Motherboard
P8H77-M
E7313
Second Edition (V2)
March 2012
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Contents
Safety information...................................................................................... vii
About this guide......................................................................................... vii
P8H77-M specifications summary.............................................................. ix
Chapter 1
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features............................................................................. 1-2
1.3.1
Product highlights............................................................ 1-2
1.3.2DIGI+ VRM Digital Power Desigh.................................... 1-3
1.3.3
ASUS Exclusive Features................................................ 1-3
1.3.4
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution......................................... 1-4
1.3.5
ASUS EZ DIY................................................................... 1-5
1.3.6
Other special features...................................................... 1-5
1.4
Before you proceed...................................................................... 1-7
1.5
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 1-8
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.5.1
Placement direction......................................................... 1-8
1.5.2
Screw holes..................................................................... 1-8
1.5.3
Motherboard layout.......................................................... 1-9
1.5.4
Layout contents................................................................ 1-9
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................. 1-10
1.6.1
CPU installation..............................................................1-11
1.6.2
CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation.................. 1-13
System memory.......................................................................... 1-15
1.7.1
Overview........................................................................ 1-15
1.7.2
Memory configurations................................................... 1-16
1.7.3
Installing a DIMM........................................................... 1-24
Expansion slots........................................................................... 1-25
1.8.1
Installing an expansion card.......................................... 1-25
1.8.2
Configuring an expansion card...................................... 1-25
1.8.3
PCI slot.......................................................................... 1-25
1.8.4
PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot.................................................. 1-25
1.8.5
PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots.............................................. 1-25
1.8.6
PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot................................................ 1-26
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Contents
1.8.7
Interrupt assignments.................................................... 1-26
1.9
Jumpers....................................................................................... 1-27
1.10
Connectors.................................................................................. 1-28
1.10.1
Rear panel connectors................................................... 1-28
1.10.2
Internal connectors........................................................ 1-29
1.11
Onboard switches....................................................................... 1-38
1.12
Onboard LEDs............................................................................. 1-39
1.13
Software support......................................................................... 1-40
1.14
1-41
1.13.1
Installing an operating system....................................... 1-40
1.13.2
Support DVD information............................................... 1-40
Introduction to Intel® 2012 Desktop responsiveness technologies....
1.14.1 System Requirements for Intel® 2012 Desktop responsiveness
technologies.................................................................................. 1-41
1.14.2
Intel® Smart Response Technology................................ 1-43
1.14.3
Intel® Rapid Start Technology......................................... 1-44
1.14.4
Intel® Smart Connect Technology................................... 1-50
Chapter 2
2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 2-1
2.1.1
ASUS Update utility......................................................... 2-1
2.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2............................................................. 2-2
2.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility....................................... 2-3
2.1.4
ASUS BIOS Updater........................................................ 2-4
2.2
BIOS setup program..................................................................... 2-6
2.3
Main menu................................................................................... 2-10
2.4
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BIOS information
2.3.1
System Language [English]........................................... 2-10
2.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]........................................ 2-10
2.3.3
System Time [xx:xx:xx].................................................. 2-10
2.3.4
Security.......................................................................... 2-10
Ai Tweaker menu......................................................................... 2-12
2.4.1
Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto].............................................. 2-13
2.4.2
Memory Frequency [Auto].............................................. 2-13
2.4.3
EPU Power Saving Mode [Disabled]............................. 2-13
2.4.4
GPU Boost [OK]............................................................. 2-13
Contents
2.5
2.6
2.4.5
DRAM Timing Control.................................................... 2-13
2.4.6
CPU Power Management.............................................. 2-13
2.4.7
DIGI+ VRM..................................................................... 2-14
2.4.8
CPU Voltage [Offset Mode]............................................ 2-16
2.4.9
DRAM Voltage [Auto]..................................................... 2-16
2.4.10
VCCSA Voltage [Auto]................................................... 2-16
2.4.11
PCH Voltage [Auto]........................................................ 2-16
2.4.12
CPU PLL Voltage [Auto]................................................. 2-16
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 2-17
2.5.1
CPU Configuration......................................................... 2-17
2.5.2
PCH Configuration......................................................... 2-18
2.5.3
SATA Configuration........................................................ 2-19
2.5.4
System Agent Configuration.......................................... 2-19
2.5.5
USB Configuration......................................................... 2-20
2.5.6
Onboard Devices Configuration..................................... 2-20
2.5.7
APM............................................................................... 2-22
2.5.8
Network Stack................................................................ 2-22
Monitor menu.............................................................................. 2-23
2.6.1
CPU Temperature / MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]....... 2-23
2.6.2CPU / Chassis Fan Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] / [N/A]2-23
2.7
2.6.3
CPU Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage... 2-23
2.6.4
CPU Q-Fan Control [Enabled]....................................... 2-24
2.6.5
Chassis Fan Speed Low Limit [600 RPM]..................... 2-24
2.6.6
Anti Surge Support [Enabled]........................................ 2-24
Boot menu................................................................................... 2-25
2.7.1
Bootup NumLock State [On].......................................... 2-25
2.7.2
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]............................................ 2-25
2.7.3
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]........................................ 2-25
2.7.4
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]............................ 2-26
2.7.5
Setup Mode [EZ Mode].................................................. 2-26
2.7.6
UEFI/Legacy Boot [Enabled both UEFI and Legacy]..... 2-26
2.7.7
PCI ROM Priority [Legacy ROM]................................... 2-26
2.7.8
Boot Option Priorities..................................................... 2-26
2.7.9
Boot Override................................................................. 2-26
Contents
2.8
2.9
Tools menu.................................................................................. 2-27
2.8.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility................................................. 2-27
2.8.2
ASUS O.C. Profile.......................................................... 2-27
2.8.3
ASUS SPD Information.................................................. 2-27
Exit menu..................................................................................... 2-28
Appendices
Notices........................................................................................................A-1
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Safety information
Electrical safety
•
To prevent electric shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electric outlet
before relocating the system.
•
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables
for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible,
disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.
•
Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all
power cables are unplugged.
•
Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices
could interrupt the grounding circuit.
•
Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not
sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power
company.
•
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
•
Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals
that came with the package.
•
Before using the product, ensure that all cables are correctly connected and the power
cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.
•
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors,
slots, sockets and circuitry.
•
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area
where it may become wet.
•
Place the product on a stable surface.
•
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the
motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
• Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it
supports.
•
Chapter 2: BIOS information
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
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Conventions used in this guide
To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used
throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software
updates.
1.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides 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.
Typography
Bold text
Italics
<Key>
<Key1>+<Key2>+<Key3>
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Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign means
that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or
Return key.
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+).
Example: <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<D>
P8H77-M specifications summary
CPU
Chipset
Memory
Expansion slots
Graphics
Multi-GPU support
LGA1155 socket for Intel® Second/Third Generation Core™ i7 /
Core™ i5 / Core™ i3, Pentium®, and Celeron® processors
Supports 32nm and 22nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the
CPU types.
** Refer to www.asus.com for Intel® CPU support list.
Intel® H77 Express Chipset
Dual-channel memory architecture
- 4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support unbuffered non-ECC
DDR3 2200 (O.C.)*/2133 (O.C.)*/2000 (O.C.)*/1866 (O.C.)*
/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
- Supports up to 32GB* system memory
- Support Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* DDR3 1600 MHz and higher memory frequency is supported
by Intel® third generation processors.
** Due to the CPU behavior, DDR3 2133/1866 MHz memory module will run at DDR3 2000/1800 MHz as default.
***The Max. 32GB memory capacity can be supported with
DIMMs of 8GB (or above). ASUS will update QVL once the
DIMMs are available on market.
****Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified
Vendors Lists).
*****When you install a total memory of 4GB capacity
or more, Windows® 32-bit operating system may only
recognize less than 3GB. We recommend a maximum
of 3GB system memory if you are using a Windows®
32-bit operating system.
1 x PCI Express 3.0*/2.0 x16 slot [blue] (at x16 mode)
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot [black] (at x4 mode, compatible with
PCIe x1, x2, and x4 devices)
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
1 x PCI slot
* Intel® Third Generation Core™ processors support PCIe 3.0.
Integrated Graphics Processor - Intel® HD Graphics support
Mult-VGA output support: HDMI, DVI, RGB port
-Supports HDMI with max.resolution 1920 x 1200 @60Hz
-Supports DVI with max.resolution 1920 x 1200 @60Hz
-Supports RGB with max.resolution 2048 x 1536 @75Hz
Supports Intel® Tru 3D/Quick Sync Video/Clear Video HD
Technology/Insider™
Maximum shared memory of 1696 MB
Supports AMD® Quad-CPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Supports LucidLogix® Virtu MVP Technology*
* LucidLogix® Virtu MVP supports Windows® 7.
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P8H77-M specifications summary
Storage
LAN
Audio
USB
ASUS Exclusive
overclocking features
Rear panel ports
Intel® H77 Express Chipset:
- 2 x Serial ATA 6Gb/s connectors (gray) with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support
- 4 x Serial ATA 3Gb/s connectors (blue) with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support
- Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology*
* Supports Intel® Core processors under Windows® 7 operating
system.
Realtek® 8111F Gigabit LAN controller
Realtek® ALC887 8-channel* High-Definition Audio CODEC
-Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-streaming, and Front Panel
Jack-Retasking
- Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
* Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to
support an 8-channel audio output.
Intel® H77 Express Chipset:
-Supports ASUS USB 3.0 Boost UASP Mode*
-2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports at mid-board for front panel support
-2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports at back panel (blue)
-10 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at
back panel)
* The USB 3.0 ports only support Windows® 7 or later versions.
UASP standard only supports Windows® 8.
Precision Tweaker 2:
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.005V increment
- vCCSA: 191-step system agent voltage control
- vDRAM Bus: 191-step memory voltage control
- vPCH: 191-step chipset voltage control
- iGPU: 127-step iGPU voltage control
- vCPU_PLL: 1-step CPU & PCH PLL voltage control
1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse port
1 x Optical S/PDIF out port
1 x HDMI port
1 x DVI port
1 x RGB port
1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
3 x 8-channel Audio jacks
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P8H77-M specifications summary
ASUS Special
features
Internal connectors
ASUS DIGI+VRM
-Digital Power Control: Digital Power Design for the CPU
and iGPU
- ASUS 4+1+1 Power Phase Design
ASUS Protect 3.0 Technology
- ASUS EPU
- Anti-Surge Protection
- Low EMI Solution
- 100% Solid Capacitors
ASUS Exclusive Features
-Network iControl featuring instant network bandwidth for
top network program in use.
- USB 3.0 Boost featuring the latest USB 3.0 UASP standard
- Disk Unlocker featuring 3TB+HDD support
- GPU Boost
- TurboV
- AI Suite II
- ASUS ESD
- MemOK!
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
- ASUS Fanless Design: Stylish Heatsink solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS EZ DIY
-ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring user-friendly
interface
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 connector supports additional 2 USB ports
3 x USB 2.0/1.1 connectors support additional 6 USB ports
2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (gray)
4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors (blue)
1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1 x 3-pin Chassis fan connector
1 x Front panel audio connector
1 x S/PDIF Out connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connector
1 x System panel connector
1 x MemOK! button
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x COM connector
1 X LPT connector
1 x TPM connector
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P8H77-M specifications summary
BIOS features
Manageability
Accessories
Support DVD
Form factor
64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI v2.0, WfM2.0,
SMBIOS v2.6, ACPI v2.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash
2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcyt
Function, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect)
memory information
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, PXE
2 x Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s cables
1 x I/O shield
1 x User Manual
1 x Support DVD
Drivers
ASUS Update
ASUS Utilities
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
uATX form factor: 9.6 in x 9.6 in (24.5 cm x 24.5 cm)
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Chapter 1
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® P8H77-M motherboard!
The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it another
standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the items in
your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
ASUS P8H77-M motherboard
Cables
2 x Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s cables
Accessories
1 x I/O shield
Application DVD
ASUS motherboard support DVD
Documentation
User Manual
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
ASUS P8H77-M
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1.3
Special features
1.3.1
Product highlights
LGA1155 socket for Intel® 3rd/2nd Generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3
/ Pentium® / Celeron® Processors
This motherboard supports Intel® 3rd/2nd generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium® / Celeron®
processors in the LGA1155 package, with iGPU, memory and PCI Express controllers
integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel (4 DIMMs)
DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics performance.
Intel® 3rd / 2nd generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors are among the
most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
Intel® H77 Express Chipset
The Intel® H77 Express Chipset is a single-chipset designed to support the 1155 socket Intel®
3rd / 2nd generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors. It provides improved
performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability.
Additionally, H77 chipset provides 4 USB 3.0 ports for 10 times faster data retrieval speed.
Moreover, Intel® H77 Express Chipset can also enable iGPU function, letting users enjoy the
latest Intel® integrated graphic performance.
Dual-Channel DDR3 2200(O.C.)* /2133(O.C.)* /2000(O.C.)* /1866(O.C.)* / 1600 /
1333 / 1066 MHz Support
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of DDR3 2200(O.
C.)* /2133(O.C.)* /2000(O.C.)* /1866(O.C.)* / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 MHz to meet the higher
bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The
dual-channel DDR3 architecture enlarges the bandwidth of your system memory to boost
system performance.
* Due to the CPU behavior, DDR3 2133/1866MHz memory module will run at DDR3 2000/1800MHz
frequency as default.
** DDR3 1600MHz and higher memory frequency is supported by Intel® 3rd generation processors.
PCI Express® 3.0
PCI Express® 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) is the latest PCI Express bus standard with improved encoding
schemes that provide twice the performance of the current PCIe 2.0. The total bandwidth
for a x16 link reaches a maximum of 32Gb/s, double the 16 Gb/s of PCIe 2.0 (in x16 mode).
As such, PCIe 3.0 provides userss an unprecendented data speeds, combined with the
convenience and seamless transition offerred by complete backward compatibility with PCIe
1.0 and PCIe 2.0 devices. PCIe 3.0 will become a must-have feature for users who wish to
improve and optimize graphic performance, as well as have the latest technology available to
them.
* PCI 3.0 speed is supported by Intel® 3rd generation CoreTM processors.
S/PDIF out connector at the back I/O
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio systems
via the optical S/PDIF (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) out connecor at the back I/O. The
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
S/PDIF transfers digital audio without converting it to analog format and keeps the best signal
quality.
Gigabit LAN solution
The onboard LAN controller is a highly integrated Gb LAN controller. It is enhanced with an
ACPI management function to provide efficient power management for advanced operating
systems.
8-channel high definition audio
The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia)
CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output and jack-detect feature that
automatically detects and identifies what types of peripherals are plugged into the audio
I/O jacks and notifies users of inappropriate connection, which means there will be no more
confusion of Line-in, Line-out, and Mic jacks.
100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
This motherboard uses all high-quality conductive polymer capacitors for durability, improved
lifespan, and enhanced thermal capacity.
Complete USB 3.0 Integration
ASUS facilitates the strategic USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear panel – 4 USB
3.0 ports in total. Experience the latest plug & play connectivity at speeds up to 10 times
faster than USB 2.0. P8H77-M affords greater convenience to high speed connectivity.
1.3.2DIGI+ VRM Digital Power Desigh
All-new digital CPU power controls work perfectly together to match digital power signal
(SVID) requests from the CPU, with ultra-fast sensing and response efficiently delivering
precision power. Accurate delivery reduces waste, and provides more stable CPU Vcore
voltages. Users can adjust CPU PWM voltages and frequencies for various overclocking
scenarios, with accurate input through UEFI BIOS tuning or the exclusive ASUS interface.
This proprietary design increases overclocking headroom to push performance to its full
potential.
ASUS EPU
Energy Efficiency All Around
Tap into the world’s first real-time PC power saving chip through a simple onboard switch or
AI Suite II utility. Get total system-wide energy optimization by automatically detecting current
PC loadings and intelligently moderating power consumption. This also reduces fan noise
and extends component longevity.
1.3.3
ASUS Exclusive Features
USB 3.0 Boost
Faster USB 3.0 Transmission with UASP
New ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), the
latest USB 3.0 standard. With USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device’s transmission speed
is significantly increased up to 170%, adding to an already impressive fast USB 3.0 transfer
speed. ASUS software automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0
peripherals without the need for any user interaction.
ASUS P8H77-M
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Network iControl
Real-time Network Bandwidth Control
With a single-click on/off button, the application currently in use has its data and network
bandwidth prioritized over other programs. Moreover, you can prioritize your favorite software
easily by configuring profiles through the intuitive user interface. Within the profile, programs
can be pre-scheduled to run in a specific time period to avoid network congestion and
long-waits on downloads. Auto PPPoE network connection provides a one-step setup for
enhanced online convenience. Overall, it’s an intuitive network bandwidth control center.
GPU Boost
Go to the Limit with iGPU Level Up!
GPU Boost accelerates the integrated GPU for extreme graphics performance. The userfriendly interface facilitates flexible frequency adjustments. It easily delivers stable systemlevel upgrades for every use.
MemOK!
Any Memory is A-OK!
MemOK! quickly ensures memory boot compatibility. This remarkable memory rescue tool
requires a mere push of a button to patch memory issues. MemOK! determines fail-safe
settings and dramatically improves your system boot success. Get your system up and
running in no time!
AI Suite II
One-stop Access to Innovative ASUS Features
With its user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite II consolidates all the exclusive ASUS features
into one simple to use software package. It allows you to supervise overclocking, energy
management, fan speed control, and voltage and sensor readings. This all-in-one software
offers diverse and ease to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between
different utilities.
ASUS TurboV
Easy, Real-Time O.C. Tunings
Feel the adrenaline rush of real-time OC-now a reality with the ASUS TurboV. This easy OC
tool allows you to overclock without exiting or rebooting the OS; and its user-friendly interface
makes overclock with just a few clicks away. Moreover, the ASUS OC profiles in TurboV
provides the best O.C. settings in different scenarios.
1.3.4
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
Fanless Design: stylish heatsink solution
The Wing Heatsink features a 0-dB thermal solution that offers users a noiseless PC
environment. The beautifully curved fins not only upgrade the visual enjoyment for
motherboard users, but also effectively cools down hot airflows generated by the PCH
chipset. Combined with usability and aesthetics, the ASUS Wing Heatsink will give users an
extremely silent and cooling experience with the elegant appearance!.
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ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows you to adjust the CPU fan speed according to different
ambient temperatures caused by different climate conditions in different geographic regions
and your PC’s loading. The built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed
to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
1.3.5
ASUS EZ DIY
ASUS UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode)
Flexible and Easy BIOS Interface
ASUS UEFI BIOS offers the first mouse-controlled graphical BIOS designed with selectable
modes, providing a user-friendly interface that goes beyond the traditional keyboard-only
controls. It also fully-utilizes 2.2TB and larger hard drives in 64-bit operating systems with
native support.
ASUS exclusive interface
EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed info. Users can choose system performance settings,
and drag and drop boot priorities. Advanced Mode for performance enthusiasts includes
detailed DRAM settings via a dedicated memory info page for complete insight.
New upgrade! Quick and easy information for enhanced system control
- F12 BIOS snapshot hotkey for sharing UEFI information and troubleshooting
- New F3 Shortcut for most accessed information
- ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) information for accessing memory
information, detecting faulty DIMMs, and helping with difficult POST situations.
ASUS EZ-Flash 2
Simply update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply launch this tool and update BIOS
from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS only in a few clicks
without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility.
1.3.6
Other special features
LucidLogix® Virtu MVP™
LucidLogix® Virtu MVP featuring HyperFormance™ Technology boosts your discrete graphics
card up to 60% beyond its original performance. Designed for Intel® processor graphics
and Windows® 7 PCs, it perfectly combines the performance of discrete graphics cards
with fast computing iGPU. Also with the newly designed Virtual Sync, users can enjoy a
smoother gaming experience by eliminating tearing artifacts. LucidLogix® Virtu MVP could
also dynamically assign tasks to the best available graphics resource, based on power,
performance and system load. This allows users to fully utilize 3x faster video conversion with
Intel® Quick Sync Video 2.0 technology while retaining high-end 3D rendering and gaming
performance, provided by both NVIDIA® and AMD graphic cards. When the discrete graphics
card is not required, power consumption goes automatically down to near zero, making the
system more environmentally-friendly. For users searching for perfection, LucidLogix Virtu
MVP provides great graphical performance and the best flexibility and efficiency.
*LucidLogix® Virtu Universal MVP™ supports Windows® 7 operating system.
**Intel® Quick Sync Video feature is supported by 3rd/2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor family.
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HDMI Support
Enjoy Full HD 1080p Multimedia Home-Theater Entertainment
High Definition Multimedia Surface (HDMI) is a set of digital video standards that delivers
mulit-channel audio and uncompressed digital video for full HD 1080p visuals through a
single cable. Supporting HDCP copy protection such as HD DVD and blu-ray discs, HDMI
provides you with the highest quality home theater experience.
ErP Ready
The motherboard is European Union’s Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires
products to meet certain energy efficiency requirement in regards to energy consumptions.
This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products
through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus
mitigate environmental impacts.
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1.4
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change
any motherboard settings.
• Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.
• Before handling components, use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded
object or a metal object, such as the power supply case, to avoid damaging them due to
static electricity.
• Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
• Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the
bag that came with the component.
• Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power supply is
switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so may
cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, or components.
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1.5
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the
motherboard fits into it.
Ensure that you unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard.
Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
1.5.1
Placement direction
1.5.2
Screw holes
When installing the motherboard, ensure that you place it into the chassis in the correct
orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the chassis as indicated in
the image below.
Place eight screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the
chassis.
Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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1.5.3
Motherboard layout
1
2
3
1
4
24.4cm(9.6in)
KB_USB3_34
CPU_FAN
TPM
DIGI
+VRM
5
HDMI
ASM
1442
6
7
MemOK!
DDR3 DIMM_B2 (64bit, 240-pin module)
DRAM_LED
2
USB3_34
CHA_FAN
LAN_USB12
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
AUDIO
P8H77-M
ICS
9LRS4206
ASM
1083
PCIEX1_1
SATA6G_2 SATA6G_1
Intel®
H77
CLRTC
Super
I/O
8
9
PCIEX16_1
RTL
8111F
24.4cm(9.6in)
EATXPWR
DDR3 DIMM_B1 (64bit, 240-pin module)
DVI_VGA
LGA1155
LAN3_12
DDR3 DIMM_A2 (64bit, 240-pin module)
DDR3 DIMM_A1 (64bit, 240-pin module)
EATX12V
SPDIF_O
PCI1
10
11
64Mb
BIOS
SB_PWR
PCIEX16_2
VIA
1708S
SPDIF_OUT
LPT
COM1
USB910
USB78
SATA3G_2 SATA3G_1
SATA3G_4 SATA3G_3
USB56 PANEL
12
AAFP
18
1.5.4
17
16
15
14
13
Layout contents
Connectors/Jumpers/Slots/LED
Page Connectors/Jumpers/Slots/LED
Page
CPU and Chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN,
1.
3-pin CHA_FAN)
1-34 10. Standby Power LED (SB_PWR)
1-39
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 8-pin
2.
EATX12V)
Intel® H77 Serial ATA 6.0GB/s connectors
1-35 11.
(7-pin SATA6G_1~2 [gray])
1-30
Intel H77 Serial ATA 3.0GB/s connectors
(7-pin SATA3G_1~2 [blue])
1-31
®
3. Intel® CPU socket
1-10 12.
4.
1-15 13. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
DDR3 DIMM sockets
1-36
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78,
1-32
USB910)
5. TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
1-37 14.
6. MemOK! switch
1-38 15. Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM1)
1-33
7
1-39 16. LPT connector (26-1 pin LPT)
1-37
8. USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_34)
1-32 17. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
1-29
9. Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
1-27 18. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
1-33
DRAM LED
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1.6
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA1155 socket designed for the Intel®
Second/Third Generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3/ Pentium®/ Celeron® processors.
Unplug all power cables before installing the CPU.
• Upon purchase of the motherboard, ensure that the PnP cap is on the socket and the
socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer immediately if the PnP cap is missing,
or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard components.
ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/transit-related.
• Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return Merchandise
Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes with the cap on the
LGA1155 socket.
• The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts resulting from
incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/incorrect removal of the PnP
cap.
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1.6.1
CPU installation
The LGA1156 CPU is incompatible with the LGA1155 socket. DO NOT install a LGA1156
CPU on the LGA1155 socket.
1
A
B
2
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3
4
C
A
B
5
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1.6.2
CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation
Apply the Thermal Interface Material
to the CPU heatsink and CPU
before you install the heatsink and
fan if necessary.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
1
2
A
B
B
A
3
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1-13
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
1
2
A
B
B
A
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1.7
System memory
1.7.1
Overview
DIMM_B1
DIMM_B2
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A2
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory Modules
(DIMM) sockets.
A DDR3 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR2 DIMM but is notched
differently to prevent installation on a DDR2 DIMM socket. DDR3 modules are developed for
better performance with less power consumption.
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR3 DIMM sockets:
Channel
Sockets
Channel A
DIMM_A1 and DIMM_A2
Channel B
DIMM_B1 and DIMM_B2
P8H77-M
P8H77-M 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets
Recommended memory configurations
One DIMM:
We recommend you install one memory module in either of the blue slots (DIMM_A2 or
DIMM_B2) to get better performance.
Two DIMMs (dual-channel operation):
Four DIMMs (dual-channel operation):
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1.7.2
Memory configurations
You may install 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB unbuffered non‑ECC DDR3 DIMMs into the DIMM
sockets.
• You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A and Channel B. The system maps
the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dual-channel configuration. Any excess
memory from the higher-sized channel is then mapped for single-channel operation.
• According to Intel CPU specification, DIMM voltage below 1.65V is recommended to
protect the CPU.
• Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility, we
recommend that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor.
• Due to the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows® OS, when you install 4GB
or more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory for the OS can be
about 3GB or less. For effective use of memory, we recommend that you do any of the
following:
- Use a maximum of 3GB system memory if you are using a 32-bit Windows® OS.
- Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more on the
motherboard.
• This motherboard does not support DIMMs made up of 512Mb (64MB) chips or less.
• The default memory operation frequency is dependent on its Serial Presence Detect
(SPD), which is the standard way of accessing information from a memory module.
Under the default state, some memory modules for overclocking may operate at a
lower frequency than the vendor-marked value. To operate at the vendor-marked or at a
higher frequency, refer to section 2.4 Ai Tweaker menu for manual memory frequency
adjustment.
• For system stability, use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a full
memory load (4 DIMMs) or overclocking condition.
• ASUS exclusively provides hyper DIMM support function.
• Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
• Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the latest QVL.
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P8H77-M Motherboard Qualified Vendors List (QVL)
DDR3-2400MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip
Chip
DS Brand NO. Timing
CORSAIR
CMGTX8(XMP)
F3-19200CL11Q16GBZHD(XMP)
F3-19200CL9D-4GBPIS(XMP)
GET34GB2400C9DC(XMP)
FLLE88F-C8KKAA HAIS(XMP)
TX2400KLU-4GK(427652)(XMP)
TX2400KLU-4GK (381850)(XMP)
TX2400KLU-4GK(374243)(XMP)
PVV34G2400C9K(XMP)
8GB (2GBx4)
SS
-
-
10-12-10-27 1.65V
DIMM socket support (Optional)
1 DIMM
2 DIMMs
4 DIMMs
•
•
•
16GB (4x4GB) DS
-
-
11-11-11-31 1.65V
•
•
4GB (2x2GB)
2GB
2GB
4GB (2x2GB)
4GB (2x2GB)
4GB (2x2GB)
4GB (2x2GB)
-
-
9-11-9-28
9-11-9-27
10-11-10-30
9
9
9-11-9-27
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
GEIL
KINGMAX
Transcend
Transcend
Transcend
PATRIOT
DS
DS
SS
SS
SS
DS
DS
Voltage
1.65V
1.65V
1.8V
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
•
•
•
•
•
•
DDR3-2250MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
SS/ Chip
Chip
DS Brand NO.
Size
KINGMAX KHX2250C9D3T1K2/4GX(XMP) 4GB (2x2GB) DS
-
-
Timing
Voltage
-
1.65V
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs
•
•
•
DDR3-2200MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
G.SKILL
F3-17600CL8D-4GBPS(XMP)
GEIL
GEIL
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
Size
4GB
(2X2GB)
GET34GB2200C9DC(XMP)
2GB
GET38GB2200C9ADC(XMP) 4GB
FLKE85F-B8KJAA-FEIS(XMP) 2GB
FLKE85F-B8KHA EEIH(XMP) 4GB
(2X2GB)
FLKE85F-B8KJA FEIH(XMP)
4GB (2x2GB)
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs
SS/ Chip
DS Brand
Chip
NO.
Timing
Voltage
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.65V
DS
DS
DS
-
-
9-10-9-28
9-11-9-28
-
1.65V
1.65V
-
•
•
•
DS
-
-
-
1.5V-1.7V
•
DS
-
-
-
1.5V-1.7V
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
DDR3-2133MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip
DS Brand
Chip
NO.
Timing
Voltage
A-DATA
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.55-1.75V
DS
-
-
9-11-10-27
1.50V
•
•
•
DS
DS
-
-
9-10-9-24
9-10-9-27
1.65V
1.5V
•
•
•
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH(XMP)
DS
-
-
9-11-10-28
1.65V
•
•
•
GEIL
GEIL
GE34GB2133C9DC(XMP)
GU34GB2133C9DC(XMP)
KHX2133C9AD3T1K2/
4GX(XMP)
KHX2133C9AD3X2K2/
4GX(XMP)
KHX2133C9AD3T1K4/
8GX(XMP)
KHX2133C9AD3T1FK4/
8GX(XMP)
2GB
16GB
(4x4GB)
4GB (2x2GB)
4GB (2GBx2)
16GB
(4GBx4)
2GB
4GB (2x2GB)
SS
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
AX3U2133GC2G9B-DG2(XMP)
CMT16GX3M4X2133C9(XMP
1.3)
CMT4GX3M2A2133C9(XMP)
CMT4GX3M2B2133C9(XMP)
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs
•
•
•
DS
DS
-
-
9-9-9-28
9-9-9-28
1.65V
1.65V
•
•
•
•
•
4GB (2x2GB) DS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
•
4GB (2x2GB) DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.65V
•
•
•
8GB (4x2GB) DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.65V
•
•
•
8GB (4x2GB) DS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
•
CORSAIR
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
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DDR3-2000MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip
Chip NO.
DS Brand
Apacer
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
GEIL
6GB (3x2GB)
4GB (2x2GB)
6GB (3x2GB)
4GB (2GBx2)
4GB (2GBx2)
6GB (2x4GB)
4GB (2x2GB)
DS
SS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
-
-
4GB (2x2GB) DS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
4GB (2x2GB) DS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
4GB (2x2GB) DS
-
-
9
1.65V
•
•
6GB (3x2GB) DS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
6GB (3x2GB) DS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
Transcend
78.AAGD5.9KD(XMP)
CMZ4GX3M2A2000C10(XMP)
CMT6GX3M3A2000C8(XMP)
F3-16000CL9D-4GBFLS(XMP)
F3-16000CL9D-4GBTD(XMP)
F3-16000CL6T-6GBPIS(XMP)
GUP34GB2000C9DC(XMP)
KHX2000C9AD3T1K2/
4GX(XMP)
KHX2000C9AD3W1K2/
4GX(XMP)
KHX2000C9AD3T1K2/
4GX(XMP)
KHX2000C9AD3W1K3/
6GX(XMP)
KHX2000C9AD3T1K3/
6GX(XMP)
TX2000KLN-8GK(XMP)
DIMM socket support
Voltage (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs
9-9-9-27
1.65V
•
•
•
10-10-10-27 1.50V
•
•
•
8-9-8-24
1.65V
•
•
•
9-9-9-24
1.65V
•
•
•
9-9-9-27
1.65V
•
•
•
6-9-6-24
1.65V
•
•
•
9-9-9-28
1.65V
•
•
•
8GB (2x4GB) DS
-
-
1.6V
•
•
•
Asint
SLA302G08-ML2HB(XMP)
4GB
-
-
•
•
•
PATRIOT
PVT36G2000LLK
6GB (3x2GB) DS
HYNIX H5TQ2G8
3BFR H9C
-
8-8-8-24
1.65V
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
DS
Timing
•
•
DDR3-1866MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
A-DATA
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
AX3U1866PB2G8-DP2(XMP)
CMT4GX3M2A1866C9(XMP)
CMT6GX3MA1866C9(XMP)
CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9(XMP)
Size
2GB
4GB (2x2GB)
6GB (3x2GB)
8GB (2x4GB)
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL9Q-16GBZL(XMP) 16GB
(4GBx4)
F3-14900CL10Q264GB
G.SKILL
64GBZLD(XMP)
(8GBx8)
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL(XMP)
8GB (2x4GB)
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL9Q-8GBXL(XMP)
8GB (2GBx4)
KINGSTON KHX1866C9D3T1K3/3GX(XMP) 3GB (3x1GB)
KINGSTON KHX1866C9D3K4/16GX(XMP) 16GB
(4GBx4)
KINGSTON KHX1866C9D3T1K3/6GX(XMP) 6GB (3x2GB)
KINGSTON KHX1866C11D3P1K2/8G
8GB (4GBx2)
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SS/ Chip Chip
DS Brand NO.
Timing
Voltage
DS
DS
DS
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
9-10-9-27
1.55V-1.75V
1.65V
1.65V
1.50V
DS
-
-
9-10-9-28
DS
-
-
DS
DS
SS
-
-
9-10-9-28
9-9-9-24
-
DS
-
-
DS
DS
-
-
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
1.5V
•
•
•
10-11-10-30 1.5V
•
•
•
1.6V
1.65V
1.65V
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
-
1.65V
•
•
•
-
1.65V
1.5V
•
•
•
•
•
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DDR3-1600MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
A-DATA
AM2U16BC2P1
2GB
SS
A-DATA
-
-
•
•
•
A-DATA
A-DATA
AD31600E001GM(O)U3K
AX3U1600XB2G79-2X(XMP)
3GB(3 x 1GB) SS
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
-
8-8-8-24
7-9-7-21
1.65V-1.85V
1.55V-1.75V •
•
•
A-DATA
AM2U16BC4P2
4GB
DS
A-DATA
-
-
•
•
•
A-DATA
A-DATA
CORSAIR
AX3U1600GC4G9-2G(XMP)
AX3U1600XC4G79-2X(XMP)
TR3X3G1600C8D(XMP)
8GB(2 x 4GB)
8GB(2 x 4GB)
3GB(3 x 1GB)
x
CORSAIR CMD12GX3M6A1600C8(XMP) 12GB(6
2GB)
CORSAIR CMP4GX3M2A1600C8(XMP)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
CORSAIR CMP4GX3M2A1600C9(XMP)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
CORSAIR CMP4GX3M2C1600C7(XMP)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
CORSAIR CMX4GX3M2A1600C9(XMP)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
CORSAIR CMX4GX3M2A1600C9(XMP)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
CORSAIR TR3X6G1600C8 G(XMP)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
CORSAIR TR3X6G1600C8D G(XMP)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
CORSAIR TR3X6G1600C9 G(XMP)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
CORSAIR CMP8GX3M2A1600C9(XMP)
8GB(2 x 4GB)
CORSAIR CMZ8GX3M2A1600C7R(XMP) 8GB(2 x 4GB)
CORSAIR CMX8GX3M4A1600C9(XMP)
8GB(4 x 2GB)
Crucial
BL25664BN1608.16FF(XMP)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9D-2GBNQ(XMP)
2GB(2 x 1GB)
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH(XMP)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM(XMP) 4GB(2 x 2GB)
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM(XMP) 4GB(2 x 2GB)
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9D-4GBECO(XMP) 4GB(2 x 2GB)
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL(XMP)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ(XMP)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL7D-8GBRH(XMP)
8GB(2 x 4GB)
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL8D-8GBECO(XMP) 8GB(2 x 4GB)
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL(XMP)
8GB(2 x 4GB)
16GB(4 x
GEIL
GET316GB1600C9QC(XMP)
4GB)
GEIL
GV34GB1600C8DC(XMP)
2GB
KINGMAX FLGD45F-B8MF7 MAEH(XMP) 1GB
KINGMAX FLGE85F-B8KJ9A FEIS(XMP) 2GB
KINGMAX FLGE85F-B8MF7 MEEH(XMP) 2GB
KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3P1K2/4G
4GB(2 x 2GB)
x
KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3K3/12GX(XMP) 12GB(3
4GB)
12GB(3 x
KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3T1BK3/
12GX(XMP)
4GB)
x
KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX(XMP) 16GB(4
4GB)
KINGSTON KHX1600C9AD3/2G
2GB
DS
DS
SS
-
3CCD-1509A
EL1126T
3CCD-1509A
EL1126T
-
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs
9-9-9-24
7-9-7-21
8-8-8-24
1.55V-1.75V •
1.55V-1.75V •
1.65V
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.65V
•
•
•
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
9-9-9-24
7-8-7-20
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
8-8-8-24
8-8-8-24
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
7-8-7-20
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
7-7-7-24
7-8-7-24
8-8-8-24
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
7-8-7-24
8-8-8-24
9-9-9-24
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
1.50V
1.65V
1.5V
1.6V
1.6V
1.60V
XMP 1.35V
1.5V
1.5V~1.6V
1.6V
XMP 1.35V
1.5V
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DS
-
-
9-9-9-28
1.6V
•
•
•
DS
SS
DS
DS
SS
-
-
8-8-8-28
7
7
-
1.6V
1.5V
•
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•
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•
•
•
•
DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
1.65V
•
•
•
DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
1.65V
•
•
•
DS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
•
DS
-
-
1.65V
•
•
•
KINGSTON KVR1600D3N11/2G-ES
2GB
DS
KTC
11-11-11-28 1.35V-1.5V
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
6GB(3x 2GB )
6GB(3 x 2GB)
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
-
D1288JPND
PLD9U
-
8
8
9
9
9-9-9-27
9
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
XMP 1.35V
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
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6GB(3 x 2GB) DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
1.65V
•
•
•
8GB(2 x 4GB) DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
1.65V
•
•
•
KHX1600C7D3K2/4GX(XMP)
KHX1600C8D3K2/4GX(XMP)
KHX1600C8D3T1K2/4GX(XMP)
KHX1600C9D3K2/4GX(XMP)
KHX1600C9D3LK2/4GX(XMP)
KHX1600C9D3X2K2/4GX(XMP)
KHX1600C9D3T1K3/6GX(XMP)
KHX1600C9D3K3/6GX(XMP)
KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3T1BK3/
6GX(XMP)
KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3K2/8GX(XMP)
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continued on the next page
ASUS P8H77-M
1-19
DDR3-1600MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3P1K2/8G
Super
WA160UX6G9
Talent
Transcend JM1600KLN-8GK
Asint
Asint
Asint
Elixir
Kingtiger
Mushkin
Mushkin
PATRIOT
SanMax
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
8GB(2 x 4GB) DS -
-
-
1.5V
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs
•
•
•
6GB(3 x 2GB) DS -
-
9
-
•
-
-
SS/ Chip
DS Brand
Size
8GB(2 x 4GB) DS Transcend TK483PCW3
3128M8SLZ3128M8-EGJ1D(XMP)
2GB
DS Asint
GJ1D
302G08SLA302G08-EGG1C(XMP)
4GB
DS Asint
GG1C
302G08SLA302G08-EGJ1C(XMP)
4GB
DS Asint
GJ1C
M2P2G64CB8HC9N-DG(XMP) 2GB
DS KTG2G1600PG3
2GB
DS 998659(XMP)
6GB(3 x 2GB) DS 998659(XMP)
6GB(3 x 2GB) DS PGS34G1600LLKA
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS H5TQ2G83B
SMD-4G68HP-16KZ
4GB
DS HYNIX
FR PBC
•
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•
9-9-9-24 1.6V
•
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-
•
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-
•
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•
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
7-7-7-20
1.5~1.6V
1.7V
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-
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•
DDR3-1333MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip
DS Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
A-DATA
AD31333001GOU
1GB
SS A-Data
-
-
•
•
•
A-DATA
AD3U1333C2G9
2GB
SS A-DATA
-
-
•
•
•
A-DATA
AD63I1B0823EV
2GB
SS A-Data
-
-
•
•
•
A-DATA
AM2U139C2P1
2GB
SS ADATA
-
-
•
•
•
A-DATA
A-DATA
2GB
SS 3GB(3 x 1GB) SS -
•
•
•
4GB(2 x 2GB) SS -
-
•
•
•
2GB
4GB
DS DS A-Data
•
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•
A-DATA
AM2U139C4P2
4GB
DS ADATA
-
-
•
•
•
A-DATA
SU3U1333W8G9-B
8GB
DS ELPIDA
-
-
•
•
•
Apacer
78.A1GC6.9L1
2GB
DS Apacer
-
-
•
•
•
Apacer
78.A1GC6.9L1
2GB
DS Apacer
9
-
•
•
•
Apacer
AU02GFA33C9NBGC
2GB
DS Apacer
-
-
•
•
•
Apacer
78.B1GDE.9L10C
4GB
DS Apacer
-
-
•
•
•
1GB
3GB(3 x 1GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
24GB
(6 x 4GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
SS SS SS -
3CCA-1509A
3CCD-1509A
EL1127T
J4208BASE-DJ-F
AM5D5808D
EWSBG
AM5D5808F
EQSBG
AM5D5808
APQSBG
AM5D5908
CEHSBG
-
8-8-8-24 1.65-1.85V
9-9-9-24 1.25V-1.35V
(low voltage)
8-8-8-24 1.65-1.85V
-
•
A-DATA
A-DATA
AX3U1333C2G9-BP
AD31333G001GOU
AXDU1333GC2
G9-2G(XMP)
AD31333G002GMU
AD63I1C1624EV
AD30908C8D-151C
E0906
3CCD1509HNA1126L
3CCA-1509A
3CCD-1509A
EL1127T
-
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs
9-9-9-24 1.60V
9-9-9-24 1.50V
9-9-9-24 1.50V
•
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DS -
-
9-9-9-24 1.60V
•
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•
9-9-9-24 1.50V
•
•
•
9-9-9-24 -
•
•
•
9-9-9-24
7-7-7-20
9
9
1.50V
1.60V
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•
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7-7-7-24 1.65V
•
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A-DATA
CORSAIR CM3X1024-1333C9
CORSAIR TR3X3G1333C9 G
CORSAIR TR3X6G1333C9 G
CORSAIR CMD24GX3M6A
1333C9(XMP)
CORSAIR TW3X4G1333C9D G
DS -
CORSAIR CM3X4GA1333C9N2
4GB
DS CORSAIR 256MBDCJGE
LC0401136
CORSAIR CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 4GB
DS CORSAIR CMD8GX3M4A1333C7 8GB(4 x 2GB) DS Crucial
CT12864BA1339.8FF 1GB
SS Micron
9FF22D9KPT
Crucial
CT25664BA1339.16FF 2GB
DS Micron
9KF27D9KPT
BL25664BN1337.16FF
Crucial
6GB(3 x 2GB) DS (XMP)
continued on the next page
1-20
Chapter 1: Product introduction
DDR3-1333MHz capability
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip
DS Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
ELPIDA
EBJ10UE8EDF0-DJ-F
1GB
SS ELPIDA
J1108EDSE-DJ-F
-
EBJ21UE8EDF0-DJ-F
2GB
DS ELPIDA
J1108EDSE-DJ-F
-
G.SKILL
1GB
SS G.SKILL
GEIL
F3-10600CL8D-2GBHK
(XMP)
F3-10600CL9D-2GBNQ
F3-10666CL7T-3GBPK
(XMP)
F3-10666CL8D4GBECO(XMP)
F3-10666CL7T-6GBPK
(XMP)
F3-10666CL7D-8GBRH
(XMP)
GV32GB1333C9DC
1.35V
(low voltage) •
1.35V
(low voltage) •
•
ELPIDA
GEIL
•
•
-
-
-
•
•
•
2GB(2 x 1GB) SS -
-
9-9-9-24
1.5V
•
•
•
3GB(3 x 1GB) SS -
-
7-7-7-18
1.5~1.6V
•
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4GB(2 x 2GB) DS -
-
8-8-8-8-24 XMP 1.35V
•
•
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6GB(3 x 2GB) DS -
-
7-7-7-18
1.5~1.6V
•
•
8GB(2 x 4GB) DS -
-
7-7-7-21
1.5V
•
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2GB(2 x 1GB) DS -
-
9-9-9-24
•
•
•
GG34GB1333C9DC
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS GEIL
GL1L128M88BA12N 9-9-9-24
•
•
•
GEIL
GEIL
GV34GB1333C9DC
GVP34GB1333C7DC
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS 4GB(2 x 2GB) DS -
-
•
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•
•
Hynix
HMT112U6TFR8A-H9
1GB
SS Hynix
H5TC1G83TFRH9A -
•
•
•
Hynix
HMT325U6BFR8C-H9
2GB
SS Hynix
H5TQ2G83BFRH9C -
•
•
•
Hynix
HMT125U6TFR8A-H9
2GB
DS Hynix
H5TC1G83TFRH9A -
•
•
•
Hynix
HMT351U6BFR8C-H9
4GB
DS Hynix
-
•
•
•
KINGMAX
FLFD45F-B8KL9 NAES
1GB
SS KINGMAX
-
-
•
•
•
KINGMAX
FLFE85F-C8KF9 CAES 2GB
SS KINGMAX
-
-
•
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•
KINGMAX
FLFE85F-C8KL9 NAES
2GB
SS KINGMAX
-
-
•
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•
KINGMAX
FLFE85F-C8KM9 NAES 2GB
SS KINGMAX
-
-
•
•
•
KINGMAX
FLFE85F-B8KL9 NEES
2GB
DS KINGMAX
-
-
•
•
•
KINGMAX
FLFF65F-C8KL9 NEES
4GB
DS KINGMAX
-
-
•
•
•
KINGMAX
FLFF65F-C8KM9 NEES 4GB
DS KINGMAX
-
-
•
•
•
KINGSTON
1GB
SS ELPIDA
J1108BDBG-DJ-F
9
1.5V
•
•
•
2GB
SS Hynix
H5TQ2G83AFRH9C 9
-
•
•
2GB
SS Micron
IID77 D9LGK
-
1.5V
•
•
•
2GB
SS ELPIDA
J2108BCSE-DJ-F
-
1.5V
•
•
•
2GB
DS ELPIDA
J1108BFBG-DJ-F
9
1.5V
•
•
•
2GB
2GB
DS KTC
DS ELPIDA
D1288JPNDPLD9U
J1108BDSE-DJ-F
9
9
1.5V
1.5V
•
•
•
•
•
•
2GB
DS KTC
D1288JEMFNGD9U -
2GB
DS KINGSTON D1288JPSFPGD9U
KINGSTON
KVR1333D3N9/1G
(low profile)
KVR1333D3N9/2G
(low profile)
KVR1333D3S8N9/2G
KVR1333D3S8N
9/2G-SP(low profile)
KVR1333D3N9/2G
(low profile)
KVR1333D3N9/2G
KVR1333D3N9/2G
KVR1333D3N9/2G-SP
(low profile)
KVR1333D3N9/2G-SP
(low profile)
KHX1333C7D3K2/4GX
(XMP)
KHX1333C9D3UK2/4GX
(XMP)
KVR1333D3N9/4G
(low profile)
KVR1333D3N9/4G
(low profile)
H5TQ2G83BFRH9C
KKB8FNWBFGNX27A
KFC8FMFXFDXX-15A
KFC8FNLXFDXX-15A
KFC8FNMXFBXX-15A
KKB8FNWBFGNX26A
KFC8FNLXFDXX-15A
KFC8FNMXFBXX-15A
1.5V
1.3V
(low voltage)
1.5V
1.5V
1.35V
(low voltage)
1.35V
(low voltage)
-
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
9-9-9-24
7-7-7-24
1.5V
•
•
•
-
1.5V
•
•
•
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS -
-
7
1.65V
•
•
•
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS -
-
9
XMP 1.25V
•
•
•
4GB
DS ELPIDA
J2108BCSE-DJ-F
9
1.5V
•
•
•
4GB
DS ELPIDA
J2108BCSE-DJ-F
-
1.5V
•
•
•
KVR1333D3N9/4G
4GB
DS KTC
D2568JENCNGD9U -
1.5V
•
•
•
KVR1333D3N9/4G
4GB
DS Hynix
H5TQ2G83AFR
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•
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•
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ASUS P8H77-M
1-21
DDR3-1333MHz capability
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip Brand
DS
Chip NO.
KINGSTON
KVR1333D3N9/4G-SP
(low profile)
MT4JTF12864AZ-1G4D1
MT8JTF12864AZ-1G4F1
MT8JTF25664AZ-1G4D1
MT8JTF25664AZ-1G4M1
MT16JTF25664AZ-1G4F1
MT16JTF51264AZ-1G4D1
4GB
DS KINGSTON
D2568JENCPGD9U -
1.5V
•
•
•
Micron
Micron
Micron
Micron
Micron
Micron
1GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
4GB
SS
SS
SS
SS
DS
DS
9
9
-
-
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
NANYA
NT4GC64B8HG0NF-CG
4GB
DS NANYA
-
-
•
•
•
PSC
PSC
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
Super Talent
AL7F8G73F-DJ2
AL8F8G73F-DJ2
M378B2873FHS-CH9
M378B5773DH0-CH9
M378B5673FH0-CH9
M378B5273CH0-CH9
M378B1G73AH0-CH9
W1333UA1GH
SS
DS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
SS
9
-
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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•
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Super Talent
W1333UX2G8(XMP)
SS -
-
8
-
•
•
Super Talent
Super Talent
W1333UB2GS
W1333UB4GS
DS SAMSUNG
DS SAMSUNG
K4B1G0846F
K4B2G0846C
9
-
-
•
•
•
•
•
•
Super Talent
W1333UX6GM
DS Micron
0BF27D9KPT
Transcend
Transcend
Transcend
Elixir
Elixir
Elixir
Elixir
Elixir
KINGSHARE
KINGSTEK
JM1333KLN-2G
JM1333KLN-2G
TS256MLK64V3U
PC3-10600 DDR31333 9-9-9
M2F2G64CB88B7N-CG
M2F2G64CB88D7N-CG
M2F2G64CB88G7N-CG
M2F4G64CB8HB5N-CG
M2F4G64CB8HD5N-CG
KSRPCD313332G
KSTD3PC-10600
1GB
2GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
4GB
8GB
1GB
2GB(2x
1GB)
2GB
4GB
6GB(3x
2GB)
2GB
2GB
2GB
OJD12D9LGQ
9FF22D9KPT
OJD12D9LGK
IJM22 D9PFJ
9KF27D9KPT
OLD22D9LGK
NT5CB256M8GNCG
A3P1GF3FGF
A3P1GF3FGF
K4B1G0846F
K4B2G0846D
K4B1G0846F
K4B2G0846C
K4B4G0846A-HCH9
H5TQ1G83TFR
Kingtiger
2GB DIMM PC3-10666
2GB
Kingtiger
MARKVISION
MARKVISION
PATRIOT
PATRIOT
PATRIOT
PATRIOT
RAMAXEL
RAMAXEL
RiDATA
SanMax
SILICON
POWER
SILICON
POWER
SILICON
POWER
TAKEMS
TAKEMS
TAKEMS
TAKEMS
TAKEMS
UMAX
WINTEC
KTG2G1333PG3
BMD32048M1333C9-1123
BMD34096M1333C9-1124
PSD31G13332H
PSD31G13332
PSD32G13332H
PG38G1333EL(XMP)
RMR1870ED48E8F-1333
RMR1870EC58E9F-1333
E304459CB1AG32Cf
SMD-4G68H1P-13HZ
2GB
2GB
4GB
1GB
1GB
2GB
8GB
2GB
4GB
4GB
4GB
SP001GBLTU133S01
SP001GBLTU133S02
Century
1-22
DIMM socket support
Voltage (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs
Vendors
Micron
Micron
Micron
MICRON
Micron
Micron
PSC
PSC
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
Hynix
Timing
•
9-9-9-24 1.5V
•
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9
9-9-9-24
9
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-
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1GB
0YD77D9LGK
H5TQ2G83BZRH9C
9GF27D9KPT
NT5CB128M8DNSS NANYA
CF
SS Elixir
N2CB2G80BN-CG
SS Elixir
N2CB2G80DN-CG
SS Elixir
N2CB2G80GN-CG
DS Elixir
N2CB2G80BN-CG
DS Elixir
N2CB2G80DN-CG
DS PATRIOT
PM128M8D385-15
SS MICRON
PE911-125E
SEC 904 HCH9
DS SAMSUNG
K4B1G0846D
DS DS MARKVISION M3D1288P-13
DS MARKVISION M3D2568E-13
DS DS PATRIOT
PM64M8D38U-15
DS DS DS ELPIDA
J1108BDBG-DJ-F
DS ELPIDA
J2108BCSE-DJ-F
DS RiDATA
N/A
DS HYNIX
H5TQ2G83BFR H9C
NT5CB128M8ANSS NANYA
CG
9
-
•
•
•
1GB
SS Elixir
N2CB1680AN-C6
9
-
•
•
•
SP002GBLTU133S02
2GB
DS Elixir
N2CB1680AN-C6
9
-
•
•
•
TMS1GB364D081-107EY
TMS1GB364D081-138EY
TMS2GB364D081-107EY
TMS2GB364D081-138EY
TMS2GB364D082-138EW
E41302GP0-73BDB
3WVS31333-2G-CNR
1GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
U2S24D30TP-13
AM3420803-13H
7-7-7-20
8-8-8-24
7-7-7-20
8-8-8-24
8-8-8-24
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1.5V
1.5V
1.5V
1.5V
1.5V
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1GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
4GB
4GB
2GB
2GB
SS Micron
SS Hynix
DS Micron
UMAX
AMPO
•
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•
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DDR3-1066MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Crucial
Crucial
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
CT12864BA1067.8FF
CT25664BA1067.16FF
EBJ10UE8EDF0-AE-F
EBJ21UE8EDF0-AE-F
KINGSTON KVR1066D3N7/1G(low
profile)
KINGSTON KVR1066D3N7/2G
KINGSTON KVR1066D3N7/4G
Micron
MT8JTF12864AZ-1G1F1
MT16JTF25664AZMicron
1G1F1
Kingtiger
2GB DIMM PC3-8500
Size SS/ Chip
DS Brand
Chip NO.
Timing Voltage
1GB
2GB
1GB
2GB
9GF22D9KPT
9HF22D9KPT
J1108EDSE-DJ-F
J1108EDSE-DJ-F
7
7
-
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs
•
•
•
•
•
•
1.35V(low voltage) •
•
•
1.35V(low voltage) •
•
•
1GB SS ELPIDA J1108BFSE-DJ-F
7
1.5V
•
•
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2GB DS ELPIDA J1108BDSE-DJ-F
4GB DS Hynix
H5TQ2G83AFR
1GB SS Micron 9GF22D9KPT
7
7
7
1.5V
1.5V
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2GB DS Micron
9HF22D9KPT
7
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•
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2GB DS Hynix
H5TQ1G83AFP G7C -
-
•
•
•
SS
DS
SS
DS
Micron
Micron
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
SS: Single-sided / DS: Double-sided
DIMM support:
• 1 DIMM*: one (1) module inserted into any slot as single-channel memory configuration.
We suggest that you install the module into A2 slot.
• 2 DIMMs*: two (2) modules inserted into either the blue slots or the black slots as one
pair of dual-channel memory configuration. We suggest that you install the
modules into slots A2 and B2 for better compatibility.
• 4 DIMMs*: four (4) modules inserted into both the blue slots and the black slots as two
pairs of dual-channel memory configuration.
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1.7.3
Installing a DIMM
1
2
3
To remove a DIMM
B
A
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1.8
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following sub‑sections describe
the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do so may
cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
1.8.1
Installing an expansion card
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.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis).
3.
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw for later
use.
4.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely
seated on the slot.
5.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
6.
Replace the system cover.
1.8.2
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 2 for
information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
When using PCI cards 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.
1.8.3
PCI slot
1.8.4
PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
1.8.5
PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots
The PCI slot supportS cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and other cards that
comply with PCI specifications.
This motherboard supports PCI Express 2.0 x1 network cards, SCSI cards, and other cards
that comply with the PCI Express specifications.
This motherboard has two PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots that support PCI Express x16 2.0
graphic cards complying with the PCI Express specifications.
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1.8.6
PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot
This motherboard has one PCE Express 3.0 x 16 slot that supports PCI Express 3.0 x 16
graphics cards complying with the PCI Express specifications.
VGA configuration
PCI Express operating mode
PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_1
PCIe 2.0 x16_2
Single VGA/PCIe card
x16 (Recommended for single VGA card)
N/A
Dual VGA/PCIe card
x16
x4
• PCIe 3.0 support depends on CPU type and requires PCIe 3.0 VGA card.
• In single VGA card mode, use the PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_1 slot (blue) for a PCI Express x16
graphics card to get better performance.
• In CrossFireX™ mode, use the PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_1 and PCIe 2.0 x16_2 slots for PCI
Express x16 graphics cards to get better performance.
• We recommend that you provide sufficient power when running CrossFireX™ mode.
• Connect a chassis fan to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN when using
multiple graphics cards for better thermal environment. See page 2-24 for details.
1.8.7
Interrupt assignments
Standard interrupt assignments
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
PCIex16_1
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
PCIex16_2
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
PCIex1_1
–
–
shared
–
–
–
–
–
PCI_1
–
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
LAN
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
VGA
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
shared
USB 2.0 Controller1
USB 2.0 Controller2
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–
–
–
–
–
–
–
shared
XHCI Controller
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
SATA Controller1
–
–
–
shared
–
–
–
–
SATA Controller2
–
–
–
shared
–
–
–
–
HD Audio
–
–
–
–
–
–
shared
–
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1.9
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin 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 onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in
CMOS, which include system setup information such as system passwords.
CLRTC
P8H77-M
1
2
2
3
Normal
(Default)
Clear RTC
P8H77-M Clear RTC RAM
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. 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.
3. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
4. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to re-enter
data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default
position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
• If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and move the jumper again
to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After clearing the CMOS, reinstall the battery.
• You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking. For
system failure due to overclocking, use the CPU Parameter Recall (C.P.R.) feature. Shut
down and reboot the system, then the BIOS automatically resets parameter settings to
default values.
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1.10
Connectors
1.10.1
Rear panel connectors
2
1
12
11
10
3
8
9
4 5
7
6
1.
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse COMBO port. This port is for a PS/2 keyboard/mouse.
2.
Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) port. This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor or other
VGA-compatible devices.
3.
LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN)
through a network hub. Refer to the table on the next page for the LAN port LED
indicators.
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
LAN port LED indications
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
OFF
No link
OFF
10 Mbps connection
ORANGE
Linked
ORANGE
100 Mbps connection
BLINKING
Data activity
GREEN
1 Gbps connection
LAN port
4.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects to the tape, CD, DVD player, or other
audio sources.
5.
Line Out port (lime). This port connects to a headphone or a speaker. In the 4, 6, and
8-channel configurations, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.
6.
Microphone port (pink). This port connects to a microphone.
Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in a 2, 4, 6,
or 8-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, or 6-channel configuration
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Port
Headset 2-channel
4-channel
6-channel
Light Blue
Line In
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Mic In
Bass/Center
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7.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports connect to
USB 2.0/1.1 devices.
8.
USB 3.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports connect to
USB 3.0 devices.
9.
DVI-D port. This port is for any DVI-D compatible device. DVI-D cannot be converted
to output RGB Signal to CRT and isn’t compatible with DVI-I.
10. Optical S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device via an
optical S/PDIF cable.
11.
HDMI port. This port is for a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connector,
and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-Ray and other protected
content.
12. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports connect to
USB 2.0/1.1 devices.
1.10.2
1.
Internal connectors
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
NC
AGND
NC
NC
SENSE2_RETUR
AGND
NC
SENSE1_RETUR
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports
either High Definition Audio or AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of the front
panel audio I/O module cable to this connector.
AAFP
HD-audio-compliant
pin definition
PIN 1
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
P8H77-M
PORT1 L
PORT1 R
PORT2 R
SENSE_SEND
PORT2 L
PIN 1
Legacy AC’97
compliant definition
P8H77-M Front panel audio connector
If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector, ensure
that the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS is set to [HD Audio]. If you want to connect an
AC97 front panel audio module to this connector, set the item to [AC97]. See section 2.5.6
Onboard Devices Configuration for details.
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2.
Intel® H77 Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_1~2 [gray])
SATA6G_2
SATA6G_1
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 6.0
Gb/s signal cables.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
configuration with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology through the onboard Intel® H77
chipset.
P8H77-M
P8H77-M Intel® SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors
• These connectors are set to [AHCI] by default. If you intend to create a Serial ATA RAID
set using these connectors, set the SATA Mode Selection item in the BIOS to [RAID].
Refer to section 3.5.3 SATA Configuration for details.
• Before creating a RAID set, refer to section 4.4 RAID configurations or the manual
bundled in the motherboard support DVD.
• When using NCQ, set the SATA Mode Selection in the BIOS to [AHCI]. Refer to section
3.5.3 SATA Configuration for details.
• You must install Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later versions before using Serial
ATA hard disk drives. The Serial ATA RAID feature is available only if you are using
Windows® XP SP3 or later versions.
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3.
Intel® H77 Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA3G_1~2 [blue])
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s hard disk drives and optical disc
drives via Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s signal cables.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
configuration with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology through the onboard Intel® H77
chipset.
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
SATA3G_4
SATA3G_3
GND
RSATA_RXP3
RSATA_RXN3
GND
RSATA_TXN3
RSATA_TXP3
GND
SATA3G_1
GND
RSATA_RXP4
RSATA_RXN4
GND
RSATA_TXN4
RSATA_TXP4
GND
P8H77-M
SATA3G_2
P8H77-M Intel® SATA 3.0Gb/s connectors
• These connectors are set to [AHCI] by default. If you intend to create a Serial ATA RAID
set using these connectors, set the SATA Mode Selection item in the BIOS to [RAID].
Refer to section 3.5.3 SATA Configuration for details.
• Before creating a RAID set, refer to section 4.4 RAID configurations or the manual
bundled in the motherboard support DVD.
• When using NCQ, set the SATA Mode Selection in the BIOS to [AHCI]. Refer to section
3.5.3 SATA Configuration for details.
• You must install Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later versions before using Serial
ATA hard disk drives. The Serial ATA RAID feature is available only if you are using
Windows® XP SP3 or later versions.
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4.
USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_34)
This connector is for the additional USB 3.0 ports, and complies with the USB 3.0
specificaton that supports up to 480 MBps connection speed. If the USB 3.0 front panel
cable is available from your system chassis, with this USB 3.0 connector, you can have
a front panel USB 3.0 solution.
USB3_34
P8H77-M
P8H77-M USB3.0 Front panel connector
The USB 3.0 module is purchased separately.
5.
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78, USB910)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to any of
these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system
chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to
48 MBps connection speed.
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
USB56
USB+5V
USB_P6USB_P6+
GND
NC
USB78
USB+5V
USB_P10USB_P10+
GND
NC
USB910
PIN 1
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
PIN 1
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
PIN 1
USB+5V
USB_P9USB_P9+
GND
P8H77-M
P8H77-M USB2.0 connector
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
The USB 2.0 module is purchased separately.
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6.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
SPDIFOUT
GND
P8H77-M
+5V
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port(s).
Connect the S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install the module to a
slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
SPDIF_OUT
P8H77-M Digital audio connector
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
7.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module cable to this
connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
PIN 1
DCD
TXD
GND
RTS
RI
RXD
DTR
DSR
CTS
COM1
P8H77-M
P8H77-M Serial port (COM1) connector
The COM module is purchased separately.
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8.
CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN)
Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
CPU_FAN
CHA_FAN
Rotation
+12V
GND
P8H77-M
P8H77-M fan connectors
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air flow inside the
system may damage the motherboard components. These are not jumpers! Do not place
jumper caps on the fan connectors!
• The CPU_FAN connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12 W) fan power.
• Only the CPU_FAN connector supports the ASUS FAN Xpert feature.
• If you install two VGA cards, we recommend that you plug the rear chassis fan cable to
the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN for better thermal environment.
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9.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR; 8-pin EATX12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs are
designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper orientation and
push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
+12V DC
+12V DC
+12V DC
+12V DC
EATX12V
GND
GND
GND
GND
PIN 1
P8H77-M
P8H77-M ATX power connectors
EATXPWR
+3 Volts
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
GND
+5 Volts
GND
+5 Volts
GND
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
GND
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
-5 Volts
GND
GND
GND
PSON#
GND
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
PIN 1
• For a fully configured system, we recommend that you use a power supply unit (PSU)
that complies with ATX 12 V Specification 2.0 (or later version) and provides a minimum
power of 350 W.
• Do not forget to connect the 4-pin/8-pin EATX12 V power plug; otherwise, the system
will not boot.
• Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when configuring a system
with more power-consuming devices. The system may become unstable or may not boot
up if the power is inadequate.
• If you want to use two high-end PCI Express x16 cards, use a PSU with 1000W power
or above to ensure the system stability.
• If you are uncertain about the minimum power supply requirement for your system,
refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at http://support.asus.
com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us for details.
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10. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
SPEAKER
PLED-
PLED+
PLED
PANEL
P8H77-M
IDE_LED
PWRSW
Reset
Ground
PWR
Ground
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
PIN 1
RESET
* Requires an ATX power supply
P8H77-M System panel connector
•
System power LED (2-pin PLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis power LED
cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system
power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
•
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity LED cable
to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes when data is read from or written to
the HDD.
•
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker
allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button.
•
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without
turning off the system power.
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11.
LPT connector (26-1 pin LPT)
The LPT (Line Printing Terminal) connector supports devices such as a printer. LPT
standardizes as IEEE 1284, which is the parallel port interface on IBM PC-compatible
computers.
SLCT
PE
BUSY
ACK#
PD7
PD6
PD5
PD4
PD3
PD2
PD1
PD0
STB#
LPT
PIN 1
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
SLIN#
INIT#
ERR#
AFD
P8H77-M
P8H77-M Parallel Port Connector
12. TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
This connector supports a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which can securely
store keys, digital certificates, passwords, and data. A TPM system also helps enhance
network security, protects digital identities, and ensures platform integrity.
TPM
P8H77-M
RESET
GPIO
SERIRQ
SMBSDA
GND
LAD1
LAD2
PWROWN
GND
SB_SUS_STAT
GND
+3VSB
SMBSCL
LAD0
+3V
LAD3
PCIRST#
FRAME
PCICLK
PIN 1
P8H77-M TPM Connector
The TPM module is purchased separately.
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1.11
Onboard switches
Onboard switches allow you to fine-tune performance when working on a bare or open-case
system. This is ideal for overclockers and gamers who continually change settings to
enhance system performance.
MemOK! switch
Installing DIMMs that are incompatible with the motherboard may cause system boot failure,
and the DRAM_LED near the MemOK! switch lights continuously. Press and hold the
MemOK! switch until the DRAM_LED starts blinking to begin automatic memory compatibility
tuning for successful boot.
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• Refer to section 1.12 Onboard LEDs for the exact location of the DRAM_LED.
• The DRAM_LED also lights when the DIMM is not properly installed. Turn off the system
and reinstall the DIMM before using the MemOK! function.
• The MemOK! switch does not function under Windows® OS environment.
• During the tuning process, the system loads and tests failsafe memory settings. It takes
about 30 seconds for the system to test one set of failsafe settings. If the test fails,
the system reboots and test the next set of failsafe settings. The blinking speed of the
DRAM_LED increases, indicating different test processes.
• Due to memory tuning requirement, the system automatically reboots when each timing
set is tested. If the installed DIMMs still fail to boot after the whole tuning process, the
DRAM_LED lights continuously. Replace the DIMMs with ones recommended in the
Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists) in this user manual or on the ASUS website at
www.asus.com.
• If you turn off the computer and replace DIMMs during the tuning process, the system
continues memory tuning after turning on the computer. To stop memory tuning, turn off
the computer and unplug the power cord for about 5–10 seconds.
• If your system fail to boot due to BIOS overclocking, press the MemOK! switch to boot
and load BIOS default settings. A message will appear during POST reminding you that
the BIOS has been restored to its default settings.
• We recommend that you download and update to the latest BIOS version from the
ASUS website at www.asus.com after using the MemOK! function.
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1.12
1.
Onboard LEDs
Standby Power LED
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED that lights up to indicate that the
system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode. This is a reminder that you should
shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing or plugging in any
motherboard component. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED.
SB_PWR
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ON
Standby Power
OFF
Powered Off
DRAM LED
DRAM LED checks the DRAM in sequence during motherboard booting process. If an
error is found , the LED next to the error device will continue lighting until the problem
is solved. This user-friendly design provides an intuitional way to locate the root
problem within a second.
DRAM LED
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1.13
Software support
1.13.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® XP / 7 Operating Systems (OS). Always install the
latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize the features of your hardware.
• Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Refer to your OS documentation for
detailed information.
• Ensure that you install Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later versions before installing
the drivers for better compatibility and system stability.
1.13.2
Support DVD information
The Support DVD that comes with the motherboard package contains the drivers, software
applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard features.
The contents of the Support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the
ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.
To run the Support DVD
Place the Support DVD to the optical drive. The DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu
if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
The following screen is for reference only.
Click an icon to
display Support
DVD/motherboard
information
Click an item to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the Support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the DVD.
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1.14
Introduction to Intel® 2012 Desktop
responsiveness technologies
This document details the overview of the installation and configuration procedures of the
Intel® 2012 Desktop responsiveness technologies.
Intel® 2012 Desktop responsiveness technologies feature the three technologies:
•
Intel® Smart Response Technology
•
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
•
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
1.14.1 System Requirements for Intel® 2012 Desktop
responsiveness technologies
In order for the system to run smoothly for the Intel® 2012 Desktop responsiveness, you must
meet the following requirements:
1. CPU:
Intel® 3rd/2nd generation Core Processor family
2. OS:
Windows® 7 operating systems
3. SSD:
One dedicated SSD (Solid State Disk) to support Intel® Smart Response and
Intel ® Rapid Start Technology is necessary.
Refer to the SSD Capacity Requirements table for the information of SSD size, partition
capacity, and system memory requirements.
4. HDD:
At least one HDD (Hard Disk Drive) for the system OS drive.
5. DRAM:
To enable Intel® Rapid Start Technology, DRAM size smaller than 8GB is
required.
Ensure to enable the acceleration of Intel® Smart Response Technology before
creating the partition for the Intel® Rapid Start Technology.
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SSD Capacity Requirements
SSD Partition Capacity
Requirements
4GB
8GB
Intel Rapid Start
2GB
4GB
8GB
Intel® Smart Response
20GB
20GB
20GB
Intel® Smart Response
and
Intel® Rapid Start
Separate 20GB
and 2GB
partition
(SSD size >
22GB)
Separate
20GB and 4GB
partition
(SSD size >
24GB)
Separate
20GB and 8GB
partition
(SSD size >
28GB)
Intel® Smart Response,
Intel® Rapid Start,
and
Intel® Smart Connect
Separate 20GB
and 2GB partition
(SSD size >
22GB)
Separate
20GB and 4GB
partition
(SSD size >
24GB)
Separate 20GB
and 8GB
partition
(SSD size >
28GB)
®
Intel® storage combinations
System DRAM
2GB
• The SSD used for Intel® Rapid Start and Intel® Smart Response is not allowed for
creating RAID.
• Due to OS behavior, Intel® Rapid Start Technology works inefficiently with over 4G
system memory under Windows® 7 32-bit operating system.
• Only Intel® internal SATA ports (gray and blue) support Intel® 2012 Desktop
responsiveness technologies.
• The performance of Intel® Smart Response Technology and Intel® Rapid Storage
Technology vary by the installed SSD.
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1.14.2
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology boosts overall system performance. It uses an installed
fast SSD (min. 20GB available) as a cache for frequently accessed operations, speeding up
hard drive/main memory interaction. Key benefits are expedited hard drive speeds, reduced
load and wait times, and maximized storage utilization. Power consumption also goes down
by reducing unnecessary hard drive spin.
Before applying Intel® Smart Response Technology, setting the SATA Mode BIOS item to
[RAID mode] in BIOS setup is necessary. Refer to section 3.5.3 SATA Configuration for
details
Installing Intel® Smart Response Technology
1.
Place the support DVD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab appears if your
computer has enabled the Autorun feature.
2.
Click the Drivers tab, then click Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver software.
3.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
Using the Intel® Smart Response
Technology
1.
Click Accelerate to launch Smart
Response Technology settings.
2.
a.Select the SSD you want to use to
accelerate your storage system
b.Select the size allocated for SSD
caching.
c.
d.Enhanced mode: WRITE
THROUGH, write to SSD and HDD at
the same time.
Select which HDD for caching.
Maximized mode: WRITE BACK,
write to SSD and write back to HDD
in a later time.
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Select Disable Acceleration to disable
this function, and select Change Mode to
switch acceleration mode to Enhanced/
Maximized.
3.
• To enable Intel® Smart Response Technology, you need at least one SSD ( 20GB) and
a HDD, and only one SSD can be assigned for caching.
• If you want to restore the OS, go to BIOS Option ROM > Acceleration Options and
remove the Disks/Volume Acceleration to disable Intel® Smart Response Technology.
Refer to Chapter 4, section Installing Serial ATA hard disk for the entry of BIOS Option
ROM.
• The maximum caching size on the SSD is 64GB. If it exceeds, the storage capacity left
out for caching can still be identified by the system for normal storage.
1.14.3
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology allows you to quickly resume your computer from sleeping
mode. Saving your computer’s system memory to the configured SSD provides a faster
wake-up response time, but keeps the energy in a low profile.
®
• Before applying Intel® Rapid Start Technology, go to Advanced Mode > Advanced >
PCH Configuration in BIOS item, and enable Intel® Rapid Start Technology.
• Ensure to follow the procedure Creating a partition precisely to enable the Intel Rapid
Start function. Error message appears if you install the Intel® Rapid Start Utility before
creating a partition.
Creating a partition
• Ensure to backup your data before using the Microsoft partition tool. Incorrect
partitioning process will result to data loss.
• Adjusting the DRAM to a high frequency will result to unstable system performance.
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1.
Go to Start, right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management.
2.
Select the SSD that you want to create the partition.
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3.
Right click the New Volume
that you want to shrink from,
and select Shrink Volume.
4.
If your SSD is not initialized and
unformatted:
a.Right click the disk that
you want to create the
partition, and select
Initialize.
b.Right click the unallocated volume, select New Simple Volume, and follow the
remaining steps.
If your SSD is smaller than 64GB, and is set to Full disk capacity caching option for Intel®
Smart Response, you can not see any volume in the Disk Management. Ensure to set your
cache memory value of 18.6GB in Intel® Smart Response to allow enough capacity for the
Intel® Rapid Start partition.
5.
Key in the required partition
size, and must be equal to
the system DRAM memory
(1GB = 1024MB). Click
Shrink.
Go to Start > Control Panel
> System and Security
> System, and check the
DRAM size information.
The unallocated volume is
allocated to the selected
disk.
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6.
To launch the disk partitioning tool, click Start > Programs > Accessories >
Command Prompt tool.
7.
Type diskpart and press Enter.
8.
In the diskpart prompt, type
list disk after DISKPART,
and press Enter. Select the
disk with the unallocated
volume by typing select
disk x (x = disk number), and
press Enter.
• The value “x” refers to a disk number where you created the unallocated partition.
• Refer to step 5 for details about the unallocated disk space in the SSD.
9.
Type create partition
primary, and press Enter.
10. After creating a primary
partition, type detail
disk, and press Enter
to view the details of the
partitioned disk.
11.
Select the RAW volume
which has the same size
as the shrinked volume,
type select volume x
(x = number), and press
Enter to store the Intel®
Rapid Start partition.
The value “x” refers to a disk number where you want to create the store partition.
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12. Type set id=84 override, press Enter, and wait for the “shrinking process” until
the Disk Management utility identifies a new partition called Hibernation Partition.
The Hibernation Partition does not appear when you choose “GPT (GUID Partition Table
store type”. Ensure the “Unallocated” disappears from the volume, and a new partition is
identified.
13. Reboot the system after creating the partition.
The partition for Intel® Rapid Start Technology is incomplete if the computer is not rebooted,
and this results to function failure of Intel® Rapid Start Technology.
Enabling and disabling the Intel® Rapid Start Technology under the
OS
Install the Intel® Rapid Start Technology first from your support DVD in order to launch the
Intel® Rapid Start Manager.
After creating the partition, launch the Intel® Rapid Start Manager to enable or disable the
Intel® Rapid Start Technology.
1.
Click the Show hidden icons arrow from the right side
of the task bar, and click Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Manager icon.
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2.
Tick On in the Status field to enable the function, and click Save.
Select and click to enable or
disable the function
Click to enable or disable
battery saving mode. This
function only applies to
notebooks.
Click to enable or disable the timer. When enabled, move the scroll
bar to the desired time. When the system is idle for more than the time
period you set, the system automatically goes into the Intel® Rapid Start
mode. Default time is 10 minutes.
Click to save the
settings made.
Click to cancel the
settings made.
Recovering the partition
This procedure allows you to delete the Intel® Rapid Start Technology from your system, and
recover the partition you made for the Intel Rapid® Start Technology installation.
1.
Run the Command Prompt tool.
2.
Type diskpart and press Enter.
3.
At the diskpart prompt, type
list disk after DISKPART,
and press Enter.
4.
Select the disk (SSD)
where the Intel® Rapid Start
Technology is installed for
volume recovery, type select
disk x (x = number), and
press Enter.
The value “x” refers to a disk number where you want to delete the store partition.
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5.
Type list partition,
press Enter, and select the
partition where the Intel®
Rapid Start Technology is
installed by typing select
partition x (x = number),
and press Enter.
The value “x” refers to a disk number where you want to delete the store partition.
6.
Type delete partition override, and press Enter. The diskpart utility deletes
the selected partition.
7.
In the desktop, click Start, right-click Computer, and click Manage.
8.
In the Computer Management window, click
Disk Management, right click the shrinked
new volume, and select Extend Volume.
9.
As the Extend Volume Wizard appears,
click Next.
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10. Click Next after selecting the default
selected disk.
11.
Extend volume setup is completed. Click Finish to recover the Intel® Rapid Start
Technology partition.
12. Reboot the system after deleting the partition.
13. Go to Start > Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > to remove the
Intel® Rapid Start Manager for the complete deletion of Intel® Rapid Start Technology.
1.14.4
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
The Intel Smart Connect Technology is a feature that provides the latest content updates
and energy efficiency to your computer’s platform.
Once installed and activated, the Intel® Smart Connect Technology periodically wakes up the
system from sleeping mode, performs user state gathering, and initiates re-entry to sleeping
mode to wake-up after a set time interval.
®
• Intel® Smart Connect Technology supports Windows® Live Mail, Microsoft Outlook, and
Seesmic applications.
• It is necessary to enable the items of the PCH Configuration in the BIOS before applying
the Intel® Smart Connect Technology. Go to Advanced Mode > Advanced > PCH
Configuration, and enable the Intel® Smart Connect Technology.
Installing the Intel® Smart Connect Technology
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1.
Place the support DVD to the optical drive.
2.
Go to Utilities, and click Intel® Smart Connect Technology.
3.
As the setup wizard appears, click Next to begin the setup.
4.
Tick I accept the terms in the License Agreement, and click Next.
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5.
Select all and click Next for
Custom Setup.
6.
Click Install to proceed the installation.
7.
Click Yes to restart your system, and for the newly installed Intel® Smart Connect
Technology to take effect.
Using the Intel® Smart Connect Technology
• Before the system goes to sleep mode, ensure to keep your applications on the desktop,
and enter the applications, passwords.
• Ensure that the internet is in connection when enabling the Intel® Smart Connect
Technology.
1.
Click Start > All Programs > Intel > Intel® Smart Connect Technology.
2.
In the Basic tab, click Enable Updating. When enabled, the Advanced tab is
available for advanced function settings.
The Advanced tab is activated
when updating is enabled
Click to configure
the basic settings
Click to enable or
disable the function
Click to view version information
and help topics
When updating is
enabled, click to reset
all settings to default.
When the scroll bar
is activated, adjust
the waking up time
period for Internet data
update.
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3.
To disable the
updating function, click
Disable Updating.
Clicking this button
automatically disables
the configuration in the
Advanced tab. To reset
to defaults, click Reset
All to Defaults.
4.
In the Advanced tab,
set up the schedule
during low power usage
time period for power
saving. This setting
only applies to the
assigned time period.
5.
In the Help tab, click About to view the feature’s version. Click Topics to learn more
about the Intel® Smart Connect Technology and its configuration.
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Chapter 2
BIOS information
2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a USB flash disk in case you need to
restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update
utility.
2.1.1
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard
BIOS in Windows® environment.
• ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet
Service Provider (ISP).
• This utility is available in the support DVD that comes with the motherboard package.
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
Place the support DVD in the optical drive. The Specials menu appears.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click AI Suite II.
3.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS:
1.
From the Windows® desktop, click Start > Programs > ASUS > AI Suite II > AI Suite II X.XX.XX to
launch the AI Suite II utility. The AI Suite II Quick Bar appears.
2.
Click Update button from the Quick Bar, and then click ASUS Update from the popup menu. The
ASUS Update main screen appears. From the list, select either of the following methods:
Updating from the Internet
Select Update BIOS from the Internet, then click Next.
a.
b.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest you to avoid network traffic, then click Next.
c.
From the FTP site, select the BIOS version that you wish to download then click Next.
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The ASUS Update utility is capable of updating itself through the Internet. Always update
the utility to avail all its features.
Updating from a BIOS file
a.
Select Update BIOS from file, then click Next.
b.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open window, then click Open.
3.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the updating process.
2.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without using an OS‑based
utility.
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website at
www.asus.com.
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
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1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port.
2.
Enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select ASUS EZ
Flash 2 Utility and press <Enter> to enable it.
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3.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive field.
4.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS, and then
press <Enter>.
5.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.
6.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file, and then press <Enter> to perform the BIOS
update process. Reboot the system when the update process is done.
• This function supports USB flash disks with FAT 32/16 format and single partition only.
• DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot
failure!
2.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file
when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can restore a corrupted BIOS
file using the motherboard support DVD or a USB flash drive that contains the updated BIOS
file.
• Before using this utility, rename the BIOS file in the removable device into
P8H77M.CAP.
• The BIOS file in the support DVD may not be the latest version. Download the latest
BIOS file from the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
Recovering the BIOS
To recover the BIOS:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the support DVD to the optical drive or the USB flash drive that contains the BIOS file to the
USB port.
3.
The utility automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file. When found, the utility reads the BIOS
file and enters ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility automatically.
4.
The system requires you to enter BIOS Setup to recover BIOS setting. To ensure system
compatibility and stability, we recommend that you press <F5> to load default BIOS values.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause
system boot failure!
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2.1.4
ASUS BIOS Updater
The ASUS BIOS Updater allows you to update BIOS in DOS environment. This utility also
allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as a backup when the BIOS fails or
gets corrupted during the updating process.
The succeeding utility screens are for reference only. The actual utility screen displays may
not be same as shown.
Before updating BIOS
1.
Prepare the motherboard support DVD and a USB flash drive in FAT32/16 format and single
partition.
2.
Download the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater from the ASUS website at
http://support.asus.com and save them on the USB flash drive.
NTFS is not supported under DOS environment. Do not save the BIOS file and BIOS
Updater to a hard disk drive or USB flash drive in NTFS format.
3.
Turn off the computer and disconnect all SATA hard disk drives (optional).
Booting the system in DOS environment
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1.
Insert the USB flash drive with the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater to the USB port.
2.
Boot your computer. When the ASUS Logo appears, press <F8> to show the BIOS Boot Device
Select Menu. Insert the support DVD into the optical drive and select the optical drive as the boot
device.
3. When the Make Disk menu appears, select the FreeDOS command prompt item by pressing the
item number.
4.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type d: and press <Enter> to switch the disk from
Drive C (optical drive) to Drive D (USB flash drive).
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Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using BIOS Updater
1.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /pc /g and press <Enter>.
2.
The BIOS Updater screen appears as below.
Update ROM
3.
Press <Tab> to switch between screen fields and use the <Up/Down/Home/End> keys to select
the BIOS file and press <Enter>. BIOS Updater checks the selected BIOS file and prompts you to
confirm BIOS update.
4.
Select Yes and press <Enter>. When BIOS update is done, press <ESC> to exit BIOS Updater.
Restart your computer.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot
failure!
• For BIOS Updater version 1.04 or later, the utility automatically exits to the DOS prompt
after updating BIOS.
• Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability.
Select the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit menu. Refer to section 2.9
Exit menu for details.
• Ensure to connect all SATA hard disk drives after updating the BIOS file if you have
disconnected them.
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2.2
BIOS setup program
Use the BIOS Setup program to update the BIOS or configure its parameters. The BIOS
screens include navigation keys and brief online help to guide you in using the BIOS Setup
program.
Entering BIOS Setup at startup
To enter BIOS Setup at startup:
• Press <Delete> during the Power-On Self Test (POST). If you do not press <Delete>,
POST continues with its routines.
Entering BIOS Setup after POST
To enter BIOS Setup after POST:
• Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> simultaneously.
•
Press the reset button on the system chassis.
•
Press the power button to turn the system off then back on. Do this option only if you
failed to enter BIOS Setup using the first two options.
Using the power button, reset button, or the <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> keys to force reset from
a running operating system can cause damage to your data or system. We recommend to
always shut down the system properly from the operating system.
• The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and may
not exactly match what you see on your screen.
• Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard.
• Ensure that a USB mouse is connected to your motherboard if you want to use the
mouse to control the BIOS setup program.
• If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS setting, load the default
settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Optimized
Defaults item under the Exit menu. See section 2.9 Exit Menu for details.
• If the system fails to boot after changing any BIOS setting, try to clear the CMOS and
reset the motherboard to the default value. See section 1.9 Jumpers for information on
how to erase the RTC RAM.
BIOS menu screen
The BIOS setup program can be used under two modes: EZ Mode and Advanced Mode.
You can change modes from the Exit menu or from the Exit/Advanced Mode button in the
EZ Mode/Advanced Mode screen.
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EZ Mode
By default, the EZ Mode screen appears when you enter the BIOS setup program. The EZ
Mode provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to select
the display language, system performance mode and boot device priority. To access the
Advanced Mode, click Exit/Advanced Mode, then select Advanced Mode or press F7 hot
key for the advanced BIOS settings.
The default screen for entering the BIOS setup program can be changed. Refer to the
Setup Mode item in section 2.7 Boot menu for details.
Selects the display language of
the BIOS setup program
Displays the CPU/motherboard temperature,
CPU/5V/3.3V/12V voltage output,
CPU/chassis fan speed
Selects the Advanced
mode functions
Selects the boot
device priority
Exits the BIOS setup program without saving
the changes, saves the changes and resets
the system, or enters the Advanced Mode
Power Saving mode
Normal mode
Loads optimized default
ASUS Optimal mode
Selects the boot device priority
Displays the system properties of the
selected mode on the right hand side
Displays the Advanced mode menus
• The boot device options vary depending on the devices you installed to the system.
• The Boot Menu(F8) button is available only when the boot device is installed to the
system.
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Advanced Mode
The Advanced Mode provides advanced options for experienced end-users to configure
the BIOS settings. The figure below shows an example of the Advanced Mode. Refer to the
following sections for the detailed configurations.
To access the EZ Mode, click Exit, then select ASUS EZ Mode.
Back button
Menu items
Menu bar
Configuration fields
General help
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Pop-up window
Scroll bar
Navigation keys
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 (Ai Tweaker, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
Back button
This button appears when entering a submenu. Press <Esc> or use the USB mouse to click
this button to return to the previous menu screen.
Submenu items
A greater than sign (>) before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a
submenu. To display the submenu, select the item and press <Enter>.
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Pop-up window
Select a menu item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the configuration
options for that item.
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that do not fit on
the screen. Press the Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> / <Page Down> keys to display the
other items on the screen.
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of the menu screen are the navigation keys for the BIOS setup
program. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item.
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user-configurable, you can
change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item that is not
user-configurable.
A configurable field is highlighted when selected. To change the value of a field, select it and
press <Enter> to display a list of options.
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Main menu
The Main menu screen appears when you enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS Setup
program. The Main menu provides you an overview of the basic system information, and
allows you to set the system date, time, language, and security settings.
2.3.1
System Language [English]
2.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
2.3.3
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
2.3.4
Security
Allows you to choose the BIOS language version from the options. Configuration options:
[English]
[Español] [Русский]
Allows you to set the system date.
Allows you to set the system time.
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
• If you have forgotten your BIOS password, erase the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC)
RAM to clear the BIOS password. See section 1.9 Jumpers for information on how to
erase the RTC RAM.
• The Administrator or User Password items on top of the screen show the default Not
Installed. After you set a password, these items show Installed.
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Administrator Password
If you have set an administrator password, we recommend that you enter the administrator
password for accessing the system. Otherwise, you might be able to see or change only
selected fields in the BIOS setup program.
To set an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press <Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps as in changing an administrator
password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear
the password, the Administrator Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
User Password
If you have set a user password, you must enter the user password for accessing the system.
The User Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set
a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press <Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the user password, follow the same steps as in changing a user password, but press
<Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear the password, the
User Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
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2.4
Ai Tweaker menu
The Ai Tweaker menu items allow you to configure overclocking-related items.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Ai Tweaker menu items. Incorrect field
values can cause the system to malfunction.
The configuration options for this section vary depending on the CPU and DIMM model you
installed on the motherboard.
Scroll down to display the following items:
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2.4.1
Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto]
Allows you to select the CPU overclocking options to achieve the desired CPU internal
frequency. Select any of these preset overclocking configuration options:
[Auto]Loads the optimal settings for the system.
[Manual]
Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
BCLK/PEG Frequency [XXX]
Appears when you set the Ai Overclock Tuner item to [Manual] and allows you to adjust the
CPU and VGA frequency to enhance the system performance. Use the <+> and <-> keys to
adjust the value. You can also key in the desired value using the numeric keypad. The values
range from 80MHz to 300MHz.
2.4.2
Memory Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the memory operating frequency. Configuration options: [Auto] [DDR3800MHz] [DDR3-1066MHz] [DDR3-1333MHz] [DDR3-1600MHz] [DDR3-1866MHz] [DDR32133MHz] [DDR3-2400MHz]
Selecting a very high memory frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default setting.
2.4.3
EPU Power Saving Mode [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the EPU power saving function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
EPU Setting [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the EPU Power Saving Mode item to [Enabled] and
allows you to select the EPU power saving mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [Light Power
Saving Mode] [Medium Power Saving Mode] [Max Power Saving Mode]
2.4.4
GPU Boost [OK]
2.4.5
DRAM Timing Control
[OK]
[Cancel]
Select [OK] to automatically optimize the iGPU frequency.
Select [Cancel] to use a fixed iGPU frequency.
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the DRAM timing control features. Use the <+>
and <-> keys to adjust the value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the keyboard
and press <Enter>.
Changing the values in this menu may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default settings.
2.4.6
CPU Power Management
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the CPU ratio and features.
CPU Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to manually adjust the maximum non-turbo CPU ratio. Use <+> and <-> keys or
the numeric keypad to adjust the value. The valid value ranges vary according to your CPU
model.
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Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology (EIST).
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
[Enabled]
The operating system dynamically adjusts the processor voltage and
core frequency which may result in decreased average consumption and
decreased average heat production.
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled].
[Enabled]Allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in specific
conditions.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
The following three items appear only when you set both the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep
Technology and Turbo Mode items to [Enabled].
Long Duration Power Limit [Auto]
Allows you to limit the turbo ratio’s long duration power.
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Long Duration Maintained [Auto]
Allows you to maintain the turbo ratio’s long duration power.
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Short Duration Power Limit [Auto]
Allows you to limit the turbo ratio’s long duration power.
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Primary Plane Current Limit [Auto]
Maximum instantaneous current allowed at any given time for CPU cores
Use <+> and <-> key to adjust the value at 0.125A increment. .
Secondary Plane Current Limit [Auto]
Maximum instantaneous current allowed at any given time for Internal Graphics cores.
Use <+> and <-> key to adjust the value at 0.125A increment.
2.4.7
DIGI+ VRM
CPU Load-Line Calibration [Auto]
Load-line is defined by Intel VRM specifications, and affects CPU voltage. The CPU working
voltage will decrease proportionally to CPU loading. Higher value gets a higher voltage, and
a better overclocking performance, but increases the CPU and VRM thermal conditions.
This item allows you to adjust the voltage range from the following percentages to boost the
system performance: 0% (Regular), 25% (Medium), 50% (High), 75% (Ultra High) and 100%
(Extreme). Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [Medium] [High] [Ultra High] [Extreme]
The actual performance boost may vary depending on your CPU specification.
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CPU Fixed Frequency [xxx]
Allows you to set a fixed CPU frequency. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
values range from 200k Hz to 350k Hz with a 50k Hz interval.
CPU Power Phase Control [Standard]
Allows you to control the power phase based on the CPU’s demands. Configuration options:
[Standard] [Optimized] [Extreme] [Manual Adjustment]
DO NOT remove the thermal module when switching to Extreme and Manual Mode. The
thermal conditions should be monitored.
Manual Adjustment [Medium]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Manual Adjustment]. Select [Ultra
Fast] for a faster response. The reaction time will be longer when [Regular] is selected.
Configuration options: [Ultra Fast] [Fast] [Medium] [Regular]
CPU Power Duty Control [T.Probe]
DIGI + VRM Duty control adjusts the current and thermal conditions of every component’s
phase.
[T. Probe]
Select to maintain the VRM thermal balance.
[Extreme]
Select to maintain the current VRM balance.
CPU Current Capability [100%]
Allows you to configure the total power range, and extends the overclocking frequency range
simultaneously. Configuration options: [100%] [110%] [120%]
Choose a higher value when overclocking, or under a high CPU loading for extra power
support.
Some of the following items are adjusted by typing the desired values using the numeric
keypad and press the <Enter> key. You can also use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the
value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the keyboard and press the <Enter>
key.
iGPU Load-line Calibration [Auto]
Load-line Calibration is defined by Intel VRM specifications and affects iGPU voltage. The
iGPU working voltage will decrease proportionally to the integrated graphics loading. Higher
load-line calibration would get higher voltage and better overclocking performance, but
increase the CPU and VRM thermal. This item allows you to adjust the voltage range from
the following percentages to boost the system performance: 0% (Regular), 50% (High) and
100% (Extreme). Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [High] [Extreme]
iGPU Current Capability [100%]
Allows you to set the iGPU Current Capability. Configuration options: [100%] [110%] [120%]
Do not remove the thermal module while changing the DIGI+ VRM related parrameters.
The thermal conditions should be monitored.
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Some of the following items are adjusted by typing the desired values using the numeric
keypad and press the <Enter> key. You can also use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the
value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the keyboard and press the <Enter>
key.
2.4.8
CPU Voltage [Offset Mode]
[Offset Mode] To offset the voltage by a positive or negative value.
[Manual Mode] Allows you to set a fixed CPU voltage.
CPU Offset Mode Sign [+]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Voltage item to [Offset Mode].
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
CPU Offset Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU Offset voltage. The values range from 0.005V to 0.635V with a 0.005V
interval.
CPU Manual Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Voltage item to [Manual Mode] and allows you
to set a fixed CPU voltage. The values range from 0.800V to 1.990V with a 0.005V interval.
Refer to the CPU documentation before setting the CPU voltage. Setting a high voltage
may damage the CPU permanently, and setting a low voltage may make the system
unstable.
2.4.9
DRAM Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM voltage. The values range from 1.185V to 2.135V with a 0.005V
interval.
According to Intel CPU specification, DIMMs with voltage requirement over 1.65V may
damage the CPU permanently. We recommend you install the DIMMs with the voltage
requirement below 1.65V.
2.4.10
VCCSA Voltage [Auto]
2.4.11
PCH Voltage [Auto]
2.4.12
CPU PLL Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the VCCSA voltage. The values range from 0.610V to 1.560V with a 0.005V
interval.
Allows you to set the Platform Controller Hub voltage. The values range from 0.7350V to
1.6850V with a 0.005V interval.
Allows you to set the CPU and PCH PLL voltage. Configuration options: [Auto] [+0.10V]
• The values of the CPU Offset Voltage, CPU Manual Voltage, DRAM Voltage, VCCSA
Voltage, and PCH Voltage items are labeled in different color, indicating the risk levels
of high voltage settings.
• The system may need better cooling system to work stably under high voltage settings.
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2.5
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system
devices.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values
can cause the system to malfunction.
2.5.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically
detects.
The items shown in submenu may be different due to the CPU you installed.
Intel Adaptive Thermal Monitor [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the overheated CPU to throttle its clock speed to cool down.
Disables the CPU thermal monitor function.
Active Processor Cores [All]
Allows you to choose the number of CPU cores to activate in each processor package.
Configuration options: [All] [1] [2] [3]
Limit CPUID Maximum [Disabled]
[Enabled]Allows legacy operating systems to boot even without support for CPUs
with extended CPUID functions.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
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Forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero (0).
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Intel® Virtualization Technology [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Allows a hardware platform to run multiple operating systems separately
and simultaneously, enabling one system to virtually function as several
systems.
Disables this function.
[Disabled]
Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Allows a hardware platform to run multiple operating systems separately
and simultaneously, enabling one system to virtually function as several
systems.
Disables this function.
[Disabled]
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows a hardware platform to perform adjacent cache line prefetching.
Disables this function.
CPU Power Management Configuration
CPU Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the ratio between the CPU Core Clock and the BCLK Frequency. Use <+> and
<-> keys to adjust the ratio. The valid value ranges vary according to your CPU model.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology (EIST).
[Disabled] The CPU runs at its default speed.
[Enabled]
The operating system controls the CPU speed.
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
This item appears only when you set the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology item to
[Enabled] and allows you to enable or disable the Intel® Turbo Mode Technology.
[Enabled]
Allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in specific condition.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
CPU C1E [Auto]
Enables or disables the C1E support function. This item should be enabled in order to enable the
Enhanced Halt State. Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU C3 Report [Auto]
Allows you to disable or enable the CPU C3 report to OS. Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled]
[Disabled]
CPU C6 Report [Auto]
Allows you to disable or enable the CPU C6 report to OS. Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled]
[Disabled]
2.5.2
PCH Configuration
High Precision Timer [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the High Precision Event Timer.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Intel® Rapid Start Technology [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel(R) Rapid Start Technology.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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Intel® Smart Connect Technology [Disabled]
ISCT Configuration [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ISCT configuration. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
2.5.3
SATA Configuration
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. The
SATA Port items show Not Present if no SATA device is installed to the corresponding SATA
port.
SATA Mode Selection [IDE]
Allows you to set the SATA configuration.
[IDE]Set to [IDE] when you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as
Parallel ATA physical storage devices.
[AHCI]Set to [AHCI] when you want the SATA hard disk drives to use the AHCI
(Advanced Host Controller Interface). The AHCI allows the onboard storage
driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that increases storage
performance on random workloads by allowing the drive to internally
optimize the order of commands.
[RAID]Set to [RAID] when you want to create a RAID configuration from the SATA
hard disk drives.
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check [Enabled]
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitor system. When
read/write of your hard disk errors occur, this feature allows the hard disk to report warning
messages during the POST. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Hot Plug [Disabled]
This item only appears when you set the SATA Mode Selection item to [AHCI] or [RAID]
and allows you to enable or disable the hot-plug support for each SATA port. Configuration
options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
2.5.4
System Agent Configuration
Memory Remap Feature [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allow you to enable remapping the memory above 4GB.
Disables this function.
Graphics Configuration
Primary Display [Auto]
Allows you to decide which graphics controller to use as the primary boot device. Configuration
options: [Auto] [iGPU] [PCIE] [PCI]
iGPU Memory [64M]
Allows you to select the amount of system memory allocated to DVMT 5.0 used by the iGPU.
Configuration options: [32M] [64M] [96M] [128M] ~ [416M] [448M] [480M] [512M]
Render Standby [Enabled]
Allows you to enable the Intel Graphics Render Standby support to reduce the iGPU power use
when idle. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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iGPU Multi-Monitor [Enabled]
Allows you to enable the iGPU Multi-Monitor. For Lucid Virtu MVP function support, set this item to
[Enabled] to empower both integrated and discrete graphics. iGPU shared system memory size is
fixed in 64MB. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
NB PCIe Configuration
Allows you to configure the NB PCI Express settings.
PCIEX16_1 Link Speed [Auto]
Allows you to configure the PCIE x16_1 speed. Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1] [Gen2]
2.5.5
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the USB-related features.
The USB Devices item shows the auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the
item shows None.
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
Enables the support for USB devices on legacy operating systems (OS).
The USB devices can be used only for the BIOS setup program.
Allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. If
detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is
detected, the legacy USB support is disabled.
Legacy USB3.0 Support [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the support for USB 3.0 devices on legacy operating systems
(OS).
Disables the function.
Intel xHCI Mode [Smart Auto]
Allows you to select an operation mode for the Intel xHCI controller. Configuration options:
[Smart Auto] [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
EHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
2.5.6
Enables the support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off
feature.
Disables the function.
Onboard Devices Configuration
HD Audio Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the High Definition Audio Controller.
Disables the controller.
The following two items appear only when you set the HD Audio Controller item to
[Enabled].
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Front Panel Type [HD]
Allows you to set the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97 or highdefinition audio depending on the audio standard that the front panel audio module supports.
[HD]
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to high definition audio.
[AC97]
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97
SPDIF Out Type [SPDIF]
[SPDIF]
[HDMI]
Sets to [SPDIF] for SPDIF audio output.
Sets to [HDMI] for HDMI audio output.
Realtek LAN Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the Realtek LAN controller.
Disables the controller.
Realtek PXE OPROM [Disabled]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows you to
enable or disable the PXE OptionRom of the Realtek LAN controller. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
Serial Port Configuration
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the serial port configuration.
Serial Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the serial port (COM).
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Change Settings [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port base address. Configuration options: [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4]
[IO=2F8h; IRQ=3] [IO=3E8h; IRQ=4] [IO=2E8h; IRQ=3]
Parallel Port Configuration
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the parallel port configuration.
Parallel Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the parallel port (LPT).
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Change Settings [Auto]
Allows you to select an optimal setting for Super I/O devices. Configuration options: [Auto]
[IO=378h; IRQ=5;] [IO=378h; IRQ=5,6,7,9,10,11,12;] [IO=278h; IRQ=5,6,7,9,10,11,12;] [IO=3BCh;
IRQ=5,6,7,9,10,11,12;]
Device Mode [STD Printer Mode]
Allows you to change the printer port mode. Configuration options: [STD Printer Mode] [SPP Mode]
[EPP-1.9 and SPP Mode] [EPP-1.7 and SPP Mode] [ECP Mode] [ECP and EPP 1.9 Mode] [ECP
and EPP 1.7 Mode]
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2.5.7
APM
Restore AC Power Loss [Power Off]
[Power On]
[Power Off]
[Last State]
The system goes into on state after an AC power loss.
The system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
The system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state was
before the AC power loss.
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Space Bar]
[Ctrl-Esc]
[Power Key]
Disables the Power On by a PS/2 keyboard.
Sets the Space Bar on the PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system.
Sets the Ctrl+Esc key on the PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system.
Sets Power key on the PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system. This feature
requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Power On By PCIE/PCI [Disabled]
[Disabled]Disables the PCIE/PCI devices to generate a wake event.
[Enabled]Enables the PCIE/PCI devices to generate a wake event.
Power On By Ring [Disabled]
[Disabled]Disables Ring to generate a wake event.
[Enabled]Enables Ring to generate a wake event.
Power On By RTC [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
2.5.8
Disables RTC to generate a wake event.
When set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date (Days) and Hour/
Minute/Second will become user-configurable with set values.
Network Stack
Network Stack [Disable Link]
This item allows user to disable or enable the UEFI network stack. Configuration options:
[Disable Link] [Enabled]
Ipv4 PXE Support [Enabled]
This item appears only when you set the Network Stack item to [Enabled]. When this item is
disabled, the IPV4 PXE boot option will not be created. Configuration options: [Disable Link]
[Enabled]
Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled]
This item appears only when you set the Network Stack item to [Enabled]. When this item is
disabled, the IPV6 PXE boot option will not be created. Configuration options: [Disable Link]
[Enabled]
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2.6
Monitor menu
The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change
the fan settings.
Scroll down to display the following items:
2.6.1
CPU Temperature / MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and motherboard
temperatures. Select Ignore if you do not wish to display the detected temperatures.
2.6.2CPU / Chassis Fan Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and chassis fan
speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the field
shows N/A. Select Ignore if you do not wish to display the detected speed.
2.6.3
CPU Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard
voltage regulators. Select Ignore if you do not want to detect this item.
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2.6.4
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
CPU Q-Fan Control [Enabled]
Disables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
Enables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
CPU Fan Speed Low Limit [200 RPM]
This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature and allows you to
disable or set the CPU fan warning speed.
Configuration options: [Ignore] [100 RPM] [200 RPM] [300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM]
CPU Fan Profile [Standard]
This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature and allows you to set the
appropriate performance level of the CPU fan.
[Standard]Sets to [Standard] to make the CPU fan automatically adjust depending on the CPU
temperature.
[Silent]Sets to [Silent] to minimize the fan speed for quiet CPU fan operation.
[Turbo]
Sets to [Turbo] to achieve maximum CPU fan speed.
[Manual]
Sets to [Manual] to assign detailed fan speed control parameters.
The following four items appear only when you set CPU Fan Profile to [Manual].
CPU Upper Temperature [70]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the upper limit of the CPU temperature. The values range
from 20ºC to 75ºC.
CPU Fan Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the maximum CPU fan duty cycle. The values range from
20% to 100%. When the CPU temperature reaches the upper limit, the CPU fan will operate at
the maximum duty cycle.
CPU Lower Temperature [20]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the lower limit of the CPU temperature. The values range
from 20ºC to 75ºC.
CPU Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [20]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the minimum CPU fan duty cycle. The values range from 0%
to 100%. When the CPU temperature is under 40ºC, the CPU fan will operate at the minimum
duty cycle.
2.6.5
Chassis Fan Speed Low Limit [600 RPM]
2.6.6
Anti Surge Support [Enabled]
Allows you to disable or set the chassis fan warning speed.
Configuration options: [Ignore] [200 RPM] [300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM] [600 RPM]
This item allows you to enable or disable the Anti Surge function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.7
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.
2.7.1
Bootup NumLock State [On]
2.7.2
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
[On]
[Off]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [On].
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [Off].
Enables the full screen logo display feature.
Disables the full screen logo display feature.
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo 2™ feature.
Post Report [5 sec]
This item appears only when the Full Screen Logo item is set to [Disabled] and allows you to
set the waiting time for the system to display the post report. Configuration options: [1 sec] [2
sec] [3 sec] [4 sec] [5 sec] [6 sec] [7 sec] [8 sec] [9 sec] [10 sec] [Until Press ESC]
2.7.3
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When this item is set to [Enabled], the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when error
occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.7.4
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]
2.7.5
Setup Mode [EZ Mode]
2.7.6
UEFI/Legacy Boot [Enabled both UEFI and Legacy]
2.7.7
PCI ROM Priority [Legacy ROM]
2.7.8
Boot Option Priorities
[Force BIOS]
The third-party ROM messages will be forced to display during the boot
sequence.
[Keep Current] The third-party ROM messages will be displayed only if the third-party
manufacturer had set the add-on device to do so.
[Advanced Mode] Sets Advanced Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup
program.
[EZ Mode]
Sets EZ Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup program.
[Enable both UEFI and Legacy] Enables both UEFI and Legacy boot.
[Disable UEFI] Enables the Legacy boot, and disables the UEFI boot.
[Disable Legacy] Enables the UEFI booth, and disables the Legacy boot.
[Legacy ROM]
Launch Legacy ROM
[EFI Compatibe ROM] Launch UEFI Compatible ROM
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The
number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices
installed in the system.
• To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo appears.
• To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, press <F8> after POST.
2.7.9
Boot Override
These items displays the available devices. The number of device items that appears on
the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Click an item to start
booting from the selected device.
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2.8
Tools menu
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the submenu.
2.8.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. Press [Enter] to launch the ASUS EZ Flash 2 screen.
For more details, see section 2.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2.
2.8.2
ASUS O.C. Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
The Setup Profile Status items show Not Installed if no profile is created.
Label
Allows you to input the label of the setup profile.
Save to Profile
Allows you to save the current BIOS settings to the BIOS Flash, and create a profile. Key in a
profile number from one to eight, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
Load from Profile
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Key in the profile
number that saved your CMOS settings, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
• DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent the system
boot failure!
• We recommend that you update the BIOS file only coming from the same memory/CPU
configuration and BIOS version.
2.8.3
ASUS SPD Information
DIMM Slot # [DIMM_A1]
Displays the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) information of the DIMM module installed on the
selected slot. Configuration options: [DIMM_A1] [DIMM_A2] [DIMM_B1] [DIMM_B2]
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2.9
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal default values for the BIOS items, and
save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. You can access the EZ Mode from the Exit
menu.
Load Optimized Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup
menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation window appears.
Select Yes to load the default values.
Save Changes & Reset
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit menu to
ensure the values you selected are saved. When you select this option or if you press <F10>,
a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to save changes and exit.
Discard Changes & Exit
This option allows you to exit the Setup program without saving your changes. When you
select this option or if you press <Esc>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to
discard changes and exit.
ASUS EZ Mode
This option allows you to enter the EZ Mode screen.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
This option allows you to attempt to launch the EFI Shell application (shellx64.efi) from one of
the available devices that have a filesystem.
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Appendices
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference.
•
This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
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.
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.
IC: Canadian Compliance Statement
Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS
210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian
interference-causing equipment regulations.
This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
Cut appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Cet appareil est conforme aux normes CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada. Le
fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes :
(1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interférences et
(2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer
un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil.
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Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department
of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement
VCCI Class B Statement
KC: Korea Warning Statement
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at
ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin
indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in
municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol
of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal
waste.
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards for
protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to responsibly
recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging materials. Please
go to �http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for the detailed recycling information in different
regions.
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Appendices
ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
Telephone Fax E-mail
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Online support
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7798
info@asus.com.tw
www.asus.com.tw
+86-21-38429911
support.asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address
Telephone Fax
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Support fax
Online support
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
+1-510-739-3777
+1-510-608-4555
usa.asus.com
+1-812-282-2787
+1-812-284-0883
support.asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Fax
Web site
Online contact
Technical Support
Telephone (Component)
Telephone (System/Notebook/Eee/LCD)
Support Fax
Online support
Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-959911
www.asus.de
www.asus.de/sales
+49-1805-010923*
+49-1805-010920*
+49-2102-9599-11
support.asus.com
* EUR 0.14/minute from a German fixed landline; EUR 0.42/minute from a mobile phone.
(510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Asus Computer International
Date :
Signature :
Representative Person’s Name :
Dec. 30, 2011
Steve Chang / President
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Supplementary Information:
FCC Part 15, Subpart E, Intentional Radiators
FCC Part 15, Subpart C, Intentional Radiators
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
Model Number : P8H77-M
Conforms to the following specifications:
Product Name : Motherboard
hereby declares that the product
Phone/Fax No:
Address:
Responsible Party Name:
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Ver. 110101
Manufacturer:
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
GERMANY
Address, City:
Country:
Motherboard
P8H77-M
Model name :
EN 62301:2005
Declaration Date: Dec. 30, 2011
Year to begin affixing CE marking:2011
CE marking
EN 62301:2005
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
Ver. 111121
Signature : __________
Position : CEO
Name :
Jerry Shen
(EC conformity marking)
EN 62301:2005
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
EN 60065:2002 / A12:2011
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
2009/125/EC-ErP Directive
EN 60065:2002+A1:2006+A11:2008
EN 60950-1 / A12:2011
EN 301 489-1 V1.8.1(2008-04)
EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-4 V1.3.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.1.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-24 V1.4.1(2007-09)
EN 302 326-2 V1.2.2(2007-06)
EN 302 326-3 V1.3.1(2007-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.3.1(2006-05)
EN 302 623 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 55024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003
EN 61000-3-3:2008
EN 55020:2007
EN 60950-1 / A11:2009
2006/95/EC-LVD Directive
EN 300 328 V1.7.1(2006-10)
EN 300 440-1 V1.4.1(2008-05)
EN 300 440-2 V1.2.1(2008-03)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V3.2.1(2007-05)
EN 301 908-2 V3.2.1(2007-05)
EN 301 893 V1.4.1(2005-03)
EN 302 544-2 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50360:2001
EN 50371:2002
EN 50385:2002
1999/5/EC-R &TTE Directive
EN 55022:2006+A1:2007
EN 61000-3-2:2006
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
conform with the essential requirements of the following directives:
2004/108/EC-EMC Directive
Product name :
declare the following apparatus:
TAIWAN
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
Authorized representative in Europe:
No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN R.O.C.
Country:
Address, City:
ASUSTek COMPUTER INC.
EC Declaration of Conformity
We, the undersigned,