User Guide
Motherboard
P4P800 SE
E1535
Checklist
First Edition
February 2004
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Contents
Features
Notices .......................................................................................... vii
Safety information ........................................................................ viii
About this guide .............................................................................. ix
How this guide is organized .................................................. ix
Where to find more information ............................................. ix
Conventions used in this guide .............................................. x
Typography ............................................................................. x
P4P800 SE specifications summary .............................................. xi
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
1.2
1.3
Welcome! ........................................................................... 1-1
Package contents ............................................................... 1-1
Special features .................................................................. 1-2
1.3.1 Product Highlights .................................................. 1-2
1.3.2 Unique ASUS features ........................................... 1-4
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
Before you proceed ............................................................ 2-1
Motherboard overview ........................................................ 2-2
2.2.1 Placement direction ............................................... 2-2
2.2.2 Screw holes ........................................................... 2-2
2.2.3 Motherboard layout ................................................ 2-3
2.2.4 Layout Contents ..................................................... 2-4
Central Processing Unit (CPU) ........................................... 2-6
2.3.1 Overview ................................................................ 2-6
2.3.2 Installing the CPU .................................................. 2-7
2.3.3 Installing the heatsink and fan ............................... 2-9
2.3.4 Connecting the CPU fan cable .............................2-11
System memory ............................................................... 2-12
2.4.1 Overview .............................................................. 2-12
2.4.2 Memory configurations ........................................ 2-12
2.4.3 Qualified Vendor List ............................................ 2-14
2.4.4 Installing a DIMM ................................................. 2-15
2.4.5 Removing a DIMM ............................................... 2-15
Expansion slots ................................................................ 2-16
2.5.1 Installing an expansion card ................................ 2-16
2.5.2 Configuring an expansion card ............................ 2-16
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Contents
Safeguards
2.6
2.7
2.5.3 Interrupt assignments .......................................... 2-17
2.5.4 PCI slots .............................................................. 2-18
2.5.5 AGP slot ............................................................... 2-18
2.5.6 Wi-Fi slot .............................................................. 2-19
Jumpers ............................................................................ 2-20
Connectors ....................................................................... 2-23
2.7.1 Rear panel connectors ......................................... 2-23
2.7.2 Internal connectors .............................................. 2-25
Chapter 3: Powering up
3.1
3.2
Starting up for the first time ................................................ 3-1
Powering off the computer ................................................. 3-2
3.2.1 Using the OS shut down function .......................... 3-2
3.2.2 Using the dual function power switch .................... 3-2
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.1
4.2
4.3
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Managing and updating your BIOS .................................... 4-1
4.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk ............................. 4-1
4.1.2 Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS ...................... 4-2
4.1.3 Using AFUDOS to copy BIOS from PC ................. 4-3
4.1.4 Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS ............ 4-4
4.1.5 Recovering the BIOS with CrashFree BIOS 2 ....... 4-5
4.1.6 ASUS Update ........................................................ 4-7
BIOS Setup program .......................................................... 4-9
4.2.1 BIOS menu screen .............................................. 4-10
4.2.2 Menu bar .............................................................. 4-10
4.2.3 Navigation keys ................................................... 4-10
4.2.4 Menu items ........................................................... 4-11
4.2.5 Sub-menu items ....................................................4-11
4.2.6 Configuration fields ...............................................4-11
4.2.7 Pop-up window .....................................................4-11
4.2.8 Scroll bar ...............................................................4-11
4.2.9 General help .........................................................4-11
Main menu ........................................................................ 4-12
4.3.1 System Time ........................................................ 4-12
4.3.2 System Date ........................................................ 4-12
4.3.3 Legacy Diskette A ................................................ 4-12
4.3.4 Language ............................................................. 4-12
Contents
4.3.5
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave;
Third and Fourth IDE Master ............................... 4-13
4.3.6 IDE Configuration ................................................ 4-14
4.3.7 System Information .............................................. 4-16
Advanced menu ............................................................... 4-16
4.4.1 JumperFree Configuration ................................... 4-17
4.4.2 CPU Configuration ............................................... 4-19
4.4.3 Chipset ................................................................. 4-20
4.4.4 Onboard Devices Configuration ........................... 4-22
4.4.5 PCI PnP ............................................................... 4-24
4.4.6 USB Configuration ............................................... 4-25
4.4.7 Instant Music Configuration ................................. 4-27
Power menu ..................................................................... 4-28
4.5.1 Suspend Mode ..................................................... 4-28
4.5.2 Repost Video on S3 Resume ............................... 4-28
4.5.3 ACPI 2.0 Support ................................................. 4-28
4.5.4 ACPI APIC Support .............................................. 4-28
4.5.5 APM Configuration ............................................... 4-29
4.5.6 Hardware Monitor ................................................ 4-31
Boot menu ........................................................................ 4-32
4.6.1 Boot Device Priority ............................................. 4-33
4.6.2 Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 4-33
4.6.3 Security ................................................................ 4-35
Exit menu ......................................................................... 4-37
Chapter 5: Software support
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
Install an operating system ................................................. 5-1
Support CD information ...................................................... 5-1
5.2.1 Running the support CD ........................................ 5-1
5.2.2 Drivers menu ......................................................... 5-2
5.2.3 Utilities menu ......................................................... 5-3
5.2.4 ASUS Contact Information ..................................... 5-4
5.2.5 Other information ................................................... 5-5
Software Information .......................................................... 5-7
5.3.1 ASUS MyLogo2™ .................................................. 5-7
5.3.2 ASUS Instant Music ............................................... 5-9
AI Net feature ................................................................... 5-12
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5.5
5.6
5.7
SoundMAX® 4 XL software ............................................... 5-13
Setup wizards ................................................................... 5-14
Intel® RAID for Serial ATA configuration ........................... 5-17
5.6.1 BIOS Configuration .............................................. 5-17
5.6.2 Installing Serial ATA (SATA) hard disks ................ 5-17
5.6.3 Creating, Deleting, and Resetting RAID Sets ...... 5-18
5.6.4 Creating a RAID Volume ...................................... 5-18
5.6.5 Deleting a RAID Volume ...................................... 5-19
5.6.6 Reset RAID Data ................................................. 5-20
Creating a RAID driver disk .............................................. 5-21
Quick Reference Card
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the
graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations.
Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to
operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from
the electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that
the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal
cables are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the
existing system before you add a device.
• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard,
ensure that all power cables are unplugged.
• Seek professional assistance before using an adpater or extension
cord. These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your
area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you
are using, contact your local power company.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully
read all the manuals that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
product in any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing the
motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This manual contains the following parts:
• Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the motherboard features of the and the new
technologies it supports.
• Chapter 2: Hardware information
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to
perform when installing system components. It includes description of
the jumpers and connectors on the motherboard.
• Chapter 3: Powering up
This chapter describes the power up sequence, the vocal POST
messages, and ways of shutting down the system.
• Chapter 4: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
• Chapter 5: Software support
This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes with
the motherboard package.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
1. ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware
and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
2. Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as
warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These
documents are not part of the standard package.
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Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing 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 indicates that you must press the enclosed
key. Example: <Enter> indicates that you must
press the Enter or Return key.
<Multiple key names> 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 enter the command exactly
as shown then supply the appropriate values that
appear in brackets. Example:
At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /i[filename]
In this example, you must supply a filename for
[filename].
afudos /iP4P800E.ROM
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P4P800 SE specifications summary
CPU
Socket 478 for Intel® Pentium® 4 / Celeron processors
with speeds up to 3.2 GHz+
Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Supports Intel® Prescott CPU
Chipset
Intel® 865PE
Intel® ICH5R
Front Side Bus (FSB)
800/533/400 MHz
Memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
4 x 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets for up to 4GB unbuffered
non-ECC DDR400/333/266 SDRAM memory
ASUS Hyper-Path Technology
Expansion slots
1 x AGP 8X (0.8V, 1.5V only)
5 x PCI
1 x ASUS WiFi slot for optional wireless LAN upgrade
Storage
ICH5R SouthBridge supports
- 2 x UltraDMA 100/66/33
- 2 x Serial ATA with RAID 0, RAID 1 function
AI Audio
ADI AD1985 SoundMAX® 6-channel CODEC
Audio Sensing and Enumeration Technology
S/PDIF out interface support
AI Net
Marvell® 88E8001 Gigabit Ethernet controller
Virtual Cable Tester (VCT) Technology support
AI BIOS
ASUS CrashFree BIOS2
ASUS Q-Fan Technology
AI Overclocking
Intelligent CPU frequency tuner
ASUS JumperFree
CPU, Memory and AGP voltage adjustable
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection) from 100MHz up to
400MHz at 1MHz increment
Adjustable FSB/DDR ratio. Fixed AGP/PCI frequencies
ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
Special features
Power Loss Restart
S/PDIF out interface support
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P4P800 SE specifications summary
Rear panel I/O
1 x Parallel port
1 x Serial port
1 x S/PDIF output port
1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
1 x PS/2 Mouse port
1 x RJ45 port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
8-channel audio I/O ports
Internal I/O
2 x USB 2.0 connectors for four additional USB 2.0 ports
CPU/Chassis/Power fan connectors
20-pin/4-pin ATX 12V power connectors
Chassis intrusion
S/PDIF-out connector
GAME/MIDI connector
CD/AUX/Modem audio connectors
Front panel audio connector
Serial port 2 connector
BIOS features
4Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM
BIOS 2.3, ASUS EZ Flash, ASUS Instant Music, ASUS
MyLogo2, ASUS C.P.R., ASUS Multi-Language BIOS
Industry standard
PCI 2.2, PCI 2.3, USB 2.0
Manageability
WfM2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL, WOR, chassis intrusion
Support CD contents
Device drivers
ASUS PC Probe
ASUS AI Booster
ASUS Live Update Utility
Trend Micro™ PC-cillin anti-virus software
Form Factor
ATX form factor: 12 in x 9.6 in (30.5 cm x 24.5 cm)
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Chapter 1
This chapter describes the motherboard
features and the new technologies it
supports.
Product introduction
Chapter summary
1.1
Welcome! ........................................................ 1-1
1.2
Package contents .......................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features ............................................. 1-2
ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying the ASUS® P4P800 SE motherboard!
The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies
making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!
The motherboard incorporates the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor in a
478-pin package coupled with the Intel® 865PE chipset to set a new
benchmark for an effective desktop platform solution.
Supporting up to 4 GB of system memory with DDR400/333/266 SDRAM,
high-resolution graphics via an AGP 8X slot, Serial ATA support, RAID,
USB 2.0, and 6-channel audio features, the motherboard takes you ahead
in the world of power computing!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it,
check the items in your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard
ASUS motherboard support CD
Intervideo® WinDVD Suite Platinum (Gold Version only)
2 x SATA cable
1 x 2-port USB+GAME module with cable (Retail boxes only)
1 x 80-conductor ribbon cable for UltraDMA IDE drives
1 x 40-conductor IDE cable
1 x Ribbon cable for a 3.5-inch floppy drive
I/O shield
Bag of extra jumper caps
Instant Music keyboard label (Retail boxes only)
User Guide (includes Quick Reference Card)
Quick Setup Guide (Retail boxes only)
Setting Sticker (Retail boxes only)
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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1.3
Special features
1.3.1 Product Highlights
Latest processor technology
The motherboard comes with a 478-pin surface mount, Zero Insertion
Force (ZIF) socket for the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor in the 478-pin
package with 512/256KB L2 cache on 0.13 micron process. This
motherboard supports 800/533/400 MHz system front side bus that allows
6.4GB/s, 4.3GB/s and 3.2GB/s data transfer rates, respectively. The
motherboard also supports the Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology and the
next-generation Intel® Prescott CPU.
Dual Channel DDR memory support
Employing the Double Data Rate (DDR) memory technology, the
motherboard supports up to 4GB of system memory using DDR400/333/
266 DIMMs. The ultra-fast 400MHz memory bus delivers the required
bandwidth for the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications.
ASUS Hyper-Path Technology
This unique technology from ASUS optimizes the true potential of the
Intel® 865PE chipset to deliver the highest performance among competing
865PE-based solutions.
SouthBridge Integrated Serial ATA and RAID solution
The motherboard supports the next generation Serial ATA (SATA)
specification with RAID 0 and RAID 1 function through the ICH5R
SouthBridge controller. The Serial ATA specification provides scalable
performance with up to 150MB/s data transfer rate and allows a maximum
of two Serial ATA hard disks with RAID 0 and RAID 1 array.
AGP 8X support
AGP 8X (AGP 3.0) is the next generation VGA interface specification that
enables enhanced graphics performance with high bandwidth speeds up
to 2.12 GB/s.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
S/PDIF out
The motherboard supports S/PDIF out function turns your computer into a
high-end entertainment system with digital connectivity to powerful
speaker systems.
8 USB 2.0 ports
The motherboard implements the new Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
specification, extending the connection speed from 12 Mbps on USB 1.1
to a fast 480 Mbps on USB 2.0 - supporting up to 8 USB 2.0 ports. The
higher bandwidth of USB 2.0 allows connection of devices such as high
resolution video conferencing cameras, next generation scanners and
printers, and fast storage units. USB 2.0 is backward compatible with
USB 1.1.
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1.3.2 Unique ASUS features
ASUS Wi-Fi slot
The ASUS Wi-Fi slot is designed for the ASUS WiFi-b™ add-on card to set
up an environment for wireless LAN. The ASUS WiFi-b™ add-on card
bundles the exclusive software Access Point (AP) to save the extra cost of
a stand-alone AP. In addition, the card comes with user-friendly utilities
and applications that allow quick connection to notebooks, PDAs and
other wireless LAN peripherals. See page 2-19.
AI NET solution
The Marvell® Gigabit LAN controller chipset is onboard to provide a
single-chip solution for LAN on Motherboard (LOM) applications. The
controller integrates 32-bit 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet Media
Access Control (IEEE 802.3 compliant) and Physical Layer Transceiver
solution to support high performance network applications. The controller
is equipped with the Virtual Cable Tester (VCT) net-diagnosing utility, that
intelligently diagnoses and reports cable faults from a remote location up
to 100 meters. This feature helps maintain a more stable network
connection. See page 5-12.
AI Audio solution
The SoundMAX®-class ADI AD1985 AC ‘97 audio CODEC supports
6-channel 5.1 surround sound output, stereo microphone input, variable
sample rate conversion (SRC), professional quality 103-dB output with
94-dB SNR, and analog enumeration capability. The SoundMAX® 4 XL
software features the AudioESP™ (Audio Enumeration and Sensing
Process) that allows intelligent detection of the peripherals plugged into
the audio ports and identifies the incompatible devices, if any.. See 5-13.
AI Overclocking
This feature allows convenient overclocking up to 30% (depending on the
installed CPU and DRAM) to enhance system performance while
maintaining system stability. See page 4-17.
AI BIOS solution
The AI BIOS is a combination of three ASUS intelligent solutions: Q-Fan
and CrashFree BIOS2.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
ASUS Q-Fan technology
The ASUS Q-Fan technology smartly adjusts the fan speeds according to
the system loading to ensure quiet, cool, and efficient operation.
See page 4-31.
CrashFree BIOS 2
This feature allows you to restore the original BIOS data from the ASUS
support CD in case when the BIOS codes and data are corrupted. This
protection eliminates the need to buy a replacement ROM chip.
See page 4-5.
ASUS MyLogo2™
This new feature present in the motherboard allows you to personalize and
add style to your system with customizable boot logos.
See pages 4-33, 5-7.
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.
When the system hangs due to overclocking, C.P.R. eliminates the need to
open the system chassis and clear the RTC data. Simply reboot the
system and the BIOS shows the previous setting so users can amend the
CPU setting again.
ASUS EZ Flash BIOS
With the ASUS EZ Flash, you can easily update the system BIOS even
before loading the operating system. No need to use a DOS-based utility
or boot from a floppy disk. See page 4-4.
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ASUS Multi-language BIOS
The multi-language BIOS allows you to select the language of your choice
from the available options. The localized BIOS menus allow you to
configure easier and faster. See page 4-12.
ASUS Instant Music
This unique feature allows you to playback audio files even without
booting the system to Windows™. Just press the ASUS Instant Music
special function keys and enjoy the music! See pages 4-27, 5-9.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
Chapter 2
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.
Hardware information
Chapter summary
2.1
Before you proceed ....................................... 2-1
2.2
Motherboard overview ................................... 2-2
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU) ..................... 2-6
2.4
System memory ........................................... 2-12
2.5
Expansion slots ........................................... 2-16
2.6
Jumpers ........................................................ 2-20
2.7
Connectors ................................................... 2-23
ASUS P4P800 SE motherboard
2.1
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard
components or change any motherboard settings.
1. Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
2. Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or to
a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
3. Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
4. Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded
antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.
5. Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX
power supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from
the power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to
the motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.
Onboard LED
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED. When lit, this green
LED indicates that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode, a
reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug the power
cable before removing or plugging in any motherboard component. The
illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED.
®
P4P800 SE
SB_PWR1
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
P4P800 SE 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.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and
damage motherboard components.
2.2.1 Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the
chassis in the correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the
rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image below.
2.2.2 Screw holes
Place nine (9) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the
motherboard to the chassis.
Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so may damage the
motherboard.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.2.3 Motherboard layout
24.5cm (9.6in)
Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP1)
FLOPPY1
30.5cm (12.0in)
Top:Line In
Center:Line Out
Below:Mic In
SEC_IDE1
USB2.0 Top:
T: USB4 RJ-45 USBPW12
B: USB3
USBPW34
PRI_IDE1
Intel
82865PE
Memory
Controller
Hub
ATX12V1
DDR DIMM_B2 (64 bit,184-pin module)
USB20_12
DDR DIMM_B1 (64 bit,184-pin module)
COM1
DDR DIMM_A2 (64 bit,184-pin module)
DDR DIMM_A1 (64 bit,184-pin module)
PARALLEL PORT
SPDIF_O
CPU_FAN1
ATX Power Connector
Socket 478
Super
I/O
PS/2KBMS KBPWR
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
Marvell
Gigabit
LAN
®
CHA_FAN1
SATA2
Intel
ICH5R
PCI1
CD1
AUX1
PCI2
MODEM1
USBPW56
USBPW78
PCI3
FP_AUDIO
USB_56
4Mbit
Firmware
Hub
USB_78
P4P800 SE
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
PCI4
SPDIF_OUT
SATA1
SMB20
CLRTC1
Audio
Codec
PWR_FAN1
PCI5
SB_PWR1
GAME1
CHASSIS1
COM2
PANEL1
WIFI
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2.2.4 Layout Contents
2-4
Slots
Page
1. DDR DIMM slots
2-12
2. PCI slots
2-18
3. AGP slot
2-18
4. Wi-Fi slot
2-19
Jumpers
Page
1. Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
2-20
2. USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34,
USBPW56, USBPW78)
2-21
3. Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR)
2-22
4. SMB 2.0 jumper
2-22
Rear Panel Connectors
Page
1. PS/2 mouse port
2-23
2. Parallel port
2-23
3. Line In jack
2-23
4. Line Out jack
2-23
5. Microphone jack
2-23
6. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4
2-23
7. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
2-23
8. Serial connector
2-23
9. S/PDIF Coaxial cable jack
2-23
10. PS/2 keyboard port
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Internal Connectors
Page
1. Floppy disk connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
2-25
2. Primary IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE1)
2-25
3. Secondary IDE connector (40-1 pin SEC_IDE1)
2-25
4. Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
2-26
5. CPU fan connector (3-pin CPU_FAN)
2-28
6. Power fan connector (3-pin PWR_FAN)
2-28
7. Chassis fan connector (3-pin CHA_FAN)
2-28
8. Serial Port 2 connector (10-1 pin COM2)
2-28
9. ATX power connector (20-pin ATXPWR)
2-29
10. ATX 12V power connector (4-pin ATX12V)
2-29
11. USB headers (10-1 pin USB_56, USB_78)
2-30
12. CD connector (4-pin CD)
2-31
13. AUX connector (4-pin AUX)
2-31
14. MODEM connector (4-pin MODEM)
2-31
15. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin FP_AUDIO)
2-31
16. GAME/MIDI connector (16-1 pin GAME)
2-32
17. Chassis Intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
2-32
18. System panel connector (20-pin PANEL)
2-33
- System Power LED Lead (Green 3-1 pin PLED)
- System Warning Speaker Lead (Orange 4-pin SPKR)
- Reset Switch (Blue 2-pin RESET)
- ATX Power Switch (Yellow 2-pin PWRBTN)
- System Management Interrupt Lead (Light Blue 2-pin SMI)
- Hard Disk Activity LED (Red 2-pin IDE_LED)
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2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
2.3.1 Overview
The motherboard comes with a surface mount 478-pin Zero Insertion
Force (ZIF) socket designed for the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor.
Take note of the marked corner (with
gold triangle) on the CPU. This mark
should match a specific corner on the
socket to ensure correct installation.
Gold Mark
Notes on Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
•
This motherboard supports Intel® Pentium® 4 CPUs with
Hyper-Threading Technology.
•
Hyper-Threading Technology is supported under Windows® XP and
Linux 2.4.x (kernel) and later versions only. Under Linux, use the
Hyper-Threading compliler to compile the code. If you are using any
other operating systems, disable the Hyper-Threading Technology
item in BIOS to ensure system stability and performance.
•
It is recommended that you install Windows® XP Service Pack 1.
•
Make sure to enable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in BIOS
before installing a supported operating system.
•
For more information on Hyper-Threading Technology, visit
www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading.
To use the Hyper-Threading Technology on this motherboard:
1. Buy an Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU that supports Hyper-Threading
Technology. Install the CPU.
2. Power up the system and enter BIOS Setup (see Chapter 4). Under
the Advanced Menu, make sure that the item Hyper-Threading
Technology is set to Enabled. The item appears only if you installed a
CPU that supports Hyper-Threading Technology.
3. Reboot the computer.
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2.3.2 Installing the CPU
Follow these steps to install a CPU.
1. Locate the 478-pin ZIF socket on the motherboard.
2. Unlock the socket by pressing the
lever sideways, then lift it up to a
90°-100° angle.
90º~100º 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 its marked
corner matches the base of the
socket lever.
Gold Mark
4. Carefully insert the CPU into the
socket until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU
into the socket to prevent bending the pins and damaging the CPU!
5. When the CPU is in place, push
down the socket lever to secure
the CPU. The lever clicks on the
side tab to indicate that it is
locked.
After installation, make sure to plug-in the 4-pin ATX power cable to the
motherboard.
This motherboard does not support unlocked Intel® Willamette CPUs.
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2.3.3 Installing the heatsink and fan
The Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor requires a specially designed heatsink
and fan assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
When you buy a boxed Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, the package
includes the heatsink, fan, and retention mechanism.
In case you buy a CPU separately, make sure that you use only
Intel®-certified heatsink and fan.
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.
CPU Heatsink
Retention Module Base
Your boxed Intel® Pentium® 4 processor package 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. Position the fan with the retention mechanism on top of the heatsink.
Align and snap the four hooks of the retention mechanism to the holes
on each corner of the module base.
Make sure that the fan and retention mechanism assembly perfectly
fits the heatsink and module base, otherwise you cannot snap the
hooks into the holes.
Retention Hole
Retention Lock
Retention Hook Snapped
to the Retention Hole
Keep the retention locks lifted upward while fitting the retention
mechanism to the module base.
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3. Push down the locks on the retention mechanism to secure the
heatsink and fan to the module base.
When secure, the retention locks should point to opposite directions.
2.3.4 Connecting the CPU fan cable
When the fan, heatsink, and the retention mechanism are in place,
connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled
CPU_FAN.
CPU Fan Connector
(CPU_FAN)
Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring
errors may occur if you fail to plug this connector.
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2.4
System memory
2.4.1 Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual Inline
Memory Module (DIMM) sockets.
80 Pins
DIMM_B2
DIMM_B1
DIMM_A2
DIMM_A1
The following figure illustrates the location of the sockets.
104 Pins
®
P4P800 SE
P4P800 SE 184-Pin DDR DIMM Sockets
2.4.2 Memory configurations
You may install 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, and 1GB DDR DIMMs
into the DIMM sockets using the memory configurations in this section.
Important notes on memory configurations
1. Installing DDR DIMMs other than the recommended configurations
may cause memory sizing error or system boot failure. Use any of
the recommended configurations in Table 1.
2. Use the blue DIMM slots first.
3. In Dual-channel configurations, install only identical (the same type
and size) DDR DIMM pairs for each channel.
4. Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency, otherwise, the
system may run in a lower frequency. For optimum compatibility, it
is recommended that you obtain memory modules from the same
vendor. See list of Qualified Vendors List on page 2-13.
5. When all four sockets are populated with 1GB DIMMs (total 4 GB),
the system may detect only 3+GB (a little less than 4 GB) due to
the Southbridge resource allocation.
6. Three DDR DIMMs installed into any three memory sockets will
function in single channel mode.
7. Make sure that the memory frequency matches the CPU FSB.
Refer to Table 2 for configurations.
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Table 1
Recommended memory configurations
Mode/DIMM Type
Single-channel
(DDR400/DDR333/
DDR266)
Dual-channel
(DDR400/DDR333/
DDR266)
DIMM_A1
(blue)
Sockets
DIMM_A2 DIMM_B1
(black)
(blue)
DIMM_B2
(black)
(1)
Populated
—
—
—
(2)
—
Populated
—
—
(3)
—
—
Populated
—
(4)
—
—
—
Populated
(1)
Populated
—
Populated
—
(2)
—
Populated
—
Populated
(3)*
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
* For dual-channel configuration (3), you may:
• install identical DIMMs in all four sockets or
• install identical DIMM pair in DIMM_A1 and DIMM_B1 (blue sockets)
and identical DIMM pair in DIMM_A2 and DIMM_B2 (black sockets)
Table 2
Memory frequency/CPU FSB synchronization
CPU FSB
DDR DIMM Type
Memory Frequency
800 MHz
PC3200/PC2700*/PC2100
400/333*/266 MHz
533 MHz
PC2700/PC2100
333/266 MHz
400 MHz
PC2100
266 MHz
*When using 800MHz CPU FSB, PC2700 DDR DIMMs may run only at
320MHz (not 333MHz) due to chipset limitation.
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2.4.3 Qualified Vendor List
The following table lists the DDR400 memory modules that have been
tested and qualified for use with this motherboard.
Size
Vendor
Model
Brand
SS/DS
256MB
A DATA
MDGA5F3G315B1EC2
ADATA
256MB
A DATA
MDOWB5F3G316B1EAE
Winbond
SS
W942508BH-5
•
•
256MB
A DATA
MDOSS6F3G31JB1EAE
SAMSUNG
SS
K4H560838D-TCC4
•
•
256MB
Apacer
77.10636.465
SAMSUNG
SS
K4H560838D-TCC4
•
•
•
SAMSUNG
•
SS
Component
A* B* C*
ADD8608A8A-5B
•
•
•
512MB
Apacer
77.10736.464
DS
K4H560838D-TCC4
•
•
256MB
Corsair
CMX256-3500C2 XMS3502v1.1 N/A
SS
N/A
•
•
512MB
Corsair
CMX512-3500C2 XMS3502v1.1 N/A
DS
N/A
•
•
256MB
Hynix
HYMD232646B8J-D43AA
Hynix
SS
HY5DU56822BT-D43
•
•
•
512MB
Hynix
HYMD232646B8J-D43AA
Hynix
DS
HY5DU56822BT-D43
•
•
•
128MB
Infineon
HYS64D16301GU-5-B
Infineon
SS
HYB25D256160BT-5B •
•
•
256MB
Infineon
HYS64D32300GU-5-B
Infineon
SS
HYB25D256800BT-5B •
•
•
512MB
Infineon
HYS64D64320GU-5-B
Infineon
SS
HYB25D256800BT-5B •
•
•
256MB
Kingston
KVR400X64C25/256
Winbond
SS
W942508BH-5
•
•
•
512MB
Kingston
KVR400X64C25/512
Winbond
DS
W942508BH-5
•
256MB
Kingston
KHX3500/256
N/A
SS
N/A
•
256MB
MICRON
MT16VDDT3264AG-403B2
MICRON
DS
MT46V16M8-5TESB
•
•
512MB
PSC
AL6D8A53TK1-5B
PSC
DS
A2S56D30ATP
•
•
256MB
SAMSUNG M368L3223ETM-CCC
SAMSUNG
SS
K4H560838E-TCCC
•
•
•
512MB
SAMSUNG M368L6423ETM-CCC
SAMSUNG
DS
K4H560838E-TCCC
•
•
•
256MB
Transcend TS32MLD64V4F3
SAMSUNG
SS
K4H560838D-TCC4
•
•
•
•
256MB
Transcend TS32MLD64V4F3
Mosel
SS
V58C2256804SAT5
•
•
512MB
Transcend TS64MLD64V4F3
SAMSUNG
DS
K4H560838D-TCC4
•
•
256MB
Transcend TS64MLD64V4F3
Mosel
DS
V58C2256804SAT5
•
•
•
256MB
TwinMOS
M2G9108AFATT9FD81AA4T TwinMOS
SS
TMD7608F8E50D
•
•
•
512MB
TwinMOS
M2G9J16AGATT9F081AA4T TwinMOS
DS
TMD7608F8E50D
•
•
256MB
TwinMOS
M2S9108AFAPS9F0811A-T
PSC
SS
A2S56D30ATP
•
•
256MB
Winbond
W9425GCDB-5
Winbond
SS
W942508CH-5
•
•
•
512MB
Winbond
W9451GCDB-5
Winbond
DS
W942508CH-5
•
•
•
A* B* C* -
•
supports one module inserted in the slot referred in Table 1, in a Single-channel memory
configuration.
supports one pair of modules inserted into either the blue slots or the yellow slots as one
pair of Dual-channel memory configuration .
support for 4 modules inserted into the blue & yellow slots as two pairs of Dual-channel
memory configuration.
Obtain DDR DIMMs only from ASUS qualified vendors. Visit the ASUS
website (www.asus.com) for the latest QVL.
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2.4.4 Installing a DIMM
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing
DIMMs or other system components. Failure to do so may cause
severe damage to both the motherboard and the components.
DDR DIMM NOTCH
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.
Unlocked Retaining Clip
A DDR 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.
Locked Retaining Clip
2.4.5 Removing a DIMM
Follow these steps 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. 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 motherboard
has available PCI slots and an Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot. The
following sub-sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that
they support.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing
expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and
damage motherboard components.
2.5.1 Installing an expansion card
Follow these steps to install an expansion card.
1. Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that
came with it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
2. Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed
in a chassis).
3. Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the
screw for later use.
4. Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
5. Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
6. Replace the system cover.
2.5.2 Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure the card by adjusting the
software settings.
1. Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any.
See Chapter 4 for information on BIOS setup.
2. Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
3. Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
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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*
*
Priority
1
2
N/A
11
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Standard Function
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Programmable Interrupt
Communications Port (COM2)
Communications Port (COM1)
Sound Card (sometimes LPT2)
Floppy Disk Controller
Printer Port (LPT1)
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
ACPI Mode when used
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
A
PCI slot 1
—
PCI slot 2
—
PCI slot 3
—
PCI slot 4
—
PCI slot 5
—
AGP slot
used
Onboard USB 1.1/2.0 controller —
Onboard LAN
—
Onboard Audio
—
B
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
C
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
used
D
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
E
F
G
H
— shared —
—
—
— shared —
—
—
— shared
shared —
—
—
— shared —
—
—
—
—
—
shared shared shared shared
—
— shared —
—
—
—
—
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support
“Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments.
Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the
system unstable and the card inoperable.
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2.5.4 PCI slots
The PCI slots support PCI cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB
card, and other cards that comply with PCI specifications. The following
figure shows a LAN card installed on a PCI slot.
•
•
When installing long PCI cards, it is recommended that you install
it in PCI slots 3, 4, or 5. Long PCI cards installed in PCI slots 1 and
2 may interfere with the SATA and GAME connectors.
The PCI slot 5 and Wi-Fi slot can not be used at the same time.
2.5.5 AGP slot
The Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot that supports AGP8X/4X cards.
When you buy an AGP card, make sure that you ask for one with +1.5V
specification. Note the notches on the card golden fingers to ensure that
they fit the AGP slot on your motherboard.
Install only 1.5V or 0.8V AGP cards on this motherboard! This
motherboard does not support 3.3V AGP cards.
®
P4P800 SE
Keyed for 1.5v
P4P800 SE Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)
If installing the ATi 9500 or 9700 Pro Series VGA cards, use only the
card version PN xxx-xxxxx-30 or later, for optimum performance and
overclocking stability.
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2.5.6 Wi-Fi slot
The Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) slot supports the ASUS WiFi-b™ module.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for product updates.
The Wi-Fi slot conforms to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers (IEEE) 802.11b/g standard for wireless devices operating in the
2.4 GHz frequency band.
®
P4P800 SE
WIFI
P4P800 SE WIRELESS Connectors
ASUS WiFi-b™ Setup
•
•
The PCI 5 slot and the Wi-Fi slot can not be used at the same
time.
The ASUS WiFi-b™ module is purchased separately.
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2.6
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 RAM
data in CMOS, that include system setup information such as system
passwords, is powered by the onboard button cell battery.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the onboard battery.
3. Move the jumper 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. Replace 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.
CLRTC1
®
1 2
P4P800 SE
2 3
Normal
(Default)
Clear CMOS
P4P800 SE 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
BIOS can automatically reset parameter settings to default values.
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2. USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34, USBPW56,
USBPW78)
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).
USBPW12
USBPW34
2 3
1 2
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
®
USBPW56
USBPW78
1 2
2 3
P4P800 SE
P4P800 SE USB Device Wake Up
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
•
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 will not power up.
•
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep
mode.
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3. 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) if you wish to wake up the
computer when you press a key on the keyboard (the default is the
Space Bar). This feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply
at least 1A on the +5VSB lead, and a corresponding setting in the
BIOS (see section 4.5.1 Power Up Control).
KBPWR
1 2
2 3
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
®
P4P800 SE
P4P800 SE Keyboard Power Setting
4. SMB2.0 (two 3-pin SMB20)
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the SMBus 2.0 feature
supported on the motherboard. By default, these jumpers are set to
pins 2-3 to disable the feature. If you wish to install PCI devices that
comply with SMBus 2.0 specification, move the jumper caps to pins
1-2 to enable the SMBus 2.0 feature.
SMB20
®
1 2
2 3
P4P800 SE
Enable
P4P800 SE SMB2.0 Support
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Disable
(Default)
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2.7
Connectors
2.7.1 Rear panel connectors
1
2
3
4
5
6
11
10
9
8
7
1. PS/2 mouse port. This green 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 mouse.
2. Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner, or
other devices.
3. RJ-45 port. This port allows connection to a Local Area Network (LAN)
through a network hub.
4. Line In jack. This Line In (light blue) jack connects a tape player or
other audio sources. In 4- and 6-channel modes, the function of this
jack becomes Rear Speaker Out.
5. Line Out jack. This Line Out (lime) jack connects a headphone or a
speaker. In 4- and 6-channel modes, the function of this jack becomes
Front Speaker Out.
6. Microphone jack. This Mic (pink) jack connects a microphone. In 6channel mode, the function of this jack becomes Bass/Center.
7. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB)
ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
8. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB)
ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
9. Serial connector. This 9-pin COM1 port is for serial devices.
10. S/PDIF Coaxial out jack. This jack connects to external audio output
devices with coaxial cable connectors.
11. PS/2 keyboard port. This purple connector is for a PS/2 keyboard.
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Rear panel audio ports function variation
The functions of the Line Out (lime), Line In (blue), and Mic (pink) ports on
the rear panel change when you select the 4-channel or 6-channel audio
configuration as shown in the following table.
Headphone/
2-Speaker
4-Speaker
6-Speaker
Light Blue
Line In
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Mic In
Bass/Center
Windows® 98SE only supports 4.1-channel speaker setting.
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2.7.2 Internal connectors
1. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. After
connecting one end to the motherboard, connect the other end to the
floppy drive. (Pin 5 is removed to prevent incorrect insertion when
using ribbon cables with pin 5 plug).
FLOPPY1
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
®
P4P800 SE
PIN 1
P4P800 SE Floppy Disk Drive Connector
2. IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE1, SEC_IDE1)
This connector supports the provided UltraDMA100/66 IDE hard disk
ribbon cable. Connect the cable’s blue connector to the primary
(recommended) or secondary IDE connector, then connect the gray
connector to the UltraDMA100/66 slave device (hard disk drive) and the
black connector to the UltraDMA100/66 master device.
SEC_IDE1
1. Follow the hard disk drive documentation when setting the device
in master or slave mode.
2. Pin 20 on each IDE connector is removed to match the covered
hole on the UltraDMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect
orientation when you connect the cables.
3. The hole near the blue connector on the UltraDMA cable is
intentional.
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P4P800 SE IDE Connectors
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PRI_IDE1
®
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
PIN 1
2-25
3. Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
These next generation connectors support the thin Serial ATA cables
for primary internal storage devices. The current Serial ATA interface
allows up to 150 MB/s data transfer rate, faster than the standard
parallel ATA with 133 MB/s (UltraDMA133).
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
SATA2
®
SATA1
P4P800 SE SATA Connectors
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
P4P800 SE
Important notes on Serial ATA
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•
In a legacy operating system (DOS, Windows 98, Windows Me,
Windows NT) environment, using the Serial ATA connectors will
disable the ICHR chipset support to one of the IDE channels
(either primary or secondary channel).
•
The Serial ATA RAID feature (RAID 0,1) is available only if you are
using Windows® XP and Windows® 2000.
•
Hot plug support for Serial ATA drive and connections are not
available in this motherboard.
•
Install Windows® XP Service Pack 1 when using Serial ATA.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
Parallel ATA and Serial ATA device configurations
Following are the Parallel ATA and Serial ATA device configurations
supported by Intel ICH5R specifications.
Native operating systems (OS) are Windows 2000/XP. ICH5R supports a
maximum of six (6) devices using these OS.
Legacy OS are MS-DOS, Windows 98/Me/NT4.0. ICH5R supports a
maximum of four (4) devices using these OS.
Operating System
Primary
(2 devices)
P-ATA
Secondary
Port 0
(2 devices)
S-ATA
Port 1
(1 device)
(1 device)
—
—
1. Windows 2000/XP
2. Windows 98/Me/NT4.0
Configuration A
—
Configuration B
—
Configuration C
Legend:
—
Supported
Disabled
Required IDE Configuration settings in BIOS
Refer to the following table for the appropriate BIOS settings of the above
P-ATA and S-ATA device configurations. See section “4.3.6 IDE
Configuration” for details on the related BIOS items.
BIOS item
Onboard IDE Operate Mode
Windows
2000/XP
Enhanced Mode
Enhanced Mode Support On S-ATA
IDE Port Settings
—
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A
Windows 98/Me/NT4.0
B
Compatible Mode
Compatible Mode
C
Compatible Mode
—
—
—
Primary P-ATA+S-ATA
Sec. P-ATA+S-ATA
P-ATA Ports Only
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4. CPU, Power and Chassis Fan Connectors
(3-pin CPU_FAN, PWR_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.
GND
+12V
Rotation
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Lack of
sufficient air flow within the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on
the fan connectors!
GND
+12V
Rotation
CPU_FAN1
CHA_FAN1
GND
+12V
Rotation
®
P4P800 SE
PWR_FAN1
P4P800 SE 12-Volt Fan Connectors
5. Serial Port 2 connector (10-1 pin COM2)
This connector accomodates a second serial port using a serial port
bracket. Connect the bracket cable to this connector then install the
bracket into a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
COM2
®
PIN 1
P4P800 SE
P4P800 SE Serial COM2 Bracket
The serial port bracket is purchased separately.
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6. ATX power connectors (20-pin ATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
These connectors connect to an ATX 12V power supply. The plugs
from the power supply are designed to fit these connectors in only one
orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the
connectors completely fit.
In addition to the 20-pin ATX power connector, this motherboard
requires that you connect the 4-pin ATX +12V power plug to provide
sufficient power to the CPU.
1. Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12V power plug.
Otherwise, the system does not boot up.
2. Make sure that your ATX 12V power supply can provide 8A on the
+12V lead and at least 1A on the +5-volt standby lead (+5VSB).
The minimum recommended wattage is 300W, or 350W for a fully
configured system. The system may become unstable or may not
boot up if the power is inadequate.
ATXPWR1
®
P4P800 SE
+3.3VDC
-12.0VDC
COM
PS_ON#
COM
COM
COM
-5.0VDC
+5.0VDC
+5.0VDC
+3.3VDC
+3.3VDC
COM
+5.0VDC
COM
+5.0VDC
COM
PWR_OK
+5VSB
+12.0VDC
ATX12V1
+12V DC GND
+12V DC GND
P4P800 SE ATX Power Connector
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7. USB headers (10-1 pin USB_56, USB_78)
If the USB ports on the rear panel are inadequate, two USB headers
are available for additional USB ports. The USB headers comply with
USB 2.0 specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
This speed advantage over the conventional 12 Mbps on USB 1.1
allows faster Internet connection, interactive gaming, and simultaneous
running of high-speed peripherals.
®
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
USB+5V
USB_P6USB_P6+
GND
NC
You must install the driver before you can use the USB 2.0 capability.
P4P800 SE
USB78
1
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
P4P800 SE USB 2.0 Header
1
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
USB56
NEVER connect a 1394 cable to any of the USB (blue) connectors.
Doing so will damage the motherboard!
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8. Internal audio connectors (4-pin MODEM, CD, AUX)
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound
sources such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card. The MODEM
connector allows the onboard audio to interface with a voice modem
card with a similar connector. It also allows the sharing of mono_in
(such as a phone) and a mono_out (such as a speaker) between the
audio and a voice modem card.
MODEM
®
Modem-Out
Ground
Ground
Modem-In
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Left Audio Channel
CD1(Black) AUX1(White)
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P4P800 SE Internal Audio Connectors
®
BLINE_OUT_L
AGND
+5VA
BLINE_OUT_R
9. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin FP_AUDIO)
This is an interface for the front panel audio cable that allow
convenient connection and control of audio devices.
By default, the pins labeled LINE_OUT_R/BLINE_OUT_R and the pins
LINE_OUT_L/BLINE_OUT_L are shorted with jumper caps. Remove
the caps only when you are connecting the front panel audio cable.
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
FP_AUDIO
P4P800 SE
P4P800 SE Front Panel Audio Connector
The Front panel Line-Out connector and the Rear panel Line-Out jack
can not work simultaneously.
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10. GAME/MIDI connector (16-1 pin GAME)
This connector supports a GAME/MIDI module. If a GAME/MIDI
module is available, connect the GAME/MIDI cable to this connector.
The GAME/MIDI port on the module connects a joystick or a game pad
for playing games, and MIDI devices for playing or editing audio files.
+5V
J1B2
J1CY
GND
GND
J1CX
J1B1
+5V
®
P4P800-E
MIDI_IN
J2B2
J2CY
MIDI_OUT
J2CX
J2B1
+5V
GAME
P4P800-E Game Connector
11. Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This lead is for a chassis designed with intrusion detection feature.
This requires an external detection mechanism such as a chassis
intrusion sensor or microswitch. When you remove any chassis
component, the sensor triggers and sends a high-level signal to this
lead to record a chassis intrusion event.
By default, the pins labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted
with a jumper cap. If you wish to use the chassis intrusion detection
feature, remove the jumper cap from the pins.
Chassis Signal
GND
®
+5VSB_MB
CHASSIS1
P4P800 SE
(Default)
P4P800 SE Chassis Alarm Lead
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12. System panel connector (20-pin PANEL)
This connector accommodates several system front panel functions.
P4P800 SE
SMI Lead
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
PLED-
IDE_LED
Reset
Ground
®
ExtSMI#
Ground
PWR
Ground
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
PLED+
Power LED
Speaker
Connector
Reset SW
ATX Power
Switch*
* Requires an ATX power supply.
P4P800 SE System Panel Connectors
• System Power LED Lead (Green 3-1 pin PLED)
This 3-1 pin connector connects to the system power LED. The LED
lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the
system is in sleep mode.
• System Warning Speaker Lead (Orange 4-pin SPKR)
This 4-pin connector connects to the case-mounted speaker and
allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
• Reset Switch Lead (Blue 2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted reset switch for
rebooting the system without turning off the system power.
• ATX Power Switch / Soft-Off Switch Lead (Yellow 2-pin PWRBTN )
This connector connects a switch that controls the system power.
Pressing the power switch turns the system between ON and SLEEP,
or ON and SOFT OFF, depending on the BIOS or OS settings.
Pressing the power switch while in the ON mode for more than 4
seconds turns the system OFF.
• System Management Interrupt Lead (Light Blue 2-pin SMI)
This 2-pin connector allows you to manually place the system into a
suspended mode, or “green” mode, where system activity is instantly
decreased to save power and to expand the life of certain system
components. Attach the case-mounted suspend switch to this 2-pin
connector.
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• Hard disk activity LED (Red 2-pin IDE_LED)
This connector supplies power to the hard disk activity LED. Any read
or write activity of an IDE device cause this LED to light up.
The System Panel connector is color-coded for easy and foolproof
connection. Take note of the specific connector colors as described.
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Chapter 3
This chapter describes the power up
sequence, the vocal POST messages and
ways of shutting down the system.
Powering up
Chapter summary
3.1
Starting up for the first time .......................... 3-1
3.2
Powering off the computer ........................... 3-2
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3.1
Starting up for the first time
1. After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
2. Be sure that all switches are off.
3. Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system
chassis.
4. Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge
protector.
5. Turn on the devices in the following order:
a. Monitor
b. External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c. System power (if you are using an ATX power supply, you need to
switch on the power supply as well as press the ATX power switch on
the front of the chassis).
6. After applying power, the power LED on the system front panel case lights
up. For ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up when you press the
ATX power switch. 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 tests. While the tests are running, the BIOS beeps
or additional messages appear on the screen. If you do not see anything
within 30 seconds from the time you turned on the power, the system may
have failed a power-on test. Check the jumper settings and connections or
call your retailer for assistance.
7. At power on, hold down <Del> to enter BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 4.
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3.2
Powering off the computer
3.2.1 Using the OS shut down function
If you are using Windows® 98/98SE/ME/2000:
1. Click the Start button then click Shut Down...
2. Make sure that the Shut down option button is selected, then click the
OK button to shut down the computer.
3. The power supply should turn off after Windows shuts down.
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.
3.2.2 Using the dual function power switch
While the system is ON, pressing the power switch for less than 4 seconds
puts the system to sleep mode or to soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS
setting. Pressing the power switch for more than 4 seconds lets the
system enter the soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS setting. See section
“4.5 Power Menu” in Chapter 4.
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Chapter 3: Powering up
Chapter 4
This chapter tells how to change the system
settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS
parameters are also provided.
BIOS setup
Chapter summary
4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS .............. 4-1
4.2
BIOS Setup program ...................................... 4-9
4.3
Main menu .................................................... 4-12
4.4
Advanced menu ........................................... 4-16
4.5
Power menu .................................................. 4-28
4.6
Boot menu .................................................... 4-32
4.7
Exit menu ...................................................... 4-37
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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 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 CrashFree BIOS 2 - Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy
disk or the motherboard support CD.
4. 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 ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.
Visit the ASUS website and download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard using the ASUS Update utility.
4.1.1 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® 98SE/ME/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® 98SE/ME/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.
4.1.2 Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS
To update the BIOS using the AFUDOS.EXE utility:
1. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for your motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write 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.
The 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 /iP4P800SE.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
DO NOT shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so may cause system boot failure!
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When the BIOS update process is complete, the utility returns to the
DOS prompt.
A:\>afudos /iP4P800SE.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Verifying flash .. done
A:\>
5. Reboot the system from the hard disk.
4.1.3 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 backup in case the system BIOS fails or
gets corrupted.
To copy the BIOS from your PC using AFUDOS:
1. At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /o[filename]
where [filename] is a string of not more than eight (8)
alpha-numeric characters for the main filename and three (3) alphanumeric characters for the extension name.
Press <Enter>.
The BIOS information on the screen is for reference only. What you
see on your screen may 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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2. The utility will copy the current system BIOS by default to the floppy
disk. Make sure that the floppy disk has at least 600KB free space to
store the file, 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.
4.1.4 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 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
P4P800SE.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...
1. If there is no floppy disk in the drive, the error message
“Floppy not found!” appears.
2. 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 “P4P800SE.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 shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so may cause system boot failure!
User recovery requested. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “P4P800SE.rom”. Completed.
Start flashing...
Flashed successfully. Rebooting.
4.1.5 Recovering the BIOS with CrashFree BIOS 2
The CrashFree BIOS 2 auto recovery tool allows you to restore BIOS from
the motherboard support CD, or from a floppy disk that contains the BIOS
file, in case the current BIOS on the motherboard fails or gets corrupted.
1. Prepare the support CD that came with the motherboard or a
floppy disk that contains the motherboard BIOS before proceeding
with the BIOS update process.
2. If you have saved a copy of the original motherboard BIOS to a
bootable floppy disk, you may also use this disk to restore the
BIOS. See section “4.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk.”
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1. Boot the system.
2. When a corrupted BIOS is detected, the following screen message
appears.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
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3. Insert a floppy disk that contains the original or the latest BIOS file for
this motherboard. If all the necessary files are found in the floppy disk,
the BIOS update process continues.
Make sure that the BIOS file in the floppy disk is renamed as
“P4P800SE.ROM”.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “P4P800SE.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so may cause system boot failure!
4. When the BIOS update process is complete, reboot the system.
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1. Boot the system.
2. When a corrupted BIOS is detected, the following screen message
appears.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
If there is no floppy disk found in the drive, the system automatically
checks the CD-ROM.
3. Place the support CD in the CD-ROM. The support CD contains the
original BIOS for this motherboard.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
Checking for CD-ROM...
CD-ROM found.
Reading file “P4P800SE.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
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DO NOT shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so may cause system boot failure!
4. When the BIOS update process is complete, reboot the system.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this
motherboard. Visit ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the
latest BIOS file.
4.1.6 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 selected 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.
If you selected the option to update
the BIOS from a file, a window
prompts you to locate the file.
Select the file, click Save, then
follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
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4.2
BIOS Setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can
update using the provided utility described in section “4.1 Managing and
updating your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section
explains how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you may want to
change the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you
may want to enable the security password feature or change the power
management settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system using
the BIOS Setup program so that the computer can recognize these
changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the firmware hub.
The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you
start up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run
this program. Press <Delete> during the Power-On Self Test (POST) to
enter the Setup utility. Otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctrl+Alt+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis.
You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this
last option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. It is
a menu-driven program, which means you can 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 “4.7 Exit Menu.”
1. The BIOS setup screens shown in this chapter are for reference
purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your
screen.
2. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest
product and BIOS information.
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4.2.1 BIOS menu screen
Menu items Menu bar
Configuration fields
System
System
Legacy
Legacy
[22:16:45]
[Tue 01/15/2002]
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[Disabled]
Time
Date
Diskette A
Diskette B
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
[ST321122A]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Pioneer CD-ROM ATA]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
General help
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Information
Sub-menu items
Navigation keys
4.2.2 Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Advanced
Power
Boot
Exit
For changing the basic system configuration
For changing the advanced system settings
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
For changing the system boot configuration
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 (Advanced, Power,
Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
Main menu items
4.2.5 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.
4.2.6 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 “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
Pop-up window
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.
Scroll bar
4.2.9 General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the
selected item.
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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.
System
System
Legacy
Legacy
Time
Date
Diskette A
Diskette B
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
[22:16:45]
[Tue 01/15/2002]
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[Disabled]
[ST321122A]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Pioneer CD-ROM ATA]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Information
4.3.1 System Time [xx:xx:xxxx]
Allows you to set the system time
4.3.2 System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date
4.3.3 Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.] [2.88M,
3.5 in.]
4.3.4 Language [English]
Allows you to choose the BIOS language version from the options.
Configuration options: [Français] [German] [English]
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4.3.5 Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave;
Third and Fourth IDE Master
While entering Setup, BIOS auto-detects the presence of IDE devices.
There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item
then press Enter to display the IDE device information.
Primary IDE Master
Select the type of
device connected to the
system.
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: ST32122A
Size
: 2.1GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16Sectors
PIO Mode
: 4
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-2
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block (Multi-sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
SMART Monitoring
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
M [Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disable]
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]
4.3.6 IDE Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for
the IDE devices installed in the system. Select an item then press Enter if
you wish to configure the item.
IDE Configuration
Onboard PCI IDE Operate Mode
Enhanced Mode Support On
Configure S-ATA as RAID
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)
[Enhanced Mode]
[S-ATA]
[No]
[35]
Set [Compatible Mode]
when Legacy OS (i.e.
WIN ME, 98, NT4.0, MS
DOS) is used.
Set [Enhanced Mode]
when Native OS (i.e.
Win2000, WIN XP) is
used.
Onboard IDE Operate Mode [Enhanced Mode]
Allows selection of the IDE operation mode depending on the operating
system (OS) that you installed. Set to Enhanced Mode if you are using
native OS, such as Windows 2000/XP. Set to Compatible Mode if you are
using legacy OS including MS-DOS, Windows ME/98/NT4.0.
Configuration options: [Compatible Mode] [Enhanced Mode]
Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA]
The default setting S-ATA allows you to use native OS on Serial ATA
and Parallel ATA ports. We recommend that you do not change the
default setting for better OS compatibility. In this setting, you may use
legacy OS on the Parallel ATA ports only if you did not install any
Serial ATA device.
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The P-ATA+S-ATA and P-ATA options are for advanced users only. If
you set to any of these options and encounter problems, revert to the
default setting S-ATA.
Configuration options: [P-ATA+S-ATA] [S-ATA] [P-ATA]
The Enhanced Mode Support On appears only when the item
Onboard IDE Operate Mode is set to Enhanced Mode.
IDE Port Settings [Primary P-ATA+S-ATA]
Allows selection of the IDE ports to activate if you are using a legacy
operating system. Set to [Primary P-ATA+S-ATA] if you wish to use the
primary Parallel ATA and Serial ATA ports, or set to [Secondary
P-ATA+SATA] to enable the secondary P-ATA port instead. Setting to
[P-ATA Ports Only] disables the two Serial ATA ports supported by
ICH5. Configuration options: [Primary P-ATA+S-ATA] [Secondary
P-ATA+S-ATA] [P-ATA Ports Only]
The IDE Port Settings appears only when the item Onboard IDE
Operate Mode is set to Compatible Mode.
Configure S-ATA as RAID [No]
This field configures the S-ATA to function as an IDE controller or
RAID. Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Serial ATA BOOTROM [Enabled]
This field enables or disables the Serial ATA boot ROM.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The Serial ATA BOOTROM item appears only when the item
Configure S-ATA as RAID is set to [Yes].
IDE Detect Time Out [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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4.3.7 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
: 1001.004
Build Date : 01/27/04
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Family CPU 2.40G
: 2400MHz
: 1
System Memory
Size
: 128MB
AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information
Processor
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory
4.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU
and other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
JumperFree Configuration
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCIPnP
USB Configuration
Speech Configuration
Instant Music Configuration
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Adjust system
frequency/voltage.
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4.4.1 JumperFree Configuration
Configure System Frequency/Voltage
AI Overclock Tuner
[Standard]
Performance Mode
[Auto]
Select the target CPU
frequency, and the
relevant parameters will
be auto-adjusted.
Frequencies higher than
CPU manufacturer
recommends are not
guaranteed to be stable.
If the system becomes
unstable, return to the
default.
AI Overclock Tuner [Standard]
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU
internal frequency. Select either one of the preset overclocking options.
Configuration options: [Manual] [Standard] [Overclock 5%] [Overclock
10%] [Overclock 20%] [Overclock 30%]
Selecting a very high CPU frequency may cause the system to
become unstable! If this happens, revert to the default setting.
If you are using an unlocked CPU, the item CPU Ratio appears under
the AI Overclock Tuner item. You may select your desired ratio from
the available options.
CPU Ratio [12]
This field sets the ratio between the CPU Core Clock and the Front Side
Bus (FSB) Frequency.
If an invalid ratio is set in CMOS, the actual and setpoint values may
differ.
Performance Mode [Auto]
Allows enhanced system performance. Setting to [Turbo] may cause the
system to become unstable. If this happens, revert to the default setting
[Auto]. Configuration options: [Auto] [Standard] [Turbo]
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When you set the AI Overclocking Tuner item to [Manual], the related
overclocking items appear.
Configure System Frequency/Voltage
AI Overclock Tuner
CPU External Frequency (MHz)
DRAM Frequency
AGP/PCI Frequency (MHz)
[Manual]
[133]
[Auto]
[Auto]
CPU VCore Voltage
DDR Reference Voltage
AGP VDDQ Voltage
[Auto]
[Auto]
[1.50V]
Performance Mode
[Auto]
Select the target CPU
frequency, and the
relevant parameters
will be auto-adjusted.
Frequencies higher
than CPU manufacturer
recommends are not
guaranteed to be stable.
If the system becomes
unstable, return to the
default.
CPU External Frequency (MHz) [XXX] (value is auto-detected)
Indicates the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus and
PCI bus. The bus frequency (external frequency) multiplied by the bus
multiple equals the CPU speed. The value of this item is auto-detected by
BIOS and is not manually configurable. The values range from 100 to 400.
Refer to the following table for the correct Front Side Bus and CPU
External Frequency settings. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the FSB.
Table 4.4.1 FSB/CPU External Frequency Synchronization
Front Side Bus
FSB 800
FSB 533
FSB 400
CPU External Frequency
200 MHz
133 MHz
100 MHz
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the DDR operating frequency. Configuration options:
[266 MHz] [333 MHz] [400 MHz] [500 MHz] [533 MHz] [Auto]
AGP/PCI Frequency (MHz) [Auto]
Allows you to adjust to a higher AGP/PCI frequency for better system
performance and overclocking capability. Configuration options: [Auto]
[66.66/33.33] [72.73/36.36] [80.00/40.00]
Selecting a very high AGP/PCI frequency may cause the system to
become unstable! If this happens, revert to the default setting.
CPU VCore Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to select a specific CPU VCore voltage. Configuration options:
[Auto] [1.9500V] [1.9250V] [1.9000V] [1.8750V] [1.8500V] [1.8250V]
[1.8000V] [1.7750V] [1.7500V] [1.7250V] [1.7000V] [1.6750V] [1.6500V]
[1.6250] [1.6000V] [1.5875V] [1.5750V] [1.5625V] [1.5500V] [1.5375V]
[1.5250V] [1.5125V] [1.5000V]
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Refer to the CPU documentation before setting the CPU VCore
voltage. A very high Vcore voltage may severely damage the CPU!
DDR Reference Voltage [Auto]
Allows selection of the DDR SDRAM operating voltage. Configuration
options: [2.85V] [2.75V] [2.65V] [2.55V] [Auto]
AGP VDDQ voltage [1.50V]
Allows selection of the AGP operating voltage. Configuration options:
[1.80V] [1.70V] [1.60V] [1.50V]
4.4.2 CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information auto-detected by
BIOS.
Configure advanced CPU settings
Manufacturer
Brand String
Frequency
FSB Speed
: Intel(R)
: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 Family CPU 2.4G
: 2400MHz
: 533MHz
Cache L1
Cache L2
Cache L3
: 8 KB
: 512 KB
: 0 KB
Ratio Status : Locked
Ratio Actual Value : 18
VID CMOS Setting:
Maximum Value Limit
CPU Internal Thermal Control
Selects the VID
setting at which
the processor is
to run.
[ 62]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
VID CMOS Setting [ 62]
Allows you to set the VID CMOS setting at which the processor is to run.
Use the arrow keys to adjust value.
Max Value Limit [Disabled]
Enable this item if you want to boot legacy operating systems that cannot
support CPUs with extended CPUID functions. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Internal Thermal Control [Auto]
This item allows you to disable or set to auto the CPU Internal Thermal
Control function. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
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Hyper-Threading Technology [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the processor Hyper-Threading
Technology. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The Hyper-Threading Technology item appears only when you install
an Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU with Hyper-Threading Technology support.
4.4.3 Chipset
The Chipset menu items allow you to change the advanced chipset
settings. Select an item then press Enter to display the sub-menu.
Advanced Chipset settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
Memory Acceleration Mode
DRAM Idle Timer
DRAM Refresh Rate
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Graphic Adapter Priority
Graphics Aperture Size
Spread Spectrum
[AGP/PCI]
[ 64MB]
[Enabled]
ICH Delayed Transaction
[Enabled]
MPS Revision
[1.4]
Set DRAM timing
parameters according
to DRAM SPD
or manually.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
When this item is enabled, the DRAM timing parameters are set according
to the DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect). When disabled, you can
manually set the DRAM timing parameters through the DRAM sub-items.
The following sub-items appear when this item is Disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DRAM CAS# Latency [2.5 Clocks]
This item controls the latency between the SDRAM read command and
the time the data actually becomes available. Configuration options:
[2.0 Clocks] [2.5 Clocks] [3.0 Clocks]
DRAM RAS# Precharge [4 Clocks]
This item controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to
the DDR SDRAM. Configuration options: [4 Clocks] [3 Clocks]
[2 Clocks]
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DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [4 Clocks]
This item controls the latency between the DDR SDRAM active
command and the read/write command. Configuration options:
[4 Clocks] [3 Clocks] [2 Clocks]
DRAM Precharge Delay [8 Clocks]
Configuration options: [8 Clocks] [7 Clocks] [6 Clocks] [5 Clocks]
DRAM Burst Length [4 Clocks]
Configuration options: [4 Clocks] [8 Clocks]
Memory Acceleration Mode [Auto]
This field when [Enabled] minimize latencies from CPU to memory to
boost system performance. Enable this item to activate the ASUS
HyperPath Technology feature. Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled]
Setting to [Enabled] may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default setting [Auto].
DRAM Idle Timer [Auto]
Configuration options: [Infinite] [0T] [8T] [16T] [64T] [Auto]
DRAM Refresh Mode [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [15.6 uSec] [7.8 uSec] [64 uSec]
If the system becomes unstable after changing the settings of any of
the above items, revert to the default settings.
Graphic Adapter Priority [AGP/PCI]
Allows selection of the graphics controller to use as primary boot device.
Configuration options: [AGP/PCI] [PCI/AGP]
Graphics Aperture Size [64MB]
Allows you to select the size of mapped memory for AGP graphic data.
Configuration options: [4MB] [8MB] [16MB] [32MB] [64MB] [128MB]
[256MB]
Spread Spectrum [Enabled]
This field enables or disables the clock generator spread spectrum.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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ICH Delayed Transaction [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
MPS Revision [1.1]
Configuration options: [1.1] [1.4]
4.4.4 Onboard Devices Configuration
OnBoard AC’97 Audio
OnBoard LAN
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Serial Port1 Address
Serial Port2 Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Parallel Port IRQ
OnBoard Game/MIDI Port
[3F8/IRQ4]
[2F8/IRQ3]
[378]
[ECP]
[DMA3]
[IRQ7]
[Disabled]
OnBoard AC’97 Audio [Auto]
[Auto] allows the BIOS to detect whether you are using any audio device.
If an audio device is detected, the onboard audio controller is enabled; if
no audio device is detected, the controller is disabled. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Auto]
OnBoard LAN [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Marvell® 88E8001 does NOT support S5 Wake-On-LAN function under
DOS mode or Windows® ME™.
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the option ROM in the onboard LAN
controller. This item appears only when the Onboard LAN item is set to
Enabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Serial Port2 Address [2F8/IRQ3]
Allows you to select the Serial Port2 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC]
Parallel Port Mode [ECP]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [Bi-directional] [EPP] [ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
Onboard Game/MIDI Port [Disabled]
Allows you to select the Game Port address or to disable the port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [200/300] [200/330] [208/300] [208/330]
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4.4.5 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 may cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced PCI/PnP settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug and Play OS
PCI Latency Timer
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
Palette Snooping
PCI IDE BusMaster
[No]
[64]
[Yes]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
IRQ3
IRQ4
IRQ5
IRQ7
IRQ9
IRQ10
IRQ11
IRQ14
IRQ15
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
PCI
PCI
PCI
PCI
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Slot-1/5 IRQ Preference
Slot-2 IRQ Preference
Slot-3 IRQ Preference
Slot-4 IRQ Preference
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: [No] [Yes]
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Pallete 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]
PCI IDE BusMaster [Enabled]
Allows BIOS to use PCI bus mastering when reading/writing to IDE
devices. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IRQ xx [Available]
When set to [Available], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP
devices. When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA
devices. Configuration options: [Available] [Reserved]
PCI Slot - xx IRQ Preference [Auto]
Allows you to set the PCI slot IRQ Preference.
Configuration options: [Auto] [3] [4] [5] [7] [9] [10] [11] [12] [14] [15]
4.4.6 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
Enables USB host
controllers.
- 2.23.0-4.3
USB Devices Enabled :
None
USB Function
Legacy USB Support
USB 2.0 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
[8 USB Ports]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[HiSpeed]
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the autodetected values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows None.
USB Function [8 USB Ports]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [2 USB Ports] [4 USB Ports]
[6 USB Ports] [8 USB Ports]
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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]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller. 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]
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
USB Mass Storage Reset Delay
[20 Sec]
No USB Mass Storage device detected
Number of seconds
POST waits for the USB
mass storage device
after the start unit
command.
USB Mass Storage Reset Delay [20 Sec]
Allows you to select the number of seconds POST waits for the USB
mass storage device after the start unit command. The message “No
USB mass storage device detected” appears if none is installed in the
system. Configuration options: [10 Sec ] [20 Sec] [30 Sec] [40 Sec]
Emulation Type [N/A]
When set to Auto, USB devices less than 530MB will be emulated as
floppy drive, and the remaining drives as hard drives. Forced FDD
option can be used to force an HDD formatted drive to boot as FDD
(for example, ZIP drive).
The Device and Emulation Type items appear only when there are
installed USB devices.
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4.4.7 Instant Music Configuration
Instant Music Option
Instant Music
[Disabled]
If enabled, power up
by PS/2 kepyboard
function will be
disabled.
Instant Music [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Instant Music feature in BIOS.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
When Instant Music is enabled, the PS/2 keyboard power up feature is
automatically disabled. See page 5-9 for details.
Instant Music CD-ROM Drive [IDE Secondary Master]
Allows you to select the CD-ROM drive that you wish to use for the Instant
Music CD playback. Configuration options: [IDE Primary Master] [IDE
Primary Slave] [IDE Secondary Master] [IDE Secondary Slave]
The above item appears only if you enabled the Instant Music item.
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4.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Power Management (APM). Select an item then press Enter to display the
configuration options.
Suspend Mode
Repost Video on S3 Resume
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI APIC Support
[Auto]
[No]
[No]
[Enabled]
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
4.5.1 Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the ACPI state to be used for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]
4.5.2 Repost Video on S3 Resume [No]
Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
4.5.3 ACPI 2.0 Support [No]
Allows you to add more tables for ACPI 2.0 specifications. Configuration
options: [No] [Yes]
4.5.4 ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ACPI support in the ASIC. When set to
Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5.5 APM Configuration
APM Configuration
Enable or disable
APM.
Power Management/APM
Video Power Down Mode
Hard Disk Power Down Mode
Suspend Time Out
Throttle Slow Clock Ratio
[Enabled]
[Suspend]
[Suspend]
[Disabled]
[50%]
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
By RTC Alarm
By External Modems
By PCI Devices
PS/2 Keyboard
PS/2 Mouse
Power Management/APM [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Power Management (APM)
feature. Configuration options: [Disbaled] [Enabled]
Video Power Down Mode [Suspend]
Allows you to select the video power down mode. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Suspend]
Hard Disk Power Down Mode [Suspend]
Allows you to select the hard disk power down mode. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Suspend]
Suspend Time Out [Disabled]
Allows you to select the specified time at which the system goes on
suspend. Configuration options: [Disabled] [1-2 Min] [2-3 Min] [4-5 Min]
[8-9 Min] [10 Min] [20 Min] [30 Min] [40 Min] [50 Min] [60 Min]
Throttle Slow Clock Ratio [50%]
Allows you to select the duty cycle in throttle mode. Configuration options:
[87.5%] [75.0%] [62.5%] [50%] [37.5%] [25%] [12.5%]
Power Button Mode [On/Off]
Allows the system to go into On/Off mode or suspend mode when the
power button is pressed. Configuration options: [On/Off] [Suspend]
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Restore on AC Power Loss [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 was the system state 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, and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By External Modem [Disabled]
This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the
computer when the external modem receives a call while the computer is
in Soft-off mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and
applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the
first try. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the
computer is off causes an initialization string that turns the system
power on.
Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system
through a PCI LAN or modem card. This feature requires an ATX power
supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to use specific keys on the keyboard to turn on the system.
This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the
+5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse
to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that
provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
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4.5.6 Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
Power Temperature
[31.5° C/86.5° F]
[31° C/87.5° F]
[N/A]
Q-Fan Control
[Disabled]
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
Power Fan Speed
[5232RPM]
[N/A]
[N/A]
VCORE Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
[1.552V]
[3.408V]
[5.080V]
[11.977V]
CPUTemperature [xxxC/xxxF]
MB Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
Power Temperature [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
motherboard, CPU, and power supply temperatures. Select Disabled if you
do not wish to display the detected temperatures.
Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature that smartly
adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation. When this field
is set to [Enabled], the Fan Speed Ratio item appears to allow selection of
the appropriate fan speed ratio. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Fan Speed Ratio [11/16]
Allows you to select the appropriate fan speed ratio for the system. The
default [11/16] is the minimum fan speed ratio. Select a higher ratio if you
installed additional devices and the system requires more ventilation.
Configuration options: [11/16] [12/16] [13/16] [14/16]
[15/16]
The above item appears only when the Q-Fan Control item is set to
Enabled.
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CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
Power Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
CPU, chassis, and power fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If any
of the fans is not connected to the motherboard, the specific field shows
N/A.
VCORE Voltage, +3.3V Voltage, +5V Voltage, +12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output
through the onboard voltage regulators.
If any of the monitored items is out of range, the following error
message appears: “Hardware Monitor found an error. Enter Power
setup menu for details”. You will then be prompted to “Press F1 to
continue or DEL to enter SETUP”.
4.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select
an item then press Enter to display the sub-menu.
Boot Settings
Boot Device Priority
Specifies the Boot
Device Priority
sequence.
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
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4.6.1 Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Boot
Boot
Boot
Boot
Device
Device
Device
Device
[1st Floppy Drive]
[PM-ST32122A]
[SS-Pioneer CD-ROM]
[Yukon PXE]
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]
4.6.2 Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Full Screen Logo
Add On ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
Boot to OS/2
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Interrupt 19 Capture
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Auto]
[No]
[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]
This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Make sure that the above item is set to [Enabled] if you wish to use the
ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.
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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]
Typematic Rate [Fast]
Allows you to select the keyboard typematic rate. Configuration options:
[Slow] [Fast]
Boot to OS/2 [No]
Allows you to specify the OS/2 compatibility mode. Configuration options:
[No] [Yes]
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]
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]
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4.6.3 Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
:Not Installed
:Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to disable
password.
Change Supervisor Password
Boot Sector Virus Protection
[Disabled]
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.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a
user password.
To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password
then press <Enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear clear it by erasing the
CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “2.6 Jumpers” for
information on how to erase the RTC RAM.
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After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow
you to change other security settings.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
Installed
Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
[Setup]
Boot Sector Virus Protection
[Disabled]
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to disable
password.
[Full Access]
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 change to only 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 have
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 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.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
Clear User Password
Select this item if you wish to clear the user password.
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]
Boot Sector Virus Protection [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the boot sector virus protection.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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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
Exit system setup after
saving the changes.
F10 key can be used for
this operation.
Load Setup Defaults
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the
options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
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Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the
Exit menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM.
The CMOS RAM is sustained by an onboard backup battery and stays on
even when the PC is turned off. When you select this option, a
confirmation window appears. Select Yes to save changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes,
the program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save
your changes before exiting. 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 Yes to discard any changes and load the previously saved
values.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the
parameters on the Setup menus. When you select this option or if you
press <F5>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to load default
values. Select Exit Saving Changes or make other changes before
saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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Chapter 5
This chapter describes the contents of the
support CD that comes with the
motherboard package.
Software support
Chapter summary
5.1
Install an operating system ........................... 5-1
5.2
Support CD information ................................ 5-1
5.3
Software Information ..................................... 5-7
5.4
AI Net feature ................................................ 5-12
5.5
SoundMAX® 4 XL software .......................... 5-13
5.6
Intel® RAID for Serial ATA configuration .... 5-19
5.7
Creating a RAID driver disk ........................ 5-23
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Install an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/2003 Server/XP
operating systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and
corresponding updates so you can maximize the features of your
hardware.
Because motherboard settings and hardware options vary, use the
setup procedures presented in this chapter for general reference only.
Refer to your OS documentation for more information.
5.2
Support CD information
The support CD that came with the motherboard contains useful software
and several utility drivers that enhance the motherboard features.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time
without notice. Visit the ASUS website for updates.
5.2.1 Running the support CD
To begin using the support CD, simply insert the CD into your CD-ROM
drive. The CD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is
enabled in your computer.
Click an item to install
Click an icon to display
more information
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of
the support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder.
Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
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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.
Intel Chipset Inf Update Program
This item installs the Intel® Chipset INF Update Program that enables
Plug-n-Play INF support for Intel® chipset components. This utility installs
to the target system the Windows INF files that outline to the operating
system how the chipset components will be configured.
You may install this utility in three modes: interactive, silent and
unattended preload. The interactive mode requires user input during
installation. This is not required in the silent and unattended preload
modes.
Refer to the online help or readme file that came with the utility.
Intel Application Accelerator Driver
This item installs the Intel Application Accelerator Driver. If you are using
Windows® 2000 or Windows® XP, this driver allows RAID 0 and RAID 1
configuration for the Serial ATA channels. This driver can only be installed
when the RAID function of Serial ATA is enabled.
SoundMAX® Audio Driver and Application
This item executes the wizard to install the AD1985 audio driver and
applications.
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USB 2.0 Driver
This item installs the Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) driver.
Marvell Gigabit LAN Driver
This item executes the interface for the Marvell® LAN driver and
diagnostics installation.
The screen displays and driver options may not be the same for
different operating system versions.
5.2.3 Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the
motherboard supports.
ASUS PC Probe
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system
voltages, and alerts you on any detected problems. This utility helps you
keep your computer at a healthy operating condition.
Install ASUS Update
This program allows you to download the latest version of the BIOS from
the ASUS website.
Before using the ASUS Update, make sure that you have an Internet
connection so you can connect to the ASUS website.
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ASUS AI Booster
This item installs the ASUS AI Booster utility.
PC-CILLIN
This item installs the PC-cillin anti-virus program. View the PC-cillin online
help for detailed information.
Adobe Acrobat Reader
This item installs the Adobe Acrobat Reader. The Acrobat Reader software
is for viewing files saved in Portable Document Format (PDF).
ASUS Screen Saver
This item installs the ASUS screen saver.
Screen display and utilities option may not be the same for other
operating system versions.
5.2.4 ASUS Contact Information
Clicking the ASUS Contact Information tab displays as stated. You may
also find this information in the inside front cover of this user guide.
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5.2.5 Other information
The icons on the top right corner of the screen give additional information
on the motherboard and the contents of the support CD. Click an icon to
display the specified information.
Motherboard Info
The window displays the general specifications of the motherboard.
Browse this CD
The window displays the support CD contents in graphical format.
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Technical Support Form
The window displays the ASUS Technical Support Request Form that you
have to fill up when requesting technical support.
Filelist
The window displays the contents of the support CD and a brief
description of each in text format.
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5.3
Software Information
Most of the applications in the support CD have wizards that will
conveniently guide you through the installation. View the online help or
readme file that came with the software for more information.
This section provides details on the software applications that the
motherboard supports.
5.3.1 ASUS MyLogo2™
The ASUS MyLogo2™ is automatically installed when you install the
ASUS Update utility from the software menu. See section “5.2.3 Utilities
menu”.
Before using ASUS MyLogo2™ feature, use the AFUDOS utility to
make a copy of your original BIOS file, or obtain the latest BIOS
version from the ASUS website.
Make sure that the BIOS Item Full Screen Logo is set to [Enabled] if
you wish to use ASUS MyLogo2. See section “4.6.2 Boot Settings
Configuration”.
Follow these steps to use ASUS MyLogo2.
1. Launch the ASUS Update utility.
See section “4.1.6 ASUS Update.”
2. When prompted for the BIOS
update method, select the option
“Update BIOS from a file.”
3. Specify the location of the BIOS
file, such as from a floppy disk.
Click Next.
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4. From the selection that appears,
choose a logo image. Click
Next.
If you wish, you may create
your own boot logo image in
GIF, JPG, or BMP file
formats.
5. When you click on an image, it
displays larger on the MyLogo2
screen.
If you wish to make the
logo image smaller, click
on the arrow on the Ratio
item and select your
desired scale.
6. The next screen prompts you to
flash the original BIOS to update
it with the new boot logo. Click
Flash to update the BIOS.
7. When finished, click Exit, then
reboot your computer.
Your system boots with the new
boot logo.
Instead of starting from ASUS Update, you may also launch ASUS
MyLogo2 directly from the Windows Start menu to change your BIOS
boot logo. After you have modified the BIOS file with the new logo, use
the ASUS Update utility to upload the new BIOS.
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5.3.2 ASUS Instant Music
The motherboard is equipped with a BIOS-based audio playback feature
called Instant Music. The onboard audio AC’97 CODEC supports this
feature, which requires an optical drive (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or CD-RW).
1. Instant Music only supports CDs in audio format.
2. Instant Music does not work if you installed and enabled an add-on
sound card.
3. Instant Music only supports PS/2 keyboard.
To enable ASUS Instant Music:
1. Connect the analog audio cable from the optical drive (CD-ROM,
DVD-ROM, or CD-RW drive) to the 4-pin CD-In connector (labeled CD)
on the motherboard. See section “2.7 Connectors” for the location.
Make sure to connect the CD-ROM audio cable. Otherwise, you
cannot control the audio volume using the Instant Music function keys.
2. Turn on the system and enter BIOS by pressing the Delete key during
the Power On Self-Tests (POST).
3. From the BIOS screen select Advanced then Instant Music
Configuration.
4. In the Instant Music Configuration menu, select the item Instant
Music and set it to Enabled. See section “4.4.7 Instant Music
Configuration.”
5. The Instant Music CD-ROM Drive item appears if you enabled Instant
Music. Highlight the item then press <Enter> to display the CD-ROM
options.
6. Save your changes and exit BIOS Setup.
1. The Scroll Lock LED is fixed to ON after enabling Instant Music.
2. The Caps Lock LED turns ON when you pause the CD playback.
3. When set to Instant Music mode, the system wake-up features
(LAN, keyboard, mouse, USB) are deactivated. In this case, power
up the system using the power switch.
4. If the system lost connection or did not detect any optical drive, the
Instant Music feature turns OFF (disabled) automatically. A “beep”
indicates this condition.
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To use ASUS Instant Music:
1. Ensure that the power cord is plugged to a grounded power source, so
that the system has a standby power.
2. Use either one of the two sets of special function keys on your
keyboard to play audio CDs. These keys only function as indicated if
you enabled the Instant Music item in BIOS.
Instant Music function keys (Set 1)
CD
ON/OFF
PLAY/PAUSE
Esc
F1
STOP/EJECT
PREVIOUS
NEXT
F3
F4
F2
VOL. DOWN
VOL. UP
F5
F6
F7
F8
To guide you in using Instant Music, place the Instant Music label over
the function keys on the keyboard. The Instant Music keyboard label
comes with your motherboard package.
Instant Music function keys (Set 2)
CAPS
LOCK
LED
CD ON/OFF
PLAY/PAUSE
STOP/EJECT
PREVIOUS
VOL. DOWN
SCROLL
LOCK
LED
NEXT
VOL. UP
3. Connect speakers or a headphone to the Line Out (lime colored) port
on the rear panel for audio output. You may also connect a headphone
to the headphone jack on the CD-ROM drive front panel.
4. Press <Esc> to turn ON Instant Music.
5. Place an audio CD on the CD-ROM drive.
6. Press <F1> or the <Space Bar> to play the first track on the CD.
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If there is no CD on the drive and you press <F1> or <Space Bar>, the
drive tray ejects.
7. Refer to the Instant Music function key definitions on the previous page
to select other tracks or control the volume.
8. Press <F2> or <Enter> once to stop playing the CD.
Press <F2> or <Enter> one more time to eject the CD.
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5.4
AI Net feature
The motherboard supports the Marvell® Virtual Cable Tester (VCT)
Technology. The VCT virtually diagnoses and reports cable faults using the
Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) tool. The VCT technology detects and
reports open and shorted cables with up to one meter of accuracy. It also
detects impedance mismatches, pair swaps, pair polarity problems, and
pair skew problems of up to 64 ns.
VCT remarkably reduces networking and support costs complementing a
highly manageable and controlled network system. This tool can be
incorporated in the network systems sofware making it ideal for field
support as well as development diagnostics.
Using the Virtual Cable Tester™
To use the the Marvell® Virtual Cable Tester™ on your computer:
1. Click the Start button. Select All Programs->Marvell->Virtual Cable
Tester.
2. From the menu, click Virtual Cable Tester. The following screen
appears.
3. Click on Run to execute test.
1. The Virtual Cable Tester™ (VCT) feature is supported in Windows®
XP™ and Windows® 2000™ operating systems only.
2. The Virtual Cable Tester™ (VCT) feature works on Gigabit LAN
only.
3. The Run button on the VCT Tester dialog box is disabled if no
problem is detected on the network.
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5.5
SoundMAX® 4 XL software
The ADI AD1985 AC ‘97 audio CODEC provides 6-channel audio
capability through the SoundMAX®4 XL with AudioESP™ software to
deliver the ultimate audio experience on your PC. The software
implements high quality audio synthesis/rendering, 3D sound positioning,
and advanced voice-input technologies.
Follow the installation wizard install the SoundMAX® Audio Driver and
Application from the support CD that came with the motherboard
package to activate the 6-channel audio feature.
•
You must use 4-channel or 6-channel speakers for this setup.
•
SoundMAX® 4 XL requires Microsoft® Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/
XP. Make sure that one of these operating systems is installed
before installing SoundMAX®.
If the SoundMAX® 4 XL software is correctly
installed, you will find the SoundMAX® 4 XL icon on
the taskbar.
®
From the taskbar, double-click on the SoundMAX4
XL icon to display the SoundMAX® Control Panel.
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Setup wizards
Use the speaker and microphone setup wizards to fine tune the gain/
attenuation of the inputs/outputs for optimal audio performance. You may
launch the setup wizards by clicking the Configuration button when
AudioESP detects and verifies a newly connected peripheral, or by clicking
icon from the SoundMAX control panel.
on the
Speaker wizard
Follow the screen instructions to configure the speakers to your desired
settings.
Microphone wizard
Follow the screen instructions to configure the microphone to your desired
settings.
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Audio preferences
The Preferences page of the SoundMAX4 XL allows you to change
various audio settings.
Listening environment options
The SoundMAX4 XL support several audio technologies including
SoundMAX SPX™ Animated Audio, 3DPA™, MultiDrive™ 5.1,
EnvironmentFC™, MacroFX/ZoomFX™, and Virtual Theater Surround.
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Rear panel audio ports function variation
The functions of the Line Out (lime), Line In (blue), and Mic (pink) ports on
the rear panel change when you select the 4-channel or 6-channel audio
configuration as shown in the following table.
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Headphone/
2-Speaker
4-Speaker
6-Speaker
Light Blue
Line In
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Mic In
Bass/Center
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5.6
Intel® RAID for Serial ATA configuration
(for Windows 2000 and Windows XP only)
This motherboard supports Intel® RAID 0 and RAID 1 for Serial ATA drives
through the Intel® ICH5R chipset. The Serial ATA as RAID option must be
enabled in the BIOS before the system can load the Intel® RAID Option
ROM code for Intel® RAID. The Intel® RAID Option ROM is a standard
PnP (Plug and Play) option ROM that provides a pre-operating system
user interface for the Intel® RAID implementation. It also allows the boot
order to be selected from within the BIOS setup utility.
For more information about the Intel® RAID for SATA configuration,
refer to the Intel Application Accelerator, RAID Edition, User’s
manual in “\Manual\IAA RAID Manual.doc” of the support CD.
5.6.1 BIOS Configuration
1. Turn ON the system and enter BIOS by pressing the Delete key
during the Power-On Self Test (POST).
2. From the BIOS screen, select the Main menu then the IDE
Configuration menu.
3. If necessary, switch the Onboard IDE Operate Mode option from
[Legacy Mode] to [Enhanced Mode].
4. Switch the Configure S-ATA as RAID option to [Yes].
5. Press <F10> to save the BIOS settings and exit the BIOS setup
program.
5.6.2 Installing Serial ATA (SATA) hard disks
Installing Serial ATA (SATA) hard disks requires the use of a new SATA
data cable (4-conductor) which supports the Serial ATA protocol and a
SATA power cable. Any end of the SATA data cable can be connected to
the SATA hard disk or the SATA connector on the motherboard.
1. Both the data and power SATA cables are new cables. You cannot
use the older 40-pin 80-conductor IDE or regular IDE power cables
with SATA hard drives.
2. Carefully follow any technical instructions that come from the hard
disk manufacturer.
To install the Serial ATA cable:
1. Attach either cable end to the SATA connector on the motherboard.
2. Attach the other cable end to the SATA hard disk.
3. Connect the SATA power cables.
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5.6.3 Creating, Deleting, and Resetting RAID Sets
The Serial ATA RAID set must be configured in the RAID Configuration
utility. This configuration can be done by the Intel® RAID Option ROM.
During the Power-On Self Test (POST), the following message will appear
for a few seconds: “Press <Ctrl-I> to enter Raid Configuration Utility”.
When this message appears, press <Ctrl+I> to launch the RAID
configuration utility.
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[ MAIN MENU ]
1.
2.
3.
4.
Create RAID Volume
Delete RAID Volume
Reset Disks to Non-RAID
Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes:
None defined.
Non-RAID Disks:
Port Drive Model
0 ST380013AS
1 ST380013AS
[
Serial #
xxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxx
]-Select
Size
74.5GB
74.5GB
[ESC] Exit
Status
Normal
Normal
Bootable
Yes
Yes
[Enter]-Select Menu
5.6.4 Creating a RAID Volume
To create a RAID volume:
1. Select 1. Create RAID Volume and press <Enter> . The following
screen appears.
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[ CREATE ARRAY MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
RAID_Volume1
RAID0(Stripe)
128KB
149.0GB
Create Volume
[ HELP ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length taht can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive and
can not contain special characters.
[
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[Enter]-Select
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2. Key-in a unique name for your RAID volume then press <Enter>.
3. Use the Up and Down arrow keys to select your desired RAID Level
then press <Enter>.
4. If you selected RAID 0 (Stripe), use the Up and Down arrow keys to
select the stripe size for your RAID 0 array then press <Enter>.The
available values range from 8 KB to 128 KB. The strip value should be
chosen based on the planned drive usage. Some suggested selections
are listed below. The default selection is 64 KB.
• 16 KB - low disk usage
• 64 KB - typical disk usage
• 128 KB - performance disk usage
5. On the Create Volume prompt, press <Enter> to create the array. The
utility prompts a confirmation message, press <Y>.
Are you sure you want to create this volume (Y/N)
6. Select 4 Exit then press <Enter> to exit the RAID configuration utility.
The utility prompts a confirmation message, press <Y>.
5.6.5 Deleting a RAID Volume
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[ DELETE ARRAY MENU ]
Name
Level
Drives RAID_Volume1 RAID0(Stripe) 2
Capacity Status
149.0GBNormal
Bootable
Yes
[ HELP ]
Deleting a volume will destroy the volume data on the drive(s) and
cause any member disks to become available as non-RAID disks.
WARNING:EXISTING DATA WITHING THIS VOLUME WILL BE LOST AND NON-RECOVERABLE
[
]-Change
[TAB]-Next
[<ESC>]-Previous Menu
[<DEL>]-Delete Volume
Take caution in using this option; All data on the RAID drives will be
lost!
To delete a RAID volume:
1. Select 2 Delete RAID Volume then press <Enter>.
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2. Press <Del> to delete the RAID volume.
[ VOLUME DELETE VERIFICATION ]
Are you sure you want to delete this volume?
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!!
Are you sure you want to delete volume "RAID_Volume1"? (Y/N)
3. The utility prompts a verification message, press <Y>.
5.6.6 Reset RAID Data
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[ MAIN MENU ]
1.
2.
3.
4.
Create RAID Volume
Delete RAID Volume
Reset Disks to Non-RaID
Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes:
None defined.
Non-RAID Disks:
Port Drive Model
0 ST380013AS
1 ST380013AS
[
Serial #
xxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxx
]-Select
[ESC] Exit
Size
74.5GB
74.5GB
Status
Normal
Normal
Bootable
Yes
Yes
[Enter]-Select Menu
Take caution when using this option. All data on the RAID drives and
all internal RAID structures will be lost!
To reset RAID data and remove any RAID structures in the drives:
1. Select 3 Reset RAID Data and press <Enter>.
[ RESET ALL DATA RAID DATA ]
Resetting all RAID data will remove any internal RAID structures
from all RAID disks, including disks with working volumes. These
structures are used to maintain the RAID volumes. By removing
these structures, the drive will revert back to a Non-RAID disk
that can then be used or reallocated to a new RAID volume.
WARNING: Selecting "Yes" will cause all data on any RAID disk
(RAID Volume or Other RAID Disk) to be lost.
Are you sure you want to destroy all RAID data (Y/N):
2. The utility prompts a confirmation message, press <Y>.
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5.7
Creating a RAID driver disk
A floppy disk with the Intel® RAID driver is required when installing
Windows® XP/2000 operating system. You can create a RAID driver disk
using the Makedisk.exe utility in the support CD.
To create a RAID driver disk:
1. Insert the motherboard support CD into the CD-ROM drive and locate
the Makedisk.exe utility for your RAID controller.
The Makedisk.exe utility for the Intel® RAID driver is located in
“\Drivers\Chipset\IAA\Makedisk.exe” of the motherboard support
CD.
The Makedisk.exe utility for Intel® RAID is supported in Windows® XP/
2000 only.
2. Insert a clean floppy disk into the floppy disk drive and execute
Makedisk.exe. Follow succeeding screen instructions to complete the
process.
3. Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid computer virus infection.
To install the RAID driver:
1. During the OS installation, the system prompts you to press the F6 key
to install third-party SCSI or RAID driver.
2. Press <F6> then insert the RAID disk driver into the floppy disk drive.
3. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
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