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AT5NM10-I
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E5179
First Edition V1
December 2009
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Contents
Notices........................................................................................................... v
Safety information....................................................................................... vi
About this guide.......................................................................................... vi
AT5NM10-I specifications summary........................................................ viii
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Before you proceed...................................................................... 1-1
1.2
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 1-2
1.2.1
Motherboard layout.......................................................... 1-2
1.2.2
Layout contents................................................................ 1-2
1.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 1-3
1.4
System memory............................................................................ 1-3
1.5
1.4.1
Overview.......................................................................... 1-3
1.4.2
Memory configurations..................................................... 1-4
Expansion slot............................................................................... 1-8
1.5.1
Installing an expansion card............................................ 1-8
1.5.2
Configuring an expansion card........................................ 1-8
1.5.3
PCI slot............................................................................ 1-8
1.6
Jumpers......................................................................................... 1-9
1.7
Connectors.................................................................................. 1-11
1.8
1.7.1
Rear panel connectors....................................................1-11
1.7.2
Internal connectors........................................................ 1-12
Software support......................................................................... 1-18
1.8.1
Installing an operating system....................................... 1-18
1.8.2
Support DVD information............................................... 1-18
Chapter 2:
2.1
2.2
BIOS information
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 2-1
2.1.1
ASUS Update utility......................................................... 2-1
2.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2............................................................. 2-2
2.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS.................................................... 2-3
BIOS setup program..................................................................... 2-4
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Contents
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
Main menu..................................................................................... 2-4
2.3.1
System Time ................................................................... 2-5
2.3.2
System Date ................................................................... 2-5
2.3.3
SATA 1/2.......................................................................... 2-5
2.3.4
Storage Configuration...................................................... 2-6
2.3.5
System Information.......................................................... 2-6
Advanced menu............................................................................ 2-6
2.4.1
CPU Configuration........................................................... 2-7
2.4.2
Chipset............................................................................. 2-7
2.4.3
Onboard Devices Configuration....................................... 2-8
2.4.4
USB Configuration........................................................... 2-9
2.4.5
PCI PnP......................................................................... 2-10
Power menu................................................................................. 2-10
2.5.1
Suspend Mode............................................................... 2-10
2.5.2
ACPI 2.0 Support .......................................................... 2-10
2.5.3
ACPI APIC Support . ..................................................... 2-10
2.5.4
APM Configuration..........................................................2-11
2.5.5
Hardware Monitor...........................................................2-11
Boot menu................................................................................... 2-12
2.6.1
Boot Device Priority....................................................... 2-12
2.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration........................................... 2-12
2.6.3
Security.......................................................................... 2-13
Tools menu.................................................................................. 2-15
2.7.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2........................................................... 2-15
2.7.2
Express Gate................................................................. 2-15
2.7.3
AI NET 2........................................................................ 2-16
Exit menu..................................................................................... 2-16
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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.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required
to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department
of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at
ASUS REACH website at http://green.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin
indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in
municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol
of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal
waste.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
•
To prevent electric shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electric outlet
before relocating the system.
•
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables
for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible,
disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.
•
Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all
power cables are unplugged.
•
Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices
could interrupt the grounding circuit.
•
Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not
sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power
company.
•
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
•
Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals
that came with the package.
•
Before using the product, ensure that all cables are correctly connected and the power
cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.
•
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors,
slots, sockets and circuitry.
•
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area
where it may become wet.
•
Place the product on a stable surface.
•
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the
motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
• Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it
supports.
•
Chapter 2: BIOS information
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
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Conventions used in this guide
To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used
throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software
updates.
1.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software
products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
2.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers,
that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the
standard package.
Typography
Bold text
Italics
<Key>
<Key1>+<Key2>+<Key3>
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign means
that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or
Return key.
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+).
Example: <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<D>
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AT5NM10-I specifications summary
CPU
Chipset
Memory
Graphics
Expansion slot
Storage
Audio
LAN
USB
ASUS special features
Rear panel ports
Integrated Dual-Core Intel® Atom™ D510 processor
Intel® NM10
Single channel memory architecture
- 2 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support maximum 4GB
unbuffered non-ECC 800/667 MHz DDR2 memory
modules
* Refer to www.asus.com or this user manual for the
Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
** When you install a total memory of 4GB capacity
or more, Windows® 32-bit operating system may only
recognize less than 3GB. We recommend a maximum
of 3GB system memory if you are using a Windows®
32-bit operating system.
Integrated Atom™ D510
Maximum shared memory of 256MB
1 x PCI slot
2 x Serial ATA 3Gb/s ports
IDT73C High Definition Audio 6-channel CODEC
Realtek® RTL8112L PCIe Gigabit LAN controller
Supports up to 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports at mid-board,
4 ports at back panel)
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS MyLogo 2™
ASUS Express Gate
1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
1 x PS/2 Mouse port
1 x COM port
1 x VGA port
1 x LPT port
1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
6-channel audio I/O ports
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AT5NM10-I specifications summary
Internal connectors
BIOS features
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connector supports additional 4 USB 2.0/1.1
ports
1 x CPU fan connector
1 x Chassis fan connector
1 x Chassis intrusion connector
1 x Optical S/PDIF Out connector
1 x Speaker connector
1 x COM connector
1 x LVDS connector
2 x Serial ATA connectors
1 x System panel connector
1 x High definition front panel audio connector
1 x 24-pin EATX power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
8 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0,
SMBIOS 2.5
Accessories
1 x Serial ATA cable
1 x I/O shield
1 x User Manual
Support DVD contents
Drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Mini ITX form factor: 6.75 in x 6.75 in (17.1cm x 17.1cm)
Form Factor
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Chapter 1
Product introduction
Thank you for buying an ASUS® AT5NM10-I motherboard!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the items in
your motherboard package. Refer to page ix for the list of accessories.
If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
1.1
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change
any motherboard settings.
• Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.
• Before handling components, use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded
object or a metal object, such as the power supply case, to avoid damaging them due to
static electricity.
• Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
• Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the
bag that came with the component.
• Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power supply is
switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so may
cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, or components.
Onboard LED
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED that lights up to indicate that the system
is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode. This is a reminder that you must shut down
the system and unplug the power cable before removing or plugging in any motherboard
component. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED.
1-1
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1.2
Motherboard overview
1.2.1
Motherboard layout
Ensure that you install the motherboard into the chassis in the correct orientation. The edge
with external ports goes to the rear part of the chassis.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis.
Place four screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the
chassis. DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
1.2.2
Layout contents
Connectors/Jumpers/Slots/LED
Page
Connectors/Jumpers/Slots/LED
Page
9.
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin
CHASSIS)
1-14
1-17
10.
Internal speaker connector (4-pin
SPEAKER)
1-14
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin
ATX12V)
1-12
11.
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
1-9
4.
CPU and chassis fan connectors (3-pin
CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN)
1-15
12.
Onboard LED
1-1
5.
LVDS connector (30-pin CON1)
1-16
13.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2) 1-13
6.
System panel connector (10-1 pin F_PANEL)
1-15
14.
USB connector (10-1 pin USB56, USB78)
7.
DIMM socket
1-3
15.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT) 1-17
8.
System panel connector (10-1 pin F_PANEL)
1-16
16.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP) 1-15
1.
Keyboard/mouse power and USB device
wake-up (3-pin PS2_USBPW1-4, 3-pin USBPW5- 1-10
8)
2.
Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM2)
3.
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1.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with an onboard Dual-Core Intel® Atom™ D510 processor and a
specially designed CPU heatsink.
Ensure that the CPU fan cable is connected to the onboard CPU_FAN connector.
1.4
System memory
1.4.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline Memory Modules
(DIMM) sockets. The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets:
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Sockets
Channel A
DIMM_A1 and DIMM_A2
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1.4.2
Memory configurations
You may install 512MB, 1GB, and 2GB unbuffered non‑ECC DDR2 DIMMs into the DIMM
sockets.
• 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 the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows® OS, when you install 4GB
or more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory for the OS can be
about 3GB or less. For effective use of memory, we recommend that you do any of the
following:
-
-
Use a maximum of 3GB system memory if you are using a 32-bit Windows® OS.
Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB memory on the
motherboard.
• When you install 4GB memory on the motherboard, the memory that the system can
detect is less than 4GB.
• This motherboard does not support DIMMs made up of 256 megabits (Mb) chips or less.
AT5NM10-I Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR2-667 MHz capability
Vendor
Part No.
SS/ Chip
DS Brand
Size
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM
support
A* B*
A-Data
M2OAD5H3J4170I1C53 2048MB
DS
A-Data
AD20908A8A-3EG 30724
-
-
•
Corsair
VS1GB667D2
1024MB
DS
Corsair
MID095D62864M8CEC
-
-
•
G.SKILL
F2-5400PHU2-2GBNT
2048MB(Kit of 2)
DS
G.SKILL D2 64M8CCF 0815 C7173S
5-5-5-15
-
•
G.SKILL
F2-5300CL5D-4GBMQ
4096MB(Kit of 2)
DS
G.SKILL Heat-Sink Package
SN:8151030036559
5-5-5-15
-
•
GEIL
GX21GB5300SX
1024MB
DS
GEIL
-
3
-
•
GEIL
GX22GB5300LX
2048MB
DS
GEIL
-
5
-
•
GEIL
GX24GB5300LDC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
-
5
-
•
Kingston
KVR667D2N5/1G
(low profile)
1024MB
SS
Elpida
E1108AFSE-8E-F
5
1.8V
•
Kingston
KVR667D2N5/2G
(low profile)
2048MB
DS
Elpida
E1108AFBG-8E-F
5
1.8V
•
PSC
AL7E8F73C-6E1
1024MB
SS
PSC
A3R1GE3CFF734MAA0J
5
-
•
PSC
AL6E8E63J-6E1
512MB
SS
PSC
A3R12E3JFF717B9A00
5
-
•
PSC
AL6E8E63J-6E1
1024MB
DS
PSC
A3R12E3JFF717B9A01
5
-
•
PSC
AL8E8F73C-6E1
2048MB
DS
PSC
A3R1GE3CFF733MAA00
5
-
•
SAMSUNG
M378T5263AZ3-CE6
4096MB
DS
K4T2G084QA-HCE6
-
-
•
Transcend
JM667QLJ-1G
1024MB
DS
Elpida
E5108AJBG-6E-E
5
-
•
Transcend
JM667QLU-2G
2048MB
DS
Transced TQ243PCF8T0834
5
-
•
Twinmos
8D-A3JK5MPETP
512MB
SS
PSC
A3R12E3GEF633ACAOY
5
-
•
ASINT
SLY2128M8-J6E
1024MB
SS
ASINT
DDRII1208-6E 8115
-
-
•
ASINT
SLX264M8-J6E
512MB
SS
ASINT
DDRII6408-6E
-
-
•
Century
CENTURY 512MB
512MB
SS
Hynix
HY5PS12821AFP-Y5
-
-
•
Century
CENTURY 512MB
512MB
SS
Nanya
NT5TU64M8AE-3C
-
-
•
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DDR2-667 MHz capability
Vendor
Part No.
SS/ Chip
DS Brand
Size
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM
support
A* B*
Century
CENTURY 1G
1024MB
DS
Hynix
HY5PS12821AFP-Y5
-
-
Century
CENTURY 1G
1024MB
DS
Nanya
NT5TU64M8AE-3C
-
-
•
•
KINGBOX
512MB 667MHz
512MB
SS
EPD264082200-4
-
-
•
KINGBOX
DDRII 1G 667MHz
1024MB
DS
EPD264082200-4
-
-
•
MDT
MDT 1024MB
1024MB
DS
MDT
18D51280D-30646E
4
-
•
MDT
DDRII 512 PC667
512MB
DS
MDT
18D51201D-30726E
4
-
•
TAKEMS
TMS51B264C081665AP
512MB
SS
takeMS
MS18T51280-3S0627D
5
-
•
TAKEMS
TMS51B264C081665QI
512MB
SS
takeMS
MS18T51280-3
5
-
•
TAKEMS
TMS1GB264C081665AE
1024MB
DS
takeMS
MS18T51280-3SEA07100
5
-
•
TAKEMS
TMS1GB264C081665AP
1024MB
DS
takeMS
MS18T51280-3SP0717A
5
-
•
TAKEMS
TMS1GB264C081665QI
1024MB
DS
takeMS
MS18T51280-3
5
-
•
UMAX
D46701GP3-63BJU
1024MB
DS
UMAX
U2S12D30YP-6E
-
-
•
UMAX
D46702GP0-73BCU
2048MB
DS
UMAX
U2S24D30TP-6E
5
-
•
DDR2-800 MHz capability
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip
DS Brand
Chip NO.
DIMM
Timing Voltage support
A* B*
A-Data
AD2800E001GOU
2048MB(Kit of 2)
SS
-
-
4-4-4-12
2.0~2.1V
•
•
A-Data
M2GVD6G314170Q1E58
1024MB
DS
V-Data
VD29608A8A-25EG80813
-
-
•
•
A-Data
AD2800002GMU
2048MB
DS
Hynix
-
-
-
•
•
A-Data
AD2800E002GOU
4096MB(Kit of 2)
DS
-
-
4-4-4-12
1.9~2.1V
•
•
Corsair
XMS2-6400
1024MB
DS
Corsair
-
4
-
•
•
Corsair
XMS2-6400
1024MB
DS
Corsair
-
5
-
•
•
Corsair
CM2X2048-6400C5DHX
4096MB(Kit of 2)
DS
-
-
5
-
•
•
Corsair
CM2X2048-6400C5
4096MB(Kit of 2)
DS
-
-
5
-
•
•
Crucial
BL12864AL80A.8FE5(EPP)
2048MB(kit of 2)
SS
-
-
4-4-4-12
-
•
•
Crucial
BL25664AL80A.16FE5(EPP)
4096MB(kit of 2)
DS
-
-
4-4-4-12
-
•
•
Crucial
BL25664AR80A.16FE5(EPP)
4096MB(kit of 2)
DS
-
-
4-4-4-12
-
•
•
G.SkiLL
F2-6400PHU2-2GBNR
1024MB
SS
-
-
5-5-5-15
1.9-2.0V
•
•
G.SKILL
F2-6400CL5D-1GBNQ
512MB
SS
G.SKILL
Heat-Sink Package
SN:8151030036642
5-5-5-15
-
•
•
G.SKILL
F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK
1024MB
DS
G.SKILL
-
4
-
•
•
G.SKILL
F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ
1024MB
DS
G.SKILL
-
5
-
•
•
G.SKILL
F2-6400CL4D-4GBPK
2048MB
DS
G.SKILL
-
4
-
•
•
G.SKILL
F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
2048MB
DS
G.SKILL
-
5
-
•
•
G.SkiLL
F2-6400CL6D-4GBMQ
4096MB(Kit of 2 )
DS
-
-
6-6-6-18
1.8-1.9V
•
•
G.SKILL
F2-6400CL6Q-16GMQ
4096MB
DS
-
-
5
-
•
•
GEIL
GB22GB6400C4DC
1024MB
DS
GEIL
GL2L64M088BA30EB
5
-
•
•
GEIL
GB22GB6400C5DC
1024MB
DS
GEIL
GL2L64M088BA30EB
5
-
•
•
GEIL
GB24GB6400C4QC
1024MB
DS
GEIL
GL2L64M088BA30EB
4
-
•
•
GEIL
GB24GB6400C5QC
1024MB
DS
GEIL
GL2L64M088BA30EB
5
-
•
•
GEIL
GE22GB800C4DC
1024MB
DS
GEIL
-
4
-
•
•
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DDR2-800 MHz capability
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip
DS Brand
Chip NO.
DIMM
Timing Voltage support
A* B*
GEIL
GE22GB800C5DC
1024MB
DS
GEIL
-
5
-
•
•
GEIL
GE24GB800C4QC
1024MB
DS
GEIL
-
4
-
•
•
GEIL
GE24GB800C5QC
1024MB
DS
GEIL
-
5
-
•
•
GEIL
GX22GB6400DC
1024MB
DS
GEIL
-
5
1.8V
•
•
GEIL
GX22GB6400UDC
1024MB
DS
GEIL
-
4
-
•
•
GEIL
GB24GB6400C4DC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
-
5
-
•
•
GEIL
GB24GB6400C5DC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
GL2L128M88BA25AB
5
-
•
•
GEIL
GB28GB6400C4QC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
GL2L128M88BA25AB
4
-
•
•
GEIL
GB28GB6400C5QC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
GL2L128M88BA25AB
5
-
•
•
GEIL
GE24GB800C4DC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
-
4
-
•
•
GEIL
GE24GB800C5DC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
-
5
-
•
•
GEIL
GE28GB800C4QC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
-
4
-
•
•
GEIL
GE28GB800C5QC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
-
5
-
•
•
GEIL
GX22GB6400C4USC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
-
4
-
•
•
GEIL
GX22GB6400LX
2048MB
DS
GEIL
-
5
-
•
•
GEIL
GX24GB6400DC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
-
5
-
•
•
Kingmax
KLDD48F-B8KU5 NGES
1024MB
SS
Kingmax
KKB8FNUBF-DNX-25A
-
-
•
•
Kingmax
KLDE88F-B8KU5 NHES
2048MB
DS
Kingmax
KKB8FNUBF-DNX-25A
-
-
•
•
Kingston
KVR800D2N5/1G(矮版)
1024MB
SS
Elpida
E1108AFSE-8E-F
5
1.8V
•
•
Kingston
KVR800D2N6/1G(矮版)
1024MB
SS
Elpida
E1108AFBG-8E-F
6
1.8V
•
•
Kingston
KHX6400D2K2/2G
2048MB(Kit of 2)
DS
-
-
5-5-5-15
2.0V
•
•
Kingston
KVR800D2N5/2G(矮版)
2048MB
DS
Kingston
D1288TEFCGL25U
5
1.8V
•
•
Kingston
KVR800D2N6/2G(矮版)
2048MB
DS
Samsung
K4T1G084QE
6
1.8V
•
•
Kingston
KVR800D2N6/4G
4096MB
DS
Elpida
E2108ABSE-8G-E
6
1.8V
•
•
OCZ
OCZ2G800R22GK
1024MB
DS
OCZ
-
4-5-5-15
2.0V
•
•
OCZ
OCZ2P800R22GK
1024MB
DS
OCZ
-
4-4-4-15
1.9
- 2.1 V
•
•
OCZ
OCZ2RPR8002GK
1024MB
DS
OCZ
-
4-4-4-15
2.1V
•
•
OCZ
OCZ2VU8004GK
1024MB
DS
OCZ
-
5-6-6-18
1.8V
•
•
OCZ
OCZ2SE8002GK
2048MB(Kit of 2)
DS
-
-
5-5-5-15
1.8V
•
•
OCZ
OCZ2F8004GK(EPP)
2048MB
DS
-
-
5-4-4-18
2.1V
•
•
OCZ
OCZ2P8004GK
4096MB(Kit of 2)
DS
-
-
5-4-4-15
2.1v
•
•
OCZ
OCZ2VU8004GK
4096MB(Kit of 2)
DS
-
-
5-6-6-18
1.8V
•
•
PSC
AL7E8F73C-8E1
1024MB
SS
PSC
A3R1GE3CFF734MAA0E
5
-
•
•
PSC
AL7E8G73F-8E1
1024MB
SS
PSC
P3R1GE3FGF850MAC19
-
-
•
•
PSC
AL8E8F73C-8E1
2048MB
DS
PSC
A3R1GE3CFF734MAA0E
5
-
•
•
PSC
AL8E8G73F-8E1
2048MB
DS
PSC
P3R1GE3FGF850MAC19
-
-
•
•
PSC
PL8E8F73C-8E1
2048MB
DS
PSC
SHG772-AA3G
5
-
•
•
PSC
PL8E8G73E-8E1
2048MB
DS
PSC
XCP271A3G-A
5
-
•
•
SAMSUNG
M378T2863EHS-CF7
1024MB
SS
Samsung
K4T1G084QE
-
-
•
•
SAMSUNG
M378T2863QZS-CF7
1024MB
SS
Qimonda
K4T1G084QQ-HCF7
6
-
•
•
SAMSUNG
M378T6553GZS-CF7
512MB
SS
Qimonda
K4T51083QG-HCF7
6
-
•
•
SAMSUNG
M378T2953GZ3-CF7
1024MB
DS
Samsung
K4T51083QG
-
-
•
•
SAMSUNG
M378T2953GZ3-CF7
1024MB
DS
Samsung
K4T51083QG-HCF7
6
-
•
•
SAMSUNG
M37875663QZ3-CF7
2048MB
DS
Samsung
K4T1G084QQ-HCF7
6
-
•
•
SAMSUNG
M378T5263AZ3-CF7
4096MB
DS
Samsung
K4T2G084QA-HCF7
-
-
•
•
Super
Talent
T800UB1GC4
1024MB
DS
Super
Talent
-
4
1.8V
•
•
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DDR2-800 MHz capability
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip
DS Brand
Chip NO.
DIMM
Timing Voltage support
A* B*
Transcend
TS128MLQ64V8U
1024MB
SS
ELPIDA
E1108ACBG-8E-E
5
-
•
•
Transcend
TS64MLQ64V8J
512MB
SS
Micron
7HD22 D9GMH
5
-
•
•
Transcend
JM800QLJ-1G
1024MB
DS
Transced
TQ123PJF8F0801
5
-
•
•
Transcend
JM800QLJ-1G
1024MB
DS
Transcend TQ123YBF8 T0747
5
-
•
•
Transcend
TS128MLQ64V8J
1024MB
DS
Mircon
7HD22D9GMH
5
-
•
•
Transcend
JM800QLU-2G
2048MB
DS
Transced
TQ243PCF8
5
-
•
•
Transcend
TS256MLQ64V8U
2048MB
DS
Elpida
E1108ACBG-8E-E
5
-
•
•
ASINT
SLY2128M8-JGE
1024MB
SS
ASINT
DDRII1208-GE 8115
-
-
•
•
ASINT
SLZ2128M8-JGE
2048MB
DS
ASINT
DDRII1208-GE 8115
-
-
•
•
Century
28V0H8
1024MB
DS
Hynix
HY5PS12821CFP-S5
5
-
•
•
Elixir
M2Y1G64TU88D5B-AC
0828.GS
1024MB
SS
Elixir
N2TU16800E-AC
-
-
•
•
Elixir
M2Y2G64TU8HD5B-AC
0826.SG
2048MB
DS
Elixir
N2TUG80DE-AC
-
-
•
•
Kingtiger
M9CA0Y6109
1024MB
DS
Hynix
HY5PS12821C FP-S5
-
-
•
•
Kingtiger
KTG2G800PG2
2048MB
DS
-
-
-
-
•
•
Kingtiger
M9CA0X8793
2048MB
DS
Hynix
HY5PS1G831C FP-S6
-
-
•
•
Kingtiger
KTG2RX16P ST-01
4096MB(Kit of 2 )
DS
-
-
5-5-5-15
1.9V
•
•
M&S
M2U800-2GBJ
1024MB
SS
X&S
MSD2128M8PT
-
-
•
•
M&S
M2U800-2GBJ
2048MB
DS
X&S
MSD2128M8PT
-
-
•
•
MDT
MDT 512MB
512MB
SS
MDT
18D51280D-2.50726F
5
-
•
•
MDT
MDT 1024MB
1024MB
DS
MDT
18D51280D-2.50726E
5
-
•
•
PATRIOT
PDC24G6400ELK
4096MB(Kit of 2 )
DS
-
-
5-5-5-12
2.0V
•
•
TAKEMS
TMS1GB264D082-805EE
1024MB
SS
TAKEMS
WS18T1G80-205 E0905
5
-
•
•
TAKEMS
TMS51B264C081-805EP
512MB
SS
takeMS
MS18T51280-2.5P0710
5
-
•
•
TAKEMS
TMS1GB264C081-804EE
1024MB
DS
TAKEMS
-
4-4-4-12
-
•
•
TAKEMS
TMS1GB264C081-805EP
1024MB
DS
takeMS
MS18T51280-2.5P0716
5
-
•
•
TAKEMS
TMS2GB264D081-805KE
2048MB
DS
TAKEMS
MS18T1G80-205 E0907
5
-
•
•
UMAX
D48001GP3-63BJU
1024MB
DS
UMAX
U2S12D30TP-8E
-
-
•
•
UMAX
D48002GP0-73BCU
2048MB
DS
UMAX
U2S24D30TP-8E
5
-
•
•
V-Data
M2GVD6G3H3160Q1E52
512MB
SS
V-Data
VD29608A8A-25EG20813
-
-
•
•
V-Data
M2XSSKG3147C1L1C5Z
1024MB
DS
Samsung
K4T51083QE
-
-
•
•
V-Data
M2XHYKH3J47CC01E5Z
2048MB
DS
Hynix
H5PS1G83EFRS6C 852AK
-
-
•
•
SS: Single-sided / DS: Double-sided
DIMM support:
• A*: Supports one module inserted into either slot.
• B*: Supports one pair of modules inserted into both the slots.
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the latest QVL.
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1.5
Expansion slot
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following sub‑sections describe
the slot and the expansion cards that it supports.
Unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do so may
cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
1.5.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with it and
make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
2.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis).
3.
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw for later
use.
4.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely
seated on the slot.
5.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
6.
Replace the system cover.
1.5.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See Chapter 2 for
information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
1.5.3
PCI slot
The PCI slot supports cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and other cards that
comply with PCI specifications.
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1.6
1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. You can
clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing
the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in
CMOS, which include system setup information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on pins 2-3
for about 5-10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.
3. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
4. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to re-enter
data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default
position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and move the jumper again to
clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After clearing the CMOS, reinstall the battery.
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2.
Keyboard/mouse power (3-pin PS2_USBPW1-4)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard/mouse and USB port 1-4 wake-up
feature. When you set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB), you can wake up the computer by
pressing a key on the keyboard (the default is the Space Bar), clicking the mouse or using
a USB device. This feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A on the
+5VSB lead, and a corresponding setting in the BIOS. The USBPW1-4 jumper is for the rear
USB ports.
2 3
2
1
AT5NM10-I
PS2_USBPW1-4
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
AT5NM10-I Keyboard Power Setting
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply capability (+5VSB) whether under
normal condition or in sleep mode.
3. USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW5-8)
Set this jumper 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 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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1.7
Connectors
1.7.1
Rear panel connectors
1.
PS/2 Mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
2.
Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner, or other devices.
3.
LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN)
through a network hub. Refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications.
LAN port LED indications
ACT/LINK LED
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
SPEED LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
OFF
No link
OFF
10 Mbps connection
ORANGE
Linked
ORANGE
100 Mbps connection
BLINKING
Data activity
GREEN
1 Gbps connection
LAN port
4.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects to the tape, CD, DVD player, or other
audio sources.
5.
Line Out port (lime). This port connects to a headphone or a speaker.
In the 4-channel and 6-channel configurations, the function of this port becomes Front
Speaker Out.
6.
Microphone port (pink). This port connects to a microphone.
Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in 2, 4, or
6-channel configuration.
7.
Port
Headset 2-channel
4-channel
6-channel
Light Blue
Line In
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Mic In
Bass/Center
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for
USB 2.0 devices.
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8.
USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for
USB 2.0 devices.
9.
Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) port. This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor or other
VGA-compatible devices.
• This motherboard supports VGA and LVDS display devices. In Single Display mode,
use the hot keys to switch between VGA to LVDS device or vice versa. By default, press
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<F1> to switch to VGA device and press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<F3> to switch
to LVDS device. To set your preferred hot keys, double-click
from the Windows
notification area and select Hot Keys.
• Before removing the current display device, connect the display device that you want to
use, then press the hot keys to switch to that device.
10. COM port. This 9-pin COM1 port is for pointing devices or other serial devices.
11.
PS/2 Keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
1.7.2
1.
Internal connectors
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs are
designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper orientation and
push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
• We recommend that you use an ATX 12V Specification 2.0‑compliant power supply unit
(PSU) with a 450W or lower power rating. This PSU type has 24-pin and 4-pin power
plugs.
• If you intend to use a PSU with 20-pin and 4-pin power plugs, ensure that the 20-pin
power plug can provide at least 15 A on +12 V and that the PSU has a power rating of
450W or lower. The system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is
inadequate.
• DO NOT forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12V power plug. Otherwise, the system will
not boot up.
• If you are uncertain about the minimum power supply requirement for your system,
refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at http://support.asus.
com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us for details.
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2.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard disk
drives and optical disk drives. The Serial ATA 3Gb/s is backward compatible with the
Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s specification. The data transfer rate of the Serial ATA 3Gb/s is faster
than the standard parallel ATA (133 MB/s).
Install the Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or later versions before using Serial ATA.
3.
USB connector (10-1 pin USB56, USB78)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to this
connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
This USB connector complys with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to 480 Mbps
connection speed.
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connector. Doing so will damage the motherboard!
The USB module cable is purchased separately.
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4.
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 pin 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.
5.
Internal speaker connector (4-pin SPEAKER)
The 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker
allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
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6.
CPU and chassis fan connectors (3-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN)
Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
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!
7.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports
either HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of the front panel
audio I/O module cable to this connector.
We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector
to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability.
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8.
System panel connector (10-1 pin F_PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
•
System power LED (2-pin PLED)
•
This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis power LED
cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system
power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin HD_LED)
•
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity LED cable
to this connector. The HD LED lights up or flashes when data is read from or written to
the HDD.
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRBTN)
•
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 (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without
turning off the system power.
9.
LVDS connector (30-pin CON1)
This connector is for a LCD monitor that supports Low-voltage differential signaling
(LVDS) interface.
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10. Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM2)
The connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module cable to the
connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
The serial port bracket (COM2) is purchased separately.
11.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
SPDIFOUT
GND
+5V
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port. Connect
the S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis.
AT5NM10-I Digital audio connector
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
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1.8
Software support
1.8.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® XP/Vista/7 Operating Systems (OS). Always install the
latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize the features of your hardware.
• Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Refer to your OS documentation for
detailed information.
• Ensure that you install Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later versions / Windows® Vista
Service Pack 1 or later versions before installing the drivers for better compatibility and
system stability.
1.8.2
Support DVD information
The Support DVD that comes with the motherboard package contains the drivers, software
applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard features.
The contents of the Support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the
ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.
To run the Support DVD
Place the Support DVD to the optical drive. The DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu
if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
The following screen is for reference only.
Click an icon to
display Support DVD/
motherboard information
Click an item to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the Support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the DVD.
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Chapter 2
BIOS information
2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a USB flash disk in case you need to
restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update
utility.
2.1.1
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard
BIOS in Windows® environment.
• ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet
Service Provider (ISP).
• This utility is available in the support DVD that comes with the motherboard package.
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
Place the support DVD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click ASUS Update.
3.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS:
1.
2.
From the Windows® desktop, click Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate >
ASUSUpdate to launch the ASUS Update utility.
From the dropdown list, select any of the updating process:
Updating from the Internet
a.
Select Update BIOS from the Internet, then click Next.
b.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest you to avoid network traffic, or click Auto Select then click Next.
c.
From the FTP site, select the BIOS version that you wish to download then click Next.
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The ASUS Update utility is capable of updating itself through the Internet. Always update
the utility to avail all its features.
Updating from a BIOS file
a.
Select Update BIOS from a file, then click Next.
b.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open window, then click Open.
3.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the updating process.
2.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without using an OS‑based
utility.
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website at
www.asus.com.
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port, then launch
EZ Flash 2 in any of these two ways:
•
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST.
•
Enter the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tools menu to select EZ Flash 2 and press <Enter> to enable it.
Press <Tab> to switch between drives until the correct BIOS file is found.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.38
FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L8005
Current ROM
BOARD: AT5NM10-I
VER: 0206 (H:00 B:02)
DATE: 11/02/2009
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: A:\
A:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
2.
[Tab] Switch
[B] Backup
[V] Drive Info
[ESC] Exit
When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash 2 performs the BIOS update process
and automatically reboots the system when done.
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• This function supports USB flash disks with FAT 32/16 format and single partition only.
• DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot
failure!
2.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file
when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can restore a corrupted BIOS
file using the motherboard support DVD or a removable device that contains the updated
BIOS file.
• Before using this utility, rename the BIOS file in the removable device into
AT5NM10I.ROM.
• The BIOS file in the support DVD may not be the latest version. Download the latest
BIOS file from the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
• The removable device that ASUS CrashFree BIOS support vary with motherboard
models. For motherboards without the floppy connector, prepare a USB flash disk before
using this utility.
Recovering the BIOS
To recover the BIOS:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the support DVD to the optical drive or the removable device that contains the
BIOS file to the USB port or to the floppy disk drive, if supported.
3.
The utility automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file. When found, the utility
reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted BIOS file.
4.
Turn off the system after the utility completes the updating process and turn on again.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause
system boot failure!
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select
the Load Setup Defaults item under the Exit menu. Refer to section 2.8 Exit menu for
details.
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2.2
BIOS setup program
Use the BIOS Setup program to update the BIOS or configure its parameters. The BIOS
screens include navigation keys and brief online help to guide you in using the BIOS Setup
program.
Entering BIOS Setup at startup
To enter BIOS Setup at startup:
• Press <Delete> during the Power-On Self Test (POST). If you do not press <Delete>,
POST continues with its routines.
Entering BIOS Setup after POST
To enter BIOS Setup after POST:
• Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> simultaneously.
•
Press the reset button on the system chassis.
•
Press the power button to turn the system off then back on. Do this option only if you
failed to enter BIOS Setup using the first two options.
Using the power button, reset button, or the <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> keys to force reset from
a running operating system can cause damage to your data or system. We recommend to
always shut down the system properly from the operating system.
• The 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
Load Setups Default item under the Exit Menu. See section 2.8 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 at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard.
2.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears, giving you an
overview of the basic system information.
Main
Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
System Time
System Date
SATA 1
SATA 2
[00:31:48]
[Sat 01/12/2002]
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to select
a field.
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
Storage Configuration
System Information
+-
Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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2.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
2.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
2.3.3
SATA 1/2
Allows you to set the system time.
Allows you to set the system date.
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. There
is a separate sub-menu for each SATA device. Select a device item then press <Enter> to
display the SATA device information.
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 Not Detected if no Serial ATA device is
installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of SATA drive. Setting to Auto allows automatic selection of the appropriate
SATA 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) Mode [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]
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]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.3.4
Storage Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the SATA devices
installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter> if you want to configure the item.
Configure SATA as [IDE]
Sets the configuration for the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge chip.
Configuration options: [IDE] [AHCI] [Disabled]
SATA Run Mode Configuration [Compatible]
Sets the SATA run mode configuration. Configuration options: [Compatible] [Enhanced]
2.3.5
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The BIOS
automatically detects the items in this menu.
BIOS Information
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information.
Processor
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification.
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory.
2.4
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
Tools
Exit
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
USB Configuration
PCIPnP
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2.4.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically
detects.
Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
Allows you to determine whether to limit CPUID maximum value. Set this item to [Disabled]
for Windows XP operating system; set this item to [Enabled] for legacy operating system
such as Windows NT4.0. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Execute-Disable Bit Capability [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the No-Execution Page Protection Technology. Setting this
item to [Disabled] forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero (0). Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hyper Threading Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel® Hyper Threading technology. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
2.4.2
Chipset
The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
North Bridge Configuration
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the DDR2 operating frequency. Configuration options: [Auto] [667MHz]
[800MHz]
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable configuring the DRAM Timing by SPD.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Initiate Graphic Adapter [IGD]
Allows you to decide which graphics controller to use as the primary boot device.
Configuration options: [IGD] [PCI/IGD]
Internal Graphics Mode Select [Enabled, 8MB]
Sets the IGD graphics mode.
Configuration options: [Enabled, 4MB] [Enabled, 8MB]
Video Function Configruation
DVMT Mode Select [DVMT Mode]
Allows you to select the DVMT mode. Configuration options: [DVMT Mode]
DVMT/FIXED Memory [256MB]
Configuration options: [128MB] [256MB] [Maximum DVMT]
South Bridge Configuration
Audio Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the audio controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.4.3
Onboard Devices Configuration
Onboard LAN [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the boot ROM in the onboard LAN controller. This item
appears only when the Onboard LAN item is set to Enabled. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Serial Port1 Mode [Normal]
Allows you to set the Serial Port1 mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [IrDA] [ASK IR]
Serial Port2 Address [2F8/IRQ3]
Allows you to select the Serial Port2 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [2F8/IRQ3] [2E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Serial Port2 Mode [Normal]
Allows you to set the Serial Port2 mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [IrDA] [ASK IR]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses. Configuration options: [Disabled] [378]
[278] [3BC]
Parallel Port Mode [SSP]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode.
Configuration options: [SSP] [EPP] [ECP] [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]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Allows you to select parallel port IRQ. Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
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2.4.4
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the auto-detected values. If no
USB device is detected, the item shows None.
USB Functions [Enabled]
Allows you to disable or enable the USB functions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable USB 2.0 controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for Legacy USB storage devices, including USB flash
drives and USB hard drives. 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]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480Mbps) or Full Speed
(12Mbps). Configuration options: [FullSpeed] [HiSpeed]
The following items may only appear when a USB storage device is plugged.
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
USB Mass Storage Reset Delay [20 Sec]
Allows you to set the maximum time that the BIOS waits for the USB storage device to
initialize. Configuration options: [10 Sec] [20 Sec] [30 Sec] [40 Sec]
Emulation Type [Auto]
Allows you to select the emulation type. Configuration options: [Auto] [Floppy] [Forced
FDD] [Hard Disk] [CDROM]
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2.4.5
PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP devices.
The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA
devices, and setting the memory size block for legacy ISA devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items. Incorrect field values
can cause the system to malfunction.
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]
2.5
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
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI APIC Support
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
[S3 only]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
2.5.1
Suspend Mode [S3 Only]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) state to be used
for system suspend. Configuration option: [S3 Only]
[S3 Only] - Enables the system to enter the ACPI S3 (Suspend to RAM) sleep state
(default). In S3 sleep state, the system appears to be off and consumes less power
than in the S1 state. When signaled by a wake-up device or event, the system resumes
to its working state exactly where it was left off.
2.5.2
ACPI 2.0 Support [Enabled]
2.5.3
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to add more tables for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) 2.0
specifications. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
support in the Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). When set to Enabled, the ACPI
APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.5.4
APM Configuration
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]
Power On By 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]
Power On By Ring [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RI to generate a wake event.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PME [Disabled]
Enables or disables PME wake from sleep states. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to use specific keys on the keyboard to turn on the system. This feature requires
an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Space Bar] [Power Key] [Ctrl-Esc]
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]
2.5.5
Hardware Monitor
CPU/MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF] or [Ignored]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU/motherboard
temperature. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the detected temperatures.
CPU/Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU/chassis fan
speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the field
shows N/A. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the detected speed.
VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage [xxxV] or [Ignored]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard
voltage regulators.
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2.6
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
Tools
Exit
Boot Settings
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
2.6.1
Specifies the Boot
Device Priority
sequence.
A virtual floppy disk
drive (Floppy Drive B:)
may appear when you set
the CD-ROM drive as the
first boot device.
Boot Device Priority
1st ~ xxth Boot Device
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: [Removable Dev.] [Hard Drive]
[ATAPI CD-ROM] [Disabled]
• To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo appears.
• To access Windows® OS in Safe Mode, do any of the following:
•
Press <F5> when ASUS Logo appears.
•
Press <F8> after POST.
2.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration
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]
This 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 MyLogo2™ feature.
AddOn 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]
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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]
2.6.3
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor Password item
on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a password, this item
shows Installed.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
On the password box, key in a password containing up to six letters or numbers, or
both, 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 in setting a supervisor password.
To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password then press
<Enter> twice. 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 1.6 Jumpers for information on how to erase the RTC RAM.
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After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow you to change
other security settings.
User Access Level [Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
[No Access] - prevents user access to the Setup utility.
[View Only] - allows access but does not allow change to any field.
[Limited] - allows 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 Not Installed. After you set a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a User Password:
1.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
On the password box, key in a password containing up to six letters or numbers, or
both, 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 in setting a user password.
Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the Setup utility. When
set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both when accessing Setup and booting the
system. Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
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Tools menu
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Express Gate
Enter OS Timer
Reset User Data
[Auto]
[10 Seconds]
[No]
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ASUS EZ Flash 2
2.7.2
Express Gate [Auto]
Press ENTER to run the
utility to select and
update BIOS.
This utility supports
1.FAT 12/16/32(r/w)
2.NTFS(read only)
3.CD-DISC(read only)
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Enter>, a confirmation message
appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No], then press <Enter> to
confirm your choice. See section 2.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 for details.
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Express Gate feature. ASUS Express Gate is
a unique instant-on environment that provides quick access to the Internet and Skype.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] [Auto]
Enter OS Timer [10 Seconds]
Sets countdown duration that the system waits at the Express Gate’s first screen
before starting Windows or other installed OS. Choose [Prompt User] to stay at the
first screen of Express Gate for user action. Configuration options: [Prompt User]
[1 second] [3 seconds] [5 seconds] [10 seconds] [15 seconds] [20 seconds]
[30 seconds]
Reset User Data [No]
Allows you to clear Express Gate’s user data. Configuration options: [No] [Reset]
When setting this item to [Reset], ensure to save the setting to the BIOS so that the
user data will be cleared the next time you enter the Express Gate. User data includes
the Express Gate’s settings as well as any personal information stored by the web
browser (bookmarks, cookies, browsing history, etc.). This is useful in the rare case
where corrupt settings prevent the Express Gate environment from launching properly.
The first time wizard will run again when you enter the Express Gate environment after
clearing its settings.
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Check Realtek LAN cable [Disabled]
Enables or disables checking of the Realtek LAN cable during the Power-On Self‑Test
(POST). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.8
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
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
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