P2-M2A690G
ASUS PC (Desktop Barebone)
E3329
First Edition
September 2007
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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
1.3
Rear panel...................................................................................... 1-4
1.2
1.4
Front panel ................................................................................... 1-2
Internal components..................................................................... 1-6
Chapter 2:
Basic Installation
2.1
Preparation.................................................................................... 2-2
2.3
Removing the side cover.............................................................. 2-3
2.2
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
Before you proceed...................................................................... 2-2
Removing the front panel cover.................................................. 2-4
Removing the storage drive assembly....................................... 2-4
Removing the CPU fan and heatsink.......................................... 2-5
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 2-6
2.7.1
Overview.......................................................................... 2-6
2.7.3
Installing the heatsink and fan......................................... 2-8
2.7.2
2.8
Installing a DIMM......................................................................... 2-10
2.8.1
Memory configurations................................................... 2-10
2.8.3
Removing a DDR2 DIMM.............................................. 2-15
2.8.2
2.9
2.11
2.12
2.13
Installing a DDR2 DIMM................................................ 2-15
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-16
2.9.1
PCI slot.......................................................................... 2-16
2.9.3
Installing an expansion card.......................................... 2-16
2.9.2
2.10
Installing CPU.................................................................. 2-6
PCI Express x1 slot........................................................ 2-16
Installing an optical drive........................................................... 2-18
Reinstalling the storage drive assembly.................................. 2-19
Installing the foot stand.............................................................. 2-20
Reinstalling the front panel cover and the cover..................... 2-20
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Chapter 3:
Installing an operating system.................................................... 3-2
3.3
Support CD information............................................................... 3-2
3.2
Powering up................................................................................... 3-2
3.3.1
Running the support CD.................................................. 3-3
3.3.3
Make disk menu............................................................... 3-5
3.3.2
3.4
3.3.4
Utilities menu................................................................... 3-4
ASUS contact information................................................ 3-5
Software information.................................................................... 3-6
ASUS PC Probe II........................................................................... 3-6
Chapter 4:
Motherboard Info
4.1
Introduction................................................................................... 4-2
4.3
Jumpers......................................................................................... 4-3
4.2
4.4
Motherboard layout....................................................................... 4-2
Connectors.................................................................................... 4-5
Chapter 5:
5.1
5.1.1
ASUS Update utility......................................................... 5-2
5.1.3
ASUS EZ Flash utility ..................................................... 5-6
5.1.4
5.2
BIOS Information
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 5-2
5.1.2
5.1.5
Creating a bootable floppy disk........................................ 5-5
AFUDOS utility................................................................. 5-8
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility..................................... 5-10
BIOS setup program................................................................... 5-12
5.2.1
BIOS menu screen......................................................... 5-13
5.2.3
Navigation keys.............................................................. 5-13
5.2.2
5.2.4
5.2.5
5.2.6
5.2.7
5.2.8
5.2.9
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Starting up
3.1
Menu bar........................................................................ 5-13
Menu items.................................................................... 5-14
Sub-menu items............................................................. 5-14
Configuration fields........................................................ 5-14
Pop-up window.............................................................. 5-14
Scroll bar........................................................................ 5-14
General help.................................................................. 5-14
Table of contents
5.3
Main menu................................................................................... 5-15
5.3.1
System Time.................................................................. 5-15
5.3.3
Primary IDE Master/Slave, SATA1/SATA2..................... 5-16
5.3.2
5.3.4
5.4
5.3.5
CPU Configuration......................................................... 5-19
5.4.3
Onboard Devices Configuration..................................... 5-23
5.4.5
PCI PnP......................................................................... 5-24
USB Configuration......................................................... 5-25
5.5.1
Suspend Mode............................................................... 5-26
5.5.3
ACPI APIC Support........................................................ 5-26
5.5.4
ACPI Support................................................................. 5-26
APM Configuration......................................................... 5-27
5.5.5
Hardware Monitor.......................................................... 5-28
5.6.1
Boot Device Priority....................................................... 5-29
5.6.3
Security.......................................................................... 5-32
Boot menu................................................................................... 5-29
5.6.2
5.8
Chipset........................................................................... 5-20
Power menu................................................................................. 5-26
5.5.2
5.7
System Information........................................................ 5-18
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 5-19
5.4.4
5.6
SATA Configuration........................................................ 5-17
5.4.1
5.4.2
5.5
System Date.................................................................. 5-15
Boot Settings Configuration........................................... 5-30
Tools menu.................................................................................. 5-33
5.7.1
5.7.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2........................................................... 5-33
Spread Spectrum........................................................... 5-34
Exit menu..................................................................................... 5-34
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is
required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications
to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the
electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power
cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected.
• If 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 came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the
power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer
immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in
any area where it may become wet. Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
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 and installation instructions about ASUS
P2-M2A690G 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.
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Chapter 1: System introduction
This chapter gives a general description of ASUS P2-M2A690G. The chapter
lists the system features, including introduction on the front and rear panel,
and internal components.
2.
Chapter 2: Basic installation
3.
Chapter 3: Starting up
4.
Chapter 4: Motherboard information
5.
Chapter 5: BIOS information
This chapter provides step-by-step instructions on how to install components
in the system.
This chapter helps you power up the system and install drivers and utilities
from the support CD.
This chapter gives information about the motherboard that comes with the
system. This chapter includes the motherboard layout, jumper settings, and
connector locations.
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus and describes the BIOS parameters.
Conventions used in this guide
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 aid in completing a task.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1.
2.
ASUS Websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
Optional Documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty
flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not
part of the standard package.
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System package contents
Check your P2-M2A690G system package for the following items.
If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer immediately.
Item description
1.
ASUS P2-M2A690G barebone system with
• ASUS motherboard
• CPU fan and heatsink assembly
• CompactFlash card reader
• 3-in-1 storage card reader
• PCI riser card
• 200W power supply unit
2.
Cable
• Power cable and plug
• Serial ATA power cable and signal cable
• IDE cable
3.
CDs
• Support CD
• Software CD
• Recover PRO CD (only support Windows® 2000 / XP)
4.
Quick installation Guide
This chapter gives a general
description of ASUS P2-M2A690G.
The chapter lists the system features
including introduction on the front and
rear panel, and internal components.
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System introduction
Chapter 1
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for choosing ASUS P2-M2A690G!
ASUS P2-M2A690G is an all-in-one barebone system with a versatile home
entertainment feature.
The system comes in a stylish casing and powered by the ASUS motherboard that
supports the AMD® Athlon64, AMD® Sempron, or AMD® Athlon 64 X2 processor.
The system supports up to 4 GB of system memory using DDR2-800 / 667 / 533
DIMMs, high-resolution graphics via integrated graphics controller, Serial ATA, USB
2.0, and 8-channel audio features.
1.2
Front panel
The front panel includes the optical drive bays, power button, and several I/O
ports.
Close
1
2
3
4
5
6
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Open
7
8
9
10
11
12
1.
2.
3.
HDD LED. This LED lights up when data is read from or written to the hard
disk drive.
Optical drive bay cover
Front panel cover. Push to open the front panel.
4.
Optical drive eject button
6.
Power LED
5.
7.
8.
9.
Power button. Press this button to turn the system on.
CompactFlashTM Card slot
3 in i card reader
4-pin IEEE 1394 port
10. USB 2.0 ports. These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports are available
for connecting USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer, scanner, camera,
PDA, and others.
11. Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.
12. Headphone port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker.
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1.3
Rear panel
The system rear panel includes the power connector and several I/O ports that
allow convenient connection of devices.
1
3
5
7
9
4
Setting the
switch to 115V
in a 230V
environment or
230V in a 115
environment
will seriously
damage the
system!
6
8
10
KB/MS
11
2
12
SPDIF-O
13
17
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
14
HDMI
15
16
Power connector
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.
Center/Sub (yellow orange). This port connects the center/subwoofer
speakers.
Surr-Side (black). This port connects the side speakers in an 8-channel
audio configuration.
Surr-Rear (grey). This port connects the rear speakers on a 4-channel, 6channel, or 8-channel audio configuration.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects the tape, CD, DVD player, or
other audio sources.
Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker. In 4channel and 6-channel configuration, the function of this port becomes Front
Speaker Out.
Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.
PS/2 mouse port. This green 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 mouse.
10. PS/2 keyboard port. This purple 6-pin connector is for a
PS/2 keyboard.
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11. LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area
Network (LAN) through a network hub.
12. USB 2.0 ports 1, 2, 3 and 4. These 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports
are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
13. SPDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device via an
optical S/PDIF cable.
14. VGA port
15. HDMI port
16. Serial port
17. PCI slot metal brackets
Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in
2, 4, or 6-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, 6 or 8-channel configuration
Port
Light Blue
Headset
2-channel
Line In
Lime
Line Out
Gray
•
Pink
Mic In
Black
Yellow Orange
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•
4-channel
Line In
6-channel
Line In
8-channel
Line In
Front Speaker OutFront Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Mic In
•
•
Mic In
Rear Speaker Out
•
Mic In
Side Speaker Out
Center/Subwoofer Center/Subwoofer
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1.4
Internal components
The illustration below is the internal view of the system when you remove the top
cover and the power supply unit. The installed components are labeled for your
reference. Proceed to Chapter 2 for instructions on installing additional system
components.
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1
2
4
8
5
7
6
1.
2.
3.
4.
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5.25-inch optical drive and
3.5 inch hard disk drive cage
Front panel cover
Power supply unit
PCI card riser bracket (connected
to the motherboard PCI slot)
5.
6.
7.
8.
ASUS motherboard
DIMM sockets
AM2 socket (under the CPU fan
and heatsink assembly)
CPU fan and heatsink assembly
Chapter 1: System introduction
Chapter 2
Basic installation
This chapter provides step-by-step
instructions on how to install components in the system.
2.1
Preparation
Before you proceed, ensure that you have all the components you plan to install in
the system.
Basic components to install
1. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
3. Expansion card(s)
Tool
2. DDR2 Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM)
4. Hard disk drive
5. Optical drive
Phillips (cross) screw driver
2.2
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install components into the
system.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or a metal
object, such as the power supply case, before handling components to
avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic
pad or in the bag that came with the component.
The motherboard comes with an onboard standby power LED. This LED lights
up to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode or in soft-off mode, and not
powered OFF. Unplug the power cable from the power outlet and ensure that the
standby power LED is OFF before installing any system component.
SB_PWR
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ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
M2R68L Onboard LED
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2.3
1.
Removing the side cover
Remove the cover screws. Keep
the screws for later use.
1
2.
Pull the cover slightly toward the
rear panel.
3.
Lift the cover, then set aside.
2
3
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2.4
1.
2.
Removing the front panel cover
Lift the front panel cover hooks outward.
Carefully remove the front panel cover, then set it aside.
1
2
R
2.5
1.
2.
Removing the storage drive assembly
Lay the system on its
side, then locate and
remove three storage
drive assembly screws.
Lift the storage drive
assembly, then set aside.
2
1
1
1
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2.6
Removing the CPU fan and heatsink
1. Disconnect the CPU fan cable.
1
2.
Remove two screws securing the
blower to the CPU fan.
Set the blower aside.
3.
Unhook and slide out the metal
clips that secure the fan and
heatsink assembly to the retention
module.
2
metal
handles
metal clips
3
3
retention module
4.
hook
Lift the CPU fan and heatsink
assembly, then set aside.
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2.7
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
2.7.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with a 940-pin AM2 socket designed for the AMD
Athlon™ 64 X2 / Athlon™ 64 / Sempron™ processor.
The AM2 socket has a different pinout from the 940-pin socket designed for the
AMD Opteron™ processor. Ensure than you use a CPU that is designed for the
AM2 socket. The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the
CPU into the socket to prevent bending the pins the CPU!
2.7.2
Installing CPU
To install a CPU:
1.
Locate the AM2 CPU socket on the motherboard.
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M2R68L
M2R68L CPU Socket AM2
2.
2-
Press the CPU socket lever
sideways, then lift it up to a
90º-100º angle.
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3.
Match the gold
triangle on the
CPU with the small
triangle on the
socket. Insert the
CPU into the socket
until it fits in place.
4.
Push down the
socket lever to
secure the CPU
Ensure to install the CPU fan, blower and heatsink assembly on top of the
installed CPU.
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2.7.3
ReInstalling the CPU fan and heatsink assembly
The AMD Athlon™ 64 / AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 / AMD Sempron™ processor requires
a specially designed heatsink and fan assembly to ensure optimum thermal
condition and performance.
Follow these steps to reinstall the CPU fan and heatsink assembly:
1.
Position the CPU fan and heatsink
assembly on top of the installed
CPU.
metal handles
1
retention module
2.
•
The retention module base is already installed on the motherboard upon purchase. •
You do not have to remove the retention module base when installing the
CPU or installing other motherboard components.
Connect the CPU cable to the CPU fan
connector on the motherboard.
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3.
4.
Align the metal clips to the side rail of
the CPU fan and heatsink assembly,
with the locking levers in the reverse
orientation.
metal clips
Snap the hook of each metal clip into
the hold of the retention module.
3
4
hook
5.
Carefully press down the locking lever
and hook its end into the retention
module.
6.
Position the blower on top of the CPU
fan and heatsink assembly.
7.
Secure the blower to the CPU fan and
heatsink assembly with the screws
you removed earlier.
6
7
7
Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors
can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
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2.8
Installing a DIMM
The system motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline
Memory Module (DIMM) sockets.
The following figure illustrates the location of the sockets:
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112 Pins
128 Pins
DIMM_A1
DIMM_B1
M2R68L 240-pin DDR2 DIMM Sockets
2.8.1
Memory configurations
You may install up to 4 GB system memory using 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, and
2 GB DDR2 DIMMs.
•
Install only identical (the same type and size) DDR2 memory modules.
•
Install only ASUS-certified memory modules. Refer to the DDR2 Qualified
Vendors List (QVL) on the next page for details. Visit the ASUS website for
the latest DDR2 QVL.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, we recommend that you obtain memory modules from the
same vendor.
DIMM Support
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Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR2-800
Size Vendor
512MB Kingston
512MB Kingston
1G
1G
Kingston
Kingston
1G
Kingston
1G
Samsung
512MB Samsung
256MB Qimonda
512MB Qimonda
Model
KVR800D2N5/512
KVR800D2N5/512
KVR800D2N5/1G
KHX6400D2LL/1G
KVR800D2N5/1G
CL Brand SS/DS
N/A Samsung SS
N/A Promos
N/A Samsung DS
N/A Kingston DS
N/A Nanya
KR M378T2953CZ3-CE7 N/A Samsung DS
HYS64T32001HU-2.5-A N/A Qimonda SS
5
Corsair
Corsair
HYMP564U64BP8-S5 AB N/A Hynix
512MB HY
HYMP564U64CP8-S5 AB 5
Hynix
1G
HYMP512U64BP8-S5 AB 5
Hynix
1G
HY
HY
HY
512MB VDATA
1G
VDATA
1G
PSC
1G
AENEON
1G
SIS
1G
TAKEMS
HYMP512U64AP8-S6 AA N/A Hynix
HYMP512U64CP8-S5 AB 5
Hynix
M2GVD6G3H3160I1E53 N/A VDATA
M2GVD6G3I4170I1E53 N/A VDATA
SS
AET760UD00-25DB97X 5
SLY264M8-JGE-3
SLY264M8-JGE-3
PSC
N/A SIS
DS
DS
SS
DS
takeMS
SS
1G
TMS1GB264C081-805EP5
takeMS
DS
512MB VERITECH GTU512HLTXX4EG
1G
VERITECH GTU01GHLTXX4EG
UMAX
1GB,DDR2,PC6400
N/A Veritech
N/A Veritech
5
UMAX
DS
SS
DS
DS
• •
• •
•
• •
•
•
•
•
•
HY5PS12821AFP-S6
•
•
HY5PS12821CFPS5
•
HY5PS12821CFP-S5
VD29608A8A-25EG30648
SS
• •
HY5PS12821BFP-S5
SS
DS
TMS51B264C081-805EP 5
takeMS
HY5PS12821AFP-S6
HY5PS12821BFP-S5
AENEON DS
N/A SIS
TMS1GB264C081-805AE5
Heat-Sink Package
DS
512MB TAKEMS
1G
K4T51083QC-ZCE7
HYB18T256800AF25SSS49313
SS
AET660UD00-25DB98X N/A AENEON SS
TAKEMS
• •
DS
512MB AENEON
512MB SIS
K4T51083QC-ZCE7
NT5TU64M8BE-25C62321800CP
SS
AL6E8E63B-8E1K
5
PSC
DS
512MB PSC
AL7E8E63B-8E1K
5
SS
• •
• •
Heat-Sink Package
HYMP564U64AP8-S6 AA N/A Hynix
1G
K4T51083QC-ZCE7
Heat-Sink Package
CM2X1024-6400
5
• •
V59C1512804QBF25S0054707PEBPA • •
HYB18T256800AF25SSS25063
512MB HY
512MB HY
K4T51083QC-ZCE7
DIMM Support
A B
HYS64T64020HU-2.5-A N/A Qimonda DS
CM2X512A-6400
Corsair
DS
KR M378T6553CZ3-CE7 N/A Samsung SS
512MB Corsair
1G
SS
Component
•
•
•
VD29608A8A-25EG30647
•
A3R12E3HEF641B9A05
•
A3R12E3HEF641B9A05
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
AET93F25DB 0621
•
•
DDRII6408-8E 7212
•
•
AET93R25DB 0640
DDRII6408-8E 7301
•
•
•
•
MS18T51280-2.5P0710
MS18T51280-25FEA0709A
MS18T51280-2.5P0716
•
•
VTD264M8PC4G03A169045648
•
•
U2S12D30TP-8E
•
•
VTD264M8PC4G03A169045648
DDR2-667
Size Vendor
Model
CL Brand SS/DS
DIMM Support
Component
A B
256MB Kingston KVR667D2N5/256
N/A Elpida
SS
E2508AB-6E-E
•
•
1G
N/A Kingston
DS
D6408TE8WL-3
•
•
512MB Kingston KVR667D2N5/512
Kingston KVR667D2N5/1G
N/A Kingston
SS
512MB Samsung KR M378T6553CZ0-CE6 N/A Samsung SS
512MB Samsung KR M378T6453FZ0-CE6 N/A Samsung DS
512MB Samsung M378T6553CZ3-CE6
1G
1G
Samsung M378T2953CZ3-CE6
N/A Samsung SS
N/A Samsung DS
Samsung KR M378T2953CZ0-CE6 N/A Samsung DS
256MB Qimonda HYS64T32000HU-3S-A ASUS P2-M2A690G
N/A Qimonda
SS
D6408TE8WL-27
K4T51083QC
K4T56083QF-ZCE6
K4T51083QC-ZCE6
K4T51083QC-ZCE6
K4T51083QC-ZCE6
HYB18T512160AF-3SSSS17310
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
2-11
DDR2-667
Size Vendor
Model
512MB Qimonda HYS64T32000HU-3S-A SS
HYB18T5128000AF-3SSSS27416
•
Qimonda HYS64T128020HU-3S-A N/A
Qimonda
DS
HYB18T512800AF3SSSS28104
• •
Corsair
SS
Heat-Sink Package
VS512MB667D2
N/A
1G
VS1GB667D2
N/A
512MB Corsair
Corsair
256MB HY
512MB HY
512MB HY
1G
HY
HY
CM2X512-5400C4
4
HYMP532U64CP6-Y5 AB 5
HYMP564U64AP8-Y4 AA N/A
HYMP564U64AP8-Y5 AA N/A
HYMP512U64AP8-Y5 AB N/A
HYMP512U64CP8-Y5 AB 5
512MB Kingmax KLCC28F-A8EB5
N/A
1G
N/A
v512MB Kingmax KLCC28F-A8KB5
Kingmax KLCD48F-A8KB5
512MB Apacer
78.91092.420
512MB Apacer
AU512E667C5KBGC
512MB Apacer
1G
Apacer
1G
Apacer
1G
Apacer
512MB ADATA
512MB ADATA
1G
ADATA
512MB VDATA
512MB VDATA
512MB VDATA
1G
VDATA
1G
VDATA
1G
VDATA
512MB PSC
1G
PSC
256MB Nanya
512MB Nanya
512MB MDT
1G
1G
1G
MDT
MDT
PQI
AU512E667C5KBGC
AU01GE667C5KBGC
78.01092.420
AU01GE667C5KBGC
M20EL5G3H3160B1C0Z
M20AD5G3H3166I1C52
M2OAD5G3I4176I1C52
M2GVD5G3H31A4I1C52
M2YVD5G3H31P4I1C52
M2GVD5G3H166I1C52
M2GVD5G3I41P6I1C52
M2GVD5G3I41C4I1C52
M2GVD5G3I4176I1C52
AL6E8E63B-6E1K
AL7E8E63B-6E1K
NT256T64UH4A1FY-3C
NT512T64U88A1BY-3C
MDT 512MB
MDT 1024MB
MDT 1024MB
DDR2-667U 1G
512MB AENEON AET660UD00-30DA98Z
N/A
N/A
5
5
N/A
5
5
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
5
5
N/A
N/A
4
4
4
N/A
N/A
Corsair
Corsair
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
Elpida
Kingmax
Kingmax
Elpida
Apacer
Apacer
Apacer
Elpida
Apacer
Elpida
ADATA
ADATA
VDATA
VDATA
VDATA
VDATA
VDATA
VDATA
PSC
PSC
Nanya
Nanya
MDT
MDT
MDT
Hynix
SS
DS
DS
SS
SS
SS
DS
DS
SS
SS
DS
SS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
SS
SS
DS
SS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
SS
DS
SS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
AENEON SS
HYB18T512800AF3SFSS05346
MIII0052532M8CEC
MID095D62864M8CEC
HY5PS121621CFP-Y5
HY5PS12821AFP-Y4
HY5PS12821AFP-Y5
HY5PS12821AFP-Y5
HY5PS12521CFP-Y5
E5108AE-6E-E
KKEA88B4LAUG-29DX
KKEA88B4LAUG-29DX
E5108AE-6E-E
AM4B5708MIJS7E0627B
AM4B5708GQJS7E06332F
AM4B5708GQJS7E0636B
E5108AE-6E-E
AM4B5708MIJS7E0627B
E5108AE-6E-E
AD29608A8A-3EG20648
AD29608A8A-3EG20645
VD29608A8A-3EC20615
VD29608A8A-3EG20627
VD29608A8A-3EG20637
VD29608A8A-3EG20627
VD29608A8A-3EC20620
VD29608A8A-3EG20641
A3R12E3GEF637BLC5N
A3R12E3GEF637BLC5N
NT5TU32M16AG-3C
NT5TU64M8AE-3C
18D51280D-30648
18D51200D-30646
AET93F300A 0606
AENEON AET760UD00-30DB97X
N/A
5
5
512MB TAKEMS TMS51B264C081-665AP 5
1G
TAKEMS TMS1GB264C081-665QI 5
AENEON DS
AENEON DS
takeMS
SS
takeMS
DS
takeMS
SS
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
AENEON SS
AENEON AET760UD00-30DA98Z
• •
AET93F30DA8EE47414G 0540
N/A
1G
• •
• •
HY5PS12821BFP-E3 A
512MB AENEON AET660UD00-30DA98Z
AENEON DS
• •
AET93F30DA 0552
AET93R300B 0634
N/A
• •
• •
AENEON SS
AENEON AET760UD00-30DA98Z
• •
18D51280D-30646E
5
1G
512MB TAKEMS TMS51B264C081-665QI
2-12
Qimonda
512MB AENEON AET660UD00-30DB97X
1G
DIMM Support
A B
Qimonda
N/A
512MB Corsair
1G
Component
N/A
512MB Qimonda HYS64T64000HU-3S-A
1G
CL Brand SS/DS
AET93F30DA 0604
AET93R300B 0639
MS18T51280-3
MS18T51280-3S0627D
MS18T51280-3
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
• •
•
• •
Chapter 2: Basic installation
DDR2-667
Size Vendor
1G
1G
Model
TAKEMS TMS1GB264C081-665AE 5
TAKEMS TMS1GB264C081-665AP 5
512MB VERITECHGTP512HLTM45EG
1G
VERITECHGTP01GHLTM55EG
512MB GEIL
512MB TEAM
1G
TEAM
512MB Century
512MB Century
1G
CL Brand SS/DS
Century
GX21GB5300DC
TVDD512M667C5
TVDD1.02M667C4
CENTURY 512MB
CENTURY 512MB
CENTURY 1G
1G
Century
CENTURY 1G
1G
KINGBOX DDRII 1G 667MHz
512MB KINGBOX 512MB 667MHz
takeMS
takeMS
DS
DS
N/A VERITECH SS
N/A VERITECH DS
4
GEIT
N/A TEAM
N/A TEAM
N/A Nanya
N/A Hynix
N/A Hynix
N/A Nanya
SS
SS
DS
SS
SS
DS
DS
N/A KINGBOX SS
N/A KINGBOX DS
Component
DIMM Support
A B
MS18T51280-3SEA07100
•
VTD264M8PC6G01A164129621
•
MS18T51280-3SP0717A
VTD264M8PC6G01A164129621
•
•
•
•
•
Heat-Sink Package
T2D648MT-6
•
T2D648PT-6
•
NT5TU64M8AE-3C
•
•
•
HY5PS12821AFP-Y5
HY5PS12821AFP-Y5
•
NT5TU64M8AE-3C
•
EPD264082200-4
•
•
EPD264082200-4
•
DDR2-533
Size Vendor
256MB Kingston
256MB Kingston
512MB Kingston
512MB Kingston
1G
Kingston
Model
KVR533D2N4/256
KVR533D2N4/256
KVR533D2N4/512
KVR533D2N4/512
KVR533D2N4/1G
256MB Samsung
M378T3253FG0-CD5
256MB Qimonda
HYS64T32000HU-3.7-A
512MB Samsung
512MB Qimonda
512MB Qimonda
512MB Qimonda
CL Brand SS/DS
N/A Elpida
N/A Elpida
N/A Hynix
N/A Infineon
HYS64T64000GU-3.7-A
4
Qimonda
HYS64T64000HU-3.7-A N/A Qimonda
N/A Qimonda
Micron
512MB Corsair
HYMP512U64CP8-C4 AB 4
MT 16HTF6464AG-53EB2 4
MT 16HTF12864AY-53EA1 4
VS512MB533D2
512MB Elpida
EBE51UD8ABFA-5C-E
256MB Kingmax
KLBB68F-36EP4
512MB Kingmax
512MB Kingmax
512MB PQI
1G
PQI
KLBC28F-A8KB4
KLBC28F-A8EB4
MEAB-323LA
MEAB-423LA
•
•
HYB18T512160AF-3.7AFSS31270 •
Qimonda
MT 16HTF6464AG-53EB2 4
Micron
•
4
Hynix
Micron
Micron
N/A Corsair
N/A Elpida
N/A Kingmax
N/A Elpida
N/A Elpida
N/A PQI
N/A PQI
SS
SS
SS
D6408TE7BL-37
K4T51083QB-GCD5
HYB18T512800AC37SSS11511
HYB18T512800AF37SSS12079
•
•
HY5PS12821CFP-C4 •
DS
DS
DS
SS
SS
SS
SS
SS
DS
Z9BQT
D9CRZ
MIII0052532M8CEC
E5108AB-5C-E
KKEA88B4IAK-37
E5116AB-5C-E
E5108AE-5C-E
D2-E04180W025
•
•
•
•
•
•
4
AENEON SS
AET93F370A 3VV36328G 0522
512MB AENEON
AET660UD00-370A88S
N/A AENEON DS
ASUS P2-M2A690G
AET93F370A 0518
AET82F370A 0550
•
•
AET94F370AWVV34635G0520
AET660UD00-370A98Z
N/A AENEON SS
•
•
•
512MB AENEON
AET660UD00-370A98X
•
•
D2-E04230W107
AET93F370A G 0513
512MB AENEON
•
•
AENEON SS
AENEON SS
•
•
4
4
•
•
AET660UD00-370A98Z
AET560UD00-370A98Z
•
•
•
512MB AENEON
256MB AENEON
•
•
•
DS
D9BOM
•
•
•
DS
•
•
HYB18T512800AF37FSS29334
HY5PS121621CFP-C4 •
•
SS
SS
•
•
•
•
Samsung SS
512MB Micron
1G
•
K4T56083QF-GCD5
DS
4
Hynix
512MB Micron
HY5PS56821F-C4
•
N/A Samsung SS
N/A Kingston
M378T6553BG0-CD5
HYS64T64000HU-3.7-A
E5116AF-5C-E
•
HYMP532U64CP6-C4 AB 4
HY
DS
SS
E5116AB-5C-E
DIMM Support
A B
HYB18T512800AF3733336550
256MB HY
1G
SS
SS
Component
•
•
•
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DDR2-533
Size Vendor
512MB AENEON
1G
1G
AENEON
AENEON
Model
AET660UD00-370B97X
AET760UD00-370A98Z
AET760UD00-370A98S
CL Brand SS/DS
4
AENEON
N/A AENEON
• •
• •
AET92F370A 0606
•
4
DS
AET92R370B 0644
• •
AET760UD00-370B97X
4
2G
AENEON
AET860UD00-370A08X N/A AENEON
AET760UD00-370B97S
AET93F370A 0551
DS
AENEON
AENEON
AET93R370B 0640
DIMM Support
A B
N/A AENEON
1G
1G
SS
DS
Component
AENEON
AENEON
DS
DS
AET93R370B 0640
• •
AET03F370AFVV26176G 0542
256MB TAKEMS
TMS25B264B161-534KQ 4
takeMS
SS
MS18T51216-3.70711
512MB TAKEMS
TMS51B264C081-534AP 4
takeMS
SS
MS18T51280-3.7P0704D
512MB TAKEMS
v512MB TAKEMS
1G
TAKEMS
1G
TAKEMS
1G
TAKEMS
TMS51B264C081-534QI
4
TMS51B264C081-534AE 4
TMS1GB264C081-534AE 4
TMS1GB264C081-534QI 4
TMS1GB264C081-534AP 4
takeMS
takeMS
takeMS
takeMS
takeMS
SS
DS
DS
DS
512MB REMAXEL RML1040EG38D6F-533
4
1G
N/A VERITECH DS
512MB VERITECH GTP512HLTM46DG
VERITECH GTP01GHLTM56DG
Elpida
SS
SS
N/A VERITECH SS
•
•
MS18T51280-3.7
• •
MS18T51280-3.7EA07100
• •
• •
MS18T51280-3.7EA0651D
MS18T51280-3.7
• •
E5108AG-5C-E
•
MS18T51280-3.7P0645D
•
VTD264M8PC6G01A164129621 • •
VTD264M8PC6G01A164129621 • •
Side(s): SS - Single-sided
DS - Double-sided
CL: CAS Latency
DIMM support:
A - Supports one module inserted into either slot, in Single-channel memory
configuration.
B - Supports one pair of modules inserted into both slots as one pair of Dualchannel memory configuration.
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2.8.2
Installing a DDR2 DIMM
Ensure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other
system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to both the
motherboard and the components.
1.
2.
2
Unlock a DDR2 DIMM socket
by pressing the retaining clips
outward.
DDR2 DIMM notch
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the socket.
1
1
Unlocked retaining clip
A DDR2 DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. DO
NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips snap
back in place and the DIMM is
properly seated.
3
Locked Retaining Clip
2.8.3
Removing a DDR2 DIMM
Follow these steps to remove a DIMM:
1.
Simultaneously press the
retaining clips outward to unlock
the DIMM.
2
1
1
DDR2 DIMM notch
Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining clips.
The DIMM might get damaged when it flips out with extra force.
2.
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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2.9
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following sub‑sections
describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Ensure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards.
Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage to the motherboard
components.
2.9.1
PCI slot
This system has one PCI slot that supports cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card,
USB card, and other cards that comply with PCI specifications.
2.9.2
PCI Express x1 slot
This system has one PCI Express x1 slot that supports cards such as a PCI
Express x1 network card, SCSI card, and other cards that comply with the PCI
Express specifications.
2.9.3
1.
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Installing an expansion card
Lift the PCI riser card assembly.
Chapter 2: Basic installation
2.
Remove the metal cover opposite the slot that you intend to use.
3.
Insert the card connector to the slot, then press the card firmly until it fits in place. Secure the card with a screw.
4.
Reinstall the PCI riser card assembly. Ensure that the riser card connector sits
properly on the motherboard PCI slot.
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2.10 Installing an optical drive
Follow these steps to install an optical drive:
1.
2.
Turn the storage drive assembly upside down with the 3.5-inch bay on top of
the 5.25-inch bay.
Insert the optical drive upside down to the 5.25-inch bay, then secure it with
two screws on both sides.
2
3.
Turn the storage drive assembly, insert the hard disk drive upside down to the
3.5-inch bay, then secure it with two screws on both sides.
3
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2.11 Reinstalling the storage drive assembly
Before reinstalling the storage drive assembly, connect the IDE / SATA and power
plugs to the IDE / SATA and power connectors at the back of the drives.
1.
2.
3.
Connect the black plug of the IDE cable to the optical drive, then the gray
plug to the hard disk drive. If you have the SATA HDD, connect the SATA
cable to the SATA HD.
Connect the 4-pin power plugs to the power connectors at the back of the
drives.
Install the storage drive assembly to the chassis.
3
R
4.
Secure the storage drive assembly with three screws.
R
4
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2.12 Installing the foot stand
1.
Match the foot stand
hooks to the holes on the
chassis.
2.
Pull the foot stand to the
direction of the arrow
until the lock clicks in
place.
To remove the foot stand, lift the lock, then slightly push the foot stand to the
direction of the rear panel until it disengages from the chassis.
2.13 Reinstalling the front panel cover and the cover
Refer to the section of Removing the front panel cover and follow the instructions
in reverse.
Refer to the section of Removing the cover and follow the instructions in reverse.
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Chapter 3
Starting up
This chapter helps you power up the
system and install drivers and utilities
from the support CD.
ASUS P2-M2A690G
3.1
Installing an operating system
The barebone system supports Windows® 2000 / XP / Vista Operating Systems
(OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates so you can
maximize the features of your hardware.
Because motherboard settings and hardware options vary, use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for general reference only. Refer to your
OS documentation for more information.
3.2
Powering up
Press the system power button ( ) to enter the OS.
Press to turn ON the system
3.3
Support CD information
The support CD that came with the system contains useful software and several
utility drivers that enhance the system features.
3-
•
Screen display and driver options may not be the same for different
operating system versions.
•
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time without
notice. Visit the ASUS website for updates.
Chapter 3: Starting up
3.3.1
Running the support CD
To begin using the support CD, place the CD in your optical drive. The CD
automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
Click an icon to display
support CD/motherboard
information
Click an item to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the
support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click
the ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
ASUS InstALL - Installation Wizard for Drivers
Automatically installs all the necessary drivers for this motherboard.
Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethernet Driver
Installs the Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethernet driver.
ATI Display Driver
Installs the ATI display driver.
Realtek Audio Driver
Allows you to install the Realtek audio driver.
ATI HDMI Driver
Installs the ATI HDMI.
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3.3.2
Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications that the motherboard supports.
ASUS InstAll - Installation Wizard for Utilities
Installs the ASUS InstAll - Installation Wizard 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 Screen Saver
Installs ASUS Screen Saver.
ASUS Cool’n’Quiet Utility
Installs the ASUS Cool’n’Quiet Utility.
ASUS PC Probe II
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system voltages, and
alerts you of any detected problems. This utility helps you keep your computer in healthy
operating condition.
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Chapter 3: Starting up
3.3.3
Make disk menu
The Make disk menu shows the drivers that the motherboard supports.
Make ATI RAID/AHCI x86_x64_WinXP Driver
Allows you to make ATI RAID/AHIC x86_x64_WinXP driver.
Make ATI RAID/AHCI Vista32 Driver
Allows you to make ATI RAID/AHCI Vista32 driver.
Make ATI RAID/AHCI Vista64 Driver
Allows you to make ATI RAID/AHCI Vista64 driver.
3.3.4
ASUS Contact information
Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can also find
this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
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3.4
Software information
Most of the applications in the support CD have wizards that will conveniently
guide you through the installation. View the online help or readme file that came
with the software for more information.
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS PC Probe II is a utility that monitors the computer’s vital components
and alerts you of any problem with these components. PC Probe II senses fan
rotations, CPU temperature, and system voltages, among others. PC Probe II
is software-based, allowing you to start monitoring your computer the moment
you turn it on. With this utility, you are assured that your computer is always in a
healthy operating condition.
Installing PC Probe II
To install PC Probe II on your computer:
1.
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab
appears if your computer has an enabled Autorun feature.
If Autorun is not enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support
CD to locate the setup.exe file from the ASUS PC Probe II folder. Double-click
the setup.exe file to start installation.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click ASUS PC Probe II.
3.
Follow the screen instructions to complete installation.
Launching PC Probe II
You can launch the PC Probe II right after installation or anytime from the
Windows® desktop.
To launch the PC Probe II from the Windows® desktop, click Start > All Programs
> ASUS > PC Probe II. The PC Probe II main window appears.
After launching the application, the PC Probe II icon appears in the Windows®
taskbar. Click this icon to close or restore the application.
Using PC Probe II
Main window
The PC Probe II main window allows
you to view the current status of
your system and change the utility
configuration. By default, the main
window displays the Preference
section. You can close or restore the
Preference section by clicking on
the triangle on the main window right
handle.
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Click to close the
Preference panel
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Button
Function
Opens the Configuration window
Opens the Report window
Opens the Desktop Management Interface window
Opens the Peripheral Component Interconnect window
Opens the hard disk drive, memory, CPU usage window
Minimizes the application
Opens the Windows Management Instrumentation window
Shows/Hides the Preference section
Closes the application
Sensor alert
When a system sensor detects a problem, the main window right handle turns red,
as the illustrations below show.
When displayed, the monitor panel for that sensor also turns red. Refer to the
Monitor panels section for details.
Preferences
You can customize the application using the
Preference section in the main window. Click
the box before each preference to activate or
deactivate.
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Hardware monitor panels
The hardware monitor panels display the current value of a system sensor such as
fan rotation, CPU temperature, and voltages.
The hardware monitor panels come in two display modes: hexagonal (large) and
rectangular (small). When you check the Enable Monitoring Panel option from
the Preference section, the monitor panels appear on your computer’s desktop.
Small display
Large display
Changing the monitor panels position
To change the position of the monitor panels on the desktop, click
the arrow down button of the Scheme options, then select another
position from the list box. Click OK when finished.
Moving the monitor panels
All monitor panels move together using a magnetic effect. If you want
to detach a monitor panel from the group, click
the horseshoe magnet icon. You can now move
or reposition the panel independently.
Adjusting the sensor threshold value
You can adjust the sensor threshold value in
the monitor panel by clicking the arrow buttons. You can also adjust the threshold
values using the Config window.
You cannot adjust the sensor threshold
values in a small monitoring panel.
Click to
increase value
Click to
decrease
value
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Monitoring sensor alert
The monitor panel turns red when a component value exceeds or is lower than the
threshold value. Refer to the illustrations below.
Small display
Large display
WMI browser
Click
to display the Windows
Management Instrumentation (WMI)
browser. This browser displays various
Windows® management information.
Click an item from the left panel to
display on the right panel. Click the
plus sign (+) before WMI Information
to display the available information.
You can enlarge or reduce the browser size by dragging the bottom right corner
of the browser.
DMI browser
Click
to display the Desktop
Management Interface (DMI) browser.
This browser displays various desktop
and system information. Click the plus
sign (+) before DMI Information to
display the available information.
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PCI browser
Click
to display the Peripheral
Component Interconnect (PCI )
browser. This browser provides
information on the PCI devices
installed on your system. Click the plus
sign (+) before the PCI Information
item to display available information.
Usage
The Usage browser displays real-time information on the CPU, hard disk drive
space, and memory usage. Click
to display the Usage browser.
CPU usage
The CPU tab displays real-time CPU
usage in line graph representation.
If the CPU has an enabled HyperThreading, two separate line graphs
display the operation of the two logical
processors.
Hard disk drive space usage
The Hard Disk tab displays the used
and available hard disk drive space.
The left panel of the tab lists all logical
drives. Click a hard disk drive to display
the information on the right panel. The
pie chart at the bottom of the window
represents the used (blue) and the
available HDD space.
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Memory usage
The Memory tab shows both used
and available physical memory. The
pie chart at the bottom of the window
represents the used (blue) and the
available physical memory.
Configuring PC Probe II
Click
to view and adjust the sensor threshold values.
The Config window has two tabs: Sensor/Threshold and Preference. The
Sensor/Threshold tab enables you to activate the sensors or to adjust the sensor
threshold values. The Preference tab allows you to customize sensor alerts,
change temperature scale, or enable the Q-Fan feature.*
Loads the default
threshold values for
each sensor
Applies your
changes
Cancels or
ignores your
changes
Loads your saved
configuration
Saves your
configuration
*Available on some motherboards only.
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Chapter 4
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.
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4.1
Introduction
The P2-M2A690G barebone system comes with an ASUS motherboard. This
chapter provides technical information about the motherboard for future upgrades
or system reconfiguration.
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Motherboard layout
Chapter 4: Motherboard info
4.3
1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup
parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell
battery powers the RAM data in the CMOS, which includes the system setup
information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the battery.
3. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on
pins 2-3 for about 5-10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.
4. Re-install the battery.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to reenter data.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper
default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure.
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2.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34, USBPW56,
USBPW78)
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).
3.
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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.
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The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
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.
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4.4
1.
Connectors
Serial ATA connectors (9-pin SATA1, SATA2)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk
drives.
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•
Only Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 / Windows® XP Service Pack1 and
above support Serial ATA hard disk drives.
When using the connectors in Standard IDE mode, connect the primary (boot)
hard disk drive to the SATA1 or SATA2 connector.
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.
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IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
The onboard IDE connectors are for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable(s).
There are three connectors on each Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable:
blue, black, and gray. Connect the blue connector to the motherboard’s IDE
connector, then select one of the following modes to configure your device(s).
Drive jumper setting
Mode Cable of
device(s)
Cable connector
Single device
Cable-Select or
Master
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Black
Two devices
Cable-Select
Master
Slave
Black
Gray
Master
Slave
Master
Slave
Black or gray
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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.
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4.
CPU Fan connectors (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.
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.
USB connector (10-1 pin USB78)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. You can connect a USB/GAME
module cable to the connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at
the back of the system chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0
specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
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6.
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.
•
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.
Enable the CD-IN function in the audio utility when using this connector.
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8.
Back audio connector (20-1 pin Back_Audio 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.
9.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF)
port(s). Connect the S/PDIF module cable to this connector, then install the
module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
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10. Power button with LED (5-pin LED_CON)
This connector supports the Power and HDD activity LEDs in the system front
panel.
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Chapter 5
BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change
system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus and describes the BIOS
parameters.
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5.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic
Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
ASUS Update: Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.
3.
ASUS AFUDOS: Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable floppy
disk.
ASUS EZ Flash 2: Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk or USB flash 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.
4.
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk in
case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard
BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilitiies.
All the floppy devices mentioned in this chapter are USB floppy devices.
5.1.1
ASUS Update utility
ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the
motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility allows you
to:
•
Save the current BIOS file;
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file;
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•
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet;
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet; and
View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an
Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
3.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update VX.XX.XX.
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:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start
> Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update
main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from the
Internet option from the drop‑down
menu, then click Next.
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Select the ASUS FTP site nearest
you to avoid network traffic, or
click Auto Select. Click Next.
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4.
5.
From the FTP site, select the BIOS
version that you wish to download.
Click Next.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself through
the Internet. Always update the
utility to avail all its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start
> Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update
main window appears.
Select Update BIOS from a file
option from the drop‑down menu,
then click Next.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open
window, then click Open.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
Chapter 5: BIOS setup
5.1.2
1.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do any of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
The floppy device used here is a USB floppy device.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click Start from the Windows® desktop, then select My Computer.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click File from the menu, then select Format. A Format 3 1/2 Floppy
Disk window appears.
e. Select Create an MS-DOS startup disk from the format options field,
then click Start.
Windows® 2000 environment
To create a set of boot disks for Windows® 2000:
a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. Insert the Windows® 2000 CD to the optical drive.
c. Click Start, then select Run.
d. From the Open field, type
D:\bootdisk\makeboot a:
assuming that D: is your optical drive.
e. Press <Enter>, then follow the screen instructions to continue.
Windows® Vista environment
a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk
drive.
b. Click
from the Windows® desktop, then select Computer.
c. Right-click Floppy Disk Drive then click Format to display the Format 3
1/2 Floppy dialog box.
d. Select the Create an MS-DOS startup disk check box.
2.
e. Click Start.
Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable floppy
disk.
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5.1.3
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility
ASUS EZ Flash 2 allows you to update the BIOS without having to go through the
long process of booting from a floppy disk and using a DOS‑based utility. The EZ
Flash 2 utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is accessible by pressing <Alt> + <F2>
during the Power-On Self Tests (POST).
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
1.
2.
3.
Download the latest BIOS file from ASUS website (www.asus.com), or obtain
it from the support CD.
Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk, then boot the system from floppy disk.
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST, the following screen appears:
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility B312
FLASH TYPE: Winbond W25P/X80 (8MB)
Update BOM
Current BOM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unkonwn
BOARD: M2R68L
VER: 0401
DATE:05/04/2006
PATH: D:\
A:
B:
C:
D:
E:
F:
G:
H:
Note
[Enter] Select
[Tab] Switch
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TRASHE~1
P5B.ROM
M2R68L.BIN
<DIR>
1048576 2002-01-01 00:01:32
524288 2006-05-04 22:43:12
[S] Save
[ESC] Exit
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
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4.
Select the floppy disk from the PATH: text box, then select the BIOS file’s
name from the text box on the right side (see figure below). Then press
<Enter> on your keyboard.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility B312
FLASH TYPE: Winbond W25P/X80 (4MB)
Update BOM
Current BOM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unkonwn
BOARD: M2R68L
VER: 0105
DATE:05/04/2006
PATH: D:\
A:
B:
C:
D:
E:
F:
G:
H:
Note
[Enter] Select
[Tab] Switch
5.
TRASHE~1
P5B.ROM
M2R68L.BIN
<DIR>
1048576 2002-01-01 00:01:32
524288 2006-05-04 22:43:12
[S] Save
[ESC] Exit
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
An “Are you sure to update BIOS?” message appears.Select “Yes”, press
<Enter> on your keyboard, and the EZ Flash 2 utility will perform BIOS
update process. The process may take a few minutes to complete.
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent
system boot failure!
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5.1.4
AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment using
a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also allows you to
copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when the BIOS fails or gets
corrupted during the updating process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
2.
•
Ensure that the USB Flash has at least 1024KB free space to save the file.
•
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS
screen displays may not be same as shown.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support CD to
the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /o[filename]
where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than eight
alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three alphanumeric
characters for the extension name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
Main filename
3.
Extension name
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the USB Flash.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
Write to file...... ok
A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS file.
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Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS file for
the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact BIOS
filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
3.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support CD to
the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /iM2R68L.ROM
4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iM2R68L.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 /iM2R68L.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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5.1.5
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the
BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can
update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support CD, the floppy disk or
the USB flash disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
•
Prepare the motherboard support CD, the floppy disk, or the USB flash disk
containing the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
•
Ensure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the floppy disk
or the USB flash disk to M2R68L.ROM.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
2.
3.
Turn on the system.
Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to 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 found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted
BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “M2R68L.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can
cause system boot failure!
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
Install memory module in DIMM_A1 or DIMM_B1 slots.
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Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the system.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the
floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
2.
Insert the support CD to the optical drive.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When no floppy disk is found, the utility automatically checks the optical drive
for the original or updated BIOS file. The utility then updates the corrupted
BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
Checking for CD-ROM...
CD-ROM found!
Reading file “M2R68L.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file.
Recovering the BIOS from the USB flash disk
To recover the BIOS from the USB flash disk:
1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the BIOS file to the USB port.
3.
The utility will automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file. When found,
the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted BIOS file.
2.
4.
Turn on the system.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
•
Only the USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and single partition can
support ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3. The device size should be smaller than
8GB.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so
can cause system boot failure!
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5.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable Low-Pin Count (LPC) chip that you
can update using the provided utility described in section “5.1 Managing and
updating your BIOS”.
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring
your system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section explains how to configure
your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change the
configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can enable the
security password feature or change the power management settings. This
requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup program so that the
computer can recognize these changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the
LPC chip.
The LPC chip on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up the
computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. Press
<Del> during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility. Otherwise,
POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, 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 the 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 Default Settings item under the
Exit Menu. See section “5.8 Exit Menu”.
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes
only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for
this motherboard.
Chapter 5: BIOS setup
5.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Menu bar
Configuration fields
Main Settings
System Time
System Date
[00:15:10]
[Wed 07/11/2007]
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
SATA1
SATA2
SATA Configuration
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
General help
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
System Information
Sub-menu items
5.2.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Power
For changing the Advanced Power Management (APM)
configuration
Tools
For setting EZ Flash and spread spectrum.
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard
until the desired item is highlighted.
5.2.3
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that
particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change
the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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5.2.4
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that menu.
For example, selecting Main shows the Main
menu items.
The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot, and
Exit) on the menu bar have their respective
menu items.
5.2.5
Sub-menu items
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Language
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
[11:10:19]
[Thu 03/27/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[English]
:[ST320413A]
:[ASUS CD-S340]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
System Information
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Main menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a
sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press <Enter>.
5.2.6
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 “2.2.7 Pop-up window”.
5.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the
configuration options for that item.
5.2.8
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.
5.2.9
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen
is a brief description of the selected item.
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Advanced Chipset settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
Memory Acceleration Mode
DRAM Idle Timer
DRAm Refresh Rate
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Graphic Adapter Priority
Graphics Aperture Size
Spread Spectrum
[AGP/PCI]
[ 64 MB]
[Enabled]
ICH Delayed Transaction
[Enabled]
MPS Revision
[1.4]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Pop-up window
Scroll bar
Chapter 5: BIOS setup
5.3
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 “5.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu screen
items and how to navigate through them.
Main Settings
System Time
System Date
[00:15:10]
[Wed 07/11/2007]
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
SATA1
SATA2
SATA Configuration
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB]
to
Use
[ENTER], [TAB]
select
a field. to
or
[SHIFT-TAB]
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure
Use
[+] orsystem
[-] totime.
configure system time.
System Information
5.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xxxx]
Allows you to set the system time.
5.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
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5.3.3
Primary IDE Master/Slave, SATA1/SATA2
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.
Primary IDE Master
Device
: Not Detected
Type
[Auto]
LBA/Large Mode
[Auto]
Block(Multi-Sector Transfer) M
[Auto]
PIO Mode
[Auto]
DMA Mode
[Auto]
SMART Monitoring
[Auto]
32Bit Data Transfer
[Enabled]
Select the type
of device connected
to the system
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.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to Auto allows automatic selection of the
appropriate IDE device type. Select CDROM if you are specifically configuring a
CD-ROM drive. Select ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device) if your device
is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive. Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto]
[CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to Auto enables the LBA mode if the
device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously formatted with LBA
mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to Auto, the data
transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device
supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled], the data transfer
from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
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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] [SWDMA0] [SWDMA1]
[SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0] [UDMA1] [UDMA2]
[UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
5.3.4
SATA Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the SATA
devices installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter> if you wish to
configure the item.
Storage Configuration
OnChip SATA Channel [Enabled]
OnChip SATA Type [SATA]
Options
Disabled
Enabled
OnChip SATA Channel [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable OnChip SATA channel.
Configuration options: [Enable] [Disable]
OnChip SATA Type [SATA]
Allows you to select OnChip SATA type. Configuration options: [SATA]
[Legacy IDE] [AHCI]
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5.3.5
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The BIOS
automatically detects the items in this menu.
AMIBIOS
Version
: 0401
Build Date : 06/04/07
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: AMD Sempron (tm) Processor 3200+
: 1800 MHz
: 1
System Memory
Installed Size: 512MB
Usable Size
: 448MB
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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5.4
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.
Advanced Settings
Configure CPU
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCIPnP
USB Configuration
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
5.4.1
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub-screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
CPU Configuration
CPU Configuration
Module Version: 13.06
AGESA Version: 02.08.00
Physucak Count: 1
Logical Count: 1
AMD Serpron (tm) Processsor 3200+
Revision: F2
Cache L1: 64KB
Cache L2: 128KM
Speend : 1800MHz
Current FSB Multiplier: 9x
Maximum FSB Multiplier: 9x
Able to Change Fre.: Yes
uCode Patch Level: 0x62
GAGT Error Reporting
[Disabled]
Microcode Updation
[Enabled]
Secure Virtual Machine
[Enabled]
Cool ‘n’ Quiet
[Enabled]
AMD Live!
[Disabled]
Options
This option should
Auto
remain disabled for
MANUAL
the normal operation.
The driver developer
may enable it for
texting purpose.
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub-screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
GART Error Reporting [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the GART error reporting. But this option should
remain disabled for the normal operation. You may enable it for testing purpose.
Configuration options: [Enable] [Disable]
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Microcode Updation [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable microcode updation.
Configuration options: [Enable] [Disable]
Secure Virtual Machine [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable AMD secure virtual machine.
Configuration options: [Enable] [Disable]
Cool ‘n’ Quiet [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the generation of ACPI_PPC, _PSS, AND _PCT
objects. Configuration options: [Enable] [Disable]
AMD Live! [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable AMD Live. Configuration options: [Enable]
[Disable]
5.4.2
Chipset
The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Memory Options &
Information
Chipset Configuration
Memory Controller
Internal Graphics
Memory Controller
+F1
F10
ESC
Memory Controller
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Memory Configuration
Power Down Control
[Auto]
Memory CLK
CAS Latency (Tcl)
RAS/CAS Delay (Trcd)
Min Active RAS (Tras)
RAS/RAS Delay (Trrd)
Row Cycle (Trc)
Asynchronous Latency
:667 MHz
:5.0
:5 CLK
:15CLK
:3 CLK
:21 CLK
:6 ns
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Chapter 5: BIOS setup
Memory Configuration
Memory Configuration
Memory Setting: 333MHz-5.0-5-5-15-2T
Memclock Mode
CAS Latency (CL)
TRCD
TRP
TRAS
Command Timing (2T mode)
MCT Timing Mode
Bank Interleaving
Enable Clock to ALL DIMMs
MemClk Tristate C3/ATLVID
DQS Signal Training Control
Memory Hole Remapping
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[ 2T]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Select the DRAM
Frequency programming
method. If Auto,
the DRAM speed will
be based on SPDs.
If Limit, the DRAM
spe will not exceed
the specified value.
If Manual, the DRAMs
specified will be
programmed regardless
Memclock Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the DRAM Frequency programming method.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Limit] [Manual]
CAS Latency (CL) [Auto]
Allows you to select the CAS Latency (CL). Configuration options: [Auto]
[3.0] [4.0] [5.0] [6.0]
TRCD [Auto]
Allows you to select the TRCD. Configuration options: [Auto] [3 CLK] [4
CLK] [5 CLK] [6 CLK]
TRP [Auto]
Allows you to select the TRP. Configuration options: [Auto] [3 CLK] [4 CLK]
[5 CLK] [6 CLK]
TRAS [Auto]
Allows you to select the TRAS. Configuration options: [Auto] [5 CLK] [6
CLK] [7 CLK] [8 CLK] [9 CLK] [10 CLK] [11 CLK] [12 CLK]
Command Timing (2T mode) [Auto]
Allows you to select the command timing. Configuration options: [Auto] [
1T] [ 2T]
MCT Timing Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the MCT timing mode. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Manual]
Bank Interleaving [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the bank memory interleaving. If set to
AUTO, the memory will be checked which executes 64 or 128-bits mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Enable Clock to All DIMMs [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable unused clocks to all DIMMs even memory
slots are not populated. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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MemClk Tristate c3/ATLVID [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable MemClk Tri-Stating during C3 and Alt VID.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DQS SignalTraining Control [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable DQS signaltraining control. Turning this off
requires custom memory timings programming. Training is automatically
disabled if CS Sparing is enabled.Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Memory Hole Remapping [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable memory remapping around memory hole.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power Down Control [Auto]
Allows DIMMs to enter power down mode by deasserting the clock enable
signal when DIMMs are not in use. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disable]
Internal Graphics
Internal Graphics
Internal Graphics Mode
UMA Frame Buffer Size
Current UMS Size
Primary Video Controller
[UMA]
[Auto]
[64MB]
[PCI/IGFX]
HDMI AUDIO
[Enabled]
Options
UMA
Internal Graphics Mode [UMA]
This item automatically detects the internal graphics mode.
UMA Frame Buffer Size [Auto]
Allows you to select UMA frame buffer size. Configuration options: [Auto]
[32MB] [64MB] [128MB] [256MB]
Primary Video Controller [PCI/IGFX]
Allows you to select the primary video controller.
Configuration options: [PCI/IGFX] [IGFX/PCI]
HDMI AUDIO [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the HDMI audio.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.4.3
Onboard Devices Configuration
Configure ITE8718 Super IO Chipset
Serial Port [Enabled]
Allows BIOS to Select
Serial Port1 Base
Addresses.
Configure Onboard Device
HDAudio Controller [Enabled]
Fire1394 Controller [Enabled]
Card Reader Controller [Enabled]
OnBoard LAN Controller [Enabled]
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Serial Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable BIOS to select serial Port1 base addresses.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
HDAudio Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the HD audio. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Fire1394 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Fire1394. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Card Reader Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the card reader. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
OnBoard LAN Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN boot rom.
Configuration options:[Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.4.4
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 PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S [No]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
IRQ-3 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-4 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-5 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-7 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-9 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-10 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-11 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-14 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-15 assigned to [PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
NO: lets the BIOS
congifure all the
devuces 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.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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: [No] [Yes]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the pallete snooping feature informs the PCI devices that
an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the latter can function
correctly. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IRQ-xx assigned to [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]
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5.4.5
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the USB-related features. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
USB Configuration
Options
Module Version - 2.24.0-12.4
USB Devices Enabled:
None
USB 1.1 OHCI Controllers [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off [Enabled]
Disabled
Enabled
The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the
auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows None.
USB 1.1 OHCI Controllers [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB1.1 OHCI devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 2.0 EHCI Controllers [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB2.0 EHCI devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for USB devices on legacy Operating
Systems (OS). Setting to Auto allows the system to detect the presence of USB
devices at startup. If detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no
USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480Mbps) or FullSpeed
(12Mbps). 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]
Do not disable the BIOS EHCI Hand-Off option if you are running a Windows®
operating system with USB device.
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5.5
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 [Auto]
ACPI Support [ACPI v1.0]
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
5.5.1
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]
5.5.2
ACPI Support [ACPI v1.0]
Allows you to select ACPI support. Configuration options: [ACPI v1.0] [ACPI v2.0]
[ACPI v3.0]
5.5.3
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) support in the Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC). When set
to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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5.5.4
APM Configuration
APM Configuration
Restore on AC Powwer Loss [Alwaus Off]
Resume From S5 By PME# [Disabled]
Resume From S5 By Ring [Disabled]
Resume From S5 By PS/2 KB/MS [Disabled]
Resume From S5 By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Restore on AC Power Loss [Always Off]
Enabled Options
or disable
APM.
Always Off
Always On
Last State
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
When set to Always Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
When set to Always On, the system goes on after an AC power loss. When set to
Last State, the system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state
was before the AC power loss. Configuration options: [Always Off] [Always On]
[Last State]
Resume From S5 By PME# [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable PME wake from sleep states.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Resume From S5 By Ring [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable ring to generate a wake event.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Resume From S5 By PS/2 KB/MS [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable PS/2 keyboard/mouse to generate a wake event.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Resume From S5 By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this item is
set to Enabled, the items RTC Alarm Date, RTC Alarm Hour, RTC Alarm Minute,
and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
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5.5.5
Hardware Monitor
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
CPU Temperature [40ºC/104ºF]
MB Temperature [59ºC/138ºF]
CPU Fan Speed [2177RPM]
VCORE Voltage [ 1.408V]
3.3V Voltage [ 3.328V]
5V Voltage [ 4.899V]
12V Voltage [11.985V]
Smart Q-FAN Function [Enabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
CPU Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
MB Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
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. Configuration options: [Ignored] [xxxC/xxxF]
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A] 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. Configuration options: [Ignored] [xxxRPM]
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 Q-Fan function that monitors the CPU/System
temperature and smartly adjust the fan speed. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
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5.6
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.
Boot Settings
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
Specifies the Boot
Device Priority
sequence.
A virtual floppy disk
drive (Floopy Drive B:
) may appear when you
set the CD-ROM drive
as the first boot
device
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
5.6.1
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub-screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device [Removable Dev.]
2nd Boot Device [ATAPI CD-ROM]
3rd Boot Device [Hard Drive]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
1st ~ 3rd Boot Device
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices.
The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number
of devices installed in the system. Configuration options: [Removable Dev.] [ATAPI
CD-ROM] [Hard Drive] [Disable]
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5.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
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-Test (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™ feature.
Add On 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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Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap Interrupt 19.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
5.6.3
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
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Change Supervisor Password
+F1
password. F10
The
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Supervisor
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.
2.
3.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six letters or
numbers, then press <Enter>.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you successfully set your
password.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password then
press <Enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
If you forgot your BIOS password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS Real
Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “4.3 Jumpers” for information on how to
erase the RTC RAM.
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After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow you to
change other security settings.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
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.
2.
3.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at least six
letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user password.
Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
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Password Check [Setup]
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]
5.7
Tools menu
The Tools menu items allow you to launch special functions. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
Tools Settings
Press ENTER to run
the utility to select
and update BIOS.
This utility doesn't
support :
1.NTFS format
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Spread Spectrum
[Enable]
Select Screen
Select Item
+- Change Field
Enter Go to Sub Screen
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
v02.58 (C)Copyright 1985-2007, American Megatrends, Inc.
5.7.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Enter>, a confirmation
message appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No],
then press <Enter> to confirm your choice. See page 5-6, section 5.1.3 for details.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.05
FLASH TYPE: WOINBOND W25P/X80
Current ROM
BOARD: M2R68L
VER: 0401
DATE: 06/04/07
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: A:\
A:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[B] Backup
[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
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5.7.2
•
This function cannot support IDE CD-ROM, IDE DVD-ROM, or External
SATA devices.
•
This function only supports FAT 32/16 format.
Spread Spectrum
Allows you to enable or disable the spread spectrum.
Configuration options: [Enable] [Disabled]
5.8
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the
BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
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.
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub-screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options
from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit
menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM. An onboard
backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even when the PC is turned
off. When you select this option, a confirmation window appears. Select Ok to save
changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes, the
program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save your changes
before exiting. Press <Enter> to save the changes while exiting.
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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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