Motherboard
P5KPL-AM
E3758
First Edition V1
May 2008
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Contents
Notices.......................................................................................................... vi
Safety information...................................................................................... vii
P5KPL-AM specifications summary........................................................... x
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-2
1.3
Special features............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
1.4
1.5
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-2
1.3.1
1.3.2
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 1-6
1.5.1
Placement direction......................................................... 1-7
1.5.3
Motherboard layout.......................................................... 1-8
1.5.4
1.6.1
1.6.3
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan............................... 1-13
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan.......................... 1-15
Overview........................................................................ 1-17
1.7.3
Installing a DIMM........................................................... 1-23
1.7.4
Memory configurations................................................... 1-18
Removing a DIMM......................................................... 1-23
Expansion slots........................................................................... 1-24
1.8.1
Installing an expansion card.......................................... 1-24
1.8.3
Interrupt assignments.................................................... 1-25
1.8.4
1.8.5
1.10
Installing the CPU...........................................................1-11
1.7.1
1.8.2
1.9
Layout contents................................................................ 1-9
System memory.......................................................................... 1-17
1.7.2
1.8
Screw holes..................................................................... 1-7
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................. 1-10
1.6.2
1.7
ASUS Special features.................................................... 1-4
Before you proceed...................................................................... 1-6
1.5.2
1.6
Product highlights............................................................ 1-2
1.8.6
Configuring an expansion card...................................... 1-24
PCI slots......................................................................... 1-26
PCI Express x1 slot........................................................ 1-26
PCI Express x16 slot...................................................... 1-26
Jumpers....................................................................................... 1-27
Connectors.................................................................................. 1-28
1.10.1
1.10.2
Rear panel connectors................................................... 1-28
Internal connectors........................................................ 1-30
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Contents
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 2-2
2.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk........................................ 2-2
2.1.3
AFUDOS utility................................................................. 2-4
2.1.2
2.1.4
2.2
2.1.5
BIOS menu screen......................................................... 2-12
2.2.3
Navigation keys.............................................................. 2-12
2.2.5
2.2.6
2.2.7
2.2.8
2.2.9
Menu items.................................................................... 2-13
Sub-menu items............................................................. 2-13
Configuration fields........................................................ 2-13
Pop-up window.............................................................. 2-13
Scroll bar........................................................................ 2-13
General help.................................................................. 2-13
2.3.1
System Time.................................................................. 2-14
2.3.3
Legacy Diskette A ......................................................... 2-14
2.3.4
2.3.5
2.3.6
System Date.................................................................. 2-14
Primary, Third, and Fourth IDE Master/Slave........................ 2-15
IDE Configuration........................................................... 2-16
System Information........................................................ 2-17
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 2-18
2.4.1
Jumperfree Configuration.............................................. 2-18
2.4.3
CPU Configuration......................................................... 2-21
2.4.2
2.4.4
2.4.5
2.4.6
USB Configuration......................................................... 2-19
Chipset . ........................................................................ 2-23
Onboard Devices Configuration..................................... 2-25
PCI PnP......................................................................... 2-26
Power menu................................................................................. 2-27
2.5.1
Suspend Mode............................................................... 2-27
2.5.3
ACPI APIC Support........................................................ 2-27
2.5.2
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Menu bar........................................................................ 2-12
Main menu................................................................................... 2-14
2.3.2
2.5
ASUS Update utility......................................................... 2-8
2.2.1
2.2.4
2.4
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility....................................... 2-6
BIOS setup program................................................................... 2-11
2.2.2
2.3
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility.................................................... 2-3
ACPI 2.0 Support........................................................... 2-27
Contents
2.5.4
2.6
2.5.5
Hardware Monitor.......................................................... 2-29
2.6.1
Boot Device Priority....................................................... 2-30
2.6.3
Security.......................................................................... 2-32
Boot menu................................................................................... 2-30
2.6.2
2.7
2.8
APM Configuration . ...................................................... 2-28
Boot Settings Configuration........................................... 2-31
Tools menu.................................................................................. 2-33
ASUS EZ Flash 2.......................................................................... 2-34
Exit menu..................................................................................... 2-34
Chapter 3: Software support
3.1
3.2
Installing an operating system.................................................... 3-2
Support CD information............................................................... 3-2
3.2.1
Running the support CD.................................................. 3-2
3.2.3
Utilities menu................................................................... 3-4
3.2.2
3.2.4
Drivers menu.................................................................... 3-3
ASUS Contact information............................................... 3-5
Appendix: CPU features
A.1
A.2
A.3
Intel® EM64T...................................................................................A-2
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST).........................A-2
A.2.1
A.2.2
System requirements.......................................................A-2
Using the EIST.................................................................A-3
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology............................................A-4
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Using the Hyper-Threading Technology . .......................................A-4
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.
This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical
and electronic equipment, Mercury-containing button cell battery) should not
be placed in municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic
products.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring
the motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This manual contains the following parts:
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new
technology it supports. It also lists the hardware setup procedures that you
have to perform when installing system components. It includes description of
the jumpers and connectors on the motherboard.
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Chapter 2: BIOS setup
•
Chapter 3: Software support
•
Appendix: CPU features
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.
This Appendix describes the CPU features that the motherboard supports.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
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ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and
software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty
flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not
part of the standard package.
Conventions used in this guide
To 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 /iP5KPLAM.ROM
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P5KPL-AM specifications summary
CPU
LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Quad/ Core™2
Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 /
Celeron® E1000 Series and Celeron 400 Series
Processors
Compatible with Intel® 05B / 05A / 06 processors
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ready
Support Intel® EIST technology
(Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list)
Chipset
Northbridge: Intel® G31
Southbridge: Intel® ICH7
Front Side Bus
1600(OC) / 1333 / 1066 / 800 MHz
Memory
Dual channel memory architecture
2 x 240-pin DIMM sockets supports unbuffered non-ECC
4GB 1066(OC)/800/667 MHz DDR2 memory modules
Expansion Slots
1 x PCI Express x16 slot
1 x PCI Express x1 slot
2 x PCI slots
VGA
Integrated Gfx in North bridge supports
- Maximum resolution: 2048 x 1536 x 32 bpp,
- Horizontal: 127.5 KHz, Vertical: 75Hz
Storage
Southbridge Intel® ICH7 supports:
- 1 x UltraDMA 100 / 66 / 33 hard disk drives
- 4 x SATA 3 Gb/s ports
LAN
Realtek® RTL8102EL, 10/100
Audio
VIA® VT 1708B, 8-channel High Definition Audio
CODEC
USB
Max. 8 x USB2.0 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at
back panel
ASUS Features
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS Q-Fan
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS C.P.R.
ASUS O.C. Profile
Rear panel
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x Parallel port
1 x VGA port
1 x COM
1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
8-channel audio I/O port
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Internal connectors
2 x USB 2.0 connectors supports additional 4 USB ports
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector for two devices
4 x Serial ATA connectors
1 x CPU fan connector
1 x Chassis fan connector
1 x Power fan connector
1 x S/PDIF Out connector
1 x Chassis intrusion connector
1 x CD audio in connector
1 x 24-pin EPS 12 V power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12 V power connector
1 x Front panel High Definition audio connector
1 x System Panel connector
BIOS features
8 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, ACPI V2.0a, SM BIOS 2.5
Manageability
WO_USB, WO_KB/MS, WOR by Ring, PME Wake Up
Support CD contents
Drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update utility
Anti-virus software
Accessories
1 x Serial ATA cable
1 x Serial ATA power cable
1 x UltraDMA 100/66/33 cable
1 x Floppy disk drive cable
I/O shield
User manual
Form factor
uATX form factor: 9.6 in x 8.0 in (24.5 cm x 20.3cm)
*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
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® P5KPL-AM 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
Cables
Accessories
Application CD
Documentation
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1 x Ultra DMA 100/66/33 cable
1 x SATA cable
1 x SATA power cable
1 x Floppy disk drive cable
I/O shield
ASUS motherboard support CD
User guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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.
LGA775 Intel® Quad-core Processor Ready
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Quad-core processors in LGA775
package. It also can support Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-Core CPU.
It´s excellent for multi-tasking, multi-media and enthusiastic gamers with
1600(OC)/1333 / 1066/800 MHz FSB. Intel® Quad-core is one of the most
powerful CPU in the world.
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Intel® Core™2 Processor Ready
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processors in LGA775 package.
With new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture technology and 1600(OC) MHz FSB, Intel®
Core™2 processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world.
Intel® G31 chipset
The Intel® G31 Express Chipset boosts your gaming and multimedia experience with
the integrated graphics engine Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3100. It supports
1333MHz FSB (front-side-bus), and delivers breakthrough advances in 3D and 2D
graphics; and video capabilities. This integrated chipset is able to meet the changing
display requirements of visually rich applications and features the Intel® Clear Video
Technology - which trailblazes new standards in high-definition video, crisp imaging,
and accurate color control.
Dual-Channel DDR2 1066 (OC)
Dual-channel DDR2 technology doubles the bandwidth of your system memory and
hence boost the system performance to out perform any memory existing solutions in
the market. .
Serial ATA 3 Gb/s technology
Serial ATA3.0Gb/s is the next generation ATA specification that provides scalable
performance foroday and tomorrow. With up to 300MB/s data transfer rate,
Serial ATA II is faster than current Parallel ATA, while providing 100% software
compatibility.
PCI Express Architecture
PCI Express is the latest I/O interconnect technology that will replace the existing
PCI. With a bus bandwidth 4 times higher than that of AGP 8X interface, PCI
Express x16 bus performs much better than AGP 8X in applications such as 3D
gaming. PCI Express x1 and x4 also outperforms PCI interface with its exceptional
high bandwidth. The high speed PCI Express interface creates new usages on
desktop PCs e.g., Gigabit LAN, 1394b, and high-speed RAID systems.
Max. 8 USB 2.0 ports supports
USB 2.0 is the latest connectivity standard for next generation components and
peripherals. Backwards compatible with current USB 1.1 peripherals, USB 2.0
delivers transfer speeds up to 40 times faster at 480Mb/s, for easy connectivity and
ultra-fast data transfers.
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High Definition Audio
Enjoy high-end sound system on your PC! The onboard HD audio (High Definition
Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality 192KHz/24bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking functions and multi-streaming
technology that simultaneously sends different audio streams to different
destinations. You can now talk to your partners on the headphone while playing a
multi-channel network games. All of these are done on one computer.
1.3.2
ASUS Special features
ASUS Q-Fan technology
ASUS Q-Fan technology intelligently and automatically adjusts CPU fan speeds
according to system load and temperature, enabling users to work in a distractionfree environment with minimal noise.
ASUS MyLogo2™
Personalize your system with customizable boot logo
You can convert your favorite photo into a 256-color boot logo for a more colorful
and vivid image on your screen.
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Simply update BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply launch this tool and update
BIOS from a USB flash disk before entering the OS. You can update your BIOS
only in a few clicks without preparing an additional floppy diskette or using an OSbased flash utility.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
Simply restore corrupted BIOS data from USB flash disk
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a
USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. This utility saves users the cost and hassle
of buying a replacement BIOS chip.
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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.
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.
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1.4
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components
or change any motherboard settings.
•
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or
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 that lights up to indicate
that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode. This is a reminder
that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before
removing or plugging in any motherboard component. The illustration below
shows the location of the onboard LED.
P5KPL-AM Onboard LED
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SB_PWR
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
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1.5
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to
ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage
motherboard components.
1.5.1
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the chassis in the
correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the chassis
as indicated in the image below.
1.5.2
Screw holes
Place six (6) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard
to the chassis.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
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Motherboard layout
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
CPU_FAN
20.3cm (8in)
Intel G31
RTM870T-954
PRI_IDE
AUDIO
24.4cm(9.6in)
LAN1_USB12
EATXPWR
USB34
P5KPL-AM
PWR_FAN
VGA1
DDR2 DIMM2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
PARALLEL PORT
LGA775
DDR2 DIMM1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
ATX12V
COM1
FLOPPY
Super I/O
CHA_FAN
PCIEX1_1
PCIEX16
RTL
8102EL
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
PCI1
VT1708B
SB_PWR
PCI2
SPDIF_OUT
CD
AAFP
Intel ICH7
USB78
CLRTC
8Mb
BIOS
USB56
F_PANEL
Refer to section 1.10 Connectors for more information about rear panel
connectors and internal connectors.
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1.5.4
Layout contents
Slots
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DDR2 DIMM slots
PCI slots
PCI Express x1 slot
PCI Express x16 slot
Jumper
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1. Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
2. Chassis Intruition (3-pin CHASSIS)
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Rear panel connectors
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1. PS/2 mouse port (green)
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2. Parallel port 3. LAN (RJ-45) port
4. Line In port (light blue)
5. Line Out port (lime)
6. Microphone port (pink)
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Center/Subwoofer port (orange)
Rear Speaker Out port (black)
Side Speaker Out port (gray)
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
11. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4
12. VGA port
13. Serial port
14. PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
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Internal connectors
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1-33 Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
Digital Audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
ICH7 Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4)
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78)
Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)
CPU, chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN)
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX 12V)
System panel connector (10-1 pin F_PANEL)
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1.6
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA775 socket designed for the
Intel® Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® D / Pentium® 4
and Celeron® E1000 Series and Celeron 400 Series processors.
•
Make sure the AC power is off before you install the CPU.
•
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.
• If installing a dual-core CPU, connect the chassis fan cable to the chassis
fan connector to ensure system stability.
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Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes
with the cap on the 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 1: Product introduction
1.6.1
Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
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P5KPL-AM CPU Socket 775
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 chassis fan connector to
ensure system stability.
B
The motherboard supports Intel® LGA775 processors with Hyper-Threading
Technology. Refer to the Appendix for more information on these CPU features.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.6.2
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
Fastener
Narrow end of the groove
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
P5KPL-AM
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
P5KPL-AM 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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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.6.3
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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1-15
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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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.7
System memory
1.7.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline Memory
Modules (DIMM) sockets.
A DDR2 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR DIMM but has a
240-pin footprint compared to the 184-pin DDR DIMM. DDR2 DIMMs are notched
differently to prevent installation on a DDR DIMM socket.
112 Pins
P5KPL-AM
128 Pins
DIMM1
DIMM2
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets:
P5KPL-AM 240-pin DDR2 DIMM Sockets
Channel
Sockets
Channel A
DIMM_A1
Channel B
DIMM_B1
Install a memory module in DIMM_A1 slot to support the Intel® Quiet System
Technology and for optimum performance.
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1.7.2
Memory configurations
You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB and 2 GB unbuffered non‑ECC DDR2
DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.
•
You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A and Channel B. The
system maps the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dual-channel
configuration. Any excess memory from the higher-sized channel is then
mapped for single-channel operation.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility,
it is recommended that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor.
•
If you install two 2GB memory modules, the system may only recognize less
than 3GB because the address space is reserved for other critical functions.
This limitation appears on Windows® XP 32-bit operation system which does
not support Physical Address Extension (PAE).
•
If you install Windows® XP 32-bit operation system, a total memory of less
than 3GB is recommended.
•
This motherboard does not support memory modules made up of 128 Mb
chips or double sided x16 memory modules.
Notes on memory limitations
• Due to chipset limitation, this motherboard can only support up to
4 GB on the operating systems listed below. You may install a maximum of 2 GB DIMMs on each slot, but only DDR2-800 and DDR2-667 2 GB density modules are available for this configuration.
32-bit
Windows® XP Windows® Vista
•
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64-bit
Windows® XP x64 Edition
Windows® Vista x64 Edition
Some old-version DDR2-800 DIMMs may not match Intel®
On-Die-Termination (ODT) requirement and will automatically downgrade to run at DDR-667. If this heppens, contact your memory vendor to check to ODT value.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR2 667
Size
Vendor
256MB Kingston
256MB Kingston
256MB Kingston
512MB Kingston
512MB Kingston
1G
1G
1G
Kingston
Kingston
Kingston
512MB Samsung
512MB Samsung
512MB Samsung
1G
1G
Samsung
Samsung
256MB Qimonda
512MB Qimonda
512MB Qimonda
1G
Qimonda
512MB Corsair
512MB Corsair
1G
1G
Corsair
Corsair
256MB HY
512MB HY
512MB HY
1G
1G
HY
HY
512MB Kingmax
512MB Kingmax
1G
Kingmax
512MB Apacer
512MB Apacer
512MB Apacer
1G
1G
1G
Apacer
Apacer
Apacer
512MB ADATA
512MB ADATA
512MB ADATA
1G
ADATA
512MB VDATA
512MB VDATA
512MB VDATA
1G
1G
1G
VDATA
VDATA
VDATA
512MB PSC
ASUS P5KPL-AM
Model
KVR667D2N5/256
KVR667D2N5/256
KVR667D2N5/256
KVR667D2N5/512
KVR667D2N5/512
KVR667D2N5/1G
KVR667D2N5/1G
KVR667D2N5/1G
KR M378T6553CZ0-CE6
DIMM support
Brand
Side(s)
Kingston
SS
Elpida
Infineon
Kingston
Elpida
Kingston
Kingston
Elpida
Samsung
KR M378T6453FZ0-CE6 Samsung
M378T6553CZ3-CE6
M378T2953CZ3-CE6
KR M378T2953CZ0-CE6
HYS64T32000HU-3S-A HYS64T32000HU-3S-A HYS64T64000HU-3S-A
HYS64T128020HU-3S-A VS512MB667D2
VS512MB667D2
VS1GB667D2
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Qimonda
Qimonda
Qimonda
Qimonda
Corsair
Corsair
Corsair
SS
SS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
DS
SS
SS
SS
DS
SS
DS
DS
Part No.
DIMM support
E2508AB-6E-E
D3216TLSAKL3U
HYB18T256800AF3SW65 33154
D6408TE8WL-27
E5108AGBG-6E-E
D6408TE8WL-3
D6408TEBGGL3U
E5108AGBG-6E-E
K4T51083QC
K4T56083QF-ZCE6
K4T51083QC-ZCE6
K4T51083QC-ZCE6
K4T51083QC-ZCE6
A B
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
HYB18T512160AF-3SSSS17310
•
HYB18T512800AF3SFSS05346
•
HYB18T5128000AF-3SSSS27416 •
HYB18T512800AF3SSSS28104
64M8CFEGPS0900647
MIII0052532M8CEC
MID095D62864M8CEC
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
XMS2-5400
Corsair
DS
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
HYMP564U64AP8-Y4 AA
Hynix
SS
HY5PS12821AFP-Y4
•
•
HYMP532U64CP6-Y5 AB Hynix
HYMP564U64AP8-Y5 AA
Hynix
HYMP512U64AP8-Y5 AB Hynix
HYMP512U64CP8-Y5 AB Hynix
KLCC28F-A8EB5
KLCC28F-A8KB5
KLCD48F-A8KB5
78.91092.420
AU512E667C5KBGC
AU512E667C5KBGC
AU01GE667C5KBGC
78.01092.420
AU01GE667C5KBGC
M20EL5G3H3160B1C0Z
M20AD5G3H3166I1C52
M20AD5G3H3166I1C52
M2OAD5G3I4176I1C52
M2GVD5G3H31A4I1C52
M2YVD5G3H31P4I1C52
M2GVD5G3H166I1C52
M2GVD5G3I41P6I1C52
M2GVD5G3I41C4I1C52
M2GVD5G3I4176I1C52
AL6E8E63B-6E1K
Elpida
Kingmax
Kingmax
Elpida
Apacer
Apacer
Apacer
Elpida
Apacer
Elpida
ADATA
ADATA
ADATA
VDATA
VDATA
VDATA
VDATA
VDATA
VDATA
PSC
SS
SS
DS
DS
SS
SS
DS
SS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
SS
SS
SS
DS
SS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
SS
HY5PS121621CFP-Y5
HY5PS12821AFP-Y5
HY5PS12821AFP-Y5
HY5PS12521CFP-Y5
E5108AE-6E-E
KKEA88B4LAUG-29DX
KKEA88B4LAUG-29DX
E5108AE-6E-E
AM4B5708MIJS7E0627B
AM4B5708GQJS7E06332F
AM4B5708GQJS7E0636B
E5108AE-6E-E
AM4B5708MIJS7E0627B
E5108AE-6E-E
AD29608A8A-3EG20648
AD29608A8A-3EG20718
AD29608A8A-3EG20645
VD29608A8A-3EC20615
VD29608A8A-3EG20627
VD29608A8A-3EG20637
VD29608A8A-3EG20627
VD29608A8A-3EC20620
VD29608A8A-3EG20641
A3R12E3GEF637BLC5N
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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DDR2 667
Size
1G
Vendor
PSC
256MB Nanya
512MB Nanya
512MB MDT
1G
1G
1G
MDT
MDT
PQI
512MB AENEON
512MB AENEON
1G
AENEON
1G
AENEON
1G
AENEON
512MB TAKEMS
512MB TAKEMS
1G
1G
TAKEMS
TAKEMS
Model
AL7E8E63B-6E1K
NT256T64UH4A1FY-3C
NT512T64U88A1BY-3C
MDT 512MB
MDT 1024MB
MDT 1024MB
DDR2-667U 1G
AET660UD00-30DA98Z
AET660UD00-30DB97X
AET760UD00-30DA98Z
AET760UD00-30DA98Z
AET760UD00-30DB97X
TMS51B264C081-665QI
TMS51B264C081-665AP
TMS1GB264C081-665QI
TAKEMS
1G
VERITECH GTP01GHLTM55EG
512MB TEAM
TEAM
512MB Century
512MB Century
1G
Century
1G
Century
1G
KINGBOX
512MB KINGBOX
MDT
MDT
MDT
Hynix
AENEON
AENEON
AENEON
AENEON
AENEON
takeMS
takeMS
takeMS
TMS1GB264C081-665AP takeMS
512MB VERITECH GTP512HLTM45EG
1G
Nanya
Nanya
TMS1GB264C081-665AE takeMS
1G
512MB GEIL
Brand
PSC
GX21GB5300DC
TVDD512M667C5
TVDD1.02M667C4
CENTURY 512MB
CENTURY 512MB
CENTURY 1G
CENTURY 1G
512MB 667MHz
DDRII 1G 667MHz
Side(s)
Part No.
DS
A3R12E3GEF637BLC5N
SS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
VERITECH SS
VERITECH DS
GEIT
TEAM
TEAM
Nanya
Hynix
Hynix
Nanya
SS
SS
DS
SS
SS
DS
DS
KINGBOX SS
KINGBOX DS
DIMM support
A B
• •
NT5TU32M16AG-3C
•
NT5TU64M8AE-3C
•
18D51280D-30648
•
18D51200D-30646
•
18D51280D-30646E
•
HY5PS12821BFP-E3 A
•
AET93F30DA 0552
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
AET93R300B 0634
•
•
AET93F30DA 0604
•
•
AET93F30DA8EE47414G 0540
AET93R300B 0639
•
•
MS18T51280-3
•
MS18T51280-3S0627D
•
MS18T51280-3
•
•
•
•
•
•
MS18T51280-3SEA07100
•
•
VTD264M8PC6G01A164129621
•
•
MS18T51280-3SP0717A
VTD264M8PC6G01A164129621
Heat-Sink Package
T2D648MT-6
•
•
•
•
T2D648PT-6
•
NT5TU64M8AE-3C
•
HY5PS12821AFP-Y5
•
HY5PS12821AFP-Y5
•
NT5TU64M8AE-3C
•
EPD264082200-4
•
EPD264082200-4
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
DDR2 800
Size
Model
2G
Apacer
78.A1GA0.9K4
Apacer DS
AM4B5808CQJS8E0740E
•
2G
AENEON
AET860UD00-25DC08X AENEON DS
AET03R250C 0732
•
2G
2G
1-20
PSC
G.SKILL
AL8E8F73C-8E1
F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
Brand
Side(s)
PSC DS
G.SKILL DS
Part No.
DIMM support
Vendor
A3R1GE3CFF734MAA0E
Heat-Sink Package
A B
•
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
DDR2 800
Size
Vendor
512MB HY
Model
HYMP564U64AP8-S6 AA
Brand
Hynix
512MB HY
HYMP564U64CP8-S5 AB
Hynix
512MB HY
1G
HY
1G
HY
1G
2G
HY
Apacer
512MB ADATA
512MB VDATA
HYMP564U64BP8-S5 AB
HYMP512U64AP8-S6 AA
HYMP512U64BP8-S5 AB
HYMP512U64CP8-S5 AB
AHU02GE800C5N1C
M20AD6G3H3160I1E58
M2GVD6G3H3160I1E53
1G
VDATA
1G
PSC
1G
AENEON
1G
SIS
1G
TAKEMS
1G
VERITECH GTU01GHLTXX4EG
512MB PSC
512MB AENEON
512MB SIS
512MB TAKEMS
M2GVD6G3I4170I1E53
AL6E8E63B-8E1K
AL7E8E63B-8E1K
AET660UD00-25DB98X
AET760UD00-25DB97X
SLY264M8-JGE-3
SLY264M8-JGE-3
TMS51B264C081-805EP
TMS1GB264C081-805EP
512MB VERITECH GTU512HLTXX4EG
1G
UMAX
1GB,DDR2,PC6400
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
Apacer
ADATA
VDATA
VDATA
PSC
PSC
AENEON
AENEON
SIS
SIS
takeMS
takeMS
Veritech
Veritech
UMAX
Side(s) Part No.
SS HY5PS12821AFP-S6
SS
HY5PS12821BFP-S5
DS
HY5PS12821AFP-S6
SS
DS
DS
DS
SS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
DS
DIMM support
A
•
B
•
•
•
•
HY5PS12821CFP-S5
•
HY5PS12821BFP-S5
•
HY5PS12821CFPS5
•
Heat-Sink Package
•
AD29608A8A-25EG80720
•
•
•
•
•
•
VD29608A8A-25EG30647
•
•
A3R12E3HEF641B9A05
•
•
VD29608A8A-25EG30648 DIMM support
•
•
A3R12E3HEF641B9A05
•
AET93F25DB 0621
•
AET93R25DB 0640
•
DDRII6408-8E 7212
•
DDRII6408-8E 7301
•
MS18T51280-2.5P0710
•
MS18T51280-2.5P0716
VTD264M8PC4G03A169045648
VTD264M8PC4G03A169045648
U2S12D30TP-8E
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
DDR2 800
Size
Vendor
Model
Brand
Side(s)
Promos
SS
512MB Kingston
KVR800D2N5/512
Samsung
1G
Kingston
KVR800D2N5/1G
Samsung
1G
Kingston
512MB Kingston
1G
1G
2G
Kingston
Kingston
Kingston
512MB Samsung
1G
Samsung
256MB Qimonda
512MB Qimonda
1G
Corsair
1G
Corsair
1G
Corsair
ASUS P5KPL-AM
KVR800D2N5/512
KHX6400D2LL/1G
KVR800D2N5/1G
KHX6400D2LLK2/1GN
KHX6400D2K2/2G
KR M378T6553CZ3-CE7
KR M378T2953CZ3-CE7
HYS64T32001HU-2.5-A
HYS64T64020HU-2.5-A
CM2X1024-6400
XMS2-6400
XMS2-6400
Kingston
Nanya
Kingston
Kingston
Samsung
Samsung
Qimonda
Qimonda
Corsair
Corsair
Corsair
Part No.
DIMM support
A
K4T51083QC-ZCE7
DS
K4T51083QC-ZCE7
•
•
NT5TU64M8BE-25C62321800CP
•
•
DS
DS
DS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
DS
DS
DS
•
B
SS
V59C1512804QBF25S0054707PEBPA•
Heat-Sink Package
•
Heat-Sink Package
•
K4T51083QC-ZCE7
•
Heat-Sink Package
K4T51083QC-ZCE7
HYB18T256800AF25SSS49313
HYB18T256800AF25SSS25063
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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DDR2 1066
Size
Vendor
512MB Kingston
512MB
1G
512MB
1G
Kingston
Kingston
Apacer
Apacer
DIMM support
Model
KHX8500D2/512
KHX8500D2K2/1GN
KHX8500D2K2/2GN
78.9AG9S.9L5 78.0AG9S.BN4
Brand
Side(s) Part No.
Kingston SS
Heat-Sink Package
Kingston SS
Kingston SS
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Corsair DS
Heat-Sink Package
512MB
ADATA
M2OMIDG3H3160INC5ZADATA SS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
512MB
ADATA
AENEON
Corsair DS
M2OMIDG314720INC5Z ADATA DS
AXT660UD00-19DC97X AENEON SS
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
•
OCZ
OCZ2N10662GK
Heat-Sink Package
EP512D21066PS
Micron SS
OCZ DS
•
•
1G
OCZ DS
•
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
OCZ2N1066SR2DK
•
•
AXT760UD00-19DC97X AENEON DS
512MB Kingbox
•
•
•
•
AENEON
OCZ
•
Heat-Sink Package
1G
1G
•
•
CM2X1024-8500C5
CM2X1024-8500C5D
•
•
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
Heat-Sink Package
Corsair
Corsair
•
•
Apacer SS
Apacer DS
1G
1G
A B
• •
6QD22D9GCT
•
•
•
•
•
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the latest QVL.
Side(s): SS - Single-sided DS - Double-sided
DIMM support:
A - Supports one module inserted into any slot as Single-channel memory configuration.
B - Supports one pair of modules inserted into the yellow slots as one pair of
Dual-channel memory configuration.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.7.3
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.
3
Unlock a DIMM socket by
pressing the retaining clips
outward.
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the socket.
DDR2 DIMM notch
1
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
1.7.4
•
A DDR2 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 DDR2 DIMM sockets do not support DDR DIMMs. Do not install DDR
DIMMs to the DDR2 DIMM sockets.
Removing a DIMM
To remove a DIMM:
1.
Support the DIMM lightly with
your fingers when pressing the
retaining clips. The DIMM might
get damaged when it flips out with
extra force.
2.
2
Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
1
1
DDR2 DIMM notch
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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1.8
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following sub‑sections
describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion
cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard
components.
1.8.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
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.
1.8.2
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 2 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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1.8.3
Interrupt assignments
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
0
1
2­
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Priority
Standard Function
1
2
—
10
11
12
13
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Re-direct to IRQ#9
Communications Port (COM1)
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
Standard Floppy Disk Controller
Printer Port (LPT1)
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
PCI1
PCI2
PCIEX16_1­
PCIEX1_1
Onboard USB controller 1
Onboard USB controller 2
Onboard USB controller 3
Onboard USB controller 4
Onboard USB 2.0 controller
Onboard HD audio
Onboard LAN
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B
—
—
shared —
shared —
shared —
—­
—
—
—
—
—
shared —
—
—
shared —
—
Used
C
D
— shared
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
— shared
shared —
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
E
F
—
—­
—­
—­
—­
—­
——­­
—­
—­­
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G
—
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H
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
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shared
—
—
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1.8.4
PCI slots
The PCI slots support cards such as
a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card,
and other cards that comply with PCI
specifications. The figure shows a LAN
card installed on a PCI slot.
1.8.5
PCI Express x1 slot
This motherboard supports PCI Express
x1 network cards, SCSI cards and other
cards that comply with the PCI Express
specifications. The following figure
shows a network card installed on the
PCI Express x1 slot.
1.8.6
PCI Express x16 slot
This motherboard supports PCI Express
x16 graphic cards that comply with the
PCI Express specifications. The figure
shows a graphics card installed on the
PCI Express x16 slot.
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1.9
1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup
parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button
cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include system setup
information such as system •words.
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
Normal
(Default)
2 3
Clear RTC
P5KPL-AM Clear RTC RAM
•
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 limitation, AC power off is required prior using 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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1.10 Connectors
1.10.1
Rear panel connectors
1
2
3
45
6
7
8
14
1.
2.
3.
13
12
11
10
PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner, or other
devices.
LAN (RJ-45) port. Supported by Realtek 10/100 LAN controller, this port
allows 10/100 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
Status
OFF
Blink
Blink
4.
5.
6.
9
ACT LED
Description
Status
Data activity
OFF
No link
Data activity
OFF
Orange
Speed LED
Description
ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED
LED
No link
10M
LAN port
100M
Rear Speaker Out port (black). This port connects the rear speakers in a
4-channel, 6-channel, or 8-channel audio configuration.
Center/Subwoofer port (orange). This port connects the center/subwoofer
speakers.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects the tape, CD, DVD player, or
other audio sources. .
7. Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker. In
4-channel and 6-channel configuration, the function of this port becomes
Front Speaker Out.
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8.
Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.
9.
Side Speaker Out port (gray). This port connects the side speakers in an
8-channel audio configuration.
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Refer to the audio configuration table on the next page for the function of the
audio ports in 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Headset
2-channel
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Lime
Line Out
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Orange
–
–
Center/Subwoofer
Center/Subwoofer
–
–
Side Speaker Out
Port
Light Blue
Pink
Line In
Mic In
Black
Gray
–
–
Mic In
Rear Speaker Out
Mic In
Rear Speaker Ou
Mic In
Rear Speaker Out
10. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
11. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
12. Video Graphics Adapter port. This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor or other
VGA-compatible devices.
13. Serial port. This 9-pin COM1 port is for pointing devices or other serial
devices.
14. PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
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1.10.2
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.
P5KPL-AM
FLOPPY
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
P5KPL-AM Floppy Disk Drive Connector
Digital Audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
+5V
SPDIFOUT
GND
This connector is for the S/PDIF audio module to allow digital sound output.
Connect one end of the S/PDIF audio cable to this connector and the other
end to the S/PDIF module.
P5KPL-AM
2.
SPDIF_OUT
P5KPL-AM Digital Audio Connector
The S/PDIF out module is purchased separately.
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3.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
The onboard IDE connector is for the Ultra DMA 100/66/33 signal cable.
There are three connectors on each Ultra DMA 100/66/33 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
Mode of
device(s)
Cable connector
Cable-Select
Master
-
Black
Black
Master
Master
Slave
Gray
Black or gray
Slave
Slave
•
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 100/66/33 IDE devices.
If any device jumper is set as “Cable-Select,” make sure all other device
jumpers have the same setting.
PIN1
P5KPL-AM
PRI_IDE
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the ID
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
P5KPL-AM 240-pin IDE Connector
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ICH7 Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4)
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
RSATA_TXN1
RSATA_TXP1
GND
GND
RSATA_RXP3
RSATA_RXN3
GND
RSATA_TXN3
RSATA_TXP3
GND
SATA4
SATA2
SATA3
SATA1
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk
drives.
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GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXP2
GND
GND
RSATA_RXP4
RSATA_RXN4
GND
RSATA_TXN4
RSATA_TXP4
GND
P5KPL-AM SATA Connectors
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.
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USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78)
USB56
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
1
USB+5V
USB_P6USB_P6+
GND
NC
USB78
1
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
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.
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P5KPL-AM USB 2.0 Connectors
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
The USB module is purchased separately.
7.
Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources
such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
Left Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Right Audio Channel
P5KPL-AM
CD
(black)
P5KPL-AM Internal Audio Connector
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8.
CPU, chassis fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_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!
GND
+12V
Rotation
P5KPL-AM
CHA_FAN
CPU_FAN
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
CHA_FAN
GND
+12V
Rotation
P5KPL-AM Fan Connectors
Only the CPU-FAN connector support the ASUS Advanced Q-Fan feature.
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9.
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor or switch.
Connect one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch cable to this
connector. The chassis intrusion sensor or switch sends a high-level signal to
this connector when a chassis component is removed or replaced. The signal
is then generated as a chassis intrusion event.
By default , the 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.
Chassis Signal
GND
+5VSB_MB
P5KPL-AM
CHASSIS
(Default)
P5KPL-AM Intrusion Connector
10. 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.
NC
AGND
NC
NC
HP_HD
AGND
PRESENSE#
MIC2_JD
Legacy AC’97-compliant
pin definition
MIC2_L
MIC2_R
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
AAFP
MIC2_L
MIC2_R
HP_R
Jack_Sense
HP_L
P5KPL-AM
Azalia-compliant
pin definition
P5KPL-AM Front Panel Audio Connector
•
We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio
module to this connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio
capability.
•
By default, this connector is set to HD Audio. If you want to connect a High
Definition front panel audio module to this connector, set the Front Panel
Support Type item in the BIOS to [HD Audio]. See section “2.4.4 Chipset”
for details.
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11. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs
are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper
orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
EATXPWR
ATX12V
P5KPL-AM
+12V DC
GND
P5KPL-AM ATX Power Connector
•
•
•
+12V DC
GND
+3 Volts
-12 Volts
Ground
PSON#
Ground
Ground
Ground
-5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
Power OK
+5V Standby
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+3 Volts
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 ATX12V 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.
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12. System panel connector (10-1 pin F_PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
F_PANEL
GND
PWR
PLEDPLED+
P5KPL-AM
PWR LED PWR BTN
Reset
Ground
IDELEDIDELED+
+HD LED RESET
P5KPL-AM System Panel Connector
•
•
•
•
System power LED (2-pin PWRLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis
power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when
you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin +HDLED)
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.
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRBTN)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button
turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending
on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds
while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system
reboot without turning off the system power.
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This chapter tells how to change
the system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions
of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
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2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic
Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
2.
3.
4.
ASUS EZ Flash 2 (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a floppy disk or
USB flash disk.)
ASUS AFUDOS (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable floppy
disk.)
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk,
USB flash disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.)
ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk or
a 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.
2.1.1
1.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click Start from the Windows® desktop, then select My Computer.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click File from the menu, then select Format. A Format 3 1/2 Floppy
Disk window appears.
e. Select Create an MS-DOS startup disk from the format options field,
then click Start.
Windows® 2003 environment
To create a set of boot disks for Windows® 2003:
a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. Insert the Windows® 2003 CD to the optical drive.
c. Click Start, then select Run.
d. From the Open field, type
D:\bootdisk\makeboot a:
assuming that D: is your optical drive.
e. Press <Enter>, then follow screen instructions to continue.
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Windows® Vista environment
a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk
drive.
from the Windows® desktop, then select Computer.
b. Click
c. Right-click Floppy Disk Drive then click Format to display the
Format 3 1/2 Floppy dialog box.
d. Select the Create an MS-DOS startup disk check box.
2.
e. Click Start.
Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable floppy disk.
2.1.2
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 V3.06
FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L8005
Current ROM
BOARD: P5KPL-AM
VER: 0301
DATE: 04/24/08
PATH: A:\
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
A:
Note
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[Tab] Switch
[B] Backup
[ESC] Exit
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
(2) Enter BIOS setup program. Go to the Tools menu then select EZ Flash2
and press <Enter>.
You can switch between drives by pressing <Tab> before the correct file
is found. Then press <Enter>.
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When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash 2 performs the BIOS update
process and automatically reboots the system when done.
•
•
2.1.3
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!
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 CD 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.
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Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS file for
the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact BIOS
filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
3.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support CD 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 /iP5KPLVM.ROM
4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iP5KPLVM.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
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 /iP5KPLVM.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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2.1.4
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 CD , the floppy disk or
the USB flash disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
•
Prepare the motherboard support CD, the floppy disk or the USB flash disk
containing the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
•
Make sure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the floppy
disk or the USB flash disk to P5KPLAM.ROM.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
2.
3.
Turn on the system.
Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the floppy disk
drive.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the
floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted
BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “P5KPLVM.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can
cause system boot failure!
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
Install memory module in DIMM_A1 or DIMM_B1 slots.
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Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the system.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the
floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
2.
Insert the support CD to the optical drive.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When no floppy disk is found, the utility automatically checks the optical drive
for the original or updated BIOS file. The utility then updates the corrupted
BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
Checking for CD-ROM...
CD-ROM found!
Reading file “P5KPLVM.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file.
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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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 CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an
Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
2.
3.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update. See page 2-3 for the
Utilities screen menu.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
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Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
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.
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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.
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.
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Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start
> Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update
main window appears.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
2.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can update
using the provided utility described in section “2.1 Managing and updating your
BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring
your system, or prompted to“Run Setup.” This section explains how to configure
your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change the
configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can enable the
security password feature or change the power management settings. This
requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup program so that the
computer can recognize these changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the
SPI chip.
The firmware 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, reboot the system by doing any of the
following procedures:
• Restart using the OS standard shut-down procedure.
• Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> simultaneously.
• Press the reset button on the system chassis.
• Press the power button to turn the system off then back on.
Using the power button, reset button, or the <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> keys to
force reset from a running operating system can cause damage to your data
or system. We recommend to always shut-down the system properly from the
operating system.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being a
menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus and make
your selections from the available options using the navigation keys.
•
The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most conditions
to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes unstable after
changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings to ensure system
compatibility and stability. Select the Load Setup Defaults item under the
Exit Menu. See section “2.8 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.
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2.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Menu bar
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
SATA 1
SATA 2 SATA 3 SATA 4 IDE Configuration
System Information
Configuration fields
Sub-menu items
2.2.2
General help
[20:46:08]
[Fri 02/08/2002]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Advanced
For changing the basic system configuration
For changing the advanced system settings
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Tools
For configuring options for special functions
Boot
Exit
For changing the system boot configuration
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard
until the desired item is highlighted.
2.2.3
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that
particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change
the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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2.2.4
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,
Tool, and Exit) on the menu bar have their
respective menu items.
2.2.5
Sub-menu items
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Legacy Diskette B
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
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[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[Disabled]
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
System Information
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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>.
2.2.6
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 “2.2.7 Pop-up window.”
2.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the
configuration options for that item.
2.2.8
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a
menu screen when there are items that do
not fit on the screen. Press the
Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> /<Page
Down> keys to display the other items on the
screen.
2.2.9
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is
a brief description of the selected item.
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Advanced Chipset settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
Memory Acceleration Mode
DRAM Idle Timer
DRAm Refresh Rate
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Graphic Adapter Priority
Graphics Aperture Size
Spread Spectrum
[AGP/PCI]
[ 64 MB]
[Enabled]
ICH Delayed Transaction
[Enabled]
MPS Revision
[1.4]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Pop-up window
Scroll bar
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2.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears, giving
you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “2.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu screen
items and how to navigate through them.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
SATA 1
SATA 2
SATA 3
SATA 4
IDE Configuration
System Information
2.3.1
[20:46:57]
[Fri 02/08/2002]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[ST380817AS]
:[Not Detected]
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
2.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
2.3.3
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M, 5.25 in.] [720K, 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.] [2.88M, 3.5 in.]
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Primary, Third and Fourth IDE Master/Slave
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE devices.
There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item then
press <Enter> to display the IDE device information.
Primary IDE Master
Device
: Not Detected
Type
[Auto]
LBA/Large Mode
[Auto]
Block(Multi-Sector Transfer) M
[Auto]
PIO Mode
[Auto]
DMA Mode
[Auto]
SMART Monitoring
[Auto]
32Bit Data Transfer
[Enabled]
Select the type
of device connected
to the system
The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items (Device,
Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra DMA, and
SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable. These items show
N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to Auto allows automatic selection of the
appropriate IDE device type. Select CDROM if you are specifically configuring a
CD-ROM drive. Select ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device) if your device
is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive. Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto]
[CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to Auto enables the LBA mode if the
device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously formatted with LBA
mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) M [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to Auto, the data
transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device
supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled], the data transfer
from and to the device occurs one sector at a time. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Auto]
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PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto]
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]
2.3.5
IDE Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the IDE
devices installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter> if you wish to
configure the item.
IDE Configuration
ATA/IDE Configuration [Enhanced]
Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA]
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec) [35]
Options
Disabled
Compatible
Enhanced
ATA/IDE Configuration [Enhanced]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Compatible] [Enhanced]
Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA]
Configuration options: [S-ATA+P-ATA] [S-ATA] [P-ATA]
IDE Detect Time Out [35]
Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.
Configuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35]
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2.3.6
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The BIOS
automatically detects the items in this menu.
AMIBIOS
Version
: 0301
Build Date : 04/24/08
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2.80GHz
: 2800MHz
: 2
System Memory
Installed Size: 512MB
Usable Size: 503MB
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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2.4
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.
JumperFree Configuration
USB Configuration
Adjust system
frequency/voltage
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCIPnP
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
2.4.1
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub-screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
JumperFree Configuration
Configure System Frequency/Voltage
AI Overclocking [Auto]
Overclock Options [Overclock 5%]
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
1.8V Dual Over Voltage [Auto]
VTT_CPU Over Voltage [Auto]
Memory Over Voltage [Auto]
1.25V Over Voltage [Auto]
1.5V Over Voltage [Auto]
Vcore Over Voltage [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
AI Overclocking [Auto]
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU internal
frequency. Select either one of the preset overclocking configuration options:
Manual - allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
Auto - loads the optimal settings for the system.
Overclock Profile - loads overclocking profiles with optimal parameters for stability
when overclocking.
Test Mode - loads overclock (overclocking 5%) with spread spectrum.
The following item appears only when you set the AI Overclocking item to
[Manual].
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Overclock Options [Overclock 5%]
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU internal
frequency. Configuration options: [Overclock 5%] [Overclock 10%] [Overclock 15%]
[Overclock 20%] [Overclock 30%]
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the DDR2 operating frequency.
Configuration options (for 1600MHz FSB CPU): [Auto] [800MHz] [960MHz]
[1000MHz] [1200MHz]
Configuration options (for 1333MHz FSB CPU): [Auto] [667MHz] [800 MHz] [1000
MHz] [1110MHz]
Configuration options (for 1066MHz FSB CPU): [Auto] [667MHz] [800 MHz] [1066
MHz]
Configuration options (for 800MHz FSB CPU): [Auto] [667MHz] [800 MHz]
Selecting a very high DRAM frequency may cause the system to become
unstable! If this happens, revert to the default setting.
1.8V Dual Over Voltage [Auto]
Manually set memory voltage or set to Auto for safe mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.80V] [1.82V] [1.84V] [1.86V]... [2.08V]
VTT_CPU Over Voltage [Auto]
Manually set FSB Termination Voltage or set to Auto for safe mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.2V] [1.3V]
Memory Over Voltage [Auto]
Manually set memory voltage or set to Auto for safe mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.85000] [1.85625] [1.86250] ...[2.24375]
1.25V Over Voltage [Auto]
Manually set MCH Chipset Voltage or set to Auto for safe mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.25V] [1.27V] [1.29V] [1.31V] [1.2V]... [1.53V]
1.5V Over Voltage [Auto]
Manually set ICH Chipset Voltage or set to Auto for safe mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.5V] [1.6V]
Vcore Over Voltage [Auto]
Manually set Vcore Voltage or set to Auto for safe mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [+50mv] [+100mv] [+150mv]
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2.4.2
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
USB Configuration
Options
Options
Module Version - 2.24.0-13.4
Disabled
2 USB Ports
4 USB Ports
6 USB Ports
8 USB Ports
USB Devices Enabled: None
USB Functions [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the
auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows None.
USB Functions [Enabled]
Allows you to disable or select the different values of the USB functions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [2 USB Ports] [4 USB Ports] [6 USB Ports] [8
USB Ports]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable USB 2.0 controller. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for USB devices on legacy operating
systems (OS). Setting to Auto allows the system to detect the presence of USB
devices at startup. If detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no
USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or Full
Speed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [FullSpeed] [HiSpeed]
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CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
Configure advanced CPU settings
Module Version: 3C.0E
Manufacturer: Intel
Brand String: Genuine Intel(R) CPU 2.80GHz
Frequency
: 2.80GHz
FSB Speed
: 800MHz
Cache L1
: 32 KB
Cache L2
: 2048 KB
Ratio Status: Unlocked (Max:14, Min:14)
Ratio Actual Value: 14
CPUID
: F44
CPU ratio Adjustment
C1E Support
Max CPUID Value Limit:
Vanderpool Technology
CPU TM function:
Execute Disable Bit
Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm) tech.
Options
Options
Auto
MANUAL
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
CPU ratio adjustment [Auto]
Allows you to select the CPU ratio adjustment mode. Select [Manual] to set Ratio
CMOS Setting. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
Ratio CMOS Setting [14]
Sets the ratio between the CPU Core Clock and the Front Side Bus
frequency. The default value of this item is auto-detected by BIOS. Use the
<+> - <-> keys to adjust the BIOS.
C1É Support [Enabled]
Enable this item and users can configure the “Enhanced Halt State” function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
Enable this item to boot legacy operating systems that cannot support CPUs with
extended CPUID functions. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Vanderpool Technology [Enabled]
Enable this item when the processor supports Vanderpool technology. Users
need to reset the computer to change the configuration of this item. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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CPU TM function [Enabled]
Enables or disables Intel® CPU Thermal Monitor (TM2) function, a CPU
overheating protection function. When enabled, the CPU core frequency and
voltage is reduced when the CPU is overheats. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
Allows you to Enable/disable Execute Disable Function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you installed an Intel® Pentium® 4 or
later CPU that supports the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST).
Intel® SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to use the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® Technology. When set to
[Enabled], you can adjust the system power settings in the operating system to
use the EIST feature. Set this item to [Disabled] if you do not want to use the EIST.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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2.4.4
Chipset
The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Advanced Chipset Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Configure North Bridge
features.
North Bridge Configuration
South Bridge Configuration
North Bridge Configuration
North Bridge chipset Configuration
Memory Remap Feature
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
Initiate Graphic Adapter
Internal Graphics Mode Select
PEG Port Configuration
PEG Force x 1
Video Function Configuration
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[PEG/PCI]
[Enabled, 8MB]
ENABLE: Allow
remapping of
overlapped PCI memory
above the total
physical memory.
DISABLE: Do not allow
remapping of memory
[Disabled]
Memory Remap Feature [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the remapping of overlapped PCI memory above
the total physical memory. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable configurating DRAM Timing by SPD.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Initiate Graphic Adapter [PEG/PCI]
Allows you to select the graphics controller as the primary boot device.
Configuration options: [IGD] [PCI/IGD] [PCI/PEG] [PEG/IGD] [PEG/PCI]
Internal Graphics Mode Select [Enabled, 8MB]
Allows you to select the amout of system memory used by the Interanal graphics
device. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled, 1MB] [Enabled, 8MB]
PEG Port Configuration
PEG Force x1 [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PEG Forec x 1. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
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Video Function Configuration
Video Function Configuration
DVMT Mode Select
DVMT/FIXED Memory
Options
Options
[DVMT Mode]
[256MB]
Fixed Mode
DVMT Mode
DVMT Mode Select [DVMT Mode]
Allows you to select the DVMT Mode. Configuration options: [Fixed Mode]
[DVMT Mode]
DVMT/FIXED Memory [256MB]
Allows you to select the amount of the DVMT/FIXED Memory. Configuration
options: [128MB] [256MB]
South Bridge Configuration
South Bridge chipset Configuration
Options
Options
Audio Controller [Azalia]
Front Panel Support Type [HD Audio]
Azalia
All Disabled
HD Audio Controller [Azalia]
Allows you to set the audio controller. Configuration options: [Azalia] [All Disabled]
Front Panel Support Type [HD Audio]
Allows you to select the front panel support type. If High Definition Audio
Front Panel used, please set HD Audio mode. Configuration options: [AC97]
[HD Audio]
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Onboard Devices Configuration
Configure Win627DHG-A Super IO Chipset
Onboard PCIE GbE LAN [Enabled]
LAN Option ROM [Disabled]
Onboard PCIEX GBE LAN_
Enable/Disable
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Parallel Port Mode [ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Onboard PCIE GbE LAN [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
LAN Option ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the boot ROM in the onboard LAN controller.
This item appears only when the Onboard LAN item is set to Enabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC]
Parallel Port Mode [ECP]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode. Configuration options: [Normal] [Bi-Directional] [EPP] [ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Appears only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to [ECP]. This item
allows you to set the Parallel Port ECP DMA. Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Allows you to select parallel port IRQ. Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
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PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP
devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources for either
PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block for legacy ISA
devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S [No]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
IRQ-3 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-4 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-5 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-7 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-9 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-10 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-11 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-14 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-15 assigned to [PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
NO: lets the BIOS
configure all the
devices in the system.
YES: lets the operating
system configure Plug and
Play (PnP) devices not
required for boot if your system has a Plug
and Play operating
system.
Plug and Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set to
[Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating system
configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device latency
timer register. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160] [192] [224] [248]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card requests for
an IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the PCI VGA card even
if requested. Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the pallete snooping feature informs the PCI devices that
an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the latter can function
correctly. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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IRQ-xx assigned to [PCI Device]
When set to [PCI Device], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP devices.
When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA devices.
Configuration options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]
2.5
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.
Suspend Mode [Auto]
ACPI 2.0 Support [Disabled]
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Select the ACPI state
used for System Suspend.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
2.5.1
Suspend Mode [Auto]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) state
to be used for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]
2.5.2
ACPI 2.0 Support [Disabled]
Allows you to add more tables for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) 2.0 specifications.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.5.3
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) support in the Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). When set
to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.5.4
APM Configuration
APM Configuration
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]
Power On by RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Power On by External Modems [Disabled]
Power On PCI Devices [Disabled]
Power On By PCIE Devices [Disabled]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
Go into On/Off,
or Suspend when
Power button
is pressed.
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]
Disable/Enable RTC to generate a wake event. 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 External Modems [Disabled]
Disable/Enable RI to generate a wake event. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled]
Disable/Enable PME to generate a wake event. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Power On By PCIE Devices [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to use specific keys on the keyboard to turn on the system. This
feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Space Bar] [Ctrl-Esc] [Power Key]
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Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse to turn on
the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on
the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.5.5
Hardware Monitor
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
CPU Temperature [55.5ºC/131.5ºF]
MB Temperature [32ºC/89.5ºC]
CPU Fan Speed [2884RPM]
CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Chassis Fan Speed [N/A]
Power Fan Speed [N/A]
VCORE Voltage [ 1.344V]
3.3V Voltage [ 3.280V]
5V Voltage [ 5.145V]
12V Voltage [11.932V]
CPU Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU
temperatures. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the detected
temperatures.
MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
motherboard temperatures. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the
detected temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed (RPM) [xxxxRPM] or [N/A] or [Ignored]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the
detected speed.
CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Q-Fan control.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A] or [Ignored]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the chassis fan speed
in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the chassis, the specific field
shows N/A. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the detected speed.
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Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A] or [Ignored]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the chassis fan speed
in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the chassis, the specific field
shows N/A. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the detected speed.
Power Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A] or [Ignored]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the power fan speed
in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the power, the specific field
shows N/A. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the detected speed.
VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through
the onboard voltage regulators.
2.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Boot settings
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
Specifies the Boot
Device Priority
sequence.
A virtual floppy disk
drive (Floppy Drive B:
) may appear when you
set the CD-ROM drive as the first boot
device.
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
2.6.1
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub-screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device [1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
2nd Boot Device [Hard Drive]
3rd Boot Device [ATAPI CD-ROM]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
1st ~ xxth Boot Device [1st Floppy Drive]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available
devices.
Select Screen
Select
Item
The number of device items that appears on the screen depends
on
the
number
of
Enter Go to Sub-screen
F1 Drive]
General
Help
devices installed in the system. Configuration options: [xxxxx
[Disabled]
F10
ESC
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Save and Exit
Exit
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
2.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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 MyLogo2™ feature.
Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM. Configuration options: [Force BIOS]
[Keep Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Wait for ‘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]
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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]
2.6.3
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Security Settings
User Password
: Not Installed
Change User Password
Password Check [Setup]
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
Select Screen
Select Item
+Change Option
F1
General Help
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User
Password
item on
F10 Save and Exit
top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After youESC
set aExit
password, this
Change User Password
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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2.7
Tools menu
The Tools menu items allow you to launch 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
AI NET2
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Field
Enter Go to Sub Screen
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
v02.58 (C)Copyright 1985-2007, American Megatrends, Inc.
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. See page 2-3, section 2.1.2 for details.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.06
FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L8005
Current ROM
BOARD: P5KPL-AM
VER: 0301
DATE: 04/24/08
PATH: A:\
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
A:
Note
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[Tab] Switch
[B] Backup
[ESC] Exit
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
•
This function can not support IDE CD-ROM, IDE DVD-ROM, or External
SATA devices.
•
This function only supports FAT 32/16 format.
AI NET2:
LAN Cable Status: Check Realtek LAN cable during POST. It will take 1 or 2
minutes to diagnose LAN cable.
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2.8
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.
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Select Screen
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. SelectSelect
one of Item
the options
Enter Go to Sub-screen
from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit. F1
General Help
Exit & Save Changes
F10
ESC
Save and Exit
Exit
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit
menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM. An onboard
backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even when the PC is turned
off. When you select this option, a confirmation window appears. Select OK to save
changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes, the
program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save your changes
before exiting. Press <Enter> to save the changes while exiting.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you made to
the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than System Date, System
Time, and Password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation before exiting.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears. Select
OK to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the
Setup menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation
window appears. Select OK to load default values. Select Exit & Save Changes
or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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This chapter describes the contents
of the support CD that comes with the
motherboard package.
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support
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3.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® 32-bit XP/32-bit Vista/64-bit XP/64-bit Vista
operating systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding
updates to maximize the features of your hardware.
3.2
•
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for reference only. Refer to your OS
documentation for detailed information.
•
Make sure that you install Windows® XP Service Pack2 or later versions
before installing the drivers for better compatibility and system stability.
Support CD information
The support CD that came with the motherboard package contains the drivers,
software applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard
features.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time without
notice. Visit the ASUS website(www.asus.com) for updates.
3.2.1
Running the support CD
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the
Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
Click an icon to display
support CD/motherboard
information
Click an item to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support
CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the
ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
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3.2.2
Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed
devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
ASUS InstAll-Drivers Installation Wizard
Installs the ASUS InstAll-Drivers Installation Wizard.
Intel Chipset Inf Update Program
Installs the Intel® chipset Inf update program.
Intel Graphics Accelerator Driver
Installs the Intel Graphics Accelerator driver.
VIA Audio Driver
Installs the VIA audio driver and application.
Realtek RTL8102 LAN Driver
Installs the Realtek RTL8102 LAN driver and application.
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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.
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in a
Windows® environment. This utility requires an Internet connection either through
a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
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.
Realtek Diagnostics
Installs the Realtek Diagnostics utility.
Adobe Acrobat Reader 8
Installs Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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3.2.4
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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The Appendix describes the CPU
features and technologies that the
motherboard supports.
A
CPU features
A.1
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
•
The motherboard supports Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 processors with
Hyper-Threading Technology.
•
Hyper-Threading Technology is supported under Windows® XP/2003 Server
and Linux 2.4.x (kernel) and later versions only. Under Linux, use the
Hyper-Threading compiler to compile the code. If you are using any other
operating systems, disable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in the
BIOS to ensure system stability and performance.
•
Installing Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later version is recommended.
•
Make sure to enable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in BIOS before
installing a supported operating system.
•
For more information on Hyper-Threading Technology, visit www.intel.
com/info/hyperthreading.
Using the Hyper-Threading Technology
To use the Hyper-Threading Technology:
1.
Install an Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU that supports Hyper-Threading Technology.
The BIOS item appears only if you installed a CPU that supports
Hyper­‑Threading Technology.
2.
3.
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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.
Restart the computer.
Appendix: CPU features
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