard disk.
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5.1.4 Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS
The ASUS EZ Flash feature allows you to easily update the BIOS without
having to go through the long process of booting from a floppy disk and
using a DOS-based utility. The EZ Flash is built-in the BIOS LPC chip so it
is accessible by simply pressing <Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self
Tests (POST).
To update the BIOS using ASUS EZ Flash:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for your motherboard and rename it to P4R8T.ROM. Save the
BIOS file to a floppy disk.
2.
Reboot the system.
3.
To launch EZ Flash, press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the
following.
User recovery requested. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
4.
•
If there is no floppy disk found in the drive, the error message
“Floppy not found!” appears.
•
If the correct BIOS file is not found in the floppy disk, the error
message “P4R8T.ROM not found!”
Insert the floppy disk that contains the BIOS file. If the P4R8T.ROM
file is found in the floppy disk, EZ Flash performs the BIOS update
process and automatically reboots the system when done.
DO NOT shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so may cause system boot failure!
User recovery requested. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “p4r8t.rom”. Completed.
Start flashing...
Flashed successfully. Rebooting.
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5.1.5 Recovering the BIOS with CrashFree BIOS 2
The CrashFree BIOS 2 auto recovery tool allows you to restore BIOS from
the motherboard support CD, or from a floppy disk that contains the BIOS
file, in case the current BIOS on the motherboard fails or gets corrupted.
•
Prepare the support CD that came with the motherboard or a
floppy disk that contains the motherboard BIOS (P4R8T.ROM)
before proceeding with the BIOS update process.
•
If you have saved a copy of the original motherboard BIOS to a
bootable floppy disk, you may also use this disk to restore the
BIOS. See section “5.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk.”
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
Boot the system.
2.
When a corrupted BIOS is detected, the following message appears.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
3.
Insert a floppy disk that contains the original, or the latest, BIOS file
for this motherboard (P4R8T.ROM). If the BIOS file that you
downloaded from the ASUS website has a different filename (e.g.
P4R8T11.ROM), rename it to P4R8T.ROM. The BIOS update
process continues when the P4R8T.ROM is found.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “p4r8t.rom”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so may cause system boot failure!
4. When the BIOS update process is complete, reboot the system.
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To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
Make sure the optical drive is set as secondary master device when
recovering the BIOS using the support CD.
1.
Boot the system.
2.
When a corrupted BIOS is detected, the following screen message
appears.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
The system automatically checks the CD-ROM if there is no floppy disk
found in the drive.
3.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The support CD contains
the original BIOS for this motherboard.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
Checking for CD-ROM...
CD-ROM found.
Reading file “p4r8t.rom”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so may cause system boot failure!
4.
When the BIOS update process is complete, reboot the system.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this
motherboard. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the
latest BIOS file.
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5.1.6 ASUS Update
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to update the motherboard
BIOS in Windows® environment. This utility is available in the support CD
that comes with the motherboard package. ASUS Update requires an
Internet connection either through a network or an Internet Service
Provider (ISP).
To install ASUS Update:
1.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update VX.XX.XX.
See page 46 for the Utilities screen menu.
3.
The ASUS Update utility is copied into your system.
To update the BIOS using the ASUS Update:
1.
Launch the utility from the Windows desktop by clicking Start >
Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS
Update initial screen appears.
2.
Select your desired update
method, then click Next.
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3.
If you selected updating/
downloading from the Internet,
select the ASUS FTP site
nearest you to avoid network
traffic, or choose Auto Select.
Click Next.
4.
From the FTP site, select the
BIOS version that you wish to
download. Click Next.
5.
Follow the instructions on the
succeeding screens to
complete the update process.
If you selected the option to
update the BIOS from a file, a
window pops up prompting
you to locate the file. Select
the file, click Save, then follow
the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
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5.2
BIOS Setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable Firmware Hub (FWH) that
you can update using the provided utility described in section “5.1
Managing and updating your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section
explains how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you may want to
change the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you
may want to enable the security password feature or make changes to the
power management settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system
using the BIOS Setup program so that the computer can recognize these
changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the firmware hub.
The firmware hub stores the Setup utility. When you start up the computer,
the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. Press
<Delete> during the Power-On Self Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility,
otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system
chassis. You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on.
Do this last option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. It is
a menu-driven program, which means you can scroll through the various
sub-menus and make your selections among the predetermined choices.
Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the following
BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purposes only,
and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
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5.2.1 BIOS menu screen
Menu items Menu bar
Configuration fields
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
[11:10:19]
[Thu, 09/27/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
[ST321122A]
[ASUS CDS520/]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
General help
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to select a
field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Information
Sub-menu items
Navigation keys
5.2.2 Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Advanced For changing the advanced system settings
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
5.2.3 Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for
that particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu
and change the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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5.2.4 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 (Advanced, Power,
Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
Main menu items
5.2.5 Sub-menu items
An item with a sub-menu on any menu screen is distinguished by a solid
triangle before the item. To display the sub-menu, select the item and
press <Enter>.
5.2.6 Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is
user-configurable, you may change the value of the field opposite the item.
You can not select an item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when
selected. To change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to
display a list of options. Refer to “5.2.7 Pop-up window.”
5.2.7 Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press Enter
to display a pop-up window with the
configuration options for that item.
5.2.8 Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side
Pop-up window
of a menu screen when there are
Scroll bar
items that do not fit on the screen.
Press Up/Down arrow keys or PageUp/PageDown keys to display the
other items on the screen.
5.2.9 General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the
selected item.
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5.3 Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears
giving you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section 5.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu
screen items and how to navigate through them.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
[11:10:19]
[Thu, 09/27/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to select a
field.
[ST321122A]
[ASUS CDS520/]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Information
5.3.1 System Time [xx:xx:xxxx]
This item allows you to set the system time.
5.3.2 System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
This item allows you to set the system date.
5.3.3 Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[2.88M, 3.5 in.]
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5.3.4 Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave
While entering Setup, BIOS auto-detects the presence of IDE devices.
There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item
then press Enter to display the IDE device information.
Primary IDE Master
Select the type of
device connected to the
system.
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: Maxtor 6Y080L0
Size
: 81.9GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
: 4
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-6
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block (Multi-sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
Smart Monitoring
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
The values opposite the dimmed items (Device, Vendor, Size, LBA Mode,
Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra DMA, and SMART monitoring)
are auto-detected by BIOS and are not user-configurable. These items
show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to Auto allows automatic
selection of the appropriate IDE device type. Select CDROM if you
are specifically configuring a CD-ROM drive. Select ARMD (ATAPI
Removable Media Device) if your device is either a ZIP, LS-120, or
MO drive. Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM]
[ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to Auto enables the LBA
mode if the device supports this mode, and if the device was not
previously formatted with LBA mode disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to Auto,
the data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a
time if the device supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to
Disabled, the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector
at a time. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
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PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.3.5 System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications.
The items in this menu are auto-detected by BIOS.
AMI BIOS
Version
: 08.00.09
Build Date : 11/17/03
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Family CPU 2.40G
: 2400MHz
: 1
System Memory
Size
: 256MB
AMIBIOS
This item displays the auto-detected BIOS information.
Processor
This item displays the auto-detected CPU specification.
System Memory
This item displays the auto-detected system memory.
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5.4 Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU
and other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
Instant Music Configuration
Configure CPU.
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCI PnP
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5.4.1 Instant Music Configuration
Instant Music Option
Instant Music
Disable/Enable Instant
Music feature.
[Disabled]
Instant Music [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Instant Music feature in BIOS.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
•
When Instant Music is enabled, the PS/2 keyboard power up
feature is automatically disabled. See page 53 for details on the
Instant Music feature.
•
The following item appears only if you enable the Instant Music
option.
Radio Region [Europe]
This item allows you to select the radio region for the radio module.
Configuration options: [USA] [Europe] [Japan] [East Europe].
This item appears only on Commercial Deluxe and Deluxe models.
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5.4.2 CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information auto-detected by
BIOS.
Configure advanced CPU settings
Manufacturer
Brand String
Frequency
FSB Speed
:
:
:
:
Intel(R)
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Family CPU 2.40G
2400MHz
533MHz
Cache L1
Cache L2
Cache L3
: 8 KB
: 512 KB
: 0 KB
Ratio Status : Locked
Ratio Actual Value
: 18
CPU Internal Thermal Control
[Auto]
CPU Internal Thermal Control [Auto]
This item allows you to activate the CPU Internal Thermal control feature.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
5.4.3 Chipset
The Chipset menu items allow you to change the advanced chipset
settings. Select an item then press Enter to display the sub-menu.
NorthBridge Configuration
SouthBridge Configuration
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NorthBridge Configuration
Init. Graphic Adapter Priority
[PCI/AGP]
DRAM CAS Select
AGP Aperture Size
UMA Frame Buffer Size
[Slow]
[64MB]
[64MB]
Select which graphics
controller to use as the
primary boot device.
Init. Graphic Adapter Priority [PCI/AGP]
Allows selection of the graphics controller to use as primary boot device.
Configuration options: [PCI/AGP] [AGP/PCI]
DRAM CAS Select [Slow]
Allows you to select DRAM CAS speed.
Configuration options: [Slow] [Fast]
AGP Aperture Size [64MB]
Allows you to select the size of mapped memory for AGP graphic data.
Configuration options: [32MB] [64MB] [128MB] [256MB] [512MB]
UMA Frame Buffer Size [64MB]
Allows you to select the size of the onboard graphics controller memory
use. Configuration options: [8MB] [16MB] [32MB] [64MB] [128MB] [None]
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SouthBridge Configuration
AC97 Audio Device
MC97 Modem Device
Onboard LAN Device
USB 1.1 OHCI Controllers
USB 2.0 EHCI Controller
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Legacy USB Support
[Auto]
AC97 Audio Device [Auto]
[Auto] allows the BIOS to detect whether you are using any audio device.
If an audio device is detected, the onboard audio controller is enabled; if
no audio device is detected, the controller is disabled.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
MC97 Audio Device [Auto]
[Auto] allows the BIOS to detect whether you are using any modem
device. If a modem is detected, the onboard modem controller is enabled;
if no modem is detected, the controller is disabled.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
OnBoard LAN Device [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 1.1 OHCI Controllers [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 1.1 OHCI controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 2.0 EHCI Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 EHCI controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. Setting to
Auto 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.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
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5.4.4 Onboard Devices Configuration
Configure ITE8712 Super IO Chipset
Serial Port1 Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
EPP Version
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Parallel Port IRQ
Onboard Game Port
Onboard MIDI Port
[3F8/IRQ4]
[378]
[EPP+ECP]
[1.9]
[DMA3]
[IRQ7]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows BIOS to select
Serial Port1 Base
Addresses.
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.Configuration options:
[Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses.
Configuration options: [378] [278] [3BC] [Disabled]
Parallel Port Mode [EPP+ECP]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [EPP] [ECP] [EPP+ECP]
EPP Version [1.9]
Allows selection of the Parallel Port EPP version. This item appears
only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to EPP.
Configuration options: [1.9] [1.7]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Allows selection of the Parallel Port ECP DMA channel. This item
appears only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to ECP.
Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port IRQ.
Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
Onboard Game Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Game port.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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Onboard MIDI Port [Disabled]
Allows you to select the MIDI port address or to disable the port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [300/330]
5.4.5 PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for
PCI/PnP devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel
resources for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the
memory size block for legacy ISA devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items.
Incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced PCI/PnP settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug and Play OS
PCI Latency Timer
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
Palette Snooping
PCI IDE BusMaster
[No]
[64]
[Yes]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
IRQ3
IRQ4
IRQ5
IRQ7
IRQ9
IRQ10
IRQ11
IRQ14
IRQ15
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
NO: Lets the BIOS
configure all the
devices in the system.
YES: Lets the
operating system
configure Plug and
Play (PnP) devices not
required for boot if
your system has a Plug
and Play operating
system.
Plug and Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set
to [Yes] and if you installed a Plug & Play operating system, the operating
system configures the Plug & Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device
latency timer register. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160] [192]
[224] [248]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card
requests for an IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to
the PCI VGA card even if requested. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
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Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the pallete snooping feature informs the PCI
devices that an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the
latter can function correctly. Setting to [Disabled] deactivates this feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCI IDE BusMaster [Enabled]
Allows BIOS to use PCI bus mastering when reading/writing to IDE
devices. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IRQ xx [Available]
When set to [Available], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP
devices. When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA
devices. Configuration options: [Available] [Reserved]
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5.5 Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Power Management (APM). Select an item then press Enter to display the
configuration options.
Suspend Mode
Repost Video on S3 Resume
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI APIC Support
[S1&S3]
[Yes]
[No]
[Enabled]
Select the ACPI state
used for System Suspend.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
5.5.1 Suspend Mode [S1&S3]
Allows you to select the ACPI state to be used for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S1&S3]
5.5.2 Repost Video on S3 Resume [Yes]
Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
5.5.3 ACPI 2.0 Support [No]
Allows you to add more tables for ACPI 2.0 specifications.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
5.5.4 ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ACPI support in the ASIC. When set to
Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.5.5 APM Configuration
Restore on AC Power Loss
Power on with PS/2 Keyboard
Power on with PS/2 Mouse
RTC Resume
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Power OFF]: the system
goes into off state after
an AC power loss.
[Power ON]: the system
goes on after an AC power
loss.
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]
When set to [Power Off], the system goes into off state after an AC power
loss. When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On]
Power On with PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
This parameter allows you to use specific keys on the keyboard to turn on
the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at
least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On with PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
This parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse to turn on the system.
This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the
+5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
RTC Resume [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this
item is set to Enabled, the items RTC Alarm Date, RTC Alarm Hour, RTC
Alarm Minute, and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.5.6 Hardware Monitor
Hardware Monitor
CPU temperature.
MB Temperature
CPU Temperature
[36°C/96.5°F]
[44°C/111°F]
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
[5234RPM]
[N/A]
VCORE Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
[1.808V]
[3.376V]
[5.080V]
[11.977V]
SMART Q-Fan Function
[Enabled]
Fan Auto Mode Start Voltage
[5.0V]
Fan Auto Mode Start Temp
[30°C]
Fan Auto Mode Full Speed Temp [70°C]
MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
CPU Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
motherboard and CPU temperatures. Select [Disabled] if you do not wish
to display the detected temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU,
chassis, and power fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If any of the
fans is not connected to the motherboard, the specific field shows N/A.
VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output
through the onboard voltage regulators.
If any of the monitored items is out of range, the following error
message appears: “Hardware Monitor found an error. Enter Power
setup menu for details”. You will then be prompted to “Press F1 to
continue or DEL to enter SETUP”.
SMART Q-Fan Function [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Smart Q-Fan feature
that smartly adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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The following items appear only when the Smart Q-Fan Function item
is set to Enabled.
Fan Auto Mode Start Voltage [5.0V]
This item allows you to select the voltage for the auto start fan feature. The
fan starts when the system reaches the specified voltage.
Configuration options: [4.0V] [4.5V] [5.0V] [5.5V] [6.0V]
Fan Auto Mode Start Temp [30ºC]
Select the temperature for the auto start fan feature. The fan starts when
the system reaches the specified temperature.
Configuration options: [25ºC]...[75ºC]
Fan Auto Mode Full Speed Temp [70ºC]
Select the temperature for the fan to rotate in full speed. The fan switches
to full speed when the system reaches the specified temperature.
Configuration options: [25ºC]...[75ºC]
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5.6 Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select
an item then press Enter to display the sub-menu.
Boot Settings
Specifies the Boot
Device Priority
sequence.
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
5.6.1 Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[First Floppy Drive]
[PM-ST320413A]
[PS-ASUS CD-S340]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
A device enclosed in
parenthesis has been
disabled in the
corresponding type
menu.
1st ~ xxth Boot Device
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available
devices. The number of device items that appear on the screen depends
on the the number of devices installed in your system.
Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled]
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5.6.2 Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Full Screen Logo
Add On ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Interrupt 19 Capture
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests
(POST) while booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system.
When set to [Disabled], BIOS performs all the POST items.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Make sure that the Full Screen Logo item is set to [Enabled] if you wish
to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.
Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [On] [Off]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for F1 key to be pressed when
error occurs. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run
Setup” during POST. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap
Interrupt 19. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.6.3 Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
Select an item then press Enter to display the configuration options.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password : Not Installed
User Password
: Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to disable
password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After
you have set a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1.
2.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press Enter.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of
letters and/or numbers, then press Enter. Your password should have
at least six characters.
3. Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you have successfully
set your password.
The Supervisor Password item now shows Installed.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a
user password.
To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password
then press Enter. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
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If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear clear it by erasing the
CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section 4.3 “Jumper” for
information on how to erase the RTC RAM.
After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow
you to change other security settings.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
Not Installed
Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to disable
password.
[Full Access]
[Setup]
User Access Level (Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
No Access prevents user access to the Setup utility.
View Only allows access but does not allow change to any field.
Limited allows change to only selected fields, such as Date and Time.
Full Access allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password
item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you have
set a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a User Password:
1.
2.
3.
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Select the Change User Password item and press Enter.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of
letters and/or numbers, then press Enter. Your password should have
at least six characters.
Confirm the password when prompted.
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The message “Password Installed” appears after you have successfully
set your password.
The User Password item now shows Installed.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password
Clear User Password
Select this item if you wish to clear the user password.
Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the
Setup utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both
when accessing Setup and booting the system.
Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
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5.7
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values
for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Exit system setup after
saving the changes.
F10 key can be used for
this operation.
Load Setup Defaults
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the
options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the
Exit menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS
RAM. The CMOS RAM is sustained by an onboard backup battery and
stays on even when the PC is turned off. When you select this option, a
confirmation window appears. Select [Yes] to save changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes,
the program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save
your changes before exiting. Pressing <Enter> saves the changes
while exiting.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you
made to the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than
system date, system time, and password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation
before exiting.
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Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation
appears. Select [Yes] to discard any changes and load the previously
saved values.
Load Setup 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. Select Exit Saving Changes or make other changes
before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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The Appendix includes the IEEE
802.11b channels for the wireless
LAN adapter.
A-1
Wireless LAN adapter channels
The IEEE 802.11b standard for Wireless LAN allocated the 2.4 GHz
frequency band into 14 overlapping operating channels. Each channel
corresponds to a different set of frequencies. The table below shows the
center frequencies of each channel.
Channel
Center
Frequency
Channel
Center
Frequency
1
2.412 GHz
8
2.447 GHz
2
2.417 GHz
9
2.452 GHz
3
2.422 GHz
10
2.457 GHz
4
2.427 GHz
11
2.462 GHz
5
2.432 GHz
12
2.467 GHz
6
2.437 GHz
13
2.472 GHz
7
2.442 GHz
14
2.484 GHz
If several Wi-Fi devices are operating in the same vicinity, the distance
between the center frequencies of channels used must be at least 25MHz
to avoid interference.
The number of channels available for the wireless LAN adapter varies by
country/region. Refer to the table below to determine the number of
channels available in your location.
Country/Region (Regulating Body)
Available Channels
Australia (ACA)
Channels 1 to 13
Belgium (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Bulgaria (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Canada (CSA/cUL 950 3rd Edition)
Channels 1 to 11
China (MII)
Channels 1 to 11
Cyprus (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Czech Republic (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Denmark (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Finland (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
France (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Germany (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Greece (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Hong Kong (OFTA)
Channels 1 to 13
Hungary (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Iceland (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
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Channels 1 to 13
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Appendix
Country/Region (Regulating Body)
Available Channels
Ireland (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Italy (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Japan (TELEC)
Channels 1 to 14*
Luxembourg (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Malaysia (SIRIM/CMC)
Channels 1 to 13
Mexico
Channels 9 to 11
Netherlands Antilles (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Netherlands/Holland (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
New Zealand (PTC)
Channels 1 to 13
Norway (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Portugal (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Saudi Arabia
Channels 1 to 13
Singapore
Channels 1 to 13
South Korea (KS)
Channels 1 to 13
Spain (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Sweden (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Switzerland (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
Taiwan (DGT)
Channels 1 to 11
Turkey (TTAS)
Channels 1 to 13
United Kingdom (RTT&E/EMC/LVD)
Channels 1 to 13
United States (FCC)
Channels 1 to 11
*Channel 14 only allows 1 to 2 Mbps data transmission rate.
Channels 1, 6 and 11 are independent and do not overlap each other. We
recommended that you tune your wireless LAN adapter to these channels.
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