Motherboard
P8H61-M LE R2.0
E7434
First Edition
May 2012
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Contents
Safety information....................................................................................................... vi
About this guide......................................................................................................... vii
P8H61-M LE R2.0 specifications summary............................................................... ix
Package contents....................................................................................................... xii
Chapter 1:
1.1
1.1.1
Product highlights............................................................................ 1-1
1.1.3
Innovative ASUS features................................................................ 1-2
1.1.2
1.2
1.3
1.1.4
1.5
1.3.1
Placement direction......................................................................... 1-6
1.3.3
Motherboard layout.......................................................................... 1-7
1.3.4
1.4.1
1.4.2
1.9
Layout contents................................................................................ 1-8
Installing the CPU.......................................................................... 1-10
CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation.................................. 1-12
System memory........................................................................................... 1-14
1.5.1
Overview........................................................................................ 1-14
1.5.3
Installing a DIMM........................................................................... 1-21
1.5.4
Memory configurations................................................................... 1-15
Removing a DIMM......................................................................... 1-21
Expansion slots........................................................................................... 1-22
1.6.1
Installing an expansion card.......................................................... 1-22
1.6.3
PCI slot.......................................................................................... 1-23
1.6.4
1.8
Screw holes..................................................................................... 1-6
Central Processing Unit (CPU)..................................................................... 1-9
1.6.2
1.7
Other special features...................................................................... 1-4
Motherboard overview.................................................................................. 1-6
1.5.2
1.6
DIGI+VRM Digital Power Design..................................................... 1-2
Before you proceed....................................................................................... 1-5
1.3.2
1.4
Product introduction
Special features............................................................................................. 1-1
1.6.5
Configuring an expansion card...................................................... 1-22
PCI Express x1 slot........................................................................ 1-23
PCI Express x16 slot...................................................................... 1-23
Jumpers....................................................................................................... 1-24
Connectors................................................................................................... 1-25
1.8.1
1.8.2
Rear panel connectors................................................................... 1-25
Internal connectors........................................................................ 1-26
Software support......................................................................................... 1-33
1.9.1
1.9.2
Installing an operating system....................................................... 1-33
Support DVD information............................................................... 1-33
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Chapter 2:
2.1
2.1.1
ASUS Update utility......................................................................... 2-1
2.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility....................................................... 2-3
2.1.2
2.2
2.3
2.1.4
2.3.1
System Language [English]........................................................... 2-10
2.3.3
System Time [xx:xx:xx].................................................................. 2-10
2.3.4
Security.......................................................................................... 2-10
2.4.1
Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto].............................................................. 2-13
2.4.3
Memory Frequency [Auto].............................................................. 2-13
2.4.5
2.4.6
2.4.7
2.4.8
2.4.9
2.4.10
2.4.11
2.4.12
2.4.13
2.4.14
2.4.15
CPU bus speed: DRAM speed ratio mode [Auto].......................... 2-13
iGPU Max. Frequency [Auto]......................................................... 2-13
EPU Power Saving Mode [Disabled]............................................. 2-13
OC Tuner [OK]............................................................................... 2-14
DRAM Timing Control.................................................................... 2-14
CPU Power Management.............................................................. 2-14
DIGI+ VRM..................................................................................... 2-15
CPU Voltage [Offset Mode]............................................................ 2-16
DRAM Voltage [Auto]..................................................................... 2-17
VCCSA Voltage [Auto]................................................................... 2-17
PCH Voltage [Auto]........................................................................ 2-17
CPU PLL Voltage [Auto]................................................................. 2-18
CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto]........................................................ 2-18
Advanced menu........................................................................................... 2-18
2.5.1
CPU Configuration......................................................................... 2-19
2.5.3
SATA Configuration........................................................................ 2-21
2.5.2
2.5.4
2.5.5
2.5.6
2.5.7
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System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]........................................................ 2-10
Ai Tweaker menu......................................................................................... 2-12
2.4.4
2.6
ASUS BIOS Updater........................................................................ 2-4
Main menu.................................................................................................... 2-10
2.4.2
2.5
ASUS EZ Flash 2............................................................................. 2-2
BIOS setup program...................................................................................... 2-6
2.3.2
2.4
BIOS information
Managing and updating your BIOS.............................................................. 2-1
2.5.8
PCH Configuration......................................................................... 2-20
System Agent Configuration.......................................................... 2-22
USB Configuration......................................................................... 2-22
Onboard Devices Configuration..................................................... 2-23
APM............................................................................................... 2-24
Network Stack................................................................................ 2-25
Monitor menu............................................................................................... 2-25
2.6.1
CPU Temperature / MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]...................... 2-25
2.6.2
CPU / Chassis Fan Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] / [N/A]............. 2-26
2.6.4
CPU Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage................... 2-27
2.6.3
2.7
2.6.5
2.7.1
Bootup NumLock State [On].......................................................... 2-27
2.7.3
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]........................................................ 2-28
2.7.4
2.7.5
2.7.6
2.7.7
2.7.8
2.7.9
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]............................................................ 2-27
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]............................................ 2-28
Setup Mode [EZ Mode].................................................................. 2-28
UEFI/Legacy Boot [Enabled both UEFI and Legacy]..................... 2-28
PCI ROM Priority [Legacy ROM]................................................... 2-28
Boot Option Priorities..................................................................... 2-28
Boot Override................................................................................. 2-28
Tools menu................................................................................................... 2-29
2.8.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility................................................................. 2-29
2.8.3
ASUS O.C. Profile.......................................................................... 2-29
2.8.2
2.9
Anti Surge Support [Enabled]........................................................ 2-27
Boot menu.................................................................................................... 2-27
2.7.2
2.8
CPU Q-Fan Control [Enabled]....................................................... 2-26
ASUS SPD Information.................................................................. 2-29
Exit menu..................................................................................................... 2-30
Appendices
Notices...................................................................................................................... A-1
ASUS contact information....................................................................................... A-4
Safety information
Electrical safety
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To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet
before relocating the system.
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables
for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible,
disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.
Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all
power cables are unplugged.
Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices
could interrupt the grounding circuit.
Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not
sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power
company.
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
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Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals
that came with the package.
Before using the product, ensure all cables are correctly connected and the power
cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors,
slots, sockets and circuitry.
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area
where it may become wet.
Place the product on a stable surface.
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the
motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it
supports.
Chapter 2: BIOS information
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software
updates.
1.
2.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software
products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers,
that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the
standard package.
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Conventions used in this guide
To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used
throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to
complete a task
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task..
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key>
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign
means that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or
Return key.
<Key1> + <Key2> + <Key3>
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If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+).
P8H61-M LE R2.0 specifications summary
CPU
LGA1155 socket for Intel® 3rd/2nd Generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 /
Core™ i3, Pentium®, and Celeron® processors
Supports 22/32nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost technology 2.0
Chipset
Memory
• The Intel® Turbo Boost technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
• Refer to www.asus.com for Intel® CPU support list.
Intel® H61 Express Chipset
2 x DIMMs, max. 16GB, DDR3 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C) / 2000(O.C) /
1866(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
• Due to the CPU behavior, DDR3 2133/1866MHz memory module will run at DDR3
2000/1800MHz frequency.
• Intel® 3rd generation processors support DDR3 1600MHz and higher memory
frequency.
• Refer to www.asus.com for the latest Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List).
• When you install a total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit
operating system may only recognize less than 3GB. We recommend a
maximum of 3GB system memory if you are using a Windows® 32-bit operating
system.
Graphics
Integrated Graphics processor - Intel® HD Graphics support
Expansion slots
1 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (at x16 mode)
Dual-VGA output support: DVI, RGB port
- Supports DVI with max. resolution 1920 x1200@60Hz
- Supports RGB with max. resolution 2048 x1536@75Hz
- Supports Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
1 x PCI slot
Storage
• Intel® 3rd generation Core™ processors support PCIe 3.0.
Intel® H61 Express Chipset
- 4 x Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors (blue)
LAN
Realtek® 8111F Gigabit LAN controller
Audio
Realtek® ALC887 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
USB
Intel® H61 Express Chipset
ASUS unique
features
• Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support an 8-channel
audio output.
- 10 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports at midboard, 6 ports at the back panel)
ASUS DIGI+VRM
- Digital Power Control: Digital Power Design for the CPU and iGPU
- ASUS 3+1+1 Phase Power Design
ASUS EPU
- EPU
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ASUS unique features
ASUS Exclusive Features
- ASUS Network iControl* featuring instant network bandwidth
domination for top network program in use
- ASUS Disk Unlocker featuring 3TB + HDD support
- 100% All high quality conductive polymer capacitors
- ASUS GPU Boost
- ASUS Turbo V
- ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
- ASUS AI Suite II
- ASUS Low EMI
- ASUS AI Charger
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
- ASUS Fanless Design: Stylish heatsink solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS EZ DIY
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ASUS Exclusive
overclocking features
ASUS UEFI BIOS featuring friendly graphics user interface
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS My Logo 2
*The ASUS Network iControl feature does not support Windows®
XP/Vista operating systems.
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- Internal base clock tuning from 80MHz up tp 300MHz at 1MHz
increment
Overclocking Protection
Back Panel I/O ports
- ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
1 x DVI port
1 x D-Sub port
1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
Internal I/O
connectors
8-Channel audio I/O ports
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connectors support additional 4 USB ports
4 x SATA 3.0Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU fan connector
1 x Chassis fan connector
1 x Front panel audio connector
1 x S/PDIF Out connector
1 x COM connector
1 x LPT connector
1 x TPM connector (Optional)
1 x System panel connector
1 x 24-pin EATX power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V poweer connector
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Accessories
2 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s cables
1 x I/O shield
1 x User Manual
BIOS features
Support DVD
1 x Support DVD
64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI v2.0, WfM 2.0, ACPI v2.0a,
Multi-language BIOS, SM BIOS v2.7, F12 Printscreen function, F3
Shortcut function, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect)
memory information
Drivers
ASUS utilities
ASUS Update
Form factor
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Micro ATX form factor: 9.6 in x 7.8 in (24.4 cm x 19.8 cm)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Package contents
P8H61-M LE R2.0
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
ASUS P8H61-M LE R2.0 motherboard
2 x Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s cables
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User Ma
1 x I/O-Shield
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User Guide
Support DVD
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If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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The illustrated items above are for reference only. Actual product specifications may
vary with different models.
Product introduction
1.1
Special features
1.1.1
Product highlights
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Intel® LGA1155 Intel® 3rd/2nd Generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3,
Pentium®, and Celeron® processors
This motherboard supports the Intel® 3rd/2nd generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium®/
Celeron® processors in the LGA1155 package, with iGPU, memory, and PCI Express
controllers integrated to support onboard graphics out with dedicated chipsets, 2-channel
(2 DIMMs) DDR3 memory, and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. This provides great graphics
performance. Intel® 3rd/2nd generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® processors
are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
Intel® H61 Express Chipset
Intel® H61 Express Chipset is a single-chipset that supports the 1155 socket Intel® 3rd/2nd
generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3, Pentium®, and Celeron® processors. It utilizes the serial pointto-point links, which increases bandwidth and enhances the system’s performance.
Dual-Channel DDR3 2200 (O.C.)*/ 2133 (O.C.)/ 2000 (O.C.)/ 1866 (O.C.)/ 1600/
1333/ 1066MHz support
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 2200 (O.C.)*/
2133 (O.C.)/ 2000 (O.C.)/ 1866 (O.C.)/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066 MHz to boost the system’s
performance, and to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics,
multimedia, and Internet applications.
* Due to the CPU behavior, DDR3 2133/1866 MHz memory modules run at DDR3 2000/1800 MHz.
** Intel® 3rd generation processors support DDR3 1600 MHz and higher frequency.
PCI Express® 3.0
PCI Express® 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) is the PCI Express bus standard that provides twice the
performance and speed of PCIe 2.0. It provides an optimal graphics performance,
unprecedented data speed, and seamless transition with its complete backward compatibility
to PCIe 1.0/2.0 devices.
* Intel® 3rd generation Core™ processors support PCIe 3.0.
8-channel high definition audio
The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia)
CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24-bit audio output and jack-detect feature that
automatically detects and identifies what types of peripherals are plugged into the audio
I/O jacks and notifies users of inappropriate connection, which means there will be no more
confusion of Line-in, Line-out, and Mic jacks.
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Gigabit LAN solution
The onboard LAN controller is a highly integrated Gb LAN controller. It is enhanced with an
ACPI management function to provide efficient power management for advanced operating
systems.
100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
This motherboard uses all high-quality conductive polymer capacitors for durability, improved
lifespan, and enhanced thermal capacity.
1.1.2
DIGI+VRM Digital Power Design
All-new digital CPU power controls work perfectly together to match digital power signal
(SVID) requests from the CPU, with ultra-fast sensing and response efficiently delivering
precise power. Accurate delivery reduces waste, and provides more stable CPU Vcore
voltages. Users can adjust CPU PWM voltages and frequencies for various overclocking
scenarios, with accurate input through UEFI BIOS tuning or the exclusive ASUS interface.
This proprietary design increases overclocking headroom to push performance to its full
potential.
EPU
EPU (Energy Processing Unit), the world’s first real-time system power-saving chip,
automatically detects the current system load and intelligently moderates power usage. It
offers a system-wide energy optimization, reduces fan noise, and extends the component’s
lifespan.
1.1.3
Innovative ASUS features
Network iControl
Network iControl is an intuitive one-step network control center that makes it easier for you to
manage your bandwidth and allows you to set, monitor, and schedule the bandwidth priorities
for your network programs. It allows you to automatically connect to a PPPoE network for a
more convenient online experience.
ASUS UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode)
ASUS UEFI BIOS, a UEFI compliant architecture, offers the first mouse-controlled intuitive
graphical BIOS interface that goes beyond the traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls,
providing you with more flexibility, convenience, and easy to navigate EFI BIOS than the
traditional BIOS versions. It offers you with dual selectable modes and native support for hard
drives larger than 2.2 TB.
ASUS UEFI BIOS includes the following new features:
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F12 BIOS snapshot hotkey
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F3 Shortcut for most accessed information
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ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) information detecting faulty DIMMs, and
helping with difficult POST situations.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
ASUS TurboV
With its user-friendly interface, ASUS TurboV offers you the adrenaline rush of real-time
overclocking without exiting or rebooting the OS. It also provides you with the ASUS OC
profiles for the best overclocking settings in different scenarios.
GPU Boost
GPU Boost accelerates the integrated GPU for extreme graphics performance, facilitates
flexible frequency adjustments, and easily delivers stable system-level upgrades for every
use.
ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
This special design prevents expensive devices and the motherboard from damage caused
by power surges from switching power supply (PSU).
AI Suite II
With its user interface, ASUS AI Suite II integrates several ASUS utilities and allows you to
launch and operate these utilities simultaneously. It allows you to configure the overclocking
settings, adjust the frequencies and related voltages, remotely control the system via a
mobile device, and other easy-to-use helpful utilities.
Fan Xpert
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows you to adjust both the CPU and chassis fan speeds
based on different ambient temperatures, resulting to a quiet and cool computing
environment.
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.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto-recovery tool that allows you to restore a corrupted BIOS
file using the bundled support DVD or USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file.
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 is a utility that allows you to update the BIOS without using an OS-based
utility.
C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
The BIOS C.P.R. feature automatically restores the CPU default settings when the system
hangs due to overclocking failure. C.P.R. eliminates the need to open the system chassis and
clear the RTC data. Simply shut down and reboot the system, and the BIOS automatically
restores the CPU parameters to their default settings.
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1.1.4
Other special features
LucidLogix® Virtu™ MVP
LucidLogix® Virtu™ MVP, with HyperFormance™ Technology, is designed for Intel® processor
graphics chip on Windows® 7 and perfectly combines the performance of a discrete graphics
card with fast computing iGPU (Integrated Graphics Processing Unit). The newly-designed
Virtual Sync eliminates tearing artifacts allowing you to enjoy a smoother gaming experience.
LucidLogix® Virtu™ MVP can also dynamically assign tasks to the best available graphics
resource based on power, performance, and system load. With Intel® Quick Sync Video
technology, it provides 3x faster video conversion of NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards while
retaining the graphics cards’ high-end 3D rendering and gaming performance. When the
discrete graphics cards are not in use, it drastically reduces the power usage, making the
system more environmentally friendly.
* LucidLogix Virtu MVP supports Windows® 7 operating system.
** Intel® 3rd/2nd generation Core™ processors support the Intel® Quick Sync Video feature.
ErP Ready
The motherboard is European Union’s Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires
products to meet certain energy efficiency requirement in regards to energy consumptions.
This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products
through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus
mitigate environmental impacts.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.2
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change
any motherboard settings.
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Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.
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Before handling components, use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded
object or a metal object, such as the power supply case, to avoid damaging them due
to static electricity.
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Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
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Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the
bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power supply is
switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so
may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, or components.
Standby Power 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
P8H61-M LE R2.0
ON
Standby Power
OFF
Powered Off
P8H61-M LE R2.0 Onboard LED
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1.3
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the
motherboard fits into it.
Ensure that you unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard.
Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
1.3.1
Placement direction
1.3.2
Screw holes
When installing the motherboard, ensure that you place it into the chassis in the correct
orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the chassis as indicated in
the image below.
Place six screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis.
Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.3.3
Motherboard layout
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2
3
4
1
5
19.8cm(7.8in)
KB_USB56
CPU_FAN
DIGI
+VRM
EPU
6
6
DVI
TPM
CHA_FAN
COM1
EATXPWR
LAN_USB12
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
AUDIO
24.4cm(9.6in)
USB34
DDR3 DIMM_B1 (64bit, 240-pin module)
DDR3 DIMM_A1 (64bit, 240-pin module)
LGA1155
VGA
ATX12V
2
PCIEX16_1
RTL
8111F
SATA3G_1
PCIEX1_1
P8H61-M LE R2.0
SATA3G_2
Super
I/O
PCIEX1_2
Intel®
H61
ASM
1085
64Mb
BIOS
7
SATA3G_3
PCI1
ALC887
SPDIF_OUT
LPT
USB78
USB910
CLRTC
PANEL
SATA3G_4
SB_PWR
AAFP
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11
10
9
8
1-7
1.3.4
Layout contents
Connectors/Jumpers/Slots/LED
CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN and 3-pin CHA_FAN)
2.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
1-27
4.
Intel® LGA1155 CPU socket
1-9
3.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM) [Optional]
11.
1-14
Intel® H61 Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA3G_1/2/3/4)
Standby power LED (SB_PWR)
System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB78, USB910)
12. LPT connector (26-1 pin LPT)
13. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
14. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
1-28
1-28
DDR3 DIMM slots
10. Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
1-8
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1.
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1-32
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.4
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA1155 socket designed for the Intel®
2nd/3rd Generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3, Pentium®, and Celeron® processors.
P8H61-M LE R2.0
P8H61-M LE R2.0 CPU socket LGA1155
Unplug all power cables before installing the CPU.
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, ensure that the PnP cap is on the socket and
the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer immediately if the PnP cap
is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard
components. ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/
transit-related.
•
Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return Merchandise
Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes with the cap on the
LGA1155 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.
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1.4.1
Installing the CPU
The LGA1156 CPU is incompatible with the LGA1155 socket. DO NOT install an LGA1156
CPU on the LGA1155 socket.
2
1
A
B
3
1-10
4
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5
6
B
A
C
7
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1.4.2
CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation
Apply the Thermal Interface Material
to the CPU heatsink and CPU
before you install the heatsink and
fan if necessary.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
1
A
B
B
2
A
3
1-12
4
Chapter 1: Product introduction
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
1
2
A
B
B
A
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1.5
System memory
1.5.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory Modules
(DIMM) sockets.
A DDR3 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR2 DIMM but is notched
differently to prevent installation on a DDR2 DIMM socket. DDR3 modules are developed for
better performance with less power consumption.
DIMM_A1
DIMM_B1
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR3 DIMM sockets:
Channel
Sockets
Channel B
DIMM_B1
Channel A
DIMM_A1
P8H61-M LE R2.0
P8H61-M LE R2.0 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.5.2
Memory configurations
You may install 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB unbuffered non‑ECC DDR3 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 optimal compatibility, we
recommend that you install memory modules of the same version or date code (D/C)
from the same vendor. Check with the retailer to get the correct memory modules.
•
Memory module with memory frequency higher than 2133 MHz and its corresponding
timing or the loaded XMP Profile is not the JEDEC memory standard. The stability and
compatibility of these memory modules depend on the CPU's capabilities and other
installed devices.
•
Due to the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows® OS, when you install 4GB
or more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory for the OS can be
about 3GB or less. For effective use of memory, we recommend that you do any of the
following:
- Use a maximum of 3GB system memory if you are using a 32-bit Windows® OS.
- Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more on the
motherboard.
•
This motherboard does not support DIMMs made up of 512Mb (64MB) chips or less.
•
The default memory operation frequency is dependent on its Serial Presence Detect
(SPD), which is the standard way of accessing information from a memory module.
Under the default state, some memory modules for overclocking may operate at a
lower frequency than the vendor-marked value. To operate at the vendor-marked
or at a higher frequency, refer to section 2.4 Ai Tweaker menu for manual memory
frequency adjustment.
•
For system stability, use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a full
memory load (2 DIMMs) or overclocking condition.
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P8H61-M LE R2.0 Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR3-2400 (O.C.) MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO. Timing
Voltage
CORSAIR
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
GEIL
KINGMAX
Transcend
Transcend
Transcend
CMGTX8(XMP)
F3-19200CL11Q-16GBZHD(XMP1.3)
F3-19200CL9D-4GBPIS(XMP)
GET34GB2400C9DC(XMP)
FLLE88F-C8KKAA HAIS(XMP)
TX2400KLU-4GK(427652)(XMP)
TX2400KLU-4GK (381850)(XMP)
TX2400KLU-4GK(374243)(XMP)
8GB(2GB x 4)
16GB(4GB x 4)
4GB(2x 2GB)
2GB
2GB
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2x 2GB)
4GB(2x 2GB)
SS
DS
DS
DS
SS
SS
SS
DS
-
-
10-12-10-27
11-11-11-31
9-11-9-28
9-11-9-27
10-11-10-30
9
9
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
1.8V
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
PATRIOT
PVV34G2400C9K(XMP)
4GB(2x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.65V
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
DDR3-2250 (O.C.) MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/DS Chip Brand Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
KINGSTON
KHX2250C9D3T1K2/4GX(XMP)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
1.65V
-
-
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs
•
•
DDR3-2200 (O.C.) MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
GEIL
GEIL
GET34GB2200C9DC(XMP)
2GB
GET38GB2200C9ADC(XMP) 4GB
KINGMAX
FLKE85F-B8KJA FEIH(XMP)
Size
SS/DS Chip Brand
Chip NO. Timing
Voltage
DS
DS
-
1.65V
1.65V
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS
-
9-10-9-28
9-11-9-28
-
-
1.5V-1.7V
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
1 DIMM
2 DIMMs
•
•
•
•
•
•
DDR3-2133 (O.C.) MHz capability
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs
9-11-9-27 1.55~1.75V
•
•
9-11-10-27 1.50V
•
•
9-10-9-24 1.65V
•
•
9-10-9-27 1.50V
•
•
9-11-9-27 1.50V
•
•
9-11-10-28 1.65V
•
•
9-9-9-28
1.65V
•
•
9-9-9-28
1.65V
•
•
1.65V
•
•
9-11-9-27 1.65V
•
•
9-11-9-27 1.65V
•
•
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO. Timing
A-DATA
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
G.SKILL
GEIL
GEIL
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
AX3U2133GC2G9B-DG2(XMP)
CMT16GX3M4X2133C9(XMP 1.3)
CMT4GX3M2A2133C9(XMP)
CMT4GX3M2B2133C9(XMP)
CMT8GX3M2B2133C9(XMP)
F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH(XMP1.3)
GE34GB2133C9DC(XMP)
GU34GB2133C9DC(XMP)
KHX2133C9AD3T1K2/4GX(XMP)
KHX2133C9AD3X2K2/4GX(XMP)
KHX2133C9AD3T1K4/8GX(XMP)
2GB
16GB(4GB x 4)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
8GB(4GB x 2)
16GB(4GB x 4)
2GB
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
8GB(4 x 2GB)
SS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
-
-
KINGSTON KHX2133C9AD3T1FK4/8GX(XMP) 8GB(4x 2GB)
DS
-
-
-
Voltage
1.65V
•
•
DDR3-2000 (O.C.) MHz capability
1-16
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand Chip NO.
Timing
Apacer
CORSAIR
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
GEIL
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
Transcend
Asint
78.AAGD5.9KD(XMP)
CMT6GX3M3A2000C8(XMP)
F3-16000CL9D-4GBFLS(XMP)
F3-16000CL9D-4GBTD(XMP)
F3-16000CL6T-6GBPIS(XMP)
GUP34GB2000C9DC(XMP)
KHX2000C9AD3T1K2/4GX(XMP)
KHX2000C9AD3W1K2/4GX(XMP)
KHX2000C9AD3T1K2/4GX(XMP)
KHX2000C9AD3W1K3/6GX(XMP)
KHX2000C9AD3T1K3/6GX(XMP)
TX2000KLN-8GK(XMP)
SLA302G08-ML2HB(XMP)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
8GB(2 x 4GB)
4GB
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
HYNIX
9-9-9-27
8-9-8-24
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-27
6-9-6-24
9-9-9-28
9
-
H5TQ2G83BFR H9C
DIMM socket
Voltage support (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs
1.65V
•
•
1.65V
•
•
1.65V
•
•
1.65V
•
•
1.65V
•
•
1.65V
•
•
1.65V
•
•
1.65V
•
•
1.65V
•
•
1.65V
•
•
1.65V
•
•
1.6V
•
•
•
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
DDR3-1866 (O.C.) MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip
DS Brand
Chip NO. Timing
Voltage
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
CMT4GX3M2A1866C9(XMP)
CMT6GX3MA1866C9(XMP)
CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9(XMP)
F3-14900CL9Q-16GBZL(XMP1.3)
F3-14900CL10Q2-64GBZLD(XMP1.3)
F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL(XMP)
F3-14900CL9Q-8GBXL(XMP)
KHX1866C9D3T1K3/3GX(XMP)
KHX1866C9D3K4/16GX(XMP)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
8GB(2 x 4GB)
16GB(4GB x 4)
64GB(8GB x 8)
8GB(2 x 4GB)
8GB(2GB x 4)
3GB(3 x 1GB)
16GB(4GB x 4)
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
SS
DS
-
1.65V
1.65V
1.50V
1.5V
1.5V
1.5V
1.6V
1.65V
1.65V
KINGSTON
KHX1866C9D3T1K3/6GX(XMP)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
9-10-9-27
9-10-9-28
10-11-10-30
9-10-9-28
9-9-9-24
-
1.65V
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
DDR3-1600 MHz capability
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
A-DATA
AM2U16BC2P1
2GB
SS
A-DATA
-
•
•
AM2U16BC4P2
4GB
DS
A-DATA
-
-
•
•
A-DATA
A-DATA
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
Crucial
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
GEIL
AX3U1600GC4G9-2G(XMP)
AX3U1600XC4G79-2X(XMP)
CMD12GX3M6A1600C8(XMP)
CMP4GX3M2A1600C8(XMP)
CMP4GX3M2A1600C9(XMP)
CMP4GX3M2C1600C7(XMP)
CMX4GX3M2A1600C9(XMP)
TR3X6G1600C8 G(XMP)
TR3X6G1600C8D G(XMP)
TR3X6G1600C9 G(XMP)
CMP8GX3M2A1600C9(XMP)
CMX8GX3M4A1600C9(XMP)
BL25664BN1608.16FF(XMP)
F3-12800CL9D-2GBNQ(XMP)
F3-12800CL7D-4GBRH(XMP)
F3-12800CL7D-4GBRM(XMP)
F3-12800CL8D-4GBRM(XMP)
F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL(XMP)
F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ(XMP)
F3-12800CL7D-8GBRH(XMP)
F3-12800CL8D-8GBECO(XMP)
F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL(XMP)
GET316GB1600C9QC(XMP)
8GB(2 x 4GB)
8GB(2 x 4GB)
12GB(6x2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
8GB(2 x 4GB)
8GB(4 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
2GB(2 x 1GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
8GB(2 x 4GB)
8GB(2 x 4GB)
8GB(2 x 4GB)
16GB(4 x 4GB)
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
-
9-9-9-24
7-9-7-21
8-8-8-24
8-8-8-24
9-9-9-24
7-8-7-20
9-9-9-24
8-8-8-24
8-8-8-24
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
7-7-7-24
7-8-7-24
8-8-8-24
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
7-8-7-24
8-8-8-24
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-28
1.55V-1.75V
1.55V-1.75V
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
1.65V
1.5V
1.6V
1.6V
1.60V
1.5V
1.5V~1.6V
1.6V
XMP 1.35V
1.5V
1.6V
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
HYNIX
HMT351U6CFR8C-PB
4GB
DS
HYNIX
-
-
•
•
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
FLGD45F-B8MF7 MAEH(XMP)
FLGE85F-B8KJ9A FEIS(XMP)
FLGE85F-B8MF7 MEEH(XMP)
KHX1600C9D3P1K2/4G
KHX1600C9D3K3/12GX(XMP)
KHX1600C9D3T1BK3/
12GX(XMP)
KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX(XMP)
KHX1600C9AD3/2G
KVR1600D3N11/2G-ES
KHX1600C7D3K2/4GX(XMP)
KHX1600C8D3K2/4GX(XMP)
KHX1600C8D3T1K2/
4GX(XMP)
KHX1600C9D3K2/4GX(XMP)
KHX1600C9D3LK2/4GX(XMP)
KHX1600C9D3X2K2/
4GX(XMP)
KHX1600C9D3T1K3/
6GX(XMP)
KHX1600C9D3P1K2/8G
WA160UX6G9
JM1600KLN-8GK
SLZ3128M8-EGJ1D(XMP)
SLA302G08-EGG1C(XMP)
1GB
2GB
2GB
4GB(2 x 2GB)
12GB(3x4GB)
SS
DS
DS
SS
DS
-
3CCD-1509A
EL1126T
3CCD-1509A
EL1126T
H5TQ2G83CFR
PBC
-
-
A-DATA
7
7
9-9-9-27
1.5V
1.65V
•
•
•
•
•
12GB(3x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
1.65V
•
16GB(4GB x 4)
2GB
2GB
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
KTC
-
D1288JPNDPLD9U
-
11-11-11-28
8
1.65V
1.65V
1.35V-1.5V
1.65V
1.65V
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
4GB(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
8
1.65V
•
•
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
DS
DS
-
-
9
9
1.65V
XMP 1.35V
•
•
•
•
4GB(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
1.65V
•
•
6GB(3 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
8GB(2 x 4GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
8GB(4GB x 2)
2GB
4GB
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
Transcend
Asint
Asint
TK483PCW3
3128M8-GJ1D
302G08-GG1C
9
9-9-9-24
-
1.5V
1.6V
-
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
Super Talent
Transcend
Asint
Asint
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ASUS P8H61-M LE R2.0
1-17
DDR3-1600 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
Asint
Elixir
Mushkin
Mushkin
PATRIOT
SLA302G08-EGJ1C(XMP)
M2P2G64CB8HC9N-DG(XMP)
998659(XMP)
998659(XMP)
PGS34G1600LLKA
4GB
2GB
6GB(3 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
Asint
-
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
7-7-7-20
1.5~1.6V
1.7V
SanMax
SMD-4G68HP-16KZ
4GB
DS
HYNIX
302G08-GJ1C
H5TQ2G83BFR
PBC
-
-
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
DDR3-1333 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip
DS Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
SS A-Data
AD30908C8D-151C
E0906
AD30908C8D-151C
E0903
AM5D5808DEWSBG
AM5D5808FEQSBG
9FF22D9KPT
9KF27D9KPT
-
-
A-Data
AD31333001GOU
1GB
A-Data
AD31333G001GOU
3GB(3 x 1GB) SS -
A-Data
AD31333002GOU
2GB
DS A-Data
A-Data
Apacer
Apacer
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
Crucial
Crucial
Crucial
AD31333G002GMU
78.A1GC6.9L1
78.A1GC6.9L1
CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
CM3X1024-1333C9
TR3X3G1333C9 G
TR3X3G1333C9 G
CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
CMD24GX3M6A1333C9(XMP)
CMX8GX3M4A1333C9
CT12864BA1339.8FF
CT25664BA1339.16FF
BL25664BN1337.16FF (XMP)
2GB
2GB
2GB
1GB
1GB
3GB(3 x 1GB)
3GB(3 x 1GB)
1GB
24GB(6x4GB)
8GB(4 x 2GB)
1GB
2GB
6GB(3 x 2GB)
DS
DS
DS
SS
SS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
SS
DS
DS
ELPIDA
EBJ10UE8EDF0-DJ-F
1GB
SS ELPIDA
J1108EDSE-DJ-F
-
ELPIDA
EBJ21UE8EDF0-DJ-F
2GB
DS ELPIDA
J1108EDSE-DJ-F
-
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
G.SKILL
GEIL
GEIL
F3-10600CL8D-2GBHK(XMP)
F3-10666CL7T-3GBPK(XMP)
F3-10666CL9T-3GBNQ
F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK(XMP)
F3-10666CL8D-4GBECO(XMP)
F3-10666CL7T-6GBPK(XMP)
F3-10666CL7D-8GBRH(XMP)
F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL
GET316GB1333C9QC
GV32GB1333C9DC
1GB
3GB(3 x 1GB)
3GB(3 x 1GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
8GB(2 x 4GB)
8GB(2 x 4GB)
16GB(4x 4GB)
2GB(2 x 1GB)
SS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
-
7-7-7-18
9-9-9-24
8-8-8-21
8-8-8-24
7-7-7-18
7-7-7-21
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
GEIL
GG34GB1333C9DC
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS GEIL
GL1L128M88BA12N
9-9-9-24
GEIL
GV34GB1333C9DC
4GB(2 x 2GB) DS -
-
9-9-9-24
Hynix
HMT112U6TFR8A-H9
1GB
SS HYNIX
H5TC1G83TFRH9A
-
HYNIX
HMT325U6BFR8C-H9
2GB
SS HYNIX
H5TQ2G83BFRH9C
-
Hynix
HMT125U6TFR8A-H9
2GB
DS HYNIX
H5TC1G83TFRH9A
-
HYNIX
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
Kingston
Kingston
Kingston
Kingston
Micron
Micron
Micron
Micron
HMT351U6BFR8C-H9
FLFD45F-B8KL9 NAES
FLFE85F-C8KF9 CAES
FLFE85F-C8KM9 NAES
FLFE85F-B8KL9 NEES
FLFF65F-C8KM9 NEES
KVR1333D3N9/1G
KVR1333D3N9/2G
KVR1333D3N9/2G(low profile)
KVR1333D3N9/4G
MT4JTF12864AZ-1G4D1
MT8JTF12864AZ-1G4F1
MT16JTF25664AZ-1G4F1
MT16JTF51264AZ-1G4D1
4GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
4GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
4GB
1GB
1GB
2GB
4GB
DS
SS
SS
SS
DS
DS
SS
SS
DS
DS
SS
SS
DS
DS
H5TQ2G83BFRH9C
KKB8FNWBFGNX-27A
KFC8FMFXF-DXX-15A
KFC8FNMXF-BXX-15A
KKB8FNWBFGNX-26A
KFC8FNMXF-BXX-15A
J1108BDBG-DJ-F
H5TQ2G83AFRH9C
J1108BDBG-DJ-F
H5TQ2G83AFR
D9LGQ
9FF22D9KPT
9KF27D9KPT
D9LGK
9
9
9
9
9
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APACER
Apacer
Corsair
Micron
Micron
-
G.SKILL
-
HYNIX
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
ELPIDA
HYNIX
ELPIDA
Hynix
MICRON
Micron
Micron
MICRON
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs
-
•
•
8-8-8-24 1.65-1.85V
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•
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-
•
•
8-8-8-24
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9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
9-9-9-24
9
9
7-7-7-24
1.65-1.85V
1.60V
1.60V
1.50V
1.50V
1.60V
1.50V
1.65V
1.35V(low
voltage)
1.35V(low
voltage)
1.5~1.6V
1.5~1.6V
1.5-1.6V
XMP 1.35V
1.5~1.6V
1.5V
1.5V
1.5V
1.5V
1.3V(low
voltage)
1.5V
1.35V(low
voltage)
1.35V(low
voltage)
1.5V
1.5V
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DDR3-1333 MHz capability
9-9-9-20
9-9-9-20
9-9-9-20
9-9-9-20
7-7-7-20
7-7-7-20
9-9-9-20
7-7-7-20
8-8-8-20
9-9-9-20
9-9-9-20
8-8-8-24
8-8-8-24
9
9
9-9-9-24
7-7-7-20
-
DIMM socket support
Voltage (Optional)
1 DIMM
2 DIMMs
1.65V
•
•
1.7V
•
•
1.7V
•
•
1.65V
•
•
1.65V
•
•
1.75V
•
•
1.65V
•
•
1.65V
•
•
1.60V
•
•
1.65V
•
•
1.65V
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•
1.5V
•
•
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•
1.5V
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SS NANYA
NT5CB128M8AN-CG 9
-
•
•
SS elixir
N2CB1680AN-C6
9
-
•
•
2GB
DS elixir
N2CB1680AN-C6
9
-
•
•
1GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
DS
U2S24D30TP-13
7-7-7-20
8-8-8-24
7-7-7-20
8-8-8-24
8-8-8-24
-
1.5V
1.5V
1.5V
1.5V
1.5V
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Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip
DS Brand
OCZ
OCZ
OCZ
OCZ
OCZ
OCZ
OCZ
OCZ
OCZ
OCZ
OCZ
PSC
PSC
PSC
PSC
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
Super Talent
Super Talent
Super Talent
Super Talent
Elixir
Elixir
Elixir
Elixir
KINGSHARE
OCZ3G1333LV3GK
OCZ3F13334GK
OCZ3G13334GK
OCZ3G1333LV4GK
OCZ3P1333LV4GK
OCZ3X13334GK(XMP)
OCZ3G1333LV6GK
OCZ3P1333LV6GK
OCZ3X1333LV6GK(XMP)
OCZ3G1333LV8GK
OCZ3RPR1333C9LV8GK
AL7F8G73D-DG1
AL7F8G73F-DJ2
AL8F8G73D-DG1
AL8F8G73F-DJ2
M378B2873FHS-CH9
M378B5673FH0-CH9
M378B5273CH0-CH9
W1333UA1GH
W1333UB2GS
W1333UB4GS
W1333UX6GM
M2F2G64CB88B7N-CG
M2Y2G64CB8HA9N-CG
M2Y2G64CB8HC9N-CG
M2F4G64CB8HB5N-CG
KSRPCD313332G
3GB(3 x 1GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
8GB(2x 4GB)
8GB(2x 4GB)
1GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
1GB
2GB
4GB
1GB
2GB
4GB
6GB(3x 2GB)
2GB
2GB
2GB
4GB
2GB
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
SS
SS
DS
DS
SS
DS
DS
SS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
Kingtiger
2GB DIMM PC3-10666
2GB
Kingtiger
PATRIOT
PATRIOT
PATRIOT
RAMAXEL
SILICON
POWER
SILICON
POWER
SILICON
POWER
TAKEMS
TAKEMS
TAKEMS
TAKEMS
TAKEMS
UMAX
KTG2G1333PG3
PSD31G13332H
PSD31G13332
PSD32G13332H
RMR1870ED48E8F-1333
2GB
1GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
A3P1GF3DGF
A3P1GF3FGF
A3P1GF3DGF
A3P1GF3FGF
K4B1G0846F
K4B1G0846F
K4B2G0846C
H5TQ1G83TFR
K4B1G0846F
K4B2G0846C
0BF27D9KPT
N2CB2G808N-CG
N2CB2G808N-CG
PM128M8D385-15
904 HCH9
DS Samsung SEC
K4B1G0846D
DS DS DS Patriot
PM64M8D38U-15
DS DS ELPIDA
J1108BDBG-DJ-F
SP001GBLTU133S01
1GB
SP001GBLTU133S02
1GB
SP002GBLTU133S02
TMS1GB364D081-107EY
TMS1GB364D081-138EY
TMS2GB364D081-107EY
TMS2GB364D081-138EY
TMS2GB364D082-138EW
E41302GP0-73BDB
WINTEC
3WVS31333-2G-CNR
ASUS P8H61-M LE R2.0
2GB
Chip NO.
PSC
PSC
PSC
PSC
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
HYNIX
Samsung
Samsung
Micron
Elixir
Elixir
Elixir
PATRIOT
UMAX
DS AMPO
AM3420803-13H
Timing
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DDR3-1066 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/ Chip Brand Chip NO.
DS
Timing
Crucial
Crucial
CT12864BA1067.8FF
CT25664BA1067.16FF
1GB
2GB
SS
DS
Micron
Micron
7
7
ELPIDA
EBJ10UE8EDF0-AE-F
1GB
SS
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
EBJ11UD8BAFA-AE-E
1GB
DS
Elpida
ELPIDA
EBJ21UE8EDF0-AE-F
2GB
DS
ELPIDA
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
Micron
Micron
OCZ
Elixir
Elixir
Elixir
Kingtiger
KVR1066D3N7/1G
KVR1066D3N7/2G
KVR1066D3N7/4G
MT8JTF12864AZ-1G1F1
MT16JTF25664AZ-1G1F1
OCZ3G1066LV4GK
M2Y2G64CB8HC5N-BE
M2Y2G64CBHA9N-BE
M2Y2G64CBHC9N-BE
2GB DIMM PC3-8500
1GB
2GB
4GB
1GB
2GB
4GB(2 x 2GB)
2GB
2GB
2GB
2GB
SS
DS
DS
SS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
KTC
ELPIDA
Hynix
Micron
Micron
Micron
Elixir
Elixir
Hynix
•
•
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9GF22D9KPT
9HF22D9KPT
Voltage
1.35V(low
J1108EDSE-DJ-F
voltage)
J5308BASE-AC-E
1.35V(low
J1108EDSE-DJ-F
voltage)
D1288JPNDPLD9U 7
1.5V
J1108BDSE-DJ-F
7
1.5V
H5TQ2G83AFR
7
1.5V
9GF22D9KPT
7
9HF22D9KPT
7
9BF27D9KPV
7-7-7-20 1.65V
N2CB1G80CN-BE
7-7-7-20 H5TQ1G83AFP G7C -
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
1 DIMM
2 DIMMs
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DIMM support:
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1 DIMM: Supports one module inserted into either slot as single-channel memory
configuration.
•
2 DIMMs: Supports one pair of modules inserted into both the blue slots as one
pair of dual-channel memory configuration.
•
DDR3 1600 MHz and higher memory frequency is supported by Intel® 3rd generation
processors.
•
Due to the CPU behavior, DDR3 2133/1866 memory module will run at DDR3
2000/1800 MHz frequency.
•
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the latest QVL.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.5.3
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.
Press the retaining clips
outward to unlock a DIMM
socket.
2.
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the
DIMM matches the DIMM
slot key on the socket.
2
DIMM notch
1
1
DIMM slot key
Unlocked retaining clip
A DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. DO NOT force a DIMM into
a socket in the wrong direction to avoid damaging the DIMM.
3.
3
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips snap
back in place and the DIMM is
properly seated.
Locked Retaining Clip
1.5.4
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
DIMM notch
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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1.6
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.
Unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do so may
cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
1.6.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with it and
make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
2.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis).
3.
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw for later
use.
4.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely
seated on the slot.
5.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
6.
Replace the system cover.
1.6.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See Chapter 2 for
information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card.
3.
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.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.6.3
PCI slot
1.6.4
PCI Express x1 slot
1.6.5
PCI Express x16 slot
The PCI slot supports cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and other cards that
comply with PCI specifications.
This motherboard supports PCI Express 2.0 x1 network cards, SCSI cards, and other cards
that comply with the PCI Express specifications.
This motherboard has a PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (at 16x mode) that supports PCI
Express 2.0 x16 graphic cards complying with the PCI Express specifications.
Intel® 3rd generation Core™ processors support PCIe 3.0.
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1.7
Jumpers
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
2
2
Normal
(Default)
Clear RTC
3
P8H61-M LE R2.0
P8H61-M LE R2.0 Clear RTC RAM
To erase the RTC RAM:
1.
Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2.
Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on pins 2-3
for about 5-10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.
3.
Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
4.
Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to reenter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default
position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
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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 clearing the CMOS, reinstall the
battery.
•
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking. For
system failure due to overclocking, use the CPU Parameter Recall (C.P.R.) feature.
Shut down and reboot the system, then the BIOS automatically resets parameter
settings to default values.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.8
Connectors
1.8.1
Rear panel connectors
1
3 4
2
10
9
8
5
6
7
1.
PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse Combo port. This port is for a PS/2 keyboard or PS/2
mouse.
2.
LAN (RJ-45) port. 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
Status
Description
OFF
No link
ORANGE
Linked
BLINKING
Data activity
Speed LED
Status
Description
OFF
10Mbps connection
ORANGE 100Mbps connection
GREEN
1Gbps connection
Activity Link
LED
Speed
LED
LAN port
3.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects to the tape, CD, DVD player, or other
audio sources.
4.
Line Out port (lime). This port connects to a headphone or a speaker. In the 4, 6, and
8-channel configurations, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.
5.
Microphone port (pink). This port connects to a microphone.
Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in 2, 4, 6, or
8-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Headset
4-channel
6-channel
2-channel
Light Blue (Rear panel)
Line In
Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out
Lime (Rear panel)
Line Out Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out
Pink (Rear panel)
Mic In
Mic In
Bass/Center
Lime (Front panel)
—
—
—
Port
8-channel
Rear Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Bass/Center
Side Speaker Out
To configure an 8-channel audio output:
Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support an 8-channel audio
output.
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6.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for USB
2.0/1.1 devices.
7.
USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for USB
2.0/1.1 devices.
8.
Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) port. This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor or other
VGA-compatible devices.
9.
DVI-D 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.
10. USB 2.0 ports 5 and 6. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for USB
2.0/1.1 devices.
1.8.2
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
NC
AGND
NC
NC
SENSE2_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.
AGND
NC
SENSE1_RETUR
1.
Internal connectors
AAFP
P8H61-M LE R2.0
HD-audio-compliant
pin definition
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
PORT1 L
PORT1 R
PORT2 R
SENSE_SEND
PORT2 L
PIN 1
Legacy AC’97
compliant definition
P8H61-M LE R2.0 Front panel audio connector
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We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability.
If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector,
set the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD]. If you want to connect an
AC'97 front panel audio module to this connector, set the item to [AC97]. By default,
this connector is set to [HD]. See section 2.5.6 Onboard Devices Configuration for
details.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
2.
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
P8H61-M LE R2.0 ATX power connectors
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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 350 W.
DO NOT forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12V power plug. Otherwise, the system will
not boot up.
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We recommend that you use a PSU with higher power output when configuring a
system with more power-consuming devices. The system may become unstable or
may not boot up if the power is inadequate.
•
If you are uncertain about the minimum power supply requirement for your system,
refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at http://support.asus.
com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us for details.
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3.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module cable to this
connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
PIN 1
DCD
TXD
GND
RTS
RI
RXD
DTR
DSR
CTS
COM1
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P8H61-M LE R2.0 Serial port (COM1) connector
The COM module is purchased separately.
4.
CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN)
Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
CPU_FAN
CHA_FAN
Rotation
+12V
GND
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P8H61-M LE R2.0 Fan connectors
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!
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The CPU_FAN connector supports a CPU fan of maximum 2A (24 W) fan power.
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Only the 4-pin CPU fan supports ASUS FanXpert feature.
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Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
SPDIFOUT
GND
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port. Connect
the S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis.
+5V
5.
P8H61-M LE R2.0
SPDIF_OUT
P8H61-M LE R2.0 Digital audio connector
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
6.
LPT connector (26-1 pin LPT)
The LPT (Line Printing Terminal) connector supports devices such as a printer. LPT is
standardized as IEEE 1284, which is the parallel port interface on IBM PC-compatible
computers.
PIN 1
P8H61-M LE R2.0
STB#
PD0
PD1
PD2
PD3
PD4
PD5
PD6
PD7
ACK#
BUSY
PE
SLCT
AFD
ERR#
INIT#
SLIN#
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
LPT
P8H61-M LE R2.0 Parallel Port Connector
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7.
Intel® H61 Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA3G_1~4)
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s hard disk drives and optical drives via
Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s signal cables.
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXP2
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
SATA3G_1
SATA3G_2
GND
RSATA_RXP4
RSATA_RXN4
GND
RSATA_TXN4
RSATA_TXP4
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP3
RSATA_TXN3
GND
RSATA_RXN3
RSATA_RXP3
GND
SATA3G_3
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SATA3G_4
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You must install Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later version before using Serial ATA
hard disk drives.
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Due to H61 Chipset limitation, AHCI Mode only works on Windows® Vista/Windows® 7.
Please use IDE Mode on Windows® XP.
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[IDE] is the default SATA type Using Windows® XP, there is no need to change the
SATA type.
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To configure the default SATA type in BIOS, click Advanced Mode > Advanced tab >
SATA Configuration > SATA Mode Selection.
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When using hot-plug and NCQ, set the SATA Mode Selection item in the BIOS to
[AHCI]. See section 2.5.3 SATA Configuration for details.
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USB connectors (10-1 pin USB78, USB910)
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.
USB78
P8H61-M LE R2.0
PIN 1
USB+5V
USB_P9USB_P9+
GND
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
USB+5V
USB_P10USB_P10+
GND
NC
USB910
PIN 1
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
8.
P8H61-M LE R2.0 USB2.0 connectors
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
The USB module cable is purchased separately.
9.
TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM) [Optional]
This connector supports a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which securely
store keys, digital certificates, passwords and data. A TPM system also helps enhance
network security, protect digital identities, and ensures platform integrity.
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P8H61-M LE R2.0 TPM connector
TPM module is purchased separately.
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10. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
SPEAKER
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
PLED-
PLED+
PLED
PANEL
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IDE_LED
PWRSW
Reset
Ground
PWR
Ground
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
PIN 1
RESET
* Requires an ATX power supply
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System power LED (2-pin PLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis power LED
cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system
power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity LED cable
to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes when data is read from or written to
the HDD.
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker
allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
This 2-pin connector is for the system power button.
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without
turning off the system power.
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1.9
Software support
1.9.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® XP / Vista / 7 Operating Systems (OS). Always install
the latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize the features of your hardware.
1.9.2
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Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Refer to your OS documentation for
detailed information.
•
Ensure that you install Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later versions / Windows®
Vista Service Pack 1 or later versions before installing the drivers for better
compatibility and system stability.
Support DVD information
The Support DVD that comes with the motherboard package contains the drivers, software
applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard features.
The contents of the Support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the
ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.
To run the Support DVD
Place the Support DVD into the optical drive. If Autorun is enabled in your computer, the
DVD automatically displays the Specials screen which contains the unique features of ASUS
motherboard. Click Drivers, Utilities, Make Disk, Manual, and Contact tabs to display their
respective menus.
The following screen is for reference only.
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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BIOS information
2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
2
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a USB flash disk in case you need to
restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update
utility.
2.1.1
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard
BIOS in Windows® environment.
•
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet
Service Provider (ISP).
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This utility is available in the support DVD that comes with the motherboard package.
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
Place the support DVD in the optical drive. The Specials menu appears.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click AI Suite II.
3.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS:
1.
From the Windows® desktop, click Start > Programs > ASUS > AI Suite II > AI Suite
II X.XX.XX to launch the AI Suite II utility. The AI Suite II Quick Bar appears.
2.
Click Update button from the Quick Bar, and then click ASUS Update from the popup
menu. The ASUS Update main screen appears. From the list, select either of the
following methods:
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Updating from the Internet
a.
Select Update BIOS from the Internet, then click Next.
b.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest you to avoid network traffic, then click Next.
c.
From the FTP site, select the BIOS version that you wish to download then click Next.
The ASUS Update utility is capable of updating itself through the Internet. Always update
the utility to avail all its features.
Updating from a BIOS file
a.
Select Update BIOS from file, then click Next.
b.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open window, then click Open.
3.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the updating process.
2.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without using an OS‑based
utility.
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website at
www.asus.com.
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
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1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port.
2.
Enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility and press <Enter> to enable it.
3.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive field.
4.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS,
and then press <Enter>.
5.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.
6.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file, and then press <Enter> to perform
the BIOS update process. Reboot the system when the update process is done.
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This function supports USB flash disks with FAT 32/16 format and single partition only.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system
boot failure!
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2.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file
when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can restore a corrupted BIOS
file using the motherboard support DVD or a USB flash drive that contains the updated BIOS
file.
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Before using this utility, rename the BIOS file in the removable device into
P8H61MLR.CAP.
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The BIOS file in the support DVD may not be the latest version. Download the latest
BIOS file from the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
Recovering the BIOS
To recover the BIOS:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the support DVD to the optical drive or the USB flash drive that contains the
BIOS file to the USB port.
3.
The utility automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file. When found, the utility
reads the BIOS file and enters ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility automatically.
4.
The system requires you to enter BIOS Setup to recover BIOS setting. To ensure
system compatibility and stability, we recommend that you press <F5> to load default
BIOS values.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause
system boot failure!
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2.1.4
ASUS BIOS Updater
The ASUS BIOS Updater allows you to update BIOS in DOS environment. This utility also
allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as a backup when the BIOS fails or
gets corrupted during the updating process.
The succeeding utility screens are for reference only. The actual utility screen displays may
not be same as shown.
Before updating BIOS
1.
Prepare the motherboard support DVD and a USB flash drive in FAT32/16 format and
single partition.
2.
Download the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater from the ASUS website at
http://support.asus.com and save them on the USB flash drive.
NTFS is not supported under DOS environment. Do not save the BIOS file and BIOS
Updater to a hard disk drive or USB flash drive in NTFS format.
3.
Turn off the computer and disconnect all SATA hard disk drives (optional).
Booting the system in DOS environment
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1.
Insert the USB flash drive with the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater to the USB port.
2.
Boot your computer. When the ASUS Logo appears, press <F8> to show the BIOS
Boot Device Select Menu. Insert the support DVD into the optical drive and select the
optical drive as the boot device.
3. When the Make Disk menu appears, select the FreeDOS command prompt item by
pressing the item number.
4.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type d: and press <Enter> to switch the disk from Drive C
(optical drive) to Drive D (USB flash drive).
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Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using BIOS Updater:
1.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /pc /g and press <Enter>.
2.
The BIOS Updater screen appears as below.
ASUSTek BIOS Updater for DOS V1.30
3.
Press <Tab> to switch between screen fields and use the <Up/Down/Home/End> keys
to select the BIOS file and press <Enter>. BIOS Updater checks the selected BIOS file
and prompts you to confirm BIOS update.
4.
Select Yes and press <Enter>. When BIOS update is done, press <ESC> to exit BIOS
Updater. Restart your computer.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot
failure!
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For BIOS Updater version 1.30 or later, the utility automatically exits to the DOS
prompt after updating BIOS.
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Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability.
Select the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit menu. Refer to section 2.9
Exit menu for details.
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Ensure to connect all SATA hard disk drives after updating the BIOS file if you have
disconnected them.
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2.2
BIOS setup program
Use the BIOS Setup program to update the BIOS or configure its parameters. The BIOS
screens include navigation keys and brief online help to guide you in using the BIOS Setup
program.
Entering BIOS Setup at startup
To enter BIOS Setup at startup:
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Press <Delete> during the Power-On Self Test (POST). If you do not press <Delete>,
POST continues with its routines.
Entering BIOS Setup after POST
To enter BIOS Setup after POST:
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Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> simultaneously.
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Press the power button to turn the system off then back on. Do this option only if you
failed to enter BIOS Setup using the first two options.
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Press the reset button on the system chassis.
Using the power button, reset button, or the <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> keys to force reset from
a running operating system can cause damage to your data or system. We recommend to
always shut down the system properly from the operating system.
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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 at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard.
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Ensure that a USB mouse is connected to your motherboard if you want to use the
mouse to control the BIOS setup program.
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If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS setting, load the default
settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Optimized
Defaults item under the Exit menu. See section 2.9 Exit Menu for details.
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If the system fails to boot after changing any BIOS setting, try to clear the CMOS and
reset the motherboard to the default value. See section 1.7 Jumpers for information
on how to erase the RTC RAM.
Chapter 2: Getting started
BIOS menu screen
The BIOS setup program can be used under two modes: EZ Mode and Advanced Mode.
You can change modes from the Exit menu or from the Exit/Advanced Mode button in the EZ
Mode/Advanced Mode screen.
EZ Mode
By default, the EZ Mode screen appears when you enter the BIOS setup program. The EZ
Mode provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to select
the display language, system performance mode and boot device priority. To access the
Advanced Mode, click Exit/Advanced Mode, then select Advanced Mode.
The default screen for entering the BIOS setup program can be changed. Refer to the
Setup Mode item in section 2.7 Boot menu for details.
Clicks to display all fan
speeds if available
Selects the display language of the
BIOS setup program
Exits the BIOS setup program without saving
the changes, saves the changes and resets
the system, or enters the Advanced Mode
Displays the CPU/motherboard temperature,
CPU/5V/3.3V/12V voltage output,
CPU/chassis fan speed
Selects the
boot device
priority
Displays the
Advanced mode
functions
Selects the
Advanced mode
functions
Power Saving mode
Displays the system properties
of the selected mode on the
right hand side
Loads optimized default
Normal mode
ASUS Optimal mode
Selects the boot device priority
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The boot device options vary depending on the devices you installed to the system.
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The Boot Menu(F8) button is available only when the boot device is installed to the
system.
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Advanced Mode
The Advanced Mode provides advanced options for experienced end-users to configure the
BIOS settings. The figure below shows an example of the Advanced Mode. Refer to the
following sections for the detailed configurations.
To access the EZ Mode, click Exit, then select ASUS EZ Mode.
Back button
Menu items
Submenu item
Menu bar
Configuration fields
Pop-up window
General help
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Ai Tweaker
For changing the basic system configuration
For changing the overclocking settings
Monitor
For displaying the system temperature, power status, and changing the
Advanced
Boot
Tool
Exit
2-8
For changing the advanced system settings
For changing the system boot configuration
For configuring options for special functions
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
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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 (Ai Tweaker, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
Back button
This button appears when entering a submenu. Press <Esc> or use the USB mouse to click
this button to return to the previous menu screen.
Submenu items
A greater than sign (>) before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a
submenu. To display the submenu, select the item and press <Enter>.
Pop-up window
Select a menu item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the configuration
options for that item.
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.
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of the menu screen are the navigation keys for the BIOS setup
program. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item.
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user-configurable, you can
change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item that is not
user-configurable.
A configurable field is highlighted when selected. To change the value of a field, select it and
press <Enter> to display a list of options.
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2.3
Main menu
2.3.1
System Language [English]
2.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
2.3.3
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
2.3.4
Security
The Main menu screen appears when you enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS Setup
program. The Main menu provides you an overview of the basic system information, and
allows you to set the system date, time, language, and security settings.
Allows you to choose the BIOS language version from the options. Configuration options:
[English]
[Español] [Русский]
Allows you to set the system date.
Allows you to set the system time.
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
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If you have forgotten your BIOS password, erase the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC)
RAM to clear the BIOS password. See section 1.7 Jumpers for information on how to
erase the RTC RAM.
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The Administrator or User Password items on top of the screen show the default
Not Installed. After you set a password, these items show Installed.
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Administrator Password
If you have set an administrator password, we recommend that you enter the administrator
password for accessing the system. Otherwise, you might be able to see or change only
selected fields in the BIOS setup program.
To set an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps as in changing an administrator
password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear
the password, the Administrator Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
User Password
If you have set a user password, you must enter the user password for accessing the system.
The User Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set
a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the user password, follow the same steps as in changing a user password, but press
<Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear the password, the
User Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
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2.4
Ai Tweaker menu
The Ai Tweaker menu items allow you to configure overclocking-related items.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Ai Tweaker menu items. Incorrect field
values can cause the system to malfunction.
The configuration options for this section vary depending on the CPU and DIMM model you
installed on the motherboard.
Scroll down to display the following items:
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Target CPU Turbo-Mode Speed : xxxxMHz
Displays the CPU Turbo-Mode speed.
Target DRAM Speed : xxxxMHz
Displays the current DRAM speed.
2.4.1
Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto]
Allows you to select the CPU overclocking options to achieve the desired CPU internal
frequency. Select any of these preset overclocking configuration options:
[Auto]
[Manual]
Loads the optimal settings for the system.
Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
BCLK/PEG Frequency [XXX]
This item appears only when you set the AI Overclock Tuner item to [Manual] and allows you
to adjust the CPU and VGA frequency to enhance the system performance. Use the <+> and
<-> keys to adjust the value. You can also key in the desired value using the numeric keypad.
The values range from 80MHz to 300MHz.
2.4.2
CPU bus speed: DRAM speed ratio mode [Auto]
2.4.3
Memory Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU bus speed to DRAM speed ratio mode. Configuration options:
[Auto] [100:100] [100:133]
Allows you to set the memory operating frequency. Configuration options: [DDR3800MHz][DDR3-1066MHz][DDR3-1333MHz][DDR3-1400MHz][DDR3-1600MHz][DDR31800MHz][DDR3-1866MHz][DDR3-2000MHz][DDR3-2133MHz][DDR3-2200MHz][DDR32400MHz][DDR3-2600MHz][DDR3-2666MHz][DDR3-2800MHz][DDR3-2933MHz][DDR33000MHz][DDR3-3200MHz]
Selecting a very high memory frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default setting.
2.4.4
[Auto]
[Manual]
2.4.5
iGPU Max. Frequency [Auto]
The iGPU frequency may be optimized depending on the system loading.
The input value is the optimal iGPU frequency. However, the frequency
may vary depending on the system loading.
EPU Power Saving Mode [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the EPU power saving function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
EPU Setting [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the EPU Power Saving Mode item to [Enabled] and
allows you to select the EPU power saving mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [Light Power
Saving Mode] [Medium Power Saving Mode] [Max Power Saving Mode]
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2.4.6
OC Tuner [OK]
2.4.7
DRAM Timing Control
OC Tuner automatically overclocks the frequency and voltage of CPU and DRAM for
enhancing the system performance. Configuration options: [OK] [Cancel]
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the DRAM timing control features. Use the <+>
and <-> keys to adjust the value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the keyboard
and press <Enter>.
Changing the values in this menu may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default settings.
2.4.8
CPU Power Management
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the CPU ratio and features.
CPU Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to manually adjust the maximum non-turbo CPU ratio. Use <+> and <-> keys or
the numeric keypad to adjust the value. The valid value ranges vary according to your CPU
model.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology (EIST).
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables this function.
The operating system dynamically adjusts the processor voltage and
core frequency which may result in decreased average consumption and
decreased average heat production.
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
Allows you to enable your core processor’s speed to run faster than the marked frequency in
a specific condition. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in specific
conditions.
Disables this function.
The first three items appear only when you set the Turbo Mode items to [Enabled].
Long duration power limit [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Long duration maintained [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
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Short duration power limit [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Primary Plane Current Limit [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Secondary Plane Current Limit [Auto]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
2.4.9
DIGI+ VRM
CPU Load-Line Calibration [Auto]
Load-line is defined by Intel VRM spec and affects CPU voltage. The CPU working voltage
will decrease proportionally to CPU loading. Higher value gets a higher voltage and better
overclocking performance, but increases the CPU and VRM thermal. This item allows you to
adjust the voltage range from the following percentages to boost the system performance:
0% (Regular), 25% (Medium), 50% (High), 75% (Ultra High) and 100% (Extreme).
Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [Medium] [High] [Ultra High] [Extreme]
The actual performance boost may vary depending on your CPU specification.
CPU Fixed Frequency [xxx]
This item allows you to set a fixed CPU frequency. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the
value. The values range from 200k Hz to 350k Hz with a 50k Hz interval.
CPU Power Phase Control [Standard]
Allows you to control the power phase based on the CPU’s demands.
Configuration options: [Standard] [Optimized] [Extreme] [Manual Adjustment]
DO NOT remove the thermal module when switching to Extreme and Manual Mode. The
thermal conditions should be monitored.
CPU Power Duty Control [T.Probe]
DIGI + VRM Duty control adjusts the current and thermal conditions of every component’s
phase. Configuration options:
[T. Probe]
[Extreme]
Select to maintain the VRM thermal balance.
Select to maintain the VRM current balance.
CPU Current Capability [100%]
Allows you to configure the total power range, and extends the overclocking frequency range
simultaneously. Configuration options: [100%] [110%] [120%]
Choose a higher value when overclocking, or under a high CPU loading for extra power
support.
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iGPU Load-line Calibration [Auto]
Allows you to set the iGPU Load-line Calibration. Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular]
[High] [Extreme]
iGPU Current Capability [100%]
Allows you to set the iGPU Current Capability. Configuration options: [100%] [110%] [120%]
DO NOT remove the thermal module while changing the DIGI+ VRM related parrameters .
The thermal conditions should be monitored.
2.4.10
CPU Voltage [Offset Mode]
[Manual Mode] Allows you to set a fixed CPU voltage.
[Offset Mode]
Allows you to set the Offset voltage.
CPU Offset Mode Sign [+]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Voltage item to [Offset Mode].
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
Some of the following items are adjusted by typing the desired values using the numeric
keypad and press the <Enter> key. You can also use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the
value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the keyboard and press the <Enter>
key.
CPU Offset Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Voltage item to [Offset Mode] and
allows you to set the Offset voltage. The values range from 0.005V to 0.635V with a
0.005V interval.
CPU Manual Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Voltage item to [Manual Mode] and
allows you to set a fixed CPU voltage. The values range from 0.800V to 1.990V with a
0.005V interval.
Refer to the CPU documentation before setting the CPU voltage. Setting a high voltage
may damage the CPU permanently, and setting a low voltage may make the system
unstable.
iGPU Voltage [Offset Mode]
[Manual Mode] Allows you to set a fixed iGPU voltage.
[Offset Mode]
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Allows you to set the iGPU Offset voltage.
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iGPU Offset Mode Sign [+]
This item appears only when you set the iGPU Voltage item to [Offset Mode].
[+]
To offset the iGPU voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the iGPU voltage by a negative value.
Some of the following items are adjusted by typing the desired values using the numeric
keypad and press the <Enter> key. You can also use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the
value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the keyboard and press the <Enter>
key.
iGPU Offset Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the iGPU Voltage item to [Offset Mode] and
allows you to set the Offset voltage. The values range from 0.005 to 0.635V with a
0.005V interval.
iGPU Manual Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the iGPU Voltage item to [Manual Mode] and
allows you to set a fixed iGPU voltage. The values range from 0.800V to 1.990V with a
0.005V interval.
2.4.11
DRAM Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM voltage. The values range from 1.185V to 1.850V with a 0.005V
interval.
According to Intel CPU specification, DIMMs with voltage requirement over 1.65V may
damage the CPU permanently. We recommend you install the DIMMs with the voltage
requirement below 1.65V.
2.4.12
VCCSA Voltage [Auto]
2.4.13
PCH Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the VCCSA voltage. The values range from 0.735V to 1.685V with a 0.005V
interval.
Allows you to set the Platform Controller Hub voltage. The values range from 0.735V to
1.685V with a 0.005V interval.
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The values of the CPU Offset Voltage, CPU Manual Voltage, iGPU Offset Voltage,
iGPU Manual Voltage, DRAM Voltage, VCCSA Voltage and PCH Voltage items are
labeled in different color, indicating the risk levels of high voltage settings.
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The system may need better cooling system to work stably under high voltage
settings.
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CPU PLL Voltage [Auto]
2.4.15
CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU and PCH PLL voltage. Configuration options: [Auto] [+0.10V]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
2.5
Automatic configuration.
Enhances the BCLK overclocking ability.
Sets to [Enabled] for EMI control.
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system
devices.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values
can cause the system to malfunction.
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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 submenu may be different due to the CPU you installed.
Intel Adaptive Thermal Monitor [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the overheated CPU to throttle its clock speed to cool down.
Disables the CPU thermal monitor function.
Active Processor Cores [All]
Allows you to choose the number of CPU cores to activate in each processor package.
Configuration options: [All] [1] [2] [3]
Limit CPUID Maximum [Disabled]
[Enabled]Allows legacy operating systems to boot even without support for CPUs
with extended CPUID functions.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the No-Execution Page Protection Technology.
Forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero (0).
Intel Virtualization Technology [Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows a hardware platform to run multiple operating systems separately
and simultaneously, enabling one system to virtually function as several
systems.
Disables this function.
Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables this function.
Allows you to turn on /off the Mid Level Cache (L2) streamer prefetcher.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables this function.
Allows a hardware platform to perform adjacent cache line prefetching.
CPU Power Management Configuration
CPU Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the ratio between the CPU Core Clock and the BCLK Frequency. Use
<+> and <-> keys to adjust the ratio. The valid value ranges vary according to your
CPU model.
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Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology (EIST).
[Disabled]
The CPU runs at its default speed.
[Enabled]
The operating system controls the CPU speed.
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel® Turbo Mode Technology.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
[Enabled]
Allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in specific
condition.
CPU C1E [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU C1E.
[Auto]
Set this item automatically.
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables this function.
Enables the C1E support function. This item should be enabled in
order to enable the Enhanced Halt State.
CPU C3 Report [Auto]
Allows you to disable or enable the CPU C3 report to OS.
[Auto]
Set this item automatically.
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables this function.
Enables the C3 report function. This item should be enabled in order
to enable the Enhanced Halt State.
CPU C6 Report [Auto]
Allows you to disable or enable the CPU C6 report to OS.
[Auto]
Set this item automatically.
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
2.5.2
Disables this function.
Enables the C6 report function. This item should be enabled in order
to enable the Enhanced Halt State.
PCH Configuration
High Precision Timer [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the High Precision Event Timer.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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2.5.3
SATA Configuration
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. The
SATA Port items show Not Present if no SATA device is installed to the corresponding SATA
port.
SATA Mode Selection [IDE]
Allows you to set the SATA configuration.
[Disabled]
Disables the SATA function.
[IDE]
Set to [IDE] when you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as
Parallel ATA physical storage devices.
[AHCI]
Set to [AHCI] when you want the SATA hard disk drives to use the AHCI
(Advanced Host Controller Interface). The AHCI allows the onboard storage
driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that increases storage
performance on random workloads by allowing the drive to internally
optimize the order of commands.
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Due to H61 Chipset limitation, AHCI Mode only works on Windows® Vista / Windows®
7. Please use IDE Mode on Windows® XP.
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[IDE] is the default SATA type. Under Windows® XP, there is no need to change the
SATA type.
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check [Enabled]
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitor system. When
read/write of your hard disk errors occur, this feature allows the hard disk to report warning
messages during the POST. This item appears only when you set the previous item to [IDE]
or [AHCI]. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Hot Plug [Disabled]
This item only appears when you set the SATA Mode Selection item to [AHCI] and allows you
to enable or disable the hot-plug support for each SATA port.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Serial-ATA Controller 1 [Enhanced]
This item appears only when you set the SATA Mode item to [IDE Mode].
[Disabled]
[Enhanced]
Disables the SATA function.
Set to [Enhanced] to support more than four SATA devices.
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System Agent Configuration
Memory Remap Feature [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allow you to enable remapping the memory above 4GB.
Disables this function.
Graphics Configuration
Primary Display [Auto]
Allows you to decide which graphics controller to use as the primary boot device.
Configuration options: [Auto] [iGPU] [PCIE] [PCI]
iGPU Memory [Auto]
Allows you to select the amount of system memory allocated to DVMT 5.0 used by the
iGPU. Configuration options: [32M] [64M] [96M] [128M] ~ [416M] [448M] [480M] [512M]
Render Standby [Enabled]
Allows you to enable the Intel® Graphics Render Standby support to reduce the iGPU
power use when idle. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
iGPU Multi-Monitor [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the iGPU Multi-Monitor. For Lucid Virtu Universal MVP
function support, set this item to [Enabled] to empower both the integrated and discrete
graphic cards. The iGPU shared memory size will be fixed at 64MB.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.5.5
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the USB-related features.
The USB Devices item shows the auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the
item shows None.
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the support for USB devices on legacy operating systems (OS).
[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.
[Disabled]
The USB devices can be used only for the BIOS setup program.
EHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
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Enables the support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off
feature.
Disables the function.
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2.5.6
Onboard Devices Configuration
HD Audio Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the High Definition Audio Controller.
Disables the controller.
The following two items appear only when you set the HD Audio Controller item to
[Enabled].
Front Panel Type [HD]
Allows you to set the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97 or highdefinition audio depending on the audio standard that the front panel audio module supports.
[HD]
[AC97]
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to high definition audio.
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97
SPDIF Out Type [SPDIF]
[SPDIF]
[HDMI]
Sets to [SPDIF] for SPDIF audio output.
Sets to [HDMI] for HDMI audio output.
Realtek LAN Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the Realtek LAN controller.
Disables the controller.
Realtek PXE OPROM [Disabled]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows you to enable
or disable the PXE OptionRom of the Realtek LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Serial Port Configuration
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the serial port configuration.
Serial Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the serial port (COM).
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Change Settings [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port base address.
Configuration options: [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4] [IO=2F8h; IRQ=3] [IO=3E8h; IRQ=4]
[IO=2E8h; IRQ=3]
Parallel Port Configuration
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the parallel port configuration.
Parallel Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the parallel port (LPT).
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
The following items appear only when you set the Parallel Port item to [Enabled].
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Change Settings [Auto]
Allows you to select an optimal setting for Super I/O devices.
Configuration options: [IO=378h; IRQ=5] [IO=378h; IRQ=5,6,7,9,10,11,12] [IO=278h;
IRQ=5,6,7,9,10,11,12] [IO=3BCh; IRQ=5,6,7,9,10,11,12]
Device Mode [STD Printer Mode]
Allows you to select the Printer Port Mode. Configuration options: [STD Printer Mode],
[SPP Mode], [EPP-1.9 and SPP Mode], [EPP-1.7 and SPP Mode], [ECP Mode], [ECP
and EPP 1.9 Mode], [ECP and EPP1.7 Mode]
2.5.7
APM
Restore AC Power Loss [Power Off]
[Power On]
The system goes into on state after an AC power loss.
[Last State]
The system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state was
before the AC power loss.
[Power Off]
The system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Disables the Power On by a PS/2 keyboard.
[Ctrl-Esc]
Sets the Ctrl+Esc key on the PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system.
[Space Bar]
[Power Key]
Sets the Space Bar on the PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system.
Sets Power key on the PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system. This feature
requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the Power On by a PS/2 mouse.
Enables the Power On by a PS/2 mouse. This feature requires an ATX
power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Power On By PCI [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the PME to wake up from S5 by PCI devices.
Allows you to turn on the system through a PCI LAN or modem card. This
feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the
+5VSB lead.
Power On By PCIE [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
Enables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
Power On By Ring [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables Ring to generate a wake event.
Enables Ring to generate a wake event.
Power On By RTC [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
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Disables RTC to generate a wake event.
When set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date (Days) and Hour/
Minute/Second will become user-configurable with set values.
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2.5.8
Network Stack
Network Stack [Disable Link]
This item allows user to disable or enable the UEFI network stack. Configuration options:
[Disable Link] [Enabled]
The following two items appear only when you set the previous item to [Enabled].
Ipv4 PXE Support [Enabled]
This item allows user to disable or enable the Ipv4 PXE Boot support. Configuration options:
[Disable Link] [Enable]
Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled]
This item allows user to disable or enable the Ipv6 PXE Boot support. Configuration options:
[Disable Link] [Enable]
2.6
Monitor menu
2.6.1
CPU Temperature / MB Temperature �������������
[xxxºC/xxxºF]
The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change
the fan settings.
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and motherboard
temperatures. Select Ignore if you do not wish to display the detected temperatures.
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CPU / Chassis Fan Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] /
[N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and chassis fan
speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the field
shows N/A. Select Ignore if you do not wish to display the detected speed.
2.6.3
[Disabled]
CPU Q-Fan Control [Enabled]
Disables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
[Enabled]
Enables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
CPU Fan Speed Low Limit [200 RPM]
This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature and allows you to
disable or set the CPU fan warning speed. Configuration options: [Ignore] [100 RPM] [200
RPM] [300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM]
CPU Fan Profile [Standard]
This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature and allows
you to set the appropriate performance level of the CPU fan.
[Standard]
Sets to [Standard] to make the CPU fan automatically adjust
depending on the CPU temperature.
[Silent]
Sets to [Silent] to minimize the fan speed for quiet CPU fan operation.
[Manual]
Sets to [Manual] to assign detailed fan speed control parameters.
[Turbo]
Sets to [Turbo] to achieve maximum CPU fan speed.
The following four items appear only when you set CPU Fan Profile to [Manual].
CPU Upper Temperature [70]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the upper limit of the CPU temperature.
The values range from 20ºC to 75ºC.
CPU Fan Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the maximum CPU fan duty cycle. The
values range from 20% to 100%. When the CPU temperature reaches the
upper limit, the CPU fan will operate at the maximum duty cycle.
CPU Lower Temperature [20]
Displays the lower limit of the CPU temperature.
CPU Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [20]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the minimum CPU fan duty cycle. The
values range from 0% to 100%. When the CPU temperature is under 40ºC,
the CPU fan will operate at the minimum duty cycle.
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2.6.4
CPU Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
2.6.5
Anti Surge Support [Enabled]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard
voltage regulators. Select Ignore if you do not want to detect this item.
This item allows you to enable or disable the Anti Surge function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.7
Boot menu
2.7.1
Bootup NumLock State [On]
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.
[On]
[Off]
2.7.2
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [On].
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [Off].
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
Enables the full screen logo display feature.
Disables the full screen logo display feature.
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo 2™ feature.
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Post Report [5 sec]
This item appears only when the Full Screen Logo item is set to [Disabled] and allows you to
set the waiting time for the system to display the post report. Configuration options: [1 sec] [2
sec] [3 sec] [4 sec] [5 sec] [6 sec] [7 sec] [8 sec] [9 sec] [10 sec] [Until Press ESC]
2.7.3
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
2.7.4
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]
When this item is set to [Enabled], the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when error
occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[Keep Current]
2.7.5
The third-party ROM messages will be forced to display during the boot
sequence.
The third-party ROM messages will be displayed only if the third-party
manufacturer had set the add-on device to do so.
Setup Mode [EZ Mode]
[Advanced Mode] Sets Advanced Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup
program.
[EZ Mode]
2.7.6
Sets EZ Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup program.
UEFI/Legacy Boot [Enabled both UEFI and Legacy]
[Enable both UEFI and Legacy]
Enables both UEFI and Legacy boot.
[Disable Legacy]
Enables the UEFI booth, and disables the Legacy boot.
[Disable UEFI]
2.7.7
PCI ROM Priority [Legacy ROM]
[Legacy ROM]
[EFI Compatibe ROM]
2.7.8
Enables the Legacy boot, and disables the UEFI boot.
Launch Legacy ROM
Launch UEFI Compatible ROM
Boot Option Priorities
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.
2.7.9
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To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo
appears.
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To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, do any of the following:
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Press <F5> when ASUS Logo appears.
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Press <F8> after POST.
Boot Override
These items displays the available devices. The number of device items that appears on
the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Click an item to start
booting from the selected device.
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2.8
Tools menu
2.8.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the submenu.
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. Press [Enter] to launch the ASUS EZ Flash 2 screen.
For more details, see section 2.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2.
2.8.2
ASUS SPD Information
DIMM Slot # [Slot 1]
Displays the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) information of the DIMM module installed on the
selected slot. Configuration options: [Slot 1] [Slot 2]
2.8.3
ASUS O.C. Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
The Setup Profile Status items show Not Installed if no profile is created.
Save to Profile
Allows you to save the current BIOS settings to the BIOS Flash, and create a profile. Key in a
profile number from one to eight, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
Load from Profile
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Key in the profile
number that saved your CMOS settings, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent the
system boot failure!
•
We recommend that you update the BIOS file only coming from the same memory/
CPU configuration and BIOS version.
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2.9
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal default values for the BIOS items, and
save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. You can access the EZ Mode from the Exit
menu.
Load Optimized 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 Yes to load the default values.
Save Changes & Reset
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit menu to
ensure the values you selected are saved. When you select this option or if you press <F10>,
a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to save changes and exit.
Discard Changes & Exit
This option allows you to exit the Setup program without saving your changes. When you
select this option or if you press <Esc>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to discard
changes and exit.
ASUS EZ Mode
This option allows you to enter the EZ Mode screen.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
This option allows you to attempt to launch the EFI Shell application (shellx64.efi) from one of
the available devices that have a filesystem.
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Appendices
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.
This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
•
•
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.
P8H61-M LE R2.0
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IC: Canadian Compliance Statement
Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS
210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian
interference-causing equipment regulations.
This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
Cut appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Cet appareil est conforme aux normes CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada. Le
fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes :
(1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interférences et
(2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer
un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil.
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.
VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement
VCCI Class B Statement
KC: Korea Warning Statement
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Appendices
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at
ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin
indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in
municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol
of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal
waste.
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards
for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to
responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging
materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for detailed recycling
information in different regions.
P8H61-M LE R2.0
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ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
Telephone Fax E-mail
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Online support
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7798
info@asus.com.tw
www.asus.com.tw
+86-21-38429911
support.asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address
Telephone
Fax
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Support fax
Online support
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
+1-812-282-3777
+1-510-608-4555
usa.asus.com
+1-812-282-2787
+1-812-284-0883
support.asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Fax
Web site
Online contact
Technical Support
Telephone
Support Fax
Online support
Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-959911
www.asus.de
www.asus.de/sales
+49-1805-010923*
+49-2102-9599-11
support.asus.com
* EUR 0.14/minute from a German fixed landline; EUR 0.42/minute from a mobile phone.
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Appendices
P8H61-M LE R2.0
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(510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Asus Computer International
Signature :
Date :
Representative Person’s Name :
May 11, 2012
Steve Chang / President
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Supplementary Information:
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
FCC Part 15, Subpart C, Intentional Radiators
FCC Part 15, Subpart E, Intentional Radiators
Ver. 110101
Model Number : P8H61-M LE R2.0, P8H61-M LE USB3 R2.0, P8H61-M LE CSM R2.0
Conforms to the following specifications:
Product Name : Motherboard
hereby declares that the product
Phone/Fax No:
Address:
Responsible Party Name:
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Manufacturer:
TAIWAN
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
GERMANY
Country:
Authorized representative in Europe:
Address, City:
Country:
Declaration Date: May. 11, 2012
Year to begin affixing CE marking:2012
CE marking
EN 62301:2005
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
EN 62301:2005
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
Signature : __________
Position : CEO
Name :
Jerry Shen
(EC conformity marking)
EN 62301:2005
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
EN 60065:2002 / A12:2011
2009/125/EC-ErP Directive
EN 60065:2002+A1:2006+A11:2008
EN 60950-1 / A12:2011
EN 301 489-1 V1.8.1(2008-04)
EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-4 V1.3.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.1.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-24 V1.4.1(2007-09)
EN 302 326-2 V1.2.2(2007-06)
EN 302 326-3 V1.3.1(2007-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.3.1(2006-05)
EN 302 623 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 55024:2010
EN 61000-3-3:2008
EN 55020:2007
EN 60950-1 / A11:2009
2006/95/EC-LVD Directive
EN 300 328 V1.7.1(2006-10)
EN 300 440-1 V1.4.1(2008-05)
EN 300 440-2 V1.2.1(2008-03)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V3.2.1(2007-05)
EN 301 908-2 V3.2.1(2007-05)
EN 301 893 V1.4.1(2005-03)
EN 302 544-2 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50360:2001
EN 50371:2002
EN 50385:2002
1999/5/EC-R &TTE Directive
EN 55022:2010
EN 61000-3-2:2006+A1:2009+A2:2009
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
2004/108/EC-EMC Directive
Ver. 111121
Model name :
conform with the essential requirements of the following directives:
Motherboard
P8H61-M LE R2.0, P8H61-M LE USB3 R2.0, P8H61-M LE CSM R2.0
Product name :
declare the following apparatus:
No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN R.O.C.
Address, City:
ASUSTek COMPUTER INC.
EC Declaration of Conformity
We, the undersigned,