Motherboard
P5B
E2620
First Edition
June 2006
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Contents
Notices......................................................................................................... vii
Safety information..................................................................................... viii
About this guide.......................................................................................... ix
P5B 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
Motherboard layout.......................................................... 2-3
2.2.2
2.3
2.4
2.2.4
Layout contents................................................................ 2-4
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 2-6
2.3.1
2.3.2
Installing the CPU............................................................ 2-7
Installing the heatsink and fan......................................... 2-9
System memory.......................................................................... 2-13
2.4.1
Overview........................................................................ 2-13
2.4.2
Memory configurations................................................... 2-13
2.4.4
Removing a DIMM......................................................... 2-16
2.4.3
2.5
Screw holes..................................................................... 2-2
Installing a DIMM........................................................... 2-16
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-17
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card.......................................... 2-17
2.5.3
Interrupt assignments.................................................... 2-18
2.5.2
2.5.4
2.5.5
2.5.6
Configuring an expansion card...................................... 2-17
PCI slots......................................................................... 2-19
PCI Express x1 slots...................................................... 2-19
PCI Express x16 slot...................................................... 2-19
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Contents
2.6
2.7
Jumper......................................................................................... 2-20
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-22
2.7.1
2.7.2
Rear panel connectors................................................... 2-22
Internal connectors........................................................ 2-24
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............................................. 4-1
4.1.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility.................................................... 4-2
4.1.4
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility....................................... 4-5
4.1.3
4.2
4.1.5
ASUS Update utility......................................................... 4-7
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen..........................................................4-11
4.2.2
Menu bar.........................................................................4-11
4.2.4
Menu items.................................................................... 4-12
4.2.5
4.2.6
4.2.7
4.2.8
4.2.9
Navigation keys...............................................................4-11
Sub-menu items............................................................. 4-12
Configuration fields........................................................ 4-12
Pop-up window.............................................................. 4-12
Scroll bar........................................................................ 4-12
General help.................................................................. 4-12
Main menu................................................................................... 4-13
4.3.1
System Time.................................................................. 4-13
4.3.3
Legacy Diskette A.......................................................... 4-13
4.3.2
4.3.4
4.3.5
4.3.6
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AFUDOS utility................................................................. 4-3
BIOS setup program................................................................... 4-10
4.2.3
4.3
Creating a bootable floppy disk........................................ 4-1
4.1.2
System Date.................................................................. 4-13
SATA 1, 2, 3, 4............................................................... 4-14
IDE Configuration........................................................... 4-15
System Information........................................................ 4-16
Contents
4.4
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-17
4.4.1
JumperFree Configuration............................................. 4-17
4.4.3
CPU Configuration......................................................... 4-20
4.4.5 Onboard Device Configuration....................................... 4-22
4.4.2
4.4.4
4.5
4.4.6
Suspend Mode............................................................... 4-25
4.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support........................................................... 4-25
4.5.5
4.5.6
Repost Video on S3 Resume......................................... 4-25
ACPI APIC Support........................................................ 4-25
APM Configuration......................................................... 4-26
Hardware Monitor.......................................................... 4-27
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-28
4.6.1
Boot Device Priority....................................................... 4-28
4.6.3
Security.......................................................................... 4-30
4.6.2
4.8
PCI PnP......................................................................... 4-24
Power menu................................................................................. 4-25
4.5.4 4.7
Chipset........................................................................... 4-21
4.5.1
4.5.2 4.6
USB Configuration......................................................... 4-19
Boot Settings Configuration .......................................... 4-29
Tools menu.................................................................................. 4-32
4.7.1
4.7.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2........................................................... 4-32
ASUS O.C. Profile.......................................................... 4-33
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-34
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
5.3
5.2.7
Drivers menu.................................................................... 5-2
Make Disk menu.............................................................. 5-4
Manuals menu................................................................. 5-5
ASUS Contact information............................................... 5-6
Other information............................................................. 5-6
Software information.................................................................... 5-8
5.3.1
ASUS MyLogo2™............................................................ 5-8
Contents
5.3.2
5.3.3
5.3.4
5.3.5 5.4
5.5
5.3.6
ASUS PC Probe II.......................................................... 5-10
ASUS AI Suite................................................................ 5-16
ASUS AI Gear................................................................ 5-18
ASUS AI Nap................................................................. 5-19
SoundMAX® High Definition Audio utility........................ 5-20
RAID configurations................................................................... 5-24
5.4.1
5.4.2
Installing Serial ATA hard disks...................................... 5-24
JMicron® RAID Configuration......................................... 5-25
Creating a RAID/SATA driver disk............................................. 5-33
5.5.1
5.5.2
Creating a RAID/SATA driver disk without entering the OS... 5-33
Creating a RAID/SATA driver disk in Windows®................. 5-33
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
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:
format a:
P5B specifications summary
CPU
LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Extreme/ Core™2 Duo/ Pentium® Extreme/ Pentium® D/ Pentium® 4/ Celeron® D processors
Compatible with Intel® 05B/05A and 06B processors
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ready
* Refer to www.asus.com for Intel® CPU support list
Chipset
Northbridge: Intel® P965 with Intel® Fast Memory Access
Southbridge: Intel® ICH8
System bus
1066/800/533 MHz
Memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
- 4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support unbuffered
non-ECC DDR2 800/667/533 MHz memory modules
- Supports up to 8 GB system memory
Expansion slots
1 x PCI Express™ x16 slot
3 x PCI Express™ x1 slots
3 x PCI slots
Storage
Intel® ICH8 supports:
- 4 x Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors support six
Serial ATA devices
JMicron® JMB363 PATA and SATA controller supports:
- 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices
- 1 x Internal Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s
- 1 x External Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s on the rear panel
- RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD configuration
LAN
Realtek® PCI-E Gigabit LAN controller
High Definition Audio
SoundMAX® ADI AD1988A 8-channel CODEC
Supports Jack-Sensing, Enumeration, Multi-Streaming,
and Jack-Retasking Technology
Optical and Coaxial S/PDIF Out interfaces
ASUS Noise Filter
USB
Supports up to 10 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (six at mid-board,
four on the rear panel)
ASUS AI Lifestyle
features
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
- ASUS AI Gear
- ASUS AI Nap
- ASUS Q-Fan 2
ASUS Crystal Sound
- Noise filter
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS Q-Connector
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
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P5B specifications summary
ASUS Exclusive
Overclocking features
Intelligent overclocking tools:
- AI NOS™ (Non-delay Overclocking System)
- AI Overclocking (Intelligent CPU frequency tuner)
- ASUS PEG Link (Automatically performance tuning for graphics card)
- ASUS AI Booster utility
Precision Tweaker:
- vDIMM: 2-step DRAM voltage control
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 6.25 mV
increment
- Stepless Frequency Selection (SFS) allows FSB
tuning from 100MHz to 400 MHz at 1MHz increment; memory tuning from 533 to 1066MHz; PCI-E tuning from 90 to 150MHz at 1 MHz increment
Overclocking protection:
- ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
Rear panel
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x Parallel port
1 x External Serial ATA port
1 x Optical S/PDIF Out port 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Out port
1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
8-channel audio ports
Internal connectors
3 x USB 2.0 connectors support six additional USB 2.0 ports
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector for two devices
5 x Serial ATA connectors
1 x CPU / 2 x Chassis / 1 x Power fan connectors
1 x ADH connector
1 x COM connector
1 x S/PDIF Out connector
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
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P5B specifications summary
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
Power requirements
ATX power supply with 24-pin and 4-pin 12V plugs
ATX 12V 2.0 compliant
Support CD contents
Device drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update
ASUS AI Suite
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form factor
ATX form factor: 12 in x 8.6 in (30.5 cm x 21.8 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
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Chapter summary
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
ASUS P5B
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® P5B 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 P5B
I/O modules
1 x 2-port USB 2.0 module
Cables
2 x Serial ATA cable kit
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, system panel;
Retail version only)
Application CD
ASUS motherboard support 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.
LGA775 Intel® Core™2 Processor Ready
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processor in the LGA775
package. With the new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture technology and 1066 /
800 MHz FSB, Intel® Core™2 processor is one of the most powerful and energy
efficient CPU in the world.
Intel P965 Chipset
The Intel® P965 Express Chipset is the latest chipset designed to support 8GB
of dual-channel DDR2 800/667/533 architecture, 1066/800/533 FSB (Front Side
Bus), PCI Express x16 graphics and multi-core CPU. It especially includes the
Intel® Fast Memory Access technology that significantly optimizes the use of
available memory bandwidth and reduces the latency of the memory accesses.
DDR2 memory support
The motherboard supports DDR2 memory that features data transfer rates of
800/667/533 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest
3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR2
architecture doubles the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system
performance, eliminating bottlenecks with peak bandwidths of up to 12.8 GB/s.
Without restriction to the memory size across the two channels, the motherboard
allows you to install DIMMs with different memory size and enjoy dual-channel
feature at the same time. See pages 2­‑13 to 2-15 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 pages 2-23, 2-26, and 2-27 for details.
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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) jack.
It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and keeps the
best signal quality. See pages 2-24 and 2-27 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
multi-streaming 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 4-22 for details.
1.3.2
ASUS AI Lifestyle features
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
ASUS Quiet Thermal solution makes system more stable and enhances the
overclocking capability.
AI Gear
AI Gear provides four modes that adjust the CPU frequency and Vcore
voltage minimizing system noise and power consumption. You can choose
the mode that best suits your computing needs. See page 5-18 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 5-19 for details.
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.
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ASUS Crystal Sound
This feature enhances speech-centric applications like Skype, online games, 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.
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 4-33 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 4-5 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 4-2 for details.
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1.3.3
ASUS Special 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 4-29 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 4-19 for details.
PEG Link Mode
This feature enhances your PCI Express graphics card performance. It allows the
motherboard to automatically adjust the PCI Express graphics link mode to the
correct frequency based on the system configuration. Four additional settings are
available for overclocking the PEG Link Mode.
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.
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.
Due to chipset behavior, AC power off is required prior using C.P.R. function.
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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).................................................... 2-6
2.2
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 2-2
System memory.......................................................................... 2-13
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-17
Jumper......................................................................................... 2-20
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-22
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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
R
P5B
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.
SB_PWR
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
P5BOnboardLED
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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 six (6) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard
to the chassis.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
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2.2.3
Motherboard layout
21.8cm(8.6in)
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
KBPWR
EATX2V
CPU_FAN
PWR_FAN
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LAN_USB
Intel
MCH P965
USBPW90
USB90
30.5cm(12.0in)
CHA_FAN
AUDIO
DDR2 DIMM_B2 (6 bit,20-pin module)
USBPW2
EATXPWR
USB2
DDR2 DIMM_B (6 bit,20-pin module)
LGA775
DDR2 DIMM_A2 (6 bit,20-pin module)
ESATA
P5B
SPDIF_O2
DDR2 DIMM_A (6 bit,20-pin module)
PARALLE PORT
SPDIF_O
PCIEX_
PCIEX6_
CHA_FAN2
RTL8B
CLRTC
PCI
CD
SPI BIOS
Intel
ICH8
PCI
PCIEX_2
JMB6
PCIEX_
AAFP
ADH
CR202 V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
COM
Super I/O
SATA
SATA2
SATA
SATA
FLOPPY
PCI2
ADI988A
SATA_RAID
USB56
USBPW5678
USB78
PRI_IDE
SB_PWR CHASSIS
SPDIF_OUT
PANEL
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Slots
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3.
4.
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DDR2 DIMM slots
PCI slots
PCI Express x1 slots
PCI Express x16 slot
Jumper
Page
1. Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
2. USB Device wake-up (3-pin USBPW1234, USBPW5678, USBPW910)
3. Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR)
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Rear panel connectors
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9. 10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
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Layout contents
PS/2 mouse port (green)
Parallel port
LAN (RJ-45) port
Rear Speaker Out port (black)
Center/Subwoofer port (orange)
Line In port (light blue)
Line Out port (lime)
Microphone port (pink)
Side Speaker Out port (gray)
USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
External SATA port
Optical S/PDIF Out port
Coaxial S/PDIF Out port
PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
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Internal connectors
Page
1. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
2. IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
3. ICH8 Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2,SATA3, SATA4)
4. JMicron® JMB363 Serial ATA RAID connector (7-pin SATA_RAID)
5. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
6. USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB 78, USB910)
7. Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)
8. CPU, chassis, and power fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN1, 3-pin CHA_FAN2, 3-pin PWR_FAN)
9. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
10. Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
11. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
12. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin EATX12V)
13. System panel connector (20-8 pin 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/Pentium® D/Pentium® 4/Pentium® Extreme and Celeron® D
processors.
•
Make sure the AC power is off before you install the CPU.
•
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.
• If installing a dual-core CPU, connect the chassis fan cable to the
CHA_FAN connector to ensure system stability.
•
•
2-
Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes
with the cap on the LGA775 socket.
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts
resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/
incorrect removal of the PnP cap.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3.1
Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
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P5B
1.
P5BCPUSocket775
Before installing the CPU, make sure that the cam box is facing towards you
and the load lever is on your left.
2.
Press the load lever with your thumb (A), then move it to the left (B) until it is
released from the retention tab.
Retention tab
Load lever
A
PnP cap
B
This side of the socket box
should face you.
To prevent damage to the socket pins, do not remove the PnP cap unless you
are installing a CPU.
3.
Lift the load lever in the direction of
the arrow to a 135º angle.
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4.
Lift the load plate with your thumb
and forefinger to a 100º angle (A),
then push the PnP cap from the load
plate window to remove (B).
B
A
Load plate
Alignment key
5.
Position the CPU over the
socket, making sure that
the gold triangle is on the
bottom‑left corner of the
socket then fit the socket
alignment key into the
CPU notch.
CPU notch
Gold triangle mark
The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the
socket to prevent bending the connectors on the socket and damaging the CPU!
6.
7.
A
Close the load plate (A), then
push the load lever (B) until it
snaps into the retention tab.
If installing a dual-core CPU,
connect the chassis fan cable
to the CHA_FAN1 connector to
ensure system stability.
B
The motherboard supports Intel® LGA775 processors with the Intel® Enhanced
Memory 64 Technology (EM64T), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
(EIST), and Hyper-Threading Technology. Refer to the Appendix for more
information on these CPU features.
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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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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.
GND
CPU FAN PWR
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWM
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P5B
CPU_FAN
P5BCPUFanConnector
Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors
can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
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2.3.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan:
1. Disconnect the CPU fan cable from
the connector on the motherboard.
2.
Rotate each fastener
counterclockwise.
3.
Pull up two fasteners at a time in
a diagonal sequence to disengage
the heatsink and fan assembly from
the motherboard.
4.
A
B
B
A
B
A
A
B
Carefully remove the heatsink
and fan assembly from the
motherboard.
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5.
Rotate each fastener clockwise to
ensure correct orientation when
reinstalling.
Narrow end of the groove
The narrow end of the
groove should point
outward after resetting.
(The photo shows the
groove shaded for
emphasis.)
Refer to the documentation in the boxed or stand-alone CPU fan package for
detailed information on CPU fan installation.
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2.4
System memory
2.4.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline Memory
Modules (DIMM) sockets.
A DDR2 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR DIMM but has a
240-pin footprint compared to the 184-pin DDR DIMM. DDR2 DIMMs are notched
differently to prevent installation on a DDR DIMM socket.
DIMM_B2
DIMM_B1
DIMM_A2
DIMM_A1
28 Pins
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2 Pins
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets:
P5B240-pinDDR2DIMMSockets
Channel
Sockets
Channel A
DIMM_A1 and DIMM_A2
Channel B
2.4.2
DIMM_B1 and DIMM_B2
Memory configurations
You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB unbuffered non‑ECC DDR2
DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.
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You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A and Channel B. The
system maps the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dual-channel
configuration. Any excess memory from the higher-sized channel is then
mapped for single-channel operation.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility,
it is recommended that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor.
•
If you install four 1 or 2GB memory modules, the system may only recognize
less than 3GB because the address space is reserved for other critical
functions. This limitation appears on Windows® XP 32-bit operation system
which does not support Physical Address Extension (PAE).
•
If you install Windows® XP 32-bit operation system, a total memory of less
than 3GB is recommended.
•
This motherboard does not support memory modules made up of 128 Mb
chips or double sided x16 memory modules.
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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, but only DDR2-533 and DDR2-667 2 GB density
modules are available for this configuration.
32-bit
Windows® 2000 Advanced
Server
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64-bit
Windows® XP Professional x64
Edition
•
Some old-version DDR2-800/667 DIMMs may not match Intel®’s
On‑Die‑Termination (ODT) requirement and will automatically downgrade to
run at DDR2-533. 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.
•
Due to chipset limitation, DDR2-667 with CL=3 will be downgraded to run
at DDR2-533 by default setting. If you want to operate with lower latency,
adjust the memory timing manually.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR2 800
DIMM support
Size
Vendor
Chip No.
512MB
KINGSTON
K4T51083QC
Side(s)
SS
Part No.
•
•
HYS64T64020HU-25F-A
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•
256MB
SAMSUNG
K4T56083QF-ZCE7
SS
M378T3253FZ3-CE7
512MB
Hynix
HY5PS12821BFP-S5
SS
HYMP564U64BP8-S5
512MB
1024MB
1024MB
512MB
Infineon
Hynix
MICRON
A-DATA
HYB18T256800AF25F
HY5PS12821BFP-S5
5ZD22D9GKX
AD29608A8A-25EG
DS
DS
DS
SS
A B C
KVR800D2N5/512
HYMP512U64BP8-S5
MT16HTF12864AY-80ED4
M20AD6G3H3160I1E5E
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
DDR2 667
Size
Vendor
Chip No
512MB
SAMSUNG
K4T56083QF-ZCE6
Side(s)
DS
Part No.
•
•
HYS64T64000HU-3S-A
•
•
SAMSUNG
ZCE6K4T51083QC
SS
M378T6553CZ0-CE6
256MB
Infineon
HYB18T512160BF-3S
SS
HYS64T32000HU-3S-B
512MB
1024MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
Infineon
Infineon
Hynix
ELPIDA
A-DATA
Transcend
HYB18T512800AF3S
HYB18T512800BF3S
HY5PS12821AFP-Y5
SS
SS
DS
HYS64T64000HU-3S-B
HYMP512U64AP8-Y5
E5108AE-6E-E
SS
EBE51UD8AEFA-6E-E
E5108AE-6E-E
SS
TS64MLQ64V6J
E5108AE-6E-E
N/A
A B C
M378T6453FZ0-CE6
512MB
512MB
DIMM support
N/A
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Side(s): SS - Single-sided DS - Double-sided
DIMM support:
A- Supports one module inserted into any slot as Single-channel memory configuration.
B - Supports one pair of modules inserted into either the blue slots or the black slots as
one pair of Dual-channel memory configuration.
C - Supports four modules inserted into both the blue and black slots as two pairs of
Dual-channel memory configuration.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the latest QVL.
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2.4.3
Installing a DIMM
Unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other
system components. Failure to do so can cause severe damage to both the
motherboard and the components.
2
To install a DIMM:
1.
2.
3.
3
Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing
the retaining clips outward.
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the socket.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM
is properly seated.
DDR2 DIMM notch
1
1
Unlocked retaining clip
2.4.4
•
A DDR2 DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. Do
not force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
•
The DDR2 DIMM sockets do not support DDR DIMMs. Do not install DDR
DIMMs to the DDR2 DIMM sockets.
Removing a DIMM
To remove a DIMM:
1.
Support the DIMM lightly with
your fingers when pressing the
retaining clips. The DIMM might
get damaged when it flips out with
extra force.
2.
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2
Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
1
1
DDR2 DIMM notch
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
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
Interrupt assignments
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
Priority
Standard Function
01
1
2
2­
—
312
413
514
615
716
83
94
10
5
11
6
12
7
13
8
14
9
1510
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
Printer Port (LPT1)*
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
ACPI*
SMBus Controller*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port*
Numeric Data Processor
IDEIRQ (legacy mode, combined mapped as primary), SMasterATA1 (Master), SATA3 (Secondary)
IDEIRQ (legacy mode, combined mapped as secondary), SATA2 (Master), SATA4 (Secondary)
* These IRQs are usually available for PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
PCI1
PCI2
PCI3
PCIEX16_1­
PCIEX1_1
PCIEX1_2­
PCIEX1_3
On-board ESATA, SATA_RAID
On-board PRI_IDE
On-board HD Audio (ADI1988A)
On-board GbEthernet (RTL8111B)
USB 2.0 EHCI#1
USB12 OBCI#1
USB34 OBCI#2
USB56 OBCI#3
USB 2.0 EHCI#1
USB78 OBCI#4
USB910 OBCI#5
SATA1, SATA2 (ICH8)
SATA3, SATA4 (ICH8)
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B
C
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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 slots
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
PCI Express x16 slot
This motherboard supports PCI Express
x16 graphic cards that comply with the
PCI Express specifications. The figure
shows a graphics card installed on the
PCI Express x16 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.
P5B
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper
default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
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CLRTC
2
Normal
(Default)
2
Clear CMOS
P5BClearRTCRAM
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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.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW1234, USBPW5678, USBPW910)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep mode
(CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power mode) using
the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up from S3 and S4 sleep
modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh, power supply in reduced
power mode).
USBPW2
2 2
P5B
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
2 2
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USBPW90
+5VSB
+5V
(Default)
USBPW5678
P5BUSBdeviceWakeup
2 2
+5V
(Default)
3.
+5VSB
•
The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can
provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port; otherwise,
the system would not power up.
•
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up feature.
Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) to wake up the computer when you press
a key on the keyboard (the default is the Space Bar). This feature requires
an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A on the +5VSB lead, and a
corresponding setting in the BIOS.
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P5B
KBPWR
2
+5V
(Default)
2 +5VSB
P5BKeyboardPowerSetting
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2.7
Connectors
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors
2
5
6
7
8
5
1.
2.
3.
2
0
9
PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner, or other
devices.
LAN (RJ-45) port. Supported by Realtek® Gigabit LAN controller, 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
4.
Status
OFF
ORANGE
GREEN
Description
10 Mbps connection
100 Mbps connection
1 Gbps connection
ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED
LED
LAN port
Rear Speaker Out port (black). This port connects the rear speakers in a
4-channel, 6-channel, or 8-channel audio configuration.
5. Center/Subwoofer port (orange). This port connects the center/subwoofer
speakers.
6.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects the tape, CD, DVD player, or
other audio sources.
7.
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.
8.
9.
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Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.
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
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
–
Rear Speaker Out
–
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
–
8-channel
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
10. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
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 to an external SATA box or a Serial
ATA port multiplier. This port supports a Serial ATA hard disk drive that you
can combine with an external Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s device to configure a RAID
0, RAID 1, or JBOD set through the onboard JMicron SATA RAID controller.
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 hot-swap 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
JMicron SATA Controller Mode item in the BIOS to [RAID]. See section
“4.4.5 Onboard Device Configuration” for details.
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•
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.
13. Optical S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device
via an optical S/PDIF cable.
14. Coaxial S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device
via a coaxial S/PDIF cable.
15. PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
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.
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P5B
FLOPPY
NOTE:Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN .
P5BFloppyDiskDriveConnector
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2.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
The onboard IDE connector is for the Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable.
There are three connectors on each Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable:
blue, black, and gray. Connect the blue connector to the motherboard’s IDE
connector, then select one of the following modes to configure your device.
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.
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P5B
If any device jumper is set as “Cable-Select,” make sure all other device
jumpers have the same setting.
PRI_IDE
PIN
NOTE:Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the ID
ribbon cable to PIN .
P5BIDEConnector
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ICH8 Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk
drives.
GND
RSATA_RXN
RSATA_RXP
GND
RSATA_TXN
RSATA_TXP
GND
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXP2
GND
SATA
SATA
GND
RSATA_RXN
RSATA_RXP
GND
RSATA_TXN
RSATA_TXP
GND
SATA2
GND
RSATA_RXN
RSATA_RXP
GND
RSATA_TXN
RSATA_TXP
GND
SATA
R
P5B
3.
P5BSATAConnectors
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
SATA1/2
Black
Master
Boot disk
SATA3/4
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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right angle side
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4.
JMicron JMB363® Serial ATA RAID connector (7-pin SATA_RAID)
This connector is for a Serial ATA signal cable. This connector supports
a Serial ATA hard disk drive that you can configure for RAID through the
onboard Serial ATA RAID controller.
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P5B
The JMicron controller mode item in the BIOS is set to [AHCI] by default,
allowing you to use the connectors to build a RAID set. See section “4.4.5
Onboard Device Configuration” for details.
GND
RSATA_RXN
RSATA_RXP
GND
RSATA_TXN
RSATA_TXP
GND
SATA_RAID
P5BSATARAIDConnector
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.
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.
P5BDigitalAudioConnector
SPDIFOUT
GND
+5V
R
P5B
5.
SPDIF_OUT
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
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USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB 78, USB910)
USB+5V
USB_P0USB_P0+
GND
NC
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.
USB90
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
USB78
USB56 P5BUSB2.0Connectors
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
USB+5V
USB_P6 USB_P6+
GND
NC
USB+5V
USB_P9USB_P9+
GND
R
P5B
6.
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.
Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources
such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
CD
(black)
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Left Audio Channel
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P5B
7.
P5BInternalAudioConnector
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8.
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!
GND
+2V
Rotation
GND
CPU FAN PWR
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWM
PWR_FAN
R
P5B
CPU_FAN
CHA_FAN
GND
+2V
Rotation
CHA_FAN2
GND
+2V
Rotation
P5BFanConnectors
Only the CPU-FAN and CHA-FAN 1-2 connectors support the ASUS Q-FAN 2
feature.
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.
R
P5B
9.
COM
PIN P5BCOMPortConnector
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10. 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.
CHASSIS
Chassis Signal
GND
+5VSB_MB
R
P5B
By default , the pin labeled “Chassis Signal” and “ Ground” are shorted with
a jumper cap. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to use the
chassis intrusion detection feature.
(Default)
P5BChassisIntrusionConnector
11. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
NC
Legacy AC’97-compliant
pin definition
AGND
NC
NC
HP_HD
AGND
PRESENSE#
MIC2_JD
Azalia-compliant
pin definition
R
P5B
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.
MIC2_L
MIC2_R
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
MIC2_L
MIC2_R
HP_R
Jack_Sense
HP_L
AAFP
P5BFrontPanelAudioConnector
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•
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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.
By default, this connector is set to AC’97. If you want to connect a High
Definition front panel audio module to this connector, set the Front Panel
Support Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD Audio]. See section 4.4.5
Onboard Device Configuration for details.
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12. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin EATX12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs
are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper
orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
R
P5B
EATX2V
+2V DC
GND
P5BATXPowerConnector
•
•
•
+2V DC
GND
EATXPWR
+ Volts
+2 Volts
+2 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+ Volts
+ Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
-5 Volts
Ground
Ground
Ground
PSON#
Ground
-2 Volts
+ 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 EATX12V 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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13. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
PLED-
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
SPEAKER
Reset
Ground
PA NEL
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
R
P5B
PLED+
PLED
PWR
Ground
RESET
IDE_LED
PWRSW
P5BSystemPanelConnector
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* 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 QConnector.
Step1.
Connect correct front panel to ASUS QConnector 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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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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3.1
Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system
chassis.
2.
4.
5.
6.
Be sure that all switches are secured.
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 withATX 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
Beep Description
Error
One beep
Keyboard controller error
Refresh Time error
No master drive detected
Two continuous beeps followed by
four short beeps
Hardware component failure
Two continuous beeps followed by
two short beeps
7.
Floppy controller 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® 2000:
1. Click the Start button then click Shut Down...
2. Make sure that the Shut Down option button is selected, then click the OK
button to shut down the computer.
3.
The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
If you are using Windows® XP 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.
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
4.2
4.3
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 4-1
BIOS setup program................................................................... 4-10
Main menu................................................................................... 4-13
4.4
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-17
4.6
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-30
4.5
4.7
4.8
Power menu................................................................................. 4-26
Tools menu.................................................................................. 4-34
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-36
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Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic
Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
2.
3.
4.
ASUS EZ Flash 2 (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk, USB Flash, or the
motherboard support CD during POST.)
ASUS AFUDOS (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable floppy
disk.)
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy, USB
Flash disk, or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or gets
corrupted.)
ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
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
a 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
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.
Windows® 2000 environment
To create a set of boot disks for Windows® 2000:
a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. Insert the Windows® 2000 CD to the optical drive.
c. Click Start, then select Run.
d. From the Open field, type
D:\bootdisk\makeboot a:
assuming that D: is your optical drive.
e. Press <Enter>, then follow screen instructions to continue.
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2.
Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable floppy disk.
4.1.2
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-Test (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 V3.00
FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L8005
Current ROM
BOARD: P5B
VER: 0144 [0000]
DATE: 05/20/06
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: A:\
A:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[B] Backup
[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[ESC] Exit
(2) Enter BIOS setup program. Go to the Tools menu to select EZ 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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•
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This function can support devices such as USB flash disk, or floppy disk
with FAT 32/16 format only.
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure!
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4.1.3
This function can support devices such as USB flash disk, or floppy disk
with FAT 32/16 format only.
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure!
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.
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Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS file for
the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact BIOS
filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
3.
Copy the 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 /iP5B.ROM
4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iP5B.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
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 /iP5B.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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4.1.4
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 USB flash
disk, or the floppy disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
•
Prepare the motherboard support CD, the USB flash disk, or the floppy
disk containing the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
•
Make sure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the floppy
disk or the USB flash disk to P5B.ROM.
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.
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!
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
2.
3.
Turn on the system.
Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the floppy disk
drive.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the
floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
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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 “P5B.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can
cause system boot failure!
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the system.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the
floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
2.
Insert the support CD to the optical drive.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When no floppy disk is found, the utility automatically checks the optical drive
for the original or updated BIOS file. The utility then updates the corrupted
BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
Checking for CD-ROM...
CD-ROM found!
Reading file “P5B.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can
cause system boot failure!
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4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file.
4.1.5
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.
2.
3.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update. See page 5-3 for the
Utilities screen menu.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
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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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BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can update
using the provided utility described in section “4.1 Managing and updating your
BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring
your system, or prompted to“Run Setup.” This section explains how to configure
your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change the
configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can enable the
security password feature or change the power management settings. This
requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup program so that the
computer can recognize these changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the
SPI chip.
The firmware chip on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up
the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program.
Press <Del> during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility;
otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, reboot the system by doing any of the
following procedures:
• Restart using the OS standard shut-down procedure.
• Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> simultaneously.
• Press the reset button on the system chassis.
• Press the power button to turn the system off then back on.
Using the power button, reset button, or the <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> keys to force
reset from a running operating system can cause damage to your data or
system. We recommend to always shut-down the system properly from the
operating system.
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 Setup Defaults 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.
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Menu bar
Configuration fields
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
1
2
3
4
[11:51:19]
[Mon 05/15/2006]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
Detected
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
General help
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
Sub-menu items
4.2.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Advanced
For changing the basic system configuration
For changing the advanced system settings
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Tools
For setting EZ Flash 2 and O.C. Profile.
Boot Exit
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,
Tool, and Exit) on the menu bar have their
respective menu items.
4.2.5
Sub-menu items
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Legacy Diskette B
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
[11:10:19]
[Thu 03/27/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[Disabled]
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
System Information
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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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Advanced Chipset settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
Memory Acceleration Mode
DRAM Idle Timer
DRAm Refresh Rate
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Graphic Adapter Priority
Graphics Aperture Size
Spread Spectrum
[AGP/PCI]
[ 64 MB]
[Enabled]
ICH Delayed Transaction
[Enabled]
MPS Revision
[1.4]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Pop-up window
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.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
1
2
3
4 [11:51:19]
[Mon 05/15/2006]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
Detected
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
IDE Configuration
System Information
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] [360K, 5.25
in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.] [2.88M, 3.5 in.]
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4.3.4
SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, and SATA4
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.
SATA 1
Device
: Not Detected
Type
[Auto]
LBA/Large Mode
[Auto]
Block(Multi-sector Transfer) M
[Auto]
PIO Mode
[Auto]
DMA Mode
[Auto]
Smart Monitoring
[Auto]
32Bit Data Transfer
[Disabled]
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 [Disabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.3.5
IDE Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the IDE
devices installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter> if you wish to
configure the item.
IDE Configuration
SATA Configuration [Enhanced]
Configure SATA as [IDE]
Hard Disk Write Protect [Disabled]
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec) [35]
SATA Configuration [Enhanced]
Configuration options: [Compatible] [Enhanced] [Disabled]
Configure SATA as [IDE]
Configuration options: [IDE] [AHCI]
Hard Disk Write Protect [Disabled]
Allows you to enable to disable the hard disk write protection. This will be
effective only if device is accessed through BIOS. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
IDE Detect Time Out [35]
Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.
Configuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35]
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4.3.6
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The BIOS
automatically detects the items in this menu.
AMIBIOS
Version
: 0159
Build Date : 06/13/06
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
: 3000MHz
: 1
System Memory
Usable Size: 256MB
AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information
Processor
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory
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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.
Jumperfree Configuration
USB Configuration
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCIPnP
4.4.1
Jumperfree Configuration
Configure System Frequency/Voltage
AI Tuning
[Auto]
AI Tuning [Auto]
Allows selection of CPU frequency and auto adjustment of relevant parameters.
Frequencies higher than CPU manufacturer recommends are not guaranteed to
be stable. If the system becomes unstable, return to the default. Configuration
options: [Manual] [Auto] [Standard] [AI N.O.S.]
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the DDR operating frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [DDR2-533MHz] [DDR2-667MHz] [DDR2-800MHz]
Selecting a very high DRAM frequency may cause the system to become
unstable! If this happens, revert to the default setting.
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The following items appear only when the AI Tuning item is set to [Manual].
CPU Frequency [200]
Displays the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus and PCI bus.
The value of this item is auto-detected by the BIOS. Use the <+> and <-> keys to
adjust the CPU frequency. You can also type the desired CPU frequency using the
numeric keypad. The values range from 100 to 400. Refer to the table below for
the correct Front Side Bus and CPU External Frequency settings.
FSB/CPU External Frequency Synchronization
Front Side Bus
FSB 1066
FSB 533133 MHz
CPU External Frequency
FSB 800
266 MHz
200 MHz
PCI Express Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to select PCI Express frequency. Configuration options: [Auto] [90] [91] [92] [93]... [150]
PCI Clock Synchronization Mode [Auto]
Selects the PCI Clock Synchronization mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [33.33MHz]
The following items appear only when the AI Tuning item is set to [Manual] or
[AI N.O.S.].
Memory Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to select the memory voltage or set it to auto for safe mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.80V] [1.90V] [2.00V] [2.10V]
CPU VCore Voltage [Auto]
Allows selection of the CPU VCore voltage. The configuration options vary
depending on the CPU installed. Setting to Auto allows the BIOS to detect the
VCore voltage of the CPU installed.
Refer to the CPU documentation before setting the CPU VCore voltage. A very
high Vcore voltage can severely damage the CPU!
FSB Termination Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to select the FSB termination voltagae or set it to auto for safe mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.200V] [1.300V]
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The following item appears only when the AI Tuning item is set to [AI N.O.S.].
N.O.S. Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the AI N.O.S. mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [Standard] [Sensitive] [Heavy Load]
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.
USB Configuration
Module Version - 2.24.0-11.4
USB Devices Enabled:
None
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Port 64/60 Emulation [Disabled]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off [Enabled]
The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the
auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows None.
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for USB devices on legacy operating
systems (OS). 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]
Port 64/60 Emulation [Disabled]
Allows you to disable or enable the I/O port 60h/64h emulation support. This
should be enabled for the complete USB keyboard legacy support for non-USB
aware OSes. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or Full
Speed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [HiSpeed] [Full Speed]
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off [Enabled]
Allows you to enable support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off
feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.4.3
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
Configure advanced CPU settings
Module Version: 3C.0E
Manufacturer: Intel
Brand String: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
Frequency
: 3.00GHz
FSB Speed
: 800MHz
Cache L1
: 16 KB
Cache L2
: 2048 KB
Ratio Status: Unlocked (Max:15, Min:14)
Ratio Actual Value: 15
CPUID
: F43
Unlock locked CPU
and let it run at
lower multiplier
setting.
Modify Ratio Support [Disabled]
C1E Support [Enabled]
Max CPUID Value Limit: [Disabled]
CPU TM function [Enabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
Hyper Threading Technology [Enabled]
Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm) tech. [Automatic]
Modify Ratio Support [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Modify Ratio support. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
C1E Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the C1E support. In C1E mode, the CPU power
consumption is lower than idle. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
Enable this item to boot legacy operating systems that cannot support CPUs with
extended CPUID functions. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU TM function [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU internal thermal control function. In TM
mode, the CPU power consumption is reduced. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Execute Disable Function [Enabled]
Allows you to Enable/disable Execute Disable Function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hyper-Threading Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the processor Hyper-Threading Technology.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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The following item appears only when you installed an Intel® Pentium® 4 or
later CPU that supports the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST).
Intel(R) SpeedStep Technology [Automatic]
Allows you to use the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® Technology. When set to
[Enabled], you can adjust the system power settings in the operating system to
use the EIST feature. Set this item to [Disabled] if you do not want to use the EIST.
Configuration options: [Automatic] [Disabled]
Intel(R) C-STATE Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the C-STATE technology. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
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.
Chipset Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause the system to malfunction.
NorthBridge Configuration
NorthBridge Configuration
North Bridge chipset Configuration
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
Initiate Graphic Adapter [PEG/PCI]
PEG Port Configuration
PEG Force x1 [Disabled]
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Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
When this item is enabled, the DRAM timing parameters are set according to the
DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect). When disabled, you can manually set the
DRAM timing parameters through the DRAM sub-items. The following sub-items
appear when this item is Disabled. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
DRAM CAS# Latency [5]
Controls the latency between the SDRAM read command and the time the
data actually becomes available. Configuration options: [3] [4] [5] [6]
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [6 DRAM Clocks]
Controls the latency between the DDR SDRAM active command and the
read/write command. Configuration options: [2 DRAM Clocks] [3 DRAM
Clocks] [4 DRAM Clocks] [5 DRAM Clocks] [6 DRAM Clocks]
DRAM RAS# Precharge [6 DRAM Clocks]
Controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to the DDR
SDRAM. Configuration options: [2 DRAM Clocks] [3 DRAM Clocks] [4 DRAM
Clocks] [5 DRAM Clocks] [6 DRAM Clocks]
DRAM RAS# Activate to Precha [15 DRAM Clocks]
Configuration options: [4 DRAM Clocks] [5 DRAM Clocks]...[18 DRAM Clocks]
Initiate Graphic Adapter [PEG/PCI]
Allows you to select the graphics controller as the primary boot device.
Configuration options: [PCI/PEG] [PEG/PCI]
PEG Force x1 [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
4.4.5
Onboard Devices Configuration
HD Audio Controller [Enabled]
Front Panel Support Type [AC97]
Onboard PCIE GbE LAN [Enabled]
LAN Option ROM [Disabled]
JMicron SATA/PATA Controller [Enabled]
JMicron SATA Controller Mode [AHCI]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Parallel Port Mode [ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
HD Audio Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the High Definition Audio controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Front Panel Support Type [AC97]
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 PCIE Gb LAN [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard PCIE Gigabit LAN controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
LAN Option ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the boot ROM in the onboard LAN controller.
This item appears only when the Onboard LAN item is set to Enabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
JMicron SATA/PATA Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the JMicron SATA/PATA controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
JMicron SATA Controller Mode [AHCI]
Allows you to set the JMicron SATA controller mode.This item appears only
when the JMicron SATA/PATA Controller item is set to Enabled.
Configuration options: [IDE] [AHCI] [RAID]
The JMicron PATA controller keeps IDE mode.
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4][2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC]
Parallel Port Mode [ECP]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode. Configuration options: [Normal] [Bi-directional] [EPP] [ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Appears only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to [ECP]. This item
allows you to set the Parallel Port ECP DMA. Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
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4.4.6
PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP
devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources for either
PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block for legacy ISA
devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S [No]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
IRQ-3 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-4 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-5 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-7 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-9 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-10 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-11 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-14 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-15 assigned to [PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
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 not required for boot. Configuration options:
[No] [Yes]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device latency
timer register. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160] [192] [224] [248]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card requests for
an IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the PCI VGA card even
if requested. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the pallete snooping feature informs the PCI devices that
an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the latter can function
correctly. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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IRQ-xx assigned to [PCI Device]
When set to [PCI Device], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP devices.
When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA devices. Configuration
options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]
4.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Power Management (APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display the
configuration options.
Suspend Mode [Auto]
Repost Video on S3 Resume [Disabled]
ACPI 2.0 Support [Disabled]
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
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 Only] [Auto]
4.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume [Disabled]
Allows you to determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support [Disabled]
Allows you to add more tables for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) 2.0 specifications. 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 Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). When set
to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5.5
APM Configuration
APM Configuration
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Power On By External Modems [Disabled]
Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled]
Power On By PCIE Devices [Disabled]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
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,
and RTC Alarm Second appear 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]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system through a
PCI LAN or modem card. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides
at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PCIE Devices [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system through a
PCIE LAN or modem card. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides
at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to use specific keys on the keyboard to turn on the system. This
feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Space Bar] [Ctrl-Esc] [Power Key]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse to turn on
the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on
the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.5.6
Hardware Monitor
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature [48ºC/118ºF]
MB Temperature [38ºC/100ºF]
CPU Fan Speed (RPM) [Ignored]
CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Chassis Fan1 Speed [N/A]
Chassis Fan2 Speed [N/A]
Chassis Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Power Fan Speed (RPM)
VCORE Voltage [ 1.320V]
3.3V Voltage [ 3.345V]
5V Voltage [ 5.094V]
12V Voltage [11.880V]
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 (RPM) [xxxxRPM] or [N/A] or [Ignored]
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. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the
detected speed.
CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Q-Fan control. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
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Chassis Fan1/Fan2 Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A] or [Ignored]
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 chassis, the specific field
shows N/A. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the detected speed.
Chassis Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the chassis Q-Fan control. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
Power Fan Speed (RPM) [xxxxRPM] or [N/A] or [Ignored]
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 chassis, the specific field
shows N/A. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the detected speed.
VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through
the onboard voltage regulators.
4.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Boot settings
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
4.6.1
Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device [1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
2nd Boot Device [PM-ST330620A]
3rd Boot Device [PS-ASUS CD-S360]
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1st ~ xxth Boot Device [1st Floppy Drive]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices.
The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of
devices installed in the system. Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled]
4.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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.
Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
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]
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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]
4.6.3
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Passward
Change Supervisor Password
+F1
F10
The
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Supervisor
Exit
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password.
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.
3.
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>.
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 clear it by erasing the CMOS
Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “2.6 Jumpers” for information on how
to erase the RTC RAM.
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After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow you to
change other security settings.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level [Full Access]
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check [Setup]
User Access Level [Full Access]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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.
3.
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>.
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.
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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]
4.7
Tools menu
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS O.C.Profile
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 4-2, section 4.1.2 for
details.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.00
FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L8005
Current ROM
BOARD: P5B
VER: 0144 [0000]
DATE: 05/20/06
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: A:\
A:
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[Enter] Select or Load
[B] Backup
[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[ESC] Exit
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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
Start O.C. Profile
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
v02.58 (C)Copyright 1985-2006, American Megatrends, Inc.
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 V1.00
FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L8005
Current CMOS
BOARD: P5B
VER: 0144 [0000]
DATE: 05/20/06
Restore CMOS
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: A:\
A:
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[Enter] Select or Load
[B] Backup
[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[ESC] Exit
This function can support devices such as USB flash disk or floppy disk
with FAT 32/16 format only.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent
the system boot failure!
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4.8
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the
BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options
from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit
menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM. 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.................................................................... 5-8
5.2
5.4
5.5
Support CD information............................................................... 5-1
RAID configurations................................................................... 5-24
Creating a RAID driver disk........................................................ 5-33
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5.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® 2000/XP/64-bit XP 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® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows®
XP Service Pack2 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
CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the
ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
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5.2.2
Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed
devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
ASUS InstAll-Drivers Installation Wizard
Installs the ASUS InstAll-Drivers Installation Wizard.
Intel Chipset Inf Update Program
Installs the Intel® chipset Inf update program.
SoundMAX ADI1988 Audio Driver
Installs the SoundMAX® ADI1988 audio driver and application.
JMicron JMB36X RAID Controller Driver
Installs the JMicron® JMB36X Serial ATA RAID controller driver.
USB 2.0 Driver
Installs the USB 2.0 Driver.
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5.2.3
Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the motherboard
supports.
ASUS InstAll-Installation Wizard for Utilities
Install the ASUS InstAll-Installation Wizard.
ASUS AI Suite
Install the ASUS AI Suite.
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.
Anti-Virus Utility
The anti-virus application scans, identifies, and removes computer viruses. View
the online help for detailed information.
ADOBE Acrobat Reader V7.0
Installs the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader that allows you to open, view, and print
documents in Portable Document Format (PDF).
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Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
Installs the Microsoft® DirectX 9.0c driver. The Microsoft DirectX® 9.0c is a
multimedia technology that enhances computer graphics and sound. DirectX®
improves the multimedia features of you computer so you can enjoy watching
TV and movies, capturing videos, or playing games in your computer. Visit the
Microsoft website (www.microsoft.com) for updates.
5.2.4
Make Disk menu
The Make Disk menu contains items to create JMicron® JMB363 SATA/PATA RAID
driver disk.
Make JMicron JMB36X 32bit RAID Driver
Allows you to create a JMicron® JMB36X 32bit RAID driver.
Make JMicron JMB36X 64bit RAID Driver
Allows you to create a JMicron® JMB36X 64bit RAID driver.
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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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5.2.7
Other information
The icons on the top right corner of the screen give additional information on the
motherboard and the contents of the support 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 in text format.
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5.3
Software information
5.3.1
ASUS MyLogo2™
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.
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-Test (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 “4.1.3 AFUDOS utility.”
•
Make sure that the BIOS item Full Screen Logo is set to [Enabled]
if you wish to use ASUS MyLogo2. See section “4.6.2 Boot Settings
Configuration.”
•
You can create your own boot logo image in GIF, JPG, or BMP file formats.
To launch the ASUS MyLogo2™:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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Launch the ASUS Update utility. Refer to section “4.1.5 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
MyLogo2 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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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
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 Desktop Management Interface window
Opens the Report 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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Click to
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 real-time CPU
usage in line graph representation.
If the CPU has an enabled Hyper­
‑Threading, two separate line graphs
display the operation of the two logical
processors.
Hard disk drive space usage
The Hard Disk tab displays the used
and available hard disk drive space.
The left panel of the tab lists all logical
drives. Click a hard disk drive to display
the information on the right panel. The
pie chart at the bottom of the window
represents the used (blue) and the
available HDD space.
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Memory usage
The Memory tab shows both used
and available physical memory. The
pie chart at the bottom of the window
represents the used (blue) and the
available physical memory.
Configuring PC Probe II
Click
to view and adjust the sensor threshold values.
The Config window has two tabs: Sensor/Threshold and Preference. The Sensor/
Threshold tab enables you to activate the sensors or to adjust the sensor threshold
values. The Preference tab allows you to customize sensor alerts, or change the
temperature scale.
Loads the default
threshold values for
each sensor
Applies your
changes
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Cancels or
ignores your
changes
Loads your saved
configuration
Saves your
configuration
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5.3.3 ASUS AI Suite
ASUS AI Suite allows you to launch AI Gear, AI N.O.S., AI Booster, AI Nap, and
Q-Fan 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 Gear, AI Nap, AI Booster, or Q-Fan icon to launch the utility,
or click the Normal icon to restore the system to normal state.
Press to restore to normal
Press to launch AI Nap
Press to launch AI Gear
Press to launch AI Booster
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Press to launch AI N.O.S.
Press to launch Q-Fan
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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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5.3.4 ASUS AI Gear
ASUS AI Gear 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 Gear by
clicking the AI Gear icon on the AI Suite main windows.
Shift the gear to the performance setting that you like.
Maximum
Performance
Medium
Performance
High
Performance
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Maximum
Power Saving
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5.3.5
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 AI Nap
utility by clicking the AI Nap icon on the AI Suite main windows. 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.
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5.3.6
SoundMAX® High Definition Audio utility
The ADI AD1988A High Definition Audio CODEC provides 8-channel audio
capability through the SoundMAX ® audio utility with AudioESP™ software to
deliver the ultimate audio experience on your PC. The software implements high
quality audio synthesis/rendering, 3D sound positioning, and advanced voice-input
technologies.
Follow the installation wizard to install the ADI AD1988A Audio Driver from the
support CD that came with the motherboard package to activate the SoundMAX®
audio utility.
•
You must use 4-channel, 6-channel or 8-channel speakers for this setup.
•
SoundMAX® requires Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP or later version. Make
sure that one of these operating systems is installed before installing
SoundMAX®.
•
Jack Retasking function works on High Definition front panel audio ports
only.
If the SoundMAX® audio utility is correctly installed, you
will find the SoundMAX® icon on the taskbar.
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From the taskbar, double-click on the SoundMAX® icon to display the SoundMAX®
Control Panel.
Audio Setup Wizard
By clicking the
icon from the SoundMAX® control panel, you can easily
configure your audio settings. Simply follow succeeding screen instructions and
begin enjoying High Definition Audio.
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Jack configuration
This screen helps you configure
your computer’s audio ports,
depending on the audio devices
you have installed.
Adjust speaker volume
This screen helps you adjust
speaker volume. Click the Test
button to hear the changes you
have made.
Adjust microphone volume
This screen helps you adjust microphone volume. You will be asked to
read pre-written text to allow the AudioWizard to adjust the volume as you
speak.
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Audio preferences
Click the
icon to go to the Preferences page. This page allows you to change
various audio settings.
General options
Click the General tab to choose your playback and recording devices, enable/
disable the AudioESP™ feature, and enable/disable digital output.
Microphone options
Click the Listening Environment tab allows you to optimize your microphone input
settings.
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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. The motherboard supports
the following RAID configurations.
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/SATA driver disk” for details.
5.4.1
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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Connect the SATA signal cables.
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5.4.2
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.
3.
Microsoft® Windows® OS installation disk (Windows 2000/XP)
2.
4.
A write-enabled floppy disk
Motherboard support CD with JMB363 driver
Complete the following steps before you create a RAID set:
1.
2.
Install the external Serial ATA hard disk drives (HDDs) on your system.
Set the JMicron SATA Controller Mode item in the BIOS to [RAID]. See
section “4.4.5 Onboard Devices Configuration” for details.
HD Audio Controller [Enabled]
Front Panel Support Type [AC97]
Onboard PCIE GbE LAN [Enabled]
LAN Option ROM [Disabled]
JMicron SATA/PATA Controller [Enabled]
JMicron SATA Controller Mode [RAID]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Parallel Port Mode [ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
3.
Enter the JMB363 RAID BIOS utility to set up your RAID configuration.
5.
Install the JMB363 driver after the Windows® OS had been installed.
4.
Create a JMB363 RAID driver disk for Windows® OS installation. See section
“5.5 Creating a RAID/SATA driver disk” for details.
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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/SATA driver disk
5.5.1
Creating a RAID/SATA driver disk without entering the OS
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows® 2000/XP
operating system on a hard disk drive that is included in a RAID set.
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/SATA driver disk in Windows®:
1. Start Windows®.
2. Place the motherboard support CD into the optical drive.
3. When the Drivers menu appears, click JMicron JMB363 Driver Disk to
create a JMicron RAID driver disk.
4. Insert a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
5. Follow succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid computer virus infection.
To install the RAID driver:
1. During the OS installation, the system prompts you to press the F6 key to
install third-party SCSI or RAID driver.
2. Press <F6> then insert the floppy disk with RAID driver into the floppy disk
drive.
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® Pentium® 4 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® Pentium® 4 CPU that supports the Intel® EM64T.
Install a 64-bit operating system (Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition or
Windows® Server 2003 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® Pentium® 4 processor with EIST support
•
Operating system with EIST support (Windows® XP SP2/Windows® Server
2003 SP1/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® XP/2003 Server
and 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. See
page 4-20 for details.
The BIOS item appears only if you installed a CPU that supports
Hyper­‑Threading Technology.
Restart the computer.
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