Motherboard
P5Q-EM DO
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E4365
Second Edition V2
December 2008
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Contents
Notices........................................................................................................................ iv
Safety information........................................................................................................ v
About this guide.......................................................................................................... vi
P5Q-EM DO specifications summary...................................................................... viii
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
1.2
1.3
Welcome!..................................................................................................... 1-1
Package contents....................................................................................... 1-1
Special features.......................................................................................... 1-1
1.3.1
Product highlights....................................................................................... 1-1
1.3.3
ASUS Special Features.............................................................................. 1-4
1.3.2
1.4
1.5
Before you proceed.................................................................................... 1-5
Motherboard overview................................................................................ 1-6
1.5.1
Placement direction.................................................................................... 1-6
1.5.3
Motherboard layout..................................................................................... 1-7
1.5.2
1.6
1.6.1
Installing the CPU....................................................................................... 1-8
1.6.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan..................................................... 1-12
1.7.1
Overview................................................................................................... 1-13
1.7.3
Installing a DIMM...................................................................................... 1-19
1.7.4
Removing a DIMM.................................................................................... 1-19
1.8.1
Installing an expansion card..................................................................... 1-20
1.8.3
Interrupt assignments............................................................................... 1-21
1.8.4
1.8.5
1.10
Memory configurations.............................................................................. 1-14
Expansion slots........................................................................................ 1-20
1.8.2
1.9
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan...........................................................1-11
System memory........................................................................................ 1-13
1.7.2
1.8
Screw holes................................................................................................ 1-6
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................................. 1-8
1.6.2
1.7
ASUS Features .......................................................................................... 1-3
1.8.6
Configuring an expansion card................................................................. 1-20
PCI slots.................................................................................................... 1-23
PCI Express x1 slot................................................................................... 1-23
PCI Express x16 slot................................................................................. 1-23
Jumper....................................................................................................... 1-24
Connectors................................................................................................ 1-26
1.10.1
1.10.2
Rear panel connectors.............................................................................. 1-26
Internal connectors................................................................................... 1-28
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS........................................................... 2-1
2.1.1
2.1.2
Creating a bootable floppy disk................................................................... 2-1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility............................................................................... 2-2
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Contents
2.1.3
AFUDOS utility............................................................................................ 2-3
2.1.5
ASUS Update utility.................................................................................... 2-7
2.1.4
2.2
BIOS setup program................................................................................. 2-10
2.2.1
BIOS menu screen.....................................................................................2-11
2.2.3
Navigation keys..........................................................................................2-11
2.2.2
2.2.4
2.2.5
2.2.6
2.2.7
2.2.8
2.3
2.2.9
Menu items............................................................................................... 2-12
Sub-menu items........................................................................................ 2-12
Configuration fields................................................................................... 2-12
Pop-up window......................................................................................... 2-12
Scroll bar................................................................................................... 2-12
General help............................................................................................. 2-12
2.3.1
System Time............................................................................................. 2-13
2.3.3
Legacy Diskette A..................................................................................... 2-13
2.3.4
2.3.5
2.3.6
System Date ............................................................................................ 2-13
SATA1-6.................................................................................................... 2-14
Storage Configuration............................................................................... 2-15
System Information................................................................................... 2-16
Ai Tweaker menu....................................................................................... 2-17
2.4.1
Ai Overclock Tuner .................................................................................. 2-17
2.4.3
DRAM Frequency .................................................................................... 2-18
2.4.2
2.4.4
2.4.5
2.4.6
2.4.7
2.4.8
FSB Strap to North Bridge ....................................................................... 2-18
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD ............................................................. 2-18
CPU Spread Spectrum ............................................................................ 2-18
PCIE Spread Spectrum ........................................................................... 2-18
CPU Clock Skew . .................................................................................... 2-18
NB Clock Skew ........................................................................................ 2-19
2.4.9
CPU Voltage ........................................................................................... 2-19
2.4.11
FSB Termination Voltage ......................................................................... 2-19
2.4.10
2.4.12
2.4.13
2.5
Menu bar....................................................................................................2-11
Main menu................................................................................................. 2-13
2.3.2
2.4
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility.................................................................. 2-5
2.4.14
CPU PLL Voltage ..................................................................................... 2-19
DRAM Voltage ......................................................................................... 2-19
NB Voltage ............................................................................................... 2-19
PCIE SATA Voltage .................................................................................. 2-20
Advanced menu........................................................................................ 2-21
2.5.1
CPU Configuration.................................................................................... 2-21
2.5.3
Onboard Device Configuration.................................................................. 2-26
2.5.2
2.5.4
2.5.5
2.5.6
Chipset...................................................................................................... 2-23
USB Configuration.................................................................................... 2-27
PCIPnP..................................................................................................... 2-28
TPM Configuration.................................................................................... 2-29
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Contents
2.5.7
2.6
2.5.8
Power menu............................................................................................... 2-31
Suspend Mode . ....................................................................................... 2-31
2.6.3
ACPI 2.0 Support ..................................................................................... 2-31
2.6.4
2.6.5
2.6.6
2.10
ACPI APIC Support . ................................................................................ 2-31
APM Configuration.................................................................................... 2-32
Hardware Monitor..................................................................................... 2-34
Boot menu................................................................................................. 2-35
Boot Device Priority.................................................................................. 2-35
2.7.3
Security..................................................................................................... 2-37
4.6.1
2.9
Repost Video on S3 Resume . ................................................................. 2-31
2.7.1
2.7.2
2.8
Intel® TXT(LT) Configuration..................................................................... 2-30
2.6.1
2.6.2
2.7
Intel® VT-d Configuration........................................................................... 2-29
4.6.1
Boot Settings Configuration...................................................................... 2-36
Boot Device Priority.................................................................................. 2-37
Boot Device Priority.................................................................................. 2-38
Tools menu................................................................................................ 2-39
ASUS EZ Flash 2......................................................................................................... 2-39
Exit menu................................................................................................... 2-40
Intel® ME configuration............................................................................. 2-41
2.10.1
Change Intel® ME password..................................................................... 2-41
2.10.3
Exit menu.................................................................................................. 2-44
2.10.2
Intel® ME Configuration............................................................................. 2-42
Chapter 3: Software support
3.1
3.2
Installing an operating system.................................................................. 3-1
Support DVD information........................................................................... 3-1
3.2.1
Running the Support DVD.......................................................................... 3-1
3.2.3
Utilities menu.............................................................................................. 3-3
3.2.2
3.2.4
3.2.5
3.2.6
3.3
3.2.7
Drivers menu............................................................................................... 3-2
Make Disk menu......................................................................................... 3-5
Manual menu.............................................................................................. 3-6
ASUS Contact information.......................................................................... 3-6
Other information........................................................................................ 3-7
Creating a RAID driver disk....................................................................... 3-9
3.3.1
3.3.2
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS.................................. 3-9
Creating a RAID driver disk in Windows® .................................................. 3-9
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
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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.
•
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.
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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 adpater or extension cord. These
devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are
not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local
power company.
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
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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, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the power
cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors,
slots, sockets and circuitry.
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area
where it may become wet.
Place the product on a stable surface.
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been
designed to enable proper reuse of pats 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 iindicates that the battery should not
be placed in municipal waste.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the
motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This manual contains the following parts:
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the motherboard features and the new technologies it supports.
It also lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when installing
system components. It includes description of the jumpers and connectors on the
motherboard.
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
Chapter 3: Software support
This chapter describes the contents of the support DVD that comes with the
motherboard package.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software
updates.
1.
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 make sure 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+D>
Command
Means that you must type the command exactly as shown,
then supply the required item or value enclosed in brackets.
Example: At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /i[filename]
afudos /iP5QEMDO.ROM
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P5Q-EM DO specifications summary
CPU
LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Quad
/ Core™2 Duo / Pentium® dual-core / Celeron® dual-core /
Celeron® processor*
Compatible with Intel® 05B/05A/06 processors
Support Intel® 45nm Multi-core CPU.
* Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
Chipset
Intel® Q45 / ICH10DO with Intel® Active Management
Technology
System Bus
1333 /1066 / 800 MHz
Memory
4 x DIMM, max. 16GB, DDR2 800/667 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Dual channel memory architecture
* Due to the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows OS,
when you install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard, the
actual usable memory for the OS can be about 3GB or less. For
effective use of memory, we recommend that you install a 64-bit
Windows OS when having 4GB or more memory installed on the
motherboard..
Expansion Slots
1 x PCIe x16 slot
2 x PCIe x1 slots
1 x PCI slot
VGA
Intel® 4500 integrated
High Definition Video Processing with
D-SUB Max resolution to 2048 x 1536 (@75Hz);
DVI Max resolution to 1920 x 1080 (@60HZ);
HDMI Max resolution to 1920 x 1080 (@60HZ)*
Max. UMA shared memory of 1894MB**
* The VGA card that supports HDMI is purchased separately.
** The HDMI Max resolution is supported only when installed 1G
memory.
Storage
Southbridge
- 6 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
- Support RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
Mavell® 6102 PATA controller
- 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices
LAN
Intel® 882567LM PCIe Gigabit LAN Controller
Audio
Realtek® ALC1200 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
-Support Jack-detection, Enumeration, Multi-streaming
IEEE 1394
LSI® L-FW3227 1394 controller supports 2 x IEEE 1394a ports
(one at midboard; one at back panel)
TPM
Intel® integrated TPM support
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ASUS Features
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
- ASUS AI Gear 2
- ASUS Advanced Q-Fan
ASUS Crystal Sound
- Noise Filter
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS Q-Connector
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS Exclusive
Overclocking Features
Precision Tweaker:
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.00625 increment
- vDIMM: 4-step DRAM voltage control
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection):
- FSB tuning from 200 MHz up to 800 MHz at 1MHz
increment
- Memory tuning from 667 MHz up to 1066 MHz
- PCI Express frequency tuning from 100 MHz up to
180 MHz at 1 MHz increment
Overclocking Protection:
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ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
Other Features
ASUS MyLogo 2
BIOS Features
2 x 16Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0,
SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI 2.0a.
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Support Intel® AMT technology
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x DVI port
1 x VGA port
1 x IEEE 1394a connector
1 x RJ45 port
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x ME Switch
8-channel Audio I/O ports
Internal Connectors
4 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 8 USB ports
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
6 x Serial ATA connectors
1 x COM connector
1 x CPU Fan connector
1 x Chassis Fan connector
1 x Power Fan connector
1 x IEEE1394a connector
1 x Front panel audio connector
1 x S/PDIF Out Header
1 x Chassis intrusion connector
1 x CD audio in connector
1 x 24-pin ATX Power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12 V Power connector
1 x System panel connector (Q-Connector)
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Support DVD Contents
Drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update
Intel® System Defense Utility
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Intel® IT Director
Form Factor
microATX form factor: 9.6” x 9.6” (24.4 cm x 24.4 cm)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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This chapter describes the motherboard features
and the new technologies it supports. It also lists
the hardware setup procedures that you have
to perform when installing system components.
It includes description of the jumpers and
connectors on the motherboard.
1
Chapter1: Product
introduction
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Chapter summary
1
1.1
Welcome!..................................................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features.......................................................................................... 1-1
1.2
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
1.10
Package contents....................................................................................... 1-1
Before you proceed.................................................................................... 1-5
Motherboard overview................................................................................ 1-6
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................................. 1-8
System memory........................................................................................ 1-13
Expansion slots........................................................................................ 1-20
Jumper....................................................................................................... 1-24
Connectors................................................................................................ 1-26
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1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® P5Q-EM DO 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.
Motherboard
ASUS P5Q-EM DO
Accessories
I/O shield
1 x ASUS 3 in 1 Q-Connector Kit (USB, 1394, system
panel; Retail version only)
Documentation
User guide
Cables
Application DVD
Serial ATA power and signal cables for 2 devices
1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 cable
ASUS motherboard support DVD
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
1.3
Special features
1.3.1
Product highlights
Green ASUS
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/packaging to safeguard consumers’ health
while minimizing the impact on the environment.
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Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™ 2 Quad / Core™2 Duo
Processor Support
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme / Core™ 2 Quad / Core™ 2
Duo processors in the LGA775 package. It is excellent for multi-tasking, multi-media and
enthusiastic gamers with 1333 / 1066 / 800 MHz FSB. The Intel® Core™ 2 series processor is
one of the most powerful CPUs in the world. This motherboard also supports Intel® CPUs in
the new 45nm manufacturing process.
Intel® Q45 Express Chipset
The Intel® Q45 Express Chipset is the latest chipset designed to support Intel® new 45nm
CPU, 16GB of dual-channel DDR2 800/667 architecture, 1333/1066/800 FSB (Front Side
Bus), PCI Express 1.0/2.0 graphics and multi-core CPU.
Intel® vPro™ Technology
The Intel
�����® vPro™ Technology allows IT organizations to remotely manage corporate PCs,
even when they are powered off or with non-functional operating systems. It features the
Intel® Active Management Technology and offers IT organizations a lighter-weight form of
virtualization to audit all Intel® AMT-based platforms in a network environment. PCs with Intel
®
vPro™ Technology allow IT departments to remotely retrieve assets and hardware/software
inventories, contain security threats, resolve system problems, and increase the uptime of
desktops with lower maintenance costs. To enable the Intel® vPro™ Technology, first enable
the related vPro™ Technology settings.
DDR2 mem�������������
ory support
The motherboard supports DDR2 memory that features data transfer rates of 800/667 MHz to
meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet
applications. The dual-channel DDR2 architecture doubles the bandwidth of your system
memory to boost system performance, eliminating bottlenecks with peak bandwidths of up
to 12.8 GB/s. Furthermore, this motherboard does not restrict the memory size across two
channels. Users may install different memory size DIMMs into the two channels and enjoy
dual-channel and single-channel functions at the same time. This new feature optimizes the
use of available memory size. See page 1­‑13 for details.
Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s technology
This motherboard supports the hard drives based on the Serial ATA (SATA) 3Gb/s storage
specification, delivering enhanced scalability and doubling the bus bandwidth for high-speed
data retrieval and saves. Easily backup photos, videos and other entertainment contents to
external devices. See page 1-31 for details.
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Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) provides enhanced data performance via high-level
encryption/decryption, and ensures platform integrity. See page 2-29 for details.
Some third-party softwares may be requirred when running some functions of TPM.
IEEE 1394a support
The IEEE 1394a interface provides high speed digital interface for audio/video appliances
such as digital television, digital video camcorders, storage peripherals & other PC portable
devices. See page 1-29 for details.
S/PDIF digital sound ready
The motherboard supports the S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digtal Interface) function through
the S/PDIF interface at mid-board. It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to
analog format and keeps the best signal quality. See pages 1-28 for details.
High Definition Audio
Enjoy high-end sound quality on your PC! The onboard 8-channel High Definition Audio
CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, and multistreaming technology that simultaneously sends different audio streams to different
destinations. You can now talk to your partners on the headphone while playing multi-channel
network games See page 1-34 for details.
1.3.2
ASUS Features
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
ASUS Quiet Thermal solution makes system more stable and enhances the overclocking
capability.
ASUS Advanced Q-Fan technology
The ASUS Advanced Q-Fan technology is powered by Intel Quiet System Technology;
it makes the change of fan speed more smoothly. It is better in fan use, and efficiently
reduce the noise caused by fans’s abruptly speeding up. Moreover, Advanced Q-Fan
has a better control over a constant temperature system environment.
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ASUS Crystal Sound
This feature can enhance speech-centric applications like Skype, online game, video
conference and recording.
Noise Filter
This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises (non-voice signals) like computer
fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then eliminates it in the incoming
audio stream while recording.
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.
ASUS Q-Connector
ASUS Q-Connector allows you to easily connect or disconnect the chassis front panel
cables to the motherboard. This unique module eliminates the trouble of connecting the
system panel cables one at a time and avoiding wrong cable connections. See page 1-36
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. See page 2-5 for details.
ASUS EZ Flash 2
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply press the predefined hotkey to
launch the utility and update the BIOS without entering the OS. Update your BIOS easily
without preparing a bootable diskette or using an OS-based flash utility. See page 2-22
and 2-36 for details.
1.3.3
ASUS Special Features
ASUS MyLogo2™
This feature allows you to convert your favorite photo into a 256-color boot logo for a more
colorful and vivid image on your screen. See page 2-39 for details.
AI Gear 2
AI Gear 2 allows users to choose from profiles to adjust CPU frequency and vCore voltage to
minimize system noise and power consumption. For example, users can change the mode
in real time in the operating system to max power saving mode and save CPU power when
using word processing applicaions.
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1.4
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change
any motherboard settings.
•
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or
a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded
antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power
supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from the power
supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard,
peripherals, and/or components.
Onboard LED
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED that lights up to indicate that the
system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode. This is a reminder that you should
shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing or plugging in any
motherboard component. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED.
SB_PWR
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ON
Standby Power
OFF
Powered Off
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1.5
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the
motherboard fits into it.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard. Failure
to do so can cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
1.5.1
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the chassis in the correct
orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the chassis as indicated in
the image below.
1.5.2
Screw holes
Place eight (8) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the
chassis.
Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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1.5.3
Motherboard layout
24.4cm(9.6in)
CPU_FAN
KBMS
ATX12V
Super
I/O
SPDIF_O2
SERVICE_MODE
COM1
PWR_FAN
24.4cm(9.6in)
FLOPPY
EATXPWR
PRI_IDE
CHA_FAN1
AUDIO
Intel®
Q45
DDR2 DIMM_B2 (64bit, 240-pin module)
USBPW1-4
LAN1_USB12
DDR2 DIMM_B1 (64bit, 240-pin module)
DVI_VGA
LGA775
DDR2 DIMM_A2 (64bit, 240-pin module)
DDR2 DIMM_A1 (64bit, 240-pin module)
F_USB34
PCIEX1_1
Single
Lan
PCIEX16
SB_PWR
PCIEX1_2
ICS
9LPRS
918JKLF
Intel
ICH10DO
®
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
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ALC
1200
AAFP
USBPW5-8
USBPW9-12
CHASSIS
CLRTC
SATA1
SATA3
SATA5
PANEL
PCI2
SPDIF_OUT
CD
SATA2
SATA4
SATA6
IE1394_2
USB1112
USB910
USB56
USB78
8Mb
BIOS
8Mb
BIOS
Refer to section 1.10 Connectors for more information about rear panel connectors and
internal connectors.
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1.6
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA775 socket designed for the
Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® dual-core / Celeron® dualcore / Celeron® processors.
•
Make sure the AC power is off before you install the CPU.
• If installing a dual-core CPU, connect the chassis fan cable to the
CHA_FAN1 connector to ensure system stability.
•
•
•
1.6.1
Upon purchase of the motherboard, make sure that the PnP cap is on
the socket and the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer
immediately if the PnP cap is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP
cap/socket contacts/motherboard components. ASUS will shoulder the cost
of repair only if the damage is shipment/transit-related.
Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes
with the cap on the LGA775 socket.
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts
resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/
incorrect removal of the PnP cap.
Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
1.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
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P5Q-EM DO CPU socket 775
Before installing the CPU, make sure that the cam box is facing towards you and the load
lever is on your left.
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2.
Press the load lever with your thumb
(A), then move it to the left (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.
Retention tab
A
B
Load lever
3.
4.
Lift the load lever in the direction of the
arrow to a 135º angle.
PnP cap
Load plate
4B
Lift the load plate with your thumb and
forefinger to a 100º angle (4A), then push
the PnP cap from the load plate window
to remove (4B).
4A
3
5.
Position the CPU over the socket,
ensuring that the gold triangle is on the
bottom‑left corner of the socket then fit
the socket alignment key into the CPU
notch.
CPU notch
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!
Gold
triangle
mark
Alignment key
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6.
Apply several drops of 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
pre-applied thermal paste. If so, skip
this step.
DO NOT eat the Thermal Interface Material. If it gets into your eyes or touches your skin,
ensure that you wash it off immediately, and seek professional medical help.
To prevent contaminating the paste, DO NOT spread the paste with your finger directly.
7.
Close the load plate (A), then push
the load lever (B) until it snaps into the
retention tab.
A
B
The motherboard supports Intel® LGA775 processors with the Intel® Enhanced Memory
64 Technology (EM64T), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST), and HyperThreading Technology.
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1.6.2
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan
The Intel LGA775 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, make sure that you
use only Intel®‑certified multi‑directional heatsink and fan.
•
Your Intel® LGA775 heatsink and fan assembly comes in a push-pin design
and requires no tool to install.
•
If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, make sure
that you have properly applied Thermal Interface Material to the CPU
heatsink or CPU before you install the heatsink and fan assembly.
Make sure 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, making sure that the four fasteners
match the holes on the motherboard.
A
B
B
Push down two fasteners at a time in a
diagonal sequence to secure the heatsink
and fan assembly in place.
A
A
B
1
B
A
1
The type of CPU heatsink and fan assembly may differ, but the installation steps and
fucntions should remain the same. The illustration above is for reference only.
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3.
Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN.
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
CPU_FAN
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P5Q-EM DO CPU fan connector
Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors can occur if
you fail to plug this connector.
1.6.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan
1. Disconnect the CPU fan cable from the connector on the motherboard.
3.
Pull up two fasteners at a time in a
diagonal sequence to disengage the
heatsink and fan assembly from the
motherboard.
2.
A
Rotate each fastener counterclockwise.
B
B
A
4.
A
B
B
A
Carefully remove the heatsink and fan assembly from the motherboard.
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1.7
System memory
1.7.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline Memory Modules
(DIMM) sockets.
A DDR2 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR DIMM but has a 240-pin
footprint compared to the 184-pin DDR DIMM. DDR2 DIMMs are notched differently to
prevent installation on a DDR DIMM socket.
R
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The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets:
P5E-VM DO 240-pin DDR2 DIMM Sockets
Channel
Channel A
Channel B
Sockets
DIMM_A1 and DIMM_A2
DIMM_B1 and DIMM_B2
Install at least a memory module in DIMM_A1 or DIMM_A2 slot to support the Intel® ME and
Intel® Quiet System Technology and for optimum performance.
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1.7.2
Memory configurations
You may install 512 MB, 1 GB, 2GB, and 4 GB unbuffered non‑ECC DDR2 DIMMs into the
DIMM sockets.
•
You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A and Channel B. The system maps
the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dual-channel configuration. Any excess
memory from the higher-sized channel is then mapped for single-channel operation.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility, it is
recommended that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor.
•
Due to the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows OS, when you install 4GB or
more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory for the OS can be about
3GB or less. For effective use of memory, we recommend that you install a 64-bit
Windows OS when having 4GB or more memory installed on the motherboard�.
•
This motherboard does not support memory modules made up of 256 megabit (Mb)
chips or less.
•
This motherboard supports Intel® ME technology. Your system may detects less
memory size than that you installed when Intel® ME function is enabled. Refer to the
following table for details.
Memory reserved by Intel® ME
DIMM A1
Installed
Memory slots
DIMM A2 DIMM B1
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
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Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
DIMM B2
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Total memory occupied by Intel® ME
1GB / slot
2GB / slot
16MB
16MB
16MB
0MB
0MB
16MB
32MB
32MB
32MB
0MB
32MB
32MB
32MB
32MB
32MB
64MB
16MB
0MB
0MB
64MB
64MB
64MB
64MB
0MB
64MB
64MB
64MB
64MB
64MB
64MB
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Notes on memory limitations
•
Due to chipset limitation, this motherboard can only support up to
16 GB on the operating systems listed below. You may install a maximum
of 4 GB DIMMs on each slot.
64-bit
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Windows Vista Professional x64 Edition
•
The memory operation frequency depends on its Serial Presence Detect
(SPD). By default, some memory modules for overclocking may run at
lower frequency than the vendor-marked value. If you want to manually
adjust the memory frequency, refer to section 2.4 AI Tweaker menu.
•
To stabilize the memory modules, use an efficient memory cooling system
that can support the work load and overclocking conditions.
• The total memory may has 16MB reduction under Single Channel mode,
and 64MB reduction under Dual Channel mode because the address space
is reserved for the Intel® vPro™ Technology and the Intel® Quiet System
Technology.
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P5Q-EM DO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR2-800MHz capability
DIMM
Support
CL
Chip
Brand
A*
B*
C*
AD20908A8A-25EG
N/A
A-DATA
•
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•
SS
AM4B5808CQJS8E
N/A
APACER
•
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2048MB
DS
AM4B5808CQJS8E
5
APACER
•
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•
“BoxP/N:TWIN2X4096-6400C4DHX
(CM2X2048-6400C4DHX)”
4096MB(Kit of 2)
DS
Heat-Sink Package
4-4-4-12
N/A
•
4096MB(Kit of 2)
“BoxP/N:TWIN2X40966400C5DHX(CM2X2048-6400C5DHX)”
DS
Heat-Sink Package
N/A
N/A
•
CM2X1024-6400C4
BL12864AA804.16FD3
1024MB
DS
DS
Heat-Sink Package
4
N/A
•
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Crucial
BL12864AA804.16FD
1024MB
DS
Heat-Sink Package
4
N/A
•
•
•
ELPIDA
EBE10EE8ABFA-8E-E
1024MB
SS
E1108AB-8E-E(ECC)
5
ELPIDA
•
•
•
Vendor
Part No.
Size
A-DATA
M2OAD6H3J4171Q1E52
2048MB
DS
Apacer
78.01GA0.9K5
1024MB
Apacer
78.A1GA0.9K4
Apacer
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
Crucial
Crucial
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
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GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
GEIL
Hynix
Hynix
78.91G9I.9K5
“Box P/N:TWIN2X4096-6400C5
(CM2X2048-6400C5)”
BL12864AL804.16FD3
F2-6400CL5D-1GBNQ
F2-6400CL4D-2GBHK
F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK
F2-6400CL4D-4GBPK
F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ
F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
F2-6400CL6D-8GBNQ
F2-6400PHU2-2GBNR
GB22GB6400C4DC
GB22GB6400C5DC
GB24GB6400C4DC
GB24GB6400C4QC
GB24GB6400C5DC
GB24GB6400C5QC
GB28GB6400C4QC
GB28GB6400C5QC
GE22GB800C4DC
GE22GB800C5DC
GE24GB800C4DC
GE24GB800C4QC
GE24GB800C5DC
GE24GB800C5QC
GE28GB800C4QC
GE28GB800C5QC
GX22GB6400C4USC
GX22GB6400DC
GX22GB6400LX
GX22GB6400UDC
GX24GB6400DC
HYMP564U64CP8-S5
HYMP 512U64CP8-S5
512MB
4096MB(Kit of 2)
1024MB
1024MB
1024MB(Kit of 2)
SS/DS Chip No.
SS
DS
DS
SS
1024MB
DS
4096MB(Kit of 2)
DS
1024MB
1024MB
4096MB(Kit of 2)
8192MB(Kit of 2)
1024MB
2048MB(Kit of 2)
2048MB(Kit of 2)
4096MB(Kit of 2)
4096MB(Kit of 4)
4096MB(Kit of 2)
4096MB(Kit of 2)
8192MB(Kit of 4)
8192MB(Kit of 4)
2048MB(Kit of 2)
2048MB(Kit of 2)
2048MB
4096MB(Kit of 4)
2048MB
4096MB(Kit of 4)
2048MB
2048MB
2048MB
2048MB(Kit of 2)
2048MB
2048MB(Kit of 2)
4096MB(Kit of 2)
512MB
1024MB
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
SS
DS
AM4B5708JQJS8E
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
GL2L64M088BA30EB
GL2L64M088BA30EB
GL2L128M88BA25AB
GL2L64M088BA30EB
GL2L128M88BA25AB
GL2L64M088BA30EB
GL2L128M88BA25AB
GL2L128M88BA25AB
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
HY5PS12821CFP-S5
HY5PS12821CFP-S5
N/A
N/A
4
4
5-5-5-15
N/A
N/A
4
N/A
5
6-6-6-18
N/A
N/A
5-5-5-15
4-4-4-12
N/A
5-5-5-15
N/A
N/A
N/A
4-4-4-12
5-5-5-15
4-4-4-12
N/A
5-5-5-15
5-5-5-15
4-4-4-12
5-5-5-15
4-4-4-12
5-5-5-15
5-5-5-15
4-4-4-12
5-5-5-15
5-5-5
5-5-5
APACER
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
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•
N/A
•
N/A
•
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
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GEIL
N/A
GEIL
N/A
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N/A
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Hynix
•
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N/A
N/A
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N/A
N/A
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N/A
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DDR2-800MHz capability
Vendor
Part No.
Size
KINGMAX
KLDC28F-A8KI5
512MB
KINGMAX
KLDE88F-B8KB5
2048MB
KINGMAX
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
NANYA
NANYA
NANYA
OCZ
OCZ
OCZ
KLDD48F-ABKI5
KHX6400D2/ 512
KVR800D2N5/ 512
KVR800D2N6/ 512
KHX6400D2LL/1G
KVR800D2N5/1G
NT2GT64U8HC0BY-AC
OCZ2G8001G
1024MB
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
SS
1024MB
DS
1024MB
DS
DS
1024MB
OCZ2T8002GK
KINGMAX
DS
2048MB
OCZ2FX800C32GK
KKB8FFBXF-CFA-25A N/A
2048MB
512MB
NT1GT64U8HCOBY-25D
DS
SS
1024MB
NT 512T64U880BY-25C
KINGMAX
SS
2048MB
KVR800D2N6/1G
N/A
SS
1024MB
KVR800D2N5/2G
KKA8FEIBF-HJK-25A
SS
1024MB
KVR800D2N5/1G
SS
512MB
512MB
KHX6400D2/2G
Chip
Brand
DS
1024MB
KVR800D2N5/1G
CL
1024MB
512MB
DS
1024MB
DIMM
Support
Chip No.
SS/DS
DS
KKA8FEIBF-HJK-25A
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
N/A
HY5PS1GB31CFP-S5
N/A
E5108AJBG-8E-E
E5108AJBG-8E-E
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
E5108AJBG-8E-E
V59C1 512804QBF25
E1108ACBG-8E-E
E5108AJBG-8E-E
NT5TU64M8BE-25C
NT5TU64M8CE-25D
NT5TU128M8CE-AC
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
A*
KINGMAX
•
4-4-4-12
N/A
N/A
•
N/A
•
•
ELPIDA
•
N/A
•
ELPIDA
1.8
NANYA
N/A
•
•
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5
•
•
N/A
N/A
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ELPIDA
N/A
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•
ELPIDA
1.8
C*
•
•
N/A
N/A
B*
•
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5
•
NANYA
N/A
N/A
5
•
N/A
N/A
•
•
•
N/A
•
DDR2-667MHz capability
DIMM Support
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip No.
CL
Chip Brand
Apacer
78.01G9O.9K5
1024MB
SS
AM4B5808CQJS7E
N/A
APACER
Apacer
78.91G92.9K5
512MB
SS
AM4B5708JQJS7E
N/A
APACER
Apacer
78.A1G9O.9K4
2048MB
DS
AM4B5808CQJS7E
N/A
APACER
CORSAIR
VS 512MB667D2
512MB
SS
64M8CFEG
N/A
N/A
CORSAIR
VS1GB667D2
1024MB
DS
64M8CFEG
N/A
N/A
crucial
BL6464AA663.8FD
512MB
SS
Heat-Sink Package
3
N/A
crucial
BL12864AA663.16FD2
1024MB
DS
Heat-Sink Package
3
N/A
•
crucial
BL12864AA663.16FD
1024MB
DS
Heat-Sink Package
3
N/A
•
crucial
BL12864AL664.16FD
1024MB
DS
Heat-Sink Package
3
N/A
•
ELPIDA
EBE51UD8AEFA-6E-E
512MB
SS
E5108AE-6E-E
5
ELPIDA
•
•
G.SKILL
F2-5300CL5D-4GBMQ
4096MB(Kit of 2)
DS
Heat-Sink Package
5-5-5-15
N/A
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F2-5400PHU2-2GBNT
2048MB(Kit of 2)
DS
D264M8GCF
5-5-5-15
G.SKILL
•
•
•
GEIL
GX21GB5300SX
1024MB
DS
Heat-Sink Package
3-4-4-8
N/A
•
GEIL
GX22GB5300LX
2048MB
DS
Heat-Sink Package
5-5-5-15
N/A
•
•
•
GEIL
GX24GB5300LDC
4096MB(Kit of 2)
DS
Heat-Sink Package
5-5-5-15
N/A
•
•
•
Hynix
HYMP112U64CP8-Y5
1024MB
SS
HY5PS1G831CFP-Y5
5
Hynix
•
•
•
Hynix
HYMP 512U64CP8-Y5
1024MB
DS
HY5PS12821CFP-Y5
5
Hynix
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR667D2N5/ 512
512MB
SS
D6408TEBGGL3U
5
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KVR667D2E5/1G
1024MB
DS
E5108AGBG-6E-E(ECC)
N/A
ELPIDA
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR667D2E5/2G
2048MB
DS
D9HNL(ECC)
N/A
MICRON
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR667D2N5/1G
1024MB
DS
E5108AGBG-6E-E
N/A
KINGSTON
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR667D2N5/1G
1024MB
DS
E5108AJBG-8E-E
N/A
ELPIDA
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR667D2N5/1G
1024MB
DS
HY5PS12821CFP-Y5
N/A
Hynix
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR667D2N5/2G
2048MB
DS
E1108AB-6E-E
N/A
ELPIDA
•
•
•
A*
B*
C*
•
•
•
•
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•
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DDR2-667MHz capability
DIMM Support
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip No.
CL
Chip Brand
KINGSTON
KVR667D2N5/2G
2048MB
DS
HY5PS1G831CFP-Y5
N/A
Hynix
NANYA
NT 512T64U88B0BY-3C
512MB
SS
NT5TU64M8BE-3C
5
NANYA
NANYA
NT2GT64U8HB0JY-3C
2048MB
DS
NT5TU128M8BJ-3C
5
NANYA
•
Qimonda
HYS64T256020EU-3S-C2 2048MB
DS
HYB18T1GB00C2F-3S
555-12
Qimonda
•
K4T51083QE
5
PSC
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
Super Talent
Super Talent
Transcend
Transcend
TwinMOS
Aeneon
Aeneon
Asint
Asint
CENTURY
CENTURY
Kingbox
Kingbox
MDT
Patriot
Patriot
UMAX
UMAX
AL7E8E63J-6E1
1024MB
M378T6553EZS-CE6
512MB
M378T5263AZ3-CE6
4096MB
M378T2953EZ3-CE6
T6UA 512C5
T6UB1GC5
JM667QLU-1G
JM667QLU-2G
8D-23JK5M2ETP
AET660UD00-30DB97X
AET860UD00-30DB08X
SLX264M8-J6E
SLY2128M8-J6E
26V2H8
26VOH8
N/A
N/A
M 512-667-8
PSD2 51266781
PSD21G6672
U2S12D30TP-6E
U2S24D30TP-6E
DS
SS
1024MB
DS
512MB
SS
DS
1024MB
DS
2048MB
DS
1024MB
512MB
512MB
SS
SS
SS
2048MB
DS
1024MB
SS
512MB
512MB
SS
SS
1024MB
DS
1024MB
DS
512MB
SS
1024MB
512MB
SS
SS
1024MB
DS
2048MB
DS
1024MB
DS
A3R12E3JFF719A9T02 5
K4T51083QE
K4T2G084QA-HCE6
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
TQ243ECF8
TQ243ECF8
TMM6208G8M30C
AET93R300B
AET03F30DB
DDRII6408-6E
DDRII1208-6E
HY5PS12821CFP-Y5
HY5PS12821CFP-Y5
EPD2128082200E-4
EPD264082200E-4
18D 51280D-30648
PM64M8D2BU-3KC
PM64M8D2BU-3PAC
D46701GP3-63BJU
D46702GP0-73BCU
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
5
N/A
N/A
5
5
N/A
N/A
4
N/A
5
N/A
N/A
PSC
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
N/A
A*
B*
C*
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
N/A
•
Transcend
•
Transcend
TwinMOS
AENEON
•
AENEON
•
Asint
•
Hynix
•
N/A
•
Asint
Hynix
N/A
MDT
N/A
•
Patriot
•
UMAX
•
UMAX
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
SS - Single-sided / DS - Double - sided
DIMM support:
• A*: Supports one module inserted in any slot as Single-channel memory configuration.
• B*: Supports one pair of modules inserted into either the yellow slots or the
black slots as one pair of Dual-channel memory configuration.
• C*: Supports four modules inserted into both the yellow and black slots as
two pairs of Dual-channel memory configuration.
Visit the ASUS website for the latest DDR2-����������������
800/667���������
MHz QVL.
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1.7.3
Installing a DIMM
Unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other system components.
Failure to do so can cause severe damage to both the motherboard and the components.
1.
2.
2
Press the retaining clips outward to
unlock a DDR2 DIMM socket.
DDR2 DIMM notch
Align a DIMM on the socket such that
the notch on the DIMM matches the
break on the socket.
1
1
Unlocked retaining clip
A DDR2 DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. DO NOT force a
DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the socket
until the retaining clips snap back in place
and the DIMM is properly seated.
3
Locked retaining clip
1.7.4
Removing a DIMM
To remove a DIMM:
1.
Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
Support the DIMM lightly with
your fingers when pressing the
retaining clips. The DIMM might
get damaged when it flips out with
extra force.
2.
2
1
1
DDR2 DIMM notch
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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1.8
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following sub‑sections describe
the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to
do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
1.8.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
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.
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.
1.8.2
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. See Chapter 2 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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1.8.3
Interrupt assignments
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Priority
1
2
–
11
12
13
14
15
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
8
3
Standard function
System timer
Keyboard controller
Re-direct to IRQ#9
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
Communications port (COM1)*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
Floppy disk controller
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
PS/2 compatible mouse port*
Numeric data processor
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
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IRQ assignments for this motherboard
HECI Host#1
IDE-R Controller
KT Controller
Thermal Controller
VE AHCI Controller
GbEthernet Controller
1394 (FW3227)
LAN (8111C)
Marvell 6102
PCIEX16_1
PCIEX1_1
PCIEX1_2
PCI1
USB controller 1
USB controller 2
USB controller 3
USB controller 4
USB controller 5
USB controller 6
USB 2.0 controller 1
USB 2.0 controller 2
SATA controller 1
SATA controller 2
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1.8.4
PCI slots
The PCI slots support cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and other cards that
comply with PCI specifications. The figure shows a LAN card installed on a PCI slot.
1.8.5
PCI Express x1 slot
This motherboard supports PCI Express x1 network cards, SCSI cards and other cards
that comply with the PCI Express specifications. The following figure shows a network card
installed on the PCI Express x1 slot.
1.8.6
PCI Express x16 slot
This motherboard supports PCI Express x16 graphic cards that comply with the PCI Express
specifications. The figure shows a graphics card installed on the PCI Express x16 slot.
PCI slot
PCIe x1 slot
PCIe 2.0 x16 slot
PCIe x1 slot
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1.9
1.
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.
CLRTC
1
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2
2
3
Normal
(Default)
Clear RTC
P5Q-EM DO Clear RTC RAM
To erase the RTC RAM
1.
Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
3.
Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
2.
4.
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.
Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to reenter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default
position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
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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.
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2.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW1-4, USBPW5-8, USBPW9-12)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep mode (CPU stopped,
DRAM refreshed, system running in low power mode) using the connected USB
devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up from S3 and S4 sleep modes (no power to CPU,
DRAM in slow refresh, power supply in reduced power mode).
1
2
2 3
USBPW1-4
+5VSB
(Default)
+5V
USBPW9-12
1
2
+5V
(Default)
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2 3
+5VSB
USBPW5-8
1
2
+5V
(Default)
2 3
+5VSB
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•
•
The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can
provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port; otherwise,
the system would not power up.
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
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1.10 Connectors
1.10.1
1
Rear panel connectors
3
2
16
1.
2.
3.
4
5
6
15
14
13
7 8 9 10
12
11
PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
Optical S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device via an
optical S/PDIF cable.
ME Switch. Allows you to enable or disable the Intel® ME function. Push the switch to
ON/OFF labelled on the I/O Shield to enable/disable this function.
Disable the Intel® ME function before updating BIOS.
4.
5.
6.
IEEE 1394a port. This 6-pin IEEE 1394a port provides high-speed connectivity for
audio/video devices, storage peripherals, PCs, or portable devices.
VGA port. This port is for a VGA monitor or other VGA-compatible devices.
LAN (RJ-45) port. Supported by Intel® 882567 LM Gigabit LAN controller, this port
allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer
to the table below for the LAN port LED indications.
LAN port LED indications
Activity/Link LED
ACT/LINK
LED
Speed LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
ORANGE
Linked
ORANGE
100 Mbps connection
OFF
BLINKING
7.
8. 9.
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No link
Data activity
OFF
GREEN
SPEED
LED
10 Mbps connection
1 Gbps connection
LAN port
Center/Subwoofer port (orange). This port connects the center/subwoofer speakers.
Rear Speaker Out port (black). This port connects the rear speakers in a 4-channel,
6-channel, or 8-channel audio configuration.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects the tape, CD, DVD player, or other audio
sources.
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10. Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker. In 4-channel, 6channel, and 8-channel configuration, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker
Out.
11.
Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.
12. Side Speaker Out port (gray). This port connects the side speakers in an 8-channel
audio configuration.
Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in 2, 4, 6, or
8-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Headset
2-channel
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Lime
Line Out
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Orange
–
–
Center/Subwoofer
Center/Subwoofer
–
–
Side Speaker Out
Port
Light Blue
Pink
Black
Gray
Line In
Mic In
–
–
Mic In
Rear Speaker Out
Mic In
Rear Speaker Out
Mic In
Rear Speaker Out
13. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
14. DVI port. This port is for any DVI-D compatible device. DVI-D can’t be converted to
output RGB Signal to CRT and isn’t compatible with DVI-I.
15. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
16. PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
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1.10.2
1.
Internal connectors
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector is for the floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable. Insert one end of the
cable to this connector, then connect the other end to the signal connector at the back
of the floppy disk drive.
•
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection when using a
FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
•
The floppy disk drive singal cable is purchased separately.
PIN1
FLOPPY
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NOTE:Orient the red markings
on the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
P5Q-EM DO Floppy disk drive connector
Digital Audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
P5Q-EM DO
SPDIFOUT
GND
This connector is for the S/PDIF audio module to allow digital sound output. Connect
one end of the S/PDIF audio cable to this connector and the other end to the S/PDIF
module.
+5V
2.
SPDIF_OUT
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The S/PDIF out module is purchased separately.
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3.
IEEE 1394a port connector (10-1 pin IE1394_2)
TPA2GND
TPB2+12V
GND
This connector is for a IEEE 1394a port. Connect the IEEE 1394a module cable to this
connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
IE1394_2
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TPA2+
GND
TPB2+
+12V
PIN 1
P5Q-EM DO IEEE 1394 connector
The IEEE 1394a module is purchased separately.
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4.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_EIDE)
The onboard IDE connector is for the Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable. There are
three connectors on each Ultra DMA 133/100/66 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.
Drive jumper setting
Single device
Two devices
Cable-Select or Master
Cable-Select
Master
Mode of
device(s)
-
Black
Black
Slave
Gray
Master
Master
Slave
Cable connector
Slave
Black or gray
•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the
Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion when you
connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 IDE devices.
If any device jumper is set as “Cable-Select,” make sure all other device jumpers have the
same setting.
PIN1
PRI_EIDE
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on the IDE ribbon cable to PIN 1.
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5.
ICH10DO Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1[red], SATA2 [red], SATA3 [red],
SATA4 [red], SATA5 [red], SATA6 [red])
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk drives.
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
RSATA_TXN1
RSATA_TXP1
GND
SATA3
GND
RSATA_RXN3
RSATA_RXP3
GND
RSATA_TXN3
RSATA_TXP3
GND
SATA6
SATA5
GND
RSATA_RXN5
RSATA_RXP5
GND
RSATA_TXN5
RSATA_TXP5
GND
SATA4
GND
RSATA_RXN6
RSATA_RXP6
GND
RSATA_TXN6
RSATA_TXP6
GND
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXP2
GND
SATA1
GND
RSATA_RXN4
RSATA_RXP4
GND
RSATA_TXN4
RSATA_TXP4
GND
SATA2
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Connect the right-angle side of SATA
signal cable to SATA device. Or you
may connect the right-angle side of
SATA cable to the onboard SATA port
to avoid mechanical conflict with huge
graphics cards.
6.
right angle side
Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources such as a
CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
Left Audio Channel
GND
GND
Right Audio Channel
CD
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USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, 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.
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
USB+5V
USB_P6USB_P6+
GND
NC
PIN 1
USB78
PIN 1
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
PIN 1
USB56
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
USB+5V
USB_P11USB_P11+
GND
PIN 1
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USB+5V
USB_P10USB_P10+
GND
NC
USB910
USB+5V
USB_P12USB_P12+
GND
NC
USB1112
USB+5V
USB_P9USB_P9+
GND
7.
P5Q-EM DO USB2.0 connectors
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
You can connect the USB cable to ASUS Q-Connector (USB, blue) first, and then install the
Q-Connector (USB) to the USB connector onboard.
The USB module is purchased separately.
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8.
CPU, chassis, and power fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN1, 3-pin PWR_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA ~ 2000 mA (24 W max.) or a total
of 1 A ~ 7 A (84 W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the
motherboard, making sure that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of
the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air flow inside the
system may damage the motherboard components. These are not jumpers! Do not place
jumper caps on the fan connectors!
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
CPU_FAN
PWR_FAN
Rotation
+12V
GND
CHA_FAN1
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+12V
GND
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Only the 4-pin CPU_FAN connectors support the ASUS Advanced Q-Fan feature. This
motherboard does not support 3-pin CPU fan.
9.
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor or switch. The
chassis intrusion sensor or switch sends a high-level signal to this connector when a
chassis component is removed or replaced. The signal is then generated as a chassis
intrusion event.
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Chassis Signal
GND
+5VSB_MB
By default , the pin labeled “Chassis Signal” and “ Ground” are shorted with a jumper cap.
Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to use the chassis intrusion detection
feature.
CHASSIS
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10. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
NC
AGND
NC
NC
SENSE2_RETUR
GND
PRESENCE#
SENSE1_RETUR
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports either
HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of the front panel audio I/O
module cable to this connector.
AAFP
PIN 1
PORT1 L
PORT1 R
PORT2 R
SENSE_SEND
PORT1 L
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
PIN 1
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HD-audio-compliant
pin definition
Legacy AC’97
compliant definition
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11.
•
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.
•
By default, this connector is set to [HD Audio]. If you want to connect a
AC’ 97 front panel audio module to this connector, set the Front Panel
Type item in the BIOS setup to [AC97]. See section 2.5.3 Onboard Device
Configuration for details.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs are designed
to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down
firmly until the connectors completely fit.
GND
GND
+12V DC
+12V DC
ATX12V
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EATXPWR
+3 Volts
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
GND
PIN 1
+5 Volts
GND
+5 Volts
GND
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
GND
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
-5 Volts
GND
GND
GND
PSON#
GND
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
PIN 1
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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 400 W.
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX12V 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.
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12. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
SPEAKER
PLED-
PLED+
PLED
PANEL
IDE_LED
PWRSW
Reset
Ground
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
PWR
Ground
PIN 1
RESET
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System power LED (2-pin PLED)
•
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 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.
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.
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ASUS Q-Connector (system panel)
You can use the ASUS Q-Connector to connect/disconnect chassis front panel cables in a
few steps. Refer to the following instructions to install the ASUS
Q-Connector.
1.
Connect the front panel cables to the ASUS
Q-Connector.
Refer to the labels on the Q-Connector to
know the detailed pin definitions, and then
match them to the respective front panel
cable labels.
The labels on the front panel cables
may vary depending on chassis model.
2.
Install the ASUS Q-Connector to the system
panel connector, making sure the orientation
matches the labels on the motherboard.
3.
The front panel functions are now enabled.
The figure shows the
Q-Connector properly installed on the
motherboard.
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This chapter tells how to change
the system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus. Detailed descriptions
of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
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Chapter summary
2
2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS........................................................... 2-1
2.3
Main menu................................................................................................. 2-13
2.2
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
BIOS setup program................................................................................. 2-10
Ai Tweaker menu....................................................................................... 2-17
Advanced menu........................................................................................ 2-21
Power menu............................................................................................... 2-31
Boot menu................................................................................................. 2-35
Tools menu................................................................................................ 2-39
Exit menu................................................................................................... 2-40
Intel® ME configuration............................................................................. 2-41
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2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic Input/Output
System (BIOS) setup.
Disable the ME function before updating the BIOS. Refer to page 1-26 for details on how to
enable/disable the ME function.
1.
ASUS EZ Flash 2 (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk or USB flash disk.)
3.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk, USB flash disk, or
the motherboard support DVD when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.)
2.
4.
ASUS AFUDOS (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable floppy disk.)
ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk or a USB flash
disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard
BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.
2.1.1
1.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click Start from the Windows® desktop, then select My Computer.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click File from the menu, then select Format. A Format 3 1/2 Floppy Disk
window appears.
e. Select Create an MS-DOS startup disk from the format options field, then click
Start.
Windows® Vista environment
a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click
from the Windows® desktop, then select Computer.
c. Right-click Floppy Disk Drive then click Format to display the Format 3 1/2
Floppy dialog box.
d. Select the Create an MS-DOS startup disk check box.
e. Click Start.
2.
Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable floppy disk.
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2.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to go through
the long process of booting from a floppy disk and using a DOS‑based utility. The EZ Flash 2
utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is accessible by pressing <Alt> + <F2> during the PowerOn Self-Test (POST).
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
1.
2.
3.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for the
motherboard.
Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk or a USB flash disk, then restart the system.
You can launch the EZ Flash 2 by two methods.
(1) Insert the floppy disk / USB flash disk that contains the BIOS file to the floppy disk
drive or the USB port.
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.25
FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L1605A
Current ROM
BOARD: P5Q-EM-DO
VER: 0211(H:00 B:00)
DATE: 08/26/08
PATH: A:\
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
A:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load [Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move [B] Backup
[ V ] D r i v e I n f o
[ESC] Exit
(2) Enter BIOS setup program. Go to the Tools menu to select EZ Flash2 and press
<Enter> to enable it.
4.
You can switch between drives by pressing <Tab> before the correct file is found.
Then press <Enter>.
When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash 2 performs the BIOS update process and
automatically reboots the system when done.
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This function can support devices such as USB flash disk, or floppy disk
with FAT 32/16 format only.
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure!
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2.1.3
AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment using a bootable
floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also allows you to copy the current BIOS
file that you can use as backup when the BIOS fails or gets corrupted during the updating
process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
2.
•
Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at least
1024KB free space to save the file.
•
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS
screen displays may not be same as shown.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support DVD to the
bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /o[filename]
where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than eight alphanumeric
characters for the main filename and three alphanumeric characters for the extension
name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
Main filename
3.
Extension name
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.26(06.08.28BB))
Copyright (C) 2003 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
Write to file...... ok
A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS file.
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Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS file for the
motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact BIOS filename at
the DOS prompt.
2.
3.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support DVD to the
bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /iP5QEMDO.ROM
4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iP5QEMDO.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.26(06.08.28BB))
Copyright (C) 2003 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot
failure!
5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is completed.
Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
A:\>afudos /iP5QEMDO.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.26(06.08.28BB))
Copyright (C) 2003 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... done
Verifying flash .... done
Please restart your computer
A:\>
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2.1.4
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file
when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can update a corrupted BIOS
file using the motherboard support DVD, the USB flash disk, or the floppy disk that contains
the updated BIOS file.
•
Prepare the motherboard support DVD, the USB flash disk, or the floppy
disk containing the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
•
Make sure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the floppy
disk or the USB flash disk to P5QEMDO.ROM.
If your display monitor is connected to the onboard VGA connector,
the display monitor will turn-off and the system will beep once while
CrashFree BIOS 3 starts updating your system. The system will
beep once again while the process is finished, and the display will
return after the system restarts.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
Turn on the system.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the floppy disk for
the original or updated BIOS file.
2.
Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the floppy disk drive.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “P5QEMDO.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
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Recovering the BIOS from the support DVD
To recover the BIOS from the support DVD:
1.
Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the system.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the floppy disk for
the original or updated BIOS file.
2.
Insert the support DVD to the optical drive.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When no floppy disk is found, the utility automatically checks the optical drive for the
original or updated BIOS file. The utility then updates the corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
Checking for CD-ROM...
CD-ROM found!
Reading file “P5QEMDO.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
Recovering the BIOS from the USB flash disk
To recover the BIOS from the USB flash disk:
1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains BIOS file to the USB port.
3.
The utility will automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file when found, the utility
reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted BIOS file.
2.
4.
Turn on the system.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard. Visit the
ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file.
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•
Only the USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and single partition can
support ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3. The device size should be smaller than
8GB.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so
can cause system boot failure!
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2.1.5
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard
BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility allows you to:
•
Save the current BIOS file
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
•
•
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
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.
Place the support DVD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update. See page 3-3 for the Utilities
screen menu.
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
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start >
Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update main window
appears.
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2.
Select Update BIOS from the
Internet option from the drop‑down
menu, then click Next.
4.
From the FTP site, select the BIOS
version that you wish to download. Click
Next.
5.
3.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest you
to avoid network traffic, or click Auto
Select. Click Next.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is capable
of updating itself through the Internet.
Always update the utility to avail all
its features.
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Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start >
Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update main window
appears.
Select Update BIOS from a file option
from the drop‑down menu, then click
Next.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open
window, then click Open.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
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2.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) chip that you
can update using the provided utility described in section “2.1 Managing and updating your
BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring your
system, or prompted to “Run Setup.” This section explains how to configure your system
using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change the configuration of
your computer in the future. For example, you can enable the security password feature or
change the power management settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system using
the BIOS Setup program so that the computer can recognize these changes and record them
in the CMOS RAM of the SPI chip.
The SPI chip on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up the computer,
the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. Press <Del> during the
Power-On Self-Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues with its test
routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, reboot the system by doing any of the following
procedures:
• Restart using the OS standard shut-down procedure.
• Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> simultaneously.
• Press the reset button on the system chassis.
• Press the power button to turn the system off then back on.
Using the power button, reset button, or the <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> keys to force
reset from a running operating system can cause damage to your data or system. We
recommend to always shut-down the system properly from the operating system.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being a menu-driven
program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus and make your selections from the
available options using the navigation keys.
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•
The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most conditions
to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes unstable after
changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings to ensure system
compatibility and stability. Select the Load Setup Defaults item under the
Exit Menu. See section “2.9 Exit Menu.”
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only,
and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file
for this motherboard.
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2.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Main
Menu bar
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
Configuration fields
1
2
3
4
5
6
General help
Tools
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[Not
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[Not
[Not
[Not
WD800JD-00LSA0]
Detected]
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Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Exit
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to select
a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
Storage Coniguration
System Information
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Field
Tab Select Field
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Sub-menu items
2.2.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Ai Tweaker
For changing system performance settings
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Tools
For configuring options for special functions
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Boot For changing the system boot configuration
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard until the
desired item is highlighted.
2.2.3
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that particular menu.
Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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2.2.4
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, Tool, and Exit) on the menu bar
have their respective menu items.
2.2.5
Main
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
1
2
3
4
5
6
Tools
[WDC
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
WD800JD-00LSA0]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Field
Tab Select Field
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
Storage Coniguration
System Information
Sub-menu items
Exit
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to select
a field.
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Main menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the iteam has a sub-menu.
To display the sub-menu, select the item and press <Enter>.
2.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user- configurable, you can
change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item that is not 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 “2.2.7 Pop-up
window.”
2.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the configuration
options for that item.
2.2.8
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that do not fit on
the screen. Press the
Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> / <Page Down> keys to display the other items on the
screen.
2.2.9
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a
brief description of the selected item.
Pop-up window
Scroll bar
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2.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears, giving you an
overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “2.2.1 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
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
1
2
3
4
5
6
Tools
[00:36:36]
[Fri 08/15/2008]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[WDC
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
WD800JD-00LSA0]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Storage Coniguration
System Information
Exit
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to select
a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Field
Tab Select Field
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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2.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
2.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
2.3.3
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [720K, 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
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2.3.4
SATA1-6
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. There is
a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item then press <Enter> to display
the SATA device information.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
SATA 1
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: WDC WD800JD-00LSA0
Size
: 80.0GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
: 4
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-5
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
[Auto]
LBA/Large Mode
[Auto]
Block(Multi-Sector Transfer)M
[Auto]
PIO Mode
[Auto]
DMA Mode
[Auto]
SMART Monitoring
[Auto]
32Bit Data Transfer
[Enabled]
Select the type of
device connected to
the system.
+-
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items (Device, Vendor, Size,
LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra DMA, and SMART monitoring). These
values are not user-configurable. These items show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the
system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to [Auto] allows automatic selection of the appropriate
IDE device type. Select [CDROM] if you are specifically configuring a CD-ROM drive. Select
[ARMD] (ATAPI Removable Media Device) if your device is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive.
Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to [Auto] enables the LBA mode if the device
supports this mode, and if the device was not previously formatted with LBA mode disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer) M [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to [Auto], the data transfer from
and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device supports multi-sector transfer
feature. When set to [Disabled], the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at
a time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
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DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.3.5
Storage Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the storage devices
installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter> if you want to configure the item.
Storage Configuration
SATA#1 Configuration
Configure SATA#1 as
Options
[Compatible]
[IDE]
Hard Disk Write Protect [Disabled]
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)[35]
Disabled
Compatiable
Enhanced
SATA#1 Configuration [Compatible]
Allows you to enable or disable SATA configuration.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Compatible] [Enhanced]
Configure SATA#1 as [IDE]
Sets the configuration for the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge chip.
Configuration options: [IDE] [RAID] [AHCI]
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.
If you want to create a RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, or the Intel® Matrix Storage
Technology configuration from the Serial ATA hard disk drives, set this item to [RAID].
Hard Disk Write Protect [Disabled]
Disables or enables device write protection. This will be effective only if device is accessed
throuh BIOS. Confiuration 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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2.3.6
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The BIOS
automatically detects the items in this menu.
AMIBIOS
Version : 0211
Build Date: 08/24/08
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz
: 1866 MHz
: 1
System Memory
Usable Size: 990MB
AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information
Processor
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory
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2.4
Ai Tweaker menu
The Ai Tweaker menu items allow you to change the settings for system performance.
Main Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
Tools
Configure System Performance Settings
Ai Overclock Tuner
Ratio CMOS Setting
FSB Strap to North Bridge
DRAM Frequency
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
CPU Spread Sepctrum
PCIE Spread Sprectrum
CPU Clock Skew
NB Clock Skew
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
CPU Voltage
CPU PLL Voltage
FSB Termination voltage
DRAM Voltage
NB Voltage
PCIE SATA Voltage
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Exit
Options
MANUAL
Auto
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Tab
Select Field
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
+-
*********************************
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2.4.1
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 - Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
Auto - Loads the optimal settings for the system.
The following two items appear only when you set the Ai Overclock Tuner item to
[Manual].
FSB Frequency [XXX]
Displays the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus and PCI bus. The value
of this item is auto-detected by the BIOS. Input the desired CPU frequency using the numeric
keypad. The values range from 200 to 800. Refer to the table below for the correct Front Side
Bus and CPU External Frequency settings.
FSB/CPU External Frequency Synchronization
Front Side Bus
CPU External Frequency
FSB 1600
400 MHz
FSB 1333
333 MHz
FSB 1066
266 MHz
FSB 800
200 MHz
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PCIE Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the PCI Express frequency. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the PCIE
frequency. The values range from 100 to 180.
2.4.2
FSB Strap to North Bridge [Auto]
When set to [Auto], the FSB Strap will be adjusted automatically by FSB Frequency and
DRAM Frequency. Configuration options: [Auto] [200MHz] [266MHz] [333MHz]
2.4.3
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the DDR2 operating frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [DDR2-533 MHz] [DDR2-639 MHz] [DDR2-667 MHz] [DDR2800 MHz] [DDR2-887 MHz] [DDR2-1064 MHz]
The DRAM Frequency configuration options vary with the FSB Frequency item settings.
Selecting a very high DRAM frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default setting.
2.4.4
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
Allows you to set the DRAM timing control. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
2.4.5
CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Set to [Disabled] to enhance FSB overclocking ability or [Auto] for EMI control. Configuration
options: [Auto] [Disabled]
2.4.6
PCIE Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Set to [Disabled] to enhance PCIE overclocking ability or [Auto] for EMI control.Configuration
options: [Auto] [Disabled]
2.4.7
CPU Clock Skew [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU clock skew.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Normal] [Delay 100ps] [Delay 200ps] [Delay 300ps] [Delay
400ps] [Delay 500ps] [Delay 600ps] [Delay 700ps] [Delay 800ps] [Delay 900ps] [Delay
1000ps] [Delay 1100ps] [Delay 1200ps] [Delay 1300ps] [Delay 1400ps] [Delay 1500ps]
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2.4.8
NB Clock Skew [Auto]
Allows you to set the Northbridge chipset clock skew.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Normal] [Delay 100ps] [Delay 200ps] [Delay 300ps] [Delay
400ps] [Delay 500ps] [Delay 600ps] [Delay 700ps] [Delay 800ps] [Delay 900ps] [Delay
1000ps] [Delay 1100ps] [Delay 1200ps] [Delay 1300ps] [Delay 1400ps] [Delay 1500ps]
2.4.9
CPU Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU VCore voltage. The values range from 0.85000V to 1.60000V*
with a 0.00625V interval. Press +/- to adjust the value.
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.
2.4.10
CPU PLL Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU PLL voltage. The values range from 1.50V to 1.60V with a 0.10V
interval. Press +/- to adjust the value.
2.4.11
FSB Termination Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the front side bus termination voltage. The values range from 1.10V* to
1.20V with a 0.10V interval. Press +/- to adjust the value.
2.4.12
DRAM Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM voltage. The values range from 1.80V to 2.15V with a 0.05V
interval. Press +/- to adjust the value.
2.4.13
NB Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the North Bridge voltage. The values range from 1.10V to 1.40V with a
0.10V interval. Press +/- to adjust the value.
•
Setting the CPU PLL Voltage, FSB Termination Voltage, DRAM Voltage and NB
Voltage items to a high level may damage the chipset, memory module and CPU
permanently. Proceed with caution.
•
Some values of the CPU PLL Voltage, FSB Termination Voltage, DRAM Voltage
and NB Voltage items are labeled in different color, indicating the risk levels of high
voltage settings. Refer to the table below for details.
•
The system may need better cooling system to work stably under high voltage
settings.
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Blue
Yellow
Purple
Red
CPU PLL Voltage
1.5V~1.6V
N/A
N/A
N/A
FSB Termination Voltage
1.2V~1.3V
N/A
N/A
N/A
DRAM Voltage
1.80V~1.95V
2.00V~2.05V
2.10V~2.15V
N/A
NB Voltage
1.1V~1.4V
N/A
N/A
N/A
2.4.14
PCIE SATA Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the PCI Express SATA voltage. The values range from 1.50V to 1.80V with
a 0.10V interval. Press +/- to adjust the value.
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2.5
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system
devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field
values can cause the system to malfunction.
Main
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
USB Configuration
PCIPnP
TPM Configuration
Intel VT-d Configuration
Intel TXT(LT) Configuration
Tools
Exit
Configure CPU.
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub Screen
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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2.5.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically
detects.
The items shown in this screen may be different due to the CPU you installed.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure advanced CPU settings
Manufacturer:Intel
Brand String:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU @ 3.00GHz
Frequency
:3.01GHz
FSB Speed
:1340 MHz
Cache L1
:64 KB
Cache L2
:4096 KB
Ratio Status: Unlocked (Min:06, Max:09)
Ratio Actual Value:9
CPUID
:6F9
CPU Ratio Setting [Auto]
C1E Support [Enabled]
Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
Intel(R) Virtualization Tech[Enabled]
CPU TM function [Enabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
Intel(R) SpeedStep(TM) Tech [Enabled]
Intel(R) C-STATE Tech [Disabled]
Sets the ratio between
CPU Core Clock and the
FSB Frequency.
NOTE: If an invalid
ratio is set in CMOS
then actual and
setpoint values may
differ.
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
+-
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CPU Ratio Setting [Auto]
Allows you to adjust the ratio between CPU Core Clock and FSB Frequency. Use the <+>
and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Configuration options: [Auto] [06.0] [07.0] [08.0] [09.0]
C1E Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Enhanced Halt State support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
Setting this item to [Enabled] allows legacy operating systems to boot even without
support for CPUs with extended CPUID functions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel(R) Virtualization Tech [Enabled]
The Intel® Virtualization Technology allows a hardware platform to run multiple operating
systems separately and simultaneously, enabling one system to virtually function as several
systems.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU TM function [Enabled]
This function enables the overheated CPU to throttle the clock speed to cool down.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the No-Execution Page Protection Technology. Setting this
item to [Disabled] forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero (0).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when you set the CPU Ratio Control item to [Auto].
Intel(R) SpeedStep (TM) Tech [Enabled]
When set to [Disabled], the CPU runs at its default speed. When set to [Enabled], the CPU
speed is controlled by the operating system.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel(R) C-STATE Tech [Disabled]
Allows you enable or disable the Intel® C-STATE Technology. When enabled, the CPU idle is
set to C2/C3/C4.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.5.2
Chipset
The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced Chipset Settings
WARMING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Configure North Bridge
features.
North Bridge Configuration
ME Subsystem Configuration
VE Subsystem Configuration
North Bridge Chipset Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
North Bridge Chipset Configuration
Memory Remap Feature
[Enabled]
Initiate Graphic Adapter [PEG/PCI]
IGD Graphics Mode Select [Enabled, 32GB]
GTT Graphics Memory Size [No VT mode, 2MB]
PAVP Function
[Diabled]
DVMT Memory
[256MB]
ENABLE: Allow
remapping of
overlapped PCI memory
above the total
physical memory.
DISABLE: Do not allow
remapping of memory.
Memory Remap Feature [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the remapping of the overlapped PCI memory above
the total physical memory. Enable this option only when you install
64-bit operating system.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Initiate Graphic Adapter [PEG/PCI]
Allows you to decide which graphics controller to use as the primary boot device.
Configuration options: [IGD] [PCI/IGD] [PCI/PEG] [PEG/IGD] [PEG/PCI]
IGD Graphics Mode Select [Enabled, XXMB]
Allows you to select the size of system memory used by the internal graphics device.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled, 32MB] [Enabled, 48MB] [Enabled, 64MB]
[Enabled, 128MB] [Enabled, 256MB]
GTT Graphics Memory Size [No VT mode, 2MB]
This item is not available.
PAVP Function [Disabled]
Allows you to set the GMCH Protected Audio Video Path (PAVP) BIOS support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Lite Mode] [Paranoid]
DVMT Memory [256MB]
Configuration options: [128MB] [256MB] [Maximum DVMT]
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The [Maximum DVMT] option appears only when you install DIMM modules more than 1
GB.
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
1GB to < 2GB
2GB to < 3GB
3GB to < 4GB
4GB and above
Maximum Total Graphics Memory
Windows® XP
Windows® Vista™
512MB
552MB
768MB
1024MB
—
—
808MB
1320MB
1832MB
1849MB
ME Subsystem Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
ME Subsystem Configuration
ASF Support
ME HECI Configuration
ME-HECI
ME-EDER
ME-KT
Options
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Disabled
Enabled
Configure Intel AMT Parameters
ME BIOS Extension [Enabled]
ASF Support [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Alert Standard Format (ASF).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
ME HECI Configuration
ME-Device [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], Host Embedded Communication Interface (HECI) provides an interface
for the exchange of message between the host software and the ME firmware. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
ME-IDER [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the IDE Redirection interface by which the remote management
console is able to direct the client PC to boot. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
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ME-KT [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the KT function helps redirect keyboard and POST message to the
remote management console and thus facilitates the control of the client machine through the
network.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
Configure Intel AMT Parameters
ME BIOS Extension [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable ME BIOS Extension.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled].
The Intel® Active Management Technology requires the Intel® AMT-enabled software. Also,
the platform must be connected to a power source and an active LAN port.
VE Subsystem Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
VE Subsystem Configuration
VE-VECI
[Disabled]
Unhide All Physical HC [Enabled]
Enable/Disable VECI
Messaging
VE-VECI [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Virtualization Embedded Controller Interface
(VECI).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Unhide All Physical HC [Enabled]
Allows you to choose hide or not hide all physical Host Controllers.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.5.3
Onboard Device Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Onboard Device Configuration
High Definition Audio
[Enabled]
SPDIF Mode Setting [HDMI Output]
Front Panel Type [HD Audio]
LSI 1394 Controller [Enabled]
Marvell IDE Controller [Enabled]
Intel Onboard LAN Controller[Enabled]
Intel LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Serial Port1 Address
Enable or Disable
High Definition Audio
Controller
[3F8/IRQ4]
+-
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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High Definition Audio [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the High Definition Audio Controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
The following items appear only when you set the High Definition Audio item to [Enabled].
SPDIF Mode Setting [HDMI Output]
Allows you to set the SPDIF mode.
Configuration options: [HDMI Output] [SPDIF Output]
Front Panel Type [HD Audio]
Allows you to set the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97 or
high-definition audio depending on the audio standard that the front panel audio
module supports. Configuration options: [AC97] [HD Audio]
LSI 1394 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard 1394 controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Marvell IDE [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard Marvell IDE controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Intel Onboard LAN Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Intel LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
This item appears only when the Intel Onboard LAN Controller is enabled.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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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]
2.5.4
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.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
USB Configuration
Module Version - 2.24.3-13.4
USB Devices Enabled:
1 Mouse
USB Functions USB 2.0 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
BIOS EHCI Hand-off
Legacy USB Support Options
Disabled
Enabled
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[HiSpeed]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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The USB Devices Enabled item shows the auto-detected values. If no USB device is
detected, the item shows None.
USB Functions [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB Host Controllers.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when you set USB Functions to [Enabled].
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
The following item appears only when you enable the USB 2.0 Controller.
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to set the USB 2.0 controller mode to HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or FullSpeed (12
Mbps). Configuration options: [FullSpeed] [HiSpeed]
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Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the support for legacy USB devices. Setting to [Auto] allows
the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. If detected, the USB controller
legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to set the USB 2.0 controller mode to HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or FullSpeed (12
Mbps).
Configuration options: [FullSpeed] [HiSpeed]
BIOS EHCI Hand-off [Enabled]
Allows you to enable the support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.5.5
PCIPnP
The PCIPnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP devices.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S
[No]
NO: lets the BIOS
configure all the
devices in the system.
YES: lets the
operating system
configure Plug and Play (PnP) devices not
required for boot if
Plug And Play O/S [No]
When set to [NO], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set to [YES] and if
you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating system configures the Plug and
Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
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2.5.6
TPM Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set the TPM (Trusted Platform Module) features. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
The TPM Configuration item appears only when a TPM module is installed in this
motherboard.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
TPM Configuration
TCG/TPM SUPPORT
[NO]
Enable/Disable TPM
TCG (TPM 1.1/1.2)
supp in BIOS
TCG/TPM SUPPORT [YES]
Allows you to enable or disable TCG/TPM setting.
Configuration options: [YES] [NO]
The following items appear only when you set the TCG/TPM SUPPORT item to [YES].
TPM Enable / Disable Status [Disabled]
The item is not configurable.
TPM Owner Status [Unowned]
The item is not configurable
2.5.7
Intel® VT-d Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to enable or disable the Intel® Virtualization
Technology for Directed I/O (Intel® VT-d) feature. Select an item then press
<Enter> to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Intel VT-d Configuration
Intel VT-d
Options
[Disabled]
Disabled
Enabled
Intel VT-d [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel® VT-d function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.5.8
Intel® TXT(LT) Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to enable or disable the Intel® Trust Execution Technology
(Intel® TXT) feature. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
ConfigurE Intel TXT(LT) Parameters
Intel TXT Initialization [Disabled]
Options
Disabled
Enabled
Intel TXT Initialization [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel® TXT Initialization.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
The following items show when you set Intel TXT Initialization option to [Enabled].
Configure Intel TXT(LT) Parameters
Intel TXT Initialization [Enabled]
BIOS AC [SCLEAN] [Enabled]
BIOS AC [SCHECK] [Enabled]
Lock DPR [Enabled]
Reset TPM Establishement Flag [Enabled]
Options
Disabled
Enabled
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Intel TXT Initialization option to [Enabled], all of these items are set to
[Enabled] automatically.
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2.6
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
[Auto]
Repost Video on S3 Resume[No]
ACPI 2.0 Support
[Disabled]
ACPI APIC Support
[Enabled]
Tools
Exit
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
2.6.1
Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) state to be used
for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]
2.6.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume [No]
Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
2.6.3
ACPI 2.0 Support [Disabled]
Add additional tables as per ACPI 2.0 specifications.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.6.4
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
support in the Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC). When set to [Enabled],
the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.6.5
APM Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Power
APM Configuration
Restore on AC Power Loss
[Power Off]
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
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[Disabled]
Power On By PCI Devices������������
[Disabled]
Power On By PCIE Devices [Disabled]
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PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
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PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
GBE Lan Power [Enabled]
<Enter> to select
whether or not to
restart the system
after AC power loss.
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]
When set to [Power Off], the system goes into off state after an AC power loss. When set to
[Power On], the system goes on after an AC power loss. When set to [Last State], the system
goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state was before the AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State].
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this item is set to
[Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date / RTC Alarm Hour / RTC Alarm Minute / RTC Alarm
Second will become user-configurable with set values.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
Power On By External Modems [Disabled]
This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the computer when the
external modem receives a call while the computer is in Soft-off mode. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled].
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and applications are fully
running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the first try. Turning an external modem
off and then back on while the computer is off causes an initialization string that turns the
system power on.
Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PME to wake up from S5 by PCI devices. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
Power On By PCIe Devices [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PCIe devices to generate a wake event. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
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Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to use specific keys on the keyboard to turn on the system. This feature requires
an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Space Bar] [Ctrl-Esc] [Power Key].
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse to turn on the
system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB
lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
GBE Lan Power [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Gigabit LAN Power.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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2.6.6
Hardware Monitor
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Power
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
[47ºC/116.5ºF]
[32ºC/89.5ºF]
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
Power Fan Speed
[2373RPM]
[N/A]
[N/A]
VCORE
3.3V
5V
12V
[1.296V]
[ 3.248V]
[ 5.112V]
[12.096V]
Voltage
Voltage
Voltage
Voltage
CPU Temperature
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
v02.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Megatrends, Inc.
ASUS Adavanced Q-Fan Control
Fan Profile
[Silent]
+-
CPU Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the motherboard and CPU
temperatures. Select [Ignored] if you do not wish to display the detected temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU fan speed in
rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the field shows
N/A.
Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the chassis fan speed in
rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the field shows
N/A.
Power Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the power fan speed in
rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the field shows
N/A.
VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard
voltage regulators. Select [Ignored] if you do not wish to display these items.
ASUS Advanced Q-Fan Control
Fan Profile
Allows you to select the fan profile. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Performance]
[Optimal] [Silent] [Ultra Silent].
The option of “Ultra Silent” is for Intel® Core™2 processors only.
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2.7
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item then press
<Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
Tools
Exit
Specifies the Boot
Device Priority
sequence.
Boot Settings
Boot Device Priority
A virtual floppy disk
drive (Floppy Drive B:)
may appear when you set
the CD-ROM drive as the
first boot device.
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
v02.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Megatrends, Inc.
2.7.1
Boot Device Priority
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device [1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
2nd Boot Device [Hard Drive]
3rd Boot Device [ATAPI CD-ROM]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
availabe devices.
A device enclosed
in parenthesis has
been disabled in the
corresponding menu.
1st ~ xxth Boot Device [xxx Drive]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The
number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices
installed in the system. Configuration options: [xxx Drive] [Disabled]
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2.7.2
Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo
[Enabled]
AddOn ROM Display Mode
[Force BIOS]
Bootup Num-Lock
[On]
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error
[Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display[Enabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST) while booting to
decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set to [Disabled], BIOS performs all the
POST items. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.
Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current].
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On].
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when error occurs.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run Setup” during
POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
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2.7.3
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
4.6.1
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Device Priority
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
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.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear clear it by erasing the CMOS Real Time
Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “1.9 Jumpers” for information on how to erase the RTC
RAM.
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After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow you to change
other security settings.
4.6.1
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Device Priority
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
[Full Access]
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
[Setup]
User Access Level [Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items. Configuration options:
[No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
No Access prevents user access to the Setup utility.
View Only allows access but does not allow change to any field.
Limited allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and Time.
Full Access allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password item on top of the
screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a User Password:
1.
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.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user password.
Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the Setup utility. When
set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both when accessing Setup and booting the
system. Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
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2.8
Tools menu
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Press ENTER to run
the utility to select
and update BIOS.
This utility doesn't
support :
1.NTFS format
v02.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Megatrends, Inc.
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. Please see page 2-2, section 2.1.2 for details.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.25
FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L1605A
Current ROM
BOARD: P5Q-EM-DO
VER: 0211(H:00 B:00)
DATE: 08/26/08
PATH: A:\
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
A:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load [Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move [B] Backup
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[ESC] Exit
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2.9
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the BIOS
items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Main
Advanced
Power
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be
used for this
operation.
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.
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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2.10 Intel® ME configuration
This function allows you to configure the Intel® Management Engine (ME) settings.
Ensure that the ME function is enabled before configuring the settings. To enable the ME
function, refer to pages 1-26 and 2-24 for details.
To open the Intel® ME Setup
The following screen appears after the Power-On-Self-Test (POST). Press <Ctrl> + P to
launch the Intel® ME Setup screen.
Intel(R) Management Engine BIOS Extension v5.0.5.0001
Copyright(C) 2003-08 Intel Coporation. All Rights Reserved.
Intel(R) ME Firmware version 5.0.0.1098
Press <CTRL-P> to enter Intel(R) ME Setup.
2.10.1
Change Intel® ME password
You are required to change the password when entering the setup for the first time.
By default , the password is admin.
To change the password:
1.
Key in admin in the Intel(R) ME Password area, then press <Enter>.
3.
Key in the password again in the Verify Password area and press <Enter>.
2.
Key in a new password in the Intel(R) ME New Password area and press <Enter>.
A valid password must include uppercase and lowercase letters, special characters (such
as ~,%,*,#), and numbers.
Intel(R) Management Engine BIOS Extension v5.0.5.0001
Copyright(C) 2003-08 Intel Coporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ MAIN MENU ]
Intel(R) ME Configuration
Change Intel(R) ME Password
Exit
[ESC]=Exit
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Intel(R) ME Password
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2.10.2
Intel® ME Configuration
Select Intel(R) ME Configuration and press <Enter>. The following message appears to
remind you that the system resets after the configuration changes. Press <Y> to continue or
<N> to cancel.
[Caution]
System resets after configuration changes
Continue: (Y/N)
Intel® ME State Control
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel® ME State Control function. Select Intel(R) ME State
Control and press <Enter> to display the configuration options. Press < > or < > to
select and press <Enter> to confirm the selection.
Intel(R) Management Engine BIOS Extension v5.0.5.0001
Copyright(C) 2003-08 Intel Coporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ Intel(R) ME PLATFORM CONFIGURATION ]
Intel(R) ME State Control
Return to Previous Menu
[ESC]=Exit
[
]=Select
[Enter]=Access
[*] DISABLED
[ ] ENABLED
The following items appear only when the Intel® ME State Control item is set to
[ENABLED]. When the setting is changed from [DISABLED] to [ENABLED], your computer
resets automatically to apply the change.
Intel® ME Firmware Local Update
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel® ME Firmware Local Update function. Configuration
options: [DISABLED] [ENABLED]
Intel® ME Features Control
Allows you to configure the Intel® ME Features Control function. Select Intel® ME Features
Control and press <Enter> to display the submenu.
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Intel(R) Management Engine BIOS Extension v5.0.5.0001
Copyright(C) 2003-08 Intel Coporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ Intel(R) ME FEATURES CONTROL ]
Manageability Feature Selection
Intel(R) Quiet System Technology
Return to Previous Menu
[ESC]=Exit
[
]=Select
[Enter]=Access
[*] None
[ ] Intel(R) Standard Manageability
[ ] ASF
Manageability Feature Select [NONE]
Allows you to select the Intel® Manageability feature. Configuration options: [NONE]
[Intel(R) Standard Manageability] [ASF]
Intel® Quiety System Technology
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel® Quiet System Technology. Configuration
options: [DISABLED] [ENABLED]
Intel® ME Power Control
Allows you to configure the Intel® ME Power Control function. Select Intel® ME Power
Control and press <Enter> to display the submenu.
Intel(R) Management Engine BIOS Extension v5.0.5.0001
Copyright(C) 2003-08 Intel Coporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ Intel(R) ME FEATURES CONTROL ]
Intel(R) ME ON in Host Sleep States
Return to Previous Menu
[ESC]=Exit
[*]
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
[ ]
Desktop:
Desktop:
Desktop:
Desktop:
Desktop:
Desktop:
Desktop:
[
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
ON
in
in
in
in
in
in
in
S0
S0,
S0,
S0,
S0,
S0,
S0,
]=Select
[Enter]=Access
S3
S3, S4-5
ME Wake in S3
ME Wake in S3, S4-5
S3, S4-5, OFF After Power Loss
ME Wake in S3, S4-5, OFF After Power Loss
Intel® ME ON in Host Sleep States
Allows you to select the sleep modes for Intel® ME function to turn on/off or wake up.
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Return to the previous menu
Allows you to return to the previous screen. Select Return to the previous menu and press
<Enter>. You can also press <Esc> to return to the previous screen.
2.10.3
Exit menu
To exit the Intel® ME setup, select Exit from the Main menu and press <Enter>. When the
confirmation message appears, press <Y> to exit or press <N> to cancel.
EXIT ]
[ CONFIRM
Are you sure you want to exit? (Y/N)
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This chapter describes the contents of the
Support DVD that comes with the motherboard
package.
3
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Chapter summary
3
3.1
Installing an operating system.................................................................. 3-1
3.3
Creating a RAID driver disk....................................................................... 3-9
3.2
Support DVD information........................................................................... 3-1
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3.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® 32-bit XP/32-bit Vista/64-bit XP/64-bit Vista operating
systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize
the features of your hardware.
3.2
•
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for reference only. Refer to your OS
documentation for detailed information.
•
Make sure that you install Windows® XP Service Pack2 or later versions
before installing the drivers for better compatibility and system stability.
Support DVD information
The Support DVD that came with the motherboard package contains the drivers, software
applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard features.
The contents of the Support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the
ASUS website(www.asus.com) for updates.
3.2.1
Running the Support DVD
Place the Support DVD to the optical drive. The DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu
if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
Click an icon to
display Support DVD/
motherboard information
Click an item to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the Support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the DVD.
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3.2.2
Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed devices.
Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
ASUS InstAll-Installation Wizard for Anti-Virus and Drivers Utility
Installs the ASUS InstAll installation wizard.
Norton Internet Security 2008
Installs the Norton Internet Security 2008 to protect your PC from the latest online threads.
Intel Chipset Inf Update Program
Installs the Intel® chipset inf update program.
Realtek Audio Driver
Installs the Realtek Audio driver.
Intel Graphics Accelerator Driver
Instals the Intel® Graphics Accelerator Driver.
Intel(R) LAN Driver
Installs the Intel® LAN driver.
USB 2.0 Driver
Installs the USB 2.0 driver.
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3.2.3
Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the motherboard supports.
Click to display
the next page
Click to display the
previous page
ASUS InstAll-Installation Wizard for Utilities
Install the ASUS InstAll-Installation Wizard for Utilities.
ASUS PC Probe II
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system voltages, and alerts
you of any detected problems. This utility helps you keep your computer in healthy operating
condition.
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ASUS AI Suite
The ASUS AI Suite is an innovative application to do overclocking, fan control, power saving
and quiet thermal control.
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in Windows®
environment. This utility requires an Internet connection either through a network or an
Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Intel IT Director
Intel® IT Director is a software that monitors security, data protection, and network concerns.
It includes a centrally monitored dashboard for overseeing a network of wired or wireless
clients within a Local Area Network (LAN).
Intel System Defense Utility
Intel® System Defense Utility enables you to remotely control and manage Intel® Active
Management Technology (Intel® AMT) processor-based PCs in your corporate network
environment.
Refer to Intel® website for the latest update information.
ADOBE Acrobat Reader 8
Installs the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader that allows you to open, view, and print documents in
Portable Document Format (PDF).
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
Installs the Microsoft® DirectX 9.0c driver. The Microsoft DirectX® 9.0c is a multimedia
technology that enhances computer graphics and sound. DirectX® improves the multimedia
features of you computer so you can enjoy watching TV and movies, capturing videos,
or playing games in your computer. Visit the Microsoft® website (www.microsoft.com) for
updates.
Ulead Burn.Now
Installs the Ulead Burn.Now application for Audio DVD, CD and data disc creation.
Corel MediaOne Starter
Installs the Corel MediaOne Starter applicationn too easily manage, edit, share and protect
your multimedia data.
CyberLink PowerBackup
Installs the CyberLink PowerBackup to back up and restore your data easily.
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Ulead PhotoImpact 12 SE
Installs the PhotoImpact image editing software.
WinZip 11
Installs the Winzip utility for easy file-compressiong and protection.
3.2.4
Make Disk menu
The Make Disk menu contains items to create Intel® ICH10R RAID/AHCI driver disk.
Intel ICH10R 32 bit RAID/AHCI Driver
Allows you to create an Intel ICH10R 32 bit RAID/AHCI driver.
Intel ICH10R 64 bit RAID/AHCI Driver
Allows you to create an Intel ICH10R 64 bit RAID/AHCI driver.
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3.2.5
Manual menu
The Manual menu contains a list of supplementary user manuals. Click an item to open the
folder of the user manual.
Most user manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install the Adobe Acrobat
Reader application from the Utilities tab before opening a user manual file.
3.2.6
ASUS Contact information
Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can also find this
information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
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3.2.7
Other information
The icons on the top right corner of the screen give additional information on the motherboard
and the contents of the Support DVD. Click an icon to display the specified information.
Motherboard Info
Displays the general specifications of the motherboard.
Browse this DVD
Displays the Support DVD contents in graphical format.
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Technical support form
Displays the ASUS Technical Support Request Form that you have to fill out when requesting
technical support.
Filelist
Displays the contents of the Support DVD and a brief description of each in text format.
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3.3
Creating a RAID driver disk
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows® XP/Vista and later
operating system on a hard disk drive that is included in a RAID set. For Windows Vista user,
you can create a RAID driver disk with a floppy disk drive or a USB flash disk drive.
3.3.1
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS
To create a RAID driver disk without entering the OS:
1. Boot your computer.
3.
Set the optical drive as the primary boot device.
2.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Press <Del> during POST to enter the BIOS setup utility.
Insert the support DVD into the optical drive.
Save changes and exit BIOS.
Press any key when the system prompts “Press any key to boot from the optical drive.”
When the menu appears, press <1> to create a RAID driver disk.
Insert a formatted floppy disk into the floppy drive then press <Enter>.
Follow succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
3.3.2
Creating a RAID driver disk in Windows®
To create a RAID driver disk in Windows®:
1.
Start Windows®.
3.
Go to the Make disk menu, and then click Intel ICH10R 32/64 bit RAID Driver Disk to
create an Intel® ICH10R RAID driver disk.
4.
Insert a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive or connect a USB flash disk if you are
using Windows Vista OS.
Follow succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
2.
5.
Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid computer virus infection.
To install the RAID driver in Windows XP:
1.
2.
3.
4.
During the OS installation, the system prompts you to press the <F6> key to install
third-party SCSI or RAID driver.
Press <F6> then insert the floppy disk with RAID driver into the floppy disk drive.
When prompted to select the SCSI adapter to install, make sure you select Intel(R)
SATA RAID Controller (Desktop ICH10R).
Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
To install the RAID driver in Windows® Vista:
1. Insert the floppy disk/USB device with RAID driver into the floppy disk drive/USB port.
3. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
2. During the OS installation, select Intel(R) SATA RAID Controller (Desktop ICH10R).
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