Terminator 2
Barebone System
Model T2-PE1
E2151
First Edition V1
August 2005
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Table of contents
Notices ................................................................................................ vi
Safety information ............................................................................. vii
About this guide ............................................................................... viii
System package contents ................................................................... x
Chapter 1: System Introduction
1.1
Welcome! .............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Front panel (external) .......................................................... 1-2
1.3
Front panel (internal) ........................................................... 1-4
1.4
Rear panel ............................................................................. 1-5
1.5
Internal components ............................................................ 1-7
Chapter 2:
Basic Installation
2.1
Preparation ........................................................................... 2-2
2.2
Before you proceed .............................................................. 2-2
2.3
Removing the cover ............................................................. 2-3
2.4
Removing the power supply unit .......................................... 2-4
2.5
Installing a CPU ..................................................................... 2-5
2.6
2.7
2.5.1
Removing the CPU fan and heatsink assembly ....... 2-5
2.5.2
CPU installation ....................................................... 2-6
2.5.3
Reinstalling the CPU fan and heatsink assembly ..... 2-9
Installing a DIMM ................................................................. 2-10
2.6.1
Memory configurations ......................................... 2-10
2.6.2
DIMM installation ................................................... 2-12
Installing an expansion card ............................................... 2-13
2.7.1
Expansion slots ..................................................... 2-13
2.7.2
Expansion card installation ................................... 2-14
2.7.3
Configuring an expansion card .............................. 2-15
2.8
Installing an optical drive .................................................... 2-16
2.9
Installing a floppy disk drive ............................................... 2-19
2.10
Installing a hard disk drive (HDD) ....................................... 2-20
2.11
Reinstalling the power supply unit ...................................... 2-22
2.12
Replacing the cover ............................................................ 2-24
2.13
Connecting external devices .............................................. 2-25
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Chapter 3:
3.1
Installing an operating system ............................................. 3-2
3.2
Powering up .......................................................................... 3-2
3.3
Support CD information ........................................................ 3-2
3.4
3.3.1
Running the support CD ......................................... 3-3
3.3.2
Drivers menu .......................................................... 3-3
3.3.3
Utilities menu .......................................................... 3-4
3.3.4
ASUS contact information ...................................... 3-5
3.3.5
Other information ................................................... 3-6
Software information ........................................................... 3-7
3.4.1
ASUS Instant Music ................................................. 3-7
3.4.2
ASUS Update .......................................................... 3-9
3.4.3
ASUS PC Probe II ................................................... 3-11
Chapter 4:
Motherboard Info
4.1
Introduction .......................................................................... 4-2
4.2
Motherboard layout .............................................................. 4-2
4.3
Jumper ................................................................................. 4-3
4.4
Connectors ........................................................................... 4-4
Chapter 5:
5.1
5.2
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Starting up
BIOS Information
Managing and updating your BIOS ........................................ 5-2
5.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk .............................. 5-2
5.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash utility .............................................. 5-3
5.1.3
AFUDOS utility ........................................................ 5-4
5.1.4
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility ................................ 5-6
5.1.5
ASUS Update utility ................................................ 5-8
BIOS setup program ........................................................... 5-11
5.2.1
BIOS menu screen ................................................. 5-12
5.2.2
Menu bar ............................................................... 5-12
5.2.3
Navigation keys .................................................... 5-12
5.2.4
Menu items ........................................................... 5-13
5.2.5
Sub-menu items ................................................... 5-13
Table of contents
5.3
5.4
5.5
5.6
5.7
5.2.6
Configuration fields .............................................. 5-13
5.2.7
Pop-up window ..................................................... 5-13
5.2.8
Scroll bar .............................................................. 5-13
5.2.9
General help .......................................................... 5-13
Main menu .......................................................................... 5-14
5.3.1
System Time ......................................................... 5-14
5.3.2
System Date ......................................................... 5-14
5.3.3
Legacy Diskette A ................................................ 5-14
5.3.4
Primary IDE Master/Slave,
Serial ATA Ports 1 ~ 4 ......................................... 5-15
5.3.5
System Information .............................................. 5-17
Advanced menu .................................................................. 5-18
5.4.1
CPU Configuration ................................................. 5-18
5.4.2
Chipset Configuration ........................................... 5-19
5.4.3
Onboard Devices Configuration ............................ 5-22
5.4.4
PCI PnP Configuration ........................................... 5-23
5.4.5
Jumperfree Configuration ..................................... 5-25
5.4.6
Instant Music Configuration .................................. 5-26
5.4.7
USB Configuration ................................................. 5-27
Power menu ........................................................................ 5-28
5.5.1
Suspend Mode ...................................................... 5-28
5.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume ................................ 5-28
5.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support .................................................. 5-28
5.5.4
ACPI APIC Support ................................................ 5-28
5.5.5
Hardware Monitor ................................................. 5-29
5.5.6
APM Configuration ................................................ 5-30
Boot menu .......................................................................... 5-32
5.6.1
Boot Device Priority .............................................. 5-32
5.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 5-33
5.6.3
Security ................................................................ 5-34
Exit menu ........................................................................... 5-36
Appendix
Power supply specifications ............................................................. A-2
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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
manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• 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.
W A R N I N G ! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to
the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations.
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• 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 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 devices into the system, carefully read all the
documentation 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.
Lithium-Ion Battery Warning
CAUTION
N: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturerís instructions.
VORSICHT
T: Explosionsgetahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der
Batterie. Ersatz nur durch denselben oder einem vom Hersteller
empfohlenem ähnljchen Typ. Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien nach
Angaben des Herstellers.
LASER PRODUCT WARNING
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
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About this guide
Audience
This guide provides general information and installation instructions about
the ASUS Terminator 2 barebone system. This guide is intended for
experienced users and integrators with hardware knowledge of personal
computers.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
1.
Chapter 1: System introduction
This chapter gives a general description of the ASUS Terminator 2.
The chapter lists the system features, including introduction on the
front and rear panel, and internal components.
2.
Chapter 2: Basic installation
This chapter provides step-by-step instructions on how to install
components in the system.
3.
Chapter 3: Starting up
This chapter helps you power up the system and install drivers and
utilities from the support CD.
4.
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
This chapter gives information about the motherboard that comes
with the system. This chapter includes the motherboard layout,
jumper settings, and connector locations.
5.
Chapter 5: BIOS information
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus and describes the BIOS parameters.
6.
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Appendix
The Appendix includes the power supply unit specification for this
system.
Conventions used in this guide
W A R N I N G : Information to prevent injury to yourself when
trying to complete a task.
C A U T I O N : Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
I M P O R T A N T : Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
N O T E : Tips and additional information to aid in completing a
task.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
1.
ASUS Websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide 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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System package contents
Check your T2-PE1 system package for the following items.
If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer
immediately.
Item description
1 . A S U S T 2 - P E 1 b a r e b o n e s y s t e m with
• ASUS motherboard
• 250 W Passive PFC power supply unit
• PCI Express™ Gigabit LAN port
• CPU fan and heatsink assembly
• 2 x 5.25” drive bays
• 1 x 3.5” floppy disk drive bay
• 1 x 3.5” hard disk drive bay
• 6 x USB 2.0 ports
• 2 x IEEE 1394a ports
• S/PDIF out port
2 . Cables
• AC power cable
• Serial ATA cable
• Serial ATA power cable
• 2-in-1 disk drive cable
3 . Support CD
4 . User guide
5 . Optional items
• Optical drive (CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-ROM/DVD-RW)
• Floppy disk drive
• Floppy disk drive cable
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This chapter gives a general
description of the ASUS
Terminator 2. The chapter lists the
system features including
introduction on the front and rear
panel, and internal components.
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System introduction
Chapter 1
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for choosing the ASUS Terminator 2!
The ASUS Terminator 2 is an all-in-one barebone system with a versatile
home entertainment feature.
The system comes in a stylish mini-tower casing, and powered by the ASUS
motherboard that supports the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor in the 775-land
package with 800/533 MHz FSB and up to 2 GB system memory.
Supporting up to six (6) USB 2.0 ports and PCI Express Gigabit LAN,
Terminator 2 offers extensive connectivity, digital entertainment, and
efficient networking capabilities to meet your personal as well as business
requirements.
With these and many more, the Terminator 2 definitely delivers the cutting
edge technology for your computing and multimedia needs!
1.2
Front panel (external)
The front panel includes the system and audio control buttons, system
LEDs, and LED panel.
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3.
4.
F l o p p y d r i v e d o o r . Open this door to access the floppy disk drive.
O p t i c a l d r i v e d o o r . This door opens when you eject the loading
tray.
E j e c t b u t t o n . Press this button to eject the optical drive loading
tray.
S e c o n d o p t i c a l d r i v e d o o r . This door covers a second optical
drive bay.
. Press this button to turn the system on.
5.
Power button
6.
Power LED
7.
HDD LED
. This LED lights up when data is being read from or
written to the hard disk drive
8.
F r o n t p a n e l I / O d o o r . Open this door to show the front panel
input/output ports.
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. This LED lights up to indicate that the system is ON.
1-3
1.3
Front panel (internal)
The optical drive(s), storage card reader slots, and several I/O ports are
located inside the front panel doors.
Open the front panel doors by pressing the
9
mark.
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9 . F l o p p y d i s k d r i v e . This drive is for a 1.44 MB, 3.5-inch floppy disk.
0.. O p t i c a l d r i v e (optional). This is an IDE optical drive.
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1 1 . Headphone port
mini-plug.
. This port connects a headphone with a stereo
1 2 . Microphone port
. This Mic (pink) port connects a microphone.
1 3 . USB 2.0 ports
2.0 . These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0)
ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse,
printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
1 4 . 4-pin IEEE 1394a port
. This port provides high-speed
connectivity for IEEE 1394a-compliant audio/video devices, storage
peripherals, and other PC devices.
1 5 . 6-pin IEEE 1394a port
. This port provides high-speed
connectivity for IEEE 1394a-compliant audio/video devices, storage
peripherals, and other PC devices.
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1.4
Rear panel
The system rear panel includes the power connector and several I/O ports
that allow convenient connection of devices.
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O p t i c a l S / P D I F p o r t . This port connects your audio system for
5.1-channel surround sound and enhanced 3D audio.
2.
Serial port
. This port connects a mouse, modem, or other
devices that conforms with serial specification.
3.
PS/2 mouse port
mouse.
4.
PS/2 keyboard port
PS/2 keyboard.
5.
VGA port
6.
Parallel port
other devices.
7.
Line Out port
. This Line Out (lime) port connects a headphone
or a speaker. In 4/6-channel mode, the function of this port becomes
Front Speaker Out.
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. This green 6-pin connector is for a PS/2
. This purple 6-pin connector is for a
. This port connects a VGA monitor.
. This 25-pin port connects a printer, scanner, or
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Line In port
. This Line In (light blue) port connects a tape
player or other audio sources. In 4/6-channel mode, the function of
this port becomes Surround Speaker.
9.
Microphone port
. This Microphone (pink) port connects a
microphone. In 6-channel mode, the function of this port becomes
Low Frequency Enhanced Output/Center.
The functions of the Line Out, Line In, and Microphone ports change
when you select the 6-channel configuration. Refer to the table below
for audio ports function variation.
Audio ports function variation
Port
Headphone/2-Channel
4-Channel
6-Channel
Light Blue
Line In
Surround
Surround
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Mic In
LFE Output*/Center
* Low Frequency Enhanced Output
1 0 . USB 2.0 ports
2.0 . These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0)
ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse,
printer, scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
1 1 . LAN (RJ-45) port
. This port allows Gigabit connection to a
Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub.
1 2 . E x p a n s i o n s l o t c o v e r ss. Remove these cover when installing
expansion cards.
1 3 . C h a s s i s f a n v e n t . This vent is for the fan that provides ventilation
inside the system chassis.
1 4 . P o w e r s u p p l y u n i t f a n v e n t . This vent is for the PSU fan that
provides ventilation inside the power supply unit.
1 5 . P o w e r c o n n e c t o r . This connector is for the power cable and plug.
1 6 . V o l t a g e s e l e c t o r . This switch allows you to adjust the system
input voltage according to the voltage supply in your area. See the
“Voltage selector” section on page 2-24 before adjusting this switch.
1 7 . E x p a n s i o n c a r d l o c k . This lock secures installed expansion cards.
See page 2-14 for details.
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1.5
Internal components
The illustration below is the internal view of the system when you remove
the top cover and the power supply unit. The installed components are
labeled for your reference. Proceed to Chapter 2 for instructions on
installing additional system components.
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1.
Optical drive (optional)
2.
5.25-inch empty optical drive bay
3.
Floppy disk drive (optional)
4.
Front panel cover
5.
Hard disk drive metal tray
6.
Chassis fan
7.
ASUS motherboard
8.
DIMM sockets
9.
LGA 775 socket with PnP cap
10. PCI Express™ x16 slot for discrete graphics
card
11. PCI slot
12. Serial ATA connectors
13. Expansion card slots
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Chapter 2
Basic installation
This chapter provides step-by-step
instructions on how to install
components in the system.
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2.1
Preparation
Before you proceed, make sure that you have all the components you plan
to install in the system.
Basic components to install
1. Central processing unit (CPU)
2. DDR Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM)
3. Expansion card(s)
4. Hard disk drive
5. Optical drive
6. Floppy disk drive
Tool
Phillips (cross) screw driver
2.2
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install components into
the system.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or a
metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded
antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.
The motherboard comes with an onboard standby power LED. This LED
lights up to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode or in soft-off
mode, and not powered OFF. Unplug the power cable from the power outlet
and make sure that the standby power LED is OFF before installing any
system component.
®
Onboard LED
2-2
SB_PWR
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
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2.3
Removing the cover
To remove the cover:
1.
On the rear panel, locate the
three screws that secure the
cover to the chassis.
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1
2.
Use a Phillips screw driver to
remove the cover screws. Keep
the screws for later use.
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2
2
2
3.
4.
Slightly pull the cover toward
the rear panel until the side tabs
are disengaged from the
chassis.
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Lift the cover, then set aside.
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2.4
Removing the power supply unit
You must remove the power supply unit (PSU) before you can install a
central processing unit( CPU) and other system components.
To remove the PSU:
1.
Lay the system on its side on a
flat, stable surface.
2.
Disconnect the optical drive and
floppy disk drive power plugs.
3.
Remove the screw that secures
the PSU to the chassis.
4.
Slide the PSU as the zoomed
image shows, until the side hook
is disengaged from the chassis.
5.
Push the PSU towards the front
panel for about half an inch.
6.
Slightly lift the PSU.
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7.
Disconnect the power plugs on
the motherboard, then set the
PSU aside.
When removing the PSU,
make sure to hold or support
it firmly. The unit may
accidentally drop and damage
other system components.
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2.5
Installing a CPU
The ASUS motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA775 socket
designed for the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor in the 775-land package.
2.5.1
Removing the CPU fan and heatsink assembly
The system package includes a pre-installed proprietary CPU fan and
heatsink assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
D O N O T replace the proprietary CPU fan and heatsink with other
models.
You must remove the CPU fan and heatsink assembly before you can install
a CPU.
To remove the CPU fan and heatsink assembly:
1.
Disconnect the CPU fan cable from the CPU fan connector on the
motherboard.
2.
Using a Phillips screwdriver, release the four screws that secure the
fan and heatsink assembly to the motherboard.
3.
Carefully lift the fan and heatsink assembly, and set it aside.
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2.5.2
CPU installation
•
Your boxed Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 processor package should
come with installation instructions for the CPU, heatsink, and the
retention mechanism. If the instructions in this section do not match
the CPU documentation, follow the latter.
•
Check your motherboard to make sure that the PnP cap is on the
CPU socket and the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your
retailer immediately if the PnP cap is missing, or if you see any
damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard components.
ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/
transit-related.
•
Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process
Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the
motherboard comes with the cap on the LGA775 socket.
•
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket
contacts resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal, or
misplacement/loss/incorrect removal of the PnP cap.
Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
1.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
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CPU Socket 775
Before installing the CPU, make sure that the socket box is facing
towards you and the load lever is on your left.
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2.
Press the load lever with your
thumb (A), then move it to the
left (B) until it is released from
the retention tab.
To prevent damage to the
socket pins, do not remove
the PnP cap unless you are
installing a CPU.
3.
Retention tab
A
B
Load lever
Lift the load lever in the
direction of the arrow to a 135º
angle.
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4.
Lift the load plate with your
thumb and forefinger to a 100º
angle (A), then push the PnP
cap from the load plate window
to remove (B).
PnP cap
Load plate
B
A
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5.
Position the CPU over the
socket, making sure that the
gold triangle is on the
bottom-left corner of the
socket. The socket alignment
key should fit into the CPU
notch.
Gold
triangle
mark
Alignment key
6.
Close the load plate (A), then
push the load lever (B) until it
snaps into the retention tab.
A
B
7.
Apply Thermal Interface Material
on the CPU before reinstalling
the heatsink and fan assembly.
D O N O T eat the Thermal
Interface Material. If it gets
into your eyes or touches
your skin, make sure to wash
it off immediately, and seek
professional medical help.
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2.5.3
Reinstalling the CPU fan and heatsink
assembly
To reinstall the CPU fan and heatsink assembly:
1.
Position the CPU fan and heatsink assembly on top of the installed
CPU.
2.
Drive the four screws into the CPU fan screw holes to secure the fan
and heatsink assembly to the motherboard.
3.
Connect the CPU fan cable to the CPU fan connector on the
motherboard.
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2.6
Installing a DIMM
The system motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual
Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets.
DIMM2
80 Pins
DIMM1
The following figure illustrates the location of the sockets:
104 Pins
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184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
2.6.1
Memory configurations
You may install up to 2 GB system memory using 256 MB, 512 MB, and
1 GB DDR DIMMs.
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•
Installing DDR DIMMS other than the recommended configurations
may cause memory sizing error or system boot failure. Use any of
the recommended configurations in the table on the next page.
•
Install only i d e n t i c a l (the same type and size) DDR DIMM in DIMM1
and DIMM2.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, we recommend that you obtain memory modules from
the same vendor.
•
The total memory detected by the system depends on the onboard
VGA shared memory setting.
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Recommended memory configurations
Sockets
Mode
Single-channel
DIMM1
DIMM2
(1)
Installed
—
(2)
—
Installed
(3)* Installed
Installed
* Use only identical DDR DIMM pairs.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the latest DDR Qualified
Vendors List.
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2.6.2
DIMM installation
To install a DDR DIMM.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Locate the two DIMM sockets
on the motherboard.
Retaining clips
Unlock a socket by pressing
the retaining clips outward.
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the
DIMM matches the break on
the socket.
Firmly insert the DIMM into
the socket until the retaining
clips snap back in place and
the DIMM is properly seated.
3
2
4
2
4
1
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!
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2.7
Installing an expansion card
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The motherboard
has one PCI and one PCI Express™ x16 slot for a discrete graphics card. 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 the motherboard.
2.7.1
Expansion slots
PCI slot
The PCI slot supports PCI cards such
as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card,
and other cards that comply with PCI
specifications. The following figure
shows a LAN card installed on a PCI
slot.
PCI Express™ x16 slot
This motherboard supports PCI
Express™ x16 graphic cards that
comply with PCI Express™
specifications. The figure shows a
graphics card installed on the PCI
Express™ x16 slot.
Make sure to connect the 4-pin power plug from the power supply unit
to the ATX12V2 connector on the motherboard before installing a PCI
Express™ x16 graphic card. See page 4-10 for the location of the
ATX12V2 connector.
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2.7.2
Expansion card installation
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.
Pull the expansion card lock to
the direction of the arrow.
2
Expansion
card lock
3.
Remove the metal cover
opposite the slot that you
intend to use.
PCI
slot
AGP 8x slot
3
Metal covers
4.
Align the card connector with
the slot and press firmly until
the card is completely seated on
the slot.
4
PCI card
5.
Replace the expansion card lock
to secure the card to the
chassis.
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2.7.3
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software
settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any.
See Chapter 5 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.
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
Standard Function
1
2
4
6
7*
8
9*
10*
11*
12*
13
14*
Keyboard Controller
Programmable Interrupt
Communications Port (COM1)
Floppy Disk Controller
Printer Port (LPT1)
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
ACPI Mode when used
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
A
PCI slot 1
PCIEX16
Onboard EHCI USB controller
Onboard OHCI USB controller 1
Onboard OHCI USB controller 2
Onboard LAN
Onboard Audio
Onboard 1394
B
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shared
shared
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shared
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shared
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C
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D
E
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shared ––
shared ––
shared ––
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F
G
H
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When using a PCI card 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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2.8
Installing an optical drive
The Terminator 2 system comes with two 5.25-inch drive bays for two
optical drives.
•
You may install a second optical drive only if you installed a Serial
ATA hard disk drive.
•
Set your second optical drive as Slave device before connecting the
IDE cable and power plug. Refer to the optical drive documentation
on how to set the drive as a Slave device.
To install an IDE optical drive:
1.
Place the chassis upright.
2.
Locate the front panel cover
hooks.
3.
To remove the front panel cover
from the chassis, press the top
hooks downward and the
bottom hooks upward to release
them from the metal tabs that
secure them in place.
4.
Detach the front panel cover
top hooks.
3
3
1
2
3
3
4
4
5.
Slightly push the front panel
cover outward until it detaches
from the chassis, then set it
aside.
Disconnect the front audio
button panel and LED panel
cables from their respective
connectors before removing
the front panel cover.
5
To reconnect the cables, see
pages 4-4 and 4-9 for the
location of the connectors.
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6.
Carefully push the optical drive
into the bay until its screw holes
align with the holes on the bay
as shown.
7.
Secure the optical drive with
two screws on one side of the
bay.
8.
9.
7
6
Connect a power cable from the
power supply unit to the power
connector at the back of the
optical drive. See page 2-24 for
details.
Connect the IDE ribbon cable to
10
the IDE interface at the back of
the optical drive, matching the
red stripe on the cable with Pin 1 on the IDE interface.
8
9
10. Connect one end of the optical drive audio cable to the 4-pin
connector at the back of the optical drive.
11. Make sure that the other end of the IDE ribbon cable is connected to
the primary IDE connector (blue connector labeled PRI_IDE) on the
motherboard. See page 4-6 for the location of the primary IDE
connector.
12. Connect the other end of the audio cable to the 4-pin CD1 connector
on the motherboard. See page 4-8 for the location of the CD audio
connector.
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13. Reinstall the front panel cover
by aligning its hooks with the
chassis holes.
13
14. Lock the front panel cover
hooks to the chassis holes as
indicated.
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To install a Serial ATA optical drive:
1.
Follow steps 1 ~ 7 of the
previous section “To install an
IDE optical drive.”
2.
Connect one end of the Serial
ATA cable to the Serial ATA
interface at the back of the
optical drive. Connect the other
end to a Serial ATA connector
on the motherboard. See page
4-7 for the location of Serial ATA connectors.
3.
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2
3
Connect a Serial ATA power cable from the power supply unit to the
Serial ATA power connector at the back of the drive. See page 2-24
for details on the power supply unit plugs.
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2.9
Installing a floppy disk drive
The barebone system comes with one 3.25-inch drive bay for a floppy disk
drive.
To install a floppy disk drive:
1.
Remove the front panel cover.
For instructions on how to
remove the front panel cover,
refer to steps 1~5 of section
“2.8 Installing an optical
drive.”
2.
Carefully insert the floppy disk
drive into the floppy drive bay
until the screw holes align with
the holes on the bay.
3.
Secure the floppy disk drive with
two screws.
2
3
4.
Connect the floppy disk drive
signal cable to the signal
connector at the back of the
drive.
5.
Connect the other end of the
signal cable to the floppy disk
drive connector (labeled
FLOPPY) on the motherboard.
See page 4-8 for the connector
location.
6.
3
6
4
Connect a power cable from the
power supply unit to the power
connector at the back of the
floppy disk drive. See page 2-24 for
details on the power supply unit plugs.
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Installing a hard disk drive (HDD)
The system supports one Ultra ATA/133 IDE or one Serial ATA hard disk
drive.
To install an IDE hard disk drive:
1.
Locate the HDD tray lock screw
on the other side of the chassis.
2.
Remove the lock screw with a
Philips screw driver. Keep the
screw for later use.
1
2
3.
Slide the HDD tray outward until
the tray slots are released from
the chassis hooks.
Tray locks
3
Lock slots
Tray locks
4.
5.
Place a hard disk drive on the
tray with its bottom on the
open side. Align the HDD and
HDD tray screw holes.
5
4
Secure the HDD with four
screws.
5
Configure your hard disk drive as Master device before connecting the
IDE cable and power plug. Refer to the HDD documentation on how to
set the drive as a Master device.
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6.
Reinstall the tray and the HDD
to the chassis by locking the
tray slots to the chassis hooks.
7.
Secure the tray with the screw
you removed earlier.
6
7
8.
Connect one end of the 40-pin
IDE cable to the IDE connector
on the drive.
9.
Connect a 4-pin power plug
from the power supply unit to
the HDD power connector. See
page 2-24 for details on the
power supply unit plugs.
8
9
10. Connect the other end of the
IDE ribbon cable to the primary
IDE connector (blue connector
labeled PRI_IDE) on the
motherboard. See page 4-6 for
the location of the primary IDE
connector.
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To install a Serial ATA hard disk drive:
1.
Follow steps 1-7 of the previous section.
2.
Connect one end of the supplied
7-pin SATA cable (right angle
side) to the SATA connector at
the back of the drive, then
connect the other end to a
SATA connector on the
motherboard. See page 4-8 for
the location of the Serial ATA
connectors.
3.
2
3a
For Serial ATA HDDs with a
4-pin power connector:
a. Connect a 4-pin (female) power plug from the power supply unit
to the 4-pin (male) power connector at the back of the drive. See
page 2-25 for details on the power supply unit plugs.
For Serial ATA HDDs without a 4-pin power connector:
b. Connect the 15-pin SATA power adapter plug to the power
connector at the back of the drive, then connect the other end
(4-pin male) to a 4-pin (female) power plug from the power
supply unit. See page 2-24 for details on the power supply unit
plugs.
3b
2
4-pin (male)
power plug
15-pin SATA
power plug
If your Serial ATA HDD has both 4-pin and 15-pin connectors at the
back, use either the 15-pin SATA power adapter plug O R the legacy
4-pin power connector. D O N O T use both to prevent damage to
components and to keep the system from becoming unstable.
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2.11
Reinstalling the power supply unit
Reinstall the power supply unit (PSU) after installing the system
components and reconnecting the cables, .
To reinstall the PSU:
1.
Connect the two 4-pin 12 V
power plugs to the ATX12V1 and
ATX12V2 connectors on the
motherboard. See page 4-6 for
the location of these connectors.
2.
Connect the 24-pin ATX power
plug to the EATXPWR connector
on the motherboard. See page
4-6 for the location of this
connector.
3.
Position the PSU over the
chassis.
4.
Align the PSU side hook with the
metal slot located on the side of
the optical drive bay.
5.
Slide the PSU toward the
direction of the rear panel until it
fits in place.
2
1
1
4
3
5
6.
Secure the PSU with the screw
you removed earlier.
Make sure the PSU cables do
not interfere with the CPU
and/or chassis fans.
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8
9
1
9
1
7
Power supply unit plugs
2
7.
Connect the 4-pin power plug to the power connector of the floppy
disk drive.
8.
Connect the 4-pin power plug to the power connector of the optical
drive.
9.
Connect the 4-pin power plug to the power connector of the IDE hard
disk drive, or the Serial ATA hard disk drive with 4-pin power plug.
9.
- or Connect the 15-pin SATA power adapter plug to the power connector
at the back of the SATA hard disk or optical drive, then connect the
other end (4-pin male) to a 4-pin (female) power plug from the power
supply unit.
See the Appendix for the power supply specifications.
Voltage selector
The PSU has a 115 V/230 V voltage selector
switch located beside the power connector. Use
this switch to select the appropriate system
input voltage according to the voltage supply in
your area.
If the voltage supply in your area is 100-127 V,
set the switch to 115 V.
If the voltage supply in your area is 200-240 V,
set the switch to 230 V.
Setting the switch to 115 V in a 230 V environment will seriously
damage the system!
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Replacing the cover
To replace the cover:
1.
Turn the chassis upright.
2.
Position the front edge of the
cover at least two inches from
the front panel cover. Fit the
cover tabs with the chassis rail
and the front panel tabs.
3.
Lower the rear edge of the
cover as shown.
4.
Push the cover slightly toward
the front panel until it fits in
place.
5.
Secure the cover with the three
screws you removed earlier.
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4
2
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Chapter 3
Starting up
This chapter helps you power up
the system and install drivers and
utilities from the support CD.
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Installing an operating system
Terminator 2 supports Windows® 2000/XP/2003 (32- and 64-bit)
operating systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and
corresponding updates so you can maximize the features of your hardware.
Because motherboard settings and hardware options vary, use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for general reference only. Refer to
your OS documentation for more information.
3.2
Powering up
The system power button is located on the front panel. Press the system
power button ( ) to enter the OS.
Press to enter the
system OS
3.3
Support CD information
The support CD that came with the system contains useful software and
several utility drivers that enhance the system features.
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•
Screen display and driver options may not be the same for other
operating system versions.
•
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time
without notice. Visit the ASUS website for updates.
Chapter 3: Starting up
3.3.1
Running the support CD
To begin using the support CD, place the CD in your optical drive. The CD
automatically displays the D r i v e r s menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
Click an item to install
Click an icon to display
other information
If A u t o r u n is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of
the support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder.
Double-click the A S S E T U P . E X E to run the CD.
3.3.2
Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
ATI Chipset Driver
Installs the ATI Chipset driver.
Realtek ALC655 Audio Driver
Installs the Realtek® ALC655 audio driver.
Agere Gigabit Ethernet Driver
Installs the Agere Gigabit Ethernet driver.
USB 2.0 Driver
Click this item to install the USB 2.0 driver.
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3.3.3
Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the
motherboard supports.
Agere Gigabit Ethernet Utility
Installs the Agere Gigabit Ethernet utility.
ASUS Ai Booster
The ASUS Ai Booster application allows you to overclock the CPU speed in
Windows® environment.
ASUS PC Probe II
This smart utility continuously monitors vital system information such as
fan rotations, CPU temperature, and system voltages, and alerts you on
any detected problems. This utility helps you keep your computer in a
healthy operating condition.
ASUS Update
Installs the ASUS Update that allows you to update the motherboard BIOS
and drivers. This utility requires an Internet connection either through a
network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP). See page 5-8 for details.
ASUS Screensaver
Bring life to your idle screen by installing the ASUS Screensaver.
Adobe Acrobat Reader V7.0
The Acrobat® Acrobat Reader® software is for viewing files saved in
Portable Document Format (PDF).
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Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
Installs the Microsoft® DirectX 9.0c driver. The Microsoft® DirectX 9.0c is a
multimedia techology that enhances computer graphics and sounds.
DirectX® improves the multimedia featuers of your computer so you can
enjoy watching TV and movies, capturing videos, or playing games on your
computer.
Anti-virus Utility
The anti-virus application scans, identifies, and removes computer viruses.
View the online help for detailed information.
3.3.4
ASUS contact information
The Contact tab displays the ASUS contact information.
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3.3.5
Other information
The icons on the top right side of the screen provide additional information
on the motherboard and the contents of the support CD.
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3.4
Software information
Most of the applications in the support CD have wizards that will
conveniently guide you through the installation. View the online help or
readme file that came with the software for more information.
3.4.1
ASUS Instant Music
The motherboard is equipped with a BIOS-based audio playback feature
called I n s t a n t M u s i cc. The onboard audio AC’97 CODEC supports this
feature, which requires an optical drive (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or CD-RW).
•
Instant Music only supports CDs in audio format.
•
Instant Music does not work if you installed and enabled an add-on
sound card.
•
Instant Music only supports PS/2 keyboard.
To enable ASUS Instant Music:
1.
Connect the analog audio cable from the optical drive to the 4-pin CD
connector on the motherboard. See section “4.4 Connectors” for the
location of the CD connector.
Make sure to connect the optical drive audio cable. Otherwise, you
cannot control the audio volume using the Instant Music function keys.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Turn on the system and enter BIOS by pressing the D e l e t e key
during the Power On Self-Tests (POST).
In the I n s t a n t M u s i c C o n f i g u r a t i o n menu, select the item
I n s t a n t M u s i c and set it to E n a b l e d
d. See section “5.4.6 Instant
Music Configuration.”
The I n s t a n t M u s i c C D - R O M D r i v e item appears if you enabled
Instant Music. Highlight the item then press <Enter> to display the
CD-ROM options.
Save your changes and exit BIOS Setup. The hot key is <F10>.
•
The Scroll Lock LED is fixed to ON after enabling Instant Music.
•
The Caps Lock LED turns ON when you pause the CD playback.
•
When set to Instant Music mode, the system wake-up features
(LAN, keyboard, mouse, USB) are deactivated. In this case, power up
the system using the power switch.
•
If the system lost connection or did not detect any optical drive, the
Instant Music feature turns OFF (disabled) automatically. A “beep”
indicates this condition.
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To use ASUS Instant Music:
1.
Connect the PC power plug to an electrical outlet.
2.
Use either one of the two sets of special function keys on your
keyboard to play audio CDs. These keys only function as indicated if
you enabled the Instant Music item in BIOS.
Instant Music function keys (Set 1)
CD
ON/OFF
PLAY/PAUSE
Esc
F1
STOP/EJECT
PREVIOUS
NEXT
F3
F4
F2
VOL. DOWN
VOL. UP
F5
F6
F7
F8
To guide you in using Instant Music, place the Instant Music label over
the function keys on the keyboard. The Instant Music keyboard label
comes with your motherboard package.
Instant Music function keys (Set 2)
CAPS
LOCK
LED
CD ON/OFF
PLAY/PAUSE
STOP/EJECT
PREVIOUS
VOL. DOWN
SCROLL
LOCK
LED
NEXT
VOL. UP
3.
Connect the speakers to the Line Out (lime) port on the rear panel for
audio output. You may also connect a headphone to the headphone
port on the rear panel or on the optical drive front panel.
4.
Insert an audio CD to the optical drive.
5.
Press E s c to turn on Instant Music.
Press F 1 or the S p a c e B a r to play the first track on the audio CD.
6.
If there is no audio CD inside the optical drive, the drive tray ejects when
you press <F1> or <Space Bar>.
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7.
Refer to the Instant Music keyboard label to select other tracks or
control the volume.
8.
Press <F2> or <Enter> once to stop playing the audio CD.
Press <F2> or <Enter> again to eject the CD.
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3.4.2
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to update the motherboard
BIOS. This utility requires an Internet connection either through a network
or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Follow these steps to use the ASUS Update.
1.
Launch the utility from your
Windows Start menu:
Programs/AsusUpdate
Vx.xx.xx/AsusUpdate
The ASUS Update initial screen
appears.
2.
Select your desired update
method, then click N e x tt.
3.
If you selected updating/
downloading from the Internet,
select the ASUS FTP site
nearest you to avoid network
traffic, or choose Auto Select.
Click N e x tt.
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4.
From the FTP site, select the
BIOS version that you wish to
download. Click N e x tt.
5.
The BIOS ROM information is
displayed. Click Flash to update
the BIOS.
If you selected the option to
update the BIOS from a file, a
window pops up prompting you
to locate the file. Select the file,
click Save, then follow the
screen instructions to complete
the update process.
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3.4.3
ASUS PC Probe II
PC Probe II is a utility that monitors the computer’s vital components, and
detects and alerts you of any problem with these components. PC Probe II
senses fan rotations, CPU temperature, and system voltages, among
others. Because PC Probe II is software-based, you can start monitoring
your computer the moment you turn it on. With this utility, you are assured
that your computer is always at a healthy operating condition.
Installing PC Probe II
To install PC Probe II on your computer:
1.
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The D r i v e r s installation tab
appears if your computer has an enabled Autorun feature.
If Autorun is not enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the
support CD to locate the setup.exe file from the ASUS PC Probe II folder.
Double-click the setup.exe file to start installation.
2.
3.
Click the U t i l i t i e s tab, then click A S U S P C P r o b e I II.
Follow the screen instructions to complete installation.
Launching PC Probe II
You can launch the PC Probe II right after installation or anytime from the
Windows® desktop.
To launch the PC Probe II from the Windows® desktop, click S t a r t > A l l
P r o g r a m s > A S U S > P C P r o b e I II. The PC Probe II main window
appears.
After launching the application, the PC Probe II icon appears in the
Windows® taskbar. Click this icon to close or restore the application.
Using PC Probe II
Main window
The PC Probe II main window allows
you to view the current status of
your system and change the utility
configuration. By default, the main
window displays the P r e f e r e n c e
section. You can close or restore the
P r e f e r e n c e section by clicking on
the triangle on the main window right handle.
Click to close the
Preference panel
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Button
Function
Opens the C o n f i g u r a t i o n window
Opens the R e p o r t window
Opens the D e s k t o p M a n a g e m e n t I n t e r f a c e window
Opens the P e r i p h e r a l C o m p o n e n t I n t e r c o n n e c t window
Opens the W i n d o w s M a n a g e m e n t I n s t r u m e n t a t i o n window
Opens the hard disk drive, memory, CPU usage window
Shows/Hides the P r e f e r e n c e section
Minimizes the application
Closes the application
Sensor alert
When a system sensor detects a problem, the main window right handle
turns red, as the illustrations below show.
When displayed, the monitor panel for that sensor also turns red. Refer to
the M o n i t o r p a n e l s section for details.
Preferences
You can customize the application using the
Preference section in the main window. Click
the box before each preference to activate or
deactivate.
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Hardware monitor panels
The hardware monitor panels display the current value of a system sensor
such as fan rotation, CPU temperature, and voltages.
The hardware monitor panels come in two display modes: hexagonal (large)
and rectangular (small). When you check the E n a b l e M o n i t o r i n g P a n e l
option from the P r e f e r e n c e section, the monitor panels appear on your
computer’s desktop.
Small display
Large display
Changing the monitor panels position
To change the position of the monitor panels in the desktop,
click the arrow down button of the S c h e m e options, then
select another position from the list box. Click O K when
finished.
Moving the monitor panels
All monitor panels move together using a
magnetic effect. If you want to detach a
monitor panel from the group, click the
horseshoe magnet icon. You can now move
or reposition the panel independently.
Adjusting the sensor threshold value
You can adjust the sensor threshold
value in the monitor panel by clicking
the or buttons. You can also adjust
the threshold values using the
C o n f i g window.
You cannot adjust the sensor threshold
values in a small monitoring panel.
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increase
value
Click to
decrease
value
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Monitoring sensor alert
The monitor panel turns red when a component value exceeds or is lower
than the threshold value. Refer to the illustrations below.
Small display
Large display
WMI browser
Click
to display the WMI
(Windows Management
Instrumentation) browser. This
browser displays various Windows®
management information. Click an
item from the left panel to display
on the right panel. Click the plus
sign (+) before W M I I n f o r m a t i o n
to display the available information.
You can enlarge or reduce the browser size by dragging the bottom right
corner of the browser.
DMI browser
Click
to display the DMI
(Desktop Management Interface)
browser. This browser displays
various desktop and system
information. Click the plus sign (+)
before D M I I n f o r m a t i o n to
display the available information.
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PCI browser
Click
to display the PCI
(Peripheral Component
Interconnect) browser. This browser
provides information on the PCI
devices installed on your system.
Click the plus sign (+) before the
P C I I n f o r m a t i o n item to display
available information.
Usage
The U s a g e browser displays real-time information on the CPU, hard disk
drive space, and memory usage. Click
to display the Usage browser.
CPU usage
The C P U tab displays real-time CPU
usage in line graph representation.
If the CPU has an enabled
Hyper-Threading, two separate line
graphs display the operation of the
two logical processors.
Hard disk drive space usage
The H a r d D i s k tab displays the
used and available hard disk drive
space. The left panel of the tab lists
all logical drives. Click a hard disk
drive to display the information on
the right panel. The pie chart at the
bottom of the window represents
the used (blue) and the available
HDD space.
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Memory usage
The Memory tab shows both used
and available physical memory. The
pie chart at the bottom of the
window represents the used (blue)
and the available physical memory.
Configuring PC Probe II
Click
to view and adjust the sensor threshold values.
The C o n f i g window has two tabs: S e n s o r / T h r e s h o l d and P r e f e r e n c e
e.
The S e n s o r / T h r e s h o l d tab enables you to activate the sensors or to
adjust the sensor threshold values. The P r e f e r e n c e tab allows you to
customize sensor alerts, or change the temperature scale.
Loads the default
threshold values
for each sensor
Applies your
changes
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Cancels or
ignores your
changes
Loads your saved
configuration
Saves your
configuration
Chapter 3: Starting up
This chapter gives information
about the motherboard that comes
with the system. This chapter
includes the motherboard layout,
jumper settings, and connector
locations.
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Chapter 4
4.1
Introduction
The ASUS Terminator 2 motherboard comes already installed in the ASUS
Terminator 2 system. This chapter provides technical information about the
motherboard for future upgrades or system reconfiguration.
4.2
Motherboard layout
24.89cm (9.8in)
IOC_MB
KBMS
Super
I/O
T:Mouse
B:Keyboard
USB12
FP_AUDIO
ATI
RC410
CHA_FAN
¤
SPDIF_OUT
Flash
BIOS
20.06cm (7.9in)
ALC655
AUX
FLOPPY
CD
PRI_IDE
Mic
In
DDR DIMM2 (64/72-bit, 184-pin module)
DDR DIMM1 (64/72-bit, 184-pin module)
Line
In
PARALLEL PORT
Line
Out
EATXPWR
CPU_FAN
LGA775
ATX12V1
VGA
BUZZER
LAN_USB34
CLRTC
ATX12V2
4-2
PCI
PANEL
SATA1
SB_PWR
SATA3
ATI
SB450
SATA4
VIA
VT6307
PCIEX16
SATA2
BAT
Marvell
88E8053
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Jumper
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 RAM
data in CMOS, that include system setup information such as system
passwords, is powered by the onboard button cell battery.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the 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. Reinstall 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.
¤
Clear RTC RAM
CLRTC
2
1
Normal
(Default)
3
2
Clear CMOS
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC
jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure.
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4.4
Connectors
This section describes and illustrates the connectors on the motherboard.
See page 1-7 for the description of rear panel connectors.
1.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin FP_AUDIO)
¤
BLINE_OUT_L
AGND
+5VA
BLINE_OUT_R
This interface is for the FP_AUD connector on the front panel I/O
daughterboard to support the front panel audio I/O ports.
Front panel audio connector
2.
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
FP_AUDIO
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
(A) is for the SPDIF_OUT connector on the motherboard while (B) is
for the rear panel S/PDIF Out port.
SPDIF_OUT
¤
GND
SPDIFOUT
+5V
Digital audio connector
A
4-4
B
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3.
I/O extension module (22-pin IOC_MB)
This connector is for the CGAEX extension module. The CGAEX
extension module supports the rear panel serial port.
COM1
¤
¤
CGAEX
IOC_DC
IOC_MB connector
4.
CPU and chassis fan connectors (3-pin CPU_FAN,
3-pin CHA_FAN)
The fan connectors support the proprietary CPU fan and chassis fan.
Connect the fan cable to the connector matching the black wire to
the ground pin.
CPU_FAN
GND
CPUFANPWR
CPUFANIN
¤
CHA_FAN
GND
CPUFANPWR
SYSFANIN
Fan connectors
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Lack of
sufficient air flow within the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on the
fan connectors!
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5.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR,
4-pin ATX12V1, 4-pin ATX12V2)
These connectors are for the 20-pin and 4-pin power plugs from the
power supply unit. The plugs from the power supply unit are designed
to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper
orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
+12V DC
Ground
¤
ATX12V1
6.
Ground
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
NC
Ground
Ground
Ground
PSON#
Ground
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
+12 Volts
+12V DC +12 Volts
Ground +5V Standby
Power OK
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Volts
ATX12V2 +3 Volts
GND +12V DC
ATX power connectors
EATXPWR
1
GND +12V DC
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
The PRI_IDE connector is for the Ultra ATA/100 IDE hard disk ribbon
cable. Connect the cable’s blue connector to the IDE connector, then
connect the gray connector to a slave device (optical drive) and the
black connector to the Ultra ATA/100 master device (hard disk drive).
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 UltraATA cable connector. This prevents incorrect orientation
when you connect the cables.
•
For Ultra ATA/133 IDE devices, use an 80-conductor IDE cable.
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
PRI_IDE
¤
PIN 1
IDE connector
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7.
Serial ATA connectors
(7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA
hard disk drives.
SATA2
GND
TXP2
TXN2
GND
RXP2
RXN2
GND
SATA4
¤
GND
TXP4
TXN4
GND
RXP4
RXN4
GND
SATA1
GND
TXP1
TXN1
GND
RXP1
RXN1
GND
SATA3
GND
TXP3
TXN3
GND
RXP3
RXN3
GND
SATA connectors
Important notes on Serial ATA
•
You must install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows® XP
Service Pack 1 before using Serial ATA hard disk drives.
•
When using the connectors in S t a n d a r d I D E mode, connect the
primary (boot) hard disk drive to the SATA1 or SATA2 connector.
Refer to the table below for the recommended SATA hard disk drive
connections.
Serial ATA hard disk drive connection
Connector
Color
Setting
Use
SATA1, SATA3
Black
Master
Boot disk
SATA2, SATA4
Black
Slave
Data disk
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Internal audio connectors (4-pin AUX, CD)
AUX
Internal audio connectors
9.
Ground
Left Audio Channel
(white)
Right Audio Channel
¤
Ground
Left Audio Channel
CD
(black)
Right Audio Channel
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound
sources such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
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.
FLOPPY
¤
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
Floppy disk drive connector
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection
when using an FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
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1 2 . System panel connector (8-1 pin PANEL)
CON1
HDLED+5VSB
GND
¤
IEEE1394 +12V
1394 TPA1+
1394 TPA11394 TPB1+
1394 TPB1IEEE1394 GND
USB6+
USB6USB GND
USB7+
USB7USB GND
PWRBTN#
This connector accommodates several system front panel functions.
•
IEEE1394 GND
1394 TPA0+
1394 TPA01394 TPB0+
1394 TPB0USB4_5 +5V
USB4+
USB4USB GND
USB5+
USB5USB7_8 +5V
System panel connector
PLED+5V
P_LED+
1
IEEE 1394 connectors (5-pin 1394, 6-pin IEEE1394)
These connectors are for the IEEE 1394a connectors on the front
panel I/O daughterboard to support the front panel IEEE 1394a ports.
•
USB 2.0 connectors (6-pin
USB4_5, 7-pin USB6_7)
USB4/5 connects to the front I/O
boarde (T2-IO). You can connect
the internal USB devices to these
connectors. Refer to the front I/O
board pin definition on the right.
USB6 and USB7 are for the user’s
USB devices.
USB1
USB4_5 +5V
USB4USB4+
USB GND
USB4_5 +5V
USB5USB5+
USB GND
+5V
PWRBTN#
•
System power LED (2-pin
PLED+, PLED-)
This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. 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 (1-pin HDLED)
This connector is for the HDD Activity LED. The IDE LED lights up or
flashes when data is read from or written to the HDD.
•
Power button (1-pin PWRBTN)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power
button turns the system ON or puts the system in SLEEP or SOFT-OFF
mode depending on the BIOS settings.
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Chapter 5
BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change
system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus and describes the
BIOS parameters.
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5.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
2.
3.
4.
A S U S A F U D O S (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable
floppy disk.)
A S U S E Z F l a s h (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk during POST.)
A S U S C r a s h F r e e B I O S 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable
floppy disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.)
A S U S U p d a t e (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.
5.1.1
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 S t a r t from the Windows® desktop, then select M y
C o m p u t e rr.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click F i l e from the menu, then select F o r m a tt. A F o r m a t 3 1 / 2
F l o p p y D i s k window appears.
e. Select C r e a t e a n M S - D O S s t a r t u p d i s k from the format
options field, then click S t a r tt.
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 S t a r tt, then select R u n
n.
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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.
5.1.2
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 P 5 4 R T . R O M
M.
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 “P54RT.ROM”. Completed.
Start erasing.......|
Start programming...|
Flashed successfully. Rebooting.
•
Do not shut down 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 “P54RT.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 P54RT.ROM.
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5.1.3
AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment
using a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also
allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when
the BIOS fails or gets corrupted during the updating process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
•
Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at
least 600 KB 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
3.
Extension name
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy
disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS
file.
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Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact
BIOS filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
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 /iP54RT.ROM
4.
The utility reads the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iP54RT.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
Search bootblock version
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!
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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 /iP54RT.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
Search bootblock version
Advance Check.........
Erasing flash ..... done
Writing flash ..... done
Verifying flash ... done
Please restart your computer
A:\>
5.1.4
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 P 5 4 R T . R O M
M.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
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1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive.
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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 “P54RT.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.
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 “P54RT.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
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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.
5.1.5
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:
2.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The D r i v e r s menu appears.
Click the U t i l i t i e s tab, then click I n s t a l l A S U S U p d a t e
VX.XX.XX
X. See page 3-4 for the U t i l i t i e s screen menu.
3.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
1.
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:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking
Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate
e. The
ASUS Update main window appears.
2.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m
t h e I n t e r n e t option from the
drop-down menu, then click
N e x tt.
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Select the ASUS FTP site
nearest you to avoid network
traffic, or click A u t o S e l e c tt.
Click N e x tt.
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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.
2.
3.
4.
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Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by
clicking S t a r t > P r o g r a m s > A S U S > A S U S U p d a t e >
ASUSUpdate
e. The ASUS Update main window appears.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m a
f i l e option from the drop-down
menu, then click N e x tt.
Locate the BIOS file from the
e.
O p e n window, then click S a v e
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
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5.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can
update using the provided utility described in section “5.1 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+Delete>. 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.
•
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 L o a d
D e f a u l t S e t t i n g s item under the Exit Menu. See section “5.7 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.
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5.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Main
Menu bar
Advanced
Configuration fields
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Exit
Main Configuration
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
[11:10:19]
[Fri 07/15/2005]
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Serial ATA Port1
Serial ATA Port2
Serial ATA Port3
Serial ATA Port4
General help
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
System Information
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Use [ENTER], [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
time.
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Sub-menu items
5.2.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Advanced
For changing the basic system configuration
For changing the advanced system settings
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Boot
Exit
For changing the system boot configuration
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.
5.2.3
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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5.2.4
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu
bar displays the specific items for
that menu. For example, selecting
M a i n shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Advanced,
Power, Boot, and Exit) on the
menu bar have their respective
menu items.
5.2.5
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
Advanced Power
Boot
Exit
Main Time
Configuration
System
[16:37:21]
System Date
[Thu,01/05/2005]
Legacy
Diskette
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
System
Time A
[11:10:19]
System Date
[Fri 07/15/2005]
Primary Diskette
IDE Master
:[1.44M,
[ST320410A]
Legacy
A
3.5 in.]
Primary IDE Slave
: [ASUS CD-S520/A]
Onboard
PCI S-ATA
controller [Not
[Disabled]
Primary
IDE Master
Detected]
Primary IDE Slave
[Not Detected]
Serial ATA Port1
[Not Detected]
Serial ATA Port2
[Not Detected]
Serial ATA Port3
[Not Detected]
Serial ATA Port4
[Not Detected]
System Information
Use [ENTER], [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
time.
+Tab
F1
F10
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
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Main menu items
Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the item
has a sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press
<Enter>.
5.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is
user-configurable, you can change the value of the field opposite the item.
You cannot select an item that is not 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 “5.2.7 Pop-up window.”
5.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with
the configuration options for that item.
5.2.8
Scroll bar
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
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.
5.2.9
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
PCI IDE BusMaster
[No]
[64]
[Yes]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Pop-up window
General help
Scroll bar
At the top right corner of the menu
screen is a brief description of the
selected item.
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5.3
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 “5.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu
screen items and how to navigate through them.
Main
Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Exit
Main Configuration
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Serial ATA Port1
Serial ATA Port2
Serial ATA Port3
Serial ATA Port4
Use [ENTER], [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
[11:10:19]
[Fri 07/15/2005]
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
time.
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
+-
System Information
Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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5.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
5.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
5.3.3
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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5.3.4
Primary IDE Master/Slave,
Serial ATA Ports 1 ~ 4
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.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
Primary IDE Master
Device
Vendor
Size
LBA Mode
Block Mode
PIO Mode
Async DMA
Ultra DMA
SMART Monitoring
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Hard Disk
ST320410A
20.0GB
Supported
16 Sectors
4
MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA-5
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]
Select the type of
device connected to
the system.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items
(Device, Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra
DMA, and SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable.
These items show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to Auto allows automatic selection of
the appropriate IDE device type. Select CDROM if you are specifically
configuring a CD-ROM drive. Select ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device)
if your device is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive. Configuration options:
[Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to Auto enables the LBA mode if
the device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously
formatted with LBA mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [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]
Allows you to set the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0]
[SWDMA1] [SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0]
[UDMA1] [UDMA2] [UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5]
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]
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5.3.5
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The
BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
AMIBIOS
Version
: 0023
Build Date : 08/02/05
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Genuine Intel (R) CPU 3.20 GHz
: 3200 MHz
: 1
System Memory
Size
: 192 MB
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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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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5.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU
and other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Main
Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Exit
Configure CPU.
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCI PnP
Jumperfree Configuration
Instant Music Configuration
USB Configuration
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Subscreen
Tab
Select Field
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
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5.4.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure advanced CPU Settings
Manufacturer : Intel
Brand String : Genuine Intel(R) CPU 3.20 GHz
Frequency
: 3200 MHz
FSB Speed
: 800 MHz
Cache L1
: 16 KB
Cache L2
: 1024 KB
Cache L3
: 0 KB
Ratio Status: Unlocked (Max:16, Min:14)
Ratio Actual Value : 16
Ratio CMOS Setting:
[ 28]
Max CPUID Value Limit:
[Disabled]
Hardware Prefetcher:
[Enabled]
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch:
[Enabled]
CPU Internal Thermal Control
[Auto]
HyperThreading Function
[Enabled]
Sets the ratio between
CPU Core Clock and the
FSB Frequency.
NOTE: If an invalid
ratio is set in CMOS
then actual and
setpoint values may
differ.
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Update
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
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Ratio CMOS Setting [ 8]
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 <-> key to adjust the values.
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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]
Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled]
Enables or disables the hardware prefetcher feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled]
Enables or disables the adjacent cache line prefetch feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Internal Thermal Control [Auto]
Disables or automatically sets the CPU internal thermal control. If set to
[Auto], the BIOS automatically checks the CPU’s ability to enable TM or
TM2 support. In TM mode, power consumption is reduced. In TM2 mode,
CPU core ratio and VID will be reduced. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Disabled]
Hyper Threading Technology [Enabled]
Enables or disables the processor Hyper-Threading Technology.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.4.2
Chipset Configuration
The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Northbridge Configuration
Southbridge Configuration
Options for NB
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Subscreen
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
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Northbridge Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Memory Reference Code (MRC) Version 5.1
Boot Graphics Adapter Priority
UMA Frame Buffer size
Surround View Function
[PEG/IGD]
[64 MB]
[Disabled]
DDR Voltage
Memory Timing
[2.65V]
[Auto]
Select which graphics
controller to use as
primary boot device.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Boot Graphics Adapter Priority [PEG/IGD]
Allows selection of the graphics controller to use as a primary boot
device. Configuration options: [IGD] [PEG/IGD] [PCI/IGD]
UMA Frame Buffer Size [64 MB]
Sets the UMA frame buffer size
Configuration options: [32 MB] [64 MB] [128 MB]
DDR Voltage [2.65V]
Allows you to manually set the memory voltage.
Configuration options: [2.94V] [2.85V] [2.73V] [2.65V]
Memory Timing [Auto]
Allows you to set the memory timing manually, or allows the BIOS to
configure it automatically. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
The following items appear if the M e m o r y T i m i n g item is set to
[Manual].
CAS Timing [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [1 Clock] [1.5 Clocks] [2 Clocks]
[2.5 Clocks] [3 Clocks] [3.5 Clocks] [4 Clocks]
Cycle Time (TRAS) [8 CLOCKS]
Allows you to set the cycle time. Use the <+> or <-> key to set the
value. Valid values: [0 CLOCK] [2 CLOCKS] [3 CLOCKS]...
[8 CLOCKS]
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RAS# to CAS# Delay (TRCD) [4 CLOCKS]
Use the <+> or <-> key to set the value. Valid values: [0 CLOCK]
[2 CLOCKS] [3 CLOCKS] [4 CLOCKS]
RAS# Prechard Time (TRP) [3 CLOCKS]
Use the <+> or <-> key to set the value. Valid values: [0 CLOCK]
[1 CLOCKS] [2 CLOCKS] [3 CLOCKS]
Southbridge Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
AC97 Audio Device
OnChip SATA Channel
[Auto]
[Both]
Options
Auto
Disabled
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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AC97 Audio Device [Auto]
Disables or automatically enables the AC’97 CODEC.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
OnChip SATA Channel [Both]
Allows you to select or disable the onchip Serial ATA channel.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Controller 1] [Controller 2] [Both]
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5.4.3
Onboard Devices Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure Onboard Devices
Serial Port1 Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Parallel Port IRQ
Onboard Firewire Device
Onboard LAN
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Allows BIOS to select
Serial Port1 Base
Addresses.
[3F8/IRQ4]
[378]
[ECP]
[DMA3]
[IRQ7]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4]
[2E8/IRQ3]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC]
Parallel Port Mode [ECP]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode.
Configuration options: [Bi-directional] [EPP] [ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Appears only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to [ECP]. This item
allows you to set the Parallel Port ECP DMA.
Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
EPP Version [1.9]
Allows selection of the Parallel Port EPP version. This item appears
only when the P a r a l l e l P o r t M o d e is set to E P P
P.
Configuration options: [1.9] [1.7]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Allows selection of the Parallel Port IRQ.
Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
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Onboard Firewire Device [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard Firewire (IEEE 1394) device.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard LAN [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN boot ROM.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.4.4
PCI PnP Configuration
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.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S
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
operating system
configure Plug and
Play (PnP) devices not
required for boot if
your system has a Plug
and Play operating
system.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Plug and Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set
to [Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating
system configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
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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: [Yes] [No]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the palette snooping feature informs the PCI
devices that an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the
latter can function correctly. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IRQ-xx assigned to [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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5.4.5
Jumperfree Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure System Frequency/Voltage
AI Overclocking
[Standard]
Select the target CPU
frequency, and the
relevant parameters
will be auto-adjusted.
Frequencies higher that
CPU manufacturer
recommends are not
guaranteed to be
stable. If the system
becomes unstable,
revert to the default.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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AI Overclocking [Standard]
Allows you to selecg the overclocking options to achieve the desired CPU
internal frequency. Select one of the preset configuration options.
S t a n d a r d - loads the standard settings for the system.
M a n u a l - allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
The following items appear when the A I O v e r c l o c k i n g item is set to
[Manual].
Memory Frequency [XXX]
Allows you to set the memory frequency. The BIOS auto-detects the
value of this item. Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the values. You
can also type the desired memory frequency using the numeric
keypad.
CPU Frequency [XXX]
Displays the frequency set by the clock generator to the CPU bus. The
BIOS auto-detects the value of this item. Use the <+> or <-> keys to
adjust the values. You can also type the desired memory frequency
using the numeric keypad.
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5.4.6
Instant Music Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Instant Music Option
Instant Music
[Disabled]
If enabled, power up by
PS/2 keyboard will be
disabled.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Instant Music [Disabled]
Enables or disables the Instant Music feature. Setting this item to [Enabled]
disables the power up by PS/2 keyboard function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears when the I n s t a n t M u s i c item is set to
[Enabled].
Instant Music CD-ROM drive [IDE Primary Slave]
Allows you to configure the Instant Music CD-ROM selection.
Configuration options: [IDE Primary Master] [IDE Primary Slave]
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5.4.7
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the USB-related features.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Enables support for
legacy USB. AUTO
option disables
legacy support if no
USB devices are
connected.
USB Configuration
Module Version - 2.24.0-11.4
USB Devices Enabled: None
Legacy USB Support
USB 1.1 OHCI Controllers
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
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 1.1 OHCI Controllers [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard USB 1.1 OHCI controllers.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the ACPI and
Advanced Power Management (APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to
display the configuration options.
Main
Advanced
Suspend Mode
Repost Video on S3 Resume
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI APIC Support
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Exit
[Auto]
[No]
[No]
[Enabled]
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
Hardware Monitor
APM Configuration
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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5.5.1
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]
5.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume [No]
Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
5.5.3
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]
5.5.4
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) support in the Advanced Programmable Interrupt
Controller (APIC). When set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is
included in the RSDT pointer list. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
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5.5.5
Hardware Monitor
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Power
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
[51ºC/122.5ºF]
[41ºC/105.5ºF]
CPU Fan Speed
CPU Q-Fan Control
Chassis Fan Speed
Chassis Q-Fan Control
[3813 RPM]
[Enabled]
[N/A]
[Enabled]
VCORE Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
[ 1.320V]
[ 3.345V]
[ 5.094V]
[11.880V]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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CPU Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
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.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored]
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.
CPU Q-Fan Control [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature that smartly
adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored]
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.
Chassis Q-Fan Control [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the chassis Q-Fan feature that smartly
adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output
through the onboard voltage regulators.
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APM Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Power
Suspend Time Out
Power Button Mode
Video Power Down Mode
Hard Disk Power Down Mode
Hard Disk Time Out (Minute)
Restore on AC Power Loss
RTC Resume
Power up system by mouse
Power up system by keyboard
Wake On Ring
[Disabled]
[On/Off]
[Suspend]
[Suspend]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
If no activity during
this time period, the
BIOS will place the
system into suspend low
power state.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Suspend Time Out [Disabled]
Allows you to disable the suspend time out feature, or to set the time
period for the BIOS places the system on suspend low power state if there
is no activity during this period. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[1 minute] [2 minutes] [3 minutes] [4 minutes] [5 minutes] [10 minutes]
[15 minutes] [32 minutes] [64 minutes]
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]
Video Power Down Mode [Suspend]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Standby] [Suspend]
Hard Disk Power Down Mode [Suspend]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Standby] [Suspend]
Hard Disk Time Out (Minute) [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [1] [2]... [15]
Restore on AC Power Loss [Disabled]
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: [Disabled] [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
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RTC Resume [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC event to wake the system after a
power failure. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power up system by 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 up system by 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]
Wake on Ring [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RI to generate a wake event.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Exit
Specifies the Boot
Device Boot Priority
sequence.
A virtual floppy disk
drive (Floppy Drive B:)
may appear when you set
the CD-ROM drive as the
first boot device.
Boot Settings
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub Screen
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
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5.6.1
Boot Device Priority
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
[PM-ST320410A]
[PS-ASUS CD-S520/A]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
availabe devices.
A device enclosed in
parenthesis has been
disabled in the
corresponding menu.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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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]
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5.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Full Screen Logo
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
Interrupt 19 Capture
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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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]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap
Interrupt 19. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Change
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
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Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d.
After you set a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
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 “4.3 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.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
Change User Password
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
[Full Access]
[Setup]
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Change
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
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User Access Level (Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
N o A c c e s s prevents user access to the Setup utility.
V i e w O n l y allows access but does not allow change to any field.
L i m i t e d allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and
Time.
F u l l A c c e s s 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 N o t I n s t a l l e d
d. After you set
a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
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.
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The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
Password Check [Setup]
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]
5.7
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.
Main
Advanced
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Load Setup Defaults
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub Screen
Tab
Select Field
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
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Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the
options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
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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
O kk] to save changes and exit.
window appears. Select [O
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes,
the program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save
your changes before exiting. Press <Enter> to save the changes while
exiting.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you
made to the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than
System Date, System Time, and Password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation
before exiting.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears.
O kk] to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
Select [O
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
O kk] to load default
press <F5>, a confirmation window appears. Select [O
values. Select E x i t & S a v e C h a n g e s or make other changes before
saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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Appendix
Appendix
The Appendix includes the power
supply unit specification for this
system.
ASUS T2-PE1
Power supply specifications
Input characteristics
Input Voltage Range
Min
Nom
Max
Range 1
90 V
115 V
132 V
Range 2
180 V
230 V
264 V
Input Frequency Range
47 Hz to 63 Hz
Maximum Input AC Current
5 A max. at 115 Vac
3 A max. at 230 Vac, full load
Inrush Current
No hazards to occur and damage
components
Efficiency
65% min. at 115 Vac and output
full load
Current Harmonic
Meets EN61000-3-2 @ 100 Vac/50 Hz
or 230 Vac/50 Hz at full load
EPA
50% min. at input 115 Vac, 60 Hz
Output characteristics
Output
Load Range
Regulation
Ripple
Voltage
Min
Max
Min
Max
Max
+5 V
1.5 A
16 A
-5%
+5%
50 mVp-p
+12 V
0.5 A
16 A
-5%
+5%
120 mVp-p
-12 V
0.05 A
0.8 A
-10%
+10%
150 mVp-p
+3.3 V
0.3 A
16 A
-5%
+5%
60 mVp-p
+5 VSB
0.01 A
2A
-5%
+5%
60 mVp-p
Over-Voltage Protection (OVP)
Output Voltage
A-2
Maximum Voltage
+3.3V
4.6V
+5V
6.5V
+12V
15.6V
Appendix