Motherboard
P5KPL-AM IN/ROEM/SI
E4555
First Edition V1
February 2009
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Contents
Notices........................................................................................................... v
Safety information....................................................................................... vi
About this guide.......................................................................................... vi
P5KPL-AM IN/ROEM/SI specifications summary.................................... viii
Chapter 1
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 1-2
1.2.1
1.2.2
1.4.1
1.4.2
Overview.......................................................................... 1-3
Memory configurations..................................................... 1-3
Expansion slots............................................................................. 1-7
1.5.1
1.5.2
PCI slot............................................................................ 1-7
PCI Express x16 slot........................................................ 1-7
Jumpers......................................................................................... 1-7
Connectors.................................................................................... 1-9
1.7.1
1.7.2
Rear panel ports.............................................................. 1-9
Internal connectors........................................................ 1-10
Software support......................................................................... 1-15
1.8.1
Installing an operating system....................................... 1-15
Support CD information................................................. 1-15
BIOS information
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 2-1
2.1.1
ASUS Update utility......................................................... 2-1
2.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility....................................... 2-3
2.1.2
2.3
Layout contents................................................................ 1-2
System memory............................................................................ 1-3
Chapter 2
2.2
Motherboard layout.......................................................... 1-2
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 1-3
1.8.2
2.1
Product introduction
Before you proceed...................................................................... 1-1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility.................................................... 2-2
BIOS setup program..................................................................... 2-4
Main menu..................................................................................... 2-4
2.3.1
System Time.................................................................... 2-4
2.3.3
Primary IDE/SATA1-2....................................................... 2-5
2.3.2
System Date.................................................................... 2-4
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Contents
2.3.4
2.4
2.3.5
2.4.1
JumperFree Configuration............................................... 2-6
2.4.3
CPU Configuration........................................................... 2-8
2.4.4
2.4.5
2.4.6
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Onboard Devices Configuration..................................... 2-10
PCI PnP......................................................................... 2-10
Suspend Mode................................................................2-11
2.5.3
ACPI APIC Support.........................................................2-11
2.5.5
ACPI 2.0 Support............................................................2-11
APM Configuration..........................................................2-11
Hardware Monitor.......................................................... 2-12
Boot menu................................................................................... 2-13
2.6.1
Boot Device Priority....................................................... 2-13
2.6.3
Security.......................................................................... 2-14
2.6.2
2.8
Chipset............................................................................. 2-9
2.5.1
2.5.4
2.7
USB Configuration........................................................... 2-8
Power menu................................................................................. 2-11
2.5.2
2.6
System Information.......................................................... 2-6
Advanced menu............................................................................ 2-6
2.4.2
2.5
Storage Configuration...................................................... 2-5
Boot Settings Configuration........................................... 2-13
Tools menu.................................................................................. 2-15
2.7.1
2.7.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2........................................................... 2-15
AI NET 2........................................................................ 2-15
Exit menu..................................................................................... 2-16
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.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
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.
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.
Safety information
Electrical safety
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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
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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 flat and 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
•
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This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it
supports.
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
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.
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>
Command
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>
Means that you must type the command exactly as shown,
then supply the required item or value enclosed in brackets.
Example: At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /i[filename]
afudos /iP5KPLAIS.ROM
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CPU
LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Quad/ Core™2
Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 /
Celeron® E1000 Series and Celeron 400 Series
Processors
Support Intel® 45nm CPU
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ready
Supports Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST)
(Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list)
Chipset
Northbridge: Intel® G31
Southbridge: Intel® ICH7
Front Side Bus
1600(O.C.) / 1333 / 1066 / 800MHz
Memory
Dual channel memory architecture
2 x 240-pin DIMM sockets supports unbuffered non-ECC
4GB 1066(O.C.)/800/667 MHz DDR2 memory modules
* Refer to www.asus.com for memory QVL (Qualify Vendor List)
Expansion Slots
1 x PCI Express x16 slot
2 x PCI slots
VGA
Integrated Gfx (Intel GMA3100) in North bridge supports
- Maximum resolution: 2048 x 1536 @ 75Hz
Storage
Southbridge Intel® ICH7 supports:
- 1 x UltraDMA 100 / 66 / 33 hard disk drives
- 2 x SATA 150/300 ports
LAN
Realtek® RTL8131, 10/100 LAN
Audio
VT1705 6-CH high-Definition Audio CODEC
USB
Max. 8 x USB2.0 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at
back panel
ASUS Features
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS Q-Fan
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Rear panel
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x VGA port
1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x COM port
6-channel audio I/O port
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Internal connectors
1 x High Definition front panel audio connector
2 x USB 2.0 connectors supports additional 4 USB ports
2 x Serial ATA connectors
1 x CPU fan connector
1 x IDE connector
1 x 24-pin EATXPWR 12 V power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12 V power connector
1 x System Panel connector
BIOS features
8 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.5
Manageability
WOL, PXE,RPL, WOR, PME Wake Up
Support CD contents
Drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update utility
Accessories
1 x Serial ATA cable
1 x Ultra ATA66 cable
I/O shield
User manual
Form factor
uATX form factor: 9.6 in x 7.0 in (24.4 cm x 17.8cm)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Chapter 1
Product introduction
Thank you for buying an ASUS® P5KPL-AM IN/ROEM/SI 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.
• 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.
• 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
This 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.
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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.
1
2
3
4
5
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis.
1
6
7
8
14 13 12
11
10
9
Place six 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
Page
Connectors/Jumpers/Slots
Page
1.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin
ATX12V)
1-13
8.
Speaker connector (4-1 pin SPEAKER)
1-14
2.
CPU fan connector (4-pin CPU_FAN)
1-12
9.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_EIDE)
1-11
3.
Keyboard/mouse power (3-pin PS2_USBPW1-4)
1-9
10.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56 USB78)
1-11
4.
LGA775 CPU socket
1-3
11.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW5-8)
1-7
5.
DDR2 DIMM slots
1-3
12.
System panel connector (10-1 pin PANEL)
1-14
6.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1-2)
1-10
13.
Onboard LED
1-1
7.
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
1-8
14.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin
AAFP)
1-12
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1-2
1.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA775 socket designed for the Intel® Core
™2 Quad / Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 and Celeron® E1000
Series and Celeron 400 Series processors.
• Ensure that all power cables are unplugged before installing the CPU.
• Upon purchase of the motherboard, make sure that the PnP cap is on the socket and
the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer immediately if the PnP cap
is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard
components. ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/
transit-related.
• Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return Merchandise
Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes with the cap on the
LGA775 socket.
• The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts resulting from
incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/incorrect removal of the PnP
cap.
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:
1.4.2
Channel
Sockets
Channel A
DIMM_A1
Channel B
DIMM_B1
Memory configurations
You may install 512MB, 1GB, and 2GB unbuffered ECC/non-ECC DDR2 DIMMs into the
DIMM sockets.
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• You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A and Channel B. The system maps
the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dual-channel configuration. Any excess
memory from the higher-sized channel is then mapped for single-channel operation.
• Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility, we
recommend that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor.
• Due to the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows OS, when you install 4GB
or more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory for the OS can be
about 3GB or less. For effective use of memory, we recommend that you install a 64-bit
Windows OS when having 4GB or more memory installed on the motherboard.
• The default memory operation frequency depends on its SPD. Under the default state,
some memory modules for overclocking may operate at a lower frequency than the
vendor-marked value.
• For system stability, use a more efficient cooling system to support a full memory load
(2 DIMMs) or overclocking conditions.
Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR2 667 Qualified Vendors List
DIMM Support
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Brand
Chip NO.
A*
B*
A-Data
M2OAD5G3H3160Q1C52
512MB
SS
ADATA
AD29608A8A-3EG20813
•
•
A-Data
M2OAD5G314170Q1C58
1024MB
DS
ADATA
AD29608A8A-3EG80814
•
•
A-Data
M2OAD5H3J4170I1C53
2048MB
DS
ADATA
AD20908A8A-3EG 30724
•
•
Apacer
78.91G92.9K5
512MB
SS
Apacer
AM4B5708JQJS7E0751C
•
•
Apacer
78.01G9O.9K5
1024MB
SS
Apacer
AM4B5808CQJS7E0751C
•
•
Apacer
AU01GE667C5KBGC
1024MB
DS
Apacer
AM4B5708GQJS7E0636B
•
•
Apacer
AM4B5808CQJS7E0749B
2048MB
DS
Apacer
78.A1G9O.9K4
•
•
Corsair
VS 512MB667D2
512MB
DS
Corsair
MIII0052532M8CEC
•
•
Corsair
VS1GB667D2
1024MB
DS
Corsair
MID095D62864M8CEC
•
•
Corsair
XMS2-5400
1024MB
DS
Corsair
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
Kingston
KVR667D2N5/ 512
512MB
SS
Kingston
SO1237650821 SBP D6408TR4
CGL25USL074905PECNB
•
•
Kingston
KVR667D2N5/1G
1024MB
DS
Kingston
SO1280420822 SOP D6408TR4
CGL25USL156304PECXA
•
•
Kingston
KVR667D2N5/2G
2048MB
DS
Micron
7RE22 D9HNL
•
•
Kingston
KVR667D2N5/2G
2048MB
DS
ELPIDA
E1108ACBG-8E-E 0813A90CC
•
•
PSC
AL6E8E63J-6E1
512MB
SS
PSC
A3R12E3JFF717B9A00
•
•
PSC
AL6E8E63J-6E1
1024MB
DS
PSC
A3R12E3JFF717B9A01
•
•
PSC
AL8E8F73C-6E1
2048MB
DS
PSC
A3R1GE3CFF733MAA00
•
•
Transcend
JM667QLU-1G
1024MB
SS
Transced
TQ243PCF8T0838
•
•
Transcend
JM667QLU-2G
2048MB
DS
Transced
TQ243PCF8T0834
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
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DDR2 800 Qualified Vendors List
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
A-Data
M2GVD6G3H3160Q1E52
512MB
SS
VDATA
A-Data
M2OAD6G3H3160Q1E58
512MB
SS
A-Data
AD2800E001GOU
2048MB(Kit of 2)
A-Data
M2GVD6G314170Q1E58
A-Data
DIMM support
A*
B*
VD29608A8A-25EG20813
•
•
ADATA
AD29608A8A-25EG80812
•
•
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
1024MB
DS
VDATA
VD29608A8A-25EG80813
•
•
M2OAD6G314170Q1E58
1024MB
DS
ADATA
AD29608A8A-25EG80810
•
•
A-Data
AD2800E002GOU
4096MB(Kit of 2)
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
Apacer
78.01GA0.9K5
1024MB
SS
Apacer
AM4B5808CQJS8E0749D
•
•
Apacer
78.A1GA0.9K4
2048MB
DS
Apacer
AM4B5808CQJS8E0747D
•
•
Corsair
CM2X1024-6400
1024MB
DS
Corsair
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
Corsair
XMS2-6400
1024MB
DS
Corsair
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
Corsair
XMS2-6400
1024MB
DS
Corsair
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
Corsair
CM2X2048-6400C5DHX
4096MB(Kit of 2)
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
Corsair
CM2X2048-6400C5
4096MB(Kit of 2)
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
Crucial
BL12864AA804.8FE5(EPP)
2048MB(Kit of 2)
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
Crucial
BL12864AL804.8FE5(EPP)
2048MB(Kit of 2)
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
G.SKILL
F2-6400CL5D-1GBNQ
512MB
SS
G.SKILL
Heat-Sink Package
SN:8151030036642
•
•
G.SKILL
F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK
1024MB
DS
G.SKILL
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
G.SKILL
F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ
1024MB
DS
G.SKILL
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
G.SKILL
F2-6400CL4D-4GBPK
2048MB
DS
G.SKILL
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
G.SKILL
F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
2048MB
DS
G.SKILL
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
G.SKILL
F2-6400CL6Q-16GMQ
4096MB
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
GEIL
GB22GB6400C5DC
1024MB
DS
GEIL
GL2L64M088BA30EB
•
•
GEIL
GB24GB6400C4QC
1024MB
DS
GEIL
GL2L64M088BA30EB
•
•
GEIL
GB24GB6400C5QC
1024MB
DS
GEIL
GL2L64M088BA30EB
•
•
GEIL
GE22GB800C4DC
1024MB
DS
GEIL
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
GEIL
GE22GB800C5DC
1024MB
DS
GEIL
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
GEIL
GE24GB800C4QC
1024MB
DS
GEIL
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
GEIL
GE24GB800C5QC
1024MB
DS
GEIL
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
GEIL
GX22GB6400DC
1024MB
DS
GEIL
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
GEIL
GX22GB6400UDC
1024MB
DS
GEIL
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
GEIL
GB24GB6400C4DC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
GL2L128M88BA25AB
•
•
GEIL
GB24GB6400C5DC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
GL2L128M88BA25AB
•
•
GEIL
GB28GB6400C4QC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
GL2L128M88BA25AB
•
•
GEIL
GB28GB6400C5QC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
GL2L128M88BA25AB
•
•
GEIL
GE24GB800C4DC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
GEIL
GE24GB800C5DC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
GEIL
GE28GB800C4QC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
GEIL
GE28GB800C5QC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
GEIL
GX22GB6400LX
2048MB
DS
GEIL
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
GEIL
GX24GB6400DC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
Kingmax
KLDC28F-A8KI5
512MB
SS
Kingmax
KKA8FF1XF-JFS-25A
•
•
Kingmax
KKB8FFBXF-CFA-25U
1024MB
SS
Kingmax
KLDD48F-B8KB5
•
•
kingmax
KLDE88F-B8KB5
2048MB
DS
kingmax
KKB8FFBXF-CFA-25U
•
•
Kingston
KVR800D2N6/ 512
512MB
SS
Elpida
E5108AJBG-8E-E
•
•
Kingston
KHX6400D2LLK2/1GN
1024M(Kit of 2)
SS
Kingston
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
Kingston
KHX6400D2LL/1G
1024MB
DS
Kingston
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
Kingston
KVR800D2N5/1G
1024MB
DS
Kingston
D6408TR4CGL25USL3624
06PECXA
•
•
Kingston
KVR800D2N6/1G
1024MB
DS
Elpida
E5108AJBG-8E-E
•
•
Kingston
KHX6400D2K2/2G
2048MB(Kit of 2)
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
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DIMM support
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
A*
B*
Kingston
461625.010819 PTGC
2048MB
DS
Kingston
KVR800D2N6/2G
•
•
Kingston
KHX6400D2/2G
2048MB
DS
Kingston
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
Kingston
KVR800D2N5/2G
2048MB
DS
Elpida
E1108ACBG-8E-E
•
•
Kingston
KVR800D2N6/4G
4096MB
DS
Elpida
E2108ABSE-8G-E
•
•
OCZ
OCZ2G800R22GK
1024MB
DS
OCZ
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
OCZ
OCZ2P800R22GK
1024MB
DS
OCZ
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
OCZ
OCZ2RPR8002GK
1024MB
DS
OCZ
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
OCZ
OCZ2VU8004GK
1024MB
DS
OCZ
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
OCZ
OCZ2F8004GK
2048MB
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
OCZ
OCZ2P8004GK
4096MB(Kit
of 2)
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
PSC
AL7E8F73C-8E1
1024MB
SS
PSC
A3R1GE3CFF734MAA0E
•
•
PSC
AL8E8F73C-8E1
2048MB
DS
PSC
A3R1GE3CFF734MAA0E
•
•
PSC
SHG772-AA3G
2048MB
DS
PSC
PL8E8F73C-8E1
•
•
Qimonda
HYS64T256020EU-2.5-C2
2048MB
DS
Qimonda
HY818T1G800C2F-2.5
•
•
Samsung
K4T51083QG-HCF7
512MB
SS
Qimonda
M378T6553GZS-CF7
•
•
Samsung
K4T1G084QQ-HCF7
1024MB
SS
Qimonda
M378T2863QZS-CF7
•
•
Samsung
M378T5263AZ3-CF7
4096MB
DS
Samsung
K4T2G084QA-HCF7
•
•
Super
Talent
T800UB1GC4
1024MB
DS
Super
Talent
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
Transcend
TS64MLQ64V8J
512MB
SS
Micron
7HD22 D9GMH
•
•
Transcend
JM800QLU-1G
1024MB
SS
Transced
TQ1243PCF8
•
•
Transcend
TS128MLQ64V8U
1024MB
SS
ELPIDA
E1108ACBG-8E-E
•
•
Transcend
JM800QLJ-1G
1024MB
DS
Transced
TQ123PJF8F0801
•
•
Transcend
JM800QLJ-1G
1024MB
DS
Transcend
TQ123YBF8 T0747
•
•
Transcend
TS128MLQ64V8J
1024MB
DS
Mircon
7HD22D9GMH
•
•
Transcend
TS256MLQ64V8U
2048MB
DS
Elpida
E1108ACBG-8E-E
•
•
DDR2 1066 Qualified Vendors List
DIMM support
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
A*
B*
A-Data
AD21066E002GU
4096MB(Kit of 2)
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
Corsair
CM2X1024-8500C5
1024MB
DS
Corsair
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
Crucial
BL12864AA1065.8FE5(epp)
2048MB(Kit of 2)
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
G.SKILL
F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK
2048MB(Kit of 2)
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
GEIL
GB22GB8500C5DC
1024MB
SS
GEIL
GL2L128M88BA25AB
•
•
GEIL
GB24GB8500C5QC
1024MB
SS
GEIL
GL2L128M88BA25AB
•
•
GEIL
GE22GB1066C5DC
1024MB
SS
GEIL
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
GEIL
GB24GB8500C5DC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
GL2L128M88BA25AB
•
•
GEIL
GE24GB1066C5DC
2048MB
DS
GEIL
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
Kingston
KHX8500D2K2/1GN(EPP)
1024MB(Kit of 2)
SS
Kingston
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
Kingston
KHX8500D2K2/2GN(EPP)
1024MB
DS
Kingston
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
OCZ
OCZ2N10662GK
2048MB(Kit of 2)
DS
OCZ
Heat-Sink Package
004820806001601-2
•
•
OCZ
OCZ2N1066SR2DK(Epp)
2048MB(Kit of 2)
DS
OCZ
Heat-Sink Package
004820806001601-2
•
•
OCZ
OCZ2N1066SR2DK(EPP)
2048MB(Kit of 2)
DS
OCZ
Heat-Sink Package
004820806001601-2
•
•
OCZ
OCZ2RPR10664GK
4096MB(kit of 2)
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
Qimonda
HYS64T128000EU-1.9-C2
1024MB
DS
Qimonda
HYB18T1G800C2F1.9FSS25253
•
•
Transcend
TX1066QLJ-2GK
2048MB(Kit of 2)
DS
Transcend
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
Transcend
TX1066QLU-4GK
4096MB(kit of 2)
DS
Transcend
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
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Visit the ASUS website at (www.asus.com) for the latest QVL.
SS - Single-sided / DS - Double - sided
DIMM support:
• A*: Supports one module inserted into any slot as Single-channel memory configuration.
• B*: Supports one pair of modules inserted into the yellow slots as one pair of
Dual-channel memory configuration.
1.5
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. Refer to the technical documentation
that come with your expansion card for installation details.
Ensure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do
so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
1.5.1
PCI slots
1.5.2
PCI Express x16 slot
1.6
Jumpers
The PCI slot supports cards such as LAN cards, SCSI cards, USB cards, and other cards
that comply with the PCI specifications.
This motherboard supports a PCI Express x16 graphics card that complies with the PCI
Express specifications.
1.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW5-8)
Set this 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 the 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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2.
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
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 reenter
data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default
position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
• If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and move the jumper again
to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After clearing the CMOS, reinstall the battery.
• You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the CPU Parameter Recall (C.P.R) feature. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS can automatically reset parameter settings to default values.
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3.
Keyboard/mouse power (3-pin PS2_USBPW1-4)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard/mouse and USB port 5-6
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
USBPW56 jumper is for the rear USB ports.
1.7
Connectors
1.7.1
Rear panel ports
1
2
10
9
8
7
6
3 4
5
1.
PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
2.
LAN (RJ-45) port. Supported by Realtek 10/100 LAN controller, this port allows 10/100
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 LED
Status
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Speed LED
Description
Status
Description
No link
OFF
No link
OFF
Blink
Data activity
OFF
10M
Blink
Data activity
Green
100M
ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED
LED
LAN port
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3.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects to the tape, CD, DVD player, or other
audio sources.
4.
Line Out port (lime). This port connects to a headphone or a speaker. In 4-channel
and 6-channel configuration, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.
5.
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.
Audio 2, 4, 6-channel configuration
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
6.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports connect to
USB 2.0 devices.
7.
USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports connect to
USB 2.0 devices.
8.
Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) port. This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor or other
VGA-compatible devices.
9.
COM port. This 9-pin COM1 port is for pointing devices or other serial devices.
10. PS/2 Keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
1.7.2
1.
Internal connectors
ICH7 Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk drives.
right angle side
Connect the right-angle side of SATA
signal cable to SATA device. You may
also connect the right-angle side of
SATA cable to the onboard SATA port
to avoid mechanical conflict with huge
graphics cards.
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2.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
The onboard IDE connector is for the Ultra DMA 100/66/33 signal cable. There are
three connectors on each Ultra DMA 100/66/33 signal cable: blue, black, and gray.
Connect the blue connector to the motherboard’s IDE connector, then select one of the
following modes to configure your device.
Driver Jumper setting
Single device
Two devices
Cable-Selected or Master
Cable-Select
Master
Slave
Mode of device(s)
Master
Slave
Master
Slave
Cable connector
Black
Black
Gray
Black or gray
• 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 133/100/66 IDE devices.
If any device jumper is set as
“Cable-Select,” ensure that all other
device jumpers have the same
setting.
3.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to any of
these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system
chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to
480 Mbps connection speed.
Never connect a 1394
cable to the USB
connectors. Doing so will
damage the motherboard!
The USB module cable
is purchased separately.
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4.
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.
• We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability.
• If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector, set
the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD Audio]; if you want to connect an
AC'97 front panel audio module to this connector, set the item to [AC97]. By default, this
connector is set to [HD Audio].
5.
CPU fan connector (4-pin CPU_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA ~ 2000 mA (24 W max.) or a total
of 1 A ~ 7 A (84 W max.) at +12V. 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!
Only the CPU_FAN
connector support the ASUS
Advanced Q-Fan feature.
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6.
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.
• For a fully configured system, we recommend that you use a power supply unit (PSU)
that complies with EATX 12 V Specification 2.0 (or later version) and provides a
minimum power of 400 W.
• Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX12V power plug. Otherwise, the system will not
boot.
• We recommended that you use a PSU with a higher power output when configuring a
system with more power-consuming devices. The system may become unstable or may
not boot up if the power is inadequate.
7.
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Speaker connector (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.
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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 PWRLED)
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 +HDLED)
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.
•
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.
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1.8
Software support
1.8.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® XP/Vista 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. Use the setup procedures presented in
this section for reference only. Refer to your OS documentation for detailed information.
• Ensure that you install Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later versions before installing
the drivers for better compatibility and system stability.
1.8.2
Support CD information
The Support CD that comes with the motherboard package contains the drivers, software
applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard features.
To run the Support CD
Place the Support CD to the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the Drivers menu if
Autorun is enabled in your computer.
Click an icon to display
Support CD/motherboard
information
Click an item to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the Support CD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the CD.
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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 bootable 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 CD that comes with the motherboard package.
Installing ASUS Update:
1.
Place the Support CD into the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
2.
Click the Utilities > Install ASUS Update. Follow the onscreen instructions.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
Updating the BIOS:
1.
Click Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUS Update > ASUS Update.
2.
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. Download the BIOS file from the ftp site, then click Next.
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 windows, then click Open.
3.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the update process.
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2.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility
ASUS EZ Flash 2 allows you to update the BIOS without having to use a DOS‑based utility.
Download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard 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 BIOS file to a USB port, then launch EZ
Flash 2 in either of these two ways:
(1) Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following:
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.25
FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L8005
Current ROM
BOARD: P5KPL-AM
VER: 0201 (H:00 B:00)
DATE: 01/14/2009
PATH: A:\
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
A:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load [Tab] Switch [V] Drive Info [Up/Down/Home/End] Move [B] Backup
[ESC] Exit
(2) Enter BIOS setup program. Go to the Tools menu to select EZ Flash 2 and press
<Enter> to enable it.
2.
Press <Tab> to switch between drives until the correct BIOS file is found.
Select the correct BIOS file then press <Enter>, EZ Flash 2 updates the BIOS and
automatically reboots the system when done.
• This function supports USB flash disks with FAT 32/16 format and single partition only.
• DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot
failure!
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2.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file
when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can update a corrupted BIOS
file using the motherboard support CD or a USB flash disk that contains the updated BIOS
file.
• Prepare the motherboard support CD or the USB flash disk containing the updated
motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
• Always connect the SATA cable to the SATA1 / SATA 2 connector. Otherwise, the utility
will not function.
Recovering the BIOS
To recover the BIOS:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the support CD or USB flash disk containing the BIOS file to the optical drive or
USB port.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the support CD or
USB flash disk for the BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for CD-ROM...
CD-ROM not found!
Checking for USB Device...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts erasing the corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for USB Device...
USB Device found.
Reading file “P5KPLAIS.ROM”. Completed.
Start Erasing...\
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
• Only a USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and single partition can support ASUS
CrashFree BIOS 3. The device size should be smaller than 8GB.
• DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause
system boot failure!
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard. Download
the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
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2.2
BIOS setup program
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.
If you want to enter Setup after POST, reboot the system by doing any of the following
procedures:
• Restart using the OS standard shut-down procedure.
•
Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> simultaneously.
•
Press the power button to turn the system off then back on.
•
Press the reset button on the system chassis.
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 that you always shut down the system properly from the operating system.
• The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply to 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 Setup Defaults item under the Exit menu. See section 2.8 Exit menu.
• The BIOS setup screens in this section are for reference only. They 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
System Time
System Date
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
SATA 1
SATA 2
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
[14:14:35]
[Wed 04/16/2008]
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to select
a field.
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Storage Configuration
System Information
2.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
2.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Field
Tab Select Field
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
Allows you to set the system time.
Allows you to set the system date.
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2.3.3
Primary IDE/SATA1-2
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE/SATA devices.
There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE/SATA device. Select a device item then press
<Enter> to display the IDE/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 N/A if no IDE/SATA 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]
This option only appears in Primary IDE Master/Slave.
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]
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]
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.
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ATA/IDE Configuration [Enhanced]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Compatible] [Enhanced]
Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA]
Configuration options: [S-ATA+P-ATA] [S-ATA] [P-ATA]
IDE Detect Time Out [35]
Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.
Configuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35]
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.
2.4.1
JumperFree Configuration
USB Configuration
Adjust system
frequency/voltage
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCIPnP
JumperFree Configuration
AI Overclocking [Auto]
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub-screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU internal frequency.
Select either one of the preset overclocking configuration options:
Manual - allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
Auto - loads the optimal settings for the system.
Overclock Profile - loads overclocking profiles with optimal parameters for stability when
overclocking.
Test Mode - loads overclock (overclocking 5%) with spread spectrum.
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The following item appears only when you set the AI Overclocking item to [Manual].
CPU Frequency [xxx]
Displays the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus and PCI bus. The
value of this item is auto-detected by the BIOS. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the CPU
frequency. You can also type the desired CPU frequency using the numeric keypad. The
values range from 133 to 600. Refer to the table below for the correct Front Side Bus and
CPU External Frequency settings.
The following item appears only when you set the AI Overclocking item to [Overclock
Profile].
Overclock Options [Overclock 5%]
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU internal frequency.
Configuration options: [Overclock 5%] [Overclock 10%] [Overclock 15%] [Overclock 20%]
[Overclock 30%]
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the DDR2 operating frequency.
Configuration options (for 1600MHz FSB CPU): [Auto] [800MHz] [960MHz] [1000MHz]
[1200MHz]
Configuration options (for 1333MHz FSB CPU): [Auto] [667MHz] [800 MHz] [1000 MHz]
[1100MHz]
Configuration options (for 1066MHz FSB CPU): [Auto] [667MHz] [800 MHz] [1066 MHz]
Configuration options (for 800MHz FSB CPU): [Auto] [667MHz] [800 MHz]
Selecting a very high DRAM frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default setting.
1.8V Dual Over Voltage [Auto]
Manually set memory voltage or set to Auto for safe mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.92V] [2.01V] [2.17V] [2.26V]
VTT_CPU Over Voltage [Auto]
Manually set FSB Termination Voltage or set to Auto for safe mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.2V] [1.35V]
1.25V Over Voltage [Auto]
Manually set MCH Chipset Voltage or set to Auto for safe mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.25V] [1.3V]
1.5V Over Voltage [Auto]
Manually set ICH Chipset Voltage or set to Auto for safe mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.5V] [1.6V]
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2.4.2
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 enable or disable the USB functions.Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. 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 set the USB 2.0 controller mode to HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or FullSpeed (12
Mbps). This item appears only when you enable the USB 2.0 Controller item.
Configuration options: [FullSpeed ] [HiSpeed ]
2.4.3
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically
detects.
CPU Ratio Setting [Auto]
Sets the ration between CPU core clock and the FSB frequency.
If an invalid ratio is set in CMOS, then the actual and set values may differ.
Key in ratio numbers directly.
C1É Support [Enabled]
Enable this item and users can configure the “Enhanced Halt State” function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
Enable this item to boot legacy operating systems that cannot support CPUs with extended
CPUID functions. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Vanderpool Technology [Enabled]
Enable this item when the processor supports Vanderpool technology. Users need to reset
the computer to change the configuration of this item. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
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CPU TM function [Enabled]
Enables or disables Intel® CPU Thermal Monitor (TM2) function, a CPU overheating
protection function. When enabled, the CPU core frequency and voltage is reduced when the
CPU is overheats. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
Allows you to Enable/disable Execute Disable Function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel® SpeedStep® Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to use the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® Technology. When set to [Enabled], you
can adjust the system power settings in the operating system to use the EIST feature. Set
this item to [Disabled] if you do not want to use the EIST.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
2.4.4
Chipset
The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
North Bridge Configuration
Memory Remap Feature [Enabled]
Allows you to enabled or disable the remapping of the overlapped PCI memory above the
total physical memory. Enable this option only when you install 64-bit operating system.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable configurating DRAM Timing by SPD.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Initiate Graphic Adapter [PEG/PCI]
Allows you to decide which graphics controller to use as the primary boot device.
Configuration options: [IGD] [PCI/IGD] [PCI/PEG] [PEG/IGD] [PEG/PCI]
Internal Graphics Mode Select [Enabled, 8MB]
Allows you to select the amout of system memory used by the Interanal graphics device.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled, 1MB] [Enabled, 8MB]
PEG Port Configuration
PEG Force x1 [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PEG Forec x 1. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Video Function Configuration
DVMT Mode Select [DVMT Mode]
Allows you to select the DVMT Mode. Configuration options: [Fixed Mode] [DVMT
Mode]
DVMT/FIXED Memory [256MB]
Allows you to select the amount of the DVMT/FIXED Memory. Configuration options:
[128MB] [256MB] [Maximum DVMT]
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South Bridge Configuration
Audio Controller [Azalia]
Allows you to set the audio controller. Configuration options: [Azalia] [All Disabled]
Front Panel Support Type [HD Audio]
Allows you to select the front panel support type. If High Definition Audio Front Panel
used, please set HD Audio mode. Configuration options: [AC97] [HD Audio]
2.4.5
Onboard Devices Configuration
Onboard PCIE 10/100M LAN [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
LAN Option 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]
2.4.6
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.
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: [Yes] [No]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the pallete 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]
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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]
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
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Exit
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
2.5.1
Suspend Mode [Auto]
2.5.2
ACPI 2.0 Support [Disabled]
2.5.3
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
2.5.4
APM Configuration
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]
[S1(POS) Only] - Enables the system to enter the ACPI S1 (Power on Suspend) sleep
state. In S1 sleep state, the system appears suspended and stays in a low power
mode. The system can be resumed at any time.
[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.
[Auto] - Detected by OS.
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 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]
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]
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Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Disable/Enable RTC to generate a wake event. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and applications are fully
running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the first try. Turning an external modem
off and then back on while the computer is off causes an initialization string that turns the
system power on.
Power On By External Modems [Disabled]
Disable/Enable RI to generate a wake event. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled]
Disable/Enable PME to generate a wake event. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PCIE Devices [Disabled]
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] [Ctrl-Esc] [Power 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]
2.5.5
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU temperatures.
Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the detected temperatures.
MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the motherboard
temperatures. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the detected temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed (RPM) [xxxxRPM] or [N/A] 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. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the detected speed.
VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard
voltage regulators.
CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Q-Fan control.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Chassis Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Q-Fan control.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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 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: [Hard Drive] [Removable Dev.]
[ATAPI CD-ROM] [Disabled]
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]
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]
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]
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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.
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.
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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]
2.7
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
AI NET 2
2.7.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2
2.7.2
AI NET 2
Press ENTER to run
the utility to select
and update BIOS.
This utility doesn't
support :
1.NTFS format
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. Please see section 2.1.3 for details.
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]
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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
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Select
Screen
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the
options
from this
Select Item
menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Enter Go to Sub-screen
Exit & Save Changes
F1
F10
ESC
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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 OK to save changes and exit.
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 OK 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 OK to load default values. Select Exit & Save Changes or make other changes
before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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