Motherboard
ROG STRIX
Z370-H
GAMING
E13354
First Edition
August 2017
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Contents
Safety information....................................................................................................... vi
About this guide......................................................................................................... vii
ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING specifications summary............................................ ix
Package contents...................................................................................................... xiii
Installation tools and components.......................................................................... xiv
Chapter 1:
1.1
Product Introduction
Motherboard overview................................................................................ 1-1
1.1.1
Before you proceed...................................................................... 1-1
1.1.2
Motherboard layout...................................................................... 1-2
1.1.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 1-4
1.1.4
System memory........................................................................... 1-5
1.1.5
Expansion slots............................................................................ 1-7
1.1.6Jumpers....................................................................................... 1-9
1.1.7
Onboard LEDs........................................................................... 1-11
1.1.8
Internal connectors.................................................................... 1-12
Chapter 2:
2.1
2.2
Basic Installation
Building your PC system............................................................................ 2-1
2.1.1
CPU installation........................................................................... 2-1
2.1.2
CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation................................ 2-3
2.1.3
Motherboard installation............................................................... 2-5
2.1.4
DIMM installation......................................................................... 2-7
2.1.5
ATX power connection................................................................. 2-8
2.1.6
SATA device connection.............................................................. 2-9
2.1.7
Front I/O connector.................................................................... 2-10
2.1.8
Expansion card installation........................................................ 2-11
2.1.9
M.2 installation........................................................................... 2-13
2.1.10
ASUS fan holder installation...................................................... 2-14
Motherboard rear and audio connections.............................................. 2-15
2.2.1
Rear I/O connection................................................................... 2-15
2.2.2
Audio I/O connections................................................................ 2-17
2.3
Starting up for the first time..................................................................... 2-19
2.4 Turning off the computer......................................................................... 2-19
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Chapter 3:
Knowing BIOS............................................................................................. 3-1
3.2
BIOS setup program................................................................................... 3-2
3.2.1
EZ Mode...................................................................................... 3-3
3.2.2
Advanced Mode........................................................................... 3-4
3.2.3
QFan Control............................................................................... 3-7
3.2.4
EZ Tuning Wizard........................................................................ 3-9
3.3
My Favorites.............................................................................................. 3-12
3.4
Main menu................................................................................................. 3-14
3.5
Ai Tweaker menu....................................................................................... 3-14
3.6
Advanced menu........................................................................................ 3-16
3.6.1
CPU Configuration..................................................................... 3-16
3.6.2
Platform Misc Configuration....................................................... 3-16
3.6.3
System Agent (SA) Configuration.............................................. 3-16
3.6.4
PCH Configuration..................................................................... 3-17
3.6.5
PCH Storage Configuration....................................................... 3-17
3.6.6
PCH-FW Configuration.............................................................. 3-18
3.6.7
Onboard Devices Configuration................................................. 3-18
3.6.8
APM Configuration..................................................................... 3-18
3.6.9
Network Stack Configuration..................................................... 3-19
3.6.10
HDD/SSD SMART Information.................................................. 3-19
3.6.11
USB Configuration..................................................................... 3-19
3.7
Monitor menu............................................................................................ 3-20
3.8
Boot menu................................................................................................. 3-20
3.9
Tool menu.................................................................................................. 3-22
3.9.1
ASUS EZ Flash 3 Utility............................................................. 3-22
3.9.2
Secure Erase............................................................................. 3-22
3.9.3
ASUS Overclocking Profile........................................................ 3-24
3.9.4
ASUS SPD Information.............................................................. 3-24
3.9.5
Graphics Card Information......................................................... 3-24
3.10
Exit menu................................................................................................... 3-25
3.11
Updating BIOS........................................................................................... 3-26
3.11.1
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BIOS Setup
3.1
EZ Update.................................................................................. 3-26
3.11.2
ASUS EZ Flash 3....................................................................... 3-27
3.11.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3........................................................... 3-29
Chapter 4:
4.1
RAID Support
RAID configurations................................................................................... 4-1
4.1.1
RAID definitions........................................................................... 4-1
4.1.2
Installing Serial ATA hard disks................................................... 4-2
4.1.3Intel® Rapid Storage Technology in UEFI BIOS........................... 4-2
4.1.4Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility................... 4-6
4.2
Creating a RAID driver disk..................................................................... 4-10
4.2.1
Creating a RAID driver disk in Windows® .................................. 4-10
Appendix
Notices..................................................................................................................... A-1
ASUS contact information....................................................................................... A-5
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Safety information
Electrical safety
•
To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet
before relocating the system.
•
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables
for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible,
disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.
•
Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all
power cables are unplugged.
•
Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices
could interrupt the grounding circuit.
•
Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not
sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power
company.
•
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
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•
Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals
that came with the package.
•
Before using the product, ensure all cables are correctly connected and the power
cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.
•
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors,
slots, sockets and circuitry.
•
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area
where it may become wet.
•
Place the product on a stable surface.
•
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
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:
1.
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it
supports. It includes description of the switches, jumpers, and connectors on the
motherboard.
2.
Chapter 2: Basic Installation
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when
installing system components.
3.
Chapter 3: BIOS Setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
4.
Chapter 4: RAID Support
This chapter describes the RAID configurations.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software
updates.
1.
ASUS website
The ASUS website (www.asus.com) provides updated information on ASUS hardware
and software products.
2.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers,
that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the
standard package.
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Conventions used in this guide
To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used
throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to
complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key>
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign
means that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or
Return key.
<Key1> + <Key2> + <Key3>
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If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+).
ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING specifications summary
LGA1151 Socket for 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
Supports 14nm CPU
CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0*
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.
**Refer to www.asus.com for Intel® CPU support list.
Chipset
Intel® Z370 Chipset
4 x DIMM, max. 64GB DDR4 4000(O.C.) / 3866(O.C.) / 3733(O.C.) /
3600(O.C.) / 3466(O.C.) / 3400(O.C.) / 3333(O.C.) / 3300(O.C.) /
3200(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2400(O.C.) /
2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)*
* The maximum memory frequency supported varies by processor.
**Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List).
2 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slots (supports x16, x8/x8, x8/x4+x4*)
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (max at x2 mode)
Expansion slots
3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 slot
* For 2 Intel® SSD on CPU support, install a Hyper M.2 X16 card (sold separately)
into the PCIeX8_2 slot, then enable this card under BIOS settings.
Integrated Graphics Processor - Intel® HD Graphics support
Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI-D ports
- Supports HDMI 1.4b with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24Hz
VGA
- Supports DVI-D with max. resolution 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
- Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D/Quick Sync Video/Clear Video HD Technology/
Insider™
Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB (for iGPU exclusively)
Multi-GPU
support
Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD® 2-Way CrossFireX™ Technology
Intel® Z370 Chipset with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and Intel Rapid Storage
Technology support
-1xM
.2_1 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage
devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)*
Storage
-1xM
.2_2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices
support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
- Intel® Optane Memory Ready**
* The M.2_1 socket shares bandwidth with SATA6G_1, SATA6G_2 ports when
using M.2 SATA mode device. Adjust BIOS settings to use SATA device.
**Before using Intel® Optane memory modules, ensure that you have updated your
motherboard drivers and BIOS to the latest version from ASUS support website.
LAN
Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN- Dual interconnect between the integrated Media
Access Controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)
Anti-surge LANGuard
ROG GameFirst Technology
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ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING specifications summary
ROG SupremeFX S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports up to 32-Bit/192kHz playback*
- Impedance sense for front and rear headphone outputs
- High quality 120dB SNR stereo playback output and 113dB SNR recording
input
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
Audio
- Dual Headphone Amplifiers
- Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, and Front Panel Jack-retasking
- Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel
Audio Features:
- Sonic Radar III
- Sonic Studio III
* Due to limitations in HDA bandwidth, 32-Bit/192kHz is not supported for
8-Channel audio Intel® Z370 Chipset
USB
- 8 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (4 ports at back panel [blue], 4 ports at midboard)
- 6 x USB 2.0 ports (2 ports at back panel [black], 4 ports at mid-board)
ASMedia® USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller
- 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (2 x Type-A [red] ports at back panel)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectors support additional 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 4 x USB 2.0 ports
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x 4-Pin CPU_FAN connector
1 x 4-Pin CPU_OPT fan connector
1 x 4-Pin AIO_PUMP connector
2 x 4-Pin CHA_FAN connectors
1 x 24-pin EATX power connector
Internal I/O
connectors
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V power connector
1 x M.2_1 Socket 3 for M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices
support (both SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2_2 Socket 3 for M Key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support
(PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x System panel connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
1 x TPM connector
1 x COM connector
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x CPU_OV jumper
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ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING specifications summary
2 x USB 2.0 ports [black]
1 x HDMI port
1 x DVI port
Rear Panel I/O
Ports
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports Type-A [red]
4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports [blue]
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
1 x Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port
5 x Audio jacks
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
ROG RAMCache II
ROG GameFirst IV*
ROG Exclusive
Features
ROG CPU-Z
ROG Overwolf
ROG Clonedrive
* ROG GameFirst IV is only available for Windows® 10/8.1 64-bit.
Performance Optimization
5-Way Optimization
- Whole system optimization with a single click! Perfectly consolidates
better CPU performance, power saving, digital power control, system
cooling and app usages.
EPU
- EPU
Fan Xpert 4 Core
- Advanced fan and liquid controls for ultimate cooling and quietness
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
ASUS Q-Design
ASUS Special
Features
- Q-Shield
- Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- Q-Slot
- Q-DIMM
Gamer’s Guardian
- SafeSlot
- DIGI+ VRM
- DRAM Overcurrent Protection
- ESD Guards on VGA, LAN, Audio, KBMS and USB 3.1 Gen 1/2.0 ports
- Highly Durable Components
- Stainless Steel Back I/O
ASUS Exclusive Features
- AI Suite 3
- AI Charger
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ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING specifications summary
BIOS Features
128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0,
ACPI 6.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3, F11
EZ Tuning Wizard, F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Last Modified log,
F12 PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory
information
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE
Drivers
ROG GameFirst IV*
ROG RAMCache II
ROG Clone Drive
Support DVD
contents
ROG CPU-Z
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ASUS WebStorage
ASUS Utilities
* ROG GameFirst IV is only available for Windows® 10/8.1 64-bit.
Operating
system support
Windows® 10 64-bit
Form factor
ATX Form Factor, 12”x 9.6” (30.5cm x 24.4cm)
Specifications are subject to change without notice. Please refer to the ASUS website for
the latest specifications.
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Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
1 x ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING motherboard
1 x 2-in-1 SATA 6Gb/s cables
Cables
1 x SLI™ HB BRIDGE (2-WAY-M)
1 x I/O shield
1 x CPU Installation tool
Accessories
1 x ROG cable label set
1 x ROG Strix sticker
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x ASUS fan holder
Application drive
1 x ROG motherboard support DVD
Documentation
1 x User guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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Installation tools and components
Intel® 1151 CPU
Intel® 1151 compatible CPU Fan
PC chassis
SATA hard disk drive
Phillips (cross) screwdriver
1 bag of screws
DIMM
Power supply unit
SATA optical disc drive (optional)
Graphics card
The tools and components listed above are not included in the motherboard package.
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Product Introduction
Product Introduction
1.1
Motherboard overview
1.1.1
Before you proceed
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Chapter 1
Chapter 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.
ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING
1-1
1.1.2
Motherboard layout
Chapter 1
Refer to 1.1.8 Internal connectors and 2.2.1 Rear I/O connection for more information
about rear panel connectors and internal connectors.
1-2
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
Layout contents
ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING
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1-4
Chapter 1
Connectors/Jumpers/Buttons and switches/Slots
1. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR; 8-pin EATX12V)
2. LGA1151 CPU socket
3. CPU, CPU optional, AiO pump, and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN; 4-pin CPU_OPT; 4-pin AIO_PUMP; 4-pin CHA_FAN1-2)
4. CPU Over Voltage jumper (3-pin CPU_OV)
5. DDR4 DIMM slots
6. USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectors (20-1 pin U31G1_78, U31G1_56)
7. M.2 sockets (M.2_1; M.2_2)
8. Intel® Serial ATA 6 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_12, SATA6G_34,
SATA6G_56
9. System panel connector (20-3 pin PANEL)
10. Clear RTC RAM jumper (2-pin CLRTC)
11. USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB910, USB1112)
12. TPM connector (14-1 pin TPM)
13. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM)
14. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
1-16
1-10
1-5
1-14
1-19
1-12
1-18
1-9
1-15
1-14
1-13
1-13
1-3
1.1.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA1151 socket designed for the 8th
Generation Intel® Core™ processor.
Chapter 1
1-4
•
Ensure that all power cables are unplugged 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. ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/
transit-related.
•
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
LGA1151 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.
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.1.4
System memory
Chapter 1
The motherboard comes with four (4) DDR4 (Double Data Rate 4) Dual Inline Memory
Modules (DIMM) slots.
A DDR4 module is notched differently from a DDR, DDR2, or DDR3 module. DO NOT
install a DDR, DDR2, or DDR3 memory module to the DDR4 slot.
Recommended memory configurations
ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING
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Memory configurations
You may install 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB and 16 GB unbuffered and non‑ECC DDR4 DIMMs
into the DIMM sockets.
Chapter 1
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.
1-6
•
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.
•
For system stability, use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a full
memory load (4 DIMMs) or overclocking condition.
•
Memory modules with memory frequency higher than 2133MHz and their
corresponding timing or the loaded XMP profile is not the JEDEC memory standard.
The stability and compatibility of the memory modules depend on the CPU’s
capabilities and other installed devices.
•
Always install the DIMMS with the same CAS Latency. For an optimum compatibility,
we recommend that you install memory modules of the same version or data code
(D/C) from the same vendor. Check with the vendor to get the correct memory
modules.
•
ASUS exclusively provides hyper DIMM support function.
•
Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Load
the X.M.P. or D.O.C.P. settings in the BIOS for the hyper DIMM support.
•
Visit the ASUS website for the latest QVL.
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.1.5
Expansion slots
Chapter 1
Unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do so may
cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
Slot No.
Slot Description
1
PCIE x1_1 slot
2
PCIE x16/x8_1 slot
3
PCIE x1_2 slot
4
PCIE x8_2 slot
5
PCIE x1_3 slot
6
PCIE x2_3 slot
ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING
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PCI Express 3.0 operating mode
VGA configuration
Chapter 1
Single VGA/PCIe card
Dual VGA/PCIe card
PCIe_x16/x8_1
PCIe_x8_2
x16 (single VGA
recommended)
N/A
x8
x8
•
We recommend that you provide sufficient power when running CrossFireX™ or SLI™
mode.
•
Connect a chassis fan to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN1-2 when
using multiple graphics cards for better thermal environment.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
PCIe_x1_1
PCIe_x16/x8_1
PCIe_x1_2
PCIe_x1_3
PCIe_x8_2
PCIe_x2_3
XHCI Controller
SATA Controller
High Definition Audio
SMBUS Controller
Intel LAN I219V
ASMedia 2142_1
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.1.6Jumpers
1.
Clear RTC RAM jumper (2-pin CLRTC)
Chapter 1
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.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1.
Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2.
Short-circuit pin 1-2 with a metal object or jumper cap for about 5-10 seconds.
3.
Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
4.
Hold down the <Delete> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to re-enter
data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default
position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
•
If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and move the jumper
again to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After the CMOS clearance, reinstall the
battery.
•
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking. For
system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall) feature.
Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS can automatically reset parameter
settings to default values.
•
Due to the chipset behavior, AC power off is required to enable C.P.R. function. You
must turn off and on the power supply or unplug and plug the power cord before
rebooting the system.
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CPU Over Voltage jumper (3-pin CPU_OV)
Chapter 1
The CPU Over Voltage jumper allows you to set a higher CPU voltage for a flexible
overclocking system, depending on the type of the installed CPU. To gain more CPU
voltage setting, insert the jumper to pins 2-3. To go back to its default CPU voltage
setting, insert the jumper to pins 1-2.
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1.1.7
1.
Onboard LEDs
Q LEDs (BOOT, VGA, DRAM, CPU)
Chapter 1
Q LEDs check key components (CPU, DRAM, VGA card, and booting devices) in
sequence during motherboard booting process. If an error is found, the corresponding LED remains lit until the problem is solved. This user-friendly design provides an
intuitive way to locate the root problem within seconds.
The Q LEDs provide the most probable cause of an error code as a starting point for
troubleshooting. The actual cause may vary from case to case.
2.
Standby Power LED
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED. The LED lights up to indicate that
the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode. This is a reminder that you should
shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing or plugging in any
motherboard component. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard LED.
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1.1.8
Internal connectors
1.Intel® Serial ATA 6 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_12, SATA6G_34,
SATA6G_56)
Chapter 1
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 6 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 6 Gb/s
signal cables.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
configuration with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology through the onboard Intel®
Z370 chipset.
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•
These connectors are set to [AHCI] by default. If you intend to create a Serial ATA
RAID set using these connectors, set the SATA Mode item in the BIOS to [Intel RST
Premium With Intel Optane System Acceleration (RAID)].
•
Before creating a RAID set, refer to the manual bundled in the motherboard support
DVD.
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
2.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
Chapter 1
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports HD
Audio. Connect one end of the front panel audio I/O module cable to this connector.
We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability.
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.
The COM module is purchased separately.
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4.
TPM connector (14-1 pin TPM)
This connector supports a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which securely
stores keys, digital certificates, passwords and data. A TPM system also helps
enhance network security, protect digital identities, and ensures platform integrity.
Chapter 1
The TPM module is purchased separately.
5.
USB 3.1 Gen 1 connectors (20-1 pin U31G13_78, U31G1_56)
These connectors allow you to connect a USB 3.1 Gen 1 module for additional USB
3.1 Gen 1 front or rear panel ports. With an installed USB 3.1 Gen 1 module, you can
enjoy all the benefits of USB 3.1 Gen 1 including faster data transfer speeds of up to
5Gb/s, faster charging time for USB-chargeable devices, optimized power efficiency,
and backward compatibility with USB 2.0.
The USB 3.1 Gen 1 module is purchased separately.
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6.
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB910, USB1112)
Chapter 1
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to these
connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
This USB connector complies with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to 480 Mb/s
connection speed.
DO NOT 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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7.CPU, CPU optional, AiO, and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN; 4-pin
CPU_OPT; 4-pin AIO_PUMP; 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.
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•
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!
•
Ensure that the CPU fan cable is securely installed to the CPU fan connector.
•
The CPU_FAN connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12 W) fan power.
•
Connect the fan of your water cooling kit to the AIO_PUMP connector.
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
8.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR; 8-pin EATX12V)
Chapter 1
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs are
designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper orientation and
push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
•
For a fully configured system, we recommend that you use a power supply unit
(PSU) that complies with ATX 12 V Specification 2.0 (or later version) and provides a
minimum power of 350 W.
•
DO NOT forget to connect the 8-pin EATX12V power plug. Otherwise, the system will
not boot.
•
We recommend that you use a PSU with a higher power output when configuring a
system with more power-consuming devices. The system may become unstable or
may not boot up if the power is inadequate.
•
If you want to use two or more high-end PCI Express x16 cards, use a PSU with
1000W power or above to ensure the system stability.
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9.
System panel connector (20-3 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
Chapter 1
•
System power LED (2-pin or 3-1 pin PLED)
The 2-pin or 3-1 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.
•
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker
allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button turns the
system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending on the operating
system settings. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds while the
system is ON turns the system OFF.
•
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without
turning off the system power.
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10. M.2 sockets (M.2_1; M.2_2)
Chapter 1
These sockets allow you to install M.2 SSD modules.
•
M.2_1 socket supports PCIe 3.0 x4 and SATA mode M Key design and type 2242 /
2260 / 2280 / 22110 PCIe and SATA storage devices.
•
M.2_2 socket supports PCIe 3.0 x4 M Key design and type 2242 / 2260 / 2280 PCIe
storage devices.
•
These sockets support IRST (Intel® Rapid Storage Technology).
The M.2 SSD module is purchased separately.
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Chapter 2:
2
Basic Installation
Basic Installation
2.1
Building your PC system
The diagrams in this section are for reference only. The motherboard layout may vary with
models, but the installation steps are the same for all models.
2.1.1
CPU installation
Chapter 2
Ensure that you install the correct CPU designed for LGA1151 socket only. DO NOT install
a CPU designed for LGA1155 and LGA1156 sockets on the LGA1151 socket.
Top of CPU
Bottom of CPU
Bottom of CPU
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•
The CPU Installation Tool is only compatible on ASUS motherboards with a Intel®
LGA1151 socket.
•
Ensure that the CPU is firmly clicked into place before installing it onto the CPU socket
on the motherboard.
•
Use the CPU Installation Tool for installing the CPU only. DO NOT damage or bend
the CPU Installation Tool.
•
Always firmly hold both sides of the CPU Installation Tool when installing, removing, or
picking up the CPU Installation Tool.
•
Ensure to use a soft stable surface when installing the CPU to the CPU Installation
Tool to prevent CPU damage.
•
ASUS will not cover damages resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal,
incorrect CPU orientation/placement, or other damages resulting from negligence by
the user.
Chapter 2: Basic Installation
2.1.2
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.
Chapter 2
To install the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
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To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
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Motherboard installation
1.
Install the ASUS Q-Shield to the chassis rear I/O panel.
2.
Place the motherboard into the chassis, ensuring that its rear I/O ports are aligned to
the chassis’ rear I/O panel.
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3.
Place nine (9) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to
the chassis.
Chapter 2
DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
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DIMM installation
Chapter 2
2.1.4
To remove a DIMM
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2.1.5
ATX power connection
Chapter 2
Ensure to connect the 8-pin power plug.
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2.1.6
SATA device connection
Chapter 2
OR
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Front I/O connector
To install front panel connector
To install front panel audio connector
AAFP
Chapter 2
To install USB 3.1 Gen 1 connector
To install USB 2.0 connector
USB 3.1 Gen 1
USB 2.0
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2.1.8
Expansion card installation
Chapter 2
To install PCIe x16 cards
To install PCIe x1 cards
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To install HYPER M.2 x4 card
Chapter 2
The SSD card is purchased separately.
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M.2 installation
Chapter 2
2.1.9
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2.1.10
ASUS fan holder installation
To install the ASUS fan holder and fan
Chapter 2
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for additional fan(s).
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•
You may install 12V (1A, 12W), 40mm x 40mm fans or 50mm x 50mm fans.
•
Ensure to the use the bundled screws that came with your fans.
•
Fans are purchased separately.
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Motherboard rear and audio connections
2.2.1
Rear I/O connection
Chapter 2
2.2
Rear panel connectors
1.
USB 2.0 ports 1314
6.
HDMI 1.4b
2.
DVI-D port
7.
USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports 12
3.
USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port E12
8.
USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports 34
4.
PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
9.
Optical S/PDIF Out port
5.
Intel LAN port (LAN1)*
10.
Audio I/O ports**
®
* and ** : Refer to the tables on the next page for LAN port LEDs and audio port definitions.
•
The plugged USB 3.1 Gen 1 device may run on xHCI mode or EHCI mode, depending
on the operating system’s setting.
•
USB 3.1 Gen 1 devices can only be used as data storage only.
•
We strongly recommend that you connect your devices to ports with matching data
transfer rate. Please connect your USB 3.1 Gen 1 devices to USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports and
your USB 3.1 Gen 2 devices to USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports for faster and better performance
for your devices.
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* LAN ports LED indications
Activity Link LED
Speed LED
Status
Description
Status Description
Off
No link
Off
Orange
Linked
Orange 100 Mbps connection
Orange (Blinking) Data activity
Orange (Blinking
then steady)
Green
10 Mbps connection
ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED
LED
1 Gbps connection
Ready to wake up
from S5 mode
LAN port
You can disable the LAN controllers in BIOS. Due to hardware design, the LAN1 port’s
LEDs may continue to blink even when disabled.
Chapter 2
** Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Light Blue
Lime
Pink
Orange
Black
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Headset
2-channel
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
–
–
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
–
Rear Speaker Out
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
Side speaker
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
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2.2.2
Audio I/O connections
Audio I/O ports
Chapter 2
Connect to Headphone and Mic
Connect to Stereo Speakers
Connect to 2 channel Speakers
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Connect to 4 channel Speakers
Connect to 6 channel Speakers
Chapter 2
Connect to 8 channel Speakers
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Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
2.
Ensure that all switches are off.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system chassis.
4.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge protector.
5.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
a.
Monitor
b.
External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c.
System power
6.
After applying power, the system power LED on the system front panel case lights up.
For systems with ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up when you press the
ATX power button. If your monitor complies with the “green” standards or if it has a
“power standby” feature, the monitor LED may light up or change from orange to green
after the system LED turns on.
The system then runs the power-on self tests (POST). While the tests are running, the
BIOS beeps (refer to the BIOS beep codes table) or additional messages appear on
the screen. If you do not see anything within 30 seconds from the time you turned on
the power, the system may have failed a power-on test. Check the jumper settings and
connections or call your retailer for assistance.
BIOS Beep
Description
One short beep
VGA detected
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Quick boot set to disabled
No keyboard detected
One continuous beep followed by two
short beeps then a pause (repeated)
No memory detected
One continuous beep followed by three
short beeps
No VGA detected
One continuous beep followed by four
short beeps
Hardware component failure
7.
At power on, hold down the <Delete> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 3.
2.4 Turning off the computer
While the system is ON, press the power button for less than four seconds to put the system
on sleep mode or soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting. Press the power switch
for more than four seconds to let the system enter the soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS
setting.
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Chapter 3:
BIOS Setup
BIOS Setup
3.1
Knowing BIOS
3
The new ASUS UEFI BIOS is a Unified Extensible Interface that complies with UEFI
architecture, offering a user-friendly interface that goes beyond the traditional keyboardonly BIOS controls to enable a more flexible and convenient mouse input. You can easily
navigate the new UEFI BIOS with the same smoothness as your operating system. The
term “BIOS” in this user manual refers to “UEFI BIOS” unless otherwise specified.
BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) stores system hardware settings such as storage
device configuration, overclocking settings, advanced power management, and boot
device configuration that are needed for system startup in the motherboard CMOS. In
normal circumstances, the default BIOS settings apply to most conditions to ensure
optimal performance. DO NOT change the default BIOS settings except in the following
circumstances:
•
An error message appears on the screen during the system bootup and requests you to
run the BIOS Setup.
•
You have installed a new system component that requires further BIOS settings or
update.
Chapter 3
Inappropriate BIOS settings may result to instability or boot failure. We strongly
recommend that you change the BIOS settings only with the help of a trained service
personnel.
When downloading or updating the BIOS file, rename it as Z370SH.CAP for this
motherboard.
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BIOS setup program
Use the BIOS Setup to update the BIOS or configure its parameters. The BIOS screen
include navigation keys and brief onscreen help to guide you in using the BIOS Setup
program.
Entering BIOS at startup
To enter BIOS Setup at startup, press <Delete> or <F2> during the Power-On Self Test
(POST). If you do not press <Delete> or <F2>, POST continues with its routines.
Entering BIOS Setup after POST
To enter BIOS Setup after POST:
•
Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Delete> simultaneously.
•
Press the reset button on the system chassis.
•
Press the power button to turn the system off then back on. Do this option only if you
failed to enter BIOS Setup using the first two options.
After doing either of the three options, press <Delete> key to enter BIOS.
Chapter 3
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and
may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Ensure that a USB mouse is connected to your motherboard if you want to use the
mouse to control the BIOS setup program.
•
If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS setting, load the default
settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Optimized
Defaults item under the Exit menu or press hotkey <F5>. See section 3.10 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 1.1.6 Jumpers for information
on how to erase the RTC RAM via the Clear CMOS jumper.
•
The BIOS setup program does not support Bluetooth devices.
Please visit ASUS website for the detailed BIOS content manual.
BIOS menu screen
The BIOS Setup program can be used under two modes: EZ Mode and Advanced Mode.
You can change modes from Setup Mode in Boot menu or by pressing the <F7> hotkey.
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3.2.1
EZ Mode
By default, the EZ Mode screen appears when you enter the BIOS setup program. The EZ
Mode provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to select
the display language, system performance, mode and boot device priority. To access the
Advanced Mode, select Advanced Mode or press the <F7> hotkey 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 Boot menu for details.
Displays the system properties of the selected mode.
Click < or > to switch EZ System Tuning modes
Selects the display language
of the BIOS setup program
Creates storage RAID and
configures system overclocking
Chapter 3
Displays the CPU/motherboard temperature,
CPU voltage output, CPU/chassis/power fan
speed, and SATA information
Enables or disables the SATA RAID mode
for Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Displays the CPU Fan’s speed. Click
the button to manually tune the fans
Loads optimized
default settings
Saves the changes
and resets the system
Click to go to Advanced mode
Search on the FAQ
Click to display boot devices
Selects the boot device priority
The boot device options vary depending on the devices you 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 switch from EZ Mode to Advanced Mode, click Advanced Mode(F7) or press the <F7>
hotkey.
Configuration fields
Pop-up Menu
Menu bar
Language
MyFavorite(F3)
Hot Keys
Scroll bar
Qfan Control(F6) EZ Tuning Wizard(F11)
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Menu items
General help
Last modified settings
Go back to EZ Mode
Search on the FAQ
Displays a quick overview
of the system status
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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
For changing the system boot configuration
Tool
For configuring options for special functions
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
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 (My Favorites, Ai Tweaker, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on the
menu bar have their respective menu items.
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>.
Language
Chapter 3
This button above the menu bar contains the languages that you can select for your BIOS.
Click this button to select the language that you want to display in your BIOS screen.
My Favorites(F3)
This button above the menu bar shows all BIOS items in a Tree Map setup. Select frequentlyused BIOS settings and save it to MyFavorites menu.
Refer to section 3.3 My Favorites for more information.
Q-Fan Control(F6)
This button above the menu bar displays the current settings of your fans. Use this button to
manually tweak the fans to your desired settings.
Refer to section 3.2.3 QFan Control for more information.
EZ Tuning Wizard(F11)
This button above the menu bar allows you to view and tweak the overclocking settings of
your system. It also allows you to change the motherboard’s SATA mode from AHCI to RAID
mode.
Refer to section 3.2.4 EZ Tuning Wizard for more information.
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Search on FAQ
Move your mouse over this button to show a QR code, scan this QR code on your mobile
device to connect to the BIOS FAQ web page of the ASUS support website. You can also
scan the following QR code:
Hot keys
This button above the menu bar contains the navigation keys for the BIOS setup program.
Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.
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.
General help
At the bottom of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item. Use <F12> key
to capture the BIOS screen and save it to the removable storage device.
Configuration fields
Chapter 3
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.
Last Modified button
This button shows the items that you last modified and saved in BIOS Setup.
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3.2.3
QFan Control
The QFan Control allows you to set a fan profile or manually configure the operating speed of
your CPU and chassis fans.
Click to select a fan to be
configured
Click to activate DC Mode
Click to apply the fan setting
Click to undo the
changes
Click to go back to main menu
Chapter 3
Select a profile to
apply to your fans
Click to activate
PWM Mode
Select to manually configure
your fans
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Configuring fans manually
Select Manual from the list of profiles to manually configure your fans’ operating speed.
Speed points
Select to manually
configure your fans
To configure your fans:
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1.
Select the fan that you want to configure and to view its current status.
2.
Click and drag the speed points to adjust the fans’ operating speed.
3.
Click Apply to save the changes then click Exit (ESC).
Chapter 3: BIOS Setup
3.2.4
EZ Tuning Wizard
EZ Tuning Wizard allows you to easily overclock your CPU and DRAM, computer usage, and
CPU fan to their best settings. You can also set RAID in your system using this feature.
OC setup
RAID setup
OC Tuning
To start OC Tuning:
1.
Press <F11> on your keyboard or click
EZ Tuning Wizard screen.
2.
Click OC then click Next.
3.
Select a PC scenario Daily Computing or Gaming/Media Editing, then click Next.
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4.
Select a Main Cooling System BOX cooler, Tower cooler, Water cooler, or I’m not
sure, then click Next.
5.
After selecting the Main Cooling System, click Next then click Yes to start the OC
Tuning.
Creating RAID
To create RAID:
1.
Press <F11> on your keyboard or click
EZ Tuning Wizard screen.
2.
Click RAID then click Next.
3.
from the BIOS screen to open
•
Ensure that your HDDs have no existing RAID volumes.
•
Ensure to connect your HDDs to Intel® SATA connectors.
Select the port that you want to set to [RAID] mode, PCIE or SATA, then click Next.
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Select the type of storage for your RAID, Easy Backup or Super Speed, then click
Next.
a.
For Easy Backup, click Next then select from Easy Backup (RAID1) or Easy
Backup (RAID10).
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4.
You can only select Easy Backup (RAID 10) if you connect four (4) HDDs.
b.
For Super Speed, click Next then select from Super Speed (RAID0) or Super
Speed (RAID5).
5.
After selecting the type of RAID, click Next then click Yes to continue the RAID setup.
6.
After the RAID setup is done, click Yes to exit the setup then click OK to reset your
system.
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3.3
My Favorites
My Favorites is your personal space where you can easily save and access your favorite
BIOS items.
Chapter 3
My Favorites comes with several performance, power saving, and fast boot related items by
default. You can personalize this screen by adding or removing items.
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Adding items to My Favorites
To add BIOS items:
from the BIOS screen to open
1.
Press <F3> on your keyboard or click
Setup Tree Map screen.
2.
On the Setup Tree Map screen, select the BIOS items that you want to save in My
Favorites screen.
Main menu panel
Selected shortcut
items
Submenu panel
Delete all favorite
items
Recover to default
favorite items
3.
Select an item from main menu panel, then click the submenu that you want to save as
or press <Enter> on your keyboard.
favorite from the submenu panel and click
•
Items with submenu options
•
User-managed items such as language and boot order
•
Configuration items such as Memory SPD Information, system time and date.
4.
Click Exit (ESC) or press <Esc> key to close Setup Tree Map screen.
5.
Go to My Favorites menu to view the saved BIOS items.
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3.4
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.
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
3.5
•
If you have forgotten your BIOS password, erase the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC)
RAM to clear the BIOS password. See section 1.1.6 Jumpers for information on how
to erase the RTC RAM via the Clear CMOS jumper.
•
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].
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.
Ai Overclock Tuner
Chapter 3
Allows you to select the CPU overclocking options to achieve the desired CPU internal
frequency.
[Auto]
Loads the optimal settings for the system.
[Manual]
Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
[X.M.P.]
If you install memory modules supporting the eXtreme Memory Profile
(X.M.P.) Technology, choose this item to set the profiles supported by your
memory modules for optimizing the system performance.
The [X.M.P.] configuration option appears only when you install memory modules
supporting the eXtreme Memory Profile(X.M.P.) Technology.
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The following item appears only when you set the Ai Overclocking Tuner to [Manual].
BCLK Frequency
This item allows you to set the BCLK (base clock) frequency to enhance the system
performance. Use the <+> or <-> to adjust the value. The values range from 40.0 MHz
to 650.0 MHz.
We recommend you to set the value based on the CPU specification, as high BCLK
frequencies may damage the CPU permanently.
ASUS MultiCore Enhancement
[Auto]
This item allows you to maximize the oveclocking performance optimized
by ASUS core ratio settings.
[Disabled]
This item allows you to set to default core ratio settings.
CPU Core Ratio
This item allows you to set the CPU core ratios.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Sync All Cores] [Per Core]
DRAM Frequency
This item 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: [Auto] [DDR4-800MHz] - [DDR4-8533MHz]
Internal CPU Power Management
Chapter 3
The subitems in this menu allow you to set the CPU ratio and features.
Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm)
Allows the operating system to dynamically adjust the processor voltage and cores
frequency to decrease the average power consumption and decrease average heat
production.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Turbo Mode
Allows you to enable your processor cores to run faster than the base operating
frequency when it is below power, current and specification limit.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system
devices.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values
can cause the system to malfunction.
3.6.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically
detects.
The items in this menu may vary based on the CPU installed.
Hyper-threading
This item allows a hyper-threading processor to appear as two logical processors, allowing
the operating system to schedule two threads or processors simultaneously.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU - Power Management Control
This item allows you to manage and configure the CPU’s power.
Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm)
This item allows more than two frequency to be supported.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Turbo Mode
Chapter 3
This item allows you to automatically set the CPU cores to run faster than the base
operating frequency when it is below the operating power, current and temperature
specification limit.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU C states
This item allows you to set the power saving of the CPU states.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
3.6.2
Platform Misc Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the ASPM for PCH and SA PCI Express.
3.6.3
System Agent (SA) Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to adjust the Link Speed for PEG Port and Multi-Monitor.
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3.6.4
PCH Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to adjust the PCH PCI Express speed.
PCI Express Configuration
This item allows you to configure the PCI Express slots.
PCIe Speed
This item allows your system to automatically select the PCI Express port speed.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1] [Gen2] [Gen3]
3.6.5
PCH Storage Configuration
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. The
SATA Port items show Not Present if no SATA device is installed to the corresponding SATA
port.
SATA Controller(s)
This item allows you to enable or disable the SATA Device.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
The following items appear only when you set the SATA Controller(s) to [Enabled].
SATA Mode Selection
[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.
[Intel RST Premium With
Intel Optane System
Acceleration(RAID)]
Set to [Intel RST Premium With Intel Optane System
Acceleration(RAID)] when you want to create a RAID
configuration from the SATA hard disk drives.
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This item allows you to set the SATA configuration.
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitoring system that
shows a warning message during POST (Power-on Self Test) when an error occurs in the
hard disks.
Configuration options: [On] [Off]
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SATA6G_1(Charcoal Black) - SATA6G_6(Charcoal Black)
SATA6G_1(Charcoal Black) - SATA6G_6(Charcoal Black)
This item allows you to enable or disable the selected SATA port.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hot Plug
These items appears only when the SATA Mode Selection is set to [AHCI] and allows
you to enable or disable SATA Hot Plug Support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
3.6.6
PCH-FW Configuration
This item allows you to configure the firmware TPM.
3.6.7
Onboard Devices Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to switch between PCIe Lanes and configure onboard
devices.
HD Audio Controller
This item allows you to use the Azalia High Definition Audio Controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
M.2_1 Configuration: [Auto][SATA mode][PCIE mode]
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[Auto]
Auto-detects the M.2 device mode. If a SATA device is detected,
SATA6G_1 will be disabled.
[SATA mode]
Only supports M.2 SATA devices. Please note that SATA6G_1 port cannot
be used in this mode.
[PCIE mode]
Only supports M.2 PCIE devices.
Asmedia Back USB 3.1 Controller
This item allows you to enable or disable Asmedia USB 3.1.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel LAN Controller
This item allows you to enable or disable the Intel LAN controllers.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
3.6.8
APM Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set system wake and sleep settings.
ErP Ready
This item allows you to switch off some power at S4+S5 or S5 to get the system ready for
ErP requirement. When set to [Enabled], all other PME options are switched off.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enable(S4+S5)] [Enable(S5)]
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3.6.9
Network Stack Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to configure Ipv4 / Ipv6 PXE support.
3.6.10
HDD/SSD SMART Information
The items in this menu display the SMART information of the connected devices.
NVM Express devices do not support SMART information.
3.6.11
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the USB-related features.
The Mass Storage Devices item shows the auto-detected values. If no USB device is
detected, the item shows None.
USB Single Port Control
This item allows you to enable or disable the individual USB ports.
Chapter 3
Refer to section 1.1.2 Motherboard layout for the location of the USB ports.
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3.7
Monitor menu
The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change
the fan settings.
Qfan Configuration
Qfan Tuning
Click this item to automatically detect the lowest speed and configure the minimum
duty cycle for each fan.
AIO PUMP Control
[Disabled]
Disable the Water Pump control feature.
[Auto]
Detects the type of water pump installed and automatically switches
the control modes.
[DC mode]
Enable the Water Pump control in DC mode for 3-pin chassis fan.
[PWM mode]
Enable the Water Pump control in PWM mode for 4-pin chassis fan.
3.8
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.
Fast Boot
[Disabled]
Allows your system to go back to its normal boot speed.
[Enabled]
Allows your system to accelerate the boot speed.
The following items appear only when you set the Fast Boot to [Enabled].
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Next Boot after AC Power Loss
[Normal Boot] Returns to normal boot on the next boot after an AC power loss.
[Fast Boot]
Accelerates the boot speed on the next boot after an AC power loss.
Boot Configuration
Setup Mode
[Advanced Mode]This item allows you to go to Advanced Mode of the BIOS after
POST.
[EZ Mode]
This item allows you to go to EZ Mode of the BIOS after POST.
CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
This item 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
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[Auto]
The system automatically detects the bootable devices and the addon devices.
[Enabled]
For better compatibility, enable the CSM to fully support the non-UEFI
driver add-on devices or the Windows® UEFI mode.
[Disabled]
Disable the CSM to fully support the non-UEFI driver add-on devices
or the Windows® UEFI mode.
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The following items appear only when you set the Launch CSM to [Enabled].
Boot Devices Control
This item allows you to select the type of devices that you want to boot.
Configuration options: [UEFI and Legacy OPROM] [Legacy OPROM only]
[UEFI only]
Boot from Network Devices
This item allows you to select the type of network devices that you want to
launch.
Configuration options: [Ignore] [Legacy only] [UEFI driver first]
Boot from Storage Devices
This item allows you to select the type of storage devices that you want to
launch.
Configuration options: [Ignore] [Legacy only] [UEFI driver first]
Boot from PCI-E/PCI Expansion Devices
This item allows you to select the type of PCI-E/PCI expansion devices that
you want to launch.
Configuration options: [Legacy only] [UEFI driver first]
Secure Boot
This item allows you to configure the Windows® Secure Boot settings and manage its keys to
protect the system from unauthorized access and malwares during POST.
Boot Option Priorities
•
To access Windows® OS in Safe Mode, press <F8> after POST (Windows® 8 not
supported).
•
To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when the ASUS Logo
appears.
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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.
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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3.9
Tool menu
The Tool menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display the submenu.
Setup Animator
This item allows you to enable or disable the Setup animator.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
3.9.1
ASUS EZ Flash 3 Utility
This item allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 3. When you press <Enter>, a confirmation
message appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No], then press
<Enter> to confirm your choice.
For more details, refer to section 3.11.2 ASUS EZ Flash 3.
3.9.2
Secure Erase
SSD speeds may lower over time as with any storage medium due to data processing.
Secure Erase completely and safely cleans your SSD, restoring it to factory performance
levels.
Secure Erase is only available in AHCI mode. Ensure to set the SATA mode to AHCI. Click
Advanced > PCH Storage Configuration > SATA Mode Selection > AHCI.
To launch Secure Erase, click Tool > Secure Erase on the Advanced mode menu.
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Check the ASUS support site for a full list of SSDs tested with Secure Erase. The drive may
become unstable if you run Secure Erase on an incompatible SSD.
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The time to erase the contents of your SSD may take a while depending on its size.
Do not turn off the system during the process.
•
Secure Erase is only supported on Intel SATA port. For more information about Intel
SATA ports, refer to section 1.1.2 Motherboard layout of this manual.
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Displays the
available SSDs
Status definition:
Frozen. The frozen state is the result of a BIOS protective measure. The BIOS
guards drives that do not have password protection by freezing them prior to booting.
If the drive is frozen, a power off or hard reset of your PC must be performed to
proceed with the Secure Erase.
•
Locked. SSDs might be locked if the Secure Erase process is either incomplete
or was stopped. This may be due to a third party software that uses a different
password defined by ASUS. You have to unlock the SSD in the software before
proceeding with Secure Erase.
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3.9.3
ASUS Overclocking Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
Load Profile
This item allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Key in the
profile number that saved your BIOS settings, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
•
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.
Profile Name
This item allows you to key in a profile name.
Save to Profile
This item 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/Save Profile from/to USB Drive
This item allows you to load or save profile from your USB drive, load and save profile to your
USB drive.
3.9.4
ASUS SPD Information
This item allows you to view the DRAM SPD information.
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3.9.5
Graphics Card Information
This item displays the information about the graphics card installed in your system.
GPU Post
This item displays the information and recommended configuration for the PCIE slots that the
graphics card is installed in your system.
This feature is only supported on selected ASUS graphics cards.
Bus Interface
This item allows you to select the bus interface.
Configuration options: [PCIEX16/X8_1]
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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 OK 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 OK to save changes and exit.
Discard Changes and 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.
Launch EFI Shell from USB drives
Chapter 3
This item allows you to attempt to launch the EFI Shell application (shellx64.efi) from one of
the available filesystem devices.
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3.11
Updating BIOS
The ASUS website publishes the latest BIOS versions to provide enhancements on system
stability, compatibility,and performance. However, BIOS updating is potentially risky. If
there is no problem using the current version of BIOS, DO NOT manually update the BIOS.
Inappropriate BIOS updating may result to system’s failure to boot. Carefully follow the
instructions in this chapter to update your BIOS when necessary.
Visit http://www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard.
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard BIOS setup program.
1.
EZ Update: Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.
2.
ASUS EZ Flash 3: Updates the BIOS using a USB flash drive.
3.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3: Restores the BIOS using the motherboard support DVD or a
USB flash drive when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.
3.11.1
EZ Update
The EZ Update is a utility that allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in Windows®
environment.
•
EZ Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an ISP
(Internet Service Provider).
•
This utility is available in the support DVD that comes with the motherboard package.
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3.11.2
ASUS EZ Flash 3
ASUS EZ Flash 3 allows you to download and update to the latest BIOS through the Internet
without having to use a bootable floppy disk or an OS‑based utility.
Updating through the Internet varies per region and Internet conditions. Check your local
Internet connection before updating through the Internet.
1.
Enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select
ASUS EZ Flash Utility and press <Enter>.
2.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port.
3.
Select via Storage Device(s).
4.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive field.
5.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS,
and then press <Enter>.
6.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.
7.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file, and then press <Enter> to perform
the BIOS update process. Reboot the system when the update process is done.
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This function can support devices such as a USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and
single partition only.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system
boot failure!
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select
the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit menu. See section 3.10 Exit Menu for
details.
To update the BIOS by Internet:
Enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select
ASUS EZ Flash Utility and press <Enter>.
2.
Select via Internet.
3.
Press the Left/Right arrow keys to select an Internet connection method, and then
press <Enter>.
4.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the update.
5.
Reboot the system when the update process is done.
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1.
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select
the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit menu. See section 3.10 Exit Menu for
details.
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3.11.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the
BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can restore a
corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD or a USB flash drive that contains
the BIOS file.
The BIOS file in the motherboard support DVD may be older than the BIOS file published
on the ASUS official website. If you want to use the newer BIOS file, download the file at
https://www.asus.com/support/ and save it to a USB flash drive.
Recovering the BIOS
To recover the BIOS:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the motherboard support DVD to the optical drive, or the USB flash drive
containing the BIOS file to the USB port.
3.
The utility automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file. When found, the utility
reads the BIOS file and enters ASUS EZ Flash 3 automatically.
4.
The system requires you to enter BIOS Setup to recover the BIOS setting. To ensure
system compatibility and stability, we recommend that you press <F5> to load default
BIOS values.
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DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause
system boot failure!
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RAID Support
RAID Support
4.1
RAID configurations
4
The motherboard comes with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology that supports RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10 configuration.
If you want to install a Windows® operating system to a hard disk drive included in a RAID
set, you have to create a RAID driver disk and load the RAID driver during OS installation.
Refer to section 4.2 Creating a RAID driver disk for details.
4.1.1
RAID definitions
RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write data in
parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a single drive but at a
sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone, thus improving data access
and storage. Use of two new identical hard disk drives is required for this setup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one drive to
a second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array management software directs all applications
to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of the data in the other drive. This RAID
configuration provides data protection and increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use
two new drives or use an existing drive and a new drive for this setup. The new drive must be
of the same size or larger than the existing drive.
RAID 5 stripes both data and parity information across three or more hard disk drives. Among
the advantages of RAID 5 configuration include better HDD performance, fault tolerance, and
higher storage capacity. The RAID 5 configuration is best suited for transaction processing,
relational database applications, enterprise resource planning, and other business systems.
Use a minimum of three identical hard disk drives for this setup.
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RAID 10 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity (redundancy data) having
to be calculated and written. With the RAID 10 configuration you get all the benefits of both
RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations. Use four new hard disk drives or use an existing drive
and three new drives for this setup.
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4.1.2
Installing Serial ATA hard disks
The motherboard supports Serial ATA hard disk drives. For optimal performance, install
identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating a disk array.
To install the SATA hard disks for a RAID configuration:
1.
Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays.
2.
Connect the SATA signal cables.
3.
Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive.
4.1.3Intel® Rapid Storage Technology in UEFI BIOS
To enter the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology in UEFI BIOS:
1.
Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
2.
Go to the Advanced menu > PCH Storage Configuration, then press <Enter>.
3.
Set the SATA Controller Mode Selection item to [Intel RST Premium With Intel
Optane System Acceleration (RAID)].
4.
Go to the Boot menu > CSM (Compatibility Support Module) > Launch CSM, then
set the item to [Disabled].
5.
Save your changes and exit the BIOS Setup, then enter the BIOS Setup again.
6.
Go to the Advanced menu > Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology, then press <Enter>
to display the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology menu.
Refer to Chapter 3 for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS Setup
Due to chipset limitation, when SATA ports are set to RAID mode, all SATA ports run at
RAID mode together.
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Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set:
From the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology menu, select Create RAID Volume and
press <Enter>. The following screen appears:
2.
When the Name item is selected, enter a name for the RAID set and press <Enter>.
3.
When the RAID Level item is selected, press <Enter> to select the RAID level to
create, and then press <Enter>.
4.
Under Select Disks, press <Enter> and select X for the disks you want to include in the
RAID set.
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5.
When the Strip Size item is selected, press <Enter> to select strip size for the RAID
array (for RAID 0, 10 and 5 only), and then press <Enter>. The available strip size
values range from 4 KB to 128 KB. The following are typical values:
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RAID 0: 128 KB
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RAID 10: 64 KB
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RAID 5: 64 KB
We recommend a lower strip size for server systems, and a higher strip size for multimedia
computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
6.
When the Capacity (MB) item is selected, enter the RAID volume capacity that you
want and press <Enter>. The default value indicates the maximum allowed capacity.
7.
When the Create Volume item is selected, press <Enter> to create the RAID volume
and return to the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology menu.
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Deleting a RAID set
Be cautious when deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives when
you delete a RAID set.
To delete a RAID set:
From the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology menu, select the RAID volume you want to
delete and press <Enter>. The following screen appears:
2.
When the Delete item is selected, press <Enter>, then select Yes to delete the RAID
volume and return to the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology menu, or select No to
cancel.
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4.1.4Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility
To enter the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
During POST, press <Ctrl> + <I> to display the utility main menu.
RAID Volumes:
None defined.
Physical Devices:
Port
Device Model
0
ST3160812AS
1
ST3160812AS
2
ST3160812AS
3
ST3160812AS
Serial #
9LS0HJA4
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
9LS0BJ5H
Size
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
The navigation keys at the bottom of the screen allow you to move through the menus
and select the menu options.
The RAID BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and may not
exactly match the items on your screen.
The utility supports maximum four hard disk drives for RAID configuration.
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Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume and press <Enter>. The
following screen appears:
Name: Volume 0
RAID Level: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Disks: dssdsdsds
Strip Size:aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Capacity:aaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Sync:aaaaaaaaaa
Create volume
[HELP]
Enter a unique volume name that has no special characters
and is 16 characters or less.
2.
Enter a name for the RAID set and press <Enter>.
3.
When the RAID Level item is selected, press the up/down arrow key to select a RAID
level to create, and then press <Enter>.
4.
When the Disks item is selected, press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives you want
to include in the RAID set. The SELECT DISKS screen appears:
[SELECT DISKS]
Port
0
1
2
3
Device Model
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
Serial #
9LS0HJA4
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
9LS0BJ5H
Size
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Disk
Disk
Disk
Disk
Select 2 to 6 to use in creating the volume.
[SPACE]-SelectDisk
[ENTER]-Done
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5.
Use the up/down arrow key to select a drive, and then press <Space> to select. A
small triangle marks the selected drive. Press <Enter> after completing your selection.
6.
Use the up/down arrow key to select the strip size for the RAID array (for RAID 0, 10
and 5 only),and then press <Enter>. The available strip size values range from 4KB to
128KB. The following are typical values:
•
RAID 0: 128KB
•
RAID 10: 64KB
•
RAID 5: 64KB
We recommend a lower strip size for server systems, and a higher strip size for multimedia
computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
7.
When the Capacity item is selected, enter the RAID volume capacity that you want
and press <Enter>. The default value indicates the maximum allowed capacity.
8.
When the Create Volume item is selected, press <Enter>. The following warning
message appears:
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N)
9.
Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu, or <N> to go back
to the CREATE VOLUME menu.
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Chapter 4: RAID Support
Deleting a RAID set
Be cautious when deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives when
you delete a RAID set.
To delete a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 2. Delete RAID Volume and press <Enter>. The
following screen appears:
Name
Volume0
[DELETE VOLUME MENU]
Level
Drives
RAID0 (Stripe)
2
Capacity
298.0GB
Status
Normal
Bootable
Yes
[HELP]
Deleting a volume will reset the disks to non-RAID.
WARNING: ALL DISK DATA WILL BE DELETED.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
[↑↓]-Select
2.
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[DEL]-Delete Volume
Use the up/down arrow key to select the RAID set you want to delete, and then press
<Delete>. The following warning message appears:
[DELETE VOLUME VERIFICATION]
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
Are you sure you want to delete “Volume0”? (Y/N):
Press <Y> to delete the RAID set and return to the utility main menu, or press <N> to
return to the DELETE VOLUME menu.
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Exiting the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility
To exit the utility:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 5. Exit, and then press <Enter>. The following
warning message appears:
[CONFIRM EXIT]
Are you sure you want to exit? (Y/N):
2.
Press <Y> to exit or press <N> to return to the utility main menu.
4.2
Creating a RAID driver disk
4.2.1
Creating a RAID driver disk in Windows®
To install the RAID driver for Windows® OS:
1.
During the OS installation, click Load Driver to allow you to select the installation
media containing the RAID driver.
2. Insert the support USB drive with RAID driver into the USB port, and then click
Browse.
3. Click the name of the device you’ve inserted, go to Drivers > RAID, and then select
the RAID driver for the corresponding OS version. Click OK.
4. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
To set up a Windows® UEFI operating system under RAID mode, ensure to load the UEFI
driver for your optical drive.
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Chapter 4: RAID Support
Appendix
Appendix
Appendix
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.
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Compliance Statement of Innovation, Science and Economic
Development Canada (ISED)
Appendix
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003, RSS-210, and CAN ICES3(B)/NMB-3(B).
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.
Déclaration de conformité de Innovation, Sciences et
Développement économique Canada (ISED)
Cet appareil numérique de classe B est conforme aux normes canadiennes ICES-003, RSS210 et CAN ICES-3(B)/NMB-3(B).
Le présent appareil est conforme aux normes CNR d’Industrie Canada applicables aux
appareils radio exempts de licence. Son utilisation est sujette aux deux conditions suivantes
: (1) cet appareil ne doit pas créer d’interférences et (2) cet appareil doit tolérer tout type
d’interférences, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer un fonctionnement non souhaité
de l’appareil.
VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement
Class B ITE
KC: Korea Warning Statement
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Appendix
REACH
Appendix
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at
ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin
indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in
municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol
of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal
waste.
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards
for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to
responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging
materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for detailed recycling
information in different regions.
Regional notice for California
WARNING
Cancer and Reproductive Harm www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Google™ License Terms
Copyright© 2017 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.
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Appendix
English ASUSTeK Computer Inc. hereby declares that this device is in
compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of
related Directives. Full text of EU declaration of conformity is available at:
www.asus.com/support
Français AsusTek Computer Inc. déclare par la présente que cet appareil est
conforme aux critères essentiels et autres clauses pertinentes des directives
concernées. La déclaration de conformité de l’UE peut être téléchargée à
partir du site Internet suivant : www.asus.com/support
Deutsch ASUSTeK Computer Inc. erklärt hiermit, dass dieses Gerät mit
den wesentlichen Anforderungen und anderen relevanten Bestimmungen
der zugehörigen Richtlinien übereinstimmt. Der gesamte Text der EUKonformitätserklärung ist verfügbar unter: www.asus.com/support
Italiano ASUSTeK Computer Inc. con la presente dichiara che questo
dispositivo è conforme ai requisiti essenziali e alle altre disposizioni pertinenti
con le direttive correlate. Il testo completo della dichiarazione di conformità
UE è disponibile all’indirizzo: www.asus.com/support
Русский Компания ASUS заявляет, что это устройство соответствует
основным требованиям и другим соответствующим условиям
соответствующих директив. Подробную информацию, пожалуйста,
смотрите на www.asus.com/support
Български С настоящото ASUSTeK Computer Inc. декларира, че това
устройство е в съответствие със съществените изисквания и другите
приложими постановления на свързаните директиви. Пълният текст на
декларацията за съответствие на ЕС е достъпна на адрес:
www.asus.com/support
Hrvatski ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ovim izjavljuje da je ovaj uređaj sukladan
s bitnim zahtjevima i ostalim odgovarajućim odredbama vezanih direktiva.
Cijeli tekst EU izjave o sukladnosti dostupan je na: www.asus.com/support
Čeština Společnost ASUSTeK Computer Inc. tímto prohlašuje, že toto
zařízení splňuje základní požadavky a další příslušná ustanovení souvisejících
směrnic. Plné znění prohlášení o shodě EU je k dispozici na adrese:
www.asus.com/support
Dansk ASUSTeK Computer Inc. erklærer hermed, at denne enhed er i
overensstemmelse med hovedkravene og andre relevante bestemmelser i de
relaterede direktiver. Hele EU-overensstemmelseserklæringen kan findes på:
www.asus.com/support
Nederlands ASUSTeK Computer Inc. verklaart hierbij dat dit apparaat
voldoet aan de essentiële vereisten en andere relevante bepalingen van
de verwante richtlijnen. De volledige tekst van de EU-verklaring van
conformiteit is beschikbaar op: www.asus.com/support
Eesti Käesolevaga kinnitab ASUSTeK Computer Inc, et see seade vastab
asjakohaste direktiivide oluliste nõuetele ja teistele asjassepuutuvatele
sätetele. EL vastavusdeklaratsiooni täielik tekst on saadaval järgmisel
aadressil: www.asus.com/support
Suomi ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ilmoittaa täten, että tämä laite on
asiaankuuluvien direktiivien olennaisten vaatimusten ja muiden tätä
koskevien säädösten mukainen. EU-yhdenmukaisuusilmoituksen koko teksti
on luettavissa osoitteessa: www.asus.com/support
Ελληνικά Με το παρόν, η AsusTek Computer Inc. δηλώνει ότι αυτή η
συσκευή συμμορφώνεται με τις θεμελιώδεις απαιτήσεις και άλλες σχετικές
διατάξεις των Οδηγιών της ΕΕ. Το πλήρες κείμενο της δήλωσης συμβατότητας
είναι διαθέσιμο στη διεύθυνση: www.asus.com/support
Magyar Az ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ezennel kijelenti, hogy ez az eszköz
megfelel a kapcsolódó Irányelvek lényeges követelményeinek és egyéb
vonatkozó rendelkezéseinek. Az EU megfelelőségi nyilatkozat teljes szövege
innen letölthető: www.asus.com/support
Latviski ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ar šo paziņo, ka šī ierīce atbilst saistīto
Direktīvu būtiskajām prasībām un citiem citiem saistošajiem nosacījumiem.
Pilns ES atbilstības paziņojuma teksts pieejams šeit: www.asus.com/support
Lietuvių „ASUSTeK Computer Inc.“ šiuo tvirtina, kad šis įrenginys atitinka
pagrindinius reikalavimus ir kitas svarbias susijusių direktyvų nuostatas. Visą
ES atitikties deklaracijos tekstą galima rasti: www.asus.com/support
Norsk ASUSTeK Computer Inc. erklærer herved at denne enheten er i
samsvar med hovedsaklige krav og andre relevante forskrifter i relaterte
direktiver. Fullstendig tekst for EU-samsvarserklæringen finnes på:
www.asus.com/support
Polski Firma ASUSTeK Computer Inc. niniejszym oświadcza, że
urządzenie to jest zgodne z zasadniczymi wymogami i innymi właściwymi
postanowieniami powiązanych dyrektyw. Pełny tekst deklaracji zgodności UE
jest dostępny pod adresem: www.asus.com/support
Português A ASUSTeK Computer Inc. declara que este dispositivo está em
conformidade com os requisitos essenciais e outras disposições relevantes
das Diretivas relacionadas. Texto integral da declaração da UE disponível em:
www.asus.com/support
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Română ASUSTeK Computer Inc. declară că acest dispozitiv se conformează
cerinţelor esenţiale şi altor prevederi relevante ale directivelor conexe. Textul
complet al declaraţiei de conformitate a Uniunii Europene se găseşte la:
www.asus.com/support
Srpski ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ovim izjavljuje da je ovaj uređaj u saglasnosti
sa osnovnim zahtevima i drugim relevantnim odredbama povezanih
Direktiva. Pun tekst EU deklaracije o usaglašenosti je dostupan da adresi:
www.asus.com/support
Slovensky Spoločnosť ASUSTeK Computer Inc. týmto vyhlasuje, že toto
zariadenie vyhovuje základným požiadavkám a ostatým príslušným
ustanoveniam príslušných smerníc. Celý text vyhlásenia o zhode pre štáty EÚ
je dostupný na adrese: www.asus.com/support
Slovenščina ASUSTeK Computer Inc. izjavlja, da je ta naprava skladna z
bistvenimi zahtevami in drugimi ustreznimi določbami povezanih direktiv.
Celotno besedilo EU-izjave o skladnosti je na voljo na spletnem mestu:
www.asus.com/support
Español Por la presente, ASUSTeK Computer Inc. declara que este dispositivo
cumple los requisitos básicos y otras disposiciones pertinentes de las
directivas relacionadas. El texto completo de la declaración de la UE de
conformidad está disponible en: www.asus.com/support
Svenska ASUSTeK Computer Inc. förklarar härmed att denna
enhet överensstämmer med de grundläggande kraven och andra
relevanta föreskrifter i relaterade direktiv. Fulltext av EU-försäkran om
överensstämmelse finns på: www.asus.com/support
Українська ASUSTeK Computer Inc. заявляє, що цей пристрій відповідає
основним вимогам та іншим відповідним положенням відповідних
Директив. Повний текст декларації відповідності стандартам ЄС
доступний на: www.asus.com/support
Türkçe AsusTek Computer Inc., bu aygıtın temel gereksinimlerle ve ilişkili
Yönergelerin diğer ilgili koşullarıyla uyumlu olduğunu beyan eder. AB
uygunluk bildiriminin tam metni şu adreste bulunabilir:
www.asus.com/support
Bosanski ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ovim izjavljuje da je ovaj uređaj usklađen
sa bitnim zahtjevima i ostalim odgovarajućim odredbama vezanih direktiva.
Cijeli tekst EU izjave o usklađenosti dostupan je na: www.asus.com/support
Appendix
Appendix
ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
Telephone Fax Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Fax
Online support
4F, No. 150, Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei 112, Taiwan
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7798
www.asus.com
+86-21-38429911
+86-21-5866-8722, ext. 9101#
http://qr.asus.com/techserv
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
Telephone+1-510-739-3777
Fax
+1-510-608-4555
Web site
http://www.asus.com/us/
Technical Support
Support fax
Telephone Online support
+1-812-284-0883
+1-812-282-2787
http://qr.asus.com/techserv
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Fax
Web site
Online contact
Harkort Str. 21-23, 40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-959931
http://www.asus.com/de
http://eu-rma.asus.com/sales
Technical Support
Telephone+49-2102-5789555
Support Fax
+49-2102-959911
Online support
http://qr.asus.com/techserv
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Appendix
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
Asus Computer International
Responsible Party Name:
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Address:
Phone/Fax No:
(510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
hereby declares that the product
Product Name : Motherboard
Model Number : ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING
Conforms to the following specifications:
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
Supplementary Information:
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Representative Person’s Name :
Steve Chang / President
Signature :
Date :
Sep. 08, 2017
Ver. 170324
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