User Guide
Motherboard
P4VP-MX
E1877
Checklist
Revised Edition V2
January 2005
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Contents
Features
Notices ............................................................................................ v
Safety information .......................................................................... vi
About this guide ............................................................................. vii
ASUS contact information ............................................................ viii
P4VP-MX specifications summary ................................................. ix
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
Welcome! ........................................................................... 1-2
Package contents ............................................................... 1-2
Special features .................................................................. 1-3
Motherboard components .................................................. 1-4
Motherboard layout ............................................................ 1-7
Before you proceed ............................................................ 1-8
Motherboard installation ..................................................... 1-9
1.7.1 Placement direction ............................................... 1-9
1.7.2 Screw holes ........................................................... 1-9
1.8 Central Processing Unit (CPU) ......................................... 1-10
1.8.1 Overview .............................................................. 1-10
1.8.2 Installing the CPU .................................................1-11
1.9 System memory ............................................................... 1-12
1.9.1 Installing a DIMM ................................................. 1-12
1.10 Expansion slots ................................................................ 1-13
1.10.1 Standard interrupt assignments ........................... 1-13
1.10.2 IRQ assignments for this motherboard ................ 1-13
1.10.3 PCI slots .............................................................. 1-14
1.10.4 AGP slot ............................................................... 1-14
1.11 Jumper ............................................................................. 1-15
1.12 Connectors ....................................................................... 1-17
Chapter 2: BIOS information
2.1
2.2
Managing and updating your BIOS .................................... 2-2
2.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk ............................. 2-2
2.1.2 Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS ...................... 2-2
2.1.3 Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS ............ 2-3
2.1.4 Recovering the BIOS with CrashFree BIOS 2 ....... 2-5
BIOS Setup program .......................................................... 2-6
2.2.1 BIOS menu screen ................................................ 2-7
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Contents
Safeguards
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.2.2 Menu bar ................................................................ 2-7
2.2.3 Navigation keys ..................................................... 2-7
2.2.4 Menu items ............................................................ 2-8
2.2.5 Sub-menu items ..................................................... 2-8
2.2.6 Configuration fields ................................................ 2-8
2.2.7 Pop-up window ...................................................... 2-8
2.2.8 Scroll bar ................................................................ 2-8
2.2.9 General help .......................................................... 2-8
Main menu .......................................................................... 2-9
2.3.1 System Time .......................................................... 2-9
2.3.2 System Date .......................................................... 2-9
2.3.3 Legacy Diskette A, B .............................................. 2-9
2.3.4 Primary/Secondary IDE Master/Slave ................. 2-10
2.3.5 System Information ............................................... 2-11
Advanced menu ............................................................... 2-12
2.4.1 CPU Configuration ............................................... 2-12
2.4.2 Chipset ................................................................. 2-13
2.4.3 Onboard Devices Configuration ........................... 2-15
2.4.4 PCI PnP ............................................................... 2-17
Power menu ..................................................................... 2-18
2.5.1 Suspend Mode [Auto] .......................................... 2-18
2.5.2 Repost Video on S3 Resume ............................... 2-18
2.5.3 ACPI 2.0 Support ................................................. 2-18
2.5.4 ACPI APIC Support .............................................. 2-18
2.5.5 APM Configuration ............................................... 2-19
2.5.6 Hardware Monitor ................................................ 2-21
Boot menu ........................................................................ 2-22
2.6.1 Boot Device Priority ............................................. 2-22
2.6.2 Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 2-23
2.6.3 Security ................................................................ 2-24
Exit menu ......................................................................... 2-26
Chapter 3: Software support
3.1
3.2
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Install an operating system ................................................. 3-2
Support CD information ...................................................... 3-2
3.2.1 Running the support CD ........................................ 3-2
3.2.2 Drivers menu ......................................................... 3-3
3.2.3 Utilities menu ......................................................... 3-3
3.2.4 ASUS Contact Information ..................................... 3-4
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the
graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations.
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from
the electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that
the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal
cables are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the
existing system before you add a device.
• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard,
ensure that all power cables are unplugged.
• Seek professional assistance before using an adpater or extension
cord. These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your
area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you
are using, contact your local power company.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully
read all the manuals that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
product in any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
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About this guide
Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
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: Information that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
1. ASUS Websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. The ASUS websites are listed in the
ASUS Contact Information on page viii.
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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ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Asia-Pacific)
Address
Telephone
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone(MB/Component)
(Notebook)
(Server/PC)
(Networking)
Support fax
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 112
+886-2-2894-3447
www.asus.com.tw
+886-2-2890-7121 (English)
+886-2-2890-7122 (English)
+886-2-2890-7123 (English)
+886-2-2890-7902 (English)
+886-2-2890-7698
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address
Fax
E-mail
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone (General)
(Notebook)
Support fax
Support e-mail
44370 Nobel Drive, Fremont, CA 94538, USA
+1-510-608-4555
tmd1@asus.com
usa.asus.com
+1-502-995-0883
+1-510-739-3777
+1-502-933-8713
tsd@asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Telephone
Fax
Online contact
Technical Support
Telephone
Fax
Online support
Web site
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Harkort Str. 25, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-95990
+49-2102-959911
www.asuscom.de/sales
+49-2102-95990
+49-2102-959911
www.asuscom.de/support
www.asuscom.de/news
P4VP-MX specifications summary
CPU
Socket 478 for Intel® Pentium® 4 CPUs
Supports Intel® Prescott CPU
Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Chipset
NorthBridge:
SouthBridge:
Front Side Bus (FSB)
533/400 MHz
Memory
2 x 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets for up to 2GB memory
Supports PC2100/1600 unbuffered non-ECC DDR DIMMs
VGA
Integrated VIA S3 ProSavage8 Graphics
Expansion slots
1 x AGP 4X
3 x PCI
Storage
2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33 connectors
Audio
Realtek ALC655 6-channel audio CODEC
LAN
VIA VT8235 integrated MAC + VIA VT6103 PHY
Special features
ASUS MyLogo
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2
ASUS EZ Flash
Rear panel I/O
1 x Parallel port
1 x Serial port
1 x VGA port
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
Line In/Line Out/Microphone ports
Internal I/O
1 x USB 2.0 connector for 2 additional USB ports
CPU/Chassis fan connectors
20-pin ATX 12V power connectors
GAME/MIDI connectors
CD/AUX connectors
Front panel audio connector
Panel connector
Power LED connector
System connector
BIOS features
3Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, ACPI, PnP, SM BIOS 2.3,
DMI2.0
Industry standard
PCI 2.2, USB 2.0/1.1
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL/WOR by PME, SMBus
VIA® VT8751A (P4M266A)
VIA® VT8235
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Form Factor
ATX form factor: 9.6 in x 8.0 in (24.5 cm x 20.5 cm)
Support CD contents
Device drivers
ASUS PC Probe
ASUS LiveUpdate
Anti-virus utility
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Chapter 1
This chapter describes the features of the P4VPMX motherboard. It includes brief descriptions of
the motherboard components, and illustrations of
the layout, jumper settings, and connectors.
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying the ASUS® P4VP-MX motherboard!
The ASUS P4VP-MX motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest
technologies making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality
motherboards!
The P4VP-MX incorporates the Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor in 478-pin package
with support for Intel®’s Hyper-Threading Technology and the Intel® Prescott CPU
coupled with the VIA® VT8751A and VIA® VT8235 chipsets to set a new
benchmark for an effective desktop platform solution.
Supporting up to 2GB of system memory with PC2100/PC1600 DDR SDRAM,
high-resolution graphics via integrated VIA S3 ProSavage8 graphics and an AGP
4X slot, USB 2.0, and 6-channel audio features, the P4VP-MX is your affordable
vehicle to enter the world of computing!
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 P4VP-MX package for the following items.
ASUS P4VP-MX motherboard
ASUS P4VP-MX series support CD
1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33 cable
1 x Floppy disk cable
I/O shield
Bag of extra jumper caps
User Guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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1.3
Special features
Latest processor technology
The motherboard supports the latest Intel® Pentium® 4 and Prescott processors via a
478-pin surface mount ZIF socket. The Pentium 4 and Prescott processors include
the new Hyper-Threading technology and allows up to 3.06+ GHz core frequencies
for up to 4.2GB/s data transfer rates. See page 1-10.
Integrated VIA S3 ProSavage8 Graphics
The VIA chipset integrates the VIA S3 ProSavage8 Graphics architecture to deliver
realistic 3D/2D graphics with sharp images, fast rendering, smooth motion, and
clearly defined details. This feature includes a maximum VGA operating memory
size of 32MB and a maximum AGP aperture size of 256MB. See pages 1-6, 2-14.
Integrated 10/100 LAN
The VIA® VT8235 SouthBridge integrated MAC with the VIA® VT6103 PHY
provides easy implementation of 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet LANs. See page 1-5.
USB 2.0 technology
The motherboard implements the new Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
specification, extending the connection speed from 12 Mbps on USB 1.1 to a fast
480 Mbps on USB 2.0. See pages 1-6 and 1-20.
6-channel digital audio
The Realtek ALC655 AC’97 audio CODEC is onboard to provide 6-channel audio
playback for 5.1 surround sound. See page 1-6.
ASUS EZ Flash BIOS
With the ASUS EZ Flash, you can easily update the system BIOS even before
loading the operating system. No need to use a DOS-based utility or boot from a
floppy disk. See page 2-3.
CrashFree BIOS 2
CrashFree BIOS 2 allows users to restore BIOS data from a floppy diskette or
recovery CD when BIOS code and data are corrupted during upgrade or when
invaded by a virus. ASUS motherboards now enable users to enjoy this protection
feature without the need to pay for an optional ROM. See page 2-5.
ASUS MyLogo™
This new feature present in the motherboard allows you to personalize and add
style to your system with customizable boot logos.
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1.4
Motherboard components
Before you install the motherboard, learn about its major components and
available features to facilitate the installation and future upgrades. Refer to the
succeeding pages for the component descriptions.
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ATX power connector. This 20-pin connector connects to an ATX power
supply.
2
CPU socket. A 478-pin surface mount, Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) socket for
the Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor, with 533/400 MHz system bus that allows
4.2GB/s, and 3.2GB/s data transfer rates, respectively.
3
North bridge controller. The VIA® VT8751A provides the processor interface
with 533/400 MHz frequency, system memory interface at 266MHz operation,
and 1.5V AGP interface that supports AGP 2.0 specification including 4X Fast
Write protocol.
4
DDR DIMM sockets. These two 184-pin DIMM sockets support up to 2GB
system memory using unbuffered non-ECC PC2100/PC1600 DDR DIMMs.
5
IDE connectors. These dual-channel bus master IDE connectors support
Ultra DMA133/100/66/33, PIO Modes 3 & 4 IDE devices. Both the primary
(blue) and secondary (black) connectors are slotted to prevent incorrect
insertion of the IDE ribbon cable.
6
AGP 4X slot. This Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot supports 1.5V
AGP 4X mode graphics cards for 3D graphical applications.
7
South bridge controller. The VIA® VT8235 integrated peripheral controller
supports various I/O functions including 2-channel ATA/133 bus master
IDE controller, up to six USB 2.0 ports, LPC Super I/O interface, AC’97
interface and PCI 2.2 interface.
8
Floppy disk connector. This connector accommodates the provided ribbon
cable for the floppy disk drive. One side of the connector is slotted to prevent
incorrect insertion of the floppy disk cable.
9
Standby power LED. This LED lights up if there is a standby power on the
motherboard. This LED acts as a reminder to turn off the system power
before plugging or unplugging devices.
10
Audio CODEC. The Realtek ALC655 is an AC’97 CODEC that allows
6-channel audio playback.
11
Super I/O controller. This Low Pin Count (LPC) interface provides the
commonly used Super I/O functionality. The chipset supports a highperformance floppy disk controller for a 360K/720K/1.44M/2.88M floppy
disk drive, a multi-mode parallel port, a Game/MIDI port and a standard
compatible UART.
12
PCI slots. These 32-bit PCI 2.2 expansion slots support bus master PCI
cards like SCSI or LAN cards with 133MB/s maximum throughput.
13
Flash ROM. This 3Mb firmware contains the programmable BIOS program.
14
PS/2 mouse port. This green 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 mouse.
15
Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner, or other
devices.
16
RJ-45 port. This port allows connection to a Local Area Network (LAN)
through a network hub.
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Line In jack. This Line In (light blue) jack connects a tape player or other
audio sources. In 6-channel mode, the function of this jack becomes Rear
Speaker Out.
18
Line Out jack. This Line Out (lime) jack connects a headphone or a
speaker. In 6-channel mode, the function of this jack becomes Front
Speaker Out.
19
Microphone jack. This Mic (pink) jack connects a microphone. In 6-channel
mode, the function of this jack becomes Bass/Center Speaker Out.
The functions of the Line Out, Line In, and Microphone jacks change when you
select the 6-channel audio configuration as shown in the following table:
Audio 2, 4 or 6-channel configuration
Light Blue
Lime
Pink
1-6
Headphone/
2-Speaker
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
4-Speaker
Rear Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
6-Speaker
Rear Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Bass/Center
20
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
21
Video Graphics Adapter port. This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor or
other VGA-compatible devices.
22
Serial port. This 9-pin COM1 port is for pointing devices or other serial
devices.
23
USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
24
PS/2 keyboard port. This purple connector is for a PS/2 keyboard.
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1.5
Motherboard layout
PS/2
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
2 3
SEC_IDE
0 1
SPEAKER1
DDR DIMM2 (64 bit, 184-pin module)
VIA
VT8751
CPU_FAN1
DDR DIMM1 (64 bit, 184-pin module)
VGA
Socket 478
USBPWR34
USBPWR12
PARALLEL PORT
COM1
ATX Power Connector
USB3
USB4
Bottom:
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
Top:
PRI_IDE
USB1 RJ-45
USB2
®
Top:Line In
Center:Line Out
Below:Mic In
AUDIO1
3Mbit
Flash
BIOS
Accelerated Graphics Port
(AGP)
P4VP-MX
Super
I/O
GAME1
PCI Slot 1
LED1
PCI Slot 2
CHA_FAN1
VIA
VT8235
MODEM1
PCI Slot 3
Audio
Codec
FLOPPY1
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USBPWR56
CLRCMOS1
PLED1
CD1 AUX1
USB56
PANEL1
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1.6
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components
or change any motherboard settings.
1.
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
2.
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or to a metal
object, such as the power supply case, before handling components to
avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
3.
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
4.
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic
pad or in the bag that came with the component.
5.
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX
power supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from the
power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the
motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.
Onboard LED
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED. When lit, this green LED
indicates that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode, a reminder
that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before
removing or plugging in any motherboard component. The illustration below
shows the location of the onboard LED.
®
LED1
P4VP-MX
P4VP-MX Onboard LED
1-8
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
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1.7
Motherboard installation
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to
ensure that the motherboard fits into it. The motherboard uses the micro-ATX form
factor that measures 9.6 inches x 8.0 inches (24.5 cm x 20.5 cm).
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage
motherboard components.
1.7.1 Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the chassis in
the correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the
chassis as indicated in the image below.
1.7.2 Screw holes
Place seven (7) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the
motherboard to the chassis.
Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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1.8
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
1.8.1 Overview
The motherboard comes with a surface mount 478-pin Zero Insertion Force (ZIF)
socket. The socket is designed for the Intel® Pentium® 4 and Prescott processors in
the 478-pin package. This processor supports 533/400MHz front side bus (FSB),
and allows data transfer rates of up to 4.3GB/s.
Gold Mark
Note in the illustration that the CPU has a
gold triangular mark on one corner. This
mark indicates the processor Pin 1 that
should match a specific corner of the
CPU socket.
Incorrect installation of the CPU into the socket may bend the pins and
severely damage the CPU!
Notes on Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
This motherboard supports Intel® Pentium 4 CPUs with Hyper-Threading
Technology.
Make sure to enable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in the BIOS
before installing a supported operating system. See page 2-12.
To verify the Hyper-Threading feature, go to the Windows OS System
Properties -> Hardware -> Device Manager -> Processors. The list
should display two existing processors.
Hyper-Threading Technology is supported under Windows® XP and later
versions only.
It is recommended that you install Windows® XP Service Pack 1.
For more information on Hyper-Threading Technology, visit
www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading.
To use the Hyper-Threading Technology on this motherboard:
1. Buy an Intel® Pentium 4 CPU that supports Hyper-Threading Technology.
Install the CPU.
2. Power up the system and enter BIOS Setup (see Chapter 2). Under the
Advanced Menu, make sure that the item Hyper-Threading Technology is set
to Enabled. The item appears only if you installed a CPU that supports
Hyper-Threading Technology.
3. Reboot the computer.
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1.8.2 Installing the CPU
Follow these steps to install a CPU.
1. Locate the 478-pin ZIF socket on the motherboard.
2. Unlock the socket by pressing the
lever sideways, then lift it up to a
90°-100° angle.
Socket Lever
90 - 100
Make sure that the socket lever is lifted
up to 90°-100° angle, otherwise the
CPU does not fit in completely.
3. Position the CPU above the socket
such that its marked corner matches
the base of the socket lever.
Gold Mark
4. Carefully insert the CPU into the
socket until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the
socket to prevent bending the pins and damaging the CPU!
5. When the CPU is in place, push
down the socket lever to secure the
CPU. The lever clicks on the side tab
to indicate that it is locked.
6. Install a CPU heatsink and fan
following the instructions that came
with the heatsink package.
7. Connect the CPU fan cable to the
CPU_FAN1 connector on the
motherboard.
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1.9
System memory
The motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual Inline Memory
Module (DIMM) sockets. These sockets support up to 2GB system memory using
184-pin unbuffered non-ECC PC2100/PC1600 DDR DIMMs. The following figure
shows the location of the DDR DIMM sockets.
104 Pins
®
P4VP-MX
80 Pins
P4VP-MX 184-Pin DDR DIMM Sockets
1.9.1 Installing a DIMM
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or
other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to both
the motherboard and the components.
DDR DIMM notch
Follow these steps to install a DIMM.
1. Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing
the retaining clips outward.
2. Align a DIMM on the socket such that
the notch on the DIMM matches the
break on the socket.
3. Firmly insert the DIMM into the socket
until the retaining clips snap back in
Unlocked Retaining Clip
place and the DIMM is properly
seated.
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1.10 Expansion slots
The motherboard has three PCI slots and one Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot.
To install and configure an expansion card:
1. Install an expansion card following the instructions that came with the chassis.
2. Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See
Chapter 2 for BIOS information.
3. Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables below.
4. Install the drivers and/or software applications for the expansion card
according to the card documentation.
1.10.1 Standard interrupt assignments
*
IRQ
Priority
Standard Function
0
1
System Timer
1
2
Keyboard Controller
2
N/A
Programmable Interrupt
4*
12
Communications Port (COM1)
5*
13
IRQ holder for PCI steering
6
14
Floppy Disk Controller
7*
15
Printer Port (LPT1)
8
3
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
9*
4
IRQ holder for PCI steering
10*
5
Advance AC’97 CODEC
11*
6
Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA)
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.
1.10.2 IRQ assignments for this motherboard
PCI slot 1
PCI slot 2
PCI slot 3
AGP slot
Onboard USB controller HC0
Onboard USB controller HC1
Onboard USB controller HC3
EHCI
Onboard LAN
Onboard audio
A
—
—
—
used
—
—
—
—
—
—
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B
used
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
C
—
used
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
D
—
—
used
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
E
F
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
shared —
shared —
shared —
shared —
—
used
—
—
G
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
used
H
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
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1.10.3 PCI slots
There are three 32-bit PCI slots on this motherboard. The slots support PCI cards
such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and other cards that comply with PCI
specifications.
1.10.4 AGP slot
This motherboard has an Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot that supports
AGP 4X (1.5V) cards.
Note the notches on the card golden fingers to ensure that they fit the AGP slot on
your motherboard.
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1.11
Jumper
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 RAM data in CMOS, that include
system setup information such as system passwords, is powered by the
onboard button cell battery.
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 re-enter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on the jumper
default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
CLRTC1
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1 2
Normal
(Default)
2 3
Clear CMOS
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2. USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPWR12, USBPWR34, USBPWR56)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep mode (CPU
stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power mode) using the
connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up from S3 sleep mode (no
power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh, power supply in reduced power mode).
The USBPWR56 jumpers are for the internal USB header that you can connect
to the front USB ports.
1.
2.
This feature requires a power supply that can provide at least 1A
on the +5VSB lead when these jumpers are set to +5VSB.
Otherwise, the system does not power up.
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal or in sleep mode.
USBPWR12
USBPWR34
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2
1
+5V
(Default)
3
2
+5VSB
USBPWR56
2
1
+5V
(Default)
3
2
+5VSB
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1.12 Connectors
This section describes and illustrates the internal connectors on the motherboard.
1. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY1)
This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. After
connecting one end to the motherboard, connect the other end to the floppy
drive. (Pin 5 is removed to prevent incorrect insertion when using ribbon cables
with pin 5 plug).
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FLOPPY1
P4VP-MX
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
P4VP-MX Floppy Disk Drive Connector
2. GAME/MIDI connector (16-1 pin GAME1)
This connector supports a GAME/MIDI module. Connect the GAME/MIDI cable
with yellow connector to the yellow header onboard. The GAME/MIDI port on
the module connects a joystick or a game pad for playing games, and MIDI
devices for playing or editing audio files.
+5V
J2B1
J2CX
MIDI_OUT
J2CY
J2B2
MIDI_IN
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P4VP-MX Smartcard
+5V
J1B1
J1CX
GND
GND
J1CY
J1B2
+5V
GAME1
The GAME/MIDI module is purchased separately.
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3. IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE, SEC_IDE)
This connector supports the provided UltraDMA133/100 IDE ribbon cable.
Connect the cable’s blue connector to the primary (recommended) or secondary
IDE connector, then connect the gray connector to the UltraDMA133/100 slave
device (hard disk drive) and the black connector to the UltraDMA133/100 master
device. It is recommended that you connect non-UltraDMA133/100 devices to the
secondary IDE connector. If you install two hard disks, you must configure the
second drive as a slave device by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer to the hard
disk documentation for the jumper settings. BIOS supports specific device bootup.
If you have more than two UltraDMA133/100 devices, purchase another
UltraDMA133/100 cable. You may configure two hard disks to be both master
devices with two ribbon cables – one for the primary IDE connector and another
for the secondary IDE connector.
1.
Pin 20 on each IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the
UltraDMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect orientation when you
connect the cables.
2.
The hole near the blue connector on the UltraDMA133/100/66 cable is
intentional.
3.
For UltraDMA133/100/66 IDE devices, use the 80-conductor IDE cable.
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PIN 1
PRI_IDE
SEC_IDE
NOTE: Orient the red markings
on the IDE ribbon cable to PIN 1
PIN 1
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4. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AUDIO1)
This is an interface for the Intel front panel audio cable that allow convenient
connection and control of audio devices.
AUDIO1
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MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
AGND
+5VA
BLINE_OUT_R
BLINE_OUT_L
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5. ATX power connectors (20-pin ATXPWR1)
These connectors connect to an ATX 12V power supply. The plugs from the
power supply are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find
the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
Make sure that your ATX 12V power supply can provide 8A on the +12V lead
and at least 1A on the +5-volt standby lead (+5VSB). The minimum
recommended wattage is 250W, or 300W for a fully configured system. The
system may become unstable and may experience difficulty powering up if the
power supply is inadequate.
ATXPWR1
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+12.0VDC
+5VSB
PWR_OK
COM
+5.0VDC
COM
+5.0VDC
COM
+3.3VDC
+3.3VDC
+5.0VDC
+5.0VDC
-5.0VDC
COM
COM
COM
PS_ON#
COM
-12.0VDC
+3.3VDC
P4VP-MX ATX Power Connector
6. CPU and chassis fan connectors (3-pin CPU_FAN1, CHA_FAN1)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350mA~740mA (8.88W max.) or a
total of 1A~2.22A (26.64W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan cables to the fan
connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the black wire of each cable
matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Lack of sufficient
air flow within the system may damage the motherboard components. These
are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on the fan connectors!
Rotation
+12V
GND
CPU_FAN1
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Rotation
+12V
GND
P4VP-MX
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7. System Power LED connector (3-pin PLED1)
This 3-pin connector connects to the system power LED. If your case supports
a 3-pin connector, use this connector instead of the power LED connector in
the system panel.
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PLED1
PLEDNC
PLED+
P4VP-MX Power LED
1
8. USB header (10-1 pin USB56)
If the USB ports on the rear panel are inadequate, two USB headers are
available for additional USB ports. The USB header complies with USB 2.0
specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed. This speed
advantage over the conventional 12 Mbps on USB 1.1 allows faster Internet
connection, interactive gaming, and simultaneous running of high-speed
peripherals.
Connect an optional USB 2.0/GAME module to this header. The module has
two USB 2.0 ports that support the next generation USB peripherals such as
high resolution cameras, scanners, and printers.
You must install the driver before you can use the USB 2.0 capability.
USB+5V
USB_P4USB_P4+
GND
NC
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1
P4VP-MX USB Header
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
USB56
The USB2.0 module is purchased separately.
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9. Internal audio connectors (4-pin CD1, AUX1, MODEM1)
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources
such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card. The MODEM connector allows
the onboard audio to interfeace with a voice modem card with a similar
connector. It also allows the sharing of mono_in (such as a phone) and a
mono_out (such as a speaker) between the audio and a voice modem card.
CD1(Black) AUX1(White)
Left Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Right Audio Channel
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Modem-Out
Ground
Ground
Modem-In
MODEM1
P4VP-MX
10. Speaker connector (4-pin SPEAKER1)
This 4-pin connector connects to the case-mounted speaker and allows you to
hear system beeps and warnings.
SPEAKER1
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+5V
GND
GND
Speak Out
1
P4VP-MX
P4VP-MX Speaker Out Connector
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11. System panel connector (10-1 pin PANEL1)
This connector accommodates several system front panel functions.
PLED+
PLEDPWR
GND
ATX Power
Power LED Switch*
PANEL1
IDE_LED+
IDE_LEDGround
Reset
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IDE_LED Reset SW
* Requires an ATX power supply.
P4VP-MX Front Panel Audio Connector
•
System Power LED Lead (2-pin PWR LED)
This 2-1 pin connector connects to the system power LED. The LED lights up
when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep
mode.
•
Hard disk activity LED (2-pin HD LED)
This 2-pin connector supplies power to the hard disk activity LED. The read
and write activities of any device connected to the primary or secondary IDE
connector cause this LED to light up.
•
ATX Power Switch / Soft-Off Switch Lead (2-pin PWR BTN)
This connector connects a switch that controls the system power. Pressing the
power switch turns the system between ON and SLEEP, or ON and SOFT
OFF, depending on the BIOS or OS settings. Pressing the power switch while
in the ON mode for more than 4 seconds turns the system OFF.
•
Reset Switch Lead (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted reset switch for rebooting
the system without turning off the system power.
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Chapter 2
This chapter tells how to change system settings
through the BIOS Setup menus. Detailed
descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
BIOS information
2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The original BIOS file for this motherboard is in the support CD.
Copy the original BIOS to a bootable floppy disk in case you need to restore
the BIOS in the future.
2.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk
1. Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive. At the DOS prompt, type:
format A:/S <Enter>
Windows environment
a. From your Windows desktop, click on Start, point to Settings, then click on
Control Panel.
b. Double-click on Add/Remove Programs icon from the Control Panel
window.
c. Click on the Startup Disk tab, then on Create Disk... button.
d. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk when prompted. Follow the succeeding screen
instructions to complete the process.
2. Copy the original (or the latest) motherboard BIOS to the bootable floppy disk.
2.1.2 Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS
Update the BIOS using the AFUDOS.EXE utility in DOS environment.
1. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for
your motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write down the BIOS file name to a piece of paper. You need to type the exact
BIOS file name at the prompt.
2. Copy the AFUDOS.EXE utility from the support CD to the bootable floppy disk
that contains the BIOS file.
3. Boot the system from the floppy disk.
4. At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /i<filename.rom>
where “filename.rom” means the latest (or original) BIOS file that you copied to
the bootable floppy disk.
The screen displays the status of the update process.
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The BIOS information on the screen is for reference only. What you see on your
screen may not be exactly the same as shown.
A:\>afudos /iP4VPMX.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
DO NOT shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so may
cause system boot failure!
When the BIOS update process is complete, the utility returns to the DOS
prompt.
A:\>afudos /iP4VPMX.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Verifying flash .. done
A:\>
5. Reboot the system from the hard disk.
2.1.3 Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS
The ASUS EZ Flash feature allows you to easily update the BIOS without
having to go through the long process of booting from a diskette and using
a DOS-based utility. The EZ Flash is built-in the BIOS firmware so it is
accessible by simply pressing <Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self
Tests (POST).
Follow these steps to update the BIOS using ASUS EZ Flash.
1. Download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website (see ASUS contact
information on page viii). Save the file to a floppy disk.
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Write down the BIOS file name on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact
BIOS file name at the EZ Flash screen.
2. Reboot the computer.
3. To use EZ Flash, press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following
screen.
ASUS EZ Flash V1.00
Copyright (C) 2002, ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
[Onboard BIOS Information]
BIOS Version
: ASUS P4VP-MX ACPI BIOS Revision 1001 Beta
003
BIOS Model
: P4VP-MX
BIOS Built Date : 06/03/03
Please Enter File Name for NEW BIOS: _
*Note: EZ Flash will copy file from A:\, Press [ESC] to reboot
The BIOS information in the above screen is for reference only. What you see
on your screen may not be exactly the same as shown.
4. Insert the disk that contains the new BIOS file into the floppy drive. You will
receive the error message, “WARNING! Device not ready.” if you proceed to
step 5 without the disk in the drive.
5. At the prompt, “Please Enter File Name for NEW BIOS: _”, type in the BIOS
file name that you downloaded from the ASUS website, then press <Enter>.
EZ Flash will automatically access drive A to look for the file name that you
typed. When found, the following message appears on screen.
[BIOS Information in File]
BIOS Version: P4VP-MX Boot Block
WARNING! Continue to update the BIOS (Y/N)? _
If you accidentally typed in a wrong BIOS file name, the error message,
“WARNING! File not found.” appears. Press <Enter> to remove the
message, then type in the correct file name. Press <Enter>.
6. At the above prompt, type Y to continue with the update process. Pressing N
exits the EZ Flash screen and reboots the system without updating the BIOS.
The following prompts appear if you typed Y.
Flash Memory:
SST 49LF004
1. Update Main BIOS area
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(Y/N)? _
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7. Press Y to completely update the main BIOS area.
DO NOT shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS boot block
area! Doing so may cause system boot failure.
8. When the update process is done, the message, “Press a key to reboot”
appears. Press any key to reboot the system with the new BIOS.
2.1.4 Recovering the BIOS with CrashFree BIOS 2
The CrashFree BIOS 2 auto recovery tool allows you to restore BIOS from the
motherboard support CD, or from a floppy disk that contains the BIOS file, in case
the current BIOS on the motherboard fails or gets corrupted.
1.
Prepare the support CD that came with the motherboard or a bootable
floppy disk that contains the motherboard BIOS before proceeding with
the BIOS update process.
2.
If you have saved a copy of the original motherboard BIOS to a bootable
floppy disk, you may also use this disk to restore the BIOS. See section
“2.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk”
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1. Insert the bootable floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
2. Turn on the computer.
3. Follow the BIOS update procedure in section “2.1.3 Using AFLASH to update
the BIOS”
DO NOT shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so may
cause system boot failure!
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1. Turn on the computer.
2. When the system prompts that a corrupted BIOS is detected, insert the
motherboard support CD into the CD-ROM drive and press the Enter key.
3. Follow the succeeding screen instructions.
DO NOT shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so may
cause system boot failure!
4. When the BIOS update process is complete, reboot the system.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file.
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2.2
BIOS Setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware hub (FWH) that you can
update using the provided utility described in section “2.1 Managing and updating
your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring
your system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section explains how to configure
your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you may want to change
the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you may want to
enable the security password feature or change the power management settings.
This requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup program so
that the computer can recognize these changes and record them in the CMOS
RAM of the firmware hub.
The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up
the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program.
Press <Delete> during the Power-On Self Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility.
Otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis.
You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this last option
only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. It is a menudriven program, which means you can scroll through the various sub-menus and
make your selections from the available options using the navigation keys.
If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS settings, load the
default settings to ensure system stability. Select the Load Default Settings
item under the Exit Menu. See section “2.7 Exit Menu.”
The BIOS setup screens shown in this chapter 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 product and
BIOS information.
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2.2.1 BIOS menu screen
Menu items Menu bar
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Configuration fields
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[Thu 05/27/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
:[ST320413A]
:[ASUS CD-S340]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
General help
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Information
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Sub-menu items
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Navigation keys
2.2.2 Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard
until the desired item is highlighted.
2.2.3 Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that
particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change
the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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2.2.4 Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that menu.
For example, selecting Main shows the
Main menu items.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
[11:10:19]
[Thu 05/27/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
:[ST320413A]
:[ASUS CD-S340]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Information
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot,
and Exit) on the menu bar have their
respective menu items.
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Main menu items
2.2.5 Sub-menu items
An item with a sub-menu on any menu screen is distinguished by a solid triangle
before the item. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press Enter.
2.2.6 Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user- configurable,
you may change the value of the field opposite the item. You can not select an item
that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. To
change the value of a field, select it then press Enter to display a list of options.
Refer to “2.2.7 Pop-up window.”
2.2.7 Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press Enter to
display a pop-up window with the
configuration options for that item.
2.2.8 Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a
menu screen when there are items that do
not fit on the screen. Press Up/Down
arrow keys or PageUp/PageDown keys
to display the other items on the screen.
Advanced PCI/PnP settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug and Play OS
[No]
PCI Latency Timer
[64]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
[Yes]
IRQ3
IRQ4
IRQ5
IRQ7
IRQ9
IRQ10
IRQ11
IRQ14
IRQ15
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
NO: Lets the BIOS
configure all the
devices in the system.
YES: Lets the
operating system
configure Plug and
Play (PnP) devices not
required for boot if
your system has a Plug
and Play operating
system.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Pop-up window
Scroll bar
2.2.9 General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected
item.
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2.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears giving
you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “2.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu screen
items and how to navigate through them.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
[11:10:19]
[Thu 05/27/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
:[ST320413A]
:[ASUS CD-S340]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Information
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
2.3.1 System Time [xx:xx:xxxx]
This item allows you to set the system time.
2.3.2 System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
This item allows you to set the system date.
2.3.3 Legacy Diskette A, B [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.] [2.88M, 3.5 in.]
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2.3.4 Primary/Secondary IDE Master/Slave
While entering Setup, BIOS auto-detects the presence of IDE devices. There is a
separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item then press Enter to
display the IDE device information.
Primary IDE Master
Select the type
of device connected
to the system.
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: ST320413A
Size
: 20.0GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
: 4
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block (Multi-sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
Smart Monitoring
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
The values opposite the dimmed items (Device, Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block
Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra DMA, and SMART monitoring) are autodetected by BIOS and are not user-configurable. These items show N/A if no IDE
device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto]
[CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to Auto enables the LBA mode if the
device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously formatted with LBA
mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to Auto, the data
transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device
supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to Disabled, the data transfer from
and to the device occurs one sector at a time. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Auto]
PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
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DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0] [SWDMA1]
[SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0] [UDMA1] [UDMA2]
[UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. Configuration
options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
2.3.5 System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The items
in this menu are auto-detected by BIOS.
AMI BIOS
Version
: 08.00.09
Build Date : 07/07/03
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1500MHz
: 1500 MHz
: 1
System Memory
Size
: 256MB
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
AMI BIOS
This item displays the auto-detected BIOS information.
Processor
This item displays the auto-detected CPU specification.
System Memory
This item displays the auto-detected system memory.
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2.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other
system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
Configure CPU.
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCI PnP
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub-screen
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
2.4.1 CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information auto-detected by BIOS.
Configure advanced CPU settings
Manufacturer
Brand String
Frequency
: Intel(R)
: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1500MHz
: 1500MHz
Ratio Status : Locked
Ratio Actual Value : 15
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Hyper-Threading Technology [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the processor Hyper-Threading
Technology feature. This item appears only when you install an Intel® CPU with
Hyper-Threading technology support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.4.2 Chipset
The Chipset menu items allow you to change the advanced chipset settings. Select
an item then press Enter to display the sub-menu.
******** DRAM Timing ********
SDRAM Frequency
Configure SDRAM Timing by SPD
[Auto]
[Enabled]
SDRAM Burst Length
SDRAM Command Rate
[4QW]
[2T]
AGP Mode
Graphics Aperture Size
Integrated AGP
[AGP 1X]
[64MB]
[Enabled/16MB]
Primary Graphics Adapter
AddOn/Onboard AGP Display Card
USB 2.0 Controller
[PCI]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
SDRAM Frequency [Auto]
This item allows you to set the SDRAM operating frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [200Mhz] [266Mhz]
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
When this item is enabled, the DRAM timing parameters are set according to the
DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect). When disabled, you can manually set the
DRAM timing parameters through the DRAM sub-items. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
The following sub-items appear when the item Configure DRAM Timing by
SPD is set to Disabled.
CAS# Latency [2.5]
This item controls the latency between the SDRAM read command and the
time the data actually becomes available.
Configuration options: [2.0 Clocks] [2.5 Clocks]
Precharge to Active (Trp) [3T]
Configuration options: [2T] [3T]
Active to Precharge (Tras) [6T]
Configuration options: [5T] [6T]
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Active to CMD (Trcd) [3T]
Configuration options: [2T] [3T]
SDRAM Bank Interleave [Disabled]
This item controls the latency between the SDRAM read command and the
time the data actually becomes available.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [2-Way] [4-Way]
SDRAM Burst Length [4QW]
Configuration options: [8QW] [4QW]
SDRAM Command Rate [2T]
Configuration options: [2T] [1T]
AGP Mode [4X]
Allows you to set the AGP mode setting.
Configuration options: [AGP 4X] [AGP 2X] AGP 1X]
Graphics Aperture Size [64MB]
Allows you to to select the size of mapped memory for AGP graphic data.
Configuration options: [256MB] [128MB] [64MB] [32MB] [16MB] [8MB] [4MB]
Integrated AGP [Enabled/16MB]
Allows you to disable or enable and set the integrated AGP operating memory size.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled/8MB] [Enabled/16MB] [Enabled/32MB]
Primary Graphics Adapter [PCI]
This item sets the primary graphics adapter. Configuration options: [PCI] [AGP]
AddOn/Onboard AGP Display Card [Auto]
This item allows you to set the onboard VGA port for use or set to [Auto] to detect
an add-on VGA card. Configuration options: [Onboard VGA] [Auto]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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2.4.3 Onboard Devices Configuration
Configure Win697 Super IO Chipset
Serial Port1 Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
Parallel Port IRQ
Onboard Game Port
Onboard MIDI Port
[3F8/IRQ4]
[378]
[Normal]
[IRQ7]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Configure South Bridge Chipset
OnBoard LAN
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM
OnBoard AC’97 Audio
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Configure Win697 Super IO Chipset
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC]
Parallel Port Mode [Normal]
This item appears only when the Parallel Port Address is not disabled. When set,
this item allows you to select the Parallel Port mode.
Configuration options: [Bi-directional] [EPP] [ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Allows selection of the Parallel Port ECP DMA channel. This item appears only
when the Parallel Port Mode is set to ECP. Configuration options: [DMA0]
[DMA1] [DMA3]
EPP Version [1.9]
Allows selection of the EPP version. This item appears only when the Parallel
Port Mode is set to EPP. Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port IRQ. Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
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OnBoard Game Port [Disabled]
This item enables or disables the onboard Game port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
OnBoard MIDI Port [Disabled]
This item disables or sets the onboard MIDI port address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [300] [330]
MIDI IRQ Select [IRQ10]
Allows you to select the MIDI Port IRQs.
Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7] [IRQ10]
Configure South Bridge Chipset
OnBoard LAN [Enabled]
This item enables or disables the onboard LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
This item enables or disables the onboard LAN Boot ROM.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
OnBoard AC’97 Audio [Enabled]
This item enables or disables the onboard AC’97 audio CODEC.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.4.4 PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP
devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources for either
PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block for legacy ISA
devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items.
Incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced PCI/PnP settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug and Play OS
[No]
PCI Latency Timer
[64]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
[Yes]
IRQ3
IRQ4
IRQ5
IRQ7
IRQ9
IRQ10
IRQ11
IRQ14
IRQ15
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
NO: Lets the BIOS
configure all the
devices in the system.
YES: Lets the
operating system
configure Plug and
Play (PnP) devices not
required for boot if
your system has a Plug
and Play operating
system.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Plug and Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set to [Yes]
and if you installed a Plug & Play operating system, the operating system
configures the Plug & Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device latency
timer register. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160] [192] [224] [248]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card requests for
an IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the PCI VGA card even
if requested. Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
IRQ xx [Available]
When set to [Available], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP devices. When
set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA devices.
Configuration options: [Available] [Reserved]
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2.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced Power
Management (APM). Select an item then press Enter to display the configuration
options.
Suspend Mode
Repost Video on S3 Resume
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI APIC Support
[Auto]
[Yes]
[No]
[Enabled]
Configure CPU.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub-screen
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
2.5.1 Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the ACPI state to be used for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1 Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]
2.5.2 Repost Video on S3 Resume [No]
This item determines whether to invoke the VGA BIOS post on S3/STR resume.
Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
2.5.3 ACPI 2.0 Support [No]
Allows you to add more tables for ACPI 2.0 specifications.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
2.5.4 ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ACPI support in the ASIC. When set to
Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.5.5 APM Configuration
Power Management/APM
Power Button Mode
Restore on AC Power Loss
Suspend Time Out
Video Power Down Mode
Hard Disk Power Down Mode
[Enabled]
[On/Off]
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
[Suspend]
[Suspend]
Power
Power
Power
Power
Power
Power
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
On
On
On
On
On
On
Ring
Lan
PME#
KBC
PS/2 Mouse
RTC Alarm
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Power Management/APM [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Power Management (APM) feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appears only if the Power Management/APM item is set to
[Enabled]
Power Button Mode [On/Off]
Allows the system to go into On/Off mode or suspend mode when the power
button is pressed. Configuration options: [On/Off] [Standby] [Suspend]
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]
This item sets the system status after restore on AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Suspend Time Out [Disabled]
Allows you to select the specified time at which the system goes on suspend.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [1 Min] [2 Min] [4 Min] [8 Min] [10 Min] [20 Min]
[30 Min] [40 Min] [50 Min] [60 Min]
Video Power Down Mode [Suspend]
Allows you to select the video power down mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Standby] [Suspend]
Hard Disk Power Down Mode [Suspend]
Allows you to set the hard disk power down mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Standby] [Suspend]
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Power On Ring [Disabled]
This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the computer
when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and
applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the first try.
Turning an external modem off and then back on while the computer is off
causes an initialization string that turns the system power on.
Power On LAN [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN to generate PME in SoftOFF
mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On PME# [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system through a
PCI LAN or modem card. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides
at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On KBC [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the use of specific keys on the keyboard
to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at
least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the use of the PS/2 mouse to resume the
system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the
+5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this item is
set to Enabled, the items RTC Alarm Date, RTC Alarm Hour, RTC Alarm Minute,
and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.5.6 Hardware Monitor
Hardware Monitor
CPU temperature
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
[45°C/113°F]
[40°C/104°F]
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
[3479RPM]
[N/A]
VCORE Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
[1.744V]
[3.360V]
[4.919V]
[12.032V]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
CPU Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
MB Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
motherboard and CPU temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and
chassis fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If any of the fans is not
connected to the motherboard, the specific field shows N/A.
VCORE Voltage, +3.3V Voltage, +5V Voltage, +12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through
the onboard voltage regulators.
If any of the monitored items is out of range, the following error message
appears: “Hardware Monitor found an error. Enter Power setup menu for
details”. You will then be prompted to “Press F1 to continue or DEL to enter
SETUP”.
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2.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item
then press Enter to display the sub-menu.
Boot Settings
Specifies the Boot
Device Priority
sequence.
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub-screen
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
2.6.1 Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[1st Floppy Drive]
[PM-ST330620A]
[SM-ASUS CD-S360]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
A device enclosed in
parenthesis has been
disabled in the
corresponding type
menu.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
1st ~ xxth Boot Device [1st Floppy Drive]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices.
The number of device items that appear on the screen depends on the the number
of devices installed in the system. Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled]
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2.6.2 Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Full Screen Logo
Add On ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Interrupt 19 Capture
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST) while
booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set to [Disabled],
BIOS performs all the POST items. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Make sure that the above item is set to [Enabled] if you wish to use the ASUS
MyLogo feature.
Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM. Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep
Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock. Configuration options:
[Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for F1 key to be pressed when error
occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run Setup”
during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
When set to Enabled, the system allows option ROMs to trap interrupt 19. This is
required by some PCI cards that provide a ROM based setup utility.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.6.3 Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select
an item then press Enter to display the configuration options.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disable password.
Installed
Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Boot Sector Virus Protection
[Disabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Set a Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you
have set a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1. Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press Enter.
2. On the password box that appears, type a password composed of letters and/
or numbers, then press Enter. Your password should have at least six
characters.
3. Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you have successfully set
your password.
The Supervisor Password item now shows Installed.
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Change the Supervisor Password
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password then
press Enter. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow you to
change other security settings.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password item on
top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you have set a password,
this item shows Installed.
To set a User Password:
1. Select the Change User Password item and press Enter.
2. On the password box that appears, type a password composed of letters and/
or numbers, then press Enter. Your password should have at least six
characters.
3. Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you have successfully set
your password.
The User Password item now shows Installed.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user password.
Clear User Password
Select this item if you wish to clear the user password.
Boot Sector Virus Protection [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the boot sector virus protection.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.7
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the
BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Select Screen
Select Item
Enter Go to Sub-screen
F1
General Help
F10
Save and Exit
ESC
Exit
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options
from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit
menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM. The CMOS
RAM is sustained by an onboard backup battery and stays on even when the PC is
turned off. When you select this option, a confirmation window appears. Select
[Yes] to save changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes, the
program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save your changes
before exiting. Pressing <Enter> saves the changes while exiting.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you made to the
Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than system date, system
time, and password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation before exiting.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears. Select
[Yes] to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the
Setup menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation
window appears. Select [Yes] to load default values. Select Exit Saving Changes
or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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Chapter 3
This chapter describes the contents of the
support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
Software support
3.1
Install an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP operating system (OS).
Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates so you can
maximize the features of your hardware.
Because motherboard settings and hardware options vary, use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for general reference only. Refer to your
OS documentation for more information.
3.2
Support CD information
The support CD that came with the motherboard contains useful software and
several utility drivers that enhance the motherboard features.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time without
notice. Visit the ASUS website for updates.
3.2.1 Running the support CD
To begin using the support CD, simply insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The
CD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
Click an item to install
Click an icon to display
more information
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the
support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click
the ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
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3.2.2 Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed
devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
VIA 4 in 1 drivers
This item installs the following drivers:
- VIA Registry (INF) driver
- VIA AGP VxD driver
- VIA ATAPI vendor support driver
- VIA PCI IRQ Miniport driver
S3 Driver
This item installs the VIA S3 ProSavage 8 Graphics display driver.
Realtek AC’97 Audio Driver
This item installs the Realtek AC’97 compliant audio controller and application.
VIA 10/100Mb LAN Driver
This item installs the VIA 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet driver to support 10/100 Mbps
networking.
USB 2.0 Driver
This item installs the USB 2.0 driver.
3.2.3 Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the motherboard
supports.
ASUS P4VP-MX motherboard
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ASUS PC Probe
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system voltages,
and alerts you on any detected problems. This utility helps you keep your computer
at a healthy operating condition.
ASUS Update
This program allows you to download the latest version of the BIOS from the ASUS
website. Before using the ASUS Update, make sure that you have an Internet
connection so you can connect to the ASUS website.
Anti-virus Utility
The anti-virus application scans, identifies, and removes computer viruses. View
the online help for detailed information.
Adobe Acrobat Reader
This item installs the Adobe Acrobat Reader V5.0. The Acrobat Reader software is
for viewing files saved in Portable Document Format (PDF).
ASUS Screen Saver
This item installs the ASUS screen saver.
3.2.4 ASUS Contact Information
Clicking the ASUS Contact Information tab displays as stated. You may also find
this information on page viii of this user guide.
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Chapter 3: Software support