User Guide
Motherboard
P4PE2-X
E1869
Checklist
Revised Edition V2
January 2005
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Contents
Features
Notices ............................................................................................ v
Safety information .......................................................................... vi
About this guide ............................................................................. vii
P4PE2-X specifications summary ................................................ viii
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
1.2
1.3
Welcome! ........................................................................... 1-2
Package contents ............................................................... 1-2
Special features .................................................................. 1-2
1.3.1 Product Highlights .................................................. 1-2
1.3.2 Unique ASUS features ........................................... 1-3
1.4 Before you proceed ............................................................ 1-4
1.5 Motherboard overview ........................................................ 1-5
1.5.1 Motherboard layout ................................................ 1-5
1.5.2 Placement direction ............................................... 1-6
1.5.3 Screw holes ........................................................... 1-6
1.6 Central Processing Unit (CPU) ........................................... 1-7
1.6.1 Overview ................................................................ 1-7
1.6.2 Installing the CPU .................................................. 1-8
1.7 System memory ................................................................. 1-9
1.7.1 DIMM sockets location ........................................... 1-9
1.7.2 Memory configurations .......................................... 1-9
1.7.3 DIMM Qualified Vendors List ............................... 1-10
1.7.4 Installing a DIMM ..................................................1-11
1.8 Expansion slots ................................................................. 1-11
1.8.1 Standard interrupt assignments ........................... 1-12
1.8.2 IRQ assignments for this motherboard ................ 1-12
1.8.3 PCI slots .............................................................. 1-13
1.8.4 AGP slot ............................................................... 1-13
1.9 Jumpers ............................................................................ 1-14
1.10 Connectors ....................................................................... 1-16
1.10.1 Rear panel connectors ......................................... 1-16
1.10.2 Internal connectors .............................................. 1-17
Chapter 2: BIOS Information
2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS .................................... 2-2
2.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk ............................. 2-2
2.1.2 Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS ...................... 2-3
2.1.3 Using AFUDOS to copy BIOS from PC ................. 2-4
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Contents
Safeguards
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.1.4 Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS ............ 2-5
2.1.5 Recovering the BIOS with CrashFree BIOS 2 ....... 2-6
BIOS Setup program .......................................................... 2-8
2.2.1 BIOS menu screen ................................................ 2-9
2.2.2 Menu bar ................................................................ 2-9
2.2.3 Navigation keys ..................................................... 2-9
2.2.4 Menu items .......................................................... 2-10
2.2.5 Sub-menu items ................................................... 2-10
2.2.6 Configuration fields .............................................. 2-10
2.2.7 Pop-up window .................................................... 2-10
2.2.8 Scroll bar .............................................................. 2-10
2.2.9 General help ........................................................ 2-10
Main menu ......................................................................... 2-11
2.3.1 System Time ......................................................... 2-11
2.3.2 System Date ......................................................... 2-11
2.3.3 Legacy Diskette A .................................................2-11
2.3.4 Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave .......... 2-12
2.3.6 System Information .............................................. 2-13
Advanced menu ............................................................... 2-14
2.4.1 JumperFree Configuration ................................... 2-14
2.4.2 CPU Configuration ............................................... 2-15
2.4.3 Chipset ................................................................. 2-15
2.4.4 Onboard Devices Configuration ........................... 2-17
2.4.5 PCI PnP ............................................................... 2-19
Power menu ..................................................................... 2-21
2.5.1 Suspend Mode ..................................................... 2-21
2.5.2 Repost Video on S3 Resume ............................... 2-21
2.5.3 ACPI 2.0 Support ................................................. 2-21
2.5.4 ACPI APIC Support .............................................. 2-21
2.5.6 APM Configuration ............................................... 2-22
2.5.7 Hardware Monitor ................................................ 2-23
Boot menu ........................................................................ 2-24
2.6.1 Boot Device Priority ............................................. 2-24
2.6.2 Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 2-24
2.6.3 Security ................................................................ 2-26
Exit menu ......................................................................... 2-28
Chapter 3: Software support
3.1
3.2
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Install an operating system ................................................. 3-2
Support CD information ...................................................... 3-2
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.
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.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1. ASUS Websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and
software products. The ASUS websites are listed in the ASUS Contact
Information on the inside front cover.
2. Optional Documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty
flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not
part of the standard package.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
•
To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the
electrical outlet before relocating the system.
•
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power
cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If
possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a
device.
•
Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that
all power cables are unplugged.
•
Seek professional assistance before using an adpater or extension cord. These
devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
•
Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you
are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your
local power company.
•
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
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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.
About this guide
Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following
symbols used throughout this manual.
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when
trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Information that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key>
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign
indicates that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> indicates that you must press the
Enter or Return key.
<Multiple key names>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously,
the key names are linked with a plus sign (+).
Example: <Ctrl+Alt+D>
Command
Means that you must enter the command exactly as
shown. Example:
At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
FORMAT A:/S
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P4PE2-X specifications summary
CPU
Socket 478 for Intel® Pentium® 4 / Celeron processors with
speeds of up to 3.06+ GHz
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology ready
Chipset
Intel 82845PE MCH
Intel 82801DB ICH4
Front Side Bus (FSB)
800*/533/400 MHz
(*Overclocked mode, a CPU with 800MHz FSB requires using a PC3200 DIMM)
Note: • Intel® Prescott CPUs can only support 533MHz FSB on this motherboard.
• 800 MHz FSB works with Intel® Northwood processors only.
Memory
2 x 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets for up to 2GB memory
Supports PC3200*/2700/2100 unbuffered non-ECC DDR
DIMMs (*Overclocked mode, a PC3200 DIMM requires a CPU with
800MHz FSB. Obtain PC3200 DDR DIMMs only from ASUS qualified vendors.)
Expansion slots
1 x AGP 4X (1.5V only)
4 x PCI
IDE
2 x UltraDMA100/66/33 connectors
Audio
ADI AD1888 6-channel audio CODEC
LAN
Realtek® RTL8101L Fast Ethernet controller
Special features
ASUS JumperFree™ mode
ASUS EZ Flash
ASUS CrashFree BIOS2
ASUS CPU Parameter Recall (C.P.R.)
USB 2.0 ready
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
Adjustable CPU Vcore
Rear panel I/O
1 x Parallel port
1 x Serial port
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
4 x USB 2.0/USB 1.1 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
1 x S/PDIF out port
Line In/Line Out/Microphone ports
Internal I/O
1 x USB 2.0/1.1 connector for 2 additional USB ports
CPU/Chassis fan connectors
20-pin/4-pin ATX 12V power connectors
IDE LED connector
Chassis intrusion connector
GAME/MIDI connector
CD/AUX audio connectors
Front panel audio connector
(continued on the next page)
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BIOS features
3Mb Flash EEPROM, AMI BIOS with enhanced ACPI, DMI,
PnP, TCAV, SM BIOS2.3, ASUS C.P.R., ASUS EZ Flash,
ASUS CrashFree BIOS2
Industry standard
PCI 2.2, USB 2.0
Manageability
WOL/WOR by PME
Form Factor
ATX form factor: 12 in x 7.0 in (30.5 cm x 17.8 cm)
Support CD contents
Device drivers
ASUS PC Probe
ASUS LiveUpdate
Anti-virus utility
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Chapter 1
This chapter describes the features of the
motherboard. It includes brief descriptions of the
motherboard components, and illustrations of the
layout, jumper settings, and connectors.
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying the ASUS® P4PE2-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!
The motherboard incorporates the Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor in 478-pin package
coupled with the Intel® 845PE chipset to set a new benchmark for a cost-effective
desktop platform solution.
Supporting up to 2GB of system memory with PC3200*/2700/2100 DDR SDRAM,
high-resolution graphics via an AGP 4X slot, USB 2.0, 10/100 Mbps LAN and
6-channel audio features, the P4PE2-X is your affordable vehicle to enter the world
of computing!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the
items in your package with the list below.
*Overclocking mode
1.2
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
ASUS P4PE2-X motherboard
ASUS P4PE2-X series support CD
1 x 80-conductor Ultra DMA cable
1 x floppy drive signal cable
1 x I/O shield
Bag of extra jumper caps
User Guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
1.3
Special features
1.3.1 Product Highlights
Latest processor technology
The motherboard supports the latest Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor via a 478-pin surface
mount ZIF socket.
1-2
Chapter 1: Product introduction
DDR400 memory support
Employing the Double Data Rate (DDR) memory technology, the P4PE2-X
motherboard supports up to 2GB of system memory using unbuffered non-ECC
PC3200*/2700/2100 DDR DIMMs. Memory support depends on the CPU FSB and
DDR type. See page 1-12 for the CPU and DIMM requirements.
*Overclocking mode
Onboard LAN solution
The motherboard has the Realtek® RTL8101L chipset onboard to support
10BASE-T/100BASE-TX networking protocol.
USB 2.0 technology
The motherboard implements the new Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
specification, extending the connection speed from 12 Mbps on USB 1.1 to a fast
480 Mbps on USB 2.0.
6-channel digital audio
The ADI AD1888 AC ‘97 audio CODEC is onboard to provide 6-channel audio
playback capability. A digital audio connector is present to accommodate the
Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) Out module.
Extreme Overclocking
The motherboard offers robust overclocking options to maximize your system
performance. Overclocking features include: a flexible CPU core voltage
adjustment in 0.025V increments over defaults, the SFS (Stepless Frequency
Selection) feature, an adjustable FSB/DDR ratio and the ASUS C.P.R. (CPU
Parameter Recall).
1.3.2 Unique ASUS features
CrashFree BIOS 2
This feature allows you to restore the original BIOS data from the ASUS support
CD or a floppy with the BIOS image file in case when the BIOS codes and data are
corrupted. This protection eliminates the need to buy a replacement ROM chip.
See page 2-6.
ASUS EZ Flash BIOS
With the ASUS EZ Flash, you can easily update the system BIOS even before
loading the operating system. No need to use a DOS-based utility or boot from a
floppy disk. See page 2-2.
ASUS MyLogo2™
This new feature present in the motherboard allows you to personalize and add
style to your system with customizable boot logos. See pages 2-24.
ASUS P4PE2-X motherboard
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C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
The C.P.R. feature of the motherboard BIOS allows automatic re-setting to the
BIOS default settings in case the system hangs due to overclocking. When the
system hangs due to overclocking, C.P.R. eliminates the need to open the system
chassis and clear the RTC data. Simply shut down and reboot the system, and
BIOS automatically restores the CPU previous setting for each parameter.
1.4
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components
or change any motherboard settings.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or discharge
any static electricity by touching the metal surface of the system chassis.
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic
pad or in the bag that came with the component.
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX
power supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from the
power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the
motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.
Onboard LED
The motherboard comes with a stand-by power LED. When lit, this green LED
indicates that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode, a reminder that
you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing or
plugging in any motherboard component. The illustration below shows the location
of the onboard LED.
SB_PWR
P4PE2-X
®
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
P4PE2-X Onboard LED
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.5
Motherboard overview
1.5.1 Motherboard layout
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
CPU_FAN
USB2.0 Top:
T: USB4 RJ-45
B: USB3
Center:Line Out
CD
Below:Mic In
Intel
82845PE
MCH
ATX Power Connector
SEC_IDE
Top:Line In
AUX
PRI_IDE
USBPW34
USBPW12
USB1
USB2
DDR DIMM2 (64 bit,184-pin module)
COM1
DDR DIMM1 (64 bit,184-pin module)
SPDIF_O
Socket 478
PARALLEL PORT
ATX12V
FP_AUDIO
AD1888
Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)
Intel
82801DB
ICH4
PCI1
RTL
8101L
PCI2
CLRTC
Super
I/O
P4PE2-X
3Mbit
BIOS
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
PCI3
CHA_FAN
®
FLOPPY
PCI4
USBPW56
CHASSIS
GAME
USB56
ASUS P4PE2-X motherboard
SB_PWR
PANEL
1-5
1.5.2 Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the chassis in
the correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the
chassis as indicated in the image below.
1.5.3 Screw holes
Place seven (7) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the
motherboard to the chassis.
Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so may damage the motherboard.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
1-6
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.6
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
1.6.1 Overview
The motherboard comes with a surface mount 478-pin Zero Insertion Force (ZIF)
socket designed for the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor.
Take note of the marked corner (with gold triangle) on the CPU. This mark should
match a specific corner on the socket to ensure correct installation.
P4PE2-X
®
Gold Arrow
P4PE2-X Socket 478
• Intel® Prescott CPUs can only support 533MHz FSB on this motherboard.
• 800 MHz FSB works with Intel® Northwood processors only.
Incorrect installation of the CPU into the socket may bend the pins and severely
damage the CPU!
Notes on Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
1.
This motherboard supports Intel® Pentium® 4 CPUs with Hyper-Threading
Technology.
2.
Hyper-Threading Technology is supported under Windows® XP and Linux
2.4.x (kernel) and later versions only. Under Linux, use the Hyper-Threading
compliler to compile the code. If you are using any other operating systems,
disable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in BIOS to ensure system
stability and performance.
3.
It is recommended that you install Windows® XP Service Pack 1.
4.
Make sure to enable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in BIOS before
installing a supported operating system.
5.
For more information on Hyper-Threading Technology, visit www.intel.com/
info/hyperthreading.
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1-7
1.6.2 Installing the CPU
Follow these steps to install a CPU.
1. Locate the 478-pin ZIF socket on the motherboard.
90º~100º angle
2. Unlock the socket by pressing the
lever sideways, then lift it up to a 90°100° angle.
Socket Lever
Make sure that the socket lever is lifted up to 90°-100° angle; otherwise, the
CPU does not fit in completely.
3. Position the CPU above the socket
such that its marked corner matches
the base of the socket lever.
Gold Mark
4. Carefully insert the CPU into the
socket until it fits in place.
The CPU fits only in one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the
socket to prevent bending the pins and damaging the CPU!
5. When the CPU is in place, push
down the socket lever to secure the
CPU. The lever clicks on the side tab
to indicate that it is locked.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.7
System memory
1.7.1 DIMM sockets location
80 Pins
104 Pins
DIMM2
DIMM1
You can install 64MB, 256MB, 512MB, and 1GB DDR DIMMs into the DIMM
sockets of this motherboard. The following figure illustrates the location of the DDR
DIMM sockets.
P4PE2-X
®
P4PE2-X 184-Pin DDR DIMM Sockets
•
•
•
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or
other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to
the motherboard and other system components.
When installing long AGP cards, it is recommended to install the memory
modules first. Long AGP cards when installed may interfere with memory
socket.
Make sure that the memory frequency matches the CPU Front Side Bus.
Refer to Table 1 for details.
1.7.2 Memory configurations
You may install double-sided or single-sided DDR DIMMs with 64MB, 128MB,
256MB, 512MB, and 1GB densities into the DIMM sockets.
When using a CPU with 800 MHz FSB, you can only use one DDR 400 DIMM
socket.
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1-9
x16 Double-sided DDR DIMMs (16-bit memory chips) are not supported on this
motherboard.
This motherboard supports different memory frequencies depending on the CPU
FSB (Front Side Bus) and the type of DDR DIMM.
Table 1
CPU FSB
DDR DIMM Type
Memory Frequency
*800 MHz
*PC3200
*400 MHz
533 MHz
PC2700/PC2100
333/266 MHz
400 MHz
PC2100
266 MHz
* Overclocking mode
1.7.3 DIMM Qualified Vendors List
The following table lists the memory modules that have been tested and qualified
for use with this motherboard.
Table 2 Qualified DDR 400 DIMMs
Size
Vendor
256MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
256MB
256MB
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
Hynix
Hynix
MICRON
MICRON
Infineon
Infineon
Hynix
MICRON
Chip Number
HY5DU56822BT-D43
HY5DU56822BT-D43
Heat-Sink Package
K4H560838E-TCCC
K4H560838E-TCCC
K4H560838F-TCCC
HY5DU56822BT-D43
HY5DU56822BT-D43
MT46V32M8TG-5BC
MT46V32M8TG-5BC
HYB25D256800BT-5B
HYB25D256800CE-5C
HY5DU56822BT-D43
MT46V32M8TG-5BC
SS/DS
SS
DS
DS
SS
DS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
SS
SS
SS
Part Number
KVR400X64C3A/256
KVR400X64C3A/512
KHX3200A/512
M368L3223ETM-CCC
M368L6423ETM-CCC
M368L6423FTN-CCC
HYMD232646B8J-D43 AA
HYMD264646B8J-D43 AA
MT8VDDT3264AG-40BCB
MT16VDDT6464AG-40BCB
HYS64D32300GU-5-B
HYS64D32300HU-5-C
HYMD232646B8J-D43 AA
MT8VDDT3264AG-40BCB
Max. DIMM
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
Obtain DDR DIMMs only from ASUS qualified vendors to ensure system
stability. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the latest qualified vendors
list (QVL).
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.7.4 Installing a DIMM
DDR DIMM
Follow these steps to install a DIMM.
1. Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing the
retaining clips outward.
2. Align a DIMM on the socket such that the
notch on the DIMM matches the break on
the socket.
3. Firmly insert the DIMM into the socket
until the retaining clips snap back in place
and the DIMM is properly seated.
•
•
1.8
Unlocked
A DDR DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. DO
NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
Install only qualified DDR DIMMs on this motherboard. See Table 3.
Expansion slots
To install and configure an expansion card:
1. Install an expansion card following the instructions that came with the chassis.
2. Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See
Chapter 2 for BIOS information.
3. Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables next page.
4. Install the drivers and/or software applications for the expansion card
according to the card documentation.
*ASUS
TheseP4PE2-X
IRQs are usually
available for ISA or PCI devices.
motherboard
1-11
1.8.1 Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
0
1
2
3*
4*
5*
6
7*
8
9*
10*
11*
12*
13
14*
15*
Priority
Standard Function
1
2
N/A
11
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Programmable Interrupt
Communications Port (COM2)
Communications Port (COM1)
IRQ holder for PCI steering
Floppy Disk Controller
Printer Port (LPT1)
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
IRQ holder for PCI steering
Advance AC’97 CODEC
Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA)
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
1.8.2 IRQ assignments for this motherboard
A
PCI slot 1
—
PCI slot 2
—
PCI slot 3
—
PCI slot 4
—
AGP slot
—
Onboard USB controller HC1 shared
Onboard USB controller HC2 —
Onboard USB controller HC3 —
Onboard USB 2.0 controller
—
Onboard LAN
—
B
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
C
D
E
F
G
H
shared —
—
—
—
—
— shared —
—
—
—
—
—
—
— shared —
—
—
— shared —
—
—
— shared —
—
—
—
—
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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 arise between
the two PCI groups making the system unstable and the card inoperable.
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1.8.3 PCI slots
The PCI slots support PCI cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and
other cards that comply with PCI specifications.
1.8.4 AGP slot
The Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot supports AGP 4X (+1.5V) cards. When
you buy an AGP card, make sure that you ask for one with +1.5V specification.
Note the notches on the card golden fingers to ensure that they fit the AGP slot on
the motherboard.
Install only +1.5V AGP cards.
P4PE2-X
®
Keyed for 1.5v
P4PE2-X Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)
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1.9
Jumpers
1. Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS.
You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters
by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The RAM data in CMOS, that include
system setup information such as system passwords, is powered by the
onboard button cell battery.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. 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 the jumper
default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
CLRTC
1 2
P4PE2-X
®
Normal
(Default)
2 3
Clear CMOS
P4PE2-X Clear RTC RAM
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking.
For system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
feature. Shut down and reboot the system so BIOS can automatically reset
parameter settings to its previous values.
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2. USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34, USBPW56)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep mode (CPU
stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power mode) using the
connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up from S3 and S4 sleep
modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh, power supply in reduced
power mode).
USBPW34
USBPW12
2 3
1 2
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
USBPW56
1 2
2 3
P4PE2-X
®
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
P4PE2-X USB Device Wake Up
•
The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can provide
500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port. Otherwise, the system would
not power up.
•
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply capability
(+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
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1.10 Connectors
This section describes and illustrates the motherboard rear panel and internal
connectors.
1.10.1 Rear panel connectors
1
2
3
4
5
6
10
11
9
8
7
1. PS/2 mouse port. This green 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 mouse.
2. Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner, or other
devices.
3. RJ-45 port. This port allows connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through
a network hub.
4. Line In jack. This Line In (light blue) jack connects a tape player or other audio
sources. In 6-channel mode, the function of this jack becomes Bass/Center.
5. Line Out jack. This Line Out (lime) jack connects a headphone or a speaker.
In 6-channel mode, the function of this jack becomes Front Speaker Out.
6. Microphone jack. This Mic (pink) jack connects a microphone. In 6-channel
mode, the function of this jack becomes Rear Speaker Out.
The functions of the Line Out, Line In, and Microphone jacks change when you
select the 6-channel audio configuration as shown in the following table.
Audio 2, 4 or 6-channel configuration
Light Blue
Lime
Pink
Headphone/
2-Speaker
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
4-Speaker
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
6-Speaker
Bass/Center
Front Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
7. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
8. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
9. Serial connector. This port connects to your serial mouse and other serial
devices.
10. S/PDIF out port. This jack connects to external audio output devices.
11. PS/2 keyboard port. This purple connector is for a PS/2 keyboard.
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1.10.2 Internal connectors
1. IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE, SEC_IDE)
This connector supports the provided Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE hard disk ribbon
cable. Connect the cable’s blue connector to the primary (recommended) or
secondary IDE connector, then connect the black connector to the Ultra DMA
100/66 slave device (hard disk drive) and the black connector to the Ultra DMA
100/66 master device.
Follow the hard disk drive documentation when setting the device in master
or slave mode.
•
Pin 20 on each IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the
Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect orientation when you
connect the cables.
•
The hole near the blue connector on the Ultra DMA cable is intentional.
P4PE2-X
PRI_IDE
SEC_IDE
•
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
®
PIN 1
PIN 1
P4PE2-X IDE Connectors
2. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. After
connecting one end to the motherboard, connect the other end to the floppy
drive. (Pin 5 is removed to prevent incorrect insertion when using ribbon cables
with pin 5 plug).
FLOPPY
P4PE2-X
®
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
P4PE2-X Floppy Disk Drive Connector
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3. ATX power connectors (20-pin ATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
These connectors connect to an ATX 12V power supply. The plugs from the
power supply are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find
the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
In addition to the 20-pin ATX power connector, this motherboard requires that
you connect the 4-pin ATX +12V power plug to provide sufficient power to the
CPU.
ATX12V
+12V DC GND
+12V DC GND
P4PE2-X
®
ATXPWR
+12.0VDC
+5VSB
PWR_OK
COM
+5.0VDC
COM
+5.0VDC
COM
+3.3VDC
+3.3VDC
+5.0VDC
+5.0VDC
-5.0VDC
COM
COM
COM
PS_ON#
COM
-12.0VDC
+3.3VDC
Pin 1
P4PE2-X ATX Power Connector
Make sure that your ATX 12V power supply can provide 8A on the +12V lead
and at least 1A on the +5-volt standby lead (+5VSB). The minimum
recommended wattage is 230W, or 300W for a fully configured system. The
system may become unstable and may experience difficulty powering up if the
power supply is inadequate.
4. Internal audio connectors (4-pin CD, AUX)
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources
such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
CD(Black)
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Left Audio Channel
AUX(White)
P4PE2-X
®
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Left Audio Channel
P4PE2-X Internal Audio Connectors
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5. CPU and chassis fan connectors (3-pin CPU_FAN, CHA_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350mA~740mA (8.88W max.) or a
total of 1A~2.22A (26.64W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan cables to the fan
connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the black wire of each cable
matches the ground pin of the connector.
Rotation
+12V
GND
CPU_FAN
Rotation
+12V
GND
CHA_FAN
P4PE2-X
®
P4PE2-X 12-Volt Fan Connectors
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Lack of sufficient
air flow within the system may damage the motherboard components. These
are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on the fan connectors!
6. USB header (10-1 pin USB56)
USB+5V
USB_P6USB_P6+
GND
NC
If the USB ports on the rear panel are inadequate, a USB header is available
for additional USB ports. Connect the USB cable of the USB 2.0 module to this
header. You may install the USB module in the chassis front panel. The
module has two USB 2.0 ports for connecting next generation USB peripherals
such as high resolution cameras, scanners, and printers.
1
®
P4PE2-X USB 2.0 Header
•
•
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
USB56
P4PE2-X
The USB 2.0 module is purchased separately.
Install the USB 2.0 driver before using the USB 2.0 feature.
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7. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin FP_AUDIO)
This is an interface for the front panel cable that allows convenient connection
and control of audio devices.
BLINE_OUT_L
AGND
+5VA
BLINE_OUT_R
Be default, the pins labeled LINE OUT_R/BLINE_OUT_R and the pins
LINE OUT_L/BLINE_OUT_L are shorted with jumper caps. Remove the caps
only when you are connecting the front panel audio cable.
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
FP_AUDIO
P4PE2-X
®
P4PE2-X Front Panel Audio Connector
8. Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This lead is for a chassis designed with intrusion detection feature. This
requires an external detection mechanism such as a chassis intrusion sensor
or microswitch. When you remove any chassis component, the sensor triggers
and sends a high-level signal to this lead to record a chassis intrusion event.
By default, the pins labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted with a
jumper cap. If you wish to use the chassis intrusion detection feature, remove
the jumper cap from the pins.
Chassis Signal
GND
+5VSB_MB
CHASSIS
P4PE2-X
®
(Default)
P4PE2-X Chassis Alarm Lead
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9. GAME/MIDI connector (16-1 pin GAME)
+5V
J2B1
J2CX
MIDI_OUT
J2CY
J2B2
MIDI_IN
This connector supports a GAME/MIDI module. If a GAME/MIDI module is
available, connect the GAME/MIDI cable to this connector. The GAME/MIDI
port on the module connects a joystick or a game pad for playing games, and
MIDI devices for playing or editing audio files.
P4PE2-X
GAME
+5V
J1B1
J1CX
GND
GND
J1CY
J1B2
+5V
®
P4PE2-X Game Connector
The GAME/MIDI module is purchased separately.
10. System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL)
This connector accommodates several system front panel functions.
IDE_LED
P4PE2-X
®
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
Reset
Ground
PWR
Ground
PLED-
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
PLED+
Power LED
Speaker
Connector
Reset SW
ATX Power
Switch*
* Requires an ATX power supply.
P4PE2-X System Panel Connector
•
System Power LED Lead (Green 3-1 pin PLED)
This 3-1 pin connector connects to the system power LED. The LED lights up
when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep
mode.
•
System Warning Speaker Lead (Orange 4-pin SPKR)
This 4-pin connector connects to the case-mounted speaker and allows you to
hear system beeps and warnings.
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•
Reset Switch Lead (Blue 2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted reset switch for rebooting
the system without turning off the system power.
• ATX Power Switch / Soft-Off Switch Lead (Yellow 2-pin PWRBTN )
This connector connects a switch that controls the system power. Pressing the
power switch turns the system between ON and SLEEP, or ON and SOFT
OFF, depending on the BIOS or OS settings. Pressing the power switch while
in the ON mode for more than four seconds turns the system OFF.
•
Hard disk activity LED (Red 2-pin IDE_LED)
This connector supplies power to the hard disk activity LED. Any read or write
activity of an IDE device causes this LED to light up.
The System Panel connector is color-coded for easy and foolproof connection.
Take note of the specific connector colors as described.
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Chapter 2
This chapter tells how to change system settings
through the BIOS Setup menus. Detailed
descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
BIOS information
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2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic
Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1. ASUS AFUDOS - Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk in DOS
mode.
2. ASUS EZ Flash - Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk during POST.
3. ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 - Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk or
the motherboard support CD.
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Important notes
•
•
It is recommended that you save a copy of the original motherboard
BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk in case you need to restore the BIOS
in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using AFUDOS (refer to
section “2.1.3 Using AFUDOS to copy BIOS from PC”)
Visit the ASUS website and download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard using the ASUS Update utility.
2.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk
1. Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive. At the DOS prompt, type:
format A:/S
then press <Enter>.
Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP environment
a.
b.
c.
d.
Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
From your Windows desktop, click on Start, then select My Computer.
Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
Click File from the menu, then select Format. A Format 3 1/2 Floppy Disk
window appears.
e. If you are using Windows® XP, select Create an MS-DOS startup disk
from the format options field, then click Start.
OR
If you are using Windows® 98SE/ME/2000, select Full option button from
the format type, then click Start.
2. Copy the original (or the latest) motherboard BIOS to the bootable floppy disk.
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2.1.2 Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS
To update the BIOS using the AFUDOS.EXE utility:
1. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for
your motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS file name on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact BIOS
file name at the prompt.
2. Copy the AFUDOS.EXE utility from the support CD to the bootable floppy disk
that contains the BIOS file.
3. Boot the system from the floppy disk.
4. At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] means the latest (or original) BIOS file that you copied to
the bootable floppy disk.
5. Press <Enter>. The succeeding screen displays the status of the update
process.
The BIOS information on the screen is for reference only. What you see on your
screen may not be exactly the same as shown.
A:\>afudos /iP4PE2-X.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
DO NOT shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so may
cause system boot failure!
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When the BIOS update process is complete, the utility returns to the DOS
prompt.
A:\>afudos /iP4PE2-X.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Verifying flash .. done
A:\>
5. Reboot the system from the hard disk.
2.1.3 Using AFUDOS to copy BIOS from PC
You can use the AFUDOS.EXE utility to copy the current system BIOS to a floppy
or hard disk and use it as a backup in case the system BIOS fails or gets
corrupted.
To copy the BIOS from your PC using AFUDOS.EXE:
1. At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /o[filename]
where [filename] string of not more than eight (8) alpha-numeric characters
for the main filename and three (3) alpha-numeric characters for the extension
name.
2. Press <Enter>.
The BIOS information on the screen is for reference only. What you see on your
screen may not be exactly the same as shown.
Main filename
Extension name
A:\>afudos /oMYBIOS03.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
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3. The utility will copy the current system BIOS by default to the floppy disk. Make
sure that the floppy disk has at least 600KB of free disk space and is not writeprotected.
A:\>afudos /oMYBIOS03.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
A:\>
When the copy process is complete, the utility returns to the DOS prompt.
2.1.4 Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS
The ASUS EZ Flash feature allows you to easily update the BIOS without having to
go through the long process of booting from a diskette and using a DOS-based
utility. The EZ Flash is built-in the BIOS firmware so it is accessible by simply
pressing <Alt + F2> during the Power-On Self Tests (POST).
To update the BIOS using ASUS EZ Flash:
1. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for
your motherboard and rename the downloaded file as P4PE2-X.ROM. Save
the BIOS file to a floppy disk.
2. Reboot the system.
3. To launch EZ Flash, press <Alt+F2> during POST to display the following.
User recovery requested. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
•
If there is no floppy disk in the drive, the error message
“Floppy not found!” appears.
•
If the correct BIOS file is not in the floppy disk, the error message “Floppy
not found!” is displayed. Make sure to rename the downloaded BIOS file as
“P4PE2-X.ROM”.
4. Insert the floppy disk that contains the BIOS file. If all the necessary files are
found in the floppy disk, EZ Flash performs the BIOS update process and
automatically reboots the system when done.
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DO NOT shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so may
cause system boot failure!
User recovery requested. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “P4PE2-X.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
Flashed successfully. Rebooting.
2.1.5 Recovering the BIOS with CrashFree BIOS 2
The CrashFree BIOS 2 auto recovery tool allows you to restore BIOS from the
motherboard support CD, or from a floppy disk that contains the BIOS file, in case
the current BIOS on the motherboard fails or gets corrupted.
•
Prepare the support CD that came with the motherboard or a floppy disk
that contains the motherboard BIOS before proceeding with the BIOS
update process.
•
If you have saved a copy of the original motherboard BIOS to a bootable
floppy disk, you may also use this disk to restore the BIOS. See section
“2.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk.”
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1. Boot the system.
2. When a corrupted BIOS is detected, the following screen message appears.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
3. Insert a floppy disk that contains the original or the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard. If all the necessary files are found in the floppy disk, the BIOS
update process continues.
Make sure that the BIOS file in the floppy disk is renamed as
“P4PE2-X.ROM”.
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Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “P4PE2-X.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so may
cause system boot failure!
2. When the BIOS update process is complete, reboot the system.
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1. Boot the system.
2. When a corrupted BIOS is detected, the following screen message appears.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
If there is no floppy disk found in the drive, the system automatically checks the
CD-ROM.
3. Place the support CD in the CD-ROM. The support CD contains the a working
BIOS for this motherboard.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
Checking for CD-ROM...
CD-ROM found.
Reading file “P4PE2-X.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so may
cause system boot failure!
2. When the BIOS update process is complete, reboot the system.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard.
Visit ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file.
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2.2
BIOS Setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can update
using the provided utility described in section “2.1 Managing and updating your
BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring
your system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section explains how to configure
your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you may want to change
the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you may want to
enable the security password feature or change the power management settings.
This requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup program so
that the computer can recognize these changes and record them in the CMOS
RAM of the firmware hub.
The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up
the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program.
Press <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. It is a menudriven program, which means you can scroll through the various sub-menus and
make your selections from the available options using the navigation keys.
The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most conditions to
ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes unstable after changing
any BIOS settings, load the default settings to ensure system compatibility and
stability. Select the Load Default Settings item under the Exit Menu. See
section “4.7 Exit Menu.”
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1.
The BIOS setup screens shown in this chapter are for reference purposes
only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
2.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest
product and BIOS information.
Chapter 2: BIOS Setup
2.2.1 BIOS menu screen
Menu items Menu bar
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Configuration fields
General help
[11:51:19]
[Thu 08/05/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
: [ST320413A]
: [ASUS CD-S340]
: [Not Detected]
: [Not Detected]
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Information
Sub-menu items
Navigation keys
2.2.2 Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard
until the desired item is highlighted.
2.2.3 Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that
particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change
the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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2.2.4 Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that menu. For
example, selecting Main shows the Main
menu items.
The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot,
and Exit) on the menu bar have their
respective menu items.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Language
[11:51:19]
[Thu 08/05/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[English]
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
:[ST320413A]
:[ASUS CD-S340]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Information
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Main menu items
2.2.5 Sub-menu items
An item with a sub-menu on any menu screen is distinguished by a solid triangle
before the item. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press Enter.
2.2.6 Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user- configurable,
you may change the value of the field opposite the item. You can not select an item
that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. To
change the value of a field, select it then press Enter to display a list of options.
Refer to “2.2.7 Pop-up window.”
2.2.7 Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press Enter to display a pop-up window with the
configuration options for that item.
2.2.8 Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a
menu screen when there are items that do
not fit on the screen. Press
Up/
Down arrow keys or PageUp/PageDown
keys to display the other items on the
screen.
Primary Graphics Adapter
Search for MDA Resources
[AGP]
[Yes]
AGP Mode
AGP Fast Write
Graphics Aperture Size
[AGP 8X]
[Enabled]
[64MB]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Pop-up window
Scroll bar
2.2.9 General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected
item.
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2.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears, giving
you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “2.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu screen
items and how to navigate through them.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
[11:51:19]
[Thu 08/05/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
: [ST320413A]
: [ASUS CD-S340]
: [Not Detected]
: [Not Detected]
System Information
2.3.1 System Time [xx:xx:xxxx]
Allows you to set the system time
2.3.2 System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date
2.3.3 Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.] [2.88M, 3.5 in.]
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2.3.4 Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave
While entering Setup, BIOS auto-detects the presence of IDE devices. There is a
separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item then press Enter to
display the IDE device information.
Primary IDE Master
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: ST320413A
Size
: 20.0GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
: Supported
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-5
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block(Multi-sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
Smart Monitoring
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
The values opposite the dimmed items (Device, Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block
Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra DMA, and SMART monitoring) are autodetected by BIOS and are not user-configurable. These items show “Not Detected”
if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to Auto allows automatic selection of the
appropriate IDE device type. Select CDROM if you are specifically configuring
a CD-ROM drive. Select ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device) if your
device is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive. Configuration options: [Not
Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to Auto enables the LBA mode if
the device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously formatted
with LBA mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to Auto, the data
transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device
supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to Disabled, the data transfer
from and to the device occurs one sector at a time. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Auto]
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PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0] [SWDMA1]
[SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0] [UDMA1] [UDMA2]
[UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.3.6 System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The items
in this menu are auto-detected by BIOS.
AMI BIOS
Version
Build Data
: 08.00.08
: 08/04/03
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1500MHz
: 1500MHz
: 1
System Memory
Size
: 256MB
AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information
Processor
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory
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2.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other
system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
JumperFree Configuration
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCIPnP
2.4.1 JumperFree Configuration
Configure System Frequency/Voltage
Overclock Option
[Standard]
Overclock Option [Standard]
Allows you to select from the available overclocking options. When set to Manual,
the CPU Frequency, DRAM Frequency, DDR Reference Voltage, CPU VCore
Voltage, and Spread Spectrum fields appear. Adjust these fields to your desired
settings. Configuration options: [Manual] [Standard] [FSB800+DDR400]
CPU Frequency [XXX] (value is auto-detected)
Indicates the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus and PCI
bus. The bus frequency (external frequency) multiplied by the bus multiple equals
the CPU speed. The value of this item is auto-detected by BIOS. The values range
from 100 to 400. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the FSB.
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the DDR operating frequency. The configuration options depend
on the frequency of the CPU installed.
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DDR Reference Voltage [Auto]
Allows selection of the DDR SDRAM operating voltage.
Configuration options: [2.69V] [2.55V] [Auto]
CPU VCore Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to select a specific CPU VCore voltage. The configuration options
depend on the CPU installed.
Spread Spectrum [Enabled]
Enables or disables the clock generator spread spectrum.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.4.2 CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information auto-detected by BIOS.
Configure Advanced CPU settings
Manufacturer:
Brand String:
Frequency
:
FSB Speed
:
Intel(R)
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.73G
1819Mhz
561Mhz
Ratio Status: Locked
Ratio Actual Value: 13
2.4.3 Chipset
The Chipset menu items allow you to change the advanced chipset settings. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Advanced Chipset Settings
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
Primary Video Device
Graphics Aperture Size
MPS Revision
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[ 64MB]
[1.4]
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
When this item is enabled, the DRAM timing parameters are set according to the
DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect). When disabled, you can manually set the
DRAM timing parameters through the DRAM sub-items. The following sub-items
appear when this item is Disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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DRAM CAS# Latency [2.5 Clocks]
This item controls the latency between the SDRAM read command and the
time the data actually becomes available.
Configuration options: [2.0 Clocks] [2.5 Clocks] [3.0 Clocks]
DRAM RAS# Precharge [4 Clocks]
This item controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to the
DDR SDRAM. Configuration options: [4 Clocks] [3 Clocks] [2 Clocks]
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [4 Clocks]
This item controls the latency between the DDR SDRAM active command and
the read/write command. Configuration options:[2 Clocks] [3 Clocks] [4 Clocks]
DRAM Precharge Delay [8 Clocks]
Configuration options: [8 Clocks] [7 Clocks] [6 Clocks] [5 Clocks]
DRAM Burst Length [4 Clocks]
Configuration options: [4 Clocks] [8 Clocks]
Primary Video Device [Auto]
Allows selection of the graphics controller to use as primary boot device.
Configuration options: [External PCI] [External AGP] [Auto]
Graphics Aperture Size [64MB]
Allows you to select the size of mapped memory for AGP graphic data.
Configuration options: [4MB] [8MB] [16MB] [32MB] [64MB] [128MB] [256MB]
MPS Revision [1.1]
Configuration options: [1.1] [1.4]
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2.4.4 Onboard Devices Configuration
OnBoard AC’97 Audio
Onboard LAN
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM
USB Configuration
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Serial Port1 Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
Parallel Port IRQ
OnBoard Game/MIDI Port
[3F8/IRQ4]
[Disabled]
[Normal]
[IRQ7]
[Disabled]
OnBoard AC’97 Audio [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard AC’97 audio controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
OnBoard LAN [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the option ROM in the onboard LAN controller.
This item appears only when the Onboard LAN item is set to Enabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
USB Configuration
Module Version : 2.22.4-5.3
USB Devices Enabled: None
USB Function
Legacy USB Support
USB 2.0 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[FullSpeed]
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the auto-detected
values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows None.
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USB Function [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. Setting to Auto
allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. If detected,
the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the
legacy USB support is disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [FullSpeed]
Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or Full
Speed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [HiSpeed ] [Full Speed]
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
USB Mass Storage Reset Delay [20 Sec]
No USB Mass Storage device detected
USB Mass Storage Reset Delay [20 Sec]
Allows you to select the number of seconds POST waits for the USB mass
storage device after the start unit command. The message “No USB mass
storage device detected” appears if none is installed in the system.
Configuration options: [10 Sec ] [20 Sec] [30 Sec] [40 Sec]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC]
Parallel Port Mode [Normal]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode. This item appears only when the
Parallel Port Address is not Disabled.
Configuration options: [Normal] [Bi-directional] [EPP] [ECP]
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ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Sets the ECP Mode DMA channel. This item appears only when the Parallel
Port Mode is set to ECP. Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
EPP Version [1.9]
Sets the EPP Version. This item appears only when the Parallel Port Mode is
set to EPP. Configuration options: [1.9] [1.7]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Selects the Parallel Port IRQ. Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
Onboard Game/MIDI Port [Disabled]
Allows you to select the Game Port address or to disable the port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [200/300] [200/330] [208/300] [208/330]
2.4.5 PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP
devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources for either
PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block for legacy ISA
devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items.
Incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause the system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S
PCI Latency Timer
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
PCI IDE BusMaster
[No]
[64]
[Yes]
[Enabled]
IRQ3
IRQ4
IRQ5
IRQ7
IRQ9
IRQ10
IRQ11
IRQ14
IRQ15
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
Plug and Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set to [Yes]
and if you installed a Plug & Play operating system, the operating system
configures the Plug & Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
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PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device latency
timer register. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160] [192] [224] [248]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card requests for
an IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the PCI VGA card even
if requested. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
PCI IDE BusMaster [Enabled]
Allows BIOS to use PCI bus mastering when reading/writing to IDE devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IRQ xx [Available]
When set to [Available], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP devices. When
set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA devices.
Configuration options: [Available] [Reserved]
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2.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced Power
Management (APM). Select an item then press Enter to display the configuration
options.
Suspend Mode
Repost Video on S3 Resume
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI APIC Support
[Auto]
[No]
[No]
[Enabled]
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
2.5.1 Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the ACPI state to be used for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]
2.5.2 Repost Video on S3 Resume [No]
Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
2.5.3 ACPI 2.0 Support [No]
Allows you to add more tables for ACPI 2.0 specifications.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
2.5.4 ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ACPI support in the ASIC. When set to
Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.5.6 APM Configuration
APM Configuration
Power Management/APM
[Enabled]
Power Button Mode
Restore On AC Power Loss
[On/Off]
[Power Off]
Power
Power
Power
Power
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
On
On
On
On
RTC Alarm
Ring
PME#
by PS/2 Device
Power Management/APM [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Power Management (APM) feature.
Configuration options: [Disbaled] [Enabled]
Power Button Mode [On/Off]
Allows the system to go into On/Off mode or suspend mode when the power
button is pressed. Configuration options: [On/Off] [Suspend]
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]
When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power loss. When set to
Last State, the system goes into either off or on state whatever was the system
state before the AC power loss. Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On]
[Last State]
Power On RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this item is
set to Enabled, the items RTC Alarm Date, RTC Alarm Hour, RTC Alarm Minute,
and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Power On Ring [Disabled]
This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the computer
when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and
applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the first try.
Turning an external modem off and then back on while the computer is off
causes an initialization string that turns the system power on.
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Power On PME# [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system through a
PCI LAN or modem card. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides
at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On by PS/2 Device [Disabled]
Allows you to use a PS/2 device to turn on the system. This feature requires an
ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.5.7 Hardware Monitor
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
[44ºC/111ºF]
[36ºC/96.5ºF]
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
[2393RPM]
[N/A]
VCORE Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
[ 1.465V]
[ 3.328V]
[ 5.026V]
[11.795V]
CPU Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
MB Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
motherboard and CPU temperatures. Select Disabled if you do not wish to display
the detected temperatures. Configuration options: [Ignored] [xxxC/xxxF]
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and
chassis fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If any of the fans is not
connected to the motherboard, the specific field shows N/A.
Configuration options: [Ignored] [xxxRPM]
VCORE Voltage, +3.3V Voltage, +5V Voltage, +12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through
the onboard voltage regulators.
If any of the monitored items is out of range, the following error message
appears: “Hardware Monitor found an error. Enter Power setup menu for
details”. You will then be prompted to “Press F1 to continue or DEL to enter
SETUP”.
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2.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item
then press Enter to display the sub-menu.
Boot Settings
Boot Device Priority
Removable Drives
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
2.6.1 Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[1st FLOPPY DRIV]
[PM-ST320413A]
[PS-ASUS CD-S340]
1st ~ xxth Boot Device [1st Floppy Drive]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices.
The number of device items that appear on the screen depends on the the number
of devices installed in the system. Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled]
2.6.2 Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Full Screen Logo
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Interrupt 19 Capture
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[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
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Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST) while
booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set to [Disabled],
BIOS performs all the POST items. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Make sure that the above item is set to [Enabled] if you wish to use the ASUS
MyLogo™ feature.
AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for F1 key to be pressed when error
occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run Setup”
during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap Interrupt 19.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.6.3 Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Boot Sector Virus Protection
[Disabled]
Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you
have set a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1. Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.
2. From the password box, type a password combination of at least six (6) letters
and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3. Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you have successfully set
your password.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password then
press <Enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS Real
Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “2.6 Jumpers” for information on how to
erase the RTC RAM.
After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow you to
change other security settings.
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Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
: Installed
: Not Installed
[Full Access]
[Setup]
User Access Level (Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
No Access prevents user access to the Setup utility.
View Only allows access but does not allow change to any field.
Limited allows change to only selected fields, such as Date and Time.
Full Access allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password item on
top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you have set a password,
this item shows Installed.
To set a User Password:
1. Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
2. On the password box that appears, type a password combination of at least six
(6) letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3. Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you have successfully set
your password.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user password.
Clear User Password
Select this item if you wish to clear the user password.
Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the Setup
utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both when accessing
Setup and booting the system. Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
Boot Sector Virus Protection [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the boot sector virus protection.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.7
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the
BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options
from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit
menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM. The CMOS
RAM is sustained by an onboard backup battery and stays on even when the PC is
turned off. When you select this option, a confirmation window appears. Select OK
to save changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes, the
program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save your changes
before exiting. Press <Enter> to save the changes while exiting.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you made to the
Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than system date, system
time, and password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation before exiting.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears. Select
OK to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the
Setup menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation
window appears. Select OK to load default values. Select Exit & Saving Changes
or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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Chapter 3
This chapter describes the contents of the
support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
Software support
3.1
Install an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/XP operating system (OS).
Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize the
features of your hardware.
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary, so use the setup procedures
presented in this chapter for general reference only. Refer to your OS
documentation for more information.
3.2
Support CD information
The support CD that came with the motherboard contains useful software and
several utility drivers that enhance the motherboard features.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time without
notice. Visit the ASUS website for updates.
3.2.1 Running the support CD
To begin using the support CD, simply insert the CD into your CD-ROM drive. The
CD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer. Click on an item to install.
Click an item to install
Click an icon to display
more information
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the
support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click
the ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
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3.2.2 Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed
devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
Intel Chipset Inf Update program
This item installs the Intel® Chipset INF Update Program that enables Plug-n-Play
INF support for Intel chipset components. This utility installs to the target system
the Windows INF files that outline to the operating system how the chipset
components will be configured. Refer to the online help or readme file that came
with the utility.
Intel Application Accelerator Driver
This item installs the Intel® Application Accelerator for Windows® 98SE/ME/2000/
XP. This program is designed to improve performance of the storage sub-system
and overall system performace.
Install the INF Driver before installing the Intel Application Accelerator.
SoundMAX Audio Driver and Application
This item installs the AC’ 97 SoundMAX audio driver and application to activate the
6-channel audio features.
USB 2.0 Driver
This item installs the USB 2.0 driver to support your USB devices.
Realtek 10/100M LAN Driver
This item installs the Realtek® RTL8101L drivers to support 10BASE-T/
100BASE-TX networking.
3.2.3 Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the motherboard
supports.
ASUS P4PE2-X motherboard
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ASUS PC Probe
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system voltages,
and alerts you on any detected problems. This utility helps you keep your computer
at a healthy operating condition.
ASUS Update
This program allows you to download the latest version of the BIOS from the ASUS
website. Before using the ASUS Update, make sure that you have an Internet
connection so you can connect to the ASUS website.
Anti-virus Utility
The anti-virus application scans, identifies, and removes computer viruses. View
the online help for detailed information.
Acrobat Reader
Installs the Adobe Acrobat® Reader® V5.0. The Acrobat® Reader® software is for
viewing files saved in Portable Document Format (PDF).
ASUS Screen Saver
Installs the ASUS screen saver.
3.2.4 ASUS Contact Information
Clicking the ASUS Contact Information tab displays as stated. You may also find
this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
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Chapter 3: Software support