Motherboard
P5K64 WS
E3231
First Edition
May 2007
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Contents
Notices......................................................................................................... vii
Safety information..................................................................................... viii
About this guide.......................................................................................... ix
P5K64 WS specifications summary........................................................... xi
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
1.3.1
Product highlights............................................................ 1-2
1.3.3
ASUS Intelligent Performance
and Overclocking features............................................... 1-7
1.3.2
Chapter 2:
2.1
2.2
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 2-2
2.2.1
Placement direction......................................................... 2-2
2.2.3
Motherboard layout.......................................................... 2-3
2.2.4
Installing the CPU............................................................ 2-7
2.3.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan...........................2-11
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan................................. 2-9
System memory.......................................................................... 2-13
2.4.1
2.4.3
Overview........................................................................ 2-13
Memory configurations................................................... 2-13
Installing a DIMM........................................................... 2-15
2.4.4
Removing a DIMM......................................................... 2-15
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card.......................................... 2-16
2.5.3
Interrupt assignments.................................................... 2-17
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-16
2.5.2
2.5.4
2.6
Layout contents................................................................ 2-4
2.3.1
2.4.2
2.5
Screw holes..................................................................... 2-2
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 2-6
2.3.2
2.4
Hardware information
Before you proceed...................................................................... 2-1
2.2.2
2.3
ASUS Special features.................................................... 1-4
2.5.5
Configuring an expansion card...................................... 2-16
PCI slots......................................................................... 2-18
PCI Express slots........................................................... 2-18
Jumper......................................................................................... 2-19
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Contents
2.7
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-20
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors................................................... 2-20
2.7.3
Installing the optional fan............................................... 2-32
2.7.2
Chapter 3:
3.1
3.2
Turning off the computer.............................................................. 3-2
3.2.1
Chapter 4:
4.1.3
AFUDOS utility................................................................. 4-5
4.1.4
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility.................................................... 4-4
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility....................................... 4-7
BIOS setup program..................................................................... 4-8
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen........................................................... 4-9
4.2.3
Navigation keys................................................................ 4-9
4.2.5
4.2.6
4.2.7
4.2.8
4.2.9
Menu bar.......................................................................... 4-9
Menu items.................................................................... 4-10
Sub-menu items............................................................. 4-10
Configuration fields........................................................ 4-10
Pop-up window.............................................................. 4-10
Scroll bar........................................................................ 4-10
General help.................................................................. 4-10
Main menu................................................................................... 4-11
4.3.1
System Time...................................................................4-11
4.3.3
Floppy Diskette A ...............................................................................4-11
4.3.2
4.3.4
System Date...................................................................4-11
Language........................................................................4-11
4.3.5
SATA 1-6........................................................................ 4-12
4.3.7
System Information........................................................ 4-14
4.3.6
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BIOS setup
ASUS Update utility......................................................... 4-1
4.2.4
4.4
Using the dual function power switch............................... 3-2
4.1.1
4.2.2
4.3
Using the OS shut down function..................................... 3-2
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 4-1
4.1.2
4.2
Powering up
Starting up for the first time......................................................... 3-1
3.2.2
4.1
Internal connectors........................................................ 2-22
SATA Configuration........................................................ 4-13
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-15
4.4.1
JumperFree Configuration............................................. 4-15
Contents
4.4.2
Ai Net2........................................................................... 4-19
4.4.4
CPU Configuration......................................................... 4-22
4.4.3
4.4.5
4.4.6
4.5
4.4.7
4.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support........................................................... 4-26
4.5.6
APM Configuration......................................................... 4-27
Hardware Monitor.......................................................... 4-28
Boot Device Priority....................................................... 4-31
4.6.3
Security.......................................................................... 4-33
Boot Settings Configuration........................................... 4-32
Tools menu.................................................................................. 4-35
4.7.1
4.7.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2........................................................... 4-35
ASUS O.C. Profile.......................................................... 4-36
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-37
Software support
Installing an operating system.................................................... 5-1
Support DVD information............................................................. 5-1
5.2.1
Running the support DVD................................................ 5-1
5.2.3
Utilities menu................................................................... 5-3
5.2.2
5.2.4
5.2.5
5.2.6
5.3
ACPI APIC Support........................................................ 4-26
4.6.1
Chapter 5:
5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume......................................... 4-26
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-31
4.6.2
5.1
PCIPnP.......................................................................... 4-25
Suspend Mode............................................................... 4-26
4.5.5
4.8
OnBoard Devices Configuration.................................... 4-24
4.5.1
4.5.4
4.7
Chipset........................................................................... 4-23
Power menu................................................................................. 4-26
4.5.2
4.6
USB Configuration......................................................... 4-20
5.2.7
Drivers menu.................................................................... 5-2
Make disk menu............................................................... 5-5
Manual menu................................................................... 5-6
ASUS Contact information............................................... 5-6
Other information............................................................. 5-7
Software information.................................................................... 5-9
5.3.1
ASUS MyLogo2™............................................................ 5-9
5.3.3
ASUS PC Probe II.......................................................... 5-15
5.3.2
5.3.4 Audio configurations.......................................................5-11
ASUS AI Suite................................................................ 5-21
Contents
5.3.5 ASUS AI Gear 2............................................................. 5-23
5.3.7
ASUS AI N.O.S.............................................................. 5-25
5.3.6
5.3.8
5.4
ASUS AI Booster............................................................ 5-27
5.4.1
RAID definitions............................................................. 5-28
5.4.3
Intel® RAID configurations.............................................. 5-29
RAID configurations................................................................... 5-28
5.5.1
Chapter 6:
6.2
6.3
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS..... 5-39
Creating a RAID/SATA driver disk in Windows®. ........... 5-39
ATI® CrossFire™ technology support
Overview........................................................................................ 6-1
6.1.1
6.1.2
Requirements................................................................... 6-1
Before you begin.............................................................. 6-1
Installing CrossFire™ graphics cards........................................ 6-2
Software information.................................................................... 6-5
6.3.1
6.3.2
Appendix:
Installing the device drivers.............................................. 6-5
Using the Catalyst™ Control Center................................ 6-7
CPU features
A.1
Intel EM64T...................................................................................A-1
A.2
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST).........................A-1
A.3
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Installing Serial ATA hard disks...................................... 5-29
Creating a RAID driver disk........................................................ 5-39
5.5.2
6.1
ASUS Q-Fan 2............................................................... 5-26
5.3.9
5.4.2
5.5
ASUS AI Nap................................................................. 5-24
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Using the Intel® EM64T feature.......................................................A-1
A.2.1
A.2.2
System requirements.......................................................A-1
Using the EIST.................................................................A-2
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology............................................A-3
®
Using the Hyper-Threading Technology . .......................................A-3
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is
required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications
to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the
electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the
power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are
connected. If 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 adpater or extension cord.
These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area.
If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using,
contact your local power company.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all
the manuals that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the
power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer
immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in
any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring
the motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new
technology it supports.
•
Chapter 2: Hardware information
•
Chapter 3: Powering up
•
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
•
Chapter 5: Software support
•
Chapter 6: ATI CrossFire™ support
•
Appendix: CPU features
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform
when installing system components. It includes description of the switches,
jumpers, and connectors on the motherboard.
This chapter describes the power up sequence and ways of shutting down
the system.
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes with the
motherboard package and the software.
This chapter describes the ATI CrossFire™ feature and shows the graphics
card installation procedures.
The Appendix describes the CPU features and technologies that the
motherboard supports.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1.
2.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and
software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty
flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not
part of the standard package.
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Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following
symbols used throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key> Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign
means that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the
Enter or Return key.
<Key1+Key2+Key3>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the
key names are linked with a plus sign (+).
Example: <Ctrl+Alt+D>
Command
Means that you must type the command exactly
as shown, then supply the required item or value
enclosed in brackets.
Example: At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /i[filename]
afudos /iP5K64WS.ROM
P5K64 WS specifications summary
CPU
LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Quad /
Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® Extreme /
Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 Processors
Supports FSB 800MHz and above only
Compatible with Intel® 05B/05A/06 processors
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ready
* Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
Chipset
Intel® P35 / ICH9R with Intel® Fast Memory Access
Technology
System Bus
1333 / 1066 / 800 MHz
Memory
4 x DIMM, max. 8GB, DDR3 1333* / 1066 / 800 MHz,
non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Dual channel memory architecture
* This chipset officially supports the memory frequency
up to DDR3 1066MHz. Tuned by ASUS Super
Memspeed Technology, this motherboard natively
supports up to DDR3 1333. Refer to www.asus.com or
user manual for Memory QVL (Qualify Vendor List).
Expansion Slots
4 x PCI-E x16 (blue @ x16 mode, black @ x4 mode)
2 x PCI 2.2
Storage
Southbridge
- 6 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
- Supports RAID 0 , 1, 5 , 10, and Intel® Matrix Storage
Technology
Marvell® 88SE6121 External Serial ATA controller
- 2 x External Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s port
-1 x Primary IDE port
LAN
Marvell® 88E8052+88E8001 Dual Gigabit LAN controllers
Audio
Realtek® ALC888 8-channel Azalia Audio CODEC
Supports Multi-streaming, Enumeration, Jack-sensing, and Jack‑retasking functions
Coaxial and optical S/PDIF out ports
(continued on the next page)
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P5K64 WS specifications summary
IEEE 1394
VIA 6308S 1394a controller supports 2 x IEEE 1394a
ports (one at midboard; one at back panel)
USB
12 x USB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back
panel)
ASUS Special features
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
- ASUS AI Gear 2
- ASUS AI Nap
- ASUS 8-Phase Power Design
- ASUS Fanless Design:Heatsink solution
- ASUS Fanless Design: StackCool2
- ASUS Q Fan 2
- ASUS Optional Fan for Water-cooling or Passive Cooling only
ASUS Crystal Sound:
- ASUS Noise Filter
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS Q-Connector
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS Stylish Features
ASUS MyLogo2™
Multi-language BIOS
ASUS Exclusive
Overclocking Features
Intelligent overclocking tools:
Intelligent overclocking tools:
- AI NOS™ (Non-delay Overclocking System)
- ASUS AI Booster utility
Precision Tweaker:
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.0125V increment
- vDIMM: 15-step DRAM voltage control
- vChipset: 4-step Chipset voltage control
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- FSB tuning from 200MHz up to 800MHz at 1MHz
increment
- Memory tuning from 800MHz up to 1600MHz
- PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz up to
150MHz at 1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection:
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
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P5K64 WS specifications summary
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x S/PDIF Out (Coaxial + Optical)
2 x External SATA
1 x IEEE1394a
2 x RJ45 port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1
8-channel Audio I/O
Internal I/O Connectors
6 x USB connectors
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x COM connector
1 x IDE connector
1 x CPU Fan with PWM control connector
2 x Chassis Fan with Q-fan control connector
1 x Power Fan connector
1 x IEEE1394a connector
Front panel audio connector
Chassis Intrusion connector
CD audio in
24-pin ATX Power connector
2 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
1 x 20-pin Panel connector
1 x 4-pin EZ Plug connector
6 x SATA 3.0 GB/s connectors
BIOS Features
16 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI 2.0a,
Green PnP, DMI v2.0, Wfm2.0, ACPI v2.0a, SMBIOS
v2.3, EZ Flash, CrashFree BIOS3
Manageability
WOL by PME, WOR by PME, chassis intrusion, PXE,
AI NET
Support DVD Contents
Drivers
Symantec NIS 2006
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS AI Booster
ASUS AI Suite
BIOS flash utility under DOS
Microsoft® DirectX 9.0c
Adobe® Acrobat Reader® 7.0
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor, 12”x 9.6” (30.5cm x 24.5cm)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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This chapter describes the motherboard
features and the new technologies
it supports.
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Product
introduction
Chapter summary
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1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
ASUS P5K64 WS
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® P5K64 WS motherboard!
The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it
another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the
items in your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
ASUS P5K64 WS
I/O modules
1 x 2-port USB 2.0 module + 1-port IEEE 1394a
module
1 x COM port module
Cables
4 x Serial ATA signal cable for 4 devices
2 x Serial ATA power cable for 4 devcies
1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 cable
1 x Floppy disk drive cable
Accessories
I/O shield
1 x ASUS Q-Connector Kit (USB, 1394, system
panel; Retail version only)
Application DVD
ASUS motherboard support DVD
Documentation
User guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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1.3
Special features
1.3.1
Product highlights
Green ASUS
This motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union’s Restriction
on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision
of creating environment-friendly and recyclable products/packaging to safeguard
consumers’ health while minimizing the impact on the environment.
Intel® Quad-core Processor Ready
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Quad-core processors in the LGA775
package. It is excellent for multi-tasking, multi-media and enthusiastic gamers
with 1066 / 800 MHz FSB. Intel® Quad-core processor is one of the most powerful
CPU in the world. This motherboard also supports Intel® CPUs in the new 45 nm
manufacturing process.
Intel® Core™2 Duo/ Intel® Core™2 Extreme CPU support
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processor in the LGA775
package. With the new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture technology and 1333/ 1066
/ 800 MHz FSB, the Intel® Core™2 is one of the most powerful and energy efficient
CPUs in the world.
Intel P35 Chipset
The Intel® P35 Express Chipset is the latest chipset designed to support 8GB
of dual-channel DDR3 1066/800 architecture, 1333/1066/800 FSB (Front Side
Bus), PCI Express x16 graphics and multi-core CPU. It especially includes Intel®
Fast Memory Access technology that significantly optimizes the use of available
memory bandwidth and reduces the latency of the memory accesses.
DDR3 memory support
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 1066
/ 800 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics,
multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR3 architecture
doubles the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance.
Furthermore, this motherboard does not restrict the memory size across two
channels. Users may install different memory size DIMMs into the two channels
and enjoy dual-channel and single-channel functions at the same time. This new
feature optimizes the use of available memory size. See page 2­‑13 for details.
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s technology and SATA-On-The-Go
This motherboard supports the next-generation hard drives based on the Serial ATA
(SATA) 3Gb/s storage specification, delivering enhanced scalability and doubling
the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saves. The external SATA port
located at the back I/O provides smart setup and hot-plug functions. Easily backup
photos, videos and other entertainment contents to external devices. See pages
2-23, and 2-26 for details.
IEEE 1394a support
The IEEE 1394a interface provides high speed digital interface for audio/video
appliances such as digital television, digital video camcorders, storage peripherals &
other PC portable devices. See pages 2-22 and 2-28 for details.
S/PDIF digital sound ready
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio
systems via coaxial and optical S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) jacks.
It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and keeps the
best signal quality. See page 2-24 for details.
Dual Gigabit LAN solution
The integrated dual Gigabit LAN design allows a PC to serve as a network gateway
for managing traffic between two separate networks. This capability ensures rapid
transfer of data from WAN to LAN without any added arbitration or latency. See
page 2-22 for details.
High Definition Audio
Enjoy high-end sound quality on your PC! The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High
Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality
192KHz/24-bit audio output that simultaneously sends different audio streams to
different destinations. You can now talk to your partners on the headphone while
playing multi-channel network games. See pages 2-22 and 2-23 for details.
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1.3.2
ASUS Special features
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
ASUS Quiet Thermal solution makes system more stable and enhances the
overclocking capability.
AI Gear 2
AI Gear 2 allows you to choose from profiles to adjust CPU frequency and
vCore voltage, minimizing system noise and saving 50% power consumption
at most. You can real-time chnage the mode under operating system to suit
your needs. See page 5-20 for details.
AI Nap
With AI Nap, the system can continue running at minimum power and noise
when you are temporarily away. To wake the system and return to the OS
environment, simply click the mouse or press a key. See page 5-21 for
details.
8-Phase Power Design
The ASUS 8-Phase Power Design provides highly efficient operation to
generate less heat (at least 15°C (27°F)) than other conventional power
solutions. It reduces input ripple current and output ripple voltage, which
keeps CPU and power module from suffering the risk of high power stress.
It has the advantages of quick transient response and stability, especially
beneficial when CPU requires more current immediately under heavy loading
or overclocking mode.
Fanless Design - Stack Cool 2
ASUS Stack Cool 2 is a fan-less and zero-noise cooling solution that lowers
the temperature of critical heat generating components. The motherboard
uses a special design on the printed circuit board (PCB) to dissipate heat
these critical components generate.
Optional Fan (for Water-Cooling or Passive-Cooling only)
The optional fan is specifically designed to provide sufficient airflow over the
CPU power modules and chipset area when water-cooling or passive-cooling
is utilized, ensuring effective heat dissipation for the entire system. See page
2-35 for details.
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
Q-Fan 2
ASUS Q-Fan2 technology intelligently adjusts both CPU fan and chassis fan
speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.
See page 4-28 and 5-23 for details.
ASUS Crystal Sound
This feature can enhance speech-centric applications like Skype, online game,
video conference and recording.
Noise Filter
This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises (non-voice signals) like
computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then eliminates
it in the incoming audio stream while recording. See page 5-29 for details.
ASUS EZ DIY
ASUS EZ DIY feature collection provides you easy ways to install computer
components, update the BIOS or back up your favorite settings.
ASUS Q-Connector
ASUS Q-Connector allows you to easily connect or disconnect the chassis
front panel cables to the motherboard. This unique module eliminates the
trouble of connecting the system panel cables one at a time and avoiding
wrong cable connections. See page 2-34 for details.
ASUS O.C. Profile
The motherboard features the ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to
conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS settings can be
stored in the CMOS or a separate file, giving users freedom to share and
distribute their favorite settings. See page 4-35 for details.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data
from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. See page 4-7 for details.
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ASUS EZ Flash 2
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply press the predefined
hotkey to launch the utility and update the BIOS without entering the OS.
Update your BIOS easily without preparing a bootable diskette or using an
OS-based flash utility. See pages 4-4 and 4-34 for details.
Smart Support CD
It provides a checklist to allow the user to see which drivers are already
installed, as well as those that aren’t. When using ASUS PC Probe II, you
can easily see the critical parts of the computer.
ASUS MyLogo2™
This new feature present in the motherboard allows you to personalize and add
style to your system with customizable boot logos. See pages 4-38 and 5-11 for
details.
ASUS Multi-language BIOS
The multi-language BIOS allows you to select the language of your choice from the
available options. The localized BIOS setup menu helps you configure your system
easier and faster. See page 4-11 for details.
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1.3.3
ASUS Intelligent Performance and Overclocking
features
Super Memspeed Technology
To attain top performance, ASUS has managed to break through current FSB
and DRAM ratio proportions by utilizing Super Memspeed Technology- the latest
technology that provides even more precise overclocking options to unleash
the true potential of DDR3 memory. Native DDR3 1333 maximizes system
performance by eliminating the bottleneck when overclocking both the CPU and
the memory- providing great performance for 3D graphics and other memory
demanding applications. Refer to page 2-13 for details.
AI NOS™ (Non-Delay Overclocking System)
The patented ASUS Non-delay Overclocking System™ (AI NOS™) technology
auto‑detects the CPU loading and dynamically overclocks the CPU speed when
needed. Unlike other dynamic overclocking techniques, AI NOS™ reacts much
faster to satisfy your need for speed. See page 4-16 and 5-22 for details.
AI Booster
The ASUS AI Booster allows you to overclock the CPU speed in Windows
environment without the hassle of booting the BIOS.
Precision Tweaker
This feature allows you to fine tune the CPU/memory voltage and gradually
increase the memory Front Side Bus (FSB) and PCI Express frequency at 1MHz
increment to achieve maximum system performance.
C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
The C.P.R. feature of the motherboard BIOS allows automatic re-setting to the
BIOS default settings in case the system hangs due to overclocking. When the
system hangs due to overclocking, C.P.R. eliminates the need to open the system
chassis and clear the RTC data. Simply shut down and reboot the system, and the
BIOS automatically restores the CPU default setting for each parameter.
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
This chapter lists the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform
when installing system components. It
includes description of the jumpers and
connectors on the motherboard.
2
Hardware
information
Chapter summary
2
2.1
Before you proceed...................................................................... 2-1
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 2-6
2.2
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 2-2
System memory.......................................................................... 2-13
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-16
Jumper......................................................................................... 2-19
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-20
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2.1
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components
or change any motherboard settings.
•
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or
a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded
antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure
that the ATX power supply is switched off or the power cord is detached
from the power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the
motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.
Onboard LED
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The motherboard comes with a standby power LED. The green LED lights up
to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft‑off mode. This is a
reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before
removing or plugging in any motherboard component. The illustration below shows
the location of the onboard LED.
SB_PWR
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ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
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2.2
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to
ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage
motherboard components.
2.2.1
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the chassis in the
correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the chassis
as indicated in the image below.
2.2.2
Screw holes
Place nine (9) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard
to the chassis.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.2.3
Motherboard layout
24.5cm (9.6in)
CPU_FAN PWR_FAN
EATX12V
Super I/O
KB_USB56
SPDIF_O12
FLOPPY
EZ_PLUG
CHA_FAN1
PRI_IDE
30.5cm (12in)
CD
USB1112
EATXPWR
Intel MCH
Bearlake P35
Marvell
88E8052
DDR2 DIMM_B2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
AUDIO
DDR2 DIMM_B1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
OPT_FAN
LAN2_USB34
DDR2 DIMM_A2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
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F_ESATA12
DDR2 DIMM_A1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
LGA775
LAN1_USB12
PCIEX16_1
ALC888
PCIEX16_2
Marvell
88SE6121
PCI1
SATA2
SATA1
ICS
9LPRS918BKL
PCIEX16_3
Intel ICH9R
SATA4
SATA3
Marvell
88E8001
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
PCI2
IE1394_2
AAFP
COM1
SATA6
SATA5
PCIEX16_4
VIA 6308S
CHA_FAN2
USB56
USB78
CLRTC
CHASSIS
SB_PWR
TPM
PANEL
Refer to 2.7 Connectors for more information about rear panel connectors and
internal connectors.
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2.2.4
Layout contents
Slots
Page
1.
DDR3 DIMM slots
2-13
2.
PCI slots
2-18
3.
PCI Express slots
2-18
Jumper
1.
2-
Page
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
2-19
Rear panel connectors
Page
1.
PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
2-21
2.
Coaxial S/PDIF Out port
2-20
3.
LAN 1 (RJ-45) port
2-20
4.
IEEE 1394a port
2-20
5.
LAN 2 (RJ-45) port
2-20
6.
Center/Subwoofer port (orange)
2-20
7.
Rear Speaker Out port (black)
2-20
8.
Line In port (light blue)
2-20
9.
Line Out port (lime)
2-20
10.
Microphone port (pink)
2-21
11.
Side Speaker Out port (gray)
2-21
12.
USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4
2-21
13.
External SATA port 1/2
2-21
14.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
2-21
15.
Optical S/PDIF Out port
2-21
16.
USB 2.0 ports 5 and 6
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Internal connectors
Page
1.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
2-22
2.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE))
2-22
3.
IICH9R Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1 [red], SATA2 [red],
SATA3 [black], SATA4 [black], SATA5 [red], SATA6 [red])
2-23
4.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB78, USB910, USB1112)
2-24
5.
IEEE 1394a port connector (10-1 pin IE1394_2)
2-25
6.
CPU, chassis, power and optional fan connectors
2-26
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN1-2, 3-pin PWR_FAN,
3-pin OPT_FAN)
7.
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
2-27
8.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 2x4-pin EATX12V)
2-27
9.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
2-28
10.
Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)
2-29
11.
Serial port connetor (10-1 pin COM1)
2-29
12.
TPM connectors (20-1 pin TPM)
2-29
13.
System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
2-30
ASUS Q-connector (system panel)
2-31
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2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA775 socket designed for
the Intel® Core™2 Quad/ Core™2/ Pentium® D/ Pentium® 4/ Pentium® Extreme
processors.
•
Make sure that all power cables are unplugged before installing the CPU.
•
If installing a dual-core CPU, connect the chassis fan cable to the
CHA_FAN1 connector to ensure system stability.
•
Due to the chipset limitation, we recommend you use FSB 800MHz CPU or
above.
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, make sure 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.
•
•
2-
Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes
with the cap on the LGA775 socket.
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts
resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/
incorrect removal of the PnP cap.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3.1
Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
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1.
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Before installing the CPU, make sure that the cam box is facing towards you
and the load lever is on your left.
2.
Press the load lever with your thumb (A), then move it to the left (B) until it is
released from the retention tab.
Retention tab
Load lever
A
PnP cap
B
This side of the socket box
should face you.
To prevent damage to the socket pins, do not remove the PnP cap unless you
are installing a CPU.
3.
Lift the load lever in the direction of
the arrow to a 135º angle.
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4.
Lift the load plate with your thumb
and forefinger to a 100º angle (A),
then push the PnP cap from the load
plate window to remove (B).
B
A
Load plate
Alignment key
5.
Position the CPU over the
socket, making sure that
the gold triangle is on the
bottom‑left corner of the
socket then fit the socket
alignment key into the
CPU notch.
CPU notch
Gold triangle mark
The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the
socket to prevent bending the connectors on the socket and damaging the CPU!
6.
7.
A
Close the load plate (A), then
push the load lever (B) until it
snaps into the retention tab.
If installing a dual-core CPU,
connect the chassis fan cable
to the CHA_FAN1 connector to
ensure system stability.
B
The motherboard supports Intel® LGA775 processors with the Intel® Enhanced
Memory 64 Technology (EM64T), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
(EIST), and Hyper-Threading Technology. Refer to the Appendix for more
information on these CPU features.
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2.3.2
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan
The Intel LGA775 processor requires a specially designed heatsink and fan
assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
®
•
When you buy a boxed Intel® processor, the package includes the CPU fan
and heatsink assembly. If you buy a CPU separately, make sure that you
use only Intel®‑certified multi‑directional heatsink and fan.
•
Your Intel® LGA775 heatsink and fan assembly comes in a push-pin design
and requires no tool to install.
•
If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, make sure
that you have properly applied Thermal Interface Material to the CPU
heatsink or CPU before you install the heatsink and fan assembly.
Make sure that you have installed the motherboard to the chassis before you
install the CPU fan and heatsink assembly.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
Place the heatsink on top of the
installed CPU, making sure that the
four fasteners match the holes on
the motherboard.
Orient the heatsink and fan
assembly such that the CPU fan
cable is closest to the CPU fan
connector.
Motherboard hole
Narrow end
of the groove
Fastener
Make sure to orient each fastener with the narrow end of the groove pointing
outward. (The photo shows the groove shaded for emphasis.)
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2.
Push down two fasteners at a time in
a diagonal sequence to secure the
heatsink and fan assembly in place.
B
A
A
3.
A
B
B
A
B
Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled
CPU_FAN.
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
+12V
GND
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CPU_FAN
P5K64 WS CPU Fan Connector
DO NOT forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors
can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
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2.3.3
Uninstalling the CPU
heatsink and fan
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan:
1. Disconnect the CPU fan cable from
the connector on the motherboard.
2.
Rotate each fastener
counterclockwise.
3.
Pull up two fasteners at a time in
a diagonal sequence to disengage
the heatsink and fan assembly from
the motherboard.
4.
A
B
B
A
B
A
A
B
Carefully remove the heatsink
and fan assembly from the
motherboard.
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5.
Rotate each fastener clockwise to
ensure correct orientation when
reinstalling.
Narrow end of the groove
The narrow end of the
groove should point outward
after resetting. (The photo
shows the groove shaded for
emphasis.)
Refer to the documentation in the boxed or stand-alone CPU fan package for
detailed information on CPU fan installation.
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2.4
System memory
2.4.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory
Modules (DIMM) sockets.
A DDR3 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR2 DIMM but is
notched differently to prevent installation on a DDR2 DIMM socket. DDR3 modules
are developed for better performance with less power consumption.
IMM_B2
112 Pins
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128 Pins
IMM_B1
IMM_A2
IMM_A1
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR3 DIMM sockets:
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Channel
Sockets
Channel A
DIMM_A1 and DIMM_A2
Channel B
DIMM_B1 and DIMM_B2
This chipset officially supports DDR3 1066/800. With the ASUS Super
Memspeed Technology, the motherboard supports up to 1333MHz and provides
more ratio setting items than the chipset officially supports. Refer to the table
below for details.
1600
FSB
DDR3 1600 1333 1200 1000
2.4.2
800
1333
1333 1111 1000
833
1066
889
Memory configurations
You may install 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB unbuffered non‑ECC DDR3 DIMMs into
the DIMM sockets.
Recommend memory configuration
Mode
DIMM_A1
Single-channel
Dual-channel (1) Dual-channel (2) populated
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DIMM_B1
populated
Sockets
DIMM_A2
populated
populated
populated
DIMM_B2
populated
populated
populated
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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 optimum
compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules from the
same vendor. Refer to the DDR3 Qualified Vendors List at the ASUS web
site.
•
Due to chipset resource allocation, the system may detect less than 8 GB
system memory when you installed four 2 GB DDR3 memory modules.
•
If you install four 1 GB memory modules, the system may detect less than
3 GB of total memory because of address space allocation for other critical
functions. This limitation applies to Windows Vista 32-bit/Windows XP 32-bit
version operating system since it does not support PAE (Physical Address
Extention) mode.
•
If you install Windows Vista 32-bit/Windows XP 32-bit version operating
system, we recommend that you install less than 3GB of total memory.
Notes on memory limitations
•
Due to chipset limitation, this motherboard can only support up to
8 GB on the operating systems listed below. You may install a maximum of
2 GB DIMMs on each slot.
64-bit
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Windows Vista x64 Edition
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.4.3
Installing a DIMM
Unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other
system components. Failure to do so can cause severe damage to both the
motherboard and the components.
2
To install a DIMM:
1.
2.
3.
Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing
the retaining clips outward.
3
DDR3 DIMM notch
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the DIMM 1
matches the break on the socket.
1
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM
is properly seated.
Unlocked retaining clip
2.4.4
•
A DDR3 DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. DO
NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
•
The DDR3 DIMM sockets do not support DDR and DDR2 DIMMs. DO NOT
install DDR or DDR2 DIMMs to the DDR3 DIMM sockets.
Removing a DIMM
To remove a DIMM:
1.
Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
Support the DIMM lightly with 1
your fingers when pressing the
retaining clips. The DIMM might
get damaged when it flips out
with extra force.
2.
2
DDR3 DIMM notch
1
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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2.5
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.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion
cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard
components.
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with
it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a
chassis).
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw
for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
Replace the system cover.
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
2.
3.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See
Chapter 4 for information on BIOS setup.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
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. Refer to the table on the next page for details.
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2.5.3
Interrupt assignments
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
Priority
0
1
2­
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
1
2
—
9
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
10
11
Standard Function
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Re-direct to IRQ#9
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
Communications Port (COM1)*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
Floppy Disk Controller
PCI device
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port*
Numeric Data Processor
PCI device
PCI device
* These IRQs are usually available for PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
PCI 1394
PCI slot 1
PCI slot 2
LAN(8052)
LAN(8001)
Marvell 6121­
PCIE x16 1
PCIE x16 2
PCIE x16 3
PCIE x16 4
USB controller 1
USB controller 2
USB controller 3
USB controller 4
USB controller 5
USB controller 6
EHCI 1
EHCI 2
SATA controller 1
SATA controller 2
Azalia
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B
C
D
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2.5.4
PCI slots
The PCI slots support cards such as
a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card,
and other cards that comply with PCI
specifications. The figure shows a LAN
card installed on a PCI slot.
2.5.5
PCI Express slots
This motherboard has four PCI Express
slots that support PCI Express graphic
cards complying with the PCI Express
specifications.
This motherboard supports two ATI
CrossFire™ PCI Express graphics
cards that comply with the PCI Express
specifications.
We recommend that you install a VGA card on the primary (blue) PCI Express
slot, and install any other PCI Express device on the Universal PCI-E slot
(black).
Primary PCI Express x16 slot
The primary PCI Express x16 slot supports PCI Express x16 graphic cards that
comply with the PCI Express specifications.
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2.6
1.
Jumper
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS.
You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters
by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery
powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include system setup information such
as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the onboard battery.
3. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on
pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.
4. Reinstall the battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup
to re-enter data.
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Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper
default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
CLRTC
1 2
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Normal
(Default)
2 3
Clear RTC
•
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to
overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R. (CPU
Parameter Recall) feature. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS
can automatically reset parameter settings to default values.
•
Due to the chipset behavior, AC power off is required to enable C.P.R.
function. You must turn off and on the power supply or unplug and plug the
power cord before reboot the system.
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2.7
Connectors
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors
1
2
3
4
5
6 7
8
9
10
16
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
15
14
13
12
11
PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
Coaxial S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device
via a coaxial S/PDIF cable.
LAN 1 (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area
Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the table below for the LAN
port LED indications.
IEEE 1394a port. This 6-pin IEEE 1394a port provides high-speed
connectivity for audio/video devices, storage peripherals, PCs, or portable
devices.
LAN 2 (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area
Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the table below for the LAN
port LED indications.
LAN port LED indications
Activity/Link Speed LED
Status
Description
OFF
No link
ORANGE
Linked
BLINKING
Data activity
Status
OFF
ORANGE
GREEN
Description
10 Mbps connection
100 Mbps connection
1 Gbps connection
ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED
LED
LAN port
6. Center/Subwoofer port (orange). This port connects the center/subwoofer
speakers.
7.
8.
9.
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Rear Speaker Out port (black). This port connects the rear speakers in a
4-channel, 6-channel, or 8-channel audio configuration..
Line In port (light blue). This port connects the tape, CD, DVD player, or
other audio sources.
Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker. In
4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel configuration, the function of this port
becomes Front Speaker Out.
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10. Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.
11. Side Speaker Out port (gray). This port connects the side speakers in an
8-channel audio configuration.
12. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
13. External SATA port 1/2. These port connect to an external a Serial ATA
hard disk drive. To configure a RAID0, RAID1, or JBOD set, connect external
Serial ATA hard disk drives to the External SATA port 1 and 2.
14. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
15. Optical S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device
via an optical S/PDIF cable.
Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in
2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Light Blue
Lime
Pink
Orange
Black
Gray
Headset
2-channel
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
–
–
–
4-channel
6-channel
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
–
Rear Speaker Out
–
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
–
8-channel
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
16. USB 2.0 ports 5 and 6. These 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
The external SATA port supports
external Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s
devices. Longer cables support
higher power requirements to
deliver signal up to two meters
away, and enables improved hotswap function.
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2.7.2
1.
Internal connectors
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable. Insert
one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other end to the
signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection when
using a FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
PIN 1
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FLOPPY
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
P5K64 WS Floppy Disk Drive Connector
2.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_E IDE)
The onboard IDE connector is for the Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable.
There are three connectors on each Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable:
blue, black, and gray. Connect the blue connector to the motherboard’s IDE
connector, then select one of the following modes to configure your device.
Drive jumper setting
Single device
Two devices
Cable-Select or Master
Cable-Select
Master
Slave
Mode of
device(s)
Master
Slave
Master
Slave
Cable connector
Black
Black
Gray
Black or gray
•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the
Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion when you
connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 IDE devices.
If any device jumper is set as “Cable-Select,” make sure all other device
jumpers have the same setting.
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PRI_IDE
P5K64 WS
P5K64 WS IDE Connector
3.
ICH9R Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1 [blue], SATA2 [blue], SATA3
[blue], SATA4 [blue], SATA5 [blue], SATA6 [blue])
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk
drives.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0 and
RAID 1 configuration with the Intel® Matrix Storage Technology through the
onboard Intel® ICH9R RAID controller.
•
These connectors are set to Standard IDE mode by default. In Standard
IDE mode, you can connect Serial ATA boot/data hard disk drives to these
connectors. If you intend to create a Serial ATA RAID set using these
connectors, set the Configure SATA as item in the BIOS to [RAID]. See
section 4.3.6 SATA Configuration for details.
•
Before creating a RAID set, refer to 5.4.2 Intel RAID Configuration or the
manual bundled in the motherboard support DVD.
SATA2
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GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
SATA4
GND
RSATA_TXP4
RSATA_TXN4
GND
RSATA_RXP4
RSATA_RXN4
GND
SATA6
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GND
RSATA_TXP6
RSATA_TXN6
GND
RSATA_RXP6
RSATA_RXN6
GND
SATA1
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
SATA3
GND
RSATA_TXP3
RSATA_TXN3
GND
RSATA_RXP3
RSATA_RXN3
GND
SATA5
GND
RSATA_TXP5
RSATA_TXN5
GND
RSATA_RXP5
RSATA_RXN5
GND
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•
You must install the Windows® XP Service Pack 1 before using Serial ATA
hard disk drives. The Serial ATA RAID feature (RAID 0 and RAID 1) is
available only if you are using Windows® XP or later version.
right angle side
Connect the right-angle side
of SATA signal cable to SATA
device. Or you may connect the
right-angle side of SATA cable to
the onboard SATA port to avoid
mechanical conflict with huge
graphics cards.
When using hot-plug and NCQ, set the Configure SATA as in the BIOS to
[AHCI]. See section 4.3.6 SATA Configuration for details.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB 7 8, USB 9 10, USB 11 12)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable
to any of these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the
back of the system chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0
specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
1
USB+5V
USB_P9USB_P9+
GND
1
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USB78
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
USB910
USB+5V
USB_P10USB_P10+
GND
NC
1
USB+5V
USB_P11USB_P11+
GND
P5K64 WS
USB1112
USB+5V
USB_P12USB_P12+
GND
NC
4.
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
If your chassis suppots front panel USB ports, you can attach a front panel
USB cable to these connectors. Connect the USB cable to ASUS Q-Connector
(USB, blue) first, and then install the Q-Connector (USB) to the USB connector
onboard.
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IEEE 1394a port connector (10-1 pin IE1394_2)
This connector is for a IEEE 1394a port. Connect the IEEE 1394a module
cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back
of the system chassis.
TPA1GND
TPB1+12V
GND
P5K64 WS
5.
P5K64 WS IEEE 1394a Connector
1
TPA1+
GND
TPB1+
+12V
IE1394_2
Never connect a USB cable to the IEEE 1394a connector. Doing so will damage
the motherboard!
You can attach a FireWire/1394 cable to this connector if your chassis suppots
the front panel IEEE1394 port. Connect the 1394 cable to ASUS Q-Connector
(1394, red) first, and then install the Q-Connector (1394) to the 1394 connector
onboard.
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6.
CPU, chassis and power fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN1-2, 3-pin PWR_FAN, 3-pin OPT_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA ~ 2000 mA (24 W max.)
or a total of 1 A ~ 7 A (84 W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan cables to the
fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the black wire of each
cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
DO NOT forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air
flow inside the system may damage the motherboard components. These are
not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the fan connectors!
OPT_FAN
GND
+12V
Rotation
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•
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Rotation
+12V
GND
CHA_FAN1
GND
+12V
Rotation
CHA_FAN2
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PWR_FAN
Rotation
+12V
GND
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
P5K64 WS
CPU_FAN
Only the CPU-FAN and CHA-FAN 1-2 connectors support the ASUS
Advanced Q-Fan feature.
If you install two VGA cards, we recommend that you plug the rear
chassis fan cable to the motherboard connector labled CHA_FAN1
or CHA_FAN2 for better themal environment.
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7.
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.
CHASSIS
P5K64 WS Intrusion Connector
8.
Chassis Signal
GND
+5VSB_MB
P5K64 WS
By default , the pin labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted with
a jumper cap. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to use the
chassis intrusion detection feature.
(Default)
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 2x4-pin EATX12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs
are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper
orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
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GND
GND
GND
GND
+12V DC
+12V DC
+12V DC
+12V DC
EATX12V
EZ_PLUG
+12V
EATXPWR
+3 Volts
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
NC
Ground
Ground
Ground
PSON#
Ground
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
GND
EZ_DET#
P5K64 WS ATX Power Connector
+5V
1
•
Make sure to remove the cap on the EATX12V connector before connecting
an 8-pin EPS +12V power plug.
•
Use only either a 4-pin ATX12V or an 8-pin EPS +12V power plug for the
EATX12V connector.
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•
•
•
For a fully configured system, we recommend that you use a power supply
unit (PSU) that complies with ATX 12 V Specification 2.0 (or later version)
and provides a minimum power of 400 W.
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin/8pin EATX12V power plug; otherwise,
the system will not boot.
Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when
configuring a system with more power-consuming devices. The system
may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate.
• The ATX 12 V Specification 2.0-compliant (400W) PSU has been tested
to support the motherboard power requirements with the following
configuration:
CPU: Intel® Pentium® Extreme 3.73GHz
Memory: 512 MB DDR2 (x4)
Graphics card: ASUS EAX1900XT
Parallel ATA device: IDE hard disk drive
Serial ATA device: SATA hard disk drive (x2)
Optical drive: DVD-RW
•
9.
If you want to use two high-end PCI Express x16 cards, use a PSU with
500W to 600W power or above to ensure the system stability.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that
supports either HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end
of the front panel audio I/O module cable to this connector.
AAFP
NC
AGND
NC
NC
Legacy AC’97
compliant definition
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
SENSE2_RETUR
GND
PRESENSE#
SENSE1_RETUR
PORT1L
PORT1R
PORT2R
SEBSE_SEND
PORT2L
P5K64 WS
HD-audio-compliant
pin definition
P5K64 WS Front Panel Audio Connector
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•
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We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio
module to this connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio
capability.
If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector, make sure that the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS is set to
[HD Audio]. If you want to connect an AC' 97 front panel audio module to
this connector, set the item to [AC97]. Refer to page 4-24 for details.
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10. Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)
This connector allows you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources
such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
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CD
(black)
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Left Audio Channel
P5K64 WS Internal Audio Connector
11. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module
cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back
of the system chassis.
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COM1
PIN 1
P5K64 WS COM Port Connector
12. TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM) [Optional]
This connector isupports a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which
can securely store keys, digital certificates, passwords, and data. A PTM
system also helps enhance network security, protects digital identities, and
ensures platform integrity.
TPM
P5K64 WS TPM Connector
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GND
NC
CLKRUN#
SERIRQ#
NC
GND
AD1
AD2
NC
PWRDW#
GND
3.3VSB
NC
AD0
3.3V
AD3
PCIRST#
FRAME#
PCICLK
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13. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
PLED-
PLED+
SPEAKER
PA NEL
PWR
Ground
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
P5K64 WS
PLED
Reset
Ground
RESET
IDE_LED
PWRSW
* Requires an ATX power supply
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P5K64 WS System Panel Connector
•
System power LED (2-pin PLED)
•
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
•
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
•
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
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.
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity
LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes when data is
read from or written to the HDD.
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The
speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button
turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending
on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds
while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system
reboot without turning off the system power.
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ASUS Q-Connector (system panel)
You can use the ASUS Q-Connector to connect/disconnect chassis front panel
cables in a few steps. Refer to the instructions below to install the ASUS QConnector.
1.
Connect the front panel cables to the
ASUS Q-Connector.
Refer to the labels on the Q-Connector
to know the detailed pin definitions, then
match them to the respective front panel
cable labels.
2.
Install the ASUS Q-Connector to the
system panel connector, making sure
the orientation matches the labels on the
motherboard.
3.
The front panel functions are now enabled.
The figure shows the Q-Connector properly
installed on the motherboard.
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2.7.3
Installing the optional fan
Install the optional fan only if you are using a passive cooler or a water cooler.
Installing the optional fan with an active CPU cooler will interfere with the airflow
and destabilize the system.
1. Position the fan above the pipe
and heatsink assembly.
2. Fit the grooved edge to the
heatsink.
3. Carefully push down the fan until
it snugly fits the heatsink, then
connect the fan cables.
4. The above photo shows the fans
installed on the motherboard.
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•
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Plug the optional fan cables to the CHA_FAN and/or PWR_FAN connector
on the motherboard.
Make sure the optional fan is installed correctly to prevent damage to the
fan and motherboard components.
DO NOT tilt the fan.
DO NOT install the fan with its
rear side facing you.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
This chapter describes the power up
sequence, the vocal POST messages,
and ways of shutting down the system.
3
Powering up
Chapter summary
3.1
3.2
3
Starting up for the first time......................................................... 3-1
Turning off the computer.............................................................. 3-2
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3.1
Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system
chassis.
2.
4.
5.
6.
Be sure that all switches are off.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge
protector.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
a. Monitor
b. External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c. System power
After applying power, the system power LED on the system front panel case
lights up. For systems with ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up
when you press the ATX power button. If your monitor complies with “green”
standards or if it has a “power standby” feature, the monitor LED may light up
or switch between orange and green after the system LED turns on.
The system then runs the power-on self tests or POST. While the tests are
running, the BIOS beeps (see BIOS beep codes table below) or additional
messages appear on the screen. If you do not see anything within 30
seconds from the time you turned on the power, the system may have failed a
power-on test. Check the jumper settings and connections or call your retailer
for assistance.
BIOS Beep
One short beep
Description
VGA detected
Quick boot set to disabled
No keyboard detected
One continuous beep followed by two No memory detected
short beeps then a pause (repeated)
One continuous beep followed by three No VGA detected
short beeps
One continuous beep followed by four Hardware component failure
short beeps
7.
At power on, hold down the <Delete> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 4.
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3.2
Turning off the computer
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function
If you are using Windows® XP:
1. Click the Start button then select Turn Off Computer.
2. Click the Turn Off button to shut down the computer.
3.
The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
If you are using Windows® Vista:
1. Click the Start button then select ShutDown.
2. The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
3.2.2
Using the dual function power switch
While the system is ON, pressing the power switch for less than four seconds puts
the system to sleep mode or to soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting.
Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds lets the system enter the
soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS setting. Refer to section 4.5 Power Menu in
Chapter 4 for details.
3-
Chapter 3: Powering up
This chapter tells how to change
the system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions
of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
4
BIOS setup
Chapter summary
4
4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 4-1
4.3
Main menu................................................................................... 4-11
4.2
4.4
4.5
BIOS setup program..................................................................... 4-8
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-15
Power menu................................................................................. 4-26
4.6
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-31
4.8
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-37
4.7
Tools menu.................................................................................. 4-35
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4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic
Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
3.
ASUS AFUDOS (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk)
ASUS EZ Flash 2 (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk or USB flash disk.)
2.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk,
USB flash disk or the motherboard support DVD when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.)
4.
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk or
USB flash disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the
original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.
4.1.1
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the
motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility allows you
to:
•
Save the current BIOS file
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
•
•
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support DVD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an
Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
Place the support DVD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
3.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update VX.XX.XX.
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Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
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1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start
> Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update
main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from the
Internet option from the drop‑down
menu, then click Next.
3.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest
you to avoid network traffic, or
click Auto Select. Click Next.
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4.
5.
From the FTP site, select the BIOS
version that you wish to download.
Click Next.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself through
the Internet. Always update the
utility to avail all its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start
> Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update
main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from a file
option from the drop‑down menu,
then click Next.
3.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open
window, then click Open.
4.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
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4.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to go
through the long process of booting from a floppy disk and using a DOS‑based
utility. The EZ Flash 2 utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is accessible by pressing
<Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self Tests (POST).
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
1.
2.
3.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for
the motherboard.
Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk or a USB flash disk, then restart the
system.
You can launch the EZ Flash 2 by two methods.
(1) Insert the floppy disk / USB flash disk that contains the BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive or the USB port.
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.05
FLASH TYPE: SST 25VF016
Current ROM
BOARD: P5K64-WS
VER: 0119
DATE: 05/14/07
PATH: A:\
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
A:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[B] Backup
[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[ESC] Exit
(2) Enter BIOS setup program. Go to the Tools menu to select EZ Flash2
and press <Enter> to enable it.
You can switch between drives by pressing <Tab> before the correct file
is found. Then press <Enter>.
4.
When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash 2 performs the BIOS update
process and automatically reboots the system when done.
•
•
4-
This function can support devices such as USB flash disk, or floppy disk
with FAT 32/16 format and single partition only.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure!
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.1.3
AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment using
a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also allows you to
copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when the BIOS fails or gets
corrupted during the updating process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
2.
•
Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at least
1024KB free space to save the file.
•
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS
screen displays may not be same as shown.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support DVD to
the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /o[filename]
where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than eight
alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three alphanumeric
characters for the extension name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
Main filename
3.
Extension name
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
Write to file...... ok
A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS file.
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS file for
the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
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Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact BIOS
filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
3.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support DVD to
the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable floppy
disk.
A:\>afudos /iP5K64WS.ROM
4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iP5K64WS.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent
system boot failure!
5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is
completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
A:\>afudos /iP5K64WS.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... done
Verifying flash .... done
Please restart your computer
A:\>
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4.1.4
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
update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD, the floppy disk,
or the USB flash disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
Prepare the motherboard support DVD, the floppy disk or the USB flash disk
containing the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
Recovering the BIOS from the support DVD
To recover the BIOS from the support DVD:
1.
Turn on the system.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the DVD
for the BIOS file.
2.
Insert the motherboard support DVD to the optical drive.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted
BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “P5K64WS.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
Recovering the BIOS from the USB flash disk
To recover the BIOS from the USB flash disk:
1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains BIOS file to the USB port.
3.
The utility will automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file When found,
the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted BIOS file.
2.
4.
Turn on the system.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
•
Only the USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and single partition can
support ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3. The device size should be smaller than
8GB.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so
can cause system boot failure!
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4.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) chip
that you can update using the provided utility described in section 4.1 Managing
and updating your BIOS.
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring
your system, or prompted to “Run Setup.” This section explains how to configure
your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change the
configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can enable the
security password feature or change the power management settings. This
requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup program so that the
computer can recognize these changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the
SPI chip.
The SPI chip on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up the
computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. Press
<Del> during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility; otherwise,
POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing <Ctrl+Alt+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis. You can
also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this last option only if
the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being a
menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus and make
your selections from the available options using the navigation keys.
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•
The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most conditions
to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes unstable after
changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings to ensure system
compatibility and stability. Select the Load Setup Defaults item under the
Exit Menu. See section 4.8 Exit Menu.
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes
only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for
this motherboard.
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Main
Menu bar
Advanced
Configuration fields
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Power
System Time
System Date
Floppy Diskette A
Language
[10:55:25]
[Wed 05/16/2007] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[English]
SATA1
SATA2
SATA3
SATA4
SATA5
SATA6
SATA Configuration
System Information
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
General help
Exit
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure the System
Time.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Field
Tab
Select Field
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Sub-menu items
4.2.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Tools
For configuring options for special functions
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard
until the desired item is highlighted.
4.2.3
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that
particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change
the settings.
The navigation keys may differ from one screen to another.
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Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that
menu. For example, selecting Main
shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Advanced, Power,
Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
4.2.5
Sub-menu items
System Time
System Date
Floppy Diskette A
Language
Use [ENTER], [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
[11:55:54]
[Wed 05/16/2007]
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[English]
SATA1
SATA2
SATA3
SATA4
SATA5
SATA6
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system.
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
SATA Configuration
System Information
Main menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the iteam has a
sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press <Enter>.
4.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user- configurable,
you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item
that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. To
change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to display a list of options.
Refer to 4.2.7 Pop-up window.
4.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the
configuration options for that item.
4.2.8
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a
menu screen when there are items that do
not fit on the screen. Press the
Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> /<Page
Down> keys to display the other items on
the screen.
4.2.9
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen
is a brief description of the selected item.
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4.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears, giving
you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section 4.2.1 BIOS menu screen for information on the menu screen
items and how to navigate through them.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Power
System Time
System Date
Floppy Diskette A
Language
[10:55:25]
[Mon 04/23/2007] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[English]
SATA1
SATA2
SATA3
SATA4
SATA5
SATA6
SATA Configuration
System Information
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
Exit
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure the System
Time.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Field
Tab
Select Field
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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4.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
4.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
4.3.3
Floppy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
4.3.4
Language [English]
Allows you to select the display language for the BIOS setup screen.
Configuration options: [Chinese(BIG5)] [Chinese(GB)] [Japanese] [Français]
[German] [English]
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4.3.5
SATA 1-6
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of Serial ATA
devices. There is a separate sub-menu for each SATA device. Select a device item
then press <Enter> to display the SATA device information.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
SATA 1
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: ST380817AS
Size
: 80.0GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16Sectors
PIO Mode
: 4
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-5
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
[Auto]
LBA/Large Mode
[Auto]
Block(Multi-Sector Transfer)[Auto]
PIO Mode
[Auto]
DMA Mode
[Auto]
SMART Monitoring
[Auto]
32Bit Data Transfer
[Enabled]
Select the type of
device connected to
the system.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items (Device,
Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra DMA, and
SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable. These items show
N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to [Auto] allows automatic selection of the
appropriate IDE device type. Select [CDROM] if you are specifically configuring a
CD-ROM drive. Select [ARMD] (ATAPI Removable Media Device) if your device is
either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive.
Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to [Auto] enables the LBA mode if the
device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously formatted with LBA
mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer) [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to [Auto], the data
transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device
supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled], the data transfer
from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
PIO Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the data transfer mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
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DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0] [SWDMA1] [SWDMA2] [MWDMA0]
[MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0] [UDMA1] [UDMA2] [UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.3.6
SATA Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the SATA
devices installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter> if you want to
configure the item.
SATA Configuration
Options
SATA Configuraton
Configure SATA as
[Enhanced]
[IDE]
Hard Disk Write Protect
SATA Detect Time Out (Sec)
[Disabled]
[35]
Disabled
Compatible
Enhanced
SATA Configuration [Enhanced]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Compatible] [Enhanced]
Configure SATA as [IDE]
Sets the configuration for the Serial ATA connectors supported by the
Southbridge chip. Configuration options: [IDE] [RAID] [AHCI]
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.
If you want to create a RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, or the Intel® Matrix
Storage Technology configuration from the Serial ATA hard disk drives, set
this item to [RAID].
If you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as Parallel ATA physical
storage devices, keep the default setting [IDE].
If you want the Serial ATA hard disk drives to use the Advanced Host Controller
Interface (AHCI), set this item to [AHCI].
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Intel Robson Technology [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Intel Robson Technology.
Configuration option: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The Intel Robson Technology appears only when you set the item Configure
SATA as to [AHCI].
Hard Disk Write Protect [Disabled]
Disables or enables device write protection. This will be effective only if the device
is accessed through BIOS. Configuration option: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SATA Detect Time Out (Sec) [35]
Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.
Configuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35]
4.3.7
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The BIOS
automatically detects the items in this menu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
AMIBIOS
Version
: 0119
Build Date : 05/14/07
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2.80GHz
: 2814 MHz
: 2
System Memory
Available
: 512 MB
Select Screen
Select Item
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information.
Processor
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification.
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory.
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4.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other
system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Main Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
Jumperfree Configuration
Ai Net 2
USB Configuration
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCIPnP
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub Screen
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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4.4.1
JumperFree Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure System Frequency/Voltage
Ai Overclocking
CPU Ratio Control
DRAM Frequency
DRAM Timing Control
DRAM Static Read Control
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Transaction Booster
Clock Over-Charging Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
CPU Spread Spectrum
PCIE Spread Spectrum
[Auto]
[Auto]
Select the target CPU
frequency, and the
relevant parameters
will be auto-adjusted.
Frequencies higher
than CPU manufacturer
recommends are not
guaranteed to be
stable. If the system
becomes unstable,
return to the default.
Ai Overclocking [Auto]
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU internal
frequency. Selct either one of the preset overclocking configuration options:
Manual
Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
Auto
Loads the optimal settings for the system.
Standard
Loads the standard settings for the system.
N.O.S.
The ASUS Non-delay Overclocking System feature intelligently
determines the system load and automatically boosts the
performance for the most demanding tasks.
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The following item only appears when you set the Ai Overclocking item to
[N.O.S].
N.O.S. Mode [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Standard] [Sensitive] [Heavy Load]
CPU Ratio Control [Auto]
Allows you to control the CPU ratio. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
The following item only appears when you set the CPU Ratio Control item to
[Manual].
Ratio CMOS Setting [7]
Configuration options: [6] [7]
The following two items only appear when you set the Ai Overclocking item to
[Manual].
FSB Frequency [266]
Displays the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus and PCI bus.
The value of this item is auto-detected by the BIOS. Use the <+> and <-> keys to
adjust the FSB frequency. You can also type the desired CPU frequency using the
numeric keypad. The values range from 200 to 800. Refer to the table below for
the correct Front Side Bus and CPU External Frequency settings.
FSB/CPU External Frequency Synchronization
Front Side Bus
CPU External Frequency
FSB 1066
266 MHz
FSB 800
200 MHz
PCIE Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the PCI Express frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [100] [101] ~ [149] [150]
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the DDR operating frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [DDR3-800 MHz] [DDR3-889MHz] [DDR3-1067]
A very high DRAM frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default setting.
DRAM Timing Control [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
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The following items appear when you set the DRAM Timing Control item to
[Manual].
CAS# Latency [ 6]
Configuration options: [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
RAS# to CAS# Delay [ 5 DRAM Clocks]
Configuration options: [3 DRAM Clocks] [4 DRAM Clocks]~[9 DRAM Clocks]
[10 DRAM Clocks]
RAS# Precharge [ 5 DRAM Clocks]
Configuration options: [ 3 DRAM Clocks] [ 4 DRAM Clocks]~[ 9 DRAM
Clocks] [10 DRAM Clocks]
RAS# Activate to Precharge [15 DRAM Clocks]
Configuration options: [ 9 DRAM Clocks] [10 DRAM Clocks]~[16 DRAM
Clocks] [17 DRAM Clocks]
TWR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [ 1 DRAM Clocks]~[15 DRAM Clocks]
TRFC [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [30 DRAM Clocks] [36 DRAM Clocks]
[48 DRAM Clocks] [60 DRAM Clocks] [72 DRAM Clocks]
TWTR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [ 1 DRAM Clocks]~[15 DRAM Clocks]
TRRD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [ 1 DRAM Clocks]~[15 DRAM Clocks]
TRTP [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [ 1 DRAM Clocks]~[15 DRAM Clocks]
DRAM Static Read Control [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
DRAM Dynamic Write Control [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Transaction Booster [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled]
Clock Over-Charging Mode [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [700mV] [800mV] [900mV] [1000mV]
CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU spread spectrum.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
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PCIE Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the PCIE spread spectrum.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
The following items appear when you set the Ai Overclocking item to [Manual]
and [N.O.S].
CPU Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to select the CPU VCore voltage.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.7000V] [1.6875V] [1.6750V] [1.6625V] [1.6500V]
[1.6375V] [1.6250V] [1.6125V] [1.6000V] [1.5875V] [1.5750V] [1.5625V] [1.5500V]
[1.5375V] [1.5250V] [1.5125V] [1.5000V] [1.4875V] [1.4750V] [1.4625V] [1.4500V]
[1.4375V] [1.4250V] [1.4125V] [1.4000V] [1.3875V] [1.3750V] [1.3625V] [1.3500V]
[1.3375V] [1.3250V] [1.3125V] [1.3000V] [1.2875V] [1.2750V] [1.2625V] [1.2500V]
[1.2375V] [1.2250V] [1.2125V] [1.2000V] [1.1875V] [1.1750V] [1.1625V] [1.1500V]
[1.1375V] [1.1250V] [1.1125V] [1.1000V]
Refer to the CPU documentation before setting the CPU Vcore voltage. Setting
a high VCore voltage may damage the CPU permanently, and setting a low
VCore voltage may make the system unstable.
CPU Voltage Reference [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.63x] [0.61x] [0.59x] [0.57x]
CPU Voltage Damper [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU voltage damper.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU PLL Voltage [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.50V] [1.60V] [1.70V] [1.80V]
DRAM Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to select the DRAM reference voltage.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.50V] [1.55V] [1.60V] ~ [2.15V] [2.20V] [2.25V]
FSB Termination Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to select the front side bus termination voltage.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.20C] [1.30V] [1.40V] [1.50V]
Setting a high FSB termination voltage may damage the chipset and CPU.
North Bridge Voltage [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.25V] [1.40V] [1.55V] [1.70V]
North Bridge Voltage Reference [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.67x] [0.61x]
South Bridge Voltage [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.05V] [1.20V]
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4.4.2
Ai Net 2
The menu displays the status of the Local Area Network (LAN) cable connceted to
the LAN (RJ-45) port.
Advanced
POST
POST Check
Check LAN
Lan cable
cable Ai Net
Net 22
Ai
Pair Status Length
Pair
Status
Length
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
1-2
N/A
1-2
N/A
3-6
N/A
3-6
N/A
4-5 N/A
4-5 N/A
7-8
N/A
7-8
N/A
1-2
N/A
3-6
N/A
1-2
N/A
4-5 N/A
3-6
N/A
7-8
N/A
4-5 N/A
7-8
N/A
Options
Disabled
Enhanced
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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POST CHECK LAN CABLE [DISABLEDS]
Allows you to enable or disable LAN cable check during POST. When enabled, the
menu reports the cable faults or shorts, and displays the point (length) where the
fault or short is detected. Confirguration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
You must reboot after changing the setting.
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4.4.3
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
USB Configuration
USB Devices Enabled:
1 Mouse
USB Functions
USB 2.0 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
BIOS EHCI Hand-off
Port 64/60 Emulation
Legacy USB Support Options
Disabled
Enabled
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[HiSpeed]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
+-
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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The USB Devices Enabled item shows the auto-detected values. If no USB
device is detected, the item shows None.
USB Functions [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB Host Controllers.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when you set USB Functions to [Enabled].
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to set the USB 2.0 controller mode to HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or
FullSpeed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [FullSpeed] [HiSpeed]
The USB 2.0 Controller Mode item appears only when you enable the USB
2.0 Controller.
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BIOS EHCI Hand-off [Enabled]
Allows you to enable the support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off
feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Port 64/60 Emulation [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the I/O port 60h/64h emulation support. This item
should be enabled for the complete USB keyboard legacy support for non-USB
aware OSes. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the support for legacy USB devices. Setting to
[Auto] allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. If
detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected,
the legacy USB support is disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
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4.4.4
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Configure advanced CPU settings
Manufacturer: Intel
Brand String: Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2.80GHz
Frequency
: 2.81GHz
FSB Speed
: 800 MHz
Cache L1
: 32 KB
Cache L2
: 2048 KB
CPUID
: F44
Ratio Status: Unlocked (Max:14, Min:14)
Ratio Actual Value : 14
CPU Ratio Control
[Auto]
Max CPUID Value Limit
[Disabled]
CPU TM function:
[Enabled]
Execute Disable Bit
[Enabled]
Options
Auto
Manual
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F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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CPU Ratio Control [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
The following item appears when the item CPU Ratio Control is set to
[Manual].
Ratio CMOS Setting: [ 7]
Allows you to set the ratio between the CPU Core Clock and the FSB
Frequency. Use <+> and <-> to adjust the value.
Configuration options: [ 6] [ 7]
Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
Setting this item to [Enabled] allows legacy operating systems to boot even without
support for CPUs with extended CPUID functions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU TM function [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the No-Execution Page Protection Technology.
Setting this item to [Disabled] forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero
(0).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.4.5
Chipset
The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced Chipset Settings
WARMING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Configure North Bridge features.
North Bridge Configuration
North Bridge Chipset Configuration
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
North Bridge Chipset Configuration
Memory Remap Feature
Initiate Graphic Adapter
PEG Port Control
PEG Port Force x1
Options
[Enabled]
[PEG/PCI]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
Disabled
Enabled
Memory Remap Feature [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the remapping of the overlapped PCI memory
above the total physical memory. Enable this option only when you install
64-bit operating system.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Initiate Graphic Adapter [PEG/PCI]
Allows you to decide which graphics controller to use as the primary boot
device.
Configuration options: [PCI/PEG] [PEG/PCI]
PEG Port Control [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
The following item appears only when you set PEG Port Control to [Auto]
PEG Port Force x1 [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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4.4.6
OnBoard Devices Configuration
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Onboard Device Configuration
High Definition Audio
Front Panel Type
Marvell IDE/eSATA IDE/eSATA Boot ROM PCEI GigaBit LAN1 LAN Boot ROM
PCI GigaBit LAN2
LAN Boot ROM
Firewire 1394
Serial Port1 Address
[Enabled]
[HD Audio]
[Legacy Mode]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[3F8/IRQ4]
Enable or Disable
High Definition Audio
Controller
Select Screen
Select Item
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Change Option
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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High Definition Audio [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the High Definition Audio Controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Front Panel Support Type [HD Audio]
Allows you to set the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy
AC’97 or high-definition audio depending on the audio standard that the front
panel audio module supports. Configuration options: [AC97] [HD Audio]
Marvell IDE/eSATA [Legacy Mode]
Configuration options: [Legacy Mode] [Disabled]
IDE/eSATA Boot Rom [Enable]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Legacy Mode]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCIE GigaBit LAN1 [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
This item appears only when you enable the previous item.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCI GigaBit LAN2 [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Agere Firewire 1394 [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
4.4.7
PCIPnP
The PCIPnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP
devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCIPnP menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S
[NO]
NO: lets the BIOS
configure all the
devices in the system.
YES: lets the operating
system configure Plug
and Play (PnP) devices
not required for boot
if your system has a
Plug and Play operating
system.
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F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Plug And Play O/S [NO]
When set to [NO], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set to
[YES] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating system
configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [NO] [YES]
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4.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Power Management (APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display the
configuration options.
Main
Advanced
Power
Suspend Mode
Repost Video on S3 Resume
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI APIC Support
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Exit
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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4.5.1
Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) state
to be used for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]
4.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume [Disabled]
Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support [Disabled]
Add additional tables as per ACPI 2.0 specifications.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.5.4
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) support in the Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC). When
set to [Enabled], the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5.5
APM Configuration
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
APM Configuration
Restore on AC Power Loss
Power On By RTC Alarm
Power On By External Modems
Power On By PCI Devices
Power On By PCIE Devices
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
<Enter> to select
whether or not to
restart the system
after AC power loss.
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Restore On AC Power Loss [Power Off]
When set to [Power Off], the system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
When set to [Power On], the system goes on after an AC power loss. When set to
[Last State], the system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state
was before the AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this item
is set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date/ RTC Alarm Hour/ RTC Alarm
Minute/ RTC Alarm Second will become user-configurable with set values.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By External Modems [Disabled]
This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the computer
when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and
applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the first
try. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the computer is off
causes an initialization string that turns the system power on.
Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PME to wake up from S5 by PCI devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PCIE Devices [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to disable the Power On by PS/2 keyboard function or set specific keys
on the PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power
supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Space Bar] [Ctrl-Esc] [Power Key]
4.5.6
Hardware Monitor
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Hardware Monitor
AI Quite
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
[Disabled]
[65.5ºC/149.5ºF]
[35ºC/95ºF]
CPU Fan Speed
CPU Q-Fan Control Chassis Fan 1 Speed
Chassis Fan 2 Speed
Chassis Q-Fan Control
Power Fan Speed
[2848RPM]
[Disabled]
[N/A]
[N/A]
[Disabled]
[N/A]
VCORE
3.3V
5V
12V
[ 1.328V]
[ 3.232V]
[ 5.136V]
[11.816V]
Voltage
Voltage
Voltage
Voltage
Automatically optimize
BIOS setting to Minimize CPU FAN speed according
to system loading.
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
+F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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AI Quiet [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS AI Quiet feature. ASUS AI Quiet
optimizes system performance by automatically adjusting the CPU fan speed
according to the system loading.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the motherboard
and CPU temperatures. Select [Ignored] if you do not wish to display the detected
temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows [N/A].
CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU Q-Fan controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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The CPU Q-Fan Mode and CPU Fan Profile items appear when you enable
the CPU Q-Fan Control feature.
CPU Q-Fan Mode [PWM]
Allows you to select the type of CPU fan cable connected to the CPU fan
connector. Set to [PWM] when using a 4-pin CPU fan cable. Configuration options:
[PWM]
Some CPU fans with a 4-pin cable do not comply with Intel®’s PWM fan
specification. When using this type of CPU fan, you can not reduce the CPU fan
speed even if you set the CPU Q-Fan Mode to [PWM].
CPU Fan Profile [Optimal]
Allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the CPU Q-Fan. When
set to [Optimal], the CPU fan automatically adjusts depending on the CPU
temperature. Set this item to [Silent Mode] to minimize fan speed for quiet CPU fan
operation, or [Performance Mode] to achieve maximum CPU fan speed.
Chassis Fan 1/2 Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the chassis
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows [N/A].
Chassis Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the chassis Q-Fan controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
•
The Chassis Fan Ratio and Chassis Target Temperature items appear when you enable the Chassis Q-Fan Control feature.
•
The Chassis Q-Fan function is available only on CHA_FAN1.
Chassis Fan Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to select the fan speed ratio so that the fans operate at a low CPU
temperature. Setting a very low ratio may cause a dramatical fan speed drop and
trigger a hardware monitor warning message.
Configuration options: [Optimal] [90%] [80%] [70%] [60%]
Chassis Target Temperature [37ºC]
The CPU fan speed will be adjusted to maintain the CPU temperature as low as
the selected temperature.
Configuration options: [28ºC] [31ºC] [34ºC] [37ºC] [40ºC] [43ºC] [46ºC]
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Power Fan Speed (RPM) [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the power
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A.
Vcore Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through
the onboard voltage regulators. Select [Ignored] if you do not want to detect this
item.
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4.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
Specifies the Boot
Device Boot Priority
sequence.
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
A virtual floppy disk
drive (Floppy Drive B:
) may appear when you
set the CD-ROM drive
as the first boot
device.
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub Screen
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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4.6.1
Boot Device Priority
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
[HDD:PM-ST380817AS]
[ATAPI CD-ROM]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
availabe devices.
A device enclosed
in parenthesis has
been disabled in the
corresponding menu.
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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1st ~ xxth Boot Device [xxx Drive]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices.
The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of
devices installed in the system. Configuration options: [xxx Drive] [Disabled]
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4.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot Full Screen Logo
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
Wait for ‘F1’ if Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Interrupt 19 Capture
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time needed
to boot the system.
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST) while
booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set to [Disabled],
BIOS performs all the POST items. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo3™ feature.
AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system waits for the <F1> key to be pressed when error
occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system displays the message “Press DEL to run Setup”
during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap Interrupt 19.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.6.3
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Change
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set
a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1.
2.
3.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six letters
and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you successfully set your
password.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password then
press <Enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS Real
Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section 2.6 Jumper for information on how to
erase the RTC RAM.
After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow you to
change other security settings.
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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Installed
: Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level [Full Access]
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check [Setup]
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Change
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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User Access Level [Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
[No Access] prevents user access to the Setup utility.
[View Only] allows access but does not allow change to any field.
[Limited] allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and Time.
[Full Access] allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password item on
top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a password, this
item shows Installed.
To set a User Password:
1.
2.
3.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at least six
letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user password.
Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the Setup
utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both when accessing
Setup and booting the system. Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
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4.7
Tools menu
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
Press ENTER to run
the utility to select
and update BIOS.
This utility doesn't
support :
1.NTFS format
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS O.C. Profile
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Field
Enter Go to Sub Screen
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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4.7.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Enter>, a confirmation
message appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No],
then press <Enter> to confirm your choice. Please see page 4-4, section 4.1.2 for
details.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.05
FLASH TYPE: SST 25VF016
Current ROM
BOARD: P5K64-WS
VER: 0119
DATE: 05/14/07
PATH: A:\
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
A:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[B] Backup
[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[ESC] Exit
This function can not support IDE CD-ROM, IDE DVD-ROM, or External SATA
devices.
This function support only with FAT 32/16 format.
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4.7.2
ASUS O.C. Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Tools
O.C. PROFILE Configuration
O.C. Profile 1 Status
O.C. Profile 2 Status
Save to Profile 1
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Save to Profile 1
Load from Profile 1
Save to Profile 2
Load from Profile 2
Start O.C. Profile
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub Screen
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Save to Profle 1/2
Allows you to save the current BIOS file to the BIOS Flash. Press <Enter> to save
the file.
Load from Profile 1/2
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Press
<Enter> to load the file.
Start O.C. Profile
Allows you to run the utility to save and load CMOS. Press <Enter> to run the
utility.
ASUSTek O.C. Profile Utility V1.05
Current CMOS
BOARD: P5K64-WS
VER: 0119
DATE: 05/14/07
PATH: A:\
Restore CMOS
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
A:
Note
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[Enter] Select or Load
[B] Backup
[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[ESC] Exit
This function can support devices such as USB flash disk or floppy
disk with FAT 32/16 format and single partition only.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent the system boot failure!
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4.8
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the
BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Main
Advanced
Power
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
Exit system setup after
saving the changes.
F10 key can be used for
this operation.
Load Setup Defaults
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub Screen
Tab
Select Field
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options
from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit
menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM. An onboard
backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even when the PC is turned
off. When you select this option, a confirmation window appears. Select YES to
save changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes, the
program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save your changes
before exiting. Press <Enter> to save the changes while exiting.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you made to
the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than System Date, System
Time, and Password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation before exiting.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears. Select
YES to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the
Setup menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation
window appears. Select YES to load default values. Select Exit & Save Changes
or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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This chapter describes the contents
of the support CD that comes with the
motherboard package.
5
Software
support
Chapter summary
5
5.1
Installing an operating system.................................................... 5-1
5.3
Software information.................................................................... 5-9
5.2
5.4
5.5
Support DVD information............................................................. 5-1
RAID configurations................................................................... 5-28
Creating a RAID driver disk........................................................ 5-39
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5.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® XP/64-bit XP/Vista/64-bit Vista operating
systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to
maximize the features of your hardware.
5.2
•
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for reference only. Refer to your OS
documentation for detailed information.
•
Make sure that you install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows®
XP Service Pack 2 or later versions before installing the drivers for better
compatibility and system stability.
Support DVD information
The support DVD that came with the motherboard package contains the drivers,
software applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard
features.
The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without
notice. Visit the ASUS website(www.asus.com) for updates.
5.2.1
Running the support DVD
Place the support DVD to the optical drive. The DVD automatically displays the
Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
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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Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed
devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
ASUS InstAll-Installation Wizard for Drivers
Installs the ASUS InstAll-Drivers Installation Wizard.
Intel Chipset Inf Update Program
Installs the Intel® chipset Inf update program.
Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver
Installs the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager driver.
Realtek Audio Driver
Installs the Realtek® ALC888 audio driver and application.
Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet Driver
Installs the Marvell® Gigabit Ethernet LAN driver.
Marvell 61xx PATA/eSATA Controller Driver
Installs the Marvell® 61xx Parallel ATA/Serial ATA controller driver.
USB 2.0 Driver
Installs the Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) driver.
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Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the motherboard
supports.
ASUS InstAll-Installation Wizard for Utilities
Installs all of the utilities through the Installation Wizard.
Marvell Yukon VCT Application
Installs the Marvell® Yukon Virtual Cable Tester (VCT) Application.
Marvell Yukon CPA Application
Installs the Marvell® Yukon Control Panel Applet (CPA) Application.
ASUS PC Probe II
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system voltages,
and alerts you of any detected problems. This utility helps you keep your computer
in healthy operating condition.
ASUS AI Suite
Installs the ASUS AI Suite.
ASUS Update
Allows you to download the latest version of the BIOS from the ASUS website.
Before using the ASUS Update, make sure that you have an Internet connection
so you can connect to the ASUS website.
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Adobe Acrobat Reader V7.0
Installs the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader that allows you to open, view, and print
documents in Portable Document Format (PDF).
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
Installs the Microsoft® DirectX 9.0 driver. The Microsoft DirectX® 9.0 is a multimedia
technology that enhances computer graphics and sound. DirectX® improves the
multimedia features of you computer so you can enjoy watching TV and movies,
capturing videos, or playing games in your computer. Visit the Microsoft website
(www.microsoft.com) for updates.
Anti-Virus Utility
The anti-virus application detects and protects your computer from viruses that
destroys data.
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5.2.4
Make Disk menu
The Make Disk menu contains items to create Intel® ICH9R RAID driver disk/
Marvell® 61xx PATA/eSATA driver disk.
Make Intel ICH9R AHCI/RAID 32bit/64bit Driver
Allows you to create an Intel® ICH9R RAID driver disk for a 32/64-bit system.
Make Marvell 61xx PATA/eSATA Driver
Allows you to create a Marvell® 61xx PATA/eSATA driver disk.
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Manual menu
The Manual menu contains a list of supplementary user manuals. Click an item to
open the folder of the user manual.
Most user manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install the
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader from the Utilities tab before opening a user manual
file.
5.2.6
ASUS Contact information
Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can also find
this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
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Other information
The icons on the top right corner of the screen give additional information on the
motherboard and the contents of the support DVD. Click an icon to display the
specified information.
Motherboard Info
Displays the general specifications of the motherboard.
Browse this DVD
Displays the support DVD contents in graphical format.
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Technical support Form
Displays the ASUS Technical Support Request Form that you have to fill out when
requesting technical support.
Filelist
Displays the contents of the support DVD and a brief description of each in text
format.
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5.3
Software information
Most of the applications in the Support DVD have wizards that will conveniently
guide you through the installation. View the online help or readme file that came
with the software application for more information.
5.3.1
ASUS MyLogo2™
The ASUS MyLogo2™ utility lets you customize the boot logo. The boot logo is the
image that appears on screen during the Power‑On Self-Tests (POST). The ASUS
MyLogo2™ is automatically installed when you install the ASUS Update utility from
the Support DVD. See section “5.2.3 Utilities menu” for details.
•
Before using the ASUS MyLogo2™, use the AFUDOS utility to make a copy
of your original BIOS file, or obtain the latest BIOS version from the ASUS
website. See section 4.1.4 AFUDOS utility.
•
Make sure that the BIOS item Full Screen Logo is set to [Enabled] if
you wish to use ASUS MyLogo2. See section 4.6.2 Boot Settings
Configuration.
•
You can create your own boot logo image in GIF, or BMP file formats.
•
The file size should be smaller than 150 K.
To launch the ASUS MyLogo2™:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Launch the ASUS Update utility. Refer to section “4.1.1 ASUS Update utility”
for details.
Select Options from the drop down menu, then click Next.
Check the option Launch MyLogo to replace system boot logo before
flashing BIOS, then click Next.
Select Update BIOS from a file from the drop down menu, then click Next.
When prompted, locate the new
BIOS file, then click Next. The ASUS
MyLogo window appears.
From the left window pane, select the
folder that contains the image you
intend to use as your boot logo.
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When the logo images appear on the
right window pane, select an image to
enlarge by clicking on it.
8.
Adjust the boot image to your desired
size by selecting a value on the Ratio
box.
9.
When the screen returns to the ASUS Update utility, flash the original BIOS to
load the new boot logo.
10. After flashing the BIOS, restart the computer to display the new boot logo
during POST.
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5.3.2
Audio configurations
The Realtek® ALC888 audio CODEC provides 8-channel audio capability to deliver
the ultimate audio experience on your computer. The software provides JackSensing function, S/PDIF Out support, and interrupt capability. The ALC888 also
includes the Realtek® proprietary UAJ® (Universal Audio Jack) technology for all
audio ports, eliminating cable connection errors and giving users plug and play
convenience.
Follow the installation wizard to install the Realtek® Audio Driver from the support
DVD that came with the motherboard package.
If the Realtek audio software is correctly installed, you will find the Realtek HD
Audio Manager icon on the taskbar.
From the taskbar, double-click on the SoundEffect
icon to display the Realtek HD Audio Manager.
Realtek HD Audio Manager
Realtek HD Audio Manager
Configuration
options
Control settings
window
Exit button
Minimize
button
Information
button
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Information
Click the information button (
) to
display information about the audio driver
version, DirectX version, audio controller,
audio codec, and language setting.
Minimize
Click the minimize button (
Exit
Click the exit button (
) to minimize the window.
) to exit the Realtek HD Audio Manager.
Configuration options
Click any of the tabs in this area to configure your audio settings.
Sound Effect
The Realtek® ALC888 Audio CODEC
allows you to set your listening
environment, adjust the equalizer, set
the karaoke, or select pre‑programmed
equalizer settings for your listening
pleasure.
To set the sound effect options:
1.
2.
3.
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From the Realtek HD Audio
Manager, click the Sound Effect
tab.
Click the shortcut buttons or the drop-down menus for options on changing
the acoustic environment, adjust the equalizer, or set the karaoke to your
desired settings.
Click
to effect the Sound Effect settings and exit.
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Mixer
The Mixer option allows you to configure
audio output (playback) volume and
audio input (record) volume.
To set the mixer options:
1.
2.
From the Realtek HD Audio
Manager, click the Mixer tab.
Turn the volume buttons to adjust
the Playback and/or Record
volume.
The Mixer option activates voice input from all channels by default. Make sure
to set all channels to mute ( ) if you do not want voice input.
3.
4.
Make adjustments to Wave, SW Synth, Front, Rear, Subwoofer, CD volume,
Mic volume, Line Volume, and Stereo mix by clicking the control tabs and
dragging them up and down until you get the desired levels.
Click
to effect the Mixer settings and exit.
Audio I/O
The Audio I/O option allows you
configure your input/output settings.
To set the Audio I/O options:
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Realtek HD Audio
Manager, click the Audio I/O tab.
Click the drop-down menu to
select the channel configuration.
The control settings window
displays the status of connected
devices. Click
for analog and digital options.
Click <OK> to effect the Audio I/O settings and exit
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Microphone
The Microphone option allows you
configure your input/output settings
and to check if your audio devices are
connected properly.
To set the Microphone options:
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Realtek HD Audio
Manager, click the Microphone
tab.
Click the Noise Suppression
option button to reduce the static background noise when recording.
Click the Acoustic Echo Cancellation option button to reduce the echo from
the front speakers when recording.
Click
to effect the Microphone settings and exit.
3D Audio Demo
The 3D Audio Demo option gives you a
demonstration of the 3D audio feature.
To start the 3D Audio Demo:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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From the Realtek HD Audio
Manager, click the 3D Audio
Demo tab.
Click the option buttons to change
the sound, moving path, or
environment settings.
Click
Click
to test your settings.
to effect the 3D Audio Demo settings and exit.
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5.3.3
ASUS PC Probe II
PC Probe II is a utility that monitors the computer’s vital components, and detects
and alerts you of any problem with these components. PC Probe II senses fan
rotations, CPU temperature, and system voltages, among others. Because PC
Probe II is software-based, you can start monitoring your computer the moment
you turn it on. With this utility, you are assured that your computer is always at a
healthy operating condition.
Installing PC Probe II
To install PC Probe II on your computer:
1.
Place the Support DVD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab
appears if your computer has an enabled Autorun feature.
If Autorun is not enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the Support
DVD to locate the setup.exe file from the ASUS PC Probe II folder. Double-click
the setup.exe file to start installation.
2.
3.
Click the Utilities tab, then click ASUS PC Probe II.
Follow the screen instructions to complete installation.
Launching PC Probe II
You can launch the PC Probe II right after installation or anytime from the
Windows® desktop.
To launch the PC Probe II from the Windows® desktop, click Start > All Programs
> ASUS > PC Probe II > PC Probe II v1.xx.xx. The PC Probe II main window
appears.
After launching the application, the PC Probe II icon appears in the Windows®
taskbar. Click this icon to close or restore the application.
Using PC Probe II
Main window
The PC Probe II main window
allows you to view the current
status of your system and change
the utility configuration. By
default, the main window displays
the Preference section. You can
close or restore the Preference
section by clicking on the triangle on the main window right handle.
Click to close the
Preference panel
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Button
Function
Opens the Configuration window
Opens the Report window
Opens the Desktop Management Interface window
Opens the Peripheral Component Interconnect window
Opens the Windows Management Instrumentation window
Opens the hard disk drive, memory, CPU usage window
Shows/Hides the Preference section
Minimizes the application
Closes the application
Sensor alert
When a system sensor detects a problem, the main window right handle
turns red, as the illustrations below show.
When displayed, the monitor panel for that sensor also turns red. Refer to the
Monitor panels section for details.
Preferences
You can customize the application using the
Preference section in the main window. Click
the box before each preference to activate or
deactivate.
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Hardware monitor panels
The hardware monitor panels display the current value of a system sensor such as
fan rotation, CPU temperature, and voltages.
The hardware monitor panels come in two display modes: hexagonal (large) and
rectangular (small). When you check the Enable Monitoring Panel option from the
Preference section, the monitor panels appear on your computer’s desktop.
Small display
Large display
Changing the monitor panels position
To change the position of the monitor panels in the desktop,
click the arrow down button of the Scheme options, then select
another position from the list box. Click OK when finished.
Moving the monitor panels
All monitor panels move together using a magnetic effect. If
you want to detach a monitor panel from
the group, click the horseshoe magnet
icon. You can now move or reposition the
panel independently.
Adjusting the sensor threshold value
You can adjust the sensor threshold
value in the monitor panel by
clicking the or buttons. You can
also adjust the threshold values
using the Config window.
You cannot adjust the sensor
threshold values in a small
monitoring panel.
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increase
value
Click to
decrease
value
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Monitoring sensor alert
The monitor panel turns red when a component value exceeds or is lower
than the threshold value. Refer to the illustrations below.
Small display
Large display
WMI browser
Click
to display the
WMI (Windows Management
Instrumentation) browser. This
browser displays various Windows®
management information. Click an
item from the left panel to display on
the right panel. Click the plus sign (+)
before WMI Information to display the
available information.
You can enlarge or reduce the browser size by dragging the bottom right corner
of the browser.
DMI browser
Click
to display the DMI
(Desktop Management Interface)
browser. This browser displays various
desktop and system information.
Click the plus sign (+) before DMI
Information to display the available
information.
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PCI browser
Click
to display the PCI
(Peripheral Component Interconnect)
browser. This browser provides
information on the PCI devices installed
on your system. Click the plus sign
(+) before the PCI Information item to
display available information.
Usage
The Usage browser displays real-time information on the CPU, hard disk drive
space, and memory usage. Click
to display the Usage browser.
CPU usage
The CPU tab displays realtime CPU usage in line graph
representation. If the CPU has
an enabled Hyper­‑Threading,
two separate line graphs display
the operation of the two logical
processors.
Hard disk drive space usage
The Hard Disk tab displays the
used and available hard disk
drive space. The left panel of the
tab lists all logical drives. Click
a hard disk drive to display the
information on the right panel.
The pie chart at the bottom of
the window represents the used
(blue) and the available HDD
space.
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Memory usage
The Memory tab shows both
used and available physical
memory. The pie chart at the
bottom of the window represents
the used (blue) and the available
Configuring PC Probe II
Click
to view and adjust the sensor threshold values.
The Config window has two tabs: Sensor/Threshold and Preference. The Sensor/
Threshold tab enables you to activate the sensors or to adjust the sensor threshold
values. The Preference tab allows you to customize sensor alerts, or change the
temperature scale.
Loads the default
threshold values for
each sensor
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Applies your
changes
Cancels or
ignores your
changes
Loads your saved
configuration
Saves your
configuration
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5.3.4 ASUS AI Suite
ASUS AI Suite allows you to launch AI Gear2, AI N.O.S., AI Booster, AI Nap, and
Q-Fan2 utilities easily.
Installing AI Suite
To install AI Suite on your computer:
1.
2.
3.
Place the support DVD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab
appears if your computer has an enabled Autorun feature.
Click the Utilities tab, then click AI Suite.
Follow the screen instructions to complete installation.
Launching AI Suite
You can launch the AI Suite right after installation or anytime from the Windows®
desktop.
To launch the AI Suite from the Windows® desktop, click Start > All Programs >
ASUS > AI Suite > AI Suite v1.xx.xx. The AI Suite main window appears.
After launching the application, the AI Suite icon appears in the Windows® taskbar.
Click this icon to close or restore the application.
Using AI Suite
Click the AI N.O.S., AI Gear2, AI Nap, AI Booster, or Q-Fan2 icon to launch the
utility, or click the Normal icon to restore the system to normal state.
Press to restore to normal
Press to launch AI Nap
Press to launch AI Gear2
Press to launch AI N.O.S.
Press to launch AI Booster
Press to launch Q-Fan2
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Other feature buttons
Click
on right corner of the main window to open the monitor window.
Displays the CPU/
system temperature,
CPU/memory/PCIE
voltage, and CPU/
chassis fan speed
Displays the FSB/CPU
frequency
Click
on right corner of the expanded window to switch the temperature from
degrees Centigrade to degrees Fahrenheit.
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5.3.5 ASUS AI Gear2
ASUS AI Gear2 provides four system performance options that allows you to select
the best performance setting for your computing needs. This easy-to-use utility
adjusts the processor frequency and vCore voltage to minimize system noise and
power consumption.
After installing AI Suite from the bundled support DVD, you can launch AI Gear2 by
double-clicking the AI Suite icon on your Windows OS taskbar and then click the AI
Gear2 button on the AI Suite main window.
Shift the gear to the performance setting that you like.
Maximum
Performance
Medium
Performance
High
Performance
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5.3.6
ASUS AI Nap
This feature allows you to minimize the power consumption of your computer
whenever you are away. Enable this feature for minimum power consumption and
a more quiet system operation.
After installing AI Suite from the bundled support DVD, you can launch the utility by
double-clicking the AI Suite icon on the Windows OS taskbar and click the AI Nap
button on the AI Suite main window.
Click Yes on the confirmation screen.
To exit AI Nap mode, press the system power or mouse button then click Yes on
the confirmation screen.
To switch the power button functions from AI Nap to shutting down, just right
click the AI Suite icon on the OS taskbar, select AI Nap and click Use power
button. Unclick the the item to switch the function back.
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ASUS AI N.O.S.
This ASUS Non-delay Overclocking System feature intelligently determines the
system load and automatically boosts the performance for the most demanding
tasks.
After installing AI Suite from the bundled support DVD, you can launch the utility
by double-clicking the AI Suite icon on the Windows OS taskbar and click the AI
N.O.S. button on the AI Suite main window.
drop-down menu
button
Click the drop-down menu button and select Disable or Manual.
select an N.O.S.
mode
Click Apply at the bottom to save the configuration.
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5.3.8
ASUS Q-Fan2
This ASUS Q-Fan2 Control feature allows you to set the appropriate performance
level of the CPU Q-Fan2 or the Chassis Q-Fan2 for more efficient system
operation. After enabling the Q-Fan2 function, the fans can be set to automatically
adjust depending on the temperature, to decrease fan speed, or to achieve the
maximum fan speed.
After installing AI Suite from the bundled support DVD, you can launch the utility by
double-clicking the AI Suite icon on the Windows® OS taskbar and click the Q-Fan2
button on the AI Suite mAIn window.
Click the drop-down menu button and display the fan names. Select CPU Q-Fan2
or CHASSIS Q-Fan2. Click the box of Enable Q-Fan2 to activate this function.
Enable QFan2 box
drop-down list
button
Profile list appears after clicking the Enable Q-Fan2 box. Click the drop-down
list button and select a profile. Optimal mode makes the fans adjust speed
with the temperature; Silent mode minimizes fan speed for quiet fan operation;
Performance mode boosts the fan to achieve maximal fan speed for the best
cooling effect.
click to display the dropdown list and select a
Q-Fan2 mode
Click Apply at the bottom to save the setup.
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5.3.9
ASUS AI Booster
The ASUS AI Booster application allows you to overclock the CPU speed in
WIndows® environment without the hassle of booting the BIOS.
After installing AI Suite from the bundled support DVD, you can launch the utility
by double-clicking the AI Suite icon on the Windows® OS taskbar and click the AI
Booster button on the AI Suite main window.
The options on the taskbar allow you to use the default settings, adjust CPU/
Memory/PCI-E frequency manually, or create and apply your personal overclocking
configurations.
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5.4
RAID configurations
The motherboard comes with two RAID controllers that allow you to configure Serial
ATA hard disk drives as RAID sets.
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•
The Intel® ICH9R Southbridge RAID includes a high performance SATA
RAID controller that supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, and RAID 5 for six
independent Serial ATA channels.
Marvell® 88SE6121 RAID. Enabled by Marvell® 88SE6121 controller,
Marvell® RAID extends the advantages of software RAID beyond internal hard
disk drives to an external disk or external, port-multiplier enabled enclosure
5.4.1
RAID definitions
RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write
data in parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a
single drive but at a sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone,
thus improving data access and storage. Use of two new identical hard disk drives
is required for this setup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one
drive to a second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array management software directs
all applications to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of the data in
the other drive. This RAID configuration provides data protection and increases fault
tolerance to the entire system. Use two new drives or use an existing drive and a
new drive for this setup. The new drive must be of the same size or larger than the
existing drive.
RAID 5 stripes both data and parity information across three or more hard disk drives.
Among the advantages of RAID 5 configuration include better HDD performance,
fault tolerance, and higher storage capacity. The RAID 5 configuration is best suited
for transaction processing, relational database applications, enterprise resource
planning, and other business systems. Use a minimum of three identical hard disk
drives for this setup.
RAID 10 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity (redundancy data)
having to be calculated and written. With the RAID 10* configuration you get all the
benefits of both RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations. Use four new hard disk drives or
use an existing drive and three new drives for this setup.
Intel® Matrix Storage. The Intel® Matrix Storage technology supported by the ICH9R
chip allows you to create a RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10* function to improve
both system performance and data safety. You can also combine two RAID sets to
get higher performance, capacity, or fault tolerance provided by the difference RAID
function. For example, RAID 0 and RAID 1 set can be created by using only two
identical hard disk drives.
If you want to boot the system from a hard disk drive included in a created RAID
set, copy first the RAID driver from the support DVD to a floppy disk before you
install an operating system to the selected hard disk drive. Refer to section “5.5
Creating a RAID driver disk” for details.
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5.4.1
Installing Serial ATA hard disks
The motherboard supports Serial ATA hard disk drives. For optimal performance,
install identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating a disk array.
To install the SATA hard disks for a RAID configuration:
1.
Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays.
3.
Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive.
2.
Connect the SATA signal cables.
5.4.2
Intel® RAID configurations
This motherboard supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 and Intel® Matrix
Storage configurations for Serial ATA hard disks drives through the Intel® ICH9R
Southbridge chip.
Setting the RAID item in BIOS
You must set the RAID item in the BIOS Setup before you can create a RAID set(s).
To do this:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
Go to the Main Menu, select SATA Configuration, then press <Enter>.
Select the item Configure SATA as, then press <Enter> to display the
configuration options.
Select RAID from the Configure SATA as item options, then press <Enter>.
Select the item Onboard Serial-ATA BOOTROM, press <Enter>, then select
Enabled from the options.
Save your changes, then exit the BIOS Setup.
See Chapter 4 for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS Setup.
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Intel® Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM Utility
The Intel® Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM utility allows you to create RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 10 (RAID 0+1), and RAID 5 set(s) from Serial ATA hard disk drives that
are connected to the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge.
To enter the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM utility:
1.
Install all the Serial ATA hard disk drives.
3.
During POST, press <Ctrl+I> to display the utility main menu.
2.
Turn on the system.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ICH7R wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ MAIN MENU ]
1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes:
None defined.
Physical Disks:
Port Drive Model
0
XXXXXXXXXXX
1
XXXXXXXXXXX
2
XXXXXXXXXXX
3
XXXXXXXXXXX
[↑↓]-Select
Serial #
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
[ESC]-Exit
Size
Type/Status(Vol ID)
XX.XXGB Non-RAID Disk
XX.XXGB Non-RAID Disk
XX.XXGB Non-RAID Disk
XX.XXGB Non-RAID Disk
[ENTER]-Select Menu
The navigation keys at the bottom of the screen allow you to move through the
menus and select the menu options.
The RAID BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and
may not exactly match the items on your screen.
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Creating a RAID 0 set (striped)
To create a RAID 0 set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press <Enter>.
This screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ICH7R wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE ARRAY MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume0
RAID0(Stripe)
Select Disks
128KB
0.0
GB
Create Volume
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive and
cannot contain special characters.
[↑↓]-Change
2.
3.
4.
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[Enter]-Select
Enter a name for the RAID 0 set, then press <Enter>.
When the RAID Level item is highlighted, press the up/down arrow key to select
RAID 0(Stripe), then press <Enter>.
When the Disks item is highlighted, press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives
to configure as RAID. This pop‑up screen appears.
[ SELECT DISKS ]
Port
0
1
2
3
Drive Model
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
Serial #
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
Size
XX.XGB
XX.XGB
XX.XGB
XX.XGB
Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Disk
Disk
Disk
Disk
Select 2 to 4 disks to use in creating the volume.
[↑↓]-Previous/Next
5.
[SPACE]-Selects
[ENTER]-Selection Complete
Use the up/down arrow key to highlight a drive, then press <Space> to select.
A small triangle marks the selected drive. Press <Enter> after completing your
selection.
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6.
Use the up/down arrow key to select the stripe size for the RAID 0 array, then
press <Enter>. The available stripe size values range from 4 KB to 128 KB. The
default stripe size is 128 KB.
TIP: We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe size
for multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
7.
8.
Key in the RAID volume capacity that you want, then press <Enter>. The default
value indicates the maximum allowed capacity.
Press <Enter> when the Create Volume item is highlighted. This warning
message appears.
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
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Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu, or <N> to
go back to the Create Volume menu.
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Creating a RAID 1 set (mirrored)
To create a RAID 1 set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press <Enter>.
This screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ICH7R wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE ARRAY MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume1
RAID1(Mirror)
Select Disks
N/A
XX.X GB
Create Volume
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive and
cannot contain special characters.
[↑↓]-Change
2.
3.
4.
5.
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[Enter]-Select
Enter a name for the RAID 1 set, then press <Enter>.
When the RAID Level item is highlighted, press the up/down arrow key to select
RAID 1(Mirror), then press <Enter>.
When the Capacity item is highlighted, key in the RAID volume capacity that
you want, then press <Enter>. The default value indicates the maximum allowed
capacity.
Press <Enter> when the Create Volume item is highlighted. This warning
message appears.
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
6.
Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to main menu or <N> to go
back to Create Volume menu.
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Creating a RAID 10 set
To create a RAID 10 set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press
<Enter>. This screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ICH7R wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE ARRAY MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume10
RAID10(RAID0+1)
Select Disks
128KB
XXX.X GB
Create Volume
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive and
cannot contain special characters.
[↑↓]-Change
2.
3.
4.
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[Enter]-Select
Enter a name for the RAID 10 set, then press <Enter>.
When the RAID Level item is highlighted, press the up/down arrow key to
select RAID 10, then press <Enter>.
When the Stripe Size item is highlighted, press the up/down arrow key to
select the stripe size for the RAID 10 array, then press <Enter>. The available
stripe size values range from 4 KB to 128 KB. The default stripe size is 64
KB.
TIP: We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe
size for multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
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Key in the RAID volume capacity that you want then press <Enter> when
the Capacity item is highlighted. The default value indicates the maximum
allowed capacity.
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Creating a RAID 5 set (parity)
To create a RAID 5 set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press <Enter>.
This screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ICH7R wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE ARRAY MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume5
RAID5(Parity)
Select Disks
64KB
0.0 GB
Create Volume
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive and
cannot contain special characters.
[↑↓]-Change
2.
3.
4.
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[Enter]-Select
Enter a name for the RAID 5 set, then press <Enter>.
When the RAID Level item is highlighted, press the up/down arrow key to select
RAID 5(Parity), then press <Enter>.
The Disks item is highlighted, press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives to
configure as RAID. The following pop‑up screen appears.
[ SELECT DISKS ]
Port
0
1
2
3
Drive Model
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
Serial #
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
Size
XX.XGB
XX.XGB
XX.XGB
XX.XGB
Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Disk
Disk
Disk
Disk
Select 2 to 4 disks to use in creating the volume.
[↑↓]-Previous/Next
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[ENTER]-Selection Complete
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5.
6.
Use the up/down arrow key to highlight the drive you want to set, then press
<Space> to select. A small triangle marks the selected drive. Press <Enter>
after completing your selection.
When the Stripe Size item is highlighted, press the up/down arrow key to select
the stripe size for the RAID 5 array, then press <Enter>. The available
stripe size values range from 4 KB to 128 KB. The default stripe size is 64
KB.
TIP: We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe size
for multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
7.
8.
Key in the RAID volume capacity that you want, then press <Enter> when the
Capacity item is highlighted. The default value indicates the maximum allowed
capacity.
Press <Enter> when the Create Volume item is highlighted. This warning
message appears.
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
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Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu or <N> to
go back to the Create Volume menu.
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Deleting a RAID set
Take caution when deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk
drives when you delete a RAID set.
To delete a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 2. Delete RAID Volume, then press <Enter>
to display this screen.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ICH7R wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ DELETE VOLUME MENU ]
Name
Level
Drives
Capacity Status
Bootable
Volume0
RAIDX(xxxxx)
X
XXX.XGB Normal
Yes
[ HELP ]
Deleting a volume will destroy the volume data on the drive(s) and
cause any member disks to become available as non-RAID disks.
WARNING: EXISTING DATA WITHIN THIS VOLUME WILL BE LOST AND NON-RECOVERABLE.
[↑↓]-Select
2.
[<ESC>]-Previous Menu
[<Del>]-Delete Volume
Use the up/down arrow key to select the RAID set you want to delete, then
press <Del>. This window appears.
[ DELETE VOLUME VERIFICATION ]
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
Are you sure you want to delete volume “VolumeX”? (Y/N):
3.
Press <Y> to delete the RAID set and return to the utility main menu; otherwise,
press <N> to return to the Delete Volume menu.
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Resetting Disks to Non-RAID
Take caution before you reset a RAID volume HDD to non-RAID. Resetting a RAID
volume HDD deletes all internal RAID structure on the drive.
To reset a RAID set hard disk drive:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID, then press
<Enter> to display this screen.
[ RESET RAID DATA ]
Resetting RAID data will remove internal RAID structures
from the selected RAID disks. By removing these structures,
the drive will revert back to a non-RAID disk.
WARNING: Resetting a disk causes all data on the disk to be lost.
Port Drive Model
0 XXXXXXXXXXXX
1 XXXXXXXXXXXX
Serial #
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
Size Status
XX.XGB Member Disk
XX.XGB Member Disk
Select the disks that should be reset.
[↑↓]-Previous/Next
2.
3.
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[SPACE]-Selects
[ENTER]-Selection Complete
Use the up/down arrow key to highlight the RAID set drive you want to reset,
then press <Space> to select.
Press <Enter> to reset the RAID set drive. A confirmation message appears.
Press <Y> to reset the drive or press <N> to return to the utility main menu.
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5.5
Creating a RAID driver disk
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows ® XP
operating system on a hard disk drive that is included in a RAID set. For
Windows® Vista operating system, use either a floppy disk or a USB device with
the RAID driver.
5.5.1
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS
To create a RAID/SATA driver disk without entering the OS:
1.
Boot your computer.
2.
Press <Del> during POST to enter the BIOS setup utility.
3. Set the optical drive as the primary boot device.
4. Insert the support DVD into the optical drive.
5.
Save changes and exit BIOS.
6. Press any key when the system prompts “Press any key to boot from the
optical drive.”
7. When the menu appears, press <1> to create a RAID driver disk.
8. Insert a formatted floppy disk into the floppy drive then press <Enter>.
9. Follow succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
5.5.2
Creating a RAID/SATA driver disk in Windows®
To create a RAID driver disk in Windows® environment:
1. Start Windows®.
2. Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive.
3.
Go to the Make Disk menu, then select the RAID driver disk you wish to
create:
•
Click Make Intel ICH9R AHCI/RAID 32bit Driver to create an Intel® ICH9R RAID driver disk for a 32-bit system.
Click Make Intel ICH9R AHCI/RAID 64bit Driver to create an Intel® ICH9R RAID driver disk for a 64-bit system.
•
•
Click Make Marvell 61xx PATA/eSATA Driver to create a Marvell® 88SE61xx SATA RAID driver disk.
4. Insert a floppy disk/USB device into the floppy disk drive/USB port.
5. Follow succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid computer virus infection.
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To install the RAID driver in Windows® XP:
1. During the OS installation, the system prompts you to press the F6 key to
install third-party SCSI or RAID driver.
2. Press <F6> then insert the floppy disk with RAID driver into the floppy disk
drive.
3. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
To install the RAID driver in Windows® Vista:
1. Insert the floppy disk/USB device with RAID driver into the floppy disk drive/USB
port.
2. During the OS installation, select Intel ICH9R.
3. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
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Chapter 5: Software support
This chapter tells how to install ATI®
CrossFire™ graphics cards to avail of
ATI’s Multi-Video Processing technology.
6
ATI® CrossFire™
technology support
Chapter summary
6
6.1
Overview........................................................................................ 6-1
6.3
Software information.................................................................... 6-5
6.2
Installing CrossFire™ graphics cards........................................ 6-2
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6.1
Overview
The motherboard supports the ATI® CrossFire™ technology that allows you to
install multi-graphics processing units (GPU) graphics cards. Follow the installation
procedures in this section.
6.1.1
Requirements
•
CrossFire™ Edition graphics card (Master)
•
CrossFire™-ready motherboard
•
•
CrossFire™-ready graphics card (Slave)
Make sure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the
minimum power required by your system. See 8. ATX Power connectors on
page 2-30 for details.
6.1.2
•
Visit the ATI website or download the Radeon® X850 Crossfire™ Edition
User’s Guide from the support CD for detailed hardware requirements and
installation procedures.
•
The ATI CrossFire™ technology supports only the following operating
systems:
- Windows® XP 32-bit (Home or Professional) with Service
Pack 2 (SP2)
- Windows® XP Professional 64-bit Edition.
•
Make sure that your graphics card driver supports the ATI® CrossFire™
Technology. Download the latest driver from the ATI website (www.ati.com)
•
The maximum resolution of Radeon™ X850 CrossFire™ Edition is 1600 x
1200 at 65 MHz when you use DVI output.
Before you begin
Uninstall other graphics card drivers in your system
To uninstall other graphics card drivers:
1.
Close all current applications.
3.
Select your current graphics card driver/s.
5.
Restart your system.
2.
4.
Go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.
Select Add/Remove.
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6.2
Installing CrossFire™ graphics cards
Before installing a CrossFire™ system, refer to the user guide that came with
the ATI® CrossFire™ Edition graphics card.
To install the graphics cards:
1.
Prepare one CrossFire™ Edition (Master) graphics card and one
CrossFire™-ready (Slave) graphics card.
Slave graphics card
Master graphics card
2. Insert the CrossFire™ Edition (Master) graphics card into the PCI Express
x16 blue slot. Make sure that the card is properly seated on the slot.
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3. Insert the CrossFire™-ready (Slave) graphics card into the PCI Express x16
black slot. Make sure that the card is properly seated on the slot.
4. Connect an auxiliary power source from the power supply to the graphics
cards.
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5. Connect one end of the external cable to the Master graphics card.
6. Connect the other end of the external cable to the Slave graphics card.
7.
Connect the loose end to the corresponding port on your monitor.
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6.3
Software information
6.3.1
Installing the device drivers
Refer to the documentation that came with your graphics card package to install
the device drivers.
The ATI CrossFire™ technology supports only the following operating systems:
• Windows® XP 32-bit (Home or Professional) with Service
Pack 2 (SP2)
• Windows® XP Professional 64-bit Edition.
• Windows® Vista 32/64 bit Edition. (Will be ready later. Visit the ATI
website (www.ati.com)
1.
2.
3.
Turn on your system and log in
with administrator rights.
Windows® auto-detects the
CrossFire™ graphics cards
and displays the Found New
Hardware Wizard window. Click
Cancel.
Place the CrossFire™ installation
CD in your optical drive and install
drivers from the opening menu.
4.
Click Next to continue from the
installation window that appears.
5.
Read the License Agreement,
then click Yes.
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6.
•
Select Express to install the HydraVision™ multi-monitor and desktop
management software, as well as the ATI driver.
•
Select Custom to individually choose desired software components.
Setup prepares the installation
wizard that will guide you to setup
process.
Windows automatically configures
the ATI Catalyst Control Center.
The status windows indicates the
progress of the installation.
7.
The Setup Complete window
appears, indicating that the driver
files have been copied to your
computer.
8.
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Select the components that you
want to install, then click Next.
Click Yes to restart your computer
now or No to restart later
Click Finish.
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6.3.2
Using the Catalyst™ Control Center
The Catalyst™ Control Center allows you to access display features of the ATI
hardware and software you installed. Use this application to adjust your graphic
settings, enable/disable connected devices, and change your desktop orientation.
Launching the Catalyst™ Control Center
There are several ways to launch the Catalyst™ Control Center:
• On the Windows® task bar, click Start > ATI Catalyst™ Control Center >
Catalyst™ Control Center
• Double-click the Catalyst™ Control Center desktop shortcut.
• On the Windows® task bar, doubleclick the Catalyst™ Control Center
icon.
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The Catalyst™ Control Center Dialog Box
View
The Catalyst™ Control Center provides two views:
Standard - simple view with wizards for beginners
Advance - allows advanced users to access and configure the complete
features of the software
Set to Advance view to enable the CrossFire™ function.
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To enable CrossFire™:
1. Set the view to Advance.
2. Click the Crossfire™ item in Graphics Settings.
3. In the CrossFire™ Settings dialog, tick the box opposite Enable
CrossFire™.
4. Click OK to effect the setting.
3
2
4
Hotkeys
Click the Hotkeys tab on the Catalyst™ Control Center to access the
Hotkeys Manager, which allows you to create key combinations as shortcuts
for performing certain functions quickly.
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Profiles
Click the Profiles tab on the Catalyst™ Control Center to access the Profiles
Manager, which allows you to create customized environments for your
desktop, video, and 3D applications.
Preferences
Click the Preferences tab on the Catalyst™ Control Center to select a
language, restore defaults, change skins, or enable/disable the System Tray
icon.
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Help
Click the Help tab on the Catalyst™ Control Center to access the online help
system, generate a Problem Report, and get the Catalyst™ Control Center
version information.
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The Appendix describes the CPU features
and technologies that the motherboard
supports.
A
CPU features
Chapter summary
A
A.1
Intel EM64T...................................................................................A-1
A.3
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology............................................A-3
A.2
®
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST).........................A-1
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Intel® EM64T
•
The motherboard is fully compatible with Intel® LGA775 processors running
on 32-bit operating systems.
•
The motherboard comes with a BIOS file that supports EM64T. You can
download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website (www.asus.com/
support/download/) if you need to update the BIOS file. See Chapter 4 for
details.
•
Visit www.intel.com for more information on the EM64T feature.
•
Visit www.microsoft.com for more information on Windows® 64-bit OS.
Using the Intel® EM64T feature
To use the Intel® EM64T feature:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Install an Intel® CPU that supports the Intel® EM64T.
Install a 64-bit operating system (Windows® Vista 64-bit Edition, Windows® XP
Professional x64 Edition or Windows® Server 2003 x64 Edition).
Install the 64-bit drivers for the motherboard components and devices from
the support DVD.
Install the 64-bit drivers for expansion cards or add-on devices, if any.
Refer to the expansion card or add-on device(s) documentation, or visit the
related website, to verify if the card/device supports a 64-bit system.
A.2
A.2.1
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep®
Technology (EIST)
•
The motherboard comes with a BIOS file that supports EIST. You can
download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website (www.asus.com/
support/download/) if you need to update the BIOS. See Chapter 4 for
details.
•
Visit www.intel.com for more information on the EIST feature.
System requirements
Before using EIST, check your system if it meets the following requirements:
•
Intel® processor with EIST support
•
Operating system with EIST support (Windows® Vista, Windows® XP SP2/
Windows® Server 2003 SP1/Linux 2.6 kernel or later versions)
•
BIOS file with EIST support
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A.2.2
Using the EIST
To use the EIST feature:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Turn on the computer, then enter the BIOS Setup.
Go to the Advanced Menu, highlight CPU Configuration,
then press <Enter>.
S e t t h e I n t e l ( R ) S p e e d S t e p Te c h n o l o g y i t e m t o [ A u t o m a t i c ] ,
then press <Enter>.
Press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS setup.
After the computer restarts, right click on a blank space on the desktop, then
select Properties from the pop-up menu.
When the Display Properties
window appears, click the Screen
Saver tab.
Click the Power button on the
Monitor power section to open the
Power Options Properties window.
On the Power schemes section,
click , then select any option
except Home/Office Desktop or
Always On.
Click Apply, then click OK.
10. C l o s e t h e D i s p l a y P r o p e r t i e s
window.
After you adjust the power scheme,
the CPU internal frequency slightly
decreases when the CPU loading is
low.
The screen displays and procedures may vary depending on the operating
system.
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A.3
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
•
The motherboard supports Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 processors with
Hyper-Threading Technology.
•
Hyper-Threading Technology is supported under Windows® Vista/XP/2003
Server and Linux 2.4.x (kernel) and later versions only. Under Linux, use
the Hyper-Threading compiler to compile the code. If you are using any
other operating systems, disable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in
the BIOS to ensure system stability and performance.
•
Installing Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later version is recommended.
•
Make sure to enable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in BIOS before
installing a supported operating system.
•
For more information on Hyper-Threading Technology, visit www.intel.com/
info/hyperthreading.
Using the Hyper-Threading Technology
To use the Hyper-Threading Technology:
1.
2.
3.
Install an Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU that supports Hyper-Threading Technology.
Power up the system and enter the BIOS Setup. Under the Advanced Menu,
make sure that the item Hyper‑Threading Technology is set to [Enabled].
The BIOS item appears only if you installed a CPU that supports Hyper­
‑Threading Technology.
Restart the computer.
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