Motherboard
P5QLD PRO
E4881
First Edition V1
July 2009
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Contents
Notices......................................................................................................... vii
Safety information..................................................................................... viii
About this guide.......................................................................................... ix
P5QLD PRO specifications summary........................................................ xi
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
1.3.1
Product highlights............................................................ 1-2
1.3.3
ASUS Stylish features...................................................... 1-6
1.3.2
1.3.4
Chapter 2:
2.1
2.2
2.2.1
Placement direction......................................................... 2-2
2.2.3
Motherboard layout.......................................................... 2-3
2.2.4
Screw holes..................................................................... 2-2
Layout contents................................................................ 2-4
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 2-6
2.3.1
Installing the CPU............................................................ 2-7
2.3.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan...........................2-11
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan............................... 2-10
System memory.......................................................................... 2-12
2.4.1
Overview........................................................................ 2-12
2.4.3
Installing a DIMM........................................................... 2-17
2.4.2
2.5
Hardware information
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 2-2
2.3.2
2.4
ASUS Intelligent Overclocking features........................... 1-6
Before you proceed...................................................................... 2-1
2.2.2
2.3
ASUS unique features..................................................... 1-3
2.4.4
Memory configurations................................................... 2-12
Removing a DIMM......................................................... 2-17
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-18
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card.......................................... 2-18
2.5.3
Interrupt assignments.................................................... 2-19
2.5.2
2.5.4
2.5.5
2.5.6
Configuring an expansion card...................................... 2-18
PCI slots......................................................................... 2-20
PCI Express x1 slots...................................................... 2-20
PCI Express x16 slot...................................................... 2-20
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Contents
2.6
2.7
Jumpers....................................................................................... 2-21
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-23
2.7.1
2.7.2
Chapter 3:
3.1
3.2
3.2.1
BIOS setup
ASUS Update utility......................................................... 4-1
4.1.3
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility.................................................... 4-5
4.1.5
Creating a bootable floppy disk........................................ 4-4
AFUDOS utility................................................................. 4-6
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility....................................... 4-8
BIOS setup program................................................................... 4-10
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen..........................................................4-11
4.2.3
Navigation keys...............................................................4-11
4.2.2
4.2.4
4.2.5
4.2.6
4.2.7
4.2.8
4.2.9
Menu bar.........................................................................4-11
Menu items.................................................................... 4-12
Sub-menu items............................................................. 4-12
Configuration fields........................................................ 4-12
Pop-up window.............................................................. 4-12
Scroll bar........................................................................ 4-12
General help.................................................................. 4-12
Main menu................................................................................... 4-13
4.3.1
4.3.2
4.3.3
System Time.................................................................. 4-13
System Date.................................................................. 4-13
Legacy Diskette A.......................................................... 4-13
4.3.4
SATA 1~6..........................................................................................4-14
4.3.6
System Information........................................................ 4-16
4.3.5
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Using the dual function power switch............................... 3-2
4.1.1
4.1.4
4.4
Using the OS shut down function..................................... 3-2
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 4-1
4.1.2
4.3
Powering up
Turning off the computer.............................................................. 3-2
Chapter 4:
4.2
Internal connectors........................................................ 2-25
Starting up for the first time......................................................... 3-1
3.2.2
4.1
Rear panel connectors................................................... 2-23
Storage Configuration.................................................... 4-15
Ai Tweaker menu......................................................................... 4-17
Contents
4.5
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-22
4.5.1
CPU Configuration......................................................... 4-23
4.5.3
Onboard Devices Configuration..................................... 4-25
4.5.2
4.5.4
4.6
4.5.5
Suspend Mode............................................................... 4-28
4.6.3
ACPI APIC Support........................................................ 4-28
4.6.5
4.7.3
Security.......................................................................... 4-34
Boot Settings Configuration........................................... 4-33
Tools menu.................................................................................. 4-36
4.8.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2........................................................... 4-37
4.8.3
AI NET 2........................................................................ 4-38
4.8.4
Express Gate................................................................. 4-37
ASUS O.C. Profile.......................................................... 4-38
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-40
Software support
Installing an operating system.................................................... 5-1
Support DVD information............................................................. 5-1
5.2.1
Running the support DVD................................................ 5-1
5.2.3
Utilities menu................................................................... 5-3
5.2.2
5.2.4
5.2.5
5.3
Hardware Monitor.......................................................... 4-30
Boot Device Priority....................................................... 4-32
Chapter 5:
5.2
APM Configuration......................................................... 4-29
4.7.1
4.8.2
5.1
ACPI 2.0 Support........................................................... 4-28
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-31
4.7.2
4.9
PCI PnP......................................................................... 4-27
4.6.1
4.6.4
4.8
USB Configuration......................................................... 4-26
Power menu................................................................................. 4-28
4.6.2
4.7
Chipset........................................................................... 4-24
5.2.6
Drivers menu.................................................................... 5-2
Manual menu................................................................... 5-5
ASUS Contact information............................................... 5-6
Other information............................................................. 5-7
Software information.................................................................... 5-9
5.3.1
ASUS MyLogo2™............................................................ 5-9
5.3.3
ASUS PC Probe II.......................................................... 5-15
5.3.2
Audio configurations.......................................................5-11
Contents
5.3.4 ASUS AI Suite................................................................ 5-21
5.3.6
ASUS AI Nap................................................................. 5-24
5.3.5
5.3.7
5.3.8 5.3.9
Appendix:
ASUS Fan Xpert............................................................ 5-25
ASUS EPU-4 Engine..................................................... 5-26
ASUS Express Gate...................................................... 5-30
CPU features
A.1
Intel® EM64T...................................................................................A-1
A.2
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST).........................A-1
A.3
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ASUS AI Booster............................................................ 5-23
Using the Intel® EM64T feature.......................................................A-1
A.2.1
A.2.2
System requirements.......................................................A-1
Using the EIST.................................................................A-2
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology............................................A-3
Using the Hyper-Threading Technology . .......................................A-3
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is
required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications
to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and
Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical
substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://green.asus.com/
english/REACH.htm.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been
designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the
crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical and electronic
equipment) should not be placed in municipal waste. Check local regulations for
disposal of electronic products.
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DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste.
This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not
be placed in municipal waste.
Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the
electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the
power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are
connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing system
before you add a device.
• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure
that all power cables are unplugged.
• Seek professional assistance before using an adpater or extension cord.
These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
•
Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area.
If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using,
contact your local power company.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
• The optical S/PDIF is an optional component (may or may not be included in
your motherboard) and is defined as a CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT.
INVISIBLE LASER RADIATION, AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
• Never dispose of the battery in fire. it could explode and release harmful
substances into the environment.
• Never dispose of the battery with your regular household waste. Take it to a
hazardous material collection point.
• Never replace the battery with an incorrect battery type.
• RISK OF EXPLOSION IF BATTERY IS REPLACED BY AN INCORRECT
TYPE.
• DISPOSE OF USED BATTERIES ACCORDING TO THE ABOVE BATTERYRELATED INSTRUCTIONS.
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.
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• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in
any area where it may become wet.
This motherboard should only be used in environments with ambient
temperatures between 5℃ (41℉) and 40℃ (104℉).
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring
the motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new
technology it supports.
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
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Chapter 3: Powering up
•
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
•
Chapter 5: Software support
•
Appendix: CPU features
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.
This chapter describes the power up sequence and ways of shutting down
the system.
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes with the
motherboard package.
The Appendix describes the CPU features and technologies that the
motherboard supports.
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Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1.
2.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and
software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty
flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not
part of the standard package.
Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following
symbols used throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key>
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign means that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or Return key.
<Key1>+<Key2>+<Key3>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key names are linked with a plus sign (+).
Example: <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<D>
Command
Means that you must type the command exactly as shown, then supply the required item or value enclosed in brackets.
Example: At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /i[filename]
afudos /iP5QLDPRO.ROM
P5QLD PRO specifications summary
CPU
LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Extreme /
Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® Dual-Core / Celeron® Dual-Core / Celeron® processors
Compatible with Intel® 05B/05A/06 processors
Supports Intel® 45nm multi-core CPU
Chipset
Intel® P43 / ICH10 with Intel® Fast Memory Access
Technology
System Bus
1600(O.C.)*/1333/1066/800 MHz
Memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
- 4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support unbuffered
non-ECC DDR2 1066/800/667MHz memory modules
- Supports up to 16GB system memory
* Refer to www.asus.com or this user manual for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists)
** When you install a total memory of 4GB or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is recommended if you are using a Windows 32-bit operation system.
Expansion Slots
1 x PCI Express™ x16 slot
2 x PCI Express x1 slots
3 x PCI slots
Storage
Intel ICH10 southbridge supports:
- 6 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s ports
JMB368 PATA controller supports:
- 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices
LAN
PCIe Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2
Audio
Realtek® ALC1200 8-channel High-Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports Jack-detect and Multi-streaming
- Coaxial S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
- ASUS Noise Filter
USB
12 x USB 2.0 ports (6 at mid-board, 6 at back panel)
ASUS Unique Features
ASUS Power Saving Solution:
- ASUS EPU-4 Engine
- ASUS AI Nap
ASUS AI Life Features:
- ASUS Express Gate
ASUS Crystal Sound:
- ASUS Noise Filter
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS Q-Connector
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
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P5QLD PRO specifications summary
ASUS Exclusive
Overclocking Features
Intelligent overclocking tools:
- ASUS AI Booster utility
Precision Tweaker:
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.00625V increment
- vDIMM: 5-step DRAM voltage control
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection):
- FSB tuning from 200MHz to 800 MHz at 1MHz
increment
- Memory tuning from 667MHz to 1333MHz for DDR2
- PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz to 180MHz at 1MHz increment
Overclocking protection:
- ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
Other Features
ASUS MyLogo2
Rear Panel Connectors
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Out port
1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
8-channel audio I/O ports
Internal Connectors
3 x USB connectors support 6 additional USB ports
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
6 x Serial ATA connectors
1 x CPU / 1 x Chassis / 1 x Power fan connectors
1 x COM connector
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x Chassis intrusion connector
Front panel audio connector
1 x CD audio in connector
1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
System panel connector (Q-Connector)
BIOS Features
8Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, WfM 2.0, SM
BIOS 2.3, ACPI 2.0a, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Support DVD
Drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update
ASUS AI Suite
Anti-Virus software (OEM version)
Form factor
ATX form factor: 12 in x 7.6 in (30.5 cm x 19.3 cm)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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This chapter describes the motherboard
features and the new technologies
it supports.
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Product
introduction
Chapter summary
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1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
ASUS P5QLD PRO
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® P5QLD PRO motherboard!
The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it
another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the
items in your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
Cables
Accessories
Application CD
Documentation
ASUS P5QLD PRO motherboard
2 x Serial ATA signal cables
1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 cable
1 x I/O shield
2 in 1 Q-Connector
ASUS motherboard support DVD
User guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
ASUS P5QLD PRO
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1.3
Special features
1.3.1
Product highlights
Green ASUS
This motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union’s Restriction
on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision
of creating environment-friendly and recyclable products/packaging to safeguard
consumers’ health while minimizing the impact on the environment.
Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo CPU support
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processor in the LGA775
package and Intel® next-generation 45nm multi-core processors. With the new
Intel® Core™ microarchitecture technology and 1333/1066/800 MHz FSB, the
Intel® Core™2 processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in
the world. See page 2­‑6 for details.
Intel® P43 Chipset
The Intel® P43 Express Chipset is designed to support dual-channel DDR2
1066/800/667MHz architecture, 1333/1066/800 FSB (Front Side Bus), PCIe
2.0, and multi-core CPUs. It supports Intel Fast Memory Access technology that
significantly optimizes the use of available memory bandwidth and reduces the
latency of the memory accesses.
PCI Express 2.0 support
This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and
bandwidth which enhances system performance.
FSB 1600 support (O.C.)
ASUS’s exclusive overclocking design now unleashes the ultimate potential of the
Intel® Core™2 processor. With the new Intel 45nm micro-architecture technology
and FSB 1600 (O.C.) / 1333 / 1066 / 800 MHz, this motherboard allows you to
enjoy the latest technology supported by one of the most powerful and energy
efficient CPUs in the world.
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Serial ATA 3Gb/s technology
This motherboard supports the next-generation hard drives based on the Serial
ATA (SATA) 3Gb/s storage specification, delivering enhanced scalability and
doubling the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saves.
1.3.2
ASUS unique features
ASUS AI Life Features
Express Gate
Taking only 5 seconds to go online from bootup, Express Gate is the one-stop
gateway to instant fun! It’s a unique motherboard built-in OS. You can utilize the
most popular Instant Messengers (IM) like MSN, Skype, Google talk, QQ, and
Yahoo! Messenger to keep in touch with friends, or quickly check on the weather
and e-mails just before leaving your house. What’s more, the user-friendly picture
manager lets you view your pictures without entering Windows at anytime!
•
The actual boot time is subject to hardware configuration and product
models.
•
ASUS Express Gate supports file uploading from SATA HDDs, ODDs and
USB drives and downloading to USB drives only.
•
Express Gate complies with OpenGL standard. Refer to http://support.asus.
com for Express Gate source codes.
ASUS Power Saving Solution
ASUS Power Saving solution intelligently and automatically provides balanced
computing power and energy consumption.
ASUS EPU-4 Engine
The new ASUS EPU - the world’s first power saving engine, has been
upgraded to a new four-engine version, which provides total system power
savings by detecting current PC loadings and intelligently moderating power
in real-time. The EPU automatically provides the most appropriate power
usage for the CPU, VGA card, hard drives, and CPU cooler fan - helping
save power and money.
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AI Nap
With AI Nap, users can instantly snooze your PC without terminating the
tasks. The system will continue operating at minimum power and noise when
user is temporarily away. It keeps downloading files or running applications
in quietest state while you are sleeping. Simply click keyboard or mouse, you
can swiftly wake up the system in a few seconds.
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
ASUS Quiet Thermal solution makes system more stable and enhances the
overclocking capability.
Fan Xpert
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows users to adjust the CPU fan speed
according to different ambient temperature, which is caused by different
climate conditions in different geographic regions and system loading. Built-in
variety of useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet
and cool environment.
ASUS Crystal Sound
This feature can enhance speech-centric applications like Skype, online game,
video conference and recording.
Noise Filter
This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises (non-voice signals) like
computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then eliminates
it in the incoming audio stream while recording.
ASUS EZ DIY
ASUS EZ DIY feature collection provides you with easy ways to install computer
components, update the BIOS or back up your favorite settings.
ASUS Q-Connector
ASUS Q-Connector allows you to easily connect or disconnect the chassis
front panel cables to the motherboard. This unique module eliminates the
trouble of plugging in one cable one at a time, making connection quick and
accurate.
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ASUS O.C. Profile
The motherboard features the ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to
conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS settings can be
stored in the CMOS or a separate file, giving users freedom to share and
distribute their favorite overclocking settings. See page 4-38 for details.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data
from a bootable floppy disk, a USB flash disk or the motherboard support
DVD containing the BIOS file. See page 4-8 for details.
ASUS EZ Flash 2
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply press the predefined
hotkey to launch the utility and update the BIOS without entering the OS.
Update your BIOS easily without preparing a bootable diskette or using an
OS-based flash utility. See page 4-5 and 4-37 for details.
ASUS P5QLD PRO
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1.3.3
ASUS Stylish features
ASUS MyLogo2™
This feature allows you to convert your favorite photo into a 256-color boot logo for
a more colorful and vivid image on your screen. See page 5-10 for details.
1.3.4
ASUS Intelligent Overclocking features
AI Booster
The ASUS AI Booster allows you to overclock the CPU speed in Windows
environment without the hassle of booting the BIOS. See page 5-24 for details.
Precision Tweaker
This feature allows you to fine tune the CPU/memory voltage and gradually
increase the memory Front Side Bus (FSB) and PCI Express frequency at 1MHz
increment to achieve maximum system performance. See page 4-17 to 4-22 for
details.
C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
The C.P.R. feature of the motherboard BIOS allows automatic re-setting to the
BIOS default settings in case the system hangs due to overclocking failure. When
the system hangs due to overclocking failure, C.P.R. eliminates the need to open
the system chassis and clear the RTC data. Simply shut down and reboot the
system, and the BIOS automatically restores the CPU default settings for each
parameter.
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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
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 2-6
2.2
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 2-2
System memory.......................................................................... 2-12
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-18
Jumpers....................................................................................... 2-21
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-23
ASUS P5QLD PRO
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 a metal
object, such as the power supply case, before handling components to
avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic
pad or in the bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power
supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from the power
supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard,
peripherals, and/or components.
Onboard LED
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED that lights up to indicate that
the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode. This is a reminder that you
should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing or
plugging in any motherboard component. The illustration below shows the location
of the onboard LED.
SB_PWR
P5QLD PRO
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
P5QLD PRO Onboard LED
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2.2
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to
ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Ensure that you unplug the 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 six (6) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard
to the chassis.
Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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2.2.3
Motherboard layout
19.3cm (7.6in)
PS2_USBPW56
PS/2KBMS
T:Mouse
B:Keyboard
USB56
AUDIO
PWR_FAN
CPU_FAN
CHA_FAN
EATXPWR
Intel
P43
30.5cm (12in)
LAN1_USB12
DDR2 DIMMB2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
DDR2 DIMMA1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
USB34
DDR2 DIMMA2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
LGA775
DDR2 DIMMB1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
SPDIF_O1
ATX12V
P5QLD PRO
Super I/O
PCIEX1_1
ICS
9LPRS916JGLF
PCIEX16
Intel
ICH10
PCI1
COM1
PCI2
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
PCI3
ALC
1200
4Mb
BIOS
JMB368
PCIEX1_2
SPDIF_OUT
AAFP
CD
FLOPPY
SB_PWR
USBPW1112
USB1112
USBPW7-10
USB78
USB910 CHASSIS
CLRTC
PANEL
Refer to 2.7 Connectors for more information about rear panel connectors and
internal connectors.
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2.2.4
Layout contents
Slots
1.
2.
3
4.
DDR2 DIMM slots
PCI slots
PCI Express x1 slot
PCI Express x16 slots
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2-20
2-20
Jumper
1.
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
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2.
Keyboard power (3-pin PS2_USBPW56)
2-22
3.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW1-4, USBPW7-10, USBPW1112)
2-22
Rear panel connectors
1.
PS/2 mouse port (green)
2.
LAN (RJ-45) port
3.
Rear Speaker Out port (black)
4.
Center/Subwoofer port (orange)
5.
Line In port (light blue)
6.
Line Out port (lime)
7.
Microphone port (pink)
8.
Side Speaker Out port (gray)
9.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
10.
USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4
11.
Coaxial S/PDIF Out port
12.
USB 2.0 ports 5 and 6
13.
PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
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Internal connectors
1.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
2.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
3.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_EIDE)
4.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1-6)
5.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB78, USB910, USB1112)
6.
Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)
7.
CPU, chassis, and power fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN, 3-pin PWR_FAN)
8.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
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9.
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
2-30
10.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
2-30
11.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin EATX12V)
2-31
12.
System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
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•
•
•
•
ASUS Q-connector (system panel)
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System power LED (2-pin PLED)
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
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2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA775 socket designed for the
Intel® Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® Dual-Core /
Celeron® Dual-Core / Celeron® processors.
•
Ensure that all power cables are unplugged before installing the CPU.
•
Connect the chassis fan cable to the CHA_FAN connector to ensure
system stability.
•
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.
•
•
2-
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.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3.1
Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
1.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
P5QLD PRO
P5QLD PRO CPU Socket 775
Before installing the CPU, ensure that the socket box is facing towards you and
the load lever is on your left.
2.
Press the load lever with your thumb
(A), then move it to the left (B) until it
is released from the retention tab.
To prevent damage to the
socket pins, do not remove
the PnP cap unless you are
installing a CPU.
3.
4.
Retention tab
A
B
Load lever
Lift the load lever in the direction of
the arrow to a 135º angle.
PnP cap
Load plate
4B
Lift the load plate with your thumb
and forefinger to a 100º angle (4A),
then push the PnP cap from the
load plate window to remove (4B).
4A
3
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5.
Position the CPU over the socket,
ensuring that the gold triangle is on
the bottom‑left corner of the socket
then fit the socket alignment key
into the CPU notch.
CPU notch
Gold
triangle
mark
Alignment key
6.
Apply several drops of Thermal
Interface Material to the exposed
area of the CPU that the heatsink will
be in contact with, ensuring that it is
spread in an even thin layer.
Some heatsinks come with preapplied thermal paste. If so, skip
this step.
DO NOT eat the Thermal Interface Material. If it gets into your eyes or touches
your skin, ensure that you wash it off immediately, and seek professional
medical help.
To prevent contaminating the paste, DO NOT spread the paste with your finger
directly.
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7.
Close the load plate (A), then push
the load lever (B) until it snaps into
the retention tab.
A
B
The motherboard supports Intel® LGA775 processors with the Intel® 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 LGA775 processor requires a specially designed heatsink and fan
assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
®
•
When you buy a boxed Intel® processor, the package includes the CPU fan
and heatsink assembly. If you buy a CPU separately, ensure that you use
only Intel®‑certified multi‑directional heatsink and fan.
•
Your Intel® 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.
Ensure 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.
2.
Place the heatsink on top of the
installed CPU, making sure that the
four fasteners match the holes on
the motherboard.
A
B
B
A
Push down two fasteners at a time in
a diagonal sequence to secure the
heatsink and fan assembly in place.
A
B
1
B
A
1
The type of CPU heatsink and fan assembly may differ, but the installation steps
and fucntions should remain the same. The illustration above is for reference
only.
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3.
Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled
CPU_FAN.
CPU_FAN
GND
CPU FAN PWR
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWM
P5QLD PRO
P5QLD PRO CPU Fan Connector
Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors
can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
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.
3.
4.
Rotate each fastener
counterclockwise.
A
B
B
Pull up two fasteners at a time in a
diagonal sequence to disengage the
heatsink and fan assembly from the
motherboard.
A
B
B
A
A
Carefully remove the heatsink and fan assembly from the motherboard.
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2.4
System memory
2.4.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline Memory
Modules (DIMM) sockets.
DIMM_B2
128 Pins
112 Pins
DIMM_B1
DIMM_A2
DIMM_A1
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets:
P5QLD PRO
P5QLD PRO 240-pin DDR2 DIMM Sockets
Channel
Channel A
Channel B
2.4.2
Sockets
DIMM_A1 and DIMM_A2
DIMM_B1 and DIMM_B2
Memory configurations
You may install 512MB, 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB unbuffered non‑ECC DDR2 DIMMs
into the DIMM sockets.
Recommended Memory Configurations
Mode
Single-Channel
2-12
Sockets
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A2
DIMM_B1
DIMM_B2
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-
Populated
-
Populated
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-
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Dual-channel (1)
Populated
-
Populated
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Dual-channel (2)
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
Chapter 2: Hardware information
•
You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A and Channel B. The
system maps the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dual-channel
configuration. Any excess memory from the higher-sized channel is then
mapped for single-channel operation.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility,
it is recommended that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor.
•
Due to the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows® OS, when you
install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory
for the OS can be about 3GB or less. For effective use of memory, we
recommend that you do any of the following:
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Use a maximum of 3GB system memory if you are using a 32-bit Windows®
OS.
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Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more memory
on the motherboard.
•
This motherboard does not support DIMMs made up of 256 megabits (Mb)
chips or less.
•
The default memory operation frequency is dependent on its SPD. Under
the default state, some memory modules for overclocking may operate at a
lower frequency than the vendor-marked value. To operate at the vendormarked or at a higher frequency, see section 4.4 Ai Tweaker menu for
manual memory frequency adjustment.
•
The memory modules may require a better cooling system to work stably
under full loading (4 DIMMs) or overclocking setting.
•
Some old-version DDR2-800 DIMMs may not match Intel®’s
On‑Die‑Termination (ODT) requirement and will automatically downgrade
to run at DDR2-667. If this happens, contact your memory vendor to check
the ODT value.
•
Due to chipset limitation, DDR2-800 with CL=4 will be downgraded to run
at DDR2-667 by default setting. If you want to operate with lower latency,
adjust the memory timing manually.
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P5QLD PRO Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR2-1066MHz capability
DIMM support
Size
Vendor
Part No.
CL
Chip Brand
SS/
DS
Chip No.
512MB
Kingston
KHX8500D2/512
N/A
Kingston
SS
Heat-Sink Package
512MB
Kingston
KVR1066D2N7/512
N/A
Elpida
SS
E5108AJBG-1J-E
1G
Kingston
KHX8500D2K2/2GN
N/A
Kingston
DS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
Kingston
KVR1066D2N7/1G
N/A
Elpida
DS
E5108AJBG-1J-E
1G
Kingston
KHX8500D2/1G
N/A
Kingston
DS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
Qimonda
HYS64T128020EU-19F-C
6
Qimonda
DS
HYB18T512800CF19FFSS24313
1G
Kingmax
KLED48F-A8K15
N/A
Kingmax
DS
KKA8FFIXF-JFS-18A
1G
Transcend
TX1066QLJ-2GK1GB
5
Transced
DS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
GEIL
GB22GB8500C5DC
5
GEIL
SS
GL2L128M88BA25AB
1G
GEIL
GB24GB8500C5QC
5
GEIL
SS
GL2L128M88BA25AB
1G
GEIL
GE22GB1066C5DC
5
GEIL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
GEIL
GE24GB1066C5QC
5
GEIL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
2G
GEIL
GB24GB8500C5DC
5
GEIL
DS
GL2L128M88BA25AB
512MB
AENEON
AXT660UD00-19DC97X
5
AENEON
SS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
AENEON
AXT760UD00-19DC97X
5
AENEON
DS
Heat-Sink Package
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C*
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If you install a DDR2-1066 memory module whose SPD is DDR2-800, ensure
that you set the DRAM Frequency item in BIOS to [DDR2-1066MHz]. See
section 4.4 Ai Tweaker menu for details.
DDR2-800MHz capability
Size
Vendor
Part No.
CL
Chip Brand
SS/
DS
Chip No.
1G
Kingston
KHX6400D2LL/1G
N/A
Kingston
DS
Heat-Sink Package
512MB
Kingston
KHX6400D2LLK2/1GN
N/A
Kingston
SS
Heat-Sink Package
512MB
Kingston
KVR800D2N5/512
N/A
Promos
SS
V59C1512804QCF25SY032406PECPA
512MB
Kingston
KVR800D2N6/512
N/A
Elpida
SS
E5108AJBG-8E-E
1G
Kingston
KVR800D2N5/1G
N/A
Elpida
DS
E5108AJBG-8E-E
1G
Kingston
KVR800D2N6/1G
N/A
Elpida
DS
E5108AJBG-8E-E
2G
Kingston
KVR800D2N5/2G
N/A
Elpida
DS
E1108ACBG-8E-E
4G
Kingston
N/A
N/A
Elpida
DS
E2108ABSE-8G-E
512MB
Samsung
M378T6553GZS-CF7
6
Samsung
SS
K4T51083QG-HCF7
1G
Samsung
M378T2863QZS-CF7
6
Samsung
SS
K4T1G084QQ-HCF7
1G
Samsung
M378T2953GZ3-CF7
6
Samsung
DS
K4T51083QG-HCF7
2G
Samsung
M37875663QZ3-CF7
6
Samsung
DS
K4T1G084QQ-HCF7
512MB
Qimonda
HYS64T64000EU-2.5-B2
6
Qimonda
SS
HYB18T512800B2F25FSS28380
1G
Qimonda
HYS64T128020EU-2.5-B2
6
Qimonda
DS
HYB18T512800B2F25FSS28380
1G
Corsair
XMS2-6400
4
Corsair
DS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
Corsair
XMS2-6400
5
Corsair
DS
Heat-Sink Package
512MB
HY
HYMP564U64CP8-S5 AB
5
Hynix
SS
HY5PS12821CFP-S5
1G
HY
HYMP512U64CP8-S5 AB
5
Hynix
DS
HY5PS12821CFPS5
512MB
Kingmax
KLDC28F-A8KI5
N/A
Kingmax
SS
KKA8FF1XF-JFS-25A
1G
Kingmax
KLDD48F-A8K15
N/A
Kingmax
DS
KKA8FFIXF-HFS-25A
512MB
Apacer
78.91G91.9K5
5
Apacer
SS
AM4B5708JQJS8E0751C
1G
Apacer
78.01GA0.9K5
5
Apacer
SS
AM4B5808CQJS8E0749D
2G
Apacer
78.A1GA0.9K4
5
Apacer
DS
AM4B5808CQJS8E0747D
DIMM support
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DDR2-800MHz capability
Size
Vendor
Part No.
CL
Chip Brand
SS/
DS
Chip No.
512MB
Transcend
TS128MLQ64V8J512MB
N/A
Micron
SS
7HD22 D9GMH
512MB
Transcend
TS64MLQ64V8J512MB
N/A
Transcend
SS
Heat-Sink Package
512MB
ADATA
M2OAD6G3H3160Q1E58
N/A
ADATA
SS
AD29608A8A-25EG80812
512MB
VDATA
M2GVD6G3H3160Q1E52
N/A
VDATA
SS
VD29608A8A-25EG20813
1G
ADATA
M2OAD6G314170Q1E58
N/A
ADATA
DS
AD29608A8A-25EG80810
1G
VDATA
M2GVD6G314170Q1E58
N/A
VDATA
DS
VD29608A8A-25EG80813
1G
PSC
AL7E8F73C-8E1
5
PSC
SS
A3R1GE3CFF734MAA0E
2G
PSC
AL8E8F73C-8E1
5
PSC
DS
A3R1GE3CFF734MAA0E
1G
GEIL
GB22GB6400C4DC
4
GEIL
DS
GL2L64M088BA30EB
1G
GEIL
GB24GB6400C4QC
4
GEIL
DS
GL2L64M088BA30EB
1G
GEIL
GB22GB6400C5DC
5
GEIL
DS
GL2L64M088BA30EB
1G
GEIL
GB24GB6400C5QC
5
GEIL
DS
GL2L64M088BA30EB
1G
GEIL
GX22GB6400DC
5
GEIL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
GEIL
GE22GB800C4DC
4
GEIL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
GEIL
GE24GB800C4QC
4
GEIL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
GEIL
GX22GB6400UDC
4
GEIL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
GEIL
GE22GB800C5DC
5
GEIL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
GEIL
GE24GB800C5QC
5
GEIL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
2G
GEIL
GB24GB6400C4DC
4
GEIL
DS
GL2L128M88BA25AB
2G
GEIL
GB24GB6400C5DC
5
GEIL
DS
GL2L128M88BA25AB
2G
GEIL
GB28GB6400C5QC
5
GEIL
DS
GL2L128M88BA25AB
2G
GEIL
GB28GB6400C4QC
4
GEIL
DS
GL2L128M88BA25AB
2G
GEIL
GX22GB6400LX
5
GEIL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
2G
GEIL
GX24GB6400DC
5
GEIL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
2G
GEIL
GE28GB800C5QC
5
GEIL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
2G
GEIL
GE28GB800C4QC
4
GEIL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
2G
GEIL
GX22GB6400CUSC
4
GEIL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
2G
GEIL
GE24GB800C4DC
4
GEIL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
2G
GEIL
GE24GB800C5DC
5
GEIL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
Super Talent
T800UB1GC4
4
Super Talent
DS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
G.SKILL
F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ
5
G.SKILL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
G.SKILL
F2-6400CL4D-2GBPK
4
G.SKILL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
G.SKILL
F2-6400CL4D-2GBHK
4
G.SKILL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
2G
G.SKILL
F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
5
G.SKILL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
2G
G.SKILL
F2-6400CL4D-4GBPK
4
G.SKILL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
4G
G.SKILL
F2-6400CL5Q-16GNQ
5
G.SKILL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
OCZ
OCZ2RPR8002GK
4
OCZ
DS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
OCZ
OCZ2G800R22GK
5
OCZ
DS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
OCZ
OCZ2P800R22GK
4
OCZ
DS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
OCZ
OCZ2VU8004GK
6
OCZ
DS
Heat-Sink Package
2G
OCZ
OCZ2P8004GK
5
OCZ
DS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
Elixir
M2Y1G64TU8HB0B-25C
5
Elixir
DS
N2TU51280BE-25C802006Z1DV
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DDR2-667MHz capability
Size
Vendor
Part No.
CL
Chip Brand
SS/
DS
Chip No.
512MB
Kingston
KVR667D2N5/512
N/A
Hynix
SS
HY5PS12821EFP-Y5
1G
Kingston
KVR667D2N5/1G
N/A
Hynix
DS
HY5PS12821EFP-Y5
2G
Kingston
KVR667D2N5/2G
N/A
Micron
DS
7RE22 D9HNL
512MB
Qimonda
HYS64T64000EU-3S-B2
5
Qimonda
SS
HYB18T512B00B2F3SFSS28171
1G
Qimonda
HYS64T128020EU-3S-B2
5
Qimonda
DS
HYB18T512B00B2F3SFSS28171
512MB
Corsair
VS512MB667D2
N/A
Corsair
SS
64M8CFEGPS0900647
1G
Corsair
VS1GB667D2
N/A
Corsair
DS
MID095D62864M8CEC
1G
Corsair
XMS2-5400
4
Corsair
DS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
HY
HYMP512U64CP8-Y5 AB
5
Hynix
DS
HY5PS12521CFP-Y5
512MB
Kingmax
KLCC28F-A8KB5
N/A
Kingmax
SS
KKEA88B4LAUG-29DX
1G
Kingmax
KLCD48F-A8KB5
N/A
Kingmax
DS
KKEA88B4LAUG-29DX
512MB
Apacer
AU512E667C5KBGC
5
Apacer
SS
AM4B5708MIJS7E0627B
512MB
Apacer
AU512E667C5KBGC
5
Apacer
SS
AM4B5708GQJS7E06332F
512MB
Apacer
78.91G92.9K5
5
Apacer
SS
AM4B5708JQJS7E0751C
1G
Apacer
78.01G9O.9K5
5
Apacer
SS
AM4B5808CQJS7E0751C
1G
Apacer
AU01GE667C5KBGC
N/A
Apacer
DS
AM4B5708GQJS7E0636B
1G
Apacer
AU01GE667C5KBGC
5
Apacer
DS
AM4B5708MIJS7E0627B
2G
Apacer
78.A1G9O.9K4
5
Apacer
DS
AM4B5808CQJS7E0749B
1G
Transcend
506010-4894
5
Elpida
DS
E5108AJBG-6E-E
512MB
ADATA
M2OAD5G3H3160Q1C52
N/A
ADATA
SS
AD29608A8A-3EG20813
2G
ADATA
M2OAD5H3J4170I1C53
N/A
ADATA
DS
AD20908A8A-3EG 30724
512MB
PSC
AL6E8E63J-6E1
5
PSC
SS
A3R12E3JFF717B9A00
1G
PSC
AL7E8E63J-6E1
5
PSC
DS
A3R12E3JFF717B9A01
1G
PSC
AL7E8F73C-6E1
5
PSC
SS
A3R1GE3CFF734MAA0J
2G
PSC
AL8E8F73C-6E1
5
PSC
DS
A3R1GE3CFF733MAA00
512MB
Nanya
NT512T64U88A1BY-3C
N/A
Nanya
SS
NT5TU64M8AE-3C
1G
Nanya
NT1GT64U8HB0BY-3C
5
Nanya
DS
NT5TU64M8BE-3C72155700CP
1G
GEIL
GX21GB5300SX
3
GEIL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
2G
GEIL
GX22GB5300LX
5
GEIL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
2G
GEIL
GX24GB5300LDC
5
GEIL
DS
Heat-Sink Package
1G
Super Talent
T667UB1GV
5
Super Talent
DS
PG 64M8-800 0750
512MB
Twinmos
8D-A3JK5MPETP
5
PSC
SS
A3R12E3GEF633ACAOY
1G
ELIXIR
M2Y1G64TU8HA2B-3C
5
ELIXIR
DS
M2TU51280AE-3C717095R28F
1G
ELIXIR
M2Y1G64TU8HBOB-3C
5
ELIXIR
DS
N2TU51280BE-3C639009W1CF
1G
Leadmax
LRMP512U64A8-Y5
N/A
Hynix
DS
HY5PS12821CFP-Y5 C 702AA
DIMM support
A*
B*
C*
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SS - Single-sided / DS - Double - sided
DIMM support:
• A*: Supports one module inserted into any slot as Single-channel memory configuration.
• B*: Supports one pair of modules inserted into either the yellow slots or the black slots as one pair of Dual-channel memory configuration.
• C*: Supports four modules inserted into both the yellow slots and the black slots as two pairs of Dual-channel memory configuration.
Visit the ASUS website for the latest DDR2-1066/800/667MHz QVL.
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2.4.3
Installing a DIMM
Unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other
system components. Failure to do so can cause severe damage to both the
motherboard and the components.
1.
2.
2
Unlock a DDR2 DIMM socket
by pressing the retaining clips
outward.
DDR2 DIMM notch
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the socket.
1
1
Unlocked retaining clip
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.
3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips snap
back in place and the DIMM is
properly seated.
3
Locked Retaining Clip
2.4.4
Removing a DIMM
To remove a DIMM:
1.
Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
Support the DIMM lightly with
your fingers when pressing the
retaining clips. The DIMM might
get damaged when it flips out
with extra force.
2
1
1
DDR2 DIMM notch
2.
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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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.
Ensure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards.
Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard
components.
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with
it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a
chassis).
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw
for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
Replace the system cover.
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
2.
3.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See
Chapter 4 for information on BIOS setup.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
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. Refer to the table on the next page for details.
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2.5.3
Interrupt assignments
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Standard function
System timer
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
Free
Free
Communications port (COM1)
Free
Standard floppy
Free
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
Microsoft ACPI-compliant system
Free
Free
Microsoft PS/2 mouse port
Numeric data processor
Free
Intel® ICH10 Family SM Bus controller-3A30
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
PCIE X1 slot
PCIE X1 slot
PCIE X16 slot
Onboard USB1.1 controller 1
Onboard USB1.1 controller 2
Onboard USB1.1 controller 3
Onboard USB1.1 controller 4
Onboard USB1.1 controller 5
Onboard USB1.1 controller 6
Onboard USB1.1 controller 7
Onboard USB2.0 controller 1
Onboard USB2.0 controller 2
A
B
C
D
shared shared shared shared
shared shared shared shared
shared shared shared shared
shared
shared
shared
shared
shared
shared
-
E
-
F
shared
-
G
-
H
shared
shared
-
Onboard IDE PORT
Onboard HD Audio
Onboard LAN
shared
shared
-
-
shared
-
-
Onchip SATA1
Onchip SATA2
PCI Card1
PCI Card2
PCI Card3
shared shared
shared
shared shared shared shared
shared shared shared shared
shared shared shared shared
-
-
-
-
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2.5.4
PCI slots
The PCI slots support cards such as
a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card,
and other cards that comply with PCI
specifications. The photo shows a LAN
card installed on a PCI slot.
2.5.5
PCI Express x1 slots
This motherboard supports PCI Express
x1 network cards, SCSI cards and other
cards that comply with the PCI Express
specifications. The following photo
shows a network card installed on the
PCI Express x1 slot.
2.5.6
PCI Express x16 slot
This motherboard supports one PCI
Express x16 graphics card that complies
with the PCI Express specifications. The
photo shows a graphics card installed
on the PCI Express x16 slot.
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2.6
1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup
parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button
cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include system setup
information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the onboard battery.
3. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on
pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.
4. Reinstall 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.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper
default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
CLRTC
P5QLD PRO
1 2
Normal
(Default)
2 3
Clear RTC
P5QLD PRO Clear RTC RAM
•
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to
overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R. (CPU
Parameter Recall) feature. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS
can automatically reset parameter settings to default values.
•
Due to the chipset limitation, AC power off is required prior using C.P.R.
function. You must turn off and on the power supply or unplug and plug the
power cord before reboot the system.
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2.
Keyboard power (3-pin PS2_USBPW56)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard and USB port 5-6
wake-up feature. When you set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB), you can
wake up the computer by pressing a key on the keyboard (the default is
the Space Bar) or using a USB device. This feature requires an ATX power
supply that can supply at least 1A on the +5VSB lead, and a corresponding
setting in the BIOS. The jumper is for the rear USB ports.
PS2_USBPW56
2 3
1 2
+5V
+5VSB
(Default)
P5QLD PRO
P5QLD PRO Keyboard Power Setting
3.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW1-4, USBPW7-10, USBPW1112)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep mode
(CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power mode) using
the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up from S3 and S4 sleep
modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh, power supply in reduced
power mode).
The USBPW1-4 and PS2_USBPW56 jumpers are for the rear USB ports.
The USBPW7-10 and USB1112 jumpers are for the internal USB connectors
that you can connect to additional USB ports.
USBPW1-4
1 2
+5V
P5QLD PRO
2 3
+5VSB
(Default)
USBPW1112
1 2
+5V
(Default)
2 3
+5VSB
USBPW7-10
1 2
+5V
(Default)
2 3
+5VSB
P5QLD PRO USB Device Wake Up
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•
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.
•
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
2.7
Connectors
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors
1
2
34
5
6
7
13
1.
2.
12
11
10
9
8
PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
LAN (RJ-45) port. Supported by Gigabit LAN controller, this port allows
Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub.
Refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications.
LAN port LED indications
ACT/LINK LED
Status
Description
OFF
No link
YELLOW
Linked
BLINKING Data activity
3.
4.
5.
6.
SPEED LED
Status
Description
OFF
10 Mbps connection
ORANGE 100 Mbps connection
GREEN 1 Gbps connection
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
LAN port
Rear Speaker Out port (black). This port connects the rear speakers in a
4-channel, 6-channel, or 8-channel audio configuration.
Center/Subwoofer port (orange). This port connects the center/subwoofer
speakers.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects the tape, CD, DVD player, or
other audio sources.
Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker. In
4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel configuration, the function of this port
becomes Front Speaker Out.
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7.
8.
Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.
Side Speaker Out port (gray). This port connects the side speakers in an
8-channel audio configuration.
Refer to the audio configuration table on the next page for the function of the
audio ports in 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Light Blue
Lime
Pink
Orange
Black
Gray
9.
Headset
2-channel
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
–
–
–
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
–
Rear Speaker Out
–
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Ou
–
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
10. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
11. Coaxial S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device
via a coaxial S/PDIF cable.
12. USB 2.0 ports 5 and 6. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
13. PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
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2.7.2
1.
Internal connectors
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable. Insert
one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other end to the
signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection when
using a FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
P5QLD PRO
FLOPPY
PIN1
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
P5QLD PRO Floppy Disk Drive Connector
2.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF)
port(s). Connect the S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install
the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
+5V
GND
SPDIFOUT
P5QLD PRO
SPDIF_OUT
P5QLD PRO Digital Audio Connector
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
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3.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
The onboard IDE connector is for the Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable.
There are three connectors on each Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable:
blue, black, and gray. Connect the blue connector to the motherboard’s IDE
connector, then select one of the following modes to configure your device.
Drive jumper setting
Single device
Two devices
Cable-Select or Master
Cable-Select
Master
Slave
Mode of
device(s)
Master
Slave
Master
Slave
Cable connector
Black
Black
Gray
Black or gray
•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the
Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion when you
connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 IDE devices.
If any device jumper is set as “Cable-Select,” make sure all other device
jumpers have the same setting.
PRI_IDE
P5QLD PRO
P5QLD PRO IDE Connector
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Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1-6)
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
SATA5
SATA3
SATA1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
RSATA_TXN1
RSATA_TXP1
GND
SATA2
GND
RSATA_RXP3
RSATA_RXN3
GND
RSATA_TXN3
RSATA_TXP3
GND
SATA4
GND
RSATA_RXP5
RSATA_RXN5
GND
RSATA_TXN5
RSATA_TXP5
GND
P5QLD PRO
SATA6
GND
RSATA_TXP4
RSATA_TXN4
GND
RSATA_RXN4
RSATA_RXP4
GND
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk
drives.
GND
RSATA_TXP6
RSATA_TXN6
GND
RSATA_RXN6
RSATA_RXP6
GND
4.
P5QLD PRO SATA Connectors
Connect the right-angle side
of SATA signal cable to SATA
device. Or you may connect the
right-angle side of SATA cable to
the onboard SATA port to avoid
mechanical conflict with huge
graphics cards.
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USB connectors (10-1 pin USB78, USB910, USB1112)
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
USB+5V
USB_P11USB_P11+
GND
USB910 1
1
USB+5V
USB_P9USB_P9+
GND
USB78
USB1112 1
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
P5QLD PRO
USB+5V
USB_P10 USB_P10 +
GND
NC
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable
to any of these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the
back of the system chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0
specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
USB+5V
USB_P12 USB_P12 +
GND
NC
5.
P5QLD PRO USB 2.0 Connectors
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
You can connect the front panel USB cable to the ASUS Q-Connector (USB,
blue) first, and then install the Q-Connector (USB) to the USB connector
onboard if your chassis supports front panel USB ports.
The USB module cable is purchased separately.
6.
Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources
such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
P5QLD PRO
Left Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Right Audio Channel
CD
(black)
P5QLD PRO Internal Audio Connector
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7.
CPU, chassis, and power fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN, 3-pin PWR_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA~2000 mA (24 W max.)
or a total of 1 A~7 A (84 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!
CHA_FAN
GND
+12V
Rotation
P5QLD PRO
CPU_FAN
GND
CPU FAN PWR
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWM
PWR_FAN
Rotation
+12V
GND
P5QLD PRO Fan Connectors
Only the 4-pin CPU_FAN connector supports the ASUS Q-FAN feature.
8.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
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.
COM1
PIN1
P5QLD PRO
P5QLD PRO COM Port Connector
The serial port module is purchased separately.
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9.
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor or switch.
Connect one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch cable to this
connector. The chassis intrusion sensor or switch sends a high-level signal to
this connector when a chassis component is removed or replaced. The signal
is then generated as a chassis intrusion event.
By default, the pin labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted with
a jumper cap. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to use the
chassis intrusion detection feature.
Chassis Signal
GND
P5QLD PRO
+5VSB_MB
CHASSIS
(Default)
P5QLD PRO Intrusion Connector
10. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that
supports either HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end
of the front panel audio I/O module cable to this connector.
AAFP
NC
AGND
NC
NC
Legacy AC’97
compliant definition
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
SENSE2_RETUR
PORT1L
PORT1R
PORT2R
SEBSE_SEND
PORT2L
P5QLD PRO
GND
PRESENSE#
SENSE1_RETUR
HD-audio-compliant
pin definition
P5QLD PRO Front Panel Audio Connector
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•
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We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module
to this connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability.
If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector, set the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD Audio];
if you want to connect an AC'97 front panel audio module to this connector,
set the item to [AC97]. By default, this connector is set to [HD Audio]. See
section 4.5.3 Onboard Devices Configuration for details.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
11. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin EATX12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs
are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper
orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
ATX12V
+12V DC
GND
+12V DC
GND
P5QLD PRO
P5QLD PRO ATX Power Connector
•
•
•
EATXPWR
+3 Volts
-12 Volts
Ground
PSON#
Ground
Ground
Ground
-5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
Power OK
+5V Standby
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+3 Volts
For a fully configured system, we recommend that you use a power supply
unit (PSU) that complies with ATX 12 V Specification 2.0 (or later version)
and provides a minimum power of 400 W.
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin EATX12V power plug; otherwise, the
system will not boot.
Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when
configuring a system with more power-consuming devices. The system
may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate.
• The ATX 12 V Specification 2.0-compliant (400W) PSU has been tested
to support the motherboard power requirements with the following
configuration:
CPU: Intel® Pentium® Extreme 3.73GHz
Memory: 512 MB DDR2 (x4)
Graphics card: ASUS EAX1900XT
Parallel ATA device: IDE hard disk drive
Serial ATA device: SATA hard disk drive (x2)
Optical drive: DVD-RW
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12. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
PANEL
PLED
Ground
Reset
Ground
PWR
IDE_LEDIDE_LED+
+IDE_LED
Speaker
Ground
Ground
+5V
PLED-
PLED+
P5QLD PRO
SPEAKER
RESET
PWRSW
* Requires an ATX power supply
P5QLD PRO System Panel Connector
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System power LED (2-pin PLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis
power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when
you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
•
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
•
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
•
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
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.
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker.
The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
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.
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system
reboot without turning off the system power.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
Q-Connector (system panel)
You can use ASUS Q-Connector to connect / disconnect chassis front panel
cables by only a few steps. Directions below shows how to install ASUS
Q-Connector.
Step1.
Connect correct front panel to ASUS
Q-Connector first. You can refer to the
marking on Q-Connector itself to know the
detail pin definition.
Step2.
Properly install the ASUS Q-Connector to the
System panel connctor.
Step3.
Front panel functions are enabled.
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
This chapter describes the power up
sequence, the vocal POST messages,
and ways of shutting down the system.
3
Powering up
Chapter summary
3.1
3.2
3
Starting up for the first time......................................................... 3-1
Turning off the computer.............................................................. 3-2
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Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system
chassis.
2.
4.
5.
6.
Ensure that all switches are off.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge
protector.
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
After applying power, the system power LED on the system front panel case
lights up. For systems with ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up
when you press the ATX power button. If your monitor complies with “green”
standards or if it has a “power standby” feature, the monitor LED may light up
or switch between orange and green after the system LED turns on.
The system then runs the power-on self 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 self test. Check the jumper settings and connections or call your
retailer for assistance.
AMI BIOS beep codes
BIOS Beep
One short beep
Description
VGA detected
Quick boot set to disabled
No keyboard detected
One continuous beep followed by two No memory detected
short beeps then a pause (repeated)
One continuous beep followed by three No VGA detected
short beeps
One continuous beep followed by four Hardware component failure
short beeps
7.
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
Turning off the computer
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function
If you are using Windows® XP:
1. Click the Start button then select Turn Off Computer.
2. Click the Turn Off button to shut down the computer.
3.
The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
If you are using Windows® Vista:
1. Click the Start button then select ShutDown.
2. The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
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”
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
4.3
Main menu................................................................................... 4-13
4.5
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-22
4.7
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-31
4.2
4.4
4.6
4.8
4.9
BIOS setup program................................................................... 4-10
Ai Tweaker menu......................................................................... 4-17
Power menu................................................................................. 4-28
Tools menu.................................................................................. 4-36
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-40
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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.
ASUS Update: Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.
2.
ASUS EZ Flash 2: Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a floppy disk or a
USB flash disk.
3.
ASUS AFUDOS: Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable floppy
disk.
4.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3: Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk,
a USB flash disk or the motherboard support DVD when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk or
a USB flash 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
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
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
•
•
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support DVD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an
Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
Place the support DVD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
3.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
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Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
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1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start
> Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update
main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from
the Internet option from the
drop‑down menu, then click Next.
3.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest
you to avoid network traffic, or
click Auto Select. Click Next.
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.
5.
From the FTP site, select the BIOS
version that you wish to download.
Click Next.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself through
the Internet. Always update the
utility to avail all its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start
> Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update
main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from a file
option from the drop‑down menu,
then click Next.
3.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open
window, then click Open.
4.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
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P5QLDPRO
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4.1.2
1.
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Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do any 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 Start from the Windows® desktop, then select My Computer.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click File from the menu, then select Format. A Format 3 1/2 Floppy Disk window appears.
e. Select Create an MS-DOS startup disk from the format options field, then click Start.
Windows® Vista environment
a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click
from the Windows® desktop, then select Computer.
c. Right-click Floppy Disk Drive then click Format to display the
Format 3 1/2 Floppy dialog box.
d. Select the Create an MS-DOS startup disk check box.
e. Click Start.
2.
Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable floppy
disk.
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.1.3
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to go
through the long process of booting from a floppy disk and using a DOS‑based
utility. The EZ Flash 2 utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is accessible by pressing
<Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self Tests (POST).
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
1.
2.
3.
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file for
the motherboard.
Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk or a USB flash disk, then restart the
system.
You can launch the EZ Flash 2 in two ways.
(1) Insert the floppy disk / USB flash disk that contains the BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive or the USB port.
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.24
FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L8005
Current ROM
BOARD: P5QLD Pro
VER: 0314 (H:00 B:03)
DATE: 05/27/2008
PATH: A:\
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
A:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load [Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[B] Backup
[V] Drive Info
[ESC] Exit
(2) Enter BIOS setup program. Go to the Tools menu to select EZ Flash 2
and press <Enter> to enable it.
4.
You can switch between drives by pressing <Tab> before the correct file
is found. Then press <Enter>.
When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash 2 performs the BIOS update
process and automatically reboots the system when done.
•
•
This function can support devices such as USB flash disk, or floppy disk
with FAT 32/16 format and single partition only.
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure!
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4.1.4
AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment using
a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also allows you to
copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when the BIOS fails or gets
corrupted during the updating process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
2.
•
Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at least
1024KB 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.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support DVD to
the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /o[filename]
where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than eight
alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three alphanumeric
characters for the extension name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
Main filename
3.
Extension name
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(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.
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
4-
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.
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact BIOS
filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
3.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support DVD to
the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable floppy
disk.
A:\>afudos /iP5QLPRO.ROM
4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iP5QLDPRO.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!
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 /iP5QLDPRO.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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4.1.5
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore
the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can
update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD, a floppy disk or
a USB flash disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
•
Prepare the motherboard support DVD, the floppy disk or the USB flash
disk containing the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
•
For the P5QLD PRO motherboard, this utility will not function when you use
a PATA optical drive.
•
Always connect the SATA cable to the SATA1 / SATA 2 connector;
otherwise, the utility will not function.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
2.
3.
Turn on the system.
Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the floppy disk
drive.
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 “P5QLDPRO.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can
cause system boot failure!
4.
4-
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
Recovering the BIOS from the support DVD
To recover the BIOS from the support DVD:
1.
Turn on the system.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the DVD
for the BIOS file.
2.
Insert the motherboard support DVD to the optical drive.
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 DVD-ROM...
DVD-ROM found!
Reading file “P5QLDPRO.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
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.
Recovering the BIOS from a USB flash disk
To recover the BIOS from a USB flash disk:
1.
Insert a USB flash disk that contains BIOS file to the USB port.
3.
The utility will automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file When found,
the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted BIOS file.
2.
4.
Turn on the system.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
•
Only the USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and single partition can
support ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3. The device size should be smaller than
8GB.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so
can cause system boot failure!
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4.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) 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
SPI chip.
The SPI chip on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up the
computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. Press
<Del> during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility; otherwise,
POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, reboot the system by doing any of the
following procedures:
•
Restart using the OS standard shut-down procedure.
•
Press the reset button on the system chassis.
•
•
Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> simultaneously.
Press the power button to turn the system off then back on.
Using the power button, reset button, or the <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> keys to
force reset from a running operating system can cause damage to your data
or system. We recommend to always shut-down the system properly from the
operating system.
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 Load Setups Default item under the
Exit Menu. See section 4.9 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
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
Configuration fields
1
2
3
4
5
6
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[Not
[Not
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Storage Configuration
System Information
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
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Detected]
Detected]
General help
Tools
Exit
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to select
a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Field
Tab Select Field
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
For changing the basic system configuration
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Ai Tweaker
For configuring system performance settings
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Tools
For configuring options for special functions
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings.
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard
until the desired item is highlighted.
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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4.2.4
Menu items
The highlighted item on the
menu bar displays the specific
items for that menu. For
example, selecting Main shows
the Main menu items.
The other items (Ai Tweaker,
Advanced, Power, Boot, and
Exit) on the menu bar have their
respective menu items.
4.2.5
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
Ai Tweaker
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
1
2
3
4
5
6
Tools
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
Exit
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to select
a field.
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Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
Time.
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Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Field
Tab Select Field
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
Storage Configuration
System Information
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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 user- configurable,
you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item
that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is 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
General help
Main
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
1
2
3
4
5
6
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[Not Detected]
Options
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Detected]
Disabled
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3.5 in.
[Not
1.44M,
3.5 in.
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
Storage Configuration
System Information
Tools
Exit
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to select
a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
Time.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Field
Tab Select Field
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Pop-up window
Scroll bar
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 Main 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
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
1
2
3
4
5
6
Tools
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[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Storage Configuration
System Information
Exit
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to select
a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Field
Tab Select Field
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] [720K, 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
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4.3.4
SATA 1~6
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE devices.
There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item then
press <Enter> to display the IDE device information.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
SATA 1
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: ST380817AS
Size
: 80.0GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16Sectors
PIO Mode
: 4
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-5
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type [Auto]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Block(Multi-Sector Transfer)M
[Auto]
PIO Mode [Auto]
DMA Mode [Auto]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled]
Select the type of
device connected to
the system.
+-
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
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.
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) M [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]
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Selects the PIO mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
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DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.3.5
Storage Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the SATA
devices installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter> if you want to
configure the item.
SATA Configuration
Options
SATA Configuration
Configure SATA as
[Enhanced]
[IDE]
Hard Disk Write Protect
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)
[Disabled]
[35]
Disabled
Compatiable
Enhanced
SATA Configuration [Enhanced]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Compatible] [Enhanced]
Configure SATA as [IDE]
Sets the configuration for the Serial ATA connectors supported by the
Southbridge chip. Configuration options: [IDE] [AHCI]
Due to Intel chipset driver support regulation, the AHCI mode is not supported in
Windows XP environment. The AHCI mode is only supported by Windows Vista
with OS built-in driver.
Hard Disk Write Protect [Disabled]
Disables or enables device write protection. This will be effective only if device is
accessed throuh BIOS. Configuration option: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec) [35]
Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.
Configuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35]
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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
Bios Information
Version
: 0314
Build Date : 05/27/08
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz
: 1866MHz
: 2
System Memory
Installed Size: 512MB
Usable Size
: 512MB
Select Screen
Select Item
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 system memory.
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4.4
Ai Tweaker menu
The Ai Tweaker menu items allow you to configure system performance settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Extreme Tweaker menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main Ai Tweaker
Advanced
Power
Boot
Configure System Performance Settings
Ai Overclock Tuner
[Auto]
FSB Strap to North Bridge [Auto]
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
DRAM Timing Control [Auto]
1st Information: 5-5-5-15-3-36-5-3
2nd Information: 8-3-5-4-6-4-6
3rd Information: 13-5-1-5-5
DRAM Static Read Control [Auto]
DRAM Read Training [Auto]
MEM. OC Charger [Auto]
Ai Clock Twister [Auto]
Ai Transaction Booster [Auto]
C/P: A1 A2 A3 A4
LVL: 09 09 09 09
********Please Key in numbers directly!********
CPU Voltage
FSB Termination Voltage
[Auto]
[Auto]
Tools
Exit
Manual
Auto
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Field
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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Scroll down to display the following items:
Memory Voltage [Auto]
North Bridge Voltage [Auto]
South Bridge Voltage [Auto]
**************************************************
Load-Line Calibration [Auto]
CPU GTL Reference [Auto]
CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto]
PCIE Spread Spectrum [Auto]
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Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto]
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU internal
frequency. Select either one of the preset overclocking configuration options:
Manual - allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
Auto - loads the optimal settings for the system.
The follow items appear only when you set the [Ai Overclock Tuner] item to
[Manual].
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FSB Frequency [xxx]
Displays the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus and
PCI bus. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the FSB frequency. You can
also type the desired FSB frequency using the numeric keypad. The values
range from 200 to 800. Refer to the table below for the correct Front Side Bus
and CPU External Frequency settings.
FSB / CPU External Frequency Synchronization
Front Side Bus
FSB 1600
FSB 1333
FSB 1066
FSB 800
CPU External Frequency
400 MHz
333 MHz
266 MHz
200 MHz
PCIE Frequency [XXX]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the PCIE frequency. You can also type
the desired PCIE frequency using the numeric keypad. The values range
from 100 to 180.
FSB Strap to North Bridge [Auto]
Allows you to adjust the FSB strap. Configuration options: [Auto] [200MHz]
[266MHz] [333MHz] [400MHz]
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the DDR2 operating frequency. Configuration options: [Auto]
[DDR2-533MHz] [DDR2-639MHz] [DDR2-667MHz] [DDR2-709MHz]
[DDR2-800MHz] [DDR2-852MHz] [DDR2-887MHZ] [DDR2-1066MHz]
Selecting a very high DRAM frequency may cause the system to become
unstable! If this happens, revert to the default setting.
DRAM Timing Control [Auto]
Allows selection of the DRAM timing configuration. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Manual]
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•
The following items appear only when you set the [DRAM Timing Control]
item to [Manual].
•
The configuration options for some of the following items vary depending
on the DIMMs you install on the motherboard.
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
1st Information: 5-5-5-15-3-36-5-3
CAS# Latency [5 DRAM Clocks]
Configuration options: [3 DRAM Clocks] ~ [11 DRAM Clocks]
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [5 DRAM Clocks]
Configuration options: [3 DRAM Clocks] ~ [18 DRAM Clocks]
DRAM RAS# Precharge [5 DRAM Clocks]
Configuration options: [3 DRAM Clocks] ~ [18 DRAM Clocks]
DRAM RAS# Activate to Precha [15 DRAM Clocks]
Configuration options: [3 DRAM Clocks] ~ [18 DRAM Clocks]
RAS# to RAS# Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks] ~ [15 DRAM Clocks]
Row Refresh Cycle Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [20 DRAM Clocks] [25 DRAM Clocks]
[30 DRAM Clocks] [35 DRAM Clocks] [42 DRAM Clocks]
Write Recovery Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks] ~ [15 DRAM Clocks]
Read to Precharge Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks] ~ [15 DRAM Clocks]
2nd Information: 8-3-5-4-6-4-6
READ to WRITE Delay (S/D) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks] ~ [15 DRAM Clocks]
WRITE to READ Delay (S) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks] ~ [15 DRAM Clocks]
WRITE to READ Delay (D) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks] ~ [15 DRAM Clocks]
READ to READ Delay (S) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks] ~ [15 DRAM Clocks]
READ to READ Delay (D) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks] ~ [15 DRAM Clocks]
WRITE to WRITE Delay (S) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks] ~ [15 DRAM Clocks]
WRITE to WRITE Delay (D) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks] ~ [15 DRAM Clocks]
3rd Information: 13-5-1-5-5
WRITE to PRE Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks] ~ [15 DRAM Clocks]
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READ to PRE Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks] ~ [15 DRAM Clocks]
PRE to PRE Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks] ~ [3 DRAM Clocks]
ALL PRE to ACT Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks] ~ [15 DRAM Clocks]
ALL PRE to REF Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks] ~ [15 DRAM Clocks]
DRAM Static Read Control [Auto]
Adjusting this item might enhance DRAM overclocking ability.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
DRAM Read Training [Auto]
Adjusting this item might enhance DRAM overclocking ability.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
MEM. OC Charger [Auto]
Adjusting this item might enhance DRAM overclocking ability.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Ai Clock Twister [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM performance. Set this item to [Light] or [Lighter]
to enhance DRAM compatibility, or [Strong] or [Stronger] to accelerate DRAM
performance.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Lighter] [Light] [Moderate] [Strong] [Stronger]
Ai Transaction Booster [Auto]
Allows you to set the system performance.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
The following two sub-items appear only when you set the Ai Transaction
Booster item to [Manual].
C/P: B1 b2 B3 B4
LVL: 09 09 09 09
Common Performance Level [05]
Set this item to a higher level for better compatibility or a lower level for better
performance. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
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Pull-In of CHA/B PH1/2/3/4 [Disabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to apply enhancement on DRAM Channel A and B,
Phase 1 to 4. The number of phases is determined by DRAM frequency and
FSB strap. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU VCore voltage. The values range from 0.8500V to
1.6000V with a 0.00625V interval. Configuration options: [Auto]
Refer to the CPU documentation before setting the CPU Vcore voltage. Setting
a high VCore voltage may damage the CPU permanently, and setting a low
VCore voltage may make the system unstable.
FSB Termination Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the front side bus termination voltage. The values range from
1.20V* to 1.50V with a 0.10V interval.
The minimum and standard values become 1.10V when 45nm CPU is detected.
Memory Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the memory voltage manually or Auto. Use the <+> and <-> keys
to adjust the value. Configuration options: [Auto]
North Bridge Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the NB voltage manually or Auto. Use the <+> and <-> keys to
adjust the value. Configuration options: [Auto]
Setting a very high voltage may damage the component permanently, and
setting a very low voltage may cause the system to become unstable.
South Bridge Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the SB voltage. The values range from 1.50V to 1.70V with a
0.20V interval. Configuration options: [Auto]
Load-Line Calibration [Auto]
Allows you to select the CPU Load-Line mode. Set to [Disabled] to follow Intel
specifications, or to [Enabled] to improve CPU VDroop directly.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU GTL Reference [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU GTL voltage reference. Configuration options: [Auto]
[0.667x] [0.65x] [0.63x] [0.615x]
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CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU spread spectrum. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Disabled]
PCIE Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Allows you to set the PCIE spread spectrum. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Disabled]
4.5
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other
system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Main
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
USB Configuration
PCIPnP
Tools
Exit
Configure CPU.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Field
Tab Select Field
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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4.5.1
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
Manufacturer:Intel
Brand String:Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz
Frequency
:1.86GHz
FSB Speed
:1066MHz
Cache L1
:64 KB
Cache L2
:2048 KB
Ratio Status:Unlocked (Min:06, Max:07)
Ratio Actual Value :7
CPUID
:6F2
CPU Ratio Setting
C1E Support Max CPUID Value Limit
Intel(R) Virtualization Tech
CPU TM function:
Execute-Disable Bit Capability
Intel(R) SpeedStep(TM) Tech
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[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
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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CPU Ratio Setting [Auto]
Sets the ration between CPU core clock and the FSB frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto]
If an invalid ratio is set in CMOS then actual and setpoint values my differ.
Key in ratio numbers directly.
C1E Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable C1E Support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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]
Intel® Virtualization Technology [Enabled]
Enables or disables Intel® Virtualization Technology. Virtualization enhanced by
Intel® Virtualization Technology allows a platform to run multiple operating systems
and applications in independent partitons. With virtualization, one computer
system can function as multiple virtual systems. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
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CPU TM function [Enabled]
Enables or disables Intel® CPU Thermal Monitor (TM) function, a CPU overheating
protection function. When enabled, the CPU core frequency and voltage are
reduced when the CPU overheats. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Execute-Disable Bit Capability [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the No-Execution Page Protection Technology.
Setting this item to [Disabled] forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero
(0). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you installed an Intel® Pentium® 4 or later
CPU that supports the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST).
Intel® SpeedStep™ Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to use the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep™ Technology. When set to
[Enabled], 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: [Enabled] [Disabled]
4.5.2
Chipset
The Chipset 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
WARMING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Configure North Bridge features.
North Bridge Configuration
North Bridge Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
North Bridge Chipset Configuration
Memory Remap Feature
[Enabled]
PCI MMIO Allocation: 4GB To 3328MB
Memory Hole [Disabled]
Initiate Graphic Adapter
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[PEG/PCI]
ENABLE: Allow
remapping of
overlapped PCI memory
above the total
physical memory.
DISABLE: Do not allow
remapping of memory.
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Memory Remap Feature [Enabled]
Allows you to enabled or disable the remapping of the overlapped PCI memory
above the total physical memory. Enable this option only when you install 64-bit
operating system. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Memory Hole [Disabled]
Allows you to configure the memory hole. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[15MB-16MB]
Initiate Graphic Adapter [PEG/PCI]
Allows you to decide which graphics controller to use as the primary boot device.
Configuration options: [PCI/PEG] [PEG/PCI]
4.5.3
Onboard Devices Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure Win667HG Super IO Chipset
High Definition Audio
Front Panel Type
SPDIF_OUT Mode Setting
JMB368 IDE controller Onboard PCIE GbE LAN
LAN Option ROM
[Enabled]
[HD Audio]
[SPDIF Output]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Serial Port1 Address
[3F8/IRQ4]
Enable or Disable
High Definition Audio
Controller
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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High Definition Audio [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the High Definition Audio. The following item
appears only when you enable this item.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Front Panel Type [HD Audio]
Allows you to set the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy
AC’97 or high-definition audio depending on the audio standard that the front
panel audio module supports. Configuration options: [AC97] [HD Audio]
SPDIF_OUT Mode Setting [SPDIF Output]
Allows you to set the SPDIF_OUT mode. Configuration options:
[HDMI Output] [SPDIF Output]
JMB368 IDE controller [Enabled]
Allows you to disable or enable the onboard JMB368 IDE controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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Onboard PCIE GbE LAN [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
LAN Option ROM [Disabled]
This item appears only when you enable the previous item.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
4.5.4
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
USB Configuration
USB Devices Enabled:
None
USB Functions
USB 2.0 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
BIOS EHCI Hand-off
Legacy USB Support Options
Disabled
Enhanced
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[HiSpeed]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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The USB Devices Enabled item shows auto-detected values. If no USB device
is detected, the item shows None.
USB Functions [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB functions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to set the USB 2.0 controller mode to HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or
FullSpeed (12 Mbps). This item appears only when you enable the USB 2.0
Controller item. Configuration options: [FullSpeed ] [HiSpeed ]
BIOS EHCI Hand-off [Enabled]
Allows you to enable support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off
feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. Setting to [Auto]
allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. If detected,
the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the
legacy USB support is disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
4.5.5
PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP
devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S
[No]
NO: lets the BIOS
configure all the
devices in the system.
YES: lets the
operating system
configure Plug and Play
(PnP) devices not
required for boot if
your system has a Plug
and Play operating
system.
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]
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4.6
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Power Management (APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display the
configuration options.
Main
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
Suspend Mode
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI APIC Support
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Tools
Exit
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
Select Screen
Select Item
+Change Option
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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4.6.1
Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) state
to be used for system suspend. Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only]
[Auto]
[S1(POS) Only] - Enables the system to enter the ACPI S1 (Power on Suspend) sleep state. In S1 sleep state, the system appears suspended and stays in a low power mode. The system can be resumed at any time.
[S3 Only] - Enables the system to enter the ACPI S3 (Suspend to RAM) sleep state (default). In S3 sleep state, the system appears to be off and consumes less power than in the S1 state. When signaled by a
wake-up device or event, the system resumes to its working state
exactly where it was left off.
[Auto] - Detected by OS.
4.6.2
ACPI 2.0 Support [Disabled]
Allows you to add more tables for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) 2.0 specifications. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.6.3
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) support in the Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC). When
set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.6.4
APM Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Power
APM Configuration
Restore on AC Power Loss
[Power Off]
Power
Power
Power
Power
Power
Power
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
On
On
On
On
On
On
By
By
By
By
By
By
RTC Alarm
External Modems
PCI Devices
PCIE Devices
PS/2 Keyboard
PS/2 Mouse
<Enter> to select
whether or not to
restart the system
after AC power loss.
+-
F1
F10
ESC
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Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
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Restore On AC Power Loss [Power Off]
When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power loss. When set to
Last State, the system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state
was before the AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this item is
set to Enabled, the items RTC Alarm Date/ RTC Alarm Hour/ RTC Alarm Minute/
RTC Alarm Second will become user-configurable with set values.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By External Modems [Disabled]
This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the
computer when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in Softoff mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and
applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the first
try. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the computer is off
causes an initialization string that turns the system power on.
Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PME to wake up from S5 by PCI devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PCIE Devices [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to disable the Power On by PS/2 keyboard function or set specific keys
on the PS/2 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] [Space Bar] [Ctrl-Esc] [Power Key]
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]
4.6.5
Hardware Monitor
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Power
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
[25ºC/77ºF]
[41ºC/105.5ºF]
CPU Fan Speed
CPU Q-Fan Control
Chassis Fan Speed
[4440RPM]
[Disabled]
Power Fan Speed
[N/A]
CPU Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
[ 1.080V]
[ 3.232V]
[ 5.040V]
[12.208V]
[N/A]
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F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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CPU Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the motherboard
and CPU temperatures. Select [Ignored] if you do not wish to display the detected
temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A.
CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU Q-Fan controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The CPU Fan Profile item appears when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control
feature.
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CPU Fan Profile [Standard]
Allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the CPU Q-Fan.
Configuration options: [Standard] [Silent] [Turbo]
Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the chassis
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A.
Power Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the power
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A.
CPU Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage [xxxxV] or
[Ignored]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through
the onboard voltage regulators. Select [Ignored] if you do not want to detect this
item.
4.7
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
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
Tools
Exit
Specifies the Boot
Device Priority
sequence.
A virtual floppy disk
drive (Floppy Drive B:)
may appear when you set
the CD-ROM drive as the
first boot device.
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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4.7.1
Boot Device Priority
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
[Hard Drive]
[ATAPI CD-ROM]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
availabe devices.
A device enclosed
in parenthesis has
been disabled in
the corresponding
type menu.
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F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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1st ~ xxth Boot Device
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices.
The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of
devices installed in the system.
Configuration options: [1st FLOPPY DRIVE] [Hard Drive] [ATAPI CD-ROM]
[Disabled]
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4.7.2
Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
[Enabled]
Full Screen Logo
[Enabled]
AddOn ROM Display Mode
[Force BIOS]
Bootup Num-Lock
[On]
PS/2 Mouse Support
[Auto]
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error
[Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display[Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture
[Disabled]
Allows 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]
This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.
AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when error
occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message Press DEL to run Setup
during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap Interrupt 19.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.7.3
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
disabled password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
Save and Exit
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 Not Installed. After you set
a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1.
2.
3.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.
On the password box, key in a password containing up to six letter or
numbers, or both, then click <Enter>.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message Password Installed appears after you successfully set your
password.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps in setting a supervisor
password.
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To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password then
press <Enter> twice. 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.
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
disabled password.
[Full Access]
[Setup]
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
Save and Exit
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]
[No Access] - prevents user access to the Setup utility.
[View Only] - allows access but does not allow change to any field.
[Limited] - allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and Time.
[Full Access] - allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password item on
top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a password, this
item shows Installed.
To set a User Password:
1.
2.
3.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
On the password box, key in a password containing up to six letter or
numbers, or both, then click <Enter>.
Confirm the password when prompted.
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The message Password Installed appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps in setting a user password.
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]
4.8
Tools menu
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
Tools
Exit
Press ENTER
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Inc. to run
ASUS EZ Flash
2 (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Megatrends,
the utility to select
and update BIOS.
Express Gate
[Enabled]
This utility doesn't
Enter OS Timer
[10 Seconds]
support :
Reset User Data
[No]
1.NTFS format
AI NET 2
ASUS O.C. Profile
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
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Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.8.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Enter>, a confirmation
message appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No],
then press <Enter> to confirm your choice. Please see section 4.1.3 for details.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.24
FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L8005
Current ROM
BOARD: P5QLD Pro
VER: 0314 (H:00 B:03)
DATE: 05/27/2008
PATH: A:\
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
A:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load [Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[B] Backup
[V] Drive Info
[ESC] Exit
4.8.2
Express Gate [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Express Gate feature. The ASUS
Express Gate feature is a unique instant-on environment that provides quick
access to the Internet browser and Skype. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enter OS Timer [10 Seconds]
Sets countdown duration that the system waits at the Express Gate’s first
screen before starting Windows or other installed OS. Choose [Prompt User]
to stay at the first screen of Express Gate for user action.
Configuration options: [Prompt User] [1 second] [3 seconds] [5 seconds]
[10 seconds] [15 seconds] [20 seconds] [30 seconds]
Reset User Data [No]
Allows you to clear Express Gate’s user data.
Configuration options: [No] [Reset]
When setting this item to [Reset], make sure to save the setting to the BIOS
so that the user data will be cleared the next time you enter the Express
Gate. User data includes the Express Gate’s settings as well as any personal
information stored by the web browser (bookmarks, cookies, browsing
history, etc.). This is useful in the rare case where corrupt settings prevent the
Express Gate environment from launching properly.
The first time wizard will run again when you enter the Express Gate
environment after clearing its settings.
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4.8.3
AI NET 2
AI NET 2
Pair Status
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Tools
Check Atheros LAN
cable during POST.
Length
Check Atheros LAN cable
[Disabled]
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Check Atheros LAN cable [Disabled]
Enables or disables checking of the Atheros LAN cable during the Power-On
Self‑Test (POST).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.8.4
ASUS O.C. Profile
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Tools
O.C. PROFILE Configuration
O.C. Profile 1 Status
O.C. Profile 2 Status
Save BIOS settings
to Profile 1
:Not Installed
:Not Installed
Save to Profile 1
Load from Profile 1
Save to Profile 2
Load from Profile 2
Start O.C. Profile
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Save to Profle 1/2
Allows you to save the current BIOS file to the BIOS Flash. Press <Enter> to save
the file.
Load from Profile 1/2
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Press
<Enter> to load the file.
Start O.C. Profile
Allows you to run the utility to save and load CMOS. Press <Enter> to run the
utility.
ASUSTek O.C. Profile Utility V1.24
Current CMOS
BOARD: P5QLD Pro
VER: 0314 (H:00 B:03)
DATE: 05/27/2008
PATH: A:\
Update CMOS
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
A:
Note
[Enter] Select
[Y] Yes
[Left/Right] Switch
[N/Esc] No
•
•
This function can support devices such as USB flash disk or floppy
disk with FAT 32/16 format and single partition only.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent the system boot failure!
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4.9
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
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Tools
Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Select Screen
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. SelectSelect
one of Item
the options
Enter Go to Sub-screen
from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit. F1
General Help
F10
ESC
Save and Exit
Exit
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit
menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM. An onboard
backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even when the PC is turned
off. When you select this option, a confirmation window appears. Select OK to save
changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes, the
program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save your changes
before exiting. Press <Enter> to save the changes while exiting.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you made to the
Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than System Date, System
Time, and Password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation before exiting.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears. Select
OK to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the
Setup menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation
window appears. Select OK to load default values. Select Exit & Save Changes
or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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This chapter describes the contents
of the support CD that comes with the
motherboard package.
5
Software
support
Chapter summary
5
5.1
Installing an operating system.................................................... 5-1
5.3
Software information.................................................................. 5-10
5.2
Support DVD information............................................................. 5-1
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5.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® XP/Vista operating systems (OS). Always
install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize the features
of your hardware.
5.2
•
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for reference only. Refer to your OS
documentation for detailed information.
•
Ensure that you install the Windows® XP Service Pack3 or later versions
before installing the drivers for better compatibility and system stability.
Support DVD information
The support DVD that came with the motherboard package contains the drivers,
software applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard
features.
The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without
notice. Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.
5.2.1
Running the support DVD
Place the support DVD to the optical drive. The DVD automatically displays the
Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
Click an icon to
display support
DVD/motherboard
information
Click an item to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support
DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the
ASSETUP.EXE to run the DVD.
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5.2.2
Drivers menu
The Drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
ASUS InstAll
Installs the ASUS InstAll - Installation wizard for drivers.
Norton Internet Security 2009
Installs the Norton Internet security 2009.
Realtek Audio Driver
Installs the Realtek® ALC1200 audio driver and application.
Intel Chipset Inf Update Program
Installs the Intel® chipset Inf update program.
Atheros AR8121 PCI-E Ethernet Controller
Installs the Atheros AR8121 PCI-E Ethernet controller.
ASUS EPU-4 Engine
Installs the ASUS EPU-4 Engine.
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5.2.3
Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the
motherboard supports.
ASUS InstAll - Installation Wizard for Utilities
Installs all of the utilities through the Installation Wizard.
ASUS PC Probe II
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system voltages,
and alerts you of any detected problems. This utility helps you keep your computer
in healthy operating condition.
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in a
Windows® environment. This utility requires an Internet connection either through a
network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
ASUS AI Suite
The ASUS AI Suite is an innovative application to do overclocking, fan control,
power saving and quiet thermal control.
Adobe Reader 8
Installs the Adobe® Reader that allows you to open, view, and print documents in
Portable Document Format (PDF).
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Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
Installs the Microsoft® DirectX 9.0c driver. The Microsoft DirectX® 9.0c is a
multimedia technology that enhances computer graphics and sound. DirectX®
improves the multimedia features of you computer so you can enjoy watching
TV and movies, capturing videos, or playing games in your computer. Visit the
Microsoft website at http://www.microsoft.com for updates.
ASUS Express Gate Installer
Allows you to install or update Express Gate functions.
Atheros Ethernet Utility
Installs the Atheros Ethernet utility.
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5.2.4
Manual menu
The Manual menu contains a list of supplementary user manuals. Click an item to
open the folder of the user manual.
Most user manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install the
Adobe® Reader from the Utilities menu before opening a user manual file.
Realtek HD Audio User’s Manual
Allows you to open the Realtek HD Audio User Manual.
NIS 2009 Subscription Renewal Guide
Allows you to open the NIS 2009 Subscription Renewal Guide.
ASUS Motherboard Installation Guide
Allows you to open the ASUS Motherboard Installation Guide.
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5.2.5
ASUS Contact information
Click the Contact 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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5.2.6
Other information
The icons on the top right corner of the screen give additional information on the
motherboard and the contents of the support DVD. Click an icon to display the
specified information.
Motherboard Info
Displays the general specifications of the motherboard.
Browse this DVD
Displays the support DVD contents in graphical format.
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Filelist
Displays the contents of the support DVD and a brief description of each in text
format.
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5.3
Software information
Most of the applications in the Support DVD have wizards that will conveniently
guide you through the installation. View the online help or readme file that came
with the software application for more information.
5.3.1
ASUS MyLogo2™
The ASUS MyLogo2™ utility lets you customize the boot logo. The boot logo is the
image that appears on screen during the Power‑On Self-Tests (POST). The ASUS
MyLogo2™ is automatically installed when you install the ASUS Update utility from
the Support DVD. See section “5.2.3 Utilities menu” for details.
•
Before using the ASUS MyLogo2™, use the AFUDOS utility to make a copy
of your original BIOS file, or obtain the latest BIOS version from the ASUS
website. See section “4.1.4 AFUDOS utility”.
•
Ensure that the BIOS item Full Screen Logo is set to [Enabled] if
you want to use ASUS MyLogo2. See section 4.7.2 Boot Settings
Configuration.
•
You can create your own boot logo image in GIF, or BMP file formats.
•
The file size should be smaller than 150 K.
To launch the ASUS MyLogo2™:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Launch the ASUS Update utility. Refer to section “4.1.1 ASUS Update utility”
for details.
Select Options from the drop down menu, then click Next.
Check the option Launch MyLogo to replace system boot logo before
flashing BIOS, then click Next.
Select Update BIOS from a file from the drop down menu, then click Next.
When prompted, locate the new
BIOS file, then click Next. The ASUS
MyLogo window appears.
From the left window pane, select the
folder that contains the image you
intend to use as your boot logo.
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7.
When the logo images appear on the
right window pane, select an image to
enlarge by clicking on it.
8.
Adjust the boot image to your desired
size by selecting a value on the Ratio
box.
9.
When the screen returns to the ASUS Update utility, flash the original BIOS to
load the new boot logo.
10. After flashing the BIOS, restart the computer to display the new boot logo
during POST.
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5.3.2
Audio configurations
The Realtek® ALC1200 audio CODEC provides 8-channel audio capability to
deliver the ultimate audio experience on your computer. The software provides
Jack-Sensing function, S/PDIF Out support, and interrupt capability. The ALC1200
also includes the Realtek® proprietary UAJ® (Universal Audio Jack) technology for
all audio ports, eliminating cable connection errors and giving users plug and play
convenience.
Follow the installation wizard to install the Realtek® Audio Driver from the Support
DVD that came with the motherboard package.
If the Realtek audio software is correctly installed, you will find the Realtek HD
Audio Manager icon on the taskbar.
From the taskbar, double-click on the SoundEffect
icon to display the Realtek HD Audio Manager.
Realtek HD Audio Manager
Realtek HD Audio Manager
Configuration
options
Control settings
window
Exit button
Minimize
button
Information
button
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Information
Click the information button (
) to
display information about the audio driver
version, DirectX version, audio controller,
audio codec, and language setting.
Minimize
Click the minimize button (
Exit
Click the exit button (
) to minimize the window.
) to exit the Realtek HD Audio Manager.
Configuration options
Click any of the tabs in this area to configure your audio settings.
Sound Effect
The Realtek® ALC1200 Audio CODEC
allows you to set your listening
environment, adjust the equalizer, set
the karaoke, or select pre‑programmed
equalizer settings for your listening
pleasure.
To set the sound effect options:
1.
2.
3.
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From the Realtek HD Audio
Manager, click the Sound Effect
tab.
Click the shortcut buttons or the drop-down menus for options on changing
the acoustic environment, adjust the equalizer, or set the karaoke to your
desired settings.
Click
to effect the Sound Effect settings and exit.
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Mixer
The Mixer option allows you to
configure audio output (playback)
volume and audio input (record)
volume.
To set the mixer options:
1.
2.
From the Realtek HD Audio
Manager, click the Mixer tab.
Turn the volume buttons to adjust
the Playback and/or Record
volume.
The Mixer option activates voice input from all channels by default. Make sure to
set all channels to mute ( ) if you do not want voice input.
3.
Make adjustments to Wave, SW Synth, Front, Rear, CD volume, Mic volume,
Line Volume, and Stereo mix, etc. by clicking the control tabs and dragging
them up and down until you get the desired levels.
Click the next button (
4.
Click
) to display more menu options.
to effect the Mixer settings and exit.
Audio I/O
The Audio I/O option allows you configure
your input/output settings.
To set the Audio I/O options:
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Realtek HD Audio
Manager, click the Audio I/O tab.
Click the drop-down menu to select
the channel configuration.
The control settings window displays
the status of connected devices.
Click
for analog and digital options.
Click <OK> to effect the Audio I/O settings and exit
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Microphone
The Microphone option allows you
configure your input/output settings
and to check if your audio devices are
connected properly.
To set the Microphone options:
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Realtek HD Audio
Manager, click the Microphone
tab.
Click the Noise Suppression option
button to reduce the static background noise when recording.
Click the Acoustic Echo Cancellation option button to reduce the echo from the
front speakers when recording.
Click
to effect the Microphone settings and exit.
3D Audio Demo
The 3D Audio Demo option gives you a
demonstration of the 3D audio feature.
To start the 3D Audio Demo:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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From the Realtek HD Audio Manager,
click the 3D Audio Demo tab.
Click the option buttons to change
the sound, moving path, or
environment settings.
Click
Click
to test your settings.
to effect the 3D Audio Demo settings and exit.
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5.3.3
ASUS PC Probe II
PC Probe II is a utility that monitors the computer’s vital components, and detects
and alerts you of any problem with these components. PC Probe II senses fan
rotations, CPU temperature, and system voltages, among others. Because PC
Probe II is software-based, you can start monitoring your computer the moment
you turn it on. With this utility, you are assured that your computer is always at a
healthy operating condition.
Installing PC Probe II
To install PC Probe II on your computer:
1.
Place the Support DVD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab
appears if your computer has an enabled Autorun feature.
If Autorun is not enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the Support
DVD to locate the setup.exe file from the ASUS PC Probe II folder. Double-click
the setup.exe file to start installation.
2.
3.
Click the Utilities tab, then click ASUS PC Probe II.
Follow the screen instructions to complete installation.
Launching PC Probe II
You can launch the PC Probe II right after installation or anytime from the
Windows® desktop.
To launch the PC Probe II from the Windows® desktop, click Start > All Programs
> ASUS > PC Probe II > PC Probe II v1.xx.xx. The PC Probe II main window
appears.
After launching the application, the PC Probe II icon appears in the Windows®
taskbar. Click this icon to close or restore the application.
Using PC Probe II
Main window
The PC Probe II main window
allows you to view the current
status of your system and change
the utility configuration. By
default, the main window displays
the Preference section. You can
close or restore the Preference
section by clicking on the triangle on the main window right handle.
Click to close the
Preference panel
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Button
Function
Opens the Configuration window
Opens the Report window
Opens the Desktop Management Interface window
Opens the Peripheral Component Interconnect window
Opens the Windows Management Instrumentation window
Opens the hard disk drive, memory, CPU usage window
Shows/Hides the Preference section
Minimizes the application
Closes the application
Sensor alert
When a system sensor detects a problem, the main window right handle
turns red, as the illustrations below show.
When displayed, the monitor panel for that sensor also turns red. Refer to the
Monitor panels section for details.
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Hardware monitor panels
The hardware monitor panels display the current value of a system sensor such as
fan rotation, CPU temperature, and voltages.
The hardware monitor panels come in two display modes: hexagonal (large) and
rectangular (small). When you check the Enable Monitoring Panel option from the
Preference section, the monitor panels appear on your computer’s desktop.
Small display
Large display
Changing the monitor panels position
To change the position of the monitor panels in the desktop,
click the arrow down button of the Scheme options, then select
another position from the list box. Click OK when finished.
Moving the monitor panels
All monitor panels move together using a magnetic effect. If
you want to detach a monitor panel from
the group, click the horseshoe magnet
icon. You can now move or reposition the
panel independently.
Adjusting the sensor threshold value
You can adjust the sensor threshold
value in the monitor panel by
clicking the or buttons. You can
also adjust the threshold values
using the Config window.
You cannot adjust the sensor
threshold values in a small
monitoring panel.
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increase
value
Click to
decrease
value
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Monitoring sensor alert
The monitor panel turns red when a component value exceeds or is lower
than the threshold value. Refer to the illustrations below.
Small display
Large display
WMI browser
Click
to display the
WMI (Windows Management
Instrumentation) browser. This
browser displays various Windows®
management information. Click an
item from the left panel to display on
the right panel. Click the plus sign (+)
before WMI Information to display the
available information.
You can enlarge or reduce the browser size by dragging the bottom right corner
of the browser.
DMI browser
Click
to display the DMI
(Desktop Management Interface)
browser. This browser displays various
desktop and system information.
Click the plus sign (+) before DMI
Information to display the available
information.
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PCI browser
Click
to display the PCI
(Peripheral Component Interconnect)
browser. This browser provides
information on the PCI devices installed
on your system. Click the plus sign
(+) before the PCI Information item to
display available information.
Usage
The Usage browser displays real-time information on the CPU, hard disk drive
space, and memory usage. Click
to display the Usage browser.
CPU usage
The CPU tab displays realtime CPU usage in line graph
representation. If the CPU has
an enabled Hyper­‑Threading,
two separate line graphs display
the operation of the two logical
processors.
Hard disk drive space usage
The Hard Disk tab displays the
used and available hard disk
drive space. The left panel of the
tab lists all logical drives. Click
a hard disk drive to display the
information on the right panel.
The pie chart at the bottom of
the window represents the used
(blue) and the available HDD
space.
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Memory usage
The Memory tab shows both
used and available physical
memory. The pie chart at the
bottom of the window represents
the used (blue) and the available
Configuring PC Probe II
Click
to view and adjust the sensor threshold values.
The Config window has two tabs: Sensor/Threshold and Preference. The Sensor/
Threshold tab enables you to activate the sensors or to adjust the sensor threshold
values. The Preference tab allows you to customize sensor alerts, or change the
temperature scale.
Loads the default
threshold values for
each sensor
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Applies your
changes
Cancels or
ignores your
changes
Loads your saved
configuration
Saves your
configuration
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5.3.4 ASUS AI Suite
ASUS AI Suite allows you to launch AI Booster, AI Nap, and Fan Xpert utilities
easily.
Installing AI Suite
To install AI Suite on your computer:
1.
2.
3.
Place the support DVD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab
appears if your computer has an enabled Autorun feature.
Click the Utilities tab, then click AI Suite.
Follow the screen instructions to complete installation.
Launching AI Suite
You can launch AI Suite right after installation or anytime from the Windows®
desktop.
To launch AI Suite from the Windows® desktop, click Start > All Programs >
ASUS > AI Suite > AI Suite v1.xx.xx. The AI Suite main window appears.
After launching the application, the AI Suite icon appears in the Windows® taskbar.
Click this icon to close or restore the application.
Using AI Suite
Click the AI Nap, AI Booster, or Fan Xpert icon to launch the utility, or click the
Normal icon to restore the system to normal state.
Press to restore to normal
Press to launch AI Nap
Press to launch AI Booster
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Other feature buttons
Click
on right corner of the main window to open the monitor window.
Displays the CPU/
system temperature,
CPU/memory/PCIE
voltage, and CPU/
chassis fan speed
Displays the FSB/CPU
frequency
Click
on right corner of the expanded window to switch the temperature from
degrees Centigrade to degrees Fahrenheit.
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5.3.5
ASUS AI Booster
The ASUS AI Booster application allows you to overclock the CPU speed in
WIndows® environment without the hassle of booting the BIOS.
After installing AI Suite from the bundled support DVD, you can launch the utility
by double-clicking the AI Suite icon on the Windows® OS taskbar and click the AI
Booster button on the AI Suite main window.
The options on the taskbar allow you to use the default settings, adjust CPU/
Memory/PCI-E frequency manually, or create and apply your personal overclocking
configurations.
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5.3.6
ASUS AI Nap
This feature allows you to minimize the power consumption of your computer
whenever you are away. Enable this feature for minimum power consumption and
a more quiet system operation.
After installing AI Suite from the bundled support DVD, you can launch the utility by
double-clicking the AI Suite icon on the Windows OS taskbar and click the AI Nap
button on the AI Suite main window.
Click Yes on the confirmation screen.
To exit AI Nap mode, press the system power or mouse button then click Yes on
the confirmation screen.
To switch the power button functions from AI Nap to shutting down, just right
click the AI Suite icon on the OS taskbar, select AI Nap and click Use power
button. Unclick the item to switch the function back.
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5.3.7
ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows you to adjust the CPU fan speed according
to different ambient temperatures caused by different climate conditions in
different geographic regions and your PC’s system loading. The built-in variety
of useful profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool
environment.
Install AI Suite from the bundled support DVD. To launch the ASUS Fan Xpert
utility, double-click the AI Suite icon on the Windows® notification bar and click
the Fan Xpert button on the AI Suite main window.
Click to open the
Calibration window
Dropdown list button
Click to display
the dropdown list
and select a fan
profile mode
Click to save the setup
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the current CPU
temperature and the
fan speed ratio
Click to cancel the
Fan Xpert utility
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5.3.8 ASUS EPU-4 Engine
ASUS EPU-4 Engine is an energy-efficient tool that satisfies different computing
needs. This utility provides three modes that you can select to enhance system
performance or save power. Selecting Auto mode will have the system shift modes
automatically according to current system status. You can also customize each
mode by configuring settings like CPU Loadline, vCore Voltage Downgrade, and
Fan Control.
Installing 4 Engine
To install 4 Engine on your computer:
1.
2.
3.
Place the support DVD to the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears if
Autorun is enabled on your computer.
Click ASUS EPU-4 Engine.
Follow the screen instructions to complete installation.
Launching 4 Engine
Launch 4 Engine by double-clicking the 4 Engine
icon on the Windows® notification area.
The first time you launch 4 Engine,
the following message will appear,
asking you to run Calibration first.
Running calibration allows the
system to detect CPU properties to
optimize power management.
Click Run Calibration and wait for a few seconds. Then, the 4 Engine main menu
appears.
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4 Engine main menu
Displays CPU Power and
Total CPU Energy Saving
Displays the following
message if no VGA power
saving engine is detected.
Lights up when power
saving engine is activated
Displays the
amount of CO2
reduced
*Shifts between
the display of Total
and Current CO2
reduced
Displays
current
mode
Auto Mode
High Performance Mode
Runs calibration
Max. Power Saving Mode
Exits the utility
Displays the system
properties of each
mode
Settings for each mode (refer to the next page for further information)
*• Click Current
to show the CO2 that has been reduced since
you click the Renew button
.
*• Click Total
to show the total CO2 that has been reduced
since you launched 4 Engine.
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Setting menu
Click Setting (
) from the 4 Engine main menu to display
configuration options in each mode. Some options in certain modes are dimmed,
meaning that they are not available.
Click to select
a mode
Click the arrow
to see more
options
Restore default
settings
Click to apply
settings
Click to abort
settings
Configuration options in Setting menu
The following lists the configuration options and their definitions in Setting menu.
•
vCore Voltage Downgrade: Lowers CPU vCore voltage.
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High: Downgrades voltage to the highest level for CPU power saving.
•
Small: Downgrades voltage to the minimum level.
Medium: Downgrades voltage to the medium level.
Turn Off hard disks: Turns off hard disk drives when they are not accessed
after a certain time.
CPU Loadline: Sets up the CPU loadline to manage CPU power saving.
•
•
•
Light: Saves CPU power to the minimum level.
Medium: Saves CPU power to the medium level.
Heavy: Saves CPU power to the highest level.
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Fan Control: Adjusts fan speeds to reduce noise and save system power.
•
•
•
Quiet: Lowers CPU fan speed and shuts off two chassis fans.
Slow: Lowers CPU fan and two chassis fan speeds.
AI Nap Idle Time: Enters AI Nap mode after a certain time during system idle
process.
Refer to the following table for the configuration options in each mode.
Configuration
options
Turbo Mode
High
Performance
Mode
Medium Power
Saving Mode
Maximum
Power Saving
Mode
vCore Voltage
Downgrade
N/A
N/A
Small/Medium/
High
Small/Medium/
High
Turn Off
hard disks
Never/After 3
mins–After 5
hours
Never/After 3
mins–After 5
hours
Never/After 3
mins–After 5
hours
Never/After 3
mins–After 5
hours
CPU Loadline
N/A
N/A
Light/Medium/
Heavy
Light/Medium/
Heavy
Fan Control
N/A
N/A
Keep Bios
Setting/Slow
Keep Bios
Setting/Quiet
AI Nap
Idle Time
Never/After 3
mins–After 5
hours
Never/After 3
mins–After 5
hours
Never/After 3
mins–After 5
hours
Never/After 3
mins–After 5
hours
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5.3.9
ASUS Express Gate
ASUS Express Gate is an instant-on environment that gives you quick access to
the Internet. Within a few seconds of powering on your computer, you will be at the
Express Gate menu where you can start the web browser, Skype, or other Express
Gate softwares.
Installing ASUS Express Gate
•
ASUS Express Gate supports installation on SATA HDDs in IDE mode only.
•
ASUS Express Gate supports HDDs connected to motherboard chipsetcontrolled onboard SATA ports only. All onboard extended SATA ports
and external SATA ports are NOT supported. See chapter 2 for the exact
location of onboard SATA ports.
•
ASUS Express Gate supports installation on USB HDDs and Flash drives,
but the software performance may be slower than installed on SATA HDDs.
To install Express Gate on your computer
1.
2.
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Place the Support DVD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab
appears if your computer has enabled Autorun feature.
Click the Utilities tab, then click ASUS Express Gate Installer.
3.
Select the language for installation
and click OK.
4.
The InstallShield Wizard for
Express Gate appears. Click Next
to continue.
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5.
6.
Select the target disk volume for
you to install Express Gate. If you
have multiple volumes and OS
installed in your hard drive, it is
recommended to install Express
Gate in Volume C. Click Next to
continue.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete installation.
The First Screen
Express Gate’s first screen appears
within a few seconds after you power
on the computer. From here, you can
immediately start the web browser or
Skype.
You can also choose to continue booting
normally (e.g. to your installed OS such
as Windows), enter BIOS setup, or power
off.
If you don’t make any selection, Express
Gate will automatically exit and boot to your normal OS after a certain amount of
time. The timer countdown is shown on-screen inside the “boot to OS” button. As
you move the mouse or type a key, the countdown stops and the timer disappears,
so you can take your time to make a selection.
The Express Gate Environment
The very first time you enter the Express
Gate environment (by launching either
web or Skype from the first screen), a
first time wizard will guide you through
basic Express Gate configurations. Basic
configurations include language, date
and time and screen resolution.
•
To enter the motherboard BIOS setup program, click Exit on the Express
Gate First Screen, and then press the <Del> key during POST.
•
See the software manual in the bundled motherboard support DVD or click
in the Express Gate environment for detailed software instructions.
•
Express Gate complies with the OpenGL standard. Refer to http://support.
asus.com for Express Gate source codes.
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Once inside the Express Gate environment, click on the icons on the LaunchBar,
by default at bottom of the screen, to launch or switch between softwares. You
can re-arrange, re-size and move windows. Bring a window to the foreground
by clicking within it or by clicking on its corresponding software icon. Re-size a
window by dragging any of its four corners. Move a window by dragging its title bar.
Besides using the LaunchBar, you can also switch between softwares by pressing
<Alt> +<Tab> on the keyboard. You can also right-click anywhere on the desktop
to bring up a menu of softwares.
The red triangle on an software icon in the LaunchBar denotes that the software is
already running. This means that you can switch to it without any delay. In the rare
case where an software stops responding, right-click on its icon to force close it.
Knowing the Express Gate hot-keys
Here is a list of common-used hot-keys for Express Gate.
In the First Screen:
Key
Function
PAUSE/BREAK
Power-off
ESC
Continue to boot OS
DEL
Enter BIOS setup
F8
Enter Boot selection pop-up
In the Express Gate Environment:
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Key
Function
<Alt> + <Tab>
Switch between softwares
<Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Del>
Bring up Power-Off dialog box
<Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Print Screen>
Save screen snapshot as picture to file
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Using the Configuration Panel
Use the configuration panel to change various Express Gate settings.
Click on an icon to open a particular configuration tool. The following tools are
available:
•
Date and Time: set current date and time as well as time zone.
•
Language and Keyboard: choose your language and keyboard preferences.
•
Network: Specify how your computer connects to the Internet. Enable all
the network ports that you may use (LAN1, LAN2, and/or wireless [optional]).
LAN1 and LAN2 refer to the two RJ-45 network ports on your computer.
•
•
•
Input Method: choose your preferred input language and method.
LaunchBar Settings: customize your LaunchBar (where it docks, whether it
auto-hides, etc.)
•
The number of the LAN ports may differ from motherboards.
•
You can connect the LAN cable to either port, and Express Gate will
automatically use the connected port.
Also specify whether each port uses DHCP (most common) or static IP. For
PPPoE and wireless (optional), set the login credentials (user name, password,
SSID, etc.) as well.
Environment Settings: This function allows you to clear the Express Gate
settings, as well as any personal information stored by the web browser
(Bookmarks, Cookies, History, etc.). The user data will be reset to the original
default configuration.
After you click Restore System, a confirmation dialog box will open. If you click
“Yes” in the confirmation dialog box, your system will immediately restart and
then re-enter Express Gate to finish clearing the settings. This is also useful in
the rare case where settings might become corrupted.
The first-time Wizard will run again when you enter the Express Gate
environment after clearing its settings.
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•
•
Screen Settings: Choose the most optimal screen resolution for your display.
Volume Control: Control the volume for your speaker output, microphone
input, etc.
Using the LaunchBar
The LaunchBar has several system icons that show you various system statuses
and let you configure individual Express Gate settings. The LaunchBar can be
configured to auto-hide, if you want more screen space for the softwares. It can
also be configured to dock on any of the four sides of the screen.
Starts the Web Browser for quick access to the World Wide Web.
Starts the Photo Manager album / organizer tool.
Starts the Chat instant messaging tool.
Starts the Skype software, which lets you call other people on Skype
for free, as well as offering affordable, high quality voice communications
to phones all over the world.
Opens Configuration Panel, which lets you specify network settings
and other preferences.
In the rare case that one of the above softwares stops responding, you can rightclick on its icon and then select Close to force it to close.
The smaller icons on the right side of the LaunchBar are:
Click on this icon to open the File Manager window, which lets you
conveniently access the files on a USB drive. If a USB device is
detected, the icon contains a green arrow.
ASUS Express Gate supports file uploading from SATA HDDs, ODDs and USB
drive and downloading to USB drives only.
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Shows network status; click to configure network.
Shows mute status; click to change volume.
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Click to choose input language and method as well as keyboard
shortcuts (Ctrl-Space by default).
Click to change LaunchBar options (auto-hide, docking position, etc).
Click to show the ASUS Utility panel.
Click to show About Express Gate.
Click to open Express Gate Help.
Click to bring up power options window to boot to OS, restart or power
down. This window is also shown when you press Ctrl-Alt-Del on the
keyboard.
Power off
Enter OS
Restart
Check to save
user profile
Cancel and return to
Express Gate
How Do I Get on to the Internet
If Internet doesn’t seem to be working in the Express Gate environment, check the
following:
1.
Open the Configuration Panel.
Open Configuration Panel
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2.
Open Network.
Network
3.
•
Make the proper network configurations.
Each network interface is enabled immediately when you check the box next
to it.
If you use a network cable connected to a home router (which is then
connected to your DSL/cable modem), enable both LAN1 and LAN2. Express
Gate will automatically use whichever port (LAN1 or LAN2) is connected.
If you plug the network cable into a different port while Express Gate is running
(e.g. move the cable from LAN1 to LAN2), you may need to press the “Refresh”
button to detect the change.
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The most common scenario is for your computer to automatically obtain
network settings (i.e. DHCP). If this is the case, you don’t need to click Setup
for any LAN port. If this is not the case, click Setup to configure the static IP
settings manually.
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•
•
If you have wireless network, click Setup for the WiFi option. In the WiFi tab of
the Advanced Network Settings box, enter the name of your wireless access
point in the SSID field. If your wireless access point has security enabled,
select the corresponding security algorithm from the drop-down list (e.g.
WEPAUTO) in the Encryption Type field, and enter the password.
Click OK to enable WiFi and establish the wireless connection.
If you use a network cable connected directly to your DSL/cable modem (no
router in between), click Setup for xDSL/cable dial-up. This method is also
referred to as PPPoE. Choose whether the DSL/cable modem is connected
to your computer’s LAN port. Then enter the username and password for your
dial-up account.
Click OK to enable xDSL/cable dial-up and establish the PPPoE connection.
When PPPoE is enabled, the port it uses will automatically be unchecked and
grayed out.
Using the Photo Manager
Express Gate provides a easy-to-use Photo Manager that allows you to view
pictures stored in your hard drive or external storage devices (such as USB
dongles, card readers, or optical disks). You can view pictures in thumbnail view;
in an enlarged view individually; in a filename/data list view; or play them in a
slideshow with background music and fancy transition effects. JPEG, GIF, BMP,
and PNG formats are supported. Refer to the on-line Help for detailed software
operation.
Photo slideshow
Shows
the image
folder(s)
found in your
hard drive
or external
devices
Shows usercreated image
album(s)
Help
View mode
selection
Image
control bar
ASUS Express Gate supports HDDs connected to motherboard chipsetcontrolled onboard SATA ports only. All onboard extended SATA ports and
external SATA ports are NOT supported.
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Configuring Express Gate in BIOS Setup
Enter BIOS setup by pressing DEL key after powering on or by clicking on the
BIOS setup icon on Express Gate’s first screen. Express Gate configuration
options are under the Tools menu.
Main
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Express Gate
Enter OS Timer
Reset User Data
[Enabled]
[10 Seconds]
[No]
Tools
Exit
Press ENTER to run
the utility to select
and update BIOS.
This utility doesn't
support :
1.NTFS format
Updating Express Gate
You may update your existing Express Gate software to new versions. New
versions of the Express Gate software will be released regularly, adding
refinements or new applications. You can find original version of the software on
the support DVD or download new versions from the ASUS support website.
To update Express Gate
1.
2.
3.
4.
Double-click the Express Gate setup
file to start software update.
A software update confirmation
dialog box appears. Click Yes to
continue.
The InstallShield Wizard for Express Gate appears. Click Next to continue.
Follow the screen instructions to complete the installation.
Repairing Express Gate
In case Express Gate cannot start normally, you can repair Express Gate by
reinstalling the software or using the repairing utility.
To repair Express Gate
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Click Start > All Programs > Express
Gate > Express Gate Installer >
Repair this software.
OR
Double click the Express Gate setup
file, choose Repair, and click Next to
continue.
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The Appendix describes the CPU features
and technologies that the motherboard
supports.
A
CPU features
Chapter summary
A
A.1
Intel EM64T...................................................................................A-1
A.3
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology............................................A-3
A.2
®
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST).........................A-1
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Intel® EM64T
•
The motherboard is fully compatible with Intel® 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.
2.
3.
4.
Install an Intel® CPU that supports the Intel® EM64T.
Install a 64-bit operating system (Windows® Vista 64-bit Edition or Windows®
XP Professional x64 Edition).
Install the 64-bit drivers for the motherboard components and devices from
the support CD.
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® processor with EIST support
•
Operating system with EIST support (Windows® Vista, Windows® XP SP2/
Linux 2.6 kernel or later versions)
•
BIOS file with EIST support
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Using the EIST
To use the EIST feature:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Turn on the computer, then enter the BIOS Setup.
Go to the Advanced Menu, highlight CPU Configuration, then press
<Enter>.
Set the Intel(R) SpeedStep Technology item to [Enabled], then press
<Enter>. See page 4-24 for details.
Press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS setup.
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.
On the Power schemes section,
click , then select any option
except Home/Office Desktop or
Always On.
Click Apply, then click OK.
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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Appendix: CPU features
A.3
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
•
The motherboard supports Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 processors with
Hyper-Threading Technology.
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Hyper-Threading Technology is supported under Windows® Vista/XP/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 Technology item in the BIOS to ensure system
stability and performance.
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Installing Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later version is recommended.
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Make sure to enable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in BIOS before
installing a supported operating system.
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For more information on Hyper-Threading Technology, visit www.intel.com/
info/hyperthreading.
Using the Hyper-Threading Technology
To use the Hyper-Threading Technology:
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Install an Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU that supports Hyper-Threading Technology.
Power up the system and enter the BIOS Setup. Go to Advanced > CPU
Configuration, ensure that the Hyper‑Threading Technology item is set to
[Enabled].
The BIOS item appears only if you installed a CPU that supports
Hyper­‑Threading Technology.
Restart the computer.
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Appendix: CPU features