Motherboard
M2V-TVM
E2710
First Edition V1
July 2006
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Contents
Notices................................................................................................. vi
Safety information...............................................................................vii
M2V-TVM specifications summary......................................................viii
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!............................................................................... 1-2
1.2
Package contents.................................................................. 1-2
1.3
Special features..................................................................... 1-2
1.3.1
Product highlights.................................................... 1-2
1.3.2
Innovative ASUS features ....................................... 1-4
1.4
Before you proceed............................................................... 1-5
1.5
Motherboard overview........................................................... 1-6
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
1.5.1
Motherboard layout................................................. 1-6
1.5.2
Placement direction................................................. 1-7
1.5.3
Screw holes.............................................................. 1-7
Central Processing Unit (CPU)............................................... 1-8
1.6.1
Installing the CPU..................................................... 1-8
1.6.2
Installing the heatsink and fan............................... 1-10
System memory................................................................... 1-12
1.7.1
Overview................................................................ 1-12
1.7.2
Memory configurations.......................................... 1-12
1.7.3
Installing a DIMM.................................................... 1-14
1.7.4
Removing a DIMM................................................... 1-14
Expansion slots.................................................................... 1-15
1.8.1
Installing an expansion card................................... 1-15
1.8.2
Configuring an expansion card............................... 1-15
1.8.3
PCI slots................................................................. 1-17
1.8.4
PCI Express x1 slot................................................ 1-17
1.8.5
PCI Express x16 slot.............................................. 1-17
Jumpers............................................................................... 1-18
1.10 Connectors.......................................................................... 1-20
1.10.1 Rear panel connectors........................................... 1-20
1.10.2 Internal connectors................................................ 1-21
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
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Contents
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
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Managing and updating your BIOS......................................... 2-2
2.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk............................... 2-2
2.1.2
Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS.......................... 2-3
2.1.3
Using AFUDOS to copy BIOS from PC...................... 2-4
2.1.4
Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS................. 2-5
2.1.5
ASUS Update............................................................ 2-7
BIOS setup program............................................................... 2-9
2.2.1
BIOS menu screen.................................................. 2-10
2.2.2
Menu bar................................................................ 2-10
2.2.3
Navigation keys...................................................... 2-10
2.2.4
Menu items............................................................ 2-11
2.2.5
Sub-menu items..................................................... 2-11
2.2.6
Configuration fields................................................ 2-11
2.2.7
Pop-up window....................................................... 2-11
2.2.8
Scroll bar................................................................ 2-11
2.2.9
General help........................................................... 2-11
Main menu............................................................................ 2-12
2.3.1
System Time.......................................................... 2-12
2.3.2
System Date.......................................................... 2-12
2.3.3
Legacy Diskette A ................................................ 2-12
2.3.4
Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave ............. 2-13
2.3.5
System Information............................................... 2-14
Advanced menu................................................................... 2-15
2.4.1
USB Configuration.................................................. 2-15
2.4.2
CPU Configuration.................................................. 2-16
2.4.3
Chipset................................................................... 2-17
2.4.4
Onboard Devices Configuration.............................. 2-21
2.4.5
PCI PnP................................................................... 2-23
Power menu......................................................................... 2-25
2.5.1
Suspend Mode........................................................ 2-25
2.5.2
ACPI APIC Support................................................. 2-25
2.5.3
APM Configuration................................................. 2-26
2.5.4
Hardware Monitor................................................... 2-27
Boot menu........................................................................... 2-29
Contents
2.7
2.6.1
Boot Device Priority............................................... 2-29
2.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration.................................. 2-30
2.6.3
Security.................................................................. 2-31
Exit menu............................................................................. 2-35
Chapter 3: Software support
3.1
Installing an operating system............................................... 3-2
3.2
Support CD information......................................................... 3-2
3.2.1
Running the support CD........................................... 3-2
3.2.2
Drivers menu............................................................ 3-3
3.2.3
Utilities menu........................................................... 3-4
3.2.4
Make Disk menu....................................................... 3-5
3.2.5
ASUS Contact information....................................... 3-6
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics
card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes
or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate
this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from
the electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that
the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables
are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing
system before you add a device.
• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard,
ensure that all power cables are unplugged.
• Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord.
These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your
area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you
are using, contact your local power company.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully
read all the manuals that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
product in any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
The symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product
(electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in municipal
waste. Please check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
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M2V-TVM specifications summary
CPU
Support AMD socket AM2 for AMD Athlon™ 64 X2/
Athlon™ 64/AMD Sempron™ processor
AMD64 architecture enables simultaneous 32-bit and
64-bit computing
Supports AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet™ Technology
Chipset
VIA® K8M890
VIA® VT8237R Pluls
System Bus
2000 MT/s
Memory
2 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support up to 2 GB of ECC/
non-ECC unbufferred DDR2 667/533 MHz DIMMs
Expansion slots
1 x PCI Express™ x16 slot
1 x PCI Express™ x1 slot
2 x PCI slots
Graphics
Integrated in the VIA® DeltaChrome Graphics
Processing Unit (GPU)
Supports a maximum of 256MB shared memory
Supports Microsoft® DX9
Storage
VIA® VT8237R Plus supports:
- 2 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66/33 interfaces for four
hard disk drives
- 2 x Serial ATA hard disk drives supporting RAID 0,
RAID 1, and JBOD configurations
Audio
Realtek® ALC655 6-channel audio CODEC
S/PDIF out support
LAN
Realtek® RTL8100C 10/100 LAN
USB 2.0
Supports up to 8 USB 2.0 ports
Special features
ASUS EZ Flash
ASUS MyLogo2
Backpanel I/O
ports
1 x Parallel
1 x PS/2 keyboard
1 x PS/2 mouse
1 x 6-channel Audio I/O
1 x RJ45 port
1 x VGA port
4 x USB
1 x Serial port
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Internal I/O
connectors
2 x USB connector supports additional 4 USB ports
24-pin ATX power connector
4-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x COM connector
1 x S/PDIF out connector
1 x CD audio-in connector
1 x AUX audio-in connector
1 x CPU/ 1 x Chassis fan connectors
1 x Front Panel AC’97 audio connector
1 x Buzzer
10-pin system panel connector
BIOS features
4 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM
BIOS 2.3
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, PXE, RPL, WOR by PME
Support CD
contents
Drivers
Anti-virus software
ASUS LiveUpdate
Form factor
Micro-ATX form factor: 9.6 in x 8.6 in
*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
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS ® M2V-TVM 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
ASUS M2V-TVM motherboard
Cables
1 x Serial ATA signal cables
1 x Serial ATA power cable
1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 cable
1 x Floppy disk drive cable
Accessories
I/O shield
Application CD
ASUS motherboard support CD
Documentation
User guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
1.3
Special features
1.3.1 Product highlights
Latest processor technology
The motherboard supports AMD socket AM2 single-core Athlon 64/
Sempron and dual-core Athlon 64 X2 processors with 2MB/1MB/512KB L2
cache, which is based on 64-bit architecture. It features 2000/1600 MT/s
HyperTransport Bus, dual-channel un-buffered DDR2 667 memory support
and AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet Technology. See page 1-8 for details.
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AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet Technology
The motherboard supports the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet Technology, which
monitors system operation and automatically adjusts CPU voltage and
frequency for a cool and quiet operating environment.
DDR2 memory support
The motherboard supports DDR2 memory which features data transfer
rates of 667 MHz/533 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of
the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dualchannel DDR2 architecture doubles the bandwidth of your system memory
to boost system performance, eliminating bottlenecks. See pages 1-12 to
1-14 for details.
PCI Express™ interface
The motherboard fully supports PCI Express, the latest I/O interconnect
technology that speeds up the PCI bus. PCI Express features point‑to­‑point
serial interconnections between devices and allows higher clockspeeds by
carrying data in packets. This high speed interface is software compatible
with existing PCI specifications. See page 1-17 for details.
USB 2.0 technology
The motherboard implements the Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
specification, dramatically increasing the connection speed from the
12 Mbps bandwidth on USB 1.1 to a fast 480 Mbps on USB 2.0. USB 2.0 is
backward compatible with USB 1.1. See pages 1-21 and 1-6 for details.
10/100 Mbps LAN
Easy connectivity to your network or broadband connection with the
onboard LAN port, lets you take gaming online without buying expensive
additional LAN cards.
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1.3.2 Innovative ASUS features
ASUS EZ Flash
With ASUS EZ Flash, you can easily update the system BIOS even before
loading the operating system. No need to use a DOS-based utility or boot
from a floppy disk. See page 2-5 for details.
ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS My Logo 2 is the new feature present in the motherboard that allows
you to personalize and add style to your system with customizable and
animated boot logos. See page 2-30 for details.
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1.4
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard
components or change any motherboard settings.
• Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
• Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or
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.
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SB_PWR
ON
Standy
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
M2V-TVM Onboard LED connector
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Motherboard overview
1.5.1 Motherboard layout
KBPWR
COM1
DDR2 DIMM_A1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
VGA
Parallel Port
CPU_FAN
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USB12
CHA_FAN
DDR2 DIMM_B1 (64 bit, 240-pin module)
ATX12V
PS2/2KBMS
T:Mouse
B:Keyboard
EATXPWR
SB_PWR
LAN_USB34
IT8716F-S
AUX
AUDIO2
PCIEX1_1
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
BIOS_WP
PRI_IDE
SEC_IDE
CD
PCIEX16
RTL8100C
4Mb
BIOS
PCI1
BUZZER
ALC655
SATA2
PCI2
COM2
CLRTC
LOPPY
USB56
AAFP
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SATA1
F_PANEL
USB78
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1.5.2 Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the
chassis in the correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the
rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image below.
1.5.3 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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1.6
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a 940-pin AM2 socket designed for the AMD
Athlon™ 64 X2/AMD Athlon™ 64/AMD Sempron™ processor.
Make sure you use a CPU is designed for the AM2 socket. The CPU fits in
only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the socket to
prevent bending the connectors on the socket and damaging the CPU!
1.6.1 Installing the CPU
To install a CPU.
1.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
M2V-TVM
M2V-TVM CPU Socket AM2
2.
Unlock the socket by pressing the
lever sideways, then lift it up to a
90°-100° angle.
Socket lever
Make sure that the socket lever is lifted up to 90°-100° angle, otherwise
the CPU does not fit in completely.
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3.
Position the CPU above the
socket such that the CPU corner
with the gold triangle matches
the socket corner with a small
triangle.
4.
Carefully insert the CPU into the
socket until it fits in place.
Small triangle
Gold triangle
The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into
the socket to prevent bending the pins and damaging the CPU!
5.
When the CPU is in place, push
down the socket lever to secure
the CPU. The lever clicks on the
side tab to indicate that it is
locked.
6.
Install a CPU heatsink and fan
following the instructions that
came with the heatsink package.
7.
Connect the CPU fan cable to the CPU_FAN connector on the
motherboard.
CPU_FAN
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
M2V-TVM
M2V-TVM CPU Fan connector
Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring
errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
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1.6.2 Installing the heatsink and fan
The AMD Athlon™ 64 X2/AMD Athlon™ 64/AMD Sempron™ processor
require a specially designed heatsink and fan assembly to ensure optimum
thermal condition and performance.
Make sure that you use only qualified heatsink and fan assembly.
Follow these steps to install the CPU heatsink and fan.
1.
Place the heatsink on top of the installed CPU, making sure that the
heatsink fits properly on the retention module base.
• The retention module base is already installed on the motherboard upon purchase. • You do not have to remove the retention module base when installing the CPU or installing other motherboard components.
• If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, make sure that a Thermal Interface Material is properly applied to the CPU heatsink or CPU before you install the heatsink and fan assembly.
CPU Fan
CPU Heatsink
Retention Module Base
Retention bracket
Retention bracket lock
Your boxed CPU heatsink and fan assembly should come with installation
instructions for the CPU, heatsink, and the retention mechanism. If the
instructions in this section do not match the CPU documentation, follow
the latter.
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2.
Attach one end of the retention bracket to the retention module base.
3. Align the other end of the retention bracket (near the retention
bracket lock) to the retention module base. A clicking sound denotes
that the retention bracket is in place.
Make sure that the fan and
heatsink assembly perfectly
fits the retention mechanism
module base; otherwise, you
cannot snap the retention
bracket in place.
4.
Push down the retention bracket lock on the retention mechanism to
secure the heatsink and fan to the module base.
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1.7
System memory
1.7.1 Overview
The motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline
Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets.
A DDR2 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR DIMM but has
a 240-pin footprint compared to the 184-pin DDR DIMM. DDR2 DIMMs are
notched differently to prevent installation on a DDR DIMM socket.
DIMM_A1
DIMM_B1
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets:
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M2V-TVM 240-pin DDR2 DIMM Sockets
1.7.2 Memory configurations
You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, and 1 GB unbuffered non-ECC DDR2
DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.
For optimum compatibility, we recommend that you obtain memory
modules from the same vendor. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com)
for the latest Qualified Vendors List..
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Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
Model
Side(s)
Chip Number
Size
Part Number
Kingston
SS
E5116AB-5C-E
256MB
KVR533D2N4/256
Kingston
SS
E5116AF-5C-E
256MB
KVR533D2N4/256
Kingston
DS
HY5PS56821
512MB
KVR533D2N4/512
Kingston
DS
D6408TE7BL-37
1G
KVR533D2N4/1G
Kingston
SS
E2508AB-6E-E
256MB
KVR667D2N5/256
Kingston
SS
D6408TE8WL-27
512MB
KVR667D2N5/512
Kingston
SS
E5108AE-6E-E
512MB
KVR667D2E5/512
Samsung
SS
K4T51083QB-GCD5
512MB
M378T6553BG0-CD5
Samsung
SS
K4T51083QC
512MB
KR M378T6553CZ0-CE6
Samsung
DS
K4T56083QF-ZCE6
512MB
KR M378T6453FZ0-CE6
Samsung
SS
K4T51083QC-ZCE6
1G
KR M378T2953CZ0-CE6
Infineon
SS
HYB18T512160AF-3.7AFSS31270
256MB
HYS64T32000HU-3.7-A
Infineon
SS
HYB18T512800AC37SSS11511
512MB
HYS64T64000GU-3.7-A
Infineon
SS
HYB18T512800AF37SSS12079
512MB
HYS64T64000HU-3.7-A
Infineon
SS
HYB18T512800AF37FSS29334
512MB
HYS64T64000HU-3.7-A
Infineon
SS
HYB18T5128000AF-3SSSS27416
512MB
HYS64T32000HU-3S-A
Infineon
SS
HYB18T512800AF3SFSS05346
512MB
HYS64T64000HU-3S-A
Infineon
DS
HYB18T512800AF3SSSS28104
1G
HYS64T128020HU-3S-A
Micron
DS
D9BOM
512MB
MT 16HTF6464AG-53EB2
Micron
DS
D9CRZ
1G
MT 16HTF12864AY-53EA1
Corsair
DS
MIII0052532M8CEC
512MB
VS512MB533D2
HY
SS
HY5PS12821AFP-Y4
512MB
HYMP564U64AP8-Y4 AA
Kingmax
SS
KKEA88B4IAK-37
512MB
KLBC28F-A8KB4
Kingmax
SS
E5116AB-5C-E
256MB
KLBB68F-36EP4
Kingmax
SS
E5108AE-6E-E
512MB
KLCC28F-A8EB5
VDATA
SS
VD29608A8A-3EC20615
512MB
M2GVD5G3H31A4I1C52
VDATA
DS
VD29608A8A-3EC20620
1G
M2GVD5G3I41C4I1C52
Side(s): SS - Single-sided
DS - Double-sided
Visit the ASUS website for the latest DDR2-667/533 MHz QVL.
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1.7.3 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.
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To install a DIMM:
1.
Unlock a DIMM socket by
pressing the retaining clips
outward.
2.
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the
DIMM matches the break on
the socket.
3.
3
DDR2 DIMM notch
1
Firmly insert the DIMM into
the socket until the retaining
clips snap back in place and
the DIMM is properly seated.
Unlocked retaining clip
• A DDR2 DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one
direction. Do not force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the
DIMM.
• The DDR2 DIMM sockets do not support DDR DIMMs. DO not install
DDR DIMMs to the DDR2 DIMM sockets.
1.7.4 Removing a DIMM
To remove a DIMM:
1.
Support the DIMM lightly with
your fingers when pressing
the retaining clips. The DIMM
might get damaged when it
flips out with extra force.
2.
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2
Simultaneously press the
retaining clips outward to unlock
the DIMM.
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1
DDR2 DIMM notch
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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1.8
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following
sub‑sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing
expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and
damage motherboard components.
1.8.1 Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that
came with it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
2.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already
installed in a chassis).
3.
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep
the screw for later use.
4.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
5.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
6.
Replace the system cover.
1.8.2 Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software
settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any.
See Chapter 2 for information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
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Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
Priority
Standard Function
0
1
System Timer
1
2
Keyboard Controller
2
–
Re-direct to IRQ#9
3
11
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
4
12
Communications Port (COM1)*
5
13
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
6
14
Floppy Disk Controller
7
15
Printer Port (LPT1)*
8
3
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
9
4
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
10
5
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
11
6
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
12
7
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port*
13
8
Numeric Data Processor
14
9
Primary IDE Channel
15
10
Secondary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
PCI slot 1
PCI slot 2
A
B
C
D
used
—
—
used
—
—
—
—
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support
“Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments; otherwise,
conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the system
unstable and the card inoperable.
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1.8.3 PCI slots
The PCI slots support cards such as
a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and
other cards that comply with PCI
specifications. The figure shows a
LAN card installed on a PCI slot.
1.8.4 PCI Express x1 slot
This motherboard supports PCI
Express x1 network cards, SCSI
cards and other cards that comply
with the PCI Express specifications.
The following figure shows a network
card installed on the PCI Express x1
slot.
1.8.5 PCI Express x16 slot
This motherboard has supports
PCI Express x16 graphic cards
that comply with PCI Express
specifications. The figure shows a
graphics card installed on the PCI
Express x16 slot.
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1.9
Jumpers
1. Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system
setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard
button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include
system setup information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1.
Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2.
Remove the onboard battery.
3.
Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the
cap on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back to
pins 1-2.
4.
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!
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CLRTC
1 2
Normal
(Default)
2 3
Clear CMOS
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2. Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up
feature. Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) to wake up the computer
when you press a key on the keyboard (the default is the Space Bar).
This feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply at least
500 mA on the +5VSB lead, and a corresponding setting in the BIOS.
KBPWR
2
1
+5V
(Default)
3
2
+5VSB
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1.10 Connectors
1.10.1Rear panel connectors
1
2
3
4
5
6
11
10
9
8
7
1.
PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
2.
Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a printer, scanner, or other
devices.
3.
LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area
Network (LAN) through a network hub.
LAN port LED indications
ACT/LINK LED
Status Description
SPEED LED
Status
Description
OFF
No link
OFF
10 Mbps connection
Yellow
Linked
GREEN
100 Mbps connection
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
BLINKING Data activity
LAN port
4.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects a tape, CD, DVD player, or
other audio sources.
5.
Line Out port (green). This port connects a headphone or a speaker.
In 4-channel, or 6-channel, configuration, the function of this port
becomes Front Speaker Out.
6.
Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.
Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio
ports in 2, 4, or 6-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, or 6-channel configuration
Port
Light Blue
Green
Pink
1-20
Headset
2-channel
4-channel
6-channel
Line In
Surround (Rear)
Surround (Rear)
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Mic In
Bass/Center
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7.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB)
ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
8.
USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB)
ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
9.
Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) port. This 15-pin port is for a VGA
monitor or other VGA-compatible devices.
10. COM port. This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor or other VGAcompatible devices.
11. PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
1.10.2Internal connectors
1. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable.
Insert one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other
end to the signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection
when using an FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
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FLOPPY
NOTE:Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN1.
PIN1
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2. IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE, SEC_IDE)
The onboard IDE connectors are for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal
cable(s). 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(s).
Drive jumper
setting Mode of device(s)
Cable connector
Single device
Cable-Select or Master -
Black
Two devices
Cable-Select
Master
Black
Slave
Gray
Master
Slave
Master
Black or gray
Slave
• 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.
PRI_IDE
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SEC_IDE
If any device jumper is set as “Cable-Select,” make sure all other device
jumpers have the same setting.
PIN1
PIN1
NOTE:Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN1.
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3. Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA
hard disk and optical disk drives that allows up to 150 MB/s data
transfer rates, faster than the standard parallel ATA with 133 MB/s
(Ultra DMA133).
If you install Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0,
RAID 1, and JBOD configuration through the onboard VIA® VT8237R
Plus controller.
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GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
SATA2
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
SATA1
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Important note on Serial ATA
Install the Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows® XP Service
Pack1 before using Serial ATA.
• For detailed instructions on how to configure RAID 0, 1, and JBOD, refer to the RAID manual in the support CD.
• The RAID function of these connectors is set to [Disabled] by
default. See section “2.4.4 Onboard Device Configuration” for
details.
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4. CPU, and Chassis Fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, CHA_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350mA~740mA (8.88W
max.) or a total of 1A~2.22A (26.64W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan
cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors.
Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on the
fan connectors.
CPU_FAN
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
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CHA_FAN
GND
CPU FAN PWR
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWM
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5. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM2)
This connector is for serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module
cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at
the back of the system chassis.
The serial port bracket (COM) is purchased separately.
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PIN1
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6. Optical drive audio in connectors (4-pin CD/AUX)
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound
sources such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
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CD
Right Audio Channel
GND
GND
Left Audio Channel
AUX
Right Audio Channel
GND
GND
Left Audio Channel
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7. USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78)
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_P8-
USB_P8+
NC
GND
USB+5V
GND
USB+5V
GND
USB_P5-
USB+5V
USB78
USB_P5+
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USB_P7-
USB56
USB_P7+
NC
USB_P6-
GND
USB+5V
USB_P6+
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Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will
damage the motherboard!
The USB 2.0 module is purchased separately.
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8. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
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BLINE_OUT_L
AGND
+5VA
BLINE_OUT_R
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module
that supports the AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of the
front panel audio I/O module cable to this connector.
NC
LINE_OUT_L
MIC2
MICPWR
AAFP
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9. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
These connectors are for an ATX power supply. The plugs from
the power supply are designed to fit these connectors in only one
orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the
connectors completely fit.
• We recommend that you use an ATX 12 V Specification
2.0‑compliant power supply unit (PSU) with a minimum of 300 W
power rating. This PSU type has 24-pin and 4-pin power plugs.
• If you intend to use a PSU with 20-pin and 4-pin power plugs, make
sure that the 20-pin power plug can provide at least 15 A on +12
V and that the PSU has a minimum power rating of 300 W. The
system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is
inadequate.
• Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12 V power plug;
otherwise, the system will not boot up.
• We recommend that you use a PSU with higher power output when
configuring a system with more power-consuming devices. The
system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is
inadequate.
• You must install a PSU with a higher power rating if you intend to
install additional devices.
ATX12V
+12V DC
GND
+12V DC
GND
EATXPWR
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+3 Volts
Ground
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+12 Volts
Power OK
Ground
+5 Volts
-5 Volts
+5 Volts
Ground
Ground
+5 Volts
PSON#
Ground
Ground
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
Ground
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
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10. System panel connector (2x5 10 pin F_PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
PLED+
PLEDPWR
GND
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HDLED+
HDLEDGND
RESET
F_PANEL
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•
System power LED
This 3-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the
chassis power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED
lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the
system is in sleep mode.
•
Hard disk drive activity LED
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD
Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes
when data is read from or written to the HDD.
•
System warning speaker
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning
speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
•
Power/Soft-off button
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power
button turns the system ON or puts the system in SLEEP or SOFT-OFF
mode depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for
more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
•
Reset button
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for
system reboot without turning off the system power.
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This chapter tells how to change
the system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions
of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
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2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1. ASUS AFUDOS - Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk in DOS
mode.
2. ASUS EZ Flash - Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk during POST. 3. ASUS Update - Updates the BIOS in a Windows® environment.
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Important notes
• Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable
floppy disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the
original motherboard BIOS using the AFUDOS utility.
• Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest
BIOS file for this motherboard using the ASUS Update utility.
2.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk
1. Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive. At the DOS prompt, type:
format A:/S
then press <Enter>.
Windows® 2000/XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
b. From your Windows desktop, click on Start, 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. If you are using Windows® XP, select Create an MS-DOS startup disk
from the format options field, then click Start.
OR
If you are using Windows® 2000, select Full option button from the
format type, then click Start.
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2. Copy the original (or the latest) motherboard BIOS to the bootable
floppy disk.
2.1.2 Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS
To update the BIOS using the AFUDOS.EXE utility:
1. Visit the ASUS website to download the latest BIOS file for your
motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS file name on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact
BIOS file name at the prompt.
2. Copy the AFUDOS.EXE utility from the support CD to the bootable
floppy disk that contains the BIOS file.
3. Boot the system from the floppy disk.
4. At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] means the latest (or original) BIOS file that you
copied to the bootable floppy disk.
5. Press <Enter>. The succeeding screen displays the status of the update
process.
The BIOS information on the screen is for reference only. What you see
on your screen may not be exactly the same as shown.
A:\>afudos /iM2VTVM.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
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When the BIOS update process is complete, the utility returns to the
DOS prompt.
A:\>afudos /iM2VTVM.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Verifying flash .. done
A:\>
6. Reboot the system from the hard disk.
2.1.3 Using AFUDOS to copy BIOS from PC
You can use the AFUDOS.EXE utility to copy the current system BIOS to a
floppy or hard disk and use it as a backup in case the system BIOS fails or
gets corrupted.
To copy the BIOS from your PC using AFUDOS.EXE:
1. At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /o[filename]
where [filename] string of not more than eight (8) alpha-numeric
characters for the main filename and three (3) alpha-numeric characters
for the extension name.
2. Press <Enter>.
The BIOS information on the screen is for reference only. What you see
on your screen might not be exactly the same as shown.
Main filename
Extension name
A:\>afudos /oMYBIOS03.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
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3. The utility will copy the current system BIOS by default to the floppy
disk. Make sure that the floppy disk has at least 600KB of free disk
space and is not write-protected.
A:\>afudos /oMYBIOS03.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
A:\>
When the copy process is complete, the utility returns to the DOS
prompt.
2.1.4 Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS
The ASUS EZ Flash feature allows you to easily update the BIOS without
having to go through the long process of booting from a diskette and using
a DOS-based utility. The EZ Flash is built-in to the BIOS firmware so it is
accessible by simply pressing <Alt + F2> during the Power-On Self Tests
(POST).
To update the BIOS using ASUS EZ Flash:
1. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file
for your motherboard and rename the downloaded file as M2VTVM.ROM.
Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk.
2. Reboot the system.
3. To launch EZ Flash, press <Alt+F2> during POST to display the following.
User recovery requested. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
• If there is no floppy disk in the drive, the error message “Floppy not
found!” appears.
• If the correct BIOS file is not in the floppy disk, the error message “Floppy not found!” is displayed. Make sure to rename the
downloaded BIOS file as “M2VTVM.ROM”.
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4. Insert the floppy disk that contains the BIOS file. If all the necessary
files are found in the floppy disk, EZ Flash performs the BIOS update
process and automatically reboots the system when done.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
User recovery requested. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “M2VTVM.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
Flashed successfully. Rebooting.
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2.1.5 ASUS Update
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to update the motherboard
BIOS in Windows® environment. This utility is available in the support
CD that comes with the motherboard package. ASUS Update requires
an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet Service
Provider (ISP).
To install ASUS Update:
1. Insert the support CD into the CD-ROM drive. The Drivers menu appears.
2. Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update VX.XX.XX. See page
5‑3 for the Utilities menu screen.
3. The ASUS Update utility is copied into your system.
To update the BIOS using ASUS Update:
1.
Launch the utility from the Windows desktop by clicking Start >
Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update
initial screen appears.
2.
Select your desired update
method, then click Next.
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3.
If you select updating/
downloading from the Internet,
select the ASUS FTP site
nearest you to avoid network
traffic, or choose Auto Select.
Click Next.
4.
From the FTP site, select the
BIOS version that you wish to
download. Click Next.
5.
Follow the instructions on
the succeeding screens to
complete the update process.
6.
If you select the option to
update the BIOS from a file, a
window prompts you to locate
the file. Select the file, click
Open, then follow the screen
instructions to complete the
update process.
Chapter 2: BIOS Setup
2.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable Low-Pin Count (LPC) chip
that you can update using the provided utility described in section “2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to“Run Setup.” This section
explains how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change
the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can
enable the security password feature or change the power management
settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup
program so that the computer can recognize these changes and record
them in the CMOS RAM of the LPC chip.
The LPC 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 <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> simultaneously.
• Press the reset button on the system chassis.
• 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.
• 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 Default
Settings item under the Exit Menu. See section “2.8 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.
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2.2.1 BIOS menu screen
Menu items Menu bar
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Configuration fields
[11:51:19]
[Thu 08/05/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
Primary IDE Master :[Not
Primary IDE Slave :[Not
Secondary IDE Master :[Not
Secondary IDE Slave :[Not
Third IDE Master
:[Not
Fourth IDE Master
:[Not
IDE Configuration System Information
Sub-menu items
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
General help
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
Navigation keys
2.2.2 Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
2.2.3 Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for
that particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu
and change the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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2.2.4 Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that menu.
For example, selecting Main shows the
Main menu items.
The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot,
and Exit) on the menu bar have their
respective menu items.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Language
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
SATA 1
SATA 2
IDE Configuration
[11:10:19]
[Thu 03/27/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[English]
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
System Information
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Main menu items
2.2.5 Sub-menu items
An item with a sub-menu on any menu screen is distinguished by a solid
triangle before the item. To display the sub-menu, select the item and
press <Enter>.
2.2.6 Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is
user‑configurable, you may change the value of the field opposite the item.
You can not select an item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when
selected. To change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to
display a list of options. Refer to “2.2.7 Pop-up window.”
2.2.7 Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with
the configuration options for that item.
2.2.8 Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side
of a menu screen when there are items
that do not fit on the screen. Press Up/
Down arrow keys or PageUp/PageDown
keys to display the other items on the
screen.
Advanced Chipset settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
ConfigureDRAMTimingbySPD[Enabled]
Memory Acceleration Mode
[Auto]
DRAMIdleTimer[Auto]
DRAmRefreshRate[Auto]
GraphicAdapterPriority[AGP/PCI]
GraphicsApertureSize[64MB]
SpreadSpectrum[Enabled]
ICHDelayedTransaction[Enabled]
MPSRevision[1.4]
Select Screen
Select Item
+Change Option
F1
General Help
F10SaveandExit
ESCExit
Pop-up window
2.2.9 General help
Scroll bar
At the top right corner of the menu
screen is a brief description of the selected item.
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2.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears,
giving you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “2.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu
screen items and how to navigate through them.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
[11:51:19]
[Thu 08/05/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
Primary IDE Master :[Not
Primary IDE Slave :[Not
Secondary IDE Master :[Not
Secondary IDE Slave :[Not
Third IDE Master
:[Not
Fourth IDE Master
:[Not
IDE Configuration System Information
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
2.3.1 System Time [xx:xx:xxxx]
Allows you to set the system time.
2.3.2 System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
2.3.3 Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled] [360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K, 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.] [2.88M, 3.5 in.]
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2.3.4 Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave
While entering Setup, BIOS auto-detects the presence of IDE devices. There
is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item then press
<Enter> to display the IDE device information.
Primary IDE Master
Device
:Not Detected
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block(Multi-sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
SMART Monitoring
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
Select the type
of device connected
to the system
The values opposite the dimmed items (Device, Vendor, Size, LBA Mode,
Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra DMA, and SMART monitoring) are
auto-detected by BIOS and are not user-configurable. These items show
N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to Auto allows automatic
selection of the appropriate IDE device type. Select CDROM if you are
specifically configuring a CD-ROM drive. Select ARMD (ATAPI Removable
Media Device) if your device is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive.
Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to Auto enables the LBA
mode if the device supports this mode, and if the device was not
previously formatted with LBA mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to Auto, the
data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if
the device supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to Disabled,
the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
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PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0]
[SWDMA1] [SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0]
[UDMA1] [UDMA2] [UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.3.5 System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The
items in this menu are auto-detected by BIOS.
AMI BIOS
Version
Build Date
: 0110
: 07/07/06
Processor
Type
: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3200+
Speed : 1800MHz
Count
: 1
System Memory
Installed Size: 512MB
Usable Size : 448MB
AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information.
Processor
Displays the auto-detected processor information.
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory.
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2.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU
and other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
USB Configuration
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCI PnP
2.4.1 USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
USB Configuration
Module Version - 2.24.0-11.4
USB Devices Enabled: None
USB 1.1 Ports Configuration
USB 2.0 Ports Enable
Legacy USB Support
Port 64/60 Emulation
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
[USB 8 Ports]
[Enable]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[HiSpeed]
[Enabled]
The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the
auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows None.
USB Ports Configuration [USB 8 Ports]
Allows you to configure the USB ports.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [USB 2 Ports] [USB 4 Ports]
[USB 6 Ports] [USB 8 Ports]
USB 2.0 Ports Enable [Enable]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 ports.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enable]
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Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable support for USB devices on legacy
operating systems (OS). Setting to Auto allows the system to detect the
presence of USB devices at startup. If detected, the USB controller legacy
mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is
disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Port 64/60 Emulation [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Port 64/60 Emulation.Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled].
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or
Full Speed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [HiSpeed] [Full Speed]
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the BIOS EHCI hand-off support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.4.2 CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
CPU Configuration
Module Version:00.00
Physical Count: 1
Logical Count: 2
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4000+
Revision: F2
Cache L1: 128KB
Cache L2: 2048KB
Speed
: 2012MHz
Current FSB Multiplier: 10x
Maximum FSB Multiplier: 10x
Able to Change Freq. : Yes
uCode Patch Level: None Required
Runtime Legacy PSB
Cool N’Quiet
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Runtime Legacy PSB [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Runtime Legacy PSB (performance
state blocks) feature necessary for implementing the AMD PowerNow!
technology. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Cool N’Quiet [Enabled]
Enables or disables the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet! technology feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.4.3 Chipset
The items in this menu allows you to change the chipset-related features. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Advanced Chipset Settings
Warning: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
NorthBridge Configuration
AGP Bridge K8M890 AGP/PCI EXPRESS Configuration
Hyper Transport Configuration
NorthBridge Configuration
Memory Controller
Memory Configuration
ECC Configuration
Power Down Control
Alternate VID
[Auto]
[0.850V]
Memory CLK
CAS Latency(Tcl)
RAS/CAS Delay(Trcd)
Min Active RAS(Tras)
Row Precharge Time(Trp)
RAS/RAS Delay(Trrd)
Row Cycle (Trc)
Asynchronous Latency
:333 MHz
:5.0
:5 CLK
:15 CLK
:5 CLK
:3 CLK
:21 CLK
:6 ns
Memory Configuration
Memory Configuration
Memclock Mode
MCT Timing Mode
Bank Interleaving
Enable Clock to All DIMMs
MemClk Tristate C3/ATLVID
Memory Hole Remapping
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Memclock Mode [Auto]
Allows you to set the memory clock mode.Set by the code using [Auto]
or select [Manual] to set using one of the standard values. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual] [Limit]
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MCT Timing Mode [Auto]
Appears only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to [ECP]. This item
allows you to set the Parallel Port ECP DMA. Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
Bank Interleacving [Auto]
Sets whether to allow memory accesses to be spread out over BANKS
on the same node or across nodes, decreasing access contention.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enable Clock to All DIMMs [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable clock to all DIMMs.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
MemClk Tristate C3/ATLVID [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the MemCLK Tri-Stating During C3 and
Alt VID. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Memory Hole Remapping [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Memory Remapping around the memory
hole. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ECC Configuration
ECC Configuration
DRAM ECC Enable
4-Bit ECC Mode
DRAM SCRUB REDIRECT DRAM BG Srub
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
DRAM ECC Enable [Disabled]
Enables or disables the DRAM ECC that allows hardware to report and
correct memory errors automatically to maintain system integrity.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when the DRAM ECC item is set to [Enabled].
4-Bit ECC Mode [Disabled]
Enables or disables the 4-Bit ECC mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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DRAM SCRUB REDIRECT [Disabled]
Sets the system to correct DRAM ECC Errors immediately when they
occur, even if background scrubbing is on. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
DRAM BG Scrub [Disabled]
Disables or sets the DRAM scrubbing functionality that corrects and
rewrites memory errors so later reads are correct. During this while the
memory is not being used improves performance. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [40ns] [80ns] [160ns] [320ns] [640ns] [1.28us] [2.56us]
[5.12us] [10.2us] [20.5us] [41.0us] [81.9us] [163.8us] [327.7us]
[655.4us]
Power Down Control [Auto]
Allows DIMMs to enter power down mode by deasserting the clock enable
signal when DIMMs are not in use. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
Alternate VID [0.850V]
Specifies the alternate VID while in low power states.
Configuration options: [1.050V] [1.025V] [1.000V] [0.975V] [0.950V]
[0.925V] [0.900V] [0.875V] [0.850V] [0.825V] [0.800V]
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AGP Bridge K8M890 AGP/PCI EXPRESS Configuration
OnChip VGA Frame Buffer Size
Primary Graphics Adapter
[64MB]
[PCIE VGA]
VLink Mode Supported
AGP Mode
Graphics Aperture Size
[Auto]
[AGP 8X]
[128MB]
Options for VIA AGP
Chipset
OnChip VGA Frame Buffer Size [64MB]
Sets the onchip VGA frame buffer size.
Configuration options: [64MB] [128MB] [256MB]
Primary Graphics Adapter [PCIE VGA]
Switches the PCI Bus scanning order while searching for a video card. This
allows you to select the type of Primary VGA in case of multiple video
controllers. Configuration options: [PCI] [PCIE VGA] [Integrated VGA]
VLink Mode Supported [Auto]
Sets the VLink 8X support. Configuration options: [Auto] [Mode 0]
[Mode 1] [Mode 2] [Mode 3] [Mode 4]
AGP Mode [8X]
Allows you to change the AGP mode for the onboard VGA.
Configuration options: [AGP 8X] [AGP 4X]
Graphics Aperture Size [128MB]
Allows you to select the size of mapped memory for onboard VGA graphic
data. Configuration options: [32MB] [64MB] [128MB] [256MB]
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Hyper Transport AGP Configuration
Hyper Transport AGP Configuration
(K8/NPT) to (AGP) Freq Auto
[Enabled]
Hyper Transport AGP Configuration [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the K8/NPT to AGP frequency selection by
CPU capability. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
2.4.4 Onboard Devices Configuration
Serial Port1 Address
Serial Port1 Mode
Serial Port2 Address
Serial Port2 Mode
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
Parallel Port IRQ
[3F8/IRQ4]
[Normal]
[2F8/IRQ3]
[Normal]
[378]
[Normal]
[IRQ7]
OnChip SATA-IDE
AC’97 Audio
Onboard LAN
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM
[IDE]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address. Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Serial Port1 Mode [Normal]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 mode. Configuration options: [Normal] [IrDA] [ASK IR]
Serial Port2 Address [2F8/IRQ3]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address. Configuration options: [Disabled] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Serial Port2 Mode [Normal]
Allows you to select the Serial Port2 mode. Configuration options: [Normal] [IrDA] [ASK IR]
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Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses. Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC]
Parallel Port Mode [Normal]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [EPP] [ECP] [EPP+ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port ECP DMA.
Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port IRQ.
Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
OnChip SATA-IDE [IDE]
Allows you to disable or set the onchip SATA-IDE. Configuration options: [Disabled] [IDE] [RAID]
AC’97 Audio [Enabled]
Enables or disables the AC’97 audio controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Onboard LAN [Enabled]
Enables or disables the onboard LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Enables or disables the onboard LAN Boot ROM.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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2.4.5 PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for
PCI/PnP devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources
for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block
for legacy ISA devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S
[No]
PCI Latency Timer
[64]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
[Yes]
Palette Snooping
[Disabled]
IRQ-3 assigned to
IRQ-4 assigned to
IRQ-5 assigned to
IRQ-7 assigned to
IRQ-9 assigned to
IRQ-10 assigned to
IRQ-11 assigned to
IRQ-14 assigned to
IRQ-15 assigned to
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
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.
Plug and Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When
set to [Yes] and if you installed a Plug & Play operating system, the
operating system configures the Plug & Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device
latency timer register. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160]
[192] [224] [248]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card
requests for an IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the
PCI VGA card even if requested. Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
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Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the pallete snooping feature informs the PCI
devices that an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the
latter can function correctly. Setting to [Disabled] deactivates this feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IRQ xx [Available]
When set to [Available], the specific IRQ is free for PCI/PnP devices to
use. When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA devices.
Configuration options: [Available] [Reserved]
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2.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Power Management (APM) feature. Select an item then press <Enter> to
display the configuration options.
Suspend Mode
ACPI APIC Support
[Auto]
[Enabled]
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
2.5.1 Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the ACPI state to be used for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]
2.5.2 ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Enables or disables the ACPI support in the ASIC. When set to Enabled, the
ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.5.3 APM Configuration
APM Configuration
Power Button Mode
Restore on AC Power Loss
[On/Off]
[Power Off]
Power
Power
Power
Power
Power
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
On
On
On
On
On
Ring
PME#
By KBC
By PS/2 Mouse
By RTC Alarm
Power Button Mode [On/Off]
Allows the system to go into On/Off mode or suspend mode when the
power button is pressed. Configuration options: [On/Off] [Suspend]
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off ]
When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power
loss. When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power
loss. When set to Last State, the system goes into either off or on
state whatever the system state before the AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power On Ring [Disabled]
Allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the
computer when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in
Soft-off mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and
applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the
first try. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the
computer is off causes an initialization string that turns the system
power on.
Power On PME# [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PME#-wake up feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Power On By KBC [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up feature. This feature
requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse
to resume the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that
provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this
item is set to Enabled, the items RTC Alarm Date, RTC Alarm Hour, RTC
Alarm Minute, and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values. This feature
requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.5.4 Hardware Monitor
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
[48ºC/118ºF]
[35ºC/95ºF]
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed [3260RPM]
[N/A]
VCORE Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
[ 1.504V]
[ 3.360V]
[ 5.160V]
[11.328V]
Smart Q-Fan Function
[Disabled]
CPU Temperature
CPU temperature beep function [Enabled]
CPU temperature high limit
[95 degree]
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CPU Temperature [xxx ºC/xxx ºF]
MB Temperature [xxx ºC/xxx ºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU,
motherboard and power temperatures. Select Disabled if you do not wish
to display the detected temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU
and chassis fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If any of the fans is
not connected to the motherboard, the specific field shows N/A.
VCORE Voltage, +3.3V Voltage, +5V Voltage, +12V
Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output
through the onboard voltage regulators.
Smart Q-Fan function [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the smart Q-fan control function. When
this field is set to [Enabled], the item Fan Auto Mode Start Speed, Fan
Auto Mode Start Speed Temp, and Fan Auto Mode Full Speed Temp items
appear. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Fan Auto Mode Start Speed [40%]
Sets the fan auto mode start speed. Configuration options: [20%] [40%]
[60%] [80%]
Fan Auto Mode Start Speed Temp [25ºC]
Sets the fan auto mode start speed temperature.
Configuration options: [25ºC] [26ºC] - [50ºC]
Fan Auto Mode Full Speed Temp [55ºC]
Sets the fan auto mode full speed temperature.
Configuration options: [55ºC] [56ºC] - [75ºC]
CPU temperature beep function [Enabled]
Enables or disables the CPU temperature beep function.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU temperature high limit [95 degree]
Disables or sets the CPU temperature high limit.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [95 Degree] [85 Degree] [75 Degree]
[65 Degree]
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2.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Boot Settings
Boot Device Priority
Removable Drives
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
Specifies the Boot
Device Priority
sequence.
2.6.1 Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
[1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
2nd Boot Device
[Hard Drive]
3rd Boot Device
[ATAPI CD-ROM]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
A device enclosed in
parenthesis has been
disabled in the
corresponding type
menu.
1st ~ xxth Boot Device [1st Floppy Drive]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available
devices. The number of device items that appear on the screen depends on
the the number of devices installed in the system. Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled]
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2.6.2 Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Full Screen Logo
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Interrupt 19 Capture
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some Power On Self Tests (POST)
while booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set
to [Disabled], BIOS performs all the POST items. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Make sure that the above item is set to [Enabled] if you want to use the
ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.
Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM. Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock. Configuration options: [Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for F1 key to be pressed when error
occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run
Setup” during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap
Interrupt 19. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.6.3 Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password. <Enter> again to
disable password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After
you have set a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1. Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.
2. From the password box, type a password combination of at least six (6)
letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3. Confirm the password when prompted. The message “Password Installed” appears after you have successfully
set your password.
The Supervisor Password item now shows Installed.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a
user password.
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To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password
then press <Enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear clear it by erasing
the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “2.6 Jumpers” for
information on how to erase the RTC RAM.
After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow
you to change other security settings.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password : InstalledUser Password
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
[Full Access]
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
[Setup]
<Enter> to change
password. <Enter> again to
disabled password.
User Access Level (Full Access]
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 change only to selected fields, such as Date and Time.
Full Access allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup utility.
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Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password
item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you have
set a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a User Password:
1. Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
2. On the password box that appears, type a password combination of at
least six (6) letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3. Confirm the password when prompted. The message “Password Installed” appears after you have successfully
set your password.
The User Password item now shows Installed.
After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow
you to change other security settings.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
[Full Access]
[Setup]
User Access Level [Full Access]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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.
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To set a User Password:
1.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at
least six letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the
Setup utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both
when accessing Setup and booting the system.
Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
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2.7
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values
for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the
options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from
the Exit menu to ensure that the values you selected are saved to the
CMOS RAM. An onboard backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM and
stays on even when the PC is turned off. When you select this option, a
confirmation window appears. Select Yes to save changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes,
the program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save
your changes before exiting. 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.
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Discard Changes
Allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the previously
saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears. Select
Yes to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the
parameters on the Setup menus. When you select this option or if you
press <F5>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to load default
values. Select Exit Saving Changes or make other changes before saving
the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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This chapter describes the contents
of the support CD that comes with
the motherboard package.
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support
3.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® 2000/XP operating systems (OS).
Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize
the features of your hardware.
• Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for reference only. Refer to
your OS documentation for detailed information.
• Make sure that you install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the
Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later versions before installing the
drivers for better compatibility and system stability.
3.2
Support CD information
The support CD that came with the motherboard package contains the
drivers, software applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all
motherboard features.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time
without notice. Visit the ASUS website(www.asus.com) for updates.
3.2.1 Running the support CD
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the
Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
Click an icon to
display support
CD/motherboard
information
Click an item to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the
support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Doubleclick the ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
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3.2.2 Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet Driver
Installs the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet driver.
VIA Chipset Driver Program
Installs the VIA chipset driver program.
VIA S3G Display Driver
Installs the VIA S3G display driver.
Realtek Audio Driver
Installs the Realtek® audio driver.
Realtek RTL8100C LAN Driver
Installs the Realtek® RTL8100C LAN driver.
The screen display and drivers option may not be the same for different
operating system versions.
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3.2.3 Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the
motherboard supports.
ASUS Cool ‘n’ Quiet Utility
Installs the ASUS Cool ‘n’ Quiet utility.
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).
ADOBE Acrobat Reader V7.0
The Adobe® Acrobat® Reader V7.0 is for opening, viewing, and printing
documents in Portable Document Format (PDF).
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
The Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0c is a multimedia technology that enhances
computer graphics and sounds. DirectX® improves the multimedia features
of your computer so you can enjoy watching TV and movies, capturing
videos, or playing games on your computer.
Microsoft® Windows® XP Service Pack 2 already includes Microsoft®
DirectX® 9.0c. If your system is Microsoft® Windows® XP Service
Pack 2‑embedded, skip Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0c installation.
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Anti-Virus utility
The anti-virus utility scans, identifies, and removes computer viruses. View
the online help for detailed information.
ASUS Screen Saver
Installs the ASUS screen saver.
The screen display and utilities option may not be the same for different
operating system versions.
3.2.4 Make Disk menu
The Make Disk menu allows you to make a RAID driver disk.
Make VIA VT8237 RAID Controller Driver
Allows you to create a VIA® VT8237 RAID driver disk.
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3.2.5 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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