Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0 Specifications

Motherboard
M5A97
EVO R2.0
E8045
Revised Edition V2
January 2013
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Contents
Safety information....................................................................................................... vi
About this guide......................................................................................................... vii
M5A97 EVO R2.0 specifications summary............................................................... ix
Package contents...................................................................................................... xiii
Installation tools and components.......................................................................... xiv
Chapter 1:
1.1
Product highlights........................................................................ 1-1
1.1.3
ASUS Exclusive Features............................................................ 1-3
1.1.4
1.1.5
1.1.6
ASUS EZ DIY............................................................................... 1-4
Other special features.................................................................. 1-5
Before you proceed...................................................................... 1-6
1.2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 1-9
1.2.5
1.2.6
1.2.7
1.2.8
1.2.9
Chapter 2:
Motherboard layout...................................................................... 1-7
System memory......................................................................... 1-10
Expansion slots.......................................................................... 1-24
Onboard buttons and switches.................................................. 1-26
Jumper....................................................................................... 1-30
Onboard LEDs........................................................................... 1-31
Internal connectors.................................................................... 1-34
Basic Installation
2-1
Building your PC system........................................................................... 2-1
2.1.1
Motherboard installation............................................................... 2-1
2.1.3
CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation................................ 2-5
2.1.2
2.1.4
2.1.5
2.1.6
2.1.7
2.3
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution...................................................... 1-4
1.2.1
1.2.4
2.2
Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power Control..... 1-2
Motherboard overview................................................................................ 1-6
1.2.2
2.1
1-1
1.1.1
1.1.2
1.2
Product introduction
Special features.......................................................................................... 1-1
2.1.8
CPU installation........................................................................... 2-4
DIMM installation......................................................................... 2-7
ATX Power connection................................................................. 2-8
SATA device connection............................................................... 2-9
Front I/O Connector................................................................... 2-10
Expansion Card installation....................................................... 2-11
BIOS update utility.................................................................................... 2-12
2.2.1
USB BIOS Flashback................................................................. 2-12
2.3.1
Rear I/O connection................................................................... 2-13
Motherboard rear and audio connections.............................................. 2-13
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2.4
2.5 2.3.2
Turning off the computer.......................................................................... 2-18
Chapter 3:
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
BIOS setup program................................................................................... 3-2
3.2.1
3.2.2
Advanced menu........................................................................................ 3-16
3.5.1
CPU Configuration..................................................................... 3-17
3.5.3
South Bridge Configuration........................................................ 3-20
3.5.6
3.5.7
3.5.8
3.5.9
3.10
4.3
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USB Configuration..................................................................... 3-22
CPU Core On/Off Function........................................................ 3-23
Onboard Devices Configuration................................................. 3-24
APM........................................................................................... 3-26
Network Stack............................................................................ 3-27
Tools menu................................................................................................ 3-33
3.8.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility............................................................. 3-33
3.8.3
ASUS O.C. Profile...................................................................... 3-34
ASUS SPD Information.............................................................. 3-33
Exit menu................................................................................................... 3-35
Updating BIOS........................................................................................... 3-36
3.10.1
ASUS Update............................................................................. 3-36
3.10.3
ASUS BIOS Updater.................................................................. 3-41
Chapter 4:
4.2
SATA Configuration.................................................................... 3-20
Boot menu................................................................................................. 3-31
3.10.2
4.1
North Bridge Configuration........................................................ 3-18
Monitor menu............................................................................................ 3-28
3.8.2
3.9
Advanced Mode........................................................................... 3-4
Ai Tweaker menu......................................................................................... 3-8
3.5.5
3.8
EZ Mode...................................................................................... 3-3
Main menu................................................................................................... 3-6
3.5.4
3.7
BIOS setup
Knowing BIOS............................................................................................. 3-1
3.5.2
3.6
Audio I/O connections................................................................ 2-15
Starting up for the first time..................................................................... 2-18
ASUS EZ Flash 2....................................................................... 3-39
Software support
Installing an operating system.................................................................. 4-1
Support DVD information........................................................................... 4-1
4.2.1
4.2.2
Running the support DVD............................................................ 4-1
Obtaining the software manuals.................................................. 4-2
Software information.................................................................................. 4-3
4.3.1
AI Suite II..................................................................................... 4-3
4.3.2
DIGI+ Power Control.................................................................... 4-4
4.3.4
EPU............................................................................................ 4-12
4.3.3
4.3.5
4.3.6
4.3.7
4.3.8
4.3.9
4.3.10
4.3.11
4.3.12
4.3.13
4.3.14
4.3.15
Chapter 5:
5.1
USB 3.0 Boost........................................................................... 4-24
Network iControl........................................................................ 4-25
USB BIOS Flashback Wizard.................................................... 4-29
FAN Xpert.................................................................................. 4-31
Ai Charger+................................................................................ 4-32
Probe II...................................................................................... 4-33
Sensor Recorder........................................................................ 4-34
ASUS Update............................................................................. 4-36
MyLogo2.................................................................................... 4-37
Audio configurations.................................................................. 4-39
RAID support
5.1.1
RAID definitions........................................................................... 5-1
5.1.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS..................................................... 5-2
5.1.4
Installing Serial ATA hard disks.................................................... 5-2
AMD® Option ROM utility............................................................. 5-3
Creating a RAID driver disk....................................................................... 5-6
5.2.1
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS................... 5-6
5.2.3
Installing the RAID driver during Windows® OS installation......... 5-7
5.2.2
5.2.4
Chapter 6:
6.1
Remote GO!............................................................................... 4-13
RAID configurations................................................................................... 5-1
5.1.2
5.2
TurboV EVO................................................................................. 4-8
Creating a RAID driver disk in Windows®.................................... 5-6
Using a USB floppy disk drive...................................................... 5-8
Multiple GPU support
AMD® CrossFireX™ technology................................................................ 6-1
6.1.1
Requirements............................................................................... 6-1
6.1.3
Installing two CrossFireX™ graphics cards................................. 6-2
6.1.2
6.1.4
6.1.5
Before you begin.......................................................................... 6-1
Installing the device drivers.......................................................... 6-3
Enabling the AMD® CrossFireX™ technology.............................. 6-3
Appendices
Notices..................................................................................................................... A-1
ASUS contact information....................................................................................... A-4
Safety information
Electrical safety
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To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet
before relocating the system.
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables
for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible,
disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.
Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all
power cables are unplugged.
Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices
could interrupt the grounding circuit.
Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not
sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power
company.
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
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Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals
that came with the package.
Before using the product, ensure all cables are correctly connected and the power
cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors,
slots, sockets and circuitry.
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area
where it may become wet.
Place the product on a stable surface.
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
About this guide
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:
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it
supports. It includes description of the switches, jumpers, and connectors on the
motherboard.
Chapter 2: Basic installation
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when
installing system components.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
Chapter 4: Software support
This chapter describes the contents of the support DVD that comes with the
motherboard package and the software.
Chapter 5: RAID support
This chapter describes the RAID configurations.
Chapter 6: Multiple GPU technology support
This chapter describes how to install and configure multiple AMD® CrossFireX™
graphics cards.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software
updates.
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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 ensure 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>
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If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+).
M5A97 EVO R2.0 specifications summary
CPU
AMD® Socket AM3+ for AMD® FX Series CPU up to 8-core
Compatible with AMD® Socket AM3 for AMD® Phenom™II/Athlon™
II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
AMD 140W CPU Support
AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet™ Technology
Supports AM3+ 32nm CPU
Chipset
AMD® 970/SB950
System Bus
Up to 4800 MT/s; HyperTransport™ 3.0
Memory
4 x DIMM, Max. 32GB, DDR3 2133(O.C)/1866/1600/1333/1066
MHz, ECC, Non-ECC, un-buffered Memory
Dual channel memory architecture
*Due to CPU spec., AMD 100 Series CPUs support up to DDR3 1066MHz.
With ASUS design, this motherboard can support up to DDR3 1333MHz.
**Due to OS limitation, when installing total memory of 4GB capacity
or more, Windows® 32-bit operation system may only recognize
less than 3GB. Hence, a total installed memory of less than 3GB is
recommended.
***Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for the Memory QVL(Qualified
Vendors Lists) of AM3+/AM3 CPU.
Expansion slots
2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots (Blue@x16 speed; Black@x4 speed)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
2 x PCI slots
Multi-GPU support
Supports AMD® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Storage
AMD® SB950 Chipset:
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports with RAID 0,1,5 and 10 support (gray)
1 x ASMedia® PCIe SATA controller:
- 2 x eSATA 6Gb/s ports (red)
LAN
Realtek® 8111F Gigabit LAN controller
Audio
Realtek® ALC 892 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-Streaming, and Front Panel
Jack-Retasking
- Supports 192khz/ 24bit True BD Lossless Sound
- Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
- DTS UltraPC II
- DTS Connect
- Optical S/PDIF Out port at back I/O
- ASUS Noise Filter
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M5A97 EVO R2.0 specifications summary
USB
2 x ASMedia USB 3.0 controllers
- 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports at mid-board for front panel support
- 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports at back panel (blue)
AMD® SB950 chipset
- 14 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 8 ports at back
panel)
IEEE 1394
VIA ® 6308P controller supports 2 x IEEE 1394a ports (1 at
midboard, 1 at back panel)
ASUS Unique Features
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI Power Control:
CPU Power
- Industry leading Digital 6+2 Phase Power Design
- ASUS CPU Power Utility
DRAM Power
- Industry leading Digital 2 Phase Power Design
- ASUS DRAM Power Utility
SMART DIGI Key
ASUS EPU
- EPU, EPU switch
ASUS TPU
- Auto Tuning, TurboV, TPU switch
ASUS Exclusive Features
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
- Remote GO!
- Front Panel USB 3.0 Support
- Network iControl
- USB 3.0 Boost
- MemOK!
- AI Suite II
- Ai Charger+
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
- ASUS Fanless Design: Heat-sink solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS Q-Design
- ASUS Q-Slot
- ASUS Q-DIMM
- ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- ASUS Q-Connector
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- DirectKey
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
- Precision Tweaker 2
- Multi-language BIOS
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M5A97 EVO R2.0 specifications summary
ASUS overclocking
features
Precision Tweaker 2:
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.00625V increment
- vDDNB: Adjustable CPU/NB voltage at 0.00625V increment
- vNB: Adjustable NB voltage at 0.00625V increment
- vNB HT bus: Adjustable HT voltage at 0.00625V increment
- vDRAM Bus: Adjustable DRAM voltage at 0.005V increment
- vSB: Adjustable SB voltage at 0.005V increment
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- Internal Base Clock tuning from 100MHz up to 600MHz at 1MHz
increment
- PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz up to 150MHz at
1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection:
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
1 x Optical S/PDIF Out port
1 x IEEE 1394a port
1 x LAN (RJ45) port
2 x eSATA 6Gb/s ports (red)
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (blue)
8 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (One can be used for USB BIOS Flashback)
6 x 8-channel audio jacks
Internal I/O Ports
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3.0/2.0 ports
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6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x CPU Fan connector (4-pin)
3 x Chassis Fan connectors (4-pin)
1 x IEEE 1394a connector
1 x COM connector
1 x TPM header
1 x DRCT header
1 x Front panel audio connector
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connector
1 x System Panel (Q-Connector)
1 x MemOK! button
1 x USB BIOS Flashback button
1 x DirectKey button
1 x EPU switch
1 x TPU switch
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M5A97 EVO R2.0 specifications summary
BIOS features
64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS
2.7, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, F12
PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut Function and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial
Presence Detect) memory information
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Accessories
3 x Serial ATA 6Gb/s cables
2 in 1 Q-connector
I/O Shield
Support DVD contents
User’s manual
Drivers
ASUS Utilities
ASUS Update
Form factor
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ATX form factor: 12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
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User Ma
ASUS M5A97 EVO R2.0
motherboard
User guide
Support DVD
3 x Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s cables
1 x 2-in-1 ASUS Q-Connector kit
1 x ASUS I/O Shield
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If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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The illustrated items above are for reference only. Actual product specifications may
vary with different models.
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Installation tools and components
1 bag of screws
Philips (cross) screwdriver
PC chassis
Power supply unit
AMD AM3+ CPU
AMD AM3+ compatible CPU Fan
DDR3 DIMM
SATA hard disk drive
SATA optical disc drive (optional)
Graphics card (optional)
The tools and components in the table above are not included in the motherboard package.
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Product introduction
1.1
Special features
1.1.1
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Product highlights
AMD FX™-Series/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors
(socket AM3+/AM3)
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This motherboard supports AMD® Socket AM3+ multi-core processors with up to 8-core
native CPU cores, and AMD® CPUs in the new 32nm manufacturing process. It provides
better overclocking capabilities with less power consumption. It features AMD Turbo CORE
Technology 2.0 to accelerate data transfer rate up to 4800MT/s rate via HyperTransport™ 3.0
based system bus.
AMD® 970 Chipset
The AMD® Chipset is designed to support up to 4800 MT/s HyperTransport™ 3.0 (HT 3.0)
interface speed and PCI Express™ 2.0x16 graphics. It is optimized with AMD®’s latest AM3+
and multi-core CPUs to provide excellent system performance and overclocking capabilities.
AMD® SB950 Chipset
The AMD® SB950 Southbridge natively supports the next generation SATA 6.0 Gb/s data
transfer rate and PCI Express 2.0 interface.
PCI Express® 2.0
This motherboard supports the latest PCIe 2.0 devices for double speed and bandwidth that
enhances system performance.
AMD® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Support
AMD®’s CrossFireX™ boosts image quality along with rendering speed, eliminating the need
to scale down screen resolution to get high quality images. CrossFireX™ allows higher antialiasing, anisotropic filtering, shading and texture settings. Adjust your display configurations,
experiment with the 3D settings, and check the effects with a real-time 3D-rendered previews
within AMD Catalyst™ Control Center.
Dual-Channel DDR3 2133 (O.C.)/ 1866/ 1600/ 1333 /1066 MHz Support
Chapter 1
The motherboard supports the dual-channel DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates
of DDR3 2133 (O.C.)/ 1866/ 1600/ 1333/ 1066 MHz to boost the system’s performance,
and to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet
applications.
Complete USB 3.0 Solution
This motherboard offers you the strategic USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear
panels, allowing you to experience the convenience of the latest plug and play connectivity
solution at speed up to ten times faster than USB 3.0.
ASUS M5A97 EVO R2.0
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Native SATA 6.0 Gb/s support
With AMD® SB950 Southbridge supporting the Serial ATA (SATA) storage interface, this
motherboard can deliver up to 6.0 Gb/s data transfer rates. It also provides enhanced
scalability, faster data retrieval, and double the bandwidth of current bus systems.
IEEE 1394a
The IEEE 1394a interface provides high-speed digital interface for audio/video devices such
as digital television, digital video camcorders, storage peripherals, and other portable PC
devices.
1.1.2
Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with New DIGI+ Power
Control
A first on the AMD platform, the evolutionary, innovative, and industry-leading ASUS thirdgeneration Dual Intelligent Processors with its New DIGI+ Power Control provides total
CPU, memory, and SMART DIGI+ Key profile tuning and digital power solutions. Bundled
with the ASUS AI Suite II utility, the New DIGI+ Power Control has been upgraded and
optimized for a one-click extreme performance. It includes two digital voltage controllers that
allows ultra-precise DRAM tuning and CPU voltage control for better efficiency, stability, and
performance.
New DIGI+ Power Control
With its two digital voltage controllers, the New DIGI+ Power Control offers an enhanced
overall power delivery solution on AMD AM3+ motherboards, and allows ultra-precise DRAM
tuning anad ultra-precise CPU control. This evolutionary, innovative, and industry-leading
ASUS technology provides the best control mechanism for better efficiency, stability, and
performance.
TPU with the All-New SMART DIGI+ Key
Propelling you into the forefront of power management design, ASUS gives you the complete
CPU, memory, and new SMART DIGI+ technology with its profile tuning and digital power
solutions. Enable the new SMART DIGI+ Key profile with just one click and manually adjusts
the CPU ratios in the TPU interface for a blazing 100% increase in CPU frequency and
performance.
Increased CPU and DRAM overclocking range
Adjusts the CPU and DRAM voltages and VRM switching frequencies for various
overclocking scenarios with the onboard programmable digital controllers. Explore for new
DRAM tuning possibilities to make the most of the DDR3 memory modules for better CPU/NB
loadline calibration performance and 30% more DRAM current capacity. With several power
options coupled with an extensive and intuitive UEFI BIOS, overclocking very large memory
setups has become extremely easy.
Chapter 1
1-2
Chapter 1: Product introduction
TPU
TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring
mechanisms through the Auto Tuning and TurboV functions.
Auto Tuning provides a user-friendly solution to automatically optimize the system for fast, yet
stable clock speeds, while TurboV enables unlimited freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and
ratios for optimized performance in diverse situations.
EPU
EPU (Energy Processing Unit), the world’s first real-time system power-saving chip,
automatically detects the current system load and intelligently moderates power usage.
It offers a total system-wide energy optimization, reduces fan noise, and extends the
component’s lifespan.
1.1.3
ASUS Exclusive Features
Remote GO!
Remote GO! links PCs, tablets, smartphones, and TVs wirelessly together through an
existing LAN cable and route setup. It provides a seamless environment for a futuristic
connected lifestyle with three useful functions:
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DLNA Media Hub: Enjoy HD video, music and photos stored in your PC, streaming to
your DLNA devices via Wi-Fi. You can even use your tablet to control your PC to play
multimedia contents.
Remote Desktop: Operate and control your PC in real time from a smartphone or tablet
for complete comfort and convenience.
File Transfer: Send and share files between your PC and smart devices* with only a
right click on the mouse.
* iPad/iPhone can send files, but cannot receive file transfers from PC.
MemOK!
MemOK!, the remarkably memory rescue tool, allows you to simply press a button to
patch memory issues, ensure memory boot compatibility, determine fail-safe settings, and
dramatically improve the system’s bootup.
AI Suite II
With its user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite II integrates several ASUS utilities and allows
you to launch and operates these utilities simultaneously. It allows you to configure the
overclocking settings, adjust the frequencies and related voltages, remotely control the
system via a mobile device, and other easy-to-use helpful utilities.
USB 3.0 Boost
Chapter 1
ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology, which supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol),
automatically accelerates the data transfer speed of a USB 3.0 device up to 170% faster than
the standard USB 3.0 transfer speed.
Network iControl
Network iControl is an intuitive one-step network control center that makes it easier for you to
manage your bandwidth and allows you to set, monitor, and schedule the bandwidth priorities
for your network programs. It allows you to automatically connect to a PPPoE network for a
more convenient online experience.
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1.1.4
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
ASUS Fanless Design—Heat-sink solution
The stylish heatsink features 0-dB thermal solution for a noiseless PC environment. The
heatsink design also lowers the chipset’s temperature and power phase area through efficient
heat-exchange. Combining usability with aesthetics, the ASUS heatsink gives you a smartlydesigned fanless cooling solution.
ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows you to adjust both the CPU and chassis fan speeds
based on different ambient temperatures, resulting to a quiet and cool computing
environment.
1.1.5
ASUS EZ DIY
ASUS UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode)
ASUS UEFI BIOS, a UEFI compliant architecture, offers the first mouse-controlled intuitive
graphical BIOS interface that goes beyond the traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls,
providing you with more flexibility, convenience, and easy to navigate EFI BIOS than the
traditional BIOS versions. It offers you with dual selectable modes and native support for hard
drives larger than 2.2 TB.
ASUS UEFI BIOS includes the following new features:
•
F12 BIOS snapshot hotkey
•
F3 Shortcut for most accessed information
•
ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) information detecting faulty DIMMs, and
helping with difficult POST situations.
ASUS Direct Key
This feature allows your system to go to the BIOS Setup program with the press of a button.
With DirectKey, you can enter the BIOS anytime without having to press <Del> key during
POST. It also allows you to turn on and turn off your system and conveniently enter the BIOS
during bootup.
USB BIOS Flashback
USB BIOS Flashback offers a hassle-free updating solution for your ultimate convenience.
Install a USB storage device containing the BIOS file, press the BIOS Flashback button for
about three seconds, and the UEFI BIOS is automatically updated even without entering
the existing BIOS or operating system. It also allows you to regularly check for UEFI BIOS
updates, and download the latest BIOS automatically.
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ASUS Q-Design
ASUS Q-Design enhances your DIY experience. All of Q-LED, Q-Slot, and Q-DIMM design
speed up and simplify the DIY process!
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 EZ-Flash 2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly utility that allows you to update the BIOS without using a
bootable floppy disk or an OS-based utility.
1.1.6
Other special features
External SATA
The external SATA port located at the back I/O provides smart setup and hot-plug functions.
Easily back up photos, videos and other entertainment contents on external devices.
DTS Connect
To get the most out of your audio entertainment across all formats and quality levels, DTS
Connect combines two enabling technologies, DTS Neo:PC™ upmixes stereo sources (CDs,
MP3s, WMAs, internet radio) into as many as 7.1 channels of incredible surround sound.
Consumers can connect their PC to a home theater system. DTS Interactive is capable of
performing mult-channel encoding of DTS bitstreams on personal computers, and sending
encoded bitstreams out of a digital audio connection (such as S/PDIF or HDMI) designed to
deliver audio to an external decoder.
DTS UltraPC II
DTS UltraPC II delivers an exceptional 7.1 surround experience through the most popular PC
audio setups—your existing stereo speakers or headphones. In addition to virtual surround,
it upgrades the original sound to new levels with Audio Restoration, recreating dynamic
range of audio files. Symmetry mode improves the balance of perceived loudness across
different input sources, and enhances boost audio quality through high hand low frequency
equalization. With these technologies, users experience better home theater audio with ease.
ErP Ready
ASUS M5A97 EVO R2.0
Chapter 1
The motherboard is European Union’s Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires
products to meet certain energy efficiency requirement in regards to energy consumptions.
This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products
through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus
mitigate environmental impacts.
1-5
1.2
Motherboard overview
1.2.1
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.
•
Before handling components, use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded
object or a metal object, such as the power supply case, 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, or components.
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1.2.2
Motherboard layout
ASUS M5A97 EVO R2.0
Chapter 1
Refer to 1.2.9 Internal connectors and 2.3.1 Rear I/O connection for more information
about rear panel connectors and internal connectors.
1-7
Layout contents
Connectors/Jumpers/Slots
1. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 8-pin EATX12V)
2. AM3+/AM3 CPU Socket
3. CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN; CHA_FAN1/2/3)
4. DDR3 DIMM slots
5. EPU LED (O2LED3)
6. EPU Switch
7. MemOK! button
8. POST State LEDs
9. DirectKey button
10. USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_34)
11. AMD® Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_1-6 [gray])
12. TPU Switch
13 TPU LED (O2LED2)
14. Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
15. Direct connector (2-pin DRCT)
16 System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
17. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
18. USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB910, USB1112, USB1314)
19. Standby Power LED
20. TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
21. BIOS Flashback LED (FLBK_LED)
22. USB BIOS Flashback button
23. IEEE 1394a port connector (10-1 pin IE1394_2)
24. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
25. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
26. POST State LEDs
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1.2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount AM3+ socket designed for the AMD® FX™Series/Phenom™ II/Athlon™ II/Sempron™ 100 Series Processors.
Ensure that all power cables are unplugged before installing the CPU.
Chapter 1
The AM3+ socket has a different pinout from the 940-pin socket designed for the AMD
Opteron processor. Ensure that you use a CPU designed for the AM3+ socket. 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!
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1.2.4
System memory
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory Modules
(DIMM) slots.
A DDR3 module is notched differently from a DDR or DDR2 module. DO NOT install a DDR
or DDR2 memory module to the DDR3 slot.
Recommended memory configurations
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Memory configurations
You may install 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB unbuffered ECC and non‑ECC DDR3 DIMMs
into the DIMM sockets.
•
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 optimal compatibility, we
recommend that you install memory modules of the same version or date code (D/C)
from the same vendor. Check with the retailer to get the correct memory modules.
•
Memory module with memory frequency higher than 2133MHz and its corresponding
timing or the loaded DRAM OC profile is not the JEDEC memory standard. The
stability and compatibility of the memory modules depend on the CPU’s capabilities
and other installed devices.
•
Due to the CPU spec., AMD AM3 100 series CPUs support up to DDR3 1066MHz.
With ASUS design, this motherboard can support up to DDR3 1333MHz.
•
When overclocking, some AMD CPU models may not support DDR3 1600 or higher
frequency DIMMs.
•
Due to the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows OS, when you install 4GB
or more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory for the OS can be
about 3GB or less. For effective use of memory, we recommend that you do any of the
following:
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motherboard.
c)
•
For more details, refer to the Microsoft® support site at http://support.microsoft.
com/kb/929605/en-us.
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The default memory operation frequency is dependent on its Serial Presence Detect
(SPD), which is the standard way of accessing information from a memory module.
Under the default state, some memory modules for overclocking may operate at a
lower frequency than the vendor-marked value. To operate at the vendor-marked
or at a higher frequency, refer to section 3.4 Ai Tweaker menu for manual memory
frequency adjustment.
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For system stability, use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a full
memory load (4 DIMMs) or overclocking condition.
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M5A97 EVO R2.0 Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR3 2400 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM
socket
support
(Optional)
2
4
A-DATA
AX3U2400GC4G 10(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
10-11-11-30
1.65
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-19200CL10Q-32GBZHD(XMP)
32GB
(4x8GB)
DS
-
-
10-12-12-31
1.65
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-19200CL11Q-16GBZHD(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
11-11-11-31
1.65
•
G.SKILL
F3-19200CL9D-4GBPIS(XMP)
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
9-11-9-28
1.65
•
G.SKILL
F3-19200CL9Q-16GBZMD(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-11-11-31
1.65
•
GEIL
GOC316GB2400C11QC(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
11-11-11-30
1.65
•
Kingston
KHX2400C11D3K4/ 8GX(XMP)
8GB
(4x2GB)
SS
-
-
11-13-11-30
1.65
•
Patriot
PXD38G2400C11K(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
11-11-11-30
1.65
•
Patriot
PXD38G2400C11K(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
11-11-11-30
1.65
Transcend
TX2400KLU-4GK (374243)(XMP)
2GB
DS
-
-
-
1.65
•
•
•
•
DDR3 2133 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM
socket
support
(Optional)
Apacer
78.BAGE4.AFD0C(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-924
-
•
CORSAIR
CMT4GX3M2A2133C9(XMP)
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
9-109-24
1.65
•
CORSAIR
CMT4GX3M2B2133C9(Ver7.1)(XMP)
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-924
1.5
•
G.SKILL
F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-1110-28
1.65
•
G.SKILL
F3-17066CL9D-8GBPID(XMP))
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-924
1.65
•
G.SKILL
F3-17066CL9Q-16GBTDD(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-924
1.65
•
KINGSTON
KHX2133C11D3K4/16GX(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
11-1211-30
1.65
•
KINGSTON
KHX2133C11D3T1K2/16GX(XMP)
16GB
(2x8GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-924
1.6
•
Patriot
PVV34G2133C9K(XMP)
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
9-119-27
1.66
•
Patriot
PXD38G2133C11K(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-924
1.65
•
Team
TXD34096M2133HC9N-L(XMP)
4GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B2G
0846D
9-9-924
1.65
•
2
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•
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DDR3 2000 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
A-DATA
AX3U2000GB2G9B
(XMP)
2GB
DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.55~1.75
•
A-DATA
AX3U2000GC4G9B
(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.55~1.75
•
AEXEA
AXA3ES2G2000LG
28V(XMP)
2GB
DS
-
-
-
1.65
•
AEXEA
AXA3ES4GK2000L
G28V(XMP)
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
-
1.65
•
Apacer
78.AAGD5.9KD(XMP)
6GB
(3x2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
-
•
Asint
SLA302G08-ML2HB
(XMP)
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ2G
83BFRH9C
9-9-9-27
-
•
CORSAIR
CMT6GX3M3A2000
C8(XMP)
6GB
(3x2GB)
DS
-
-
8-9-8-24
1.65
•
CORSAIR
CMZ4GX3M2A2000C
10(Ver 5.12)(XMP)
4GB
(2x2GB)
SS
-
-
10-10-10-27
1.5
•
G.SKILL
F3-16000CL9D4GBTD(XMP)
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65
•
GEIL
GU34GB2000C9DC
(XMP)
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-28
1.65
•
Gingle
FA3URSS673A801A
2GB
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
-
•
•
Patriot
PV736G2000ELK(XMP)
6GB
(3x2GB)
DS
-
-
7-7-7-20
1.65
•
•
Patriot
PVT36G2000LLK(XMP)
6GB
(3x2GB)
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.65
•
•
Patriot
X7312G2000ELK(XMP)
12GB
(3x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.65
•
Silicon
Power
SP002GBLYU
200S02(XMP)
2GB
DS
-
-
-
-
•
Team
TXD32048
M2000C9(XMP)
2GB
DS
Team
T3D1288RT-20
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
Team
TXD32048M2000C9L(XMP)
2GB
DS
Team
T3D1288LT-20
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
Team
TXD32048M2000C9L(XMP)
2GB
DS
Team
T3D1288RT-20
9-9-9-24
1.6
•
Transcend
TX2000KLN-8GK
(388375)(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
-
1.6
•
4
•
•
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DDR3 1866 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM
socket
support
(Optional)
2
4
A-DATA
AX3U1866GC4G9B(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.55~1.75
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ16GX3M4X1866C9R
(Ver8.16)(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ32GX3M4X1866C10
(Ver3.23)(XMP)
32GB
(4x8GB)
DS
-
-
10-1110-27
1.5
•
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL10Q2-64GBZLD(XMP)
64GB
(8x8GB)
DS
-
-
10-1110-30
1.5
•
•
Kingston
KHX1866C9D3K2/8GX(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
-
1.65
•
•
Patriot
PXD38G1866ELK(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.65
•
•
Patriot
PXD38G1866ELK(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.65
•
Team
TXD34096M1866HC9K-L(XMP)
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TC2G
83BFRH
9A
9-11-9-27
1.65
•
DDR3 1600 MHz capability
Chapter 1
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM
socket
support
(Optional)
2
4
A-DATA
AM2U16BC2P1
2GB
SS
A-DATA
3CCD-1509A
-
-
•
•
A-DATA
AX3U1600G
C4G9(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
-
1.55~
1.75
•
•
A-DATA
AX3U1600P
C4G8(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.55~
1.75
•
•
AMD
AP38G160
8U2K(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-28
1.65
•
•
Apacer
78.B1GE3.9L10C
4GB
DS
Apacer
AM5D5908
DEQSCK
-
1.65
•
•
Apacer
AHU04GFA60
C9Q1D(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
1.65
•
•
Asint
SLA302G08EGG1C(XMP)
4GB
DS
Asint
302G08GG1C
9-9-9-27
-
•
•
Asint
SLA302G08EGJ1C(XMP)
4GB
DS
Asint
302G08-GJ1C
9-9-9-27
-
•
Asint
SLA302G08- EGN1C
4GB
DS
ASint
302G08GN1C
-
-
•
Asint
SLB304G08- EGN1B
8GB
DS
ASint
304G08-GN1B
-
-
•
•
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DDR3 1600 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM
socket
support
(Optional)
2
4
Asint
SLZ302G08- EGN1C
2GB
SS
ASint
302G08GN1C
-
-
•
•
Asint
SLZ3128M8EGJ1D(XMP)
2GB
DS
Asint
3128M8-GJ1D
-
-
•
•
ATP
AQ12M64B8 BKK0S
4GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B2G08460
-
NO
•
•
CORSAIR
CMG4GX3M2A
1600C6
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
6-6-6-18
1.65
•
•
CORSAIR
CML16GX3M4X
1600C8(Ver
2.12)(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
Heat-Sink
Package
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMP6GX3M3A
1600C8 (XMP)
6GB
(3x2GB)
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.65
•
•
CORSAIR
CMP6GX3M3A1600
C8(XMP)
6GB
(3x2GB)
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.65
•
•
CORSAIR
CMX6GX3M3C
1600C7(XMP)
6GB
(3x2GB)
DS
-
-
7-8-7-20
1.65
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ16GX3M4A
1600C9(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ32GX3M4X1600
C10(Ver2.2)(XMP)
32GB
(4x8GB)
DS
-
-
10-1010-27
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ8GX3M2A
1600C8 (XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ8GX3M2A1600
C9(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ8GX3M4X1600
C9(Ver2.12)(XMP)
8GB
(4x2GB)
SS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
HX3X12G1600C9
(XMP)
12GB
(6x2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.6
•
•
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DDR3 1600 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
2
4
Crucial
BL12864BN16 08.8FF(XMP)
2GB( 2x
1GB )
SS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.65
•
•
Crucial
BLT4G3D1608D
T1TX0.16FM(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.5
•
•
EK Memory
EKM324L28BP8- I16(XMP)
4GB( 2x
2GB )
DS
-
-
9
-
•
•
Elixir
M2X2G64CB88G 7NDG(XMP)
2GB
SS
Elixir
N2CB2G80
GN-DG
9-9-9-28
-
•
•
Elixir
M2X4G64CB8HG 5NDG(XMP)
4GB
DS
Elixir
N2CB2G80
GN-DG
9-9-9-28
-
•
Elixir
M2X8G64CB8HB5N
-DG(XMP)
8GB
DS
Elixir
N2CB4G80
BN-DG
9-9-9-28
1.5
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL7D8GBRH(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
7-8-7-24
1.6
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL7Q16GBXH(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
7-8-7-24
1.6
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9D8GBRL(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9Q16GBXL(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
G.Skill
F3-12800CL9Q16GBZL(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
GEIL
GET316GB1600
C9QC(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-28
1.6
•
•
GoodRam
GR1600D364 L9/2G
2GB
DS
GoodRam
GF1008
KC-JN
-
-
•
•
KINGMAX
FLGE85F-C8K L9A(XMP)
2GB
SS
KINGMAX
N/A
9-9-9-28
-
•
•
KINGMAX
FLGF65F-C8K L9A(XMP)
4GB
DS
KINGMAX
N/A
9-9-9-28
-
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3
K2/4GX(XMP)
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
-
1.65
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3
K3/12GX(XMP)
12GB
(3x4GB)
DS
-
-
9
1.65
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3
K3/12GX(XMP)
12GB
(3x4GB)
DS
-
-
-
1.65
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3
K3/6GX(XMP)
6GB
(3x2GB)
DS
-
-
9
1.65
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3
K3/6GX(XMP)
6GB
(3x2GB)
DS
-
-
9
1.65
•
•
•
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Chapter 1
1-16
Chapter 1: Product introduction
DDR3 1600 MHz capability
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM
socket
support
(Optional)
2
4
Kingston
KHX1600C9D3
K4/16GX(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3
K6/24GX(XMP)
24GB
(6x4GB)
DS
-
-
9
1.65
•
•
Kingston
KHX1600C9D3
K8/32GX(XMP)
32GB
(8x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
1.65
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3L
K2/4GX(XMP)
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
-
1.35
•
•
Kingston
KHX1600C9D3L
K2/8GX(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.35
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3P1
K2/8G
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9
1.5
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3T1B
K3/12GX(XMP)
12GB
(3x4GB)
DS
-
-
9
1.65
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3T1
K3/6GX(XMP)
6GB
(3x2GB)
DS
-
-
9
1.65
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3X2
K2/4GX(XMP)
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
9
1.65
•
•
KINGTIGER
KTG2G1600P G3(XMP)
2GB
DS
-
-
-
-
•
•
MICRON
MT16KTF51264 AZ1G6M1
4GB
DS
MICRON
D9PFJ
-
-
•
•
MICRON
MT8KTF25664 AZ1G6M1
2GB
SS
MICRON
D9PFJ
-
-
•
•
Mushkin
996805(XMP)
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
6-8-6-24
1.65
•
•
Mushkin
998805(XMP)
6GB
(3x2GB)
DS
-
-
6-8-6-24
1.65
•
•
Patriot
AE32G1609U1-U
2GB
SS
AMD
23EY4587MB6H
-
1.5
•
Patriot
AE34G1609U2-U
4GB
DS
AMD
23EY4587MB6H
-
1.5
•
•
Patriot
PGD316G1600
ELK(XMP)
16GB
(2x8GB)
DS
-
-
-
1.65
•
•
Patriot
PGD38G1600
ELK(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65
•
•
Patriot
PGS34G1600 LLKA
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
7-7-7-20
1.7
•
•
Patriot
PVV38G1600LLK(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
8-9-8-24
1.65
•
•
Patriot
PX7312G1600
LLK(XMP)
12GB
(3x4GB)
DS
-
-
8-9-8-24
1.65
•
•
SanMax
SMD-4G68 HP-16KZ
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83BFRPBC
-
1.5
•
•
SanMax
SMD-4G68 NG-16KK
4GB
DS
ELPIDA
J2108BDBG-GN-F
-
-
•
•
Silicon
Power
SP002GBLTU160
V02(XMP)
2GB
SS
S-POWER
20YT5NG
9-1111-28
1.5
•
•
Silicon
Power
SP004GBLTU160
V02(XMP)
4GB
DS
S-POWER
20YT5NG
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
Chapter 1
Vendors
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ASUS M5A97 EVO R2.0
1-17
DDR3 1600 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM
socket
support
(Optional)
Team
TED34096M1600HC11
4GB
DS
Team
T3D2568ET-16
-
-
•
Team
TXD31024M1600
C8-D(XMP)
1GB
SS
Team
T3D1288RT-16
8-8-8-24
1.65
•
Team
TXD32048M1600
C7-L(XMP)
2GB
DS
Team
T3D1288LT-16
7-7-7-24
1.65
•
Team
TXD32048M1600
HC8-D(XMP)
2GB
DS
Team
T3D1288RT-16
8-8-8-24
1.65
•
•
Team
TXD34096M1600
HC9-D(XMP)
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TC2G83BFRH9A
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
Transcend
JM1600 KLN-8GK
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
Transcend
TK483PCW3
-
-
•
Transcend
TS256ML K64V6N
2GB
SS
Transcend
K4B2G0846C
-
-
•
Transcend
TS512ML K64V6N
4GB
DS
MICRON
D9PFJ
-
-
•
Transcend
TS512ML K64V6N
4GB
DS
Transcend
K4B2G0846C
-
-
•
2
4
•
•
•
DDR3 1333 MHz capability
Chapter 1
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM
socket
support
(Optional)
2
4
ACTICA
ACT1GHU64B8F1333S
1GB
SS
SAMSUNG
K4B1G0846F
-
-
•
•
ACTICA
ACT1GHU72C8G1333S
1GB
SS
SAMSUNG
K4B1G0846F(ECC)
-
-
•
•
ACTICA
ACT2GHU64B8G1333M
2GB
DS
Micron
D9KPT
-
-
•
•
ACTICA
ACT2GHU64B8G1333S
2GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B1G0846F
-
-
•
•
ACTICA
ACT2GHU72D8G1333M
2GB
DS
Micron
D9KPT(ECC)
-
-
•
•
ACTICA
ACT2GHU72D8G1333S
2GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B1G0846F(ECC)
-
-
•
•
ACTICA
ACT4GHU64B8H1333H
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83AFR
-
-
•
•
ACTICA
ACT4GHU72D8H1333H
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83AFR(ECC)
-
-
•
•
A-DATA
AD63I1B0823EV
2GB
SS
A-DATA
3CCA-1509A
-
-
•
A-DATA
AD63I1C1624EV
4GB
DS
A-DATA
3CCA-1509A
-
-
•
•
A-DATA
AM2U139C2P1
2GB
SS
A-DATA
3CCD-1509A
-
-
•
•
A-DATA
AM2U139C4P2
4GB
DS
A-DATA
3CCD-1509A
-
-
•
•
A-DATA
AXDU1333GC2G9(XMP)
2GB
SS
-
-
9-9-924
1.25~1.35
•
•
A-DATA
SU3U1333W8G9(XMP)
8GB
DS
ELPIDA
J4208BASE-DJ-F
-
-
•
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
DDR3 1333 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM
socket
support
(Optional)
2
4
AMD
AE32G1339U1-U
2GB
SS
AMD
23EY4587MB3H
-
1.5
•
•
AMD
AE34G1339U2-U
4GB
DS
AMD
23EY4587MB3H
-
1.5
•
Apacer
78.A1GC6.9L1
2GB
DS
Apacer
AM5D5808FEQSBG
9
-
•
•
Apacer
78.B1GDE.9L10C
4GB
DS
Apacer
AM5D5908CEHSBG
9
-
•
•
Asint
SLA302G08EDJ1C
2GB
SS
ASint
302G08-DJ1C
-
-
•
Asint
SLZ302G08EDJ1C
4GB
DS
ASint
302G08-DJ1C
-
-
•
ATP
AQ12M72E8BKH9S
4GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B2G0846C(ECC)
-
-
BUFFALO
D3U1333-1G
1GB
SS
Elpida
J1108BFBG-DJ-F
-
-
•
BUFFALO
D3U1333-2G
2GB
DS
Elpida
J1108BFBG-DJ-F
-
•
BUFFALO
D3U1333-4G
4GB
DS
NANYA
NT5CB256M8BN-CG
-
•
CORSAIR
CMX8GX3M2
A1333C9(XMP)
8GB (2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
CORSAIR
TW3X4G1333 C9A
4GB (2x2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
EK
Memory
EKM324L28B
P8-I13
4GB (2x2GB)
DS
-
-
9
-
•
Elixir
M2F2G64CB88
D7N-CG
2GB
SS
Elixir
M2CB2G80DN-CG
-
-
•
Elixir
M2F2G64CB88
G7N-CG
2GB
SS
Elxir
N2CB2G80GN-CG
-
-
•
•
Elixir
M2F4G64CB8H
D5N-CG
4GB
DS
Elixir
M2CB2G80DN-CG
-
-
•
•
ELPIDA
EBJ41UF8BC
F0-DJ-F
4GB
DS
ELPIDA
J2108BCSE-DJ-F
-
-
•
G.SKILL
F3-10600C L9D4GBNT
4GB (2x2GB)
DS
G.SKILL
D3 128M8CE9 2GB
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
G.SKILL
F3-10666C L7D8GBRH(XMP)
8GB (2x4GB)
DS
-
-
7-7-7-21
1.5
G.SKILL
F3-10666C L8D4GBHK(XMP)
4GB (2x2GB)
DS
-
-
8-8-8-21
1.5
•
G.SKILL
F3-10666C L9D8GBRL
8GB (2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
G.SKILL
F3-10666C L9D8GBRL
8GB (2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-10666C L9D8GBXL
8GB (2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Chapter 1
•
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ASUS M5A97 EVO R2.0
1-19
DDR3 1333 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
2
4
GEIL
GB34GB1333C7DC
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
GEIL
GL1L128M88BA
15FW
7-7-724
1.5
•
•
GEIL
GET316GB1333C9QC
16GB
(4x4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-924
1.5
•
GEIL
GG34GB1333C9DC
4GB
(2x2GB )
DS
GEIL
GL1L128M88BA
115FW
9-9-924
1.3
•
•
GEIL
GG34GB1333C9DC
4GB
(2x2GB )
DS
GEIL
GL1L128M88BA
15B
9-9-924
1.3
•
•
GEIL
GVP34GB1333C9DC
4GB
(2x2GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-924
1.5
GEIL
GVP38GB1333C7QC
8GB
(4x2GB )
DS
-
-
7-7-724
1.5
•
•
GEIL
GVP38GB1333C9DC
8GB
(2x4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-924
1.5
•
•
Hynix
HMT125U6TFR8A-H9
2GB
DS
Hynix
H5TC1G83TFR
-
-
•
•
Hynix
HMT325U6BFR8C-H9
2GB
SS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83BFR
-
-
•
•
INNODISK
M3UN-2GHJBC09
2GB
SS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83CFR
H9C
9-9-924
-
•
•
INNODISK
M3UN-4GHJAC09
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83CFR
H9C
9-9-924
-
•
•
KINGMAX
FLFD45F-B8KL9
1GB
SS
KINGMAX
KFB8FNLXF-BNF
-15A
-
-
•
•
KINGMAX
FLFE85F-B8KL9
2GB
DS
KINGMAX
KFB8FNLXL-BNF
-15A
-
-
•
KINGMAX
FLFE85F-C8KL9
2GB
SS
KINGMAX
KFC8FNLBF-GXX
-12A
-
-
•
•
KINGMAX
FLFE85F-C8KL9
2GB
SS
KINGMAX
KFC8FNLXF-DXX
-15A
-
-
•
•
KINGMAX
FLFE85F-C8KM9
2GB
SS
Kingmax
KFC8FNMXF-BXX
-15A
-
-
•
KINGMAX
FLFF65F-C8KL9
4GB
DS
KINGMAX
KFC8FNLBF-GXX
-12A
-
-
•
KINGMAX
FLFF65F-C8KL9
4GB
DS
KINGMAX
KFC8FNLXF-DXX
-15A
-
-
•
KINGMAX
FLFF65F-C8KM9
4GB
DS
Kingmax
KFC8FNMXF-BXX
-15A
-
-
•
•
•
•
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Chapter 1
1-20
Chapter 1: Product introduction
DDR3 1333 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM
socket
support
(Optional)
2
4
KINGSTON
KVR1333D3E9S/4G
4GB
DS
Elpida
J2108ECSE-DJ-F
9
1.5
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR1333D3N9/2G
2GB
DS
Kingston
D1288JPNDPLD9U
9
1.5
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR1333D3N9/2G
2GB
DS
Elpida
J1108BDBG-DJ-F
-
1.5
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR1333D3N9H/8G
8GB
DS
ELPIDA
J4208EASE-DJ-F
9-9-924
1.5
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR1333D3N9K2/4G
4GB
(2x2GB )
DS
KINGSTON
D1288JEMFPGD9U
-
1.5
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR1333D3S8N9/2G
2GB
SS
Micron
IFD77 D9LGK
-
1.5
•
•
KINGTIGER
F10DA2T1680
2GB
DS
KINGTIGER
KTG1333PS120
8NST-C9
-
-
•
•
KINGTIGER
KTG2G1333PG3
2GB
DS
-
-
-
-
•
•
Mach
Xtreme
MXD3U133316GQ
16GB
(4x4GB )
DS
-
-
-
-
•
•
Mach
Xtreme
MXD3V13332GS
2GB
SS
Mach
Xtreme
C2S46D30-D313
-
-
•
•
MICRON
MT16JTF1G64AZ1G4D1
8GB
DS
MICRON
D9PCP
-
-
•
•
MICRON
MT8JTF25664AZ-1G4M1
2GB
SS
MICRON
D9PFJ
-
-
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3G1333LV8GK
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9
1.65
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3RPR1333C9LV8GK
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9
1.65
•
Patriot
PG38G1333EL(XMP)
8GB
DS
-
-
-
1.5
•
•
Patriot
PGD316G1333ELK(XMP)
16GB
(2x8GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-924
1.5
•
•
Patriot
PGS34G1333LLKA
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
7-7-720
1.7
Patriot
PSD32G13332
2GB
DS
Prtriot
PM128M8D3BU-15
9
-
•
RiDATA
C304627CB1AG22Fe
2GB
DS
RiDATA
C304627CB1AG22Fe
9
-
•
•
RiDATA
E304459CB1AG32Cf
4GB
DS
RiDATA
E304459CB1AG32Cf
9
-
•
•
SAMSUNG
M378B1G73AH0-CH9
8GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B4G0846A-HCH9
-
-
•
SAMSUNG
M378B5273CH0-CH9
4GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B2G0846C
K4B2G
0846C
-
•
SAMSUNG
M378B5273DH0-CH9
4GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B2G08460
-
-
•
•
SAMSUNG
M378B5673FH0-CH9
2GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B1G0846F
-
-
•
•
SAMSUNG
M378B5773DH0-CH9
2GB
SS
SAMSUNG
K4B2G08460
-
-
•
•
Chapter 1
•
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ASUS M5A97 EVO R2.0
1-21
DDR3 1333 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
2
4
Silicon Power
SP001GBLTE
133S01
1GB
SS
NANYA
NT5CB128
M8AN-CG
-
-
•
•
Silicon Power
SP001GBLTU
133S02
1GB
SS
SPOWER
10YT3E5
9
-
•
•
Silicon Power
SP002GBLTE
133S01
2GB
DS
NANYA
NT5CB128
M8AN-CG
-
-
•
•
Silicon Power
SP004GBLTU
133V02
4GB
DS
SPOWER
20YT3NG
9-9-924
-
•
Team
TED34096M
1333HC9
4GB
DS
Team
T3D2568LT-13
-
-
•
•
Team
TXD31024M
1333C7(XMP)
1GB
SS
Team
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Side(s): SS - Single-sided DS - Double-sided DIMM support:
(1) Supports one (1) module inserted into any slot as Single-channel memory
configuration. We suggest that you install the module into A2 slot.
(2) Supports two (2) modules inserted into either the blue slots or the black slots as one
pair of Dual-channel memory configuration. We suggest that you install the modules
into slots A2 and B2 for better compatibility.
(4) Supports four (4) modules inserted into both the blue and black slots as two pairs of
Dual-channel memory configuration.
When overclocking, some AMD CPU models may not support DDR3 1600 or higher
frequency DIMMS.
•
Visit the ASUS website for the latest QVL.
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1.2.5
Expansion slots
Unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do so may
cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
Slot No.
Slot Description
2
PCIe 2.0 x1_1 slot
1
PCIe 2.0 x16_1 slot (at x16 mode)
3
PCIe 2.0 x1_2 slot
4
PCIe 2.0 x16_2 slot (at x4 mode)
6
PCI slot 2
5
PCI slot 1
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VGA configuration
Single VGA/PCIe card
Dual VGA/PCIe card
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PCI Express operating mode
PCIe 2.0 x16_1
PCIe 2.0 x16_2
x16 (Recommend for single VGA)
x4
x16
x4
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•
In single VGA card mode, use the PCIe 2.0 x16_1 slot (navy blue) for a PCI Express
x16 graphics card to get better performance.
•
In CrossFireX™ mode, use the PCIe 2.0 x16_1 and PCIe 2.0 x16_2 slots for PCI
Express x16 graphics cards to get better performance.
•
We recommend that you provide sufficient power when running CrossFireX™ mode.
•
Connect a chassis fan to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN1/2/3 when
using multiple graphics cards for better thermal environment.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
A
Gigabit LAN
–
eSATA6G Controller 0
–
eSATA6G Controller 1
–
–
USB 3.0 (Front)
–
USB 3.0 (Rear)
–
Onchip SATA Controller
–
Onchip USB1
–
Onchip USB2
HD Audio
shared
PCIe_x16_1
shared
PCIe_x16_2
–
–
PCIe_x1_1
PCIe_x1_2
shared
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PCI Slot1
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1.2.6
Onboard buttons and switches
Onboard switches and buttons allow you to fine-tune performance when working on a bare or
open-case system. This is ideal for overclockers and gamers who continually change settings
to enhance system performance.
1.
DirectKey button (DirectKey)
This feature allows your system to go to the BIOS Setup program with the press of
a button. With DirectKey, you can enter the BIOS anytime without having to press
the <Del> key during POST. It also allows you to turn on or turn off your system and
conveniently enter the BIOS during boot-up.
Ensure to save your data before using the DirectKey button.
•
When the system is on and you press the DirectKey button, your system will shut
down. Press the DirectKey button again or the Power-on button to reboot and enter
the BIOS directly.
•
Turn off your system using the power-on button to allow your system to go through
POST (without entering the BIOS) when you reboot your system.
•
Refer to section 3.7 Boot Menu for details about setting the DirectKey default
function.
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2.
MemOK! button
Installing DIMMs that are not compatible with the motherboard may cause system
boot failure, and the DRAM_LED near the MemOK! switch lights continuously. Press
and hold the MemOK! button until the DRAM_LED starts blinking to begin automatic
memory compatibility tuning for successful boot.
•
The DRAM_LED also lights up when the DIMM is not properly installed. Turn off the
system and reinstall the DIMM before using the MemOK! function.
•
The MemOK! switch does not function under Windows™ OS environment.
•
During the tuning process, the system loads and tests failsafe memory settings. It
takes about 30 seconds for the system to test one set of failsafe settings. If the test
fails, the system reboots and test the next set of failsafe settings. The blinking speed
of the DRAM_LED increases, indicating different test processes.
•
Due to memory tuning requirement, the system automatically reboots when each
timing set is tested. If the installed DIMMs still fail to boot after the whole tuning
process, the DRAM_LED lights continuously. Replace the DIMMs with ones
recommended in the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists) in this user manual or on
the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
•
If you turn off the computer and replace DIMMs during the tuning process, the system
continues memory tuning after turning on the computer. To stop memory tuning, turn
off the computer and unplug the power cord for about 5–10 seconds.
•
If your system fails to boot up due to BIOS overclocking, press the MemOK! switch
to boot and load the BIOS default settings. A message will appear during POST
reminding you that the BIOS has been restored to its default settings.
•
We recommend that you download and update to the latest BIOS version from the
ASUS website at www.asus.com after using the MemOK! function.
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Refer to section 1.2.8 Onboard LEDs for the exact location of the DRAM_LED.
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3.
USB BIOS Flashback button
USB BIOS Flashback button allows you to easily update the BIOS without entering the
BIOS or operating system. Just connect the USB storage USB device containing the
BIOS file to the USB port, press the BIOS Flashback button, and the BIOS is updated
automatically.
For more details about the USB BIOS Flashback button, refer to section 2.2.1 USB BIOS
Flashback.
4.
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EPU switch
This switch allows you to enable or disable the EPU function.
•
The EPU LED (O2LED3) near the EPU switch lights when the switch setting is
enabled. Refer to section 1.2.8 Onboard LEDs for the exact location of the EPU LED.
•
If you change the switch setting to Enable under the OS environment, the EPU
function will be activated after the next system bootup.
•
You may change the EPU settings in the software application or BIOS setup program,
and enable the EPU function at the same time. However, the system will use the last
setting you have made.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
TPU switch
This switch allows you to enable or disable the TPU function.
•
The TPU LED (O2LED2) near the TPU switch lights when the switch setting is
enabled. Refer to section 1.2.8 Onboard LEDs for the exact location of the TPU LED.
•
If you change the switch setting to Enable under the OS environment, the TPU
function will be activated after the next system bootup.
•
You may use the TurboV and Auto Tuning feature in the TurboV EVO application,
adjust the BIOS setup program, or enable the TPU switch at the same time. However,
the system will use the last setting you have made.
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5.
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1.2.7
1.
Jumper
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. You can
clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing
the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in
CMOS, which include system setup information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM
1.
Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2.
Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on pins 2-3
for about 5–10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.
3.
Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
4.
Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to reenter data.
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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•
If the steps above DO NOT help, remove the onboard battery and move the jumper
again to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After the CMOS clearance, reinstall the
battery.
•
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 behavior, AC power off is required to enable C.P.R. function. You
must turn off and on the power supply or unplug and plug the power cord before
rebooting the system.
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1.2.8
1.
Standby Power LED
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED. The green LED lights up to
indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft‑off mode. This is a reminder
that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing or
plugging in any motherboard component. The illustration below shows the location of
the onboard LED.
POST State LEDs
The POST State LEDs provide the status of these key components during POST
(Power-On-Self Test): CPU, memory modules, VGA card, and hard disk drive.s If an
error is found, the critical component’s LED stays lit up until the problem is solved.
Chapter 1
2.
Onboard LEDs
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3.
4.
BIOS Flashback LED (FLBK_LED)
The FLBK LED lights when the USB Flashback button is pressed for three seconds.
TPU LED (O2LED2)
The TPU LED lights when the TPU switch is switched to Enable.
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EPU LED (O2LED3)
The EPU LED lights when the EPU switch is switched to Enable.
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5.
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1.2.9
1.
Internal connectors
AMD Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_1-6 [gray])
®
These connectors are for the Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk
drives and optical disc drives.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5,
or RAID 10 configuration through the onboard AMD® SB950 controller.
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•
These connectors are set to [AHCI Mode] by default. If you intend to create a Serial
ATA RAID set using these connectors, set the SATA Mode item in the BIOS to [RAID
Mode]. Refer to section 3.5.4 SATA Configuration for details.
•
Before creating a RAID set, refer to section 5.1 RAID configurations or the manual
bundled in the motherboard support DVD.
•
When creating a RAID set, set the SATA_5-6 connectors to [IDE Mode] to ensure that
the system recognizes your ODD device.
•
When using NCQ, set the SATA Mode in the BIOS to [AHCI Mode]. Refer to section
3.5.4 SATA Configuration for details.
•
You must install Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later versions before using Serial
ATA hard disk drives. The Serial ATA RAID feature is available only if you are using
Windows® XP SP3 or later versions.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_34)
This connector is for the additional USB 3.0 ports, and complies with the USB 3.0
specificaton that supports up to 5.0 Gbps connection speed. If the USB 3.0 front panel
cable is available from your system chassis, with this USB 3.0 connector, you can have
a front panel USB 3.0 solution.
•
You can connect the ASUS front panel USB 3.0 box to this connector to obtain the
front panel USB 3.0 solution.
•
The USB 3.0 module is purchased separately.
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2.
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3.
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB910; USB1112; USB1314)
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.
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
You can connect the front panel USB cable to the ASUS Q-Connector (USB, blue) first, and
then install the Q-Connector (USB) to the USB connector onboard if your chassis supports
front panel USB ports.
The USB 2.0 module is purchased separately.
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4.
IEEE 1394a port connector (10-1 pin IE1394_2)
This connector is for an IEEE 1394a port. Connect the IEEE 1394a module cable
to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system
chassis.
Never connect a USB cable to the IEEE 1394a connector. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
The IEEE 1394 bracket is purchased separately.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port. 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.
Chapter 1
5.
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
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6.
CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN; CHA_FAN1/2/3)
Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
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!
•
The CPU_FAN connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12 W) fan power.
•
Only the CPU_FAN, CHA_FAN1, CHA_FAN2 and CHA_FAN3 connectors support the
ASUS FAN Xpert feature.
•
If you install two VGA cards, we recommend that you plug the rear chassis fan cable
to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN1, CHA_FAN2 or CHA_FAN3 for
better thermal environment.
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7.
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.
•
We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability.
•
If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector,
set the Azalia Front Panel item in the BIOS setup to [HD]; if you want to connect an
AC'97 front panel audio module to this connector, set the item to [AC97]. By default,
this connector is set to [HD].
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.
Chapter 1
8.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
The COM module is purchased separately.
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9.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR; 8-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.
•
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 450 W.
•
DO NOT forget to connect the 8-pin EATX12 V power plug; otherwise, the system will
not boot.
•
We recommend that you use a PSU with higher power output when configuring a
system with more power-consuming devices. The system may become unstable or
may not boot up if the power is inadequate.
•
If you are uncertain about the minimum power supply requirement for your system,
refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at http://support.asus.
com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us for details.
•
If you want to use two high-end PCI Express x16 cards, use a PSU with 1000W power
or above to ensure the system stability.
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10. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
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•
•
•
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.
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
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.
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker
allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button turns
the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending on the BIOS
settings. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds while the system is ON
turns the system OFF.
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without
turning off the system power.
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System power LED (2-pin PLED)
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11.
TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
This connector supports a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which securely
store keys, digital certificates, passwords and data. A TPM system also helps enhance
network security, protect digital identities, and ensures platform integrity.
TPM module is purchased separately.
12. Direct connector (2-pin DRCT)
This connector is for the chassis-mounted button that supports the DirectKey function.
Connect the button cable that supports DirectKey, from the chassis to this connector on
the motherboard.
Chapter 1
Ensure that your chassis comes with the button cable that supports the DirectKey feature.
Refer to the technical documentation that came with the chassis for details.
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Basic Installation
2.1
Building your PC system
2.1.1
Motherboard installation
2
The diagrams in this section are for reference only. The motherboard layout may vary with
models, but the installation steps are the same for all models.
Install the ASUS I/O Shield to the chassis rear I/O panel.
Chapter 2
1.
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2.
Place the motherboard into the chassis, ensuring that its rear I/O ports are aligned to
the chassis’ rear I/O panel.
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Place nine screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the
chassis.
Chapter 2
3.
DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
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2.1.2
CPU installation
The AMD AM3+ socket is compatible with AMD AM3+ and AM3 processors. Ensure you
use a CPU designed for the AM3+ socket. 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!
1
2
3
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2.1.3
CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation
Apply the Thermal Interface Material to the
CPU heatsink and CPU before you install
the heatsink and fan if necessary.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
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2
3
4
5
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2.1.4
DIMM installation
1
2
3
To remove a DIMM
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2.1.5
ATX Power connection
1
2
OR
OR
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2.1.6
SATA device connection
1
OR
2
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2.1.7
Front I/O Connector
To install ASUS Q-Connector
2
1
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
PWR
Ground
Reset
Ground
IDE_LED
R
POWE
SW
RESET
SW
To install USB 2.0 connector
To install front panel audio connector
AAFP
USB 2.0
To install USB 3.0 connector
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USB 3.0
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Chapter 2: Basic installation
2.1.8
Expansion Card installation
To install PCIe x16 cards
To install PCI cards
Chapter 2
To install PCIe x1 cards
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2.2
BIOS update utility
2.2.1
USB BIOS Flashback
USB BIOS Flashback allows you to easily update the BIOS without entering the existing
BIOS or operating system. Simply insert a USB storage device to the USB port, press the
USB BIOS Flashback button for three seconds, and the BIOS is updated automatically.
To use USB BIOS Flashback:
1.
Place the bundled support DVD to the optical drive and install the USB BIOS
Flashback Wizard. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
You can also download the BIOS from the ASUS official website (www.asus.com). Rename
the file as M5A97E20.CAP, save it to a USB portable device, and place it in the root
directory.
2.
Insert the USB storage device to the USB BIOS Flashback port.
3.
Launch the USB BIOS Flashback Wizard to automatically download the latest BIOS
version.
4.
Press the USB BIOS Flashback button for three seconds until a flashing light appears,
which indicates that the BIOS Flashback function is enabled.
5.
Wait until the light goes out, indicating that the BIOS updating process is completed.
USB BIOS Flashback port
For more BIOS update utilities in BIOS setup, refer to the section 3.10 Updating BIOS.
•
Chapter 2
Do not unplug portable disk, power system, or press the CLR_CMOS button while
BIOS update is ongoing, otherwise update will be interrupted. In case of interruption,
please follow the steps again.
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If the light flashes for five seconds and turns into a solid light, this means that the
BIOS Flashback is not operating properly. This may be caused by improper installation
of the USB storage device and filename/file format error. If this scenario happens,
please restart the system to turn off the light.
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Updating BIOS may have risks. If the BIOS program is damaged during the process
and results to the system’s failure to boot up, please contact your local ASUS Service
Center.
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2.3
Motherboard rear and audio connections
2.3.1
Rear I/O connection
Rear panel connectors
1. PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
7. Optical S/PDIF Out port
2. IEEE 1394a port
8. USB 3.0 ports 1 and 2
3. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4
9. External SATA 6Gb/s port 1
4. USB 2.0 ports 5 and 6
10. External SATA 6Gb/s port 2
5. LAN (RJ-45) port
11. USB 2.0 ports 7 and 8
6. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
12. Audio I/O ports*
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*: Refer to the tables on the next page for LAN port LEDs, and audio port definitions.
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Press the Clear CMOS switch to clear BIOS setup information only when the system
hangs due to overclocking.
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DO NOT insert a different connector to the external SATA port.
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Due to USB 3.0 controller limitation, USB 3.0 devices can only be used under
Windows® OS environment and after the USB 3.0 driver installation.
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USB 3.0 devices can only be used as data storage only.
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We strongly recommend that you connect USB 3.0 devices to USB 3.0 ports for faster
and better performance for your USB 3.0 devices.
* LAN ports LED indications
Activity Link LED
Speed LED
OFF
OFF
Status
Description
ORANGE
Linked
BLINKING
No link
Data activity
ACT/LINK
LED
Status
Description
ORANGE
100 Mbps connection
GREEN
SPEED
LED
10 Mbps connection
1 Gbps connection
LAN port
** Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Light Blue
Lime
Pink
Orange
Black
Gray
Headset
2-channel
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
–
–
–
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
–
Rear Speaker Out
–
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
–
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
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2.3.2
Audio I/O connections
Audio I/O ports
Connect to Headphone and Mic
Chapter 2
Connect to Stereo Speakers
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Connect to 2.1 channel Speakers
Connect to 4.1 channel Speakers
Connect to 5.1 channel Speakers
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Connect to 7.1 channel Speakers
Chapter 2
When the DTS UltraPC II and DTS Connect functions are enabled, ensure to connect the
rear speaker to the gray port.
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Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
2.
Ensure that all switches are off.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system chassis.
4.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge protector.
5.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
a.
Monitor
b.
External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c.
System power
6.
After applying power, the system power LED on the system front panel case lights up.
For systems with ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up when you press the
ATX power button. If your monitor complies with the “green” standards or if it has a
“power standby” feature, the monitor LED may light up or change from orange to green
after the system LED turns on.
The system then runs the power-on self tests (POST). While the tests are running, the
BIOS beeps (refer to the BIOS beep codes table) 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.
7.
BIOS Beep
Description
One short beep
VGA detected
Quick boot set to disabled
No keyboard detected
One continuous beep followed by two
short beeps then a pause (repeated)
No memory detected
One continuous beep followed by three
short beeps
No VGA detected
One continuous beep followed by four
short beeps
Hardware component failure
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At power on, hold down the <Delete> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 3.
2.5 Turning off the computer
While the system is ON, press the power button for less than four seconds to put the system
on sleep mode or soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting. Press the power switch
for more than four seconds to let the system enter the soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS
setting.
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BIOS setup
3.1
Knowing BIOS
3
The new ASUS UEFI BIOS is a Unified Extensible Interface that complies with UEFI
architecture, offering a user-friendly interface that goes beyond the traditional keyboardonly BIOS controls to enable a more flexible and convenient mouse input. You can easily
navigate the new UEFI BIOS with the same smoothness as your operating system. The
term “BIOS” in this user manual refers to “UEFI BIOS” unless otherwise specified.
BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) stores system hardware settings such as storage
device configuration, overclocking settings, advanced power management, and boot
device configuration that are needed for system startup in the motherboard CMOS. In
normal circumstances, the default BIOS settings apply to most conditions to ensure
optimal performance. DO NOT change the default BIOS settings except in the following
circumstances:
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An error message appears on the screen during the system bootup and requests you to
run the BIOS Setup.
You have installed a new system component that requires further BIOS settings or
update.
Inappropriate BIOS settings may result to instability or boot failure. We strongly
recommend that you change the BIOS settings only with the help of a trained service
personnel.
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When downloading or updating the BIOS file, rename it as M5A97E20.CAP for this
motherboard.
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3.2
BIOS setup program
Use the BIOS Setup to update the BIOS or configure its parameters. The BIOS screen
include navigation keys and brief onscreen help to guide you in using the BIOS Setup
program.
Entering BIOS at startup
To enter BIOS Setup at startup:
•
Press <Delete> during the Power-On Self Test (POST). If you DO NOT press
<Delete>, POST continues with its routines.
Entering BIOS Setup after POST
To enter BIOS Setup after POST:
•
Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Delete> simultaneously.
•
Press the reset button on the system chassis.
•
Press the power button to turn the system off then back on. Do this option only if you
failed to enter BIOS Setup using the first two options.
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The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and
may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
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Ensure that a USB mouse is connected to your motherboard if you want to use the
mouse to control the BIOS setup program.
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If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS setting, load the default
settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Optimized
Defaults item under the Exit menu or press hotkey <F5>. See section 3.9 Exit Menu
for details.
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If the system fails to boot after changing any BIOS setting, try to clear the CMOS and
reset the motherboard to the default value. See section 1.2.7 Jumper for information
on how to erase the RTC RAM via the Clear CMOS button.
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The BIOS setup program does not support the bluetooth devices.
BIOS menu screen
The BIOS Setup program can be used under two modes: EZ Mode and Advanced Mode.
You can change modes from the Exit menu or from the Exit/Advanced Mode screen.
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3.2.1
EZ Mode
By default, the EZ Mode screen appears when you enter the BIOS setup program. The EZ
Mode provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to select
the display language, system performance mode and boot device priority. To access the
Advanced Mode, click Exit/Advanced Mode, then select Advanced Mode or press <F7> hot
key for the advanced BIOS settings.
The default screen for entering the BIOS setup program can be changed. Refer to the
Setup Mode item in section 3.7 Boot menu for details.
Selects the display language of the
BIOS setup program
Displays the CPU/motherboard temperature,
CPU/5V/3.3V/12V voltage output, CPU/CPU_
OPT/Chassis fan speed
Click to display all fan
speeds if available
Exits the BIOS setup program without saving
the changes, saves the changes and resets the
system, or enters the Advanced Mode
UEFI BIOS Utility - EZ Mode
Exit/Advanced Mode
M5A97 EVO R2.0
English
BIOS Version : 0206
CPU Type : AMD Eng Sample, 2D338251W8K54_39/33/22_2/8
Monday [06/23/2012]
Temperature
CPU
MB
+113.0ºF/+45.0ºC
+75.2ºF/+40.0ºC
Speed : 3300 MHz
Total Memory : 1048 MB (DDR3 1333MHz)
Voltage
CPU
1.344V
5V
5.160V
3.3V
3.344V
12V
12.248V
Fan Speed
CPU_FAN
CHA_FAN2
2481RPM
N/A
CHA_FAN1
N/A
CHA_FAN3
N/A
System Performance
Quiet
Performance
Energy Saving
Normal
Boot Priority
Use the mouse to drag or keyboard to navigate to decide the boot priority.
Boot Menu(F8)
Advanced Mode (F7)
Displays the Advanced
mode menus
Selects the boot device priority
Quick switch to frequently
used menus
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Power Saving mode
Normal mode
Displays the system properties of the
selected mode on the right hand side
Default(F5)
Loads optimized default
settings
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Shortcut (F3)
Selects the boot device priority
The boot device options vary depending on the devices you installed to the system.
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The Boot Menu (F8) button is available only when the boot device is installed to the
system.
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3.2.2
Advanced Mode
The Advanced Mode provides advanced options for experienced end-users to configure
the BIOS settings. The figure below shows an example of the Advanced Mode. Refer to the
following sections for the detailed configurations.
To access the Advanced Mode, click Exit, then select Advanced Mode or press F7 hotkey.
Back button
Menu items
Menu bar
Configuration fields
General help
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Exit
Advanced
Monitor
Boot
Tool
Back
Current CPU Speed
Target CPU Speed
Current Memory Frequency
Current NB Frequency
Current HT Link Speed
:
:
:
:
:
AMD Turbo CORE technology
Disabled/Enabled
3300MHz
330MHz
1333MHz
220MHz
2400MHz
AMD Turbo CORE technology
Ai Overclock Tuner
Auto
Disabled
Enabled
CPU Ratio Auto
Auto
AMD Turbo Core Technology
Auto
Memory Frequency
CPU/NB Frequency
HT Link Speed
Auto
Auto
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Shortcut
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F12: Print Screen
Auto
CPU Spread Spectrum
Auto
PCIe Spread Spectrum
Auto
EPU Power Saving Mode
Disabled
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Submenu item
Pop-up window
Scroll bar
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Ai Tweaker
For changing the basic system configuration
For changing the overclocking settings
Monitor
For displaying the system temperature, power status, and changing the
fan settings.
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
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Advanced
Tool
Exit
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For changing the advanced system settings
For configuring options for special functions
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
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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 (Ai Tweaker, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
Back button
This button appears when entering a submenu. Press <Esc> or use the USB mouse to click
this button to return to the previous menu screen.
Submenu items
A greater than sign (>) before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a
submenu. To display the submenu, select the item and press <Enter>.
Pop-up window
Select a menu item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the configuration
options for that item.
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.
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of the menu screen are the navigation keys for the BIOS setup
program. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings. Use
<F12> key to capture the BIOS screen and save it to the removable storage device. Press
<F3> key for BIOS Option shortcut.
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item.
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 userconfigurable.
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A configurable field is highlighted when selected. To change the value of a field, select it and
press <Enter> to display a list of options.
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Main menu
The Main menu screen appears when you enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS Setup
program. The Main menu provides you an overview of the basic system information, and
allows you to set the system date, time, language, and security settings.
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Advanced
BIOS Information
BIOS Version
Build Date
Exit
Monitor
0206 x64
06/18/2012
Boot
Tool
Choose the system default language
CPU Information
AMD Eng Sample, 2D338251W8K54_39/33/22_2/8
Memory Information
Total Memory
1088 MB (DDR3 1333MHz)
EC Version
MBECI-0006
System Language
English
System Date
System Time
[Saturday 06/23/2012]
[16:46:15]
Access Level
Administrator
> Security
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Back
Advanced
Exit
Monitor
Boot
Tool
Main\ Security >
Password Description
To clear the administrator password,
key in the current password in the
Enter Current Password box,
and then press <Enter> when
prompted to create/confirm the
password.
If ONLY the Administrator's password is set,
then this only limits access to Setup and is
only asked for when entering Setup
If ONLY the User's password is set, then this
is a power on password and must be entered to
boot or enter Setup. In Setup the User will
have Administrator rights
The password must be 3 to 20 characters long.
Administrator Password
User Password
Not Installed
Not Installed
Administrator Password
User Password
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If you have forgotten your BIOS password, erase the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC)
RAM to clear the BIOS password. See section 1.2.7 Jumper for information on how to
erase the RTC RAM via the Clear CMOS button.
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The Administrator or User Password items on top of the screen show the default [Not
Installed]. After you set a password, these items show [Installed].
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Administrator Password
If you have set an administrator password, we recommend that you enter the administrator
password for accessing the system. Otherwise, you might be able to see or change only
selected fields in the BIOS setup program.
To set an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps as in changing an administrator
password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear
the password, the Administrator Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
User Password
If you have set a user password, you must enter the user password for accessing the system.
The User Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a
password, this item shows Installed.
To set a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
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To change a user password:
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4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the user password, follow the same steps as in changing a user password, but press
<Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear the password, the
User Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
3.4
Ai Tweaker menu
The Ai Tweaker menu items allow you to configure overclocking-related items.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Ai Tweaker menu items. Incorrect field
values can cause the system to malfunction.
The configuration options for this section vary depending on the CPU and DIMM model you
installed on the motherboard.
Scroll down to display other BIOS items.
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Main
Ai Tweaker
Advanced
Exit
Monitor
Boot
Tool
Back
AMD Turbo CORE Technology
Disabled/Enabled
Current Memory Frequency : 1333MHz
Current NB Frequency
: 220MHz
Current HT Link Speed
: 2600MHz
Ai Overclock Tuner
Auto
CPU Ratio Auto
AMD Turbo Core Technology
Auto
Memory Frequency
CPU/NB Frequency
HT Link Speed
Auto
CPU Spread Spectrum
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PCIe Spread Spectrum
EPU Power Saving Mode
Auto
Auto
Auto
Auto
Disabled
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Shortcut
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F12: Print Screen
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Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto]
Allows you to select the CPU overclocking options to achieve the desired CPU internal
frequency. Select any of these preset overclocking configuration options:
[Auto]
Loads the optimal settings for the system.
[D.O.C.P.]
CPU Bus, CPU ratio and memory parameters will be auto optimized.
[Manual]
Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
CPU Ratio [Auto]
Allows you can manually adjust the maximum non-CPB mode CPU ratio. The value will be
limit to CPU base or factory setting. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the ratio. The valid
value ranges vary according to your CPU model.
AMD Turbo CORE technology [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the AMD Turbo CORE technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
Turbo CORE Ratio [Auto]
This item appears only when you set AMD Turbo CORE technology to [Enabled]. This
allows you to increase or decrease the target turbo core speed. Use the <+> and <->
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The speeds range from 800MHz to 7000MHz.
Memory Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the memory operating frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [DDR3-800MHz] [DDR3-1066MHz] [DDR3-1333MHz] [DDR31600MHz] [DDR3-1866MHz] [DDR3-2133MHz] [DDR3-2400MHz]
Selecting a very high memory frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default setting.
CPU/NB Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to select the CPU/NB frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1400MHz] [1600MHz] [1800MHz] [2000MHz] [2200MHz]
[2400MHz] [2600MHz] [2800MHz] [3000MHz] [3200MHz]
HT Link Speed [Auto]
Allows you to select the HyperTransport link speed.
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Configuration options: [Auto] [800MHz] [1000MHz] [1200MHz] [1400MHz] [1600MHz]
[1800MHz] [2000MHz] [2200MHz] [2400MHz]
CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto]
[Auto]
Automatic configuration.
[Enabled]
Sets to [Enabled] for EMI control.
[Disabled]
Enhances CPU bus frequency overclocking ability.
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PCIe Spread Spectrum [Auto]
[Auto]
Automatic configuration.
[Enabled]
Sets to [Enabled] for EMI control.
[Disabled]
Enhances the PCIe overclocking ability.
EPU Power Saving Mode [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the EPU power saving function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
OC Tuner [CANCEL]
OC Tuner automatically overclocks the frequency and voltage of CPU and DRAM for
enhancing the system performance.
Configuration options: [OK] [Cancel]
EPU Setting [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the EPU Power Saving Mode item to [Enabled] and
allows you to select the EPU power saving mode.
Configuration options: [AUTO] [Light Power Saving Mode] [Medium Power Saving Mode]
[Max Power Saving Mode]
DRAM Timing Control
Primart Timings
DRAM CAS# Latency [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [5 CLK] – [19 CLK]
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [2 CLK] – [19 CLK]
DRAM RAS# PRE Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [2 CLK] – [19 CLK]
DRAM RAS# ACT Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [8 CLK] – [40 CLK]
DRAM READ to PRE Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [4 CLK] – [10 CLK]
DRAM RAS# to RAS# Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 CLK] – [9 CLK]
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DRAM WRITE to READ Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [4 CLK] – [9 CLK]
DRAM CAS# write Latency [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [5 CLK] – [12 CLK]
DRAM WRITE Recovery Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [5 CLK] [6 CLK] [7 CLK] [8 CLK] [10 CLK] [12 CLK] [14
CLK] [16 CLK]
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DRAM REF Cycle Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [90ns] [110ns] [160ns] [300ns] [350ns]
DRAM Row Cycle Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [10 CLK] – [56 CLK]
DRAM READ to WRITE Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [2 CLK] – [22 CLK]
DRAM WRITE to READ Delay(DD) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 CLK] – [11 CLK]
DRAM WRITE to WRITE Timing [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [2 CLK] – [11 CLK]
DRAM READ to READ Timing [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [2 CLK] – [11 CLK]
DRAM Refresh Rate [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Every 7.8ms] [Every 3.9ms]
DRAM Command Rate [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1T] [2T]
DRAM Driving Control
DCT0 Information
CKE drive strength [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1x] [1.25x] [1.5x] [2x]
CS/ODT drive strength [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1x] [1.25x] [1.5x] [2x]
ADDR/CMD drive strength [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1x] [1.25x] [1.5x] [2x]
MEMCLK drive strength [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1x] [1.25x] [1.5x] [2x]
Data drive strength [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.75x] [1x] [1.25x] [1.5x]
DQS drive strength [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.75x] [1x] [1.25x] [1.5x]
Processor ODT [Auto]
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Configuration options: [Auto] [240 ohms +/- 20%] [120 ohms +/- 20%] [80 ohms +/20%] [60 ohms +/- 20%]
DCT1 Information:
CKE drive strength [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1x] [1.25x] [1.5x] [2x]
CS/ODT drive strength [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1x] [1.25x] [1.5x] [2x]
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ADDR/CMD drive strength [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1x] [1.25x] [1.5x] [2x]
MEMCLK drive strength [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1x] [1.25x] [1.5x] [2x]
Data drive strength [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.75x] [1x] [1.25x] [1.5x]
DQS drive strength [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.75x] [1x] [1.25x] [1.5x]
Processor ODT [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [240 ohms +/- 20%] [120 ohms +/- 20%] [80 ohms +/20%] [60 ohms +/- 20%]
DIGI+ Power Control
CPU Load-Line Calibration [Auto]
Load-line is defined by AMD VRM spec and affects CPU voltage. The CPU working voltage
will decrease proportionally to CPU loading. Higher load-line calibration would get higher
voltage and better overclocking performance, but increase the CPU and VRM thermal. This
item allows you to adjust the voltage range from the following percentages to boost the
system performance: 0% (Regular), 25% (Medium), 50% (High), 75% (Ultra High) and 100%
(Extreme).
Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [Medium] [High] [Ultra High] [Extreme]
The actual performance boost may vary depending on your CPU specifiation.
CPU/NB Load-Line Calibration [Auto]
Allows you to select the CPU/NB Load-Line mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [High] [Extreme]
CPU Currrent Capability [Auto]
This item provides wider total power range for overclocking. A higher value brings a wider
total power range and extends the overclocking frequency range simultaneously.
Configuration options: [Auto] [100%] [110%] [120%] [130%] [140%]
DO NOT remove the thermal module while changing the DIGI+ Power Control related
parrameters . The thermal conditions should be monitored.
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Some of the following items are adjusted by typing the desired values using the numeric
keypad and press the <Enter> key. You can also use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the
value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the keyboard and press the <Enter>
key.
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CPU/NB Currrent Capability [Auto]
This item provides wider total DRAM controller power range for overclocking. A higher
value brings a wider total power range and extends the overclocking frequency range
simultaneously.
Configuration options: [Auto] [100%] [110%] [120%] [130%]
CPU Power Phase Control [Standard]
Phase number is the number of woorking VRM phase. Increasing phase number under
heavy system loading to get more transient and better thermal performance. Reducing phase
number under light system loading to increase VRM efficiency
[Standard]
Proceeds phase control depending on the CPU loading.
[Extreme]
Proceeds the full phase mode.
[Optimized]
[Manual Adjustment]
Loads the ASUS optimized phase tuning profile.
Allows manual adjustment.
CPU Voltage Frequency [Auto]
Switching frequency will affects the VRM transient response and component thermal. Higher
frequency gets quicker transient response.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
VRM Fixed Frequency Mode
This item appears only when you set the CPU Voltage Frequency to [Manual]. It
allows you to set a fixed frequency range for the VRM. The values range from 200KHz
to 400KHz with a 10KHz interval.
VRM Spread Spectrum [Disabled]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Voltage Frequency to [Auto]. It allows
you to enable the spread spectrum to enhance system stability.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Power Duty Control [T.Probe]
This item adjusts the current and thermal of every VRM phase component.
[T.Probe]
[Extreme]
Maintains the VRM thermal balance.
Maintains the VRM current balance.
CPU Power Response Control [Auto]
Allows you to control the CPU Power Response.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [Medium] [Fast] [Ultra Fast]
Chapter 3
CPU/NB Power Response Control [Auto]
Allows you to control the CPU/NB Power Response.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [Medium] [Fast] [Ultra Fast]
CPU Power Thermal Control [130]
Allows you to control the CPU Power thermal value.
Configuration options: [130] ~ [151]
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DRAM Current Capability [100%]
Allows you to set the DRAM current capability.
Configuration options: [100%] [110%] [120%] [130%]
DRAM Voltage Frequency [300KHZ]
Allows you to set the DRAM voltage frequency.
Configuration options: [300KHZ] [350KHZ] [400KHZ] [450KHZ] [500KHZ]
DRAM Power Phase Control [Optimized]
Allows you to set the DRAM power phase control.
Configuration options: [Optimized] [Extreme]
CPU & NB Voltage [Offset Mode]
[Manual Mode] Allows you to set a fixed CPU & NB voltage.
[Offset Mode]
Allows you to set the Offset voltage.
Offset Mode Sign [+]
This item appears only when you set the CPU & NB Voltage item to [Offset Mode].
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
CPU Offset Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU & NB Voltage item to [Offset Mode] and
allows you to set the Offset voltage. The values range from 0.00625V to 0.70000V with
a 0.00625V interval.
CPU/NB Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
[–]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
CPU/NB Offset Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU & NB Voltage item to [Offset Mode]
and allows you to set the CPU/NB Offset voltage. The values range from 0.00625V to
0.70000V with a 0.00625V interval.
CPU Manual Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU & NB Voltage item to [Manual Mode]
and allows you to set a fixed CPU voltage. The values range from 0.675V to 2.075V
with a 0.00625V interval.
Chapter 3
Refer to the CPU documentation before setting the CPU voltage. Setting a high voltage
may damage the CPU permanently, and setting a low voltage may make the system
unstable.
CPU/NB Manual Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU & NB Voltage item to [Manual Mode]
and allows you to set a fixed CPU/NB voltage. The values range from 0.5V to 1.9V with
a 0.00625V interval.
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CPU VDDA Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU VDDA voltage. The values range from 2.20000V to 2.80000V with
a 0.00625V interval.
DRAM Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM voltage. The values range from 0.86V to 2.135V with a 0.005V
interval.
NB Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the Northbridge voltage. The values range from 1.10000V to 1.25V with a
0.00625V interval.
NB HT Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the HyperTransport voltage. The values range from 1.2V to 1.4V with a
0.00625V interval.
NB 1.8V Voltage [Auto]
The values range from 1.80V to 2.80V with a 0.005V interval.
SB Voltage [Auto]
Chapter 3
Allows you to set the Southbridge voltage. The values range from 1.10V to 1.80V with a
0.005V interval.
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3.5
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system
devices.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values
can cause the system to malfunction.
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CPU Configuration Parameters
> CPU Configuration
> North Bridge
> South Bridge
> SATA Configuration
> USB Configuration
> CPU Core On/Off Function
> Onboard Devices Configuration
> APM
> Network Stack
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3.5.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically
detects.
The items shown in this screen may be different due to the CPU you installed.
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CPU Configuration
Enabled/Disabled the generation of ACPI
_PPC, _PSS, and _PCT objects.
Socket 942: AMD Eng Sample, ZD338251W8K54_39/33/22_2/8
8 Cores Running @3300 MHz 1375 mV
Max Speed: 3300 MHz
Intended Speed: 3300 MHz
Not loaded
- - - - - - - Cache per Core - - - - - - L1 Instruction Cache: 64 KB/2-way
L1 Data Cache: 16 KB/4-way
L2 Cache: 2048 KB/16-way
Total L3 Cache per Socket: 8 MB/64-way
Cool 'n' Quiet
Enabled
C1E
Enabled
SVM
Enabled
Core C6 State
Enabled
HPC Mode
Enabled
Apm Master Mode
Auto
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Cool‘n’Quiet [Enable]
Allows you to enable or disable AMD Cool’n’Quiet function.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
C1E [Enabled]
Enable this feature will let your system utilize the AMD specific ACPI states to save power
consumption. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
SVM [Enabled]
Chapter 3
Enable AMD virtualization in CPU. This secure virtual mode will let you run multiple OS
(guest) on the same physical hardware by decoupling OS and physical hardware with the
hypervisor layer.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Core C6 State [Enabled]
Allows you to reduce the CPU’s power consumption.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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HPC Mode [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable High Performance Computing (HPC) function.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
APM Master Mode [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable Application Power Management (APM) function.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
3.5.2
North Bridge Configuration
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Enabled/Disabled IOMMU
IOMMU
Disabled
> Memory Configuration
Initiate Graphic Adapter
Dimm0:
Dimm1:
Dimm2:
Dimm3:
PEG/PCI
Not Present
size=1024 MB, speed=1333 MHz
Not Present
Not Present
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IOMMU [Disabled]
Set IOMMU to Enabled to show IOMMU Mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Chapter 3
IOMMU Mode [Disabled]
This item appears only when you set IOMMU item to [Enabled]. IOMMU is supported
on LINUX based systems to convert 32bit I/O to 64bit MMIO.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [64MB]
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Memory Configuration
Bank Interleaving [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
Channel Interleaving [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
ECC Mode [Enabled]
Enables or disables the DRAM ECC mode that allows the hardware to report and
correct memory errors.
[Disabled]
Disables the DRAM ECC mode.
[Enabled]
Set to [Enable] to adjust ECC mode automatically.
Power Down Enable [Disabled]
Enables or disables the DDR power down mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Memory Hole Remapping [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DCT Unganged Mode [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Initiate Graphic Adapter [PEG/PCI]
Chapter 3
Allows you to select which graphics controller to use as the primary boot device.
Configuration options: [PCI/PEG] [PEG/PCI]
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3.5.3
South Bridge Configuration
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HPET
Disabled
HPET Timer
HPET [Enabled]
Allows you to set the HPET timer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
3.5.4
SATA Configuration
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. The SATA
Port items show Not Present if no SATA device is installed to the corresponding SATA port.
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Options for SATA Configuration.
SATA Configuration
SATA6G_1
SATA6G_2
SATA6G_3
SATA6G_4
SATA6G_5
SATA6G_6
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Present
Present
Present
Present
Present
Present
> SB SATA Configuration
SB SATA Configuration
Options for SATA Configuration.
OnChip SATA Channel [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the onboard channel SATA port.
Disables the onboard channel SATA port.
Chapter 3
The following items appear only when you set the OnChip SATA Channel item to
[Enabled].
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SATA Port1–Port4 [AHCI]
Allows you to set the SATA configuration.
[IDE]
Set to [IDE] when you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as
Parallel ATA physical storage devices.
[RAID]
[AHCI]
Set to [RAID] when you want to create a RAID configuration from the
SATA hard disk drives.
Set to [AHCI] when you want the SATA hard disk drives to use the
AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface). The AHCI allows the
onboard storage driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that
increases storage performance on random workloads by allowing the
drive to internally optimize the order of commands.
SATA Port5–Port6 [�����
AHCI�]
Setting this item to [IDE] instead of [RAID] or [AHCI] allows the system to recognize the
optical drives connected to the SATA connector 5 or 6 when installing Windows OS.
•
When the SATA Port1–Port 4 and the SATA Port5–Port6 items are set to [AHCI], the
information of the SATA connectors 1–6 can be seen only under the OS environment
or during POST.
•
For Windows® XP OS, you have to install the AHCI driver, so that you could use the
SATA connectors 1–6 in AHCI mode under the OS environment.
If you use a SATA optical drive to run the Windows OS installation disk, we strongly
recommend that you install the optical drive to the SATA connector 5/6 and set them to
[IDE] mode.
S.M.A.R.T Status Check [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the S.M.A.R.T feature.
Disables the S.M.A.R.T feature.
SATA ESP on PORT1 [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
SATA ESP on PORT2 [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
SATA ESP on PORT3 [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
SATA ESP on PORT4 [Disabled]
Chapter 3
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
SATA ESP on PORT5 [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
SATA ESP on PORT6 [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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USB Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the USB-related features.
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USB Devices:
1 Keyboard, 1 Mouse
Legacy USB Support
Enabled
Legacy USB3.0 Support
Enabled
EHCI Hand-off
Disabled
Enabled Legacy USB support. AUTO
option disables legacy support if no
USB devices are connected. DISABLE
option will keep USB devices
available only for EFI applications.
> SB USB Configuration
The USB Devices item shows the auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the
item shows None.
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the support for USB devices on legacy operating systems (OS).
[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.
[Disabled]
The USB devices can be used only for the BIOS setup program.
Legacy USB3.0 Support [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the support for USB 3.0 devices on legacy operating systems
(OS).
Disables the function.
EHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off
feature.
Disables the function.
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SB USB Configuration
USB PORT 1-14 [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable individual USB ports.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
3.5.6
CPU Core On/Off Function
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CPU Core Activation
Auto
Let User turn off core except core 1, user
can turn off 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, etc. core
manually.
CPU Core Activation [Auto]
This item allows you to turn off the CPU cores manually.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
Chapter 3
The number of cores vary with CPU models.
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3.5.7
Onboard Devices Configuration
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VIA 1394 Controller
Enabled
ASM1061 Storage Controller
Enabled
ASM1061 Storage OPROM
Enabled
Asmedia USB 3.0 Controller (Rear)
Enabled
Asmedia USB 3.0 Controller (Front)
Enabled
Asmedia USB 3.0 Battery Charging Support
Disabled
Realtek LAN Controller
Enabled
Realtek PXE OPROM
Disabled
S3 Video Repost
Disabled
> Serial Port Configuration
> SB HD Azalia Configuration
Enabled/Disabled VIA 1394
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VIA 1394 Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the controller.
Disables the controller.
ASM1061 Storage Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the controller.
Disables the controller.
ASM1061 Storage OPROM [Enabled]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows you to enable
or disable the ASM1061 Storage OptionRom.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Asmedia USB 3.0 Controller (Rear) [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Chapter 3
[Disabled]
Enables the USB 3.0 controller.
Disables the controller.
Asmedia USB 3.0 Controller (Front) [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the USB 3.0 controller.
Disables the controller.
Asmedia USB 3.0 Battery Charging Support [Disabled]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows you to enable
or disable the Asmedia USB 3.0 Battery Charging Support.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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Realtek LAN Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the Realtek LAN controller.
[Disabled]
Disables the controller.
Realtek PXE OPROM [Disabled]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows you to enable
or disable the PXE OptionRom of the Realtek LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
S3 Video Repost [Disabled]
Allows you to set the S3 Video Repost.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Serial Port Configuration
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the serial port configuration.
This item functions only if there is a serial port (COM1) connector on the motherboard.
Serial Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the serial port (COM).
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Change Settings [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port base address.
Configuration options: [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4] [IO=2F8h; IRQ=3] [IO=3E8h; IRQ=4]
[IO=2E8h; IRQ=3]
SB HD Azalia Configuration
Options for SB HD Azalia.
HD Audio Azalia Device [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the HD Audio controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Azalia Front Panel [HD]
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.
[AC 97]
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to high definition
audio.
Chapter 3
[HD]
SPDIF Out Type [SPDIF]
[SPDIF]
[HDMI]
Sets to [SPDIF] for SPDIF audio output.
Sets to [HDMI] for HDMI audio output.
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3.5.8
APM
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ERP Ready
Disabled
Restore AC Power Loss
Power Off
Power On By PS/2 Device
Allow BIOS to switch off some power
at S5 to get the system ready for ErP
requirement. When set to Enabled, all
other PME options will be switched off.
Disabled
Power On By PME Device
Disabled
Power On By Ring
Disabled
Power On By RTC
Disabled
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ErP Ready [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the Energy Related Products (ErP) Ready function.
Allows BIOS to switch off some power at S5 state to get system ready for
the ErP requirement. When set to [Enabled], power for WOL, WO_USB,
audio and onboard LEDs will be switched off at S5 state.
Restore AC Power Loss [Power Off]
When set to [Power Off], the system goes into off state after an AC power loss. When set
to [Power On], the system will reboot after an AC power loss. When set to [Last State], the
system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state was before the AC power
loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power On By PS/2 Device [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Chapter 3
[Enabled]
Disables the PS/2 devices from generating a wake event.
Enables the PS/2 devices to generate a wake event.
Power On By PME Device [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
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Disables the PME devices from generating a wake event.
Enables the PME devices to generate a wake event.
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Power On By Ring [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Disables the Ring devices from generating a wake event.
[Enabled]
Enables the Ring devices to generate a wake event.
Power On By RTC [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Disables RTC from generating a wake event.
When set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date (Days) and Hour/
Minute/Second will become user-configurable with set values.
[Enabled]
3.5.9
Network Stack
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Disabled
Enable/Disable UEFI network stack
Network stack [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable UEFI network stack function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you set the Network Stack to [Enabled].
Ipv4/Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled]
Chapter 3
Allows you to enable or disable the Ipv4/Ipv6 PXE boot option.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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3.6
Monitor menu
The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change
the fan settings.
Scroll down to display the other BIOS items.
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CPU Temperature��������������
+73ºC / +163ºF
MB Temperature
+31ºC / +87ºF
VCORE Voltage
+1.452 V
3.3V Voltage
+3.312 V
5V Voltage
+5.080 V
12V Voltage
+12.192 V
VDDA2.5V Voltage +2.520 V
CPU Fan Speed
4192 RPM
Chassis Fan 1 Speed
N/A
Chassis Fan 2 Speed
N/A
Chassis Fan 3 Speed
N/A
CPU Q-Fan Control
CPU Fan Speed Low Limit
Enabled
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CPU Temperature / MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and motherboard
temperatures.
VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage, VDDA2.5V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard
voltage regulators.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxx RPM] / [N/A], Chassis Fan 1/2/3 Speed [xxxx RPM] /
[N/A]
Chapter 3
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and chassis fan
speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the field
shows N/A.
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CPU Q-Fan Control [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Disables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
[Enabled]
Enables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
CPU Fan Speed Low Limit [600 RPM]
This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature and allows
you to disable or set the CPU fan warning speed.
Configuration options: [Ignore] [100 RPM] [200 RPM] [300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM]
[600 RPM]
CPU Fan Profile [Standard]
This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature and allows
you to set the appropriate performance level of the CPU fan.
[Standard]Sets to [Standard] to make the CPU fan automatically adjust
depending on the CPU temperature.
[Silent]Sets to [Silent] to minimize the fan speed for quiet CPU fan operation.
[Turbo]
[Manual]
Sets to [Turbo] to achieve maximum CPU fan speed.
Sets to [Manual] to assign detailed fan speed control parameters.
The following four items appear only when you set CPU Fan Profile to [Manual].
CPU Upper Temperature [70]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the upper limit of the CPU temperature. The values
range from 20ºC to 75ºC.
CPU Lower Temperature [20]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the lower limit of the CPU temperature. The values
range from 20ºC to 75ºC.
CPU Fan Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the maximum CPU fan duty cycle. The values
range from 20% to 100%. When the CPU temperature reaches the upper limit, the
CPU fan will operate at the maximum duty cycle.
CPU Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [30]
Set the minimum CPU fan duty cycle when CPU temperature is lower the CPU Lower
Temperature setting.
Chassis Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the Chassis Q-Fan control feature.
Enables the Chassis Q-Fan control feature.
Chapter 3
[Disabled]
Chassis Fan Speed Low Limit [600 RPM]
This item appears only when you enable the Chassis Q-Fan Control feature and allows
you to disable or set the chassis fan warning speed.
Configuration options: [Ignore] [100 RPM] [200 RPM] [300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM]
[600 RPM]
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Chassis Fan Profile [Standard]
This item appears only when you enable the Chassis Q-Fan Control feature and allows
you to set the appropriate performance level of the chassis fan.
[Standard]
Sets to [Standard] to make the chassis fan automatically adjust
depending on the chassis temperature.
[Silent]
[Turbo]
[Manual]
Sets to [Silent] to minimize the fan speed for quiet chassis fan
operation.
Sets to [Turbo] to achieve maximum chassis fan speed.
Sets to [Manual] to assign detailed fan speed control parameters.
The following four items appear only when you set Chassis Fan Profile to [Manual].
Chassis Upper Temperature [70]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the upper limit of the CPU temperature.
The values range from 40ºC to 90ºC.
Chassis Lower Temperature [40]
Displays the lower limit of the chassis temperature.
Chassis Fan Max. Duty Cycle(%) [60]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the maximum chassis fan duty cycle.
The values range from 20% to 100%. When the chassis temperature
reaches the upper limit, the chassis fan will operate at the maximum duty
cycle.
Chassis Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [60]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the minimum chassis fan duty cycle.
The values range from 0% to 100%. When the chassis temperature is
under 40ºC, the chassis fan will operate at the minimum duty cycle.
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3.7
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.
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Boot NumLock State
On
Full Screen Logo
Enabled
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error
Enabled
Direct Key Enabled
Go to BIOS...
Option ROM Messages
Force BIOS
INT19 Trap Response
Immediate
Setup Mode
EZ Mode
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Bootup NumLock State [On]
[On]
[Off]
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [On].
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [Off].
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the full screen logo display feature.
Disables the full screen logo display feature.
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo 2™ feature.
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
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Wait For ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
Disables this function.
The system waits for the <F1> key to be pressed when error occurs.
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DirectKey Enabled [Go to BIOS...]
[Disabled]
Disables the DirectKey function. The system will only power on or off when you press the DirectKey button.
[Go to BIOS Setup]
Allows the system to power on and go to BIOS Setup directly
when you press the DirectKey button.
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]
[Force BIOS]
[Keep Current]
The third-party ROM messages will be forced to display during the boot
sequence.
The third-party ROM messages will be displayed only if the third-party
manufacturer had set the add-on device to do so.
INT19 Trap Response [Immediate]
[Immediate]
Executes the trap right away.
[Postponed]
Executes the trap during legacy boot.
Setup Mode [EZ Mode]
[Advanced Mode]Sets Advanced Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup
program.
[EZ Mode]
Sets EZ Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup program.
Boot Option Priorities
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The
number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices
installed in the system.
•
To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, do any of the following:
•
•
Press <F8> after POST.
To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo
appears.
Boot Override
These items display the available devices. The number of device items that appears on
the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Click an item to start
booting from the selected device.
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3.8
Tools menu
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the submenu.
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Exit
Advanced
Monitor
Boot
Tool
Be used to update BIOS
> ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility
> ASUS SPD Information
> ASUS O.C. Profile
3.8.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility
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.
For more details, refer to section 3.10.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility.
3.8.2
ASUS SPD Information
This item allows you to get DRAM SPD information.
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Advanced
Monitor
Boot
Tool
Tool\ ASUS SPD Information >
DIMM Slot #
Manufacturer
Module Size
Maximum Bandwidth
Part Number
Serial Number
Product Week/Year
SPD Ext.
XMP Rev.
JEDEC ID
Frequency (Mhz)
Voltage (V)
CAS# Latency (tCL)
RAS# to CAS# (tRCD)
RAS# Precharge (tRP)
tRAS
tRC
tWR
tRRD
tRFC
tWTR
tRTP
tFAW
tCWL
Command Rate
Slot 2
DIMM Slot number
Corsair
1024 MBytes
1333 MHz
CM3X1024-1600C7DHN
JEDEC
1333
1.500
9
9
9
24
33
10
4
60
5
5
20
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XMP#2
22/2012
XMP
1.0
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Back
Exit
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F3: Shortcut
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F12: Print Screen
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3.8.3
ASUS O.C. Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Back
Exit
Advanced
Monitor
O.C. Profile Configuration
Setup
Setup
Setup
Setup
Setup
Setup
Setup
Setup
Profile
Profile
Profile
Profile
Profile
Profile
Profile
Profile
Boot
Tool
Tool\ ASUS O.C. Profile >
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Status
Status
Status
Status
Status
Status
Status
Status
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Input the label of setup profile
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Add Your CMOS Profile
Label
Save to Profile
1
Add Your CMOS Profile
Load from Profile
1
The Setup Profile Status items show Not Installed if no profile is created.
Label
Allows you to input the label of your setup profile.
Save to Profile
Allows you to save the current BIOS settings to the BIOS Flash, and create a profile. Key in a
profile number from one to eight, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
Load from Profile
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Key in the profile
number that saved your BIOS settings, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent the
system boot failure!
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We recommend that you update the BIOS file only coming from the same memory/
CPU configuration and BIOS version.
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3.9
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal default values for the BIOS items, and
save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. You can access the EZ Mode from the Exit
menu.
Exit
Load Optimized Defaults
Save Changes & Reset
Discard Changes & Exit
ASUS EZ Mode
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
Load Optimized 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 Yes to load the default values.
Save Changes & Reset
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit menu to
ensure the values you selected are saved. When you select this option or if you press <F10>,
a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to save changes and exit.
Discard Changes & Exit
This option allows you to exit the Setup program without saving your changes. When you
select this option or if you press <Esc>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to
discard changes and exit.
ASUS EZ Mode
This option allows you to enter the EZ Mode screen.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
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This option allows you to attempt to launch the UEFI Shell application (shellx64.efi) from one
of the available filesystem devices.
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3.10
Updating BIOS
The ASUS website publishes the latest BIOS versions to provide enhancements on system
stability, compatibility, or performance. However, BIOS updating is potentially risky. If there
is no problem using the current version of BIOS, DO NOT manually update the BIOS.
Inappropriate BIOS updating may result in the system’s failure to boot. Carefully follow the
instructions of this chapter to update your BIOS if necessary.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard.
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard BIOS setup program.
1.
ASUS Update: Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.
2.
ASUS EZ Flash 2: Updates the BIOS using a USB flash drive.
3.
ASUS BIOS Updater: Updates and back ups the BIOS in DOS environment using the
motherboard support DVD and a USB flash disk drive.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to 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 BIOS Updater utilities.
3.10.1
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard
BIOS in Windows® environment.
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ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet
Service Provider (ISP).
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This utility is available in the support DVD that comes with the motherboard package.
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Launching ASUS Update
To launch ASUS Update, click Update > ASUS Update on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
From the ASUS Update screen, select
Update BIOS from Internet, and then
click Next.
2.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest you
to avoid network traffic.
If you want to enable the BIOS
downgrade and auto backup functions,
tick Enable BIOS downgrade and
click Next.
3.
Select the BIOS version that you
want to download. Click Next.
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Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
From the ASUS Update screen, select
Update BIOS from file, and then click
Next.
2.
Locate the BIOS file and click Next.
3.
You can decide whether to change
the BIOS boot logo. Click Yes if you
want to change the boot logo or No to
continue.
4.
Follow the onscreen instructions to
complete the update process.
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The screenshots in this section are for reference only. The actual BIOS information
vary by models.
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Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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3.10.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 allows you to update the BIOS without having to use a bootable floppy disk
or an OS‑based utility.
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS from the ASUS website
at www.asus.com.
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port.
2.
Enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select
ASUS EZ Flash Utility and press <Enter> to enable it.
Exit
ASUSTek EZ Flash BIOS ROM Utility V01.04
Flash Info
MODEL: M5A97 EVO R2.0
VER: 0206
DATE: 06/18/2012
File Path:
Drive Info
Folder Info
fs0:\
fs1:\
06/14/12
11:13p
8390656
M5A97E20.CAP
File Infor
MODEL:
VER:
DATE:
Help Info
[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/PageUp/PageDown/Home/End] Move
[Esc] Exit
3.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive field.
4.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS,
and then press <Enter>.
5.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.
6.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file, and then press <Enter> to perform
the BIOS update process. Reboot the system when the update process is done.
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This function can support devices such as a USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and
single partition only.
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DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system
boot failure!
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select
the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit menu. See section 3.9 Exit Menu for
details.
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3.10.3
ASUS BIOS Updater
The ASUS BIOS Updater allows you to update the BIOS in DOS environment. This utility also
allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as a backup when the BIOS fails or
gets corrupted during the updating process.
The succeeding utility screens are for reference only. The actual utility screen displays may
not be same as shown.
Before updating BIOS
1.
Prepare the motherboard support DVD and a USB flash drive in FAT32/16 format and
single partition.
2.
Download the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater from the ASUS website at
http://support.asus.com and save them on the USB flash drive.
3.
•
NTFS is not supported under DOS environment. DO NOT save the BIOS file and
BIOS Updater to a hard disk drive or USB flash drive in NTFS format.
•
DO NOT save the BIOS file to a floppy disk due to low disk capacity.
Turn off the computer and disconnect all SATA hard disk drives (optional).
Booting the system in DOS environment
1.
Insert the USB flash drive with the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater to the USB port.
2.
Boot your computer. When the ASUS Logo appears, press <F8> to show the BIOS
Boot Device Select Menu. Insert the support DVD into the optical drive and select the
optical drive as the boot device.
Please select boot device:
SATA: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
USB XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
UEFI: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Enter Setup
↑ and ↓ to move selection
ENTER to select boot device
ESC to boot using defaults
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3. When the Make Disk menu appears, select the FreeDOS command prompt item by
pressing the item number.
4.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type d: and press <Enter> to switch the disk from Drive C
(optical drive) to Drive D (USB flash drive).
Welcome to FreeDOS (http://www.freedos.org)!
C:\>d:
D:\>
Backing up the current BIOS
To backup the current BIOS file using the BIOS Updater
Ensure that the USB flash drive is not write-protected and has enough free space to save
the file.
1.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /o[filename] and press <Enter>.
D:\>bupdater /oOLDBIOS1.rom
Filename Extension
The [filename] is any user-assigned filename with no more than eight alphanumeric
characters for the filename and three alphanumeric characters for the extension.
2.
The BIOS Updater backup screen appears indicating the BIOS backup process. When
BIOS backup is done, press any key to return to the DOS prompt.
ASUSTek BIOS Updater for DOS V1.30 [2012/12/22]
Current ROM
BOARD: M5A97 EVO R2.0
VER: 0206
DATE: 06/18/2012
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: A:\
BIOS backup is done! Press any key to continue.
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Saving BIOS:
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Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using BIOS Updater:
1.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /pc /g and press <Enter>.
D:\>bupdater /pc /g
2.
The BIOS Updater screen appears as below.
ASUSTek BIOS Updater for DOS V1.30 [2012/12/22]
FLASH TYPE: MX1C 25L1065A
Current ROM
Update ROM
BOARD:M5A97 EVO R2.0
BOARD: UNKNOWN
VER: 0206
VER: UNKNOWN
DATE: 06/18/2012
DATE: UNKNOWN
PATH: A:\
A:
M5A97E20.CAP 2097152 2012-01-06 17:30:48
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
3.
[Tab] Switch
[B] Backup
[V] Drive Info
[Esc] Exit
Press <Tab> to switch between screen fields and use the <Up/Down/Home/End> keys
to select the BIOS file and press <Enter>. BIOS Updater checks the selected BIOS file
and prompts you to confirm BIOS update.
Are you sure to update BIOS?
Yes
4.
No
Select Yes and press <Enter>. When BIOS update is done, press <ESC> to exit BIOS
Updater. Restart your computer.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot
failure!
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For BIOS Updater version 1.04 or later, the utility automatically exits to the DOS
prompt after updating BIOS.
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Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability.
Select the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit BIOS menu. See Chaper 3
of your motherboard user manual for details.
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Ensure to connect all SATA hard disk drives after updating the BIOS file if you have
disconnected them.
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Software support
4.1
Installing an operating system
4
This motherboard supports Windows XP/ 64-bit XP/ Vista / 64-bit Vista / 7 / 64-bit 7
operating systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to
maximize the features of your hardware.
4.2
®
•
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.
•
Ensure that you install the Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later versions before
installing the drivers for better compatibility and system stability.
Support DVD information
The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the
ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.
4.2.1
Running the support DVD
Place the support DVD into the optical drive. The DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu
if Autorun is enabled in your computer. Click each menu tab and select the items you want to
install.
The Drivers menu shows the available
device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary
drivers to use the devices.
The Utilities
menu shows the
applications and
other software that
the motherboard
supports.
The Make Disk menu
contains items to
create the RAID/AHCI
driver disk.
The Manual menu contains
the list of supplementary user
manuals. Click an item to open
the folder of the user manual.
Click the Contact
tab to display the
ASUS contact
information.
Click an icon
to display DVD/
motherboard
information
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Click an item
to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the DVD.
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4.2.2
Obtaining the software manuals
The software manuals are included in the support DVD. Follow the instructions below to get
the necessary software manuals.
The software manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install the Adobe®
Acrobat® Reader from the Utilities menu before opening the files.
1.
Click the Manual tab. Click ASUS
Motherboard Utility Guide from
the manual list on the left.
2.
The Manual folder of the support
DVD appears. Double-click the
folder of your selected software.
3.
Some software manuals are
provided in different languages.
Double-click the language to show
the software manual.
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The screenshots in this section are for reference only. The actual software manuals
containing in the support DVD vary by models.
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4.3
Software information
4.3.1
AI Suite II
Most of the applications in the support DVD have wizards that will conveniently guide you
through the installation. View the online help or readme file that came with the software
application for more information.
AI Suite II is an all-in-one interface that integrates several ASUS utilities and allows users to
launch and operate these utilities simultaneously.
Installing AI Suite II
To install AI Suite II on your computer:
1.
Place the support DVD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab appears if your
computer has enabled the Autorun feature.
2.
Click Utilities tab > AI Suite II.
3.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
Using AI Suite II
AI Suite II automatically starts when you enter the Windows® operating system (OS). The AI
Suite II icon appears in the Windows® notification area. Click the icon to open the AI Suite II
main menu bar.
Click each button to select and launch a utility, to monitor the system, to update the
motherboard BIOS, to display the system information, and to customize the settings of AI
Suite II.
Shortcut to the Auto Tuning Mode
under TurboV EVO
Click to monitor sensors or
CPU frequency
Click to customize the
interface settings
Click to show the
system information
Click to select a utility
Click to update the motherboard BIOS
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The Auto Tuning button appears only on models with the TurboV EVO function.
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The applications in the Tool menu vary with motherboard models and CPUs installed.
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The screeshots of AI Suite II in this user manual are for reference only. The actual
screenshots vary with models.
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Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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4.3.2
DIGI+ Power Control
ASUS DIGI+ Power Control allows you to adjust VRM voltage and frequency modulation to
enhance reliability and stability. It also provides the highest power efficiency, generating less
heat to prolong the component lifespan and minimize power loss.
To launch DIGI+ Power Control, click Tool > Power Control on the AI Suite II main menu
bar.
Smart DIGI+ Key
1
2
3
1
Smart DIGI+ Key
Quickly delivers an optimized VRM frequency, voltage, and current for superior
CPU/DRAM overclocking performance with one click.
2
OC Now!
Adjusts the ratio settings in TurboV.
3
Default
Sets your CPU/DRAM power to default settings.
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CPU Power
CPU Power offers precise digital power control for CPU and CPU/NB to enhance efficiency,
stability, and performance for overclocking scenarios.
4
1
5
Application help
2
3
Applies all the
changes immediately
6
Undoes all the changes
7
Application help
8
9
Applies all the
changes immediately
1
CPU Load-line Calibration
It allows you to adjust the voltage settings and control the system
temperature. Higher load-line calibration could get higher voltage and good
overclocking performance but increases the CPU and VRM thermal.
2
CPU Current Capability
CPU Current Capability provides wider total power range for overclocking. A
higher value setting gets higher VRM power consumption delivery.
3
CPU Voltage Frequency
Switching frequency will affect the VRM transient response and component
thermal. Higher frequency gets quicker transient response.
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4
CPU/NB Load-line Calibration
Set to a higher value for system performance, or to a lower value for better
thermal solution.�
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Current Capability
Setting CPU/NB Current Capability to a higher value increases the overclocking
frequency range of the DRAM Controller.
6
CPU Power Phase Control
Increase phase number under heavy system loading to get more transient and
better thermal performance. Reduce phase number under light system loading
to increase VRM efficiency.
7
CPU Power Response Control
The VRM controller provides a faster and precise power response rate for CPU.
Apply a higher value for an extreme overclocking.
8
CPU Power Thermal Control
A higher temperature brings a wider CPU power thermal range, and extends
the overclocking tolerance to enlarge overclocking potential.
9
CPU Power Duty Control
CPU Power Duty Control adjusts the current of every VRM phase and the
thermal of every phase component.
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DRAM Power
DRAM Power offers precise digital power control for DRAM to enhance efficiency, stability,
and performance for overclocking scenarios.
1
Application help
2
3
Applies all the
changes immediately
Undoes all the changes
1
DRAM Current Capability
A higher value brings a wider total power range and extends the overclocking
frequency range simultaneously.
2
DRAM Voltage Frequency
Allows you to adjust the DRAM switching frequency for system stability or to
increase OC Range.
3
DRAM Power Phase Control
Select Extreme for full phase mode to increase system performance or select
Optimized for ASUS optimized phase tuning profile to increase DRAM power
efficiency.
The actual performance boost may vary depending on your CPU/DRAM specification.
•
Do not remove the thermal module. The thermal conditions must be monitored.
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4.3.3
TurboV EVO
ASUS TurboV EVO includes TurboV that allows you to manually adjust the CPU frequency
and related voltages such as Auto Tuning that offers automatic and easy overclocking and
system level up.
To launch AI Suite II, click Tool > TurboV EVO on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
TurboV
TurboV allows you to overclock the CPU Bus/PEG frequency, CPU voltage, CPU/NB voltage
and DRAM voltage in Windows® environment and takes effect in real-time without exiting and
rebooting the OS.
Refer to the CPU documentation before adjusting CPU voltage settings. Setting a high
voltage may damage the CPU permanently, and setting a low voltage may lead to an
unstable system.
For system stability, all changes made in TurboV will not be saved to BIOS settings and
will not be kept on the next system boot. Use the Save Profile function to save your
customized overclocking settings and manually load the profile after Windows starts.
Click to select
mode
Load profile
Target values
Current values
Click to show
settings
Save the current
settings as a
new profile
Voltage
Adjustment
bars
Undoes all the changes
Click to restore
all startup
settings
Applies all the
changes immediately
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Using Advanced Mode
Click on the Advanced Mode tab to adjust the advanced voltage settings.
Advanced mode
Target values
Voltage
Adjustment
bars
Current values
Undoes all the changes
Click to restore all
startup settings
Applies all the
changes immediately
CPU Ratio
Allows you to manually adjust the CPU ratio.
1.
Click on the CPU Ratio tab.
2.
Drag the adjustment bar upwards or downwards to the desired value.
3.
Click Apply to save the changes made.
CPU Ratio
Adjustment bar
•
Set the CPU Ratio Setting item in BIOS to [Auto] before using the CPU Ratio function
in TurboV. Refer to the BIOS chapter of your motherboard user manual for details.
•
The CPU Ratio bars show the status of the CPU cores, which vary with your CPU
model.
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Applies all the
changes immediately
Click to restore all
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Auto Tuning
ASUS TurboV EVO provides you with these two auto-tuning modes for the most flexible autotuning options.
•
•
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The overclocking result varies with the CPU model and the system configuration.
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We recommend that you set up a better thermal environment to prevent overheating
from damaging the motherboard.
Fast Tuning: fast overclocking for the system
Extreme Tuning: extreme overclocking for the system
Using Fast Tuning
1.
Click Auto Tuning tab > Fast.
2.
Read the warning messages and click
Start to start the auto-overclocking
process.
TurboV automatically overclocks the
CPU, saves the BIOS settings, and
restarts the system.
3.
After the system restarts, a message
appears indicating that auto-tuning is
successful. Click OK to exit.
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1.
Click Auto Tuning tab > Extreme.
2.
Read the warning messages and click
Start to start the auto-overclocking
process.
TurboV automatically overclocks the
CPU and memory, and restarts the
system.
3.
After the system has restarted, a
message appears indicating the current
overclocking result. To keep the result,
click Stop.
4.
If you did not click Stop in the previous
step, TurboV automatically starts further
system overclocking and stability test.
Click Stop if you want to cancel the
overclocking process.
TurboV automatically adjusts and saves
the BIOS settings and restarts the
system.
5.
After the system has restarted, a
message appears indicating that the
auto-tuning process is successful. Click
OK to exit.
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4.3.4
EPU
EPU is an energy-processing utility that provides several power-saving modes. When set
to the Auto Mode, the system automatically changes its power-saving mode based on the
current system condition.
You can also configure the system settings such as CPU frequency, GPU frequency, vCore
Voltage, and Fan Control to customize a power-saving mode.
Launching EPU
To launch EPU, click Tool > EPU on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Displays the following message
if no VGA power saving engine is
detected.
Multiple system
operating modes
The items lighting up
means power saving
engine is activated
Displays the amount of CO2
reduced
*Shifts between the display
of Total and Current CO2
reduced
Displays the current
CPU power
Advanced settings for each mode
Displays the system properties of each mode
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*Select From EPU Installation to show the CO2 that has been reduced since you
installed EPU.
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*Select From the Last Reset to show the total CO2 that has been reduced since you
click the Clear button
.
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Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at www.
asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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Remote GO!
Connect your computer to a wireless network and use Remote GO! to wirelessly stream
media files to DLNA devices. It allows you to remotely control and access your computer
using your mobile device, and easily transfer files between your computer and mobile device.
•
Remote GO! is supported only on Windows® 7.
•
All devices using the Remote GO! functions must be in the same network.
Using Remote GO!
To launch Remote GO!, click Tool > Remote GO! on the AI Suite II menu bar.
Allows you to set a
password
Application
help
Remote GO!
menu
Remote GO! functions
•
DLNA Media Hub: Provides support to the latest DLNA standard, and allows you to
stream media files to a DLNA-supported device.
•
Remote Desktop: Allows you to view your computer’s desktop and remotely operate
your computer in real-time from your mobile device.
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File Transfer: Allows you to transfer files between your computer and mobile device.
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functions. For more details, refer to next section Wi-Fi GO! Remote.
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Wi-Fi GO! Remote
Install the Wi-Fi GO! Remote application on your mobile device to use Remote GO!’s remote
control functions.
•
Wi-Fi GO! Remote supports iOS 4.0/Android 2.3 mobile devices or later versions.
•
For iOS devices, download the Wi-Fi GO! Remote from iTunes store. For Android
devices, download the Wi-Fi GO! Remote from Google Play Store or from ASUS
support DVD.
Launching Wi-Fi GO! Remote
1.
Turn on your mobile device’s wireless connection. Ensure that your mobile device is
within the same network as your computer.
2.
On your mobile device, tap
and
tap Enter on the Wi-Fi GO! Remote
page.
3.
Tap the computer you want to
connect to your mobile device.
4.
Tap the computer you want to
connect to your mobile device.
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Wi-Fi GO! Remote menu
The Wi-Fi GO! Remote’s user interface shown above is for reference only and may vary
with the mobile device’s operating system.
Below are the supported screen resolution of your mobile devices:
Small creen
Normal
screen
Large screen
Extra large
screen
Low Density
(120, ldpi)
Medium Density
(160, mdpi)
QVGA
(240 x 320)
WQVGA400
(240 x 400)
WQVGA432
(240 x 432)
WVGA800
(480 x 800)
WVGA854
(480 x 854)
1024 x 600
Extra high
density
(320, xhdpi)
480 x 640
HVGA
(320 x 480)
WVGA800
(480 x 800)
WVGA854
(480 x 854)
600 x 1024
640 x 960
1536 x 1152
2048 x 1536
1920 x 1152
2560 x 1536
1920 x 1200
2560 x 1600
WVGA800
(480 x 800)
WVGA854
(480 x 854)
600 x 1024
WXGA
(1280 x 800)
1024 x 768
1280 x 768
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DLNA Media Hub
DLNA Media Hub allows you to stream your multimedia files to your DLNA-supported device
and remotely control playback using your mobile device or your computer.
Click to select
media file type
Tick to select
source location
Click to refresh
media files
Media files pane
Displays the target
receiver’s name
and the media file
currently playing
Click to go back
to main menu
Click to edit the playlist
Click to select receiver
Using the DLNA Media Hub
1.
From the main screen, click DLNA Media Hub.
2.
Click
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to select a device as your receiver.
•
When using your DLNA display (such as DLNA TV) as the receiver, ensure that
DLNA function is enabled.
•
When using another computer as the receiver, launch Windows Media Player,
click Stream > Allow remote control of my Player to remotely control media
playback.
•
When using the computer as sender and receiver, launch Windows Media Player,
click Stream > Allow remote control of my Player and Automatically allow
devices to play my media.
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Only computers under Windows® 7 support the DLNA Media Hub function.
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Keep the Windows Media Player open. Ensure that your media file formats supported
on Windows Media Player and DLNA playback devices.
Click any of the tabs to select your preferred media file type.
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To play music:
1.
Click Music tab.
2.
Tick Library to view or play
files.
Tick Playlist and select an
existing playlist from the
dropdown list.
3.
Click a music file, and click
.
To edit the library:
1.
Tick Library.
2.
Click
files.
3.
Click Add and locate the file from
the directory. To delete, tick the
selected file and click Delete.
4.
Click OK.
to add or delete music
To edit the music playlist:
1.
Tick Playlist.
2.
Click
3.
Tick to select or deselect the
music file and click Save Profile.
4.
Select the profile name and click
Save. To add as a new playlist,
key in your profile name and click
Save.
5.
To delete playlist, select the profile
and click .
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To play a video file:
1.
Click Video tab.
2.
Tick Library to view the video files
from your local computer. Tick
Playlist to view the video files
saved in your profile.
3.
Click the video file you want to
watch, and click .
Change the resolution from the
Quality dropdown list.
To edit the video library:
1.
Tick Library.
2.
Click
files.
3.
Click Add and locate the file from
the directory. To delete, tick the
selected file and click Delete.
4.
Click OK.
to add or delete video
To edit the video playlist:
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1.
Tick Playlist.
2.
Click
3.
Tick to select or deselect the video
file and click Save Profile.
4.
Select the profile name and click
Save. To add as a new playlist,
key in your profile name and click
Save.
5.
To delete playlist, select the profile
and click .
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To view images:
1.
Click Photo tab.
2.
Tick Library to view the image
files from your local computer. Tick
Playlist to view the image files
saved in your profile.
An image slideshow plays when
pressing .
To edit the image library:
1.
Tick Library.
2.
Click
files.
3.
Click Add and locate the file from
the directory. To delete, tick the
selected file and click Delete.
4.
Click OK.
to add or delete image
To edit the image playlist:
1.
Tick Playlist.
2.
Click
3.
Tick to select or deselect the
image file and click Save Profile.
4.
Select the profile name and click
Save. To add as a new playlist,
key in your profile name and click
Save.
5.
To delete playlist, select the profile
and click .
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Using the DLNA Media Hub via Wi-Fi GO! Remote
You can access the DLNA Media Hub on your mobile device via Wi-Fi GO! Remote.
1.
Tap DLNA Media Hub.
2.
Select and tap the receiver name.
3.
The mobile device shows the information of the DLNA Media Hub function. Tap Enter
to proceed to the Remote GO! function.
4.
Tap Music, Video or Photo, to play.
Your mobile device’s WI-FI GO! Remote interface may vary with the mobile device’s
operating system.
Remote Desktop
Remote Desktop allows you to view your computer’s desktop and remotely operate your
computer in real-time from your mobile device.
Using the Remote Desktop
1.
From the main screen, click Remote Desktop.
2.
Click Setting.
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3.
Select a suitable codec Auto, Speed optimization, or Image optimization for your
mobile device.
4.
Click Apply.
Click to select
a video codec
Application help
Click to go back
to previous
screen
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When the Remote Desktop is enabled, the mobile device shows the contents of your
desktop.
The Wi-Fi GO! Remote’s user interface shown above is for reference only and may vary
with the mobile device’s operating system.
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File Transfer
Allows you to transfer files wirelessly between your computer and mobile device.
Before using File Transfer, ensure that your computer is connected to your mobile device.
For more details, refer to the section Wi-Fi GO! Remote.
Application help
Destination path for
the files transferred
from mobile device
to desktop
Destination
path for the files
transferred from
desktop to mobile
device
Click to go
back to main
menu
Click to select a destination path for
your file transfer
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Android mobile devices can send and receive files.
•
iOS mobile devices can only send files.
Using File Transfer
1.
Right-click the file and click Send to > [Device name].
2.
After the transfer is complete, click OK.
Using File Transfer via Wi-Fi GO! Remote
1.
On your mobile device, tap File Transfer.
2.
Tap Enable to receive files from PC.
3.
Tap Enter to send files to PC.
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Tap to select
the file’s source
location
Tap to select files
for transfer
Tap to send
selected files
Tap to select
all files
Tap to clear all
files
The Wi-Fi GO! Remote’s user interface shown above is for reference only and may vary
with the mobile device’s operating system.
Securing your computer for Wi-Fi GO! Remote functions
Remote GO! Settings allows you to create a password for your computer.
To create a password:
1.
Click
in the main menu.
2.
Tick Use Password and key in your password.
3.
Click Apply.
Tick to enable
password
Key in your
password
Click to apply
settings made
•
When you launch the Wi-Fi GO! Remote, the application prompts you to key in the
computer’s password.
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Your password must contain 6-12 letters or numbers.
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4.3.6
USB 3.0 Boost
ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) and
automatically increases a USB 3.0 device’s transfer speed up to 170%.
Launching USB 3.0 Boost
To launch USB 3.0 Boost, click Tool > USB 3.0 Boost on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Configuring USB 3.0 Boost
1.
Connect a USB 3.0 device to the USB 3.0 port.
USB 3.0 Boost automatically detects the property of the USB 3.0 device and switches
to Turbo mode or UASP mode (if UASP is supported by the USB 3.0 device).
2.
You can manually switch the USB 3.0 mode back to Normal mode at any time.
•
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at www.
asus.com for detailed software configuration.
•
Use the USB 3.0 devices for high performance. The data transfer speed varies with
USB devices.
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Network iControl
ASUS Network iControl is an intuitive one-stop network control center that makes it easier
for you to manage your network bandwidth and allows you to set, monitor, and schedule the
bandwidth priorities for your network programs. It also allows you to automatically connect to
a PPPoE for a more convenient online experience.
To launch Network iControl, click Tool > Network iControl from AI Suite II main menu bar.
•
Ensure to install the LAN drivers before using this function.
•
Network iControl is only supported under Windows® 7 and can only support the
onboard LAN.
Using EZ Start
EZ Start allows you to quickly activate Network iControl, and set the highest bandwidth
priority for your top currently running program.
To use EZ Start:
1.
Click the EZ Start tab.
2.
Click ON/OFF to enable/disable Network iControl.
3.
•
By default, Network iControl is set to ON.
•
When switched off, the Quick Connection, EZ Profile, and Info are disabled.
•
You may monitor the bandwidth priority from your desktop’s taskbar.
Select a profile and click Apply.
Tick Set current network program as the highest priority to set the top network program
as the highest priority.
Select ON to activate
Network iControl
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current network
programs
bandwidth
Click to apply the
settings made
Tick to enable the current network
program in use as the highest
priority
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Using Quick Connection
Configuring the PPPoE connection settings
Before enabling the Network iControl’s Quick Connection functions, you must configure the
PPPoE connection settings
To configure the PPPoE settings:
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in the taskbar, and select Open Network and Sharing Center.
1.
Right-click
2.
Right-click the PPPoE Connection, and select Properties.
3.
Click the Options tab, and deselect Prompt for name and password, certificate,
etc. Click OK to complete the auto PPPoE connection settings.
•
You only need to configure the PPPoE connection settings once.
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Obtain the necessary information about your PPPoE connection from your network
provider.
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Configuring the Quick Connection
To configure the auto-PPPoE connection:
1.
Click the Quick Connection tab.
2.
Tick Automatically connect online anytime option, then select the connection name
in the Connection Name dropdown box.
3.
Click Apply to enable the PPPoE automatic network connection.
You can also enable the No Delay TCP function to help improve the network performance.
Click to select
Connection Name
Tick to set the
auto PPPoE
connection
Click to apply
settings
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improve network
performance
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Using EZ Profile
To use the EZ Profile:
EZ Profile allows you to load, edit, and save your own network program priority profile.
1.
Click the EZ Profile tab. The programs are shown in the network program column.
2.
Select the network program, and click
3.
Click
to save the changes and/or rename your profile.
4.
Click
,
, or
to set the program priority as High, Normal, or Low.
Click to select a
network profile
Click to set
program as
High/Normal/
Low priority
Pre-schedule
your network
priorities to
avoid network
congestions
to create your profile.
Click to save, or rename your
profile settings
Information
pane of
currently
running
programs
Select a
program, and
click
to
edit your
network profile
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4.3.8
USB BIOS Flashback Wizard
USB BIOS Flashback allows you to easily update the BIOS without entering the BIOS or
operating system. Just connect the USB storage device containing the BIOS file to the USB
port, press the BIOS Flashback button, and the BIOS is updated automatically.
Sets the schedule
for BIOS Update
download
Current BIOS
information
Click to check for
an update BIOS
firmware available for
download
Cancels all the changes
Applies all the changes
Scheduling the latest BIOS download
1.
In the Download Setting field, tick Schedule (days) and select the number of days for
your download schedule.
2.
Click Apply to save the BIOS download schedule. Click Cancel to cancel the changes
made.
Downloading the updated BIOS
Before you start downloading, ensure that you have installed the USB storage device to
your computer’s USB port.
Click Check for New BIOS Update to check for the latest BIOS version.
Wait for the system to check the latest
BIOS firmware.
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2.
From the Save to dropdown list, select
the USB storage device that you want
to save the BIOS file to, then click
Download.
3.
When the download process is
completed, click OK to exit.
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FAN Xpert
Fan Xpert intelligently allows you to adjust both the CPU and chassis fan speeds according to
different ambient temperatures caused by different climate conditions in different geographic
regions and your PC’s system loading. The built-in variety of useful profiles offer flexible
controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
Launching FAN Xpert
After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch FAN Xpert by clicking
Tool > Fan Xpert on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Using FAN Xpert
Click Fan Name to select a fan and then click Setting to select a preset mode for your
selected fan.
Click to select a fan type
Click to select a fan profile
Click to apply the settings
Click to discard the settings
•
Disable: disables the Fan Xpert function.
•
Standard: adjusts fan speed in a moderate pattern.
•
Silent: minimizes fan speed for quiet fan operation.
•
Turbo: maximizes the fan speed for the best cooling effect.
•
User: Allows you to configure the CPU fan profile under certain limitations.
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4.3.10
Ai Charger+
This utility allows you to fast-charge your portable BC 1.1* mobile devices on your computer’s
USB port three times faster than the standard USB devices**.
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* Check your manufacturer if your USB device is a Battery Charging Specification 1.1
(BC 1.1) compliant or compatible device.
•
** Actual charging speeds may vary depending on the charging rate and specifications
of your USB device.
•
To ensure normal charging function, disconnect and reconnect your USB device every
time you enable or disable Ai Charger+.
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Probe II
Probe II is a utility that monitors the computer’s vital components, and detects and alerts you
of any problem with these components. Probe II senses fan rotations, CPU temperature,
and system voltages, among others. With this utility, you are assured that your computer is
always at a healthy operating condition.
Launching Probe II
To launch Probe II, click Tool > Probe II on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Configuring Probe II
Click the Voltage/Temperature/Fan Speed tabs to activate the sensors or to adjust the sensor
threshold values. The Preference tab allows you to customize the time interval of sensor
alerts, or change the temperature unit.
Saves your
configuration
Loads the default
threshold values
for each sensor
Applies your
changes
•
Click Monitor > Sensor on the AI Suite II main menu bar and the system status will
appear on the right panel.
•
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at www.
asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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4.3.12
Sensor Recorder
Sensor Recorder monitors the changes in the system voltage, temperature, and fan speed on
a timeline. The History Record function allows you to designate specific time spans on record
to keep track of the three system statuses for certain purposes.
Launching Sensor Recorder
To launch Sensor Recorder, click Tool > Sensor Recorder on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Using Sensor Recorder
Click on Voltage/ Temperature/ Fan Speed tabs for the status you want to monitor. Colored
lines will automatically appear on the diagram to indicate the immediate changes in the
system status.
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Using History Record
1.
Click the History Record tab and adjust the settings on the left for Record Interval
and Record Duration according to need.
2.
Click Start Recording to start measuring and recording each sensor.
3.
To stop recording, click Recording again.
4.
To track the recorded contents, set Type/ Date/ Select display items to display the
history details.
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Click Monitor > Sensor on the AI Suite II main menu bar and the system status will appear
on the right panel.
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4.3.13
ASUS Update
ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard BIOS
in Windows® environment.
Launching ASUS Update
To launch ASUS Update, click Update > ASUS Update on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Using ASUS Update
Select any of these options to update the BIOS:
•
Update BIOS from Internet
Allows you to download the latest BIOS version from the ASUS website at
www.asus.com and follow the onscreen instructions to update the BIOS.
•
Download BIOS from Internet
Download the latest BIOS version from the ASUS website at www.asus.com and save
it for later use.
•
Update BIOS from file
Use the BIOS file that you had downloaded and saved to update the system BIOS.
•
Save BIOS to file
Save the BIOS file to another file or a USB storage device for later use.
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MyLogo2
MyLogo2 allows you to customize the boot logo, which is the image that appears on the
screen during the Power On Self Tests (POST).
Launching MyLogo2
To launch MyLogo2, click Update > MyLogo on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Using MyLogo
Select the option that you want to use to update your boot logo, click Next and follow the
instructions below.
Change the boot logo of a downloaded BIOS file and update (or do not update) this
BIOS to the motherboard
From the BIOS file field, click Browse to locate the BIOS file.
2.
From the Picture File field, click Browse the image for your boot logo, then click
Next.
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Do any of the following:
•
Click Auto Tune to adjust the image size or the image resolution.
•
Click Booting Preview to preview the boot image.
4.
Click Next.
5.
Click Flash to update the boot logo.
6.
When prompted, click Yes to reboot the system. You will see the new boot logo the
next time you start up the system.
Ensure to enable the Full Screen Logo in BIOS to use this feature.
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Audio configurations
The Realtek audio CODEC provides 8-channel audio capability to deliver the ultimate audio
experience on your computer. The software provides Jack-Sensing function, S/PDIF Out
support, and interrupt capability. The CODEC also includes the Realtek® proprietary UAJ®
(Universal Audio Jack) technology for all audio ports, eliminating cable connection errors and
giving users plug and play convenience.
®
Follow the installation wizard to install the Realtek® Audio Driver from the support DVD that
came with the motherboard package.
If the Realtek audio software is correctly installed, you will find the Realtek HD Audio
Manager icon on the taskbar. Double-click on the icon to display the Realtek HD Audio
Manager.
A. Realtek HD Audio Manager with DTS UltraPC II for Windows® 7™ / Vista™
Configuration option tabs (vary with the audio devices connected)
Device advanced
settings
Exit button
Minimize button
Information button
Control settings
Set default device buttons
Connector settings
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B. Realtek HD Audio Manager for Windows XP
Configuration
options
Exit button
Minimize button
Control settings
window
Information
button
•
DTS UltraPC II and DTS Connect only support Windows 7/Vista operating systems.
•
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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RAID support
5.1
RAID configurations
5
The motherboard comes with the AMD® SB950 chipset that allows you to configure
Serial ATA hard disk drives as RAID sets. The motherboard supports the following RAID
configurations: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10.
•
You must install Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later versions before using Serial
ATA hard disk drives. The Serial ATA RAID feature is available only if you are using
Windows® XP SP3 or later versions.
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Due to Windows® XP limitation, a RAID array with the total capacity over 2TB cannot
be set as a boot disk. A RAID array over 2TB can only be set as a data disk only.
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If you want to install a Windows® operating system to a hard disk drive included in a
RAID set, you have to create a RAID driver disk and load the RAID driver during OS
installation. Refer to section 5.2 Creating a RAID driver disk for details.
5.1.1
RAID definitions
RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write data in
parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a single drive but at a
sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone, thus improving data access
and storage. Use of two new identical hard disk drives is required for this setup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one drive to
a second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array management software directs all applications
to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of the data in the other drive. This RAID
configuration provides data protection and increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use
two new drives or use an existing drive and a new drive for this setup. The new drive must be
of the same size or larger than the existing drive.
RAID 5 stripes both data and parity information across three or more hard disk drives. Among
the advantages of RAID 5 configuration include better HDD performance, fault tolerance, and
higher storage capacity. The RAID 5 configuration is best suited for transaction processing,
relational database applications, enterprise resource planning, and other business systems.
Use a minimum of three identical hard disk drives for this setup.
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RAID 10 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity (redundancy data) having
to be calculated and written. With the RAID 10 configuration you get all the benefits of both
RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations. Use four new hard disk drives or use an existing drive
and three new drives for this setup.
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5.1.2
Installing Serial ATA hard disks
The motherboard supports Serial ATA hard disk drives. For optimal performance, install
identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating a disk array.
To install the SATA hard disks for a RAID configuration:
1.
Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays.
2.
Connect the SATA signal cables.
3.
Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive.
5.1.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS
You must enable the RAID function in the BIOS Setup before creating RAID sets using SATA
HDDs. To do this:
1.
Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
2.
Go to Advanced Mode and go to the Advanced menu > SATA Configuration > SB
SATA Configuration, and press <Enter>.
3.
Set the SATA Mode item to [RAID Mode].
4.
Save your changes, and then exit the BIOS Setup.
Refer to Chapter 3 for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS Setup
•
Due to chipset limitation, when SATA ports are 1-4 are set to RAID mode, SATA ports
1-4 run at RAID mode at the same time.
•
When creating a RAID volume using more than four HDDs, ensure that SATA ports
5-6 are set to [RAID] mode.
•
When creating a RAID set, set the SATA_5-6 connectors to [IDE] mode to ensure that
the system recognizes your ODD device.
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5.1.4
AMD® Option ROM utility
To enter the AMD® Option ROM utility:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
During POST, press <Ctrl> + <F> to display the utility main menu.
Option ROM Utility (c) 2009 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Main Menu ]
View Drive Assignments
.......[ 1 ]
LD View / LD Define Menu
......[ 2 ]
Delete LD Menu
...............[ 3 ]
Controller Configuration
......[ 4 ]
[ Keys Available ]
Press 1..4 to Select Option
[ESC] Exit
The Main Menu allows you to select an operation to perform. The Main Menu options include:
•
View Drive Assignments: shows the status of the hard disk drives.
•
Delete LD Menu: deletes a selected RAID set and partition.
•
•
LD View / LD Define Menu: displays the existing RAID set information / creates a RAID
0, RAID 1, RAID 5 or RAID 10 configuration.
Controller Configuration: shows the system resources configuration.
Press <1>, <2>, <3>, or <4> to enter the option you need; press <ESC> to exit the utility.
The RAID BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and may not
exactly match the items on your screen.
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To create a RAID volume using more than four hard disk drives, ensure that the SATA
connectors 5-6 are set to [RAID] mode.
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Creating a RAID volume
To create a RAID volume:
1. In the Main Menu, press <2> to enter the LD View / LD Define Menu function.
2.
Press <Ctrl> + <C>, and the following screen appears.
Option ROM Utility (c) 2009 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ LD Define Menu ]
LD No
LD
LD Name
1 Logical Drive 1
Strip Block
Gigabyte Boundary
Port:ID
01:00
02:00
03:00
04:00
Drive Model
xxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxx
64 KB
ON RAID Mode
RAID 0
Fast Init
Cache Mode
Drv
2
ON
WriteThru
[ Drives Assignments ]
Capabilities
Capacity(GB)
xxxxxxx xxxxxx
xxxxxxx xxxxxx
xxxxxxx xxxxxx
xxxxxxx xxxxxx
Assignment
Y
Y
N
N
[ Keys Available ]
[↑] Up [↓] Down [PaUp/PaDn] Switch page [Space] Change Option
[Ctrl-Y] Save [ESC] Exit
3.
Move to the RAID Mode item and press <Space> to select a RAID mode to create.
4.
Move to the Assignment item by using the down arrow key and set Y to select the
hard disk drives you want to include in the RAID set.
5.
Press <Ctrl> + <Y> to save the setting.
6.
The utility prompts the following message. Press <Ctrl> + <Y> to input the LD name.
Please press Ctrl-Y key to input the LD Name
or press any key to exit.
If you do not input any LD name, the default LD
name will be used.
7.
Eenter an LD name, and then press any key to continue.
Enter the LD name here:
8.
Press <Ctrl> + <Y> to erase the MBR, or you may press any key to abort the settings.
Fast Initialization Option has been selected
It will erase the MBR data of the disks.
<Press Ctrl-Y Key if you are sure to erase it>
<Press any other key to ignore this option>
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Press <Ctrl> + <Y> to enter the screen to modify the array capacity, or press any key to
use the maximum capacity.
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Deleting a RAID configuration
Take caution when deleting a RAID volume. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives
when you delete a RAID volume.
To delete a RAID volume:
1. In the Main Menu, press <3> to enter the Delete LD function.
2.
Select the RAID item you want to delete and press <Del> or <Alt> + <D>.
Option ROM Utility (c) 2009 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ Delete LD Menu ]
LD No
LD
1
[↑] Up
3.
RAID Mode
Drv
RAID 0
2
[↓] Down
Capacity(GB)
Status
xxxxxx
Functional
[ Keys Available ]
[PaUp/PaDn] Switch page [Del/Alt+D] Delete LD
The utility prompts the following messages:
Press Ctrl-Y to delte the data in the disk!
or press any other key to abort...
Press <Ctrl> + <Y> to delete the RAID volume.
Displaying a RAID set information
To display a RAID set information:
1. In the Main Menu, press <2> to enter the LD View / LD Define Menu function.
2.
Select a RAID item and press <Enter> to display its information.
Option ROM Utility (c) 2009 Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
[ View LD Defination Menu ]
LD
LD Name
1 xxxxx
Strip Block
Port:ID
01:00
02:00
Drive Model
xxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxx
RAID Mode
RAID 0
64 KB
Cache Mode
Drv
Capacity(GB)
2
157.99
WriteThru
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LD No
[ Drives Assignments ]
Capabilities
Capacity(GB)
xxxxxxx xxxxxx
xxxxxxx xxxxxx
Any Key To Continue.......
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5.2
Creating a RAID driver disk
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing a Windows® operating system
on a hard disk drive that is included in a RAID set.
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The motherboard does not provide a floppy drive connector. You have to use a USB
floppy disk drive when creating a SATA RAID driver disk.
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Windows® XP may not recognize the USB floppy disk drive due to Windows® XP
limitation. To work around this OS limitation, refer to section 5.2.4 Using a USB
floppy disk drive.
5.2.1
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS
To create a RAID driver disk without entering the OS:
1.
Boot your computer.
2.
Press <Del> during POST to enter the BIOS setup utility.
3. Set the optical drive as the primary boot device.
4. Insert the support DVD into the optical drive.
5.
Save changes and exit BIOS.
6. When the Make Disk menu appears, press <1> to create a RAID driver disk.
7. Insert a formatted floppy disk into the USB floppy disk drive, then press <Enter>.
8. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
5.2.2
Creating a RAID driver disk in Windows®
To create a RAID driver disk in Windows®:
1.
Start Windows®.
2. Plug the USB floppy disk drive and insert a floppy disk.
3. Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive.
4. ����������
Go to the Make Disk menu, and then click AMD AHCI/RAID 32/64bit xxxx Driver to
create a RAID driver disk.
5. Select USB floppy disk drive as the destination disk.
6. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
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Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid a computer virus infection.
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5.2.3
Installing the RAID driver during Windows® OS
installation
If you use a SATA optical drive to run the Windows OS installation disk, we strongly
recommend that you connect the optical drive to the SATA connectors 5/6 and set them to
[IDE] mode.
To install the RAID driver in Windows® XP:
1. During the OS installation, the system prompts you to press the <F6> key to install
third-party SCSI or RAID driver.
2. Press <F6>, and then insert the floppy disk with RAID driver into the USB floppy disk
drive.
3.
When prompted to select the SCSI adapter to install, select the RAID driver for the
corresponding OS version.
4. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
To install the RAID driver for Windows® Vista or later OS:
1.
During the OS installation, click Load Driver to allow you to select the installation
media containing the RAID driver.
2. Insert the USB flash drive with RAID driver into the USB port or the support DVD into
the optical drive, and then click Browse.
3. Click the name of the device you’ve inserted, go to Drivers > RAID, and then select
the RAID driver for the corresponding OS version. Click OK.
4. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
Chapter 5
Before loading the RAID driver from a USB flash drive, you have to use another computer
to copy the RAID driver from the support DVD to the USB flash drive.
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5.2.4
Using a USB floppy disk drive
Due to OS limitation, Windows® XP may not recognize the USB floppy disk drive when you
install the RAID driver from a floppy disk during the OS installation.
To solve this issue, add the USB floppy disk drive’s Vendor ID (VID) and Product ID (PID) to
the floppy disk containing the RAID driver. Refer to the steps below:
1.
Using another computer, plug the USB floppy disk drive, and insert the floppy disk
containing the RAID driver.
2.
Right-click My Computer on the
Windows® desktop or start menu,
and then select Manage from the
pop-up window.
or
3.
Select Device Manager. From the
Universal Serial Bus controllers,
right-click xxxxxx USB Floppy, and
then select Properties from the pop-up
window.
The name of the USB floppy disk
drive varies with different vendors.
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4.
Click Details tab. The Vendor ID (VID)
and Product ID (PID) are displayed.
5.
Browse the contents of the RAID driver
disk to locate the file txtsetup.oem.
6.
Double-click the file. A window appears,
allowing you to select the program for
opening the oem file.
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7.
Use Notepad to open the file.
8.
Find the [HardwareIds.SCSI.Napa_i386_ahci8086] and [HardwareIds.SCSI.
Napa_amd64_ahci] sections in the txtsetup.oem file.
9.
Type the following line to the bottom of the two sections:
id = “USB\VID_xxxx&PID_xxxx”, “usbstor”
[HardwareIds.SCSI.Napa_i386_ahci8086]
id= “PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4392&CC_0104”,”ahcix86”
id= “PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4391&CC_0106”,”ahcix86”
id= “PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4393&CC_0104”,”ahcix86”
id= “USB\VID_03EE&PID_6901”, “usbstor”
[HardwareIds.SCSI.Napa_amd64_ahci]
id= “PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4392&CC_0104”,”ahcix64”
id= “PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4391&CC_0106”,”ahcix64”
id= “PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_4393&CC_0104”,”ahcix64”
id= “USB\VID_03EE&PID_6901”, “usbstor”
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Add the same line to both sections.
The VID and PID vary with different vendors.
10. Save and exit the file.
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Multiple GPU support
6.1
AMD® CrossFireX™ technology
6.1.1
Requirements
6
The motherboard supports the AMD® CrossFireX™ technology that allows you to install multi-graphics processing units (GPU) graphics cards. Follow the installation procedures in
this section.
•
•
•
In Dual CrossFireX mode, you should have two identical CrossFireX-ready graphics
cards or one CrossFireX-ready dual-GPU graphics card that are AMD® certified.
Ensure that your graphics card driver supports the AMD CrossFireX technology.
Download the latest driver from the AMD website (www.amd.com).
Ensure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum power
required by your system. See Chapter 1 for details.
•
We recommend that you install additional chassis fans for better thermal environment.
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Visit the AMD Game website (http://game.amd.com) for the latest certified graphics
card and the supported 3D application list.
6.1.2
Before you begin
For AMD CrossFireX to work properly, you have to uninstall all existing graphics card drivers
before installing AMD CrossFireX graphics cards to your system.
1.
Close all current applications.
2.
For Windows XP, go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.
For Windows 7/Vista, go to Control Panel > Programs and Features.
3.
Select your current graphics card driver/s.
4.
For Windows XP, select Add/Remove.
For Windows 7/Vista, select Uninstall.
5.
Turn off your computer.
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To uninstall existing graphics card drivers:
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6.1.3
Installing two CrossFireX™ graphics cards
The following pictures are for reference only. The graphics cards and the motherboard
layout may vary with models, but the installation steps remain the same.
1.
Prepare two CrossFireX-ready
graphics cards.
2.
Insert the two graphics card into the
PCIEX16 slots. If your motherboard
has more than two PCIEX16 slots,
refer to Chapter 1 in this user manual
for the locations of the PCIEX16 slots
recommended for multi-graphics card
installation.
3.
Ensure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
4.
Align and firmly insert the CrossFireX
bridge connector to the goldfingers on
each graphics card. Ensure that the
connector is firmly in place.
Goldfingers
CrossFireX bridge
(bundled with
graphics cards)
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5. Connect two independent auxiliary
power sources from the power supply
to the two graphics cards separately.
6.
Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to the
graphics card.
6.1.4
Installing the device drivers
Refer to the documentation that came with your graphics card package to install the device
drivers.
Ensure that your PCI Express graphics card driver supports the AMD® CrossFireX™
technology. Download the latest driver from the AMD website (www.amd.com).
6.1.5
Enabling the AMD® CrossFireX™ technology
After installing your graphics cards and the device drivers, enable the CrossFireX™ feature
through the AMD VISION Engine Control Center in Windows environment.
Launching the AMD VISION Engine Control Center
To launch the AMD VISION Engine Control Center:
Right-click on the Windows® desktop and select AMD
VISION Engine Control Center.
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Enabling Dual CrossFireX technology
1.
In the AMD VISION Engine Control Center window, click Performance > AMD
CrossFireXTM.
2.
Select Enable CrossFireXTM.
3.
Select a GPU combination from the drop-down list.
4.
Click Apply to save and activate the GPU settings made.
2
1
3
4
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Chapter 6: Multiple GPU support
Appendices
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.
This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
•
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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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.
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IC: Canadian Compliance Statement
Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS
210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian
interference-causing equipment regulations.
This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
Cut appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Cet appareil est conforme aux normes CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada. Le
fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes :
(1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interférences et
(2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer
un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil.
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.
VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement
VCCI Class B Statement
KC: Korea Warning Statement
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REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at
ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin
indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in
municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol
of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal
waste.
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services
Appendices
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards
for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to
responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging
materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for detailed recycling
information in different regions.
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ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
Telephone Fax E-mail
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Online support
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7798
info@asus.com.tw
www.asus.com.tw
+86-21-38429911
support.asus.com
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Address
Telephone
Fax
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Support fax
Online support
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support.asus.com
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Online contact
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Telephone
Support Fax
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support.asus.com
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(510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Asus Computer International
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Date :
Signature :
Representative Person’s Name :
Jun. 15, 2012
Steve Chang / President
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Supplementary Information:
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
Conforms to the following specifications:
Model Number : M5A97 EVO R2.0
Product Name : Motherboard
hereby declares that the product
Phone/Fax No:
Address:
Responsible Party Name:
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Ver. 120601
Manufacturer:
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
GERMANY
Authorized representative in Europe:
Address, City:
Country:
M5A97 EVO R2.0
Declaration Date: Jan. 04, 2013
Year to begin affixing CE marking:2013
CE marking
2011/65/EU-RoHS Directive
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
Signature : __________
Position : CEO
Name :
Jerry Shen
(EC conformity marking)
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EN 60065:2002 / A12:2011
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2009/125/EC-ErP Directive
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EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
2004/108/EC-EMC Directive
conform with the essential requirements of the following directives:
Model name :
Product name :
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TAIWAN
Country:
declare the following apparatus:
4F, No. 150, LI-TE Rd., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN
Address, City:
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
EC Declaration of Conformity
We, the undersigned,
Ver. 121001
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