Z10PE-D8 WS
E9804
Revised Edition V3
October 2014
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Contents
Contents....................................................................................................................... iii
Notices...................................................................................................................... viii
Federal Communications Commission Statement......................................... viii
Canadian Department of Communications Statement................................... viii
REACH ...................................................................................................... viii
Safety information....................................................................................................... ix
Electrical safety................................................................................................ix
Operation safety...............................................................................................ix
About this guide........................................................................................................... x
How this guide is organized............................................................................. x
Where to find more information........................................................................ x
Conventions used in this guide........................................................................xi
Typography......................................................................................................xi
Z10PE-D8 WS specifications summary.................................................................... xii
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.1Welcome!..................................................................................................... 1-2
1.2
Package contents....................................................................................... 1-2
1.3
Serial number label..................................................................................... 1-3
1.4
Special features.......................................................................................... 1-3
1.4.1
Product highlights........................................................................ 1-3
1.4.2
Innovative ASUS features............................................................ 1-5
Chapter 2: Hardware Information
2.1
2.2
2.3
Before you proceed.................................................................................... 2-2
Motherboard overview................................................................................ 2-3
2.2.1
Placement direction..................................................................... 2-3
2.2.2
Screw holes................................................................................. 2-3
2.2.3
Z10PE-D8 WS Motherboard layout............................................. 2-4
2.2.4
Layout contents............................................................................ 2-5
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................................. 2-7
2.3.1
2.4
Installing the CPU........................................................................ 2-7
System memory........................................................................................ 2-12
2.4.1Overview.................................................................................... 2-12
2.4.2
Memory Configurations.............................................................. 2-12
2.4.3
Installing a DIMM on a single clip DIMM socket........................ 2-14
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2.5
Expansion slots......................................................................................... 2-15
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card...................................................... 2-15
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card.................................................. 2-15
2.5.3
Interrupt assignments................................................................ 2-16
2.5.4
PCI Express x16 slot (x16 link).................................................. 2-16
2.5.5
PCI Express x16 slot (x8 link).................................................... 2-16
2.6
Onboard buttons and switches............................................................... 2-18
2.7
Onboard LEDs........................................................................................... 2-20
2.8Jumpers..................................................................................................... 2-28
2.9Connectors................................................................................................ 2-32
2.9.1
Rear panel connectors............................................................... 2-32
2.9.2
Internal connectors.................................................................... 2-35
Chapter 3: Powering Up
3.1
3.2
Starting up for the first time....................................................................... 3-2
Powering off the computer......................................................................... 3-3
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function................................................. 3-3
3.2.2
Using the dual function power switch........................................... 3-3
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
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Managing and updating your BIOS........................................................... 4-2
4.1.1
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility................................................... 4-2
4.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash Utility.................................................................. 4-3
4.1.3
BUPDATER utility........................................................................ 4-4
BIOS setup program................................................................................... 4-6
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen....................................................................... 4-7
4.2.2
Menu bar...................................................................................... 4-7
4.2.3
Menu items.................................................................................. 4-8
4.2.4
Submenu items............................................................................ 4-8
4.2.5
Navigation keys............................................................................ 4-8
4.2.6
General help................................................................................ 4-8
4.2.7
Configuration fields...................................................................... 4-8
4.2.8
Pop-up window............................................................................ 4-8
4.2.9
Scroll bar...................................................................................... 4-8
Main menu................................................................................................... 4-9
4.3.1
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]...................................................... 4-9
4.3.2
System Time [xx:xx:xx]................................................................ 4-9
AiTweaker menu........................................................................................ 4-10
Contents
4.5
Advanced menu........................................................................................ 4-13
4.5.1
ACPI Settings............................................................................. 4-14
4.5.2
SMART Settings........................................................................ 4-14
4.5.3
NCT6779D Super IO Configuration........................................... 4-15
4.5.4
Onboard LAN I210 Configuration .............................................. 4-16
4.5.5
Serial Port Console Redirection................................................. 4-17
4.5.6APM........................................................................................... 4-20
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.5.7
Advance Power Management Configuration............................. 4-21
4.5.8
PCI Subsystem Settings............................................................ 4-22
4.5.9
Network Stack Configuration..................................................... 4-23
4.5.10
CSM Configuration..................................................................... 4-24
4.5.11
Trusted Computing.................................................................... 4-25
4.5.12
USB Configuration..................................................................... 4-26
4.5.13
ASMedia Storage Controller ..................................................... 4-27
4.5.14
iSCSI Configuration................................................................... 4-28
IntelRCSetup menu................................................................................... 4-29
4.6.1
Processor Configuration............................................................ 4-30
4.6.2
Advanced Power Management Configuration........................... 4-32
4.6.3
Common RefCode Configuration............................................... 4-33
4.6.4
QPI Configuration...................................................................... 4-34
4.6.5
Memory Configuration................................................................ 4-35
4.6.6
IIO Configuration........................................................................ 4-38
4.6.7
PCH Configuration..................................................................... 4-39
4.6.8
Miscellaneous Configuration...................................................... 4-43
4.6.9
Server ME Configuration............................................................ 4-44
4.6.10
Runtime Error Logging Support................................................. 4-44
Server Mgmt menu.................................................................................... 4-45
Event Logs menu...................................................................................... 4-49
4.8.1
Change Smbios Event Log Settings.......................................... 4-49
4.8.2
View Smbios Event Log............................................................. 4-50
4.9
Monitor menu............................................................................................ 4-51
4.10
Security menu........................................................................................... 4-52
4.11
Boot menu................................................................................................. 4-55
4.12
Tool menu.................................................................................................. 4-56
4.13
Exit menu................................................................................................... 4-57
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Chapter 5: RAID Configuration
5.1
Setting up RAID........................................................................................... 5-2
5.1.1
RAID definitions........................................................................... 5-2
5.1.2
Installing hard disk drives............................................................. 5-3
5.1.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS..................................................... 5-3
5.1.4
RAID configuration utilities........................................................... 5-3
5.2LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility .................................................. 5-4
5.2.1
Creating a RAID set..................................................................... 5-5
5.2.2
Adding or viewing a RAID configuration.................................... 5-11
5.2.3
Initializing the virtual drives........................................................ 5-12
5.2.4
Rebuilding failed drives.............................................................. 5-16
5.2.5
Checking the drives for data consistency.................................. 5-18
5.2.6
Deleting a RAID configuration.................................................... 5-21
5.2.7
Selecting the boot drive from a RAID set................................... 5-22
5.2.8
Enabling WriteCache................................................................. 5-23
5.3Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise
5.4
SATA/SSATA Option ROM Utility............................................................ 5-24
5.3.1
Creating a RAID set................................................................... 5-25
5.3.2
Deleting a RAID set................................................................... 5-27
5.3.3
Resetting disks to Non-RAID..................................................... 5-28
5.3.4
Exiting the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise
SATA/SSATA Option ROM utility............................................... 5-29
5.3.5
Rebuilding the RAID.................................................................. 5-29
5.3.6
Setting the Boot array in the BIOS Setup Utility......................... 5-31
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Windows)....................... 5-32
5.4.1
Creating a RAID set................................................................... 5-33
5.4.2
Changing a Volume Type.......................................................... 5-35
5.4.3
Deleting a volume...................................................................... 5-36
5.4.4Preferences................................................................................ 5-37
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Chapter 6: Driver installation
6.1
RAID driver installation.............................................................................. 6-2
6.1.1
Creating a RAID driver disk......................................................... 6-2
6.1.2
Installing the RAID controller driver............................................. 6-3
6.2
Software drivers and utilities installation............................................... 6-13
6.3
Running the Support DVD ....................................................................... 6-13
6.4
6.5
Installing the drivers and utilities ........................................................... 6-16
6.4.1
Using the ASUS InstAll application............................................ 6-16
6.4.2
Installing a driver or utility.......................................................... 6-18
Running the utilities.................................................................................. 6-20
6.5.1
Ai Charger+................................................................................ 6-20
6.5.2
USB Charger+............................................................................ 6-21
Appendix A: Reference Information
A.1
Z10PE-D8 WS block diagram.................................................................... A-2
A.2
Audio I/O connections............................................................................... A-3
ASUS contact information........................................................................................... 1
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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.
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulatory framework, we publish the chemical substances in our products at
ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
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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.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin
indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in
municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol
of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal
waste.
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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 user guide contains the following parts:
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technologies it
supports.
•
Chapter 2: Hardware information
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when
installing system components. It includes description of the switches, jumpers, and
connectors on the motherboard.
•
Chapter 3: Powering up
This chapter describes the power up sequence and ways of shutting down the system.
•
Chapter 4: 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 5: RAID configuration
This chapter provides instructions for setting up, creating, and configuring RAID sets
using the available utilities.
•
Chapter 6: Driver installation
This chapter provides instructions for installing the necessary drivers for different
system components.
•
Appendix: Reference information
This appendix includes additional information that you may refer to when configuring
the motherboard.
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.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
Typography
Bold text
Italics
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key> Keys enclosed in the less-than and greaterthan 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>+<Del>
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: format A:/S
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Z10PE-D8 WS specifications summary
CPU
Dual Intel® Socket 2011-3 for Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 product
family
QPI 6.4 / 8.0 / 9.6 GT/s
* Refer to www.asus.com for CPU support list
Chipset
Intel® C612 PCH
8 x DIMM (4 channels per CPU, 4 DIMMs per CPU), Max. 512 GB
4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB (RDIMM)
Memory
32 GB, 64 GB (LRDIMM)
DDR4 2133 / 1866 / 1600 MHz RDIMM/LR-DIMM/NVDIMM
Quad channel memory architecture
* Refer to www.asus.com for the memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists).
Slot 1: 1 X PCIE x16 (x16 Gen3 Link) (near CPU socket)
(Auto switch to x8 Link if slot 2 is occupied)
Slot 2: 1 X PCIE X16 (x8 Gen3 Link)
Slot 3: 1 X PCIE x16 (x16 Gen3 Link)
(Auto switch to x8 Link if slot 4 is occupied)
Expansion slots
Slot 4: 1 X PCIE X16 (x8 Gen3 Link)
Slot 5: 1 X PCIE x16 (x16 Gen3 Link)
Slot 6: 1 X PCIE x16 (x8 Gen3 Link)
Slot 7: 1 X PCIE x16 (x16 Gen3 Link)
* This motherboard is ready to support PCIe 3.0 specification. Functions
will be available when using PCIe 3.0-compliant devices. Refer to
www.asus.com for the latest updates and information.
ASpeed AST2400 32MB
VGA Output
VGA port (with bracket)
Supports VGA with max. resolution 1920 x 1200@60Hz
Multi-GPU support
Supports NVIDIA® 4-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD® 4-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
Intel® C612 with Intel RSTe:
- 8 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (4 x gray from SATA controller , 4 x black
from SSATA controller)w
- 1 x SATA Express port (gray at bottom, compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0
Gb/s ports from SATA controller)
- 1 x discrete M.2 Socket 3*
- Support software RAID 0,1, 10, and 5 (for Windows only)
Storage
- LSI MegaRAID driver supports software RAID 0, 1, and 10 (for
Windows and Linux)**
ASMedia® SATA Express controller:***
- 1 x SATA Express port (black at upper, compatible with 2 x SATA 6.0
Gb/s ports)
* M.2 Socket 3 supports M Key and type 2260/2280/22110 storage devices.
** LSI MegaRAID only support SATA Controller
***These functions will work depending on the CPU installed.
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LAN
2 x Intel® I210AT Gigabit LAN controller
Realtek® ALC1150 8-channel high definition audio CODEC
- High quality 112dB SNR stereo playback output (Line-out at rear)
and 104dB SNR recording input (Line-in) support.
- Absolute Pitch 192khz/24bit True BD Lossless Sound
Audio
- BD audio layer content protection
- DTS UltraPC II
- DTS Connect
- Supports jack-detection, multi-streaming and front panel jackretasking
- Optical S/PDIF out ports at rear I/O
ASMedia USB 3.0 controllers
- 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports at mid-board for front panel support
USB
- 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports at back panel
Intel®C612 Chipset
- 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (4 ports at back panel)
- 4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports at mid-board, 2 ports at back panel)
CPU Power
- Digital 8 Phase Power Design
DRAM Power
- Digital 2 Phase Power Design
ASUS Exclusive Features
- Front Panel USB 3.0 Support
Key Selling Points
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
- ASUS Fanless Design: Heat pipe solution
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
- Multi-language BIOS
- 7 x PCIE Gen3 x16 slots
- ASUS Dr. Power
Workstation Unique
Features
- Q-Code Logger
- USB BIOS Flashback
- ASWM Enterprise
- ASMB8-iKVM Remote Management (Optical)
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Z10PE-D8 WS specifications summary
6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (blue)
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports(1 supports USB BIOS Flashback, 1 supports
Q-Code Logger)
1 x USB BIOS Flashback button
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x Q-Code Logger button
1 x PS/2 KB port
2 x LAN (RJ45) ports (2 x Intel® LAN)
1 x Optical S/PDIF Out port
8-channel Audio I/O
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 connector support additional 4 USB ports (19-pin)
1 x USB 2.0/1/1 connectors support additional 2 USB ports
1 x M.2 Socket 3
1 x Chassis Intrusion (2-pin)
2 x SATA Express connectors (gray)
8 x SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors (4 x black,4 x gray)
2 x CPU Fan connector (4-pin)
7 x Chassis Fan connectors (4-pin)
1 x Serial port header
1 x RAID key header
1 x ASMB8-iKVM connector
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x VGA connector
1 x Front panel audio connector(AAFP)
1 x AUX panel header
1 x SMBus headers
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x Clear CMOS header
1 x TPM connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
2 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connectors
1 x 6-pin EATX 12V Power connector
1 x PWR button
1 x Reset button
BIOS Features
128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, SMBIOS 2.6.1, ACPI
3.0, ASUS EZ Flash Utility, ASUS CrashFree Technology
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Drivers
Support DVD
ASUS Utilities
ASUS Update
Form Factors
EEB Form Factor, 12 in. x 13 in.
* Refer to ASUS Server AVL for latest update.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
Product introduction
This chapter describes the motherboard features and the new
technologies it supports.
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1.1Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® Z10PE-D8 WS motherboard!
The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it another
standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the items in
your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
VGA cable with bracket
Standard Gift Box
Pack
1
Standard Bulk Pack
--
Cables
SATA 6G cable
12
--
I/O Modules
COM port cable
2-port USB 2.0
IO shield
1
1
1
--1
2-Way SLI Bridge
connector
1
--
3-Way SLI Bridge
connector
1
--
4-Wat SLI Bridge
connector
1
--
1
1
1 piece per carton
1 piece per carton
1 piece per carton
5 pcs per carton
Accessories
ASWM Enterprise SDVD
Application CD Support CD
Packing Qty.
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
Optional items
PIKE II 3008
PIKE II 3108
ASMB8-iKVM
PEB-10G/57840-2S
PEB-10G/57811-1S
1-2
Description
LSI 8-port SAS 12G RAID card
LSI 8-port SAS 12G HW RAID card
Remote Management solution; provides KVM over IP solution
Dual port 10G SFP+ Ethernet Adapter
Single port 10G SFP+ Ethernet
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.3
Serial number label
Before requesting support from the ASUS Technical Support team, you must take note of the
motherboard's serial number containing 12 characters xxS1xxxxxxxx shown as the figure
below. With the correct serial number of the product, ASUS Technical Support team members
can then offer a quicker and satisfying solution to your problems.
Z10PE-D8 WS
xxS1xxxxxxxx
1.4
Special features
1.4.1
Product highlights
Made
in
Taiwan
合格
Latest Processor Technology
The motherboard supports Intel Xeon® processor E5-2600 V3 product family which provides
compelling IPC increases for legacy performance improvements, floating point improvement,
easire multi-core programming, and with next-generation processor power management.
Intel ® Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family also improve the I/O capabilities and
support QPI link speed of up to 9.6GT/s.
Intel® AVX 2.0
Intel® AVX 2.0 extends 256-bit vector support for integer vector operations, doubles
fixed point arithmetic throughput, adds support for new vector gather, permutes/blend,
vector shifts resulting in fixed and floating-point algorithm improvements. Also, Intel's new
microarchitecture doubles the cache bandwidth at L1/L2 to support higher FLOPS and
contributes to greater performance in signal and image processing applications.
Next Generation of processor power management
Intel ® Xeon processor E5-2600 v3 product family enhances the processor power
management with the features of Energy Efficient Turbo, Uncore Frequency Scaling, and
Per-Core P-state. Also, the Integrated Voltage Regulator enables generational performance
and power improvements that the standard VR solutions cannot provide.
DDR4 memory support
The motherboard supports DDR4 memory that features faster clock frequencies and higher
data transfer rates of 1600 MT/s to 2133 MT/s (million transfers per second). DDR4 offers a
lower voltage standard of 1.2V that reduces memory power demand and provides improved
performance.
ASUS Z10PE-D8 WS
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PCI Express 3.0
PCI Express 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) is the PCI Express bus standard that provides twice
the performance and speed of PCIe 2.0. It provides optimal graphics performance,
unprecedented data speed, and seamless transition with its complete backward compatibility
to PCIe 2.0 devices.
M.2 Support
This motherboard features the M.2 slot which shares bandwidth with the SATA 6Gb/s port
and PCI-E Gen3 x4 and is dedicated only to the operating system.
Intel® C612 Series Chipset
The Intel® C612 series chipset has enterprise class features targeted for Cloud and Storage
applications. It is optimized and validated to work with the latest Xeon® processor E5-2600
v3 product family. It reduces the TDP and supports USB 3.0 and SATA III ports thus bringing
more features and benefits to target users.
Intel® I210AT LAN Solution
The motherboard comes with two Gigabit LAN controllers and ports which provide a total
solution for your networking needs. The onboard Intel® I210AT Gigabit LAN controllers use
the PCI Express interface and could achieve network throughput close to Gigabit bandwidth.
Serial ATA III technology
The motherboard supports the Serial ATA III technology through the Serial ATA interface and
Intel® C612 chipset, delivering up to 6 Gb/s data transfer rates. It also provides enhanced
scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
Temperature, fan, and voltage monitoring
The CPU temperature is monitored to prevent overheating and damage. The system fan
rotations per minute (RPM) is monitored for timely failure detection. The chip monitors the
voltage levels to ensure a stable supply of current for critical components.
SATA Express support
SATA Express provides faster data transfer speeds of up to 10 Gb/s, allowing your system to
catch up with the speed of the SSDs. It also features backward compatibility with up to two
SATA drives of the same speed.
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1.4.2
Innovative ASUS features
ASUS Fan Speed control technology
The ASUS Fan Speed control technology smartly adjusts the fan speeds according to the
system loading to ensure quiet, cool, and efficient operation.
Best graphics performance for 4-way NVIDIA® GeForce® SLI™
Native third generation PCI-Expressx16 4-way SLI™ offers the fastest and most reliable
graphics performance ever. It's ideal for professional use in mechanical, architectural, interior
design, aeronautics, audio and video design applications. Additionally, this ample graphics
power can easily run even the most demanding PC games in full detail for enhanced
entertainment.
Q-Code Logger
Q-Code Logger is your one-touch troubleshooter that lets you easily check Q-Code event
logs without opening the computer's case. If a workstation is behaving abnormally, plug a
flash drive into the adjacent USB port, press the motherboard's dedicated Flash log button
and ASUS Q-Code event logs for the current live session wil be copied into the drive.
ProCool Connector
ProCool eliminates the hollow areas associated with traditional power connectors, ensuring
and exceptionally close and secure connection with this motherboard. This design is much
stronger, and provides better heat dissipation, allowing cooler operating temperatures.
ASUS Dr. Power
ASUS Dr. Power detects any relevant power issues to prevent sudden system shutdown and
provides hassle-free notifications when power delivery is not sufficient.
Ai Charger+
Ai Charger+ allows you to fast-charge your portable BC 1.1* and Apple mobile devices on
your computer’s USB port faster than the standard USB devices**.
USB Charger+
USB Charger+ allows you to quick-charge your portable USB devices** even if your computer
is off, in sleep mode or hibernate mode.
•
* Check the manufacturer if your USB device is a Battery Charging Specification 1.1
(BC 1.1) compliant or compatible device.
•
** Actual charging speeds may vary depending on the charging rate and
specifications of your USB device.
•
To ensure normal charging function, disconnect and reconnect your USB device
every time you enable or disable Ai Charger+ or USB Charger+.
•
Ai Charger+ and USB Charger+ does not support USB hubs, USB extension cables,
and generic USB cables.
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Hardware Information
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have
to perform when installing system components. It includes
description of the jumpers and connectors on the motherboard.
2
2.1
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change
any motherboard settings.
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Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or a metal object, such
as the power supply case, before handling components to avoid damaging them due
to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the
bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the power supply is switched
off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so may cause
severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.
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2.2
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the
motherboard fits into it.
To optimize the motherboard features, we highly recommend that you install it in an EEB
compliant chassis.
Ensure to unplug the chassis power cord before installing or removing the motherboard.
Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components!
2.2.1
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, ensure that you place it into the chassis in the correct
orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the chassis as indicated in
the image below.
2.2.2
Screw holes
Place ten (10) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the
chassis.
DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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2.2.4
Layout contents
Slots/Socket
Page
1. CPU sockets
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2. DDR4 sockets
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3. PCI Express x16 slots
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Onboard buttons and switches
Page
1. Power-on button
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2. Reset button
2-18
3. Dr. Power switch (DR_POWER)
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Onboard LEDs
Page
1. Memory Error LED (ERR_DIMMA1, ERR_DIMMB1, ERR_DIMMC1, ERR_DIMMD1, ERR_DIMME1, ERR_DIMMF1, ERR_DIMMG1,
ERR_DIMMH1)
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2. Baseboard Management Controller LED (BMC_LED1)
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3. Location LED (LOCLED2)
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4. CATT LED (CATTERR_LED1)
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5. CPU Warning LED (ERR_CPU1, ERR_CPU2)
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6. M2 LED (M2_LED)
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7. ASUS Dr. Power LED (PGLED3)
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8. Q-Code LED (LED1)
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Jumpers
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1. Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
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2. VGA controller setting (VGA_SW1)
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3. SMBUS connection setting (TESLA_M_SW)
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4. RAID selection jumper setting (3-pin RAID_SEL1)
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5. ME firmware force recovery setting (3-pin ME_RCVR1)
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6. DDR4 thermal event setting (3-pin DIMMTRIP1)
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7. PMBus 1.2 PSU select jumper (3-pin SMART_PSU1)
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Rear panel connectors
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1. PS/2 mouse and keyboard port
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2. Q-Code Logger button
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3. Optical S/PDIF Out port
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4. USB 3.0 ports 5 and 6
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5. LAN 2 port
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6. LAN 1 port (RJ-45 port for LAN1 and BMC share)
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7. 8-channel Audio I/O
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8. USB 2.0 ports 7 and 8
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9. USB BIOS Flashback button
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10. USB 3.0 ports 3 and 4
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11. USB 3.0 ports 1 and 2
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Internal connectors
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1. Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1)
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2. USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB910)
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3. USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_34; USB3_E12)
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4. CPU, front and rear fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN1-2,
FRNT_FAN1–5, REAR_FAN1-2)
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5. Power supply SMBus Connector (PSUSMB1)
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6. Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM1)
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7. Serial ATA 6.0/3.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA_1-4 [gray])
Serial ATA 6.0/3.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SSATA_1-4 [black])
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8. SATAEXPRESS connectors (7-pin SATAEXPRESS1 [upper port]; SATAEXPRESS2 [lower port])
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9. Serial General Purpose Input/Output connector (6-1 pin SGPIO1,
SSGPIO1)
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10. M.2 (NGFF) connector (NGFF1)
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11. Trusted Platform Module connector (20-1 pin TPM1)
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12. EATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR1; 8-pin EATX12V1/
EATX12V2; 6-pin EATX12V3)
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13. Chassis Intrusion (2-pin INTRUSION1)
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14. System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL1)
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15. Auxiliary panel connector (20-2 pin AUX_PANEL1)
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16. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
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17. ASMB8 header (14-1 pin ASMB8)
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18. VGA connector (VGA_HDR1)
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19. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
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2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA 2011-3 socket designed for the Intel®
Xeon E5-2600 V3 family processor.
2.3.1
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, ensure that the PnP cap is on the socket and
the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer immediately if the PnP cap
is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard
components. ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/
transit-related.
•
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 LGA
2011-3 socket.
•
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts resulting from
incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/incorrect removal of the PnP
cap.
Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
1.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
Before installing the CPU, ensure that the socket box is facing toward you and the triangle
mark is on the top-right position.
Triangle mark
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2.
Press the left load lever down with your thumb (A), move it to the right until it is
released from the retention tab (B) then gently lift the load lever (C).
To prevent damage to the socket pins, do not remove the PnP cap unless you are installing
a CPU.
Load lever
3.
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Press the right load lever with your thumb (D), move it to the left until it is released from
then gently lift the load lever (F).
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4.
Push the left load lever to slightly lift the
load plate (G).
Do not insert the load lever into the
retention tab.
5.
edge of the Load plate
Hold the edge then gently lift the load
plate (H).
Load plate
6.
Get the CPU.
7. Align and position the CPU over the
socket ensuring that the triangle mark on
the CPU matches the triangle mark on
the socket box.
8.
Install the CPU into the slot.
Triangle mark
The CPU fits in only one correct
orientation. DO NOT force the CPU
into the socket to prevent bending the
CPU pins on the socket.
9.
Gently push the load plate just enough
to let it sit on top of the CPU.
Do not force to close the load plate
as it may damage the CPU.
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10. Push down the right load lever (I) ensuring that the edge of the load plate is fixed and
tucked securely under the lever (J) then insert the right load lever under the retention
tab (K).
The PnP cap pops out of the load plate when the right load lever is inserted into the
retention tab.
Keep the PnP cap. ASUS will process Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests
only if the motherboard comes with the PnP cap on the LGA 2011 socket.
PnP cap
11. Push down the left load lever (L) then
insert it under the retention tab (M).
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12. Apply some Thermal Interface Material
to the exposed area of the CPU that the
heatsink will be in contact with.
•
Ensure that the Thermal Interface
Material is spread in an even thin
layer.
•
Some heatsinks come with
pre-applied Thermal Interface
Material. If so, skip this step.
The Thermal Interface Material is toxic and inedible. DO NOT eat it. If it gets into your eyes
or touches your skin, wash it off immediately, and seek professional medical help.
13. Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN1 /
CPU_FAN2.
DO NOT forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors can occur if
you fail to plug this connector.
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2.4
System memory
2.4.1Overview
The motherboard comes with eight (8) Double Data Rate 4 (DDR4) Dual Inline Memory
Modules (DIMM) sockets.
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR4 DIMM sockets:
2.4.2
Memory Configurations
You may install 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB RDIMMs or 32 GB and 64 GB LR-DIMMs into
the DIMM sockets using the memory configurations in this section.
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Refer to ASUS Server AVL for the updated list of compatible DIMMs.
•
When installing DIMMs, always start from slot A1 (CPU1) and E1 (CPU2).
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility, it is
recommended that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor.
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Single CPU configuration
You can refer to the following recommended memory population for a single CPU configuration.
Single CPU configuration (must be installed on
CPU1)
DIMM
1 DIMM
2 DIMMs
4 DIMMs
A1
B1
C1
D1
P
P
P
P
P
P
P
Dual CPU configuration
You can refer to the following recommended memory population for a dual CPU configuration.
Dual CPU configuration
DIMM
2 DIMMs
4 DIMMs
8 DIMMs
A1
P
P
P
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C1
D1
P
P
P
P
E1
P
P
P
F1
G1
H1
P
P
P
P
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Installing a DIMM on a single clip DIMM socket
1.
Press the retaining clip outward to
unlock the DIMM socket.
2.
Align a DIMM on the socket such that
the notch on the DIMM matches the
DIMM slot key on the socket.
DIMM notch
DIMM slot key
Unlocked retaining clip
A DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. DO NOT force a DIMM into
a socket in the wrong direction to avoid damaging the DIMM.
3.
Hold the DIMM at both ends then insert
the DIMM into the socket. Apply force to
both ends of the DIMM simultaneously
until the retaining clip clicks into place
and the DIMM is seated securely in
place.
Locked Retaining Clip
Always insert the DIMM into the socket VERTICALLY to prevent DIMM notch damage.
•
To install two or more DIMMs, refer to the user guide bundled with the motherboard
package.
•
Refer to the user guide for qualified vendor lists of the memory modules.
Removing a DIMM from a single clip DIMM socket
1.
Press the retaining clip outward to
unlock the DIMM.
2.
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining clips. The DIMM
might get damaged when it flips out with extra force.
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2.5
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following subsections describe the
slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Ensure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do
so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
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.
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See Chapter 4 for
information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card.
Refer to the table Standard Interrupt assignments in section Interrupt assignments for
more information.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support “Share IRQ” or that
the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise, conflicts may arise between the two
PCI groups, making the system unstable and the card inoperable.
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2.5.3
Interrupt assignments
Standard Interrupt assignments
IRQ
Priority Standard function
0
1
System Timer
1
2
Keyboard Controller
2
-
Programmable Interrupt
3*
11
Communications Port (COM2)
4*
12
Communications Port (COM1)
5*
13
--
6
14
Floppy Disk Controller
7*
15
--
8
3
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
9*
4
ACPI Mode when used
10*
5
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
11*
6
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
12*
7
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
13
8
Numeric Data Processor
14*
9
Primary IDE Channel
15*
10
Secondary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
2.5.4
PCI Express x16 slot (x16 link)
The onboard PCIE 1 and 3 provide one x16 Gen3 link to CPU1 (Auto switch to x8 link if PCIE
2 and 4 are occupied); The onboard PCIE 5 and 7 provide one x16 Gen3 link to CPU2. These
slots support VGA cards and various server class high performance add-on cards.
2.5.5
PCI Express x16 slot (x8 link)
The onboard PCIE 6 provides one x8 Gen3 link to CPU2; The onboard PCIE 2 and 4 provide
one x8 Gen3 link to CPU1. These slot support VGA Cards and various server class high
performance add-on cards.
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Motherboard Layout
PCIE 1
1 x PCIE x16 (x16 Gen3 Link)
(Near CPU socket. Auto switch to x8 Link if slot 2 is occupied)
PCIE 2 1 x PCIE X16 (x8 Gen3 Link)
PCIE 3
1 x PCIE x16 (x16 Gen3 Link)
(Auto switch to x8 Link if slot 4 is occupied)
PCIE 4 1 x PCIE X16 (x8 Gen3 Link)
PCIE 5 1 x PCIE x16 (x16 Gen3 Link)
PCIE 6 1 x PCIE x16 (x8 Gen3 Link)
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Onboard buttons and switches
Onboard switches allow you to fine-tune performance when working on a bare or opencase system. This is ideal for overclockers and gamers who continually change settings to
enhance system performance.
1.Power-on
The motherboard comes with a power-on switch that allows you to power up or wake
up the system. The switch also lights up when the system is plugged to a power source
indicating 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 power-on switch.
2.
Reset button (RESET)
Press the reset switch to reboot the system.
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3.
Dr. Power switch (DR_POWER)
Toggle this switch to enable or disable the Dr. Power feature of the system.
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2.7
1.
Onboard LEDs
Memory Error LED (ERR_DIMMA1, ERR_DIMMB1, ERR_DIMMC1, ERR_DIMMD1, ERR_DIMME1, ERR_DIMMF1, ERR_DIMMG1, ERR_DIMMH1)
These LEDs light up to indicate an error in its nearby DIMM.
2.
Baseboard Management Controller LED (BMC_LED1)
The BMC LED works with the ASUS ASMB8 management device and indicates its
initiation status. When the PSU is plugged and the system is OFF, ASUS ASMB8
management device starts system initiation for about one (1) minute. The BMC LED
blinks after system initiation finishes.
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3.
Location LED (LOCLED2)
This onboard LED lights up when the Location button on the server is pressed or
when triggered by a system management software. The Location LED helps visually
locate and quickly identify the server in error on a server rack.
4.
CATT LED (CATTERR_LED1)
The CATT LED indicates that the system has experienced a fatal or catastrophic error
and cannot continue to operate.
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5.
CPU Warning LED (ERR_CPU1, ERR_CPU2)
The CPU warning LEDs light up to indicate failure on either CPU1, CPU2, or both.
This onboard LED lights up when the Location button on the server is pressed or
when triggered by a system management software. The Location LED helps visually
locate and quickly identify the server in error on a server rack.
6.
M2 LED (M2_LED)
This LED lights up to indicate that the installed M.2 (NGFF) card is being accessed.
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7.
ASUS Dr. Power LED (PGLED3)
This LED near the Dr. Power switch lights up when the Dr. Power switch is on Enable.
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8.
Q-Code LED (LED1)
The Q-Code LED design provides you the 2-digit display, allowing you to know the system
status. Refer to the Q-code table below for details.
Q-Code table
Code
00
01
02
03
04
06
07
08
09
0A
0B
0C – 0D
0E
0F
10
11 – 14
15 – 18
19 – 1C
2B – 2F
30
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Description
Not used
Power on. Reset type detection (soft/hard).
AP initialization before microcode loading
System Agent initialization before microcode loading
PCH initialization before microcode loading
Microcode loading
AP initialization after microcode loading
System Agent initialization after microcode loading
PCH initialization after microcode loading
Initialization after microcode loading
Cache initialization
Reserved for future AMI SEC error codes
Microcode not found
Microcode not loaded
PEI Core is started
Pre-memory CPU initialization is started
Pre-memory System Agent initialization is started
Pre-memory PCH initialization is started
Memory initialization
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
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Q-Code table (continued)
Code
31
32 – 36
37 – 3A
3B – 3E
4F
50 – 53
54
55
56
57
58
59
5A
5B
5C – 5F
E0
E1
E2
E3
E4 – E7
E8
E9
EA
EB
EC – EF
F0
F1
F2
F3
F4
F5 – F7
F8
F9
FA
FB – FF
60
61
62
Description
Memory Installed
CPU post-memory initialization
Post-Memory System Agent initialization is started
Post-Memory PCH initialization is started
DXE IPL is started
Memory initialization error. Invalid memory type or incompatible memory
speed
Unspecified memory initialization error
Memory not installed
Invalid CPU type or Speed
CPU mismatch
CPU self test failed or possible CPU cache error
CPU micro-code is not found or micro-code update is failed
Internal CPU error
Reset PPI is not available
Reserved for future AMI error codes
S3 Resume is stared (S3 Resume PPI is called by the DXE IPL)
S3 Boot Script execution
Video repost
OS S3 wake vector call
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
S3 Resume Failed
S3 Resume PPI not Found
S3 Resume Boot Script Error
S3 OS Wake Error
Reserved for future AMI error codes
Recovery condition triggered by firmware (Auto recovery)
Recovery condition triggered by user (Forced recovery)
Recovery process started
Recovery firmware image is found
Recovery firmware image is loaded
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
Recovery PPI is not available
Recovery capsule is not found
Invalid recovery capsule
Reserved for future AMI error codes
DXE Core is started
NVRAM initialization
Installation of the PCH Runtime Services
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Q-Code table (continued)
Code
63 – 67
68
69
6A
6B – 6F
70
71
72
73 – 77
78
79
7A – 7F
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
9A
9B
9C
9D
9E – 9F
A0
A1
A2
A3
A4
A5
A6
A7
A8
A9
AA
AB
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Description
CPU DXE initialization is started
PCI host bridge initialization
System Agent DXE initialization is started
System Agent DXE SMM initialization is started
System Agent DXE initialization (System Agent module specific)
PCH DXE initialization is started
PCH DXE SMM initialization is started
PCH devices initialization
PCH DXE Initialization (PCH module specific)
ACPI module initialization
CSM initialization
Reserved for future AMI DXE codes
Boot Device Selection (BDS) phase is started
Driver connecting is started
PCI Bus initialization is started
PCI Bus Hot Plug Controller Initialization
PCI Bus Enumeration
PCI Bus Request Resources
PCI Bus Assign Resources
Console Output devices connect
Console input devices connect
Super IO Initialization
USB initialization is started
USB Reset
USB Detect
USB Enable
Reserved for future AMI codes
IDE initialization is started
IDE Reset
IDE Detect
IDE Enable
SCSI initialization is started
SCSI Reset
SCSI Detect
SCSI Enable
Setup Verifying Password
Start of Setup
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
Setup Input Wait
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Q-Code table (continued)
Code
AC
AD
AE
AF
B0
B1
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6
B7
B8– BF
D0
D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7
D8
D9
DA
DB
DC
Description
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
Ready To Boot event
Legacy Boot event
Exit Boot Services event
Runtime Set Virtual Address MAP Begin
Runtime Set Virtual Address MAP End
Legacy Option ROM Initialization
System Reset
USB hot plug
PCI bus hot plug
Clean-up of NVRAM
Configuration Reset (reset of NVRAM settings)
Reserved for future AMI codes
CPU initialization error
System Agent initialization error
PCH initialization error
Some of the Architectural Protocols are not available
PCI resource allocation error. Out of Resources
No Space for Legacy Option ROM
No Console Output Devices are found
No Console Input Devices are found
Invalid password
Error loading Boot Option (LoadImage returned error)
Boot Option is failed (StartImage returned error)
Flash update is failed
Reset protocol is not available
ACPI/ASL Checkpoints
Code
0x01
0x02
0x03
0x04
0x05
0x10
0x20
0x30
0x40
0xAC
0xAA
Description
System is entering S1 sleep state
System is entering S2 sleep state
System is entering S3 sleep state
System is entering S4 sleep state
System is entering S5 sleep state
System is waking up from the S1 sleep state
System is waking up from the S2 sleep state
System is waking up from the S3 sleep state
System is waking up from the S4 sleep state
System has transitioned into ACPI mode. Interrupt controller is in PIC mode.
System has transitioned into ACPI mode. Interrupt controller is in APIC mode.
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2.8Jumpers
1.
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
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.
Move the jumper cap from pins 1–2 (default) to pins 2–3. Keep the cap on pins 2–3
for about 5–10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1–2.
3.
Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
4.
Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to reenter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default
position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and move the jumper again to
clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After the CMOS clearance, reinstall the battery.
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2.
VGA controller setting (VGA_SW1)
This jumper allows you to enable o disable the onboard VGA controller. Set to pins 1-2
to activate the VGA feature.
3.
SMBUS connection setting (TESLA_M_SW)
This jumper allows you to select the connection to BMC or PHC for PCIE 1/3/5/7 SMBUS.
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4.
RAID selection jumper setting (3-pin RAID_SEL1)
This jumper allows you to select the PCH SATA RAID mode to use LSI MegaRAID
software or Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise 3.0 RAID. Place the jumper
caps over pins 1–2 if you want to use the LSI MegaRAID software RAID Utility (default);
otherwise, place the jumper caps to pins 2–3 to use the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
Enterprise Option ROM Utility.
5.
ME firmware force recovery setting (3-pin ME_RCVR1)
This jumper allows you to force Intel Management Engine (ME) boot from recovery mode
when ME become corrupted.
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6.
DDR4 thermal event setting (3-pin DIMMTRIP1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable DDR4 DIMM thermal sensing event pin.
7. PMBus 1.2 PSU select jumper (3-pin SMART_PSU1)
This jumper allows you to select PSU PMBus version. Set to pins 1–2 for PMBus, set
to pins 2–3 for others.
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2.9.1
Rear panel connectors
1.
PS/2 mouse and keyboard port. This port is for a PS/2 mouse or keyboard.
2.
Q-Code Logger button. This button allows you to check Q-Code event logs. For more
information, refer to the Using the Q-Code logger section of this user guide.
3.
Optical S/PDIF Out port. This port connects to Sony/Philips Digital Interconnect
Format (S/PDIF) compliant devices or amplified speakers.
4.
USB 3.0 ports 5 and 6. These Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for
connecting USB 3.0 devices.
5.
LAN 2 port (RJ-45). 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.
6. LAN 1 port (RJ-45 port for LAN1 and BMC share). This port allows Gigabit connector
to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub for BMC management function.
7.
8-channel Audio I/O. These audio ports connects to stereo audio sources or devices.
8.
USB 2.0 ports 7 and 8. These Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for
connecting USB 2.0 devices.
9. USB BIOS Flashback button. Press this button to easily update the BIOS without
entering the existing BIOS or operating system. For more information, refer to the
Using the USB BIOS Flashback section of this user guide.
10. USB 3.0 ports 3 and 4. These Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for
connecting USB 3.0 devices.
11. USB 3.0 ports 1 and 2. These Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for
connecting USB 3.0 devices.
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Only USB 2.0 port 7 supports the USB Charger+ function
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Only USB 3.0 port 5 and 6 supports the AI Charger+ function
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LAN port LED indications
LAN port
Activity/Link LED
Speed LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
OFF
No link
OFF
10 Mbps connection
Green
Linked
Orange
100 Mbps connection
Blinking
Data activity
Green
1 Gbps connection
ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED
LED
LAN port
Management LAN port
Activity/Link LED
Speed LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
OFF
No link
OFF
10 Mbps connection
Orange
Linked
Orange
100 Mbps connection
Blinking
Data activity
Green
1 Gbps connection
ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED
LED
LAN port
Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Headset
2-channel
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Light Blue 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
–
–
Center/Subwoofer
Center/Subwoofer
Black
–
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Gray
–
–
Side Speaker Out*
Side Speaker Out
* For Windows® 8.1 only
** For more information on the Audio I/o connections, see the Audio I/O connections section on the Appendice
chapter.
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Using the Q-Code logger
Q-Code Logger allows you to easily check Q-Code event logs without opening the system’s
case.
To use the Q-Code logger:
1.
Insert the USB storage device to the dedicated Q-Code logger USB port.
2.
Press the Q-Code logger button for three seconds until the Flashback LED blinks three
times, indicating that the Q-Code logger function is enabled.
Q-Code
logger port
Q-Code logger button
Using the USB Flashback
USB BIOS Flashback allows you to easily update the BIOS without entering BIOS or
operating system.
To use USB Flashback:
1.
Download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website.
2.
Extract and rename the BIOS image file to Z10PEWS.CAP.
3.
Copy Z10PEWS.CAP to the root directory of your USB storage device.
4.
Turn off the system and connect the USB storage device to the USB BIOS Flashback
port.
5.
Press the USB BIOS Flashback button.
A flashing light indicates that the BIOS Flashback function is enabled. The light goes out
when the process of updating the BIOS is complete.
USB BIOS Flashback port
USB BIOS Flashback button
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2.9.2
1.
Internal connectors
Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1)
This LED connector is for the storage add-on card cable connected to the SATA or
SAS add-on card. The read or write activities of any device connected to the SATA or
SAS add-on card causes the front panel LED to light up.
2.
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB910)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cables to
connectors USB78 and USB910, then install the modules to a slot opening at the back
of the system chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that
supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
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3.
USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_34; USB3_E12)
This connector allows you to connect a USB 3.0 module for additional USB 3.0 front
or rear panel ports. With an installed USB 3.0 module, you can enjoy all the benefits of
USB 3.0 including faster data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps, faster charging time for
USB-chargeable devices, optimized power efficiency, and backward compatibility with
USB 2.0.
4.
CPU, front and rear fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN1-2, FRNT_FAN1–5,
REAR_FAN1-2)
The fan connectors support cooling fans. Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors
on the motherboard, ensuring that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin
of the connector.
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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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All fans feature the ASUS Fan Speed Control technology.
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5.
Power supply SMBus connector (PSUSMB1)
This connector supplies power for low-speed system management communications.
6.
Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM1)
These connectors are for the serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module cable
to one of these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the
system chassis.
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7.
Serial ATA 6.0/3.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA_1-4 [gray], SSATA_1-4 [black])
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk drives
that allows up to 6 Gbps of data transfer rate.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can use a software RAID solution to
create a RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, or a RAID 10 configuration. For more information
on the SATA RAID solutions supported on this motherboard, refer to the RAID
Configuration chapter of this user guide.
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8.
9.
SATAEXPRESS connectors (7-pin SATAEXPRESS1 [upper port]; SATAEXPRESS2 [lower port])
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 6 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 6 Gb/s
signal cables.
•
ASMedia storage controller can only support AHCI mode.
•
These SATA ports are for data drives only.
•
The SATAEXPRESS1-2 connectors can support one SATA Express device or two
SATA devices.
Serial General Purpose Input/Output connector (6-1 pin SGPIO1, SSGPIO1)
The SGPIO1 and SSGPIO1 connectors are used for the Intel Rapid Storage
Technology Enterprise SGPIO interface that controls the LED pattern generation,
device information, and general purpose data. SGPIO1 is the jumper for SATA1~4.
SSGPIO1 is the jumper for SSATA1~4.
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10. M.2 (NGFF) connector (NGFF1)
This connector allows you to install an M.2 device.
This connector supports type 2260 / 2280 / 22110 devices on both PCI-E and SATA
interface.
The M.2 (NGFF) device is purchased separately
11. Trusted Platform Module connector (20-1 pin TPM1)
This connector supports a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which can securely
store keys, digital certificates, passwords, and data. A TPM system also helps enhance
network security, protects digital identities, and ensures platform integrity.
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12. EATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR1; 8-pin EATX12V1/EATX12V2;
6-pin EATX12V3)
These connectors are for an EATX 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 24+8+8-pin power plugs; otherwise, the system will not
boot up.
•
We recommend that you connect the 6-pin EATX 12V3 power cable when installing
more than two GPU or video graphics card.
•
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.
•
This motherboard supports EATX2.0 PSU or later version.
•
Ensure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum power
required by your system.
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13. Chassis Intrusion (2-pin INTRUSION1)
These leads are for the intrusion detection feature for chassis with intrusion sensor or
microswitch. When you remove any chassis component, the sensor triggers and sends
a high level signal to these leads to record a chassis intrusion event. The default setting
is short CHASSIS# and GND pin by jumper cap to disable the function.
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14. System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL1)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
(1) System power LED (3-pin PLED)
This 3-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis power
LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when you turn on
the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
(2) Message LED (3-pin PLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the message LED cable that connects to the front
message LED. The message LED is controlled by Hardware monitor to indicate
an abnormal event occurance.
(3) System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The
speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
(4) Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin +HDLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity LED
cable to this connector. The HDD LED lights up or flashes when data is read from
or written to the HDD.
(5) Power button/soft-off button (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.
(6) Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot
without turning off the system power.
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15. Auxiliary panel connector (20-2 pin AUX_PANEL1)
This connector is for additional front panel features including front panel SMB, locator
LED and switch, and LAN LEDs.
(1) Front panel SMB (6-1 pin FPSMB)
These leads connect the front panel SMBus cable.
(2) LAN activity LED (2-pin LAN12_LED)
These leads are for Gigabit LAN activity LEDs on the front panel.
(3) Locator LED (2-pin LOCATORLED1 and 2-pin LOCATORLED2)
These leads are for the locator LED1 and LED2 on the front panel. Connect the
Locator LED cables to these 2-pin connector. The LEDs will light up when the
Locator button is pressed.
(4) Locator Button/Swich (2-pin LOCATORBTN)
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These leads are for the locator button on the front panel. This button queries the
state of the system locator.
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16. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port(s). Connect
the S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening
at the back of the system chassis.
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
17. ASMB8 header (14-1 pin ASMB8)
The ASMB8 connector on the motherboard supports an ASUS® Server Management
Board 8 Series.
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18. VGA connector (VGA_HDR1)
This connector supports the VGA High Dynamic-Range interface.
19. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports
either HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of the front panel
audio I/O module cable to this connector.
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We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability.
•
If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector, set
the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD]; if you want to connect an AC'97
front panel audio module to this connector, set the item to [AC97]. By default, this
connector is set to [HD].
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Chapter 3: Powering Up
Powering Up
This chapter describes the power up sequence, and ways of
shutting down the system.
3
3.1
Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
2.
Be sure that all switches are off.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system chassis.
4.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge protector.
5.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
a.Monitor
b.
External storage devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c.
System power
6.
After applying power, the system power LED on the system front panel case lights up.
For systems with ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up when you press the
ATX power button. If your monitor complies with “green” standards or if it has a “power
standby” feature, the monitor LED may light up or switch between orange and green
after the system LED turns on.
The system then runs the power-on self-test or POST. While the tests are running, the
BIOS beeps or additional messages appear on the screen. If you do not see anything
within 30 seconds from the time you turned on the power, the system may have failed
a power-on test. Check the jumper settings and connections or call your retailer for
assistance.
The following shows the possible beep codes and its corresponding error condition:
BIOS Beep codes
Beep
7.
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Error condition
1 short
Power supply surges detected during the previous power on.
1 short
No Keyboard Detected.
1 short, 2 short
No DIMM Detected.
1 short, 8 short
No VGA Detected.
2 long
Chassis Intrusion.
2 long
BIOS-image Crash Detected.
At power on, hold down the <Del> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the instructions
in Chapter 4.
Chapter 3: Powering up
3.2
Powering off the computer
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function
Using Windows® Server 2008 R2:
1. Click the Start button, move the cursor to the triangle on the right of Log off, then click
Shut Down.
2. From the Shutdown Event Tracker, select the option that best describes why you want
to shut down the computer.
3.
Ensure that the Planned check box is checked.
4.
If necessary, key in comments.
5.Click OK.
Using Windows® Server 2012:
1. Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del>.
2. Click on the Power icon on the lower right side of the screen.
3. Select Shut down.
4.
In the Shutdown Event Tracker, select the Other (Planned) option in the selection
lists. Otherwise, select the option that best describes why you want to shut down the
computer.
5.Click Continue.
3.2.2
Using the dual function power switch
While the system is ON, press the power switch for less than four seconds to put the system
to sleep mode or to soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting.
Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds lets the system enter the soft-off
mode regardless of the BIOS setting.
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Chapter 4: BIOS setup
BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change the system settings through
the BIOS Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS
parameters are also provided.
4
4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic Input/Output
System (BIOS) setup:
1.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
To recover the BIOS using a bootable USB flash disk drive when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.
2.
ASUS EzFlash
Updates the BIOS using a USB flash disk.
3.
BUPDATER
Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable USB flash disk drive.
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable USB flash disk drive in
case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using
the BUPDATER utility.
4.1.1
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file
when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can update a corrupted BIOS
file using a USB flash drive that contains the updated BIOS file.
Prepare a USB flash drive containing the updated motherboard BIOS before using this
utility.
Recovering the BIOS from a USB flash drive
To recover the BIOS from a USB flash drive:
1.
Insert the USB flash drive with the original or updated BIOS file to one USB port on the
system.
2.
The utility will automatically recover the BIOS. It resets the system when the BIOS
recovery finished.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while recovering the BIOS! Doing so would cause
system boot failure!
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard. Visit the
ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file.
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4.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash Utility
The ASUS EZ Flash Utility feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to use a
DOS‑based utility.
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS from the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash Utility:
1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file into the USB port.
2.
Enter the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu then select ASUS EZ Flash
Utility. Press <Enter>.
ASUS Tek. EzFlash Utility
Current Platform
Platform : Z10PE-D8 WS
Version
: 0215
Build date: 05/13/2014
New Platform
Platform : Z10PE-D8 WS
Version
: 0217
Build date: 06/30/2014
FS0
FS1
[Up/Down/Left/Right]:Switch [Enter]:Choose [q]:Exit
3.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive field.
4.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS,
then press <Enter>.
5.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.
6.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file, and then press <Enter> to perform
the BIOS update process. Reboot the system when the update process is done.
•
This function can support devices such as a USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and
single partition only.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system
boot failure!
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Press
<F5> and select Yes to load the BIOS default settings.
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4.1.3
BUPDATER utility
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS screen displays
may not be the same as shown.
The BUPDATER utility allows you to update the BIOS file in the DOS environment using a
bootable USB flash disk drive with the updated BIOS file.
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the BUPDATER utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com and download the latest BIOS file for the
motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable USB flash disk drive.
2.
Copy the BUPDATER utility (BUPDATER.exe) from the ASUS support website at
support.asus.com to the bootable USB flash disk drive you created earlier.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt, type:
BUPDATER /i[filename].CAP
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable USB flash disk
drive, then press <Enter>.
A:\>BUPDATER /i[file name].CAP
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4.
The utility verifies the file, then starts updating the BIOS file.
ASUS Tek. EzFlash Utility
Current Platform
Platform : Z10PE-D8 WS
Version
: 0215
Build date: 05/13/2014
Start Programming Flash.
New Platform
Platform : Z10PE-D8 WS
Version
: 0217
Build date: 06/30/2014
DO NOT SHUTDOWN THE SYSTEM!!!
Write
75%
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.
The BIOS update is finished! Please restart your system.
C:\>
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4.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can update using the
provided utility described in section 5.1 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 chip.
The firmware chip on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up the
computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. Press <Del>
during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues
with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del>,
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. Press
<F5> and select Yes to load the BIOS default settings.
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and
may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard.
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Menu bar
Configuration fields
General help
Navigation keys
4.2.2
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main For changing the basic system configuration
AiTweaker
For overclocking and advanced tuning of system settings
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
IntelRCSetup
For changing the Intel RC settings
Server Mgmt
For changing the Server Mgmt settings
Event Logs
For changing the event log settings
Monitor or displaying the system temperature, power status, and changing
F
the fan settings
Security For changing the security settings
Boot For changing the system boot configuration
Tool For configuring options for special functions
Exit
For selecting the exit options
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard until the
desired item is highlighted.
Press the key on the upper right section of the menu screen to display the Tool and Exit
menus.
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4.2.3
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. For example,
selecting Main shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Event Logs, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
4.2.4
Submenu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a submenu.
To display the submenu, select the item then press <Enter>.
4.2.5
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for the BIOS setup
program. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.
4.2.6
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item.
4.2.7
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user-configurable, you can
change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item that is not userconfigurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. To change the
value of a field, select it and press <Enter> to display a list of options.
4.2.8
Pop-up window
Select a menu item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the configuration
options for that item.
4.2.9
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.
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4.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears. The Main menu
provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to set the system
date, time settings.
4.3.1
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
4.3.2
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
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4.4
AiTweaker menu
The AiTweaker menu allows you to perform overclocking and advance tuning of your memory
and CPU settings.
Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto]
Allows you to optimize the CPU Core Ratio, BCLK Freqency, or memory paramaters.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual] [OC Tune]
Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the spread spectrum.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
Xeon Turbo Charger [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable Xeon Turbo Charger feature.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
External Digi+ Power Control
CPU1/CPU2 Load-line Calibration [Auto]
Higher levels of the load-line calibration can get a higher voltage and a better
overclocking performance but increase the CPU and VRM thermal production. Select
from level 1 to 9 to adjust the CPU power voltage from 0% to 125%.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Level 1] [Level 2] [Level 3] [Level 4] [Level 5] [Level 6]
[Level 7] [Level 8] [Level 9]
CPU1/CPU2 Current Capability [Auto]
The CPU current capability adjusts the total power range for CPU overclocking.
A higher value provides a wider total power range and extends the overclocking
frequency range simultaneously.
Configuration options: [Auto] [100%] [110%] [120%] [130%] [140%]
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CPU1/CPU2 VRM Switching Frequency [Auto]
The switching frequency will affect the VRM transient response speed and the
component thermal production.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
CPU1/CPU2 Power Phase Control [Auto]
[Auto]
Automatically defines the optimum settings.
[Standard]
The phase control will be based on teh CPU command.
[Optimized]
Set to the ASUS optimiszed phase tuning profile.
[Extreme]
Set to the full phase mode.
[Power Phase The phase number will be adjusted by the curren (A) step.
Response]
CPU1/CPU2 Power Duty Control [T.Probe]
CPU Power Duty Control adjusts the current and thermal of every phase component.
[T.Probe]
Thermal balance
[Extreme]
Current balance
CPU1/CPU2 Power Thermal Control [130]
A higher temperature provides a wider CPU power thermal range and extends the
overclocking tolerance to enlarge the overclocking potential.
DRAM-AB/CD/EF/GH Current Capability [100%]
The DRAM current capability adjusts the total power range for DRAM overclocking.
A higher value provides a wider total power range and extends the overclocking
frequency range simultaneously.
Configuration options: [100%] [110%] [120%] [130%] [140%]
DRAM-AB/CD/EF/GH Switching Frequency [Auto]
The DRAM switching frequency will affect the overclocking range and the system
stability. Configure a higher frequency to increase the overclockin range or a lower
frequency to enhance the system stability.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
DRAM-AB/CD/EF/GH Power Phase Control [Auto]
This is for the power supply
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CPU1/2 Input Voltage [Auto]
This is the input voltage for the processor by the external voltage regulator.
DRAM Voltage (CHA, CHB)/(CHC, CHD)/(CHE, CHF)/(CHG, CHH) [Auto]
Power supply for the DRAM.
VCCIO Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
VCCIO Voltage Offset by a positive value.
[-]
VCCIO Voltage Offset by a negative value.
VCCIO Voltage Offset [Auto]
Maximum offset vaue is 0.65 with an incement of 0.01V. Use +/- to raise or reduce the value.
PCH 1.05V Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
PCH 1.05V Voltage Offset by a positive value.
[-]
PCH 1.05V Voltage Offset by a negative value.
PCH 1.05V Voltage Offset [Auto]
Main Power supply for the PCH Chipset. Maximum offset vaue is 0.15V with an incement of
0.01V. Use +/- to raise or reduce the value.
PCH 1.5V Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
PCH 1.5V Voltage Offset by a positive value.
[-]
PCH 1.5V Voltage Offset by a negative value.
PCH 1.5V Voltage Offset [Auto]
Power supply for the PCH Chipset I/O Interface. Maximum offset vaue is 0.20V with an
incement of 0.01V. Use +/- to raise or reduce the value.
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4.5
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.
Front Panel Type [HD Audio]
Allows you to select the Front Panel Type audio.
Configuration options: [HD Audio] [AC97]
Dr. Power Policy [Standard]
Allows you select the policy of Dr. Power settings.
Configuration options: [Standard] [Aggressive]
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ACPI Settings
Enable ACPI Auto Configuration [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the BIOS ACPI Auto Configuration.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enable Hibernation [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ability of the system to hibernate (OS/Sleep State).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
This option may be not effective with some OS.
ACPI Sleep State [S3 (Suspend to RAM)]
This item allows you to select the highest ACPI sleep state the system will enter when the
SUSPEND button is pressed.
Configuration options: [S3 (Suspend to RAM)] [Suspend Disabled]
4.5.2
SMART Settings
SMART Self Test [Enabled]
Allows you to run SMART Self Test on all HDDs during POST.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5.3
NCT6779D Super IO Configuration
Serial Port 1/2 Configuration
Allows you to set the parameters of Serial Port 1/ Serial Port 2.
Serial Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Serial Port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Change Settings [Auto]
Allows you to choose the setting for Super IO device.
Configuration options:
[Auto]
[IO=3F8h; IRQ=4;]
[IO=3F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;]
[IO=2F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;]
[IO=3E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;]
[IO=2E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12;]
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Onboard LAN I210 Configuration
Intel Lan1/Lan2 Enable [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel LAN.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel LAN ROM Type [PXE]
Allows you to select the Intel LAN ROM type.
Configuration options: [PXE] [iSCSI]
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4.5.5
Serial Port Console Redirection
COM1/COM2
Console Redirection [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the console redirection feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you set Console Redirection to [Enabled].
Console Redirection Settings
This item becomes configurable only when you enable the Console Redirection item. The
settings specify how the host computer and the remote computer (which the user is using)
will exchange data. Both computers should have the same or compatible settings.
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Terminal Type [VT-UTF8]
Allows you to set the terminal type.
[VT100]
ASCII char set.
[VT100+]
Extends VT100 to support color, function keys, et.
[VT-UTF8]
Uses UTF8 encoding to map Unicode chars onto 1 or more bytes
[ANSI]
Extended ASCII char set
Bits per second [57600]
Selects serial port transmission speed. The speed must be matched on the other side.
Long or noisy lines may require lower speeds.
Configuration options: [9600] [19200] [38400] [57600] [115200]
Data Bits [8]
Configuration options: [7] [8]
Parity [None]
A parity bit can be sent with the data bits to detect some transmission errors. [Mark]
and [Space] parity do not allow for error detection.
[None]
None
[Even]
parity bit is 0 if the num of 1’s in the data bits is even
[Odd]
parity bit is 0 if num of 1’s in the data bits is odd
[Mark]
parity bit is always 1
[Space]
parity bit is always 0
Stop Bits [1]
Stop bits indicate the end of a serial data packet. (A start bit indicates the beginning.)
The standard setting is 1 stop bit. Communication with slow devices may require more
than 1 stop bit. Configuration options: [1] [2]
Flow Control [Hardware RTS/CTS]
Flow control can prevent data loss from buffer overflow. When sending data, if the
receiving buffers are full, a “stop” signal can be sent to stop the data flow. Once the
buffers are empty, a “start” signal can be sent to re-start the flow. Hardware flow control
uses two wires to send start/stop signals.
Configuration options: [None] [Hardware RTS/CTS]
VT -UTF8 Combo Key Support [Enabled]
This allows you to enable the VT -UTF8 Combination Key Support for ANSI/VT100
terminals. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Recorder Mode [Disabled]
With this mode enabled only text will be sent. This is to capture Terminal data.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Legacy OS Redirection Resolution [80x24]
This allows you to set the number of rows and columns supported on the Legacy OS.
Configuration options: [80x24] [80x25]
Putty Keypad [VT100]
This allows you to select the FunctionKey and Keypad on Putty. Configuration options:
[VT100] [LINUX] [XTERMR6] [SCO] [ESCN] [VT400]
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Redirection After BIOS POST [Always Enable]
This setting allows you to specify if Bootloader is selected than Legacy console
redirection. Configuration options: [Always Enable] [Bootloader]
Serial Port for Out-of-Band Management/
Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS)
Console Redirection [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the console redirection feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you set Console Redirection to [Enabled].
Console Redirection Settings
Out-of-Band Mgmt Port [COM1]
Microsoft Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS) allow for remote
management of a Windows Server OS through a serial port.
Configuration options: [COM1] [COM2]
Terminal Type [VT-UTF8]
Microsoft Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS) allow for remote
management of a Windows Server OS through a serial port.
Configuration options: [VT100] [VT100+] [VT-UTF8] [ANSI]
Bits per second [115200]
Microsoft Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS) allow for remote
management of a Windows Server OS through a serial port.
Configuration options: [9600] [19200] [57600] [115200]
Flow Control [None]
Microsoft Windows Emergency Management Services (EMS) allow for remote
management of a Windows Server OS through a serial port.
Configuration options: [None] [Hardware RTS/CTS] [Software Xon/Xoff]
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4.5.6APM
Allows you to configure the Advance Power Management (APM) settings.
Restore AC Power Loss [Last State]
When set to [Power Off], the system goes into off state after an AC power loss. When set
to [Power On], the system will reboot 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 PCIE [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Disables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
[Enabled]
Enables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
Power On By Ring [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Disables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
[Enabled]
Enables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
Power On By RTC [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Disables RTC to generate a wake event.
[Enabled] When set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date (Days) and Hour/
Minute/Second will become user-configurable with set values.
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4.5.7
Advance Power Management Configuration
Allows you to configure the Advance Power Management settings.
Power Boost [Normal]
Enabling this item allows you to increase extra power input to the procesors(s) and
coumputing performance depenig on the applications.
Ensure that your thermal solution and power supply are avble to handle this circunstance.
Configuration Options: [Normal] [High] [Extreme]
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4.5.8
PCI Subsystem Settings
Allows you to configure PCI, PCI-X, and PCI Express Settings.
Load RT32 Image [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RT32 Image Loading.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Above 4G Decoding [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable 64-bit capable devices to be decoded in above 4G address
space. It only works if the system supports 64-bit PCI decoding.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SR-IOV Support [Disabled]
This option enables or disables SIngle Root IO Virtualization Support if the system has SRIOV capable PCIe devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Network Stack Configuration
Network stack [Enabled]
Enables or disables the network stack feature. Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable]
The following item appears only when Network stack is set to [Enabled].
Ipv4 PXE Support [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Ipv4 PXE Boot Support. If disabled, Ipv4 PXE boot option will
not be created. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Ipv6 PXE Boot Support. If disabled, Ipv6 PXE boot option will
not be created. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
PXE boot wait time [0]
Wait time to press ESC key to abort the PXE boot.
Media detect time [0]
Wait time (in seconds) to detect media.
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CSM Configuration
CSM Support [Enabled]
This option allows you to enable or disable CSM Support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
GateA20 Active [Upon Request]
This allows you to set the GA20 option.
Configuration options: [Upon Request] [Always]
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]
This allows you to set the display mode for option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Boot Option filter [Legacy only]
This option allows you to control the Legacy/UEFI ROMs priority.
Configuration options: [UEFI and Legacy] [Legacy only] [UEFI only]
Network / Storage / Video [Legacy]
This option allows you to control the execution of UEFI and Legacy PXE/ Storage/ Video
OpROM.
Configuration options: [UEFI ] [Legacy]
Other PCI devices [Legacy]
This item determines the OpROM execution policy for devices other than Network, Storage,
or Video.
Configuration options: [UEFI ] [Legacy]
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Trusted Computing
Configuration
Security Device Support [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the BIOS support for security device.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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USB Configuration
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Legacy USB device support.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] [Auto]
XHCI Hand-off [Enabled]
This is a workaround for 0Ses without XHCI hand-off support. The XHCI ownership change
should be claimed by XHCI driver.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
EHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
This is a workaround for 0Ses without EHCI hand-off support. The EHCI ownership change
should be claimed by EHCI driver.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Mass Storage Driver Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB Mass Storage drvier support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Port 60/64 Emulation [Enabled]
This allows you to enable the I/O port 60h/64h emulation support. This should be enabled for
the complete USB keyboard legacy support for non-USB aware OSes.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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USB hardware delays and time-outs
USB transfer time-out [20 sec]
The time-out value for control, bulk, and interrupt transfer.
Configuration options: [1 sec] [5 sec] [10 sec] [20 sec]
Device reset time-out [20 sec]
USB mass storage device start unit command time-out.
Configuration options: [10 sec] [20 sec] [30 sec] [40 sec]
Device power-up delay [Auto]
This is the maximum time the device will take before it properly reports itself to the host
controller.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
Mass Storage Devices
Generic 8.07 [Auto]
The time-out value for control, bulk, and interrupt transfer.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled] [Auto]
4.5.13
ASMedia Storage Controller
Allows you to configure the ASMedia Storage parameters.
ASMedia Storage Controller [AHCI Mode]
This item allows you to enable or disable the ASMedia Storage Controller.
Configuration options: [AHCI Mode] [IDE Mode]
Hot Plug [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the hot-plug support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ASPM Support [Disabled]
Allows you to enable the controller ASMP (active state power management) for energy saving
support
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5.14
iSCSI Configuration
Allows you to configure the iSCSi parameters.
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IntelRCSetup menu
The IntelRCSetup menu items allow you to change the processor and chipset settings.
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Processor Configuration
Per Socket Configuration
Allows you to set the number of cores to enable. 0 means all cores. Total of 14 cores
available.
Hyper Threading [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology function. When
disabled, only one thread per activated core is enabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
When disabled, forces the XD feature flag to always return 0.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enable Intel TXT Support [Disabled]
This item enables Intel Trusted Execution Technology Configuration.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Disable EV DFS Features when TXT is enabled.
VMX [Enabled]
Enables the Vanderpool Technology. Takes effect after reboot.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Enable SMX [Disabled]
Enables the Safer Mode Extensions
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled]
This Item allows you to turn on/off the mid level cache(L2) streamer prefetcher.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Adjacent Cache Prefetch [Enabled]
This Item allows you to turn on/off prefetching of adjacent cache lines.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DCU Streamer Prefetcher [Enabled]
This Item allows you to enable or disable prefetcher of next L1 data line.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DCU IP Prefetcher [Enabled]
This Item allows you to enable or disable prefetch of next L1 line based upon sequential load
history.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DCU Mode [32K 8Way Without ECC]
Configuration options: [32K 8Way Without ECC] [16K 4Way With ECC]
Direct Cache Access (DCA) [Auto]
This Item allows you to enable or disable Direct Cache Access.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
DCA Prefetch Delay [32]
This Item allows you to set the time for the DCA Prefetch delay Help.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [8] [16] [24] [32] [40] [48] [56] [64] [72] [80] [88] [96] [104] [112]
X2APIC [Disabled]
This Item allows you to enable or disable the extended APIC support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
AES-NI [Enabled]
This Item allows you to enable or disable the AES-NI support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Down Stream PECI [Disabled]
This Item allows you to enable the PCIe Down Stream PECI writer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Advanced Power Management Configuration
Power Technology [Energy Efficient]
This item allows you to enable power management features.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Energy Efficient] [Custom]
Config TDP [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the Config TDP.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Config TDP Level [Disabled]
This item appears only when Config TDG is set to [Enabled]. This allows you select the
Config TDP level.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Advanced PM Turning
This item allows you to set additional CPU Power Management settings.
Energy Perf BIAS
Energy Performance Tuning [Disabled]
Allows your system to select from BIOS or operating system to choose enable energy
performance bias tuning.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Energy Performance Bias setting. [Balanced Performance]
Allows you to set the Energy Performance Bias which overrides the OS setting.
Configuration options: [Performance] [Balanced Performance] [Balanced Power]
[Power]
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Power/Performance Switch [Enabled]
Allows you to switch between Power or performance.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Workload Configuration [Balanced]
Optimization for the workload characterization.
Configuration options: [Balanced] [I/O sensitive]
Averaging Time Window [23]
This is used to control the effective window of the average for CO and PO time.
PO TotalTimeThreshold Low [35]
The HW switching mechanism disables the performance setting (0) when the total PO
time is less than this threshold.
PO TotalTimeThreshold High [58]
The HW switching mechanism enables the performance setting (0) when the total PO
time is greater than this threshold.
4.6.3
Common RefCode Configuration
Numa [Enabled]
This item enables or disables the Non uniform Memory Access (NUMA).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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QPI Configuration
QPI General Configuration
QPI Status
This item displays information about the QPI status.
Link Speed Mode [Fast]
This item allows you to select the QPI link speed as either the fast mode or slow mode.
Configuration options: [Slow] [Fast]
Link Frequency Select [Auto]
This item allows you for selecting the QPI link frequency
Configuration options: [Auto] [6.4 GT/s] [8.0 GT/s] [9.6 GT/s]
Link L0p Enable [Enable]
Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable]
Link L1 Enable [Enable]
Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable]
COD Enable [Auto]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Early Snoop [Auto]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
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Memory Configuration
Enforce POR [Auto]
Allows you to enforce POR restrictions for DDR4 frequency adn voltage programming.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enforce POR] [Disabled] [Enforce Stretch Goals]
Memory Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to select the memory frequency setting.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1333] [1600] [1866] [2133]
Halt on mem Training Error [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable halt on mem Training Error.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ECC Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the ECC support.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enhanced Log Parsing [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced Log Parsing.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Data Scrambling [Auto]
Allows you to enable/disable data scrambling.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enable ADR [Disabled]
Allows you to set the detecting and enabling of ADR.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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C/A Parity Enable [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the DDR4's command address parity.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Memory Topology
Displays memory topology with DIMM population information.
Memory Thermal
Allows you to configure thermal settings.
Set Throttling Mode [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [OLTT] [CLTT]
OLLT Peak BW% [xx]
Allows you to set the peak allowed bandwidth for OLTT. This is in percentage and valid
offset values is from 25-100.
DIMM Temp Stat [xx]
Allows you to select DIMMTEMPSTAT as temp_mid or tem_hi.
Memory Power Savings Mode [Auto]
Allows you to configure the CKE and other related Memory Power Savings features.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [APD On] [User Defined] [Reserve] [Reserved]
Memory Power Savings Advanced Options
CK in SR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Driven] [Tri-State] [Pulled Low] Pulled High]
MDLL Off [Auto]
Allows you to shutdown MDLL during SR when enabled.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
MEMHOT Throttling Mode [Input-only]
Allows you to shutdown MDLL during SR when enabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Input-only] [Output-only]
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Mem Electrical Throttling [Disabled]
Allows you to configure Memory Electical throttling.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Memory Map
Channel Interleaving [Auto]
Select different channel interleaving setting.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1-way Interleave] [2-way Interleave] [3-way Interleave] [4way Interleave]
Rank Interleaving [Auto]
Select different rank interleaving setting.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1-way Interleave] [2-way Interleave] [4-way Interleave] [8way Interleave]
Memory RAS Configuration
RAS Mode [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RAS Modes. Enabling Sparing and Mirroring is not
supported. In case enabled, Sparing will be selected.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Mirror] [Lockstep Mode]
Memory Rank Sparing [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Memory Rank Sparing.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Correctable Error Threshold [32767]
Allows you to set the Correctable Error Threshold used for sparing, tagging, and leaky
bucket. The range is from 1 to 32767.
Patrol Scrub [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Patrol Scrub.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Demand Scrub [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Demand Scrub.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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IIO Configuration
EV DFX Features [Disabled]
Set this option to allow DFX Lock Bits to remain clear.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCIE Slot Option ROM Configuration
PCIE1-PCIE7 Option ROM [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PCIE1-7 Option ROM.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel VT for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel VT for Directed I/O (VT-d) [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCI Express Global Options
TX EQ WA [Enabled]
Use special table for TX_EQ and vendor specific cards.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCI-E ASPM Support (Global) [L1 Only]
This option enables or disables the ASPM support for all downstream devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [L1 Only]
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PCH Configuration
PCH Devices
DeepSx Power Policies [Disabled]
Allows you to configure the DeepSx Mode configuration.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled in S5] [Enabled in S4 and S5]
PCI Express Configuration
PCH DMI ASPM [Enabled]
Allows you to configure the PCH DMI ASPM.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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PCH sSATA Configuration
sSATA Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the sSATA Controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Configure sSATA as [AHCI]
Allows you to identify the SATA port is connected to Solid State Drive or Hard Disk Drive.
Configuration options: [IDE] [AHCI] [RAID]
Support Aggressive Link Power Management [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Suport Aggressive Link Power (SALP) Management.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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SATA Port 1-4
Port 1/ Port 2/ Port 3/ Port 4 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the SATA port
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCH SATA Configuration
SATA Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the SATA Controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Configure SATA as [AHCI]
Allows you to identify the SATA port is connected to Solid State Drive or Hard Disk Drive.
Configuration options: [IDE] [AHCI] [RAID]
Support Aggressive Link Power Management [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Suport Aggressive Link Power (SALP) Management.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SATA Port 1-6
Port 1/ Port 2/ Port 3/ Port 4/ Port 5/ Port 6 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the SATA port
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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USB Configuration
xHCI Mode [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the mode of operation of xHCI controller.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Ports Per-Port Disable Control [Disabled]
Allows you to control each of the USB ports 1 to 8 disabling.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appears only when the USB Ports Per-Port Disable Control is set to
[Enabled].
USB Port #1/ #2/ #3/ #4/ #5/ #6/ #7/ #8 [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 3.0 Port #1/ #2/ #3/ #4/ #5/ #6 [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Azalia Configuration
Azalia [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the control detection of the Azalia device.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Platform Thermal Configuration
PCH Thermal Device [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the PCH Thermal Device (D31:F6).
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Alert Enable Lock [Disabled]
Allows you to lock all Alert Enable settings.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.6.8
Miscellaneous Configuration
Active Video [Offboard Device]
Allows you to select the video type.
Configuration options: [Onboard Device] [Offboard Device]
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4.6.9
Server ME Configuration
Displays the Server ME Technology parameters on your system.
4.6.10
Runtime Error Logging Support
Runtime Error Logging
S/W Error Injection Support [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the S/W Error Injection support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Whea Settings
WHEA Support [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the WHEA support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Memory Error Enabling :
Memory corrected Error enabling [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable Memory corrected Errors.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.7
Server Mgmt menu
The Server Management menu displays the server management status and allows you to
change the settings.
OS Watchdog Timer [Disabled]
This item allows you to start a BIOS timer which can only be shut off by Intel Management
Software after the OS loads.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items is configurable only when the OS Watchdog Timer is set to [Enabled].
OS Wtd Timer Timeout [10 minutes]
Allows you to configure the length fo the OS Boot Watchdog Timer.
Configuration options: [5 minutes] [10 minutes] [15 minutes] [20 minutes]
OS Wtd Timer Policy [Reset]
This item allows you to configure the how the system should respond if the OS Boot Watch
Timer expires.
Configuration options: [Do Nothing] [Reset] [Power Down]
Serial Mux [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable Serial Mux configuration.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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System Event Log
Allows you to change the SEL event log configuration.
SEL Components [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable all features of system Event Logging during boot.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
•
The following items appears only when you set SEL Components to [Enabled].
•
All values changed here do not take effect until computer is restarted.
Erase SEL [No]
Allows you to choose options for erasing SEL.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes, On next reset] [Yes, On every reset]
When SEL is Full [Do Nothing]
Allows you to choose options for reactions to a full SEL.
Configuration options: [Do Nothing] [Erase Immediately]
Log EFI Status Codes [Error code]
Disable the logging of EFI Status Codes, or log only error code, or only progress code
or, both.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Both] [Error code] [Progress code]
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BMC network configuration
The sub-items in this configuration allow you to configure the BMC network parameters. The
items are blank if no BMC card is detected by the system.
Config Address source [Unspecified]
This item allows you to configure LAN channel parameters statistically or dynamically (by
BIOS or BMC). Unspecified option will not modify any BMC network parameters during
BIOS phase.
Configuration options: [Unspecified] [Static] [DynamicBmcDhcp]
View System Event Log
This item allows you to view the system event log records.
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IPv6 BMC Network Configuration
This item allows you to configure the parameter settings of IPv6 BMC network.
IPv6 Display Full Field [Enable]
Displays the full or brief IPv6 Field.
Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable]
IPv6 Display Full Formula [Enable]
Displays the full or brief IPv6 Formula.
Configuration options: [Disable] [Enable]
IPv6 Display Letter Case [Upper Case]
Displays the uppercase or lowercase letters of the alphabet.
Configuration options: [Lower Case] [Upper Case]
IPv6 BMC Lan IP Address Source [Unspecified]
This item allows you to select and configure LAN channel parameters statically or
dynamically by BIOS or BMC.
Configuration options: [Unspecified] [Static] [Dynamic-Obtained by BMC running
DHCP]
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4.8
Event Logs menu
The Event Logs menu items allow you to change the event log settings and view the system
event logs.
4.8.1
Change Smbios Event Log Settings
Press <Enter> to change the Smbios Event Log configuration.
All values changed here do not take effect until computer is restarted.
Enabling/Disabling Options
Smbios Event Log [Enabled]
Change this to enable or disable all features of Smbios Event Logging during boot.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Erasing Settings
Erase Event Log [No]
Choose options for erasing Smbios Event Log. Erasing is done prior to any logging activation
during reset. Configuration options: [No] [Yes, Next reset] [Yes, Every reset]
When Log is Full [Do Nothing]
Allows you to choose options for reactions to a full Smbios Event Log. Configuration options:
[Do Nothing] [Erase Immediately]
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Smbios Event Log Standard Settings
Log System Boot Event [Disabled]
Allows you to choose options to enable/disable logging of System boot event. Configuration
options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
4.8.2
View Smbios Event Log
Press <Enter> to view all smbios event logs.
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4.9
Monitor menu
The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change
the fan settings.
Scroll down to view the other items
CPU1/2 Temperature [xxx°C/xxx°F]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU temperatures.
CPU FAN1/2 Speed; FRNT FAN1–5 Speed; REAR FAN1/2 Speed
[xxxx RPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the speed of CPU fans,
front fans, and rear fan in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A.
+VCCIO, VCORE1/2 Voltage, +VDDQ_AB Voltage, +VDDQ_CD Voltage,
+VDDQ_EF Voltage, +VDDQ_GH Voltage, +5VSB Voltage, +5V Voltage, +12V
Voltage, +3.3V Voltage, VBAT Voltage, +3.3VSB Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard
voltage regulators.
CPU FAN1&2 FRNT FAN1 mode [Generic Speed]
Allows you to configure the ASUS Smart Fan feature that smartly adjusts the fan speeds for
more efficient system operation.
Configuration options: [Generic Speed] [High Speed] [Full Speed] [Manual Mode]
Duty % [50]
This item appears only when CPU FAN1&2 FRNT FAN1 mode is set to [Manual Mode].
This item allows you to configure the fan duty setting from 10% to 100%.
FRNT FAN2&3/4&5 mode; REAR FAN1&2 mode [Generic Speed]
Allows you to configure the ASUS Smart Fan feature that smartly adjusts the fan speeds for
more efficient system operation.
Configuration options: [Generic Speed] [High Speed] [Full Speed] [Manual Mode]
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4.10
Security menu
This menu allows a new password to be created or a current password to be cchanged. The
menu also enables or disables the Secure Boot state and lets the user configure the System
Mode state.
Administrator Password
To set an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps as in changing an administrator
password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password.
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User Password
To set a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear a user password:
1.
Select the Clear User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.Select Yes from the Warning message window then press <Enter>.
Clear User Password
This item allows you to clear the user password. Use the arrow keys to select Yes or No then
press <Enter> to confirm your choice.
Secure Boot Menu
This item allows you to customize the Secure Boot settings.
Secure Boot [Disabled]
Secure Boot can be enabled if the system is running in User mode with enrolled
platform Key (EPK) or if the CSM function is disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Secure Boot Mode [Custom]
Allows you to set the Secure Boot selector.
Configuration options: [Custom] [Standard]
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Key Management
This item only appears when the item Secure Boot Mode is set to [Custom]. The
Key Management item allows you to modify Secure Boot variables and set Key
Management page.
Default Key Provision [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enroll All Factory Default Keys
This item will ask you if you want to Install Factory Default secure keys. Select Yes if
you want to load the default secure keys, otherwise select No.
Save All Secure Boot Variables
This item will ask you if you want to save all secure boot variables. Select Yes if you
want to save all secure boot variables, otherwise select No.
Platform Key (PK)/ Key Exchange Key (KEK)/ Authorized Signatures (DB)/
Authorized TimeStamps (DBT)/ Forbidden Signatures (DBX)
Configuration options: [Delete] [Set New] [Append]
Configuration options: [Set New] [Delete] [Append]
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4.11
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.
Setup Prompt Timeout [xx]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the number of seconds to wait for setup activation key.
Bootup NumLock State [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
Boot Logo Display [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Full Screen] [Disabled]
POST Report [5 sec]
Allows you to set the desired POST Report waiting time from 1 to 10 seconds.
Configuration options: [1 sec] ~ [10 sec] [Until Press ESC]
Chassis Intrusion Message [Warning]
Allows you to set an action when chassis intrusion has occured.
Configuration options: [Warning] [Halt]
Boot Option Priorities
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The
number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices
installed in the system.
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To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo
appears.
•
To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, please press <F8> after POST.
Hard Drive BBS Priorities / Network Device BBS Priorities
These items appear only when you connect SATA ODD or hard drive to the SATA ports and
allow you to set the booting order of the SATA devices.
4.12
Tool menu
The Tool menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display the submenu.
ASUS EZ Flash
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash BIOS ROM Utility when you press <Enter>. Refer to the
ASUS EZ Flash Utility section for details.
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4.13
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options from this
menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Save Changes & Exit
Exit System setup after saving the changes.
Discard Changes & Exit
Exit System setup without saving any changes.
Save Changes & Reset
Reset the system setup after saving the changes.
Discard Changes & Reset
Reset system setup without saving any changes.
Save Options
Save Changes
Save changes done so far to any of the setup options.
Discard Changes
Discard changes done so far to any of the setup options.
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Restore Defaults
Restore/load default values for all the setup options.
Save as User Defaults
Save the changes done so far as User Defaults.
Restore User Defaults
Restore the User Defaults to all the setup options.
Boot Override
This items displays the available devices. The items that appears on the screen
depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Click an item to start booting from
the selected device.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
Attempts to launch EFI Shell application (shell.efi) from one of the available filesystem
devices.
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Chapter 5: RAID Configuration
RAID Configuration
This chapter provides instructions for setting up, creating, and
configuring RAID sets using the available utilities.
5
5.1
Setting up RAID
The motherboard supports the following SATA RAID solutions:
•
LSI MegaRAID software RAID Configuration Utility with RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID
10 support (for both Linux and Windows OS).
•
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise Option ROM Utility with RAID 0, RAID 1,
RAID 10, and RAID 5 support (for Windows OS only).
5.1.1
RAID definitions
RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write data in
parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a single drive but at a
sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone, thus improving data access
and storage. Use of two new identical hard disk drives is required for this setup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one drive to a
second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array management software directs all applications
to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of the data in the other drive. This RAID
configuration provides data protection and increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use
two new drives or use an existing drive and a new drive for this setup. The new drive must be
of the same size or larger than the existing drive.
RAID 10 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity (redundancy data) having
to be calculated and written. With the RAID 10 configuration you get all the benefits of both
RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations. Use four new hard disk drives or use an existing drive and
three new drives for this setup.
RAID 5 stripes both data and parity information across three or more hard disk drives. Among
the advantages of RAID 5 configuration include better HDD performance, fault tolerance, and
higher storage capacity. The RAID 5 configuration is best suited for transaction processing,
relational database applications, enterprise resource planning, and other business systems.
Use a minimum of three identical hard disk drives for this setup.
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If you want to boot the system from a hard disk drive included in a created RAID set,
copy first the RAID driver from the support DVD to a floppy disk before you install an
operating system to the selected hard disk drive.
•
Please refer to chapter 2 for how to select the RAID configuration utility. Move the
jumper to choose between LSI MegaRAID and Intel® Rapid RAID.
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5.1.2
Installing hard disk drives
The motherboard supports Serial ATA for RAID set configuration. For optimal performance,
install identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating a disk array.
To install the SATA hard disks for RAID configuration:
1.
Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays following the instructions in the system
user guide.
2.
Connect a SATA signal cable to the signal connector at the back of each drive and to
the SATA connector on the motherboard.
3.
Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive.
5.1.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS
You must set the RAID item in the BIOS Setup before you can create a RAID set from SATA
hard disk drives attached to the SATA connectors supported by Intel® C612 chipset.
To do this:
1.
Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
2.
Go to the Advanced Menu > PCH SATA Configuration, then press <Enter>.
3.
Set SATA Mode to [RAID Mode]
4.
Press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS Setup.
Refer to Chapter 4 for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS Setup.
5.1.4
RAID configuration utilities
Depending on the RAID connectors that you use, you can create a RAID set using the
utilities embedded in each RAID controller. For example, use the LSI MegaRAID Software
Configuration Utility or the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology if you installed Serial ATA
hard disk drives on the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Intel® C612 chipset.
Refer to the succeeding section for details on how to use the RAID configuration utility.
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5.2LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility
The LSI MegaRAID software RAID configuration utility allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1, or
RAID 10 set(s) from SATA hard disk drives connected to the SATA connectors supported by the
motherboard southbridge chip.
To enter the LSI MegaRAID software RAID configuration utility:
1.
Turn on the system after installing all the SATA hard disk drives.
2.
During POST, the LSI MegaRAID software RAID configuration utility automatically
detects the installed SATA hard disk drives and displays any existing RAID set(s).
Press <Ctrl> + <M> to enter the utility.
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•
The LSI MegaRAID software RAID configuration utility automatically configures to
RAID 1 when the SATA to RAID Mode is enabled.
•
The RAID setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and may not
exactly match the items on your screen due to the controller version difference.
•
When you create RAID sets with the LSI MegaRAID software RAID configuration
utility, the boot priority of the SATA optical drive has to be manually adjusted.
Otherwise, the system will not boot from the connected SATA ODD.
3.
The utility main window appears. Use the arrow keys to select an option from the
Management Menu and then press <Enter>. Refer to the Management Menu
descriptions on the next page.
At the bottom of the screen is the legend box. The keys on the legend box allow you
to navigate through the setup menu options or execute commands. The keys on the
legend box vary according to the menu level.
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Menu
Description
Configure
Allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1 or RAID 10 set using the Easy
Configuration or the New Configuration command. This menu also
allows you to view, add, or clear RAID configurations or select the
boot drive
Initialize
Allows you to initialize the virtual drives of a created RAID set
Objects
Allows you to initialize virtual drives or change the virtual drive
parameters
Rebuild
Allows you to rebuild failed drives
Check Consistency Allows you to check the data consistency of the virtual drives of a
created RAID set
5.2.1
Creating a RAID set
The LSI Software RAID Configuration Utility allows you to create a RAID 0, RAID 1, or RAID
10 set using two types of configurations: Easy and New.
In Easy Configuration, the virtual drive parameters are set automatically.
In New Configuration, you manually set the virtual drive parameters.
Using Easy Configuration
To create a RAID set using the Easy Configuration option:
1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > Easy Configuration, and then press
<Enter>.
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InitializeClear Configuration
Objects
Select Boot Drive
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Defines Physical Arrays. An Array Will Automatically Become A VD
Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
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2.
The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected to the SATA
ports. Use the up/down arrow keys to select the drives you want to include in the RAID
set, and then press <Space>. When selected, the drive indicator changes from READY
to ONLIN A[X]-[Y], where X is the array number, and Y is the drive number.
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The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of the screen.
•
You need at least two identical hard disk drives when creating a RAID 1 set.
•
You need at least four identical hard disk drives when creating a RAID 10 set.
3.
Select all the drives required for the RAID set, and then press <F10> to configure array
setting.
4.
Press <Space> to select the configurable array.
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5.
Press <F10> again, the virtual drive information appears including a Virtual Drive
menu that allows you to change the virtual drive parameters.
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6.
Select RAID from the Virtual Drive sub-menu, and then press <Enter>.
7.
Select the RAID level from the menu, and then press <Enter>.
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8.
Select Units from the Virtual Drive sub-menu, and then press <Enter>.
9.
Select the units for virtual drive size from the menu, and then press <Enter>.
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10. When creating a RAID 1 or a RAID 10 set, select DWC from the Virtual Drive menu,
and then press <Enter>.
When creating a RAID 0 set, proceed to step 12.
11. Select On to enable the Disk Write Cache setting, and then press <Enter>.
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Disk Write Cache Setting of VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
Enabling DWC can improve the performance, but with the risk of data loss.
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12. When finished setting the selected virtual drive configuration, select Accept from the
menu, and then press <Enter>.
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0
Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
1
148.580GB
PORT #
2
0
ONLIN A00-00
1
ONLIN A00-01
64KB
Status
ONLINE
Virtual Drive2 0READY
RAID =
Units=
Size =
DWC =
RA
=
Accept
SPAN =
1
3
MB
152146MB
OFF
On
READY
NO
Accept This VD Configuration And Go To Next VD
Cursor Keys, SPACE-(De) Select F2-ChIdInfo F3-SlotInfo F10-Configure Esc-Quit
13. Follow step 2 to 12 to configure additional virtual drives.
14. Press <Esc> to finish RAID configuration. When prompted to save configuration, select
Yes from the menu, and then press <Enter>.
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Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
LD
RAID
0
1
Easy Configuration
New Configuration
View/Add Configuration
Clear Configuration
Select Boot Drive
Save Configuration?
Yes
No
Virtual Drive(s) Configured
Size
#Stripes
StripSz
Status
148.580GB
ONLINE
2
64KB
Select Yes Or No
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
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Using New Configuration
When a RAID set already exists, using the New Configuration command erases the
existing RAID configuration data. If you do not want to delete the existing RAID set, use the
View/Add Configuration command to view or create another RAID configuration.
To create a RAID set using the New Configuration option
1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > New Configuration, and then press
<Enter>.
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Easy Configuration
Management MenuNew Configuration
Configure
View/Add Configuration
Initialize
Clear Configuration
Objects
Select Boot Drive
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Clear Existing Configuration And Start A New Configuration
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
Follow step 2 to 9 of the previous section: Using Easy Configuration.
3.
Select Size from the Virtual Drive menu, and then press <Enter>.
4.
Key-in the desired virtual drive size, and then press <Enter>.
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Virtual Drive(s) Configured
Easy
-#Stripes
ARRAY SELECTION
MENU
RAID Configuration
Size
StripSz
Management Menu
Configure
0
Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
1
148.580GB
PORT #
2
0
ONLIN A00-00
1
ONLIN A00-01
64KB
Status
ONLINE
Enter Virtual
VD Size: Drive
152146_
2 0READY
RAID =
Units=
Size =
DWC =
RA
=
Accept
SPAN =
1
3
MB
152146MB
OFF
On
READY
NO
Enter VD Size:
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
5.
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Follow step 10 to 14 of the previous section: Using Easy Configuration to create the
RAID set.
Chapter 5: RAID configuration
5.2.2
Adding or viewing a RAID configuration
You can add a new RAID configuration or view an existing configuration using the View/Add
Configuration command.
Adding a new RAID configuration
To add a new RAID configuration:
1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > View/Add Configuration, and then
press <Enter>.
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Easy Configuration
Management MenuNew Configuration
Configure
View/Add Configuration
Initialize
Clear Configuration
Objects
Select Boot Drive
Rebuild
Check Consistency
View/Add to The Existing Configuration
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected to the SATA
ports. Select the drive(s) you want to include in the RAID set, then press <Space>.
When selected, the drive indicator changes from READY to ONLIN A[X]-[Y], where X
is the array number, and Y is the drive number.
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View/Add Configuration - ARRAY SELECTION MENU
Management Menu
Configure
Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Port # 2 DISK
PORT #
0
ONLIN A00-00
1
ONLIN A00-01
2
READY
3
READY
77247MB
HDS72808PLA380
PF20A60A
SPACE-Sel,ENTER-EndArray,F10-Configure,F2-Drive Info,F3-Virtual Drives,F4-HSP
The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of the screen.
3.
Follow step 3 to 12 of section 5.2.1 Creating a RAID set: Using Easy Configuration
to add a new RAID set.
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5.2.3
Initializing the virtual drives
After creating the RAID set(s), you must initialize the virtual drives. You may initialize the
virtual drives of a RAID set(s) using the Initialize or Objects command on the Management
Menu.
Using the Initialize command
To initialize the virtual drive using the Initialize command
1.
From the Management Menu, select Initialize, and then press <Enter>.
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Configure
Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Initialize VD(s)
Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
The screen displays the available RAID set(s) and prompts you to select the virtual
drive to initialize. Use the arrow keys to select the virtual drive from the Virtual Drive
selection, and then press <Space>.
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Management Menu
Configure
Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
LD
0
Virtual Drive(s) Configured
Easy
-#Stripes
ARRAY SELECTION
MENU
RAID Configuration
Size
StripSz
1
148.580GB
2
64KB
Status
ONLINE
Virtual Drives
Virtual Drive 0
Select VD
SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize
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3.
Press <F10> to start initialization. When prompted, select Yes from the Initialize?
dialog box, and then press <Enter>.
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Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
LD
0
Virtual Drive(s) Configured
Easy
-#Stripes
ARRAY SELECTION
MENU
RAID Configuration
Size
StripSz
1
148.580GB
2
64KB
Status
ONLINE
Initialize?
Yes
No
Virtual Drives
Virtual Drive 0
Init Will Destroy Data On Selected VD(s)
SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize
Initializing a virtual drive erases all data on the drive.
4.
A progress bar appears on screen. If desired, press <Esc> to abort initialization. When
initialization is completed, press <Esc>.
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Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
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RAID
Virtual Drive(s) Configured
Size
#Stripes
StripSz
Init
VD Is In Process
0
1 of 148.580GB
2
64KB
VD 0 Initialization Complete. Press Esc..
Status
ONLINE
100% Completed
Virtual Drives
Virtual Drive 0
SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize
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Using the Objects command
To initialize the virtual drives using the Objects command
1.
From the Management Menu, select Objects > Virtual Drive, and then press
<Enter>.
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Objects
Management Menu
Adapter
Configure
Virtual Drive
Initialize
Physical Drive
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Change VD Parameters
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
Select the virtual drive to initialize from the Virtual Drives sub‑menu, and then press
<Enter>.
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Objects
Management Menu
Adapter
Configure
Virtual Drive
Initialize
Physical Drive
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Virtual Drive(1)
Virtual Drive 0
Select VD
Press ENTER To Select A VD, <Del> To Delete A VD
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3.
Select Initialize from the pop-up menu, and then press <Enter> to start initialization.
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Objects
Virtual Drive(1)
Virtual Drive 0
Management Menu
Adapter
Configure
Virtual Drive
Initialize
Physical Drive
Objects
Virtual Drive(0)
Rebuild
Initialize
Check Consistency
Check Consistency
View/Update Parameters
Initialize VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
4.
When prompted, press the <Space> to select Yes from the Initialize? dialog box, and
then press <Enter>.
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Objects
Virtual Drive(1)
Virtual Drive 0
Management Menu
Adapter
Configure
Virtual Drive
Initialize
Physical Drive
Objects
Virtual Drive(0)
Rebuild
Initialize
Check Consistency
Initialize?
Check Consistency
Yes
View/Update Parameters
No
Init Will Destroy Data On Selected VD(s)
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
5.
A progress bar appears on screen. If desired, press <Esc> to abort initialization. When
initialization is completed, press <Esc>.
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5.2.4
Rebuilding failed drives
You can manually rebuild failed hard disk drives using the Rebuild command in the
Management Menu.
To rebuild a failed hard disk drive
1.
From the Management Menu, select Rebuild, and then press <Enter>.
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Configure
Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Rebuild VD(s)
Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
The PHYSICAL DRIVES SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected
to the SATA ports. Select the drive you want to rebuild, and then press <Space>.
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REBUILD - PHYSICAL DRIVES SELECTION MENU
Management Menu
Configure
Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Port # 1 DISK
PORT #
0
ONLIN A00-00
1
FAIL A00-01
77247MB
HDS72808PLA380
PF20A60A
SPACE-(De)Select,F10-Start Rebuild,F2-Drive Information,F3-View Virtual Drives
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3.
After selecting the drive to rebuild, press <F10>. When prompted, press <Y> to rebuild
the drive.
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Management Menu
Configure
PORT #
Initialize
0 ONLIN A00-00
Objects
1 FAIL A00-01
Rebuild
Rebuilding
of Drive Will Take A Few Minutes. Start Rebuilding Drive (Y/N)?
Check Consistency
Port # 1 DISK
77247MB
HDS72808PLA380
PF20A60A
SPACE-(De)Select,F10-Start Rebuild,F2-Drive Information,F3-View Virtual Drives
4.
When rebuild is complete, press any key to continue.
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5.2.5
Checking the drives for data consistency
You can check and verify the accuracy of data redundancy in the selected virtual drive. The
utility can automatically detect and/or detect and correct any differences in data redundancy
depending on the selected option in the Objects > Adapter menu.
The Check Consistency command is available only for virtual drives included in a RAID 1
or RAID 10 set.
Using the Check Consistency Command
To check data consistency using the Check Consistency command
1.
From the Management Menu, select Check Consistency, and then press <Enter>.
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Configure
Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
CC of VD(s)
Use Cursor Keys to Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
The screen displays the available RAID set(s) and prompts you to select the virtual
drive to check. Press <Space> to select the virtual drive from the Virtual Drive submenu, and then press <F10>.
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Configure
Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
LD
0
Virtual Drive(s) Configured
Easy
-#Stripes
ARRAY SELECTION
MENU
RAID Configuration
Size
StripSz
1
148.580GB
2
64KB
Status
ONLINE
Virtual Drives
Virtual Drive 0
Select VD
SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize
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3.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the Consistency Check?
dialog box, and then press <Enter>.
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Initialize
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
LD
0
Virtual Drive(s) Configured
Easy
-#Stripes
ARRAY SELECTION
MENU Status
RAID Configuration
Size
StripSz
10
154494MB
2
64KB
ONLINE
Consistency Check?
Yes
No
Virtual Drives
Virtual Drive 0
Select VD(s)
SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize
A progress bar appears on screen.
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Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Virtual Drive(s) Configured
Easy
-#Stripes
ARRAY SELECTION
MENU Status
RAID Configuration
Size
StripSz
10 CC154494MB
64KB
ONLINE
Under Process2
VD 0 Consistency Check. Press Esc to Abort.
LD
0
85% Completed
Virtual Drives
Virtual Drive 0
The Data On The Drives Is Inconsistency. Repair Done!
SPACE-(De)Select, F10-Initialize
4.
While checking the disk consistency, press <Esc> to display the following options.
• Stop
• Continue - Continues the consistency check.
• Abort
5.
When checking is complete, press any key to continue.
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- Stops the consistency check. The utility stores the percentage of
disk checked, and when you restart checking, it continues from the
last percentage completed rather than from zero percent.
- Aborts the consistency check. When you restart checking, it
continues from zero percent.
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Using the Objects command
To check data consistency using the Objects command
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1.
From the Management Menu, select Objects, and then select Virtual Drive from the
sub-menu.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select the virtual drive you want to check, and then press
<Enter>.
3.
Select Check Consistency from the pop-up menu, and then press <Enter>.
4.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the dialog box to check the
drive.
5.
When checking is complete, press any key to continue.
Chapter 5: RAID configuration
5.2.6
Deleting a RAID configuration
To delete a RAID configuration
1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > Clear Configuration, and then
press <Enter>.
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Management MenuNew Configuration
Configure
View/Add Configuration
Initialize
Clear Configuration
Objects
Select Boot Drive
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Clear Existing Configuration
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the Clear Configuration?
dialog box, and then press <Enter>.
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Management MenuNew Configuration
Configure
View/Add Configuration
Initialize
Clear Configuration
Clear Configuration?
Objects
Select Boot
Yes Drive
Rebuild
No
Check Consistency
Clear Existing Configuration
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
The utility clears all the current array(s).
3.
Press any key to continue.
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5.2.7
Selecting the boot drive from a RAID set
You must have created a new RAID configuration before you can select the boot drive from a
RAID set. See section 5.2.1 Creating a RAID set: Using New Configuration for details.
To select the boot drive from a RAID set
1.
From the Management Menu, select Configure > Select Boot Drive, and then press
<Enter>.
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Management MenuNew Configuration
Configure
View/Add Configuration
Initialize
Clear Configuration
Objects
Select Boot Drive
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Select A Boot VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
2.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select the bootable virtual drive from the list,
then press <Enter>.
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Configuration Bootable
Menu
Boot Drive 0
Easy Configuration
Management MenuNew Configuration
Configure
View/Add Configuration
Initialize
Clear Configuration
Objects
Select Boot Drive
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Select A Boot VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
3.
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The virtual drive is selected as boot drive. Press any key to continue.
Chapter 5: RAID configuration
5.2.8
Enabling WriteCache
You may manually enable the RAID controller’s WriteCache option after creating a RAID set
to improve the data transmission performance.
When you enable WriteCache, you may lose data when a power interruption occurs while
transmitting or exchanging data among the drives.
The WriteCache function is recommended for RAID 1 and RAID 10 sets.
To enable WriteCache
1.
From the Management Menu, select Objects > Adapter, select an existing adapter,
and then press <Enter> to display the adapter properties.
2.
Select Disk WC, and then press <Enter> to turn on the option.
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Objects
Management Menu
Adapter
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Virtual Drive
Initialize
Physical Drive
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
Rebuild Rate
=
Chk Const Rate =
FGI Rate
=
BGI Rate
=
Disk WC
=
Read Ahead
=
Bios State
=
Cont On Error =
Fast Init
=
Auto Rebuild
=
Auto Resume
=
Disk Coercion =
Factory Default
30
30
30
30
Off
On
Enable
Yes
Enable
On
Enable
1GB
Disk Write Cache - Off(Write Through or On(Write Back)
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
3.
From the Management Menu, select Objects > Virtual Drive, select an existing
adapter and press <Enter>. Select View/Update Parameters and press <Enter> to
display the adapter properties.
4.
Select Disk WC, and then press <Enter> to turn on the option.
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Adapter
Configure
Virtual Drive
Initialize
Physical Drive
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
RAID
Size
Stripe Size
#Stripes
State
Spans
Disk WC
Read Ahead
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
0
148.580GB
64KB
2
OPTIMAL
1
On
On
Disk Write Cache Setting of VD
Use Cursor Keys To Navigate Between Items And Press Enter To Select An Option
5.
When finished, press any key to continue.
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5.3Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise
SATA/SSATA Option ROM Utility
The Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA/SSATA Option ROM utility allows you
to create RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 (RAID 1+0), and RAID 5 set from Serial ATA hard disk
drives that are connected to the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge.
Before you proceed, ensure that you have installed the Serial ATA hard disk drives, have
set the correct jumper settings of the motherboard, and have set the correct SATA mode in
the BIOS setup. You can refer to the Installing hard disk drives, Setting Jumpers, and
Setting the RAID mode sections in BIOS for more information.
To launch the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA/SSATA Option ROM utility:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
During POST, press <Ctrl>+<I> to display the utility main menu.
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1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
RAID Volumes:
None defined.
Physical Disks:
ID Drive Model
0
ST3300656SS
1
ST3300656SS
2
ST3300656SS
3
ST3300656SS
[
]-Select
[ MAIN MENU ]
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION]
Serial #
HWAS0000991753TR
37VN00009846RAJ1
397600009846UEDY
GWC50000991756G6
[ESC]-Exit
Size
279.3GB
279.3GB
279.3GB
279.3GB
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
[ENTER]-Select Menu
The navigation keys at the bottom of the screen allow you to move through the menus
and select the menu options.
The RAID BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and may not
exactly match the items on your screen.
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5.3.1
Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume and press <Enter>.
2.
Key in a name for the RAID set and press <Enter>.
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[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name: Volume0
RAID Level: RAID0(Strips)
Disks: Select Disks
Strip Size: 128KB
Capacity: 0.0 GB
Syne: N/A
Create Volume
[ HELP ]
Enter a unique volume name that has no special characters and is
16 characters or less.
[
]Change
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[ENTER]-Select
3.
Press the up/down arrow keys to select a RAID Level that you wish to create then
press <Enter>.
4.
From the Disks item field, press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives that you want to
include in the RAID set.
[ SELECT DISKS ]
Port
0
1
2
3
Drive Model
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
Serial #
HWAS0000991753TR
37VN00009846RAJ1
397600009846UEDY
GWC50000991756G6
Size
279.3GB
279.3GB
279.3GB
279.3GB
Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Disk
Disk
Disk
Disk
Select 1 Master and 1 Recovery disk to create volume.
[
5.
]-Prev/Next [TAB]-(M)aster [SPACE]-(R)ecovery [ENTER]-Done
Use the up/down arrow keys to move the selection bar then press <Space> to select a
disk. A small triangle before the Port number marks the selected drive. Press <Enter>
when you are done.
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6.
Use the up/down arrow keys to select the stripe size for the RAID array (for RAID 0,
10 and 5 only) then press <Enter>. The available stripe size values range from 4 KB to
128 KB. The following are typical values:
RAID 0: 128KB
RAID 10: 64KB
RAID 5: 64KB
We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe size for
multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
7.
In the Capacity field item, key in the RAID volume capacity that you want to use and
press <Enter>. The default value field indicates the maximum allowed capacity.
8.
Press <Enter> to start creating the RAID volume.
9. From the following warning message, press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return
to the main menu, or press <N> to go back to the CREATE VOLUME menu.
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
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5.3.2
Deleting a RAID set
Take caution when deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives when
you delete a RAID set.
To delete a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 2. Delete RAID Volume and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Delete Volume Menu, press the up/down arrow keys to select the RAID set
you want to delete then press <Del>.
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[ DELETE VOLUME MENU ]
Name
Volume0
Level
RAID0(Stripe)
Drives
2
Capacity
298.0GB
Status
Normal
Bootable
Yes
[ HELP ]
Deleting a volume will reset the disks to non-RAID
WARNING: ALL DISK DATA WILL BE DELETED.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
[
3.
]-Select
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[DEL]-Delete Volume
Press <Y> to confirm deletion of the selected RAID set and return to the utility main
menu, or press <N> to return to the DELETE VOLUME menu.
[ DELETE VOLUME VERIFICATION ]
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
Are you sure you want to delete volume “Volume0”? (Y/N):
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5.3.3
Resetting disks to Non-RAID
Take caution before you reset a RAID volume hard disk drive to non-RAID. Resetting a
RAID volume hard disk drive deletes all internal RAID structure on the drive.
To reset a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID and press <Enter>.
2.
Press the up/down arrow keys to select the drive(s) or disks of the RAID set you want
to reset, then press <Space>. A small triangle before the Port number marks the
selected drive. Press <Enter> when you are done.
[ RESET RAID DATA ]
Resetting RAID disk will remove its RAID structures
and revert it to a non-RAID disk.
WARNING: Resetting a disk causes all data on the disk to be lost.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
Port
0
1
Drive Model
ST3300656SS
ST3300656SS
Serial #
HWAS0000991753TR
37VN00009846RAJ1
Size
279.3GB
279.3GB
Status
Member Disk
Member Disk
Select the disks that should be reset.
[
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]-Previous/Next [SPACE]-Selects [ENTER]-Selection Complete
Press <Y> in the confirmation window to reset the drive(s) or press <N> to return to the
utility main menu.
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5.3.4
Exiting the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise
SATA/SSATA Option ROM utility
To exit the utility:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 4. Exit then press <Enter>.
2.
Press <Y> to exit or press <N> to return to the utility main menu.
[ CONFIRM EXIT ]
Are you sure you want to exit? (Y/N):
5.3.5
Rebuilding the RAID
This option is only for the RAID 1 set.
Rebuilding the RAID with other non-RAID disk
If any of the SATA hard disk drives included in the RAID 1 array failed, the system displays
the status of the RAID volume as “Degraded” during POST. You can rebuild the RAID array
with other installed non-RAID disks.
To rebuild the RAID with other non-RAID disk:
1.
During POST, press <Ctrl>+<I> at the prompt to enter the Intel Rapid Storage
Technology option ROM utility.
2.
If there is a non-RAID SATA Hard Disk available, the utility will prompt you to rebuild
the RAID. Press the up/down arrow keys to select the destination disk then Press
<Enter> to start the rebuilding process, or press <ESC> to exit.
[ DEGRADED VOLUME DETECTED ]
“Degraded” volume and disk available for rebuilding detected. Selectign
a disk initiates a rebuild. Rebuild completes in the operating system.
Select the port of destination disk for rebuilding (ESC to exit):
Port Drive Model
Serial #
Size
X
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXX.GB
[
]-Previous/Next [ENTER]-Select [ESC]-Exit
Select a destination disk with the same size as the original hard disk.
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3.
The utility immediately starts rebuilding after the disk is selected. When done, the
status of the degraded RAID volume is changed to “Rebuild”.
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology enterprise - SATA Option ROM - 3.6.0.1023
Copyright(C) 2003-12 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
RAID Volumes:
ID
Name
1
Volume0
[ MAIN MENU ]
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION]
Level1
RAID1(Mirror)
Physical Devices:
Port Drive Model
1
ST3160812AS
2
ST3160812AS
Strip
N/A
Serial #
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
Size
149.0GB
Size
149.0GB
149.0GB
*=Data is Encrypted
Status
Bootable
Rebuild
Yes
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Member Disk(0)
Member Disk(0)
Volumes with “Rebuild” status will be rebuilt within the operating system.
[
]-Select
[ESC]-Exit
[ENTER]-Select Menu
4.
Press <Esc> to exit Intel Rapid Storage Technology and reboot the system.
5.
Select Start > Programs > Intel Rapid Storage > Intel Rapid Storage Console or
click the Intel Rapid Storage Technology tray icon to load the Intel Rapid Storage
Manager utility.
6.
From the View menu, select Advanced Mode to display the details of the Intel Rapid
Storage Console.
7.
From the Volumes view option, select RAID volume to view the rebuilding status.
When finished, the status is changed to “Normal”.
Rebuilding the RAID with a new hard disk
If any of the SATA hard disk drives included in the RAID array failed, the system displays the
status of the RAID volume as “Degraded” during POST. You may replace the disk drive and
rebuild the RAID array.
To rebuild the RAID with a new hard disk:
1.
Remove the failed SATA hard disk and install a new SATA hard disk of the same
specification into the same SATA Port.
Select a destination disk with the same size as the original hard disk.
2.
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Reboot the system then follow the steps in section Rebuilding the RAID with other
non-RAID disk.
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5.3.6
Setting the Boot array in the BIOS Setup Utility
You can set the boot priority sequence in the BIOS for your RAID arrays when creating multiRAID using the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise SATA Option ROM utililty.
To set the boot array in the BIOS:
Set at least one of the arrays bootable to boot from the hard disk.
1.
Reboot the system and press <Del> to enter the BIOS setup utility during POST.
2.
Go to the Boot menu and select the boot option priority.
3.
Use up/down arrow keys to select the boot priority and press <Enter>. See the Boot
menu section of Chapter 4 for more details.
4.
From the Exit menu, select Save Changes & Exit, then press <Enter>.
5.
When the confirmation window appears, select Yes, then press <Enter>.
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5.4
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise
(Windows)
The Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID
10 (RAID 1+0), and RAID 5 set(s) from Serial ATA hard disk drives that are connected to the
Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge.
You need to manually install the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise utility on a
Windows® operating system. Please refer to the installation instructions in Chapter 6.
To enter the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise utility under Windows operating
system:
1.
Turn on the system and go to the windows desktop.
2.
Click the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise icon to display the main menu.
Your storage system is configured for data protection, increased performance and
optimal data storage capacity. You can create additional volumes to further optimize
your storage system.
You can click Rescan to re-scan any attached hard disks.
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5.4.1
Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select Create Volume and select volume type.
2.
Click Next.
3.
Enter a name for the RAID set, then select the array disks.
4.
Select Volume Size tab, you can drag the bar to decide the volume size.
5.
Click Next.
•
If you do not want to keep the data on one of the selected disks, select NO when
prompted.
•
If you want to Enable volume write-back cache or Initialize volume, click
Advanced.
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6.
Confirm the volume creation, than click Create Volume to continue.
This process could take a while depending on the number and size of the disks. You can
continue using other applications during this time.
7. Wait until the process is completed, then click OK when prompted.
You still need to partition your new volume using Windows Disk Management before
adding any data.
The RAID set is displayed in the Volumes list and you can change the settings in Volume
Properties.
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5.4.2
Changing a Volume Type
To change the volume type in Volume Properties:
1.
Click the SATA array items you want to change in Volumes field.
2
From the Volume Properties field, select Type:RAID 1 Change type.
3.
You can change the Name, Select the new volume type, and Select additional
disks to include in the new volume if needed.
4.
Select the Data stripe size for the RAID array (for RAID 0, 10 and 5 only), and click
OK. The available stripe size values range from 4 KB to 128 KB. The following are
typical values:
RAID 0: 128KB
RAID 10: 64KB
RAID 5: 64KB
We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe size for
multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
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5.4.3
Deleting a volume
Be cautious when deleting a volume. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives.Before
you proceed, ensure that you back up all your important data from your hard drives.
To delete a volume:
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1.
From the utility main menu, select the volume (exp. Volume_0000) in Volumes field
you want to delete.
2.
Select Delete volume in Volume Properties field. The following screen appears.
3.
Click Yes to delete the volume and return to the utility main menu, or click No to return
to the main menu.
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5.4.4Preferences
System Preferences
Allow you to set to show the notification area icon and show system information, warning, or
errors here.
E-Mail Preferences
Allow you to set to sent e-mail of the following events:
•
Storage system information
•
Storage system warnings
•
Storage system errors
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Chapter 6: Driver installation
Driver installation
This chapter provides the instructions for installing the
necessary drivers for different system components in both
Linux® and Windows® Operating Systems.
6
6.1
RAID driver installation
After creating the RAID sets for your server system, you are now ready to install an
operating system to the independent hard disk drive or bootable array. This part provides the
instructions on how to install the RAID controller drivers during OS installation.
6.1.1
Creating a RAID driver disk
The system does not include a floppy drive. You have to use a USB floppy drive when
creating a SATA RAID driver disk.
If you have created RAID sets with the LSI Software RAID configuration utility, the boot
priority of the SATA optical disk drive has to be manually adjusted. Otherwise, the system
will not boot from the connected SATA ODD.
To create a RAID driver disk in Windows® environment
1. Start Windows®.
2. Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive.
3. Go to the Make disk menu, and then select the type of RAID driver disk you want to
create.
4. Insert a floppy disk into the USB floppy disk drive.
5. Follow succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid computer virus infection.
To create a RAID driver disk in Red Hat® Enterprise Linux server environment
1.
Insert a blank formatted high-density floppy disk to the USB floppy disk drive.
2.Type dd if=XXX.img of=/dev/fd0 to decompress the file into the floppy disk from
the following path in the support DVD:
For LSI MegaRAID Driver
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\Drivers\C610 LSI RAID\Driver\makedisk\Linux
Eject the floppy disk.
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6.1.2
Installing the RAID controller driver
During Windows® Server 2008 R2 OS installation
To install the RAID controller driver when installing Windows® Server 2008 R2 OS
1.
Boot the computer using the Windows® Server 2008 R2 OS installation disc. Follow the
screen instructions to start installing Windows Server 2008 R2.
2.
When prompted to choose a type of installation, click Custom (advanced).
3.Click Load Driver.
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4.
A message appears, reminding you to insert the installation media containing the driver
of the RAID controller driver. If you have only one optical drive installed in your system,
eject the Windows OS installation disc and replace with the motherboard Support DVD
into the optical drive. Click Browse to continue.
5.
Locate the driver in the corresponding folder of the Support DVD then click OK to
continue.
6.
Select the RAID controller driver you need from the list and click Next.
7.
When the system finishes loading the RAID driver, replace the motherboard Support
DVD with the Windows Server installation disc. Select the drive to install Windows and
click Next.
8.
Setup then proceeds with the OS installation. Follow screen instructions to continue.
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Red Hat® Enterprise Linux OS 5.x
To load the LSI MegaRAID controller driver when installing Red Hat® Enterprise OS:
1.
Boot the system from the Red Hat® OS installation CD.
2.
At the boot:, type linux dd then press <Enter>.
- To install or upgrade in graphical mode, press the <ENTER> key.
- To install or upgrade in text mode, type: linux text <ENTER>.
- Use the function keys listed below for more information.
[F1-Main] [F2-Options] [F3-General] [F4-Kernel] [F5-Rescue]
boot: linux dd
3.Select Yes using the <Tab> key when asked if you have the driver disk, then press
<Enter>.
Main Menu
Do you have a driver disk?
Yes
4.
No
Insert the Red Hat® Enterprise RAID driver disk to the USB floppy disk drive, select
OK, then press <Enter>.
Insert Driver Disk
Insert your driver disk into /dev/fd0
and press “OK” to continue.
OK
Back
The drivers for the RAID card are installed to the system.
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5.
When asked if you will load additional RAID controller drivers, select No, then press
<Enter>.
More Driver Disks?
Do you wish to load any more
driver disks?
Yes
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No
6.
Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the OS installation.
7.
When the installation is completed, DO NOT click Reboot. Press <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <F2>
to switch to the command-line interface from graphic user interface.
8.
Type the following commands when using a Legacy floppy.
mkdir /mnt/driver
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/driver
cd /mnt/driver
sh replace_ahci.sh
reboot
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Red Hat® Enterprise Linux OS 6.x
To install the LSI MegaRAID controller driver when installing Red Hat® Enterprise OS:
1.
Boot the system from the Red Hat® OS installation CD.
2.
Press <Tab> to edit options.
3.
While booting from DVD, press <ESC> to give the third party driver. Enter the following
command at the boot: Linux dd blacklist=isci blacklist=ahci nodmraid,
then press <ENTER>.
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4.
Select Yes using the <Tab> key when asked if you have the driver disk, then press
<Enter>.
Main Menu
Do you have a driver disk?
Yes
No
5 . You have multiple devices which could serve as source for a driver disk. Choose one
you like to use and select OK, then press <Enter>.
Driver Disk Sou8rce
You have multiple devices which could
serve as source for a driver disk.
Which would you like to use?
sdc
sdd
sdb
sr0
OK
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Cancel
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6.
Insert the Red Hat® Enterprise RAID driver disk to the USB floppy disk drive, select
OK, then press <Enter>.
Insert Driver Disk
Insert your driver disk into /dev/sdb
and press “OK” to continue.
OK
Back
The drivers for the RAID card are installed to the system.
7.
When asked if you will load additional RAID controller drivers, select No, then press
<Enter>.
More Driver Disks?
Do you wish to load any more
driver disks?
Yes
8.
No
Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the OS installation.
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Preparing the Linux Driver
Ensure that there is another computer with a Linux-based OS to create the RAID driver.
When creating the RAID driver, you may refer to the examples below which uses a 64bit
SUSE Linux system to create a 64bit RAID driver for SUSE11 sp1.
1. Copy the image file into the Linux system.
Example: megasr-15.00.0120.2012-1-sles11-ga-x86_64.img
2.
Create a folder.
Example: image
3.
Mount the image file into the image folder using this command format:
mount -oloop [image file name] image
Example: mount -oloop megasr-15-15.00.0120.2012-1-sles11ga-x86__64.img image
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4.
Copy the contents of the image directory, labeled as 01, into a FAT32 USB drive.
5.
Rename the 01 folder to CD Image.
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Installing SUSE 11 Linux OS
To install the LSI MegaRAID controller driver when installing SUSE Linux Enterprise
Server OS:
1.
Boot the system from the SUSE OS installation CD.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select Installation from the Boot Options menu.
3.
Press <F6>, then select Yes from the menu. Press <Enter>.
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4.
Use the USB drive to provide the third-party driver during the OS installation. Type the
command brokenmodules=ahci in Boot Options field, and press <Enter>.
5.
When below screen appears, select the USB floppy disk drive (sda) as the driver
update medium. Select OK, then press <Enter>.
Please choose the Driver Update medium.
sda: USB Floppy
other device
OK
Back
6.Select Back and follow the onscreen instructions to finish the installation.
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6.2
Software drivers and utilities installation
The support DVD bundled with your motherboard contains the user guide of your
motherboard, drivers, management applications, and utilities that you can install to
maximize the features of your motherboard.
6.3
1.
The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the latest updates on software and
utilities.
2.
The support DVD is supported on Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® Server
2012, and Windows® Server 2012 R2.
Running the Support DVD
When you place the support DVD into the optical drive, the DVD automatically displays
the main screen if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to
run the support DVD.
By default, the Drivers menu is displayed on the main screen. The other menus on the
main screen includes Utilities, Make Disk, Manual, and Contact. These menus are further
explained on the succeeding section.
6.3.1
Drivers menu
The Drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed devices.
Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
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6.3.2
Utilities menu
The Utilities menu displays the software applications and utilities that the motherboard
supports.
6.3.3
Make Disk menu
The MakeDisk menu contains items to create the Intel RAID driver disks.
Press the arrow down button in the lower left part of the menu to view more items.
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6.3.4
Manual menu
The Manual menu provides lists of available user guides or manuals for your
motherboard.
Content may vary depending on motherboard model.
6.3.5
Contact information menu
The Contact menu displays ASUS contact information, e-mail addresses, and useful
links if you seek for more information or in need of technical support.
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6.4
Installing the drivers and utilities
This section provides instructions and guidelines on how to install the required drivers,
management applications, and optional utilities from the support DVD.
6.4.1
Using the ASUS InstAll application
This sections describes how to install the drivers and utilities using ASUS InstAll, an ASUS
exclusive installation wizard that allows you to conveniently install the drivers and utilities with
just a few steps.
To install drivers and utilities using ASUS InstAll:
1.
Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges.
2.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD into the optical drive. The support DVD
automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the support DVD.
3.
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From the Drivers tab, click ASUS InstAll Drivers Installation Wizard.
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4.Tick Install drivers and recommended tools automatically from InstAll
(recommended) then click OK to open the main ASUS InstAll screen
Tick Customize the installation of drivers or Install drivers only if you want to install
selected drivers or utilies. When you select either of these two options, you need to specify
the drivers or utilites you want to install.
5.
From the following screen, click OK to start the installation.
The installation process may take a while. Depending on the number of drivers or
applications being installed, you may also be required to restart and log-in to the
system several times.
If you do not move the cursor of the mouse to the progress bar, the information shown on
the display area may appear differently from the information shown below.
display area
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6.Click OK to complete the installation.
6.4.2
Installing a driver or utility
This section describes the steps on how to install a particular driver or utility from the support DVD.
To install a driver or utility:
1.
Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges.
2.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD into the optical drive. The support DVD
automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the support DVD.
3.
From the Drivers tab, select the driver that you want to install.
list of available drivers for your system
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The following table shows the component or device and its corresponding driver on the
support DVD that you need to install.
Component / device
1. Intel chipset
Installer on the support DVD
•
Intel Chipset Device Software
•
Intel I350-AM4 / I350-AM2 / I210 / X540BT2 Gigabit Adapters Drivers
•
Intel C610 MEI Null HECI Driver
•
Intel(R) C610 series Chipset sSATA AHCI
Controller Driver
2. VGA card
ASPEED AST2300 / AST2400 Display Driver
3. USB Controllers
ASMedia ASM1042 / ASM1142 USB 3.0 Host
Controller Driver
4.Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
4.Follow onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
5.
Restart the system.
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6.5
Running the utilities
This section provides information about the utillities bundled with your motherboad. This
section also includes detailed steps on how to launch and use the utiliites after installing
them.
6.5.1
Ai Charger+
Ai Charger+ allows you to fast-charge your portable BC 1.1* and Apple mobile devices on
your computer’s USB port faster than the standard USB devices**.
•
* Check the manufacturer if your USB device is a Battery Charging Specification 1.1
(BC 1.1) compliant or compatible device.
•
** Actual charging speeds may vary depending on the charging rate and
specifications of your USB device.
•
To ensure normal charging function, disconnect and reconnect your USB device
every time you enable or disable Ai Charger+.
•
Ai Charger+ does not support USB hubs, USB extension cables, and generic USB
cables.
Launching Ai Charger+
To launch Ai Charger+, locate and double-click the Ai Charger+ icon on your desktop.
Ai Charger+ screen
Click to apply the selection
Tick to enable or disable Ai Charger+
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6.5.2
USB Charger+
USB Charger+ allows you to quick-charge your portable USB devices even if your computer
is off, in sleep mode or hibernate mode.
Ensure to connect your USB device into the USB port that supports this utility. Refer to
section Rear I/O connection of your user guide for more details.
•
The USB Charger+ does not support USB hubs and USB extension cables, and
generic USB cables.
•
The USB Charger+ may not recognize some ASUS devices due to a special design.
Launching USB Charger+
To launch USB Charger+, locate and double-click the USB Charger+ icon on your system.
USB Charger+ screen
Click to fast-charge your USB device
Click to detect the connected USB device
Indicates that the connected USB device is in charging mode
Click to stop charging your USB device
Click to discard the settings
Click to apply the settings
Click to select the type of USB device that you wish to charge when the system is off
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Appendix A: Reference Information
Reference Information
This appendix includes additional information that you may refer
to when configuring the motherboard.
A
A.1
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Appendix A: Reference information
A.2
Audio I/O connections
Connect to Headphone and Mic
Connect to Stereo Speakers
Connect to 2.1 channel Speakers
Connect to 4.1 channel Speakers
Connect to 5.1 channel Speakers
If you are using Windows 8.1 platform, use only the gray audio port for Side Speaker Out in
a 6-channel configuration.
Connect to 7.1 channel Speakers
When the DTS UltraPC II function is enabled, ensure to connect the rear speaker to the
gray port.
ASUS contact information
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Address
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Telephone +886-2-2894-3447
Fax +886-2-2890-7798
E-mailinfo@asus.com.tw
Web site
http://www.asus.com
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Telephone Fax Online Support
+86-21-38429911
+86-21-58668722 ext: 9101
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
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Address
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Telephone +886-2-2894-3447
Fax +886-2-2890-7798
E-mailinfo@asus.com.tw
Web site
http://www.asus.com.tw
Technical Support
Telephone Online Support
+886-2-2894-3447 (0800-093-456)
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
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Address
Telephone Fax Web site
No.508, Chundong Road, Xinzhuang Industrial Zone,
Minhang District, Shanghai, China.
+86-21-5442-1616
+86-21-5442-0099
http://www.asus.com.cn
Technical Support
Telephone 400-620-6655
Online Support
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS contact information
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address
Fax
Web site
Technical Support
Support fax
General support
Online support
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
+1-510-608-4555
http://usa.asus.com
+1-812-284-0883
+1-812-282-2787
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
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Address
Fax
Web site
Online contact
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Support Fax +49-2102-959911
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Address Na Rovince 887, 720 00 Ostrava – Hrabová, Czech
Republic
Telephone +420-596766888
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Telephone +420-596-766-891
Fax +420-596-766-329
E-mail advance.rma.eu@asus.com
Online Support http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS contact information
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Address Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Fax E-mail Online Support Marconistraat 2, 7825GD EMMEN, The Netherlands
http://www.asus.com
+31-(0)591-5-70292
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http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
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Address Web site Technical Support
Telephone Online Support Ul. Postępu 6, 02-676 Warszawa, Poland
http://pl.asus.com
+48-225718033
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
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Address Telephone Web site Technical Support
Telephone Online Support г.Москва, ул. Орджоникидзе, д.10, Россия
(495) 640-32-75
http://ru.asus.com
008-800-100-ASUS (008-800-100-2787)
http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx?SLanguage=ru
(510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Asus Computer International
Date :
Signature :
Representative Person’s Name :
Jun. 14, 2014
Steve Chang / President
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Supplementary Information:
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
Conforms to the following specifications:
Model Number : Z10PE-D8 WS
Product Name : Motherboard
hereby declares that the product
Phone/Fax No:
Address:
Responsible Party Name:
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
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EC Declaration of Conformity
GERMANY
Z10PE-D8 WS
Model name :
Declaration Date: 14/06/2014
Year to begin affixing CE marking: 2014
CE marking
Name :
Signature : __________
CEO
Jerry Shen
Position :
(EC conformity marking)
Regulation (EC) No. 617/2013
2011/65/EU-RoHS Directive
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
EN 60065:2002 / A12:2011
EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2(2011-09)
EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-4 V1.4.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.2.1(2012-09)
EN 301 489-24 V1.5.1(2010-09)
EN 302 326-2 V1.2.2(2007-06)
EN 302 326-3 V1.3.1(2007-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.4.1(2008-11)
EN 302 291-1 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 302 291-2 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 55024:2010
EN 61000-3-3:2013
EN 55020:2007+A11:2011
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
2009/125/EC-ErP Directive
EN 60950-1 / A12:2011
2006/95/EC-LVD Directive
EN 300 328 V1.7.1(2006-10)
EN 300 440-1 V1.6.1(2010-08)
EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1(2010-08)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V5.2.1(2011-05)
EN 301 908-2 V5.2.1(2011-07)
EN 301 893 V1.6.1(2011-11)
EN 302 544-2 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 302 623 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50360:2001
EN 62479:2010
EN 50385:2002
EN 62311:2008
1999/5/EC-R&TTE Directive
EN 55022:2010+AC:2011
EN 61000-3-2:2006+A2:2009
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
2004/108/EC-EMC Directive
conform with the essential requirements of the following directives:
Motherboard
Product name :
declare the following apparatus:
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
Country:
4F, No. 150, LI-TE Rd., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN
Address, City:
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address:
Authorized representative in Europe:
Manufacturer:
We, the undersigned,
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