Motherboard
P8B-X
E6811
Second Edition V2
July 2011
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Contents
Contents....................................................................................................... iii
Notices......................................................................................................... vii
Federal Communications Commission Statement............................ vii
Canadian Department of Communications Statement...................... vii
REACH ........................................................................................... vii
Safety information..................................................................................... viii
Electrical safety................................................................................ viii
Operation safety............................................................................... viii
About this guide.......................................................................................... ix
How this guide is organized...............................................................ix
Where to find more information..........................................................ix
Conventions used in this guide...........................................................x
Typography.........................................................................................x
P8B-X specifications summary.................................................................. xi
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-3
1.3
Serial number label....................................................................... 1-4
1.2
1.4
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-3
Special features............................................................................. 1-4
1.4.1
1.4.2
Chapter 2:
2.1
2.2
Innovative ASUS features................................................ 1-6
Hardware information
Before you proceed...................................................................... 2-3
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 2-5
2.2.1
Placement direction......................................................... 2-5
2.2.3
Motherboard layout.......................................................... 2-6
2.2.2
2.3
Product highlights............................................................ 1-4
2.2.4
Screw holes..................................................................... 2-5
Layout contents................................................................ 2-8
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................. 2-10
2.3.1
Installing the CPU.......................................................... 2-10
2.3.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan.......................... 2-14
2.3.2
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan............................... 2-13
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Contents
2.4
2.3.4
Installing the CPU heatsink in rack................................ 2-15
2.4.1
Overview........................................................................ 2-16
2.4.3
Installing a DIMM........................................................... 2-17
System memory.......................................................................... 2-16
2.4.2
2.5
2.4.4
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card.......................................... 2-18
2.5.3
Interrupt assignments.................................................... 2-19
2.5.4
2.5.5
2.5.6
2.5.7
2.7
2.5.8
2.7.1
3.2.1
PCI slots......................................................................... 2-20
Connecting the thermal sensor cable............................ 2-21
Rear panel connectors................................................... 2-26
Internal connectors........................................................ 2-27
Powering up
Using the OS shut down function..................................... 3-4
Using the dual function power switch............................... 3-4
BIOS setup
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 4-3
4.1.1
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility....................................... 4-3
4.1.3
BUPDATER utility............................................................ 4-5
4.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash Utility...................................................... 4-4
BIOS setup program..................................................................... 4-7
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen........................................................... 4-8
4.2.3
Menu items...................................................................... 4-9
4.2.2
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PCI Express x1 slots (x1 link)........................................ 2-20
Powering off the computer........................................................... 3-4
Chapter 4:
4.2
PCI Express x16 slot (x16 link)...................................... 2-20
Starting up for the first time......................................................... 3-3
3.2.2
4.1
PCI Express x8 slot (x4 link).......................................... 2-20
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-26
Chapter 3:
3.2
Configuring an expansion card...................................... 2-18
Jumpers....................................................................................... 2-22
2.7.2
3.1
Removing a DIMM......................................................... 2-17
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-18
2.5.2
2.6
Memory Configurations.................................................. 2-16
Menu bar.......................................................................... 4-8
Contents
4.2.4
Submenu items................................................................ 4-9
4.2.6
General help.................................................................... 4-9
4.2.5
4.2.7
4.2.8
4.3
4.2.9
4.5
4.3.3
Security.......................................................................... 4-10
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-14
4.5.1
ACPI Settings................................................................. 4-14
4.5.3
WHEA Configuration...................................................... 4-15
4.5.6
4.5.7
4.5.8
4.5.9
4.5.10
4.5.11
4.9
4.5.12
Trusted Computing......................................................... 4-15
CPU Configuration......................................................... 4-16
North Bridge................................................................... 4-18
South Bridge.................................................................. 4-18
SATA Configuration........................................................ 4-19
Intel TXT(LT) Configuration............................................ 4-20
USB Configuration......................................................... 4-20
Onboard Devices Configuration..................................... 4-21
APM............................................................................... 4-23
Serial Port Console Redirection..................................... 4-24
Monitor menu.............................................................................. 4-26
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-27
Tool menu.................................................................................... 4-29
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-29
Chapter 5:
5.1
System Time [xx:xx:xx].................................................. 4-10
Event Logs menu........................................................................ 4-12
4.5.5
4.8
Scroll bar.......................................................................... 4-9
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]........................................ 4-10
4.5.4
4.7
Pop-up window................................................................ 4-9
4.3.1
4.5.2
4.6
Configuration fields.......................................................... 4-9
Main menu................................................................................... 4-10
4.3.2
4.4
Navigation keys................................................................ 4-9
RAID configuration
Setting up RAID............................................................................. 5-3
5.1.1
RAID definitions............................................................... 5-3
5.1.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS......................................... 5-4
5.1.2
Installing hard disk drives................................................. 5-4
Contents
5.1.4
RAID configuration utilities............................................... 5-4
5.2.1
Creating a RAID set......................................................... 5-6
5.2.3
Deleting a RAID set......................................................... 5-9
5.2Intel Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM Utilitys.............. 5-5
®
5.2.2
5.2.4
5.2.5
5.2.6
5.2.7
5.2.8
Chapter 6:
Creating a Recovery set.................................................. 5-7
Resetting disks to Non-RAID......................................... 5-10
Recovery Volume Options..............................................5-11
Exiting the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology utility......... 5-12
Rebuilding the RAID...................................................... 5-12
Setting the Boot array in the BIOS Setup Utility............. 5-14
Driver installation
Chapter summary...................................................................................... 6-2
6.1
RAID driver installation................................................................ 6-3
6.1.1
6.1.2
Creating a RAID driver disk............................................. 6-3
Installing the RAID controller driver................................. 6-6
6.2Intel® chipset device software installation.................................. 6-9
6.3
6.4
LAN driver installation................................................................ 6-11
VGA driver installation............................................................... 6-14
6.4.1 XGI Volari Z9s VGA Driver (R1.0x)...................................... 6-14
6.4.2 ASPEED AST1100 VGA Driver (R2.0x)............................... 6-16
6.5Management applications and utilities installation................. 6-18
6.5.1
Running the support DVD.............................................. 6-18
6.5.3
Utilities menu................................................................. 6-19
6.5.2
6.5.4
6.5.5
Appendix:
A.1
A.2
Drivers menu.................................................................. 6-18
Make disk menu............................................................. 6-19
Contact information........................................................ 6-19
Reference information
P8B-X block diagram (R1.0x).......................................................A-3
P8B-X block diagram (R2.0x).......................................................A-4
ASUS contact information........................................................................... 1
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
•
•
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class
B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee
that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
•
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is
required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications
to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction
of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we publish the chemical substances in our
products at ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
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•
•
•
•
•
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
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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.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been
designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the
crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical and electronic
equipment) should not be placed in municipal waste. Check local regulations for
disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste.
This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not
be placed in municipal waste.
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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 user guide contains the following parts:
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new
technologies it supports.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform
when installing system components. It includes description of the switches,
jumpers, and connectors on the motherboard.
Chapter 3: Powering up
This chapter describes the power up sequence and ways of shutting down
the system.
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
Chapter 5: RAID configuration
This chapter provides instructions for setting up, creating, and configuring
RAID sets using the available utilities.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
This chapter provides instructions for installing the necessary drivers for
different system components.
Appendix: Reference information
This appendix includes additional information that you may refer to when
configuring the motherboard.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1.
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
Italics
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key> Keys enclosed in the less-than and greaterthan sign means that you must press the
enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press
the Enter or Return key.
<Key1+Key2+Key3>
If you must press two or more keys
simultaneously, the key names are linked with
a plus sign (+).
Example: <Ctrl+Alt+Del>
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
P8B-X specifications summary
Processor Support / System Bus
Core Logic
Form Factor
ASUS Features Fan Speed
Control
Rack Ready
(Rack and
Pedestal dual
use)
ASWM 2.0
Memory
Total Slots
Capacity
Memory Type
Expansion
Total PCI/PCI-X/
Slots
PCI-E Slots
(follow SSI
Slot Location 1
Location #)
Slot Location 2
Slot Location 3
Slot Location 4
Slot Location 5
Slot Location 6
Storage
SATA Controller
Networking
Graphic
LAN
VGA
Onboard I/O
Connectors
TPM Header
PSU Connector
USB
Connectors
Fan Header
Chassis
Intruder
Serial Port
Header
1 x Socket LGA1155
Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 Processor Family
Intel® Core™ i3-2100 Processor Family
Intel® C202 Chipset
ATX, 12” x 9.6”
V
V
V
4 (2 Channels)
Maximum up to 32GB
DDR3 1066/1333 ECC UDIMM
6
1 x PCI 32bit/33 MHz
1 x PCI 32bit/33 MHz
1 x PCI-E x8 (Gen 2 x4 link)
1 x PCI-E x1 (Gen 2 x1 link)
1 x PCI-E x1 (Gen 2 x1 link)
1 x PCI-E x16 (Gen 2 x16 link)
Intel® C202:
6 SATA 3Gb/s ports (RAID supported)
- Intel® Rapid Storage Technology(RST) supports
software RAID 0, 1, 10 & 5(Windows)
2 x Intel 82574L
XGI® Z9s + 64MB VRAM (R1.0x)
ASPEED® AST1100 + 64MB VRAM (R2.0x)
1
24-pin ATX power connector + 8-pin ATX 12V
power connector
1 * USB connector (Type A USB socket)
2 * USB pin header (up to 4 devices)
5 x 4pin
1
1
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P8B-X specifications summary
Rear I/O
Connectors
Monitoring
Environment
External Serial
Port
External USB
Port
VGA Port
RJ-45
PS/2 KB/Mouse
CPU
Temperature
FAN RPM
1
2
1
2
1
V
V
Operation temperature: 10°C – 35°C
Non operation temperature: -40°C – 70°C
Non operation humidity: 20% – 90%
(Non condensing)
*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
1
Chapter summary
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-3
1.3
Serial number label....................................................................... 1-4
1.2
1.4
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-3
Special features............................................................................. 1-4
ASUS P8B-X
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® P8B-X 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.
Cables
SATA 3G cable
IO shield
Accessories
Plate for LGA1155
Application CD Support CD
Documentation User Guide
Packing Qty.
Standard Gift Box
Pack
6
1
1
1
1
1pc per carton
Standard Bulk Pack
-1
1
1
1
10pcs per carton
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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1.3
Serial number label
Before requesting support from the ASUS Technical Support team, you must take
note of the motherboard's serial number containing 12 characters xxS2xxxxxxxx
shown as the figure below. With the correct serial number of the product, ASUS
Technical Support team members can then offer a quicker and satisfying solution
to your problems.
P8B-X
xxS2xxxxxxxx
1.4
Special features
1.4.1
Product highlights
Made
in
China
合格
Latest processor technology
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Xeon® E3-1200/Core™ i3-2100
processors in LGA1155 package, which has memory and PCI Express controller
integrated to support 2-channel (4 DIMMs) DDR3 memory and 16 PCI Express 2.0
lanes, providing great graphics performance. Intel® Xeon® E3-1200/Core™ i3-2100
processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient CPU in the world.
Intel Dynamic Turbo Boost Techonology
Intel® Dynamic Turbo Boost Technology opportunistically and automatically
allows the processor to run faster than the marked frequency if the processor is
operating below power, temperature and current limits. This technology increases
performance of both multi-threaded and single-threaded workloads.
Intel Hyper Threading
The thread-level parallelism on each processor makes more efficient use of the
processor resources, higher processing throughout and improved performance on
today's multi-threaded software.
Intel® EM64T
The motherboard supports Intel® processors with the Intel® EM64T (Extended
Memory 64 Technology). The Intel® EM64T feature allows your computer to run on
64-bit operating systems and access larger amounts of system memory for faster
and more efficient computing.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
DDR3 memory support
The P8B-X supports UDIMM DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates
of 1333/1066 MHZ to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of server and
workstation applications. The 2-channel DDR3 architecture boosts system
performance, eliminating bottlenecks with peak bandwidth of up to 21GB/s.
Furthermore, the supply voltage for the memory is reduced from 1.8 V for DDR2 to
just 1.5V for DDR3. This voltage reduction limits the power consumption and heat
generation of DDR3 which makes it an ideal memory solution.
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.
Intel® 82574L LAN Solution
The motherboard comes with dual Gigabit LAN controllers and ports which provide
a total solution for your networking needs. The onboard Intel® 82574L Gigabit LAN
controllers use the PCI Express interface and could achieve network throughput
close to Gigabit bandwidth.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST)
The Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) intelligently manages the
CPU resources by automatically adjusting the CPU voltage and core frequency
depending on the CPU loading and system speed or power requirement.
Serial ATA II technology
The motherboard supports the Serial ATA II 3 Gb/s technology through the Serial
ATA interface and Intel® C202 chipset. The Serial ATA II specification provides
twice the bandwidth of the current Serial ATA products with a host of new
features, including Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Power Management (PM)
Implementation Algorithm, and Hot Swap. Serial ATA allows thinner, more flexible
cables with lower pin count and reduced voltage requirements.
USB 2.0 technology
The motherboard implements the Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 specification,
dramatically increasing the connection speed from the 12 Mbps bandwidth on USB
1.1 to a fast 480 Mbps on USB 2.0. USB 2.0 is backward compatible with USB 1.1.
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Temperature, fan, and voltage monitoring
The CPU temperature is monitored to prevent overheating and damage. The
system fan rotations per minute (RPM) is monitored for timely failure detection.
The chip monitors the voltage levels to ensure stable supply of current for critical
components.
1.4.2
Innovative ASUS features
ASUS Fan Speed technology
The ASUS Fan Speed technology smartly adjusts the fan speeds according to the
system loading to ensure quiet, cool, and efficient operation.
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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.
Chapter 2:
2
Hardware
information
2
Chapter summary
2.1
Before you proceed...................................................................... 2-3
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................. 2-10
2.2
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 2-5
System memory.......................................................................... 2-16
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-18
Jumpers....................................................................................... 2-22
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-26
ASUS P8B-X
2.1
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change
any motherboard settings.
ASUS P8B-X
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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 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.
2-3
Onboard LEDs
1.
2-4
Standby Power LED (SB_PWR1)
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.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.2
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to
ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
To optimize the motherboard features, we highly recommend that you install it in an
ATX 1.1 compliant chassis.
Ensure to unplug the chassis power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage
motherboard components!
2.2.1
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, ensure that you place it into the chassis in the
correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the chassis
as indicated in the image below.
2.2.2
Screw holes
Place nine (9) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard
to the chassis.
DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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2.2.3
Motherboard layout
P8B-X/ R1.0x
2-6
Chapter 2: Hardware information
P8B-X/ R2.0x
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2.2.4
Layout contents
Slots/Soocket
Page
1.
CPU sockets
2-10
2.
DDR3 sockets
2-16
3.
PCI Express x16 / PCI Express x8 / PCI Express x1 / PCI slots
2-20
Jumpers
Page
1.
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
2.
VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_SW1)
3.
CPU Fan and Chassis Fan control setting
(3-pin CPUFAN_SEL1, CHAFAN_SEL1)
2-22
2-23
2-24
4.LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_SW1, LAN_SW2)
5.
2-8
Force BIOS recovery setting (3-pin RECOVERY1)
2-24
2-25
Rear panel connectors
Page
1.
PS/2 mouse port (green)
2-26
2.
PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
2-26
3.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
2-26
4.
Serial (COM1) port
2-26
5.
Video Graphics Adapter port
2-26
6.
LAN 1 (RJ-45) port
2-26
9.
LAN 2 (RJ-45) port
2-26
Chapter 2: Hardware information
Internal connectors
Page
1.
Serial ATA connectors
(7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4, SATA5, SATA6)
2-27
2.
Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1)
3.
USB connector (10-1 pin USB34, USB56; A-Type USB7)
2-28
4.
Thermal sensor cable connectors (3-pin TR1)
5.
CPU, front and rear fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN1, FRNT_FAN1, FRNT_FAN2, FRNT_FAN3,
REAR_FAN1)
6.
Serial General Purpose Input/Output connector (6-1 pin SGPIO1)
7.
Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM2)
8.
TPM connector (20-1-pin TPM)
9.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR1, 8-pin EATX12V1)
10.
System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL1)
11.
Auxiliary panel connector (20-2 pin AUX_PANEL1)
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2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA1155 socket designed for the
Intel® Xeon E3-1200/Core™ i3-2100 processor.
2.3.1
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, ensure that the PnP cap is on
the socket and the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer
immediately if the PnP cap is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP
cap/socket contacts/motherboard components. ASUS will shoulder the cost
of repair only if the damage is shipment/transit-related.
•
Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes
with the cap on the LGA1155 socket.
•
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts
resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/
incorrect removal of the PnP cap.
Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
1.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
Before installing the CPU, ensure that the socket box is facing toward you and
the load lever is on your left.
2.
Press the load lever with your
thumb (A), and then move it to the
right (B) until it is released from the
retention tab.
To prevent damage to the socket
pins, do not remove the PnP cap
unless you are installing a CPU.
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Load lever
A
B
Retention tab
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3.
Lift the load lever in the direction
of the arrow until the load plate is
completely lifted.
Load plate
4.
Remove the PnP cap from the CPU
socket by lifting the tab only.
PnP cap
Cap tab
5.
Position the CPU over the socket,
ensuring that the gold triangle is on
the bottom‑left corner of the socket,
and then fit the socket alignment
keys into the CPU notches.
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!
CPU notches
Gold
triangle
mark
Alignment keys
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6.
Apply some Thermal Interface
Material to the exposed area of
the CPU that the heatsink will be
in contact with, ensuring that it is
spread in an even thin layer.
Some heatsinks come with preapplied thermal paste. If so, skip
this step.
The Thermal Interface Material is
toxic and inedible. DO NOT eat it.
If it gets into your eyes or touches
your skin, wash it off immediately,
and seek professional medical
help.
7.
Close the load plate (A), and then
push down the load lever (B),
ensuring that the front edge of the
load plate slides under the retention
knob (C).
B
A
C
8.
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Insert the load lever under the
retention tab.
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2.3.2
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan
The Intel LGA1155 processor requires a specially designed heatsink and fan
assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
®
•
When you buy a boxed Intel® processor, the package includes the CPU fan
and heatsink assembly. If you buy a CPU separately, ensure that you use
only Intel®‑certified multi‑directional heatsink and fan.
•
Your Intel® LGA1155 heatsink and fan assembly comes in a push-pin
design and requires no tool to install.
•
Use an LGA1155-compatible CPU heatsink and fan assembly only. The
LGA1155 socket is incompatible with the LGA775 and LGA1366 sockets in
size and dimension.
If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, ensure that the
Thermal Interface Material is properly applied to the CPU heatsink or CPU
before you install the heatsink and fan assembly.
Ensure that you have installed the motherboard to the chassis before you install
the CPU fan and heatsink assembly.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
2.
Place the heatsink on top of the
installed CPU, making sure that the
four fasteners match the holes on
the motherboard.
A
B
B
Push down two fasteners at a time
in a diagonal sequence to secure
the heatsink and fan assembly in
place.
A
A
B
1
B
A
1
Orient the heatsink and fan assembly such that the CPU fan cable is closest to
the CPU fan connector.
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3.
Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled
CPU_FAN1.
DO NOT forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors
can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
2.3.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan:
A
1. Disconnect the CPU fan cable from
the connector on the motherboard.
2.
3.
4.
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Rotate each fastener
counterclockwise.
Pull up two fasteners at a time in
a diagonal sequence to disengage
the heatsink and fan assembly from
the motherboard.
A
B
B
A
B
B
A
Carefully remove the heatsink and fan assembly from the motherboard.
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2.3.4
Installing the CPU heatsink in rack
The Intel 1155 processor requires a specially designed heatsink to ensure
optimum thermal condition and performance.
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•
Ensure that you use qualified heatsink assembly only.
Ensure that you have applied the thermal interface material to the top of the
CPU before installing the heatsink and fan.
1.
Peel off the sticker on the heatsink metal plate and affix the plate to the back
of the motherboard, matching the standoffs to the heatsink screw holes.
2.
Use a Phillips screwdriver to tighten the four heatsink screws in a diagonal
sequence.
Ensure that the heatsink is not skewed or tilted, otherwise the CPU will overheat.
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2.4
System memory
2.4.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory
Modules (DIMM) sockets.
A DDR3 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR2 DIMM but is
notched differently to prevent installation on a DDR2 DIMM socket. DDR3 modules
are developed for better performance with less power consumption.
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR3 DIMM sockets:
2.4.2
Memory Configurations
You may install 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB, 8GB Unbuffered with ECC DDR3 DIMMs into
the DIMM sockets using the memory configurations in this section.
UDIMM
DIMM Slot DIMM Populated DIMM Type
Speed
Rank per DIMM
Per Channel per Channel
2
1
Unbuffered DDR3 ECC 1066/1333 Single Rank,
Dual Rank
2
2
Unbuffered DDR3 ECC 1066/1333 Single Rank,
Dual Rank
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Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules from the
same vendor.
•
Install the DDR to the A2 or B2 (orange slot) when installing only one
memory module to the motherboard.
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2.4.3
Installing a DIMM
Ensure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other
system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to both the
motherboard and the components.
1.
2.
DIMM notch
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 DIMM slot key on the
socket.
1
2
1
DIMM slot key
Unlocked retaining clip
A DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. DO NOT force
a DIMM into a socket in the wrong direction to avoid damaging the DIMM.
3.
Hold the DIMM by both of its
ends, then insert the DIMM
vertically into the socket. Apply
force to both ends of the DIMM
simultaneously until the retaining
clips snap back into place, and
the DIMM cannot be pushed
in any further to ensure proper
sitting of the DIMM.
3
3
Locked Retaining Clip
Always insert the DIMM into the socket VERTICALLY to prevent DIMM notch
damage.
2.4.4
1.
2.
Removing a DIMM
Simultaneously press the
retaining clips outward to unlock
the DIMM.
2
Remove the DIMM from the
socket.
1
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.
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2.5
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following subsections
describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Ensure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards.
Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard
components.
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with
it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a
chassis).
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw
for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
Replace the system cover.
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure the 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.
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2.5.3
Interrupt assignments
Standard Interrupt assignments
IRQ
Priority
Standard function
1
2
Keyboard Controller
0
2
3*
4*
5*
6
7*
8
9*
10*
11*
12*
13
14*
15*
1
-
11
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
System Timer
Programmable Interrupt
Communications Port (COM2)
Communications Port (COM1)
--
Floppy Disk Controller
--
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
ACPI Mode when used
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
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2.5.4
PCI Express x8 slot (x4 link)
The onboard PCI Express x8 slot provides one x4 link to C202. This slot supports
various server class high performance add-on cards.
2.5.5
PCI Express x16 slot (x16 link)
The onboard PCI Express x16 slot provides x16 link to CPU. This slot supports
VGA cards and various server class high performance add-on cards.
2.5.6
PCI Express x1 slots (x1 link)
The onboard PCI Express x1 slots provide x1 link to C202. This slot supports VGA
cards and various server class high performance add-on cards.
2.5.7
PCI slots
The PCI slots support cards such as a LAN card, USB card, and other cards that
comply with PCI 2.3 specifications.
PCIEx16 slot
(x16 link)
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PCIEx1 slots
(x1 link)
PCIEx8 slot
(x4 link)
PCI slots
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2.5.8
Connecting the thermal sensor cable
Follow the steps below to connect the thermal sensor cable to the connector on
your motherboard.
1.
Locate the TR1 connector on the
motherboard.
2.
Connect the thermal sensor cable to
the connector.
3.
Place the other end of the thermal sensor cable to the device you would like
to monitor temperature.
The photos above are for reference only. Follow the main layout in previous
section to locate the TR1 connector on your motherboard.
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2.6
1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS.
You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters
by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery
powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include system setup information such
as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. 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.
3. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
4. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup
to re-enter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper
default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and move the
jumper again to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After the CMOS clearance,
reinstall the battery.
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2.
VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_SW1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the onboard VGA controller. Set
to pins 1–2 to activate the VGA feature.
R1.0x
R2.0x
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3.
CPU Fan and Chassis Fan control setting
(3-pin CPUFAN_SEL1, CHAFAN_SEL1)
These jumpers allow you to switch for fan pin selection. The CPUFAN_SEL1
jumper is for the CPU fan control and the CHAFAN_SEL1 jumper is for the front
fans and rear fans control. Set to pins 1–2 when using 4-pin fans or pins 2–3
when using 3-pin fans.
4.
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If you use a 4-pin fan but set the jumper to pin 2-3, the fan you installed may
not work.
•
If you use a 3-pin fan but set the jumper for a 4-pin fan, the fan control will not
work and the fan you installed will always run at full speed.
LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_SW1, LAN_SW2)
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard Intel® 82574L
Gigabit LAN controllers. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the Gigabit LAN feature.
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5.
Force BIOS recovery setting (3-pin RECOVERY1) (R1.0x only)
This jumper allows you to quickly update or recover the BIOS settings when it
becomes corrupted.
To update the BIOS (for R1.0x):
1. Prepare a USB flash disk that contains the original or latest BIOS for the
motherboard (XXXXXX.ROM) and the BUPDATER.EXE utility.
2. Set the jumper to pins 2–3.
3. Insert the USB flash and turn on the system to update the BIOS.
4. Shut down the system.
5. Set the jumper back to pins 1–2.
6. Turn on the system.
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Connectors
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors
1.
PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
3.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
4.
Serial (COM1) port. This 9-pin communication port is for pointing devices or
other serial devices.
Video Graphics Adapter port. This port is for a VGA monitor or other VGAcompatible devices.
2.
5.
6.
7.
PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
LAN 1 (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 2 (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 LED
Speed LED
OFF
OFF
Status
Description
GREEN
Linked
BLINKING
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No link
Data activity
Status
Description
ORANGE
100 Mbps connection
GREEN
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
10 Mbps connection
1 Gbps connection
LAN port
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2.7.2
1.
Internal connectors
Serial ATA connectors
(7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4, SATA5, SATA6)
Supported by the Intel® C202 chipset, these connectors are for the Serial ATA
signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk drives that allows up to 3Gb/s of data
transfer rate.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, RAID 1,
RAID 10, or RAID 5 configuration.
The actual data transfer rate depends on the speed of Serial ATA hard disks
installed.
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3.
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Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1)
This LED connector is for the storage add-on card cable connected to
the SATA or SAS add-on card. The read or write activities of any device
connected to the SATA or SAS add-on card causes the front panel LED to
light up.
USB connector (10-1 pin USB34, USB56; A-Type USB7)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cables to
connectors USB34 and USB56, then install the modules 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.
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4.
5.
Thermal sensor cable connectors (3-pin TR1)
This connector is for temperature monitoring. Connect the thermal sensor
cable to this connector and place the other end to the device, which you want
to monitor temperature.
Parallel port connector (26-1 pin LPT1)
This connector is for a parallel port. Connect the parallel 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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6.
CPU, front and rear fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN1, FRNT_FAN1, FRNT_FAN2, FRNT_FAN3, REAR_FAN1)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA–740 mA (8.88 W max.)
or a total of 3.15 A–6.66 A (53.28 W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan cables to
the fan connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the black wire of each
cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
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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!
•
All fans feature the ASUS Smart Fan technology.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
7.
8.
Serial General Purpose Input/Output connector (6-1 pin SGPIO1)
This connector is used for the SGPIO peripherals for the Intel Rapid Storage
Technology RAID SATA LED.
Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM2)
This connector is for the serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module
cable to one of these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at
the back of the system chassis.
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TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
This connector supports a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which can
securely store keys, digital certificates, passwords, and data. A TPM system
also helps enhance network security, protects digital identities, and ensures
platform integrity.
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10. ATX power connectors
(24-pin EATXPWR1, 8-pin EATX12V1)
These connectors are for an 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.
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DO NOT forget to connect the 24+8-pin power plugs; otherwise, the system
will not boot up.
•
Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when configuring
a system with more power-consuming devices. The system may become
unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate.
•
This motherboard supports ATX2.0 PSU or later version.
•
Ensure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum
power required by your system.
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11. System panel connector (20-pin PANEL1)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
1. System power LED (3-pin PLED)
This 3-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis
power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up
when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in
sleep mode.
2. Message LED (2-pin MLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the message LED cable that connects to
the front message LED. The message LED is controlled by Hardware
monitor to indicate an abnormal event occurance.
3. System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning
speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
4. Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin HDDLED)
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.
5. Power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power
button turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode
depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for more
than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
6. Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system
reboot without turning off the system power.
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12. Auxiliary panel connector (20-pin AUX_PANEL1)
This connector is for additional front panel features including front panel
SMB, locator LED and switch, chassis intrusion, and LAN LEDs.
1. Front panel SMB (6-1 pin FPSMB)
These leads connect the front panel SMBus cable.
2. LAN activity LED (2-pin LAN1_LED, LAN2_LED)
These leads are for Gigabit LAN activity LEDs on the front panel.
3. Chassis intrusion (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
These leads are for the intrusion detection feature for chassis with
intrusion sensor or microswitch. When you remove any chassis
component, the sensor triggers and sends a high-level signal to these
leads to record a chassis intrusion event. The default setting is short
CASEOPEN and GND pin by jumper cap to disable the function.
4. Locator LED (2-pin LOCATORLED1 and 2-pin LOCATORLED2)
These leads are for the locator LED1 and LED2 on the front panel.
Connect the Locator LED cables to these 2-pin connector. The LEDs will
light up when the Locator button is pressed.
5. Locator Button/Swich (2-pin LOCATORBTN)
These leads are for the locator button on the front panel. This button
queries the state of the system locator.
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This chapter describes the power up
sequence, and ways of shutting down the
system.
Chapter 3:
3
Powering up
3
Chapter summary
3.1
3.2
Starting up for the first time......................................................... 3-3
Powering off the computer........................................................... 3-4
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Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
2.
Be sure that all switches are off.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system
chassis.
4.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge
protector.
5.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
b. External storage devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
6.
7.
a. Monitor
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-test 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 <Del> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 4.
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3.2
Powering off the computer
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function
If you are using Windows® 2008 Server:
1. Click the Start button, move the cursor to the triangle on the right of Log off,
and then click Shut Down.
2. From the Shutdown Event Tracker, select the option that best describes
why you want to shut down the computer.
3.
Ensure that the Planned check box is checked.
4.
If necessary, key in comments.
5.
Click OK.
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.
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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.
Chapter 4:
4
BIOS setup
4
Chapter summary
4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 4-3
4.3
Main menu................................................................................... 4-10
4.2
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.9
BIOS setup program..................................................................... 4-7
Event Logs menu........................................................................ 4-12
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-14
Monitor menu.............................................................................. 4-26
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-27
Tool menu.................................................................................... 4-29
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-29
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Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic
Input/Output System (BIOS) setup:
1.
2.
3.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 (To recover the BIOS using a bootable USB flash
disk drive when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.)
ASUS EZ Flash 2 (Updates the BIOS using a USB flash disk.)
BUPDATER utility (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable USB
flash disk drive.)
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable USB flash
disk drive in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original
motherboard BIOS using the BUPDATER utility.
4.1.1
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore
the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can
update a corrupted BIOS file using a USB flash drive that contains the updated
BIOS file.
Prepare a USB flash drive containing the updated motherboard BIOS before
using this utility.
Recovering the BIOS from a USB flash drive
To recover the BIOS from a USB flash drive:
1.
2.
Insert the USB flash drive with the original or updated BIOS file to one USB
port on the system.
The utility will automatically recover the BIOS. It resets the system when the
BIOS recovery finished.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while recovering the BIOS! Doing so
would cause system boot failure!
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard.
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file.
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4.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash Utility
The ASUS EZ Flash Utility feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to
use a DOS‑based utility.
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS from the ASUS
website at www.asus.com.
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash Utility
1.
2.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port.
Enter the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select ASUS EZ
Flash Utility and press <Enter> to enable it.
Exit
ASUSTek EZ Flash BIOS ROM Utility V00.75
Flash Info
MODEL: P8B-E-4L
VER: 0303
DATE: 12/31/2010
fs0:\
Drive
Folder Info
fs0:\
fs1:\
12/09/10
10:23p
4194304
P8B-E-4L.ROM
File Infor
MODEL:
VER:
DATE:
Help Info
[Enter] Select or Load
3.
4.
5.
6.
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[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/PageUp/PageDown/Home/End] Move
[Esc] Exit
[F2] Backup
Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive field.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the
latest BIOS, and then press <Enter>.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file, and then press <Enter>
to perform the BIOS update process. Reboot the system when the update
process is done.
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•
This function can support devices such as a USB flash 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!
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and
stability. Press <F5> and select Yes to load the BIOS default settings.
4.1.3
BUPDATER utility
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS screen
displays may not be the same as shown.
The BUPDATER utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment
using a bootable USB flash disk drive with the updated BIOS file.
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the BUPDATER utility:
1.
2.
3.
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com and download the latest BIOS file
for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable USB flash disk drive.
Copy the BUPDATER utility (BUPDATER.exe) from the ASUS support
website at support.asus.com to the bootable USB flash disk drive you created
earlier.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt, type:
BUPDATER /i[filename].ROM
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable USB
flash disk drive, then press <Enter>.
A:\>BUPDATER /i[file name].ROM
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The utility verifies the file, then starts updating the BIOS file.
ASUSTek BIOS Update for DOS V1.06 (09/08/04)
FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L1605A
Current ROM
BOARD: P8B-X
VER: 0201
DATE: 12/01/2010
Update ROM
BOARD: P8B-X
VER: 0202
DATE: 12/09/2010
PATH: WARNING! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Note
Writing BIOS:
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent
system boot failure!
5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is
completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
The BIOS update is finished! Please restart your system.
C:\>
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4.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can update
using the provided utility described in section 4.1 Managing and updating your
BIOS.
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring
your system, or prompted to “Run Setup.” This section explains how to configure
your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change the
configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can enable the
security password feature or change the power management settings. This
requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup program so that the
computer can recognize these changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the
firmware chip.
The firmware 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.
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The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most conditions
to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes unstable after
changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings to ensure system
compatibility and stability. Press <F5> and select Yes to load the BIOS
default settings.
•
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
Configuration fields
General help
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BIOS Version
Build Date
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01/05/2011
Set the Date, Use Tab to
switch between Data elements.
CPU Information
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31230 @ 3.20GHz
Memory Information
Total Memory
1024 MB
System Date
System Time
Access Level
[Mon 01/17/2011]
[15:07:28]
Administrator
Security
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↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Submenu item
4.2.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Event Logs
Advanced
For changing the basic system configuration
For changing the event log settings
For changing the advanced system settings
MonitorFor displaying the system temperature, power status, and
changing the fan settings
Boot
Tool
Exit
For changing the system boot configuration
For configuring options for special functions
For selecting the exit options
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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4.2.3
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 (Event Logs, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on the menu
bar have their respective menu items.
4.2.4
Submenu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a
submenu. To display the submenu, select the item and press <Enter>.
4.2.5
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for the BIOS
setup program. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change
the settings.
4.2.6
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item.
4.2.7
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 and press <Enter> to display a list of options.
4.2.8
Pop-up window
Select a menu item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the
configuration options for that item.
4.2.9
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that
do not fit on the screen. Press the Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> /<Page
Down> keys to display the other items on the screen.
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4.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears. The
Main menu provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows
you to set the system date, time, language, and security settings.
Main
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BIOS Information
BIOS Version
Build Date
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01/05/2011
Set the Date, Use Tab to
switch between Data elements.
CPU Information
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31230 @ 3.20GHz
Memory Information
Total Memory
1024 MB
System Date
System Time
Access Level
[Mon 01/17/2011]
[15:07:28]
Administrator
Security
4.3.1
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
4.3.2
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
4.3.3
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
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Password Description
If ONLY the Administrator's password is set,
then this only limits access to Setup and is
only asked for when entering Setup
If ONLY the User's password is set, then this
is a power on password and must be entered to
boot or enter Setup. In Setup the User will
have Administrator rights
Administrator Password
User Password
Set Setup Administrator
Password
Not Installed
Not Installed
Administrator Password
User Password
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•
If you have forgotten your BIOS password, erase the CMOS Real Time
Clock (RTC) RAM to clear the BIOS password. See section 2.6 Jumpers
for information on how to erase the RTC RAM.
•
The Administrator or User Password items on top of the screen show
the default Not Installed. After you set a password, these items show
Installed.
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Administrator Password
If you have set an administrator password, we recommend that you enter the
administrator password for accessing the system. Otherwise, you might be able to
see or change only selected fields in the BIOS setup program.
To set an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
To change an administrator password:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then
press <Enter>.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press
<Enter>.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps as in changing an
administrator password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the
password. After you clear the password, the Administrator Password item on top
of the screen shows Not Installed.
User Password
If you have set a user password, you must enter the user password for accessing
the system. The User Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not
Installed. After you set a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a user password:
1.
2.
3.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press
<Enter>.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change a user password:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then
press <Enter>.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press
<Enter>.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the user password, follow the same steps as in changing a user password,
but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear
the password, the User Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
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4.4
Event Logs menu
The Event Logs menu items allow you to change the event log settings and view
the system event logs.
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Change Smbios Event Log Settings
View Smbios Event Log
Press <Enter> to change the
Smbios Event Log configuration.
Change Smbios Event Log Settings
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Enabling/Disabling Options
Smbios Event Log
[Enabled]
Erasing Settings
Erase Event Log
When Log is Full
Change this to enable or
disable all features of Smbios
Event Logging during boot.
[No]
[Do Nothing]
Smbios Event Log Standard Settings
MECI 1
METW 60
Custom Options
Log OEM Codes
Convert OEM Codes
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
NOTE: All values changed here do not take effect
until computer is restarted.
Smbios Event Log [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable all features of Smbios event logging.
Configuration option: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Erase Event Log [No]
Allows you to select the options for erasing Smbios event log.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes, Next reset] [Yes, Every reset]
When Log is Full [Do Nothing]
Allows you to select the options for reaction when the event logs are full.
Configuration options: [Do Nothing] [Erase Immediately]
MECI [xx]
Allows you to adjust value for the MECI (Multiple Event Count Increment),
which is the number of occurrences of a duplicate event that must pass
before the multiple-event counter associated with log entry is updated. Use
the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 1 to 255.
METW [xx]
Allows you to adjust value for the METW (Multiple Event Time Window),
which is the number of minutes that must pass between duplicate log entries
which utilize a multiple-event counter. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the
value. The values range from 0 to 99.
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Log OEM Codes [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the logging of EFI status codes as OEM
codes. Configuration option: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Convert OEM Codes [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the converting of EFI status codes to standard
Smbios types. Configuration option: [Disabled] [Enabled]
View Smbios Event Log
Press <Enter> to view the Smbios event logs.
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4.5
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other
system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
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ACPI Settings
Trusted Computing
WHEA Configuration
CPU Configuration
North Bridge
South Bridge
SATA Configuration
Intel TXT(LT) Configuration
USB Configuration
Onboard Devices Configuration
APM
Serial Port Console Redirection
4.5.1
System ACPI Parameters
ACPI Settings
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Enable ACPI Auto Configuration [Disabled]
ACPI Sleep State
[S3 (Suspend to RAM)]
Enables or Disables BIOS ACPI
Auto Configuration.
Enable ACPI Auto Configuration [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable ACPI Auto Configuration.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ACPI Sleep State [S3 (Suspend to RAM)]
Allows you to set the ACPI Sleep State.
Configuration options: [Suspend Disabled] [S1 (CPU Stop Clock)] [S3 (Suspend to
RAM)]
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4.5.2
Trusted Computing
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Advanced
TPM Configuration
TPM SUPPORT
[Disabled]
Current TPM Status Information
NO TPM Hardware
Enables or Disables TPM
support. O.S. will not show
TPM. Reset of platform is
required.
TPM SUPPORT [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the TPM support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.5.3
WHEA Configuration
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WHEA Support
[Enabled]
Enable or disable Windows
Hardware Error Architecture.
WHEA Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Windows Hardware Error Architecture support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5.4
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects. Some items may not appear if your CPU does not support
the related functions.
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Includes TM1, TM2 and EMTTM
CPU Configuration
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E31230 @ 3.20GHz
EM64
Processor Speed
Processor Stepping
Microcode Revision
L1 CACHE
L2 CACHE
L3 CACHE
Processor Cores
Intel HT Technology
CPU Current Ratio
Supported
3200 MHz
206a7
d
256 KB
1024 KB
8192 KB
4
Supported
32
Intel Adaptive Thermal Monitor
Hyper-threading
Active Processor Cores
Limit CPUID Maximum
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Virtualization Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technolog
Turbo Mode
CPU C1E
CPU C3 Report
CPU C6 Report
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[All]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select Item
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save & Exit
ESC: Exit
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Factory long duration power limit
Long duration power limit
0
Factory long duration maintained
Long duration maintained
0
Recommended short duration power 1
Short duration power limit
0
80 Watts
1000 ms
1.1*Long Duration
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Intel Adaptive Thermal Monitor [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU thermal monitor function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hyper-threading [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel Hyper-Threading Technology function.
When disabled, only one thread per activated core is enabled.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Active Processor Cores [All]
Allows you to choose the number of CPU cores to activate in each processor
package. Configuration options: [All] [1] [2] [3]
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Limit CPUID Maximum [Disabled]
Setting this item to [Enabled] allows legacy operating systems to boot even without
support for CPUs with extended CPUID functions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the No-Execution Page Protection Technology.
Setting this item to [Disabled] forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero (0).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel Virtualization Tech [Enabled]
The Intel® Virtualization Technology allows a hardware platform to run multiple
operating systems separately and simultaneously, enabling one system to virtually
function as several systems. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology (EIST).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
This item appears only when you set the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
item to [Enabled] and allows you to enable or disable the Intel® Turbo Mode
Technology. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU C1E [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the C1E support function. This item should be enabled in
order to enable the Enhanced Halt State.
Disables this function.
CPU C3 Report [Enabled]
Allows you to disable or enable the CPU C3 report to OS.
CPU C6 Report [Enabled]
Allows you to disable or enable the CPU C6 report to OS.
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4.5.5
North Bridge
The North Bridge is built in the CPU.
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Low MMIO resources align at
64MB/1024MB
Memory Information
TOTAL Memory
1024 MB
DIMM_A0
DIMM_A1
DIMM_B0
DIMM_B1
Low MMIO Align
DMI Gen2
VT-d
Initate Graphic Adapter
0 MB (DDR3
1024 MB (DDR3
0 MB (DDR3
0 MB (DDR3
[64M]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[PEG/PCI]
1333)
1333)
1333)
1333)
Low MMIO Align [64M]
Allows you to select the options for the Low MMIO Align.
Configuration options: [64M] [1024M]
DMI Gen2 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the DMI Gen2.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
VT-d [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the VT-d.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Initiate Graphic Adapter [PEG/PCI]
Allows you to decide which graphics controller to use as the primary boot device.
Configuration options: [PCI/PEG] [PEG/PCI]
4.5.6
South Bridge
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SB Chipset Configuration
High Precision Event Timer Configuration
High Precision Timer
[Enabled]
Enabled/disabled the High
Precision Event Timer.
High Precision Timer [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the High Precision Event Timer.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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4.5.7
SATA Configuration
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA
devices. The SATA Port items show Not Present if no SATA device is installed to
the corresponding SATA port.
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SATA Configuration
SATA Mode
Serial-ATA Controller 0
Serial-ATA Controller 1
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check
[IDE Mode]
[Enhanced]
[Enhanced]
[Enabled]
SATA Port1
ST3160812AS (160.0GB)
SATA Port2
ST3160812AS (160.0GB)
SATA Port3
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SATA Port4
Not Present
SATA Port5
Not Present
SATA Port6
Not Present
(1) IDE Mode. (2) AHCI Mode.
(3) RAID Mode.
SATA Mode [IDE Mode]
Allows you to set the SATA configuration.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [IDE Mode] [AHCI Mode] [RAID Mode]
•
If you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as Parallel ATA physical
storage devices, keep the default setting [IDE Mode].
•
If you want the Serial ATA hard disk drives to use the Advanced Host
Controller Interface (AHCI), set this item to [AHCI Mode]. The AHCI allows
the onboard storage driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that
increases storage performance on random workloads by allowing the drive
to internally optimize the order of commands.
•
If you want to create RAID sets with LSI MegaRAID utility, or Intel® Matrix
Storage Technology from the Serial ATA hard disk drives, set this item to
[RAID Mode].
Serial-ATA Controller 0 [Enhanced]
This item appears only when you set the SATA Mode item to [IDE Mode]. Set to
[Enhanced] to support four SATA 3.0 Gb/s devices. Set to [Compatible] when using
Windows 98/NT/2000/MS-DOS. Up to four SATA devices are supported under
these operating systems.
Serial-ATA Controller 1 [Enhanced]
This item appears only when you set the SATA Mode item to [IDE Mode]. Set to
[Enhanced] to support two SATA 3.0 Gb/s devices.
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check [Enabled]
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitor
system. When read/write of your hard disk errors occur, this feature allows the hard
disk to report warning messages during the POST.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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4.5.8
Intel TXT(LT) Configuration
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Intel Trusted Execution Technology Configuration
Intel TXT support only can be enabled/disabled if SMX
is enabled. VT and VT-d support must also be enabled
prior to TXT.
Secure Mode Extensions (SMX)
Enabled
Intel TXT(LT) Support
[Disabled]
Enables Legacy USB support.
AUTO option disables legacy
support if no USB devices are
connected. DISABLE option will
keep USB devices available
only for EFI applications.
Intel TXT(LT) Support [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT)
feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The Intel TXT(LT) Support item requires a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to
be installed on the motherboard to enable.
4.5.9
USB Configuration
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USB Configuration
USB Devices
1 Mouse, 2 Hubs
Legacy USB Support
EHCI Hand-off
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables Legacy USB support.
AUTO option disables legacy
support if no USB devices are
connected. DISABLE option will
keep USB devices available
only for EFI applications.
USB hardware delays and time-out:
USB transfer time-out
[20 sec]
Device reset time-out
[20 sec]
Device power-up delay
[Auto]
The USB Devices item shows the auto-detected values. If no USB device is
detected, the item shows None.
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. Setting to [Auto]
allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. If detected, the
USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy
USB support is disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
EHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
Enables or disables the BIOS EHCI hand-off support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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USB transfer time-out [20 sec]
Allows you to select the USB transfer time-out value.
Configuration options: [1 sec] [5 sec] [10 sec] [20 sec]
Device reset time-out [20 sec]
Allows you to select the USB device reset time-out value.
Configuration options: [10 sec] [20 sec] [30 sec] [40 sec]
Device power-up delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
Device power-up delay in seconds [XX]
This item appears only when you set the Device power-up delay item to [manual].
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 1 to 40 with a
one-second interval.
4.5.10
Onboard Devices Configuration
The Onboard Devices Configuration menu items allow you to change the advanced
settings for onboard devices.
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Azalia HD Audio
[Enabled]
INTEL W82574L OpROM1
[PXE]
INTEL W82574L OpROM2
[PXE]
Serial Port 1 Configuration
Serial Port 2 Configuration
Parallel Port Configuration
Launch Intel PXE OpROM
Azalia HD Audio [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Azalia HD audio.
INTEL W82574L OpROM1/OpROM2 [PXE]
Allows you to select the options for the OptionRom of the Intel LAN controllers.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [PXE] [iSCSI]
Serial Port 1/2 Configuration
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the serial port 1/2 configuration.
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Serial Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the serial port (COM).
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Change Settings [Auto]
Allows you to select the serial port base address.
Configuration options: [Auto] [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4]
[IO=3F8h: IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12]
[IO=2F8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12]
[IO=3E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12]
[IO=2E8h; IRQ=3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12]
Parallel Port Configuration
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the parallel port configuration.
Parallel Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the parallel port (LPT/LPTE).
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Change Settings [Auto]
Allows you to select an optimal setting for the super IO device.
Configuration options: [Auto] [IO=378h; IRQ=5]
[IO=378h: IRQ=5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12] [IO=278h; IRQ=5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12]
[IO=3BCh; IRQ=5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12]
Device Mode [STD Printer Mode]
Allows you to select the printer port mode.
Configuration options: [STD Printer mode] [SPP Mode] [EPP-1.9 and SPP
Mode] [EPP-1.7 and SPP Mode] [ECP Mode] [ECP and EPP 1.9 Mode] [ECP
and EPP 1.7 Mode]
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APM
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Advanced
Restrore AC
EuP Ready
Power On By
Power On By
Power On By
Power On By
Power Loss
PCI
PCIE
Ring
RTC
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Specify what state to go to
when power is re-applied after
a power failure (G3 state).
Restore AC Power Loss [Power Off]
When set to [Power Off], the system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
When set to [Power On], the system will reboot after an AC power loss. When set
to [Last State], the system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system
state was before the AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
EuP Ready [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], all other PME options will be switched off.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
This item is available on selected models.
Power On By PCI [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the PME to wake up from S5 by PCI devices.
Allows you to turn on the system through a PCI LAN or modem
card. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at
least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Power On By PCIE [Disabled]
[Disabled]Disables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
[Enabled]Enables the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
Power On By Ring [Disabled]
[Disabled]Disables Ring to generate a wake event.
[Enabled]Enables Ring to generate a wake event.
Power On By RTC [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
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Disables RTC to generate a wake event.
When set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date (Days) and
Hour/Minute/Second will become user-configurable with set
values.
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4.5.12
Serial Port Console Redirection
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Advanced
Redirection After BIOS POST
[Disabled]
COM1
Console Redirection
Console Redirection Settings
[Enabled]
COM2
Console Redirection
Console Redirection Settings
[Disabled]
Redirection After BIOS POST [Disabled]
Enables or disables the redirection after BIOS POST feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
COM1
Console Redirection [Enabled]
Enables or disables the console redirection feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Console Redirection Settings
This item becomes configurable only when you enable the Console Redirection
item. The settings specify how the host computer and the remote computer (which
the user is using) will exchange data. Both computers should have the same or
compatible settings.
Terminal Type [VT-UTF8]
Allows you to set the terminal type.
[VT100] ASCII char set.
[VT100+] Extends VT100 to support color, function keys, et.
[VT-UTF8]Uses UTF8 encoding to map Unicode chars onto 1 or more bytes
[ANSI] Extended ASCII char set
Bits per second [57600]
Selects serial port transmission speed. The speed must be matched on the
other side. Long or noisy lines may require lower speeds.
Configuration options: [9600] [19200] [38400] [57600] [115200]
Data Bits [8]
Configuration options: [7] [8]
Parity [None]
A parity bit can be sent with the data bits to detect some transmission errors.
[Mark] and [Space] parity do not allow for error detection.
[Even]
parity bit is 0 if the num of 1’s in the data bits is even
[Odd]
parity bit is 0 if num of 1’s in the data bits is odd
[Mark]
parity bit is always 1
[Space] parity bit is always 0
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Stop Bits [1]
Stop bits indicate the end of a serial data packet. (A start bit indicates the
beginning.) The standard setting is 1 stop bit. Communication with slow
devices may require more than 1 stop bit. Configuration options: [1] [2]
Flow Control [Hardware RTS/CTS]
Flow control can prevent data loss from buffer overflow. When sending data,
if the receiving buffers are full, a stop signal can be sent to stop the data flow.
Once the buffers are empty, a start signal can be sent to re-start the flow.
Hardware flow control uses two wires to send start/stop signals.
Configuration options: [None] [Hardware RTS/CTS]
Recorder Mode [Disabled]
With this mode enabled only text will be sent. This is to capture Terminal data.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Legacy OS Redirction Resolution [80x24]
Configures the number of rows and columns supported on legacy OS.
Configuration options: [80x24] [80x25]
COM2
Console Redirection [Disabled]
Enables or disables the console redirection feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Console Redirection Settings
Please refer to the description of the Console Redirection Settings item under
COM1 for details.
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4.6
Monitor menu
The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you
to change the fan settings.
Main
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Event Logs Advanced Monitor Boot Tool Exit
CPU Temperature(PECI)
MB Temperature
TR1 Temperature
CPU FAN1 Speed
FRNT FAN1 Speed
FRNT FAN2 Speed
FRNT FAN3 Speed
REAR FAN1 Speed
FAN Speed Control
VCORE1
+3.3V
+5V
+12V
VBAT
+3VSB
+1.5V
[ +35ºC/ +94ºF]
[ +35ºC/ +94ºF]
[ N/A
]
[ 1305 RPM]
[ N/A
]
[ N/A
]
[ N/A
]
[ N/A
]
[Generic Mode]
[ +1.200 V ]
[ +3.360 V ]
[ +5.160 V ]
[ +12.384 V ]
[ +3.408 V ]
[ +3.422 V ]
[ +1.496 V ]
CPU/MB/TR1 Temperature �������������
[xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and
motherboard component temperatures. Select Ignore if you do not wish to display
the detected temperatures.
CPU FAN1 Speed; FRNT FAN1–3 Speed; REAR FAN1 Speed
[xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the speed of
CPU fans, front fans, and rear fan in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not
connected to the motherboard, the field shows N/A.
Fan Speed Control [Generic Mode]
Allows you to configure the ASUS Smart Fan feature that smartly adjusts the fan
speeds for more efficient system operation.
Configuration options: [Full Speed Mode] [High Density Mode] [Generic Mode]
[Whisper Mode]
VCORE1 Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, +5V Voltage, +12V Voltage,
VBAT Voltage, +3VSB Voltage, +1.5V ICHVoltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through
the onboard voltage regulators. Select Ignore if you do not want to detect this item.
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4.7
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.
Main
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Event Logs Advanced Monitor Boot Tool Exit
Setup Prompt Timeout
Bootup NumLock State
Full Screen Logo
Option ROM Messages
Interrupt 19 Capture
EFI Boot
Boot Device Seeking
3
[On]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Endless PXE]
Boot Option Priorities
Boot Option #1
[IBA GE Slot 0200 v...]
Number of seconds to wait for
setup activation key.
65535(0xFFFF) means indefinite
waiting.
Boot Override
IBA GE Slot 0200 v1324
IBA GE Slot 0300 v1324
Network Device BBS Priorities
Setup Prompt Timeout [xx]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the number of seconds to wait for setup
activation key.
Bootup NumLock State [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]
Allows you to set the display mode for Options ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Enabled]
Allows Option ROMs to trap interrupt 19.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
EFI Boot [Disabled]
Enables or disables EFI Boot.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Boot Device Seeking [Endless PXE]
[Endless PXE] Continuous seek remote boot image until boot image found or user
abort (press Ctrl+Alt+Del).
[Normal]
Seek remote boot image once then stop.
Boot Option Priorities
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.
•
To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS
Logo appears.
•
To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, do any of the following:
- Press <F5> when ASUS Logo appears.
- Press <F8> after POST.
Boot Override
These items displays the available devices. The number of device items that
appears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system.
Click an item to start booting from the selected device.
Network Device BBS Priorities
Set the booting order of network devices.
Boot Option #1/#2 [IBA GE Slot 0200 v1324]
Configuration options: [IBA GE Slot 0200 v1324] [IBA GE Slot 0300 v1324]
[Disabled]
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Tool menu
The Tool menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the submenu.
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Event Logs Advanced Monitor Boot Tool Exit
ASUS EZ Flash Utility
Be used to update BIOS
ASUS EZ Flash Utility
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Enter>. Check section 4.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility for details.
4.9
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Main
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Event Logs Advanced Monitor Boot Tool Exit
Save Changes & Reset
Discard Changes & Exit
Reset the system after saving
the changes.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options
from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Save Changes & Reset
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit
menu to ensure the values you selected are saved. When you select this option or
if you press <F10>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to save changes
and exit.
Discard Changes & Exit
This option allows you to exit the Setup program without saving your changes.
When you select this option or if you press <Esc>, a confirmation window appears.
Select Yes to discard changes and exit.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
This option allows you to attempt to launch the EFI Shell application (shellx64.efi)
from one of the available filesystem devices.
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This chapter provides instructions for
setting up, creating, and configuring RAID
sets using the available utilities.
5
RAID
configuration
5
Chapter summary
5.1
5.2
Setting up RAID............................................................................. 5-3
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM Utility................ 5-5
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5.1
Setting up RAID
The motherboard comes with the Intel® C202 controller that supports the following
SATA RAID solutions:
•
Intel Rapid Storage Technology with RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, and RAID 5
support (for Windows OS only).
5.1.1
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 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.
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.
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•
If you want to boot the system from a hard disk drive included in a created
RAID set, copy first the RAID driver from the support DVD to a floppy disk
before you install an operating system to the selected hard disk drive.
•
Please refer to chapter 2 for how to select the RAID configuration utility.
Move the jumper to choose Intel® Rapid RAID.
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5.1.2
Installing hard disk drives
The motherboard supports Serial ATA for RAID set configuration. For optimal
performance, install identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating
a disk array.
To install the SATA hard disks for RAID configuration:
1.
2.
3.
Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays following the instructions in the
system user guide.
Connect a SATA signal cable to the signal connector at the back of each drive
and to the SATA connector on the motherboard.
Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive.
5.1.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS
You must set the RAID item in the BIOS Setup before you can create a RAID set
from SATA hard disk drives attached to the SATA connectors supported by
Intel® C202 chipset. To do this:
1.
Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
3.
Set SATA Mode to [RAID Mode]
2.
4.
Go to the Advanced Menu > SATA Configuration, then press <Enter>.
Press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS Setup.
Refer to Chapter 4 for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS
Setup.
5.1.4
RAID configuration utilities
Depending on the RAID connectors that you use, you can create a RAID set using
the utilities embedded in each RAID controller. For example, use the Intel® Rapid
Storage Technology if you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives on the Serial ATA
connectors supported by the Intel® C202 chipset.
Refer to the succeeding section for details on how to use the RAID configuration
utility.
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5.2Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
Option ROM Utilitys
The Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility allows you to create RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 10 (RAID 1+0), and RAID 5 set(s) from Serial ATA hard disk drives
that are connected to the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge.
To enter the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology option ROM utility:
1.
Install all the Serial ATA hard disk drives.
3.
During POST, press <Ctrl+I> to display the utility main menu.
2.
Turn on the system.
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - 10.1.0.1008
Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ MAIN MENU ]
1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
5. Exit
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Recovery Volume Options
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes:
None defined.
Physical Devices:
Port Drive Model
0
ST3160812AS
1
ST3160812AS
2
ST3160812AS
3
ST3160812AS
[↑↓]-Select
* = Data is Encrypted
Serial #
9LS0HJA4
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
9LS0BJ5H
[ESC]-Exit
Size
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
[ENTER]-Select Menu
The navigation keys at the bottom of the screen allow you to move through
the menus and select the menu options.
The RAID BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and
may not exactly match the items on your screen.
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5.2.1
Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume and press
<Enter>. The following screen appears.
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - 10.1.0.1008
Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Sync:
Volume0
RAID0(Stripe)
Select Disks
128KB
0.0
GB
N/A
Create Volume
[ HELP ]
Enter a unique volume name that has no special characters and is
16 characters or less.
[↑↓]Change
2.
3.
4.
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[ENTER]-Select
Enter a name for the RAID set and press <Enter>.
When the RAID Level item is selected, press the up/down arrow keys to
select a RAID level to create, and then press <Enter>.
When the Disks item is selected, press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives
you want to include in the RAID set. The SELECT DISKS screen appears.
[ SELECT DISKS ]
Port
0
1
2
3
Drive Model
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
Serial #
9LS0HJA4
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
9LS0BJ5H
Size
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Disk
Disk
Disk
Disk
Select 2 to 6 disks to use in creating the volume.
[↑↓]-Prev/Next [SPACE]-SelectDisk [ENTER]-Done
5.
5-6
Use the up/down arrow keys to select a drive, and then press <Space>
to select. A small triangle marks the selected drive. Press <Enter> after
completing your selection.
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6.
Use the up/down arrow keys to select the stripe size for the RAID array (for
RAID 0, 10 and 5 only), and then press <Enter>. The available stripe size
values range from 4 KB to 128 KB. The following are typical values:
RAID 0: 128KB
RAID 10: 64KB
RAID 5: 64KB
We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe size
for multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
7.
8.
When the Capacity item is selected, enter the RAID volume capacity that you
want and press <Enter>. The default value indicates the maximum allowed
capacity.
When the Create Volume item is selected, press <Enter>. The following
warning message appears.
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
9.
Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu, or <N> to
go back to the CREATE VOLUME menu.
5.2.2
Creating a Recovery set
To create a recovery set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume and press
<Enter>. The following screen appears.
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - 10.1.0.1008
Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Sync:
Volume0
RAID0(Stripe)
Select Disks
128KB
0.0
GB
N/A
Create Volume
[ HELP ]
Enter a unique volume name that has no special characters and is
16 characters or less.
[↑↓]Change
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[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[ENTER]-Select
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2.
3.
4.
Enter a name for the recovery set and press <Enter>.
When the RAID Level item is selected, press the up/down arrow keys to
select Recovery, and then press <Enter>.
When the Disks item is selected, press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives
you want to include in the recovery set. The SELECT DISKS screen appears.
[ SELECT DISKS ]
Port
0
1
2
3
Drive Model
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
Serial #
9LS0HJA4
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
9LS0BJ5H
Size
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Disk
Disk
Disk
Disk
Select 1 Master and 1 Recovery disk to create volume.
[↑↓]-Prev/Next [TAB]-(M)aster [SPACE]-(R)ecovery [ENTER]-Done
5.
6.
7.
Use the up/down arrow keys to select a drive, press <TAB> to select a Master
disk, and then press <SPACE> to select a Recovery disk. A small triangle
marks the selected drive. Press <Enter> after completing your selection.
When the Sync item is selected, use the up/down arrow keys to select a sync
option that you want and press <Enter>.
When the Create Volume item is selected, press <Enter>. The following
warning message appears.
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
8.
Press <Y> to create the recovery set and return to the main menu, or <N> to
go back to the CREATE VOLUME menu.
If a recovery set is created, you cannot add more RAID sets even when you
have more non-RAID disks installed in your system.
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5.2.3
Deleting a RAID set
Take caution when deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk
drives when you delete a RAID set.
To delete a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 2. Delete RAID Volume and press
<Enter>. The following screen appears.
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - 10.1.0.1008
Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ DELETE VOLUME MENU ]
Name
Volume0
Level
RAID0(Stripe)
Drives
2
Capacity
298.0GB
Status
Normal
Bootable
Yes
[ HELP ]
Deleting a volume will reset the disks to non-RAID.
WARNING: ALL DISK DATA WILL BE DELETED.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
[↑↓]-Select
2.
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[DEL]-Delete Volume
Use the up/down arrow keys to select the RAID set you want to delete, and
then press <Del>. The following warning message appears.
[ DELETE VOLUME VERIFICATION ]
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
Are you sure you want to delete volume “Volume0”? (Y/N):
3.
Press <Y> to delete the RAID set and return to the utility main menu, or press
<N> to return to the DELETE VOLUME menu.
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5.2.4
Resetting disks to Non-RAID
Take caution before you reset a RAID volume hard disk drive to non-RAID.
Resetting a RAID volume hard disk drive deletes all internal RAID structure on
the drive.
To reset a RAID set hard disk drive:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID and press
<Enter>. The following screen appears.
[ RESET RAID DATA ]
Resetting RAID disk will remove its RAID structures
and revert it to a non-RAID disk.
WARNING: Resetting a disk causes all data on the disk to be lost.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
Port Drive Model
0
ST3160812AS
1
ST3160812AS
Serial #
9LS0HJA4
9LS0F4HL
Size
149.0GB
149.0GB
Status
Member Disk
Member Disk
Select the disks that should be reset.
[↑↓]-Previous/Next
2.
3.
4.
5-10
[SPACE]-Selects [ENTER]-Selection Complete
Use the up/down arrow keys to select the RAID set drive(s) you want to reset,
and then press <Space> to select.
Press <Enter> to reset the RAID set drive(s). A confirmation message
appears.
Press <Y> to reset the drive(s) or press <N> to return to the utility main
menu.
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5.2.5
Recovery Volume Options
If you have created a recovery set, you can configure more recovery set options
following the descriptions in the section.
See section 5.3.2 Creating a Recovery set to create a recovery set before
continue.
To configure a recovery set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 4. Recovery Volume Options and press
<Enter>. The following screen appears.
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - 10.1.0.1008
Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ RECOVERY VOLUME OPTIONS ]
1.
2.
Enable Only Recovery Disk
Enable Only Master Disk
[ HELP ]
Enable Only Recovery Disk - enables recovery disk if available and
disables master disk.
Enable Only Master Disk - enables master disk if available and
disables recovery disk.
Actions will result in change from Continuous Update mode to On-Request.
[↑↓]-Select
2.
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[ENTER]-Select
Use the up/down arrow keys to select the option you want, and then press
<ENTER>. The SELECT RECOVERY VOLUME screen appears.
[ SELECT RECOVERY VOLUME ]
Name
Volume0
Level
Recovery(Cont.)
Capacity
149.0GB
Status
Normal
Bootable
Yes
Select a Recovery volume to do the operation.
[↑↓]-Up/Down [SPACE]-Selects [ENTER]-Done
3.
Use the up/down arrow keys to select a drive, and then press <Space>
to select. A small triangle marks the selected drive. Press <Enter> after
completing your selection and return to the utility main menu.
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5.2.6
Exiting the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology utility
To exit the utility:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 5. Exit, and then press <Enter>. The
following warning message appears.
[ CONFIRM EXIT ]
Are you sure you want to exit? (Y/N):
2.
Press <Y> to exit or press <N> to return to the utility main menu.
5.2.7
Rebuilding the RAID
This option is only for the RAID 1 set.
Rebuilding the RAID with other non-RAID disk
If any of the SATA hard disk drives included in the RAID 1 array failed, the system
displays the status of the RAID volume as “Degraded” during POST. You can
rebuild the RAID array with other installed non-RAID disks.
To rebuild the RAID with other non-RAID disk:
1.
2.
At the prompt, press <Ctrl> + <I> to enter the Intel Rapid Storage Technology
option ROM utility.
If there is a non-RAID SATA Hard Disk available, the utility will prompt to
rebuild the RAID. Press <Enter>, and then use up/down arrow keys to select
the destination disk or press <ESC> to exit.
[ DEGRADED VOLUME DETECTED ]
"Degraded" volume and disk available for rebuilding detected. Selecting
a disk initiates a rebuild. Rebuild completes in the operating system.
Select the port of destination disk for rebuilding (ESC to exit):
Port Drive Model
Serial #
Size
X
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XX.XGB
[↑↓]-Previous/Next
[ENTER]-Select
[ESC]-Exit
Select a destination disk with the same size as the original hard disk.
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3.
The utility immediately starts rebuilding after the disk is selected. The status
of the degraded RAID volume is changed to “Rebuild”.
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - 10.1.0.1008
Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ MAIN MENU ]
1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Recovery Volume Options
5. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes:
ID
Name
0
Volume0
Physical Devices:
Port Drive Model
1
ST3160812AS
2
ST3160812AS
5.
6.
7.
Strip
N/A
Serial #
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
Size
149.0GB
Size
149.0GB
149.0GB
* = Data is Encrypted
Status
Bootable
Rebuild
Yes
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Member Disk(0)
Member Disk(0)
Volumes with “Rebuild” status will be rebuilt within the operating system.
[↑↓]-Select
4.
Level
RAID1(Mirror)
[ESC]-Exit
[ENTER]-Select Menu
Exit Intel Rapid Storage Technology and reboot the system.
Under Microsoft® Windows OS, select Start > Programs > Intel Rapid
Storage > Intel Rapid Storage Console or click the Intel Rapid Storage
Technology tray icon to load the Intel Rapid Storage Manager utility.
From the View menu, select Advanced Mode to display the details of the
Intel Rapid Storage Console.
From the Volumes view option, select RAID volume to view the rebuilding
status. When finished, the status is changed to “Normal”.
Rebuilding the RAID with a new hard disk
If any of the SATA hard disk drives included in the RAID array failed, the system
displays the status of the RAID volume as “Degraded” during POST. You may
replace the disk drive and rebuild the RAID array.
To rebuild the RAID with a new hard disk:
1.
Remove the failed SATA hard disk and install a new SATA hard disk of the
same specification into the same SATA Port.
Select a destination disk with the same size as the original hard disk.
2.
Reboot the system and then follow the steps in section Rebuilding the RAID
with other non-RAID disk.
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5.2.8
Setting the Boot array in the BIOS Setup Utility
You can set the boot priority sequence in the BIOS for your RAID arrays when
creating multi-RAID using the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology.
To set the boot array in the BIOS:
Set at least one of the arrays bootable to boot from the hard disk.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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Reboot the system and press <Del> to enter the BIOS setup utility during
POST.
Go to the Boot menu and select the boot option priority.
Use up/down arrow keys to select the boot priority and press <Enter>. See
section 4.7 Boot menu for details.
From the Exit menu, select Save Changes & Exit, then press <Enter>.
When the confirmation window appears, select Yes, then press <Enter>.
Chapter 5: RAID configuration
This chapter provides the instructions
for installing the necessary drivers for
different system components.
Chapter 6:
6
Driver
installation
6
Chapter summary
6.1
RAID driver installation................................................................ 6-3
6.3
LAN driver installation................................................................ 6-11
6.2
6.4
6.5
Intel chipset device software installation................................... 6-9
VGA driver installation............................................................... 6-14
Management application and utilities installation................... 6-18
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6.1
RAID driver installation
After creating the RAID sets for your server system, you are now ready to install
an operating system to the independent hard disk drive or bootable array. This part
provides the instructions on how to install the RAID controller drivers during OS
installation.
6.1.1
Creating a RAID driver disk
The system does not include a floppy drive. You have to use a USB floppy drive
when creating a SATA RAID driver disk.
If you have created RAID sets with the LSI Software RAID configuration utility,
the boot priority of the SATA optical disk drive has to be manually adjusted.
Otherwise, the system will not boot from the connected SATA ODD.
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows® operating
system on a hard disk drive that is included in a RAID set. You can create a RAID
driver disk in DOS (using the Makedisk application in the support DVD).
To create a RAID driver disk in DOS environment
1.
Place the motherboard support DVD in the optical drive.
3.
Select the optical drive as the first boot priority to boot from the support DVD.
Save your changes, and then exit the BIOS Setup.
2.
4.
Restart the computer, and then enter the BIOS Setup.
Restart the computer. The Makedisk menu appears.
Create Driver Diskette Menu
C20x INTEL RAID Driver
Write DMI
FreeDOS command prompt
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5.
Use the arrow keys to select the type of RAID driver disk you want to create
and press <Enter> to enter the sub-menu.
C20x INTEL RAID Driver
C20x INTEL RAID Driver
Windows 32 bit(also support AHCI)
Windows 64 bit(also support AHCI)
Back
Exit
6.
7.
8.
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Locate the RAID driver and place a blank, high-density floppy disk to the
floppy disk drive.
Press <Enter>.
Follow screen instructions to create the driver disk.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
To create a RAID driver disk in Windows® environment
1. Start Windows®.
2. Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive.
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 support DVD.
3. Go to the Make disk menu, and then select the type of RAID driver disk you
want to create.
4. Insert a floppy disk into the USB floppy disk drive.
5. Follow succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid computer virus infection.
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6.1.2
Installing the RAID controller driver
Windows® Server OS
During Windows® Server OS installation
To install the RAID controller driver when installing Windows® Server OS:
1.
Boot the computer using the Windows® Server installation DVD. The
Windows® Server OS Setup starts.
Windows Setup
Press F6 if you need to install a third party SCSI or RAID driver...
2.
3.
Press <F6> when the message “Press F6 if you need to install a third party
SCSI or RAID driver...” appears at the bottom of the screen.
When prompted, press <S> to specify an additional device.
Windows Setup
Setup could not determine the type of one or more mass storage devices
installed in your system, or you have chosen to manually specify an adapter.
Currently, Setup will load support for the following mass storage devices(s):
<none>
* To specify additional SCSI adapters, DVD-ROM drives, or special
disk controllers for use with Windows, including those for
which you have a device support disk from a mass storage device
manufacturer, press S.
* If you do not have any device support disks from a mass storage
device manufacturer, or do not want to specify additional
mass storage devices for use with Windows, press ENTER.
S=Specify Additional Device
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ENTER=Continue
F3=Exit
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4.
Insert the RAID driver disk you created earlier to the USB floppy disk drive,
then press <Enter>.
Windows Setup
Please insert the disk labeled
Manufacturer-supplied hardware support disk
into Drive A:
*
ENTER=Continue
5.
6.
7.
ESC=Cancel
Press ENTER when ready.
F3=Exit
Select the RAID controller driver you need from the list, then press <Enter>.
The Windows® Setup loads the RAID controller drivers from the RAID driver
disk. When prompted, press <Enter> to continue installation.
Setup then proceeds with the OS installation. Follow screen instructions to
continue.
To an existing Windows® Server OS
To install the RAID controller driver on an existing Windows® Server OS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Restart the computer, and then log in with Administrator privileges.
Windows® automatically detects the RAID controller and displays a New
Hardware Found window. Click Cancel.
Right-click the My Computer icon on the Windows® desktop, and then select
Properties from the menu.
Click the Hardware tab, and then click the Device Manager button to display
the list of devices installed in the system.
Right-click the RAID controller item, then select Properties.
Click the Driver tab, and then click the Update Driver button.
The Upgrade Device Driver Wizard window appears. Click Next.
Insert the RAID driver disk you created earlier to the USB floppy disk drive.
Select the option Install the software automatically (Recommended), and
then click Next.
10. The wizard searches the RAID controller drivers. When found, click Next to
install the drivers.
11. Click Finish after the driver installation is done.
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To verify the RAID controller driver installation:
1.
2.
3.
Right-click the My Computer icon on the Windows® desktop, and then select
Properties from the menu.
Click the Hardware tab, and then click the Device Manager button.
Click the “+” sign before the item SCSI and RAID controllers, and then the
Intel(R) ICH8R/ICH9R/ICH10R/DO/PCH SATA RAID Controller item should
appear.
The screen differs based on the controller.
4.
5.
6.
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Right-click the RAID controller driver item, and then select Properties from
the menu.
Click the Driver tab, and then click the Driver Details button to display the
RAID controller drivers.
Click OK when finished.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
6.2Intel® chipset device software
installation
This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel® chipset device
software on the system.
You need to manually install the Intel® chipset device software on a Windows
operating system.
To install the Intel® chipset device software:
1.
2.
Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive. The support
DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
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 support DVD.
3.
Click the item Intel Chipset Device Software from the menu.
4.
The Intel(R) Chipset Device Software window appears. Click Next to start
installation.
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5.
Select Yes to accept the terms of the License Agreement and continue the
process.
6.
Read the Readme File Information and press Next to continue the
installation.
7.
After completing the installation, click Finish to complete the setup process.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
6.3
LAN driver installation
This section provides the instructions on how to install the Intel® Gigabit LAN
controller drivers on the system.
You need to manually install the LAN controller driver on a Windows® operating
system.
To install the LAN controller drivers:
1.
2.
3.
Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive. The support
DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
•
Windows® automatically detects the LAN controllers and displays a New
Hardware Found window. Click Cancel to close this window.
•
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. Doubleclick the ASSETUP.EXE to run the DVD.
Click the Intel® PRO/1000 Gigabit Adapters Driver to begin installation.
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4.
Click Next when the Intel(R) Network Connections–InstallShield Wizard
window appears.
5.
Toggle I accept the terms in the license agreement and click Next to
continue.
6.
Click the Intel(R) PROSet for Windows Device Manager box, and then click
Next to start the installation.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
7.
Follow the screen instructions to complete installation.
8.
When finished, press Finish to continue.
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6.4
VGA driver installation
6.4.1 XGI Volari Z9s VGA Driver (R1.0x)
This section provides the instructions on how to install the Video Graphics Adapter
(VGA) driver for XGI Volari Z9s.
You need to manually install the XGI Volari Z9s VGA driver on a Windows®
operating system.
To install theXGI Volari Z9s VGA driver:
1.
2.
Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive. The support
DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
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 support DVD.
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3.
Click the XGI Volari Z9s Display Driver to begin installation.
4.
The XGI VGA Package window appears, preparing the setup.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
5.
Click Next to start the installation.
6.
The system will update the VGA driver.
7.
When the installation completes, click Finish to restart your computer before
using the program.
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6.4.2 ASPEED AST1100 VGA Driver (R2.0x)
This section provides the instructions on how to install the Video Graphics Adapter
(VGA) driver for ASPEED AST1100.
You need to manually install the ASPEED AST1100 VGA driver on a Windows®
operating system.
To install theASPEED AST1100 VGA driver:
1.
2.
Restart the computer, and then log on with Administrator privileges.
Insert the motherboard/system support DVD to the optical drive. The support
DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
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 support DVD.
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3.
Click the ASPEED AST1100 Display Driver to begin installation.
4.
When the ASPEED Graphics WinS08R2_x64 v.0.92 window appears, click
Next to start the installation.
Chapter 6: Driver installation
5.
6.
7.
To allow the system to update the VGA driver, follow the steps shown in the
next few windows, and click Next when finished.
a. Accept the terms in the license agreement.
b. Fill in User Name and Organization. (optional)
c. Select a setup type.
Click Install to begin the installation.
When the installation completes, click Finish and select Yes to restart your
computer for the configuration changes to take effect.
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6.5Management applications and utilities
installation
The support DVD that came with the motherboard package contains the drivers,
management applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard
features.
The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without
notice. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for updates.
6.5.1
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.
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 support DVD.
6.5.2
Drivers menu
The Drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed
devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
The screen display and driver options vary under different operating system
versions.
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6.5.3
Utilities menu
The Utilities menu displays the
software applications and utilities
that the motherboard supports.
Click an item to install.
6.5.4
Make disk menu
The Make disk menu contains
items to create the Intel RAID
driver disks.
6.5.5
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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Chapter 6: Driver installation
This appendix includes additional
information that you may refer to when
configuring the motherboard.
Appendix:
A
Reference information
Appendix summary
A
A.1
P8B-X block diagram (R1.0x).......................................................A-3
A.2
P8B-X block diagram (R2.0x).......................................................A-4
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A.1
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P8B-X block diagram (R1.0x)
A-3
A.2
A-4
P8B-X block diagram (R2.0x)
Appendix A: Reference information
ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Taiwan)
Address
Telephone Fax E-mail
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Online Support
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7798
info@asus.com.tw
http://www.asus.com.tw
+886-2-2894-3447 (0800-093-456)
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (China)
Address
Telephone Fax Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Online Support
No.508, Chundong Road, Xinzhuang Industrial Zone,
Minhang District, Shanghai, China.
+86-21-5442-1616
+86-21-5442-0099
http://www.asus.com.cn
+86-21-3407-4610 (800-820-6655)
http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
Fax +1-510-608-4555
Web site http://usa.asus.com
Technical Support
Support fax +1-812-284-0883
General support +1-812-282-2787
Online support http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Fax
Web site
Online contact
Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-959911
http://www.asus.de
http://www.asus.de/sales
Technical Support
Telephone +49-1805-010923*
Support Fax +49-2102-959911
Online support http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx
* EUR 0.14/minute from a German fixed landline; EUR 0.42/minute from a mobile phone.
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Asus Computer International
Date :
Signature :
Representative Person’s Name :
Jan. 17, 2011
Steve Chang / President
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Supplementary Information:
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
FCC Part 15, Subpart C, Intentional Radiators
FCC Part 15, Subpart E, Intentional Radiators
Model Number : P8B-X
Conforms to the following specifications:
Product Name : Motherboard
hereby declares that the product
Phone/Fax No: (510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
Address:
Responsible Party Name:
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Ver. 110101
Manufacturer:
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
GERMANY
Authorized representative in Europe:
Address, City:
Country:
Model name :
EN 60065:2002+A1:2006+A11:2008
EN 301 489-1 V1.8.1(2008-04)
EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-4 V1.3.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.1.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-24 V1.4.1(2007-09)
EN 302 326-2 V1.2.2(2007-06)
EN 302 326-3 V1.3.1(2007-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.3.1(2006-05)
EN 302 623 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 55024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003
EN 61000-3-3:2008
EN 55020:2007
Signature : __________
Position : CEO
Name :
Jerry Shen
(EC conformity marking)
EN 62301:2005
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
Declaration Date: Jan. 17, 2011
Year to begin affixing CE marking:2011
CE marking
EN 62301:2005
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
EN 62301:2005
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
2009/125/EC-ErP Directive
EN 60950-1:2006+A11:2009
EN 60950-1:2006
2006/95/EC-LVD Directive
EN 300 328 V1.7.1(2006-05)
EN 300 440-1 V1.4.1(2008-05)
EN 300 440-2 V1.2.1(2008-03)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V3.2.1(2007-05)
EN 301 908-2 V3.2.1(2007-05)
EN 301 893 V1.4.1(2005-03)
EN 302 544-2 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50360:2001
EN 50371:2002
EN 50385:2002
1999/5/EC-R &TTE Directive
EN 55022:2006+A1:2007
EN 61000-3-2:2006
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
conform with the essential requirements of the following directives:
2004/108/EC-EMC Directive
Motherboard
P8B-X
Product name :
Ver. 110101
TAIWAN
Country:
declare the following apparatus:
No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN R.O.C.
Address, City:
ASUSTek COMPUTER INC.
EC Declaration of Conformity
We, the undersigned,