AI Suite II for FM2 platform User Manual

AI Suite II for FM2 platform User Manual
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AI Suite II for FM2 platform User Manual
Installing AI Suite II...................................................................................................... 2
Using AI Suite II............................................................................................................ 3
Remote GO!.................................................................................................................. 4
Using Remote GO!........................................................................................... 4
Wi-Fi GO! Remote........................................................................................... 5
DLNA Media Hub............................................................................................. 7
Remote Desktop.............................................................................................11
File Transfer................................................................................................... 13
Securing your computer for Wi-Fi GO! Remote functions.............................. 14
DIGI+ Power Control.................................................................................................. 15
FAN Xpert 2................................................................................................................. 19
EPU
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TurboV EVO................................................................................................................ 26
Auto Tuning.................................................................................................... 26
GPU Boost..................................................................................................... 30
Probe II....................................................................................................................... 31
Launching Probe II......................................................................................... 31
Configuring Probe II....................................................................................... 31
Sensor Recorder........................................................................................................ 35
Launching Sensor Recorder.......................................................................... 35
Using Sensor Recorder.................................................................................. 35
Using History Record..................................................................................... 36
Ai Charger+................................................................................................................. 37
USB 3.0 Boost............................................................................................................ 38
USB Charger+............................................................................................................. 39
USB BIOS Flashback................................................................................................. 41
Scheduling the latest BIOS download............................................................ 41
Downloading the updated BIOS..................................................................... 41
Network iControl........................................................................................................ 43
Using EZ Start................................................................................................ 43
Using Quick Connection................................................................................ 44
Configuring Quick Connection....................................................................... 45
Using EZ Profile............................................................................................. 46
ASUS Update.............................................................................................................. 47
Launching ASUS Update............................................................................... 47
Using ASUS Update....................................................................................... 47
MyLogo2..................................................................................................................... 48
Launching MyLogo2....................................................................................... 48
Using MyLogo2.............................................................................................. 48
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Installing AI Suite II
AI Suite II is an all-in-one interface that integrates several ASUS utilities and allows you to
launch and operate these utilities simultaneously.
To install AI Suite II on your computer:
1.
Place the support DVD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab appears if your
computer has enabled the Autorun feature.
2.
Click Utilities tab > AI Suite II.
3.
The AI Suite II Installation Wizard will launch. Click Next to continue.
4.
Click Select all to install all available ASUS utilities or uncheck items you do not want
to install. To change the installation directory, click Browse and select a different folder.
5.
Once installation is complete, click Finished. The system will prompt you to reboot
your computer to complete the process.
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Using AI Suite II
AI Suite II automatically starts when you boot into Windows®. The AI Suite II icon appears on
the System Tray. Click the icon to open the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Click each button on the menu bar to select and launch a utility, to monitor the system, to
update the motherboard BIOS, to display system information, and to customize the settings
of AI Suite II.
Shortcut to
Auto Tuning
settings
Click Tool to
select a utility
Click Monitor
to display
Sensor and
CPU frequency
settings
Click to
update the
BIOS
Click to
display
system
information
Click to
customize
interface
settings
• The applications in the Tool menu vary with models in each feature.
• The Auto Tuning button appears only on models with the TurboV EVO function.
• The screeshots of AI Suite II in this user manual are for reference only. The actual
screenshots vary with models.
• Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
Auto Tuning
Clicking Auto Tuning on the AI Suite menu bar displays the option to configure CPU Power
settings or DRAM Power settings.
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Remote GO!
Connect your computer to a wireless network and use Remote GO! to wirelessly stream
media files to DLNA devices. It allows you to remotely control and access your computer
using your mobile device, and easily transfer files between your computer and mobile device.
•
•
Remote GO! is supported on Windows® 7 and later operating systems.
All devices using the Remote GO! functions must be on the same network.
Using Remote GO!
To launch Remote GO!, click Tool > Remote GO! on the AI Suite II menu bar.
Allows you to set a
password
Application
help
Remote GO!
menu
Remote GO! functions
•
DLNA Media Hub: Provides support to the latest DLNA standard, and allows you to
stream media files to a DLNA-supported device.
•
Remote Desktop: Allows you to view your computer’s desktop and remotely operate
your computer in real-time from your mobile device.
•
File Transfer: Allows you to transfer files between your computer and mobile device.
Launch Wi-Fi GO! Remote on your mobile device to use Wi-Fi GO! Remote control
functions. For more details, refer to next section Wi-Fi GO! Remote.
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Wi-Fi GO! Remote
Install the Wi-Fi GO! Remote application on your mobile device to use Remote GO!’s remote
control functions.
•
Wi-Fi GO! Remote supports iOS 4.0/Android 2.3 mobile devices or later versions.
•
For iOS devices, download the Wi-Fi GO! Remote from iTunes store. For Android
devices, download the Wi-Fi GO! Remote from Google Play Store or from the ASUS
support DVD.
Launching Wi-Fi GO! Remote
1.
Turn on your mobile device’s wireless connection. Your mobile device must be within
the same network as your computer.
2.
On your mobile device, tap
and
tap Enter on the Wi-Fi GO! Remote
page.
4.
Tap the computer you want to
connect to using your mobile device.
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Wi-Fi GO! Remote menu
The Wi-Fi GO! Remote’s user interface shown above is for reference only and may vary
with the mobile device’s operating system.
Below are the supported screen resolution of your mobile devices:
Screen type
Small creen
Normal
screen
Large screen
Extra large
screen
Low Density
(120, ldpi)
Medium Density
(160, mdpi)
QVGA
(240 x 320)
WQVGA400
(240 x 400)
WQVGA432
(240 x 432)
WVGA800
(480 x 800)
WVGA854
(480 x 854)
1024 x 600
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Extra high
density
(320, xhdpi)
480 x 640
HVGA
(320 x 480)
WVGA800
(480 x 800)
WVGA854
(480 x 854)
640 x 960
600 x 1024
WVGA800
(480 x 800)
WVGA854
(480 x 854)
600 x 1024
WXGA
(1280 x 800)
1024 x 768
1280 x 768
High Density
(240, hdpi)
1536 x 1152
2048 x 1536
1920 x 1152
2560 x 1536
1920 x 1200
2560 x 1600
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DLNA Media Hub
DLNA Media Hub allows you to stream your multimedia files to your DLNA-supported device
and remotely control playback using your mobile device or your computer.
Click to select
media file type
Tick to select
source location
Click to refresh
media files
Media files pane
Displays the target
receiver’s name
and the media file
currently playing
Click to go back
to main menu
Click to edit the playlist
Click to select receiver
Using the DLNA Media Hub
1.
2.
From the main screen, click DLNA Media Hub.
Click
to select a device as your receiver.
•
When using your DLNA display (such as DLNA TV) as the receiver, ensure that
DLNA function is enabled.
•
When using another computer as the receiver, launch Windows Media Player,
click Stream > Allow remote control of my Player to remotely control media
playback.
•
When using the computer as sender and receiver, launch Windows Media
Player, click Stream > Allow remote control of my Player and Automatically
allow devices to play my media.
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DLNA Media Hub is supported on computers running Windows® 7 or later operating
systems.
•
3.
Keep Windows Media Player open. Ensure that your media file formats supported on
Windows Media Player and DLNA playback devices.
Click any of the tabs to select your preferred media file type.
To play music:
1.
Click the Music tab.
2.
Tick Library to view or play
files.
Tick Playlist and select an
existing playlist from the
dropdown list.
3.
Click a music file, and click
.
To edit the library:
1.
Tick Library.
2.
Click
files.
3.
Click Add and locate the file from
the directory. To delete, tick the
selected file and click Delete.
4.
Click OK.
to add or delete music
To edit the music playlist:
1.
Tick Playlist.
2.
Click
3.
Tick to select or deselect the
music file and click Save Profile.
4.
Select the profile name and click
Save. To add as a new playlist,
key in your profile name and click
Save.
5.
To delete playlist, select the profile
and click .
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To play a video file:
1.
Click the Video tab.
2.
Tick Library to view the video files
from your local computer. Tick
Playlist to view the video files
saved in your profile.
3.
Click the video file you want to
watch, and click .
Change the resolution from the
Quality dropdown list.
To edit the video library:
1.
Tick Library.
2.
Click
files.
3.
Click Add and locate the file from
the directory. To delete, tick the
selected file and click Delete.
4.
Click OK.
to add or delete video
To edit the video playlist:
1.
Tick Playlist.
2.
Click
3.
Tick to select or deselect the video
file and click Save Profile.
4.
Select the profile name and click
Save. To add as a new playlist,
key in your profile name and click
Save.
5.
To delete playlist, select the profile
and click .
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To view images:
1.
Click the Photo tab.
2.
Tick Library to view the image
files from your local computer. Tick
Playlist to view the image files
saved in your profile.
An image slideshow plays when
pressing .
To edit the image library:
1.
Tick Library.
2.
Click
files.
3.
Click Add and locate the file from
the directory. To delete, tick the
selected file and click Delete.
4.
Click OK.
to add or delete image
To edit the image playlist:
1.
Tick Playlist.
2.
Click
3.
Tick to select or deselect the
image file and click Save Profile.
4.
Select the profile name and click
Save. To add as a new playlist,
key in your profile name and click
Save.
5.
To delete playlist, select the profile
and click .
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Using the DLNA Media Hub via Wi-Fi GO! Remote
You can access the DLNA Media Hub on your mobile device via Wi-Fi GO! Remote.
1.
Tap DLNA Media Hub.
2.
Select and tap the receiver name.
3.
The mobile device shows the information of the DLNA Media Hub function. Tap Enter
to proceed to the Remote GO! function.
4.
Tap Music, Video or Photo, to play.
Your mobile device’s WI-FI GO! Remote interface may vary with the mobile device’s
operating system.
Remote Desktop
Remote Desktop allows you to view your computer’s desktop and remotely operate your
computer in real-time from your mobile device.
Using the Remote Desktop
1.
From the main screen, click Remote Desktop.
2.
Click Setting.
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3.
Select a suitable codec Auto, Speed optimization, or Image optimization for your
mobile device.
4.
Click Apply.
Click to select
a video codec
Application help
Click to go back
to previous
screen
Using the Remote Desktop via Wi-Fi GO! Remote
When the Remote Desktop is enabled, the mobile device shows the contents of your
desktop.
The Wi-Fi GO! Remote’s user interface shown above is for reference only and may vary
with the mobile device’s operating system.
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File Transfer
Allows you to transfer files wirelessly between your computer and mobile device.
Before using File Transfer, ensure that your computer is connected to your mobile device.
For more details, refer to the section Wi-Fi GO! Remote.
Application help
Destination path for
the files transferred
from mobile device
to desktop
Destination
path for the files
transferred from
desktop to mobile
device
Click to go
back to main
menu
Click to select a destination path for
your file transfer
•
Android mobile devices can send and receive files.
•
iOS mobile devices can only send files.
Using File Transfer
1.
Right-click the file and click Send to > [Device name].
2.
After the transfer is complete, click OK.
Using File Transfer via Wi-Fi GO! Remote
1.
On your mobile device, tap File Transfer.
2.
Tap Enable to receive files from PC.
3.
Tap Enter to send files to PC.
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Tap to select
the file’s source
location
Tap to select files
for transfer
Tap to send
selected files
Tap to select
all files
Tap to clear all
files
The Wi-Fi GO! Remote’s user interface shown above is for reference only and may vary
with the mobile device’s operating system.
Securing your computer for Wi-Fi GO! Remote functions
Remote GO! Settings allows you to create a password for your computer.
To create a password:
1.
Click
in the main menu.
2.
Tick Use Password and key in your password.
3.
Click Apply.
Tick to enable
password
Key in your
password
Click to go
back to main
menu
Click to apply
settings made
•
When you launch the Wi-Fi GO! Remote, the application prompts you to key in the
computer’s password.
•
Your password must contain 6-12 letters or numbers.
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DIGI+ Power Control
ASUS DIGI+ Power Control allows you to adjust CPU and DRAM voltage to enhance
reliability and stability. It also provides excellent power management, reducing heat and
power loss while prolonging component lifespan.
To launch DIGI+ Power Control, click Tool > DIGI+ Power Control on the AI Suite II main
menu bar.
Smart DIGI+
1
2
3
Items
Function description
1
Smart DIGI+ Key
Quickly delivers a higher VRM frequency, voltage, and current for superior APU/
DRAM overclocking performance with one switch.
2
OC Now!
Adjusts the APU Multiplier in TurboV EVO.
3
Default
Sets your APU/DRAM power to default settings.
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CPU Power
Drag slider to
increase or
decrease values
4
5
Application aids
1
2
3
6
Click the Back
button to revert to
previous screen
Click the
navigation controls
to page through
other settings
Click to select
predefined
settings
Apply changes Undo all
changes
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8
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DRAM Power
9
10
11
Items
Function description
1
CPU Load-line Calibration
This setting allows you to adjust voltage range to control CPU Load Line. Set to a
high value for system performance or to a low value for power efficiency.
2
CPU Current Capability
A higher value provides a wider total power range while extending the
overclocking frequency range.
3
CPU Voltage Frequency
This setting allows you to enable Spread Spectrum to enhance system stability.
4
CPU/NB Load Line Calibration
CPU/NB Load-line controls the behavior of the DRAM controller. Set to a high
value for better system performance or to lower value for a better thermal solution.
5
CPU/NB Current Capability
A higher value brings a wider DRAM controller power range while also extending
the overclocking frequency range.
6
CPU Power Phase Control
Increase phase values under heavy system loading to temporarily increase
performance and improve thermal performance. Reduce phase values under light
system loading to increase VRM efficiency.
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Items
Function description
7
CPU Power Thermal Control
A higher temperature brings a wider CPU power thermal range, while increasing
overclocking tolerance and overclocking potential.
8
CPU Power Duty Control
CPU Power Duty Control adjusts the current of every VRM phase and the thermal
conditions of every phase component.
9
DRAM Current Capability
A higher value provides a wider total power range while extending the overclocking
frequency range.
10
DRAM Fixed Frequency Mode
Allows you to adjust the DRAM switching frequency for system stability or to
increase overclocking range.
11
DRAM Power Phase Control
Select Extreme for full phase mode to increase system performance. Select
Optimized for ASUS’ optimized phase tuning profile to increase DRAM power
efficiency.
• The actual performance boost may vary depending on your CPU specification.
• Do not remove the thermal module. The thermal conditions should be monitored.
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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FAN Xpert 2
FAN Xpert 2 automatically detects and tweaks all fan speeds, and provides you with
optimized fan settings based on position and fan specifications.
Launching FAN Xpert 2
To launch FAN Xpert 2, click Tool > FAN Xpert 2 from the AI Suite menu bar.
Using FAN Xpert 2 Auto Tuning
FAN Xpert 2’s Fan Auto Tuning feature automatically detects the fans and their locations to
provide you with optimized fan settings.
To use Fan Auto Tuning:
1.
Click Fan Auto Tuning on the FAN Xpert 2 main menu.
2.
Wait for the Fan Auto Tuning Process to complete, then click Next.
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3.
From the Fan Position screen, check and assign the locations of your fans, then click
OK to exit the screen.
Repeat the Fan Auto Tuning process if a new CPU has been installed or chassis fans have
been added to the system.
4.
Select from the following presets:
•
Silent: Minimized fan speed to reduce fan noise.
•
Standard: Balanced configuration between noise level and fan speed.
•
Turbo: High fan speed for high cooling capability.
•
Full Speed: Maximum fan speed.
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Advanced Mode
Click FAN Xpert 2’s Advanced Mode button
fan RPM.
to access settings for reaction speed and
Advanced Mode
Smart Mode
Smart Mode allows you to adjust the reaction speed for fan rotation based on the system’s
temperature.
Enable Fan
Reaction Speed
Drag slider to
set fan speed
when fan revs
up or fans down
Indicates
the current
CPU fan
temperature
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Click and drag
points to adjust
values
Click navigation
controls to switch to
different fans
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RPM Fixed Mode
The RPM Fixed Mode tab allows you to set your fan speed when CPU temperature is below
75 degrees.
Click to edit fan
name
Click and drag to adjust
fan RPM
• To protect your CPU, the fan will not automatically turn off even if you set the CPU fan
power to 0.
• Only 4-pin CPU fans and 4-pin and 3-pin chassis fans are compatible with FAN Xpert 2.
• FAN Xpert 2 may not be able to detect your fan speed if your fan has an external control
kit for rotation speed.
• 2-pin fans are only allowed to run at full speed.
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EPU
EPU is an energy-efficient tool that satisfies different computing needs. This utility provides
several modes that you can select to save system power. Selecting Auto mode will have
the system shift modes automatically to adapt to the system’s current status. You can also
customize each mode by configuring settings like CPU frequency, GPU frequency, vCore
Voltage, and Fan Control.
Launching EPU
After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch EPU by clicking
Tool > EPU on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Displays current
mode
Components
using the power
saving engine
Displays the
amount of
reduced CO2
Select from
running total of
reduced CO2 to
values from the
last reset
Advanced settings for each mode
EPU operating
modes
Displays the system properties of
each mode
Displays the current
CPU power
• Select From EPU Installation to show the total CO2 emissions that have been reduced
since you installed EPU.
• Select From the Last Reset to show the total CO2 that has been reduced since you
clicked the Clear button
• Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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Auto configuration
vCore
Downgrade
level
Time before
screen turns
off
Fan control
speed
Time before
the hard disk
turns off
High performance configuration
Enable/disable
power
management
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Max. power saving configuration
Chipset voltage
downgrade
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TurboV EVO
ASUS TurboV EVO allows you to immediately adjust the CPU frequency and voltage
manually or automatically through an Auto Tuning process from within Windows.
To launch TurboV EVO, click Tool > TurboV EVO on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at www.asus.
com for detailed software configuration.
Auto Tuning
The Auto System Level Up feature in the Auto Tuning tab automates the overlocking process
for you and provides two modes.
• Overclocking results variy with the CPU model and the system configuration.
• To prevent overheating from damaging the motherboard, a better thermal environment is
strongly recommended.
•
Fast Tuning: fast CPU overclocking
•
Extreme Tuning: extreme overlocking for CPU and memory
Using Fast Tuning
1. On the Auto Tuning tab, click the Fast button.
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2. A Warning message will be
displayed outlining the Auto
Tuning Process. Click Start
to begin Auto Tuning.
3.
TurboV automatically
overclocks the CPU, saves
BIOS settings and restarts
the system. After re-entering
Windows, a message
appears indicating auto
tuning was successful. Click
OK to exit.
Using Extreme Tuning
1.
Click the Auto Tuning tab
and then click Extreme.
2.
Read through the warning
messages and click OK to
start auto-overclocking.
3.
TurboV automatically
overclocks the CPU and
memory and restarts the
system. After re-entering
Windows, a message
indicates that overclocking
has been successful. To
prevent further auto-tuning,
click Stop.
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4.
If you did not click Stop in the
previous step, TurboV continues
with the process. A progress bar
will be displayed as auto tuning
proceeds. Click Stop if you
want to cancel the Overclocking
process.
5.
TurboV automatically adjusts
and saves BIOS settings and
restarts the system. After reentering Windows, a message
appears indicating auto tuning
successful. Click OK to exit.
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Using Manual Mode
Click the Manual Mode tab to adjust advanced voltage settings or create a profile. Click and
drag the voltage adjustment bars to increase or decrease voltage.
Refer to the CPU documentation before adjusting CPU voltage settings. Setting a high
voltage may damage the CPU permanently, and setting a low voltage may lead to an
unstable system.
For system stability, all changes made in TurboV will not be saved to the BIOS settings
and will not be kept on the next system boot. Use the Save Profile function to save your
customized overclocking settings and manually load the profile after Windows starts.
Advanced Mode
Select a profile or
enter a name for a
new profile
Save profile
Voltage Adjustment
bars
Advanced
mode
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Current
values
Revert to Undo setting
OS default
changes
settings
Apply settings
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GPU Boost
Under Manual Mode, click the GPU Boost tab to increase GPU performance..
GPU Boost tab
Voltage Adjustment
bars
APU Multiplier
Under Manual Mode, the APU Multiplier tab allows you to adjusts APU core speed.
APU Adjustment
bars
• Set the APU Multiplier item in BIOS to [Auto] before using the APU Multiplier feature in
TurboV. Refer to the BIOS section of your motherboard user manual for details.
• The APU Multiplier bars show the status of the APU cores, which vary with your APU
model.
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Probe II
Probe II is a utility that monitors the computer’s vital components, and detects and alerts you
of any problems. Probe II monitors fan rotations, CPU temperature, and system voltages,
among others. With this utility, you are assured that your computer is always at a healthy
operating condition.
Launching Probe II
After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch Probe II by clicking
Tool > Probe II on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Configuring Probe II
Click the Voltage/Temperature/Fan Speed tabs to activate the sensors or to adjust the
sensor threshold values. The Preference tab allows you to customize the time interval of
sensor alerts, or change the temperature unit.
Saves your
configuration
Loads your saved
configuration
Loads the default
threshold values
for each sensor
Applies changes
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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Voltage
The Voltage tab displays the system voltage sensors, including the current and threshold
values. When a system voltage is less or more than the threshold percentage, the sensor
sends an alert to the user through the monitor panels, or via a pop-up message.
Temperature
The Temperature tab displays the CPU and motherboard temperature sensors, including
the current and threshold values. When the CPU/MB temperature exceeds the threshold
temperature, the sensor sends an alert to the user through the monitor panels or via a pop-up
message.
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Fan Speed
The Fan Speed tab displays the current and threshold rotations (per minute) of the CPU,
chassis, and power fans. When a fan rotation is less than the threshold rotation, the sensor
sends an alert to the user through the monitor panels or via a pop-up message.
Preference
The Preference tab allows you to enable the pop-up window, set the cycle detection interval,
and select the temperature unit.
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Alert Log
The Alert Log tab displays all normal and critical events detected by the sensors, including
the sensor value at the time of the event. Click Clear to empty the log.
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Sensor Recorder
Sensor Recorder monitors real-time changes in the system voltage, temperature, and fan
speed. The History Record feature, on the other hand, can be used to record values over a
specific period of time.
Launching Sensor Recorder
To launch Sensor Recorder, click Tool > Sensor Recorder on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Using Sensor Recorder
Click Voltage/ Temperature/ Fan Speed tabs to monitor specific types of values. Colored
lines will be displayed on the graph to indicate the current status.
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Using History Record
1.
Click the History Record tab. Select CPU or MB to monitor one or both components.
2.
Specify a date, interval, and duration
2.
3.
Select an item to record on the Type item.
Click Start Recording to begin recording the values. Click the button again to stop
recording.
Click Monitor > Sensor on the AI Suite II main menu bar and the system status will appear
on the right panel.
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Ai Charger+
This utility allows you to charge your portable BC 1.1* mobile devices on your computer’s
USB port three times faster than standard USB devices**.
•
* Check your manufacturer if your USB device is a Battery Charging Specification
1.1 (B.C.) compliant or compatible device.
•
** Actual charging speeds may vary depending on the charging rate and specifications
of your USB device.
•
To ensure normal charging, disconnect and reconnect your USB device every time
you enable or disable Ai Charger+.
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USB 3.0 Boost
The ASUS USB 3.0 Boost feature supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) and
automatically increases a USB 3.0 device’s transfer speed up to 170%.
Launching USB 3.0 Boost
To launch USB 3.0 Boost, click Tool > USB 3.0 Boost on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Using USB 3.0 Boost
1.
Connect a USB 3.0 device to the USB 3.0 port.
USB 3.0 Boost automatically identifies a USB 3.0 device and switches to Turbo mode
or UASP mode as appropriate.
2.
You can manually switch the USB 3.0 mode back to Normal mode at any time.
•
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
•
Use USB 3.0 devices for high performance activities. Data transfer speeds vary with
USB devices.
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USB Charger+
This utility allows you to fast-charge your portable USB devices even if your PC is off, in
Sleep Mode, or Hibernate Mode.
Launching the USB Charger+
To launch this utility, open the AI Suite II, then click Tool > USB Charger+.
Displays the
status of the
connected
device*
Application aids
Click to detect
the currently
connected device
Click to choose
the USB fastcharging mode
settings
Click to discard
the settings
* The illustration above shows that no device connected to your PC for
fast-charging.
Click to apply the
settings
USB fast-charging mode settings
Click the dropdown box and select a proper charge mode when your PC is off, in Sleep Mode
or Hibernate Mode.
• Disable: disables the USB fast-charging function.
• ASUS: fast-charges your connected ASUS devices.
• Apple: fast-charges your connected Apple devices.
• Kindle: fast-charges your Kindle devices.
• Others: charges other portable USB devices.
The utility cannot detect the devices connected to your computer if the charging mode is
enabled.
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Setting up the charging function
When a portable device is connected to the USB port of the PC, the USB Charger+
automatically detects the device type.
Charging the device
Click
to fast-charge your device.
Click to fast-charge
your connected
device.
Indicates
that the
portable
device is
in charging
mode
Click to rescan the
connected device.
Clicking the
stops charging the connected device, and rescans for other detected
devices. Click the
to re-enable the fast-charging.
Disabling the charging function
Click
to stop charging your device.
Click to stop
fast-charging the
connected device.
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USB BIOS Flashback
USB BIOS Flashback allows you to update the BIOS without entering the BIOS or operating
system. Just connect a USB storage device containing the BIOS file to the USB port, press
the BIOS Flashback button, and the BIOS is updated automatically.
Sets the schedule
for BIOS Update
download
Current BIOS
information
Click to check for
the availability of a
new BIOS
Cancel changes
Apply changes
Scheduling the latest BIOS download
1.
In the Download Setting section, tick Schedule (days) and specify the number of
days before downloading an updated BIOS.
2.
Click Apply to save the BIOS download schedule. Click Cancel to cancel the changes
made.
Downloading the updated BIOS
Before you start downloading, connect the USB storage device to your computer’s USB
port.
1.
Click Check for New BIOS Update.
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2.
From the Save to dropdown list, select
the USB storage device that you want
to save the BIOS file to, then click
Download.
3.
When the download process is
complete, click OK to exit.
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Network iControl
ASUS Network iControl is an intuitive one-stop network control center that makes it easier
for you to manage your network bandwidth. Network iControl allows you to set, monitor, and
schedule the bandwidth priorities for your online applications.
To launch Network iControl, click Tool > Network iControl from the AI Suite II main menu
bar.
•
Install the LAN drivers before using this feature.
•
Network iControl is supported under Windows® 7 and later operating systems and can
only support the onboard LAN.
Using EZ Start
EZ Start enables Network iControl and allocates the highest bandwidth to a running
application.
To use EZ Start:
1.
Click the EZ Start tab.
2.
Click the ON/OFF switch to enable/disable Network iControl.
•
By default, Network iControl is set to ON.
•
When switched off, the Quick Connection, EZ Profile, and Info tabs are unavailable.
•
You may monitor the bandwidth priority from your desktop’s taskbar.
3.
Tick Set the current network program as the highest priority to enable User
Profile.
4.
Select a profile and click Apply.
Bandwidth activty
Enable/disable
Network iControl
List of online
applications
with bandwidth
activity
Set current
application as
priority
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Select a profile
Click to apply
settings
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Using Quick Connection
Configuring the PPPoE connection settings
Before enabling the Network iControl’s Quick Connection feature, you must configure the
PPPoE connection settings
To configure the PPPoE settings:
in the taskbar, and select Open Network and Sharing Center.
1.
Right-click
2.
Right-click the PPPoE Connection, and select Properties.
3.
Click the Options tab, and deselect Prompt for name and password, certificate,
etc. Click OK.
•
You only need to configure PPPoE connection settings once.
•
Obtain the necessary information for your PPPoE connection from your network
provider.
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Configuring Quick Connection
To configure the auto-PPPoE connection:
1.
Click the Quick Connection tab.
2.
Tick Automatically connect online anytime, then select the connection name in the
Connection Name dropdown box.
3.
Click Apply.
You can also enable the No Delay TCP function to help improve network performance.
Click ON to
improve network
performance
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Set PPPoE to
automatic
Click to select
Connection
Name
Click to apply
settings
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Using EZ Profile
To use EZ Profile:
EZ Profile allows you to load, edit, and save your own network program priority profile.
1.
Click the EZ Profile tab. Online applications will be listed on the Network programs
window.
2.
Select an application, and click
3.
Click
to save changes and/or rename your profile.
4.
Click
,
, or
to create your profile.
to set network program priority as High, Normal, or Low.
save or rename
profile
Select a
network
profile
Click to set
priority
Select a
program, and
click
to
edit
Bandwidth activty List of online
applications with
bandwidth activity
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ASUS Update
ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard BIOS
in a Windows® environment.
Launching ASUS Update
To launch ASUS Update, click Update> ASUS Update on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Using ASUS Update
Select any of these options to update the BIOS:
•
Update BIOS from Internet
Download the latest BIOS utility from the ASUS service website (www.asus.com) and
follow the procedures to update the BIOS version on your system.
•
Download BIOS from Internet
Download the latest BIOS utility from the ASUS service website (www.asus.com) and
save for later use.
•
Update BIOS from file
Use the BIOS utility to upload a saved BIOS file to update the BIOS version on your
system.
There may be risks of a system crash when updating the BIOS. Backing up the original
BIOS utility is recommended before updating.
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MyLogo2
The MyLogo2 utility lets you customize the boot logo. The boot logo is the image that
appears on screen during the Power‑On‑Self-Tests (POST).
Launching MyLogo2
After installing AI Suite II from the motherboard support DVD, launch MyLogo2 by clicking
Update> MyLogo on the AI Suite II main menu bar.
Using MyLogo2
Select whether you want to update the BIOS with the logo or just change the logo without
updating the BIOS. Then click Next.
Change the boot logo of a downloaded BIOS file and update this BIOS to my
motherboard
1.
On the BIOS File item, click Browse and navigate to the downloaded BIOS file.
2.
On the Picture file item,click Browse to select an image for the boot logo. Click Next.
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3.
Click on Auto Tune to adjust image size automatically or drag the slider on the
resolution bar to manually change image dimensions.
4.
Click Booting Preview to view the image as it would be displayed after POST. Then
click Next.
5. Click Flash to upload the boot image and update the BIOS.
6.
Click Yes to reboot.
The fullscreen logo option in the BIOS must be enabled for MyLogo2 to take effect.
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