P2-M3A3200/P4-M3A3200
ASUS PC (Desktop Barebone)
User Manual
E3809
First Edition V1
October 2008
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Table of contents
Notices.......................................................................................................... vi
Safety information...................................................................................... vii
About this guide........................................................................................ viii
System package contents............................................................................ x
Chapter 1:
System introduction
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-2
1.2
Front panel..................................................................................... 1-2
1.3
Rear panel...................................................................................... 1-4
1.4
Internal components..................................................................... 1-6
Chapter 2:
Starting up
2.1
Installing an operating system.................................................... 2-2
2.2
Powering up your system............................................................ 2-2
2.3
Support CD information............................................................... 2-3
2.4
2.3.1
Running the Support CD.................................................. 2-3
2.3.2
Drivers menu.................................................................... 2-4
2.3.3
Utilities menu................................................................... 2-5
2.3.4
Manual menu................................................................... 2-6
2.3.5
ASUS Contact information............................................... 2-6
2.3.6
Other information............................................................. 2-7
ASUS AI Manager.......................................................................... 2-9
2.4.1
Installing AI Manager....................................................... 2-9
2.4.2
Launching AI Manager..................................................... 2-9
2.4.3
AI Manager Quick Bar...................................................... 2-9
2.4.4
Main............................................................................... 2-10
2.4.5
My favorites.................................................................... 2-13
2.4.6
Support.......................................................................... 2-14
2.4.7
Information..................................................................... 2-14
Chapter 3:
Motherboard info
3.1
Introduction................................................................................... 3-2
3.2
Motherboard layout....................................................................... 3-2
3.3
Jumpers......................................................................................... 3-3
3.4
Connectors.................................................................................... 3-5
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Table of contents
Chapter 4:
4.1
4.2
4.3
4.4
4.5
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BIOS setup
Managing and updating you BIOS............................................... 4-2
4.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk........................................ 4-2
4.1.2
AFUDOS utility................................................................. 4-3
4.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility....................................... 4-6
4.1.4
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility.................................................... 4-8
4.1.5
ASUS Update utility......................................................... 4-9
BIOS setup program................................................................... 4-12
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen......................................................... 4-13
4.2.2
Menu bar........................................................................ 4-13
4.2.3
Navigation keys.............................................................. 4-14
4.2.4
Menu items.................................................................... 4-14
4.2.5
Sub-menu items............................................................. 4-14
4.2.6
Configuration fields........................................................ 4-14
4.2.7
General help.................................................................. 4-14
4.2.8
Scroll bar........................................................................ 4-15
4.2.9
Pop-up window.............................................................. 4-15
Main menu................................................................................... 4-16
4.3.1
System Time.................................................................. 4-16
4.3.2
System Date.................................................................. 4-16
4.3.3
Primary IDE Master/Slave.............................................. 4-17
4.3.4
SATA 1-2........................................................................ 4-18
4.3.5
Storage Configuration.................................................... 4-19
4.3.6
System Information........................................................ 4-20
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-21
4.4.1
JumperFree Configuration............................................. 4-21
4.4.2
CPU Configuration......................................................... 4-23
4.4.3
Chipset........................................................................... 4-24
4.4.4
Onboard Devices Configuration..................................... 4-27
4.4.5
PCI PnP......................................................................... 4-28
4.4.6
USB Configuration......................................................... 4-29
Power menu................................................................................. 4-30
4.5.1
Suspend Mode............................................................... 4-30
4.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume......................................... 4-30
4.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support........................................................... 4-31
Table of contents
4.6
4.7
4.8
4.5.4
ACPI APIC Support........................................................ 4-31
4.5.5
APM Configuration......................................................... 4-31
4.5.6
Hardware Monitor.......................................................... 4-32
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-33
4.6.1
Boot Device Priority....................................................... 4-33
4.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration........................................... 4-34
4.6.3
Security.......................................................................... 4-35
Tools menu.................................................................................. 4-37
4.7.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2........................................................... 4-37
4.7.2
ASUS O.C. Profile.......................................................... 4-37
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-39
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference; and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is
required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications
to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Macrovision Corporation Product Notice
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by
U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for home and other
limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electric shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electric
outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing any devices to or from the system, contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer. Ensure that all the power cables for
the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible,
disconnect all the power cables from the existing system before you add or
remove a device to or from the system.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing devices into the system, carefully read all the documentation
that comes with the package.
• Before using the product, ensure that all the 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 flat and stable
surface.
•
Do not block the air vents on the chassis. Always provide proper ventilation for
this product.
•
We recommend that you use this product in environments with an ambient
temperature below 40˚C.
• If you encounter technical problems with this product, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
Lithium-Ion Battery Warning
CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace
only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
VORSICHT: Explosionsgetahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der Batterie.
Ersatz nur durch denselben oder einem vom Hersteller empfohlenem
ähnljchen Typ. Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien nach Angaben des
Herstellers.
LASER PRODUCT WARNING
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
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About this guide
Audience
This guide provides general information about the ASUS P2-M3A3200/
P4-M3A3200 barebone system. This guide is intended for experienced users and
integrators with hardware knowledge of personal computers.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
1.
Chapter 1: System introduction
This chapter gives a general description of ASUS P2-M3A3200/P4-M3A3200.
The chapter lists the system features, including introduction on the front and
rear panel, and internal components.
2.
Chapter 2: Starting up
This chapter helps you power up the system and install drivers and utilities
from the support CD.
3.
Chapter 3: Motherboard information
This chapter gives information about the motherboard that comes with the
system. This chapter includes the motherboard layout, jumper settings, and
connector locations.
4.
Chapter 4: BIOS information
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus and describes the BIOS parameters.
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Conventions used in this guide
To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following
symbols used throughout this manual.
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.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1.
ASUS Websites
The ASUS websites provide updated information on ASUS hardware and
software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
2.
Optional Documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty
flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not
part of the standard package.
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System package contents
Check your P2-M3A3200/P4-M3A3200 system package for the following items.
Standard items
1. ASUS P2-M3A3200/P4-M3A3200 barebone system with
• ASUS motherboard
• CPU fan and heatsink assembly
• 3-in-1 storage card reader
• CompactFlash card reader
• PCIE raiser card
• 200W power supply unit
2. Cables
• Power cable
• Serial ATA power cable and signal cable
• IDE cable
3. CD
• Support CD
4. Quick Installation Guide
If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer immediately.
Optional items
1. ASUS VGA card
2. Infrared card (for P4-M3A3200 only)
3. Remote control (for P4-M3A3200 only)
Optional items are not included in the system package. They are purchased
separately.
This chapter gives a general
description of ASUS P2-M3A3200/
P4-M3A3200. The chapter lists the
system features including introduction
on the front and rear panels, and
internal components.
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System introduction
Chapter 1
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for purchasing the ASUS P2-M3A3200/P4-M3A3200!
The ASUS P2-M3A3200/P4-M3A3200 is an all-in-one barebone system with rich
home entertainment features.
The system comes in a stylish casing and powered by an ASUS motherboard that
supports the AMD® Athlon™ 64 x2, Athlon™ 64, and Sempron™ processors.
The system supports up to 4GB system memory using DDR2 800/667/533MHz
DIMMs, high-resolution graphics via integrated graphics controller, Serial ATA,
USB 2.0, and eight-channel high-definition audio CODEC.
1.2
Front panel
The illustrations below show the front panels of the P2-M3A3200 and
P4-M3A3200.
Front panel of the P2-M3A3200
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Front panel (close)
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Front panel (open)
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Front panel of the P4-M3A3200
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Front panel (close)
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Front panel (open)
1.
Hard disk drive (HDD) LED. This LED lights up when data is read from or
written to the hard disk drive.
2.
Optical disk drive bay cover.
3.
Front panel cover.
4.
Optical disk drive eject button. Press this button to eject an optical disk.
5.
Power button. Press this button to turn the system on.
6.
CompactFlash®/Microdrive™ card reader.
7.
3-in-1 card reader. This 3-in-1 card reader supports the MultiMediaCard,
Secure Digital™ card, and Memory Stick™/Memory Stick PRO™ card.
8.
4-pin IEEE 1394 port. This port connects to an IEEE 1394 device such as a
digital camrecorder.
9.
USB 2.0 ports 5 and 6. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports
connect to USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA,
and others.
10. Microphone port (pink). This port connects to a microphone.
11. Headphone port (lime). This port connects to a headphone or speaker.
12. IR card (optional). This IR card supports a remote control.
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1.3
Rear panel
The illustration below shows the rear panel of the P2-M3A3200 and P4-M3A3200.
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Rear panel
1.
Power connector.
2.
Voltage selector. This switch allows you to adjust the system input voltage
according to the voltage supply in your area. If the voltage supply in your
area is 100-127V, set this switch to 115V. If the voltage supply in your area is
200-240V, set this switch to 230V.
Setting the switch to 115V in a 230V environment or 230V in a 115 environment
will seriously damage the system!
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3.
Center/Subwoofer port (orange). This port connects to the center/
subwoofer speakers.
4.
Rear Speaker Out port (black). This port connects to the rear speakers in a
4-channel, 6-channel, or 8-channel audio configuration.
5.
Side Speaker Out port (grey). This port connects to the side speakers in an
8-channel audio configuration.
6.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects to the tape, CD, DVD player, or
other audio sources.
7.
Line Out port (lime). This port connects to a headphone or speaker. In
4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel configuration, the function of this port
becomes Front Speaker Out.
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Microphone port (pink). This port connects to a microphone.
Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in
2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Light Blue
Lime
Pink
Orange
Black
Gray
9.
Headset
2-channel
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
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–
–
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 Ou
–
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
PS/2 mouse port (green). This port connects to a PS/2 mouse.
10. PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port connects to a PS/2 keyboard.
11. LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area
Network (LAN) through a network hub.
LAN port LED indications
ACT/LINK LED
Status
Description
OFF
No link
YELLOW
Linked
BLINKING Data activity
SPEED LED
Status
Description
OFF
10 Mbps connection
ORANGE 100 Mbps connection
GREEN 1 Gbps connection
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
LAN port
12. USB 2.0 ports 1, 2, 3, and 4. These 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
connect to USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera, PDA,
and others.
13. Optical S/PDIF Out port. This port connects to an external audio output
device via an optical S/PDIF cable.
14. VGA port. This port connects to a VGA monitor or other VGA-compatible
devices.
15. HDMI port. This port is for a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
connector, and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-Ray
discs, and other protected content.
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16. Serial port. This port is for pointing devices or other serial devices.
17. ASUS VGA card (optional).
18. Expansion slot.
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Internal components
The illustration below is the internal view of the ASUS P2-M3A3200/P4-M3A3200
when you remove the chassis cover. The installed components are labeled for your
reference.
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5.25 inch optical disk drive and
3.5 inch hard disk drive cage
5.
ASUS motherboard
2.
Front panel assembly
6.
DIMM slots
3.
Power supply unit
7.
AM2+ socket (under the CPU fan
and heatsink assembly)
4.
PCIE raiser bracket (connected to
the motherboard PCIE slot)
8.
CPU fan and heatsink assembly
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Chapter 2
Starting up
This chapter helps you power up the
system and install drivers and utilities
from the Support CD.
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2.1
Installing an operating system
The ASUS P2-M3A3200/P4-M3A3200 supports Windows® XP / Vista Operating
Systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to
maximize the features of your hardware.
2.2
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To ensure that the OS work properly, install the drivers included in the
Support CD.
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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.
Powering up your system
Press the power button ( ) to power up the system.
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2.3
Support CD information
The support CD that comes with the system package contains the drivers, software
applications, and utilities that you can install to get all the system features.
The contents of the Support CD are subject to change at any time without
notice. Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.
2.3.1
Running the Support CD
Place the Support CD into the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the
Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled on your computer.
Click an icon to display
Support CD/motherboard
information
Click an item to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled on your computer, browse the contents of the
Support CD to locate the ASSETUP.EXE file from the BIN folder. Double-click
the ASSETUP.EXE file to run the CD.
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2.3.2
Drivers menu
The Drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
ASUS InstALL - Installation Wizard for Anti-Virus and Drivers Utility
Installs all of the drivers.
Norton Internet Security 2008
Installs Norton Internet Security 2008.
AMD Chipset Program Driver
Installs the AMD chipset program driver.
Realtek Audio Driver
Installs the Realtek® audio driver.
HDMI Audio Driver
Installs the HDMI audio driver.
Realtek RTL8168C/RTL8111C LAN Driver
Installs the Realtek® RTL8168C/RTL8111C LAN driver.
Realtek Cardreader Driver
Installs the Realtek® Cardreader driver.
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2.3.3
Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications that the motherboard supports.
ASUS InstAll - Installation Wizard for Utilities
Installs all of the utilities.
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in a Windows®
environment. This utility requires an Internet connection either through a network or an
Internet Service Provider (ISP).
ASUS Cool’n’Quiet Utility
Installs the ASUS Cool’n’Quiet utility.
ASUS AI Manager
Installs the ASUS AI Manager where you can launch AI disk, AI Security, and AI
Probe easily.
Adobe Acrobat Reader 8
Installs the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader that allows you to open, view, and print
documents in Portable Document Format (PDF).
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2.3.4
Manual menu
The Support CD contains the Realtek HD Audio User’s Manual and NIS 2008
Subscription renewal Guide.
The manuals are in Portable Document Format (PDF) format. Install the Adobe®
Acrobat® Reader from the Utilities menu before opening a manual.
2.3.5
ASUS Contact information
Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information.
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2.3.6
Other information
The icons on the top right corner of the screen give additional information on the
motherboard and the contents of the Support CD. Click an icon to display the
specified information.
Motherboard Info
Displays the general specifications of the motherboard.
Browse this CD
Displays the Support CD contents in graphical format.
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Technical Support Form
Displays the ASUS Technical Support Request Form that you have to fill out when
requesting technical support.
Filelist
Displays the contents of the Support CD and a brief description of each item in text
format.
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2.4
ASUS AI Manager
ASUS AI Manager allows you to launch AI Disk, AI Security, and AI Probe easily.
2.4.1
Installing AI Manager
To install AI Manager on your computer:
1.
Place the Support CD into the optical drive. The CD automatically displays
the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled on your computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled on your computer, browse the contents of the
Support CD to locate the ASSETUP.EXE file from the BIN folder. Double-click
the ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click ASUS AI Manager.
3.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
2.4.2
Launching AI Manager
You can launch AI Manager right after installation or anytime from the Windows®
desktop.
To launch AI Manager from the Windows® desktop, click Start > All Programs >
ASUS > AI Manager > AI Manager v1.xx.xx. The AI Manager Quick Bar appears.
After launching the application, the AI Manager icon appears in the Windows®
taskbar. Right-click this icon for more options.
2.4.3
AI Manager Quick Bar
Click the Main, My favorites, Support, or Information icon from the Quick Bar to
show the corresponding menu.
Close
Maximize/Resume
Minimize
Main
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Support
My Favorites
Information
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Click
to switch between a full-screen AI Manager window and the Quick bar.
Click
to keep AI Manager in the taskbar.
Click
to close AI Manager.
2.4.4
Main
Launch AI Disk, AI Security, or AI Probe from the Main menu. Click the small
triangle to open or close the Main menu.
Click to open/close the Main menu
AI Disk
AI Disk allows you to easily clear the temporary IE files, IE URLs, IE cookies, IE
history list, Recycle Bin, and recently opened files list. Select the item that you
want to clear, then click Apply.
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AI Security
AI Security allows you to set passwords to lock your removable storage devices
such as a USB flash disk and CD/DVD disk, which ensures more security for your
data.
To lock a device:
1.
If you are using AI Security for the first time, key in a password that consists
of no more than 20 letters, numbers, or symbols.
2
Confirm your password.
3.
Key in your password hint (optional).
4.
Click OK.
5.
Select the device you want to lock, then click Apply.
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6.
Key in your password, then click OK. The device you selected cannot be
accessed without the password.
To unlock a device:
1.
Deselect the device you locked, then click Apply.
2.
Key in your password, then click OK.
To change your password, click Change Password and follow the onscreen
instructions.
AI Probe
AI Probe automatically detects the motherboard and CPU temperatures, CPU fan
speed, and CPU voltage. It also allows you to adjust these values manually.
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2.4.5
My favorites
Add your favorite applications to the My Favorites menu.
To add an application:
1.
Click Add and then select from the succeeding screen the application you
want to add to the My Favorites menu.
2.
Click Open. The application you selected is added and its icon appears.
Right-click an icon in the My Favorites menu to open, delete, or rename the
corresponding application.
Double-click an icon to open the corresponding application.
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2.4.6
Support
The Support menu displays links to the ASUS international website, online
technical support website, online download support website, and contact
information website.
2.4.7
Information
The Information menu displays the general information of your system,
motherboard, CPU, BIOS, memory, and other devices installed.
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Chapter 3
Motherboard info
This chapter gives information about
the motherboard that comes with the
system. This chapter includes the
motherboard layout, jumper settings,
and connector locations.
ASUS P2-M3A3200/P4-M3A3200
3.1
Introduction
The P2-M3A3200/P4-M3A3200 barebone system comes with an ASUS
motherboard. This chapter provides technical information about the motherboard
for future upgrades or system reconfiguration.
Motherboard layout
SATA2
LED_CON
SATA1
VIA
VT6308P
RTS5111
AMD
ATISB700
8Mb
BIOS
Super I/O
PRI_IDE
CIRRX
CF_CON
3.2
SB_PWR
3IN1_CON
RTM
880T-792
BUZZER
KBPWR
EATXPWR
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
PCI1
PCIEX1_1
LAN_USB12
21.3cm(8.4in)
CLRTC
M3R78L
RTL
8111C
USBPW1-4
USB34
Socket AM2+
IE1394_2
R
VGA
USB56
ALC1200
CD
SPDIF_OUT
HDMI
USBPW56
PWRSW
AMD
ATIRS780
COM1
DDR2 DIMM_A1(64 bit,240-pin module)
ATX12V
FRONT_AUD
DDR2 DIMM_B1(64 bit,240-pin module)
CPU_FAN
AUDIO
33.0cm(13in)
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3.3
1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in the
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup
parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell
battery powers the RAM data in the CMOS, which includes system setup
information such as the system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on
pins 2-3 for about 5-10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.
3. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process to enter the BIOS
setup program, then reenter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper
default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure.
If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and move the
jumper again to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After the CMOS clearance,
reinstall the battery.
CLRTC
1 2
2 3
M3R78L
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Normal
(Default)
Clear RTC
M3R78L Clear RTC RAM
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2.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW1-4, USBPW56)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep mode
(CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power mode) using
the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up from S3 and S4 sleep
modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh, power supply in reduced
power mode).
USBPW1-4
2 3
M3R78L
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
USBPW56
1 2
R
+5V
(Default)
M3R78L USB Device Wake Up
3.
•
The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can
provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port. Otherwise,
the system would not power up.
•
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
2 3
1 2
+5VSB
Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up feature.
Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) if you wish to wake up the computer
when you press a key on the keyboard (the default is the Space Bar). This
feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A on the
+5VSB lead, and a corresponding setting in the BIOS.
M3R78L
R
+5V
(Default)
2 3
1 2
KBPWR
+5VSB
M3R78L Keyboard Power Setting
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3.4
1.
Connectors
Serial ATA connectors (9-pin SATA1, SATA2)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk
drives.
•
Install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or Windows® XP Service Pack 1
before using Serial ATA hard disk drives.
•
When using the connectors in IDE mode, connect the primary (boot) hard disk
drive to the SATA1 or SATA2 connector.
SATA2
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXP2
GND
SATA1
M3R78L
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
RSATA_TXN1
RSATA_TXP1
GND
R
M3R78L SATA Connectors
2.
COM port connector (10-1pin COM1)
This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module
cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back
of the system chassis.
COM1
PIN1
M3R78L
R
M3R78L COM Port Connector
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3
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
PIN1
The onboard IDE connectors are for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cables.
There are three connectors on each Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable:
blue, black, and gray. Connect the blue connector to the motherboard’s IDE
connector, then select one of the following modes to configure your devices.
PRI_IDE
M3R78L
R
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the ID
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
M3R78L IDE Connector
Drive jumper setting
Single device
Cable-Select or Master
Cable-Select
Two devices
Master
Slave
Mode of
device(s)
Master
Slave
Master
Slave
Cable connector
Black
Black
Gray
Black or gray
•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the
Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion when you
connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 133 / 100 / 66 IDE devices.
If any device jumper is set as “Cable-Select”, ensure that all other device
jumpers have the same setting.
4.
CPU Fan connector (3-pin CPU_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA~740 mA (8.88 W max.)
or a total of 1 A~2.22 A (26.64 W max.) at +12V. 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.
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GND
CPU FAN PWR
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWM
CPU_FAN
M3R78L
R
M3R78L CPU Fan 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!
5.
Back audio connector (20-1 pin Back_Audio Connector)
BCAZ CEN L
BCAZ LEF R
SENSE CN1
BCAZ SURBL
BCAZ SURBR
SENSE SURB
BCAZ SUR L
BCAZ SUR R
SENSE SUR
AGND_A
AUDIO
M3R78L Back_Audio Connector
BCAZ MIC1L
BCAZ MIC1R
SENSE MIC1
R
BCAZ LIN1 L
BCAZ LIN1 R
SENSE LIN1
BCAZ FRONT L
BCAZ FRONTR
SENSE FRONT
M3R78L
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.
6.
LED connector (5-pin LED_CON)
This connector supports the Power and HDD activity LEDs in the system front
panel.
PLED+
HD_LED+
LED_CON
1
PLED_
PLED#
M3R78L
R
M3R78L LED Connector
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7.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The plugs from the power
supply are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the
proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
+3 Volts
-12 Volts
Ground
PSON#
Ground
Ground
Ground
-5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
Power OK
+5V Standby
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+3 Volts
EATXPWR
M3R78L
ATX12V
GND
+12V DC
R
GND
+12V DC
M3R78L ATX Power Connector
8.
•
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12 V power plug. Otherwise, the
system will not boot.
•
Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when
configuring a system with more power-consuming devices. The system
may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate. •
Ensure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum
power required by your system.
Internal audio connectors (4-pin CD)
This connector allows you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources
such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
CD
(black)
M3R78L
R
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Left Audio Channel
M3R78L Internal Audio Connector
Enable the CD-IN function in the audio utility when using this connector.
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Chapter 4
BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change
the system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions
of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
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Managing and updating you BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic
Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
ASUS AFUDOS: Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable floppy
disk.
2.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3: Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk,
USB flash disk, or the motherboard Support CD when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.
3.
ASUS EZ Flash 2: Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk or USB flash disk
during POST.
4.
ASUS Update: Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
4.1.1
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable USB
floppy disk or USB flash disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the
future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS file using the ASUS Update or
AFUDOS utilities.
•
All the floppy devices mentioned in this chapter are USB floppy devices.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
1.
Create a bootable floppy disk:
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
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Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
b. Click Start from the Windows® desktop, then select My Computer.
c. Right-click the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon, then select Format.
d. Select the Create an MS-DOS startup disk checkbox.
e. Click Start.
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Windows® Vista environment
a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44MB floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
b. Click
c. Right-click Floppy Disk Drive, then click Format.
from the Windows® desktop, then select Computer.
d. Select the Create an MS-DOS startup disk checkbox.
e. Click Start.
2.
Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable floppy
disk.
4.1.2
AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS in DOS environment using
a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also allows you to
copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when the BIOS fails or gets
corrupted during the updating process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
Ensure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at least 1024KB free
space to save the file.
The BIOS screens in this sections are for reference only. The actual BIOS
screens may not be the same as shown.
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1.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard Support CD to
the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
2.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /o[filename]
The [filename] is any user-assigned filename which consists of no more than
eight alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three alphanumeric
characters for the extension name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
Extension name
Main filename
3.
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
Write to file...... ok
A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS file.
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com and download the latest BIOS file
for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write down he BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact
BIOS filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard Support CD to
the bootable floppy disk.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /i[filename]
The [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file in the bootable floppy
disk.
A:\>afudos /iM3R78L.ROM
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4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iM3R78L.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot
failure!
5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is completed.
Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
A:\>afudos /iM3R78L.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... done
Verifying flash .... done
Please restart your computer
A:\>
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4.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
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 update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard Support CD, a floppy
disk, or USB flash disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
•
Prepare the motherboard Support CD, a bootable floppy disk or USB flash
disk containing the updated motherboard BIOS file before using this utility.
•
Ensure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the floppy disk
or USB flash disk to M3R78L.ROM.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file into the floppy disk
drive.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the
floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When the original or updated BIOS file is found, the utility reads it and starts
updating the corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “M3R78L.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can
cause system boot failure!
3.
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Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
Recovering the BIOS from the Support CD
To recover the BIOS from the Support CD:
1.
Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the system.
2.
Insert the Support CD into the optical drive.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the
floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When no floppy disk is found, the utility automatically checks the optical drive
for the original or updated BIOS file. The utility then updates the corrupted
BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
Checking for DVD-ROM...
DVD-ROM found!
Reading file “M3R78L.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
3.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard.
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file.
Recovering the BIOS from a USB flash disk
To recover the BIOS from a USB flash disk:
1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the original or updated BIOS file into a
USB port.
2.
Turn on the system.
3.
The utility automatically checks the devices for the original or updated BIOS
file. When the BIOS file is found, the utility reads it and starts updating the
corrupted BIOS file.
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
•
Only the USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and single partition supports
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3. The device size should be smaller than 8GB.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so
can cause system boot failure!
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4.1.4
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to go
through the long process of booting from a floppy disk or using a DOS‑based utility.
The EZ Flash 2 utility is built in the BIOS chip so it is accessible by pressing <Alt>
+ <F2> during the Power-On Self-Test (POST).
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
1.
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file for
this motherboard.
2.
Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk or USB flash disk, then restart the system.
3.
Launch EZ Flash 2 using either of the following methods.
(1) Insert the floppy disk / USB flash disk that contains the BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive or a USB port.
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.06
FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L8005
Current ROM
BOARD: M3R78L
VER: 0203
DATE: 05/20/08
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: A:\
A:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load [B] Backup
[Esc] Exit
[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
(2) Insert the floppy disk / USB flash disk that contains the BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive or a USB port.
Press <Del> during POST to enter the BIOS Setup utility. Go to the
Tools menu, then select EZ Flash2 and press <Enter>.
Press <Tab> to locate the correct file. Then press <Enter>.
4.
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When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash 2 performs the BIOS update
process and automatically reboots the system when done.
•
This function supports devices such as USB flash disks and floppy disks
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!
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.1.5
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the
motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility allows you
to:
•
Save the current BIOS file;
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet;
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file;
•
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet; and
•
View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the Support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an
Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
Place the Support CD into the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click ASUS Update.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
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Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
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1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start
> Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update
main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from the
Internet option from the dropdown
menu, then click Next.
3.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest
you to avoid network traffic, or
click Auto Select. Click Next.
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4.
From the FTP site, select the BIOS
version that you want to download.
Click Next.
5.
Follow the onscreen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself
through the Internet. Always
update the utility to get all its
features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start
> Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update
main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from a file
option from the dropdown menu,
then click Next.
3.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open
window, then click Open.
4.
Follow the onscreen instructions to
complete the update process.
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4.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can update
using the provided utility described in section 4.1 Managing and updating your
BIOS.
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring
your system, or prompted to “Run Setup.” This section explains how to configure
your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change the
configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can enable the
security password feature or change the power management settings. This
requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup program so that the
computer can recognize these changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the
SPI chip.
The firmware chip on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up
the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program.
Press <Del> during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility.
0therwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, reboot the system by doing any of the
following procedures:
• Restart using the OS standard shut-down procedure.
• Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> simultaneously.
• Press the reset button on the system chassis.
• Press the power button to turn the system off then back on.
Using the power button, reset button, or the <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> keys to
force reset from a running operating system can cause damage to your data
or system. We recommend to always shut-down the system properly from the
operating system.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being a
menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus and make
your selections from the available options using the navigation keys.
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The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most conditions
to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes unstable after
changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings to ensure system
compatibility and stability. Select the Load Setup Defaults item under the
Exit menu. See section 4.8 Exit menu.
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only. They may
not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file
for this motherboard.
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Main
Menu bar
Advanced
Power
System Time
System Date
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
SATA1
SATA2
Storage Configuration
General help
Configuration fields
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
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:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Exit
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
Time.
System Information
+-
Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Navigation keys
Sub-menu items
4.2.2
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM) configuration
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Tools
For changing the system tools configuration
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default
settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard
until the desired item is highlighted.
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this chapter are for reference only. They
may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS
information.
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4.2.3
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that
particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change
the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
4.2.4
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that menu.
For example, selecting Main shows the
Main menu items.
The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot,
Tools, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
4.2.5
Sub-menu items
Main
Advanced
Power
System Time
System Date
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
SATA1
SATA2
Storage Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
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[Thu 04/24/2008]
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
Time.
System Information
+-
Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
v02.61 (C)Copyright 1985-2008, American Megatrends, Inc.
Main menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the iteam has a
sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press <Enter>.
4.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user‑configurable,
you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item
that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. To
change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to display a list of options.
Refer to 4.2.8 Pop-up window.
4.2.7
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected
item.
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4.2.8
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that
do not fit on the screen. Press the <Up> / <Down> arrow keys or <Page Up> /
<Page Down> keys to display the other items on the screen.
4.2.9
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the
configuration options for that item.
Select the type of device connected to the
system.
Primary IDE Master
Device
: Not Detected
Type
[Auto]
LBA/Large Mode
[Auto]
Block(Multi-Sector Transfer) M
[Auto]
PIO Mode
[Auto]
Options
DMA Mode
Not[Auto]
Installed
SMART Monitoring
[Auto]
Auto
32Bit Data Transfer
[Enabled]
CDROM
ARMD
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Pop-up window
Scroll bar
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4.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears, giving
you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section 4.2.1 BIOS menu screen for information on the menu screen
items and how to navigate through them.
Main
Advanced
Power
System Time
System Date
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
SATA1
SATA2
Storage Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
[10:41:36]
[Thu 04/24/2008]
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Exit
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
Time.
System Information
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4.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
4.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
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4.3.3
Primary IDE Master/Slave
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE devices.
There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item then
press <Enter> to display the IDE device information.
Select the type of device connected to the
system.
Primary IDE Master
Device
: Not Detected
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block(Multi-Sector Transfer) M
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
SMART Monitoring
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
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General Help
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The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items (Device,
Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra DMA, and
SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable. These items show
Not Detected if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to [Auto] allows automatic selection of the
appropriate IDE device type. Select [CDROM] if you are specifically configuring a
CD-ROM drive. Select [ARMD] (ATAPI Removable Media Device) if your device
is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive. Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto]
[CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to [Auto] enables the LBA mode if the
device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously formatted with LBA
mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer) M [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to [Auto], the data
transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device
supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled], the data transfer
from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
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PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
4.3.4
SATA 1-2
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of Serial ATA
devices. There is a separate sub-menu for each SATA device. Select a device item
then press <Enter> to display the SATA device information.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
Third IDE Master
Device: Not Detected
LBA/Large Mode
Block(Multi-Sector Transfer) M
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
SMART Monitoring
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
Disabled: Disables
LBA Mode.
Auto: Enables LBA
Mode if the device
supports it and
the device is not
already formatted
with LBA Mode
disabled.
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The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items (Device,
Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra DMA, and
SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable. These items show
N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
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LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to [Auto] enables the LBA mode if the
device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously formatted with LBA
mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) M [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to [Auto], the data
transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device
supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled], the data transfer
from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
4.3.5
Storage Configuration
The Storage Configuration menu allows you to configure your storage device(s).
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
OnChip SATA Channel
OnChip SATA Type
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[Enabled]
[IDE]
Options
Disabled
Enabled
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OnChip SATA Channel [Enabled]
Allows you to disable or enable the OnChip SATA channel.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
OnChip SATA Type [IDE]
Allows you to select the OnChip SATA type. Configuration options: [IDE] [RAID]
[AHCI]
4.3.6
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The BIOS
automatically detects the items in this menu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
AMIBIOS
Version
:0203
Build Date :05/20/08
Processor
Brand
:AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3200+
Speed
Count
:1800MHz
:1
System Memory
Installed Size: 512MB
Usable Size
: 448MB
F1
F10
ESC
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Select Item
General Help
Save and Exit
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AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information
Processor
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory
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4.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other
system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Main
Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
JumperFree Configuration
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCIPnP
USB Configuration
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F1
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ESC
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Select Field
General Help
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4.4.1
JumperFree Configuration
Configure System Frequency/Voltage
Processor Voltage
DDR Voltage
FSB Frequency
CPU Spread Spectrum
Source Spread Spectrum
ATIG Spread Spectrum
[Auto]
[Auto]
[200]
[Center 1%]
[Center 1%]
[Center 1%]
Options
Auto
+25mV
+50mV
+75mV
+100mV
+125mV
+150mV
+175mV
Processor Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the processor voltage. Configuration options: [Auto] [+25mV]
[+50mV] [+75mV] [+100mV] [+125mV] [+150mV] [+175mV]
DDR Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the DDR voltage. Configuration options: [Auto] [2.00V] [2.10V]
[2.20V]
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FSB Frequency [200]
Displays the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus and PCI
bus. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the FSB frequency. You can also type
the desired FSB frequency using the numeric keypad. The values range from 200
to 600. Refer to the table below for the correct Front Side Bus and CPU External
Frequency settings.
FSB / CPU External Frequency Synchronization
Front Side Bus
FSB 1600
FSB 1333
FSB 1066
FSB 800
CPU External Frequency
400 MHz
333 MHz
266 MHz
200 MHz
CPU Spread Spectrum [Center 1%]
Allows you to set the CPU spread spectrum. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Center 1%] [Center 0.5%]
Source Spread Spectrum [Center 1%]
Allows you to set the source spread spectrum. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Center 1%] [Center 0.5%]
ATIG Spread Spectrum [Center 1%]
Allows you to set the ATIG spread spectrum. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Center 1%] [Center 0.5%]
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4.4.2
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
CPU Configuration
Module Version: 13.28
AGESA Version: 3.1.7.0
Physical Count: 1
Logical Count: 1
AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3200+
Revision: F2
Cache L1: 128 KB
Cache L2: 128 KB
Cache L3: N/A
Speed
: 1800MHz
NB Clk: N/A
Current FSB Multiplier: 9x
Maximum FSB Multiplier: 9x
Able to change Freq. : Yes
uCode Patch Level
: 0x62
Secure Virtual Machine Mode [Enabled]
AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet Function [Disabled]
ACPI SRAT Table [Enabled]
AMD Live! [Disabled]
Enable/Disable Secure
Virtual Machine Mode
(SVM)
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Secure Virtual Machine Mode [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the AMD Secure Virtual Machine mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
AMD Cool ‘n’ Quiet Function [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the generation of ACPI_PPC, _PSS, and _PCT
objects. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ACPI SRAT Table [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the building of ACPI SRAT table.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
AMD Live! [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable AMD Live. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
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4.4.3
Chipset
The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
PCI Express Configuration
Internal Graphics Configuration
PCI Express Configuration
PCI Express Configuration
Advanced
PCI Express Configuration
GPP Slots Power Limit, W
[25]
Port #02 Features
Port #04 Features
Port #05 Features
Port #06 Features
Port #07 Features
Port #09 Features
Port #10 Features
NB-SB Port Features
GPP Slots Power Limit, W [25]
Configuration options: [25]
Port #02 Features
Gen2
Link
Link
Slot
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High Speed Mode
ASPM
Width
Power Limit, W
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[75]
‘Auto’ - RC only
advertize Gen2
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Gen2 High Speed Mode [Auto]
Allows you to set the Gen2 high speed mode. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Disabled] [Software Initiated] [Advertised RC]
Link ASPM [Disabled]
Allows you to set the Link ASPM. Configuration options: [Disabled] [L0s] [L1]
[L0s & L1]
Link Width [Auto]
Allows you to set the Link Width. Configuration options: [Auto] [x1] [x2] [x4] [x8] [x16]
Slot Power Limit, W [75]
Configuration options: [75]
Port #04 Features-Port #10 Features
Gen2 High Speed Mode
Link ASPM
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
‘Auto’ - RC only
advertize Gen2
capability
Gen2 High Speed Mode [Disabled]
Allows you to set the Gen2 high speed mode. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Disabled] [Software Initiated] [Advertised RC]
Link ASPM [Disabled]
Allows you to set the Link ASPM. Configuration options: [Disabled] [L0s] [L1]
[L0s & L1]
NB-SB Port Features
NB-SB Link ASPM
[Disabled]
NP NB-SB VC1 Traffic Support [Disabled]
Link Width [Auto]
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NB-SB Link ASPM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the NB-SB Link ASPM.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [L1]
NP NB-SB VC1 Traffic Support [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the NP NB-SB VC1 traffic support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Link Width [Auto]
Allows you to set the Link Width. Configuration options: [Auto] [x1] [x2] [x4]
Internal Graphics Configuration
Advanced
Internal Graphics Configuration
UMA Frame Buffer Size
GFX Engine Clock Override
[Auto]
[Disabled]
Surround View
[Disabled]
NB Azalia
[Enabled]
Options
Auto
32MB
64MB
128MB
256MB
UMA Frame Buffer Size [Auto]
Allows you to select the UMA frame buffer size. Configuration options: [Auto]
[32MB] [64MB] [128MB] [256MB]
GFX Engine Clock Override [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the GFX engine clock override.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
NB Azalia [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable NB Azalia. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
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4.4.4
Onboard Devices Configuration
Onboard Devices Configuration
Serial Port1 Address
HD Audio Azalia Device
Onboard 1394 Controller
Onboard LAN Controller
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Primary Display Adapter
[3F8/IRQ4]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[PCI-E]
Allows BIOS to select
Serial Port1 Base
Addresses.
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4][2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
HD Audio Azalia Device [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the HD audio Azalia device.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
Onboard 1394 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard 1394 controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Onboard LAN Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN boot ROM.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Primary Display Adapter [PCI-E]
Allows you to select the graphics controller used as the primary boot device.
Configuration options: [PCI-E] [Onboard]
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4.4.5
PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP
devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources for either
PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block for legacy ISA
devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S
PCI Latency Timer
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
Palette Snooping
[No]
[64]
[Yes]
[Disabled]
IRQ-3
IRQ-4
IRQ-5
IRQ-7
IRQ-9
IRQ-10
IRQ-11
IRQ-14
IRQ-15
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
No: lets the BIOS
configure all the
devices in the
system.
Yes: lets the
operating system
configure Plug and
Play (PnP) devices
not required for
boot if your system
has a Plug and Play
operating system.
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Plug and Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set to
[Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating system
configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device latency
timer register. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160] [192] [224] [248]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card requests for
an IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the PCI VGA card even
if requested. Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the palete snooping feature informs the PCI devices that
an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the latter can function
correctly. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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IRQ-xx [PCI Device]
When set to [PCI Device], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP devices.
When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA devices.
Configuration options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]
4.4.6
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
USB Configuration
Options
USB Devices Enabled:
Disabled
Enabled
4 Drives
USB Functions
USB 2.0 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
Legacy USB Support
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[FullSpeed]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
F1 General Help
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ESC Exit
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The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the
auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows None.
USB Functions [Enabled]
Enables or disables the USB functions. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Enables or disables the USB 2.0 Controller. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or
FullSpeed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [FullSpeed] [HiSpeed]
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off [Enabled]
Allows you to enable support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off
feature. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for Legacy USB storage devices, including
USB flash drives and USB hard drives. Setting to Auto allows the system to
detect the presence of USB devices at startup. If detected, the USB controller
legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is
disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
4.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) and the Advanced Power Management
(APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Suspend Mode
Repost Video on S3 Resume
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI APIC support
[Auto]
[No]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
4.5.1
Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) state
to be used for system suspend. Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only]
[Auto]
[S1(POS) Only] - Enables the system to enter the ACPI S1 (Power on Suspend) sleep state. In S1 sleep state, the system appears suspended and stays in a low power mode. The system can be resumed at any time.
[S3 Only] - Enables the system to enter the ACPI S3 (Suspend to RAM) sleep state (default). In S3 sleep state, the system appears to be off and consumes less power than in the S1 state. When signaled by a
wake-up device or event, the system resumes to its working state
exactly where it was left off.
[Auto] - Detected by OS.
4.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume [No]
Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS post on S3/STR resume.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
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4.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support [Disabled]
Allows you to add additional tables as per Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) 2.0 specifications. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.5.4
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) support in the Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). When set
to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.5.5
APM Configuration
Power Button Mode
Restore on AC Power Loss
[On/Off]
[Last State]
Power
Power
Power
Power
Power
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
On
On
On
On
On
By
By
By
By
By
PCIE Devices
External Modem
RTC Alarm
PS/2 Keyboard
PS/2 Mouse
Select Power button
functionality.
Power Button Mode [On/Off]
Allows you to select the power button mode. Configuration options: [On/Off]
[Suspend]
Restore on AC Power Loss [Last State]
When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power On] [Power Off] [Last State]
Power On By PCIE Devices [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system through a
PCI Express card. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least
1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By External Modem [Disabled]
Enables or disables RI to generate a wake event. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and
applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the first
try. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the computer is off
causes an initialization string that turns the system power on.
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Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Enables or disables RTC to generate a wake event. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to use specific keys on the keyboard to turn on the system. This feature
requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Space Bar] [Ctrl-Esc] [Power Key]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse to turn
on the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A
on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.5.6
Hardware Monitor
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
CPU Temperature
[23ºC/73ºF]
[30ºC/86ºF]
CPU Fan Speed
[4891RPM]
VCORE Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
[ 1.344V]
[ 3.152V]
[ 4.838V]
[11.712V]
Smart Q-FAN Function
[Enabled]
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CPU Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the motherboard
and CPU temperatures. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the detected
temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A. Select Ignored if you do not wish to display the
detected speed.
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VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through
the onboard voltage regulators.
Smart Q-FAN Function [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature that smartly adjusts the
fan speeds for more efficient system operation. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
4.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
Power
Specifies the Boot
Device Priority
sequence.
Boot Settings
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
A virtual floppy disk
drive (Floppy Drive B:)
may appear when you set
the CD-ROM drive as the
first boot device.
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[Removable Dev.]
[Hard Drive]
[ATAPI CD-ROM]
1st ~ xxth Boot Device
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
Select Screen
Select Item
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available
devices.
+Change Option
The number of device items that appears on the screen depends
on theHelp
number of
F1
General
F10 Save and Exit
devices installed in the system. Configuration options: [Removable
ESC ExitDev.]
[Hard Drive] [ATAPI CD-ROM ] [Disabled]
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4.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Full Screen Logo
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST) while
booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set to [Disabled],
BIOS performs all the POST items. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo 2™ feature.
AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM. Configuration options: [Force BIOS]
[Keep Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when error
occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message Press DEL to run Setup
during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Passward
Change Supervisor Password
+F1
password. F10
The
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Supervisor
Save and Exit
Exit
Select this item to set or change the supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set
a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item.
2.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six letters
and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message Password Installed appears after you successfully set your
password.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a
supervisor password.
To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password then
press <Enter>. The message Password Uninstalled appears.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS Real
Time Clock (RTC) RAM.
After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow you to
change other security settings.
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Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Installed
: Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
[Full Access]
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
[Setup]
User Access Level [Full Access]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
[No Access] - prevents user access to the Setup utility.
[View Only] - allows access but does not allow change to any field.
[Limited] - allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and Time.
[Full Access] - allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password item on
top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a password, this
item shows Installed.
To set a User Password:
1.
Select the Change User Password item.
2.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six letters
and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message Password Installed appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user password.
Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the Setup
utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both when accessing
Setup and booting the system. Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
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Main
Tools menu
Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
Press ENTER to run
the utility to select
and update BIOS.
This utility doesn't
support :
1.NTFS format
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS O.C. Profile
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Field
Enter Go to Sub
Screen
F1 General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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ASUS EZ Flash 2
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <OK>, a confirmation
message appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No],
then press <OK> to confirm your choice.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.06
FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L8005
Current ROM
BOARD: M3R78L
VER: 0203
DATE: 05/20/08
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: A:\
A:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load [B] Backup
[Esc] Exit
[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
4.7.2
ASUS O.C. Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Tools
O.C. PROFILE Configuration
O.C. Profile 1 Status
O.C. Profile 2 Status
Save BIOS settings
to Profile 1
:Not Installed
:Not Installed
Save to Profile 1
Load from Profile 1
Save to Profile 2
Load from Profile 2
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Start O.C. Profile
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Save to Profle 1/2
Allows you to save the current BIOS file to the BIOS Flash. Press <Enter> to save
the file.
Load from Profile 1/2
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Press
<Enter> to load the file.
Start O.C. Profile
Allows you to run the utility to save and load CMOS. Press <Enter> to run the
utility.
ASUSTek O.C. Profile Utility V1.06
Current CMOS
BOARD: M3R78L
VER: 0203
DATE: 05/20/08
Update CMOS
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: A:\
A:
Note
[Enter] Select
[Y] Yes
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[Left/Right] Switch
[N/Esc] No
This function can support devices such as USB flash disks and floppy
disk with FAT 32/16 format and single partition only.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent the system boot failure!
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Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the
BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options
from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit
menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM. An onboard
backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even when the PC is turned
off. When you select this option, a confirmation window appears. Select OK to save
changes and exit.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you made to
the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than System Date, System
Time, and Password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation before exiting.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears. Select
OK to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the
Setup menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation
window appears. Select OK to load default values. Select Exit & Save Changes
or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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