Motherboard
SABERTOOTH
P67
E6150
First Edition (V1)
December 2010
Copyright © 2010 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All Rights Reserved.
No part of this manual, including the products and software described in it, may be reproduced,
transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form or by any
means, except documentation kept by the purchaser for backup purposes, without the express written
permission of ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (“ASUS”).
Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless
such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the
product is defaced or missing.
ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ASUS, ITS
DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL,
INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS,
LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF USE OR DATA, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS AND THE LIKE),
EVEN IF ASUS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY
DEFECT OR ERROR IN THIS MANUAL OR PRODUCT.
SPECIFICATIONS AND INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL ARE FURNISHED FOR
INFORMATIONAL USE ONLY, AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE,
AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY ASUS. ASUS ASSUMES NO
RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR INACCURACIES THAT MAY APPEAR IN THIS
MANUAL, INCLUDING THE PRODUCTS AND SOFTWARE DESCRIBED IN IT.
Products and corporate names appearing in this manual may or may not be registered trademarks or
copyrights of their respective companies, and are used only for identification or explanation and to the
owners’ benefit, without intent to infringe.
Offer to Provide Source Code of Certain Software
This product may contain copyrighted software that is licensed under the General Public License (“GPL”)
and under the Lesser General Public License Version (“LGPL”). The GPL and LGPL licensed code in this
product is distributed without any warranty. Copies of these licenses are included in this product.
You may obtain the complete corresponding source code (as defined in the GPL) for the GPL Software,
and/or the complete corresponding source code of the LGPL Software (with the complete machinereadable “work that uses the Library”) for a period of three years after our last shipment of the product
including the GPL Software and/or LGPL Software, which will be no earlier than December 1, 2011, either
(1) for free by downloading it from http://support.asus.com/download;
or
(2) for the cost of reproduction and shipment, which is dependent on the preferred carrier and the location
where you want to have it shipped to, by sending a request to:
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Legal Compliance Dept.
15 Li Te Rd.,
Beitou, Taipei 112
Taiwan
In your request please provide the name, model number and version, as stated in the About Box of the
product for which you wish to obtain the corresponding source code and your contact details so that we
can coordinate the terms and cost of shipment with you.
The source code will be distributed WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY and licensed under the same license as
the corresponding binary/object code.
This offer is valid to anyone in receipt of this information.
ASUSTeK is eager to duly provide complete source code as required under various Free Open Source
Software licenses. If however you encounter any problems in obtaining the full corresponding source code
we would be much obliged if you give us a notification to the email address gpl@asus.com, stating the
product and describing the problem (please do NOT send large attachments such as source code archives
etc to this email address).
ii
Contents
Contents....................................................................................................................... iii
Notices........................................................................................................................ vi
Safety information...................................................................................................... vii
About this guide........................................................................................................ viii
SABERTOOTH P67 specifications summary............................................................. x
Chapter 1:
1.1
1.2
1.3
Package contents....................................................................................... 1-1
Special features.......................................................................................... 1-2
1.3.1
Product highlights........................................................................ 1-2
1.3.3
“TUF ENGINE!” Power Design.................................................... 1-3
1.3.2
1.3.4
1.3.5
1.3.6
Chapter 2:
2.1
2.2
“Ultimate COOL!” Thermal Solutions........................................... 1-3
“Safe & Stable!” Guardian Angel.................................................. 1-4
ASUS EZ DIY............................................................................... 1-4
Other special features.................................................................. 1-5
Hardware information
Before you proceed.................................................................................... 2-1
Motherboard overview................................................................................ 2-2
2.2.1
Motherboard layout...................................................................... 2-2
2.2.3
System memory........................................................................... 2-5
2.2.2
2.2.4
2.2.5
2.2.6
2.2.7
2.3
Product introduction
Welcome!..................................................................................................... 1-1
2.2.8
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 2-4
Expansion slots.......................................................................... 2-10
Jumper....................................................................................... 2-12
Onboard switch.......................................................................... 2-13
Onboard LEDs........................................................................... 2-14
Internal connectors.................................................................... 2-15
Building your computer system.............................................................. 2-24
2.3.1
Additional tools and components to build a PC system............. 2-24
2.3.3
CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation.............................. 2-27
2.3.2
2.3.4
2.3.5
2.3.6
2.3.7
2.3.8
2.3.9
CPU installation......................................................................... 2-25
DIMM installation....................................................................... 2-29
Motherboard installation............................................................. 2-30
ATX Power connection............................................................... 2-32
SATA device connection............................................................. 2-33
Front I/O Connector................................................................... 2-34
Expension Card installation....................................................... 2-35
iii
Contents
2.3.10
2.4
2.5 2.3.11
Starting up for the first time..................................................................... 2-40
Turning off the computer.......................................................................... 2-40
Chapter 3:
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
BIOS setup program................................................................................... 3-1
3.2.1
3.2.2
Advanced menu........................................................................................ 3-13
3.5.1
CPU Configuration..................................................................... 3-14
3.5.3
PCH Configuration..................................................................... 3-16
3.5.6
3.9
3.10
3.5.7
USB Configuration..................................................................... 3-18
Onboard Devices Configuration................................................. 3-19
APM........................................................................................... 3-22
Tools menu................................................................................................ 3-27
3.8.1
ASUS O.C. Profile...................................................................... 3-28
Exit menu................................................................................................... 3-29
Updating BIOS........................................................................................... 3-30
3.10.1
ASUS Update utility................................................................... 3-30
3.10.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility................................................. 3-34
Chapter 4:
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility.............................................................. 3-33
ASUS BIOS Updater.................................................................. 3-35
Software support
Installing an operating system.................................................................. 4-1
Support DVD information........................................................................... 4-1
4.2.1
4.2.2
iv
SATA Configuration.................................................................... 3-16
Boot menu................................................................................................. 3-26
3.10.4
4.2
System Agent Configuration...................................................... 3-16
Monitor menu............................................................................................ 3-23
3.10.2
4.1
Advanced Mode........................................................................... 3-3
Ai Tweaker menu......................................................................................... 3-7
3.5.5
3.8
EZ Mode...................................................................................... 3-2
Main menu................................................................................................... 3-5
3.5.4
3.7
BIOS setup
Knowing BIOS............................................................................................. 3-1
3.5.2
3.6
Rear panel connection............................................................... 2-36
Audio I/O connections................................................................ 2-37
Running the support DVD............................................................ 4-1
Obtaining the software manuals.................................................. 4-2
Contents
4.3
4.4
Software information.................................................................................. 4-3
4.3.1
4.3.2
4.4.1
RAID definitions........................................................................... 4-5
4.4.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS..................................................... 4-6
4.4.4
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility................... 4-6
4.5.1
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS................. 4-10
4.5.3
Installing the RAID driver during Windows® OS installation....... 4-11
4.5.4
Chapter 5:
Creating a RAID driver disk in Windows®.................................. 4-10
Using a USB floppy disk drive.................................................... 4-12
Multiple GPU technology support
ATI® CrossFireX™ technology................................................................... 5-1
5.1.1
Requirements............................................................................... 5-1
5.1.3
Installing two CrossFireX™ graphics cards................................. 5-2
5.1.2
5.1.4
5.2
Installing Serial ATA hard disks.................................................... 4-6
Creating a RAID driver disk..................................................................... 4-10
4.5.2
5.1
Audio configurations.................................................................... 4-4
RAID configurations................................................................................... 4-5
4.4.2
4.5
AI Suite II..................................................................................... 4-3
5.1.5
Before you begin.......................................................................... 5-1
Installing the device drivers.......................................................... 5-3
Enabling the ATI® CrossFireX™ technology................................ 5-3
NVIDIA® SLI™ technology.......................................................................... 5-4
5.2.1
Requirements............................................................................... 5-4
5.2.3
Installing the device drivers.......................................................... 5-5
5.2.2
5.2.4
Installing two SLI-ready graphics cards....................................... 5-4
Enabling the NVIDIA® SLI™ technology...................................... 5-5
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
•
•
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
•
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required
to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department
of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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.
vi
Safety information
Electrical safety
•
•
•
•
•
•
To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet
before relocating the system.
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables
for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible,
disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.
Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all
power cables are unplugged.
Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices
could interrupt the grounding circuit.
Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not
sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power
company.
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
•
•
•
•
•
•
Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals
that came with the package.
Before using the product, ensure all cables are correctly connected and the power
cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors,
slots, sockets and circuitry.
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area
where it may become wet.
Place the product on a stable surface.
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
vii
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: Hardware information
•
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
•
Chapter 4: Software support
•
Chapter 5: Multiple GPU technology support
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when
installing system components. It includes description of the switches, jumpers, and
connectors on the motherboard.
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
This chapter describes the contents of the support DVD that comes with the
motherboard package and the software.
This chapter describes how to install and configure multiple ATI® CrossFireX™ and
NVIDIA® SLI™ graphics cards.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates.
1.
2.
viii
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software
products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
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.
Conventions used in this guide
To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used
throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to
complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key>
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign means that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or Return key.
<Key1> + <Key2> + <Key3> If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key names are linked with a plus sign (+).
Example: <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Del>
ix
SABERTOOTH P67 specifications summary
CPU
LGA1155 socket for Intel® 2nd Generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 /
Core™ i3 Processors
Supports 32nm 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
Chipset
Intel® P67 Express Chipset
Memory
4 x DIMM, max. 32GB*, DDR3 1866 / 1800 / 1600 / 1333 /
1066 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory Dual channel
memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* The max. 32GB memory capacity can be supported with DIMMs
of 8GB (or above). ASUS will update QVL once the DIMMs are
available on the market.
** D
ue to CPU behavior, DDR3 1800 MHz memory module will
run at DDR3 1600 MHz frequency as default.
*** Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics
of individual CPUs. Some hyper DIMMs only support one
DIMM per channel. Please refer to Memory QVL for details.
**** R
efer to www.asus.com or this user manual for the Memory
QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists)
Expansion slots
2 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode)
3 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
1 x PCI slot
Multi-GPU support
Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
Supports ATI® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Storage
Intel® P67 Express Chipset
- 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (brown)
- 4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports (black)
-Intel® Rapid Storage Technology supports SATA RAID 0, 1,
5, and 10
Marvell® PCIe SATA 6.0 Gb/s controller
- 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (gray)
JMicron® JMB362 SATA controller
- 1 x Power eSATA 3.0 Gb/s port (green)
- 1 x eSATA 3.0 Gb/s port (red)
LAN
Intel® 82579 Gigabit LAN controller – Dual interconnect between the Integrated LAN controller and Physical Layer (PHY)
Audio
Realtek® ALC892 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Absolute Pitch 192khz/24bit True BD Lossless Sound
- BD Audio Layer Content Protection
- Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-Streaming and Front Panel Jack-Retasking
- Optical S/PDIF Out port at back I/O
(continued on the next page)
SABERTOOTH P67 specifications summary
IEEE 1394
VIA® VT6308P controller supports 2 x IEEE 1394a ports (one at midboard, one at back panel)
USB
2 x NEC® USB 3.0 controllers
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports at midboard for front panel support
- 2 x USB 3.0 ports at back panel (blue)
Intel® P67 Express Chipset
-14 x USB 2.0 ports
(6 ports at midboard; 8 ports at back panel)
Exclusive TUF features
“Ultimate COOL!” Thermal Solutions
- TUF Thermal Armor
- TUF Thermal Radar
“TUF ENGINE!” Power Design
- 8+2 Digital Phase Power Design
- TUF Components (Alloy choke, Cap. & MOSFET; certified by military-standard)
- E.S.P.: Efficient Switching Power Design
“Safe & Stable!” Guardian Angel
- ESD Guards
- MemOK!
- Anti Surge
Other special features
Front Panel USB 3.0 support
ASUS EFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
AI Suite II
ASUS Q-Connector
ASUS Q-Shield
ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Q-DIMM
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS MyLogo 2™
Multi-language BIOS
Back panel I/O ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
1 x Optical S/PDIF Out port
1 x Power eSATA 3.0 Gb/s port (green)
1 x eSATA 3.0 Gb/s port (red)
1 x IEEE 1394a port
1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (blue)
8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
8-channel Audio I/O ports
(continued on the next page)
xi
SABERTOOTH P67 specifications summary
Internal I/O connectors
1 x USB 3.0/2.0 connector supports additional 2 USB ports
(19-pin; moss green)
3 x USB 2.0/1.1 connectors support additional 6 USB ports
4 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (2 x gray; 2 x brown)
4 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors (black)
1 x CPU Fan connector (4-pin)
2 x Chassis Fan connectors (1 x 4-pin, 1 x 3-pin)
1 x Power Fan connector (3-pin)
1 x Assistant Fan connector (3-pin)
1 x IEEE1394a connector
Front panel audio connector
1 x COM connector
1 x S/PDIF Out header
24-pin EATX Power connector
8-pin EATX 12V Power connector
System Panel (Q-Connector)
1 x MemOK! button
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
BIOS features
32 Mb Flash ROM, EFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, WfM 2.0,
SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS,
ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Support DVD contents
Drivers
ASUS Utilities
ASUS Update
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form factor
ATX form factor: 12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
xii
Chapter 1
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® SABERTOOTH P67 motherboard!
Chapter 1
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.
nual
User Ma
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
motherboard
User guide
Support DVD
2 x Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s cables
2 x Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s cables
1 x ASUS SLI™ bridge
connector
1 x ASUS Q-Shield
4 x Screws for assistant fan
1 x 2-in-1 ASUS Q-Connector kit
ty
r warran
Five-yea
1 x TUF Certification card
1 x TUF Five-year warranty manual (by region)
•
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
•
The illustrated items above are for reference only. Actual product specifications may
vary with different models.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
1-1
1.3
Special features
1.3.1
Product highlights
Chapter 1
LGA1155 socket for Intel® Second Generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3
Processors
This motherboard supports the Intel® second generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3
processors in LGA1155 package with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to
support 2-channel (4 DIMMs) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 2.0 lanes. This provides
great graphics performance. Intel® second generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3
processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world. Refer to
page 2-4 for details.
Intel® P67 Express Chipset
The Intel® P67 Express Chipset is the latest single-chipset design to support the new 1155
socket Intel® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 second generation processors. It uses serial
point-to-point links, which allows increased bandwidth and stability, and provides an improved
performance. It also provides two SATA 6.0 Gb/s and four SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports for faster data
retrieval at double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
Quad-GPU SLI™ and Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Support
The motherboard’s powerful Intel® P67 platform optimizes PCIe allocation in multiple-GPU
configurations of either SLI™ or CrossFireX™. This allows you to enjoy a never
before-experienced brand new gaming style. Refer to Chapter 5 for details.
Dual-Channel DDR3 1866 / 1800 / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 Support
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 1866 / 1800 /
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. Refer to page 2-5 for details.
* Due to CPU behavior, DDR3 1800 MHz memory module will run at DDR3 1600 MHz frequency as
default.
Complete USB 3.0 Solution
ASUS facilitates 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. The SABERTOOTH P67 affords greater convenience to high speed
connectivity. Refer to pages 2-18 and 2-36 for details.
Extra SATA 6.0 Gb/s Support
The Intel® P67 Express Chipset natively supports the next-generation Serial ATA (SATA)
interface, delivering up to 6.0 Gb/s data transfer. ASUS provides extra SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
with enhanced scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the bandwidth of current bus
systems. Refer to page 2-15 for details.
Front Panel USB 3.0 Support
ASUS provides standardized USB 3.0 front panel support which is compatible with any
chassis. Enjoy faster throughput of USB 3.0 without relegating cables or devices to the
hard-to-reach rear I/O.
1-2
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.3.2
“Ultimate COOL!” Thermal Solutions
TUF Thermal Armor
Chapter 1
The TUF Thermal Armor is the world’s first ever thermal design for the entire motherboard,
not just for select critical areas. It safeguards the system against hot air generated by
connected cards and components, keeping temps down. With its sophisticated and agile
integrated shunt design, the Thermal Armor improves cool air circulation, directing it towards
every important part for a complete motherboard cool down. It effectively conducts hot air
away and out of the case through special airflow channels, contributing to enhanced system
stability and extending component lifespan.
TUF Thermal Radar
The TUF Thermal Radar monitors temps in critical parts of the motherboard in real time,
automatically adjusting fan speeds to make sure the system maintains high stability without
overheating. It consists of multiple sensors for various components on the motherboard,
giving user the ability to monitor each one individually. The Thermal Radar automatically
calculates ideal fan speeds based on different parameters selected by users for each
component, keeping everything cooler and longer lasting.
1.3.3
“TUF ENGINE!” Power Design
DIGI+ VRM
The new ASUS DIGI+ VRM design upgrades motherboard power delivery to a digital
standard. The 8+2 digital architecture provides the highest power efficiency, generating less
heat to enhance longer component lifespan and ensure minimal powerloss. With ASUS
DIGI+ VRM, you can easily adjust power phase performance, enabling new PWM voltage
and frequency modulation controls. Digital 8+2 power phase design also expands the
modulation spectrum for improved stability and lower VRM switching noise by dynamically
detecting system load, empowering you with superior flexibility and perfect precision to
ensure optimized performance, extreme system stability, and greater power efficiency.
TUF Components (Alloy Choke, Cap. & MOSFET; certified by military-standard)
Get rugged performance even in the most challenging conditions with robust TUF chokes,
solid capacitors, and MOSFETs – certified through third-party, military-grade testing. TUF
chokes, also known as the “Alloy Choke”, is a made of compound of various types of metal
instead standard iron, enables the support of up to a massive 40A of rated current, 25%
higher than conventional component. Furthermore, the single piece packaging also elimates
the emission of vibration noise, delivering superb characteristics as well as durability under
extreme conditions.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
1-3
1.3.4
“Safe & Stable!” Guardian Angel
MemOK!
Chapter 1
MemOK! quickly ensures memory boot compatibility. This remarkable memory rescue tool
requires a mere push of a button to patch memory issues. MemOK! determines failsafe
settings and dramatically improves your system boot success. Refer to page 2-13 for details.
ESD Guards
ESD (Electrostatic Discharge) Guards provides protection against electrostatic discharges,
which can damage the motherboard’s components. The ASUS exclusive Anti-Static chip
and circuit design, and the I/O shield provide four times better protection and ensure the
motherboard’s lifespan.
1.3.5
ASUS EZ DIY
ASUS EFI BIOS (EZ Mode)
ASUS brand new EFI BIOS offers a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional
keyboard BIOS input to enable more flexible and convenient mouse controls. You can easily
navigate the new EFI BIOS with the same smoothness as their operating system. The
exclusive EZ Mode displays frequently-accessed setup info, while the Advanced Mode is for
experienced performance enthusiasts that demand far more intricate system settings. Refer
to Chapter 3 for details.
AI Suite II
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 energy management, fan
speed control, voltage and sensor readings. This all-in-one software offers diverse and ease
to use functions, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities. Refer to
page 4-3 for details.
ASUS Q-Design
ASUS Q-Design enhances your DIY experience. All of Q-LED, Q-Slot, and Q-DIMM design
speed up and simplify the DIY process!
ASUS Q-Shield
ASUS Q-Shield’s special design makes it convenient and easy to install on your
motherboard. With better electric conductivity, it ideally protects your motherboard against
static electricity and shields it against Electronic Magnetic Interference (EMI).
ASUS Q-Connector
ASUS Q-Connector allows you to easily connect or disconnect the chassis front panel cables
to the motherboard. This unique module eliminates the trouble of connecting the system panel
cables one at a time and avoiding wrong cable connections. Refer to page 2-34 for details.
1-4
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
ASUS EZ-Flash 2
Chapter 1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly utility that allows you to update the BIOS without using a
bootable floppy disk or an OS-based utility. Refer to page 3-33 for details.
ASUS MyLogo2™
This feature allows you to convert your favorite photo into a 256-color boot logo for a more
colorful and vivid image on your screen.
ASUS Multi-language BIOS
The multi-language BIOS allows you to select the language of your choice from the available
options. The localized BIOS setup menu helps you configure your system easier and faster.
1.3.6
Other special features
Power eSATA on the Go
The Power eSATA solution combines the eSATA connector and power source together,
allowing you to use external SATA devices without the need of additional power source*.
Easily backup photos, videos and other entertainment contents on external devices.
* Power eSATA requires a specially designed signal cable to provide 5V power for the external
SATA device. The cable is purchased separately.
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.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
1-5
Chapter 1
1-6
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
Chapter 2
Chapter 2:
Hardware information
2.1
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change
any motherboard settings.
•
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.
•
Before handling components, use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded
object or a metal object, such as the power supply case, to avoid damaging them due
to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the
bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power supply is
switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so
may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, or components.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
2-1
2.2
Motherboard overview
2.2.1
Motherboard layout
Chapter 2
Refer to 2.2.8 Internal connectors and 2.3.10 Rear panel connection for more
information about rear panel connectors and internal connectors.
2-2
Chapter 2: Hardware information
Connectors/Jumpers/Slots
Page
1.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 8-pin EATX12V)
2-21
2.
CPU, chassis, power, and assistant fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 4-pin CHA_FAN1, 3-pin CHA_FAN2,
3-pin PWR_FAN, 3-pin ASST_FAN)
2-20
3.
LGA1155 CPU socket
2-4
4.
DDR3 DIMM slots
2-5
5.
MemOK! switch
2-13
6.
USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_34)
2-18
7.
Marvell Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors
(7-pin SATA6G_E1/E2 [gray])
2-17
®
8.Intel® P67 Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors
(7-pin SATA6G_1/2 [brown])
2-15
9.Intel P67 Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors
(7-pin SATA3G_3–6 [black])
2-16
10.
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
2-12
11.
System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
2-23
12.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
2-17
13.
Standby power LED (SB_PWR)
2-14
14.
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB910, USB1112, USB1314)
2-18
15.
IEEE 1394a port connector (10-1 pin IE1394_2)
2-19
16.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
2-19
17.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
2-21
®
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
Chapter 2
Layout contents
2-3
2.2.2
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA1155 socket designed for the Intel®
2nd Generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 Processors.
Chapter 2
Ensure that all power cables are unplugged before installing the CPU.
2-4
•
The LGA1156 CPU is incompatible with the LGA1155 socket. DO NOT install a
LGA1156 CPU on the LGA1155 socket.
•
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.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.2.3
System memory
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory Modules
(DIMM) slots.
Chapter 2
A DDR3 module is notched differently from a DDR or DDR2 module. DO NOT install a DDR
or DDR2 memory module to the DDR3 slot.
Recommended memory configurations
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
2-5
Memory configurations
You may install 1GB, 2GB and 4GB unbuffered and non‑ECC DDR3 DIMMs into the DIMM
sockets.
Chapter 2
2-6
•
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.
•
Due to CPU behavior, DDR3 1800 MHz memory module will run at DDR3 1600 MHz
frequency 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 the market.
•
According to Intel CPU spec, 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.
For more details, refer to the Microsoft® support site at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929605/en-us.
•
This motherboard does not support DIMMs made up of 512Mb (64MB) chips or less
(Memory chip capacity counts in Megabit, 8 Megabit/Mb = 1 Megabyte/MB).
•
The default memory operation frequency is dependent on its Serial Presence Detect
(SPD), which is the standard way of accessing information from a memory module.
Under the default state, some memory modules for overclocking may operate at a
lower frequency than the vendor-marked value. To operate at the vendor-marked
or at a higher frequency, refer to section 3.4 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.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
SABERTOOTH P67 Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR3 1866 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Chip NO. Timing
Brand
CORSAIR
TR3X6G1866C9DVer4.1(XMP)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
G.SKILL
F3-15000CL9D-4GBTD(XMP)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
KINGSTON
KHX1866C9D3T1K3/6GX(XMP)
G.SKILL
OCZ
F3-15000CL9D-4GBRH (XMP)
OCZ3P1866LV4GK
4GB(2 x 2GB)
DS
6GB(3 x 2GB)
DS
4GB(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
-
-
-
-
DIMM socket support
Voltage (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMM 4 DIMM
9-9-9-24
1.65
•
•
1.65
•
•
1.65
9
•
1.65
9-9-9
•
1.65
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
SABERTOOTH P67 Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR3 1800 MHz capability
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Chip NO. Timing
Brand
G.SKILL
F3-14400CL6D-4GBFLS(XMP)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
6-8-6-24
KINGSTON
KHX1800C9D3T1K3/6GX(XMP)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
-
G.SKILL
F3-14400CL9D-4GBRL(XMP)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
DIMM socket support
Voltage (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMM 4 DIMM
9-9-9-24
1.65
•
•
•
1.65
•
•
•
1.6
•
•
Chapter 2
Vendors
•
* The above QVL is for the DDR3 1800 MHz memory module. Due to CPU behavior, DDR3 1800 MHz
memory module will run at DDR3 1600 MHz frequency.
SABERTOOTH P67 Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR3 1600 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip Chip NO.
DS Brand
Timing
A-DATA
AX3U1600GC4G9-2G
8GB ( 2x 4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24 1.55~1.75
CORSAIR
CMG4GX3M2A1600C6
4GB ( 2x 2GB )
DS
-
-
6-6-6-18 1.65
6GB ( 3x 2GB )
DS
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
Crucial
Crucial
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
GEIL
GEIL
KINGMAX
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
OCZ
HX3X12G1600C9(XMP)
CMD4GX3M2B1600C8
CMP6GX3M3A1600C8(XMP)
BL12864BN1608.8FF(XMP)
BL25664BN1608.16FF(XMP)
F3-12800CL7D-8GBRH(XMP)
4GB( 2x 2GB )
2GB( 2x 1GB )
2GB
4GB ( 2x 2GB )
F3-12800CL8D-8GBECO(XMP) 4GB ( 2x 2GB )
DS
SS
DS
DS
DS
F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL(XMP)
4GB ( 2x 2GB )
GET316GB1600C9QC(XMP)
16GB ( 4x 4GB ) DS
F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH(XMP)
GE34GB1600C9DC(XMP)
FLGD45F-B8MF7(XMP)
KHX1600C7D3K2/4GX(XMP)
KHX1600C8D3K2/4GX(XMP)
KHX1600C9D3K2/4GX(XMP)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
DS
DS
4GB ( 2x 2GB )
DS
1GB
4GB ( 2x 2GB )
4GB ( 2x 2GB )
OCZ3P1600LV3GK
3GB(3 x 1GB)
SLZ3128M8-EGJ1D(XMP)
2GB
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
DS
4GB ( 2x 2GB )
KHX1600C9D3T1K3/6GX(XMP) 6GB ( 3x 2GB )
Super Talent WB160UX6G8(XMP)
Asint
12GB ( 6x 2GB ) DS
6GB(3 x 2GB)
SS
DS
DS
DS
SS
DS
DS
-
Asint
-
9-9-9-24 1.6
8-8-8-24 1.65
8-8-8-24 1.65
8-8-8-24 1.65
8-8-8-24 1.65
7-8-7-24 1.6
8-8-8-24 1.35
9-9-9-24 1.5
7-7-7-24 1.65
9-9-9-28 1.6
9-9-9-28 1.6
-
-
-
-
-
Voltage
8
-
7-7-7
8
3128M8-GJ1D -
-
1.65
1.65
1.65
1.65
1.65
-
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMM 4 DIMM
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
2-7
SABERTOOTH P67 Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR3 1333 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip
DS Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
A-DATA
SU3U1333B1G9-B
1GB
SS Hynix
H5TQ1G83TFR
-
A-DATA
SU3U1333C4G9-B
4GB
DS Hynix
H5TQ2G83AFR
-
A-DATA
Apacer
Apacer
SU3U1333B2G9-B
78.01GC6.9L0
78.A1GC6.9L1
CORSAIR CMX8GX3M4A1333C9
Crucial
CT12864BA1339.8FF
Crucial
Crucial
Crucial
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
Chapter 2
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
GEIL
GEIL
Hynix
CT25664BA1339.16FF
2GB
DS MICRON
EBJ10UE8BDF0-DJ-F
1GB
CT25672BA1339.18FF
EBJ10UE8EDF0-DJ-F
EBJ21UE8BDF0-DJ-F
F3-10666CL7D-4GBPI(XMP)
OCZ
PSC
DS ELPIDA
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS -
AM5D5808FEQSBG
-
D9KPT
-
D9KPT
D9KPT(ECC)
J1108BDSE-DJ-F
J1108EDSE-DJ-F
J1108BDSE-DJ-F
-
9
9
-
•
•
•
-
•
•
•
-
9-9-9-24 1.5
9
-
9
-
-
-
7-7-7-24 1.65
9
-
-
7-7-7-21 1.5
7-7-7-21 1.5
8-8-8-24 1.35
HMT125U6BFR8C-H9
2GB
DS Hynix
9
-
2GB
DS KINGMAX KFB8FNLXL-BNF-15A -
-
GG34GB1333C9DC
KVR1333D3N9/2G
MT8JTF12864AZ-1G4F1
MT8JTF25664AZ-1G4D1
MT16JF25664AZ-1G4F1
MT16JTF51264AZ-1G4D1
OCZ3P1333LV3GK
OCZ3RPR13334GK
OCZ3RPR1333C9LV8GK
AL8F8G73D-DG1
SAMSUNG M378B2873FHS-CH9
SAMSUNG M378B5673FH0-CH9
2-8
SS ELPIDA
AM5D5808DEJSBG
-
4GB(2x 2GB) DS GEIL
MT4JTF12864AZ-1G4D1
OCZ
2GB
SS ELPIDA
H5TQ1G83TFR
GG34GB1333C9DC
MICRON
OCZ
1GB
DS MICRON
F3-10666CL8D-4GBECO(XMP) 4GB(2 x 2GB) DS -
KVR1333D3N9/1G
MICRON
2GB
DS -
F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH(XMP) 4GB(2 x 2GB) DS -
Kingston
MICRON
DS Apacer
8GB(4 x 2GB) DS -
BL25664BN1337.16FF(XMP) 2GB
KINGMAX FLFF65F-C8KM9
MICRON
2GB
SS Apacer
SS MICRON
KINGMAX FLFE85F-B8KL9
MICRON
1GB
DS Hynix
1GB
KINGMAX FLFE85F-C8KM9
Kingston
2GB
DIMM socket support
Voltage (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMM 4 DIMM
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS GEIL
2GB
4GB
1GB
2GB
1GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
4GB
SS Kingmax
GL1L128M88BA115FW 9-9-9-24 1.3
GL1L128M88BA12N
H5TQ1G83BFRH9C
KFC8FNMXF-BXX-15A -
DS Kingmax
KFC8FNMXF-BXX-15A -
DS Kingston
D1288JPNDPLD9U
SS Elpida
SS Micron
SS MICRON
SS Micron
DS MICRON
DS Micron
3GB(3 x 1GB) SS 4GB(2x 2GB) DS 8GB(2x 4GB) DS -
J1108BDSE-DJ-F
9
D9LGQ
-
D9KPT
D9LGK
D9KPT
D9LGK
-
2GB
DS PSC
2GB
DS SAMSUNG K4B1G0846F
1GB
9-9-9-24 1.3
A3P1GF3DGF
SS SAMSUNG K4B1G0846F
9
9
-
9
-
7-7-7
6-6-6
9-9-9
-
-
1.5
1.5
-
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
-
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
1.75
-
•
•
•
1.65
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
-
1.65
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Chapter 2: Hardware information
SABERTOOTH P67 Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR3 1066 MHz capability
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip
DS Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Crucial
CT12864BA1067.8FF
1GB
SS MICRON
D9KPT
7
ELPIDA
EBJ10UE8BAW0-AE-E
1GB
SS ELPIDA
J1108BABG-DJ-E
7
Crucial
ELPIDA
GEIL
Hynix
Hynix
Kingston
Kingston
MICRON
MICRON
CT25664BA1067.16SFD
EBJ21UE8BAW0-AE-E
GG34GB1066C8DC
HMT112U6AFP8C-G7N0
HMT125U6AFP8C-G7N0
KVR1066D3N7/1G
KVR1066D3N7/2G
MT8JTF12864AZ-1G1F1
2GB
2GB
DS ELPIDA
4GB ( 2x 2GB ) DS GEIL
1GB
SS HYNIX
1GB
SS Kingston
2GB
2GB
1GB
MT16JTF25664AZ-1G1F1 2GB
SAMSUNG M378B5273BH1-CF8
DS MICRON
4GB
DS HYNIX
DS Elpida
SS MICRON
DS MICRON
D9JNL
J1108BABG-DJ-E
7
7
DIMM socket support
Voltage (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMM 4 DIMM
-
•
•
-
•
•
-
GL1L128M88BA115FW 8-8-8-20 1.3
H5TQ1G83AFPG7C
7
-
D1288JPNDPLD9U
7
1.5
H5TQ1G83AFPG7C
J1108BDSE-DJ-F
8ZF22 D9KPV
8ZF22 D9KPV
DS SAMSUNG K4B2G0846B-HCF8
7
7
7
7
8
-
1.5
-
1.5
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Chapter 2
Vendors
Side(s): SS - Single-sided DS - Double-sided
DIMM support:
• 1 DIMM: Supports one (1) module inserted into any slot as Single-channel memory
configuration. We suggest that you install the module into A2 slot.
• 2 DIMMs: Supports two (2) modules inserted into either the beige slots or the brown
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: Supports four (4) modules inserted into both the beige and brown slots as
two pairs of Dual-channel memory configuration.
•
ASUS exclusively provides hyper DIMM support function.
•
Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Load
the X.M.P. or D.O.C.P. settings in the BIOS for the hyper DIMM support.
•
Visit the ASUS website for the latest QVL.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
2-9
2.2.4
Expansion slots
Ensure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do
so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
Chapter 2
Slot No. Slot Description
1
PCIe 2.0 x1_1 slot
3
PCIe 2.0 x1_2 slot
2
4
5
6
PCIe 2.0 x16_1 slot (single at x16 or dual at x8/x8 mode)
PCIe 2.0 x1_3 slot
PCIe 2.0 x16_2 slot (at x8 mode)
PCI slot 1
VGA configuration
2-10
PCI Express operating mode
PCIe 2.0 x16_1
Single VGA/PCIe card
x16
(Recommend for single VGA)
Dual VGA/PCIe card
x8
PCIe 2.0 x16_2
N/A
x8
Chapter 2: Hardware information
•
•
•
In single VGA card mode, use the PCIe 2.0 x16_1 slot (beige) for a PCI Express x16
graphics card to get better performance.
In CrossFireX™ or SLI™ mode, use the PCIe 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™ or SLI™
mode. Refer to page 2-22 for details.
Connect a chassis fan to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN1/2 when using
multiple graphics cards for better thermal environment. See page 2-20 for details.
PCI Express sharing mode
PCIe 2.0 x1_2
configuration
PCIe 2.0 x1_2
USB3_34
U3 Mode
N/A
Enabled
X1 Mode
x1
Disabled
Chapter 2
•
* Refer to page 3-20 for details.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
Intel PCH SATA
Controller #0
Intel PCH SATA
Controller #1
PCIE x16_1
PCIE x16_2
PCIE x1_1
PCIE x1_2/USB3.0_2
PCIE x1_3
Intel LAN
USB 2.0 Controller 1
USB 2.0 Controller 2
USB 3.0_1
Marvell 9120
JMB ATA Controller
1394 Controller
HD Audio
PCI slot 1
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
–
–
–
–
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
shared
–
–
–
shared
–
–
–
shared
–
–
–
–
shared
–
–
–
–
shared
–
–
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
shared
–
–
–
–
–
shared
–
–
shared
–
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
shared
–
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
shared
–
–
–
2-11
2.2.5
Jumper
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.
Chapter 2
To erase the RTC RAM
1.
Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
3.
Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
2.
4.
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.
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!
2-12
•
If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and move the jumper again
to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After the CMOS clearance, 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 C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall) feature.
Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS can automatically reset parameter
settings to default values.
•
Due to the chipset behavior, AC power off is required to enable C.P.R. function. You
must turn off and on the power supply or unplug and plug the power cord before
rebooting the system.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.2.6
Onboard switch
The onboard switch allows you to fine-tune performance when working on a bare or opencase system. This is ideal for overclockers and gamers who continually change settings to
enhance system performance.
MemOK! switch
Chapter 2
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.
•
Refer to section 2.2.7 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 messgae 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.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
2-13
2.2.7
1.
Onboard LEDs
Standby Power LED
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED. The green LED 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.
Chapter 2
2.
2-14
POST State LEDs
The POST State LEDs of CPU, DRAM, VGA card, and HDD indicate key components
status during POST (Power-on Self Test). 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.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.2.8
1.
Internal connectors
Intel P67 Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_1/2 [brown])
®
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 6.0
Gb/s signal cables.
Chapter 2
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® P67
chipset.
•
These connectors are set to [AHCI Mode] by default. If you intend to create a Serial
ATA RAID set using these connectors, set the SATA Mode item in the BIOS to [RAID
Mode]. Refer to section 3.5.4 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 hot-plug and NCQ, set the SATA Mode in the BIOS to [AHCI Mode].
Refer to section 3.5.4 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 Service Pack 3 or later versions.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
2-15
2.
Intel® P67 Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA3G_3–6 [black])
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s hard disk drives and optical disc
drives via Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s signal cables.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
configuration with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology through the onboard Intel® P67
chipset.
Chapter 2
•
These connectors are set to [AHCI Mode] by default. If you intend to create a Serial
ATA RAID set using these connectors, set the SATA Mode item in the BIOS to [RAID
Mode]. Refer to section 3.5.4 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 hot-plug and NCQ, set the SATA Mode in the BIOS to [AHCI Mode].
Refer to section 3.5.4 SATA Configuration for details.
•
•
2-16
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 Service Pack 3 or later versions.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
4.
Marvell® Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_E1/E2 [gray])
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 6.0
Gb/s signal cables.
•
The SATA6G_E1/E2 (gray) connectors are for data drives only. ATAPI device is not
supported.
•
You must install Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later versions before using Serial ATA
hard disk drives.
•
When using hot-plug and NCQ, set the Marvell Storage Controller item in the BIOS
to [Enabled]. Refer to section 3.5.6 Onboard Devices Configuration for details.
Chapter 2
3.
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.
The COM module is purchased separately.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
2-17
5.
Chapter 2
6.
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.
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB910; USB1112; USB1314)
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.
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the motherboard!
You can connect the front panel USB cable to the ASUS Q-Connector (USB, blue) first, and
then install the Q-Connector (USB) to the USB connector onboard if your chassis supports
front panel USB ports.
2-18
Chapter 2: Hardware information
IEEE 1394a port connector (10-1 pin IE1394_2)
This connector is for an IEEE 1394a port. Connect the IEEE 1394a module cable
to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system
chassis.
Chapter 2
7.
Never connect a USB cable to the IEEE 1394a connector. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
The IEEE 1394a module is purchased separately.
8.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port(s).
Connect the S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install the module to a
slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
2-19
9.
CPU, chassis, power, and assistant fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN; 4-pin CHA_FAN1; 3-pin CHA_FAN2; 3-pin PWR_FAN;
3-pin ASST_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.
Chapter 2
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!
2-20
•
The CPU_FAN connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12 W) fan power.
•
If you install two VGA cards, we recommend that you plug the rear chassis fan cable
to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN1 or CHA_FAN2 for better thermal
environment.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
10. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
11.
•
We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability.
•
If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector, set
the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD]; if you want to connect an AC'97
front panel audio module to this connector, set the item to [AC97]. By default, this
connector is set to [HD].
Chapter 2
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports
either HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of the front panel
audio I/O module cable to this connector.
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.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
2-21
Chapter 2
2-22
•
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 or more high-end PCI Express x16 cards, use a PSU with
1000W power or above to ensure the system stability.
•
If you are uncertain about the minimum power supply requirement for your system,
refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at http://support.asus.
com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us for details.
PSU Suggested List
AcBel PC7030
AcBel API5PC36
AcBel PC6018
AMA AA1200U-C
AMA AA1000U-C
Antec SG-850
Antec EA-380
ASUS P-50GA
ASUS P-55GA
ASUS U-65GA
ASUS U-75HA
Be quiet BN073
Be quiet BN077
Be quiet P6-PRO-850W
Bubalus PE600WJD
CoolerMaster RS-650
CoolerMaster RS-750
CoolerMaster RS-850EMBA
CoolerMaster RS-A00-ESBA
CoolerMaster RS-C50-EMBA-D2
Coolive AP-350F
Corsair CMPSU-550VX
Corsair CMPSU-620HX
Corsair CMPSU-750TX
CWT PSH650V-D
CWT PSH750V-D
Delta GPS-550AB
EnerMAX EPG600AWT
EnerMAX EGX1000EWL
EnerMAX EIN720AWT
FSP ATX-300PNR
Gigabyte M550A-D1
Gigabyte P610A-C1
GoldenField ATX-S398
GoldenField ATX-S550
GreatWall BTX-600SE
HECHUAN ST-ATX330
Huntkey R85
Huntkey 磐石500
I-cute AP-600S
In-Win COMMANDER-IRP-COM1500
OCZ 1000PXS
OCZ 780MXS
SAMA YUHUI-350P
Seasonic SS-500GB
Seasonic SS-850EM
Seasonic SS-900HP
Seventeam ST-420BKP
Seventeam ST-522HLP
Seventeam ST550EAJ-05F
SHARKOON SHA-R600M
Silverstone SST-ST50EF
Silverstone SST-ST85F
Silverstone ST1000
Snake PSH500V
Snake PSH850V
Snake PMW-350WL
Tagan TG1100-U33
Tagan BZII1200
Thermaltake W0133RU
Thermaltake W0133RE
TOPower TOP-500P5
Zalman ZM600-HP
Zippy HP2-6500PE (G1)
Chapter 2: Hardware information
12. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
•
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
Chapter 2
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)
•
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
•
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
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.
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker
allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button turns the
system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending on the BIOS settings.
Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the
system OFF.
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without
turning off the system power.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
2-23
2.3
Building your computer system
2.3.1
Additional tools and components to build a PC system
Chapter 2
1 bag of screws
Philips (cross) screwdriver
PC chassis
Power supply unit
Intel LGA 1155 CPU
Intel LGA 1155 compatible CPU Fan
DIMM
SATA hard disk drive
SATA optical disc drive (optional)
Graphics card (optional)
The tools and components in the table above are not included in the motherboard package.
2-24
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3.2
CPU installation
The LGA1156 CPU is incompatible with the LGA1155 socket. DO NOT install a LGA1156
CPU on the LGA1155 socket.
1
A
B
Chapter 2
2
3
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
2-25
4
Chapter 2
5
C
A
B
6
2-26
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3.3
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
2
A
B
Chapter 2
1
B
A
3
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
4
2-27
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
1
Chapter 2
2
A
B
B
A
2-28
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3.4
DIMM installation
1
Chapter 2
2
3
To remove a DIMM
B
A
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
2-29
2.3.5
Motherboard installation
The diagrams in this section are for reference only. The motherboard layout may vary with
models, but the installation steps remain the same.
1
Chapter 2
2
2-30
Chapter 2: Hardware information
Chapter 2
3
DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
2-31
2.3.6
ATX Power connection
1
Chapter 2
2
OR
2-32
OR
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3.7
SATA device connection
1
OR
Chapter 2
2
OR
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
2-33
2.3.8
Front I/O Connector
To install ASUS Q-Connector
1
2
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
PWR
Ground
Chapter 2
Reset
Ground
IDE_LED
R
POWE
SW
RESET
SW
To install USB 2.0 Connector
To install front panel audio connector
AAFP
USB 2.0
To install USB 3.0 Connector
USB 3.0
2-34
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3.9
Expension Card installation
Chapter 2
To install PCIe x16 cards
To install PCIe x1 cards
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
To install PCI cards
2-35
2.3.10
Rear panel connection
Chapter 2
Rear panel connectors
1. PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
7. External SATA port
2. USB 2.0 ports 5 and 6
8. Optical S/PDIF Out port
3. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4
9. Power External SATA port
4. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
10. IEEE 1394a port
5. LAN (RJ-45) port*
11. USB 3.0 ports 1 and 2
6. USB 2.0 ports 7 and 8
12. Audio I/O ports**
* and **: Refer to the tables on the next page for LAN port LED and audio port definitions.
2-36
•
DO NOT insert a different connector to the external SATA port.
•
DO NOT connect a keyboard/mouse to any USB 3.0 port when installing Windows®
operating system.
•
Due to USB 3.0 controller limitation, USB 3.0 devices can only be used under
Windows® OS environment and after the USB 3.0 driver installation.
•
USB 3.0 devices can only be used as data storage only.
•
We strongly recommend that you connect USB 3.0 devices to USB 3.0 ports for faster
and better performance for your USB 3.0 devices.
•
If you want to use the hot-plug function of the external SATA ports, you have to set the
JMB Storage Controller item in the BIOS setting to [Enabled] and install the JMicron
JMB36X Controller Driver from the motherboard support DVD. Refer to section 3.5.6
Onboard Devices Configuration for details.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
* LAN ports LED indications
Activity Link LED
Speed LED
OFF
No link
OFF
BLINKING
Data activity
Status
Description
ORANGE
Linked
Status
Description
ORANGE
100 Mbps connection
GREEN
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
10 Mbps connection
1 Gbps connection
LAN port
Port
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Light Blue Line In
Line In
Line In
Line In
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Mic In
Mic In
Mic In
Orange
–
–
Center/Subwoofer
Center/Subwoofer
Black
–
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Gray
–
–
–
Side Speaker Out
2.3.11
Headset
2-channel
Chapter 2
** Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Audio I/O connections
Audio I/O ports
Connect to Headphone and Mic
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
2-37
Connect to Stereo Speakers
Connect to 2.1 channel Speakers
Chapter 2
Connect to 4.1 channel Speakers
2-38
Chapter 2: Hardware information
Chapter 2
Connect to 5.1 channel Speakers
Connect to 7.1 channel Speakers
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
2-39
2.4
Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system chassis.
2.
4.
5.
6.
Chapter 2
Be sure that all switches are off.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge protector.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
a.
Monitor
c.
System power
b.
External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
After applying power, the system power LED on the system front panel case lights up.
For systems with ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up when you press the
ATX power button. If your monitor complies with the “green” standards or if it has a
“power standby” feature, the monitor LED may light up or change from orange to green
after the system LED turns on.
The system then runs the power-on self tests or POST. While the tests are running, the
BIOS beeps (refer to the BIOS beep codes table below) or additional messages appear
on the screen. If you do not see anything within 30 seconds from the time you turned
on the power, the system may have failed a power-on test. Check the jumper settings
and connections or call your retailer for assistance.
BIOS Beep
One short beep
One continuous beep followed by two
short beeps then a pause (repeated)
One continuous beep followed by three
short beeps
One continuous beep followed by four
short beeps
7.
Description
VGA detected
Quick boot set to disabled
No keyboard detected
No memory detected
No VGA detected
Hardware component failure
At power on, hold down the <Delete> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 3.
2.5 Turning off the computer
While the system is ON, pressing the power switch for less than four seconds puts the system
on sleep mode or soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting. Pressing the power switch
for more than four seconds lets the system enter the soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS
setting.
2-40
Chapter 2: Hardware information
Chapter 3
Chapter 3:
3.1
BIOS setup
Knowing BIOS
BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) stores system hardware settings such as storage
device configuration, overclocking settings, advanced power management, and boot device
configuration that are needed for system startup in the motherboard CMOS. In normal
circumstances, the default BIOS settings apply to most conditions to ensure optimum
performance. We recommend that you not change the default BIOS settings except in
the following circumstances:
•
•
An error message appears on the screen during the system bootup and requests you to
run the BIOS Setup.
You have installed a new system component that requires further BIOS settings or
update.
Inappropriate settings of the BIOS may result to instability or failure to boot. We strongly
recommend that you change the BIOS settings only with the help of a trained service
personnel.
3.2
BIOS setup program
A BIOS setup program is provided for BIOS item modification. When you start up the
computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. Press <Del>
during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility. Otherwise, POST continues
with its test routines.
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and
may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
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 3.9 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 2.2.5 Jumper for information
on how to erase the RTC RAM.
•
The BIOS setup program does not support the bluetooth devices.
Chapter 3
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, press <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or press the reset
button on the system chassis to restart the system. You can also turn the system off and then
turn it back on to restart the system. Do this last option only if the first two failed.
The BIOS setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being a
menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various submenus and select from the
available options using a keyboard or a USB mouse.
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.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
3-1
3.2.1
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.
The default screen for entering the BIOS setup program can be changed. Refer to the
Setup Mode item in section 3.7 Boot memu for details.
Clicks to display all fan
speeds if available
Selects the display language of
the BIOS setup program
Displays the CPU/motherboard temperature,
CPU/5V/3.3V/12V voltage output,
CPU/chassis/power fan speed
Exits the BIOS setup program without saving
the changes, saves the changes and resets
the system, or enters the Advanced Mode
EFI BIOS Utility - EZ Mode
Exit/Advanced Mode
SABERTOOTH P67
Monday [11/1/2010]
English
BIOS Version : 0401
Build Date : 10/26/2010
CPU Type : Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Speed : 3100 MHz
Total Memory : 512 MB (DDR3 1066MHz)
Temperature
Voltage
CPU
+113.0ºF/+45.0ºC
CPU
1.248V
5V
MB
+75.2ºF/+40.0ºC
3.3V
3.344V
12V
5.160V
12.248V
Fan Speed
CPU_FAN
CHA_FAN1
3325RPM
N/A
PWR_FAN
N/A
CHA_FAN2
N/A
System Performance
Quiet
Chapter 3
Performance
Energy Saving
Normal
Boot Priority
Use the mouse to drag or keyboard to navigate to decide the boot priority.
Boot Menu(F8)
Selects the boot device priority
Displays the system properties of the
selected mode on the right hand side
3-2
Power Saving mode
Default(F5)
Loads optimized default
Normal mode
ASUS Optimal mode
Selects the boot device priority
•
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.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
3.2.2
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.
Menu items
Menu bar
Configuration fields
General help
EFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Back
Advanced
Exit
Monitor
Boot
Tool
Advanced\ Onboard Devices Configuration >
VIA 1394
Marvell Storage Controller
Enabled/Disabled JMB Storage OPROM.
Enabled
AHCI Mode
Marvell Storage OPROM
Enabled
JMB Storage Controller
Enabled
JMB Storage OPROM
JMB Storage OPROM
Enabled
Display OptionRom in POST
Disabled
Enabled
Enabled
Realtek LAN
Enabled
Realtek PXE OPROM
Disabled
Intel LAN
Enabled
Intel PXE OPROM
Disabled
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save ESC: Exit
Chapter 3
Back button
> Serial Port Configuration
Version 2.00.1201. Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Pop-up window
Submenu item
Scroll bar
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Ai Tweaker
For changing the basic system configuration
For changing the overclocking settings
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Monitor
For displaying the system temperature, power status, and changing the fan settings.
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Tool
For configuring options for special functions
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
3-3
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>.
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.
Chapter 3
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.
3-4
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
3.3
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.
EFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Exit
Advanced
Monitor
BIOS Information
BIOS Version
Build Date
EC Version
ME Version
0401 x64
10/26/2010
MBECE-0015
7.0.0.1135
CPU Information
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Speed
3100 MHz
Memory Information
Total Memory
Speed
512 MB
1066 MHz
System Language
System Date
System Time
Access Level
Boot
Tool
Choose the system default language
English
[Mon 10/11/2010]
[16:46:15]
Administrator
> Security
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
EFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Advanced
Monitor
Boot
Chapter 3
Ai Tweaker
Main
Back
Exit
Tool
Main\ Security >
Password Description
To clear the administrator password,
key in the current password in the
Enter Current Password box,
and then press <Enter> when
prompted to create/confirm the
password.
If ONLY the Administrator's password is set,
then this only limits access to Setup and is
only asked for when entering Setup
If ONLY the User's password is set, then this
is a power on password and must be entered to
boot or enter Setup. In Setup the User will
have Administrator rights
Administrator Password
User Password
Not Installed
Not Installed
Administrator Password
User Password
•
If you have forgotten your BIOS password, erase the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC)
RAM to clear the BIOS password. See section 2.2.5 Jumper 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.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
3-5
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>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
To change an administrator password:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
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.
Chapter 3
To set a user password:
1.
2.
3.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change a user password:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
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.
3-6
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
3.4
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.
EFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Main
Ai Tweaker
Exit
Advanced
Monitor
Boot
Tool
[X.M.P.] When XMP is enabled BLCK
frequency, CPU ratio and memory
parameters will be auto optimized.
Target CPU Turbo-Mode Speed : 3400MHz
Target DRAM Speed : 1066MHz
Ai Overclock Tuner
Auto
Memory Frequency
Auto
EPU Power Saving Mode
Disabled
> OC Tuner
> DRAM Timing Control
> CPU Power Management
Auto
VRM Frequency
Auto
VRM Spread Spectrum
Disabled
Phase Control
Standard
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save ESC: Exit
Chapter 3
DIGI+ VRM
Load-line Calibration
Version 2.00.1201. Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Scroll down to display the following items:
Duty Control
T.Probe
CPU Currrent Capability
100%
CPU Voltage
1.224V
Offset Mode
Offset Mode Sign
CPU Offset Voltage
+
Auto
DRAM Voltage
1.500V
Auto
VCCSA Voltage
0.925V
Auto
VCCIO Voltage
1.050V
Auto
CPU PLL Voltage
1.800V
Auto
PCH Voltage
0.975V
Auto
CPU Spread Spectrum
Auto
Version 2.00.1201. Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
3-7
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]
[Manual]
[X.M.P.]
Loads the optimal settings for the system.
Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
If you install memory modules supporting the eXtreme Memory Profile
(X.M.P.) Technology, choose this item to set the profiles supported by your
memory modules for optimizing the system performance.
BCLK/PEG Frequency [XXX]
This item appears only 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 80.0MHz to 300.0MHz.
eXtreme Memory Profile [High Performance]
This item appears only when you set the Ai Overclock Tuner item to [X.M.P.] and allows you
to select the X.M.P. mode supported by your memory module.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Profile #1] [Profile #2]
To obtain the best performance of the X.M.P. DIMM or 1600MHz DIMM, install only one
DIMM on each memory channel.
Memory Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the memory operating frequency. The configuration options vary with the
BCLK/PEG Frequency item settings.
Chapter 3
Selecting a very high memory frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default setting.
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]
OC Tuner
OC Tuner automatically overclocks the frequency and voltage of CPU and DRAM for
enhancing the system performance. Press <Enter> and select Ok to start overclocking
automatically.
3-8
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
DRAM Timing Control
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 the <Enter> key.
Changing the values in this menu may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default settings.
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 to
adjust the value. 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] 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 Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
item to [Enabled].
Chapter 3
[Enabled] Allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in specific
condition.
[Disabled] Disables this function.
The following seven items appear only when you set the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep
Technology and Turbo Mode items to [Enabled].
Turbo Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to manually adjust the Trubo CPU ratio.
[Auto]All Turbo ratio are set by Intel CPU default
settings.
[Maximum Turbo Ratio setting in OS]All numbers of active cores will be set to one
single Turbo ratio in OS.
[Maximum Turbo Ratio setting in BIOS]All numbers of active cores can be set to an
individual Turbo ratio in BIOS.
Maximum Turbo Ratio setting in OS [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the Turbo Ratio item to [Maximum Turbo Ratio
setting in OS]. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
1-/2-/3-/4-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the Turbo Ratio item to [Maximum Turbo Ratio
setting in BIOS]. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
3-9
Long Duration Power Limit [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Long Duration Maintained [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Short Duration Power Limit [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Additional Turbo Voltage [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Primary Plane Current Limit [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value with a 0.125A interval.
DIGI+ VRM
Load-line Calibration [Auto]
Load-line is defined by Intel VRM spec and affects CPU voltage. The CPU working voltage
will decrease proportionally to CPU loading. Higher Load-line calibration would get higher
voltage and better overclocking performance, but increase the CPU and VRM thermal. This
item allows you to adjust the voltage range from the following percentages to boost the
system performance: 0% (Regular), 25% (Medium), 50% (High), 75% (Ultra High) and 100%
(Extreme).
Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [Medium] [High] [Ultra High] [Extreme]
The actual performance boost may vary depending on your CPU specifiation.
Chapter 3
VRM Frequency [Auto]
Switching frequency will affect the VRM transient response and component thermal. Setting a
higher frequency gets faster transient response.
[Auto]
[Manual]
Allows you to enable or disable the Spread Spectrum item.
Allows you to manually set the frequency with a 10k Hz interval.
VRM Spread Spectrum [Disabled]
This item appears only when you set the VRM Frequency item to [Auto] and allows you to
enable the spread spectrum to enhance system stability.
VRM Fixed Frequency Mode [xxx]
This item appears only when you set the VRM Frequency item to [Manual] and allows you to
set a fixed VRM frequency. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range
from 300k Hz to 500k Hz with a 10k Hz interval.
Phase Control [Standard]
Phase number is the number of woorking VRM phase. Increasing phase number under
heavy system loading to get more transient and better thermal performance. Reducing phase
number under light system loading to increase VRM efficiency
[Standard]
3-10
Proceeds phase control depending on the CPU loading.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
[Optimized]
[Extreme]
[Manual Adjustment]
Loads the ASUS optimized phase tuning profile.
Proceeds the full phase mode.
Allows manual adjustment.
Manual Adjustment [Medium]
This item appears only when you set the Phase Control item to [Manual Adjustment].
Configuration options: [Ultra Fast] [Fast] [Medium] [Regular]
Duty Control [T.Probe]
[T.Probe]
[C.Probe]
Maintains the VRM thermal balance.
Maintains the VRM current balance.
CPU Current Capability [100%]
This item provides wider total power range for overclocking. A higher value brings a wider
total power range and extends the overclocking frequency range simultaneously.
Configuration options: [100%] [110%] [120%] [130%] [140%]
Do not remove the thermal module while changing the DIGI+ VRM related parrameters .
The thermal conditions should be monitored.
Some of the following items are adjusted by typing the desired values using the numeric
keypad and press the <Enter> key. You can also use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the
value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the keyboard and press the <Enter>
key.
CPU Voltage [Offset Mode]
Chapter 3
[Manual Mode] Allows you to set a fixed CPU voltage.
[Offset Mode] Allows you to set the Offset voltage.
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]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Voltage item to [Offset Mode] and
allows you to set the 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.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
3-11
DRAM Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM voltage. The values range from 1.20V to 2.20V with a 0.00625V
interval.
According to Intel CPU spec, 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.
VCCSA Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the VCCSA voltage. The values range from 0.80V to 1.70V with a 0.00625V
interval.
VCCIO Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the VCCIO voltage. The values range from 0.80V to 1.70V with a 0.00625V
interval.
CPU PLL Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU and PCH PLL voltage. The values range from 1.20V to 2.20V with
a 0.00625V interval.
PCH Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the Platform Controller Hub voltage. The values range from 0.80V to 1.70V
with a 0.01V interval.
Chapter 3
•
The values of the CPU Manual Voltage, CPU Offset Voltage, DRAM Voltage,
VCCSA Voltage, VCCIO Voltage, CPU PLL Voltage, and PCH Voltage items are
labeled in different color, indicating the risk levels of high voltage settings. Refer to the
table below for details.
•
The system may need better cooling system to work stably under high voltage settings.
Black
Yellow
Pink
Red
CPU Manual Voltage
0.8V–1.22V
1.225V–1.280V
1.285V–1.335V
1.340V–1.990V
CPU Offset Voltage
0.005V–0.060V
0.065V–0.120V
0.125V–0.175V
0.180V–0.635V
DRAM Voltage
VCCSA Voltage
VCCIO Voltage
CPU PLL Voltage
PCH Voltage
1.20000V–
1.57500V
0.80000V–
0.96875V
0.80000V–
1.10000V
1.20000V–
1.88750V
0.80000V–
1.10000V
1.58125V–
1.65000V
0.97500V–
1.01250V
1.10625V–
1.15000V
1.89375V–
1.97500V
1.11000V–
1.15000V
1.65625V–
1.72500V
1.01875V–
1.06250V
1.15625V–
1.20625V
1.98125V–
2.06875V
1.16000V–
1.20000V
1.73125V–
2.20000V
1.06875V–
1.70000V
1.21250V–
1.70000V
2.07500V–
2.20000V
1.21000V–
1.70000V
CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
3-12
Automatic configuration.
Enhances the BCLK overclocking ability.
Sets to [Enabled] for EMI control.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
3.5
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.
EFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Main
Ai Tweaker
Advanced
Exit
Monitor
Boot
Tool
CPU Configuration Parameters
> CPU Configuration
> System Agent Configuration
> PCH Configuration
> SATA Configuration
> USB Configuration
> Onboard Devices Configuration
> APM
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save ESC: Exit
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
Chapter 3
Version 2.00.1201. Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
3-13
3.5.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically
detects.
The items shown in this screen may be different due to the CPU you installed.
EFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Back
Exit
Advanced
Monitor
Boot
Tool
Advanced\ CPU Configuration >
CPU Configuration
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz
EM64T
Processor Speed
Processor Stepping
Microcode Revision
L1 Cache
L2 Cache
L3 Cache
Processor Cores
Intel HT Technology
CPU Ratio Range
CPU Current Ratio
CPU Ratio
Supported
3100 MHz
206a7
6
256 KB
1024 KB
6144 KB
4
Supported
16-31
31
Allows User can manually adjust the
maximum non-turbo CPU ratio.
The value will be limit to CPU base or
factory setting.
Auto
Intel Adaptive Thermal Monitor
Enabled
Hyper-threading
Enabled
Active Processor Cores
All
Limit CPUID Maximum
Disabled
Execute Disable Bit
Enabled
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save ESC: Exit
Chapter 3
Version 2.00.1201. Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Scroll down to display the following items:
Intel Virtualization Technology
Disabled
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Enabled
Turbo Mode
Enabled
CPU C1E
Enabled
CPU C3 Report
Enabled
CPU C6 Report
Enabled
Version 2.00.1201. Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
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.
Intel Adaptive Thermal Monitor [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
3-14
Enables the overheated CPU to throttle its clock speed to cool down.
Disables the CPU thermal monitor function.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
Hyper-threading [Enabled]
The Intel Hyper-Threading Technology allows a hyper-threading processor to appear as two
logical processors to the operating system, allowing the operating system to schedule two
threads or processes simultaneously.
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Two threads per activated core are enabled.
Only one thread per activated core is enabled.
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]
[Disabled]
Allows legacy operating systems to boot even without support for CPUs
with extended CPUID functions.
Disables this function.
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the No-Execution Page Protection Technology.
Forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero (0).
Intel Virtualization Technology [Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows a hardware platform to run multiple operating systems separately
and simultaneously, enabling one system to virtually function as several
systems.
Disables this function.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Chapter 3
Allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology (EIST).
The CPU runs at its default speed.
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]
[Disabled]
Allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in specific
condition.
Disables this function.
CPU C1E [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the C1E support function. This item should be enabled in order to
enable the Enhanced Halt State.
Disables this function.
CPU C3 Report [Enabled]
Allows you to disable or enable the CPU C3 report to OS.
CPU C6 Report [Enabled]
Allows you to disable or enable the CPU C6 report to OS.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
3-15
3.5.2
System Agent Configuration
EFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Back
Exit
Advanced
Monitor
Boot
Tool
Advanced\ System Agent Configuration >
System Agent Configuration
Initate Graphic Adapter
PEG/PCI
Select which graphics controller to
use as the primary boot device.
Initiate Graphic Adapter [PEG/PCI]
Allows you to decide which graphics controller to use as the primary boot device.
Configuration options: [PCI/PEG] [PEG/PCI]
3.5.3
PCH Configuration
EFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Back
Exit
Advanced
Monitor
Boot
Tool
Advanced\ PCH Configuration >
PCH Configuration
High Precision Timer
Enabled
Enabled/Disabled the High Precision
Event Timer.
High Precision Timer [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the High Precision Event Timer.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Chapter 3
3.5.4
SATA Configuration
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. The SATA
Port items show Not Present if no SATA device is installed to the corresponding SATA port.
EFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Back
Exit
Advanced
Monitor
SATA Configuration
SATA Mode
AHCI Mode
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check
3-16
Boot
Tool
Advanced\ SATA Configuration >
(1) IDE Mode. (2) AHCI Mode. (3)
RAID Mode.
Enabled
SATA 6G_1 (Brown)
Not Present
SATA 6G_2 (Brown)
Not Present
SATA 3G_3 (Black)
ASUS CB-521 ATAPI
SATA 3G_4 (Black)
Not Present
SATA 3G_5 (Black)
Not Present
SATA 3G_6 (Black)
Not Present
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
SATA Mode [AHCI Mode]
Allows you to set the SATA configuration.
[Disabled]
[IDE Mode]
[AHCI Mode]
[RAID Mode]
Disables the SATA function.
Set to [IDE Mode] when you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as
Parallel ATA physical storage devices.
Set to [AHCI Mode] when you want the SATA hard disk drives to use the
AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface). The AHCI allows the onboard
storage driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that increases
storage performance on random workloads by allowing the drive to
internally optimize the order of commands.
Set to [RAID Mode] when you want to create a RAID configuration from the
SATA hard disk drives.
Serial-ATA Controller 0 [Enhanced]
This item appears only when you set the SATA Mode item to [IDE Mode]
[Disabled]
[Enhanced]
[Compatible]
Disables the SATA function.
Set to [Enhanced] to support two SATA 6.0 Gb/s and two SATA 3.0 Gb/s
devices.
Set to [Compatible] when using Windows 98/NT/2000/MS-DOS. Up to four
SATA devices are supported under these operating systems.
Serial-ATA Controller 1 [Enhanced]
This item appears only when you set the SATA Mode item to [IDE Mode]
Disables the SATA function.
Set to [Enhanced] to support two SATA 3.0 Gb/s devices.
Chapter 3
[Disabled]
[Enhanced]
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]
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
3-17
3.5.5
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the USB-related features.
EFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Back
Advanced
Exit
Monitor
Boot
Tool
Advanced\ USB Configuration >
USB Configuration
USB Devices:
1 Mouse
Legacy USB Support
Enabled
Legacy USB3.0 Support
Enabled
EHCI Hand-off
Disabled
Enables Legacy USB support. AUTO
option disables legacy support if no
USB devices are connected. DISABLE
option will keep USB devices
available only for EFI applications.
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.
Chapter 3
Legacy USB3.0 Support [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the support for USB 3.0 devices on legacy operating systems
(OS).
Disables the function.
EHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
3-18
Enables the support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off
feature.
Disables the function.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
3.5.6
Onboard Devices Configuration
EFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Main
Back
Ai Tweaker
Exit
Advanced
Monitor
Boot
Tool
Advanced\ Onboard Devices Configuration >
HD Audio Controller
Enabled
Front Panel Type
HD
SPDIF Out Type
SPDIF
Renesas USB 3.0 Controller
Enabled
VIA 1394 Controller
Enabled
PCI Express x1_2 Slot Configuration [U3 Mode]
U3 Mode
Marvell Storage Controller
AHCI Mode
Marvell Storage OPROM
Enabled
JMB Storage Controller
Enabled
JMB Storage OPROM
Enabled
Display OptionRom in POST
Enabled
Enabled/Disabled Azalia HD Audio
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save ESC: Exit
Version 2.00.1201. Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Intel LAN Controller
Enabled
Intel PXE OPROM
Disabled
Chapter 3
Scroll down to display the following items:
> Serial Port Configuration
Version 2.00.1201. Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
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].
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]
[AC97]
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to high definition audio.
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
3-19
SPDIF Out Type [SPDIF]
[SPDIF]
[HDMI]
Sets to [SPDIF] for SPDIF audio output.
Sets to [HDMI] for HDMI audio output.
Renesas USB 3.0 Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the USB 3.0 controller.
Disables the controller.
VIA 1394 Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the onboard IEEE 1394a controller.
Disables the controller.
PCI Express X16_2 Slot Configuration [U3 Mode]
[U3 Mode]
[X1 Mode]
USB3_34 is enabled, and PCIe 2.0 x1_2 slot is diabled.
PCIe 2.0 x1_2 slot runs at x1 mode, and USB3_34 is disabled.
Marvell Storage Controller [AHCI Mode]
Allows you to select the Marvell storage controller operating mode.
[Disabled]
[IDE Mode]
[AHCI Mode]
Chapter 3
Disables the controller.
Set to [IDE Mode] when you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as
Parallel ATA physical storage devices.
Set to [AHCI Mode] when you want the SATA hard disk drives to use the
AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface). The AHCI allows the onboard
storage driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that increases
storage performance on random workloads by allowing the drive to
internally optimize the order of commands.
Marvell Storage OPROM [Enabled]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [IDE Mode] or [AHCI Mode], and
allows you to enable or disable the OptionRom of the Marvell storage controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
JMB Storage Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the JMB storage controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
If you want to use the full functin of the JMB storage contorller (ex. AHCI), we recommend
that you set this item to [Enabled] and install the JMicron JMB36X Controller Driver from
the motherboard support DVD.
JMB Storage OPROM [Enabled]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows you to enable
or disable the OptionRom of the JMB storage controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
3-20
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
Display OptionRom in POST [Enabled]
This item appears only when you set the JMB Storage OPROM item to [Enabled] and
allows you to display or hide the OptionRom of the JMB storage controller during POST.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Intel LAN Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the Intel LAN controller.
Disables the controller.
Intel 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 Intel LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Serial Port Configuration
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the serial port configuration.
This item functions only if there is a serial port (COM1) connector on the motherboard.
Serial Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the serial port (COM).
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
Chapter 3
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]
3-21
3.5.7
APM
EFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Back
Advanced
Exit
Monitor
Boot
Tool
Advanced\ APM >
Restore AC Power Loss
Power Off
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard
Disabled
Power On By PS/2 Mouse
Disabled
Power On By PCI
Disabled
Power On By PCIE
Disabled
Power On By Ring
Disabled
Power On By RTC
Disabled
Specify what state to go to when
power is re-applied after a power
failure (G3 state).
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 PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
Chapter 3
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the Power On by a PS/2 mouse.
Enables the Power On by a PS/2 mouse. This feature requires an ATX
power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Power On By PCI [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the PME to wake up from S5 by PCI devices.
Allows you to turn on the system through a PCI LAN or modem card. This
feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the
+5VSB lead.
Power On By PCIE [Disabled]
[Disabled]Disables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
[Enabled]Enables the PCIE 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]
3-22
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.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
3.6
Monitor menu
The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change
the fan settings.
EFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Main
Ai Tweaker
Exit
Advanced
Monitor
CPU Temperature
+45ºC / +113ºF
MB Temperature
+34ºC / +93ºF
CPU Fan Speed
Boot
Tool
CPU Temperature
1820 RPM
Chassis Fan 1 Speed
N/A
Power Fan Speed
N/A
Chassis Fan 2 Speed
N/A
Assistant Fan Speed
N/A
CPU Q-Fan Control
Enabled
CPU Fan Speed Low Limit
600 RPM
CPU Fan Profile
Standard
Chassis Q-Fan Control
Enabled
Chassis Fan Speed Low Limit
600 RPM
Chassis Fan Profile
Standard
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save ESC: Exit
Version 2.00.1201. Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
CPU Voltage
+1.184 V
3.3V Voltage
+3.312 V
5V Voltage
+5.080 V
12V Voltage
+12.192 V
Anti Surge Support
Enabled
Chapter 3
Scroll down to display the following items:
Version 2.00.1201. Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
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.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] / [N/A]
Chassis Fan 1/2 Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] / [N/A]
Power Fan Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] / [N/A]
Assistant Fan Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU, chassis, power,
and assistant fan speed 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.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
3-23
CPU Q-Fan Control [Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
Enables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
CPU Fan Speed Low Limit [600 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] [200 RPM] [300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM] [600 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]
Chapter 3
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.
Chassis Q-Fan Control [Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the Chassis Q-Fan control feature.
Enables the Chassis Q-Fan control feature.
Chassis Fan Speed Low Limit [600 RPM]
This item appears only when you enable the Chassis Q-Fan Control feature and allows you
to disable or set the chassis fan warning speed.
Configuration options: [Ignore] [200 RPM] [300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM] [600 RPM]
3-24
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
Chassis Fan Profile [Standard]
This item appears only when you enable the Chassis Q-Fan Control feature and
allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the chassis fan.
[Standard]Sets to [Standard] to make the chassis fan automatically adjust depending
on the chassis temperature.
[Silent]Sets to [Silent] to minimize the fan speed for quiet chassis fan operation.
[Turbo]
Sets to [Turbo] to achieve maximum chassis fan speed.
[Manual] Sets to [Manual] to assign detailed fan speed control parameters.
The following four items appear only when you set Chassis Fan Profile to [Manual].
Chassis Upper Temperature [70]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the upper limit of the CPU temperature. The values range
from 40ºC to 90ºC.
Chassis Fan Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the maximum chassis fan duty cycle. The values range
from 60% to 100%. When the chassis temperature reaches the upper limit, the chassis fan will
operate at the maximum duty cycle.
Chassis Lower Temperature [40]
Displays the lower limit of the chassis temperature.
CPU Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [60]
Chapter 3
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the minimum chassis fan duty cycle. The values range from
60% to 100%. When the chassis temperature is under 40ºC, the chassis fan will operate at the
minimum duty cycle.
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.
Anti Surge Support [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the Anti Surge function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
3-25
3.7
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.
EFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Exit
Advanced
Bootup NumLock State
Full Screen Logo
Option ROM Messages
Monitor
On
Boot
Tool
Select the keyboard NumLock state
Enabled
Force BIOS
Setup Mode
EZ Mode
Boot Option Priorities
Boot Option #1
P3: xxxxxxx
Boot Option #2
P4: xxxxxxx
Boot Override
> P5: xxxxxxxxxxxx
> P6: xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Hard Drive BBS Priorities
> CD/DVD ROM Drive BBS Priorities
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save ESC: Exit
Version 2.00.1201. Copyright (C) 2010 American Megatrends, Inc.
Bootup NumLock State [On]
Chapter 3
[On]
[Off]
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [On].
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [Off].
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
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.
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]
[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.
Setup Mode [EZ Mode]
[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.
3-26
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
Boot Option Priorities
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The
number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices
installed in the system.
•
•
To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo appears.
To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, do any of the following:
- Press <F5> when ASUS Logo appears.
- Press <F8> after POST.
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.
3.8
Tools menu
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the submenu.
EFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Advanced
Monitor
Boot
Tool
Chapter 3
Ai Tweaker
Main
Exit
Be used to update BIOS
> ASUS EZ Flash Utility
> ASUS O.C. Profile
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Enter>, a confirmation message
appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No], then press <Enter> to
confirm your choice.
For more details, refer to section 3.10.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
3-27
3.8.1
ASUS O.C. Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
EFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Back
Exit
Advanced
Monitor
Boot
Tool
Tool\ ASUS O.C. Profile >
O.C. Profile Configuration
==========================================================
Setup Profile1 Status : Not Installed
Setup Profile2 Status : Not Installed
Setup Profile3 Status : Not Installed
Setup Profile4 Status : Not Installed
Setup Profile5 Status : Not Installed
Setup Profile6 Status : Not Installed
Setup Profile7 Status : Not Installed
Setup Profile8 Status : Not Installed
==========================================================
Save to Profile
1
Load from Profile
Save BIOS settings to Profile
1
The Setup Profile Status items show Not Installed if no profile is created.
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
Chapter 3
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Key in the profile
number that saved your BIOS settings, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
3-28
•
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.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
3.9
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.
Exit
Load Optimized Defaults
Save Changes & Reset
Discard Changes & Exit
ASUS EZ Mode
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
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
Chapter 3
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 filesystem devices.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
3-29
3.10 Updating BIOS
The ASUS website publishes the latest BIOS versions to provide enhancements on system
stability, compatibility, or performance. However, BIOS updating is potentially risky. If there
is no problem using the current version of BIOS, DO NOT manually update the BIOS.
Inappropriate BIOS updating may result in the system’s failure to boot. Carefully follow the
instructions of this chapter to update your BIOS if necessary.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard.
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard BIOS setup program.
1.
ASUS Update: Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.
3.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3: Restores the BIOS using the motherboard support DVD or
a USB flash drive when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.
2.
4.
ASUS EZ Flash 2: Updates the BIOS using a USB flash drive.
ASUS BIOS Updater: Updates and backups the BIOS in DOS environment using the
motherboard support DVD and a USB flash disk drive.
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
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 or BIOS Updater utilities.
3.10.1
ASUS Update utility
Chapter 3
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard
BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility allows you to:
•
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
•
•
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
Save the current BIOS file
View the BIOS version information
This utility is available in the support DVD that comes with the motherboard package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet
Service Provider (ISP).
Launching ASUS Update
After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch ASUS Update by
clicking Update > ASUS Update on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
3-30
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
1.
From the ASUS Update screen, select
Update BIOS from Internet, and then
click Next.
2.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest you
to avoid network traffic.
If you want to enable the BIOS
downgradable function and auto BIOS
backup function, check the checkboxs
before the two items on the screen.
Select the BIOS version that you want
to download. Click Next.
4.
You can decide whether to change
the BIOS boot logo, which is the
image appearing on screen during the
Power‑On Self-Tests (POST). Click
Yes if you want to change the boot
logo or No to continue.
Chapter 3
3.
5.
Follow the onscreen instructions to
complete the update process.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
3-31
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
Chapter 3
1.
From the ASUS Update screen, select
Update BIOS from file, and then click
Next.
2.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open
window, click Open, and click Next.
3.
You can decide whether to change
the BIOS boot logo. Click Yes if you
want to change the boot logo or No to
continue.
4.
3-32
Follow the onscreen instructions to
complete the update process.
•
The screenshots in this section are for reference only. The actual BIOS information
vary by models.
•
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
3.10.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to use a
bootable floppy disk or an OS‑based utility.
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS from the ASUS website
at www.asus.com.
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
1.
2.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port.
Enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select
ASUS EZ Flash Utility and press <Enter> to enable it.
Exit
ASUSTek EZ Flash BIOS ROM Utility V00.75
Flash Info
MODEL: SABERTOOTH P67
VER: 0401
DATE: 10/26/2010
fs0:\
Drive
Folder Info
fs0:\
fs1:\
10/27/10
10:23p
4194304
SABERP67.ROM
MODEL:
VER:
Chapter 3
File Infor
DATE:
Help Info
[Enter] Select or Load
3.
4.
5.
6.
[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/PageUp/PageDown/Home/End] Move
[Esc] Exit
[F2] Backup
Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive field.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS,
and then press <Enter>.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.
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.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
3-33
•
This function can support devices such as a USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and
single partition only.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system
boot failure!
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select
the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit menu. See section 3.9 Exit Menu for
details.
3.10.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the
BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can restore a
corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD or a USB flash drive that contains
the BIOS file.
The BIOS file in the motherboard support DVD may be older than the BIOS file published
on the ASUS official website. If you want to use the newer BIOS file, download the file at
support.asus.com and save it to a USB flash drive.
Recovering the BIOS
To recover the BIOS:
Chapter 3
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn on the system.
Insert the motherboard support DVD to the optical drive, or the USB flash drive
containing the BIOS file to the USB port.
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.
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!
3-34
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
3.10.4
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.
2.
3.
Prepare the motherboard support DVD and a USB flash drive in FAT32/16 format and
single partition.
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.
•
Do not save the BIOS file to a floppy disk due to low disk capacity.
Turn off the computer and disconnect all SATA hard disk drives (optional).
Booting the system in DOS environment
2.
Insert the USB flash drive with the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater to the USB port.
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.
Chapter 3
1.
Please select boot device:
3. 4.
SATA: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
USB XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
UEFI: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Enter Setup
↑ and ↓ to move selection
ENTER to select boot device
ESC to boot using defaults
When the Make Disk menu appears, select the FreeDOS command prompt item by
pressing the item number.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type d: and press <Enter> to switch the disk from
Drive C (optical drive) to Drive D (USB flash drive).
Welcome to FreeDOS (http://www.freedos.org)!
C:\>d:
D:\>
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
3-35
Backing up the current BIOS
To backup the current BIOS file using the BIOS Updater
Ensure that the USB flash drive is not write-protected and has enough free space to save
the file.
1.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /o[filename] and press <Enter>.
D:\>bupdater /oOLDBIOS1.rom
Filename Extension
The [filename] is any user-assigned filename with no more than eight alphanumeric
characters for the filename and three alphanumeric characters for the extension.
2.
The BIOS Updater backup screen appears indicating the BIOS backup process. When
BIOS backup is done, press any key to return to the DOS prompt.
ASUSTek BIOS Updater for DOS V1.18 [2010/04/29]
Current ROM
BOARD: SABERTOOTH P67
VER: 0401
DATE: 10/26/2010
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: A:\
BIOS backup is done! Press any key to continue.
Chapter 3
Note
Saving BIOS:
3-36
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using BIOS Updater
1.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /pc /g and press <Enter>.
D:\>bupdater /pc /g
2.
The BIOS Updater screen appears as below.
ASUSTek BIOS Updater for DOS V1.18 [2010/04/29]
Current ROM
BOARD: SABERTOOTH P67
VER: 0401
DATE: 10/26/2010
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: A:\
SABERP67.ROM
A:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[Tab] Switch
[B] Backup
[V] Drive Info
[Esc] Exit
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.
Chapter 3
3.
4194304 2010-10-26 17:30:48
Are you sure to update BIOS?
Yes
4.
No
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 BIOS menu. See Chaper 3
of your motherboard user manual for details.
•
Ensure to connect all SATA hard disk drives after updating the BIOS file if you have
disconnected them.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
3-37
Chapter 3
3-38
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
Chapter 4
Chapter 4:
4.1
Software support
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® XP/ 64-bit XP/ Vista / 64-bit Vista / 7 / 64-bit 7
operating systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to
maximize the features of your hardware.
4.2
•
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup procedures presented
in this chapter for reference only. Refer to your OS documentation for detailed
information.
•
Ensure that you install the Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or later versions before
installing the drivers for better compatibility and system stability.
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.
4.2.1
Running the support DVD
Place the support DVD into the optical drive. The DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if
Autorun is enabled in your computer. Click each menu tab and select the items you want to install.
The Drivers menu shows the available
device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary
drivers to use the devices.
The Make Disk menu
contains items to
create the RAID/AHCI
driver disk.
The Manual menu contains
the list of supplementary user
manuals. Click an item to open
the folder of the user manual.
Click the Contact
tab to display the
ASUS contact
information.
The Utilities
menu shows the
applications and
other software that
the motherboard
supports.
Click an icon
to display DVD/
motherboard
information
Chapter 4
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.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
4-1
4.2.2
Obtaining the software manuals
The software manuals are included in the support DVD. Follow the instructions below to get
the necessary software manuals.
The software manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install the Adobe®
Acrobat® Reader from the Utilities menu before opening the files.
1.
Click the Manual tab. Click ASUS
Motherboard Utility Guide from
the manual list on the left.
2.
The Manual folder of the support
DVD appears. Double-click the
folder of your selected software.
3.
Some software manuals are
provided in different languages.
Double-click the language to
show the software manual.
Chapter 4
The screenshots in this section are for reference only. The actual software manuals
containing in the support DVD vary by models.
4-2
Chapter 4: Software support
4.3
Software information
Most of the applications in the support DVD have wizards that will conveniently guide you
through the installation. View the online help or readme file that came with the software
application for more information.
4.3.1
AI Suite II
AI Suite II is an all-in-one interface that integrates several ASUS utilities and allows users to
launch and operate these utilities simultaneously.
Installing AI Suite II
To install AI Suite II on your computer
1.
2.
3.
Place the support DVD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab appears if your
computer has enabled the Autorun feature.
Click the Utilities tab, then click AI Suite II.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete installation.
Using AI Suite II
AI Suite II automatically starts when you enter the Windows® operating system (OS). The AI
Suite II icon appears in the Windows® notification area. Click the icon to open the AI Suite II
main menu bar.
Click each button to select and launch a utility, to monitor the system, to update the motherboard
BIOS, to display the system information, and to customize the settings of AI Suite II.
Click to customize
the interface settings
Click to show the
system information
Click to update the motherboard BIOS
Click to monitor sensors
or CPU frequency
Click to select a utility
•
The applications in the Tool menu vary with models.
•
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website
at www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
•
Chapter 4
Shortcut to Thermal Radar
The screeshots of AI Suite II in this user manual are for reference only. The actual
screenshots vary with models.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
4-3
4.3.2
Audio configurations
The Realtek audio CODEC provides 8-channel audio capability to deliver the ultimate audio
experience on your computer. The software provides Jack-Detection function, S/PDIF Out
support, and interrupt capability. The CODEC also includes the Realtek® proprietary UAJ®
(Universal Audio Jack) technology for all audio ports, eliminating cable connection errors and
giving users plug and play convenience.
®
Follow the installation wizard to install the Realtek® Audio Driver from the support DVD that
came with the motherboard package.
If the Realtek audio software is correctly installed, you will find
the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon on the taskbar. Doubleclick on the icon to display the Realtek HD Audio Manager.
A.
Realtek HD Audio Manager
Realtek HD Audio Manager for Windows® Vista™
Set default device
button
Minimize
button
Exit button
Device
advanced
settings
Configuration
option tabs
Connector
settings
Analog
and digital
connector
status
Control
settings
window
Information
button
B.
Realtek HD Audio Manager for Windows XP
Configuration
options
Control settings
window
Exit button
Minimize button
Chapter 4
Information button
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
4-4
Chapter 4: Software support
4.4
RAID configurations
The motherboard comes with the Intel® P67 chipset that allows you to configure Serial ATA
hard disk drives as RAID sets. The motherboard supports the following RAID configurations:
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 and RAID 5.
4.4.1
•
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 Service Pack 3 or later versions.
•
Due to Windows® XP / Vista limitation, a RAID array with the total capacity over 2TB
cannot be set as a boot disk. A RAID array over 2TB can only be set as a data disk
only.
•
If you want to install a Windows® operating system to a hard disk drive included in a
RAID set, you have to create a RAID driver disk and load the RAID driver during OS
installation. Refer to section 4.5 Creating a RAID driver disk for details.
RAID definitions
RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write data in
parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a single drive but at a
sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone, thus improving data access
and storage. Use of two new identical hard disk drives is required for this setup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one drive to
a second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array management software directs all applications
to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of the data in the other drive. This RAID
configuration provides data protection and increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use
two new drives or use an existing drive and a new drive for this setup. The new drive must be
of the same size or larger than the existing drive.
RAID 5 stripes both data and parity information across three or more hard disk drives. Among
the advantages of RAID 5 configuration include better HDD performance, fault tolerance, and
higher storage capacity. The RAID 5 configuration is best suited for transaction processing,
relational database applications, enterprise resource planning, and other business systems.
Use a minimum of three identical hard disk drives for this setup.
Chapter 4
RAID 10 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity (redundancy data) having
to be calculated and written. With the RAID 10 configuration you get all the benefits of both
RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations. Use four new hard disk drives or use an existing drive
and three new drives for this setup.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
4-5
4.4.2
Installing Serial ATA hard disks
The motherboard supports Serial ATA hard disk drives. For optimal performance, install
identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating a disk array.
To install the SATA hard disks for a RAID configuration:
1.
Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays.
3.
Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive.
2.
Connect the SATA signal cables.
4.4.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS
You must enable the RAID function in the BIOS Setup before creating RAID set(s) using
SATA HDDs. To do this:
1.
Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
3.
Set the SATA Mode item to [RAID Mode].
2.
4.
Go to the Advanced menu > SATA Configuration, and then press <Enter>.
Save your changes, and then exit the BIOS Setup.
Refer to Chapter 3 for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS Setup.
Due to chipset limitation, when set any of SATA ports to RAID mode, all SATA ports run at
RAID mode together.
4.4.4
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility
To enter the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility:
1.
2.
Turn on the system.
During POST, press <Ctrl> + <I> to display the utility main menu.
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - v10.0.0.1032
Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
[ MAIN MENU ]
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Recovery Volume Options
5. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Chapter 4
RAID Volumes:
None defined.
Physical Devices:
Port Device Model
0
ST3160812AS
1
ST3160812AS
2
ST3160812AS
3
ST3160812AS
[↑↓]-Select
4-6
Serial #
9LS0HJA4
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
9LS0BJ5H
[ESC]-Exit
Size
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
[ENTER]-Select Menu
Chapter 4: Software support
The navigation keys at the bottom of the screen allow you to move through the menus
and select the menu options.
The RAID BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and may not
exactly match the items on your screen.
The utility supports maximum four hard disk drives for RAID configuration.
Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume and press <Enter>. The
following screen appears:
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - v10.0.0.1032
Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Sync:
Volume0
RAID0(Stripe)
Select Disks
128KB
0.0
GB
N/A
Create Volume
[ HELP ]
Enter a unique volume name that has no special characters and is
16 characters or less.
[↑↓]Change
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[ENTER]-Select
2.
Enter a name for the RAID set and press <Enter>.
4.
When the Disks item is selected, press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives you want
to include in the RAID set. The SELECT DISKS screen appears:
3.
When the RAID Level item is selected, press the up/down arrow key to select a RAID
level to create, and then press <Enter>.
Drive Model
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
Serial #
9LS0HJA4
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
9LS0BJ5H
Size
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Chapter 4
[ SELECT DISKS ]
Port
0
1
2
3
Disk
Disk
Disk
Disk
Select 2 to 6 disks to use in creating the volume.
[↑↓]-Prev/Next [SPACE]-SelectDisk [ENTER]-Done
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
4-7
5.
6.
Use the up/down arrow key to select a drive, and then press <Space> to select. A small
triangle marks the selected drive. Press <Enter> after completing your selection.
Use the up/down arrow key to select the stripe size for the RAID array (for RAID 0, 10
and 5 only),and then press <Enter>. The available stripe size values range from 4KB
to 128KB. The following are typical values:
RAID 0: 128KB
RAID 10: 64KB
RAID 5: 64KB
We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe size for
multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
7.
8.
When the Capacity item is selected, enter the RAID volume capacity that you want
and press <Enter>. The default value indicates the maximum allowed capacity.
When the Create Volume item is selected, press <Enter>. The following warning
message appears:
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
9.
Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu, or <N> to go back
to the CREATE VOLUME menu.
Chapter 4
4-8
Chapter 4: Software support
Deleting a RAID set
Take caution when deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives when
you delete a RAID set.
To delete a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 2. Delete RAID Volume and press <Enter>. The
following screen appears:
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - v10.0.0.1032
Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ DELETE VOLUME MENU ]
Name
Volume0
Level
RAID0(Stripe)
Drives
2
Capacity
298.0GB
Status
Normal
Bootable
Yes
[ HELP ]
Deleting a volume will reset the disks to non-RAID.
WARNING: ALL DISK DATA WILL BE DELETED.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
[↑↓]-Select
2.
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[DEL]-Delete Volume
Use the up/down arrow key to select the RAID set you want to delete, and then press
<Del>. The following warning message appears:
[ DELETE VOLUME VERIFICATION ]
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
Are you sure you want to delete volume “Volume0”? (Y/N):
3.
Press <Y> to delete the RAID set and return to the utility main menu, or press <N> to
return to the DELETE VOLUME menu.
Exiting the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility
To exit the utility:
From the utility main menu, select 5. Exit, and then press <Enter>. The following
warning message appears:
Chapter 4
1.
[ CONFIRM EXIT ]
Are you sure you want to exit? (Y/N):
2.
Press <Y> to exit or press <N> to return to the utility main menu.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
4-9
4.5
Creating a RAID driver disk
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing a Windows® operating system
on a hard disk drive that is included in a RAID set.
4.5.1
•
The motherboard does not provide a floppy drive connector. You have to use a
USB floppy disk drive when creating a SATA RAID driver disk.
•
Windows® XP may not recognize the USB floppy disk drive due to Windows® XP
limitation. To work around this OS limitation, refer to section 4.5.4 Using a USB
floppy disk drive.
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS
To create a RAID driver disk without entering the OS:
1.
Boot your computer.
3. Set the optical drive as the primary boot device.
2.
4. 5.
6. 7. 8. Press <Del> during POST to enter the BIOS setup utility.
Insert the support DVD into the optical drive.
Save changes and exit BIOS.
When the Make Disk menu appears, press <1> to create a RAID driver disk.
Insert a formatted floppy disk into the USB floppy disk drive, then press <Enter>.
Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
4.5.2
Creating a RAID driver disk in Windows®
To create a RAID driver disk in Windows®:
1.
Start Windows®.
2. Plug the USB floppy disk drive and insert a floppy disk.
4. Go to the Make Disk menu, and then click Intel AHCI/RAID Driver Disk to create a
RAID driver disk.
3. 5. 6. Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive.
Select USB floppy disk drive as the destination disk.
Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid a computer virus infection.
Chapter 4
4-10
Chapter 4: Software support
4.5.3
Installing the RAID driver during Windows® OS installation
To install the RAID driver in Windows® XP:
1. 2. 3.
4. During the OS installation, the system prompts you to press the F6 key to install thirdparty SCSI or RAID driver.
Press <F6>, and then insert the floppy disk with RAID driver into the USB floppy disk drive.
When prompted to select the SCSI adapter to install, select the RAID driver for the
corresponding OS version.
Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
To install the RAID driver for Windows® Vista or later OS:
1.
2. 3. 4. During the OS installation, click Load Driver to allow you to select the installation
media containing the RAID driver.
Insert the USB flash drive with RAID driver into the USB port or the support DVD into
the optical drive, and then click Browse.
Click the name of the device you’ve inserted, go to Drivers > RAID, and then select
the RAID driver for the corresponding OS version. Click OK.
Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
Chapter 4
Before loading the RAID driver from a USB flash drive, you have to use another computer
to copy the RAID driver from the support DVD to the USB flash drive.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
4-11
4.5.4
Using a USB floppy disk drive
Due to OS limitation, Windows® XP may not recognize the USB floppy disk drive when you
install the RAID driver from a floppy disk during the OS installation.
To solve this issue, add the USB floppy disk drive’s Vendor ID (VID) and Product ID (PID) to
the floppy disk containing the RAID driver. Refer to the steps below:
1.
Using another computer, plug the USB floppy disk drive, and insert the floppy disk
containing the RAID driver.
2.
Right-click My Computer on the
Windows® desktop or start menu,
and then select Manage from the
pop-up window.
or
3.
Select Device Manager. From the
Universal Serial Bus controllers,
right-click xxxxxx USB Floppy, and
then select Properties from the pop-up
window.
The name of the USB floppy disk
drive varies with different vendors.
4.
Click Details tab. The Vendor ID (VID)
and Product ID (PID) are displayed.
5.
Browse the contents of the RAID driver
disk to locate the file txtsetup.oem.
Chapter 4
6.
4-12
Double-click the file. A window appears,
allowing you to select the program for
opening the oem file.
Chapter 4: Software support
7.
Use Notepad to open the file.
8.
Find the [HardwareIds.scsi.iaAHCI_DesktopWorkstationServer] and
[HardwareIds.scsi.iaStor_DesktopWorkstationServer] sections in the txtsetup.oem
file.
9.
Type the following line to the bottom of the two sections:
id = “USB\VID_xxxx&PID_xxxx”, “usbstor”
[HardwareIds.scsi.iaAHCI_DesktopWorkstationServer]
id= “PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C02&CC_0106”,”iaStor”
id= “USB\VID_03EE&PID_6901”, “usbstor”
[HardwareIds.scsi.iaStor_DesktopWorkstationServer]
id= “PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2822&CC_0104”,”iaStor”
id= “USB\VID_03EE&PID_6901”, “usbstor”
Add the same line to both sections.
The VID and PID vary with different vendors.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
Chapter 4
10. Save and exit the file.
4-13
Chapter 4
4-14
Chapter 4: Software support
Chapter 5
Chapter 5:
Multiple GPU technology support
5.1
ATI® CrossFireX™ technology
The motherboard supports the ATI® CrossFireX™ technology that allows you to install
multi-graphics processing units (GPU) graphics cards. Follow the installation procedures in
this section.
5.1.1
•
•
•
Requirements
In Dual CrossFireX mode, you should have two identical CrossFireX-ready graphics
cards or one CrossFireX-ready dual-GPU graphics card that are ATI® certified.
Ensure that your graphics card driver supports the ATI CrossFireX technology.
Download the latest driver from the AMD website (www.amd.com).
Ensure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum power
required by your system. See Chapter 2 for details.
5.1.2
•
We recommend that you install additional chassis fans for better thermal environment.
•
Visit the ATI Game website (http://game.amd.com) for the latest certified graphics card
and the supported 3D application list.
Before you begin
For ATI CrossFireX to work properly, you have to uninstall all existing graphics card drivers
before installing ATI CrossFireX graphics cards to your system.
To uninstall existing graphics card drivers:
1.
2.
Close all current applications.
For Windows XP, go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.
For Windows Vista, go to Control Panel > Programs and Features.
3.
Select your current graphics card driver/s.
5.
Turn off your computer.
4.
For Windows XP, select Add/Remove.
For Windows Vista, select Uninstall.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
5-1
5.1.3
Installing two CrossFireX™ graphics cards
The following pictures are for reference only. The graphics cards and the motherboard
layout may vary with models, but the installation steps remain the same.
Chapter 5
1.
2.
3.
4.
Prepare two CrossFireX-ready graphics
cards.
Insert the two graphics card into the
PCIEX16 slots. If your motherboard
has more than two PCIEX16 slots,
refer to Chapter 2 in this user manual
for the locations of the PCIEX16 slots
recommended for multi-graphics card
installation.
Ensure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
Align and firmly insert the CrossFireX
bridge connector to the goldfingers on
each graphics card. Ensure that the
connector is firmly in place.
CrossFireX bridge
(bundled with
graphics cards)
5. 6.
5-2
goldfingers
Connect two independent auxiliary power
sources from the power supply to the two
graphics cards separately.
Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to the
graphics card.
Chapter 5: Multiple GPU technology support
5.1.4
Installing the device drivers
Refer to the documentation that came with your graphics card package to install the device
drivers.
5.1.5
Chapter 5
Ensure that your PCI Express graphics card driver supports the ATI® CrossFireX™
technology. Download the latest driver from the AMD website (www.amd.com).
Enabling the ATI® CrossFireX™ technology
After installing your graphics cards and the device drivers, enable the CrossFireX™ feature
through the ATI Catalyst™ Control Center in Windows environment.
Launching the ATI Catalyst Control Center
To launch the ATI Catalyst Control Center:
1.
Right-click on the Windows® desktop and select
Catalyst(TM) Control Center. You can also
right-click the ATI icon in the Windows notification
area and select Cayalist Control Center.
2.
The Catalyst Control Center Setup
Assistant appears when the system
detects the existance of multi-graphics
cards. Click Go to continue to the
Catalyst Control Center Advanced
View window.
Enabling Dual CrossFireX technology
1.
2.
3.
4.
In the Catalyst Control Center window,
click Graphics Settings > CrossFireX >
Configure.
From the Graphics Adapter list, select
the graphics card to act as the display
GPU.
Select Enable CrossFireX.
Click Apply, and then click OK to exit
the window.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
2
3
1
4
5-3
5.2
NVIDIA® SLI™ technology
The motherboard supports the NVIDIA® SLI™ (Scalable Link Interface) technology that
allows you to install multi-graphics processing units (GPU) graphics cards. Follow the
installation procedures in this section.
Chapter 5
5.2.1
•
•
•
Requirements
In SLI mode, you should have two identical SLI-ready graphics cards that are NVIDIA®
certified.
Ensure that your graphics card driver supports the NVIDIA SLI technology. Download
the latest driver from the NVIDIA website (www.nvidia.com).
Ensure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum power
required by your system. See Chapter 2 for details.
5.2.2
•
We recommend that you install additional chassis fans for better thermal environment.
•
Visit the NVIDIA zone website (http://www.nzone.com) for the latest certified graphics
card and supported 3D application list.
Installing two SLI-ready graphics cards
The following pictures are for reference only. The graphics cards and the motherboard
layout may vary with models, but the installation steps remain the same.
1. 2.
3.
5-4
Prepare two SLI-ready graphics cards.
Insert the two graphics card into the
PCIEX16 slots. If your motherboard
has more than two PCIEX16 slots,
refer to Chapter 2 in this user manual
for the locations of the PCIEX16 slots
recommended for multi-graphics card
installation.
Ensure that the cards are properly seated
on the slots.
Chapter 5: Multiple GPU technology support
5. 6.
Align and firmly insert the SLI bridge connector to the goldfingers on each graphics
card. Ensure that the connector is firmly in place.
Connect two independent auxiliary power sources from the power supply to the two
graphics cards separately.
Chapter 5
4.
Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to the graphics card.
SLI bridge
Goldfingers
5.2.3
Installing the device drivers
Refer to the documentation that came with your graphics card package to install the device
drivers.
Ensure that your PCI Express graphics card driver supports the NVIDIA® SLI™ technology.
Download the latest driver from the NVIDIA website (www.nvidia.com).
5.2.4
Enabling the NVIDIA® SLI™ technology
After installing your graphics cards and the device drivers, enable the SLI feature in NVIDIA®
Control Panel under the Windows® Vista™ operating system.
Launching the NVIDIA Control Panel
You can launch the NVIDIA Control Panel by the following two methods.
A.
Right click on the empty space of the Windows® desktop
and select NVIDIA Control Panel.
The NVIDIA Control Panel window appears (See Step B5).
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
5-5
B1. If you cannot see the NVIDIA Control Panel item in step
(A), select Personalize.
Chapter 5
B2. From the Personalization window,
select Display Settings.
B3. From the Display Settings dialog box,
click Advanced Settings.
5-6
Chapter 5: Multiple GPU technology support
Chapter 5
B4. Select the NVIDIA GeForce tab, and
then click Start the NVIDIA Control
Panel.
B5. The NVIDIA Control Panel window
appears.
Enabling SLI settings
From the NVIDIA Control Panel window, select
Set SLI Configuration. Click Enable SLI
and set the display for viewing SLI rendered
content. When done, click Apply.
ASUS SABERTOOTH P67
5-7
Chapter 5
5-8
Chapter 5: Multiple GPU technology support
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
+1-812-282-3777
+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
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*
+49-2102-9599-11
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 :
Nov. 30, 2010
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 C, Intentional Radiators
FCC Part 15, Subpart E, Intentional Radiators
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
Model Number : SABERTOOTH P67
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
Manufacturer:
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
Authorized representative in Europe:
Address, City:
SABERTOOTH P67
Model name :
Declaration Date: Nov. 30, 2010
Year to begin affixing CE marking:2010
CE marking
EN 62301:2005
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
EN 62301:2005
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
Signature : __________
Position : CEO
Name :
Jerry Shen
(EC conformity marking)
EN 62301:2005
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
EN 60950-1:2006+A11:2009
2009/125/EC-ErP Directive
EN60065:2002+A1:2006
EN 60950-1:2006
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 V1.3.2(2008-04)
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 55024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003
EN 61000-3-3:2008
EN 55020:2007
EN 60950-1:2001+A11:2004
2006/95/EC-LVD Directive
EN 300 328 V1.7.1(2006-05)
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 50360:2001
EN 50371:2002
EN 62311:2008
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
Motherboard
Product name :
declare the following apparatus:
GERMANY
TAIWAN
Country:
Country:
No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN R.O.C.
Address, City:
ASUSTek COMPUTER INC.
EC Declaration of Conformity
We, the undersigned,