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P5M2
P5M2/SAS
Motherboard
P5M2 Series
E3037
Revised Edition V2
April 2007
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Contents
Notices.......................................................................................................... vii
Safety information......................................................................................... viii
About this guide..............................................................................................ix
Typography......................................................................................................x
P5M2 Series specifications summary.............................................................xi
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!........................................................................................ 1-1
1.2
Package contents............................................................................ 1-1
1.3
Serial number label......................................................................... 1-2
1.4
Special features.............................................................................. 1-2
1.4.1
Product highlights............................................................ 1-2
1.4.2
Innovative ASUS features................................................ 1-4
Chapter 2: Hardware informatio n
2.1
Before you proceed......................................................................... 2-1
2.2
Motherboard overview..................................................................... 2-3
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.2.1
Placement direction......................................................... 2-3
2.2.2
Screw holes..................................................................... 2-3
2.2.3
Motherboard layout.......................................................... 2-4
2.2.4
Layout contents................................................................ 2-6
Central Processing Unit (CPU)....................................................... 2-8
2.3.1
Installing the CPU............................................................ 2-8
2.3.2
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan................................2-11
2.3.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan.......................... 2-13
System memory............................................................................ 2-15
2.4.1
Overview........................................................................ 2-15
2.4.2
Memory configurations................................................... 2-15
2.4.3
Installing a DIMM........................................................... 2-17
2.4.4
Removing a DIMM......................................................... 2-17
Expansion slots............................................................................. 2-18
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card.......................................... 2-18
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card...................................... 2-18
2.5.3
Interrupt assignments.................................................... 2-19
2.5.4
PCI/PCI-X slots.............................................................. 2-20
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Contents
2.5.5
PCI Express x16 slot (x8 link)........................................ 2-20
2.5.6
DDR2 SO-DIMM socket . .............................................. 2-21
2.6
Jumpers........................................................................................ 2-22
2.7
Switch (For P5M2/SAS model only).............................................. 2-27
2.8
Connectors.................................................................................... 2-28
2.8.1
Rear panel connectors................................................... 2-28
2.8.2
Internal connectors........................................................ 2-29
Chapter 3: Powering up
3.1
Starting up for the first time............................................................. 3-1
3.2
Powering off the computer.............................................................. 3-2
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function..................................... 3-2
3.2.2
Using the dual function power switch............................... 3-2
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.1
4.2
4.3
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Managing and updating your BIOS................................................. 4-1
4.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk........................................ 4-1
4.1.2
AFUDOS utility................................................................. 4-2
4.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility....................................... 4-5
4.1.4
ASUS Update utility......................................................... 4-7
BIOS setup program....................................................................... 4-9
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen......................................................... 4-10
4.2.2
Menu bar........................................................................ 4-10
4.2.3
Navigation keys.............................................................. 4-10
4.2.4
Menu items.....................................................................4-11
4.2.5
Sub-menu items..............................................................4-11
4.2.6
Configuration fields.........................................................4-11
4.2.7
Pop-up window...............................................................4-11
4.2.8
Scroll bar.........................................................................4-11
4.2.9
General help...................................................................4-11
Main menu.................................................................................... 4-12
4.3.1
System Date.................................................................. 4-12
4.3.2
System Time.................................................................. 4-12
4.3.3
Legacy Diskette A.......................................................... 4-12
4.3.4
IDE Configuration........................................................... 4-13
Contents
4.4
4.5
4.3.5
Primary, Tertiary, Fourth IDE Master/Slave.................... 4-14
4.3.6
System Information........................................................ 4-16
Advanced menu............................................................................ 4-18
4.4.1
CPU Configuration......................................................... 4-18
4.4.2
MPS Configuration......................................................... 4-21
4.4.3
Chipset Configuration.................................................... 4-21
4.4.4
PCI/PnP Configuration................................................... 4-24
4.4.5
USB Configuration......................................................... 4-25
4.4.6
Peripheral Device Configuration.................................... 4-27
4.4.7
ACPI Configuration........................................................ 4-28
4.4.8
APM Configuration......................................................... 4-29
4.4.9
Hardware Monitor.......................................................... 4-32
Server menu.................................................................................. 4-34
Remote Access Configuration....................................................... 4-34
4.6
Security menu............................................................................... 4-36
4.7
Boot menu..................................................................................... 4-39
4.8
4.7.1
Boot Device Priority....................................................... 4-39
4.7.2
Boot Settings Configuration........................................... 4-40
Exit menu...................................................................................... 4-41
Chapter 5: RAID configuration
5.1
5.2
5.3
Setting up RAID.............................................................................. 5-1
5.1.1
RAID definitions............................................................... 5-1
5.1.2
Setting the RAID item in BIOS......................................... 5-2
5.1.3
RAID configuration utility.................................................. 5-2
LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility............................... 5-3
5.2.1
Creating a RAID 0 or RAID 1 set..................................... 5-4
5.2.2
Creating a RAID 10 set.................................................. 5-10
5.2.3
Adding or viewing a RAID configuration........................ 5-14
5.2.4
Initializing the logical drives........................................... 5-17
5.2.5
Rebuilding failed drives.................................................. 5-22
Intel Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM Utility....................... 5-24
®
5.3.1
Creating a RAID 0 set (Stripe)....................................... 5-25
5.3.2
Creating a RAID 1 set (Mirror)....................................... 5-27
5.3.3
Creating a RAID 10 set (Stripe + Mirror)........................ 5-28
5.3.4
Creating a RAID 5 set (Parity)....................................... 5-29
5.3.5
Deleting a RAID set....................................................... 5-30
5.3.6
Resetting disks to Non-RAID......................................... 5-31
5.3.7
Exiting the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager..................... 5-31
5.4
Global Array Manager................................................................... 5-32
5.5
LSI Logic MPT Setup Utility.......................................................... 5-33
5.5.1
Integrated Mirroring........................................................ 5-33
5.5.2
Integrated Mirroring Enhanced...................................... 5-37
5.5.3
Integrated Striping (IS) Volume...................................... 5-39
5.5.4
Managing Arrays............................................................ 5-41
5.5.6
Global_Properties.......................................................... 5-48
Chapter 6: Driver installatio n
6.1
6.2
6.3
RAID driver installation.................................................................... 6-1
6.1.1
Creating a RAID driver disk............................................. 6-1
6.1.2
Installing the RAID controller driver................................. 6-4
LAN driver installation................................................................... 6-14
6.2.1
Windows® 2000/2003 Server......................................... 6-14
6.2.2
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux............................................. 6-15
VGA driver installation................................................................... 6-16
6.3.1 Windows 2000/Server 2003................................................. 6-16
6.4
Management applications and utilities installation........................ 6-19
6.4.1
Running the support CD................................................ 6-19
6.4.2
Drivers menu.................................................................. 6-19
6.4.3
Management Software menu......................................... 6-20
6.4.4
Utilities menu................................................................. 6-20
6.4.5
Contact information........................................................ 6-21
Appendix: Ref erence information
A.1
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P5M2 series block diagram.............................................................A-1
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 adapter 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.
The symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical
and electronic equipment) should not be placed in municipal waste. Check local
regulations for disposal of electronic products.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring
the motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This manual 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
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.
•
Chapter 3: Powering up
This chapter describes the power up sequence, the vocal POST messages,
and ways of shutting down the system.
•
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
Tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
•
Chapter 5: RAID configuration
Provides information on RAID configurations for this motherboard.
•
Chapter 6: Driver installation
This chapter provides information on RAID and LAN driver installation for this
motherboard.
•
Appendix: Reference information
This appendix includes additional information that you may refer to when
configuring the motherboard.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and
software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
2.
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 greaterthan 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 (+).
Command
Example: <Ctrl> + <Alt> +<Del>
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: format A:/S
P5M2 Series specifications summary
CPU
LGA775 socket for Intel® Core™2 Duo (E6000 Series),
Dual-Core Xeon® 3000 Sequence, Core™2 Extreme, Pentium®D & Pentium®4 processor
Supports Intel® Enhanced Memory 64 Technology (EM64T)
Supports Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST)
Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Chipset
NorthBridge: Intel® 3000 (Mukilteo-2)
SouthBridge: Intel® 82801GR (ICH7R)
I/O bridge : Intel® 6702 PXH
Front Side Bus
1066/800/533 MHz
Memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
4 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support unbuffered ECC/non-ECC DDR2-533/667 memory modules
Supports 256MB up to 8GB system memory
Expansion slots
P5M2 model:
1 x PCI Express x16 slot (x8 link)
2 x PCI-X 133/100 MHz/64-bit/5V slot
1 x PCI 33 MHz/32-bit/5V slot
1 x DDR2-SO-DIMM socket for ASUS® Server Management Board Generation 3 (ASMB3)
P5M2/SAS model:
1 x PCI Express x16 slot (x8 link)
1 x PCI-X 100 MHz/64-bit slot
supports Zero-Channel RAID card, colored green on the model
1 x PCI-X 100 MHz/64-bit/5V slot
1 x PCI 33 MHz/32-bit/5V slot
1 x DDR2-SO-DIMM socket for ASUS® Server Management Board Generation 3 (ASMB3)
Graphics
ATI® ES1000 PCI-based VGA controller with 16MB DDR
display memory
Dual LAN
Dual embedded Broadcom BCM5721 Gigabit LAN controllers comply with PCI Express 1.0a specifications
USB
Intel 80821 GR Southbridge supports:
- 4 USB 2.0 ports (two on rear panel, 1 connector on the mid-board for 2 additional ports
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P5M2 Series specifications summary
Storage
Intel® 82801GR Southbridge supports:
- 1 x IDE port supports two Ultra DMA 100/66/33 devices
- 4 x Serial ATAII 300MB/s drives
- Intel Matrix Storage Manager with RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and RAID 5(S/W) configuration (Windows)
P5M2 model only:
- Support optional ROM for SATA RAID
- LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID controller with RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 0+1 configuration (Windows /Linux)
Internal connectors
P5M2/SAS model only:
LSI 1068 PCI-X SAS controller supports:
- 2 x Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) channels (each channel supports 4 hard disk drives) with RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 1E configuration
- Zero-Channel RAID card (optional) (ZCR)
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector 4 x Serial ATA connectors
1 x Hard disk activity LED connector
2 x LSI 1068 mini-SAS connector (for P5M2/SAS model only)
1 x TPM1.2 daughter board connector
2 x Front fan connectors 2 x Rear fan connectors
2 x CPU fan connectors
1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12 V power connector
1 x Power supply SMBUS connector
1 x USB 2.0 connector for 2 additional USB 2.0 ports
1 x SMBus header for back-plane
1 x 18-1 pin SAS LSI1068 hard disk drive LED connector (for P5M2/SAS model only)
1 x 20-1 pin auxiliary panel connector
1 x 20-1 pin system panel connector
1 x Serial port (COM2) connector
1 x ASUS server management board 3 (ASMB3) socket
Power Requirement
ATX power supply (with 24-pin and 4-pin 12 V plugs)
ATX 12 V 2.0 compliant
Form Factor
ATX form factor: 12 in x 9.6 in (30.5 cm x 24.5 cm)
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P5M2 Series specifications summary
Rear panel
1 x PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse port (green)
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x Parallel port
1 x Serial port (COM1)
1 x VGA port
2 x LAN (RJ-45) ports
BIOS features
AMI BIOS, 8 MB Flash ROM, FWH interface, Green, PnP, DMI, SMBIOS 2.3, WfM2.0, ACPI 2.0a
Special features
ASUS Smart Fan I/II
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2
ASUS MyLogo2
Support CD
contents
Device drivers
ASUS Update Utility
ASUS Server Web-based Management (ASWM)
ADOBE® Acrobat Reader
ASUS Screen Saver
ASUS Flash utility under DOS
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
A PCI Express x16 graphic card inserted to the onboard PCI Express x16 slot
may run only at x1 speed (Intel specification).
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This chapter describes the motherboard
features and the new technologies
it supports.
1
Product
introduction
Chapter summary
1
1.1
Welcome!........................................................................................ 1-1
1.2
Package contents............................................................................ 1-1
1.3
Serial number label......................................................................... 1-2
1.4
Special features.............................................................................. 1-2
ASUS P5M2 Series
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® P5M2 Series 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 pack type
P5M2 Series Retail Pack
P5M2 Series Bulk Pack
Cables
Serial ATA signal cable
4
-
Serial ATA power cable 2
-
SAS cable(Only available for P5M2/SAS)
2
-
2-in-1 cable set
1
-
1
1
1
1
Accessories
I/O shield
Application CD
ASUS motherboard support CD
Documentation
User guide
Packing Quantity 1
3 pcs per carton 1
10 pcs per carton
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
ASUS P5M2 Series
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1.3
Serial number label
Before requesting support from the ASUS Technical Support team, you must
take note of the motherboard’s serial number containing 12 characters such as
xxM0Axxxxxxx. See figure below.
With the correct serial number of the product, ASUS Technical Support team
members can then offer a quicker and satisfying solution to your problems.
1.4
Special features
1.4.1
Product highlights
Latest processor technology
The motherboard comes with a 775-pin surface mount Land Grid Array (LGA)
socket designed for the Intel® Core™2 Duo (E6000 Series), Pentium® D and
Pentium® 4 processor in the 775-land package. The motherboard supports
the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with 1066/800 MHz Front Side Bus (FSB). The
motherboard also supports the Intel® Hyper‑Threading Technology and is fully
compatible with Intel® 05B/05A or 04B/04A processors.
Intel ® EM64T
The motherboard supports Intel® EM64T (Extended Memory 64 Technology). The
Intel® EM64T feature allows your computer to run on 64-bit operating systems and
access larger amounts of system memory for faster and more efficient computing.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep ® Technology (EIST)
The Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST) intelligently manages the
CPU resources by automatically adjusting the CPU voltage and core frequency
depending on the CPU loading and system speed or power requirement.
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
DDR2-533/667 memory support
The motherboard supports DDR2 memory which features data transfer rates of
up to 667 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest server
applications. The dual-channel memory architecture doubles the bandwidth of your
system memory to boost system performance, eliminating bottlenecks with peak
bandwidths of up to 10.7 GB/s.
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 or
PCI-X specifications.
Zero-Channel RAID (ZCR) card solution (P5M2/SAS only)
The motherboard comes with a PCI-X slot (the green slot on the P5M2/SAS
model) that supports an optional Zero-Channel RAID card. The Zero-Channel
RAID card allows you to create all types of RAID configurations for your storage
devices. The ZCR capability provides a cost-effective, high‑performance, and
added reliability for your server system.
Gigabit LAN solution
The motherboard comes with dual Gigabit LAN controllers and ports to provide
a total solution for your networking needs. The onboard Broadcom® BCM5721
Gigabit LAN controllers use the PCI Express interface and could achieve network
throughput close to Gigabit bandwidth.
Serial ATA II technology
The motherboard supports the Serial ATA II technology through the Serial ATA
interfaces controlled by the Intel® ICH7R. The SATA specification allows for thinner,
more flexible cables with lower pin count, reduced voltage requirement, and up to
300 MB/s data transfer rate.
Built-in SATA RAID solution
The Intel® ICH7R allows RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, and RAID 5 configuration
for SATA hard disk drives via the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager (under Windows
Operating System) or the LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility (no RAID
5).
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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.
Temperature, fan, and voltage monitoring
The CPU temperature is monitored by the ASIC (integrated in the Winbond
hardware monitor) to prevent overheating and damage. The system fan rotations
per minute (RPM) is monitored for timely failure detection. The ASIC monitors the
voltage levels to ensure stable supply of current for critical components.
1.4.2
Innovative ASUS features
CrashFree BIOS 2
This feature allows you to restore the original BIOS data from the support CD in case
when the BIOS codes and data are corrupted. This protection eliminates the need to
buy a replacement ROM chip.
ASUS Smart Fan technology I/II
The motherboard supports both generations of ASUS Smart Fan technology.
ASUS Smart Fan technology smartly adjusts the fan speeds according to the
system loading to ensure quiet, cool, and efficient operation.
ASUS MyLogo2™
This new feature present in the motherboard allows you to personalize and add
style to your system with customizable boot logos.
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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
2.2
Motherboard overview..................................................................... 2-3
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)....................................................... 2-8
2.4
System memory............................................................................ 2-15
2.5
Expansion slots............................................................................. 2-18
2.6
Jumpers........................................................................................ 2-22
2.7
Switch............................................................................................ 2-27
2.8
Connectors.................................................................................... 2-28
ASUS P5M2 Series
2.1
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components
or change any motherboard settings.
1.
•
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or
a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic
pad or in the bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power
supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from the power
supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard,
peripherals, or components, or all of the above articles.
Onboard LED
®
P5M2 Series
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 1
P5M2 Series Onboard LED
ASUS P5M2 Series
ON
Sta ndby
Pow er
OFF
Pow ered
Off
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2.
Heartbeat LED (LED1) ( For P5M2/SAS model only )
®
P5M2/SAS
The green Heartbeat LED blinks per second to indicate that the LSI SAS
1068 chipset has started working.
P5M2/SAS Series HeartBeat LED
This LED is only for the P5M2/SAS model, and it indicates if the LSI SAS 1068
is working normally.
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.2
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to
ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
To optimize the motherboard features, we highly recommend that you install it in an
ATX 2.2 compliant chassis.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage to the
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.
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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
Motherboard layout
P5M2 Layout
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2.2.4
Layout contents
Slots/Sockets Page
1.
CPU socket
2-8
2.
DDR2 DIMM slots
2-15
3.
PCI/PCI-X slots
2-20
4.
PCI Express x16 slots
2-20
5.
DDR2 SO-DIMM Socket
2-21
Jumpers
Page
1.
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
2-22
2.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34)
2-23
3.
Keyboard/Mouse power (3-pin KBPWR1)
2-24
4.
VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_EN1)
2-24
2-25
5.
Gigabit LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_EN1; LAN_EN2)
6.
Intel® 82801GR (ICH7R) SATA RAID selection (3-pin RAID_SEL1)
(For P5M2 model only) 2-25
7.
Onboard storage setting (for P5M2/SAS model only)
2-26
8.
Force BIOS recovery setting (3-pin RECOVERY1)
2-26
Switches
1.
DIP switch (DIP_SW1)
Rear panel connectors
2-
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1.
PS/2 mouse port (green)
2-28
2.
Parallel port
2-28
3.
PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
2-28
4.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
2-28
5.
Serial (COM1) port
2-28
6.
VGA port
2-28
7.
Gigabit LAN1 (RJ-45) port
2-28
8.
Gigabit LAN2 (RJ-45) port
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Internal connectors Page
1.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY1)
2-29
2.
ICH7R Primary IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE1)
2-29
3.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4)
2-29
4.
Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1)
2-31
5.
USB connector (10-1 pin USB34)
2-31
6.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM2)
2-32
7.
SAS LSI1068 ports LED connector (18-1 pin SASLED1)
(For P5M2/SAS model only)
2-32
8.
Mini-SAS connector (For P5M2/SAS model only)
2-33
9.
CPU and system fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN1/2,
REAR_FAN1/2, FRNT_FAN1/2)
2-34
10.
Backplane SMBus connector (6-1 pin BPSMB1)
2-34
11.
TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
2-35
12.
Power supply SMBus connector (5-pin PSUSMB1)
2-34
13.
ATX power connectors (24-pin ATXPWR1, 4-pin ATX12V2)
2-36
14.
Auxiliary panel connector (20-pin AUX_PANEL1)
2-37
15.
System panel connector (20-pin PANEL1)
2-38
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2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA775 socket designed for the
Intel® Pentium® 4 in the 775-land package.
2.3.1
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, make sure that the PnP cap is on
the socket and the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer
immediately if the PnP cap is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP
cap/socket contacts/motherboard components. ASUS shoulders the repair
cost only if the damage is shipment/transit-related.
•
Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return
Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes
with the cap on the LGA775 socket.
•
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts
resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/
incorrect removal of the PnP cap.
Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
®
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
P5M2 Series
1.
P5M2 Series CPU Socket 775
Before installing the CPU, make sure that the cam box is facing towards you
and the load lever is on your left.
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2.
Press the load lever with your thumb (A), then move it to the left (B) until it is
released from the retention tab.
Retention tab
A
PnP cap
Load lever
B
This side of the
socket box should
face you.
To prevent damage to the socket pins, do not remove the PnP cap unless you
are installing a CPU.
3.
Lift the load lever in the direction of
the arrow to a 135º angle.
4.
Lift the load plate with your thumb
and forefinger to a 100º angle (A),
then push the PnP cap from the load
plate window to remove (B).
B
A
Load plate
5.
Position the CPU over
the socket, making sure
that the gold triangle is
on the bottom-left corner
of the socket. The socket
alignment key should fit
into the CPU notch.
Alignment key
Gold triangle mark
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6.
Close the load plate (A), then
push the load lever (B) until it
snaps into the retention tab.
A
B
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!
Notes on Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
• Hyper-Threading Technology is supported by Intel® 500/600 series CPU
only. Intel® 3200/3000/6000 series DOES NOT support Hyper-Threading.
• Hyper-Threading Technology is supported under Windows® XP/2003
Server and Linux 2.4.x (kernel) and later versions only. Under Linux, use
the Hyper-Threading compiler to compile the code. If you are using any
other operating systems, disable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in
the BIOS to ensure system stability and performance.
• Make sure to enable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in BIOS before
installing a supported operating system
.• For more information on Hyper-Threading Technology, visit www.intel.
com/info/hyperthreading.
To use the Hyper-Threading Technology on this motherboard:
1. Install an Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU that supports Hyper-Threading Technology.
2. Power up the system and enter the BIOS Setup (see Chapter 4: BIOS
setup). Under the Advanced Menu, make sure that the item Hyper-Threading
Technology is set to Enabled. The item appears only if you installed a CPU
that supports Hyper-Threading Technology.
3. Reboot the computer.
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2.3.2
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan
The Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 processor requires a specially designed heatsink
and fan assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
•
When you buy a boxed Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, the package
includes the CPU fan and heatsink assembly.
•
Your Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 heatsink and fan assembly comes in a
push-pin design and requires no tool to install.
•
If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, make sure
that you have properly applied Thermal Interface Material to the CPU
heatsink or CPU before you install the heatsink and fan assembly.
•
Make sure that you use Intel®‑certified multi‑directional heatsink and fan
only.
•
•
Make sure that you have installed the motherboard to the chassis before you install the CPU fan and heatsink assembly.
Do not buy a boxed Intel® processor for BTX (Balanced Technology Extend) form factor, since this Mother board does not support BTX CPU cooler.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
Place the heatsink on top of the
installed CPU, making sure that
the four fasteners match the holes
on the motherboard.
Orient the heatsink and fan
assembly such that the CPU fan
cable is closest to the CPU fan
connector.
Motherboard hole
Narrow end
of the groove
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Make sure to orient each fastener with the narrow end of the groove pointing
outward. (The photo shows the groove shaded for emphasis.)
2.
Push down two fasteners at a time in
a diagonal sequence to secure the
heatsink and fan assembly in place.
B
A
A
3.
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A
B
B
A
B
Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled
CPU_FAN1/CPU_FAN2.
•
Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring
errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
•
If there is only one CPU fan cable, connect it to the connector labeled
CPU_FAN1.
•
Before installing the CPU heatsink, make sure that the DIP switch is
properly set. Refer to Section 2.7 Switch for more information.
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2.3.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan:
1. Disconnect the CPU fan cable from
the connector on the motherboard.
2.
Rotate each fastener
counterclockwise.
3.
Pull up two fasteners at a time in
a diagonal sequence to disengage
the heatsink and fan assembly
from the motherboard.
4.
A
B
B
A
B
A
A
B
Carefully remove the heatsink
and fan assembly from the
motherboard.
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5.
Rotate each fastener clockwise to
ensure correct orientation when
reinstalling.
Narrow end of the groove
The narrow end of the groove
should point outward after
resetting. (The photo shows the
groove shaded for emphasis.)
Refer to the documentation in the boxed or stand-alone CPU fan package for
detailed information on CPU fan installation.
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2.4
System memory
2.4.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline Memory
Modules (DIMM) sockets.
A DDR2 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR DIMM but has a
240-pin footprint compared to the 184-pin DDR DIMM. DDR2 DIMMs are notched
differently to prevent installation on a DDR DIMM socket.
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets:
2.4.2
Memory configurations
You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB unbuffered ECC or non‑ECC
DDR2-533/667 DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, we recommend that you obtain memory modules from the
same vendor. Refer to the DDR2 Qualified Vendors List on the ASUS web
site.
•
When installing one or two DIMMs, install the DIMM(s) to the blue slots
(DIMM_A2/DIMM_B2).
•
Three DDR2 DIMMs installed into any three memory sockets function in
dual-channel asymmetric mode.
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Recommended memory configurations
Mode
Single channel
mode
Number of memories 1
1
Dual channel interleaved mode
2
Dual channel
asymmetic mode
4*
3
4*
DIMM_A1
V
V
V
DIMM_A2
V
V
V
DIMM socket
2-16
V
V
DIMM_B1
V
V
DIMM_B2
V
V
V
V
V
•
When the total size of memory module(s) installed per channel is the same
(A1+A2=B1+B2), the system will run in Dual Channel Interleaved mode
which provides optimum performance.
•
When the total size of each channel is not the same (A1+A2≠B1+B2), the
system will run in Dual Channel Asymmetric mode.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
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.
Unlock a DIMM socket by
pressing the retaining clips
outward.
2.
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the socket.
3.
3
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
Follow these steps 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 to the
motherboard components.
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with
it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
2.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a
chassis).
3.
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw
for later use.
4.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
5.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
6.
Replace the system cover.
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See
Chapter 4 for information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support “Share
IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise, conflicts will
arise between the two PCI groups, making the system unstable and the card
inoperable. Refer to the table on the next page for details.
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2.5.3
Interrupt assignments
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
Priority
Standard Function
0
1
2­
3*
4*
5*
6
7*
8
9*
10*
11*
12*
13
14
15
1
2
—
11
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Re-direct to IRQ#9
Communications Port (COM2)
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.
PCI Bus Number, IDSEL, and IRQ assignments
Description
INTA
INTB
INTC
INTD
REQ# GNT#
PATA Controller PIRQA#­
—
—
— —
—
SATA Controller PIRQD#
—
—
— —
—
SMBus Controller PIRQB#
—
—
— —
USB1 UHCI Controller #1 PIRQH#
—
—
— —
USB1 UHCI Controller #2 PIRQD#
—
—
— —
—
USB 2.0 EHCI Controller PIRQH#
—
—
— —
—
BMC5721 #1 PIRQA#
—
—
— —
—
BMC5721 #2 PIRQB#
—
—
— —
—
ATI ES1000 PIRQD#
—
—
— REQ1#
GNT1#
LSI SAS 1068 PXIRQ2
—
—
— PXREQ2
PXGNT2
PCI Express Slot 1 (x16) PIRQA#
—
—
— —
—
PCIX Slot 2 (64-bit) PXIRQ0
PXIRQ1
PXIRQ2
PXIRQ3 PXREQ0
PXGNT0
PCIX Slot 3 (64-bit) PXIRQ4
PXIRQ5
PXIRQ6
PXIRQ7 PXREQ1
PXGNT1
PIRQF#
PIRQG#
PIRQH#
GNT0#
PCI Slot 4 (32-bit)
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REQ0#
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2.5.4
PCI/PCI-X slots
The PCI and PCI-X slots support cards
such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB
card, and other cards that comply with
PCI/PCI-X specifications.
PCI-X slots
PCI slot
2.5.5
•
When installing an optional ZCR card for P5M2/SAS onboard LSI1068 SAS
controller, install the card on PCI_X2 slot that is colored green.
•
The optional ZCR Card for P5M2/SAS onboard LSI 1068
SAS Controller is LSI MegaRAID SAS 8300XLP. For detailed
specifications, refer to:
http://www.lsilogic.com/storage_home/products_home/internal_raid/
megaraid_sas/megaraid_sas_8300xlp/index.html
PCI Express x16 slot (x8 link)
The onboard PCI Express x16 slot
provides the x8 link. It is designed for
high performance add-on cards such as
SCSI card, RAID card.
PCI Express x16 slot
A PCI Express x16 graphic card inserted to the onboard PCI Express x16 slot
may run only at x1 speed (Intel spec.). Make sure the installed PCI Express x16
graphic card support the downgrade x1 speed before you make a purchase.
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2.5.6
DDR2 SO-DIMM socket
The DDR2 SO-DIMM socket on the
motherboard supports an
ASUS® Server Management Board 3
Series (ASMB3).
DDR2 SO-DIMM socket
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2.6
1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC1)
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. Re-install 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!
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2.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep mode
(CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power mode) using
the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up from S4 sleep mode
(no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh, power supply in reduced power
mode).
•
The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can
provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port; otherwise, the
system would not power up.
•
If you are using Windows 2000, you need to install Service Pack 4 to wake
up the system from S4 sleep mode.
•
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply capability
(+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
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3.
Keyboard/Mouse power (3-pin KBPWR1)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard/mouse wake-up
feature. Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) to wake up the computer when
you press a key on the keyboard (the default is the Space Bar) or use the
mouse. This feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A
on the +5VSB lead, and a corresponding setting in the BIOS.
If you want to power the system on by PS/2 keyboard or mouse, set the jumper
KSPWR1 to pin2-3(+5VSB) and enable the option of “Power on By PS/2
Keyboard” or “Power On By PS/2 Mouse” in the BIOS setting. Refer to Section
4.4.9 APM Configuration.
4.
VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_EN1)
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard ATI® ES1000 PCI
VGA controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the VGA feature.
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5.
Gigabit LAN controller setting (3-pin LAN_EN1, LAN_EN2)
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the onboard Broadcom®
BCM5721 Gigabit LAN1 or LAN2 controller. Set to pins 1-2 to activate the
Gigabit LAN controller.
6.
Intel ® 82801GR (ICH7R) SATA RAID selection
(3-pin RAID_SEL1) (For P5M2 model only)
This jumper allows you to select the RAID configuration utility to use when you
create disk arrays. Place the jumper caps over pins 1-2 if you want to use the LSI
Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility (default); otherwise, place the
jumper caps to pins 2-3 to use the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager.
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7.
Onboard storage setting (3-pin SAS_EN1)
(For P5M2/SAS model only )
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the onboard LSI SAS1068 chip.
8.
Force BIOS recovery setting (3-pin RECOVERY1)
This jumper allows you to quickly update or recover the BIOS when it gets
corrupted.
To update the BIOS:
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1.
Prepare a floppy disk that contains the latest BIOS for the motherboard
(xxxx-xxx.ROM) and the AFUDOS.EXE utility.
2.
Set the jumper to pins 2-3.
3.
Insert the floppy disk then turn on the system to update the BIOS.
4.
Shut down the system.
5.
Set the jumper back to pins 1-2.
6.
Turn on the system.
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2.7
Switch (For P5M2/SAS model only)
The motherboard features a DIP switch for fan pin selection.
The following table shows the corresponding switch for each fan connector.
Switch
Fan connector
1
CPU_FAN1
Default setting
On
2
CPU_FAN2
On
3
FRNT_FAN1
On
4
FRNT_FAN2
On
7
REAR_FAN1
On
8
REAR_FAN2
On
•
If you use a 4-pin fan but set the DIP switch for a 3-pin fan, the fan you
installed may not work.
•
If you use a 3-pin fan but set the DIP switch for a 4-pin fan, the fan controll
will not work and the fan you installed will always run at full speed.
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2.8
Connectors
2.8.1
Rear panel connectors
1
3
2
4
5
6
8
1.
PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
2.
Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner, or other
devices.
3.
PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
4.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
5.
Serial (COM1) port. This 9-pin communication port is for pointing devices or
other serial devices.
6.
VGA port. This port is for a VGA monitor or other VGA-compatible devices.
7.
Gigabit LAN1 (RJ-45) port. This ports allow Gigabit connection to a Local
Area Network (LAN) through a network hub. Refer to the table below for the
LAN port LED indications.
8.
Gigabit LAN2 (RJ-45) port. This ports allow 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
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
OFF
No link
OFF
10 Mbps connection
GREEN
Linked
ORANGE
100 Mbps connection
GREEN
1 Gbps connection
BLINKING Data activity
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ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
LAN port
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2.8.2
1.
Internal connectors
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY1)
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.
2.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE1)
This connector is for an Ultra DMA 100/66 signal cable. The Ultra
DMA 100/66 signal cable has three connectors: a blue connector for the
primary IDE connector on the motherboard, a black connector for an Ultra
DMA 100/66 IDE slave device (optical drive/hard disk drive), and a gray
connector for an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE master device (hard disk drive). If you
install two hard disk drives, you must configure the second drive as a slave
device by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer to the hard disk documentation
for the jumper settings.
•
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.
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3.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk
drives.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, RAID
1, RAID 0+1, and RAID 5 configuration using the Intel® Matrix Storage
Technology or RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 0+1 configuration using the LSI
MegaRAID® utility embedded in the Intel® ICH7R Southbridge.
These connectors are set IDE mode by default. In IDE mode, you can connect
Serial ATA boot/data hard disk drives to these connectors. If you intend to create
a Serial ATA RAID set using these connectors, set the Configure SATA as item
in the BIOS to [RAID]. See section “4.3.4 IDE Configuration” for details.
SA TA 4
GND
RS ATA _TXP 4
RS ATA _TXN 4
GND
RS ATA _RXP 4
RS ATA _RXN4
GND
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SA TA 3
GND
RS ATA _TXP 3
RS ATA _TXN 3
GND
RS ATA _RXP 3
RS ATA _RXN3
GND
SA TA 2
GND
RS ATA _TXP 2
RS ATA _TXN 2
GND
RS ATA _RXP 2
RS ATA _RXN2
GND
P5M2 Series SATA Connectors
SA TA 1
GND
RS ATA _TXP 1
RS ATA _TXN 1
GND
RS ATA _RXP 1
RS ATA _RXN1
GND
Important notes on Serial ATA
•
Use only two Serial ATA RAID connectors for each RAID 0 or RAID 1 set.
•
When using the connectors in IDE mode, connect the primary (boot) hard
disk drive to the SATA1 or SATA2 connector. Refer to the table below for the
recommended SATA hard disk drive connections.
Serial ATA hard disk drive connection
Connector
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Setting
Use
SATA1/SATA2
Master
Boot disk
SATA3/SATA4
Slave
Data disk
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4.
Hard disk activity LED connector (4-pin HDLED1)
HDLED 1
PIN 1
NC
ADD_ IN_ CARD_ACT #
ADD_ IN_ CARD_ACT #
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This connector supplies power to the hard disk activity LED. Connect the
external LED on the storage card like SCSI card with the onboard HDLED1to
allow the access signals to got through the HDLED pin on the system panel
connector.
P5M2 Series SCSI/SATA Card Activity LED Connector
5.
USB connector (10-1 pin USB34)
USB +5V
USB _P 4USB _P 4+
GND
NC
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This connector is for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to
this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the
system chassis. This USB connector complies with USB 2.0 specification that
supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
P5M2 Series USB 2.0 Connector
USB +5V
USB _P 3USB _P 3+
GND
USB 34
The USB port module is purchased separately.
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6.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM2)
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P5M2 Series
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. The serial port module is purchased separately.
COM 2
P5M2 Series COM Port Connector
PIN 1
( For P5M2/SAS model only )
This connector is for SAS link state’s LED. The active LOW Fault LED signals
are nominally configured to indicate a SAS link fault for each respective phy.
The active LOW Activity LED signals are nominally configured to indicate
SAS link activity.
ACT
ACT
ACT
ACT
ACT
ACT
FL T_L ED0
FL T_L ED1
FL T_L ED2
FL T_L ED3
HB_LE D
FL T_L ED4
FL T_L ED5
FL T_L ED6
FL T_L ED7
ACT _LED6
ACT _LED7
SASL ED1
_LED0
_LED1
_LED2
_LED3
_LED4
_LED5
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SAS LSI1068 ports LED connector (18-1 pin SASLED1)
P5M2/SAS
7.
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8.
Mini-SAS connectors
(For P5M2/SAS model only)
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P5M2/SAS
This motherboard comes with two Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) connectors,
the next-generation storage technology that supports both Serial Attached
SCSI and Serial ATA. Each connector supports up to four (4) devices.
P5M2/SAS MINI SAS connectors
To connect the mini-SAS cable:
Plug in the mini-SAS cable to the
mini-SAS connector until the cable
lock snaps in place.
To disconnect the mini-SAS cable:
1.
With your thumb, push down the
cable lock to release.
2.
While still keeping your thumb’s grip
on the cable lock, carefully pull away
the cable from the connector.
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9.
CPU and system fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN1/2, REAR_
FAN1/2, FRNT_FAN1/2)
The fan connectors support 3-pin or 4-pin cooling fans of 350 mA ~ 740 mA
(8.88 W max.) or a total of 2.1 A ~ 4.44 A (53.28 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!
See “Section 2.7 Switch” to get detailed information about DIP switch setting for
4-pin or 3-pin fan cables.
10. Backplane SMBus connector (6-1 pin BPSMB1)
This connector allows you to connect SMBus (System Management Bus)
devices. Devices communicate with an SMBus host and/or other SMBus
devices using the SMBus interface.
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11. TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
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.
12. Power supply SMBus connector (5-pin PSUSMB1)
This connector is for the power supply SMB cable, if your power supply
supports the SMBus function.
P5M2 Series Power Supply SMBus Connector
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13. ATX power connectors (24-pin ATXPWR1, 4-pin ATX12V2)
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.
•
Use of an ATX 12V Specification 2.02-compliant power supply unit (PSU)
that provides a minimum power of 450W is recommended for a fullyconfigured system.
•
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12V power plug; otherwise, the
system will not boot up.
•
We recommend that you use a PSU with a higher power output when
configuring a system with more power consuming devices. The system may
become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate.
•
You must install a PSU with a higher power rating if you intend to install
additional devices.
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14. Auxiliary panel connector (20-pin AUX_PANEL1)
This connector is for additional front panel features including front panel
SMB, locator LED and switch, chassis intrusion, and LAN LEDs.
1
Front Panel SMBus (6-1 pin) These leads connect the front panel SMBus cable.
2
LAN link activity LED (2-pin LAN1_LINKACTLED and 2-pin LAN1_
LINKACTLED) Both of the 2-pin connectors are for the LAN1 and LAN2 Activity LED.
Connect the LAN Activity LED cable to this connector.
This LED blinks during a network activity and is always lit when linked.
3
Chassis Intrusion connector (4-1pin CASEOPEN) This lead is for a chassis with an intrusion detection feature. This
requires an external detection mechanism such as a chassis intrusion
sensor or microswitch. When you remove any chassis component, the
sensor triggers and sends a high-level signal to this lead to record a
chassis intrusion event. The defaults setting is to place one jumper cap
over the CASEOPEN and GND leads for disabled this feature.
4
Locator LED (2-pin LOCATORLED1 and 2-pin LOCATORLED2) Both of the 2-pin connector is for the Locator LED 1 and LED 2. Connect
the Locator LED cable to this 2-pin connector.
This LED lights up when the Locator button is pressed.
Locator Button/Switch (2-pin LOCATORBTN) This connector is for the locator button. This button queries the state of
the system locator.
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15. System panel connector (20-pin PANEL1)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
The system panel connector is color-coded for easy connection.
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System power LED (Green 3-pin PowerLED)
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.
•
Message LED (Brown 2-pin MLED)
This connector is for the message LED cable that connects to the front
message LED. The message LED indicates the booting status. The
LED blinks when the system is in the boot process until the operating
system is loaded.
•
Hard disk drive activity LED (Red 2-pin HDLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD
Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes
when data is read from or written to the HDD.
•
System warning speaker (Orange 4-pin SPKEROUT)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning
speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (Light Green 2-pin POWERBTN)
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.
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Reset button (Blue 2-pin RESETBTN)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system
reboot without turning off the system power.
•
Non-Masked Interrupt button (Light blue 2-pin MINIBTN)
This 2-pin connector is for the non-masked interrupt initiation.
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This chapter describes the power up
sequence, the vocal POST messages,
and ways of shutting down the system.
3
Powering up
Chapter summary
3
3.1
Starting up for the first time............................................................. 3-1
3.2
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.
2.
Be sure that all switches are off.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system
chassis.
4.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge
protector.
5.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
a. Monitor
b. External storage devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c. System power
6.
After applying power, the system power LED on the system front panel case
lights up. For systems with ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up
when you press the ATX power button. If your monitor complies with “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-Test (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.
AMI BIOS beep codes
7.
Beep Description
Error
One beep
Refresh Time error
No master drive detected
Two continuous beeps followed by
four short beeps
Hardware component failure
At power on, hold down the <Del> 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® Server 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® Server 2003:
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.
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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
4.2
BIOS setup program....................................................................... 4-9
4.3
Main menu.................................................................................... 4-12
4.4
Advanced menu............................................................................ 4-18
4.5
Server menu.................................................................................. 4-34
4.6
Security......................................................................................... 4-36
4.7
Boot menu..................................................................................... 4-39
4.8
Exit menu...................................................................................... 4-41
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Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic
Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
ASUS AFUDOS (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable floppy
disk.)
2.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk or
the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.)
3.
ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk in
case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard
BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.
4.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk
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>.
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4.1.2
AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment using
a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also allows you to
copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when the BIOS fails or gets
corrupted during the updating process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
•
Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at least 1024
KB free space to save the file.
•
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS
screen displays may not be same as shown.
1.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support CD to
the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
2.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /o[filename]
where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than eight
alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three alphanumeric
characters for the extension name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
Main filename Extension name
3.
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
Write to file...... ok
A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS file.
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Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS file for
the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact BIOS
filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support CD to
the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable floppy
disk.
A:\>afudos /iI8043A0.ROM
4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iI8043A0.ROM
===========================================================================
AMI Firmware Update Utility
Copyright (C)2004 American Megatrends Inc. All Rights Reserved. Ver.4.04
ASUSTEK Ver. 3.12
===========================================================================
- Bootblock chechsum ....OK
- Module checksums .......OK
- Erasing flash................done
- Writing flash ...............0x0008cc00 (9%)
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent
system boot failure!
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5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is
completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
A:\>afudos /iI8043A0.ROM
===========================================================================
AMI Firmware Update Utility
Copyright (C)2004 American Megatrends Inc. All Rights Reserved. Ver.4.04
ASUSTEK Ver. 3.12
===========================================================================
-
Bootblock chechsum ....OK
Module checksums .......OK
Erasing flash..................done
Writing flash .................done
Verifying flash...............done
Program ended normally
A:\
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4.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 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.
•
Make sure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the floppy
disk to I8043A0.ROM for P5M2 or I8035A0.ROM for P5M2/SAS.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the floppy disk
drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the
floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Boot Block Compatible Version Ver.004
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted
BIOS file.
Boot Block Compatible Version Ver.004
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “I8043A0.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can
cause system boot failure!
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
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Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the system.
2.
Insert the support CD to the optical drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the
floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When no floppy disk is found, the utility automatically checks the optical drive
for the original or updated BIOS file. The utility then updates the corrupted
BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
Checking for CD-ROM...
CD-ROM found!
Reading file “I8043A0.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can
cause system boot failure!
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file.
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4.1.4
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
•
View the BIOS version information
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update VX.XX.XX.
3.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
Quit all Microsoft® Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this
utility.
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Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
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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 a file
option from the drop‑down menu,
then click Next.
3.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open window, then click Save.
4.
Follow the screen instructions to complete the update process.
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can update
using the provided utility described in section “4.1 Managing and updating your
BIOS”.
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring
your system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section explains how to configure
your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change the
configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can enable the
security password feature or change the power management settings. This
requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup program so that the
computer can recognize these changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the
firmware hub.
The firmware hub 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 <Delete> 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.
•
The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most conditions
to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes unstable after
changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings to ensure system
compatibility and stability. Select the Load Setup Defaults item under the
Exit Menu. See section “4.8 Exit Menu.”
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes
only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for
this motherboard.
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4.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Menu bar
Configuration fields
General help
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main Advanced Server Security Boot Exit
System Date
System Time
[Sun 01/01/2006]
[11:10:19]
Legacy Diskette A
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
Use [ENTER]. [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
IDE Configuration
System Information
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Field
TabSelect field
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
v02.58 (C)Copyright 1985-2004, American Megatrends, Inc.
Sub-menu items
4.2.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Server
For changing the advanced server settings
Security
For changing the security settings
Boot
For changing the system boot 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.
4.2.3
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that
particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change
the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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4.2.4
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that menu.
For example, selecting Main shows the
Main menu items.
The other items (Advanced, Power,
Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
4.2.5
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main Advanced Server Security Boot Exit
System Date
System Time
[Mon 05/30/2005]
[11:10:19]
Legacy Diskette A
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
IDE Configuration
System Information
Use [ENTER], [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
time.
+-
F1
F10
ESC
Select
Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Main menu items
Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the iteam has a
sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press <Enter>.
4.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user‑configurable,
you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item
that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. To
change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to display a list of options.
Refer to “4.2.7 Pop-up window.”
4.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the
configuration options for that item.
4.2.8
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of
a menu screen when there are items that
do not fit on the screen. Press the Up/
Down arrow keys or <Page Up> /<Page
Down> keys to display the other items on
the screen.
4.2.9
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
APM Configuration
Power Management/APM
Video Power Down Mode
Hard Disk Power Down Mode
Suspend Time Out(Minute)
Throttle Slow Clock Ratio
[Enabled]
[Suspend]
[Suspend]
[Disabled]
[50%]
Power Button Function
Restore on AC Power Loss
[On/Off]
[Power Off]
Power
Power
Power
Power
Power
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
On
On
On
On
On
by PS/2 Keyboard
by PS/2 Mouse
Ring
PME#
RTC Alarm
Use [ENTER], [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
time.
+-
F1
F10
ESC
Select
Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Pop-up window
Scroll bar
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.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main Advanced Power Server Boot Exit
System Date
System Time
[Sun 01/01/2006]
[11:10:19]
Use [ENTER]. [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Legacy Diskette A
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system date.
IDE Configuration
System Information
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change field
Tab select field
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
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4.3.1
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
4.3.2
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
4.3.3
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled] [360K, 5.25
in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.] [2.88M, 3.5 in.]
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4.3.4
IDE Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the IDE
devices installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter> if you wish to
configure the item.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
IDE Configuration
ATA/IDE Configuration
Configure SATA as
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Tertiary IDE Master
Tertiary IDE Slave
Fourth IDE Master
Fourth IDE Slave
:
:
:
:
:
:
[Enhanced]
[IDE]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
Options:
Disabled
Compatible
Enhanced
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Field
TabSelect field
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
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ATA/IDE Configuration [Enhanced]
Allows selection of the IDE operation mode depending on the installed operating
system (OS). Set to [Enhanced] if you are using native OS, e.g. Windows® 2000/
XP. Set to [Compatible] if you are using legacy OS, e.g. Windows ME/98/NT, MSDOS. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Compatible] [Enhanced]
The items Configure SATA as and Third, Fourth IDE Master/Slave options
appear only when you set the ATA/IDE Configuration to [Enhanced].
Configure SATA as [IDE]
Sets the configuration for the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge
chip. Configuration options: [IDE] [RAID] [AHCI]
If you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as Parallel ATA physical storage
devices, set this item to [IDE].
Set this item to [RAID], if you want to create a RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1, or RAID
5 configurations using the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager or if you want to create
a RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 configurations using the LSI Logic Embedded SATA
RAID Setup Utility.
Set the item Configure SATA as to [RAID] if you want to use or configure
the SATA connectors under SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9.0 SP1 operating
system environment. Due to the OS limitation, you must set a SATA RAID to
use any SATA device (at least two SATA devices are needed for the RAID
configuration). Refer to Chapter 5 and Chapter 6 for details on how to set a
SATA RAID.
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The AHCI allows the onboard storage driver to enable advanced Serial ATA
features that enhance storage performance on random workloads by allowing the
drive to internally optimize the order of commands.
The item Legacy IDE Channels appears only when you set the ATA/IDE
Configuration to [Compatible].
If you want the Serial ATA hard disk drives to use the Advanced Host Controller
Interface (AHCI), set this item to [AHCI]. For details on AHCI, go to:
www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imst/sb/CS-012304.htm
www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imst/sb/CS-012305.htm
The SATA controller is set to Native mode when this item is set to [RAID] or [AHCI].
Legacy IDE Channels [SATA Pri, PATA Sec]
Allows you to set Serial ATA, Parallel ATA, or both, to native mode.
Configuration options: [SATA Only] [PATA Pri, SATA Sec] [SATA Pri, PATA Sec] [PATA Only]
4.3.5
Primary, Tertiary, Fourth IDE Master/Slave
The BIOS automatically detects the connected IDE devices. There is a separate
sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item, then press <Enter> to display
the IDE device information.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
Primary IDE Master
Device : Hard Disk
Vendor
: ST32122A
Size
: 2.1GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode : 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
: Supported
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA : Ultra DMA-5
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
[Auto]
LBA/Large Mode
[Auto]
Block(Multi-sector Transfer)M
[Auto]
PIO Mode
[Auto]
DMA Mode
[Auto]
SMART Monitoring
[Auto]
32Bit Data Transfer
[Enabled]
Select the type of
device connected to
the system.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
TabSelect field
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
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The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items (Device,
Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra DMA, and
SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable. These items show
N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
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Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to [Auto] allows automatic selection of the
appropriate IDE device type. Select [CDROM] if you are specifically configuring a
CD-ROM drive. Select [ARMD] (ATAPI Removable Media Device) if your device is
either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive.
Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to [Auto] enables the LBA mode if the
device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously formatted with LBA
mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to [Auto], the data
transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device
supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled], the data transfer
from and to the device occurs one sector at a time. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Auto]
PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. Configuration
options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.3.6
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The BIOS
automatically detects the items in this menu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
System Information
Model Name ASUS P5M2
Model ID
8043A0
ASUS-BIOS
Version
Date
: 1001
: 09/04/2006
Processor Information
System Memory Information
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
TabSelect field
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
ASUS BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information.
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Processor Information
*** CPU1:
Band
Genuine Intel(R) CPU 3.80GHz
ID/uCode 06F4h/026h
Speed
3.80GHz
Ratio Actual 19 Max 19
Cache
L1/16KB L2/2038KB
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
TabSelect field
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
Processor
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification.
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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
System Memory Information
Speed
DDR2 667
Total Memory 1024MB
DIMM_A1- None
DIMM_A2- 1024MB
DIMM_B1- None
DIMM_B2- None
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
TabSelect field
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected total system memory.
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4.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other
system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Server Security Boot Exit
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Configure CPU
CPU Configuration
MPS Configuration
Chipset Configuration
PCIPnP Configuration
USB Configuration
Peripheral Devices Configuration
ACPI Configuration
APM Configuration
Hareware Monitor
4.4.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Configure Advanced CPU settings
Module Version: 3D.05
Manufacturer: Intel
Brand String: Genuine Intel(R) CPU 3.80GHz
Frequency
: 3.80 GHz
FSB Speed
: 800 MHz
Cache L1
: 16 KB
Cache L2
: 1024 KB
Ratio Actual Value: 19
Max CPUID Value Limit:
[Disabled]
Virtualization Technology [Enabled]
Execute Disable Bit
[Enabled]
Hyper Threading Technology [Enabled]
Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm) tech.[Automatic]
Intel(R) C-State tech.
C1 Config.
[Enhanced]
Disabled for
WindowsXP
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
Setting this item to [Enabled] allows legacy operating systems to boot even without
support for CPUs with extended CPUID functions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
When set to Disabled, the XD feature flag returns to 0. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
Virtualization Technology [Enabled]
The settings of this item can not be changed. If the CPU installed supports
Virtulization Technology, the option of this item displays [Enabled] Otherwise, this
item does not display.
The Hyper-Threading Technology item appears only when you install an Intel®
Pentium® 4 CPU that supports the Hyper-Threading Technology.
Hyper-Threading Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the processor Hyper-Threading Technology.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you install an Intel® Pentium® D series
processor.
Single Logical Processor Mode [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the single logical processor mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you install an Intel® Core 2 Due (E6000,
E4000) series processor.
Core Multi-Processing [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable one exeucation core.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you install an CPU that supports Intel
Speedstep Technology.
Intel ® SpeedStep Technology [Automatic]
Allows you to use the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology. When set to
[Automatic], you can adjust the system power settings in the operating system to
use the EIST feature.
Set this item to [Disabled] if you do not want to use the EIST.
Configuration options: [Maximum Speed] [Minimum Speed] [Automatic] [Disabled]
The motherboard comes with a BIOS file that supports EIST.
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The following item appears only when the CPU installed supports the C-State
technology.
Intel C-state tech.
C1 Config. [Enhanced]
When set to [Standard], it runs in the conventional C-State. When set to
[Enhanced], it runs in the enhanced C-State.
Configuration options: [Standard] [Enhanced]
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4.4.2
MPS Configuration
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
MPS Configuration
Select MPS Revision.
MPS Table Revision
[1.4]
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
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MPS Table Revision [1.4]
Allows you to select the multi-processor system version.
Configuration options: [1.1] [1.4]
4.4.3
Chipset Configuration
The Chipset Configuration menu allows you to change the advanced chipset
settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced Chipset Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Configure North Bridge
features
North Bridge Configuration
South Bridge Configuration
Intel PCI-X Hub Configuration
Onboard PCIE LAN Boot ROM
[Enabled]
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
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Onboard PCIE LAN Boot ROM [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the option ROM in the onboard LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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NorthBridge Configuration
The NorthBridge Configuration menu allows you to change the Northbridge related
settings.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
North Bridge Chipset Configuration
Memory Remap Feature
DRAM Frequency
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
Boots Graphics Adapter Priority[PEG/PCI]
PEG Port Configuration
PEG Port
PEG Force x1
ENABLE: Allow
remapping of
overlapped PCI memory
above the total
physical memory.
DISABLE: Do not allow
remapping of memory.
[Auto]
[Disabled]
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
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Memory Remap Feature [Enabled]
Allows you to remap the overlap PCI memory over the total physical memory.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Disable this item if you are using RedHat Linux Advanced Server 3.0 UP5/UP6
operating system.
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
When Configure DRAM Timing by SPD is enabled, you are not allowed change
the setting of this item. The motherboard automatically sets the DDR operating
frequency according to the DRAM SPD. When Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
is disabled, this items allows you to set the DDR operating frequency manually.
Configuration options: [Auto] [533 MHz] [667 MHz]
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
When this item is enabled, the DRAM timing parameters are set according to the
DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect). When disabled, you can manually set the
DRAM timing parameters through the DRAM sub-items. The following sub-items
appear when this item is disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
DRAM CAS# Latency [5]
Controls the latency between the SDRAM read command and the time
the data actually becomes available. Configuration options: [5] [4] [3]
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DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [6 DRAM Clocks]
Controls the latency between the DDR SDRAM active command and the
read/write command. Configuration options: [2 DRAM Clocks] [3
DRAM Clocks] [4 DRAM Clocks] [5 DRAM Clocks] [6 DRAM Clocks]
DRAM RAS# Precharge [6 DRAM Clocks]
Controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to the DDR
SDRAM. Configuration options: [2 DRAM Clocks] [3 DRAM Clocks] [4 DRAM Clocks] [5 DRAM Clocks] [6 DRAM Clocks]
DRAM RAS# Activate to Precharge Delay [15 DRAM Clocks]
Configuration options: [4 DRAM Clocks] [5 DRAM Clocks] ~ Clocks]
[15 DRAM
Boot Graphic Adapter Priority [PCI/PEG]
Allows selection of the graphics controller to use as primary boot device.
Configuration options: [PCI/PEG] [PEG/PCI]
PEG Port Configuration
PEG Port [Auto]
Allows you to set or disable the PCI Express Graphic port.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
PEG Force x1 [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PEG Force x1.Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
SouthBridge Configuration
The SouthBridge Configuration menu allows you to change the Southbridge
related settings.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
South Bridge Chipset Configuration
USB Functions
[4 USB Ports]
PCIE Ports Configuration
PCI Express Port 0
PCI Express Port 4
PCI Express Port 5
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Options:
Disabled
2 USB Ports
4 USB Ports
6 USB Ports
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
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4.4.4
PCI/PnP Configuration
The PCI/PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP
devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources for either
PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block for legacy ISA
devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
PCI/PnP Configuration
Reset ESCD Data
Plug And Play O/S
Palette Snooping
[No]
[No]
[Disabled]
Clear NVRAM during
system boot.
Select Screen
Select Item
+Change Option
F1
General Help
F10SaveandExit
ESCExit
Reset ESCD [No]
Clears NVRAM during system boot. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Plug And Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set to
[Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating system
configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot. Configuration options:
[No] [Yes]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the pallete snooping feature informs the PCI devices that
an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the latter can function
correctly. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.4.5
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
USB Configuration
USB Devices Enabled:
None
Legacy USB Support
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
[Auto]
[HiSpeed]
[Enabled]
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
Select Screen
Select Item
+Change Option
F1
General Help
F10SaveandExit
ESCExit
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for USB devices on legacy operating
systems (OS). Setting to Auto allows the system to detect the presence of USB
devices at startup. If detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no
USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or Full
Speed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [HiSpeed] [Full Speed]
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the BIOS EHCI hand-off support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
USB Mass Storage Reset Delay
[20 Sec]
Device #1
Generic STORAGE DEVICE
Emulation Type
[Auto]
Select Screen
Select Item
+Change Option
F1
General Help
F10SaveandExit
ESCExit
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USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
USB Mass Storage Reset Delay
[20 Sec]
Device #1
Generic STORAGE DEVICE
Emulation Type
[Auto]
Select Screen
Select Item
+Change Option
F1
General Help
F10SaveandExit
ESCExit
USB Mass Storage Reset Delay [20 Sec]
Allows you to set the time that POST waits for the USB mass storage device after
starting unit command. Configuration options: [10 Sec] [20 Sec] [30 Sec] [40 Sec]
Emulation Type [Auto]
Allows you to select device emulation type. If set to Auto, the part of less than
530MB of USB devices is emulated as floppy disk, and the rest part is emulated
as hard disk. Configuration options: [Auto] [Floppy] [Forced FDD] [Hard Disk]
[CDROM]
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4.4.6
Peripheral Device Configuration
Configure W83627EHG-A Super I0 Chipset
Onboard Floppy Controller
Serial Port1 Address
Serial Port2 Address
Serial Port2 Mode
[Enabled]
[3F8/IRQ4]
[2F8/IRQ3]
[Normal]
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
Parallel Port IRQ
[378]
[Normal]
[IRQ7]
Select Screen
Select Item
+Change Option
F1
General Help
F10SaveandExit
ESCExit
Onboard Floppy Controller [Enabled]
Enables or disables the onboard floppy controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Serial Port2 Address [2F8/IRQ3]
Allows you to select the Serial Port2 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Serial Port2 Mode [Normal]
Allows you to select the Serial Port2 mode. This item appears only when the
Serial Port1 item is not Disabled.
Configuration options: [Normal] [IrDA] [ASK IR]
Parallel Port Address[378]
Allows you to disable or select parallel port base addresses.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC]
Parallel Port Mode [Normal]
Allows you to set the parallel port mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [BI-Directional] [ECP] [EPP] [ECP&EPP]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7l]
Allows you to set the parallel port IRQ.
Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
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4.4.7
ACPI Configuration
The ACPI Configuration menu items allow you to change the settings for the ACPI
features. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
ACPI Configuration
ACPI 2.0 Support
Headless Mode
ACPI EMS Support
ACPI MCFG Support
[Yes]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Select Screen
Select Item
+Change Option
F1
General Help
F10SaveandExit
ESCExit
ACPI 2.0 Support [Yes]
Allows you to add additional tables as per Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) 2.0 specifications. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Headless Mode [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Headless operation mode through ACPI.
[Disabled] [Enabled]
ACPI EMS Support [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable ACPI EMS support. [Disabled] [Enabled]
ACPI MCFG Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable ACPI MCFG support. [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.4.8
APM Configuration
APM Configuration
Power Management/APM
Video Power Down Mode
Hard Disk Power Down Mode
Suspend Time Out(Minutes)
Throttle Slow Clock Ratio
[Enabled]
[Suspend]
[Suspend]
[Disabled]
[50%]
Power Button Function
Restore on AC Power Loss
[On/Off]
[Last State]
Resume
Resume
Resume
Resume
Resume
Resume
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
By
On
By
On
On
By
Ring
LAN
PME#
By PS/2 Keyboard
By PS/2 Mouse
RTC Alarm
Power Management/APM [Enabled]
Select Screen
Select Item
+Change Option
F1
General Help
F10SaveandExit
ESCExit
Enables or disables the Advanced Power Management feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power Management/APM [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the APM.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when the Power Management/APM feature is
Enabled.
Video Power Down Mode [Suspend]
Allows you to disable the Video Power Down Mode or set it to Suspend or Standby
mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Standby] [Suspend]
Hard Disk Power Down Mode [Suspend]
Allows you to disable the Hard Disk Power Down Mode or set it to Suspend or
Standby mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Standby] [Suspend]
Suspend Time Out [Disabled]
Allows you to select the specified time at which the system goes on suspend
mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [1 Min] [2 Min] [4 Min]
[8 Min] [10 Min] [20 Min] [30 Min] [40 Min] [50 Min] [60 Min]
Throttle Slow Clock Ratio [50%]
Allows you to select the duty cycle in the throttle mode. Configuration options:
[87.5%] [75.0%] [62.5%] [50%] [37.5%] [25%] [12.5%]
Power Button Function [On/Off]
Allows you to select the power button function. Configuration options: [On/Off]
[Suspend]
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Restore On AC Power Loss [Last State]
When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power loss. When set to
Last State, the system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state
was before the AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Resume By Ring [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.
Resume On LAN [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system through a
PCI LAN or modem card. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides
at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Resume By PME# [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system through a
PME# device. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A
on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to use specific keys on the keyboard to turn on the system. This
feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse to turn on
the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on
the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Resume On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this item is
set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date, RTC Alarm Hour, RTC Alarm Minute,
and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when the Resume On By RTC Alarm item is
set to Enabled.
RTC Alarm Date (Days) [15]
To set the alarm date, highlight this item and press the <+> or <-> key to
make the selection. Configuration options: [Everyday] [1] [2] [3]...[31]
System Time [12:30:30]
To set the alarm time, highlight this item and press the <+> or <-> key to
make the selection.
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Hardware Monitor
Advanced
Hardware Monitor
CPU1 Throttle Temp. Margin[49ºC/120ºF]
System1 Temperature
[42ºC/107.5ºF]
System2 Temperature
[46ºC/114.5ºF]
CPU Fan1 Speed
[3884RPM]
CPU Fan2 Speed
[N/A]
Front Fan1 Speed
[N/A]
Front Fan2 Speed
[N/A]
Rear Fan1 Speed
[N/A]
Rear Fan2 Speed
[N/A]
Advanced
Smart Fan Control
[Smart Fan II]
Offset to CPU1 TControl [0]
System1 Target Temperature[39]
VCORE1 Voltage
[ 1.320V]
VTT Voltage
[ 1.258V]
1.5V Voltage
[ 1.424V]
1.8V Voltage
[ 1.776V]
This value stands
for the offset
temperature to CPU1
defined TControl
Use the arrow down key to display additional items.
3V Voltage
5V Voltage
5VSB Voltage
VBAT Voltage
[
[
[
[
3.345V]
5.094V]
4.980V]
3.120V]
When the Intel® Pentium® 4 and Pentium® D Series CPU, CPU1 Temperature
item appears showing the CPU temperature currently detected; when the Intel®
Core 2 Due Series CPU is installed, CPU1 Throttle Temp Margin appears.
CPU1Throttle Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
System Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the motherboard
and CPU temperatures. Select [Ignored] if you do not wish to display the detected
temperatures.
CPU Fan1/2 Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
Front Fan1/2 Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
Rear Fan1/2 Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU, front,
and rear fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A.
Smart Fan Control [Smart Fan II]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Smart Fan feature that smartly adjusts
the fan speeds for more efficient system operation. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Smart Fan] [Smart Fan II]
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When the Intel® Pentium® 4 and Pentium® D Series CPU, CPU1 Temperature
item appears; when the Intel® Core 2 Due Series CPU is installed, Offset To
CPU1 TControl item appears.
CPU1 Temperature [XXX]
System1 Temperature [XXX]
Displays the detected CPU and system threshold temperature when the Smart Fan
Control is enabled.
Offset To CPU1 TControl [0]
This value bases on the offset temperature to CPU defined TControl. It allows you
to set the threshold temperature(Threshold temperature = TControl + User defined
value), when the Smart Fan Control is enabled. Configuration options: [0] ~ [-25].
VCORE1 Voltage, VTT Voltage, 1.5V Voltage, 1.8V Voltage,
3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 5VSB Voltage, VBAT Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage outputs through
the onboard voltage regulators.
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4.5
Server menu
The Server menu items allow you to customize the server features.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Sever Security Boot Exit
Server Features
Configure Remote
Access.
Remote Access Configuration
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
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Remote Access Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to configure the Remote Access features. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Server
Configure Remote Access type and parameters
Remote Access
[Enabled]
Serial port number
Baudrate
Flow Control
Redirection After BIOS POST
[COM1]
[19200]
[None]
[Always]
Terminal Type
VT-UTFB Combo Key Support
[ANSI]
[Disabled]
Select Remote Access
type.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
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Remote Access [Disabled]
Enables or disables the remote access feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when the Remote Access item is set to
[Enabled].
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Serial port number [COM1]
Allows you to select serial port for console redirection.
Configuration options: [COM1] [COM2]
Baudrate [19200]
Selects the Baudrate for the Serial port. Configuration options: [115200] [57600] [38400] [19200] [9600]
Flow Control [None]
Allows you to select the flow control for console redirection.
Configuration options: [None] [Hardware] [Software]
Redirection After BIOS POST [Always]
Sets the redirection mode after the BIOS Power-On Self-Test (POST). Some
operating systems may not work when this item is set to Always.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Boot Loader] [Always]
Terminal Type [ANSI]
Allows you to select the target terminal type.
Configuration options: [ANSI] [VT100] [VT-UTF8]
VT-UTF8 Combo Key Support [Disabled]
Enables or disables the VT-UTF8 combo key support for ANSI or VT100 terminals.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.6
Security menu
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Flash Write
Install or change
the password. Also,
the password can be
cleared just presses
“Enter” key.
[Enabled]
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
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Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set
a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item, then press <Enter>.
2.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six letters
and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you successfully set your
password.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password then
press <Enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear clear it by erasing the CMOS
Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “2.6 Jumpers” for information on
how to erase the RTC RAM.
After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow you to
change other security settings.
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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
Password Lock Mode
Removable Device Boot
Flash Write
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disable password.
[Limited]
[Setup]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
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User Access Level [Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
No Access prevents user access to the Setup utility.
View Only allows access but does not allow change to any field.
Limited allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and Time.
Full Access allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password item on
top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a password, this
item shows Installed.
To set a User Password:
1.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at least six
letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user password.
Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
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Password Check [Setup]
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]
Password Lock Mode [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], the keyboard is locked and the user has no privilege to
launch the BIOS setup utility when installing adapter cards during option ROM
initialization. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Removable Device Boot [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable booting from a legacy floppy, USB floppy, or IDE
optical drive. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Flash Write [Enabled]
Set this item to [Disabled] to write-protect the BIOS flash memory.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.7
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
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot Exit
Server
Boot Settings
Specifies the Boot
Device Priority
sequence.
Boot Device Priority
A virtual floppy disk
drive (Floppy Drive
B:) may appear when
you set the CD-ROM
drive as the first boot
device.
Boot Settings Configuration
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
4.7.1
Boot Device Priority
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[1st FLOPPY DRIVE
[Network: MBA v7.7.5]
[Network: MBA v7.7.5]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
A device enclosed
in parenthesis has
been disabled in the
corresponding menu.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
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1st Boot Device [1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
2nd Boot Device [Network: MBA v7.7.5]
3rd Boot Device [Network: MBA v7.7.5]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices.
Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled]
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4.7.2
Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot Full Logo Display
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
POST Errors
Setup Prompt
Interrupt 19 Capture
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[On]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
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Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST) while
booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set to [Disabled],
BIOS performs all the POST items.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Logo Display [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
POST Errors [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when error
occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Setup Prompt [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run Setup”
during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap Interrupt 19.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.8
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the
BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Main
Advanced
Server
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Security
Boot
Exit
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
Load Setup Defaults
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Option
F1 General Help
F10Save and Exit
ESCExit
If you made changes to any of the settings in the menus, pressing <Esc> does
not immediately exit this menu. A confirmation window appears and prompts
you to either save your changes or cancel the command. Select one of the
options from this menu to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Select this option then press <Enter>, or simply press <F10>, to save your
changes to CMOS before exiting the Setup utility.
When a confirmation window appears, select [OK] then press <Enter> to save your
changes and exit Setup. If you wish to cancel the command, select [Cancel] then
press <Enter> to return to the Exit menu.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option then press <Enter> to exit the Setup utility without saving your
changes.
When a confirmation window appears, select [OK] then press <Enter> to discard
your changes and exit Setup. If you wish to cancel the command, select [Cancel]
then press <Enter> to return to the Exit menu.
Discard Changes
Select this option then press <Enter> to discard the changes that you made, and
restore the previously saved settings.
When a confirmation window appears, select [OK] then press <Enter> to discard
the changes, and load the previously saved settings. If you wish to cancel the
command, select [Cancel] then press <Enter> to return to the Exit menu.
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Load Setup Defaults
Select this option then press <Enter> to load the optimized settings for each of the
Setup menu items.
When a confirmation window appears, select [OK] then press <Enter> to load the
default settings. If you wish to cancel the command, select [Cancel] then press
<Enter> to return to the Exit menu.
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This chapter provides instructions for
setting up, creating, and configuring RAID
sets using the available utilities.
5
RAID
configuration
Chapter summary
5
5.1
Setting up RAID.............................................................................. 5-1
5.2
LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility............................... 5-3
5.3
Intel® Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM Utility....................... 5-24
5.4
Global Array Manager................................................................... 5-32
5.5
LSI Logic MPT Setup Utility.......................................................... 5-33
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Setting up RAID
For P5M2 model, the Intel® ICH7R Southbridge chip comes with the LSI Logic
Embedded SATA RAID Utility and the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager. These utilities
support SATA hard disk drives and allow creation of RAID 0, RAID 1, Software
RAID 5, and RAID 10 configuration.
For P5M2/SAS model, the onboard LSI 1068 controller provides RAID 0, RAID 1,
and RAID 1E configuration. The Intel® ICH7R Southbridge chip comes with only
the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager which supports RAID 1, RAID 0, RAID 10, and
software RAID 5.
5.1.1
RAID definitions
RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write
data in parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a
single drive but at a sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone,
thus improving data access and storage. Use of two new identical hard disk drives
is required for this setup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one
drive to a second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array management software
directs all applications to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of
the data in the other drive. This RAID configuration provides data protection and
increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use two new drives or use an
existing drive and a new drive for this setup. The new drive must be of the same
size or larger than the existing drive.
RAID 1-E (Enhanced RAID 1) has a striped layout with each stripe unit having a
secondary (or alternate) copy stored on a different disk. You can use three or more
hard disk drives for this configuration.
RAID 5 stripes both data and parity information across three or more hard disk
drives. Among the advantages of RAID 5 configuration include better HDD
performance, fault tolerance, and higher storage capacity. The RAID 5 configuration
is best suited for transaction processing, relational database applications,
enterprise resource planning, and other business systems. Use a minimum of three
identical hard disk drives for this setup.
RAID 0+1 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity (redundancy
data) having to be calculated and written. With the RAID 0+1 configuration you get
all the benefits of both RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations. Use four new hard disk
drives or use an existing drive and three new drives for this setup.
If you want to boot the system from a hard disk drive included in a created RAID
set, copy first the RAID driver from the support CD to a floppy disk before you
install an operating system to the selected hard disk drive. Refer to Chapter 6
for details.
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Setting the RAID item in BIOS
You must set the RAID item in the BIOS Setup before you can create a RAID set
from SATA hard disk drives attached to the SATA connectors supported by the Intel
®
ICH7R Southbridge chip. To do this:
1.
Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
2.
Go to the Main Menu, select IDE Configuration, then press <Enter>.
3.
Set the ATA/IDE Configuration item to [Enhanced Mode], then press
<Enter>.
4.
Set the Configure SATA As item to [RAID].
5.
Save your changes, then exit the BIOS Setup.
Refer to Chapter 5 for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS
Setup.
5.1.3
RAID configuration utility
For P5M2 model, depending on the RAID_SEL1 jumper setting and the operating
system, you can select a utility to create a RAID set. Refer to section 4.2 Jumpers
for details on the RAID_SEL1 jumper settings.
Use the LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility to create a RAID 0, RAID
1, and RAID 10 under Windows® 2000/2003 Server/XP or Red Hat® Enterprise ver.
3.0 and 4.0 operating systems (P5M2 model only ).
Use the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager to create a RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1,
and software RAID 5 under Windows® 2000/2003 Server/XP operating system.
Refer to the succeeding sections for details on how to use the RAID configuration
utilities.
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5.2 LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup
Utility (P5M2 model only)
The LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility allows you to create RAID 0
and RAID 1 set(s) from SATA hard disk drives supported by the motherboard
ICH7R Southbridge chip.
To enter the LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility:
1.
Turn on the system after installing all the SATA hard disk drives.
2.
During POST, the LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility
automatically detects the installed SATA hard disk drives and displays any
existing RAID set(s). Press <Ctrl> + <M> to enter the utility.
The LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID auto configures to RAID 1 when the SATA
to RAID Mode is enabled.
3.
The utility main window appears. Use the arrow keys to select an option
from the Management Menu, then press <Enter>. Refer to the Management
Menu descriptions on the next page.
At the bottom of the screen is the legend box. The keys on the legend box
allow you to navigate through the setup menu options or execute commands.
The keys on the legend box vary according to the menu level.
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Menu
Configure
Initialize
Allows you to initialize the logical drives of a created RAID set
Objects
Rebuild
Check Consistency
5.2.1
Description
Allows you to create RAID 0 or RAID 1 set using the Easy
Configuration or the New Configuration command. This menu
also allows you to view, add, or clear RAID configurations or
select the boot drive
Allows you to initialize logical drives or change the logical drive
parameters
Allows you to rebuild failed drives
Allows you to check the data consistency of the logical drives
of a created RAID set
Creating a RAID 0 or RAID 1 set
The LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Setup Utility allows you to create a RAID 0 or
RAID 1 set using two types of configurations: Easy and New.
In Easy Configuration, the logical drive parameters are set automatically including
the size and stripe size (RAID 1 only).
In New Configuration, you manually set the logical drive parameters and assign the
set size and stripe size (RAID 1 only).
Using Easy Configuration
To create a RAID set using the Easy Configuration option:
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1.
From the utility main menu, highlight Configure, then press <Enter>.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select Easy Configuration, then press <Enter>.
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3.
The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected to
the SATA ports. Select the drives you want to include in the RAID set, then
press <SpaceBar>. When selected, the drive indicator changes from READY
to ONLIN A[X]-[Y], where X is the array number, and Y is the drive number.
The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of the
screen.
4.
Select all the drives required for the RAID set, then press <Enter>. The
configurable array appears on screen.
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Press <F10>, select the configurable array, then press <SpaceBar>.
Press <F10> again, the logical drive information appears including a Logical
Drive menu that allows you to change the logical drive parameters.
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6.
Select RAID from the Logical Drive menu, then press <Enter>.
7.
Select the RAID level from the menu, then press <Enter>.
You need at least two identical hard disk drives when creating a RAID 1 set.
8.
When creating a RAID 1 set, select Stripe Size from the Logical Drive menu,
then press <Enter>.
When creating a RAID 0 set, proceed to step 10.
9.
Key-in the stripe size, then press <Enter>.
For server systems, we recommend that you use a lower array block size. For
multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing, we
recommend a higher array block size for optimum performance.
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10. When finished setting the selected logical drive configuration, select Accept
from the menu, then press <Enter>.
11. When finished setting the selected logical drive configuration, select Accept
from the menu, then press <Enter>.
12. Follow steps 5 to 10 to configure additional logical drives.
13. When prompted, save the configuration, then press <Esc> to return to the
Management Menu.
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Using New Configuration
When a RAID set is already existing, using the New Configuration command
erases the existing RAID configuration data. If you do not want to delete the
existing RAID set, use the View/Add Configuration command to view or create
another RAID configuration.
To create a RAID set using the New Configuration option:
1.
From the utility main menu, highlight Configure, then press <Enter>.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select New Configuration, then press <Enter>.
3.
Follow steps 3 to 7 of the previous section.
4.
Select Size from the Logical Drive menu, then press <Enter>.
5.
Key-in the desired logical drive size, then press <Enter>.
6.
Follow steps 8 to 13 of the previous section to create the RAID set.
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Creating a RAID 10 set
You can create a RAID 10 set using four identical hard disk drives.
To create a RAID 10 set using the Easy Configuration option:
1.
From the utility main menu, highlight Configure, then press <Enter>.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select Easy Configuration, then press <Enter>.
3.
The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected to
the SATA ports. Select the drive(s) you want to include in the RAID set, then
press <SpaceBar>. When selected, the drive indicator changes from READY
to ONLIN A[X]-[Y], where X is the array number, and Y is the drive number.
The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of the
screen.
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4.
Select all the drives required for the RAID 10 set, then press <Enter>. The
configurable array appears on screen.
5.
Press <F10>, select the configurable array, then press <SpaceBar>.
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Press <F10> again, the logical drive information appears including a Logical
Drive menu that allows you to change the logical drive parameters.
6.
Select RAID from the Logical Drive menu, then press <Enter>.
7.
Select RAID 10 from the menu, then press <Enter>.
You need at least four identical hard disk drives when creating a RAID 10 set.
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Select DWC from the Logical Drive menu, then press <Enter>.
9.
Select On to enable the Disk Write Cache setting, then press <Enter>.
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10. When finished setting the selected logical drive configuration, select Accept
from the menu, then press <Enter>.
11. When prompted, save the configuration, then press <Esc> to return to the
Management Menu.
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Adding or viewing a RAID configuration
You can add a new RAID configuration or view an existing configuration using the
View/Add Configuration command.
Adding a new RAID configuration
To add a new RAID configuration:
1.
From the Management Menu, highlight Configure, then press <Enter>.
2.
Use the arrow keys to select View/Add Configuration, then press <Enter>.
3.
The ARRAY SELECTION MENU displays the available drives connected to
the SATA ports. Select the drive(s) you want to include in the RAID set, then
press <SpaceBar>. When selected, the drive indicator changes from READY
to ONLIN A[X]-[Y], where X is the array number, and Y is the drive number.
The information of the selected hard disk drive displays at the bottom of the
screen.
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4.
Select all the drives required for the RAID set, then press <Enter>. The
configurable array appears on screen.
5.
Press <F10>, select the configurable array, then press <SpaceBar>.
6.
Press <F10> again, and select RAID from the Logical Drive menu, then press
<Enter>.
7.
Select the RAID level from the menu, then press <Enter>.
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8.
Follow steps 8 to 13 of the Creating a RAID set: Using Easy Configuration
section.
9.
When prompted, save the configuration, then press <Esc> to return to the
Management Menu.
10. Follow steps 8 to 13 of the Creating a RAID set: Using Easy Configuration
section to add the new RAID configuration.
After creating the RAID set(s), you must initialize the logical drivers. See 6.2.4 .
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5.2.4
Initializing the logical drives
After creating the RAID set(s), you must initialize the logical drives. You may initialize
the logical drives of a RAID set(s) using the Initialize or Objects command on the
Management Menu.
Using the Initialize command
To initialize the logical drive using the Initialize command:
1.
From the Management Menu, highlight Initialize, then press <Enter>.
2.
The screen displays the available RAID set(s) and prompts you to select the
logical drive to initialize. Press the <Spacebar> to select the logical drive from
the Logical Drive selection, then press <F10>.
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3.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the Initialize? dialog
box, then press <Enter>. You may also press <F10> to initialize the drive without
confirmation.
Initializing a logical drive(s) erases all data on the drive.
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A progress bar appears on screen. If desired, press <Esc> to abort
initialization.
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5.
When initialization is completed, press <Esc>.
Using the Objects command
To initialize the logical drives using the Objects command:
1.
From the Management Menu, highlight Objects, then press <Enter>.
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2.
Select Logical Drive from the Objects sub-menu, then press <Enter>.
3.
Select the logical drive to initialize from the Logical Drives sub‑menu, then
press <Enter>.
4.
Select Initialize from the pop-up menu, then press <Enter> to start
initialization.
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5.
When prompted, use the arrow keys to select Yes from the Initialize? dialog
box, then press <Enter>. You may also press <F10> to initialize the drive without
confirmation.
6.
A progress bar appears on screen. If desired, press <Esc> to abort
initialization.
7.
When initialization is completed, press <Esc>.
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5.2.5
Rebuilding failed drives
You can manually rebuild failed hard disk drives using the Rebuild command in the
Management Menu.
To rebuild a failed hard disk drive:
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1.
From the Management Menu, highlight Rebuild, then press <Enter>.
2.
The PHYSICAL DRIVES SELECTION MENU displays the available drives
connected to the SATA ports. Select the drive you want to rebuild, then press
<SpaceBar>.
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3.
After selecting the drive to rebuild, press <F10>. The indicator for the selected
drive now shows RBLD.
4.
When prompted, press <Y> to to rebuild the drive.
5.
When rebuild is complete, press any key to continue.
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Intel® Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM Utility
5.3
The Intel® Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM utility allows you to create RAID 0,
RAID 1,RAID 0+1, and RAID 5 set(s) from Serial ATA hard disk drives.
To enter the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM Utility:
1.
Turn on the system after installing all Serial ATA hard disk drives.
2.
During POST, press <Ctrl+I> to display the utility main menu.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ICH7R wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
1.
2.
3.
4.
[ MAIN MENU ]
Create RAID Volume
Delete RAID Volume
Reset Disks to Non-RAID
Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes:
None defined.
Physical
Port
0
1
2
3
Disks:
Drive Model
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXX
[↑↓]-Select
Serial #
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
Size
XX.XXGB
XX.XXGB
XX.XXGB
XX.XXGB
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
[ESC]-Exit [ENTER]-Select Menu
The navigation keys at the bottom of the screen allow you to move through
the menus and select the menu options.
The RAID BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and
may not exactly match the items on your screen.
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5.3.1
Creating a RAID 0 set (Stripe)
To create a RAID 0 set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press
<Enter>. This screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ICH7R wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE ARRAY MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume0
RAID0(Stripe)
Select Disks
128KB
0.0
GB
Create Volume
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive and
cannot contain special characters.
[↑↓]-Select
[ESC]-Exit [ENTER]-Select Menu
2.
Enter a name for the RAID 0 set, then press <Enter>.
3.
Highlight RAID Level, press the up/down arrow key to select
RAID 0 (Stripe), then press <Enter>.
4.
Highlight the Disks item, then press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives you
want to include in the RAID set. The SELECT DISKS screen appears.
[ SELECT DISKS ]
Port
0
1
2
3
Drive
XXXXXX
XXXXXX
XXXXXX
XXXXXX
Model
XXXXXX
XXXXXX
XXXXXX
XXXXXX
Serial #
Size
XX.XGB
XX.XGB
XX.XGB
XX.XGB
Status
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Select 2 to 4 disks to use in creating the volume.
[↑↓]-Previous/Next [SPACE]-Selects [ENTER]-Selection Complete
5.
Use the up/down arrow key to highlight a drive, then press <Space> to
select. A small triangle marks the selected drive. Press <Enter> after
completing your selection.
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6.
Use the up/down arrow key to select the stripe size for the RAID 0 array, then
press <Enter>. The available stripe size values range from 4 KB to 128 KB.
The default stripe size is 128 KB.
A lower stripe size is recommended for server systems. A higher stripe size
is recommended for multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and
video editing.
7.
Highlight the Capacity item, enter the desired RAID volume capacity, then
press <Enter>. The default value indicates the maximum allowed capacity.
8.
When the Create Volume item is highlighted, press <Enter>.
A warning message appears.
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
9.
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Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu, or <N> to
go back to the Create Array menu.
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5.3.2
Creating a RAID 1 set (Mirror)
To create a RAID 1 set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press
<Enter>. This screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ICH7R wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE ARRAY MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume1
RAID1(Mirror)
Select Disks
N/A
0.0
GB
Create Volume
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive and
cannot contain special characters.
[↑↓]-Select
[ESC]-Exit [ENTER]-Select Menu
2.
Enter a name for the RAID 1 set, then press <Enter>.
3.
Highlight RAID Level, press the up/down arrow key to select RAID 1 (Mirror),
then press <Enter>.
4.
Follow steps 4 to 5 and 7 to 9 of the previous section to create the RAID 1
set.
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5.3.3
Creating a RAID 10 set (Stripe + Mirror)
To create a RAID 10 set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press
<Enter>. This screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ICH7R wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE ARRAY MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume1
RAID10(RAID0+1)
Select Disks
128KB
0.0
GB
Create Volume
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive and
cannot contain special characters.
[↑↓]-Select
2.
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[ESC]-Exit [ENTER]-Select Menu
Enter a name for the RAID 10 set, then press <Enter>.
3.
Highlight RAID Level, press the up/down arrow key to select |RAID 10
(RAID0+1), then press <Enter>.
4.
Follow steps 4 to 9 of section “5.3.1 Creating a RAID 0 set (striped)” to create
the RAID 10 set.
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5.3.4
Creating a RAID 5 set (Parity)
To create a RAID 5 set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press
<Enter>. This screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ICH7R wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE ARRAY MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume1
RAID5(Parity)
Select Disks
128KB
0.0
GB
Create Volume
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive and
cannot contain special characters.
[↑↓]-Select
2.
[ESC]-Exit [ENTER]-Select Menu
Enter a name for the RAID 10 set, then press <Enter>.
3.
Highlight RAID Level, press the up/down arrow key to select |RAID 10
(RAID0+1), then press <Enter>.
4.
Follow steps 4 to 9 of section “5.3.1 Creating a RAID 0 set (striped)” to create
the RAID 5 set.
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5.3.5
Deleting a RAID set
Take caution when deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk
drives when you delete a RAID set.
To delete a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 2. Delete RAID Volume, then press
<Enter> to display this screen.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ICH7R wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
Name
Volume0
Level
RAIDX(xxxxx)
[ DELETE VOLUME MENU ]
Drives
Capacity
X
XXX.XGB
Status
Normal
Bootable
Yes
[ HELP ]
Deleting a volume will destroy the volume data on the drive(s) and
cause any member disks to become available as non-RAID disks.
WARNING: EXISTING DATA WITHIN THIS VOLUME WILL BE LOST AND
NON-RECOVERABLE.
[↑↓]-Select [<ESC>]-Previous Menu [<Del>]-Delete Volume
2.
Use the up/down arrow key to select the RAID set you want to delete, then
press <Del>. This window appears.
[ DELETE VOLUME VERIFICATION ]
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
Are you sure you want to delete volume “VolumeX”? (Y/N):
3.
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Press <Y> to delete the RAID set and return to the utility main menu;
otherwise, press <N> to return to the Delete Volume menu.
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5.3.6
Resetting disks to Non-RAID
Take caution before you reset a RAID volume hard disk drive to non-RAID.
Resetting a RAID volume hard disk drive deletes all internal RAID structure on
the drive.
To reset a RAID set hard disk drive:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID, then press
<Enter> to display this screen.
[ RESET RAID DATA ]
Resetting RAID data will remove internal RAID structures
from the selected RAID disks. By removing these structures,
the drive will revert back to a non-RAID disk.
WARNING: Resetting a disk causes all data on the disk to be lost.
Port
0
1
Drive Model
Serial #
Size
Status
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XX.XGB M e m b e r D i s k
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XX.XGB Member Disk
Select the disks that should be reset.
[↑↓]-Previous/Next [SPACE]-Selects [ENTER]-Selection Complete
2.
Use the up/down arrow key to highlight the RAID set drive you want to reset,
then press <Space> to select.
3.
Press <Enter> to reset the RAID set drive. A confirmation message appears.
4.
Press <Y> to reset the drive or press <N> to return to the utility main menu.
5.
Follow steps 2 to 4 to select and reset other RAID set drives.
5.3.7
Exiting the Intel ® Matrix Storage Manager
To exit the utility:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 4. Exit, then press <Enter>.
This window appears.
[ CONFIRM EXIT ]
Are you sure you want to exit? (Y/N):
2.
Press <Y> to exit or press <N> to return to the utility main menu.
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5.4
Global Array Manager
You may also create a RAID set(s) in Windows® operating environment using the
Global Array Manager (GAM) application. The GAM application is available from
the motherboard support CD.
Refer to the GAM user guide in the motherboard support CD for details.
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5.5
LSI Logic MPT Setup Utility
(For P5M2/SAS only)
The LSI Logic MPT Setup Utility is an integrated RAID solution that allows you
to create the following RAID set(s) from SAS hard disk drives supported by the
LSI1068 PCI-X SAS controller:
• RAID 1 (Integrated Mirroring)
• RAID 1E (Integrated Mirroring Enhanced)
• RAID 0 (Integrated Stripping)
5.5.1
Integrated Mirroring
Overview
The Integrated Mirroring (IM) feature supports simultaneous mirrored volumes with
two disks (IM). Integrated Mirroring Enhanced (IME) supports three to eight disks,
or seven mirrored disks plus a hot spare disk.
The IM feature supports hot swap capability. When a disk in an IM volume fails,
you can easily restore the volume, and the swapped disk is automatically remirrored.
Creating Integrated Mirroring Volumes
• You may use disks of different sizes in IM and IME volumes; however,
the size of the smallest disk determines the “logical” size of each
member disk.
• Do not combine Serial ATA and SAS disks in one volume.
• The RAID and BIOS setup screens shown in these sections are for
reference only and may not exactly match the items on your screen.
1.
2.
To create an IM volume
Turn on the system after installing all SAS hard disk drives.
During POST, press <Ctrl+C> to enter the SAS configuration utility.
LSI Logic Corp MPT SAS BIOS
MPTBIOS-6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Copyright 2000-2006 LSI Logic Corp
Adapter(s) disabled by user
Press Ctrl+C to start LSI Logic Configuration Utility...
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3.
The following screen appears. Select a channel and press <Enter> to enter
the setup.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Adapter List Global Properties
Adapter
PCI
SAS1068
BUS
Dev
Fnc
Slot
05 03 00 00 1.15.00.00-IR Disabled 0
PCI
PCI
PCI
FW Revision
Status
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Allt+N = Global Properties -/+ = Alter Boot Order
Boot
Ins/Del = Alter Boot List
The numbers of the channel depend on the controller.
4.
The Adapter Properties screen appears.
Use the arrow keys to select RAID Properties, then press <Enter>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Adapter Properties -- SAS1068
Adapter SAS1068
PCI Slot 00
PCI Address(Bus/Dev/Func) 05.03.00
MPT Firmware Revision 1.15.00.00.IR
SAS Address 500E0180:60831008
NVIDIA Version 25.02
Status Disabled
Boot Order 0
Enabled OS only
Boot Support RAID Properties
SAS Topology
Advanced Adapter Properties
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Select Item
-/+ = Change Item
5. The Select New Array Type screen apprears.
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Use the arrow keys to select Create IM Volume, then press <Enter>.
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LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Select New Array Type -- SAS1068
Create IM Volume
Create Integrated Mirror Array of 2 disks
plus an optional hot spare. Data on the
primary disk may be migrated.
Create IME Volume
Create Integrated Mirrored Enhanced Array
of 3 to 8 disks including an optional hot
spare. ALL DATA on array disks will be
DELETED!
Create IS Volume
Create Integrated Stripping
array of 2
to 8 disks.
ALL DATA on array disks will be DELETED!
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Choose array type to create
6. The Create New Array screen shows the disks you can add to make up
the IM volume. Use the arrow key to select a disk, then move the cursor to
the RAID Disk column. To include this disk in the array, press <+>, <->, or
<Space>.
You may also specify the Hot Spare disk here. Select the disk, then move the
cursor to the Hot Spr column, then press <+>, <->, or <Space>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Create New Array -- SAS1068
Array Type:
Array Size(MB):
IM
------
Slot Device Identifier RAID Hot Drive Pred Size
Num Disk Spr Status Fail (MB)
0 SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 [NO] [NO] ------ ---- 70007
1 SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 [NO] [NO] ------ ---- 70007
2 SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 [NO] [NO] ------ ---- 35003
3 SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 [NO] [NO] ------ ---- 35003
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Select disk for array or hot spare C = Create array
By default, the RAID Disk field shows No before array creation. This field is
grayed out under the following conditions:
• The disk does not meet the minimum requirements for use in a RAID array.
• The disk is not large enough to mirror existing data on the primary drive.
• The disk has been selected as the Hot Spare for the RAID array.
• The disk is already part of another array.
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7. A confirmation screen appears.
Press <M> to keep existing data on the first disk. If you choose this option,
data on the first disk will be mirrored on the second disk that you will add to
the volume later. Make sure the data you want to mirror is on the first disk.
Press <D> to overwrite any data and create the new IM array.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Create New Array Type -- SAS1068
M - Keep existing data, migrate to an IM array.
Synchronization of disk will occur.
D - Overwrite existing data, create a new IM array.
ALL DATA on ALL disk in the array will be DELETED!!
No Synchronization performed.
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Select disk for array or hot spare C = Create array
8.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 to add the second disk to the volume.
9.
When done, press <C> to create the array, then select Save changes then
exit this menu.
Create and save new array?
Cancel Exit
Save changes then exit this menu
Discard changes then exit this menu
Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot
10. The utility creates the array.
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Processing...may take up 1 minute
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5.5.2
Integrated Mirroring Enhanced
To create an IME volume:
1.
The Adapter Properties screen appears.
Use the arrow keys to select RAID Properties, then press <Enter>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Adapter Properties -- SAS1068
Adapter
SAS1068
PCI Slot
00
PCI Address(Bus/Dev/Func) 05.03.00
MPT Firmware Revision 1.15.00.00-IR
SAS Address 500E0180:60831008
NVIDIA Version 25.02
Status
Disabled
Boot Order
0
Boot Support
(Enabled OS only)
RAID Properties
SAS Topology
Advanced Adapter Properties
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Select Item -/+ = Change Item
2.
The Select New Array Type screen apprears.
Use the arrow keys to select Create New IME Volume, then press <Enter>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Select New Array Type -- SAS1068
Create IM Volume
Create Integrated Mirror Array of 2
disks plus an optional hot spare. Data
on the primary disk may be migrated.
Create IME Volume
Create Integrated Mirrored Enhanced
Array of 3 to 8 disks including an
optional hot spare.
ALL Data on array disks will be deleted!
Create IS Volume
Create Integrated Striping array of
2 to 8 disks.
ALL Data on array disks will be deleted!
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Choose array type to create
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3.
The Create New Array screen shows the disks you can add to make up the
IME volume.
Integrated Mirroring Enhanced (IME) supports three to eight disks, or seven
mirrored disks plus a hot spare disk. Use the arrow key to select a disk, then
move the cursor to the RAID Disk column. To include this disk in the array,
press <+>, <->, or <Space>.
You may also specify the Hot Spare disk here. Select the disk, then move the
cursor to the Hot Spr column, then press <+>, <->, or <Space>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Create New Array -- SAS1068
Array Type:
IME
Array Size(MB): 51498
Slot
Num
0
1
2
3
Device Identifier
RAID
Hot
Drive
Pred Size
D i s k S p r S t a t u s F a i l ( M B )
SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 [Yes] [NO] ------- ---- 70007
[NO]
------- ---70007
SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 [NO]
SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 [Yes] [NO] ------- ---- 35003
SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 [Yes] [NO] ------- ---- 35003
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Select disk for array or hot spare C = Create array
By default, the RAID Disk field shows No before array creation. This field is
grayed out under the following conditions:
• The disk does not meet the minimum requirements for use in a RAID array.
• The disk is not large enough to mirror existing data on the primary drive.
• The disk has been selected as the Hot Spare for the RAID array.
• The disk is already part of another array.
4.
Repeat step 5 to add the other disks to the volume.
5.
When done, press <C> to create the array, then select Save changes then
exit this menu.
Create and save new array?
Cancel Exit
Save changes then exit this menu
Discard changes then exit this menu
Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot
6.
The utility creates the array.
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Processing...may take up 1 minute
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5.5.3
Integrated Striping (IS) Volume
Overview
The Integrated Striping (IS) feature provides RAID 0 functionality, supporting
volumes with two to eight disks. You may combine an IS volume with an IM or IME
volume.
Creating Integrated Striping volumes
Do not combine Serial ATA and SAS disks in one volume.
1.
2.
To create an IS volume
Turn on the system after installing all SAS hard disk drives.
During POST, press <Ctrl+C> to enter the SAS configuration utility.
LSI Logic Corp MPT SAS BIOS
MPTBIOS-6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Copyright 2000-2006 LSI Logic Corp
Adapter(s) disabled by user
Press Ctrl-C to start LSI Logic Configuration Utility...
3.
The Adapter Properties screen appears.
Use the arrow keys to select RAID Properties, then press <Enter>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Adapter Properties -- SAS1068
Adapter
SAS1068
PCI Slot
00
PCI Address(Bus/Dev/Func) 05.03.00
MPT Firmware Revision 1.15.00.00-IR
SAS Address 500E0180:60831008
NVIDIA Version 25.02
Status
Disabled
Boot Order
0
Boot Support
(Enabled OS only)
RAID Properties
SAS Topology
Advanced Adapter Properties
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Select Item -/+ = Change Item
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4.
The Select New Array screen appears.
Use the arrow keys to select Create IS Volume, then press <Enter>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Select New Array Type -- SAS1068
Create IM Volume
Create Integrated Mirror Array of 2
disks plus an optional hot spare. Data
on the primary disk may be migrated.
Create IME Volume
Create Integrated Mirrored Enhanced
Array of 3 to 8 disks including an
optional hot spare.
ALL Data on array disks will be deleted!
Create IS Volume
Create Integrated Striping array of
2 to 8 disks.
ALL Data on array disks will be deleted!
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Choose array type to create
5.
The Create New Array screen shows the disks you can add to make up
the IS volume. Use the arrow key to select a disk, then move the cursor to
the RAID Disk column. To include this disk in the array, press <+>, <->, or
<Space>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Create New Array -- SAS1068
Array Type:
Array Size(MB):
IM
------
Slot Device Identifier RAID Hot Drive Pred Size
Num Disk Spr Status Fail (MB)
0 SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 [Yes] [NO] ------ ---- 70007
1 SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 [NO] [NO] ------ ---- 70007
2 SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 [Yes] [NO] ------ ---- 35003
3 SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 [Yes] [NO] ------ ---- 35003
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
SPACE/+/- = Select disk for array or hot spare C = Create array
By default, the RAID Disk field shows No before array creation. This field is
grayed out under the following conditions:
• The disk does not meet the minimum requirements for use in a RAID
array.
• The disk is not large enough to mirror existing data on the primary
drive.
• The disk has been selected as the Hot Spare for the RAID array.
• The disk is already part of another array.
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6.
Repeat step 5 to add the other disks to the volume.
7.
When done, press <C> to create the array, then select Save changes then
exit this menu.
Create and save new array?
Cancel Exit
Save changes then exit this menu
Discard changes then exit this menu
Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot
8.
The utility creates the array.
LSI Logic MPT Setup Utility
v6.05.06.00 (2006.01.16)
Processing... may take up to 1 minute
Creating RAID Arrow ...
5.5.4
Managing Arrays
The LSI Logic MPT Setup Utility allows you to perform other tasks related to
configuring and maintaining IM and IME volumes.
Refer to this section to view volume properties, manage the hot spare disk,
synchronize the array, activate the array, and delete the array.
Viewing volume properties
1.
To view volume properties
On the main menu, select RAID Properties.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Adapter Properties -- SAS1068
Adapter
SAS1068
PCI Slot
00
PCI Address(Bus/Dev/Func) 05.03.00
MPT Firmware Revision 1.15.00.00-IR
SAS Address 500E0180:60831008
NVIDIA Version 25.02
Status
Disabled
Boot Order
0
Boot Support
(Enabled OS only)
RAID Properties
SAS Topology
Advanced Adapter Properties
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Select Item -/+ = Change Item
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2.
On the next screen that appears, select View Existing Array.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Select New Array Type -- SAS1068
View Existing Array View the existing configuration.
Create IM Volume
Create Integrated Mirror Array of 2
disks plus an optional hot spare. Data
on the primary disk may be migrated.
Create IME Volume
Create Integrated Mirrored Enhanced
Array of 3 to 8 disks including an
optional hot spare.
ALL Data on array disks will be deleted!
Create IS Volume
Create Integrated Striping array of
2 to 8 disks.
ALL Data on array disks will be deleted!
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Choose array type to create
3.
The View Array screen appears. Here you can view properties of the RAID
array(s) created. If you have configured a hot spare, it will also be listed. If
you created more than one array, you may view the next array by pressing
<Alt+N>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
View Array -- SAS1068
Array Type Identifier
Type
Scan Order
Size(MB)
Status
1 of 1
LSILOGIC Logical Volume 3000
IME
0
51498
Optimal
Manage Array
Slot Device Identifier RAID Hot Drive Pred Size
Num
Disk Spr Status Fail (MB)
0 SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 Yes NO Ok No 34331
2 SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 Yes NO Ok No 34331
3 SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 Yes NO Ok No 34331
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Select Item Alt+N = Next Array C= Create an array
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Managing hot spares
You may configure one disk as a global hot spare to protect critical data on the
IM/IME volume(s). You may create the hot spare disk at the same time you create
the IM/IME volume. Refer to this section when adding a hot spare on an existing
volume.
If a disk on IM/IME volume fails, the utility automatically rebuilds the failed disk
data on the hot spare. When the failed disk is replaced, the utility assigns the
replacement as the new hot spare.
1.
2.
To create a hot spare
Follow steps 1 ~ 3 of section “Viewing Volume Properties”.
From the View Array screen, select Manage Array, then press <Enter>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
View Array -- SAS1068
Array Type Identifier
Type
Scan Order
Size(MB)
Status
1 of 1
LSILOGIC Logical Volume 3000
IME
0
51498
Optimal
Manage Array
Slot Device Identifier RAID Hot Drive Pred Size
Num
Disk Spr Status Fail (MB)
0 SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 Yes NO Ok No 34331
2 SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 Yes NO Ok No 34331
3 SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 Yes NO Ok No 34331
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Select Item Alt+N = Next Array C= Create an array
3.
From the Manage Array screen, select Manage Hot Spare, then press
<Enter>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Manage Array -- SAS1068
Identifier
Type
Scan Order
Size(MB)
Status
LSILOGIC Logical Volume 3000
IME
0
51498
Optimal
Manage Hot Spare
Synchronize Array
Activate Array
Delete Array
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Select Item
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3.
Use the arrow key to select the disk you would want to configure as hot
spare, then move the cursor to the Hot Spr column. Press <+>, <->, or
<Space>. The Drive Status column field now shows Hot Spare. Press <C> to
commit the changes.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Manage Hot Spare -- SAS1068
Identifier
Type
Scan Order
Size(MB)
Status
LSILOGIC Logical Volume 3000
IME
0
51498
Optimal
Slot Device Identifier Hot Drive Pred Size
Num
Spr
Status
Fail
(MB)
0
SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 [NO] Ok No 34331
1 SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 [NO] Ok No 34331
2 SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 [NO] Ok No 34331
3 SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003 [Yes] Hot Spare No 35003
[----] --------- -- ----Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Space/+/- = Change Item
C = Commit Changes
Synchronizing the array
Synchronizing the array allows the utility to resynchronize data on the mirrored disk
in the array. This procedure is seldom required because data synchronization is
automatically done during manual operation.
To synchronize the array
1. Follow steps 1 ~ 3 of the section “Viewing Volume Properties” and step 2 of
the section “Managing hot spares”.
2. From the Manage Array screen, select Synchronize Spare, then press
<Enter>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Manage Array -- SAS1068
Identifier
Type
Scan Order
Size(MB)
Status
LSILOGIC Logical Volume 3000
IME
0
51498
Optimal
Manage Hot Spare
Synchronize Array
Activate Array
Delete Array
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Select Item
3. Press <Y> to begin the synchronization, or <N> to cancel.
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Activating an array
If an array is removed from one controller/computer or moved to another, the
array is ocnsidered inactive. When you add the array back to the system, you may
reactivate the array.
To activate the array
1. From the Manage Array screen, select Activate Array, then press <Enter>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Manage Array -- SAS1068
Identifier
Type
Scan Order
Size(MB)
Status
LSILOGIC Logical Volume 3000
IME
0
51498
Optimal
Manage Hot Spare
Synchronize Array
Activate Array
Delete Array
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Select Item
2.
Press <Y> to activate, or <N> to cancel.
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Deleting an array
• You cannot recover lost data if you delete an array. Make sure you
back up important data before deleting an array.
• If you delete an IM (RAID 1) volume, the data is preserved on the
primary disk.
To delete an array
1. From the Manage Array screen, select Delete Array, then press <Enter>.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Manage Array -- SAS1068
Identifier
Type
Scan Order
Size(MB)
Status
LSILOGIC Logical Volume 3000
IME
0
51498
Optimal
Manage Hot Spare
Synchronize Array
Activate Array
Delete Array
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Select Item
2.
Press <Y> to activate, or <N> to cancel.
Viewing SAS topology
1.
From the Adapter Properties screen, select SAS Topology.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Adapter Properties -- SAS1068
Adapter
SAS1068
PCI Slot
00
PCI Address(Bus/Dev/Func) 05.03.00
MPT Firmware Revision 1.15.00.00-IR
SAS Address 500E0180:60831008
NVIDIA Version 25.02
Status
Disabled
Boot Order
0
Boot Support
(Enabled OS only)
RAID Properties
SAS Topology
Advanced Adapter Properties
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Enter = Select Item -/+ = Change Item
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Press <Alt+D) to display device properties, or <Alt+M) to display more keys.
More keys for the SAS Topology display:
C = Clear Device Mappings for Non-Present Devices
R = Refresh SAS Topology
Enter = On a SAS Enclosure or Expander - Expand or Collapse Item
Enter = On a Disk Drive - Turn on the Locate LED (next key press turns off)
2.
Information about the volume and its member-disks are then displayed.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
SAS Topology -- SAS1068
Device Identifier
SAS1068105:03:001
Direct Attach Drives
Enclosure
RAID Physical Disk
Bay 0
SEAGATE ST373454SS 0003
Bay 1
RAID Physical Disk
Bay 2
RAID Physical Disk
Bay 3
LSILOGICLogical Volume 3000
IS VOL
Device
Info
Controller
SAS
SAS
SAS
SAS
Esc = Exit Menu F1 = Help
Alt+D = Device Properties
Alt+N = More Keys
5.5.5 Selecting a boot disk
You can select a boot disk in the SAS Topology screen. This disk is then moved
to scan ID 0 on the next boot, and remains at this position. This makes it easier to
set BIOS boot device options and to keep the boot device constant during device
additions and removals. There can be only one boot disk.
Follow these steps to select a boot disk:
1.
In the SAS BIOS CU, select an adapter from the Adapter List.
2.
Select the SAS Topology option.
The current topology is displayed. If the selection of a boot device is
supported, the bottom of the screen lists the Alt+B option. This is the key
for toggling the boot device. If a device is currently configured as the boot
service, the Device Info column on the SAS Topology screen will show the
word “Boot”.
3. To select a boot disk, move the cursor to the disk and press Alt+B.
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4.
To remove the boot designator, move the cursor to the disk and press Alt+B.
This controller will no longer have a disk designated as boot.
5.
To change the boot disk, move the cursor to the new boot disk and press
Alt+B. The boot designator will move to this disk.
The firmware must be configured correctly in order for the Alt+B feature to
work.
5.5.6
Global_Properties
From the Setup Utility screen, press <Ctrl+C) to enter the LSI Logic Configuration,
then select Global Properties. The Global Properties menu allows you to change
related settings.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Adapter List Global Properties
Adapter
PCI
SAS1068
BUS
Dev
Fnc
Slot
05 03 00 00 1.15.00.00-IR Disabled 0
PCI
PCI
PCI
FW Revision
Status
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Allt+N = Global Properties -/+ = Alter Boot Order
Boot
Ins/Del = Alter Boot List
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Sets whether to pause when the boot alert displays. Configuration options: [Yes]
[No]
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Adapter List Global Properties
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Boot Information Display Mode
Support Interrupt
[No]
[Display adapters & installed devices]
[Hook interrupt, the Default]
Restore Defaults
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Allt+N = Adapter List
-/+ = Change Item
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Boot Information Display Mode
Sets the disk information display mode. Configuration options: [Display adapters &
installed devices] [Display adapters only]
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Adapter List Global Properties
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Boot Information Display Mode
Support Interrupt
[No]
[Display adapters & installed devices]
[Hook interrupt, the Default]
Restore Defaults
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Allt+N = Adapter List
-/+ = Change Item
Support Interrupt
Configuration options: [Hook Interrupt, the Default] [Bypass interrupt hook]
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Adapter List Global Properties
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Boot Information Display Mode
Support Interrupt
[No]
[Display adapters & installed devices]
[Hook interrupt, the Default]
Restore Defaults
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Allt+N = Adapter List
-/+ = Change Item
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Restore Defaults
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the system
defaults.
LSI Logic Config Utility v6.08.05.00 (2006.08.02)
Adapter List Global Properties
Pause When Boot Alert Displayed
Boot Information Display Mode
Support Interrupt
[No]
[Display adapters & installed devices]
[Hook interrupt, the Default]
Restore Defaults
Esc = Exit Menu F1/Shift+1 = Help
Allt+N = Adapter List
-/+ = Change Item
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This chapter provides instructions for
installing the necessary drivers for
different system components.
6
Driver
installation
Chapter summary
6.1
6
RAID driver installation.................................................................... 6-1
6.2
LAN driver installation................................................................... 6-14
6.3
VGA driver installation................................................................... 6-16
6.4
Management applications and utilities installation........................ 6-19
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6.1
RAID driver installation
After creating the RAID sets for your server system, you are now ready to install
an operating system to the independent hard disk drive or bootable array. This
part provides instructions on how to install the RAID controller drivers during OS
installation.
6.1.1
Creating a RAID driver disk
You may have to use another system to create the RAID driver disk from the
system/motherboard support CD or from the Internet.
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows® 2000 or
Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0/SuSE operating system on a hard disk drive that
is included in a RAID set. You can create a RAID driver disk in DOS (using the
Makedisk application in the support CD).
Boot from CD-ROM (DOS)
To create a RAID driver disk in DOS environment:
1.
Place the motherboard support CD in the optical drive.
2.
Restart the computer, then enter the BIOS Setup.
3.
Select the optical drive as the first boot priority to boot from the support CD.
Save your changes, then exit the BIOS Setup.
4.
Restart the computer.
5.
Press any key when prompted to boot from CD.
Loading FreeDOS FAT KERNEL GO!
Press any key to boot from CDROM...
The Makedisk menu appears.
A)
FreeDOS command prompt
B) Create LSI 1068 SAS for Windows 2000/2003 32 bit Driver Disk C) Create LSI 1068 SAS for RHEL4 UP2 64 bit Driver Disk D) Create LSI 1068 SAS for RHEL4 UP2 32 bit Driver Disk E) Create LSI 1068 SAS for RHEL3 UP6 64 bit Driver Disk F) Create LSI 1068 SAS for RHEL3 UP6 32 bit Driver Disk G) Create Intel Matrix Storage Manager for Windows 32 bit Driver Disk H) Create Intel Matrix Storage Manager for Windows 64 bit Driver Disk I) Create LSI MegaRAID for Windows 32/64 bit Driver Disk J) Create LSI MegaRAID for RHEL4 UP2 32/64 bit Driver Disk K) Create LSI MegaRAID for RHEL3 UP6 32/64 bit Driver Disk L)
Broadcom ASF Firmware Update
M) Flash AMI BIOS for P5M2/SAS N) Flash AMI BIOS for P5M2 Please choose A To N:
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Place a blank, high-density floppy disk to the floppy disk drive, then select the
type of RAID driver disk you want to create by typing the number before the
option
7.
Press <Enter>.
8.
Follow screen instructions to create the driver disk.
Windows ® 2000/2003 Server
To create a RAID driver disk in Windows® 2000/2003 Server environment:
1.
Restart the system from the hard disk drive, then place the system/
motherboard support CD in the optical drive.
2.
Browse the contents of the support CD to locate the driver disk utility. The
Windows 32-bit OS RAID driver disk for the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager is
located in:
The Windows 2003 64-bit OS RAID driver disk for the Intel® Matrix Storage
Manager is located in:
\Drivers\ICH7R Intel RAID\Driver\win32\F6flpy32.exe
\Drivers\ICH7R Intel RAID\Driver\win64\F6flpy64.exe
The Windows 32-bit and 64-bit OS RAID driver disk for the LSI Logic
Embedded SATA RAID is located in:
\Drivers\ICH7R LSI RAID\Driver\makedisk\win32_64.exe
The Windows 32-bit OS RAID driver disk for the LSI1068 SAS is located in:
\Drivers\LSI 1068\Driver\makedisk\2k_2k3.exe
The Windows 2003 64-bit OS RAID driver disk for the LSI1068 SAS controller is
located in:
\Drivers\LSI 1068\Driver\makedisk\2k364.exe
3. Insert a formatted high-density floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
4. Follow screen instructions to complete the process.
5.
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After creating a RAID driver disk, eject the floppy disk, then write‑protect it to
prevent computer virus infection.
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Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux/SUSE Linux Enterprise Server:
To create a RAID driver disk in Red Hat® Enterprise Linux / SUSE Linux Enterprise
server environment:
1.
Insert a blank formatted high-density floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
2.
Decompress the file into the floppy disk from the following path in the support
CD:
For LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID Driver:
\Drivers\ICH7R LSI RAID\Driver\Makedisk
For LSI1068 SAS RAID RAID Driver:
\Drivers\ICH7R LSI 1068\Driver\Makedisk
3. Eject the floppy disk.
For systems with other Lunix versions that are not listed in the Makedisk menu,
explore the support CD and copy the driver file from the following path: For LSI
Logic Embedded SATA RAID Driver:\Drivers\ICH7R LSI RAID\ Driver\Linux\; For
LSI1068 SAS RAID Driver:\Drivers\LSI 1068\Drivers\Linux\
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Installing the RAID controller driver
Windows ® 2000/2003 Server OS
During Windows® 2000/2003 Server OS installation
To install the RAID controller driver when installing Windows® 2000/2003
Server OS:
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Boot the computer using the Windows® 2000/2003 Server installation CD.
The Windows® 2000/2003 Setup starts.
2.
Press <F6> when the message “Press F6 if you need to install a third
party SAS or RAID driver...” appears at the bottom of the screen.
3.
When prompted, press <S> to specify an additional device.
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4.
Insert the RAID driver disk you created earlier to the floppy disk drive, then
press <Enter>.
5.
Select the RAID controller driver from the list, then press <Enter>.
•
Select “LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID” for Windows 2000 or 32bit
Windows 2003 Server OS from the list, then press <Enter>.
For 64bit Windows 2003 Server OS, select “LSI Logic
Embedded SATA RAID ( Intel IA32E )” item and then press <Enter>.
LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID:
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Intel Matrix Storage Manager:
Select “Intel(R) 82801GR/GH SATA RAID Controller (Desktop
ICH7RDH)”
for Intel Matrix Storage RAID mode from the list, then press <Enter>.
•
Intel ICH7R ACHI Mode:
If you select SATA as AHCI in the BIOS setup utility of IDE
Configuration, install the Intel SATA AHCI Driver during windows
setup. Then, select the “Intel(R) 82801GR/GH SATA AHCI Controller
(Desktop ICH7RDH)” from the list. Refer to section “6.1.1 Creating a
RAID driver disk” to create the Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver disk
for Intel ICH7R ACHI Driver.
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•
LSI1068 PCI-X SAS controller Driver (for P5M2/SAS Only):
For Windows 2000, select “LSI Logic Fusion-MPT Drivers for SAS 1068
(Windows 2000)”.
For 32bit Windows 2003 , select “LSI Logic Fusion-MPT Drivers for
SAS 1068 (Windows 2003 32-bit)”.
For 64bit Windows 2003 , select “LSI Logic Fusion-MPT Drivers for
SAS 1068 (Windows 2003 x64)”
6.
The Windows® 2000/2003 Setup loads the RAID controller drivers from the
RAID driver disk. When prompted, press <Enter> to continue installation.
7.
Setup then proceeds with the OS installation. Follow screen instructions to
continue.
To an existing Windows® 2000/2003 Server OS
To install the RAID controller driver on an existing Windows® 2000/2003
Server OS:
1.
Restart the computer, then log in with Administrator privileges.
2.
Windows® automatically detects the RAID controller and displays a New
Hardware Found window. Click Cancel.
3.
Right-click the My Computer icon on the Windows® desktop , then select
Properties from the menu.
4.
Click the Hardware tab then click the Device Manager button to display the
list of devices installed in the system.
5.
Right-click the RAID controller item, then select Properties.
6.
Click the Driver tab, then click the Update Driver button.
7.
The Upgrade Device Driver Wizard window appears. Click Next.
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8.
Insert the RAID driver disk you created earlier to the floppy disk drive.
9.
Select the option “Search for a suitable driver for my device
(recommended)”, then click Next.
10. The wizard searches the RAID controller drivers. When found, click Next to
install the drivers.
11. Click Finish after the driver
installation is done.
To verify the RAID controller driver installation:
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1.
Right-click the My Computer icon on the Windows® desktop , then select
Properties from the menu.
2.
Click the Hardware tab, then click the Device Manager button.
3.
Click the “+” sign before the item SAS and RAID controllers. For example
the LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID or LSI SAS1068 SAS Driver items
should appear.
4.
Right-click the RAID controller driver item, then select Properties from the
menu.
5.
Click the Driver tab, then click the Driver Details button to display the RAID
controller drivers.
6.
Click OK when finished.
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Red Hat ® Enterprise ver. 3.0
To install the Intel® LSI Logic Embedded SATA RAID controller driver or LSI1068
SAS controller driver when installing Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0 operating
system:
1.
Boot the system from the Red Hat® Installation CD.
2.
At the boot:, type linux dd , then press <Enter>.
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3.
Select Yes using the <Tab> key when asked if you have the driver disk.
Press <Enter>
4.
Select fd0 using the <Tab> key when asked to select the driver disk source.
Press <Tab> to move the cursor to OK, then press <Enter>.
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5.
When prompted, insert the Red Hat® Enterprise ver. 3.0 RAID driver disk to
the floppy disk drive, select OK, then press <Enter>.
The drivers for the RAID controller are installed to the system.
6.
When asked if you will load additional RAID controller drivers, select Yes,
then install the additional RAID controller drivers.
7.
Follow screen instructions to continue the OS installation.
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SuSE Linux
To install the RAID controller driver when installing SuSE Linux OS:
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1.
Boot the system from the SuSE Installation CD.
2.
Select Installation from the Boot Options menu, then press <Enter>.
3.
A message instructs you to prepare the RAID driver disk. Press <F6>.
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4.
When prompted, insert the RAID driver disk to the floppy disk drive, then
press <Enter>.
5.
When prompted, select the floppy disk drive (fd0) as the driver update
medium, select OK, then press <Enter>.
The drivers for the RAID controller are installed to the system.
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6.2
LAN driver installation
This section provides instructions on how to install the Broadcom® Gigabit LAN
controller drivers.
6.2.1
Windows ® 2000/2003 Server
To install the Broadcom® Gigabit LAN controller driver on a
Windows® 2000/2003 Server OS:
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1.
Restart the computer, then log on with Administrator privileges.
2.
Insert the motherboard/system support CD to the optical drive. The CD
automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
•
Windows® automatically detects the LAN controllers and displays a New
Hardware Found window. Click Cancel to close this window.
•
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. Doubleclick the ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
3.
Click the Broadcom 5721 Driver option to begin installation.
4.
Click Next when the InstallShield Wizard window appears. Follow screen
instructions to continue installation.
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6.2.2
Red Hat ® Enterprise Linux
Follow these instructions when installing the Broadcom® Gigabit LAN controller
base driver for the Red Hat® Enterprise Linux operating system.
Building the driver from the TAR file
Install first the Kernel Development tools before building the driver from the TAR
file:
To install the kernel development application:
1.
Insert the Linux OS installation CD disk1 to the optical drive.
2.
Double click Application > System setting > Add/Remove application.
3.
Select Kernel Development from the development tools.
4.
Follow the instructions on the screen to finish installation.
To build the driver from the TAR file:
1.
Create a directory and extract the TAR files:
tar xvzf tq3-<version>.tar.gz
2.
Build the driver bcm5700.o as a loadable module for the running kernel:
cd tg3-<version>/src
make
3.
Test the driver by loading it:
insmod tg3.o or (on 2.6 x Kernels)insmod tg3.ko
4.
Install the driver and man page:
make install
5.
Refer to Red Hat distribution documentation to configure the network protocol
and address.
The Broadcom LAN driver for Linux OS is located in: \Drivers\BCM5721 LAN\
B57BCMCD_SV_943\Linux\Driver.
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6.3
VGA driver installation
This section provides instructions on how to install the ATI® ES1000 Video
Graphics Adapter (VGA) driver.
6.3.1 Windows 2000/Server 2003
You need to manually install the ATI® ES1000 VGA driver on a Windows 2000 /
Server 2003 operating system. To install the ATI® ES1000 VGA driver:
1.
Restart the computer, then log on with Administrator privileges.
2.
Insert the motherboard/system support CD to the optical drive. The support
CD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
The Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
3.
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Click the item ATI ES1000 from the menu.
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4.
The ATI Software window appears. Follow the screen instructions to complete
installation.
5.
Select Yes to accept the terms of the License Agreement and continue the
process.
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6.
Press the
button to activate quick installation.
7.
After completing the installation, restart the computer.
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6.4
Management applications and
utilities installation
The support CD that came with the motherboard package contains the drivers,
management 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.
6.4.1
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.
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.
6.4.2
Drivers menu
The Drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed
devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
The screen display and driver options vary under different operating system
versions.
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6.4.3
Management Software menu
The Management Software menu displays the available network and server
monitoring applications. Click on an item to install.
6.4.4
Utilities menu
The Utilities menu displays the software applications and utilities that the
motherboard supports. Click on an item to install.
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6.4.5
Contact information
Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can also find
this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
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Chapter 6: Driver installation
This appendix includes additional
information that you may refer to
when configuring the motherboard.
A
Reference information
Chapter summary
A.1
A
P5M2 series block diagram.................................................... A-1
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A.1
P5M2 series block diagram
Intel LGA775 Processor
1066 FSB
x8
PCIE1
DDR2-667x2
Intel 3000S MCH
(Mukilteo 2)
Intel
6702
PXH
PCIX2
PCIX3
DDR2-667x2
DMI
Interface
x4
LSl1068
(P5M2/SAS)
PCI4
4xSATA2
PCI 33
Intel 82801GR
x1
x1
BCM
5721
BCM
5721
ATI ES1000
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