Motherboard
Z170-P
E12045
Revised Edition V3
September 2016
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Contents
Safety information....................................................................................... iv
About this guide.......................................................................................... iv
Package contents........................................................................................ vi
Z170-P specifications summary................................................................. vi
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Before you proceed...................................................................... 1-1
1.2
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 1-1
1.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 1-3
1.4
System memory............................................................................ 1-7
1.5
Expansion slots........................................................................... 1-10
1.6Headers........................................................................................ 1-12
1.7Connectors.................................................................................. 1-13
1.8
Onboard LED............................................................................... 1-22
1.9
Software support......................................................................... 1-23
Chapter 2:
BIOS information
2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 2-1
2.2
BIOS setup program..................................................................... 2-6
2.3
My Favorites................................................................................ 2-15
2.4
Main menu................................................................................... 2-17
2.5
Ai Tweaker menu......................................................................... 2-19
2.6
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 2-27
2.7
Monitor menu.............................................................................. 2-36
2.8
Boot menu................................................................................... 2-40
2.9
Tool menu.................................................................................... 2-44
2.10
Exit menu..................................................................................... 2-46
Appendices
Notices........................................................................................................A-1
ASUS contact information........................................................................A-5
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Safety information
Electrical safety
•
To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet
before relocating the system.
•
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables
for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible,
disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.
•
Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all power
cables are unplugged.
•
Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices
could interrupt the grounding circuit.
•
Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not
sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power
company.
•
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
•
Before installing the motherboard and adding components, carefully read all the manuals
that came with the package.
•
Before using the product, ensure all cables are correctly connected and the power cables
are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.
•
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors,
slots, sockets and circuitry.
•
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area
where it may be exposed to moisture.
•
Place the product on a stable surface.
•
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the
motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it
supports. It includes descriptions of the switches, jumpers, and connectors on the
motherboard.
•
Chapter 2: BIOS information
This chapter discusses changing system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions for the BIOS parameters are also provided.
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Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software
updates.
1.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software
products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
2.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers,
that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the
standard package.
Conventions used in this guide
To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used
throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when
completing a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when
completing a task
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key>
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign
means that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or
Return key.
<Key1> + <Key2> + <Key3>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+).
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Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
ASUS Z170-P motherboard
Cables
2 x Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s cables
Accessories
1 x I/O Shield
1 x M.2 screw package
Application DVD
Support DVD
Documentation
User Guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
Z170-P specifications summary
Specifications
CPU
LGA1151 socket for Intel® 6th Generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3, Pentium®, and
Celeron® processors
Supports 14nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0*
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
** Refer to www.asus.com for Intel® CPU support list.
Chipset
Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
4 x DIMM, maximum 64 GB, DDR4 3466(O.C.)*/ 3400(O.C.)*/ 3333(O.C.)*/
3300(O.C.)*/ 3200(O.C.)*/ 3000(O.C.)*/ 2800(O.C.)*/ 2666(O.C.)*/ 2400(O.C.)*/
2133 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Refer to www.asus.com for the latest Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List).
1 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (at x16 mode)
Expansion
slots
1 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (max. at x4 mode, compatible with PCIe x1 and
x4 devices)
2 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x1 slots
2 x PCI slots
Multi-GPU
Support
Supports AMD® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Integrated graphics processor - Intel® HD Graphics support
Graphics
Multi-VGA output support: HDMI, DVI-D ports
- Supports HDMI with maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 24Hz / 2560 x
1600@60Hz
- Supports DVI-D with maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
Supports Intel® InTruTM 3D, Quick Sync Video, Intel® Clear Video HD Technology,
and Intel® InsiderTM
Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
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Z170-P specifications summary
Specifications
Storage
Intel® Z170 Express Chipset with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and Intel Rapid Storage Technology
14 support
- 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (both
SATA & PCIE mode)
- 4 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
- Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology*
* These functions work depending on the type of CPU installed.
LAN
Realtek® RTL8111H Gigabit LAN controller supports ASUS LANGuard
Audio
Realtek® ALC887 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- LED-illuminated design: Brighten up your build with the gorgeous illuminated
audio trace path
- Audio Shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced
multi-lateral interference, and comes with a gorgeous illuminated trace path
- Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard
the quality of the sensitive audio signals
- Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural and immersive
sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity
- Supports jack-detection, and front panel jack-retasking
USB
Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
- 1 x 5Gb/s USB Type C port (@back panel) support 3A power output
- 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 ports @mid-board; 2 ports @back panel, blue, Type A)
- 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports @mid-board; 2 ports @back panel)
ASUS 5X PROTECTION II
- ASUS LANGuard - Protects against LAN surges, lightning strikes and staticelectricity discharges
- ASUS Overvoltage Protection - World-class circuit-protecting power design
- ASUS DIGI+ VRM - 4+2+1 phase digital power design
- ASUS DRAM Overcurrent Protection: Enhanced DRAM overcurrent protection - ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O - 3X corrosion-resistance for greater durability
Superb Performance
ASUS
unique
features
M.2 onboard
- The latest transfer technologies with up to 32Gb/s data transfer speeds
ASUS Fan Xpert 3
- Featuring Fan Auto Tuning function and multiple thermistors selection for
optimized system cooling control
ASUS EPU
-EPU
PC Cleaner
- Fast and easy way to get rid of unnecessary junk files
UEFI BIOS
- Most advanced options with fast response time
USB 3.0 Boost
- featuring speedy USB 3.0 transmission
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Z170-P specifications summary
Specifications
Gaming Scenario
Audio Features
- Audio that roars on the battlefield
Media Streamer
- Pipe music or movies from your PC to a smart TV, your entertainment goes
wherever you go
- Media Streamer app for portable smartphone/tablet, supporting iOS 7 & Android
4.0 systems
ASUS Exclusive Features
ASUS
unique
features
- ASUS AI Charger
- ASUS AI Suite 3
- ASUS Disk Unlocker featuring 3TB + HDD support
EZ DIY
Push Notice
- Monitor your PC status with smart devices in real time
UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
- Featuring friendly graphics user interface
- ASUS O.C. Tuner
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS Anti Surge
Q-Design
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS quiet
thermal
solution
Quiet Thermal Design
- ASUS Fan Xpert 3
- Stylish Fanless Design: PCH heatsink and MOS heatsink solution
Precision Tweaker 2:
- vCore: Adjustable CPU Core voltage at 0.005V increment
- iGPU: Adjustable CPU Graphics voltage at 0.005V increment
- vCCIO: Adjustable Analog and Digital I/O voltage at 0.005V increment
ASUS
Exclusive
Overclocking
Features
- vCCSA: Adjustable CPU System Agent voltage at 0.005V increment
- vDRAM Bus: 160-step Memory voltage control
- vPCH: 3-step Chipset voltage control
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- BCLK/PCIE frequency tuning from 40MHz up to 170MHz at 0.1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
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Z170-P specifications summary
Specifications
1 x PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse port (green)
1 x HDMI port
1 x DVI-D port
Rear panel I/O
ports
1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (blue, Type A)
1 x 5Gb/s USB Type C port
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
3 x Audio jacks support 8-channel audio output*
* Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support a 8-channel audio
output.
2 x USB 3.0 / 2.0 connector support additional 4 USB 3.0 / 2.0 ports (19-pin)
2 x USB 2.0 / 1.1 connectors support additional 4 USB 2.0 / 1.1 ports
1 x M.2 Socket 3 (for M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 devices)
4 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (gray)
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan connector for both 3-pin (DC mode) and 4-pin (PWM mode)
CPU coolers control*
2 x 4-pin Chassis Fan connectors for 3-pin (DC mode) and 4-pin (PWM mode)
coolers control
Internal
connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x System panel connector
1 x S/PDIF out header
1 x COM connector
1 x 24-pin EATX power connector
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V power connector
1 x Clear CMOS header
* By default, the CPU Q-Fan control setting is set to Auto mode, which detects the CPU
fan installed and changes the control mode automatically.
BIOS features
128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI
5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning
Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12
PrintScreen and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE
Drivers
Support DVD
ASUS utilities
EZ Update
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Windows® 10 (64-bit)
OS support
Windows® 8.1 (64-bit)
Windows® 7 (64-bit/32-bit)
* Please refer to ASUS official website and download Windows® 7 Installation Guide and
ASUS EZ Install to install Windows® 7.
Form factor
ATX form factor: 12.0 in. x 8.8 in. (30.5 cm x 22.4cm)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Product introduction
1.1
Before you proceed
1
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change
any motherboard settings.
1.2
•
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.
•
Before handling components, use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded
object or a metal object, such as the power supply case, to avoid damaging them due
to static electricity.
•
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, or components.
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the
motherboard fits.
Unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard. Failure to do so can
cause you physical injury and damage to motherboard components.
1.2.1
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, place it into the chassis in the correct orientation. The edge
with external ports goes to the rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image.
1.2.2
Screw holes
Place six screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis.
Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
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1-1
Place this side
towards the rear
of the chassis
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1.2.3
Motherboard layout
1
2
3
2
4
22.4cm(8.8in)
KBMS
CHA_FAN1
CPU_FAN
DIGI
+VRM
AUDIO
M.2(SOCKET3)
CHA_FAN2
PCIEX1_1
RTL
8111H
USB3_12
LAN_USB910
LANGuard
30.5cm(12in)
USB3_78
DDR4 DIMM_B2 (64bit, 288-pin module)
LGA1151
USB_C1
EATXPWR
ASM
1442K
DDR4 DIMM_B1 (64bit, 288-pin module)
HDMI
DDR4 DIMM_A2 (64bit, 288-pin module)
DDR4 DIMM_A1 (64bit, 288-pin module)
DVI
EATX12V
1
5
6
PCIEX16_1
Z170-P
ASM
1083
BATTERY
Intel® Z170
PCIEX1_2
7
Super
I/O
PCIEX16_2
128Mb
BIOS
PCI1
ALC
887
PCI2
SPDIF_OUT
COM
SATA6G_4 SATA6G_3
USB1112 USB1314
USB3_34
CLRTC
11
5
10
PANEL
SB_PWR
SATA6G_6 SATA6G_5
8
AAFP
14 13 12
1-2
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1.2.4
Layout contents
Connectors/Jumpers/Slots/LED
1. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 8-pin ATX12V)
2. CPU, chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 4-pin CHA_FAN1~2)
3. Intel® LGA1151 CPU socket
4. DDR4 DIMM slots
5. USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_12, USB3_34)
6. M.2 Socket 3
7. Standby power LED (SB_PWR)
8. Intel® Z170 Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connector (7-pin SATA6G_3~6)
9. System panel connector (20-5 pin PANEL)
10. Clear RTC RAM (2-pin CLRTC)
11. USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB1112, USB1314)
12. Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM)
13. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
14. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
1.3
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Central Processing Unit (CPU)
This motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA1151 socket designed for the 6th
Generation Intel® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3, Pentium® and Celeron® processors.
Z170-P
Z170-P CPU socket LGA1151
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Unplug all power cables before installing the CPU.
1.3.1
•
Ensure that you install the correct CPU designed for the LGA1151 socket only. DO
NOT install a CPU designed for LGA1150, LGA1155 and LGA1156 sockets on the
LGA1151 socket.
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, ensure that the PnP cap is on the socket and
the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer immediately if the PnP cap
is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard
components.
•
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
LGA1151 socket.
•
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts resulting from
incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/incorrect removal of the PnP
cap.
Installing the CPU
1
A
B
2
1-4
3
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5
C
A
B
1.3.2
CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation
Apply the Thermal Interface Material
to the CPU heatsink and CPU
before you install the heatsink and
fan if necessary.
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To install the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
1
2
A
B
B
A
3
4
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
1
2
A
B
B
A
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1.4
System memory
1.4.1Overview
This motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 4 (DDR4) Dual Inline Memory Module
(DIMM) sockets. A DDR4 module is notched differently from a DDR, DDR2, or DDR3 module.
DO NOT install a DDR, DDR2, or DDR3 memory module to the DDR4 slot.
DIMM_B1
DIMM_B2
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A2
According to Intel® CPU spec, DIMM voltage below 1.35 V is recommended to protect the
CPU.
Z170-P
Z170-P 288-pin DDR4 DIMM sockets
1.4.2
Memory configurations
You may install 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB and 16 GB unbuffered non-ECC DDR4 DIMMs into the
DIMM sockets. You can refer to the recommended memory population below.
Recommended memory configurations
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•
You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A and Channel B. The system maps
the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dual-channel configuration. Any excess
memory from the higher-sized channel is then mapped for single-channel operation.
•
According to Intel® CPU spec, DIMM voltage below 1.35V is recommended to protect
the CPU.
•
Due to the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows® OS, when you install 4GB
or more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory for the OS can be
about 3GB or less. For effective use of memory, we recommend that you do any of the
following:
-
Use a maximum of 3 GB system memory if you are using a 32-bit Windows® OS.
-
Install a 64-bit Windows® OS if you want to install 4GB or more on the
motherboard.
-
or more details, refer to the Microsoft® support site at http://support.microsoft.
F
com/kb/929605/en-us.
•
The default memory operation frequency is dependent on its Serial Presence Detect
(SPD), which is the standard way of accessing information from a memory module.
Under the default state, some memory modules for overclocking may operate at a
lower frequency than the vendor-marked value. To operate at the vendor-marked
or at a higher frequency, refer to section 2.5 Ai Tweaker menu for manual memory
frequency adjustment.
•
Always install the DIMMS with the same CAS Latency. For an optimum compatibility,
we recommend that you install memory modules of the same version or data code
(D/C) from the same vendor. Check with the vendor to get the correct memory
modules.
•
For system stability, use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a full
memory load (4 DIMMs) or overclocking condition.
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the latest QVL.
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1.4.3
Installing a DIMM
1
2
3
To remove a DIMM
B
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A
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1.5
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following sub‑sections describe
the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do so may
cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
1.5.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with it and
make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
2.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis).
3.
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw for later
use.
4.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely
seated on the slot.
5.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
6.
Replace the system cover.
1.5.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See Chapter 2 for
information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support “Share IRQ” or that
the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI
groups, making the system unstable and the card inoperable.
1.5.3
PCI slots
The PCI slots support LAN cards, SCSI cards, USB cards, and other cards that comply with
PCI specifications.
1.5.4
PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots
This motherboard supports PCI Express 3.0 x1 network cards, SCSI cards, and other cards
that comply with the PCI Express specifications.
1.5.5
PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots
This motherboard has two PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots (x16 + x4 mode) that support PCI
Express 3.0 x16 graphic cards complying with the PCI Express specifications.
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PCI Express operating mode
VGA configuration
PCIe 3.0 x16_1 (gray)
PCIe 3.0 x16_2
(black, x4 mode)
Single VGA/PCIe card
x16 (Recommended for single VGA
card)
N/A
Dual VGA/PCIe cards
x16
x4
•
In single VGA card mode, use the PCIe 3.0 x16_1 slot (gray) for a PCI Express x16
graphics card to get better performance.
•
We recommend that you provide sufficient power when running CrossFireX™ mode.
•
Connect a chassis fan to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN1/2 when
using multiple graphics cards for better thermal environment.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
PCIEx16_1
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
PCIEx16_2
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
PCIEx1_1
PCIEx1_2
PCI 1
PCI 2
Realtek 8111H LAN
HD Audio
SATA Controller
XHCI Controller
–
–
–
–
–
shared
shared
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
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1.6Headers
1.
Clear RTC RAM (2-pin CLRTC)
This header allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. You can
clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing the
CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in
CMOS, which include system setup information such as system passwords.
CLRTC
+3V_BAT
GND
Z170-P
PIN 1
Z170-P Clear RTC RAM
To erase the RTC RAM:
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1.
Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2.
Use a metal object such as a screwdriver to short the two pins.
3.
Plug the power cord and turn on the computer.
4.
Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to reenter data.
•
If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and short the two pins
again to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After clearing the CMOS, reinstall the
battery.
•
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking. For
system failure due to overclocking, use the CPU Parameter Recall (C.P.R.) feature.
Shut down and reboot the system, then the BIOS automatically resets parameter
settings to default values.
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1.7Connectors
1.7.1
Rear panel connectors
1
2
11
10
9
8
7
3 4
5
6
1.
PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
2.
LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN)
through a network hub.
LAN port LED indications
Activity/Link LED
Status
Description
Off
No link
Orange
Linked
Orange
Data activity
(Blinking)
Orange
Ready to
(Blinking then wake up from
steady)
S5 mode
Speed LED
Status
Description
OFF
10Mbps connection
ORANGE 100Mbps connection
GREEN
1Gbps connection
_
Activity Link
LED
Speed
LED
LAN port
_
3.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects to the tape, CD, DVD player, or other
audio sources.
5.
Line Out port (lime). This port connects to a headphone or a speaker. In the 4.1, 5.1
and 7.1-channel configurations, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.
6.
Microphone port (pink). This port connects to a microphone.
Refer to the audio configuration table for the function of the audio ports in 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, or
7.1-channel configuration.
Audio 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, or 7.1-channel configuration
Port
Light Blue (Rear panel)
Lime (Rear panel)
Pink (Rear panel)
Lime (Front panel)
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Headset
2.1-channel
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
-
4.1-channel
Rear Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
-
5.1-channel
Rear Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Bass/Center
-
7.1-channel
Rear Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Bass/Center
Side Speaker Out
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To configure a 7.1-channel audio output:
Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support a 7.1-channel audio
output.
6.
USB 2.0 ports. These 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for USB 2.0/1.1
devices.
7.
USB 3.0 ports (Blue, Type A). These 9-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for
USB 3.0 devices.
•
Due to the limitation of USB 3.0 controller, USB 3.0 devices can only be used under
Windows OS environment and after the USB 3.0 driver installation.
•
We strongly recommend that you connect USB 3.0 devices to USB 3.0 ports for faster
and better performance from your USB 3.0 devices.
8.
USB 5Gb/s Type C port. This 24-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) port is for USB (Type
C) devices.
9.
HDMI port. This port is for a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connector,
and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray, and other protected
content.
10. DVI-D port. This port is for any DVI-D compatible device.
DVI-D can not be converted to output from RGB Signal to CRT and is not compatible with
DVI-I.
11. PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
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1.7.2
1.
Internal connectors
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM)
This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module cable to this
connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
PIN 1
DCD
TXD
GND
RTS
RI
RXD
DTR
DSR
CTS
COM
Z170-P
Z170-P Serial port (COM) connector
The COM module is purchased separately.
2.
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB1112, USB1314)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to any of
these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system
chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specifications and supports up to
480Mbps connection speed.
PIN 1
USB+5V
USB_P14USB_P14+
GND
PIN 1
USB+5V
USB_P12USB_P12+
GND
Z170-P
USB+5V
USB_P13USB_P13+
GND
NC
USB1314
USB+5V
USB_P11USB_P11+
GND
NC
USB1112
Z170-P USB2.0 connectors
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
The USB 2.0 module is purchased separately.
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3.
USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_12, USB3_34)
These connectors allow you to connect a USB 3.0 module for additional USB 3.0 front
or rear panel ports. With an installed USB 3.0 module, you can enjoy all the benefits of
USB 3.0 including faster data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps, faster charging time for
USB-chargeable devices, optimized power efficiency, and backward compatibility with
USB 2.0.
A
USB3_12
PIN 1
USB3+5V
IntA_P1_SSRXIntA_P1_SSRX+
GND
IntA_P1_SSTXIntA_P1_SSTX+
GND
IntA_P1_DIntA_P1_D+
GND
USB3+5V
IntA_P2_SSRXIntA_P2_SSRX+
GND
IntA_P2_SSTXIntA_P2_SSTX+
GND
IntA_P2_DIntA_P2_D+
B
USB3+5V
IntA_P1_SSRXIntA_P1_SSRX+
GND
IntA_P1_SSTXIntA_P1_SSTX+
GND
IntA_P1_DIntA_P1_D+
GND
USB3_34
A
PIN 1
USB3+5V
IntA_P2_SSRXIntA_P2_SSRX+
GND
IntA_P2_SSTXIntA_P2_SSTX+
GND
IntA_P2_DIntA_P2_D+
Z170-P
B
Z170-P USB3.0 Front panel connectors
The USB 3.0 module is purchased separately.
4.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
+5V
Z170-P
SPDIFOUT
GND
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port. Connect
the S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis.
PIN 1
SPDIF_OUT
Z170-P Digital audio connector
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
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5. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 8-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.
A
B
B
EATX12V
+12V DC
+12V DC
+12V DC
+12V DC
A
GND
GND
GND
GND
PIN 1
Z170-P
EATXPWR
+3 Volts
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
GND
+5 Volts
GND
+5 Volts
GND
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
GND
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
-5 Volts
GND
GND
GND
PSON#
GND
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
PIN 1
Z170-P ATX power connectors
•
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 350 W.
•
DO NOT forget to connect the 4-pin/8-pin ATX +12V power plug. Otherwise, the
system will not boot up.
•
We recommend that you use a PSU with higher power output when configuring a
system with more power-consuming devices or when you intend to install additional
devices. The system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is
inadequate.
•
If you are uncertain about the minimum power supply requirement for your system,
refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at http://support.asus.
com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us for details.
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6.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
NC
AGND
NC
NC
SENSE2_RETUR
AGND
NC
SENSE1_RETUR
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports
either HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of the front panel
audio I/O module cable to this connector.
AAFP
HD-audio-compliant
pin definition
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
PORT1 L
PORT1 R
PORT2 R
SENSE_SEND
PORT2 L
PIN 1
Z170-P
Legacy AC’97
compliant definition
Z170-P Front panel audio connector
7.
•
We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability.
•
If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector,
set the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD]. If you want to connect an
AC’97 front panel audio module to this connector, set the item to [AC97]. By default,
this connector is set to [HD]. See section 2.6.7 Onboard Devices Configuration for
details.
M.2 socket 3
This socket allows you to install an M.2 (NGFF) SSD module.
M.2(SOCKET3)
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•
This socket supports M Key and 2242/2260/2280 storage devices.
•
When using Intel® Desktop Responsiveness technologies with PCIe/SATA M.2 device,
ensure to set up the Windows® UEFI operating system under RAID mode.
•
The M.2 slot supports data transfer speed up to 32Gb/s.
•
.2 Socket and SATA Express slots support PCIe and SATA devices in PCIe or
M
SATA mode.
- When a device in PCIe mode is installed on the M.2 socket, SATA Express supports
devices in both PCIe or SATA modes.
When a device in SATA mode is installed on the M.2 socket, SATA Express supports
one PCIe mode device or one SATA mode device (installed on SATA_2 port only).
In this setup, the system sets a higher priority for M.2 Socket than the SATA Express
slots.
The M.2 (NGFF) SSD module is purchased separately
8.Intel® Z170 Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_3~6)
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 6.0
Gb/s signal cables.
SATA6G_6
SATA6G_5
GND
RSATA_TXP6
RSATA_TXN6
GND
RSATA_RXN6
RSATA_RXP6
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP5
RSATA_TXN5
GND
RSATA_RXN5
RSATA_RXP5
GND
Z170-P
SATA6G_3
GND
RSATA_TXP3
RSATA_TXN3
GND
RSATA_RXN3
RSATA_RXP3
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP4
RSATA_TXN4
GND
RSATA_RXN4
RSATA_RXP4
GND
SATA6G_4
Z170-P Intel® SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors
When using hot-plug and NCQ, set the SATA Mode Selection item in the BIOS to [AHCI].
See section 2.6.5 SATA Configuration for details.
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9. CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 4-pin CHA_FAN 1/2)
Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector
A
A
B
CPU_FAN
CHA_FAN1
C
+5V
CHA FAN IN
CHA FAN PWR
GND
GND
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
B
C
CHA_FAN2
Z170-P
GND
CHA FAN PWR
CHA FAN IN
+5V
Z170-P Fan connectors
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air flow inside
the system may damage the motherboard components. These are not jumpers! Do not
place jumper caps on the fan connectors! The CPU_FAN connector supports a CPU fan of
maximum 1A (12 W) fan power.
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10. System panel connector
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
PANEL
+HDD_LED-
RESET
PLED-
HDD_LED+
HDD_LEDGND
Reset
NC
PLED+
PIN 1
Z170-P
SPEAKER
+5V
GND
GND
Speaker
PWR_SW
PLED+
PLEDPWR
GND
+PWR_LED-
+PWR_LED-
* Requires an ATX power supply
Z170-P System panel connector
•
System power LED (4-pin +PWR_LED-)
This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis power LED
cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system
power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
•
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin +HDD_LED-)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity LED cable
to this connector. The HDD LED lights up or flashes when data is read from or written
to the HDD.
•
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker
allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWR_SW)
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 operating
system 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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1.8
1.
Onboard LED
Standby Power LED (SB_PWR)
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.
Z170-P
SB_PWR
ON
Standby Power
OFF
Powered Off
Z170-P Standby power LED
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1.9
Software support
1.9.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® 7 (64-bit/32-bit), Windows® 8.1 (64-bit) and Windows®
10 (64-bit) Operating Systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding
updates to maximize the features of your hardware.
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Refer to your OS documentation for
detailed information.
1.9.2
Support DVD information
The Support DVD that comes with the motherboard package contains the drivers, software
applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard features.
The contents of the Support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the
ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.
To run the Support DVD
Place the Support DVD into the optical drive. If Autorun is enabled in your computer, the DVD
automatically displays the lists of the unique features of your ASUS motherboard. Click the
Driver, Utilities, Manual, or Special tabs to display their respective menus.
The following screen is for reference only.
Click to install
Click a tab to
display Support DVD
information
Select an item/ subitem that you
want to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the Support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the DVD.
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BIOS information
2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
2
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a USB flash disk in case you need to
restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update
utility. (BIOS version template: Z170-P 0305 version)
2.1.1
EZ Update
EZ Update is a utility that allows you to automatically update your motherboard’s softwares,
drivers and the BIOS version easily. With this utlity, you can also manually update the saved
BIOS and select a boot logo when the system goes into POST.
To launch EZ Update, click EZ Update on the AI Suite 3 main menu bar.
Click to
automatically
update your
motherboard’s
driver, software
and firmware
Click to find and
select the BIOS
from file
Click to select
a boot logo
Click to
update the
BIOS
EZ Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an ISP (Internet
Service Provider).
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2.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash 3
The ASUS EZ Flash 3 feature allows you to update the BIOS without using an OS‑based
utility.
•
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability.
Select the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit menu. See section 2.10 Exit
Menu for details.
•
Check your local Internet connection before updating through the Internet.
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 3:
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1.
Enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select
ASUS EZ Flash 3 and press <Enter> to enable it.
2.
Follow the steps below to update the BIOS via USB or Internet.
Via USB
a) Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port, then select by USB.
b) Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive field.
c)
d) Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.
e) Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file, and then press <Enter> to perform the BIOS update process.
Via the Internet
a) Select by Internet.
b) Press the Left/Right arrow keys to select an Internet connection method, and then press <Enter>.
c)
3.
Reboot the system when the update process is done.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS, and then press <Enter>.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the update.
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2.1.3
•
ASUS EZ Flash 3 supports USB devices, such as a USB flash 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!.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file
when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can restore a corrupted BIOS
file using the motherboard support DVD or a USB flash drive that contains the updated BIOS
file.
•
Before using this utility, rename the BIOS file in the removable device into Z170P.
CAP.
•
The BIOS file in the support DVD may not be the latest version. Download the latest
BIOS file from the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
Recovering the BIOS
To recover the BIOS:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the support DVD to the optical drive or the USB flash drive that contains the
BIOS file to the USB port.
3.
The utility automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file. When found, the utility
reads the BIOS file and enters ASUS EZ Flash 3 utility automatically.
4.
The system requires you to enter BIOS Setup to recover BIOS settings. To ensure
system compatibility and stability, we recommend that you press <F5> to load default
BIOS values.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause
system boot failure!
2.1.4
ASUS BIOS Updater
ASUS BIOS Updater allows you to update the BIOS in DOS environment.
The screen captures used in this section are for reference only and may not be exactly the
same as actually shown on your computer screen.
Before updating BIOS
•
Prepare the motherboard support DVD and a USB flash drive.
•
Download the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater from http://support.asus.com and
save them in your USB flash drive.
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NTFS is not supported under FreeDOS environment. Ensure that your USB flash drive is in
single partition and in FAT32/16 format.
•
Turn off the computer.
•
Ensure that your computer has a DVD optical drive.
Booting the system in DOS environment
To boot the system in DOS:
1.
Insert the USB flash drive with the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater to the USB port.
2.
Boot your computer then press <F8> to launch the select boot device screen.
3.
When the select boot device screen appears, insert the Support DVD into the optical
drive then select the optical drive as the boot device.
Please select boot device:
 and  to move selection
ENTER to select boot device
ESC to boot using defaults
P2: ST3808110AS (76319MB)
aigo miniking (250MB)
UEFI: (FAT) ASUS DRW-2014L1T(4458MB)
P1: ASUS DRW-2014L1T(4458MB)
UEFI: (FAT) aigo miniking (250MB)
Enter Setup
4. When the booting message appears, press <Enter> within five (5) seconds to enter
FreeDOS prompt.
ISOLINUX 3.20 2006-08-26 Copyright (C) 1994-2005 H. Peter Anvin
A Bootable DVD/CD is detected. Press ENTER to boot from the DVD/CD.
If no key is pressed within 5 seconds, the system will boot next priority
device automatically. boot:
5.
On the FreeDOS prompt, type d: then press <Enter> to switch the disk from Drive C
(optical drive) to Drive D (USB flash drive).
Welcome to FreeDOS (http://www.freedos.org)!
C:/> d:
D:/>
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file:
1.
On the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /pc /g and press <Enter>.
D:/> bupdater /pc /g
2.
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On the BIOS Updater screen, press <Tab> to switch from Files panel to Drives panel
then select D:.
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ASUSTeK BIOS Updater for DOS V1.30 [2014/01/01]
Current ROM
BOARD: Z170-P
VER: 0305 (H :00 B :00)
DATE: 06/04/2015
PATH:
Drives
panel
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
C:\
C:
D:
FORMAN~1
Z170P.CAP
<DIR>
16779264
2015-06-04
21:14:34
Files
panel
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[Tab] Switch
[Esc] Exit
[V] Drive Info
3.
Press <Tab> to switch from Drives panel to Files panel then press <Up/Down or Home/
End> keys to select the BIOS file and press <Enter>.
4.
After the BIOS Updater checks the selected BIOS file, select Yes to confirm the BIOS
update.
Are you sure you want to update the BIOS?
Yes
No
The BIOS Backup feature is not supported due to security regulations.
5.
Select Yes then press <Enter>. When BIOS update is done, press <ESC> to exit BIOS
Updater.
6.
Restart your computer.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot
failaure.
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select
the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit BIOS menu. See section 2.10 Exit
Menu for details.
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BIOS setup program
Use the BIOS Setup program to update the BIOS or configure its parameters. The BIOS
screens include navigation keys and brief online help to guide you in using the BIOS Setup
program.
Entering BIOS Setup at startup
To enter BIOS Setup at startup:
Press <Delete> or <F2> during the Power-On Self Test (POST). If you do not press <Delete>
or <F2>, POST continues with its routines.
Entering BIOS Setup after POST
To enter BIOS Setup after POST:
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. Do this option only if you failed to
enter BIOS Setup using the first two options.
Using the power button, reset button, or the <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> keys to force reset from a
running operating system can cause damage to your data or system. We recommend you
always shut down the system properly from the operating system.
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and
may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard.
•
Ensure that a USB mouse is connected to your motherboard if you want to use the
mouse to control the BIOS setup program.
•
If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS setting, load the default
settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Optimized
Defaults item under the Exit menu or press hotkey F5. See section 2.10 Exit Menu
for details.
•
If the system fails to boot after changing any BIOS setting, try to clear the CMOS and
reset the motherboard to the default value. See section 1.6 Headers for information
on how to erase the RTC RAM.
BIOS menu screen
The BIOS setup program can be used under two modes: EZ Mode and Advanced Mode.
Press <F7> to change between the two modes.
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2.2.1
EZ Mode
By default, the EZ Mode screen appears when you enter the BIOS setup program. The EZ
Mode provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to select the
display language, system performance mode, fan profile and boot device priority. To access
the Advanced Mode, click Advanced Mode(F7) or press <F7>.
The default screen for entering the BIOS setup program can be changed. Refer to the
Setup Mode item in section 2.8 Boot menu for details.
Displays the CPU/motherboard
temperature, CPU voltage output,
CPU/chassis fan speed, and SATA
information
Selects the display
language of the BIOS
setup program
Enables or disables the Intel
Rapid Storage Technology
Displays the CPU Fan’s speed.
Click the button to manually
tune the fans
Loads optimized
default settings
Displays the system properties of
the selected mode. Click <Enter> to
switch EZ System Tuning modes
Creates storage RAID and
configures system overclocking*
Displays the
Shows the
Advanced mode
bootable
menus
devices
Searches FAQ
Saves the changes
and resets the
Selects the boot
system
device priority
The boot device options vary depending on the devices you installed to the system.
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2.2.2
Advanced Mode
The Advanced Mode provides advanced options for experienced end-users to configure the
BIOS settings. The figure below shows an example of the Advanced Mode. Refer to the
following sections for the detailed configurations.
To access the EZ Mode, click EzMode(F7) or press <F7>.
MyFavorite
Language
Menu bar
Sub-menu item
General help
Q-Fan control
Configuration fields
Menu items
Popup window
EZ Tuning
Wizard
Scroll bar
Quick Note
Hot Keys
Last modified
settings
Goes back to EZ
Mode
Displays the CPU/motherboard
temperature, CPU and memory
voltage output
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Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
My Favorites
For saving the frequently-used system settings and configuration
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Ai Tweaker
For changing the overclocking settings
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Monitor
For displaying the system temperature, power status, and changing the fan settings
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Tool
For configuring options for special functions
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. For example,
selecting Main shows the Main menu items.
The other items (My Favorites, Ai Tweaker, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on the
menu bar have their respective menu items.
Submenu items
A greater than sign (>) before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a
submenu. To display the submenu, select the item and press <Enter>.
Language
This button above the menu bar contains the languages that you can select for your BIOS.
Click this button to select the language that you want to display in your BIOS screen.
MyFavorites (F3)
This button above the menu bar shows all BIOS items in a Tree Map setup. Select frequentlyused BIOS settings and save it to MyFavorites menu.
Refer to section 2.3 My Favorites for more information.
Q-Fan Control (F6)
This button above the menu bar displays the current settings of your fans. Use this button to
manually tweak the fans to your desired settings.
Refer to section 2.2.3 QFan Control for more information.
EZ Tuning Wizard (F11)
This button above the menu bar allows you to view and tweak the overclocking* settings of
your system. It also allows you to change the motherboard’s SATA mode from AHCI to RAID
mode.
Refer to section 2.2.4 EZ Tuning Wizard for more information.
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Quick Note (F9)
This button above the menu bar allows you to key in notes of the activities that you have
done in BIOS.
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The Quick Note function does not support the following keyboard functions: delete,
cut, copy and paste.
•
You can only use the alphanumeric characters to enter your notes.
Hot keys
This button above the menu bar contains the navigation keys for the BIOS setup program.
Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.
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.
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item. Use
<F12> key to capture the BIOS screen and save it to the removable storage device.
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user-configurable, you can
change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is highlighted when selected. To change the value of a field, select it and
press <Enter> to display a list of options.
Last Modified button
This button shows the items that you last modified and saved in BIOS Setup.
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2.2.3
QFan Control
The QFan Control allows you to set a fan profile or manually configure the operating speed of
your CPU and chassis fans.
Click to select a fan
to be configured
Select a profile to apply
to your fans
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the changes
Click to activate
PWM Mode
Click to apply
the fan setting
Click to activate DC
Mode
Click to
go back to
main menu
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Configuring fans manually
Select Manual from the list of profiles to manually configure your fans’ operating speed.
Speed points
Click to manually
configure your fans
To configure your fans:
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1.
Select the fan that you want to configure and to view its current status.
2.
Click and drag the speed points to adjust the fans’ operating speed.
3.
Click Apply to save the changes then click Exit (ESC).
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2.2.4
EZ Tuning Wizard
EZ Tuning Wizard allows you to overclock your CPU and DRAM, computer usage, and CPU
fan to their best settings. You can also easily set RAID in your system using this feature.
OC setup*
RAID setup
Tuning your system settings
To tune your settings:
from the BIOS screen to open
1.
Press <F11> on your keyboard or click
EZ Tuning Wizard screen, then click Next.
2.
Select a PC scenario Daily Computing or Gaming/Media Editing, then click Next.
3.
Select the CPU fan type (Box cooler, Tower cooler, or Water cooler) that you
installed then click Next.
If you are not sure of the CPU fan type, click I’m not sure. The system automatically
detects the CPU fan type.
4.
Click Next then click Yes to confirm auto-tuning.
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Creating RAID
To create RAID:
1.
Press <F11> on your keyboard or click
EZ Tuning Wizard screen.
2.
Click RAID then click Next.
3.
from the BIOS screen to open
•
Ensure that your HDDs have no existing RAID volumes.
•
Ensure to connect your HDDs to Intel® SATA connectors.
Select the type of storage for your RAID Easy Backup or Super Speed, then click
Next.
a.
For Easy Backup, click
Next then select from Easy
Backup (RAID1) or Easy
Backup (RAID10).
You can only select Easy
Backup (RAID 10) if you
connect four (4) HDDs.
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For Super Speed, click Next
then select from Super
Speed (RAID0) or Super
Speed (RAID5).
4.
After selecting the type of RAID, click Next then click Yes to continue the RAID setup.
5.
After the RAID setup is done, click Yes to exit the setup then click OK to reset your
system.
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2.3
My Favorites
MyFavorites is your personal space where you can easily save and access your favorite
BIOS items.
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Adding items to My Favorites
To add BIOS items:
from the BIOS screen to open
1.
Press <F3> on your keyboard or click
Setup Tree Map screen.
2.
On the Setup Tree Map screen, select the BIOS items that you want to save in
MyFavorites screen.
Main menu
panel
Selected
shortcut items
Submenu
panel
3.
Select an item from main menu panel, then click the submenu that you want to save as
.
favorite from the submenu panel and click
You cannot add the following items to My Favorite items:
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User-managed items such as language and boot order
4.
Click Exit (ESC) or press <esc> key to close Setup Tree Map screen.
5.
Go to My Favorites menu to view the saved BIOS items.
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2.4
Main menu
The Main menu screen appears when you enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS Setup
program. The Main menu provides you an overview of the basic system information, and
allows you to set the system date, time, language, and security settings.
2.4.1
Language [English]
Allows you to choose the BIOS language version from the options. Configuration options:
[English]
[Español] [Русский] [한국어]
2.4.2Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
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If you have forgotten your BIOS password, erase the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC)
RAM to clear the BIOS password. See section 1.6 Hesders for information on how to
erase the RTC RAM.
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The Administrator or User Password items on top of the screen show the default
Not Installed. After you set a password, these items show Installed.
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Administrator Password
If you have set an administrator password, we recommend that you enter the administrator
password for accessing the system.
To set an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps as in changing an administrator
password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear
the password, the Administrator Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
User Password
If you have set a user password, you must enter the user password for accessing the system.
The User Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set
a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the user password, follow the same steps as in changing a user password, but press
<Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear the password, the
User Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
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2.5
Ai Tweaker menu
The Ai Tweaker menu items allow you to configure overclocking-related items.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Ai Tweaker menu items. Incorrect field
values can cause the system to malfunction.
The configuration options for this section vary depending on the CPU and DIMM model you
installed on the motherboard.
Scroll down to display other BIOS items.
2.5.1
Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto]
This item allows you to select the CPU overclocking options to achieve the desired CPU
internal frequency. Select any of these preset overclocking configuration options:
[Auto]
Loads the optimal settings for the system automatically.
[Manual]
Allows you to assign the BCLK (base clock) frequency manually.
The following items appear only when you set the Ai Overclocking Tuner to [Manual].
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BCLK Frequency [xxx]
This item allows you to set the BCLK (base clock) frequency to enhance the system
performance. Use the <+> or <-> to adjust the value. The values range from 40.0 MHz to
340.0 MHz.
We recommend you to set the value based on the CPU specification, as high BCLK
frequencies may damage the CPU permanently.
Initial BCLK Frequency [Auto]
This item allows you to start overclocking the system from the initial BCLK (base clock)
frequency to the assigned BCLK frequency. Use the <+> or <-> to adjust the value. The value
ranges depend on the value you set on BCLK Frequency.
2.5.2
ASUS MultiCore Enhancement [Auto]
[Auto]
This item allows you to maximize the oveclocking performance optimized
by ASUS core ratio settings.
[Disabled]
This item allows you to set to default core ratio settings.
2.5.3
CPU Core Ratio [Sync All Cores]
This item allows you to set the CPU core ratio limit per core or synchronize automatically to
all cores. Configuration options: [Auto] [Sync All Cores] [Per Core]
When the CPU Core Ratio is set to [Sync All Cores] or [Per Core], the following items
appear.
1-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select [Auto] to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting or manually assign a 1-Core Limit
value that must be higher than or equal to the 2-Core Ratio Limit.
2-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select [Auto] to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting or manually assign a 2-Core Limit
value that must be higher than or equal to the 3-Core Ratio Limit.
If you assign a value for 2-Core Ratio Limit, do not set the 1-Core Ratio Limit to [Auto].\
3-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select [Auto] to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting or manually assign a 3-Core Limit
value that must be higher than or equal to the 4-Core Ratio Limit.
If you assign a value for 3-Core Ratio Limit, do not set the 1-Core Ratio Limit and 2-Core
Ratio Limit to [Auto].
4-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select [Auto] to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting or manually assign a 4-Core Limit
value that must be higher than or equal to the 3-Core Ratio Limit.
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If you assign a value for 4-Core Ratio Limit, do not set the 1-Core Ratio Limit, 2-Core Ratio
Limit, and 3-Core Ratio to [Auto].
2.5.4
BCLK Frequency: DRAM Frequency Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU bus speed to DRAM speed ratio mode.
[Auto]
DRAM speed is set to the optimized settings.
[100:133]
The BCLK frequency to DRAM speed ratio is set to 100:133.
[100:100]
The BCLK frequency to DRAM speed ratio is set to 100:100.
2.5.5
DRAM Odd Ratio Mode [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the DRAM Odd Ratio Mode, which provides better
granularity. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.5.6
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
This item allows you to set the memory operating frequency. The configurable options vary
with the BCLK (base clock) frequency setting. Select the auto mode to apply the optimized
setting. Configuration options: [DDR4-800MHz] [DDR4-1066MHz] [DDR4-1333MHz] [DDR41400MHz] ~ [DDR4-4000MHz] [DDR4-4266MHz]
Selecting a very high memory frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default setting.
2.5.7
OC Tuner [Keep Current Settings]*
This item allows you to automatically overclock the CPU and DRAM frequencies and voltage
for an enhanced system performance. It also accelerates the CPU graphics performance to
the extreme depending on the CPU graphics loading. Configuration options: [Keep Current
Settings] [Ratio First] [BCLK + Ratio Tuning]
Ensure that you installed an efficient CPU fan for CPU and graphics loading before
selecting either [BCLK + Ratio Tuning] or [Ratio First]. To keep the current overclocking
tuner status, select [Keep Current Settings].
2.5.8
EPU Power Saving Mode [Disabled]
ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit) sets the CPU in its minimum power consumption
settings. Enable this item to set lower CPU VCCIN and Vcore voltages and achieve the best
energy saving condition. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.5.9
CPU SVID Support [Auto]
Disabling SVID Support stops the processor from communicating with the external voltage
regulator. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.5.10
DRAM Timing Control
The subitems in this menu allow you to set the DRAM timing control features. Use the
<+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the
keyboard and press the <Enter> key.
Changing the values in this menu may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default settings.
2.5.11
DIGI+ VRM
CPU Load-Line Calibration [Auto]
Load-line is defined by Intel VRM specification and affects the CPU power voltage. The CPU
working voltage will decrease proportionally depending on the CPU loading. Higher levels of
the load-line calibration can get a higher voltage and a better overclocking performance but
increases the CPU and VRM thermal. Configuration options: [Auto][Level 1] [Level 2] ~ [Level
6] [Level 7]
The boosted performance may vary depending on the CPU specification. Do not remove
the thermal module.
CPU Current Capability [Auto]
Allows you to configure the total power range, and extends the overclocking frequency range
simultaneously. Configuration options: [Auto] [100%] [110%] [120%] [130%] [140%]
Choose a higher value when overclocking, or under a high CPU loading for extra power
support.
CPU VRM Switching Frequency [Auto]
This item affects the VRM transient response speed and the component thermal production.
Select [Manual] to configure a higher frequency for a quicker transient response speed.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
DO NOT remove the thermal module. The thermal conditions should be monitored.
The following item appears only when you set the CPU VRM Switching Frequency to
[Manual].
Fixed CPU VRM Switching Frequency (KHz) [250]
This item allows you to set a higher frequency for a quicker transient response speed.
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 250KHz to
500KHz with a 50KHz interval.
CPU Power Duty Control [T.Probe]
DIGI + VRM Duty control adjusts the current and thermal conditions of every component’s
phase.
[T. Probe] Select to maintain the VRM thermal balance.
[Extreme] Select to maintain the current VRM balance.
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CPU Power Phase Control [Auto]
This item allows you to set the power phase control of the CPU. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Standard] [Optimized] [Extreme] [Power Phase Response]
DO NOT remove the thermal module when setting this item to [Power Phase Response].
The thermal conditions should be monitored.
The following item appears only when you set the CPU Power Phase Control to [Power
Phase Response].
Power Phase Response [Fast]
This item allows you to set a faster phase response for the CPU to increase system
performance or to slower phase response to decrease DRAM power efficiency.
Configuration options: [Ultra Fast] [Fast] [Medium] [Regular]
CPU Graphics Load-Line Calibration [Auto]
Load-line is defined by Intel VRM specification and affects the GT power voltage. The GT
working voltage will decrease proportionally depending on the GT loading. Higher levels of
the load-line calibration can get a higher voltage and a better overclocking performance but
increases the GT and VRM thermal. Select from level 1 to 7 to adjust the GT power voltage
from 0% to 100%. Configuration options: [Auto] [Level 1] [Level 2] ~ [Level 6] [Level 7]
The boosted performance may vary depending on the GT specification. Do not remove the
thermal module.
CPU Graphics Current Capability [Auto]
Allows you to configure the total power range, and extends the overclocking frequency range
simultaneously. Configuration options: [Auto] [100%] [110%] [120%] [130%] [140%]
Choose a higher value when overclocking, or under a high GT loading for extra power
support.
CPU Graphics [Auto]
The switching frequency will affect the GT transient response speed and the component
thermal production. Select [Manual] to configure a higher frequency for a quicker transient
response speed. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
DO NOT remove the thermal module. The thermal conditions should be monitored.
The following item appears only when you set the GT VRM Switching Frequency to
[Manual].
Fixed VCCGT Switching Frequency (KHz) [250]
This item allows you to set a higher frequency for a quicker transient response speed.
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 300KHz to
600KHz with a 50KHz interval.
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CPU Graphics Duty Control [T.Probe]
The GT power duty control adjusts the current and thermal conditions of every component’s
phase.
[T. Probe] Select to maintain the VRM thermal balance.
[Extreme] Select to maintain the current VRM balance.
CPU Graphics Phase Control [Auto]
This item allows you to set the power phase control of GT. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Standard] [Optimized] [Extreme] [Power Phase Response]
DO NOT remove the thermal module when setting this item to [Extreme] or [Power Phase
Response]. The thermal conditions should be monitored.
The following item appears only when you set the CPU Power Phase Control to [Power
Phase Response].
Power Phase Response [Fast]
This item allows you to set a faster phase response for the CPU to increase system
performance or to slower phase response to decrease DRAM power efficiency.
Configuration options: [Ultra Fast] [Fast] [Medium] [Regular]
2.5.12
Internal CPU Power Management
The subitems in this menu allow you to set the CPU ratio and their features.
Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm) [Enabled]
This item allows the operating system to dynamically adjust the processor voltage and cores
frequency, resulting to a decreased average power consumption and decreased average
heat production. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable your core processor’s speed to run faster than the base
operating frequency when it is below operating power, current and temperature specification
limit. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following three items appear only when you set the Turbo Mode to [Enabled].
Turbo Mode Parameters
Long Duration Package Power Limit [Auto]
Allows you to limit the Turbo Ratio’s time duration that exceeds the TDP (Thermal
Design Power) for maximum performance. Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value.
The values range from 1 W to 4096 W.
Package Power Time Window [Auto]
Also known as Power Limit 1, this item allows you to maintain the time window for
Turbo Ratio over TDP (Thermal Design Power). Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the
value. The values range from 1 to 127 in seconds.
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Short Duration Package Power Limit [Auto]
Also known as Power Limit 2, this item allows you to provide rapid protection when
the package power exceeds the Power Limit 1. Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the
value. The values range from 1 W to 4095 W.
IA AC Load Line [Auto]
This item allows you to set the AC loadline defined in 1/100 mOhms. Use the <+> and <->
keys to adjust the value. Configuration options: [Auto] [0.01] - [62.49]
IA DC Load Line [Auto]
This item allows you to set the DC loadline defined in 1/100 mOhms. Use the <+> and <->
keys to adjust the value. Configuration options: [Auto] [0.01] - [62.49]
2.5.13
CPU Core/Cache Current Limit Max. [Auto]
This item allows you to configure a higher current limit to prevent a frequency or power
throttling when overclocking. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. Configuration
options: [Auto] [0.00] - [255.50]
2.5.14
CPU Graphics Current Limit Max. [Auto]
This item allows you to configure a higher current limit to prevent a frequency or power
throttling when overclocking. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. Configuration
options: [Auto] [0.00] - [255.50]
2.5.15
Min. CPU Cache Ratio [Auto]
This item allows you to set the minimum possible CPU cache ratio. Use the <+> and <-> keys
to adjust the value. Configuration options: [Auto] [8] - [83]
2.5.16
Max. CPU Cache Ratio [Auto]
This item allows you to set the maximum possible CPU cache ratio. Use the <+> and <->
keys to adjust the value. Configuration options: [Auto] [8] - [83]
2.5.17
Max. CPU Graphics Ratio [Auto]
This item allows you to set the maximum possible CPU graphics ratio. Use the <+> and <->
keys to adjust the value. Configuration options: [Auto] [8] - [83]
2.5.18
CPU Core/Cache Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the amount of voltage fed to the CPU cores. Increase the
voltage when setting a high Core Frequency value. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual
Mode] [Offset Mode] [Adaptive Mode]
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The following item appears only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Manual
Mode].
•
[Adaptive Mode] is available for some specific CPU types.
CPU Core Voltage Override [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU Core Voltage override. Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the
value. The values range from 0.001V to 0.635V with a 0.001V interval.
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The following items appear only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Offset Mode] or
[Adaptive Mode].
CPU Core Voltage Sign [+]
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
CPU Core Voltage Offset
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from -0.635V to
+0.635V with a 0.005V interval.
The following item appears only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Adaptive Mode].
Additional Turbo Mode CPU Core Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the amount of voltage fed to the CPU cores when running
in turbo mode. Increase the voltage when configuring a high CPU core frequency. The
voltage you set is affected by the offset value. Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the
value. The values range from 0.001V to 1.920 V with a 0.001 V interval.
Total Adaptive Mode CPU Core Voltage [Auto]
This item sums up the voltages of the CPU Core Voltage offset and Additional Turbo
Mode CPU Core Voltage options.
2.5.19
DRAM Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the voltage for the DRAM. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the
value. The values range from 1.000V to 1.800V with a 0.005 interval.
2.5.20
CPU VCCIO Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the voltage for the CPU VCCIO. Use the <+> and <-> keys to
adjust the value. The values range from 0.700V to 1.585V with a 0.005V interval.
2.5.21
CPU System Agent Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the voltage for the VCCSA. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust
the value. The values range from 0.700V to 1.685V with a 0.005V interval.
2.5.22
CPU Graphics Voltage Mode [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the mode of voltage fed to the CPU Graphics Voltage.
Manual mode allows user-defined values. Offset mode modifies values by SVID.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual Mode] [Offset Mode]
The following item appears only when you set the CPU Graphics Voltage Mode to [Manual
Mode].
CPU Graphics Voltage Override [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the CPU Graphics Voltage Override. Use the <+> or <->
keys to adjust the value. The values range from 0.600V to 2.000V with a 0.005V interval.
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The following item appears only when you set the CPU Core Voltage Mode to [Offset
Mode].
Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
CPU Graphics Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the CPU Graphics Voltage Offset. Use the <+> or <-> keys
to adjust the value. The values range from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval.
2.5.23
PCH Core Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the PCH core voltage. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the
value. The values range from 0.700V to 1.800V with a 0.005V interval.
2.5.24
DRAM REF Voltage Control [Auto]
The subitems in this menu allows you to set the DRAM reference voltage on the control lines
from the memory bus. You can use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value.
2.6
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system
devices.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values
can cause the system to malfunction.
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2.6.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically
detects.
The items shown in submenu may be different due to the CPU you installed.
Hyper-threading [Enabled]
The Intel Hyper-Threading Technology allows a hyper-threading processor to appear as two
logical processors to the operating system, allowing the operating system to schedule two
threads or processes simultaneously.
[Enabled]
Two threads per activated core are enabled.
[Disabled]
Only one thread per activated core is enabled.
Active Processor Cores [All]
This item allows you to select the number of CPU cores to activate in each processor
package. Configuration options: [All] [1] [2] [3]
For some CPU types, only [All] and [1] appear.
Intel Virtualization Technology [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], a VMM can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by
Vanderpool Technology. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled]
This item allows the CPU to prefetch commands and data in the L2 cache, reduces the
DRAM loading time and improves the system performance. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetcher [Enabled]
This item allows the mid level cache (L2) to prefetch adjacent cache lines, reducing the
DRAM loading time and improves the system performance. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Boot Performance Mode [Auto]
This item allows you to select the CPU performance state during system boot before the
operating system takes control. The CPU runs at a selected performance ratio based on CPU
configuration. Configuration options: [Max Battery] [Max Non-Turbo Performance] [Turbo
Performance] [Auto]
CPU Power Management Configuration
This item allows you to manage and configure the CPU’s power.
Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm) [Enabled]
This item allows your system to adjust the CPU’s voltage and cores frequency,
resulting in decreased power consumption and heat production.
[Disabled]
The CPU runs at its default speed.
[Enabled]
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Turbo Mode [Enabled]
This item allows you to automatically set the CPU cores to run faster than the base
operating frequency when it is below the operating power, current and temperature
specification limit.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU C-States [Auto]
This item allows you to set the power saving of the CPU states.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when you set the CPU C-States to [Enabled].
Enhanced C-States [Disabled]
When enabled, CPU will switch to minimum speed when all cores enter C-State.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU C3 Report [Enabled]
This item allows you to disable or enable the CPU C3 report to the operating
system. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU C6 Report [Enabled]
This item allows you to disable or enable the CPU C6 report to the operating
system. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU C7 Report [Enabled]
This item allows you to disable or enable the CPU C7 report to the operating
system. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU C8 Report [Enabled]
This item allows you to disable or enable the CPU C8 report to the operating
system. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CFG Lock [Enabled]
This item allows you to disable or enable the CFG Lock.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
2.6.2
Platform Misc Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to configure the platform-related features.
PCI Express Native Power Management [Disabled]
This item allows you to enhance the power saving feature of PCI Express and perform ASPM
operations in the operating system. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you set the PCI Express Native Power Management
to [Enabled].
Native ASPM [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Windows® Vista OS controls the ASPM (active state power
management) support for devices.
[Disabled]
BIOS controls the ASPM support for the device.
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DMI Link ASPM Control [Disabled]
This item allows you to control the Active State Power Management on both NB
(NorthBridge) side and SB (SouthBridge) side of the DMI Link. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
ASPM Support [Disabled]
This item allows you to select the ASPM state for energy-saving conditions. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [L0s] [L1] [L0sL1] [Auto]
SA - PCI Express options
DMI Link ASPM Control [Disabled]
This item allows you to control the Active State Power Management on both CPU and PCH
(platform controller hub) Both DMI link ASPM control items of the CPU and PCH sides must
be enabled for the ASPM to take effect. Configuration options: [Disabled] [L0s] [L1] [L0sL1]
PEG ASPM [Disabled]
This item allows you to select the ASPM state for energy-saving conditions, or use the ASUS
optimized energy saving profile. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] [ASPM L0s] [L1]
[L0sL1]
2.6.3
System Agent (SA) Configuration
VT-d [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable VT-d function on MCH. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Graphics Configuration
Allows you to select a primary display from CPU, PCIE and PCI graphical devices.
Primary Display [Auto]
Allows you to select the primary display from CPU, PCIE and PCI graphics devices.
Configuration options: [Auto] [CPU Graphics] [PCIE] [PCI]
iGPU Multi-Monitor [Disabled]
This item allows you to empower both integrated and discrete graphics devices for the
multi-monitor output. The CPU graphics shared system memory size is fixed at 64 MB.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
RC6(Render Standby) [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable render standby support. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
DMI/OPI Configuration
This item allows you to control various DMI (direct media interface) to run at PCI-E 2.0 speed.
DMI Max Link Speed [Gen2]
Allows you to configure the DMI speed. Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1] [Gen2]
[Gen3]
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PEG Port Configuration
Allows you to configure the PEG Port settings.
PCIEx16_1 Link Speed [Auto]
Allows you to configure the PCIEx16 speed for slot 1. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Gen1] [Gen2] [Gen3]
Memory Configuration
Allows you to configure the memory configuration parameters.
Memory Remap [Enabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to support DRAM address remapping for 64-bit operating
systems. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
2.6.4
PCH-IO Configuration
This item allows you to configure the PCI Express configuration settings.
PCI Express Configuration
PCIe Speed [Auto]
Allows you to configure the PCIe speed. Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1] [Gen2] [Gen3]
2.6.5
SATA Configuration
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. The
SATA Port items show Not Present if no SATA device is installed to the corresponding SATA
port.
SATA Controller(s) [Enabled]
Enables or disables onboard the SATA device. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when you set the SATA Controller(s) to [Enabled].
SATA Mode Selection [AHCI]
Allows you to set the SATA configuration.
[AHCI]
Set to [AHCI] when you want the SATA hard disk drives to use the AHCI
(Advanced Host Controller Interface). The AHCI allows the onboard storage
driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that increases storage
performance on random workloads by allowing the drive to internally
optimize the order of commands.
[RAID]Set to [RAID Mode] when you want to create a RAID configuration from the
SATA hard disk drives.
The following items appear only when you set the SATA Mode Selection to [RAID].
CR#1 RST Pcie Storage Remapping [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the RST Pcie Storage Remapping feature.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Alternate ID [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the report for the alternate device ID.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Software Feature Mask Configuration
Allows you to configure the SWFM (Software Feature Mask) settings.
RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 10 / RAID 5 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the RAID 0 /RAID 1/ RAID 10/ RAID 5 feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel Rapid Recovery Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel Rapid Recovery Technology. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
OROM UI and Banner [Enabled]
When enabled, the OROM UI is shown. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
HDD Unlock [Enabled]
When enabled, the HDD password unlock feature is activated. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
LED Locate [Enabled]
When enabled, the LED/SGPIO hardware is attached and ping to locate feature is
enabled on the OS. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IRRT Only on eSATA [Enabled]
When enabled, only the IRRT volumes can span the internal and eSATA drives. When
disabled, any RAID volume can span the internal and eSATA drives. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Smart Response Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Smart Response technology. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
OROM UI Normal Delay [2 sec]
Allows you to select the delay time of the OROM UI Splash screen in a normal status.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Aggressive LPM Support [Disabled]
This item is designed for LPM (link power management) support with a better energy saving
conditions. When disabled, the hot plug function of SATA ports are disabled. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SATA6G_1~4(Gray) [Enabled]
Allow you to enable/disable the SATA6G_1~4 port. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Hot Plug [Disabled]
These items allow you to enable/disable SATA Hot Plug Support. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
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Spin Up Device [Disabled]
Allow you to enable/disable the spin up device feature. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
SATA Device Type [Hard Disk Drive]
Allow you to identify the installed SATA device type. Configuration options: [Hard Disk Drive]
[Solid State Drive]
Typology [Unknown]
This item allows you to identify the SATA topology. Configuration options: [Unknown] [M2]
[Direct Connect] [ISATA] [Flex] [Optical Disk Drive]
Device Sleep [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable device sleep. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
SATA DEVSLEP Idle Timeout Config [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable SATA DTIO Configuration. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
2.6.6
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the USB-related features.
The USB Devices item shows the auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the
item shows None.
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Your system supports the USB devices in legacy operating systems.
[Disabled]
Your USB devices can be used for BIOS setup only and cannot be
recognized in the boot devices list.
[Auto]
Your system automatically detects the presence of USB devices at startup.
If any USB devices are detected, the legacy USB support is enabled.
XHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the support for operating systems without an XHCI hand‑off
feature.
[Disabled]
Disables the XHCI Hand-off support.
USB single port control
The subitems in this menu allow you to set the USB Port Disable Override features.
USB3_1~8 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB3.0 ports individually. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
USB9~14 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB2.0 ports individually. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
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Onboard Devices Configuration
HD Audio Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the HD Audio Device.
[Disabled]
Disables the HD Audio Device.
The following two items appear only when you set the HD Audio Controller item to
[Enabled].
Front Panel Type [HD Audio]
Allows you to set the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97 or
high-definition audio depending on the audio standard that the front panel audio
module supports.
[HD]
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to high definition
audio.
[AC97]
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97
SPDIF Out Type [SPDIF]
[SPDIF]
[HDMI]
Sets to an SPDIF audio output.
Sets to an HDMI audio output.
Audio Shielding LED [Breathing Mode]
This item allows you to set the audio shielding LED mode. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Still Mode] [Breathing Mode]
Realtek LAN Controller [On]
[On]
Enables the Realtek LAN controller.
[Off]
Disables the controller.
Realtek PXE Option ROM [Off]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [On] and allows you to enable or
disable the PXE OptionRom of the Realtek LAN controller. Configuration options: [On] [Off]
Serial Port Configuration
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the serial port configuration.
Serial Port [On]
Allows you to enable or disable the serial port (COM).Configuration options: [On] [Off]
Change Settings [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4]
This item appears only when you set the Serial Port to [On] and allows you to select
the Serial Port base address. Configuration options: [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4] [IO=2F8h;
IRQ=3] [IO=3E8h; IRQ=4] [IO=2E8h; IRQ=3]
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2.6.8APM
ErP Ready [Disabled]
Allows BIOS to switch off some power at S5 to get the system ready for ErP requirement.
When set to [Enabled], all other PME options will be switched off. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
Deep S4 [Disabled]
When enabled, the system in S4 state will further reduce power usage and will power off the
USB and PS/2 devices. The system in deep S4 state can be woken up via the power button,
devices in LAN, or other ways except via the USB and PS/2 devices. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
Restore AC Power Loss [Power Off]
[Power On]
The system goes into on state after an AC power loss.
[Power Off]
The system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
[Last State]
The system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state was
Power On By PCI-E/PCI [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the Wake-on-LAN function of the onboard LAN
controller or other installed PCIe/PCI LAN cards. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By Ring [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Disables Ring to generate a wake event.
[Enabled]
Enables Ring to generate a wake event.
Power On By RTC [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the RTC (Real-Time Clock) to generate a wake
event and configure the RTC alarm date. When enabled, you can set the days, hours,
minutes, or seconds to schedule an RTC alarm date. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
2.6.9
Network Stack Configuration
Network Stack [Disabled]
This item allows user to disable or enable the UEFI network stack. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
The following two items appear only when you set the previous item to [Enabled].
Ipv4 / Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the Ipv4/Ipv6 PXE wake event. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology
Create RAID Volume
The sub-items in this menu allows you to configure RAID volumes.
Name [Volume1]
Selects a RAID volume. Configuration options: [Volume1] [Volume2] ~ [Volume4]
RAID Level [RAID0(Stripe)]
Selects a RAID level. Configuration options: [RAID0(Stripe)] [RAID1(Mirror)] [RAID5]
[RAID10]
Select Disks
Selects a disk to create RAID volume.
Strip Size [32KB]
Selects a strip size for the RAID volume. Configuration options: [32KB] [64KB] ~
[128KB]
Capacity (MB) [0]
This item allows you to set the capacity of RAID volume. Use the <+> and <-> keys to
adjust the value.
2.7
Monitor menu
The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change
the fan settings.
Scroll down to display the other BIOS items.
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2.7.1
CPU/ MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]/ [Ignore]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and motherboard
temperatures. Select [Ignore] if you do not wish to display the detected temperatures.
2.7.2
CPU Fan/ Chassis Fan 1/2 Speed [xxxx RPM]/ [Ignore]/
[N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and chassis fan
1/2 speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the
field shows N/A. Select [Ignore] if you do not wish to display the detected speed.
2.7.3
CPU Core Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V
Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard
voltage regulators. Select [Ignore] if you do not want to detect this item.
2.7.4
Q-Fan Configuration
The subitems in this menu allows you to configure the Q-Fan features.
Q-Fan Tuning
Click [OK] button to detect the lowest speed and configure the minimum duty circle for each
fan. Do not shut down or reset your system during the tuning progress. Configuration options:
[Ok] [Cancel]
CPU Q-Fan Control [Auto]
[Auto]
Enables the CPU Q-Fan control for 4-pin CPU fan.
[Disabled]
Disables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
[DC Mode]
Enable the CPU Q-Fan control in DC mode for 3-pin CPU fan.
[PWM Mode]
Enable the CPU Q-Fan control in PWM mode for 4-pin CPU fan.
CPU Fan Speed Lower Limit [200 RPM]
This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature and allows you
to disable or set the CPU fan warning speed. Configuration options: [Ignore] [100RPM]
[200RPM] [300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM]
CPU Fan Profile [Standard]
This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature and allows you to
set the appropriate performance level of the CPU fan.
[Standard]
Sets to [Standard] to make the CPU fan automatically adjust depending on
the CPU temperature.
[Silent]
Sets to [Silent] to minimize the fan speed for quiet CPU fan operation.
[Turbo]
Sets to [Turbo] to achieve maximum CPU fan speed.
[Manual]
Sets to [Manual] to assign detailed fan speed control parameters.
The following four items appear only when you set CPU Fan Profile to [Manual].
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CPU Upper Temperature [70]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the upper limit of the CPU temperature. The values
range from 25ºC to 75ºC.
CPU Fan Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the maximum CPU fan duty cycle. The values
range from 20% to 100%. When the CPU temperature reaches the upper limit, the
CPU fan will operate at the maximum duty cycle.
CPU Middle Temperature [25]
Use the <+> or <-> keys to set the value for CPU Middle Temperature. The range of
the values depends on the CPU installed.
CPU Fan Middle Duty Cycle(%) [20]
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the CPU fan middle duty cycle. The values range
from 20% to 100%. When the CPU temperature reaches the upper limit, the CPU fan
operates at the maximum duty cycle.
CPU Lower Temperature [20]
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the CPU fan’s lower temperature. The values range
from 20°C to 75°C.
CPU Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [20]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the minimum CPU fan duty cycle. The values
range from 20% to 100%. When the CPU temperature is under the lower limit, the CPU
fan will operate at the minimum duty cycle.
2.7.5
Chassis Fan 1/2 Q-Fan Control [DC Mode]
[PWM mode]
Enables the chassis Q-Fan control in PWM mode for 4-pin chassis fan.
[DC mode]
Enables the chassis Q-Fan control in DC mode for 3-pin chassis fan.
[Disabled]
Disables the chassis Q-Fan control feature.
The following items appear only when you set the Chassis Fan 1/2 Q-Fan Control to [PWM
Mode] or [DC Mode].
Chassis Fan 1/2 Q-Fan Source [CPU]
This item controls the assigned fan according to the selected temperature source.
Configuration options: [CPU] [Motherboard]
Chassis Fan 1/2 Speed Low Limit [600 RPM]
This item allows you to disable or set the chassis fan warning speed. Configuration options:
[Ignore] [200RPM] [300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM] [600 RPM]
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Chassis Fan 1/2 Profile [Standard]
This item allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the chassis fan.
[Standard]
Sets to [Standard] to make the chassis fan automatically adjust depending
on the chassis temperature.
[Silent]
Sets to [Silent] to minimize the fan speed for quiet chassis fan operation.
[Turbo]
Sets to [Turbo] to achieve maximum chassis fan speed.
[Manual]
Sets to [Manual] to assign detailed fan speed control parameters.
The following four items appear only when you set Chassis Fan 1/2 Profile to [Manual].
Chassis Fan 1/2 Upper Temperature [70]
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the upper limit of the CPU temperature. The values
range from 40°C to 75°C.
Chassis Fan 1/2 Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the maximum chassis fan duty cycle. The values
range from 60% to 100%. When the chassis temperature reaches the upper limit, the
chassis fan will operate at the maximum duty cycle.
Chassis Fan 1/2 Middle Temperature [45]
Use the <+> or <-> keys to set the value for Chassis Fan Middle Temperature.
Chassis Fan 1/2 Middle Duty Cycle(%) [60]
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the chassis fan middle duty cycle. The values range
from 60% to 100%.
Chassis Fan 1/2 Lower Temperature [40]
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the chassis fans’ lower temperature. The values
range from 40°C to 75°C.
Chassis Fan 1/2 Min. Duty Cycle(%) [60]
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the minimum chassis fan duty cycle. The values
range from 60% to 100%. When the CPU temperature is under the lower limit, the
chassis fan operates at the minimum duty cycle.
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2.8
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.
Scroll down to display the other BIOS items.
2.8.1
Fast Boot [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Select to accelerate the boot speed.
[Disabled]
Select to go back to normal boot speed.
The following item appears only when you set Fast Boot to [Enabled].
Next Boot after AC Power Loss [Normal Boot]
[Normal Boot]
Returns to normal boot on the next boot after AC power loss.
[Fast Boot]
Accelerates the boot speed on the next boot after AC power loss.
2.8.2
Boot Logo Display [Auto]
[Auto]
Adjusts logo automatically based on Windows® display requrements.
[Full Screen]
Maximize the boot logo size.
[Disabled]
Hide the logo during POST.
POST Delay Time [3 sec]
This item appears only when you set Boot Logo Display to [Auto] and [Full Screen]. This item
allows you to select the desired additional POST waiting time to easily enter the BIOS setup.
You can only execute the POST delay time during Normal Boot. The values range from 0 to
10 seconds.
This feature will only work under normal boot.
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Post Report [5 sec]
This item appears only when you set Boot Logo Display to [Disabled]. This item allows you to
select a desired post report waiting time. Configuration options: [1 sec] ~ [10 sec] [Until Press
ESC].
2.8.3
Bootup NumLock State [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable power-on state of the NumLock. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.8.4
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When this item is set to [Enabled], the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when error
occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.8.5
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]
[Force BIOS]
The third-party ROM messages will be forced to display during the boot
sequence.
[Keep Current]
The third-party ROM messages will be displayed only if the third-party
manufacturer had set the add-on device to do so.
2.8.6
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
This item allows you to trap Interrupt 19 by the option ROMs. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
2.8.7
Setup Mode [EZ Mode]
[Advanced Mode] This item allows you to go to Advanced Mode of the BIOS after POST.
[EZ Mode]
2.8.8
This item allows you to go to EZ Mode of the BIOS after POST.
CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
Allows you to configure the CSM (Compatibility Support Module) items to fully support the
various VGA, bootable devices and add-on devices for better compatibility.
Launch CSM [Enabled]
[Auto]The system automatically detects the bootable devices and the add-on
devices.
[Enabled]For better compatibility, enable the CSM to fully support the non-UEFI
driver add-on devices or the Windows® UEFI mode.
[Disabled]Disable the CSM to fully support the Windows® Security Update and
Security Boot.
The following four items appear when you set Launch CSM to [Enabled].
Boot Device Control [UEFI and Legacy OPROM]
Allows you to select the type of devices that you want to boot up. Configuration options:
[UEFI and Legacy OPROM] [Legacy OPROM only] [UEFI only]
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Boot from Network Devices [Legacy only]
Allows you to select the type of network devices that you want to launch. Configuration
options: [Ignore] [Legacy only] [UEFI driver first]
Boot from Storage Devices [Legacy Only]
Allows you to select the type of storage devices that you want to launch. Configuration
options: [Ignore] [Legacy only] [UEFI driver first]
Boot from PCI-E Expansion Devices [Legacy Only]
Allows you to select the type of PCI-E expansion devices that you want to launch.
Configuration options: [Legacy only] [UEFI driver first]
2.8.9
Secure Boot
Allows you to configure the Windows® Secure Boot settings and manage its keys to protect
the system from unauthorized access and malwares during POST.
OS Type [Windows UEFI mode]
Allows you to select your installed operating system.
[Windows UEFI mode]This item allows you to select your installed operating system.
Execute the Microsoft® Secure Boot check. Only select this
option when booting on Windows® UEFI mode or other Microsoft®
Secure Boot compliant OS.
[Other OS]Get the optimized function when booting on Windows® non-UEFI
mode. Microsoft® Secure Boot only supports Windows® UEFI
mode.
Key Management
This allows you to manage the Secure Boot keys.
Install Default Secure Boot keys
This item allows you to clear all default Secure Boot keys.
Save Secure Boot Keys
This item allows you to save the PK (Platform Keys) to a USB storage device.
PK Management
The Platform Key (PK) locks and secures the firmware from any non-permissible
changes. The system verifies the PK before your system enters the OS.
Set New Key
This item allows you to load the downloaded PK from a USB storage device.
The PK file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable.
Delete Key
This item allows you to delete the PK from your system. Once the PK is deleted, all the
system’s Secure Boot keys will not be active.
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KEK Management
Key-exchange Key (KEK) refers to Microsoft® Secure Boot Key-Enrollment Key (KEK).
Delete Key
Allows you to delete the KEK from your system.
Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Set New Key
Allows you to load the downloaded KEK from a USB storage device.
Append Key
Allows you to load the additional KEK from a storage device for an additional db and
dbx loaded management.
The KEK file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable.
DB Management
Delete Key
Allows you to delete the db file from your system.
Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Set New Key
Allows you to load the downloaded db from a USB storage device.
Append Key
Allows you to load the additional db from a storage device so that more images can be
loaded securely.
The db file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable. DBX Management
DBX Management
Delete Key
Allows you to delete the dbx file from your system.
Set New Key
Allows you to load the downloaded dbx from a USB storage device.
Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Append Key
Allows you to load the additional dbx from a storage device so that more db’s images
cannot be loaded.
The dbx file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable.
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Boot Option Priorities
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The
number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices
installed in the system.
2.8.11
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To access Windows® OS in Safe Mode, press <F8 > after POST (Windows® 8 not
supported).
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To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo
appears.
Boot Override
These items displays the available devices. The number of device items that appears on
the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Click an item to start
booting from the selected device.
2.9
Tool menu
The Tool menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display the submenu.
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2.9.1
ASUS EZ Flash 3 Utility
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 3. Press [Enter] to launch the ASUS EZ Flash 3 screen.
For more details, see section 2.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 3.
2.9.2
Setup Animator [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Setup animator. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.9.3
ASUS Overclocking Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
The Overclocking Profile items show Not assigned if no profile is created.
Load from Profile
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Key in the profile
number that saved your CMOS settings, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent the
system boot failure!
•
We recommend that you update the BIOS file only coming from the same memory/
CPU configuration and BIOS version.
Profile Name
Allows you to create a name for the profile you want to save.
Save to Profile
Allows you to save the current BIOS settings to the BIOS Flash, and create a profile. Key in a
profile number from one to eight, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
Load/Save Profile from/to USB Drive
This item allows you to load or save profile from your USB drive, load and save profile to your
USB drive.
2.9.4
ASUS SPD Information
DIMM Slot number [DIMM_A1]
Displays the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) information of the DIMM module installed on the
selected slot. Configuration options: [DIMM_A1] [DIMM_B1] [DIMM_A2] [DIMM_B2]
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2.10
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal default values for the BIOS items, and
save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Load Optimized Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup
menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation window appears.
Select OK to load the default values.
Save Changes & Reset
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit menu to
ensure the values you selected are saved. When you select this option or if you press <F10>,
a confirmation window appears. Select OK to save changes and exit.
Discard Changes & Exit
This option allows you to exit the Setup program without saving your changes. When you
select this option or if you press <Esc>, a confirmation window appears. Select OK to discard
changes and exit.
Launch EFI Shell from USB drives
This option allows you to attempt to launch the EFI Shell application (shellx64.efi) from one of
the available USB devices.
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Chapter 2: Getting started
Appendices
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.
•
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.
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IC: Canadian Compliance Statement
Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS
210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian
interference-causing equipment regulations.
This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
Cut appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Cet appareil est conforme aux normes CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada. Le
fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes :
(1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interférences et
(2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer
un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department
of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement
Class B ITE
KC: Korea Warning Statement
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Appendices
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at
ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin
indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in
municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol
of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal
waste.
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards
for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to
responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging
materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for detailed recycling
information in different regions.
Regional notice for California
WARNING: This product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
Google™ License Terms
Copyright© 2016 Google Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the “License”); you may not use this file
except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at:
http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the
License is distributed on an “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF
ANY KIND, either express or implied.
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the
License.
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English ASUSTeK Computer Inc. hereby declares that this device is in
compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of
related Directives. Full text of EU declaration of conformity available at:
www.asus.com/support
Français AsusTek Computer Inc. déclare par la présente que cet appareil est
conforme aux critères essentiels et autres clauses pertinentes des directives
concernées. La déclaration de conformité de l’UE peut être téléchargée à
partir du site Internet suivant : www.asus.com/support.
Deutsch ASUSTeK Computer Inc. erklärt hiermit, dass dieses Gerät mit
den wesentlichen Anforderungen und anderen relevanten Bestimmungen
der zugehörigen Richtlinien übereinstimmt. Der gesamte Text der EUKonformitätserklärung ist verfügbar unter: www.asus.com/support
Italiano ASUSTeK Computer Inc. con la presente dichiara che questo
dispositivo è conforme ai requisiti essenziali e alle altre disposizioni pertinenti
con le direttive correlate. Il testo completo della dichiarazione di conformità
UE è disponibile all’indirizzo: www.asus.com/support
Русский Компания ASUS заявляет, что это устройство соответствует
основным требованиям и другим соответствующим условиям
соответствующих директив. Подробную информацию, пожалуйста,
смотрите на www.asus.com/support
Български С настоящото ASUSTeK Computer Inc. декларира, че това
устройство е в съответствие със съществените изисквания и другите
приложими постановления на свързаните директиви. Пълният текст на
декларацията за съответствие на ЕС е достъпна на адрес:
www.asus.com/support
Hrvatski ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ovim izjavljuje da je ovaj uređaj sukladan
s bitnim zahtjevima i ostalim odgovarajućim odredbama vezanih direktiva.
Cijeli tekst EU izjave o sukladnosti dostupan je na: www.asus.com/support
Čeština Společnost ASUSTeK Computer Inc. tímto prohlašuje, že toto
zařízení splňuje základní požadavky a další příslušná ustanovení souvisejících
směrnic. Plné znění prohlášení o shodě EU je k dispozici na adrese:
www.asus.com/support
Dansk ASUSTeK Computer Inc. erklærer hermed, at denne enhed er i
overensstemmelse med hovedkravene og andre relevante bestemmelser i de
relaterede direktiver. Hele EU-overensstemmelseserklæringen kan findes på:
www.asus.com/support
Nederlands ASUSTeK Computer Inc. verklaart hierbij dat dit apparaat
voldoet aan de essentiële vereisten en andere relevante bepalingen van
de verwante richtlijnen. De volledige tekst van de EU-verklaring van
conformiteit is beschikbaar op: www.asus.com/support
Eesti Käesolevaga kinnitab ASUSTeK Computer Inc, et see seade vastab
asjakohaste direktiivide oluliste nõuetele ja teistele asjassepuutuvatele
sätetele. EL vastavusdeklaratsiooni täielik tekst on saadaval järgmisel
aadressil: www.asus.com/support
Suomi ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ilmoittaa täten, että tämä laite on
asiaankuuluvien direktiivien olennaisten vaatimusten ja muiden tätä
koskevien säädösten mukainen. EU-yhdenmukaisuusilmoituksen koko teksti
on luettavissa osoitteessa: www.asus.com/support
Ελληνικά Με το παρόν, η AsusTek Computer Inc. δηλώνει ότι αυτή η
συσκευή συμμορφώνεται με τις θεμελιώδεις απαιτήσεις και άλλες σχετικές
διατάξεις των Οδηγιών της ΕΕ. Το πλήρες κείμενο της δήλωσης συμβατότητας
είναι διαθέσιμο στη διεύθυνση: www.asus.com/support
Magyar Az ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ezennel kijelenti, hogy ez az eszköz
megfelel a kapcsolódó Irányelvek lényeges követelményeinek és egyéb
vonatkozó rendelkezéseinek. Az EU megfelelőségi nyilatkozat teljes szövege
innen letölthető: www.asus.com/support
Latviski ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ar šo paziņo, ka šī ierīce atbilst saistīto
Direktīvu būtiskajām prasībām un citiem citiem saistošajiem nosacījumiem.
Pilns ES atbilstības paziņojuma teksts pieejams šeit: www.asus.com/support
Lietuvių „ASUSTeK Computer Inc.“ šiuo tvirtina, kad šis įrenginys atitinka
pagrindinius reikalavimus ir kitas svarbias susijusių direktyvų nuostatas. Visą
ES atitikties deklaracijos tekstą galima rasti: www.asus.com/support
Norsk ASUSTeK Computer Inc. erklærer herved at denne enheten er i
samsvar med hovedsaklige krav og andre relevante forskrifter i relaterte
direktiver. Fullstendig tekst for EU-samsvarserklæringen finnes på:
www.asus.com/support
Polski Firma ASUSTeK Computer Inc. niniejszym oświadcza, że
urządzenie to jest zgodne z zasadniczymi wymogami i innymi właściwymi
postanowieniami powiązanych dyrektyw. Pełny tekst deklaracji zgodności UE
jest dostępny pod adresem: www.asus.com/support
Português A ASUSTeK Computer Inc. declara que este dispositivo está em
conformidade com os requisitos essenciais e outras disposições relevantes
das Diretivas relacionadas. Texto integral da declaração da UE disponível em:
www.asus.com/support
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Română ASUSTeK Computer Inc. declară că acest dispozitiv se conformează
cerinţelor esenţiale şi altor prevederi relevante ale directivelor conexe. Textul
complet al declaraţiei de conformitate a Uniunii Europene se găseşte la:
www.asus.com/support
Srpski ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ovim izjavljuje da je ovaj uređaj u saglasnosti
sa osnovnim zahtevima i drugim relevantnim odredbama povezanih
Direktiva. Pun tekst EU deklaracije o usaglašenosti je dostupan da adresi:
www.asus.com/support
Slovensky Spoločnosť ASUSTeK Computer Inc. týmto vyhlasuje, že toto
zariadenie vyhovuje základným požiadavkám a ostatým príslušným
ustanoveniam príslušných smerníc. Celý text vyhlásenia o zhode pre štáty EÚ
je dostupný na adrese: www.asus.com/support
Slovenščina ASUSTeK Computer Inc. izjavlja, da je ta naprava skladna z
bistvenimi zahtevami in drugimi ustreznimi določbami povezanih direktiv.
Celotno besedilo EU-izjave o skladnosti je na voljo na spletnem mestu:
www.asus.com/support
Español Por la presente, ASUSTeK Computer Inc. declara que este dispositivo
cumple los requisitos básicos y otras disposiciones pertinentes de las
directivas relacionadas. El texto completo de la declaración de la UE de
conformidad está disponible en: www.asus.com/support
Svenska ASUSTeK Computer Inc. förklarar härmed att denna
enhet överensstämmer med de grundläggande kraven och andra
relevanta föreskrifter i relaterade direktiv. Fulltext av EU-försäkran om
överensstämmelse finns på: www.asus.com/support
Українська ASUSTeK Computer Inc. заявляє, що цей пристрій відповідає
основним вимогам та іншим відповідним положенням відповідних
Директив. Повний текст декларації відповідності стандартам ЄС
доступний на: www.asus.com/support
Türkçe AsusTek Computer Inc., bu aygıtın temel gereksinimlerle ve ilişkili
Yönergelerin diğer ilgili koşullarıyla uyumlu olduğunu beyan eder. AB
uygunluk bildiriminin tam metni şu adreste bulunabilir:
www.asus.com/support
Bosanski ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ovim izjavljuje da je ovaj uređaj usklađen
sa bitnim zahtjevima i ostalim odgovarajućim odredbama vezanih direktiva.
Cijeli tekst EU izjave o usklađenosti dostupan je na: www.asus.com/support
Appendices
ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
Telephone Fax Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Fax
Online support
4F, No. 150, Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei 112, Taiwan
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7798
www.asus.com
+86-21-38429911
+86-21-5866-8722, ext. 9101#
http://qr.asus.com/techserv
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
Telephone+1-510-739-3777
Fax
+1-510-608-4555
Web site
http://www.asus.com/us/
Technical Support
Support fax
Telephone Online support
+1-812-284-0883
+1-812-282-2787
http://qr.asus.com/techserv
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Fax
Web site
Online contact
Harkort Str. 21-23, 40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-959931
http://www.asus.com/de
http://eu-rma.asus.com/sales
Technical Support
Telephone+49-2102-5789555
Support Fax
+49-2102-959911
Online support
http://qr.asus.com/techserv
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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
Asus Computer International
Responsible Party Name:
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Address:
Phone/Fax No:
(510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
hereby declares that the product
Product Name : Motherboard
Model Number : Z170-K,H170-PRO,Z170-P
Conforms to the following specifications:
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
Supplementary Information:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Representative Person’s Name :
Steve Chang / President
Signature :
Date :
Jun. 24, 2015
Ver. 140331
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