Motherboard
P7H55D-M
PRO
E5320
Second Edition
January 2010
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Contents
Contents....................................................................................................................... iii
Notices....................................................................................................................... vii
Safety information..................................................................................................... viii
About this guide.......................................................................................................... ix
P7H55D-M PRO specifications summary.................................................................. xi
Chapter 1:
1.1
1.2
1.3
Package contents....................................................................................... 1-1
Special features.......................................................................................... 1-2
1.3.1
Product highlights........................................................................ 1-2
1.3.3
ASUS Unique Features................................................................ 1-3
1.3.2
1.3.4
1.3.5
1.3.6
1.3.7
Chapter 2:
2.1
2.2
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solutions.................................................... 1-4
ASUS Crystal Sound.................................................................... 1-4
ASUS EZ DIY............................................................................... 1-4
Hardware information
Motherboard overview................................................................................ 2-2
Motherboard layout...................................................................... 2-2
2.2.3
Placement direction..................................................................... 2-4
2.2.4
Layout contents............................................................................ 2-3
Screw holes................................................................................. 2-4
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................................. 2-5
2.3.1
Installing the CPU........................................................................ 2-5
2.3.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan........................................ 2-9
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan............................................. 2-8
System memory........................................................................................ 2-10
2.4.1
Overview.................................................................................... 2-10
2.4.3
Installing a DIMM....................................................................... 2-18
2.4.2
2.5
ASUS Power Solutions................................................................ 1-3
2.2.1
2.3.2
2.4
ASUS Overclocking Features...................................................... 1-3
Before you proceed.................................................................................... 2-1
2.2.2
2.3
Product introduction
Welcome!..................................................................................................... 1-1
2.4.4
Memory configurations............................................................... 2-11
Removing a DIMM..................................................................... 2-18
Expansion slots........................................................................................ 2-19
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card...................................................... 2-19
2.5.3
Interrupt assignments................................................................ 2-20
2.5.2
2.5.4
Configuring an expansion card.................................................. 2-19
PCI slots..................................................................................... 2-21
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Contents
2.5.5
2.6
2.7
2.5.6
2.9
Connectors................................................................................................ 2-23
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors............................................................... 2-23
2.7.3
Internal connectors.................................................................... 2-28
3.2
Turning off the computer.......................................................................... 2-35
Updating BIOS............................................................................................. 3-1
3.2.1
ASUS Update utility..................................................................... 3-2
3.2.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility................................................... 3-5
3.2.4
BIOS menu screen....................................................................... 3-9
3.3.3
Navigation keys.......................................................................... 3-10
3.3.5
3.3.6
3.3.7
3.3.8
3.3.9
Menu bar...................................................................................... 3-9
Menu items................................................................................ 3-10
Submenu items.......................................................................... 3-10
Configuration fields.................................................................... 3-10
Pop-up window.......................................................................... 3-10
Scroll bar.................................................................................... 3-10
General help.............................................................................. 3-10
Main menu................................................................................................. 3-11
3.4.1
SATA 1–6................................................................................... 3-11
3.4.3
AHCI Configuration.................................................................... 3-14
3.4.2
3.4.4
Storage Configuration................................................................ 3-13
System Information.................................................................... 3-14
Ai Tweaker menu....................................................................................... 3-15
3.5.1
Ai Overclock Tuner..................................................................... 3-15
3.5.3
Intel(R) SpeedStep(TM) Tech.................................................... 3-16
3.5.2
3.5.4
3.5.5
3.5.6
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ASUS BIOS Updater.................................................................... 3-6
3.3.1
3.3.4
3.5
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility................................................................ 3-4
BIOS setup program................................................................................... 3-9
3.3.2
3.4
BIOS setup
Knowing BIOS............................................................................................. 3-1
3.2.2
3.3
Audio I/O connections................................................................ 2-26
Starting up for the first time..................................................................... 2-35
Chapter 3:
3.1
PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot............................................................ 2-21
Jumper....................................................................................................... 2-22
2.7.2
2.8
PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot.............................................................. 2-21
CPU Ratio Setting...................................................................... 3-16
Intel(R) TurboMode Tech............................................................ 3-16
Xtreme Phase Full Power Mode................................................ 3-17
DRAM Frequency...................................................................... 3-17
Contents
3.5.7
3.5.8
DRAM Timing Control ............................................................... 3-17
3.5.10
CPU Clock Skew........................................................................ 3-19
3.5.9
3.5.11
3.5.12
3.5.13
3.5.14
3.5.15
3.5.16
3.5.17
3.5.18
3.6
3.5.19
DRAM Voltage .......................................................................... 3-20
CPU PLL Voltage....................................................................... 3-20
PCH Voltage.............................................................................. 3-20
iGPU Voltage............................................................................. 3-20
Load-Line Calibration................................................................. 3-20
CPU Spread Spectrum.............................................................. 3-20
PCIE Spread Spectrum.............................................................. 3-20
3.6.3
Onboard Devices Configuration................................................. 3-25
3.6.6
Uncore Configuration................................................................. 3-23
USB Configuration..................................................................... 3-26
PCIPnP...................................................................................... 3-27
Intel VT-d.................................................................................... 3-27
Power menu............................................................................................... 3-28
3.7.1
Suspend Mode........................................................................... 3-28
3.7.3
ACPI 2.0 Support....................................................................... 3-28
3.7.2
3.7.4
3.7.5
3.7.6
3.7.7
Repost Video on S3 Resume..................................................... 3-28
ACPI APIC Support.................................................................... 3-28
EuP Ready................................................................................. 3-28
APM Configuration..................................................................... 3-29
Hardware Monitor...................................................................... 3-30
Boot menu................................................................................................. 3-32
3.8.1
Boot Device Priority................................................................... 3-32
3.8.3
Security...................................................................................... 3-34
3.8.2
Boot Settings Configuration....................................................... 3-33
Tools menu................................................................................................ 3-36
3.9.1
ASUS O.C. Profile...................................................................... 3-36
3.9.3
ASUS EZ Flash 2....................................................................... 3-37
3.9.2
3.10
IMC Voltage .............................................................................. 3-19
CPU Configuration..................................................................... 3-21
3.6.5
3.9
CPU Voltage Mode ................................................................... 3-19
3.6.1
3.6.4
3.8
CPU Differential Amplitude......................................................... 3-19
Advanced menu........................................................................................ 3-21
3.6.2
3.7
QPI Frequency........................................................................... 3-17
3.9.4
AI NET 2..................................................................................... 3-37
Express Gate............................................................................. 3-38
Exit menu................................................................................................... 3-39
Contents
Chapter 4:
4.1
4.2
4.3
Support DVD information........................................................................... 4-1
4.2.1
4.2.2
Running the support DVD............................................................ 4-1
Obtaining the software manuals.................................................. 4-2
Software information.................................................................................. 4-3
4.3.1
ASUS PC Probe II........................................................................ 4-3
4.3.3
ASUS Fan Xpert.......................................................................... 4-5
4.3.2
4.3.4
4.3.5
4.3.6
4.3.7
4.3.8
4.3.9
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Software support
Installing an operating system.................................................................. 4-1
ASUS AI Suite.............................................................................. 4-4
ASUS TurboV............................................................................... 4-6
ASUS GPU Boost........................................................................ 4-7
ASUS Turbo Key.......................................................................... 4-8
ASUS EPU................................................................................... 4-9
ASUS Express Gate.................................................................. 4-10
Realtek® High Definition Audio utility.......................................... 4-11
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
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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:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required
to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department
of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at
ASUS REACH website at http://green.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin
indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in
municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol
of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal
waste.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
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To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet
before relocating the system.
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables
for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible,
disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.
Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all power
cables are unplugged.
Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices
could interrupt the grounding circuit.
Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not
sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power
company.
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
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Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals
that came with the package.
Before using the product, ensure all cables are correctly connected and the power cables
are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors,
slots, sockets and circuitry.
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area
where it may become wet.
Place the product on a stable surface.
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it
supports.
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
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Chapter 3: BIOS setup
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Chapter 4: Software support
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.
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
This chapter describes the contents of the support DVD that comes with the
motherboard package and the software.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates.
1.
2.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software
products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
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 ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used
throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to
complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.
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> + <Del>
P7H55D-M PRO specifications summary
CPU
LGA1156 socket for Intel® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Pentium® processors
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology*
* The Intel Turbo Boost Technology support depends on the CPU
types.
** Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
Chipset
Intel® H55 Express Chipset
Memory
4 x DIMM, max. 16GB, DDR3 2133(O.C.) /1333 / 1066 MHz,
non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics
of individual CPUs. Some hyper DIMMs only support one
DIMM per channel. Please refer to Memory QVL for details.
** Refer to www.asus.com or this user manual for the
Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists)
Expansion Slots
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot (2.5GT/s; gray slot)
2 x PCI slots
VGA
Multi-VGA output support: HDMI, DVI-D, and RGB ports
Supports HDMI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @60Hz
Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @60Hz
Supports RGB with max. resolution 2048 x 1536 @75Hz
Maximum shared memory of 1748MB
Storage
Intel® H55 Express Chipset:
- 6 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
JMicron® JMB368 PATA controller:
- 1 x Ultra DMA 133/100 for up to 2 PATA devices
LAN
Gigabit LAN controller
- Realtek® 8112L Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2
USB
12 x USB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
Audio
Realtek® ALC892 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- BD Audio Layer Content Protection
- Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-streaming and Front Panel
Jack-Retasking (only for Mic In port)
- Optical S/PDIF out port at back I/O
- ASUS Noise Filter
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P7H55D-M PRO specifications summary
ASUS Unique Features
ASUS Exclusive Overclocking Features:
- TurboV
- Turbo Key
- GPU Boost
ASUS Xtreme Design
ASUS Power Solutions:
- ASUS EPU
- 4+2 Phase Power Design
ASUS Express Gate
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
- ASUS Stack Cool 3
- ASUS Fanless Design: Heat-sink solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS My Logo 2
- Multi-language BIOS
ASUS Exclusive
Overclocking Features
Precision Tweaker:
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.00625V increment
- vIMC: Adjustable IMC voltage at 0.05V increment
- vDRAM Bus: Adjustable DRAM voltage at 0.1V increment
- vPCH: Adjustable PCH voltage at 0.05V increment
- vCPU_PLL: Adjustable CPU_PLL voltage at 0.05V increment
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection):
- Internal Base Clock tuning from 80MHz up to 500 MHz at
1MHz increment
- PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz up to 200MHz
at 1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection:
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
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P7H55D-M PRO specifications summary
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 Keyboard port (purple)
1 x HDMI Output
1 x DVI-D Output
1 x D-Sub Output
1 x Optical S/PDIF Out
1 x RJ45 port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
8-channel Audio I/O
Internal I/O Connectors
3 x USB connectors support additional 6 USB ports
1 x IDE connector
6 x SATA 3.0Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU Fan connector
1 x 4-pin Chassis Fan connector
1 x Power Fan connector
1 x COM connector
1 x Front panel audio connector
1 x S/PDIF Out Header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x 24-pin ATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connector
1 x System Panel
BIOS Features
64 Mb Flash ROM, SPI, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, WfM 2.0,
SM BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS,
ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Support DVD Contents
Drivers
ASUS Utilities
ASUS Update
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form Factor
uATX Form Factor, 9.6”x 9.6” (24.5cm x 24.5cm)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Chapter 1
Chapter 1:
1.1
Product introduction
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® P7H55D-M PRO motherboard!
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.
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User Ma
ASUS P7H55D-M PRO
motherboard
User guide
Support DVD
2 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s cables
1 x Ultra DMA 133/100 cable
1 x ASUS I/O Shield
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If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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The illustrated items above are for reference only. Actual product specifications may
vary with different models.
ASUS P7H55D-M PRO
1-1
1.3
Special features
1.3.1
Product highlights
Intel® LGA1156 Lynnfield / Clarkdale Processor Ready
Chapter 1
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Lynnfield and Clarkdale processors in LGA1156
package, which has memory and PCI Express controller integrated to support 2-channel (4
DIMMs) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 2.0 lanes providing great graphics performance.
Intel® Lynnfield and Clarkdale processors are the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in
the world. Moreover, Intel® Clarkdale integrated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) processors
which goes with Intel® H55 chipset with VGA out can bring you to the whole new experience
of the next generation VGA performance. It also provides separated 3D, 2D and Video
Engines to execute different graphic control in hardware. Refer to page 2-5 for details.
P7H55D-M PRO and CPU match-up table
CPU with integrated GPU
(Clarkdale CPU)
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Integrated GPU is enabled
HDMI/DVI-D/D-sub ports are enabled
CPU without integrated GPU
(Lynnfield CPU)
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Discrete VGA card is required
Intel® H55
The Intel® H55 Express Chipset is the latest one-chipset design to support the latest 1156
socket Intel® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Pentium® processors. Intel H55 provides
improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth
and stability. Using Intel® Core™ i5 6 Series, Core™ i3 5 Series, and Pentium® CPU with H55
Express Chipset to enjoy the latest Intel integrated graphic performance!
PCIe 2.0
This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and bandwidth that
enhances system performance. Refer to page 2-21 for details.
HDMI support
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a set of digital video standards that delivers
multi-channel audio and uncompressed digital video for full HD 1080p visuals through a
single cable. Supporting HDCP copy protection such as and Blu-ray Discs, HDMI provides
you with the highest-quality home theater experience. Refer to page 2-23 for details.
DVI-D Support
DVI (Digital Visual Interface) provides high visual quality of digital display devices such as
LCD monitor. The interface of this motherboard supports dual display output: DVI-D/HDMI,
VGA/HDMI, or DVI-D/VGA. Refer to page 2-23 for details.
Dual-Channel DDR3 2133(O.C.) / 1333 / 1066 support
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 2133(O.C.)/
1333 / 1066 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics,
multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR3 architecture enlarges the
bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance. Refer to page 2-10 for
details.
1-2
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
Green ASUS
1.3.2
Chapter 1
This motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union’s Restriction on the
use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating
environment-friendly and recyclable products/packagings to safeguard consumers’ health
while minimizing the impact on the environment.
ASUS Overclocking Features
TurboV
Feel the adrenaline rush of real-time O.C. – now a reality with the ASUS TurboV. This easy
O.C. tool allows you to overclock without exiting or rebooting the OS; and its user-friendly
interface makes overclock with just a few clicks away. Moreover, the ASUS OC profiles in
TurboV provides the best O.C. settings in different scenarios. Refer to page 4-6 for details.
Turbo Key
ASUS Turbo Key allows you to turn the PC power button into a physical overclocking button.
After the easy setup, Turbo Key can boost performances without interrupting ongoing work or
games, simply through pressing the button. Refer to page 4-8 for details.
GPU Boost
GPU Boost overclocks the integrated GPU in real time for the best graphics performance.
User-friendly UI facilitates flexible frequency and voltage adjustments. Its ability to deliver
multiple overclocking profiles also provides rapid and stable system-level upgrades. Refer to
page 4-7 for details.
1.3.3
ASUS Unique Features
Express Gate
Express Gate is an ASUS exclusive OS that provides you with quick access to the Internet
and key applications before entering the Windows® OS. Refer to page 3-38 and 4-10 for
details.
1.3.4
ASUS Power Solutions
4+2 Phase Power Design
Unleashes ultimate memory performances with independent power to core components,
while providing fast transient response and stability for the CPU under heavy loading or
overclocking modes.
ASUS EPU
The new ASUS EPU—the world’s first power saving engine, has been upgraded to a new 6
engine version, which provides total system power savings by detecting current PC loadings
and intelligently moderating power in real-time. With auto phase switching for components
(which includes the CPU, VGA card / integrated GPU, memory, chipset, hard drives and CPU
cooler / system fans), the EPU automatically provides the most appropriate power usage via
intelligent acceleration and overclocking—helping save power and money. Refer to page 4-9
for details.
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1.3.5
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solutions
Chapter 1
ASUS Quiet Thermal solution makes system more stable and enhances the overclocking
capability.
Up to 20°C(36°F) Cooler - Stack Cool 3
Stack Cool 3 is a fanless cooling solution offered exclusively by ASUS. It effectively and
noiselessly transfers heat generated by the critical components to the other side of the
specially designed PCB (printed circuit board) for effective heat dissipation - making
temperatures cooler by up to 20°C.
ASUS Fanless Design—Heat-sink solution
The crystal-shaped heatsink features 0-dB thermal solution that offers users a noiseless PC
environment. Not only the beautiful shape upgrades the visual enjoyment for motherboard
users, but also the heatsink design lowers the temperature of the chipset and power phase
area through high efficient heat-exchange. Combined with usability and aesthetics, the ASUS
crystal-shaped heatsink will give users an extremely silent and cooling experience with the
elegant appearance!
Fan Xpert
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows users to adjust both the CPU and chassis fan speed
according to different ambient temperature, which is caused by different climate conditions in
different geographic regions and system loading. Built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible
controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment. Refer to page 4-5 for details.
1.3.6
ASUS Crystal Sound
This feature can enhance speech-centric applications like Skype, online game, video
conference and recording.
8-Channel Audio
The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia)
CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking
functions and multi-streaming technology. Refer to page 2-23 for details.
ASUS Noise Filter
This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises like computer fans, air conditioners, and
other background noises then eliminates it in the incoming audio stream while recording.
1.3.7
ASUS EZ DIY
ASUS EZ DIY feature collection provides you easy ways to install computer components,
update the BIOS or back up your favorite settings.
1-4
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
ASUS EZ-Flash 2
Chapter 1
Simply update BIOS from a USB flash drive before entering the OS
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply launch this tool and update BIOS
from a USB flash drive before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS only in a few clicks
without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OS-based flash utility. Refer to
page 3-4 for details.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB flash
disk containing the BIOS file. Refer to page 3-5 for details.
ASUS O.C. Profile
Freely share and distribute favorite overclocking settings. The motherboard features the
ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. The
BIOS settings can be stored in the CMOS or a separate file, giving users freedom to share
and distribute their favorite overclocking settings. Refer to page 3-36 for details.
ASUS Q-DIMM
ASUS Q-DIMM enhances your DIY experience by speeding up and simplifying the DIY
process!
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1-5
Chapter 1
1-6
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
Chapter 2
Chapter 2:
2.1
Before you proceed
Hardware information
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change
any motherboard settings.
•
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.
•
Before handling components, use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded
object or a metal object, such as the power supply case, to avoid damaging them due
to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the
bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power supply is
switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so
may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, or components.
Onboard LED
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED that lights up to indicate that the system
is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode. This is a reminder that you should shut down
the system and unplug the power cable before removing or plugging in any motherboard
component. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED.
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2.2
Motherboard overview
2.2.1
Motherboard layout
Chapter 2
Refer to 2.7 Connectors for more information about rear panel connectors and internal
connectors.
2-2
Chapter 2: Hardware information
Layout contents
Connectors/Jumpers/Slots
Page
1.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 8-pin EATX12V)
2-33
2.
LGA1156 CPU Socket
2-5
3.
CPU, chassis, and power fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN,
4-pin CHA_FAN1, 3-pin PWR_FAN)
2-31
4.
DDR3 DIMM slots
2-10
5.
Intel H55 Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA 1-6)
2-29
6.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_EIDE)
2-28
7.
System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
2-34
8.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
2-30
9.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB78, USB910, USB1112)
2-30
10.
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
2-22
11.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
2-32
12.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
2-32
13.
Standby power LED
2-1
®
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Chapter 2
2.2.2
2-3
2.2.3
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, ensure 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.
2.2.4
Screw holes
Place eight screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the
chassis.
DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
Chapter 2
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
2-4
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA1156 socket designed for the Intel®
Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3 / Pentium® processors.
2.3.1
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, ensure that the PnP cap is on the socket and
the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer immediately if the PnP cap
is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard
components. ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/
transit-related.
•
Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return Merchandise
Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes with the cap on the
LGA1156 socket.
•
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts resulting from
incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/incorrect removal of the PnP
cap.
Chapter 2
Ensure that all power cables are unplugged before installing the CPU.
Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
1.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
2.
Press the load lever with your thumb (A),
and then move it to the right (B) until it is
released from the retention tab.
To prevent damage to the socket pins,
do not remove the PnP cap unless
you are installing a CPU.
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Load lever
A
B
Retention tab
2-5
3.
Lift the load lever in the direction of the
arrow until the load plate is completely
lifted.
Load plate
Chapter 2
4.
Remove the PnP cap from the CPU
socket by lifting the tab only.
PnP cap
Cap tab
5.
Position the CPU over the socket,
ensuring that the gold triangle is on the
bottom‑left corner of the socket, and then
fit the socket alignment keys into the CPU
notches.
The CPU fits in only one correct
orientation. DO NOT force the CPU
into the socket to prevent bending
the connectors on the socket and
damaging the CPU!
CPU notches
Gold
triangle
mark
Alignment keys
2-6
Chapter 2: Hardware information
6.
Apply some Thermal Interface Material
to the exposed area of the CPU that the
heatsink will be in contact with, ensuring
that it is spread in an even thin layer.
Some heatsinks come with preapplied thermal paste. If so, skip this
step.
7.
Close the load plate (A), and then push
down the load lever (B), ensuring that
the front edge of the load plate slides
under the retention lock (C).
Chapter 2
The Thermal Interface Material is
toxic and inedible. DO NOT eat it. If
it gets into your eyes or touches your
skin, wash it off immediately, and seek
professional medical help.
B
A
C
8.
Insert the load lever under the retention
tab.
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2.3.2
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan
The Intel® LGA1156 processor requires a specially designed heatsink and fan assembly to
ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
•
When you buy a boxed Intel® processor, the package includes the CPU fan and
heatsink assembly. If you buy a CPU separately, ensure that you use only
Intel®‑certified multi‑directional heatsink and fan.
•
Your Intel® LGA1156 heatsink and fan assembly comes in a push-pin design and
requires no tool to install.
•
Use an LGA1156-compatible CPU heatsink and fan assembly only. The LGA1156
socket is incompatible with the LGA775 and LGA1366 sockets in size and dimension.
If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, ensure that the Thermal
Interface Material is properly applied to the CPU heatsink or CPU before you install the
heatsink and fan assembly.
Chapter 2
Ensure that you have installed the motherboard to the chassis before you install the CPU
fan and heatsink assembly.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
2.
Place the heatsink on top of the installed
CPU, ensuring that the four fasteners
match the holes on the motherboard.
Push down two fasteners at a time in
a diagonal sequence to secure the
heatsink and fan assembly in place.
A
A
B
B
A
B
1
B
A
1
Orient the heatsink and fan assembly such that the CPU fan cable is closest to the CPU fan
connector.
2-8
Chapter 2: Hardware information
Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN.
Chapter 2
3.
DO NOT forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors can occur if
you fail to plug this connector.
2.3.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan:
1. 2.
3.
4.
Disconnect the CPU fan cable from the
connector on the motherboard.
Rotate each fastener counterclockwise.
Pull up two fasteners at a time in a
diagonal sequence to disengage the
heatsink and fan assembly from the
motherboard.
A
B
B
A
A
B
B
A
Carefully remove the heatsink and fan assembly from the motherboard.
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2.4
System memory
2.4.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual In-line Memory Modules
(DIMM) sockets.
A DDR3 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR2 DIMM but is notched
differently to prevent installation on a DDR2 DIMM socket. DDR3 modules are developed for
better performance with less power consumption.
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR3 DIMM sockets:
Chapter 2
Recommended memory configurations
One DIMM:
Install one memory module in any slot as a single-channel operation.
Two DIMMs (dual-channel operation):
Four DIMMs (dual-channel operation):
2-10
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.4.2
Memory configurations
•
You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A and Channel B. The system maps
the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dual-channel configuration. Any excess
memory from the higher-sized channel is then mapped for single-channel operation.
•
Due to Intel spec definition, X.M.P. DIMMs and DDR3-1600 are supported for one
DIMM per channel only.
•
According to Intel CPU spec, DIMM voltage below 1.65V is recommended to protect
the CPU.
•
According to Intel CPU spec, CPUs with a core frequency of 2.66G support the
maximum DIMM frequency of up to DDR3-1333. To use DIMMs of a higher frequency
with a 2.66G CPU, enable the DRAM O.C. Profile feature in BIOS. Refer to section
3.5.1 Ai Overclock Tuner for details.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility, we
recommend that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor.
•
Due to the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows OS, when you install 4GB
or more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory for the OS can be
about 3GB or less. For effective use of memory, we recommend that you do any of the
following:
- Use a maximum of 3GB system memory if you are using a 32-bit Windows OS.
- Install a 64-bit Windows OS when you want to install 4GB or more on the
motherboard.
For more details, refer to the Microsoft® support site at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929605/en-us.
•
This motherboard does not support DIMMs made up of 512Mb (64MB) chips or less
(Memory chip capacity counts in Megabit, 8 Megabit/Mb = 1 Megabyte/MB).
•
The default memory operation frequency is dependent on its Serial Presence Detect
(SPD), which is the standard way of accessing information from a memory module.
Under the default state, some memory modules for overclocking may operate at a
lower frequency than the vendor-marked value. To operate at the vendor-marked
or at a higher frequency, refer to section 3.5 Ai Tweaker menu for manual memory
frequency adjustment.
•
For system stability, use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a full
memory load (4 DIMMs) or overclocking condition.
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Chapter 2
You may install 1GB, 2GB and 4GB unbuffered and non‑ECC DDR3 DIMMs into the DIMM
sockets.
2-11
P7H55D-M PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-2133MHz
capability for Intel CPU without integrated GPU (Lynnfield)
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/DS
GEIL
GE34GB2133C9DC(XMP) 4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
Chip Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
-
-
9-9-9-28
1.65
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
A*
B*
•
C*
•
P7H55D-M PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-2000MHz
capability for Intel CPU without integrated GPU (Lynnfield)
Vendor
Part No.
Size
KINGSTON KHX2000C8D3T1K3/3GX(XMP)
KINGSTON KHX2000C9D3T1K3/3GX(XMP)
SS/DS Chip Brand
3GB(3 x 1GB) SS
-
3GB(3 x 1GB) SS
-
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
-
8
1.65
-
9
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
A*
1.65
B*
C*
•
•
•
•
P7H55D-M PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1866MHz
capability for Intel CPU without integrated GPU (Lynnfield)
Chapter 2
Vendor
Part No.
Super Talent W1866UX2GB(XMP)
Patriot
PVS32G1866LLK(XMP)
Size
SS/DS
Chip Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
2GB(2 x 1GB)
SS
-
-
8-8-8-24
2GB(2 x 1GB)
SS
-
-
DIMM socket
Voltage support (Optional)
A*
B*
C*
-
8-8-8-24
•
1.9
•
•
•
P7H55D-M PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1800MHz
capability for Intel CPU without integrated GPU (Lynnfield)
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/DS Chip Brand
KINGSTON KHX1800C9D3T1K3/6GX(XMP) 6GB(3 x 2GB) DS
-
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
-
-
1.65
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
A*
B*
•
C*
•
P7H55D-M PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1600MHz
capability for Intel CPU without integrated GPU (Lynnfield)
Part No.
Size
SS/DS Chip Brand Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
A-DATA
AD31600G001GMU
1GB
SS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65~1.85 •
A-DATA
AX3U1600GB1G9-3G
3GB(3 x 1GB) SS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65~1.85 •
A-DATA
A-DATA
A-DATA
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
Crucial
Crucial
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
GEIL
KINGSTON
OCZ
OCZ
AX3U1600GB1G9-AG
AD31600F002GMU(XMP)
AX3U1600XB2G7-FF(XMP)
TR3X3G1600C8D
CMD4GX3M2A1600C8(XMP)
BL12864BA1608.8SFB(XMP)
BL25664BN1608.16FF(XMP)
F3-12800CL9D-2GBNQ
F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH(XMP)
GV34GB1600C8DC
KHX1600C8D3T1K2/4GX(XMP)
OCZ3G1600LV3GK
OCZ3X16004GK(XMP)
Super Talent WB160UX6G8(XMP)
Cell Shock
CS322271
Elixir
M2Y2G64CB8HA9N-DG(XMP)
Mushkin
998659(XMP)
EK Memory EKM324L28BP8-I16(XMP)
Mushkin
2-12
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
Vendor
996657
2GB(2 x 1GB) SS
6GB(3 x 2GB) DS
6GB(3 x 2GB) DS
3GB(3 x 1GB) SS
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
1GB
2GB
SS
DS
2GB(2 x 1GB) SS
2GB(2 x 1GB) SS
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
3GB(3 x 1GB) SS
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
6GB(3 x 2GB) DS
2GB(2 x 1GB) DS
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
2GB
DS
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
6GB(3 x 2GB) DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
7-7-7-20
7-7-7-20
8-8-8-24
8-8-8-24
-
8-8-8-24
-
7-7-7-24
8-8-8-28
8
8-8-8
7-7-7
-
7-7-7-14
9
-
7-7-7-20
9-9-9-24
A*
1.65~1.85 •
1.75-1.85
•
1.65
•
1.75-1.85
1.65
1.8
1.65
1.6
1.6
1.65
1.6
1.65
1.65
1.9
-
1.7-1.9
-
1.5-1.6
•
•
•
•
•
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•
•
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C*
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•
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•
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•
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
P7H55D-M PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1600MHz
capability for Intel CPU without integrated GPU (Lynnfield)
Vendor
Part No.
Size
Patriot
PVT33G1600ELK
3GB(3 x 1GB) SS
-
Team
BoxP/N:TXD34096M1600HC6DC-L 4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
(TXD32048M1600HC6-L)(XMP)
-
PATRIOT
PGS34G1600LLKA
Timing
Voltage
-
9-9-9-24
1.65
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
A*
B*
C*
•
•
•
•
•
-
6-7-6-18
1.65
•
•
•
SS/DS Chip Brand Chip NO.
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
-
-
7-7-7-20
1.7
P7H55D-M PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1600MHz
capability for Intel CPU with integrated GPU (Clarkdale)
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip Chip NO.
DS Brand
Timing
Dimm(Bios)
Voltage
A-DATA
AD31600G001GMU
1GB
SS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65~1.85 •
A-DATA
AX3U1600PB1G8-2P
2GB(2 x 1GB)
SS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.65-1.85
A-DATA
A-DATA
A-DATA
A-DATA
A-DATA
A-DATA
A-DATA
A-DATA
A-DATA
A-DATA
A-DATA
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
Crucial
Crucial
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
AX3U1600GB1G9-AG
AD31600E001GMU
AX3U1600GB1G9-3G
AX3U1600PB1G8-3P
AX3U1600GB2G9-AG(XMP)
AX3U1600XB2G7-EF(XMP)
AD31600F002GMU(XMP)
AX3U1600GB2G9-3G(XMP)
AX3U1600GB2G9-3G(XMP)
AX3U1600GB2G9-3G
AX3U1600XB2G7-FF(XMP)
TR3X3G1600C8D
TR3X3G1600C8DVer2.1(XMP)
TR3X3G1600C9Ver1.1(XMP)
CMG4GX3M2A1600C7(XMP)
CMX4GX3M2A1600C9(XMP)
TR3X6G1600C8DVer2.1(XMP)
TR3X6G1600C9Ver2.1(XMP)
CMD8GX3M4A1600C8(XMP)
CMX8GX3M4A1600C9(XMP)
BL12864BA1608.8SFB(XMP)
BL25664BN1608.16FF(XMP)
F3-12800CL9D-2GBNQ
F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH(XMP)
F3-12800CL8T-6GBPI(XMP)
F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3K3/12GX(XMP)
KINGSTON KHX1600C8D3K2/4GX(XMP)
KINGSTON KHX1600C8D3K2/4GX(XMP)
KINGSTON KHX1600C8D3T1K2/4GX(XMP)
KINGSTON KHX1600C9D3K3/6GX(XMP)
OCZ
OCZ3G1600LV3GK
OCZ
OCZ3OB1600LV4GK
OCZ
OCZ
OCZ
OCZ
OCZ3P1600LV3GK
OCZ3P1600LV4GK
OCZ3X16004GK(XMP)
OCZ3X1600LV4GK(XMP)
2GB(2 x 1GB)
3GB(3 x 1GB)
3GB(3 x 1GB)
3GB(3 x 1GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
3GB(3 x 1GB)
3GB(3 x 1GB)
3GB(3 x 1GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
8GB(4 x 2GB)
8GB(4 x 2GB)
1GB
2GB
2GB(2 x 1GB)
2GB(2 x 1GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
SS
SS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
SS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
SS
DS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
12GB(3 x 4GB) DS
4GB(2 x 2GB)
DS
4GB(2 x 2GB)
DS
4GB(2 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
3GB(3 x 1GB)
3GB(3 x 1GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
DS
DS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
8-8-8-24
9-9-9-24
8-8-8-24
9-9-9-24
7-7-7-20
7-7-7-20
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
7-7-7-20
8-8-8-24
8-8-8-24
9-9-9-24
7-7-7-20
9-9-9-24
8-8-8-24
9-9-9-24
8-8-8-24
9-9-9-24
-
8-8-8-24
-
7-7-7-24
8-8-8-21
9-9-9-24
-
8
8
8
9
8-8-8
7-7-7
9-9-9
7-7-7
7-7-7
8-8-8
A*
1.65~1.85 •
1.65-1.85
•
•
1.65~1.85 •
1.65-1.85
•
1.75-1.85
•
1.65~1.85 •
1.75-1.85
•
1.65~1.85 •
1.65~1.85 •
1.65~1.85 •
1.75-1.85
•
1.65
•
1.65
1.65
1.65
1.65
1.65
1.65
1.65
1.65
1.8
1.65
1.6
1.6
1.65
1.6~1.65
1.5-1.6
1.65
1.65
1.65
1.65
1.65
1.65
1.65
1.65
1.65
1.9
1.65
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•
•
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•
•
•
•
•
•
B*
•
•
•
•
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
-
-
8-8-8
1.65
•
•
Super Talent WB160UX6G8(XMP)
ASUS P7H55D-M PRO
6GB(3 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
8-8-8
-
1.65
-
•
•
•
•
DS
-
•
•
•
6GB(3 x 2GB)
DS
•
•
OCZ3X1600LV6GK(XMP)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
•
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3X1600LV6GK(XMP)
•
•
•
OCZ
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
1.65
1.65
•
•
•
7-7-7
8-8-8
•
•
-
•
•
•
-
•
•
DS
DS
•
•
6GB(3 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
•
•
OCZ3FXE1600C7LV6GK
OCZ3G1600LV6GK
•
•
OCZ
OCZ
C*
Chapter 2
Vendor
•
•
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•
•
2-13
P7H55D-M PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1333MHz
capability for Intel CPU without integrated GPU (Lynnfield)
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/DS Chip Brand Chip NO.
Timing
A-DATA
AD3133301GOU
1GB
SS
A-DATA
AD30908C8D-15IG
-
A-DATA
AD3U1333B2G9-2
2GB
DS
A-DATA
AD30908C8D-15IG
-
A-DATA
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
Crucial
Crucial
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
GEIL
Hynix
Hynix
Chapter 2
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
MICRON
MICRON
OCZ
OCZ
PSC
PSC
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
Asint
ASUS
ATP
ATP
BUFFALO
BUFFALO
EK Memory
Elixir
Patriot
Patriot
AD31333002GOU
TR3X3G1333C9 (Ver2.1)
2GB
DS
A-DATA
3GB(3 x 1GB) SS
AD30908C8D-15IG
-
BoxP/N:TWIN3X2048-1333C9 2GB(2 x 1GB) DS
(CM3X1024-1333C9)Ver1.1
-
-
-
DIMM socket
Voltage support (Optional)
A*
B*
C*
-
•
•
•
-
•
•
•
-
•
9-9-9-24 1.5
-
9-9-9-24 1.70
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
CT12864BA1339.8FF
1GB
SS
MICRON
D9KPT
9
-
•
•
•
EBJ10UE8BAW0-DJ-E
1GB
SS
ELPIDA
J1108BABG-DJ-E
9
-
•
•
•
F3-10600CL8D-2GBHK
2GB(2 x 1GB) SS
-
1.65
BL25664BN1337.16FF(XMP) 2GB
EBJ21UE8BAW0-DJ-E
2GB
DS
-
DS
ELPIDA
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
HMT125U6BFR8C-H9
2GB
HMT112U6BFR8C-H9
KVR1333D3N9/2G
KVR1333D3N9/4G
MT8JTF12864AZ-1G4F1
MT16JTF25664AZ-1G4F1
OCZ3P1333LV3GK
OCZX1333LV6GK(XMP)
AL7F8G73D-DG1
AL8F8G73D-DG1
M378B2873EH1-CH9
M378B5673EH1-CH9
SLZ3128M8-EDJE
N/A
AQ28M72D8BJH9S
AQ56M72E8BJH9S
FSH1333D3G-T3G(XMP)
FSX1333D3G-2G
EKM324L28BP8-I13
M2Y2G64CB8HA9N-CG
PVT33G1333ELK
PVT36G1333ELK
Silicon Power SP001GBLTU1333S01
Silicon Power SP002GBLTU133S02
1GB
SS
2GB
DS
4GB
1GB
2GB
3GB(3 x 1GB) SS
6GB(3 x 2GB) DS
SS
1GB
SS
2GB
2GB
2GB
1GB
1GB
2GB
-
7-7-7
-
8-8-8
A3P1GF3DGF
-
A3P1GF3DGF
-
J1108BASE-DJ-E
-
-
-
-
SAMSUNG K4B1G0846D(ECC)
DS
-
SAMSUNG K4B1G0846D(ECC)
-
-
-
-
-
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
SS
DS
NT5CB128M8AN-CG
S-POWER
1.5
1.5
-
1.65
1.6
-
I0YT3E0
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
-
•
•
•
-
•
•
•
•
9-9-9-24 1.65
•
•
•
-
•
•
•
•
-
•
•
•
-
-
9
•
-
-
•
•
•
•
-
•
•
-
-
-
•
•
-
9-9-9-24 1.65
-
NANYA
-
-
9
-
-
-
7-7-7-20 -
-
-
6GB(3 x 2GB) DS
-
-
-
3GB(3 x 1GB) SS
2GB
-
9
9FF22 D9KPT
ELPIDA
3GB(3 x 1GB) SS
1GB
9
9FF22 D9KPT
SAMSUNG K4B1G0846E
SS
DS
MICRON
MICRON
SAMSUNG K4B1G0846E
DS
2GB
9
PSC
DS
DS
IDSH1G-03A1F1C-13H 9
PSC
DS
2GB
9
SAMSUNG K4B2G0846B-HCH9
NA
DS
9
H5TQ1G83BFRH9C
Qimonda
DS
9-9-9-24 1.3
H5TQ1G83BFR
Hynix
-
8-8-8-21 1.5-1.6
GL1L128M88BA12N
Hynix
SS
1GB
-
GEIL
DS
9
-
-
DS
7-7-7-24 1.65
J1108BABG-DJ-E
-
F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK(XMP) 4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
GG34GB1333C9DC
-
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
P7H55D-M PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1333MHz
capability for Intel CPU with integrated GPU (Clarkdale)
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip Brand Chip NO.
DS
Timing
Dimm(Bios)
Voltage
A-DATA
AD3133301GOU
1GB
SS
A-DATA
AD30908C8D-15IG
-
-
A-DATA
AD3U1333C4G9-B
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83AFRH9C 1333-9-9-9-24 -
A-DATA
A-DATA
A-DATA
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
2-14
AX3U1333PB2G7-2P
AD31333E002G0U
AX3U1333PB2G7-3P
TR3X3G1333C9 (Ver2.1)
CM3X2G1333C9
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
6GB(3 x 2GB) DS
6GB(3 x 2GB) DS
3GB(3 x 1GB) SS
2GB
DS
BoxP/N:TW3X4G1333C9DHX
(CM3X20484GB(2 x 2GB) DS
1333C9DHX)Ver3.2
TR3X6G1333C9 (Ver2.1)
CMX8GX3M4A1333C9
6GB(3 x 2GB) DS
8GB(4 x 2GB) DS
-
-
7-7-7-20
1.65-1.85
-
7-7-7-20
1.65-1.85
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
-
7-7-7-20
9-9-9-24
1.65-1.85
1.5
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
A*
B*
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
-
9-9-9-24
1.70
•
•
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
-
C*
•
•
Chapter 2: Hardware information
P7H55D-M PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1333MHz
capability for Intel CPU with integrated GPU (Clarkdale)
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip Brand Chip NO.
DS
Timing
Dimm(Bios)
Voltage
Crucial
CT12864BA1339.8FF
1GB
SS
MICRON
D9KPT
9
-
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
A* B* C*
•
•
•
•
•
Crucial
CT12872BA1339.9FF
1GB
SS
MICRON
D9KPT(ECC)
9
-
•
•
Crucial
CT25664BA1339.16FF
2GB
DS
MICRON
D9KPT
9
-
•
•
Crucial
Crucial
Crucial
Crucial
ELPIDA
CT12864BA1339.8SFD
BL25664BN1337.16FF(XMP)
CT25664BA1339.16SFD
CT25672BA1339.18FF
BL25664BA1336.16SFB1
EBJ10UE8BAW0-DJ-E
1GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
SS
DS
DS
DS
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
1GB
SS
MICRON
-
MICRON
MICRON
NA
ELPIDA
MT8JF12864AY1G4D1
-
D9JNM
D9KPT(ECC)
-
J1108BABG-DJ-E
-
7-7-7-24
-
9
6-6-6-20
9
1.65
-
1.8
-
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
ELPIDA
EBJ10UE8BDF0-DJ-F
1GB
SS
ELPIDA
J1108BDSE-DJ-F
-
-
•
•
•
ELPIDA
EBJ21UE8BAW0-DJ-E
2GB
DS
ELPIDA
J1108BABG-DJ-E
9
-
•
•
•
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
GEIL
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
EBJ10UE8EDF0-DJ-F
EBJ21UE8BDF0-DJ-F
EBJ21UE8EDF0-DJ-F
F3-10600CL7D-2GBPI
F3-10600CL8D-2GBHK
F3-10666CL7T-6GBPK(XMP)
F3-10666CL7D-4GBPI(XMP)
1GB
2GB
2GB
SS
DS
DS
2GB(2 x 1GB) SS
2GB(2 x 1GB) SS
2GB
DS
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH(XMP) 4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
F3-10666CL8D-4GBHK(XMP) 4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM(XMP) 4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
F3-10666CL9T-6GBNQ
6GB(3 x 2GB) DS
HMT112U6BFR8C-H9
1GB
SS
2GB
DS
GG34GB1333C9DC
HMT125U6BFR8C-H9
HMT125U6BFR8C-H9
KINGSTON KVR1333D3N9/2G
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
2GB
2GB
DS
DS
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
-
GEIL
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
Qimonda
KINGSTON KVR1333D3N9/4G
4GB
DS
SAMSUNG
MICRON
2GB
DS
MICRON
MICRON
MT8JTF12864AZ-1G4F1
OCZ
OCZ3RPX1333EB2GK
OCZ
OCZ
OCZ
OCZ
OCZ
OCZ
OCZ
PSC
PSC
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
MT16JTF25664AZ-1G4F1
OCZ3G1333LV3GK
OCZ3P1333LV3GK
OCZ3G1333ULV4GK
OCZ3RPX1333EB4GK
OCZ3G1333LV6GK
OCZ3P1333LV6GK
OCZX1333LV6GK(XMP)
AL7F8G73D-DG1
AL8F8G73D-DG1
M378B2873DZ1-CH9
M378B2873EH1-CH9
M391B2873DZ1-CH9
M378B5673DZ1-CH9
M378B5673EH1-CH9
M391B5673DZ1-CH9
M378B5273BH1-CH9
Super Talent W1333UX2GB(XMP)
Transcend
TS128MLK64V3U
Asint
SLY3128M8-EDJ
Transcend
Asint
ATP
ATP
TS256MLK64V3U
SLY3128M8-EDJE
AQ28M64A8BJH9S
AQ28M72D8BJH9S
ASUS P7H55D-M PRO
1GB
SS
2GB(2 x 1GB) SS
3GB(3 x 1GB) SS
3GB(3 x 1GB) SS
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
6GB(3 x 2GB) DS
6GB(3 x 2GB) DS
6GB(3 x 2GB) DS
1GB
SS
1GB
SS
2GB
1GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
4GB
DS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
DS
2GB(2 x 1GB) SS
1GB
SS
1GB
SS
2GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
DS
SS
SS
SS
MICRON
NANYA
-
NA
PSC
PSC
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
-
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
Asint
ELPIDA
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
J1108EDSE-DJ-F
J1108BDSE-DJ-F
J1108EDSE-DJ-F
-
-
7-7-7-18
7-7-7-21
7-7-7-21
8-8-8-21
8-8-8-21
9-9-9-24
GL1L128M88BA12N 9-9-9-24
H5TQ1G83BFR
H5TQ1G83BFR
9
9
H5TQ1G83BFRH9C 9
IDSH1G-03A1F1C13H
9
9FF22 D9KPT
9
-
6-5-5
-
1.65
1.65
1.5-1.6
1.5
1.5
1.5-1.6
1.5-1.6
1.5
1.3
-
1.5
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
-
•
•
-
A3P1GF3DGF
A3P1GF3DGF
K4B1G0846D
K4B1G0846E
K4B1G0846D(ECC)
K4B1G0846D
K4B1G0846E
K4B1G0846D(ECC)
7-7-7
8-8-8
-
9-9-9
7-7-7
8-8-8
-
9
-
9
9
-
9
K4B2G0846B-HCH9 9
-
8
K4B1G0846D
9
K4B1G0846D
DDRIII1208-DJ
J1108BASE-DJ-E
K4B1G0846E
K4B1G0846D(ECC)
9
-
1.85
1.65
1.65
1.65
1.85
1.65
1.65
1.6
-
1.8
-
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
9FF22 D9KPT
9-9-9
•
•
•
•
-
•
•
•
9
•
•
•
1.5
•
•
•
K4B2G0846B-HCH9 9
-
•
•
Chapter 2
Crucial
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
2-15
P7H55D-M PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1333MHz
capability for Intel CPU with integrated GPU (Clarkdale)
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip Brand Chip NO.
DS
Timing
Dimm(Bios)
Voltage
ATP
AQ56M64B8BJH9S
2GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B1G0846D
-
-
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
A* B* C*
•
•
BUFFALO
FSX1333D3G-1G
1GB
SS
-
-
-
-
•
ATP
BUFFALO
AQ56M72E8BJH9S
FSH1333D3G-T3G(XMP)
EK Memory EKM324L28BP8-I13
Elixir
M2Y2G64CB8HA9N-CG
Patriot
PVS34G1333ELK
Patriot
Patriot
Silicon
Power
Silicon
Power
PDC32G1333LLK
PVT36G1333ELK
2GB
DS
3GB(3 x 1GB) SS
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
2GB
DS
1GB
SS
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
6GB(3 x 2GB) DS
SAMSUNG
K4B1G0846D(ECC)
-
-
-
1GB
SS
NANYA
SP001GBLTU133S02
1GB
SS
S-POWER
-
I0YT3E0
•
•
•
•
•
•
1.65
•
•
•
1.5
9-9-9-24
NT5CB128M8ANCG
•
•
•
1.7
9-9-9-24
•
•
-
7
-
-
SP001GBLTU1333S01
-
-
-
-
-
9
-
PATRIOT
-
7-7-7-20
-
-
-
•
•
•
•
•
-
-
•
•
•
•
9
-
•
•
Chapter 2
P7H55D-M PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1067MHz
capability for Intel CPU without integrated GPU (Lynnfield)
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/DS Chip Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Crucial
CT12864BA1067.8FF
1GB
SS
MICRON
D9KPT
7
ELPIDA
EBJ10UE8EDF0-AE-F
1GB
SS
ELPIDA
J1108EDSE-DJ-F
-
Crucial
ELPIDA
Hynix
Hynix
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
MICRON
MICRON
SAMSUNG
Transcend
Asint
Asint
Elixir
WINTEC
2-16
CT25664BA1067.16FF
EBJ21UE8EDF0-AE-F
HMT112U6AFP8C-G7N0
HMT125U6AFP8C-G7N0
KVR1066D3N7/1G
KVR1066D3N7/2G
MT8JTF12864AZ-1G1F1
MT16JTF25664AZ-1G1F1
M378B5273BH1-CF8
TS256MLK64V1U
SLY3128M8-EAE
SLZ3128M8-EAE
M2Y2G64CB8HA9N-BE
3DU3191A-10
2GB
2GB
1GB
2GB
1GB
2GB
1GB
2GB
4GB
2GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
1GB
DS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
DS
DS
SS
DS
DS
DS
MICRON
ELPIDA
HYNIX
HYNIX
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
MICRON
MICRON
SAMSUNG
ELPIDA
Asint
Asint
-
Qimonda
D9KPT
7
J1108EDSE-DJ-F
-
H5TQ1G83AFPG7C
7
H5TQ1G83AFPG7C
7
D1288JEKAPA7U
7
D1288JEKAPGA7U
7
8ZF22 D9KPV
7
8ZF22 D9KPV
7
K4B2G0846B-HCF8
8
J1108BABG-AE-E
7
DDRIII1208-AE
-
DDRIII1208-AE
-
-
IDSH51-03A1F1C-10F
-
7
DIMM socket
Voltage support (Optional)
A*
B*
C*
-
•
•
•
-
•
•
•
-
1.5
•
•
•
•
1.5
•
-
•
-
1.5
•
-
•
-
•
-
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Chapter 2: Hardware information
P7H55D-M PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1067MHz
capability for Intel CPU with integrated GPU (Clarkdale)
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip Brand Chip NO.
DS
Timing
Dimm(Bios)
Voltage
Crucial
CT12864BA1067.8FF
1GB
SS
MICRON
D9KPT
7
-
Crucial
CT12872BA1067.9FF
1GB
SS
MICRON
D9KPT(ECC)
7
-
Crucial
Crucial
Crucial
Crucial
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
CT12864BA1067.8SFD
CT25664BA1067.16FF
CT25664BA1067.16SFD
CT25672BA1067.18FF
EBJ10UE8BAW0-AE-E
EBJ10UE8EDF0-AE-F
EBJ11UD8BAFA-AG-E
EBJ21UE8BAW0-AE-E
EBJ21UE8EDF0-AE-F
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HYMT112U64ZNF8-G7
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HYMT125U64ZNF8-G7
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KINGSTON KVR1066D3N7/2G
KINGSTON KVR1066D3N7/2G
KINGSTON KVR1066D3N7/4G
MICRON
MT8JTF12864AY-1G1D1
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MICRON
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Transcend
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Asint
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J5308BASE-AC-E
J1108BABG-DJ-E
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Chapter 2
Vendor
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Side(s): SS - Single-sided DS - Double-sided
DIMM support:
• A*: Supports one (1) module inserted into any slot as Single-channel memory
configuration.
• B*: Supports two (2) modules inserted into either the blue slots or the black slots as
one pair of Dual-channel memory configuration.
• C*: Supports four (4) modules inserted into both the blue and the black slots as two
pairs of Dual-channel memory configuration.
•
ASUS exclusively provides hyper DIMM support function.
•
Based on the Intel® specification, you can only install one X.M.P. DIMM per channel.
•
Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
•
According to Intel spec definition, DDR3-1600 is supported for one DIMM per channel
only. ASUS exclusively provides two DDR3-1600 DIMM support for each memory
channel.
•
According to Intel CPU spec, CPUs with a core frequency of 2.66G support the
maximum DIMM frequency of up to DDR3-1333. To use DIMMs of a higher frequency
with a 2.66G CPU, enable the DRAM O.C. Profile feature in BIOS. Refer to section
3.5.1 Ai Overclock Tuner for details.
•
Visit the ASUS website for the latest QVL.
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2.4.3
Installing a DIMM
Ensure 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.
1.
2.
Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing
the retaining clip outward.
DIMM notch
Align a DIMM on the socket such that
the notch on the DIMM matches the
DIMM slot key on the socket.
1
2
DIMM slot key
Unlocked retaining clip
Chapter 2
A DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. DO NOT force a DIMM into
a socket in the wrong direction to avoid damaging the DIMM.
3.
Hold the DIMM by both of its ends,
then insert the DIMM vertically into
the socket. Apply force to both ends
of the DIMM simultaneously until the
retaining clip snaps back into place,
and the DIMM cannot be pushed in
any further to ensure proper sitting of
the DIMM.
3
Locked Retaining Clip
Always insert the DIMM into the socket VERTICALLY to prevent DIMM notch damage.
2.4.4
1.
2.
Removing a DIMM
Press the retaining clip outward to
unlock the DIMM.
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
2
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.5
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following subsections describe the
slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Ensure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do
so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with it and
make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis).
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw for later
use.
Chapter 2
1.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely
seated on the slot.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
Replace the system cover.
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
2.
3.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. Refer to Chapter 3
for information on BIOS setup.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support “Share IRQ” or that
the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI
groups, making the system unstable and the card inoperable. Refer to the table on the next
page for details.
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2.5.3
Interrupt assignments
Standard interrupt assignments
Chapter 2
IRQ
0
1
2
4
5
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Priority
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4
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9
Standard function
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Redirect to IRQ#9
Communications Port (COM1)*
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering*
Reserved
Reserved
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering*
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering*
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering*
Reserved
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
PCIEx16_1
PCIEx1_1
PCI_1
PCI_2
LAN
USB 2.0 Controller 1
USB 2.0 Controller 2
SATA Controller 1
SATA Controller 2
IDE
Onboard VGA
HD Audio
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C
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
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. Refer to the figure below for the location of the slot.
2.5.5
PCI Express 2.0 x1 slot
This motherboard supports PCI Express 2.0 x1 network cards, SCSI cards and other cards
that comply with the PCI Express specifications. Refer to the figure below for the location of
the slot.
2.5.6
PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot
Chapter 2
This motherboard has one PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot that supports PCI Express 2.0 x16
graphics cards complying with the PCI Express specifications. Refer to the figure below for
the location of the slot.
PCI slot 2
PCI slot 1
PCI Express 2.0 x16_1 slot
PCI Express 2.0 x1_1 (2.5GT/s)
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2.6
Jumper
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. You can clear the
CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM
data. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include system
setup information such as system passwords.
Chapter 2
To erase the RTC RAM
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
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.
Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
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!
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•
If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and move the jumper again
to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After the CMOS clearance, reinstall the battery.
•
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking. For
system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall) feature.
Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS can automatically reset parameter
settings to default values.
•
Due to the chipset behavior, AC power off is required to enable C.P.R. function. You
must turn off and on the power supply or unplug and plug the power cord before
rebooting the system.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
Connectors
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors
Chapter 2
2.7
Rear panel connectors
1. PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
6. HDMI out port***
2. Optical S/PDIF Out port
7. DVI-D out port
3. VGA out port
8. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4
4. LAN (RJ-45) port
9. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
5. USB 2.0 ports 5 and 6
10. Audio I/O ports**
*and **: Refer to the tables on the next page for LAN port and audio port definitions.
***: Refer to the notes and troubleshooting on monitor overscan / underscan problem on the next
pages.
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*LAN port LED indications
ACT/LINK
LED
Activity Link LED
Speed LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
OFF
No link
OFF
10 Mbps connection
ORANGE
Linked
ORANGE
100 Mbps connection
BLINKING
Data activity
GREEN
1 Gbps connection
SPEED
LED
LAN port
** Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Chapter 2
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Headset
2-channel
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Light Blue 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
Orange
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Center/Subwoofer
Center/Subwoofer
Black
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Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Gray
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Side Speaker Out
•
If you use an Intel® CPU with integrated GPU and install an add-on VGA card on
your motherboard, the system will automatically select the the add-on VGA card as
the primary VGA output after reboot. To use the iGPU as the VGA output, go to 3.6.2
Uncore Configuration > Initiate Graphic Adapter, select [iGPU], and plug the VGA
cable(s) to the onboard video port(s) for VGA output.
•
This motherboard comes with multiple VGA output that features desktop extension on
two monitors. You can connect two monitors to any two of the onboard VGA, DVI-D,
and HDMI ports. Note that DVI-D/HDMI dual output works in OS environment only and
that during POST or BIOS setup, only DVI-D output is valid.
•
Due to the Intel® VGA driver issue, the Windows® Display Settings menu may offer
some resolution options that your monitor does not support. When you set a resolution
not supported by your monitor, it will black out. If this happens, wait 15 seconds for the
system to return to its original setting or restart the system and press F8 to enter Safe
Mode. In Safe Mode, change the display setting to 800 x 600, and then restart the
system to adjust the monitor resolution from the Windows® Display Settings menu.
•
Due to the Intel® driver issue, some monitor resolution settings will lead to monitor
overscan or underscan. Refer to the next page for the troubleshooting on monitor
overscan/underscan problem
•
Playback of Blu-Ray Discs
The speed and bandwidth of the CPU/Memory, DVD player, and drivers will affect the
playback quality. Following is a configuration example for your reference. Using the
CPU/Memory of higher speed and bandwidth with the higher-version DVD player and
drivers will upgrade the playback quality.
•
CPU: Intel Pentium 2.8GHz
DIMM: DDR3-1066 2GB
Playback software - CyberLink PowerDVD v9.0 Ultra Build 2320
To play Blu-Ray Disc, make sure to use an HDCP compliant monitor.
•
You can only play Blu-Ray Disc under Windows® Vista™ / 7™ OS.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
Troubleshooting on monitor overscan / underscan problem
1.
2.
Install Intel Graphics Accelerator Driver
from the motherboard support DVD.
From the Windows® notification area,
double-click the Intel(R) Graphics Media
Accelerator Driver icon and click Graphics
Properties.
Click Display > General Settings
and select a Resolution. Click
Apply.
4.
Or you can click Display > General
Settings > Scaling > Customize
Aspect Ratio. Move the Horizontal
Scaling and Vertical Scaling sliders
and then click Apply.
Chapter 2
3.
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2.7.2
Audio I/O connections
Audio I/O ports
Connect to Headphone and Mic
Chapter 2
Connect to Stereo / 2.1-channel Speakers
2-26
Chapter 2: Hardware information
Connect to 4.1-channel Speakers
Chapter 2
Connect to 5.1-channel Speakers
Connect to 7.1-channel Speakers
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2.7.3
1.
Internal connectors
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
The onboard IDE connector is for the Ultra DMA 133/100 signal cable. There are three
connectors on each Ultra DMA 133/100 signal cable: blue, black, and gray. Connect
the blue connector to the motherboard’s IDE connector, then select one of the following
modes to configure your device.
Chapter 2
Drive jumper setting
Mode of
device(s)
Cable connector
Single device
Cable-Select or Master
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Black
Two devices
Cable-Select
Master
Black
Slave
Gray
Master
Master
Black or gray
Slave
Slave
•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the Ultra DMA
cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion when you connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 133/100 IDE devices.
If any device jumper is set as “Cable-Select”, ensure that all other device jumpers have the
same setting.
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
Intel® H55 Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA 1-6)
These connectors connect to Serial ATA hard disk drives and optical disc drives via
Serial ATA signal cables.
Chapter 2
2.
You must install Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or later versions before using Serial ATA hard
disk drives.
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3.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB78; USB910; USB1112)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to any of
these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system
chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to
480 Mbps connection speed.
Chapter 2
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the motherboard!
The USB module is purchased separately.
4.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
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.
The COM module is purchased separately.
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
5.
CPU, chassis, and power fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN; 4-pin CHA_FAN1; 3-pin PWR_FAN)
Chapter 2
Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air flow inside the
system may damage the motherboard components. These are not jumpers! Do not place
jumper caps on the fan connectors!
•
The CPU_FAN connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 2A (24 W) fan power.
•
Only the CPU_FAN and CHA_FAN 1 connectors support the ASUS FAN Xpert feature.
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6.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port(s).
Connect the S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install the module to a
slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
Chapter 2
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
7.
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Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports
either HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of the front panel
audio I/O module cable to this connector.
•
We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability.
•
If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector, set
the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD Audio]; if you want to connect an
AC'97 front panel audio module to this connector, set the item to [AC97]. By default,
this connector is set to [HD Audio].
Chapter 2: Hardware information
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR; 8-pin EATX12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs are
designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper orientation and
push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
•
For a fully configured system, we recommend that you use a power supply unit
(PSU) that complies with ATX 12 V Specification 2.0 (or later version) and provides a
minimum power of 350 W.
•
Do not forget to connect the 8-pin EATX12 V power plug; otherwise, the system will
not boot.
•
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.
If you are uncertain about the minimum power supply requirement for your system,
refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at http://support.asus.
com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us for details.
•
PSU suggested list
Seventeam ST-522HLP
T.C.STAR D420
CoolerMaster RS-750
ASUS P-50GA
Seasonic SS-900HP
CWT PSH750V-D
Seventeam ST550EAJ-05F
ASUS P-55GA
ASUS U-65GA
ASUS U-75HA
AXE-AA1000U-C
Be quiet P6-PRO-850W
Be quiet BN077
CoolerMaster RS-850EMBA
Corsair CMPSU-620HX
Corsair HX1000W
EnerMAX EGX1000EWL
HECHUAN ST-ATX330
Seasonic SS-460HS
Seasonic SS-500GB
Seasonic SS-500HM
Seasonic SS-550HT
Seasonic SS-600HT
OCZ ELITEXSTREAM 1000
Snake PSH850V
Silverstone SST-ST85F
Silverstone ZM1200M
Tagan TG1100-U33
Thermaltake W0132RE
Thermaltake W0133RU
Thermaltake W0171
AcBel API4PC24
Aelta GPS-550AB
Be quiet BN073
CoolerMaster RS-650
Seventeam ST-420BKP
Snake PSH500V
Silverstone SST-ST50EF
Silverstone PSU ST56ZF
Chapter 2
8.
CWT PSH650V-D
Delta GPS-350AB
EnerMAX EG495AX-VE (E)(24P)
EnerMAX ELT500AWT
FSP FSP500-60GLN
Gigabyte M550A-D1
Gigabyte P610A-C1
GoldenField ATX-S398
GoldenField ATX-S550
I-cuteAP-600S
OCZ OCZ780MXS
Seasonic SS-351HT
Thermaltake TWV500W-AP
Thermaltake PUREPower-600AP
Zippy HP2-6500PE (G1)
Zippy PSL6720P
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9.
System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
Chapter 2
•
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System power LED (2-pin PLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis power LED
cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system
power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
•
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
•
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
•
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
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.
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker
allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
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.
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without
turning off the system power.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.8
Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system chassis.
4.
5.
6.
Be sure that all switches are off.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge protector.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
a.
Monitor
c.
System power
b.
External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
After applying power, the system power LED on the system front panel case lights up.
For systems with ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up when you press the
ATX power button. If your monitor complies with the “green” standards or if it has a
“power standby” feature, the monitor LED may light up or change from orange to 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 the 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.
BIOS Beep
One short beep
One continuous beep followed by two
short beeps then a pause (repeated)
One continuous beep followed by three
short beeps
One continuous beep followed by four
short beeps
7.
Chapter 2
2.
Description
VGA detected
Quick boot set to disabled
No keyboard detected
No memory detected
No VGA detected
Hardware component failure
At power on, hold down the <Delete> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 3.
2.9
Turning off the computer
While the system is ON, pressing the power switch for less than four seconds puts the system
on sleep mode or 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 3.7 Power Menu in Chapter 3 for details.
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
Chapter 3
Chapter 3:
3.1
Knowing BIOS
BIOS setup
BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) stores system hardware settings such as storage
device configuration, overclocking settings, advanced power management, and boot device
configuration that are needed for system startup in the motherboard CMOS. In normal
circumstances, the default BIOS settings apply to most conditions to ensure optimum
performance. We recommend that you not change the default BIOS settings except in
the following circumstances:
•
•
An error message appears on the screen during the system bootup and requests you to
run the BIOS Setup.
You have installed a new system component that requires further BIOS settings or
update.
Inappropriate settings of the BIOS may result to instability or failure to boot. We strongly
recommend that you change the BIOS settings only with the help of a trained service
personnel.
3.2
Updating BIOS
The ASUS website publishes the latest BIOS versions to provide enhancements on system
stability, compatibility, or performance. However, BIOS updating is potentially risky. If there
is no problem using the current version of BIOS, DO NOT manually update the BIOS.
Inappropriate BIOS updating may result in the system’s failure to boot. Carefully follow the
instructions of this chapter to update your BIOS if necessary.
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard.
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard BIOS setup program.
1.
ASUS Update: Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.
3.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility: Restores the BIOS using the motherboard support
DVD or a USB flash drive when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.
2.
4.
ASUS EZ Flash 2: Updates the BIOS using a USB flash disk.
ASUS BIOS Updater: Updates and backups the BIOS in DOS environment using the
motherboard support DVD and a USB flash disk drive.
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a USB flash drive in case you need
to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS
Update utility.
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3.2.1
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
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
•
•
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet
View the BIOS version information
This utility is available in the support DVD 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:
1.
2.
3.
Place the support DVD in the optical drive.
From the Main menu, click the Utilities tab, and then click Install ASUS Update VX.XX.
XX.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
Updating the BIOS through the Internet
Chapter 3
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
1.
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From the Windows® desktop, click
Start > Programs > ASUS >
ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The
ASUS Update main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from the
Internet from the drop‑down menu,
and then click Next.
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3.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest
you to avoid network traffic, or click
Auto Select. Click Next.
4.
From the FTP site, select the BIOS
version that you wish to download. Click
Next.
5.
Follow the onscreen 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:
2.
Fom the Windows® desktop, click
Start > Programs > ASUS >
ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The
ASUS Update main window appears.
Select Update BIOS from a file
from the dropdown menu, then click
Next.
3.
4.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open
window, then click Open.
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1.
Follow the onscreen instructions to
complete the update process.
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P7H55DMP
Ensure to load the BIOS default
settings to ensure system
compatibility and stability. Select the
Load Setup Defaults item under
the Exit menu. See section 3.10 Exit
Menu for details.
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3.2.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without using an OS-based
utility.
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS from the ASUS website at www.
asus.com.
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2
1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port, and then
launch EZ Flash 2 in any of these two ways:
•
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST.
Press <Tab> to switch between drives until the correct BIOS file is found.
•
Enter the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tools menu to select EZ Flash 2 and
press <Enter> to enable it.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V4.10
FLASH TYPE: WINBOND 25X/Q64
Current ROM
BOARD: P7H55D-M PRO
VER: 0113
DATE: 11/03/2009
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: A:\
A:
P7H55PRO.ROM
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Note
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[Enter] Select or Load
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
2.
[Tab] Switch
[B] Backup
[V] Drive Info
[Esc] Exit
When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash 2 performs the BIOS update process
and automatically reboots the system when done.
•
Only a USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and single partition can support the
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system
boot failure!
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select
the Load Setup Defaults item under the Exit menu. Refer to section 3.10 Exit Menu for
details.
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3.2.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the
BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can restore a
corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD or a USB flash drive that contains
the BIOS file.
The BIOS file in the motherboard support DVD may be older than the BIOS file published
on the ASUS official website. If you want to use the newer BIOS file, download the file at
support.asus.com and save it to a USB flash drive.
Recovering the BIOS
To recover the BIOS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn on the system.
Insert the motherboard support DVD to the optical drive, or the USB flash drive
containing the BIOS file to the USB port.
The utility automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file. When found, the utility
reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted BIOS file.
Turn off the system after the utility completes the updating process and power on
again.
The system requires you to enter BIOS Setup to recover BIOS setting. To ensure
system compatibility and stability, we recommend that you press <F2> to load default
BIOS values.
Chapter 3
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while recovering the BIOS! Doing so can cause
system boot failure!
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3.2.4
ASUS BIOS Updater
The ASUS BIOS Updater allows you to update BIOS in DOS environment. This utility also
allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as a backup when the BIOS fails or
gets corrupted during the updating process.
The succeeding utility screens are for reference only. The actual utility screen displays may
not be same as shown.
Before updating BIOS
1.
2.
Prepare the motherboard support DVD and a USB flash drive in FAT32/16 format and
single partition.
Download the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater from the ASUS website at http://
support.asus.com and save them on the USB flash drive.
•
NTFS is not supported under DOS environment. Do not save the BIOS file and BIOS
Updater to a hard disk drive or USB flash drive in NTFS format.
•
Do not save the BIOS file to a floppy disk due to low disk capacity.
3.
Turn off the computer and disconnect all SATA hard disk drives (optional).
1.
Insert the USB flash drive with the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater to the USB port.
Booting the system in DOS environment
2.
Boot your computer. When the ASUS Logo appears, press <F8> to show the BIOS
Boot Device Select Menu. Insert the support DVD into the optical drive and select the
optical drive as the boot device.
Please select boot device:
Chapter 3
SATA:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
CDROM:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
USB:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Network:XXXXXXXXXXXXX
↑ and ↓ to move selection
ENTER to select boot device
ESC to boot using defaults
3. 4.
When the Make Disk menu appears, select the FreeDOS command prompt item by
pressing the item number.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type d: and press <Enter> to switch the disk from
Drive C (optical drive) to Drive D (USB flash drive).
Welcome to FreeDOS (http://www.freedos.org)!
C:\>d:
D:\>
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Backing up the current BIOS
To backup the current BIOS file using the BIOS Updater
Ensure that the USB flash drive is not write-protected and has enough free space to save
the file.
1.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /o[filename] and press <Enter>.
D:\>bupdater /oOLDBIOS1.rom
Filename Extension
The [filename] is any user-assigned filename with no more than eight alphanumeric
characters for the filename and three alphanumeric characters for the extension.
2.
The BIOS Updater backup screen appears indicating the BIOS backup process. When
BIOS backup is done, press any key to return to the DOS prompt.
ASUSTek BIOS Updater for DOS V1.00b [09/06/22]
FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L1605A
Current ROM
BOARD: P7H55D-M PRO
VER: 0113
DATE: 11/03/2009
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: A:\
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BIOS backup is done! Press any key to continue.
Note
Saving BIOS:
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Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using BIOS Updater
1.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /pc /g and press <Enter>.
D:\>bupdater /pc /g
2.
The BIOS Updater screen appears as below.
ASUSTek BIOS Updater for DOS V1.00b [09/06/22]
FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L1605A
Current ROM
BOARD: P7H55D-M PRO
VER: 0113
DATE: 11/03/2009
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: A:\
P7H55PRO.ROM
A:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
3.
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[Tab] Switch
[B] Backup
[V] Drive Info
[Esc] Exit
Press <Tab> to switch between screen fields and use the <Up/Down/Home/End> keys
to select the BIOS file and press <Enter>. BIOS Updater checks the selected BIOS file
and prompts you to confirm BIOS update.
Chapter 3
Are you sure to update BIOS?
Yes
4.
No
Select Yes and press <Enter>. When BIOS update is done, press <ESC> to exit BIOS
Updater. Restart your computer.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot
failure!
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•
For BIOS Updater version 1.04 or later, the utility automatically exits to the DOS
prompt after updating BIOS.
•
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability.
Select the Load Setup Defaults item under the Exit BIOS menu. See Chaper 3 of
your motherboard user manual for details.
•
Ensure to connect all SATA hard disk drives after updating the BIOS file if you have
disconnected them.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
3.3
BIOS setup program
A BIOS Setup program is provided for BIOS item modification. 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 submenus and select from the available options
using the navigation keys.
Menu items
Main
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and
may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS setting, load the default
settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Setup Defaults
item under the Exit menu. See section 3.10 Exit Menu for details.
•
If the system fails to boot after changing any BIOS setting, try to clear the CMOS and
reset the motherboard to the default value. See section 2.6 Jumper for information on
how to erase the RTC RAM.
BIOS menu screen
Menu bar
Ai Tweaker
Configuration fields
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
General help
Tools
Exit
System Time
System Date
Language
[13:51:25]
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[English]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
SATA1
SATA2
SATA3
SATA4
SATA5
SATA6
Storage Configuration
System Information
[HDT722516DLA380]
[Not Detected]
[ATAPI DVD DH1]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Date.
←→
↑↓
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
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Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Sub-menu items
3.3.2
Menu bar
Navigation keys
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Ai Tweaker
Power
Boot
Tools
Exit
For changing the overclocking settings
For changing the advanced power management (APM) configuration
For changing the system boot configuration
For configuring options for special functions
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
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3.3.3
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.
The navigation keys may differ from one screen to another.
3.3.4
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. For example,
selecting Main shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar have their respective
menu items.
3.3.5
Submenu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the iteam has a submenu.
To display the submenu, select the item and press <Enter>.
3.3.6
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 userconfigurable.
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 3.3.7 Pop-up
window.
Chapter 3
3.3.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to
display a pop-up window with the configuration
options for that item.
3.3.8
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.
3.3.9
Main
Advanced
Power
Suspend Mode
ACPI Version Features
ACPI APIC support
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disabled
Enabled
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
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Scroll bar
Pop-up window
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item.
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3.4
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears, giving you an
overview of the basic system information. You can also set the system time and date and
BIOS language in this menu.
Refer to 3.3.1 BIOS menu screen for information on the menu screen items and how to
navigate through them.
Main
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
Tools
Exit
System Time
System Date
Language
[13:51:25]
[Wed 11/04/2009]
[English]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
SATA1
SATA2
SATA3
SATA4
SATA5
SATA6
Storage Configuration
System Information
[HDT722516DLA380]
[Not Detected]
[ATAPI DVD DH1]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Date.
←→
↑↓
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.4.1
SATA 1–6
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. There
is a separate submenu for each SATA device. Select a device item then press <Enter> to
display the SATA device information.
SATA 1
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: HDT722516DLA380
Size
: 164.7GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16Sectors
PIO Mode
: 4
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-5
SMART Monitoring:Supported
Type
[Auto]
LBA/Large Mode
[Auto]
Block(Multi-Sector Transfer)M [Auto]
PIO Mode
[Auto]
DMA Mode
[Auto]
SMART Monitoring
[Auto]
32Bit Data Transfer
[Enabled]
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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
Select the type
of device connected
to the system.
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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The BIOS automatically detects the values of 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 SATA device is installed in the
system.
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Type [Auto]
Allows you to select the type of SATA drive installed.
[Not Installed]
[Auto]
[CDROM]
[ARMD]
Select this option if no SATA drive is installed.
Allows automatic selection of the appropriate SATA device type.
Select this option 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.
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA (Logical Block Addressing) mode.
[Auto]
[Disabled]
Select [Auto] to enable the LBA mode (Logical Block Addressing mode)
if the device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously
formatted with LBA mode disabled.
Disables this function.
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer) M [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers.
[Auto]
[Disabled]
When set to [Auto], the data transfer from and to the device occurs in
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.
PIO Mode [Auto]
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[Auto]Allows automatic selection of the PIO (Programmed input/output) modes,
which correspond to different data transfer rates.
[0] [1] [2] [3] [4]Set the PIO mode to Mode 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4.
DMA Mode [Auto]
DMA (Direct Memory Access) allows your computer to transfer data to and from the hardware
devices installed with much less CPU overhead.
The DMA mode consists of SDMA (single-word DMA), MDMA (multi-word DMA), and UDMA
(Ultra DMA). Setting to [Auto] allows automatic selection of the DMA mode.
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
[Auto]Allows automatic selection of the S.M.A.R.T (Smart Monitoring, Analysis,
and Reporting Technology).
[Enabled]Enables the S.M.A.R.T feature.
[Disabled]Disables the S.M.A.R.T feature.
32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled]
[Enabled]Sets the SATA controller to combine two 16-bit reads from the hard disk
into a single 32-bit double word transfer to the processor. This makes
more efficient use of the PCI bus as fewer transactions are needed for the
transfer of a particular amount of data.
[Disabled]Disables this function.
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3.4.2
Storage Configuration
The Storage Configuration menu allows you to configure your storage devices. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the submenu.
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Storage Configuration
SATA Configuration
Configure SATA as
[Enhanced]
[IDE]
Hard Disk Write Protect
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)
[Disabled]
[35]
SATA Configuration [Enhanced]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Compatible] [Enhanced]
Configure SATA as [IDE]
Allows you to set the SATA configuration.
[IDE]Set to [IDE] when you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as
Parallel ATA physical storage devices.
[AHCI]Set to [AHCI] when you want the SATA hard disk drives to use the AHCI
(Advanced Host Controller Interface). The AHCI allows the onboard
storage driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that increases
storage performance on random workloads by allowing the drive to
internally optimize the order of commands.
Hard Disk Write Protect [Disabled]
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Disables or enables device write protection. This will be effective only if the device is
accessed through BIOS. Configuration option: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec) [35]
Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices. Configuration options: [0] [5] [10]
[15] [20] [25] [30] [35]
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3.4.3
AHCI Configuration
This menu is the section for AHCI configuration. It appears only when you set the item
Configure SATA as from the submenu of SATA Configuration to [AHCI].
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
AHCI Settings
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
Port1
Port2
Port3
Port4
Port5
Port6
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
SATA Port1–6 [XXXX]
Displays the status of auto-detection of SATA devices.
SATA Port1–6 [Auto]
[Auto]Allows automatic selection of the device type connected to the system.
[Not Installed] Selects this option if no SATA devices are installed.
SMART Monitoring [Enabled]
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitor system.
When read/write of your hard disk errors occur, this feature allows the hard disk to
report warning messages during the POST.
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Chapter 3
3.4.4
Enables the SMART monitoring feature.
Disables the SMART monitoring feature.
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The BIOS automatically
detects the BIOS information, CPU specification, and system memory in this menu.
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
BIOS Information
BIOS Version
: 0113
BIOS Build Date : 11/03/09
Processor
Type
: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 3.33GHz
Speed
: 3333MHz
661 @ System Memory
Usable Size
: 912MB
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3.5
Ai Tweaker menu
The Ai Tweaker menu items allow you to configure overclocking-related items.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Ai Tweaker menu items. Incorrect field
values can cause the system to malfunction.
The configuration options for this chapter vary depending on the CPU and DIMM model you
installed on the motherboard.
Main
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
Configure System Performance Settings
Ai Overclock Tuner
[Auto]
CPU Ratio Setting
[Auto]
Intel(R) SpeedStep(TM) Tech
[Enabled]
Intel(R) TurboMode Tech
[Enabled]
Xtreme Phase Full Power Mode [Auto]
DRAM Frequency
[Auto]
QPI Frequency
[Auto]
DRAM Timing Control
CPU Differential Amplitude
CPU Clock Skew
Tools
Exit
[D.O.C.P.]
It’s designed to
overclock DRAM
frenquency by adjusting
BCLK frequency.
[X.M.P.]
When X.M.P. is enabled
BCLK frequency,
CPU ratio and memory
parameters will be
auto optimized.
[Auto]
[Auto]
←→
Select Screen
↑↓
Select Item
+Change Option
******* Please key in numbers directly! *******
F1
General Help
CPU Voltage Mode
[Offset]
F10
Save and Exit
Offset Voltage
[Auto]
ESC
Exit
IMC Voltage
[Auto]
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Scroll down to display the following items:
Chapter 3
DRAM Voltage
[Auto]
CPU PLL Voltage
[Auto]
PCH Voltage
[Auto]
iGPU Voltage
[Auto]
***********************************************
Load-Line Calibration
[Auto]
CPU Spread Spectrum
[Auto]
PCIE Spread Spectrum
[Auto]
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3.5.1
Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto]
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU internal frequency.
Select either one of the preset overclocking configuration options:
Manual
Auto
D.O.C.P
Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
Loads the optimal settings for the system.
Overclocks DRAM frequency by adjusting BCLK frequency.
X.M.P.
If you install memory modules supporting the eXtreme Memory
Profile (X.M.P.) Technology, choose this item to set the profiles
supported by your memory modules for optimizing the system
performance.
The configuration options for the following sub-item vary depending on the DIMMs you
install on the motherboard.
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DRAM O.C. Profile [DDR3-1600MHz]
This item appears only when you set the Ai Overclock Tuner item to [D.O.C.P.] and
allows you to select a DRAM O.C. profile, which applies different settings to DRAM
frequency, DRAM timing and DRAM voltage.
Configuration options: [DDR3-1600MHz] [DDR3-1800MHz] [DDR3-1866MHz]
[DDR3-2000MHz] [DDR3-2133MHz] [DDR3-2200MHz]
DRAM Frequency
(MHz)
Lynnfield CPU Frequency (GHz)
Clarkdale CPU
Frequency (GHz)
2.66
2.8
2.93
2.8
Others
1333
Auto
Auto
Auto
D.O.C.P.
Auto
1600
D.O.C.P.
Auto
Auto
D.O.C.P.
D.O.C.P.
Above 1600
D.O.C.P.
D.O.C.P.
D.O.C.P.
N/A
N/A
•
•
When using DIMMs with a frequncy higher than the Intel® CPU spec, use this ASUS
exclusive DRAM O.C. Profile function to overclock the DRAM.
Adjust BCLK frequency to obtain a better performance after applying the D.O.C.P function.
eXtreme Memory Profile [High Performance]
This item appears only when you set the Ai Overclock Tuner item to [X.M.P.] and allows you
to select the X.M.P. mode supported by your memory module.
[Disabled]
[High Performance]
[High Frequency]
You are not allowed to select the memory profile.
Allows your memory to work in high performance.
Allows your memory to work in high frequency.
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To obtain the best performance of the X.M.P. DIMM or 1600MHz DIMM, install only one
DIMM on each memory channel.
3.5.2
CPU Ratio Setting [Auto]
Allows you to set the ratio between the CPU Core Clock and the BCLK Frequency. Use the <+>
and <-> keys to adjust the ratio. The valid value ranges vary according to your CPU model.
3.5.3
Intel(R) SpeedStep(TM) Tech [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
3.5.4
The CPU speed is controlled by the operating system.
The CPU runs at its default speed.
Intel(R) TurboMode Tech [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in specific
condition.
Disables this function.
[Disabled]
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•
This item appears only if you set the CPU Ratio Setting item to [Auto].
•
Intel® Turbo Mode function support depends on CPU types.
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3.5.5
Xtreme Phase Full Power Mode [Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
Automatic configuration.
Enables Full Power Mode to ensure the best CPU overclocking
performance.
The following two items appear only when you set the Ai Overclock Tuner item to
[Manual], [D.O.C.P.] or [X.M.P.].
BCLK Frequency [XXX]
Allows you to adjust the Internal Base Clock (BCLK). Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the
value. You can also type the desired value using the numeric keypad. The values range from
80 to 500.
PCIE Frequency [XXX]
Allows you to set the PCI Express frequency. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the PCIE
frequency. The values range from 100 to 200.
The PCIE Frequency item appears depending on CPU types.
3.5.6
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
•
The DRAM Frequency configuration options vary with the BCLK Frequency item
settings.
•
According to Intel CPU spec, CPUs with a core frequency of 2.66G support the
maximum DIMM frequency of up to DDR3 1333. To use DIMMs of a higher frequency
with a 2.66G CPU, enable the DRAM O.C. Profile feature in BIOS. Refer to section
3.5.1 Ai Overclock Tuner for details.
Chapter 3
Allows you to set the DDR3 operating frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [DDR3-800MHz] [DDR3-1066MHz] [DDR3-1333MHz]
[DDR3-1600*]
Selecting a very high DRAM frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default setting.
3.5.7
QPI Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [3200MHz] [3733MHz] [4800MHz] [5333MHz] [5867MHz]
[6400MHz]
3.5.8
DRAM Timing Control
The items in this menu allow you to set the DRAM timing control features.
The configuration options for some of the following items vary depending on the DIMMs
you install on the motherboard.
1st Information: 5-5-5-15-4-36-6-5-16
The values vary depending on your settings of the following sub-items:
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DRAM CAS# Latency [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [3 DRAM Clock] [4 DRAM Clock] – [10 DRAM Clock]
[11 DRAM Clock]
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [3 DRAM Clock] [4 DRAM Clock] – [14 DRAM Clock]
[15 DRAM Clock]
DRAM RAS# PRE Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [3 DRAM Clock] [4 DRAM Clock] – [14 DRAM Clock]
[15 DRAM Clock]
DRAM RAS# ACT Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [3 DRAM Clock] [4 DRAM Clock] – [30 DRAM Clock]
[31 DRAM Clock]
DRAM RAS# to RAS# Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
DRAM REF Cycle Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [48 DRAM Clock] [60 DRAM Clock] [72 DRAM Clock]
[82 DRAM Clock] [88 DRAM Clock] [90 DRAM Clock] [100 DRAM Clock] [110 DRAM
Clock] [114 DRAM Clock] [118 DRAM Clock] [122 DRAM Clock] [126 DRAM Clock]
[130 DRAM Clock] [134 DRAM Clock] [138 DRAM Clock] [142 DRAM Clock] [150
DRAM Clock] [160 DRAM Clock] [170 DRAM Clock] [180 DRAM Clock] [190 DRAM
Clock] [200 DRAM Clock]
DRAM WRITE Recovery Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [18 DRAM Clock]
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DRAM READ to PRE Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [3 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
DRAM FOUR ACT WIN Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [63 DRAM Clock]
DRAM Timing Mode [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1N] [2N]
DRAM WRITE to READ Delay(DR) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [8 DRAM Clock]
DRAM WRITE to READ Delay(SR) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [10 DRAM Clock] – [22 DRAM Clock]
DRAM READ to WRITE Delay(S/D) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [2 DRAM Clock] – [14 DRAM Clock]
DRAM READ to READ Delay(DR) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [2 DRAM Clock] – [9 DRAM Clock]
DRAM READ to READ Delay(SR) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [4 DRAM Clock] [6 DRAM Clock]
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DRAM WRITE to WRITE Delay(DR) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [2 DRAM Clock] – [9 DRAM Clock]
DRAM WRITE to WRITE Delay(SR) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [4 DRAM Clock] [6 DRAM Clock]
3.5.9
CPU Differential Amplitude [Auto]
Different AMP might enhance BCLK overclocking ability.
Configuration options: [Auto] [700mV] [800mV] [900mV] [1000mV]
3.5.10
CPU Clock Skew [Auto]
Adjusting this item may help enhancing BCLK overclocking ability.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Normal] [Delay 100ps]–[Delay 1500ps]
Some of the following items are adjusted by typing the desired values using the numeric
keypad and press the <Enter> key. You can also use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the
value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the keyboard and press the <Enter>
key.
3.5.11
CPU Voltage Mode [Offset]
Allows you to set the CPU Voltage Mode. Different sub-items appear according to the CPU
Voltage Mode item setting. Configuration options: [Offset] [Manual]
Offset Voltage [Auto]
Chapter 3
This item appears only when you set the CPU Voltage Mode item to [Offset] and allows you
to set the Offset voltage. The values range from 0.00625V to 0.50000V with a 0.00625V
interval.
Offset Sign [-]
This item appears only when you set the Offset Voltage item to a value other than [Auto].
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
Fixed Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Voltage Mode item to [Manual] and allows you
to set a fixed CPU voltage. The values range from 0.85V to 1.60V with a 0.00625V interval.
Refer to the CPU documentation before setting the CPU Vcore voltage. Setting a high
VCore voltage may damage the CPU permanently, and setting a low VCore voltage may
make the system unstable.
3.5.12
IMC Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU Integrated Memory Controller voltage. The values range from
1.10V to 1.20 with a 0.05V interval.
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DRAM Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM voltage. The values range from 1.2V to 2.20V with a 0.10V
interval.
According to Intel CPU spec, DIMM voltage below 1.65V is recommended to protect the
CPU.
3.5.14
CPU PLL Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU PLL voltage. The values range from 1.8V to 2.15V with a 0.05V
interval.
3.5.15
PCH Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the Platform Controller Hub voltage. The values range from 1.05V to 1.40V
with a 0.05V interval.
The system may need better cooling system to work stably under high voltage settings.
3.5.16
iGPU Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the integrated GPU voltage. The values range from 0.5V to 1.75V with a
0.0125V interval.
3.5.17
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
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3.5.18
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
3.5.19
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
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Load-Line Calibration [Auto]
Automatic configuration.
Follow Intel specifications.
Improve CPU VDroop directly.
CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Automatic configuration.
Enhances the BCLK overclocking ability.
Sets to [Enabled] for EMI control.
PCIE Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Automatic configuration.
Enhances the PCIE overclocking ability.
Sets to [Enabled] for EMI control.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
3.6
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system
devices.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values
can cause the system to malfunction.
Main
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
CPU Configuration
Uncore Configuration
Onboard Devices Configuration
USB Configuration
PCIPnP
Intel VT-d Tools
Exit
Configure CPU.
[Disabled]
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.6.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically
detects.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure advanced CPU settings
Module Version:01.04
Manufacturer:Intel
Brand String:Intel(R) Core(TM) CPU 860
Frequency
:2.80GHz
BCLK Speed :133MHz
Cache L1
:128 KB
Cache L2
:1024 KB
Cache L3
:8192 KB
Ratio Status:Unlocked (Min:09, Max:21)
Ratio Actual Value:21
CPUID
:106E5
CPU Ratio Setting
C1E Support
Hardware Prefetcher
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
Max CPUID Value Limit
Intel(R) Virtualization Tech
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
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The items shown in this screen may be different due to the CPU you installed.
Sets the ratio between
CPU Core Clock and the
BCLK Frequency.
NOTE: If an invalid
ratio is set in CMOS
then actual and
setpoint values may
differ.
NOTE: Please key in
ratio numbers directly
←→
↑↓
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Scroll down to display the following items:
CPU TM function
Execute-Disable Bit Capability
Intel(R) HT Technology
Active Processor Cores
A20M
Intel(R) SpeedStep(TM) Tech
Intel(R) TurboMode Tech
Intel(R) C-STATE Tech
C State package limit setting
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[All]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
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CPU Ratio Setting [Auto]
Allows you to adjust the ratio between CPU Core Clock and BCLK Frequency. Use the <+>
and <-> keys to adjust the value. The valid value ranges differently according to your CPU
model.
C1E Support [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the C1E support function. This item should be enabled in order to
enable the Enhanced Halt Sate.
Disables this function.
Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the Hardware Prefetcher function. This item should be enabled
in order to enable the L2 cache (MLC) Streamer Prefetcher for tuning
performance of the specific application.
Disables this function.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetcher [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the Adjacent Cache Line Prefetcher function. This item should be
enabled in order to enable the L2 cache (MLC) Spatial Prefetcher for tuning
performance of the specific application.
Disables this function.
Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows legacy operating systems to boot even without support for CPUs
with extended CPUID functions.
Disables this function.
Chapter 3
Intel(R) Virtualization Tech [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows a hardware platform to run multiple operating systems separately
and simultaneously, enabling one system to virtually function as several
systems.
Disables this function.
CPU TM function [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the overheated CPU to throttle its clock speed to cool down.
Disables this function.
Execute Disable Bit Capability [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the No-Execution Page Protection Technology.
Forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero (0).
Intel(R) HT Technology [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
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Enables the Intel Hyper-Threading Technology.
Only one thread per activated CPU core is enabled.
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Active Processor Cores [All]
[All]
[1]
[2]
Activate all CPU cores in the processor package.
Activate only 1 CPU core in the processor package.
Activate 2 CPU cores in the processor package.
A20M [Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Legacy OSes and APs may need this function enabled.
Disables this function.
Intel(R) SpeedStep (TM) Tech [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
The CPU speed is controlled by the operating system.
The CPU runs at its default speed.
Intel(R) TurboModeTech [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in specific
condition.
Disables this function.
Intel® Turbo Mode function support depends on CPU types.
Intel(R) C-STATE Tech [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows the CPU to save more power under idle mode. Enable this item only
when you install a C-State Technology-supported CPU.
Disables this function.
C State package limit setting [Auto]
3.6.2
Chapter 3
This item appears only when you set the Intel(R) C-STATE Tech item to [Enabled]. We
recommend that you set this item to [Auto] for BIOS to automatically detect the C-State mode
supported by your CPU. Configuration options: [Auto] [C1] [C3] [C6]
Uncore Configuration
The Uncore Configuration menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Uncore Configuration
IMC Type : Clarkdale
Memory Remap Feature [Enabled]
PCI MMIO Allocation: 4GB To 3072MB
Initiate Graphic Adapter [PEG/PCI]
iGPU Graphics Mode Select [Enabled, 32MB]
iGPU Frequency [Auto]
Current iGPU Frequency: 700 MHz
DVMT Memory [Maximum DVMT]
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ENABLE: Allow
remapping of
overlapped PCI memory
above the total
physical memory.
DISABLE: Do not allow
remapping of memory.
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Memory Remap Feature [Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Do not allow remapping of memory.
Allows for the segment of system memory that was previously overwritten
by PCI devices to be remapped above the total physical memory.
Initiate Graphic Adapter [PEG/PCI]
Allows you to select which graphics controller to use as the primary boot device.
Configuration options: [iGPU] [PCI/iGPU] [PCI/PEG] [PEG/iGPU] [PEG/PCI]
iGPU Graphics Mode Select [Enabled, 32MB]
Allows you to select the amount of memory used by the integrated GPU.
Configuration options: [Enabled, 32MB] [Enabled, 64MB] [Enabled, 128MB]
iGPU Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to adjust the integrated GPU frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [133 MHz] [167 MHz] [200 MHz] [233 MHz] [267 MHz]
[300 MHz] [333 MHz] [367 MHz] ...[1467 MHz] [1500 MHz]
DVMT Memory [256MB] or [Maximum DVMT]
The default value varies according to the system memory size. When installing DIMM
modules more than 1 GB, the default value is Maximum DVMT; when installing DIMM
modules less than 1 GB, the default value is 256MB.
Chapter 3
[128MB]Up to 128MB of system memory can be used as graphics memory.
[256MB]Up to 256MB of system memory can be used as graphics memory.
[Maximum DVMT]Allows the system to dynamically allocate memory resources according
to the demands of the system. This option appears only when you install
DIMM modules more than 1 GB.
•
Changes to this item will take effect under Windows XP operating system only.
•
This motherboard supports Intel® DVMT 5.0 Technology whose maximum graphics
memory size in total varies with the system memory size in total and the operating
system. Refer to the following table for details.
System Memory
1GB to < 1.5GB
1.5GB to < 2GB
2GB to < 3GB
3GB to < 4GB
4GB and above
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Maximum Total Graphics Memory
Windows® XP
Windows® Vista™/ 7™
512MB
365MB
768MB
808MB
1024MB
877MB
—
1389MB
—
1748MB
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
3.6.3
Onboard Devices Configuration
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Onboard Devices Configuration
HDA Controller
Front Panel Type
SPDIF OUT Mode Setting
Realtek LAN
LAN Boot ROM
J-Micron PATA Controller
Serial Port1 Address
[Enabled]
[HD Audio]
[SPDIF]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[3F8/IRQ4]
Options
Enabled
Disabled
HDA Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the High Definition Audio Controller.
[Disabled]
Disables the controller.
Front Panel Type [HD Audio]
[AC97]
Set the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97.
[HD Audio]
Set the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to high-definition
audio.
SPDIF OUT Mode Setting [SPDIF]
[SPDIF]
Set the audio output to SPDIF out.
[HDMI]
Set to audio output to HDMI out.
Realtek LAN [Enabled]
Chapter 3
[Enabled]
Enables Realtek LAN Controller.
[Disabled]
Disables Realtek LAN Controller.
LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
This item appears only when you enable the previous item.
[Disabled]
Disables Realtek LAN Boot ROM.
[Enabled]
Enables Realtek LAN Boot ROM.
J-Micron PATA Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the J-Micron PATA controller.
Disables the J-Micron PATA controller.
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
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3.6.4
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
USB Configuration
Options
Module Version - 2.24.5-13.4
USB Devices Enabled:
2 Hubs
USB Functions
Legacy USB Support
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
Disabled
Enabled
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
The USB Devices Enabled item shows the auto-detected values. If no USB device is
detected, the item shows None.
USB Support [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the USB Host Controllers.
Disables the controllers.
The following items appear only when you set USB Support to [Enabled].
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
Chapter 3
Disables the function.
Enables the support for USB devices on legacy operating systems (OS).
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.
BIOS EHCI Hand-off [Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
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Disables the function.
Enables the support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off
feature.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
3.6.5
PCIPnP
The PCIPnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP devices.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S
NO: lets the BIOS
configure all the
devices in the
system.
[No]
Plug And Play O/S [No]
[Yes]
[No]
3.6.6
Intel VT-d [Disabled]
Disables the Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O.
Enables the Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O.
Chapter 3
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
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.
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system.
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3.7
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced Power
Management (APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Main
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
Suspend Mode
Repost Video on S3 Resume
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI APIC Support
EuP Ready
[Auto]
[No]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Tools
Exit
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.7.1
Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) state to be used
for system suspend.
[S1 (POS) only] Sets the ACPI suspend mode to S1/POS (Power On Suspend).
[S3 only]
Sets the ACPI suspend mode to S3/STR (Suspend To RAM).
[Auto]The system automatically configures the ACPI suspend mode.
3.7.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume [No]
Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
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[No]
[Yes]
3.7.3
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
3.7.4
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
3.7.5
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
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The system will not invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
The system invokes VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
ACPI 2.0 Support [Disabled]
When set to [Disabled], the system will not add additional tables as per
ACPI 2.0 specifications.
When set to [Enabled], the system adds additional tables as per ACPI 2.0
specifications.
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
When set to [Disabled], the system disable the Advanced Configuration and
Power Interface (ACPI) support in the Advanced Programmable Interrupt
Controller (APIC).
When set to [Enabled], the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT
pointer list.
EuP Ready [Disabled]
Disables the Energy Using Products (EuP) Ready function.
Allows BIOS to switch off some power at S5 state to get system ready for
the EuP requirement. When set to [Enabled], power for WOL, WO_USB,
audio and onboard LEDs will be switched off at S5 state.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
3.7.6
APM Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Power
APM Configuration
Restore on AC Power Loss
Power On By RTC Alarm
Power On By External Modems
Power On By PCI Devices
Power On By PCIE Devices
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
<Enter> to select
whether or not to
restart the system
after AC power loss.
Restore On AC Power Loss [Power Off]
[Power Off]
[Power On]
[Last State]
The system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
The system goes into on state after an AC power loss.
The system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state was
before the AC power loss.
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables RTC to generate a wake event.
When set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date (Days) / System Time
will become user-configurable with set values.
Power On By External Modems [Disabled]
[Disabled]Disables to power up the computer when the external modem receives a
call while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
[Enabled]The computer could be powered up when the external modem receives a
call while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Chapter 3
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and applications are fully
running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the first try. Turning an external modem
off and then back on while the computer is off causes an initialization string that turns the
system power on.
Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the PME to wake up from S5 by PCI devices.
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.
Power On By PCIE Devices [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
[Disabled]Disables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
[Enabled]Enables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Space Bar]
Disables the Power On by a PS/2 keyboard.
Allows you to turn on the system by pressing the Space Bar key on the
PS/2 keyboard. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at
least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
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[Ctrl-Esc]
[Power Key]
3.7.7
Allows you to turn on the system by pressing the Ctrl key and Esc key
of the PS/2 keyboard. This feature requires an ATX power supply that
provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Allows you to turn on the system by pressing the Power key on the PS/2
keyboard. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least
1A on the +5VSB lead.
Hardware Monitor
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Power
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
[35ºC/95ºF]
[34ºC/93ºF]
CPU Fan Speed
CPU Q-Fan Control
[3590RPM]
[Disabled]
Chassis Fan 1 Speed
Chassis Q-Fan Control
[N/A]
[Disabled]
Power Fan Speed
[N/A]
CPU
3.3V
5V
12V
[ 1.040V]
[ 3.008V]
[ 4.776V]
[11.648V]
Voltage
Voltage
Voltage
Voltage
CPU Temperature(PECI)
CPU/MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and motherboard
temperatures. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the detected temperatures.
Chapter 3
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
Chassis Fan 1 Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
Power Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU, chassis, and
power fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard,
the field shows N/A. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the detected speed.
CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
Enables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
CPU Fan Profile [Standard]
This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature and allows
you to set the appropriate performance level of the CPU fan.
[Standard]Sets to [Standard] to make the CPU fan automatically adjust
depending on the CPU temperature.
[Silent]Sets to [Silent] to minimize the fan speed for quiet CPU fan
operation.
[Turbo]
Sets to [Turbo] to achieve maximum CPU fan speed.
[Manual]
Sets to [Manual] to assign detailed fan speed control parameters.
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The following items appear only when you set the CPU Fan Profile item to [Manual].
CPU Upper Temperature [70ºC/158ºF]
Sets the upper limit of the CPU temperature.
Configuration options: [40ºC/104ºF] [50ºC/122ºF] [60ºC/140ºF] [70ºC/158ºF] [80ºC/176ºF]
[90ºC/194ºF]
CPU Fan Max. Duty Cycle [100%]
Sets the maximum CPU fan duty cycle. When the CPU temperature reaches the upper limit, the
CPU fan will operate at the maximum duty cycle.
Configuration options: [20%] [30%] [40%] [50%] [60%] [70%] [80%] [90%] [100%]
CPU Lower Temperature [40ºC/104ºF]
Displays the lower limit of the CPU temperature.
CPU Fan Min. Duty Cycle [20%]
Sets the minimum CPU fan duty cycle. When the CPU temperature is under 40ºC/104ºF, the
CPU fan will operate at the minimum duty cycle.
Configuration options: [00%] [10%] [20%] [30%] [40%] [50%] [60%] [70%] [80%] [90%] [100%]
Chassis Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the Chassis Q-Fan control feature.
Enables the Chassis Q-Fan control feature.
Chassis Fan Profile [Standard]
This item appears only when you enable the Chassis Q-Fan Control feature and
allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the chassis fan.
Chapter 3
[Standard]Sets to [Standard] to make the chassis fan automatically adjust
depending on the chassis temperature.
[Silent]Sets to [Silent] to minimize the fan speed for quiet chassis fan
operation.
[Turbo]
Sets to [Turbo] to achieve maximum chassis fan speed.
CPU Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard
voltage regulators. Select Ignored if you do not want to detect this item.
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3.8
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item then press
<Enter> to display the submenu.
Main
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
Tools
Exit
Specifies the Boot
Device Priority
sequence.
Boot Settings
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
A virtual floppy disk
drive (Floppy Drive B:
) may appear when you
set the CD-ROM drive
as the first boot
device.
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.8.1
Boot Device Priority
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[Removable Dev.]
[Hard Drive]
[ATAPI DVD-ROM]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
1st ~ xxth Boot Device [Removable Dev.]
Chapter 3
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The
number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices
installed in the system.
Configuration options: [Removable Dev.] [Hard Drive] [ATAPI DVD-ROM] [Disabled]
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•
To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo
appears.
•
To access Windows® OS in Safe Mode, do any of the following:
•
Press <F5> when ASUS Logo appears
•
Press <F8> after POST.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
3.8.2
Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot Full Screen Logo
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
Quick Boot [Enabled]
[Disabled]
When set to [Disabled], BIOS performs all the POST items.
[Enabled]When set to [Enabled], BIOS skips some power on self tests (POST) while
booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system.
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the full screen logo display feature.
Enables the full screen logo display feature.
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo 2™ feature.
AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
[Force BIOS]
The third-party ROM messages will be forced to display during the boot
sequence.
[Keep Current] The third-party ROM messages will be displayed only if the third-party
manufacturer had set the add-on device to do so.
[Off]
[On]
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Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [Off].
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [On].
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables this function.
The system waits for the <F1> key to be pressed when error occurs.
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables this function.
The system displays the message “Press DEL to run Setup” during POST.
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3.8.3
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disable password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Passward
Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor Password item
on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a password, this item
shows Installed.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1.
2.
3.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six letters and/or
numbers, then press <Enter>.
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.
Chapter 3
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS Real Time Clock
(RTC) RAM. See section 2.6 Jumper for information on how to erase the RTC RAM.
After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow you to change
other security settings.
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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Installed
: Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
[Full Access]
[Setup]
User Access Level [Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
[No Access]
Prevents user access to the Setup utility.
[View Only]Allows access but does not allow change to any field.
[Limited]Allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and Time.
[Full Access]
Allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password item on top of the
screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a User Password:
1.
2.
3.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at least six letters
and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
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]
[Setup]
[Always]
BIOS checks for user password when accessing the Setup utility.
BIOS checks for user password both when accessing Setup and booting
the system.
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3.9
Tools menu
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the submenu.
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
Ai Tweaker
Tools
Exit
ASUS O.C. Profile
AI NET 2
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Express Gate Enter OS Timer
Reset User Data
[Auto]
[10 Seconds]
[No]
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.9.1
ASUS O.C. Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
O.C. PROFILE Configuration
Chapter 3
O.C.
O.C.
O.C.
O.C.
O.C.
O.C.
O.C.
O.C.
Profile
Profile
Profile
Profile
Profile
Profile
Profile
Profile
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Status
Status
Status
Status
Status
Status
Status
Status
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Tools
Typing your profile
name, [0-9][a-z][A-Z]
are acceptable.
Status:
Add Your CMOS Profile.
Name:
Save To:
Load CMOS Profiles.
Load From:
[Default-Profile]
[Uninstalled]
[Blank]
←→
↑↓
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Start O.C. Profile
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Add Your CMOS Profile
Allows you to save the current BIOS file to the BIOS Flash. In the Name sub-item, type your
profile name and press <Enter>, and then choose a profile number to save your CMOS
settings in the Save to sub-item.
Load CMOS Profiles
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Press <Enter>, and
choose a profile to load.
Start O.C. Profile
Allows you to run the utility to save and load CMOS. Press <Enter> to run the utility.
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ASUSTek O.C. Profile Utility V2.10
Current CMOS
BOARD: P7H55D-M PRO
VER: 0113
DATE: 11/03/2009
Restore CMOS
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: A:\
A:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[V] Drive Info
[Esc] Exit
•
This function can support devices such as a USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and
single partition only.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent the
system boot failure!
•
We recommend that you update the BIOS file only coming from the same memory/CPU
configuration and BIOS version.
•
Only the CMO file can be loaded.
AI NET 2
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
AI NET 2
Pair Status
Check Realtek LAN
cable during POST.
Length
Check Realtek LAN cable
Tools
Chapter 3
3.9.2
[Tab] Switch
[B] Backup
[Disabled]
It will take 3 to 10
seconds to diagnose
LAN cable.
Check Realtek LAN Cable [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
3.9.3
BIOS will not check the Realtek LAN cable during the Power-On Self-Test
(POST).
BIOS checks the Realtek LAN cable during the Power-On Self-Test
(POST).
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Enter>, a confirmation message
appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No], then press <Enter> to
confirm your choice. Check section 3.2.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility for details.
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3.9.4
Express Gate [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Express Gate feature. The ASUS Express Gate
feature is a unique instant-on environment that provides quick access to the Internet browser
and Skype. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Enter OS Timer [10 Seconds]
Sets countdown duration that the system waits at the Express Gate’s first screen
before starting Windows or other installed OS. Choose [Prompt User] to stay at the first
screen of Express Gate for user action.
Configuration options: [Prompt User] [1 second] [3 seconds] [5 seconds] [10 seconds]
[15 seconds] [20 seconds] [30 seconds]
Reset User Data [No]
Allows you to clear Express Gate’s user data.
[Reset]When setting this item to [Reset], ensure that you save the setting
to the BIOS so that the user data will be cleared the next time you
enter the Express Gate. User data includes the Express Gate’s
settings as well as any personal information stored by the web
browser such as bookmarks, cookies, browsing history. This is
useful in the rare case where corrupt settings prevent the Express
Gate environment from launching properly.
[No]Set to [No] to disable the Reset User Data function when entering
the Express Gate.
The first time wizard will run again when you enter the Express Gate environment after
clearing its settings.
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3.10 Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the BIOS
items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Main
Ai Tweaker
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
Tools
Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options from this
menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit menu to
ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM. An onboard backup battery
sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even when the PC is turned off. When you select this
option, a confirmation window appears. Select Ok to save changes and exit.
Chapter 3
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 Ok to discard any changes
and load the previously saved values.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup
menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation window appears.
Select Ok to load default values. Select Exit & Save Changes or make other changes before
saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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Chapter 4
Chapter 4:
4.1
Software support
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® XP/ 64-bit XP/ Vista / 64-bit Vista / 7 / 64-bit 7
operating systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to
maximize the features of your hardware.
4.2
•
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.
•
Ensure that you install the Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or later versions before
installing the drivers for better compatibility and system stability.
Support DVD information
The support DVD that comes with the motherboard package contains the drivers, software
applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard features.
The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the
ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.
4.2.1
Running the support DVD
Place the support DVD into the optical drive. The DVD automatically displays the Highlights
menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer. Click each menu tab and select the items you
want to install.
The Drivers menu shows the
available device drivers if
the system detects installed
devices. Install the necessary
drivers to use the devices.
The Utilities
menu shows the
applications and
other software that
the motherboard
supports.
The Manual menu contains
the list of supplementary user
manuals. Click an item to open
the folder of the user manual.
Click the Contact tab
to display the ASUS
contact information.
Click the Highlights
tab to display the
software information
Click an item
to install
Click an icon
to display DVD/
motherboard
information
Click to obtain the
corresponding
software manuals
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the DVD.
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4.2.2
Obtaining the software manuals
The software manuals are included in the support DVD. Follow the instructions below to get
the necessary software manuals.
The software manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install the Adobe®
Acrobat® Reader from the Utilities menu before opening the files.
1.
Click the Manual tab. Click ASUS
Motherboard Utility Guide from
the manual list on the left.
2.
The Manual folder of the support
DVD appears. Double-click the
folder of your selected software.
3.
Some software manuals are
provided in different languages.
Double-click the language to
show the software manual.
Chapter 4
The screenshots in this section are for reference only. The actual software manuals
containing in the support DVD vary by models.
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4.3
Software information
Most of the applications in the support DVD 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.
4.3.1
ASUS PC Probe II
PC Probe II is a utility that monitors the computer’s vital components, and detects and
alerts you of any problem with these components. PC Probe II senses fan rotations, CPU
temperature, and system voltages, among others. Because PC Probe II is software-based,
you can start monitoring your computer the moment you turn it on. With this utility, you are
assured that your computer is always at a healthy operating condition.
Launching PC Probe II
1.
2.
3.
Install PC Probe II from the motherboard support DVD.
Launch PC Probe II by clicking Start > All Programs > ASUS > PC Probe II > PC
Probe II v1.xx.xx. The PC Probe II main window appears.
The PC Probe II icon appears in the Windows® notification area. Click this icon to close
or restore the application.
PC Probe II main window
Button
Function
Opens the Configuration window
Opens the Report window
Opens the Desktop Management Interface window
Opens the Peripheral Component Interconnect window
Opens the Windows Management Instrumentation window
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Opens the hard disk drive, memory, CPU usage window
Shows/Hides the Preference section
Minimizes the application
Closes the application
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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4.3.2
ASUS AI Suite
ASUS AI Suite allows you to launch several ASUS utilities easily.
Launching AI Suite
1.
Install AI Suite from the motherboard support DVD.
2.
Launch AI Suite by clicking Start > All Programs > ASUS > AI Suite > AI Suite v1.xx.
xx. The AI Suite main window appears.
3.
The AI Suite icon
appears in the Windows® notification area. If you minimize the
application main window, click this icon to restore the window.
Using AI Suite
Click each utility button to launch the utility, or click the Normal button to restore system
default settings.
Click to open the monitor window that displays
system information such as CPU temperature,
CPU voltage, fan speed, and CPU/FSB frequency
Click to restore
default settings
Click to launch
each utility
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•
The screenshots in this section are for reference only. The actual utility buttons vary
by models.
•
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
Chapter 4: Software support
4.3.3
ASUS Fan Xpert
Asus Fan Xpert allows you to adjust both the CPU and chassis fan speeds according to
different ambient temperatures and your PC’s system loading. The various fan profiles offer
flexible controls of fan speeds to achieve a quiet and cool system environment.
Launching Fan Xpert
After installing AI Suite from the motherboard support DVD, launch Fan Xpert by doubleclicking the AI Suite tray icon and then clicking the Fan Xpert button
on the AI Suite
main window.
Using Fan Xpert
Click to open the
Calibration window
Click to select a fan
Click to select a
fan profile
Click to apply
the settings
Click to display
the current CPU
temperature and the fan
speed ratio
Click to cancel
the settings
Fan profiles
•
Disable: disables the Fan Xpert function.
•
Silent: minimizes fan speed for quiet fan operation.
•
•
•
•
Standard: adjusts fan speed in a moderate pattern.
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Turbo: maximizes the fan speed for the best cooling effect.
Intelligent: automatically adjusts the CPU fan speed according to the ambient
temperature.
Stable: fixes the CPU fan speed to avoid noise caused by the unsteady fan rotation. The
fan will speed up when the temperature exceeds 70ºC.
User: Allows you to configure the CPU fan profile under certain limitations.
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4.3.4
ASUS TurboV
ASUS TurboV allows you to easily overclock without exiting or rebooting the OS, and set up
the best O.C. settings for different scenarios.
Refer to the CPU documentation before adjusting CPU voltage settings. Setting a high
voltage may damage the CPU permanently, and setting a low voltage may make the
system unstable.
•
For system stability, all changes made in ASUS TurboV will not be saved to BIOS
settings and will not be kept on the next system boot. Use the Save Profile function
to save your customized overclocking settings and manually load the profile after
Windows starts.
•
EPU cannot run on the customized overclocking settings. Restart the computer to
launch EPU.
•
When TurboV is enabled, ASUS EPU will be set to High Performance mode
automatically.
Launching ASUS TurboV
1.
2.
Install the ASUS TurboV utility from the motherboard support DVD.
Click Start > All Programs > ASUS > TurboV > TurboV.
Save the current settings as a new profile
Target settings
Default
settings
Voltage
Adjustment
bars
Click to show
more settings
Advanced
CPU and
chipset voltage
settings
iGPU voltage and
frequency settings
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Applies all changes immediately
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Undoes all changes without applying
•
GPU Boost is available when you install the GPU Boost driver from the motherboard
support DVD.
•
For advanced overclock ability, adjust first the BIOS items, and then proceed more
detailed adjustments using TurboV.
•
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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4.3.5
ASUS GPU Boost
ASUS GPU Boost allows you to overclock the integrated GPU voltage and integrated
GPU frequency in WIndows® environment and takes effect in real-time without exiting and
rebooting the OS.
Refer to the CPU documentation before adjusting iGPU voltage settings. Setting a high
voltage may damage the iGPU permanently, and setting a low voltage may make the
system unstable.
•
ASUS GPU Boost is available only when you install the GPU Boost driver from the
motherboard support DVD.
•
For system stability, all changes made in ASUS GPU Boost will not be saved to BIOS
settings and will not be kept on the next system boot. Use the Save Profile function
to save your customized overclocking settings and manually load the profile after
Windows starts.
•
EPU cannot run on the customized overclocking settings. Restart the computer to
launch EPU.
•
When GPU Boost is enabled, ASUS EPU will be set to High Performance mode
automatically.
To launch ASUS GPU Boost
1.
2.
3.
4.
Install the ASUS TurboV utility from the motherboard support DVD.
Install the ASUS GPU Boost driver from the motherboard support DVD.
Click start > All Programs > ASUS > TurboV > TurboV.
Click More Setting from the TurboV main screen, and then click GPU Boost.
Adjustment sliders
Click the Easy Mode
button to adjust iGPU
frequency and iGPU voltage
simultaneously
Default
settings
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Target
settings
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Undoes all changes
without applying
Applies all
changes
immediately
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4.3.6
ASUS Turbo Key
ASUS Turbo Key allows the user to turn the PC power button into a physical overclocking
button. After the easy setup, Turbo Key can boost performances without interrupting ongoing
work or games—with just one touch!
Launching ASUS Turbo Key
1.
Install ASUS Turbo Key from the motherboard support DVD.
3.
Double-click the ASUS Turbo Key icon in the
Windows® notification area to launch the Turbo
Key user interface.
2.
Restart your computer. ASUS Turbo Key automatically starts after Windows® start-up.
Configuring ASUS Turbo Key
1
2
3
4
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select your desired power button action. Select Turbo Key Off to keep the power button
as a common switch. Select Turbo Key On to boost system performance after pressing
the power button.
You can choose whether to show Turbo Key OSD and status by clicking the check
boxes in the Setting section.
You can decide the performance boost level by selecting Turbo Key Profile. You can
also load personal profiles saved in the ASUS TurboV utility. The default is “Ultimate
Mode”. For detailed ASUS TurboV configurations, refer to the software manual in the
support DVD or visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
Click Apply for all settings to take effect.
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Using ASUS Turbo Key
Press the power button on your computer chassis to use the Turbo Key function defined in
the Turbo Key user interface. Press the power button again to turn off the Turbo Key function.
Pressing and holding the power button for 4 seconds will turn off your computer.
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website
at www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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4.3.7
ASUS EPU
ASUS EPU is an energy-efficient tool that provides you with a total system power-saving
solution. It detects the current computer loading and intelligently adjusts the power in
real-time. With auto phase switching for components, the EPU automatically provides the
most appropriate power usage via intelligent acceleration and overclocking.
ASUS EPU provides you with these modes to choose from:
•
Turbo Mode
•
Medium Power Saving Mode
•
High Performance Mode
•
Max. Power Saving Mode
When you select Auto Mode
, the system shifts modes automatically according to the
current system status. You can also configure advanced settings for each mode.
Launching EPU
After installing EPU from the motherboard support
DVD, double-click the EPU tray icon to launch the
program.
The first time you launch EPU, the
following message will appear, asking
you to run Calibration first. Running
calibration allows the system to detect
CPU properties to optimize power
management.
Click Run Calibration and wait for a few seconds. Then, the EPU main menu appears.
EPU main menu
iGPU energy saving status
GPU Boost is available only when
you install the GPU Boost driver
from the support DVD.
•
EPU supports iGPU power saving solution when you use an Intel® Clarkdale CPU and
install the GPU Boost driver from the support DVD.
•
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website
at www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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Displays the following message
if no VGA power saving engine is
detected.
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4.3.8
ASUS Express Gate
ASUS Express Gate is an instant-on environment that gives you quick access to the Internet,
Skype, and viewing your pictures. Within a few seconds of powering on your computer, you
will be at the Express Gate menu where you can start the web browser, Skype, or other
Express Gate applications.
Notices about ASUS Express Gate
•
Ensure to install ASUS Express Gate from the motherboard support DVD before use.
•
ASUS Express Gate supports SATA devices in IDE mode only. See chapter 3 for BIOS
setup details.
•
ASUS Express Gate supports SATA devices connected to motherboard chipsetcontrolled onboard SATA ports only. All onboard extended SATA ports and external
SATA ports are NOT supported. See chapter 2 for the exact location of onboard SATA
ports.
•
ASUS Express Gate supports file uploading from ODD and USB drives and
downloading to USB drives only.
•
ASUS Express Gate supports installation on SATA HDDs, USB HDDs and Flash
drives with at least 1.2GB of available disk space. When installed on USB HDDs and
Flash drives, connect the drives to the motherboard USB port before turning on the
computer.
•
Your monitor must support the screen resolution of 1024 x 768, or ASUS Express
Gate will be skipped during the booting process, and the existing OS will be launched
directly.
•
Installation of at least 1GB system memory is recommended for better performance.
The First Screen
Express Gate’s first screen appears within a few seconds after you power on the computer.
Click any of the application
icons to enter Express Gate
environment and launch the
selected application
Turn off the computer
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Continue booting to existing OS when the timer above the Exit icon counts
down to zero (0); click to immediately enter existing OS
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•
To enter the motherboard BIOS setup program, click Exit on the Express Gate First
Screen, and then press the <Del> key during POST.
•
See the software manual in the bundled motherboard support DVD or click
Express Gate environment for detailed software instructions.
in the
Chapter 4: Software support
4.3.9
Realtek® High Definition Audio utility
The Realtek® audio CODEC provides 8-channel audio capability to deliver the ultimate audio
experience on your computer. The software provides Jack-Detection function, S/PDIF Out
support, and interrupt capability. The CODEC also includes the Realtek® proprietary UAJ®
(Universal Audio Jack) technology for all audio ports, eliminating cable connection errors and
giving users plug and play convenience.
Follow the installation wizard to install the Realtek® Audio Driver from the support DVD that
came with the motherboard package.
If the Realtek audio software is correctly installed, you will find
the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon on the taskbar.
Double-click on the icon to display the Realtek HD Audio
Manager.
A.
Realtek HD Audio Manager
Realtek HD Audio Manager for Windows® Vista™
Set default device
button
Minimize
button
Exit button
Device
advanced
settings
Configuration
option tabs
Connector
settings
Analog
and digital
connector
status
Control
settings
window
Information
button
Realtek HD Audio Manager for Windows XP
Configuration
options
Control settings
window
Exit button
Minimize button
Chapter 4
B.
Information button
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Chapter 4: Software support
ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
Telephone Fax E-mail
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Online support
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7798
info@asus.com.tw
www.asus.com.tw
+86-21-38429911
support.asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address
Telephone
Fax
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Support fax
Online support
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
+1-812-282-3777
+1-510-608-4555
usa.asus.com
+1-812-282-2787
+1-812-284-0883
support.asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Fax
Web site
Online contact
Technical Support
Telephone
Support Fax
Online support
Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-959911
www.asus.de
www.asus.de/sales
+49-1805-010923
+49-2102-9599-11
support.asus.com
(510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Asus Computer International
Manufacturer:
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
P7H55D-M PRO
Model name :
EN 60950-1:2006
Signature :
Date :
Representative Person’s Name :
Jan. 06, 2010
Steve Chang / President
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Supplementary Information:
EN 60950-1:2001+A11:2004
Declaration Date: Jan. 06, 2010
Year to begin affixing CE marking:2010
CE marking
EN 62301:2005
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
2005/32/EC-EuP Directive
2006/95/EC-LVD Directive
FCC Part 15, Subpart E, Intentional Radiators
EN 300 328 V1.7.1(2006-05)
EN 300 440-1 V1.4.1(2008-05)
EN 300 440-2 V1.2.1(2008-03)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V3.2.1(2007-05)
EN 301 908-2 V3.2.1(2007-05)
EN 301 893 V1.4.1(2005-03)
EN 50360:2001
EN 50371:2002
1999/5/EC-R &TTE Directive
EN 55022:2006+A1:2007
EN 61000-3-2:2006
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
2004/108/EC-EMC Directive
Signature : __________
Position : CEO
Name :
Jerry Shen
(EC conformity marking)
EN 62301:2005
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
EN60065:2002+A1:2006
EN 301 489-1 V1.8.1(2008-04)
EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-4 V1.3.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V1.3.2(2008-04)
EN 301 489-24 V1.4.1(2007-09)
EN 302 326-2 V1.2.2(2007-06)
EN 302 326-3 V1.3.1(2007-09)
EN 55024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003
EN 61000-3-3:1995+A1:2001+A2:2005
EN 55020:2007
conform with the essential requirements of the following directives:
Mother board
Product name :
declare the following apparatus:
GERMANY
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
Authorized representative in Europe:
Country:
Country:
Address, City:
No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN R.O.C.
TAIWAN
Address, City:
ASUSTek COMPUTER INC.
EC Declaration of Conformity
We, the undersigned,
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
FCC Part 15, Subpart C, Intentional Radiators
Model Number : P7H55D-M PRO
Conforms to the following specifications:
Product Name : Mother board
hereby declares that the product
Phone/Fax No:
Address:
Responsible Party Name:
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY