Motherboard
P4GD1
E1675
First Edition
July 2004
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Contents
Contents ............................................................................................. iii
Notices ............................................................................................... vii
Safety information ............................................................................ viii
About this guide ................................................................................. ix
Typography .......................................................................................... x
P4GD1 specifications summary .......................................................... xi
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
Welcome! .............................................................................. 1-1
1.2
Package contents ................................................................. 1-1
1.3
Special features .................................................................... 1-2
1.3.1
Product highlights ................................................... 1-2
1.3.2
ASUS Proactive features ........................................ 1-4
1.3.3
Innovative ASUS features ....................................... 1-4
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.1
Before you proceed .............................................................. 2-1
2.2
Motherboard overview .......................................................... 2-2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.2.1
Placement direction ................................................ 2-2
2.2.2
Screw holes ............................................................ 2-2
2.2.3
Motherboard layout ................................................ 2-3
2.2.4
Layout Contents ..................................................... 2-4
Central Processing Unit (CPU) .............................................. 2-6
2.3.1
Overview ................................................................. 2-6
2.3.2
Installing the CPU .................................................... 2-7
2.3.3
Installing the heatsink and fan ................................ 2-9
System memory ................................................................. 2-12
2.4.1
Overview ............................................................... 2-12
2.4.2
Memory Configurations ......................................... 2-12
2.4.3
Installing a DIMM ................................................... 2-15
2.4.4
Removing a DIMM ................................................. 2-15
Expansion slots ................................................................... 2-16
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card .................................. 2-16
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card .............................. 2-16
2.5.3
Interrupt assignments .......................................... 2-17
2.5.4
PCI slots ................................................................ 2-18
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Contents
2.5.5
PCI Express x16 slot ............................................. 2-18
2.5.6
PCI Express x1 slot ............................................... 2-18
2.6
Jumpers .............................................................................. 2-19
2.7
Connectors ......................................................................... 2-22
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors .......................................... 2-22
2.7.2
Internal connectors ............................................... 2-24
Chapter 3: Powering up
3.1
Starting up for the first time ................................................ 3-1
3.2
Powering off the computer .................................................. 3-2
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function ........................... 3-2
3.2.2
Using the dual function power switch .................... 3-2
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.1
4.2
4.3
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Managing and updating your BIOS ........................................ 4-1
4.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk .............................. 4-1
4.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash utility .............................................. 4-2
4.1.3
AFUDOS utility ........................................................ 4-3
4.1.4
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility ................................ 4-5
4.1.5
ASUS Update utility ................................................ 4-7
BIOS setup program ........................................................... 4-10
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen ................................................. 4-11
4.2.2
Menu bar ............................................................... 4-11
4.2.3
Navigation keys .................................................... 4-11
4.2.4
Menu items ........................................................... 4-12
4.2.5
Sub-menu items ................................................... 4-12
4.2.6
Configuration fields .............................................. 4-12
4.2.7
Pop-up window ..................................................... 4-12
4.2.8
Scroll bar .............................................................. 4-12
4.2.9
General help .......................................................... 4-12
Main menu .......................................................................... 4-13
4.3.1
System Time ......................................................... 4-13
4.3.2
System Date ......................................................... 4-13
4.3.3
Legacy Diskette A ................................................ 4-13
4.3.4
Language .............................................................. 4-13
Contents
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.3.5
Primary, Third and Fourth IDE Master/Slave ......... 4-14
4.3.6
IDE Configuration .................................................. 4-15
4.3.7
System Information .............................................. 4-16
Advanced menu .................................................................. 4-17
4.4.1
JumperFree Configuration .................................... 4-17
4.4.2
LAN Cable Status ................................................. 4-20
4.4.3
USB Configuration ................................................. 4-21
4.4.4
CPU Configuration ................................................. 4-22
4.4.5
Chipset ................................................................. 4-23
4.4.6
Onboard Devices Configuration ............................ 4-25
4.4.7
PCI PnP ................................................................. 4-27
Power menu ........................................................................ 4-28
4.5.1
Suspend Mode ...................................................... 4-28
4.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume ................................ 4-28
4.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support .................................................. 4-28
4.5.4
ACPI APIC Support ................................................ 4-28
4.5.5
APM Configuration ................................................ 4-29
4.5.6
Hardware Monitor ................................................. 4-31
Boot menu .......................................................................... 4-33
4.6.1
Boot Device Priority .............................................. 4-33
4.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 4-34
4.6.3
Security ................................................................ 4-35
Exit menu ........................................................................... 4-37
Chapter 5: Software support
5.1
Installing an operating system ............................................. 5-1
5.2
Support CD information ........................................................ 5-1
5.3
5.2.1
Running the support CD ......................................... 5-1
5.2.2
Drivers menu .......................................................... 5-2
5.2.3
Utilities menu .......................................................... 5-3
5.2.4
Manuals menu ......................................................... 5-5
5.2.5
ASUS Contact information ...................................... 5-6
5.2.6
Other information ................................................... 5-6
Software information ........................................................... 5-8
5.3.1
ASUS MyLogo™ ....................................................... 5-8
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Contents
5.3.2
AI NET 2 ............................................................... 5-10
Using the Virtual Cable Tester™ ........................... 5-10
5.3.3
5.4
5.5
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Audio configurations ............................................ 5-11
RAID configurations ............................................................ 5-16
5.4.1
Installing hard disks .............................................. 5-17
5.4.2
ITE® 8212F RAID configurations ........................... 5-18
Creating a RAID driver disk ................................................. 5-24
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.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from
the electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that
the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables
are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing
system before you add a device.
• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard,
ensure that all power cables are unplugged.
• Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord.
These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure 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, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
product in any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and
configuring the motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This manual contains the following parts:
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new
technology it supports.
•
Chapter 2: Hardware information
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to
perform when installing system components. It includes description of
the switches, jumpers, and connectors on the motherboard.
•
Chapter 3: Powering up
This chapter describes the power up sequence, the vocal POST
messages, and ways of shutting down the system.
•
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
•
Chapter 5: Software support
This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes
with the motherboard package.
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.
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Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
D A N G E R / W A R N I N G : Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
C A U T I O N : Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
I M P O R T A N T : Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
N O T E : Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase
<Key>
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign means
that you must press the enclosed key
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or
Return key
<Key1+Key2+Key3>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the
key names are linked with a plus sign (+)
Example: <Ctrl+Alt+D>
Command
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 /iP4GD1.ROM
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P4GD1 specifications summary
CPU
Socket 478 for Intel® Pentium® 4 / Celeron processors
Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Chipset
Northbridge: Intel® 915P Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
Southbridge: Intel® ICH6
Front Side Bus
800/533/400 MHz
Memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
4 x 184-pin DIMM sockets support unbufferred non-ECC
400/333 MHz DDR memory modules
Supports up to 4 GB of system memory
Expansion slots
1 x PCI Express x16 slot for discrete graphics card
3 x PCI Express x1 slots
3 x PCI slots
Storage
Intel® ICH6 Southbridge supports:
- 1 x Ultra DMA 100/66/33 drives
- 4 x Serial ATA drives
ITE 8212F IDE RAID controller supports:
- 2 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 drives
- RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, JBOD configuration
High Definition
Audio
Intel® High Definition Audio
Realtek® ALC861 8-channel CODEC with Jack-sensing
and Universal Audio Jack (UAJ®) technology
S/PDIF out interface support
LAN
Marvell® 88E8053 PCI Express™ Gigabit LAN controller
Supports Marvell® Virtual Cable Tester Technology
Supports POST Network-diagnostic program
Overclocking
ASUS AI NOS (Non-delay Overclocking System) feature
ASUS AI Overclocking (Intelligent CPU frequency tuner)
ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
CPU, Memory, and PCI Express voltage adjustable
Stepless Frequency Selection(SFS) from 100 MHz up
to 400 MHz at 1 MHz increment
Adjustable FSB/DDR ratio with fixed PCI/PCI-Express
frequencies
USB
Supports up to 8 USB 2.0 ports
Special features
ASUS Q-Fan
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2
ASUS Multi-language BIOS
ASUS MyLogo
(continued on the next page)
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P4GD1 specifications summary
BIOS features
4 MB Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, SM BIOS 2.3,
WfM2.0
Rear panel
1 x Parallel port
1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
1 x Rear speaker out port
1 x Side speaker out port
1 x Line In port
1 x Line Out port
1 x Microphone port
1 x Center/Subwoofer port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x Serial port (COM)
1 x Coaxial S/PDIF out port
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
Internal
connectors
1 x CPU fan connector
1 x Power fan connector
1 x Chassis fan connector
1 x Serial port connector (COM2 port)
1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12 V power connector
2 x USB 2.0 connectors for 4 additional USB 2.0 ports
1 x Optical drive audio connector
1 x GAME/MIDI connector
1 x Chassis intrusion connector
1 x Front panel audio connector
System panel connector
Power
Requirement
ATX power supply (with 24-pin and 4-pin 12 V plugs)
ATX 12 V 2.0 compliant
Form Factor
ATX form factor: 12 in x 9.6 in (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
Support CD
contents
Device drivers
ASUS PC Probe
ASUS Live Update utility
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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This chapter describes the motherboard
features and the new technologies
it supports.
1
Product
introduction
Chapter summary
1.1
Welcome! .............................................................................. 1-1
1.2
Package contents ................................................................. 1-1
1.3
Special features .................................................................... 1-2
ASUS P4GD1
1.1
Welcome!
T h a n k y o u f o r b u y i n g a n A S U S® P 4 G D 1 m o t h e r b o a r d !
The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies,
making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it,
check the items in your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
ASUS P4GD1 motherboard
I/O modules
USB 2.0 (2 ports) and GAME (1 port) module
Cables
2 x Serial ATA signal cables
1 x Serial ATA power cables
1 x Ultra DMA/133 cables
1 x IDE cable
Floppy disk drive cable
Accessories
I/O shield
Application CDs
ASUS motherboard support CD
Documentation
User guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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1.3
Special features
1.3.1
Product highlights
Latest processor technology
The motherboard comes with a 478-pin surface mount, Zero Insertion
Force (ZIF) socket for the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor in the 478-pin
package with 512/256KB L2 cache on 0.13 micron process. This
motherboard supports 800/533/400 MHz system front side bus that
allows 6.4GB/s, 4.3GB/s and 3.2GB/s data transfer rates, respectively. The
motherboard also supports Intel® Pentium® 4 processors with
Hyper-Threading Technology.
Intel® 915P
The Intel® 915P chipset provides the interface for a processor in the
478-pin package with 400/533/800MHz front side bus (FSB), dual channel
DDR at speeds of up to 400MHz, and PCI Express x16-lane port for
graphics card. The Intel® 915P GMCH platform is compliant to the Direct
Media Interface (DMI) and supports the sixth generation I/O Controller Hub
(ICH6).
Dual-channel DDR memory support
Employing the Double Data Rate (DDR) memory technology, the
motherboard supports up to 4GB of system memory using DDR400/333
DIMMs. The ultra-fast 400MHz memory bus delivers the required bandwidth
for the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. See page
2-12 for details.
PCI Express™ interface
The motherboard fully supports PCI Express, the latest I/O interconnect
technology that speeds up the PCI bus. PCI Express features point-to-point
serial interconnections between devices and allows higher clockspeeds by
carrying data in packets. This high speed interface is software compatible with
existing PCI specifications. See page 2-18 for details.
Serial ATA technology
The motherboard supports the Serial ATA technology through the Serial ATA
interfaces and the Intel® ICH6. The SATA specification allows for thinner,
more flexible cables with lower pin count, reduced voltage requirement, and
up to 150 MB/s data transfer rate. See page 2-26 for details.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
RAID solution
Onboard RAID controller provides the motherboard with RAID functionality
that allows you to select the best RAID solution using IDE disk drives.
The ITE 8212 controller provides RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, and JBOD
functionality for two IDE channels that supports for up to four IDE hard disk
drives. See pages 2-25 and 5-16 for details.
8-channel high definition audio
The motherboard supports 8-channel High Definition Audio through the
onboard ALC861 CODEC with 24-bit DAC, a stereo 16-bit ADC, and an
AC97 2.3 compatible multi-channel audio designed for PC multimedia
systems. It also provides a Jack-Sensing function, S/PDIF out support,
interrupt capability and includes the Realtek® proprietary UAJ® (Universal
Audio Jack) technology. See page 2-22, 2-23 and 5-11 for details.
S/PDIF digital sound ready
The motherboard supports the S/PDIF Out function through the S/PDIF
interfaces on the rear panel and at midboard. The S/PDIF technology turns
your computer into a high-end entertainment system with digital connectivity
to powerful audio and speaker systems. See page 2-23 for details.
USB 2.0 technology
The motherboard implements the Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
specification, dramatically increasing the connection speed from the
12 Mbps bandwidth on USB 1.1 to a fast 480 Mbps on USB 2.0. USB 2.0 is
backward compatible with USB 1.1. See page 2-23 and 2-28 for details.
Temperature, fan, and voltage monitoring
The CPU temperature is monitored by the ASIC (integrated in the Winbond
Super I/O) to prevent overheating and damage. The system fan rotations
per minute (RPM) is monitored for timely failure detection. The ASIC
monitors the voltage levels to ensure stable supply of current for critical
components.
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1.3.2
ASUS Proactive features
AI NOS™ (Non-Delay Overclocking System)
The ASUS Non-delay Overclocking System™ (NOS) is a technology that
auto-detects the CPU loading and dynamically overclocks the CPU speed
only when needed.
AI NET2
The AI NET2 is a BIOS-based diagnostic tool that detects and reports
Ethernet cable faults and shorts. With this utility, you can easily monitor
the condition of the Ethernet cable(s) connected to the LAN (RJ-45)
port(s). During the bootup process, AI NET2 immediately diagnoses the
LAN cable(s) and reports shorts and faults up to 100 meters at 1 meter
accuracy. See pages 2-22 and 5-10.
1.3.3
Innovative ASUS features
CrashFree BIOS 2
This feature allows you to restore the original BIOS data from the support CD
in case when the BIOS codes and data are corrupted. This protection
eliminates the need to buy a replacement ROM chip. See details on page 4-5.
ASUS Q-Fan technology
The ASUS Q-Fan technology smartly adjusts the CPU fan speed according
to the system loading to ensure quiet, cool, and efficient operation. See
page 4-31 for details.
ASUS Multi-language BIOS
The multi-language BIOS allows you to select the language of your choice
from the available options. The localized BIOS menus allow you to configure
easier and faster. See page 4-13 for details.
ASUS MyLogo™
This new feature present in the motherboard allows you to personalize and
add style to your system with customizable boot logos.
1-4
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter lists the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform
when installing system components.
It includes description of the jumpers
and connectors on the motherboard.
2
Hardware
information
Chapter summary
2.1
Before you proceed .............................................................. 2-1
2.2
Motherboard overview .......................................................... 2-2
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU) .............................................. 2-6
2.4
System memory ................................................................. 2-12
2.5
Expansion slots ................................................................... 2-16
2.6
Jumpers .............................................................................. 2-19
2.7
Connectors ......................................................................... 2-22
ASUS P4GD1
2.1
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard
components or change any motherboard settings.
•
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or to
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
p o w e r c o r d i s d e t a c h e d f r o m t h e p o w e r s u p p l y . Failure
to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals,
and/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 should shut down the system and unplug
the power cable before removing or plugging in any motherboard
component. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard
LED.
SB_PWR
P4GD1
P4GD1 Onboard LED
ASUS P4GD1
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
2-1
2.2
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis
to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage
motherboard components.
2.2.1
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the
chassis in the correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the
rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image below.
2.2.2
Screw holes
Place nine (9) 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.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
P4GD1
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.2.3
Motherboard layout
24.5cm (9.6in)
KBPWR
Super
I/O
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
R
Intel
Grantsdale-P
MCH
Back surround L/R
Center:
Side surround L/R
Top:Line In
Center:Line Out
Below:Mic In
FLOPPY
PRI_IDE
Below:Bass
30.5cm (12.0in)
ATX12V
Top:
EATXPWR
CPU_FAN
LAN_USB12
DDR DIMM_B2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
USBPW12
USBPW34
F_USB12
DDR DIMM_A2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
DDR DIMM_A1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
PARALLEL PORT
COM1
DDR DIMM_B1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
Socket 478
SPDIF_O
PWR_FAN
PCIEX16
SEC_RAID
Marvell
88E8053
CHA_FAN
PCIEX1_1
PCI1
R
Intel
ICH6
CD
PCI2
COM2
P4GD1
AAFP
PCIEX1_2
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
SPDIF_OUT
PCIEX1_3
USBPW78
USBPW56
SB_PWR
USB56
ASUS P4GD1
ITE
8212F
PCI3
ALC861
Intel FWH
4Mb
SATA2
SATA4
SATA1
SATA3
PRI_RAID
CLRTC
CHASSIS
GAME
PANEL
USB78
2-3
2.2.4
2-4
Layout Contents
Slots
Page
1. DDR DIMM slots
2-12
2. PCI slots
2-18
3. PCI Express slot
2-18
Jumpers
Page
1. Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC1)
2-19
2. USB Device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34, USBPW56, USBPW78)
2-20
3. Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR1)
2-21
Rear panel connectors
Page
1. PS/2 mouse port
2-22
2. Parallel port
2-22
3. RJ-45 port
2-22
4. Rear Speaker Out port
2-22
5. Side Speaker Out port
2-22
6. Line In port
2-22
7. Line Out port
2-22
8. Microphone port
2-22
9. Center/Subwoofer port
2-22
10. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4
2-23
11. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
2-23
12. Serial connector
2-23
13. S/PDIF coaxial out port
2-23
14. PS/2 keyboard port
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Internal connectors
Page
1. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
2-24
2. Primary IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
2-24
3. Primary RAID ATA connector (40-1 pin PRI_RAID)
2-25
4. Secondary RAID ATA connector (40-1 pin SEC_RAID)
2-25
5. Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4)
2-26
6. CPU fan connector (3-pin CPU_FAN)
2-27
7. Power fan connector (3-pin PWR_FAN)
2-27
8. Chassis fan connector (3-pin CHA_FAN)
2-27
9. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM2)
2-28
10. USB headers (10-1 USB56, USB78)
2-28
11. ATX power connector (24-pin EATXPWR)
2-29
12. ATX 12V power connector (4-pin ATX12V)
2-29
13. Optical audio connector (4-pin CD)
2-30
14. GAME/MIDI connector (16-1 pin GAME)
2-30
15. Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
2-31
16. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
2-31
17. System panel connectors (20-1 pin PANEL)
- System Power LED (Green 3-pin PLED)
- Hard Disk activity (Red 2-pin IDE_LED)
- System warning speaker (Orange 4-pin SPEAKER)
- Power/Soft-off button(Yellow 2-pin PWRSW)
- Reset switch (Blue 2-pin RESET)
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2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
2.3.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with a surface mount 478-pin Zero Insertion Force
(ZIF) socket designed for the Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor.
Take note of the marked corner (with
gold triangle) on the CPU. This mark
should match a specific corner on the
socket to ensure correct installation.
Gold Mark
Your boxed Intel® Pentium® 4 processor package should come with
installation instructions for the CPU, heatsink, and the retention
mechanism. If the instructions in this section do not match the CPU
documentation, follow the latter.
Incorrect installation of the CPU into the socket can bend the pins and
severely damage the CPU!
Notes on Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
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•
This motherboard supports Intel® Pentium® 4 CPUs with
Hyper-Threading Technology.
•
Hyper-Threading Technology is supported under Windows® XP/2003
Server and Linux 2.4.x (kernel) and later versions only. Under Linux,
use the Hyper-Threading compiler to compile the code. If you are
using any other operating systems, disable the Hyper-Threading
Techonology item in BIOS to ensure system stability and
performance.
•
We recommend that you install Windows® XP Service Pack 1.
•
Make sure to enable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in BIOS
before installing a supported operating system
•
For more information on Hyper-Threading Technology, visit
www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
To use the Hyper-Threading Technology on this
motherboard:
1.
Buy an Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU that supports Hyper-Threading
Technology. Install the CPU.
2.
Power up the system and enter BIOS Setup (see Chapter 4). Under the
Advanced Menu, make sure that the item H y p e r - T h r e a d i n g
T e c h n o l o g y is set to Enabled. The item appears only if you installed
a CPU that supports Hyper-Threading Techonology.
3.
Reboot the computer.
2.3.2
Installing the CPU
Follow these steps to install a CPU.
1.
Locate the 478-pin ZIF socket on the motherboard.
P4GD1
P4GD1 478-pin CPU Socket
2.
Unlock the socket by pressing
the lever sideways, then lift it up
to a 90°-100° angle.
9 0°- 1 0 0°
angle
Socket Lever
Make sure that the socket lever is lifted up to 90°-100° angle;
otherwise, the CPU does not fit in completely.
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3.
4.
Position the CPU above the
socket such that its marked
corner matches the base of the
socket lever.
Gold Mark
Carefully insert the CPU into the
socket until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into
the socket to prevent bending the pins and damaging the CPU!
5.
When the CPU is in place, push
down the socket lever to secure
the CPU. The lever clicks on the
side tab to indicate that it is
locked.
After installation, make sure to plug the 4-pin ATX power cable to the
motherboard.
This motherboard does not support unlocked Intel® Pentium® 4 CPUs.
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3.3
Installing the heatsink and fan
The Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor requires a specially designed heatsink and
fan assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
•
When you buy a boxed Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, the package
includes the heatsink, fan, and retention mechanism.
•
If you buy a CPU separately, make sure that you use only
Intel®-certified heatsink and fan.
If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, make sure
that a Thermal Interface Material is properly applied to the CPU heatsink
or CPU before installing the heatsink and fan assembly.
Follow these steps to install the CPU heatsink and fan.
1.
Place the heatsink on top of the installed CPU, making sure that the
heatsink fits properly on the retention module base.
•
The retention module base is already installed on the motherboard
upon purchase.
•
You do not have to remove the retention module base when
installing the CPU or installing other motherboard components.
CPU heatsink
Retention module base
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2.
Position the fan with the retention mechanism on top of the heatsink.
Align and snap the four hooks of the retention mechanism to the
holes on each corner of the module base.
Make sure that the fan and retention mechanism assembly perfectly fits
the heatsink and module base; otherwise, you cannot snap the hooks
into the holes.
Retention lock
Retention hole
Retention hook snapped
to the retention hole
Keep the retention locks lifted upward while fitting the retention
mechanism to the module base.
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3.
Push down the locks on the retention mechanism to secure the
heatsink and fan to the module base.
When secure, the retention locks should point to opposite directions.
4.
When the fan and heatsink assembly is in place, connect the CPU fan
cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN.
Rotation
+12V
GND
CPU_FAN
P4GD1
P4GD1 CPU Fan connector
Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring
errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
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2.4
System memory
2.4.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with four 184-pin Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual
Inline Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets.
DIMM_B2
DIMM_B1
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A2
The following figure illustrates the location of the sockets:
P4GD1
P4GD1 184-Pin DDR DIMM Sockets
2.4.2
Memory Configurations
You may install 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, and 1 GB unbuffered non-ECC
DDR DIMMs into the DIMM sockets using the memory configurations in this
section.
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•
Installing DDR DIMMs other than the recommended configurations
may cause memory sizing error or system boot failure. Use any of
the recommended configurations in Table 1.
•
In dual-channel configurations, install only i d e n t i c a l (the same
type and size) DDR DIMM pairs for each channel.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules
from the same vendor.
•
Double-sided x16 modules are not supported in this motherboard.
•
Due to chipset resource allocation, the system may detect less than
4 GB of system memory when you installed four 1 GB DDR memory
modules.
•
Due to chipset limitation, DIMM modules with 128 Mb memory chips
or double-sided x16 memory chips are not supported in this
motherboard.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
Table 1
Recommended memory configurations
Sockets
Mode
DIMM_A1
(blue)
Single-channel
Dual-channel
DIMM_A2
(black)
DIMM_B1
(blue)
DIMM_B2
(black)
(1) Populated
—
—
—
(2)
—
Populated
—
—
(3)
—
—
Populated
—
(4)
—
—
—
Populated
(1) Populated
—
Populated
—
(2)
—
Populated
—
Populated
(3) *Populated Populated Populated Populated
* For dual-channel configuration (3), you may:
• install identical DIMMs in all four sockets
• install identical DIMM pair in DIMM_A1 and DIMM_B1 (blue sockets)
and identical DIMM pair in DIMM_A2 and DIMM_B2 (black sockets)
• install same size DIMMs in DIMM_A1 and DIMM_B1 (blue sockets) and
another same size pair in DIMM_A2 and DIMM_B2 (black sockets)
Table 2
Size
Vendor
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
Hynix
MICRON
MICRON
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
DDR400 Qualified Vendors List
Model
KVR400X64C3A/256
KVR400X64C3A/512
KVR400X64C3A/256
KVR400X64C3A/512
KVR400X64C3A/256
KVR400X64C3A/512
KHX3200A/512
M368L3223ETM-CCC
M368L3223FTN-CCC
M368L6423FTN-CCC
HYMD264646B8J-D43 AA
MT8VDDT3264AG-40BCB
MT16VDDT6464AG-40BCB
HYS64D32300GU-5-B
HYS64D64320GU-5-B
HYS64D32300HU-5-C
HYS64D64320HU-5-C
CMX256A-3200C2PT
CMX512-3200C2
VS512MB400
GE2563200B
GE5123200B
GE5123200B
GD3200-256V
GD3200-512V
Brand
Hynix
Hynix
Infineon
Infineon
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
N/A
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
Hynix
MICRON
MICRON
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
Winbond
Winbond
VALUE seLecT
GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
Side(s)
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
DS
SS
SS
DS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
DS
SS
DS
DS
SS
DS
Component
HY5DU56822BT-D43
HY5DU56822BT-D43
HYB25D256800BT-5B
HYB25D256809BT-5B
D3208DL2T-5
D328DIB-50
Heat-Sink Package
K4H560838E-TCCC
K4H560838F-TCCC
K4H560838F-TCCC
HY5DU56822BT-D43
MT46V32M8TG-5BC
MT46V32M8TG-5BC
HYB25D256800BT-5B
HYB25D256800BT-5B
HYB25D256800CE-5C
HYB25D256800CE-5C
W942508BH-5
Heat-Sink Package
VS32M8-5
GL3LC32G88TG-5A
GL3LC32G88TG-5A
GL3LC32G88TG-5A
GLIL DDR 32M8
GLIL DDR 32M8
DIMM support
A* B*C*
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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•
•
•
•
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•
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•
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•
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•
•
•
•
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Table 2
Size
DDR400 Qualified Vendors List
Vendor
256MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
1024MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
TwinMOS
TwinMOS
TwinMOS
Transcend
Transcend
Transcend
Transcend
A DATA
A DATA
A DATA
A DATA
A DATA
A DATA
Winbond
Winbond
PSC
PSC
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
ATP
NANYA
NANYA
BRAIN POWER
BRAIN POWER
CENTURY
CENTURY
CENTURY
CENTURY
CENTURY
CENTURY
elixir
elixir
Kreton
Kreton
Veritech
Veritech
Pmi
Pmi
Model
M2S9I08AFAPS9F0811A-T
M2G9I08AIATT9F081AADT
M2G9J16AJATT9F081AADT
TS32MLD64V4F3
TS64MLD64V4F3
TS32MLD64V4F3
TS64MLD64V4F3
MDOSS6F3G31Y0K1E0Z
MDOSS6F3H41Y0N1E0Z
MDOHY6F3G31Y0N1E0Z
MDOHY6F3H41Y0N1E0Z
MDOAD5F3G31Y0D1E02
MDOAD5F3H41Y0D1E02
W9425GCDB-5
W9451GCDB-5
AL5D8B53T-5B1K
AL6D8B53T-5B1K
MPXB62D-38KT3R
MPXC22D-38KT3R
AG28L64T8SMC4M
NT256D64S88B1G-5T
N512D64S8HB1G-5T
B6U808-256M-SAM-400
B6U808-512M-SAM-400
DXV6S8SSCCD3K27C
DXV2S8SSCCD3K27C
DXV6S8SSCCE3K27E
DXV2S8SSCCE3K27E
DXV6S8MC5BC3U27E
DXV2S8MC5BC3U27E
M2U25664DS88B3G-5T
M2U25664DS8HB3G-5T
N/A
N/A
VT400FMV/2561103
VT400FMV/5121003
MD44256VIT3208GMHA01
MD44512VIT3208GATA03
S i d e ( s ) : S S - Single Sided
Brand
PSC
TwinMOS
TwinMOS
Mosel
Mosel
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
Hynix
Hynix
N/A
N/A
Winbond
Winbond
PSC
PSC
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
MICRON
NANYA
NANYA
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
MICRON
MICRON
NANYA
NANYA
VT
VT
VT
VT
MOSEL
MOSEL
Side(s)
SS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
Component
A2S56D30ATP
TMD7608F8E50D
TMD7608F8E50D
V58C2256804SAT5B
V58C2256804SAT5B
K4H560838E-TCCC
K4H560838E-TCCC
K4H560838E-TCCC
K4H560838F-TCCC
HY5DU56822CT-D43
HY5DU56822CT-D43
ADD8608A8A-5B
ADD8608A8A-5B
W942508CH-5
W942508CH-5
A2S56D30BTP
A2S56D30BTP
KDL388P4EA-50
KDL388P4EA-50
MT46V64M4TG-5BC
NT5DS32M8BT-5T
NT5DS32M8BT-5T
K4H560838D-TCC4
K4H560838D-TCC4
K4H560838D-TCCC
K4H560838D-TCCC
K4H560838E-TCCC
K4H560838E-TCCC
MT46V32M8TG-5BC
MT46V32M8TG-5BC
N2DS25680BT-5T
N2DS25680BT-5T
VT3225804T-5
VT3225804T-5
VT56DD32M8PC-5
VT56DD32M8PC-5
V58C2256804SAT5B
V58C2256804SAT5B
DIMM support
A* B*C*
•
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D S - Double Sided
DIMM Support:
A - supports one module inserted into either slot, in a Single-channel memory
configuration.
B -
supports on pair of modules inserted into either the yellow slots or the black
slots as one pair of Dual-channel memory configuration.
C -
support for 4 modules inserted into the yellow and black slots as two pairs of
Dual-channel memory configuration.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the latest Qualified Vendors
List.
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2.4.3
Installing a DIMM
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs
or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage
to both the motherboard and the components.
2
1.
Unlock a DIMM socket by
pressing the retaining clips
outward.
2.
Align a DIMM on the socket such
that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the
socket.
DDR DIMM notch
1
1
Unlocked retaining clip
A DDR DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction.
DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM
is properly seated.
Locked Retaining Clip
2.4.4
Removing a DIMM
2
Follow these steps to remove a DIMM.
1.
Simultaneously press the
retaining clips outward to unlock
the DIMM.
1
1
DDR DIMM notch
Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining
clips. The DIMM might get damaged when it flips out with extra force.
2.
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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2.5
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following
sub-sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing
expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and
damage motherboard components.
2.5.1
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.
2.5.2
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 4 for information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
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2.5.3
Interrupt assignments
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
Priority
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Standard Function
1
2
–
11
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Re-direct to IRQ#9
Communications Port (COM2)*
Communications Port (COM1)*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
Floppy Disk Controller
Printer Port (LPT1)*
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port*
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
A
PCI slot 1
PCI slot 2
PCI slot 3
PCI E x1 slot 1
PCI E x1 slot 2
PCI E x1 slot 3
PCI E x16 slot
Onboard USB controller 1
Onboard USB controller 2
Onboard USB controller 3
Onboard USB controller 4
Onboard USB 2.0 controller
Onboard LAN
Onboard audio
Onboard PCI IDE RAID (ITE)
B
C
D
E
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
—
—
shared —
shared
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
shared —
—
—
shared
—
—
shared
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
used
F
—
used
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
G
H
used
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
—
—
—
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support
“Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise,
conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the system
unstable and the card inoperable.
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2.5.4
PCI slots
The PCI slots support cards such as a
LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and
other cards that comply with PCI
specifications. The figure shows a
LAN card installed on a PCI slot.
2.5.5
PCI Express x16 slot
This motherboard supports PCI
Express x16 graphic cards that
comply with the PCI Express
specifications. The figure shows a
graphics card installed on the PCI
Express x16 slot.
2.5.6
PCI Express x1 slot
This motherboard supports PCI
Express x1 network cards, SCSI cards
and other cards that comply with the
PCI Express specifications. The figure
shows a network card installed on the
PCI Express x1 slot.
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2.6
1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system
setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard
button cell battery powers the RAM data in 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.
Remove the onboard battery.
3.
Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the
cap on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back to
pins 1-2.
4.
Re-install the battery.
5.
Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6.
Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC
jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
CLRTC
P4GD1
P4GD1 Clear RTC RAM
1 2
Normal
(Default)
2 3
Clear CMOS
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to
overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R. (CPU
Parameter Recall) feature. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS
can automatically reset parameter settings to default values.
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2.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34,
USBPW56, USBPW78)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep
mode (CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power
mode) using the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up
from S3 and S4 sleep modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh,
power supply in reduced power mode).
The USBPWR12 and USBPWR34 jumpers are for the rear USB ports.
The USBPWR56 and USBPWR78 jumper is for the internal USB
connectors that you can connect to additional USB ports.
USBPW12
USBPW34
3
2
2
1
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
USBPW56
USBPW78
1 2
2 3
P4GD1
P4GD1 USB device wake-up
2-20
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
•
The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can
provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port; otherwise,
the system would not power up.
•
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
3.
Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up
feature. Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) to wake up the
computer when you press a key on the keyboard (the default is the
Space Bar). This feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply
at least 1A on the +5VSB lead, and a corresponding setting in the
BIOS.
KBPWR
1 2
+5V
2 3
+5VSB
(Default)
P4GD1
P4GD1 Keyboard power setting
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2.7
Connectors
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
14
1.
2.
3.
13
12
11
10
9
P S / 2 m o u s e p o r t ( g r e e n ) . This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
P a r a l l e l p o r t . This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner,
or other devices.
L A N ( R J - 4 5 ) p o r t . This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local
Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the table below
for the LAN port LED indications.
LAN port LED indications
ACT/LINK LED
Status
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
2-22
Description
SPEED LED
Status
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
Description
OFF
No link
OFF
10 Mbps connection
GREEN
Linked
ORANGE
100 Mbps connection
BLINKING
Data activity
GREEN
1 Gbps connection
LAN port
R e a r S p e a k e r O u t p o r t ( g r a y ) . This port connects the rear
speakers on a 4-channel, 6-channel, or 8-channel audio configuration.
S i d e S p e a k e r O u t p o r t ( b l a c k ) . This port connects the side
speakers in an 8-channel audio configuration.
L i n e I n p o r t ( l i g h t b l u e ) . This port connects a tape, CD, DVD
player, or other audio sources.
L i n e O u t p o r t ( l i m e ) . This port connects a headphone or a
speaker. In 4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel configuration, the
function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.
M i c r o p h o n e p o r t ( p i n k ) . This port connects a microphone.
C e n t e r / S u b w o o f e r p o r t ( y e l l o w o r a n g e ) . This port connects
the center/subwoofer speakers.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
Refer to the audio configuration table for the function of the audio ports
in 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Headset
2-channel
4-channel
Line In
Line In
Line In
Line In
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Mic In
Mic In
Mic In
Gray
•
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Black
•
•
•
Side Speaker Out
Yellow Orange
•
•
Center/Subwoofer
Center/Subwoofer
Light Blue
6-channel
8-channel
1 0 . U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s 3 a n d 4 . These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus
(USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
1 1 . U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s 1 a n d 2 . These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus
(USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
1 2 . S e r i a l c o n n e c t o r . This 9-pin COM1 port is for serial devices.
1 3 . S / P D I F O u t p o r t . This port connects an external audio output
device via a coaxial S/PDIF cable.
1 4 . P S / 2 k e y b o a r d p o r t ( p u r p l e ) . This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
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2.7.2
1.
Internal connectors
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable.
Insert one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other
end to the signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection
when using an FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
FLOPPY
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
P4GD1
PIN 1
P4GD1 Floppy disk drive connector
2.
Primary IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
This connector is for an Ultra DMA 100/66 signal cable. The Ultra DMA
100/66 signal cable has three connectors: a blue connector for the
primary IDE connector on the motherboard, a black connector for an
Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE slave device (optical drive/hard disk drive), and
a gray connector for an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE master device (hard disk
drive). If you install two hard disk drives, you must configure the
second drive as a slave device by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer
to the hard disk documentation for the jumper settings.
•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole
on the Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion
when you connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE devices.
PRI_IDE
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
P4GD1
P4GD1 IDE connector
2-24
PIN 1
Chapter 2: Hardware information
3.
IDE RAID connectors
(40-1 pin PRI_RAID [blue], SEC_RAID [black])
These connectors are for Ultra ATA 133/100/66 signal cables. These
connectors support up to four IDE hard disk drives that can be
configured as a disk array through the onboard IDE RAID controller.
Refer to Chapter 5 for details on how to set up RAID configurations.
These connectors are set to IDE mode by default. In IDE mode, you can
connect IDE devices to these connectors such as boot/data hard disk
drives or optical drives. If you intend to create an IDE RAID set using
these connectors, set the I T E 8 2 1 2 F C o n t r o l l e r item in the BIOS to
RAID Mode. See section “4.4.6 Onboard Devices Configuration” for
details.
SEC_RAID
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
cable to PIN 1.
P4GD1
PRI_RAID
P4GD1 RAID connectors
•
Before creating a RAID set using Ultra ATA hard disks, make
sure that you have connected the Ultra ATA signal cable and
installed Ultra ATA 133/100/66 hard disk drives.
•
The system automatically assigns the boot sequence of ATAPI
devices connected to the IDE RAID connectors.
•
The ITE® 8212F controller supports a maximum of 2 Ultra ATA hard
disk drives.
•
Set both drives either as Master or Slave before configuring a RAID 1
set.
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4.
Serial ATA connectors
(7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA
hard disk drives. The current Serial ATA interface allows up to 150
MB/s data transfer rate, faster than the standard parallel ATA with
133 MB/s (UltraDMA 133)
SATA2
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP4
RSATA_TXN4
GND
RSATA_RXP4
RSATA_RXN4
GND
SATA4
SATA1
SATA3
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP3
RSATA_TXN3
GND
RSATA_RXP3
RSATA_RXN3
GND
P4GD1
P4GD1 SATA connectors
Important notes on Serial ATA
•
Install the Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows® XP
Service Pack1 before using Serial ATA.
•
Plug your Serial ATA boot disk on the master port (SATA1 and
SATA2) to support S3 function. Refer to the table below for details.
Serial ATA Master/Slave connectors
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Connector
Setting
Use
SATA1, SATA2
Master
Boot disk
SATA3, SATA4
Slave
Data disk
Chapter 2: Hardware information
5.
CPU, Chassis, and Power fan connectors
(3-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin PWR_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350mA~740mA (8.88W
max.) or a total of 1A~2.22A (26.64W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan
cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors.
Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on the
fan connectors.
Rotation
+12V
GND
CPU_FAN
P4GD1
Rotation
+12V
GND
PWR_FAN
CHA_FAN
P4GD1 Fan connectors
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GND
+12V
Rotation
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6.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM2)
This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port
module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis.
COM2
PIN 1
P4GD1
P4GD1 Serial port connectors
The Serial connector (COM2) module is purchased separately.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB/GAME
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.
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
USB+5V
USB_P6USB_P6+
GND
NC
7.
P4GD1
P4GD1 USB 2.0 connectors
1
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
USB78
1
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
USB56
Never connect a 1 3 9 4 c a b l e to the USB connectors. Doing so will
damage the motherboard!
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
8.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
These connectors are for an ATX power supply. The plugs from the
power supply are designed to fit these connectors in only one
orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the
connectors completely fit.
•
It is recommended that you use an ATX 12 V Specification
2.0-compliant power supply unit (PSU) with a minimum of 300 W
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, make
sure that the 20-pin power plug can provide at least 15A on +12V
and that the PSU has a minimum power rating of 300 W. The system
may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is
inadequate.
•
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12 V power plug;
otherwise, the system will not boot up.
•
Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when
configuring a system with more power-consuming devices. The
system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is
inadequate.
•
The ATX 12 V Specification 2.0-compliant PSU passed the
motherboard power requirement test with the following
configuration:
Intel® Pentium® 4 3.4 GHz
512 MB DDR (x 4)
PCI Express x16 Nvidia EN5900
IDE hard disk drive (x 2)
SATA hard disk drive
CD-ROM (x 2)
SCSI card and SCSI hard disk drive
CPU
:
Memory
:
Grpahics card
:
Parallel ATA devices :
Serial ATA device :
Optical drives
:
SCSI devices
:
•
You must install a PSU with a higher power rating if you intend to
install additional devices.
ATX12V
+12V DC GND
+12V DC GND
P4GD1
P4GD1 ATX power connectors
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EATXPWR
+3 Volts
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
-5 Volts
Ground
Ground
Ground
PSON#
Ground
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
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9.
Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Left Audio Channel
This connector is for the 4-pin audio cable that connects to the audio
connector at the back of the optical drive.
P4GD1
CD
P4GD1 CD audio connector
+5V
J1B2
J1CY
GND
GND
J1CX
J1B1
+5V
1 0 . GAME/MIDI port connector (16-1 pin GAME)
This connector is for a GAME/MIDI port. Connect the USB/GAME
module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis. The GAME/MIDI port
connects a joystick or game pad for playing games, and MIDI devices
for playing or editing audio files.
P4GD1
P4GD1 GAME connector
2-30
MIDI_IN
J2B2
J2CY
MIDI_OUT
J2CX
J2B1
+5V
GAME
Chapter 2: Hardware information
1 1 . Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor or
switch. Connect one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch
cable to this connector. The chassis intrusion sensor or switch sends a
high-level signal to this connector when a chassis component is
removed or replaced. The signal is then generated as a chassis
intrusion event.
By default, the pins labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted
with a jumper cap. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to
use the chassis intrusion detection feature.
Chassis Signal
GND
+5VSB_MB
CHASSIS
P4GD1
(Default)
P4GD1 Chassis intrusion connector
1 2 . 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.
AAFP
BLINE_OUT_L
Legacy AC’97
compliant definition
AGND
+5VA
BLINE_OUT_R
SENSE2_RETUR
GND
PRESENCE#
SENSE1_RETUR
Azalia
compliant definition
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
PORT1 L
PORT1 R
PORT2 R
SENSE_SEND
PORT2 L
P4GD1
P4GD1 Analog front panel connector
Connect a high-definiton front panel audio module to this connector to
avail the high-definition audio features of the motherboard.
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1 3 . System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
SPEAKER
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
PLED-
PLED+
PLED
P4GD1
IDE LED
Reset
Ground
PWR
Ground
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
PANEL
Reset
PWR SW
P4GD1 System Panel Connector
The sytem panel connector is color-coded for easy connection. Refer to
the connector description below for details.
•
•
•
•
•
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System power LED (Green 3-pin PLED)
This 3-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the
chassis power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED
lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the
system is in sleep mode.
Hard disk drive activity (Red 2-pin IDE_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD
Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes
when data is read from or written to the HDD.
System warning speaker (Orange 4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning
speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
Power/Soft-off button (Yellow 2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power
button turns the system ON or puts the system in SLEEP or SOFT-OFF
mode depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for
more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
Reset button (Blue 2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for
system reboot without turning off the system power.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
This chapter describes the power up
sequence, the vocal POST messages,
and ways of shutting down the
system.
3
Powering up
Chapter summary
3.1
Starting up for the first time ................................................ 3-1
3.2
Powering off the computer .................................................. 3-2
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3.1
Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
2.
Be sure that all switches are off.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the
system chassis.
4.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a
surge protector.
5.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
a. Monitor
b. External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c. System power
6.
After applying power, the system power LED on the system front
panel case lights up. For systems withATX power supplies, the system
LED lights up when you press the ATX power button. If your monitor
complies with “green” standards or if it has a “power standby”
feature, the monitor LED may light up or switch between orange and
green after the system LED turns on.
The system then runs the power-on self tests or POST. While the
tests are running, the BIOS beeps (see BIOS beep codes table below)
or additional messages appear on the screen. If you do not see
anything within 30 seconds from the time you turned on the power,
the system may have failed a power-on test. Check the jumper
settings and connections or call your retailer for assistance.
AMI BIOS beep codes
7.
Beep Description
Error
One beep
Keyboard controller error
Refresh Time error
No master drive detected
Two continuous beeps followed by
two short beeps
Floppy controller failure
Two continuous beeps followed by
four short beeps
Hardware component failure
At power on, hold down the <Delete> key to enter the BIOS Setup.
Follow the instructions in Chapter 4.
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3.2
Powering off the computer
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function
If you are using Windows® 2000:
2.
Click the S t a r t button then click S h u t D o w n . . .
Make sure that the S h u t D o w n option button is selected, then click
the O K button to shut down the computer.
3.
The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
1.
If you are using Windows® XP:
2.
Click the S t a r t button then select T u r n O f f C o m p u t e r .
Click the T u r n O f f button to shut down the computer.
3.
The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
1.
3.2.2
Using the dual function power switch
While the system is ON, pressing the power switch for less than four
seconds puts the system to sleep mode or to soft-off mode, depending on
the BIOS setting. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds
lets the system enter the soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS setting.
Refer to section “4.5 Power Menu” in Chapter 4 for details.
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Chapter 3: Powering up
This chapter tells how to change
the system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions
of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
4
BIOS setup
Chapter summary
4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS ........................................ 4-1
4.2
BIOS setup program ........................................................... 4-10
4.3
Main menu .......................................................................... 4-13
4.4
Advanced menu .................................................................. 4-17
4.5
Power menu ........................................................................ 4-28
4.6
Boot menu .......................................................................... 4-33
4.7
Exit menu ........................................................................... 4-37
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4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
2.
ASUS
floppy
ASUS
A F U D O S (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable
disk.)
E Z F l a s h (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk during POST.)
3.
A S U S C r a s h F r e e B I O S 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable
floppy disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.)
4.
A S U S U p d a t e (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy
disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original
motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.
4.1.1
1.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click S t a r t from the Windows® desktop, then select M y
C o m p u t e rr.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click F i l e from the menu, then select F o r m a tt. A F o r m a t 3 1 / 2
F l o p p y D i s k window appears.
e. Select C r e a t e a n M S - D O S s t a r t u p d i s k from the format
options field, then click S t a r tt.
Windows® 2000 environment
To create a set of boot disks for Windows® 2000:
a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. Insert the Windows® 2000 CD to the optical drive.
c. Click S t a r tt, then select R u n
n.
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d. From the Open field, type
D:\bootdisk\makeboot a:
assuming that D: is your optical drive.
e. Press <Enter>, then follow screen instructions to continue.
2.
Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable
floppy disk.
4.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash utility
The ASUS EZ Flash feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to
go through the long process of booting from a floppy disk and using a
DOS-based utility. The EZ Flash utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is
accessible by pressing <Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self Tests
(POST).
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard and rename the same to P 4 G D 1 . R O M
M.
2.
Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk, then restart the system.
3.
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.
EZFlash starting BIOS update
Checking for floppy...
4.
Insert the floppy disk that contains the BIOS file to the floppy disk
drive. When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash performs the BIOS
update process and automatically reboots the system when done.
EZFlash starting BIOS update
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “P4GD1.ROM”. Completed.
Start erasing.......|
Start programming...|
Flashed successfully. Rebooting.
4-2
•
Do not shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent system boot failure!
•
A “Floppy not found!” error message appears if there is no floppy
disk in the drive. A “P4GD1.ROM not found!” error message appears
if the correct BIOS file is not found in the floppy disk. Make sure that
you rename the BIOS file to P4GD1.ROM.
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.1.3
AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment
using a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also
allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when
the BIOS fails or gets corrupted during the updating process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
•
Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at
least 600 KB free space to save the file.
•
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS
screen displays may not be exactly the same as shown.
1.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
2.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /o[filename]
where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than
eight alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three
alphanumeric characters for the extension name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.ROM
Main filename
3.
Extension name
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy
disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS
file.
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Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact
BIOS filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable
floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /iP4GD1.ROM
4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iP4GD1.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent system boot failure!
5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is
completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
A:\>afudos /iP4GD1.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Verifying flash .. done
A:\>
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4.1.4
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to
restore the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating
process. You can update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard
support CD or the floppy disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
•
Prepare the motherboard support CD or the floppy disk containing
the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
•
Make sure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the
floppy disk to P 4 G D 1 . R O M
M.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the
corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “P4GD1.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
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Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the
system.
2.
Insert the support CD to the optical drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When no floppy disk is found, the utility automatically checks the
optical drive for the original or updated BIOS file. The utility then
updates the corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
Checking for CD-ROM...
CD-ROM found!
Reading file “P4GD1.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this
motherboard. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the
latest BIOS file.
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4.1.5
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update
the motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility
allows you to:
• Save the current BIOS file
• Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
• Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
• Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
• View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network
or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
2.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The D r i v e r s menu appears.
Click the U t i l i t i e s tab, then click I n s t a l l A S U S U p d a t e
VX.XX.XX
X. See page 5-3 for the U t i l i t i e s screen menu.
3.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
1.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this
utility.
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Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
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1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking
Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate
e. The
ASUS Update main window appears.
2.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m
t h e I n t e r n e t option from the
drop-down menu, then click
N e x tt.
3.
Select the ASUS FTP site
nearest you to avoid network
traffic, or click A u t o S e l e c tt.
Click N e x tt.
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4.
From the FTP site, select the
BIOS version that you wish to
download. Click Next.
5.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself
through the Internet. Always
update the utility to avail all
its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
2.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by
clicking S t a r t > P r o g r a m s > A S U S > A S U S U p d a t e >
ASUSUpdate
e. The ASUS Update main window appears.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m a
f i l e option from the drop-down
menu, then click N e x tt.
3.
Locate the BIOS file from the
O p e n window, then click S a v e
e.
4.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
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4.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can
update using the provided utility described in section “4.1 Managing and
updating your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section
explains how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change
the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can
enable the security password feature or change the power management
settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS
Setup program so that the computer can recognize these changes and
record them in the CMOS RAM of the firmware hub.
The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you
start up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to
run this program. Press <Del> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to
enter the Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctrl+Alt+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis.
You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this
last option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being
a menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus
and make your selections from the available options using the navigation
keys.
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The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most
conditions to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes
unstable after changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings
to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the L o a d
D e f a u l t S e t t i n g s item under the Exit Menu. See section “4.7 Exit
Menu.”
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference
purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your
screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for this motherboard and .
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Menu bar
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Language
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
Configuration fields
[11:10:19]
[Thu 03/27/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[English]
:[ST320413A]
:[ASUS CD-S340]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
System Information
Sub-menu items
4.2.2
General help
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Advanced
For changing the basic system configuration
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Boot
Exit
For changing the system boot configuration
For changing the advanced system settings
For selecting the exit options and loading default
settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
4.2.3
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for
that particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu
and change the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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4.2.4
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that
menu. For example, selecting M a i n
shows the Main menu items.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Language
[11:10:19]
[Thu 03/27/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[English]
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
:[ST320413A]
:[ASUS CD-S340]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
4.2.5
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
System Information
The other items (Advanced, Power,
Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Main menu items
Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the item
has a sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press
<Enter>.
4.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is
user-configurable, you can change the value of the field opposite the item.
You cannot select an item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when
selected. To change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to
display a list of options. Refer to “4.2.7 Pop-up window.”
4.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with
the configuration options for that item.
4.2.8
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side
of a menu screen when there are items
that do not fit on the screen. Press the
Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> /
<Page Down> keys to display the other
items on the screen.
4.2.9
General help
At the top right corner of the menu
screen is a brief description of the
selected item.
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Advanced Chipset settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
Memory Acceleration Mode
DRAM Idle Timer
DRAm Refresh Rate
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Graphic Adapter Priority
Graphics Aperture Size
Spread Spectrum
[AGP/PCI]
[ 64 MB]
[Enabled]
ICH Delayed Transaction
[Enabled]
MPS Revision
[1.4]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Pop-up window
Scroll bar
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4.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears,
giving you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “4.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu
screen items and how to navigate through them.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Language
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Third IDE Slave
Fourth IDE Master
Fourth IDE Slave
IDE Configuration
[11:51:19]
[Thu 05/07/2004]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[English]
:[ST320413A]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
System Information
4.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xxxx]
Allows you to set the system time.
4.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
4.3.3
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[2.88M, 3.5 in.]
4.3.4
Language [English]
Allows you to choose the BIOS language version from the options.
Configuration options: [Français] [German] [English]
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Primary, Third and Fourth IDE Master/Slave
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE
devices. There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device
item then press <Enter> to display the IDE device information.
Primary IDE Master
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: ST320413A
Size
: 20.0GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
: Supported
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-5
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block(Multi-sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
Smart Monitoring
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items
(Device, Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra
DMA, and SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable.
These items show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to Auto allows automatic selection of
the appropriate IDE device type. Select CDROM if you are specifically
configuring a CD-ROM drive. Select ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device)
if your device is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive.
Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to Auto enables the LBA mode if
the device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously
formatted with LBA mode disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to Auto, the
data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if
the device supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled],
the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
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PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0]
[SWDMA1] [SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0]
[UDMA1] [UDMA2] [UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.3.6
IDE Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for
the IDE devices installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter>
if you wish to configure the item.
IDE Configuration
Onboard IDE Operate Mode
Enhanced Mode Support On
[Enhanced Mode]
[S-ATA]
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)
[35]
Onboard IDE Operate Mode [Enhanced Mode]
Allows selection of the IDE operation mode depending on the operating
system (OS) that you installed. Set to Enhanced Mode if you are using
native OS, such as Windows® 2000/XP.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Compatible Mode] [Enhanced Mode]
Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA]
The default setting S-ATA allows you to use native OS on Serial ATA
and Parallel ATA ports. We recommend that you do not change the
default setting for better OS compatibility. In this setting, you may
use legacy OS on the Parallel ATA ports o n l y i f you did not install any
Serial ATA device.
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The P-ATA+S-ATA and P-ATA options are for advanced users only. If
you set to any of these options and encounter problems, revert to the
default setting S - A T A
A. Configuration options: [P-ATA+S-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]
4.3.7
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The
BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu.
AMIBIOS
Version
: 08.00.10
Build Date : 06/30/04
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU 3.40GHz
: 2800 MHz
: 1
System Memory
Size
: 512MB
AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information
Processor
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory
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4.4
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.
Configure CPU.
JumperFree Configuration
LAN Cable Status
USB Configuration
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCI PnP
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub-screen
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
4.4.1
JumperFree Configuration
Configure System Frequency/Voltage
AI Overclocking
[Auto]
Performance Mode
[Auto]
Select the target CPU
frequency, and the
relevant parameters
will be auto-adjusted.
Frequencies higher
than CPU manufacturer
recommends are not
guaranteed to be
stable. If the system
becomes unstable,
return to the default.
AI Overclocking [Auto]
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU
internal frequency. Select either one of the preset overclocking options.
Configuration options: [Manual] [Auto] [Standard] [Overclock Profile]
[ AI NOS]
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Performance Mode [Auto]
Allows enhanced system performance. Setting to [Turbo] may cause the
system to become unstable. If this happens, revert to the default setting
[Auto]. Configuration options: [Auto] [Standard] [Turbo]
The following item appears only when the AI Overclocking item is set to
[Overclock Profile].
Overclock Options [Overclock 5%]
Allows you to set the oveclocking options.
Configuration options: [Overclock 5%] [Overclock 10%] [Overclock 20%]
[Overclock 30%] [FSB900/DDR-450] [FSB1000/DDR-500]
[FSB1066/DDR-445] [FSB1066/DDR-533]
The following item appears only when the AI Overclocking item is set to
[AI N.O.S.].
N.O.S Mode [Auto]
Sets the Non-Delay Overclocking System mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Standard] [Sensitive] [Heavy Load]
The following item appears only when the N.O.S Mode item is set to
[Standard], [Sensitive], or [Heavy].
Turbo N.O.S. [Disabled]
Disables or sets the turbo non-delay overclocking system percentage.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Overclock 3%] [Overclock 5%]
[Overclock 7%] [Overclock 10%] [Overclock 15%] [Overclock 20%]
Twin Turbo N.O.S. [Disabled]
Disables or sets the twin turbo non-delay overclocking system percentage.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Overclock 3%] [Overclock 5%]
[Overclock 7%] [Overclock 10%] [Overclock 15%] [Overclock 20%]
[Overclock 30%]
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The following item appears only when the AI Overclocking item is set to
[AI N.O.S.] or [Manual].
Memory Voltage [Auto]
Allows selection of the DDR SDRAM operating voltage. Set to Auto for safe
mode. Configuration options: [2.60V] [2.70V] [2.80V] [2.90V] [Auto]
Refer to the DDR documentation before setting the memory voltage.
Setting a very high memory voltage may damage the memory
module(s)!
Chipset Core Voltage [Auto]
Allows selection of the chipset core voltage.
Configuration options: [1.50V] [1.60V] [Auto]
CPU VCore Voltage [Auto]
Allows selection of the CPU VCore voltage. The configuration options vary
depending on the CPU installed. Setting to Auto allows the BIOS to detect
the VCore voltage of the CPU installed.
Refer to the CPU documentation before setting the CPU VCore voltage.
A very high Vcore voltage can severely damage the CPU!
FSB Termination Voltage [Auto]
Sets the Front Side Bus (FSB) termination voltage.
Configuration options: [1.20V] [1.40V] [Auto]
CPU Frequency [XXX] (value is auto-detected)
Indicates the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus and
PCI bus. The bus frequency (external frequency) multiplied by the bus
multiple equals the CPU speed. The value of this item is auto-detected by
BIOS. The values range from 100 to 400. Refer to the following table for
the correct Front Side Bus and CPU External Frequency settings. Use the
<+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Table 4.4.2 FSB/CPU External Frequency Synchronization
Front Side Bus
CPU External Frequency
FSB 800
200 MHz
FSB 533
133 MHz
FSB 400
100 MHz
Selecting a very high CPU frequency may cause the system to become
unstable! If this happens, revert to the default setting.
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DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the DDR operating frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [333 MHz] [400 MHz] [600 MHz]
Selecting a DRAM frequency that is not supported by your DIMM module
may cause the system to become unstable! If this happens, revert to
the default setting. See page 2-14 for qualified DDR DIMMs.
PCI Express Frequency [Auto]
Sets the PCI Express frequency. Configuration options: [Auto] [90] ~ [133]
PCI Clock Synchronization Mode [Auto]
Selects the PCI Clock Synchronization mode.
Configuration options: [To CPU] [33.33MHz] [Auto]
Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Enables, disables or set to Auto the clock generator spread spectrum.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
4.4.2
LAN Cable Status
The items in this menu displays the status of the Local Area Network
(LAN) cable.
POST Check LAN cable
LAN Cable Status
Pair
Status
Length
1-2
3-6
4-5
7-8
0.0M
0.0M
0.0M
0.0M
Open
Open
Open
Open
[Disabled]
POST Check LAN cable [Disabled]
Enables or disables checking of the LAN cable during POST.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.4.3
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.
USB Configuration
Module Version - 2.23.2-9.4
USB Devices Enabled: None
USB Function
Legacy USB Support
USB 2.0 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[HiSpeed]
The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the
auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows
None.
USB Function [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for USB devices on legacy
operating systems (OS). Setting to Auto allows the system to detect the
presence of USB devices at startup. If detected, the USB controller legacy
mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is
disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to set the USB 2.0 controller mode to HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or
FullSpeed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [FullSpeed] [HiSpeed]
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4.4.4
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
Configure Advanced CPU settings
Manufacturer:
Brand String:
Frequency
:
FSB Speed
:
Cache L1
Cache L2
Cache L3
Sets the ratio between
CPU Core Clock and the
FSB Frequency.
NOTE: If an invalid
ratio is set in CMOS
then actual and
setpoint values may
differ.
Intel
Genuine Intel(R) CPU 3.20GHz
3400 MHz
800 MHz
: 8 KB
: 512 KB
: 2048 KB
Ratio Status: Unlocked
Ratio Actual Value : 14
Ratio CMOS Setting:
VID CMOS Setting:
Microcode Updation
Max CPUID Value Limit:
Enhanced C1 Control
CPU Internal Thermal Control
[ 8]
[ 45]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Hyper Threading Technology
[Enabled]
F10
ESC
Save and Exit
Exit
Ratio CMOS Setting [ 8]
Sets the ratio between the CPU Core Clock and the Front Side Bus
frequency. The default value of this item is auto-detected by BIOS. Use the
<+> or <-> keys to adjust the values.
VID CMOS Setting [ 45]
Allows you to set the VID CMOS setting at which the processor is to run.
The default value of this item is auto-detected by BIOS. Use the < + > or
<-> keys to adjust the values.
Microcode Updation [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Microcode Updation feature.
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]
Enhanced C1 Control [Auto]
When set to [Auto], the BIOS will automatically check the CPU’s capability
to enable the C1E support. In C1E mode, the CPU power consumption is
lower when idle. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
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CPU Internal Thermal Control [Auto]
Disables or sets the CPU internal thermal control.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Hyper-Threading Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the processor Hyper-Threading Technology.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.4.5
Chipset
The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Advanced Chipset Settings
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
Hyper-Path 2
[Enabled]
[Auto]
Graphic Adapter Priority
[PCI Express/PCI]
PEG Buffer Length
Link Latency
PEG Link Mode
PEG Root Control
Slot Power
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Select Screen
Select Item
Advanced Chipset Settings
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
When this item is enabled, the DRAM timing parameters are set according
to the DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect). When disabled, you can
manually set the DRAM timing parameters through the DRAM sub-items.
The following sub-items appear when this item is Disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DRAM CAS# Latency [3 Clocks]
Controls the latency between the SDRAM read command and the time
the data actually becomes available.
Configuration options: [3 Clocks] [2.5 Clocks] [2 Clocks]
DRAM RAS# Precharge [4 Clocks]
Controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to the DDR
SDRAM. Configuration options: [2 Clocks] [3 Clocks] [4 Clocks]
[5 Clocks]
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [4 Clocks]
Controls the latency between the DDR SDRAM active command and
the read/write command. Configuration options: [2 Clocks] [3 Clocks]
[4 Clocks] [5 Clocks]
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DRAM RAS# Activate to Precharge [15 Clocks]
Sets the RAS Activate timing to Precharge timing.
Configuration options: [1 Clock] [2 Clocks] ~ [15 Clocks]
DRAM Write Recovery Time [4 Clocks]
Sets the DRAM Write Recover Time.
Configuration options: [2 Clocks] [3 Clocks] [4 Clocks] [5 Clocks]
Hyper Path 2 [Auto]
Enables or disables the memory acceleration mode feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Booting Graphic Adapter Priority [PCI Express/PCI]
Allows selection of the graphics controller to use as primary boot device.
Configuration options: [Internal VGA] [PCI Express/Int-VGA]
[PCI Express/PCI] [PCI/PCI Express] [PCI/Int-VGA]
PEG Buffer Length [Auto]
Sets the PCI Express Graphics card buffer length.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Long] [Short]
Link Latency [Auto]
Sets the link latency. Configuration options: [Auto] [Slow] [Normal]
PEG Link Mode [Auto]
Sets the PCI Express Graphics link mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Slow] [Normal] [Fast] [Faster]
PEG Root Control [Auto]
Enables or disables the PCI Express Graphics root control.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Slot Power [Auto]
Sets the slot operating power.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Light] [Normal] [Heavy] [Heavier]
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4.4.6
Onboard Devices Configuration
Configure Win627EHF Super IO Chipset
Onboard High Definition Codec
Onboard PCIEX GbE LAN
LAN Option ROM
ITE8212F Controller
Detecting Device Time
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[IDE Mode]
[Quick Mode]
Serial Port1 Address
Serial Port2 Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Parallel Port IRQ
Onboard Game/MIDI Port
[3F8/IRQ4]
[2F8/IRQ3]
[378]
[ECP]
[DMA3]
[IRQ7]
[Disabled]
Onboard High Definition Codec [Enabled]
Enables or disables the onboard High-Definition Audio CODEC.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
OnBoard PCIEX GbE LAN [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard PCI Express Gigabit LAN
controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
LAN Option ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the option ROM in the onboard LAN
controller. This item appears only when the Onboard LAN item is set
to Enabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ITE8212F Controller [IDE Mode]
Allows you to set the onboard ITE® 8212F RAID controller operating mode.
Configuration options: [RAID Mode] [IDE Mode] [Disabled]
Detecting Device Time [Quick Mode]
Sets the ITE8212F detecting device time. If the devices installed on
the IDE RAID connectors cannot be detected, set this item to
Standard Mode to enable complete detecting process. This item
appears only when the ITE8212F Controller is set to IDE Mode.
Configuration options: [Standard Mode] [Quick Mode]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
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Serial Port2 Address [2F8/IRQ3]
Allows you to select the Serial Port2 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC]
Parallel Port Mode [ECP]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [Bi-directional] [EPP] [ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Appears only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to [ECP]. This item
allows you to set the Parallel Port ECP DMA.
Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
EPP Version [1.9]
Allows selection of the Parallel Port EPP version. This item appears
only when the P a r a l l e l P o r t M o d e is set to E P P
P.
Configuration options: [1.9] [1.7]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
Onboard Game/MIDI Port [Disabled]
Allows you to select the Game Port address or to disable the port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [200/300] [200/330] [208/300]
[208/330]
MIDI IRQ Select [IRQ10]
Sets MIDI port IRQ address.
Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ10] [IRQ11]
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4.4.7
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.
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S
PCI Latency Timer
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
Palette Snooping
PCI IDE BusMaster
[No]
[64]
[Yes]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
IRQ-3 assigned to
IRQ-4 assigned to
IRQ-5 assigned to
IRQ-7 assigned to
IRQ-9 assigned to
IRQ-10 assigned to
IRQ-11 assigned to
IRQ-14 assigned to
IRQ-15 assigned to
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Plug And Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set
to [Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating
system configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device
latency timer register. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160]
[192] [224] [248]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card
requests for an IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the
PCI VGA card even if requested. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the 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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PCI IDE BusMaster [Enabled]
Allows BIOS to use PCI bus mastering when reading/writing to IDE devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IRQ-xx assigned to [PCI Device]
When set to [PCI Device], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP
devices. When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA
devices. Configuration options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]
4.5
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.
Suspend Mode
Repost Video on S3 Resume
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI APIC Support
[Auto]
[No]
[No]
[Enabled]
Configure CPU.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
4.5.1
Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) state to be used for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]
4.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume [No]
Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
4.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support [No]
Allows you to add more tables for Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) 2.0 specifications. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
4.5.4
ACPI APIC Support [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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4.5.5
APM Configuration
APM Configuration
Power Button Mode
[On/Off]
Enabled or disable
APM.
Restore on AC Power Loss
[Power Off]
Power On By RTC Alarm
[Disabled]
Power On By External Modems
[Disabled]
Power On By PCI Devices
[Disabled]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard
[Disabled]
Keyboard Wakeup Password : Not Installed
Power On By PS/2 Mouse
[Disabled]
Power Button Mode [On/Off]
Allows the system to go into On/Off mode or suspend mode when the
power button is pressed. Configuration options: [On/Off] [Suspend]
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 External Modems [Disabled]
This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the
computer when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in
Soft-off mode. 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.
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Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system
through a PCI LAN or modem card. This feature requires an ATX power
supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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] [Enabled]
Wakeup Password
This item appears only when the Power On By PS/2 Keyboard is set to
Enabled. Select this item then press <Enter> to set or change the
keyboard wakeup password.
Keyboard Wakeup Password
Shows N o t I n s t a l l e d if there is no wake-up password installed. After
you have set a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
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]
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4.5.6
Hardware Monitor
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
[51ºC/122.5ºF]
[41ºC/105.5ºF]
CPU Fan Speed
CPU Q-Fan Control
Chassis Fan Speed
Power Fan Speed
[3813 RPM]
[Disabled]
[N/A]
[N/A]
VCORE Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
[ 1.320V]
[ 3.345V]
[ 5.094V]
[11.880V]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
CPU Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
MB Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
motherboard and CPU temperatures. Select Disabled if you do not wish to
display the detected temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A.
CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature that smartly
adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation. When this field
is set to [Enabled], the C P U F a n R a t i o item appears to allow selection of
the appropriate fan speed ratio. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The C P U Q - F a n M o d e
e, C P U F a n R a t i o
o, and C P U T a r g e t
T e m p e r a t u r e items appear when you enable the C P U Q - F a n
C o n t r o l feature.
CPU Q-Fan Mode [PWM]
Allows you to select the type of CPU fan cable connected to the CPU fan
connector. Set to [PWM] when using a 4-pin CPU fan cable. Set to [DC]
when using a 3-pin CPU fan cable. Configuration options: [PWM] [DC]
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Some CPU fans with a 4-pin cable do not comply with Intel®’s PWM fan
specification. When using this type of CPU fan, you can not reduce the
CPU fan speed even if you set the CPU Q-Fan Mode to [PWM].
CPU Fan Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to select the appropriate CPU fan speed ratio for the system.
The default [Auto] automatically selects the fan speed ratio when
operating a low CPU temperature. Select a higher ratio if you installed
additional devices and the system requires more ventilation. This item
appears only when the CPU Q-Fan Control item is Enabled.
Configuration options: [Auto] [90%] [80%] [70%] [60%]
CPU Target Temperature [xxxºC]
Allows you to set the CPU temperature threshold when the CPU fan speed
is increased to lower the CPU temperature. The default target temperature
is the Intel® Fan Speed Control (FSC) recommended value. This item
appears only when the CPU Q-Fan Control item is Enabled. Configuration
options: [35ºC] [38ºC] [41ºC] [44ºC] [47ºC] [50ºC] [53ºC] [56ºC] [59ºC]
[62ºC] [65ºC]
Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
chassis fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected
to the chassis, the specific field shows N/A.
Power Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
power fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected
to the power fan connector, the specific field shows N/A.
VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output
through the onboard voltage regulators.
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4.6
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.
APM Configuration
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub-screen
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
4.6.1
Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
[PM-ST330620A]
[PS-ASUS CD-S360]
1st ~ xxth Boot Device [1st Floppy Drive]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available
devices. The number of device items that appears on the screen depends
on the number of devices installed in the system.
Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled]
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4.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Full Screen Logo
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Interrupt 19 Capture
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
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 MyLogo™ feature.
Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when
error occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run
Setup” during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap
Interrupt 19. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.6.3
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
Change Supervisor Password
Boot Sector Virus Protection
[Disabled]
Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d.
After you set a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six
letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you successfully set your
password.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a
user password.
To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password
then press <Enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
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If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear clear it by erasing the
CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “2.6 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.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
Boot Sector Virus Protection
[Full Access]
[Setup]
[Disabled]
Select Screen
Select Item
User Access Level (Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
N o A c c e s s prevents user access to the Setup utility.
V i e w O n l y allows access but does not allow change to any field.
L i m i t e d allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and
Time.
F u l l A c c e s s allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup
utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password
item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d. After you set
a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
To set a User Password:
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1.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at
least six letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
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The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
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]
Boot Sector Virus Protection [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the boot sector virus protection.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.7
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values
for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub-screen
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the
options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
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Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the
Exit menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM.
An onboard backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even
when the PC is turned off. When you select this option, a confirmation
window appears. Select Y e s to save changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes,
the program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save
your changes before exiting. Press <Enter> to save the changes while
exiting.
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 Y e s 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 Y e s to load default
values. Select E x i t & S a v e C h a n g e s or make other changes before
saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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This chapter describes the contents
of the support CD that comes with
the motherboard package.
5
Software
support
Chapter summary
5.1
Installing an operating system ............................................. 5-1
5.2
Support CD information ........................................................ 5-1
5.3
Software information ........................................................... 5-8
5.4
RAID configurations ............................................................ 5-16
5.5
Creating a RAID driver disk ................................................. 5-24
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5.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® 2000/2003 Server/XP operating
systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding
updates to maximize the features of your hardware.
5.2
•
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for reference only. Refer to
your OS documentation for detailed information.
•
Make sure that you install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the
Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later versions before installing the
drivers for better compatibility and system stability.
Support CD information
The support CD that came 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 CD are subject to change at any time
without notice. Visit the ASUS website(www.asus.com) for updates.
5.2.1
Running the support CD
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the
D r i v e r s menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
Click an icon to
display support
CD/motherboard
information
Click an item to install
If A u t o r u n 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 A S S E T U P . E X E to run the CD.
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5.2.2
Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
QFE Update
Installs the Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) driver updates.
Intel Chipset Inf Update Program
This item installs the Intel® Chipset INF Update Program. This driver enables
Plug-n-Play INF support for the Intel® chipset components on the
motherboard. When installed to the target system, this driver provides the
method for configuring the chipset components.
You can install this utility using three different modes: interactive, silent, or
unattended preload. Installing the driver in interactive mode requires user
input during installation. User input is not required when installing the driver
in silent or unattended preload modes. Refer to the online help or readme
file that came with the utility for details.
Realtek Audio Driver
Executes the wizard to install the Realtek® ALC861 audio driver and
application.
Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet Driver
Installs the Marvell® Yukon 88E8053 PCI Express™ Gigabit LAN driver that
provides up to 1000 Mbps data transfer rates.
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IT8212 Driver and Application
Installs the IT8212 driver and application.
Make ITE8212 Driver Disk
Allows you to create a driver disk for the IT8212 IDE RAID setup.
USB 2.0 Driver
Installs the USB 2.0 driver.
The screen display and drivers option may not be the same for different
operating system versions.
5.2.3
Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the
motherboard supports.
Marvell Yukon VCT Application
Installs the Marvell® Yukon VCT cable diagnostic application that analyzes
and reports LAN cable faults and shorts. See page 5-10 for details.
ASUS PC Probe
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system
voltages, and alerts you of any detected problems. This utility helps you
keep your computer in healthy operating condition.
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ASUS Update
The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in a
Windows® environment. This utility requires an Internet connection either
through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP). See page 4-7 for
details.
ASUS Ai Booster
The ASUS AI Booster application allows you to overclock the CPU speed in a
Windows® environment.
Microsoft DirectX
The Microsoft DirectX 9.0b is a multimedia technology that enhances
computer graphics and sounds. DirectX improves the multimedia features
of your computer so you can enjoy watching TV and movies, capturing
videos, or playing games in your computer.
Anti-virus software
Installs the anti-virus program. View the online help for detailed
information.
ADOBE Acrobat Reader
The Adobe® Acrobat® Reader V5.0 is for opening, viewing, and printing
documents in Portable Document Format (PDF).
ASUS Screen Saver
Installs the ASUS screen saver.
The screen display and utilities option may not be the same for different
operating system versions.
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5.2.4
Manuals menu
The Manuals menu contains a list of supplementary user manuals. Click an
item to open the folder of the user manual.
Install the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader from the Utilities menu before
opening the manual files.
ITE8212 RAID User’s Manual
Allows you to open the ITE® 8212F RAID User’s manual.
The screen display and manuals option may not be the same for
different operating system versions.
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5.2.5
ASUS Contact information
Click the C o n t a c t tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can
also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
5.2.6
Other information
The icons on the top right corner of the screen give additional information
on the motherboard and the contents of the support CD. Click an icon to
display the specified information.
Motherboard Info
Displays the general specifications of the motherboard.
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Browse this CD
Displays the support CD contents in graphical format.
Technical support Form
Displays the ASUS Technical Support Request Form that you have to fill out
when requesting technical support.
Filelist
Displays the contents of the support CD and a brief description of each in
text format.
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5.3
Software information
Most of the applications in the support CD have wizards that will
conveniently guide you through the installation. View the online help or
readme file that came with the software application for more information.
5.3.1
ASUS MyLogo™
The ASUS MyLogo™ utility lets you customize the boot logo. The boot logo
is the image that appears on screen during the Power-On-Self-Tests
(POST). The ASUS MyLogo™ is automatically installed when you install the
A S U S U p d a t e utility from the support CD. See section “5.2.3 Utilities
menu” for details.
•
Before using the ASUS MyLogo™, use the AFUDOS utility to make a
copy of your original BIOS file, or obtain the latest BIOS version from
the ASUS website. See section “4.1.2 AFUDOS utility”.
•
Make sure that the BIOS item F u l l S c r e e n L o g o is set to
[Enabled] if you wish to use ASUS MyLogo™. See section “4.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration”.
•
You can create your own boot logo image in GIF, JPG, or BMP file
formats.
To launch the ASUS MyLogo™:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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Launch the ASUS Update utility. Refer to section “4.1.4 ASUS Update
utility” for details.
Select O p t i o n s from the drop down menu, then click N e x tt.
Check the option L a u n c h M y L o g o t o r e p l a c e s y s t e m b o o t
S, then click N e x tt.
logo before flashing BIOS
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m a f i l e from the drop down menu, then
click N e x tt.
When prompted, locate the new
BIOS file, then click N e x tt. The
ASUS MyLogo window appears.
From the left window pane, select
the folder that contains the image
you intend to use as your boot
logo.
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7.
When the logo images appear on
the right window pane, select an
image to enlarge by clicking on it.
8.
Adjust the boot image to your
desired size by selecting a value
on the R a t i o box.
9.
When the screen returns to the ASUS Update utility, flash the original
BIOS to load the new boot logo.
10. After flashing the BIOS, restart the computer to display the new boot
logo during POST.
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5.3.2
AI NET 2
The Marvell® Virtual Cable Tester™ (VCT) is a cable diagnostic utility that
reports LAN cable faults and shorts using the Time Domain Reflectometry
(TDR) technology. The VCT detects and reports open and shorted cables,
impedance mismatches, pair swaps, pair polarity problems, and pair skew
problems of up to 64 ns at one meter accuracy.
The VCT feature reduces networking and support costs through a highly
manageable and controlled network system. This utility can be incorporated
in the network systems software for ideal field support as well as
development diagnostics.
Using the Virtual Cable Tester™
To use the the Marvell® Virtual Cable Tester™ utility:
1.
2.
3.
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Launch the VCT utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking
S t a r t > A l l P r o g r a m s > M a r v e l l > V i r t u a l C a b l e T e s t e rr.
Click V i r t u a l C a b l e T e s t e r from the menu to display the screen
below.
Click the R u n button to perform a cable test.
•
The VCT only runs on systems with Windows® XP or Windows® 2000
operating systems.
•
The VCT utility only tests Ethernet cables connected to Gigabit LAN
port(s).
•
The R u n button on the Virtual Cable Tester™ main window is
disabled if no problem is detected on the LAN cable(s) connected to
the LAN port(s).
•
If you want the system to check the LAN cable before entering the
OS, enable the P O S T C h e c k L A N c a b l e item in the BIOS.
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5.3.3
Audio configurations
The Realtek® ALC861 High Definition Audio CODEC provides 8-channel
audio capability to deliver the ultimate audio experience on your PC. The
software provides Jack-Sensing function, S/PDIF out support and interrupt
capability. The includes the Realtek® proprietary UAJ® (Universal Audio
Jack) technology for three ports (Line-In, Line-Out and Mic-In), eliminating
cable connection errors and giving users plug and play convenience. The
utility is automatically installed when you install the Realtek Audio Driver
from the motherboard support CD. Refer to section “5.2.2 Driver’s Menu”.
Launching the Realtek Sound Manager
From the Windows® taskbar, double-click the
S o u n d E f f e c t icon to display the R e a l t e k
S o u n d M a n a g e rr.
Realtek
Sound Effect
icon
Using the Realtek® Sound Manager
The Realtek® Sound Manager has six menu options: Sound Effect, Speaker
Configuration, 3D Audio Demo, General, SPDIF, and Audio Wizard. Click a
button to display the details.
Sound Effect
The S o u n d E f f e c t option allows you to set the environment, change the
karaoke configuration, and adjust the equalizer settings. Click the S o u n d
E f f e c t button to display the following.
Environment
settings
Karaoke
Equalizer
settings
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E n v i r o n m e n t . This section contains various pre-programmed
environment settings. There are five featured materials that emulate the
bathroom, an auditorium, sewer pipe, an arena, and underwater
environments. Click the corresponding button to set an environment
emulation. To set other environment emulations, click the combo list box
and select from any of the environment settings.
E q u a l i z e r . The Equalizer section allows you to adjust the amplifier
frequency. Use the 10-band equalizer to individually control the different
frequency bands of your speaker system, or click a music style preset
button to load a pre-defined equalizer setting. Click the corresponding
control button to load, save, reset, or delete a user-defined preset.
K a r a o k e . The Karaoke section allows you to toggle the voice and adjust
the pitch of the audio. Click the up or down arrows to adjust the pitch or
the icon to toggle the voice.
Speaker Configuration
The S p e a k e r C o n f i g u r a t i o n option allows you to configure and test
your speaker setup. Select your speaker setup to display the function of
the front and back panel audio ports.
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3D Audio Demo
The 3 D A u d i o D e m o option shows a 3D audio demonstration with
variable sound type, moving path and EAX settings. Click the P l a y or S t o p
button to start or stop the demo. Click the corresponding option button to
adjust the sound type, moving path and EAX settings.
General
The G e n e r a l option displays your audio driver version, DirectX version,
audio controller, and audio CODEC. Enable the option button to display the
Sound Effect icon on the system tray. To change the language interface,
click the combo list box and select from the list of supported languages.
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SPDIF
The S P D I F option allows you to set the S/PDIF output and change the
S/PDIF output frequency. Click the option button of your choice.
Audio Wizard
The A u d i o W i z a r d guides you to the proper audio port for the device
you plugged in. Click the F r o n t P a n e l or B a c k P a n e l button to display
their respective audio ports. Click O K when finished.
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The front panel audio connectors support both the Realtek®
Jack-sensing and UAJ® technology features.
•
The Back Panel audio connectors support the Realtek® Jack-sensing
function only.
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Rear panel audio ports function variation
The functions of the Line Out (lime), Line In (blue), Mic (pink), Rear
Speaker Out (gray), Side Speaker Out (black), and Center/Subwoofer
(yellow orange) ports on the rear panel change when you select the
4-channel, 6-channel or 8-channel audio configuration as shown in the
following table.
Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Headset
2-channel
4-channel
Line In
Line In
Line In
Line In
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Mic In
Mic In
Mic In
Gray
•
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Black
•
•
•
Side Speaker Out
Yellow Orange
•
•
Center/Subwoofer
Center/Subwoofer
Light Blue
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5.4
RAID configurations
The motherboard comes with the ITE® 8212F RAID controller that allows
you to configure IDE and Serial ATA hard disk drives as RAID sets. The
motherboard supports the following RAID configurations.
R A I D 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and
write data in parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same
work as a single drive but at a sustained data transfer rate, double that of
a single disk alone, thus improving data access and storage. Use of two
new identical hard disk drives is required for this setup.
R A I D 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data
from one drive to a second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array
management software directs all applications to the surviving drive as it
contains a complete copy of the data in the other drive. This RAID
configuration provides data protection and increases fault tolerance to the
entire system. Use two new drives or use an existing drive and a new drive
for this setup. The new drive must be of the same size or larger than the
existing drive.
R A I D 0 + 1 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity
(redundancy data) having to be calculated and written. With the RAID 0+1
configuration you get all the benefits of both RAID 0 and RAID 1
configurations. Use four new hard disk drives or use an existing drive and
three new drives for this setup.
J B O D (Spanning) stands for J u s t a B u n c h o f D i s k s and refers to hard
disk drives that are not yet configured as a RAID set. This configuration
stores the same data redundantly on multiple disks that appear as a single
disk on the operating system. Spanning does not deliver any advantage
over using separate disks independently and does not provide fault
tolerance or other RAID performance benefits.
If you want to boot the system from a hard disk drive included in a
created RAID set, copy first the RAID driver from the support CD to a
floppy disk before you install an operating system to the selected hard
disk drive. Refer to section “5.5 Creating a RAID driver disk” for details.
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5.4.1
Installing hard disks
The motherboard supports Ultra DMA 133/100/66 and Serial ATA hard
disk drives. For optimal performance, install identical drives of the same
model and capacity when creating a disk array.
Installing Parallel ATA hard disks
To install IDE hard disks for a RAID configuration:
1.
Set the jumpers of each hard disk as Master/Master or Slave/Slave.
2.
Install the hard disks into the drive bays.
3.
Connect the HDD signal cables.
4.
Connect a 4-pin power cable to the power connector on each drive.
Installing Serial ATA (SATA) hard disks
To install the SATA hard disks for a RAID configuration:
1.
Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays.
2.
Connect the SATA signal cables.
3.
Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive.
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5.4.2
ITE® 8212F RAID configurations
The ITE® 8212F IDE RAID controller supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and
JBOD configurations. Use the IT8212 BIOS Setup Utility or the ATA RAID
Manager application to configure a disk array.
Setting the BIOS RAID items
After installing the hard disk drives, make sure to set the necessary RAID
items in the BIOS before setting your RAID configuration.
To set the BIOS RAID items:
1.
2.
3.
Boot the system and press <Del> during the Power-On Self-Test
(POST) to enter the BIOS Setup Utility.
From the A d v a n c e d > O n b o a r d D e v i c e s C o n f i g u r a t i o n menu
in the BIOS, set the I T E 8 2 1 2 F C o n t r o l l e r item to RAID Mode.
Save your changes and exit Setup.
Entering the ITE® 8212F Setup Utility
To enter the ITE® 8212F Setup Utility:
1.
Boot up your computer.
2.
The ITE8212F controller scans for IDE devices attached on the IDE
RAID ports. When prompted, press <Ctrl+F> or <Ctrl+E> to display
the main menu of the utility.
IT8212 Setup Utility (C)Copyright 2002-2004 ITE, Inc.
[MAIN MENU]
Auto Configuration...........[ 1 ]
Define RAID..................[ 2 ]
Delete RAID..................[ 3 ]
Rebuild RAID.................[ 4 ]
RAID Card Configuration......[ 5 ]
[1]..[5] Select
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3.
At the bottom of the screen are the navigation keys. These keys allow
you to move through and select from the menu options.
[1]..[5] Select
4.
[ESC] Exit
Press the number of your selection or <Esc> to exit.
Auto-configuring a RAID array
This option allows you to select a supported RAID set for the utility to
automatically configure.
To auto-configure a RAID set:
1.
From the IT8212 Setup Utility screen, press <1>. The following screen
appears.
IT8212 Setup Utility (C)Copyright 2002-2004 ITE, Inc.
[ Auto Configuration Menu ]
Setup Array Type as:
RAID 0
[ Array Configuration ]
RAID Mode................................
Stripe
Un-used Drive(s).........................
4
Drive(s) in Array........................
0
Array Capacity (size in MB)..............
8056
[→,←,Space] Change Option
[CTRL-Y] Save
[ESC] Exit
2.
Use the left or right arrow keys or the space bar to select a RAID set.
As you select an option, the screen displays the array configuration of
the RAID based on the number of IDE devices installed.
3.
Press <Ctrl+Y> to save your RAID set.
4.
Press <Esc> to exit.
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Defining a RAID array
This option allows you to define supported RAID arrays.
To define a RAID array:
1.
From the IT8212 Setup Utility screen, press <2>. The following screen
appears.
IT8212 Setup Utility (C)Copyright 2002-2004 ITE, Inc.
[ Define RAID Menu ]
Array No
Array Mode
Drive No
Size(MB)
Status
Array 0
----
----
-----
-----
Array 1
----
----
-----
-----
Array 2
----
----
-----
-----
Array 3
----
----
-----
-----
∗ : Capacity (GB)
[↑] Up
[↓] Down
2.
[Space] Boot Array
♦ : Bootable Array
[Enter] Select
[ESC] Exit
Use the up or down arrow keys or the space bar to select a RAID
array, then press <Enter>. The following sub-menu appears.
IT8212 Setup Utility (C)Copyright 2002-2004 ITE, Inc.
[ Define RAID Sub-Menu ]
Array No
Array Mode
Array 0
Stripe
Block Size:
Drive No
Status
4
Functional
64KB
[ Drive Assignments]
Channel
ID
Drive Name
Pri/D0 XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Assignment
Y
Pri/D1
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXX
Y
Sec/D0
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXX
Y
Sec/D1
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXX
Y
∗ : Capacity (GB)
[↑] Up
[↓] Down
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Size(MB)
XXXXXX
[Space] Change Option
[Ctrl-Y] Save
[ESC] Exit
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3.
Use the up or down arrow keys to select editable fields.
4.
Use the Space bar to change field values.
5.
Press <Ctrl+Y> to save RAID array.
6.
Press <Esc> to exit.
Deleting a RAID array
This option allows you to delete an existing RAID array.
To delete a RAID array:
1.
From the IT8212 Setup Utility screen, press <3>. The following screen
appears.
IT8212 Setup Utility (C)Copyright 2002-2004 ITE, Inc.
[ Delete RAID Menu ]
Array No
Array Mode
Drive No
Size(MB)
Status
Array 0
Stripe
2
XXXXXX
Functional
Array 1
Mirror
2
XXXX
Functional
Array 2
----
----
-----
-----
Array 3
----
----
-----
-----
∗ : Capacity (GB)
[↑] Up
[↓] Down
[D] Delete
♦ : Bootable Array
[ESC] Exit
2.
Use the up or down arrow keys to select a RAID array, then press <D>
to delete.
3.
Press <Esc> to exit.
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Rebuilding a RAID array
This option allows you to reconstruct an existing RAID array. This option
applies only to RAID1 (Mirrored) or RAID 0+1(Striped+Mirrored) sets.
To rebuild a RAID array:
1.
From the IT8212 Setup Utility screen, press <4>. The following screen
appears.
IT8212 Setup Utility (C)Copyright 2002-2004 ITE, Inc.
[ Rebuild RAID Menu ]
Array No
Array Mode
Drive No
Size(MB)
Status
Array 0
Stripe
4
XXXXXX
Functional
Array 1
Mirror
2
XXXX
Functional
Array 2
----
----
-----
-----
Array 3
----
----
-----
-----
∗ : Capacity (GB)
[↑] Up
2.
[↓] Down
[Enter] Select
♦ : Bootable Array
[ESC] Exit
Use the up or down arrow keys to select a RAID array, then press
<Enter> to rebuild. The following screen appears.
IT8212 Setup Utility (C)Copyright 2002-2004 ITE, Inc.
[ Source Drive ]
Channel ID
Pri/D1
Drive Name
XXXXXXXXXX
Channel ID
Sec/D1
Drive Name
XXXXXXXXXX
Size (MB)
XXXXX
[ Target Drive ]
Size (MB)
XXXXX
[ Drive List]
Channel ID
Drive Name
Pri/D1
Sec/D1
∗ : Capacity (GB)
[↑] Up
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Size (MB)
XXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXX
[↓] Down
XXXXX
XXXXXX
[Enter] Select
[ESC] Exit
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Use the up or down arrow keys to select a drive, then press <Enter>.
Follow succeeding screen instructions.
4.
Press <Esc> to exit.
Viewing your RAID configuration
This option allows you to view your RAID configuration. You can also enable
or disable the Auto-rebuild function in this section.
To view your RAID configuration:
1.
From the IT8212 Setup Utility screen, press <5>. The following screen
appears.
IT8212 Setup Utility (C)Copyright 2002-2004 ITE, Inc.
Auto-Rebuild:
[ RAID Card Configuration ]
Enable
[ RAID Card Resource ]
Channel 0
Interrupt: B
I/P Port: 0000AC00
Channel 1
Interrupt: B
I/P Port: 0000A800
[ Drive Status ]
Channel
ID
Drive Name
Pri/D0 XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Size
(MB)
XXXXXX
Array No
Array 0
Drive
Mode
U5
Pri/D1
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXX
Array 0
U2
Sec/D0
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXX
Array 0
U4
Sec/D1
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXX
Array 0
U6
∗ : Capacity (GB)
[→,←,Space] Change Option
3.
4.
Drive Mode: P = PIO, D = DMA, U = UDMA
[ESC] Exit
Use the left or right keys or the space bar enable or disable the
A u t o - r e b u i l d item.
Press <Esc> to exit.
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5.5
Creating a RAID driver disk
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows®
2000/XP operating system on a hard disk drive that is included in a RAID
set.
To create a RAID driver disk:
1.
2.
Place the motherboard support CD into the CD-ROM drive.
When the D r i v e r s menu appears, select the RAID driver disk you
want to create:
• Click M a k e I T E 8 2 1 2 D r i v e r to create an ITE® 8212F RAID
driver disk.
Or
Browse the contents of the support CD to locate the driver disk
utility.
• Go to \ D r i v e r s \ I T E 8 2 1 2 \ M a k e d i s k . e x e for the ITE® 8212F
RAID driver disk utility
Refer to section “5.2.2 Drivers menu” for details.
4.
Insert a formatted high-density floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
5.
Follow succeeding screen information to complete process.
6.
After creating a RAID driver disk, eject the floppy disk, then
write-protect it to prevent computer virus infection.
To install the RAID driver:
1.
Install an operating system to the selected hard disk drive. During
installation, the computer prompts you to press the F 6 key if you
want to install a third-party SCSI or RAID driver.
2.
Press <F6> then insert the RAID driver disk into the floppy disk drive.
3.
Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
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