Vintage2-AE1
Barebone System
E2207
First Edition V1
November 2005
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Table of contents
Notices ................................................................................................ vi
Safety information ............................................................................. vii
About this guide ............................................................................... viii
System package contents ................................................................... x
Chapter 1: System introduction
1.1
Welcome! .............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Front panel ........................................................................... 1-3
1.3
Rear panel ............................................................................. 1-4
1.4
Internal components ............................................................ 1-6
Chapter 2:
Basic installation
2.1
Preparation ........................................................................... 2-2
2.2
Before you proceed .............................................................. 2-2
2.3
Removing the side cover and front panel assembly ............. 2-3
2.4
Central Processing Unit (CPU) .............................................. 2-4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.4.1
Overview ................................................................. 2-4
2.4.2
Installling the CPU ................................................... 2-4
2.4.3
Installing the CPU fan and heatsink assembly ........ 2-6
Installing a DIMM ................................................................... 2-8
2.5.1
Memory configurations ........................................... 2-8
2.5.3
Removing a DIMM ................................................. 2-11
2.5.2
Installing a DIMM ................................................... 2-11
Expansion slots ................................................................... 2-12
2.6.1
Installing an expansion card .................................. 2-12
2.6.2
Configuring an expansion card .............................. 2-13
2.6.3
PCI slots ................................................................ 2-14
2.6.4
PCI Express x1 slot ............................................... 2-14
2.6.5
AGP 8X slot .......................................................... 2-14
2.6.6
Wireless LAN module (optional) ........................... 2-15
Installing storage drives ..................................................... 2-16
2.7.1
Optical drive ......................................................... 2-16
2.7.2
Floppy disk drive ................................................... 2-17
2.7.3
Hard disk drive ...................................................... 2-18
2.8
Connecting cables .............................................................. 2-19
2.9
Removing the bay covers ................................................... 2-20
2.10
Reinstalling the front panel assembly and side cover ........ 2-20
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Chapter 3:
3.1
Installing an operating system ............................................. 3-2
3.2
Powering up .......................................................................... 3-2
3.3
Support CD information ........................................................ 3-2
3.4
3.3.1
Drivers menu .......................................................... 3-3
3.3.2
Utilities menu .......................................................... 3-4
3.3.3
Make Disk menu ...................................................... 3-5
3.3.4
Manuals menu ......................................................... 3-6
3.3.5
ASUS Contact information ...................................... 3-7
3.3.6
Other information ................................................... 3-7
Software information ........................................................... 3-9
3.4.1
ASUS PC Probe II ..................................................... 3-9
3.4.2
Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology ................................. 3-16
3.4.3
ASUS Update utility .............................................. 3-18
3.4.4
ASUS MyLogo™ ..................................................... 3-21
5.3.5
Using the Wireless LAN module ............................ 3-23
Chapter 4:
Motherboard info
4.1
Motherboard information ...................................................... 4-2
4.2
Jumpers ................................................................................ 4-3
4.3
Connectors ........................................................................... 4-6
4.3.1
Rear panel connectors ............................................ 4-6
4.3.2
Internal connectors ................................................. 4-6
Chapter 5:
5.1
5.2
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Starting up
BIOS setup
Managing and updating your BIOS ........................................ 5-2
5.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk .............................. 5-2
5.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash utility .............................................. 5-3
5.1.3
AFUDOS utility ........................................................ 5-4
5.1.4
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility ................................ 5-6
BIOS setup program ............................................................. 5-8
5.2.1
BIOS menu screen ................................................... 5-9
5.2.2
Menu bar ................................................................. 5-9
5.2.3
Navigation keys ...................................................... 5-9
5.2.4
Menu items ........................................................... 5-10
Table of contents
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.2.5
Sub-menu items ................................................... 5-10
5.2.6
Configuration fields .............................................. 5-10
5.2.7
Pop-up window ..................................................... 5-10
5.2.8
Scroll bar .............................................................. 5-10
5.2.9
General help .......................................................... 5-10
Main menu .......................................................................... 5-11
5.3.1
System Time ......................................................... 5-11
5.3.2
System Date ......................................................... 5-11
5.3.3
Legacy Diskette A ................................................ 5-11
5.3.4
Primary, Secondary, Third, and Fourth IDE
Master/Slave ........................................................ 5-12
5.3.5
System Information .............................................. 5-13
Advanced menu .................................................................. 5-14
5.4.1
JumperFree Configuration .................................... 5-14
5.4.2
USB Configuration ................................................. 5-15
5.4.3
CPU Configuration ................................................. 5-16
5.4.4
Chipset ................................................................. 5-17
5.4.5
Onboard Devices Configuration ............................ 5-24
5.4.6
PCI PnP ................................................................. 5-25
Power menu ........................................................................ 5-26
5.5.1
Suspend Mode ...................................................... 5-26
5.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume ................................ 5-26
5.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support .................................................. 5-26
5.5.4
ACPI APIC Support ................................................ 5-26
5.5.5
APM Configuration ................................................ 5-27
5.5.6
Hardware Monitor ................................................. 5-29
Boot menu .......................................................................... 5-30
5.6.1
Boot Device Priority .............................................. 5-31
5.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 5-31
5.6.3
Security ................................................................ 5-33
Exit menu ........................................................................... 5-35
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
W A R N I N G ! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to
the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations.
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the
electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the
power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are
connected.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing devices into the system, carefully read all the
documentation that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
product in any area where it may become wet. Place the product on a
stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
Lithium-Ion Battery Warning
CAUTION
N: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturerís instructions.
VORSICHT
T: Explosionsgetahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der
Batterie. Ersatz nur durch denselben oder einem vom Hersteller
empfohlenem ähnljchen Typ. Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien nach
Angaben des Herstellers.
LASER PRODUCT WARNING
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
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About this guide
Audience
This guide provides general information and installation instructions about
the ASUS Vintage2-AE1 barebone system. This guide is intended for
experienced users and integrators with hardware knowledge of personal
computers.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
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1.
Chapter 1: System introduction
This chapter gives a general description of the barebone system. The
chapter presents the system features including introduction on the
front and rear panel, and internal components.
2.
Chapter 2: Basic installation
This chapter provides step-by-step instructions on how to install
components in the system.
3.
Chapter 3: Starting up
This chapter helps you power up the system and install drivers and
utilities from the support CD.
4.
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
This chapter gives information about the motherboard that comes
with the system. This chapter includes the motherboard layout,
jumper settings, and connector locations.
5.
Chapter 5: BIOS information
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus and describes the BIOS parameters.
Conventions used in this guide
W A R N I N G : Information to prevent injury to yourself when
trying to complete a task.
C A U T I O N : Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
I M P O R T A N T : Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
N O T E : Tips and additional information to aid in completing a
task.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
1.
ASUS Websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact
information.
2.
Optional Documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as
warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These
documents are not part of the standard package.
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System package contents
Check your Vintage2-AE1 system package for the following items.
If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer
immediately.
1.
2.
3.
4.
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A S U S V i n t a g e 2 - A E 1 b a r e b o n e s y s t e m with
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ASUS motherboard
•
300 W PFC power supply unit
•
ASUS chassis
•
Front panel I/O board
•
Wireless module (optional)
Cable
•
AC power cable
Support CD
User guide
This chapter gives a general
description of the barebone
system. The chapter presents the
system features including
introduction on the front and rear
panel, and internal components.
ASUS Vintage2-AE1
System introduction
Chapter 1
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for choosing the ASUS Vintage2-AE1!
The ASUS Vintage2-AE1 is an all-in-one barebone system with a powerful
computing capability, expandability, and versatile connectivity.
The system comes in a stylish mini-tower casing and powered by the ASUS
motherboard. The system motherboard supports the latest AMD Athlon™
64/64FX, and Sempron™ desktop processors in the 939-pin package.
Two DDR DIMM slots support up to 2 GB of system memory using
DDR400/333 DIMMs. The system also provides a choice of high-resolution
graphics via an integrated graphics controller or via an AGP card
(purchased separately).
The system also supports the PCI Express technology with a PCI Express x1
slot, and features a host of storage and connectivity including Serial ATA
support, USB 2.0, and 5.1-channel audio capability. As an option, you may
also choose to avail of the system’s capability to support a wireless module
that allows you to share data and media files minus the hassle of wires.
With Vintage2-AE1, you are ahead in the world of power computing.
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1.2
Front panel
The front panel includes the optical drive bays, floppy disk drive slot, power
button, and several I/O ports are located at the front panel.
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3
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4
5
7
8
1.
5 . 2 5 - i n c h d r i v e b a y c o v e rr. Covers two 5.25-inch bays for optical
drives.
2.
3 . 5 - i n c h d r i v e b a y c o v e rr. Covers two 3.5-inch bays for a hard
disk and a floppy disk drive.
U S B 2 . 0 p o r t ss. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer,
scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
M i c r o p h o n e p o r tt. This Mic (pink) +port connects a microphone.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
H e a d p h o n e p o r tt. This Line In (green) port connects a headphone
with a stereo mini-plug.
Hard disk drive activity LED.
n. Press this button to turn the system on.
Power button
n. Press this button to reboot the system without
Reset button
turning off the power.
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1.3
Rear panel
The system rear panel includes the power connector and several I/O ports
that allow convenient connection of devices.
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2
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4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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2.
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P o w e r c o n n e c t o r . This connector is for the power cable and plug.
V o l t a g e s e l e c t o r . This switch allows you to adjust the system
input voltage according to the voltage supply in your area. See the
next section before adjusting this selector.
P S / 2 m o u s e p o r tt. This green 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 mouse.
P S / 2 k e y b o a r d p o r tt. This purple 6-pin connector is for a
PS/2 keyboard.
S e r i a l p o r t . This port connects a mouse, modem, or other devices
that conforms with serial specification.
P a r a l l e l p o r t . This 25-pin port connects a printer, scanner, or other
devices.
V G A p o r t . This port connects a VGA monitor.
U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s 1 , 2 , 3 a n d 4 . These 4-pin Universal Serial Bus
(USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
M i c r o p h o n e p o r t ( p i n k ) . This port connects a microphone.
9.
1 0 . Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker.
1 1 . L i n e I n p o r t ( l i g h t b l u e ) . This port connects the tape, CD, DVD
player, or other audio sources.
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Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the
audio ports in 2, 4, or 6-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, or 6-channel configuration
Port
Headset
2-channel
4-channel
6-channel
Line In
Line In
Line In
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Mic In
Mic In
Light Blue
1 2 . E x p a n s i o n s l o t m e t a l b r a c k e t ss. Covers the expansion card slots.
Remove the metal bracket only when installing an expansion card.
1 3 . P o w e r s u p p l y u n i t f a n v e n t . This vent is for the PSU fan that
provides ventilation inside the power supply unit.
1 4 . C o v e r s c r e w s . Secure the side cover to the chassis.
1 5 . C h a s s i s f a n v e n t . This vent is for the fan that provides ventilation
inside the system chassis.
1 6 . L A N ( R J - 4 5 ) p o r t . This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local
Area Network (LAN) through a network hub.
1 7 . M e t a l b r a c k e t l o c k . Secures the expansion card metal bracket to
the chassis.
Selecting the voltage
The system’s power supply unit has a
115 V/230 V voltage selector switch
located beside the power connector.
Use this switch to select the
appropriate system input voltage
according to the voltage supply in your
area.
If the voltage supply in your area is
100-127 V, set the switch to 115 V.
If the voltage supply in your area is
200-240 V, set the switch to 230 V.
Setting the switch to 115 V in a 230 V environment or 230 V in a
115 V environment will seriously damage the system!
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1.4
Internal components
The illustration below is the internal view of the system when you remove
the top cover and the power supply unit. The installed components are
labeled for your reference. Proceed to Chapter 2 for instructions on
installing additional system components.
5
KBPWR
Super
I/O
CPU_FAN
USB12
USBPW12
USBPW34
EATXPWR
7
VGA
ATX12V
VIA
K8M800
LAN_USB34
PRI_IDE
Top:Line In
Center:Line Out
Below:Mic In
10 AGP
RTL8201CL
11
CHA_FAN
PCIEX1
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
BUZZER
SATA2
A8V-MQ
PCI1
13
SB_PWR
CLRTC
PCI2
ALC653
VIA
VT8251
12
SATA1
SATA4
SATA3
CHASSIS
PANEL
FP_AUDIO
SPDIF
AUX
CD
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
1-6
1
4
SEC_IDE
9
3
DDR DIMM_B1 (64 bit,184-pin module)
8
DDR DIMM_A1 (64 bit,184-pin module)
6
Socket 939
PARALLEL PORT
COM1
FLOPPY
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
2
USBPW56
USBPW78
USB56
BIOS
Flash
ROM
USB78
Front panel cover
5.25-inch optical drive bays
Hard disk drive bay
Floppy disk drive bay
Power supply unit
CPU socket
DIMM sockets
ASUS motherboard
Chassis fan
AGP slot
PCI Express x1 slot
PCI slots
Metal bracket lock
Chapter 1: System introduction
Chapter 2
Basic installation
This chapter provides step-by-step
instructions on how to install
components in the system.
ASUS Vintage2-AE1
2.1
Preparation
Before you proceed, make sure that you have all the components you plan
to install in the system.
Basic components to install:
1.
Central processing unit (CPU)
2.
DDR Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM)
3.
Expansion card(s)
4.
Hard disk drive
5.
Optical drive
6.
Floppy disk drive
Tool
Phillips (cross) screw driver
2.2
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install components into
the system.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or a
metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components 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.
The motherboard comes with an onboard standby power LED. This LED
lights up to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode or in soft-off
mode, and not powered OFF. Unplug the power cable from the power outlet
and make sure that the standby power LED is OFF before installing any
system component.
SB_PWR
®
Onboard LED
2-2
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
Chapter 2: Basic installation
2.3
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Removing the side cover and
front panel assembly
Remove the cover screws on the rear panel.
Pull the side cover toward the rear panel until its hooks disengage
from the chassis. Set the side cover aside.
Locate the front panel assembly hooks, then lift them until they
disengage from the chassis.
Swing the front panel assembly to the right, until the hinge-like tabs
on the right side of the assembly are exposed.
Remove the front panel assembly, then set aside.
3
Air duct
1
2
1
4
Hook
2
Hinge-like tab
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2-3
2.4
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
2.4.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with a surface mount 939-pin Zero Insertion Force
(ZIF) socket designed for the AMD Athlon™ 64/64FX or Sempron™
processor.
The 128-bit-wide data paths of these
processors can run applications faster
than processors with only 32-bit or 64-bit
wide data paths.
Take note of the marked corner (with gold
triangle) on the CPU. This mark should
match a specific corner on the socket to
ensure correct installation.
Gold triangle
Vintage2-AE1 does not support dual-core processors.
2.4.2
Installling the CPU
To install a CPU:
1.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
®
CPU Socket 939
2.
Unlock the socket by pressing the lever
sideways, then lift it up to a 90°-100°
angle.
Make sure that the socket lever is
lifted up to 90°-100° angle, otherwise
the CPU does not fit in completely.
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3.
Position the CPU above the socket such
that the CPU corner with the gold
triangle matches the socket corner
with a small triangle.
4.
Carefully insert the CPU into the socket
until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one correct
orientation. DO NOT force the CPU
into the socket to prevent bending
the pins and damaging the CPU!
5.
When the CPU is in place, push down
the socket lever to secure the CPU.
The lever clicks on the side tab to
indicate that it is locked.
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2.4.3
Installing the CPU fan and heatsink assembly
The AMD Athlon™ 64FX/64 or Sempron™ processor requires a specially
designed CPU fan and heatsink assembly to ensure optimum thermal
condition and performance.
•
Your boxed CPU heatsink and fan assembly should come with
installation instructions for the CPU, heatsink, and the retention
mechanism. If the instructions in this section do not match the CPU
documentation, follow the latter.
•
The retention module base is already installed on the motherboard.
You do not have to remove the retention module base when
installing the CPU or installing other motherboard components.
•
If you purchased a separate CPU fan and heatsink assembly, make
sure that a thermal interface material is properly applied to the CPU
surface or the heatsink bottom before you install the CPU fan and
heatsink assembly.
CPU fan
CPU heatsink
Retention bracket
Retention bracket lock
2-6
Retention module base
Chapter 2: Basic installation
To install the CPU fan and heatsink assembly:
1.
Place the heatsink on top of the installed CPU.
Make sure that the fan and heatsink assembly perfectly fits the retention
mechanism module base; otherwise you can not lock the retention bracket.
2.
Attach one end of the retention bracket to the retention module base.
3.
Attach the other end of the retention bracket (near the retention
bracket lock) to the retention module base until it clicks in place.
4.
Push down the retention bracket lock on the retention mechanism to
secure the fan and heatsink to the module retention module base.
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2
5
4
3
5.
Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector labeled CPU_FAN on the
motherboard.
Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring
error can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
CPU_FAN
GND
+12V
Rotation
®
CPU fan connector
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2.5
Installing a DIMM
The system motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual
Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets.
The following figure illustrates the location of the sockets:
2.5.1
DIMM_B1
184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
DIMM_A1
®
Memory configurations
You may install 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, and 1 GB unbuffered ECC/
non-ECC DDR DIMMs into the DIMM sockets using the memory
configurations in this section.
•
Installing DDR DIMMs other than the recommended configurations
may cause memory sizing error or system boot failure. Use any of
the recommended configurations on the next page.
•
Install only identical (the same type and size) DDR DIMM pairs for
each channel.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules
from the same vendor.
•
Due to chipset limitation, this motherboard does not support DIMM
modules with less than or equal to 128 Mb memory chips.
Recommended memory configurations
CPU
Mode
Sockets
DIMM_A1 (black)
2-8
DIMM_B1 (black)
Single-core
Single-channel
Dual-channel
—
Populated
Populated
Populated
Dual-core
Single-channel
Single-channel
Dual-channel
Populated
—
Populated
—
Populated
Populated
Chapter 2: Basic installation
DDR400 Qualified Vendors List
Size
Vendor
Model
256 MB
KINGSTON
KVR400X72C3A/256
512 MB
KINGSTON
512 MB
KINGSTON
1024 MB
KINGSTON
Brand
Side(s)
Component
CL
Mosel
SS
V58C2256804SAT5(ECC)
–
KVR400X72C3A/512
Mosel
DS
V58C2256804SAT5(ECC)
–
KHX3200A/512
–
DS
N/A
–
KHX3200ULK2/1G
–
DS
N/A
2
DIMM support
A
B
•
•
•
•
256 MB
KINGSTON
KVR400X64C3A/256
–
SS
D3208DL3T-5A
–
•
256 MB
KINGSTON
KVR400X64C3A/256
–
SS
A2S56D30BTP511ALM09
–
•
512 MB
KINGSTON
KVR400X64C3A/512
–
DS
V58C2256804SAT5
–
512 MB
KINGSTON
KVR400X64C3A/512
–
SS
HY5DU12822BT-D43
–
•
•
1024 MB
KINGSTON
KVR400X64C3A/1G
–
DS
HYB25D512800BE-5B
–
•
•
256 MB
SAMSUNG
M381L3223ETM-CCC
SAMSUNG
SS
K4H560838E-TCCC(ECC)
3ECC
512 MB
SAMSUNG
M381L6423ETM-CCC
SAMSUNG
DS
K4H560838E-TCCC(ECC)
–
•
•
256 MB
SAMSUNG
M368L3223ETM-CCC
SAMSUNG
SS
K4H560838E-TCCC
–
•
•
256 MB
SAMSUNG
M368L3223FTN-CCC
SAMSUNG
SS
K4H560838F-TCCC
3
•
•
512 MB
SAMSUNG
M368L6423FTN-CCC
SAMSUNG
DS
K4H560838F-TCCC
3
•
•
512 MB
SAMSUNG
M368L6523BTM-CCC
SAMSUNG
SS
K4H510838B-TCCC
3
•
•
256 MB
MICRON
MT8VDDT3264AG-40BCB
MICRON
SS
MT46V32M8TG-5BC
–
•
•
512 MB
MICRON
MT16VDDT6464AG-40BCB
MICRON
DS
MT46V32M8TG-5BC
–
•
•
256 MB
Infineon
HYS64D32300HU-5-C
Infineon
SS
HYB25D256800CE-5C
3
•
•
512 MB
Infineon
HYS64D64320HU-5-C
Infineon
DS
HYB25D256800CE-5C
–
•
•
256 MB
Infineon
HYS64D32301HU-5-C
Infineon
SS
HYB25D512160CE-5C
3
•
•
512 MB
Infineon
HYS64D64300HU-5-C
Infineon
SS
HYB25D512800CE-5C
3
•
•
1024 MB
Infineon
HYS64D128320HU-5-C
Infineon
DS
HYB25D512800CE-5B
3
•
•
256 MB
CORSAIR
CMX256A-3200C2PT
Winbond
SS
W942508BH-5
2
•
•
512 MB
CORSAIR
CMX512-3200C2
Winbond
DS
–
2
•
•
•
512 MB
CORSAIR
VS512MB400
VALUE seLecTDS
VS32M8-5
2.5
•
•
1024 MB
CORSAIR
TWINX2048-3200C2
–
DS
–
3
•
•
256 MB
Hynix
HYMD232646D8J-D43
Hynix
SS
HY5DU56822DT-D43
3
•
•
512 MB
Hynix
HYMD264646D8J-D43
Hynix
DS
HY5DU56822DT-D43
3
•
•
256 MB
TwinMOS
M2G9I08AIATT9F081AADT TwinMOS
SS
TMD7608F8E50D
2.5
512 MB
TwinMOS
M2G9J16AJATT9F081AADT TwinMOS
DS
TMD7608F8E50D
2.5
256 MB
TwinMOS
M2G9I08A8ATT9F081AADT TwinMOS
SS
TMD7608F8E50D
2.5
512 MB
TwinMOS
M2G9J16A8ATT9F081AADT TwinMOS
DS
TMD7608F8E50D
2.5
256 MB
Transcend
TS32MLD64V4F3
SAMSUNG
SS
K4H560838F-TCCC
3
512 MB
Transcend
TS64MLD64V4F3
SAMSUNG
DS
K4H560838F-TCCC
3
1024 MB
Transcend
TS128MLD64V4J
SAMSUNG
DS
K4H510838B-TCCC
3
256 MB
Apacer
77.10636.33G
Infineon
SS
HYB25D256800CE-5C
3
512 MB
Apacer
77.10736.33G
Infineon
DS
HYB25D256800CE-5C
3
256 MB
Apacer
77.10639.60G
ProMOS
SS
V58C2256804SCT5B
2.5
512 MB
Apacer
77.10739.60G
ProMOS
DS
V58C2256804SCT5B
2.5
256 MB
A DATA
MDOSS6F3G31Y0K1E0Z
SAMSUNG
SS
K4H560838E-TCCC
3
512 MB
A DATA
MDOSS6F3H41Y0N1E0Z
SAMSUNG
DS
K4H560838F-TCCC
3
256 MB
A DATA
MDOHY6F3G31Y0N1E0Z
Hynix
SS
HY5DU56822CT-D43
3
512 MB
A DATA
MDOHY6F3H41Y0N1E0Z
Hynix
DS
HY5DU56822CT-D43
3
256 MB
A DATA
MDOAD5F3G31Y0D1E02
–
SS
ADD8608A8A-5B
2.5
512 MB
A DATA
MDOAD5F3H41Y0D1E02
–
DS
ADD8608A8A-5B
2.5
256 MB
Winbond
W9425GCDB-5
Winbond
SS
W942508CH-5
3
512 MB
Winbond
W9451GCDB-5
Winbond
DS
W942508CH-5
–
256 MB
PSC
AL5D8B53T-5B1K
PSC
SS
A2S56D30BTP
2.5
512 MB
PSC
AL6D8B53T-5B1K
PSC
DS
A2S56D30BTP
2.5
256 MB
KINGMAX
MPXB62D-38KT3R
–
SS
KDL388P4LA-50
–
512 MB
KINGMAX
MPXC22D-38KT3R
–
DS
KDL388P4LA-50
–
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Size
Vendor
Model
Brand
Side(s)
Component
CL
DIMM support
A
256 MB
NANYA
NT256D64S88C0G-5T
–
SS
NT5DS32M8CT-5T
B
3
512 MB
NANYA
NT512D64S8HC0G-5T
–
DS
NT5DS32M8CT-5T
3
256 MB
NANYA
NT256D64SH4B0G-5T
–
SS
NT5DS32M16BT-5T
3
512 MB
NANYA
NT512D64S88B0G-5T
–
DS
NT5DS64M8BT-5T
3
1024 MB
NANYA
NT1GD64S8HB0G-5T
–
DS
NT5DS64M8BT-5T
–
256 MB
CENTURY
DXV6S8SSCCE3K27E
SAMSUNG
SS
K4H560838E-TCCC
–
512 MB
CENTURY
DXV2S8SSCCE3K27E
SAMSUNG
DS
K4H560838E-TCCC
–
256 MB
CENTURY
DXV6S8EL5BM3T27C
–
SS
DD2508AMTA
–
512 MB
CENTURY
DXV2S8EL5BM3T27C
–
DS
DD2508AMTA
–
256 MB
CENTURY
DXV6S8EL5B
–
SS
DD2508AMTA
–
256 MB
CENTURY
DXV6S8HXD43B
–
SS
HY5DU56822BT-D43
–
256 MB
CENTURY
DXV6S8HXD43D
–
SS
HY5DU56822DT-D43
–
512 MB
CENTURY
DXV2S8EL5B
–
DS
DD2508AMTA
–
512 MB
CENTURY
DXV2S8HXD43B
–
DS
HY5DU56822BT-D43
–
512 MB
CENTURY
DXV2S8HXD43D
–
DS
HY5DU56822DT-D43
–
256 MB
CENTURY
DXV6S8EL5B/HP
–
SS
DD2508AKTA-5B-E
–
512 MB
CENTURY
DXV2S8EL5B/HP
–
DS
DD2508AKTA-5B-E
–
256 MB
KINGSTON
KVR400X72C3A/256
Mosel
SS
V58C2256804SAT5(ECC)
–
256 MB
CENTURY
DXV6S8MC5B
–
SS
MT46V32M8TG-5BG
–
512 MB
CENTURY
DXV2S8MC5B
–
DS
MT46V32M8TG-5BG
–
256 MB
elixir
M2U25664DS88C3G-5T
elixir
SS
N2DS25680CT-5T
3
512 MB
elixir
M2U51264DS8HC1G-5T
elixir
DS
N2DS25680CT-5T
3
256 MB
Kreton
–
VT
SS
VT3225804T-5
–
512 MB
Kreton
–
VT
DS
VT3225804T-5
–
256 MB
Veritech
VU256FLTM25C
VT
SS
VT56DD32M8PC-5
3
512 MB
Veritech
VU512FLTM25C
VT
DS
VT56DD32M8PC-5
3
256 MB
Pmi
MD44256VIT3208GMHA01
MOSEL
SS
V58C2256804SAT5B
2.5
512 MB
Pmi
MD44512VIT3208GATA03
MOSEL
DS
V58C2256804SAT5B
2.5
256 MB
ProMOS
V826632K24SCTG-D0
–
SS
V58C2256804SCT5B
2.5
512 MB
ProMOS
V826664K24SCTG-D0
–
DS
V58C2256804SCT5B
2.5
256 MB
Deutron
AL5D8C53T-5B1T
PSC
SS
A2S56D30CTP
2.5
2.5
512 MB
Deutron
AL6D8C53T-5B1T
PSC
DS
A2S56D30CTP
256 MB
GEIL
GL5123200DC
–
SS
GL3LC32G88TG-35
–
512 MB
GEIL
GL1GB3200DC
–
DS
GL3LC32G88TG-35
–
256 MB
GEIL
GLX2563200UP
–
SS
GL3LC32G88TG-5A
–
256 MB
GEIL
GD3200-512DC
–
SS
WLCSP Package
–
256 MB
crucial
BL3264Z402.8TG
Ballistix
SS
–
2
512 MB
crucial
BL6464Z402.16TG
Ballistix
DS
–
2
256 MB
Novax
96M425653CE-40TB6
CEON
SS
C2S56D30TP-5
2.5
512 MB
Novax
96M451253CE-40TB6
CEON
DS
C2S56D30TP-5
2.5
256 MB
Aeneon
AED560UD00-500C88X
Aeneon
SS
AED83T500
3
256 MB
V-DATA
MDYVD6F4G2880B1E0H
–
SS
VDD9616A8A-5C
–
•
Legend:
S S - Single Sided
D S - Double Sided
C L - CAS Latency
A - supports one module inserted into either slot, in a Single-channel memory
configuration.
B -
supports one pair of modules inserted into both slots as one pair of
Dual-channel memory configuration.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the latest Qualified Vendors
List.
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2.5.2
Installing a DIMM
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs
or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage
to both the motherboard and the components.
2
1.
Unlock a DIMM socket by
pressing the retaining clips
outward.
2.
Align a DIMM on the socket such
that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the
socket.
DDR DIMM notch
1
1
Unlocked retaining clip
A DDR DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction.
DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM
is properly seated.
3
Locked retaining clip
2.5.3
Removing a DIMM
To remove a DIMM:
1.
2
Simultaneously press the
retaining clips outward to unlock
the DIMM.
1
1
DDR DIMM notch
Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining
clips. The DIMM might get damaged when it flips out with extra force.
2.
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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2.6
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.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing
expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and
damage motherboard components.
2.6.1
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 metal bracket
opposite the slot that you
intend to use. Keep the screw
for later use.
3.
2
Remove the metal bracket lock.
3
4.
5.
2-12
Align the card connector with
the slot and press firmly until
the card is completely seated
on the slot.
Secure the card to the chassis
with the screw you removed
earlier.
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2.6.2
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 5 for information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables below.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
Priority
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
1
2
11
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Standard Function
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Programmable interrupt
Communications Port (COM2)*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
Floppy Disk Controller
Printer Port (LPT1)*
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
MIDI port*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port*
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
A
PCI slot 1
PCI slot 2
IDE (0, 0f, 0)
USB controller 1
USB controller 2
USB controller 3
USB controller 4
USB 2.0 controller
AC’97
Ethernet
AGP
PCIE x1
B
C
D
shared
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
shared
—
—
shared
—
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
used
—
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
shared
—
—
—
shared
—
shared
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
E
F
G
H
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
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.
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2.6.3
PCI slots
The PCI slots support cards such as a
LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and
other cards that comply with PCI
specifications. The figure shows a
LAN card installed on a PCI slot.
2.6.4
PCI Express x1 slot
This motherboard supports PCI
Express x1 network cards, SCSI cards
and other cards that comply with the
PCI Express specifications. The
following figure shows a network card
installed on the PCI Express x1 slot.
2.6.5
AGP 8X slot
This motherboard has an Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot that
supports AGP 8X (+0.8V) and AGP 4X (+1.5V) cards. When you buy an
AGP card, make sure that you ask for one with +0.8V or +1.5V
specification.
•
Install only +0.8V or +1.5V AGP cards. This motherboardboard does
not support +3.3V AGP cards.
•
You can only use either the AGP slot or the PCI Express x1 slot. If
you installed an AGP card, the card will block the PCI Express x1 slot.
®
Keyed for 1.5v
Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)
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2.6.6
Wireless LAN module (optional)
This motherboard supports an optional LAN module that allows you to set
up a wireless network and exchange information with other wireless devices
without tangling cables and wires. Connect the omni-directional dual-band
antenna to this module.
Omni-directional
dual-band antenna
4-pin interface
for the
motherboard
USB connector
Wireless LAN port
Card bracket
To install the optional wireless LAN module:
1.
Follow steps 1 ~ 3 of section “2.6.1 Installing an expansion card.”
2.
Align the wireless module card bracket with the slot opening on the
rear panel.
3.
Secure the bracket with a screw.
4.
Connect the 4-pin blue end of the cable from the CON1 connector on
the wireless LAN module to the USB connector on the motherboard.
See page 4-9 for the location of the USB connector.
5.
Connect the omni-directional dual-band antenna to the wireless LAN
port.
See section “3.4.5 Using the Wireless LAN module” for information on
the Wireless LAN utility and device driver installation.
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2.7
Installing storage drives
2.7.1
Optical drive
The system supports up to two 5.25” optical drives such as CD-ROM,
CD-RW, DVD-ROM, and DVD-RW drives.
To install an optical drive:
1.
Place the chassis upright, then remove the upper 5.25” drive bay
metal plate cover.
2.
Insert the optical drive to the bay, then carefully push the drive until
its screw holes align with the holes on the bay.
3.
Secure the optical drive with two screws on both sides of the bay.
2
3
3
4.
Connect the audio (A), IDE (B), and power (C) plugs to connectors at
the back of the drive.
C
A
B
5.
Connect the other end of the IDE cable to the secondary IDE
connector (labeled SEC_IDE) on the motherboard. See page 4-6 for
the connector location.
6.
Connect the other end of the audio cable to the 4-pin connector
labeled CD on the motherboard. See page 4-9 for the connector
location.
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2.7.2
Floppy disk drive
The system supports a 3.5” floppy disk drive.
To install a floppy disk drive:
1.
Place the chassis upright, then remove the lower 3.5” drive bay metal
plate cover.
2.
Insert the floppy disk drive to the bay, then carefully push the drive
until its screw holes align with the holes on the bay.
3.
Secure the floppy disk drive with two screws on both sides of the bay.
3
3
2
4.
Connect the signal (A) and power (B) plugs to connectors at the back
of the drive.
B
A
5.
Connect the other end of the floppy cable to the floppy disk drive
connector (labeled FLOPPY) on the motherboard. See page 4-6 for the
connector location.
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2.7.3
Hard disk drive
The system supports a 3.5” IDE or SATA hard disk drive.
To install a hard disk drive:
1.
Place the chassis upright, then remove the upper 3.5” drive bay metal
plate cover.
2.
Insert the hard disk drive to the bay, then carefully push the drive
until its screw holes align with the holes on the bay.
3.
Secure the hard disk drive with two screws on both sides of the bay.
3
3
2
4.
For SATA HDD
D: Connect the SATA signal and power plugs to the
connectors at the back of the drive.
Some Serial ATA HDDs have two power connectors (legacy 4-pin and
SATA power 15-pin). Depending on the available power supply plugs, use
o n l y o n e of the power connectors. Connecting a power plug on both
connectors could damage the drive.
For IDE HDD
HDD: Connect the IDE and power plugs to the connectors at the
back of the drive.
SATA
5.
IDE
For SATA HDD
D: Connect the other end of the Serial ATA cable to a
SATA connector on the motherboard. See page 4-7 for the location of
the Serial ATA connectors.
For IDE HDD
HDD: Connect the other end of IDE cable to the connector
(labeled PRI_IDE) on the motherboard. See page 4-6 for the location
of the IDE connectors.
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2.8
Connecting cables
You may have disconnected some cables when you installed system
components. Connect these cables before you replace the chassis cover.
Front panel buttons and LEDs
Connect the r e s e t b u t t o n , p o w e r s w i t c h
h, p o w e r L E D , and H D D
L E D cables to their respective leads in the system panel connector on the
motherboard. See page 4-12 for the system panel descriptions.
Reset button
Power LED*
HDD LED
Power LED
Power Switch
System panel connector
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
SPEAKER
IDE_LED
Reset
Ground
PWR
Ground
PANEL
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
®
PLED-
PLED+
PLED
RESET
PWRSW
* Requires an ATX power supply.
*The extra 2-pin power LED is for other Vintage2 models.
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2.9
Removing the bay covers
If you installed an optical and/or floppy disk drive, remove the bay cover(s)
on the front panel assembly before reinstalling it to the chassis. To do this:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Locate the bay cover locks.
Press the locks outward to
release the bay cover.
Push the bay cover inward, then
set it aside.
Follow the same instructions to
remove the 3.5” drive bay cover.
2.10
Reinstalling the front panel assembly
and side cover
To reinstall the front panel assembly and side cover:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Insert the front panel assembly hinge-like tabs to the holes on the
right side of the chassis.
Swing the front panel assembly to the left, then insert the hooks to
the chassis until the front panel assembly fits in place.
Insert the side cover hooks to the chassis top and bottom holes.
Push the side cover to the direction of the front panel until it fits in place.
Secure the cover with two screws you removed earlier.
2
5
Air duct
4
1
2
3
5
3
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Chapter 2: Basic installation
Chapter 3
Starting up
This chapter helps you power up
the system and install drivers and
utilities from the support CD.
ASUS Vintage2-AE1
3.1
Installing an operating system
The barebone system supports Windows® 2000/XP operating systems
(OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates so
you can maximize the features of your hardware.
Because motherboard settings and hardware options vary, use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for general reference only. Refer to
your OS documentation for more information.
3.2
Powering up
Press the system power button ( ) to
enter the OS.
Press to turn the system on
3.3
Support CD information
The support CD that came with the system contains useful software and
several utility drivers that enhance the system features.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time
without notice. Visit the ASUS website regularly for updates.
Place the CD in the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the
D r i v e r s menu if A u t o r u n is enabled in your computer. If A u t o r u n is
N O T enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support CD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the
A S S E T U P . E X E to run the CD.
Click an icon to
display support
CD/motherboard
information
Click an item to
install
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3.3.1
Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet Driver
Installs the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet driver.
VIA Chipset Driver Program
Installs the VIA Chipset Driver program.
VIA S3G Display Driver
Installs the VIA S3G display driver.
Realtek Audio Driver
Executes the wizard to install the Realtek® ALC653 audio driver and
application.
VIA Rhine Family Fast Ethernet Adapter Driver
Installs the VIA Rhine Family Fast Ethernet Adapter driver.
USB 2.0 Driver
Installs the USB 2.0 driver.
Realtek RTL8187 Wireless Ethernet Driver
Installs the wireless LAN driver for the optional wireless LAN module.
The screen display and drivers option may not be the same for different
operating system versions.
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3.3.2
Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the
motherboard supports.
ASUS PC Probe II
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system
voltages, and alerts you of any detected problems. This utility helps you
keep your computer in healthy operating condition.
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in a
Windows® environment. This utility requires an Internet connection either
through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
ASUS Cool ‘n’ Quiet Utility
This item installs the ASUS Cool ‘n’ Quiet utility.
ASUS Screen Saver
Installs the ASUS screen saver.
ADOBE Acrobat Reader V7.0
The Adobe® Acrobat® Reader V7.0 is for opening, viewing, and printing
documents in Portable Document Format (PDF).
Microsoft DirectX
The Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0c is a multimedia technology that enhances
computer graphics and sounds. DirectX® improves the multimedia features
of your computer so you can enjoy watching TV and movies, capturing
videos, or playing games on your computer.
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Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 already includes Microsoft Direct X
9.0c. If your system is Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2-embedded,
skip Microsoft Direct X 9.0c installation.
Anti-virus utility
The anti-virus utility scans, identifies, and removes computer viruses. View
the online help for detailed information.
The screen display and utilities option may not be the same for different
operating system versions.
3.3.3
Make Disk menu
The Make Disk menu allows you to make a RAID driver disk.
Make VIA RAID Driver Disk
Allows you to create a VIA RAID driver disk.
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Manuals menu
The Make Disk menu allows you to make a RAID driver disk.
RTL8187 Wireless LAN User’s Manual
Allows you to open the Realtek® RTL8187 Wireless LAN user’s manual.
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3.3.5
ASUS Contact information
Click the C o n t a c t tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can
also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
3.3.6
Other information
The icons on the top right corner of the screen give additional information
on the motherboard and the contents of the support CD. Click an icon to
display the specified information.
Motherboard Info
Displays the general specifications of the motherboard.
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Browse this CD
Displays the support CD contents in graphical format.
Technical support Form
Displays the ASUS Technical Support Request Form that you have to fill out
when requesting technical support.
Filelist
Displays the contents of the support CD and a brief description of each in
text format.
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3.4
Software information
Most of the applications in the support CD have wizards that will
conveniently guide you through the installation. View the online help or
readme file that came with the software for more information.
3.4.1
ASUS PC Probe II
PC Probe II is a utility that monitors the computer’s vital components, and
detects and alerts you of any problem with these components. PC Probe II
senses fan rotations, CPU temperature, and system voltages, among
others. Because PC Probe II is software-based, you can start monitoring
your computer the moment you turn it on. With this utility, you are assured
that your computer is always at a healthy operating condition.
Installing PC Probe II
To install PC Probe II on your computer:
1.
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The D r i v e r s installation tab
appears if your computer has an enabled Autorun feature.
If Autorun is not enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the
support CD to locate the setup.exe file from the ASUS PC Probe II folder.
Double-click the setup.exe file to start installation.
2.
3.
Click the U t i l i t i e s tab, then click A S U S P C P r o b e I II.
Follow the screen instructions to complete installation.
Launching PC Probe II
You can launch the PC Probe II right after installation or anytime from the
Windows® desktop.
To launch the PC Probe II from the Windows® desktop, click S t a r t > A l l
Programs > ASUS > PC Probe II > PC Probe II V1.00.43
3. The PC
Probe II main window appears.
After launching the application, the PC Probe II icon appears in the
Windows® taskbar. Click this icon to close or restore the application.
Using PC Probe II
Click to close the
Preference panel
Main window
The PC Probe II main window allows
you to view the current status of
your system and change the utility
configuration. By default, the main
window displays the P r e f e r e n c e
section. You can close or restore the
P r e f e r e n c e section by clicking on the triangle on the main window right
handle.
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Button
Function
Opens the C o n f i g u r a t i o n window
Opens the R e p o r t window
Opens the D e s k t o p M a n a g e m e n t I n t e r f a c e window
Opens the P e r i p h e r a l C o m p o n e n t I n t e r c o n n e c t window
Opens the W i n d o w s M a n a g e m e n t I n s t r u m e n t a t i o n window
Opens the hard disk drive, memory, CPU usage window
Shows/Hides the P r e f e r e n c e section
Minimizes the application
Closes the application
Sensor alert
When a system sensor detects a problem, the main window right handle
turns red, as the illustrations below show.
When displayed, the monitor panel for that sensor also turns red. Refer to
the M o n i t o r p a n e l s section for details.
Preferences
You can customize the application using the
Preference section in the main window. Click
the box before each preference to activate or
deactivate.
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Hardware monitor panels
The hardware monitor panels display the current value of a system sensor
such as fan rotation, CPU temperature, and voltages.
The hardware monitor panels come in two display modes: hexagonal (large)
and rectangular (small). When you check the E n a b l e M o n i t o r i n g P a n e l
option from the P r e f e r e n c e section, the monitor panels appear on your
computer’s desktop.
Small display
Large display
Changing the monitor panels position
To change the position of the monitor panels in the desktop,
click the arrow down button of the S c h e m e options, then
select another position from the list box. Click O K when
finished.
Moving the monitor panels
All monitor panels move together using a
magnetic effect. If you want to detach a
monitor panel from the group, click the
horseshoe magnet icon. You can now move
or reposition the panel independently.
Adjusting the sensor threshold value
You can adjust the sensor threshold
value in the monitor panel by clicking
the or buttons. You can also adjust
the threshold values using the
C o n f i g window.
You cannot adjust the sensor threshold
values in a small monitoring panel.
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increase
value
Click to
decrease
value
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Monitoring sensor alert
The monitor panel turns red when a component value exceeds or is lower
than the threshold value. Refer to the illustrations below.
Small display
Large display
WMI browser
Click
to display the WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation)
browser. This browser displays various Windows® management information.
Click an item from the left panel to display on the right panel. Click the plus
sign (+) before W M I I n f o r m a t i o n to display the available information.
You can enlarge or reduce the browser size by dragging the bottom right
corner of the browser.
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DMI browser
Click
to display the DMI (Desktop Management Interface) browser.
This browser displays various desktop and system information. Click the
plus sign (+) before D M I I n f o r m a t i o n to display the available
information.
PCI browser
Click
to display the PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect)
browser. This browser provides information on the PCI devices installed on
your system. Click the plus sign (+) before the P C I I n f o r m a t i o n item to
display available information.
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Usage
The U s a g e browser displays real-time information on the CPU, hard disk
drive space, and memory usage. Click
to display the Usage browser.
CPU usage
The C P U tab displays real-time CPU usage in line graph representation. If
the CPU has an enabled Hyper-Threading*, two separate line graphs display
the operation of the two logical processors.
* O n I n t e l® C P U s o n l y .
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Hard disk drive space usage
The H a r d D i s k tab displays the used and available hard disk drive space.
The left panel of the tab lists all logical drives. Click a hard disk drive to
display the information on the right panel. The pie chart at the bottom of
the window represents the used (blue) and the available HDD space.
Memory usage
The Memory tab shows both used and available physical memory. The pie
chart at the bottom of the window represents the used (blue) and the
available physical memory.
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3.4.2
Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology
•
Make sure to install the Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ driver and application before
using this feature.
•
The AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ technology supports AMD Athlon™ XP and
higher processors only.
The system motherboard supports the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology
that dynamically and automatically change the CPU speed, voltage, and
amount of power depending on the CPU loading.
Enabling Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology
To enable Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ Technology:
1.
2.
3.
Turn on the system and enter BIOS by pressing the <Del> key during
the Power On Self-Tests (POST).
n, then set the
Go to the A d v a n c e d menu > C P U C o n f i g u r a t i o n
C o o l ‘ n ’ Q u i e t item to E n a b l e d
d. See section “5.4 Advanced Menu”
for details.
Go to the P o w e r menu, then set the A C P I 2 . 0 S u p p o r t item to
Y e ss. See section “5.5 Power Menu” for details.
4.
Save your changes, then exit the BIOS Setup.
5.
Set the P o w e r O p t i o n P r o p e r t i e s depending on the operating
system. Refer to the next section for details.
Setting the power options
Windows® 2000/XP
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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From the Windows® 2000/XP
operating system, click the
S t a r t button. Select S e t t i n g ss,
then C o n t r o l P a n e ll.
Make sure the Control Panel is
set to Classic View.
Double-click the D i s p l a y icon in
the Control Panel then select the
S c r e e n S a v e r tab.
Click the P o w e r . . . button. The
following dialog box appears.
From the P o w e r s c h e m e s
combo list box, select M i n i m a l
P o w e r M a n a g e m e n tt.
Click O K to effect settings.
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Launching the Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ application
The motherboard support CD includes the Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ software
application that enables you to view your system’s real-time CPU frequency
and core voltage.
Make sure to install the Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ software from the motherboard
support CD. Refer to section “3.3.2 Utilities menu”, for details.
To launch the Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ application:
Windows® XP OS
1.
2.
Click the S t a r t button.
Select A l l P r o g r a m s > A S U S > C o o l & Q u i e t > C o o l & Q u i e t
> Cool & Quiet V1.024.
The Cool ‘n’ Quiet!™ application window appears and displays the current
CPU frequency and core voltage. Click ( X ) to close the window or ( – ) to
minimize.
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3.4.3
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update
the motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility
allows you to:
• Save the current BIOS file
• Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
• Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
• Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
• View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network
or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
2.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The D r i v e r s menu appears.
Click the U t i l i t i e s tab, then click I n s t a l l A S U S U p d a t e
VX.XX.XX
X. See section “3.3.2 Utilities menu” for the U t i l i t i e s
screen menu.
3.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
1.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this
utility.
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Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking
Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate
e. The
ASUS Update main window appears.
2.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m
t h e I n t e r n e t option from the
drop-down menu, then click
N e x tt.
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Select the ASUS FTP site
nearest you to avoid network
traffic, or click A u t o S e l e c tt.
Click N e x tt.
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4.
From the FTP site, select the
BIOS version that you wish to
download. Click N e x tt.
5.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself
through the Internet. Always
update the utility to avail all
its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by
clicking S t a r t > P r o g r a m s > A S U S > A S U S U p d a t e >
ASUSUpdate
e. The ASUS Update main window appears.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m a
f i l e option from the drop-down
menu, then click N e x tt.
Locate the BIOS file from the
O p e n window, then click S a v e
e.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
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3.4.4
ASUS MyLogo™
The ASUS MyLogo™ utility lets you customize the boot logo. The boot logo
is the image that appears on screen during the Power-On Self-Tests
(POST). The ASUS MyLogo™ is automatically installed when you install the
A S U S U p d a t e utility from the support CD. See section “3.3.2 Utilities
menu” for details.
•
Before using the ASUS MyLogo™, use the AFUDOS BIOS Flash utility
to make a copy of your original BIOS file, or obtain the latest BIOS
version from the ASUS website. See section “5.1.3 AFUDOS utility.”
•
Make sure that the BIOS item F u l l S c r e e n L o g o is set to
[Enabled] if you wish to use ASUS MyLogo2. See section “5.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration”.
•
You can create your own boot logo image in GIF, JPG, or BMP file
formats.
To launch the ASUS MyLogo™:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Launch the ASUS Update utility. Refer to section “3.4.3 ASUS Update
utility” for details.
Select O p t i o n s from the drop down menu, then click N e x tt.
Check the option L a u n c h M y L o g o t o r e p l a c e s y s t e m b o o t
logo before flashing BIOS
S, then click N e x tt.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m a f i l e from the drop down menu, then
click N e x tt.
When prompted, locate the new
BIOS file, then click N e x tt. The
ASUS MyLogo window appears.
From the left window pane, select
the folder that contains the image
you intend to use as your boot
logo.
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7.
When the logo images appear on
the right window pane, select an
image to enlarge by clicking on it.
8.
Adjust the boot image to your
desired size by selecting a value
on the R a t i o box.
9.
When the screen returns to the ASUS Update utility, flash the original
BIOS to load the new boot logo.
10. After flashing the BIOS, restart the computer to display the new boot
logo during POST.
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3.4.5
Using the Wireless LAN module
•
The wireless LAN module is an optional item.
•
For detailed information on using the Wireless LAN module, view/
download the RTL8187 Wireless LAN User’s Manual on the
motherboard support CD.
The wireless IEEE 802.11 b/g LAN module is installed on the rear panel.
See page 2-15 for details on how to install the module.
Wi-Fi antenna
The wireless LAN port on the module accommodates a moveable
omni-directional dual-band antenna to maximize your wireless coverage.
To install the antenna:
1.
Locate the wireless LAN antenna port on the rear panel.
2.
Connect the antenna twist-on connector (female) to the wireless LAN
antenna port (male).
3.
Place the antenna at an elevated location to enhance your wireless
coverage.
•
Do not place the antenna under your table or in a closed
compartment.
•
The speed of wireless transmission decreases as you move farther
from the access point. To achieve faster data transmission, minimize
the distance between the antenna and the access point
(Infrastructure mode) or other wireless device.
Operating range
The operating range is dependent on the operating environment. Every
home or office layout varies in obstacles, barriers, or wall types that could
reflect or absorb radio signals. For example, two wireless devices in an open
space can achieve an operating distance of up to 200 ft, while the same
devices can only achieve up to 80 ft when used indoors.
By default, the device automatically adjusts the data rate to maintain an
operational wireless transmission. Therefore, a wireless device that is close
to the access point may operate at higher speeds while a wireless device
far from the access point may operate at lower speeds.
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Driver installation
If you are using a Windows® operating system, your computer
auto-detects the wireless LAN module during start-up and displays an
A d d N e w H a r d w a r e W i z a r d window. Click C a n c e l then proceed
with the following instructions.
To install the wireless LAN driver:
1.
Place the WiFi-TV card support
CD into the optical drive.
2.
The CD automatically displays
the Drivers menu.
Click R e a l t e k R T L 8 1 8 7
W i r e l e s s E t h e r n e t D r i v e rr.
3.
4.
The R e a l t e k R T L 8 1 8 7
Wireless Network Driver
a n d U t i l i t y installation
window appears.
Click N e x tt.
4.
Follow succeeding screen
instructions to complete
installation.
6.
When finished, restart your
computer.
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Network setup
You can use the wireless LAN module in various wireless network
configurations. After installing the wireless LAN adapter drivers to your
computer, select the most appropriate configuration for your home or
office wireless network.
To set up a wireless network:
1.
Launch the Realtek RTL8187 Wireless Network Driver and
Utility by double-clicking the icon on your desktop.
2.
The W i r e l e s s L A N
U t i l i t y - R t W L A N opens.
Click the W i - S e t item.
3.
Select the Operation Mode.
S t a t i o n allows you to
connect to a wireless network.
A P allows you to set up a
wireless network.
Follow succeeding screen
instructions and key in values
for the required parameters.
4.
Click F i n i s h to complete
setup.
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Configuration options
Below are some of the wireless network configurations that you can use for
your wireless LAN module.
The following descriptions are for reference only and may not exactly
match your actual network configuration.
Ad-hoc mode
When in A d - h o c mode, the wireless LAN module connects to another
wireless device (also called a s t a t i o n
n) within its operating range. Select
this configuration when no access point (AP) is present in your wireless
network.
Infrastructure mode
In I n f r a s t r u c t u r e mode, the wireless network is centered on an access
point (AP) that provides a central link for wireless clients to communicate
with each other or with a wired network.
In this setup, the wireless LAN module functions as a wireless client/station
that connects to an AP to establish connection to a wired or wireless LAN.
Software Access Point (Soft AP)
In this mode, the wireless LAN module becomes the access point that
connects wireless clients to the Internet or network printer.
Set to this mode if you are using Windows® 2000/XP/2003 Server
operating system. The Soft AP feature can support an unlimited number of
wireless clients and is ideal for homes with several computers but with only
a single Internet connection and/or one printer.
Wireless bridge (Wireless Distribution System)
In this setup, the wireless LAN module connects two or more APs while
maintaining connection to its wireless clients. The wireless bridge feature is
a cost-effective solution that integrates several wireless networks.
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This chapter gives information
about the motherboard that comes
with the system. This chapter
includes the motherboard layout,
jumper settings, and connector
locations.
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Chapter 4
4.1
Motherboard information
The barebone system comes with an ASUS motherboard. This chapter
provides technical information about the motherboard for future upgrades
or system reconfiguration.
Motherboard layout
21.8cm (8.6in)
CPU_FAN
USB12
USBPW12
USBPW34
ATX12V
EATXPWR
24.5cm (9.6in)
VGA
DDR DIMM_B1 (64 bit,184-pin module)
DDR DIMM_A1 (64 bit,184-pin module)
PARALLEL PORT
Socket 939
COM1
PRI_IDE
Top:Line In
SEC_IDE
VIA
K8M800
LAN_USB34
Center:Line Out
Below:Mic In
AGP
RTL8201CL
CHA_FAN
®
PCIEX1
BUZZER
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
SATA2
VIA
VT8251
PCI1
SB_PWR
CLRTC
SATA1
SATA4
SATA3
PCI2
ALC653
CHASSIS
PANEL
FP_AUDIO
SPDIF
AUX
4-2
FLOPPY
KBPWR
Super
I/O
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
CD
USBPW56
USBPW78
USB56
BIOS
Flash
ROM
USB78
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4.2
1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system
setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard
button cell battery powers the RAM data in the CMOS, which includes
the system setup information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the
cap on pins 2-3 for about 5-10 seconds, then move the cap back
to pins 1-2.
4. Reinstall the battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
®
CLRTC
1 2
Clear RTC RAM
Normal
(Default)
2 3
Clear CMOS
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC
jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure.
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2.
Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up
feature. Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) if you wish to wake up
the computer when you press a key on the keyboard (the default is
the Space Bar). This feature requires an ATX power supply that can
supply at least 1A on the +5VSB lead, and a corresponding setting in
the BIOS.
KBPWR
1 2
+5V
2 3
+5VSB
(Default)
®
Keyboard power setting
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3.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34,
USBPW56, USBPW78)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep
mode (CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power
mode) using the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up
from S3 and S4 sleep modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh,
power supply in reduced power mode).
The USBPWR12 and USBPWR34 jumpers are for the rear USB ports.
The USBPWR56 and USBPWR78 jumper is for the internal USB
connectors that you can connect to additional USB ports.
USBPW12
USBPW34
2 3
1 2
+5V
(Default)
USBPW56
USBPW78
®
1 2
USB device wake-up
+5VSB
+5V
(Default)
2 3
+5VSB
•
The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can
provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port; otherwise,
the system would not power up.
•
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
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4.3
Connectors
4.3.1
Rear panel connectors
Refer to section “1.3 Rear panel” for details on the rear panel connectors.
4.3.2
1.
Internal connectors
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable.
Insert one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other
end to the signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection
when using a FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
FLOPPY
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
®
PIN 1
Floppy disk drive connector
2.
4-6
IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE, SEC_IDE)
This connector is for an Ultra DMA 100/66 signal cable. The Ultra
DMA 100/66 signal cable has three connectors: a blue connector for
the primary IDE connector on the motherboard, a black connector for
an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE slave device (optical drive/hard disk drive),
and a gray connector for an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE master device (hard
disk drive). If you install two hard disk drives, you must configure the
second drive as a slave device by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer
to the hard disk documentation for the jumper settings.
•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole
on the Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion
when you connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE devices.
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PRI_IDE
®
SEC_IDE
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
PIN 1
PIN 1
IDE connectors
3.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA
hard disk drives.
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
SATA2
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
SATA1
SATA4
GND
RSATA_TXP4
RSATA_TXN4
GND
RSATA_RXP4
RSATA_RXN4
GND
®
SATA connectors
GND
RSATA_TXP3
RSATA_TXN3
GND
RSATA_RXP3
RSATA_RXN3
GND
SATA3
Important notes on Serial ATA
•
You must install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows® XP
Service Pack1 before using Serial ATA hard disk drives.
•
When using the connectors in standard IDE mode, connect the primary
(boot) hard disk drive to the SATA1 or SATA2 connector.
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4.
CPU and chassis fan connectors (3-pin CPU_FAN, CHA_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA~740 mA (8.88 W
max.) or a total of 1 A~2.22 A (26.64 W max.) at +12V. Connect the
fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that
the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors.
Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the
fan connectors!
CPU_FAN
GND
+12V
Rotation
CHA_FAN
®
GND
+12V
Rotation
Fan connectors
5.
ATX power connectors (24-pin ATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The plugs from the
power supply are designed to fit these connectors in only one
orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the
connectors completely fit.
ATX12V
GND
+12V DC
®
ATX power connectors
4-8
EATXPWR
GND
+12V DC +3 Volts
-12 Volts
Ground
PSON#
Ground
Ground
Ground
-5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
Power OK
+5V Standby
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+3 Volts
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6.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78)
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
USB+5V
USB_P6USB_P6+
GND
NC
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. These USB connectors
comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to 480 Mbps
connection speed.
®
USB78
1
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
1
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
USB56
A8V-MQ USB 2.0 connectors
7.
Internal audio connectors (4-pin CD [black], AUX [white])
Internal audio connectors
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CD
(Black)
Left Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Right Audio Channel
®
AUX
(White)
Left Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Right Audio Channel
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound
sources such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
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8.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin FP_AUDIO)
®
BLINE_OUT_L
AGND
+5VA
BLINE_OUT_R
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module
that supports AC’97 audio standard.
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
FP_AUDIO
Front audio connector
9.
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor or
switch. Connect one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch
cable to this connector. The chassis intrusion sensor or switch sends a
high-level signal to this connector when a chassis component is
removed or replaced. The signal is then generated as a chassis
intrusion event.
By default, the pins labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted
with a jumper cap. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to
use the chassis intrusion detection feature.
Chassis Signal
GND
®
+5VSB_MB
CHASSIS
(Default)
Chassis intrusion connector
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1 0 . System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
System panel connector
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
SPEAKER
IDE_LED
Reset
Ground
PWR
Ground
PANEL
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
®
PLED-
PLED+
PLED
RESET
PWRSW
* Requires an ATX power supply.
The sytem panel connector is color-coded for easy connection. Refer to
the connector description below for details.
•
•
•
•
•
System power LED (Green 3-pin PLED)
This 3-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 (Red 2-pin IDE_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD
Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes
when data is read from or written to the HDD.
System warning speaker (Orange 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.
Power/Soft-off button (Yellow 2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power
button turns the system ON or puts the system in SLEEP or SOFT-OFF
mode depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for
more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
Reset button (Blue 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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Chapter 5
BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change
system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus and describes the
BIOS parameters.
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Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
2.
ASUS
floppy
ASUS
A F U D O S (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable
disk.)
E Z F l a s h (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk during POST.)
3.
A S U S C r a s h F r e e B I O S 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable
floppy disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.)
4.
A S U S U p d a t e (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.
See section 3.4.3)
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy
disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original
motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.
5.1.1
1.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click S t a r t from the Windows® desktop, then select M y
C o m p u t e rr.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click F i l e from the menu, then select F o r m a tt. A F o r m a t 3 1 / 2
F l o p p y D i s k window appears.
e. Select C r e a t e a n M S - D O S s t a r t u p d i s k from the format
options field, then click S t a r tt.
Windows® 2000 environment
To create a set of boot disks for Windows® 2000:
a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. Insert the Windows® 2000 CD to the optical drive.
c. Click S t a r tt, then select R u n
n.
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d. From the Open field, type
D:\bootdisk\makeboot a:
assuming that D: is your optical drive.
e. Press <Enter>, then follow screen instructions to continue.
2.
Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable
floppy disk.
5.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash utility
The ASUS EZ Flash feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to
go through the long process of booting from a floppy disk and using a
DOS-based utility. The EZ Flash utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is
accessible by pressing <Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self Tests
(POST).
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard and rename the same to A 8 V M Q . R O M
M.
2.
Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk, then restart the system.
3.
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.
EZFlash starting BIOS update
Checking for floppy...
4.
Insert the floppy disk that contains the BIOS file to the floppy disk
drive. When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash performs the BIOS
update process and automatically reboots the system when done.
EZFlash starting BIOS update
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “A8VMQ.ROM”. Completed.
Start erasing.......|
Start programming...|
Flashed successfully. Rebooting.
•
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent system boot failure!
•
A “Floppy not found!” error message appears if there is no floppy
A8VMQ.ROM not found
disk in the drive. A “A
d!” error message
appears if the correct BIOS file is not found in the floppy disk. Make
sure that you rename the BIOS file to A8VMQ.ROM.
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5.1.3
AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment
using a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also
allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when
the BIOS fails or gets corrupted during the updating process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
•
Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at
least 600 KB free space to save the file.
•
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS
screen displays may not be exactly the same as shown.
1.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
2.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /o[filename]
where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than
eight alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three
alphanumeric characters for the extension name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.ROM
Main filename
3.
Extension name
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy
disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS
file.
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Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact
BIOS filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable
floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /iA8VMQ.ROM
4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iA8VMQ.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent system boot failure!
5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is
completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
A:\>afudos /iA8VMQ.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Verifying flash .. done
A:\>
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5.1.4
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 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 update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard
support CD or the floppy disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
•
Prepare the motherboard support CD or the floppy disk containing
the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
•
Make sure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the
floppy disk to A 8 V M Q . R O M
M.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the
corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “A8VMQ.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
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Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
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Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the
system.
2.
Insert the support CD to the optical drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When no floppy disk is found, the utility automatically checks the
optical drive for the original or updated BIOS file. The utility then
updates the corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
Checking for CD-ROM...
CD-ROM found!
Reading file “A8VMQ.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this
motherboard. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the
latest BIOS file.
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5.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can
update using the provided utility described in section “5.1 Managing and
updating your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup.” This section
explains how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change
the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can
enable the security password feature or change the power management
settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS
Setup program so that the computer can recognize these changes and
record them in the CMOS RAM of the firmware hub.
The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you
start up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to
run this program. Press <Del> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to
enter the Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctrl+Alt+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis.
You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this
last option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being
a menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus
and make your selections from the available options using the navigation
keys.
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•
The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most
conditions to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes
unstable after changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings
to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the L o a d
D e f a u l t S e t t i n g s item under the Exit Menu. See section “5.7 Exit
Menu.”
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference
purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your
screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for this motherboard and .
Chapter 5: BIOS setup
5.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Main
Menu bar
Advanced
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Third IDE Slave
Fourth IDE Master
Fourth IDE Slave
Configuration fields
Power
General help
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Exit
[10:55:25]
[Thu 07/21/2005]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
[ST320410A]
[ASUS CD-S520/A]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
Use [+] or [-] to
configure the System
Time.
System Information
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Sub-menu items
5.2.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Advanced
For changing the basic system configuration
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Boot
Exit
For changing the system boot configuration
For changing the advanced system settings
For selecting the exit options and loading default
settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
5.2.3
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for
that particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu
and change the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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5.2.4
Menu items
Main
The highlighted item on the menu
bar displays the specific items for
that menu. For example, selecting
M a i n shows the Main menu items.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Power
Boot
Exit
[10:55:25]
[Thu 07/21/2005]
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Primary IDE Master [ST320410A]
Primary IDE Slave
[ASUS CD-S520/A]
Secondary IDE Master[Not Detected]
Secondary IDE Slave [Not Detected]
Third IDE Master
[Not Detected]
Third IDE Slave
[Not Detected]
Fourth IDE Master
[Not Detected]
Fourth IDE Slave
[Not Detected]
The other items (Advanced,
Power, Boot, and Exit) on the
menu bar have their respective
menu items.
5.2.5
Advanced
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
System Information
Use [ENTER], [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
time.
Select Screen
Select Item
+Change Field
Tab
Select Field
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
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Main menu items
Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the item
has a sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press
<Enter>.
5.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is
user-configurable, you can change the value of the field opposite the item.
You cannot select an item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when
selected. To change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to
display a list of options. Refer to “5.2.7 Pop-up window.”
5.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with
the configuration options for that item.
5.2.8
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right
side 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.
5.2.9
General help
At the top right corner of the menu
screen is a brief description of the
selected item.
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Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in
below sections may cause system to
malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S
PCI Latency Timer
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
Palette Snooping
PCI IDE BusMaster
[No]
[64]
[Yes]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Pop-up window
Scroll bar
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5.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears,
giving you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “5.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu
screen items and how to navigate through them.
Main
Advanced
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Third IDE Slave
Fourth IDE Master
Fourth IDE Slave
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Exit
[10:55:25]
[Thu 07/21/2005]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[ST320410A]
[ASUS CD-S520/A]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
System Information
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to select
a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure the System
Time.
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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5.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
5.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
5.3.3
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[2.88M, 3.5 in.]
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5.3.4
Primary, Secondary, Third, and Fourth IDE
Master/Slave
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE
devices. There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device
item then press <Enter> to display the IDE device information.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
Primary IDE Master
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: ST320410A
Size
: 20.0GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
: 4
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-5
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
[Auto]
LBA/Large Mode
[Auto]
Block(Multi-sector Transfer) M [Auto]
PIO Mode
[Auto]
DMA Mode
[Auto]
Smart Monitoring
[Auto]
32Bit Data Transfer
[Enabled]
Select the type of
device connected to
the system.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items
(Device, Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra
DMA, and SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable.
These items show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to Auto allows automatic selection of
the appropriate IDE device type. Select CDROM if you are specifically
configuring a CD-ROM drive. Select ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device)
if your device is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive.
Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to Auto enables the LBA mode if
the device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously
formatted with LBA mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) M [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to Auto, the
data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if
the device supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled],
the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
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PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0]
[SWDMA1] [SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0]
[UDMA1] [UDMA2] [UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology monitoring
support. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.3.5
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The
BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
AMIBIOS
Version
: 0108
Build Date : 09/14/05
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+
: 1800 MHz
: 1
System Memory
Size
: 448 MB
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information.
Processor
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification.
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory.
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5.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU
and other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Main
Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Exit
Adjust system
Frequency/Voltage,etc.
Jumperfree Configuration
USB Configuration
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCI PnP
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub Screen
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
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5.4.1
JumperFree Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Config System Frequency/Voltage
CPU FSB Frequency
AGP/PCI Frequency (MHz)
PCIE Frequency (MHz)
Adjust CPU FSB
frequency.
[200 MHz]
[Auto]
[Auto]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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CPU FSB Frequency [200 MHz]
Allows you to adjust the CPU FSB frequency.
Configuration options: [200 MHz] [201 MHz] [202 MHz]... [300 MHz]
AGP/PCI Frequency (MHz) [Auto]
Allows you to set the AGP/PCI frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [66.66/33.33] [75.4/37.7] [80/40]
PCIE Frequency (MHz) [Auto]
Sets the PCI Express frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Fixed Clock]
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5.4.2
USB Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Enables 1.1 USB host
controllers.
USB Configuration
Module Version - 2.24.0-10.4
USB Devices Enabled:
None
USB 1.1 Ports Configuration
USB 2.0 Ports Enable
Legacy USB Support
Port 64/60 Emulation
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
[USB 8 Ports]
[Enable]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[HiSpeed]
[Enabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the
auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows
None.
USB 1.1 Ports Configuration [USB 8 Ports]
Allows you to choose the number of USB 1.1 ports to enable. Setting to
[Disabled] disables the USB 1.1 host controllers.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [USB 2 ports] [USB 4 ports]
[USB 6 ports] [USB 8 ports]
USB 2.0 Ports Enable [Enable]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 host controllers.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for USB devices on legacy
operating systems (OS). Setting to Auto allows the system to detect the
presence of USB devices at startup. If detected, the USB controller legacy
mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is
disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Port 64/60 Emulation [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable I/O port 60h/64h emulation support. This
item should be set to [Enabled] for complete USB keyboard legacy sypport
for non-USB aware operating systems. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
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USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to set the USB 2.0 controller mode to HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or
FullSpeed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [FullSpeed] [HiSpeed]
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off [Enabled]
Allows you to enable support for operating systems without an EHCI
hand-off feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.4.3
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
CPU Configuration
Module Version: 14.06
Physical Count: 1
Logical Count: 1
Enable/Disable Cool
N’ Quiet
AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3000+
Revision: E6
Cache L1
: 64KB
Cache L2
: 512KB
Speed
: 1800MHz
Current FSB Multiplier: 9x
Maximum FSB Multiplier: 9x
Able to Change Freq. : Yes
uCode Patch Level
: None Required
Cool N’Quiet
[Disabled]
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Update
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
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Cool ‘n’ Quiet [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet technology feature.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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5.4.4
Chipset
The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Options for NB
Advanced Chipset Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections may
cause system to malfunction.
Northbridge Configuration
AGP Bridge VIA K8M800 Configuration
Southbridge VIA VT8251 Configuration
Hypertransport Configuration
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Subscreen
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
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Northbridge Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Northbridge Chipset Configuration
Memory Configuration
ECC Configuration
Memory CLK
CAS Latency (Tcl)
RAS/CAS Delay (Trcd)
Min Active RAS (Tras)
Row Precharge Time (Trp)
RAS/RAS Delay (Trrd)
Row Cycle (Trc)
Row Refresh Cycle (Trfc)
Read Write Delay (Trwt)
Read Preamble
Asynchronous Latency
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
166 MHz
2.5
3 CLK
7 CLK
3 CLK
2 CLK
10 CLK
12 CLK
3 CLK
6.0 ns
7 ns
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Memory Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Memory Configuration
Memclock Mode
MCT Timing Mode
User Config Mode
Burst Length
MEMCLK can be set by
the code using AUTO,
or if you use LIMIT,
you can set one of the
standard values.
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[4 Beats]
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Subscreen
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
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Memclock Mode [Auto]
[Auto] allows the BIOS to set the memclock mode automatically.
[Limit] allows you to select from any of the standard values.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Limit]
The following item appears when the M e m c l o c k M o d e item is set to
[Limit].
Memclock Value [100 MHz]
Allows you to set the memclock value.
Configuration options: [100 MHz] [133 MHz] [166 MHz]
[183 MHz] [200 MHz] [216 MHz] [233 MHz] [250 MHz]
MCT Timing Mode [Auto]
[Auto] allows the BIOS to set the MCT timing mode automatically.
[Manual] allows you to set the values by yourself.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
The following items appear when the M C T T i m i n g M o d e item is set
to [Manual].
CAS Latency (CL) [2.5]
Configuration options: [2.0] [2.5] [3.0]
TRAS [8 CLK]
Configuration options: [5 CLK] [6 CLK]... [15 CLK]
TRP [4 CLK]
Configuration options: [2 CLK] [3 CLK]... [6 CLK]
TRCD [4 CLK]
Configuration options: [2 CLK] [3 CLK]... [6 CLK]
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TRRD [2T]
Configuration options: [2T] [3T] [4T]
TRC [12 T]
Configuration options: [7T] [8T] [9T]... [22T]
TRFC [24 T]
Configuration options: [9T] [10T] [11T]... [24T]
TRWT [4 CLK]
Configuration options: [1 CLK] [2 CLK]... [6 CLK]
User Config Mode [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
Burst length [4 Beats]
Sets the burst length.
Configuration options: [8 Beats] [4 Beats] [2 Beats]
ECC Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
ECC Configuration
DRAM ECC Enable
MCA DRAM ECC Logging
ECC Chip Kill
DRAM SCRUB REDIRECT
DRAM BG Scrub
L2 Cache BG Scrub
Data Cache BG Scrub
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
DRAM ECC allows
hardware to report and
correct memory errors
automatically,
maintaining system
integrity.
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Subscreen
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
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DRAM ECC Enable [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable DRAM ECC, which allows the hardware
to report and correct memory errors automatically to maintain system
integrity. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
MCA DRAM ECC Logging [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable MCA DRAM ECC logging/reporting.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ECC Chip Kill
[Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable ECC chip kill.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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DRAM SCRUB REDIRECT [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable DRAM scrub redirect, which allows
the system to correct DRAM ECC errors immediately when they
occur, even if background scrubbing is on. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
DRAM BG Scrub [Disabled]
Allows DRAM scrubbing to correct memory errors so later reads are
correct. Doing this while memory is not being used improves
performance. Configuration options: [Disabled] [40ns] [80ns]
[160ns] [320ns] [640ns] [1.28us] [2.56us] [5.12us] [10.2us]
[20.5 us] [41.0us] [81.9us] [163.8us] [327.7us] [655.4us]
[1.31ms] [2.62ms] [5.24ms] [10.49ms] [20.97ms] [42.00ms]
[84.00ms]
When AMD’s node interleave feature is enabled, the BIOS will force DRAM
scrub-off.
L2 Cache BG Scrub [Disabled]
Allows the L2 Data Cache RAM to be corrected while idle.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [40ns] [80ns] [160ns] [320ns]
[640ns] [1.28us] [2.56us] [5.12us] [10.2us] [20.5 us] [41.0us]
[81.9us] [163.8us] [327.7us] [655.4us] [1.31ms] [2.62ms]
[5.24ms] [10.49ms] [20.97ms] [42.00ms] [84.00ms]
Data Cache BG Scrub [Disabled]
Allows the L1 Data Cache RAM to be corrected while idle.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [40ns] [80ns] [160ns] [320ns]
[640ns] [1.28us] [2.56us] [5.12us] [10.2us] [20.5 us] [41.0us]
[81.9us] [163.8us] [327.7us] [655.4us] [1.31ms] [2.62ms]
[5.24ms] [10.49ms] [20.97ms] [42.00ms] [84.00ms]
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AGP Bridge VIA K8M800 Configuration
VIA K8M800 Chipset Configuration
Advanced
OnChip VGA Frame Buffer Size
Primary Graphics Adapter
VLink 8X Supported
AGP Mode
AGP Fast Write
Graphics Aperture Size
AGP 3.0 Calibration Cycle
DBI Output for AGP Trans
[64MB]
[AGP]
[Enabled]
[AGP 8X]
[Disabled]
[64MB]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Options
None
8MB
16MB
32MB
64MB
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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OnChip VGA Frame Buffer Size [64MB]
Allows you to set the frame buffer size of the onchip VGA.
Configuration options: [None] [8MB] [16MB] [32MB] [64MB]
Primary Graphics Adapter [AGP]
Allows selection of the graphics controller to use as a primary boot
device. Configuration options: [PCI] [AGP]
VLink 8X Supported [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable VLink 8X support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
AGP Mode [AGP 8X]
Allows you to set the AGP mode.
Configuration options: [AGP 8X] [AGP 4X]
AGP Fast Write [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the AGP Fast Write feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Graphics Aperture Size [64MB]
Allows you to set the graphics aperture size.
Configuration options: [256MB] [128MB] [64MB] [32MB]
AGP 3.0 Calibration Cycle [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DBI Output for AGP Trans [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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SouthBridge VIA VT8251 Configuration
VIA VT8251 South Chipset Configuration
Advanced
* Serial ATA IDE Controller
* LAN Controller
LAN BIOS Execute
OnChip AC`97 Audio
AC`97 Variable Sample Rate
[SATA]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
Options
Disabled
SATA
RAID
AHCI
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Serial ATA IDE Controller [SATA]
Allows you to set the Serial ATA mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [SATA] [RAID] [AHCI]
Serial-ATA BOOTROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Serial ATA BootROM.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The above item appears only when the S e r i a l A T A I D E C o n t r o l l e r
item is set to [RAID] or [AHCI]
LAN Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
LAN BIOS Execute [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the BIOS execute feature of the
onboard LAN. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
OnChip AC`97 Audio [Auto]
Enables or disables the AC’97 CODEC.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
AC`97 Variable Sample Rate [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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HyperTransport Configuration
BIOS Setup Utility
Advanced
LDT to AGP Lokar Frequency
LDT to AGP Lokar (Upstream)
LDT to AGP Width (Downstream)
[800 MHz]
[16 BIT]
[16 BIT]
LDT to AGP Lokar
frequency selection.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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LDT to AGP Lokar Frequency [800 MHz]
Allows you to set the LDT to AGP Lokar Frequency.
Configuration options: [200 MHz] [400 MHz] [600 MHz] [800 MHz]
LDT to AGP Lokar (Upstream) [16 BIT]
Configuration options: [8 BIT] [16 BIT]
LDT to AGP Width (Downstream) [16 BIT]
Configuration options: [8 BIT] [16 BIT]
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5.4.5
Onboard Devices Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Allows BIOS to select
Serial Port1 Base
Addresses.
Configure Win627EHF Super IO Chipset
Serial Port1 Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Parallel Port IRQ
[3F8/IRQ4]
[378]
[ECP]
[DMA3]
[IRQ7]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [2F8/IRQ3] [3F8/IRQ4] [3E8/IRQ4]
[2E8/IRQ3]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC]
Parallel Port Mode [ECP]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [Bi-directional] [EPP] [ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Appears only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to [ECP]. This item
allows you to set the Parallel Port ECP DMA.
Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
EPP Version [1.9]
Allows selection of the Parallel Port EPP version. This item appears
only when the P a r a l l e l P o r t M o d e is set to E P P
P.
Configuration options: [1.9] [1.7]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
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5.4.6
PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for
PCI/PnP devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources
for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block
for legacy ISA devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S
PCI Latency Timer
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
Palette Snooping
[No]
[64]
[Yes]
[Disabled]
IRQ-3 assigned to
IRQ-4 assigned to
IRQ-5 assigned to
IRQ-7 assigned to
IRQ-9 assigned to
IRQ-10 assigned to
IRQ-11 assigned to
IRQ-14 assigned to
IRQ-15 assigned to
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
NO: Lets the BIOS
configure all the
devices in the system.
YES: Lets the
operating system
configure Plug and
Play (PnP) devices not
required for boot if
your system has a Plug
and Play operating
system.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Plug And Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set
to [Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating
system configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device latency timer
register. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160] [192] [224] [248]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card
requests for an IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the
PCI VGA card even if requested. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the palette snooping feature informs the PCI
devices that an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the
latter can function correctly. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IRQ-xx assigned to [PCI Device]
When set to [PCI Device], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP
devices. When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA
devices. Configuration options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]
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5.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Power Management (APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display
the configuration options.
Main
Advanced
Power
Suspend Mode
Repost Video on S3 Resume
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI APIC Support
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Exit
[Auto]
[No]
[No]
[Enabled]
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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5.5.1
Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) state to be used for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]
5.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume [No]
Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
5.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support [No]
Allows you to add more tables for Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) 2.0 specifications. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
5.5.4
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) support in the Advanced Programmable Interrupt
Controller (APIC). When set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is
included in the RSDT pointer list. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
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5.5.5
APM Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Power
Power Management/APM
[Enabled]
Restore on AC Power Loss
[Power Off]
Resume On Ring
Resume On LAN
Resume On PME#
Resume On KBC
Wake-Up Key
Resume On PS/2 Mouse
Resume On RTC Alarm
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Any Key]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Options
Disabled
Enabled
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Power Management/APM [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the advanced power management feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Restore On AC Power Loss [Power Off]
When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power
loss. When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power loss.
When set to Last State, the system goes into either off or on state,
whatever the system state was before the AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Resume On Ring [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system enables the RI to generate a wake
event while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Resume On LAN [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system
through a PCI LAN or modem card. This feature requires an ATX power
supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Resume On PME# [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system enables the PME to generate a wake
event while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Resume On KBC [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Wake-Up Key [Any Key]
Allows you to use any key or a specific key on the keyboard to turn on the
system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least
1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Any Key] [Specific Key]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse
to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that
provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Resume On RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this
item is set to Enabled, the items RTC Alarm Date, RTC Alarm Hour, RTC
Alarm Minute, and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.5.6
Hardware Monitor
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Power
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
[51ºC/122.5ºF]
[41ºC/105.5ºF]
CPU Fan Speed
CPU Q-Fan Control
Chassis Fan Speed
Chassis Q-Fan Control
[3813 RPM]
[Enabled]
[N/A]
[Enabled]
VCORE Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
[ 1.320V]
[ 3.345V]
[ 5.094V]
[11.880V]
Chassis Intrude
[Disabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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CPU Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF] or [Ignored]
MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF] or [Ignored]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
motherboard and CPU temperatures. Select Disabled if you do not wish to
display the detected temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A.
CPU Q-Fan Control [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature that smartly
adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
chassis fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected
to the motherboard, the field shows N/A.
Chassis Q-Fan Control [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature that smartly
adjusts the chassis fan speed for more efficient system operation.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output
through the onboard voltage regulators.
Chassis Intrude [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the chassis intrusion function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Exit
Boot Settings
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
Specifies the Boot
Device Boot Priority
sequence.
A virtual floppy disk
drive (Floppy Drive
B:) may appear when
you set the CD-ROM
drive as the first
boot device.
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub Screen
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
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5.6.1
Boot Device Priority
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
[PM-ST320410A]
[PS-ASUS CD-S520/A]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
availabe devices.
A device enclosed in
parenthesis has been
disabled in the
corresponding menu.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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1st ~ xxth Boot Device [1st Floppy Drive]
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.
Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled]
5.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Full Screen Logo
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
Wait for ‘F1’ if Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Interrupt 19 Capture
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST)
while booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set
to [Disabled], BIOS performs all the POST items.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo™ feature.
Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when
error occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run
Setup” during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap
Interrupt 19. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.6.3
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Change
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
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Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d.
After you set a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six
letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you successfully set your
password.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a
user password.
To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password
then press <Enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS
Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “4.2 Jumpers” for information
on how to erase the RTC RAM.
After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow
you to change other security settings.
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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
[Full Access]
[Setup]
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Change
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
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User Access Level (Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
N o A c c e s s prevents user access to the Setup utility.
V i e w O n l y allows access but does not allow change to any field.
L i m i t e d allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and Time.
Full Access allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password
item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d. After you set
a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
To set a User Password:
1.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at
least six letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
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Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the
Setup utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both
when accessing Setup and booting the system.
Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
5.7
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values
for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Main
Advanced
Power
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Load Setup Defaults
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub Screen
Tab
Select Field
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
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Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the
options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the
Exit menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM.
An onboard backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even
when the PC is turned off. When you select this option, a confirmation
window appears. Select [ O k ] to save changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes,
the program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save
your changes before exiting. Press <Enter> to save the changes while
exiting.
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Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you
made to the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than
System Date, System Time, and Password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation
before exiting.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears.
Select [ O k ] to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the
parameters on the Setup menus. When you select this option or if you
press <F5>, a confirmation window appears. Select [ O k ] to load default
values. Select E x i t & S a v e C h a n g e s or make other changes before
saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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