Motherboard
P5LD2-VM SE
E2679
First Edition V1
June 2006
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Contents
Notices ................................................................................................ vi
Safety information ............................................................................. vii
About this guide ............................................................................... viii
Typography ......................................................................................... ix
P5LD2-VM SE specifications summary ................................................ x
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
Welcome! .............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Package contents ................................................................. 1-2
1.3
Special features .................................................................... 1-2
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.3.1
Product highlights ................................................... 1-2
1.3.2
Innovative ASUS features ....................................... 1-5
Before you proceed .............................................................. 1-6
Motherboard overview .......................................................... 1-7
1.5.1
Placement direction ................................................ 1-7
1.5.2
Screw holes ............................................................ 1-7
1.5.3
Motherboard layout ................................................ 1-8
Central Processing Unit (CPU) .............................................. 1-9
1.6.1
Installling the CPU ................................................... 1-9
1.6.2
Installling the CPU heatsink and fan ..................... 1-12
1.6.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan .................. 1-14
System memory ................................................................. 1-16
1.7.1
1.8
1.9
Overview ............................................................... 1-16
1.7.2
Memory configurations ......................................... 1-16
1.7.3
DDR2 Qualified Vendors List ................................ 1-17
1.7.4
Installing a DIMM ................................................... 1-18
1.7.5
Removing a DIMM ................................................. 1-18
Expansion slots ................................................................... 1-19
1.8.1
Installing an expansion card .................................. 1-19
1.8.2
Configuring an expansion card .............................. 1-19
1.8.3
Interrupt assignments .......................................... 1-20
1.8.4
PCI slots ................................................................ 1-21
1.8.5
PCI Express x16 .................................................... 1-21
1.8.6
PCI Express x1 ...................................................... 1-21
Jumpers .............................................................................. 1-22
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Contents
1.10
Connectors ......................................................................... 1-23
1.10.1 Rear panel connectors .......................................... 1-23
1.10.2 Internal connectors ............................................... 1-25
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
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Managing and updating your BIOS ........................................ 2-2
2.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk .............................. 2-2
2.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash utility .............................................. 2-3
2.1.3
AFUDOS utility ........................................................ 2-4
2.1.4
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility ................................ 2-6
2.1.5
ASUS Update utility ................................................ 2-8
BIOS setup program ........................................................... 2-11
2.2.1
BIOS menu screen ................................................. 2-12
2.2.2
Menu bar ............................................................... 2-12
2.2.3
Navigation keys .................................................... 2-12
2.2.4
Menu items ........................................................... 2-13
2.2.5
Sub-menu items ................................................... 2-13
2.2.6
Configuration fields .............................................. 2-13
2.2.7
Pop-up window ..................................................... 2-13
2.2.8
Scroll bar .............................................................. 2-13
2.2.9
General help .......................................................... 2-13
Main menu .......................................................................... 2-14
2.3.1
System Time ......................................................... 2-14
2.3.2
System Date ......................................................... 2-14
2.3.3
Legacy Diskette A ................................................ 2-14
2.3.4
Primary, Third and Fourth IDE Master/Slave ......... 2-15
2.3.5
IDE Configuration .................................................. 2-16
2.3.6
System Information .............................................. 2-18
Advanced menu .................................................................. 2-19
2.4.1
JumperFree Configuration .................................... 2-19
2.4.2
USB Configuration ................................................. 2-22
2.4.3
CPU Configuration ................................................. 2-23
2.4.4
Chipset ................................................................. 2-25
2.4.5
Onboard Devices Configuration ............................ 2-26
2.4.6
PCI PnP ................................................................. 2-28
Contents
2.5
2.6
2.7
Power menu ........................................................................ 2-29
2.5.1
Suspend Mode ...................................................... 2-29
2.5.2
ACPI 2.0 Support .................................................. 2-29
2.5.3
ACPI APIC Support ................................................ 2-29
2.5.4
APM Configuration ................................................ 2-30
2.5.5
Hardware Monitor ................................................. 2-32
Boot menu .......................................................................... 2-34
2.6.1
Boot Device Priority .............................................. 2-34
2.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 2-35
2.6.3
Security ................................................................ 2-36
Exit menu ........................................................................... 2-38
Chapter 3: Software support
3.1
Installing an operating system ............................................. 3-2
3.2
Support CD information ........................................................ 3-2
3.2.1
Running the support CD ......................................... 3-2
3.2.2
Drivers menu .......................................................... 3-3
3.2.3
Utilities menu .......................................................... 3-4
3.2.4
Manuals menu ......................................................... 3-5
3.2.5
ASUS Contact information ...................................... 3-6
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics
card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or
modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate
this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from
the electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that
the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables
are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing
system before you add a device.
• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard,
ensure that all power cables are unplugged.
• Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord.
These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your
area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you
are using, contact your local power company.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read
all the manuals that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
product in any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and
configuring the motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This manual contains the following parts:
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new
technology it supports. This chapter also lists the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform when installing system
components. It includes description of the jumpers and connectors on
the motherboard.
•
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
•
Chapter 3: Software support
This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes
with the motherboard package.
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.
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Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
D A N G E R / W A R N I N G : Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
C A U T I O N : Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
I M P O R T A N T : Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
N O T E : Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase
<Key>
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign means
that you must press the enclosed key
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or
Return key
<Key1+Key2+Key3>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the
key names are linked with a plus sign (+)
Example: <Ctrl+Alt+D>
Command
Means that you must type the command exactly as shown,
then supply the required item or value enclosed in
brackets
Example: At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /i[filename]
afudos /iP5LD2VMS.ROM
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P5LD2-VM SE specifications summary
CPU
LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Extreme/Core™2 Duo/
Pentium® D/Pentium® 4/Celeron® D processors
Compatible with Intel® 05B/05A/06B processors
Supports Intel® Enhanced Memory 64 Technology (EM64T)
Supports Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST)
Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Chipset
Northbridge: Intel® 945G
Southbridge: Intel® ICH7
Front Side Bus
1066(Support Intel® Core™2 Processors only)
/800/533 MHz
Memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
2 x DIMM, max. 2GB, DDR2 667/533 MHz,
non-ECC, un-bufferred DIMMs
VGA
Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Expansion slots
1 x PCI Express x16 slot for discrete graphics cards
1 x PCI Express x1
2 x PCI slots
Storage
Intel® ICH7 SouthBridge supports:
- 1 x Ultra DMA 100/66/33
- 4 x Serial ATA 3Gb/s ports
Audio
Realtek® ALC882 8-channel High-Definition audio CODEC
S/PDIF out interface support
Universal Audio Jack (UAJ®) Sensing Technology support
LAN
Intel® Gigabit LAN controller
USB
Supports up to 8 USB 2.0 ports
Rear panel
1 x Parallel port
1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x VGA port
1 x Serial port (COM)
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
8-channel high-definition audio I/O ports
(continued on the next page)
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BIOS features
4 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, DMI2.0,
SM BIOS 2.3, ASUS EZ Flash, CrashFree BIOS2, C.P.R.
(CPU Parameter Recall)
Special features
ASUS AI Overclocking
ASUS EZ Flash
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2
ASUS MyLogo™
ASUS CPR (CPU Parameter Recall)
I n d u s t r y s t a n d a r d PCI 2.2, USB 2.0
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE,
Chassis Intrussion
Internal
connectors
2 x USB 2.0 connectors for 4 additional USB 2.0 ports
1 x CPU fan connector
1 x Chassis fan connector
1 x 24-pin EATX power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12 V power connector
1 x CD in connector
1 x Chassis intrusion connector
1 x Front panel high-definition audio connector
1 x S/PDIF out connector
Power
Requirement
ATX power supply (with 24-pin and 4-pin 12 V plugs)
Form Factor
Micro-ATX form factor: 9.6 in x 9.6 in
Support CD
contents
Device drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Live Update utility
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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This chapter describes the motherboard
features and the new technologies
it supports.
1
Product
introduction
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1.1
Welcome!
T h a n k y o u f o r b u y i n g a n A S U S® P 5 L D 2 - V M S E m o t h e r b o a r d !
The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies,
making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it,
check the items in your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
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Cables
1 x Serial ATA signal cables
1 x Ultra DMA 133 cable
1 x Floppy disk drive cable
Accessories
I/O shield
Application CDs
ASUS motherboard support CD
Documentation
User guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
1.3
Special features
1.3.1
Product highlights
Latest processor technology
The motherboard comes with a 775-pin surface mount Land Grid Array
(LGA) socket designed for the Intel® Pentium® D, Intel® Pentium® 4 or Intel®
Celeron® processor in the 775-land package. The motherboard supports
the Intel® Pentium® 4 or Intel® Pentium® D processor with 800/533 MHz
Front Side Bus (FSB). The motherboard also supports the Intel®
Hyper-Threading Technology and is fully compatible with Intel® 05B/05A/
06B processors. See page 1-9 for details.
Intel® Dual-Core Technology CPU support
The motherboard supports dual-core processors containing two physical
CPU cores with dedicated L2 caches to meet demands for more powerful
processing. See page 1-9 for details.
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Intel® Core™2 Processor Ready
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processor in the
LGA775 package. With the new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture technology
and 1066 / 800 MHz FSB, Intel® Core™2 processor is one of the most
powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world.
Intel® 945G chipset
The Intel® 945G graphics memory controller hub (GMCH) and the ICH7 I/O
controller hub provide the vital interfaces for the motherboard. The GMCH
features the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950, an integrated graphics
engine for enhanced 3D, 2D, and video capabilities. The GMCH provides the
interface for a processor in the 775-land package with 1066/800/533
MHz front side bus (FSB), dual channel DDR2 at speeds of up to 667 MHz,
and PCI Express x16 graphics card.
The Intel® ICH7 Southbridge represents the seventh generation I/O
controller hub that provides the interface for PCI Express and 8-channel
high definition audio.
DDR2 memory support
The motherboard supports DDR2 memory which features data transfer rates
of 667 MHz (FSB 800) or 533 MHz (FSB 1066/800) to meet the higher
bandwidth requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet
applications. The dual-channel DDR2 architecture doubles the bandwidth of
your system memory to boost system performance, eliminating bottlenecks
with peak bandwidths of up to 10.6 GB/s. See pages 1-16 to 1-18 for
details.
PCI Express™ interface
The motherboard fully supports PCI Express, the latest I/O interconnect
technology that speeds up the PCI bus. PCI Express features point-to-point
serial interconnections between devices and allows higher clockspeeds by
carrying data in packets. This high speed interface is software compatible with
existing PCI specifications. See page 1-21 for details.
64-bit CPU support
The motherboard supports 64-bit processors that provides
high-performance computing and faster memory access required for
memory and data intensive applications.
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AI Overclocking
This feature allows convenient overclocking up to 30 percent (depending
on the installed CPU and DRAM) to enhance system performance while still
maintaining system stability. See section “2.4.1 JumperFree Configuration”
to set the BIOS items for overclocking.
Serial ATA technology
The motherboard supports the Serial ATA technology through the Serial ATA
interfaces and the Intel® ICH7 chipset. The SATA specification allows for
thinner, more flexible cables with lower pin count, reduced voltage
requirement, and up to 300 MB/s data transfer rate.
8-channel high definition audio
The onboard Realtek® ALC882 8-channel high-definition audio CODEC
provides 192 KHz/ 24-bit audio output, jack-sensing and restasking
functions. With the 8-channel audio ports and S/PDIF interfaces, you can
connect your computer to home theater decoders to produce crystal-clear
digital audio.
S/PDIF digital sound ready
The motherboard supports the S/PDIF Out function through the S/PDIF
interfaces at midboard. The S/PDIF technology turns your computer into a
high-end entertainment system with digital connectivity to powerful audio and
speaker systems. See page 1-28 for details.
Temperature, fan, and voltage monitoring
The CPU temperature is monitored by the ASIC (integrated in the Winbond
Super I/O) to prevent overheating and damage. The system fan rotations
per minute (RPM) is monitored for timely failure detection. The ASIC
monitors the voltage levels to ensure stable supply of current for critical
components. See pages 2-32 and 2-33 for details.
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1.3.2
Innovative ASUS features
CrashFree BIOS 2
This feature allows you to restore the original BIOS data from the support CD
in case when the BIOS codes and data are corrupted. This protection
eliminates the need to buy a replacement ROM chip. See details on page 2-6.
ASUS MyLogo™
ASUS MyLogo™ personalize and add style to your system with
customizable boot logos. See page 2-35.
ASUS EZ Flash BIOS
With the ASUS EZ Flash, you can easily update the system BIOS even
before loading the operating system. No need to use a DOS-based utility or
boot from a floppy disk. See page 2-3 for details.
C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
The C.P.R. feature of the motherboard BIOS allows automatic re-setting to
the BIOS default settings in case the system hangs due to overclocking.
When the system hangs due to overclocking, C.P.R. eliminates the need to
open the system chassis and clear the RTC data. Simply shut down and
reboot the system, and the BIOS automatically restores the CPU default
setting for each parameter.
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1.4
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard
components or change any motherboard settings.
•
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or to
a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded
antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure
that the ATX power supply is switched off or the
p o w e r c o r d i s d e t a c h e d f r o m t h e p o w e r s u p p l y . Failure
to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals,
and/or components.
Onboard LED
®
P5LD2-VM SE
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.
SB_PWR
P5LD2-VM SE Onboard LED
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ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
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1.5
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis
to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage
motherboard components.
1.5.1
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the
chassis in the correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the
rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image below.
1.5.2
Screw holes
Place eight (8) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the
motherboard to the chassis.
®
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
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1.5.3
Motherboard layout
CPU_FAN
Super
I/O
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
COM1
®
Intel
GMCH
945G
Top:Rear Speaker Out
Center:
Side Speaker Out
Below:
Center/Subwoofer
Top:Line In
Center:Line Out
Below:Mic In
FLOPPY
EATXPWR
LAN_USB34
DDR DIMM_B2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
F_USB12
DDR DIMM_A2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
®
VGA1
P5LD2-VM SE
PARALLEL PORT
LGA775
CHA_FAN
Intel
Gigabit LAN
PRI_IDE
PCIEX16
Intel FWH
4Mb
®
Intel
ICH7
SB_PWR
PCI2
SATA3
CD
PCIEX1_1
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
SATA1
1-8
SPDIF_OUT
SATA4
SATA2
BUZZ
CLRTC
AAFP
PLED
CHASSIS
SPEAKER
PCI1
USB56
F_PANEL
ATX12V
USB78
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1.6
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA775 socket designed for
the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor in the 775-land package.
1.6.1
•
Your boxed Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 processor package should
come with installation instructions for the CPU, fan and heatsink
assembly. If the instructions in this section do not match the CPU
documentation, follow the latter.
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, make sure that the PnP cap is
on the socket and the socket pins are not bent. Contact your
retailer immediately if the PnP cap is missing, or if you see any
damage to the PnP cap/socket pins/motherboard components.
ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/
transit-related.
•
Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process
Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the
motherboard comes with the cap on the LGA775 socket.
•
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket pins
resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/
loss/incorrect removal of the PnP cap.
Installling the CPU
To install a CPU:
®
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
P5LD2-VM SE
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P5LD2-VM SE CPU Socket 775
Before installing the CPU, make sure that the socket box is facing
towards you and the load lever is on your left.
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2.
Press the load lever with your thumb (A) and move it to the left (B)
until it is released from the retention tab.
PnP Cap
Retention tab
A
Load lever
B
This side of the cam
box should face you.
To prevent damage to the socket pins, do not remove the PnP cap
unless you are installing a CPU.
3.
Lift the load lever in the direction
of the arrow to a 135º angle.
4.
Lift the load plate with your
thumb and forefinger to a 100º
angle (A), then push the PnP cap
from the load plate window to
remove (B).
B
A
Load plate
5.
Position the CPU over the
socket, making sure that
the gold triangle is on
the bottom-left corner of
the socket. The socket
alignment key should fit
into the CPU notch.
Alignment key
Gold triangle mark
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6.
Close the load plate (A), then
push the load lever (B) until it
snaps into the retention tab.
A
B
The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into
the socket to prevent bending the connectors on the socket and
damaging the CPU!
The motherboard supports Intel® Pentium® D or Intel® Pentium® 4
LGA775 processors with the Intel® Enhanced Memory 64 Technology
(EM64T), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST), and
Hyper-Threading Technology. Refer to the Appendix for more
information on these CPU features.
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1.6.2
Installling the CPU heatsink and fan
®
The Intel Pentium® 4 LGA775 processor requires a specially designed
heatsink and fan assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and
performance.
•
Install the motherboard to the chassis before you install the CPU fan
and heatsink assembly
•
When you buy a boxed Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, the package
includes the CPU fan and heatsink assembly. If you buy a CPU
separately, make sure that you use only Intel®-certified
multi-directional heatsink and fan.
•
Your Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 heatsink and fan assembly comes in
a push-pin design and requires no tool to install.
If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, make sure
that a Thermal Interface Material is properly applied to the CPU heatsink
or CPU before you install the heatsink and fan assembly.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
Place the heatsink on top of the
installed CPU, making sure that
the four fasteners match the
holes on the motherboard.
Fastener
Motherboard hole
Make sure each fastener is oriented as shown, with the narrow groove
directed outward.
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A
B
B
A
B
A
A
B
When the fan and heatsink assembly is in place, connect the CPU fan
cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN.
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3.
Push down two fasteners at a
time in a diagonal sequence to
secure the heatsink and fan
assembly in place.
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2.
CPU_FAN
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
P5LD2-VM SE CPU fan connector
Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring
errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
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1.6.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
Disconnect the CPU fan
cable from the connector
on the motherboard.
2.
Rotate each fastener
counterclockwise.
3.
Pull up two fasteners at a
time in a diagonal sequence
to disengage the heatsink
and fan assembly from the
motherboard.
B
A
A
B
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A
B
B
A
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4.
Remove the heatsink and fan
assembly from the
motherboard.
5.
Rotate each fastener
clockwise to reset the
orientation.
Narrow end of the groove
The narrow end of the
groove should point
outward after resetting.
(The photo shows the
groove shaded for
emphasis.)
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1.7
System memory
1.7.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline
Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets.
A DDR2 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR DIMM but has a
240-pin footprint compared to the 184-pin DDR DIMM. DDR2 DIMMs are
notched differently to prevent installation on a DDR DIMM socket.
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DIMM_B2
P5LD2-VM SE
DIMM_A2
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets:
P5LD2-VM SE 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
Channel
Sockets
Channel A
DIMM_A2
Channel B
DIMM_B2
1.7.2
Memory configurations
You may install 256 MB, 512 MB and 1 GB unbuffered non-ECC DDR2
DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.
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•
For dual-channel configuration, the total size of memory module(s)
installed per channel must be the same (DIMM_A2= DIMM_B2).
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules
from the same vendor. Refer to the DDR2 Qualified Vendors List on
the next page for details.
•
Due to chipset resource allocation, the system may detect less than
2 GB system memory when you installed two 1 GB DDR2 memory
modules.
•
This motherboard does not support memory modules made up of
128 Mb chips or double sided x16 memory modules.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.7.3
DDR2 Qualified Vendors List
The following table lists the memory modules that have been tested and
qualified for use with this motherboard. Visit the ASUS website
(www.asus.com) for the latest DDR2 DIMM modules for this motherboard.
DDR2 533 Qualified Vendors List
Size
Vendor
512MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
1024MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
1024MB
256MB
512MB
1024MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
CORSAIR
MICRON
MICRON
MICRON
MICRON
Kingston
Kingston
Kingston
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
Model
M378T6553BG0-CD5
M378T3253FG0-CD5
M378T6453FG0-CD5
HYS64T64000GU-3.7-A
HYS64T32000HU-3.7-A
HYS64T128020HU-3.7-A
HYS64T64000HU-3.7-A
CM2X512-4200
MT16HTF6464AG-53EB2
MT16HTF12864AY-53EA1
MT8HTF3264AY-53EB3
MT16HTF6464AY-53EB2
D6408TE7BL-37
E5116AB-5C-E
HY5PS56821F-C4
HYMP564U648-C4
HY5PS1282AFP-C3
HYMP512U648-C4
EBE51UD8ABFA-5C
EBE11UD8ABFA-5C-E
Brand
N/A
N/A
N/A
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
N/A
MICRON
MICRON
MICRON
MICRON
N/A
N/A
ELPIDA
N/A
N/A
N/A
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
Side(s)
SS
SS
DS
SS
SS
DS
SS
DS
DS
DS
SS
DS
DS
SS
SS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
Component
K4T51083QB-GCD5
K4T56083QF-GCD5
K4T56083QF-GCD5
HYB18T512800AC37
HYB18T512160AF-3.7
HYB18T512800AF37
HYB18T512800AF37
N/A
4FBIID9BQM
4JAIID9CRZ
4FBIID9CHM
4FBIID9CHM
E5108AB-5C-E
HYB18T512160AC-3.7
E5108AB-5C-E
HY5PS12821F-C4
HYMP564U64AP8-C3
HY5PS12821FP-C4
E5108AB-5C-E
E5108AB-5C-E
DIMM support
A
B
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
DDR2 667 Qualified Vendors List
Size
512MB
1024MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
1024MB
256MB
512MB
1024MB
Vendor
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
MICRON
MICRON
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
Model
HYMP564U64AP8-Y5
HYMP512U64AP8-Y4
HYMP564U64AP8-Y4
MT8HTF3264AY-667B5
MT8HTF3264AY-667B6
HYS64T64000HU-3S-A
HYS64T32000HU-3S-A
HYS64T128020HU-3S-A
EBE25UC8ABFA-6E-E
EBE51UD8AEFA-6E-E
EBE11UD8AEFA-6E-E
S i d e ( s ) : S S - Single Sided
Brand
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
MICRON
MICRON
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
N/A
Side(s)
SS
DS
SS
SS
SS
SS
SS
DS
SS
SS
DS
Component
HY5PS12821AFP-Y5
HY5PS12821AFP-Y4
HY5PS12821AFP-Y4
4SB42D9CZM
5FB42D9DPN
HYB18T512800AF3S
HYB18T512160AF-3S
HYB18T512800AF3S
E2508AB-GE-E
E5108AE-GE-E
N/A
DIMM support
A
B
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
D S - Double Sided
DIMM Support:
A - supports one module inserted into either slot, in a Single-channel memory
configuration.
B - supports on pair of modules inserted into the slots as one pair of Dual-channel
memory configuration.
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1.7.4
Installing a DIMM
Unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other
system components. Failure to do so can cause severe damage to both
the motherboard and the components.
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To install a DIMM:
1.
Unlock a DIMM socket by
pressing the retaining clips
outward.
2.
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the
DIMM matches the break on
the socket.
3.
3
DDR2 DIMM notch
1
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the
DIMM is properly seated.
Unlocked retaining clip
1.7.5
•
A DDR2 DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one
direction. Do not force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the
DIMM.
•
The DDR2 DIMM sockets do not support DDR DIMMs. DO not install
DDR DIMMs to the DDR2 DIMM sockets.
Removing a DIMM
Follow these steps to remove a DIMM.
1.
Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
Support the DIMM lightly with
your fingers when pressing the
retaining clips. The DIMM might
get damaged when it flips out
with extra force.
2.
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2
1
1
DDR2 DIMM notch
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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1.8
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following
sub-sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing
expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and
damage motherboard components.
1.8.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
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.
1.8.2
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. Refer to the tables on the next page.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
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1.8.3
Interrupt assignments
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
0
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Standard Function
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Re-direct to IRQ#9
Communications Port (COM1)*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
Floppy Disk Controller
Printer Port (LPT1)*
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port*
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
A
PCI slot 1
PCI slot 2
PCI Express x16 slot
PCI Express x1 slot
Onboard USB controller 1
Onboard USB controller 2
Onboard USB controller 3
Onboard USB controller 4
Onboard USB 2.0 controller
Onboard IDE port
Onboard HD audio
Onboard LAN
B
C
D
E
F
G
—
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
shared
shared
—
—
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
— shared
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
shared —
—
—
—
—
—
— shared
—
—
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—
—
shared —
—
—
—
—
—
shared —
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
—
—
H
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
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.
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1.8.4
PCI slots
The PCI slots support cards such as
a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card,
and other cards that comply with
PCI specifications. The figure shows
a LAN card installed on a PCI slot.
1.8.6
1.8.5
PCI Express x16
This motherboard supports one PCI
Express x16 graphics card. The
figure shows a graphics card
installed on the PCI Express x16
slot.
PCI Express x1
This motherboard supports PCI
Express x1 network cards, SCSI
cards and other cards that comply
with the PCI Express specifications.
The figure shows a network card
installed on the PCI Express x1 slot.
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1.9
1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system
setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard
button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include
system setup information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1.
Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2.
Remove the onboard battery.
3.
Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the
cap on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back to
pins 1-2.
4.
Re-install the battery.
5.
Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6.
Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
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P5LD2-VM SE
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC
jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
CLRTC
1 2
P5LD2-VM SE Clear RTC RAM
Normal
(Default)
2 3
Clear CMOS
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to
overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R. (CPU
Parameter Recall) feature. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS
can automatically reset parameter settings to default values.
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1.10
Connectors
1.10.1 Rear panel connectors
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
14
1.
2.
3.
13
12
11
10
9
P S / 2 m o u s e p o r t ( g r e e n ) . This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
P a r a l l e l p o r t . This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner,
or other devices.
L A N ( R J - 4 5 ) p o r t . This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local
Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the table below
for the LAN port LED indications.
LAN port LED indications
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
Status
Description
Status
OFF
No link
OFF
10 Mbps connection
GREEN
Linked
ORANGE
100 Mbps connection
BLINKING
Data activity
GREEN
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
Description
LAN port
1 Gbps connection
4.
R e a r S p e a k e r O u t p o r t ( o r a n g e ) . This port connects the rear
speakers on a 4-channel, 6-channel, or 8-channel audio configuration.
5.
S i d e S p e a k e r O u t p o r t ( b l a c k ) . This port connects the side
speakers in an 8-channel audio configuration.
6.
L i n e I n p o r t ( l i g h t b l u e ) . This port connects a tape, CD, DVD
player, or other audio sources.
L i n e O u t p o r t ( l i m e ) . This port connects a headphone or a
speaker. In 4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel configuration, the
function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.
7.
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8.
9.
M i c r o p h o n e p o r t ( p i n k ) . This port connects a microphone.
C e n t e r / S u b w o o f e r p o r t ( g r a y ) . This port connects the center/
subwoofer speakers.
Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the
audio ports in 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Light Blue
2-channel
(Headset)
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Line In
Line In
Line In
Line In
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Mic In
Mic In
Mic In
Orange
—
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Black
—
—
—
Side Speaker Out
Gray
—
—
Center/Subwoofer
Center/Subwoofer
1 0 . U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s 3 a n d 4 . These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus
(USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
1 1 . U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s 1 a n d 2 . These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus
(USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
1 2 . V G A p o r t . This 15-pin VGA port connects to a VGA monitor.
1 3 . S e r i a l c o n n e c t o r . This 9-pin COM1 port is for serial devices.
1 4 . P S / 2 k e y b o a r d p o r t ( p u r p l e ) . This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
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1.10.2 Internal connectors
1.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable.
Insert one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other
end to the signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
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P5LD2-VM SE
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection
when using an FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
FLOPPY
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
PIN 1
P5LD2-VM SE Floppy disk drive connector
2.
Primary IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
These connectors are for Ultra DMA 100/66 signal cables. The Ultra
DMA 100/66 signal cable has three connectors: a blue connector for
the primary IDE connector on the motherboard, a black connector for
an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE slave device (optical drive/hard disk drive),
and a gray connector for an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE master device (hard
disk drive). If you install two hard disk drives, you must configure the
second drive as a slave device by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer
to the hard disk documentation for the jumper settings.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE devices.
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Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole
on the Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion
when you connect the IDE cable.
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PRI_IDE
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
PIN 1
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GND
RSATA_RXN4
RSATA_RXP4
GND
RSATA_TXN4
RSATA_TXP4
GND
GND
RSATA_RXN3
RSATA_RXP3
GND
RSATA_TXN3
RSATA_TXP3
GND
SATA4
SATA1
SATA2
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
SATA3
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
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Serial ATA connectors
(7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA
hard disk drives.
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3.
P5LD2-VM SE SATA connectors
Install the Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows® XP Service
Pack1 or later before using Serial ATA.
4.
Speaker connector (4-pin SPEAKER)
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This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning
speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
SPEAKER
+5V
GND
GND
Speak Out
1
P5LD2-VM SE Speaker out connector
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5.
CPU, Power and Chassis fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350mA~740mA (8.88W
max.) or a total of 1A~2.22A (26.64W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan
cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors.
Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on the
fan connectors.
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CPU_FAN
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
CHA_FAN
GND
+12V
Rotation
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SPDIFOUT
GND
SPDIF_OUT
+5V
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Digital Audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
This connector is for the S/PDIF audio module to allow digital sound
output. Connect one end of the S/PDIF audio cable to this connector
and the other end to the S/PDIF module.
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6.
P5LD2-VM SE Digital audio connector
The S/PDIF out module is purchased separately.
7.
Power LED connector (3-pin PLED)
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This 3-pin connector is for the system power LED. The system power
LED lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when
the system is in sleep mode.
PLED
PLEDNC
PLED+
1
P5LD2-VM SE Power LED connector
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8.
ATX power connectors
(24-pin EATXPWR a n d 4-pin ATX12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply
plugs are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation.
Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors
completely fit.
•
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12 V power plug;
otherwise, the system will not boot.
•
Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when
configuring a system with more power-consuming devices. The
system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is
inadequate.
•
Make sure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least
the minimum power required by your system. See the table below
for details.
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EATXPWR
P5LD2-VM SE ATX power
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+3 Volts
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
Ground
GND +12V DC
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Volts
connectors
+3 Volts
ATX12V
GND +12V DC
Ground
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
-5 Volts
Ground
Ground
Ground
PSON#
Ground
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
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9.
Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)
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This connector is for the 4-pin audio cable that connects to the audio
connector at the back of the optical drive.
CD
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Left Audio Channel
P5LD2-VM SE CD audio connector
Enable the CD-IN function in the audio utility when using this
connector.
1 0 . USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78)
P5LD2-VM SE USB 2.0 connectors
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1
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
USB78
1
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
USB56
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
USB+5V
USB_P6USB_P6+
GND
NC
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These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the optional
USB module cable to any of these connectors, then install the module
to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. These USB
connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to
480 Mbps connection speed.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1 1 . Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module
that supports either HD Audio or legacy AC’97 audio standard.
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
NC
AGND
NC
NC
SENSE2_RETUR
GND
PRESENCE#
SENSE1_RETUR
Legacy AC’97
compliant definition
PORT1 L
PORT1 R
PORT2 R
SENSE_SEND
PORT2 L
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AAFP
Azalia
compliant definition
P5LD2-VM SE Analog front panel connector
It is recommended that you connect a high-definition front panel audio
module to this connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition
audio capability.
1 2 . Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor or
switch. Connect one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch
cable to this connector. The chassis intrusion sensor or switch sends a
high-level signal to this connector when a chassis component is
removed or replaced. The signal is then generated as a chassis
intrusion event.
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By default, the pins labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted
with a jumper cap. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to
use the chassis intrusion detection feature.
CHASSIS
GND
Chassis Signal
(Default)
+5VSB_MB
P5LD2-VM SE Chassis intrusion connector
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This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
F_PANEL
PWRSW
PWRLED
GND
PWR
PWR_LEDPWR_LED+
Reset
Ground
IDE_LEDIDE_LED+
RESET
IDE LED
* Requires an ATX power supply.
P5LD2-VM SE System panel connector
The sytem panel connector is color-coded for easy connection. Refer to
the connector description below for details.
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Power/Soft-off button (Black 2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power
button turns the system ON or puts the system in SLEEP or SOFT-OFF
mode depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for
more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
•
System Power LED connector (2-pin PWRLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. The system power
LED lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when
the system is in sleep mode.
•
Reset button (Blue 2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for
system reboot without turning off the system power.
•
Hard disk drive activity (Red 2-pin IDELED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD
Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes
when data is read from or written to the HDD.
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This chapter tells how to change
the system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions
of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
2
BIOS setup
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2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
A S U S A F U D O S (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable
floppy disk.)
2.
3.
A S U S E Z F l a s h (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk during POST.)
A S U S C r a s h F r e e B I O S 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable
floppy disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.)
4.
A S U S U p d a t e (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy
disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original
motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.
2.1.1
1.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click S t a r t from the Windows® desktop, then select M y
C o m p u t e rr.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click F i l e from the menu, then select F o r m a tt. A F o r m a t 3 1 / 2
F l o p p y D i s k window appears.
e. Select C r e a t e a n M S - D O S s t a r t u p d i s k from the format
options field, then click S t a r tt.
Windows® 2000 environment
To create a set of boot disks for Windows® 2000:
a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. Insert the Windows® 2000 CD to the optical drive.
c. Click S t a r tt, then select R u n
n.
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d. From the Open field, type
D:\bootdisk\makeboot a:
assuming that D: is your optical drive.
e. Press <Enter>, then follow screen instructions to continue.
2.
Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable
floppy disk.
2.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash utility
The ASUS EZ Flash feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to
go through the long process of booting from a floppy disk and using a
DOS-based utility. The EZ Flash utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is
accessible by pressing <Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self Tests
(POST).
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard and rename the same to P 5 L D 2 V M S . R O M
M.
2.
Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk, then restart the system.
3.
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.
EZFlash starting BIOS update
Checking for floppy...
4.
Insert the floppy disk that contains the BIOS file to the floppy disk
drive. When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash performs the BIOS
update process and automatically reboots the system when done.
EZFlash starting BIOS update
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “P5LD2VM.ROM”. Completed.
Start erasing.......|
Start programming...|
Flashed successfully. Rebooting.
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Do not shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent system boot failure!
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A “Floppy not found!” error message appears if there is no floppy
disk in the drive. A “P5LD2VMS.ROM not found!” error message
appears if the correct BIOS file is not found in the floppy disk. Make
sure that you rename the BIOS file to P5LD2VMS.ROM.
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AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment
using a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also
allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when
the BIOS fails or gets corrupted during the updating process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
2.
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Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at
least 600 KB free space to save the file.
•
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS
screen displays may not be exactly the same as shown.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /o[filename]
where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than
eight alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three
alphanumeric characters for the extension name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.ROM
Main filename
3.
Extension name
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy
disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS
file.
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Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact
BIOS filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable
floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /iP5LD2VMS.ROM
4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iP5LD2VMS.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent system boot failure!
5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is
completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
A:\>afudos /iP5LD2VMS.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Verifying flash .. done
A:\>
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2.1.4
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to
restore the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating
process. You can update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard
support CD or the floppy disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
•
Prepare the motherboard support CD or the floppy disk containing
the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
•
Make sure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the
floppy disk to P 5 L D 2 V M S . R O M
M.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the
corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “P5LD2VMS.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
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Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
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Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the
system.
2.
Insert the support CD to the optical drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When no floppy disk is found, the utility automatically checks the
optical drive for the original or updated BIOS file. The utility then
updates the corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
Checking for CD-ROM...
CD-ROM found!
Reading file “P5LD2VM.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this
motherboard. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the
latest BIOS file.
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ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update
the motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility
allows you to:
• Save the current BIOS file
• Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
• Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
• Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
• View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network
or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The D r i v e r s menu appears.
2.
Click the U t i l i t i e s tab, then click I n s t a l l A S U S U p d a t e
X. See page 3-4 for the U t i l i t i e s screen menu.
VX.XX.XX
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
3.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this
utility.
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Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking
Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate
e. The
ASUS Update main window appears.
2.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m
t h e I n t e r n e t option from the
drop-down menu, then click
N e x tt.
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3.
Select the ASUS FTP site
nearest you to avoid network
traffic, or click A u t o S e l e c tt.
Click N e x tt.
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4.
From the FTP site, select the
BIOS version that you wish to
download. Click Next.
5.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself
through the Internet. Always
update the utility to avail all
its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by
clicking S t a r t > P r o g r a m s > A S U S > A S U S U p d a t e >
ASUSUpdate
e. The ASUS Update main window appears.
2.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m a
f i l e option from the drop-down
menu, then click N e x tt.
3.
Locate the BIOS file from the
e.
O p e n window, then click S a v e
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
4.
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2.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can
update using the provided utility described in section “2.1 Managing and
updating your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section
explains how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change
the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can
enable the security password feature or change the power management
settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS
Setup program so that the computer can recognize these changes and
record them in the CMOS RAM of the firmware hub.
The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you
start up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to
run this program. Press <Del> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to
enter the Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctrl+Alt+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis.
You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this
last option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being
a menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus
and make your selections from the available options using the navigation
keys.
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The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most
conditions to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes
unstable after changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings
to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the L o a d
D e f a u l t S e t t i n g s item under the Exit Menu. See section “2.7 Exit
Menu.”
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference
purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your
screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for this motherboard and .
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2.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Menu bar
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Third IDE Slave
Fourth IDE Master
Fourth IDE Slave
IDE Configuration
Configuration fields
[11:51:19]
[Thu 05/07/2004]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
:[ST320413A]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
General help
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Information
Sub-menu items
2.2.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Advanced
For changing the basic system configuration
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Boot
Exit
For changing the system boot configuration
For changing the advanced system settings
For selecting the exit options and loading default
settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
2.2.3
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for
that particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu
and change the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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2.2.4
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that menu.
For example, selecting M a i n shows the
Main menu items.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Language
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
[11:10:19]
[Thu 03/27/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[English]
:[ST320413A]
:[ASUS CD-S340]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
2.2.5
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
System Information
The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot,
and Exit) on the menu bar have their
respective menu items.
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Main menu items
Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the iteam
has a sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press
<Enter>.
2.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is userconfigurable, you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You
cannot select an item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when
selected. To change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to
display a list of options. Refer to “2.2.7 Pop-up window.”
2.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with
the configuration options for that item.
2.2.8
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side
of a menu screen when there are items
that do not fit on the screen. Press the
Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> /
<Page Down> keys to display the other
items on the screen.
Advanced Chipset settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
Memory Acceleration Mode
DRAM Idle Timer
DRAm Refresh Rate
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Graphic Adapter Priority
Graphics Aperture Size
Spread Spectrum
[AGP/PCI]
[ 64 MB]
[Enabled]
ICH Delayed Transaction
[Enabled]
MPS Revision
[1.4]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Pop-up window
2.2.9
General help
At the top right corner of the menu
screen is a brief description of the
selected item.
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2.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears,
giving you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “2.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu
screen items and how to navigate through them.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Third IDE Slave
Fourth IDE Master
Fourth IDE Slave
IDE Configuration
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
[11:51:19]
[Thu 05/07/2004]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
:[ST320413A]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
System Information
2.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xxxx]
Allows you to set the system time.
2.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
2.3.3
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[2.88M, 3.5 in.]
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2.3.4
Primary, Third and Fourth IDE Master/Slave
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE
devices. There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device
item then press <Enter> to display the IDE device information.
Primary IDE Master
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: ST320413A
Size
: 20.0GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
: Supported
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-5
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block(Multi-sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
Smart Monitoring
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items
(Device, Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra
DMA, and SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable.
These items show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to Auto allows automatic selection of
the appropriate IDE device type. Select CDROM if you are specifically
configuring a CD-ROM drive. Select ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device)
if your device is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive. Configuration options:
[Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to Auto enables the LBA mode if
the device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously
formatted with LBA mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to Auto, the
data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if
the device supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled],
the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
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PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0]
[SWDMA1] [SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0]
[UDMA1] [UDMA2] [UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.3.5
IDE Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for
the IDE devices installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter>
if you wish to configure the item.
IDE Configuration
Configure SATA As
Onboard IDE Operate Mode
Enhanced Mode Support On
[Standard IDE]
[Enhanced Mode]
[S-ATA]
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)
[35]
Configure SATA As [Standard IDE]
Sets the Serial ATA configuration.
If you want to use your Serial ATA like a Parallel ATA physical storage
interface, select the Standard IDE option.
Configuration options: [Standard IDE]
Onboard IDE Operate Mode [Enhanced Mode]
Disables or allows selection of the IDE operation mode depending on the
operating system (OS) that you installed. Set to Enhanced Mode if you are
using native OS, such as Windows® 2000/XP.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Compatible Mode] [Enhanced Mode]
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Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA]
The default setting S-ATA allows you to use native OS on Serial ATA
and Parallel ATA ports. We recommend that you do not change the
default setting for better OS compatibility. In this setting, you may
use legacy OS on the Parallel ATA ports o n l y i f you did not install any
Serial ATA device.
The P-ATA+S-ATA and P-ATA options are for advanced users only. If
you set to any of these options and encounter problems, revert to the
default setting S - A T A
A. Configuration options: [P-ATA+S-ATA]
[S-ATA] [P-ATA]
IDE Detect Time Out [35]
Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.
Configuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35]
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System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The
BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu.
AMIBIOS
Version
: 0128
Build Date : 05/11/05
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Genuine Intel(R) CPU 3.20GHz
: 3200 MHz
: 1
System Memory
Size
: 512MB
Appropriated : 0MB
Available
: 504MB
AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information
Processor
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory
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2.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU
and other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Configure CPU.
JumperFree Configuration
USB Configuration
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCI PnP
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
2.4.1
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub-screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
JumperFree Configuration
Configure System Frequency/Voltage
AI Overclocking
[Auto]
Select the target CPU
frequency, and the
relevant parameters
will be auto-adjusted.
Frequencies higher
than CPU manufacturer
recommends are not
guaranteed to be
stable. If the system
AI Overclocking [Auto]
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU
internal frequency. Select either one of the preset overclocking
configuration options:
M a n u a l - allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
A u t o - loads the optimal settings for the system.
S t a n d a r d - loads the standard settings for the system.
O v e r c l o c k P r o f i l e - loads overclocking profiles with optimal parameters
for stability when overclocking.
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The following item appears only when you set the A I O v e r c l o c k i n g
item to [Manual].
CPU Frequency [XXX]
Displays the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus and
PCI bus. The value of this item is auto-detected by the BIOS. Use the < + >
and < - > keys to adjust the CPU frequency. You can also type the desired
CPU frequency using the numeric keypad. The values range from 100 to
400. Refer to the table below for the correct Front Side Bus and CPU
External Frequency settings.
FSB/CPU External Frequency Synchronization
Front Side Bus
CPU External Frequency
FSB 1066
266 MHz
FSB 800
200 MHz
FSB 533
133 MHz
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the DDR2 operating frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [DDR2-533MHz] [DDR-667MHz]
Selecting a very high DRAM frequency may cause the system to become
unstable! If this happens, revert to the default setting.
PCI Express Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the PCI Express frequency. This item is set to [Auto] by
default. Configuration options: [Auto] [90]...[150]
PCI Clock Synchronization Mode [To PCI Express]
Allows you to synchronize the PCI frequency with the PCI Express or CPU
frequency. Configuration options: [To PCI Express] [Fixed 33.3MHz]
[Fixed 36.3MHz] [Fixed 40.0MHz]
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CPU VCore Voltage [Auto]
Sets the operating VCore voltage. Configuration options: [Auto]
[1.7000V] [1.6875V] [1.6750V] [1.6625V] [1.6500V] [1.6375V]
[1.6250V] [1.6125V] [1.6000V] [1.5875V] [1.5750V] [1.5625V]
[1.5500V] [1.5375V] [1.5250V] [1.5125V] [1.5000V] [1.4875V]
[1.4750V] [1.4625V] [1.4500V] [1.4375V] [1.4250V] [1.4125V]
[1.4000V] [1.3875V] [1.3750V] [1.3625V] [1.3500V] [1.3375V]
[1.3250V] [1.3125V] [1.3000V] [1.2875V]
•
Setting to a very high CPU VCore voltage can damage the CPU or
may cause the system to become unstable. If this happens, revert
to default settings.
•
The following item appears only when the A I O v e r c l o c k i n g item
is set to [Overclock Profile].
Overclock Options [Overclock 5%]
Allows you to overclock the CPU speed through the available preset values.
Configuration options: [Overclock 5%] [Overclock 10%] [Overclock 15%]
[Overclock 20%] [Overclock 30%]
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2.4.2
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
USB Configuration
Module Version - 2.23.0-F.4
USB Devices Enabled: None
USB Function
Legacy USB Support
USB 2.0 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[HiSpeed]
[Disabled]
The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the
auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows
None.
USB Function [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for USB devices on legacy
operating systems (OS). Setting to Auto allows the system to detect the
presence of USB devices at startup. If detected, the USB controller legacy
mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is
disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or
Full Speed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [HiSpeed] [Full Speed]
BIOS EHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
Allows you to enable support for operating systems without an EHCI
hand-off feature. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Do not disable the BIOS EHCI Hand-Off option if you are running a
Windows® operating system with USB device.
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2.4.3
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
Configure Advanced CPU settings
Manufacturer:
Brand String:
Frequency
:
FSB Speed
:
Cache L1
Cache L2
Cache L3
Intel
Genuine Intel(R) CPU 3.20GHz
3200 MHz
800 MHz
: 16 KB
: 1024 KB
: 0 KB
Ratio Status: Unlocked (Max:16,
Ratio Actual Value : 16
Ratio CMOS Setting:
VID CMOS Setting:
Microcode Updation
Max CPUID Value Limit
Enhanced C1 Control
CPU Internal Thermal Control
[ 14]
[ 45]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Hyper Threading Technology
Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm) Tech.
[Enabled]
[Automatic]
Sets the ratio between
CPU Core Clock and the
FSB Frequency.
NOTE: If an invalid
ratio is set in CMOS
then actual and
setpoint values may
differ.
Min:14)
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
CPU Lock Free [Auto]
Allows you to adjust the CPU multiplier to 14x. Setting this item to [Auto]
allows the motherboard to automatically reduce the CPU multiplier value for
more flexibility when increasing the external FSB. This item appears only
when you install a processor with CPU Lock Free feature.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Ratio CMOS Setting [ 14]
Sets the ratio between the CPU Core Clock and the Front Side Bus
frequency. The default value of this item is auto-detected by BIOS. Use the
<+> or <-> keys to adjust the values.
VID CMOS Setting [ 45]
Allows you to set the VID CMOS setting at which the processor is to run.
The BIOS auto-detects the default value of this item. Use the <+> or <->
keys to adjust the values.
Microcode Updation [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the microcode updation.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
Enable this item to boot legacy operating systems that cannot support
CPUs with extended CPUID functions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Execute Disable Function [Disabled]
Enables or disables the Execute Disable function. This item appears only
when you install a processor with the Execute Disable function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enhanced C1 Control [Auto]
When set to [Auto], the BIOS will automatically check the CPU’s capability
to enable the C1E support. In C1E mode, the CPU power consumption is
lower when idle. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
CPU Internal Thermal Control [Auto]
Disables or sets the CPU internal thermal control.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Hyper-Threading Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the processor Hyper-Threading Technology.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you installed an Intel® Pentium® D
or Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU that supports the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep®
Technology (EIST).
Intel(R) SpeedStep Technology [Automatic]
Allows you to use the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology. When set to
[Automatic], you can adjust the system power settings in the operating
system to use the EIST feature.
Set this item to [Maximum] or [Disabled] if you do not want to use the EIST.
The CPU constantly operates at a lower internal frequency when you set
this item to [Minimum].
Configuration options: [Automatic] [Disabled]
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Refer to the Appendix for details on how to use the EIST feature.
•
The motherboard comes with a BIOS file that supports EIST.
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
2.4.4
Chipset
The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Advanced Chipset Settings
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
[Enabled]
Booting Graphic Adapter Priori [PCI Express/Int-VG]
Internal Graphics Mode Select
[Enabled, 8MB]
Graphics memory type
[Auto]
Advanced Chipset Settings
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
When this item is enabled, the DRAM timing parameters are set according
to the DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect). When disabled, you can
manually set the DRAM timing parameters through the DRAM sub-items.
The following sub-items appear when this item is Disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DRAM CAS# Latency [5 Clocks]
Controls the latency between the SDRAM read command and the time
the data actually becomes available.
Configuration options: [6 Clocks] [5 Clocks] [4 Clocks] [3 Clocks]
DRAM RAS# Precharge [4 Clocks]
Controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to the DDR
SDRAM. Configuration options: [2 Clocks] [3 Clocks] [4 Clocks]
[5 Clocks] [6 Clocks]
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [4 Clocks]
Controls the latency between the DDR SDRAM active command and
the read/write command. Configuration options: [2 Clocks] [3 Clocks]
[4 Clocks] [5 Clocks] [6 Clocks]
DRAM RAS# Activate to Precharge [15 Clocks]
Sets the RAS Activate timing to Precharge timing.
Configuration options: [1 Clock] [2 Clocks] ~ [18 Clocks]
DRAM Write Recovery Time [4 Clocks]
Sets the DRAM Write Recover Time.
Configuration options: [2 Clocks] [3 Clocks] [4 Clocks] [5 Clocks]
[6 Clocks]
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Booting Graphic Adapter Priority [PCI Express/Int-VGA]
Allows selection of the graphics controller to use as primary boot device.
Configuration options: [Internal VGA] [PCI Express/Int-VGA]
[PCI Express/PCI] [PCI/PCI Express] [PCI/Int-VGA]
Internal Graphics Mode Select [Enabled, 8MB]
Sets the internal graphics mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled, 1MB] [Enabled, 8MB]
Graphics memory type [Auto]
Sets the graphics memory type. Configuration options: [Auto] [DVMT]
[FIX] [DVMT+FIX]
2.4.5
Onboard Devices Configuration
Configure Win627EHF Super IO Chipset
HD Audio Controller
Onboard PCIEX GbE LAN
LAN Option ROM
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Serial Port1 Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Parallel Port IRQ
[3F8/IRQ4]
[378]
[ECP]
[DMA3]
[IRQ7]
HD Audio Controller [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Azalia/AC’97 CODEC.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
OnBoard PCIEX GbE LAN [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard PCI Express Gigabit LAN
controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
LAN Option ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the option ROM in the onboard LAN
controller. This item appears only when the Onboard LAN item is set
to Enabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4]
[2E8/IRQ3]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC]
Parallel Port Mode [ECP]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [Bi-directional] [EPP] [ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Appears only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to [ECP]. This item
allows you to set the Parallel Port ECP DMA.
Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
EPP Version [1.9]
Allows selection of the Parallel Port EPP version. This item appears
only when the P a r a l l e l P o r t M o d e is set to E P P
P.
Configuration options: [1.9] [1.7]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
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2.4.6
PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for
PCI/PnP devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources
for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block
for legacy ISA devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S
PCI Latency Timer
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
Palette Snooping
[No]
[64]
[Yes]
[Disabled]
IRQ-3 assigned to
IRQ-4 assigned to
IRQ-5 assigned to
IRQ-7 assigned to
IRQ-9 assigned to
IRQ-10 assigned to
IRQ-11 assigned to
IRQ-14 assigned to
IRQ-15 assigned to
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Plug and Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set
to [Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating
system configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device
latency timer register. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160]
[192] [224] [248]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card
requests for an IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the
PCI VGA card even if requested. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the pallete snooping feature informs the PCI
devices that an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the
latter can function correctly. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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IRQ-xx assigned to [PCI Device]
When set to [PCI Device], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP
devices. When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA
devices. Configuration options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]
2.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) and the Advanced Power
Management (APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display the
configuration options.
Suspend Mode
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI APIC Support
[Auto]
[No]
[Enabled]
Configure CPU.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
2.5.1
Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) state to be used for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]
2.5.2
ACPI 2.0 Support [No]
Allows you to add more tables for Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) 2.0 specifications. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
2.5.3
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) support in the Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
(ASIC). When set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the
RSDT pointer list. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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APM Configuration
APM Configuration
Power Button Mode
[On/Off]
Restore on AC Power Loss
Power On By RTC Alarm
Power On By External Modems
Power On By PCI Devices
Power On By PCIE Devices
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Enabled or disable
APM.
Power Button Mode [On/Off]
Allows the system to go into On/Off mode or suspend mode when the
power button is pressed. Configuration options: [On/Off] [Suspend]
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]
When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power
loss. When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power loss.
When set to Last State, the system goes into either off or on state,
whatever the system state was before the AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this
item is set to Enabled, the items RTC Alarm Date, RTC Alarm Hour, RTC
Alarm Minute, and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By External Modems [Disabled]
This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the
computer when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in
Soft-off mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and
applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the
first try. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the
computer is off causes an initialization string that turns the system
power on.
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Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system
through a PCI LAN or modem card. This feature requires an ATX power
supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PCIE Devices [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system
through a PCI Express LAN card. This feature requires an ATX power supply
that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.5.5
Hardware Monitor
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
[51ºC/122.5ºF]
[41ºC/105.5ºF]
CPU Fan Speed (RPM)
CPU Q-Fan Control
Chassis Fan Speed (RPM)
[3813 RPM]
[Disabled]
[N/A]
VCORE Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
[ 1.320V]
[ 3.345V]
[ 5.094V]
[11.880V]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
CPU Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
MB Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
motherboard and CPU temperatures. Select [Ignored] if you do not wish to
display the detected temperatures.
Configuration options: [Ignored] [xxxC/xxxF]
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A.
Configuration options: [Ignored] [xxxRPM]
CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature that smartly
adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The C P U F A N P R O F I L E M O D E item appears when you enable the
C P U Q - F a n C o n t r o l feature.
CPU FAN PROFILE MODE [Optimal]
Sets the CPU fan profile mode.
Configuration options: [Optimal] [Silent Mode] [Performance Mode]
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Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
chassis fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected
to the chassis, the specific field shows N/A.
Configuration options: [Ignored] [xxxRPM] or [N/A]
VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output
through the onboard voltage regulators.
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2.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Boot Settings
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
2.6.1
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub-screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
[PM-ST330620A]
[PS-ASUS CD-S360]
1st ~ xxth Boot Device [1st Floppy Drive]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available
devices. The number of device items that appears on the screen depends
on the number of devices installed in the system.
Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled]
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2.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Full Screen Logo
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Interrupt 19 Capture
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST)
while booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set
to [Disabled], BIOS performs all the POST items.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo™ feature.
Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when
error occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run
Setup” during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap
Interrupt 19. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.6.3
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d.
After you set a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six
letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you successfully set your
password.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a
user password.
To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password
then press <Enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear clear it by erasing the
CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “2.6 Jumpers” for
information on how to erase the RTC RAM.
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After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow
you to change other security settings.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
[Full Access]
[Setup]
User Access Level (Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
N o A c c e s s prevents user access to the Setup utility.
V i e w O n l y allows access but does not allow change to any field.
L i m i t e d allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and
Time.
F u l l A c c e s s allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup
utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password
item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d. After you set
a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
To set a User Password:
1.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at
least six letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
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Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the
Setup utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both
when accessing Setup and booting the system.
Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
2.7
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values
for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub-screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the
options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the
Exit menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM.
An onboard backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even
when the PC is turned off. When you select this option, a confirmation
window appears. Select O k to save changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes,
the program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save
your changes before exiting. Press <Enter> to save the changes while
exiting.
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Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you
made to the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than
System Date, System Time, and Password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation
before exiting.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears.
Select O k to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the
parameters on the Setup menus. When you select this option or if you
press <F5>, a confirmation window appears. Select O k to load default
values. Select E x i t & S a v e C h a n g e s or make other changes before
saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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This chapter describes the contents
of the support CD that comes with
the motherboard package.
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Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® 2000/XP operating systems (OS).
Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize
the features of your hardware.
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Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for reference only. Refer to
your OS documentation for detailed information.
•
Make sure that you install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the
Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later versions before installing the
drivers for better compatibility and system stability.
Support CD information
The support CD that came with the motherboard package contains the
drivers, software applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all
motherboard features.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time
without notice. Visit the ASUS website(www.asus.com) for updates.
3.2.1
Running the support CD
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the
D r i v e r s menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
Click an icon to
display support
CD/motherboard
information
Click an item to install
If A u t o r u n is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of
the support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder.
Double-click the A S S E T U P . E X E to run the CD.
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Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
QFE Update
Installs the Windows® XP Service Pack 1 component update for the USB
1.1/2.0 drivers. Install this update before you install the Intel® Chipset Inf
Update Program.
Intel Chipset Inf Update Program
This item installs the Intel® Chipset INF Update Program. This driver enables
Plug-n-Play INF support for the Intel® chipset components on the
motherboard. When installed to the target system, this driver provides the
method for configuring the chipset components.
You can install this utility using three different modes: interactive, silent, or
unattended preload. Installing the driver in interactive mode requires user
input during installation. User input is not required when installing the driver
in silent or unattended preload modes. Refer to the online help or readme
file that came with the utility for details.
Intel(R) Graphics Accelerator Driver
Installs the Intel® Graphics Accelerator driver.
Realtek Audio Driver
Installs the Realtek® ALC882 high-definition audio driver and application.
Intel(R) Tekoa Ethernet Driver
Installs the Intel® Tekoa Ethernet driver.
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USB 2.0 Driver
Installs the USB 2.0 driver.
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Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the
motherboard supports.
ASUS PC Probe II
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system
voltages, and alerts you of any detected problems. This utility helps you
keep your computer in healthy operating condition.
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in a
Windows® environment. This utility requires an Internet connection either
through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP). See page 2-8 for
details.
ASUS Screen Saver
Installs the ASUS screen saver.
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ADOBE Acrobat Reader V7.0
Installs the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader V7.0.
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
Installs the Microsoft® DirectX 9.0c driver.
Anti-Virus Utility
Installs the PC-cillin anti-virus program. View the online help for detailed
information.
3.2.4
Manuals menu
The Manuals menu contains a list of supplementary user manuals. Click an
item to open the folder of the user manual.
Most user manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install
the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader from the U t i l i t i e s m e n u before opening
a user manual file.
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ASUS Contact information
Click the C o n t a c t tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can
also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
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