Albatron nVIDIA GeForce 7900 series GPU Specifications

Professional
Motherboard
M2N32 WS
E2560
First Edition V1
May 2006
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Contents
Notices......................................................................................................... vii
Safety information..................................................................................... viii
About this guide.......................................................................................... ix
M2N32 WS Professional specifications summary.................................... xi
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
1.3.1
1.3.2
Chapter 2: 2.1
2.2
2.2.1
Placement direction......................................................... 2-2
2.2.3
ASUS Stack Cool 2.......................................................... 2-3
2.2.4
Screw holes..................................................................... 2-2
Motherboard layout.......................................................... 2-4
Layout contents................................................................ 2-5
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 2-7
2.3.1
2.3.2
Installing the CPU............................................................ 2-7
Installing the heatsink and fan......................................... 2-9
System memory.......................................................................... 2-12
2.4.1
Overview........................................................................ 2-12
2.4.3
Installing a DIMM........................................................... 2-15
2.4.2
2.5
Hardware information
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 2-2
2.2.5
2.4
ASUS Special features.................................................... 1-5
Before you proceed...................................................................... 2-1
2.2.2
2.3
Product highlights............................................................ 1-2
2.4.4
Memory configurations................................................... 2-13
Removing a DIMM......................................................... 2-15
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-16
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card.......................................... 2-16
2.5.3
Interrupt assignments.................................................... 2-17
2.5.2
2.5.4
2.5.5
2.5.6
2.5.7
Configuring an expansion card...................................... 2-16
PCI slot.......................................................................... 2-18
PCI-X slots..................................................................... 2-18
PCI Express x1 slots...................................................... 2-18
Two PCI Express x16 slots............................................ 2-18
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Contents
2.6
2.7
Jumper......................................................................................... 2-25
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-27
2.7.1
2.7.2
Chapter 3: 3.1
3.2
3.2.1
Using the dual function power switch............................... 3-2
BIOS setup
4.1.1
ASUS Update utility......................................................... 4-1
4.1.3
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility.................................................... 4-5
4.1.4
4.1.5
4.1.6
Creating a bootable floppy disk........................................ 4-4
Updating the BIOS........................................................... 4-6
Saving the current BIOS file............................................. 4-8
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility....................................... 4-9
BIOS setup program................................................................... 4-10
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen..........................................................4-11
4.2.3
Legend bar..................................................................... 4-12
4.2.2
4.2.4
4.2.5
4.2.6
4.2.7
4.2.8
Menu bar.........................................................................4-11
Menu items.................................................................... 4-12
Sub-menu items............................................................. 4-12
Configuration fields........................................................ 4-12
Pop-up window.............................................................. 4-13
General help.................................................................. 4-13
Main menu................................................................................... 4-14
4.3.1
System Time ................................................................. 4-14
4.3.3
Language....................................................................... 4-14
4.3.2
4.3.4
4.3.5
4.3.6
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Using the OS shut down function..................................... 3-2
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 4-1
4.1.2
4.3
Powering up
Powering off the computer........................................................... 3-2
Chapter 4: 4.2
Internal connectors........................................................ 2-29
Starting up for the first time......................................................... 3-1
3.2.2
4.1
Rear panel connectors................................................... 2-27
System Date.................................................................. 4-14
Legacy Diskette A ......................................................... 4-14
Primary IDE Master/Slave.............................................. 4-15
First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth,
and Sixth SATA Master...................................................................4-17
Contents
4.3.7
HDD SMART Monitoring................................................ 4-18
4.3.9
Usable Memory.............................................................. 4-18
4.4.1
JumperFree Configuration............................................. 4-19
4.4.3
PEG Link Mode.............................................................. 4-23
4.4.5
Chipset........................................................................... 4-27
4.3.8
4.4
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-19
4.4.2
4.4.4
4.4.6
4.5
4.4.7 PCIPnP.......................................................................... 4-29
Onboard Device Configuration....................................... 4-30
ACPI Suspend Type . .................................................... 4-34
4.5.3
APM Configuration......................................................... 4-35
4.5.4
ACPI APIC Support . ..................................................... 4-34
Hardware Monitor.......................................................... 4-37
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-38
4.6.1
Boot Device Priority....................................................... 4-38
4.6.3
Hard Disk Drives............................................................ 4-39
4.6.4
4.6.5
4.6.6
Removable Drives.......................................................... 4-39
CDROM Drives.............................................................. 4-39
Boot Settings Configuration .......................................... 4-40
Security.......................................................................... 4-41
Tools menu.................................................................................. 4-43
4.7.1
ASUS Music Alarm......................................................... 4-43
4.7.3
ASUS EZ Flash 2........................................................... 4-47
4.7.2
4.8
CPU Configuration......................................................... 4-23
4.5.1
4.6.2
4.7
AI NET2......................................................................... 4-22
Power menu................................................................................. 4-34
4.5.2
4.6
Installed Memory............................................................ 4-18
ASUS O.C. Profile.......................................................... 4-45
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-48
Contents
Chapter 5: 5.1
5.2
Support CD information............................................................... 5-1
5.2.1
Running the support CD.................................................. 5-1
5.2.3
Utilities menu................................................................... 5-3
5.2.2
5.2.4
5.2.5
5.2.6
5.2.7
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Software support
Installing an operating system.................................................... 5-1
Drivers menu.................................................................... 5-2
Make Disk menu.............................................................. 5-5
Manuals menu................................................................. 5-6
ASUS Contact information............................................... 5-7
Other information............................................................. 5-7
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is
required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications
to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the
electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the
power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are
connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing system
before you add a device.
• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure
that all power cables are unplugged.
• Seek professional assistance before using an adpater or extension cord.
These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area.
If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using,
contact your local power company.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all
the manuals that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the
power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer
immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in
any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring
the motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new
technology it supports.
•
Chapter 2: Hardware information
•
Chapter 3: Powering up
•
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
•
Chapter 5: Software support
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform
when installing system components. It includes description of the switches,
jumpers, and connectors on the motherboard.
This chapter describes the power up sequence and ways of shutting down
the system.
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes with the
motherboard package.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1.
2.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and
software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty
flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not
part of the standard package.
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Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following
symbols used throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key> Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign
means that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the
Enter or Return key.
<Key1+Key2+Key3>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the
key names are linked with a plus sign (+).
Example: <Ctrl+Alt+D>
Command
Means that you must type the command exactly
as shown, then supply the required item or value
enclosed in brackets.
Example: At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
awdflash M2N32-WS.ROM
M2N32 WS Professional
specifications summary
CPU
Socket AM2 for AMD Athlon™64 FX/Athlon™ 64 X2/
Athlon™ 64/Sempron™ processor
Supports AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet™ Technology
AMD64 architecture enables simultaneous 32-bit and
64-bit computing
Chipset
NVIDIA® nForce® 590 SLI™ MCP(NVIDIA® LinkBoost™ Technology, NVIDIA® Tritium Technology certified)
North bridge: NVIDIA® C51XE
South bridge: NVIDIA® MCP55PXE
PCI-X bridge: NEC uPD720404
System bus
2000 / 1600 MT/s
Memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
- 4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support unbufferred
ECC/non-ECC DDR2 800/667/533 MHz memory
modules
- Supports up to 8 GB system memory
Expansion slots
2 x PCI Express™ x16 slots with NVIDIA® SLI™ support
at full x16, x16 speed
2 x PCI-E x1 slots
2 x PCI-X slots
1 x PCI 2.2 slot
Scalable Link Interface
(SLI™)
Supports two identical NVIDIA® SLI™-ready graphics
cards, both at x16 mode
Storage
NVIDIA® nForce® 590 SLI™ MCP supports:
- 1 x IDE connector for up to two Ultra DMA
133/100 devices
- 6 x Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors support six
Serial ATA devices
- RAID 0, RAID1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5, and JBOD
configurations spanning across Serial ATA drives
via the onboard NVIDIA® MediaShield™ RAID
controller
Marvell® 88SE614x Serial ATA controller supports:
- 3 x Internal Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s
- 1 x External Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s on the rear panel
- 1 x IDE connector for up to two Ultra DMA 100
devices
LAN
2 x Marvell® 88E1116 PHY
Firewall function
Supports Teaming functions
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M2N32 WS Professional
specifications summary
High Definition Audio
SoundMAX® ADI AD1988B 8-channel CODEC
Supports Jack-Sensing, Enumeration, Multi-Streaming,
and Jack-Retasking Technology
Optical and Coaxial S/PDIF Out interfaces
IEEE 1394
T1 1394 controller supports:
- 2 x IEEE 1394a connectors (at mid-board)
USB
Supports up to 10 USB 2.0/1.1 ports
ASUS special features
Performance
Intelligent overclocking tools:
- AI NOS™ (Non-delay Overclocking System)
- AI Overclocking (intelligent CPU frequency tuner)
- AI Clock Skew
- ASUS PEG Link (automatic performance tuning for
single/dual graphics cards) ASUS BIOS Profile: overclocking configuration-sharing tool
- ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
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- ASUS AI Booster
- Adjustable FSB/DDR2 ratio. Fixed PCI/PCIe frequencies.
- Hyper Path 3
Precision Tweaker:
- vDIMM: 25-step DRAM voltage control
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.0125 V
increment
- Stepless Frequency Selection(SFS) allows FSB
tuning from 200 MHz up to 400 MHz at 1 MHz
increment
- PCI Express x16 frequency allows PCI Express x16
frequency tuning from 100 MHz to 200 MHz at 1
MHz increment
ASUS special features
Thermal
ASUS 8-Phase Power Design
Stack Cool 2
Q-Fan 2
ASUS Heat-pipe Thermal solution
ASUS special features
Life
Multi-language BIOS
SATA on the Go
AI Nap
AI Gear
My Logo™ 3
ASUS special features
Others
CrashFree BIOS 3
EZ Flash 2
ASUS AI NET 2
Q-Connector
ASUS AI Quiet
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M2N32 WS Professional
specifications summary
Rear panel
1 x PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse port (green)
1 x Parallel port
1 x External Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s
1 x Optical S/PDIF Out port 1 x Coaxial S/PDIF Out port
2 x LAN (RJ-45) ports
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
8-channel audio ports
Internal connectors
3 x USB 2.0 connectors support six additional USB 2.0 ports
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
2 x IDE connectors for two devices
9 x Serial ATA connectors
1 x CPU / 4 x Chassis / 1 x Power fan connectors
2 x IEEE 1394a connectors
1 x Parallel connector
1 x TPM connector
Chassis intrusion connector
Front panel audio connector
CD audio in connector
24-pin ATX power connector
8-pin ATX 2.0/1.1 power connector
System panel connector
BIOS features
8 Mb AWARD BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 2.3
Manageability
WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE, AI NET 2, Chassis Intrusion
Power requirements
ATX power supply (with 24-pin and 4-pin 12 V plugs)
ATX 12 V 2.0 compliant
Support CD contents
Device drivers
BIOS flash utility under DOS
ASUS AI Booster
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update
NVIDIA® RAID
Form factor
ATX form factor: 12 in x 9.6 in (30.5 cm x 24.5 cm)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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This chapter describes the motherboard
features and the new technologies
it supports.
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Product
introduction
Chapter summary
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1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
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1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® M2N32 WS Professional motherboard!
The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it
another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the
items in your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
ASUS M2N32 WS Professional
I/O modules
1 x 2-port IEEE 1394a module
1 x 2-port USB 2.0 module
Cables
9 x Serial ATA cables
5 x Serial ATA power cables for up to nine devices
1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 cable
1 x Floppy disk drive cable
Accessories
I/O shield
ASUS SLI™ Bridge
ASUS Q-Connector Kit (USB, 1394, System panel)
Application CD
ASUS motherboard support CD
InterVideo® Media Launcher
Documentation
User guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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1.3
Special features
1.3.1
Product highlights
Latest processor technology
The motherboard comes with a 940-pin AM2 socket that supports AMD Athlon™
64 X2/Athlon™ 64/Athlon™ FX/Sempron™ processor. With an integrated lowlatency high-bandwidth memory controller and a highly scalable HyperTransport™
technology-based system bus, the motherboard provides a powerful platform for
your diverse computing needs, increased office productivity, and enhanced digital
media experience. See page 2-7 for details.
NVIDIA® Scalable Link Interface (SLI™)
The NVIDIA® Scalable Link Interface (SLI™) technology allows two graphics
processing units (GPUs) in a single system. This technology takes advantage of
the PCI Express™ bus architecture and features intelligent hardware and software
solutions that allows multiple GPUs to work together and achieve exceptional
graphics performance.
64-bit CPU support
The motherboard supports 64-bit computing, which is the next generation
technology to replace the current 32-bit architecture. The 64-bit architecture
delivers advanced system performance, faster memory access, and increased
productivity. This motherboard provides excellent compatibility and flexibility by
support either 64-bit or 32-bit architecture. See page 2-7 for details.
DDR2 memory support
The motherboard supports DDR2 memory that features data transfer rates of
800/667/533 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest
3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR2
architecture doubles the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system
performance, eliminating bottlenecks with peak bandwidths of up to 10.7 GB/s.
See pages 2­‑12 to 2-13 for details.
PCI-X® interface
The motherboard supports PCI-X, the new and improved version of the previous
PCI standard. PCI-X offers faster data transfers and enhanced system reliability
with ECC automatic single-bit error recovery and double-bit error detection. PCI-X,
which is backward-compatible with PCI-based hardware and software, enables
users to keep pace with upcoming advances in high-bandwidth, business-critical
applications such as Fiber Channel, RAID, InfiniBrand™ Architecture, and iSCSI.
See pages 2-18 and 2-26 for details.
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PCI Express™ interface
The motherboard fully supports PCI Express, the latest I/O interconnect technology
that speeds up the PCI bus. PCI Express features point‑to­‑point serial
interconnections between devices and allows higher clockspeeds by carrying data
in packets. This high speed interface is software compatible with existing PCI
specifications. See page 2-18 for details.
Serial ATA I/II technology and SATA-On-The-Go
The motherboard fully supports the Serial ATA II 3.0 Gb/s technology through the
Serial ATA interfaces and the NVIDIA® nForce® 590 SLI™ chipset. The Serial
ATA 3 Gb/s specification provides twice the bandwidth of the current Serial
ATA products with a host of new features, including Power Management (PM)
Implementation Algorithm. Serial ATA allows for thinner, more flexible cables with
lower pin count and reduced voltage required. Leveraging these Serial ATA 3.0
Gb/s features is the SATA-On-The-Go. Supported by the Marvell® 88SE614x Serial
ATA controller, four Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors (three at mid-board and one on
the rear panel) provide smart setup, and hot-plug function. See pages 2-28, 2-31,
and 2-32 for details.
IEEE 1394a support
The IEEE 1394a interface provides high-speed and flexible PC connectivity to
a wide range of peripherals and devices compliant to the IEEE 1394a standard.
The IEEE 1394a interface allows up to 400 Mbps transfer rates through simple,
low-cost, high-bandwidth asynchronous (real-time) data interfacing between
computers, peripherals, and consumer electronic devices such as camcorders,
VCRs, printers, TVs, and digital cameras. See page 2-33 for details.
S/PDIF digital sound ready
The motherboard supports the S/PDIF technology through the S/PDIF interfaces
on the rear panel. The S/PDIF technology turns your computer into a high-end
entertainment system with digital connectivity to powerful audio and speaker
systems. See page 2-27 for details.
USB 2.0 technology
The motherboard implements the Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 specification,
dramatically increasing the connection speed from the 12 Mbps bandwidth on USB
1.1 to a fast 480 Mbps on USB 2.0. USB 2.0 is backward compatible with USB 1.1.
See pages 2-28 and 2-33 for details.
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Dual Gigabit LAN solution
The motherboard comes with dual Gigabit LAN controllers to provide the total
solution for your networking needs. These network controllers use the PCI Express
segment to provide faster data bandwidth for your wired or wireless Internet, LAN,
and file sharing requirements. See page 2-27 for details.
AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet Technology
The motherboard supports the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet Technology, which monitors
system operation and automatically adjusts CPU voltage and frequency for a cool
and quiet operating environment. See page 4-26 for details.
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1.3.2
ASUS Special features
AI Gear
AI Gear allows users to choose from four modes to adjust CPU, FSB speed and
Vcore voltage, minimizing noise and power consumption. Users can choose the
mode that best suits their needs. See page 4-20 for details
AI Nap
With AI Nap, the system can continue running at minimum power and noise
when the user is temporarily away. To wake the system and return to the OS
environment, simply click the mouse or press a key.
Advanced Thermal Design
ASUS Stack Cool 2
ASUS Stack Cool 2 is a fan-less and zero-noise cooling solution that lowers
the temperature of critical heat generating components. The motherboard
uses a special design on the printed circuit board (PCB) to dissipate heat that
critical components generate. See page 2-3 for details.
8-Phase Power Design
The ASUS 8-Phase Power Design prolongs CPU lifespan and keeps the
system stable by preventing high power stress to the CPU and power supply
module. The design ensures high efficiency operation to generate less heat
compared with conventional power solutions, thus achieving cool system
environment and making this motherboard ideal for overclocking.
Fanless Design and Heat-pipe
The ASUS fanless design allows multi-directional heat flow from major
thermal sources in the motherboard to lower overall system temperature,
resulting in quieter operation and longer system life. ASUS has devoted
special efforts to address the thermal issues across the motherboard, and
most notably in the following areas: CPU, power, VGA, Northbridge and
Southbridge. The heat pipe, heatsink, and strategic board layout were tailor
made to dissipate heat in the most efficient manner.
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ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a
USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. This utility saves users the cost and hassle
of buying a replacement BIOS chip. See page 4-9 for details.
ASUS EZ Flash 2
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply press the predefined
hotkey to launch the utility and update the BIOS without entering the OS. Update
your BIOS easily without preparing a bootable diskette or using an OS-based flash
utility. See pages 4-5 and 4-47 for details.
ASUS MyLogo 3
ASUS My Logo 3 is the new feature present in the motherboard that allows you
to personalize and add style to your system with customizable and animated boot
logos.
PEG Link Mode for two graphics cards
This feature enhances your PCI Express graphics card performance. It allows the
motherboard to automatically adjust the PCI Express graphics link mode to the
correct frequency based on the system configuration. Four additional settings are
available for overclocking the PEG Link Mode. See page 4-23 for details.
Precision Tweaker
This feature allows you to fine tune the CPU/memory voltage and gradually
increase the memory Front Side Bus (FSB) and PCI Express frequency at 1MHz
increment to achieve maximum system performance.
ASUS Multi-language BIOS
The multi-language BIOS allows you to select the language of your choice from the
available options. The localized BIOS menus allow easier and faster configuration.
See page 4-14 for details.
C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
The C.P.R. feature of the motherboard BIOS allows automatic re-setting to the
BIOS default settings in case the system hangs due to overclocking. When the
system hangs due to overclocking, C.P.R. eliminates the need to open the system
chassis and clear the RTC data. Simply shut down and reboot the system, and the
BIOS automatically restores the CPU default setting for each parameter.
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Q-Connector
The ASUS Q-Connector allows you to connect or disconnect chassis front panel
cables in one easy step with one complete module. This unique adapter eliminates
the trouble of plugging in one cable at a time, making connection quick and
accurate.
ASUS O.C. Profile
The motherboard features the ASUS BIOS Profile that allows users to conveniently
store or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS settings can be stored in the
CMOS or a separate file, giving users freedom to share and distribute their favorite
settings.
AI NOS™ (Non-Delay Overclocking System)
ASUS Non-delay Overclocking System™ (NOS) is a technology that auto‑detects
the CPU loading and dynamically overclocks the CPU speed only when needed.
See page 4-20 for details.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter lists the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform
when installing system components. It
includes description of the jumpers and
connectors on the motherboard.
2
Hardware
information
Chapter summary
2
2.1
Before you proceed...................................................................... 2-1
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 2-7
2.2
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 2-2
System memory.......................................................................... 2-12
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-16
Jumper......................................................................................... 2-25
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-27
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Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components
or change any motherboard settings.
•
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or to
a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded
antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure
that the ATX power supply is switched off or the power cord is detached
from the power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the
motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.
Onboard LED
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED. The green LED lights up
to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft‑off mode. This is a
reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable
before removing or plugging in any motherboard component. The illustration
below shows the location of the onboard LED.
SB_PWR
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
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Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to
ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage
motherboard components.
2.2.1
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the chassis in
the correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the
chassis as indicated in the image below.
2.2.2
Screw holes
Place nine (9) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard
to the chassis.
Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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2.2.3
ASUS Stack Cool 2
The motherboard comes with the ASUS Stack Cool 2 cooling solution that lowers
the temperature of critical heat generating components by 20ºC. The motherboard
uses a special design on the printed circuit board (PCB) to dissipate heat that
critical components generate.
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Motherboard layout
24.5cm (9.6in)
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
SPS_FAN1
PCIEX1_1
NEC
uPD720404
EXT_SATA1
PCIX_SPEED
Marvell
88SE614x
PCIX_1
Marvell
88E1116
PRI_IDE
PCIEX16_1
EXT_SATA3
EXT_SATA2
Marvell
88E1116
®
nVIDIA
C51XE
30.5cm (12.0in)
FLOPPY
EATXPWR
CHA_FAN3
CHA_FAN1
USB910
USB910_WFGBT
PCIX_2
CD
M2N32 WS PRO
PCIEX16_2
AAFP
TSB43AB22A
®
nVIDIA
MCP55PXE
®
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
PCIEX1_2
CLRTC
PCI1
CHA_FAN4
CHA_FAN2
TPM
IE1394_1
IE1394_2
USB56
SATA5
SATA3
SATA1
SATA6
SATA4
SATA2
8Mb
BIOS
AD1988B
2-
SB_PWR
PRI_EIDE
AUDIO
DDR2 DIMM_B2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
LAN2_USB34
DDR2 DIMM_A2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
LAN1_USB12
DDR2 DIMM_B1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
DDR2 DIMM_A1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
CPU_FAN
Socket AM2
PARALLEL PORT
EXT_SATA4
SPDIF_O2
Super
I/O
ATX12V
SPDIF_O1
USB78
CHASSIS
PANEL
COM1
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.2.4
Layout contents
Slots
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
DDR2 DIMM slots
PCI slots
PCI Express x16 slots
PCI Express x1 slot
PCI-X slots
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Jumper
1.
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
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Rear panel connectors
1.
PS/2 mouse port (green)
2.
Parallel port
3.
LAN 1 (RJ-45) port
4.
LAN 2 (RJ-45) port
5.
Rear Speaker Out port (black)
6.
Center/Subwoofer port (orange)
7.
Line In port (light blue)
8.
Line Out port (lime)
9.
Microphone port (pink)
10.
Side Speaker Out port (gray)
11.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
12.
USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4
13.
External SATA port
14.
Optical S/PDIF Out port
15.
Coaxial S/PDIF Out port
16.
PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
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2.
PCI-X Speed setting (6-pin PCIX_SPEED)
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Internal connectors
1.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
2.
NVIDIA® IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
3.
Marvell® IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_EIDE)
4.
NVIDIA® nForceNVIDIA® 590 SLI Southbridge Serial ATA
connectors (7-pin SATA1 [red], SATA2 [red], SATA3 [red],
SATA4 [red], SATA5 [red], SATA6 [red])
5.
Marvell® 88SE614x Serial ATA connector (7-pin EXT_
SATA1, EXT_SATA2, EXT_SATA3)
6.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78, USB910)
7.
IEEE 1394a port connectors (10-1 pin IE1394_1, 10-1 pin IE1394_2)
8.
CPU, chassis, power, and Power Fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN1, 3-pin CHA_FAN2,
3-pin CHA_FAN3, 3-pin CHA_FAN4, 3-pin SPS_FAN1)
9.
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
10.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 8-pin ATX12V)
11.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
12.
Internal audio connector (4-pin CD [black])
13.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
14.
TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
15.
System panel connector (20-pin PANEL)
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•
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•
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System power LED (2-pin PLED)
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWR)
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a 940-pin AM2 socket designed for the AMD
Athlon™ 64 X2/Athlon™ 64 FX/Athlon™ 64/Sempron™ processor.
The AM2 socket has a different pinout from the 939-pin socket designed for the
AMD Opteron™ processor. Make sure you use a CPU is designed for the AM2
socket. The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into
the socket to prevent bending the connectors on the socket and damaging the
CPU!
2.3.1
Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
1.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
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2.
Unlock the socket by pressing the
lever sideways, then lift it up to a
90º angle.
Socket lever
Make sure that the socket lever is lifted up to a 90º angle; otherwise, the CPU
will not fit in completely.
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3.
4.
Position the CPU above the socket
such that the CPU corner with the
gold triangle matches the socket
corner with a small triangle.
Carefully insert the CPU into the
socket until it fits in place.
Gold triangle
Small triangle
5.
6.
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When the CPU is in place, push
down the socket lever to secure the
CPU. The lever clicks on the side tab
to indicate that it is locked.
Install a CPU heatsink and fan
following the instructions that came
with the heatsink package.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3.2
Installing the heatsink and fan
The AMD Athlon™ 64FX/Athlon™ 64/Athlon™ 64 X2/Sempron™ processor
requires a specially designed heatsink and fan assembly to ensure optimum
thermal condition and performance.
Make sure that you use only AMD-certified heatsink and fan assembly.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
Place the heatsink on top of the installed CPU, making sure that the heatsink
fits properly on the retention module base.
•
The retention module base is already installed on the motherboard
upon purchase. •
You do not have to remove the retention module base when
installing the CPU or installing other motherboard components.
•
If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, make
sure that a Thermal Interface Material is properly applied to the CPU
heatsink or CPU before you install the heatsink and fan assembly.
CPU fan
CPU heatsink
Retention module base
Retention bracket
Retention bracket lock
Your boxed CPU heatsink and fan assembly should come with installation
instructions for the CPU, heatsink, and the retention mechanism. If the
instructions in this section do not match the CPU documentation, follow the
latter.
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2.
Attach one end of the retention bracket
to the retention module base.
3.
Align the other end of the retention
bracket (near the retention bracket
lock) to the retention module base.
A clicking sound denotes that the
retention bracket is in place.
Make sure that the fan and
heatsink assembly perfectly fits
the retention mechanism module
base, otherwise you cannot snap
the retention bracket in place.
4.
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Push down the retention bracket lock
on the retention mechanism to secure
the heatsink and fan to the module
base.
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5.
When the fan and heatsink assembly is in place, connect the CPU fan cable
to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN.
CPU_FAN
GND
CPU FAN PWR
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWM
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M2N32 WS PRO CPU fan connector
Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors
can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
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2.4
System memory
2.4.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline Memory
Modules (DIMM) sockets.
A DDR2 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR DIMM but has a
240-pin footprint compared to the 184-pin DDR DIMM. DDR2 DIMMs are notched
differently to prevent installation on a DDR DIMM socket.
®
DIMM_A2
DIMM_B2
M2N32 WS PRO
DIMM_A1
DIMM_B1
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets:
M2N32 WS PRO 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
Channel
Channel 1
Channel 2
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Sockets
DIMM_A1 and DIMM_B1
DIMM_A2 and DIMM_B2
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.4.2
Memory configurations
You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, and 1 GB unbuffered ECC/non-ECC DDR2
DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.
•
For dual-channel configuration, the total size of memory module(s) installed
per channel must be the same (DIMM_A1 + DIMM_B1 = DIMM_A2 +
DIMM_B2).
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, we recommend that you obtain memory modules from
the same vendor. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the latest
Qualified Vendors List.
•
When using only one DDR2 DIMM module, install it into slot DIMM_A1
only.
•
For single-channel memory configuration, start installing the DDR2 DIMMs
from slot DIMM_A1 or DIMM_B1.
•
For dual-channel memory configuration, install the DIMMs in slots
DIMM_B1 and DIMM_A1 (yellow slots); install another pair of DIMMs in
slots DIMM_B2 and DIMM_A2 (black slots).
Important notice on installing Windows® XP 32-bit version
If you install Windows® XP 32-bit version Operating System (OS), the limitation
of this OS version is that it may reserve a certain amount of memory space for
system devices. We recommend that you install less than 3 GB system memory
if you would like to work under Windows® XP 32-bit version OS. The excess
memory installation will not cause any usage problem, but it will not give users
the benefit of manipulating this excess memory space.
Visit the ASUS FAQ site for further
explanation:
http://support.asus.com/faq/faq.
aspx?SLanguage=en-us
Under General Search, make the
selections as shown, then click Search.
Click the article titled “4GB memory installed but less memory size
detected.”
You also may check the URLs below for third party comments on this issue:
http://dlsvr01.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/4GB_Rev1.pdf
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/cs-016594.htm
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Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
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Module
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Chip
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2.4.3
Installing a DIMM
Unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other
system components. Failure to do so can cause severe damage to both the
motherboard and the components.
2
To install a DIMM:
1.
2.
3.
3
Unlock a DIMM socket by
pressing the retaining clips
outward.
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the socket.
DDR2 DIMM notch
1
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the
DIMM is properly seated.
Unlocked retaining clip
2.4.4
•
A DDR2 DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. Do
not force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
•
The DDR2 DIMM sockets do not support DDR DIMMs. DO not install DDR
DIMMs to the DDR2 DIMM sockets.
Removing a DIMM
To remove a DIMM:
1.
Support the DIMM lightly with
your fingers when pressing the
retaining clips. The DIMM might
get damaged when it flips out
with extra force.
2.
2
Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
1
1
DDR2 DIMM notch
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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2.5
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following sub‑sections
describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion
cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard
components.
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with
it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a
chassis).
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw
for later use.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
Replace the system cover.
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure the it by adjusting the software
settings.
1.
2.
3.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See
Chapter 4 for information on BIOS setup.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support “Share
IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments; otherwise, conflicts will
arise between the two PCI groups, making the system unstable and the card
inoperable.
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2.5.3
Interrupt assignments
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
0
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Priority
1
2
–
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Standard function
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Redirect to IRQ#9
Communications Port (COM1)*
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering*
Floppy Disk Controller
Printer Port (LPT1)*
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering*
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering*
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering*
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port*
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
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2.5.4
PCI slot
The PCI slot supports cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and other
cards that comply with PCI specifications. Refer to the figure below for the location
of the slot.
2.5.5
Two PCI-X slots
The PCI-X slots support cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and
other cards that comply with PCI-X 1.0 specifications. Refer to the figure below for
the location of the slots.
2.5.6
Two PCI Express x1 slots
This motherboard supports PCI Express x1 network cards, SCSI cards and other
cards that comply with the PCI Express specifications. Refer to the figure below for
the location of the slot.
2.5.7
Two PCI Express x16 slots
This motherboard supports two SLI‑ready PCI Express x16 graphic cards that
comply with the PCI Express specifications. Refer to the figure below for the
location of the slot.
PCI Express x1 slot
Primary PCI Express x16 slot (blue)
PCI-X slots
PCI slot
PCI Express x1 slot
Secondary PCI Express x16 slot (black)
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•
Connect a rear chassis fan to the chassis (CHA_FAN1 or CHA_FAN2)
connector when using two graphics cards for better thermal environment.
See page 2-33 for details.
•
In single card mode, you may use either the blue or black slot for PCI
Express x16 cards.
•
In NVIDIA® SLI™ mode, the PCI Express x16 slots work at the full
bandwidth of PCI Express x16 for a combined bandwidth of x32.
•
We recommend that you provide sufficient power when running NVIDIA®
SLI™ mode. See page 2-31 for details.
•
In Single Card mode, you may use either the blue or black slot for PCI
Express x16 graphics cards.
•
•
•
In SLI mode, the PCI Express x16 slots work at the full bandwidth of PCI
Express x16 on each slot for a combined bandwidth of x32.
Due to NVIDIA nForce4 SLI x16 chipset limitation, if you install a Dual-GPU
graphics card on the blue x16 slot, it runs at x8 speed for one of the two
GPUs.
Due to NVIDIA nForce4 SLI x16 chipset limitations, this motherboard does
not support two dual-GPU graphics cards (total 4 GPUs) running in SLI
mode.
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Qualified graphics cards
Model
Type:
Type: PCI
PCI
Connect
Interface
OS Environment
WinXP Pro
Status
Chipset
ATI GC-R92SEPCI-C3
Rev.1.1 (BIOS: V8.011.006)
PCI1
Pass
ATI Radeon 9200SE
Gecube R7000PCI-A3
Rev. 1.1 (BIOS: V008.004)
PCI1
Win2000 Pro (CHT)
Pass
ATI Radeon 7000
Gecube R9250PCI-D3
Rev. 1.0 (BIOS: V008.011)
PCI1
Win2003 R2 Standard
(CHS)
Pass
ATI Radeon 9250
Matrox G200 MMS
Rev. A (BIOS: V3.3 b34)
PCI1
Win2000 Pro (CHT)
Pass
Matrox G200
Matrox PH-P256
Rev. A (BIOS: V1.1.017)
PCI1
Win2003 R2 Standard
(ENG)
Pass
Matrox Parhelia-256
Powercolor Radeon 7000
Rev.V1.0
(BIOS: V008.004.008)
PCI1
Pass
ATI Radeon 7000
Model
Type: PCIEX16
2-20
ASUS EAX300
Rev: V1.00
(BIOS: V5b60.8.15.117.0)
PCIEX16_2
WinXP Pro
Pass
ATI Radeon X300
ASUS EAX300SE
Rev: V1.00
(BIOS: V5b60.8.15.117.0)
PCIEX16_1
WinXP Pro.
Pass
ATI Radeon X300SE
ASUS EAX300SE-HM128
Rev: V1.00
(BIOS: V008.015.128.000)
PCIEX16_1
Win2000 Pro
Pass
ATI Radeon X300SE
(Hyper Memory)
ASUS EAX300SE-X
Rev: V1.00
(BIOS: V008.015.117.000)
PCIEX16_1
Win2003 R2 Standard
(CHS)
Pass
ATI Radeon X300SE
ASUS EAX550 128M
(BIOS: V5B60.8.15.139.
AS05)
PCIEX16_2
WinXP Home (JPN)
Pass
ATI Radeon X550
ASUS EAX550GE 256M
(BIOS: V5B60.8.15.139.AS01)
PCIEX16_2
Win2000 Pro
Pass
ATI Radeon X550
ASUS EAX600XT Rev. V1.02
(BIOS: V113-AA20306-100
AS)
PCIEX16_1
WinXP-64 Pro.
Pass
ATI Radeon X600XT
ASUS EAX700
(BIOS: V5E4D.9.7.1.3. A901)
PCIEX16_2
WinXP Home (JPN)
Pass
ATI Radeon X700
ASUS EAX700-X 128M
Rev. V1.00a
(BIOS: V009.008.001.004)
PCIEX16_1
WinXP Pro.(CHT)
Pass
ATI Radeon X700LE
ASUS EAX700LE 128M
(BIOS: V5E4D.9.8.1.4. AS13)
PCIEX16_2
WinXP-64 Pro.
Pass
ATI Radeon X700LE
Albatron PC6200
(BIOS: V5.43.02.27)
PCIEX16_2
WinXP-64 Pro
Pass
nVidia GeForce 6200
ASUS EAX700PRO
Rev. V1.00
(BIOS: V113-AA.30602-100)
PCIEX16_2
Win2003 R2 Enterprise
(CHT)
Pass
ATI Radeon
X700PRO
ASUS EN6800GT Rev. V1.02
(BIOS: V5.40.02.26.AS05)
PCIEX16_1
Win2003 R2 Standard
ASUS EN6800 Rev. V1.00
(BIOS: V5.41.02.17.AS01)
PCIEX16_1
PCIEX16_2
WinXP Pro.
Pass
nVidia GeForce 6800
ASUS EAX800XL Rev. V1.00
(BIOS: V554D.9.7.1.AS02)
PCIEX16_2
WinXP Pro.
Pass
ATI Radeon X800XL
nVidia GeForce
6800GT
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
Qualified graphics cards
Model
Type: PCIEX16
PCI
Type:
Connect
Interface
OS
Environment
Status
Chipset
ASUS EAX1300
(BIOS: V113.AA77100.102)
PCIEX16_1
Win2003-64
R2 Standard
Pass
ATI Radeon X1300
ASUS EAX1800XT 512MB
(BIOS: V7100.9.12.4.2.AS01)
PCIEX16_1
WinXP Pro.
Pass
ATI Radeon X1800XT
ASUS EAX1600XT Silent
256MB V.1.00
(BIOS: 71C0.9.12.4.2)
PCIEX16_2
Win2000 Pro
Pass
ATI Radeon X1600XT
ASUS EAX1900CrossFire
(BIOS: 7249.9.12.5.2AS05)
PCIEX16_1
WinXP Pro.
Pass
ATI Radeon X1900CF
ASUS EN5750/128 Rev. 1.01
(BIOS: V04.32.20.38.00)
PCIEX16_1
WinXP-64 Pro.
Pass
nVidia GeForce PCX5750
ASUS EN5900 Rev. 1.01
(BIOS: V04.35.20.45)
PCIEX16_1
WinXP Pro.
Pass
nVidia GeForce PCX5900
ASUS EN6200GE
Rev V1.00A
(BIOS: V5.43.02.27.AS07)
PCIEX16_2
Win2003-64
R2 Standard
Pass
nVidia GeForce 6200
ASUS EN6500 128M
Rev V1.02
(BIOS: V5.44.02.45.0)
PCIEX16_1
Win2000 Pro
Pass
nVidia GeForce 6500
ASUS EN6800LE
Rev. V1.00
(BIOS: V5.41.02.34.AS01)
PCIEX16_2
Win2003 R2
Enterprise
(ENG)
Pass
nVidia GeForce 6800LE
ASUS EN7600GT Silent/256M
(Bios: V5.73.22.15.01)
PCIEX16_2
Win2003-64
R2 Standard
Pass
nVIDIA GeForce 7600GT
ASUS EN7900GTX 512MX16
(Bios: V5.71.22.12.01)
PCIEX16_1 (SLI)
PCIEX16_2 (SLI)
WinXP Pro.
Pass
nVIDIA GeForce 7900GTX
ATI Radeon X850 CrossFire
(BIOS: V009.010.001.015)
PCIEX16_1
Win2003 R2
Enterprise
(ENG)
Pass
ATI Radeon X850
Elsa Falcox X85 XT 256B3
DTV Rev: PN: 109 A47401-10
(BIOS: 009.007.001.004)
PCIEX16_1
Win2003-64
R2 Standard
Pass
ATI Radeon X850 XT
ASUS EAX850XT 256MB
Rev. PN: 109-A47401-10
(BIOS: V009.007.001.004)
PCIEX16_2
WinXP Pro.
Leadtek WinFast PX7300GS
128MX16
Rev. (BIOS:5.72.22.34.68)
PCIEX16_1
WinXP Pro.
Pass
nVidia GeForce 7300GS
Leadtek WinFast PX7800GTX
TDH 256MB
Rev. (BIOS: V5.70.02.11.68)
PCIEX16_1
Win2003 R2
Enterprise
Pass
nVidia GeForce 7800GTX
Leadtek Quadro FX1400
128M (BIOS:V5.41.02.43.03)
PCIEX16_1
Win2000 Pro
Pass
nVidia Quadro FX1400
Matrox Parhelia APVe 128M
Rev. A (BIOS: V1.3-11)
PCIEX16_2
WinXP Pro.
Pass
Matrox Parhelia LX
ASUS EN7800GTX 256MB
(BIOS: V5.70.02.11.01)
PCIEX16_1
Win2000 Pro
Leadtek WinFast PX6800GT
TD256M
Rev. C1 (BIOS: V5.40.02.32)
PCIEX16_1
PCIEX16_2
WinXP Pro.
(CHT)
Pass
nVidia GeForce 6800GT
Elsa Gladiac PCX 935
Rev. W01-46W53
(BIOS: V4.35.20.45.E0)
PCIEX16_2
Win2003-64
R2 Enterprise
Pass
nVidia GeForce PCX5900
ATI Radeon X850XT
nVidia GeForce 7800GTX
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Qualified graphics cards
Model
Type:
Type:PCIEX16
PCI
Connect
Interface
OS Environment
Status
Chipset
Elsa Gladiac 660GT 128MB3
Rev: 2B
(BIOS: V5.43.02.46.E1)
PCIEX16_1
PCIEX16_2
WinXP Pro.(CHT)
Pass
nVidia GeForce 6600GT
Elsa Gladiac 780GTX 256B3
(BIOS: V5.70.02.11.E1)
PCIEX16_1
PCIEX16_2
WinXP Pro.(CHT)
Pass
nVidia GeForce 7800GTX
Gecube RADEON X550
256M
(BIOS:V008.015.028.000)
PCIEX16_1
WinXP Pro.
Pass
ATI Radeon X550
Gecube RADEON
X1300PRO
(BIOS: V133.A671B1.102)
PCIEX16_1
Win2003 R2
Standard (CHS)
Pass
ATI Radeon X1300RPO
Gigabyte GV-3D1-XL
(BIOS: V5.43.02.46)
PCIEX16_1
WinXP Pro
Pass
nVidia GeForce 6600
(Dual GPU)
Gigabyte GV-NX66T128D
(BIOS: V5.43.02.16)
PCIEX16_1
Win2003 R2
Enterprise (CHT)
Pass
nVidia GeForce 6600GT
Gigabyte GV-NX68T256D-B
Rev: B
(BIOS: V5.40.02.36.09)
PCIEX16_1
Win2000 Pro
(CHT)
Pass
nVidia GeForce 6800
GIGABYTE-GVNX79T256DBRH-256MX16
(BIOS5.71.22.12.02)
PCIEX16_1
WinXP-64 Pro.
Pass
nVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT
Gigabyte GV-RX70P128D
Rev: 1.1
(BIOS: V009.004.001.032)
PCIEX16_1
Win2003-64 R2
Standard
Pass
ATI Radeon X700PRO
MSI NX7300GS-TD256E
Rev.V200
(BIOS: V5.72.22.34.00)
PCIEX16_1
Win2003 R2
Enterprise
Pass
nVidia GeForce 7300GS
MSI RX600XT-TD128
Rev.V2.00 (BIOS: V8.015)
PCIEX16_2
WinXP Pro.
Pass
ATI Radeon X600XT
MSI RX700PRO-TD128E
Rev.V2.00
(BIOS: V009.004.001.032)
PCIEX16_1
WinXP-64 Pro.
Pass
ATI Radeon X700PRO
PowerColor Radeon
X1800XT
(BIOS: V133.A52001.102)
PCIEX16_2
Win2003 R2
Enterprise
Pass
ATI Radeon X1800XT
Gigabyte GV-NX62TC256D8
(BIOS: V5.44.02.32)
PCIEX16_1
Win2003 R2
Standard
Pass
nVidia GeForce 6200TC
Leadtek WinFast PX6200 TD
Rev. A1
(BIOS: V5.43.02.36.68)
PCIEX16_1
WinXP Home
(JPN)
Xiai S18Pro-DV256
(BIOS: V88.c0.00.12)
PCIEX16_1
Win2003-64 R2
Standard
Pass
S3 GammaChrome S18 Pro
MSI NX6600GT-TD128E
Rev.V200
(BIOS: V5.43.02.16)
PCIEX16_1
WinXP Pro.
Pass
nVidia GeForce 6600GT
nVidia GeForce 6200
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
Qualified graphics cards (Work station level)
Model
Type:
Type: PCIEX16
PCI
Connect
Interface
OS Environment
Status
Chipset
ASUS EN6600 128M
Rev V1.00A
(BIOS: V5.43.02.61)
PCIEX16_1
WinXP Pro. (CHT)
Pass
nVidia GeForce 6600
GIGABYTE
GV-RX19X512VBRH
(Bios:113A52021-104)
PCIEX16_2
WinXP-64 Pro.
Pass
ATI Radeon X1900XTX
Leadtek WinFast PX6200TC
64M
Rev. A (BIOS: V5.44.02.18)
PCIEX16_1
PCIEX16_2
Win2000 Pro
Win2003-64 R2
Enterprise
Pass
nVidia GeForce 6200
(with Turbo cache)
Leadtek WinFast PX6600GT
TDH Rev. A
(BIOS: V5.43.02.16)
PCIEX16_1
Win2000 Pro
Pass
nVidia GeForce 6600GT
Elsa Gladiac 660LE 256MB
Rev: 3C
(BIOS: V5.43.02.69.E2)
PCIEX16_2
WinXP Pro. (CHT)
Pass
nVidia GeForce 6600LE
ASUS EN6200TC128/T/16M
Rev V1.01
(BIOS: V5.44.02.11)
PCIEX16_2
Win2003 R2
Standard (CHS)
Pass
nVidia GeForce 6200
(with Turbo cache)
ASUS EN6600 256M
Rev. V1.00A
(BIOS: V5.43.02.16.AS11)
PCIEX16_1
WinXP Pro. (CHT)
Pass
nVidia GeForce 6600
ASUS EN7800GT 256MB
Rev: V1.00
(BIOS: V5.70.02.13.AS01)
PCIEX16_2
Win2003-64 R2
Standard
Pass
nVidia GeForce 7800GT
ATI FireMV2200
(BIOS: V113.A25915.100)
PCIEX16_1
Win2003-64 R2
Standard
Pass
ATI FireMV 2200
3Dlabs Wildcat Realizm
500 256M
Rev. 08 (BIOS: V3.37)
PCIEX16_1
Win2003 R2
Standard (CHS)
Pass
3Dlabs Wildcat Realizm P25
OS Environment
Status
Qualified RAID cards
SATA RAID controllers
Model
Type: PCI
Connect
Interface
Chipset
Promise FastTrak S150 SX4M (BIOS: V2.0.00.21)
PCI1
WinXP Pro.
Pass
Promise PDC20621
Promise FastTrak TX2200
(BIOS: V2.00.0.23)
PCI1
Win2003 R2
Standard (CHS)
Pass
Promise PDC20571
Promise FastTrak TX4200
(BIOS: V2.00.0.23)
PCI1
WinXP Pro.
Pass
Promise PDC40519
OS Environment
Status
WinXP Pro.
Pass
OS Environment
Status
Win2003 R2
Standard
Pass
SCSI Disk controllers
Model
Type: PCI
Adaptec ASC-39320D
Rev.B (BIOS: V4.00.0)
Model
Type: PCI
PCI-X
ASUS PXL-S30
Rev.1.04 (BIOS:V5.07.03)
Connect
Interface
PCI1
Connect
Interface
PCIX_2
Chipset
AIC-7902W
Chipset
LSI LS153C1030
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SCSI RAID controllers
Model
PCI-X
Type: PCI
Intel SRCU42L
(BIOS: V2.34.05-Ro43)
Model
Type: PCI
Mylex AcceleRAID 170
Rev.A (BIOS: V6.01-30)
Model
PCIEX8
Type: PCI
Intel SRCU42E Ultra320
(BIOS: H420)
Connect
Interface
PCIX_2
Connect
Interface
PCI1
Connect
Interface
PCIEX16_2
OS Environment
Status
WinXP Pro.
Pass
OS Environment
Status
Win2003 R2
Standard
Pass
OS Environment
Status
WinXP Pro.
Pass
OS Environment
Status
Chipset
GC80303
Chipset
GC80960RM100
Chipset
Intel 80332
1000 BaseTx Ethernet Adapters
Model
PCI-X
Type: PCI
2-24
Connect
Interface
Chipset
3Com 3C996B-T
PCIX_2
Win2000 Pro.
Pass
Broadcom BCM5701KHB
ASUS PXI-G45
PCIX_2
Win2000 Pro.
Pass
Intel RC82545EM
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.6
Jumper
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup
parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button
cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include system setup
information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the onboard battery.
3. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on
pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.
4. Reinstall the battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup
to re-enter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper
default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
CLRTC
1 2
2 3
M2N32 WS PRO
®
Normal
(Default)
Clear RTC
M2N32 WS PRO Clear RTC RAM
•
Make sure to re-enter your previous BIOS settings after you clear the
CMOS.
•
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to
overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R. (CPU
Parameter Recall) feature. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS
can automatically reset parameter settings to default values.
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2.
PCI-X Speed setting (6-pin PCIX_SPEED)
This jumper allows you to set the PCI-X slots’ maximum frequency
capability.
Default setting [Auto]: a single PCI-X card installed on a PCI-X slot can
provide 133 MHz capability, and two PCI-X cards installed on both PCI-X
slots can provide 100 MHZ capability for reliability.
3~4: the slots will have 133 MHZ capability whether you install one or two
cards.
5~6: the slots will have 100 MHZ capability whether you install one or two
cards.
PCIX_SPEED
1
M2N32 WS PRO
AUTO by PCIX Card
(Default)
1
Force PCI-X 133MHz
1
Force PCI-X 100MHz
®
M2N32 WS PRO PCIX Speed setting
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.7
Connectors
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors
1
2
16
1.
2.
3.
4.
15
14
13
3
4
12
11
56
78
10 9
PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner, or other
devices.
LAN 1 (RJ-45) port. Supported by Marvell® 88E1116 Gigabit LAN controller,
this port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a
network hub. Refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications.
LAN 2 (RJ-45) port. Supported by the Marvell® 88E1116 Gigabit LAN
controller, this port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network
(LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the table below for the LAN port LED
indications.
LAN port LED indications
Activity/Link Speed LED
Status
Description
OFF
No link
ORANGE
Linked
BLINKING
Data activity
5.
Status
OFF
ORANGE
GREEN
Description
10 Mbps connection
100 Mbps connection
1 Gbps connection
ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED
LED
LAN port
Rear Speaker Out port (black). This port connects the rear speakers in a
4-channel, 6-channel, or 8-channel audio configuration.
6. Center/Subwoofer port (orange). This port connects the center/subwoofer
speakers.
7.
8.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects the tape, CD, DVD player, or
other audio sources.
Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker. In
4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel configuration, the function of this port
becomes Front Speaker Out.
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9.
Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.
10. Side Speaker Out port (gray). This port connects the side speakers in an
8-channel audio configuration.
Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in
2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Light Blue
Lime
Pink
Gray
Black
Orange
Headset
2-channel
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
–
–
–
4-channel
6-channel
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
–
Rear Speaker Out
–
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
–
Rear Speaker Out
Center/Subwoofer
8-channel
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Side Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Center/Subwoofer
11. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
12. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
13. External SATA port. This port connects to an external SATA box or a Serial
ATA port multiplier.
The external SATA port supports
external Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s
devices. Longer cables support
higher power requirements to
deliver signal up to two meters
away, and enables improved hotswap function.
14. Optical S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device
via an optical S/PDIF cable.
15. Coaxial S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device
via an coaxial S/PDIF cable.
16. PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.7.2
1.
Internal connectors
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable. Insert
one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other end to the
signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection when
using a FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
FLOPPY
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
PIN 1
M2N32 WS PRO
®
M2N32 WS PRO Floppy disk drive connector
2.
NVIDIA® IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
The onboard IDE connector is for the Ultra DMA (133/)100/66 signal cable.
There are three connectors on each Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable:
blue, black, and gray. Connect the blue connector to the motherboard’s IDE
connector, then select one of the following modes to configure your device.
Drive jumper setting
Single device
Two devices
Cable-Select or Master
Cable-Select
Master
Slave
Mode of
device(s)
Master
Slave
Master
Slave
Cable connector
Black
Black
Gray
Black or gray
•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the
Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion when you
connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE devices.
If any device jumper is set as “Cable-Select,” make sure all other device
jumpers have the same setting.
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PRI_IDE
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
M2N32 WS PRO
®
M2N32 WS PRO IDE connector
3.
Marvell® IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_EIDE)
This connector is for the Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable. The Marvell IDE
connector supports up to 2 IDE hard disk drives for easier data storage.
PRI_EIDE
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
M2N32 WS PRO
®
PIN 1
M2N32 WS PRO IDE connectors
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4.
NVIDIA® nForce® 590 SLI Southbridge Serial ATA connectors (7-pin
SATA1 [red], SATA2 [red], SATA3 [red], SATA4 [red], SATA5 [red], SATA6
[red])
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA 3.0
Gb/s hard disk and optical disk drives. The Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s is backward
compatible with Serial ATA 1.5 Gb/s specification.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, RAID
1, RAID 0+1, RAID 5, or JBOD configuration through the onboard NVIDIA®
MediaShield™ controller.
The RAID function of these connectors is set to [Disabled] by default. If you
intend to create a Serial ATA RAID set using these connectors, enable the RAID
Enabled item in the SATA Configuration sub-menu in the BIOS. See section
“4.4.7 Onboard Device Configuration” for details.
SATA1
M2N32 WS PRO SATA connectors
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SATA2
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
®
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
M2N32 WS PRO
GND
RSATA_TXP4
RSATA_TXN4
GND
RSATA_RXP4
RSATA_RXN4
GND
SATA4
GND
RSATA_TXP3
RSATA_TXN3
GND
RSATA_RXP3
RSATA_RXN3
GND
SATA3
SATA6
GND
RSATA_TXP6
RSATA_TXN6
GND
RSATA_RXP6
RSATA_RXN6
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP5
RSATA_TXN5
GND
RSATA_RXP5
RSATA_RXN5
GND
SATA5
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5.
Marvell® 88SE614x Serial ATA connectors
(7-pin EXT_SATA1, EXT_SATA2, EXT_SATA3)
These connectors are for Serial ATA signal cables. These connectors support
Serial ATA hard disk drives.
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
EXT_SATA1
M2N32 WS PRO
®
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXP2
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP3
RSATA_TXN3
GND
RSATA_RXP3
RSATA_RXN3
GND
EXT_SATA3
M2N32 WS PRO EXT_SATA connectors
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EXT_SATA2
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USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78, USB910)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB/GAME module
cable to any of these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at
the back of the system chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0
specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
USB+5V
USB_P10USB_P10+
GND
NC
6.
1
®
1
M2N32 WS PRO USB 2.0 connectors
USB78
1
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
USB56
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
M2N32 WS PRO
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
USB+5V
USB_P6USB_P6+
GND
NC
USB+5V
USB_P9USB_P9+
GND
USB910
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
7.
IEEE 1394a port connectors (10-1 pin IE1394_1; 10-1 pin IE1394_2)
These connectors are for IEEE 1394a ports. Connect the IEEE 1394a
module cables to any of these connectors, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis.
®
IE1394_1
IE1394_2
M2N32 WS PRO IEEE 1394a connector
1
+12V
TPB1+
GND
TPA1+
+12V
TPB1+
GND
TPA1+
1
GND
+12V
TPB1GND
TPA1-
GND
+12V
TPB1GND
TPA1-
M2N32 WS PRO
Never connect a USB cable to the IEEE 1394a connector. Doing so will damage
the motherboard!
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8.
CPU, Chassis, and Power Fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN1, 3-pin CHA_FAN2, 3-pin CHA_FAN3,
3-pin CHA_FAN4, 3-pin SPS_FAN1)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA ~ 2000 mA (24 W max.) or
a total of 1 A ~ 3.48 A (41.76 W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan cables to the
fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the black wire of each
cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air
flow inside the system may damage the motherboard components. These are
not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the fan connectors!
®
CHA_FAN2
CHA_FAN4
M2N32 WS PRO Fan connectors
2-34
GND
+12V
Rotation
CHA_FAN3 CHA_FAN4
GND
+12V
x
M2N32 WS PRO
SPS_FAN
CHA_FAN1 CHA_FAN2
GND
CHA_FANPWR
Rotation
CHA_FAN3
CHA_FAN1
GND
CPU FAN PWR
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWM
GND
CHA_FANPWR
Rotation
CPU_FAN
CPU_FAN
GND
+12V
x
SPS_FAN1
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9.
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor or switch.
Connect one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch cable to this
connector. The chassis intrusion sensor or switch sends a high-level signal to
this connector when a chassis component is removed or replaced. The signal
is then generated as a chassis intrusion event.
M2N32 WS PRO
CHASSIS
®
Chassis Signal
GND
+5VSB_MB
By default, the pins labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted with
a jumper cap. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to use the
chassis intrusion detection feature.
(Default)
M2N32 WS PRO Chassis intrusion connector
10. ATX power connectors
(24-pin EATXPWR, 8-pin EATX12V)
GND
GND
GND
GND
ATX12V
+12V DC
+12V DC
+12V DC
+12V DC
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs
are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper
orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
M2N32 WS PRO
®
M2N32 WS PRO ATX power connectors
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EATXPWR
+3 Volts
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
-5 Volts
Ground
Ground
Ground
PSON#
Ground
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
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•
For a fully configured system, we recommend that you use a power supply
unit (PSU) that complies with ATX 12 V Specification 2.0 (or later version)
and provides a minimum power of 600 W.
•
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12 V power plug; otherwise, the
system will not boot.
•
Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when
configuring a system with more power-consuming devices. The system
may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate.
11. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
NC
AGND
NC
NC
SENSE2_RETUR
GND
PRESENCE#
SENSE1_RETUR
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that
supports either HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end
of the front panel audio I/O module cable to this connector.
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
®
PORT1 L
PORT1 R
PORT2 R
SENSE_SEND
PORT2 L
AAFP
M2N32 WS PRO
M2N32 WS PRO Analog front panel connector
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•
We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio
module to this connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio
capability.
•
By default, this connector is set to AC97. If you want to connect a legacy
AC97 front panel audio module to this connector, set the Front Panel
Support Type item in the BIOS to [HD Audio]. See section “4.4.7 Onboard
Device Configuration” for details.
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12. Internal audio connector (4-pin CD [Black])
M2N32 WS PRO
CD
(black)
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Left Audio Channel
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources
such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
®
M2N32 WS PRO Internal audio connector
13 Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module
cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back
of the system chassis.
COM1
PIN 1
M2N32 WS PRO
®
M2N32 WS PRO COM port connector
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14. TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
®
TPM
M2N32 WS PRO TPM connector
1
SERIRQ
X
X
M2N32 WS PRO
GND
X
X
LAD2
LAD1
GND
CK_33M_TPM
LFRAMEn
LRESETn
LAD3
+3.3V
LAD0
+3.3V
X
GND
LPC_PD#
This connector supports a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which can
securely store keys, digital certificates, passwords, and data. A TPM system
also helps enhance network security, protects digital identities, and ensures
platform integrity.
The TPM module is purchased separately.
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15. System panel connector (20-pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
SPEAKER
PLED-
PLED+
PLED
M2N32 WS PRO
RESET
IDE_LED
®
Reset
Ground
PWR
Ground
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
PANEL
PWRSW
* Requires an ATX power supply.
M2N32 WS PRO System panel connector
•
System power LED (2-pin PLED)
•
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
•
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWR)
•
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 3-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis
power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when
you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity
LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes when data is
read from or written to the HDD.
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The
speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button
turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending
on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds
while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system
reboot without turning off the system power.
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
This chapter describes the power up
sequence and ways of shutting down the
system.
3
Powering up
Chapter summary
3.1
3.2
3
Starting up for the first time......................................................... 3-1
Powering off the computer........................................................... 3-2
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3.1
Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system
chassis.
2.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Be sure that all switches are off.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge
protector.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
a. Monitor
b. External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c. System power
After applying power, the system power LED on the system front panel case
lights up. For systems with ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up
when you press the ATX power button. If your monitor complies with “green”
standards or if it has a “power standby” feature, the monitor LED may light up
or switch between orange and green after the system LED turns on.
The system then runs the power-on self tests or POST. While the tests are
running, the BIOS beeps or additional messages appear on the screen.
If you do not see anything within 30 seconds from the time you turned on
the power, the system may have failed a power-on test. Check the jumper
settings and connections or call your retailer for assistance.
At power on, hold down the <Delete> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 4.
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3.2
Powering off the computer
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function
If you are using Windows® 2000:
1. Click the Start button then click Shut Down...
2. Make sure that the Shut Down option button is selected, then click the OK
button to shut down the computer.
3.
The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
If you are using Windows® XP:
1. Click the Start button then select Turn Off Computer.
2. Click the Turn Off button to shut down the computer.
3.
The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
3.2.2
Using the dual function power switch
While the system is ON, pressing the power switch for less than four seconds puts
the system to sleep mode or to soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting.
Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds lets the system enter the
soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS setting. Refer to section “4.5 Power Menu”
in Chapter 4 for details.
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Chapter 3: Powering up
This chapter tells how to change
the system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions
of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
4
BIOS setup
Chapter summary
4
4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 4-1
4.3
Main menu................................................................................... 4-14
4.2
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
BIOS setup program................................................................... 4-10
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-19
Power menu................................................................................. 4-34
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-38
Tools menu.................................................................................. 4-43
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-48
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4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic
Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
3.
Award BIOS Flash Utility (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable
floppy disk.)
ASUS EZ Flash 2 (Updates the BIOS in DOS using a floppy disk or the
motherboard support CD.)
2.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk or
the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.)
4.
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk in
case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard
BIOS using the ASUS Update or Award BIOS Flash utilities.
4.1.1
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the
motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility allows you
to:
•
Save the current BIOS file
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
•
•
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an
Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
2.
3.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update VX.XX.XX. See page
5-3 for the Utilities screen menu.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
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Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
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1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start
> Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update
main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from the
Internet option from the drop‑down
menu, then click Next.
3.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest
you to avoid network traffic, or
click Auto Select. Click Next.
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4.
5.
From the FTP site, select the BIOS
version that you wish to download.
Click Next.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself through
the Internet. Always update the
utility to avail all its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start
> Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update main
window appears.
Select Update BIOS from a file
option from the drop‑down menu,
then click Next.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open
window, then click Open.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
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4.1.2
1.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click Start from the Windows® desktop, then select My Computer.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click File from the menu, then select Format. A Format 3 1/2 Floppy
Disk window appears.
e. Select Create an MS-DOS startup disk from the format options field,
then click Start.
Windows® 2000 environment
To create a set of boot disks for Windows® 2000:
a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. Insert the Windows® 2000 CD to the optical drive.
c. Click Start, then select Run.
d. From the Open field, type
D:\bootdisk\makeboot a:
assuming that D: is your optical drive.
e. Press <Enter>, then follow screen instructions to continue.
2.
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Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable floppy
disk.
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4.1.3
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to go
through the long process of booting from a floppy disk and using a DOS‑based
utility. The EZ Flash utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is accessible by pressing
<Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self Tests (POST).
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
1.
2.
3.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for
the motherboard.
Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk, then restart the system.
You can launch the EZ Flash 2 by two methods.
(1) Insert the floppy disk/USB flash disk that contains the BIOS file to the floppy disk drive or the USB port.
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility B312
FLASH TYPE: Winbond W39V080A 8Mb LPC
Current ROM
BOARD: M2N32WS
Professional
VER: 0122
DATE: 04/24/2006
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: C:\M2NPVOC
WIN98E
A:
NETTERM
C:
DRIVERS
RECYCLED WUTEMP
NEWFOL~1
INSTALL
TEST-REB
MSDOWNLD.TMP
Note
[Enter] Select
[Tab]Switch
[S] Save
[ESC]Exit
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
(2) Enter BIOS setup program. Go to the Tools menu to select EZ Flash 2 and press <Enter> to enable it.
4.
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
You can switch between drives by pressing <Tab> before the correct file is found. Then press <Enter>.
When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash 2 performs the BIOS update
process and automatically reboots the system when down.
• This function can support devices such as USB flash disk, hard disk, or floppy disk with FAT32/16/12 format only.
•
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure!
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4.1.4
Updating the BIOS
The Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) can be updated using the AwardBIOS
Flash Utility. Follow these instructions to update the BIOS using this utility.
1.
Download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS web site. Rename the file to
M2N32-WS.BIN and save it to a floppy disk, CD ROM or a USB flash disk in
FAT 16/12 format.
Save only the updated BIOS file in the floppy disk to avoid loading the wrong
BIOS file.
2.
3.
Copy the AwardBIOS Flash Utility (awdflash.exe) from the Software folder of
the support CD to the floppy disk, CD ROM or a USB flash disk with the latest
BIOS file.
Boot the system in DOS mode using the bootable floppy disk, CD ROM or a
USB flash disk you created earlier.
4. Under the DOS mode,
use <X:> (X stands for
the name of the disk
assignment) to switch to
the folder of floppy disk,
CD ROM or USB flash
disk you saved the BIOS
file and Award BIOS Flash
Utility.
5.
At the prompt, type
awdflash then press
<Enter>. The Award BIOS
Flash Utility screen appears.
6.
Type the BIOS file name in
the File Name to Program
field, then press <Enter>.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.14
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For C51XEMCP55PXE-M2N32-WS-00
Flash Type - Unknown Flash
DATE:04/13/2006
File Name to Program: Message: Please input File Name!
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.14
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For C51XEMCP55PXE-M2N32-WS-00
Flash Type - Unknown Flash
DATE:04/13/2006
File Name to Program: 0104.bin
Message: Do You Want To Save Bios (Y/N)
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7.
8.
Press <N> when the utility prompts you to save the current BIOS file. The
following screen appears.
The utility verifies the BIOS
file in the floppy disk, CD
ROM or a USB flash disk
and starts flashing the
BIOS file.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.14
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For C51XEMCP55PXE-M2N32-WS-00
Flash Type - Unknown Flash
File Name to Program:
DATE:04/13/2006
0107.bin
Programming Flash Memory - OFE00 OK
Write OK
No Update
Write Fail
Warning: Don’t Turn Off Power Or Reset System!
Do not turn off or reset the system during the flashing process!
9.
The utility displays a
Flashing Complete
message indicating that
you have successfully
flashed the BIOS file.
Remove the floppy disk
then press <F1> to restart
the system.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.14
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For C51XEMCP55PXE-M2N32-WS-00
Flash Type - Unknown Flash
DATE:04/13/2006
File Name to Program: 0107.bin
Flashing Complete
Press <F1> to Continue
Write OK
No Update
Write Fail
F1 Reset
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4.1.5
Saving the current BIOS file
You can use the AwardBIOS Flash Utility to save the current BIOS file. You can
load the current BIOS file when the BIOS file gets corrupted during the flashing
process.
Make sure that the floppy disk, CD ROM or a USB flash disk has enough
disk space to save the file.
To save the current BIOS file using the AwardBIOS Flash Utility:
1. Follow steps 1 to 6 of the
previous section.
2.
Press <Y> when the utility
prompts you to save the
current BIOS file. The
following screen appears.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.14
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For C51XEMCP55PXE-M2N32-WS-00
Flash Type - Unknown Flash
DATE:04/13/2006
File Name to Program: 0107.bin
Save current BIOS as:
Message:
3.
Type a filename for the
current BIOS file in the
Save current BIOS as field,
then press <Enter>.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.14
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For C51XEMCP55PXE-M2N32-WS-00
Flash Type - Unknown Flash
File Name to Program: 0112.bin
Checksum: D800H
Save current BIOS as: 0113.bin
DATE:04/13/2006
Message: Please Wait!
4.
The utility saves the
current BIOS file to the
floppy disk, then returns to
the BIOS flashing process.
AwardBIOS Flash Utility for ASUS V1.14
(C) Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All Rights Reserved
For C51XEMCP55PXE-M2N32-WS-00
Flash Type - Unknown Flash
DATE:04/13/2006
File Name to Program: 0107.bin
Now Backup System BIOS to
File!
Message: Please Wait!
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4.1.6
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore
the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can
update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support CD or the floppy disk
that contains the updated BIOS file.
Prepare the motherboard support CD or the floppy disk containing the updated
motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Turn on the system.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the CD
for the BIOS file.
2.
Insert the motherboard support CD to the optical drive.
Award BootBlock BIOS v1.0
Copyright (c) 2000, Award Software, Inc.
BIOS ROM checksum error
Detecting IDE ATAPI device...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted
BIOS file.
Award BootBlock BIOS v1.0
Copyright (c) 2000, Award Software, Inc.
BIOS ROM checksum error
Detecting IDE ATAPI device...
Found CDROM, try to Boot from it... Pass
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
Recovering the BIOS from the USB flash disk
To recover the BIOS from the USB flash disk:
1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains BIOS file to the USB port.
3.
The utility will automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file When found,
the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted BIOS file.
2.
4.
Turn on the system.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
•
•
Only the USB flash disk with FAT 32/16/12 format and single partition can support ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3. The device size should be smaller than 8GB.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause system boot failure!
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4.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable Low-Pin Count (LPC) chip that you
can update using the provided utility described in section “4.1 Managing and
updating your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring
your system, or prompted to“Run Setup.” This section explains how to configure
your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change the
configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can enable the
security password feature or change the power management settings. This
requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup program so that the
computer can recognize these changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the
LPC chip.
The LPC chip on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up the
computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. Press
<Del> during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility; otherwise,
POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing <Ctrl+Alt+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis. You can
also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this last option only if
the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being a
menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus and make
your selections from the available options using the navigation keys.
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•
The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most conditions
to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes unstable after
changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings to ensure system
compatibility and stability. Select the Load Default Settings item under the
Exit Menu. See section “4.8 Exit Menu.”
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes
only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for
this motherboard.
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Main
Menu bar
Advanced
Power
Configuration fields
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Tools Exit
System Time
System Date
Language
15 : 30 : 36
Thu, Apr 6 2006
[English]
Legacy Diskette A:
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
SATA 1
SATA 2
SATA 3
SATA 4 SATA 5 SATA 6 HDD SMART Monitoring
[ST321122A]
[ASUS CDS520/A]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[Disabled]
Installed Memory
Usable Memory
512MB
511MB
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
General help
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Change the day, month,
year and century.
-/+: Change Value F5: Setup Defaults
Enter: Select SubMenu F10: Save and Exit
Sub-menu items
4.2.2
Legend bar
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM) configuration
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Tools
For changing the system tools configuration
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default
settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard
until the desired item is highlighted.
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this chapter are for reference purposes
only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
information.
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4.2.3
Legend bar
At the bottom of the Setup screen is 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 functions.
Navigation Key
Function
<F1>
Displays the General Help screen
<F5>
Loads setup default values
<Esc>
Exits the BIOS setup or returns to the main menu from a sub‑menu
Left or Right arrow
Selects the menu item to the left or right
Up or Down arrow
Moves the highlight up or down between fields
Page Down or – (minus) Scrolls backward through the values for the highlighted field
Page Up or + (plus) Scrolls forward through the values for the highlighted field
<Enter>
Brings up a selection menu for the highlighted field
<F10>
Saves changes and exit
4.2.4
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu.
For example, selecting Main shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar have their
respective menu items.
4.2.5
Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a
sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press <Enter>.
4.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user‑configurable,
you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item
that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. To
change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to display a list of options.
Refer to “4.2.7 Pop-up window.”
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4.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the
configuration options for that item.
Main
Advanced
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Tools
Exit
System Time
System Date
Language
15 : 30 : 36
Thu, Apr 6 2006
[English]
Legacy Diskette A:
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
A:
Primary IDE Master Legacy Diskette
[ST321122A]
Primary IDE Slave
[ASUS CDS520/A]
Disabled
..... [ ]
SATA 1
720K , 3.5 in.
..... [ ]
SATA 2
1.44M, 3.5 in.
..... [ ]
SATA 3
SATA 4
SATA 5
SATA 6
HDD SMART Monitoring
[Disabled]
Installed Memory
Usable Memory
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ :Move
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
ENTER:Accept
512MB
512MB
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Specifies the capacity and
physical size of diskette
drive A.
ESC:Abort
-/+: Change Value F5: Setup Defaults
Enter: Select SubMenu F10: Save and Exit
Pop-up menu
4.2.8
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected
item.
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4.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears, giving
you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “4.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu screen
items and how to navigate through them.
Main
Advanced
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Tools
Exit
System Time
System Date
Language
15 : 30 : 36
Thu, Apr 6 2006
[English]
Legacy Diskette A:
[1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
SATA 1
SATA 2
SATA 3
SATA 4 SATA 5 SATA 6
HDD SMART Monitoring
[ST321122A]
[ASUS CDS520/A]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[None]
[Disabled]
Installed Memory
Usable Memory
512MB
511MB
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
4.3.1
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Change the day, month,
year and century.
-/+: Change Value F5: Setup Defaults
Enter: Select SubMenu F10: Save and Exit
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
4.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
4.3.3
Language [English]
Allows you to choose the BIOS language version from the options. Configuration
options: [English] [French] [Deutsch] [Chines (Trad.)] [Chinese (Simp.)] [Japanese]
4.3.4
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed.
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4.3.5
Primary IDE Master/Slave
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE devices.
There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item then
press <Enter> to display the IDE device information.
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Main
Primary IDE Master
PIO Mode
UDMA Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
Primary IDE Master
Access Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
Cylinder
Head
Sector
Transfer Mode
Capacity
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
82 GB
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Set a PIO mode for IDE
device. Mode0 through 4
for successive increase in
performance.
39420
16
255
UDMA 5
-/+: Change Value F5: Setup Defaults
Enter: Select SubMenu F10: Save and Exit
The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items
(Capacity, Cylinder, Head, Sector and Transfer Mode). These values are not
user‑configurable. These items show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the
system.
PIO Mode [Auto]
Sets the PIO mode for the IDE device. Configuration options: [Auto] [Mode 0] [Mode 1] [Mode 2] [Mode 3] [Mode 4]
UDMA Mode [Auto]
Disables or sets the UDMA mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Primary IDE Master/Slave [Auto]
Select [Auto] to automatically detect an IDE hard disk drive. If automatic detection
is successful, the BIOS automatically fills in the correct values for the remaining
fields on this sub-menu. If the hard disk was already formatted on a previous
system, the setup BIOS may detect incorrect parameters. Select [Manual] to
manually enter the IDE hard disk drive parameters. If no drive is installed select
[None]. Configuration options: [None] [Auto] [Manual]
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Access Mode [Auto]
The default [Auto] allows automatic detection of an IDE hard disk drive.
Select [CHS] for this item if you set the IDE Primary Master/Slave to [Manual].
Configuration options: [CHS] [LBA] [Large] [Auto]
Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, make sure you have the
correct configuration information supplied by the drive manufacturer. Incorrect
settings may cause the system to fail to recognize the installed hard disk.
Capacity
Displays the auto-detected hard disk capacity. This item is not configurable.
Cylinder
Shows the number of the hard disk cylinders. This item is not configurable.
Head
Shows the number of the hard disk read/write heads. This item is not configurable.
Sector
Shows the number of sectors per track. This item is not configurable.
Transfer Mode
Shows the Transfer mode. This item is not configurable.
After entering the IDE hard disk drive information into BIOS, use a disk utility,
such as FDISK, to partition and format new IDE hard disk drives. This is
necessary so that you can write or read data from the hard disk. Make sure to
set the partition of the Primary IDE hard disk drives to active.
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4.3.6
SATA 1-6
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of Serial ATA
devices. There is a separate sub-menu for each SATA device. Select a device item
then press <Enter> to display the SATA device information.
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Main
SATA 1
Select Menu
Extended IDE Drive
Access Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
Capacity
0 MB
Cylinder
Head
Landing Zone
Sector
0
0
0
0
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
Item Specific Help
Selects the type of fixed
disk connected to the
system.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items (Capacity,
Cylinder, Head, Landing Zone and Sector). These values are not userconfigurable. These items show 0 if no SATA device is installed in the system.
Extended Drive [Auto]
Selects the type of fixed disk connected to the system.
Configuration options: [None] [Auto]
Access Mode [Auto]
Sets the sector addressing mode. Configuration options: [Large] [Auto]
Before attempting to configure a hard disk drive, make sure you have the
correct configuration information supplied by the drive manufacturer. Incorrect
settings may cause the system to fail to recognize the installed hard disk.
Capacity
Displays the auto-detected hard disk capacity. This item is not configurable.
Cylinder
Shows the number of the hard disk cylinders. This item is not configurable.
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Head
Shows the number of the hard disk read/write heads. This item is not configurable.
Landing Zone
Shows the number of landing zone per track. This item is not configurable.
Sector
Shows the number of sectors per track. This item is not configurable.
After entering the IDE hard disk drive information into BIOS, use a disk utility,
such as FDISK, to partition and format new IDE hard disk drives. This is
necessary so that you can write or read data from the hard disk. Make sure to
set the partition of the Primary IDE hard disk drives to active.
4.3.7
HDD SMART Monitoring [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the HDD Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting
Technology (SMART) feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.3.8
Installed Memory [xxx MB]
Shows the size of installed memory.
4.3.9
Usable Memory [XXX MB]
Shows the size of usable memory.
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4.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other
system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Main
Advanced
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Tools
Exit
Select Menu
JumperFree Configuration
AI NET2
PEG Link Mode
Item Specific Help
Adjust system frequency/
voltage.
CPU Configuration
Chipset
PCIPnP
Onboard Device Configuration
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
4.4.1
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
JumperFree Configuration
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
JumperFree Configuration
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
AI Tuning
Overclock Options
N.O.S. Option
CPU Frequency
PCIE X16_1 Clock
PCIE X16_2 Clock
DDR2 Voltage Control
CPU Multiplier
CPU Voltage
Advanced Voltage Control
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
[Auto]
Disabled
Disabled
[200.0]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to select
overclock profile.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
AI Tuning [Auto]
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU internal
frequency. Selct either one of the preset overclocking configuration options:
Manual
Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
Auto
Loads the optimal settings for the system.
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Standard
Loads the standard settings for the system.
AI Overclock
Loads overclocking profiles with optimal parameters for
stability when overclocking.
AI N.O.S.
The ASUS Non-delay Overclocking System feature
intelligently determines the system load and automatically
boosts the performance for the most demanding tasks.
The following item becomes user-configurable when you set AI Tuning to
[AI Overclocking].
Overclock Options [Disabled]
Allows you to set the overclocking options.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Overclock 3%] [Overclock 5%] [Overclock 8%]
[Overclock 10%]
The following item becomes user-configurable when you set AI Tuning to
[AI N.O.S.]
N.O.S. Option [Disabled]
Allows you to set the Non-delay Overclocking System mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Overclock 3%] [Overclock 5%] [Overclock 8%]
[Overclock 10%]
The following items become user-configurable when you set AI Tuning to
[Manual].
CPU Frequency [XXX] (value is auto-detected)
Indicates the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus and PCI
bus. The bus frequency (external frequency) multiplied by the bus multiple equals
the CPU speed. The BIOS auto-detects the value of this item. The values range
from 200.0 to 400.0.
Setting a very high CPU frequency may cause the system to become unstable.
If this happens, revert to the default setting.
PCIEX16_1 Clock [Auto]
Allows you to set the clock of the PCI Express_1.
Configuration options: [Auto] [100MHz] ~ [200MHz]
PCIEX16_2 Clock [Auto]
Allows you to set the clock of the PCI Express_2.
Configuration options: [Auto] [100MHz] ~ [200MHz]
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DDR2 Voltage Control [Auto]
Allows you to set the operating DDR2 voltage.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.800V] [1.825V] [1.850V] ~ [2.500V]
CPU Multiplier [Auto]
Allows you to set the operating CPU multiplier. The configuration options may vary
depending on the type of CPU installed. Configuration options: [Auto] [5x] [6x] ~
[13x]
CPU Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the operating CPU voltage.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.400v] [1.375v] ...[0.800v]
Advanced Voltage Control
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced Voltage Control
P_+1.2V Voltage
P_VTTDDR_SW Voltage
P_+1.5V Voltage
Vcore Offset Voltage
P_+1.2V HT Voltage
P_+1.3V HT MCP Voltage
P_+1.5VSB Voltage
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
[Auto]
[0.5*+1.8V]
[Auto]
[+ 50mV]
[+1.250V]
[Auto]
[+1.500V]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Set NB Core/PCI-E Voltage.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
P_+1.2V Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the P_+1.2V voltage.
Configuration options: [Auto] [+1.20V] [+1.25V] [+1.30V] [+1.35V] [+1.40V]
P_VTTDDR_SW Voltage [0.5*+1.8V]
Allows you to set the P_VTTDDR_SW voltage.
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.5*+1.8V] [0.6*+1.8V]
P_+1.5V Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the P_+1.5V voltage.
Configuration options: [Auto] [+1.500V] [+1.525V] [+1.550V] [+1.575V]... [+1.700V]
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Vcore Offset Voltage [+ 50mV]
Allows you to set the Vcore offset voltage.
Configuration options: [+ 50mV] [+100mV] [+150mV] [+200mV]
P_+1.2V HT Voltage [+1.250V]
Allows you to set the P_+1.2V HT voltage.
Configuration options: [+1.250V] [+1.275V] [+1.300V]...[+1.425V]
P_+1.3V HT MCP Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the P_+1.3V HT MCP voltage.
Configuration options: [Auto] [+1.300V] [+1.325V] [+1.350V]...[+1.500V]
P_+1.5VSB Voltage [+1.500V]
Allows you to set the P_+1.5VSB voltage.
Configuration options: [+1.500V] [+1.600V] [+1.700V]
4.4.2
AI NET2
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
AI NET2
POST Check LAN Cable
POST Check LAN2 Cable
Select Menu
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Item Specific Help
Pair
LAN1(1-2)
LAN1(3-4)
LAN1(5-6)
LAN1(7-8)
Status
Open
Open
Open
Open
Length
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
LAN2(1-2)
LAN2(3-4)
LAN2(5-6)
LAN2(7-8)
Open
Open
Open
Open
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Enable or Disable LAN
cable check during POST.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
POST Check LAN Cable [Disabled]
POST Check LAN2 Cable[Disabled]
Enables or disables checking of the LAN/LAN2 cable during the Power-On
Self‑Test (POST). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.4.3
PEG Link Mode
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Select Menu
PEG Link Mode
PEG Link Mode
[Auto]
Item Specific Help
Enhance performance on
PCIE serial graphic card.
PEG Link Mode [Auto]
Allows you to enhance the performance of your PCI Express graphics card.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Normal] [Fast] [Faster]
Setting to [Fast] or [Faster] may cause your system to be unstable. If this
happens, revert to the default setting [Auto].
4.4.4
CPU Configuration
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
CPU Configuration
Select Menu
CPU Type
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 FX-62 Dual Core Processor
CPU Speed
2940 MHz
Cache RAM
1024K x2
DRAM Configuration
AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet Function
[Disabled]
Item Specific Help
DRAM timing and control.
DRAM Configuration
The items in the sub-menu show the DRAM-related information auto-detected by
the BIOS.
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
DRAM Configuration
Memory Clock Frequency
Tcl
Trcd
Trp
Tras
1T/2T Memory Timing
Advanced Memory Settings
DRAM Timing Control
Output Driver Control
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
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[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
Item Specific Help
Setting platform Memclock
or limit value.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
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Memory Clock Frequency [Auto]
Sets the memory clock frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [DDR2 400] [DDR2 533] [DDR2 667] [RSVD] [DDR2 800]
Tcl [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto][3] [4] [5] [6]
Trcd [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [3] [4] [5] [6]
Trp [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [3] [4] [5] [6]
Tras [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [5] [6] [7] ~ [18]
1T/2T Memory Timing [Auto]
Sets the memory timing. Configuration options: [Auto] [1T] [2T]
Advance Memory Settings
CPU On-die Termination
Configuration options: [Auto] [300ohm] [150ohm] [75ohm]
Trc
Configuration options: [Auto] [11] [12] [13]...[25] [26]
Twr
Configuration options: [Auto] [3] [4] [5] [6]
Trrd
Configuration options: [Auto] [2] [3] [4] [5]
Trwt
Configuration options: [Auto] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
Twtr
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2] [3]
Trtp
Configuration options: [Auto] [2/4] [3/5]
Twrrd
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3]
Twrwr
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] [2] [3]
Trdrd
Configuration options: [Auto] [2] [3] [4] [5]
Tref
Configuration options: [Auto] [Undef] [7.8 us] [3.9 us]
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Trfc
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
DRAM Termination
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [75 ohms] [150 ohms] [50 ohms]
Max Async Latency
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 ns] [1 ns] [2 ns] [3 ns]...[14 ns] [15 ns]
R/W Queue Bypass
Configuration options: [Auto] [2x] [4x] [8x] [16x]
Dynamic Idle Cycle
CounterConfiguration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Idle Cycle Limit
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 cycles] [4 cycles] [8 cycles] [16 cycles] [32 cycles]
[64 cycles] [128 cycles] [256 cycles]
DCQ Bypass Maximum
Configuration options: [Auto] [0x] [1x] [2x] [3x]...[14x] [15x]
DRAM Burst Length
Configuration options: [Auto] [64‐byte] [32‐byte]
RdPadRcvFIFO Delay
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.5] [2] [2.5] [3] [3.5]
Disable Jitter
Configuration options: [Auto] [OFF] [ON]
DRAM Bank Interleaving
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DRAM Timing Control
CKE Fine Delay
Configuration options: [Auto] [No delay] [1/64 MEMCLK delay] [2/64 MEMCLK
delay] [3/64 MEMCLK delay] [4/64 MEMCLK delay] [5/64 MEMCLK delay]...[30/64
MEMCLK delay] [31/64 MEMCLK delay]
CKE Setup Time
Configuration options: [Auto] [1/2 MEMCLK] [1 MEMCLK]
CS/ODT Fine Delay
Configuration options: [Auto] [No delay] [1/64 MEMCLK delay] [2/64 MEMCLK
delay] [3/64 MEMCLK delay] [4/64 MEMCLK delay] [5/64 MEMCLK delay]...[30/64
MEMCLK delay] [31/64 MEMCLK delay]
CS/ODT Setup Time
Configuration options: [Auto] [1/2 MEMCLK] [1 MEMCLK]
Address/Command Fine Delay
Configuration options: [Auto] [No delay] [1/64 MEMCLK delay] [2/64 MEMCLK
delay] [3/64 MEMCLK delay] [4/64 MEMCLK delay] [5/64 MEMCLK delay]...[30/64
MEMCLK delay] [31/64 MEMCLK delay]
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Address/Command Setup Time
Configuration options: [Auto] [1/2 MEMCLK] [1 MEMCLK]
Read DQS Timing Control
Configuration options: [Auto] [No delay] [1/96 MEMCLK delay] [2/96 MEMCLK delay]
[3/96 MEMCLK delay] [4/96 MEMCLK delay] ...[47/96]
Write Data Timing Control
Configuration options: [Auto] [No delay] [1/96 MEMCLK delay] [2/96 MEMCLK delay]
[3/96 MEMCLK delay] [4/96 MEMCLK delay] ...[47/96]
DQS Receiver Enable Timing
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 ps] [50 ps] [100 ps] [150 ps] [200 ps] [250 ps] [300
ps] [350 ps] [400 ps]...[8550 ps] [8600 ps] [8650 ps] [8700 ps]
Output Driver Control
CKE Drive Strength
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.00x] [1.25x] [1.50x] [2.00x]
CS/ODT Drive Strength
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.00x] [1.25x] [1.50x] [2.00x]
Add/CMD Drive Strength
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.00x] [1.25x] [1.50x] [2.00x]
MEMCLK Drive Strength
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.75x] [1.00x] [1.25x] [1.50x]
Data Drive Strength
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.75x] [1.00x] [1.25x] [1.50x]
DQS Drive Strength
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.75x] [1.00x] [1.25x] [1.50x]
DRAM Drivers Weak Mode
Configuration options: [Auto] [Normal] [Weak]
AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet Function [Disabled]
Enables or disables the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
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4.4.5
Chipset
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Chipset
NB<->SB HT Frequency
CPU<->NB HT Speed
NB<->SB HT Speed
SB<->NB HT Speed
CPU<->NB HT Width
NB<->SB HT Width
CPU Spread Spectrum
PCIE Spread Spectrum
SATA Spread Spectrum
HT Spread Spectrum
SLI Broadcast Aperture
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
Select Menu
[Auto]
[Auto]
[5xNB to SB HT Frequency]
[5xSB to NB HT Frequency]
[↓16 ↑16]
[↓16 ↑16]
[Center]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Item Specific Help
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
NB<->SB HT Frequency [Auto]
Allows yout o set the Northbridge to Southbridge HT Frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [200.0] [201.0] [202.0]...[400.0]
CPU<->NB HT Speed [Auto]
Allows yout o set the CPU to Northbridge HT Speed.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1xCPU Frequency] [2xCPU Frequency] [3xCPU
Frequency] [5xCPU Frequency] [5xCPU Frequency]
NB<->SB HT Speed [5xNB to SB HT Frequency]
Allows you to set the Northbridge to Southbridge HT Speed.
Configuration options: [1xNB to SB HT Frequency] [2xNB to SB HT Frequency]
[3xNB to SB HT Frequency] [4xNB to SB HT Frequency] [5xNB to SB HT
Frequency]
SB<->NB HT Speed [5xSB to NB HT Frequency]
Allows you to set the Southbridge to Northbridge HT Speed.
Configuration options: [1xNB to SB HT Frequency] [2xNB to SB HT Frequency]
[3xNB to SB HT Frequency] [4xNB to SB HT Frequency] [5xNB to SB HT
Frequency]
CPU<->NB HT Width [↓16 ↑16]
Allows you to set the CPU to Northbridge HT width.
Configuration options: [↓8 ↑8] [↓16 ↑16]
NB<->SB HT Width [↓16 ↑16]
Allows you to set the Northbridge to Southbridge HT width.
Configuration options: [↓8 ↑8] [↓16 ↑16]
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CPU Spread Spectrum [Center]
Enables or disables Spread Spectrum for CPU.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Center] [Down]
PCIE Spread Spectrum [Disabled]
Enables or disables Spread Spectrum for PCI Express.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
SATA Spread Spectrum [Disabled]
Enables or disables Spread Spectrum for SATA.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
HT Spread Spectrum [Disabled]
Disables or sets the spread Spectrum for Hyper Transport.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Center] [Down]
SLI Broadcast Aperture [Auto]
Disables or sets Broadcast Aperture for SLI.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
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4.4.6
PCIPnP
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
PCIPnP
Select Menu
Plug & Play O/S
[No]
Item Specific Help
Resources Controlled By
x IRQ Resources
[Auto]
Select Yes if you are using
a Plug and Play capable
operating system. Select
No if you need the BIOS to
configure non-boot devices.
Plug & Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], the BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set to
[Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating system
configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot. Configuration options:
[No] [Yes]
Resources Controlled By [Auto]
When set to [Auto], the BIOS automatically configures all the boot and Plug and
Play compatible devices. Set to [Manual] if you want to assign the IRQ DMA and
memory base address fields. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
The item IRQ Resources becomes user-configurable when you set Resources
Controlled By to [Manual].
IRQ Resources
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
IRQ Resources
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
IRQ-5 assigned to IRQ-7 assigned to
IRQ-9 assigned to
IRQ-10 assigned to
IRQ-11 assigned to
IRQ-14 assigned to
IRQ-15 assigned to
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Legacy ISA for devices
compliant with the original
PC AT bus specification,
PCI/ISA PnP for devices compliant with the Plug
and Play standard whether
designed for PCI or ISA
bus architecture.
IRQ-xx assigned to
When set to [PCI Device], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP
devices. When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA devices.
Configuration options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]
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4.4.7 Onboard Device Configuration
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Onboard Device Configuration
IDE Function Setup
Serial-ATA Configuration
USB Configuration
Onboard 1394 Controller
Onboard 1st nVidia LAN Onboard 2nd nVidia LAN Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Primary Display Adapter
HD Audio Front Panel Support Type
Marvell SATAII Controller marvell SATAII Option Rom
Serial Port1 Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
ECP Mode Use DMA
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[PCIEX16_1]
[Auto]
[AC97]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[3F8/IRQ4]
[378/IRQ7]
[Bi-Directional]
3
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
Press [Enter] to set
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
IDE Function Setup
This sub-menu contains IDE function-related items. Select an item then press
<Enter> to edit.
Advanced
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
IDE Function Setup
OnChip IDE Channel0
IDE DMA transfer access
IDE Prefetch Mode
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
OnChip IDE Channel0 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onchip IDE channel 0 controller .
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IDE DMA transfer access [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the IDE DMA transfer access.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IDE Prefetch Mode [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the IDE PIO read prefetch mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Serial-ATA Configuration
This sub-menu allows you to change Serial ATA settings. Select an item then press
<Enter> to edit.
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
Serial-ATA Configuration
x
x
x
x
x
x
Serial-ATA Controller
RAID Enabled
SATA 1
RAID
SATA 2
RAID
SATA 3
RAID
SATA 4
RAID
SATA 5
RAID
SATA 6
RAID
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Serial-ATA Controller [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
RAID Enabled [Disabled]
Enables or disables the onboard RAID controller. When set to [Enabled], the
succeeding items become user-configurable. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
SATA 1 ~SATA 6 RAID [Disabled]
Enables or disables the RAID function of the first, second, third or fourth SATA master
drive. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Advanced
USB Configuration
USB Controller
USB2.0 Controller
USB Legacy support
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Enable or Disable the USB
Controller.
USB Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onchip USB controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Legacy Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable support for USB devices on legacy operating
systems (OS). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Onboard 1394 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to disable or enable the onboard 1394 device support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard 1st/2nd Nvidia LAN [Enabled]
Enables or disables the onboard NVIDIA® LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
OnBoard nVidia LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN boot ROM.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Primary Display Adapter [PCIEX16_1]
Allows you to select the graphics controller to use as the primary boot device.
Configuration options: [PCI Slot] [PCIEX16_2] [PCIEX16_1]
HD Audio [Auto]
Allows you to disable or set the High-Definition audio function.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
Front Panel Support Type [AC97]
Allows you to select the front panel support type.
Configuration options: [AC97] [HD Audio]
Marvell SATAII Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to disable or set the function of the extended SATA II controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Marvell SATAII Option Rom [Disabled]
Allows to enable or disable the extended SATA II option Rom.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
[Auto]
Parallel Port Address [378/IRQ7]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port address. Configuration options: [Disabled] [378/IRQ7] [278/IRQ5] [3BC/IRQ7]
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Parallel Port Mode [Bi-Directional]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode. Configuration options: [Normal] [EPP] [ECP] [Bi-Directional]
The “ECP Mode Use DMA” item becomes user-configurable when the “ Parallel
Port Mode” item is set to [ECP] or [Bi-Directional]
ECP Mode Use DMA [3]
Allows selection of ECP Mode. Configuration options: [1] [3]
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4.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) and the Advanced Power Management
(APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Main
Advanced
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Tools
Exit
ACPI Suspend Type
ACPI APIC support
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
4.5.1
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
[S1&S3]
[Enabled]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
ACPI Suspend Type [S1&S3]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
state to be used for system suspend. Configuration options: [S1 (POS)] [S3(STR)]
[S1&S3]
4.5.2
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) support in the Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). When set
to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5.3
APM Configuration
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
APM Configuration
Restore on AC Power Loss
PWR Button < 4 secs
Power On By PCI/PCIE Devices
Power On By External Modems
Power On by RTC Alarm
x Date (of Month) Alarm
x Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm
Power Up By PS/2 Mouse
Power Up By PS/2 Keyboard
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
[Power-Off]
[Instant-Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
0
0 : 0 : 0
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to select
whether or not to restart
the system after AC power
loss.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power-Off]
Allows you to enable or disable the Restore on AC Power Loss function.
Configuration options: [Power-Off] [Power-On]
PWR Button < 4 secs [Instant-Off]
Allows you to set the event after the power button is pressed for more than 4
seconds. Configuration options: [Suspend] [Instant-Off]
Power On By PCI/PCIE Devices [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PME to wake up from S5 by PCI/PCIE devices
& NV Onboard LAN. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By External Modems [Disabled]
This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the computer
when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and
applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the first
try. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the computer is
off causes an initialization string that turns the system power on.
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Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this item is
set to Enabled, the items Date of Month Alarm and Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm items
become user-configurable with set values.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Date of Month Alarm [Disabled]
To set the date of alarm, highlight this item and press <Enter> to display the Date
of Month Alarm pop-up menu. Key-in a value within the specified range then press
<Enter>. Configuration options: [Min=0] [Max=31]
Time (hh:mm:ss) Alarm [Disabled]
To set the time of alarm:
1. Highlight this item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up menu for the hour
field.
2.
Key-in a value (Min=0, Max=23), then press <Enter>.
4.
Key-in a minute value (Min=0, Max=59), then press <Enter>.
3.
5.
6.
Press <TAB> to move to the minutes field then press <Enter>.
Press <TAB> to move to the seconds field then press <Enter>.
Key-in a value (Min=0, Max=59), then press <Enter>.
Power Up By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse to turn on
the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on
the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power Up By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to disable the Power On by PS/2 keyboard function or set specific
keys on the PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX
power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Space Bar] [Ctrl-ESC] [Power Key]
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4.5.4
Hardware Monitor
The items in this sub-menu displays the hardware monitor values automatically
detected by the BIOS. It also allows you to change CPU Q-Fan feature-related
parameters. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Hardware Monitor
Q-Fan Controller
Vcore Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
CPU Temperature
M/B Temperature
CPU FAN Speed CHA_FAN1 Speed
CHA_FAN2 Speed
SPS_FAN Speed
CPU Fan Speed warning
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
Select Menu
[Disabled]
1.47V
3.15V
5.05V
11.58V
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to enable or
disable.
48ºC
41ºC
3068 RPM
0 RPM
0 RPM
0 RPM
[ 800 RPM]
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Q-Fan Controller [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Q-Fan controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Vcore Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through
the onboard voltage regulators.
CPU Temperature, M/B Temperature
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the motherboard
and CPU temperatures. These items are not user-configurable.
CPU Fan Speed
CHA_FAN1/2 Speed
SPS_FAN Speed
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU
and Chassis fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If any of the fans is not
connected to the motherboard, the field shows 0. These items are not userconfigurable.
CPU Fan Speed warning [ 800 RPM]
Allows you to disable or set the CPU fan warning speed.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [800 RPM] [1200 RPM] [1600 RPM]
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4.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Advanced
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Tools
Exit
Select Menu
Boot Device Priority
Removable Drives
Hard Disk Drives
CDROM Drives
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
4.6.1
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Select Boot Device
Priority
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu Boot Device Priority
Boot
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot Device Priority
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Boot
Boot
Boot
Boot
Device
Device
Device
Device
[Removable]
[Hard Disk]
[CDROM]
[Disabled]
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Select Your Boot
Device Priority
1st ~ 4th Boot Device [Removable]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices.
The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number
of devices installed in the system. Configuration options: [Removable] [Hard Disk]
[CDROM] [Disabled]
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4.6.2
Removable Drives
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Removable Drives
1. Floppy Disks
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
1. Floppy Disks
Allows you to assign a removable drive attached to the system.
4.6.3
Hard Disk Drives
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Hard Disk Drives
1. 1st Master: XXXXXXXXX
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
1. SATA 1: XXXXXXXXX
Allows you to assign hard disk drives attached to the system.
4.6.4
CDROM Drives
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
CDROM Drives
1. 1st Slave: XXXXXXXXX
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
1. 1st Slave: XXXXXXXXX
Allows you to assign optical drives attached to the system.
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4.6.5
Boot Settings Configuration
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Case Open Warning
Quick Boot
Boot Up Floppy Seek
Bootup Num-Lock
Typematic Rate Setting
x Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)
x Typematic Delay (Msec)
OS Select For DRAM > 64MB
Full Screen LOGO
Halt On
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[On]
[Disabled]
6
250
[Non-OS2]
[Enabled]
[All Errors]
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to
enable or disable.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Case Open Warning [Enabled]
Enables or disables the chassis open status feature. Setting to Enabled, clears the
chassis open status. Refer to section “2.7.2 Internal connectors” for setting details.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the system quick boot feature. When Enabled,
the system skips certain tests while booting. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Boot Up Floppy Seek [Disabled]
Enables or disables the chassis open status feature. Setting to Enabled, clears the
chassis open status. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
Typematic Rate Setting [Disabled]
Allows you to set the keystroke rate. Enable this item to configure the Typematic
Rate (Chars/Sec) and the Typematic Delay (Msec).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The items Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) and Typematic Delay (Msec) become
user-configurable only when the item Typematic Rate Setting is enabled.
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Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec) [6]
Allows you to select the rate at which a character repeats when you hold a key.
Configuration options: [6] [8] [10] [12] [15] [20] [24] [30]
Typematic Delay (Msec) [250]
Allows you to set the delay before keystrokes begin to repeat. Configuration
options: [250] [500] [750] [1000]
OS Select for DRAM > 64MB [Non-OS2]
Set this item to OS2 only when you are running on an OS/2 operating system with
an installed RAM of greater than 64 KB. Configuration options: [Non-OS2] [OS2]
Full Screen LOGO [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Make sure that the above item is set to [Enabled] if you want to use the ASUS
MyLogo3™ feature.
Halt On [All Errors]
Allows you to error report type.
Configuration options: [All Errors] [No Errors] [All, But Keyboard] [All, But Diskette]
[All, But Disk/Key]
4.6.6
Security
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Security
Supervisor Password
User Password
Password Check
TPM Function
Select Menu
Clear
Clear
[Setup]
[Disabled]
Item Specific Help
Supervisor Password
User Password
These fields allow you to set passwords:
To set a password:
1. Select an item then press <Enter>.
2.
Type in a password using a combination of a maximum of eight (8) alphanumeric characters, then press <Enter>.
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3. When prompted, confirm the password by typing the exact characters again,
then press <Enter>. The password field setting is changed to Set.
To clear the password:
1.
Select the password field and press <Enter> twice. The following message
appears:
PASSWORD DISABLED !!!
Press any key to continue...
2.
Press any key to continue. The password field setting is changed to Clear.
A note about passwords
The Supervisor password is required to enter the BIOS Setup program
preventing unauthorized access. The User password is required to boot the
system preventing unauthorized use.
Forgot your password?
If you forget your password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS Real Time
Clock (RTC) RAM. The RAM data containing the password information is
powered by the onboard button cell battery. If you need to erase the CMOS
RAM, refer to section “2.6 Jumper” for instructions.
Password Check
This field requires you to enter the password before entering the BIOS setup or the
system. Select [Setup] to require the password before entering the BIOS Setup.
Select [System] to require the password before entering the system. Configuration
options: [Setup] [System]
TPM Function [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the TPM security chip.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The succeeding item appears when you enable the TPM Function item.
Clear TPM Security Chip [Enter]
Allows you to clear the user information saved in the TPM security chip.
When you press <Enter>, a warning message appears, asking if you are
sure that you want to clear the user information in the security chip. Use the
left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No], then press <Enter> to
confirm your choice.
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4.7
Tools menu
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Advanced
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Tools
Exit
ASUS Music Alarm
ASUS O.C. Profile
ASUS EZ Flash 2
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
4.7.1
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select Sub-menu F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
ASUS Music Alarm
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Tools
ASUS Music Alarm
ASUS Music Alarm
x Alarm Date:Sunday
x
Monday
x
Tuesday
x
Wednesday
x
Thursday
x
Friday
x
Saturday
x Alarm Time (hh:mm)
x Audio CD Drive
x Detect CD
x Starting Track
x Repeat Track
x Length
x Volume
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
[Disabled]
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
Enabled
0 : 0
Primary IDE Master
Enter
N/A
Disabled
10 Mins
16
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to select.
F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
ASUS Music Alarm [Disabled
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Music Alarm function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The succeeding items become user-configurable when you enable the ASUS
Music Alarm.
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Alarm Date: Sunday/Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday/
Saturday [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the alarm for a particular day.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Alarm Time (hh:mm) 0 : 0
Allows you to set the alarm time. Press <Tab> to select the field, then use <+> or
<-> to change the value. Configuration options: [0~23] [0~55]
Audio CD Drive [Primary IDE Master]
Allows you to select the connection configuration of the optical storage device from
which the alarm music will play from. Configuration options: [Primary IDE Master]
[Primary IDE Slave]
Detect CD
Press <Enter> to search the CD track number.
Starting Track
Allows you to choose the starting track from the CD from which you would like the
alarm music to play.
Repeat Track [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the repeat track function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Single] [All]
Length [10 Mins]
Allows you to set the length of the music alarm.
Configuration options: [10 Mins] [20 Mins] [30 Mins] [1 Hour]
Volume [16]
Allows you to set the volume level of the music alarm.
Configuration options: [01] ~ [32]
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4.7.2
ASUS O.C. Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Tools
ASUS O.C. Profile
Load BIOS Profile
Save BIOS Profile
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Press [Enter] to select.
Load BIOS Profile
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Tools
Load BIOS Profile
Load from Profile 1
Load from Profile 2
Load from File
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
Load BIOS Profile from
Profile 1.
Load from Profile 1/2
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Press
<Enter> to load the file.
Load from File
Allows you to load the previous BIOS files saved in the hard disk/floppy disk/USB
flash disk with the FAT32/16/12 format. Follow the instructions below to load the
BIOS file.
1. Insert the storage devices that contain the “xxx.CMO” file.
3. Enter BIOS setup program. Go to the “Tools” menu to select “Load from File”. Press <Enter> then the setup screen will appear.
2. Turn on the system.
4. Press <Tab> to switch between drives before the correct “xxx.CMO” file is found. Then press <Enter> to load the file.
5. A pop-up message will inform you when the loading process finishes.
• Suggest only to update the BIOS file coming from the same memory/CPU configuration and BIOS version.
• Only the “xxx.CMO” file can be loaded.
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Save BIOS Profile
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Tools
Save BIOS Profile
Select Menu
Save to Profile 1
Save to Profile 2
Save to File
Item Specific Help
Save current BIOS Profile
to Profile 1.
Save to Profile 1/2
Allows you to save the current BIOS file to the BIOS Flash. Press <Enter> to save
the file.
Save to File
Allows you to save the current BIOS file to the hard disk/floppy disk/USB flash disk
with the FAT32/16/12 format. Follow the instructions below to save the BIOS file.
1. Insert the storage devices with enough space.
3. Enter BIOS setup program. Go to the “Tools” menu to select “Save to File”. Press <Enter> then the setup screen will appear.
2. Turn on the system.
4. Press <Tab> to switch between drives. Press hot-key <S> to save the file.
5. Key in the file name. Then press <Enter>.
6. A pop-up message will inform you when the loading process finishes.
ASUSTek O.C. Profile Utility B311
Current CMOS
BOARD: M2N32WS
Professional
VER: 04241.bin
DATE: 04/24/2006
Update CMOS
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: C:\M2NPVOC
WIN98SE
<DIR>
CMOS backup
is done! Press any key to Exit.
NETTERM
<DIR>
DOCUME”1
<DIR>
PROGRA”1 <DIR>
SYSTEM”1
<DIR>
M2N32WS
<DIR>
RECYCLED
<DIR>
TEST-REB
<DIR>
BOOTFONT.BIN
213830 2001-09-05 20:00:00
Note
[Enter] Select [Y] Yes [N/Esc] No [Left/Right]: Switch
The BIOS file will be saved as “xxx.CMO”.
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4.7.3
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Enter>, a confirmation
message appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No],
then press <Enter> to confirm your choice. Please see page 4-5, section 4.1.3 for
details.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS RROM Utility B311
FLASH TYPE: Winbond W39V080A 8Mb LPC
Current ROM
BOARD: M2N32 WS
Professional
VER: 0122
DATE: 04/24/2006
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: C:\M2NPVOC
WIN98SE
WIN98E
NETTERM
DRIVERS
RECYCLED WUTEMP
NEWFOL~1
INSTALL
TEST-REB
MSDOWNLD.TMP
A:
C:
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
<DIR>
Note
[Enter] Select
[S] Save
[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
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Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the
BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Main
Advanced
Power
Phoenix-Award BIOS CMOS Setup Utility
Boot
Tools Exit
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Load Setup Default
Discard Changes
F1:Help
ESC: Exit
↑↓ : Select Item
→←: Select Menu
Select Menu
Item Specific Help
This option save data
to CMOS and exiting
the setup menu.
-/+: Change Value
Enter: Select SubMenu F5: Setup Defaults
F10: Save and Exit
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options
from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit
menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM. An onboard
backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even when the PC is turned
off. When you select this option, a confirmation window appears. Select YES to
save changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes, the
program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save your changes
before exiting. Press <Enter> to save the changes while exiting.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you made to
the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than System Date, System
Time, and Password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation before exiting.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the
Setup menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation
window appears. Select YES to load default values. Select Exit & Save 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
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears. Select
YES to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
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This chapter describes the contents
of the support CD that comes with the
motherboard package.
5
Software
support
Chapter summary
5.1
5.2
5
Installing an operating system...................................................... -1
Support CD information................................................................. -1
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5.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® 2000/2003 Server/XP/64-bit XP operating
systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to
maximize the features of your hardware.
5.2
•
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for reference only. Refer to your OS
documentation for detailed information.
•
Make sure that you install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows®
XP Service Pack2 or later versions before installing the drivers for better
compatibility and system stability.
Support CD information
The support CD that came with the motherboard package contains the drivers,
software applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard
features.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time without
notice. Visit the ASUS website(www.asus.com) for updates.
5.2.1
Running the support CD
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the
Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
Click an icon to display
support CD/motherboard
information
Click an item to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support
CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the
ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
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5.2.2
Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed
devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
ASUS InstAll - Installation Wizard for Drivers
Launches the ASUS InstallAll driver installation wizard.
Nvidia Chipset Driver Program
Installs the NVIDIA® Chipset drivers for the NVIDIA® nForce™ 4 SLI chipset.
AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet Driver
Installs the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet™ technology driver.
SoundMAX ADI1988 Audio Driver
Installs the SoundMAX® ADI1988 audio driver and application.
Marvell 614x Windows XP/2003 RAID Driver
Installs the Marvell® 614x Windows XP/2003 RAID driver.
Marvell GUI Program
USB 2.0 Driver
Installs the Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) driver.
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Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the motherboard
supports.
ASUS InstAll - Installation Wizard for Utilities
Launches the ASUS InstallAll utilities installation wizard.
ASUS Cool ‘n’ Quiet Utility
Installs the AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet™ software.
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ASUS PC Probe II
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system voltages,
and alerts you of any detected problems. This utility helps you keep your computer
in healthy operating condition.
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in Windows®
environment. This utility requires an Internet connection either through a network
or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Adobe Acrobat Reader V7.0
Installs the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader that allows you to open, view, and print
documents in Portable Document Format (PDF).
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
Installs the Microsoft® DirectX 9.0c driver. The Microsoft DirectX® 9.0c is a
multimedia technology that enhances computer graphics and sound. DirectX®
improves the multimedia features of you computer so you can enjoy watching
TV and movies, capturing videos, or playing games in your computer. Visit the
Microsoft website (www.microsoft.com) for updates.
ASUS AI Booster
The ASUS AI Booster application allows you to overclock the CPU speed in
Windows® environment.
ASUS AI Nap
ASUS AI Gear
Anti-virus Utility
The anti-virus application scans, identifies, and removes computer viruses. View
the online help for detailed information.
ASUS Screen Saver
Bring life to your computer screen by installing the ASUS screen saver.
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Make Disk menu
The Make Disk menu contains items to create the NVIDIA® nForce™ 4 or Silicon
Image SATA/PATA RAID driver disk.
Make nVidia 32bit/64bit SATA RAID Driver
Allows you to create an NVIDIA® Serial ATA RAID driver disk for a 32-bit/64-bit
system.
Marvell 614x RAID Driver Disk
Allows you to create a Marvell 614x RAID driver disk.
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5.2.5
Manuals menu
The Manuals menu contains a list of supplementary user manuals. Click an item to
open the folder of the user manual.
Most user manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install the
Adobe® Acrobat® Reader from the Utilities menu before opening a user manual
file.
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5.2.6
ASUS Contact information
Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can also find
this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
5.2.7
Other information
The icons on the top right corner of the screen give additional information on the
motherboard and the contents of the support CD. Click an icon to display the
specified information.
Motherboard Info
Displays the general specifications of the motherboard.
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Browse this CD
Displays the support CD contents in graphical format.
Technical support Form
Displays the ASUS Technical Support Request Form that you have to fill out when
requesting technical support.
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