Motherboard
P5N-T Deluxe
E3506
Second Edition V2
December 2007
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Contents
Notices......................................................................................................... vii
Safety information..................................................................................... viii
About this guide.......................................................................................... ix
P5N-T Deluxe specifications summary...................................................... xi
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
1.3.1
Product highlights............................................................ 1-2
1.3.3
ASUS Intelligent Performance
and Overclocking features............................................... 1-7
1.3.2
Chapter 2:
2.1
2.2
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 2-2
2.2.1
Placement direction......................................................... 2-2
2.2.3
Motherboard layout.......................................................... 2-3
2.2.4
Layout contents................................................................ 2-4
2.3.1
Installing the CPU............................................................ 2-7
2.3.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan...........................2-11
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan................................. 2-9
System memory.......................................................................... 2-13
2.4.1
Overview........................................................................ 2-13
2.4.3
Installing a DIMM........................................................... 2-15
2.4.2
2.5
Screw holes..................................................................... 2-2
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 2-6
2.3.2
2.4
Hardware information
Before you proceed...................................................................... 2-1
2.2.2
2.3
ASUS AI Lifestyle unique features................................... 1-4
2.4.4
Memory configurations................................................... 2-13
Removing a DIMM......................................................... 2-15
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-18
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card.......................................... 2-18
2.5.3
Interrupt assignments.................................................... 2-19
2.5.2
2.5.4
2.5.5
2.5.6
Configuring an expansion card...................................... 2-18
PCI slot.......................................................................... 2-20
PCI Express x1 slots...................................................... 2-20
PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots.............................................. 2-20
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Contents
2.6
2.7
Jumper......................................................................................... 2-22
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-23
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors................................................... 2-23
2.7.3
Installing the optional fans............................................. 2-36
2.7.2
Chapter 3:
3.1
3.2
Turning off the computer.............................................................. 3-2
3.2.1
Chapter 4:
BIOS setup
ASUS Update utility......................................................... 4-1
4.1.3
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility.................................................... 4-5
4.1.5
Creating a bootable floppy disk........................................ 4-4
Updating the BIOS........................................................... 4-6
Saving the current BIOS file............................................. 4-8
BIOS setup program..................................................................... 4-9
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen......................................................... 4-10
4.2.3
Legend bar......................................................................4-11
4.2.2
4.2.4
4.2.5
4.2.6
4.2.7
4.2.8
Menu bar........................................................................ 4-10
Menu items.....................................................................4-11
Sub-menu items..............................................................4-11
Configuration fields.........................................................4-11
Pop-up window.............................................................. 4-12
General help.................................................................. 4-12
Main menu................................................................................... 4-13
4.3.1
System Time.................................................................. 4-13
4.3.3
Language....................................................................... 4-13
4.3.2
4.3.4
4.3.5
System Date.................................................................. 4-13
Legacy Diskette A.......................................................... 4-13
Primary IDE Master/Slave.............................................. 4-14
4.3.6
SATA1/2/3/4/5/6...............................................................................4-16
4.3.8
Installed Memory............................................................ 4-17
4.3.7
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Using the dual function power switch............................... 3-2
4.1.1
4.1.4
4.3
Using the OS shut down function..................................... 3-2
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 4-1
4.1.2
4.2
Powering up
Starting up for the first time......................................................... 3-1
3.2.2
4.1
Internal connectors........................................................ 2-25
HDD SMART Monitoring................................................ 4-17
Contents
4.4
4.3.9
Usable Memory.............................................................. 4-17
4.4.1
AI Tuning........................................................................ 4-18
4.4.3
Over Voltage.................................................................. 4-23
Extreme Tweaker menu.............................................................. 4-18
4.4.2
4.4.4
4.4.5
4.5
4.4.6
4.5.3 Onboard Device Configuration....................................... 4-27
4.6.1
ACPI Suspend Type....................................................... 4-30
4.6.3
APM Configuration......................................................... 4-31
4.6.4
Hardware Monitor.......................................................... 4-33
4.7.1
Boot Device Priority....................................................... 4-35
4.7.3
Hard Disk Drives............................................................ 4-36
4.7.6
Removable Drives.......................................................... 4-35
CDROM Drives.............................................................. 4-36
Boot Settings Configuration .......................................... 4-37
Security.......................................................................... 4-38
Tools menu.................................................................................. 4-40
4.8.1
4.8.2
ASUS O.C. Profile.......................................................... 4-40
ASUS EZ Flash 2........................................................... 4-42
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-43
Chapter 5:
5.2
ACPI APIC Support........................................................ 4-30
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-35
4.7.5
5.1
PCIPnP.......................................................................... 4-26
Power menu................................................................................. 4-30
4.7.4
4.9
SLI-Ready Memory CPUOC.......................................... 4-24
AI NET2......................................................................... 4-25
4.7.2
4.8
SLI-Ready Memory........................................................ 4-24
4.5.1
4.6.2
4.7
NVIDIA GPU Ex............................................................. 4-24
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-25
4.5.2
4.6
Overclocking.................................................................. 4-21
Software support
Installing an operating system.................................................... 5-1
Support DVD information............................................................. 5-1
5.2.1
Running the support DVD................................................ 5-1
5.2.3
Utilities menu................................................................... 5-3
5.2.2
5.2.4
5.2.5
Drivers menu.................................................................... 5-2
Make disk menu............................................................... 5-5
Manual menu................................................................... 5-6
Contents
5.2.6
5.3
5.2.7
5.3.1
ASUS MyLogo3™............................................................ 5-9
5.3.3
ASUS PC Probe II.......................................................... 5-12
5.3.4 5.3.5 5.3.6
5.3.7
5.3.8
5.3.9
5.5
5.3.10
AI NET2..........................................................................5-11
ASUS AI Suite................................................................ 5-18
ASUS EPU Utility -- AI Gear 3....................................... 5-20
ASUS AI Nap................................................................. 5-21
ASUS Q-Fan 2............................................................... 5-22
ASUS AI Booster............................................................ 5-23
ASUS AI Direct Link....................................................... 5-24
AI Audio 2 (SoundMAX® High Definition Audio utility).... 5-26
RAID configurations................................................................... 5-35
5.4.1
5.4.2
RAID definitions............................................................. 5-35
NVIDIA® RAID configurations........................................ 5-36
Creating a RAID driver disk........................................................ 5-43
5.5.1
5.5.2
Chapter 6:
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS..... 5-43
Creating a RAID/SATA driver disk in Windows®. ........... 5-43
NVIDIA® SLI™ technology support
6.1
Overview........................................................................................ 6-1
6.2
Graphics card setup..................................................................... 6-2
Requirements.................................................................................. 6-1
6.2.1
Installing three SLI-ready graphics cards......................... 6-2
6.2.3
Installing the device drivers.............................................. 6-6
6.2.2
6.2.4
Appendix:
A.1
A.2
A.3
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Other information............................................................. 5-7
Software information.................................................................... 5-9
5.3.2
5.4
ASUS Contact information............................................... 5-6
Installing two SLI-ready graphics cards........................... 6-5
Enabling the NVIDIA® SLI™ technology in Windows®..... 6-6
CPU features
Intel EM64T...................................................................................A-1
®
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST).........................A-1
A.2.1
A.2.2
System requirements.......................................................A-1
Using the EIST.................................................................A-2
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology............................................A-3
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is
required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications
to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the
electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the
power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are
connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing system
before you add a device.
• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure
that all power cables are unplugged.
• Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord.
These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area.
If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using,
contact your local power company.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all
the manuals that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the
power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer
immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in
any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical,
electronic equipment and mercury-containing button cell battery) should not
be placed in municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic
products.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring
the motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new
technology it supports.
•
Chapter 2: Hardware information
•
Chapter 3: Powering up
•
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
•
Chapter 5: Software support
•
Chapter 6: NVIDIA SLI™ support
•
Appendix: CPU features
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform
when installing system components. It includes description of the jumpers
and connectors on the motherboard.
This chapter describes the power up sequence and ways of shutting down
the system.
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
This chapter describes the contents of the support DVD that comes with the
motherboard package and the software.
This chapter describes the NVIDIA SLI™ feature and shows the graphics
card installation procedures.
The Appendix describes the CPU features and technologies that the
motherboard supports.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1.
2.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and
software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty
flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not
part of the standard package.
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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: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key> Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign
means that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the
Enter or Return key.
<Key1+Key2+Key3>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the
key names are linked with a plus sign (+).
Example: <Ctrl+Alt+D>
Command
Means that you must type the command exactly
as shown, then supply the required item or value
enclosed in brackets.
Example: At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
format A:/S
P5N-T Deluxe specifications summary
CPU
LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Quad /
Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® Extreme /
Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 Processors
Compatible with Intel® 05B/05A/06 processors
Intel® 45nm Multi-Core CPU
Note: Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the Intel® CPU support
list.
Chipset
NVIDIA® nForce 780i SLI
Front Side Bus
1333 / 1066 / 800 / 667 MHz
Memory
4 x DIMM, max. 8GB, DDR2 1066/800 MHz,
non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Note: Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the latest Qualified
Vendors List (QVL).
Expansion slots
3 x PCIe x16 (blue @PCIe 2.0 x16 mode, black @
PCIe x16 mode) with SLI™ suppport
2 x PCIe x1
1 x PCI
Scalable Link Interface
(SLI™)
Supports three identical NVIDIA® SLI™-Ready graphics
cards (all at x16 mode)
Storage
Southbridge supports:
- 1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66
- 6 x Serial ATA 3 Gb/s
- NVIDIA® MediaShield™ RAID supports RAID 0, 1,
10(0+1), 5 and JBOD configuration across Serial ATA drives
Marvell SATA controller supports:
- 1 x External SATA 3 Gb/s port
LAN
Marvell® 88E1116 PCIe Gigabit LAN PHY, featuring AI NET2
High Definition Audio
ADI® 1988B 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Supports Jack-Sensing, Enumeration, and Multi‑streaming
Coaxial / Optical S/PDIF out ports at back panel
IEEE 1394
VIA6308P controller supports:
- 2 x IEEE 1394a connectors (one at mid-board; one at back panel)
USB
Supports up to 10 USB 2.0 ports (6 at mid-board, 4 at back panel)
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P5N-T Deluxe specifications summary
ASUS AI Lifestyle
Unique features
ASUS Power Saving Solution:
- ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit)
- ASUS 3rd Generation 8-phase Power Design
- ASUS AI Nap
ASUS AI Lifestyle Features:
- ASUS AI Direct Link
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
- ASUS Fanless Design: Heat-pipe solution
- ASUS Fanless Design: StackCool 2
- ASUS Q-Fan 2
- ASUS Optional Fan for Water-cooling or Passive Cooling only
ASUS Crystal Sound:
- ASUS Audio 2
- ASUS Noise Filter
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Connector
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS Stylish Features
ASUS MyLogo3™
Multi-language BIOS
ASUS Exclusive
Overclocking features
Intelligent overclocking tools:
- ASUS AI Booster utility
Precision Tweaker 2:
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.00625V increment
- vDIMM: 64-step DRAM voltage control
- vChipset (N.B.): 64-step Chipset voltage control
- vFSB Termination: 3-step reference voltage control
- vCPU PLL: 64-step CPU PLL voltage control
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- FSB tuning from 133MHz up to 800MHz at 1MHz
increment
- Memory tuning from 400MHz up to 2600MHz
- PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz up to 200MHz at 1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection:
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
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P5N-T Deluxe specifications summary
Rear panel
2 x PS/2 Keyboard port (purple)
1 x Optical S/PDIF Output port
1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Output port
1 x External SATA
1 x LAN (RJ45) port
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x IEEE1394a port
8-channel Audio I/O
Internal connectors
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
6 x Serial ATA connectors
3 x USB connectors support additional 6 USB ports
1 x COM connector
1 x IEEE 1394a port connector
1 x CPU / 1 x Power / 2 x Chassis Fan connectors
Front panel audio connector
1 x S/PDIF Out Header
Chassis Intrusion connector
CD audio in
24-pin ATX Power connector
8-pin ATX 12V Power connector
System Panel (Q-Connector)
BIOS features
8 Mb Award BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3,
Multi-Language BIOS
Manageability
WOL by PME, WOR by PME, Chasis Intrusion, PXE
Support DVD contents
Drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update
ASUS AI Suite
Image-Editing Suite
Multi-language MB installation guide
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
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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This chapter describes the motherboard
features and the new technologies
it supports.
1
Product
introduction
Chapter summary
1
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
ASUS P5N-T Deluxe
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® P5N-T Deluxe motherboard!
The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it
another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the
items in your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
ASUS P5N-T Deluxe motherboard
Cables
1 x Serial ATA power cable for 2 devices
6 x Serial ATA signal cables
1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 cable
1 x Floppy disk drive cable
I/O modules
1 x 1-port IEEE 1394a module
1 x 2-port USB 2.0 module
Accessories
Q-Shield (I/O shield)
1 x ASUS Optional Fans for Water-Cooling or
Passive-Cooling only
1 x 3-in-1 ASUS Q-Connector Kit
(USB, IEEE 1394, system panel; Retail version only)
1 x ASUS 3-way SLI bridge connector
1 x ASUS SLI bridge
Documentation
User guide
Application DVD
ASUS motherboard support DVD
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
Intel® Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Duo / Core™2 Extreme
CPU support
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Quad-core/Core™2 processor in the
LGA775 package and Intel’s 45nm multi-core processors. With the new Intel®
Core™ microarchitecture technology and 1333/1066/800/667 MHz FSB, the Intel®
Core™2 is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
NVIDIA® nForce® 780i SLI chipset
The NVIDIA® nForce 780i SLI chipset supports the NVIDIA® Scalable Link Interface
(SLI™) technology that allows three graphics processing units (GPUs) in a single
system. It’s designed for enthusiast, extreme overclocking capability, ultimate
gaming performance with SLI technology support. It’s definitely one of the fastest
platform in the world. The NVIDIA® nForce 780i SLI chipset also supports six
(6) Serial ATA 3 Gb/s devices, three PCI Express™ x16 slots with NVIDIA® SLI™
support at full x16, x16, x16 mode, and up to 10 USB 2.0 ports.
NVIDIA® Scalable Link Interface (SLI™)
NVIDIA SLI™ (Scalable Link Interface) takes advantage of the increased
bandwidth of the PCI Express bus architecture and features intelligent hardware
and software that allows two GPUs to efficiently work together to deliver earthshattering, scalable performance.
NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI™ (Scalable Link Interface)
NVIDIA 3-Way SLI™ (Scalable Link Interface) takes advantage of the increased
bandwidth of the PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture and features intelligent
hardware and software that allows three graphics cards to efficiently work together
to deliver earth-shattering, scalable performance. For some applications nearly
triple performance!
PCIe 2.0
This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 device for twice the current speed
and bandwidth. This enhances system performance while still providing backward
compatibility to PCIe 1.0 devices. See page 2-20 for details.
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DDR2 memory support
The motherboard supports DDR2 memory that features data transfer rates of
1066/800/667 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest
3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR2
architecture doubles the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system
performance, eliminating bottlenecks with peak bandwidths of up to 12.8 GB/s.
See page 2­‑13 for details.
Serial ATA 3 Gb/s technology and SATA-On-The-Go
This motherboard supports the hard drives based on the Serial ATA (SATA)
3 Gb/s storage specification, delivering enhanced scalability and doubling the bus
bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saves. The external SATA port located
at the back I/O provides smart setup and hot-plug functions. Easily backup photos,
videos and other entertainment contents to external devices. See page 2-24 for
details.
The NVIDIA® MediaShield™ RAID controller integrated in the NVIDIA® nForce®
780i SLI™ chipset allows RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10(0+1), RAID 5, and JBOD
configurations for six SATA 3 Gb/s connectors. See page 2-26 for details.
IEEE 1394a support
The IEEE 1394a interface provides high speed digital interface for audio/video
appliances such as digital television, digital video camcorders, storage peripherals
& other PC portable devices. See pages 2-23 and 2-28 for details.
S/PDIF digital sound ready
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio
systems via coaxial and optical S/PDIF-out (SONY/PHILIPS Digital Interface)
jacks. It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and
keeps the best signal quality. See pages 2-23 and 2-24 for details.
Gigabit LAN solution
The NVIDIA® native Gigabit LAN controller delivers transfer speeds up to ten times
faster than conventional 10/100/1000 Ethernet connections. Gigabit LAN is the
networking standard for the early future and is ideal for handling large amounts of
data such as video, audio, and voice. See page 2-23 for details.
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High Definition Audio
Enjoy high-end sound quality on your PC! The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High
Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality
192KHz/24-bit audio output that simultaneously sends different audio streams to
different destinations. You can now talk to your partners on the headphone while
playing multi-channel network games. See pages 2-23 and 2-24 for details.
Green ASUS
This motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union’s Restriction
on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision
of creating environment-friendly and recyclable products/packaging to safeguard
consumers’ health while minimizing the impact on the environment.
1.3.2
ASUS AI Lifestyle unique features
ASUS Power Saving Solution
ASUS Power Saving solution intelligently and automatically provides balanced
computing power and energy consumption.
ASUS EPU
The ASUS EPU utilizes innovative technology to digitally monitor and
tune the CPU power supply with improved VR responses in heavy or light
loadings. It automatically provides power for higher performance or improve
efficiency by 7% when the PC is running low intensity applications. Working
together with AI Gear 3, this can help you attain the best possible power
efficiency and energy savings up to 58.6% to help save the environment. See
page 5-20 for details.
AI Nap
With AI Nap, the system can continue running at minimum power and noise
when you are temporarily away. To wake the system and return to the OS
environment, simply click the mouse or press a key. See page 5-21 for
details.
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ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
ASUS Quiet Thermal solution makes system more stable and enhances the
overclocking capability.
ASUS 3rd Generation 8 Phase Power Design
Longer Life, & Higher Efficiency!
With power efficiency so important to operating temperatures, ASUS' 3rd
generation 8-phase VRM design leads the industry with its 95% power
efficiency. High quality power components such as low RDS (on) MOSFETs
for minimum switching loss & lower temperatures, Ferrite core chokes with
lower hysteresis loss, and high quality Japanese-made conductive polymer
capacitors all add up to ensure longer component life and lower power loss
- creating more energy efficiency.
Fanless Design - Stack Cool 2
ASUS Stack Cool 2 is a fan-less and zero-noise cooling solution that lowers
the temperature of critical heat generating components. The motherboard
uses a special design on the printed circuit board (PCB) to dissipate heat
these critical components generate.
Fanless Design - Pure Copper Heat-pipe
The Heat Pipe design effectively directs the heat generated by the chipsets to
the heatsink near the back IO ports, where it can be carried away by existing
airflow from CPU fan or bundled optional fan. The purpose of the innovative
heat pipe design on this motherboard is that the groundbreaking fanless
design does not have lifetime problems as a chipset fan does. Furthermore, it
provides options for users to install side-flow fan or passive cooler. The Heat
Pipe design is the most reliable fanless thermal solution to date.
DO NOT uninstall the heat-pipe by yourself. Doing so may bend the tubing and
affect the heat dissipation performance.
Optional Fan (for Water-Cooling or Passive-Cooling only)
The optional fan is specifically designed to provide sufficient airflow over the
CPU power modules and chipset area when water-cooling or passive-cooling
is utilized, ensuring effective heat dissipation for the entire system. See page
2-36 for details.
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Q-Fan 2
ASUS Q-Fan2 technology intelligently adjusts both CPU fan and chassis fan
speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.
See page 5-22 for details.
ASUS Crystal Sound
This feature can enhance speech-centric applications like Skype, online game,
video conference and recording.
AI Audio 2
AI Audio 2 creates a virtual center channel that expands the overall sound
field without introducing a picket fencing effect. Preserving the dialogue or
solo performances with downmixing from multichannels will allow you to
experience true-to-life high quality audio. See pages 5-26 to 5-34 for details.
Noise Filter
This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises (non-voice signals) like
computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then eliminates
it in the incoming audio stream while recording.
ASUS EZ DIY
ASUS EZ DIY feature collection provides you easy ways to install computer
components, update the BIOS or back up your favorite settings.
ASUS Q-Shield
The specially designed ASUS Q-Shield provides conductivity to best protect
your motherboard against static electricity damage and shields it against
Electronic Magnetic Interference (EMI). Without the usual "fingers" present,
this new design is convenient and safe to install.
ASUS Q-Connector
ASUS Q-Connector allows you to easily connect or disconnect the chassis
front panel cables to the motherboard. This unique module eliminates the
trouble of connecting the system panel cables one at a time and avoiding
wrong cable connections. See page 2-35 for details.
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
ASUS O.C. Profile
The motherboard features the ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to
conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS settings can be
stored in the CMOS or a separate file, giving users freedom to share and
distribute their favorite settings. See page 4-40 for details.
ASUS EZ Flash 2
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply press the predefined
hotkey to launch the utility and update the BIOS without entering the OS.
Update your BIOS easily without preparing a bootable diskette or using an
OS-based flash utility. See pages 4-5 and 4-42 for details.
ASUS MyLogo3™
This feature allows you to convert your favorite photo into a 256-color boot logo for
a more colorful and vivid image on your screen. See page 5-9 for details.
ASUS Multi-language BIOS
The multi-language BIOS allows you to select the language of your choice from the
available options. The localized BIOS setup menu helps you configure your system
easier and faster. See page 4-13 for details.
1.3.3
ASUS Intelligent Performance and Overclocking
features
AI Booster
The ASUS AI Booster allows you to overclock the CPU speed in Windows
environment without the hassle of booting the BIOS. See page 5-23 for details.
Precision Tweaker 2
Allows the user to adjust the NB Voltage, FSB termination Voltage, CPU PLL
Voltage and the DRAM Voltage in 0.02v steps to finetune voltages to achieve the
most precise setting for the ultimate customized overclocking configuration. See
pages 4-18 to 4-24 for details.
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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 shut down and reboot the system, and the
BIOS automatically restores the CPU default setting for each parameter.
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
This chapter lists the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform
when installing system components. It
includes description of the jumpers and
connectors on the motherboard.
2
Hardware
information
Chapter summary
2
2.1
Before you proceed...................................................................... 2-1
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 2-6
2.2
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 2-2
System memory.......................................................................... 2-13
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-18
Jumper......................................................................................... 2-22
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-23
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2.1
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components
or change any motherboard settings.
•
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or a metal
object, such as the power supply case, before handling components to
avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic
pad or in the bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power
supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from the power
supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard,
peripherals, and/or components.
Onboard LED
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The motherboard comes with a standby power LED. The green LED lights up
to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft‑off mode. This is a
reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before
removing or plugging in any motherboard component. The illustration below shows
the location of the onboard LED.
SB_PWR
®
P5N-T DELUXE Onboard LED
ASUS P5N-T Deluxe
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
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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 can cause you physical injury and damage
motherboard components.
2.2.1
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the chassis in
the correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the
chassis as indicated in the image below.
2.2.2
Screw holes
Place nine (9) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard
to the chassis.
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DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
®
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2.2.3
Motherboard layout
24.5cm (9.6in)
EATX12V
KBMS
CPU_FAN
Super
I/O
NVIDIA®
nForce® 780i SLI™
®
Marvell
88SE6111
NVIDIA®
FLOPPY
PRI_IDE
nForce® 200
EATXPWR
AUDIO
DDR2 DIMM_B2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
LAN1_USB12
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F_ESATA
DDR2 DIMM_B1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
DDR2 DIMM_A1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
LGA775
DDR2 DIMM_A2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
EPU
USB34
CHA_FAN1
30.5cm (12.0in)
SPDIF_O12
PWR_FAN
COM1
PCIEX16_1
®
Marvell
88SE1116
PCIEX1_1
PCIEX16_2
AD1988B
SATA34
PCI1
CLRTC
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
USB910
CD
BIOS
®
IE1394_2
USB78
USB56
CHASSIS
CHA_FAN2
VIA
VT6308P
SATA12
PCIEX16_3
PCIEX1_2
AAFP
SATA56
NVIDIA®
nForce® 570 SLI™
SB_PWR
PANEL
Refer to 2.7 Connectors for more information about rear panel connectors and
internal connectors.
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2.2.4
Slots
1.
DDR2 DIMM slots
2.
PCI slot
4.
PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots
3.
Jumper
1.
PCI Express x 1 slots
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
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2-13
2-20
2-20
2-20
Page
2-22
Rear panel connectors
Page
2.
Coaxial S/PDIF Out port
2-23
4.
LAN (RJ-45) port
1.
3.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
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Layout contents
PS/2 mouse port (green)
IEEE 1394a port
Center/Subwoofer port (orange)
Rear Speaker Out port (black)
Line In port (light blue)
Line Out port (lime)
Microphone port (pink)
Side Speaker Out port (gray)
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
External SATA port
USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4
Optical S/PDIF Out port
PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
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2-23
2-23
2-23
2-23
2-23
2-23
2-24
2-24
2-24
2-24
2-24
2-24
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Internal connectors
Page
2.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE))
2-25
4.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78, USB910)
1.
3.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1-6)
IEEE 1394a port connector (10-1 pin IE1394_2)
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
CPU, chassis, power, and optional fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN1-2, 3-pin PWR_FAN)
2-26
2-27
2-28
2-28
2-29
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
2-30
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
2-33
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 2 x 4-pin EATX12V)
11.
Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)
13.
ASUS Q-Connector (system panel)
12.
2-25
System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
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2-33
2-34
2-35
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2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA775 socket designed for
the Intel® Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® Extreme /
Pentium® D/ Pentium® 4 processors.
•
Make sure that all power cables are unplugged before installing the CPU.
•
If installing a dual-core CPU, connect the chassis fan cable to the
CHA_FAN1 connector to ensure system stability.
•
Due to the chipset limitation, we recommend you use FSB 800MHz CPU or
above.
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, make sure that the PnP cap is on
the socket and the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer
immediately if the PnP cap is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP
cap/socket contacts/motherboard components. ASUS will shoulder the cost
of repair only if the damage is shipment/transit-related.
•
•
2-
Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes
with the cap on the LGA775 socket.
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts
resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/
incorrect removal of the PnP cap.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3.1
Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
P5N-T DELUXE
1.
®
P5N-T DELUXE CPU Socket 775
Before installing the CPU, make sure that the socket box is facing towards you
and the load lever is on your left.
2.
Press the load lever with your thumb (A), then move it to the left (B) until it is
released from the retention tab.
Retention tab
Load lever
A
PnP cap
B
This side of the socket box
should face you.
To prevent damage to the socket pins, do not remove the PnP cap unless you
are installing a CPU.
3.
Lift the load lever in the direction of
the arrow to a 135º angle.
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4.
Lift the load plate with your thumb
and forefinger to a 100º angle (A),
then push the PnP cap from the load
plate window to remove (B).
B
A
Load plate
Alignment key
5.
Position the CPU over the
socket, making sure that
the gold triangle is on the
bottom‑left corner of the
socket then fit the socket
alignment key into the
CPU notch.
CPU notch
Gold triangle mark
The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the
socket to prevent bending the connectors on the socket and damaging the CPU!
6.
7.
A
Close the load plate (A), then
push the load lever (B) until it
snaps into the retention tab.
If installing a dual-core CPU,
connect the chassis fan cable
to the CHA_FAN1 connector to
ensure system stability.
B
The motherboard supports Intel® LGA775 processors with the Intel® Enhanced
Memory 64 Technology (EM64T), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
(EIST), and Hyper-Threading Technology. Refer to the Appendix for more
information on these CPU features.
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3.2
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan
The Intel LGA775 processor requires a specially designed heatsink and fan
assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
®
•
When you buy a boxed Intel® processor, the package includes the CPU fan
and heatsink assembly. If you buy a CPU separately, make sure that you
use only Intel®‑certified multi‑directional heatsink and fan.
•
Your Intel® LGA775 heatsink and fan assembly comes in a push-pin design
and requires no tool to install.
•
If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, make sure
that you have properly applied Thermal Interface Material to the CPU
heatsink or CPU before you install the heatsink and fan assembly.
Make sure that you have installed the motherboard to the chassis before you
install the CPU fan and heatsink assembly.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
Place the heatsink on top of the
installed CPU, making sure that
the four fasteners match the holes
on the motherboard.
Orient the heatsink and fan
assembly such that the CPU fan
cable is closest to the CPU fan
connector.
Narrow end
of the groove
Fastener
Motherboard
Make sure to orient each fastener with the narrow end of the groove pointing
outward. (The photo shows the groove shaded for emphasis.)
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2.
Push down two fasteners at a time in
a diagonal sequence to secure the
heatsink and fan assembly in place.
B
A
A
3.
A
B
B
A
B
Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled
CPU_FAN.
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
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CPU_FAN
®
P5N-T DELUXE CPU fan connector
Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors
can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
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2.3.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan:
1. Disconnect the CPU fan cable from
the connector on the motherboard.
2.
Rotate each fastener
counterclockwise.
3.
Pull up two fasteners at a time in
a diagonal sequence to disengage
the heatsink and fan assembly
from the motherboard.
4.
A
B
B
A
B
A
A
B
Carefully remove the heatsink
and fan assembly from the
motherboard.
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5.
Rotate each fastener clockwise to
ensure correct orientation when
reinstalling.
Narrow end of the groove
The narrow end of the
groove should point
outward after resetting.
(The photo shows the
groove shaded for
emphasis.)
Refer to the documentation in the boxed or stand-alone CPU fan package for
detailed information on CPU fan installation.
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2.4
System memory
2.4.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline Memory
Modules (DIMM) sockets.
®
DIMM_B1
DIMM_B2
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A2
P5N-T DELUXE
A DDR2 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR DIMM but has a
240-pin footprint compared to the 184-pin DDR DIMM. DDR2 DIMMs are notched
differently to prevent installation on a DDR DIMM socket.
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets:
P5N-T DELUXE 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets
Channel
Channel A
Channel B
2.4.2
Sockets
DIMM_A1 and DIMM_A2
DIMM_B1 and DIMM_B2
Memory configurations
You may install 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB unbuffered non‑ECC DDR2 DIMMs into
the DIMM sockets.
Mode
Sockets
DIMM_A1
DIMM_B1
DIMM_A2
DIMM_B2
Populated
-
-
-
-
Populated
-
-
Dual-channel (1)
Populated
Populated
-
-
Dual-channel (2)
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
Single-Channel
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•
You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A and Channel B. The
system maps the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dual-channel
configuration. Any excess memory from the higher-sized channel is then
mapped for single-channel operation.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules from the
same vendor.
•
Due to chipset resource allocation, the system may detect less than 8 GB
system memory when you installed four 2 GB DDR2 memory modules.
•
If you install four 1 GB memory modules, the system may detect less than
3 GB of total memory because of address space allocation for other critical
functions. This limitation applies to Windows Vista 32-bit/Windows XP 32-bit
version operating system since it does not support PAE (Physical Address
Extention) mode.
•
If you install Windows Vista 32-bit/Windows XP 32-bit version operating
system, we recommend that you install less than 3GB of total memory.
Notes on memory limitations
•
Due to chipset limitation, this motherboard can only support up to
8 GB on the operating systems listed below. You may install a maximum of
2 GB DIMMs on each slot.
64-bit
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Windows Vista x64 Edition
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.4.3
Installing a DIMM
Unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other
system components. Failure to do so can cause severe damage to both the
motherboard and the components.
2
To install a DIMM:
1.
2.
3.
3
Unlock a DIMM socket by
pressing the retaining clips
outward.
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the socket.
DDR2 DIMM notch
1
1
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM
is properly seated.
Unlocked retaining clip
2.4.4
•
A DDR2 DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. Do
not force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
•
The DDR2 DIMM sockets do not support DDR DIMMs. Do not install DDR
DIMMs to the DDR2 DIMM sockets.
Removing a DIMM
To remove a DIMM:
1.
Support the DIMM lightly with
your fingers when pressing the
retaining clips. The DIMM might
get damaged when it flips out with
extra force.
2.
2
Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
1
1
DDR2 DIMM notch
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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P5N-T Deluxe Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR2-800MHz capability
Size
Vendor
Chip No.
CL
Chip
Brand
SS/
DS
Part No.
DIMM support
A*
B*
C*
512MB
KINGSTON
K4T51083QC
5
SEC
SS
KVR800D2N5/512
•
•
•
1024MB
KINGSTON
Heat-Sink Package
4-4-4-12
N/A
DS
KHX6400D2LL/1G
•
1024MB
KINGSTON
Heat-Sink Package
4-4-4-12
N/A
SS
KHX6400D2LLK2/1GN
•
•
•
1024MB
KINGSTON
V59C1512804QBF25
N/A
N/A
DS
KVR800D2N5/1G
•
1024MB
KINGSTON
Heat-Sink Package
N/A
N/A
SS
KHX6400D2ULK2/1G
•
•
•
2048MB
KINGSTON
Heat-Sink Package
N/A
N/A
DS
KHX6400D2ULK2/2G
•
•
•
1024MB
Qimonda
HYB18T512800BF25F
5-5-5
N/A
DS
HYS64T128020HU-25F-B
•
•
•
1024MB
Hynix
HY5PS12821CFP-S5
5-5-5
Hynix
DS
HYMP512U64CP8-S5
•
•
•
1024MB
MICRON
D9GKX
N/A
N/A
DS
MT16HTF12864AY-80ED4
•
•
•
1024MB
CORSAIR
Heat-Sink Package
4
N/A
DS
CM2X1024-6400C4
•
512MB
Crucial
Heat-Sink Package
4
N/A
SS
BL6464AA804.8FD
•
1024MB
Crucial
Heat-Sink Package
4
N/A
DS
BL12864AA804.16FD
•
1024MB
Crucial
Heat-Sink Package
4
N/A
DS
BL12864AL804.16FD3
•
•
•
1024MB
Crucial
Heat-Sink Package
4
N/A
DS
BL12864AA804.16FD3
•
•
•
1024MB
Apacer
Heat-Sink Package
5
N/A
DS
AHU01GE800C5K1C
•
•
•
•
•
512MB
A-DATA
AD29608A8A-25EG
N/A
N/A
SS
M2OAD6G3H3160G1E53
1024MB
A-DATA
AD26908A8A-25EG
N/A
N/A
DS
M2OAD6G3I4170I1E58
•
•
•
512MB
KINGMAX
KKA8FEIBF-HJK-25A
N/A
KINGMAX
SS
KLDC28F-A8KI5
•
•
1024MB
KINGMAX
KKA8FEIBF-HJK-25A
N/A
KINGMAX
DS
KLDD48F-ABKI5
1024MB
Super Talent
Heat-Sink Package
N/A
N/A
DS
T800UB1GC4
•
1024MB
NANYA
NT5TU64M8BE-25C
5
NANYA
DS
NT1GT64U8HB0BY-25C
1024MB
NANYA
NT5TU64M8CE-25D
N/A
NANYA
DS
NT1GT64U8HCOBY-25D
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
512MB
PSC
A3R12E3HEF641B9A05
5
PSC
SS
AL6E8E63B8E1K
•
•
•
1024MB
PSC
A3R12E3HEF641B9A05
5
PSC
DS
AL7E8E63B-8E1K
•
•
•
256MB
TwinMOS
E2508AB-GE-E
5
ELPIDA
SS
8G-24IK2-EBT
•
1024MB
Elixir
N2TU51280BE-25C
N/A
Elixir
DS
M2Y1G64TU8HB0B-25C
•
•
SS - Single-sided / DS - Double-sided
DIMM support:
• A*: Supports one module inserted in any slot as Single-channel
memory configuration.
• B*: Supports one pair of modules inserted into either the yellow slots
or the black slots as one pair of Dual-channel memory configuration.
• C*: Supports four modules inserted into both the yellow and black slots
as two pairs of Dual-channel memory configuration.
Visit the ASUS website for the latest DDR2-800/667 MHz QVL.
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P5N-T Deluxe Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR2-667MHz capability
Size
Vendor
Chip No.
CL
Chip Brand
SS/
DS
Part No.
DIMM support
A*
B*
512MB
KINGSTON
D6408TEBGGL3U
5
KINGSTON
SS
KVR667D2N5/512
•
•
•
C*
256MB
KINGSTON
HYB18T256800AF3S
5
N/A
SS
KVR667D2N5/256
•
256MB
KINGSTON
6SBI2D9DCG
5
MICRON
SS
KVR667D2N5/256
•
2048MB
KINGSTON
E1108AB-6E-E
N/A
ELPIDA
DS
KVR667D2N5/2G
•
512MB
Qimonda
HYB18T512800BF3S
5
N/A
SS
HYS64T64000HU-3S-B
•
•
•
1024MB
Qimonda
HYB18T512800BF3S
5
N/A
DS
HYS64T128020HU-3S-B
•
•
•
512MB
SAMSUNG
K4T51163QE-ZCE6
5
SAMSUNG
DS
M378T3354EZ3-CE6
•
•
•
256MB
SAMSUNG
K4T51083QE
5
SAMSUNG
SS
M378T6553EZS-CE6
•
1024MB
SAMSUNG
K4T51083QE
5
SAMSUNG
DS
M378T2953EZ3-CE6
•
•
•
256MB
Hynix
HY5PS121621CFP-Y5
5
Hynix
SS
HYMP532U64CP6-Y5
•
•
•
1024MB
Hynix
HY5PS12821CFP-Y5
5
Hynix
DS
HYMP512U64CP8-Y5
•
•
•
512MB
CORSAIR
64M8CFEG
N/A
N/A
SS
VS512MB667D2
•
•
1024MB
CORSAIR
64M8CFEG
N/A
N/A
DS
VS1GB667D2
•
•
•
256MB
ELPIDA
E2508AB-6E-E
5
ELPIDA
SS
EBE25UC8ABFA-6E-E
•
512MB
ELPIDA
E5108AE-6E-E
5
ELPIDA
SS
EBE51UD8AEFA-6E-E
•
•
•
512MB
A-DATA
AD29608A8A-3EG
5
A-DATA
SS
M2OAD5G3H3166I1C52
•
•
1024MB
A-DATA
AD29608A8A-3EG
5
A-DATA
DS
M2OAD5G3I4176I1C52
•
•
512MB
crucial
Heat-Sink Package
3
N/A
SS
BL6464AA663.8FD
•
1024MB
crucial
Heat-Sink Package
3
N/A
DS
BL12864AA663.16FD
•
•
•
1024MB
crucial
Heat-Sink Package
3
N/A
DS
BL12864AL664.16FD
•
•
•
1024MB
crucial
Heat-Sink Package
3
N/A
DS
BL12864AA663.16FD2
•
512MB
Apacer
AM4B5708GQJS7E0628F
5
APACER
SS
AU512E667C5KBGC
•
1024MB
Apacer
AM4B5708GQJS7E
5
APACER
DS
AU01GE667C5KBGC
•
•
•
256MB
Kingmax
N2TU51216AG-3C
5
NANYA
SS
KLCB68F-36KH5
512MB
Kingmax
KKEA88B4LAUG-29DX
5
KINGMAX
SS
KLCC28F-A8KB5
•
1024MB
Kingmax
KKEA88B4LAUG-29DX
5
KINGMAX
DS
KLCD48F-A8KB5
•
512MB
Super
Talent
Heat-Sink Package
5
N/A
SS
T6UA512C5
1024MB
Super
Talent
Heat-Sink Package
5
N/A
DS
T6UB1GC5
•
•
2048MB
NANYA
NT5TU128M8BJ-3C
5
NANYA
DS
NT2GT64U8HB0JY-3C
•
•
•
512MB
NANYA
NT5TU64M8BE-3C
5
NANYA
SS
NT512T64U88B0BY-3C
•
•
•
512MB
PSC
A3R12E3GEF637BLC5N
5
PSC
SS
AL6E8E63B-6E1K
•
•
•
1024MB
PSC
A3R12E3GEF637BLC5N
5
PSC
DS
AL7E8E63B-6E1K
•
•
•
512MB
TwinMOS
TMM6208G8M30C
5
TwinMOS
SS
8D-23JK5M2ETP
•
•
•
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•
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2.5
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following sub‑sections
describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion
cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard
components.
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with
it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a
chassis).
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw
for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
Replace the system cover.
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
2.
3.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See
Chapter 4 for information on BIOS setup.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support “Share
IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise, conflicts will
arise between the two PCI groups, making the system unstable and the card
inoperable. Refer to the table on the next page for details.
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2.5.3
IRQ
0
1
4
6
8
9
9
9
10
11
12
13
14
16
19
20
20
21
22
22
23
23
Interrupt assignments
Standard function
System timer
Standard 101/102-key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
Communications Port (COM1)*
Standard floppy disk controller
System CMOS/real-time clock
Microsoft ACPI-compliant system
NVIDIA nForce networking controller #3
NVIDIA nForce networking controller #4
NVIDIA nForce PCI system management
Mass storage controller
PS/2 compatible mouse port
Numeric data processor
Primary IDE channel
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT
VIA OHCI compliant IEEE 1394 host controller
NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA controller
NVIDIA network bus enumerator
NVIDIA network bus enumerator
Standard OpenHCD USB host controller
NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA controller
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB host controller
NVIDIA nForce 590/570/550 Serial ATA controller
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
PCIEx16_1
PCIEx16_2
PCIEx16_3
PCI Slot
PCIEx1_1
PCIEx1_2
USB 1.1
USB 2.0
LAN
PATA
SATA_1
SATA_2
SATA_3
SATA_RAID
1394
Audio
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A
–
–
–
–
shared
–
–
–
–
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
B
C
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
shared
–
shared
–
–
shared
shared
–
–
–
shared
–
–
shared
–
–
shared
–
shared
–
–
shared
D
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
used
–
–
–
E
F
shared
–
–
shared
shared
–
–
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
G
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
H
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
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2.5.4
PCI slot
The PCI slots support cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and other
cards that comply with PCI specifications. Refer to the figure below for the location
of the slot.
2.5.5
PCI Express x1 slots
This motherboard supports PCI Express x1 network cards, SCSI cards and other
cards that comply with the PCI Express specifications. Refer to the figure below for
the location of the slots.
2.5.6
PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots
This motherboard has three PCI Express x16 slots that support PCI Express x16
graphic cards complying with the PCI Express specifications. With three graphics
cards installed, the motherboard can enable tri‑display. Two (blue slots) of the three
PCI Express x16 slots support PCIe 2.0 devices.
This motherboard supports 3 SLI-ready Express x16 graphics cards that comply
with the PCI Express specifications.
PCI Express x1_2 slot
PCIe 2.0 x16_3 slot (blue, @x16)
PCI slot
PCIe x16_2 slot (black, @x16)
PCI Express x1_1 slot
PCIe 2.0 x16_1 slot (blue, @x16)
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•
We recommend that you install a VGA card on the primary (blue) PCI
Express slots, and install any other PCI Express device on the PCI Express
slot (black).
•
Currently, only NVIDIA® SLI™-Ready GeForce® 8800 Ultra and GeForce®
8800 GTX graphics cards support 3-Way SLI™ mode.
•
Connect a rear chassis fan to the chassis (CHA_FAN1 or CHA_FAN2)
connector when using two (or three) graphics cards for better thermal
environment. See page 2-29 for details.
•
We recommend that you provide sufficient power when running NVIDIA®
SLI™ mode. See page 2-30 for details.
•
In single card mode, we suggest that you use any of the PCIe 2.0 slots
(blue) for a PCI Express x16 graphics card to get better performance.
•
In SLI™ mode, we recommend that you use the PCIe 2.0 slots (blue slots)
for PCI Express x16 graphics cards to get better performance.
•
We recommend that you provide sufficient power when running NVIDIA®
SLI™ mode. See page 2-30 for details.
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2.6
1.
Jumper
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS.
You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters
by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery
powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include system setup information such
as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the onboard battery.
3. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on
pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.
4. Reinstall the battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
P5N-T DELUXE
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup
to re-enter data.
CLRTC
1 2
®
Normal
(Default)
2 3
Clear RTC
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•
Make sure to re-enter your previous BIOS settings after you clear the
CMOS.
•
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to
overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R. (CPU
Parameter Recall) feature. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS
can automatically reset parameter settings to default values.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.7
Connectors
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors
1.
2.
3.
4.
1
2
15
14
13
3
4
12
11
5 6
7
10
9
8
PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
Coaxial S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device
via a coaxial S/PDIF cable.
IEEE 1394a port. This 6-pin IEEE 1394a port provides high-speed
connectivity for audio/video devices, storage peripherals, PCs, or portable
devices.
LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area
Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the table below for the LAN
port LED indications.
LAN port LED indications
Activity/Link Speed LED
Status
Description
OFF
No link
ORANGE
Linked
BLINKING
Data activity
Status
OFF
ORANGE
GREEN
Description
10 Mbps connection
100 Mbps connection
1 Gbps connection
ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED
LED
LAN port
5. Center/Subwoofer port (orange). This port connects the center/subwoofer
speakers.
6.
7.
8.
Rear Speaker Out port (black). This port connects the rear speakers in a
4-channel, 6-channel, or 8-channel audio configuration..
Line In port (light blue). This port connects the tape, CD, DVD player, or
other audio sources.
Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker. In
4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel configuration, the function of this port
becomes Front Speaker Out.
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9.
Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.
10. Side Speaker Out port (gray). This port connects the side speakers in an
8-channel audio configuration.
Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in
2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Light Blue
Lime
Pink
Orange
Black
Gray
Headset
2-channel
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
–
–
–
4-channel
6-channel
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
–
Rear Speaker Out
–
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
–
8-channel
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
11. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
12. External SATA port. This port connects to an external a Serial ATA hard disk
drive.
The external SATA port supports
external Serial ATA 3 Gb/s
devices. Longer cables support
higher power requirements to
deliver signal up to two meters
away, and enables improved hotswap function.
When using hot-plug and NCQ, set the J-Micron eSATA/PATA Controller Mode
in the BIOS to [AHCI].
DO NOT insert a different connector to the external SATA port.
13. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
14. Optical S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device
via an optical S/PDIF cable.
15. PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
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2.7.2
1.
Internal connectors
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable. Insert
one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other end to the
signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection when
using a FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
FLOPPY
P5N-T DELUXE
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
PIN 1
®
P5N-T DELUXE Floppy disk drive connector
2.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
The onboard IDE connector is for the Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable.
There are three connectors on each Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable:
blue, black, and gray. Connect the blue connector to the motherboard’s IDE
connector, then select one of the following modes to configure your device.
PRI_EIDE
P5N-T DELUXE
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
PIN 1
®
P5N-T DELUXE IDE connector
Drive jumper setting
Single device
Two devices
Cable-Select or Master
Cable-Select
Master
Slave
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Mode of
device(s)
Master
Slave
Master
Slave
Cable connector
Black
Black
Gray
Black or gray
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•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the
Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion when you
connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 IDE devices.
If any device jumper is set as “Cable-Select,” make sure all other device
jumpers have the same setting.
3.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1-6)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk
drives.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, RAID
1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5, or JBOD configuration with the onboard NVIDIA®
MediaShield™ RAID controller.
SATA5
GND
RSATA_TXP3
RSATA_TXN3
GND
RSATA_RXP3
RSATA_RXN3
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP4
RSATA_TXN4
GND
RSATA_RXP4
RSATA_RXN4
GND
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GND
RSATA_TXP5
RSATA_TXN5
GND
RSATA_RXP5
RSATA_RXN5
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP6
RSATA_TXN6
GND
RSATA_RXP6
RSATA_RXN6
GND
SATA6
SATA4
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
P5N-T DELUXE SATA connectors
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
®
SATA3
SATA2
SATA1
The RAID function of these connectors is set to [Disabled] by default. If you
intend to create a Serial ATA RAID set using these connectors, enable the RAID
Enabled item under the Serial ATA Configuration sub-menu in the BIOS.
These connectors support Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Power
Management (PM) Implementation Algorithm, Hot Swap and smart setup.
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Connect the right-angle side of SATA
signal cable to the SATA device, or
connect the right‑angle side of the
SATA cable to the onboard SATA port
to avoid mechanical conflict with huge
graphics cards.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78, USB910)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable
to any of these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the
back of the system chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0
specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
USB+5V
USB_P6USB_P6+
GND
NC
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
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USB56
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
USB78
USB+5V
USB_P9USB_P9+
GND
USB910
®
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
USB+5V
USB_P10USB_P10+
GND
NC
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4.
Right-angle side
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
You can connect the USB cable to ASUS Q-Connector (USB, blue) first, and
then install the Q-Connector (USB) to the USB connector onboard.
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IEEE 1394a port connector (10-1 pin IE1394_2)
This connector is for a IEEE 1394a port. Connect the IEEE 1394a module
cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back
of the system chassis.
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5.
GND
+12V
TPB1GND
TPA1-
IE1394_2
®
+12V
TPB1+
GND
TPA1+
PIN 1
P5N-T DELUXE IEEE 1394a connector
Never connect a USB cable to the IEEE 1394a connector. Doing so will damage
the motherboard!
You can connect the 1394 cable to ASUS Q-Connector (1394, red) first, and
then install the Q-Connector (1394) to the 1394 connector onboard.
6.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module
cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back
of the system chassis.
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COM1
PIN 1
®
P5N-T DELUXE COM port connector
The serial port module is purchased separately.
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7.
CPU, chassis, power, and optional fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN1-2, 3-pin PWR_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 1A~2.2A (26.4 W max.) at +12V.
Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making
sure that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the
connector.
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CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
CPU_FAN
PWR_FAN
Rotation
+12V
GND
®
P5N-T DELUXE Fan connectors
Rotation
+12V
GND
GND
+12V
Rotation
CHA_FAN1 CHA_FAN2
DO NOT forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air
flow inside the system may damage the motherboard components. These are
not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on the fan connectors!
•
•
Only the CPU_FAN, CHA_FAN1 and CHA_FAN2 connectors support the
ASUS Q-FAN 2 feature.
If you install two VGA cards, we recommend that you plug the rear chassis
fan cable to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN1 or CHA_FAN2
for better themal environment.
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8.
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor or switch.
Connect one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch cable to this
connector. The chassis intrusion sensor or switch sends a high-level signal to
this connector when a chassis component is removed or replaced. The signal
is then generated as a chassis intrusion event.
+5VSB_MB
CHASSIS
®
GND
Chassis Signal
P5N-T DELUXE
By default , the pin labeled “Chassis Signal” and “ Ground” are shorted with
a jumper cap. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to use the
chassis intrusion detection feature.
(Default)
P5N-T DELUXE Chassis intrusion connector
9.
ATX power connectors
(24-pin EATXPWR, 2 x 4-pin EATX12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs
are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper
orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
GND
GND
GND
GND
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+12V DC
+12V DC
+12V DC
+12V DC
EATX12V
®
EATXPWR
+3 Volts
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
Ground
Ground
Ground
PSON#
Ground
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
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•
Make sure to remove the cap on the ATX12V connector before connecting
an 8-pin EPS +12V power plug.
•
Use only either a 4-pin ATX12V or an 8-pin EPS +12V power plug for the
EATX12V connector.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
•
•
•
•
•
For a fully configured system, we recommend that you use a power supply
unit (PSU) that complies with ATX 12V Specification 2.0 (or later version)
and provides a minimum power of 550 W.
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin/8pin EATX12V power plug; otherwise,
the system will not boot.
If you are uncertain about the minimum power supply requirement for your
system, refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator
at http://support.asus.com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.
aspx?SLanguage=en-us for details.
Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when
configuring a system with more power-consuming devices. The system
may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate.
If you want to use two or more high-end PCI Express x16 cards, use a PSU
with 1000 W power or above to ensure the system stability.
PSU suggested list
PSU suggested list
SilverStone ST1000
Seasonic SS-600HT
Thermaltake W0083RE
Thermaltake PUREPower-600AP
Silverstone SST-ST75ZF
•
EnerMAX EG701AX-VE (E)(24P)
If you want to use 3-Way SLI™ configuration, visit the NVIDIA website
(www.nvidia.com) for the qualified PSU vendor list.
Power supply requirements
Heavy Loading
CPU
Memory
VGA
SATA-HDD
eSATA-HDD
IDE-CDROM
IDE-HDD
USB
SMF 3.2XE
1 GB*4
8800 Ultra*3
6
1
1
1
4
+12V_8Pin +12V_24pin +5V_24pin
Voltage (V) 12.14
12.21
5.22
Power (W)
167.399
33.460
Current (A) 11.32
137.425
13.71
6.41
+3V_24pin +12V_VGA1 +12V_VGA2 +12V_VGA3
3.456
12.2
12.2
24.123
79.422
80.398
6.98
SATA-HDD eSATA-HDD IDE-CDROM IDE-HDD
Voltage (V) 6
1
1
1
Power (W)
10.45
10
12.68
Current (A) 10.45
62.7
10.45
10
12.68
6.51
USB
4
2.5
10
6.59
12.2
6.6
80.52
Total PSU
Po_max(w)
708.577
(continued on the next page)
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Normal Loading
CPU
KSF 3.0XE
Memory
1 GB*4
VGA
8800 Ultra*2
SATA-HDD
4
eSATA-HDD
1
IDE-CDROM
1
IDE-HDD
0
USB
4
+12V_8Pin +12V_24pin +5V_24pin
Voltage (V) 12.14
12.21
5.225
Power (W) 81.824
108.913
32.500
Current (A) 6.74
8.92
6.22
+3V_24pin +12V_VGA1 +12V_VGA2 +12V_VGA3
3.455
12.2
12.2
23.736
79.544
83.204
6.87
SATA-HDD eSATA-HDD IDE-CDROM IDE-HDD
Voltage (V) 4
1
1
0
Power (W) 41.8
10.45
10
0
Current (A) 10.45
Light Loading
CPU
Memory
VGA
SATA-HDD
eSATA-HDD
IDE-CDROM
IDE-HDD
USB
10.45
10
+12V_8Pin +12V_24pin +5V_24pin
12.21
5.22
Power (W) 38.886
67.766
26.309
2-32
4
0
Total PSU
Po_max(w)
2.5
481.970
10
5.55
5.04
+3V_24pin +12V_VGA1 +12V_VGA2 +12V_VGA3
3.456
12.16
18.524
79.04
5.36
SATA-HDD eSATA-HDD IDE-CDROM IDE-HDD
Voltage (V) 2
1
1
0
Power (W) 20.9
10.45
10
0
Current (A) 10.45
USB
6.82
Conroe
3.0+EM64T
1 GB*2
8800 Ultra*1
2
1
1
0
4
Voltage (V) 12.19
Current (A) 3.19
12.68
6.52
10.45
10
12.68
6.5
USB
4
2.5
10
0
0
Total PSU
Po_max(w)
281.875
Chapter 2: Hardware information
10. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that
supports either HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end
of the front panel audio I/O module cable to this connector.
AAFP
NC
Line out_L
NC
Line out_R
MICPWR
MIC2
PORT2 L
SENSE_SEND
PORT2 R
PORT1 R
PORT1 L
®
Legacy AC ‘97 audio
pin definition
NC
NC
AGND
SENSE2_RETUR
SENSE1_RETUR
PRESENCE#
GND
P5N-T DELUXE
HD Audio-compliant
pin definition
P5N-T DELUXE Analog front panel connector
•
We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module
to this connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability.
•
If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector, set the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD Audio];
if you want to connect an AC'97 front panel audio module to this connector,
set the item to [AC'97]. By default, this connector is set to [HD Audio].
11. Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)
Left Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Right Audio Channel
P5N-T DELUXE
This connector allows you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources
such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
CD (black)
P5N-T DELUXE Internal audio connector
®
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12. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
PLED-
PLED+
SPEAKER
RESET
IDE_LED
®
Reset
Ground
PANEL
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
P5N-T DELUXE
PLED
PWR
Ground
PWRSW
* Requires an ATX power supply.
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2-34
•
System power LED (2-pin PLED)
•
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
•
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWR)
•
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis
power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when
you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity
LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes when data is
read from or written to the HDD.
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The
speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button
turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending
on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds
while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system
reboot without turning off the system power.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
13. ASUS Q-Connector (system panel)
You can use the ASUS Q-Connector to connect/disconnect chassis front panel
cables in a few steps. Refer to the instructions below to install the ASUS QConnector.
1.
Connect the front panel cables to the
ASUS Q-Connector.
Refer to the labels on the Q-Connector
to know the detailed pin definitions, then
match them to the respective front panel
cable labels.
2.
Install the ASUS Q-Connector to the
system panel connector, making sure
the orientation matches the labels on the
motherboard.
3.
The front panel functions are now enabled.
The figure shows the Q-Connector properly
installed on the motherboard.
Due to space limitation, when using the PCIEX16_3 slot for a graphics card with
a bulky case, do not install the Q-Connector.
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2.7.3
Installing the optional fans
Install the optional fan only if you are using a passive cooler or a water cooler.
Installing the optional fan with an active CPU cooler will interfere with the airflow
and destabilize the system.
1. Position the fan above the pipe
and heatsink assembly.
2. Fit the fan to the grooved edge of
the heatsink.
3. Carefully push down the fan until
it snugly fits the heatsink, then
connect the fan cable.
4. The photo shows the fan installed
on the motherboard.
•
•
•
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Plug the optional fan cable to the CHA_FAN1, CHA_FAN2 or PWR_FAN
connector on the motherboard.
Make sure the optional fan is installed correctly to prevent damage to the
fan and motherboard components.
We strongly recommend that you install the optional fan when using a
passive cooler or a water cooler.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
This chapter describes the power up
sequence, the vocal POST messages,
and ways of shutting down the system.
3
Powering up
Chapter summary
3.1
3.2
3
Starting up for the first time......................................................... 3-1
Turning off the computer.............................................................. 3-2
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3.1
Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system
chassis.
2.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Be sure that all switches are off.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge
protector.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
a. Monitor
b. External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c. System power
After applying power, the system power LED on the system front panel case
lights up. For systems with ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up
when you press the ATX power button. If your monitor complies with “green”
standards or if it has a “power standby” feature, the monitor LED may light up
or switch between orange and green after the system LED turns on.
The system then runs the power-on self tests or POST. While the tests are
running, the BIOS beeps 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.
At power on, hold down the <Delete> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 4.
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3.2
Turning off the computer
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function
If you are using Windows® XP:
1. Click the Start button then select Turn Off Computer.
2. Click the Turn Off button to shut down the computer.
3.
The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
If you are using Windows® Vista:
1. Click the Start button then select ShutDown.
2. The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
3.2.2
Using the dual function power switch
While the system is ON, pressing the power switch for less than four seconds puts
the system to sleep mode or to soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting.
Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds lets the system enter the
soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS setting. Refer to section 4.6 Power Menu in
Chapter 4 for details.
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Chapter 3: Powering up
This chapter tells how to change
the system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions
of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
4
BIOS setup
Chapter summary
4
4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 4-1
4.3
Main menu................................................................................... 4-13
4.2
4.4
BIOS setup program..................................................................... 4-9
Extreme Tweaker menu.............................................................. 4-18
4.5
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-25
4.7
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-35
4.6
4.8
4.9
Power menu................................................................................. 4-30
Tools menu.................................................................................. 4-40
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-43
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4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic
Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
3.
Award BIOS Flash Utility (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable
floppy disk.)
ASUS EZ Flash 2 (Updates the BIOS in DOS using a floppy disk or a USB
flash disk.)
2.
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk in
case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard
BIOS using the ASUS Update or Award BIOS Flash utilities.
4.1.1
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the
motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility allows you
to:
•
Save the current BIOS file
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
•
•
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support DVD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an
Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
2.
3.
Place the support DVD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update VX.XX.XX. See page
5-3 for the Utilities screen menu.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
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Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
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1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start
> Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update
main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from the
Internet option from the drop‑down
menu, then click Next.
3.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest
you to avoid network traffic, or
click Auto Select. Click Next.
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4.
5.
From the FTP site, select the BIOS
version that you wish to download.
Click Next.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself through
the Internet. Always update the
utility to avail all its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start
> Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update
main window appears.
Select Update BIOS from a file
option from the drop‑down menu,
then click Next.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open
window, then click Open.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
P5NTDLX.BIN
P5NTDLX
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4.1.2
1.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click Start from the Windows® desktop, then select My Computer.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click File from the menu, then select Format. A Format 3 1/2 Floppy
Disk window appears.
e. Select Create an MS-DOS startup disk from the format options field,
then click Start.
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4.1.3
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to go
through the long process of booting from a floppy disk and using a DOS‑based
utility. The EZ Flash 2 utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is accessible by pressing
<Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self Tests (POST).
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
1.
2.
3.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for
the motherboard.
Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk or a USB flash disk, then restart the
system.
You can launch the EZ Flash 2 by two methods.
(1) Insert the floppy disk / USB flash disk that contains the BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive or the USB port.
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility B324
FLASH TYPE: Winbond W39V080A 8Mb LPC
Current ROM
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
BOARD: P5N-T DELUXE
VER: Unknown
VER: 0205
DATE: Unknown
DATE: 10/31/2007
PATH: A:\
A:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[B] Backup
[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[ESC] Exit
(2) Enter BIOS setup program. Go to the Tools menu to select EZ Flash 2
and press <Enter> to enable it.
You can switch between drives by pressing <Tab> before the correct file
is found. Then press <Enter>.
4.
When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash 2 performs the BIOS update
process and automatically reboots the system when done.
•
•
This function can support devices such as USB flash disk, or floppy disk
with FAT 32/16 format and single partition only.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure!
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4.1.4
Updating the BIOS
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) can be updated using the AwardBIOS
Flash Utility. Follow these instructions to update the BIOS using this utility.
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS file for
the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact BIOS
filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
3.
Copy the AwardBIOS Flash Utility (awdflash.exe) from the Software folder of
the support DVD to the floppy disk, DVD ROM or a USB flash disk with the
latest BIOS file.
Boot the system in DOS mode using the bootable floppy disk, DVD ROM or a
USB flash disk you created earlier.
4. Under the DOS mode,
use <X:> (X stands for
the name of the disk
assignment) to switch to
the folder of floppy disk,
DVD ROM or USB flash
disk you saved the BIOS
fileand AwardBIOS Flash
Utility.
5.
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AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.17
(C)Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For C72MCP55PXE-P5NTDLX-00
Flash Type -
DATE:10/31/2007
File Name to Program: At the prompt, type
Message:
awdflash then press
<Enter>. The Award BIOS
Flash Utility screen appears.
Please input File Name!
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6.
Type the BIOS file name in
the File Name to Program
field, then press <Enter>.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.17
(C)Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For C72MCP55PXE-P5NTDLX-00
Flash Type -
DATE:10/31/2007
File Name to Program: P5NTDLX.bin
Message: Do You Want To Save Bios (Y/N)
7.
8.
Press <N> when the utility
prompts you to save the
current BIOS file. The
following screen appears.
The utility verifies the BIOS
file in the floppy disk, DVD
ROM or a USB flash disk
and starts flashing the
BIOS file.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.17
(C)Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For C72MCP55PXE-P5NTDLX-00
Flash Type File Name to Program:
DATE:10/31/2007
P5NTDLX.bin
Programming Flash Memory - OFE00 OK
Write OK
No Update
Write Fail
Warning: Don’t Turn Off Power Or Reset System!
Do not turn off or reset the system during the flashing process!
9.
The utility displays a
Flashing Complete
message indicating that
you have successfully
flashed the BIOS file.
Remove the disk then
press <F1> to restart the
system.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.17
(C)Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For C72MCP55PXE-P5NTDLX-00
Flash Type -
DATE:10/31/2007
File Name to Program: P5NTDLX.bin
Flashing Complete
Press <F1> to Continue
Write OK
No Update
Write Fail
F1 Reset
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4.1.5
Saving the current BIOS file
You can use the AwardBIOS Flash Utility to save the current BIOS file. You can
load the current BIOS file when the BIOS file gets corrupted during the flashing
process.
Make sure that the floppy disk, DVD ROM or a USB flash disk has enough disk
space to save the file.
To save the current BIOS file using the AwardBIOS Flash Utility:
1. Follow steps 1 to 6 of the
previous section.
2.
Press <Y> when the utility
prompts you to save the
current BIOS file. The
following screen appears.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.17
(C)Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For C72MCP55PXE-P5NTDLX-00
Flash Type -
DATE:10/31/2007
File Name to Program: 0112.bin
Save current BIOS as:
Message:
3.
Type a filename for the
current BIOS file in the
Save current BIOS as field,
then press <Enter>.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.17
(C)Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For C72MCP55PXE-P5NTDLX-00
Flash Type -
DATE:10/31/2007
File Name to Program: 0112.bin
Checksum: 810DH
Save current BIOS as: 0113.bin
Message: Please Wait!
4.
The utility saves the
current BIOS file to the
floppy disk, then returns to
the BIOS flashing process.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.17
(C)Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For C72MCP55PXE-P5NTDLX-00
Flash Type -
DATE:10/31/2007
File Name to Program: 0113.bin
Now Backup System BIOS to
File!
Message: Please Wait!
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Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable Low-Pin Count (LPC) chip that you
can update using the provided utility described in section “4.1 Managing and
updating your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring
your system, or prompted to“Run Setup.” This section explains how to configure
your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change the
configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can enable the
security password feature or change the power management settings. This
requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup program so that the
computer can recognize these changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the
LPC chip.
The LPC chip on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up the
computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. Press
<Del> during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility; otherwise,
POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing <Ctrl+Alt+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis. You can
also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this last option only if
the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being a
menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus and make
your selections from the available options using the navigation keys.
•
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 Setup Default item under the
Exit Menu. See section 4.9 Exit Menu.
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes
only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for
this motherboard.
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4.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Main
Menu bar
Extreme Tweaker
Configuration fields
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Power
Boot
Tools
Exit
System Time
System Date
Language
15 : 30 : 36
Sat, Oct 26 2007
[English]
Legacy Diskette A:
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
SATA1
SATA2
SATA3
SATA4 SATA5 SATA6 HDD SMART Monitoring
[ST321122A]
[ASUS DVDS520/A]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[Disabled]
Installed Memory
Usable Memory
512MB
511MB
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
General help
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Change the day, month,
year and century.
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Sub-menu items
4.2.2
Legend bar
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Extreme Tweaker For changing the overclocking settings
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Tools
For configuring options for special functions
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default
settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard
until the desired item is highlighted.
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•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this chapter are for reference purposes
only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
information.
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.2.3
Legend bar
At the bottom of the Setup screen is a legend bar. The keys in the legend bar allow
you to navigate through the various setup menus. The following table lists the keys
found in the legend bar with their corresponding functions.
Navigation Key
Function
<F1>
Displays the General Help screen
<F5>
Loads setup default values
<Esc>
Exits the BIOS setup or returns to the main menu from a
sub‑menu
Left or Right arrow
Selects the menu item to the left or right
Up or Down arrow
Moves the highlight up or down between fields
Page Down or – (minus) Scrolls backward through the values for the highlighted field
Page Up or + (plus) Scrolls forward through the values for the highlighted field
<Enter>
Brings up a selection menu for the highlighted field
<F10>
Saves changes and exit
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.
4.2.5
Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a
sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press <Enter>.
4.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user‑configurable,
you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item
that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. To
change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to display a list of options.
Refer to “4.2.7 Pop-up window.”
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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.
Main
Extreme Tweaker
System Time
System Date
Language
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Power
Boot
Tools
15 : 30 : 36
Thu, Apr 6 2006
[English]
Legacy Diskette A:
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Legacy Diskette A:
Primary IDE Master
[ST321122A]
Primary IDE Slave
[ASUS CDS520/A]
Disabled
..... [ ]
SATA1
720K , [None]
3.5 in.
..... [ ]
SATA2
1.44M, [None]
3.5 in.
..... [ ]
SATA3
[None]
SATA4 [None]
SATA5 [None]
SATA6 [None]
HDD SMART Monitoring [Disabled]
↑↓ :Move ENTER:Accept ESC:Abort
Installed Memory
512MB
Usable Memory
512MB
F1:Help
↑↓ : Select Item -/+: Change Value
ESC: Exit
→←: Select Menu Enter: Select SubMenu
Exit
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Specifies the
capacity and
physical size of
diskette drive A.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Pop-up menu
4.2.8
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.
Main
Extreme Tweaker
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Power
Boot
Tools
Exit
System Time
System Date
Language
15 : 30 : 36
Sat, Oct 26 2007
[English]
Legacy Diskette A:
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
SATA1
SATA2
SATA3
SATA4
SATA5
SATA6
HDD SMART Monitoring
[ST321122A]
[ASUS CDS520/A]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[Disabled]
Installed Memory
Usable Memory
512MB
511MB
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
4.3.1
↑↓ : Select Item -/+: Change Value
→←: Select Menu Enter: Select SubMenu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Change the day,
month, year and
century.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
4.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
4.3.3
Language [English]
Allows you to choose the BIOS language version from the options. Configuration
options: [English] [French] [Deutsch] [Chinese (Trad.)] [Chinese (Simp.)]
[Japanese]
4.3.4
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
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4.3.5
Primary IDE Master/Slave
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE devices.
There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item then
press <Enter> to display the IDE device information.
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Main
Primary IDE Master
PIO Mode
UDMA Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
Primary IDE Master
Access Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
Capacity
82 GB
Cylinder
Head
Sector
Transfer Mode
39420
16
255
UDMA 5
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item -/+: Change Value
→←: Select Menu Enter: Select SubMenu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Set a PIO mode for
IDE device. Mode0
through 4 for
successive increase
in performance.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items
(Capacity, Cylinder, Head, Sector and Transfer Mode). These values are not
user‑configurable. These items show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the
system.
PIO Mode [Auto]
Sets the PIO mode for the IDE device.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Mode 0] [Mode 1] [Mode 2] [Mode 3] [Mode 4]
UDMA Mode [Auto]
Disables or sets the UDMA mode. Configuration options: [Disable] [Auto]
Primary IDE Master/Slave [Auto]
Select [Auto] to automatically detect an IDE hard disk drive. If automatic detection
is successful, the BIOS automatically fills in the correct values for the remaining
fields on this sub-menu. If the hard disk was already formatted on a previous
system, the setup BIOS may detect incorrect parameters. Select [Manual] to
manually enter the IDE hard disk drive parameters. If no drive is installed select
[None]. Configuration options: [None] [Auto] [Manual]
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Access Mode [Auto]
The default [Auto] allows automatic detection of an IDE hard disk drive.
Select [CHS] for this item if you set the IDE Primary Master/Slave to [Manual].
Configuration options: [CHS] [LBA] [Large] [Auto]
Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, make sure you have the
correct configuration information supplied by the drive manufacturer. Incorrect
settings may cause the system to fail to recognize the installed hard disk.
Capacity
Displays the auto-detected hard disk capacity. This item is not configurable.
Cylinder
Shows the number of the hard disk cylinders. This item is not configurable.
Head
Shows the number of the hard disk read/write heads. This item is not configurable.
Sector
Shows the number of sectors per track. This item is not configurable.
Transfer Mode
Shows the Transfer mode. This item is not configurable.
After entering the IDE hard disk drive information into BIOS, use a disk utility,
such as FDISK, to partition and format new IDE hard disk drives. This is
necessary so that you can write or read data from the hard disk. Make sure to
set the partition of the Primary IDE hard disk drives to active.
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4.3.6
SATA1/2/3/4/5/6
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of Serial ATA
devices. There is a separate sub-menu for each SATA device. Select a device item
then press <Enter> to display the SATA device information.
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Main
SATA1
Extended IDE Drive
Access Mode
Capacity
Cylinder
Head
Landing Zone
Sector
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
[Auto]
[Auto]
0 MB
0
0
0
0
↑↓ : Select Item -/+: Change Value
→←: Select Menu Enter: Select SubMenu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Selects the type of
fixed disk connected
to the system.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items (Capacity,
Cylinder, Head, Landing Zone and Sector). These values are not userconfigurable. These items show 0 if no SATA device is installed in the system.
Extended IDE Drive [Auto]
Selects the type of fixed disk connected to the system.
Configuration options: [None] [Auto]
Access Mode [Auto]
Sets the sector addressing mode. Configuration options: [Large] [Auto]
Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, make sure you have the
correct configuration information supplied by the drive manufacturer. Incorrect
settings may cause the system to fail to recognize the installed hard disk.
Capacity
Displays the auto-detected hard disk capacity. This item is not configurable.
Cylinder
Shows the number of the hard disk cylinders. This item is not configurable.
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Head
Shows the number of the hard disk read/write heads. This item is not configurable.
Landing Zone
Shows the number of landing zone per track. This item is not configurable.
Sector
Shows the number of sectors per track. This item is not configurable.
After entering the IDE hard disk drive information into BIOS, use a disk utility,
such as FDISK, to partition and format new IDE hard disk drives. This is
necessary so that you can write or read data from the hard disk. Make sure to
set the partition of the Primary IDE hard disk drives to active.
4.3.7
HDD SMART Monitoring [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the HDD Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting
Technology (SMART) feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.3.8
Installed Memory [xxx MB]
Shows the size of installed memory.
4.3.9
Usable Memory [XXX MB]
Shows the size of usable memory.
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4.4
Extreme Tweaker menu
The Extreme menu items allow you to configure overclocking-related items.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Extreme menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Main
x
x
x
x
Extreme Tweaker
AI Tuning
Overclock Options
System Clocks
FSB & Memory Config
Overclocking
Over Voltage
NVIDIA GPU EX
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Power
Boot
Tools
[Auto]
Disabled
[Disabled]
SLI-Ready Memory
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
4.4.1
Exit
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to
select overclock
profile.
Not Detected
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
F5: Setup Defaults
Enter: Select SubMenu
F10: Save and Exit
AI Tuning [Auto]
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU internal
frequency. Selct either one of the preset overclocking configuration options:
Manual
Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
Auto
Loads the optimal settings for the system.
Standard
Loads the standard settings for the system.
AI Overclock
Loads overclocking profiles with optimal parameters for
stability when overclocking.
The following item becomes user-configurable when you set AI Tuning to
[AI Overclock].
Overclock Options [Disabled]
Allows you to set the overclocking options.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Overclock 5%] [Overclock 10%] [Overclock 15%]
[Overclock 20%]
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The following items become user-configurable when you set AI Tuning to
[Manual].
System Clocks
This sub-menu allows you to adjust the system frequency-related items. Select an
item, then press <Enter> to edit.
Extreme Tweaker
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
System Clocks
PCIEX16_1
PCIEX16_2
PCIEX16_3
SPP<->MCP
Frequency (MHz)[100]
Frequency (MHz)[100]
Frequency (MHz)[100]
Ref Clock, MHz [Auto]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Set C55 PCIE Overclock
PCIEX16_1 Frequency (MHz) [100]
Allows you to set the PCIEX16_1 overclocking frequency. Key in the desired
value using the numeric keypad and press the <Enter> key.
Configuration options: [100 MHz]~[200 MHz]
PCIEX16_2 Frequency (MHz) [100]
Allows you to set the PCIEX16_2 overclocking frequency. Key in the desired
value using the numeric keypad and press the <Enter> key.
Configuration options: [100 MHz]~[200 MHz]
PCIEX16_3 Frequency (MHz) [100]
Allows you to set the PCIEX16_3 overclocking frequency. Key in the desired
value using the numeric keypad and press the <Enter> key.
Configuration options: [100 MHz]~[200 MHz]
SPP <-> MCP Ref Clock, MHz [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [200.0 MHz] [200.5 MHz] [201.0 MHz] [201.5
MHz]~[499.5MHz] [500.0 MHz]
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FSB & Memory Config
This sub-menu allows you to adjust the system frequency-related items. Select an
item, then press <Enter> to edit.
Main
x
Extreme Tweaker
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Power
Boot
Tools
FSB - Memory Clock Mode
FSB - Memory Ratio
FSB (QDR), MHz
Actual FSB (QDR), MHz
MEM (DDR), MHz
Actual MEM (DDR), MHz
[Linked]
[Auto]
[800]
800.0
Linked
667
Exit
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
System clock mode
[Auto]
Set FSB and memory speed
automatically.
[Linked]
Enter FSB speed manually.
Memory Speed changes
proportionally.
[Unlinked]
Enter FSB and memory speed
manually.
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
F5: Setup Defaults
Enter: Select SubMenu
F10: Save and Exit
FSB - Memory Clock Mode [Auto]
Allows you to set the system clock mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Linked] [Unlinked]
The following items become user-configurable when you set the FSB-Memory
Clock Mode item to [Linked].
FSB - Memory Ratio [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1:1] [5:4] [3:2] [Sync Mode]
FSB (QDR), MHz [800]
Allows you to set the CPU FSB frequency. Adjust the value using <+> / <-> or the
numeric keypad and press <Enter> .
Configuration options: [533 MHz]~[3000 MHz]
Actual FSB (QDR), MHz
800.0
The Actual FSB (QDR) reflects the actual CPU frequency that will take
effect on a reboot.
The following item becomes user-configurable when you set the FSB-Memory
Clock Mode item to [Unlinked].
MEM (DDR), MHz [667]
Allows you to set the Memory frequency. Adjust the value using <+> / <-> or the
numeric keypad and press <Enter>.
Configuration options: [400 MHz]~[2600 MHz]
Actual MEM (DDR), MHz
666.7
The Actual MEM (DDR) reflects the actual memory frequency that will take
effect on a reboot.
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4.4.2
Overclocking
This sub-menu allows you to adjust the system frequency-related items. Select an
item, then press <Enter> to edit.
Extreme Tweaker
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Overclocking
Select Menu
CPU Type
CPU Speed
Cache RAM
Memory Timing Setting
Spread Spectrum Control
Intel SpeedStep
[Disabled]
CPU Internal Thermal Control
[Disabled]
Limit CPUID MaxVal
[Disabled]
EnhancedC1 (C1E)
[Disabled]
Execute Disable Bit
[Enabled]
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep(tm) Tech.[Disabled]
Hyper-Threading Technology
[Enabled]
LDT Frequency
[5x]
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
Genuine Intel (R) CPU
2.80GHz
1024K x2
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
Item Specific Help
-/+: Change Value
F5: Setup Defaults
Enter: Select Sub-menu F10: Save and Exit
Memory Timing Setting
Extreme Tweaker
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Select Menu
Memory Timing Setting
tCL (CAS Latency) [Auto]
tRCD [Auto]
tRP
[Auto]
tRAS [Auto]
Command Per Clock (CMD) [Auto]
** Advanced Memory Settings **
tRRD
tRC
tWR
tWTR
tREF
tRD
tRFC
Async Latency
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Item Specific Help
CAS# latency (CAS# to
read data valid)
Set Memory timings
to [Optimal] to use
the value recommended
by the DIM’s
manufacturer.
tCL (CAS Latency) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]
tRCD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]
tRP [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]
tRAS [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]...[31]
Command Per Clock (CMD) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 clock] [2 clock]
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**Advanced Memory Settings**
tRRD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]...[15]
tRC [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]...[31]
tWR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]
tWTR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]...[15]
tREF [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2]
tRD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]...[15]
tRFC [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]...[127]
Async Latency [Auto]
Select [Auto] to auto detect the smallest latency to use for the asynchronize
logic on memory read.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.00nS] [1.25nS] [1.50nS] [1.75nS] [2.00nS]
[2.25nS] [2.50nS]
Spread Spectrum Control
Extreme Tweaker
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Spread Spectrum Control
CPU Spread Spectrum
SATA Spread Spectrum
LDT Spread Spectrum
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
SATA Spread Spectrum [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
LDT Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
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CPU Internal Thermal Control [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
Limit CPUID MaxVal [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
LDT Frequency [5x]
Configuration options: [1x] [2x] [3x] [4x] [5x] [6x] [7x] [8x]
4.4.3
Over Voltage
This sub-menu allows you to adjust the system voltage-related items. Select an
item, then press <Enter> to edit.
Extreme Tweaker
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Over Voltage
VCore Voltage
CPU VTT Voltage
Memory Voltage
NB BR04 CHIP Voltage
1.2V HT Voltage
NB CHIP Voltage
SB CHIP Voltage
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Set CPU VID to desired
voltage, but it will
cause other CPU power
management feature
such as C1E, EIST, and
TM2) fail to control
CPU VID. Select [Auto]
to let CPU VID keep
original value.
VCore Voltage [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.90000V] [1.89375V] [1.88750V] [1.88125V]
[1.87500V]...[0.83750V] [0.83125V]
CPU VTT Voltage [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.20V] [1.25V] [1.30V] [1.35V] [1.40V] [1.45V]
[1.50V]
Memory Voltage [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.850V] [1.870V] [1.890V]...[3.090V] [3.110V]
NB BR04 CHIP Voltage [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.20V] [1.25V] [1.30V] [1.35V]
1.2V HT Voltage [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.20V] [1.22V] [1.24V]...[1.98V] [2.00V]
NB CHIP Voltage [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.20V] [1.22V] [1.24V]...[2.44V] [2.46V]
SB CHIP Voltage [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.55V] [1.57V] [1.59V]...[1.83V] [1.85V]
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4.4.4
NVIDIA GPU Ex [Disabled]
Enables or disables with the optimized NVIDIA Ex graphics driver.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
4.4.5
SLI-Ready Memory [Disabled]
Allows you to select the SPD profile for SLI-Ready memory modules. The
configuration options may vary depending on the type of module you installed.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Optimal] [High Performance] [High Frequency]
The following item becomes user-configurable when SLI-Ready Memory is set
to [Enabled].
4.4.6
SLI-Ready Memory CPUOC [CPUOC 0%]
Configuration options: [CPUOC 0%] [CPUOC 1%]~[CPUOC 14%] [CPUOC MAX]
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4.5
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Main
Extreme Tweaker
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Power
Boot
Tools
Exit
AI NET2
PCIPnP
Onboard Device Configuration
USB Configuration
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
4.5.1
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
AI NET2
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
AI NET2
POST Check LAN Cable
[Disabled]
Pair
LAN1(1-2)
LAN1(3-6)
LAN1(4-5)
LAN1(7-8)
Status
Open
Open
Open
Open
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to set.
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
Length
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Enable or Disable LAN
cable check during
POST.
-/+: Change Value
F5: Setup Defaults
Enter: Select Sub-menu F10: Save and Exit
POST Check LAN Cable [Disabled]
Enables or disables checking of the LAN cable during the Power-On Self‑Test
(POST). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5.2
PCIPnP
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
PCIPnP
Plug & Play O/S
Primary Display Adapter
[No]
[PCI]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Select Yes if you are
using a Plug and Play
capable operating
system. Select No if
you need the BIOS to
configure non-boot
devices.
Plug & Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], the BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set to
[Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating system
configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Primary Display Adapter [PCI]
Allows you to select the graphics controller to use as the primary boot device.
Configuration options: [PCI] [PCI-E]
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4.5.3 Onboard Device Configuration
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Onboard Device Configuration
IDE Function Setup
Serial-ATA Configuration
HD Audio [Auto]
Front Panel Support Type [HD Audio]
Onboard nVidia LAN [Enabled]
Marvell SATAII Controller[Enabled]
Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Power Up By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Onboard 1394 [Enabled]
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
-/+: Change Value
F5: Setup Defaults
Enter: Select SubMenu F10: Save and Exit
IDE Function Setup
This sub-menu contains IDE function-related items. Select an item then press
<Enter> to edit.
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
IDE Function Setup
OnChip IDE Channel0
IDE DMA transfer access
IDE Prefetch Mode
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
OnChip IDE Channel0 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onchip IDE channel 0 controller .
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IDE DMA transfer access [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the IDE DMA transfer access.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IDE Prefetch Mode [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the IDE PIO read prefetch mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Serial-ATA Configuration
This sub-menu allows you to change Serial ATA settings. Select an item then press
<Enter> to edit.
x
x
x
x
x
x
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Serial-ATA Configuration
Serial-ATA Controller [Enabled]
RAID Enabled [Disabled]
SATA1
RAID
Disabled
SATA2
RAID
Disabled
SATA3
RAID
Disabled
SATA4
RAID
Disabled
SATA5
RAID
Disabled
SATA6
RAID
Disabled
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to
control onchip SATA
controller
Serial-ATA Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard Serial ATA controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
RAID Enabled [Disabled]
Enables or disables the onboard RAID controller. When set to [Enabled], the
succeeding items become user-configurable.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SATA1/2/3/4/5/6 RAID [Disabled]
Enables or disables the RAID function of the first to sixth SATA master drive.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
HD Audio [Auto]
Allows you to disable or set the High-Definition audio function.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
Front Panel Support Type [HD Audio]
Allows you to set the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC`97
or high-definition audio depending on the audio standard that the front panel audio
module supports. Configuration options: [AC97] [HD Audio]
Onboard nVidia LAN [Enabled]
Enables or disables the onboard NVIDIA® LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Marvell SATAII Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the extended SATAII controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN boot ROM.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Power Up 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]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
[Auto]
Onboard 1394 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard 1394 device support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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.
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
USB Configuration
USB Controller
USB Legacy support
USB2.0 Controller
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Enable or Disable
USB 1.1 and 2.0
Controller
USB Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onchip USB controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Legacy Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable support for USB devices on legacy operating
systems (OS). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.6
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) and the Advanced Power Management
(APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Main
Extreme Tweaker
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Power
Boot
Tools
Exit
ACPI Suspend Type
ACPI APIC support
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
4.6.1
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
[S1&S3]
Enabled
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
ACPI Suspend Type [S1&S3]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) state
to be used for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1 (POS)] [S3(STR)] [S1&S3]
4.6.2
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) support in the Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). When set
to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.6.3
APM Configuration
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
APM Configuration
Restore on AC Power Loss
PWR Button < 4 secs
Power Up On PCI/PCIE Devices
Power On By External Modems
USB Resume from S5
Power On by RTC Alarm
x Date(of Month) Alarm
x Alarm Time(hh:mm)
HPET Support
Power Up By PS/2 Keyboard
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
[Power-Off]
[Instant-Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
0
0 : 40 : 0
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
↑↓ : Select Item -/+: Change Value
→←: Select Menu Enter: Select SubMenu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to
select whether or not
to restart the system
after AC power loss
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power-Off]
Allows you to enable or disable the Restore on AC Power Loss function.
Configuration options: [Power-Off] [Power-On] [Last State]
PWR Button < 4 secs [Instant-Off]
When set to [Instant-Off], the system goes into Soft-off mode after you press the
power button for less than 4 seconds. When set to [Suspend], the system goes
into Suspend mode after you press the power button for less than 4 seconds.
Configuration options: [Suspend] [Instant-Off]
Power Up On PCI/PCIE Devices [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PME to wake up from S5 by PCI/PCIE devices
and the NVIDIA® onboard LAN. 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.
USB Resume from S5 [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the support of USB keyboard or mouse resumption
from S5. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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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 Date (of Month) Alarm and Alarm Time (hh:mm)
become user-configurable with set values.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Date (of Month) Alarm [XX]
To set the date of alarm, highlight this item and press <Enter> to display the Date
(of Month) Alarm pop-up menu. Key-in a value within the specified range then
press <Enter>. Value ‘0’ means everyday. Configuration options: [Min=0] [Max=31]
Alarm Time (hh:mm) [ XX: XX: XX]
To set the time of alarm, highlight this item and press <Enter> to display the Alarm
Time pop-up menu. Key-in a value within the specified range then press <Enter>.
Configuration options: [Min=0] [Max=23]---hour
[Min=0] [Max=59]---minute
[Min=0] [Max=59]---second
HPET Support [Enabled]
The hardware high precision efficient timer (HPET) is to increase the performance
of the Vista Multimedia player and can meet Vista’s requirement. Disable this
feature if your system is running under XP environment.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power Up By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to disable the Power On by PS/2 keyboard function or set specific keys
on the PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power
supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Space Bar] [Ctrl-ESC] [Power Key]
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4.6.4
Hardware Monitor
The items in this sub-menu displays the hardware monitor values automatically
detected by the BIOS. It also allows you to change CPU Q-Fan feature-related
parameters. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
x
x
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Hardware Monitor
CPU Q-Fan Control
CPU Q-Fan Profile
Chassis Q-Fan Control
Chassis Q-Fan Profile
Vcore Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
[Disabled]
[Silent]
[Disabled]
Performance
[ 1.34V]
[ 3.20V]
[ 4.83V]
[11.52V]
CPU Temperature
48ºC
M/B Temperature
36ºC
CPU Fan Speed
2667 RPM
CHA_FAN1 Speed
0 RPM
CHA_FAN2 Speed
0 RPM
PWR_FAN Speed
0 RPM
CPU Fan Speed Warning [600 RPM]
F1:Help
↑↓ : Select Item -/+: Change Value
ESC: Exit
→←: Select Menu Enter: Select SubMenu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to
enable or disable
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
CPU Q-Fan Control [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU Q-Fan controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The CPU Fan Profile item becomes user-configurable when you enable the
CPU Q-Fan Control feature.
CPU Q-Fan Profile [Optimal]
Allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the CPU Q-Fan. When
set to [Optimal], the CPU fan automatically adjusts depending on the CPU
temperature. Set this item to [Silent Mode] to minimize fan speed for quiet CPU fan
operation, or [Performance Mode] to achieve maximum CPU fan speed.
Configuration options: [Performance] [Optimal] [Silent]
Chassis Q-Fan Control [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Chassis Q-fan.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The Chassis Q-Fan Profile item becomes user-configurable when you enable
the Chassis Q-Fan Control feature.
Chassis Q-Fan Profile [Auto]
Allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the Chassis Q-Fan.
Configuration options: [Performance] [Optimal] [Silent]
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Vcore Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through
the onboard voltage regulators. Select [Ignored] if you do not want to detect this
item.
CPU Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
M/B Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the motherboard
and CPU temperatures. Select [Ignored] if you do not wish to display the detected
temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM]
CHA_FAN 1/2 Speed [xxxxRPM]
PWR_FAN Speed [xxxxRPM]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU/
Chassis/Power fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected
to the motherboard, the field shows 0 RPM.
CPU Fan Speed warning [600 RPM]
Allows you to set the CPU fan warning speed function, which gives off a warning
when the CPU fan speed is too low. If you set this item to [Disabled], the system
will not warn you even if no fan is installed or if the fan is not functioning properly.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [600 RPM] [1200 RPM] [1600 RPM]
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4.7
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Extreme Tweaker
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Power
Boot
Tools
Exit
Boot Device Priority
Removable Drives
Hard Disk Drives
CDROM Drives
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
4.7.1
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Boot Device Priority
Boot
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot Device Priority
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Select Boot Device
Priority
↑↓ : Select Item -/+: Change Value
→←: Select Menu Enter: Select Sub-menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Boot
Boot
Boot
Boot
Device
Device
Device
Device
[Removable]
[Hard Disk]
[CDROM]
[Disabled]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Select Your Boot
Device Priority
1st ~ 4th Boot Device [Removable]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices.
The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of
devices installed in the system.
Configuration options: [Removable] [Hard Disk] [CDROM] [Disabled]
4.7.2
Removable Drives
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Removable Drives
1. Floppy Disks
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
1. Floppy Disks
Allows you to assign a removable drive attached to the system.
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4.7.3
Hard Disk Drives
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Hard Disk Drives
1. SATA X: XXXXXXXXX
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
1. SATA X: XXXXXXXXX
Allows you to assign hard disk drives attached to the system.
4.7.4
CDROM Drives
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
CDROM Drives
1. 1st Slave: XXXXXXXXX
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
1. 1st Slave: XXXXXXXXX
Allows you to assign optical drives attached to the system.
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4.7.5
Boot Settings Configuration
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Case Open Warning [Enabled]
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Boot Up Floppy Seek [Disabled]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Typematic Rate Setting [Disabled]
x Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
6
x Typematic Delay (Msec) 250
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB[Non-OS2]
Full Screen LOGO [Enabled]
Halt On [All Errors]
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item -/+: Change Value
→←: Select Menu Enter: Select Sub-menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to
enable or disable.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Case Open Warning [Enabled]
Enables or disables the chassis open status feature. Setting to Enabled, clears the
chassis open status. Refer to section “2.7.2 Internal connectors” for setting details.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the system quick boot feature. When Enabled, the
system skips certain tests while booting.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Boot Up Floppy Seek [Disabled]
Enables or disables the chassis open status feature. Setting to Enabled, clears the
chassis open status. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
Typematic Rate Setting [Disabled]
Allows you to set the keystroke rate. Enable this item to configure the Typematic
Rate (Chars/Sec) and the Typematic Delay (Msec).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The items Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) and Typematic Delay (Msec) become
user-configurable only when the item Typematic Rate Setting is enabled.
Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) [6]
Allows you to select the rate at which a character repeats when you hold a key.
Configuration options: [6] [8] [10] [12] [15] [20] [24] [30]
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Typematic Delay (Msec) [250]
Allows you to set the delay before keystrokes begin to repeat.
Configuration options: [250] [500] [750] [1000]
OS Select for DRAM > 64MB [Non-OS2]
Set this item to OS2 only when you are running on an OS/2 operating system with
an installed RAM of greater than 64 MB. Configuration options: [Non-OS2] [OS2]
Full Screen LOGO [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Make sure that the above item is set to [Enabled] if you want to use the ASUS
MyLogo3™ feature.
Halt On [All Errors]
Allows you to set the error report type.
Configuration options: [All Errors] [No Errors] [All, But Keyboard] [All, But Diskette]
[All, But Disk/Key]
4.7.6
Security
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Security
Supervisor Password
User Password
Password Check
Clear
Clear
[Setup]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Supervisor Password
User Password
These fields allow you to set passwords:
To set a password:
1. Select an item then press <Enter>.
2.
Type in a password using a combination of a maximum of eight (8)
alpha‑numeric characters, then press <Enter>.
3. When prompted, confirm the password by typing the exact characters again,
then press <Enter>. The password field setting is changed to Set.
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To clear the password:
1.
2.
Select the password field and press <Enter> twice. The following message
appears:
PASSWORD DISABLED !!!
Press any key to continue...
Press any key to continue. The password field setting is changed to Clear.
A note about passwords
The Supervisor password is required to enter the BIOS Setup program
preventing unauthorized access. The User password is required to boot the
system preventing unauthorized use.
Forgot your password?
If you forget your password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS Real Time
Clock (RTC) RAM. The RAM data containing the password information is
powered by the onboard button cell battery. If you need to erase the CMOS
RAM, refer to section “2.6 Jumper” for instructions.
Password Check
This field requires you to enter the password before entering the BIOS setup or the
system. Select [Setup] to require the password before entering the BIOS Setup.
Select [System] to require the password before entering the system.
Configuration options: [Setup] [System]
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4.8
Tools menu
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Power
Boot
Tools
Exit
Extreme Tweaker
ASUS O.C. Profile
ASUS EZ Flash 2
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
4.8.1
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
↑↓ : Select Item -/+: Change Value
→←: Select Menu Enter: Select Sub-menu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
ASUS O.C. Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Tools
ASUS BIOS Profile
Load BIOS Profile
Save BIOS Profile
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to
select.
Load BIOS Profile
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Tools
Load BIOS Profile
Load from Profile 1
Load from Profile 2
Load from File
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Load BIOS Profile
from Profile 1.
Load from Profile 1/2
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Press
<Enter> to load the file.
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Load from File
Allows you to load the previous BIOS file saved in the hard disk/floppy disk/USB
flash disk with the FAT32/16/12 format. Follow the instructions below to load the
BIOS file.
1. Insert the storage devices that contains the “xxx.CMO” file.
3. Enter BIOS setup program. Go to the “Tools” menu to select ASUS O.C. Profile > Load from File. Press <Enter> then the setup screen will appear.
2. Turn on the system.
4. Press <Tab> to switch between drives before the correct “xxx.CMO” file is found. Then press <Enter> to load the file.
5. A pop-up message will inform you when the loading process finishes.
•
•
Suggest only to update the BIOS file coming from the same memory/CPU
configuration and BIOS version.
Only the “xxx.CMO” file can be loaded.
Save BIOS Profile
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Tools
Save BIOS Profile
Save to Profile 1
Save to Profile 2
Save to File
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Save current BIOS
Profile to Profile 1.
Save to Profle 1/2
Allows you to save the current BIOS file to the BIOS Flash. Press <Enter> to save
the file.
Save to File
Allows you to save the current BIOS file to the hard disk/floppy disk/USB flash disk
with FAT32/16/12 format. Follow the instructions below to save the BIOS file.
1. Insert the storage devices with enough space.
2. Turn on the system.
3. Enter the BIOS setup program. Go to the “Tools” menu to select “Save to
File.” Press <Enter> then the setup screen will appear.
4. Press <Tab> to switch between the drives. Press hot-key <S> to save
the file.
5. Key in the file name. Then press <Enter>.
6. A pop-up message will inform you when the saving process finishes.
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ASUSTek O.C. Profile Utility B324
Current CMOS
BOARD: P5N-T DELUXE
VER: 0205
DATE: 10/31/2007
Update CMOS
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: A:\
A:
CMOS backup is done! Press any key to Exit.
Note
[Enter] Select
[S] Save
[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[ESC]: Exit
The BIOS file will be saved as “xxx.CMO“.
4.8.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Enter>, a confirmation
message appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No],
then press <Enter> to confirm your choice.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility B324
FLASH TYPE: Winbond W39V080A 8Mb LPC
Current ROM
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
BOARD: P5N-T DELUXE
VER: Unknown
VER: 0205
DATE: Unknown
DATE: 10/31/2007
PATH: A:\
A:
Note
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[Enter] Select or Load
[B] Backup
[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[ESC] Exit
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.9
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the
BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Main
Extreme Tweaker
Phoenix-AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Power
Boot
Tools
Exit
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Load Setup Default
Discard Changes
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item -/+: Change Value
→←: Select Menu Enter: Select SubMenu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
This option save
data
to CMOS and exiting
the setup menu.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options
from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit
menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM. An onboard
backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even when the PC is turned
off. When you select this option, a confirmation window appears. Select 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.
Load Setup Default
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 & Save Changes
or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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.
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This chapter describes the contents of
the support DVD that comes with the
motherboard package and the softwares.
5
Software
support
Chapter summary
5.1
5.2
5.3
5.4
5.5
5
Installing an operating system.................................................... 5-1
Support DVD information............................................................. 5-1
Software information.................................................................... 5-9
RAID configurations................................................................... 5-35
Creating a RAID driver disk........................................................ 5-43
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5.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® XP/ Vista operating systems (OS). Always
install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize the features
of your hardware.
5.2
•
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for reference only. Refer to your OS
documentation for detailed information.
•
Make sure that you install the Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or later
versions before installing the drivers for better compatibility and system
stability.
Support DVD information
The support DVD that came with the motherboard package contains the drivers,
software applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard
features.
The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without
notice. Visit the ASUS website(www.asus.com) for updates.
5.2.1
Running the support DVD
Place the support DVD to the optical drive. The DVD automatically displays the
Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
Click an icon to
display support DVD/
motherboard information
Click an item to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support
DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the
ASSETUP.EXE to run the DVD.
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5.2.2
Drivers menu
The Drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed
devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
ASUS InstAll-Drivers Installation Wizard
Installs all of the drivers through the Installation Wizard.
NVIDIA Chipset Driver Program
Installs the NVIDIA® chipset driver program.
SoundMAX ADI Audio Driver
Installs the SoundMAX® ADI1988B audio driver and application.
Marvell61xx SATA RAID Controller
Installs the Marvell SATA RAID driver.
USB 2.0 Driver
Installs the USB 2.0 driver.
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5.2.3
Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the motherboard
supports.
Click to display
the next page
Click to return
to the previous
page
ASUS InstAll-Installation Wizard for Utilities
Installs all of the utilities through the Installation Wizard.
ASUS PC Probe II
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system voltages,
and alerts you of any detected problems. This utility helps you keep your computer
in healthy operating condition.
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ASUS Update
The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in
Windows® environment. This utility requires an Internet connection either
through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
ASUS AI Suite
Installs the ASUS AI Suite.
ASUS AI Direct Link
Installs the ASUS AI Direct Link application
Adobe Acrobat Reader V7.0
Installs the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader that allows you to open, view, and print
documents in Portable Document Format (PDF).
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
Installs the Microsoft® DirectX 9.0c driver. The Microsoft DirectX® 9.0c is a
multimedia technology that enhances computer graphics and sound. DirectX®
improves the multimedia features of you computer so you can enjoy watching
TV and movies, capturing videos, or playing games in your computer. Visit
the Microsoft website (www.microsoft.com) for updates.
Anti-Virus Utility
The anti-virus application scans, identifies, and removes computer viruses.
View the online help for detailed information.
InterVideo MediaOne Gallery
Installs the media library and all-in-one software.
WinDVD Copy5 Trial
Installs the WinDVD Copy5 trial version.
Ulead PhotoImpact 12 SE
Installs the PhotoImpact image editing software.
CyberLink PowerBackup
Installs CyberLink PowerBackup to back up and restore your data easily.
Corel Snapfire Plus SE
Installs Corel Snapfire Plus SE.
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5.2.4
Make disk menu
The Make disk menu contains items to create the NVIDIA® or Marvell® SATA/RAID
driver disk.
Marvell61xx 32/64bit Driver
Allows you to create a Marvell61xx 32/64bit driver disk.
NVIDIA 32/64bit XP SATA RAID Driver
Allows you to create a NVIDIA® Windows® XP 32/64bit RAID driver.
NVIDIA 32/64bit Vista SATA RAID Driver
Allows you to create a NVIDIA® Windows® Vista 32/64bit RAID driver.
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5.2.5
Manual menu
The Manual menu contains a list of supplementary user manuals. Click an item to
open the folder of the user manual.
Most user manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install the Adobe®
Acrobat® Reader from the Utilities menu before opening a user manual file.
5.2.6
ASUS Contact information
Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can also find
this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
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5.2.7
Other information
The icons on the top right corner of the screen give additional information on the
motherboard and the contents of the support DVD. Click an icon to display the
specified information.
Motherboard Info
Displays the general specifications of the motherboard.
Browse this DVD
Displays the support DVD contents in graphical format.
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Technical support Form
Displays the ASUS Technical Support Request Form that you have to fill out when
requesting technical support.
Filelist
Displays the contents of the support DVD in text format.
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5.3
Software information
Most of the applications in the support DVD have wizards that will conveniently
guide you through the installation. View the online help or readme file that came
with the software application for more information.
5.3.1
ASUS MyLogo3™
The ASUS MyLogo3™ utility lets you customize the boot logo. The boot logo is the
image that appears on screen during the Power‑On‑Self-Tests (POST). The ASUS
MyLogo3™ is automatically installed when you install the ASUS Update utility from
the support DVD. See section 5.2.3 Utilities menu for details.
•
Before using the ASUS MyLogo3™, use the Award BIOS Flash utility to
make a copy of your original BIOS file, or obtain the latest BIOS version
from the ASUS website. See section 4.1.4 Updating the BIOS.
•
Make sure that the BIOS item Full Screen Logo is set to [Enabled] if
you wish to use ASUS MyLogo3. See section 4.7.5 Boot Settings
Configuration.
•
You can create your own boot logo image in GIF, JPG, or BMP file formats.
To launch the ASUS MyLogo3™:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Launch the ASUS Update utility. Refer to section 4.1.1 ASUS Update utility
for details.
Select Options from the drop down menu, then click Next.
Check the option Launch MyLogo to replace system boot logo before
flashing BIOS, then click Next.
Select Update BIOS from a file from the drop down menu, then click Next.
When prompted, locate the new BIOS file, then click Next. The ASUS
MyLogo3 window appears.
From the left window pane, select
the folder that contains the image
you intend to use as your boot logo.
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7.
When the logo images appear on the
right window pane, select an image to
enlarge by clicking on it.
8.
Adjust the boot image to your desired
size by selecting a value on the Ratio
box.
9.
When the screen returns to the ASUS Update utility, flash the original BIOS to
load the new boot logo.
10. After flashing the BIOS, restart the computer to display the new boot logo
during POST.
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5.3.2
AI NET2
The AI NET2 features the Marvell® Virtual Cable Tester™ (VCT). VCT is a cable
diagnostic utility that reports LAN cable faults and shorts using the Time Domain
Reflectometry (TDR) technology. The VCT detects and reports open and shorted
cables, impedance mismatches, pair swaps, pair polarity problems, and pair skew
problems of up to 64 ns at one meter accuracy.
The VCT feature reduces networking and support costs through a highly
manageable and controlled network system. This utility can be incorporated
in the network systems sofware for ideal field support as well as development
diagnostics.
Using the Virtual Cable Tester™
To use the the Marvell® Virtual Cable Tester™ utility:
1.
Launch the VCT utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start > All
Programs > Marvell > Virtual Cable Tester.
2. Click Virtual Cable Tester from the menu to display the screen below.
3.
Click the Run button to perform a cable test.
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The VCT utility only tests Ethernet cables connected to Gigabit LAN port(s).
•
If you want the system to check the status of the LAN cable before entering
the OS, enable the item Post Check LAN Cable in the BIOS Setup.
•
The Run button on the Virtual Cable Tester™ main window is disabled if no
problem is detected on the LAN cable(s) connected to the LAN port(s).
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5.3.3
ASUS PC Probe II
PC Probe II is a utility that monitors the computer’s vital components, and detects
and alerts you of any problem with these components. PC Probe II senses fan
rotations, CPU temperature, and system voltages, among others. Because PC
Probe II is software-based, you can start monitoring your computer the moment
you turn it on. With this utility, you are assured that your computer is always at a
healthy operating condition.
Installing PC Probe II
To install PC Probe II on your computer:
1.
Place the support DVD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab
appears if your computer has an enabled Autorun feature.
If Autorun is not enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support
DVD to locate the setup.exe file from the ASUS PC Probe II folder. Double-click
the setup.exe file to start installation.
2.
3.
Click the Utilities tab, then click ASUS PC Probe II.
Follow the screen instructions to complete installation.
Launching PC Probe II
You can launch the PC Probe II right after installation or anytime from the
Windows® desktop.
To launch the PC Probe II from the Windows® desktop, click Start > All Programs
> ASUS > PC Probe II > PC Probe II v1.xx.xx. The PC Probe II main window
appears.
After launching the application, the PC Probe II icon appears in the Windows ®
taskbar. Click this icon to close or restore the application.
Using PC Probe II
Main window
The PC Probe II main window allows you to view the current status of your
system and change the utility
configuration. By default, the main
window displays the Preference
section. You can close or restore
the Preference section by clicking
on the triangle on the main
window right handle.
Click to close the
Preference panel
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Button
F
Button
u
n
c
t
i
o
n
Functioin
Opens the Configuration window
Opens the Report window
Opens the Desktop Management Interface window
Opens the Peripheral Component Interconnect window
Opens the Windows Management Instrumentation window
Opens the hard disk drive, memory, CPU usage window
Shows/Hides the Preference section
Minimizes the application
Closes the application
Sensor alert
When a system sensor detects a problem, the main window right handle
turns red, as the illustrations below show.
When displayed, the monitor panel for that sensor also turns red. Refer to the
Monitor panels section for details.
Preferences
You can customize the application using the
Preference section in the main window. Click
the box before each preference to activate or
deactivate.
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Hardware monitor panels
The hardware monitor panels display the current value of a system sensor such as
fan rotation, CPU temperature, and voltages.
The hardware monitor panels come in two display modes: hexagonal (large) and
rectangular (small). When you check the Enable Monitoring Panel option from the
Preference section, the monitor panels appear on your computer’s desktop.
Small display
Large display
Changing the monitor panels position
To change the position of the monitor panels in the desktop,
click the arrow down button of the Scheme options, then select
another position from the list box. Click OK when finished.
Moving the monitor panels
All monitor panels move together using a magnetic effect. If
you want to detach a monitor panel from
the group, click the horseshoe magnet
icon. You can now move or reposition the
panel independently.
Adjusting the sensor threshold value
You can adjust the sensor threshold
value in the monitor panel by
clicking the or buttons. You can
also adjust the threshold values
using the Config window.
You cannot adjust the sensor
threshold values in a small
monitoring panel.
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increase
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Click to
decrease
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Monitoring sensor alert
The monitor panel turns red when a component value exceeds or is lower
than the threshold value. Refer to the illustrations below.
Small display
Large display
WMI browser
Click
to display the
WMI (Windows Management
Instrumentation) browser. This
browser displays various Windows®
management information. Click an
item from the left panel to display on
the right panel. Click the plus sign (+)
before WMI Information to display the
available information.
You can enlarge or reduce the browser size by dragging the bottom right corner
of the browser.
DMI browser
Click
to display the DMI
(Desktop Management Interface)
browser. This browser displays various
desktop and system information.
Click the plus sign (+) before DMI
Information to display the available
information.
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PCI browser
Click
to display the PCI
(Peripheral Component Interconnect)
browser. This browser provides
information on the PCI devices installed
on your system. Click the plus sign
(+) before the PCI Information item to
display available information.
Usage
The Usage browser displays real-time information on the CPU, hard disk drive
space, and memory usage. Click
to display the Usage browser.
CPU usage
The CPU tab displays realtime CPU usage in line graph
representation. If the CPU has
an enabled Hyper­‑Threading,
two separate line graphs display
the operation of the two logical
processors.
Hard disk drive space usage
The Hard Disk tab displays the
used and available hard disk
drive space. The left panel of the
tab lists all logical drives. Click
a hard disk drive to display the
information on the right panel.
The pie chart at the bottom of the
window represents the used (blue)
and the available HDD space.
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Memory usage
The Memory tab shows both
used and available physical
memory. The pie chart at the
bottom of the window represents
the used (blue) and the available
physical memory.
Configuring PC Probe II
Click
to view and adjust the sensor threshold values.
The Config window has two tabs: Sensor/Threshold and Preference. The Sensor/
Threshold tab enables you to activate the sensors or to adjust the sensor threshold
values. The Preference tab allows you to customize sensor alerts, or change the
temperature scale.
Loads the default
threshold values for
each sensor
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Cancels or
ignores your
changes
Loads your saved
configuration
Saves your
configuration
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5.3.4 ASUS AI Suite
ASUS AI Suite allows you to launch AI Gear 3, AI N.O.S., AI Booster, AI Nap, and
Q-Fan 2 utilities easily.
Install the ASUS EPU + AI Gear 3 Driver before the ASUS AI Suite utility.
Otherwise, the ASUS AI Suite will not function properly.
Installing AI Suite
To install AI Suite on your computer:
1.
2.
3.
Place the support DVD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab
appears if your computer has an enabled Autorun feature.
Click the Utilities tab, then click AI Suite.
Follow the screen instructions to complete installation.
Launching AI Suite
You can launch AI Suite right after installation or anytime from the Windows®
desktop.
To launch AI Suite from the Windows® desktop, click Start > All Programs >
ASUS > AI Suite > AI Suite v1.xx.xx. The AI Suite main window appears.
After launching the application, the AI Suite icon appears in the Windows® taskbar.
Click this icon to close or restore the application.
Using AI Suite
Click the AI Gear 3, AI Nap, AI Booster, or Q-Fan 2 icon to launch the utility, or click
the Normal icon to restore the system to normal state.
Press to restore to normal
Press to launch AI Nap
Press to launch AI Gear 3
Press to launch Q-Fan 2
Press to launch AI Booster
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Other feature buttons
Click
on right corner of the main window to open the monitor window.
Displays the CPU/
system temperature,
CPU/memory/PCIE
voltage, and CPU/
chassis fan speed
Displays the FSB/CPU
frequency
Click
on right corner of the expanded window to switch the temperature from
degrees Centigrade to degrees Fahrenheit.
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5.3.5 ASUS EPU Utility -- AI Gear 3
ASUS AI Gear 3 is a utility designed to configure and support all ASUS EPU
(Energy Processing Unit) features. This easy-to-use utility provides four system
performance profiles that adjusts the processor frequency and vCore voltage for
different computing needs.
After installing ASUS AI Suite from the bundled support DVD, you can launch
ASUS AI Gear 3 by double-clicking the AI Suite icon on your Windows OS taskbar
and then click the AI Gear 3 button on the AI Suite main window.
Here are some simple ways to use AI Gear 3:
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•
Click the four gear mode buttons below, including Turbo, High Performance,
Medium Power Saving, and Max. Power Saving, or shift the gear to the
performance setting that you like.
Click Calibration first, and switch to Auto mode to have AI Gear 3
automatically adjust the system performance according to the CPU loading.
Under Auto mode, Click Settings to set the time for the system to enter AI
Nap mode.
Calibration
Auto Mode
Settings
Turbo Mode
High Performance Mode
Medium Power Saving Mode
Max. Power Saving Mode
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5.3.6
ASUS AI Nap
This feature allows you to minimize the power consumption of your computer
whenever you are away. Enable this feature for minimum power consumption and
a more quiet system operation.
After installing AI Suite from the bundled support DVD, you can launch the utility by
double-clicking the AI Suite icon on the Windows OS taskbar and click the AI Nap
button on the AI Suite main window.
Click Yes on the confirmation screen.
To exit AI Nap mode, press the system power or mouse button then click Yes on
the confirmation screen.
To switch the power button functions from AI Nap to shutting down, just right
click the AI Suite icon on the OS taskbar, select AI Nap and click Use power
button. Unclick the the item to switch the function back.
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5.3.7
ASUS Q-Fan 2
This ASUS Q-Fan 2 Control feature allows you to set the appropriate performance
level of the CPU Q-Fan 2 or the Chassis Q-Fan 2 for more efficient system
operation. After enabling the Q-Fan 2 function, the fans can be set to automatically
adjust depending on the temperature, to decrease fan speed, or to achieve the
maximum fan speed.
After installing AI Suite from the bundled support DVD, you can launch the utility by
double-clicking the AI Suite icon on the Windows® OS taskbar and click the Q-Fan
2 button on the AI Suite main window.
Click the drop-down menu button
and display the fan names. Select
CPU Q-Fan 2 or CHASSIS Q-Fan 2.
Click the box of Enabled to activate
this function.
drop-down list button
Enabled box
Profile list appears after clicking
the Enabled box. Click the dropdown list button and select a profile.
Optimal mode makes the fans
adjust speed with the temperature;
Silent mode minimizes fan
speed for quiet fan operation;
Performance mode boosts the fan
to achieve maximal fan speed for
the best cooling effect.
click to display the
drop-down list and
select a Q-Fan 2 mode
Click Apply at the bottom to save the setup.
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5.3.8
ASUS AI Booster
The ASUS AI Booster application allows you to overclock the CPU speed in
WIndows® environment without the hassle of booting the BIOS.
After installing AI Suite from the bundled support DVD, you can launch the utility
by double-clicking the AI Suite icon on the Windows® OS taskbar and click the AI
Booster button on the AI Suite main window.
The options on the taskbar allow you to use the default settings, adjust CPU/
Memory/PCI-E frequency manually, or create and apply your personal overclocking
configurations.
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5.3.9
ASUS AI Direct Link
ASUS AI Direct Link allows you to form a computer-to-computer network via a
network cable to share files with high transfer rate. You must first connect two
computers (at least one of them is ASUS product) using a network cable, and then
install the utility to both computers to avail the AI Direct Link feature.
•
•
Turn off your firewall software other than Windows Firewall before
launching AI Direct Link.
The transfer rate is limited if you use a 10/100 LAN card.
Using AI Direct Link
To enable the incoming folder:
1.
From the Windows® taskbar, right click on the AI Direct Link icon
select Incoming folder > Enable incoming folder.
and
For Windows XP Home
edition users, click Steps of
enabling file sharing on this
pop-up message and follow
the instructions to enable the
incoming folder.
2.
If you want to to verify the incoming
user, select Use my account and
set your username and password.
Otherwise, select Use public
account.
For security’s sake, it is
recommended that you set a
username and password.
3.
Click OK and the “Ready for incoming” message
appears.
To disable the incoming folder, select Incoming
folder > Disable incoming folder.
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4.
Right click on the AI Direct Link
icon and select Incoming folder
> Open incoming folder. The
AIDirectLinkIncoming folder
opens. Put the files you want
to share into this folder. The
authorized user has full access to
this folder.
The default path of the AIDirectLinkIncoming folder is C:\Program Files\ASUS\AI
Direct Link. To change its location, disable the incoming folder first. Then, select
Incoming folder > Change incoming folder to open the system directories,
and move the AIDirectLinkIncoming folder under another directory.
To connect to another computer:
This function is valid for ASUS products only.
1.
2.
3.
From the Windows® taskbar, right
click on the AI Direct Link icon and
select Connect. The following screen
displays.
Click Refresh. The software starts
searching for the connected computer.
The name of the computer found
is listed. Click Open to open its
shared folder.
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If necessary, enter the authorized
username and password. Click OK
to log in and have full access to
this shared folder.
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5.3.10
AI Audio 2 (SoundMAX® High Definition Audio utility)
The ADI AD1988B High Definition Audio CODEC provides 8-channel audio
capability through the SoundMAX® audio utility 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 to install the ADI AD1988B Audio Driver from the
support DVD that came with the motherboard package to activate the SoundMAX®
audio utility.
You must use 4-channel, 6-channel or 8-channel speakers for this setup.
If the SoundMAX® audio utility is correctly installed, you
will find the SoundMAX®/ SoundMAX® BlackHawk icon
on the taskbar.
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A.
SoundMAX BlackHawk (AI Audio 2)
If you are using Windows® Vista operation system, from the taskbar, double-click
the SoundMAX® BlackHawk icon to display the SoundMAX® control panel.
Enabling AI Audio 2
Click the power button
to activate digital signal processing.
AI Audio 2, with the new SoundMAX BlackHawk by Sonic Focus, brings you
more multi-media enjoyment.
Fidelity Compensation
After you click the power button, the utility would compensate for the fidelity
lost in the compression process and make the audio output quasi-original
when reverting the compressed audio streams back to the uncompressed
condition.
Sound Field Expansion
AI Audio 2 also expands the stereophonic sound field to a multi-channel
one with realistic front and rear environment.
Surround Virtualization
Activating this function virtualizes surround sound with the vocal clarity
added for use with stereo speakers or headphones.
SoundMAX BlackHawk (AI Audio 2) is only available under the Windows®
Vista™ operating system.
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Playback Settings
To configure the playback settings, click the Playback button on the control
panel. You can adjust the volume of the Speakers and SPDIF Interface or
mute the audio.
Preset settings
Click and expand the drop-down menu
to select your preferred Digital Signal
Processing (DSP) preset. Move the
sliders to customize the values of
Voice Clarity, Dynamics, Brilliance,
and Deep Bass of each preset.
Click Save to save the changes to
the current preset. Or, click Reset to
discard the changes and restore the
preset to the factory defaults.
Surround settings
Allows you to change the settings
of the stereo speakers. Move the
sliders to change the listener position
or adjust the center channel volume.
Press the Test Speakers button to
perform speaker test.
Port settings
Click this port settings tab to display the rear panel ports configuration for
the speakers or rear panel digital port configuration for the SPDIF interface.
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Recording Settings
To change the recording settings, click the Recording button on the control
panel. You can adjust the speaker delay of Microphone or Line In by moving
the slider rightward or leftward.
Record testing
Port settings
Click the tab to perform test
recording and play the test sample
through the speakers or the SPDIF
interface.
Click the tab to display the rear
panel ports for Microphone or
Line In.
ANDREA settings
Allows you to select an
enhanced microphone input
features, including No Filtering,
Speakerphone, Voice Recording,
and Directional Beam.
More Settings
Click
for the further configurations.
Equalizer
Allows you to
configure and
customize all
the DSP presets
frequencies.
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Speakers
Allows you to adjust the Speaker Trim and Speaker Delay.
Bass
Allows you to do the Bass management.
Preferences
Displays the preference options for this utility, version information,
AudioESP, etc.
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B.
SoundMAX
If you are using Windows® XP operating system,from the taskbar, double-click on
the SoundMAX® icon to display the SoundMAX® Control Panel.
Audio Setup Wizard
By clicking the
icon from the SoundMAX® control panel, you can easily
configure your audio settings. Simply follow succeeding screen instructions
and begin enjoying High Definition Audio.
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Jack configuration
This screen helps you configure
your computer’s audio ports,
depending on the audio devices
you have installed.
Adjust speaker volume
This screen helps you adjust
speaker volume. Click the Test
button to hear the changes you
have made.
Adjust microphone volume
This screen helps you adjust microphone volume. You will be asked to read
pre-written text to allow the AudioWizard to adjust the volume as you speak.
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Audio preferences
Click the
icon to go to the Preferences page. This page allows you to
change various audio settings.
General options
Click the General tab to choose your playback and recording devices, enable/
disable the AudioESP™ feature, and enable/disable digital output.
Listening Environment options
Click the Listening Environment tab to set up your speaker, acoustic
environment, and enable/disable the Virtual Theater Surround function.
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Microphone options
Click the Microphone tab to optimize your microphone input settings.
Enhanced Microphone Features
Voice recording
Enables Noise Filter function. Detects repetitive and stationary noises
like computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then
eliminates it in the incoming audio stream while recording. You can enable
it for a better recording quality.
Directional Array
Receives only the sound coming from the reception cone and eliminates
interferences including neighboring speakers and reverberations. You can
enable it to transit clearer sound during on-line games, MSN, or Skype.
Speaker Phone
Advanced de-reverberation techniques can help to reduce echo and
minimize its effect on the speech engine. You can enable it when you have
conference call to reduce echoes in the other side.
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•
The Directional Array and Speaker
Phonefunction only when working with the
ASUS Array Mic.
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The ASUS Array Mic is purchased
separately.
•
If you are using Windows Vista, you have to
manually enable the directional Array and
Speaker Phone function. Go to Control
panel > Sound. Click the Recording tab on
the top and select Microphone. Click the
Microphone Enhancement tab and check
Array Mic.
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5.4
RAID configurations
The motherboard comes with one RAID controllers that allow you to configure
Serial ATA hard disk drives as RAID sets.
•
The NVIDIA® nForce™ 780i SLI Southbridge includes a high performance SATA
RAID controller that supports RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5 and JBOD for
six independent Serial ATA channels.
5.4.1
RAID definitions
RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write
data in parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a
single drive but at a sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone,
thus improving data access and storage. Use of two new identical hard disk drives
is required for this setup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from
one drive to a second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array management software
directs all applications to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of
the data in the other drive. This RAID configuration provides data protection and
increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use two new drives or use an
existing drive and a new drive for this setup. The new drive must be of the same
size or larger than the existing drive.
RAID 5 stripes both data and parity information across three or more hard
disk drives. Among the advantages of RAID 5 configuration include better
HDD performance, fault tolerance, and higher storage capacity. The RAID
5 configuration is best suited for transaction processing, relational database
applications, enterprise resource planning, and other business systems. Use a
minimum of three identical hard disk drives for this setup.
RAID 10 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity (redundancy
data) having to be calculated and written. With the RAID 10* configuration you get
all the benefits of both RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations. Use four new hard disk
drives or use an existing drive and three new drives for this setup.
JBOD (Spanning) stands for Just a Bunch of Disks and refers to hard disk drives
that are not yet configured as a RAID set. This configuration stores the same data
redundantly on multiple disks that appear as a single disk on the operating system.
Spanning does not deliver any advantage over using separate disks independently
and does not provide fault tolerance or other RAID performance benefits.
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If you want to boot the system from a hard disk drive included in a RAID set, first
copy the RAID driver from the Support DVD to a floppy disk before you install an
operating system to a selected hard disk drive. Refer to section “5.5 Creating a
RAID driver disk” for details.
5.4.2
NVIDIA® RAID configurations
The motherboard includes a high performance SATA RAID controller integrated in
the NVIDIA® nForce™ 680i SLI southbridge chipset. It supports RAID 0, RAID 1,
RAID 0+1, RAID 5 and JBOD for six independent Serial ATA channels.
Installing Serial ATA (SATA) hard disks
The motherboard supports Ultra DMA 133/100/66 and Serial ATA hard disk drives.
For optimal performance, install identical drives of the same model and capacity
when creating a disk array.
To install the SATA hard disks for a RAID configuration:
1.
Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays.
3.
Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive.
2.
Connect the SATA signal cables.
Refer to the RAID controllers user manual in the motherboard support DVD for
detailed information on RAID configurations. See section “5.2.5 Manuals menu.”
Setting the BIOS RAID items
After installing the hard disk drives, make sure to set the necessary RAID items in
the BIOS before setting your RAID configuration.
To set the BIOS RAID items:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Boot the system and press <Del> during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to
enter the BIOS Setup Utility.
Enable the RAID Enabled item in the BIOS. See section “4.5.3 Onboard Device
Configuration > Serial-ATA Configuration” for details.
Select and enable the SATA drive(s) that you want to configure as RAID. See
section “4.5.3 Onboard Device Configuration > Serial-ATA Configuration”
for details.
Save your changes and Exit Setup.
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Make sure to re-enter your NVRAID settings after the CMOS is cleared; otherwise,
the system will not recognize your RAID setup.
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For detailed descriptions on the NVIDIA® RAID configuration, refer to the
“NVIDIA® RAID User Guide” found in your motherboard Support DVD.
When using Windows® XP operating system, make sure to install the
Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or later versions.
Entering the NVIDIA® RAID utility
To enter the NVIDIA® RAID utility:
1. Boot up your computer.
2.
During POST, press <F10> to display the main menu of the utility.
The RAID BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only, and
may not exactly match the items on your screen.
NVIDIA RAID Utility Oct 5 2004
- Define a New Array RAID Mode: Striping
Striping Block:
Free Disks
Loc
Disk Model Name
Array Disks
Loc
Disk Model Name
1.0.M
1.1.M
2.0.M
2.1.M
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Optimal
[→] Add
[←] Del
[F6] Back
[F7] Finish
[TAB] Navigate
[↑↓] Select
[ENTER] Popup
At the bottom of the screen are the navigation keys. These keys allow you to move
through and select menu options.
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Creating a RAID Volume
To create a RAID volume:
1.
From the NVIDIA® RAID utility Define a New Array menu, select RAID Mode
then press <Enter>. The following submenu appears.
Use the up or down arrow keys to select a
RAID mode then press <Enter>.
Mirroring
Striping
Stripe Mirroring
Spanning
2.
Press <TAB> select the Striping Block
then press <Enter>. The following
submenu appears:
If you selected Striping or Stripe Mirroring, use the up or 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 default selection is 128 KB. The strip
value should be chosen based on the planned drive usage.
8K ↑
16K
32K
64K
128K
Optim↓
• 8 /16 KB - low disk usage
• 128 KB - performance disk usage
• 64 KB - typical disk usage
TIP: For server systems, we recommend using a lower array block size. For
multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing, we
recommend a higher array block size for optimum performance.
3.` Press <TAB> to select the Free Disks area. Use the left or right arrow keys to
assign the array disks.
4.
Press <F7> to create RAID set. The following message box appears.
Clear disk data?
[Y] YES
5.
[N] NO
Press <Y> to clear the selected disks or <N> to proceed without clearing the
disks. The following screen appears.
Take caution in using this option. All data on the RAID drives will be lost!
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NVIDIA RAID Utility Oct 5 2004
- Array List Boot
Id
Status
Vendor
Array Model Name
No
4
Healthy
NVIDIA
MIRROR
[Ctrl-X]Exit
6.
[↑↓]Select
[B]Set Boot
XXX.XXG
[N]New Array
[ENTER]Detail
A new set of navigation keys is displayed on the bottom of the screen.
Press <Ctrl+X> to save settings and exit.
Rebuilding a RAID array
To rebuild a RAID array:
1.
From the Array List menu, use the up or down arrow keys to select a RAID array
then press <Enter>. The RAID Array details appear.
Array 1 : NVIDIA MIRROR XXX.XXG
- Array Detail RAID Mode: Mirroring
Striping Width: 1
Striping Block: 64K
Adapt
Channel
M/S
Index
Disk Model Name
Capacity
2
1
1
0
Master
Master
0
1
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX.XXGB
XXX.XXGB
[R] Rebuild
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2.
A new set of navigation keys is displayed on the bottom of the screen.
Press <R> to rebuild a RAID array. The following screen appears.
Array 1 : NVIDIA MIRROR XXX.XXG
- Select Disk Inside Array RAID Mode: Mirroring
Striping Width: 1
Striping Block: 64K
Adapt
Channel
M/S
Index
Disk Model Name
Capacity
2
1
1
0
Master
Master
0
1
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX.XXGB
XXX.XXGB
[↑↓] Select [F6] Back
3.
[F7] Finish
Use the up or down arrow keys to select a RAID array to rebuild, then press
<F7>. The following confirmation message appears.
Rebuild array?
[ENTER] OK
4.
5.
[ESC] Cancel
Press <Enter> to start rebuilding array or press <Esc> to cancel.
After the rebuild process, the Array list menu appears.
You will need to enter Window® XP and run the NVIDIA utility in order to complete
the rebuilt process.
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Deleting a RAID array
To delete a RAID array:
1.
From the Array List menu, use the up or down arrow keys to select a RAID array
then press <Enter>. The RAID Array details appear.
Array 1 : NVIDIA MIRROR XXX.XXG
- Array Detail RAID Mode: Mirroring
Striping Width: 1
Adapt
Channel
M/S
Index
Disk Model Name
Capacity
2
1
1
0
Master
Master
0
1
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX.XXGB
XXX.XXGB
[R] Rebuild
2.
Striping Block: 64K
[D] Delete
[C] Clear Disk
[ENTER] Return
A new set of navigation keys is displayed on the bottom of the screen.
Press <D> to delete a RAID array. The following confirmation message
appears.
Delete this array?
[Y] YES
3.
[N] No
Press <Y> to delete array or press <N> to cancel.
Take caution in using this option. All data on the RAID drives will be lost!
4.
If you selected Yes, the Define a New Array menu appears.
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Clearing a disk data
To clear disk data:
1.
From the Array List menu, use the up or down arrow keys to select a RAID array
then press <Enter>. The RAID Array details appear.
Array 1 : NVIDIA MIRROR XXX.XXG
- Array Detail RAID Mode: Mirroring
Striping Width: 1
Adapt
Channel
M/S
Index
Disk Model Name
Capacity
2
1
1
0
Master
Master
0
1
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
XXX.XXGB
XXX.XXGB
[R] Rebuild
2.
Striping Block: 64K
[D] Delete
[C] Clear Disk
[ENTER] Return
A new set of navigation keys is displayed on the bottom of the screen.
Press <C> to clear disk. The following confirmation message appears.
Clear disk data?
[Y] YES
3.
[N]
Press <Y> to clear the disk data or press <N> to cancel.
Take caution in using this option. All data on the RAID drives will be lost!
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5.5
Creating a RAID driver disk
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows® XP
operating system on a hard disk drive that is included in a RAID set. For Windows®
Vista™ operating system, use either a floppy disk or a USB device with the RAID
driver.
5.5.1
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS
To create a RAID/SATA driver disk without entering the OS:
1.
2.
Boot your computer.
Press <Del> during POST to enter the BIOS setup utility.
3. Set the optical drive as the primary boot device.
4. Insert the support CD into the optical drive.
5.
Save changes and exit BIOS.
6. Press any key when the system prompts “Press any key to boot from the
optical drive.”
7. When the menu appears, press <1> to create a RAID driver disk.
8. Insert a formatted floppy disk into the floppy drive then press <Enter>.
9. Follow succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
5.5.2
Creating a RAID/SATA driver disk in Windows®
To create a RAID driver disk in Windows®:
1. Start Windows®.
2. Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive.
3. Go to the Make Disk menu, then click NVIDIA 32/64 bit XP/Vista SATA RAID
Driver to create a NVIDIA® 32/64 bit XP/Vista™ SATA RAID driver disk.
4. Insert a floppy disk/USB device into the floppy disk drive/USB port.
5. Follow succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid computer virus infection.
To install the RAID driver in Windows® XP:
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 floppy disk with RAID driver into the floppy disk
drive.
3. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
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To install the RAID driver in Windows® Vista™:
1. Insert the floppy disk/USB device with RAID driver into the floppy disk drive/
USB port.
2. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
Due to chipset limitation, the Serial ATA ports supported by the NVIDIA chipset
doesn’t support Serial Optical Disk Drives (Serial ODD) under DOS.
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This chapter tells how to install SLI‑ready
PCI Express graphics cards.
6
NVIDIA® SLI™
technology support
Chapter summary
6.1
6.2
Overview........................................................................................ 6-1
Graphics card setup..................................................................... 6-2
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Overview
The motherboard supports the NVIDIA® SLI™ (Scalable Link Interface) technology
that allows you to install up to three identical PCI Express™ x16 graphics cards.
Follow the installation procedures in this section.
Requirements
•
•
•
•
In Dual SLI mode, you should have two identical SLI-ready graphics cards
that are NVIDIA® certified.
In 3-way SLI mode, you should have two identical SLI-ready graphics cards
that are NVIDIA® certified.
Make sure that your graphics card driver supports the NVIDIA SLI technology.
Download the latest driver from the NVIDIA website (www.nvidia.com).
Make sure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the
minimum power required by your system. See page 2-30 for details.
•
The NVIDIA 3-way SLI technology supports Windows® Vista operating
system only.
•
Visit the NVIDIA zone website (http://www.nzone.com) for the latest certified
graphics card and supported 3D application list.
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Graphics card setup
6.2.1
Installing three SLI-ready graphics cards
Install only identical SLI-ready graphics cards that are NVIDIA®-certified.
Different types of graphics cards will not work together properly.
To install the graphics cards:
1. Prepare three graphics cards. Each graphics card should have goldfingers for
the 3-way SLI bridge connector.
Goldfingers
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2. Insert the first graphics card into the PCIEX16_1 slot (blue), the second into
the PCIEX16_2 slot (black), and the third into the PCIEX16_3 slot (blue).
Make sure that the cards are properly seated on the slots.
3.
Align and firmly insert the 3-way SLI bridge connector to the goldfingers on
each graphics card. Make sure that the connector is firmly in place.
3-way SLI bridge connector
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cards separately.
5. Connect a VGA or a DVI-I cable to the graphics card/s.
We recommend that you install an additional chassis fan for better thermal
environment.
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6.2.2
1.
2.
Installing two SLI-ready graphics cards
Insert one graphics card into the PCIEX16_1 slot (blue) and the other into the
PCIEX16_3 slot (blue). Make sure that the cards are properly seated on the
slots.
Align and insert the SLI connector to the goldfingers on each graphics card.
Make sure that the connector is firmly in place.
3. Connect auxiliary power source from the power supply to he two graphics
cards separately.
4. Connect a VGA or a DVI-I cable to the graphics card/s.
We recommend that you install an additional chassis fan for better thermal
environment.
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6.2.3
Installing the device drivers
Refer to the documentation that came with your graphics card package to install
the device drivers.
6.2.4
•
Make sure that your PCI Express graphics card driver supports the NVIDIA®
SLI™ technology. Download the latest driver from the NVIDIA website (www.
nvidia.com).
•
If you are using s 3-way SLI system, make sure to install the 3-way SLI
driver under Windows® Vista OS. The NVIDIA 3-way SLI technology
supports Windows® Vista OS only.
Enabling the NVIDIA® SLI™ technology in Windows®
After installing your graphics cards and the device drivers, enable the SLI feature
in NVIDIA® Control Panel under the Windows® Vista operating system.
Launching the NVIDIA Control Panel
You can launch the NVIDIA Control Panel by two methods.
(a) Right click on the empty space of Windows®
desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel.
(b) If you cannot see the NVIDIA Control Panel item
in step (a), select Personalize.
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From the Personalization window,
select Display Settings.
From the Display Settings dialog box,
click Advanced Settings.
Select the NVIDIA GeForce tab, then
click Start the NVIDIA Control Panel.
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5.
The NVIDIA Control Panel window
appears.
Enabling SLI configuration
When installing two graphics gards:
From the NVIDIA Control Panel window,
select Set SLI Configuration, then click
Enable SLI and set the display for viewing
SLI rendered content. When done, click
Apply.
When installing three graphics gards:
1.
2.
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From the NVIDIA Control Panel
window, select Set SLI Configuration,
then click Enable 3-way NVIDIA SLI.
When done, click Apply.
Select the 3D Settings tab and enable
the Show SLI Visual Indicators item.
When this item is enabled, a green bar
appears on the left side of the screen
while 3D demonstrations are rendered,
indicating the 3-way SLI status.
Chapter 6: NVIDIA® SLI™ technology support
The Appendix describes the CPU features
and technologies that the motherboard
supports.
A
CPU features
Chapter summary
A
A.1
Intel EM64T...................................................................................A-1
A.3
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology............................................A-3
A.2
®
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST).........................A-1
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Intel® EM64T
•
The motherboard is fully compatible with Intel® LGA775 processors running
on 32-bit operating systems.
•
The motherboard comes with a BIOS file that supports EM64T. You can
download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website (www.asus.com/
support/download/) if you need to update the BIOS file. See Chapter 4 for
details.
•
Visit www.intel.com for more information on the EM64T feature.
•
Visit www.microsoft.com for more information on Windows® 64-bit OS.
Using the Intel® EM64T feature
To use the Intel® EM64T feature:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Install an Intel® CPU that supports the Intel® EM64T.
Install a 64-bit operating system (Windows® Vista 64-bit Edition or
Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition).
Install the 64-bit drivers for the motherboard components and devices from
the support CD.
Install the 64-bit drivers for expansion cards or add-on devices, if any.
Refer to the expansion card or add-on device(s) documentation, or visit the
related website, to verify if the card/device supports a 64-bit system.
A.2
A.2.1
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST)
•
The motherboard comes with a BIOS file that supports EIST. You can
download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website (www.asus.com/
support/download/) if you need to update the BIOS. See Chapter 4 for
details.
•
Visit www.intel.com for more information on the EIST feature.
System requirements
Before using EIST, check your system if it meets the following requirements:
•
Intel® processor with EIST support
•
Operating system with EIST support (Windows® Vista, Windows® XP SP2/
Linux 2.6 kernel or later versions).
•
BIOS file with EIST support
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Using the EIST
To use the EIST feature:
1.
Turn on the computer, then enter the BIOS Setup.
3.
Set the Intel(R) SpeedStep (TM) Tech. item to [Automatic], then press
<Enter>.
2.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Go to the Advanced Menu, highlight CPU Configuration, then press <Enter>.
Press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS setup.
After the computer restarts, right click on a blank space on the desktop, then
select Properties from the pop-up menu.
When the Display Properties window appears, click the Screen Saver tab.
Click the Power button on the
Monitor power section to open the
Power Options Properties window.
On the Power schemes section,
click , then select any option
except Home/Office Desktop or
Always On.
Click Apply, then click OK.
10. Close the Display Properties
window.
After you adjust the power scheme,
the CPU internal frequency slightly
decreases when the CPU loading is
low.
The screen displays and procedures may vary depending on the operating
system.
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A.3
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
•
The motherboard supports Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 processors with
Hyper-Threading Technology.
•
Hyper-Threading Technology is supported under Windows® Vista/XP and
Linux 2.4.x (kernel) and later versions only. Under Linux, use the HyperThreading compiler to compile the code. If you are using any other
operating systems, disable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in the
BIOS to ensure system stability and performance.
•
Installing Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later version is recommended.
•
Make sure to enable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in BIOS before
installing a supported operating system.
•
For more information on Hyper-Threading Technology, visit
www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading.
Using the Hyper-Threading Technology
To use the Hyper-Threading Technology:
1.
2.
3.
Install an Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU that supports Hyper-Threading Technology.
Power up the system and enter the BIOS Setup. Under the Advanced Menu,
make sure that the item Hyper‑Threading Technology is set to [Enabled].
The BIOS item appears only if you installed a CPU that supports
Hyper­‑Threading Technology.
Restart the computer.
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