Motherboard
Z97-PRO GAMER
E9782
First Edition (V1)
October 2014
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Contents
Safety information....................................................................................... iv
About this guide.......................................................................................... iv
Package contents........................................................................................ vi
Z97-PRO GAMER specifications summary............................................... vi
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Before you proceed...................................................................... 1-1
1.2
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 1-1
1.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 1-3
1.4
System memory............................................................................ 1-7
1.5
Expansion slots........................................................................... 1-18
1.6Jumpers....................................................................................... 1-21
1.7Connectors.................................................................................. 1-22
1.8
Onboard LEDs............................................................................. 1-32
1.9
Software support......................................................................... 1-33
Chapter 2:
BIOS information
2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 2-1
2.2
BIOS setup program..................................................................... 2-6
2.3
My Favorites................................................................................ 2-15
2.4
Main menu................................................................................... 2-16
2.5
Ai Tweaker menu......................................................................... 2-18
2.6
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 2-30
2.7
Monitor menu.............................................................................. 2-39
2.8
Boot menu................................................................................... 2-44
2.9
Tool menu.................................................................................... 2-50
2.10
Exit menu..................................................................................... 2-51
Appendices
Notices........................................................................................................A-1
ASUS contact information........................................................................A-3
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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 components, 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 be exposed to moisture.
•
Place the product on a stable surface.
•
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the
motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it
supports. It includes descriptions of the switches, jumpers, and connectors on the
motherboard.
•
Chapter 2: BIOS information
This chapter discusses changing system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions for the BIOS parameters are also provided.
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Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software
updates.
1.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software
products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
2.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers,
that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the
standard package.
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
completing a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when
completing 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 (+).
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Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
ASUS Gaming Motherboard – Z97-PRO GAMER
Cables
4 x Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s cables
Accessories
1 x I/O Shield
1 x ASUS SLI bridge connector
Application DVD
Support DVD
Documentation
User Guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
Z97-PRO GAMER specifications summary
LGA1150 socket for the 4th Generation, New 4th Generation and 5th Generation
Intel® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3, Pentium®, and Celeron® processors
Supports Intel® 22nm CPU
CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0*
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends type of CPU installed in your
system.
** Refer to www.asus.com for Intel® CPU support list.
Chipset
Intel® Z97 Express Chipset
4 x DIMM, maximum 32 GB, DDR3 3200(O.C.)/3100(O.C.)/3000(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/
2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2500(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/
2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Please
refer to Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List) for details.
** Refer to www.asus.com for the latest Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List).
Integrated graphics processor - Intel® HD Graphics support
Graphics
Multi-VGA output support: HDMI / DVI-D / RGB ports
- Supports HDMI with maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24 MHz or 2560 x
1600 @ 60 Hz
- Supports DVI-D with maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
- Supports RGB with maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
- Supports up to three displays simultaneously
Supports Intel® InTruTM 3D, Quick Sync Video, Intel® Clear Video HD Technology,
and Intel® InsiderTM
Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
2 x PCI Express 3.0 / 2.0 x16 slots (single at x16 mode or dual at X8 mode)
Expansion
slots
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot (max. at x4 mode, compatible with PCIE x1 and x4
devices. When PCIEX1_1 or PCIEX1_2 is occupied by x1 device, PCIEX16_3
will run at x2 mode)
2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots (share bandwidth with M.2 Socket 3)*
2 x PCI slots
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Multi-GPU
Support
Supports NVIDIA® Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, and Front Panel MIC Jack-retasking
- High quality 115dB SNR stereo playback output
Audio Features:
Audio
- SupremeFX Shielding™ Technology
- ELNA premium audio capacitors
- Headphone AMP
- Sonic Radar II
- Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel
Storage
Intel® Z97 Express Chipset with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
13 support
- 1 x SATA Express port (gray, compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports)
- 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2260/2280 storage devices support (both
SATA & PCIE mode)*
- 4 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (gray)
- Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start Technology, and
Intel® Smart Connect Technology**
* M.2 Socket 3 shares bandwidth with PCIEx1_1 and PCIEx1_2 (in PCIE mode) and
SATA6G_4 (in SATA mode), and supports M Key and type 2260/2280 storage devices.
**These functions work depending on the type of CPU installed.
Intel® Gigabit LAN
LAN
Anti-surge LANGuard
GameFirst II
USB
Intel® Z97 Express Chipset
- 6 x USB 3.0 / 2.0 ports* (2 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at rear panel, blue)
- 8 x USB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 2 ports at rear panel)
* with ASUS USB 3.0 Boost support
Gamer’s Guardian
-
-
-
-
-
ESD Guards on VGA, LAN, Audio, KBMS and USB 3.0/ 2.0 ports
DRAM Overcurrent Protection
10K Black Metallic Capacitors
Stainless Steel Back I/O
ASUS DIGI+ VRM
Performance Optimization
ASUS
gaming
features
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5
- 5-Way Optimization tuning key perfectly consolidates TPU, EPU, DIGI+ Power
Control, Fan Xpert 3, and Turbo App
ASUS DIGI+ VRM
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM utility
ASUS EPU
-EPU
ASUS TPU
- Auto Tuning, TurboV, GPU Boost
- Fan Xpert 3 featuring Fan Auto Tuning function and multiple thermistors selection
for optimized system cooling control
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Z97-PRO GAMER specifications summary
Interactive HomeCloud
Media Streamer
- Pipe music or movies from your PC to a smart TV
- Media Streamer app for portable smartphone/tablet, supporting iOS7 and
Android 4.0 system
Gaming Scenario
Steam support
- Compatible with the most fun gaming platform under Windows system
EZ DIY
ASUS gaming
features
Push Notice
- Monitor your PC status with smart devices in real time
UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- O.C. Tuner
- CrashFree BIOS 3
- EZ Flash 2
Q-Design
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Exclusive Features
-
-
-
-
USB 3.0 Boost featuring speedy USB 3.0 transmission
AI Suite 3
Disk Unlocker
AI Charger
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
1 x DVI-D port
Rear Panel I/O
ports
1 x HDMI port
1 x RGB port
1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
4 x USB 3.0 / 2.0 ports
2 x USB 2.0 / 1.1 ports
8-channel audio I/O ports
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1 x 19-pin USB 3.0 / 2.0 connector support additional 2 USB 3.0 / 2.0 ports
3 x USB 2.0 / 1.1 connectors support additional 6 USB 2.0 / 1.1 ports
1 x System panel connector
1 x S/PDIF out header
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
4 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (gray)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 for M Key, type 2260/2280 devices
1 x SATA Express connector, compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
Internal
connectors
1 x 4-pin CPU optional fan connector
3 x Chassis fan connectors (4-pin) for both 3-pin (DC mode) and 4-pin (PWM
mode) coolers control
1 x Thermal sensor connector
1 x COM header
1 x TPM header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x 24-pin EATX power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
BIOS features
64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.7, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.8,
ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS
3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Quick Note,
Last Modified Log, F12 PrintScreen function, F3 Shortcut function, and ASUS
DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.7, WOL by PME, PXE
Drivers
Support DVD
ASUS utilities
EZ Update
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
OS support
Windows® 8.1, Windows® 8, Windows® 7
Form factor
ATX form factor: 12.0 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Product introduction
1.1
Before you proceed
1
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change
any motherboard settings.
1.2
•
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.
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the
motherboard fits.
Unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard. Failure to do so can
cause you physical injury and damage to motherboard components.
1.2.1
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, place it into the chassis in the correct orientation. The edge
with external ports goes to the rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image.
1.2.2
Screw holes
Place eight screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the
chassis.
Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
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Place this side
towards the rear
of the chassis
1.2.3
Motherboard layout
1
2
3
4
2
5
24.4cm(9.6in)
KBMS_USB78
CPU_FAN
CPU_OPT
Intel
I218V
CHA_FAN1
AUDIO
DRAM_LED
30.5cm(12.0in)
2
1
CPU_LED
M.2(SOCKET3)
USB3_12
Z97-PRO GAMER
PCIEX1_1
VGA_LED
Super
I/O
4
CHA_FAN3
EATXPWR
LAN_USB3_34
DDR3 DIMM_B2 (64bit, 240-pin module)
USB3_56
DDR3 DIMM_B1 (64bit, 240-pin module)
LGA1150
DDR3 DIMM_A2 (64bit, 240-pin module)
ATX12V
DDR3 DIMM_A1 (64bit, 240-pin module)
ASM
1442K
VGA
6
7
SATA6G_12
PCIEX16_1
PCI1
ASM
1083
PCIEX1_2
SATA6G_34
Intel®
Z97
PCIEX16_2
BOOT_DEVICE_LED
SUPREMEFX
ALC
1150
TPU
PCI2
64Mb
BIOS
PCIEX16_3
AAFP
4
1-2
17
8
BATTERY
SATAEXPRESS
(SATA6G_56)
DVI
HDMI
SPDIFO
DIGI
+VRM
T_SENSOR
CLRTC
SPDIF_OUT
TPM
16 15 14 13
COM
12
CHA_FAN2
2
USB1314
USB1112
11
USB910
SB_PWR
PANEL
4
9
10
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1.2.4
Layout contents
Connectors/Jumpers/Slots/LED
1. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 8-pin ATX12V)
2. CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 4-pin CPU_OPT; 4-pin
CHA_FAN1, 4-pin CHA_FAN2, 4-pin CHA_FAN3)
3. Intel® LGA1150 CPU socket
4. Q LEDs (BOOT_DEVICE_LED, VGA_LED, DRAM_LED, CPU_LED)
5. DDR3 DIMM slots
6. USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_12)
7. M.2 Socket 3
8. Intel® Z97 Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connector (7-pin SATA6G_1~6,
SATAEXPRESS)
9. Standby Power LED (SB_PWR)
10. System panel connector (20-8 pin F_PANEL)
11. USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB910, USB1112, USB1314)
12. Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM)
13. TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
14. Thermal sensor connector (2-pin T_SENSOR)
15. Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
16. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
17. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
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Central Processing Unit (CPU)
This motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA1150 socket designed for the 4th
Generation, New 4th Generation and 5th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3,
Pentium® , and Celeron® processors.
Z97-PRO GAMER
Z97-PRO GAMER CPU socket LGA1150
ASUS Z97-PRO GAMER
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Unplug all power cables before installing the CPU.
1.3.1
•
Ensure that you install the correct CPU designed for the LGA1150 socket only. DO
NOT install a CPU designed for LGA1155 and LGA1156 sockets on the LGA1150
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.
•
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
LGA1150 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.
Installing the CPU
1
A
B
2
1-4
3
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5
C
A
B
1.3.2
CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation
Apply the Thermal Interface Material
to the CPU heatsink and CPU
before you install the heatsink and
fan if necessary.
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To install the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
1
2
A
B
B
A
3
4
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
1
2
A
B
B
A
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.4
System memory
1.4.1Overview
This motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory Module
(DIMM) sockets. 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.
DIMM_B1
DIMM_B2
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A2
According to Intel® CPU spec, DIMM voltage below 1.65 V is recommended to protect the
CPU.
Z97-PRO GAMER
Z97-PRO GAMER 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets
1.4.2
Memory configurations
You may install 2 GB, 4 GB, and 8 GB unbuffered non-ECC DDR3 DIMMs into the DIMM
sockets. You can refer to the recommended memory population below.
Recommended memory configurations
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•
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.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimal compatibility, we
recommend that you install memory modules of the same version or date code (D/C)
from the same vendor. Check with the retailer to get the correct memory modules.
•
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:
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Use a maximum of 3 GB system memory if you are using a 32-bit Windows® OS.
-
Install a 64-bit Windows® OS if 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 512 Mb (64 MB) chips or less.
•
The default memory operation frequency is dependent on its Serial Presence Detect
(SPD), which is the standard way of accessing information from a memory module.
Under the default state, some memory modules for overclocking may operate at a
lower frequency than the vendor-marked value. To operate at the vendor-marked
or at a higher frequency, refer to section 2.5 Ai Tweaker menu for manual memory
frequency adjustment.
•
Memory modules with memory frequency higher than 2133MHz and their
corresponding timing or the loaded XMP profile is not the JEDEC memory standard.
The stability and compatibility of the memory modules depend on the CPU’s
capabilities and other installed devices.
•
For system stability, use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a full
memory load (4 DIMMs).
Z97-PRO GAMER motherboard memory Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR3 3200 (O.C.) MHz capability
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
NO.
Timing
Voltage
2 DIMMs
4 DIMMs
AVEXIR
AVD3UH32001304G-4CI(XMP)
16GB (4x4GB)
SS
-
-
13-15-15-35
1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-3200C12Q-16GTXDG(XMP)
16GB (4x4GB)
SS
-
-
12-15-15-35
1.65V
•
•
DDR3 3100 (O.C.) MHz capability
1-8
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
NO.
Timing
Voltage
2 DIMMs
4 DIMMs
AVEXIR
AVD3UH31001204G-4CI(XMP)
16GB (4x4GB)
SS
-
-
12-14-14-35
1.65V
•
•
A-DATA
AX3U3100W4G12-DMV(XMP)
8GB (2x4GB)
SS
-
-
12-14-14-36
1.65V
•
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DDR3 3000 (O.C.) MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
2 DIMMs
4 DIMMs
AVEXIR
AVD3UH30001204G-4BZ1(XMP)
16GB (4x4GB)
SS
-
-
12-14-14-35
1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-3000C12Q-16GTXDG(XMP)
16GB (4x4GB)
SS
-
-
12-14-14-35
1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-3000C12D-8GTXDG(XMP)
8GB (2x4GB)
SS
-
-
12-14-14-35
1.65V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMY8GX3M2A3000C12R(XMP)
8GB (2x4GB)
SS
-
-
12-14-14-36
1.65V
•
DDR3 2933 (O.C.) MHz capability
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
NO.
Timing
Voltage
2 DIMMs
4 DIMMs
AVEXIR
AVD3UH29331204G-4CI(XMP)
16GB (4x4GB)
SS
-
-
12-14-14-35
1.65V
•
•
GEIL
GPW38GB2933C12ADC(XMP)
8GB (2x4GB)
SS
-
-
12-14-14-36
1.65V
•
•
APACER
78.BAGHB.AFL0C(XMP)
8GB (2x4GB)
SS
-
-
12-14-14-35
1.65V
•
•
A_DATA
AX3U2933W4G12(XMP)
16GB (4x4GB)
SS
-
-
12-14-14-36
1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-2933C12D-8GTXDG(XMP)
8GB (2x4GB)
SS
-
-
12-14-14-35
1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-2933C12Q-16GTXDG(XMP)
16GB (4x4GB)
SS
-
-
12-14-14-35
1.65V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMY16GX3M4A2933C12R(XMP)
16GB(4 x 4GB)
SS
-
-
12-14-14-36
1.65V
•
•
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
DDR3 2800 (O.C.) MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
NO.
Timing
Voltage
2 DIMMs
4 DIMMs
AVEXIR
AVD3UH28001208G4BZ1(XMP)
32GB (4x 8GB)
DS
-
-
12-14-14-35
1.65V
•
•
A_DATA
AX3U2800W4G12(XMP)
16GB (4x 4GB)
SS
-
-
12-14-14-36
1.65V
•
•
A_DATA
AX3U2800W8G12(XMP)
32GB (4x 8GB)
DS
-
-
12-14-14-36
1.65V
•
G.SKILL
F3-2800C12Q-32GTXD(XMP)
32GB (4x 8GB)
DS
-
-
12-13-13-35
1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-2800C12Q-32GTXDG(XMP)
32GB (4x 8GB)
DS
-
-
12-14-14-35
1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-2800C11Q-16GTXD(XMP)
16GB (4x 4GB)
DS
-
-
11-13-13-35
1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-2800C11D-8GTXD(XMP)
8GB (2x 4GB)
DS
-
-
11-13-13-35
1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-2800C11D-8GTXDG(XMP)
8GB (2x 4GB)
DS
-
-
11-14-14-35
1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-2800C11Q-16GTXDG(XMP)
16GB ( 4x 4GB)
DS
-
-
11-14-14-35
1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-2800C10D-8GTXD(XMP)
8GB ( 2x 4GB)
DS
-
-
10-12-12-35
1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-2800C12Q-16GTXDG(XMP)
16GB (4x 4GB)
DS
-
-
12-14-14-35
1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-2800C11D-16GTXDG(XMP)
16GB (2 x 8GB)
DS
-
-
11-14-14-35
1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-2800C11Q-32GTXDG(XMP)
32GB (4 x 8GB)
DS
-
-
11-14-14-35
1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-2800C11D-16GTXD(XMP)
16GB (2x 8GB)
DS
-
-
11-13-13-35
1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-2800C11Q-32GTXD(XMP)
32GB (4 x 8GB)
DS
-
-
11-13-13-35
1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-2800C12D-16GTXD(XMP)
16GB (2 x 8GB)
DS
-
-
12-14-14-35
1.65V
•
•
APACER
78.BAGH5.AFD0C(XMP)
8GB (2x 4GB)
DS
-
-
12-14-14-35
1.65V
•
APACER
78.CAGH6.AFD0C(XMP)
16GB (2x 8GB)
DS
-
-
12-14-14-35
1.65V
•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX3M4A2800C11(XMP)
16GB (4x 4GB)
DS
-
-
11-14-14-35
1.65V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX3M4A2800C12(XMP)
16GB (4x 4GB)
DS
-
-
12-14-14-36
1.65V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMY16GX3M4A2800C12R(XMP)
16GB (4x 4GB)
SS
-
-
12-14-14-36
1.65V
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX28C12T2K2/8X
8GB (2x 4GB)
SS
-
-
12-14-14-32
1.65V
•
•
Team
TXD38G2800HC12DBK(XMP)
32GB (4 x 8GB)
DS
-
-
11-14-14-35
1.65V
•
•
ASUS Z97-PRO GAMER
1-9
DDR3 2666 (O.C.) MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
1 DIMM
2 DIMMs
4 DIMMs
Apacer
78.BAGFF.AFC0C(XMP)
8GB (2x4GB)
DS
-
-
12-13-13-35
-
•
•
•
Apacer
78.BAGFR.AFD0C(XMP)
8GB (2x4GB)
DS
-
-
12-13-13-35
-
•
•
•
Apacer
78.CAGFF.AFD0C(XMP)
16GB (2x8GB)
DS
-
-
12-13-13-35
-
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX3M4A2666C11
(Ver5.12)(XMP)
16GB (4x4GB)
DS
-
-
11-13-13-35
1.65V
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-2666CL10Q16GBZHD(XMP)
16GB (4x4GB)
DS
-
-
10-12-12-31
1.65V
•
•
•
GEIL
GOC332GB2666C11
QC(XMP)
32GB (4x8GB)
DS
-
-
11-13-13-32
1.65V
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX26C11T2K2/8X(XMP)
8GB (2x4GB)
SS
-
-
11-13-13-32
1.65V
•
•
DDR3 2400 (O.C.) MHz capability
1-10
DIMM socket support
Voltage (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Chip
Brand NO. Timing
A-DATA
AX3U2400W4G11-DMV(XMP)
8GB ( 2x 4GB )
SS
-
-
11-13-13-35 1.65V
•
•
•
A-DATA
AX3U2400W8G11-DMV(XMP)
16GB ( 2x 8GB ) DS
-
-
11-13-13-35 1.65V
•
•
•
Apacer
78.BAGFL.AFD0C(XMP)
8GB ( 2x 4GB )
DS
-
-
11-12-12-30 -
•
•
•
Apacer
783BAGF3.AFD0C(XMP)
8GB ( 2x 4GB )
DS
-
-
11-11-11-30 -
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX3M2A2400C10 (Ver4.21)
(XMP)
16GB ( 2x 8GB ) DS
-
-
10-12-12-31 1.65V
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD32GX3M4A2400C10 (Ver5.29)
(XMP)
32GB ( 4x 8GB ) DS
-
-
10-12-12-31 1.65V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMY16GX3M2A2400C10A (Ver4.21)
(XMP)
16GB ( 8x 2GB ) DS
-
-
10-12-12-31 1.65V
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMY16GX3M2A2400C10R (Ver4.21) 16GB ( 2x 8GB ) DS
(XMP)
-
-
10-12-12-31 1.65V
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ16GX3M2A2400C10 (Ver4.21)
16GB ( 2x 8GB ) DS
-
-
10-12-12-31 1.65V
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-19200CL10Q2-64GBZHD(XMP)
64GB ( 8x 8GB ) DS
-
-
10-12-12-31 1.65V
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-19200CL10Q-32GBZHD(XMP)
32GB ( 4x 8GB ) DS
-
-
10-12-12-31 1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-19200CL11Q-16GBZHD(XMP)
16GB ( 4x 4GB ) DS
-
-
11-11-11-31 1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-19200CL9D-4GBPIS(XMP)
4G ( 2x 2G )
DS
-
-
9-11-9-28
1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-19200CL9Q-16GBZMD(XMP)
16GB ( 4x 4GB ) DS
-
-
9-11-11-31
1.65V
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-2400C11Q-32GXM(XMP)
32GB ( 4x 8GB ) DS
-
-
11-13-13-31 1.65V
•
•
•
GEIL
GOC316GB2400C10QC(XMP)
16GB ( 4x 4GB ) DS
-
-
10-11-11-30 1.65V
•
•
•
GEIL
GOC316GB2400C11QC(XMP)
16GB ( 4x 4GB ) DS
-
-
11-11-11-30 1.65V
•
•
•
Kingston
KHX2400C11D3K4/8GX(XMP)
8GB ( 4x 2GB )
SS
-
-
11-13-11-30 1.65V
•
•
•
KINGSTON KHX24C11K4/16X(XMP)
16GB ( 4x 4GB ) DS
-
-
11-13-13-30 1.65V
•
•
•
KINGSTON KHX24C11T2K2/8X(XMP)
8GB ( 2x 4GB )
DS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
•
KINGSTON KHX24C11T3K2/16X(XMP)
16GB ( 2x 8GB ) DS
-
-
11-13-13-32 1.65V
•
•
KINGSTON KHX24C11T3K4(XMP)
16GB ( 4x 4GB ) DS
-
-
11-13-13-30 1.65V
•
•
•
KINGSTON KHX24C11T3K4/32X(XMP)
32GB ( 4x 8GB ) DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65V
•
•
•
Mushkin
997122R(XMP)
16GB ( 2x 8GB ) DS
-
-
10-12-12-28 1.65V
•
•
•
Silicon
Power
SP004GXLYU240NSA(XMP)
4GB
SS
-
-
11-13-13-32 -
•
•
•
Transcend
TX2400KLN-8GK(XMP)
8GB ( 2x 4GB )
DS
-
-
11-12-11-29 1.6V
•
•
•
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
DDR3 2133 (O.C.) MHz capability
DIMM socket support
Voltage (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
NO.
Timing
A-DATA
AX3U2133W4G10-DR(XMP)
8GB ( 2x 4GB )
SS
-
-
10-11-11-30 1.65V
•
•
•
A-DATA
AX3U2133W8G10-DR(XMP)
16GB ( 2x 8GB )
DS
-
-
10-11-11-30 1.65V
•
•
•
Apacer
78.BAGE4.AFD0C(XMP)
8GB ( 2x 4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24 -
•
•
•
Apacer
AHU04GFB33CAQ3R(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
11-13-13-31 -
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX3M2A2133C9 (Ver4.21)
(XMP)
16GB ( 2x 8GB )
DS
-
-
9-11-11-31
1.65V
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD32GX3M4A2133C9 (Ver4.21)
(XMP)
32GB ( 4x 8GB )
DS
-
-
9-11-11-31
1.65V
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD8GX3M2A2133C9 (Ver1.5)
(XMP)
8GB ( 2x 4GB )
DS
-
-
9-11-10-27
1.5V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD8GX3M2B2133C9 (Ver5.12)
(XMP)
8GB ( 2x 4GB )
DS
-
-
9-11-11-31
1.65V
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMY8GX3M2A2133C11R (Ver4.21) 8GB ( 2x 4GB )
(XMP)
DS
-
-
11-11-11-27 1.5V
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ8GX3M2A2133C11R (Ver4.21) 8GB ( 2x 4GB )
(XMP)
DS
-
-
11-11-11-27 1.5V
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-17000CL11Q2-64GBZLD(XMP)
64GB ( 8x 8GB )
DS
-
-
11-11-11-30 1.5V
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH(XMP)
16GB ( 4x 4GB )
DS
-
-
9-11-10-28
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-2133C10Q-32GSR(XMP)
32GB ( 4x 8GB )
DS
-
-
10-12-12-31 1.5V
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-2133C11Q-32GZL(XMP)
32GB ( 4x 8GB )
DS
-
-
11-11-11-31 1.5V
•
•
•
KINGSTON KHX2133C11D3K4/16GX(XMP)
16GB ( 4x 4GB )
DS
-
-
11-12-11-30 1.65V
•
•
•
KINGSTON KHX21C11T3FK8/64X(XMP)
64GB ( 8x 8GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
•
•
•
Silicon
Power
SP004GXLYU213NSA(XMP)
4GB
SS
-
-
11-12-11-30 -
•
•
•
Silicon
Power
SP008GXLYU213NSA(XMP)
8GB
DS
-
-
11-12-11-30 -
•
•
•
Transcend
TX2133KLH-16GK(XMP)
16GB ( 2x 8GB )
DS
-
-
10-11-10-27 1.6V
•
•
•
Transcend
TX2133KLN-8GK(XMP)
8GB ( 2x 4GB )
DS
-
-
10-11-10-27 1.6V
•
•
•
1.65V
1.5V
DDR3 2000 (O.C.) MHz capability
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
1 DIMM
2 DIMMs
4 DIMMs
AEXEA
AXA3ES4GK2000LG28V(XMP)
4GB (2x2GB)
DS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
•
Asint
SLA302G08-ML2HB(XMP)
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83
BFRH9C
9-9-9-27
-
•
•
•
GEIL
GUP34GB2000C9DC(XMP)
4GB (2x2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-28
1.65V
•
•
•
ASUS Z97-PRO GAMER
1-11
DDR3 1866 (O.C.) MHz capability
1-12
Chip Chip Timing
Brand NO.
DIMM socket support
Voltage (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs
16GB ( 2x 8GB ) DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
1.5
•
•
16GB ( 4x 4GB ) DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX3M4A1866C9 (Ver8.16)
(XMP)
16GB ( 4x 4GB ) DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD32GX3M4A1866C9 (Ver3.24)
(XMP)
32GB ( 4x 8GB ) DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD8GX3M2A1866C9 (Ver4.13)
(XMP)
8GB ( 2x 4GB )
DS
-
-
-
1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD8GX3M2A1866C9 (Ver5.12)
(XMP)
8GB ( 2x 4GB )
DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD8GX3M2A1866C9 (Ver8.16)
(XMP)
8GB ( 2x 4GB )
DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMT32GX3M4X1866C9(Ver3.23)
(XMP)
32GB ( 4x 8GB ) DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMY16GX3M2A1866C9 (Ver 4.21)
(XMP)
16GB ( 2x 8GB ) DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMY8GX3M2A1866C9 (Ver3.24)
(XMP)
8GB ( 2x 4GB )
DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ16GX3M2A1866C10 (Ver5.29)
(XMP)
16GB ( 2x 8GB ) DS
-
-
10-11-10-30 1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ16GX3M2A1866C9(XMP)
16GB ( 2x 8GB ) DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ32GX3M4X1866C10 (Ver3.23)
(XMP)
32GB ( 4x 8GB ) DS
-
-
10-11-10-27 1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ32GX3M4X1866C10(Ver3.23)
(XMP)
32GB ( 4x 8GB ) DS
-
-
10-11-10-27 1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9 (Ver8.16)
(XMP)
8GB ( 2x 4GB )
DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9(XMP)
8GB ( 2x 4GB )
DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9G (Ver5.12)
(XMP)
8GB ( 2x 4GB )
DS
-
-
9-10-9-27 1.5
•
•
•
Cricial
BLE8G3D1869DE1TX0.16FED(XMP) 16GB ( 2x 8GB ) DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
1.5
•
•
•
Crucial
BLE4G3D1869DE1XT0.16FMD(XMP) 4GB
DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
1.5
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL10Q-32GBZL(XMP)
32GB ( 4x 8GB ) DS
-
-
10-11-10-30 1.5
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR(XMP)
8GB ( 2x 4GB )
DS
-
-
9-10-9-28
1.5
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL9Q-16GBXL(XMP)
16GB ( 4x 4GB ) DS
-
-
9-10-9-28
1.5
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL9Q-16GBZL(XMP)
16GB ( 4x 4GB ) DS
-
-
9-10-9-28
1.5
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL9Q-16GBZL(XMP)
16GB ( 4x 4GB ) DS
-
-
9-10-9-28
1.5
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-1866C10Q2-64GZM(XMP)
64GB ( 2x 8GB ) DS
-
-
10-11-10-30 1.5
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-1866C10Q2-64GZM(XMP)
64GB ( 2x 8GB ) DS
-
-
10-11-10-30 1.5
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-1866C9Q-32GXM(XMP)
32GB ( 4x 8GB ) DS
-
-
9-10-9-28
1.5
•
•
•
GEIL
GEEL316GB1866C9DC(XMP)
16GB ( 2x 8GB ) DS
-
-
9-10-9-28 1.65
•
•
•
KINGSTON KHX1866C9D3K2/8GX(XMP)
8GB ( 2x 4GB )
DS
-
-
-
1.65
•
•
•
Silicon
Power
SP004GXLYU186NSA(XMP)
4GB
SS
-
-
9-11-9-27
-
•
•
•
Silicon
Power
SP008GXLYU186NSA(XMP)
8GB
DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
-
•
•
•
Vendors
Part No.
Size
CORSAIR
CMD16GX3M2A1866C9 (Ver5.29)
(XMP)
CORSAIR
CMD16GX3M4A1866C9 (Ver4.13)
(XMP)
SS/
DS
Chapter 1: Product introduction
DDR3 1600 MHz capability
DIMM socket support
Voltage (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip Brand Chip NO.
DS
Timing
A-DATA
AD3U1600W4G11
4GB
SS
A-DATA
3WCD-1211A
11-11-11-28 -
•
•
•
A-DATA
AD3U1600W8G11
8GB
DS
A-DATA
3WCD-1211A
11-11-11-28 -
•
•
•
A-DATA
ADDU1600W4G11-B
4GB
SS
A-DATA
DWND-1211A
9-9-9-24
-
•
•
•
A-DATA
ADDU1600W8G11-B
8GB
DS
ELPIDA
J4208EBBG-GN-F
9-9-9-24
-
•
•
•
A-DATA
AX3U1600W4G9-DB(XMP)
8GB ( 2x SS
4GB )
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
A-DATA
AX3U1600W8G9-DB(XMP)
16GB (2x DS
8GB)
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
AMD
AE32G1609U1-U
2GB
SS
AMD
23EY4587MB6H
-
1.5
•
•
•
AMD
AE34G1609U2-U
4GB
DS
AMD
23EY4587MB6H
-
1.5
•
•
•
AMD
AP38G1608U2K(XMP)
8GB ( 2x DS
4GB )
-
-
9-9-9-28
1.65
•
•
•
Apacer
78.B1GE3.9L10C
4GB
DS
Apacer
AM5D5908DEQSCK -
1.65
•
•
•
Apacer
78.B1GET.9K00C
4GB
SS
Apacer
AM5D6008BQQSCK 11-11-11-28 -
•
•
•
Apacer
78.C1GET.9K10C
8GB
DS
Apacer
AM5D6008BQQSCK 11-11-11-31 -
•
•
•
Apacer
AHU04GFA60C9Q3R(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
11-11-11-28 -
•
•
•
Apacer
AHU08GFA60CBT3R(XMP)
8GB
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
-
•
•
Asint
SLA302G08-EGG1C(XMP)
4GB
DS
Asint
302G08-GG1C
9-9-9-27
-
•
•
•
Asint
SLA302G08-EGJ1C(XMP)
4GB
DS
Asint
302G08-GJ1C
9-9-9-27
-
•
•
•
Asint
SLA302G08-EGN1C
4GB
DS
ASint
302G08-GN1C
-
-
•
•
•
Asint
SLA304G08-ENG1B
4GB
SS
Asint
304G08-GN1B
9-11-11-28
-
•
•
•
Asint
SLB304G08-EGJ1B(XMP)
8GB
DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
-
•
•
•
Asint
SLB304G08-EGN1B
8GB
DS
ASint
304G08-GN1B
-
-
•
•
•
Asint
SLZ302G08-EGN1C
2GB
SS
ASint
302G08-GN1C
-
-
•
•
•
AVEXIR
AVD3U16000904G-2CW(XMP)
8GB ( 2x DS
4GB )
-
-
11-11-11-28 1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX3M2A1600C9 (Ver8.21) 16GB (
(XMP)
2x 8GB ) DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD8GX3M2A1600C8 (Ver5.12)
(XMP)
8GB ( 2x DS
4GB )
-
-
1600 8-88-24
1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD8GX3M2A1600C9 (Ver2.12)
(XMP)
8GB ( 2x DS
4GB )
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CML16GX3M2A1600C10 (Ver2.21) 16GB (
(XMP)
2x 8GB ) DS
-
-
10-10-10-27 1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CML8GX3M2A1600C9 (Ver7.12)
(XMP)
8GB ( 2x DS
4GB )
-
-
9-9-9- 24
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMV8GX3M1A1600C11
8GB
DS
-
-
11-11-11-30 -
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 (Ver3.19)
(XMP)
8GB ( 2x SS
4GB )
-
-
9-9-9-24
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10
(Ver.3.24)(XMP)
16GB (
2x 8GB ) DS
-
-
10-10-10-27 1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9(XMP)
16GB (
4x 4GB ) DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ16GX3M4X1600C9 (Ver8.16)
(XMP)
16GB (
4x 4GB ) DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10 (Ver2.2)
(XMP)
32GB (
4x 8GB ) DS
-
-
10-10-10-27 1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9 (Ver8.16)
(XMP)
4GB ( 1x DS
4GB )
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10 (Ver3.23)
(XMP)
8GB ( 1x DS
8GB )
-
-
10-10-10-27 1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10 (Ver8.21)
(XMP)
8GB ( 1x DS
8GB )
-
-
10-10-10-27 1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8(XMP)
8GB ( 2x DS
4GB )
-
-
8-8-8-24
•
•
1.5
1.65
1.5
•
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ASUS Z97-PRO GAMER
1-13
DDR3 1600 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip Brand Chip NO.
DS
Timing
DIMM socket support
Voltage (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs
Crucial
BLS4G3D1609DS1S00.16FMR
(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
Crucial
BLT4G3D1608DT1TX0.16FM
(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.5
•
•
•
Elixir
M2X2G64CB88G7N-DG(XMP)
2GB
SS
Elixir
N2CB2G80GN-DG
9-9-9-28
-
•
•
•
Elixir
M2X4G64CB8HG5N-DG(XMP)
4GB
DS
Elixir
N2CB2G80GN-DG
9-9-9-28
-
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2(XMP)
8GB ( 2x DS
4GB )
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.25
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL(XMP)
16GB (
4x 4GB ) DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
G.Skill
F3-12800CL9Q-16GBZL(XMP)
16GB (
4x 4GB ) DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-1600C9Q-32GXM(XMP)
32GB (
4x 8GB ) DS
-
-
-
1.5
•
•
•
GEIL
GUP34GB1600C7DC(XMP)
4GB ( 2x DS
2GB )
-
-
7-7-7-24
1.6
•
•
•
KINGMAX
FLGE85F-C8KL9A(XMP)
2GB
SS
KINGMAX
N/A
9-9-9-28
-
•
•
•
KINGMAX
FLGF65F-C8KL9A(XMP)
4GB
DS
KINGMAX
N/A
9-9-9-28
-
•
•
•
KINGSTON KHX16009CD3K2/8GX(XMP)
8GB ( 2x DS
4GB )
-
-
9-9-9-27 1.65
•
•
•
KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3B1/4G(XMP)
4GB
SS
-
-
9-9-9-27
1.65
•
•
•
KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3K3/12GX(XMP)
12GB (
3x 4GB ) DS
-
-
9
1.65
•
•
KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3K3/6GX(XMP)
6GB ( 3x DS
2GB )
-
-
9
1.65
•
•
•
KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3K3/6GX(XMP)
6GB ( 3x DS
2GB )
-
-
9
1.65
•
•
•
KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX(XMP)
16GB (
4x 4GB ) DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65
•
•
•
KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3K6/24GX(XMP)
24GB (
6x 4GB ) DS
-
-
9
1.65
•
•
•
KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3LK2/8GX(XMP)
8GB ( 2x DS
4GB )
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.35
•
•
•
KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3P1K2/8G
8GB ( 2x DS
4GB )
-
-
9
1.5
•
•
•
KINGSTON KHX16C10B1K2/16X(XMP)
16GB (
2x 8GB ) DS
-
-
-
1.5
•
•
•
KINGSTON KHX16C9K2/16
16GB (
2x 8GB ) DS
-
-
1333-9-99-24
1.5
•
•
•
KINGSTON KHX16C9P1K2/16
16GB (
2x 8GB ) DS
-
-
-
1.5
•
•
•
KINGSTON KVR16N11/4
4GB
DS
KINGSTON D2568JPUCPGGBU 11-11-1128-1
-
•
•
•
KINGSTON KVR16N11/4
4G
DS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83CFRPBC -
1.5
•
•
•
Micron
MT16JTF1G64AZ-1G6E1
8GB
DS
Micron
D9QBJ
-
-
•
•
•
Micron
MT8JTF51264AZ-1G6E1
4GB
SS
Micron
D9QBJ
-
-
•
•
•
MICRON
MT8KTF25664AZ-1G6M1
2GB
SS
MICRON
D9PFJ
-
-
•
•
•
Patriot
PV316G160C9K(XMP)
16GB (
2x 4GB ) SS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
Patriot
PV316G160C9K(XMP)
16GB (
2x 8GB ) SS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
SanMax
SMD-4G28N1P-16KM
4GB
SS
ELPIDA
J4208BBBG-GN-F
1600
-
•
•
•
SanMax
SMD-4G68HP-16KZ
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83BFRPBC -
1.5
•
•
•
SanMax
SMD-4G68NG-16KK
4GB
DS
ELPIDA
J2108BDBG-GN-F
-
-
•
•
•
SanMax
SMD-8G28NP-16KM
8GB
DS
ELPIDA
J4208BBBG-GN-F
1600
-
•
•
•
Silicon
Power
SP002GBLTU160V02(XMP)
2GB
SS
S-POWER
20YT5NG
9-11-11-28
1.5
•
•
•
(continued on the next page)
1-14
Chapter 1: Product introduction
DDR3 1600 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip Brand Chip NO.
DS
Timing
DIMM socket support
Voltage (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs
Silicon
Power
SP004GBLTU160V02(XMP)
4GB
DS
S-POWER
20YT5NG
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
Silicon
Power
SP004GXLYU160NSA(XMP)
4GB
SS
-
-
9-9-9-27
-
•
•
•
Silicon
Power
SP008GXLYU160NSA(XMP)
8GB
DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
-
•
•
•
Team
TED34GM1600C11BK
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TC2G83EFR
11-11-11-28 1.5
•
•
•
Team
TED38GM1600C11BK
8GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ4G83AFR
11-11-11-28 1.5
•
•
•
Team
TLD34G1600HC9BK(XMP)
8GB ( 2x DS
4GB )
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
Team
TLD38G1600HC9BK(XMP)
16GB (
2x 8GB ) DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
Team
TXD34096M1600HC9-D(XMP)
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TC2G83BFRH9A 9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
Transcend
TS1GLK64V6H(620945)
8GB
DS
SAMSUNG K4B4G0846B
-
-
•
•
•
Transcend
TS1GLK64W6H
8GB
DS
SAMSUNG K4B4G0846B
11-11-1128-1
-
•
•
•
Transcend
TS512MLK64W6H
4GB
SS
SAMSUNG K4B4G0846B
11-11-1128-2
-
•
•
•
UMAX
84E44G93UM-16BPSYW 4GB
SS
UMAX
U2S96D30TP-16
11-11-11-28 -
•
•
•
UMAX
84E48G93UM-16BPSYW 8GB
DS
UMAX
U2S96D30TP-16
11-11-11-28 -
•
•
•
DDR3 1333 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip Brand Chip NO.
DS
Timing
DIMM socket support
Voltage (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs
AMD
AE32G1339U1-U
2GB
SS
AMD
23EY4587MB3H
-
1.5
•
•
•
AMD
AE34G1339U2-U
4GB
DS
AMD
23EY4587MB3H
-
1.5
•
•
•
Apacer
78.B1GDE.9L10C
4GB
DS
Apacer
AM5D5908CEHSBG
9
-
•
•
•
Asint
SLA302G08-EDJ1C
2GB
SS
ASint
302G08-DJ1C
-
-
•
•
•
Asint
SLA304G08-EDJ1B
4GB
SS
Asint
304G08-DJ1B
9-10-10-26 -
•
•
•
Asint
SLB304G08-EDJ1B
8GB
DS
Asint
304G08-DJ1B
9-9-9-24
-
•
•
•
BUFFALO
D3U1333-1G
1GB
SS
Elpida
J1108BFBG-DJ-F
-
-
•
•
•
BUFFALO
D3U1333-2G
2GB
DS
Elpida
J1108BFBG-DJ-F
-
•
•
•
BUFFALO
D3U1333-4G
4GB
DS
NANYA
NT5CB256M8BN-CG
-
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMV8GX3M1A1333C9
8GB
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
-
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMV8GX3M2A1333C9
8GB ( 2x
4GB )
DS
-
N/A
9-9-9-24
-
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMX4GX3M1A1333C9
(Ver2.12)
4GB ( 1x
4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMX4GX3M1A1333C9
(Ver5.11)
4GB ( 1x
4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMX8GX3M1A1333C9
(Ver2.2)
8GB
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
( 2x
CMX8GX3M2A1333C9(XMP) 8GB
4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-10666CL9D-8GBXL
8GB ( 2x
4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
GEIL
GG34GB1333C9DC
4GB ( 2x
2GB )
DS
GEIL
GL1L128M88BA15B
9-9-9-24
1.3
•
•
•
GEIL
GVP34GB1333C9DC
4GB ( 2x
2GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
GEIL
GVP38GB1333C9DC
8GB ( 2x
4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
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ASUS Z97-PRO GAMER
1-15
DDR3 1333 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip Brand Chip NO.
DS
Timing
DIMM socket support
Voltage (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs 4 DIMMs
INNODISK
M3UN-2GHJBC09
2GB
SS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83CFRH9C
9-9-9-24
-
•
•
•
INNODISK
M3UN-4GHJAC09
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83CFRH9C
9-9-9-24
-
•
•
•
KINGMAX
FLFE85F-C8KL9
2GB
SS
KINGMAX
KFC8FNLBF-GXX-12A -
-
•
•
•
KINGMAX
FLFE85F-C8KL9
2GB
SS
KINGMAX
KFC8FNLXF-DXX-15A -
-
•
•
•
KINGMAX
FLFF65F-C8KL9
4GB
DS
KINGMAX
KFC8FNLXF-DXX-15A -
-
•
•
•
KINGSTON KVR1333D3E9S/4G
4GB
DS
Elpida
J2108ECSE-DJ-F
9
1.5
•
•
•
KINGSTON KVR1333D3N9H/4G
4GB
DS
ELPIDA
J2108BDBG-GN-F
-
1.5
•
•
•
KINGSTON KVR13N9S8H/4
4GB
SS
ELPIDA
J4208BBBG-GN-F
-
1.5
•
•
•
Mach
Xtreme
16GB(4x
4GB)
DS
-
-
-
-
•
•
•
MXD3U133316GQ
Mach
Xtreme
MXD3V13332GS
2GB
SS
Mach
Xtreme
C2S46D30-D313
-
-
•
•
•
MICRON
MT8JTF25664AZ-1G4M1
2GB
SS
MICRON
D9PFJ
-
-
•
•
•
Patriot
PSD32G13332
2GB
DS
Prtriot
PM128M8D3BU-15
9
-
•
•
RiDATA
C304627CB1AG22Fe
2GB
DS
RiDATA
C304627CB1AG22Fe
9
-
•
•
•
RiDATA
E304459CB1AG32Cf
4GB
DS
RiDATA
E304459CB1AG32Cf
9
-
•
•
•
Silicon
Power
SP001GBLTU133S02
1GB
SS
S-POWER
10YT3E5
9
-
•
•
•
Silicon
Power
SP002GBLTU133V02
2GB
SS
S-POWER
20YT3NG
9-9-9-24
-
•
•
•
Silicon
Power
SP004GBLTU133V02
4GB
DS
S-POWER
20YT3NG
9-9-9-24
-
•
•
•
UMAX
84E44G93UM-13BPSYW 4GB
SS
UMAX
U2S96D30TP-13
1333-9-99-24
-
•
•
•
U2S96D30TP-13
1333-9-99-24
-
•
•
•
UMAX
84E48G93UM-13BPSYW •
8GB
DS
UMAX
SS: Single-sided / DS: Double-sided
DIMM support:
1-16
•
2 DIMMs: Supports two (2) modules inserted into either the black slots or the gray
slots as one pair of Dual-channel memory configuration.
•
4 DIMMs: Supports four (4) modules inserted into both the gray and black slots as
two pairs of Dual-channel memory configuration
•
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.4.3
Installing a DIMM
1
2
3
To remove a DIMM
B
ASUS Z97-PRO GAMER
A
1-17
1.5
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following sub‑sections describe
the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do so may
cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
1.5.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with it and
make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
2.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis).
3.
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw for later
use.
4.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely
seated on the slot.
5.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
6.
Replace the system cover.
1.5.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See Chapter 2 for
information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support “Share IRQ” or that
the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI
groups, making the system unstable and the card inoperable.
1.5.3
PCI slots
The PCI slot supports cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and other cards that
comply with PCI specifications.
1.5.4
PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
This motherboard supports PCI Express x1 network cards, SCSI cards, and other cards that
comply with the PCI Express specifications.
1.5.5
PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot
This motherboard has a PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot that supports PCI Express 2.0 x16 graphic
cards complying with the PCI Express specifications.
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Recommended PCIE expansion cards configuration:
PCIE Auto mode
M.2 PCIE mode enabled
PCIEX1_1
N/A
x1
x1
N/A
PCIEX1_2
N/A
N/A
x1
N/A
PXIEX16_3
x4
x2
x2
x2
M.2 socket
N/A
N/A
N/A
x2
M.2 Socket 3 shares bandwidth with PCIEx1_1 & PCIEx1_2 (in PCIE mode) and
SATA6G_4 (in SATA mode), and supports M Key and type 2260/2280 storage devices.
Refer to section 2.6.3 PCH Storage Configuration and 2.6.7 Onboard Device
Configuration of this user guide for more details.
1.5.6
PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slots
This motherboard has two PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slots that support PCI Express 3.0/2.0
x16 graphic cards complying with the PCI Express specifications.
VGA configuration
PCI Express operating mode
PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_1 (gray)
PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_2
PCIe 2.0 x16_3
Single VGA/PCIe
card
x16 (Recommended for
single VGA card)
N/A
N/A
Dual VGA/PCIe
card
x8
x8
N/A
•
In single VGA card mode, use the PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_1 slot (gray) for a PCI Express
x16 graphics card to get better performance.
•
We recommend that you provide sufficient power when running SLI™ or CrossFireX™
mode. See page 1-26 for details.
•
Connect a chassis fan to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN1/2/3 when
using multiple graphics cards for better thermal environment.
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IRQ assignments for this motherboard
I.G.D.
HD Audio 1 Controller
EHCI 1 Controller
EHCI 2 Controller
XHCI Controller
SATA Controller
PCIE x16_1
PCIE x16_2
PCIE x16_3
PCIE x1_1
PCIE x1_2
Intel LAN
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B
C
D
E
F
G
H
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1.6Jumpers
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.
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1
CLRTC
2
Normal
(Default)
2 3
Clear RTC
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To erase the RTC RAM:
1.
Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2.
Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on pins 2-3
for about 5-10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.
3.
Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
4.
Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to reenter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default
position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
•
If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and move the jumper
again to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After clearing the CMOS, reinstall the
battery.
•
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking. For
system failure due to overclocking, use the CPU Parameter Recall (C.P.R.) feature.
Shut down and reboot the system, then the BIOS automatically resets parameter
settings to default values.
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1.7Connectors
1.7.1
Rear panel connectors
1.
PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard combo port. This port connects to a PS/2 mouse or PS/2
keyboard.
2.
Optical S/PDIF out port. This port allows you to connect your PC to amplified
speakers, headphones, or Sony/Phillips Digital Interconnect Format (S/PDIF) compliant
devices.
3.
Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) port. This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor or other
VGA-compatible devices.
4.
LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN)
through a network hub.
LAN port LED indications
Activity/Link LED
Status
Off
Orange
Orange
(Blinking)
Orange (Blinking
then steady)
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Description
No link
Linked
Data activity
Speed LED
Status
Description
OFF
10 Mbps connection
ORANGE 100 Mbps connection
GREEN 1 Gbps connection
Activity Link Speed
LED
LED
LAN port
Ready to wake
up from S5 mode
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5.
USB 2.0 ports 7 and 8. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for USB
2.0/1.1 devices.
6.
HDMI port. This port connects to the tape, CD, DVD player, or other audio sources.
7.
DVI-D port. This port is for any DVI-D compatible device.
DVI-D can not be converted to output from RGB Signal to CRT and is not compatible with
DVI-I.
8.
USB 3.0 ports 3, 4, 5 and 6. These 9-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for
USB 3.0 devices.
•
The plugged USB 3.0 device may run on xHCI or EHCI mode, depending on the
operating system’s setting.
•
USB 3.0 devices can only be used for data storage.
•
We strongly recommend that you connect USB 3.0 devices to USB 3.0 ports for faster
and better performance from your USB 3.0 devices.
•
Due to the design of the Intel® 9 series chipset, all USB devices connected to the
USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports are controlled by the xHCI controller. Some legacy USB
devices must update their firmware for better compatibility.
•
Multi-VGA output supports up to three displays under Windows® OS environment, two
displays under BIOS, and one display under DOS.
•
Intel display architecture design supports the following maximum supported pixel
clocks (Pixel Clock = H total x V Total x Frame Rate (Screen refresh rate)):
9.
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DVI port: 165 MHz
-
VGA port: 180 MHz
-
HDMI port: 300 MHz
8-channel audio ports. Refer to the following table for the recommended audio
configuration.
Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Light Blue
Lime
Pink
Orange
Gray
Black
Headset
2-channel
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
–
–
–
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4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
–
–
Rear Speaker Out
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
–
Rear Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Side Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
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1.7.2
1.
Internal connectors
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM)
This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module cable to this
connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
PIN 1
DCD
TXD
GND
RTS
RI
RXD
DTR
DSR
CTS
COM
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Z97-PRO GAMER Serial port (COM) connector
The COM module is purchased separately.
2.
TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
LPCPD#
GND
+3VSB
NC
LAD0
+3V
LAD3
LREST#
LFRAME#
LCLK
This connector supports a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which securely
store keys, digital certificates, passwords and data. A TPM system also helps enhance
the network security, protects digital identities, and ensures platform integrity.
PIN 1
NC
CLKRUN#
SERIRQ
NC
GND
LAD1
LAD2
NC
TPM
GND
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3. CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 4-pin CPU_OPT; 4-pin CHA_
FAN1, 4-pin CHA_FAN2, 4-pin CHA_FAN3)
Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
GND
B
GND
A
CPU FAN PWR
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWM
B
CPU_OPT
CPU FAN PWR
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWM
A
CPU_FAN
C
CHA_FAN3
GND
CHA FAN PWR
CHA FAN IN
+5V
C
CHA_FAN1
GND
CHA FAN PWR
CHA FAN IN
+5V
D
E
CHA_FAN2
GND
CHA FAN PWR
CHA FAN IN
+5V
D
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E
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Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air flow inside
the system may damage the motherboard components. These are not jumpers! Do not
place jumper caps on the fan connectors! The CPU_FAN connector supports a CPU fan of
maximum 1 A (12 W) fan power.
•
The CPU_FAN connector and CHA_FAN connectors support the ASUS FAN Xpert 3
feature.
•
The CPU fan connector detects the type of CPU fan installed and automatically
switches the control modes. To configure the CPU fan’s control mode, go to
Advanced > Monitor > CPU Q-Fan Control item in BIOS.
•
The chassis fan connectors support DC and PWM modes. To set these fans to DC
or PWM, go to Advanced > Monitor > Chassis Fan 1/2/3 Q-Fan Control items in
BIOS.
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4. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 8-pin ATX12V)
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.
A
A
B
ATX12V
EATXPWR
PIN 1
+12V DC
+12V DC
+12V DC
B +12V DC
GND
GND
GND
GND
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+3 Volts
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
GND
+5 Volts
GND
+5 Volts
GND
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
GND
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
-5 Volts
GND
GND
GND
PSON#
GND
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
PIN 1
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•
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 ATX +12V power plug. Otherwise, the
system will not boot up.
•
We recommend that you use a PSU with higher power output when configuring a
system with more power-consuming devices or when you intend to install additional
devices. The system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is
inadequate.
•
If you are uncertain about the minimum power supply requirement for your system,
refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at http://support.asus.
com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us for details.
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5.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
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NC
AGND
NC
NC
SENSE2_RETUR
AGND
NC
SENSE1_RETUR
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports
either HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of the front panel
audio I/O module cable to this connector.
AAFP
HD-audio-compliant
pin definition
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
PORT1 L
PORT1 R
PORT2 R
SENSE_SEND
PORT2 L
PIN 1
Legacy AC’97
compliant definition
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6.
•
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]. See section 2.6.7 Onboard Devices Configuration for
details.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port. 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.
SPDIFOUT
GND
+5V
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SPDIF_OUT
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The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
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7.
USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_12)
This connector allows you to connect a USB 3.0 module for additional USB 3.0 front
or rear panel ports. With an installed USB 3.0 module, you can enjoy all the benefits of
USB 3.0 including faster data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps, faster charging time for
USB-chargeable devices, optimized power efficiency, and backward compatibility with
USB 2.0.
USB3_12
PIN 1
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USB3+5V
IntA_P2_SSRXIntA_P2_SSRX+
GND
IntA_P2_SSTXIntA_P2_SSTX+
GND
IntA_P2_DIntA_P2_D+
USB3+5V
IntA_P1_SSRXIntA_P1_SSRX+
GND
IntA_P1_SSTXIntA_P1_SSTX+
GND
IntA_P1_DIntA_P1_D+
GND
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The USB 3.0 module is purchased separately.
8.
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 specifications and supports up to
480Mbps connection speed.
USB+5V
USB_P9USB_P9+
GND
NC
PIN 1
USB+5V
USB_P10USB_P10+
GND
PIN 1
USB+5V
USB_P12USB_P12+
GND
USB+5V
USB_P14USB_P14+
GND
PIN 1
USB910
USB+5V
USB_P11USB_P11+
GND
NC
USB1112
USB+5V
USB_P13USB_P13+
GND
NC
USB1314
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Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
The USB 2.0 module is purchased separately.
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9.Intel® Z97 Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s connector (7-pin SATA6G_1~6, SATAEXPRESS)
This connector connects to Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 6.0
Gb/s signal cables.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
configuration with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology through the onboard Intel® Z97
chipset.
A
SATA6G_1
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
SATA6G_2
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
SATA6G_3
GND
RSATA_TXP3
RSATA_TXN3
GND
RSATA_RXN3
RSATA_RXP3
GND
SATA6G_4
GND
RSATA_TXP4
RSATA_TXN4
GND
RSATA_RXN4
RSATA_RXP4
GND
B
SATA6G_5
SATA6G_6
GND
RSATA_TXP5
RSATA_TXN5
GND
RSATA_RXN5
RSATA_RXP5
GND
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A
B
GND
RSATA_TXP6
RSATA_TXN6
GND
RSATA_RXN6
RSATA_RXP6
GND
Floating
Device_Reset
GND
Detection
SATAEXPRESS
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•
These connectors are set to [AHCI] by default. If you intend to create a Serial ATA
RAID set using these connectors, set the SATA Mode item in the BIOS to [RAID].
Refer to section 2.6.3 PCH Storage Configuration for details.
•
Before creating a RAID set, refer to the manual bundled in the motherboard support
DVD.
The SATAEXPRESS connector can support one SATA Express device or two SATA
devices.
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10. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
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+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
SPEAKER
PLED-
PLED+
+PWR_LED-
PANEL
+HDD_LED- PWR_SW
Reset
Ground
PWR
Ground
HDD_LED+
HDD_LED-
PIN 1
RESET
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•
System power LED (2-pin +PWR_LED-)
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 +HDD_LED-)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity LED cable
to this connector. The HDD LED lights up or flashes when data is read from or written
to the HDD.
•
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker
allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWR_SW)
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 operating
system settings. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds while the
system is ON turns the system OFF.
•
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without
turning off the system power.
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11. M.2 socket 3
This socket allows you to install an M.2 (NGFF) SSD module.
M.2(SOCKET3)
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•
This socket supports M Key and 2260/2280 storage devices.
•
M.2 Socket 3 shares bandwidth with PCIEx1_1 & PCIEx1_2 (in PCIE mode) and
SATA6G_4 (in SATA mode), and supports M Key and type 2260/2280 storage
devices. Refer to section 2.6.3 PCH Storage Configuration and 2.6.7 Onboard
Device Configuration of this user guide for more details.
•
When using Intel® Desktop Responsiveness technologies with PCIe M.2 device,
ensure to set up the Windows® UEFI operating system under RAID mode.
The M.2 (NGFF) SSD module is purchased separately
12. Thermal sensor connector (2-pin T_SENSOR)
This connector is for the thermistor cable that allows you to monitor the temperature of
your motherboard’s critical components and connected devices.
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T_SENSOR1
GND
PIN 1
SENSOR IN
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1.8
1.
Onboard LEDs
Standby Power LED (SB_PWR)
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED that lights up to indicate that the
system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode. This is a reminder that you should
shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing or plugging in any
motherboard component. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED.
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SB_PWR
ON
Standby Power
OFF
Powered Off
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2.
Q LEDs (BOOT_DEVICE_LED, VGA_LED, DRAM_LED, CPU_LED)
Q LEDs check key components (CPU, DRAM, VGA card, and booting devices) in
sequence during motherboard booting process. If an error is found, the corresponding
LED flashes until the problem is solved. This user-friendly design provides an intuitive
way to locate the root problem within seconds.
DRAM_LED
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CPU_LED
VGA_LED
BOOT_DEVICE_LED
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1.9
Software support
1.9.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® 7 (32-bit / 64-bit), Windows® 8 (32-bit /64-bit) and
Windows® 8.1 (32-bit /64-bit) Operating Systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version
and corresponding updates to maximize the features of your hardware.
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Refer to your OS documentation for
detailed information.
1.9.2
Support DVD information
The Support DVD that comes with the motherboard package contains the drivers, software
applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard features.
The contents of the Support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the
ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.
To run the Support DVD
Place the Support DVD into the optical drive. If Autorun is enabled in your computer, the DVD
automatically displays the lists of the unique features of your ASUS motherboard. Click the
Drivers, Utilities, AHCI/RAID Driver, Manual, Contact, or Specials tabs to display their
respective menus.
The following screen is for reference only.
Click an icon to
display Support
DVD/motherboard
information
Click an item to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the Support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the DVD.
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BIOS information
2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
2
The ASUS website publishes the latest BIOS versions to provide enhancements on system
stability, compatibility,and 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 to system’s failure to boot. Carefully follow the
instructions in this chapter to update your BIOS when necessary.
Visit http://www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard.
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard BIOS setup program.
1. EZ Update: Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.
2. ASUS EZ Flash 2: Updates the BIOS using a USB flash drive.
3. ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3: Restores the BIOS using the motherboard support DVD or
a USB flash drive when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.
4. ASUS BIOS Updater: Updates the BIOS in DOS environment using the motherboard
support DVD and a USB flash disk drive.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a USB flash disk in case you need
to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS
Update utility.
2.1.1
EZ Update
EZ Update is a utility that allows you to automatically update your motherboard’s softwares,
drivers, and the BIOS version easily. With this utlity, you can also manually update the saved
BIOS and select a boot logo when the system goes into POST.
Click to automatically
update your
motherboard’s
driver, software and
firmware
Click to find and
select the BIOS
from file
Click to select a
boot logo
Click to update
the BIOS
EZ Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an ISP (Internet
Service Provider).
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2.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without using an OS‑based
utility.
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website at
www.asus.com.
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
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1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port.
2.
Enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select
ASUS EZ Flash Utility and press <Enter>.
3.
Press the Right/Left arrow keys to switch to the Drive field.
4.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS
then press <Enter>.
5.
Press the Right/Left arrow keys to switch to the Folder field.
6.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file then press <Enter> to perform the
BIOS update process.
7.
Reboot the system when the update process is done.
•
This function supports USB flash disks formatted using FAT32 or FAT16 on a single
partition only.
•
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability.
Select the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit menu.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system
boot failure!
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2.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file
when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can restore a corrupted BIOS
file using the motherboard support DVD or a USB flash drive that contains the updated BIOS
file.
•
Before using this utility, rename the BIOS file in the removable device into
Z97PROG.CAP.
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
Recovering the BIOS
To recover the BIOS:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the support DVD into the optical drive or the USB flash drive that contains 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 automatically enters ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility. The system requires you to
enter BIOS Setup to recover BIOS settings.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause
system boot failure!
3. Press <F5> to load default BIOS values (Highly recommended).
2.1.4
ASUS BIOS Updater
ASUS BIOS Updater allows you to update the BIOS in DOS environment.
The screen captures used in this section are for reference only and may not be exactly the
same as actually shown on your computer screen.
Before updating BIOS
•
Prepare the motherboard support DVD and a USB flash drive.
•
Download the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater from http://support.asus.com and
save them in your USB flash drive.
NTFS is not supported under FreeDOS environment. Ensure that your USB flash drive is in
single partition and in FAT32 / FAT16 format.
•
Turn off the computer.
•
Ensure that your computer has a DVD optical drive.
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Booting the system in DOS environment
To boot the system in DOS:
1.
Insert the USB flash drive with the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater to the USB port.
2.
Boot your computer then press <F8> to launch the BIOS Boot Device Select menu.
3.
When the BIOS Boot Device Select Menu appears, insert the Support DVD into the
optical drive then select the optical drive as the boot device.
Please select boot device:
 and  to move selection
ENTER to select boot device
ESC to boot using defaults
P2: ST3808110AS (76319MB)
aigo miniking (250MB)
UEFI: (FAT) ASUS DRW-2014L1T(4458MB)
P1: ASUS DRW-2014L1T(4458MB)
UEFI: (FAT) aigo miniking (250MB)
Enter Setup
4. When the Boot Loader appears, press <Enter> within five (5) seconds to enter
FreeDOS prompt.
ISOLINUX 3.20 2006-08-26 Copyright (C) 1994-2005 H. Peter Anvin
A Bootable DVD/CD is detected. Press ENTER to boot from the DVD/CD.
If no key is pressed within 5 seconds, the system will boot next priority
device automatically. boot:
5.
On the FreeDOS prompt, type d: then press <Enter> to switch the disk from Drive C
(optical drive) to Drive D (USB flash drive).
Welcome to FreeDOS (http://www.freedos.org)!
C:/> d:
D:/>
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file:
1.
On the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /pc /g and press <Enter>.
D:/> bupdater /pc /g
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2.
On the BIOS Updater screen, press <Tab> to switch from Files panel to Drives panel
then select D:.
ASUSTeK BIOS Updater for DOS V1.30 [2014/01/01]
Current ROM
BOARD: Z97-PRO GAMER
VER: 0205 (H :00 B :00)
DATE: 09/23/2014
PATH:
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
C:\
C:
D:
FORMAN~1
Z97PROG.CAP
<DIR>
8390656
2014-09-23
21:14:34
Drives
panel
Files
panel
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[Tab] Switch
[Esc] Exit
[V] Drive Info
3.
Press <Tab> to switch from Drives panel to Files panel then press <Up/Down or Home/
End> keys to select the BIOS file and press <Enter>.
4.
After the BIOS Updater checks the selected BIOS file, select Yes to confirm the BIOS
update.
Are you sure you want to update the BIOS?
Yes
No
The BIOS Backup feature is not supported due to security regulations.
5.Select Yes then press <Enter>. When BIOS update is done, press <ESC> to exit BIOS
Updater.
6.
Restart your computer.
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 for more information.
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2.2
BIOS setup program
Use the BIOS Setup program to update the BIOS or configure its parameters. The BIOS
screens include navigation keys and brief online help to guide you in using the BIOS Setup
program.
Entering BIOS Setup at startup
To enter BIOS Setup at startup:
•
Press <Delete> or <F2> during the Power-On Self Test (POST). If you do not press
<Delete> or <F2>, POST continues with its routines.
Entering BIOS Setup after POST
To enter BIOS Setup after POST:
•
Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> simultaneously.
•
Press the reset button on the system chassis.
•
Press the power button to turn the system off then back on. Do this option only if you
failed to enter BIOS Setup using the first two options.
Using the power button, reset button, or the <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> keys to force reset from a
running operating system can cause damage to your data or system. We recommend you
always shut down the system properly from the operating system.
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only. Some screen
displays may not be the same as what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard.
•
Ensure that a USB mouse is connected to your motherboard if you want to use the
mouse to control the BIOS setup program.
•
If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS setting, load the default
settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Optimized
Defaults item under the Exit menu or press hotkey F5. See section 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 Jumpers for information on
how to erase the RTC RAM.
BIOS menu screen
The BIOS setup program can be used under two modes: EZ Mode and Advanced Mode.
Press <F7> to change between the two modes.
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EZ Mode
By default, the EZ Mode screen appears when you enter the BIOS setup program. The EZ
Mode provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to select
the display language, system performance mode, and boot device priority. To access the
Advanced Mode, press <F7>.
Refer to the item Setup Mode in section Boot menu for more details on how to change the
default screen when entering the BIOS setup program.
Displays the CPU/motherboard
temperature, CPU voltage
output, CPU/chassis/power fan
speed, and SATA information
Sets the
system date
and time
Enables or disables the
SATA RAID mode for Intel
Rapid Storage Technology
Displays the CPU Fan’s
speed. Click the button to
manually tune the fans
Selects the
display language
of the BIOS setup
program
Creates storage
RAID and configures
system overclocking
Displays the system
properties of the
selected mode. Click
< or > to switch
EZ System Tuning
modes
Selects the boot
device priority
Loads optimized
default settings
Saves the changes and
resets the system
Displays the
Advanced
mode menus
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.
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Advanced Mode
The Advanced Mode provides advanced options for experienced end-users to configure the
BIOS settings. Refer to the following sections for the detailed configurations.
To access the EZ Mode, press <F7>.
Q-Fan control
EZ Tuning
Wizard
MyFavorite
Quick Note
Language
Hot Keys
Menu bar
Sub-menu item
Menu items
General help
Configuration fields
Scroll bar
Last modified
settings
Goes back to EZ Mode
Displays the CPU/motherboard
temperature, CPU and memory voltage
output
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Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
My Favorites For saving the frequently-used system settings and configuration
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Ai Tweaker
For changing the overclocking settings
Advanced
Boot
For changing the advanced system settings
For displaying the system temperature, power status, and changing the
fan settings
For changing the system boot configuration
Tool
Exit
For configuring options for special functions
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
Monitor
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. For example,
selecting Main shows the Main menu items.
The other items (My Favorites, Ai Tweaker, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on the
menu bar have their respective menu items.
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>.
Language
This button above the menu bar contains the languages that you can select for your BIOS.
Click this button to select the the language that you want to display in your BIOS screen.
MyFavorites (F3)
This button above the menu bar shows all BIOS items in a Tree Map setup. Select frequentlyused BIOS settings and save it to MyFavorites menu.
Refer to section 2.3 My Favorites for more information.
Q-Fan Control (F6)
This button above the menu bar displays the current settings of your fans. Use this button to
manually tweak the fans to your desired settings.
Refer to section 2.2.3 QFan Control for more information.
EZ Tuning Wizard (F11)
This button above the menu bar allows you to view and tweak the overclocking settings of
your system. It also allows you to change the motherboard’s SATA mode from AHCI to RAID
mode.
Refer to section 2.2.4 EZ Tuning Wizard for more information.
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Quick Note (F9)
This button above the menu bar allows you to key in notes of the activities that you have
done in BIOS.
•
The Quick Note function does not support the following keyboard functions: delete,
cut, copy and paste.
•
You can only use the alphanumeric characters to enter your notes.
Hot keys
This button above the menu bar contains the navigation keys for the BIOS setup program.
Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.
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.
General help
At the bottom left of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item. Use <F12>
key to capture the BIOS screen and save it to the removable storage device.
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user-configurable, you can
change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is highlighted when selected. To change the value of a field, select it and
press <Enter> to display a list of options.
Last Modified button
This button shows the items that you last modified and saved in BIOS Setup.
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2.2.3
QFan Control
The QFan Control allows you to set a fan profile or manually configure the operating speed of
your CPU and chassis fans.
Click to select a fan to be
configured
Select a profile to apply to
your fans
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changes
Click to activate
PWM Mode
Click to activate DC Mode
Click to apply the
fan setting
Click to go
back to main
menu
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Configuring fans manually
Select Manual from the list of profiles to manually configure your fans’ operating speed.
Speed points
Click to manually configure
your fans
To configure your fans:
1.
Select the fan that you want to configure and to view its current status.
2.
Click and drag the speed points to adjust the fans’ operating speed.
3.Click Apply to save the changes then click Exit (ESC).
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2.2.4
EZ Tuning Wizard
EZ Tuning Wizard allows you to overclock your CPU and DRAM, computer usage, and CPU
fan to their best settings. You can also easily set RAID in your system using this feature.
System OC setup
RAID setup
Tuning your system settings
To tune your settings:
1.
Press <F11> on your keyboard or click
EZ Tuning Wizard screen, then click Next.
from the BIOS screen to open
2.
Select a PC scenario Daily Computing or Gaming/Media Editing, then click Next.
3.
Select the CPU fan type (Box cooler, Tower cooler, or Water cooler) that you
installed then click Next.
If you are not sure of the CPU fan type, click I’m not sure. The system automatically
detects the CPU fan type.
4.Click Next then click Yes to confirm auto-tuning.
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Creating RAID
To create RAID:
1.
Press <F11> on your keyboard or click
EZ Tuning Wizard screen.
from the BIOS screen to open
2.Click RAID then click Next.
3.
•
Ensure that your HDDs have no existing RAID volumes.
•
Ensure to connect your HDDs to Intel® SATA connectors.
Select the type of storage for your RAID Easy Backup or Super Speed, then click
Next.
a.
For Easy Backup, click
Next then select from Easy
Backup (RAID1) or Easy
Backup (RAID10).
You can only select Easy
Backup (RAID 10) if you
connect four (4) HDDs.
b.
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For Easy Backup, click Next
then select from Super
Speed (RAID0) or Super
Speed (RAID5).
4.
After selecting the type of RAID, click Next then click Yes to continue the RAID setup.
5.
After the RAID setup is done, click Yes to exit the setup then click OK to reset your
system.
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2.3
My Favorites
MyFavorites is your personal space where you can easily save and access your favorite
BIOS items.
Adding items to My Favorites
To add BIOS items:
1.
Press <F3> on your keyboard or click
Setup Tree Map screen.
from the BIOS screen to open
2.
On the Setup Tree Map screen, select the BIOS items that you want to save in
MyFavorites screen.
Selected shortcut
items
Main menu panel
Submenu panel
3.
Select an item from main menu panel, then click the submenu that you want to save
as favorite from the submenu panel and tap or click
or press <Enter> on your
keyboard.
You cannot add the following items to My Favorite items:
•
Items with submenu options
•
User-managed items such as language and boot order
•
Configuration items such as Memory SPD Information, system time and date.
4.Click Exit (ESC) or press <esc> key to close Setup Tree Map screen.
5.
Go to My Favorites menu to view the saved BIOS items.
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Main menu
The Main menu screen appears when you enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS Setup
program. The Main menu provides an overview of the basic system information and allows
you to set the system date, time, language, and security settings.
2.4.1
System Language [English]
Allows you to choose the BIOS language version from the options. Configuration options:
[English]
[Español] [Русский] [한국어]
2.4.2Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
•
If you have forgotten your BIOS password, erase the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC)
RAM to clear the BIOS password. See section Jumpers for information on how to
erase the RTC RAM.
•
The Administrator or User Password items on top of the screen show the default
Not Installed. After you set a password, these items show Installed.
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:
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1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
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To change an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps as in changing an administrator
password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear
the password, the Administrator Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
User Password
If you have set a user password, you must enter the user password for accessing the system.
The User Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set
a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the user password, follow the same steps as in changing a user password, but press
<Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear the password, the
User Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
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Ai Tweaker menu
The Ai Tweaker menu items allow you to configure overclocking-related items.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Ai Tweaker menu items. Incorrect field
values can cause the system to malfunction.
The configuration options for this section vary depending on the CPU and DIMM model you
installed on the motherboard.
Scroll down to display the following items:
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Scroll down to display the following items:
Target CPU Frequency: xxxxMHz
Displays the target CPU frequency.
Target DRAM Frequency: xxxxMHz
Displays the target DRAM frequency.
Target Cache Frequency: xxxxMHz
Displays the target Cache frequency.
Target DMI/PEG Frequency: xxxxMHz
Displays the target DMI/PEG frequency.
Target CPU Graphics Frequency: xxxxMHz
Displays the target CPU Graphics frequency.
2.5.1
Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto]
This item allows you to select the CPU overclocking options to achieve the desired CPU
internal frequency. Select any of these preset overclocking configuration options:
[Auto]
Loads the optimal settings for the system.
[Manual]
Automatically optimizes the CPU ratio and BCLK frequency.
[XMP]
Allows your system to automatically optimize the CPU ratio, BCLK
frequency, and memory parameters. If you install memory modules
supporting the eXtreme Memory Profile (X.M.P.) Technology, select this
item to set the profiles supported by your memory modules for optimizing
the system performance.
The following items appear only when you set the Ai Overclocking Tuner to [Manual].
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CPU Strap [Auto]
This item allows you to select a strap close to your target BCLK (base clock) for an extreme
overclocking, or leave it at [Auto] for the BIOS to upgrade. Configuration options: [Auto]
[100MHz] [125MHz] [166MHz] [250MHz]
The following item appears only when you set the CPU Strap to [100MHz], [125MHz],
[167MHz], or [250MHz].
Source Clock Tuner [Auto]
This item allows you to select the source clock based on the assigned CPU strap for
a better overclocking capability. Configuration options: [8Ohm dbl] [7Ohm dbl] [6Ohm
dbl] [5Ohm dbl] [4Ohm dbl] [3Ohm dbl] [2Ohm dbl]
PLL Selection [Auto]
This item is set to LC PLL by default for better stability. Select SB PLL when the BCLK (base
clock) frequency is far away from 100 MHz. This may affect the function of other devices that
need precise clock jitters. Configuration options: [Auto] [LC PLL] [SB PLL]
Filter PLL [Auto]
Set this item to high BCLK (base clock) mode when using a very high BCLK to improve
overclocking capability. Configuration options: [Auto] [Low BCLK mode] [High BCLK mode]
BCLK Frequency [Auto]
This item allows you to set the BCLK (base clock) frequency to enhance the system
performance. Use the <+> or <-> to adjust the value. The values range from 80.0 MHz to
300.0 MHz.
We recommend you to set the value based on the CPU specification, as high BCLK
frequencies may damage the CPU permanently.
Initial BCLK Frequency [Auto]
This item allows you to start overclocking the system from the initial BCLK (base clock)
frequency to the assigned BCLK frequency. Use the <+> or <-> to adjust the value. The value
ranges depend on the value you set on BCLK Frequency.
2.5.2
ASUS MultiCore Enhancement [Auto]
[Auto]
This item allows you to maximize the oveclocking performance optimized
by ASUS core ratio settings.
[Disabled]
This item allows you to set to default core ratio settings.
2.5.3
CPU Core Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU core ratio automatically or manually.
[Auto]
Sets all CPU Core Ratio to Intel® CPU default settings automatically.
[Sync All Cores] Allows you to set CPU Core Ratio settings for all cores.
[Per Core]
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The following two items appear only when you set the CPU Core Ratio to [Sync All
Cores] or [Per Core].
1-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select [Auto] to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting or manually assign a 1-Core Limit
value that must be higher than or equal to the 2-Core Ratio Limit.
2-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select [Auto] to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting or manually assign a 2-Core Limit
value that must be higher than or equal to the 3-Core Ratio Limit.
If you assign a value for 2-Core Ratio Limit, do not set the 1-Core Ratio Limit to [Auto].
3-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select [Auto] to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting or manually assign a 3-Core Limit
value that must be higher than or equal to the 4-Core Ratio Limit.
If you assign a value for 3-Core Ratio Limit, do not set the 1-Core Ratio Limit and 2-Core
Ratio Limit to [Auto].
4-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select [Auto] to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting or manually assign a 4-Core Limit
value that must be higher than or equal to the 3-Core Ratio Limit.
If you assign a value for 4-Core Ratio Limit, do not set the 1-Core Ratio Limit, 2-Core Ratio
Limit, and 3-Core Ratio to [Auto].
2.5.4
Min. CPU Cache Ratio [Auto]
This item allows you to set the minimum possible ratio on the Uncore part of the processor.
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values depend on the CPU installed.
2.5.5
Max. CPU Cache Ratio [Auto]
This item allows you to set the maximum possible ratio on the Uncore part of the processor.
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values depend on the CPU installed.
2.5.6
Internal PLL Overvoltage [Auto]
Allows you to enable the internal PLL Overvoltage for K-SKU CPUs to get the extreme
overclocking capability. Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
2.5.7
BCLK Frequency: DRAM Frequency Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU bus speed to DRAM speed ratio mode.
[Auto]
DRAM speed is set to the optimized settings.
[100:133]
The BCLK frequency to DRAM speed ratio is set to 100:133.
[100:100]
The BCLK frequency to DRAM speed ratio is set to 100:100.
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2.5.8
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
This item allows you to set the memory operating frequency. The configurable options vary
with the BCLK (base clock) frequency setting. Select the auto mode to apply the optimized
setting. Configuration options: [DDR3-800MHz] [DDR3-1066MHz] [DDR3-1333MHz]
[DDR3-1400MHz] [DDR3-1600MHz] [DDR3-1800MHz] [DDR3-1866MHz] [DDR3-2000MHz]
[DDR3-2133MHz] [DDR3-2200MHz] [DDR3-2400MHz] [DDR3-2600MHz] [DDR3-2666MHz]
[DDR3-2800MHz] [DDR3-2933MHz] [DDR3-3000MHz] [DDR3-3200MHz] [DDR3-3400MHz]
Selecting a very high memory frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default setting.
2.5.9
Max. CPU Graphics Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU Graphics ratio. Use <+>/<-> to adjust the value. The ratio may
vary depending on the system loading.
2.5.10
OC Tuner [Keep Current Settings]
This item allows you to automatically overclock the CPU and DRAM frequencies and voltage
for an enhanced system performance. It also accelerates the CPU graphics performance to
the extreme depending on the CPU graphics loading. Configuration options: [Keep Current
Settings] [Ratio Tuning] [BCLK + Ratio Tuning]
Ensure that you installed an efficient CPU fan for CPU and graphics loading before
selecting either [BCLK + Ratio Tuning] or [Ratio Tuning]. To keep the current
overclocking tuner status, select [Keep Current Settings].
2.5.11
EPU Power Saving Mode [Disabled]
ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit) sets the CPU in its minimum power consumption
settings. Enable this item to set lower CPU VCCIN and Vcore voltages and achieve the best
energy saving condition. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.5.12
DRAM Timing Control
The subitems in this menu allow you to set the DRAM timing control features. Use the
<+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the
keyboard and press the <Enter> key.
Changing the values in this menu may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default settings.
2.5.13
DIGI+ VRM
CPU Load-Line Calibration [Auto]
Load-line is defined by Intel VRM specification and affects the CPU power voltage. The CPU
working voltage will decrease proportionally depending on the CPU loading. Higher levels of
the load-line calibration can get a higher voltage and a better overclocking performance but
increases the CPU and VRM thermal. Configuration options: [Auto] [Level 1] [Level 2] [Level
3] [Level 4] [Level 5] [Level 6] [Level 7] [Level 8] [Level 9]
The boosted performance may vary depending on the CPU specification. Do not remove
the thermal module.
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CPU VRM Switching Frequency [Auto]
This item affects the VRM transient response speed and the component thermal production.
Select [Manual] to configure a higher frequency for a quicker transient response speed.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
DO NOT remove the thermal module. The thermal conditions should be monitored.
The following item appears only when you set the CPU VRM Switching Frequency to
[Manual].
Fixed CPU VRM Switching Frequency (KHz) [300]
This item allows you to set a higher frequency for a quicker transient response speed.
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 300KHz to
500KHz with a 50KHz interval.
CPU Power Phase Control [Auto]
This item allows you to set the power phase control of the CPU. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Standard] [Optimized] [Extreme]
CPU Power Duty Control [T.Probe]
DIGI + VRM Duty control adjusts the current and thermal conditions of every component’s
phase.
[T. Probe] Select to maintain the VRM thermal balance.
[Extreme] Select to maintain the current VRM balance.
CPU Current Capability [Auto]
Allows you to configure the total power range, and extends the overclocking frequency range
simultaneously. Configuration options: [Auto] [100%] [110%] [120%] [130%] [140%]
Choose a higher value when overclocking, or under a high CPU loading for extra power
support.
2.5.14
Internal CPU Power Management
The subitems in this menu allow you to set the CPU ratio and their features.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]
This item allows the operating system to dynamically adjust the processor voltage and cores
frequency, resulting to a decreased average power consumption and decreased average
heat production. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Turbo Mode Parameters
Long Duration Package Power Limit [Auto]
Allows you to limit the Turbo Ratio’s time duration that exceeds the TDP (Thermal
Design Power) for maximum performance. Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value.
The values range from 1 W to 4096 W.
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Package Power Time Window [Auto]
Also known as Power Limit 1, this item allows you to maintain the time window for
Turbo Ratio over TDP (Thermal Design Power). Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the
value. The values range from 1 to 127 in seconds.
Short Duration Package Power Limit [Auto]
Also known as Power Limit 2, this item allows you to provide rapid protection when
the package power exceeds the Power Limit 1. Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the
value. The values range from 1 W to 4096 W.
CPU Integrated VR Current Limit [Auto]
Allows you to set a higher current limit to prevent frequency and power throttling when
overclocking. Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from
0.125 to 1023.875 with a 0.125 interval.
CPU Internal Power Switching Frequency
Frequency Tuning Mode [Auto]
This item allows you to increase or decrease the switching frequency of the internal
regulator. Decrease the switching frequency to reduce the power consumption or
increase the switching frequency to enhance voltage stability. When this item is set to
[+] or [-], the Frequency Tuning Offset appears that allows you to set its value from 0%
to 6%.
CPU Internal Power Fault Control
Thermal Feedback [Auto]
Allows your system to take precautionary actions to protect the CPU when the thermal
condition of the external regulator exceeds the threshold. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Integrated VR Fault Management [Auto]
Disable this item to prevent tripping the Fully Integrated Voltage Regulator when doing
over-voltage. We recommend you to disable this item when overclocking. Configuration
options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Internal Power Configuration
CPU Integrated VR Efficiency Management [Auto]
This item allows you to improve the power rating when the CPU is in low power state,
or make the FIVR (fully integrated voltage regulator work in high performance at all
times. Configuration options: [Auto] [High Performance] [Balanced]
Power Decay Mode [Auto]
This item allows your system to improve the power saving mode on the Fully Integrated
Voltage Regulator as the processor goes into low current state. Configuration options:
[Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Idle Power-in Response [Auto]
This item allows you to set the slew rate for the Fully Integrated Voltage Regulator
when it enters manual override mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [Fast]
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Idle Power-out Response [Auto]
This item allows you to set the slew rate for the Fully Integrated Voltage Regulator
when it exits manual override mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [Fast]
Power Current Slope [Auto]
This item allows you to enhance the power saving condition or the system overclocking
capabiltity. Select a higher power current slope levels for power saving enhancement
or lower power current slope levels for system overclocking enhancement.
Configuration options: [Auto] [LEVEL -4] [LEVEL -3] [LEVEL -2] [LEVEL -1] [LEVEL 0]
[LEVEL 1] [LEVEL 2] [LEVEL 3] [LEVEL 4]
Power Current Offset [Auto]
This item allows you to increase or decrease the output current sensed by the CPU. It
finds the balance between optimal regulating while staying below the current threshold.
Configuration options: [Auto] [100%] [87.5%] [75.0%] [62.5%] [50.0%] [37.5%] [25.0%]
[12.5%] [0%] [-12.5%] [-25.0%] [-37.5%] [-50.0%] [-62.5%] [-75.0%] [-87.5%] [-100%]
Power Fast Ramp Response [Auto]
This item allows you to enhance the response of the CPU voltage regulator during the
load transients. Use the <+> or <-> to adjust the value. The values range from 0.00 to
1.50. Configuration options: [Auto] [0.00] - [1.50]
CPU Internal Power Saving Control
Power Saving Level 1 Threshhold [Auto]
Lower value provides sufficient overclocking tolerance to enlarge the overclocking
potential. Higher value provides better power-saving condition.Use <+> or <-> key to
adjust the value. The values range from 0 A to 80 A at 1 A increment.
Power Saving Level 2 Threshold [Auto]
Lower value provides sufficient overclocking tolerance to enlarge the overclocking
potential. Higher value provides better power-saving condition.Use <+> or <-> key to
adjust the value. The values range from 0 A to 50 A at 1 A increment.
Power Saving Level 3 Threshold [Auto]
Lower value provides sufficient overclocking tolerance to enlarge the overclocking
potential. Higher value provides better power-saving condition.Use <+> or <-> key to
adjust the value. The values range from 0 A to 30 A at 1A increment.
2.5.15
Extreme Over-voltage [Disabled]
This item allows you to set higher voltages for overclocking. When you enable this item,
you can choose a high level voltage to overclock, but does not guarantee the CPU life.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.5.16
CPU Core Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the amount of voltage fed to the CPU cores. Increase the
voltage when setting a high Core Frequency value. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual
Mode] [Offset Mode] [Adaptive Mode]
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The following item appears only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Manual
Mode].
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[Adaptive Mode] is available for some specific CPU types.
CPU Core Voltage Override [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU Core Voltage override. Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the
value. The values range from 0.001V to 1.920V with a 0.001V interval.
The following items appear only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Offset Mode] or
[Adaptive Mode].
Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
CPU Core Voltage Offset
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 0.001V to 0.999V
with a 0.001V interval.
The following item appears only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Adaptive Mode].
Additional Turbo Mode CPU Core Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the amount of voltage fed to the CPU cores when running
in turbo mode. Increase the voltage when configuring a high CPU core frequency. The
voltage you set is affected by the offset value. Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the
value. The values range from 0.001V to 1.920 V with a 0.001 V interval.
Total Adaptive Mode CPU Core Voltage [Auto]
This item sums up the voltages of the CPU Core Voltage offset and Additional Turbo
Mode CPU Core Voltage options.
2.5.17
CPU Cache Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the amount of voltage fed to the CPU uncores including its cache.
Increase the voltage when setting a high CPU cache frequency. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Manual Mode] [Offset Mode] [Adaptive Mode]
•
The following item appears only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Manual
Mode].
•
[Adaptive Mode] is available for some specific CPU types.
CPU Cache Voltage Override [Auto]
This item allows you to set the CPU Cache Voltage override. By default, this item takes the
standard value of the installed CPU. You can use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value.
The values range from 0.001V to 1.920V with a 0.001V interval.
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The following items appear only when you set the CPU Cache Voltage to [Offset Mode] or
[Adaptive Mode].
Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
CPU Cache Voltage Offset
Allows you to set the CPU cache voltage offset. By default, this item takes the standard
value of the installed CPU. You can use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The
values range from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval.
The following items appear only when you set the CPU Cache Voltage to [Adaptive Mode].
Additional Turbo Mode CPU Cache Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the amount of voltage fed to the CPU cores when running
in turbo mode. Increase the voltage when configuring a high CPU core frequency. The
voltage you set is affected by the offset value. Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the
value. The values range from 0.001V to 1.920V with a 0.001V interval.
Total Adaptive Mode CPU Cache Voltage [Auto]
This item sums up the voltages of the CPU Cache Voltage offset and Additional Turbo
Mode CPU Cache Voltage options.
2.5.18
CPU Graphics Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the CPU graphics voltage. Increase the graphics voltage when
increasing the iGPU frequency. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual Mode] [Offset Mode]
[Adaptive Mode].
•
The following item appears only when you set the CPU Graphics Voltage to [Manual
Mode].
•
[Adaptive Mode] is available for some specific CPU types.
CPU Graphics Voltage Override [Auto]
This item allows you to set the CPU graphics voltage override. The values range from 0.001V
to 1.920V with a 0.001V interval.
The following items appear only when you set the CPU Graphics Voltage to [Offset Mode]
or [Adaptive Mode].
Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
CPU Graphics Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Graphics Voltage to [Offset Mode] or
[Adaptive Mode] and allows you to set the CPU graphics voltage offset. The values
range from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval.
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The following items appear only when you set the CPU Graphics Voltage to [Adaptive
Mode].
Additional Turbo Mode CPU Graphics Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Graphics Voltage to [Adaptive Mode]
and allows you to set the additional turbo mode CPU graphics voltage. The values
range from 0.001V to 1.920V with a 0.001V interval.
Total Adaptive Mode CPU Graphics Voltage [By CPU]
This item sums up the voltages of the CPU Graphics Voltage offset and Additional
Turbo Mode CPU Graphics Voltage options.
2.5.19
CPU System Agent Voltage Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
CPU System Agent Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item allows you to set the amount of voltage fed to the system agent of the CPU
including its PCIE controller and the PCU (power control unit). Increase the voltage to
enhance the overclocking capability. You can use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value.
The values range from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval.
2.5.20
CPU Analog I/O Voltage Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
CPU Analog I/O Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item allows you to set the amount of voltage fed to the analog portion of the I/O on the
CPU. By default, this item takes the standard value of the installed CPU. Increase the amount
of voltage to enhance the overclocking capability. You can use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust
the value. The values range from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval.
2.5.21
CPU Digital I/O Voltage Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
CPU Digital I/O Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item allows you to set the amount of voltage fed to the digital portion of the I/O on the
processor. By default, this item takes the standard value of the installed CPU. Increase the
amount of voltage to enhance the overclocking capability. You can use the <+> or <-> keys to
adjust the value. The values range from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval.
2.5.22
SVID Support [Auto]
Set this item to [Enabled] when overclocking your system. Disabling this item stops the
CPU from communicating with the external voltage regulator. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you set SVID Support to [Enabled].
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SVID Voltage Override [Auto]
This item allows you to set the SVID Voltage override. By default, this item takes the standard
value of the installed CPU. You can use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values
range from 0.001V to 2.440 V with a 0.001 V interval.
2.5.23
CPU Input Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the input voltage for the CPU by the external voltage regulator. You can
use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 0.800V to 2.700V with a
0.010V interval.
2.5.24
DRAM Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM Voltage. You can use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value.
The values range from 1.20000V to 1.92000V with a 0.01000V interval.
According to Intel CPU specifications, DIMMs with voltage requirement over 1.65V may
damage the CPU permanently. We recommend that you install the DIMMs with the voltage
requirement below 1.65V.
2.5.25
PCH VLX Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the I/O voltage on the PCH (Platform Controller Hub). You can
use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 1.20000V to 2.00000V
with a 0.01250V interval.
2.5.26
PCH Core Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the core voltage on the PCH (Platform Controller Hub). You can
use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 0.70000V to 1.50000V
with a 0.01250V interval.
The system may need better cooling system for a more stable performance under high
voltage settings.
2.5.27
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the DRAM reference voltage on the control lines from the memory
bus. You can use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 0.39500V to
0.63000V with a 0.00500V interval.
2.5.28
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHA/CHB [Auto]
This item allows you to set the DRAM reference voltage on the data lines on Channels A and
B. You can use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 0.39500V to
0.63000V with a 0.00500V interval.
To set a value for the DRAM reference voltage, we recommend you to set a value close to
the standard value which is 0.500000x.
2.5.29
CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto]
This item allows you to enhance the BCLK overclocking capability or reduce the EMI
(electromagnetic disturbance) generated by the BCLK. Set this item to [Enabled] for EMI
reduction, or set this item to [Disabled] to enhance BCLK overclocking. Configuration options:
[Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system
devices.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values
can cause the system to malfunction.
2.6.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically
detects.
The items shown in submenu may be different due to the CPU you installed.
Intel Adaptive Thermal Monitor [Enabled]
This item allows you to protect the CPU by decreasing its frequency as it reaches the thermal
throttle point. The thermal monitor includes TM1 (Thermal monitor 1), TM2 (Thermal monitor
2), and EMTTM (Enhanced Multi-threaded Thermal Monitoring). Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
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]
Two threads per activated core are enabled.
[Disabled]
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]
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Limit CPUID Maximum [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Allows legacy operating systems to boot even without support for CPUs
with extended CPUID functions.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the No-Execution Page Protection Technology.
[Disabled]
Forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero (0).
Intel Virtualization Technology [Disabled]
®
[Enabled]
Allows a hardware platform to run multiple operating systems separately
and simultaneously, enabling one system to virtually function as several
systems.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
Hardware Prefetcher (L2 Cache) [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Allows a hardware platform to automatically analyze the requirements and
prefetch data and codes for the CPU.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetcher [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Allows a hardware platform to perform adjacent cache line prefetching.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
Boot performance mode [Max Non-Turbo Performance]
This item allows you to select the boot performance mode. Configuration options: [Max NonTurbo Performance] [Max battery] [Turbo Performance]
Dynamic Storage Accelerator [Disabled]
This item allows you to accelerate the performance of the SSDs (Solid-State Drives) by
dynamically adjusting the power management during heavy multitasking. Configuration
options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU Power Management Configuration
This item allows you to manage and configure the CPU’s power.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]
This item allows your system to adjust the CPU’s voltage and cores frequency,
resulting in decreased power consumption and heat production.
[Disabled]
The CPU runs at its default speed.
[Enabled]
The system controls the CPU speed.
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
This item allows you to automatically set the CPU cores to run faster than the base
operating frequency when it is below the operating power, current and temperature
specification limit. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Turbo Mode is only available on selected CPU models only.
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CPU C-States [Auto]
This item allows you to set the power saving of the CPU states. Configuration options:
[Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when you set the CPU C-States to [Enabled].
Enhanced C1 state [Enabled]
This item allows your CPU to reduce power consumption when the system
is in idle mode. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU C3 Report [Enabled]
This item allows you to disable or enable the CPU C3 report to the
operating system. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU C6 Report [Enabled]
This item allows you to disable or enable the CPU C6 report to the
operating system. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
C6 Latency [Short]
This item allows you to set the duration of C6 latency for C6 state.
Configuration options: [Short] [Long]
CPU C7 Report [CPU C7s]
This item allows you to disable or enable the CPU C7 report to the
operating system. Configuration options: [Disabled] [CPU C7] [CPU C7s]
C7 Latency [Long]
This item allows you to set the duration of C7 latency for C7 state.
Configuration options: [Short] [Long]
Package C-States Support [Auto]
This item allows you to set the a C-state support for the CPU package.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [C0/C1] [C2] [C3] [C6] [CPU C7]
[CPU C7s]
CFG lock [Disabled]
Allows you to lock or unlock the CFG lock bit (bit 15 of MSR 0xE2). Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
2.6.2
PCH Configuration
PCI Express Configuration
PCI-E Speed [Auto]
Allows you to select the PCI Express port speed. Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1]
[Gen2]
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Intel® Rapid Start Technology. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
The following items appear only when you set the Intel® Rapid Start Technology to
[Enabled].
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Entry on S3 RTC Wake [Enabled]
The system automatically wakes up and set to Rapid Start Technology S4 mode.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Entry After [0]
Allows you to set the wake-up time.The values range from 0 (immediately) to 120.
Active Page Threshold Support [Enabled]
The system automatically set itself to sleep when the partition size is not enough for
Rapid Start Technology to work. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Active Memory Threshold [0]
Key in the value for the additional partition size for Rapid Start Technology to work.
Ensure that the caching partition size is larger than the total memory size.
Hybrid Hard Disk Support [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable hybrid hard disk support. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
Intel® Smart Connect Technology [Disabled]
Intel Smart Connect Technology Support [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel Smart Connect Technology support.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
2.6.3
PCH Storage Configuration
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. The
SATA Port items show Empty if no SATA device is installed to the corresponding SATA port.
SATAExpress SRIS Support [Auto]
This item allows you to set the SATAExpress SRIS support.
[Auto]
The system automatically adjust the SRIS (Separate Reference Clock
Independent Spread Spectrum Clocking Architecture) support for
connected SATA Express devices.
[Disabled]
Select this option for ASUS RUNWAY SATA Express bridge card.
SATA Mode Selection [AHCI]
Allows you to set the SATA configuration.
[Disabled]
Disables the SATA function.
[IDE]
Set to [IDE] when you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as
Parallel ATA physical storage devices.
[AHCI]
Set to [AHCI] when you want the SATA hard disk drives to use the AHCI
(Advanced Host Controller Interface). The AHCI allows the onboard storage
driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that increases storage
performance on random workloads by allowing the drive to internally
optimize the order of commands.
[RAID]
Set to [RAID Mode] when you want to create a RAID configuration from the
SATA hard disk drives.
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Aggressive LPM Support [Disabled]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [AHCI] or [RAID] and allows you
to enable or disable PCH entering link power state aggressively. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check [On]
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: [On] [Off]
SATA6G_1~6 (Gray) [Enabled]
These items allow you to enable/disable the SATA ports. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Hot Plug [Disabled] (SATA6G_1~6 [Gray])
These items appear only when you set the SATA Mode Selection item to [AHCI] or [RAID]
and allow you to enable/disable SATA Hot Plug Support. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
2.6.4
System Agent Configuration
VT-d [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable VT-d function on MCH. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
CPU Display Audio [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable CPU SA Audio Device. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
DVI Port Audio [Off]
Allows you to enable or disable the DVI port. Configuration options: [On] [Off]
Graphics Configuration
Allows you to select a primary display from CPU Graphics, PCIe and PCI graphical devices.
Primary Display [Auto]
Allows you to select which of the CPU Graphics/PCIE Graphics device should be the
Primary Display. Configuration options: [Auto] [CPU Graphics] [PCIE] [PCI]
DVMT Pre-Allocated for Haswell [Auto]
Allows you to select the amount of system memory allocated to DVMT 5.0 used by the
CPU Graphics. Configuration options: [Auto] [32M] [64M] [96M] [128M] [160M] [192M]
[224M] [256M] [288M] [320M] [352M] [384M] [416M] [448M] [480M] [512M]
Render Standby [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable Intel® Graphics Render Standby support to reduce
iGPU power use when the system is idle. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
[Enabled]
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CPU Graphics Multi-Monitor [Disabled]
Allows you to enable the iGPU Multi-Monitor. For LucidLogix Virtu MVP function
support, set this item to [Enabled] to empower both integrated and discrete graphics.
The iGPU shared system memory size will be fixed at 64MB. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
DMI Configuration
Allows you to control various DMI functions.
DMI Gen 2 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable DMI Gen 2. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
NB PCI-E Configuration
Allows you to configure the NB PCI Express settings.
PCI-EX16_1 Link Speed [Auto]
Allows you to configure the PCI-EX16_1 speed. Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1]
[Gen2] [Gen3]
PCI-EX16_2 Link Speed [Auto]
Allows you to configure the PCI-EX16_2 speed. Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1]
[Gen2] [Gen3]
Memory Configuration
Memory Scrambler [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Memory Scrambler support. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
Memory Remap [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable remapping the memory above 4GB.
[Enabled]
Enables the function.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
2.6.5
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the USB-related features.
The USB Devices item shows the auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the
item shows None.
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the support for USB devices on legacy operating systems (OS).
[Disabled]
The USB devices can be used only for the BIOS setup program.
[Auto] Allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. If
detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is
detected, the legacy USB support is disabled.
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Intel® xHCI Mode [Smart Auto]
[Auto]
Keeps the last operation of xHCI controller in OS during bootup.
[Smart Auto]
Enables the operation of xHCI controller.
[Enabled]
Enables the function.
[Disabled]
Disables the function.
EHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off
feature.
[Disabled]
Disables the function.
USB Single Port Control
USB3_1~6, USB7~14 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable an individual USB port. Refer to the section 1.2.3
Motherboard layout in this user manual for the locations of the USB ports.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled].
2.6.6
Platform Misc Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to configure the Platform Misc.
PCI-E Native Power Management [Disabled]
Allows you to enhance the power saving feature of PCI Express and perform ASPM
operations in the operating system. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you set the PCI Express Native Power Management
to [Enabled].
Native ASPM [Disabled]
[Enabled]Windows® Vista OS controls the ASPM (active state power
management) support for devices.
[Disabled]
BIOS controls the ASPM support for the device.
PCH - PCI Express options
DMI Link ASPM Control [Disabled]
This item allows you to control the Active State Power Management on both NB
(NorthBridge) side and SB (SouthBridge) side of the DMI Link. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
ASPM Support [Disabled]
This item allows you to select the ASPM state for energy-saving conditions. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [L0s] [L1] [L0sL1] [Auto]
SA - PCI Express options
DMI Link ASPM Control [Disabled]
This item allows you to control the Active State Power Management on both CPU and PCH
(platform controller hub) Both DMI link ASPM control items of the CPU and PCH sides must
be enabled for the ASPM to take effect. Configuration options: [Disabled] [L0s] [L1] [L0sL1]
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PEG ASPM Support [Disabled]
This item allows you to select the ASPM state for energy-saving conditions, or use the ASUS
optimized energy saving profile. Configuration options: [Disabled] [ASPM L0s] [L1] [L0sL1]
[Auto]
2.6.7
Onboard Devices Configuration
HD Audio Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the HD Audio Device.
[Disabled]
Disables the HD Audio Device.
The following item appears only when you set the HD Audio Controller item to [Enabled].
Front Panel Type [HD Audio]
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 Audio]
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to high definition audio.
[AC97]
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97
SPDIF Out Type [SPDIF]
[SPDIF]
Sets to an SPDIF audio output.
[HDMI]
Sets to an HDMI audio output.
SupremeFX Lighting LED [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the SupremeFX Lighting LED. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
PCI-Express x16_3 slot (Black) bandwidth [Auto]
Allows you to select the PCI-Express x16_3 slot bandwidth. Configuration options: [Auto] [x2
mode] [x4 mode]
Intel LAN Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the GbE controller. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Intel LAN PXE Option ROM [Disabled]
This item only appears when the item Intel LAN Controller is set to [Enabled]. This item
allows you to enable or disable the Intel PXE Option ROM. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Serial Port Configuration
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the serial port configuration.
Serial Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the serial port (COM).Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
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Change Settings [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4]
This item appears only when you set the Serial Port to [Enabled] and 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]
2.6.8APM
ErP Ready [Disabled]
Allows you to switch off some power at S4+S5 or S5 to get the system ready for ErP
requirement. When set to [Enabled], all other PME options will be switched off. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled (S4+S5)] [Enabled (S5)]
Restore AC Power Loss [Power Off]
[Power On]
The system goes into on state after an AC power loss.
[Power Off]
The system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
[Last State]
The system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state was
before the AC power loss.
Power On By PCI-E/PCI [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Disables the PCI-E/PCI devices to generate a wake-on-LAN feature of the
Intel®/Realtek LAN device.
[Enabled]
Enables the PCI-E/PCI devices to generate a wake-on-LAN feature of the
Intel®/Realtek LAN device.
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]
Disables RTC to generate a wake event.
[Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date (Days) and Hour/
Minute/Second will become user-configurable with set values.
2.6.9
Network Stack Configuration
Network Stack [Disabled]
This item allows user to disable or enable the UEFI network stack. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
The following two items appear only when you set the previous item to [Enabled].
Ipv4 PXE Support [Enabled]
This item allows user to disable or enable the Ipv4 PXE Boot support. Configuration options:
[Disable Link] [Enabled]
Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled]
This item allows user to disable or enable the Ipv6 PXE Boot support. Configuration options:
[Disable Link] [Enabled]
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2.7
Monitor menu
The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change
the fan settings.
Scroll down to display the following items:
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2.7.1
Qfan Tuning
Click this item to automatically detect the lowest speed and configure the minimum duty cycle
for each fan.
2.7.2
CPU Temperature, MB Temperature, VRM
Temperature, PCH CORE Temperature, SENSOR
Temperature [xxx°C/xxx°F] or [Ignore]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU / motherboard /
VRM / PCH CORE / SENSOR temperatures. Select [Ignore] if you do not wish to display the
detected temperatures.
2.7.3
CPU Fan Speed, CPU Optional Fan Speed, Chassis
Fan 1 / Chassis Fan 2 / Chassis Fan 3 Speed [xxxx
RPM] or [Ignore] / [Monitor]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU Fan / CPU
Optional Fan / Chassis fan 1, 2, and 3 speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is
not connected to the motherboard, the field shows N/A. Select Ignore if you do not wish to
display the detected speed.
2.7.4
CPU Input Voltage (VCCIN), CPU Core Voltage, 3.3V
Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard
voltage regulators. Select Ignore if you do not want to detect this item.
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2.7.5
CPU Q-Fan Control [Auto]
[Auto]
Enables the CPU Q-Fan control for 4-pin CPU fan.
[Disabled]
Disables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
[PWM Mode]
Enable the CPU Q-Fan control in PWM mode for 4-pin CPU fan.
[DC Mode]
Enable the CPU Q-Fan control in DC mode for 3-pin CPU fan.
The following items appear only when you set CPU Q-Fan Control to [Auto], [PWM Mode]
or [DC Mode].
CPU Fan Speed Low Limit [300 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] [200RPM] [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 <+> or <-> keys to adjust the upper limit of the CPU temperature. The values
range from 25°C to 75°C.
CPU Fan Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Use the <+> or <-> 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
operates at the maximum duty cycle.
CPU Middle Temperature [45]
Use the <+> or <-> keys to set the value for CPU Middle Temperature. The range of
the values depends on the CPU installed.
CPU Fan Middle Duty Cycle(%) [60]
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the CPU fan middle duty cycle. The values range
from 60% to 100%. When the CPU temperature reaches the middle value, the CPU fan
operates at the middle duty cycle.
CPU Lower Temperature [40]
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the CPU fan’s lower temperature. The values range
from 20% to 75%.
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CPU Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [60]
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the minimum CPU fan duty cycle. The values range
from 20% to 100%. When the CPU temperature is under 20°C, the CPU fan operates
at the minimum duty cycle.
2.7.6
Chassis Fan 1/ Chassis Fan 2 / Chassis Fan 3 Q-Fan
Control [DC Mode]
[Disabled]
Disables the chassis Q-Fan control feature.
[PWM Mode]
Enable the chassis Q-Fan control in PWM mode for 4-pin chassis fan.
[DC Mode]
Enable the chassis Q-Fan control in DC mode for 3-pin chassis fan.
The following items appear only when you set Chassis Fan 1/ Chassis Fan 2 / Chassis
Fan 3 Q-Fan Control to [PWM Mode] or [DC Mode].
Chassis Fan 1/ Chassis Fan 2/ Chassis Fan 3 Q-Fan Source [CPU]
This item allows you to control the assigned fan according to the selected temperature
source. When select T_SENSOR, plug a thermistor cable to T_SENSOR header and stick
it to the desired component as the temperature source. Configuration options: [CPU] [MB]
[VRM] [PCH CORE] [T_SENSOR]
Chassis Fan 1/ Chassis Fan 2/ Chassis Fan 3 Speed Low Limit [300 RPM]
This item appears only when you enable the Chassis Fan Q-Fan Control feature and allows
you to disable or set the chassis fan warning speed. Configuration options: [Ignore] [200RPM]
[300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM] [600 RPM]
Chassis Fan 1/ Chassis Fan 2/ Chassis Fan 3 Profile [Standard]
This item appears only when you enable the Chassis Fan 1/2/3/4 Q-Fan Control feature and
allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the chassis fan 1/2/3/4.
[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 1/2/3 Profile to [Manual].
Chassis Fan 1/2/3 Upper Temperature [70]
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the upper limit of the chassis temperature. The
values range from 45°C to 75°C.
Chassis Fan 1/2/3 Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Use the <+> or <-> 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.
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Chassis Fan 1/2/3 Middle Temperature [45]
Use the <+> or <-> keys to set the value for Chassis Fan Middle Temperature.
Chassis Fan 1/2/3 Middle Duty Cycle(%) [60]
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the chassis fan middle duty cycle. The values range
from 60% to 100%.
Chassis Fan 1/2/3 Lower Temperature [40]
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the chassis fans’ lower temperature. The values
range from 40% to 75%.
Chassis Fan 1/2/3 Min. Duty Cycle(%) [60]
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the minimum chassis fan duty cycle. The values
range from 60% to 100%. When the chassis temperature is under 40°C, the chassis
fan operates at the minimum duty cycle.
Allow Fan Stop [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable to disable fan stop. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
2.7.7
Anti Surge Support [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the Anti Surge function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.8
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.
Scroll down to display the following items:
2.8.1
Fast Boot [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Select to accelerate the boot speed.
[Disabled]
Select to go back to normal boot.
The following five items appear when you set Fast Boot to [Enabled].
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SATA Support [All Devices]
[All Devices]All devices connected to SATA ports will be available during
POST. This process will extend the POST time.
[Hard Drive Only]Only hard drives connected to SATA ports will be detected during
POST. Any hardware change will disable fast boot.
[Boot Drive Only]Only boot drive connected to SATA ports will be detected during
POST. Any hardware change will disable fast boot.
USB Support [Partial Initialization]
[Disabled]All USB devices will not be available until OS boot up for a
fastest POST time.
[Full Initialization]All USB devices will be available during POST. This process will
extend the POST time.
[Partial Initialization]For a faster POST time, only the USB ports with keyboard and
mouse connections will be detected.
PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Support [Auto]
Select any of these settings when PS/2 keyboard and mouse are installed. These settings
only apply when Fast Boot is enabled.
[Auto]
For a faster POST time, PS/2 devices will only be available when the
system boots up or rebooted when the PS/2 devices have not been
reconnected or changed. If you disconnect or change PS/2 devices before
restarting the system, PS/2 devices will not be available and BIOS setup
program will not be accessible via PS/2 devices.
[Full Initialization]For full system control, PS/2 devices will be available during POST at any
circumstances. This process will extend POST time.
[Disabled]
For the fastest POST time, all PS/2 devices will not be available until your
computer enters the operating system.
Network Stack Driver Support [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Select to skip the network stack driver from loading during POST.
[Enabled]
Select to load the network stack driver during POST.
Next Boot after AC Power Loss [Fast Boot]
[Normal Boot]
Returns to normal boot on the next boot after AC power loss.
[Fast Boot]
Accelerates the boot speed on the next boot after AC power loss.
2.8.2
Boot Logo Display [Auto]
[Auto]
Adjust automatically for Windows® requrement.
[Full Screen]
Maximize the boot logo size.
[Disabled]
Hide the logo during POST.
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POST Delay Time [3 sec]
This item appears only when you set Boot Logo Display to [Auto] or [Full Screen]. This item
allows you to select the desired additional POST waiting time to easily enter the BIOS setup.
You can only execute the POST delay time during Normal Boot. Configuration options: [0
sec] ~ [10 sec].
This feature will only work under normal boot.
Post Report [5 sec]
This item appears only when you set Boot Logo Display to [Disabled]. This item allows you
to select a desired post report waiting time. Configuration options: [1 sec] ~ [10 sec] [Until
Press ESC].
2.8.3
Bootup NumLock State [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [Enabled].
[Disabled]
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [Disabled].
2.8.4
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When this item is set to [Enabled], the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when error
occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.8.5
Option ROM Messages [Enabled]
[Enabled]
The option ROM messages will be shown during the POST (power-on selftest).
[Disabled]
Only the ASUS logo will be shown during the POST.
2.8.6
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Allows the option ROMs to trap Interrupt 19.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
2.8.7
Above 4G Decoding [Disabled]
This item allows you to decode the 64-bit capable devices above 4G address space. Ensure
that your system supports 64-bit PCI decoding. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.8.8
Setup Mode [EZ Mode]
[Advanced Mode] Sets Advanced Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup
program.
[EZ Mode]
2.8.9
Sets EZ Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup program.
CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
Allows you to configure the CSM (Compatibility Support Module) items to fully support the
various VGA, bootable devices, and add-on devices for better compatibility.
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Launch CSM [Enabled]
[Auto]The system automatically detects the bootable devices and the add-on
devices.
[Enabled]For better compatibility, enable the CSM to fully support the non-UEFI
driver add-on devices or the Windows® UEFI mode.
[Disabled]Disable the CSM to fully support the Windows® Security Update and
Security Boot.
The following four items appear when you set Launch CSM to [Enabled].
Boot Device Control [UEFI and Legacy OPROM]
Allows you to select the type of devices that you want to boot up. Configuration options:
[UEFI and Legacy OPROM] [Legacy OPROM only] [UEFI only]
Boot from Network Devices [Legacy OPROM first]
Allows you to select the type of network devices that you want to launch. Configuration
options: [Legacy OPROM first] [UEFI driver first] [Ignore]
Boot from Storage Devices [Legacy OPROM first]
Allows you to select the type of storage devices that you want to launch. Configuration
options: [Both, Legacy OPROM first] [Both, UEFI first] [Legacy OPROM first] [UEFI driver
first] [Ignore]
Boot from PCI-E/PCI Expansion Devices [Legacy OPROM first]
Allows you to select the type of PCI-E/PCI expansion devices that you want to launch.
Configuration options: [Legacy OPROM first] [UEFI driver first]
2.8.10
Secure Boot
Allows you to configure the Windows® Secure Boot settings and manage its keys to protect
the system from unauthorized access and malwares during POST.
OS Type [Windows UEFI mode]
Allows you to select your installed operating system.
[Windows UEFI mode]Executes the Microsoft® Secure Boot check. Only select this
option when booting on Windows® UEFI mode or other Microsoft®
Secure Boot compliant OS.
[Other OS]Get the optimized function when booting on Windows® non-UEFI
mode, Windows® Vista/XP, or other Microsoft® Secure Boot
non-compliant OS. Only on Windows® UEFI mode that Microsoft®
Secure Boot can function properly.
The following item appears when OS Type is set to [Windows UEFI mode].
Key Management
Allows you to manage the Secure Boot keys.
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Install Default Secure Boot keys
This item allows you to immediately load the default Security Boot keys,
Platform key (PK), Key-exchange Key (KEK), Signature database (db), and
Revoked Signatures (dbx). When the default Secure boot keys are loaded,
the PK state will change from Unloaded mode to loaded mode.
Clear Secure Boot keys
This item appears only when you load the default Secure Boot keys. This
item allows you to clear all default Secure Boot keys.
Save Secure Boot Keys
Allows you to save the PK (Platform Keys) to a USB storage device.
PK Management
The Platform Key (PK) locks and secures the firmware from any non-permissible
changes. The system verifies the PK before your system enters the OS.
Delete PK
Allows you to delete the PK from your system. Once the PK is deleted, all
the system’s Secure Boot keys will not be active. Configuration options:
[Yes] [No]
Load Default PK
Select Yes to load the system default PK or select No to load a
downloaded PK from a USB storage device.
The PK file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable.
KEK Management
The KEK (Key-exchange Key or Key Enrollment Key) manages the Signature database
(db) and Revoked Signature database (dbx).
Key-exchange Key (KEK) refers to Microsoft® Secure Boot Key-Enrollment Key (KEK).
Delete KEK
This item allows you to delete the KEK from your system.
Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Load Default KEK
Select Yes to load the system default KEK or select No to load a
downloaded KEK from a USB storage device.
Append Default KEK
Select Yes to append the system default KEK or select No to append a
downloaded KEK from a USB storage device.
The KEK file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable.
DB Management
The db (Authorized Signature database) lists the signers or images of UEFI
applications, operating system loaders, and UEFI drivers that you can load on the
single computer.
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Delete the db
Allows you to delete the db file from your system. Configuration options:
[Yes] [No]
Load Default db
Select Yes to load the system default db or select No to load a
downloaded db from a USB storage device..
Append Default db
Select Yes to append the system default db or select No to append a
downloaded db from a USB storage device.
DBX Management
The dbx (Revoked Signature database) lists the forbidden images of db items that are
no longer trusted and cannot be loaded.
Delete the dbx
Allows you to delete the DBX file from your system. Configuration options:
[Yes] [No]
Load Default dbx
Select Yes to load the system default dbx or select No to load a
downloaded dbx from a USB storage device.
Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Append Default dbx
Select Yes to append the system default dbx or select No to append a
downloaded dbx from a USB storage device.
The DBX file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable.
2.8.11
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.
2.8.12
•
To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo
appears.
•
To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, press <F8> after POST.
Hard Drive BBS Priorities
Allows you to set the order of the legacy devices in this group.
2.8.13
Boot Override
These items displays the available devices. The number of device items that appear on
the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Click an item to start
booting from the selected device.
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Tool menu
The Tool menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display the submenu.
2.9.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. Press <Enter> to launch the ASUS EZ Flash 2 screen.
For more details, see section ASUS EZ Flash 2.
Setup Animator [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the Setup animator. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
2.9.2
ASUS Overclocking Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
The Setup Profile Status items show Not Installed if no profile is created.
Profile Name
Allows you to key in a profile name.
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 Profile
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Key in the profile
number that saved your CMOS settings, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent the
system boot failure!
•
We recommend that you update the BIOS file only coming from the same memory/
CPU configuration and BIOS version.
Load/Save CMOS Profile from/to USB Drive
Allows you to load/save CMOS profile from/to USB drive.
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2.9.3
ASUS SPD Information
DIMM Slot # [DIMM_A1]
Displays the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) information of the DIMM module installed on the
selected slot. Configuration options: [DIMM_A1] [DIMM_A2] [DIMM_B1] [DIMM_B2]
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Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal default values for the BIOS items, and
save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. You can access the EZ Mode from the Exit
menu.
Load Optimized Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup
menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation window appears.
Select Yes to load the default values.
Save Changes & Reset
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit menu to
ensure the values you selected are saved. When you select this option or if you press <F10>,
a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to save changes and exit.
Discard Changes & Exit
This option allows you to exit the Setup program without saving your changes. When you
select this option or if you press <Esc>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to discard
changes and exit.
Launch EFI Shell from USB drives
This option allows you to attempt to launch the EFI Shell application (shellx64.efi) from one of
the available USB devices.
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Appendices
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference.
•
This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver
is connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required
to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate this equipment.
IC: Canadian Compliance Statement
Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS
210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian
interference-causing equipment regulations.
This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
Cut appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Cet appareil est conforme aux normes CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada. Le
fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes :
(1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interférences et
(2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer
un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil.
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Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department
of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement
VCCI Class B Statement
This is a Class B product based on the standard of the VCCI Council. If this is used near a
radio or television receiver in a domestic environment, it may cause radio interference. Install
and use the equipment according to the instruction manual.
KC: Korea Warning Statement
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at
ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin
indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in
municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol
of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal
waste.
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards
for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to
responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging
materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for detailed recycling
information in different regions.
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ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
Telephone +886-2-2894-3447
Fax +886-2-2890-7798
E-mail
info@asus.com.tw
Web site
http://www.asus.com
Technical Support
Telephone Fax Online support
+86-21-3842-9911
+86-21-5866-8722 ext. 9101#
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
Telephone+1-510-739-3777
Fax
+1-510-608-4555
Web site
http://www.asus.com/us/
Technical Support
Support fax
General support Online support
+1-812-284-0883
+1-812-282-2787
http://www.service.asus.com/
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Fax
Web site
Online contact
Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-959931
http://www.asus.com/de
http://eu-rma.asus.com/sales
Technical Support
Telephone+49-2102-5789555
Support Fax
+49-2102-959911
Online support
http://www.asus.com/de/support/
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(510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Asus Computer International
Date :
Signature :
Representative Person’s Name :
Oct. 15, 2014
Steve Chang / President
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Supplementary Information:
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
Conforms to the following specifications:
Model Number : Z97-PRO GAMER
Product Name : Motherboard
hereby declares that the product
Phone/Fax No:
Address:
Responsible Party Name:
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
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Z97-PRO GAMER
Regulation (EC) No. 617/2013
Declaration Date: 15/10/2014
Year to begin affixing CE marking: 2014
CE marking
Signature : __________
Position : CEO
Name :
Jerry Shen
(EC conformity marking)
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
2011/65/EU-RoHS Directive
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
EN 60065:2002 / A12:2011
EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2(2011-09)
EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-4 V1.4.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.2.1(2012-09)
EN 301 489-24 V1.5.1(2010-09)
EN 302 326-2 V1.2.2(2007-06)
EN 302 326-3 V1.3.1(2007-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.4.1(2008-11)
EN 302 291-1 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 302 291-2 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 55024:2010
EN 61000-3-3:2008
EN 55020:2007+A11:2011
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
2009/125/EC-ErP Directive
EN 60950-1 / A12:2011
2006/95/EC-LVD Directive
EN 300 328 V1.7.1(2006-10)
EN 300 440-1 V1.6.1(2010-08)
EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1(2010-08)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V5.2.1(2011-05)
EN 301 908-2 V5.2.1(2011-07)
EN 301 893 V1.6.1(2011-11)
EN 302 544-2 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 302 623 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50360:2001
EN 62479:2010
EN 50385:2002
EN 62311:2008
1999/5/EC-R&TTE Directive
EN 55022:2010+AC:2011
EN 61000-3-2:2006+A2:2009
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
2004/108/EC-EMC Directive
conform with the essential requirements of the following directives:
Model name :
Product name :
Motherboard
GERMANY
Country:
declare the following apparatus:
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
Address, City:
4F, No. 150, LI-TE Rd., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN
Authorized representative in Europe:
Address:
Manufacturer:
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
EC Declaration of Conformity
We, the undersigned,
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