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B85M-G PLUS/USB 3.1

ii

E10287

First Edition

April 2015

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Contents

Safety information ...................................................................................................... iv

About this guide ......................................................................................................... iv

Package contents ....................................................................................................... vi

B85M-G PLUS/USB 3.1 specifications summary..................................................... vi

Chapter 1:

Product introduction

1.1 Before you proceed .....................................................................................1-1

1.2 Motherboard overview .................................................................................1-1

1.3 Central Processing Unit (CPU) ...................................................................1-3

1.4 System memory ...........................................................................................1-7

1.5 Expansion slots ...........................................................................................1-9

1.6 Jumpers ......................................................................................................1-11

1.7 Connectors .................................................................................................1-12

1.8 Software support .......................................................................................1-21

Chapter 2:

BIOS information

2.1 Managing and updating your BIOS ............................................................2-1

2.2 BIOS setup program ....................................................................................2-6

2.3 My Favorites ...............................................................................................2-10

2.4 Main menu ..................................................................................................2-11

2.5 Ai Tweaker menu ........................................................................................2-13

2.6 Advanced menu .........................................................................................2-21

2.7 Monitor menu .............................................................................................2-30

2.8 Boot menu ..................................................................................................2-33

2.9 Tools menu .................................................................................................2-39

2.10 Exit menu ....................................................................................................2-40

Appendices

Notices ..................................................................................................................... A-1

ASUS contact information ...................................................................................... A-4

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iv

Safety information

Electrical safety

• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet before relocating the system.

• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.

• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all power cables are unplugged.

• Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.

• Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power company.

• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service technician or your retailer.

Operation safety

• Before installing the motherboard and adding components, carefully read all the manuals that came with the package.

• Before using the product, ensure all cables are correctly connected and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.

• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.

• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area where it may be exposed to moisture.

• Place the product on a stable surface.

• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service technician or your retailer.

About this guide

This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the motherboard.

How this guide is organized

This guide contains the following parts:

• Chapter 1: Product introduction

This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it supports. It includes descriptions of the switches, jumpers, and connectors on the motherboard.

• Chapter 2: BIOS information

This chapter discusses changing system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.

Detailed descriptions fo the BIOS parameters are also provided.

Where to find more information

Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates.

1. ASUS websites

The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.

2. Optional documentation

Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the standard package.

Conventions used in this guide

To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual.

DANGER/WARNING:

Information to prevent injury to yourself when completing a task.

CAUTION:

Information to prevent damage to the components when completing a task

IMPORTANT:

Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.

NOTE:

Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.

Typography

Bold text

Italics

<Key>

Indicates a menu or an item to select.

Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.

Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign means that you must press the enclosed key.

Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or

Return key.

<Key1> + <Key2> + <Key3> If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key names are linked with a plus sign (+). v

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Package contents

Check your motherboard package for the following items.

Motherboard

Cables

Accessories

Application DVD

Documentation

ASUS B85M-G PLUS/USB 3.1 motherboard

2 x Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s cables

1 x I/O Shield

Support DVD

User Guide

If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.

B85M-G PLUS/USB 3.1 specifications summary

CPU

Chipset

Memory

Graphics

Expansion slots

Storage

LAN

LGA1150 socket for the New 4th Generation Intel

®

Core

TM

i7/ Core

TM i5/

Core

TM i3, Pentium

®

, Celeron

®

Processors

Supports 22nm CPU

Supports Intel ® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0*

* The Intel ® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.

** Refer to www.asus.com for Intel ® CPU support list.

Intel

®

B85 Express Chipset

4 x DIMM, max. 32GB*, DDR3 1600 / 1333 / 1066 MHz, non-ECC, unbuffered memory

Dual-channel memory architecture

Supports Intel

®

Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual

CPUs. Please refer to Memory QVL for details.

** Due to Intel

®

chipset limitation, the DDR3 1600MHz and higher memory modules on XMP mode will run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR3 1600MHz.

*** Refer to www.asus.com for the latest Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List).

Integrated graphics processor

Multi-VGA output support: D-Sub, DVI-D, HDMI ports

- Supports DVI-D with max.resolution of 1920 x 1200 @60Hz

- Supports D-Sub with max. resolution of 1920 x 1200 @60Hz

- Supports HDMI with max. resolution of 4096 x 2160 @24Hz / 2560 x

1600 @60Hz

Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB

1 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot

2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots

Intel ® B85 Express Chipset:

- 2 x Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors

- 4 x Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors

Realtek

®

8111GR PCIe Gigabit LAN Controller

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B85M-G PLUS/USB 3.1 specifications summary

Audio

USB

ASUS unique features

7.1-channel Realtek ® ALC887 High Definition Audio CODEC

- Supports Jack-Detection and Front Panel Retasking

Audio Features

- LED-lit audio shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatly reduced multi-lateral interference, with a gorgeous illuminated trace path

- Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of the sensitive audio signals

- Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural, and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.

* Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support a

7.1-channel audio output.

ASMedia USB 3.1 controller - support ASUS USB 3.1 Boost

- 1 x USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 port (1 port at the back panel, teal blue)

- 1 x USB 3.1 Type C port (1 port at the back panel, black)

Intel ® B85 Express Chipset

- 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports at midboard, 2 ports at the back panel, blue)

- 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports at midboard, 2 ports at the back panel)

High Performance

ASUS 5X Protection

- ASUS DIGI+VRM - 3 phase digital power design

- ASUS Enhanced DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Short circuit damage prevention

- ASUS ESD Guards - Enhanced ESD protection

- ASUS High-Quality 5K-Hour Solid Capacitors - 2.5x longer lifespan with excellent durability

- ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O - 3x more durable corrosionresistant coating

UEFI BIOS

- Most advanced options with fast response time

ASUS Exclusive Features

- ASUS GPU Boost

- ASUS USB 3.1 Boost

- ASUS AI Suite 3

- ASUS Ai Charger +

- ASUS Anti Surge

- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface

- ASUS EPU

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B85M-G PLUS/USB 3.1 specifications summary

ASUS unique features

ASUS Quiet Thermal

Solution

Rear panel I/O ports

Internal connectors

BIOS features

Manageability

EZ DIY

UEFI BIOS EZ Mode

- Featuring friendly graphics user interface

- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

- ASUS EZ Flash 2

- ASUS MyLogo 2

ASUS Q-Design

- ASUS Q-DIMM

- ASUS Q-SLOT

Quiet Thermal Design

- ASUS Fan Xpert 2

- Stylish Fanless Design: PCH Heatsink

1 x PS/2 Keyboard and mouse port

1 x HDMI port

1 x DVI-D port

1 x D-Sub port

1 x LAN (RJ-45) port

2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports

2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports

2 x USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 (1 Type A, teal blue; 1 type C, black)

3 x Audio jacks

1 x USB 3.0 connector supports additional 2 USB 3.0 ports

2 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports

4 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors

2 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors

1 x 4-pin CPU Fan connector

2 x 4-pin Chassis fan connectors

1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)

1 x System panel connector

1 x 24-pin ATX power connector

1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector

1 x Speaker connector

1 x COM connector

1 x Chassis intrusion connector

1 x Clear CMOS header

1 x S/PDIF out connector

64Mb Flash ROM, AMI UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI v2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS v2.7, ACPI v2.0a, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS

CrashFree BIOS 3

WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE

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B85M-G PLUS/USB 3.1 specifications summary

Support DVD

OS support

Form factor

Drivers

ASUS utilities

EZ Update

Anti-virus software (OEM version)

Windows

®

8.1 (32bit/64bit)

Windows

®

8 (32bit/64bit)

Windows ® 7 (32bit/64bit) mATX form factor: 9.2 in x 8.3 in (23.4 cm x 21.1 cm)

Specifications are subject to change without notice. ix

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Product introduction

1.1 Before you proceed

1

Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change any motherboard settings.

• Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.

• Before handling components, use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or a metal object, such as the power supply case, to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.

• Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.

• Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.

• Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, or components.

1.2 Motherboard overview

Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits.

Unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage to motherboard components.

1.2.1 Placement direction

When installing the motherboard, place it into the chassis in the correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image.

1.2.2 Screw holes

Place six screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis.

Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.

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1-1

Place this side towards the rear of the chassis

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1.2.3 Motherboard layout

1 2

21.1cm(8.3in)

CHA_FAN2 CPU_FAN

3

KBMS_USB34

DIGI

+VRM

ATX12V

4

HDMI

ASM

1442K

LGA1150

USB3.1_EC1

ASM

1142

USB3.1_EA1

LAN_USB3_56

BATTERY

AUDIO

Super

I/O

Realtek

8111GR

CHA_FAN1

PCIEX16

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1

PCIEX1_1

ALC

887

PCIEX1_2

SPDIF_OUT

COM CHASSIS

Intel

B85

®

USB1112 USB1314

F_PANEL

AAFP

64Mb

BIOS

CLRTC

SPEAKER

SATA3G_1

SATA6G_4

SATA3G_2

15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7

1

5

6

Chapter 1: Product introduction

1.2.4 Layout contents

Connectors/Jumpers/Slots/LED

1. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)

2. CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 4-pin CHA_FAN1/2)

3. Intel ®

LGA1150 CPU socket

4. DDR3 DIMM slots

5. USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_12)

6. Intel ®

B85 Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_1~4)

7. Intel ®

B85 Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA3G_1~2)

8. Clear RTC RAM (2-pin CLRTC)

9. Speaker connector (4-pin SPEAKER)

10. System panel connector (10-1 pin F_PANEL)

11. USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB1112, USB1314)

12. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)

13. Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)

14. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM)

15. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)

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1.3 Central Processing Unit (CPU)

This motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA1150 socket designed for the 4th

Generation and New 4th Generation Intel

Celeron

®

processors.

® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3, Pentium ® ,

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1 CPU socket LGA1150

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1-4

Unplug all power cables before installing the CPU.

• Upon purchase of the motherboard, ensure that the PnP cap is on the socket and the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer immediately if the PnP cap is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard components.

• Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return Merchandise

Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes with the cap on the

LGA1150 socket.

• The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/incorrect removal of the PnP cap.

1.3.1 Installing the CPU

1

A

B

2

3

Chapter 1: Product introduction

4

A

C

5

B

1.3.2 CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation

Apply the Thermal Interface Material to the CPU heatsink and CPU before you install the heatsink and fan if necessary.

ASUS B85M-G PLUS/USB 3.1

1-5

To install the CPU heatsink and fan assembly

1

A

2

B

B

A

3 4

1-6

To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan assembly

1

2

B

A

A

B

Chapter 1: Product introduction

1.4 System memory

1.4.1 Overview

This motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory Module

(DIMM) sockets. A DDR3 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR2 DIMM but is notched differently to prevent installation on a DDR2 DIMM socket. DDR3 modules are developed for better performance with less power consumption. The figure illustrates the location of the DDR3 DIMM sockets:

DIMM_A1 DIMM_A2 DIMM_B1 DIMM_B2

Channel Sockets

Channel A DIMM_A1 & DIMM_A2

Channel B DIMM_B1 & DIMM_B2

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets

1.4.2 Memory configurations

You may install 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB unbuffered non-ECC DDR3 DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.

• You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A and Channel B. The system maps the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dual-channel configuration. Any excess memory from the higher-sized channel is then mapped for single-channel operation.

• Due to Intel ® chipset limitation, DDR3 1600MHz and higher memory modules on XMP mode will run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR3 1600MHz.

• Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimal compatibility, we recommend that you install memory modules of the same version or date code (D/C) from the same vendor. Check with the retailer to get the correct memory modules.

• Due to the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows

®

OS, when you install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory for the OS can be about 3GB or less. For effective use of memory, we recommend that you do any of the following:

- Use a maximum of 3GB system memory if you are using a 32-bit Windows ® OS.

- Install a 64-bit Windows ® motherboard.

OS if you want to install 4GB or more on the

• This motherboard does not support DIMMs made up of 512 megabits (Mb) chips or less.

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1-8

3

• The default memory operation frequency is dependent on its Serial Presence Detect

(SPD), which is the standard way of accessing information from a memory module.

Under the default state, some memory modules for overclocking may operate at a lower frequency than the vendor-marked value. To operate at the vendor-marked or at a higher frequency, refer to section 2.5 Ai Tweaker menu for manual memory frequency adjustment.

• For system stability, use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a full memory load (4 DIMMs) or overclocking condition.

• Visit the ASUS website at: www.asus.com for the latest QVL.

1.4.3 Installing a DIMM

1

2

Chapter 1: Product introduction

To remove a DIMM

B

A

1.5 Expansion slots

In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following sub-sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.

Unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.

1.5.1 Installing an expansion card

To install an expansion card:

1. Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.

2. Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis).

3. Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw for later use.

4. Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely seated on the slot.

5. Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.

6. Replace the system cover.

1.5.2 Configuring an expansion card

After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.

1. Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See Chapter 2 for information on BIOS setup.

2. Assign an IRQ to the card.

3. Install the software drivers for the expansion card.

When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support “Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the system unstable and the card inoperable.

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1.5.3 PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots

This motherboard supports PCI Express x1 network cards, SCSI cards, and other cards that comply with the PCI Express specifications.

1.5.4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot

This motherboard has a PCI Express x16 slot that supports PCI Express x16 graphic cards complying with the PCI Express specifications.

IRQ assignments for this motherboard

LAN

SATA

USB2.0_1

USB2.0_2

XHCI

HD AUDIO

PCIE_X16_1

PCIE_X1_1

PCIE_X1_2

USB3.1

A B C D E F G H

– shared –

– – shared

– – –

– shared –

– shared – shared –

– shared – shared – –

– shared

– –

– shared –

– shared

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1.6 Jumpers

Clear RTC RAM (2-pin 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

CMOS, which include system setup information such as system passwords.

CLRTC

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1

+3V_BAT GND

PIN 1

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1 Clear RTC RAM

To erase the RTC RAM:

1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.

2. Use a metal object such as a screwdriver to short the two pins.

3. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.

4. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to reenter data.

• If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and short the two pins again to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After clearing the CMOS, reinstall the battery.

• You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the CPU Parameter Recall (C.P.R.) feature.

Shut down and reboot the system, then the BIOS automatically resets parameter settings to default values.

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1.7 Connectors

1.7.1 Rear panel connectors

1 2 3 4 5

1-12

12 11 10 9 8 7 6

1. PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo port.

This port is for a PS/2 keyboard/mouse.

2. Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) port.

This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor or other

VGA-compatible devices.

3. LAN (RJ-45) port.

This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network hub.

LAN port LED indications

Activity/Link LED

Status

Off

Orange

Orange

(Blinking)

Orange

(Blinking then steady)

Description Status Description

No link

Linked

OFF 10Mbps connection

ORANGE 100Mbps connection

Data activity GREEN 1Gbps connection

Ready to wake up from

S5 mode

_

Speed LED

_

Activity Link

LED

Speed

LED

LAN port

4. Line In port (light blue).

This port connects to the tape, CD, DVD player, or other audio sources.

5. Line Out port (lime).

This port connects to a headphone or a speaker. In the 4.1, 5.1 and 7.1-channel configurations, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.

6. Microphone port (pink)

. This port connects to a microphone.

Refer to the audio configuration table for the function of the audio ports in 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, or

7.1-channel configuration.

Chapter 1: Product introduction

Audio 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, or 7.1-channel configuration

Port

Light Blue (Rear panel)

Lime (Rear panel)

Pink (Rear panel)

Lime (Front panel)

Headset

2.1-channel

Line In

Line Out

Mic In

-

4.1-channel 5.1-channel 7.1-channel

Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out

Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out

Mic In Bass/Center Bass/Center

Side Speaker Out

To configure a 7.1-channel audio output:

Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support a 7.1-channel audio output.

7. USB 3.0 ports

. These two 9-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for USB 3.0 devices.

• Due to USB 3.0 controller limitations, USB 3.0 devices can only be used under a

Windows

®

OS environment and after USB 3.0 driver installation.

• The plugged USB 3.0 device may run on xHCI or EHCI mode, depending on the operating system’s setting.

• USB 3.0 devices can only be used for data storage.

• We strongly recommend that you connect USB 3.0 devices to USB 3.0 ports for faster and better performance from your USB 3.0 devices.

• Due to the design of the Intel

®

8 series chipset, all USB devices connected to the

USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports are controlled by the xHCI controller. Some legacy USB devices must update their firmware for better compatibility.

8. USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 Type A port

. This 9-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) Type A port is for

USB 3.1/3.0/2.0 devices.

9. USB 3.1 Type C port

. This Universal Serial Bus (USB) Type C port is for USB 3.1 mobile or peripheral devices.

10. HDMI port.

This port is for a High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) connector, and is HDCP compliant allowing playback of HD DVD, Blu-ray, and other protected content.

11.

DVI-D port. This port is for any DVI-D compatible device. DVI-D can’t be converted to output RGB Signal to CRT and is not compatible with DVI-I.

Intel display architecture design supports the following maximum supported pixel clocks

(Pixel Clock = H total x V Total x Frame Rate (Screen refresh rate)):

- HDMI port: 300 MHz

- DVI port: 165 MHz

- VGA port: 180 MHz

12. USB 2.0 ports.

These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for USB 2.0/1.1 devices.

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1.7.2 Internal connectors

1. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)

These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.

ATX12V

EATXPWR

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+12V DC +12V DC

GND GND

PIN 1

+3 Volts

+12 Volts

+12 Volts

+5V Standby

Power OK

GND

+5 Volts

GND

+5 Volts

GND

+3 Volts

+3 Volts

PIN 1

GND

+5 Volts

+5 Volts

+5 Volts

-5 Volts

GND

GND

GND

PSON#

GND

-12 Volts

+3 Volts

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1 ATX power connectors

• We recommend that you use an ATX 12V Specification 2.0-compliant power supply unit (PSU) with a minimum of 300W power rating. This PSU type has 24-pin and 4-pin power plugs.

• DO NOT forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12V power plug. Otherwise, the system will not boot up.

• We recommend that you use a PSU with higher power output when configuring a system with more power-consuming devices or when you intend to install additional devices. The system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate.

• If you are uncertain about the minimum power supply requirement for your system, refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at http://support.asus.

com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us for details.

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2. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)

This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports either HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of the front panel audio I/O module cable to this connector.

AAFP

PIN 1

AGND NC SENSE1_RETUR

PIN 1

AGND NC NC

PORT1 L PORT1 R PORT2 R

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Legacy AC’97 compliant definition

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1 Front panel 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.

• If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector, set the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD]. If you want to connect an

AC’97 front panel audio module to this connector, set the item to [AC97]. By default, this connector is set to [HD]. See section 2.6.7 Onboard Devices Configuration for details.

3. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM)

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.

COM

RXD DTR DSR CTS

PIN 1

DCD TXD GND RTS

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1 Serial port (COM) connector

The COM module is purchased separately.

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4. CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 4-pin CHA_FAN1/2)

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.

CHA_FAN2 CPU_FAN

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CHA_FAN1

+5V

CHA FAN IN

CHA FAN PWR

GND

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1 Fan connectors

Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard components. These are not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the fan connectors! The CPU_FAN connector supports a CPU fan of maximum 1A (12 W) fan power.

Only 4-pin CPU fans and chassis fans support the ASUS FAN Xpert 2 feature

5. Speaker connector (4-pin SPEAKER)

The 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker allows you hear system beeps and warnings.

SPEAKER

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1

+5V GND GND Speaker Out

PIN 1

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1 Speaker Out connector

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6. Intel ® B85 Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA3G_1~2)

These connectors connect to Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s hard disk drives and optical drives via

Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s signal cables.

SATA3G_1 SATA3G_2

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GND RSATA_RXP1 RSATA_RXN1 GND RSATA_TXN1 RSATA_TXP1 GND GND RSATA_RXP2 RSATA_RXN2 GND RSATA_TXN2 RSATA_TXP2 GND

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1 SATA 3.0Gb/s connectors

When using hot-plug and NCQ, set the SATA Mode Selection item in the BIOS to [AHCI].

See section 2.6.3 SATA Configuration for details.

7. Intel

®

B85 Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s connector (7-pin SATA6G_1~4)

This connector connects to Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 6.0

Gb/s signal cables.

SATA6G_1

GND

RSATA_TXP1

RSATA_TXN1

GND

RSATA_RXN1

RSATA_RXP1

GND

SATA6G_2

GND

RSATA_TXP2

RSATA_TXN2

GND

RSATA_RXN2

RSATA_RXP2

GND

SATA6G_4 SATA6G_3

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GND

RSATA_TXP3

RSATA_TXN3

GND

RSATA_RXN3

RSATA_RXP3

GND

RSATA_TXP4 RSATA_TXN4

RSATA_RXN4 RSATA_RXP4

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1 SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors

When using hot-plug and NCQ, set the SATA Mode Selection item in the BIOS to [AHCI].

See section 2.6.3 SATA Configuration for details.

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8. USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_12)

This connector allows you to connect a USB 3.0 module for additional USB 3.0 front or rear panel ports. With an installed USB 3.0 module, you can enjoy all the benefits of

USB 3.0 including faster data transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps, faster charging time for

USB-chargeable devices, optimized power efficiency, and backward compatibility with

USB 2.0.

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GND

IntA_P1_D+

IntA_P1_D-

GND

IntA_P1_SSTX+

IntA_P1_SSTX-

GND

IntA_P1_SSRX+

IntA_P1_SSRX-

USB3+5V

PIN 1

USB3_12

IntA_P2_D+

IntA_P2_D-

GND

IntA_P2_SSTX+

IntA_P2_SSTX-

GND

IntA_P2_SSRX+

IntA_P2_SSRX-

USB3+5V

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1 USB3.0 Front panel connector

The USB 3.0 module is purchased separately.

9. USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB1112, USB1314)

These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to any of these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specifications and supports up to

480Mbps connection speed.

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USB1112

PIN 1

USB+5V USB_P11- USB_P11+ GND NC

USB1314

PIN 1

USB+5V USB_P13- USB_P13+ GND NC

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USB_P12- USB_P12+

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1 USB2.0 connectors

USB_P14- USB_P14+

Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the motherboard!

The USB 2.0 module is purchased separately.

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10. System panel connector (10-1 pin F_PANEL)

This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.

F_PANEL

+PWR LED PWR BTN

PWR_LED+ PWR_LED- PWR GND

PIN 1

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1

HDD_LED+ HDD_LED-

+HDD_LED RESET

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1 System panel connector

• System power LED (2-pin PWR_LED)

This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.

• Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin HDD_LED)

This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity LED cable to this connector. The HDD LED lights up or flashes when data is read from or written to the HDD.

• ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWR_BTN)

This connector is for the system power button.

• Reset button (2-pin RESET)

This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without turning off the system power.

11. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)

This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port. Connect the S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.

SPDIFOUT GND

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1

SPDIF_OUT

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1 Digital audio connector

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12. Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)

This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor or switch. Connect one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch cable to this connector. The chassis intrusion sensor or switch sends a high-level signal to this connector when a chassis component is removed or replaced. The signal is then generated as a chassis intrusion event.

By default, the pin labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted with a jumper cap. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to use the chassis intrusion detection feature.

CHASSIS

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1

Chassis Signal GND

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1 Chassis intrusion connector

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1.8 Software support

1.8.1 Installing an operating system

This motherboard supports Windows ® 7 (32bit/64bit), Windows ® 8 (32bit/64bit) and

Windows

®

8.1 (32bit/64bit) Operating Systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize the features of your hardware.

Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Refer to your OS documentation for detailed information.

1.8.2 Support DVD information

The Support DVD that comes with the motherboard package contains the drivers, software applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard features.

The contents of the Support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the

ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.

To run the Support DVD

Place the Support DVD into the optical drive. If Autorun is enabled in your computer, the

DVD automatically displays the Specials screen which lists the unique features of your ASUS motherboard. Click Drivers, Utilities, AHCI Driver, Manual, Contact and Specials tabs to display their respective menus.

The following screen is for reference only.

Click an icon to display Support

DVD/motherboard information

Click an item to install

If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the Support DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run the DVD.

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2.1

BIOS information

Managing and updating your BIOS

2

Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a USB flash disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update utility.

2.1.1 EZ Update

EZ Update is a utility that allows you to automatically update your motherboard’s softwares, drivers and the BIOS version easily. With this utlity, you can also manually update the saved

BIOS and select a boot logo when the system goes into POST.

To launch EZ Update, click EZ Update on the AI Suite 3 main menu bar.

Click to automatically update your motherboard’s driver, software and firmware

Click to find and select the BIOS from file

Click to select a boot logo

Click to update the BIOS

EZ Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an ISP (Internet

Service Provider).

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2.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2

The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without using an OS‑based utility.

Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website at www.asus.com.

To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:

1. Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port.

2. Enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select

ASUS EZ Flash Utility

and press <Enter> to enable it.

3. Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive field.

4. Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS, and then press <Enter>.

5. Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.

6. Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file, and then press <Enter> to perform the BIOS update process. Reboot the system when the update process is done.

• This function supports USB flash disks formatted using FAT32/16 on a single partition only.

• DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure!

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2.1.3 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility

The 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 restore a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD or a USB flash drive that contains the updated BIOS file.

• Before using this utility, rename the BIOS file in the removable device into

B85MGPU.CAP

.

• The BIOS file in the support DVD may not be the latest version. Download the latest

BIOS file from the ASUS website at www.asus.com.

Recovering the BIOS

To recover the BIOS:

1. Turn on the system.

2. Insert the support DVD to the optical drive or the USB flash drive that contains the

BIOS file to the USB port.

3. The utility automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file. When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and enters ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility automatically.

4. The system requires you to enter BIOS Setup to recover BIOS settings. To ensure system compatibility and stability, we recommend that you press <F5> to load default

BIOS values.

DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause system boot failure!

2.1.4 ASUS BIOS Updater

ASUS BIOS Updater allows you to update the BIOS in DOS environment.

The screen captures used in this section are for reference only and may not be exactly the same as actually shown on your computer screen.

Before updating BIOS

• Prepare the motherboard support DVD and a USB flash drive.

• Download the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater from http://support.asus.com and save them in your USB flash drive.

NTFS is not supported under FreeDOS environment. Ensure that your USB flash drive is in single partition and in FAT32/16 format.

• Turn off the computer.

• Ensure that your computer has a DVD optical drive.

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Booting the system in DOS environment

To boot the system in DOS:

1. Insert the USB flash drive with the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater to the USB port.

2. Boot your computer then press <F8> to launch the select boot device screen.

3. When the select boot device screen appears, insert the Support DVD into the optical drive then select the optical drive as the boot device.

Please select boot device:

E1: ASUS DVD-E818A6T (4069MB)

USB DISK 2.0 (3824MB)

UEFI: (FAT) USB DISK 2.0 (3824MB)

Enter Setup

and  to move selection

ENTER to select boot device

ESC to boot using defaults

4. When the booting message appears, press <Enter> within five (5) seconds to enter

FreeDOS prompt.

ISOLINUX 3.20 2006-08-26 Copyright (C) 1994-2005 H. Peter Anvin

A Bootable DVD/CD is detected. Press ENTER to boot from the DVD/CD.

If no key is pressed within 5 seconds, the system will boot next priority device automatically. boot:

5. On the FreeDOS prompt, type d: then press <Enter> to switch the disk from Drive C

(optical drive) to Drive D (USB flash drive).

Welcome to FreeDOS (http://www.freedos.org)!

C:/> d:

D:/>

Updating the BIOS file

To update the BIOS file:

1. On the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /pc /g and press <Enter>.

D:/> bupdater /pc /g

2. On the BIOS Updater screen, press <Tab> to switch from Files panel to Drives panel then select D:.

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Drives panel

BOARD:

VER:

DATE:

ASUSTeK BIOS Updater for DOS V1.30 [2014/01/01]

Current ROM

B85M-G PLUS/USB3.1

0303

PATH: C:\

(H :00 B :00)

03/24/2015

Update ROM

BOARD: Unknown

VER: Unknown

DATE: Unknown

C:

D:

FORMAN~1 <DIR>

B85MGPU.CAP 16779264 2015-03-24 21:14:34

Note

[Enter] Select or Load [Tab] Switch [V] Drive Info

[Up/Down/Home/End] Move [Esc] Exit

Files panel

3. Press <Tab> to switch from Drives panel to Files panel then press <Up/Down or Home/

End> keys to select the BIOS file and press <Enter>.

4. After the BIOS Updater checks the selected BIOS file, select Yes to confirm the BIOS update.

Are you sure you want to update the BIOS?

Yes No

The BIOS Backup feature is not supported due to security regulations.

5. Select Yes then press <Enter>. When BIOS update is done, press <ESC> to exit BIOS

Updater.

6. Restart your computer.

DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failaure.

Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit BIOS menu. See section 2.10 Exit

Menu

for details.

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2.2 BIOS setup program

Use the BIOS Setup program to update the BIOS or configure its parameters. The BIOS screens include navigation keys and brief online help to guide you in using the BIOS Setup program.

Entering BIOS Setup at startup

To enter BIOS Setup at startup:

• Press <Delete> during the Power‑On Self Test (POST). If you do not press <Delete>,

POST continues with its routines.

Entering BIOS Setup after POST

To enter BIOS Setup after POST:

• Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> simultaneously.

• Press the reset button on the system chassis.

• Press the power button to turn the system off then back on. Do this option only if you failed to enter BIOS Setup using the first two options.

Using the power button, reset button, or the <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> keys to force reset from a running operating system can cause damage to your data or system. We recommend you always shut down the system properly from the operating system.

• 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 at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard.

• Ensure that a USB mouse is connected to your motherboard if you want to use the mouse to control the BIOS setup program.

• If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS setting, load the default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Optimized

Defaults

item under the Exit menu or press hotkey F5. See section 2.10 Exit Menu for details.

• If the system fails to boot after changing any BIOS setting, try to clear the CMOS and reset the motherboard to the default value. See section 1.6 Jumpers for information on how to erase the RTC RAM.

BIOS menu screen

The BIOS setup program can be used under two modes: EZ Mode and Advanced Mode.

You can change modes from the Exit menu or from the Exit/Advanced Mode button in the EZ

Mode/Advanced Mode screen.

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EZ Mode

By default, the EZ Mode screen appears when you enter the BIOS setup program. The EZ

Mode provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to select the display language, system performance mode and boot device priority. To access the

Advanced Mode, click Exit/Advanced Mode, then select Advanced Mode or press F7 for the advanced BIOS settings.

The default screen for entering the BIOS setup program can be changed. Refer to the

Setup Mode

item in section 2.8 Boot menu for details.

Displays the CPU/motherboard temperature, CPU voltage output, and CPU/chassis fan speed

Selects the display language of the BIOS setup program

Exits the BIOS setup program without saving the changes, saves the changes and resets the system, or enters the

Advanced Mode

Selects the

Advanced mode functions

Normal mode

ASUS Optimal mode

Power saving mode

SATA information

Selects the boot device priority

Displays the

Advanced mode menus

Selects the boot device priority

Loads optimized default

Displays the system properties of the selected mode on the right hand side

• The boot device options vary depending on the devices you installed to the system.

• The Boot Menu (F8) button is available only when the boot device is installed to the system.

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Advanced Mode

The Advanced Mode provides advanced options for experienced end‑users to configure the

BIOS settings. The figure below shows an example of the Advanced Mode. Refer to the following sections for the detailed configurations.

To access the EZ Mode, click Exit, then select ASUS EZ Mode or press F7.

Back button Menu items Menu bar Configuration fields General help

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Submenu item

Pop-up window

Navigation keys

Scroll bar

Last modified settings

Quick note

Menu bar

The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:

My Favorites

For saving the frequently‑used system settings and configuration

Main

For changing the basic system configuration

Ai Tweaker

For changing the overclocking settings

Advanced

For changing the advanced system settings

Monitor

For displaying the system temperature, power status, and changing the fan settings

Boot

Tool

Exit

For changing the system boot configuration

For configuring options for special functions

For selecting the exit options and loading default settings

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Menu items

The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. For example, selecting Main shows the Main menu items.

The other items (Ai Tweaker, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on the menu bar have their respective menu items.

Back button

This button appears when entering a submenu. Press <Esc> or use the USB mouse to click this button to return to the previous menu screen.

Submenu items

A greater than sign (>) before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a submenu. To display the submenu, select the item and press <Enter>.

Pop-up window

Select a menu item and press <Enter> to display a pop‑up window with the configuration options for that item.

Scroll bar

A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that do not fit on the screen. Press the Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> / <Page Down> keys to display the other items on the screen.

Navigation keys

At the bottom right corner of the menu screen are the navigation keys for the BIOS setup program. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.

General help

At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item.

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 highlighted when selected. To change the value of a field, select it and press <Enter> to display a list of options.

Quick Note button

This button allows you to enter notes of the activities that you have done in BIOS.

Last Modified button

This button shows the items that you last modified and saved in BIOS Setup.

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MyFavorites is your personal space where you can easily save and access your favorite

BIOS items.

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Adding items to My Favorites

To add frequently‑used BIOS items to My Favorites:

1. Use the arrow keys to select an item that you want to add. When using a mouse, hover the pointer to the item.

2. Press <F4> on your keyboard or right‑click on your mouse to add the item to My

Favorites page.

You cannot add the following items to My Favorites:

• Items with submenu options

• User‑configurable items such as language and boot device order

• Configuration items such as Memory SPD Information, system time and date

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2.4 Main menu

The Main menu screen appears when you enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS Setup program. The Main menu provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to set the system date, time, language, and security settings.

2.4.1 System Language [English]

Allows you to choose the BIOS language version from the options. Configuration options:

[English] [Español] [

Русский] [한국어]

2.4.2 System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]

Allows you to set the system date.

2.4.3 System Time [xx:xx:xx]

Allows you to set the system time.

2.4.4 Security

The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.

Administrator Password

If you have set an administrator password, we recommend that you enter the administrator password for accessing the system. Otherwise, you might be able to see or change only selected fields in the BIOS setup program.

To set an administrator password:

• If you have forgotten your BIOS password, erase the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC)

RAM to clear the BIOS password. See section 1.6 Jumpers for information on how to erase the RTC RAM.

• The Administrator or User Password items on top of the screen show the default

Not Installed

. After you set a password, these items show Installed.

1. Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.

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2. From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.

3. Confirm the password when prompted.

To change an administrator password:

1. Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.

2. From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press

<Enter>.

3. From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.

4. Confirm the password when prompted.

To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps as in changing an administrator password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear the password, the Administrator Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.

User Password

If you have set a user password, you must enter the user password for accessing the system.

The User Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a password, this item shows Installed.

To set a user password:

1. Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.

2. From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.

3. Confirm the password when prompted.

To change a user password:

1. Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.

2. From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press

<Enter>.

3. From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.

4. Confirm the password when prompted.

To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps as in changing an administrator password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear the password, the Administrator Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.

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2.5 Ai Tweaker menu

The Ai Tweaker menu items allow you to configure overclocking‑related items.

Be cautious when changing the settings of the Ai Tweaker menu items. Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.

The configuration options for this section vary depending on the CPU and DIMM model you installed on the motherboard.

Scroll down to display the other items.

Target CPU Turbo-Mode Speed : xxxxMHz

Displays the target CPU Turbo‑Mode speed.

Target DRAM Speed : xxxxMHz

Displays the target DRAM speed.

Target Cache Speed : xxxxMHz

Displays the target Cache speed.

Target DMI/PEG Clock : xxxxMHz

Displays the target DMI/PEG clock.

Target iGPU Speed : xxxxMHz

Displays the target iGPU speed.

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2.5.1 CPU Core Ratio [Auto]

Allows you to set the CPU core ratio automatically or manually.

[Auto] Sets all CPU Core Ratio to Intel ® CPU default settings automatically.

[Sync All Cores] Allows you to set CPU Core Ratio settings for all cores.

[Per Core] Allows you to set CPU Core Ratio individually.

The following two items appear only when you set the CPU Core Ratio to [Sync All

Cores]

or [Per Core].

1-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]

Select [Auto] to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting or manually assign a 1‑Core

Limit value, which should be higher than or equal to the 2‑Core Ratio Limit.

2-/3-/4-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]

These items become configurable only when you set the CPU Core Ratio item to [Per

Core].

2.5.2 Min CPU Cache Ratio [Auto]

Allows you to set the uncore ratio of the processor to its possible minimum value.

Configuration options: [Auto] [8] ~ [33].

2.5.3 Max CPU Cache Ratio [Auto]

Allows you to set the uncore ratio of the processor to its possible maximum value.

Configuration options: [Auto] [8] ~ [33].

2.5.4 BCLK Frequency : DRAM Frequency Ratio [Auto]

Allows you to set the CPU bus speed to DRAM frequency ratio.

[Auto] DRAM speed is set to the optimized settings.

[100:133]

[100:100]

The BCLK frequency to DRAM speed ratio is set to 100:133.

The BCLK frequency to DRAM speed ratio is set to 100:100.

2.5.5 DRAM Frequency [Auto]

Allows you to set the memory operating frequency. The configurable options vary with the

BCLK (base clock) frequency setting. Select the auto mode to apply the optimized setting.

Configuration options: [DDR3‑800MHz] [DDR3‑1066MHz] [DDR3‑1333MHz] [DDR3‑

1400MHz] [DDR3‑1600MHz]

Selecting a very high memory frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this happens, revert to the default setting.

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2.5.6 Max. CPU Graphics Ratio [Auto]

[Auto]

[Manaul]

The CPU Graphics ratio is set to its optimized setting depending on the system loading.

Use the <+> or <‑> keys to adjust the optimal CPU Graphics ratio. The value may vary depending on the system loading.

2.5.7 GPU Boost [As is]

Allows you to enable the GPU Boost to accelerate the integrated GPU for extreme graphics performance. Configuration options: [As is] [Enabled].

2.5.8 EPU Power Saving Mode [Disabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the EPU power saving function. Configuration options:

[Disabled] [Enabled]

2.5.9 DRAM Timing Control

The subitems in this menu allow you to set the DRAM timing control features. Use the

<+> and <‑> keys to adjust the value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the keyboard and press the <Enter> key.

Changing the values in this menu may cause the system to become unstable! If this happens, revert to the default settings.

2.5.10 DIGI+ VRM

CPU Load-Line Calibration [Auto]

Load‑line is defined by Intel VRM specification and affects CPU voltage. The CPU working voltage will decrease proportionally to CPU loading. Higher value gets a higher voltage and better overclocking performance, but increases the CPU and VRM thermal conditions. This item allows you to adjust the voltage range from the following percentages to boost the system performance: 0% (Regular), 25% (Medium), 50% (High), 75% (Ultra High), and 100%

(Extreme). Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [Medium] [High] [Ultra High] [Extreme]

The actual performance boost may vary depending on your CPU specification.

CPU VRM Switching Frequency [Auto]

This item affects the VRM transient response speed and the component thermal production.

Select [Manual] to configure a higher frequency for a quicker transient response speed.

Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]

The following item appears only when you set the CPU VRM Switching Frequency to

[Manual]

.

Fixed CPU VRM Switching Frequency (KHz) [250]

This item allows you to set a higher frequency for a quicker transient response speed.

Use the <+> or <‑> to adjust the value. The values range from 200 KHz to 350 KHz with an interval of 50 KHz.

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CPU Power Phase Control [Auto]

Allows you to set the power phase based on the CPU. Configuration options: [Auto]

[Standard] [Optimized] [Extreme] [Manual Adjustment]

DO NOT remove the thermal module when setting this item to [Extreme] and [Manual

Adjustment]

. The thermal conditions should be monitored.

This following item appears only when you set the CPU Power Phase Control item to

[Manual Adjustment]

.

Manual Adjustment [Fast]

Allows you to set a response for the CPU power phase control. Configuration options:

[Ultra Fast] [Fast] [Medium] [Regular]

CPU Power Duty Control [T.Probe]

DIGI + VRM Duty Control adjusts the current of every VRM phase and the thermal conditions of every component.

[T. Probe] Select to maintain the VRM thermal balance.

[Extreme] Select to maintain the current VRM balance.

CPU Current Capability [Auto]

Allows you to configure the total power range, and extends the overclocking frequency range simultaneously. Configuration options: [Auto] [100%] [110%] [120%] [130%] [140%]

Choose a higher value when overclocking, or under a high CPU loading for extra power support.

2.5.11 CPU Power Management

The subitems in this menu allow you to set the CPU ratio and features.

Enhanced Intel

®

SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced Intel

®

SpeedStep Technology (EIST).

[Disabled] Disables this function.

[Enabled] The operating system dynamically adjusts the processor voltage and core frequency which may result in decreased average consumption and decreased average heat production.

Turbo Mode [Enabled]

Allows you to enable your core processor’s speed to run faster than the marked frequency in a specific condition. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

• Turbo Mode is only available on selected CPU models only.

• The following first three items appear only when you set the Turbo Mode to [Enabled].

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Turbo Mode Parameters

Long Duration Package Power Limit [Auto]

Allows you to limit the turbo ratio’s long duration package power.

Use the <+> and <‑> keys to adjust the value.

Package Power Time Window [Auto]

Allows you to set the package power time window.

Use the <+> and <‑> keys to adjust the value.

Short Duration Package Power Limit [Auto]

Allows you to limit the turbo ratio’s long duration power.

Use the <+> and <‑> keys to adjust the value.

CPU Integrated VR Current Limit [Auto]

Allows you to limit the CPU Integrated VR current

Use <+> and <‑> key to adjust the value.

CPU Internal Power Switching Frequency

Frequency Tuning Mode [Auto]

Allows you to set the frequency tuning mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [+] [‑]

CPU Internal Power Fault Control

Thermal Feedback [Auto]

When enabled, it allows CPU to take precautionary actions when the thermal of the external regulator exceeds the limit.Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]

CPU Integrated VR Fault Management [Auto]

Allows you to manage the CPU Integrated VR fault. Configuration options: [Auto]

[Disabled] [Enabled]

CPU Internal Power Configuration

CPU Integrated VR Efficiency Management [Auto]

Allows you to manage the CPU integrated VR efficiency. Configuration options: [Auto]

[High Performance] [Balanced]

Power Decay Mode [Auto]

Enable to improve power saving on the Fully Integrated Voltage Regulator as the processor enters low current mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]

Idle Power-in Response [Auto]

Allows you to set the idle power‑in response. Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [Fast]

Idle Power-out Response [Auto]

Allows you to set the idle power‑out response. Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [Fast]

Power Current Slope [Auto]

Allows you to set the power current slope. Configuration options: [Auto] [Level 4] [Level 3]

[Level 2] [Level 1] [Level 0] ]Level ‑1] [Level ‑2] [Level ‑3] [Level ‑4].

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Power Current Offset [Auto]

Allows you to set the power current offset. Configuration options: [Auto] [100%] [87.5%] [75%]

[62.5%] [50%] [37.5%] [25%] [12.5%] [0%] [‑12.5%] [‑25%] [‑37.5%] [‑50.0%] [‑62.5%] [‑75%]

[‑87.5%] [‑100%]

Power Fast Ramp Response [Auto]

Allows you to set the power fast ramp response. Use the <+> and <‑> keys to adjust the value.

CPU Internal Power Saving Control

Power Saving Level 1 Threshhold [Auto]

Allows you to set the power saving level 1 threshhold.

Use the <+> and <‑> keys to adjust the value.

Power Saving Level 2 Threshhold [Auto]

Allows you to set the power saving level 2 threshhold.

Use the <+> and <‑> keys to adjust the value.

Power Saving Level 3 Threshhold [Auto]

Allows you to set the power saving level 3 threshhold.

Use the <+> and <‑> keys to adjust the value.

2.5.12 Extreme Over-voltage [Disabled]

By default, this item is set to [Disabled] and helps provide over voltage protection for the

CPU. When you set this item to [Enabled], you can select voltage settings for overclocking, but this will not guarantee the CPU’s lifespan.

2.5.13 CPU Core Voltage [Auto]

This item allows you to set the CPU core voltage. Increase the voltage when increasing the core frequency. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual Mode] [Offset Mode]

CPU Core Voltage Override [Auto]

This item appears only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Manual Mode] and allows you to set the CPU core voltage override. The values range from 0.001V to 1.920V with a 0.001V interval.

Offset Mode Sign [+]

This item appears only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Offset Mode] and allows you to set the offset mode sign. Configuration options: [+] [‑]

CPU Core Voltage Offset [Auto]

This item appears only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Offset Mode] and allows you to set the CPU core voltage offset. The values range from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval.

2.5.14 CPU Cache Voltage [Auto]

This item allows you to set the CPU Cache voltage. Increase the cache voltage when increasing the ring frequency. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual Mode] [Offset Mode]

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CPU Cache Voltage Override [Auto]

This item appears only when you set the CPU Cache Voltage to [Manual Mode] and allows you to set the CPU Cache voltage override. The values range from 0.001V to 1.920V with a

0.001V interval.

Offset Mode Sign [+]

This item appears only when you set the CPU Cache Voltage to [Offset Mode] and allows you to set the offset mode sign. Configuration options: [+] [‑]

CPU Cache Voltage Offset [Auto]

This item appears only when you set the CPU Cache Voltage to [Offset Mode] and allows you to set the CPU cache voltage offset. The values range from 0.001V to

0.999V with a 0.001V interval.

2.5.15 CPU Graphics Voltage [Auto]

This item allows you to set the CPU graphics voltage. Increase the graphics voltage when increasing the iGPU frequency. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual Mode] [Offset Mode]

CPU Graphics Voltage Override [Auto]

This item appears only when you set the CPU Graphics Voltage to [Manual Mode] and allows you to set the CPU graphics voltage override. The values range from 0.001V to 1.920V with a 0.001V interval.

Offset Mode Sign [+]

This item appears only when you set the CPU Graphics Voltage to [Offset Mode] and allows you to set the offset mode sign. Configuration options: [+] [‑]

CPU Graphics Voltage Offset [Auto]

This item appears only when you set the CPU Graphics Voltage to [Offset Mode] and allows you to set the CPU graphics voltage offset. The values range from 0.001V to

0.999V with a 0.001V interval.

2.5.16 CPU System Agent Voltage Offset Mode Sign [+]

This item allows you to set the CPU system agent voltage offset mode sign. Configuration options: [+] [‑].

CPU System Agent Voltage Offset [Auto]

This item allows you to set the CPU system agent voltage offset. Increase the value when increasing DRAM frequency. The values range from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval.

2.5.17 CPU Analog I/O Voltage Offset Mode Sign [+]

This item allows you to set the CPU analog I/O voltage offset mode sign. Configuration options: [+] [‑].

CPU Analog I/O Voltage Offset [Auto]

This item allows you to set the CPU analog I/O voltage offset. Increase the value when increasing DRAM frequency. The values range from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval.

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2.5.18 CPU Digital I/O Voltage Offset Mode Sign [+]

This item allows you to set the CPU digital I/O voltage offset mode sign. Configuration options: [+] [‑].

CPU Digital I/O Voltage Offset [Auto]

This item allows you to set the CPU digital I/O voltage offset. Increase the value when increasing DRAM frequency. The values range from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval.

2.5.19 SVID Control [Auto]

Disabling SVID Control stops the processor from commmunicating with the external voltage regulator. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled].

2.5.20 CPU Input Voltage (VCCIN) [Auto]

This item allows you to set the CPU input voltage. The values range from 0.800V to 2.700V with a 0.010V interval.

2.5.21 DRAM Voltage [Auto]

Allows you to set the DRAM Voltage. Configuration options: [Auto] [1.20V] [1.35V] [1.40V]

[1.45V] [1.50V] [1.55V] [1.60V] [1.65V] [1.70V] [1.75V] [1.80V]

2.5.22 PCH VLX Voltage [Auto]

Allows you to set the voltage for the I/O on the PCH. Configuration options: [Auto] [+0.10V].

2.5.23 PCH Core Voltage [Auto]

Allows you to set the Platform Controller Hub voltage. Configuration options: [Auto] [+0.10V].

The system may need better cooling system to work stably under high voltage settings.

2.5.24 DRAM CTRL REF Voltage [Auto]

Allows you to set the DRAM CTRL REF Voltage. The values range from 0.3950V to 0.6300V with a 0.0050V interval.

2.5.25 DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHA [Auto]

Allows you to set the DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHA. The values range from 0.3950V to

0.6300V with a 0.0050V interval

2.5.26 DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHB [Auto]

Allows you to set the DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHB. The values range from 0.3950V to

0.6300V with a 0.0050V interval

2.5.27 CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto]

[Auto]

[Disabled]

[Enabled]

Automatic configuration.

Enhances the BCLK overclocking ability.

Sets to [Enabled] for EMI control.

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2.6 Advanced menu

The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system devices.

Be cautious when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.

2.6.1 CPU Configuration

The items in this menu show the CPU‑related information that the BIOS automatically detects.

The items shown in submenu may be different due to the CPU you installed.

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Adaptive Thermal Monitor [Enabled]

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

Enables the overheated CPU to throttle its clock speed to cool down.

Disables the CPU thermal monitor function.

Active Processor Cores [All]

Allows you to choose the number of CPU cores to activate in each processor package.

Configuration options: [All] [1] [2] [3]

Limit CPUID Maximum [Disabled]

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

Allows legacy operating systems to boot even without support for CPUs with extended CPUID functions.

Disables this function.

Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

Enables the No‑Execution Page Protection Technology.

Forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero (0).

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Virtualization Technology [Disabled]

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

Allows a hardware platform to run multiple operating systems separately and simultaneously, enabling one system to virtually function as several systems.

Disables this function.

Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled]

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

Allows a hardware platform to automatically analyze the requirements and prefetch data and codes for the CPU.

Disables this function.

Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled]

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

Allows a hardware platform to perform adjacent cache line prefetching.

Disables this function.

Boot performance mode [Max Non-Tu...]

This item allows you to select the boot performance mode. Configuration options: [Max Non‑

Turbo Performance] [Max battery] [Turbo Performance]

CPU Power Management Configuration

This item allows you to manage and configure the CPU’s power.

EIST [Enabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced Intel

®

SpeedStep Technology (EIST).

[Disabled]

[Enabled]

The CPU runs at its default speed.

The operating system controls the CPU speed.

Turbo Mode [Enabled]

Allows you to set the processor cores to run faster than the marked frequency in a specific condition. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]

Turbo Mode is only available on selected CPU models only.

CPU C states [Auto]

[Auto] Automatic configuration.

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

Enables the CPU C states.

Disables the CPU C states.

The following items appear only when you set the CPU C states to [Enabled].

Enhanced C1 state [Enabled]

[Enabled] Enables enhanced C1 state.

[Disabled] Disables enhanced C1 state.

CPU C3 Report [Enabled]

Allows you to disable or enable the CPU C3 report to OS. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]

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CPU C6 report [Enabled]

Allows you to disable or enable the CPU C6 report to OS. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]

C6 Latency [Short]

Allows you to choose short or long latency for C6. Configuration options:

[Short] [Long]

CPU C7 report [CPU C7s]

Allows you to disable or enable the CPU C7 report to OS. Configuration options: [Disabled] [CPU C7] [CPU C7s]

C7 Latency [Long]

Allows you to choose short or long latency for C6. Configuration options:

[Short] [Long]

Package C State Support [Auto]

Allows you to disable or enable the whole C‑State package support.

Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [C0/C1] [C2] [C3] [C6] [CPU C7]

[CPU C7s]

CFG lock [Disabled]

This item allows you to configure MSR 0xE2[15] CFG lock bit.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

2.6.2 PCH Configuration

PCI Express Configuration

DMI Link ASPM Control [Auto]

Allows you to control the Active State Power Managemennt on both NB and SB side of the DMI Link. Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]

ASPM Support [Disabled]

Allows you to set the ASPM support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] [L0s] [L1]

L0sL1].

PCIe Speed [Auto]

Allows you to select the PCI Express port speed. Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1]

[Gen2]

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®

Rapid Start Technology

Intel ® Rapid Start Technology [Disabled]

Allows you to enable or disable Intel

®

Rapid Start Technology. Configuration options:

[Enabled] [Disabled]

The following items appear only when you set the Intel

[Enabled]

.

®

Rapid Start Technology to

Entry on S3 RTC Wake [Enabled]

The system automatically wakes up and set to Rapid Start Technology S4 mode.

Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]

Entry After [x]

Allows you to set the wake‑up time.The values range from 0 (immediately) to 120.

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Active Page Threshold Support [Enabled]

The system automatically set itself to sleep when the partition size is not enough for

Rapid Start Technology to work. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]

Active Memory Threshold [0]

Key in the value for the additional partition size for Rapid Start Technology to work.

Ensure that the caching partition size is larger than the total memory size.

Hybrid Hard Disk Support [Disabled]

Allows you to enable or disable hybrid hard disk support.

Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]

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®

Smart Connect Technology [Disabled]

ICST Configuration [Disabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the ISCT configuration. Configuration options:

[Enabled] [Disabled]

2.6.3 SATA Configuration

While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. The

SATA Port items show Empty if no SATA device is installed to the corresponding SATA port.

SATA Mode Selection [AHCI]

Allows you to set the SATA configuration.

[Disabled]

[IDE]

Disables the SATA function.

Set to [IDE] when you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as

Parallel ATA physical storage devices.

[AHCI] Set to [AHCI] when you want the SATA hard disk drives to use the AHCI

(Advanced Host Controller Interface). The AHCI allows the onboard storage driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that increases storage performance on random workloads by allowing the drive to internally optimize the order of commands.

Aggressive LPM Support [Auto]

This item appears only when you set the previous item to [AHCI] and allows you to enable or disable PCH entering link power state aggressively. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]

[Enabled]

IDE Legacy / Native Mode Selection [Native]

This item appears only when you set the SATA Mode Selection item to [IDE]. Configuration options: [Native] [Legacy]

S.M.A.R.T. Status Check [Enabled]

S.M.A.R.T. (Self‑Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitor system. When read/write of your hard disk errors occur, this feature allows the hard disk to report warning messages during the POST. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]

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Hot Plug [Disabled]

These items appear only when you set the SATA Mode Selection item to [AHCI] and allow you to enable/disable SATA Hot Plug Support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

2.6.4 System Agent Configuration

VT-d [Disabled]

Allows you to enable or disable VT‑d function on MCH. Configuration options: [Disabled]

[Enabled]

CPU Audio Device [Enabled]

Allows you to enable or disable CPU SA Audio Device. Configuration options: [Enabled]

[Disabled]

DVI Port Audio [Disabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the DVI port. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]

Graphics Configuration

Allows you to select a primary display from iGPU, and PCIe graphical devices.

Primary Display [Auto]

Allows you to select which of the iGPU/PCIE Graphics device should be the Primary

Display. Configuration options: [Auto] [IGPU] [PCIE]

iGPU Memory [Auto]

Allows you to select the amount of system memory allocated to DVMT 5.0 used by the iGPU. Configuration options: [Auto] [32M] [64M] [96M] [128M] [160M] [192M] [224M]

[256M] [288M][320M] [352M] [384M] [416M] [448M] [480M] [512M] [1024M]

Render Standby [Auto]

Allows you to enable or disable Intel

[Enabled]

® Graphics Render Standby support to reduce iGPU power use when the system is idle. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]

iGPU Multi-Monitor [Disabled]

Allows you to enable the iGPU Multi‑Monitor. Configuration options: [Disabled]

[Enabled]

DMI Configuration

Allows you to control various DMI functions.

DMI Gen 2 [Auto]

Allows you to enable or disable DMI Gen 2. Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled]

[Disabled]

NB PCIe Configuration

Allows you to configure the NB PCI Express settings.

PCIEX16_1 Link Speed [Auto]

Allows you to configure the PCIEX16_1 speed. Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1]

[Gen2] [Gen3]

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DMI Link ASPM Control [Auto]

Allows you to enable or disable the control of Active State Power Management on SA side of the DMI Link. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [L0s] [L1] [L0sL1]

PEG - ASPM [Disabled]

Allows you to control ASPM support for the PEG Device. The setting takes no effect if

PEG is not the active device at present. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] [ASPM

L0s] [ASPM L1] [ASPM L0sL1]

Memory Configuration

Memory Scrambler [Enabled]

Allows you to enable or disable Memory Scrambler support. Configuration options:

[Enabled] [Disabled]

Memory Remap [Enabled]

Allows you to enable or disable remapping the memory above 4GB. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]

2.6.5 USB Configuration

The items in this menu allow you to change the USB‑related features.

The USB Devices item shows the auto‑detected values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows None.

Legacy USB Support [Enabled]

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

[Auto]

Enables the support for USB devices on legacy operating systems (OS).

The USB devices can be used only for the BIOS setup program.

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.

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xHCI Mode [Smart Auto]

[Auto]

[Smart Auto]

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

Keeps the last operation of xHCI controller in OS during bootup.

Enables the operation of xHCI controller.

Enables the function.

Disables the function.

EHCI Hand-off [Disabled]

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

Enables the support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off feature.

Disables the function.

USB Single Port Control

This item allows you to enable or disable the individual USB ports.

Refer to section 1.2.3 Motherboard layout for the location of the USB ports.

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2.6.6 Platform Misc Configuration

The items in this menu allow you to configure the Platform Misc.

PCI Express Native Power Management [Disabled]

Allows you to enable or disable PCIE express native power management. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]

Native ASPM [Disabled]

The item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows you to enable or disable ASPM. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]

2.6.7 Onboard Devices Configuration

HD Audio Controller [Enabled]

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

Enables the HD Audio Device.

Disables the HD Audio Device.

The following item appears only when you set the HD Audio Controller item to [Enabled].

Front Panel Type [HD]

Allows you to set the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97 or high‑ definition audio depending on the audio standard that the front panel audio module supports.

[HD]

[AC97]

Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to high definition audio.

Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97

SPDIF Out Type [SPDIF]

[SPDIF]

[HDMI]

Sets to an SPDIF audio output.

Sets to an HDMI audio output.

Auto Shielding LED [Auto]

[Auto]

[Disabled]

The LED control depends on the configuration of the ErP Ready item. Set this item to [Auto] and the ErP Ready item to [Disabled] to keep the LED on.

Turn off the LED.

Type-C Power [Auto]

Choosing [Force On] enhances the compatibility of the connected USB devices.

Configuration options: [Auto] [Force On]

Asmedia USB 3.1 Controller [Enabled]

Enables or disables the Asmedia USB 3.1 controller. Configuration options: [Enabled]

[Disabled]

The following two items appear only when the Asmedia USB 3.1 item is set to [Enabled].

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USB 3.1_EA1 [Enabled]

[Enabled] Enables the USB 3.1_EA1 controller.

[Disabled] Disables the USB 3.1_EA1 controller.

USB 3.1_EC1 [Enabled]

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

Enables the USB 3.1_EC1 controller.

Disables the USB 3.1_EC1 controller.

Asmedia USB 3.1 Battery Charging Support [Disabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the USB 3.1 battery charging support. Configuration options:

[Enabled] [Disabled]

Realtek LAN Controller [Enabled]

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

Enables the Realtek LAN controller.

Disables the controller.

Realtek PXE Option ROM [Disabled]

This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows you to enable or disable the PXE OptionRom of the Realtek LAN controller. Configuration options:

[Enabled] [Disabled]

Serial Port Configuration

The sub‑items in this menu allow you to set the serial port configuration.

Serial Port [Enabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the serial port (COM).Configuration options: [Enabled]

[Disabled]

Change Settings [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4]

This item appears only when you set the Serial Port to [Enabled] and allows you to select the Serial Port base address. Configuration options: [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4]

[IO=2F8h; IRQ=3] [IO=3E8h; IRQ=4] [IO=2E8h; IRQ=3]

2.6.8 APM

ErP Ready [Disabled]

Allows BIOS to switch off some power at S5 to get the system ready for ErP requirement.

When set to [Enabled], all other PME options will be switched off.

Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]

Deep S4 [Disabled]

When enabled, the system in S4 state will further reduce power usage and will power off the

USB, PS/2 and LAN devices. The system in deep S4 state can only be woken up via the power button. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

Restore AC Power Loss [Power Off]

[Power On]

[Power Off]

[Last State]

The system goes into on state after an AC power loss.

The system goes into off state after an AC power loss.

The system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state was before the AC power loss.

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Power On By PCIE [Disabled]

[Disabled]

[Enabled]

Disables the PCIE devices to generate a wake‑on‑LAN feature of the Intel

®

/

Realtek LAN device.

Enables the PCIE devices to generate a wake‑on‑LAN feature of the Intel

®

/

Realtek LAN device.

Power On By Ring [Disabled]

[Disabled]

[Enabled]

Disables Ring to generate a wake event.

Enables Ring to generate a wake event.

Power On By RTC [Disabled]

[Disabled]

[Enabled]

Disables RTC to generate a wake event.

When set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date (Days) and Hour/

Minute/Second

will become user‑configurable with set values.

2.6.9 Network Stack

Network Stack [Disabled]

This item allows user to disable or enable the UEFI network stack. Configuration options:

[Disabled] [Enabled]

The following two items appear only when you set the previous item to [Enabled].

Ipv4 PXE Support [Enabled]

This item allows user to disable or enable the Ipv4 PXE Boot support. Configuration options:

[Disabled] [Enabled]

Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled]

This item allows user to disable or enable the Ipv6 PXE Boot support. Configuration options:

[Disabled] [Enabled]

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2.7 Monitor menu

The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change the fan settings.

Scroll down to display the other items.

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2.7.1 CPU Temperature [xxx

ºC/xxxºF]

The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU temperature.

Select Ignore if you do not wish to display the detected temperature.

2.7.2 CPU / Chassis Fan 1/2 Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] /

[N/A]

The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU / chassis fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the field shows N/A. Select Ignore if you do not wish to display the detected speed.

2.7.3 CPU Input Voltage (VCCIN), CPU Core Coltage, 3.3V

Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage

The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard voltage regulators. Select Ignore if you do not want to detect this item.

2.7.4 CPU Q-Fan Control [Enabled]

[Disabled]

[Enabled]

Disables the CPU Q‑Fan control feature.

Enables the CPU Q‑Fan control feature.

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CPU Fan Speed Low Limit [200 RPM]

This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q‑Fan Control feature and allows you to disable or set the CPU fan warning speed. Configuration options: [Ignore] [100RPM]

[200RPM] [300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM]

CPU Fan Profile [Standard]

This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q‑Fan Control feature and allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the CPU fan.

[Standard] Sets to [Standard] to make the CPU fan automatically adjust depending on the CPU temperature.

[Silent] Sets to [Silent] to minimize the fan speed for quiet CPU fan operation.

[Turbo]

[Manual]

Sets to [Turbo] to achieve maximum CPU fan speed.

Sets to [Manual] to assign detailed fan speed control parameters.

The following four items appear only when you set CPU Fan Profile to [Manual].

CPU Upper Temperature [70]

Use the <+> and <‑> keys to adjust the upper limit of the CPU temperature. The values range from 20ºC to 75ºC.

CPU Fan Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]

Use the <+> and <‑> keys to adjust the maximum CPU fan duty cycle. The values range from 20% to 100%. When the CPU temperature reaches the upper limit, the

CPU fan will operate at the maximum duty cycle.

CPU Lower Temperature [20]

Displays the lower limit of the CPU temperature.

CPU Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [20]

Use the <+> and <‑> keys to adjust the minimum CPU fan duty cycle. The values range from 20% to 100%. When the CPU temperature is under the lower limit, the CPU fan will operate at the minimum duty cycle.

2.7.5 Chassis Q-Fan 1/2 Control [Enabled]

[Disabled]

[Enabled]

Disables the Chassis Q‑Fan control feature.

Enables the Chassis Q‑Fan control feature.

Chassis Fan 1/2 Speed Low Limit [600 RPM]

This item appears only when you enable the Chassis Q‑Fan Control feature and allows you to disable or set the chassis fan warning speed. Configuration options: [Ignore] [200RPM]

[300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM] [600 RPM]

Chassis Fan 1/2 Profile [Standard]

This item appears only when you enable the Chassis Q‑Fan Control feature and allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the chassis fan.

[Standard] Sets to [Standard] to make the chassis fan automatically adjust depending on the chassis temperature.

[Silent] Sets to [Silent] to minimize the fan speed for quiet chassis fan operation.

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[Turbo]

[Manual]

Sets to [Turbo] to achieve maximum chassis fan speed.

Sets to [Manual] to assign detailed fan speed control parameters.

The following four items appear only when you set Chassis Fan 1/2 Profile to [Manual].

Chassis Fan 1/2 Upper Temperature [70]

Use the <+> and <‑> keys to adjust the upper limit of the Chassis temperature. The values range from 40ºC to 75ºC.

Chassis Fan 1/2 Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]

Use the <+> and <‑> keys to adjust the maximum chassis fan duty cycle. The values range from 60% to 100%. When the chassis temperature reaches the upper limit, the chassis fan will operate at the maximum duty cycle.

Chassis Fan 1/2 Lower Temperature [40]

Displays the lower limit of the chassis temperature.

Chassis Fan 1/2 Min. Duty Cycle(%) [60]

Use the <+> and <‑> keys to adjust the minimum chassis fan duty cycle. The values range from 60% to 100%. When the chassis temperature is under 40ºC, the chassis fan will operate at the minimum duty cycle.

2.7.6 Anti Surge Support [Enabled]

This item allows you to enable or disable the Anti Surge function.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

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2.8 Boot menu

The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.

Scroll down to display the other items.

2.8.1 Fast Boot [Enabled]

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

Select to accelerate the boot speed.

Select to go back to normal boot.

The following five items appear when you set Fast Boot to [Enabled].

SATA Support [All Devices]

[All Devices]

[Hard Drive Only]

[Boot Drive Only]

All devices connected to SATA ports are available during POST.

This process extends the POST time.

Only hard drives connected to SATA ports are detected during

POST.

Only boot drives connected to a SATA ports are detected during

POST.

USB Support [Partial Initialization]

[Disabled]

[Full Initialization]

[Partial Initialization]

All USB devices will not be available until OS boot up for a fastest POST time.

All USB devices will be available during POST. This process will extend the POST time.

For a faster POST time, only the USB ports with keyboard and mouse connections will be detected.

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PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Support [Auto]

Select any of these settings when PS/2 keyboard and mouse are installed. These settings only apply when Fast Boot is enabled.

[Auto] For a faster POST time, PS/2 devices will only be available when the system boots up or rebooted when the PS/2 devices have not been reconnected or changed. If you disconnect or change PS/2 devices before restarting the system, PS/2 devices will not be available and BIOS setup program will not be accessible via PS/2 devices.

[Full Initialization] For full system control, PS/2 devices will be available during POST at any circumstances. This process will extend POST time.

[Disabled] For the fastest POST time, all PS/2 devices will not be available until your computer enters the operating system.

Network Stack Driver Support [Disabled]

[Disabled]

[Enabled]

Select to skip the network stack driver from loading during POST.

Select to load the network stack driver during POST.

Next Boot after AC Power Loss [Normal Boot]

[Normal Boot] Returns to normal boot on the next boot after AC power loss.

[Fast Boot] Accelerates the boot speed on the next boot after AC power loss.

2.8.2 Boot Logo Display [Auto]

[Auto] Adjusts logo automatically based on Windows

[Full Screen] Maximize the boot logo size.

® display requrements.

[Disabled] Hide the logo during POST.

Set this item to [Full Screen] to use the ASUS MyLogo 2™ feature.

POST Delay Time [3 sec]

This item appears only when you set Boot Logo Display to [Auto] and [Full Screen]. This item allows you to select the desired additional POST waiting time to easily enter the BIOS setup. You can only execute the POST delay time during Normal Boot. The values range from 0 to 10 seconds.

This feature will only work under normal boot.

Post Report [5 sec]

This item appears only when you set Boot Logo Display to [Disabled]. This item allows you to select a desired post report waiting time. Configuration options: [1 sec] ~ [10 sec] [Until

Press ESC].

2.8.3 Bootup NumLock State [On]

[On]

[Off]

Sets the power‑on state of the NumLock to [On].

Sets the power‑on state of the NumLock to [Off].

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2.8.4 Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]

When this item is set to [Enabled], the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when error occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

2.8.5 Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]

[Force BIOS] The third‑party ROM messages will be forced to display during the boot sequence.

[Keep Current] The third‑party ROM messages will be displayed only if the third‑party manufacturer had set the add‑on device to do so.

2.8.6 Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

Allows the option ROMs to trap Interrupt 19.

Disables this function.

2.8.7 Setup Mode [EZ Mode]

[Advanced Mode] Sets Advanced Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup program.

[EZ Mode] Sets EZ Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup program.

2.8.8 CSM (Compatibility Support Module)

Allows you to configure the CSM (Compatibility Support Module) items to fully support the various VGA, bootable devices and add‑on devices for better compatibility.

Launch CSM [Enabled]

[Auto]

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

The system automatically detects the bootable devices and the add‑on devices.

For better compatibility, enable the CSM to fully support the non‑UEFI driver add‑on devices or the Windows

®

UEFI mode.

Disable the CSM to fully support the Windows

®

Security Update and

Security Boot.

The following four items appear when you set Launch CSM to [Enabled].

Boot Devices Control [UEFI and Legacy OpROM]

Allows you to select the type of devices that you want to boot up. Configuration options:

[UEFI and Legacy OpROM] [Legacy OpROM only] [UEFI only]

Boot from Network Devices [Legacy OpROM first]

Allows you to select the type of network devices that you want to launch. Configuration options: [Legacy OpROM first] [UEFI driver first] [Ignore]

Boot from Storage Devices [Legacy OpROM first]

Allows you to select the type of storage devices that you want to launch. Configuration options: [Both, Legacy OpROM first] [Both, UEFI first] [Legacy OpROM first] [UEFI driver first]

[Ignore]

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Boot from PCI-E/PCI Expansion Devices [Legacy OpROM first]

Allows you to select the type of PCIe/PCI expansion devices that you want to launch.

Configuration options: [Legacy OpROM first] [UEFI driver first]

2.8.9 Secure Boot

Allows you to configure the Windows

®

Secure Boot settings and manage its keys to protect the system from unauthorized access and malwares during POST.

OS Type [Windows UE...]

Allows you to select your installed operating system.

[Windows UEFI mode] Executes the Microsoft

®

Secure Boot check. Only select this option when booting on Windows

Secure Boot compliant OS.

® UEFI mode or other Microsoft ®

[Other OS] Get the optimized function when booting on Windows ® non‑UEFI mode, Windows

®

Vista/XP, or other Microsoft

®

Secure Boot non‑compliant OS. Only on Windows

®

UEFI mode that Microsoft

®

Secure Boot can function properly.

The following item appears when OS Type is set to [Windows UEFI mode].

Key Management

This item appears only when you set OS Type to [Windows UEFI mode]. It allows you to manage the Secure Boot keys.

Install Default Secure Boot keys

This item allows you to immediately load the default Security Boot keys, Platform key

(PK), Key‑exchange Key (KEK), Signature database (db), and Revoked Signatures

(dbx). When the default Secure boot keys are loaded, all the Secure Boot keys’ state will change from Unloaded mode to loaded mode.

Clear Secure Boot keys

This item appears only when you load the default Secure Boot keys. This item allows you to clear all default Secure Boot keys.

Save Secure Boot keys

This item appears only when you load the default Secure Boot keys. This item allows you to save all default Secure Boot keys.

PK Management

The Platform Key (PK) locks and secures the firmware from any non‑permissible changes. The system verifies the PK before your system enters the OS.

Delete PK

Allows you to delete the PK from your system. Once the PK is deleted, all the system’s Secure Boot keys will not be active. Configuration options:

[Yes] [No]

Load PK from File

Allows you to load the downloaded PK from a USB storage device.

The PK file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time‑based authenticated variable.

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KEK Management

The KEK (Key‑exchange Key or Key Enrollment Key) manages the Signature database

(db) and Revoked Signature database (dbx).

Key‑exchange Key (KEK) refers to Microsoft

®

Secure Boot Key‑Enrollment Key (KEK).

Delete the KEK

Allows you to delete the KEK from your system. Configuration options:

[Yes] [No]

Load KEK from File

Allows you to load the downloaded KEK from a USB storage device.

Append KEK from file

Allows you to load the additional KEK from a storage device for an additional db and dbx loaded management.

The KEK file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time‑based authenticated variable.

DB Management

The db (Authorized Signature database) lists the signers or images of UEFI applications, operating system loaders, and UEFI drivers that you can load on the single computer.

Delete the db

Allows you to delete the db file from your system. Configuration options:

[Yes] [No]

Load db from File

Allows you to load the downloaded db from a USB storage device.

Append db from file

Allows you to load the additional db from a storage device so that more images can be loaded securely.

The DB file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time‑based authenticated variable.

DBX Management

The dbx (Revoked Signature database) lists the forbidden images of db items that are no longer trusted and cannot be loaded.

Delete the DBX

Allows you to delete the DBX file from your system. Configuration options:

[Yes] [No]

Load DBX from File

Allows you to load the downloaded DBX from a USB storage device.

Append DBX from file

Allows you to load the additional DBX from a storage device so that more db’s images cannot be loaded.

The DBX file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time‑based authenticated variable.

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2.8.10 Boot Option Priorities

These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system.

• To access Windows

® supported).

OS in Safe Mode, press <F8 > after POST (Windows

®

8 not

• To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo appears.

2.8.11 Boot Override

These items displays the available devices. The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Click an item to start booting from the selected device.

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2.9 Tools menu

The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the submenu.

2.9.1 ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility

Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. Press [Enter] to launch the ASUS EZ Flash 2 screen.

For more details, see section 2.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2.

2.9.2 ASUS Overclocking Profile

This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.

The Setup Profile Status items show Not Installed if no profile is created.

Save to Profile

Allows you to save the current BIOS settings to the BIOS Flash, and create a profile. Key in a profile number from one to eight, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.

Load from Profile

Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Key in the profile number that saved your CMOS settings, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.

• DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent the system boot failure!

• We recommend that you update the BIOS file only coming from the same memory/

CPU configuration and BIOS version.

2.9.3 ASUS SPD Information

DIMM Slot # [DIMM_A1]

Displays the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) information of the DIMM module installed on the selected slot. Configuration options: [DIMM_A1] [DIMM_A2] [DIMM_B1] [DIMM_B2]

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2.10 Exit menu

The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal default values for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. You can access the EZ Mode from the Exit menu.

Load Optimized Defaults

This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation window appears.

Select Yes to load the default values.

Save Changes & Reset

Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit menu to ensure the values you selected are saved. When you select this option or if you press <F10>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to save changes and exit.

Discard Changes & Exit

This option allows you to exit the Setup program without saving your changes. When you select this option or if you press <Esc>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to discard changes and exit.

ASUS EZ Mode

This option allows you to enter the EZ Mode screen.

Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device

This option allows you to attempt to launch the EFI Shell application (shellx64.efi) from one of the available devices that have a filesystem.

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Appendices

Notices

Federal Communications Commission Statement

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

• This device may not cause harmful interference.

• This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

• 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.

IC: Canadian Compliance Statement

Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS

210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment regulations.

This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Cut appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.

Cet appareil est conforme aux normes CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada. Le fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes :

(1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interférences et

(2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil.

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Canadian Department of Communications Statement

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.

This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement

VCCI Class B Statement

This is a Class B product based on the standard of the VCCI Council. If this is used near a radio or television receiver in a domestic environment, it may cause radio interference. Install and use the equipment according to the instruction manual.

KC: Korea Warning Statement

REACH

Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of

Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at

ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.

DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.

DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal waste.

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ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services

ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for detailed recycling information in different regions.

Appendices

Google™ License Terms

Copyright© 2014 Google Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the “License”); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at: http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the

License is distributed on an “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF

ANY KIND, either express or implied.

See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the

License.

English AsusTek Inc. hereby declares that this device is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of CE Directives.

Please see the CE Declaration of Conformity for more details.

Français AsusTek Inc. déclare par la présente que cet appareil est conforme aux critères essentiels et autres clauses pertinentes des directives européennes. Veuillez consulter la déclaration de conformité CE pour plus d’informations.

Deutsch AsusTek Inc. erklärt hiermit, dass dieses Gerät mit den wesentlichen Anforderungen und anderen relevanten Bestimmungen der

CE-Richtlinien übereinstimmt. Weitere Einzelheiten entnehmen Sie bitte der

CE-Konformitätserklärung.

Italiano AsusTek Inc. con la presente dichiara che questo dispositivo

è conforme ai requisiti essenziali e alle altre disposizioni pertinenti alle direttive CE. Per maggiori informazioni fate riferimento alla dichiarazione di conformità CE.

Компания ASUS заявляет, что это устройство соответствует основным требованиям и другим соответствующим условиям европейских директив. Подробную информацию, пожалуйста, смотрите в декларации соответствия.

Български С настоящото AsusTek Inc. декларира, че това устройство е в съответствие със съществените изисквания и другите приложими постановления на директивите CE. Вижте CE декларацията за съвместимост за повече информация.

Hrvatski AsusTek Inc. ovim izjavljuje da je ovaj uređaj sukladan s bitnim zahtjevima i ostalim odgovarajućim odredbama CE direktiva. Više pojedinosti potražite u CE izjavi o sukladnosti.

Čeština Společnost AsusTek Inc. tímto prohlašuje, že toto zařízení splňuje základní požadavky a další příslušná ustanovení směrnic CE. Další podrobnosti viz Prohlášení o shodě CE.

Dansk AsusTek Inc. Erklærer hermed, at denne enhed er i overensstemmelse med hovedkravene and andre relevante bestemmelser i

CE-direktiverne. Du kan læse mere i CE-overensstemmelseserklæring.

Nederlands AsusTek Inc. verklaart hierbij dat dit apparaat compatibel is met de essentiële vereisten en andere relevante bepalingen van CErichtlijnen. Raadpleeg de CE-verklaring van conformiteit voor meer details.

Eesti Käesolevaga kinnitab AsusTek Inc., et see seade vastab CE direktiivide oluliste nõuetele ja teistele asjakohastele sätetele. Vt üksikasju CE vastavusdeklaratsioonist.

Suomi AsusTek Inc. vakuuttaa täten, että tämä laite on CE-direktiivien olennaisten vaatimusten ja muiden asiaan kuuluvien lisäysten mukainen.

Katso lisätietoja CE-vaatimustenmukaisuusvakuutuksesta.

Ελληνικά Με το παρόν, η AsusTek Inc. Δηλώνει ότι αυτή η συσκευή

συμμορφώνεται με τις θεμελιώδεις απαιτήσεις και άλλες σχετικές διατάξεις

των Οδηγιών της ΕΕ. Για περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες ανατρέξτε στην

Δήλωση Συμμόρφωσης ΕΕ.

Magyar Az AsusTek Inc. ezennel kijelenti, hogy a készülék megfelel a CE-irányelvek alapvető követelményeinek és ide vonatkozó egyéb rendelkezéseinek. További részletekért tekintse meg a CE-megfelelőségi nyilatkozatot.

Latviski Līdz ar šo AsusTek Inc. paziņo, ka šī ierīce atbilst būtiskajām prasībām un citiem saistošajiem nosacījumiem, kas norādīti CE direktīvā. Lai uzzinātu vairāk, skatiet CE Atbilstības deklarāciju.

Lietuvių Šiuo dokumentu bendrovė „AsusTek Inc.“ pareiškia, kad šis įrenginys atitinka pagrindinius CE direktyvų reikalavimus ir kitas susijusias nuostatas. Daugiau informacijos rasite CE atitikties deklaracijoje.

Norsk AsusTek Inc. erklærer herved at denne enheten er i samsvar med hovedsaklige krav og andre relevante forskrifter i CE-direktiver. Du finner mer informasjon i CE-samsvarserklæringen.

Polski Niniejszym AsusTek Inc. deklaruje, że to urządzenie jest zgodne z istotnymi wymaganiami oraz innymi powiązanymi zaleceniami Dyrektyw

CE. W celu uzyskania szczegółów, sprawdź Deklarację zgodności CE.

Português A AsusTek Inc. declara que este dispositivo está em conformidade com os requisitos essenciais e outras disposições relevantes das Diretivas da CE. Para mais detalhes, consulte a Declaração de

Conformidade CE.

Română Prin prezenta, AsusTek Inc. declară faptul că acest dispozitiv respectă cerinţele esenţiale şi alte prevederi relevante ale directivelor CE.

Pentru mai multe detalii, consultaţi declaraţia de conformitate CE.

Srpski AsusTek Inc. ovim izjavljuje da je ovaj uređaj u saglasnosti sa ključnim zahtevima i drugim relevantnim odredbama CE Direktiva. Molimo vas, pogledajte CE Deklaraciju o usklađenosti za više detalja.

Slovensky Spoločnosť AsusTek Inc. týmto prehlasuje, že toto zariadenie vyhovuje príslušným požiadavkám a ďalším súvisiacim ustanoveniam smerníc ES. Viac podrobností si pozrite v prehlásení o zhode ES.

Slovenščina AsusTek Inc. tukaj izjavlja, da je ta naprava skladna s temeljnimi zahtevami in drugimi relevantnimi določili direktiv CE. Za več informacij glejte Izjavo CE o skladnosti.

Español Por la presente, AsusTek Inc. declara que este dispositivo cumple los requisitos básicos y otras disposiciones relevantes de las directivas de la CE. Consulte la Declaración de conformidad de la CE para obtener más detalles.

Svenska AsusTek Inc. förklarar härmed att denna enhet är i

överensstämmelse med de grundläggande kraven och andra relevanta bestämmelser i CE-direktiven. Se CE-försäkran om överensstämmelse för mer information.

Українська AsusTek Inc. заявляє, що цей пристрій відповідає основним вимогам відповідних Директив ЄС. Будь ласка, див. більше подробиць у

Декларації відповідності нормам ЄС.

Türkçe AsusTek Inc., bu aygıtın temel gereksinimlerle ve CE Yönergelerinin diğer ilgili koşullarıyla uyumlu olduğunu beyan eder. Daha fazla ayrıntı için lütfen CE Uygunluk Beyanına bakın.

Bosanski AsusTek Inc. ovim potvrđuje da je ovaj uređaj usklađen s osnovnim zahtjevima i drugim relevantnim propisima Direktiva EK. Za više informacija molimo pogledajte Deklaraciju o usklađenosti EK.

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ASUS contact information

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.

Address

Telephone

Fax

E-mail

Web site

15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259

+886-2-2894-3447

+886-2-2890-7798 [email protected]

http://www.asus.com

Technical Support

Telephone

Fax

Online support

+86-21-3842-9911

+86-21-5866-8722 ext. 9101# http://support.asus.com/techserv/techserv.aspx

ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)

Address

Telephone

Fax

Web site

800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA

+1-510-739-3777

+1-510-608-4555 http://www.asus.com/us/

Technical Support

Support fax

General support

Online support

+1-812-284-0883

+1-812-282-2787 http://www.service.asus.com/

ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)

Address

Fax

Web site

Online contact

Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany

+49-2102-959931 http://www.asus.com/de http://eu-rma.asus.com/sales

Technical Support

Telephone

Support Fax

Online support

+49-2102-5789555

+49-2102-959911 http://www.asus.com/de/support/

Appendices

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