Motherboard
Q87T
Q87T/CSM
E8629
First Edition
September 2013
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Contents
Safety information....................................................................................... iv
About this guide.......................................................................................... iv
Package contents........................................................................................ vi
Q87T specifications summary.................................................................... vi
Product introduction
1.1
Before you proceed...................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 1-3
1.2
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 1-1
System memory............................................................................ 1-7
Expansion slots............................................................................. 1-9
Jumpers....................................................................................... 1-10
Connectors.................................................................................. 1-13
Onboard LEDs............................................................................. 1-21
Software support......................................................................... 1-22
BIOS information
2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 2-1
2.3
My Favorites.................................................................................. 2-9
2.2
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.8
2.9
2.10
BIOS setup program..................................................................... 2-5
Main menu................................................................................... 2-10
Ai Tweaker menu......................................................................... 2-12
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 2-23
Monitor menu.............................................................................. 2-37
Boot menu................................................................................... 2-40
Tools menu.................................................................................. 2-47
Exit menu..................................................................................... 2-48
Appendices
Notices........................................................................................................A-1
ASUS contact information........................................................................A-3
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Safety information
Electrical safety
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To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet
before relocating the system.
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables
for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible,
disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.
Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all
power cables are unplugged.
Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices
could interrupt the grounding circuit.
Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not
sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power
company.
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
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Before installing the motherboard and adding components, carefully read all the manuals
that came with the package.
Before using the product, ensure all cables are correctly connected and the power
cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors,
slots, sockets and circuitry.
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area
where it may be exposed to moisture.
Place the product on a stable surface.
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the
motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it
supports. It includes descriptions of the switches, jumpers, and connectors on the
motherboard.
Chapter 2: BIOS information
This chapter discusses changing system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions fo the BIOS parameters are also provided.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software
updates.
1.
2.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software
products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers,
that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the
standard package.
Conventions used in this guide
To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used
throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when
completing a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when
completing a task
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key>
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign
means that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or
Return key.
<Key1> + <Key2> + <Key3>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+).
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
ASUS Q87T motherboard
Cables
2 x Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s cables, 1 x SATA power cable
Accessories
2 x I/O Shield (1 x mini-ITX, 1 x thin mini-ITX)
Application DVD
Support DVD
Documentation
User Guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
Q87T specifications summary
CPU
LGA1150 socket for Intel® 4th Generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3, Pentium®, and
Celeron® processors
Supports 22nm CPU*
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0**
Chipset
Memory
* Up to 65W Thermal Design Power support for Intel® standard thin mini-ITX
heatsink. Up to 84W Thermal Design Power support for standard 1150/1155
heatsink.
** Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU type.
*** Refer to www.asus.com for Intel® CPU support list.
Intel® Q87 Express Chipset
2 x SO-DIMMs, max. 16GB, DDR3 1600 / 1333 / 1066 MHz, non-ECC,
un-buffered memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
Graphics
* Refer to www.asus.com for the latest Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List).
** When you install a total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit
operating system may only recognize less than 3GB. We recommend a
maximum of 3GB system memory if you are using a Windows® 32-bit operating
system.
Integrated graphics processor
Multi-VGA output support: DisplayPort / eDP / HDMI / LVDS*
- Supports DisplayPort 1.2 / eDP with max. resolution of 4096 x
2160@24Hz / 3840 x 2160 @60Hz
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution of 4096 x 2160 @24Hz / 2560 x
1600 @60Hz
- Supports LVDS with max.resolution of 1920 x 1200 @60Hz
Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
Expansion slots
*LVDS and eDP share the same video output. An onboard header is available to
switch output.
1 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x4 slot
1 x mini PCIe (full length, with mSATA support)
1 x mini PCIe (half length)
*mSATA shares the same slot with the full-length mini PCIe. When an mSATA card
is inserted, the mini PCIe slot is not available.
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Q87T specifications summary
Storage
LAN
Audio
USB
ASUS unique features
Intel® Q87 Express Chipset:
- 4 x Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connector
- 1 x mSATA connector*
*mSATA shares the same slot with the full-length mini-PCIe card. A mini-PCIe
card cannot be used if an mSATA card is inserted into the slot.
Dual LAN support
- Intel® I217LM Gigabit LAN controller
- Realtek® 8111G Gigabit LAN controller
8-channel Realtek® ALC887-VD High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-streaming, Anti-pop Function, Front
Panel Retasking
* Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support an 8channel audio output.
5 x USB 2.0 ports (5 ports at mid-board, 2 x 2-port header and 1 x 1-port
header)
6 x USB 3.0 ports (2 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at back panel)
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2™
ASUS Exclusive Features
- ASUS USB 3.0 Boost
- ASUS Network iControl
- ASUS AI Suite III
- ASUS Ai Charger
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
- ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Short circuit
damage prevention
- ASUS ESD Guards - Enhanced ESD protection
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
- ASUS Fan Xpert
Rear panel I/O ports
100% Solid Capacitors
1 x DC Power connector
1 x DisplayPort port
1 x HDMI port
2 x LAN (RJ-45) port
4 x USB 3.0 ports
2 x Audio jacks
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Q87T specifications summary
Internal connectors/
switches/ buttons
1 x USB 3.0 connector supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports
2 x USB 2.0 2-port connectors support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
1 x USB 2.0 1-port connectors support additional 1 USB 2.0 ports
1 x eDP connector
1 x LVDS connector
1 x eDP/LVDS switch jumper
4 x SATA 6.0Gb/s connector
1 x mSATA connector
1 x CPU fan connector
1 x Chassis fan connector
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x System panel connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x DIS ME jumper
1 x COM port header
1 x Chassis intrusion header
1 x SATA power connector
Connectors for AIO System
1 x 2-pin internal DC power connector
1 x Stereo speaker connector
1 x DMIC header
1 x Custom solutions header
Connectors for Flat Panel Display
1 x Backlight inverter voltage selection header
1 x FPD brightness header
1 x Panel voltage selection header
1 x Panel off header
TPM IC Onboard
BIOS features
Manageability
Support DVD
128 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI v2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS v2.5,
ACPI v2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree
BIOS 3
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Drivers
ASUS utilities
ASUS Update
Form factor
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Thin mini-ITX form factor: 6.7”x 6.7” (17.0cm x 17.0cm)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Product introduction
1.1
Before you proceed
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Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change
any motherboard settings.
1.2
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Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.
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Before handling components, use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded
object or a metal object, such as the power supply case, to avoid damaging them due
to static electricity.
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Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
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Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the
bag that came with the component.
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Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power supply is
switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so
may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, or components.
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the
motherboard fits.
Unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard. Failure to do so can
cause you physical injury and damage to motherboard components.
1.2.1
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, place it into the chassis in the correct orientation. The edge
with external ports goes to the rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image.
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1.2.2
Screw holes
Place six screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis.
Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
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Place this side
towards the rear
of the chassis
1.2.3
Motherboard layout
1 2
3
4
3
5
7
6
8
9 4
17cm(6.7in)
DP
DDR3 DIMM_B1 (64bit, 204-pin module)
RTL
8111G
Intel®
Q87
LGA1150
USB3_34
MIC
22
USB78
WLAN
INT_SPK
CUSTOM
HP-OUT
AAFP
ALC887
-VD2
CLRTC
PCIEX4
DIS_ME
1-2
20
13
14
16
14
17
CHASSIS
DMIC
21
12
15
24
LPC_DEBUG
LAN1
11
LCD_BLKT_PANEL
USB14
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BATT_CON
LAN2
23
EDP
DDR3 DIMM_A1 (64bit, 204-pin module)
128Mb
BIOS
25
10
MON_SW_PANEL CPU_FAN
FPD_SEL
ASM
1442K
F_PANEL
VCC_PWR_SEL
HDMI
COM1
Super
I/O
MSATA_MPCIE
SATA6G_4
SATA6G_2
SATA_PWRCON
USB3_12
17cm(6.7in)
SATA6G_3
SATA6G_1
CHA_FAN
USB910 BLKT_PWR_SEL
ATX19V1
USB3_56
LVDS
DC_PWR
14
19
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1.2.4
Layout contents
1.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Connectors/Jumpers/Slots/LED
1. ATX power connector (2-pin ATX19V)
2. SATA power connector (15-pin SATA_PWRCON)
3. Intel® Q87 Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s connector (7-pin SATA6G_1~4 [yellow])
4. CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 4-pin CHA_FAN)
5. USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_12)
6. DDR3 SO-DIMM slots
7. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM)
8. System panel connector (10-1 pin F_PANEL)
9. Display panel power button (2-1 pin MON_SW_PANEL)
10. Embedded DisplayPort (30-pin eDP)
11. LVDS connector (30-pin LVDS)
12. Flat panel display brightness (8-pin LCD_BLKT_PANEL)
13. Display panel backlight power selector (BLKT_PWR-SEL)
14. USB 2.0 connectors (5-1 pin USB14, 10-1 pin USB78, 10-2 pin USB910)
15. LVDS panel or eDP selector (3-pin FPD_SEL)
16. Display panel VCC power selector (6-pin VCC_PWR_SEL)
17. Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
18. Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
19. Intel® LGA1150 CPU socket
20. DMIC connectors (5-1 pin DMIC)
21. Intel® ME jumper (3-pin DIS_ME)
22. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
23. Internal stereo speaker header (4-pin INT_SPK)
24. Custom header (14-1 pin CUSTOM)
25. RTC battery header (2-pin BATT_CON)
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This motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA1150 socket designed for the Intel 4th
generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3, Pentium® , Celeron® processors.
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Q87T CPU socket LGA1150
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Unplug all power cables before installing the CPU.
1.3.1
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Upon purchase of the motherboard, ensure that the PnP cap is on the socket and
the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer immediately if the PnP cap
is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard
components. ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/
transit-related.
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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
LGA1150 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
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A
B
2
1-4
3
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5
C
A
B
1.3.2
CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation
Apply the Thermal Interface Material
to the CPU heatsink and CPU
before you install the heatsink and
fan if necessary.
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To install the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
1
2
A
B
B
A
3
4
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
1
2
A
B
B
A
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1.4
1.4.1
System memory
Overview
This motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Small Outline Dual Inline
Memory Module (SO-DIMM) sockets. The figure illustrates the location of the DDR3 SODIMM sockets:
DIMM_A1
DIMM_B1
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Channel
Channel A
Channel B
Sockets
DIMM_A1
DIMM_B1
Q87T 204-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets
1.4.2
Memory configurations
You may install 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB unbuffered non-ECC DDR3 DIMMs into the DIMM
sockets.
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You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A and Channel B. The system maps
the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dual-channel configuration. Any excess
memory from the higher-sized channel is then mapped for single-channel operation.
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimal compatibility, we
recommend that you install memory modules of the same version or date code (D/C)
from the same vendor. Check with the retailer to get the correct memory modules.
Due to the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows® OS, when you install 4GB
or more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory for the OS can be
about 3GB or less. For effective use of memory, we recommend that you do any of the
following:
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Use a maximum of 3GB system memory if you are using a 32-bit Windows® OS.
-Install a 64-bit Windows® OS if you want to install 4GB or more on the
motherboard.
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This motherboard does not support DIMMs made up of 512 megabits (Mb) chips or
less.
•
Memory modules with memory frequency higher than 2133 MHz and its corresponding
timing or the loaded X.M.P. Profile is not the JEDEC memory standard. The stability
and compatibility of these memory modules depend on the CPU’s capabilities and
other installed devices.
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The maximum 16GB memory capacity can be supported with 8GB or above DIMMs.
ASUS will update the memory QVL once the DIMMs are available in the market.
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1.4.3
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The default memory operation frequency is dependent on its Serial Presence Detect
(SPD), which is the standard way of accessing information from a memory module.
Under the default state, some memory modules for overclocking may operate at a
lower frequency than the vendor-marked value. To operate at the vendor-marked
or at a higher frequency, refer to section 2.5 Ai Tweaker menu for manual memory
frequency adjustment.
•
For system stability, use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a full
memory load (4 DIMMs) or overclocking condition.
•
Visit the ASUS website at: www.asus.com for the latest QVL.
Installing a DIMM
To install a DIMM
3
To remove a DIMM
3
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1.5
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following sub‑sections describe
the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do so may
cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
1.5.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with it and
make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
2.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis).
3.
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw for later
use.
4.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely
seated on the slot.
5.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
6.
Replace the system cover.
1.5.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See Chapter 2 for
information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support “Share IRQ” or that
the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI
groups, making the system unstable and the card inoperable.
1.5.3
PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x4 slot
This motherboard supports PCI Express x4 network cards, SCSI cards, and other cards that
comply with the PCI Express specifications.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
Intel PCH SATA controller #0
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–
–
shared
–
–
–
–
Intel PCH SATA controller #1
Realtek 8111G controller
–
–
–
–
–
shared
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
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1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. You can
clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing
the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in
CMOS, which include system setup information such as system passwords.
3
CLRTC
2
1
2
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Normal
(Default)
Clear RTC
Q87T Clear RTC RAM
To erase the RTC RAM:
1.
Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2.
Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on pins 2-3
for about 5-10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.
3.
Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
4.
Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to reenter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default
position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
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If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and move the jumper
again to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After clearing the CMOS, reinstall the
battery.
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You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking. For
system failure due to overclocking, use the CPU Parameter Recall (C.P.R.) feature.
Shut down and reboot the system, then the BIOS automatically resets parameter
settings to default values.
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2.
Intel® ME jumper (3-pin DIS_ME)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the Intel® ME function. Set this jumper to
pins 1-2 to enable (default) the Intel® ME function and to pins 2-3 to disable it.
DIS_ME
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1
2
2
3
Normal
(Default)
Disable ME
Q87T Intel® ME jumper
Disable the Intel® ME function before updating it.
3.
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor or switch.
Connect one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch cable to this
connector. The chassis intrusion sensor or switch sends a high-level signal to
this connector when a chassis component is removed or replaced. The signal
is then generated as a chassis intrusion event.
By default, the pins labeled “Intruder” are shorted with a jumper cap. Remove
the jumper caps only when you intend to use the chassis intrusion detection
feature.
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Chassis Signal
GND
+5VSB_MB
CHASSIS
PIN 1
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4.
Display panel backlight power selector (BLKT_PWR_SEL)
2
1
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2
3
BLKT_PWR_SEL
12V
(Default)
19V
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Pins
1-2
2-3
Setting
12V
19V
5.LVDS panel or eDP selector (3-pin FPD_SEL)
3
FPD_SEL
1
2
2
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for LVDS
(Default)
for eDP
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Pins
1-2
2-3
6.
Setting
LVDS (Default)
eDP
Display panel VCC power selector (VCC_PWR_SEL)
VCC_PWR_SEL
1
2
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3V
(Default)
5V
12V
3
Q87T Display panel VCC power
Pins
1
2
3
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3V
5V
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1.7
Connectors
1.7.1
1
Rear panel connectors
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1.
DC power connector. Insert the power adapter into this port.
2.
USB 3.0 ports 5 and 6. These two 9-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for
connecting USB 3.0 devices.
3.
HDMI port. This port is for a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connector,
and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray, and other protected
content.
4.
DisplayPort. Connect a DisplayPort cable into this port for high-definition video and
audio.
5.
LAN (RJ-45) port. These ports allow Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network
(LAN) through a network hub.
LAN port LED indications
Activity/Link LED
Status
Description
OFF
No link
GREEN
Linked
GREEN
Data activity
Speed LED
Status
Description
OFF
10Mbps connection
ORANGE 100Mbps connection
GREEN 1Gbps connection
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
LAN port
6.
USB 3.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 9-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for
connecting USB 3.0 devices.
7.
Line Out port (lime). This port connects to a headphone or a speaker.
8.
Microphone port (pink). This port connects to a microphone.
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1.7.2
1.
Internal connectors
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM)
This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module cable to this
connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
PIN 1
DCD
TXD
GND
RTS
RI
RXD
DTR
DSR
CTS
COM
Q87T
Q87T Serial port connector
The COM module is purchased separately.
2.
CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, and 4-pin CHA_FAN)
Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
CPU_FAN
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
Q87T
CHA_FAN
GND
CHA FAN PWR
CHA FAN IN
CHA FAN PWM
Q87T Fan connectors
DO NOT forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air flow inside
the system may damage the motherboard components. These are not jumpers! DO NOT
place jumper caps on the fan connectors.
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3.
ATX power connector (2-pin ATX19V)
This connector is for an ATX power supply. The plug from the power supply is designed
to fit this connector in only one orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down
firmly until the connector completely fits.
DC_JACK_IN
ATX19V
GND
Q87T
PIN 1
Q87T DC power source
Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G 1~4)
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial
ATA 6.0 Gb/s signal cables.
SATA6G_2
GND
RSATA_RXP4
RSATA_RXN4
GND
RSATA_TXN4
RSATA_TXP4
GND
SATA6G_4
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXP2
GND
SATA6G_3
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
RSATA_TXN1
RSATA_TXP1
GND
4.
GND
RSATA_RXP3
RSATA_RXN3
GND
RSATA_TXN3
RSATA_TXP3
GND
SATA6G_1
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When using hot-plug and NCQ, set the type of the SATA connectors in the BIOS to [AHCI].
See section 2.6.4 SATA Configuration for details.
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5.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel HD audio I/O module. Connect one
end of the front panel audio I/O module cable to this connector.
AAFP
SENSE2_RETUR
Q87T
SENSE1_RETUR
NC
AGND
PORT2 L
SENSE_SEND
PORT2 R
PORT1 R
PORT1 L
PIN 1
HD-audio-compliant
pin definition
Q87T Front panel audio connector
We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability.
6.
SATA power connector (15-pin SATA_PWRCON)
This connector is for the SATA power cable. The power cable plug is
designed to fit this connector in only one orientation. Find the proper
orientation and push down firmly until the connector completely fit. To provide
power to your SATA device, connect the SATA power cable to this connector.
SATA_PWRCON
Q87T
+12V
+12V
+12V
GND
GND
GND
+5V
+5V
+5V
GND
GND
GND
+3V
+3V
+3V
PIN 1
Q87T SATA HDD power source
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7.
USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_12)
This connector allows you to connect a USB 3.0 module for additional USB 3.0 front
or rear panel ports. With an installed USB 3.0 module, you can enjoy all the benefits of
USB 3.0 including faster data transfer speeds of up to 4.8Gbps, faster charging time for
USB-chargeable devices, optimized power efficiency, and backward compatibility with
USB 2.0.
IntA_P2_D+
IntA_P2_DGND
IntA_P2_SSTX+
IntA_P2_SSTXGND
IntA_P2_SSRX+
IntA_P2_SSRXUSB3+5V
USB3_12
PIN 1
GND
IntA_P1_D+
IntA_P1_DGND
IntA_P1_SSTX+
GND
IntA_P1_SSTXIntA_P1_SSRX+
IntA_P1_SSRXUSB3+5V
Q87T
Q87T USB3.0 Front panel connector
The USB 3.0 module is purchased separately.
8.
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB14, USB78, USB910)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to any of
these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system
chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specifications and supports up to
480Mbps connection speed.
USB14
GND
GND
USBD+
USBD+5V
USB78
NC
GND
USB_P7+
USB_P7USB+5V
PIN 1
GND
USB_P8+
USB_P8USB+5V
PIN 1
USB910
Q87T
GND
USB_P9+
USB_P9USB+5V
Q87T USB2.0 connectors
PIN 1
GND
USB_P10+
USB_P10USB+5V
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
The USB 2.0 module is purchased separately.
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9.
System panel connector (10-1 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
F_PANEL
PWR_LED+
PWR_LEDPWR
GND
+PWR LED PWR BTN
HDD_LED+
HDD_LEDGround
HWRST#
(NC)
PIN 1
Q87T
+HDD_LED
RESET
Q87T System panel connector
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•
•
•
System power LED (2-pin PWR_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis power LED
cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system
power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin HDD_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity LED cable
to this connector. The HDD LED lights up or flashes when data is read from or written
to the HDD.
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWR_BTN)
This connector is for the system power button.
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without
turning off the system power.
10. Display panel power button (2-1 pin MON_SW_PANEL)
This connector is used for the display panel power switch.
MON_SW_PANEL
PIN 1
MON_SW#
GND
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11.
RTC Battery header (2-pin BATT_CON)
This connector is for the lithium CMOS battery.
VBAT
GND
BATT_CON
PIN 1
Q87T
Q87T RTC battery header
12. Embedded DisplayPort (40-pin eDP)
The connector is for an internal embedded DisplayPort connection.
eDP(Back)
PIN 1
Q87T
Q87T embedded Display Port
13. LVDS connector (40-pin LVDS)
This connector is for an LCD monitor that supports Low-voltage Differential Signaling
(LVDS) interface.
LVDS
Q87T
PIN 1
Q87T LVDS connector
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14. Flat panel display brightness (8-pin LCD_BLKT_PANEL)
This connector is for the LCD panel brightness controls.
LCD_BLKT_PANEL
Q87T
BKLT_EN
BKLT_PWM
BKLT_PWR
BKLT_PWR
BKLT_GND/Brightness_GND
BKLT_GND/Brightness_GND
Brightness_up
Brightness_Down
PIN 1
Q87T Flat Panel Display Brightness
15. Internal stereo speaker header (2-pin INT_SPK)
The internal mono speaker header allows connection to an internal, low-power speaker
for basic system sound capability. The subsystem is capable of driving a speaker load
of 4 Ohms at 3 Watts (rms).
Q87T
Front_RFront_R+
Front_L+
Front_L-
INT_SPK
PIN 1
Q87T Internal Stereo Speakers Header
16. Custom header (14-pin CUSTOM)
The custom header is for connecting customized modules for additional features.
CUSTOM
PIN 1
Prog_LED
Q87T
+3.3 VSB
PWRBT#
+5 VSB
USB+
SCI/SMI GPIO
Ground
SMB_SLK
SMB_Data
HDMI CEC
No Connection
USBWDTO#/GPIO
Q87T Custom header
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17. DMIC connectors (4-pin DMIC)
The DMIC connector is for connecting the digital microphone module used in All-in-One
chassis.
+3.3V
DMIC_DATA
GND
DMIC_CLK
DMIC
Q87T
PIN 1
Q87T DMIC connectors
1.8
1.
Onboard LEDs
Standby Power LED
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED that lights up to indicate that the
system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode. This is a reminder that you should
shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing or plugging in any
motherboard component. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED.
Q87T
SB_PWR
Q87T Onboard LED
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1.9
1.9.1
Software support
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® 7, Windows® 8 and Windows® 8.1 (32/64bit) Operating
Systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize
the features of your hardware.
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Refer to your OS documentation for
detailed information.
1.9.2
Support DVD information
The Support DVD that comes with the motherboard package contains the drivers, software
applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard features.
The contents of the Support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the
ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.
To run the Support DVD
Place the Support DVD into the optical drive. If Autorun is enabled in your computer, the
DVD automatically displays the Specials screen which lists the unique features of your ASUS
motherboard. Click Drivers, Utilities, AHCI/RAID Driver, Manual, Contact, and Specials tabs
to display their respective menus.
The following screen is for reference only.
Click an icon to
display Support
DVD/motherboard
information
Click an item to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the Support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the DVD.
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1.9.3
Intel® SBA support
Intel® SBA (Small Business Advantage) is a combination of hardware and software that
provides unique security and productivity capabilities designed for small businesses.
•
Intel® SBA requires MEI driver (AMT host software kit) installed.
•
Some models without the 5MB ME firmware do not support Intel® SBA. Please refer to
the spec sheet for details.
Platform requirements:
•
Windows® 7 (32/64bit) / Windows® 8 (32/64bit) / Windows® 8.1 (32/64bit)
•
Lynx Point PCH with Core™ Haswell CPU (Shark Bay platforms) with 5MB ME 9.0
firmware load
CPU and chipsets requirements:
* Intel® Core™ i3 with B85, H87, Q87
* Intel® Core™ i5 with B85, H87, Q87
* Intel® Core™ i7 with B85, H87, Q87
* Intel® Core™ i5 vPro with one of these chipsets: B85, H87, Q87
* Intel® Core™ i7 vPro with one of these chipsets: B85, H87, Q87
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The Intel® Management Engine software kit must be installed (The Local Manageability
Service and the Intel® Management Engine Interface must be installed and running.)
•
Local Administrator rights on the target machine
The Intel® SBA does not support the 800 x 600 screen resolution.
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the latest CPU QVL (Qualified Vendors List).
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BIOS information
2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
2
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a USB flash disk in case you need to
restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update
utility.
2.1.1
EZ Update
EZ Update is a utility that allows you to automatically update your motherboard’s softwares,
drivers and the BIOS version easily. With this utlity, you can also manually update the saved
BIOS and select a boot logo when the system goes into POST.
To launch EZ Update, click EZ Update on the AI Suite 3 main menu bar.
Click to automatically
update your
motherboard’s
driver, software and
firmware
Click to find and
select the BIOS
from file
Click to select a
boot logo
Click to update
the BIOS
EZ Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an ISP (Internet
Service Provider).
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2.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without using an OS‑based
utility.
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website at
www.asus.com.
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
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1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port.
2.
Enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select
ASUS EZ Flash Utility and press <Enter> to enable it.
3.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive field.
4.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS,
and then press <Enter>.
5.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.
6.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file, and then press <Enter> to perform
the BIOS update process. Reboot the system when the update process is done.
•
This function supports USB flash disks formatted using FAT32/16 on a single partition
only.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system
boot failure!
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2.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file
when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can restore a corrupted BIOS
file using the motherboard support DVD or a USB flash drive that contains the updated BIOS
file.
•
Before using this utility, rename the BIOS file in the removable device into
Q87T.CAP.
•
The BIOS file in the support DVD may not be the latest version. Download the latest
BIOS file from the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
Recovering the BIOS
To recover the BIOS:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the support DVD to the optical drive or the USB flash drive that contains the
BIOS file to the USB port.
3.
The utility automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file. When found, the utility
reads the BIOS file and enters ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility automatically.
4.
The system requires you to enter BIOS Setup to recover BIOS settings. To ensure
system compatibility and stability, we recommend that you press <F5> to load default
BIOS values.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause
system boot failure!
2.1.4
ASUS BIOS Updater
The ASUS BIOS Updater allows you to update BIOS in a DOS environment. This utility also
allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as a backup when the BIOS fails or
gets corrupted during the updating process.
The succeeding utility screens are for reference only. The actual utility screen displays may
not be same as shown.
Before updating BIOS
1.
Prepare the motherboard support DVD and a USB flash drive formatted using
FAT32/16 on a single partition.
2.
Download the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater from the ASUS website at
http://support.asus.com and save them on the USB flash drive.
NTFS is not supported under DOS environment. Do not save the BIOS file and BIOS
Updater to a hard disk drive or USB flash drive in NTFS format.
3.
Turn off the computer and disconnect all SATA hard disk drives (optional).
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Booting the system to a DOS environment
1.
Insert the USB flash drive with the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater to the USB port.
2.
Boot your computer. When the ASUS Logo appears, press <F8> to show the BIOS
Boot Device Select Menu. Insert the support DVD into the optical drive and select the
optical drive as the boot device.
3. When the Make Disk menu appears, select the FreeDOS command prompt item by
pressing the item number.
4.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type d: and press <Enter> to switch the disk from Drive C
(optical drive) to Drive D (USB flash drive).
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using BIOS Updater:
1.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /pc /g and press <Enter>.
2.
The BIOS Updater screen appears as below.
ASUSTek BIOS Updater for DOS V1.30
Q87T
0209
03/20/2013
Q87T.CAP 8194 2013-08-20 15:25:48
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3.
Press <Tab> to switch between screen fields and use the <Up/Down/Home/End> keys
to select the BIOS file and press <Enter>. BIOS Updater checks the selected BIOS file
and prompts you to confirm BIOS update.
4.
Select Yes and press <Enter>. When BIOS update is done, press <ESC> to exit BIOS
Updater. Restart your computer.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot
failure!
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•
For BIOS Updater version 1.30 or later, the utility automatically exits to the DOS
prompt after updating BIOS.
•
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability.
Select the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit menu. Refer to section 2.10
Exit menu for details.
•
Ensure to connect all SATA hard disk drives after updating the BIOS file if you have
disconnected them.
BIOS setup program
Use the BIOS Setup program to update the BIOS or configure its parameters. The BIOS
screens include navigation keys and brief online help to guide you in using the BIOS Setup
program.
Entering BIOS Setup at startup
To enter BIOS Setup at startup:
•
Press <Delete> during the Power-On Self Test (POST). If you do not press <Delete>,
POST continues with its routines.
Entering BIOS Setup after POST
To enter BIOS Setup after POST:
•
Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> simultaneously.
•
Press the power button to turn the system off then back on. Do this option only if you
failed to enter BIOS Setup using the first two options.
•
Press the reset button on the system chassis.
Using the power button, reset button, or the <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> keys to force reset from a
running operating system can cause damage to your data or system. We recommend you
always shut down the system properly from the operating system.
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•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and
may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard.
•
Ensure that a USB mouse is connected to your motherboard if you want to use the
mouse to control the BIOS setup program.
•
If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS setting, load the default
settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Optimized
Defaults item under the Exit menu or press hotkey F5. See section 2.10 Exit Menu
for details.
•
If the system fails to boot after changing any BIOS setting, try to clear the CMOS and
reset the motherboard to the default value. See section 1.6 Jumpers for information
on how to erase the RTC RAM.
BIOS menu screen
The BIOS setup program can be used under two modes: EZ Mode and Advanced Mode.
You can change modes from the Exit menu or from the Exit/Advanced Mode button in the EZ
Mode/Advanced Mode screen.
EZ Mode
By default, the EZ Mode screen appears when you enter the BIOS setup program. The EZ
Mode provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to select
the display language, system performance mode and boot device priority. To access the
Advanced Mode, click Exit/Advanced Mode, then select Advanced Mode or press F7 for the
advanced BIOS settings.
The default screen for entering the BIOS setup program can be changed. Refer to the
Setup Mode item in section 2.8 Boot menu for details.
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Displays the CPU/motherboard
temperature, CPU voltage output,
and CPU/chassis fan speed
Selects the
Advanced
mode functions
Selects the boot
device priority
Power saving
mode
Selects the display language
of the BIOS setup program
Normal mode
Displays the
Advanced mode
menus
ASUS Optimal
mode
Displays SATA
Information
Exits the BIOS setup program without
saving the changes, saves the changes
and resets the system, or enters the
Advanced Mode
Loads
optimized
default
Displays the system
properties of the
selected mode on the
right hand side
•
The boot device options vary depending on the devices you installed to the system.
•
The Boot Menu (F8) button is available only when the boot device is installed to the
system.
Advanced Mode
The Advanced Mode provides advanced options for experienced end-users to configure the
BIOS settings. The figure below shows an example of the Advanced Mode. Refer to the
following sections for the detailed configurations.
To access the EZ Mode, click Exit, then select ASUS EZ Mode or press F7.
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Back button
Menu items
Menu bar
Configuration fields
Pop-up window
Submenu item
General help
Navigation keys
Last modified
settings
Quick note
Scroll bar
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
My Favorites For saving the frequently-used system settings and configuration
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Ai Tweaker
Advanced
Monitor
Boot
Tool
Exit
For changing the overclocking settings
For changing the advanced system settings
For displaying the system temperature, power status, and changing the
fan settings
For changing the system boot configuration
For configuring options for special functions
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. For example,
selecting Main shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Ai Tweaker, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
Back button
This button appears when entering a submenu. Press <Esc> or use the USB mouse to click
this button to return to the previous menu screen.
Submenu items
A greater than sign (>) before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a
submenu. To display the submenu, select the item and press <Enter>.
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Pop-up window
Select a menu item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the configuration
options for that item.
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that do not fit on
the screen. Press the Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> / <Page Down> keys to display the
other items on the screen.
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of the menu screen are the navigation keys for the BIOS setup
program. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item.
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user-configurable, you can
change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item that is not
user-configurable.
A configurable field is highlighted when selected. To change the value of a field, select it and
press <Enter> to display a list of options.
Quick Note button
This button allows you to enter notes of the activities that you have done in BIOS.
Last Modified button
This button shows the items that you last modified and saved in BIOS Setup.
2.3
My Favorites
MyFavorites is your personal space where you can easily save and access your favorite
BIOS items.
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Adding items to My Favorites
To add frequently-used BIOS items to My Favorites:
1.
Use the arrow keys to select an item that you want to add. When using a mouse, hover
the pointer to the item.
2.
Press <F4> on your keyboard or right-click on your mouse to add the item to My
Favorites page.
You cannot add the following items to My Favorites:
•
Items with submenu options
•
Configuration items such as Memory SPD Information, system time and date
•
User-configurable items such as language and boot device order
2.4
Main menu
2.4.1
System Language [English]
The Main menu screen appears when you enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS Setup
program. The Main menu provides you an overview of the basic system information, and
allows you to set the system date, time, language, and security settings.
Allows you to choose the BIOS language version from the options. Configuration options:
[English]
[Español] [Русский] [한국어]
2.4.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
2.4.3
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
2.4.4
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
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•
If you have forgotten your BIOS password, erase the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC)
RAM to clear the BIOS password. See section 1.6 Jumpers for information on how to
erase the RTC RAM.
•
The Administrator or User Password items on top of the screen show the default
Not Installed. After you set a password, these items show Installed.
Administrator Password
If you have set an administrator password, we recommend that you enter the administrator
password for accessing the system. Otherwise, you might be able to see or change only
selected fields in the BIOS setup program.
To set an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps as in changing an administrator
password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear
the password, the Administrator Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
User Password
If you have set a user password, you must enter the user password for accessing the system.
The User Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set
a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
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To clear the user password, follow the same steps as in changing a user password, but press
<Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear the password, the
User Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
2.5
Ai Tweaker menu
The Ai Tweaker menu items allow you to configure overclocking-related items.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Ai Tweaker menu items. Incorrect field
values can cause the system to malfunction.
The configuration options for this section vary depending on the CPU and DIMM model you
installed on the motherboard.
Scroll down to display the following items:
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Scroll down to display the following items:
Target CPU Turbo-Mode Speed : xxxxMHz
Displays the target CPU Turbo-Mode speed.
Target DRAM Speed : xxxxMHz
Displays the target DRAM speed.
Target Cache Speed : xxxxMHz
Displays the target Cache speed.
Target DMI/PEG Clock : xxxxMHz
Displays the target DMI/PEG clock.
Target CPU Graphics Speed : xxxxMHz
Displays the target iGPU speed.
2.5.1
CPU Core Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU core ratio automatically or manually.
[Auto]
Sets all CPU Core Ratio to Intel® CPU default settings automatically.
[Per Core]
Allows you to set CPU Core Ratio individually.
[Sync All Cores] Allows you to set CPU Core Ratio settings for all cores.
The following two items appear only when you set the CPU Core Ratio to [Sync All
Cores] or [Per Core].
1-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select [Auto] to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting or manually assign a 1-Core
Limit value, which should be higher than or equal to the 2-Core Ratio Limit.
2-/3-/4-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
These items become configurable only when you set the CPU Core Ratio item to [Per
Core].
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Min CPU Cache Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the minimum CPU Cache Ratio.
2.5.3
Max CPU Cache Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the maximum CPU Cache Ratio.
2.5.4
BCLK Frequency: DRAM Frequency Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU bus speed to DRAM speed ratio mode.
[Auto]
DRAM speed is set to the optimized settings.
[100:100]
The CPU bus speed to DRAM speed ratio is set to 100:100.
[100:133]
2.5.5
The CPU bus speed to DRAM speed ratio is set to 100:133.
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the memory operating frequency. Configuration options: [DDR3800MHz][DDR3-1066MHz][DDR3-1333MHz][DDR3-1600MHz][DDR3-1866MHz][DDR32133MHz]~[DDR3-3200MHz]
Selecting a very high memory frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default setting.
2.5.6
Max. CPU Graphics Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU Graphics maximum ratio. The maximum ratio is 60x. Use <+>/<->
to adjust the value.
2.5.7
GPU Boost [As is]
Allows you to enable the GPU Boost to accelerate the integrated GPU for extreme graphics
performance. Configuration options: [As is] [Enabled].
2.5.8
EPU Power Saving Mode [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the EPU power saving function. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.5.9
DRAM Timing Control
The subitems in this menu allow you to set the DRAM timing control features. Use the <+>
and <-> keys to adjust the value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the keyboard
and press the <Enter> key.
Changing the values in this menu may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default settings.
Primary Timings
DRAM CAS# Latency [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [31 DRAM Clock]
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [31 DRAM Clock]
DRAM RAS# PRE Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [31 DRAM Clock]
DRAM RAS# ACT Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [63 DRAM Clock]
DRAM COMMAND Rate [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] [2 DRAM Clock] [3 DRAM Clock]
Secondary Timings
DRAM RAS# to RAS# Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
DRAM REF Cycle Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [511 DRAM Clock]
DRAM Refresh Interval [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [65535 DRAM Clock]
DRAM WRITE Recovery Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [16 DRAM Clock]
DRAM READ to PRE Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
DRAM FOUR ACT WIN Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [255 DRAM Clock]
DRAM WRITE to READ Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
DRAM CKE Minimum pulse width [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
DRAM CAS# Write to Latency [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [31 DRAM Clock]
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RTL IOL control
DRAM RTL initial Value [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [63 DRAM Clock]
DRAM RTL (CHA) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [63 DRAM Clock]
DRAM RTL (CHB) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [63 DRAM Clock]
DRAM I0-L (CHA) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Delay 1 Clock] - [Delay 15 Clock]
DRAM IO-L (CHB) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Delay 1 Clock] - [Delay 15 Clock]
Third Timings
tRDRD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tRDRD_dr [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
tRDRD_dd [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
tWRRD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [63 DRAM Clock]
tWRRD_dr [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
tWRRD_dd [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
tWRWR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tWRWR_dr [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
tWRWR_dd [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
Dec_WRD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1]
tRDWR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [31 DRAM Clock]
tRDWR_dr [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [31 DRAM Clock]
tRDWR_dd [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [31 DRAM Clock]
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MISC
MRC Fast Boot [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the MRC fast boot.
[Enabled]
Enables the MRC fast boot.
[Disable]
Disables the MRC fast boot.
DRAM CLK Period [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [14]
Channel A DIMM Control [Enable Bot...]
Configuration options: [Enable Both DIMMS] [Disable DIMM0] [Disable DIMM1]
[Disable Both DIMMS]
Channel B DIMM Control [Enable Bot...]
Configuration options: [Enable Both DIMMS] [Disable DIMM0] [Disable DIMM1]
[Disable Both DIMMS]
Scrambler Setting [Optimized ...]
Configuration options: [Optimized (ASUS)] [Default (MRC)]
2.5.10
CPU Power Management
The subitems in this menu allow you to set the CPU ratio and features.
Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology (EIST).
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
[Enabled]
The operating system dynamically adjusts the processor voltage and
core frequency which may result in decreased average consumption and
decreased average heat production.
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
Allows you to enable your core processor’s speed to run faster than the marked frequency in
a specific condition. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
•
Turbo Mode is only available on selected CPU models only.
•
The following first three items appear only when you set the Turbo Mode to [Enabled].
Turbo Mode Parameters
Long Duration Package Power Limit [Auto]
Allows you to limit the turbo ratio’s long duration package power.
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
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Package Power Time Window [Auto]
Allows you to set the package power time window.
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Short Duration Package Power Limit [Auto]
Allows you to limit the turbo ratio’s long duration power.
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
CPU Integrated VR Current Limit [Auto]
Allows you to limit the CPU Integrated VR current.
Use <+> and <-> key to adjust the value.
CPU Internal Power Switching Frequency
Frequency Tuning Mode [Auto]
Allows you to set the frequency tuning mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [+] [-]
CPU Internal Power Fault Control
Thermal Feedback [Auto]
When enabled, it allows CPU to take precautionary actions when the thermal of the
external regulator exceeds the limit.Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Integrated VR Fault Management [Auto]
Allows you to manage the CPU Integrated VR fault. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Internal Power Configuration
CPU Integrated VR Efficiency Management [Auto]
Allows you to manage the CPU integrated VR efficiency. Configuration options: [Auto]
[High Performance] [Balanced]
Power Decay Mode [Auto]
Enable to improve power saving on the Fully Integrated Voltage Regulator as the processor
enters low current mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Idle Power-in Response [Auto]
Allows you to set the idle power-in response. Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [Fast]
Idle Power-out Response [Auto]
Allows you to set the idle power-out response. Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [Fast]
Power Current Slope [Auto]
Allows you to set the power current slope. Configuration options: [Auto] [Level 4] [Level 3]
[Level 2] [Level 1] [Level 0] ]Level -1] [Level -2] [Level -3] [Level -4].
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Power Current Offset [Auto]
Allows you to set the power current offset. Configuration options: [Auto] [100%] [87.5%] [75%]
[62.5%] [50%] [37.5%] [25%] [12.5%] [0%] [-12.5%] [-25%] [-37.5%] [-50.0%] [-62.5%] [-75%]
[-87.5%] [-100%]
Power Fast Ramp Response [Auto]
Allows you to set the power fast ramp response. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the
value.
CPU Internal Power Saving Control
Power Saving Level 1 Threshhold [Auto]
Allows you to set the power saving level 1 threshhold. Use the <+> and <-> keys to
adjust the value.
Power Saving Level 2 Threshhold [Auto]
Allows you to set the power saving level 2 threshhold. Use the <+> and <-> keys to
adjust the value.
Power Saving Level 3 Threshhold [Auto]
Allows you to set the power saving level 3 threshhold. Use the <+> and <-> keys to
adjust the value.
2.5.11
CPU Core Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the CPU core voltage. Increase the voltage when increasing the
core frequency. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual Mode] [Offset Mode] [Adaptive Mode].
[Adaptive Mode] is available for some specific CPU types.
CPU Core Voltage Override [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Manual Mode] and allows you
to set the CPU core voltage override. The values range from 0.001V to 1.920V with a 0.001V
interval.
Offset Mode Sign [+]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Offset Mode] or [Adaptive
Mode] and allows you to set the offset mode sign. Configuration options: [+] [-]
CPU Core Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Offset Mode] or
[Adaptive Mode] and allows you to set the CPU core voltage offset. The values range
from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval.
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CPU Cache Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the CPU Cache voltage. Increase the cache voltage when
increasing the ring frequency. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual Mode] [Offset Mode]
[Adaptive Mode].
[Adaptive Mode] is available for some specific CPU types.
CPU Cache Voltage Override [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Cache Voltage to [Manual Mode] and allows
you to set the CPU Cache voltage override. The values range from 0.001V to 1.920V with a
0.001V interval.
Offset Mode Sign [+]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Cache Voltage to [Offset Mode] or [Adaptive
Mode] and allows you to set the offset mode sign. Configuration options: [+] [-]
CPU Cache Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Cache Voltage to [Offset Mode] or
[Adaptive Mode] and allows you to set the CPU cache voltage offset. The values range
from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval.
2.5.13
CPU Graphics Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the CPU graphics voltage. Increase the graphics voltage when
increasing the iGPU frequency. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual Mode] [Offset Mode]
[Adaptive Mode].
[Adaptive Mode] is available for some specific CPU types.
CPU Graphics Voltage Override [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Graphics Voltage to [Manual Mode] and allows
you to set the CPU graphics voltage override. The values range from 0.001V to 1.920V with
a 0.001V interval.
Offset Mode Sign [+]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Graphics Voltage to [Offset Mode] or [Adaptive
Mode] and allows you to set the offset mode sign. Configuration options: [+] [-]
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CPU Graphics Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Graphics Voltage to [Offset Mode] or
[Adaptive Mode] and allows you to set the CPU graphics voltage offset. The values
range from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval.
Additional Turbo Mode CPU Graphics Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Graphics Voltage to [Adaptive Mode] and
allows you to set the additional turbo mode CPU graphics voltage. The values range from
0.001V to 1.920V with a 0.001V interval.
Total Adaptive Mode CPU Graphics Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Graphics Voltage to [Adaptive Mode] and
allows you to set the total adaptive mode CPU graphics voltage. The values range from
0.001V to 1.920V with a 0.001V interval.
2.5.14
CPU System Agent Voltage Offset Mode Sign [+]
This item allows you to set the CPU system agent voltage offset mode sign. Configuration
options: [+] [-].
CPU System Agent Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item allows you to set the CPU system agent voltage offset. Increase the value when
increasing DRAM frequency. The values range from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval.
2.5.15
CPU Analog I/O Voltage Offset Mode Sign [+]
This item allows you to set the CPU analog I/O voltage offset mode sign. Configuration
options: [+] [-].
CPU Analog I/O Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item allows you to set the CPU analog I/O voltage offset. Increase the value when
increasing DRAM frequency. The values range from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval.
2.5.16
CPU Digital I/O Voltage Offset Mode Sign [+]
This item allows you to set the CPU digital I/O voltage offset mode sign. Configuration
options: [+] [-].
CPU Digital I/O Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item allows you to set the CPU digital I/O voltage offset. Increase the value when
increasing DRAM frequency. The values range from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval.
2.5.17
SVID Support [Auto]
Disabling SVID Support stops the processor from commmunicating with the external voltage
regulator. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled].
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VCCIN Offset Mode Sign [Auto]
This item allows you to set the CPU input voltage. The values range from 0.010V to 0.600V
with a 0.010V interval when the VCCIN Offset Mode Sign is [+]. The values range from
0.010V to 0.250V with a 0.010V interval when the VCCIN Offset Mode Sign is [-].
2.5.19
DRAM Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM Voltage. The values range from 1.185V to 1.800V with a 0.005V
interval.
2.5.20
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM CTRL REF Voltage. The values range from 0.3950V to 0.6300V
with a 0.0050V interval.
2.5.21
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHA [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHA. The values range from 0.3950V to
0.6300V with a 0.0050V interval
2.5.22
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHB [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHB. The values range from 0.3950V to
0.6300V with a 0.0050V interval
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[Auto]
Automatic configuration.
[Enabled]
Sets to [Enabled] for EMI control.
[Disabled]
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CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Enhances the BCLK overclocking ability.
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2.6
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system
devices.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values
can cause the system to malfunction.
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2.6.1
Trusted Computing
Security Device Support [Disable]
Enables or disables BIOS support for security devices. Configuration options: [Disable]
[Enable]
The following items appear only when you set the Security Device Support to [Enable].
TPM Support [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the TPM support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
TPM State [Disabled]
This item appears only when you set the TPM Support item to [Enabled] and allows you to
enable or disable the TPM after POST. Reboot your system for the changes to take effect.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.6.2
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically
detects.
The items shown in submenu may be different due to the CPU you installed.
Intel® Adaptive Thermal Monitor [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the overheated CPU to throttle its clock speed to cool down.
Disables the CPU thermal monitor function.
Hyper-threading [Enabled]
The Intel Hyper-Threading Technology allows a hyper-threading processor to appear as two
logical processors to the operating system, allowing the operating system to schedule two
threads or processes simultaneously.
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Two threads per activated core are enabled.
Only one thread per activated core is enabled.
Active Processor Cores [All]
Allows you to choose the number of CPU cores to activate in each processor package.
Configuration options: [All] [1] [2] [3]
Limit CPUID Maximum [Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
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Disables this function.
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Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the No-Execution Page Protection Technology.
[Disabled]
Forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero (0).
Intel® Virtualization Technology [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Allows a hardware platform to run multiple operating systems separately
and simultaneously, enabling one system to virtually function as several
systems.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Allows a hardware platform to automatically analyze the requirements and
prefetch data and codes for the CPU.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Allows a hardware platform to perform adjacent cache line prefetching.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
Boot performance mode [Max Non-Tu...]
This item allows you to select the boot performance mode. Configuration options: [Max NonTurbo Performance] [Max battery] [Turbo Performance]
Intel TXT (LT) Support [Disabled]
Enables or disables Intel(R) TXT(LT) support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Power Management Configuration
This item allows you to manage and configure the CPU’s power.
Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology (EIST).
[Disabled]
The CPU runs at its default speed.
[Enabled]
The operating system controls the CPU speed.
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
Allows you to set the processor cores to run faster than the marked frequency in a
specific condition. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Turbo Mode is only available on selected CPU models only.
CPU C states [Auto]
[Auto]
Automatic configuration.
[Disabled]
Disables the CPU C states.
[Enabled]
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The following items appear only when you set the CPU C states to [Enabled].
Enhanced C1 state [Enabled]
[Enabled] Enables enhanced C1 state.
[Disabled] Disables enhanced C1 state.
CPU C3 Report [Enabled]
Allows you to disable or enable the CPU C3 report to OS. Configuration
options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU C6 report [Enabled]
Allows you to disable or enable the CPU C6 report to OS. Configuration
options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
C6 Latency [Short]
Allows you to choose short or long latency for C6. Configuration options:
[Short] [Long]
CPU C7 report [CPU C7s]
Allows you to disable or enable the CPU C7 report to OS. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [CPU C7] [CPU C7s]
C7 Latency [Long]
Allows you to choose short or long latency for C6. Configuration options:
[Short] [Long]
Package C State Support [Auto]
Allows you to disable or enable the whole C-State package support.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [C0/C1] [C2] [C3] [C6] [CPU C7]
[CPU C7s]
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2.6.3
PCH Configuration
PCI Express Configuration
DMI Link ASPM Control [Auto]
Allows you to control the Active State Power Managemennt on both NB and SB side of
the DMI Link. Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
ASPM Support [Disabled]
Allows you to set the ASPM support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] [L0s] [L1]
L0sL1].
PCIe Speed [Auto]
Allows you to select the PCI Express port speed. Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1]
[Gen2]
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Intel® Rapid Start Technology. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
The following items appear only when you set the Intel® Rapid Start Technology to
[Enabled].
Entry on S3 RTC Wake [Enabled]
The system automatically wakes up and set to Rapid Start Technology S4
mode. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled
Entry After [x]
Allows you to set the wake-up time.The values range from 0 (immediately)
to 120.
Active Page Threshold Support [Enabled]
The system automatically set itself to sleep when the partition size is
not enough for Rapid Start Technology to work. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
Active Memory Threshold [0]
Key in the value for the additional partition size for Rapid Start Technology
to work.
Ensure that the caching partition size is larger than the total memory size.
Hybrid Hard Disk Support [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable hybrid hard disk support. Configuration
options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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Intel® Smart Connect Technology [Disabled]
ICST Configuration [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ISCT configuration. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
DeepSx Power Policies [Disabled]
Allows you to configure the DeepSx Mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled in S5]
[Enabled in S4-S5].
2.6.4
SATA Configuration
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. The
SATA Port items show Not Present if no SATA device is installed to the corresponding SATA
port.
SATA Mode Selection [AHCI]
Allows you to set the SATA configuration.
[Disabled]
[IDE]
[AHCI]
[RAID]
Disables the SATA function.
Set to [IDE] when you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as
Parallel ATA physical storage devices.
Set to [AHCI] when you want the SATA hard disk drives to use the AHCI
(Advanced Host Controller Interface). The AHCI allows the onboard storage
driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that increases storage
performance on random workloads by allowing the drive to internally
optimize the order of commands.
Set to [RAID Mode] when you want to create a RAID configuration from the
SATA hard disk drives.
Aggressive LPM Support [Auto]
This item appears only when you set SATA Mode Selection to [AHCI] and allows you to
enable or disable PCH entering link power state aggressively. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Disabled] [Enabled]
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check [Enabled]
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitor system. When
read/write of your hard disk errors occur, this feature allows the hard disk to report warning
messages during the POST. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Hot Plug [Disabled]
These items appear only when you set the SATA Mode Selection item to [AHCI] and allow
you to enable/disable SATA Hot Plug Support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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System Agent Configuration
VT-d [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable VT-d function on MCH. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
CPU Audio Device [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable CPU SA Audio Device. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Graphics Configuration
Allows you to select a primary display from iGPU, and PCIe graphical devices.
Primary Display [Auto]
Allows you to select which of the iGPU/PCIE Graphics device should be the Primary
Display. Configuration options: [Auto] [IGPU] [PCIE] [PCI]
iGPU Memory [Auto]
Allows you to select the amount of system memory allocated to DVMT 5.0 used by the
iGPU. Configuration options: [Auto] [32M] [64M] [96M] [128M] [160M] [192M] [224M]
[256M] [288M][320M] [352M] [384M] [416M] [448M] [480M] [512M] [1024M]
Render Standby [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable Intel® Graphics Render Standby support to reduce
iGPU power use when the system is idle. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
[Enabled]
iGPU Multi-Monitor [Disabled]
Allows you to enable the iGPU Multi-Monitor. For LucidLogix Virtu MVP function
support, set this item to [Enabled] to empower both integrated and discrete graphics.
The iGPU shared system memory size will be fixed at 64MB.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IGD Flat Panel [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable IGD video output to onboard LVDS. Configuration
options: [Disable] [LVDS]
LVDS Configuration
All-in-One Chassis [None]
Select All-in-One Chassis if applicable.
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EDID Data Source [Pre-Defined]
Configuration options: [Pre-Defined] [Flat Panel Display]
The following item appears only when you set the EDID Data Source to [Pre-Defined].
Pre-Defined LVDS Panel Type [1920x1080 LVDS]
Select LVDS Panel Type.
Configuration options: [640x480 LVDS] ~ [2048x1536 LVDS]
Screen Brightness [Neutral]
Adjust screen brightness.
Configuration options: [Dimmest] [Dimmer] [Dim] [Neutral] [Bright] [Brighter]
[Brightest]
Channel Select [Dual Channel]
Configuration options: [Dual Channel] [Single Channel]
Mode Select [8bit Mode(JEIDA)]
Select LVDS bit rate.
Configuration options: [8bit Mode(JEIDA)] [8bit Mode(VESA)] [6bit
Mode(VESA and JEIDA)]
Panel Power Sequence Control [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
The following items appear only when you set Panel Power Sequence Control to
[Enabled].
Panel_Vcc ON to Video_Data ON (T8) [Enabled]
Configuration options: [10 ms] [20 ms] [30 ms] [40 ms]
Video_Data ON to BKLT_PWM ON (T9) [250 ms]
Configuration options: [100 ms] [200 ms] [250 ms] [300 ms]
BKLT_PWM ON to BKLT_Enable ON (T10) [15 ms]
Configuration options: [10 ms] [15 ms] [20 ms] [25 ms]
BKLT_Enable OFF to BKLT_PWM OFF (T11) [10 ms]
Configuration options: [5 ms] [10 ms] [15 ms] [20 ms]
BKLT_PWM OFF to Video_Data OFF (T12) [250 ms]
Configuration options: [100 ms] [200 ms] [250 ms] [300 ms]
Video_Data OFF to Panel_Vcc OFF (T13) [20 ms]
Configuration options: [10 ms] [20 ms] [30 ms] [40 ms]
Min Panel_Vcc OFF Time (T15) [600 ms]
Configuration options: [600 ms] [700 ms] [800 ms] [1000 ms]
LVDS Spread Spectrum Control [+/- 0.5% Center Spread]
Adjusts LVDS spread spectrum clocking.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [+/- 0.5% Center Spread] [+/- 1% Center
Spread]
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DMI Configuration
Allows you to control various DMI functions.
DMI Gen 2 [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable DMI Gen 2. Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled]
[Disabled]
NB PCIe Configuration
Allows you to configure the NB PCI Express settings.
PCIEX4 Link Speed [Auto]
Allows you to configure the PCIEX4 speed.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1] [Gen2] [Gen3]
DMI Link ASPM Control [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the control of Active State Power Management on SA
side of the DMI Link. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [L0s] [L1] [L0sL1]
PEG - ASPM [Disabled]
Allows you to control ASPM support for the PEG Device. The setting takes no effect if
PEG is not the active device at present. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] [ASPM
L0s] [ASPM L1] [ASPM L0sL1]
Memory Configuration
Memory Scrambler [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Memory Scrambler support.
Memory Remap [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable remapping the memory above 4GB.
[Enabled]
Enables the function.
[Disabled]
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Disables this function.
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AMT Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT)
feature.
Intel® AMT [Enabled]
Allow you to enable or disable the Intel® Active Management Technology (AMT) in the BIOS
extension. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
•
iAMT H/W is always enabled. This option just controls the BIOS extension execution.
If enabled, this requires additional firmware in the SPI device.
•
The following two items become configurable only when you set the Intel®AMT item to
[Enabled].
BIOS Hotkey Pressed [Disabled]
This item become configurable only when the previous item is set to [Enabled] and allows
you to enable or disable this function. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Un-Configure ME [Disabled]
Sets this item to [Disabled] to unconfigure AMT/ME without using a password or set it to
[Enabled] to use a password. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
WatchDog [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the WatchDog Timer will monitor the time taken for each task
performed by a software or hardware. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
The following two items become configurable only when you set the WatchDog Timer item
to [Enabled].
OS Timer [0]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value or key in a number directly.
BIOS Timer [0]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value or key in a number directly.
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2.6.7
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the USB-related features.
The USB Devices item shows the auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the
item shows None.
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the support for USB devices on legacy operating systems (OS).
[Auto] Allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. If
detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is
detected, the legacy USB support is disabled.
[Disabled]
The USB devices can be used only for the BIOS setup program.
Intel® xHCI Mode [Smart Auto]
[Auto]
Keeps the last operation of xHCI controller in OS during bootup.
[Enabled]
Enables the function.
[Smart Auto]
[Disabled]
Enables the operation of xHCI controller.
Disables the function.
EHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off
feature.
Disables the function.
USB Single Port Control
USB3_1~6 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable an individual USB port. Refer to the section 1.2.2
Motherboard layout in this user manual for the locations of the USB ports.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled].
USB3, 14, 7~10 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable an individual USB port. Refer to the section 1.2.2
Motherboard layout in this user manual for the locations of the USB ports.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled].
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2.6.8
Platform Misc Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to configure the Platform Misc.
PCIE Express Native Power Management [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable PCIE express native power management. Configuration
options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Native ASPM [Disabled]
The item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows you to enable
or disable ASPM. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
2.6.9
Serial Port Console Redirection
Console Redirection [Disabled]
Enables or disables the console redirection feature. When enabled, it allows you to maintain
a system from a remote location by redirecting keyboard input and text output through the
serial port. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Console Redirection Settings
The following items become configurable only when you set the previous item to [Enabled].
Out-of-Band Mgmt Port [COM0 (DISA...]
Microsoft Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS) allows for remote
management of a Windows Server OS through a serial port. Configuration options:
[COM0 (Disabled)] [COM1 (Disabled)] [COM2 (Pci Bys0, Dev0, Func0) (Disabled)]
Terminal Type [VT-UTF8]
VT-UTF8 is the preferred terminal type for out-of-band management. The next best
choice is VT100+ and then VT100. Configuration options: [VT100] [VT100+] [VT-UTF8]
[ANSI]
Bits per second [115200]
Allows you to select the transmission speed of the serial port. Configuration options:
[9600] [19200] [57600] [115200]
Flow Control [None]
Flow control prevents data loss from buffer overflow. This item allows you to set the
flow control. Configuration options: [None] [Hardware RTS/CTS] [Software Xon/Xoff]
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Onboard Devices Configuration
HD Audio Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the HD Audio Device.
Disables the HD Audio Device.
Realtek LAN Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the Realtek LAN controller.
Disables the controller.
Realtek PXE OPROM [Disabled]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows you to
enable or disable the PXE OptionRom of the Realtek LAN controller. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
Intel LAN Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the Intel LAN controller.
Disables the controller.
Intel PXE OPROM [Disabled]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows you to enable
or disable the PXE OptionRom of the Intel LAN controller. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Ai Charge [Disabled]
This item disables or enables AI Charger while the system is in S5 mode. Configuration
options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Serial Port Configuration
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the serial port configuration.
Serial Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the serial port (COM).Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Change Settings [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4]
This item appears only when you set the Serial Port to [Enabled] and allows you
to select the Serial Port base address. Configuration options: [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4]
[IO=2F8h; IRQ=3] [IO=3E8h; IRQ=4] [IO=2E8h; IRQ=3]
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APM
Restore AC Power Loss [Power Off]
[Power On]
The system goes into on state after an AC power loss.
[Last State]
The system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state was
before the AC power loss.
[Power Off]
The system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
Power On By PCIE [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the PCIE devices to generate a wake-on-LAN feature of the
Intel®/Realtek LAN device.
Enables the PCIE devices to generate a wake-on-LAN feature of the Intel®/
Realtek LAN device.
Power On By Ring [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables Ring to generate a wake event.
Enables Ring to generate a wake event.
Power On By RTC [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
2.6.12
Disables RTC to generate a wake event.
When set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date (Days) and Hour/
Minute/Second will become user-configurable with set values.
Network Stack Configuration
Network Stack [Disabled]
This item allows user to disable or enable the UEFI network stack. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
The following two items appear only when you set the previous item to [Enabled].
Ipv4 PXE Support [Enabled]
This item allows user to disable or enable the Ipv4 PXE Boot support. Configuration options:
[Disable Link] [Enabled]
Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled]
This item allows user to disable or enable the Ipv6 PXE Boot support. Configuration options:
[Disable Link] [Enabled]
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2.7
Monitor menu
2.7.1
CPU Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change
the fan settings.
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU temperature.
Select Ignore if you do not wish to display the detected temperature.
2.7.2
CPU / Chassis Fan 1/2 Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] /
[N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU / chassis fan
1/2speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the
field shows N/A. Select Ignore if you do not wish to display the detected speed.
2.7.3
CPU Input Voltage (VCCIN), CPU Core Voltage, 3.3V
Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard
voltage regulators. Select Ignore if you do not want to detect this item.
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[Disabled]
[Enabled]
CPU Q-Fan Control [Enabled]
Disables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
Enables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
CPU Fan Speed Low Limit [200 RPM]
This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature and allows you to
disable or set the CPU fan warning speed.
Configuration options: [Ignore] [100RPM] [200RPM] [300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM]
CPU Fan Profile [Standard]
This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature and allows you to
set the appropriate performance level of the CPU fan.
[Standard]
Sets to [Standard] to make the CPU fan automatically adjust depending on
the CPU temperature.
[Silent]
Sets to [Silent] to minimize the fan speed for quiet CPU fan operation.
[Manual]
Sets to [Manual] to assign detailed fan speed control parameters.
[Turbo]
Sets to [Turbo] to achieve maximum CPU fan speed.
The following four items appear only when you set CPU Fan Profile to [Manual].
CPU Upper Temperature [70]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the upper limit of the CPU temperature. The values
range from 20ºC to 75ºC.
CPU Fan Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the maximum CPU fan duty cycle. The values
range from 20% to 100%. When the CPU temperature reaches the upper limit, the
CPU fan will operate at the maximum duty cycle.
CPU Lower Temperature [20]
Displays the lower limit of the CPU temperature.
CPU Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [20]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the minimum CPU fan duty cycle. The values
range from 20% to 100%. When the CPU temperature is under the lower limit, the CPU
fan will operate at the minimum duty cycle.
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[Disabled]
[Auto]
Chassis Q-Fan Control [Auto]
Disables the Chassis Q-Fan control feature.
Enables the Chassis Q-Fan control feature for a 3-pin chassis fan.
[Advanced Mode]Enables DC mode Q-Fan control for a 4-pin chassis fan.
Chassis Fan Speed Low Limit [600 RPM]
This item appears only when you enable the Chassis1/2 Q-Fan Control feature and allows
you to disable or set the chassis1/2 fan warning speed.
Configuration options: [Ignore] [200RPM] [300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM] [600 RPM]
Chassis Fan Profile [Standard]
This item appears only when you enable the Chassis1/2 Q-Fan Control feature and allows
you to set the appropriate performance level of the chassis1/2 fan.
[Standard]
[Silent]
[Turbo]
[Manual]
Sets to [Standard] to make the chassis1/2 fan automatically adjust
depending on the chassis1/2 temperature.
Sets to [Silent] to minimize the fan speed for quiet chassis1/2 fan operation.
Sets to [Turbo] to achieve maximum chassis1/2 fan speed.
Sets to [Manual] to assign detailed fan speed control parameters.
The following four items appear only when you set Chassis1/2 Fan Profile to [Manual].
Chassis1/2 Upper Temperature [70]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the upper limit of the chassis temperature. The
values range from 40ºC to 75ºC.
Chassis1/2 Fan Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the maximum chassis fan duty cycle. The values
range from 60% to 100%. When the chassis temperature reaches the upper limit, the
chassis fan will operate at the maximum duty cycle.
Chassis1/2 Lower Temperature [40]
Displays the lower limit of the chassis temperature.
Chassis1/2 Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [60]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the minimum chassis fan duty cycle. The values
range from 60% to 100%. When the chassis temperature is under 40ºC, the chassis
fan will operate at the minimum duty cycle.
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2.8
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.
Scroll down to display the following items:
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Fast Boot [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Select to accelerate the boot speed.
[Disabled]
Select to go back to normal boot.
The following four items appear when you set Fast Boot to [Enabled].
SATA Support [All Devices]
[All Devices]All devices connected to SATA ports will be available during
POST. This process will extend the POST time.
[Hard Drive Only]Only hard drives connected to SATA ports will be detected during
POST. Any hardware change will disable fast boot.
[Boot Drive Only]Only boot drive connected to SATA ports will be detected during
POST. Any hardware change will disable fast boot.
USB Support [Partial In...]
[Disabled]All USB devices will not be available until OS boot up for a
fastest POST time.
[Full Initialization]All USB devices will be available during POST. This process will
extend the POST time.
[Partial Initialization]For a faster POST time, only the USB ports with keyboard and
mouse connections will be detected.
Network Stack Driver Support [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Select to skip the network stack driver from loading during POST.
Select to load the network stack driver during POST.
Next Boot after AC Power Loss [Normal Boot]
[Normal Boot]
[Fast Boot]
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Returns to normal boot on the next boot after AC power loss.
Accelerates the boot speed on the next boot after AC power loss.
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Boot Logo Display [Enabled]
[Auto]
Adjusts logo automatically based on Windows® display requremenst.
[Disabled]
Hide the logo during POST.
[Full Screen]
Maximize the boot logo size.
POST Delay Time [3 sec]
This item appears only when you set Boot Logo Display to [Enabled]. This item allows
you to select the desired additional POST waiting time to easily enter the BIOS setup. You
can only execute the POST delay time during Normal Boot. The values range from 0 to 10
seconds.
This feature will only work under normal boot.
Post Report [5 sec]
This item appears only when you set Boot Logo Display to [Disabled]. This item allows you
to select a desired post report waiting time. Configuration options: [1 sec] ~ [10 sec] [Until
Press ESC].
2.8.3
Bootup NumLock State [On]
[On]
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [On].
[Off]
2.8.4
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [Off].
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When this item is set to [Enabled], the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when error
occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.8.5
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]
[Force BIOS]
[Keep Current]
2.8.6
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
2.8.7
The third-party ROM messages will be forced to display during the boot
sequence.
The third-party ROM messages will be displayed only if the third-party
manufacturer had set the add-on device to do so.
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
Allows the option ROMs to trap Interrupt 19.
Disables this function.
Setup Mode [EZ Mode]
[Advanced Mode] Sets Advanced Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup
program.
[EZ Mode]
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2.8.8
CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
Allows you to configure the CSM (Compatibility Support Module) items to fully support the
various VGA, bootable devices and add-on devices for better compatibility.
Launch CSM [Enabled]
[Auto]The system automatically detects the bootable devices and the add-on
devices.
[Enabled]For better compatibility, enable the CSM to fully support the non-UEFI
driver add-on devices or the Windows® UEFI mode.
[Disabled]Disable the CSM to fully support the Windows® Security Update and
Security Boot.
The following four items appear when you set Launch CSM to [Enabled].
Boot Devices Control [UEFI and Legacy OpROM]
Allows you to select the type of devices that you want to boot up. Configuration options:
[UEFI and Legacy OpROM] [Legacy OpROM only] [UEFI only]
Boot from Network Devices [Legacy OpROM first]
Allows you to select the type of network devices that you want to launch. Configuration
options: [Legacy OpROM first] [UEFI driver first] [Ignore]
Boot from Storage Devices [Legacy OpROM first]
Allows you to select the type of storage devices that you want to launch. Configuration
options: [Both, Legacy OpROM first] [Both, UEFI first] [Legacy OpROM first] [UEFI driver first]
[Ignore]
Boot from PCIe/PCI Expansion Devices [Legacy OpROM first]
Allows you to select the type of PCIe/PCI expansion devices that you want to launch.
Configuration options: [Legacy OpROM first] [UEFI driver first]
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Secure Boot
Allows you to configure the Windows® Secure Boot settings and manage its keys to protect
the system from unauthorized access and malwares during POST.
OS Type [Windows UE...]
Allows you to select your installed operating system.
[Windows UEFI mode]Executes the Microsoft® Secure Boot check. Only select this
option when booting on Windows® UEFI mode or other Microsoft®
Secure Boot compliant OS.
[Other OS]Get the optimized function when booting on Windows® non-UEFI
mode, Windows® Vista/XP, or other Microsoft® Secure Boot
non-compliant OS. Only on Windows® UEFI mode that Microsoft®
Secure Boot can function properly.
The following item appears when OS Type is set to [Windows UEFI mode].
Key Management
This item appears only when you set Secure Boot Mode to [Custom]. It allows you to manage
the Secure Boot keys.
Clear Secure Boot keys
This item appears only when you load the default Secure Boot keys. This item allows
you to clear all default Secure Boot keys.
Save Secure Boot keys
This item appears only when you load the default Secure Boot keys. This item allows
you to save all default Secure Boot keys.
PK Management
The Platform Key (PK) locks and secures the firmware from any non-permissible
changes. The system verifies the PK before your system enters the OS.
Delete PK
Allows you to delete the PK from your system. Once the PK is deleted, all
the system’s Secure Boot keys will not be active. Configuration options:
[Yes] [No]
Load PK from File
Allows you to load the downloaded PK from a USB storage device.
The PK file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable.
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KEK Management
The KEK (Key-exchange Key or Key Enrollment Key) manages the Signature database
(db) and Revoked Signature database (dbx).
Key-exchange Key (KEK) refers to Microsoft® Secure Boot Key-Enrollment Key (KEK).
Delete the KEK
Allows you to delete the KEK from your system. Configuration options:
[Yes] [No]
Load KEK from File
Allows you to load the downloaded KEK from a USB storage device.
Append KEK from file
Allows you to load the additional KEK from a storage device for an
additional db and dbx loaded management.
The KEK file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable.
DB Management
The db (Authorized Signature database) lists the signers or images of UEFI
applications, operating system loaders, and UEFI drivers that you can load on the
single computer.
Delete the db
Allows you to delete the db file from your system. Configuration options:
[Yes] [No]
Load db from File
Allows you to load the downloaded db from a USB storage device.
Append db from file
Allows you to load the additional db from a storage device so that more
images can be loaded securely.
The DB file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable.
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DBX Management
The dbx (Revoked Signature database) lists the forbidden images of db items that are
no longer trusted and cannot be loaded.
Delete the DBX
Allows you to delete the DBX file from your system. Configuration options:
[Yes] [No]
Load DBX from File
Allows you to load the downloaded DBX from a USB storage device.
Append DBX from file
Allows you to load the additional DBX from a storage device so that more
db’s images cannot be loaded.
The DBX file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable.
2.8.10
Boot Option Priorities
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The
number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices
installed in the system.
•
•
2.8.11
To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo
appears.
To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, do any of the following:
•
Press <F5> when ASUS Logo appears.
•
Press <F8> after POST.
Boot Override
These items displays the available devices. The number of device items that appears on
the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Click an item to start
booting from the selected device.
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2.9
Tools menu
2.9.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the submenu.
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. Press [Enter] to launch the ASUS EZ Flash 2 screen.
For more details, see section 2.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2.
2.9.2
ASUS O.C. Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
The Setup Profile Status items show Not Installed if no profile is created.
Save to Profile
Allows you to save the current BIOS settings to the BIOS Flash, and create a profile. Key in a
profile number from one to eight, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
Load from Profile
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Key in the profile
number that saved your CMOS settings, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
2.9.3
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent the
system boot failure!
•
We recommend that you update the BIOS file only coming from the same memory/
CPU configuration and BIOS version.
ASUS SPD Information
DIMM Slot # [DIMM_A1]
Displays the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) information of the DIMM module installed on the
selected slot. Configuration options: [DIMM_A1] [DIMM_B1]
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Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal default values for the BIOS items, and
save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. You can access the EZ Mode from the Exit
menu.
Load Optimized Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup
menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation window appears.
Select Yes to load the default values.
Save Changes & Reset
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit menu to
ensure the values you selected are saved. When you select this option or if you press <F10>,
a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to save changes and exit.
Discard Changes & Exit
This option allows you to exit the Setup program without saving your changes. When you
select this option or if you press <Esc>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to discard
changes and exit.
ASUS EZ Mode
This option allows you to enter the EZ Mode screen.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
This option allows you to attempt to launch the EFI Shell application (shellx64.efi) from one of
the available devices that have a filesystem.
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Appendices
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
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•
This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
•
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required
to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate this equipment.
IC: Canadian Compliance Statement
Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS
210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian
interference-causing equipment regulations.
This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
Cut appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Cet appareil est conforme aux normes CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada. Le
fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes :
(1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interférences et
(2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer
un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil.
Q87T
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Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department
of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement
VCCI Class B Statement
KC: Korea Warning Statement
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at
ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin
indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in
municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol
of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal
waste.
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards
for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to
responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging
materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for detailed recycling
information in different regions.
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Appendices
ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
Telephone Fax E-mail
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Fax Online support
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7798
info@asus.com.tw
http://www.asus.com
+86-21-3842-9911
+86-21-5866-8722 ext. 9101#
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address
Telephone
Fax
Web site
Technical Support
Support fax
General support Online support
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
+1-510-739-3777
+1-510-608-4555
http://usa.asus.com
+1-812-284-0883
+1-812-282-2787
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Fax
Web site
Online contact
Technical Support
Telephone
Support Fax
Online support
Q87T
Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-959931
http://www.asus.com/de
http://eu-rma.asus.com/sales
+49-2102-5789555
+49-2102-959911
support.asus.com
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Appendices
(510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Asus Computer International
Date :
Signature :
Representative Person’s Name :
Sep. 12, 2013
Steve Chang / President
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Supplementary Information:
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
Model Number : Q87T
Conforms to the following specifications:
Product Name : Motherboard
hereby declares that the product
Phone/Fax No:
Address:
Responsible Party Name:
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Ver. 120601
EC Declaration of Conformity
Q87T
Regulation (EC) No. 617/2013
Declaration Date: 12/09/2013
Year to begin affixing CE marking:2013
CE marking
Signature : __________
Position : CEO
Name :
Jerry Shen
(EC conformity marking)
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
2011/65/EU-RoHS Directive
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
EN 60065:2002 / A12:2011
EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2(2011-09)
EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-4 V1.4.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.2.1(2012-09)
EN 301 489-24 V1.5.1(2010-09)
EN 302 326-2 V1.2.2(2007-06)
EN 302 326-3 V1.3.1(2007-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.4.1(2008-11)
EN 302 291-1 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 302 291-2 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 55024:2010
EN 61000-3-3:2008
EN 55020:2007+A11:2011
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
2009/125/EC-ErP Directive
EN 60950-1 / A12:2011
2006/95/EC-LVD Directive
EN 300 328 V1.7.1(2006-10)
EN 300 440-1 V1.6.1(2010-08)
EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1(2010-08)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V5.2.1(2011-05)
EN 301 908-2 V5.2.1(2011-07)
EN 301 893 V1.6.1(2011-11)
EN 302 544-2 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 302 623 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50360:2001
EN 62479:2010
EN 50385:2002
EN 62311:2008
1999/5/EC-R &TTE Directive
EN 55022:2010+AC:2011
EN 61000-3-2:2006+A2:2009
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
2004/108/EC-EMC Directive
conform with the essential requirements of the following directives:
Model name :
Product name :
Motherboard
GERMANY
declare the following apparatus:
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
Country:
TAIWAN
Country:
Address, City:
4F, No. 150, LI-TE Rd., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN
Address, City:
Authorized representative in Europe:
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Manufacturer:
We, the undersigned,
Ver. 130816