Motherboard
P5KC
E3155
First Edition V1
May 2007
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Contents
Notices......................................................................................................... vii
Safety information..................................................................................... viii
About this guide.......................................................................................... ix
P5KC specifications summary................................................................... xi
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
1.3.1
Product highlights............................................................ 1-2
1.3.3
ASUS Special features.................................................... 1-5
1.3.2
ASUS AI Lifestyle features . ............................................ 1-3
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.1
2.2
Before you proceed...................................................................... 2-1
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 2-2
2.2.1
Placement direction......................................................... 2-2
2.2.3
ASUS Stack Cool 2.......................................................... 2-3
2.2.2
2.2.4
2.3
2.2.5
Layout contents................................................................ 2-5
2.3.1
Installing the CPU............................................................ 2-8
2.3.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan.......................... 2-12
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan............................... 2-10
System memory.......................................................................... 2-14
2.4.1
Overview........................................................................ 2-14
2.4.3
Installing a DDR2/DDR3 DIMM...................................... 2-20
2.4.2
2.5
Motherboard layout.......................................................... 2-4
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 2-7
2.3.2
2.4
Screw holes..................................................................... 2-2
2.4.4
Memory configurations................................................... 2-15
Removing a DIMM......................................................... 2-20
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-21
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card.......................................... 2-21
2.5.3
Interrupt assignments.................................................... 2-22
2.5.2
2.5.4
2.5.5
2.5.6
2.5.7
Configuring an expansion card...................................... 2-21
PCI slots......................................................................... 2-23
PCI Express x1 slot........................................................ 2-23
Two PCI Express x16 slots............................................ 2-23
AI Slot Detector.............................................................. 2-25
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Contents
2.6
2.7
Jumper......................................................................................... 2-26
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-27
2.7.1
2.7.2
Rear panel connectors................................................... 2-27
Internal connectors........................................................ 2-30
Chapter 3: Powering up
3.1
3.2
Starting up for the first time......................................................... 3-1
Powering off the computer........................................................... 3-2
3.2.1
3.2.2
Using the OS shut down function..................................... 3-2
Using the dual function power switch............................... 3-2
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................... -1
4.1.1
ASUS Update utility......................................................... 4-1
4.1.3
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility.................................................... 4-5
4.1.2
4.1.4
4.2
4.1.5
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility....................................... 4-8
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen......................................................... 4-10
4.2.3
Navigation keys.............................................................. 4-10
4.2.4
4.2.5
4.2.6
4.2.7
4.2.8
4.2.9
Menu bar........................................................................ 4-10
Menu items.....................................................................4-11
Sub-menu items..............................................................4-11
Configuration fields.........................................................4-11
Pop-up window...............................................................4-11
Scroll bar.........................................................................4-11
General help...................................................................4-11
Main menu................................................................................... 4-12
4.3.1
4.3.2
4.3.3
System Time.................................................................. 4-12
System Date.................................................................. 4-12
Legacy Diskette A.......................................................... 4-12
4.3.4
SATA 1~4..........................................................................................4-13
4.3.6
System Information........................................................ 4-15
4.3.5
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AFUDOS utility................................................................. 4-6
BIOS setup program..................................................................... 4-9
4.2.2
4.3
Creating a bootable floppy disk........................................ 4-4
SATA Configuration........................................................ 4-14
Contents
4.4
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-16
4.4.1
Jumperfree Configuration.............................................. 4-16
4.4.3
CPU Configuration......................................................... 4-22
4.4.2
4.4.4
4.4.5
4.5
4.4.6
PCI PnP......................................................................... 4-25
Suspend Mode............................................................... 4-26
4.5.3
ACPI Version.................................................................. 4-26
4.5.5
4.5.6
Repost Video on S3 Resume......................................... 4-26
ACPI APIC Support........................................................ 4-26
APM Configuration......................................................... 4-27
Hardware Monitor.......................................................... 4-28
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-30
4.6.1
Boot Device Priority....................................................... 4-30
4.6.3
Boot Settings Configuration........................................... 4-31
4.6.2
4.8
OnBoard Devices Configuration.................................... 4-24
4.5.1
4.5.4
4.7
Chipset........................................................................... 4-23
Power menu................................................................................. 4-26
4.5.2
4.6
USB Configuration......................................................... 4-20
4.6.4
Removable Drives.......................................................... 4-31
Security.......................................................................... 4-33
Tools menu.................................................................................. 4-35
4.7.1
4.7.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2........................................................... 4-35
ASUS O.C. Profile.......................................................... 4-36
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-37
Chapter 5: Software support
5.1
5.2
Installing an operating system.................................................... 5-1
Support CD information............................................................... 5-1
5.2.1
Running the Support CD.................................................. 5-1
5.2.3
Utilities menu................................................................... 5-3
5.2.2
5.2.4
5.2.5
5.2.6
5.2.7
Drivers menu.................................................................... 5-2
Make Disk menu.............................................................. 5-5
Manuals menu................................................................. 5-6
ASUS Contact information............................................... 5-6
Other information............................................................. 5-7
Contents
5.3
Software information.................................................................... 5-9
5.3.1
ASUS MyLogo2™............................................................ 5-9
5.3.3
ASUS PC Probe II.......................................................... 5-15
5.3.2
5.3.4 5.3.5 5.3.6
5.3.7
5.3.8
5.4
5.3.9
ASUS AI Suite................................................................ 5-21
ASUS AI Gear2.............................................................. 5-23
ASUS AI Nap................................................................. 5-24
ASUS AI N.O.S.............................................................. 5-25
ASUS Q-Fan2................................................................ 5-26
ASUS AI Booster............................................................ 5-27
RAID configurations................................................................... 5-28
5.4.1
RAID definitions............................................................. 5-28
5.4.3
JMicron® RAID Configuration......................................... 5-29
5.4.2
5.5
Audio configurations.......................................................5-11
Installing Serial ATA hard disks...................................... 5-28
Creating a RAID driver disk........................................................ 5-37
5.5.1
5.5.2
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS..... 5-37
Creating a RAID/SATA driver disk in Windows®. ........... 5-37
Appendix: CPU features
A.1
A.2
A.3
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Intel® EM64T...................................................................................A-1
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST).........................A-1
A.2.1
A.2.2
System requirements.......................................................A-1
Using the EIST.................................................................A-2
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology............................................A-3
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is
required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications
to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the
electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the
power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are
connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing system
before you add a device.
• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure
that all power cables are unplugged.
• Seek professional assistance before using an adpater or extension cord.
These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area.
If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using,
contact your local power company.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all
the manuals that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the
power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer
immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in
any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
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.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring
the motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new
technology it supports.
•
Chapter 2: Hardware information
•
Chapter 3: Powering up
•
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
•
Chapter 5: Software support
•
Appendix: CPU features
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.
This chapter describes the power up sequence and ways of shutting down
the system.
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes with the
motherboard package.
The Appendix describes the CPU features and technologies that the
motherboard supports.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1.
2.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and
software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty
flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not
part of the standard package.
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Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following
symbols used throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key> Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign
means that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the
Enter or Return key.
<Key1>+<Key2>+<Key3> If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the
key names are connected with a plus sign (+).
Example: <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<D>
Command
Means that you must type the command exactly as
shown.
Example: At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /iP5KC.ROM
P5KC specifications summary
CPU
LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® Extreme / Pentium® D
/ Pentium® 4 processors
Compatible with Intel® 05A/05B/06 processors
Supports Intel® next generation 45nm Multi-Core CPU
* Refer to www.asus.com for Intel® CPU support list
Chipset
Intel® P35 / ICH9 with Intel® Fast Memory Access
Technology
System bus
1333/1066/800 MHz
Memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
- 2 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support up to
4 GB system memory unbuffered / non-ECC DDR3 1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules
- 4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support up to
8 GB system memory unbuffered / non-ECC DDR2 1066 /800/667 MHz memory modules
Expansion slots
2 x PCI Express™ x16 slots with CrossFire support
(blue @ x16 mode, black @ x4 or x1 mode)
1 x PCI Express™ x1 slot
3 x PCI slots
Storage
Southbridge
- 4 x Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
JMicron® JMB363 PATA and SATA controller supports:
- 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices
- 1 x Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s port
- 1 x External SATA 3.0 Gb/s port (SATA On-the-Go)
- Supports SATA RAID 0, 1, and JBOD
LAN
PCIe Gigabit LAN controller
High Definition audio
Realtek® 8-channel High-Definition Audio
CODEC
- Supports Jack-Sensing, Enumeration, and
Multi-Streaming Technology
- Coaxial/Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
- ASUS Noise Filter
IEEE 1394
VIA VT6308P controller supports 2 x IEEE 1394a ports
(one at midboard; one at back panel)
USB
Supports up to 12 USB 2.0 ports (6 at mid-board, 6 at
back panel)
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P5KC specifications summary
AI Lifestyle Unique
features
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
- ASUS AI Gear2
- ASUS AI Nap
- ASUS Fanless Design: Heat-pipe
- ASUS Fanless Design: Stack Cool 2
- ASUS Q-Fan 2
ASUS Crystal Sound:
- ASUS Noise Filter
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS Q-Connector
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS AI Slot Detector
ASUS Stylish features
ASUS MyLogo2
ASUS Exclusive
Overclocking features
Intelligent overclocking tools:
- AI NOS™
- ASUS AI Booster utility
Precision Tweaker:
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.0125V
increment
- vDIMM: 8-step DRAM voltage control
- vChipset: 4-step Chipset voltage control
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection):
- FSB tuning from 200MHz to 800 MHz at 1MHz
increment
- Memory tuning from 667MHz to 1333MHz for DDR2
- Memory tuning from 800MHz to 1333MHz for DDR3
- PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz up to 150MHz at 1 MHz increment
Overclocking protection:
- ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
Rear panel connectors
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x External Serial ATA port
1 x S/PDIF Out (Coaxial + Optical)
1 x IEEE1394a
1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
8-channel audio ports
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P5KC specifications summary
Internal connectors
3 x USB connectors support six additional USB ports
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
5 x Serial ATA connectors
1 x CPU / 2 x Chassis / 1 x Power fan connectors
1 x IEEE1394a connector
1 x COM connector
1 x S/PDIF Out header
Chassis intrusion connector
Front panel audio connector
CD audio in connector
24-pin ATX power connector
4-pin ATX 12 V power connector
System panel connector (Q-Connector)
BIOS features
8 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI 2.0a, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Accessories
UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
FDD cable
SATA cables
SATA power cable
I/O Shield
User's manual
3 in 1 Q-connector
Support CD contents
Drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update
ASUS AI Suite
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form factor
ATX form factor: 12 in x 9.6 in (30.5 cm x 24.5 cm)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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This chapter describes the motherboard
features and the new technologies
it supports.
1
Product
introduction
1
Chapter summary
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
ASUS P5KC
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® P5KC motherboard!
The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it
another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the
items in your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
ASUS P5KC
Cables
Serial ATA power and signal cables for 4 devices
1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 cable
1 x Floppy disk drive cable
Accessories
I/O shield
1 x ASUS Q-Connector Kit (USB, 1394, system
panel; Retail version only)
Application CD
ASUS motherboard support CD;
ASUS Superb Software Library CD
Documentation
User guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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1.3
Special features
1.3.1
Product highlights
Green ASUS
This motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union’s Restriction
on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision
of creating environment-friendly and recyclable products/packaging to safeguard
consumers’ health while minimizing the impact on the environment.
Intel® Core™2 Duo/ Intel® Core™2 Extreme CPU support
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processor in the LGA775
package. With the new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture technology and
1333/1066/800 MHz FSB, the Intel® Core™2 is one of the most powerful and
energy efficient CPUs in the world.
Supports
Intel® Quad-core Processor Ready
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Quad-core processors in the LGA775
package and Intel®’s next-generation 45nm multi-core processors. It is excellent for
multi-tasking, multi-media and enthusiastic gamers with 1333/1066/800 MHz FSB.
Intel® Quad-core processor is one of the most powerful CPU in the world. See
page 2­‑7 for details.
Intel P35 Chipset
The Intel® P35 Express Chipset is the latest chipset designed to support the next
generation 45nm CPU and dual-channel DDR2 800/677 MHz or DDR3 1066/800
MHz memory architecture. It also supports 1333/1066/800 FSB (Front Side Bus),
PCI Express x16 graphics and multi-core CPUs.
DDR2 memory support
The motherboard supports DDR2 memory that features data transfer rates of
1066/800/667 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest
3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR2
architecture doubles the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system
performance, eliminating bottlenecks with peak bandwidths of up to 17.05 GB/s.
Furthermore, this motherboard does not restrict the memory size across two
channels. Users may install different memory size DIMMs into the two channels
and enjoy dual-channel and single-channel functions at the same time. This new
feature optimizes the use of available memory size. See page 2­‑14 for details.
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DDR3 memory support
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of
1333/1066/800 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest
3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR3
architecture doubles the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system
performance. Furthermore, this motherboard does not restrict the memory size
across two channels. Users may install different memory size DIMMs into the two
channels and enjoy dual-channel and single-channel functions at the same time.
This new feature optimizes the use of available memory size. See page 2­‑14 for
details.
Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s technology and SATA-On-The-Go
This motherboard supports the next-generation hard drives based on the Serial
ATA (SATA) 3Gb/s storage specification, delivering enhanced scalability and
doubling the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saves. The external
SATA port located at the back I/O provides smart setup and hot-plug functions.
Easily backup photos, videos and other entertainment contents to external devices.
See page 2-28, 2-32, and 2-33 for details.
IEEE 1394a support
The IEEE 1394a interface provides high speed digital interface for audio/video
appliances such as digital television, digital video camcorders, storage peripherals
& other PC portable devices. See page 2-27 and 2-35 for details.
S/PDIF digital sound ready
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio
systems via coaxial and optical S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface)
jacks.It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and
keeps the best signal quality. See pages 2-27, 2-29, and 2-34 for details.
High Definition Audio
Enjoy high-end sound quality on your PC! The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High
Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality
192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking functions and multistreaming technology that simultaneously sends different audio streams to different
destinations. You can now talk to your partners on the headphone while playing
multi-channel network games. See page 2-27 and 2-28 for details.
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ASUS AI Lifestyle features
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
ASUS Quiet Thermal solution makes system more stable and enhances the
overclocking capability.
AI Gear2
AI Gear2 allows you to choose profiles to adjust the CPU frequency and
Vcore voltage to minimize system noise and power consumption. You can
change the mode in real-time in the operating system to max power saving
mode and save up to 50% power when using word processing applications.
See page 5-23 for details.
AI Nap
With AI Nap, the system can continue running at minimum power and noise
when you are temporarily away. To wake the system and return to the OS
environment, simply click the mouse or press a key. See page 5-24 for
details.
Fanless Design - Heat-pipe
The Heat Pipe design effectively directs the heat generated by the chipsets to
the heatsink near the back IO ports, where it can be carried away by existing
airflow from CPU fan or bundled optional fan. The purpose of the innovative
heat pipe design on this motherboard is that the groundbreaking fanless
design does not have lifetime problems as a chipset fan does. The Heat Pipe
design is the most reliable fanless thermal solution to date.
Fanless Design - Stack Cool 2
ASUS Stack Cool 2 is a fan-less and zero-noise cooling solution that lowers
the temperature of critical heat generating components. The motherboard
uses a special design on the printed circuit board (PCB) to dissipate heat
these critical components generate.
Q-Fan 2
ASUS Q-Fan2 technology intelligently adjusts both CPU fan and chassis fan
speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.
See page 4-28 and 5-26 for details.
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ASUS Crystal Sound
This feature can enhance speech-centric applications like Skype, online game,
video conference and recording.
Noise Filter
This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises (non-voice signals) like
computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then eliminates
it in the incoming audio stream while recording.
ASUS EZ DIY
ASUS EZ DIY feature collection provides you easy ways to install computer
components, update the BIOS or back up your favorite settings.
ASUS Q-Connector
ASUS Q-Connector allows you to easily connect or disconnect the chassis
front panel cables to the motherboard. This unique module eliminates the
trouble of connecting the system panel cables one at a time and avoiding
wrong cable connections. See page 2-40 for details.
ASUS O.C. Profile
The motherboard features the ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to
conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS settings can be
stored in the CMOS or a separate file, giving users freedom to share and
distribute their favorite settings. See page 4-36 for details.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data
from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. See page 4-8 for details.
ASUS EZ Flash 2
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply press the predefined
hotkey to launch the utility and update the BIOS without entering the OS.
Update your BIOS easily without preparing a bootable diskette or using an
OS-based flash utility. See page 4-5 and 4-35 for details.
ASUS AI Slot Detector
When PCIE/PCI devices are installed, you can find out if they are installed
successfully via ASUS’s innovatively designed on-board LEDs when the
power is on. This is an efficient way to identify the correct way to set up
PCI(E) devices without entering the operating system. See page 2-25 for
details.
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ASUS Stylish features
ASUS MyLogo2™
This feature allows you to convert your favorite photo into a 256-color boot logo for
a more colorful and vivid image on your screen. See page 4-31 for details.
1.3.4
ASUS Intelligent Overclocking features
AI NOS™ (Non-Delay Overclocking System)
The patented ASUS Non-delay Overclocking System™ (AI NOS™) technology
auto‑detects the CPU loading and dynamically overclocks the CPU speed when
needed. Unlike other dynamic overclocking techniques, AI NOS™ reacts much
faster to satisfy your need for speed. See page 4-16 and 5-25 for details.
AI Booster
The ASUS AI Booster allows you to overclock the CPU speed in Windows
environment without the hassle of booting the BIOS. See page 5-27 for details.
Precision Tweaker
This feature allows you to fine tune the CPU/memory voltage and gradually
increase the memory Front Side Bus (FSB) and PCI Express frequency at 1MHz
increment to achieve maximum system performance. See page 4-17 to 4-19 for
details.
C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
The C.P.R. feature of the motherboard BIOS allows automatic re-setting to the
BIOS default settings in case the system hangs due to overclocking. When the
system hangs due to overclocking, C.P.R. eliminates the need to open the system
chassis and clear the RTC data. Simply shut down and reboot the system, and the
BIOS automatically restores the CPU default setting for each parameter. See page
2-26 for details.
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
This chapter lists the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform
when installing system components. It
includes description of the jumpers and
connectors on the motherboard.
2
Hardware
information
2
Chapter summary
2.1
Before you proceed...................................................................... 2-1
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 2-7
2.2
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 2-2
System memory.......................................................................... 2-14
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-25
Jumper......................................................................................... 2-30
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-31
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2.1
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components
or change any motherboard settings.
•
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or a metal
object, such as the power supply case, before handling components to
avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic
pad or in the bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power
supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from the power
supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard,
peripherals, and/or components.
Onboard LED
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED that lights up to indicate that
the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode. This is a reminder that you
should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing or
plugging in any motherboard component. The illustration below shows the location
of the onboard LED.
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SB_PWR
P5KC Onboard LED
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ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
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2.2
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to
ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage
motherboard components.
2.2.1
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the chassis in
the correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the
chassis as indicated in the image below.
2.2.2
Screw holes
Place nine (9) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard
to the chassis.
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
ASUS Stack Cool 2
The motherboard comes with the ASUS Stack Cool 2 cooling solution that lowers
the temperature of critical heat generating components. The motherboard uses
a special design on the printed circuit board (PCB) to dissipate heat that critical
components generate.
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2.2.4
Motherboard layout
24.5cm (9.6in)
CPU_FAN
KB_USB56
PWR_FAN
ATX12V
DET_PCI2
JMB363
DET_X16_2
CD
DET_PCI3
ALC883
DET_X1_1
PCIEX1_1
SPDIF_OUT
PRI_EIDE
Intel®
ICH9
PCI1
PCI2
PCIEX16_2
PCI3
SATA4
SATA1
SATA3
SATA 2
FLOPPY
SATA_E2
PCIEX16_1
Super
I/O
DET_PCI1
P5KC
VIA
VT6308P
LAN
30.5cm (12.0in)
®
USB910
DET_X16_1
EATXPWR
CHA_FAN2
DDR3 DIMM_B1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
Intel®
P35
AUDIO
DDR2 DIMM_B1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
LAN1_USB12
DDR2 DIMM_B2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
F_ESATA
DDR3 DIMM_A1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
DDR2 DIMM_A1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
USB34
DDR2 DIMM_A2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
LGA775
SPDIF_O12
CLRTC
CHASSIS
SB_PWR
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
CHA_FAN1
IE1394_2
COM1
USB78
USB1112
BIOS
PANEL
AAFP
Refer to 2.7 Connectors for more information about rear panel connectors and
internal connectors.
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2.2.5
Layout contents
Slots
1.
2.
3.
4.
DDR2 / DDR3 DIMM slots
PCI slots
PCI Express x1 slot
PCI Express x16 slots
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2-23
Jumper
1.
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
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2-26
Rear panel connectors
1.
PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
2.
Coaxial S/PDIF Out port
3.
IEEE 1394a port
4.
LAN (RJ-45) port
5.
Center/Subwoofer port (orange)
6.
Rear Speaker Out port (black)
7.
Line In port (light blue)
8.
Line Out port (lime)
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9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
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Microphone port (pink)
Side Speaker Out port (gray)
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
External SATA port
USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4
Optical S/PDIF Out port
USB 2.0 ports 5 and 6
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Internal connectors
1.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
2.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_EIDE)
3.
ICH9 Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1 [red], SATA2 [red], SATA3 [black], SATA4 [black])
4.
JMicron JMB363® Serial ATA RAID connector (7-pin SATA_E2)
5.
Digital audio connector (4-pin SPDIF_OUT)
6.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB78, USB910, USB1112)
7.
IEEE 1394a port connector (10-1 pin IE1394_2)
8.
Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)
9.
CPU, chassis, and power fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN1, 3-pin CHA_FAN2, 3-pin PWR_FAN)
10.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
11.
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
12.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
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13.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin EATX12V)
2-38
14.
System panel connector (20-8-pin PANEL)
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•
•
•
•
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2-34
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System power LED (2-pin PLED)
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWR)
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
ASUS Q-connector (system panel)
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2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA775 socket designed for the
Intel® Core™2 Quad / Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® Extreme /
Pentium® D/ Pentium® 4 processors.
•
Make sure that all power cables are unplugged before installing the CPU.
•
Connect the chassis fan cable to the CHA_FAN1 connector to ensure
system stability.
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, make sure that the PnP cap is on
the socket and the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer
immediately if the PnP cap is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP
cap/socket contacts/motherboard components. ASUS will shoulder the cost
of repair only if the damage is shipment/transit-related.
•
•
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Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes
with the cap on the LGA775 socket.
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts
resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/
incorrect removal of the PnP cap.
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2.3.1
Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
1.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
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P5KC CPU Socket 775
Before installing the CPU, make sure that the socket box is facing towards you
and the load lever is on your left.
2.
Press the load lever with your thumb (A), then move it to the left (B) until it is
released from the retention tab.
Retention tab
Load lever
A
PnP cap
B
This side of the socket box
should face you.
To prevent damage to the socket pins, do not remove the PnP cap unless you
are installing a CPU.
3.
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Lift the load lever in the direction of
the arrow to a 135º angle.
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4.
Lift the load plate with your thumb
and forefinger to a 100º angle (A),
then push the PnP cap from the load
plate window to remove (B).
B
A
Load plate
Alignment key
5.
Position the CPU over the
socket, making sure that
the gold triangle is on the
bottom‑left corner of the
socket then fit the socket
alignment key into the
CPU notch.
CPU notch
Gold triangle mark
The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the
socket to prevent bending the connectors on the socket and damaging the CPU!
6.
7.
A
Close the load plate (A), then
push the load lever (B) until it
snaps into the retention tab.
If installing a dual-core CPU,
connect the chassis fan cable
to the CHA_FAN2 connector to
ensure system stability.
B
The motherboard supports Intel® LGA775 processors with the Intel® Enhanced
Memory 64 Technology (EM64T), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
(EIST), and Hyper-Threading Technology. Refer to the Appendix for more
information on these CPU features.
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2.3.2
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan
The Intel LGA775 processor requires a specially designed heatsink and fan
assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
®
•
When you buy a boxed Intel® processor, the package includes the CPU fan
and heatsink assembly. If you buy a CPU separately, make sure that you
use only Intel®‑certified multi‑directional heatsink and fan.
•
Your Intel® LGA775 heatsink and fan assembly comes in a push-pin design
and requires no tool to install.
•
If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, make sure
that you have properly applied Thermal Interface Material to the CPU
heatsink or CPU before you install the heatsink and fan assembly.
Make sure that you have installed the motherboard to the chassis before you
install the CPU fan and heatsink assembly.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
Place the heatsink on top of the
installed CPU, making sure that
the four fasteners match the holes
on the motherboard.
Orient the heatsink and fan
assembly such that the CPU fan
cable is closest to the CPU fan
connector.
Motherboard hole
Narrow end
of the groove
Fastener
Make sure to orient each fastener with the narrow end of the groove pointing
outward. (The photo shows the groove shaded for emphasis.)
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2.
Push down two fasteners at a time in
a diagonal sequence to secure the
heatsink and fan assembly in place.
B
A
A
3.
A
B
B
A
B
Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled
CPU_FAN.
CPU_FAN
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
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P5KC CPU fan connector
Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors
can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
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2.3.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan:
1. Disconnect the CPU fan cable from
the connector on the motherboard.
2.
Rotate each fastener
counterclockwise.
3.
Pull up two fasteners at a time in
a diagonal sequence to disengage
the heatsink and fan assembly
from the motherboard.
4.
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A
B
B
A
B
A
A
B
Carefully remove the heatsink
and fan assembly from the
motherboard.
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5.
Rotate each fastener clockwise to
ensure correct orientation when
reinstalling.
Narrow end of the groove
The narrow end of the
groove should point
outward after resetting.
(The photo shows the
groove shaded for
emphasis.)
Refer to the documentation in the boxed or stand-alone CPU fan package for
detailed information on CPU fan installation.
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2.4
System memory
2.4.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) and four Double
Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets.
DDR2_B1
DDR2_B2
DDR3_B1
DDR2_A1
DDR2_A2
DDR3_A1
A DDR3 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR2/DDR DIMM but
is notched differently to prevent installation on a DDR2/DDR DIMM socket, while
a DDR3/DDR2 module has a 240-pin footprint compared to the 184-pin DDR
DIMM. DDR3 modules are developed for better performance with less power
consumption. The figure illustrates the location of the DDR3/DDR2 DIMM sockets:
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P5KC 240-pin DDR3/DDR2 DIMM sockets
DDR3 module installation
Channel
Channel A
Channel B
Sockets
DDR3_DIMM_A1
DDR3_DIMM_B1
DDR2 module installation
Channel
Channel A
Channel B
Sockets
DIMM_A1 and DIMM_A2
DIMM_B1 and DIMM_B2
You can only install either DDR2 module(s) or DDR3 module(s) on the
motherboard; otherwise, the system will not boot up.
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•
This chipset officially supports DDR3 1066/800. With the ASUS Super
Memspeed Technology, the motherboard supports up to 1333MHz and
provides more ratio setting items than the chipset officially supports. Refer
to the table below for details.
FSB
1600
DDR3
1600
•
1333
1200
2.4.2
1000
800
1333
1111
1066
1000
833
889
This chipset officially supports DDR2-800 MHz. With the ASUS Super
Memspeed Technology, this motherboard natively supports up to
DDR2-1066 MHz. See the table below.
FSB
1333
1333
1333
1066
1066
1066
•
1333
DDR2
1066*
800
667
1066*
800
667
*If you install a DDR2-1066 memory module whose SPD is DDR2-800,
make sure that you set the DRAM Frequency item in BIOS to
[DDR2-1066MHz]. See section 4.4.1 Jumperfree Configuration for
details.
Memory configurations
You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB unbuffered non‑ECC DDR2 /
DDR3 DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.
Recommended Memory Configurations (DDR2)
Mode
Single-Channel
Sockets
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A2
DIMM_B1
DIMM_B2
-
-
Populated
-
Populated
-
-
-
Dual-channel (1)
Populated
-
Populated
-
Dual-channel (2)
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
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Recommended Memory Configurations (DDR3)
Sockets
Mode
Single-Channel
Dual-channel
DDR3_DIMM_A1
DDR3_DIMM_B1
Populated
-
-
Populated
Populated
Populated
•
You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A and Channel B. The
system maps the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dual-channel
configuration. Any excess memory from the higher-sized channel is then
mapped for single-channel operation.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility,
it is recommended that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor.
•
This motherboard does not support memory modules made up of 128 Mb
chips or double sided x16 memory modules.
For DDR2 DIMMs:
•
•
•
For DDR2 DIMMs, due to chipset resource allocation, the system may
detect less than 8 GB system memory when you installed four 2 GB DDR2
memory modules.
If you install four 1 GB memory modules, the system may detect less than
3 GB of total memory because of address space allocation for other critical
functions. This limitation applies to Windows Vista 32-bit/Windows XP 32-bit
version operating system since it does not support PAE (Physical Address
Extention) mode.
If you install Windows Vista 32-bit/Windows XP 32-bit version operating
system, we recommend that you install less than 3GB of total memory.
Notes on memory limitations
•
Due to chipset limitation, this motherboard can only support up to
8 GB on the operating systems listed below. You may install a maximum of
2 GB DIMMs on each slot.
64-bit
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Windows Vista x64 Edition
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For DDR3 DIMMs:
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If you install two 2 GB memory modules, the system may detect less than
3 GB of total memory because of address space allocation for other critical
functions. This limitation applies to Windows Vista 32-bit/Windows XP 32-bit
version operating system since it does not support PAE (Physical Address
Extention) mode.
•
If you install Windows Vista 32-bit/Windows XP 32-bit version operating
system, we recommend that you install less than 3GB of total memory.
•
Some old-version DDR2-800 DIMMs may not match Intel®’s
On‑Die‑Termination (ODT) requirement and will automatically downgrade
to run at DDR2-667. If this happens, contact your memory vendor to check
the ODT value.
•
Due to chipset limitation, DDR2-800 with CL=4 will be downgraded to run
at DDR2-667 by default setting. If you want to operate with lower latency,
adjust the memory timing manually.
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P5KC Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR3-1333 MHz capability
Size
Vendor
Chip No.
CL
Chip Brand
SS/
DS
DIMM
support
Part No.
A*
B*
512MB
ELPIDA
J5308BASE-DG-E
8
ELPIDA
SS
EBJ51UD8BAFA-DG-E
•
•
512MB
Qimonda
IDSH51-03A1F1C-13H
9
QIMONDA
SS
IMSH51U03A1F1C-13H
•
•
1024MB
Qimonda
IDSH51-03A1F1C-13H
9
QIMONDA
DS
IMSH1GU13A1F1C-13H
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DDR3-1066 MHz capability
Size
Vendor
Chip No.
CL
Chip Brand
SS/
DS
DIMM
support
Part No.
A*
1024MB
Qimonda
IDSH51-03A1F1C-10F
N/A
QIMONDA
DS
IMSH1GU13A1F1C-10F
•
512MB
NANYA
NT5CB64M8AN-BE
N/A
NANYA
SS
NT512C64B88A0NY-BF
•
512MB
SAMSUNG
K4B510846E-ZCG8
8
SAMSUNG
SS
M378B6573EZ0-CG8
•
B*
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DDR3-800 MHz capability
Chip No.
CL
Chip Brand
SS/
DS
Part No.
DIMM support
Size
Vendor
512MB
SAMSUNG
K4B510846E-ZCE7
N/A
SAMSUNG
SS
M378B6573EZ0-CE7
•
512MB
ELPIDA
J5308BASE-AC-E
6
ELPIDA
SS
EBJ51UD8BAFA-8C-E
•
1024MB
ELPIDA
J5308BASE-AC-E
6
ELPIDA
DS
EBJ11UD8BAFA-8C-E
•
512MB
NANYA
NT5CB64M8AN-25D
N/A
NANYA
SS
NT512C64B88A0NY-25D
•
1024MB
NANYA
NT5CB64M8AN-25D
N/A
NANYA
DS
NT1GC64B8HA0NY-25D
•
1024MB
Qimonda
IDSH51-03A1F1C-08E
N/A
QIMONDA
DS
IMSH1GU13A1F1C-08E
•
512MB
Qimonda
IDSH51-03A1F1C-08D
N/A
Qimonda
SS
IMSH51U03A1F1C-08D
•
512MB
Qimonda
IDSH51-03A1F1C-08E
N/A
Qimonda
SS
IMSH51U03A1F1C-08E
•
2048MB
Hynix
HY5TQ1G831ZNF-S5
N/A
Hynix
DS
HYMT125U64ZNF8-S5
•
A*
B*
SS - Single-sided DS - Double-sided
DIMM support:
A - Supports one module inserted into either slot, in Single-channel memory configuration.
B - Supports two modules inserted into both the orange slots as Dual-channel memory
configuration.
Visit the ASUS website for the latest DDR3-1333/1066/800 MHz QVL.
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P5KC Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR2-1066 MHz capability
SS/
DIMM support
Size
Vendor
Part No.
A*
B*
C*
1024MB
CORSAIR
DS
XMS8505v1.1 / 0616126-12
•
•
•
1024MB
CORSAIR
DS
CM2X1024-8500
•
•
•
1024MB
Kingston
SS
KHX9600D2 / 1G 9905316-069.A00LF / 2.3-2.35v
•
•
•
1024MB
OCZ
DS
OCZ2P10002GK/PC2 8000 /1G EL Dual CH/PlatinumXTC
•
•
•
1024MB
OCZ
DS
OCZ2P10002GK/PC2 8000 /1G EL Dual CH/Gold XTC
•
•
•
DS
If you install a DDR2-1066 memory module whose SPD is DDR2-800, make
sure that you set the DRAM Frequency item in BIOS to [DDR2-1066MHz]. See
section 4.4.1 Jumperfree Configuration for details.
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DDR2-800 MHz capability
CL
Chip
Brand
SS/
DS
Size
Vendor
Chip No.
Part No.
512MB
KINGSTON
K4T51083QC
5
SEC
SS
KVR800D2N5/512
1024MB
KINGSTON
Heat-Sink Package
4-4-4-12
N/A
DS
KHX6400D2LL/1G
1024MB
KINGSTON
Heat-Sink Package
4-4-4-12
N/A
SS
KHX6400D2LLK2/1GN
1024MB
KINGSTON
V59C1512804QBF25
N/A
N/A
DS
KVR800D2N5/1G
256MB
Qimonda
HYB18T512160BF-25F
5-5-5
INFINEON
SS
HYS64T32000HU-25F-B
512MB
Qimonda
HYB18T512800BF25F
5-5-5
N/A
SS
HYS64T64000HU-25F-B
1024MB
Qimonda
HYB18T512800BF25F
5-5-5
N/A
DS
HYS64T128020HU-25F-B
512MB
SAMSUNG
ZCE7K4T51083QC
5-5-5
SEC
SS
M378T6553CZ3-CE7
DIMM support
A*
B*
C*
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
SS - Single-sided DS - Double-sided
DIMM support:
A - Supports one module inserted into either slot, in Single-channel memory configuration.
B - Supports two modules inserted into either the yellow slots or the black slots as one pair of Dualchannel memory configuration.
C - Supports four modules inserted into both the yellow slots and the black slots as two pairs of Dualchannel memory configuration.
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Visit the ASUS website for the latest DDR2-1066/800 MHz QVL.
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2.4.3
Installing a DDR2/DDR3 DIMM
Unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other
system components. Failure to do so can cause severe damage to both the
motherboard and the components.
2
To install a DIMM:
1.
2.
3.
Unlock a DIMM socket by
pressing the retaining clips
outward.
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the socket.
3
DIMM notch
1
1
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM
is properly seated.
Unlocked retaining clip
2.4.4
•
A DDR2/DDR3 DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one
direction. DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the
DIMM.
•
The DDR3 DIMM sockets on this motherboard are orange-colored and do
not support DDR or DDR2 DIMMs. DO NOT install DDR or DDR2 DIMMs
to the DDR3 DIMM sockets.
•
The DDR2 DIMM sockets do not support DDR or DDR3 DIMMs. Do not
install DDR or DDR3 DIMMs to the DDR2 DIMM sockets.
Removing a DIMM
To remove a DIMM:
1.
Support the DIMM lightly with
your fingers when pressing the
retaining clips. The DIMM might
get damaged when it flips out
with extra force.
2.
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2
Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
DIMM notch
1
1
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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2.5
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following sub‑sections
describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion
cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard
components.
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with
it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a
chassis).
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw
for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
Replace the system cover.
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
2.
3.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See
Chapter 4 for information on BIOS setup.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support “Share
IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise, conflicts will
arise between the two PCI groups, making the system unstable and the card
inoperable. Refer to the table on the next page for details.
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2.5.3
IRQ
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Interrupt assignments
Priority
1
2
–
11
12
13
14
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Standard function
System timer
Keyboard controller
Re-direct to IRQ#9
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
Communications port (COM1)*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
Floppy disk controller
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
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 PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
PCI slot 1
PCI slot 2
PCI slot 3
LAN (L1)
SATA (363)
PCIE x16_1
PCIE x16_2
USB controller 1
USB controller 2
USB controller 3
USB controller 4
USB controller 5
USB 2.0 controller 1
USB 2.0 controller 2
SATA controller 1
SATA controller 2
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2.5.4
PCI slots
The PCI slots support cards such as
a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card,
and other cards that comply with PCI
specifications. The figure shows a LAN
card installed on a PCI slot.
2.5.5
PCI Express x1 slot
This motherboard supports PCI Express
x1 network cards, SCSI cards and other
cards that comply with the PCI Express
specifications. The following figure
shows a network card installed on the
PCI Express x1 slot.
2.5.6
Two PCI Express x16 slots
This motherboard supports two ATI
CrossFire™ PCI Express x16 graphics
cards that comply with the PCI Express
specifications.
The figure shows two graphics cards
installed on the PCI Express x16 slots.
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We recommend that you install a VGA card on the primary (blue) PCI Express
slot, and install any other PCI Express device on the Universal PCI-E slot
(black).
Primary PCI Express x16 slot
The primary PCI Express x16 slot supports PCI Express x16 graphics cards that
comply with the PCI Express specifications.
Universal PCI-E slot (max. x4 mode)
This motherboard also supports a Universal PCI-E slot with a maximum speed of 2
GB/s. The operating frequency of this slot changes, depending on the type of PCI
Express card you install. Refer to the table below for details.
If you install two VGA cards, we recommend that you plug the rear chassis
fan cable to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN1 for better thermal
environment. See page 2-36 for the connector location.
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Options for Universal PCI Express slot
PCI Express operating speed
Auto
Automatically optimizes performance and
functionality according to devices installed.
x4 mode [fast]
User gets the best performance but this
mode disables the PCI Express x1 slot.
x1 mode [compatible]
Always runs at PCI Express x1 speed.
•
Some PCI Express graphics cards cannot operate on x4/x1 mode. We suggest
that you install these cards on the primary PCI Express slot (blue) to increase
system stability.
•
Some PCI Express devices cannot operate on x4/x1 mode.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.5.7
AI Slot Detector
This motherboard comes with onboard LEDs that light up when the PCIE/PCI
devices are not correctly installed. This is a reminder that you should reinstall
these devices. Refer to the figure below for the location of the LEDs.
®
P5KC
DET_X16_1
DET_PCI1
DET_PCI2
DET_X16_2
DET_PCI3
DET_X1_1
P5KC Slot Detector
When the LEDs light up, turn off the power before reinstalling the devices.
The PCIEX16_1 slot (blue) is for a PCIE x16 card. The DET_X16_1 LED lights
up despite correct installation when you install a x1, x4, or x8 card to this slot.
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2.6
1.
Jumper
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup
parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button
cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include system setup
information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the onboard battery.
3. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on
pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.
4. Reinstall the battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup
to re-enter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper
default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
®
P5KC
CLRTC
1 2
P5KC Clear RTC RAM
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Normal
(Default)
2 3
Clear RTC
•
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to
overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R. (CPU
Parameter Recall) feature. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS
can automatically reset parameter settings to default values.
•
Due to the chipset limitation, AC power off is required prior using C.P.R.
function. You must turn off and on the power supply or unplug and plug the
power cord before reboot the system.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.7
Connectors
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors
1
15
1.
2.
3.
4.
3
2
14
13
12
4
11
5 6
7
10
9
8
PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
Coaxial S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device
via a coaxial S/PDIF cable.
IEEE1394a port. This 6-pin IEEE 1394a port provides high-speed
connectivity for audio/video devices, storage peripherals, PCs, or portable
devices.
LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area
Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the table below for the LAN
port LED indications.
LAN port LED indications
Activity/Link Speed LED
Status
Description
OFF
No link
ORANGE
Linked
BLINKING
Data activity
5.
Status
OFF
ORANGE
GREEN
Description
10 Mbps connection
100 Mbps connection
1 Gbps connection
ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED
LED
LAN port
Center/Subwoofer port (orange). This port connects the center/subwoofer
speakers.
6. Rear Speaker Out port (black). This port connects the rear speakers in a
4-channel, 6-channel, or 8-channel audio configuration.
7.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects the tape, CD, DVD player, or
other audio sources.
8.
Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker. In
4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel configuration, the function of this port
becomes Front Speaker Out.
9.
Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.
10. Side Speaker Out port (gray). This port connects the side speakers in an
8-channel audio configuration.
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Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in
2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Light Blue
Lime
Pink
Orange
Black
Gray
Headset
2-channel
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
–
–
–
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
–
Rear Speaker Out
–
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Ou
–
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
11. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
12. External SATA port. This port connects an external Serial ATA hard disk
drive. To configure a RAID 0, RAID 1, or JBOD set, install an external Serial
ATA hard disk drive and an internal Serial ATA hard disk drive connected to
the onboard Serial ATA connector labeled SATA_E2.
The external SATA port supports
external Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s
devices. Longer cables support
higher power requirements to
deliver signal up to two meters
away, and enables improved hotswap function.
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•
Before creating a RAID set using Serial ATA hard disks, make sure that you
have connected the Serial ATA signal cable and installed Serial ATA hard
disk drives; otherwise, you cannot enter the JMicron RAID utility and SATA
BIOS setup during POST.
•
If you intend to create a RAID configuration using this connector, set the
J-Micron eSATA/PATA Controller Mode item in the BIOS to [RAID].
Setting this item to [AHCI] supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ)
function. See section 4.4.5 Onboard Devices Configuration for details.
•
Refer to section 5.4 RAID configurations for details about configuring a
RAID 0, RAID 1, or JBOD.
•
DO NOT insert a different connector to this port.
•
DO NOT unplug the external Serial ATA box when a RAID 0 or JBOD is
configured.
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13. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
14. Optical S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device
via an optical S/PDIF cable.
15. USB 2.0 ports 5 and 6. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
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2.7.2
1.
Internal connectors
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable. Insert
one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other end to the
signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection when
using a FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
PIN 1
®
FLOPPY
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
P5KC
P5KC Floppy disk drive connector
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2.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_EIDE)
The onboard IDE connector is for the Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable.
There are three connectors on each Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable:
blue, black, and gray. Connect the blue connector to the motherboard’s IDE
connector, then select one of the following modes to configure your device.
Drive jumper setting
Single device
Two devices
Cable-Select or Master
Cable-Select
Master
Slave
Mode of
device(s)
Master
Slave
Master
Slave
Cable connector
Black
Black
Gray
Black or gray
•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the
Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion when you
connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 IDE devices.
If any device jumper is set as “Cable-Select,” make sure all other device
jumpers have the same setting.
®
P5KC
PRI_EIDE
PIN 1
P5KC EIDE connector
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NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
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3.
ICH9 Serial ATA connectors
(7-pin SATA1 [red], SATA2 [red], SATA3 [black], SATA4 [black])
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP2
GND GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXP2
GND
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
RSATA_TXN1
RSATA_TXP1
GND
SATA1
SATA3
SATA4
RSATA_TXP4
GND
GND
RSATA_RXN3
RSATA_RXP3
GND
RSATA_TXN3
RSATA_TXP3
GND
SATA2
GND
RSATA_RXN3
RSATA_RXP3
GND
SATA4
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P5KC
SATA1
RSATA_TXN3
GND RSATA_TXP3
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXN4
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_RXP4
GND GND
RSATA_TXN4
GND
RSATA_TXP4
RSATA_TXN4
GND
RSATA_RXP4
RSATA_RXN4
GND
R
P5B
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk
drives.
P5B SATA Connectors
P5KC SATA connectors
SATA3
SATA2
When using the connectors in Standard IDE mode, connect the primary (boot)
hard disk drive to the SATA1/2 connector. Refer to the table below for the
recommended SATA hard disk drive connections.
Serial ATA hard disk drive connection
Connector
Color
Setting
Use
SATA 1/2
Red
Master
Boot disk
SATA 3/4
Black
Slave
Data disk
Connect the right-angle side
of SATA signal cable to SATA
device. Or you may connect the
right-angle side of SATA cable to
the onboard SATA port to avoid
mechanical conflict with huge
graphics cards.
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4.
JMicron JMB363® Serial ATA RAID connector (7-pin SATA_E2)
This connector is for a Serial ATA signal cable that supports a Serial ATA hard
disk drive. To configure RAID 0, RAID 1, or JBOD, install an internal Serial
ATA hard disk drive to this connector and an external Serial ATA drive to the
external SATA port.
The JMicron controller mode item in the BIOS is set to [IDE] by default. Setting
this item to [RAID] allows you to use the connectors to build a RAID set. See
section 5.4.3 JMicron® RAID Configuration for details. Setting this item to
[AHCI] supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) function. See section 4.4.5
Onboard Devices Configuration for details.
®
SATA_E2
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXP2
GND
P5KC
P5KC SATA connector
Before creating a RAID set using Serial ATA hard disks, make sure that you
have connected the Serial ATA signal cables and installed Serial ATA hard disk
drives; otherwise, you cannot enter the JMicron® JMB363 RAID utility and SATA
BIOS setup during POST.
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5.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF)
port(s). Connect the S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install
the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
+5V
P5KC
SPDIFOUT
GND
SPDIF_OUT
®
P5KC Digital audio connector
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
6.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB78, USB 910, USB1112)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable
to any of these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the
back of the system chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0
specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
NC
GND
USB_P10+
USB_P10USB+5V
®
P5KC
USB910
USB1112
USB+5V
USB_P6USB_P6+
GND
NC
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
P5KC USB 2.0 connectors
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
GND
USB_P9+
USB_P9USB+5V
USB78
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
You can connect the USB cable to ASUS Q-Connector (USB, blue) first, and
then install the Q-Connector (USB) to the USB connector onboard.
The USB module is purchased separately.
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7.
IEEE 1394a port connector (10-1 pin IE1394_2)
This connector is for a IEEE 1394a port. Connect the IEEE 1394a module
cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back
of the system chassis.
®
P5KC
GND
+12V
TPB1GND
TPA1-
IE1394_2
PIN 1
+12V
TPB1+
GND
TPA1+
P5KC IEEE 1394a connector
Never connect a USB cable to the IEEE 1394a connector. Doing so will damage
the motherboard!
You can connect the 1394 cable to ASUS Q-Connector (1394, red) first, and
then install the Q-Connector (1394) to the 1394 connector onboard.
The IEEE 1394 module is purchased separately.
8.
Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD [Black])
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources
such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
®
P5KC
CD
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Left Audio Channel
P5KC Internal audio connector
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9.
CPU, chassis, and power fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN1, 3-pin CHA_FAN2, 3-pin PWR_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA~2000 mA (24 W max.)
or a total of 1 A~7 A (84 W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan cables to the fan
connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the black wire of each
cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
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!
PWR_FAN
CHA_FAN2
CPU_FAN
PWR_FAN
Rotation
+12V
GND
CPU_FAN
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
®
P5KC
CHA_FAN1
CHA_FAN1
CHA_FAN2
GND
+12V
Rotation
GND
+12V
Rotation
P5KC Fan connectors
Only the CPU-FAN and CHA-FAN 1-2 connectors support the ASUS Q-FAN 2
feature.
10. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module
cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back
of the system chassis.
®
COM1
P5KC
PIN 1
P5KC COM port connector
The serial port module is purchased separately.
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11. Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor or switch.
Connect one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch cable to this
connector. The chassis intrusion sensor or switch sends a high-level signal to
this connector when a chassis component is removed or replaced. The signal
is then generated as a chassis intrusion event.
By default, the pin labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted with
a jumper cap. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to use the
chassis intrusion detection feature.
CHASSIS
GND
Chassis Signal
+5VSB_MB
®
P5KC
(Default)
P5KC Chassis intrusion connector
12. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that
supports either HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end
of the front panel audio I/O module cable to this connector.
AAFP
HD Audio-compliant
pin definition
NC
NC
NC
AGND
SENSE2_RETUR
SENSE1_RETUR
PRESENCE#
GND
®
P5KC
Legacy AC ‘97 audio
pin definition
Line out_L
NC
Line out_R
MICPWR
MIC2
PORT2 L
SENSE_SEND
PORT2 R
PORT1 R
PORT1 L
P5KC Analog front panel connector
•
•
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We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module
to this connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability.
If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector, set the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD Audio];
if you want to connect an AC'97 front panel audio module to this connector,
set the item to [AC'97]. By default, this connector is set to [HD Audio]. See
section 4.4.5 Onboard Devices Configuration for details.
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13. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs
are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper
orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
ATX12V
+12V DC
GND
®
P5KC
P5KC ATX power connectors
•
•
•
EATXPWR
+12V DC
GND
+3 Volts
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
-5 Volts
Ground
Ground
Ground
PSON#
Ground
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
For a fully configured system, we recommend that you use a power supply
unit (PSU) that complies with ATX 12 V Specification 2.0 (or later version)
and provides a minimum power of 400 W.
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX12V power plug; otherwise, the
system will not boot.
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.
• The ATX 12 V Specification 2.0-compliant (400W) PSU has been tested
to support the motherboard power requirements with the following
configuration:
CPU: Intel® Pentium® Extreme 3.73GHz
Memory: 512 MB DDR2 (x4)
Graphics card: ASUS EAX1900XT
Parallel ATA device: IDE hard disk drive
Serial ATA device: SATA hard disk drive (x2)
Optical drive: DVD-RW
•
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If you want to use two high-end PCI Express x16 cards, use a PSU with
500W to 600W power or above to ensure the system stability.
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14. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
P5KC
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
PWR
Ground
PANEL
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
®
SPEAKER
PLED-
PLED+
PLED
Reset
Ground
RESET
IDE_LED
PWRSW
P5KC System panel connector
* Requires an ATX power supply.
•
System power LED (2-pin PLED)
•
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
•
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
•
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis
power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when
you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity
LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes when data is
read from or written to the HDD.
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The
speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button
turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending
on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds
while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system
reboot without turning off the system power.
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Q-Connector (system panel)
You can use ASUS Q-Connector to connect / disconnect chassis front panel
cables by only a few steps. Directions below shows how to install ASUS
Q-Connector.
Step1.
Connect correct front panel to ASUS
Q-Connector first. You can refer to the
marking on Q-Connector itself to know the
detail pin definition.
Step2.
Properly install the ASUS Q-Connector to the
System panel connctor.
Step3.
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Front panel functions are enabled.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
This chapter describes the power up
sequence, the vocal POST messages,
and ways of shutting down the system.
3
Powering up
3
Chapter summary
3.1
3.2
Starting up for the first time......................................................... 3-1
Turning off the computer.............................................................. 3-2
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Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system
chassis.
2.
4.
5.
6.
Be sure that all switches are off.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge
protector.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
a. Monitor
b. External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c. System power
After applying power, the system power LED on the system front panel case
lights up. For systems with ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up
when you press the ATX power button. If your monitor complies with “green”
standards or if it has a “power standby” feature, the monitor LED may light up
or switch between orange and green after the system LED turns on.
The system then runs the power-on self tests or POST. While the tests are
running, the BIOS beeps (see BIOS beep codes table below) 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.
AMI BIOS beep codes
BIOS Beep
One short beep
One continuous beep followed by two
short beeps then a pause (repeated)
One continuous beep followed by three
short beeps
One continuous beep followed by four
short beeps
7.
Description
VGA detected
Quick boot set to disabled
No keyboard detected
No memory detected
No VGA detected
Hardware component failure
At power on, hold down the <Delete> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 4.
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3.2
Turning off the computer
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function
If you are using Windows® XP or later version:
1. Click the Start button then select Turn Off Computer.
2. Click the Turn Off button to shut down the computer.
3.
The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
If you are using Windows® Vista:
1. Click the Start button then select ShutDown.
2. The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
3.2.2
Using the dual function power switch
While the system is ON, pressing the power switch for less than four seconds puts
the system to sleep mode or to soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting.
Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds lets the system enter the
soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS setting. Refer to section “4.5 Power Menu” in
Chapter 4 for details.
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Chapter 3: Powering up
This chapter tells how to change
the system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions
of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
4
BIOS setup
4
Chapter summary
4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 4-1
4.3
Main menu................................................................................... 4-12
4.2
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
BIOS setup program..................................................................... 4-9
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-16
Power menu................................................................................. 4-26
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-30
Tools menu.................................................................................. 4-35
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-37
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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.
ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
3.
ASUS AFUDOS (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk.)
ASUS EZ Flash 2 (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk or USB flash disk.)
2.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk,
USB flash disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.)
4.
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk or
USB flash disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the
original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.
4.1.1
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the
motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility allows you
to:
•
Save the current BIOS file
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
•
•
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an
Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
3.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update VX.XX.XX.
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Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
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1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start
> Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update
main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from the
Internet option from the drop‑down
menu, then click Next.
3.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest
you to avoid network traffic, or
click Auto Select. Click Next.
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4.
5.
From the FTP site, select the BIOS
version that you wish to download.
Click Next.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself through
the Internet. Always update the
utility to avail all its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start
> Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update
main window appears.
Select Update BIOS from a file
option from the drop‑down menu,
then click Next.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open
window, then click Open.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
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4.1.2
1.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click Start from the Windows® desktop, then select My Computer.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click File from the menu, then select Format. A Format 3 1/2 Floppy
Disk window appears.
e. Select Create an MS-DOS startup disk from the format options field,
then click Start.
2.
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Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable floppy
disk.
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4.1.3
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to go
through the long process of booting from a floppy disk and using a DOS‑based
utility. The EZ Flash 2 utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is accessible by pressing
<Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self Tests (POST).
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
1.
2.
3.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for
the motherboard.
Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk or a USB flash disk, then restart the
system.
You can launch the EZ Flash 2 by two methods.
(1) Insert the floppy disk / USB flash disk that contains the BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive or the USB port.
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.03
FLASH TYPE: SST 25LF080
Current ROM
BOARD: P5KC
VER: 0108
DATE: 03/06/07
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: C:\
A:
C:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[B] Backup
[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[ESC] Exit
(2) Enter BIOS setup program. Go to the Tools menu to select EZ Flash2
and press <Enter> to enable it.
You can switch between drives by pressing <Tab> before the correct file
is found. Then press <Enter>.
4.
When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash 2 performs the BIOS update
process and automatically reboots the system when done.
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This function can support devices such as USB flash disk, or floppy disk
with FAT 32/16 format and single partition only.
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure!
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4.1.4
AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment using
a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also allows you to
copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when the BIOS fails or gets
corrupted during the updating process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
2.
•
Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at least
1024KB free space to save the file.
•
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS
screen displays may not be same as shown.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support CD to
the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /o[filename]
where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than eight
alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three alphanumeric
characters for the extension name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
Main filename
3.
Extension name
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
Write to file...... ok
A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS file.
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
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Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS file for
the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
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Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact BIOS
filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
3.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support CD to
the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable floppy
disk.
A:\>afudos /iP5KC.ROM
4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iP5KC.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
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.
A:\>afudos /iP5KC.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... done
Verifying flash .... done
Please restart your computer
A:\>
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4.1.5
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 the motherboard support CD, the floppy disk, or
the USB flash disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
•
Prepare the motherboard support CD, the floppy disk or the USB flash disk
containing the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
•
If you use a SATA optical drive, always connect the SATA cable to the
SATA1 / SATA 2 connector; otherwise, the utility will not function.
Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Turn on the system.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the CD
for the BIOS file.
2.
Insert the motherboard support CD to the optical drive.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted
BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “P5KC.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
Recovering the BIOS from the USB flash disk
To recover the BIOS from the USB flash disk:
1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains BIOS file to the USB port.
3.
The utility will automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file When found,
the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted BIOS file.
2.
4.
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Turn on the system.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
•
Only the USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and single partition can
support ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3. The device size should be smaller than
8GB.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so
can cause system boot failure!
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) 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
SPI chip.
The SPI 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. Select the Load Default Settings item under the
Exit Menu. See section 4.8 Exit Menu.
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes
only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for
this motherboard.
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4.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Main
Menu bar
Advanced
Power
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
1
2
3
4
Configuration fields
General help
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
[10:55:25]
[Fri 03/09/2007]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[WDC
[Not
[Not
[Not
SATA Coniguration
System Information
WD800JD-00LSA0]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to select
a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
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Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Sub-menu items
4.2.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Tools
For Configuring options for special functions
Advanced
Boot
Exit
For changing the advanced system settings
For changing the system boot configuration
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard
until the desired item is highlighted.
4.2.3
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that
particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change
the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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4.2.4
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that
menu. For example, selecting Main
shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Advanced, Power,
Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
4.2.5
Sub-menu items
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
Use [ENTER], [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
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[1.44M, 3.5 in]
1
2
3
4
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
Time.
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
IDE Configuration
System Information
Main menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the iteam has a
sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press <Enter>.
4.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user- configurable,
you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item
that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. To
change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to display a list of options.
Refer to “4.2.7 Pop-up window.”
4.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the
configuration options for that item.
4.2.8
Scroll bar
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.
4.2.9
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen
is a brief description of the selected item.
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Scroll bar
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4.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears, giving
you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section 4.2.1 BIOS menu screen for information on the menu screen
items and how to navigate through them.
Main
Advanced
Power
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
1
2
3
4
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
[10:55:25]
[Fri 03/09/2007]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[WDC
[Not
[Not
[Not
WD800JD-00LSA0]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
SATA Coniguration
System Information
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to select
a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system Time.
+-
Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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4.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
4.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
4.3.3
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [720K, 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
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4.3.4
SATA 1~4
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE devices.
There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item then
press <Enter> to display the IDE device information.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
SATA 1
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: WDC WD800JD-00LSA0
Size
: 80.0GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
: 4
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-5
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
[Auto]
LBA/Large Mode
[Auto]
Block(Multi-sector Transfer)M
[Auto]
PIO Mode
[Auto]
DMA Mode
[Auto]
SMART Monitoring
[Auto]
32Bit Data Transfer
[Enabled]
Acoustics
[Fast]
Select the type of
device connected to
the system.
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F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items (Device,
Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra DMA, and
SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable. These items show
N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to [Auto] allows automatic selection of the
appropriate IDE device type. Select [CDROM] if you are specifically configuring a
CD-ROM drive. Select [ARMD] (ATAPI Removable Media Device) if your device is
either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive.
Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to [Auto] enables the LBA mode if the
device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously formatted with LBA
mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) M [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 [Enabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.3.5
SATA Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the SATA
devices installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter> if you want to
configure the item.
SATA Configuration
SATA Configuraton
Configure SATA as
Options
[Enhanced]
[IDE]
Hard Disk Write Protect [Disabled]
SATA Detect Time Out (Sec)
[35]
Disabled
Compatiable
Enhanced
SATA Configuration [Enhanced]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Compatible] [Enhanced]
Configure SATA as [IDE]
Sets the configuration for the Serial ATA connectors supported by the
Southbridge chip. Configuration options: [IDE] [AHCI]
Hard Disk Write Protect [Disabled]
Disables or enables device write protection. This will be effective only if device is
accessed throuh BIOS. Confiuration option: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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SATA Detect Time Out (Sec) [35]
Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.
Configuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35]
4.3.6
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The BIOS
automatically detects the items in this menu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
AMIBIOS
Version
: 0104
Build Date : 03/28/07
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6300 @ 1.86GHz
: 1876MHz
: 1
System Memory
Available
: 512 MB
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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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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4.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other
system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Main
Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
JumperFree Configuration
USB Configuration
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCIPnP
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Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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4.4.1
Jumperfree Configuration
Advanced
Configure System Frequency/Voltage
AI Overclocking
CPU Ratio Control
DRAM Frequency
DRAM Timing Control
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
CPU Spread Spectrum
PCIE Spread Spectrum
[Auto]
[Auto]
Select the target CPU
frequency, and the
relevant parameters
will be auto-adjusted.
Frequencies higher
than CPU manufacturer
recomends are not
guaranteed to be
stable. If the system
becomes unstable,
return to the default.
AI Overclocking [Auto]
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU internal
frequency. Selct any one of the preset overclocking configuration options:
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MANUAL
Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
Auto
Loads the optimal settings for the system.
Standard
Loads the standard settings for the system.
N.O.S.
The ASUS Non-delay Overclocking System feature
intelligently determines the system load and automatically
boosts the performance for the most demanding tasks.
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
Some of the following items appear when you set AI Overclocking to
[MANUAL] or [N.O.S.]. The items vary depending on which option you select.
N.O.S. Mode [Auto]
Allows you to set the Non-Delay Overclocking System mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Standard] [Sensitve] [Heavy Load]
Turbo N.O.S. [Overclock 5%]
Allows you to set the maximum overclock percentage for the selected N.O.S.
mode. Configuration options: [Overclock 3%] [Overclock 5%] [Overclock
10%] [Overclock 15%] [Overclock 20%] [Overclock 30%]
CPU Ratio Control [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual].
The following item appears when the CPU Ratio Control item is set to
[Manual].
Ratio CMOS Setting [7]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Ratio Control item to
[Manual]. Allows you to set the ratio between CPU Core Clock and the FSB
Frequency. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the ratio between 6 and 7. If
an invalid ratio is set in CMOS, then actual and setpoint values may differ.
FSB Frequency [XXX]
Displays the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus and PCI
bus. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the FSB frequency. You can also type
the desired FSB frequency using the numeric keypad. The values range from 200
to 800. Refer to the table below for the correct Front Side Bus and CPU External
Frequency settings.
FSB/CPU External Frequency Synchronization
Front Side Bus
CPU External Frequency
FSB 1333
333 MHz
FSB 1066
266 MHz
FSB 800
200 MHz
PCIE Frequency [XXX]
Allows you to set the PCI Express frequency. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust
the PCIE frequency. You can also type the desired PCIE frequency using the
numeric keypad. The values range from 100 to 150.
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DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the DDR2/DDR3 operating frequency. The configuration options
vary depending on the DIMMs you install on the motherboard.
(For DDR3 DIMMs) Configuration options: [Auto] [DDR3-800MHz]
[DDR3-833MHz] [DDR3-1000MHz] [DDR3-1066MHz] [DDR3-1111MHz]
[DDR3-1333MHz]
(For DDR2 DIMMs) Configuration options: [Auto] [DDR2-667MHz]
[DDR2-800MHz] [DDR2-889MHz] [DDR2-1066MHz]
Selecting a very high DRAM frequency may cause the system to become
unstable! If this happens, revert to the default setting.
DRAM Timing Control [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
•
The following sub-items apprear only when you set the DRAM Timing Control item to [Manual].
•
The configuration options for some of the following items vary depending
on the DIMMs you install on the motherboard.
CAS# Latency [6]
Configuration options: [3]~[6]
RAS# to CAS# Delay [5 DRAM Clocks]
Configuration options: [3 DRAM Clocks]~[10 DRAM Clocks]
RAS# Precharge [5 DRAM Clocks]
Configuration options: [3 DRAM Clocks]~[10 DRAM Clocks]
RAS# Activate to Precharge [15 DRAM Clocks]
Configuration options: [3 DRAM Clocks]~[34 DRAM Clocks]
TWR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks]~[15 DRAM Clocks]
TRFC [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [20 DRAM Clocks] [25 DRAM Clocks]
[30 DRAM Clocks] [35 DRAM Clocks] [42 DRAM Clocks]
TWTR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks]~[15 DRAM Clocks]
TRRD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks]~[15 DRAM Clocks]
TRTP [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clocks]~[15 DRAM Clocks]
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DRAM Static Read Control [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
DRAM Dynamic Write Control [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Transaction Booster [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Booster level [0]
This item appears when the Transaction Booster item is enabled.
Configuration options: [0] [1]
Clock Over-Charging Mode [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [700mV] [800mV] [900mV] [1000mV]
CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Allows you to disable or set to auto the CPU clock spread spectrum.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
PCIE Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Allows you to disable or set to auto the PCI Express clock spread spectrum.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
CPU Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to select the CPU voltage. Configuration options: [Auto]
[1.7000V] [1.6875V] [1.6750V] [1.6625V] [1.6500V] [1.6375V] [1.6250V] [1.6125V]
[1.6000V] [1.5875V] [1.5750V] [1.5625V] [1.5500V] [1.5375V] [1.5250V] [1.5125V]
[1.5000V] [1.4875V] [1.4750V] [1.4625V] [1.4500V] [1.4375V] [1.4250V] [1.4125V]
[1.4000V] [1.3875V] [1.3750V] [1.3625V] [1.3500V] [1.3375V] [1.3250V] [1.3125V]
[1.3000V] [1.2875V] [1.2750V] [1.2625V] [1.2500V] [1.2375V] [1.2250V] [1.2125V]
[1.2000V] [1.1875V] [1.1750V] [1.1625V] [1.1500V] [1.1375V] [1.1250V] [1.1125V]
[1.1000V]
Refer to the CPU documentation before setting the CPU voltage. Setting a high
voltage may damage the CPU!
CPU Voltage Reference [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.63x] [0.61x] [0.59x] [0.57x]
CPU Voltage Damper [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled]
CPU PLL Voltage [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.50V] [1.70V]
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DRAM Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to select the DDR2/DDR3 voltage. The configuration options vary
depending on the DIMMs you install on the motherboard.
(For DDR3 DIMMs) Configuration options: [Auto] [1.50V] [1.60V] [1.70V] [1.80V]
[1.90V] [2.00V] [2.10V] [2.20V]
(For DDR2 DIMMs) Configuration options: [Auto] [1.80V] [1.90V] [2.00V] [2.10V]
[2.20V] [2.30V] [2.40V] [2.50V]
Refer to the DDR2/DDR3 documentation before adjusting the memory voltage.
Setting a very high memory voltage may damage the memory module(s)!
FSB Termination Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to select the front side bus termination voltage.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.20V] [1.30V] [1.40V] [1.50V]
Setting a high FSB termination voltage may damage the chipset and CPU.
North Bridge Voltage [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.25V] [1.40V] [1.55V] [1.70V]
North Bridge Voltage Reference [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.67x] [0.61x]
4.4.2
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.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
USB Configuration
Options
USB Devices Enabled:
None
USB Functions
USB 2.0 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
BIOS EHCI Hand-off
Port 64/60 Emulation
Legacy USB Support Disabled
Enhanced
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[HiSpeed]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
Select Screen
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Change Option
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The USB Devices Enabled item shows auto-detected values. If no USB device
is detected, the item shows None.
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USB Functions [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB functions. The following sub-items appear
when this item is set to [Enabled]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to set the USB 2.0 controller mode to HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or
FullSpeed (12 Mbps). This item appears only when you enable the USB 2.0
Controller item. Configuration options: [FullSpeed ] [HiSpeed ]
BIOS EHCI Hand-off [Enabled]
Allows you to enable support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off
feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Port 64/60 Emulation [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the I/O port 60h/64h emulation support. This item
should be enabled for the complete USB keyboard legacy support for non-USB
aware OSes. 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]
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4.4.3
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure advanced CPU settings
Manufacturer:Intel
Brand String:Genuine Intel(R) CPU @ 2.40 GHz
Frequency
:1.20GHz
FSB Speed
:800 MHz
Cache L1
:32 KB
Cache L2
:512 KB
CPUID
:660
Ratio Status:Unlocked (Max:12, Min:06)
Ratio Actual Value :6
CPU Ratio Control
Ratio CMOS Setting
C1E Support Max CPUID Value Limit:
Vanderpool Technology
CPU TM function:
Execute Disable Bit
PECI
Intel(R) SpeedStep(TM)Tech.
[Auto]
[14]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Options
Auto
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CPU Ratio Control [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
The following item appears when the item CPU Ratio Control is set to
[Manual].
Ratio CMOS Setting: [14]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the CMOS ratio values.
C1E Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable C1E Support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Max CPUID Value Limit [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]
Vanderpool Technology [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU TM Function [Enabled]
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]
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PECI [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PECI interface.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears when you set CPU Ratio Control to [Auto]
Intel(R) SpeedStep (TM) Tech. [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Automatic]
4.4.4
Chipset
The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced Chipset Settings
Configure North Bridge
features.
WARMING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
North Bridge Configuration
North Bridge Configuration
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
North Bridge Chipset Configuration
Memory Remap Feature
Initiate Graphic Adapter
PEG Port Control
PEG Port Force x1
[Enabled]
[PEG/PCI]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
ASUS C.G.I Function
[Auto]
Options
Disabled
Enabled
Memory Remap Feature [Enabled]
Allows you to enabled or disable the remapping of the overlapped PCI
memory above the total physical memory. Enable this option only when you
install 64-bit operating system. 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]
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PEG Port Control [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
PEG Port Force x1 [Disabled]
This item appears when the PEG Port Control item is set to [Auto].
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
ASUS C.G.I Function [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Cross Graphics Impeller function.
Configuratiton options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
4.4.5
OnBoard Devices Configuration
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Onboard Device Configuraiton
High Definition Audio
Front Panel Type
Onboard 1394 Controller Onboard PCIE GbE LAN
LAN Option ROM
J-Micron eSATA/PATA Controller
Controller Mode
[Enabled]
[HD Audio]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[IDE]
Serial Port1 Address
[3F8/IRQ4]
Enable or Disable
High Definition Audio
Controller
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High Definition Audio [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the High Definition Audio. The following item
appears only when you enable this item.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Front Panel Support Type [HD Audio]
Allows you to set the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy
AC’97 or high-definition audio depending on the audio standard that the front
panel audio module supports. Configuration options: [AC97] [HD Audio]
Onboard 1394 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to disable or enable the onboard 1394 device support.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Onboard PCIE GbE LAN [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
LAN Option ROM [Disabled]
This item appears only when you enable the previous item.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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J-Micron eSATA/PATA Controller [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Controller Mode [IDE]
This item appears only when you enable the previous item.
Configuration options: [RAID] [IDE] [AHCI]
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]
4.4.6
PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP
devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S
[No]
NO: lets the BIOS
configure all the
devices in the system.
YES: lets the
Select
Screen
operating
system
Select
configure
Plug Item
and Play
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Change Option
(PnP)
not
F1 General
Helpif
required
for boot
F10system
Save and
your
has Exit
a Plug
ESC
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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 install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating system
configures the Plug and Play devices that are not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
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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.
Main
Advanced
Power
Suspend Mode
Repost Video on S3 Resume
ACPI Version
ACPI APIC Support
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
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4.5.1
Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) state
to be used for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]
4.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume [Disabled]
Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.5.3
ACPI Version [Disabled]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
version supported. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.5.4
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) support in the Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC). When
set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5.5
APM Configuration
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
APM Configuration
Restore on AC Power Loss
Power On By RTC Alarm
Power On By External Modems
Power On By PCI Devices
Power On By PCIE Devices
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
<Enter> to select
whether or not to
restart the system
after AC power loss.
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Restore On AC Power Loss [Power Off]
When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power loss. When set to
Last State, the system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state
was before the AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this item is
set to Enabled, the items RTC Alarm Date/ RTC Alarm Hour/ RTC Alarm Minute/
RTC Alarm Second will become user-configurable with set values.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By External Modems [Disabled]
This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the computer
when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and
applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the first
try. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the computer is off
causes an initialization string that turns the system power on.
Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PME to wake up from S5 by PCI devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PCIE Devices [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to disable the Power On by PS/2 keyboard function or set specific keys
on the PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power
supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Space Bar] [Ctrl-Esc] [Power Key]
4.5.6
Hardware Monitor
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
[51ºC/122.5ºF]
[32ºC/89.5ºF]
CPU Fan Speed
CPU Q-Fan Control
Chassis Fan 1 Speed
Chassis Fan 2 Speed
Chassis Q-Fan Control
Power Fan Speed
[4166RPM]
[Disabled]
[N/A]
[N/A]
[Disabled]
[N/A]
VCORE Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
[ 1.280V]
[ 3.104V]
[ 4.848V]
[11.480V]
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CPU Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the motherboard
and CPU temperatures. Select [Ignored] if you do not wish to display the detected
temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A.
CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU Q-Fan controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The CPU Fan Profile item appears when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control
feature.
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CPU Fan Profile [Optimal]
Allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the CPU Q-Fan. When
set to [Optimal], the CPU fan automatically adjusts depending on the CPU
temperature. Set this item to [Silent Mode] to minimize fan speed for quiet CPU fan
operation, or [Performance Mode] to achieve maximum CPU fan speed.
Configuration options: [Optimal] [Silent Mode] [Performance Mode]
Chassis Fan 1/2 Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the chassis
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A.
Chassis Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the chassis Q-Fan controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The Chassis Fan Ratio item appears when you enable the Chassis Q-Fan
Control feature.
Chassis Fan Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the appropriate fan speed ratio for the chassis Q-Fan. When
set to [Auto], the chassis fan automatically adjusts depending on the chassis
temperature. Set a low ratio to minimize fan speed for quiet chassis fan operation,
or a high ratio to achieve maximum chassis fan speed.
Configuration options: [Auto] [90%] [80%] [70%] [60%]
Chassis Target Temperature [37ºC]
Adjusts the CPU fan speed to make the CPU temperature as low as the selected
temperature.
Configuration options: [28ºC] [31ºC] [34ºC] [37ºC] [40ºC] [43ºC] [46ºC]
Power Fan Speed (RPM) [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the power
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A.
Vcore Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through
the onboard voltage regulators. Select [Ignored] if you do not want to detect this
item.
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4.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
Specifies the Boot
Device Priority
sequence.
Boot Device Priority
Removable Drives
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
A virtual floppy disk
drive (Floppy Drive B:)
may appear when you set
the CD-ROM drive as the
first boot device.
Enter
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4.6.1
Boot Device Priority
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
[HDD:PM-WDC WD800JD]
[ATAPI CD-ROM]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
availabe devices.
A device enclosed
in parenthesis has
been disabled in
the corresponding
menu.
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1st ~ xxth Boot Device [xxx Drive]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices.
The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of
devices installed in the system.
Configuration options: [1st FLOPPY DRIVE] [HDD:xxxxxxx] [ATAPI CD-ROM]
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4.6.2
Removable Drives
Removable Drives
1st Drive
[1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
availabe devices.
1. 1st Drive
Allows you to assign a removable drive attached to the system.
4.6.3
Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo
[Enabled]
AddOn ROM Display Mode
[Force BIOS]
Bootup Num-Lock
[On]
Wait for ‘F1’ if Error
[Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display[Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture
[Disabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
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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]
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.
AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
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Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when error
occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run Setup”
during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap Interrupt 19.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.6.4
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
:Not Installed
:Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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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 set a
password, this item shows Installed.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1.
2.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six letters
and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3. Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you 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 Jumper 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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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
:Installed
:Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
[Full Access]
[Setup]
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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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 changes only to selected fields, such as Date and Time.
Full Access allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password item on
top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a password, this
item shows Installed.
To set a User Password:
1.
2.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at least six
letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3. Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user password.
Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the Setup
utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both when accessing
Setup and booting the system.
Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
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4.7
Tools menu
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
Press ENTER to run
the utility to select
and update BIOS.
This utility doesn't
support :
1.NTFS format
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS O.C. Profile
+Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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4.7.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Enter>, a confirmation
message appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No],
then press <Enter> to confirm your choice. Please see page 4-5, section 4.1.3 for
details.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.05
FLASH TYPE: PMC 25LV080
Current ROM
BOARD: P5KC
VER: 0116
DATE: 04/27/07
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: C:\
A:
B:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[Tab] Switch
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[ESC] Exit
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
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4.7.2
ASUS O.C. Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Tools
O.C. PROFILE Configuration
O.C. Profile 1 Status
O.C. Profile 2 Status
Save to Profile 1
:Not Installed
:Not Installed
Save to Profile 1
Load from Profile 1
Save to Profile 2
Load from Profile 2
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Start O.C. Profile
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Save to Profle 1/2
Allows you to save the current BIOS file to the BIOS Flash. Press <Enter> to save
the file.
Load from Profile 1/2
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Press
<Enter> to load the file.
Start O.C. Profile
Allows you to run the utility to save and load CMOS. Press <Enter> to run the
utility.
ASUSTek O.C. Profile Utility V1.05
Current CMOS
BOARD: P5KC
VER: 0116
DATE: 04/27/07
Restore CMOS
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: C:\
A:
B:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[Tab] Switch
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[B] Backup
[ESC] Exit
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
This function can support devices such as USB flash disk or floppy
disk with FAT 32/16 format and single partition only.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent the system boot failure!
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Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the
BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Main
Advanced
Power
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Enter
Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options
from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit
menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM. An onboard
backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even when the PC is turned
off. When you select this option, a confirmation window appears. Select [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 & Save Changes
or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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This chapter describes the contents
of the support CD that comes with the
motherboard package.
5
Software
support
5
Chapter summary
5.1
Installing an operating system.................................................... 5-1
5.3
Software information.................................................................... 5-9
5.2
5.4
5.5
Support CD information............................................................... 5-1
RAID configurations................................................................... 5-28
Creating a RAID driver disk........................................................ 5-37
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5.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® XP/64-bit XP/Vista/64-bit Vista operating
systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to
maximize the features of your hardware.
5.2
•
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for reference only. Refer to your OS
documentation for detailed information.
•
Make sure that you install Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or later versions
before installing the drivers for better compatibility and system stability.
Support CD information
The Support CD that came with the motherboard package contains the drivers,
software applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard
features.
The contents of the Support CD are subject to change at any time without
notice. Visit the ASUS website(www.asus.com) for updates.
5.2.1
Running the Support CD
Place the Support CD to the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the
Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
Click an icon to display
support CD motherboard
information
Click an item to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the Support
DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the
ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
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5.2.2
Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed
devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
ASUS InstAll - Drivers Installation Wizard
Launches the ASUS InstAll driver installation wizard.
Intel Chipset Inf Update Program
Installs the Intel® Chipset drivers for the Intel® chipset.
Realtek Audio Driver
Installs the Realtek® ALC883 high definition audio driver and application.
Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethernet Driver
Installs the Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethernet driver.
JMicron JMB36X RAID Controller Driver
Installs the JMicron® JMB36X RAID controller driver.
USB 2.0 Driver
Installs the USB 2.0 driver.
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Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the motherboard
supports.
ASUS InstAll - Installation Wizard for Utilities
Launches the ASUS InstAll utilities installation wizard.
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in Windows®
environment. This utility requires an Internet connection either through a network
or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
ASUS PC Probe II
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system voltages,
and alerts you of any detected problems. This utility helps you keep your computer
in healthy operating condition.
ASUS AI Suite
Installs the ASUS AI Suite.
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You can also install the following utilities from the ASUS Superb Software
Library CD.
ADOBE Acrobat Reader V7.0
Installs the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader that allows you to open, view, and print
documents in Portable Document Format (PDF).
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
Installs the Microsoft® DirectX 9.0 driver. The Microsoft DirectX® 9.0 is a multimedia
technology that enhances computer graphics and sound. DirectX® improves the
multimedia features of you computer so you can enjoy watching TV and movies,
capturing videos, or playing games in your computer. Visit the Microsoft website
(www.microsoft.com) for updates.
Symantec Norton Internet Security
The anti-virus application detects and protects your computer from viruses that
destroys data.
WinDVD Copy5 Trial
Installs the WinDVD Copy5 Trial version.
Corel Snapfire Plus SE
Installs the Corel Snapfire Plus SE software.
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5.2.4
Make Disk menu
The Make Disk menu contains items to create the JMicron® JMB363 SATA RAID
driver disk.
JMicron JMB36X 32bit RAID Driver
JMicron JMB36X 64bit RAID Driver
Allows you to create an JMicron® JMB36X Serial ATA RAID driver disk for a 32bit/64­‑bit system.
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5.2.5
Manuals menu
The Manuals menu contains a list of supplementary user manuals. Click an item to
open the folder of the user manual.
Most user manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install the
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader from the Utilities menu before opening a user manual
file.
5.2.6
ASUS Contact information
Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can also find
this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
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Other information
The icons on the top right corner of the screen give additional information on the
motherboard and the contents of the Support CD. Click an icon to display the
specified information.
Motherboard Info
Displays the general specifications of the motherboard.
Browse this CD
Displays the Support CD contents in graphical format.
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Technical support form
Displays the ASUS Technical Support Request Form that you have to fill out when
requesting technical support.
Filelist
Displays the contents of the Support CD and a brief description of each in text
format.
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5.3
Software information
Most of the applications in the Support CD have wizards that will conveniently
guide you through the installation. View the online help or readme file that came
with the software application for more information.
5.3.1
ASUS MyLogo2™
The ASUS MyLogo2™ utility lets you customize the boot logo. The boot logo is the
image that appears on screen during the Power‑On Self-Tests (POST). The ASUS
MyLogo2™ is automatically installed when you install the ASUS Update utility from
the Support CD. See section “5.2.3 Utilities menu” for details.
•
Before using the ASUS MyLogo2™, use the AFUDOS utility to make a copy
of your original BIOS file, or obtain the latest BIOS version from the ASUS
website. See section 4.1.4 AFUDOS utility.
•
Make sure that the BIOS item Full Screen Logo is set to [Enabled] if
you wish to use ASUS MyLogo2. See section 4.6.3 Boot Settings
Configuration.
•
You can create your own boot logo image in GIF, or BMP file formats.
•
The file size should be smaller than 150 K.
To launch the ASUS MyLogo2™:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Launch the ASUS Update utility. Refer to section “4.1.1 ASUS Update utility”
for details.
Select Options from the drop down menu, then click Next.
Check the option Launch MyLogo to replace system boot logo before
flashing BIOS, then click Next.
Select Update BIOS from a file from the drop down menu, then click Next.
When prompted, locate the new
BIOS file, then click Next. The ASUS
MyLogo window appears.
From the left window pane, select the
folder that contains the image you
intend to use as your boot logo.
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7.
When the logo images appear on the
right window pane, select an image to
enlarge by clicking on it.
8.
Adjust the boot image to your desired
size by selecting a value on the Ratio
box.
9.
When the screen returns to the ASUS Update utility, flash the original BIOS to
load the new boot logo.
10. After flashing the BIOS, restart the computer to display the new boot logo
during POST.
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5.3.2
Audio configurations
The Realtek® ALC883 audio CODEC provides 8-channel audio capability to deliver
the ultimate audio experience on your computer. The software provides JackSensing function, S/PDIF Out support, and interrupt capability. The ALC883 also
includes the Realtek® proprietary UAJ® (Universal Audio Jack) technology for all
audio ports, eliminating cable connection errors and giving users plug and play
convenience.
Follow the installation wizard to install the Realtek® Audio Driver from the support
CD that came with the motherboard package.
If the Realtek audio software is correctly installed, you will find the Realtek HD
Audio Manager icon on the taskbar.
From the taskbar, double-click on the SoundEffect
icon to display the Realtek HD Audio Manager.
Realtek HD Audio Manager
Realtek HD Audio Manager
Configuration
options
Control settings
window
Exit button
Minimize
button
Information
button
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Information
Click the information button (
) to
display information about the audio driver
version, DirectX version, audio controller,
audio codec, and language setting.
Minimize
Click the minimize button (
Exit
Click the exit button (
) to minimize the window.
) to exit the Realtek HD Audio Manager.
Configuration options
Click any of the tabs in this area to configure your audio settings.
Sound Effect
The Realtek® ALC883 Audio CODEC
allows you to set your listening
environment, adjust the equalizer, set
the karaoke, or select pre‑programmed
equalizer settings for your listening
pleasure.
To set the sound effect options:
1.
2.
3.
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From the Realtek HD Audio
Manager, click the Sound Effect
tab.
Click the shortcut buttons or the drop-down menus for options on changing
the acoustic environment, adjust the equalizer, or set the karaoke to your
desired settings.
Click
to effect the Sound Effect settings and exit.
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Mixer
The Mixer option allows you to configure
audio output (playback) volume and
audio input (record) volume.
To set the mixer options:
1.
2.
From the Realtek HD Audio
Manager, click the Mixer tab.
Turn the volume buttons to adjust
the Playback and/or Record
volume.
The Mixer option activates voice input from all channels by default. Make sure
to set all channels to mute ( ) if you do not want voice input.
3.
4.
Make adjustments to Wave, SW Synth, Front, Rear, Subwoofer, CD volume,
Mic volume, Line Volume, and Stereo mix by clicking the control tabs and
dragging them up and down until you get the desired levels.
Click
to effect the Mixer settings and exit.
Audio I/O
The Audio I/O option allows you
configure your input/output settings.
To set the Audio I/O options:
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Realtek HD Audio
Manager, click the Audio I/O tab.
Click the drop-down menu to
select the channel configuration.
The control settings window
displays the status of connected
devices. Click
for analog and digital options.
Click <OK> to effect the Audio I/O settings and exit
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Microphone
The Microphone option allows you
configure your input/output settings
and to check if your audio devices are
connected properly.
To set the Microphone options:
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Realtek HD Audio
Manager, click the Microphone
tab.
Click the Noise Suppression
option button to reduce the static background noise when recording.
Click the Acoustic Echo Cancellation option button to reduce the echo from
the front speakers when recording.
Click
to effect the Microphone settings and exit.
3D Audio Demo
The 3D Audio Demo option gives you a
demonstration of the 3D audio feature.
To start the 3D Audio Demo:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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From the Realtek HD Audio
Manager, click the 3D Audio
Demo tab.
Click the option buttons to change
the sound, moving path, or
environment settings.
Click
Click
to test your settings.
to effect the 3D Audio Demo settings and exit.
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5.3.3
ASUS PC Probe II
PC Probe II is a utility that monitors the computer’s vital components, and detects
and alerts you of any problem with these components. PC Probe II senses fan
rotations, CPU temperature, and system voltages, among others. Because PC
Probe II is software-based, you can start monitoring your computer the moment
you turn it on. With this utility, you are assured that your computer is always at a
healthy operating condition.
Installing PC Probe II
To install PC Probe II on your computer:
1.
Place the Support CD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab appears
if your computer has an enabled Autorun feature.
If Autorun is not enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the Support
CD to locate the setup.exe file from the ASUS PC Probe II folder. Double-click
the setup.exe file to start installation.
2.
3.
Click the Utilities tab, then click ASUS PC Probe II.
Follow the screen instructions to complete installation.
Launching PC Probe II
You can launch the PC Probe II right after installation or anytime from the
Windows® desktop.
To launch the PC Probe II from the Windows® desktop, click Start > All Programs
> ASUS > PC Probe II > PC Probe II v1.xx.xx. The PC Probe II main window
appears.
After launching the application, the PC Probe II icon appears in the Windows®
taskbar. Click this icon to close or restore the application.
Using PC Probe II
Main window
The PC Probe II main window
allows you to view the current
status of your system and change
the utility configuration. By
default, the main window displays
the Preference section. You can
close or restore the Preference
section by clicking on the triangle on the main window right handle.
Click to close the
Preference panel
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Button
Function
Opens the Configuration window
Opens the Report window
Opens the Desktop Management Interface window
Opens the Peripheral Component Interconnect window
Opens the Windows Management Instrumentation window
Opens the hard disk drive, memory, CPU usage window
Shows/Hides the Preference section
Minimizes the application
Closes the application
Sensor alert
When a system sensor detects a problem, the main window right handle
turns red, as the illustrations below show.
When displayed, the monitor panel for that sensor also turns red. Refer to the
Monitor panels section for details.
Preferences
You can customize the application using the
Preference section in the main window. Click
the box before each preference to activate or
deactivate.
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Hardware monitor panels
The hardware monitor panels display the current value of a system sensor such as
fan rotation, CPU temperature, and voltages.
The hardware monitor panels come in two display modes: hexagonal (large) and
rectangular (small). When you check the Enable Monitoring Panel option from the
Preference section, the monitor panels appear on your computer’s desktop.
Small display
Large display
Changing the monitor panels position
To change the position of the monitor panels in the desktop,
click the arrow down button of the Scheme options, then select
another position from the list box. Click OK when finished.
Moving the monitor panels
All monitor panels move together using a magnetic effect. If
you want to detach a monitor panel from
the group, click the horseshoe magnet
icon. You can now move or reposition the
panel independently.
Adjusting the sensor threshold value
You can adjust the sensor threshold
value in the monitor panel by
clicking the or buttons. You can
also adjust the threshold values
using the Config window.
You cannot adjust the sensor
threshold values in a small
monitoring panel.
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increase
value
Click to
decrease
value
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Monitoring sensor alert
The monitor panel turns red when a component value exceeds or is lower
than the threshold value. Refer to the illustrations below.
Small display
Large display
WMI browser
Click
to display the
WMI (Windows Management
Instrumentation) browser. This
browser displays various Windows®
management information. Click an
item from the left panel to display on
the right panel. Click the plus sign (+)
before WMI Information to display the
available information.
You can enlarge or reduce the browser size by dragging the bottom right corner
of the browser.
DMI browser
Click
to display the DMI
(Desktop Management Interface)
browser. This browser displays various
desktop and system information.
Click the plus sign (+) before DMI
Information to display the available
information.
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PCI browser
Click
to display the PCI
(Peripheral Component Interconnect)
browser. This browser provides
information on the PCI devices installed
on your system. Click the plus sign
(+) before the PCI Information item to
display available information.
Usage
The Usage browser displays real-time information on the CPU, hard disk drive
space, and memory usage. Click
to display the Usage browser.
CPU usage
The CPU tab displays realtime CPU usage in line graph
representation. If the CPU has
an enabled Hyper­‑Threading,
two separate line graphs display
the operation of the two logical
processors.
Hard disk drive space usage
The Hard Disk tab displays the
used and available hard disk
drive space. The left panel of the
tab lists all logical drives. Click
a hard disk drive to display the
information on the right panel.
The pie chart at the bottom of
the window represents the used
(blue) and the available HDD
space.
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Memory usage
The Memory tab shows both
used and available physical
memory. The pie chart at the
bottom of the window represents
the used (blue) and the available
Configuring PC Probe II
Click
to view and adjust the sensor threshold values.
The Config window has two tabs: Sensor/Threshold and Preference. The Sensor/
Threshold tab enables you to activate the sensors or to adjust the sensor threshold
values. The Preference tab allows you to customize sensor alerts, or change the
temperature scale.
Loads the default
threshold values for
each sensor
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Applies your
changes
Cancels or
ignores your
changes
Loads your saved
configuration
Saves your
configuration
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5.3.4 ASUS AI Suite
ASUS AI Suite allows you to launch AI Gear2, AI N.O.S., AI Booster, AI Nap, and
Q-Fan2 utilities easily.
Installing AI Suite
To install AI Suite on your computer:
1.
2.
3.
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab appears
if your computer has an enabled Autorun feature.
Click the Utilities tab, then click AI Suite.
Follow the screen instructions to complete installation.
Launching AI Suite
You can launch the AI Suite right after installation or anytime from the Windows®
desktop.
To launch the AI Suite from the Windows® desktop, click Start > All Programs >
ASUS > AI Suite > AI Suite v1.xx.xx. The AI Suite main window appears.
After launching the application, the AI Suite icon appears in the Windows® taskbar.
Click this icon to close or restore the application.
Using AI Suite
Click the AI N.O.S., AI Gear2, AI Nap, AI Booster, or Q-Fan2 icon to launch the
utility, or click the Normal icon to restore the system to normal state.
Press to restore to normal
Press to launch AI Nap
Press to launch AI Gear2
Press to launch AI N.O.S.
Press to launch AI Booster
Press to launch Q-Fan2
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Other feature buttons
Click
on right corner of the main window to open the monitor window.
Displays the CPU/
system temperature,
CPU/memory/PCIE
voltage, and CPU/
chassis fan speed
Displays the FSB/CPU
frequency
Click
on right corner of the expanded window to switch the temperature from
degrees Centigrade to degrees Fahrenheit.
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5.3.5 ASUS AI Gear2
ASUS AI Gear2 provides four system performance options that allows you to select
the best performance setting for your computing needs. This easy-to-use utility
adjusts the processor frequency and vCore voltage to minimize system noise and
power consumption.
After installing AI Suite from the bundled support CD, you can launch AI Gear2 by
double-clicking the AI Suite icon on your Windows OS taskbar and then click the AI
Gear2 button on the AI Suite main window.
Shift the gear to the performance setting that you like.
Maximum
Performance
Medium
Performance
High
Performance
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5.3.6
ASUS AI Nap
This feature allows you to minimize the power consumption of your computer
whenever you are away. Enable this feature for minimum power consumption and
a more quiet system operation.
After installing AI Suite from the bundled support CD, you can launch the utility by
double-clicking the AI Suite icon on the Windows OS taskbar and click the AI Nap
button on the AI Suite main window.
Click Yes on the confirmation screen.
To exit AI Nap mode, press the system power or mouse button then click Yes on
the confirmation screen.
To switch the power button functions from AI Nap to shutting down, just right
click the AI Suite icon on the OS taskbar, select AI Nap and click Use power
button. Unclick the the item to switch the function back.
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5.3.7
ASUS AI N.O.S.
This ASUS Non-delay Overclocking System feature intelligently determines the
system load and automatically boosts the performance for the most demanding
tasks.
After installing AI Suite from the bundled support CD, you can launch the utility
by double-clicking the AI Suite icon on the Windows OS taskbar and click the AI
N.O.S. button on the AI Suite main window.
drop-down menu
button
Click the drop-down menu button and select Disable or Manual.
select an N.O.S.
mode
Click Apply at the bottom to save the configuration.
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5.3.8
ASUS Q-Fan2
This ASUS Q-Fan2 Control feature allows you to set the appropriate performance
level of the CPU Q-Fan2 or the Chassis Q-Fan2 for more efficient system
operation. After enabling the Q-Fan2 function, the fans can be set to automatically
adjust depending on the temperature, to decrease fan speed, or to achieve the
maximum fan speed.
After installing AI Suite from the bundled support CD, you can launch the utility by
double-clicking the AI Suite icon on the Windows® OS taskbar and click the Q-Fan2
button on the AI Suite mAIn window.
Click the drop-down menu button and display the fan names. Select CPU Q-Fan2
or CHASSIS Q-Fan2. Click the box of Enable Q-Fan2 to activate this function.
Enable QFan2 box
drop-down list
button
Profile list appears after clicking the Enable Q-Fan2 box. Click the drop-down
list button and select a profile. Optimal mode makes the fans adjust speed
with the temperature; Silent mode minimizes fan speed for quiet fan operation;
Performance mode boosts the fan to achieve maximal fan speed for the best
cooling effect.
click to display the dropdown list and select a
Q-Fan2 mode
Click Apply at the bottom to save the setup.
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5.3.9
ASUS AI Booster
The ASUS AI Booster application allows you to overclock the CPU speed in
WIndows® environment without the hassle of booting the BIOS.
After installing AI Suite from the bundled support CD, you can launch the utility
by double-clicking the AI Suite icon on the Windows® OS taskbar and click the AI
Booster button on the AI Suite main window.
The options on the taskbar allow you to use the default settings, adjust CPU/
Memory/PCI-E frequency manually, or create and apply your personal overclocking
configurations.
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5.4
RAID configurations
The motherboard comes with the JMicron® JMB363 RAID controller that allows you
to configure Serial ATA hard disk drives as RAID sets.
5.4.1
RAID definitions
RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write
data in parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a
single drive but at a sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone,
thus improving data access and storage. Use of two new identical hard disk drives
is required for this setup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one
drive to a second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array management software
directs all applications to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of
the data in the other drive. This RAID configuration provides data protection and
increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use two new drives or use an
existing drive and a new drive for this setup. The new drive must be of the same
size or larger than the existing drive.
JBOD (Spanning) stands for Just a Bunch of Disks and refers to hard disk drives
that are not yet configured as a RAID set. This configuration stores the same data
redundantly on multiple disks that appear as a single disk on the operating system.
Spanning does not deliver any advantage over using separate disks independently
and does not provide fault tolerance or other RAID performance benefits.
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 CD to a floppy disk before you
install an operating system to the selected hard disk drive. Refer to section “5.5
Creating a RAID driver disk” for details.
5.4.2
Installing Serial ATA hard disks
The motherboard supports Serial ATA hard disk drives. For optimal performance,
install identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating a disk array.
To install the SATA hard disks for a RAID configuration:
1.
Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays.
3.
Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive.
2.
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5.4.3
JMicron® RAID Configuration
The JMicron® Serial ATA controller allows you to configure RAID 0, RAID 1 and
JBOD sets on the external Serial ATA hard disk drives.
Before creating a RAID set
Prepare the following items:
1.
Two SATA HDDs, preferably with the same model and capacity.
2.
A write-enabled floppy disk for Windows® XP or a floppy disk/USB device for
Windows® Vista.
Microsoft® Windows® OS installation disk (Windows® XP/Vista)
3.
4.
Motherboard support CD with JMB363 driver
Complete the following steps before you create a RAID set:
1.
Install an internal Serial ATA hard disk drive and an external Serial ATA hard
disk drive on your system.
Install the internal Serial ATA hard disk drive to the SATA connector labeled
SATA_E2.
Set the Controller Mode item in the BIOS to [RAID]. See section 4.4.5
Onboard Devices Configuration for details.
2.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Onboard Device Configuraiton
High Definition Audio
Front Panel Type
Onboard 1394 Controller Onboard PCIE GbE LAN
LAN Option ROM
J-Micron eSATA/PATA Controller
Controller Mode
[Enabled]
[HD Audio]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[RAID]
Serial Port1 Address
[3F8/IRQ4]
Enable or Disable
High Definition Audio
Controller
+-
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
v02.58 (C)Copyright 1985-2007, American Megatrends, Inc.
3.
4.
5.
Enter the JMB363 RAID BIOS utility to set up your RAID configuration.
Create a JMB363 RAID driver disk for Windows® OS installation. See section
“5.5 Creating a RAID driver disk” for details.
Install the JMB363 driver after the Windows® OS had been installed.
Always install the JMB363 driver before creating RAID sets.
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Entering the JMB363 RAID BIOS utility
1. During POST, press <Ctrl-J> to enter the JBM363 RAID BIOS menu.
JMicron Technology Corp. PCI-to-SATA II/IDE RAID Controller BIOS v0.97
Copyright (C) 2004-2005 JMicron Technology
http://www. jmicron.com
HDD0 : HDS722516VLSA80 HDD1 : HDS722516DLA380
164 GB Non-RAID
164 GB Non-RAID
Press <Ctrl-J> to enter RAID Setup Utility...
2.
3.
The main JMB363 RAID BIOS menu appears.
Use the arrow keys to move the color bar and navigate through the items.
JMicron Technology Corp. PCI-to-SATA II/IDE RAID Controller BIOS v0.97
[Main Menu]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Delete RAID Disk Drive
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save and Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
[Hard Disk Drive List]
Model Name
Capacity Type/Status
HDD0:HDS722516VLSA80 164 GB
Non-RAID
HDD1:HDS722516DLA380 164 GB Non-RAID
[RAID Disk Drive List]
[
TAB]-Switch Window [↑↓]-Select Item
[ENTER]-Action
[ESC]-Exit
Creating a RAID set
1. In the main JMB363 RAID BIOS menu, highlight Create RAID Disk Drive
using the up/down arrow key then press <Enter>.
[Main Menu]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Delete RAID Disk Drive
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save and Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
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2. When the Level item is highlighted, use the up/down arrow key to select the
RAID set that you want to create.
[Create New RAID]
Name : JRAID
Level: 0-Stripe
Disks: Select Disk
Block: 128 KB
Size : 319 GB
[Create New RAID]
Name : JRAID
Level: 1-Mirror
Disks: Select Disk
Block: N/A
Size : 159 GB
Confirm Creation
Confirm Creation
3. When the Disks item is highlighted, use the up/down arrow key to highlight
an HDD that you want to belong to the RAID set, then press the space bar to
confirm selection. Repeat the process until the HDDs are selected.
A selected HDD shows a
sign before it.
[Hard Disk Drive List]
Model Name
HDD0: HDS722516VLSA80 HDD1: HDS722516DLA380
Capacity
XXX GB XXX GB Type/Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
4. Key in the RAID volume capacity. Use the up/down arrow to choose the block
size. The default value indicates the maximum allowed capacity.
[Create New RAID]
Name : JRAID
Level: 0-Stripe
Disks: Select Disk
Block: 128 KB
Size : 319 GB
Confirm Creation
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5. When done, press <Enter> to confirm the creation of the RAID set. A dialogue
box appears to confirm the action. Press <Y> to confirm; otherwise, press
<N>.
JMicron Technology Corp. PCI-to-SATA II/IDE RAID Controller BIOS v0.97
[Create New RAID]
Name: JRAID
Level: 0-Stripe
Disks: Select Disk
Block: 128 KB
Size : 319 GB
[Hard Disk Drive List]
Model Name
Available
HDD0: HDS722516VLSA80 164 GB
HDD1: HDS722516DLA380 164 GB Type/Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Confirm Creation
[RAID Disk Drive List]
Create RAID on the selected HDD (Y/N)? Y
CONFIRM RAID CREATION
ALL DATA ON THE SELECTED HARD DISK
WILL BE LOST WHEN EXIT WITH SAVING
[
TAB]-Switch Window [↑↓]-Select Item
[ENTER]-Action
[ESC]-Exit
Pressing <Y> deletes all the data in the HDDs.
6. The following screen appears, displaying the relevant information about the
RAID set you created.
[RAID Disk Drive List]
Model Name RAID Level Capacity Status Members(HDDx)
RDD0:JRAID
0-Stripe XXX GB
Normal 01
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Deleting a RAID set
1. In the main JMB363 RAID BIOS menu, highlight Delete RAID Disk Drive
using the up/down arrow key then press <Enter>.
[Main Menu]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Delete RAID Disk Drive
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save and Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
2. Use the space bar to select the RAID set you want to delete.
3.
A selected set shows a
set.
sign before it. Press the <Del> key to delete the
A dialogue box appears to confirm the action. Press <Y> to confirm;
otherwise, press <N>.
JMicron Technology Corp. PCI-to-SATA II/IDE RAID Controller
[Main Menu]
[Hard Disk Drive List]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Model Name
Capacity
Delete RAID Disk Drive
HDD0: HDS722516VLSA80 164 GB
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
HDD1: HDS722516DLA380 164 GB Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save and Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
[RAID Disk Drive
ALLList]
DATA ON THE RAID WILL BE LOST!!
ModelARE
NameYOU RAID
Capacity
Status
SURELevel
TO DELETE
(Y/N)?
Y
Members(HDDx)
RDD0: JRAID
0-Stripe
XXX GB
Normal
[
TAB]-Switch Window [↑↓]-Select Item
[ENTER]-Action
BIOS v0.97
Type/Status
RAID Inside
RAID Inside
01
[ESC]-Exit
Pressing <Y> deletes all the data in the HDDs.
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Resetting disks to non-RAID
An HDD that has been previously configured as part of another RAID set in
another platform is called a broken RAID HDD. When you install a broken RAID
HDD, you cannot select this HDD when configuring a RAID set through the
JMB363 utility.
If you still want to use this broken RAID HDD as part of the RAID set configured
through the JMB363, you may do so by resetting the disk to non-RAID. You will,
however, lose all data and previous RAID configurations.
To reset disks to non-RAID:
1. In the main JMB363 RAID BIOS menu, highlight Revert HDD to non‑RAID
using the up/down arrow key then press <Enter>.
[Main Menu]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Delete RAID Disk Drive
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save and Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
2. Use the space bar to select the HDD that you want to reset to non‑RAID.
3.
A selected HDD shows a
sign before it.
A dialogue box appears to confirm the action. Press <Y> to confirm;
otherwise, press <N>.
Pressing <Y> deletes all the data in the HDD.
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Solving a Mirror conflict
A Mirror conflict occurs when both disks in a RAID 1 (Mirror) configuration are
unplugged from the system in turn, then plugged in again. Since both disks contain
exactly the same data, the system will be unable to determine which of the two
is the source drive. This option allows you to set the source drive and rebuild the
Mirror drive according to the contents of the source drive.
To solve a Mirror conflict:
1. In the main JMB363 RAID BIOS menu, highlight Solve Mirror Conflict using
the up/down arrow key then press <Enter>.
[Main Menu]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Delete RAID Disk Drive
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save and Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
2. Use the space bar to select the HDD that you want to set as source drive.
sign before it.
The selected HDD shows a
A status bar at the bottom of the screen shows the progress of the rebuilding.
3.
Using the <TAB>, move to the RAID Disk Drive List menu and highlight the
RAID set that you want to rebuild. Press <Del> to begin rebuilding the Mirror
configuration.
JMicron Technology Corp. PCI-to-SATA II/IDE RAID Controller
[Main Menu]
[Hard Disk Drive List]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Model Name
Capacity
Delete RAID Disk Drive
HDD0: HDS722516VLSA80 164 GB
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
HDD1: HDS722516DLA380 164 GB Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save and Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
[RAID Disk Drive List]
Model Name
Members(HDDx)
RDD0: JRAID
RAID Level Capacity
Status
1-Mirror
XXX GB
Rebuild
BIOS v0.97
Type/Status
RAID Inside
RAID Inside
01
Rebuilding... 01%, please wait...
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Rebuilding a Mirror Drive
When one of the disks in a RAID 1 (Mirror) configuration is unplugged from the
system, then plugged in again, a dialogue box appears to ask you to rebuild the
Mirror drive. Press <Y> to confirm; otherwise, press <N>.
This option allows you to rebuild the Mirror drive later and synchronize the data
between two hard disks.
To rebuild a Mirror drive:
1. In the main JMB363 RAID BIOS menu, highlight Rebuild Mirror Drive using
the up/down arrow key then press <Enter>.
[Main Menu]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Delete RAID Disk Drive
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save and Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
2.
Using the <TAB>, move to the RAID Disk Drive List menu and highlight the
RAID set that you want to rebuild. Press <Del> to begin rebuilding the Mirror
configuration.
A status bar at the bottom of the screen shows the progress of the rebuilding.
JMicron Technology Corp. PCI-to-SATA II/IDE RAID Controller
[Main Menu]
[Hard Disk Drive List]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Model Name
Capacity
Delete RAID Disk Drive
HDD0: HDS722516VLSA80 164 GB
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
HDD1: HDS722516DLA380 164 GB Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save and Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
[RAID Disk Drive List]
Model Name
Members(HDDx)
RDD0: JRAID
RAID Level Capacity
Status
1-Mirror
XXX GB
Rebuild
BIOS v0.97
Type/Status
RAID Inside
RAID Inside
01
Rebuilding... 01%, please wait...
Saving the settings and exiting setup
When you have finished, highlight Save & Exit Setup using the up/down arrow key
then press <Enter> to save the current RAID configuration and exit the JMB363
RAID BOS utility.
A dialogue box appears to confirm the action. Press <Y> to confirm; otherwise,
press <N> to return to the JMB RAID BIOS menu.
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5.5
Creating a RAID driver disk
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows® XP
operating system on a hard disk drive that is included in a RAID set. For
Windows® Vista operating system, use either a floppy disk or a USB device with
the RAID driver.
5.5.1
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS
To create a RAID/SATA driver disk without entering the OS:
1.
2.
Boot your computer.
Press <Del> during POST to enter the BIOS setup utility.
3. Set the optical drive as the primary boot device.
4. Insert the support CD into the optical drive.
5.
Save changes and exit BIOS.
6. Press any key when the system prompts “Press any key to boot from the
optical drive.”
7. When the menu appears, press <1> to create a RAID driver disk.
8. Insert a formatted floppy disk into the floppy drive then press <Enter>.
9. Follow succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
5.5.2
Creating a RAID/SATA driver disk in Windows®
To create a RAID driver disk in Windows®:
1. Start Windows®.
2. Place the motherboard support CD into the optical drive.
3. Go to the Make Disk menu, then click JMicron JMB36X 32/64bit RAID
Driver to create a JMicron® JMB363 RAID driver disk.
4. Insert a floppy disk/USB device into the floppy disk drive/USB port.
5. Follow succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid computer virus infection.
To install the RAID driver in Windows® XP:
1. During the OS installation, the system prompts you to press the F6 key to
install third-party SCSI or RAID driver.
2. Press <F6> then insert the floppy disk with RAID driver into the floppy disk
drive.
3.
When prompted to select the SCSI adapter to install, make sure you select
JMicron JMB363.
4. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
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To install the RAID driver in Windows® Vista:
1. Insert the floppy disk/USB device with RAID driver into the floppy disk drive/USB
port.
2. During the OS installation, select JMicron JMB363.
3. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
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The Appendix describes the CPU features
and technologies that the motherboard
supports.
A
CPU features
A
Chapter summary
A.1
Intel EM64T...................................................................................A-1
A.3
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology............................................A-3
A.2
®
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST).........................A-1
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Intel® EM64T
•
The motherboard is fully compatible with Intel® LGA775 processors running
on 32-bit operating systems.
•
The motherboard comes with a BIOS file that supports EM64T. You can
download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website (www.asus.com/
support/download/) if you need to update the BIOS file. See Chapter 4 for
details.
•
Visit www.intel.com for more information on the EM64T feature.
•
Visit www.microsoft.com for more information on Windows® 64-bit OS.
Using the Intel® EM64T feature
To use the Intel® EM64T feature:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Install an Intel® CPU that supports the Intel® EM64T.
Install a 64-bit operating system (Windows® Vista 64-bit Edition, or Windows®
XP Professional x64 Edition).
Install the 64-bit drivers for the motherboard components and devices from
the support CD.
Install the 64-bit drivers for expansion cards or add-on devices, if any.
Refer to the expansion card or add-on device(s) documentation, or visit the
related website, to verify if the card/device supports a 64-bit system.
A.2
A.2.1
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep®
Technology (EIST)
•
The motherboard comes with a BIOS file that supports EIST. You can
download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website (www.asus.com/
support/download/) if you need to update the BIOS. See Chapter 4 for
details.
•
Visit www.intel.com for more information on the EIST feature.
System requirements
Before using EIST, check your system if it meets the following requirements:
•
Intel® processor with EIST support
•
Operating system with EIST support (Windows® Vista, Windows® XP SP2/
Linux 2.6 kernel or later versions)
•
BIOS file with EIST support
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Using the EIST
To use the EIST feature:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Turn on the computer, then enter the BIOS Setup.
Go to the Advanced Menu, highlight CPU Configuration,
then press <Enter>.
Set the Intel(R) SpeedStep Technology item to [Automatic],
then press <Enter>. See page 4-22 for details.
Press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS setup.
After the computer restarts, right click on a blank space on the desktop, then
select Properties from the pop-up menu.
When the Display Properties
window appears, click the Screen
Saver tab.
Click the Power button on the
Monitor power section to open the
Power Options Properties window.
On the Power schemes section,
click , then select any option
except Home/Office Desktop or
Always On.
Click Apply, then click OK.
10. Close the Display Properties
window.
After you adjust the power scheme,
the CPU internal frequency slightly
decreases when the CPU loading is
low.
The screen displays and procedures may vary depending on the operating
system.
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A.3
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
•
The motherboard supports Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 processors with
Hyper-Threading Technology.
•
Hyper-Threading Technology is supported under Windows® Vista/XP/Linux
2.4.x (kernel) and later versions only. Under Linux, use the Hyper-Threading
compiler to compile the code. If you are using any other operating systems,
disable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in the BIOS to ensure system
stability and performance.
•
Installing Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later version is recommended.
•
Make sure to enable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in BIOS before
installing a supported operating system.
•
For more information on Hyper-Threading Technology, visit www.intel.
com/info/hyperthreading.
Using the Hyper-Threading Technology
To use the Hyper-Threading Technology:
1.
2.
3.
Install an Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU that supports Hyper-Threading Technology.
Power up the system and enter the BIOS Setup. Under the Advanced Menu,
make sure that the item Hyper‑Threading Technology is set to [Enabled].
The BIOS item appears only if you installed a CPU that supports
Hyper­‑Threading Technology.
Restart the computer.
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