E2849
V-Series
ASUS PC (Desktop Barebone)
Installation manual
Front panel features
1.
5.25-inch drive
bay cover
2.
3.5-inch drive bay
cover
3.
Headphone port
4.
Microphone port
5.
USB 2.0 ports*
6.
HDD LED
7.
Power button
8.
Reset button
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NOTE: *Some models
may have two additional
USB 2.0 ports and/or one
IEEE 1394a port.
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Rear panel features
NOTE: The rear panel ports and their locations
may vary, depending on the model of your
system. For detailed descriptions, refer to the
system User Guide.
1.
PS/2 keyboard port ( )
2.
PS/2 mouse port ( )
3.
VGA port (
4.
Parallel port (
5.
USB 2.0 ports ( ) (some models may
have four rear USB 2.0 ports)
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)
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)
6.
LAN (RJ-45) port (
)
7.
One of the following ports:
•
E-SATA port (
•
Serial (COM1) port (
•
DVI port (
•
Optical S/PDIF Out port (
)
•
Coaxial S/PDIF Out port (
)
8.
IEEE 1394a port (
only)
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)
)
) (some models
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One of the following audio ports configurations:
•
Refer to the configuration table in the User Guide for details.
6-channel
• 8-channel
Internal components
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1.
2.
3.
4.
Front panel cover
5.25-inch optical drive bays
Floppy disk drive bay
Hard disk drive bay
5.
6.
7.
8.
Power supply unit
Chassis fan slot
ASUS motherboard*
Expansion slot metal brackets
NOTE: *Refer to the system User Guide for motherboard details.
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Selecting the voltage
The system’s power supply unit has a 115
V/230 V voltage selector switch located
beside the power connector. Use this
switch to select the appropriate system
input voltage according to the voltage
supply in your area.
If the voltage supply in your area is
100‑127 V, set the switch to 115 V.
If the voltage supply in your area is
200‑240 V, set the switch to 230 V.
NOTE: Refer to the system User Guide for the exact location of the voltage selector.
Removing the side cover and
front panel assembly
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Remove the cover screws on the rear panel.
Pull the side cover toward the rear panel until its hooks disengage from the
chassis tab holes. Set the side cover aside.
Locate the front panel assembly hooks, then lift them until they disengage
from the chassis.
Swing the front panel assembly to the right, until the hinge-like tabs on the
right side of the assembly are exposed.
Remove the front panel assembly, then set aside.
Air ����
duct
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Chassis tab holes
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Installing a CPU
Installing an Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU in the LGA775 package
1.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
2.
Press the load lever with your thumb
(A), then move it to the left (B) until it
is released from the retention tab.
CAUTION. 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.
Lift the load lever in the direction of the arrow to
a 135º angle.
4.
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).
PnP cap
Load plate
4B
4A
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5.
Position the CPU over the socket, making
sure that the gold triangle is on the bottom‑left
corner of the socket. Fit the socket alignment
key into the CPU notch.
Gold
triangle
mark
Alignment key
6.
Close the load plate (A), then push the load
lever (B) until it snaps into the retention tab.
A
B
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Installing an AMD CPU
1. Locate the CPU socket, then lift the socket lever to a 90º angle.
2.
Install the CPU to the socket, making sure that the CPU corner with the gold
triangle matches the socket corner with a small triangle.
3. Push down the socket lever to secure the CPU.
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CAUTION: Incorrect installation of the CPU into the socket may bend the pins and
severely damage the CPU!
Installing the CPU fan and heatsink assembly
Installing an Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU heatsink and fan
1.
2.
3.
Place the heatsink on top of the installed
CPU, making sure that the four fasteners
match the holes on the motherboard.
Push down two fasteners at a time in a
diagonal sequence to secure the heatsink
and fan assembly in place.
When the fan and heatsink assembly is in
place, connect the CPU fan cable to the
connector on the motherboard.
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B
B
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Installing an AMD CPU heatsink and fan
1. Place the heatsink on top of the installed CPU.
IMPORTANT. Make sure that the fan and heatsink assembly perfectly fits the retention
mechanism module base; otherwise you can not lock the retention bracket.
2.
Attach one end of the retention bracket to the retention module base.
3.
Attach the other end of the retention bracket (near the retention bracket lock)
to the retention module base until it clicks in place.
NOTE. Your boxed CPU should come with installation instructions for the CPU, fan/heatsink
assembly, and the retention mechanism. If the instructions in this section do not match the
CPU documentation, follow the latter.
4.
Push down the retention bracket lock on the retention mechanism to secure
the fan and heatsink to the module retention module base.
5.
Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard.
CAUTION. Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring error
can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
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CPU fan
Retention
bracket lock
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Retention bracket
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CPU fan
connector
CPU heatsink
Retention module base
Installing a DIMM
1.
Locate the DIMM sockets in the motherboard.
2.
Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing the retaining clips outward.
3.
Align a DIMM on the socket such that the notch on the DIMM matches the
break on the socket.
4.
Push the DIMM to the socket until the retaining clips snap inward.
CAUTION:
•
Unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs. Failure to do so may
cause damage to the motherboard and/or components.
•
A DDR DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. Do not force
a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
Installing an expansion card
1.
Remove the metal cover opposite
the slot that you intend to use.
2.
Remove the metal bracket lock.
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3.
Insert the card connector to the
slot, then press the card firmly
until it fits in place.
4.
Replace the metal bracket lock.
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Installing storage drives
Optical drive
1.
Place the chassis upright, then
remove the upper 5.25” drive bay
metal plate cover.
2.
Insert the optical drive to the bay,
then carefully push the drive until its
screw holes align with the holes on
the bay.
3.
Secure the optical drive with two
screws on both sides of the bay.
4.
Connect the IDE (A) and power (B)
plugs to connectors at the back of
the drive.
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B
A
Floppy disk drive
1.
Place the chassis upright, then
remove the lower 3.5” drive bay
metal plate cover.
2.
Insert the floppy disk drive to the
bay, then carefully push the drive
until its screw holes align with the
holes on the bay.
3.
Secure the floppy disk drive with
two screws on both sides of the
bay.
4.
Connect the signal (A) and power
(B) plugs to connectors at the back
of the drive.
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B
A
Hard disk drive
1.
Place the chassis upright, then
remove the upper 3.5” drive bay
metal plate cover.
2.
Insert the hard disk drive to the bay,
then carefully push the drive until its
screw holes align with the holes on
the bay.
3.
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Secure the hard disk drive with two
screws on both sides of the bay.
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4.
For SATA HDD: Connect the SATA
signal and power plugs to the
connectors at the back of the drive.
For IDE HDD: Connect the IDE and
power plugs to the connectors at the
back of the drive.
SATA
IDE
Removing the bay covers and reinstalling the
front panel assembly and side cover
If you installed an optical and/or floppy disk drive, remove the bay cover(s) on the
front panel assembly before reinstalling it to the chassis. To do this:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Locate the bay cover locks.
Press the locks outward to release
the bay cover.
Push the bay cover inward, then set
it aside.
Follow the same instructions to
remove the 3.5” drive bay cover.
To reinstall the front panel assembly and side cover:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Insert the front panel assembly hinge-like tabs to the holes on the right side
of the chassis.
Swing the front panel assembly to the left, then insert the hooks to the
chassis until the front panel assembly fits in place.
Insert the six side cover hooks into the chassis tab holes .
Push the side cover to the direction of the front panel until it fits in place.
Secure the cover with two screws you removed earlier.
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Air duct
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Chassis tab holes
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