Asus P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT Specification

Asus P8Z77-V PRO/THUNDERBOLT Specification
Motherboard
P8Z77-V
PREMIUM
E7356
First Edition
April 2012
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Contents
Safety information...................................................................................................... vii
About this guide........................................................................................................ viii
P8Z77-V PREMIUM Windows® OS restrictions.......................................................... x
P8Z77-V PREMIUM specifications summary............................................................ xi
Package contents...................................................................................................... xvi
Installation tools and components......................................................................... xvii
Chapter 1:
1.1
1.1.1
1.1.2
Product highlights........................................................................ 1-1
Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with SMART DIGI+
Power Control............................................................................. 1-2
ASUS Exclusive Features............................................................ 1-3
1.1.5
ASUS EZ DIY............................................................................... 1-4
1.1.6
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution...................................................... 1-4
Other special features.................................................................. 1-5
Motherboard overview................................................................................ 1-6
1.2.1
Before you proceed...................................................................... 1-6
1.2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 1-9
1.2.2
1.2.4
1.2.5
1.2.6
1.2.7
1.2.8
1.2.9
Chapter 2:
2.1
1-1
1.1.3
1.1.4
1.2
Product introduction
Special features.......................................................................................... 1-1
Motherboard layout...................................................................... 1-7
System memory......................................................................... 1-10
Expansion slots.......................................................................... 1-24
Onboard buttons and switches.................................................. 1-26
Jumpers..................................................................................... 1-31
Onboard LEDs........................................................................... 1-32
Internal connectors.................................................................... 1-39
Basic Installation
2-1
Building your PC system........................................................................... 2-1
2.1.1
Motherboard installation............................................................... 2-1
2.1.3
CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation................................ 2-5
2.1.2
2.1.4
2.1.5
2.1.6
2.1.7
2.1.8
2.1.9
CPU installation........................................................................... 2-4
DIMM installation......................................................................... 2-7
ATX Power connection................................................................. 2-8
SATA device connection............................................................... 2-9
Front I/O Connector................................................................... 2-10
Expansion Card installation....................................................... 2-11
Wi-Fi GO! card installation......................................................... 2-12
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2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5 BIOS update utility.................................................................................... 2-14
2.2.1
USB BIOS Flashback................................................................. 2-14
2.3.1
Rear I/O connection................................................................... 2-15
Motherboard rear and audio connections.............................................. 2-15
2.3.2
Turning off the computer.......................................................................... 2-20
Chapter 3:
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
3.2.2
Advanced menu........................................................................................ 3-20
3.5.1
CPU Configuration..................................................................... 3-21
3.5.3
SATA Configuration.................................................................... 3-24
3.5.7
3.5.8
3.5.9
System Agent Configuration...................................................... 3-25
Intel® Thunderbolt....................................................................... 3-27
USB Configuration..................................................................... 3-28
Onboard Devices Configuration................................................. 3-29
APM........................................................................................... 3-31
Network Stack............................................................................ 3-32
Boot menu................................................................................................. 3-36
Tools menu................................................................................................ 3-38
3.8.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility............................................................. 3-38
3.8.3
ASUS SPD Information.............................................................. 3-39
ASUS O.C. Profile...................................................................... 3-38
Exit menu................................................................................................... 3-40
Updating BIOS........................................................................................... 3-41
3.10.1
ASUS Update............................................................................. 3-41
3.10.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3........................................................... 3-45
3.10.2
3.10.4
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PCH Configuration..................................................................... 3-23
Monitor menu............................................................................................ 3-33
3.8.2
3.10
Advanced Mode........................................................................... 3-4
Ai Tweaker menu......................................................................................... 3-8
3.5.6
3.9
EZ Mode...................................................................................... 3-3
Main menu................................................................................................... 3-6
3.5.5
3.8
3-1
BIOS setup program................................................................................... 3-2
3.2.1
3.5.4
3.7
BIOS setup
Knowing BIOS............................................................................................. 3-1
3.5.2
3.6
Audio I/O connections................................................................ 2-17
Starting up for the first time..................................................................... 2-19
ASUS EZ Flash 2....................................................................... 3-44
ASUS BIOS Updater.................................................................. 3-46
Chapter 4:
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.2.2
Obtaining the software manuals.................................................. 4-2
4.3.1
AI Suite II..................................................................................... 4-3
4.3.3
DIGI+ Power Control.................................................................... 4-9
4.3.5
4.3.6
4.3.7
4.3.8
4.3.9
4.3.10
4.3.11
4.3.12
4.3.13
Chapter 5:
TurboV EVO................................................................................. 4-4
EPU............................................................................................ 4-13
USB 3.0 Boost........................................................................... 4-14
USB BIOS Flashback Wizard.................................................... 4-15
ASUS SSD Caching II................................................................ 4-17
Ai Charger+................................................................................ 4-19
Probe II...................................................................................... 4-20
Sensor Recorder........................................................................ 4-21
ASUS Update............................................................................. 4-23
MyLogo2.................................................................................... 4-24
Audio configurations.................................................................. 4-25
RAID support
5-1
RAID configurations................................................................................... 5-1
5.1.1
RAID definitions........................................................................... 5-1
5.1.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS..................................................... 5-2
5.1.2
5.1.4
5.1.5
Installing Serial ATA hard disks.................................................... 5-2
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility................... 5-3
Marvell RAID utility....................................................................... 5-7
Creating a RAID driver disk..................................................................... 5-11
5.2.1
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS................. 5-11
5.2.3
Installing the RAID driver during Windows® OS installation....... 5-12
5.2.2
5.2.4
Chapter 6:
6.1
Running the support DVD............................................................ 4-1
Software information.................................................................................. 4-3
4.3.4
5.2
4-1
Support DVD information........................................................................... 4-1
4.2.1
4.3.2
5.1
Software support
Installing an operating system.................................................................. 4-1
Creating a RAID driver disk in Windows®.................................. 5-11
Using a USB floppy disk drive.................................................... 5-13
Multiple GPU support
6-1
AMD® CrossFireX™ technology................................................................ 6-1
6.1.1
Requirements............................................................................... 6-1
6.1.3
Installing two CrossFireX™ graphics cards................................. 6-2
6.1.2
Before you begin.......................................................................... 6-1
6.1.4
Installing three CrossFireX™ graphics cards............................... 6-3
6.1.5
Installing four CrossFireX™ graphics cards................................. 6-4
6.1.6
6.2
NVIDIA SLI™ technology.......................................................................... 6-7
6.2.1
Requirements............................................................................... 6-7
6.2.3
Installing three SLI-ready graphics cards..................................... 6-8
6.2.4
6.2.5
6.2.6
Installing two SLI-ready graphics cards....................................... 6-7
Installing four SLI-ready graphics cards....................................... 6-9
Installing the device drivers.......................................................... 6-9
Enabling the NVIDIA® SLI™ technology.................................... 6-10
LucidLogix Virtu MVP............................................................................... 6-12
6.3.1
Installing LucidLogix Virtu MVP.................................................. 6-12
6.3.3
Configuring LucidLogix Virtu MVP............................................. 6-14
6.3.2
Chapter 7:
7.1
Enabling the AMD® CrossFireX™ technology.............................. 6-5
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6.2.2
6.3
Installing the device drivers.......................................................... 6-5
6.1.7
Setting up your display............................................................... 6-13
Intel® technologies
7-1
Intel 2012 Desktop responsiveness technologies.................................. 7-1
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7.1.1
Intel® Smart Response Technology.............................................. 7-3
7.1.3
Intel® Smart Connect Technology............................................... 7-10
7.1.2
Intel® Rapid Start Technology....................................................... 7-4
Appendices
A-1
Notices..................................................................................................................... A-1
ASUS contact information....................................................................................... A-5
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Safety information
Electrical safety
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To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet
before relocating the system.
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables
for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible,
disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.
Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all
power cables are unplugged.
Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices
could interrupt the grounding circuit.
Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not
sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power
company.
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
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Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals
that came with the package.
Before using the product, ensure all cables are correctly connected and the power
cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors,
slots, sockets and circuitry.
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area
where it may become wet.
Place the product on a stable surface.
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the
motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it
supports. It includes description of the switches, jumpers, and connectors on the
motherboard.
Chapter 2: Basic Installation
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when
installing system components.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
Chapter 4: Software support
This chapter describes the contents of the support DVD that comes with the
motherboard package and the software.
Chapter 5: RAID support
This chapter describes the RAID configurations.
Chapter 6: Multiple GPU technology support
This chapter describes how to install and configure multiple ATI® CrossFireX™ and
NVIDIA® SLI™ graphics cards.
Chapter 7: Intel® technologies
This chapter tells how to install the Intel® 2012 desktop responsiveness technologies.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software
updates.
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ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software
products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers,
that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the
standard package.
Conventions used in this guide
To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used
throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to
complete a task
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task..
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key>
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign
means that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or
Return key.
<Key1> + <Key2> + <Key3>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+).
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P8Z77-V PREMIUM Windows® OS restrictions
Type
Feature
Windows® 7
Windows® XP
Intel Turbo Boost 2.0
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Intel Extreme Memory Profile
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Intel® Quick Sync Video 2.0
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Intel InTru 3D
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Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel Insider
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Intel® Smart Response Technology
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Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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Intel® Smart Connect Technology
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Intel® Native USB 3.0 ports
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DIGI+ Power Control (with SMART DIGI+)
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EPU
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TPU (TurboV, Auto Tuning, GPU Boost)
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Fan Xpert2
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USB BIOS Flashback (Wizard)
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USB Charger+
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Ai Charger+
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Disk Unlocker
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ASUS SSD Caching II
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AI Suite II
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MemOK!
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USB 3.0 Boost (for ASUS extra USB 3.0
ports)
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USB 3.0 Boost (for Intel® Native USB 3.0
ports)
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Wi-Fi GO!
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Network iControl
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DTS UltraPC II
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DTS Connect
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LucidLogix Virtu MVP
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Intel
Features
ASUS
Exclusive
Features
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runs at USB
2.0 speed
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Due to Intel® limitations, Intel® USB 3.0 ports only run at USB 3.0 speed under
Windows® 7 or later versions.
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Due to Intel® limitations, P8Z77-V PREMIUM does not support Windows® Vista.
P8Z77-V PREMIUM specifications summary
CPU
LGA1155 socket for Intel® 3rd/2nd Generation Core™ i7 Core™ i5 /
Core™ i3 / Pentium® / Celeron® Processors
Supports 22/32nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU
types.
**Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
Chipset
Intel® Z77 Express Chipset
Memory
4 x DIMM, max. 32GB, DDR3 2800 (O.C.)* / 2600 (O.C.)* /
2400 (O.C.)* / 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333
/ 1066 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of
individual CPUs. Please refer to Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List)
for details.
Expansion slots
4 x PCI Express 3.0*/2.0 x16 slots (support x16, x16/x16, x16/x8/x8,
x8/x8/x8/x8 modes)
2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
* Intel® 3rd generation Core™ processors support PCIe 3.0.
VGA
Integrated Graphics Processor - Intel® HD Graphics support
Multi-VGA output support: Thunderbolt/DisplayPort/HDMI port
Supports Thunderbolt Interface with max. resolution of 2560 x 1600
@60Hz
Supports DisplayPort 1.1a with max. resolution of 2560 x 1600
@60Hz
Supports HDMI with max. resolution of 1920 x 1200 @60Hz
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D/Quick Sync Video/Clear Video HD
Technology/Insider™
Maximum shared memory 1696MB
Multi-GPU support
Supports NVIDIA® 4-WAY SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD® 4-WAY CrossFireX™ Technology
Supports Lucidlogix Virtu MVP Technology*
*LucidLogix Virtu MVP supports Windows® 7 operating system.
LAN
Dual Intel® Gigabit LAN controllers—802.3az Energy Efficient
Ethernet (EEE) appliance and dual interconnect between the
integrated LAN controller and physical layer (PHY)
Intel® 82579V Gigabit LAN controller
Intel® 82583 Gigabit LAN controller
Wireless Data Network
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n supports dual frequency band 2.4/5 GHz
ASUS Wi-Fi GO! Utility
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P8Z77-V PREMIUM specifications summary
Storage
Intel® Z77 Express Chipset with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support
- 2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (gray)
- 3 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports (blue)
- 1 x mSATA 3.0 Gb/s port with onboard 32GB SSD
- Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Start
Technology, Intel® Smart Connect Technology*
Marvell® 9230 PCIe SATA 6Gb/s controller
- 4 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (navy blue) with RAID 0, 1, 10 support
ASMedia® SATA 6Gb/s controller**
- 2 x eSATA 6Gb/s ports with port multiplier support
* Supports Intel® Core™ processors on Windows® 7 operating system.
**These SATA ports are for data hard drives only. ATAPI devices are not
supported.
Bluetooth
Bluetooth v4.0
Audio
Realtek® ALC898 8-channel high definition audio CODEC
- Absolute Pitch 192khz/24bit True BD Lossless Sound
- BD audio layer content protection
- DTS UltraPC II
- DTS Connect
- Supports jack-detection, multi-streaming and front panel jackretasking
- Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
USB
1 x ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller - supports ASUS USB
3.0 Boost UASP Mode
Bluetooth v3.0 + HS
- 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports at back panel (blue)
Intel® Z77 Express Chipset - supports ASUS USB 3.0
Boost Turbo Mode*
- 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports at mid-board for front panel support
- 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports at back panel (blue)
Intel® Z77 Express Chipset
- 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 2 ports at back
panel)
* The USB 3.0 ports run at USB 3.0 speed rate under Windows® 7 or later
versions.
BIOS features
64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, WfM 2.0, SM
BIOS 2.5, ACPI 2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2,
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3, F12 PrintScreen function, F3 Shortcut
function, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory
information
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, PXE
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P8Z77-V PREMIUM specifications summary
ASUS unique features
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 3 - SMART DIGI+
Power Control
SMART DIGI+
- SMART DIGI+ Key quickly delivers a higher VRM frequency,
voltage, and current for superior CPU/iGPU/ DRAM
overclocking performance with one switch.
- Smart CPU Power Level (Intel® VRD 12.5 Future Power
Design) provides the best digital power saving conditions.
CPU Power
- Industry leading digital 20-phase power design (16-phase for
CPU, 4-phase for iGPU)
- ASUS CPU power utility
DRAM Power
- Industry leading digital 2-phase DRAM power design
- ASUS DRAM power utility
ASUS EPU
- EPU, EPU switch
ASUS TPU
- Auto Tuning, TurboV, GPU Boost, TPU switch
ASUS Wi-Fi GO!
- Wi-Fi GO! functions include DLNA Media Hub, Smart Motion
Control, Remote Desktop, Remote Keyboard & Mouse, File
Transfer, Capture & Send (available with V1.01.00 or later)
- Wi-Fi GO! Remote offers remote control functions using your
mobile device running on iOS 4.0 or later, and Android 2.3 or
later.
- Wi-Fi Engine’s Client and AP modes for network sharing and
connection.
ASUS Exclusive Features:
- Network iControl
- ASUS SSD Caching II
- USB 3.0 Boost
- USB Charger+
- AI Charger+
- Disk Unlocker
- AI Suite II
- Anti Surge
- MemOK!
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
- ASUS Fan Xpert 2
- ASUS Fanless Design: Heat-pipe solution
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P8Z77-V PREMIUM specifications summary
ASUS unique features
ASUS EZ DIY
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ASUS USB BIOS Flashback
ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
ASUS O.C. Tuner
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS Q-Design
ASUS exclusive
overclocking features
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ASUS Q-Code
ASUS Q-Shield
ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Q-DIMM
ASUS Q-Connector
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vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.005V increment
vCCIO: Adjustable I/O voltage at 0.00625V increment
vCCSA: 144-step system agent voltage control
vDRAM Bus: 160-step Memory voltage control
vPCH: 90-step Chipset voltage control
iGPU: 255-step iGPU voltage control
vCPU_PLL: 160-step CPU & PCH PLL voltage control
Precision Tweaker 2
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- BCLK/PCIE frequency tuning from 80MHz up to 300MHz at
0.1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection
Back Panel I/O Ports
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
1 x Thunderbolt port
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI port
1 x BT4 connector for ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
and Bluetooth v4.0/3.0+HS)
1 x Optical S/PDIF Out port
2 x eSATA ports
2 x Intel® LAN (RJ-45) ports
4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (blue, 1 supports USB BIOS Flashback)
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x USB BIOS Flashback button
8-channel Audio I/O ports
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P8Z77-V PREMIUM specifications summary
Internal I/O connectors
1 x 19-pin USB 3.0/2.0 connector supports additional 2 USB ports
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connectors support additional 4 USB ports
6 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (2 x gray; 4 x navy blue)
3 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors (blue)
1 x mSATA connector with 32GB SSD onboard
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan connector
1 x 4-pin CPU Optional Fan connector
4 x 4-pin Chassis Fan connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x S/PDIF out header
1 x TPM connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connector
1 x System Panel (Q-Connector)
1 x MemOK! button
1 x Clear CMOS button
1 x EPU switch
1 x TPU switch
1 x Power-on switch
1 x Reset switch
Support DVD contents
Drivers
ASUS Utilities
ASUS Update
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form factor
ATX form factor: 12 in. x 9.6 in. (30.5 cm x 24.4 cm)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
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User Ma
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motherboard
User manual
Support DVD
4 x Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s cables
2 x Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s cables
1 x ASUS SLI™ bridge connector
1 x ASUS Q-Shield
1 x ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card
(Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth
v4.0/3.0+HS)
1 x 2-in-1 ASUS Q-Connector kit
2 x Wi-Fi Ring moving antennas
1 x 4-WAY SLI card
1 x 3-WAY SLI card
USB 3.0 front panel box
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If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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The illustrated items above are for reference only. Actual product specifications may
vary with different models.
Installation tools and components
1 bag of screws
Philips (cross) screwdriver
PC chassis
Power supply unit
Intel LGA 1155 CPU
Intel LGA 1155 compatible CPU Fan
DIMM
SATA hard disk drive
SATA optical disc drive (optional)
Graphics card (optional)
The tools and components in the table above are not included in the motherboard package.
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Product introduction
1.1
Special features
1.1.1
Product highlights
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LGA1155 socket for Intel® 2nd/3rd Generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™
i3, Pentium®, and Celeron® Processors
This motherboard supports Intel 2nd/3rd generation Core™ i7/i5/i3, Pentium, and Celeron
processors in the LGA1155 package. It provides great graphics and system performance with
its GPU, dual-channel DDR3 memory slots, and PCI Express 2.0/3.0 expansion slots.
Intel® Z77 Express Chipset
Intel® Z77 Express Chipset is a single-chipset that supports the 1155 socket Intel® 2nd/3rd
generation Core™ i7/i5/ i3, Pentium®, and Celeron® processors. It utilizes the serial point-topoint links, which increases bandwidth and enhances the system’s performance. It natively
supports four USB 3.0 ports for up to ten times faster transfer rate than USB 2.0, and enables
the iGPU function for Intel® integrated graphics performance.
PCI Express® 3.0
PCI Express® 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) is the PCI Express bus standard that provides twice the
performance and speed of PCIe 2.0. It provides an optimal graphics performance,
unprecedented data speed, and seamless transition with its complete backward compatibility
to PCIe 1.0/2.0 devices.
* Intel® 3rd generation Core™ processors support PCIe 3.0.
Dual-Channel DDR3 2800(O.C.) / 2600(O.C.) / 2400(O.C.) / 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.
C.) / 1866(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 / 1066 MHz Support
The motherboard supports the dual-channel DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates
of DDR3 2800(O.C.) / 2600(O.C.) / 2400(O.C.) / 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) / 1600
/ 1333 / 1066 MHz to boost the system’s performance, and to meet the higher bandwidth
requirements of 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications.
* Due to Intel® 2nd generation processor’s behavior, DDR3 2200 (and higher), and DDR3 2000/1800 MHz memory
modules run at default rates of DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz.
4-WAY SLI and 3-WAY SLI CrossFireX™ Support
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This motherboard features a unique PCIe 3.0 bridge chip to support 4-Way SL/CrossFireX
graphics cards for an unrivaled gaming performance. With the Intel Z77 platform to optimize
the PCIe allocation of multiple GPUs, it supports up to four graphic cards in both SLI or
CrossFireX configuration.
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Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology, an important part of Green ASUS eco-friendly computing,
reduces load and wait time, eliminates unecessary hard drive spin thus lowering power
usage, and uses an installed SSD (requires 18.6 GB available space) as a cache for
frequently accessed data or applications. It combines SSD performance and hard drive
capacity, operating up to six times faster than a hard-drive-only system, to boost the system’s
overall performance.
* Intel® 2nd/3rd generation Core™ processors on Windows® 7™ operating systems support Intel® Smart
Response Technology.
** An operating system must be installed on the HDD to launch Intel® Smart Response Technology.
***The SSD is reserved for caching function.
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
Your computer can receive fresh updates for selected applications, even when the system
is in sleep mode. This means less time waiting for applications to update and sync with the
cloud, leading to a more efficient computing experience.
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology allows your system to receive updates for your web
applications in real-time even when your system is in sleep mode, saving wait time and
power usage.
1.1.2
Dual Intelligent Processors 3 with SMART DIGI+
Power Control
Together with the ASUS pioneered twin onboard chips, TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) and
EPU (Energy Processing Unit), ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors feature SMART DIGI+
Power Control, which includes multiple digital voltage controllers that allow ultra-precise autotuning for the CPU, iGPU and DRAM. It allows you to set the system to auto-tune the settings
for fast/extreme performance or to manually adjust the voltage levels, offering easier power
control and better power-saving solutions via the ASUS AI Suite II utility.
TPU with SMART DIGI+
SMART DIGI+ Technology works with TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) to ramp up the system’s
performance to its maximum. Enable the SMART DIGI+ key with a single click and adjust
CPU ratios manually in the TPU to increase CPU frequency.
TPU (TurboV Processing Unit) offers precise voltage control and advanced monitoring
mechanisms through the Auto Tuning and TurboV functions.
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Auto Tuning provides a user-friendly solution to automatically optimize the system for fast, yet
stable clock speeds, while TurboV enables unlimited freedom to adjust CPU frequencies and
ratios for optimized performance in diverse situations.
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CPU Power Wattage Cut in Half (With next generation Intel® VRD 12.5 future
power technology)
SMART DIGI+ Technology also includes the Smart CPU Power Level profile, which reduces
CPU power usage at the specified power level, thus creating a cooler and quieter system.
EPU
EPU (Energy Processing Unit), the world’s first real-time system power-saving chip,
automatically detects the current system load and intelligently moderates power usage.
It offers a total system-wide energy optimization, reduces fan noise, and extends the
component’s lifespan.
1.1.3
ASUS Exclusive Features
Wi-Fi GO!
ASUS Wi-Fi GO! leads the way to a more enjoyable home entertainment. With ASUS Wi-Fi
GO!, you can wirelessly stream media files to DLNA devices, remotely control and access
your computer using your mobile device, and easily transfer files between your computer and
mobile device.
Conveniently use and enjoy these ASUS Wi-Fi GO! functions:
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•
•
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•
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DLNA Media Hub: Provides support to the latest DLNA standard, and allows you to
stream media files to a DLNA-supported device.
Remote Desktop: Allows you to view your computer’s desktop and remotely operate
your computer in real-time from your mobile device.
Remote Keyboard and Mouse: Allows you to use your mobile device’s touch panel as a
remote keyboard and mouse for your computer.
Smart Motion Control: Allows you to remotely control your computer using your mobile
device’s customized gestures.
File Transfer: Allows you to transfer files between your computer and mobile device.
Capture and Send: Allows you to take screenshots and send them to a mobile device.
GPU Boost
GPU Boost accelerates the integrated GPU for extreme graphics performance, facilitates
flexible frequency adjustments, and easily delivers stable system-level upgrades for every
use.
USB 3.0 Boost
Chapter 1
ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol), the latest
USB 3.0 standard. Witht USB 3.0 Boost technology, a USB device’s transmission speed is
significantly increased up to 170%, adding to an already impressive fast USB 3.0 transfer
speed. ASUS software automatically accelerates data speeds for compatible USB 3.0
peripherals without the need for any user interaction.
USB Charger+
With a dedicated onboard controller, quick-charge all your smart devices such as
smartphones, tablets, and more, all up to three times faster, even when the system is
powered off, in sleep, or hibernation mode.
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ASUS SSD Caching II
ASUS SSD Caching II supports Marvell® HyperDuo Plus technology, allowing you to use
SSDs (Solid State Drive) for multi-caching of frequently accessed programs and data. Install
at least one HDD (Hard Disk Drive) and one or more SSDs to the Marvell SATA ports for an
SSD-like transfer speed.
USB BIOS Flashback
USB BIOS F lashback offers a hassle-free updating solution for your ultimate convenience.
Install a USB storage device containing the BIOS file, press the BIOS Flashback button for
about three seconds, and the UEFI BIOS is automatically updated even without entering
the existing BIOS or operating system. It also allows you to regularly check for UEFI BIOS
updates, and download the latest BIOS automatically.
Network iControl
Network iControl is an intuitive one-step network control center that makes it easier for you to
manage your bandwidth and allows you to set, monitor, and schedule the bandwidth priorities
for your network programs. It allows you to automatically connect to a PPPoE network for a
more convenient online experience.
1.1.4
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
ASUS Fan Xpert 2
ASUS Fan Xpert 2 provides customizable settings for a cooler and quieter computing
environment. With its Fan Auto Tuning feature, ASUS Fan Xpert 2 automatically detects
and tweaks all fan speeds, and provides you with optimized fan settings based on the fans’
specifications and positions.
1.1.5
ASUS EZ DIY
ASUS UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode)
ASUS UEFI BIOS, a UEFI compliant architecture, offers the first mouse-controlled intuitive
graphical BIOS interface that goes beyond the traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls,
providing you with more flexibility, convenience, and easy to navigate EFI BIOS than the
traditional BIOS versions. It offers you with dual selectable modes and native support for hard
drives larger than 2.2 TB.
ASUS UEFI BIOS includes the following new features:
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F12 BIOS snapshot hotkey
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F3 Shortcut for most accessed information
•
ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) information detecting faulty DIMMs, and
helping with difficult POST situations.
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1.1.6
Other special features
LucidLogix® Virtu™ MVP
LucidLogix® Virtu™ MVP, with HyperFormance™ Technology, is designed for Intel® processor
graphics chip on Windows® 7 and perfectly combines the performance of a discrete graphics
card with fast computing iGPU (Integrated Graphics Processing Unit). The newly-designed
Virtual Sync eliminates tearing artifacts allowing you to enjoy a smoother gaming experience.
LucidLogix® Virtu™ MVP can also dynamically assign tasks to the best available graphics
resource based on power, performance, and system load. With Intel® Quick Sync Video 2.0
technology, it provides 3x faster video conversion of NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards while
retaining the graphics cards’ high-end 3D rendering and gaming performance. When the
discrete graphics cards are not in use, it drastically reduces the power usage, making the
system more environmentally friendly.
* LucidLogix Virtu MVP supports Windows® 7 operating system.
** Intel® 2nd/3rd generation Core™ processors support the Intel® Quick Sync Video feature.
ErP Ready
Chapter 1
The motherboard is European Union’s Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP requires
products to meet certain energy efficiency requirement in regards to energy consumptions.
This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energy-efficient products
through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the product and thus
mitigate environmental impacts.
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Motherboard overview
1.2.1
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change
any motherboard settings.
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Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.
•
Before handling components, use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded
object or a metal object, such as the power supply case, to avoid damaging them due
to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the
bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power supply is
switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so
may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, or components.
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1.2.2
Motherboard layout
Marvell
9230
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Refer to 1.2.9 Internal connectors and 2.3.1 Rear I/O connection for more information
about rear panel connectors and internal connectors.
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Layout contents
Connectors/Jumpers/Slots
1. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 8-pin EATX12V)
2. LGA1155 CPU socket
3. CPU, chassis, and power fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN,
4-pin CPU_OPT, 4-pin CHA_FAN1-4 )
4. DDR3 DIMM slots
5. MemOK! button
6. TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
7. Intel® Z77 Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors
(7-pin SATA3G_34/5 [blue])
8.USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_12)
9. Marvell® Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors
(7-pin SATA6G_E12/E34 [navy blue])
10.Intel® Z77 Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors
(7-pin SATA6G_1/2 [gray])
11. MSATA connector with 32GB SSD onboard (56-pin MSATA)
12. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
13. CPU/DRAM overvoltage setting (3-pin OV_CPU/DRAM)
14. USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB910, USB1112)
15. Clear CMOS button
16. Q-Code LEDs (LED1, LED2)
17. TPU switch
18. EPU switch
19. Reset button
20. Power on button
21. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
22. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
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1.2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA1155 socket designed for the Intel®
3rd/2nd Generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3, Pentium™ and Celeron™ processors.
Ensure that all power cables are unplugged before installing the CPU.
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The LGA1156 CPU is incompatible with the LGA1155 socket. DO NOT install a
LGA1156 CPU on the LGA1155 socket.
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, ensure that the PnP cap is on the socket and
the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer immediately if the PnP cap
is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard
components. ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/
transit-related.
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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
LGA1155 socket.
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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.
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1.2.4
System memory
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory Modules
(DIMM) slots.
A DDR3 module is notched differently from a DDR or DDR2 module. DO NOT install a DDR
or DDR2 memory module to the DDR3 slot.
Recommended memory configurations
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Memory configurations
You may install 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB unbuffered and non‑ECC DDR3 DIMMs into the
DIMM sockets.
•
You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A and Channel B. The system maps
the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dual-channel configuration. Any excess
memory from the higher-sized channel is then mapped for single-channel operation.
•
Due to Intel® 2nd generation processors' behavior, DDR3 2200 and above, 2000/1800
MHz memory module will run at DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.
•
According to Intel CPU spec, DIMM voltage below 1.65V is recommended to protect
the CPU.
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Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility, we
recommend that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor.
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Due to the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows OS, when you install 4GB
or more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory for the OS can be
about 3GB or less. For effective use of memory, we recommend that you do any of the
following:
a) Use a maximum of 3GB system memory if you are using a 32-bit Windows OS.
b) Install a 64-bit Windows OS when you want to install 4GB or more on the
motherboard.
For more details, refer to the Microsoft® support site at http://support.microsoft.
com/kb/929605/en-us.
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This motherboard does not support DIMMs made up of 512Mb (64MB) chips or less
(Memory chip capacity counts in Megabit, 8 Megabit/Mb = 1 Megabyte/MB).
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The default memory operation frequency is dependent on its Serial Presence Detect
(SPD), which is the standard way of accessing information from a memory module.
Under the default state, some memory modules for overclocking may operate at a
lower frequency than the vendor-marked value. To operate at the vendor-marked
or at a higher frequency, refer to section 3.4 Ai Tweaker menu for manual memory
frequency adjustment.
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For system stability, use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a full
memory load (4 DIMMs) or overclocking condition.
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Memory modules with memory frequency higher than 2133MHz and their
corresponding timing or the loaded XMP profile is not the JEDEC memory standard.
The stability and compatibility of the memory modules depend on the CPU’s
capabilities and other installed devices.
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Always install the DIMMS with the same CAS Latency. For an optimum compatibility,
we recommend that you install memory modules of the same version or data code (D/
C) from the same vendor. Check with the vendor to get the correct memory modules.
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P8Z77-V PREMIUM Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR3 2800(O.C.) MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
NO.
Timing
Voltage
G.skill
F3-2800CL11Q16GBZHD
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
11-1313-35
1.65
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
1
2
4
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•
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* The 2800MHz memory modules above are supported on Intel® 3rd generation processors by this motherboard;
however, the actual frequency support varied depending on the O.C. margin of the installed CPU.
** Due to Intel 2nd generation processors' behavior, DDR3 2200 and above/2000/1800 MHz memory module runs ay
DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.
DDR3 2666(O.C.) MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
NO.
Timing
Voltage
G.skill
F3-2666CL10Q-16GBZHD
16GB(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
10-1212-31
1.65
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
1
2
4
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•
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* The 2666MHz memory modules above are supported on Intel® 3rd generation processors by this motherboard;
however, the actual frequency support varied depending on the O.C. margin of the installed CPU.
** Due to Intel 2nd generation processors' behavior, DDR3 2200 and above/2000/1800 MHz memory module runs ay
DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.
DDR3 2600(O.C.) MHz capability
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
NO.
Timing
Voltage
1
2
4
G.skill
F3-20800CL10-16GBZMD(XMP)
16GB(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
10-1212-28
1.65
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G.skill
F3-2600CL11Q-32GBZHD
32GB(4x8GB)
DS
11-1313-35
1.65
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* The 2600MHz memory modules above are supported on Intel® 3rd generation processors by this motherboard;
however, the actual frequency support varied depending on the O.C. margin of the installed CPU.
** Due to Intel 2nd generation processors' behavior, DDR3 2200 and above/2000/1800 MHz memory module runs ay
DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.
DDR3 2500(O.C.) MHz capability
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Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
G.Skill
F3-20000CL10Q16GBZHD(XMP)
16GB (4x4GB)
DS
-
-
10-1111-31
1.65
•
1
2
4
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* The 2500MHz memory modules above are supported on Intel® 3rd generation processors by this motherboard;
however, the actual frequency support varied depending on the O.C. margin of the installed CPU.
** Due to Intel 2nd generation processors' behavior, DDR3 2200 and above/2000/1800 MHz memory module runs ay
DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.
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DDR3 2400(O.C.) MHz capability
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
NO.
Timing
Voltage
1
2
CORSAIR
CMGTX3(XMP)
2GB
DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.65
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G.SKILL
F3-19200CL10Q32GBZHD(XMP)
32GB
(4x8GB)
DS
-
-
10-1212-31
1.65
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G.SKILL
F3-19200CL11Q16GBZHD(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
11-1111-31
1.65
•
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G.SKILL
F3-19200CL9D-4GBPIS(XMP)
4G (2x2G)
DS
-
-
9-11-9-28
1.65
•
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G.SKILL
F3-19200CL9Q16GBZMD(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-11-11-31
1.65
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GEIL
GOC316GB2400C10QC(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
10-1111-30
1.65
•
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GEIL
GOC316GB2400C11QC(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
11-1111-30
1.65
•
Kingston
KHX2400C11D3K4/8GX(XMP)
8GB
(4x2GB)
SS
-
-
11-1311-30
1.65
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Patriot
PVV34G2400C9K(XMP)
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.66
•
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Transcend
TX2400KLU-4GK
(381850)(XMP)
2GB
DS
-
-
-
1.65
•
4
•
* The 2400MHz memory modules above are supported on Intel® 3rd generation processors by this motherboard;
however, the actual frequency support varied depending on the O.C. margin of the installed CPU.
** Due to Intel 2nd generation processors' behavior, DDR3 2200 and above/2000/1800 MHz memory module runs ay
DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.
DDR3 2200(O.C.) MHz capability
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
No.
Timing
Voltage
1
2
G.SKILL
F3-17600CL7D4GBFLS(XMP)
4G ( 2x 2G )
DS
-
-
7-1010-28
1.65
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GEIL
GET34GB2200C9DC(XMP)
4GB ( 2x
2GB )
DS
-
-
9-109-28
1.65
•
•
GEIL
GET38GB2200C9ADC(XMP)
8GB ( 2x
4GB )
DS
-
-
9-119-28
1.65
•
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KINGMAX
FLKE85F-B8KJAAFEIS(XMP)
4GB ( 2x
2GB )
DS
Kingmax
N/A
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-
•
•
4
•
* The 2200MHz memory modules above are supported on Intel® 3rd generation processors by this motherboard;
however, the actual frequency support varied depending on the O.C. margin of the installed CPU.
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** Due to Intel 2nd generation processors' behavior, DDR3 2200 and above/2000/1800 MHz memory module runs ay
DDR3 2133/1866/1600 MHz frequency as default.
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DDR3 2133(O.C.) MHz capability
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
NO.
Timing
Voltage
A-DATA
AX3U2133C2G9B(XMP)
2GB
SS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.55~1.75
A-DATA
AX3U2133GC2G9B(XMP)
2GB
SS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.55-1.75
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A-DATA
AX3U2133GC4G9B(XMP)
16GB (4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.65
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Apacer
78.BAGE4.AFD0C(XMP)
8GB (2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
-
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMT4GX3M2A2133C9(XMP)
4GB (2x2GB)
DS
-
-
9-10-9-24
1.65
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMT4GX3M2B2133C9(Ver
7.1)(XMP)
4GB (2x2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMT4GX3M2B2133C9(XMP)
4GB (2x2GB)
DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.5
•
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G.SKILL
F3-17000CL11Q264GBZLD(XMP)
64GB (8x8GB)
DS
-
-
11-1111-30
1.5
•
•
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G.SKILL
F3-17000CL9Q16GBXLD(XMP)
16GB (4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-11-9-28
1.65
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-17000CL9Q16GBZH(XMP)
16GB (4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-1110-28
1.65
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-17066CL9D8GBPID(XMP)
8GB (2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-17066CL9Q16GBTDD(XMP)
16GB (4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65
•
KINGSTON
KHX2133C11D3K4/
16GX(XMP)
16GB (4x4GB)
DS
-
-
11-1211-30
1.65
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3XTEP2133C9LV4GK
2GB
DS
-
-
7-7-7-20
1.65
•
•
Patriot
PVV34G2133C9K(XMP)
4GB (2x2GB)
DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.66
•
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2
4
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DDR3 2000(O.C.) MHz capability
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip No.
Timing
Voltage
A-DATA
AX3U2000GB2G9B
(XMP)
2GB
DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.55~1.75
•
A-DATA
AX3U2000GC4G9B
(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.55~1.75
AEXEA
AXA3ES2G2000LG28V
(XMP)
2GB
DS
-
-
-
AEXEA
AXA3ES4GK2000LG28V
(XMP)
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
Apacer
78.AAGD5.9KD
(XMP)
6GB(3x2GB)
DS
-
Asint
SLA302G08-ML2HB
(XMP)
4GB
DS
CORSAIR
CMT6GX3M3A2000C8
(XMP)
6GB
(3x2GB)
CORSAIR
CMZ4GX3M2A2000C10
(Ver 5.12)(XMP)
G.SKILL
2
4
•
•
•
1.65
•
•
•
-
1.65
•
•
•
-
9-9-9-27
-
•
•
Hynix
H5TQ2G83B
FRH9C
9-9-9-27
-
•
•
DS
-
-
8-9-8-24
1.65
•
•
4GB
(2x2GB)
SS
-
-
10-1010-27
1.5
•
•
F3-16000CL9D-4GBRH
(XMP)
4GB(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-16000CL9D-4GBTD
(XMP)
4GB(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65
•
•
•
GEIL
GUP34GB2000C9DC
(XMP)
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-28
1.65
•
Gingle
FA3URSS673A801A
2GB
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
-
•
•
Patriot
PV736G2000ELK
(XMP)
6GB
(3x2GB)
DS
-
-
7-7-7-20
1.65
•
•
•
Patriot
PX7312G2000ELK
(XMP)
12GB
(3x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.65
•
•
•
Silicon
Power
SP002GBLYU200S02
(XMP)
2GB
DS
-
-
-
-
•
•
•
Team
TXD32048M2000C9
(XMP)
2GB
DS
Team
T3D1288RT20
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
Team
TXD32048M2000C9-L
(XMP)
2GB
DS
Team
T3D1288RT20
9-9-9-24
1.6
•
Transcend
TX2000KLN-8GK
(388375)(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
-
1.6
•
•
•
•
•
Chapter 1
1
ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM
1-15
DDR3 1866(O.C.) MHz capability
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip No.
Timing
Voltage
1
2
A-DATA
AX3U1866GC2G9B(XMP)
2GB
SS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.55~1.75
•
•
A-DATA
AX3U1866GC4G9B(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.55~1.75
•
•
CORSAIR
CMT32GX3M4X1866C9
(Ver3.23)(XMP)
32GB
(4x8GB)
DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ32GX3M4X1866C
10(Ver3.23)(XMP)
32GB
(4x8GB)
DS
-
-
10-1110-27
1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9
(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.5
•
•
•
Crucial
BLE4G3D1869DE1XT0
.16FMD(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
1.5
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL10Q2-64GB
ZLD(XMP)
64GB
(8x8GB)
DS
-
-
10-1110-30
1.5
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-10-9-28
1.5
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL9Q-16GBXL
(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-10-9-28
1.5
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL9Q-16GBZL
(XMP)
16GB
(4x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-10-9-28
1.5
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL9Q-8GBFLD
(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.6
•
•
•
Patriot
PXD34G1866ELK(XMP)
4GB
(2x2GB)
SS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65
•
•
•
Patriot
PXD38G1866ELK(XMP)
8GB
(2x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-11-9-27
1.65
•
•
•
Team
TXD34096M1866HC9K-L
(XMP)
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TC2G8
3BRH9A
9-11-9-27
1.65
•
•
•
4
•
DDR3 1800(O.C.) MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
NO.
Timing
Voltage
G.SKILL
F3-14400CL9D-4GBRL(XMP)
4GB(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.6
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
1
2
4
•
•
•
Chapter 1
1-16
Chapter 1: Product introduction
DDR3 1600 MHz capability
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
1
2
4
A-DATA
AM2U16BC2P1
2GB
SS
A-DATA
3CCD-1509A
-
-
•
•
•
A-DATA
AM2U16BC4P2
4GB
DS
A-DATA
3CCD-1509A
-
-
•
•
•
A-DATA
AX3U1600PC4G8(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.55~
1.75
•
•
•
AEXEA
AXA3PS2G1600S18V
(XMP)
2GB
DS
-
-
-
1.65
•
Asint
SLA302G08-EGG1C
(XMP)
4GB
DS
Asint
302G08-GG1C
9-9-9-27
-
•
•
•
Asint
SLA302G08-EGJ1C
(XMP)
4GB
DS
Asint
302G08-GJ1C
9-9-9-27
-
•
•
•
Asint
SLZ3128M8-EGJ1D
XMP)
2GB
DS
Asint
3128M8-GJ1D
-
-
•
•
•
ATP
AQ12M64B8BKK0S
4GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B2G08460
-
NO
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMG4GX3M2A1600C6
4GB ( 2x
2GB )
DS
-
-
6-6-6-18
1.65
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CML16GX3M4X1600C8
(Ver 2.12)(XMP)
16GB (
4x 4GB )
DS
-
-
Heat-Sink
Package
1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMP6GX3M3A1600C8
(XMP)
6GB ( 3x
2GB )
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.65
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMP6GX3M3A1600C8
(XMP)
6GB ( 3x
2GB )
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.65
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMX6GX3M3C1600C7
(XMP)
6GB ( 3x
2GB )
DS
7-8-7-20
1.65
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ32GX3M4X1600C10
(Ver2.2)(XMP)
32GB (
4x 8GB )
DS
-
-
10-1010-27
1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8
(XMP)
8GB ( 2x
4GB )
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
(XMP)
8GB ( 2x
4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
CORSAIR
HX3X12G1600C9(XMP)
12GB (
6x 2GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.6
•
•
•
Crucial
BL12864BN1608.8FF
(XMP)
2GB( 2x
1GB )
SS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.65
•
•
•
Crucial
BLT4G3D1608DT1TX0.
16FM
(XMP)
4GB
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.5
•
•
•
EK
Memory
EKM324L28BP8I16(XMP)
4GB( 2x
2GB )
DS
-
-
9
-
•
•
Elixir
M2X4G64CB8HG5N-DG
(XMP)
4GB
DS
Elixir
N2CB2G80GNDG
9-9-9-28
-
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL7D-8GBRH
(XMP)
8GB ( 2x
4GB )
DS
-
-
7-8-7-24
1.6
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL7Q-16GBXH
(XMP)
16GB (
4x 4GB )
DS
-
-
7-8-7-24
1.6
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL8D8GBECO
(XMP)
8GB (
2x4GB )
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.35
•
Chapter 1
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
Vendors
•
(continued on the next page)
ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM
1-17
DDR3 1600 MHz capability
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
Chapter 1
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip No.
Timing
Voltage
1
2
4
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
(XMP)
8GB ( 2x
4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9D8GBSR2
(XMP)
8GB ( 2x
4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.25
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9Q16GBXL
(XMP)
16GB (
4x 4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
G.Skill
F3-12800CL9Q16GBZL
(XMP)
16GB (
4x 4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
GEIL
GET316GB1600C9QC
(XMP)
16GB (
4x 4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-28
1.6
•
•
•
GEIL
GUP34GB1600C7DC
(XMP)
4GB ( 2x
2GB )
DS
-
-
7-7-7-24
1.6
•
•
•
GoodRam
GR1600D364L9/2G
2GB
DS
GoodRam
GF1008KC-JN
-
-
•
•
•
KINGMAX
FLGE85F-C8KL9A
(XMP)
2GB
SS
KINGMAX
N/A
9-9-9-28
-
•
•
•
KINGMAX
FLGF65F-C8KL9A
(XMP)
4GB
DS
KINGMAX
N/A
9-9-9-28
-
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3K2/4GX
(XMP)
4GB ( 2x
2GB )
DS
-
-
-
1.65
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3K3/
12GX
(XMP)
12GB (
3x 4GB )
DS
-
-
9
1.65
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3K3/
12GX
(XMP)
12GB( 3x
4GB )
DS
-
-
-
1.65
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3K3/6GX
(XMP)
6GB ( 3x
2GB )
DS
-
-
9
1.65
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3K3/6GX
(XMP)
6GB ( 3x
2GB )
DS
-
-
9
1.65
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3K6/
24GX
(XMP)
24GB (
6x 4GB )
DS
-
-
9
1.65
•
•
•
Kingston
KHX1600C9D3K8/
32GX
(XMP)
32GB (
8x 4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
1.65
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3LK2/
4GX
(XMP)
4GB ( 2x
2GB )
DS
-
-
-
1.35
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3P1K2/
8G
8GB ( 2x
4GB )
DS
-
-
9
1.5
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3T1BK3/
12GX
(XMP)
12GB (
3x 4GB )
DS
-
-
9
1.65
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3T1K3/
6GX
(XMP)
6GB ( 3x
2GB )
DS
-
-
9
1.65
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3X2K2/
4GX
XMP)
4GB ( 2x
2GB )
DS
-
-
9
1.65
•
•
•
KINGTIGER
KTG2G1600PG3(XMP)
2GB
DS
-
-
-
-
•
•
•
(continued on the next page)
1-18
Chapter 1: Product introduction
DDR3 1600 MHz capability
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip No.
Timing
Voltage
1
2
4
Mushkin
998805(XMP)
6GB ( 3x
2GB )
DS
-
-
6-8-6-24
1.65
•
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3BE1600C8LV
4GK
4GB( 2x
2GB )
DS
-
-
8-8-8
1.65
•
•
Patriot
AE32G1609U1-U
2GB
SS
AMD
23EY4587MB6H
-
1.5
•
•
•
Patriot
AE34G1609U2-U
4GB
DS
AMD
23EY4587MB6H
-
1.5
•
•
•
Patriot
PGS34G1600LLKA2
4GB ( 2x
2GB )
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.7
•
•
•
Patriot
PVV38G1600LLK
(XMP)
8GB ( 2x
4GB )
DS
-
-
8-9-8-24
1.65
•
•
•
Patriot
PX7312G1600LLK
(XMP)
12GB
( 3x
4GB )
DS
-
-
8-9-8-24
1.65
•
•
•
SanMax
SMD-4G68NG-16KK
4GB
DS
ELPIDA
J2108BDBGGN-F
-
-
•
•
•
Team
TXD31024M1600C
8-D(XMP)
1GB
SS
Team
T3D1288RT-16
8-8-8-24
1.65
•
•
•
Team
TXD32048M1600C7L
(XMP)
2GB
DS
Team
T3D1288LT-16
7-7-7-24
1.65
•
•
Team
TXD32048M1600H
C8-D(XMP)
2GB
DS
Team
T3D1288RT-16
8-8-8-24
1.65
•
•
•
Transcend
JM1600KLN-8GK
8GB ( 2x
4GB )
DS
Transcend
TK483PCW3
-
-
•
•
•
Transcend
TS256MLK64V6N
2GB
SS
Transcend
K4B2G0846C
-
-
•
•
•
Transcend
TS512MLK64V6N
4GB
DS
Transcend
K4B2G0846C
-
-
•
•
•
Chapter 1
Vendors
ASUS P8Z77-V PREMIUM
1-19
DDR3 1333 MHz capability
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
Chapter 1
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip No.
Timing
Voltage
1
2
4
A-DATA
AD63I1B0823EV
2GB
SS
A-DATA
3CCA-1509A
-
-
•
•
•
A-DATA
AXDU1333GC2G9
(XMP)
2GB
SS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.25~
1.35
•
•
•
A-DATA
AD63I1C1624EV
4GB
DS
A-DATA
3CCA-1509A
-
-
•
•
•
A-DATA
SU3U1333W8G9
(XMP)
8GB
DS
ELPIDA
J4208BASE-DJ-F
-
-
•
•
•
Apacer
78.A1GC6.9L1
2GB
DS
Apacer
AM5D5808FEQSBG
9
-
•
•
•
Apacer
78.B1GDE.9L10C
4GB
DS
Apacer
AM5D5908CEHSBG
9
-
•
•
•
CORSAIR
TW3X4G1333C9A
4GB ( 2x
2GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
CORSAIR
CMX8GX3M2A13
33C9(XMP)
8GB ( 2x
4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-10600CL9D-4G
BNT
4GB ( 2x
2GB )
DS
G.SKILL
D3 128M8CE9 2GB
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-10666CL9D-8G
BRL
8GB ( 2x
4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-10666CL9D-8G
BRL
8GB ( 2x
4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-10666CL9D-8G
BXL
8GB ( 2x
4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
GEIL
GET316GB1333C
9QC
16GB (
4x 4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
GEIL
GG34GB1333C9
DC
4GB ( 2x
2GB )
DS
GEIL
L1L128M88BA11
5FW
9-9-9-24
1.3
•
•
•
GEIL
GG34GB1333C9
DC
4GB ( 2x
2GB )
DS
GEIL
GL1L128M88BA15B
9-9-9-24
1.3
•
•
•
GEIL
GVP34GB1333C9
DC
4GB ( 2x
2GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
GEIL
GB34GB1333C7
DC
4GB(2 x
2GB)
DS
GEIL
GL1L128M88BA15FW
7-7-7-24
1.5
•
•
•
GEIL
GVP38GB1333C9
DC
8GB ( 2x
4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5
•
•
•
GEIL
GVP38GB1333C
7QC
8GB ( 4x
2GB )
DS
-
-
7-7-7-24
1.5
•
•
•
Hynix
HMT125U6TFR8
A-H9
2GB
DS
Hynix
H5TC1G83TFR
-
-
•
•
•
KINGMAX
FLFE85F-C8KL9
2GB
SS
KINGMAX
KFC8FNLBF-GXX12A
-
-
•
•
•
KINGMAX
FLFE85F-C8KL9
2GB
SS
KINGMAX
KFC8FNLXF-DXX15A
-
-
•
•
•
KINGMAX
FLFE85F-C8KM9
2GB
SS
Kingmax
KFC8FNMXFBXX-15A
-
-
•
•
•
KINGMAX
FLFE85F-B8KL9
2GB
DS
KINGMAX
KFB8FNLXL-BNF15A
-
-
•
•
•
KINGMAX
FLFF65F-C8KL9
4GB
DS
KINGMAX
KFC8FNLBF-GXX12A
-
-
•
•
•
KINGMAX
FLFF65F-C8KL9
4GB
DS
KINGMAX
KFC8FNLXF-DXX15A
-
-
•
•
•
•
•
(continued on the next page)
1-20
Chapter 1: Product introduction
DDR3 1333 MHz capability
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Brand
Chip No.
Timing
Voltage
1
2
4
KINGMAX
FLFF65F-C8KM9
4GB
DS
Kingmax
KFC8FNMXFBXX-15A
-
-
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR1333D3S8N9/2G
2GB
SS
Micron
IFD77 D9LGK
-
1.5
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR1333D3N9/2G
2GB
DS
Kingston
D1288JPNDPLD9U
9
1.5
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR1333D3N9K2/4G
4GB
(2x
2GB)
DS
KINGSTON
D1288JEMFPGD9U
-
1.5
•
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR1333D3E9S/4G
4GB
DS
Elpida
J2108ECSE-DJ-F
9
1.5
•
•
•
MICRON
MT8JTF25664AZ-1
G4M1
2GB
SS
MICRON
D9PFJ
-
-
•
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3G1333LV4GK
4GB
( 2x
2GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9
1.65
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3G1333LV8GK
8GB
( 2x
4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9
1.65
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3G1333LV8GK
8GB
(2x
4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9
1.65
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3RPR1333C9L
V8GK
8GB
( 2x
4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9
1.65
•
SAMSUNG
M378B5673FH0-CH9
2GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B1G0846F
-
-
•
•
•
SAMSUNG
M378B5273CH0-CH9
4GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B2G0846C
K4B2G0
846C
-
•
•
•
SAMSUNG
M378B1G73AH0-CH9
8GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B4G0846A-HCH9
-
-
•
•
Transcend
JM1333KLN-2G
(582670)
2GB
SS
Micron
ICD77 C9LGK
-
-
•
•
Transcend
JM1333KLN-2G
2GB
SS
Transcend
TK483PCW3
-
-
•
•
•
Transcend
TS256MLK64V3N
(585
541 )
2GB
SS
Micron
ICD77 D9LGK
9
-
•
•
•
Transcend
TS256MLK64V3N
(566577)
2GB
SS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83BFR
9
-
•
•
•
Transcend
TS256MLK64V3N
(574206)
2GB
SS
Micron
D9LGK
9
-
•
•
•
Transcend
JM1333KLN-4G
(583782 )
4GB
DS
Transcend
TK483PCW3
9
-
•
•
Transcend
JM1333KLN-4G
4GB
DS
Transcend
TK483PCW3
-
-
•
•
•
Transcend
TS512MLK64V3N
(574831)
4GB
DS
Micron
D9LGK
9
-
•
•
•
Transcend
TS1GLK64V3H
8GB
DS
MICRON
D9PBC
-
-
•
•
•
ACTICA
ACT1GHU64B8F
1333S
1GB
SS
SAMSUNG
K4B1G0846F
-
-
•
•
•
ACTICA
ACT1GHU72C8G
1333S
1GB
SS
SAMSUNG
K4B1G0846F(ECC)
-
-
•
•
•
•
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DDR3 1333 MHz capability
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Brand
Chip No.
Timing
Voltage
1
2
4
ACTICA
ACT2GHU64B8G
1333M
2GB
DS
Micron
D9KPT
-
-
•
•
•
ACTICA
ACT2GHU64B8G
1333S
2GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B1G0846F
-
-
•
•
•
ACTICA
ACT2GHU72D8G
1333M
2GB
DS
Micron
D9KPT(ECC)
-
-
•
•
•
ACTICA
ACT2GHU72D8G
1333S
2GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B1G0846F(ECC)
-
-
•
•
•
ACTICA
ACT4GHU64B8H1
333H
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83AFR
-
-
•
•
•
ACTICA
ACT4GHU72D8H
1333H
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83AFR(ECC)
-
-
•
•
•
ATP
AQ56M72E8BJH
|9S
2GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B1G0846F(ECC)
-
-
•
•
•
ATP
AQ12M72E8BKH
9S
4GB
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B2G0846C(ECC)
-
-
•
•
•
•
BUFFALO
D3U1333-1G
1GB
SS
Elpida
J1108BFBG-DJ-F
-
-
•
•
BUFFALO
D3U1333-2G
2GB
DS
Elpida
J1108BFBG-DJ-F
-
•
•
•
BUFFALO
D3U1333-4G
4GB
DS
NANYA
NT5CB256M8BN-CG
-
•
•
•
EK Memory
EKM324L28BP8-I
13
4GB(2x
2GB)
DS
-
-
9
-
•
•
•
Elixir
M2F2G64CB88B
7N-CG
2GB
SS
Elixir
N2CB2G808N-CG
-
-
•
•
•
Elixir
M2F2G64CB88D7
N-CG
2GB
SS
Elixir
M2CB2G8BDN-CG
-
-
•
•
•
Elixir
M2F4G64CB8HB5
N-CG
4GB
DS
Elixir
N2CB2G808N-CG
-
-
•
•
•
GoodRam
GR1333D364L9/2G
2GB
DS
Qimonda
IDSH1G-03A1F1C
-13H
-
-
•
•
•
KINGTIGER
F10DA2T1680
2GB
DS
KINGTIGER
KTG1333PS1208N
ST-C9
-
-
•
•
•
KINGTIGER
KTG2G1333PG3
2GB
DS
-
-
-
-
•
•
•
Mach
Xtreme
MXD3V13332GS
2GB
SS
Mach
Xtreme
C2S46D30-D313
-
-
•
•
•
Mach
Xtreme
MXD3U133316GQ
16GB
( 4x
4GB )
DS
-
-
-
-
•
•
•
Chapter 1
Patriot
AE32G1339U1-U
2GB
SS
AMD
23EY4587MB3H
-
1.5
•
•
•
Patriot
PGD316G1333EL
K(XMP)
16GB
( 2x
8GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-924
1.5
•
•
•
Patriot
PSD32G13332
2GB
DS
Partriot
PM128M8D3BU-15
9
-
•
•
•
Patriot
PGS34G1333LLKA
4GB(2 x
2GB)
DS
-
-
7-7-720
1.7
•
•
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DDR3 1333 MHz capability
DIMM socket
support
(Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Brand
Chip No.
Timing
Voltage
1
2
4
Patriot
AE34G1339U2-U
4GB
DS
AMD
23EY4587MB3H
-
1.5
•
•
•
Patriot
PG38G1333EL
(XMP)
8GB
DS
-
-
-
1.5
•
•
•
RiDATA
C304627CB1AG2
2Fe
2GB
DS
RiDATA
C304627CB1AG22Fe
9
-
•
•
•
RiDATA
E304459CB1AG3
2Cf
4GB
DS
RiDATA
E304459CB1AG32Cf
9
-
•
•
•
Silicon
Power
SP001GBLTE13
3S01
1GB
SS
NANYA
NT5CB128M8AN-CG
-
-
•
•
•
Silicon
Power
SP001GBLTU13
3S02
1GB
SS
S-POWER
10YT3E5
9
-
•
•
•
Silicon
Power
SP002GBLTE13
3S01
2GB
DS
NANYA
NT5CB128M8AN-CG
-
-
•
•
•
Team
TXD31024M1333
C7(XMP)
1GB
SS
Team
T3D1288LT-13
7-7-721
1.75
•
•
•
Team
TXD31048M1333C
7-D(XMP)
1GB
SS
Team
T3D1288LT-13
7-7-721
1.75
•
•
•
Team
TXD32048M1333C
7-D(XMP)
2GB
DS
Team
T3D1288LT-13
7-7-721
1.5-1.6
•
•
•
Team
TED34096M1333
HC9
4GB
DS
Team
T3D2568LT-13
-
-
•
•
•
Side(s): SS - Single-sided DS - Double-sided DIMM support:
(1) Supports one (1) module inserted into any slot as Single-channel memory
configuration. We suggest that you install the module into A2 slot.
(2) Supports two (2) modules inserted into either the blue slots or the black slots as one
pair of Dual-channel memory configuration. We suggest that you install the modules
into slots A2 and B2 for better compatibility.
(4) Supports four (4) modules inserted into both the blue and black slots as two pairs of
Dual-channel memory configuration.
ASUS exclusively provides hyper DIMM support function.
•
Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Load
the X.M.P. or D.O.C.P. settings in the BIOS for the hyper DIMM support.
•
Visit the ASUS website for the latest QVL.
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1.2.5
Expansion slots
Unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do so may
cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
Slot No.
Slot Description
2
PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_2 slot
1
3
4
5
6
PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_1 slot
PCIe 2.0 x1_1 slot
PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_3 slot
PCIe 2.0 x1_2 slot
PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_4 slot
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PCIe Express 3.0 operating mode
Slot
no.
1
Single VGA
3-WAY SLI/
CrossFireX
SLI/CrossFireX
x 16
(single VGA recommended
x16
x8
2
4-WAY SLI/
CrossFireX
x16
x8
x8
x16
(dual VGA recommended)
4
x8
x16
6
x8
x8
x8
x8
•
We recommend that you provide sufficient power when running CrossFireX™ or SLI™
mode.
•
Connect a chassis fan to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN1-4 when
using multiple graphics cards for better thermal environment.
•
Intel® 3rd generation Core™ processors support PCIe 3.0 speed rate.
Intel PCH SATA
Controller #0
Intel PCH SATA
Controller #1
SMBUS Controller
EHCI #0
EHCI #1
PCIE x16_1
PCIE x16_2
PCIE x16_3
PCIE x16_4
ASMedia USB 3.0
Intel 82579V LAN
Intel 82583 LAN
PEX 8608 PCIE Bridge
ASMedia SATA
Controller
Marvell 9230 Hardware
RAID Controller
A
B
C
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1.2.6
Onboard buttons and switches
Onboard switches and buttons allow you to fine-tune performance when working on a bare or
open-case system. This is ideal for overclockers and gamers who continually change settings
to enhance system performance.
1.
Power-on button
The motherboard comes with a power-on button that allows you to power up or wake
up the system. The button also lights up when the system is plugged to a power source
indicating that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before
removing or installing any motherboard component.
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2.
Reset button
Press the reset button to reboot the system.
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3.
MemOK! button
Installing DIMMs that are not compatible with the motherboard may cause system
boot failure, and the DRAM_LED near the MemOK! switch lights continuously. Press
and hold the MemOK! button until the DRAM_LED starts blinking to begin automatic
memory compatibility tuning for successful boot.
•
Refer to section 1.2.8 Onboard LEDs for the exact location of the DRAM_LED.
•
The DRAM_LED also lights up when the DIMM is not properly installed. Turn off the
system and reinstall the DIMM before using the MemOK! function.
•
The MemOK! switch does not function under Windows™ OS environment.
•
During the tuning process, the system loads and tests failsafe memory settings. It
takes about 30 seconds for the system to test one set of failsafe settings. If the test
fails, the system reboots and test the next set of failsafe settings. The blinking speed
of the DRAM_LED increases, indicating different test processes.
•
Due to memory tuning requirement, the system automatically reboots when each
timing set is tested. If the installed DIMMs still fail to boot after the whole tuning
process, the DRAM_LED lights continuously. Replace the DIMMs with ones
recommended in the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists) in this user manual or on
the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
•
If you turn off the computer and replace DIMMs during the tuning process, the system
continues memory tuning after turning on the computer. To stop memory tuning, turn
off the computer and unplug the power cord for about 5–10 seconds.
•
If your system fails to boot up due to BIOS overclocking, press the MemOK! switch
to boot and load the BIOS default settings. A message will appear during POST
reminding you that the BIOS has been restored to its default settings.
•
We recommend that you download and update to the latest BIOS version from the
ASUS website at www.asus.com after using the MemOK! function.
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4.
TPU switch
Enable this switch to automatically optimize the system for fast, yet stable clock
speeds.
Enable this switch when the system is powered off.
•
The TPU LED (O2LED2) near the TPU switch lights up when the TPU switch is
enabled. Refer to section 1.2.8 Onboard LEDs for the exact location of the TPU LED.
•
If you enable this switch under Windows® OS environment, the TPU function will be
activated after the next system bootup.
•
You may use the TurboV and Auto Tuning feature in the TurboV EVO application,
adjust the BIOS setup program, or enable the TPU switch at the same time. However,
the system will use the last setting you have made.
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5.
EPU switch
Enable this switch to automatically detect the current PC loadings and intelligently
moderate the power consumption.
Enable this switch when the system is powered off.
The EPU LED (O2LED3) near the EPU switch lights up when the EPU switch is
enabled.. Refer to section 1.2.8 Onboard LEDs for the exact location of the EPU
LED.
•
If you enable this switch under Windows® OS environment, the EPU function will be
activated after the next system bootup.
•
You may change the EPU settings in the software application or BIOS setup program,
and enable the EPU function at the same time. However, the system will use the last
setting you have made.
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6.
Clear CMOS button
Press this button to clear the BIOS setup information only when the systems hangs
due to overclocking.
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1.2.7
1.
Jumpers
CPU / DRAM overvoltage setting (3-pin OV_CPU/DRAM)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the advanced CPU and DRAM overvoltage
settings in BIOS.
OV_CPU
OV_DRAM
Pins 1-2 (Default)
0.8V - 1.92V
1.2V - 1.92V
Pins 2-3 (OV Enabled)
0.8V - 2.3V
1.2V - 2.3V
Before you change the jumper settings for extra-high overvoltage ability, use the
BIOS items first to adjust the desired CPU and DRAM performance. Ensure that your
system functions well under the highest BIOS voltage settings before you change the
settings.
•
DO NOT set the OV_CPU/DRAM jumper to pins 2-3 when you install a new CPU and
have not booted for the first time. Doing so may halt the system. For system failure
due to wrong setting of the OV_CPU/DRAM jumper, shut down your computer and
insert the jumper cap back to pins 1-2.
•
According to Intel CPU specifications, DIMMs with voltage requirement over 1.65V
may damage the CPU permanently. We recommend you ro install the DIMMs with the
voltage requirement below 1.65V.
•
The system may need a better cooling system (for example, a water cooling system)
to work efficiently under high voltage settings.
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1.2.8
1.
2.
Onboard LEDs
POST State LEDs
The POST State LEDs provide the status of these key components during POST
(Power-On-Self Test): CPU, memory modules, VGA card, and hard disk drive.s If an
error is found, the critical component’s LED stays lit up until the problem is solved.
TPU LED
The TPU LED lights up when the TPU switch is enabled.
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3.
The EPU LED lights up when the EPU switch is enabled.
Q-Code LEDs
The Q-Code LED design provides you with a 2-digit error code that displays the system
status. Refer to the Q-Code table on the next page for details.
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4.
EPU LED
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Q-Code table
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Code
Description
00
Not used
01
Power on. Reset type detection (soft/hard).
02
AP initialization before microcode loading
03
System Agent initialization before microcode loading
04
PCH initialization before microcode loading
06
Microcode loading
07
AP initialization after microcode loading
08
System Agent initialization after microcode loading
09
PCH initialization after microcode loading
0B
Cache initialization
0C – 0D
Reserved for future AMI SEC error codes
0E
Microcode not found
0F
Microcode not loaded
10
PEI Core is started
11 – 14
Pre-memory CPU initialization is started
15 – 18
Pre-memory System Agent initialization is started
19 – 1C
Pre-memory PCH initialization is started
2B – 2F
Memory initialization
30
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
31
Memory Installed
32 – 36
CPU post-memory initialization
37 – 3A
Post-Memory System Agent initialization is started
3B – 3E
Post-Memory PCH initialization is started
4F
DXE IPL is started
50 – 53
Memory initialization error. Invalid memory type or incompatible memory
speed
54
Unspecified memory initialization error
55
Memory not installed
56
Invalid CPU type or Speed
57
CPU mismatch
58
CPU self test failed or possible CPU cache error
59
CPU micro-code is not found or micro-code update is failed
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Description
5A
Internal CPU error
5B
Reset PPI is not available
5C – 5F
Reserved for future AMI error codes
E0
S3 Resume is stared (S3 Resume PPI is called by the DXE IPL)
E1
S3 Boot Script execution
E2
Video repost
E3
OS S3 wake vector call
E4 – E7
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
E8
S3 Resume Failed
E9
S3 Resume PPI not Found
EA
S3 Resume Boot Script Error
EB
S3 OS Wake Error
EC – EF
Reserved for future AMI error codes
F0
Recovery condition triggered by firmware (Auto recovery)
F1
Recovery condition triggered by user (Forced recovery)
F2
Recovery process started
F3
Recovery firmware image is found
F4
Recovery firmware image is loaded
F5 – F7
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
F8
Recovery PPI is not available
F9
Recovery capsule is not found
FA
Invalid recovery capsule
FB – FF
Reserved for future AMI error codes
60
DXE Core is started
61
NVRAM initialization
62
Installation of the PCH Runtime Services
63 – 67
CPU DXE initialization is started
68
PCI host bridge initialization
69
System Agent DXE initialization is started
6A
System Agent DXE SMM initialization is started
6B – 6F
System Agent DXE initialization (System Agent module specific)
70
PCH DXE initialization is started
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Description
71
PCH DXE SMM initialization is started
72
PCH devices initialization
73 – 77
PCH DXE Initialization (PCH module specific)
78
ACPI module initialization
79
CSM initialization
7A – 7F
Reserved for future AMI DXE codes
90
Boot Device Selection (BDS) phase is started
91
Driver connecting is started
92
PCI Bus initialization is started
93
PCI Bus Hot Plug Controller Initialization
94
PCI Bus Enumeration
95
PCI Bus Request Resources
96
PCI Bus Assign Resources
97
Console Output devices connect
98
Console input devices connect
99
Super IO Initialization
9A
USB initialization is started
9B
USB Reset
9C
USB Detect
9D
USB Enable
9E – 9F
Reserved for future AMI codes
A0
IDE initialization is started
A1
IDE Reset
A2
IDE Detect
A3
IDE Enable
A4
SCSI initialization is started
A5
SCSI Reset
A6
SCSI Detect
A7
SCSI Enable
A8
Setup Verifying Password
A9
Start of Setup
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Description
AA
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
AB
Setup Input Wait
AC
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
AD
Ready To Boot event
AE
Legacy Boot event
AF
Exit Boot Services event
B0
Runtime Set Virtual Address MAP Begin
B1
Runtime Set Virtual Address MAP End
B2
Legacy Option ROM Initialization
B3
System Reset
B4
USB hot plug
B5
PCI bus hot plug
B6
Clean-up of NVRAM
B7
Configuration Reset (reset of NVRAM settings)
B8– BF
Reserved for future AMI codes
D0
CPU initialization error
D1
System Agent initialization error
D2
PCH initialization error
D3
Some of the Architectural Protocols are not available
D4
PCI resource allocation error. Out of Resources
D5
No Space for Legacy Option ROM
D6
No Console Output Devices are found
D7
No Console Input Devices are found
D8
Invalid password
D9
Error loading Boot Option (LoadImage returned error)
DA
Boot Option is failed (StartImage returned error)
DB
Flash update is failed
DC
Reset protocol is not available
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ACPI/ASL Checkpoints
Code
Description
0x01
System is entering S1 sleep state
0x02
System is entering S2 sleep state
0x03
System is entering S3 sleep state
0x04
System is entering S4 sleep state
0x05
System is entering S5 sleep state
0x10
System is waking up from the S1 sleep state
0x20
System is waking up from the S2 sleep state
0x30
System is waking up from the S3 sleep state
0x40
System is waking up from the S4 sleep state
0xAC
System has transitioned into ACPI mode. Interrupt controller is in PIC mode.
0xAA
System has transitioned into ACPI mode. Interrupt controller is in APIC mode.
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1.2.9
1.
Internal connectors
Intel® Z77 Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_1/2 [gray])
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 6.0
Gb/s signal cables.
•
These connectors are set to [AHCI Mode] by default. If you intend to create a Serial
ATA RAID set using these connectors, set the SATA Mode item in the BIOS to [RAID
Mode]. Refer to section 3.5.3 SATA Configuration for details.
•
Before creating a RAID set, refer to section 5.1 RAID configurations or the manual
bundled in the motherboard support DVD.
•
When using NCQ, set the SATA Mode in the BIOS to [AHCI Mode]. Refer to section
3.5.3 SATA Configuration for details.
•
You must install Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later versions before using Serial
ATA hard disk drives. The Serial ATA RAID feature is available only if you are using
Windows® XP SP3 or later versions.
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configuration with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology through the onboard Intel® Z77
chipset.
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2.
Intel® Z77 Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA3G_34/5 [blue])
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s hard disk drives and optical disc
drives via Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s signal cables.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
configuration with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology through the onboard Intel® Z77
chipset.
•
These connectors are set to [AHCI Mode] by default. If you intend to create a Serial
ATA RAID set using these connectors, set the SATA Mode item in the BIOS to [RAID
Mode]. Refer to section 3.5.3 SATA Configuration for details.
•
Before creating a RAID set, refer to section 5.1 RAID configurations or the manual
bundled in the motherboard support DVD.
•
When using NCQ, set the SATA Mode in the BIOS to [AHCI Mode]. Refer to section
3.5.3 SATA Configuration for details.
•
You must install Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later versions before using Serial
ATA hard disk drives. The Serial ATA RAID feature is available only if you are using
Windows® XP SP3 or later versions.
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Marvell® Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_E12/E34 [navy blue])
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 6.0
Gb/s signal cables.
•
You must install Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later versions before using Serial ATA
hard disk drives.
•
When using NCQ, set the Marvell Storage Controller item in the BIOS to [Enabled].
Refer to section 3.5.6 Onboard Devices Configuration for details.
•
Press <Ctrl> + <M> during POST to enter the Marvell RAID utility to create or delete a
RAID configuration.
•
If you want to install a Windows operating system to a RAID configuration created
using the Marvell SATA controller, you have to create a RAID driver disk using the
motherboard support DVD and load the driver during OS installation. For 32/64bit
Windows XP OS, load first the Marvell shared library driver, and then load Marvell
91xx SATA Controller Driver. For Windows® 7 OS, load only the Marvell 91xx SATA
Controller Driver.
•
Connect one HDD and one SSD to Marvell® SATA6G_E12/E34 connectors for a high
performance of ASUS SSD Caching II.
•
The SATA6G_E12/E34 connectors are recommended for regular use.
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4.
USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_12)
This connector is for the additional USB 3.0 ports, and complies with the USB 3.0
specificaton that supports up to 480 MBps connection speed. If the USB 3.0 front panel
cable is available from your system chassis, with this USB 3.0 connector, you can have
a front panel USB 3.0 solution.
Due to Intel® limitations, USB3_12 connector ports run at USB 3.0 speed rate under
Windows® 7 or later versions.
5.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port. Connect
the S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis.
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6.
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB1112; USB910)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to any of
these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system
chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to
48 MBps connection speed.
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
You can connect the front panel USB cable to the ASUS Q-Connector (USB, blue) first, and
then install the Q-Connector (USB) to the USB connector onboard if your chassis supports
front panel USB ports.
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7.
CPU, chassis, and power fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN; 4-pin CPU_OPT; 4-pin CHA_FAN1-4)
Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air flow inside the
system may damage the motherboard components. These are not jumpers! Do not place
jumper caps on the fan connectors!
•
The CPU_FAN connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12 W) fan power.
•
Only the CPU_FAN, CHA_FAN 1/2/3/4 connectors support the ASUS FAN Xpert 2
feature.
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Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports
either HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of the front panel
audio I/O module cable to this connector.
•
We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability.
•
If you want to connect a high-definition or an AC’97 front panel audio module to this
connector, set the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD] or [AC97].
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9.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR; 8-pin EATX12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs are
designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper orientation and
push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
•
For a fully configured system, we recommend that you use a power supply unit
(PSU) that complies with ATX 12 V Specification 2.0 (or later version) and provides a
minimum power of 350 W.
•
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin/8-pin EATX12 V power plug. Otherwise, the system
will not boot.
•
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.
•
If you want to use two or more high-end PCI Express x16 cards, use a PSU with
1000W power or above to ensure the system stability.
•
If you are uncertain about the minimum power supply requirement for your system,
refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at http://support.asus.
com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us for details.
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10. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
•
•
•
•
This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis power LED
cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system
power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity LED cable
to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes when data is read from or written to
the HDD.
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker
allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button turns
the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending on the BIOS
settings. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds while the system is ON
turns the system OFF.
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without
turning off the system power.
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System power LED (2-pin PLED)
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11.
TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
This connector supports a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which securely
store keys, digital certificates, passwords and data. A TPM system also helps enhance
network security, protect digital identities, and ensures platform integrity.
12. MSATA 3.0 Gb/s connector (56-pin MSATA)
This connector is for a single SATA 3.0 Gb/s solid-state drive (SSD). Connect the SSD
to the MSATA port.
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Basic Installation
2.1
Building your PC system
2.1.1
Motherboard installation
2
The diagrams in this section are for reference only. The motherboard layout may vary with
models, but the installation steps are the same for all models.
1.
Install the ASUS Q-Shield to the chassis rear I/O panel.
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Place the motherboard into the chassis, ensuring that its rear I/O ports are aligned to
the chassis’ rear I/O panel.
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3.
Place nine 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.
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2.1.2
CPU installation
The LGA1156 CPU is not compatible with the LGA1155 socket. DO NOT install a LGA1156
CPU on the LGA1155 socket.
1
A
B
2
3
4
5
C
A
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B
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2.1.3
CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation
Apply the Thermal Interface Material to the
CPU heatsink and CPU before you install
the heatsink and fan if necessary.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
A
1
2
B
B
A
4
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1
2
A
B
B
A
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DIMM installation
1
2
3
To remove a DIMM
B
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ATX Power connection
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2
OR
OR
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SATA device connection
1
OR
2
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Front I/O Connector
To install ASUS Q-Connector
2
1
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
PWR
Ground
Reset
Ground
IDE_LED
R
POWE
SW
RESET
SW
To install USB 2.0 connector
To install front panel audio
connector
AAFP
USB 2.0
To install USB 3.0 connector
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2.1.8
Expansion Card installation
To install PCIe x16 cards
Chapter 2
To install PCIe x1 cards
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2.1.9
Wi-Fi GO! card installation
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0/3.0 + HS
Disconnect the power supply unit from the motherboard before installing/uninstalling the
Wireless and Bluetooth Module.
1.
Remove the screw from the ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card.
2.
Locate the Wi-Fi GO! card connector at the motherboard’s rear panel and connect the
Wi-Fi GO! card to it.
BIOS
3.
BIOS
Secure the Wi-Fi GO! card to the motherboard with the
screw you removed earlier.
BIOS
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Attach the IO shield onto the computer chassis, and place the motherboard flatly into
the chassis.
5.
Fasten the screws onto the motherboard.
6.
Connect the Wi-Fi Ring Moving antennas to the Wi-Fi ports at the back of the chassis.
When you hear the clicking sound, the antenna connectors are properly inserted. Give
a slight pull to determine that the installation is complete.
REAR
SPK
LINE
IN
FRONT
MIC IN
USB3.0
POWER eSATA 6G
S/PDIF
USB BIOS Flashback
USB3.0
CTR
BASS
KY
4.
IO Shield
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2.2
BIOS update utility
2.2.1
USB BIOS Flashback
USB BIOS Flashback allows you to easily update the BIOS without entering the existing
BIOS or operating system. Simply insert a USB storage device to the USB port, press the
USB BIOS Flashback button for three seconds, and the BIOS is updated automatically.
To use USB BIOS Flashback:
1. Place the bundled support DVD to the optical drive and install the USB BIOS
Flashback Wizard. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
2.
Insert the USB storage device to the USB Flashback port.
3.
Launch the USB BIOS Flashback Wizard to automatically download the latest BIOS
version.
4.
Press the BIOS Flashback button for three seconds until a flashing light appears, which
indicates that the BIOS Flashback function is enabled.
5.
Wait until the light goes out, indicating that the BIOS updating process is completed.
USB BIOS Flashback button
USB BIOS Flashback port
For more BIOS update utilities in BIOS setup, refer to the section Updating BIOS in
Chapter 3.
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•
Do not unplug portable disk, power system, or press the CLR_CMOS button while
BIOS update is ongoing, otherwise update will be interrupted. In case of interruption,
please follow the steps again.
•
If the light flashes for five seconds and turns into a solid light, this means that the
BIOS Flashback is not operating properly. This may be caused by improper installation
of the USB storage device and filename/file format error. If this scenario happens,
please restart the system to turn off the light.
•
Updating BIOS may have risks. If the BIOS program is damaged during the process
and results to the system’s failure to boot up, please contact your local ASUS Service
Center.
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2.3
Motherboard rear and audio connections
2.3.1
Rear I/O connection
1.
ASMedia USB 3.0 ports 1 and 2
support ASUS USB 3.0 Boost UASP
Mode
8.
HDMI port
2.
Optical S/PDIF Out port
9.
DisplayPort
3.
Intel® LAN (RJ-45) port**
10.
USB 2.0 ports 5 and 6
4.
Intel LAN (RJ-45) port**
11.
USB BIOS Flashback button
5.
External SATA ports 1 and 2
12.
Intel USB 3.0 ports 3 and 4, support
ASUS USB 3.0 Boost Turbo Mode.
Bottom port supports USB BIOS
Flashback and USB Charger+
6.
ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card (Wi-Fi 802.11 13.
and Bluetooth v4.0/30.+HS)*
7.
Thunderbolt port
®
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Rear panel connectors
Audio I/O ports***
*, ** and ***: Refer to the tables on the next page for LAN port LEDs, and audio port definitions.
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Due to Intel® limitations, the USB3_3-34 ports run at USB 3.0 speed rate under
Windows® 7 or later versions.
•
Windows® 7 64-bit OS supports Thunderbolt.
•
Press the Clear CMOS switch to clear BIOS setup information only when the system
hangs due to overclocking.
•
DO NOT insert a different connector to the external SATA port.
•
Due to USB 3.0 controller limitation, USB 3.0 devices can only be used under
Windows® OS environment and after the USB 3.0 driver installation.
•
USB 3.0 devices can only be used as data storage only.
•
We strongly recommend that you connect USB 3.0 devices to USB 3.0 ports for faster
and better performance for your USB 3.0 devices.
•
If you want to use the hot-plug function of the external SATA ports, you have to set the
ASMedia® 1061 SATA controllers item in the BIOS setting to [Enabled] and install the
ASMedia® 1061 SATA controllers from the motherboard support DVD. Refer to section
3.5.6 Onboard Devices Configuration for details.
•
Ensure to install the Windows® -based driver before using the Thunderbolt device.
* Bluetooth module LED indications * Wi-Fi LED indications
Status
Description
Off
No link
Blue
Linked
Blinking
Data activity
Status
Description
Off
No link
Green
Linked
ASUS Wi-Fi GO! card automatically sets itself to the country's available Wi-Fi channels,
** LAN ports LED indications
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Activity Link LED
Speed LED
OFF
OFF
Status
Description
ORANGE
Linked
BLINKING
2-16
No link
Data activity
Status
Description
ORANGE
100 Mbps connection
GREEN
10 Mbps connection
1 Gbps connection
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*** Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Light Blue
Lime
Pink
Orange
Black
Gray
2.3.2
Headset
2-channel
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
–
–
–
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
–
Rear Speaker Out
–
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
–
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
Audio I/O connections
Audio I/O ports
Connect to Headphone and Mic
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Connect to 4.1 channel Speakers
Connect to 5.1 channel Speakers
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Connect to 7.1 channel Speakers
When the DTS UltraPC II function is enabled, ensure to connect the rear speaker to the
gray port.
Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
2.
Ensure that all switches are off.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system chassis.
4.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge protector.
5.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
a.
Monitor
b.
External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c.
System power
6.
After applying power, the system power LED on the system front panel case lights up.
For systems with ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up when you press the
ATX power button. If your monitor complies with the “green” standards or if it has a
“power standby” feature, the monitor LED may light up or change from orange to green
after the system LED turns on.
The system then runs the power-on self tests (POST). While the tests are running, the
BIOS beeps (refer to the BIOS beep codes table) or additional messages appear on
the screen. If you do not see anything within 30 seconds from the time you turned on
the power, the system may have failed a power-on test. Check the jumper settings and
connections or call your retailer for assistance.
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7.
BIOS Beep
Description
One short beep
VGA detected
Quick boot set to disabled
No keyboard detected
One continuous beep followed by two
short beeps then a pause (repeated)
No memory detected
One continuous beep followed by three
short beeps
No VGA detected
One continuous beep followed by four
short beeps
Hardware component failure
At power on, hold down the <Delete> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 3.
2.5 Turning off the computer
While the system is ON, press the power button for less than four seconds to put the system
on sleep mode or soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting. Press the power switch
for more than four seconds to let the system enter the soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS
setting.
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BIOS setup
3.1
Knowing BIOS
3
The new ASUS UEFI BIOS is a Unified Extensible Interface that complies with UEFI
architecture, offering a user-friendly interface that goes beyond the traditional keyboardonly BIOS controls to enable a more flexible and convenient mouse input. You can easily
navigate the new UEFI BIOS with the same smoothness as your operating system. The
term “BIOS” in this user manual refers to “UEFI BIOS” unless otherwise specified.
BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) stores system hardware settings such as storage
device configuration, overclocking settings, advanced power management, and boot
device configuration that are needed for system startup in the motherboard CMOS. In
normal circumstances, the default BIOS settings apply to most conditions to ensure
optimal performance. DO NOT change the default BIOS settings except in the following
circumstances:
•
•
An error message appears on the screen during the system bootup and requests you to
run the BIOS Setup.
You have installed a new system component that requires further BIOS settings or
update.
Inappropriate BIOS settings may result to instability or boot failure. We strongly
recommend that you change the BIOS settings only with the help of a trained service
personnel.
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When downloading or updating the BIOS file, rename it as Z77VPR.CAP for this
motherboard.
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BIOS setup program
Use the BIOS Setup to update the BIOS or configure its parameters. The BIOS screen
include navigation keys and brief onscreen help to guide you in using the BIOS Setup
program.
Entering BIOS at startup
To enter BIOS Setup at startup:
•
Press <Delete> during the Power-On Self Test (POST). If you do not press <Delete>,
POST continues with its routines.
Entering BIOS Setup after POST
To enter BIOS Setup after POST:
•
Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Delete> simultaneously.
•
Press the reset button on the system chassis.
•
Press the power button to turn the system off then back on. Do this option only if you
failed to enter BIOS Setup using the first two options.
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and
may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Ensure that a USB mouse is connected to your motherboard if you want to use the
mouse to control the BIOS setup program.
•
If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS setting, load the default
settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Optimized
Defaults item under the Exit menu or press hotkey <F5>. See section 3.9 Exit Menu
for details.
•
If the system fails to boot after changing any BIOS setting, try to clear the CMOS and
reset the motherboard to the default value. See section 1.2.6 Onboard buttons and
switches for information on how to erase the RTC RAM via the Clear CMOS button.
•
The BIOS setup program does not support the bluetooth devices.
BIOS menu screen
The BIOS Setup program can be used under two modes: EZ Mode and Advanced Mode.
You can change modes from the Exit menu or from the Exit/Advanced Mode screen.
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3.2.1
EZ Mode
By default, the EZ Mode screen appears when you enter the BIOS setup program. The EZ
Mode provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to select
the display language, system performance mode and boot device priority. To access the
Advanced Mode, click Exit/Advanced Mode, then select Advanced Mode or press <F7> hot
key for the advanced BIOS settings.
The default screen for entering the BIOS setup program can be changed. Refer to the
Setup Mode item in section 3.7 Boot menu for details.
Selects the display language of the
BIOS setup program
Displays the CPU/motherboard temperature,
CPU/5V/3.3V/12V voltage output, CPU/chassis/
power fan speed
Click to display all fan
speeds if available
Exits the BIOS setup program without saving
the changes, saves the changes and resets the
system, or enters the Advanced Mode
UEFI BIOS Utility - EZ Mode
Exit/Advanced Mode
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Temperature
Voltage
CPU
+113.0ºF/+45.0ºC
CPU_OPT_FAN
MB
English
BIOS Version : 0202
CPU 1.248V
N/A
+75.2ºF/+40.0ºC
3.3V
3.344V
5V
12V
Fan Speed
5.160V
12.248V
CPU_FAN
CHA_FAN1
N/A
3325RPM
CHA_FAN2
N/A
System Performance
Quiet
Performance
Energy Saving
Normal
Boot Priority
Use the mouse to drag or keyboard to navigate to decide the boot priority.
Boot Menu(F8)
Advanced Mode (F7)
Displays the Advanced
mode menus
Selects the boot device priority
Selects the Advanced mode
functions
Power Saving mode
Normal mode
Displays the system properties of the
selected mode on the right hand side
Default(F5)
Loads optimized default
settings
ASUS Optimal mode
Selects the boot device priority
•
The boot device options vary depending on the devices you installed to the system.
•
The Boot Menu(F8) button is available only when the boot device is installed to the
system.
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3.2.2
Advanced Mode
The Advanced Mode provides advanced options for experienced end-users to configure
the BIOS settings. The figure below shows an example of the Advanced Mode. Refer to the
following sections for the detailed configurations.
To access the Advanced Mode, click Exit, then select Advanced Mode or press F7 hotkey.
Menu items
Back button
Menu bar
Configuration fields
General help
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Back
Advanced
Exit
Monitor
Boot
Tool
Advanced\ Onboard Devices Configuration >
HD Audio Controller
Enabled/Disabled Bluetooth Controller
Enabled
Front Panel Type
HD
SPDIF Out Type
SPDIF
Bluetooth Controller
Enabled
Wi-Fi Controller
Bluetooth Controller
Marvell Storage Controller
Marvell Storage OPROM
Disabled
Enabled
AUTO
Enabled
Enabled
Marvell Storage Firmware Check and Update
Enabled
ASM1061 Storage Controller (Rear)
Enabled
ASM1061 Storage OPROM
Enabled
Asmedia USB 3.0 Controller (USB3_E12)
Enabled
ASMedia USB 3.0 Battery Charging Support
Disabled
Intel LAN Controller
Enabled
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F12: Print Screen
Version 2.00.1208. Copyright (C) 2012 American Megatrends, Inc.
Submenu item
Pop-up window
Scroll bar
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Ai Tweaker
For changing the basic system configuration
For changing the overclocking settings
Monitor
For displaying the system temperature, power status, and changing the
fan settings.
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
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Advanced
Tool
Exit
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For changing the advanced system settings
For configuring options for special functions
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
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Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. For example,
selecting Main shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Ai Tweaker, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
Back button
This button appears when entering a submenu. Press <Esc> or use the USB mouse to click
this button to return to the previous menu screen.
Submenu items
A greater than sign (>) before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a
submenu. To display the submenu, select the item and press <Enter>.
Pop-up window
Select a menu item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the configuration
options for that item.
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that do not fit on
the screen. Press the Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> / <Page Down> keys to display the
other items on the screen.
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of the menu screen are the navigation keys for the BIOS setup
program. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item. Use
<F12> key to capture the BIOS screen and save it to the removable storage device.
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.
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A configurable field is highlighted when selected. To change the value of a field, select it and
press <Enter> to display a list of options.
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Main menu
The Main menu screen appears when you enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS Setup
program. The Main menu provides you an overview of the basic system information, and
allows you to set the system date, time, language, and security settings.
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Exit
Advanced
Monitor
BIOS Information
BIOS Version
Build Date
03/12/2012
EC Version
ME Version
South Bridge Stepping
MBEC-Z77-0117
8.0.2.1410
C1
CPU Information
Intel(R) Core(TM) 13-2130 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Speed
3400 MHz
Memory Information
Total Memory
Memory Frequency
1024 MB (DDR3)
1333 MHz
0202 x64
System Language
System Date
System Time
Access Level
Boot
Tool
Choose the system default language
English
[Fri 03/12/2012]
[16:46:15]
Administrator
> Security
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Back
Advanced
Exit
Monitor
Boot
Tool
Main\ Security >
Password Description
To clear the administrator password,
key in the current password in the
Enter Current Password box,
and then press <Enter> when
prompted to create/confirm the
password.
If ONLY the Administrator's password is set,
then this only limits access to Setup and is
only asked for when entering Setup
If ONLY the User's password is set, then this
is a power on password and must be entered to
boot or enter Setup. In Setup the User will
have Administrator rights
Administrator Password
User Password
Not Installed
Not Installed
Administrator Password
User Password
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If you have forgotten your BIOS password, erase the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC)
RAM to clear the BIOS password. See section 1.2.6 Onboard buttons and switches
for information on how to erase the RTC RAM via the Clear CMOS button.
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The Administrator or User Password items on top of the screen show the default [Not
Installed]. After you set a password, these items show [Installed].
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Administrator Password
If you have set an administrator password, we recommend that you enter the administrator
password for accessing the system. Otherwise, you might be able to see or change only
selected fields in the BIOS setup program.
To set an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps as in changing an administrator
password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear
the password, the Administrator Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
User Password
If you have set a user password, you must enter the user password for accessing the system.
The User Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a
password, this item shows Installed.
To set a user password:
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
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To change a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the user password, follow the same steps as in changing a user password, but press
<Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear the password, the
User Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
3.4
Ai Tweaker menu
The Ai Tweaker menu items allow you to configure overclocking-related items.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Ai Tweaker menu items. Incorrect field
values can cause the system to malfunction.
The configuration options for this section vary depending on the CPU and DIMM model you
installed on the motherboard.
Scroll down to display other BIOS items.
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Main
Ai Tweaker
Exit
Advanced
Monitor
Target CPU Speed : 3200MHz
Boot
Tool
[X.M.P.] When XMP is enabled BLCK
frequency, CPU ratio and memory
parameters will be auto optimized.
Target DRAM Speed : 1333MHz
Ai Overclock Tuner
Auto
Turbo Ratio
Auto
Internal PLL Overvoltage
Auto
CPU Bus speed : DRAM speed ratio mode
Auto
Memory Frequency
Auto
EPU Power Saving Mode
Auto
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> OC Tuner
> DRAM Timing Control
> CPU Power Management
> DIGI+ Power Control
CPU Voltage
0.916V
Offset Mode
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F12: Print Screen
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Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto]
Allows you to select the CPU overclocking options to achieve the desired CPU internal
frequency. Select any of these preset overclocking configuration options:
[Auto]
Loads the optimal settings for the system.
[X.M.P.]
If you install memory modules supporting the eXtreme Memory Profile
(X.M.P.) Technology, choose this item to set the profiles supported by your
memory modules for optimizing the system performance.
[Manual]
Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
The following item appears only when you set the Ai Overclocking Tuner to [Manual].
ASUS MultiCore Enhancement [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Default set to [Enabled] for maximum performance under XMP/Manual/
User-defined memory frequency mode.
[Disabled]
Allows you to set to default core ratio settings.
BCLK/PCIE Frequency [XXX]
Allows you to adjust the CPU and VGA frequency to enhance the system performance.
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. You can also key in the desired value
using the numeric keypad. The values range from 80.0MHz to 300.0MHz.
eXtreme Memory Profile
This item appears only when you set the Ai Overclocking Tuner item to
[X.M.P.] and allows you to select the X.M.P. mode supported by your
memory module.
Configuration options: [Profile #1] [ Profile #2]
Turbo Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU ratio automatically or manually.
[Auto]
Sets all Turbo Ratio to Intel® CPU default settings automatically.
[Manual]
Sets the Turbo Ratio for every core-activation condition of a full unlocked
CPU manually.
When the Turbo Ratio is set to [Manual], the following item appears:
Ratio Synchronizing Control [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows you to set an individual Turbo Ratio for every core-activation
condition
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[Enabled]
Allows you to set one single Turbo Ratio for all core-activation
conditions.
1-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Allows you to set the 1-Core Ratio Limit.
[Auto]
Select to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting.
[Manual]
Select to to manually assign a 1-Core Ration Limit value that
is higher than or equal to the 2-Core Ratio Limit.
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2-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Allows you to set the 2-Core Ratio Limit.
[Auto]
Select to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting.
[Manual]
Select to to manually assign a 2-Core Ratio Limit value that
is higher than or equal to the 3-Core Ratio Limit. 1-Core Limit
must not be set to [Auto].
3-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Allows you to set the 3-Core Ratio Limit.
[Auto]
Select to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting.
[Manual]
Select to to manually assign a 3-Core Ratio Limit value that is
higher than or equal to the 4-Core Ratio Limit. 1-Core/2-Core
Ratio Limit must not be set to [Auto].
4-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Allows you to set the 4 Core Ratio Limit
[Auto]
Select to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting
[Manual]
Select to to manually assign a 4-Core Ratio Limit value that
is higher than or equal to the 3-Core Ratio Limit. 1-Core/2Core/3-Core Limit must not be set to [Auto]
Internal PLL Overvoltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the internal PLL voltage. Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU bus speed : DRAM speed ratio mode [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU bus speed to DRAM speed ratio mode.
[Auto]
DRAM speed is set to the optimized settings.
[100:100}
The CPU bus speed to DRAM speed ratio is set to 100:100.
[100:133]
The CPU bus speed to DRAM speed ratio is set to 100:133.
Memory Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the memory operating frequency. The configuration options vary with the
BCLK/PCIE Frequency item settings.
iGPU Max Frequency [Auto]
[Auto]
[Manual]
The iGPU frequency is set to its optimized settings.
Use the <+> or <-> to adjust the optimal iGPU frequency value. The
frequency may vary depending on the system load.
EPU Power Saving Mode [Disabled]
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Allows you to enable or disable the EPU power saving function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
EPU Setting [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the EPU Power Saving MODE item to [Enabled]
and allows you to select the EPU power saving mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Light Power Saving Mode] [Medium Power Saving Mode]
[Max Power Saving Mode]
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OC Tuner
OC Tuner automatically overclocks the frequency and voltage of CPU and DRAM for
enhancing the system performance. Configuration options: [OK] [Cancel]
DRAM Timing Control
The subitems in this menu allow you to set the DRAM timing control features. Use the <+>
and <-> keys to adjust the value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the keyboard
and press the <Enter> key.
Changing the values in this menu may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default settings.
Primary Timings
DRAM CAS# Latency [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [3 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [4 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
DRAM RAS# PRE Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [4 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
DRAM RAS# ACT Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [4 DRAM Clock] – [40 DRAM Clock]
DRAM COMMAND Mode [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] [2 DRAM Clock] [3 DRAM Clock]
Secondary Timings
DRAM RAS# to RAS# Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [4 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
DRAM REF Cycle Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [48 DRAM Clock] – [511 DRAM Clock]
DRAM Refresh Interval [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [48 DRAM Clock] – [511 DRAM Clock]
DRAM WRITE Recovery Time [Auto]
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Configuration options: [Auto] [5 DRAM Clock] – [31 DRAM Clock]
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DRAM READ to PRE Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [4 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
DRAM FOUR ACT WIN Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [16 DRAM Clock] – [63 DRAM Clock]
DRAM WRITE to READ Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [4 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
DRAM CKE Minimum pulse width [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [4 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
DRAM CAS# Write to Latency [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
DRAM RTL (CHA) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
DRAM RTL (CHB) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
DRAM I0-L (CHA) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Delay 1 Clock] - [Delay 15 Clock]
DRAM IO-L (CHB) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Delay 1 Clock] - [Delay 15 Clock]
Third Timings
tWRDR (DD) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tRWDR (DD) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
tRWSR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
tRR (DD) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tRR (DR) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tRRSR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
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tWW (DD) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
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tWW (DR) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tWWSR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
MISC
MRC Fast Boot
Allows you to enable or disable the MRC fast boot.
[Enabled]
Enables the MRC fast boot.
[Disable]
Disables the MRC fast boot.
DRAM CLK Period [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [14]
Transmitter Slew (CHA) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [7]
Transmitter Slew (CHB) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [7]
Receiver Slew (CHA) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [7]
Receiver Slew (CHB) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [7]
MCH Duty Sense (CHA) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [31]
MCH Duty Sense (CHB) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [31]
Channel A DIMM Control [Enable Bot...]
Configuration options: [Enable Both DIMMS] [Disable DIMM0] [Disable DIMM1]
[Disable Both DIMMS]
Channel B DIMM Control [Enable Bot...]
Configuration options: [Enable Both DIMMS] [Disable DIMM0] [Disable DIMM1]
[Disable Both DIMMS]
DRAM Read Additional Swizzle [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
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DRAM Write Additional Swizzle [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
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CPU Power Management
The subitems in this menu allow you to set the CPU ratio and features.
CPU Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to manually adjust the maximum non-turbo CPU ratio. Use <+> and <->
keys to adjust the value. The valid value ranges vary according to your CPU model.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology (EIST).
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
[Enabled]
The operating system dynamically adjusts the processor voltage and
core frequency which may result in decreased average consumption
and decreased average heat production.
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
Allows you to enable your core processor’s speed to run faster than the marked
frequency in a specific condition. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when you set the Turbo Mode to [Enabled].
Turbo Mode Parameters
Long Duration Power Limit [Auto]
Allows you to limit the turbo ratio’s long duration power.
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Long Duration Maintained [Auto]
Allows you to maintain the turbo ratio’s long duration power.
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Short Duration Power Limit [Auto]
Allows you to limit the turbo ratio’s long duration power.
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Primary Plane Current Limit [Auto]
Maximum instantaneous current allowed at any given time for CPU cores
Use <+> and <-> key to adjust the value at 0.125A increment.
Secondary Plane Current Limit [Auto]
Maximum instantaneous current allowed at any given time for Internal
Graphics cores. Use <+> and <-> key to adjust the value at 0.125A
increment.
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CPU Load-Line Calibration [Auto]
Load-line is defined by Intel VRM specification and affects CPU voltage. The CPU working
voltage will decrease proportionally to CPU loading. Higher value gets a higher voltage and
better overclocking performance, but increases the CPU and VRM thermal conditions. This
item allows you to adjust the voltage range from the following percentages to boost the
system performance: 0% (Regular), 25% (Medium), 50% (High), 75% (Ultra High) and 100%
(Extreme).
Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [Medium] [High] [Ultra High] [Extreme]
The actual performance boost may vary depending on your CPU specification.
CPU Voltage Frequency [Auto]
Frequency switching affects the VRM transient response, and the thermal component. Higher
frequency gets quicker transient response. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
DO NOT remove the thermal module when switching to Manual Mode. The thermal
conditions should be monitored.
VRM Spread Spectrum [Disabled]
This item appears only when you set the Frequency item to [Auto] and allows you to enable
the spread spectrum to enhance system stability.
CPU Fixed Frequency [XXX]
This item appears only when you set the VRM Frequency item to [Manual] and allows you
to set a fixed VRM frequency. Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range
from 300kHz with a 10kHz interval.
CPU Power Phase Control [Auto]
Allows you to control the power phase based on the CPU’s demands.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Standard] [Optimized] [Extreme] [Manual Adjustment]
DO NOT remove the thermal module when switching to Extreme and Manual Mode. The
thermal conditions should be monitored.
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Manual Adjustment [Fast]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Power Phase Control item to [Manual
Adjustment]. Configuration options: [Ultra Fast] [Fast] [Medium] [Regular]
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CPU Power Duty Control [T.Probe]
DIGI + VRM Duty Control adjusts the current and thermal conditions of every component’s
phase.
[T. Probe]
[Extreme]
Select to maintain the VRM thermal balance.
Select to maintain the current VRM balance.
CPU Current Capability [100%]
Allows you to configure the total power range, and extends the overclocking frequency range
simultaneously. Configuration options: [100%] [110%] [120%] [130%] [140%]
Choose a higher value when overclocking, or under a high CPU loading for extra power
support.
CPU Power Thermal Control [130]
A higher temperature brings a wider CPU power thermal range and extends the overclocking
tolerance to enlarge the O.C. potential. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
values range from 130 to 151.
DO NOT remove the thermal module. The thermal conditions should be monitored.
CPU Power Response Control [Auto]
The DIG+ VRM controller provides a faster, and precise power response rate for the CPU.
Apply a higher value for an extreme overclocking.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular: 100%] [Medium: 150%] [Fast: 200%] [Ultra Fast:
250%]
The actual performance boost may vary depending on your CPU configuration.
iGPU Load-line Calibration [Auto]
Load-line is defined by Intel VRM specifications and affects the iGPU voltage. The iGPU
working voltage decreases to integrate graphics loading. A higher value gets a higher CPU
voltage and great performance but increases the CPU and thermal conditions.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [High] [Extreme]
The actual performance boost may vary depending on your CPU specification.
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iGPU Current Capability [Auto]
A higher value brings a wider total iGPU power range and extends the overclocking
frequency range to enhance iGPU performance. Configuration options: [100%] [110%]
[120%] [130%] [140%]
DO NOT remove the thermal module. The thermal conditions must be monitored.
DRAM Current Capability [100%]
A higher value brings a wider total power range, and extends the overclocking range
simultaneously. Configuration options: [100%] [110%] [120%] [130%]
DRAM Voltage Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to adjust the DRAM switching frequency. Assign a fixed high DRAM frequency to
increase the O.C. range, or a low DRAM frequency for a better system stability.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
DRAM Fixed Frequency Mode [300]
This item only appears when you set the DRAM Frequency Mode item to [Manual], and
allows you to set a fixed DRAM frequency. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
values range from 300k Hz to 500k Hz with a 10k Hz interval.
DRAM Power Phase Control [Auto]
[Auto]
Allows you to set the Auto mode.
[Extreme]
Allows you to set the full phase mode.
[Optimized]
Allows you to set the ASUS optimized phase tuning profile.
DRAM Power Thermal Control [110]
A higher temperature brings a wider DRAM power thermal range, and extends the
overclocking tolerance to enlarge the O.C. potential. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the
value. The values range from 110 to 131.
DO NOT remove the thermal module. The thermal conditions must be monitored.
CPU Voltage [Offset Mode]
[Manual Mode] Allows you to set a fixed CPU voltage.
[Offset Mode]
Allows you to set the Offset voltage.
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Offset Mode Sign [+]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Voltage item to [Offset Mode].
[+]
[–]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
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CPU Offset Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Voltage item to [Offset Mode] and allows you
to set the Offset voltage. The values range from 0.005V to 0.635V with a 0.005V interval.
CPU Manual Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Voltage item to [Manual Mode] and allows you
to set a fixed CPU voltage. The values range from 0.800V to 1.92V with a 0.005V interval.
Refer to the CPU documentation before setting the CPU voltage. Setting a high voltage
may damage the CPU permanently, and setting a low voltage may result to an unstable
system.
iGPU Voltage [Offset Mode]
[Manual Mode] Allows you to set a fixed iGPU voltage.
[Offset Mode]
Allows you to manually set the Offset voltage.
iGPU Offset Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the iGPU Voltage to [Offset Mode] and allows you to set
the Offset voltage. The values range from 0.005V to 0.635V with 0.005V interval.
iGPU Manual Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the iGPU Voltage to [Manual Mode] and allows you to
set a fixed iGPU voltage. The values range from 0.8V to 1.92V with a 0.005V interval.
DRAM Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM voltage. The values range from 1.20V to 1.92V with a 0.005V
interval.
According to Intel CPU specifications, DIMMs with voltage requirement over 1.65V may
damage the CPU permanently. We recommend that you install the DIMMs with the voltage
requirement below 1.65V.
VCCSA Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the VCCSA voltage. The values range from 0.80V to 1.70V with a 0.00625V
interval.
VCCIO Voltage [Auto]
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Allows you to set the VCCIO voltage. The values range from 0.80V to 1.70V with a 0.00625V
interval.
CPU PLL Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU and PCH PLL voltage. The values range from 1.20V to 2.20V with
a 0.00625V interval.
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PCH Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the Platform Controller Hub voltage. The values range from 0.80V to 1.70V
with a 0.01V interval.
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The values of the CPU PLL Voltage, CPU Manual Voltage, CPU Offset Voltage,
iGPU Manual Voltage, iGPU Offset Voltage, DRAM Voltage, VCCSA Voltage, VCCIO
Voltage, and PCH Voltage items are labeled in different color, indicating the risk levels
of high voltage settings.
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The system may need better cooling system to work stably under high voltage
settings.
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When you enable the OV_CPU/DRAM jumper, the CPU Manual Voltage and DRAM
Voltage increases to a maximum 2.3V range.
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHA/B [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM DATA Reference Voltage on Channel A/B. The values
range from 0.395x to 0.630x with a 0.005x interval. Different ratio might enhance DRAM
overclocking ability.
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHA/B [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM Control Reference Voltage on Channel A/B. The values
range from 0.395x to 0.630x with a 0.005x interval. Different ratio might enhance DRAM
overclocking ability.
CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto]
[Auto]
Automatic configuration.
[Enabled]
Sets to [Enabled] for EMI control.
[Disabled]
Enhances the BCLK overclocking ability.
BCLK Recovery
Allows you to recover the BCLK parameters.
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Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
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Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system
devices.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values
can cause the system to malfunction.
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Main
Ai Tweaker
Advanced
Exit
Monitor
Boot
Tool
CPU Configuration Parameters
> CPU Configuration
> PCH Configuration
> SATA Configuration
> System Agent Configuration
> USB Configuration
> Onboard Devices Configuration
> APM
> Network Stack
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F12: Print Screen
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3.5.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically
detects.
The items in this menu may vary based on the CPU installed.
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Back
Exit
Advanced
Monitor
Boot
Tool
Advanced\ CPU Configuration >
Adjust Non-Turbo Ratio
CPU Configuration
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3550 CPU 0 @ 3.30GHz
EM64T
Processor Speed
Processor Stepping
Microcode Revision
L1 Data Cache
L1 Code Cache
L2 Cache
L3 Cache
Processor Cores
Intel HT Technology
CPU Ratio Range
CPU Current Ratio
Supported
3300 MHz
306a8
7
32 kB x 2
32 kB x 2
256 kB x 2
6144 kB
4
Not Supported
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Intel Adaptive Thermal Monitor
Enabled
Active Processor Cores
All
Limit CPUID Maximum
Disabled
Execute Disable Bit
Enabled
Intel Virtualization Technology
Disabled
Hardware Prefetcher
Enabled
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
Enabled
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Intel Adaptive Thermal Monitor [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the overheated CPU to throttle its clock speed to cool down.
Disables the CPU thermal monitor function.
Active Processor Cores [All]
Allows you to choose the number of CPU cores to activate in each processor package.
Configuration options: [All] [1] [2] [3]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
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Limit CPUID Maximum [Disabled]
Allows legacy operating systems to boot even without support for CPUs
with extended CPUID functions.
Disables this function.
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Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the No-Execution Page Protection Technology.
Forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero (0).
Intel Virtualization Technology [Disabled]
®
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows a hardware platform to run multiple operating systems separately
and simultaneously, enabling one system to virtually function as several
systems.
Disables this function.
Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows a hardware platform to automatically analyze the requirements and
prefetch data and codes for the CPU.
Disables this function.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows a hardware platform to perform adjacent cache line prefetching.
Disables this function.
CPU Power Management Configuration
This item allows you to manage and configure the CPU’s power.
CPU Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the ratio between the CPU Core Clock and the BCLK Frequency. Use
<+> and <-> keys to adjust the ratio. The valid value ranges vary according to your
CPU model.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology (EIST).
[Disabled]
The CPU runs at its default speed.
[Enabled}
The operating system controls the CPU speed.
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
Allows you to set the processor cores to run faster than the marked frequency in a
specific condition. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU C1E [Auto]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the C1E support function. This function must be enabled to
enable or disable the Intel® Turbo Mode Technology.
Disables the function.
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CPU C3 Report [Auto]
Allows you to disable or enable the CPU C3 report to OS.
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CPU C6 Report [Auto]
Allows you to disable or enable the CPU C6 report to OS.
Package C State Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU C State support.
3.5.2
PCH Configuration
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PCH Configuration
High Precision Timer
Enabled
Enabled/Disabled the High Precision
Event Timer.
> Intel (R) Rapid Start Technology
> Intel (R) Smart Connect Technology
High Precision Timer [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the High Precision Event Timer.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Intel Smart Connect Technology [Disabled]
Allow you to enable or disable Intel Smart Connect Technology.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Intel Rapid Start Technology [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Intel Rapid Start Technology.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
The following items appear only when you set the Intel Rapid Start Technology to
[Enabled].
Entry on S3 RTC Wake [Enabled]
The system automatically wakes up and set to Rapid Start Technology S4 mode.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled
Entry After [Immediately]
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Allows you to set the wake-up time.
Configuration options: [Immediately] [1 minute] [2 minutes] [5 minutes] [10 minutes]
[15 minutes] [30 minutes] [1 hour] [2 hours]
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Active Page Threshold Support [Enabled]
The system automatically set itself to sleep when the partition size is not enough for
Rapid Start Technology to work. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Active Memory Threshold [0]
Key in the value for the additional partition size for Rapid Start Technology to work.
Ensure that the caching partition size is larger than the total memory size.
3.5.3
SATA Configuration
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. The
SATA Port items show Not Present if no SATA device is installed to the corresponding SATA
port.
Scroll down to display the other BIOS items.
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Advanced\ SATA Configuration >
SATA Configuration
SATA Mode Selection
AHCI
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check
Enabled
SATA 6G_1 (Gray)
Hot Plug
SATA 6G_2 (Gray)
Hot Plug
SATA 3G_3 (Blue)
Hot Plug
SATA 3G_4 (Blue)
Hot Plug
SATA 3G_5 (Blue)
Hot Plug
MSATA (Black)
(1) IDE Mode. (2) AHCI Mode. (3)
RAID Mode.
Not Present
Disabled
Not Present
Disabled
Not Present
Disabled
Not Present
Disabled
Not Present
Disabled
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SATA Mode Selection [AHCI]
Allows you to set the SATA configuration.
[Disabled]
[IDE]
[AHCI]
Disables the SATA function.
Set to [IDE Mode] when you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as
Parallel ATA physical storage devices.
Set to [AHCI Mode] when you want the SATA hard disk drives to use the
AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface). The AHCI allows the onboard
storage driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that increases
storage performance on random workloads by allowing the drive to
internally optimize the order of commands.
[RAID]
Set to [RAID Mode] when you want to create a RAID configuration from the
SATA hard disk drives.
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check [Enabled]
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitor system. When
read/write of your hard disk errors occur, this feature allows the hard disk to report warning
messages during the POST. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Hot Plug [Disabled]
These items appear only when you set the SATA Mode Selection item to [AHCI] or [RAID],
and allow you to enable/disable SATA Hot Plug Support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
3.5.4
System Agent Configuration
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System Agent Bridge Name
Memory Remap Feature
IvyBridge
Enabled
Enable or disable memory remap above
4G.
> Graphics Configuration
> NB PCIe Configuration
Chapter 3
Memory Remap Feature [Enabled]
Allows you to enable remapping the memory above 4GB.
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the function.
Disables this function.
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Graphics Configuration
Allows you to select a primary display from iGPU, and PCIe graphical devices.
Primary Display [Auto]
Allows you to select which of the iGPU/PCIE Graphics device should be the Primary
Display. Configuration options: [Auto] [IGPU] [PCIE]
iGPU Memory [64M]
Allows you to select the amount of system memory allocated to DVMT 5.0 used by the
iGPU. Configuration options: [32M] [64M] [96M] [128M] [160M] [192M] [224M] [256M]
[288M][320M] [352M] [384M] [416M] [448M] [480M] [512M] [1024M]
Render Standby [Enabled]
Allows you to enable the Intel Graphics Render Standby support to reduce the iGPU
power use when idle. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
iGPU Multi-Monitor [Disabled]
Allows you to enable the iGPU Multi-Monitor. For Lucid Virtu MVP function supports,
set this item to [Enabled] to empower both integrated and discrete graphics. iGPU
shared system memory size is fixed in 64MB.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
NB PCIe Configuration
Allows you to configure the NB PCI Express settings.
PCIEx16 Link Speed [Auto]
Allows you to configure the PCIEx16 speed.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1] [Gen2] [Gen3]
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3.5.5
Intel® Thunderbolt
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Intel (R) Thunderbolt Configuration
Wake from Thunderbolt Devices
Enabled
Thunderbolt PCIe Cache-line Size
32
Extra Bus Reserved
45
Reserved Memory
60
Prefetchable Memory
60
Reserved I/O
24
Thunderbolt Wake Delay
0
Wake From Thunderbolt Devices [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the function to wake the system from Thunderbolt devices.
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the function.
Disables this function.
Thunderbolt PCIe Cache-line Size [32]
Allows you to configure a cache-line size.
Configuration options: [0] [1] [2] [4] [8] [16] [32] [62] [128]
Thunderbolt Wake Delay [0]
Allows you to configure a delay time to wake the system.
Per Thunderbolt device’s requirement, an appropriate portion of the following system
requirements will be allocated for Thunderbolt’s full support functions:
Extra BUS Reserved [45]
Increase the value for multi-function monitors.
Reserved Memory [60]
Increase the value for storage/graphic devices.
Prefetachable memory [60]
Chapter 3
Increase the value for storage/graphic devices.
Reserved I/O [24K]
Increase the value for storage devices.
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3.5.6
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the USB-related features.
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USB Configuration
USB Devices:
1 Keyboard, 1 Mouse, 2 Hubs
Legacy USB Support
Enabled
Legacy USB3.0 Support
Enabled
Intel xHCI Mode
Enabled
EHCI Hand-off
Disabled
Mass Storage Devices
Auto
Enables Legacy USB support. AUTO
option disables legacy support if no
USB devices are connected. DISABLE
option will keep USB devices
available only for EFI applications.
The USB Devices item shows the auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the
item shows None.
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the support for USB devices on legacy operating systems (OS).
[Auto]
Allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. If
detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is
detected, the legacy USB support is disabled.
[Disabled]
The USB devices can be used only for the BIOS setup program.
Legacy USB3.0 Support [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the support for USB 3.0 devices on legacy operating systems
(OS).
Disables the function.
Intel xHCI Mode [Smart Auto]
[Auto]
Keeps the last operation of xHCI controller in OS during bootup.
[Enabled]
Enables the function.
[Smart Auto]
[Disabled]
Enables the operation of xHCI controller.
Disables the function.
EHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
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[Enabled]
feature.
[Disabled]
Enables the support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off
Disables the function.
Mass Storage Devices [Auto]
Allows you to set the type of emulation for your USB storage devices.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Floppy] [Forced FDD] [Hard-disk] [CD-ROM]
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3.5.7
Onboard Devices Configuration
Scroll down to view the other BIOS items.
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HD Audio Controller
Enabled
Front Panel Type
HD
SPDIF Out Type
SPDIF
Bluetooth Controller
Enabled/Disabled Bluetooth Controller
Enabled
Wi-Fi Controller
AUTO
Marvell Storage Controller
Enabled
Marvell Storage OPROM
Enabled
Marvell Storage Firmware Check and Update
Enabled
ASM1061 Storage Controller (Rear)
Enabled
ASM1061 Storage OPROM
Enabled
Asmedia USB 3.0 Controller (USB3_E12)
Enabled
ASMedia USB 3.0 Battery Charging Support
Disabled
Intel LAN Controller
Enabled
Intel PXE OPROM
Enabled
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HD Audio Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the High Definition Audio Controller.
Disables the controller.
The following two items appear only when you set the Azalia HD Audio item to [Enabled].
Front Panel Type [HD]
Allows you to set the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97 or highdefinition audio depending on the audio standard that the front panel audio module supports.
[AC97]
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to high definition audio.
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97
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[HD]
SPDIF Out Type [SPDIF]
[SPDIF]
[HDMI]
Sets to [SPDIF] for SPDIF audio output.
Sets to [HDMI] for HDMI audio output.
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Bluetooth Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the onboard Bluetooth controller.
Disables the onboard Bluetooth controller.
Wi-Fi Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the onboard Wi-Fi controller.
Disables the onboard Wi-Fi controller.
Marvell Storage Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to select the Marvell® storage controller operating mode.
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the Marvell® controller.
Enables the Marvell® controller.
Marvell Storage OPROM [Enabled]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows you to enable
or disable the OptionRom of the Marvell® storage controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Marvell Storage Firmware Check and Update [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables firmware check and update.
Enables firmware check and update.
ASM1061 Storage Controller (Rear) [Enabled]
Allows you to select the ASM1061 storage controller operating mode.
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the ASM1061 storage controller.
Enables the ASM1061 storage controller.
ASM1061 Storage OPROM [Enabled]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows you to enable
or disable the OptionRom of the ASM1061storage controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
ASmedia USB 3.0 Controller (USB3_E12) [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the USB 3.0 controller.
Disables the USB 3.0 controller.
ASmedia USB 3.0 Battery Charging Support [Disabled]
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[Enabled]
Enables Asmedia USB 3.0 fast battery charging support for USB 3.0
devices complying with the BC 1.1 regulation.
[Disabled]
Disables battery charging support.
Intel LAN1 Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
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Enables the Intel® LAN controller (LAN1_USB3_34).
Disables the Intel® LAN controller.
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Intel PXE OPROM [Disabled]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows you to enable
or disable the PXE OptionRom of the Intel LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Intel LAN2 Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the Intel controller (LAN2_USB_56).
[Disabled]
Disables the Intel controller (LAN2_USB_56).
Intel PXE OPROM [Disabled]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows you to enable
or disable the PXE OptionRom of the Intel 82583 LAN.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
3.5.8
APM
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ErP Ready
Restore AC Power Loss
Disabled
Power Off
Power On By PCIE/PCI
Disabled
Power On By RTC
Disabled
Allow BIOS to switch off some power
at S5 to get the system ready for ErP
requirement. When set to Enabled, all
other PME options will be switched
off.
ErP Ready [Disabled]
This item allows user to switch off some power at S5 to get the system ready for ErP
requirement. When set to [Enabled], all other PME options will be switched off.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Restore AC Power Loss [Power Off]
[Power On]
The system goes into on state after an AC power loss.
[Last State]
The system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state was
before the AC power loss.
[Power Off]
The system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
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Power On By PCIE/PCI [Disabled]
Disables the PCIE/PCI devices to generate a wake-on-LAN feature of the
Intel/Realtek LAN device.
Enables the PCIE/PCI devices to generate a wake-on-LAN feature of the
Intel/Realtek LAN device.
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Power On By RTC [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Disables RTC to generate a wake event.
When set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date (Days) and Hour/
Minute/Second will become user-configurable with set values.
[Enabled]
3.5.9
Network Stack
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Network Stack
Disabled Link
Enable/Disable the network stack (PXE
and UEFI)
Network Stack [Disable Link]
This item allows user to disable or enable the UEFI network stack.
Configuration options: [Disable Link] [Enable]
The following item appears only when you set the Network Stack to [Enabled].
Ipv4/Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Ipv4/Ipv6 PXE boot option.
Configuration options: [Disabled Link] [Enabled]
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3.6
Monitor menu
The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change
the fan settings.
Scroll down to display the other BIOS items.
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CPU Temperature
+73ºC / +163ºF
MB Temperature
+31ºC / +87ºF
CPU Fan Speed
Tool
4192 RPM
CPU OPT Speed
N/A
Chassis Fan 1 Speed
N/A
Chassis Fan 2 Speed
N/A
Chassis Fan 3 Speed
N/A
Chassis Fan 4 Speed
Boot
N/A
CPU Voltage
+1.186 V
3.3V Voltage
+3.312 V
5V Voltage
+5.080 V
12V Voltage
+12.192 V
CPU Q-Fan Control
Enabled
CPU Fan Speed Low Limit
600 RPM
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CPU Temperature / MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and motherboard
temperatures. Select Ignore if you do not wish to display the detected temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] / [N/A], CPU OPT Speed [xxxx RPM]
or [Ignore] / [N/A], Chassis Fan 1/4 Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] / [N/A]
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The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU, chassis,
and power fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A. Select [Ignore] if you do not wish to display the detected
speed.
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CPU Q-Fan Control [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Disables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
[Enabled]
Enables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
CPU Fan Speed Low Limit [600 RPM]
This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature and allows you to
disable or set the CPU fan warning speed. Configuration options: [Ignore] [200 RPM] [300
RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM] [600 RPM]
CPU Fan Profile [Standard]
This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature and allows
you to set the appropriate performance level of the CPU fan.
[Standard]
Sets to [Standard] to make the CPU fan automatically adjust
depending on the CPU temperature.
[Silent]
Sets to [Silent] to minimize the fan speed for quiet CPU fan operation.
[Manual]
Sets to [Manual] to assign detailed fan speed control parameters.
[Turbo]
Sets to [Turbo] to achieve maximum CPU fan speed.
The following four items appear only when you set CPU Fan Profile to [Manual].
CPU Upper Temperature [70]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the upper limit of the CPU temperature.
The values range from 40ºC to 90ºC.
CPU Fan Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the maximum CPU fan duty cycle. The
values range from 20% to 100%. When the CPU temperature reaches the
upper limit, the CPU fan will operate at the maximum duty cycle.
CPU Lower Temperature [20]
Displays the lower limit of the CPU temperature.
CPU Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [20]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the minimum CPU fan duty cycle. The
values range from 0% to 100%. When the CPU temperature is under 40ºC,
the CPU fan will operate at the minimum duty cycle.
Chassis Q-Fan Control 1/4 [Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the Chassis Q-Fan control feature.
Enables the Chassis Q-Fan control feature.
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Chassis Fan Speed Low Limit 1/4 [600 RPM]
This item appears only when you enable the Chassis Q-Fan Control feature and allows you
to disable or set the chassis fan warning speed. Configuration options: [Ignore] [200 RPM]
[300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM] [600 RPM]
Chassis Fan 1/4 Profile [Standard]
This item appears only when you enable the Chassis Q-Fan Control feature and allows
you to set the appropriate performance level of the chassis fan.
[Standard]
Sets to [Standard] to make the chassis fan automatically adjust
depending on the chassis temperature.
[Silent]
[Turbo]
[Manual]
Sets to [Silent] to minimize the fan speed for quiet chassis fan
operation.
Sets to [Turbo] to achieve maximum chassis fan speed.
Sets to [Manual] to assign detailed fan speed control parameters.
The following four items appear only when you set Chassis Fan Profile to [Manual].
Chassis Upper Temperature [70]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the upper limit of the CPU temperature.
The values range from 40ºC to 90ºC.
Chassis Fan Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the maximum chassis fan duty cycle.
The values range from 20% to 100%. When the chassis temperature
reaches the upper limit, the chassis fan will operate at the maximum duty
cycle.
Chassis Lower Temperature [40]
Displays the lower limit of the chassis temperature.
CPU Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [60]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the minimum chassis fan duty cycle.
The values range from 0% to 100%. When the chassis temperature is
under 40ºC, the chassis fan will operate at the minimum duty cycle.
CPU Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard
voltage regulators. Select Ignore if you do not want to detect this item.
Anti Surge Support [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the Anti Surge function.
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3.7
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.
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Bootup NumLock State
On
Full Screen Logo
Enabled
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error
Option ROM Messages
Boot
Tool
Select the keyboard NumLock state
Enabled
Force BIOS
Setup Mode
EZ Mode
UEFI/Legacy Boot
Enable bot...
PCI ROM Priority
Legacy ROM
Boot Option Priorities
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Bootup NumLock State [On]
[On]
[Off]
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [On].
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [Off].
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the full screen logo display feature.
Disables the full screen logo display feature.
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo 2™ feature.
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Wait For ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
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Disables this function.
The system waits for the <F1> key to be pressed when error occurs.
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Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]
[Force BIOS]
[Keep Current]
The third-party ROM messages will be forced to display during the boot
sequence.
The third-party ROM messages will be displayed only if the third-party
manufacturer had set the add-on device to do so.
Setup Mode [EZ Mode]
[Advanced Mode]Sets Advanced Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup
program.
[EZ Mode]
Sets EZ Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup program.
UEFI/Legacy Boot [Enable both UEFI and Legacy]
[Enable both UEFI and Legacy]Enables both UEFI and Legacy boot.
[Disable UEFI]
Enables the Legacy boot, and disables the UEFI boot.
[Disable Legacy] Enables the UEFI booth, and disables the Legacy boot.
PCI ROM Priority [Legacy ROM]
[Legacy ROM]
[EFI Compatibe ROM]
Launch Legacy ROM
Launch UEFI Compatible ROM
Boot Option Priorities
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The
number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices
installed in the system.
•
•
To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, do any of the following:
•
Press <F5> when ASUS Logo appears.
•
Press <F8> after POST.
To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo
appears.
Boot Override
Chapter 3
These items displays the available devices. The number of device items that appears on
the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Click an item to start
booting from the selected device.
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Tools menu
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the submenu.
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Boot
Tool
Be used to update BIOS
> ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility
> ASUS O.C. Profile
> ASUS SPD Information
3.8.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Enter>, a confirmation message
appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No], then press <Enter> to
confirm your choice.
For more details, refer to section 3.10.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility.
3.8.2
ASUS O.C. Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Back
Exit
Advanced
Monitor
O.C. Profile Configuration
Setup
Setup
Setup
Setup
Setup
Setup
Setup
Setup
Profile
Profile
Profile
Profile
Profile
Profile
Profile
Profile
Boot
Tool
Tool\ ASUS O.C. Profile >
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Status
Status
Status
Status
Status
Status
Status
Status
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
Save BIOS settings to Profile
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Installed
Add Your CMOS Profile
Label
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Save to Profile
1
Add Your CMOS Profile
Load from Profile
1
The Setup Profile Status items show Not Installed if no profile is created.
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Save to Profile
Allows you to save the current BIOS settings to the BIOS Flash, and create a profile. Key in a
profile number from one to eight, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
Load from Profile
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Key in the profile
number that saved your BIOS settings, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
3.8.3
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent the
system boot failure!
•
We recommend that you update the BIOS file only coming from the same memory/
CPU configuration and BIOS version.
ASUS SPD Information
Allows you to view the DRAM SPD information.
UEFI BIOS Utility - Advanced Mode
Ai Tweaker
Main
Advanced
Monitor
Boot
Tool
Tool\ ASUS SPD Information >
DIMM Slot #
DIMM_A2
Manufacturer Module Size Maximum Bandwidth Part Number Serial Number Product Week/Year
SPD Ext. XMP Rev. JEDEC ID
Frequency(Mhz)
Voltage (V)
CAS# Lantency (tCL)
RAS# to CAS# (tRCD)
RAS# Precharge(tRP)
tRAS
tRC
tWR
tRRD
tRFC
tWTR
tRTP
tFAW
tCWL
Command Rate
JEDEC
XMP #1
1333
1.500
9
9
9
24
33
1333
1.600
7
7
7
21
31
10
4
74
5
5
20
10
5
1707
5
5
24
6
2
DIMM Slot number
Team Group Inc.
2048 MBytes
1333 Mhz
Tri-Dark-1333
060369f9
50/2012
XMP
1.2
XMP #2
→←: Select Screen
↑↓: Select Item
Enter: Select
+/-: Change Opt.
F1: General Help
F2: Previous Values
F5: Optimized Defaults
F10: Save ESC: Exit
F12: Print Screen
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Version 2.00.1208. Copyright (C) 2012 American Megatrends, Inc.
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3.9
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal default values for the BIOS items, and
save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. You can access the EZ Mode from the Exit
menu.
Exit
Load Optimized Defaults
Save Changes & Reset
Discard Changes & Exit
ASUS EZ Mode
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
Load Optimized Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup
menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation window appears.
Select Yes to load the default values.
Save Changes & Reset
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit menu to
ensure the values you selected are saved. When you select this option or if you press <F10>,
a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to save changes and exit.
Discard Changes & Exit
This option allows you to exit the Setup program without saving your changes. When you
select this option or if you press <Esc>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to
discard changes and exit.
ASUS EZ Mode
This option allows you to enter the EZ Mode screen.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
This option allows you to attempt to launch the EFI Shell application (shellx64.efi) from one of
the available filesystem devices.
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3.10
Updating BIOS
The ASUS website publishes the latest BIOS versions to provide enhancements on system
stability, compatibility, or performance. However, BIOS updating is potentially risky. If there
is no problem using the current version of BIOS, DO NOT manually update the BIOS.
Inappropriate BIOS updating may result in the system’s failure to boot. Carefully follow the
instructions of this chapter to update your BIOS if necessary.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard.
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard BIOS setup program.
1.
ASUS Update: Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.
2.
ASUS EZ Flash 2: Updates the BIOS using a USB flash drive.
3.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3: Restores the BIOS using the motherboard support DVD or a
USB flash drive when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.
4.
ASUS BIOS Updater: Updates and back ups the BIOS in DOS environment using the
motherboard support DVD and a USB flash disk drive.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a USB flash disk in case you need to
restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update
or BIOS Updater utilities.
3.10.1
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard
BIOS in Windows® environment.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet
Service Provider (ISP).
•
This utility is available in the support DVD that comes with the motherboard package.
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Launching ASUS Update
To launch ASUS Update, click Update > ASUS Update on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
1.
From the ASUS Update screen, select
Update BIOS from Internet, and then
click Next.
2.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest you
to avoid network traffic.
If you want to enable the BIOS
downgrade and auto backup functions,
tick Enable BIOS downgrade and
Automatically backup my current
BIOS.
3.
Select the BIOS version that you
want to download. Click Next.
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Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
1.
From the ASUS Update screen, select
Update BIOS from file, and then click
Next.
2.
Locate the BIOS file and click Next.
3.
You can decide whether to change
the BIOS boot logo. Click Yes if you
want to change the boot logo or No to
continue.
4.
Follow the onscreen instructions to
complete the update process.
•
The screenshots in this section are for reference only. The actual BIOS information
vary by models.
•
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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3.10.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 allows you to update the BIOS without having to use a bootable floppy disk
or an OS‑based utility.
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS from the ASUS website
at www.asus.com.
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port.
2.
Enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select
ASUS EZ Flash Utility and press <Enter> to enable it.
Exit
ASUSTek EZ Flash BIOS ROM Utility V00.75
Flash Info
MODEL: P8Z77-V PREMIUM
VER: 0202
DATE: 03/12/2012
fs0:\
Drive
Folder Info
fs0:\
fs1:\
03/15/12
10:23p
4194304
P8Z77VP.CAP
File Infor
MODEL:
VER:
DATE:
Help Info
[Enter] Select or Load
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[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/PageUp/PageDown/Home/End] Move
[Esc] Exit
[F2] Backup
3.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive field.
4.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS,
and then press <Enter>.
5.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.
6.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file, and then press <Enter> to perform
the BIOS update process. Reboot the system when the update process is done.
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•
This function can support devices such as a USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and
single partition only.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system
boot failure!
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select
the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit menu. See section 3.9 Exit Menu for
details.
3.10.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility 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 restore a
corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD or a USB flash drive that contains
the BIOS file.
The BIOS file in the motherboard support DVD may be older than the BIOS file published
on the ASUS official website. If you want to use the newer BIOS file, download the file at
support.asus.com and save it to a USB flash drive.
Recovering the BIOS
To recover the BIOS:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the motherboard support DVD to the optical drive, or the USB flash drive
containing the BIOS file to the USB port.
3.
The utility automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file. When found, the utility
reads the BIOS file and enters ASUS EZ Flash 2 automatically.
4.
The system requires you to enter BIOS Setup to recover the BIOS setting. To ensure
system compatibility and stability, we recommend that you press <F5> to load default
BIOS values.
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DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause
system boot failure!
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3.10.4
ASUS BIOS Updater
The ASUS BIOS Updater allows you to update the BIOS in DOS environment. This utility also
allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as a backup when the BIOS fails or
gets corrupted during the updating process.
The succeeding utility screens are for reference only. The actual utility screen displays may
not be same as shown.
Before updating BIOS
1.
Prepare the motherboard support DVD and a USB flash drive in FAT32/16 format and
single partition.
2.
Download the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater from the ASUS website at
http://support.asus.com and save them on the USB flash drive.
3.
•
NTFS is not supported under DOS environment. Do not save the BIOS file and BIOS
Updater to a hard disk drive or USB flash drive in NTFS format.
•
Do not save the BIOS file to a floppy disk due to low disk capacity.
Turn off the computer and disconnect all SATA hard disk drives (optional).
Booting the system in DOS environment
1.
Insert the USB flash drive with the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater to the USB port.
2.
Boot your computer. When the ASUS Logo appears, press <F8> to show the BIOS
Boot Device Select Menu. Insert the support DVD into the optical drive and select the
optical drive as the boot device.
Please select boot device:
SATA: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
USB XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
UEFI: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Enter Setup
↑ and ↓ to move selection
ENTER to select boot device
ESC to boot using defaults
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3. When the Make Disk menu appears, select the FreeDOS command prompt item by
pressing the item number.
4.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type d: and press <Enter> to switch the disk from Drive C
(optical drive) to Drive D (USB flash drive).
Welcome to FreeDOS (http://www.freedos.org)!
C:\>d:
D:\>
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using BIOS Updater:
1.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /pc /g and press <Enter>.
D:\>bupdater /pc /g
2.
The BIOS Updater screen appears as below.
ASUSTek BIOS Updater for DOS V1.30 [2012/12/22]
FLASH TYPE: MX1C 25L1065A
Current ROM
Update ROM
BOARD:P8Z77-V PREMIUM
BOARD: UNKNOWN
VER: 0204
VER: UNKNOWN
DATE: 01/01/2012
DATE: UNKNOWN
PATH: A:\
A:
P8Z77VD.CAP
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[Tab] Switch
[B] Backup
[V] Drive Info
[Esc] Exit
Press <Tab> to switch between screen fields and use the <Up/Down/Home/End> keys
to select the BIOS file and press <Enter>. BIOS Updater checks the selected BIOS file
and prompts you to confirm BIOS update.
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Are you sure to update BIOS?
Yes
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4.
Select Yes and press <Enter>. When BIOS update is done, press <ESC> to exit BIOS
Updater. Restart your computer.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot
failure!
•
For BIOS Updater version 1.04 or later, the utility automatically exits to the DOS
prompt after updating BIOS.
•
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability.
Select the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit BIOS menu. See Chaper 3
of your motherboard user manual for details.
•
Ensure to connect all SATA hard disk drives after updating the BIOS file if you have
disconnected them.
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Software support
4.1
4.2
Installing an operating system
4
•
This motherboard supports Windows® XP/ 64-bit XP/ 7 / 64-bit 7 operating systems
(OS).
•
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup procedures presented
in this chapter for reference only. Refer to your OS documentation for detailed
information.
•
Ensure that you install the Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later versions before
installing the drivers for better compatibility and system stability.
Support DVD information
The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the
ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.
4.2.1
Running the support DVD
Place the support DVD into the optical drive. The DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu
if Autorun is enabled in your computer. Click each menu tab and select the items you want to
install.
The Drivers menu shows the available
device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary
drivers to use the devices.
The Utilities
menu shows the
applications and
other software that
the motherboard
supports.
The Make Disk menu
contains items to
create the RAID/AHCI
driver disk.
The Manual menu contains
the list of supplementary user
manuals. Click an item to open
the folder of the user manual.
Click the Contact
tab to display the
ASUS contact
information.
Click an icon
to display DVD/
motherboard
information
Chapter 4
Click an item
to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the DVD.
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Obtaining the software manuals
The software manuals are included in the support DVD. Follow the instructions below to get
the necessary software manuals.
The software manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install the Adobe®
Acrobat® Reader from the Utilities menu before opening the files.
1.
Click the Manual tab. Click ASUS
Motherboard Utility Guide from
the manual list on the left.
2.
The Manual folder of the support
DVD appears. Double-click the
folder of your selected software.
3.
Some software manuals are
provided in different languages.
Double-click the language to show
the software manual.
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The screenshots in this section are for reference only. The actual software manuals
containing in the support DVD vary by models.
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4.3
Software information
4.3.1
AI Suite II
Most of the applications in the support DVD have wizards that will conveniently guide you
through the installation. View the online help or readme file that came with the software
application for more information.
AI Suite II is an all-in-one interface that integrates several ASUS utilities and allows users to
launch and operate these utilities simultaneously.
Installing AI Suite II
To install AI Suite II on your computer:
1.
Place the support DVD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab appears if your
computer has enabled the Autorun feature.
2.
Click Utilities tab > AI Suite II.
3.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
Using AI Suite II
AI Suite II automatically starts when you enter the Windows® operating system (OS). The AI
Suite II icon appears in the Windows® notification area. Click the icon to open the AI Suite II
main menu bar.
Click each button to select and launch a utility, to monitor the system, to update the
motherboard BIOS, to display the system information, and to customize the settings of AI
Suite II.
Shortcut to the Auto Tuning Mode
under TurboV EVO
Click to monitor sensors or
CPU frequency
Click to customize the
interface settings
Click to show the
system information
Click to update the motherboard BIOS
•
The Auto Tuning button appears only on models with the TurboV EVO function.
•
The applications in the Tool menu vary with motherboard models and CPUs installed.
•
The screeshots of AI Suite II in this user manual are for reference only. The actual
screenshots vary with models.
•
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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4.3.2
TurboV EVO
ASUS TurboV EVO includes TurboV that allows you to manually adjust the CPU frequency
and related voltages such as Auto Tuning that offers automatic and easy overclocking and
system boost performance.
To launch AI Suite II, click Tool > TurboV EVO on the AI Suite II main menu bar..
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at www.asus.
com for detailed software configuration.
TurboV
TurboV allows you to overclock the BCLK frequency, CPU voltage, and DRAM voltage in
Windows® environment and in real-time without exiting and rebooting the OS.
Refer to the CPU documentation before adjusting CPU voltage settings. Setting a high
voltage may damage the CPU permanently, and setting a low voltage may lead to an
unstable system.
For system stability, all changes made in TurboV will not be saved to BIOS settings and will
not be kept on the next system boot. Use the Save Profile function to save your customized
overclocking settings and manually load the profile after Windows starts.
Click to select
mode
Load profile
Target values
Current values
Click to show
settings
Save the current
settings as a new
profile
Voltage
Adjustment
bars
Undoes all the changes
Click to restore
all startup
settings
Applies all the
changes immediately
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Using Advanced Mode
Click on the Advanced Mode tab to adjust the advanced voltage settings.
Advanced mode
Target values
Current values
Undoes all the changes
Applies all the
changes immediately
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Click to restore all
startup settings
Voltage
Adjustment
bars
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CPU Ratio
Allows you to manually adjust the CPU ratio.
•
The first time you use CPU Ratio, go to AI Tweaker > CPU Power Management in
BIOS and set the Turbo Ratio item to [Maximum Turbo Ratio setting in OS].
•
Set the CPU Ratio Setting item in BIOS to [Auto] before using the CPU Ratio function
in TurboV. Refer to the BIOS chapter of your motherboard user manual for details.
•
The CPU Ratio bars show the status of the CPU cores, which vary with your CPU
model.
1.
Click on the CPU Ratio tab.
2.
Drag the adjustment bar upwards or downwards to the desired value.
3.
Click Apply to save the changes made.
CPU Ratio
Adjustment bar
Click to restore all
startup settings
Undoes all the changes
Applies all the
changes immediately
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GPU Boost
GPU Boost overclocks the integrated iGPU for the best graphics performance.
1.
Click More Settings > GPU Boost tab.
2.
Adjust the iGPU Max Frequency and iGPU Voltage.
3.
Click Yes to save the changes made.
GPU Boost
Target values
Adjustment bars
Current values
Undoes all the changes
Click to restore all
startup settings
Applies all the
changes immediately
Auto Tuning
ASUS TurboV EVO provides you with these two auto-tuning modes for the most flexible autotuning options.
•
•
•
The overclocking result varies with the CPU model and the system configuration.
•
We recommend that you set up a better thermal environment to prevent overheating
from damaging the motherboard.
Fast Tuning: fast CPU/iGPU overclocking
Extreme Tuning: extreme overclocking for CPU/iGPU
1.
Click Auto Tuning tab > Fast.
2.
Read the warning messages
and click OK to start the autooverclocking process.
TurboV automatically overclocks
the CPU, saves the BIOS
settings, and restarts the system.
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3.
After the system restarts, a
message appears indicating that
auto-tuning is successful. Click OK
to exit.
Using Extreme Tuning
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1.
Click Auto Tuning tab > Extreme.
2.
Read the warning messages
and click OK to start the autooverclocking process.
TurboV automatically overclocks
the CPU and memory, and restarts
the system.
3.
After the system has restarted, a
message appears indicating the
current overclocking result. To
keep the result, click Stop.
4.
If you did not click Stop in
the previous step, TurboV
automatically starts further system
overclocking and stability test.
Click Stop if you want to cancel the
overclocking process.
TurboV automatically adjusts
and saves the BIOS settings and
restarts the system.
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4.3.3
After the system has restarted,
a message appears indicating
that the auto-tuning process is
successful. Click OK to exit.
DIGI+ Power Control
ASUS DIGI+ Power Control allows you to adjust VRM voltage and frequency modulation to
enhance reliability and stability. It also provides the highest power efficiency, generating less
heat to prolong the component lifespan and minimize power loss.
To launch DIGI+ Power Control, click Tool > Power Control on the AI Suite II main menu
bar.
Smart DIGI+
4
1
5
2
6
3
1
Smart DIGI+ Key
2
Smart CPU Power Level - 45W
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Quickly delivers a higher VRM frequency, voltage, and current for superior CPU/
iGPU/DRAM overclocking performance with one switch.
CPU power usage is limited to 45W to achieve the best digital power saving
conditions.
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Smart CPU Power Level - 35W
4
OC Now!
5
Default (Smart DIGI+ Setting)
6
Default (Smart CPU Power Level)
CPU power usage is limited to 35W to achieve the best digital power saving
mode.
Adjusts the CPU ratio in TurboV EVO.
Sets your CPU/iGPU/DRAM power to default settings.
Sets your power consumption to CPU default setting.
•
Enabling the Smart CPU Power Level may decrease the total power delivery to the
CPU, and affect the CPU performance under a heavy system load. The system
restores to its default settings on the next startup.
•
Only Intel® 3rd generation processors support the Smart DIGI+ Technology feature.
CPU Power
4
1
5
Application help
2
3
Applies all the changes
immediately
6
Undoes all the
changes
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CPU Load-line Calibration
It allows you to adjust the voltage settings and control the system temperature.
Higher load-line calibration could get higher voltage and good overclocking
performance but increases the CPU and VRM thermal conditions.
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2
CPU Current Capability
3
CPU Voltage Frequency
4
iGPU Load-line Calibration
5
iGPU Current Capability
6
CPU Power Phase Control
CPU Current Capability provides wider total power range for overclocking. A
higher value setting gets higher VRM power consumption delivery.
Switching frequency affects the VRM transient response and thermal components.
Higher frequency gets quicker transient response.
Higher value could get higher iGPU voltage and good performance but increase
the CPU and VRM thermal conditions.
A higher value brings a wider total iGPU power and overclocking frequency range
to enhance iGPU performance.
Increase phase number under heavy system loading to get more transient and
better thermal performance. Reduce phase number under light system loading to
increase VRM efficiency.
*The system automatically sets the default to [Extreme] when using Intel® iGPU.
7
CPU Power Thermal Control
8
CPU Power Response Control
9
CPU Power Duty Control
A higher temperature brings a wider CPU power thermal range, and extends the
overclocking tolerance to enlarge overclocking potential.
The DIGI+ Power controller provides a faster and precise power response rate for
CPU. Apply a higher value for an extreme overclocking.
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CPU Power Duty Control adjusts the current of every VRM phase and the thermal
conditions of every phase component.
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DRAM Power
1
Application help
2
3
4
Applies all the changes
immediately
Undoes all the
changes
1
DRAM Current Capability
2
DRAM Voltage Frequency
3
DRAM Power Phase Control
4
DRAM Power Thermal Control
A higher value brings a wider total power range and extends the overclocking
frequency range simultaneously.
Allows you to adjust the DRAM switching frequency for system stability or to
increase OC Range.
Select Extreme for full phase mode to increase system performance or select
Optimized for ASUS optimized phase tuning profile to increase DRAM power
efficiency.
A higher temperature brings a wider DRAM power thermal range, and extends the
overclocking tolerance to enlarge overclocking potential.
•
The actual performance boost may vary depending on your CPU specification.
•
Do not remove the thermal module. The thermal conditions must be monitored. •
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4.3.4
EPU
EPU is an energy-processing utility that provides several power-saving modes. When set
to the Auto Mode, the system automatically changes its power-saving mode based on the
current system condition.
You can also configure the system settings such as CPU frequency, GPU frequency, vCore
Voltage, and Fan Control to customize a power-saving mode.
Launching EPU
To launch EPU, click Tool > EPU on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Displays the following message
if no VGA power saving engine is
detected.
Multiple system
operating modes
The items lighting up
means power saving
engine is activated
Displays the amount of CO2
reduced
*Shifts between the display
of Total and Current CO2
reduced
Displays the current
CPU power
Advanced settings for each mode
•
Select From EPU Installation to show the CO2 that has been reduced since you
installed EPU.
•
*Select From the Last Reset to show the total CO2 that has been reduced since you
click the Clear button
.
•
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at www.
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Displays the system
properties of each mode
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USB 3.0 Boost
ASUS USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) and
automatically increases a USB 3.0 device’s transfer speed up to 170%.
Launching USB 3.0 Boost
To launch USB 3.0 Boost, click Tool > USB 3.0 Boost on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Configuring USB 3.0 Boost
1.
Connect a USB 3.0 device to the USB 3.0 port.
USB 3.0 Boost automatically detects the property of the USB 3.0 device and switches
to Turbo mode or UASP mode (if UASP is supported by the USB 3.0 device).
2.
You can manually switch the USB 3.0 mode back to Normal mode at any time.
•
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at www.
asus.com for detailed software configuration.
•
Due to Intel® chipset limitation, Intel® USB 3.0 ports do not support ASUS 3.0 Boost
in Windows XP operating system.
•
Use the USB 3.0 devices for high performance. The data transfer speed varies with
USB devices.
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4.3.6
USB BIOS Flashback Wizard
USB BIOS Flashback allows you to easily update the BIOS without entering the BIOS or
operating system. Just connect the USB storage device containing the BIOS file to the USB
port, press the BIOS Flashback button, and the BIOS is updated automatically.
Current BIOS
information
Sets the schedule
for BIOS Update
download
Click to check for
an update BIOS
firmware available for
download
Cancels all the changes
Applies all the changes
Scheduling the latest BIOS download
1.
In the Download Setting field, tick Schedule (days) and select the number of days for
your download schedule.
2.
Click Apply to save the BIOS download schedule. Click Cancel to cancel the changes
made.
Downloading the updated BIOS
Before you start downloading, ensure that you have installed the USB storage device to
your computer’s USB port.
Scheduling the latest BIOS download
In the Download Setting field, tick Schedule (days) and select the number of days for
your download schedule.
2.
Click Apply to save the BIOS download schedule. Click Cancel to cancel the changes
made.
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Downloading the updated BIOS
1.
Click Check for New BIOS Update to
check for the latest BIOS version.
Wait for the system to check the latest
BIOS firmware.
2.
After the utility detects a new BIOS
firmware, save the BIOS firmware by
clicking
from the Save to field, select
the USB flashdrive, and click Download.
3.
After the download is complete, click OK.
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4.3.7
ASUS SSD Caching II
ASUS SSD Caching II uses installed SSDs for multi-caching of frequently accessed data or
applications. It combines multiple SSDs’ performance and hard-drive capacity to boost the
system’s overall performance.
Launching ASUS SSD Caching II
To launch ASUS SSD Caching, click Tool > ASUS SSD Caching II on the AI Suite II main
menu bar.
Tick one or
more SSDs to
cache with the
selected HDD
Click the
arrow keys
that points to
the HDD for
caching
HDD
Application help
HDD and SDD
port indicators
Configuring ASUS SSD Caching II
Connect at least one HDD and one or more SSDs to the the Marvell® SATA ports.
ASUS SSD Caching automatically detects the HDD and SSDs.
2.
Tick one or more SSDs and click
parallel to the HDD you want to cache
your SSD with. Wait while caching is in
process.
You can also cache multiple SSDs to
different HDDs at the same time.
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3.
To cancel caching, click
.
•
During initialization, you can proceed with doing any system operations. You can
check the caching status later or wait for a pop-up message notifying that initialization
is completed.
•
For regular usage, the SATA6G_E12/E34 connectors are recommended for data
drives.
•
After disabling SSD Caching, the SSD will become a non-configurable disk in
Windows OS. To use the SSD again for normal functions, go to Disk Management to
reconfigure the SSD.
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4.3.8
Ai Charger+
This utility allows you to fast-charge your portable BC 1.1* mobile devices on your computer’s
USB port three times faster than the standard USB devices**.
* Check your manufacturer if your USB device is a Battery Charging Specification 1.1
(BC 1.1) compliant or compatible device.
•
** Actual charging speeds may vary depending on the charging rate and specifications
of your USB device.
•
To ensure normal charging function, disconnect and reconnect your USB device every
time you enable or disable Ai Charger+.
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4.3.9
Probe II
Probe II is a utility that monitors the computer’s vital components, and detects and alerts you
of any problem with these components. Probe II senses fan rotations, CPU temperature,
and system voltages, among others. With this utility, you are assured that your computer is
always at a healthy operating condition.
Launching Probe II
To launch Probe II, click Tool > Probe II on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Configuring Probe II
Click the Voltage/Temperature/Fan Speed tabs to activate the sensors or to adjust the sensor
threshold values. The Preference tab allows you to customize the time interval of sensor
alerts, or change the temperature unit.
Saves your
configuration
Loads your saved
configuration
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Loads the default
threshold values
for each sensor
Applies your
changes
•
Click Monitor > Sensor on the AI Suite II main menu bar and the system status will
appear on the right panel.
•
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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4.3.10
Sensor Recorder
Sensor Recorder monitors the changes in the system voltage, temperature, and fan speed on
a timeline. The History Record function allows you to designate specific time spans on record
to keep track of the three system statuses for certain purposes.
Launching Sensor Recorder
To launch Sensor Recorder, click Tool > Sensor Recorder on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Using Sensor Recorder
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Click on Voltage/ Temperature/ Fan Speed tabs for the status you want to monitor. Colored
lines will automatically appear on the diagram to indicate the immediate changes in the
system status.
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Using History Record
1.
Click the History Record tab and adjust the settings on the left for Record Interval and
Record Duration according to need.
2.
Click Start Recording to start measuring and recording each sensor.
3.
To stop recording, click Recording again.
4.
To track the recorded contents, set Type/ Date/ Select display items to display the
history details.
Click on Monitor > Sensor on the AI Suite II main menu bar and a highlight of the system
statuses will appear on the right panel.
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4.3.11
ASUS Update
ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard BIOS
in Windows® environment.
Launching ASUS Update
To launch ASUS Update, click Update > ASUS Update on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Using ASUS Update
Select any of these options to update the BIOS:
Update BIOS from Internet
Allows you to download the latest BIOS version from the ASUS website at www.asus.
com and follow the onscreen instructions to update the BIOS.
•
Download BIOS from Internet
Download the latest BIOS version from the ASUS website at www.asus.com and save
it for later use.
•
Update BIOS from file
Use the BIOS file that you had downloaded and saved to update the system BIOS.
•
Save BIOS to file
Save the BIOS file to another file or a USB storage device for later use.
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4.3.12
MyLogo2
MyLogo2 allows you to customize the boot logo, which is the image that appears on the
screen during the Power On Self Tests (POST).
Launching ASUS Update
To launch MyLogo2, click Update > MyLogo on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Using MyLogo
Select the option that you want to use to update your boot logo, click Next and follow the
instructions below.
Change the boot logo of a downloaded BIOS file and update (or do not update) this BIOS to
the motherboard
1.
From the BIOS file field, click Browse to locate the BIOS file.
2.
From the Picture File field, click Browse the image for your boot logo, then click Next.
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Do any of the following:
•
Click Auto Tune to adjust the image size or the image resolution.
•
Click Booting Preview to preview the boot image.
4.
Click Next.
5.
Click Flash to update the boot logo.
6.
When prompted, click Yes to reboot the system. You will see the new boot logo the
next time you start up the system.
Ensure to enable the Full Screen Logo in BIOS to use this feature.
4.3.13
Audio configurations
The Realtek® audio CODEC provides 8-channel audio capability to deliver the ultimate audio
experience on your computer. The software provides Jack-Sensing function, S/PDIF Out
support, and interrupt capability. The CODEC also includes the Realtek® proprietary UAJ®
(Universal Audio Jack) technology for all audio ports, eliminating cable connection errors, and
giving users plug and play convenience.
If the Realtek® audio software is correctly installed, you will
find the Realtek® HD Audio Manager icon on the taskbar.
Double-click on the icon to display the Realtek HD Audio
Manager.
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Follow the installation wizard to install the Realtek® Audio Driver from the support DVD that
came with the motherboard package.
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A.
Realtek HD Audio Manager with DTS UltraPC II for Windows® 7
Configuration option tabs (vary with the audio devices connected)
Device advanced
settings
Information button
Exit button
Minimize button
Control settings
Set default device buttons
Connector settings
Analog and digital connector status
B.
Realtek HD Audio Manager for Windows® XP
Configuration
options
Exit button
Minimize button
Control settings
window
Information button
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•
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at www.
asus.com for detailed software configuration.
•
Due to Intel® Z77 platform does not support Windows® Vista™, Realtek HD Audio
driver is only supported by Windows® 7™/Windows® XP™.
•
To play Blu-Ray disc, make sure to use an HDCP compliant monitor.
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RAID support
5.1
RAID configurations
The motherboard supports the following SATA RAID solutions:
5
•
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology with RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10 and RAID 5 support.
•
Marvell® RAID utility with RAID 0 and RAID 1 support.
5.1.1
•
You must install Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later versions before using Serial
ATA hard disk drives. The Serial ATA RAID feature is available only if you are using
Windows® XP SP3 or later versions.
•
Due to Windows® XP limitation, a RAID array with the total capacity over 2TB cannot
be set as a boot disk. A RAID array over 2TB can only be set as a data disk only.
•
If you want to install a Windows® operating system to a hard disk drive included in a
RAID set, you have to create a RAID driver disk and load the RAID driver during OS
installation. Refer to section 5.2 Creating a RAID driver disk for details.
RAID definitions
RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write data in
parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a single drive but at a
sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone, thus improving data access
and storage. Use of two new identical hard disk drives is required for this setup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one drive to
a second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array management software directs all applications
to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of the data in the other drive. This RAID
configuration provides data protection and increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use
two new drives or use an existing drive and a new drive for this setup. The new drive must be
of the same size or larger than the existing drive.
RAID 5 stripes both data and parity information across three or more hard disk drives. Among
the advantages of RAID 5 configuration include better HDD performance, fault tolerance, and
higher storage capacity. The RAID 5 configuration is best suited for transaction processing,
relational database applications, enterprise resource planning, and other business systems.
Use a minimum of three identical hard disk drives for this setup.
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RAID 10 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity (redundancy data) having
to be calculated and written. With the RAID 10 configuration you get all the benefits of both
RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations. Use four new hard disk drives or use an existing drive
and three new drives for this setup.
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5.1.2
Installing Serial ATA hard disks
The motherboard supports Serial ATA hard disk drives. For optimal performance, install
identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating a disk array.
To install the SATA hard disks for a RAID configuration:
1.
Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays.
2.
Connect the SATA signal cables.
3.
Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive.
5.1.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS
You must enable the RAID function in the BIOS Setup before creating RAID sets using SATA
HDDs. To do this:
1.
Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
2.
Go to the Advanced menu > SATA Configuration, and then press <Enter>.
3.
Set the SATA Mode item to [RAID Mode].
4.
Save your changes, and then exit the BIOS Setup.
Refer to Chapter 3 for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS Setup
Due to chipset limitation, when SATA ports are set to RAID mode, all SATA ports run at
RAID mode together.
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5.1.4
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility
To enter the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
During POST, press <Ctrl> + <I> to display the utility main menu.
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - v10.5.1.1070
Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ MAIN
1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
MENU ]
4. Recovery Volume Options
5. Acceleration Options
6. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes:
None defined.
Physical Devices:
Port Device Model
0
ST3160812AS
1
ST3160812AS
2
ST3160812AS
3
ST3160812AS
[↑↓]-Select
Serial #
9LS0HJA4
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
9LS0BJ5H
Size
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
[ESC]-Exit
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
[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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Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume and press <Enter>. The
following screen appears:
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - v10.5.1.1070
Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name: Volume0
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Sync:
Create volume
[ HELP ]
Enter a unique volume name that has no special characters and is
16 characters or less.
[↑↓]-Select
[ESC]-Exit
[ENTER]-Select Menu
2.
Enter a name for the RAID set and press <Enter>.
3.
When the RAID Level item is selected, press the up/down arrow key to select a RAID
level to create, and then press <Enter>.
4.
When the Disks item is selected, 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 Model
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
Serial #
9LS0HJA4
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
9LS0BJ5H
Size Status
149.0GB Non-RAID Disk
149.0GB Non-RAID Disk
149.0GB Non-RAID Disk
149.0GB Non-RAID Disk
Select 2 to 6 disks to use in creating the volume.
[↑↓]-Prev/Next [SPACE]-SelectDisk [ENTER]-Done
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5.
Use the up/down arrow key to select a drive, and then press <Space> to select. A small
triangle marks the selected drive. Press <Enter> after completing your selection.
6.
Use the up/down arrow key to select the stripe size for the RAID array (for RAID 0, 10
and 5 only),and then press <Enter>. The available stripe size values range from 4KB
to 128KB. The following are typical values:
•
RAID 0: 128KB
•
RAID 10: 64KB
•
RAID 5: 64KB
We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe size for
multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
7.
When the Capacity item is selected, enter the RAID volume capacity that you want
and press <Enter>. The default value indicates the maximum allowed capacity.
8.
When the Create Volume item is selected, press <Enter>. The following warning
message appears:
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu, or <N> to go back
to the CREATE VOLUME menu.
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Deleting a RAID set
Be cautious 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 and press <Enter>. The
following screen appears:
[ DELETE VOLUME MENU ]
Name
Volume0
Level
Drives
RAID0(Stripe)
2
Capacity
298.0GB
Status
Normal
Bootable
Yes
[ HELP ]
Deleting a volume will reset the disks to non-RAID.
WARNING: ALL DISK DATA WILL BE DELETED.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
[↑↓]-Select
2.
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[DEL]-Delete Volume
Use the up/down arrow key to select the RAID set you want to delete, and then press
<Del>. The following warning message appears:
[ DELETE VOLUME VERIFICATION ]
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
Are you sure you want to delete volume “Volume0”? (Y/N):
3.
Press <Y> to delete the RAID set and return to the utility main menu, or press <N> to
return to the DELETE VOLUME menu.
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Exiting the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility
To exit the utility:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 5. Exit, and then press <Enter>. The following
warning message 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.
5.1.5
Marvell RAID utility
The onboard Marvell SATA 6.0 Gb/s controller allows you to create a RAID 0 or RAID 1 array
using two SATA hard disk drives. Refer to the section 1.2 Motherboard overview in your
motherboard user manual for the exact location of the Marvell SATA 6.0 Gb/s connector.
To enter the Marvell utility, press <Ctrl> + <M> during POST.
All exisiting data on the hard disk drives will be erased when creating or deleting a RAID
array. Ensure that you have back up all your data in your hard disk drives before making
any change to the drive status.
Marvell BIOS Setup (c) 2009 Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
Topology
HBA 0: Marvell 0
├ Virtual Disks
└ Free Physical Disks
├ PD 0: ST3160812AS
└ PD 8: ST3160812AS
Information
Vendor ID
:
Device ID
:
Revision ID
:
BIOS Version
:
Firmware Version:
PCIe Speed Rate :
Configure SATA as:
1B4B
9130
B1
1.0.0.1028
2.2.0.1105
5.0Gbps
AHCI Mode
▶
ESC: Return
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Help
Marvell RAID on chip controller.
ENTER: Operation
F10: Exit/Save
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Create a RAID Array
1.
Move the selection bar to HBA 0: Marvell 0 and press <Enter>.
2.
Select Configuration Wizard and press <Enter>.
Marvell BIOS Setup (c) 2009 Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
Configure->Select free disks HBA 0: Marvell 0
Port ID
├ Virtual Disks
PD ID
└ Free Physical Disks
Type
* ├ PD 0: ST3160812AS
Status
└ PD 8: ST3160812AS
Size
Feature Support
Current Speed
Model
Serial
FW Version
▶
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
0
0
SATA PD
Unconfigured
152626MB
MCQ 3G 48Bits
3G
ST3160812AS
9LS0F4HL
3.AAE
Help
Use space bar to select the free disks to be used in the array.
ENTER:Operation SPACE:Select F10:Exit/Save ESC:Return
3.
▶
Press <Space> to select the hard drives to be included in the RAID array. An asterisk
(*) appears in front of the selected hard drive. After selecting all the drives needed for
the RAID array, press <Enter> to continue.
Marvell BIOS Setup (c) 2009 Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
Configure->Select free disksCreate Virtual Disk
HBA 0: Marvell 0
RAID Level
: RAID 0
├ Virtual Disks
Max Size(MB)
: 305253
└ Free Physical Disks
Stripe Size
: 64KB
* ├ PD 0: ST3160812AS
Gigabyte Rounding : 1G
* └ PD 8: ST3160812AS
Quick Init
: Yes
Name
: Default
Threshold(%)
: 90
Next
▶
▶
Help
Virtual disk configurations.
ENTER: Select
F10: Exit/Save
ESC: Return
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4.
Use the up or down arrow key to move the selection bar and press <Enter> to
configure further RAID settings.
RAID Level: Select a RAID Level. Configuration options: [RAID 0] [RAID 1]
Stripe Size: Specifies the size of single data block on the virtual disk. In general, a
larger stripe size is recommended for applications requiring large data transfers such
as audio, video, and graphics. A smaller stripe size is better for applications with
content in much smaller size, such as e-mails and documents.
Configuration options: [32K] [64K]
Gigabyte Rounding: In the event of a single physical disk failure in a RAID 1 virtual
disk, Gigabyte Rounding allows the replacement physical disk to be of a size slightly
smaller than the existing physical disk. The capacity of the rebuilt virtual disk equals
to the size of the smaller physical disk included in the RAID 1 array. The configuration
options represent the tolerance value of drive capacity difference.
Configuration options: [None] [1G] [10G]
Name: Enter a name with 1–10 letters (no special characters) for the RAID array.
5.
Move the selection bar to Next and press <Enter>. The following warning message
appears:
Create Virtual Disk
Do you want to create this virtual disk ?
Yes
No
Press <Y> to create the RAID array, or press <N> to cancel. The new RAID array
appears under Virtual Disks, as shown in the image below.
Marvell BIOS Setup (c) 2009 Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
Information
Vendor ID
:
Device ID
:
Revision ID
:
BIOS Version
:
Firmware Version:
PCIe Speed Rate :
Configure SATA as:
1B4B
9130
B1
1.0.0.1028
2.2.0.1105
5.0Gbps
AHCI Mode
▶
Help
Marvell RAID on chip controller.
ENTER: Operation
F10: Exit/Save
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Topology
HBA 0: Marvell 0
├ Virtual Disks
│ └ VD 0: New_VD
│ ├ PD 0: ST3160812AS
│ └ PD 8: ST3160812AS
└ Free Physical Disks
ESC: Return
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6.
Press <F10>. The following warning message appears:
Exit
Do you want to exit from Marvell BIOS Setup?
Yes
No
Press <Y> to save the RAID setting and exit the Marvell RAID utility.
Delete an existing RAID Array
1.
Select the RAID array to delete and press <Enter>. Select Delete and press <Enter>.
Marvell BIOS Setup (c) 2009 Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
Topology
Information
HBA 0: Marvell 0
ID
├ Virtual Disks
Name
│ └ VD 0: New_VD [Delete]Status
│
├ PD 0: ST3160812AS Stripte Size
│
└ PD 8: ST3160812AS RAID Mode
└ Free Physical Disks
Size
BGA Status
Number of PDs
Members
:0
: New_VD
: Functional
: 64K
: RAID0
: 304128MB
: N/A
:2
:0 8
▶
▶
Help
Delete the selected virtual disk.
ENTER: Operation
F10: Exit/Save
2.
ESC: Return
The following warning message appears:
Delete Virtual Disk
Do you want to delete this virtual disk ?
Yes
No
Press <Y> to delete the selected RAID array. The following warning message appears:
Delete MBR
Do you want to delete MBR from this virtual disk ?
Yes
No
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Press <Y> to delete the Master Boot Record (MBR) from the selected RAID array.
3.
Press <F10>. The following warning message appears:
Exit
Do you want to exit from Marvell BIOS Setup?
Yes
5-10
No
Press <Y> to save the RAID setting and exit the Marvell RAID utility.
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5.2
Creating a RAID driver disk
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing a Windows® operating system
on a hard disk drive that is included in a RAID set.
5.2.1
•
The motherboard does not provide a floppy drive connector. You have to use a USB
floppy disk drive when creating a SATA RAID driver disk.
•
Windows® XP may not recognize the USB floppy disk drive due to Windows® XP
limitation. To work around this OS limitation, refer to section 5.2.4 Using a USB
floppy disk drive.
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS
To create a RAID driver disk without entering the OS:
1.
Boot your computer.
2.
Press <Del> during POST to enter the BIOS setup utility.
3. Set the optical drive as the primary boot device.
4. Insert the support DVD into the optical drive.
5.
Save changes and exit BIOS.
6. When the Make Disk menu appears, press <1> to create a RAID driver disk.
7. Insert a formatted floppy disk into the USB floppy disk drive, then press <Enter>.
8. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
5.2.2
Creating a RAID driver disk in Windows®
1.
Start Windows®.
2. Plug the USB floppy disk drive and insert a floppy disk.
3. Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive.
4. Go to the Make Disk menu, and then click Intel AHCI/RAID Driver Disk to create a
RAID driver disk.
5. Select USB floppy disk drive as the destination disk.
6. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
Chapter 5
To create a RAID driver disk in Windows®:
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid a computer virus infection.
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5.2.3
Installing the RAID driver during Windows® OS
installation
To install the RAID driver in Windows® XP:
1. During the OS installation, the system prompts you to press the <F6> key to install
third-party SCSI or RAID driver.
2. Press <F6>, and then insert the floppy disk with RAID driver into the USB floppy disk
drive.
3.
When prompted to select the SCSI adapter to install, select the RAID driver for the
corresponding OS version.
4. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
To install the RAID driver for Windows® 7 or later OS:
1.
During the OS installation, click Load Driver to allow you to select the installation
media containing the RAID driver.
2. Insert the USB flash drive with RAID driver into the USB port or the support DVD into
the optical drive, and then click Browse.
3. Click the name of the device you’ve inserted, go to Drivers > RAID, and then select
the RAID driver for the corresponding OS version. Click OK.
4. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
Before loading the RAID driver from a USB flash drive, you have to use another computer
to copy the RAID driver from the support DVD to the USB flash drive.
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5.2.4
Using a USB floppy disk drive
Due to OS limitation, Windows® XP may not recognize the USB floppy disk drive when you
install the RAID driver from a floppy disk during the OS installation.
To solve this issue, add the USB floppy disk drive’s Vendor ID (VID) and Product ID (PID) to
the floppy disk containing the RAID driver. Refer to the steps below:
1.
Using another computer, plug the USB floppy disk drive, and insert the floppy disk
containing the RAID driver.
2.
Right-click My Computer on the
Windows® desktop or start menu,
and then select Manage from the
pop-up window.
or
3.
Select Device Manager. From the
Universal Serial Bus controllers,
right-click xxxxxx USB Floppy, and
then select Properties from the pop-up
window.
4.
Click Details tab. The Vendor ID (VID)
and Product ID (PID) are displayed.
5.
Browse the contents of the RAID driver
disk to locate the file txtsetup.oem.
6.
Double-click the file. A window appears,
allowing you to select the program for
opening the oem file.
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drive varies with different vendors.
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7.
Use Notepad to open the file.
8.
Find the [HardwareIds.scsi.iaAHCI_DesktopWorkstationServer] and [HardwareIds.scsi.iaStor_DesktopWorkstationServer] sections in the txtsetup.oem
file.
9.
Type the following line to the bottom of the two sections:
id = “USB\VID_xxxx&PID_xxxx”, “usbstor”
[HardwareIds.scsi.iaAHCI_
DesktopWorkstationServer]
id= “PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C02&CC_0106”,”iaStor”
id= “USB\VID_03EE&PID_6901”, “usbstor”
[HardwareIds.scsi.iaStor_
DesktopWorkstationServer]
id= “PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2822&CC_0104”,”iaStor”
id= “USB\VID_03EE&PID_6901”, “usbstor”
Add the same line to both sections.
The VID and PID vary with different vendors.
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Multiple GPU support
6.1
AMD® CrossFireX™ technology
6.1.1
Requirements
6
The motherboard supports the AMD® CrossFireX™ technology that allows you to install multi-graphics processing units (GPU) graphics cards. Follow the installation procedures in
this section.
•
•
•
In Dual CrossFireX mode, you should have two identical CrossFireX-ready graphics
cards or one CrossFireX-ready dual-GPU graphics card that are AMD® certified.
Ensure that your graphics card driver supports the AMD CrossFireX technology.
Download the latest driver from the AMD website (www.amd.com).
Ensure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum power
required by your system. See Chapter 1 for details.
6.1.2
•
We recommend that you install additional chassis fans for better thermal environment.
•
Visit the AMD Game website (http://game.amd.com) for the latest certified graphics
card and the supported 3D application list.
Before you begin
For AMD CrossFireX to work properly, you have to uninstall all existing graphics card drivers
before installing AMD CrossFireX graphics cards to your system.
To uninstall existing graphics card drivers:
Close all current applications.
2.
For Windows XP, go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.
For Windows 7, go to Control Panel > Programs and Features.
3.
Select your current graphics card driver/s.
4.
For Windows XP, select Add/Remove.
For Windows 7, select Uninstall.
5.
Turn off your computer.
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Installing two CrossFireX™ graphics cards
The following pictures are for reference only. The graphics cards and the motherboard
layout may vary with models, but the installation steps remain the same.
1.
Prepare two CrossFireX-ready graphics cards.
2.
Insert the two graphics card into the
PCIEX16 slots. If your motherboard
has more than two PCIEX16 slots,
refer to Chapter 1 in this user manual
for the locations of the PCIEX16 slots
recommended for multi-graphics card
installation.
3.
Ensure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
4.
Align and firmly insert the CrossFireX
bridge connector to the goldfingers on
each graphics card. Ensure that the
connector is firmly in place.
CrossFireX bridge
(bundled with
graphics cards)
Goldfingers
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5. Connect two independent auxiliary
power sources from the power supply to
the two graphics cards separately.
6.
Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to the
graphics card.
6.1.4
Installing three CrossFireX™ graphics cards
Prepare three CrossFireX-ready graphics cards.
2.
Insert the three graphics card into the PCIEX16 slots. If your motherboard has more
than three PCIEX16 slots, refer to Chapter 1 in this user manual for the locations of the
PCIEX16 slots recommended for multi-graphics card installation.
3.
Ensure that the cards are properly seated on the slots.
4.
Align and firmly insert the two
CrossFireX bridge connectors to the
goldfingers on each graphics card.
Ensure that the connectors are firmly in
place.
5. Connect three independent auxiliary
power sources from the power supply to
the three graphics cards separately.
6.
Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to the
graphics card.
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Installing four CrossFireX™ graphics cards
1.
Prepare four CrossFireX-ready graphics cards.
2.
Insert the four graphics card into the PCIEX16 slots. Refer to Chapter 1 in this user
manual for the locations of the PCIEX16 slots recommended for multi-graphics card
installation.
3.
Ensure that the cards are properly seated on the slots.
4.
Align and firmly insert the four
CrossFireX bridge connectors to the
goldfingers on each graphics card.
Ensure that the connectors are firmly
in place.
5. Connect four independent auxiliary
power sources from the power
supply to the four graphics cards
separately.
6.
Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to the
graphics card.
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6.1.6
Installing the device drivers
Refer to the documentation that came with your graphics card package to install the device
drivers.
Ensure that your PCI Express graphics card driver supports the AMD® CrossFireX™
technology. Download the latest driver from the AMD website (www.amd.com).
6.1.7
Enabling the AMD® CrossFireX™ technology
After installing your graphics cards and the device drivers, enable the CrossFireX™ feature
through the AMD Catalyst™ Control Center in Windows environment.
Launching the AMD Catalyst Control Center
To launch the AMD Catalyst Control Center:
Right-click on the Windows® desktop and select
Catalyst Control Center.
2.
Click Catalyst Control Center to configure the
displays and settings of your AMD graphic cards.
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1.
In the Catalyst Control Center window, click Performance > AMD CrossFireXTM.
2.
Select Enable CrossFireXTM.
3.
Select a GPU combination from the drop-down list.
4.
Click Apply to save and activate the GPU settings made.
2
1
3
4
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6.2
NVIDIA® SLI™ technology
6.2.1
Requirements
The motherboard supports the NVIDIA® SLI™ (Scalable Link Interface) technology that
allows you to install multi-graphics processing units (GPU) graphics cards. Follow the
installation procedures in this section.
•
•
•
In SLI mode, you should have two identical SLI-ready graphics cards that are NVIDIA®
certified.
Ensure that your graphics card driver supports the NVIDIA SLI technology. Download the
latest driver from the NVIDIA website at www.nvidia.com.
Ensure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum power
required by your system.
6.2.2
•
We recommend that you install additional chassis fans for better thermal environment.
•
Visit the NVIDIA zone website (http://www.nzone.com) for the latest certified graphics
card and supported 3D application list.
Installing two SLI-ready graphics cards
The following pictures are for reference only. The graphics cards and the motherboard
layout may vary with models, but the installation steps remain the same.
Prepare two SLI-ready graphics cards.
2.
Insert the two graphics card into the
PCIEX16 slots. If your motherboard
has more than two PCIEX16 slots,
refer to Chapter 2 in this user manual
for the locations of the PCIEX16 slots
recommended for multi-graphics card
installation.
3.
Ensure that the cards are properly seated
on the slots.
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4.
Align and firmly insert the SLI bridge connector to the goldfingers on each graphics
card. Ensure that the connector is firmly in place.
5. Connect two independent auxiliary power sources from the power supply to the two
graphics cards separately.
6.
Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to the
graphics card.
SLI bridge
Goldfingers
6.2.3
Installing three SLI-ready graphics cards
Chapter 6
1. Prepare three SLI-ready graphics cards.
2.
Insert the three graphics card into the
PCIEX16 slots. If your motherboard
has more than two PCIEX16 slots,
refer to Chapter 1 in this user manual
for the locations of the PCIEX16 slots
recommended for multi-graphics card
installation.
3.
Ensure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
4.
Align and firmly insert the 3-Way SLI
bridge connector to the goldfingers on
each graphics card. Ensure that the
connector is firmly in place.
5. Connect three independent auxiliary
power sources from the power supply to
the three graphics cards separately.
6.
Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to the
graphics card.
3-Way SLI bridge
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6.2.4
Installing four SLI-ready graphics cards
1. Prepare four SLI-ready graphics cards.
2.
Insert the four graphics card into the
PCIEX16 slots. If your motherboard
has more than two PCIEX16 slots,
refer to Chapter 1 in this user manual
for the locations of the PCIEX16 slots
recommended for multi-graphics card
installation.
3.
Ensure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
4-Way SLI bridge
4.
Align and firmly insert the 4-Way SLI
bridge connector to the goldfingers on
each graphics card. Ensure that the
connector is firmly in place.
5. Connect four independent auxiliary
power sources from the power supply
to the four graphics cards separately.
6.2.5
Installing the device drivers
Refer to the documentation that came with your graphics card package to install the device
drivers.
Chapter 6
Ensure that your PCI Express graphics card driver supports the NVIDIA® SLI™ technology.
Download the latest driver from the NVIDIA website (www.nvidia.com).
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Enabling the NVIDIA® SLI™ technology
After installing your graphics cards and the device drivers, enable the SLI feature in NVIDIA®
Control Panel under the Windows® 7 operating system.
Launching the NVIDIA Control Panel
You can launch the NVIDIA Control Panel by the following two methods.
A.
Right click on the empty space of the Windows® desktop and select NVIDIA Control
Panel.
The NVIDIA Control Panel window appears (See Step
B3).
B1. If you cannot see the NVIDIA Control Panel item in step
(A), select Screen Resolution.
B2. From the Screen Resolution window,
click Advanced settings.
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B3. The NVIDIA Control Panel window
appears.
Enabling SLI settings
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From the NVIDIA Control Panel window,
select Configure SLI, Surround, PhysX.
In the Quad-SLI enabled, click Maximize
3D Performance SLI to set the display for
viewing SLI rendered content. When done,
click Apply.
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6.3
LucidLogix Virtu MVP
LucidLogix Virtu MVP allows your computer’s VGA output and discrete graphic cards
to perform better, respond faster and process media files smoother within a low power
environment. Its GPU virtualization assigns tasks to the best available graphic source while
the newly-designed Virtual Vsync gives you a smoother gaming experience.
6.3.1
•
LucidLogix Virtu MVP supports Windows 7® operating systems.
•
Intel® Quick Sync Video feature is supported by the 3rd/2nd genertion Intel® Core™
processor family.
•
iGPU Multi-Monitor support option must be enabled in BIOS and install both Intel®
Graphics Accelerator, and graphics card driver before installing LucidLogix Virtu MVP
from ASUS support DVD. Refer to 3.5.4 System Configuration for details.
•
Hyperformance® and Virtual VSync are enabled when using more than one discrete
GPU at the same time.
•
Supports NVIDIA® GF4xx/5xx series and AMD® HD5xxx/6xxx series graphic cards.
•
We do not recommended that you use LucidLogix Virtu MVP under RAID mode.
Installing LucidLogix Virtu MVP
To install LucidLogix Virtu MVP:
1.
Insert the support DVD in the optical drive. The ASUS Support Wizard appears if your
computer has enabled the Autorun feature.
2.
Click the Utilites tab, then click LucidLogix Virtu MVP Software.
3.
Follow the succeeding onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
After you successfully installed the LucidLogix Virtu MVP, the LucidLogix Virtu MVP icon
appears in the notification area.
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6.3.2
Setting up your display
LucidLogix Virtu MVP solution comes with two distinct modes that allows you to enjoy better
graphics either from your built-in video output (i-Mode) or from a discrete graphics card (dMode).
i-Mode
To use LucidLogix Virtu MVP in i-Mode, the display must be connected to the onboard video
output.
Ensure to set the Primary Display to iGPU in BIOS to activate i-Mode support.
d-Mode
To use LucidLogix Virtu MVP in d-Mode, the display must be connected to the installed
graphics card.
•
Ensure to set the Primary Display to PCIE or PCIE/PCI in BIOS to enable d-Mode
support.
•
d-Mode is recommended for an enhanced 3D gaming performance.
d-Mode (VGA output from
discrete graphics card)
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i-Mode (VGA output
from motherboard)
The motherboard’s IO ports and discrete graphic card is for reference only and may vary in
different models.
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Configuring LucidLogix Virtu MVP
Launch the Virtu MVP Control Panel to allow you to configure the main features, adjust the
performance settings and select applications for graphical virtualization.
To open the control panel, right-click LucidLogix Virtu MVP icon in the notification area and
select Open Virtu MVP Control Panel.
LucidLogix Virtu MVP is automatically activated when your system is powered on. Select
Remove from system tray if you want to remove LucidLogix Virtu MVP icon from the
notification area.
Main
Allows you to turn ON/OFF the GPU virtualization. Also from the Main tab, you can set to
show or hide the In-Game icon.
Click to turn ON/OFF the LucidLogix Virtu MVP
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Tick to show icon in
system tray
Select display option
for In-Game icon
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Performance
Allows you to turn ON/OFF the Hyperformance® or Virtual Vsync function.
Click to turn
Hyperformance®
ON or OFF
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Applications
Allows you to select applications for graphic virtualization.
Click to select a program to run by
discrete card, iGPU, or Hyperformance®
Click to add, edit, or remove programs
See the descriptions of these columns below:
•
D column allows you to run applications with the discrete graphic card. Select D to
enable 3D graphical performance for that application.
•
I column allows to run applications with iGPU. Select I for applications with media
extensive performance.
•
H column allows you to run applications with Hyperformance®. Tick H to enhance
graphical performance for that application.
Actual graphical performance varies with the application used and graphics card installed.
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Intel® technologies
7.1
7
Intel® 2012 Desktop responsiveness technologies
This section details the overview of the installation and configuration procedures of the Intel®
2012 Desktop responsiveness technologies.
Intel® 2012 Desktop responsiveness technologies feature the three technologies:
•
Intel® Smart Response Technology
•
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
•
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
System Requirements
In order for the system to run smoothly for the Intel® 2012 Desktop responsiveness, your
system must meet the following requirements.
CPU:
Intel® 3rd/2nd generation Core Processor family
OS:
Windows® 7 operating systems
SSD:
One dedicated SSD (Solid State Disk) to support Intel® Smart Response and
Intel ® Rapid Start Technology is necessary.
Refer to the SSD Capacity Requirements table for the information of SSD size,
partition capacity, and system memory requirements.
HDD:
At least one HDD (Hard Disk Drive) for the system OS drive.
DRAM:
To enable Intel® Rapid Start Technology, DRAM size smaller than 8GB is
required.
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Ensure to enable the acceleration of Intel® Smart Response Technology before creating
the partition for the Intel® Rapid Start Technology.
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Intel® storage combinations
SSD Partition Capacity
Requirements
System DRAM
2GB
4GB
8GB
Intel® Rapid Start
2GB
4GB
8GB
Intel® Smart Response
20GB
20GB
20GB
Intel® Smart Response
and
Intel® Rapid Start
Separate 20GB
and 2GB partition
(SSD size >
22GB)
Separate
20GB and 4GB
partition (SSD
size > 24GB)
Separate
20GB and 8GB
partition (SSD
size > 28GB)
Intel® Smart Response,
Intel® Rapid Start,
and
Intel® Smart Connect
Separate 20GB
and 2GB partition
(SSD size >
22GB)
Separate
20GB and 4GB
partition (SSD
size > 24GB)
Separate
20GB and 8GB
partition (SSD
size > 28GB)
•
The SSD used for Intel® Rapid Start and Intel® Smart Response is not allowed for
creating RAID.
•
Due to OS behavior, Intel® Rapid Start Technology does not work efficiently with over
4GB system memory under Windows® 7 32-bit operating system.
•
Only Intel® internal SATA ports (gray and blue) support Intel® 2012 Desktop
responsiveness technologies.
•
The performance of Intel® Smart Response Technology and Intel® Rapid Storage
Technology vary with the installed SSD.
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7.1.1
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology boosts overall system performance. It uses an installed
fast SSD (min. 20GB available) as a cache for frequently accessed operations, speeding
up hard drive/main memory interaction. It accelerates the hard drive speeds, reduced load
and wait time, and maximizes storage use. It also reduces hard drive spin thus reducing
unnecessary hard drive spin.
Before applying Intel® Smart Response Technology, setting the SATA Mode BIOS item to
[RAID mode] in BIOS setup is necessary. Refer to section 3.5.3 SATA Configuration for
details.
Installing Intel® Smart Response Technology
1.
Place the support DVD to the optical drive. If Autorun is enabled in your computer, the
DVD automatically displays the installation wizard.
2.
Click the Drivers tab, then click Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver software.
3.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
1.
Click Accelerate to launch Smart Response
Technology settings.
2.
Do the following:
a.
Select the SSD you want to use to
accelerate your storage system.
b.
Select the size allocated for SSD
caching.
c.
Select the hard drive to accelerate.
d.
Select any of these enhanced modes:
Enhanced mode: WRITE THROUGH,
write to SSD and HDD at the same
time.
Maximized mode: WRITE BACK,
write to SSD and write back to HDD in a later time.
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Select Disable Acceleration to disable
this function, and select Change Mode to
switch acceleration mode to Enhanced/
Maximized.
3.
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•
> 20GB)
To enable Intel® Smart Response Technology, you need at least one SSD ( =
and an HDD, and only one SSD can be assigned for caching.
•
If you want to restore the OS, go to BIOS Option ROM > Acceleration Options
and remove the Disks/Volume Acceleration to disable Intel® Smart Response
Technology.
•
The maximum caching size on the SSD is 64GB. If it exceeds, the storage capacity
left out for caching can still be identified by the system for normal storage.
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology allows you to quickly resume your computer from sleeping
mode. Saving your computer’s system memory to the configured SSD provides a faster
wake-up response time, but keeps the energy in a low profile.
®
•
Before applying Intel® Rapid Start Technology, go to Advanced Mode > Advanced >
PCH Configuration in BIOS item, and enable Intel® Rapid Start Technology.
•
Ensure to follow the procedure Creating a partition precisely to enable the Intel
Rapid Start function. Error message appears if you install the Intel® Rapid Start Utility
before creating a partition.
Creating a partition
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•
Ensure to backup your data before using the Microsoft partition tool. Incorrect
partitioning process will result to data loss.
•
Adjusting the DRAM to a high frequency will result to unstable system performance.
1.
Go to Start, right-click Computer > Manage > Disk Management.
2.
Select the SSD that you want to create the partition.
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3.
Right click the New Volume
that you want to shrink from,
and select Shrink Volume.
4.
If your SSD is not initialized and unformatted:
a.
b.Right click the unallocated
volume, select New
Simple Volume, and
follow the remaining steps.
Right click the disk that you want to create the partition, and select Initialize.
5.
Key in the required partition
size, and must be equal to
the system DRAM memory
(1GB = 1024MB). Click
Shrink.
Go to Start > Control Panel
> System and Security
> System, and check the
DRAM size information.
The unallocated volume is
allocated to the selected
disk.
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If your SSD is smaller than 64GB, and is set to Full disk capacity caching option for Intel®
Smart Response, you can not see any volume in the Disk Management. Ensure to set your
cache memory value of 18.6GB in Intel® Smart Response to allow enough capacity for the
Intel® Rapid Start partition.
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6.
To launch the disk partitioning tool, click Start > Programs > Accessories >
Command Prompt tool.
7.
Type diskpart and press <Enter>.
8.
In the diskpart prompt, type
list disk after DISKPART, and
press <Enter>. Select the disk
with the unallocated volume by
typing select disk x (x = disk
number), and press <Enter>.
9.
•
The value “x” refers to a disk number where you created the unallocated partition.
•
Refer to step 5 for details about the unallocated disk space in the SSD.
Type create partition primary,
and press <Enter>.
10. After creating a primary
partition, type detail
disk, and press <Enter>
to view the details of the
partitioned disk.
11.
Select the RAW volume
which has the same size
as the shrinked volume,
type select volume x (x =
number), and press Enter
to store the Intel® Rapid
Start partition.
The value “x” refers to a disk number where you want to create the store partition.
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12. Type set id=84 override, press <Enter>, and wait for the “shrinking process” until the
Disk Management utility identifies a new partition called Hibernation Partition.
The Hibernation Partition does not appear when you choose “GPT (GUID Partition Table
store type”. Ensure the “Unallocated” disappears from the volume, and a new partition is
identified.
13. Reboot the system after creating the partition.
The partition for Intel® Rapid Start Technology is incomplete if the computer is not
rebooted, and this results to function failure of Intel® Rapid Start Technology.
Enabling and disabling the Intel® Rapid Start Technology under the OS
Install the Intel® Rapid Start Technology first from your support DVD in order to launch the
Intel® Rapid Start Manager.
After creating the partition, launch the Intel® Rapid Start Manager to enable or disable the
Intel® Rapid Start Technology.
Click the Show hidden icons arrow from the right side
of the taskbar, and click Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Manager icon.
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Tick On in the Status field to enable the function, and click Save.
Select and click to enable or
disable the function
Click to enable or disable
battery saving mode. This
function only applies to
notebooks.
Click to enable or disable the timer. When enabled, move the scroll
bar to the desired time. When the system is idle for more than the
time period you set, the system automatically goes into the Intel®
Rapid Start mode. Default time is 10 minutes.
Click to save the
settings made.
Click to cancel the
settings made.
Recovering the partition
This procedure allows you to delete the Intel® Rapid Start Technology from your system, and
recover the partition you made for the Intel Rapid® Start Technology installation.
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1.
Run the Command Prompt tool.
2.
Type diskpart and press <Enter>.
3.
At the diskpart prompt, type
list disk after DISKPART, and
press <Enter>.
4.
Select the disk (SSD)
where the Intel® Rapid Start
Technology is installed for
volume recovery, type select
disk x (x = number), and press
<Enter>.
The value “x” refers to a disk number where you want to delete the store partition.
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5.
Type list partition, press
Enter, and select the partition
where the Intel® Rapid Start
Technology is installed by
typing select partition x (x =
number), and press <Enter>.
The value “x” refers to a disk number where you want to delete the store partition.
Type delete partition override, and press <Enter>. The diskpart utility deletes the
selected partition.
7.
In the desktop, click Start, right-click Computer, and click Manage.
8.
In the Computer Management window, click
Disk Management, right click the shrinked
new volume, and select Extend Volume.
9.
As the Extend Volume Wizard appears,
click Next.
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10. Click Next after selecting the default
selected disk.
11.
Extend volume setup is completed.
Click Finish to recover the Intel®
Rapid Start Technology partition.
12. Reboot the system after deleting the
partition.
13. Go to Start > Control Panel >
Programs > Programs and Features
to remove the Intel® Rapid Start
Manager for the complete deletion of
Intel® Rapid Start Technology.
7.1.3
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
The Intel Smart Connect Technology is a feature that provides the latest content updates
and energy efficiency to your computer’s platform.
®
Once installed and activated, the Intel® Smart Connect Technology periodically wakes up the
system from sleeping mode, performs user state gathering, and initiates re-entry to sleeping
mode to wake-up after a set time interval.
•
Intel® Smart Connect Technology supports Windows® Live Mail, Microsoft Outlook,
and Seesmic applications.
•
It is necessary to enable the items of the PCH Configuration in the BIOS before
applying the Intel® Smart Connect Technology. Go to Advanced Mode > Advanced >
PCH Configuration, and enable the Intel® Smart Connect Technology.
Installing the Intel® Smart Connect Technology
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1.
Place the support DVD to the optical drive.
2.
Go to Utilities, and click Intel® Smart Connect Technology.
3.
As the setup wizard appears, click
Next to begin the setup.
4.
Tick I accept the terms in the
License Agreement, and click Next.
5.
Select all and click Next for Custom
Setup.
6.
Click Install to proceed the
installation.
7.
Click Yes to restart your system, and
for the newly installed Intel® Smart
Connect Technology to take effect.
Chapter 7: Intel® technologies
Using the Intel® Smart Connect Technology
•
Before the system goes to sleep mode, ensure to keep your applications on the
desktop, and enter the applications, passwords.
•
Ensure that the internet is in connection when enabling the Intel® Smart Connect
Technology.
1.
Click Start > All Programs > Intel > Intel® Smart Connect Technology.
2.
In the Basic tab, click Enable Updating. When enabled, the Advanced tab is
available for advanced function settings.
The Advanced tab is activated
when updating is enabled
Click to configure
the basic settings
Click to enable
or disable the
function
Click to view version information and
help topics
When updating is
enabled, click to
reset all settings to
default.
When the scroll bar
is activated, adjust
the waking up time
period for Internet
data update.
To disable the updating
function, click Disable
Updating. Clicking this
button automatically
disables the configuration
in the Advanced tab. To
reset to defaults, click
Reset All to Defaults.
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4.
In the Advanced tab,
set up the schedule
during low power usage
time period for power
saving. This setting only
applies to the assigned
time period.
5.
In the Help tab, click About to view the feature’s version. Click Topics to learn more
about the Intel® Smart Connect Technology and its configuration.
Chapter 7
7-12
Chapter 7: Intel® technologies
Appendices
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
•
•
This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
•
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required
to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate this equipment.
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IC: Canadian Compliance Statement
Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS
210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian
interference-causing equipment regulations.
This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
Cut appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Cet appareil est conforme aux normes CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada. Le
fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes :
(1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interférences et
(2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer
un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department
of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement
VCCI Class B Statement
KC: Korea Warning Statement
Appendices
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Appendices
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at
ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin
indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in
municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol
of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal
waste.
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards
for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to
responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging
materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for detailed recycling
information in different regions.
RF Equipment Notices
CE: European Community Compliance Statement
The equipment complies with the RF Exposure Requirement 1999/519/EC, Council
Recommendation of 12 July 1999 on the limitation of exposure of the general public to
electromagnetic fields (0–300 GHz). This wireless device complies with the R&TTE Directive.
Wireless Radio Use
This device is restricted to indoor use when operating in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency
band.
Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy
Appendices
The radiated output power of the Wi-Fi technology is below the FCC radio frequency
exposure limits. Nevertheless, it is advised to use the wireless equipment in such a manner
that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.
FCC Bluetooth Wireless Compliance
The antenna used with this transmitter must not be colocated or operated in conjunction with
any other antenna or transmitter subject to the conditions of the FCC Grant.
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Bluetooth Industry Canada Statement
This Class B device meets all requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment
regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la Class B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
BSMI: Taiwan Wireless Statement
Japan RF Equipment Statement
KC (RF Equipment)
Appendices
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Appendices
ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
Telephone Fax E-mail
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Online support
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7798
[email protected]
www.asus.com.tw
+86-21-38429911
support.asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address
Telephone
Fax
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Support fax
Online support
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
+1-812-282-3777
+1-510-608-4555
usa.asus.com
+1-812-282-2787
+1-812-284-0883
support.asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Fax
Web site
Online contact
Technical Support
Telephone
Support Fax
Online support
Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-959911
www.asus.de
www.asus.de/sales
+49-1805-010923*
+49-2102-9599-11
support.asus.com
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* EUR 0.14/minute from a German fixed landline; EUR 0.42/minute from a mobile phone.
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(510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Asus Computer International
Signature :
Date :
Representative Person’s Name :
Apr. 13, 2012
Steve Chang / President
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Supplementary Information:
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
FCC Part 15, Subpart C, Intentional Radiators
FCC Part 15, Subpart E, Intentional Radiators
Model Number : P8Z77-V Premium
Conforms to the following specifications:
Product Name : Motherboard
hereby declares that the product
Phone/Fax No:
Address:
Responsible Party Name:
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
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Appendices
Ver. 110101
Manufacturer:
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
GERMANY
Address, City:
Country:
P8Z77-V Premium
EN 301 489-1 V1.8.1(2008-04)
EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-4 V1.3.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.1.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-24 V1.4.1(2007-09)
EN 302 326-2 V1.2.2(2007-06)
EN 302 326-3 V1.3.1(2007-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.3.1(2006-05)
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EN 300 328 V1.7.1(2006-10)
EN 300 440-1 V1.4.1(2008-05)
EN 300 440-2 V1.2.1(2008-03)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V3.2.1(2007-05)
EN 301 908-2 V3.2.1(2007-05)
EN 301 893 V1.4.1(2005-03)
EN 302 544-2 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50360:2001
EN 50371:2002
EN 50385:2002
EN 60065:2002 / A12:2011
Declaration Date: Apr. 13, 2012
Year to begin affixing CE marking:2012
CE marking
EN 62301:2005
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
EN 62301:2005
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
Signature : __________
Position : CEO
Name :
Jerry Shen
(EC conformity marking)
EN 62301:2005
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
EN 60950-1 / A12:2011
2009/125/EC-ErP Directive
EN 60065:2002+A1:2006+A11:2008
EN 60950-1 / A11:2009
2006/95/EC-LVD Directive
1999/5/EC-R &TTE Directive
EN 55024:1998+A1:2001+A2:2003
EN 61000-3-3:2008
EN 55020:2007
EN 55022:2006+A1:2007
EN 61000-3-2:2006+A2: 2009
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
conform with the essential requirements of the following directives:
2004/108/EC-EMC Directive
Model name :
Product name :
Ver. 111121
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
Authorized representative in Europe:
Motherboard
TAIWAN
Country:
declare the following apparatus:
No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN R.O.C.
Address, City:
ASUSTek COMPUTER INC.
EC Declaration of Conformity
We, the undersigned,
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