®
P4T-E
Intel® 850 ATX Motherboard
USER’S MANUAL
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Manual Revision: 1.01 E837
Release Date:
September 2001
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CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION ............................................................................. 7
1.1 How This Manual Is Organized .................................................. 7
1.2 Item Checklist ............................................................................. 7
2. FEATURES ........................................................................................ 8
2.1 The ASUS P4T-E ........................................................................ 8
2. FEATURES ...................................................................................... 10
2.2 P4T-E Motherboard Components ............................................. 12
3. HARDWARE SETUP ...................................................................... 14
3.1 P4T-E Motherboard Layout ...................................................... 14
3.2 Layout Contents ........................................................................ 15
3.3 Hardware Setup Procedure ....................................................... 16
3.4 Motherboard Settings ................................................................ 17
3.5 System Memory ........................................................................ 23
3.6 Central Processing Unit (CPU) ................................................. 25
3.7 Expansion Cards ....................................................................... 29
3.8 External Connectors .................................................................. 32
3.9 Starting Up the First Time ........................................................ 43
4. BIOS SETUP ..................................................................................... 45
4.1 Managing and Updating Your BIOS ......................................... 45
4.1.1 Upon First Use of the Computer System ....................... 45
4.1.2 Updating BIOS Procedures ........................................... 46
4.2 BIOS Setup Program ................................................................ 49
4.2.1 BIOS Menu Bar ............................................................. 50
4.2.2 Legend Bar .................................................................... 50
4.3 Main Menu ................................................................................ 52
4.3.1 Primary & Secondary Master/Slave .............................. 53
4.3.2 Keyboard Features ......................................................... 56
4.4 Advanced Menu ........................................................................ 58
4.4.1 Chip Configuration ........................................................ 61
4.4.2 I/O Device Configuration .............................................. 63
4.4.3 PCI Configuration ......................................................... 65
4.4.4 Shadow Configuration ................................................... 67
4.5 Power Menu .............................................................................. 68
4.5.1 Power Up Control .......................................................... 70
4.5.2 Hardware Monitor ......................................................... 71
4.6 Boot Menu ................................................................................ 72
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4.7 Exit Menu ................................................................................. 74
5.1 Install Operating System ........................................................... 76
5.2 Start Windows ........................................................................... 76
5. SOFTWARE SETUP ....................................................................... 77
5.3 P4T-E Motherboard Support CD .............................................. 77
6. SOFTWARE REFERENCE ........................................................... 79
6.1 ASUS PC Probe ........................................................................ 79
6.2 ASUS Live Update ................................................................... 84
6.3 CyberLink PowerPlayer SE ...................................................... 85
6.4 CyberLink VideoLive Mail ....................................................... 86
7. APPENDIX ....................................................................................... 89
7.1 Glossary .................................................................................... 89
INDEX ................................................................................................... 93
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FCC & DOC COMPLIANCE
This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if
not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer's instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Re-orient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING! Any changes or modifications to this product not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void any assurances of safety or performance
and could result in violation of Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Reprinted from the Code of Federal Regulations #47, part 15.193, 1993. Washington DC: Office of the
Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration, U.S. Government Printing Office.
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.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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1. INTRODUCTION
1. INTRODUCTION
Manual / Checklist
1.1 How This Manual Is Organized
This manual is divided into the following sections:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
INTRODUCTION
FEATURES
HARDWARE SETUP
BIOS SETUP
SOFTWARE SETUP
SOFTWARE REFERENCE
APPENDIX
Manual information and checklist
Production information and specifications
Intructions on setting up the motherboard.
Intructions on setting up the BIOS
Intructions on setting up the included software
Reference material for the included software
Optional items and general reference
1.2 Item Checklist
Check that your package is complete. If you discover damaged or missing items,
contact your retailer.
Package Contents
(1) ASUS Motherboard
(1) 40-pin 80-conductor ribbon
cable for internal UltraDMA33/
66/100 IDE drives
(1) IDE Ribbon Cable
(1) Ribbon cable for (1) 5.25” and (2)
3.5” floppy disk drives
(1) ASUS 2-port USB connector set
with bracket
(1) Bag of spare jumpers
(1) Support drivers and utilities
(1) This Motherboard User’s Manual
(1) CPU Retention Module
(Preinstalled on motherboard)
(2) ASUS C-RIMM Continuity
RIMM
Optional Items
ASUS IrDA-compliant infrared
module
Two Rambus Memory Modules
LAN Card: PCI-L3C920
1394 Card: PCI-1394E
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2. FEATURES
2.1 The ASUS P4T-E
The ASUS P4T-E motherboard is carefully designed for the demanding PC user
who wants advanced features processed by the fastest processors.
2.1.1 Core Specifications
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Core Specifications
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Intel Processor Support: Intel Socket 478 Pentium ® 4 / Northwood ™
processors, 1.4 to 2.0 GHz and higher.
Intel 850 Chipset: Features the Intel® 850 chipset (82850 Tehama Memory Controller Hub, I/O Controller and Firmware Hub) with support for AGP 4X Pro
Mode, (1.5 volt only); 400MHz Front Side Bus (FSB); and dual channel RDRAM.
Intel ICH2: The Intel I/O Controller Hub 2 (82801 ICH2) features support for
UltraDMA/100, which allows burst mode data transfer rates of up to 100MB/
sec; and two USB controllers for a total of 4 USB ports.
Low Pin Count (LPC) Super Multi-I/O: Provides two high-speed UART
ompatible serial ports and one parallel port with EPP and ECP capabilities.
UART2 can also be directed from COM2 to the Infrared Module for wireless
connections.
PC800 Memory Support: Equipped with four Rambus Inline Memory Module
(RIMM) sockets to support Intel PC800/PC600-compliant Rambus DRAMs
(RDRAMs) (available in 64, 96, 128, 192, 256, 512MB) up to 2GB. These
RDRAMs are necessary to meet the increase in processor performance and
multimedia and 3D functions, especially where high bandwidth is required.
Intel® Accelerated Hub Architecture: Features a dedicated high speed hub
link between the ICH2 and MCH with a bandwidth of 266MB/sec – twice the
maximum bandwidth of the PCI bus.
UltraDMA/100 Support: Comes with an onboard PCI Bus Master IDE controller
with two connectors that support four IDE devices on two channels. Supports
UltraDMA/100, UltraDMA/66, UltraDMA/33, PIO Modes 3 & 4 and Bus Master
IDE DMA Mode 2, and Enhanced IDE devices, such as DVD-ROM, CD-ROM,
CD-R/RW, LS-120, and Tape Backup drives.
JumperFree™ Mode: Now processor settings and easy overclocking of
frequency and Vcore voltage can be controlled through the BIOS firmware if
JumperFree™ mode is enabled.
Easy-to-Use DIP Switches: As an alternative to JumperFree Mode™, jumpers
and DSW switches are included to allow manual adjustment of the processor’s
external frequency.
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2.1.2 Connections
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CPU socket: 478-pin surface mount, ZIF socket mPGA478 B.
PCI Expansion Slots: Provides five 32-bit PCI slots, (PCI 2.2 compliant) with
no ISA, eliminating bottlenecks and system memory management issues. All
PCI slots can support Bus Master PCI cards, such as SCSI or LAN cards. (PCI
supports up to 133MB/s maximum throughput.) The MB supports Concurrent
PCI, which allows multiple PCI transfers from PCI master bus to the memory
and processor.
AGP Pro Slot: Comes with an Accelerated Graphics Port Pro slot that
supports AGP cards for high performance, component level interconnect
targeted at 3D graphical applications using a 4X mode bus. The slot is keyed to
support only the latest 1.5 volt AGP cards: ASUS V3800 and newer
versions.
IDE connectors: Dual-channel bus master IDE connectors support up to four
Ultra DMA/100/66, PIO Modes 3 & 4 IDE devices. Both the primary (blue) and
secondary (black) connectors are slotted to prevent incorrect insertion of the
IDE ribbon cable.
Floppy disk connector: Supports the floppy disk drive ribbon cable. One side
of the connector is slotted to prevent incorrect insertion of the floppy disk cable.
CNR Support: A Communication and Networking Riser (CNR) slot provides
an interface to support very affordable multichannel audio, V.90 analog modem,
Home PNA, 10/100 Ethernet networking, and a USB hub.
USB ports: Four Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are available for connecting
USB devices such as a mouse and PDA.
IrDA: Supports an optional infrared port module for a wireless interface.
Serial ports: Two 9-pin COM1/COM2 ports are for pointing devices or other
serial devices.
Parallel port: 25-pin port connects a parallel printer or other devices.
PS/2 mouse port: Green 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 mouse.
PS/2 keyboard port: Purple 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 keyboard.
Onboard LED: Signals AC power is okay.
ATX power connector. Supplies the MB with ATX power.
Microphone jack (optional): Pink jack connects a microphone.
Line In jack (optional): Light blue jack connects a tape player or other audio
sources.
Line Out jack (optional): Lime jack connects a headphone or a speaker.
Game/MIDI connector (optional): This connector supports a joystick or a game
pad for playing games, and MIDI devices.
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Connections
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2. FEATURES
2.1.3 Optional Components
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AC’97 Codec: The latest high-performance mini-chipset supports hi-fidelity
18-bit stereo, full duplex audio performance, up to four analog line inputs, two
stereo outputs, and one mono output channel, 3D stereo enhancement.
Auxillary Power Connector: Extra power is available with 6 tooth connector.
SPDIFOUT Connector: Digital audio output support
2. FEATURES
Options / Performance
2.1.4 Performance and Intelligence
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High-Speed Data Transfer Interface: Onboard IDE Bus Master controller with
two connectors that support four IDE devices in two channels. Supports
UltraDMA/100/66, UltraDMA/33 (IDE DMA Mode 2), PIO Modes 3 & 4, and
supports Enhanced IDE devices, such as DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, CD-R/RW,
LS-120, and Tape Backup drives. (UltraDMA/66/100 requires a 40-pin 80-conductor cable to be enabled.)
RDRAM Optimized Performance: This motherboard supports Rambus
Dynamic Random Access Memory (RDRAM). While PC100 SDRAM modules
operate at 100MHz with a peak bandwidth of 0.8GB/s, MCH dual channel Rambus
DRAMs can operate at up to 400MHz with a peak bandwidth of 3.2GB/s.
Enhanced ACPI & Anti-Boot Virus Protection: Programmable BIOS (Flash
EEPROM), offering enhanced Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) for Windows 98/2000/Millenium compatibility, built-in firmware-based
virus protection, and autodetection of most devices for virtually automatic setup.
ACPI provides more Energy Saving Features for future operating systems (OS)
supporting OS Direct Power Management (OSPM) functionality. With these
features implemented in the OS, PCs can be ready around the clock, yet satisfy
all the energy saving standards.
Smart BIOS: 2Mbit firmware gives a new easy-to-use interface for more
control and protection for the motherboard. Supports Vcore and CPU/RDRAM
frequency adjustments, boot block write protection, and HD/SCSI/MO/ZIP/CD/
Floppy boot selection.
Suspend and Go: Suspend-to-RAM (STR) provides maximum power savings
as an alternative to leaving the computer ON and QuickStart™ so that you do
not have to wait for a long time for system bootup.
PC Health Monitoring: An easy way to examine and manage system status
information, such as CPU and systerm voltages, temperatures, and fan status
through the onboard hardware and the bundled ASUS PC Probe or Intel LDCM
software.
Desktop Management Interface (DMI): Supports DMI through BIOS, which
allows hardware to communicate within a standard protocol creating a higher
level of compatibility. (Requires DMI-enabled components.)
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Auto CPU Throttling Function: Incorporated into this motherboard is a new
technology to enable Pentium 4 processors auto throttling function. When auto
throttling is enabled, the CPU with throttle down to 50% of its duty cycle when
the CPU temperature reaches the threshold and return to 100% of its duty cycle
when temperature lowers to normal level. This function ensures the best performance and reliability.
Fan Status Monitoring and Alarm: To prevent system overheat and system
damage, the CPU, MAIN, and PCI fans are monitored for speed and failure. All
the fans are set for its normal RPM range and alarm thresholds.
Temperature Monitoring and Alert: To prevent system overheat and system
damage, this motherboard supports processor thermal sensing and auto-protection.
Voltage Monitoring and Alert: System voltage levels are monitored to ensure
stable current to critical motherboard components. Voltage specifications are
more critical for future processors, so monitoring is necessary to ensure proper
system configuration and management.
System Resources Alert: Today’s operating systems, such as Windows 98/
Millenium, and Windows NT/2000, require much more memory and hard drive
space to present enormous user interfaces and run large applications. The onboard hardware ASUS ASIC in conjunction with either the bundled ASUS PC
Probe or Intel LDCM will warn the user before the system resources are used up
to prevent possible application crashes. Suggestions will give the user information on managing their limited resources more efficiently.
Dual Function Power Button: Through BIOS, the power button can be defined
as the “Stand by” (ie.: Suspend or Sleep) button or as the Soft-Off (see ATX
Power / Soft-Off Switch Lead in 3.8 Connectors for more information) button.
Regardless of the setting, pushing the power button for more than 4 seconds will
enter the Soft-Off mode.
Peripheral Power Up: Keyboard or Mouse power up can be enabled or disabled through BIOS setup to allow the computer to be powered ON using your
keyboard or mouse click.
New Compliancy: Both the BIOS and hardware levels of the motherboard meet
the stringent requirements for PC 99 certification. The new PC 99 requirements
for systems and components are based on the following high-level goals: support for Plug and Play compatibility and power management for configuring
and managing all system components, and 32-bit device drivers and installation
procedures for Windows 95/NT and later. Color-coded connectors and descriptive icons make identification easy as required by PC 99.
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2.2 P4T-E Motherboard Components
See opposite page for locations.
Location
Processor Support Socket 478 for Pentium 4 Processors ....................................... 2
2. FEATURES
MB Components
Chipsets Intel 850 Memory Controller Hub (MCH) ............................... 4
Intel I/O Controller Hub 2 (ICH2) ......................................... 11
2Mbit Firmware Hub (FWH) ................................................. 13
Low Pin Count (LPC) Super Multi-I/O Chipset .................... 16
Main Memory Maximum 2GB support
4 RIMM Sockets ...................................................................... 5
Dual Channel PC800/PC600 RDRAM support
Switches DSW Frequency Setting ........................................................... 9
Expansion Slots 5 PCI Slots .............................................................................. 17
1 Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP Pro) Slot .......................... 21
1 Communications and Networking Riser (CNR) Slot .......... 15
System I/O 2 IDE Connectors (UltraDMA33/66/100 support) ................... 7
1 Floppy Disk Drive Connector ............................................... 8
1 USB Header (supports 2 USB ports) ................................... 12
1 Parallel Port Connector ............................................. (Top) 25
1 Serial COM1 Port Connector .............................. (Bottom) 26
1 Serial COM2 Port Connector .............................. (Bottom) 24
2 USB Port Connectors ......................................................... 27
1 PS/2 Mouse Connector .............................................. (Top) 28
1 PS/2 Keyboard Connector ................................... (Bottom) 28
Audio SPDIFOUT Connector ......................................... (optional) 18
Headphone Connector ........................................... (optional) 19
AC’97 Audio CODEC ............................................................ 20
Microphone 2 Connector ....................................... (optional) 22
1 Game/MIDI Connector .............................................. (Top) 23
1 Line Out Connector ............................................. (Bottom) 23
1 Line In Connector ................................................ (Bottom) 23
1 Line Microphone Connector ............................... (Bottom) 23
Hardware Monitoring ASUS onboard chipset ........................................................... 10
Power ATX Power Supply Connector ................................................. 1
ATX 12V Power Supply Connector ......................................... 3
Special Feature Auxillary Power Connector ...................................................... 6
Onboard LED ......................................................................... 14
Form Factor ATX
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2.2.1 Component Locations
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2. FEATURES
Component Locations
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3. HARDWARE SETUP
3.1 P4T-E Motherboard Layout
AUX Power
Connector
24.4cm (9.60in)
PS/2KBMS
ATX Power Connector
Socket 478
PARALLEL PORT
MAIN_FAN
GAME_AUDIO
COM2
Intel 850
Memory
Controller
Hub (MCH)
Line
Out
SECONDARY IDE
RIMMB1 (16/18 bit, 184-pin module)
COM1
PRIMARY IDE
3. H/W SETUP
Motherboard Layout
RIMMA1 (16/18 bit, 184-pin module)
RIMMB2 (16/18 bit, 184-pin module)
RIMMA2 (16/18 bit, 184-pin module)
USBPWR
USB
T: Port1
B: Port2
30.5cm (12.0in)
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
Line
In
MODEM
Mic
In
CPU_FAN
AUX
CD1
ATX12V
FLOPPY
MIC2
Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP Pro)
Audio
Codec
JR1
Intel I/O
Controller
Hub
(ICH2)
PCI1
HEADPHONE
R301
(CLRTC)
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
PCI2
HDDLED
SPDIFOUT
PCI3
P4T-E
Super
I/O
2Mbit
Firmware
Hub
PCI4
SMB
CNR_SLOT
J3J3+
LED
PCI5
USB2
IR
ADN
ASUS
ASIC
with
Hardware
Monitor
OC3
PCI_FAN
JEN
DIP
Switches
CHASSIS
PANEL
Grayed components are available only on certain models at the time of purchase.
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3. HARDWARE SETUP
Motherboard Settings
1) JEN
2) SW1 (Switches 6-10)
3) SW1 (Switches 1-4)
4) USBPWR
5) ADN
6) J3-J3+, OC3
Memory, CPU and Expansion
1) RIMMA1/A2/B1/B2
2) CPU
3) Heatsink
4) PCI1/2/3/4/5
5) AGP Pro
6) CNR
Connectors
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JumperFree™ Mode (JEN) (Disable / Enable)
CPU Ext. Freq. Selection (SW1 Switches 6-10)
Manual CPU Ratio Settings (SW1 Switches 1-4)
USB Device Wake-up (USBPWR)
Onboard Audio Codec (Enable/Disable)
USB2 / CNRUSB Selection
p.23
p.25
p.26
p.29
p.31
p.31
184-Pin System Memory Support
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
CPU Heatsink Retention Module Installation
32-bit PCI Bus Expansion Slots
Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP Pro) Slot
Communications and Networking Riser (CNR) Slot
3. H/W SETUP
Layout Contents
3.2 Layout Contents
PS2KBMS
p.32 PS/2 Mouse Connector (6 pin female)
PS2KBMS
p.32 PS/2 Keyboard Connector (6 pin female)
PRINTER
p.33 Parallel Port Connector (25 pin female)
COM1, COM2
p.33 Serial Port Connector (Two 9 pin male)
USB
p.33 Universal Serial Bus Ports (Two 4 pin female)
GAME_AUDIO
p.34 Joystick/MIDI Connector (15 pin female) (optional)
LINE-IN, -OUT, MIC
p.34 Audio Port Connectors (Three 1/8” female)(optional)
FLOPPY
p.34 Floppy Disk Drive Connector (34-1pin)
PRIMARY/SECONDARY IDE p.35 Primary/Secondary IDE Connectors (Two 40-1 pin)
MAIN_FAN, CPU_FAN, PCI_FAN p.36 Fan Connectors (Three 3 pin)
USB2
p.37 USB Header (10-1 pin)
MODEM, CD_IN, AUX
p.37 Internal Audio Connectors (Three 4 pin) (optional)
MIC2
p.38 Internal Microphone Connector (3 pin) (optional)
HEADPHONE
p.38 Headphone Connector (3 pin) (optional)
SPDIFOUT
p.38 Digital Audio Connector (4-1 pin) (optional)
IR
p.39 Standard Infrared (SIR) Module Connector (5 pin)
HDLED
p.39 IDE Activity LED (2 pin)
SMB
p.40 System Management Bus Connector (5-1 pin)
TR1
p.40 Device Thermal Sensor Connector (2 pin)
ATXPWR, ATX12V, (AUXPWR) p.41 Power Supply Connector (20 pin, 4 pin) (6 pin)
PWRLED (PANEL)
p.42 System Power LED Lead (3-1 pin)
KEYLOCK (PANEL)
p.43 Keyboard Lock Switch Lead (2 pin)
SPEAKER (PANEL)
p.44 System Warning Speaker Connector (4 pin)
MSG.LED (PANEL)
p.45 System Message LED (2 pin)
SMI (PANEL)
p.46 System Management Interrupt Switch Lead (2 pin)
PWRSW (PANEL)
p.47 ATX Power / Soft-Off Switch Lead (2 pin)
RESET (PANEL)
p.48 Reset Switch Lead (2 pin)
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3. HARDWARE SETUP
3.3 Hardware Setup Procedure
IMPORTANT: Due to Pentium 4 CPU’s power consumption requirement, an
ATX12V power supply is recommended for this motherboard. For typical system
configurations, an ATX12V power supply that can supply at least 230W and at least
8.5A on the +12V lead is required. For heavily-loaded configurations, an ATX12V
power supply that can supply at least 300W is required.
Complete the following steps before using your computer:
1. Check motherboard settings
2. Install memory modules
3. Install the Central Processing Unit (CPU)
4. Install Expansion Cards
5. Connect ribbon cables, panel wires, and power supply cables
6. Configure the BIOS parameter settings
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Getting Started
WARNING! Make sure that you unplug your power supply when adding or
removing system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to
your motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.
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3.4 Motherboard Settings
This section tells you how to change motherboard function settings through the
switches and/or jumpers.
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Motherboard Settings
WARNING! Computer motherboards and expansion cards contain very delicate
Integrated Circuit (IC) chips. To protect them against damage from static electricity, you should follow some precautions whenever you work on your computer.
1. Unplug your computer when working on the inside.
2. Use a grounded wrist strap before handling computer components. If you do
not have one, touch both of your hands to a safely grounded object or to a metal
object, such as the power supply case.
3. Hold components by the edges and try not to touch the IC chips, leads or connectors, or other components.
4. Place components on a grounded antistatic pad or on the bag that came with the
component whenever the components are separated from the system.
5. Ensure that the ATX power supply is switched off before you plug in or
remove the ATX power connector on the motherboard.
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Standby
Power
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Motherboard Frequency Settings (SW1 Switches)
The motherboard frequency is adjusted through the DIP switches. The white block
represents the switch’s position. The illustration below shows all the switches in the
OFF position.
SW1
ON
OFF
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1. Frequency Multiple
2. Frequency Multiple
3. Frequency Multiple
4. Frequency Multiple
5. Reserved
6. Frequency Selection
7. Frequency Selection
8. Frequency Selection
9. Frequency Selection
10. Frequency Selection
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Motherboard Settings
1) JumperFree™ Mode (JEN)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the JumperFree™ mode. The
JumperFree™ mode allows processor settings to be made through the BIOS setup
(see 4.4 Advanced Menu).
Setting
Enable (JumperFree)
Disable (Jumper Mode)
JEN
[2-3] (default)
[1-2]
JEN
SW1
ON
OFF
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Jumper Mode
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2 3
1 2
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2) CPU External Frequency Selection (SW1 Switches 6-10)
This option tells the clock generator what frequency to send to the CPU, DRAM,
and the PCI bus. This allows the selection of the CPU’s External frequency (or
BUS Clock). The BUS Clock multiplied by the Frequency Multiple equals the
CPU’s Internal frequency (the advertised CPU speed).
SW1
CPU 100.0MHz
AGP 66.0MHz
33.0MHz
PCI
ON
103.0MHz
68.0MHz
34.0MHz
ON
105.0MHz
70.0MHz
35.0MHz
ON
110.0MHz
73.0MHz
36.0MHz
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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External Frequency Selection
WARNING! Set the CPU frequency only to the recommended settings.
Frequencies other than the recommended CPU bus frequencies are not guaranteed
to be stable. Overclocking the processor is not recommended. It may result in a
slower speed.
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3) Manual CPU Ratio Settings (SW1 Switches 1-4)
Set SW1 switches (7-10) to use the clock multiplier to coordinate the ratio of
bus speeds with CPU settings. Set the DSW switches according to the internal
speed of your processor and the bus frequency.
IMPORTANT:
1. To use this feature, JEN must be set to Jumper Mode, [1-2].
(See 1, JumperFree™ Mode (JEN) in 3, HARDWARE SETUP.)
2. When JumperFree mode is enabled, use BIOS setup in place of these switches.
(Set Operating Frequency Setting to User Define under 4.4 Advanced Menu
in BIOS Setup so you can set the CPU Frequency.)
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Motherboard Settings
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P4T-E CPU Frequency
Multiple Selection
SW1
ON
ON
ON
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
8.0x
10.0x
11.0x
ON
ON
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
13.0x
ON
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
17.0x
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
21.0x
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
19.0x
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
16.0x
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
18.0x
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
15.0x
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
12.0x
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
14.0x
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
22.0x
20.0x
ON
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
23.0x
24.0x
CPU Ratio Multiplier Table
Multiplier
8.0x
10.0x
11.0x
12.0x
13.0x
14.0x
15.0x
16.0x
17.0x
18.0x
19.0x
20.0x
21.0x
22.0x
23.0x
24.0x
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1
[OFF]
[ON]
[OFF]
[ON]
[OFF]
[ON]
[OFF]
[ON]
[OFF]
[ON]
[OFF]
[ON]
[OFF]
[ON]
[OFF]
[ON]
2
[OFF]
[OFF]
[ON]
[ON]
[OFF]
[OFF]
[ON]
[ON]
[OFF]
[OFF]
[ON]
[ON]
[OFF]
[OFF]
[ON]
[ON]
3
[OFF]
[OFF]
[OFF]
[OFF]
[ON]
[ON]
[ON]
[ON]
[OFF]
[OFF]
[OFF]
[OFF]
[ON]
[ON]
[ON]
[ON]
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[OFF]
[OFF]
[OFF]
[OFF]
[OFF]
[OFF]
[OFF]
[OFF]
[ON]
[ON]
[ON]
[ON]
[ON]
[ON]
[ON]
[ON]
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4) USB Device Wake-up (USBPWR)
The jumpers are set to +5V as the default to allow wake up from the S1 sleep
state (CPU stopped; RAM refreshed; system running in low power mode) using
the connected USB devices. Set the jumpers to +5VSB to allow wake up from
S3 sleep state (no power to CPU; RAM in slow refresh; power supply in reduced power mode).
The default setting for the three jumpers is 2-3 to select +5V (because not all
computers have the appropriate power supply to support the other mode).
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Motherboard Settings
NOTES:
1. This feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply at least 2A on
the +5VSB lead when these jumpers are set to +5VSB. Otherwise, the
system does not power up.
2. The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply capability
(+5VSB) whether under normal working conditions or in sleep mode.
USBPWR
2
1
+5VSB
3
2
+5V
(Default)
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P4T-E USB Device Wake Up
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5) Onboard Audio Setting (ADN) (audio models only)
The onboard Audio Codec may be enabled or disabled using these jumpers.
Disable the onboard Audio Codec if using a PCI audio card on any of the
expansion slots or a primary audio/modem CNR on a CNR slot (see CNR Slot
later in this section).
Setting
ADN
Enable
[1-2] (default)
Disable
[2-3]
ADN
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Motherboard Settings
3
2
2
1
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ENABLE AUDIO
(Default)
DISABLE AUDIO
P4T-E AUDIO Setting
6) USB2 / CNRUSB Selection (J3-J3+, OC3)
The CNR slot can support an optional USB hub CNR card. Three jumpers are
used to control selection of USB or CNR functions: J3-, J3+ and OC3. The
factory default setting is for standard USB2 control. If a USB hub CNR card is
used, reset these jumpers to CNRUSB setting shown below.
IMPORTANT! Always set all three jumpers accordingly when selecting a device.
1 2
1 2
J3J3+
OC3
USB2
(Default)
2 3
2 3
OC3
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CNRUSB
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3.5 System Memory
NOTE: No hardware or BIOS setup is required after adding or removing memory.
This motherboard has four 184-pin Rambus Inline Memory Modules (RIMM) sockets.
These sockets support 64Mbit, 128Mbit, and 256Mbit Direct RDRAM technologies.
Memory Module
Subtotal
RIMMA1
(Rows 0&1)
RDRAM
C-RIMM (use when socket will not be populated)
x1
RIMMA2
(Rows 2&3)
RDRAM
C-RIMM (use when socket will not be populated)
x1
RIMMB1
(Rows 4&5)
RDRAM
C-RIMM (use when socket will not be populated)
x1
RIMMB2
(Rows 6&7)
RDRAM
C-RIMM (use when socket will not be populated)
x1
TOTAL SYSTEM MEMORY
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System Memory
Location
=
(2GB Max)
IMPORTANT
1. The memory configuration of channel A (RIMMA1 and RIMMA2) and
channel B (RIMMB1 and RIMMB2) must be identical (see below).
2. C-RIMMs (Continuity RIMM) must be used to complete the sockets that
are not populated by RDRAMs. A C-RIMM is necessary to avoid breaking
the signal lines, which are a serial connection in a Rambus interface, such
as used in this motherboard. This assures the electrical integrity of a Rambus
interface.
3. When C-RIMMs are required, it is recommended that they be inserted into
RIMMA2 and RIMMB2.
a.
C-RIMM
128MB RDRAM
RIMMB2
RIMMB1
C-RIMM
128MB RDRAM
RIMMA2
RIMMA1
128MB RDRAM
C-RIMM
RIMMB2
RIMMB1
128MB RDRAM
C-RIMM
RIMMA2
RIMMA1
128MB RDRAM
128MB RDRAM
RIMMB2
RIMMB1
128MB RDRAM
128MB RDRAM
RIMMA2
RIMMA1
NOTE: When using only two memory
modules, it is recommended that you
use configuration a.
b.
c.
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3.5.1 Installing Memory
The memory module (RIMM) will fit in only one orientation.
IMPORTANT: Do not touch the memory module’s connectors. Handle the module only by the edges.
RIMM Sockets
RIMM with Heat Spreader
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System Memory
P4T-E 184-Pin RIMM Sockets
C-RIMM
1. Make sure that the notch keys in the module are aligned with the small ribs
inside the RIMM sockets.
MOUNTING NOTCH
RDRAM (with heat spreader)
NOTCH KEYS
CONNECTORS
(TOP VIEW)
EJECTOR
RIBS (inside socket)
2. With the ejectors in the open position (as shown), push down gently but firmly
on the memory module until it snaps into place. The guides on the socket’s
ejectors should go through the two mounting notches on the module and the
ejectors should close. If necessary, push the ejectors inward to secure the module in place.
Removing Memory
To release a memory module, push both ejectors outward and pull the module straight
up and out of the RIMM sockets.
WARNING! RIMM modules become extremely hot during operation. To reduce the risk of personal injury from hot surfaces, allow the modules to cool off
before removing them.
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3.6 Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard provides a ZIF Socket 478, for CPU installation. A fan and heatsink should be attached to the CPU to prevent overheating. Purchase and install a
fan and heatsink before turning on the system.
Gold Arrow
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1. Locate the Socket 478 and open it by pulling
the lever gently sideways away from the socket.
Then lift the lever upwards. The socket lever
must be fully opened (90 to 100 degrees).
90 - 100
2. Insert the CPU with the correct orientation. The Gold Arrow
gold arrow of the CPU must be oriented
toward the inner corner of the socket base
nearest to the hinge of the lever handle.
CAUTION! The CPU fits in one orientation
and should drop easily into place. Do not force
the CPU into the socket to avoid bending the
pins. If the CPU does not fit, check its
alignment and look for bent pins.
3. Once completely inserted, press the CPU firmly and close the socket lever until it
snaps into its locked position.
4. Install an Intel fan heatsink.
CAUTION! Take care not to scrape the motherboard surface when mounting a
clamp-style processor fan, or else damage may occur. When mounting a heatsink
onto your CPU, make sure that exposed CPU capacitors do not touch the
heatsink, or else damage may occur! Refer to heatsink/CPU documentation.
NOTE: Do not forget to set the correct Bus Frequency and Multiple (frequency
multiple setting is available only on unlocked processors) for your Socket 478
processor or else boot-up may not be possible. Socket 478 processors provide
internal thermal sensing: a socket mounted thermal resistor is not needed.
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CPU
P4T-E Socket 478
3. HARDWARE SETUP
3.6.1 Installing the Heatsink and Fan
The Intel® Pentium® 4 478 / Northwood Processor requires a specially designed
heatsink and fan assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
The Intel Pentium 4 478 / Northwood Processor includes the heatsink, fan, and
retention mechanism. If a CPU is purchased separately, only use an Intel certified
heatsink and fan.
Step 1: Mount the Heatsink
Place the heatsink on top of the installed CPU. Make sure that the heatsink fits
properly on the retention module base. Note that the retention module base is
already installed on the motherboard.
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CPU Heatsink
CPU Heatsink
Retention Module Base
WARNING! Be sure that there is sufficient air circulation across the
processor’s heatsink by regularly checking that your CPU fan is
working. Without sufficient circulation, the processor could overheat
and damage both the processor and the motherboard.
NOTE: If using a rectangular heatsink, use a model with fin-ends that
project and terminate on the longer side of the unit, not on the shorter
side.
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Step 2: Mount the Fan
Position the fan with the retention mechanism on top of the heatsink. Align and
snap the four hooks of the retention mechanism to the holes on each corner of the
module base. Carefully fit the fan and retention mechanism assembly perfectly to
the heatsink and module base, otherwise you cannot snap the hooks into the holes.
Keep the retention locks lifted upward while fitting the retention mechanism to
the module base.
Retention Hole
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CPU Heatsink
Retention Lock
Retention Hook
Snapped to the
Retention Hole
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Step 3: Lock the Retention Mechanism
Push down the locks on the retention mechanism to secure the heatsink and fan to
the module base. When secure, the retention locks should point to opposite
directions. The heatsink should entirely cover the CPU. With the added weight
of the CPU fan and heatsink locking brace, no extra force is required to keep the
CPU in place. Connect the CPU fan cable to the fan connector.
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CPU Heatsink
Step 4: Connect the CPU Fan Cable
With the fan, heatsink, and the retention mechanism in place, attach the CPU fan
cable to the connector on the motherboard labelled CPUFAN.
CPU Fan Connector (CPUFAN)
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3.7 Expansion Cards
3.7.1 Expansion Card Installation Procedure
1. Read the documentation for your expansion card and make any necessary hardware or software settings for your expansion card, such as jumpers.
2. Remove your computer system’s cover and the bracket plate on the slot you
intend to use. Keep the bracket for possible future use.
3. Carefully align the card’s connectors and press firmly.
4. Secure the card on the slot with the screw you removed above.
5. Replace the computer system’s cover.
6. Set up the BIOS if necessary
(such as IRQ XX Reserved for Legacy Device: Yes in 4.4.3 PCI Configuration)
7. Install the necessary software drivers for your expansion card.
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Expansion Cards
WARNING! Unplug your power supply when adding or removing expansion
Cards or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to
both your motherboard and expansion cards. (See 3.3 Hardware Setup Procedure for more information).
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3.7.2 Assigning IRQs for Expansion Cards
Some expansion cards need an IRQ to operate. Generally, an IRQ must be exclusively assigned to one use. In a standard design, there are 16 IRQs available but
most of them are already in use, leaving 6 IRQs free for expansion cards. If your
motherboard has PCI audio onboard, an additional IRQ will be used. If your motherboard also has MIDI enabled, another IRQ will be used, leaving 4 IRQs free.
Standard Interrupt Assignments
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Expansion Cards
IRQ
Priority
Standard Function
0
1
System Timer
1
2
Keyboard Controller
2
N/A
Programmable Interrupt
3*
11
Communications Port (COM2)
4*
12
Communications Port (COM1)
5*
13
Sound Card (sometimes LPT2)
6
14
Floppy Disk Controller
7*
15
Printer Port (LPT1)
8
3
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
9*
4
ACPI Mode when enabled
10*
5
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
11*
6
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
12*
7
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
13
8
Numeric Data Processor
14*
9
Primary IDE Channel
15*
10
Secondary IDE Channel
*These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
Interrupt Request Table for this Motherboard
INT-A INT-B INT-C INT-D INT-E
PCI slot 1
—
—
—
—
—
PCI slot 2
—
—
—
—
—
PCI slot 3
—
—
—
—
—
PCI slot 4
—
—
—
—
used
PCI slot 5
—
—
shared —
—
AGP slot
used —
—
—
—
USB HC0
—
—
—
used —
USB HC1
—
—
—
—
—
SMB
—
shared —
—
—
AC’97
—
shared —
—
—
INT-F
shared
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
INT-G
—
used
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
INT-H
—
—
shared
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
IMPORTANT: If using PCI cards on shared slots, make sure that the drivers support “Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Conflicts will arise
between the two PCI groups that will make the system unstable or cards inoperable.
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3.7.3 Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP Pro)
This motherboard provides an accelerated graphics port (AGP Pro) to support a new
generation of AGP graphics cards with ultra-high memory bandwidth.
AGP Card without Retention Notch
TOP VIEW
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20-pin bay
Rib (inside slot)
28-pin bay
Rib
P4T-E Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP PRO)
An early 3.3V AGP card:
Do not use.
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Expansion Cards
IMPORTANT: Only 1.5V AGP cards are supported. ASUS® AGP 4X cards are
rated for both 1.5 and 3.3 Volts. Early AGP cards only operate at 3.3 volts and will
not fit properly into the new AGP 4X slots. See examples of both types below:
A new 1.5 / 3.3V AGP card:
OKAY to use.
3.7.4 Communications and Networking Riser (CNR)
This connector supports specially designed network, audio, or modem riser cards.
Main processing is done through software and controlled by the motherboard’s
system chipset. This provides upgradeable network, audio, and/or modem solutions
at an incredibly low cost.
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3.8 External Connectors
WARNING! Some pins are used for connectors or power sources. These are
clearly distinguished from jumpers in the Motherboard Layout. Placing jumper
caps over these connector pins will cause damage to your motherboard.
IMPORTANT: Ribbon cables should always be connected with the red stripe to
Pin 1 on the connectors. Pin 1 is usually on the side closest to the power connector on hard drives and CD-ROM drives, but may be on the opposite side on
floppy disk drives. Check the connectors before installation because there may
be exceptions. IDE ribbon cables must be less than 46 cm (18 in.), with the
second drive connector no more than 15 cm (6 in.) from the first connector.
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Connectors
1) PS/2 Mouse Connector (Green 6-pin PS2KBMS)
The system will direct IRQ12 to the PS/2 mouse if one is detected. If one is not
detected, expansion cards can use IRQ12. See PS/2 Mouse Function Control
in 4.4 Advanced Menu.
PS/2 Mouse (6-pin Female)
2) PS/2 Keyboard Connector (Purple 6-pin PS2KBMS)
This connection is for a standard keyboard using an PS/2 plug (mini DIN). This
connector will not allow standard AT size (large DIN) keyboard plugs. You
may use a DIN to mini DIN adapter on standard AT keyboards.
PS/2 Keyboard (6-pin Female)
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3) Parallel Port Connector (Burgundy 25-pin PRINTER)
You can enable the parallel port and choose the IRQ through Onboard Parallel
Port (see 4.4.2 I/O Device Configuration).
NOTE: Serial printers must be connected to the serial port.
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Connectors
Parallel Port (25-pin Female)
4) Serial Port Connectors (Teal/Turquoise 9-pin COM1, 9-pin COM2)
Two serial ports are ready for a mouse or other serial devices. See Onboard
Serial Port 1/2 in 4.4.2 I/O Device Configuration for settings.
COM1
COM2
Serial Ports (9-pin Male)
5) Universal Serial Bus Ports (Black two 4 pin USB)
Two USB ports are available for connecting USB devices. For additional USB
ports, you can use the USB headers (see USB Headers later in this section).
NOTE: USB Function (see 4.4.3 PCI Configuration) must be Enabled to use
these ports.
USB 1
Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2
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6) Joystick/MIDI Connector (15 pin Female GAME_AUDIO)
You may connect game joysticks or game pades to this connector for playing
games. Connect MIDI devices for playing or editing audio.
Game/MIDI (15-pin Female)
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Connectors
7) Audio Port Connectors (Three 1/8” Female LINE IN, LINE OUT, MIC)
Line Out can be connected to headphones or preferably powered speakers.
Line In allows tape players or other audio sources to be recorded by your computer or played through the Line Out. Mic allows microphones to be connected
for inputting voice.
Line Out Line In Mic
1/8" Stereo Audio Connectors
8) Floppy Disk Drive Connector (34-1pin FLOPPY)
This connector supports the provided floppy drive ribbon cable. After connecting the single end to the board, connect the two plugs on the other end to the
floppy drives. (Pin 5 is removed to prevent inserting the cable into the wrong
orientation).
FLOPPY
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
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9) Primary (Blue) / Secondary IDE Connectors (Two 40-1pin IDE)
These connectors support the provided IDE hard disk ribbon cable. Connect the
cable’s blue connector to the motherboard’s primary (recommended) or secondary IDE connector. Then connect the gray connector to your UltraDMA/100
slave device (hard disk drive) and the black connector to your UltraDMA/100
master device. It is recommended that non-UltraDMA/100 devices be connected
to the secondary IDE connector. If you install two hard disks, you must configure the second drive to Slave mode. Please refer to your hard disk documentation for the jumper settings. BIOS now supports specific device bootup (see 4.6
Boot Menu). (Pin 20 is removed to prevent wrong orientations).
TIP: You may configure two hard disks to be both Masters with two ribbon
cables – one for the primary IDE connector and another for the secondary IDE
connector. You may install one operating system on an IDE drive and another
on a SCSI drive and select the boot disk through 4.6 Boot Menu.
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Primary IDE Connector
PIN 1
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Connectors
Secondary IDE Connector
IMPORTANT: UltraDMA/100 IDE devices must use a 40-pin 80-conductor IDE
cable for 100MByte/sec transfer rates.
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
PIN 1
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10) Fan Connectors (3 pin MAIN_FAN, CPU_FAN, PCI_FAN)
These connectors support cooling fans of 350mA (4.2 Watts) or less. Orientate
the fans so that the heat sink fins allow airflow to go across the onboard heat
sink(s) instead of the expansion slots. Depending on the fan manufacturer, the
wiring and plug may be different. The red wire should be positive, while the
black should be ground. Connect the fan’s plug to the board taking into consideration the polarity of the connector.
NOTE: The “Rotation” signal is to be used only by a specially designed fan with
rotation signal. The Rotations per Minute (RPM) can monitored using a utility such
as ASUS PC Probe or Intel LDCM.
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Connectors
WARNING! The CPU and/or motherboard will overheat if there is no airflow
across the CPU and onboard heatsinks. Damage may occur to the motherboard
and/or the CPU fan if these pins are incorrectly used. These are not jumpers,
do not place jumper caps over these pins.
MAIN_FAN
GND
+12V
Rotation
CPU_FAN
GND
+12V
Rotation
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PCI_FAN
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Rotation
+12V
GND
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11) USB Headers (10-1 pin USB2)
If the USB Ports on the back panels are inadequate, a USB header is available
for two additional USB ports. Connect the 10-1 pin ribbon cable from the provided 2-port USB connector set to the midboard 10-1 pin USB header and mount
the USB connector set to an open slot on your chassis.
USB2
1
5
6
10
1: USB Power
2: USBP2–
3: USBP2+
4: GND
5: NC
P4T-E
6: USB Power
7: USBP3–
8: USBP3+
9: GND
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Connectors
P4T-E USB Headers
12) Internal Audio Connectors (4-pin MODEM, CD_IN, AUX)
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from such audio-visual sources as a CD-ROM input, or MPEG card.
MODEM
Modem-Out
Ground
Ground
Modem-In
AUX (White)
CD1 (Black)
Left Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Right Audio Channel
P4T-E
P4T-E Internal Audio Connectors
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13) Internal Microphone Connector (3 pin MIC2) (optional)
Microphone audio may be directly input through this connector.
MIC2
MIC Input
1
MIC Power
Ground
P4T-E
P4T-E Internal Microphone Connector
14) Headphone (3 pin HEADPHONE) (optional)
An external headphone feeds from the motherboard using this connector.
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Connectors
HEADPHONE
Headphone Left
Headphone Right
1
GND
P4T-E
P4T-E True-Level Line Out Header
15) Digital Audio Connector (4-1 pin SPDIFOUT) (optional)
This connector supports an SPDIF audio module that processes digital instead
of analog audio output. Connect one end of the audio cable to the SPDIFOUT
connector on the motherboard and the other end to the SPDIF module. NOTE:
The SPDIF module must be purchased separately.
SPDIFOUT
GND
+5V
SPDIFOUT
P4T-E
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16) Standard and Consumer Infrared (SIR) Module Connector (5-pin IR)
This connector supports an optional wireless transmitting and receiving infrared
module. This module mounts to a small opening on system cases that support
this feature. You must also configure the setting through UART2 Use Infrared
(see 4.4.2 I/O Device Configuration) to select whether UART2 is directed for
use with COM2 or IrDA. Use the five pins as shown in Back View and connect
a ribbon cable from the module to the motherboard’s SIR connector according
to the pin definitions.
Front View
Back View
+5V
(NC)
IRRX
GND
IRTX
IR
+5V
(NC)
IRTX
GND
P4T-E
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Connectors
1
IRRX
P4T-E Infrared Module Connector
17) IDE Activity LED (2-pin HDLED)
This connector supplies power to the cabinet’s IDE activity LED. Read and
write activity by devices connected to the Primary/Secondary IDE and Primary/
Secondary ATA100 connectors will cause the LED to light up.
HDDLED
P4T-E
TIP: If the case-mounted LED does not
light, try reversing the 2-pin plug.
P4T-E HDD Activity LED
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18) SMB Connector (5-1 pin SMB)
This connector allows you to connect SMBus (System Management Bus) devices. SMBus devices communicate by means of the SMBus with an SMBus
host and/or other SMBus devices. SMBus is a specific implementation of an
I2C bus, which is a multi-device bus; that is, multiple chips can be connected to
the same bus and each one can act as a master by initiating data transfer.
SMB
Ground
SMBDATA
+3V
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Connectors
P4T-E SMBus Connector
FLOATING
SMBCLK
1
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19) Device Thermal Sensor Connector (2-pin TR1)
If you have a device (e.g. power supply) with thermal monitoring, connect its
thermal sensor cable to this connector.
TR1
Thermal
Sensor
Connector
P4T-E
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20) Power Supply Connectors (20-pin block ATXPWR) (4-pin ATX12V) (6
pin block AUXPWR (optional)
These connectors supply ATX 12V power. Each power supply plug inserts in
one orientation only. Push down firmly and make sure the pins are aligned.
IMPORTANT: Make sure that your ATX 12V power supply (minimum recommended wattage: 230 watts; 300W for a fully-configured system) can supply at
least 20 amperes on the +5-volt lead and at least 720mA on the +5-volt standby
lead (+5VSB). Your system may become unstable/unreliable and may experience difficulty in powering up if your power supply is inadequate. For WakeOn-LAN support, your ATX power supply (minimum recommended wattage:
230watts) must supply at least 720mA +5VSB.
AUXPWR
Pin 1
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Connectors
+5V
+3V
COM
Key
Pin 1
ATXPWR
ATX12V
P4T-E
COM
+12V DC
Pin 1
COM
+12V DC
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+5VSB
PWR_OK
COM
+5.0VDC
COM
+5.0VDC
COM
+3.3VDC
+3.3VDC
+5.0VDC
+5.0VDC
-5.0VDC
COM
COM
COM
PS_ON#
COM
-12.0VDC
+3.3VDC
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The following diagram is for items 21–27:
Message LED
P4T-E
SMI Lead
P4T-E System Panel Connectors
Reset
Ground
+5 V
MLED
ExtSMI#
Ground
PWR
Ground
+5 V
PLED
Keylock
Ground
Power LED
Speaker
Connector
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
Keyboard Lock
Reset SW
ATX Power
Switch*
* Requires an ATX power supply.
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Connectors
21) System Power LED Lead (3-1 pin PWRLED)
This 3-1 pin connector connects the system power LED, which lights when the
system is powered on and blinks when it is in sleep mode.
22) Keyboard Lock Switch Lead (2-pin KEYLOCK)
This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted key switch to allow keyboard locking.
23) System Warning Speaker Connector (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector connects to the case-mounted speaker. Two sources
(LINE_OUT and SPEAKER) will allow you to hear system beeps and warnings. Only SPEAKER will allow you to hear system beeps before the integrated
audio has been properly initialized.
24) System Message LED Lead (2-pin MSG.LED)
This indicates whether a message has been received from a fax/modem. The
LED will remain lit when there is no signal and blink when there is data received. This function requires an ACPI OS and driver support.
25) System Management Interrupt Lead (2-pin SMI)
This allows the user to manually place the system into a suspend mode or “Green”
mode, where system activity is decreased to save electricity and expand the life
of certain components when the system is not in use. This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted suspend switch.
26) ATX Power Switch Lead (2-pin PWRSW)
The system power is controlled by a momentary switch connected to this lead.
Pressing the button once will switch the system between ON and SOFT OFF.
Pushing the switch while in the ON mode for more than 4 seconds will turn the
system off. The system power LED shows the status of the system’s power.
27) Reset Switch Lead (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector connects to the case-mounted reset switch for rebooting
your computer without having to turn off your power switch. This is a preferred
method of rebooting to prolong the life of the system’s power supply.
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3.9 Starting Up the First Time
1. After all connections are made, close the system case cover.
2. Be sure that all switches are off (in some systems, marked with ), and
the power input voltage is set to comply with the standard used in your
country (220V-240V or 110-120V).
3. Connect the power supply cord into the power supply located on the
back of your system case according to your system user’s manual.
4. Connect the power cord into a power outlet that is equipped with a surge
protector.
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Powering Up
5. You may then turn on your devices in the following order:
a. Your monitor
b. External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c. Your system power. For ATX power supplies, you need to switch on
the power supply as well as press the ATX power switch on the front
of the case.
6. The power LED on the front panel of the system case will light. For
ATX power supplies, the system LED will light when the ATX power
switch is pressed. The LED on the monitor may light up or switch between orange and green after the system’s if it complies with “green”
standards or if it has a power standby feature. The system will then run
power-on tests. While the tests are running, the BIOS will alarm beeps
or additional messages will appear on the screen. If you do not see
anything within 30 seconds from the time you turn on the power, the
system may have failed a power-on test. Recheck your jumper settings
and connections or call your retailer for assistance.
Award BIOS Beep Codes
Beep
One short beep when
displaying logo
Long beeps in an endless loop
One long beep followed by
three short beeps
High frequency beeps when
system is working
Meaning
No error during POST
No DRAM installed or detected
Video card not found or video card
memory bad
CPU overheated
System running at a lower frequency
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7. During power-on, hold down <Delete> to enter BIOS setup. Follow the
instructions in 4. BIOS SETUP.
* Powering Off your computer: You must first exit or shut down your
operating system before switching off the power switch. For ATX power
supplies, you can press the ATX power switch after exiting or shutting
down your operating system. If you use Windows 9X, click the Start
button, click Shut Down, and then click Shut down the computer?
The power supply should turn off after Windows shuts down.
NOTE: The message “You can now safely turn off your computer”
will not appear when shutting down with ATX power supplies.
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4.1 Managing and Updating Your BIOS
4.1.1 Upon First Use of the Computer System
It is recommended that you save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS
along with a Flash Memory Writer utility (AFLASH.EXE) to a bootable
floppy disk in case you need to reinstall the BIOS later. AFLASH.EXE is a
Flash Memory Writer utility that updates the BIOS by uploading a new BIOS
file to the programmable flash ROM on the motherboard. This file works
only in DOS mode. To determine the BIOS version of your motherboard,
check the last four numbers of the code displayed on the upper left-hand
corner of your screen during bootup. Larger numbers represent a newer BIOS
file.
4. BIOS SETUP
Updating BIOS
1. Type FORMAT A:/S at the DOS prompt to create a bootable system
floppy disk. DO NOT copy AUTOEXEC.BAT & CONFIG.SYS to the
disk.
2. Type COPY D:\AFLASH\AFLASH.EXE A:\ (assuming D is your CDROM drive) to copy AFLASH.EXE to the just created boot disk.
NOTE: AFLASH works only in DOS mode. It will not work with DOS
prompt in Windows and will not work with certain memory drivers that
may be loaded when you boot from your hard drive. It is recommended
that you reboot using a floppy.
3. Reboot your computer from the floppy disk. NOTE: BIOS setup must
specify “Floppy” as the first item in the boot sequence.
4. In DOS mode, type A:\AFLASH <Enter> to run AFLASH.
IMPORTANT! If “unknown” is displayed after Flash Memory:, the memory
chip is either not programmable or is not supported by the ACPI BIOS and
therefore, cannot be programmed by the Flash Memory Writer utility.
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5. Select 1. Save Current BIOS to File from the Main menu and press
<Enter>. The Save Current BIOS To File screen appears.
6. Type a filename and the path, for example, A:\XXX-XX.XXX and then
press <Enter>.
4.1.2 Updating BIOS Procedures
WARNING! Only update your BIOS if you have problems with your motherboard and you know that the new BIOS revision will solve your problems.
Careless updating can result in your motherboard having more problems!
4. BIOS SETUP
Updating BIOS
1. Download an updated ASUS BIOS file from the Internet (WWW or
FTP) (see ASUS CONTACT INFORMATION on page 3 for details)
and save to the disk you created earlier.
2. Boot from the disk you created earlier.
3. At the “A:\” prompt, type AFLASH and then press <Enter>.
4. At the Main Menu, type 2 and then press <Enter>. The Update BIOS
Including Boot Block and ESCD screen appears.
5. Type the filename of your new BIOS and the path, for example, A:\XXXXX.XXX, and then press <Enter>.
NOTE: To cancel this operation, press <Enter>.
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6. When prompted to confirm the BIOS update, press Y to start the update.
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Updating BIOS
7. The utility starts to program the new BIOS information into the flash
ROM. The boot block will be updated automatically only when necessary. This will minimize the chance that a failed update will prevent
your system from booting up. When the programming is finished,
Flashed Successfully will be displayed.
NOTE: When you see the message “Boot Block is different”, you
may still press <Y> to update the BIOS. Yet if the update fails, your
system will run a greater risk of boot failure depending on whether
the boot block is damaged or not.
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8. Follow the onscreen instructions to continue.
WARNING! If you encounter problems while updating the new BIOS,
DO NOT turn off your system since this might prevent your system
from booting up. Just repeat the process, and if the problem still persists, update the original BIOS file you saved to disk above. If the Flash
Memory Writer utility was not able to successfully update a complete
BIOS file, your system may not be able to boot up. If this happens, your
system will need servicing.
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4.2 BIOS Setup Program
This motherboard supports a programmable EEPROM that can be updated using
the provided utility as described in 4.1 Managing and Updating Your BIOS.
The utility is used if you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring your system,
or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section describes how to configure your system
using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, at some time in the future
you may want to change the configuration of your computer. For example, you
may want to enable the Security Password Feature or make changes to the power
management settings. It will then be necessary to reconfigure your system using
the BIOS Setup program so that the computer can recognize these changes and
record them in the CMOS RAM of the EEPROM.
4. BIOS SETUP
Program Information
The EEPROM on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up the
computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. This
appears during the Power-On Self Test (POST). Press <Delete> to call up the Setup
utility. If you are a little bit late in pressing the mentioned key, POST will continue
with its test routines, thus preventing you from calling up Setup. If you still need to
call Setup, restart the system by pressing <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Delete>, or by pressing the Reset button on the system chassis. You can also restart by turning the
system off and then back on again. But do so only if the first two methods fail.
The Setup program has been designed to make it as easy to use as possible. It is a
menu-driven program, which means you can scroll through the various sub-menus
and make your selections among the predetermined choices.
To access the BIOS Setup program, press the <Delete> key after
the computer has run through its POST.
NOTE: Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the following
BIOS screens and descriptions are for reference purposes only and may not reflect your BIOS screens exactly.
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4.2.1 BIOS Menu Bar
The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections:
MAIN
Use this menu to make changes to the basic system configuration.
ADVANCED Use this menu to enable and make changes to the advanced
features.
POWER
Use this menu to configure and enable Power Management
features.
BOOT
Use this menu to configure the default system device used to locate and load the Operating System.
EXIT
Use this menu to exit the current menu or specify how to exit the
Setup program.
To access the menu bar items, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard
until the desired item is highlighted.
4.2.2 Legend Bar
At the bottom of the Setup screen you will notice a legend bar. The keys in the
legend bar allow you to navigate through the various setup menus. The following
table lists the keys found in the legend bar with their corresponding alternates and
functions.
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Navigation Key(s)
Function Description
<F1> or <Alt + H>
Displays the General Help screen from anywhere in the BIOS
Setup
<Esc>
Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main menu from a submenu
← or → (keypad arrow)
Selects the menu item to the left or right
↑ or ↓ (keypad arrow)
Moves the highlight up or down between fields
- (minus key)
Scrolls backward through the values for the highlighted field
+ (plus key) or spacebar
Scrolls forward through the values for the highlighted field
<Enter>
Brings up a selection menu for the highlighted field
<Home> or <PgUp>
Moves the cursor to the first field
<End> or <PgDn>
Moves the cursor to the last field
<F5>
Resets the current screen to its Setup Defaults
<F10>
Saves changes and exits Setup
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General Help
In addition to the Item Specific Help window, the BIOS setup program also provides a General Help screen. This screen can be called up from any menu by simply pressing <F1> or the <Alt> + <H> combination. The General Help screen lists
the legend keys with their corresponding alternates and functions.
Saving Changes and Exiting the Setup Program
See 4.7 Exit Menu for detailed information on saving changes and exiting the
setup program.
Scroll Bar
When a scroll bar appears to the right of a help window, it indicates that there is
more information to be displayed that will not fit in the window. Use <PgUp> and
<PgDn> or the up and down arrow keys to scroll through the entire help document. Press <Home> to display the first page, press <End> to go to the last page.
To exit the help window, press <Enter> or <Esc>.
Sub-Menu
4. BIOS SETUP
Menu Introduction
Note that a right pointer symbol (as shown in the left view) appears to the left of
certain fields. This pointer indicates that a sub-menu can be
launched from this field. A sub-menu contains additional options for a field parameter. To call up a sub-menu, simply move
the highlight to the field and press <Enter>. The sub-menu
will then immediately appear. Use the legend keys to enter
values and move from field to field within a sub-menu just as
you would within a menu. Use the <Esc> key to return to the
main menu.
Take some time to familiarize yourself with each of the legend keys and their corresponding functions. Practice navigating through the various menus and sub-menus. If you accidentally make unwanted changes to any of
the fields, use the set default hot key <F5>. While moving around through the
Setup program, note that explanations appear in the Item Specific Help window
located to the right of each menu. This window displays the help text for the currently highlighted field.
NOTE: The item heading in square brackets represents the default setting for
that field.
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4.3 Main Menu
When the Setup program is accessed, the following screen appears:
4. BIOS SETUP
Main Menu
System Time [XX:XX:XX]
Sets your system to the time that you specify (usually the current time).
The format is hour, minute, second. Valid values for hour, minute and second are Hour: (00 to 23), Minute: (00 to 59), Second: (00 to 59). Use the
<Tab> or <Shift> + <Tab> keys to move between the hour, minute, and
second fields.
System Date [XX/XX/XXXX]
Sets your system to the date that you specify (usually the current date). The
format is month, day, year. Valid values for month, day, and year are Month:
(1 to 12), Day: (1 to 31), Year: (100 year range). Use the <Tab> or <Shift>
+ <Tab> keys to move between the month, day, and year fields.
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.], Legacy Diskette B [None]
Sets the type of floppy drives installed. Configuration options: [None]
[360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[2.88M, 3.5 in.]
Floppy 3 Mode Support [Disabled]
This is required to support older Japanese floppy drives. Floppy 3 Mode
support will allow reading and writing of 1.2MB (as opposed to 1.44MB)
on a 3.5-inch diskette. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Drive A]
[Drive B] [Both]
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4.3.1 Primary & Secondary Master/Slave
4. BIOS SETUP
Master/Slave Drives
NOTE: Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, make sure you
have the configuration information supplied by the manufacturer of the
drive. Incorrect settings may cause your system to not recognize the installed hard disk. To allow the BIOS to detect the drive type automatically, select [Auto].
Type [Auto]
Select [Auto] to automatically detect an IDE hard disk drive. If automatic
detection is successful, the correct values will be filled in for the remaining
fields on this sub-menu. If automatic detection fails, your hard disk drive
may be too old or too new. You can try updating your BIOS or enter the
IDE hard disk drive parameters manually.
NOTE: After the IDE hard disk drive information has been entered into
BIOS, new IDE hard disk drives must be partitioned (such as with FDISK)
and then formatted before data can be read from and write on. Primary
IDE hard disk drives must have its partition set to active (also possible
with FDISK).
Other options for the Type field are:
[None] - to disable IDE devices
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IMPORTANT: If your hard disk was already formatted on an older previous system,
incorrect parameters may be detected. You will need to enter the correct parameters
manually or use low-level format if you do not need the data stored on the hard disk.
If the parameters listed differ from the ones used when the disk was formatted, the
disk will not be readable. If the auto-detected parameters do not match the ones that
should be used for your disk, you should enter the correct ones manually by setting
[User Type HDD].
[User Type HDD]
4. BIOS SETUP
Master/Slave Drives
Manually enter the number of cylinders, heads and sectors per track for
your drive. Refer to your drive documentation or look on the drive for this
information. If no drive is installed or if you are removing a drive and not
replacing it, select [None].
Translation Method [LBA]
Select the hard disk drive type in this field. When Logical Block Addressing is enabled, 28-bit addressing of the hard drive is used without regard
for cylinders, heads, or sectors. Note that LBA Mode is necessary for drives
with greater than 504MB in storage capacity. Configuration options: [LBA]
[LARGE] [Normal] [Match Partition Table] [Manual]
Cylinders
This field configures the number of cylinders. Refer to your drive documentation to determine the correct value to enter into this field. NOTE: To
make changes to this field, the Type field must be set to [User Type HDD]
and the Translation Method field must be set to [Manual].
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Head
This field configures the number of read/write heads. Refer to your drive
documentation to determine the correct value to enter into this field. NOTE:
To make changes to this field, the Type field must be set to [User Type
HDD] and the Translation Method field must be set to [Manual].
Sector
This field configures the number of sectors per track. Refer to your drive
documentation to determine the correct value to enter into this field. NOTE:
To make changes to this field, the Type field must be set to [User Type
HDD] and the Translation Method field must be set to [Manual].
CHS Capacity
This field shows the drive’s maximum CHS capacity calculated automatically by the BIOS from the drive information you entered.
Maximum LBA Capacity
This field shows the drive’s maximum LBA capacity calculated automatically by the BIOS from the drive information you entered.
4. BIOS SETUP
Master/Slave Drives
Multi-Sector Transfers [Maximum]
This option automatically sets the number of sectors per block to the highest number supported by the drive. This field can also be configured manually. Note that when this field is automatically configured, the set value
may not always be the fastest value for the drive. Refer to the documentation that came with your hard drive to determine the optimal value and set
it manually. NOTE: To make changes to this field, the Type field must be
set to [User Type HDD]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [2 Sectors] [4
Sectors] [8 Sectors] [16 Sectors] [32 Sectors] [Maximum]
SMART Monitoring [Disabled]
This allows the enabling or disabling of the S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring,
Analysis and Reporting Technology) system which utilizes internal hard
disk drive monitoring technology. This feature is normally disabled because system resources used in this feature may decrease system performance. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PIO Mode [4]
This option lets you set a PIO (Programmed Input/Output) mode for the
IDE device. Modes 0 through 4 provide successively increased performance.
Configuration options: [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
Ultra DMA Mode [Disabled]
Ultra DMA capability allows improved transfer speeds and data integrity
for compatible IDE devices. Set to [Disabled] to suppress Ultra DMA capability. NOTE: To make changes to this field, the Type field must be set
to [User Type HDD]. Configuration options: [0] [1] [2] [3] [4] [Disabled]
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Other options for “Type:” are:
[CD-ROM] - for IDE CD-ROM drives
[LS-120] - for LS-120 compatible floppy disk drives
[ZIP] - for ZIP compatible disk drives
[MO] - for IDE magneto optical disk drives
[Other ATAPI Device] - for IDE devices not listed here
After using the legend keys to make your selections on this sub-menu,
press the <Esc> key to exit back to the Main menu. When the Main menu
appears, you will notice that the drive size appear in the field for the hard
disk drive that you just configured.
4.3.2 Keyboard Features
4. BIOS SETUP
Keyboard Features
Boot Up NumLock Status [On]
This field enables users to activate the Number Lock function upon system
boot. Configuration options: [Off] [On]
Keyboard Auto-Repeat Rate [12/Sec]
This controls the speed at which the system registers repeated keystrokes.
Options range from 6 to 30 characters per second. Configuration options:
[6/Sec] [8/Sec] [10/Sec] [12/Sec] [15/Sec] [20/Sec] [24/Sec] [30/Sec]
Keyboard Auto-Repeat Delay [1/4 Sec]
This field sets the time interval for displaying the first and second characters. Configuration options: [1/4 Sec] [1/2 Sec] [3/4 Sec] [1 Sec]
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Language [English]
This allows selection of the BIOS’ displayed language. Currently only English is available.
Intel I/O
Controller
Hub
(ICH2)
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Main Menu
Supervisor Password [Disabled] / User Password [Disabled]
These fields allow you to set the passwords. To set the password, highlight the appropriate field and press <Enter>. Type in a password and press <Enter>. You can type up
to eight alphanumeric characters. Symbols and other keys are ignored. To confirm the
password, type the password again and press the <Enter>. The password is now set to
[Enabled]. This password allows full access to the BIOS Setup menus. To clear the
password, highlight this field and press <Enter>. The same dialog box as above will
appear. Press <Enter> and the password will be set to [Disabled].
A Note about Passwords
The BIOS Setup program allows you to specify passwords in the Main menu. The
passwords control access to the BIOS during system startup. The passwords are not
case sensitive. In other words, it makes no difference whether you enter a password
using upper or lowercase letters. The BIOS Setup program allows you to specify two
separate passwords: a Supervisor password and a User password. When disabled, anyone may access all BIOS Setup program functions. When enabled, the Supervisor
password is required for entering the BIOS Setup program and having full access to all
configuration fields.
Forgot the Password?
If you forgot the password, you can clear the password by erasing the CMOS Real
Time Clock (RTC) RAM. The RAM data containing the password information is
powered by the onboard button cell battery. To erase the RTC RAM: (1) Unplug
your computer, (2) Short the solder points: R301, (3) Turn ON your computer, (4)
Hold down <Delete> during bootup and enter BIOS setup to re-enter user preferences.
R301
(CLRTC)
Short solder points
to Clear CMOS
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Halt On [All Errors]
This field determines which types of errors will cause the system to halt. Configuration options: [All Errors] [No Error] [All but Keyboard] [All but Disk] [All but
Disk/Keyboard]
Installed Memory [XXX MB]
This display-only field displays the amount of conventional memory detected by the
system during bootup. You do not need to make changes to this field.
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4. BIOS SETUP
Advanced Menu
CPU Internal Frequency [Manual]
When the motherboard is set to JumperFree™ mode, this field allows you
to select the internal frequency of your CPU. Select [Manual] if you want
to make changes to the subsequent 2 fields. Note that selecting a frequency
higher than the CPU manufacturer recommends may cause the system to
hang or crash.
CPU Frequency Multiple [14.0x]
This field automatically sets the frequency multiple between the CPU’s
internal frequency (CPU speed) and the external frequency. Set this field
in conjunction with the CPU Front Side Bus Frequency (MHz) to match
the speed of the CPU. Configuration options: [10x] [11x]...[19x] [20x]
CPU/Front Side Bus Frequency (MHz) (if CPU Speed set to [Manual])
This feature tells the clock generator which frequency to send to the
system bus and PCI bus. The bus frequency (external frequency)
multiplied by the bus multiple equals the CPU speed. Configuration ranges
from 100/33 to 227/57.
CPU Vcore [1.700V]
This field determines the range of core voltage available to the Central
Processing Unit. Configuration options: [1.850] [1.825] [1.800] [1.775]
[1.750] [1.725] [1.700]
RDRAM Turbo Mode [Disabled]
This feature enables the RDRAM Turbo feature. Select to improve system
performance. BIOS will optimize the RDRAM timing register.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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RDRAM Frequency:FSB Ratio (MHz) [Auto]
This feature tells the clock generator which frequency to send to the
RDRAM. The default setting [Auto] makes the system detect and set the
ratio according to the type of RDRAM module. The [Auto] default balances performance with stability. Alternatively, with PC600 RDRAM, select [3x], and with PC800 RDRAM, select [4x]. If overclocking the CPU,
select [3x] to maintain stability. Configuration options: [Auto] [3x] [4x]
APIC [Disabled]
This field is an Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller. It is
functional only with Windows XP or 2000. Enabling the A.P. I. C. feature
reduces interrupt sharing and improves system performance.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Level 1 Cache, CPU Level 2 Cache [Enabled]
These fields allow you to choose from the default of [Enabled] or choose
[Disabled] to turn on or off the CPU’s Level 1 and Level 2 built-in cache.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Fast String [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], the CPU has direct access to the memory. Leave on
default setting for best performance. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
FPU OPCODE Compatible Mode [Disabled]
Leave on default setting for optimized performance of Pentium 4 processor. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
BIOS Update [Enabled]
This functions as an update loader integrated into the BIOS to supply the
processor with the required data. In the default position of [Enabled], the
BIOS will load the update on all processors during system bootup. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PS/2 Mouse Function Control [Auto]
The default of [Auto] allows the system to detect a PS/2 mouse on startup.
If detected, IRQ12 will be used for the PS/2 mouse. IRQ12 will be reserved for expansion cards only if a PS/2 mouse is not detected. [Enabled]
will always reserve IRQ12, whether on startup a PS/2 mouse is detected or
not. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Auto]
USB Legacy Support [Auto]
This motherboard supports Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices. The default of [Auto] allows the system to detect a USB device on startup. If
detected, USB controller legacy mode will be enabled. If not detected, USB
controller legacy mode will be disabled. When this field is set to [Disabled], USB controller legacy mode is disabled no matter whether you are
using a USB device or not. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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OS/2 Onboard Memory > 64M [Disabled]
When using OS/2 operating systems with installed DRAM of greater than
64MB, you need to set this option to [Enabled]; otherwise, leave this on
[Disabled]. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Notes for JumperFree Mode
CPU Upgrade/Reinstallation
To ensure that your system can enter BIOS setup after the processor has
been changed or reinstalled, your system will start up running at a bus
speed of 100MHz and a fail-safe CPU internal frequency (8x100MHz). It
will then automatically take you to the Advanced menu with a popup menu
of all the officially possible CPU internal frequencies.
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JumperFree Notes
System Hangup
If your system crashes or hangs due to improper frequency settings, power
OFF your system and restart. The system will start up in safe mode running
and enter BIOS setup.
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4.4.1 Chip Configuration
RDRAM Pool B State [Standby]
This sets the operating state of the RDRAM devices in Pool B. Selecting
[Nap] allows the RDRAM in Pool B to enter power-saving mode. [Standby]
allows the RDRAM in Pool B to return to the working state quickly. Configuration options: [Standby] [Nap]
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Chip Configuration
AGP Fast-Write [Enabled]
This controls the AGP fast-write function. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Graphics Window Size [64MB]
This feature allows you to select the size of mapped memory for AGP
graphic data. Configuration options: [4MB] [8MB] [16MB] [32MB]
[64MB] [128MB] [256MB]
Video Memory Cache Mode [UC]
USWC (uncacheable, speculative write combining) is a new cache technology for the video memory of the processor. It can greatly improve the
display speed by caching the display data. You must set this to UC
(uncacheable) if your display card cannot support this feature; otherwise
your system may not boot. Configuration options: [UC] [USWC]
Memory Hole At 15M-16M [Disabled]
This field allows you to reserve an address space for ISA expansion cards
that require it. Setting the address space to a particular setting will make
that memory space unavailable to the system. Expansion cards can only
access memory up to 16MB. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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PCI 2.1 Support [Enabled]
This function allows you to enable or disable PCI 2.1 features including
passive release and delayed transaction. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Onboard PCI IDE Enable [Both]
You can select to enable the primary IDE channel, secondary IDE channel,
both, or disable both channels. Configuration options: [Both] [Primary]
[Secondary] [Disabled]
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4.4.2 I/O Device Configuration
Onboard AC97 Modem Controller [Enabled]
The motherboard offers an AC97 Modem Controller chip. BIOS
automatically activates the Modem Controller if it is available.
Configuration options; [Enabled] [Disabled]
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I/O Device Config
Onboard AC97 Audio Controller [Auto]
The motherboard offers an AC97 Audio Controller chip. BIOS
automatically activates the Audio Controller if it is available.
Configuration options; [Auto] [Disabled]
Onboard Game Port [200H-207H]
This field sets the I/O address to the game port. Configuration options:
[200H-207H] [208H-20FH]
Onboard MIDI I/O [330H-331H]
This field sets the I/O address and IRQ for MIDI. Configuration options:
[330H-331H] [300H-301H]
Onboard MIDI IRQ [10]
This field indicates the onboard IRQ assignment for MIDI. Configuration
options: [3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15]
Onboard FDC Swap A&B [No Swap]
This option selects drive letter assignments. Configuration options; [No
Swap] [Swap AB]
Floppy Disk Access Control [R/W]
When set to [Read Only], this field protects files from being copied to
floppy disks by allowing reads from the floppy disk drive but not writes.
The setup default [R/W] allows both reads and writes. Configuration options: [R/W] [Read Only]
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Onboard Serial Port 1 [3F8H/IRQ4], Onboard Serial Port 2 [2F8H/
IRQ3]
These fields set the addresses for the onboard serial connectors. Serial Port
1 and Serial Port 2 must have different addresses. Configuration options:
[3F8H/IRQ4] [2F8H/IRQ3] [3E8H/IRQ4] [2E8H/IRQ10] [Disabled]
UART2 Use Standard Infrared [Disabled]
When enabled, this field activates the onboard standard infrared feature
and sets the second serial UART to support the infrared module connector
on the motherboard. If your system already has a second serial port connected to the onboard COM2 connector, it will no longer work if you enable the infrared feature. See Infrared Module Connector in
3.8 External Connectors. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard Parallel Port [378H/IRQ7]
This field sets the address of the onboard parallel port connector. If you
disable this feature, Parallel Port Mode and ECP DMA Select configurations will not be available. Configuration options: [Disabled] [378H/IRQ7]
[278H/IRQ5]
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I/O Device Config
Parallel Port Mode [ECP+EPP]
This field allows you to set the operation mode of the parallel port. [Normal] allows normal-speed operation but in one direction only; [EPP] allows bidirectional parallel port operation; [ECP] allows the parallel port to
operate in bidirectional DMA mode; [ECP+EPP] allows normal speed operation in a two-way mode. Configuration options: [Normal] [EPP] [ECP]
[ECP+EPP]
ECP DMA Select [3]
This field allows you to configure the parallel port DMA channel for the
selected ECP mode. This selection is available only if you select [ECP] or
[ECP+EPP] in Parallel Port Mode above. Configuration options: [1] [3]
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4.4.3 PCI Configuration
Slot 1 IRQ, Slot 2 IRQ, Slot 3, Slot 4, Slot 5 IRQ [Auto]
These fields set how IRQ use is determined for each PCI slot. The default
setting for each field is [Auto], which uses auto-routing to dassign IRQs.
Configuration options: [Auto] [NA] [3] [4] [5] [7] [9] [10] [11] [12] [14]
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PCI Configuration
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop [Disabled]
Some nonstandard VGA cards, such as graphics accelerators or MPEG video
cards, may not show colors properly. The setting [Enabled] should correct
this problem. Otherwise, leave this on the default setting of [Disabled].
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PCI Latency Timer [32]
Leave on default setting for best performance vs. stability.
USB Function [Enabled]
This motherboard supports Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices. Set to [Enabled] if
you want to use USB devices. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Primary VGA BIOS [PCI Card]
If your computer has both PCI and AGP VGA cards, this field allows you
to select which of the cards will act as your primary graphics card. [AGP
Card] uses the AGP card as your primary card. The default, [PCI Card],
allows your PCI graphics card to take precedence when detected. Configuration options: [PCI Card] [AGP Card]
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PCI/PNP IRQ Resource Exclusion
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PCI Configuration
IRQ XX Reserved for Legacy Device [No/ICU]
These fields indicate whether or not the displayed IRQ for each field is
being used by an onboard legacy (non-PnP) device. The default value indicates either that the displayed IRQ is not used or that the ISA Configuration Utility (ICU) is being used to determine if a legacy device is using that
IRQ. If the IRQ is required by a legacy device, then reserce the IRQ by
selecting [Yes]. Otherwise, select [No/ICU] to release the IRQ to OS.
Configuration options: [No/ICU] [Yes]
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4.4.4 Shadow Configuration
Video ROM BIOS Shadow [Enabled]
This field allows you to change the video BIOS location from ROM to
RAM. Relocating to RAM enhances system performance, as information
access is faster than the ROM. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Shadow Configuration
C8000-DFFFF Shadow [Disabled]
These fields are used for shadowing other expansion card ROMs. If you
install other expansion cards with ROMs on them, you will need to know
which addresses the ROMs use to shadow them specifically. Shadowing a
ROM reduces the memory available between 640K and 1024K by the
amount used for this purpose. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5 Power Menu
The Power menu allows you to reduce power consumption. This feature turns off the
video display and shuts down the hard disk after a period of inactivity.
4. BIOS SETUP
Power Menu
Power Management [User Define]
This option must be enabled to use any of the automatic power saving
features. If this menu item is set to [Disabled], power management features
will not function regardless of other field settings on this menu. The [User
Define] option allows you to make your own selections in the Power menu.
When set to [Max Saving], system power will be conserved to its greatest
amount. The Suspend Mode field will then be set to predefined value that
ensures maximum power savings.
This field acts as the master control for the power management modes.
[Max Saving] puts the system into power saving mode after a brief period
of system inactivity; [Min Saving] is almost the same as [Max Saving]
except that the system inactivity period is longer; [Disabled] disables the
power saving features; [User Define] allows you to set power saving options according to your preference. Configuration options: [User Define]
[Disabled] [Min Saving] [Max Saving]
IMPORTANT: Advanced Power Management (APM) should be installed to keep
the system time updated when the computer enters suspend mode activated by
the BIOS Power Management. For DOS environments, you need to add the statement, DEVICE=C:\DOS\POWER.EXE, to your CONFIG.SYS file. For Windows 3.x and Windows 95, you need to install Windows with the APM feature.
For Windows 98 and later, APM is automatically installed. A battery and power
cord icon labeled “Power Management” will appear in the “Control Panel.”
Choose “Advanced” in the Power Management Properties dialog box.
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Video Off Option [Suspend -> Off ]
This field determines when to activate the video off feature for monitor
power management. Configuration options: [Always On] [Suspend -> Off]
Video Off Method [DPMS OFF]
This field defines the video off features. The DPMS (Display Power Management System) feature allows the BIOS to control the video display card if it
supports the DPMS feature. [Blank Screen] only blanks the screen (use this
for monitors without power management or “green” features. If set up in your
system, your screen saver will not display with [Blank Screen] selected). [V/
H SYNC+Blank] blanks the screen and turns off vertical and horizontal scanning. Configuration options: [Blank Screen] [V/H SYNC+Blank] [DPMS
Standby] [DPMS Suspend] [DPMS OFF] [DPMS Reduce ON]
HDD Power Down [Disabled]
Shuts down any IDE hard disk drives in the system after a period of inactivity as set in this user-configurable field. This feature does not affect
SCSI hard drives. Configuration options: [Disabled] [1 Min] [2 Min] [3
Min]...[15 Min]
Suspend-to-RAM Capability [Disabled]
This field lets you to enable or disable the Suspend-to-RAM (STR) feature
allowing the system to go into suspend mode after the specified time in the
Suspend Mode parameter. Configuration options: [Disabled] [enabled]
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Power Menu
Suspend Mode [Disabled]
Sets the time period before the system goes into suspend mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [1-2 Min] [2-3 Min]...[1 Hour]
PWR Button < 4 Secs [Soft Off]
When set to [Soft off], the ATX switch can be used as a normal system
power-off button when pressed for less than 4 seconds. [Suspend] allows
the button to have a dual function where pressing less than 4 seconds will
place the system in sleep mode. Regardless of the setting, holding the ATX
switch for more than 4 seconds will power off the system. Configuration
options: [Soft off] [Suspend]
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4.5.1 Power Up Control
AC PWR Loss Restart [Disabled]
This allows you to set whether you want your system to reboot after the
power has been interrupted. [Disabled] leaves your system off and [Enabled] reboots your system. [Previous State] sets your system back to the
state it is before the power interruption. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled] [Previous State]
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Power Up Control
PWR Up On external Modem Act [Disabled]
This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the
computer when the external modem receives a call while the computer is
in Soft-off mode. NOTE: The computer cannot receive or transmit data
until the computer and applications are fully running. Thus connection cannot be made on the first try. Turning an external modem off and then back
on while the computer is off causes an initialization string that will also
cause the system to power on. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Wake On LAN or PCI Modem card [Disabled]
Wake-On-LAN or a PCI modem card prermits PC bootup from another
computer via a network by sending a wake-up frame or signal. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Wake On PS2 KB / PS2 Mouse [Disabled]
Wake On PS2 KB / PS2 Mouse permits PC bootup from the keyboard or
mouse. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IMPORTANT: This feature requires an optional network interface with Wake-OnLAN and an ATX power supply with at least 720mA +5V standby power.
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Wake On USB Device [Disabled]
Wake On USB permits PC bootup from a USB device. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Automatic Power Up [Disabled]
This allows an unattended or automatic system power up. You may configure your system to power up at a certain time of the day by selecting [Everyday] or at a certain time and day by selecting [By Date]. NOTE: Automatic Power Up will not work if the system is powered down by operating
systems, such as Windows 98/2000/Millenium, that have ACPI support
enabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Everyday] [By Date]
4. BIOS SETUP
Hardware Monitor
4.5.2 Hardware Monitor
MB, CPU, TR Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
The onboard hardware monitor is able to detect the MB (motherboard) and
CPU temperatures. Set to [Ignore] only if necessary.
CPU Fan, PCI Fan, Main Fan Speed [xxxxRPM]
The onboard hardware monitor is able to detect the CPU fan speed, power
supply fan speed, and the chassis fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM).
The presence of the fans is automatically detected. Set to [Ignore] only if
necessary.
VCORE Voltage, +3.3V Voltage, +5V Voltage, +12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor is able to detect the voltage output by the
onboard voltage regulators. Set to [Ignore] only if necessary.
NOTE: If any of the monitored items is out of range, an error message will
appear: “Hardware Monitor found an error. Enter Power setup menu for
details”. You will then be prompted to “Press F1 to continue, DEL to enter
SETUP”.
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4.6 Boot Menu
Boot Sequence
4. BIOS SETUP
Boot Menu
The Boot menu allows you to select among the four possible types of boot
devices listed using the up and down arrow keys. By using the <+> or
<Space> key, you can promote devices and by using the <-> key, you can
demote devices. Promotion or demotion of devices alters the priority which
the system uses to search for a boot device on system power up. Configuration fields include Removable Devices, IDE Hard Drive, ATAPI CDROM, and Other Boot Device.
Removable Device [Legacy Floppy]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Legacy Floppy] [LS120] [ZIP] [ATAPI
MO] [USB-FDD] [USB ZIP]
IDE Hard Drive
This field allows you to select which IDE hard disk drive to use in the boot
sequence. Pressing [Enter] will show the product IDs of all connected IDE
hard disk drives.
ATAPI CD-ROM
This field allows you to select which ATAPI CD-ROM drive to use in the
boot sequence. Pressing [Enter] will show the product IDs of all your connected ATAPI CD-ROM drives.
Other Boot Device Select [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [SCSI Boot Device] [INT18 Device
(Network)]
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Plug & Play O/S [No]
This field allows you to use a Plug-and-Play (PnP) operating system to
configure the PCI bus slots instead of using the BIOS. When [Yes] is selected, interrupts may be reassigned by the OS. When a non-PnP OS is
installed or you want to prevent reassigning of interrupt settings, select the
default setting of [No]. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Boot Virus Detection [Enabled]
This field allows you to set boot virus detection, ensuring a virus-free boot
sector. The system halts and displays a warning message when it detects a
virus. If this occurs, you can either allow the operation to continue or use a
virus-free bootable floppy disk to restart and investigate your system. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Quick Power On Self Test [Enabled]
This field speeds up the Power-On-Self Test (POST) routine by skipping
retesting a second, third, and fourth time. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
4. BIOS SETUP
Boot Menu
Boot Up Floppy Seek [Enabled]
When enabled, the BIOS will seek the floppy disk drive to determine
whether the drive has 40 or 80 tracks. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
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4.7 Exit Menu
Once you have made all of your selections from the various menus in the Setup program, you should save your changes and exit Setup. Select Exit from the menu bar to
display the following menu:
NOTE: Pressing <Esc> does not exit this menu. You must select one of the
options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit this menu.
4. BIOS SETUP
Exit Menu
Exit Saving Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the
Exit menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM.
The CMOS RAM is sustained by an onboard backup battery and stays on
even when the PC is turned off. Once this option is selected, a confirmation
is asked. Select [Yes] to save changes and exit.
NOTE: If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your
changes, the program will prompt you with a message asking if you want
to save your changes before exiting. Pressing <Enter> will then save changes
while exiting.
Exit Discarding Changes
This option should only be used if you do not want to save the changes you
have made to the Setup program. If you have made changes to fields other
than system date, system time, and password, the system will ask for confirmation before exiting.
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Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters
on the Setup menus. When this option is selected or if <F5> is pressed, a
confirmation is requested. Select [Yes] to load default values. You can now
select Exit Saving Changes or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
values you previously saved. After selecting this option, a confirmation is
requested. Select [Yes] to discard any changes and load the previously saved
values.
Save Changes
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Exit Menu
This option saves your selections without exiting the Setup program. You
can then return to other menus and make changes. After selecting this option, all selections are saved and a confirmation is requested. Select [Yes]
to save any changes to the non-volatile RAM.
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5.1 Install Operating System
You should always use the latest operating system and updates when using
new hardware to ensure full compliancy. You may use any version of Windows 98/2000/Millenium, but for Windows 95, you must use OSR 2.0 or
later. For Windows NT 4.0, you must use Service Pack 3.0 or later.
5.2 Start Windows
When you start Windows 98 for the first time after installing your motherboard, Windows will detect all plug-and play devices. Follow the Add New
Hardware Wizard to install all necessary device drivers. When prompted
to restart, select No and then follow the setup procedures in this section.
NOTE: Because there are various motherboard settings, options, and expansion cards, the following can only be used as a general reference and
may not be an exact reflection of your system.
5. S/W SETUP
Install OS
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5.3 P4T-E Motherboard Support CD
NOTE: The support CD contents are subject to change at any time without notice.
To begin using your support CD disc, just insert it into your CD-ROM drive and the
support CD installation menu should appear. If the menu does not appear, doubleclick or run E:\ASSETUP.EXE (assuming that your CD-ROM drive is drive E:).
5.3.1 Installation Menu
INF Update Utility for Intel 850 Chipset: Installs INF files in Windows for the
following items: System and Graphics, LPC Interface, SM Bus, PCI Bridge,
Bus Master IDE, USB Host, and Controllers.
• Intel Ultra ATA Storage Driver: Installs Intel’s storage driver.
• Avance AC’97 Audio Controller and Application: Installs the audio driver
and audio program application.
• Intel LDCM Administrator Setup: Installs software to monitor PC systems on
the network within the same bridge address with the Client software installed.
The administrator should install both Administrator and Client software.
• Intel LDCM Client Setup: Installs software to monitor the Client system. The
LANDesk Client Manager must be installed to use the hardware manager features.
• ASUS BIOS Flash Utility for LDCM: Installs a utility that can remotely flash
a client PC’s BIOS when used in conjunction with Intel LDCM Administrator.
• ASUS PC Probe Vx.xx: Installs a utility to monitor your computer’s fan,
temperature, and voltages.
• ASUS Update Vx.xx: Installs a program to help you update your BIOS or
download a BIOS image file.
• Microsoft DirectX x.x Driver: Installs Microsoft DirectX driver.
• Adobe Acrobat Reader Vx.x: Installs the Adobe Acrobat Reader software necessary to view user’s manuals saved in PDF format. Updated or other language
versions of this motherboard's manual is available in PDF format at any of our
web sites.
(TO SEE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS, CLICK RIGHT ARROW ON THE LOWERRIGHT CORNER OF THE MAIN MENU)
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ASUS Screen Saver: Installs the ASUS screen saver.
Show Motherboard Information: Allows you to view information about your
motherboard, such as product name, BIOS version, and CPU.
• Browse Support CD: Allows you to view the contents of the CD.
• ReadMe: Allows you to view the support CD file list and contact information.
• Exit: Exits the CD installation menu.
(TO RETURN TO THE MAIN MENU, CLICK LEFT ARROW ON THE LOWERRIGHT CORNER OF THE SECONDARY MENU)
5.3.2 Installation Procedure
On the Installation Items Menu, click on the name of the driver or program group
to begin installation. Follow the instructions that appear on the setup screens.
All drivers and programs will install automatically. Refer to the Software Reference
section for software operating instructions.
5. S/W SETUP
Support CD
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ASUS PC Probe
6.1 ASUS PC Probe
ASUS PC Probe is a convenient utility to continuously monitor your computer system’s vital components, such as fan rotations, voltages, and temperatures. It also has a utility that lets you review useful information about
your computer, such as hard disk space, memory usage, and CPU type, CPU
speed, and internal/external frequencies through the DMI Explorer.
6.1.1 Starting ASUS PC Probe
When ASUS PC Probe starts, a splash screen appears allowing you to select
whether to show the screen again when you open PC Probe or not. To bypass this startup screen, clear the Show up in next execution check box.
To open ASUS PC Probe, click the Windows Start button, point to Programs, and then ASUS Utility, and then click Probe Vx.xx.
will appear on the taskbar’s system tray indicating
The PC Probe icon
that ASUS PC Probe is running. Clicking the icon will allow you to see the
status of your PC.
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6.1.2 Using ASUS PC Probe
Monitoring
Monitor Summary
Shows a summary of the items being
monitored.
Temperature Monitor
Shows the PC’s temperature (for
supported processors only).
Temperature Warning
threshold adjustment
(Move the slider up to increase the
threshold level or down to decrease
the threshold level)
Fan Monitor
Shows the PC’s fan rotation.
Fan Warning
threshold adjustment
(Move the slider up to increase the
threshold level or down to decrease
the threshold level)
Voltage Monitor
Shows the PC’s voltages.
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Settings
Lets you set threshold levels and polling intervals or refresh times of the PC’s
temperature, fan rotation, and voltages.
CPU Cooling System Setup
Lets you select when to enable
software CPU cooling. When
When CPU Overheated is
selected, the CPU cooling
system is enabled whenever the
CPU temperature reaches the
threshold value.
History
Lets you record the monitoring activity of a certain component of your PC
for future reference.
Fan Control
Lets you enable/disable Smart Fan Control. Smart Fan Control adjusts the fan
speed automatically based on the current
CPU temperature and predefined threshold.
Information
Hard Drives
Shows the used and free space of the
PC’s hard disk drives and the file allocation table or file system used.
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Memory
Shows the PC’s memory load, memory
usage, and paging file usage.
Device Summary
Shows a summary of devices in your PC.
DMI Explorer
Shows information pertinent to the PC,
such as CPU type, CPU speed, and internal/external frequencies, and memory
size.
Utility
Lets you run programs outside of the
ASUS Probe modules. To run a program,
click Execute Program. NOTE: This
feature is currently unavailable.
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6.1.3 ASUS PC Probe Task Bar Icon
Right clicking the PC Probe
icon will bring up a menu to
open or exit ASUS PC Probe
and pause or resume all system monitoring.
When the ASUS PC Probe
senses a problem with your
PC, portions of the ASUS PC
Probe icon changes to red, the
PC speaker beeps, and the
ASUS PC Probe monitor is displayed.
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ASUS Update
6.2 ASUS Live Update
ASUS LiveUpdate is a utility that allows you to update your motherboard’s
BIOS and drivers. The use of this utility requires that you are properly connected to the Internet through an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
1. Start ASUS Update
Launch the utility from your Windows Start
menu:Programs/AsusUpdate
2. Select an update method.
3. If you selected updating/downloading
from the Internet, you will need to select
an Internet site. Choose the site that is
closest to you or click Auto Select.
4. From the FTP site, select the BIOS
version that you wish to download. Click
Next.
5. Follow the instructions on the succeeding screens to complete the update
process. If you selected the option to
update the BIOS from a file, a window
pops up prompting you to locate the file.
Select the file, click Save, then follow the
screen instructions to complete the update
process.
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Cybelink
6.3 CyberLink PowerPlayer SE
CyberLink PowerPlayer SE is an intelligent software player that can automatically
detect and playback all kinds of video/audio files, CD and MP3 files as well. This is
the only software you need for all types of video and audio files. No need to waste
time identifying your file types.
6.3.1 Starting CyberLink PowerPlayer SE
To start CyberLink Power Player, click the Windows Start button, point to Programs, and then CyberLink PowerPlayer SE, and then click PowerPlayer.
6.3.2 CyberLink PowerPlayer Control Panel
Minimize
Zoom
Eject
Help
Power Off
About
Stop
Backward Scan
Forward Scan
Backstep Frame
Previous
Step Frame
Next
Play
Stop
Configuration
i-Power!
Increase Volume
Mute
Decrease Volume
CD Mode
Shuffle
Karaoke
Next angle
Capture frame
Go-Up
Next audio stream Next subtitle
Repeat
Menu
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6.4 CyberLink VideoLive Mail
CyberLink’s VideoLive Mail Plus Ver 3.0 (a.k.a. VLM 3) is a convenient and excellent way to create professional quality video mails from PC video/audio input devices and to send the mails to any recipients via VLM 3’s built-in e-mail system
through the Internet. VLM 3’s mails comprise video, sound, or snapshot information; and thus may convey the most profound information to target audiences. It is
very convenient for mail recipients who do not need to install additional software
component in order to view VLM 3 mails.
VLM 3 works as a very applicant sales tool. It efficiently delivers profound and live
product information to your target customers without costing a fortune. VLM 3 also
helps corporate managers easily give vivid speeches and broadcast through corporate E-mail system. For personal or home users, VLM 3 easily records live video
clips allowing users to send them to friends or family members across the Internet.
VLM 3 loads video messages from PC cameras, digital camcorders, analog camcorder
via video capture cards, or from an existing AVI video clips, and captures audio
messages from PC microphones. Video and audio messages are encoded at a very
high compressed rate in a real-time mode. From data input, data conversion, to
sending video mails via Internet, or saving data to disks, the whole procedure is
done in an easy and continuous process.
VLM 3’s video clip compression rate is up to 1:900, and its playback rate is up to 30
frame per second. VLM 3 provides CIF (352 x 288 pixel) display resolution, and
support true color configuration. A one-minute video mail with QCIF (176 x 144)
resolution takes up less than 500KB of memory, making it easy to transmit and save
mail. Users may always adjust resolution and recording parameters for different
purpose.
VLM 3 supports all the hardware devices that are compliant with Video for Windows standard. Video for Windows is a well-accepted and well-tested standard. Thus,
users do not have to worry about compatibility issues.
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6.4.3 Starting VideoLive Mail
To start VideoLive Mail, click the Windows Start button, point to Programs, and
then CyberLink VideoLive Mail, and then click VideoLive Mail x.x. VLM 3’s
Setup Wizard will start and guide you through configuring the video and audio input
peripherals and to setup the e-mail environment.
1. Setup Wizard first will prompt a dialog to confirm that you want to configure
the hardware and E-mail setting. Click Yes to continue the system parameter
configuration.
2. The e-mail configuration screen appears. You will need to enter your name and
the e-mail address. Click Next to continue.
3. The Internet e-mail configuration screen appears. You may choose to use the
VLM 3 built-in E-mail functionality (SMTP mail), or use MAPI compliant email system. Consult your ISP or MIS staff for the E-mail server IP address if
you are not sure. Click Next to continue.
4. Then the Video Configuration screen shows up. You may have to specify the
video driver for VLM 3, if there are several video-input devices installed. Then
configure the number of video frames to be captured per second. Note that the
more frames you choose, the bigger the file size will be. Click Next to continue.
5. Then the Setup Wizard will then search for the GSM CODECS module for audio compression, and prompt you with the result. Click Next to continue.
6. Setup Wizard then tests the audio volume during playing and recording. Click
Next when ready.
7. Configuration done. Click Finish to complete the environmental setting procedure.
6.4.4 CyberLink VideoLive Mail User Interface
Exit
Minimize
Help
Video Mail Wizard
Start Playback
Snapshot to File
Stop Recording / Playback
Video Configuration
Start Recording
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Send Mail
Load Video File
Send Mail
Increase MIC volume
Decrease MIC volume
Increase speaker volume
Decrease speaker
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7.1 Glossary
Bus
Bus Frequency
Bandwidth
Data Transfer Rate
PCI
AGP 1X
AGP 2X
AGP 4X
33MHz
66MHz
66MHz
66MHz
33MHz
66MHz
133MHz
266MHz
133MByte/sec
266MByte/sec
512MByte/sec
1024MByte/sec
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Glossary
1394
1394 is the IEEE designation for a high performance serial bus tht offers data transfers at 100/
200/400 Mbps. This serial bus defines both a back plane physical layer and a point-to-point
cable-connected virtual bus. The primary application of the cable version is the integration of
I/O connectivity at the back panel of personal computers using a low-cost, scalable, highspeed serial interface. The 1394 standard also provides new services such as live connect/
disconnect capability for external devices including disk drives, printers and hand-held peripherals such as scanners and cameras. This is a new standard to complement the slower
USB interface and to compete with the more expensive SCSI interface.
AC97 (Audio Codec '97)
AC '97 is the next step in enabling PCs with audio quality comparable to consumer electronics devices. The specification defines new cost-effective options to help integrate the components necessary to support next-generation auto-intensive PC applications such as DVD, 3-D
multiplayer gaming and interactive music. The specification also defines new extensions supporting modem and docking to help both desktop and mobile manufacturers adopt these new
technologies more quickly and cost-effectively. This specification uses software emulation to
compete with the PCI SoundBlaster specification.
ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface)
The ACPI specification defines a cross-platform interface designed to support many operating systems. ACPI defines a flexible and abstract hardware interface that provides a standard
way to integrate power management features throughout a PC system, including hardware,
operating system and application software. This enables the system to automatically turn ON
and OFF peripherals such as CD-ROMs, network cards, hard disk drives, and printers, as well
as consumer devices connected to the PC such as VCRs, TVs, phones, and stereos. With this
technology, peripherals will also be able to activate the PC. For example, inserting a tape into
a VCR can turn on the PC, which could then activate a large-screen TV and high-fidelity
sound system.
AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port)
An interface specification that enables high-performance 3D graphics on mainstream PCs.
AGP was designed to offer the necessary bandwidth and latency to perform texture mapping
directly from system memory.
Backup. A copy of a file, directory, or volume on a separate storage device from the original.
This copy is for the purpose of data retrieval in case the original is accidentally erased, damaged, or destroyed.
BIOS (Basic Input/Output System)
BIOS is a set of routines that affect how the computer transfers data between computer components, such as memory, disks, and the display adapter. The BIOS instructions are built into
the computer’s read-only memory. BIOS parameters can be configured by the user through
the BIOS Setup program. The BIOS can be updated using the provided utility to copy a new
BIOS file into the EEPROM.
Bit (Binary Digit)
Represents the smallest unit of data used by the computer. A bit can have one of two values:
0 or 1.
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Boot
Boot means to start the computer operating system by loading it into system memory. When
the manual instructs you to “boot” your system (or computer), it means to turn ON your
computer. “Reboot” means to restart your computer. When using Windows 95 or later, selecting “Restart” from “Start | Shut Down...” will reboot your computer.
Bus Master IDE
PIO (Programmable I/O) IDE requires that the CPU be involved in IDE access and waiting
for mechanical events. Bus master IDE transfers data to/from the memory without interrupting the CPU. Bus master IDE driver and bus master IDE hard disk drives are required to
support bus master IDE mode.
Byte (Binary Term)
One byte is a group of eight contiguous bits. A byte is used to represent a single alphanumeric
character, punctuation mark, or other symbol.
Cache Memory. A type of RAM that allows a faster from the CPU than a regular RAM. The
cache memory eliminates the CPU wait state. When the CPU reads data from the main memory,
a copy of this data is stored in the cache memory. The next time the same address, the data is
transferred from the cache memory instead of from the main memory.
CODEC (Compressor/Decompressor). A software component that translates video or audio between its uncompressed form and the compressed form in which it is stored.
COM Port
COM is a logical device name used by to designate the computer serial ports. Pointing devices, modems, and infrared modules can be connected to COM ports. Each COM port is
configured to use a different IRQ and address assignment.
Concurrent PCI
Concurrent PCI maximizes system performance with simultaneous CPU, PCI and ISA bus
activities. It includes multi-transaction timing, enhanced write performance, a passive release
mechanism and support for PCI 2.1 compliant delayed transactions. Concurrent PCI provides
increased bandwidth, reduced system latencies, improves video and audio performance, and
improves processing of host based applications.
CPU (Central Processing Unit)
The CPU, sometimes called “Processor,” actually functions as the “brain” of the computer. It
interprets and executes program commands and processes data stored in memory. Currently,
there are socket 370 (for Pentium III FC-PGA and Celeron-PPGA), socket 7 (for Pentium,
AMD, Cyrix, IBM), slot 1 (for Pentium II and III), slot 2 (for Xeon), and slot A (for AMD)
processors.
Device Driver
A device driver is a special set of instructions that allows the computer’s operating system to
communicate with devices such as VGA, audio, printer, or modem.
DOS (Disk Operating System)
DOS is the foundation on which all other programs and software applications operate, including Windows. DOS is responsible for allocating system resources such as memory, CPU
time, disk space, and access to peripheral devices. For this reason, DOS constitutes the basic
interface between you and your computer.
DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory)
A type of RAM that requires refresh cycles to prevent the loss of the data stored in it.
There are several different types of DRAM such as, EDO DRAM (Extended Data Output
DRAM), SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM), and RDRAM (Rambus DRAM) and DDR DRAM,
(Double-Data Rate DRAM).
Flash ROM
non-volatile memory device that retains its data even when power is removed. This device is
similar to EPROM, but unlike EPROM which can be erased only using an ultra-violet light,
flash ROM can be electrically erased. Flash ROM is normally used for system BIOS, which
initiates hardware devices and sets up necessary parameters for the OS. Since the flash ROM
contents can be modified, users can easily update the BIOS..
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IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics)
IDE devices integrate the drive control circuitry directly on the drive itself, eliminating the
need for a separate adapter card (in the case for SCSI devices). UltraDMA/33 IDE devices
can achieve up to 33MB/Sec transfer.
I/O (Input/Output)
The data transfers from the input devices like a keyboard, mouse, or scanner, to the output
devices like a printer or the monitor screen.
I/O Address
The specific memory location for a particular device. Two devices cannot share the same I/O
address space.
IrDA (Infrared Data Association)
An internaltional organization that creates and promotes inter-operable, low cost, infrared
data interconnection standards that support a walk-up, point-to-point model. The IrDA protocol is designed to support transmission of data between two devices over short-range pointto-point infrared at speeds between 9.6Kbps and 4Mbps.
ISP (Internet Service Provider)
A company that provides customer access to the Internet and the World Wide Web for a fee.
The ISP also provides Internet utilities and services like e-mail, newsgroup, weather reports,
and a host of others. The user can connect to the ISP using a modem installed in the computer
and connected to a phone line.
LPT Port (Line Printer Port)
Logical device name reserved by DOS for the computer parallel ports. Each LPT port is
configured to use a different IRQ and address assignment.
MMX
A set of 57 new instructions designed to accelerate multimedia and communications applications, such as 3D video, 3D sound, video conference.
Modem
A device that allows a computer to talk to another computer through the phone system.
Network
An interconnected computer system linked by telephone wires, or other means.
OnNow
The OnNow design initiative is a comprehensive, system-wide approach to system and device power control. OnNow is a term for PC that is always ON but appears OFF and responds
immediately to user or other requests. The OnNow design initiative involves changes that
will occur in the Microsoft Windows operating system, device drivers, hardware, and applications, and also relies on the changes defined in the Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) specification.
PC100/133
This is an industry-standard designation for memory capacity as a measure of the speed of the
memory bus. New platform requirements ensure that memory does not become a bottleneck
to system performance.
PCI Bus (Peripheral Component Interconnect Local Bus)
PCI bus is a standard specification that defines a 32-bit data bus interface.
PCI Bus Master
The PCI Bus Master can perform data transfer without local CPU help and the CPU can be
treated as one of the Bus Masters. PCI 2.1 supports concurrent PCI operation to allow the
local CPU and bus master to work simultaneously.
POST (Power On Self Test)
Powering on the computer initiates the POST, a series of software-controlled diagnostic tests.
The POST checks system memory, the motherboard circuitry, the display, the keyboard, the
diskette drive, and other I/O devices
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PS/2 Port
PS/2 ports are based on IBM Micro Channel Architecture. This type of architecture transfers
data through a 16-bit or 32-bit bus. A PS/2 mouse and/or keyboard may be used on ATX
motherboards.
RDRAM (Rambus DRAM)
Developed by Rambus, Inc., this type of memory can deliver up to 1.6GB of data per second.
RDRAM is the first interface standard that can be directly implemented on high performance
VLSI components such as, CMOS DRAMs, memory controllers, and graphics/video ICs.
RAM (Random Access Memory). The computer’s primary storage area used to write, store,
and retrieve information and program instructions which are passed to the CPU for processing. The information in RAM can be repeatedly re-written with new data. Compared to other
storage media like magnetic tape, floppy disk, and hard disk, RAM has an extraordinarily fast
access rate. RAM, however, is volatile, which means that the data stored in it are lost when
the system power is turned off, or if power glitches occur. See also DRAM and SDRAM.
ROM (Read Only Memory)
ROM is nonvolatile memory used to store permanent programs (called firmware) used in
certain computer components. Flash ROM (or EEPROM) can be reprogrammed with new
programs (or BIOS).
SCSI (Small Computer System Interface)
High speed multi-threaded I/O interface defined by the X3T9.2 committee of the American
National Standards Institute (ANSI) for connecting many peripheral devices. The standard
started from 10MBytes/sec to 160MBytes/sec available today.
SDRAM (Synchronous DRAM)
A type of DRAM with access signals that are synchronized with the CPU clock, eliminating
the delay associated with data transfers between the CPU and memory. SDRAM takes memory
access away from the CPU control; internal registers in the memory accept the request, and
lets the CPU do something else while the data requested is assembled for the next time the
CPU talks to the memory.
SPD for SDRAM module
Serial Presence Detect (SPD) is most like an ID detect for SDRAM module, it using a EEPROM component on DIMM module for storing module configuration information inside.
The Serial Presence Detect function is implemented using a 2048 bit EEPROM component.
This nonvolatile storage device contains data programmed by the DIMM manufacturer that
identifies the module type and various SDRAM organization and timing parameters.
System Disk
A system disk contains the core file of an operating system that boots up the operating system.
TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol). The communications protocol used by the UNIX system and the Internet. TCP checks for lost packets, puts the data from
multiple packets into the correct order, and requests that missing or damaged packets be
resent.
USB (Universal Serial Bus)
A 4-pin serial cable bus that allows up to 127 plug and play computer peripherals such as
keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner, printer, modem, and monitor to share a bandwidth through
a host scheduled token based protocol. This allows attaching or detaching while the host and
other peripherals are in operation. Supports synchronous and asynchronous transfer types
over the same set of wires up to 12Mbit/sec. USB 2.0 provides twice the transfer rate compared to USB 1.0 and competes with the 1394 standard.
Wake-On-LAN
Computer will automatically wake-up upon receiving a wake-up packet through a Network
interface when it is under power soft-off, suspend or sleep mode.
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A
AC PWR Loss Restart 70
Accelerated Graphics Port 31
Accessories. See also Leads
AGP 31
AGP Slots 31
ASUS PC Probe
Using 79
ASUS Update
Using 84
ATAPI CD-ROM 72
ATX Power Switch Lead 42
Automatic Power Up 71
B
BIOS
Beep Code 43
Shadow Configuration 67
System Hangup 60
BIOS Beep Codes 43
Boot Sequence 72
Boot Up Floppy Seek 73
Boot Up NumLock Status 56
Boot Virus Detection 73
C
Central Processing Unit 25
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
CPU socket 9
External Frequency 19, 22
CHS Capacity 55
COM 2 Bracket 33
Connectors
ASUS EZ Plug 9
ATX power 9
Floppy disk 9
Floppy Disk Drive 34
Game/MIDI 9
IDE 9, 35
Infrared Module 15, 39
Internal Audio 15, 37
Parallel Port 33
PS/2 Keyboard 32
PS/2 Mouse 32
Serial Port 33
SMB 40
USB 33
CPU Speed 58
CPU Temperature 71
CyberLink
PowerDVD 88
PowerPlayer SE 85
VideoLive Mail 86
CyberLink PowerDVD
Using 88
CyberLink PowerPlayer SE
Using 85
CyberLink VideoLive Mail
Using 86
Cylinders 54
D
DIP Switches 18
Discard Changes 75
E
ECP DMA Select 64
Exit Discarding Changes 74
Exit Saving Changes 74
Expansion Cards
AGP Pro 31
Assigning IRQs 30
F
Floppy 3 Mode Support 52
Floppy Disk Drive Connector 34
G
Glossary 89
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H
M
Halt On 57
Hardware Setup
CPU Installation 25
Procedure 16
Head 55
Headers
USB 37, 38
Heatsink
installation 26
Maximum LBA Capacity 55
MB Temperature 71
Memory Hole At 15M-16M 62
Motherboard
Settings 17
Multi-Sector Transfers 55
O
I
IDE Activity LED Lead 15, 39
IDE Connectors 35
IDE Hard Drive 72
Infrared Module Connector 15, 39
Installation
CPU 25
Installed Memory 57
Internal Audio Connector 37
Interrupts
Request Table 30
Standard Assignments 30
IRQ XX Used By ISA 66
J
JumperFree™ Mode 15, 18
K
Keyboard Lock Switch Lead 42
L
LAN
Jumper Setting 21
Language 57
Leads
IDE Activity LED 39
Legacy Diskette A 52
Legacy Diskette B 52
Load Setup Defaults 75
94
Onboard AC97 Modem Controlle 63
Onboard Parallel Port 64
Onboard PCI IDE Enable 62
Onboard Serial Port 1 63
Onboard Serial Port 2 63
OS/2 Onboard Memory > 64M 60
Other Boot Device Select 72
P
Parallel Port Connector 33
Parallel Port Mode 64
PCI Latency Timer 65
PCI/VGA Palette Snoop 65
PIO Mode 55
Plug & Play O/S 73
Power Management 68
PowerDVD 88
Using 88
PowerPlayer SE
Using 85
Procedure
CPU Installation 25
Procedures
Updating BIOS 46
PS/2 Keyboard Connector 32
PS/2 Keyboard Port 9
PS/2 Mouse Connector 32
PS/2 Mouse Port 9
PWR Up On Modem Act 70
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Quick Power On Self Test 73
R
Removable Device 72
Reset Switch Lead 42
USB ports 9
Using
ASUS PC Probe 79
ASUS Update 84
PowerPlayer SE 85
V
S
Save Changes 75
Sector 55
Serial Port Connectors 33
Serial ports 9
Settings
Onboard Audio 22
SMART Monitoring 55
SMB Connector 40
SMI Lead 42
Starting Up 43
Supervisor Password 57
Suspend Mode 69
System Date 52
System Memory 23
System Message LED Lead 42
System Power LED Lead 42
System Time 52
VCORE Voltage 71
Video ROM BIOS Shadow 67
VideoLive Mail 86
Using 86
Voltage
+12 71
+3.3 71
+5 71
VCORE 71
W
Wake On LAN 70, 71
Wake On Ring 70
T
Translation Method 54
Type 53
U
UART2 Use Standard Infrared 63
Ultra DMA Mode 55
Universal Serial Bus Ports 33
Updating Your BIOS 45
USB Function 65
USB Headers 37, 38
USB Legacy Support 59
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