Series
P5MT
P5MT/SCSI
Motherboard
P5MT
E2059
First Edition V1
August 2005
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Contents
Notices ................................................................................................ vi
Safety information ............................................................................. vii
About this guide ............................................................................... viii
P5MT Series specifications summary ................................................... x
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
Welcome! .............................................................................. 1-1
1.2
Package contents ................................................................. 1-1
1.3
Special features .................................................................... 1-2
1.3.1
1.3.2
Product highlights ................................................... 1-2
Innovative ASUS features ....................................... 1-4
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.1
Before you proceed .............................................................. 2-1
2.2
Motherboard overview .......................................................... 2-2
2.3
2.2.1 Placement direction ................................................ 2-2
2.2.2 Screw holes ............................................................ 2-2
2.2.3 Motherboard layouts .............................................. 2-3
2.2.4 Layout contents ..................................................... 2-5
Central Processing Unit (CPU) .............................................. 2-7
2.4
2.3.1
2.3.2
2.3.3
System
2.5
2.4.1 Overview ............................................................... 2-13
2.4.2 Memory configurations ......................................... 2-13
2.4.3 Installing a DIMM ................................................... 2-14
2.4.4 Removing a DIMM ................................................. 2-14
Expansion slots ................................................................... 2-15
2.6
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/PCI-X slots ...................................................... 2-17
2.5.5 PCI Express x16 slot ............................................. 2-17
Jumpers .............................................................................. 2-18
2.7
Connectors ......................................................................... 2-23
2.7.1
2.7.2
Installing the CPU .................................................... 2-7
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan ...................... 2-10
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan .................. 2-12
memory ................................................................. 2-13
Rear panel connectors .......................................... 2-23
Internal connectors ............................................... 2-24
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Contents
Chapter 3: Powering up
3.1
Starting up for the first time ................................................ 3-1
3.2
Powering off the computer .................................................. 3-2
3.2.1
3.2.2
Using the OS shut down function ........................... 3-2
Using the dual function power switch .................... 3-2
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS ........................................ 4-1
4.2
4.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk .............................. 4-1
4.1.2 AFUDOS utility ........................................................ 4-2
4.1.3 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility ................................ 4-5
4.1.4 ASUS Update utility ................................................ 4-7
BIOS setup program ........................................................... 4-10
4.3
4.2.1 BIOS menu screen ................................................. 4-11
4.2.2 Menu bar ............................................................... 4-11
4.2.3 Navigation keys .................................................... 4-11
4.2.4 Menu items ........................................................... 4-12
4.2.5 Sub-menu items ................................................... 4-12
4.2.6 Configuration fields .............................................. 4-12
4.2.7 Pop-up window ..................................................... 4-12
4.2.8 Scroll bar .............................................................. 4-12
4.2.9 General help .......................................................... 4-12
Main menu .......................................................................... 4-13
4.4
4.3.1 System Time ......................................................... 4-13
4.3.2 System Date ......................................................... 4-13
4.3.3 Legacy Diskette A ................................................ 4-13
4.3.4 IDE Configuration .................................................. 4-14
4.3.5 Primary/Secondary/Third IDE Master/Slave ......... 4-15
4.3.6 System Information .............................................. 4-17
Advanced menu .................................................................. 4-18
4.4.1
4.4.2
4.4.3
4.4.4
4.4.5
4.4.6
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MPS Configuration ................................................ 4-18
Remote Access Configuration .............................. 4-19
CPU Configuration ................................................. 4-20
Chipset Configuration ........................................... 4-22
Onboard Devices Configuration ............................ 4-26
PCI/PnP Configuration .......................................... 4-27
Contents
4.5
Power menu ........................................................................ 4-28
4.6
4.5.1 APM Configuration ................................................ 4-28
4.5.2 Hardware Monitor ................................................. 4-31
Boot menu .......................................................................... 4-33
4.7
4.6.1 Boot Device Priority .............................................. 4-33
4.6.2 Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 4-34
4.6.3 Security ................................................................ 4-35
Exit menu ........................................................................... 4-38
Chapter 5: RAID configuration
5.1
Setting up RAID .................................................................... 5-1
5.2
5.1.1 RAID definitions ...................................................... 5-1
5.1.2 Installing hard disk drives ....................................... 5-2
5.1.3 Setting the RAID item in BIOS ................................ 5-2
5.1.4 RAID configuration utilities ..................................... 5-3
LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility ...................... 5-4
5.3
5.2.1 Creating a RAID 0 or RAID 1 set ............................. 5-5
5.2.2 Creating a RAID 10 set ......................................... 5-11
5.2.3 Adding or viewing a RAID configuration ............... 5-15
5.2.4 Initializing the logical drives .................................. 5-18
5.2.5 Rebuilding failed drives ......................................... 5-23
5.2.6 Checking the drives for data consistency ............ 5-25
5.2.7 Deleting a RAID configuration ............................... 5-28
5.2.8 Selecting the boot drive from a RAID set ............. 5-29
5.2.9 Enabling the WriteCache ...................................... 5-30
Global Array Manager ......................................................... 5-30
5.4
LSI Logic Configuration Utility ............................................ 5-31
5.4.1
5.4.2
5.4.3
5.4.4
5.4.5
5.4.6
5.4.7
Boot Adapter List ................................................. 5-32
Global Properties .................................................. 5-33
Adapter Properties ............................................... 5-35
Creating a RAID 1 (Mirror) set .............................. 5-42
Creating a RAID 0 (Stripe) set .............................. 5-44
Running the Diagnostic Mode ............................... 5-44
Managing arrays ................................................... 5-46
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Contents
Chapter 6: Driver installation
6.1
RAID driver installation ......................................................... 6-1
6.2
6.1.1 Creating a RAID driver disk ..................................... 6-1
6.1.2 Installing the RAID controller driver ........................ 6-2
LAN driver installation ........................................................ 6-11
6.3
6.2.1 Windows® 2000/2003 Server .............................. 6-11
6.2.2 Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0 ................................ 6-12
VGA driver installation ........................................................ 6-13
6.4
6.3.1 Windows® 2000 Server ........................................ 6-13
6.3.2 Windows® 2003 Server ........................................ 6-14
6.3.3 Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0 ................................ 6-14
Management applications and utilities installation ............. 6-15
6.4.1
6.4.2
6.4.3
6.4.4
6.4.5
Running the support CD ....................................... 6-15
Drivers menu ........................................................ 6-15
Management Software menu ................................ 6-16
Utilities menu ........................................................ 6-16
Contact information ............................................. 6-16
Appendix: Reference information
A.1
Intel® EM64T ........................................................................ A-1
A.2
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST) .................... A-1
A.3
A.2.1 System requirements ............................................. A-1
A.2.2 Using the EIST ........................................................ A-2
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ...................................... A-3
A.4
Block diagrams ..................................................................... A-4
A.4.1
A.4.2
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P5MT model ............................................................ A-4
P5MT/SCSI model ................................................... A-5
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics
card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or
modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate
this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the
electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the
power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are
connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing
system before you add a device.
• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard,
ensure that all power cables are unplugged.
• Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord.
These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your
area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are
using, contact your local power company.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read
all the manuals that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
product in any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and
configuring the motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This 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 tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
•
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.
D A N G E R / W A R N I N G : Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
C A U T I O N : Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
I M P O R T A N T : Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
N O T E : Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
<Key>
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
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+D>
Command
Means that you must type the command
exactly as shown, then supply the required
item or value enclosed in brackets.
Example: At the DOS prompt, type the
command line: format A:/S
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P5MT Series specifications summary
CPU
LGA775 socket for Intel® Pentium® 4 processor
Compatible with Intel® PCG 05B/05A and 04B/04A
and the latest Intel® Smithfield dual-core processor
Supports Intel® Enhanced Memory 64 Technology (EM64T)
Supports Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST)
Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Chipset
Northbridge : Intel® E7230
Southbridge : Intel® ICH7R
I/O bridge : Intel® 6702 PXH-V
Front Side Bus
1066/800/533 MHz
Memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support unbuffered
ECC/non-ECC DDR2-533/667 memory modules
Supports 256 MB up to 8 GB system memory
Expansion slots*
1 x PCI Express x16 slot (x8 link, PCI Express 1.0a)
1 x PCI-X 100 MHz/64-bit slot (PCI-X 1.0)
(supports Zero-Channel RAID card, colored green on
P5MT/SCSI model)
1 x PCI-X 100 MHz/64-bit slot (PCI-X 1.0)
1 x PCI 33 MHz/32-bit/5V slot (PCI 2.3)
1 x mini-PCI socket for ASUS® Server Management Board
Storage
P5MT
Intel® ICH7R Southbridge supports:
- 2 x Ultra ATA 100/66/33 hard disk drives
- 4 x SATA-300 hard disk drives with RAID
functionality using the Intel® Matrix Storage
Manager or IMSM (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, and
software RAID 5), or the LSI Logic Embedded SATA
RAID controller (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10)
P5MT/SCSI
P5MT storage + LSI53C1020A PCI-X SCSI controller
supports:
- 1 x Ultra-320 SCSI channel with RAID 0, RAID 1,
and RAID 1-E configuration
- Zero-Channel RAID card (optional)
*Important notes:
• A PCI Express x16 graphics card inserted to the PCI Express x16 slot
may run only at x1 speed (Intel spec).
• For P5MT model: When one PCI-X slot is occupied, the PCI-X
frequency is 133 MHz. When two PCI-X slots are occupied, the PCI-X
frequency is 100 MHz.
•
For P5MT/SCSI model: When one PCI-X slot is occupied, the PCI-X
frequency is 100 MHz. When two PCI-X slots are occupied, the PCI-X
frequency is 66 MHz.
(continued on the next page)
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P5MT Series specifications summary
Graphics
ATI® RAGE-XL PCI-based VGA controller
LAN
LAN 1: Broadcom BCM5721 Gigabit LAN controller
LAN 2: Broadcom BCM5721 Gigabit LAN controller
Complies with PCI Express 1.0a specifications
USB
Intel® ICH7R Southbridge supports:
- 4 USB 2.0 ports (2 on the rear panel, 2 on the front panel)
Special features
ASUS Smart Fan
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2
ASUS MyLogo2
BIOS features
AMI BIOS, 8 MB Flash ROM, Green, PnP, DMI, SMBIOS 2.3,
WfM2.0, ACPI 2.0a
Rear panel
PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
PS/2 mouse port (green)
2 x USB 2.0 ports
Printer port
Serial port (COM1)
VGA port
2 x LAN (RJ-45) ports
Internal
connectors
Floppy disk drive connector
IDE connector
4 x Serial ATA connectors
2 x CPU fan connectors
4 x system fan
24-pin SSI power connector
8-pin ATX 12V power connector
USB 2.0 connectors
Backplane SMBus connector
Power SMBus connector
System panel connector
Auxiliary panel connector
Hard disk activity LED connector
Ambient thermal sensor connector
Serial port (COM2) connector
Chassis intrusion connector
ASUS server management (BMC) connector
Ultra-320 SCSI connector (P5MT/SCSI model only)
Power
Requirement
SSI power supply (with 24-pin and 8-pin 12V plugs)
ATX 12V 2.0 compliant
Form Factor
ATX form factor: 12 in x 9.8 in (30.5 cm x 24.9 cm)
Support CD
contents
Device drivers
ASUS Live Update Utility
ASUS Server Web-based Management (ASWM)
Anti-virus software
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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This chapter describes the motherboard
features and the new technologies
it supports.
1
Product
introduction
Chapter summary
1
1.1
Welcome! .............................................................................. 1-1
1.2
Package contents ................................................................. 1-1
1.3
Special features .................................................................... 1-2
ASUS P5MT Series
1.1
Welcome!
T h a n k y o u f o r b u y i n g a n A S U S® P 5 M T S e r i e s m o t h e r b o a r d !
The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies,
making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it,
check the items in your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
ASUS P5MT or P5MT/SCSI motherboard
Cables
4 x Serial ATA signal cables
2 x Serial ATA power cables
1 x SCSI Ultra320 cable (P5MT/SCSI model only)
80-conductor IDE cable
3-in-1 Floppy/Ultra ATA disk drive cable
Accessories
I/O shield
Application CDs
ASUS motherboard support CD
Documentation
P5MT Series user guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
ASUS P5MT Series
1-1
1.3
Special features
1.3.1
Product highlights
Latest processor technology
The motherboard comes with a 775-pin surface mount Land Grid Array
(LGA) socket designed for the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor in the 775-land
package. The motherboard supports the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with
1066/800/533 MHz Front Side Bus (FSB). The motherboard also supports
the Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology and is fully compatible with Intel®
05B/05A or 04B/04A processors. See page 2-7 for details.
Intel® EM64T
The motherboard supports Intel® Pentium® 4 CPUs with the Intel® EM64T
(Extended Memory 64 Technology). The Intel® EM64T feature allows your
computer to run on 64-bit operating systems and access larger amounts of
system memory for faster and more efficient computing. See the Appendix
for details.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST)
The Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST) intelligently manages
the CPU resources by automatically adjusting the CPU voltage and core
frequency depending on the CPU loading and system speed or power
requirement. See page 4-21 and the Appendix for details.
Intel® E7230 and Intel® ICH7R chipset
The Intel® E7230 Memory Controller Hub (MCH) and the Intel® ICH7R (I/O
controller hub) provide the vital interfaces for the motherboard.
The MCH provides the processor, dual-channel DDR2-533/667 memory, and
PCI Express interfaces. The ICH is a new generation server class I/O controller
hub that provides the interface for PCI 2.3, USB 2.0, and SATA among others.
DDR2-667 memory support
The motherboard supports DDR2 memory which features data transfer rates
of up to 667 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest
server applications. The dual-channel memory architecture doubles the
bandwidth of your system memory to boost system performance, eliminating
bottlenecks with peak bandwidths of up to 10.7 GB/s.
PCI Express™ interface
The motherboard fully supports PCI Express, the latest I/O interconnect
technology that speeds up the PCI bus. PCI Express features point-to-point
serial interconnections between devices and allows higher clockspeeds by
carrying data in packets. This high speed interface is software compatible with
existing PCI or PCI-X specifications. See page 2-17 for details.
1-2
Chapter 1: Product introduction
Ultra320 SCSI feature (P5MT/SCSI model only)
The LSI53C1020A PCI-X SCSI controller is onboard to support one 68-pin
Ultra320 SCSI connector, that can connect up to 15 SCSI devices. See
page 2-27 and Chapter 5 for details.
Zero-Channel RAID (ZCR) card solution
The motherboard comes with a PCI-X slot (green slot in P5MT/SCSI model)
that supports an optional Zero-Channel RAID card. The Zero-Channel RAID
card allows you to create all types of RAID configurations for your storage
devices. The ZCR capability provides a cost-effective, high-performance,
and added reliability for your server system.
Gigabit LAN solution
The motherboard comes with dual Gigabit LAN controllers and ports to
provide a total solution for your networking needs. The onboard Broadcom®
BCM5721 Gigabit LAN controllers use the PCI Express interface and could
achieve network throughput close to Gigabit bandwidth. See page 2-23 for
details.
Serial ATA II technology
The motherboard supports the Serial ATA II technology through the Serial
ATA interfaces controlled by the Intel® ICH7R. The SATA specification allows
for thinner, more flexible cables with lower pin count, reduced voltage
requirement, and up to 300 MB/s data transfer rate.
Built-in SATA RAID solution
The Intel® ICH7R allows RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, and software RAID 5
configuration for SATA hard disk drives via the Intel® Matrix Storage
Manager or the LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility (no RAID 5).
See page 2-25 and Chapter 5 for details.
USB 2.0 technology
The motherboard implements the Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
specification, dramatically increasing the connection speed from the
12 Mbps bandwidth on USB 1.1 to a fast 480 Mbps on USB 2.0. USB 2.0 is
backward compatible with USB 1.1. See pages 2-23 and 2-26 for details.
ASUS P5MT Series
1-3
Temperature, fan, and voltage monitoring
The CPU temperature is monitored by the ASIC (integrated in the Winbond
hardware monitor) to prevent overheating and damage. The system fan
rotations per minute (RPM) is monitored for timely failure detection. The
ASIC monitors the voltage levels to ensure stable supply of current for
critical components. See page 4-31 for details.
1.3.2
Innovative ASUS features
CrashFree BIOS 2
This feature allows you to restore the original BIOS data from the support CD
in case when the BIOS codes and data are corrupted. This protection
eliminates the need to buy a replacement ROM chip. See page 4-5 for details.
ASUS Smart Fan technology
The ASUS Smart Fan technology smartly adjusts the fan speeds according
to the system loading to ensure quiet, cool, and efficient operation.
See page 4-31 for details.
ASUS MyLogo2™
This new feature present in the motherboard allows you to personalize and
add style to your system with customizable boot logos. See page 4-34 for
details.
1-4
Chapter 1: Product introduction
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
Hardware
information
Chapter summary
2
2.1
Before you proceed .............................................................. 2-1
2.2
Motherboard overview .......................................................... 2-2
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU) .............................................. 2-7
2.4
System memory ................................................................. 2-13
2.5
Expansion slots ................................................................... 2-15
2.6
Jumpers .............................................................................. 2-18
2.7
Connectors ......................................................................... 2-23
ASUS P5MT Series
2.1
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard
components or change any motherboard settings.
•
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or to
a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded
antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure
that the power supply is switched off or the power
c o r d i s d e t a c h e d f r o m t h e p o w e r s u p p l y . Failure to do so
may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, and/or
components.
Onboard LED
®
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED. The green LED lights
up to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode.
This is a reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug the
power cable before removing or plugging in any motherboard component.
The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED.
LAN2
SB_PWR1
P5MT Series Onboard LED
ASUS P5MT Series
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
2-1
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 S S I E E B 3 . 5 c o m p l i a n t c h a s s i ss.
Make sure 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, 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.
2.2.2
Screw holes
Place nine (9) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the
motherboard to the chassis.
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Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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2.2.3
Motherboard layouts
P5MT model
25cm (9.8in)
ATXPWR1
KBPWR1
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
PSUSMB1
FM_CPU1
ATX12V1
CPU_FAN1
USBPW12
USB12
REAR_FAN1
COM1
LGA775
REAR_FAN2
PARALLEL PORT
CPU_FAN2
Intel
E7230
VGA1
P5MT
®
FM_CPU2
DDR2 DIMM_A1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
LAN1
30.5cm (12in)
DDR2 DIMM_A2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
DDR2 DIMM_B1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
LAN2
DDR2 DIMM_B2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
PCIE1
FRNT_FAN1
SATA4
Broadcom
BCM5721
SATA2
PCIX2
Intel
ICH7R
COM2
SATA3
SATA1
PCIX3
LAN_EN1
LAN_EN2
Broadcom
BCM5721
SB_PWR1
BMCSOCKET1
ATI
RAGE XL
VGA
Controller
VGA_EN1
FRNT_FAN2
RAID_SEL1
Super
I/O
CLRTC1
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
8Mbit
Flash
BIOS
RECOVERY1
BUZZ1
FLOPPY1
PCI4
BPSMB1
TRPWR1
BMCCONN1 HDLED1
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Intel
6702
PXH
USBPW34
AUX_PANEL1
PANEL1
PRI_IDE1
USB34
2-3
P5MT/SCSI model
25cm (9.8in)
ATXPWR1
KBPWR1
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
PSUSMB1
FM_CPU1
ATX12V1
CPU_FAN1
USBPW12
USB12
REAR_FAN1
COM1
LGA775
REAR_FAN2
®
FM_CPU2
VGA1
Intel
E7230
P5MT/SCSI
PARALLEL PORT
CPU_FAN2
DDR2 DIMM_A1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
LAN1
30.5cm (12in)
DDR2 DIMM_A2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
DDR2 DIMM_B1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
LAN2
DDR2 DIMM_B2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
PCIE1
FRNT_FAN1
SATA4
Broadcom
BCM5721
SATA2
PCIX2
Intel
ICH7R
COM2
SATA3
SATA1
PCIX3
LAN_EN1
LAN_EN2
Broadcom
BCM5721
SB_PWR1
RAID_SEL1
BMCSOCKET1
VGA_EN1
SCSI_EN1
ATI
RAGE XL
VGA
Controller
LSI
1020A
Super
I/O
CLRTC1
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
8Mbit
Flash
BIOS
RECOVERY1
2-4
SCSIA1
FRNT_FAN2
BUZZ1
FLOPPY1
PCI4
BPSMB1
TRPWR1
BMCCONN1 HDLED1
Intel
6702
PXH
USBPW34
AUX_PANEL1
PANEL1
PRI_IDE1
USB34
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2.2.4
Layout contents
Slots/Sockets
Page
1.
CPU sockets
2-11
2.
DDR2 DIMM sockets
2-15
3.
PCI/PCI-X/PCI Express slots
2-20
4.
Zero-Channel RAID socket
2-20
Jumpers
Page
1.
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
2-18
2.
CPU fan pin selection (3-pin FM_CPU1, FM_CPU2)
2-19
3.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW1, USBPW2)
2-19
4.
Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR1)
2-20
5.
VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_EN1)
6.
Gigabit LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_EN1; LAN_EN2)
2-21
7.
RAID controller selection (3-pin RAID_SEL1)
2-21
8.
SCSI controller setting (3-pin SCSI_EN1)
(P5MT/SCSI model only)
2-22
9.
Force BIOS recovery setting (3-pin RECOVERY1)
2-22
Rear panel connectors
Page
1.
PS/2 mouse port (green)
2-23
2.
Parallel port
2-23
3.
PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
2-23
4.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
2-23
5.
Serial (COM1) port
2-23
6.
VGA port
2-23
7.
Gigabit LAN1 (RJ-45) port
2-23
8.
Gigabit LAN2 (RJ-45) port
2-23
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2-5
Internal connectors
2-6
Page
1.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY1)
2-24
2.
Primary IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE1)
2-24
3.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4)
2-25
4.
Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1)
2-26
5.
USB connector (10-1 pin USB34)
2-26
6.
Ultra320 SCSI connectors (one 68-pin SCSIA1)
(present in P5MT/SCSI model only)
2-27
7.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM2)
2-28
8.
BMC connector (16-pin BMCCONN1)
2-28
9.
Ambient thermal sensor (2-pin TRPWR1)
2-28
10. CPU and system fan connectors (3-pin CPU_FAN1/2,
REAR_FAN1/2, FRNT_FAN1/2)
2-29
11. Backplane SMBus connector (6-1 pin BPSMB1)
2-29
12. Power supply SMBus connector (5-pin PSUSMB1)
2-30
13. ATX power connectors (24-pin ATXPWR1, 4-pin ATX12V1)
2-30
14. System panel connector (20-pin PANEL1)
2-31
15. Auxiliary panel connector (20-pin AUX_PANEL1)
2-32
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA775 socket designed for
the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor in the 775-land package
2.3.1
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, make sure that the PnP cap is
on the socket and the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your
retailer immediately if the PnP cap is missing, or if you see any
damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard components.
ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/
transit-related.
•
Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process
Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the
motherboard comes with the cap on the LGA775 socket.
•
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket
contacts resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal, or
misplacement/loss/incorrect removal of the PnP cap.
Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
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1.
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P5MT Series CPU Socket 775
Before installing the CPU, make sure that the cam box is facing towards
you and the load lever is on your left.
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2.
Press the load lever with your thumb (A), then move it to the left (B)
until it is released from the retention tab.
Retention tab
A
PnP cap
Load lever
B
This side of the
socket box should
face you.
To prevent damage to the socket pins, do not remove the PnP cap
unless you are installing a CPU.
3.
Lift the load lever in the
direction of the arrow to a 135º
angle.
4.
Lift the load plate with your
thumb and forefinger to a 100º
angle (A), then push the PnP cap
from the load plate window to
remove (B).
B
A
Load plate
5.
Position the CPU over
the socket, making sure
that the gold triangle is
on the bottom-left
corner of the socket.
The socket alignment
key should fit into the
CPU notch.
Alignment key
Gold triangle mark
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The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into
the socket to prevent bending the connectors on the socket and
damaging the CPU!
6.
Close the load plate (A), then
push the load lever (B) until
it snaps into the retention
tab.
A
B
The motherboard supports Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 processors with
the Intel® Enhanced Memory 64 Technology (EM64T), Enhanced Intel
SpeedStep® Technology (EIST), and Hyper-Threading Technology. Refer
to the Appendix for more information on these CPU features.
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2.3.2
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan
The Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 processor requires a specially designed
heatsink and fan assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and
performance.
•
When you buy a boxed Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, the package
includes the CPU fan and heatsink assembly. If you buy a CPU
separately, make sure that you use only Intel®-certified
multi-directional heatsink and fan.
•
Your Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 heatsink and fan assembly comes in
a push-pin design and requires no tool to install.
•
If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, make
sure that you have properly applied Thermal Interface Material to the
CPU heatsink or CPU before you install the heatsink and fan
assembly.
Make sure that you have installed the motherboard to the chassis before
you install the CPU fan and heatsink assembly.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
Place the heatsink on top of
the installed CPU, making sure
that the four fasteners match
the holes on the motherboard.
Orient the heatsink and fan
assembly such that the CPU
fan cable is closest to the
CPU fan connector.
Motherboard hole
Narrow end
of the groove
Fastener
Make sure to orient each fastener with the narrow end of the groove
pointing outward. (The photo shows the groove shaded for emphasis.)
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3.
Push down two fasteners at a
time in a diagonal sequence to
secure the heatsink and fan
assembly in place.
A
B
B
A
B
A
A
B
Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard
labeled CPU_FAN.
CPU_FAN1
®
GND
FANPWR2
CPU_FAN1
FANOUT4
2.
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CPU_FAN2
CPU_FAN2
FANOUT4
FANPWR2
GND
P5MT Series CPU fan connectors
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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2.3.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
Disconnect the CPU fan cable
from the connector on the
motherboard.
2.
Rotate each fastener
counterclockwise.
3.
Pull up two fasteners at a time
in a diagonal sequence to
disengage the heatsink and fan
assembly from the
motherboard.
B
A
A
B
4.
2-12
A
B
B
A
Carefully remove the heatsink
and fan assembly from the
motherboard.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.4
System memory
2.4.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate II (DDR2) Dual Inline
Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets to support 240-pin DDR modules.
®
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR DIMM sockets:
128 Pins
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112 Pins
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A2
DIMM_B1
DIMM_B2
P5MT Series 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
2.4.2
Memory configurations
You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB unbuffered ECC or
non-ECC DDR2-533/667 DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules
from the same vendor. Refer to the DDR2 Qualified Vendors List at
the ASUS web site.
•
When installing one or two DIMMs, install the DIMM(s) to the blue
slots (DIMM_A2/DIMM_B2).
•
Three DDR DIMMs intalled into any three memory sockets will
function in single-channel mode.
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2.4.3
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.
2
To install a DIMM:
3
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.
DDR2 DIMM notch
1
Firmly insert the DIMM into
the socket until the retaining
clips snap back in place and
the DIMM is properly seated.
Unlocked retaining clip
2.4.4
•
A DDR2 DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one
direction. Do not force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the
DIMM.
•
The DDR2 DIMM sockets do not support DDR DIMMs. DO NOT install
DDR DIMMs to the DDR2 DIMM sockets.
Removing a DIMM
Follow these steps to remove a DIMM.
1.
Simultaneously press the
retaining clips outward to unlock
the DIMM.
2
Support the DIMM lightly with
your fingers when pressing the
retaining clips. The DIMM
might get damaged when it
flips out with extra force.
2.
2-14
1
1
DDR2 DIMM notch
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.5
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following
sub-sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing
expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and
damage motherboard components.
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 the 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 tables on the next page.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support
“Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise,
conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the system
unstable and the card inoperable.
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2.5.3
Interrupt assignments
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
Priority
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
1
2
—
11
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Standard Function
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Re-direct to IRQ#9
Communications Port (COM2)*
Communications Port (COM1)*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
Floppy Disk Controller
Printer Port (LPT1)*
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port*
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
PCI Bus Number, IDSEL, and IRQ assignments
2-16
Description
INTA
INTB
INTC
INTD
REQ#
GNT#
PATA Controller
PIRQA#
—
—
—
—
—
—
SATA Controller
PIRQD#
—
—
—
—
SMBus Controller
PIRQB#
—
—
—
—
USB1 UHCI Controller #1
PIRQH#
—
—
—
—
USB1 UHCI Controller #2
PIRQD#
—
—
—
—
—
USB 2.0 EHCI Controller
PIRQH#
—
—
—
—
—
BMC5721 #1
PIRQA#
—
—
—
—
—
BMC5721 #2
PIRQB#
—
—
—
—
—
ATI RAGE XL
PIRQD#
—
—
—
REQ1#
GNT1#
LSI 53C1020A (SCSI model)
PXIRQ2
—
—
—
X_REQ2
X_GNT2
PCI Express Slot 1 (x16)
PIRQA#
—
—
—
—
—
PCIX Slot 2 (64-bit)
PXIRQ0
PXIRQ1
PXIRQ2
PXIRQ3
X_REQ0
X_GNT0
PCIX Slot 3 (64-bit)
PXIRQ4
PXIRQ5
PXIRQ6
PXIRQ7
X_REQ1
X_GNT1
PCIX Slot 4 (32-bit)
PIRQE#
PIRQF#
PIRQG#
PIRQH#
REQ0#
GNT0#
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2.5.4
PCI/PCI-X slots
The PCI and PCI-X slots support cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB
card, and other cards that comply with PCI/PCI-X specifications.
32-bit PCI slot
64-bit PCI-X slot
When installing an optional ZCR card, install the card on PCI_X2 slot
(colored green on P5MT/SCSI model).
2.5.5
PCI Express x16 slot
This motherboard supports PCI
Express x16 I/O, and graphic cards
that comply with the PCI Express
specifications. The following figure
shows a graphics card installed on the
PCI Express x16 slot.
A PCI Express graphics card may run only at x1 speed due to chipset
limitation. PCI Express I/O cards may only run at x8 or x4 speed.
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2.6
Jumpers
The grayed out components in the illustrations may not be present in
certain models.
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. Remove the onboard battery.
3. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the
cap on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back
to pins 1-2.
4. Re-install the battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
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Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC
jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
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CLRTC1
2 3
1 2
P5MT Series Clear RTC RAM
2-18
Normal
(Default)
Clear CMOS
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.
CPU fan pin selection (3-pin FM_CPU1, FM_CPU2)
These jumpers allow you to connect either a 3-pin or a 4-pin fan cable
plug to the CPU fan connectors (CPU_FAN1, CPU_FAN2). Set these
jumpers to pins 1-2 if you are using a 3-pin fan cable plug, or to pins
2-3 if you are using a 4-pin plug.
FM_CPU1
2 3
®
1 2
3-pin fan
4-pin fan
(Default)
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FM_CPU2
1
2
2
3
3-pin fan
4-pin fan
(Default)
P5MT Series FM CPU Setting
3.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34)
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 S4 sleep mode (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh, power
supply in reduced power mode).
USBPW12
2 3
®
1 2
+5V
(Default)
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+5VSB
USBPW34
1 2
+5V
(Default)
2 3
+5VSB
P5MT Series USB device wake-up
•
The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can
provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port; otherwise, the
system would not power up.
•
If you are using Windows 2000, you need to install Service Pack 4 to
wake up the system from S4 sleep mode.
•
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
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4.
Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up
feature. Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) to wake up the computer
when you press a key on the keyboard (the default is the Space Bar).
This feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A
on the +5VSB lead, and a corresponding setting in the BIOS.
®
KBPWR1
1 2
2 3
+5V
(Default)
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+5VSB
P5MT Series Keyboard power setting
VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_EN1)
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard ATI®
RAGE-XL PCI VGA controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the VGA
feature.
®
5.
LAN2
VGA_EN1
2
1
P5MT Series VGA setting
2-20
Enable
(Default)
3
2
Disable
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6.
Gigabit LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_EN1,
LAN_EN2)
®
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard Broadcom®
BCM5721 Gigabit LAN1 or LAN2 controller. Set to pins 1-2 to
activate the Gigabit LAN controller.
LAN2
LAN_EN1
3
2
Disable
®
P5MT Series LAN_EN1 setting
2
1
Enable
(Default)
LAN2
LAN_EN2
3
2
2
1
Enable
(Default)
Disable
P5MT Series LAN_EN2 setting
RAID controller selection (3-pin RAID_SEL1)
This jumper allows you to select the RAID configuration utility to use when
you create disk arrays. Place the jumper caps over pins 1-2 if you want to
use the LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility (default);
otherwise, place the jumper caps to pins 2-3 to use the Intel® Matrix
Storage Manager.
®
7.
LAN2
RAID_SEL1
1
2
LSI RAID ROM
(Default)
2
3
INTEL RAID ROM
P5MT Series RAID_SEL1 setting
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8.
SCSI controller setting (3-pin SCSI_EN1)
(P5MT/SCSI model only)
®
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the onboard LSI
53C1020A PCI-X SCSI controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the SCSI
feature, and support RAID configurations.
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SCSI_EN1
1 2
2 3
Enable
(Default)
Disable
P5MT Series SCSI_EN1 setting
9.
Force BIOS recovery setting (3-pin RECOVERY1)
This jumper allows you to quickly update or recover the BIOS settings
when it becomes corrupted.
To update the BIOS:
Prepare a floppy disk that contains the latest BIOS for the
motherboard (xxxx-xxx.ROM) and the AFUDOS.EXE utility.
2.
Set the jumper to pins 2-3.
3.
Insert the floppy disk then turn on the system to update the
BIOS.
4.
Shut down the system.
5.
Set the jumper back to pins 1-2.
6.
Turn on the system.
®
1.
RECOVERY1
LAN2
1
2
Normal
(Default)
2
3
BIOS recovery
P5MT Series BIOS recovery setting
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2.7
Connectors
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors
1
3
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
2
4
5
6
7
8
P S / 2 m o u s e p o r t ( g r e e n ) . This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
P a r a l l e l p o r t . This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner,
or other devices.
P S / 2 k e y b o a r d p o r t ( p u r p l e ) . This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s 1 a n d 2 . These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus
(USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
S e r i a l ( C O M 1 ) p o r tt. This 9-pin communication port is for pointing
devices or other serial devices.
V G A p o r t . This port is for a VGA monitor or other VGA-compatible
devices.
G i g a b i t L A N 1 ( R J - 4 5 ) p o r t . This ports allow Gigabit connection
to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the
table below for the LAN port LED indications.
G i g a b i t L A N 2 ( R J - 4 5 ) p o r t . This ports allow Gigabit connection
to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the
table below for the LAN port LED indications.
LAN port LED indications
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
OFF
No link
OFF
10 Mbps connection
GREEN
Linked
ORANGE 100 Mbps connection
BLINKING Data activity
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GREEN
1000 Mbps connection
ACT/LINK S P E E D
LED
LED
LAN port
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2.7.2
1.
Internal connectors
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY1)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable.
Insert one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other
end to the signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
®
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection
when using a FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
LAN2
FLOPPY1
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
P5MT Series Floppy disk drive connector
2.
Primary IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE1)
This connector is for an Ultra ATA100/66/33 signal cable. The Ultra
ATA 100/66/33 signal cable has three connectors: a blue connector for
the primary IDE connector on the motherboard, a black connector for an
Ultra ATA 100/66/33 IDE slave device (optical drive/hard disk drive),
and a gray connector for an Ultra ATA 100/66/33 IDE master device
(hard disk drive). If you install two hard disk drives, you must configure
the second drive as a slave device by setting its jumper accordingly.
Refer to the hard disk documentation for the jumper settings.
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on
the Ultra ATA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion when
you connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra ATA 100/66/33 IDE devices.
®
•
LAN2
PRI_IDE1
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
P5MT Series IDE connector
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
3.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA
hard disk drives.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 0+1, and software RAID 5 configuration using the Intel®
Matrix Storage Technology or RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 0+1
configuration using the LSI MegaRAID® utility embedded on the Intel®
ICH7R Southbridge.
These connectors are set I D E mode by default. In I D E mode, you can
connect Serial ATA boot/data hard disk drives to these connectors. If
you intend to create a Serial ATA RAID set using these connectors, set
the C o n f i g u r e S A T A a s item in the BIOS to [RAID]. See section
“4.3.4 IDE Configuration” for details.
SATA2
®
SATA4
GND
RSATA_TXP4
RSATA_TXN4
GND
RSATA_RXP4
RSATA_RXN4
GND
LAN2
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
SATA3
GND
RSATA_TXP3
RSATA_TXN3
GND
RSATA_RXP3
RSATA_RXN3
GND
SATA1
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
P5MT Series SATA connectors
Important notes on Serial ATA
•
You must install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or Windows® 2003
before using Serial ATA hard disk drives. The Serial ATA RAID
feature (RAID 0/RAID 1) is available only if you are using Windows®
2000/2003.
•
Use only two Serial ATA RAID connectors for each RAID 0 or RAID 1
set.
•
When using the connectors in I D E mode, connect the primary (boot)
hard disk drive to the SATA1 or SATA2 connector. Refer to the table
below for the recommended SATA hard disk drive connections.
Serial ATA hard disk drive connection
Connector
Setting
Use
SATA1/SATA2
Master
Boot disk
SATA3/SATA4
Slave
Data disk
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4.
Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1)
This connector supplies power to the hard disk activity LED. The read
or write activities of any device connected to the SCSI connectors or
the SATA connectors cause this LED to light up.
®
HDLED1
NC
ADD_IN_CARD_ACT#
ADD_IN_CARD_ACT#
NC
1
LAN2
P5MT Series SCSI/SATA card activity LED connector
USB connector (10-1 pin USB34)
This connector is for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to
this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back
of the system chassis. This USB connector complies with USB 2.0
specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
USB+5V
USB_P3USB_P3+
GND
NC
®
5.
LAN2
P5MT Series USB 2.0 connector
USB+5V
USB_P2USB_P2+
GND
USB34
The USB port module is purchased separately.
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6.
Ultra320 SCSI connectors (one 68-pin SCSIA1)
(P5MT/SCSI model only)
This motherboard comes with the LSI53C1020A PCI-X SCSI U320
controller that supports one 68-Pin Ultra320 SCSI connector. The SCSI
channel can support a maximum of 15 SCSI devices as specified by
Ultra320 standards.
SCSIA1
1 35
®
68-Pin Ultra320/
Ultra2-Wide SCSI Connector
LAN2
34 68
P5MT Series Onboard SCSI connectors
SCSI Connection Notes
This motherboard has a 68-Pin Ultra320 SCSI connector.
The onboard SCSI chipset incorporates an advanced multimode I/O cell
that supports both single-ended (SE), Ultra2, Ultra160, and Ultra320
devices. With Ultra320 devices, the SCSI bus platform performs at full
Ultra320 speeds (up to 320MB/s) and extended cabling 12m (or 25m
in a point-to-point configuration). When an SE device is attached, the
bus defaults to an SE speed and 1.5m cable length.
Connect SCSI devices as specified. A SCSI channel should have only one
type of SCSI standard (e.g. Ultra320, Ultra160, Ultra2, Ultra-Wide).
Mixing SCSI devices on a single channel decreases performance of the
slower device.
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7.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM2)
®
This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port
module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis. The serial port module is
purchased separately.
COM2
LAN2
PIN 1
P5MT Series
Serial port2 (COM2) connector
+5VSB
+5VSB
BMC SMBCLK
12CCLK1
PSON#
BMC_RST#
PWROK
PSONEN#
BMC connector (16-pin BMCCONN1)
This connector is for the ASUS server management card, if available.
®
8.
LAN2
+5VSB
+5VSB
BMC SMBDATA
12CDATA1
FP_PWRBTN#
BMC_PRESENT#
BMC_SMI#
GND
BMCCONN1
P5MT Series BMC connector
9.
Ambient thermal sensor (2-pin TRPWR1)
®
If you want additional thermal monitoring, connect the thermal sensor
cable with thermistor (of 1ºK or at 25ºC, B=3435) to this connector.
LAN2
GND
SYS-THEAMAL2
TRPWR1
P5MT Series TRPWR connector
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
1 0 . CPU and system fan connectors (3-pin CPU_FAN1/2,
REAR_FAN1/2, FRNT_FAN1/2)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA ~ 740 mA (8.88 W
max.) or a total of 2.1 A ~ 4.44 A (53.28 W max.) at +12V. Connect
the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure
that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the
connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors.
Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the
fan connectors!
CPU_FAN1
®
REAR_FAN1
REAR_FAN2
FANOUT4
GND
FANPWR2
CPU_FAN1
CPU_FAN2
CPU_FAN2
FANOUT4
FANPWR2
GND
FRNT_FAN1
LAN2
REAR_FAN1
Rotation
+12V
GND
FRNT_FAN1
FRNT_FAN2
Rotation
+12V
GND
FRNT_FAN2
REAR_FAN2
Rotation
+12V
GND
Rotation
+12V
GND
P5MT Series Fan connectors
1 1 . Backplane SMBus connector (6-1 pin BPSMB1)
®
This connector allows you to connect SMBus (System Management
Bus) devices. Devices communicate with an SMBus host and/or other
SMBus devices using the SMBus interface.
BPSMB1
GND
I2C_DATA
+5V
1
FANOUT
I2C_CLK
LAN2
P5MT Series SMBus connector
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1 2 . Power supply SMBus connector (5-pin PSUSMB1)
®
PSU_I2CCLK
PSU_I2CDATA
NC
GND
+3.3V Remote Sense
This connector is for the power supply SMB cable, if your power
supply supports the SMBus function.
LAN2
PSUSMB1
P5MT Series Power supply SMBus connector
1 3 . S S I power connectors (24-pin ATXPWR1, 8
8-- p i n A T X 1 2 V 2
2))
These connectors are for SSI 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.
•
Use of an SSI 12 V Specification 2.0-compliant power supply unit
(PSU) that provides a minimum power of 450 W is recommended for
a fully-configured system.
•
By default, four ATX12V2 connector pins are covered to prevent
incorrent insertion of a 4-pin ATX +12V power plug. Remove this
cover when using a PSU with an 8-pin ATX +12V power plug.
•
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin or 8-pin ATX +12 V power plug;
otherwise, the system will not boot up.
•
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.
•
You must install a PSU with a higher power rating if you intend to
install additional devices.
ATXPWR1
P5MT Series ATX power connectors
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GND
GND
GND
GND
+12V DC
+12V DC
+12V DC
+12V DC
1
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
Power OK
+5V Standby
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+3 Volts
LAN2
ATX12V2
+3 Volts
-12 Volts
Ground
PSON#
Ground
Ground
Ground
-5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
Ground
®
24-pin Power Connector
Chapter 2: Hardware information
1 4 . System panel connector (20-pin PANEL1)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
System power LED (Green 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.
•
Hard disk drive activity LED (Red 2-pin IDE_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the
HDD Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up
or flashes when data is read from or written to the HDD.
•
System warning speaker (Orange 4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning
speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and
warnings.
•
ATX power button/soft-off button
(Light Green 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.
•
Reset button (Blue 2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for
system reboot without turning off the system power.
POWERLED+
GND
POWERLEDMLED+
MLEDNC
+5V
GND
GND
SPKROUT
®
•
LAN2
P5MT Series System panel connector
NMIBTN#
GND
POWERBTN#
GND
NC
RESETBTN#
GND
HDLED+
HDLED-
PANEL1
The system panel connector is color-coded for easy connection.
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1 5 . Auxiliary panel connector (20-pin AUX_PANEL1)
This connector is for additional front panel features including front
panel SMB, locator LED and switch, chassis intrusion, and LAN LEDs.
•
Front panel SMB (6-1 pin FPSMB)
These leads connect the front panel SMBus cable.
•
LAN activity LED (2-pin LAN1_LED, LAN2_LED)
These leads are for Gigabit LAN activity LEDs on the front panel.
•
Chassis intrusion (2-pin CHASSIS)
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.
•
Locator LED (6-pin LOCATOR)
These leads are for the locator switch and LED on the front panel.
LAN2
LAN activity LED
GND
I2C_4_DATA#
+5VSB
LAN1_LINKACTLED+
LAN1_LINKACTLEDLAN2_LINKACTLEDLAN2_LINKACTLED+
NC
I2C_4_CLK#
®
Front panel SMB
P5MT Series Auxiliary panel connector
CASEOPEN
GND
LOCATORLED1+
LOCATORLED1LOCATORBTN#
GND
LOCATORLED2LOCATORLED2+
PIN1
+5VSB
AUX_PANEL1
Chassis Locator LED
intrusion and switch
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
This chapter describes the power up
sequence, and ways of shutting down
the system.
3
Powering up
Chapter summary
3
3.1
Starting up for the first time ................................................ 3-1
3.2
Powering off the computer .................................................. 3-2
ASUS P5MT Series
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 SCSI 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 withATX 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 tests or POST. While the
tests are running, the BIOS beeps (see BIOS beep codes table below)
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.
AMI BIOS beep codes
7.
Beep Description
Error
One beep
Keyboard controller error
Refresh Time error
No master drive detected
Two continuous beeps followed by
two short beeps
Floppy controller failure
Two continuous beeps followed by
four short beeps
Hardware component failure
At power on, hold down the <Delete> key to enter the BIOS Setup.
Follow the instructions in Chapter 4.
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3.2
Powering off the computer
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function
If you are using Windows® 2000:
2.
Click the S t a r t button then click S h u t D o w n . . .
Make sure that the S h u t D o w n option button is selected, then click
the O K button to shut down the computer.
3.
The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
1.
If you are using Windows® XP:
2.
Click the S t a r t button then select T u r n O f f C o m p u t e r .
Click the T u r n O f f button to shut down the computer.
3.
The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
1.
3.2.2
Using the dual function power switch
While the system is ON, pressing the power switch for less than four
seconds puts 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.
Refer to section “4.5 Power Menu” in Chapter 4 for details.
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Chapter 3: Powering up
This chapter tells how to change
the system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions
of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
4
BIOS setup
Chapter summary
4
4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS ........................................ 4-1
4.2
BIOS setup program ........................................................... 4-10
4.3
Main menu .......................................................................... 4-13
4.4
Advanced menu .................................................................. 4-18
4.5
Power menu ........................................................................ 4-28
4.6
Boot menu .......................................................................... 4-33
4.7
Exit menu ........................................................................... 4-38
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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.
2.
3.
A S U S A F U D O S (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable
floppy disk.)
A S U S C r a s h F r e e B I O S 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable
floppy disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.)
A S U S U p d a t e (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy
disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original
motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.
4.1.1
1.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click S t a r t from the Windows® desktop, then select M y
C o m p u t e rr.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click F i l e from the menu, then select F o r m a tt. A F o r m a t 3 1 / 2
F l o p p y D i s k window appears.
e. W i n d o w s® X P u s e r s : Select C r e a t e a n M S - D O S s t a r t u p
d i s k from the format options field, then click S t a r tt.
2.
Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable
floppy disk.
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4.1.2
AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment
using a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also
allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when
the BIOS fails or gets corrupted during the updating process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
•
Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at
least 1024 KB free space to save the file.
•
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS
screen displays may not be the same as shown.
1.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
2.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /o[filename]
where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than
eight alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three
alphanumeric characters for the extension name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
Main filename
3.
Extension name
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy
disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
Write to file...... ok
A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS
file.
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Chapter 4: BIOS setup
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact
BIOS filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /i[filename] /pbnc
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable
floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /iP5MT.rom
Use the appropriate BIOS file depending on your motherboard model
(e.g. P5MT.ROM or P5MTSCSI.ROM)
4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iP5MT.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent system boot failure!
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5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is
completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
A:\>afudos /iP5MT.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... done
Verifying flash .... done
Please restart your computer
A:\>
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Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to
restore the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating
process. You can update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard
support CD or the floppy disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
•
Prepare the motherboard support CD or the floppy disk containing
the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
•
Make sure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the
floppy disk according the exact name of your motherboard, e.g.
P 5 M T . R O M or P 5 M T S C S I . R O M
M.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the
corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “P5MT.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
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Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the
system.
2.
Insert the support CD to the optical drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When no floppy disk is found, the utility automatically checks the
optical drive for the original or updated BIOS file. The utility then
updates the corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
Checking for CD-ROM...
CD-ROM found!
Reading file “P5MT.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this
motherboard. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the
latest BIOS file.
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Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.1.4
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update
the motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility
allows you to:
• Save the current BIOS file
• Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
• Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
• Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
• View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network
or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
2.
3.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The D r i v e r s menu appears.
Click the U t i l i t i e s tab, then click I n s t a l l A S U S U p d a t e
VX.XX.XX
X.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
Quit all Microsoft® Windows® applications before you update the BIOS
using this utility.
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Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
4-8
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking
Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate
e. The
ASUS Update main window appears.
2.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m
t h e I n t e r n e t option from the
drop-down menu, then click
N e x tt.
3.
Select the ASUS FTP site
nearest you to avoid network
traffic, or click A u t o S e l e c tt.
Click N e x tt.
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4.
From the FTP site, select the
BIOS version that you wish to
download. Click Next.
5.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself
through the Internet. Always
update the utility to avail all
its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
2.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by
clicking S t a r t > P r o g r a m s > A S U S > A S U S U p d a t e >
ASUSUpdate
e. The ASUS Update main window appears.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m a
f i l e option from the drop-down
menu, then click N e x tt.
3.
Locate the BIOS file from the O p e n window, then click S a v e
e.
4.
Follow the screen instructions to complete the update process.
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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 “4.1 Managing and
updating your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section
explains how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change
the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can
enable the security password feature or change the power management
settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS
Setup program so that the computer can recognize these changes and
record them in the CMOS RAM of the firmware hub.
The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you
start up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to
run this program. Press <Del> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to
enter the Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctrl+Alt+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis.
You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this
last option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being
a menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus
and make your selections from the available options using the navigation
keys.
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The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most
conditions to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes
unstable after changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings
to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the L o a d
S e t u p D e f a u l t s item under the Exit Menu. See section “4.7 Exit
Menu.”
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference
purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your
screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for this motherboard.
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Main
Menu bar
Advanced
Power
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Configuration fields
General help
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Exit
[11:10:19]
[Thu 06/17/2005]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
Use [ENTER]. [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
IDE Configuration
System Information
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Sub-menu items
4.2.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Advanced
For changing the basic system configuration
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Boot
Exit
For changing the system boot configuration
For changing the advanced system settings
For selecting the exit options and loading default
settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
4.2.3
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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Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu
bar displays the specific items for
that menu. For example, selecting
M a i n shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Advanced, Power,
Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar
have their respective menu items.
4.2.5
Main
Advanced
Server
System Time
System Date
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
Exit
[11:10:19]
[Thu 06/17/2005]
Legacy Diskette A[1.44M, 3.5 in]
Use [ENTER], [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
time.
IDE Configuration
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
System Information
+F1
F10
ESC
Main menu items
Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the iteam
has a sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press
<Enter>.
4.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is userconfigurable, you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You
cannot select an item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when
selected. To change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to
display a list of options. Refer to “4.2.7 Pop-up window.”
4.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press
<Enter> to display a pop-up window
with the configuration options for
that item.
4.2.8
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side
of a menu screen when there are
items that do not fit on the screen.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys or
<Page Up> /<Page Down> keys to
display the other items on the screen.
4.2.9
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
APM Configuration
Power Management/APM
Video Power Down Mode
Hard Disk Power Down Mode
Suspend Time Out(Minute)
Throttle Slow Clock Ratio
[Enabled]
[Suspend]
[Suspend]
[Disabled]
[50%]
Power Button Function
Restore on AC Power Loss
[On/Off]
[Power Off]
Power
Power
Power
Power
Power
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
On
On
On
On
On
by PS/2 Keyboard
by PS/2 Mouse
Ring
PME#
RTC Alarm
Use [ENTER], [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
time.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Pop-up window
Scroll bar
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the
selected item.
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4.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the M a i n menu screen appears,
giving you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “4.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu
screen items and how to navigate through them.
Main
Advanced
Power
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Exit
[11:10:19]
[Thu 06/17/2005]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
Use [ENTER]. [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
IDE Configuration
System Information
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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4.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
4.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
4.3.3
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[2.88M, 3.5 in.]
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4.3.4
IDE Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for
the IDE devices installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter>
if you want to configure the item.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
IDE Configuration
Options
ATA/IDE Configuration
Legacy IDE Channels
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)
[Compatible]
[SATA Pri, PATA Sec]
:
:
:
:
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Disabled
Compatible
Enhanced
[35]
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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ATA/IDE Configuration [Compatible Mode]
Allows selection of the IDE operation mode depending on the installed
operating system (OS). Set to [Enhanced Mode] if you are using native OS,
e.g. Windows® 2000/XP. Set to [Compatible Mode] if you are using legacy
OS, e.g. Windows ME/98/NT, MS-DOS. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Compatible Mode] [Enhanced Mode]
The C o n f i g u r e S A T A a s and T h i r d I D E M a s t e r / S l a v e options
appear only when you set the ATA/IDE Configuration to
[Enhanced Mode].
Configure SATA As [IDE]
Sets the configuration for the Serial ATA connectors supported by the
Southbridge chip.
If you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as Parallel ATA
physical storage devices, set this item to [IDE].
Set this item to [RAID] if you want to create a RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID
0+1, or software RAID 5 configuration using the Intel® Matrix Storage
Manager or if you want to create a RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1
configuration using the LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility.
The AHCI allows the onboard storage driver to enable advanced Serial
ATA features that increases storage performance on random
workloads by allowing the drive to internally optimize the order of
commands.
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If you want the Serial ATA hard disk drives to use the Advanced Host
Controller Interface (AHCI), set this item to [AHCI]. For details on AHCI, go
to:
www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imst/sb/CS-012304.htm
www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imst/sb/CS-012305.htm
The SATA controller is set to Native mode when this item is set to [RAID]
or [AHCI].
Legacy IDE Channels [SATA Pri, PATA Sec]
Allows you to set Serial ATA, Parallel ATA, or both, to native mode.
Configuration options: [SATA Only] [PATA Pri, SATA Sec]
[SATA Pri, PATA Sec] [ PATA Only]
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec) [35]
Selects the time our value (in seconds) for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.
Configuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35]
4.3.5
Primary/Secondary/Third IDE Master/Slave
The BIOS automatically detects the connected 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.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
Primary IDE Master
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: ST320413A
Size
: 20.0GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
: Supported
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-5
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block(Multi-sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
SMART Monitoring
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
Select the type of
device connected to
the system.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items
(Device, Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra
DMA, and SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable.
These items show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
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Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to [Auto] allows automatic selection
of the appropriate IDE device type. Select [CDROM] if you are specifically
configuring a CD-ROM drive. Select [ARMD] (ATAPI Removable Media
Device) if your device is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive.
Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to [Auto] enables the LBA mode
if the device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously
formatted with LBA mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to [Auto], the
data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if
the device supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled],
the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0]
[SWDMA1] [SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0]
[UDMA1] [UDMA2]
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]
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4.3.6
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The
BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
AMIBIOS
Version
: 08.00.11
Build Date : 06/14/05
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Genuine Intel(R) CPU 3.20GHz
: 3200 MHz
: 1
System Memory
Total
: 1024MB
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information.
Processor
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification.
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected total system memory.
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4.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU
and other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure the MultiProcessor Table.
MPS Configuration
Remote Access Configuration
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCI/PnP
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
v02.58 (C)Copyright 1985-2004, American Megatrends, Inc.
4.4.1
MPS Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
MPS Configuration
MPS Revision
Select MPS Revision.
[1.1]
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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MPS Revision [1.4]
Allows you to select the multi-processor system version.
Configuration options: [1.1] [1.4]
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4.4.2
Remote Access Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure Remote Access type and parameters
Remote Access
[Disabled]
Serial port number
Base Address, IRQ
Serial Port Mode
Flow Control
Redirection After BIOS POST
Terminal Type
VT-UTFB Combo Key Support
Sredir Memory Display Delay
[COM1]
[3F8h, 4]
[115200 8,n,1]
[None]
[Always]
[ANSI]
[Disabled]
[No Delay]
Select Remote Access
type.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Remote Access [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable remote access.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
When the R e m o t e A c c e s s item is set to [Disabled], all other items do
not appear.
Serial port number [COM1]
Enables or disables the remote access feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Serial Port Mode [115200 8,n,1]
Sets the Serial port mode.
Configuration options: [115200 8,n,1] [57600 8,n,1] [38400 8,n,1]
[19200 8,n,1] [09600 8,n,1]
Flow Control [None]
Allows you to select the flow control for console redirection.
Configuration options: [None] [Hardware] [Software]
Redirection After BIOS POST [Always]
Sets the redirection mode after the BIOS Power-On Self-Test (POST). Some
operating systems may not work when this item is set to Always.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Boot Loader] [Always]
Terminal Type [ANSI]
Allows you to select the target terminal type.
Configuration options: [ANSI] [VT100] [VT-UTF8]
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VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support [Disabled]
Enables or disables the VT-UTF8 combo key support for ANSI or VT100
terminals. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Sredir Memory Display Delay [No Delay]
Allows you to set the delay to display the memory information.
Configuration options: [No Delay] [Delay 1 Sec] [Delay 2 Sec]
[Delay 4 Sec]
4.4.3
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure advanced CPU settings
Module Version: 3C.0B
Manufacturer: Intel
Brand String: Genuine Intel(R) CPU 3.20GHz
Frequency
: 3.40 GHz
FSB Speed
: 800 MHz
Cache L1
: 16 KB
Cache L2
: 1024 KB
Ratio Status: Unlocked (Max:17, Min:14)
Ratio Actual Value : 17
Ratio CMOS Setting:
Max CPUID Value Limit:
Hyper Threading Technology
[ 16]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Sets the ratio
between CPU Core
Clock and the FSB
Frequency.
NOTE: If an invalid
ratio is set in CMOS
then actual and
setpoint values may
differ.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Ratio CMOS Setting [16]
Sets the ratio between the CPU core clock and the Front Side Bus
frequency. The BIOS auto-detects the default value of this item. Use the
< + > or < - > keys to adjust the values. Configuration options: [ 8]...[28]
You can only adjust the R a t i o C M O S if you installed an unlocked CPU.
Refer to the CPU documentation for details.
Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
Setting this item to [Enabled] allows legacy operating systems to boot
even without support for CPUs with extended CPUID functions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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The Hyper-Threading Technology item appears only when you installed
an Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU that supports the Hyper-Threading Technology.
Hyper-Threading is not supported when you installed a dual-core CPU.
Hyper-Threading Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the processor Hyper-Threading Technology.
Refer to the Appendix for more information on the Hyper-Threading
Technology. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when you installed an Intel® Pentium® 4
dual-core CPU.
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
When this item is set to [Disabled], the BIOS forces the XD feature flag to
always return to (0). Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
C1E Support [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the BIOS will automatically check the CPU’s
capability to enable the C1E support. In C1E mode, the CPU power
consumption is lower when idle. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Single Logical Processor Mode [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the single logical processor mode for
dual-core CPUs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel(R) SpeedStep Technology [Automatic]
Allows you to use the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology. When set to
[Automatic], you can adjust the system power settings in the operating
system to use the EIST feature.
Set this item to [Disabled] if you do not want to use the EIST.
Configuration options: [Automatic] [Disabled]
•
Refer to the Appendix for details on how to use the EIST feature.
•
The motherboard comes with a BIOS file that supports EIST.
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4.4.4
Chipset Configuration
The Chipset Configuration menu allows you to change the advanced chipset
settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced Chipset Settings
Configure North Bridge
features.
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
North Bridge Configuration
South Bridge Configuration
Intel PCI-X Hub Configuration
Onboard Serial-ATA Boot ROM
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Onboard Serial-ATA Boot ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the option ROM in the onboard Serial-ATA
controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the option ROM in the onboard LAN
controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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NorthBridge Configuration
The NorthBridge Configuration menu allows you to change the Northbridge
related settings.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
North Bridge Chipset Configuration
Memory Remap Feature
[Enabled]
DRAM Frequency
[Auto]
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
Boots Graphic Adapter Priority [PEG/PCI]
PEG Port Configuration
PEG Port
ENABLE: Allow
remapping of
overlapped PCI memory
above the total
physical memory.
DISABLE: Do not allow
remapping of memory.
[Auto]
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Memory Remap Feature [Enabled]
Allows you to remap the overlap PCI memory over the total physical
memory. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the DDR operating frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [533 MHz] [667 Mhz]
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
When this item is enabled, the DRAM timing parameters are set according
to the DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect). When disabled, you can
manually set the DRAM timing parameters through the DRAM sub-items.
The following sub-items appear when this item is Disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DRAM CAS# Latency [5 Clocks]
Controls the latency between the SDRAM read command and the time
the data actually becomes available.
Configuration options: [5] [4] [3]
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [6 DRAM Clocks]
Controls the latency between the DDR SDRAM active command and
the read/write command. Configuration options: [2 DRAM Clocks]
[3 DRAM Clocks] [4 DRAM Clocks] [5 DRAM Clocks] [6 DRAM Clocks]
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DRAM RAS# Precharge [6 DRAM Clocks]
Controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to the DDR
SDRAM. Configuration options: [2 DRAM Clocks] [3 DRAM Clocks]
[4 DRAM Clocks] [5 DRAM Clocks] [6 DRAM Clocks]
DRAM RAS# Activate to Precharge [15 DRAM Clocks]
Configuration options: [4 DRAM Clocks] [5 DRAM Clocks] ~
[15 DRAM Clocks]
Boots Graphic Adapter Priority [PEG/PCI]
Allows selection of the graphics controller to use as primary boot device.
Configuration options: [PCI/PEG] [PEG/PCI]
PEG Port Configuration
PEG Port [Auto]
Allows you to set or disable the PCI Express Graphic port.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
SouthBridge Configuration
The SouthBridge Configuration menu allows you to change the Southbridge
related settings.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
South Bridge Chipset Configuration
USB Functions
USB 2.0 Controller
[4 USB Ports]
[Enabled]
PCIE Ports Configuration
PCI Express Port 0
PCI Express Port 4
PCI Express Port 5
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Options
Disabled
2 USB Ports
4 USB Ports
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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USB Function [4 USB Ports]
Allows you to enable a specific number of USB ports, or disable the USB
function. Configuration options: [Disabled] [2 USB Ports] [4 USB Ports]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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PCIE Port Configuration
PCI Express Port 0 [Auto]
Allows you to set or disable the PCI Express Port 0.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
PCI Express Port 4 [Auto]
Allows you to set or disable the PCI Express Port 4.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
PCI Express Port 5 [Auto]
Allows you to set or disable the PCI Express Port 5.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
Intel PCI-X Hub Configuration
The Intel PCI-X Hub Configuration menu allows you to change the Intel PCI
Express controller related settings.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure advanced settings for PCI-X Hub
I/O Port Decode
VGA 16-Bit Decode
Select the decode
range for IO.
[4K Decode]
[Enabled]
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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I/O Port Decode [4K Decode]
Allows you to set the decode range for the I/O controller.
Configuration options: [4K Decode] [1K Decode]
VGA 16-Bit Decode [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the decode for the VGA controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Onboard Devices Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Allows BIOS to Enable
or Disable Floppy
Controller
Configure W83627EHF-A Super IO Chipset
Onboard Floppy Controller
Serial Port1 Address
Serial Port2 Address
Serial Port2 Mode
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
Parallel Port IRQ
[Enabled]
[3F8/IRQ4]
[2F8/IRQ3]
[Normal]
[378]
[Normal]
[IRQ7]
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Onboard Floppy Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable the onboard floppy disk drive controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Serial Port2 Address [2F8/IRQ3]
Allows you to select the Serial Port2 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Serial Port2 Mode [Normal]
Allows you to select the Serial Port2 mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [IrDA] [ASK IR]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC]
Parallel Port Mode [Normal]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [Bi-directional] [EPP] [ECP]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Allows you to specify the Parallel Port IRQ.
Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
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4.4.6
PCI/PnP Configuration
The PCI/PnP Configuration menu items allow you to change the advanced
settings for PCI/PnP devices. The menu includes setting the IRQ and DMA
channel resources for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the
memory size block for legacy ISA devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction!
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
Plug and Play OS
PCI Latency Timer
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
Pallete Snooping
[No]
[64]
[Yes]
[Disabled]
IRQ3 assigned to
IRQ4 assigned to
IRQ5 assigned to
IRQ7 assigned to
IRQ9 assigned to
IRQ10 assigned to
IRQ11 assigned to
IRQ14 assigned to
IRQ15 assigned to
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
NO: Lets the BIOS
configure all the
devices int he system.
YES: Lets the
operating system
configure Plug and
Play (PnP) devices not
required for boot if
your system has a Plug
ans Play operating
system.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Plug And Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set
to [Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating
system configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device
latency timer register. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160]
[192] [224] [248]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card
requests for an IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the
PCI VGA card even if requested. Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the pallete snooping feature informs the PCI
devices that an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the
latter can function correctly. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IRQXX assigned to [PCI Device]
When set to [PCI Device], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP
devices. When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy devices.
Configuration options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]
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4.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the ACPI and
Advanced Power Management (APM) features. Select an item then press
<Enter> to display the configuration options.
Main
Advanced
Power
ACPI APIC Support
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Exit
[Enabled]
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
Include ACPI APIC
table pointer to RSDT
pointer list.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) support in the Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
(ASIC). When set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the
RSDT pointer list. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.5.1
APM Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Power
APM Configuration
Power Management/APM
Video Power Down Mode
Hard Disk Power Down Mode
Standby Time Out
Suspend Time Out
Throttle Slow Clock Ratio
System Thermal
Power Button Mode
Restore on AC Power Loss
Resume On Ring
Resume On LAN
Resume On PME#
Resume On RTC Alarm
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard
Power On By PS/2 Mouse
Enable or disable APM.
[Enabled]
[Suspend]
[Suspend]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[50%]
[Disabled]
[On/Off]
[Last State]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Power Management [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the motherboard Advance Power
Management (APM) feature. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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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 select the hard disk power down mode
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Standby] [Suspend]
Suspend Time Out (Minute) [Disabled]
Allows you to select the specified time at which the system goes on
suspend mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [1 Min] [2 Min] [4 Min]
[8 Min] [10 Min] [20 Min] [30 Min] [40 Min] [50 Min] [60 Min]
Throttle Slow Clock Ratio [50%]
Allows you to select duty cycle in throttle mode.
Configuration options: [87.5%] [75.0%] [62.5%] [50.0%] [37.5%]
[25.0%] [12.5%]
System Thermal [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the system thermal control feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The T h e r m a l A c t i v e T e m p e r a t u r e and T h e r m a l S l o w C l o c k
R a t i o items appear only when the S y s t e m T h e r m a l item is set to
Enabled.
Thermal Active Temperature [60ºC/140ºF]
Allows you to specify the system thermal control activating temperature.
Configuration options: [40ºC/104ºF] [45ºC/1113ºF] [50ºC/122ºF]
[55ºC/131ºF] [60ºC/140ºF] [65ºC/149ºF] [70ºC/158ºF] [75ºC/167ºF]
Thermal Slow Clock Ratio [50%]
Allows you to select the duty cycle in throttle when a thermal override
condition occurs. Configuration options: [87.5%] [75.0%] [62.5%] [50%]
[37.5%] [25%] [12.5%]
Power Button Mode [On/Off]
Allows the system to go into On/Off mode or suspend mode when the
power button is pressed. Configuration options: [On/Off] [Suspend]
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Restore on 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 goes on after an AC power loss.
When set to Last State, the system goes into either off or on state,
whatever the system state was before the AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Resume On Ring [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system enables the RI to generate a wake
event while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Resume On LAN [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system enables the LAN to generate a wake
event while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Resume On PME# [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system enables the PME to generate a wake
event while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Resume On RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear when the P o w e r O n R T C A l a r m item is
set to Enabled.
RTC Alarm Date (Days)
To set the alarm date, highlight this item and press the <+> or <->
key to make the selection. Configuration options: [Everyday] [1] [2]
[3]... ~ [31]
System Time
To set the alarm hour, highlight this item and press the <+> or <->
key to make the selection. Configuration options: [00] [1]... ~ [23]
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Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to use specific keys on the keyboard to turn on the system.
This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the
+5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse
to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that
provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
4.5.2
Hardware Monitor
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Power
Hardware Monitor
CPU1 Temperature.
CPU1 Temperature
MB Temperature
CPU Fan1 Speed
CPU Fan2 Speed
Front Fan1 Speed
Front Fan2 Speed
Rear Fan1 Speed
Rear Fan2 Speed
[49ºC/120ºF]
[39ºC/102ºF]
[5038RPM]
[5045RPM]
[N/A]
[N/A]
[N/A]
[N/A]
Smart Fan Control
CPU1 Temperature
MB Temperature
[Enabled]
[60]
[50]
VCORE1 Voltage
[
VCORE2 Voltage
[
3.3V Voltage
[
5V Voltage
[
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Select Item
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F10 Save and Exit
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1.258V]
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Use the down arrow key to display additional items.
5VSB Voltage
VBAT Voltage
12V Voltage
[ 4.980V]
[ 3.088V]
[11.749V]
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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CPU1 Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
motherboard and CPU temperatures. Select [Disabled] if you do not wish to
display the detected temperatures.
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CPU Fan1/2 Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
Front Fan1/2 Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
Rear Fan1/2 Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU,
front, and rear fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If a fan is not
connected to the connector on the motherboard, the field shows N/A.
Smart Fan Control [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature that smartly
adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The C P U 1 T e m p e r a t u r e and M B T e m p e r a t u r e items do not
appear when you disable the S m a r t F a n C o n t r o l feature.
CPU1 Temperature [XXX]
MB Temperature [XXX]
Displays the detected CPU and system threshold temperatures when the
Smart Fan Control feature is enabled.
VCORE1 Voltage, VCORE2 Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V
Voltage, 5VSB Voltage, VBAT Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage outputs
through the onboard voltage regulators.
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4.6
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.
Main
Advanced
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Exit
Boot Settings
Specifies the Boot
Device Priority
sequence.
Boot Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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4.6.1
Boot Device Priority
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Device Priority
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Boot
Boot
Boot
Boot
Boot
Device
Device
Device
Device
Device
[ATAPI CD-ROM]
[1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
[Hard Drive]
[Network: MBA v7.7.5]
[Network: MBA v7.7.5]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
A device enclosed in
parenthesis has been
disabled in the
corresponding menu.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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1st Boot Device [ATAPI CD-ROM]
2nd Boot Device [1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
3rd Boot Device [Hard Drive]
4th Boot Device [Network: MBA v7.7.5]
5th Boot Device [Network: MBA v7.7.5]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available
devices. Configuration options: [1st FLOPPY DRIVE] [ATAPI CD-ROM]
[Hard Drive] [Network: MBA v7.7.5 Slot 0400] [Network: MBA v7.7.5 Slot
0300] [Disabled]
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4.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Full Screen Logo
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Interrupt 19 Capture
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[On]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Specifies the boot
llows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST)
while booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set
to [Disabled], BIOS performs all the POST items.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when
error occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run
Setup” during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap
Interrupt 19. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.6.3
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disable password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d.
After you set a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
To set or change a supervisor password:
2.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item, then press <Enter>.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six
letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
1.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you successfully set your
password.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a
user password.
To clear the supervisor password:
Select the Change Supervisor Password then press <Enter>. The
message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS
Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “2.6 Jumpers” for information
on how to erase the RTC RAM.
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After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow
you to change other security settings.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disable password.
[Full Access]
[Setup]
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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User Access Level [Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
N o A c c e s s prevents user access to the Setup utility.
V i e w O n l y allows access but does not allow change to any field.
L i m i t e d allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and
Time.
F u l l A c c e s s allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup
utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The U s e r P a s s w o r d
item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d. After you set
a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
To set a user password:
1.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at
least six letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
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Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the
Setup utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both
when accessing Setup and booting the system.
Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
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4.7
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.
Main
Advanced
Security
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Exit
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
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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If you made changes to any of the settings in the menus, pressing <Esc>
does not immediately exit this menu. A confirmation window appears
and prompts you to either save your changes or cancel the command.
Select one of the options from this menu to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Select this option then press <Enter>, or simply press <F10>, to save your
changes to CMOS before exiting the Setup utility.
When a confirmation window appears, select [OK] then press <Enter> to
save your changes and exit Setup. If you wish to cancel the command,
select [Cancel] then press <Enter> to return to the Exit menu.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option then press <Enter> to exit the Setup utility without
saving your changes.
When a confirmation window appears, select [OK] then press <Enter> to
discard your changes and exit Setup. If you wish to cancel the command,
select [Cancel] then press <Enter> to return to the Exit menu.
Discard Changes
Select this option then press <Enter> to discard the changes that you
made, and restore the previously saved settings.
When a confirmation window appears, select [OK] then press <Enter> to
discard the changes, and load the previously saved settings. If you wish to
cancel the command, select [Cancel] then press <Enter> to return to the
Exit menu.
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Load Setup Defaults
Select this option then press <Enter> to load the optimized settings for
each of the Setup menu items.
When a confirmation window appears, select [OK] then press <Enter> to
load the default settings. If you wish to cancel the command, select
[Cancel] then press <Enter> to return to the Exit menu.
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This chapter provides instructions for
setting up, creating, and configuring
RAID sets using the available utilities.
5
RAID
configuration
Chapter summary
5
5.1
Setting up RAID .................................................................... 5-1
5.2
LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility ...................... 5-4
5.3
Global Array Manager ......................................................... 5-30
5.4
LSI Logic Configuration Utility ............................................ 5-31
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5.1
Setting up RAID
The motherboard comes with the following RAID solutions:
P5MT model
• LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID technology embedded in the
Intel® ICH7R Southbridge supports up to two SATA hard disk drives and
RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 10 configurations.
P5MT/SCSI model
• LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID
• LSI53C1020A PCI-X SCSI controller supports SCSI hard disk
drives and RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1-E configurations.
5.1.1
RAID definitions
R A I D 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 1
1-- E (Enhanced RAID 1) has a striped layout with each stripe unit
having a secondary (or alternate) copy stored on a different disk. You can
use three or more hard disk drives for this configuration.
R A I D 0 + 1 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity
(redundancy data) having to be calculated and written. With the RAID 0+1
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.
J B O D (Spanning) stands for J u s t a B u n c h o f D i s k s and refers to hard
disk drives that are not yet configured as a RAID set. This configuration
stores the same data redundantly on multiple disks that appear as a single
disk on the operating system. Spanning does not deliver any advantage
over using separate disks independently and does not provide fault
tolerance or other RAID performance benefits.
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 CD to a
floppy disk before you install an operating system to the selected hard
disk drive. Refer to Chapter 6 for details.
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5.1.2
Installing hard disk drives
The motherboard supports Serial ATA (both models) and SCSI hard disk
drives (P5MT/SCSI model only) 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.
To install the SCSI hard disks for RAID configuration:
1.
Install the SCSI hard disks into the drive bays following the
instructions in the system user guide.
2.
Connect the SCSI interface cable connectors at the back of the SCSI
drives.
3.
Connect the other end of the SCSI interface cable to the SCSI
connector on the motherboard.
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 the Intel® ICH7R Southbridge chip. To do this:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
Go to the M a i n M e n u
u, select I D E C o n f i g u r a t i o n
n, then press
<Enter>.
Set the A T A / I D E C o n f i g u r a t i o n item to [Enhanced Mode], then
press <Enter>.
Set the C o n f i g u r e S A T A A s item to [RAID].
Save your changes, then exit the BIOS Setup.
Refer to Chapter 4 for details on entering and navigating through the
BIOS Setup.
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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
L S I L o g i c E m b e d d e d S A T A R A I D S e t u p U t i l i t y if you installed
SATA hard disk drives on the SATA connectors supported by the Intel®
ICH7R Southbridge and/or the L S I L o g i c C o n f i g u r a t i o n U t i l i t y if you
installed SCSI hard disk drives to the SCSI connector(s) supported by the
LSI53C1020A PCI-X SCSI controller (P5MT/SCSI model only). Refer to the
succeeding sections for details on how to use each RAID configuration
utility.
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5.2
LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID
Setup Utility
The LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup 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 ICH7R Southbridge chip.
To enter the LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility:
1.
Turn on the system after installing all the SATA hard disk drives.
2.
During POST, the LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility
automatically detects the installed SATA hard disk drives and displays
any existing RAID set(s). Press <Ctrl> + <M> to enter the utility.
The LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID auto configures to RAID 1 when the
SATA to RAID Mode is enabled.
3.
The utility main window appears. Use the arrow keys to select an
option from the M a n a g e m e n t M e n u
u, 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 or RAID 1 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 logical drives of a created RAID
set
Objects
Allows you to initialize logical drives or change the logical
drive parameters
Rebuild
Allows you to rebuild failed drives
Check Consistency
Allows you to check the data consistency of the logical
drives of a created RAID set
5.2.1
Creating a RAID 0 or RAID 1 set
The LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility allows you to create a
RAID 0 or RAID 1 set using two types of configurations: E a s y and N e w
w.
In E a s y C o n f i g u r a t i o n
n, the logical drive parameters are set
automatically including the size and stripe size (RAID 1 only).
In N e w C o n f i g u r a t i o n
n, you manually set the logical drive parameters and
assign the set size and stripe size (RAID 1 only).
Using Easy Configuration
To create a RAID set using the E a s y C o n f i g u r a t i o n option:
1.
2.
From the utility main menu, highlight C o n f i g u r e
e, then press <Enter>.
Use the arrow keys to select Easy Configuration
Configuration, then press <Enter>.
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3.
The A R R A Y S E L E C T I O N M E N U displays the available drives
connected to the SATA ports. Select the drives you want to include in
the RAID set, then press <SpaceBar>. When selected, the drive
indicator changes from R E A D Y to ONLIN A[X]-[Y]
A[X]-[Y], where X is the
array number, and Y is the drive number.
The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of
the screen.
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Select all the drives required for the RAID set, then press <Enter>.
The configurable array appears on screen.
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5.
Press <F10>, select the configurable array, then press <SpaceBar>.
The logical drive information appears including a Logical Drive menu
that allows you to change the logical drive parameters.
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6.
Select R A I D from the L o g i c a l D r i v e menu, then press <Enter>.
7.
Select the RAID level from the menu, then press <Enter>.
You need at least two identical hard disk drives when creating a RAID 1 set.
8.
When creating a RAID 1 set, select S t r i p e S i z e from the L o g i c a l
D r i v e menu, then press <Enter>.
When creating a RAID 0 set, proceed to step 10.
9.
Key-in the stripe size, then press <Enter>.
For server systems, we recommend that you use a lower array block size.
For multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing,
we recommend a higher array block size for optimum performance.
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10. When finished setting the selected logical drive configuration, select
A c c e p t from the menu, then press <Enter>.
11. When finished setting the selected logical drive configuration, select
A c c e p t from the menu, then press <Enter>.
12. Follow steps 5 to 10 to configure additional logical drives.
13. When prompted, save the configuration, then press <Esc> to return to
the Management Menu.
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Using New Configuration
When a RAID set is already existing, using the N e w C o n f i g u r a t i o n
command erases the existing RAID configuration data. If you do not want
to delete the existing RAID set, use the V i e w / A d d C o n f i g u r a t i o n
command to view or create another RAID configuration.
To create a RAID set using the N e w C o n f i g u r a t i o n option:
1.
2.
3.
From the utility main menu, highlight C o n f i g u r e
e, then press <Enter>.
Use the arrow keys to select N e w C o n f i g u r a t i o n
n, then press
<Enter>.
4.
Follow steps 3 to 7 of the previous section.
Select S i z e from the L o g i c a l D r i v e menu, then press <Enter>.
5.
Key-in the desired logical drive size, then press <Enter>.
6.
Follow steps 8 to 13 of the previous section to create the RAID set.
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Creating a RAID 10 set
You can create a RAID 10 set using four identical hard disk drives.
To create a RAID 10 set using the E a s y C o n f i g u r a t i o n option:
1.
2.
3.
From the utility main menu, highlight C o n f i g u r e
e, then press <Enter>.
Use the arrow keys to select Easy Configuration
Configuration, then press <Enter>.
The A R R A Y S E L E C T I O N M E N U displays the available drives
connected to the SATA ports. Select the drive(s) you want to include
in the RAID set, then press <SpaceBar>. When selected, the drive
indicator changes from R E A D Y to ONLIN A[X]-[Y]
A[X]-[Y], where X is the
array number, and Y is the drive number.
The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of
the screen.
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4.
Select all the drives required for the RAID 10 set, then press <Enter>.
The configurable array appears on screen.
5.
Press <F10>, select the configurable array, then press <SpaceBar>.
The logical drive information appears including a Logical Drive menu
that allows you to change the logical drive parameters.
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6.
Select R A I D from the L o g i c a l D r i v e menu, then press <Enter>.
7.
Select RAID 10 from the menu, then press <Enter>.
You need at least four identical hard disk drives when creating a RAID 10 set.
8.
Select S t r i p e S i z e from the L o g i c a l D r i v e menu, then press
<Enter>.
9.
Key-in the stripe size, then press <Enter>.
For server systems, we recommend that you use a lower array block size.
For multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing,
we recommend a higher array block size for optimum performance.
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10. When finished setting the selected logical drive configuration, select
A c c e p t from the menu, then press <Enter>.
11. When prompted, save the configuration, then press <Esc> to return to
the Management Menu.
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Adding or viewing a RAID configuration
You can add a new RAID configuration or view an existing configuration
using the V i e w / A d d C o n f i g u r a t i o n command.
Adding a new RAID configuration
To add a new RAID configuration:
1.
2.
3.
From the Management Menu, highlight C o n f i g u r e
e, then press <Enter>.
Use the arrow keys to select V i e w / A d d C o n f i g u r a t i o n
n, then press
<Enter>.
The A R R A Y S E L E C T I O N M E N U displays the available drives
connected to the SATA ports. Select the drive(s) you want to include
in the RAID set, then press <SpaceBar>. When selected, the drive
indicator changes from R E A D Y to ONLIN A[X]-[Y]
A[X]-[Y], where X is the
array number, and Y is the drive number.
The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of
the screen.
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4.
Select all the drives required for the RAID set, then press <Enter>. The
configurable array appears on screen.
5.
Press <F10>, select the configurable array, then press <SpaceBar>.
The logical drive information appears including a Logical Drive menu
that allows you to change the logical drive parameters.
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7.
Follow steps 6 to 7 of the C r e a t i n g a R A I D s e t : U s i n g E a s y
C o n f i g u r a t i o n section.
Select S i z e from the L o g i c a l D r i v e menu, then press <Enter>.
8.
Key-in the desired logical drive size, then press <Enter>.
9.
Follow steps 8 to 13 of the C r e a t i n g a R A I D s e t : U s i n g E a s y
C o n f i g u r a t i o n section to add the new RAID configuration.
6.
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5.2.4
Initializing the logical drives
After creating the RAID set(s), you must initialize the logical drives. You
may initialize the logical drives of a RAID set(s) using the I n i t i a l i z e or
O b j e c t s command on the Management Menu.
Using the Initialize command
To initialize the logical drive using the I n i t i a l i z e command:
1.
From the Management Menu, highlight I n i t i a l i z e
e, then press <Enter>.
2.
The screen displays the available RAID set(s) and prompts you to
select the logical drive to initialize. Use the arrow keys to select the
logical drive from the L o g i c a l D r i v e selection, then press <Enter>.
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3.
When prompted, press the <SpaceBar> to select Y e s from the
I n i t i a l i z e ? dialog box, then press <Enter>. You may also press
<F10> to initialize the drive without confirmation.
Initializing a logical drive(s) erases all data on the drive.
4.
A progress bar appears on screen. If desired, press <Esc> to abort
initialization.
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5.
When initialization is completed, press <Esc>.
Using the Objects command
To initialize the logical drives using the O b j e c t s command:
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2.
Select L o g i c a l D r i v e from the O b j e c t s sub-menu, then press
<Enter>.
3.
Select the logical drive to initialize from the L o g i c a l D r i v e s
sub-menu, then press <Enter>.
4.
Select Initialize from the pop-up menu, then press <Enter> to start
initialization.
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5.
When prompted, press the <SpaceBar> to select Y e s from the
I n i t i a l i z e ? dialog box, then press <Enter>. You may also press
<F10> to initialize the drive without confirmation.
6.
A progress bar appears on screen. If desired, press <Esc> to abort
initialization.
7.
When initialization is completed, press <Esc>.
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5.2.5
Rebuilding failed drives
You can manually rebuild failed hard disk drives using the R e b u i l d
command in the Management Menu.
To rebuild a failed hard disk drive:
1.
From the Management Menu, highlight R e b u i l d
d, then press <Enter>.
2.
The P H Y S I C A L D R I V E S S E L E C T I O N M E N U displays the available
drives connected to the SATA ports. Select the drive you want to
rebuild, then press <SpaceBar>.
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3.
After selecting the drive to rebuild, press <F10>. The indicator for the
selected drive now shows R B L D
D.
4.
When prompted, press <Y> to to rebuild the drive.
5.
When rebuild is complete, press any key to continue.
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5.2.6
Checking the drives for data consistency
You can check and verify the accuracy of data redundancy in the selected
logical drive. The utility can automatically detect and/or detect and correct
any differences in data redundancy depending on the selected option in the
O b j e c t s > A d a p t e r menu.
The Check Consistency command is available only for logical drives
included in a RAID 1 set.
Using the Check Consistency
To check data consistency using the C h e c k C o n s i s t e n c y command:
1.
From the Management Menu, select C h e c k C o n s i s t e n c y
y, then press
<Enter>.
2.
The screen displays the available RAID set(s) and prompts you to
select the logical drive to check. Use the arrow keys to select the
logical drive from the L o g i c a l D r i v e selection, then press <Enter>.
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3.
When prompted, press the <SpaceBar> to select Y e s from the
C o n s i s t e n c y C h e c k dialog box, then press <Enter>. You may also
press <F10> to check the drive consistency.
A progress bar appears on screen.
4.
While checking the disk consistency, press <Esc> to display the
following options.
• Stop
- Stops the consistency check. The utility stores the
percentage of disk checked, When you restart
checking, it continues from the last percentage
completed rather than from zero percent.
• Continue - Continues the consistency check.
• Abort
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- 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 O b j e c t s command:
3.
From the Management Menu, select O b j e c t ss, then select L o g i c a l
D r i v e from the menu.
Use the arrow keys to select the logical drive you want to check, then
press <Enter>.
Select Check Consistency from the pop-up menu, then press <Enter>.
4.
When prompted, press <Y> to to check the drive.
5.
When checking is complete, press any key to continue.
1.
2.
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Deleting a RAID configuration
To delete a RAID configuration:
1.
From the Management Menu, select C o n f i g u r e > C l e a r
Configuration
n, then press <Enter>.
2.
When prompted, press the <SpaceBar> to select Y e s from the C l e a r
C o n f i g u r a t i o n ? dialog box, then press <Enter>.
The utility clears the current array.
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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. Refer to the C r e a t i n g a R A I D s e t : U s i n g
N e w C o n f i g u r a t i o n section for details.
To select the boot drive from a RAID set:
1.
From the Management Menu, select C o n f i g u r e > S e l e c t B o o t
Drive
e, then press <Enter>.
2.
When prompted, press the <SpaceBar> to select the bootable logical
drive from the list, then press <Enter>.
3.
The logical drive is selected as boot drive. Press any key to continue.
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5.2.9
Enabling the WriteCache
You may enable the RAID controller’s W r i t e C a c h e option 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.
To enable WriteCache:
1.
2.
3.
From the Management Menu, select O b j e c t s > A d a p t e rr, then press
<Enter> to display the adapter properties.
Select W r i t e C a c h e
e, then press <Enter> to turn the option O n
(enabled).
When finished, press any key to continue.
5.3
Global Array Manager
You may also create a RAID set(s) in Windows® operating environment
using the Global Array Manager (GAM) application. The GAM application is
available from the motherboard support CD.
Refer to the GAM user guide in the motherboard support CD for details.
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5.4
LSI Logic Configuration Utility
The LSI Logic Configuration Utility allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1, and
RAID-1E from SCSI hard disk drives connected to the SCSI connectors
supported by the LSI53C1020A PCI-X SCSI controller.
To enter the LSI Logic Configuration Utility:
1.
Turn on the system after installing all the SATA hard disk drives.
2.
During POST, Press <Ctrl> + <C> to enter the LSI Logic Configuration
Utility.
The LSI Logic Configuration Utility main menu appears.
The LSI Logic Configuration Utility has two tabbed menus that you can
select by pressing <F2>. Refer to the next section for details.
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5.4.1
Boot Adapter List
The B o o t A d a p t e r L i s t tab allows you to select and configure the SCSI
controller, create arrays, and arrange the sequence of available boot
adapters.
Changing the adapter boot sequence
To change the adapter boot sequence:
1.
2.
Property
Description
Adapter
Identifies the specific family of LSI Logic Host Adapters.
PCI Bus
Identifies the PCI Bus number assigned by the system BIOS to an
adapter (range 0x00 - 0xFF, 0 - 255 decimal).
Dev/Func
Identifies the PCI Device/Function assigned by the system BIOS
to the selected adapter.
Boot Order
Identifies the relative boot order (0 to 3) of an adapter. The
Fusion-MPT SCSI BIOS traverses up to four adapters in the
specified order in search of bootable media. Access the “Boot
Adapter List” Menu to modify this item.
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Select the adapter from the list (1020/1030), then press <Insert>.
The screen displays the selected adapter’s properties. Refer to the
table below for a description of the properties.
Move the selection to the B o o t O r d e r column, then press the <+>
or <-> key to adjust the adapter boot sequence.
When finished, press <Enter> to open the A d a p t e r P r o p e r t i e s
screen; otherwise, press <Esc> to exit the utility.
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Global Properties
The G l o b a l P r o p e r t i e s tab allows you to configure the general adapter
properties. To access the general properties screen, select the adapter
from the list, then press <Enter>.
Changing the general adapter properties
To change the general adapter properties:
1.
Select an item from the Global Properties screen, then press <+> or
<-> change the value.
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
This option specifies whether to pause for user acknowledgement
after displaying an alert message during boot. If you want the user to
press any key after displaying the alert message, set this item to
[Yes]. Set this item to [No] to continue the boot after displaying the
alert message.
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Boot Information Display Mode
Allows you to specify the amount of displayed information for the
adapters and devices during POST. To display minimum information,
set this item to [Terse]. To display detailed information, select
[Verbose]
Negotiate with devices
Sets the default value for synchronous and wide negotiations with
specified devices. Configuration options: [All] [None] [Supported].
Video Mode
Specifies the default video mode for the Configuration Utility. You can
set the Video Mode to [Color] or [Monochrome]. Set this item to
[Monochrome] for better screen readability when using a monochrome
monitor.
Support Interrupt
Allows you to prevent a hook on INT40, if required.
Disable Integrated RAID
Allows you to disable bus scan search for RAID member devices. This
item also allows you to disable configuration of RAID arrays in the
BIOS.
<Restore Defaults>
Allows you to load the default settings. Select this item, then press
<Enter> to revert to the default settings.
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Adapter Properties
The A d a p t e r P r o p e r t i e s page allows you to configure the device and
RAID properties. To access the adapter properties screen, select the
adapter from the Boot Adapter List, then press <Enter>.
The A d a p t e r P r o p e r t i e s page appears.
The A d a p t e r P r o p e r t i e s page allows you to go to the D e v i c e
P r o p e r t i e s page or the R A I D P r o p e r t i e s page. Refer to the
corresponding sections for details.
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Changing the adapter properties
To change the adapter properties, select an item from the Global
Properties screen, then press <+> or <-> change the value. Refer to the
items description below.
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
This option specifies whether to pause for user acknowledgement
after displaying an alert message during boot. If you want the user to
press any key after displaying the alert message, set this item to
[Yes]. Set this item to [No] to continue the boot after displaying the
alert message.
<Device Properties>
Allows you to view and modify the device properties. Press <Enter> to
display the D e v i c e P r o p e r t i e s page.
<RAID Properties>
Allows you to view, create, delete, and/or configure RAID arrays. Press
<Enter> to display the R A I D P r o p e r t i e s page.
<Synchronize Whole Mirror>
Allows you to copy the data from the mirrored array primary copy to
the secondary copy.
Host SCSI ID
Indicates the SCSI identifier of an adapter [0-7] or [0-15]. It is
recommended to set this item to the highest priority SCSI identifier,
which is 7.
8-bit SCSI devices can not see identifiers greater than 7.
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SCSI Bus Scan Order
Indicates the order in which to scan SCSI identifiers on an adapter.
Changing this item will affect drive letter assignment(s) if more than
one device is attached to an adapter.
Changing this item may conflict with an operating system that
automatically assigns drive order.
Removable Media Support
Allows you to specify the removable media support option for an
adapter. Select [None] to disable removable media support whether
the drive is selected as first (BBS), or is first in the scan order (nonBBS). Set this item to [Boot Drive Only] to enable removable media
support for a removable hard drive if it is first in the scan order. Select
[With Media Installed] to enable support for removable media
regardless of the drive ordering.
CHS Mapping
Defines how the Cylinder Head Sector values are mapped into a disk
without pre-existing partition information. CHS Mapping allows either
S C S I P l u g a n d P l a y M a p p i n g (default value) or A l t e r n a t e C H S
Mapping
g.
SCSI Plug and Play Mapping automatically determines the most
efficient and compatible mapping.
Alternate CHS Mapping uses an alternate, possibly less efficient
mapping that may be required if a device is moved between adapters
from different vendors.
These options has no effect after a disk has been partitioned using the
FDISK command. To change the CHS Mapping on a partitioned disk, use
FDISK command to delete all partitions, then reboot the system to clear
memory. If not, the old partitioning data will be reused, thus nullifying
the previous operation.
Ensure that the correct disk is the target of an FDISK command.
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Spinup Delay (Secs)
Determines the waiting time (in seconds) between spinups of devices
attached to an adapter. Staggered spinups will balance the total
electrical current load on the system during boot. The default value is
2 seconds. Configuration options: 1 ~ 10 seconds
Secondary Cluster Server
Specifies whether an adapter has one or more devices that are
attached or are shared with another adapter(s). When you set this
option to [Yes] the Fusion-MPT PCI SCSI BIOS avoids SCSI Bus resets
as much as possible when two or more devices are shared with the
other adapter.
This option allows you to enable an adapter to join a cluster of
adapters without doing any SCSI bus resets. This is a requirement for
the Microsoft Cluster Server. The default value is [No].
Termination Control
Indicates whether an adapter has automatic termination control, and
displays the current termination control status, if any. When set to
[Auto], the adapter automatically determines whether it should enable
or disable its termination. Set to [Off] allows the devices at the ends
of the SCSI bus to terminate the bus.
When the option [Auto] is grayed out, termination is automatic and is
non-configurable.
Restore Defaults
Select this option, then press <Enter> to load the default settings.
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Device Properties
The D e v i c e P r o p e r t i e s page allows you update and view individual
devices connected to the adapter.To open the device properties screen,
select the < D e v i c e P r o p e r t i e s > from the Adapter Properties window,
then press <Enter>. The Device Properties screen appears.
SCSI ID
Displays the SCSI identifier of each device connected to the adapter.
Device Identifier
Displays the ASCII device identifier string extracted from the device’s
Inquiry Data.
Sync Rate
Displays the maximum synchronous data transfer rate, in Mega
Transfers per second.
Data Width
Displays the maximum data width in bits.
Scan ID
Specifies whether to scan for the SCSI device during boot. Set this
item to [No] when:
• You want the system to ignore a device and decrease boot time.
• You do not want the device to be available to the system.
• Disable scan on a bus with only a few attached devices.
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Scan LUNs > 0
Allows you to scan for LUNs greater than zero for a device. LUN zero
is always queried. Use this option if a multi-LUN device responds to
unoccupied LUNs or if it is desired to reduce the visibility of a multiLUN device to LUN zero only.
Set this option to [No] if you have problems with a device that
responds to all LUNs whether they are occupied or not. Also, set this
item to [No] if a SCSI device with multiple LUNs exists on your system
but you do not want all of those LUNs to be available. This will limit
the scan to LUN 0 only.
Disconnect
Displays whether to allow a device to disconnect during SCSI
operations. Some (mostly newer) devices may run faster when you
enable this option, while some (mostly older) devices may run faster
when you disable this option.
SCSI Timeout
This field indicates the maximum amount of time [0 to 9999 seconds]
to wait for a SCSI operation to complete. While timeouts provide a
safeguard that allows the system to recover should an operation fail,
it is recommended that you use a value greater than zero. A value of
zero allows unlimited time for an operation to complete and could
result in the system hanging should an operation fail.
Press <Enter>, type in a value, and then press <Enter> again to set a
new timeout value.
Queue Tags
Allows you to use queue tags for a device. Currently, the BIOS does
not use queue tags. This item specifies queue tag control to higher
level device drivers.
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RAID Properties
The R A I D P r o p e r t i e s page allows you update and view individual devices
connected to the adapter.To open the device properties screen, select the
< D e v i c e P r o p e r t i e s > from the Adapter Properties window, then press
<Enter>. The Device Properties screen appears.
SCSI ID
Displays the SCSI ID that the operating system or application
addresses the array.
Size(MB)
Displays the size of the array.
Array Disk?
Select [Yes] to include the drive in a disk array. You can select a
minimum of two drives and a maximum of six drives. Select a
maximum of five drives when you select a hot spare.
Hot Spare
Sets the drive as a hot spare. You can select a single hot spare. The
Hot Spare disk provides additional protection by automatically
replacing an array member when it fails.
Status
Displays the status of each physical disk in the array.
Predict Failure
Tells whether SMART has determined that the disk will fail in the future.
Size
Shows the physical size of the drive. When the drive is part of an
array, this shows the size used for the array.
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Creating a RAID 1 (Mirror) set
You can create two types of mirrored configuration using the LSI Logic
Configuration Utility: Integrated Mirroring (IM) or RAID 1-E. See section
5.1.1 for RAID definitions.
To create an RAID 1 set:
1.
From the R A I D P r o p e r t i e s screen, select the drives that you want
to include in the RAID 1 set.
For Integrated Mirrored array, select first the drive with data that you
want to retain. This drive will become the primary copy of the array.
• Integrated Mirrored array - Select a minimum of two drives
• RAID-1E - Select a minimum of four drives
The A r r a y label on top of the screen changes to IM or 1E depending
on the number of selected hard disk drives.
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2.
After selecting the drives, press <Esc>.
3.
When prompted, select <Save changes, then exit this menu>, then
press <Enter> to create the RAID 1 set.
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5.4.5
Creating a RAID 0 (Stripe) set
You can create a striped array using the LSI Logic Configuration Utility.
To create a RAID 0 set:
1.
From the R A I D P r o p e r t i e s screen, select the drives that you want
to include in the RAID 0 set.
The A r r a y label on top of the screen changes to IS (Integrated
Striping).
2.
After selecting the drives, press <Esc>.
3.
When prompted, select <Save changes, then exit this menu>, then
press <Enter> to create the RAID 0 set.
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5.4.6
Running the Diagnostic Mode
Before creating the array, you may press <F4> to run a diagnostic tool on
each drive in the system. After checking the drives, the diagnostic tool
displays a code under the S i z e column of the RAID Properties screen.
Refer to the table below for the description of the diagnostic codes.
Code
Description
1
Problem with reading disk serial number
2
Disk does not support SMART
3
Unused
4
Disk does not support wide data, synchrounous mode, or queue tagging
5
User disabled, disconnects, or queue tags for device (Device Properties)
6
Unused
7
Disk not big enough to mirror primary disk
8
Unused
9
Unused
10
Disk does not have 512 byte sector size
11
Incorrect device type
12
Hot Spare selection not big enough to be used as an array disk
13
Maximum disks already specified or Maximum array size would be exceeded
Diagnostic Mode
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5.4.7
Managing arrays
After creating the array, return to the B o o t A d a p t e r L i s t screen, select
the adapter, then press <Enter>.
Select < R A I D P r o p e r t i e s > from the Adapter Properties screen, then
press <Enter>.
A tabbed menu appears on the top panel of the RAID Properties screen.
You can now delete, add/delete hot spare drives, and/or activate arrays
using the tabbed menus. Press <F2> to switch tabbed menus.
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Deleting arrays
To delete an array:
2.
Press <F2> to select < D e l e t e A r r a y >
>.
Use the arrow keys to select the array you want to delete, then press
<Enter>.
3.
Press <Esc>.
4.
When prompted, select < S a v e c h a n g e s , t h e n e x i t t h i s m e n u >
>,
then press <Enter>.
1.
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Adding or deleting a hot spare drive
To add a hot spare drive assigned to a RAID set:
1.
From the RAID Properties screen, press <F2> to select
<Add/Delete Hot Spare>
>.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select the drive you want to assign as spare.
Move the selection to the H o t S p a r e column, then press <Enter>.
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4.
Press <Esc>.
5.
When prompted, select < S a v e c h a n g e s , t h e n e x i t t h i s m e n u >
>,
then press <Enter>.
To delete a hot spare drive assigned to a RAID set:
1.
2.
From the RAID Properties screen, press <F2> to select
<Add/Delete Hot Spare>
>.
Use the arrow keys to select the spare drive you want to delete.
3.
Move the selection to the H o t S p a r e column, then press <Enter> to
change the Hot Spare status to [ N o ]].
4.
Press <Esc>.
5.
When prompted, select < S a v e c h a n g e s , t h e n e x i t t h i s m e n u >
>,
then press <Enter>.
Next Array
The Next Array menu allows you to select the other array on the physical
adapter. This screen is enabled when there are more than one array on a
physical adapter. The RAID Properties screen allows display of one array at
a time. This menu allows you to display and operate on the other array(s)
detected.
Activate Array
When there are two arrays on a physical adapter, this menu allows you to
instruct the RAID firmware to activate a selected array. Only one array may
be activated at a time for each physical adapter. For a physical adapter
with multiple arrays, activating one array disables all the remaining arrays.
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This chapter provides instructions for
installing the necessary drivers for
different system components.
6
Driver
installation
Chapter summary
6
6.1
RAID driver installation ......................................................... 6-1
6.2
LAN driver installation ........................................................ 6-11
6.3
VGA driver installation ........................................................ 6-13
6.4
Management applications and utilities installation ............. 6-15
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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 instructions on how to install the RAID controller
drivers during OS installation.
6.1.1
Creating a RAID driver disk
You may have to use another system to create the RAID driver disk from
the system/motherboard support CD or from the Internet.
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows®
2000/XP or Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0/SuSE operating system on a hard
disk drive that is included in a RAID set. You can create a RAID driver disk in
DOS (using the Makedisk application in the support CD).
To create a RAID driver disk in DOS environment:
1.
Place the motherboard support CD in the optical drive.
2.
Restart the computer, then enter the BIOS Setup.
3.
Select the optical drive as the first boot priority to boot from the
support CD. Save your changes, then exit the BIOS Setup.
4.
Restart the computer.
5.
Press any key when prompted to boot from CD.
Loading FreeDOS FAT KERNEL GO!
Press any key to boot from CDROM...
The Makedisk menu appears.
6.
Place a blank, high-density floppy disk to the floppy disk drive, then
select the type of RAID driver disk you want to create by typing the
number before the option
7.
Press <Enter>.
8.
Follow screen instructions to create the driver disk.
For systems with Red Hat® Enterprise versions that are not listed in the
Makedisk menu, explore the support CD and copy the RAID driver disk
from the following path: \ D r i v e r s \ C h i p s e t \ I C H \ L S I \ D r i v e r \ L i n u xx.
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Installing the RAID controller driver
Windows® 2000/2003 Server OS
D u r i n g W i n d o w s® 2 0 0 0 / 2 0 0 3 S e r v e r O S i n s t a l l a t i o n
To install the RAID controller driver when installing Windows® 2000/
2003 Server OS:
1.
Boot the computer using the Windows® 2000/2003 Server installation
CD. The W i n d o w s® 2 0 0 0 / 2 0 0 3 S e t u p starts.
2.
Press F6 if you need to install
Press <F6> when the message “P
a t h i r d p a r t y S C S I o r R A I D d r i v e r . . ..” appears at the bottom of
the screen.
When prompted, press <S
S > to specify an additional device.
3.
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4.
Insert the RAID driver disk you created earlier to the floppy disk drive,
then press <Enter>.
5.
Select the RAID controller driver from the list, then press <Enter>.
•
•
For I n t e l® I C H 7 R L S I L o g i c E m b e d d e d S A T A R A I D driver,
select L S I L o g i c E m b e d d e d S A T A R A I D
D.
For L S I 5 3 C 1 0 2 0 A P C I - X S C S I c o n t r o l l e r driver, select L S I
L o g i c P C I / S C S I / F C M P I M i n i p o r t D r i v e r (P5MT/SCSI model
only).
6.
The Windows® 2000/2003 Setup loads the RAID controller drivers
from the RAID driver disk. When prompted, press <Enter> to continue
installation.
7.
Setup then proceeds with the OS installation. Follow screen
instructions to continue.
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T o a n e x i s t i n g W i n d o w s® 2 0 0 0 / 2 0 0 3 S e r v e r O S
To install the RAID controller driver on an existing Windows® 2000/
2003 Server OS:
1.
Restart the computer, then log in with A d m i n i s t r a t o r privileges.
2.
Windows® automatically detects the RAID controller and displays a
N e w H a r d w a r e F o u n d window. Click C a n c e ll.
Right-click the M y C o m p u t e r icon on the Windows® desktop , then
select P r o p e r t i e s from the menu.
Click the H a r d w a r e tab, then click the D e v i c e M a n a g e r button to
display the list of devices installed in the system.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Right-click the R A I D c o n t r o l l e r item, then select P r o p e r t i e ss.
Click the D r i v e r tab, then click the U p d a t e D r i v e r button.
The U p g r a d e D e v i c e D r i v e r W i z a r d window appears. Click N e x tt.
8. Insert the RAID driver disk you created earlier to the floppy disk drive.
9. Select the option “S
Search for a suitable driver for my device
( r e c o m m e n d e d )), then click N e x tt.
10. The wizard searches the RAID
controller drivers. When
found, click N e x t to install
the drivers.
7.
11. Click F i n i s h after the driver
installation is done.
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To verify the RAID controller driver installation:
1.
2.
3.
Right-click the M y C o m p u t e r icon on the Windows® desktop , then
select P r o p e r t i e s from the menu.
Click the H a r d w a r e tab, then click the D e v i c e M a n a g e r button.
Click the “+” sign before the item S C S I a n d R A I D c o n t r o l l e r ss.
•
•
4.
5.
6.
For P5MT model, the L S I L o g i c E m b e d d e d S A T A R A I D item
should appear.
For P5MT/SCSI model, the L S I L o g i c E m b e d d e d S A T A R A I D
item and the L S I L o g i c P C I / S C S I / F C M P I M i n i p o r t D r i v e r
items should appear.
Right-click the RAID controller driver item, then select P r o p e r t i e s
from the menu.
Click the D r i v e r tab, then click the D r i v e r D e t a i l s button to
display the RAID controller drivers.
Click O K when finished.
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Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0
To install the Intel® ICH7R LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID controller driver
when installing Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0 OS:
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1.
Boot the system from the Red Hat® Installation CD.
2.
At the boot:, type linux dd , then press <Enter>.
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3.
Select Y e s using the <Tab> key when asked if you have the driver
disk. Press <Enter>
4.
Select f d 0 using the <Tab> key when asked to select the driver disk
source. Press <Tab> to move the cursor to O K
K, then press <Enter>.
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5.
When prompted, insert the Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0 RAID driver
disk to the floppy disk drive, select O K , then press <Enter>.
The drivers for the RAID controller are installed to the system.
6.
When asked if you will load additional RAID controller drivers:
•
•
7.
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For P5MT model, select N o
o, then press <Enter>
For P5MT/SCSI model, select Y e ss, then install the additional RAID
controller drivers (for LSI53C1020A PCI-X SCSI controller).
Follow screen instructions to continue the OS installation.
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SuSE Linux
To install the RAID controller driver when installing SuSE Linux OS:
1.
2.
Boot the system from the SuSE Installation CD.
Select Installation from the B o o t O p t i o n s menu, then press
<Enter>.
3.
A message instructs you to prepare the RAID driver disk. Press <F6>.
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4.
When prompted, insert the RAID driver disk to the floppy disk drive,
then press <Enter>.
5.
When prompted, select the floppy disk drive (fd0) as the driver
update medium, select OK, then press <Enter>.
The drivers for the RAID controller are installed to the system.
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6.2
LAN driver installation
This section provides instructions on how to install the Broadcom® Gigabit
LAN controller drivers.
6.2.1
Windows® 2000/2003 Server
To install the Broadcom® Gigabit LAN controller driver on a
Windows® 2000/2003 Server OS:
1.
Restart the computer, then log on with A d m i n i s t r a t o r privileges.
2.
Insert the motherboard/system support CD to the optical drive. The
CD automatically displays the D r i v e r s menu if Autorun is enabled in
your computer.
3.
•
Windows® automatically detects the LAN controllers and displays a
New Hardware Found window. Click C a n c e l to close this window.
•
If A u t o r u n is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents
of the support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN
folder. Double-click the A S S E T U P . E X E to run the CD.
Click the B r o a d c o m L a n D r i v e r option to begin installation.
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4.
Click N e x t when the InstallShield Wizard window appears. Follow
screen instructions to continue installation.
6.2.2
Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0
Follow these instructions when installing the Broadcom® Gigabit LAN
controller base driver for the Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0 operating
system.
Building the driver from the TAR file
Install first the K e r n e l D e v e l o p m e n t tools before building the driver
from the TAR file.
To build the driver from the TAR file:
1.
Create a directory and extract the TAR files:
tar xvzf bcm5700-<version>.tar.gz
2.
Build the driver bcm5700.o as a loadable module for the running kernel:
cd bcm5700-<version>/src
make
3.
Test the driver by loading it:
insmod bcm5700.o
4.
Install the driver and man page:
make install
5.
Refer to Red Hat distribution documentation to configure the network
protocol and address.
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6.3
VGA driver installation
This section provides instructions on how to install the ATI® RAGE XL Video
Graphics Adapter (VGA) driver.
6.3.1
Windows® 2000 Server
You need to manually install the ATI® RAGE XL VGA driver on a Windows®
2000 Server operating system.
To install the ATI® RAGE XL VGA driver:
1.
Restart the computer, then log on with A d m i n i s t r a t o r privileges.
2.
Insert the motherboard/system support CD to the optical drive. The
support CD automatically displays the D r i v e r s menu if Autorun is
enabled in your computer.
Windows® automatically detects the LAN controller and displays a N e w
H a r d w a r e F o u n d window. Click C a n c e l to close this window.
3.
Click the item A T I
Rage XL Display
Driver from the
Drivers menu.
4.
The A T I W i n d o w s
2000 Driver
window appears.
Click N e x tt. Follow
screen instructions
to complete
installation.
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6.3.2
Windows® 2003 Server
The Windows® 2003 Server operating system automatically recognizes the
ATI® RAGE XL VGA driver during system installation. There is no need to
install an additional driver(s) to support the onboard VGA.
6.3.3
Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0
The Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0 operating system automatically
recognizes the ATI® RAGE XL VGA driver during system installation. There is
no need to install an additional driver(s) to support the onboard VGA.
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6.4
Management applications and
utilities installation
The support CD that came with the motherboard package contains the
drivers, management applications, and utilities that you can install to avail
all motherboard features.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time
without notice. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for updates.
6.4.1
Running the support CD
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the
D r i v e r s menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
If A u t o r u n is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of
the support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder.
Double-click the A S S E T U P . E X E to run the CD.
6.4.2
Drivers menu
The D r i v e r s menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
The screen display and driver options vary under different operating
system versions.
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6.4.3
Management Software menu
The M a n a g e m e n t S o f t w a r e menu displays the available network and
server monitoring applications. Click on an item to install.
6.4.4
Utilities menu
The U t i l i t i e s menu displays the software applications and utilities that the
motherboard supports. Click on an item to install.
6.4.5
Contact information
Click the C o n t a c t tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can
also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
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This appendix includes additional
information that you may refer to
when configuring the motherboard.
A
Reference information
Appendix summary
A
A.1
Intel® EM64T ........................................................................ A-1
A.2
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST) .................... A-1
A.3
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ...................................... A-3
A.4
Block diagrams ..................................................................... A-4
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A.1
Intel® EM64T
•
The motherboard is fully compatible with Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775
processors running on 32-bit operating systems.
•
The motherboard comes with a BIOS file that supports EM64T. You
can download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website
(www.asus.com/support/download/) if you need to update the BIOS
file. See Chapter 4 for details.
•
Visit www.intel.com for more information on the EM64T feature.
•
Visit www.microsoft.com for more information on Windows® 64-bit OS.
Using the Intel® EM64T feature
To use the Intel® EM64T feature:
1.
Install an Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU that supports the Intel® EM64T.
2.
Install a 64-bit operating system (Windows® XP Professional x64
Edition or Windows® Server 2003 x64 Edition).
3.
Install the 64-bit drivers for the motherboard components and devices
from the support CD.
4.
Install the 64-bit drivers for expansion cards or add-on devices, if any.
Refer to the expansion card or add-on device(s) documentation, or visit
the related website, to verify if the card/device supports a 64-bit system.
A.2
A.2.1
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep®
Technology (EIST)
•
The motherboard comes with a BIOS file that supports EIST. You can
download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website
(www.asus.com/support/download/) if you need to update the
BIOS. See Chapter 4 for details.
•
Visit www.intel.com for more information on the EIST feature.
System requirements
Before using EIST, check your system if it meets the following
requirements:
•
Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with EIST support
•
BIOS file with EIST support
•
Operating system with EIST support (Windows® XP SP2/Windows®
Server 2003 SP1/Linux 2.6 kernel or later versions)
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Using the EIST
To use the EIST feature:
1.
2.
3.
Turn on the computer, then enter the BIOS Setup.
Go to the Advanced Menu
Menu, highlight CPU Configuration
Configuration,
then press <Enter>.
Set the Intel(R) SpeedStep Technology item to [Automatic],
then press <Enter>. See page 4-21 for details.
4.
Press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS setup.
5.
After the computer restarts, right click on a blank space on the desktop,
then select Properties from the pop-up menu.
When the Display Properties
window appears, click the
Screen Saver tab.
Click the Power button on the
Monitor power section to open
the Power Options
Properties window.
6.
7.
8.
9.
On the Power schemes section,
click , then select any option
except Home/Office Desktop
or Always On
On.
Click A p p l y
y, then click O K
K.
10. Close the Display Properties
window.
After you adjust the power
scheme, the CPU internal
frequency slightly decreases
when the CPU loading is low.
The screen displays and procedures may vary depending on the
operating system.
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A.3
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
•
The motherboard supports Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 processors
with Hyper-Threading Technology.
•
Hyper-Threading Technology is supported under Windows® XP/2003
Server and Linux 2.4.x (kernel) and later versions only. Under Linux, use
the Hyper-Threading compiler to compile the code. If you are using any
other operating systems, disable the Hyper-Threading Techonology
item in the BIOS to ensure system stability and performance.
•
Installing Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later version is recommended.
•
Make sure to enable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in BIOS
before installing a supported operating system.
•
For more information on Hyper-Threading Technology, visit
www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading.
Using the Hyper-Threading Technology
To use the Hyper-Threading Technology:
1.
Install an Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU that supports Hyper-Threading
Technology.
2.
Power up the system and enter the BIOS Setup. Under the A d v a n c e d
Menu
u, make sure that the item H y p e r - T h r e a d i n g T e c h n o l o g y is
set to E n a b l e d
d. See page 4-21 for details.
The BIOS item appears only if you installed a CPU that supports
Hyper-Threading Techonology.
3.
Restart the computer.
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A.4
Block diagrams
A.4.1
P5MT model
Intel¤ Pentium¤4 Processor in the 775-land package
with 800/1066 MHz system bus
System Bus
64bit, 800 MHz/1066MHz
Four
DDR2 533/667
DIMM Sockets
Northbridge
Intel¤ E7230
4xDDR2 533/667 DIMM slots (max. 8 GB)
PCIE
Slot 1
PCI-E interfaces
X8 PCI-E
VGA-Conn.
8 Mbyte
Southbridge
Intel¤ ICH7R
X4 PCI-E
Intel PCI-X Hub-V
(PXH-V)
PCI-E interfaces
X1 PCI-E
Broadcom
BCM5721
LAN
Port 1
X1 PCI-E
Broadcom
BCM5751
LAN
Port 2
SMBus
IDE
H/W
monitor
EEPROM
System
information
W83792AD
SATA All
PCI-X Slot 3
ATI
Rage XL
PCI 33 bus
PCI-X Slot 2
PCI Slot 4
DMI interface
Fan
Power Supply
USB 1-8
A-4
W83627EHF-A
BIOS Flash
8 Mbit
PS2 KB/MS
Floppy
Serial Port
Parallel Port
Mini PCI
(BMC)
LPC-Bus
Appendix A: Reference information
A.4.2
P5MT/SCSI model
Intel¤ Pentium¤4 Processor in the 775-land package
with 800/1066 MHz system bus
System Bus
64bit, 800 MHz/1066MHz
PCI-E interfaces
X8 PCI-E
4xDDR2 533/667 DIMM slots (max. 8 GB)
PCIE
Slot 1
Four
DDR2 533/667
DIMM Sockets
Northbridge
Intel¤ E7230
VGA-Conn.
8 Mbyte
Southbridge
Intel¤ ICH7R
X4 PCI-E
Intel PCI-X Hub-V
(PXH-V)
LSI 53C1020A
U320 SCSI
PCI-E interfaces
X1 PCI-E
Broadcom
BCM5721
LAN
Port 1
X1 PCI-E
Broadcom
BCM5751
LAN
Port 2
SMBus
IDE
H/W
monitor
EEPROM
System
information
W83792AD
SATA All
PCI-X Slot 3
ATI
Rage XL
PCI 33 bus
PCI-X Slot 2
PCI Slot 4
DMI interface
Fan
Power Supply
USB 1-8
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W83627EHF-A
BIOS Flash
8 Mbit
PS2 KB/MS
Floppy
Serial Port
Parallel Port
Mini PCI
(BMC)
LPC-Bus
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