Motherboard
P4RD1-MX
E2223
First Edition
September 2005
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Contents
Notices ................................................................................................ vi
Safety information ............................................................................. vii
About this guide .................................................................................viii
Typography ......................................................................................... ix
P4RD1-MX specifications summary ...................................................... x
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
Welcome! .............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Package contents ................................................................. 1-2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
Special features .................................................................... 1-3
1.3.1
Product highlights ................................................... 1-3
1.3.2
Innovative ASUS features ....................................... 1-5
Before you proceed .............................................................. 1-6
Motherboard overview .......................................................... 1-7
1.5.1
Placement direction ................................................ 1-7
1.5.2
Screw holes ............................................................. 1-7
1.5.3
Motherboard layout ................................................ 1-8
Central Processing Unit (CPU) .............................................. 1-9
Installing the CPU .................................................................. 1-9
1.7
1.8
System memory.................................................................. 1-11
1.7.1
Overview ............................................................... 1-11
1.7.2
Memory Configurations ......................................... 1-12
1.7.3
Installing a DIMM ................................................... 1-13
1.7.4
Removing a DIMM .................................................. 1-13
Expansion slots ................................................................... 1-14
1.8.1
Installing an expansion card .................................. 1-14
1.8.2
Configuring an expansion card .............................. 1-14
1.8.3
Interrupt assignments ........................................... 1-15
1.8.4
PCI slots ................................................................ 1-16
1.8.5
PCI Express x16 slot ............................................. 1-16
1.8.6
PCI Express x1 slot ............................................... 1-16
1.9
Jumpers .............................................................................. 1-17
1.10
Connectors ......................................................................... 1-20
1.10.1 Rear panel connectors .......................................... 1-20
1.10.2 Internal connectors ............................................... 1-21
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Contents
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
iv
Managing and updating your BIOS ........................................ 2-2
2.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk .............................. 2-2
2.1.2
AFUDOS utility ........................................................ 2-3
2.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility ................................ 2-6
2.1.4
ASUS EZ Flash utility ............................................... 2-8
2.1.5
ASUS Update utility ................................................ 2-9
BIOS setup program ............................................................ 2-12
2.2.1
BIOS menu screen ................................................. 2-13
2.2.2
Menu bar ............................................................... 2-13
2.2.3
Navigation keys..................................................... 2-13
2.2.4
Menu items ........................................................... 2-14
2.2.5
Sub-menu items .................................................... 2-14
2.2.6
Configuration fields ............................................... 2-14
2.2.7
Pop-up window ...................................................... 2-14
2.2.8
Scroll bar ............................................................... 2-14
2.2.9
General help .......................................................... 2-14
Main menu........................................................................... 2-15
2.3.1
System Time ......................................................... 2-15
2.3.2
System Date ......................................................... 2-15
2.3.3
Legacy Diskette A ............................................... 2-15
2.3.4
Primary, Third and Fourth IDE Master/Slave ......... 2-16
2.3.5
System Information .............................................. 2-17
Advanced menu .................................................................. 2-18
2.4.1
USB Configuration ................................................. 2-18
2.4.2
JumperFree Configuration ..................................... 2-19
2.4.3
CPU Configuration ................................................. 2-21
2.4.4
Chipset .................................................................. 2-22
2.4.5
Onboard Devices Configuration............................. 2-25
2.4.6
PCI PnP .................................................................. 2-26
Power menu ........................................................................ 2-28
2.5.1
Suspend Mode ....................................................... 2-28
2.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume ................................ 2-28
2.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support ................................................. 2-28
Contents
2.6
2.7
2.5.4
ACPI APIC Support ............................................... 2-28
2.5.5
APM Configuration ................................................ 2-29
2.5.6
Hardware Monitor.................................................. 2-30
Boot menu .......................................................................... 2-31
2.6.1
Boot Device Priority .............................................. 2-31
2.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 2-32
2.6.3
Security ................................................................. 2-33
Exit menu ............................................................................ 2-35
Chapter 3: Software support
3.1
3.2
Installing an operating system .............................................. 3-2
Support CD information ........................................................ 3-2
3.2.1
Running the support CD .......................................... 3-2
3.2.2
Drivers menu ........................................................... 3-3
3.2.3
Utilities menu .......................................................... 3-4
3.2.4
Make Disk menu ...................................................... 3-5
3.2.5
Manuals menu ......................................................... 3-6
3.2.5
ASUS Contact information ...................................... 3-6
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
manufacturerʼs instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics
card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes
or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the userʼs authority to operate
this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from
the electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that
the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables
are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing
system before you add a device.
• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard,
ensure that all power cables are unplugged.
• Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord.
These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your
area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you
are using, contact your local power company.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully
read all the manuals that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
product in any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and
configuring the motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This manual contains the following parts:
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the
new technology it supports. This chapter also lists the hardware
setup procedures that you have to perform when installing system
components. It includes description of the jumpers and connectors on
the motherboard.
•
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
•
Chapter 3: Software support
This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes
with the motherboard package.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
1.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware
and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
2.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as
warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These
documents are not part of the standard package.
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Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase
<Key>
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign means
that you must press the enclosed key
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or
Return key
<Key1>+<Key2>+<Key3>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+)
Example: <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<D>
Command
Means that you must type the command exactly as shown,
then supply the required item or value enclosed in
brackets
Example: At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /i[filename]
afudos /iP5GD1P.ROM
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P4RD1-MX specifications summary
CPU
Socket 478 for Intel® Pentium® 4/Celeron® processor
Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Chipset
Northbridge: ATi® RADEON XPRESS 200
Southbridge: ULI® M1573
Front Side Bus
800/533 MHz
Memory
2 x 184-pin DIMM sockets support unbufferred non-ECC
400/333 MHz DDR memory modules
Dual channel memory architechture
Expansion slots
1 x PCI Express x16 slot for discrete graphics card
1 x PCI Express x1 slot
2 x PCI slots
Integrated Graphics
ATi® RADEON X300 Graphics Processing Unit
Storage
ULI® M1573 Southbridge supports:
- 2 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33
- 4 x Serial ATA with RAID 0*, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and
JBOD* RAID configurations
*Due to chipset limitation, you cannot configure a RAID 0 set or
JBOD with more than two hard disk drives.
High Definition Audio
ADI AD1986A 6-channel CODEC
Support Jack-sensing and enumeration technology
Supports S/PDIF out
LAN
RLC8201CL 10/100 Mbps PCI LAN controller
Overclocking features ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
Stepless Frequency Selection(SFS) from 100 MHz up
to 400 MHz at 1 MHz increment
Adjustable FSB/DDR/PCIe ratio with fixed PCI frequencies
USB
Supports up to 8 USB 2.0 ports
ASUS special features ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2
ASUS MyLogo
BIOS features
4 MB Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, SM BIOS 2.3,
WfM2.0
(continued on the next page)
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P4RD1-MX specifications summary
Rear panel
1 x Parallel port
1 x VGA port
1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x Serial (COM) port
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
6-channel audio ports
Internal connectors
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x Primary IDE connector
1 x Secondary IDE connector
4 x Serial ATA connectors
1 x CPU fan connector
1 x Chassis fan connector
1 x Power fan connector
1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12 V power connector
2 x USB 2.0 connectors for 4 additional USB 2.0 ports
1 x GAME/MIDI connector
1 x Chassis intrusion connector
1 x Front panel audio connector
1 x TV-out connector
1 x S/PDIF out connector
System panel connector
Power requirement
ATX power supply (with 24-pin and 4-pin 12 V plugs)
ATX 12 V 2.0 compliant
Form Factor
ATX form factor: 9.6 in x 8.6 in (24.5 cm x 21.8 cm)
Support CD contents
Device drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Live Update Utility
Anti-virus utility
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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This chapter describes the motherboard
features and the new technologies
it supports.
1
Product
introduction
ASUS P4RD1-MX
1-1
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® P4RD1-MX motherboard!
The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies,
making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it,
check the items in your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
ASUS P4RD1-MX motherboard
Cables
1 x Serial ATA signal cable
1 x Serial ATA power cable
1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 cable
1 x Floppy disk drive cable
Accessories
I/O shield
Application CD
ASUS motherboard support CD
Documentation
User guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
1-2
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.3
Special features
1.3.1
Product highlights
Latest processor technology
The motherboard comes with a 478-pin surface mount, Zero Insertion
Force (ZIF) socket for the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor in the 478-pin
package with 512/256KB L2 cache on 0.13 or 0.09 micron process. This
motherboard supports 533/400 MHz system front side bus that allows
4.3GB/s and 3.2GB/s data transfer rates, respectively. The motherboard
also supports the Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology.
ATi RADEON ® XPRESS 200/ULI M1573 chipset
The ATi RADEON® XPRESS 200 Northbridge and the ULI M1573 Southbridge
provide the vital interfaces for the motherboard. The ATi RADEON® XPRESS
200 Northbridge integrates the RADEON® X300, an integrated graphics
processing unit (GPU) for enhanced 3D, 2D, and video capabilities. The
Northbridge also provides 533/800 MHz front side bus (FSB), one PCI
Express x1 slots, and one PCI Express x16 slot for discrete graphics card.
The ULI M1573 Southbridge represents the sixth generation I/O controller
hub that provides the interface for PCI Express and 6-channel high definition
audio.
TV-out support
The motherboard comes with a TV-out connector that allows you to enjoy
full TV functions using an optional TV-out module. See page 1-23 for details.
PCI Express™ interface
The motherboard fully supports PCI Express, the latest I/O interconnect
technology that speeds up the PCI bus. PCI Express features point-to-point
serial interconnections between devices and allows higher clockspeeds by
carrying data in packets. This high speed interface is software compatible
with existing PCI specifications. See page 1-16 for details.
Serial ATA technology
The motherboard supports the Serial ATA technology through the Serial ATA
interfaces. The SATA specification allows for thinner, more flexible cables
with lower pin count, reduced voltage requirement, and up to 150 MB/s
data transfer rate.
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1-3
6-channel audio support
The motherboard comes with the ADI AD1986A high-definition audio
CODEC that lets you enjoy high-quality 6-channel audio without having to
buy advanced sound cards.
S/PDIF digital sound ready
The motherboard supports the S/PDIF Out function through the S/PDIF
interfaces on the rear panel and at midboard. The S/PDIF technology turns
your computer into a high-end entertainment system with digital connectivity
to powerful audio and speaker systems. See pages 1-26 for details.
USB 2.0 technology
The motherboard implements the Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
specification, dramatically increasing the connection speed from the
12 Mbps bandwidth on USB 1.1 to a fast 480 Mbps on USB 2.0. USB 2.0 is
backward compatible with USB 1.1. See pages 1-20, 1-21, 1-24 and 2-18
for details.
Temperature, fan, and voltage monitoring
The CPU temperature is monitored by the ASIC (integrated in the ITE
Super I/O) to prevent overheating and damage. The system fan rotations
per minute (RPM) is monitored for timely failure detection. The ASIC
monitors the voltage levels to ensure stable supply of current for critical
components.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.3.2
Innovative ASUS features
CrashFree BIOS 2
This feature allows you to restore the original BIOS data from the support
CD in case when the BIOS codes and data are corrupted. This protection
eliminates the need to buy a replacement ROM chip. See details on page 2-6.
ASUS MyLogo™
This new feature present in the motherboard allows you to personalize and
add style to your system with customizable boot logos. See page 2-32.
C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
The C.P.R. feature of the motherboard BIOS allows automatic re-setting to
the BIOS default settings in case the system hangs due to overclocking.
When the system hangs due to overclocking, 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 previous
setting for each parameter.
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1.4
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard
components or change any motherboard settings.
•
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or
to a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded
antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX
power supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from
the power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the
motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.
Onboard LED
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED that lights up to
indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode.
This is a reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug
the power cable before removing or plugging in any motherboard
component. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard
LED.
P4RD1-MX
SB_PWR
®
P4RD1-MX Onboard LED
1-6
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.5
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis
to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage
motherboard components.
1.5.1
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the
chassis in the correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the
rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image below.
1.5.2
Screw holes
Place six (6) 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
P4RD1-MX
®
ASUS P4RD1-MX
1-7
1.5.3
Motherboard layout
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
KBPWR
Super
I/O
21.8cm (8.6in)
CPU_FAN
COM1
USBPW12
USBPW34
USB12
LAN_USB34
ATX12V
ATI
RADEON
XPRESS
200
FLOPPY
EATXPWR
PRI_IDE
SEC_IDE
TV_C
Top:Line In
Center:Line Out
Below:Mic In
24.5cm (9.6in)
VGA
DDR DIMM_B1 (64 bit,184-pin module)
DDR DIMM_A1 (64 bit,184-pin module)
PARALLEL PORT
Socket 478
PWR_FAN
PCIEX16
RTL8201CL
PCIEX1_1
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
SATA4
P4RD1-MX
®
ULI
M1573
PCI1
AAFP
1-8
CLRTC
PCI2
CD
SB_PWR
SATA2
SATA1
4Mb
BIOS
SPDIF_OUT
AD1986A
SATA3
USBPW78
USBPW56
USB78
USB56
CHASSIS
CHA_FAN
PANEL
GAME
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.6
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
®
The Intel Pentium® 4 processor has a gold triangular mark on one corner.
This mark indicates the processor Pin 1 that should match a specific corner
of the CPU socket.
Your boxed Intel® Pentium® 4 processor package should
come with installation instructions for the CPU, fan and heatsink
assembly. If the instructions in this section do not match the CPU
documentation, follow the latter.
Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
1.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
Gold Arrow
P4RD1-MX
®
P4RD1-MX CPU Socket 478
Before installing the CPU, make sure that the socket box is facing
towards you and the load lever is on your left.
2.
Unlock the socket by pressing
the lever sideways, then lift it up
to a 90°-100° angle.
Make sure that the socket
lever is lifted up to 90°-100°
angle, otherwise the CPU does
not fit in completely.
ASUS P4RD1-MX
Socket Lever
90 - 100
1-9
3.
4.
Position the CPU above the
socket such that its marked
corner matches the base of the
socket lever.
Gold Mark
Carefully insert the CPU into the
socket until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one
correct orientation. DO NOT
force the CPU into the socket
to prevent bending the pins
and damaging the CPU!
5.
When the CPU is in place, push
down the socket lever to secure
the CPU. The lever clicks on the
side tab to indicate that it is
locked.
6.
Install a CPU heatsink and fan
following the instructions that
came with the heatsink package.
7.
Connect the CPU fan cable to
the CPU fan connector on the
motherboard.
Notes on Intel ® Hyper-Threading Technology
1-10
•
This motherboard supports Intel® Pentium® 4 processors with
Hyper-Threading Technology.
•
Hyper-Threading Technology is supported under Windows® XP/2003
Server and Linux 2.4.x (kernel) and later versions only. Under Linux,
use the Hyper-Threading compiler to compile the code. If you are
using any other operating systems, disable the Hyper-Threading
Technology item in the BIOS to ensure system stability and
performance.
•
Installing Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later version is recommended.
•
Make sure to enable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in BIOS
before installing a supported operating system.
•
For more information on Hyper-Threading Technology, visit
www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
To use the Hyper-Threading Technology on this motherboard:
1.
Install an Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU that supports Hyper-Threading
Technology.
2.
Power up the system and enter the BIOS Setup (see Chapter 2:
BIOS setup). Under the Advanced Menu, make sure that the item
Hyper-Threading Technology is set to Enabled. The item appears only
if you installed a CPU that supports Hyper-Threading Technology.
3.
Reboot the computer.
1.7
System memory
1.7.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with two 184-pin Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual
Inline Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets. The motherboard supports dual
channel memory architechture.
P4RD1-MX
®
80 Pins
104 Pins
DIMM_B1
DIMM_A1
The following figure illustrates the location of the sockets:
P4RD1-MX 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
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1.7.2
Memory Configurations
You may install 64MB, 128MB, 256 MB, 512 MB and 1 GB unbuffered
non-ECC DDR DIMMs into the DIMM sockets using the memory configurations
in this section.
•
For dual channel configuration, the total size of memory module(s)
installed per channel must be the same (DIMM A1=DIMM B1).
•
Installing DDR DIMMs other than the recommended configurations
may cause memory sizing error or system boot failure. Use any of
the recommended configurations in Table 1.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules
from the same vendor.
•
Due to chipset limitation, DIMM modules with double-sided x16
memory chips are not supported in this motherboard.
•
Visit the ASUS website for the latest DDR 400 MHz (FSB 800/533)
Qualified Vendors Lists.
Table 1 Recommended memory configurations
For dual-channel configuration, the total size of memory module(s) installed
per channel must be the same to ensure optimum performance.
Channel
1-12
Sockets
Channel A
DIMM_A1
Channel B
DIMM_B1
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.7.3
Installing a DIMM
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs
or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage
to both the motherboard and the components.
1.
Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing
the retaining clips outward.
2.
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the
DIMM matches the break on the
socket.
2
DDR DIMM notch
1
1
Unlocked retaining clip
A DDR DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction.
DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM
is properly seated.
Locked Retaining Clip
1.7.4
Removing a DIMM
2
Follow these steps to remove a DIMM.
1.
Simultaneously press the
retaining clips outward to unlock
the DIMM.
1
1
DDR DIMM notch
Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining
clips. The DIMM might get damaged when it flips out with extra force.
2.
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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1.8
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following
sub-sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing
expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and
damage motherboard components.
1.8.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
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.
1.8.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software
settings.
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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. Refer to the tables on the next page.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.8.3
Interrupt assignments
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
Priority
0
1
2
3
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
1
2
•
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Standard Function
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Re-direct to IRQ#9
Communications Port (COM1)*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
Floppy Disk Controller
Printer Port (LPT1)*
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port*
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
A
PCI slot 1
PCI slot 2
PCIe x1 slot
PCIe x16 slot
Onboard USB controller 1
Onboard USB controller 2
Onboard USB controller 3
Onboard USB 2.0 controller
Onboard SATA
Onboard LAN
Onboard HD audio
Onboard VGA
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B
C
D
shared
—
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shared
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shared
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shared
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shared
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E
F
G
H
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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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1.8.4
PCI slots
The PCI slots support cards such as
a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and
other cards that comply with PCI
specifications. The figure shows a
LAN card installed on a PCI slot.
1.8.5
PCI Express x16 slot
This motherboard supports PCI
Express x16 graphic cards that
comply with the PCI Express
specifications. The figure shows a
graphics card installed on the PCI
Express x16 slot.
1.8.6
PCI Express x1 slot
This motherboard supports PCI
Express x1 network cards, SCSI cards
and other cards that comply with the
PCI Express specifications. The figure
shows a network card installed on the
PCI Express x1 slot.
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1.9
1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system
setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard
button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include
system setup information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1.
Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2.
Remove the onboard battery.
3.
Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the
cap on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back to
pins 1-2.
4.
Re-install the battery.
5.
Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6.
Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC
jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
CLRTC
P4RD1-MX
®
P4RD1-MX Clear RTC RAM
2
1
Normal
(Default)
3
2
Clear CMOS
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to
overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R. (CPU
Parameter Recall) feature. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS
can automatically reset parameter settings to default values.
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2.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34, USBPW56,
USBPW78)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep
mode (CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power
mode) using the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up
from S3 and S4 sleep modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh,
power supply in reduced power mode).
The USBPWR12 and USBPWR34 jumpers are for the rear USB ports.
The USBPWR56 and USBPWR78 jumper is for the internal USB
connectors that you can connect to additional USB ports.
USBPW12
USBPW34
3
2
2
1
+5V
(Default)
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®
1 2
P4RD1-MX USB device wake-up
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+5VSB
USBPW56
USBPW78
+5V
(Default)
2 3
+5VSB
•
The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can
provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port; otherwise,
the system would not power up.
•
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
3.
Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up
feature. Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) to wake up the computer
when you press a key on the keyboard (the default is the Space Bar).
This feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A
on the +5VSB lead, and a corresponding setting in the BIOS.
KBPWR
1 2
+5V
(Default)
2 3
+5VSB
P4RD1-MX
®
P4RD1-MX Keyboard power setting
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1.10
Connectors
1.10.1 Rear panel connectors
1
2
3
4
5
6
11
10
9
8
7
1.
PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
2.
Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner, or
other devices.
3.
LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows 10/100Mbps 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
10M Linking / Orange
100M Linking/ Green
Status
Description
Status
OFF
No link
OFF
No Link
Blinking
10M Activity
Blicking
100M Activity
10Mbps
LED
100Mbps
LED
Description
LAN port
4.
Line In jack. This Line In (light blue) jack connects a tape player or
other audio sources. In 6-channel configuration, the function of this
port becomes Surround Out.
5.
Line Out jack. This Line Out (lime) jack connects a headphone or a
speaker. In 6-channel mode, the function of this jack becomes Front
Speaker Out.
6.
Microphone jack. This Mic (pink) jack connects a microphone. In
6-channel mode, the function of this jack becomes Center/Bass.
Refer to the audio configuration table for the function of the audio ports
in 2, 4, or 6-channel configuration.
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Audio 2, 4, or 6-channel configuration
Port
Headset
2-channel
Light Blue
4-channel
6-channel
Line In
Surround Out
Surround Out
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Mic In
Center/Bass
7.
USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB)
ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
8.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB)
ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
9.
VGA port. This port connects to VGA or LCD monitor.
10. Serial connector. This 9-pin COM1 port is for serial devices.
11. PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
1.10.2 Internal connectors
1.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable.
Insert one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other
end to the signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection
when using an FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
FLOPPY
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
P4RD1-MX
®
PIN 1
P4RD1-MX Floppy disk drive connector
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2.
IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE, SEC_IDE)
These connectors are for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cables.
The Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable has three connectors: a
blue connector for the primary IDE connector on the motherboard,
a black connector for an Ultra DMA 133/100/66 IDE slave device
(optical drive/hard disk drive), and a gray connector for an Ultra DMA
133/100/66 IDE master device (hard disk drive). If you install two
hard disk drives to the same cable, you must configure the second
drive as a slave device by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer to the
hard disk documentation for the jumper settings.
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole
on the Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion
when you connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 IDE
devices.
®
P4RD1-MX IDE connector
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PRI_IDE
P4RD1-MX
SEC_IDE
•
1
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
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3.
Serial ATA connectors
(7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA
hard disk drives.
GND
RSATA_TXP4
RSATA_TXN4
GND
RSATA_RXP4
RSATA_RXN4
GND
SATA4
GND
RSATA_TXP3
RSATA_TXN3
GND
RSATA_RXP3
RSATA_RXN3
GND
SATA3
SATA2
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
P4RD1-MX
®
SATA1
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
P4RD1-MX SATA connectors
Important notes on Serial ATA
4.
•
Due to chipset limitation, you cannot configure a RAID 0 set or JBOD
with more than two hard drives.
•
Install the Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows® XP
Service Pack1 before using Serial ATA.
TV-out connector (6-1 pin TV_C)
®
TV_C
P4RD1-MX TV out connector
1
GND
P4RD1-MX
GND
CVBS out
S-video C out
S-video Y out
This 6-1 pin connector is for the TV-out port module that allows
you to connect a television to your system. Connect one end of
the TV-out cable to this connector and the other end to the TV-out
module.
The TV-out module is purchased separately.
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5.
CPU, Power, and Chassis fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin PWR_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350mA~2000mA (24W max.)
or a total of 1A~3.48A (41.36W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan cables
to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the black
wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors.
Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on the
fan connectors.
CPU_FAN
CPU_FAN
Rotation
+12V
GND
PWR_FAN
PWR_FAN
Rotation
+12V
GND
P4RD1-MX
®
CHA_FAN
Rotation
+12V
GND
CHA_FAN
P4RD1-MX Fan connectors
6.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78)
P4RD1-MX
®
1
P4RD1-MX USB 2.0 connectors
USB56
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
USB78
1
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
USB+5V
USB_P6USB_P6+
GND
NC
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB/GAME
module cable to any of these connectors, then install the module to a
slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
The USB/Game module is purchased separately.
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7.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
These connectors are for an ATX power supply. The plugs from
the power supply are designed to fit these connectors in only one
orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the
connectors completely fit.
•
It is recommended that you use an ATX 12 V Specification
2.0-compliant power supply unit (PSU) with a minimum of 350 W
power rating. This PSU type has 24-pin and 4-pin power plugs.
•
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12 V power plug;
otherwise, the system will not boot up.
•
Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when
configuring a system with more power-consuming devices. The
system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is
inadequate.
•
You must install a PSU with a higher power rating if you intend to
install additional devices.
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®
+12V DC
GND
+12V DC
GND
ATX12V
P4RD1-MX ATX power connectors
8.
EATXPWR
+3 Volts
-12 Volts
Ground
PSON#
Ground
Ground
Ground
-5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
Power OK
+5V Standby
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+3 Volts
Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)
This connector is for the 4-pin audio cable that connects to the audio
connector at the back of the optical drive.
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®
P4RD1-MX CD audio connector
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Left Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Right Audio Channel
CD
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9.
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor
or switch. Connect one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch
cable to this connector. The chassis intrusion sensor or switch sends
a high-level signal to this connector when a chassis component
is removed or replaced. The signal is then generated as a chassis
intrusion event.
By default, the pins labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted
with a jumper cap. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to
use the chassis intrusion detection feature.
®
Chassis Signal
GND
P4RD1-MX
+5VSB_MB
CHASSIS
(Default)
P4RD1-MX Chassis intrusion connector
10. Digital Audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
P4RD1-MX
SPDIF_OUT
+5V
®
SPDIFOUT
GND
This connector is for the S/PDIF audio module to allow digital sound
output. Connect one end of the S/PDIF audio cable to this connector
and the other end to the S/PDIF module.
P4RD1-MX Digital audio connector
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
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11. GAME/MIDI port connector (16-1 pin GAME)
This connector is for a GAME/MIDI port. Connect the USB/GAME
module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis. The GAME/MIDI port
connects a joystick or game pad for playing games, and MIDI devices
for playing or editing audio files.
+5V
J2B1
J2CX
MIDI_OUT
J2CY
J2B2
MIDI_IN
P5RD1-V
®
P4RD1-MX GAME connector
+5V
J1B1
J1CX
GND
GND
J1CY
J1B2
+5V
GAME
The USB/GAME module is purchased separately.
12. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module
that supports either HD Audio or legacy AC ʻ97 audio standard.
Connect one end of the front panel audio I/O module cable to this
connector.
AAFP
BLINE_OUT_L
Legacy AC 97
compliant definition
AGND
+5VA
BLINE_OUT_R
SENSE2_RETUR
GND
PRESENCE#
SENSE1_RETUR
Azalia
compliant definition
P4RD1-MX
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
PORT1 L
PORT1 R
PORT2 R
SENSE_SEND
PORT2 L
®
P4RD1-MX Analog front panel connector
•
Connect a high-definiton front panel audio module to this connector
to avail the high-definition audio features of the motherboard.
•
By default, this connector is set to legacy ACʼ97 audio. If you
want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector, enable the HD Audio Controller item in the BIOS.
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13. System panel connector (20-pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
SPEAKER
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
PLED-
PLED+
PLED
®
IDE LED
Reset
Ground
P4RD1-MX
PWR
Ground
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
PANEL
RESET
PWR
P4RD1-MX System panel connector
The sytem panel connector is color-coded for easy connection. Refer to
the connector description below for details.
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•
System power LED (Green 3-pin PLED)
This 3-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis
power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up
when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in
sleep mode.
•
Hard disk drive activity (Red 2-pin IDE_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD
Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes
when data is read from or written to the HDD.
•
System warning speaker (Orange 4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning
speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
•
Power button (Yellow 2-pin PWR)
This connector is for the system power button.
•
Reset button (Blue 2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for
system reboot without turning off the system power.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter tells how to change
the system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions
of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
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2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
ASUS AFUDOS (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable floppy
disk.)
2.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy
disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or gets
corrupted.)
3.
ASUS EZ Flash (Updates the BIOS in DOS using a floppy disk or the
motherboard support CD.)
4.
ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy
disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original
motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.
2.1.1
1.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click Start from the Windows® desktop, then select My Computer.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click File from the menu, then select Format. A Format 3 1/2
Floppy Disk window appears.
e. Select Create an MS-DOS startup disk from the format options
field, then click Start.
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Windows® 2000 environment
To create a set of boot disks for Windows® 2000:
a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. Insert the Windows® 2000 CD to the optical drive.
c. Click Start, then select Run.
d. From the Open field, type
D:\bootdisk\makeboot a:
assuming that D: is your optical drive.
e. Press <Enter>, then follow screen instructions to continue.
2.
Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable
floppy disk.
2.1.2
AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment
using a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also
allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when
the BIOS fails or gets corrupted during the updating process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
•
Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at
least 1.2 MB free space to save the file.
•
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS
screen displays may not be exactly the same as shown.
1.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
2.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /o[filename]
where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than
eight alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three
alphanumeric characters for the extension name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.ROM
Main filename
ASUS P4RD1-MX
Extension name
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3.
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy
disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS
V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2003 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights
reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
Write to file ...ok
A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS
file.
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact
BIOS filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable
floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /iP4RD1MX.ROM
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4.
The utility reads the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iP4RD1MX.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS
V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2003 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights
reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ..... done
Reading flash .... done
Advance Check........
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent system boot failure!
5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is
completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
A:\>afudos /iP4RD1MX.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS
V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2003 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights
reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ..... done
Reading flash .... done
Advance Check.........
Erasing flash ..... done
Writing flash ..... done
Verifying flash ... done
Please restart your computer
A:\>
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2.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to
restore the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating
process. You can update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard
support CD or the floppy disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
•
Prepare the motherboard support CD or the floppy disk containing
the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
•
Make sure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the
floppy disk to P4RD1MX.ROM.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the
corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “P4RD1MX.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
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Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
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Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the
system.
2.
Insert the support CD to the optical drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When no floppy disk is found, the utility automatically checks the
optical drive for the original or updated BIOS file. The utility then
updates the corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
Checking for CD-ROM...
CD-ROM found!
Reading file “P4RD1MX.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this
motherboard. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the
latest BIOS file.
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ASUS EZ Flash utility
The ASUS EZ Flash feature allows you to update the BIOS without having
to go through the long process of booting from a floppy disk and using
a DOS-based utility. The EZ Flash utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is
accessible by pressing <Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self Tests
(POST).
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard and rename the same to P4RD1MX.ROM.
2.
Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk, then restart the system.
3.
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.
EZFlash starting BIOS update
Checking for floppy...
4.
Insert the floppy disk that contains the BIOS file to the floppy disk
drive. When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash performs the BIOS
update process and automatically reboots the system when done.
EZFlash starting BIOS update
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “P4RD1MX.ROM”. Completed.
Start erasing.......|
Start programming...|
Flashed successfully. Rebooting.
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Do not shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent system boot failure!
•
A “Floppy not found!” error message appears if there is no floppy
disk in the drive. A “P4RD1MX.ROM not found!” error message
appears if the correct BIOS file is not found in the floppy disk. Make
sure that you rename the BIOS file to P4RD1MX.ROM.
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2.1.5
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update
the motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility
allows you to:
•
Save the current BIOS file
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
•
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
•
View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network
or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update VX.XX.XX. See
page 3-4 for the Utilities screen menu.
3.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this
utility.
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Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
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1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking
Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS
Update main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from
the Internet option from the
drop-down menu, then click
Next.
3.
Select the ASUS FTP site
nearest you to avoid network
traffic, or click Auto Select.
Click Next.
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4.
From the FTP site, select the
BIOS version that you wish to
download. Click Next.
5.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself
through the Internet. Always
update the utility to avail all
its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility
from the Windows® desktop by
clicking Start > Programs > ASUS
> ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate.
The ASUS Update main window
appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from a file
option from the drop-down menu,
then click Next.
3.
Locate the BIOS file from the
Open window, then click Open.
4.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
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2.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can
update using the provided utility described in section “2.1 Managing and
updating your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section
explains how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change
the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can
enable the security password feature or change the power management
settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup
program so that the computer can recognize these changes and record
them in the CMOS RAM of the firmware hub.
The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you
start up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to
run this program. Press <Del> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to
enter the Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del>, or by pressing the reset button on the system
chassis. You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on.
Do this last option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being
a menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus
and make your selections from the available options using the navigation
keys.
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The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most
conditions to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes
unstable after changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings
to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Default
Settings item under the Exit Menu. See section “2.7 Exit Menu.”
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference
purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your
screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for this motherboard.
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
2.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Menu bar
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Configuration fields
[11:51:19]
[Thu 09/07/2005]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary Slave
: [ST320413A]
: [Not Detected]
: [Not Detected]
: [Not Detected]
General help
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
System Information
Sub-menu items
2.2.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default
settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
2.2.3
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for
that particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu
and change the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that
menu. For example, selecting Main
shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Advanced, Power,
Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
2.2.5
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Language
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
[11:10:19]
[Thu 03/27/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[English]
:[ST320413A]
:[ASUS CD-S340]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
System Information
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Main menu items
Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the
iteam has a sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press
<Enter>.
2.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is userconfigurable, you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You
cannot select an item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when
selected. To change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to
display a list of options. Refer to “2.2.7 Pop-up window.”
2.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with
the configuration options for that item.
2.2.8
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side
of a menu screen when there are items
that do not fit on the screen. Press the
Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up>/
<Page Down> keys to display the other
items on the screen.
2.2.9
General help
At the top right corner of the menu
screen is a brief description of the
selected item.
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Advanced Chipset settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
Memory Acceleration Mode
DRAM Idle Timer
DRAm Refresh Rate
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Graphic Adapter Priority
Graphics Aperture Size
Spread Spectrum
[AGP/PCI]
[ 64 MB]
[Enabled]
ICH Delayed Transaction
[Enabled]
MPS Revision
[1.4]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Pop-up window
Scroll bar
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2.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears,
giving you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “2.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu
screen items and how to navigate through them.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
Fifth IDE Master
Sixth IDE Master
[11:51:19]
[Thu 10/07/2005]
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
: [ST320413A]
: [Not Detected]
: [Not Detected]
: [Not Detected]
: [None]
: [None]
: [None]
: [None]
System Information
2.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
2.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
2.3.3
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.]
[720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[2.88M, 3.5 in.]
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Primary, Secondary, Third and Fourth IDE Master/Slave
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE
devices. There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device
item then press <Enter> to display the IDE device information.
Primary IDE Master
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: ST320413A
Size
: 20.0GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
: Supported
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-5
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
[Auto]
LBA/Large Mode
[Auto]
Block(Multi-sector Transfer) M [Auto]
PIO Mode
[Auto]
DMA Mode
[Auto]
SMART Monitoring
[Auto]
32Bit Data Transfer
[Disabled]
The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items
(Device, Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra
DMA, and SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable.
These items show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to Auto allows automatic selection
of the appropriate IDE device type. Select CDROM if you are specifically
configuring a CD-ROM drive. Select ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device)
if your device is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive.
Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to Auto enables the LBA mode
if the device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously
formatted with LBA mode disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) M [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to Auto, the
data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if
the device supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled],
the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
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PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0] [SWDMA1] [SWDMA2]
[MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0] [UDMA1] [UDMA2] [UDMA3]
[UDMA4] [UDMA5] [UDMA6]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.3.5
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The
BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu.
AMIBIOS
Version
: 0202
Build Date : 08/29/05
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2.80GHz
: 2800 MHz
: 1
System Memory
Size
: 512MB
AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information
Processor
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory
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Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU
and other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Configure CPU.
USB Configuration
JumperFree Configuration
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCIPnP
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
2.4.1
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub-screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
USB Configuration
Module Version - 2.24.0-10.4
USB Devices Enabled:
None
USB Controller
Legacy USB Support
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
[USB OHCI + EHCI]
[Auto]
[HiSpeed]
[Enabled]
The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the
auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows None.
USB Controller [USB OHCI + EHCI]
Allows you to disabled or set the USB controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [USB OHCI] [USB OHCI + EHCI]
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Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for USB devices on legacy operating
systems (OS). Setting to Auto allows the system to detect the presence
of USB devices at startup. If detected, the USB controller legacy mode is
enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or
Full Speed (12 Mbps).
Configuration options: [HiSpeed] [Full Speed]
BIOS EHCI Hand-off [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the BIOS EHCI hand-off function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.4.2
JumperFree Configuration
AI Overclocking
[Auto]
Configure System Frequency/Voltage
PCIE Frequency
Spread Spectrum Setting
[100]
[0.2%]
DDR Voltage
[Auto]
AI Overclocking [Auto]
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU internal
frequency. Select either one of the preset overclocking configuration
options:
Manual - allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
Auto - loads the optimal settings for the system.
Standard - loads the standard settings for the system.
Overclock Profile - loads overclocking profiles with optimal parameters for
stability when overclocking.
PCI Express Frequency [100]
Sets the PCI Express frequency. Use the plus (+) or minus (-) keys to adjust
the frequency values.
Configuration options: [100] ~ [255]
Spread Spectrum Setting [0.2%]
Sets the clock generator spread spectrum.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [0.1%] [0.2%] ~ [1.0%]
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DDR Voltage [Auto]
Allows selection of the DDR SDRAM operating voltage. Set to Auto for safe
mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [2.50V] [2.60V] [2.70V] [2.80V]
Refer to the DDR documentation before setting the memory voltage.
Setting a very high memory voltage may damage the memory module(s)!
The following item appears only when the AI Overclocking item is set to
[Manual].
CPU Frequency [XXX] (value is auto-detected)
Indicates the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus
and PCI bus. The bus frequency (external frequency) multiplied by the bus
multiple equals the CPU speed. The value of this item is auto-detected by
BIOS. The values range from 100 to 400. Use the <+> and <-> keys to
adjust the value.
Selecting a very high CPU frequency may cause the system to become
unstable! If this happens, revert to the default setting.
Memory Clock Mode [Auto]
Allows you to set the memory clock mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Sync to CPU] [Async Manual Mode]
Memory Frequency [300]
Allows you to set the memory frequency. This item appears only when the
Memory Clock Mode item is set to [Async Manual Mode].
Configuration options: [100] ~ [300]
The following item appears only when the AI Overclocking item is set to
[Overclock Profile].
Overclock Options [Overclock 5%]
Allows you to set the oveclocking options.
Configuration options: [Overclock 5%] [Overclock 10%] [Overclock 15%]
[Overclock 20%] [Overclock 30%] [FSB 900MHz] [FSB 950MHz] [FSB
1000MHz] [FSB 1066MHz]
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2.4.3
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
Configure Advanced CPU settings
Manufacturer:
Brand String:
Frequency
:
FSB Speed
:
Cache L1
Cache L2
Cache L3
Intel
Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2.80GHz
2800 MHz
800 MHz
: 16 KB
: 1024 KB
: 0 KB
Ratio Status: Unlocked
Ratio Actual Value : 18
Ratio CMOS Setting:
HyperThreading Function
Microcode Updation
Max CPUID Value Limit:
CPU Internal Thermal Control
[ 24]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
Sets the ratio between
CPU Core Clock and the
FSB Frequency.
NOTE: If an invalid
ratio is set in CMOS
then actual and
setpoint values may
differ.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Ratio CMOS Setting [24]
Sets the ratio between the CPU Core Clock and the Front Side Bus
frequency. The default value of this item is auto-detected by BIOS. Use the
<+> or <-> keys to adjust the values.
You can only adjust the Ratio CMOS if you installed an unlocked CPU.
Refer to the CPU documentation for details.
HyperThreading Function [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Intel® HyperThreading technology function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Microcode Updation [Enabled]
Disables or enables the microcode updation function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
Enable this item to boot legacy operating systems that cannot support
CPUs with extended CPUID functions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Internal Thermal Control [Auto]
Disables or sets the CPU internal thermal control.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
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Chipset
The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
NorthBridge Configuration
SouthBridge Configuration
NorthBridge configuration
The NorthBridge configuration submenu allows you to change the
NorthBridge settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the
sub-menu items.
Memory Reference Code (MRC) Version 5.9
Boots Graphic Adapter Priority [PEG/IGD]
Current Memory Clock
333MHz
Surround View Function
[Disabled]
UMA Frame Buffer Size
[64MB]
Select which graphics
controller to use
as the primary boot
device.
Advanced NB
Boots Graphic Adapter Priority [PEG/IGD]
Allows you to select the primary graphics boot device.
Configuration options: [IGD*] [PEG*/IGD] [PCI/IGD]
* IGD - Integrated Graphics Display
* PEG - PCI Express Graphics
Current Memory Clock [333MHz]
Displays the current memory clock. This item is not user configurable.
Surround View Function [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the surround view function. This item is
user-configurable only when you installed an ATI PCI Express graphics card.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
UMA Frame Buffer Size [64MB]
Sets the UMA frame buffer size.
Configuration options: [32MB] [64MB] [128MB]
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Advanced NB
The Advanced NorthBridge configuration submenu allows you to change
advanced NorthBridge settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to
display the sub-menu items.
DRAM 1T/2T Command
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
DRAM CAS Select
DRAM tRP Select
DRAM tRCD Select
DRAM tRAS Select
Refresh Rate Select
[2T]
[Enabled]
[2.5 Clocks]
[3.0 Clocks]
[3.0 Clocks]
[7.0 Clocks]
[7.8 us]
DRAM 1T/2T Command [2T]
Sets the DRAM 1T/2T command. Configuration options: [1T] [2T]
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
When this item is enabled, the DRAM timing parameters are set according
to the DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect). When disabled, you can manually
set the DRAM timing parameters through the DRAM sub-tems. The following
sub-items appear when this item is Disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DRAM CAS Select [2.5 Clocks]
Controls the latency between the SDRAM read command and the time
the data actually becomes available.
Configuration options: [1.0 Clocks] [1.5 Clocks] [2.0 Clocks]
[2.5 Clocks] [3.0 Clocks] [3.5 Clocks]
DRAM tRP Select [3.0 Clocks]
Sets the DRAM tRP.
Configuration options: [2.0 Clocks] [3.0 Clocks] [4.0 Clocks] [5.0 Clocks]
DRAM tRCD Select [3.0 Clocks]
Sets the DRAM tRCD.
Configuration options: [2.0 Clocks] [3.0 Clocks] [4.0 Clocks]
DRAM tRAS Select [7.0 Clocks]
Sets the RAS Activate timing to Precharge timing.
Configuration options: [1.0 Clocks] [2.0 Clocks] ~ [15.0 Clocks]
Refresh Rate Select [7.8 us]
Sets the refresh rate select.
Configuration options: [15.625 us] [3.9 us] [7.8 us] [31.3 us]
[62.5 us] [125 us]
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SouthBridge configuration
The SouthBridge configuration submenu allows you to change the
SouthBridge settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the
sub-menu items.
Azalia Controller
Serial ATA Controller
SATA Mode Controller
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[SATA Mode]
Ethernet Controller
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Azalia Controller [Enabled]
Enable or disable Azalia Controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enable]
Serial ATA Controller [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Serial ATA controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SATA Mode Controller [SATA Mode]
Sets SATA Boot ROM.
Configuration options: [SATA Mode] [Raid Mode]
Ethernet Controller [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Onboard LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Enables or disables the LAN Boot ROM.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.4.5
Onboard Devices Configuration
Configure ITE8712 Super IO Chipset
Serial Port1 Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
ECP Mode DMA Channel
EPP Version
Parallel Port IRQ
Onboard Game Port
Onboard MIDI Port
MIDI IRQ Select
[3F8/IRQ4]
[378]
[EPP+ECP]
[DMA3]
[1.9]
[IRQ7]
[Enabled]
[330]
[IRQ5]
Allow BIOS to Select
Serial Port1 Base
Addresses.
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4]
[2E8/IRQ3]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to disable or select the Parallel Port base addresses.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278]
Parallel Port Mode [EPP+ECP]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [EPP] [ECP] [EPP+ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
EPP Version [1.9]
Allows selection of the Parallel Port EPP version. This item appears
only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to EPP.
Configuration options: [1.9] [1.7]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Set IRQ for the Parallel Port.
Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
Onboard Game Port [Enabled]
Enables or disables the onboard Game port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard MIDI Port [330]
Enables or disables the onboard MIDI port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [300] [330]
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MIDI IRQ Select [IRQ5]
Allows you to set the MIDI port IRQ address.
Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7] [IRQ10] [IRQ11]
2.4.6
PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for
PCI/PnP devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources
for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block
for legacy ISA devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S
PCI Latency Timer
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
Palette Snooping
[No]
[64]
[Yes]
[Disabled]
IRQ-3 assigned to
IRQ-4 assigned to
IRQ-5 assigned to
IRQ-7 assigned to
IRQ-9 assigned to
IRQ-10 assigned to
IRQ-11 assigned to
IRQ-14 assigned to
IRQ-15 assigned to
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
NO:lets the BIOS
configure all the
devices in the system
YES:lets the operation
system config Plug and
Play (PnP) devices not
required for boot if
your system has a Plug
and Play operating
system.
Plug and Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set
to [Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating
system configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device
latency timer register.
Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160] [192] [224] [248]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card requests
for an IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the PCI VGA
card even if requested.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
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Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], BIOS informs the PCI devices that an ISA graphics
device is installed in the system so the card will function correctly.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IRQ-xx assigned to, DMA Channel x [PCI Device]
When set to [PCI Device], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP
devices. When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA devices.
Configuration options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]
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2.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) and the Advanced Power
Management (APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display the
configuration options.
Suspend Mode
Repost Video on S3 Resume
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI APIC Support
[Auto]
[No]
[No]
[Enabled]
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
2.5.1
Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) state to be used for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]
2.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume [No]
Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
2.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support [No]
Allows you to add more tables for Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) 2.0 specifications.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
2.5.4
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) support in the Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
(ASIC). When set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the
RSDT pointer list.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.5.5
APM Configuration
APM Configuration
Power Button Mode
[On/Off]
Restore on AC Power Loss
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard
Power On By PS/2 Mouse
Power On By RTC Alarm
Power On By External Modems
Power On By PCI Devices
Power On By OnBraod LAN
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Power Button Mode [On/Off]
Allows the system to go into On/Off mode or suspend mode when the
power button is pressed.
Configuration options: [On/Off] [Suspend]
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]
When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power
loss. When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power loss.
When set to Last State, the system goes into either off or on state,
whatever the system state was before the AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to use specific keys on the keyboard to turn on the system.
This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the
+5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse
to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that
provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this
item is set to Enabled, the items RTC Alarm Date, RTC Alarm Hour, RTC
Alarm Minute, and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By External Modems [Disabled]
This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the
computer when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in
Soft-off mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and
applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the
first try. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the
computer is off causes an initialization string that turns the system
power on.
Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system
through a PCI LAN or modem card. This feature requires an ATX power
supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By OnBoard LAN [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system
through an onboard LAN module.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The Power On By OnBoard LAN item shows up only when the Power On
By PCI Devices item is set to Enabled.
2.5.6
Hardware Monitor
Hardware Monitor
MB Temperature
CPU Temperature
[36ºC/96.5ºF]
[39ºC/102.5ºF]
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
Power Fan Speed
[3902 RPM]
[N/A]
[N/A]
VCORE Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
[ 1.360V]
[ 3.264V]
[ 5.034V]
[11.855V]
MB Temperature [xxx°C/ xxx°F]
CPU Temperature [xxx°C/xxx°F]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
motherboard and CPU temperatures. Select Disabled if you do not wish to
display the detected temperatures.
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CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A.
Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
chassis fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected
to the chassis, the specific field shows N/A.
Power Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
power fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected
to the power fan connector, the specific field shows N/A.
VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output
through the onboard voltage regulators.
2.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Boot Settings
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
2.6.1
Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
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1st ~ xxth Boot Device [1st Floppy Drive]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available
devices. The number of device items that appears on the screen depends
on the number of devices installed in the system.
Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled]
2.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Full Screen Logo
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Interrupt 19 Capture
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST)
while booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set
to [Disabled], BIOS performs all the POST items.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo™ feature.
Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Wait for ʻF1ʼ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when
error occurs.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Hit ʻDELʼ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run
Setup” during POST.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap
Interrupt 19.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.6.3
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
Change Supervisor Password
Select Screen
Select Item
+Change Option
F1
General Help
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password.
Theand
Supervisor
F10 Save
Exit
Password item on top of the screen shows the defaultESC
NotExit
Installed. After
Change Supervisor Password
you set a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six
letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you successfully set your
password.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a
user password.
To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password
then press <Enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS
Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “1.9 Jumpers” for information
on how to erase the RTC RAM.
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After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow
you to change other security settings.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
[Full Access]
[Setup]
User Access Level [Full Access]
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
+F1
F10
ESC
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
No Access prevents user access to the Setup utility.
View Only allows access but does not allow change to any field.
Limited allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and Time.
Full Access allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup
utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password
item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a
password, this item shows Installed.
To set a User Password:
1.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at
least six letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
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Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the
Setup utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both
when accessing Setup and booting the system.
Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
2.7
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values
for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the
options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the
Exit menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM.
An onboard backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even
when the PC is turned off. When you select this option, a confirmation
window appears. Select Ok to save changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes,
the program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save
your changes before exiting. Press <Enter> to save the changes while
exiting.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you
made to the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than
System Date, System Time, and Password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation
before exiting.
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Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears.
Select Ok to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters
on the Setup menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a
confirmation window appears. Select Ok to load default values. Select Exit
& Save Changes or make other changes before saving the values to the
non-volatile RAM.
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This chapter describes the contents
of the support CD that comes with
the motherboard package.
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3.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® 2000/2003 Server/XP operating
systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding
updates to maximize the features of your hardware.
3.2
•
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for reference only. Refer to
your OS documentation for detailed information.
•
Make sure that you install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the
Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later versions before installing the
drivers for better compatibility and system stability.
Support CD information
The support CD that came with the motherboard package contains the
drivers, software applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all
motherboard features.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time
without notice. Visit the ASUS website(www.asus.com) for updates.
3.2.1
Running the support CD
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the
Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
Click an icon to display
support CD/motherboard
information
Click an item to install
If Autorun is not enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the
support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Doubleclick the ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
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3.2.2
Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
ASUS Install-Installation Wizard for Drivers
Installs the ASUS Driver Installation Wizard.
ULI Chipset Driver
Installs the ULI® chipset drivers.
ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Chipset Driver
Installs the ATI® RADEON® XPRESS 200 chipset drivers.
SoundMAX ADI1986A Audio Driver
Installs the ADI AD1986A SoundMAX audio driver and application.
ULI PCI Fast Ethernet Driver
Installs ULI® PCI Fast Ethernet Driver.
USB 2.0 Driver
Installs the Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) driver.
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3.2.3
Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the
motherboard supports.
ASUS PC Probe II
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system
voltages, and alerts you of any detected problems. This utility helps you
keep your computer in healthy operating condition.
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in a
Windows® environment. This utility requires an Internet connection either
through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP). See page 2-9 for
details.
ASUS Screen Saver
Installs the ASUS screen saver.
ADOBE Acrobat Reader V7.0
Installs the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader V7.0.
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
Installs the Microsoft® DirectX 9.0c driver.
Anti-virus utility
The anti-virus application scans, identifies, and removes computer viruses.
View the online help for detailed information.
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3.2.4
Make Disk menu
The Make Disk menu allows you to create a driver disk for the onboard
SATA RAID controller.
Make ULI 32bit SATA Driver Disk
Allows you to create a RAID driver disk for the ULI® SATA RAID
configuration.
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3.2.5
Manuals menu
The Manuals menu contains a list of supplementary user manuals. Click an
item to open the folder of the user manual.
3.2.6
•
Most user manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install
the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader from the Utilities menu before opening
a user manual file.
•
Some user manuals listed in this menu may not be applicable for this
motherboard model.
ASUS Contact information
Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can also
find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
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