Motherboard
STRIX H270F
GAMING
E12124
First Edition
November 2016
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Contents
Safety information ....................................................................................................... v
About this guide ......................................................................................................... vi
STRIX H270F GAMING specifications summary ................................................... viii
Package contents...................................................................................................... xii
Installation tools and components ......................................................................... xiii
Chapter 1:
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
1.1.6
Headers / Holes .......................................................................... 1-9
1.1.7
Onboard LEDs .......................................................................... 1-10
1.1.8
Internal connectors.................................................................... 1-12
Chapter 2:
2.1
2.2
Product Introduction
Motherboard overview ............................................................................... 1-1
Basic Installation
Building your PC system........................................................................... 2-1
2.1.1
Motherboard installation .............................................................. 2-1
2.1.2
CPU installation........................................................................... 2-3
2.1.3
CPU heatsink and fan assembly 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 .......................................................................... 2-12
Motherboard rear and audio connections ............................................. 2-13
2.2.1
Rear I/O connection .................................................................. 2-13
2.2.2
Audio I/O connections ............................................................... 2-15
2.3
Starting up for the first time .................................................................... 2-17
2.4
Turning off the computer ........................................................................ 2-18
Chapter 3:
3.1
3.2
BIOS Setup
Knowing BIOS ............................................................................................ 3-1
BIOS setup program .................................................................................. 3-2
3.2.1
EZ Mode...................................................................................... 3-3
3.2.2
Advanced Mode .......................................................................... 3-4
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3.2.3
QFan Control............................................................................... 3-7
3.2.4
EZTuningWizard ....................................................................... 3-9
3.3
My Favorites ............................................................................................. 3-11
3.4
Main menu ................................................................................................ 3-13
3.5
Ai Tweaker menu ...................................................................................... 3-13
3.6
Advanced menu ....................................................................................... 3-19
3.7
Monitor menu ........................................................................................... 3-26
3.8
Boot menu ................................................................................................ 3-31
3.9
Tool menu ................................................................................................. 3-35
3.9.1
3.10
3.11
Secure Erase ............................................................................ 3-36
3.9.3
Setup Animator ......................................................................... 3-37
3.9.4
ASUSOverclockingProfile ....................................................... 3-37
3.9.5
ASUS SPD Information ............................................................. 3-37
3.9.6
Graphics Card Information ........................................................ 3-37
Exit menu .................................................................................................. 3-38
Updating BIOS .......................................................................................... 3-38
3.11.1
EZ Update ................................................................................. 3-38
3.11.2
ASUS EZ Flash 3 ...................................................................... 3-39
3.11.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 .......................................................... 3-41
Chapter 4:
4.1
4.2
ASUS EZ Flash 3 Utility ............................................................ 3-35
3.9.2
RAID Support
RAID configurations .................................................................................. 4-1
4.1.1
RAIDdefinitions .......................................................................... 4-1
4.1.2
Installing Serial ATA hard disks .................................................. 4-2
4.1.3
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology in UEFI BIOS.......................... 4-2
4.1.4
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility .................. 4-6
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-6
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Safety information
Electrical safety
•
Topreventelectricalshockhazard,disconnectthepowercablefromtheelectricaloutlet
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.
•
Ifthepowersupplyisbroken,donottrytofixitbyyourself.Contactaqualifiedservice
technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
•
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.
•
Ifyouencountertechnicalproblemswiththeproduct,contactaqualifiedservice
technician or your retailer.
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About this guide
Thisuserguidecontainstheinformationyouneedwheninstallingandconfiguringthe
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
ThischapterdescribestheRAIDconfigurations.
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
Yourproductpackagemayincludeoptionaldocumentation,suchaswarrantyflyers,
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
Usedtoemphasizeawordoraphrase.
<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>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+).
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STRIX H270F GAMING specifications summary
Intel® Socket 1151 for 7th / 6th Generation Core™ i7/Core™ i5/Core™ i3/
Pentium®, and Celeron® 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® H270 Chipset
4xDIMM,max.64GBDDR42400/2133MHzNon-ECC,Un-buffered
Memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Supports Intel®ExtremeMemoryProfile(XMP)*
Memory
Support Intel® Optane Memory**
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
Please refer to Memory QVL(Qualified Vendors List) for details.
** Intel® Optane Technology in only supported when using 7th Generation Intel®
Processors.
** Refer to www.asus.com for the lastest Memory QVL(Qualified Vendors List).
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (at x 16 mode)
Expansion slots
1 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (max. at x4 mode)
4 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x1 slots
Integrated Graphics Processor- Intel® HD Graphics support
Multi-VGA output support: DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI ports
SupportsDisplayPort1.2withmax.resolution4096x2304@60Hz
SupportsHDMI1.4bwithmax.resolution4096x2160@24Hz
SupportsDVIwithmax.resolution1920x1200@60Hz
VGA
Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D/Quick Sync Video/Clear Video HD Technology/
Insider™
Supports up to 3 displays simultaneously
Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB (for iGPU exclusively)
* DP 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport compliant, supports DP 1.2 monitor daisy chain
up to 3 displays
Multi-GPU
support
Supports AMD® CrossFireX™ Technology
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
1 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI port
1 x DVI-D port
Rear Panel I/O
Ports
1 x Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port
2xUSB3.1ports(1Type-A,red;1Type-C,blackatbackpanel)
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports ( blue, Type A)
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
5 x Audio jacks
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
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STRIX H270F GAMING specifications summary
Intel® H270 Chipset
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports*
- 1 x M.2_1 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices
support (both SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 2 mode)
- 1 x M.2_2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage
devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode), supports Intel® Optane Memory**
Storage
- Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology, Intel® Rapid Recovery
Technology
- Support Raid 0, 1, 5, 10
* When a device in SATA mode is installed on the M.2_1 socket, SATA_1 port
cannot be used.
** These functions will work depending on the CPU installed.
SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- DualHeadponeAmplifiers
Audio
- Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Multi-recording, and Front Panel Jackretasking
- Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel
Audio Features
- Sonic Radar III
- Sonic Studio III
ASMedia USB 3.1 controllers - supports ASUS USB 3.1 Boost
- 2 x USB 3.1 ports (1 x Type-A [red] and 1 x Type-C ports at back panel)
Intel® H270 Chipset
USB
- 6xUSB3.0/2.0ports(4ports@mid-board;2ports@backpanel,blue,
Type A)
- 8xUSB2.0/1.1ports(4ports@mid-board;4ports@backpanel)*
* 2 x USB2.0 port at mid-board shares with ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port.
Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN- Dual interconnect between the integrated Media
Access Controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)
LAN
Anti-surge LANGuard
ROG GameFirst Technology
ROG RAMCache II
ROG GameFirst IV
ROG Exclusive
Features
ROG Overwolf
ROG CPU-Z
ROG Clonedrive
Performance Optimization
- DIGI + VRM
ASUS Special
Features
- GPU Boost
- Fan Xpert 4 featuring Fan Auto Tuning function and multiple thermistors
selectionforoptimizedsystemcoolingcontrol
- AI Suite 3
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STRIX H270F GAMING specifications summary
Gamers Guardian
- SafeSlot
- DIGI+ VRM
- DRAM Overcurrent Protection
- ESD Guards on LAN, Audio, KBMS and USB3.0/2.0 ports
- Highly Durable Components
- Stainless Steel Back I/O
ASUS EZ DIY
ASUS Special
Features
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS Q-Design
- Q-Shield
- Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- Q-Slot
- Q-DIMM
ASUS Exclusive Features
- AURA Lightning Control
- 3D Printing Friendly Design
- AI Charger
2 x USB 3.0 connectors support additional 4 x USB 3.0 ports
2 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 4 x USB 2.0 ports [one connector
via ROG_EXT header]
6 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (gray)
- 1 x M.2_1 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices
support (both SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 2 mode)
- 1 x M.2_2 Socket 3 for M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage
devices support ( Support PCIE mode only)
1 x 4-Pin AIO_PUMP fan connector
1 x 4-Pin CPU fan connector
Internal I/O
connectors
1 x 4-Pin CPU_OPT fan connector
2 x 4-Pin Chassis fan connectors
1 x 5-Pin Extension fan connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connector
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x COM connector
1 x RGB Header
1 x TPM connector
1 x System panel connector
1 x Clear CMOS jumper (2-pin)
1 x Thermal sensor connectors
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STRIX H270F 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
EZTuningWizard,F6QfanControl,F3MyFavorites,QuickNote,Last
Modifiedlog,F12PrintScreen,andASUSDRAMSPD(SerialPresence
Detect) memory information
Manageability
WfM2.0, DMI3.0, WOL by PME, PXE
Drivers
Support DVD
contents
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ASUS Utilities
Windows® 10 64-bit
Operating
system support
Windows® 8.1 64-bit*
Windows® 7*
* Windows® 8.1 64-bit and Windows® 7 32/64-bit are only supported when using
6th Generation Intel® Processors.
Form factor
ATX Form Factor, 12” x 9.6” (30.5cm x 24.4cm)
•
Specificationsaresubjecttochangewithoutnotice.
•
VisittheASUSwebsiteforthesoftwaremanual.
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Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
STRIX H270F GAMING
2 x 2-in-1 SATA 6Gb/s cables
Cables
1 x RGB LED extension cable
1 x I/O shield
1 x ROG SATA cable label
Accessories
1 x ROG Strix sticker
1 x 3D Printing Mount
1 x M.2 Screw Package
1 x RGB cable
Application drive
Support DVD
Documentation
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
1
Chapter 1
Chapter 1:
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change
any motherboard settings.
•
Unplugthepowercordfromthewallsocketbeforetouchinganycomponent.
•
Beforehandlingcomponents,useagroundedwriststraportouchasafelygrounded
objectorametalobject,suchasthepowersupplycase,toavoiddamagingthemdue
to static electricity.
•
HoldcomponentsbytheedgestoavoidtouchingtheICsonthem.
•
Wheneveryouuninstallanycomponent,placeitonagroundedantistaticpadorinthe
bag that came with the component.
•
Beforeyouinstallorremoveanycomponent,ensurethattheATXpowersupplyis
switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so
maycauseseveredamagetothemotherboard,peripherals,orcomponents.
ASUS STRIX H270F GAMING
1-1
1.1.2
Motherboard layout
1
2
3
4
2
5
6
24.4cm(9.6in)
Chapter 1
USB910
EATX12V
CPU_FAN
DIGI
+VRM
7
RGBLED
CPU_OPT
USB3.1_EA1
ASM
1142
USB3.1_EC1
30.5cm(12in)
EATXPWR
CHA_FAN1 AIO_PUMP
2260
M.2_1(SOCKET3)
AUDIO
2280
8
MOUNT
USB3_12
LAN_USB3_56
3D
DDR4 DIMM_B2 (64bit, 288-pin module)
LANGuard
KBMS_USB78
DDR4 DIMM_B1 (64bit, 288-pin module)
LGA1151
DDR4 DIMM_A2 (64bit, 288-pin module)
HDMI
DVI
DDR4 DIMM_A1 (64bit, 288-pin module)
DP
BOOT_DEVICE_LED
VGA_LED
DRAM_LED
CPU_LED
2242
9
3
PCIE SATA
X2
V
IRST
V
8
SATA6G_6
PCIEX1_1
PCIEX16_1
PCIEX1_2
SATA6G_4
Intel®
H270
BATTERY
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SATA6G_5
Intel
I219V
TPU
SATA6G_3
Super
I/O
128Mb
BIOS
2260
2242
3D
MOUNT
SATA6G_1
2280
PCIE SATA IRST
X4
X
V
22110
M.2_2(SOCKET3)
ALC
1220
PCIEX1_3
10
SATA6G_2
PCIEX16_2
COVER
1
SB_PWR
11
PCIEX1_4
COM
RGB_HEADER
20
USB3_34
USB1112 USB1314
TPM
AAFP
ROG_EXT
19
18
17
16
CHA_FAN2 CLRTC
EXT_FAN
15
9
2
T_SENSOR
14
12
PANEL
13
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.
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
Layout contents
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Chapter 1
Connectors/Jumpers/Buttons and switches/Slots/LEDs
1. ATXpowerconnectors(24-pinEATXPWR,8-pinEATX12V)
2. CPU,CPUoptional,AIOpump,extension,andchassisfanconnectors
(4-pinCPU_FAN,4-pinCPU_OPT,4-pinAIO_PUMP,5-pinEXT_FAN,
4-pinCHA_FAN1~2)
3. M.2sockets(M.2_1~2)
4. LGA1151CPUsocket
5. DDR4DIMMslots
6. POSTStateLEDs
7. RGBLED
8. 3DMountholes
9. USB3.0connectors(20-1pinUSB3_12,USB3_34)
10. Intel®SerialATA6Gb/sconnectors(7-pinSATA6G_1~6)
11. StandbypowerLED(SB_PWR)
12. ClearRTCRAMjumper(2-pinCLRTC)
13. Systempanelconnector(20-5pinPANEL)
14. Thermalsensorcableconnector(2-pinT_SENSOR)
15. USB2.0connectors(10-1pinUSB1112,USB1314)
16. ROGExtensionconnector(18-1pinROG_EXT)
17. TPMconnector(14-1pinTPM)
18. RGBheader(4-pinRGB_HEADER)
19. Serialportconnector(10-1pinCOM)
20. Frontpanelaudioconnector(10-1pinAAFP)
1-16
1-20
1-4
1-5
1-10
1-11
1-10
1-14
1-13
1-11
1-9
1-18
1-20
1-15
1-15
1-19
1-21
1-19
1-14
1-3
1.1.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Chapter 1
ThemotherboardcomeswithasurfacemountLGA1151socketdesignedforthe7th/6th
GenerationIntel®Core™i7/Intel®Core™i5/Intel®Core™i3,Pentium®,andCeleron®
processors.
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1-4
•
EnsurethatallpowercablesareunpluggedbeforeinstallingtheCPU.
•
Uponpurchaseofthemotherboard,ensurethatthePnPcapisonthesocketand
thesocketcontactsarenotbent.ContactyourretailerimmediatelyifthePnPcap
ismissing,orifyouseeanydamagetothePnPcap/socketcontacts/motherboard
components.ASUSwillshoulderthecostofrepaironlyifthedamageisshipment/
transit-related.
•
Keepthecapafterinstallingthemotherboard.ASUSwillprocessReturnMerchandise
Authorization(RMA)requestsonlyifthemotherboardcomeswiththecaponthe
LGA1151socket.
•
Theproductwarrantydoesnotcoverdamagetothesocketcontactsresultingfrom
incorrectCPUinstallation/removal,ormisplacement/loss/incorrectremovalofthePnP
cap.
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.1.4
System memory
Chapter 1
ThemotherboardcomeswithfourDDR4(DoubleDataRate4)QuadInlineMemoryModules
(DIMM)slots.
DIMM_B1
DIMM_B2
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A2
ADDR4moduleisnotcheddifferentlyfromaDDR,DDR2,orDDR3module.DONOT
installaDDR,DDR2,orDDR3memorymoduletotheDDR4slot.
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STRIX H270F GAMING 288-pin DDR4 DIMM sockets
Recommended memory configurations
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1-5
Memory configurations
Youmayinstall1GB,2GB,4GB,8GBand16GBunbufferedandnon-ECCDDR4DIMMs
intotheDIMMsockets.
Chapter 1
•
YoumayinstallvaryingmemorysizesinChannelA,andChannelB.Thesystem
mapsthetotalsizeofthelower-sizedchannelforthedual-channelconfiguration.Any
excessmemoryfromthehigher-sizedchannelisthenmappedforsingle-channel
operation.
•
Duetothememoryaddresslimitationon32-bitWindows®OS,whenyouinstall4GB
ormorememoryonthemotherboard,theactualusablememoryfortheOScanbe
about3GBorless.Foreffectiveuseofmemory,werecommendthatyoudoanyofthe
following:
a) Useamaximumof3GBsystemmemoryifyouareusinga32-bitWindows®OS.
b) Installa64-bitWindows®OSwhenyouwanttoinstall4GBormoreonthe
motherboard.
c)
1-6
Formoredetails,refertotheMicrosoft® support site at http://support.microsoft.
com/kb/929605/en-us.
•
ThedesignoftheDIMMfanmayvary.EnsurethattheDIMMfanfitstothe
motherboard
•
ThedefaultmemoryoperationfrequencyisdependentonitsSerialPresenceDetect
(SPD),whichisthestandardwayofaccessinginformationfromamemorymodule.
Underthedefaultstate,somememorymodulesforoverclockingmayoperateata
lowerfrequencythanthevendor-markedvalue.
•
Forsystemstability,useamoreefficientmemorycoolingsystemtosupportafull
memoryload(4DIMMs)oroverclockingcondition.
•
AlwaysinstalltheDIMMSwiththesameCASLatency.Foranoptimumcompatibility,
werecommendthatyouinstallmemorymodulesofthesameversionordatacode
(D/C)fromthesamevendor.Checkwiththevendortogetthecorrectmemory
modules.
•
ASUSexclusivelyprovideshyperDIMMsupportfunction.
•
HyperDIMMsupportissubjecttothephysicalcharacteristicsofindividualCPUs.Load
theX.M.P.orD.O.C.P.settingsintheBIOSforthehyperDIMMsupport.
•
VisittheASUSwebsiteforthelatestQVL.
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.1.5
Expansion slots
Chapter 1
Unplugthepowercordbeforeaddingorremovingexpansioncards.Failuretodosomay
cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
PCIEX1_1
PCIEX16_1
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PCIEX1_2
PCIEX16_2
PCIEX1_3
PCIEX1_4
Slot No.
Slot Description
1
PCIE_x1_1slot
2
PCIE_x16_1slot
3
PCIE_x1_2slot
4
PCIE_x16_2slot
5
PCIE_x1_3slot
6
PCIE_x1_4slot
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PCI Express 3.0 operating mode
VGA configuration
PCIe_x16/x8_1
Chapter 1
SingleVGA/PCIecard
PCIe_x4_2
x16(singleVGA
recommended)
N/A
x16
x4
DualVGA/PCIecard
•
WerecommendthatyouprovidesufficientpowerwhenrunningCrossFireX™mode.
•
ConnectachassisfantothemotherboardconnectorlabeledCHA_FAN1-2when
usingmultiplegraphicscardsforbetterthermalenvironment.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
1-8
A
B
C
D
PCIEX1_1
–
–
–
shared
PCIEX16_1
shared
–
–
–
PCIEX1_2
–
–
–
shared
PCIEX16_2
PCIEX1_3
PCIEX1_4
XHCIController
shared
–
–
shared
–
–
–
–
–
shared
shared
–
–
–
–
–
SATAController
shared
–
–
–
HDAudio
shared
–
–
–
SMBUSController
shared
–
–
–
IntelLani219V
shared
–
–
–
ASMedia1142
–
–
shared
–
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.1.6
1.
Headers / Holes
Clear RTC RAM (2-pin CLRTC)
CLRTC
+3V_BAT
GND
strix H270F GAMING
Chapter 1
ThisheaderallowsyoutocleartheCMOSRTCRAMdataofthesystemsetup
informationsuchasdate,time,andsystempasswords.
PIN 1
STRIX H270F GAMING Clear RTC RAM
ToerasetheRTCRAM:
1.
TurnOFFthecomputerandunplugthepowercord.
2.
Useametalobjectsuchasascrewdrivertoshortthetwopins.
3.
PlugthepowercordandturnONthecomputer.
4.
Holddownthe<Del>keyduringthebootprocessandenterBIOSsetuptore-enter
data.
Ifthestepsabovedonothelp,removetheonboardbatteryandshortthetwopinsagainto
cleartheCMOSRTCRAMdata.AfterclearingtheCMOS,reinstallthebattery.
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2.
3D Mount holes
Createa3Dprintoutandsecureittothese3DMountholesforapersonalized
motherboard.
Chapter 1
3D Mount
strix H270F GAMING
3D Mount
STRIX H270F GAMING 3D Printing Mount
1.1.7
1.
•
Download3Dsourcefilesathttp://www.asus.com.
•
Usethebundled3Dmountprintingscrewstoinstallthe3Dprintouts.
Onboard LEDs
POST State LEDs
ThePOSTStateLEDsprovidethestatusofthesekeycomponentsduringPOST
(Power-OnSelf-Test):CPU,memorymodules,VGAcard,andharddiskdrives.Ifan
errorisfound,thecriticalcomponent’sLEDstayslitupuntiltheproblemissolved.
BOOT_DEVICE_LED
VGA_LED
DRAM_LED
CPU_LED
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STRIX B250F GAMING Boot_Device/VGA/DRAM/CPU LED
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
2.
Standby Power LED
strix H270F GAMING
Chapter 1
ThemotherboardcomeswithastandbypowerLED.TheLEDlightsuptoindicatethat
thesystemisON,insleepmode,orinsoft-offmode.Thisisareminderthatyoushould
shutdownthesystemandunplugthepowercablebeforeremovingorplugginginany
motherboardcomponent.TheillustrationbelowshowsthelocationoftheonboardLED.
SB_PWR
ON
Standby Power
OFF
Powered Off
STRIX H270F GAMING Onboard LED
3.
RGB LED
TheRGBLEDlightingcontrolprovidesseverallightingschemes,whichallowyou
tocustomizeyourfavoriteLEDeffect.YoucansetyourfavoriteLEDeffecttocast
astunningmulti-colorglowacrossyourbuild,changeshadestoindicateCPU
temperature,pulsateintimetothebeatofyourmusic,orsetyourfavoritecolorfor
eachpairofLEDs.
RGB1
RGB2
RGB3
RGB4
RGB5
RGB6
RGB7
RGB LED(Bottom)
RGB8
RGB9
RGB10
RGB11
RGB12
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STRIX H270F GAMING RGB LED Lighting
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1.1.8
1.
Internal connectors
Intel® Serial ATA 6 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_1~6)
Chapter 1
TheseconnectorsconnecttoSerialATA6Gb/sharddiskdrivesviaSerialATA6Gb/s
signal cables.
IfyouinstalledSerialATAharddiskdrives,youcancreateaRAID0,1,5,and10
configurationwiththeIntel®RapidStorageTechnologythroughtheonboardIntel®
H270chipset.
A
SATA6G_6
GND
RSATA_TXP6
RSATA_TXN6
GND
RSATA_RXN6
RSATA_RXP6
GND
SATA6G_5
A
GND
RSATA_TXP5
RSATA_TXN5
GND
RSATA_RXN5
RSATA_RXP5
GND
SATA6G_4
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B
GND
RSATA_TXP4
RSATA_TXN4
GND
RSATA_RXN4
RSATA_RXP4
GND
B
SATA6G_3
GND
RSATA_TXP3
RSATA_TXN3
GND
RSATA_RXN3
RSATA_RXP3
GND
SATA6G_2
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
SATA6G_1
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
STRIX H270F GAMING Intel® SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors
1-12
•
Theseconnectorsaresetto[AHCI]bydefault.IfyouintendtocreateaSerialATA
RAIDsetusingtheseconnectors,settheSATAModeitemintheBIOSto[Intel RST
Premium With Intel Optane System Acceleration (RAID)].
•
BeforecreatingaRAIDset,refertothemanualbundledinthemotherboardsupport
DVD.
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
2.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
Chapter 1
NC
AGND
NC
NC
SENSE2_RETUR
AGND
NC
SENSE1_RETUR
Thisconnectorisforachassis-mountedfrontpanelaudioI/OmodulethatsupportsHD
Audio.ConnectoneendofthefrontpanelaudioI/Omodulecabletothisconnector.
AAFP
PORT1 L
PORT1 R
PORT2 R
SENSE_SEND
PORT2 L
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
PIN 1
HD-audio-compliant
pin definition
Legacy AC’97
compliant definition
strix H270F GAMING
STRIX H270F GAMING Front panel audio connector
Werecommendthatyouconnectahigh-definitionfrontpanelaudiomoduletothis
connectortoavailofthemotherboard’shigh-definitionaudiocapability.
3.
USB 3.0 connectors (20-1 pin USB3_12, USB3_34)
TheseconnectorsallowyoutoconnectaUSB3.0moduleforadditionalUSB3.0front
orrearpanelports.WithaninstalledUSB3.0module,youcanenjoyallthebenefitsof
USB3.0includingfasterdatatransferspeedsofupto5Gb/s,fasterchargingtimefor
USB-chargeabledevices,optimizedpowerefficiency,andbackwardcompatibilitywith
USB2.0.
A
USB3_12
PIN 1
USB3+5V
IntA_P1_SSRXIntA_P1_SSRX+
GND
IntA_P1_SSTXIntA_P1_SSTX+
GND
IntA_P1_DIntA_P1_D+
GND
USB3+5V
IntA_P2_SSRXIntA_P2_SSRX+
GND
IntA_P2_SSTXIntA_P2_SSTX+
GND
IntA_P2_DIntA_P2_D+
B
A
IntA_P2_D+
IntA_P2_DGND
IntA_P2_SSTX+
IntA_P2_SSTXGND
IntA_P2_SSRX+
IntA_P2_SSRXUSB3+5V
USB3_34
strix H270F GAMING
B
GND
IntA_P1_D+
IntA_P1_DGND
IntA_P1_SSTX+
IntA_P1_SSTXGND
IntA_P1_SSRX+
IntA_P1_SSRXUSB3+5V
PIN 1
STRIX H270F GAMING USB3.0 Front panel connectors
TheUSB3.0moduleispurchasedseparately.
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4.
ROG Extension connector (18-1 pin ROG_EXT)
ThisconnectorisfortheOCPanelI/II,FrontBase,andotherROGdevices.
Chapter 1
strix H270F GAMING
ROG_EXT
STRIX H270F GAMING ROG_EXT connectors
5.
•
TheFrontBaseispurchasedseparately.
•
Visitwww.asus.comformoreinformationabouttheOCPanelandFrontBase.
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB1112, USB1314)
TheseconnectorsareforUSB2.0ports.ConnecttheUSBmodulecabletoanyof
theseconnectors,theninstallthemoduletoaslotopeningatthebackofthesystem
chassis.TheseUSBconnectorscomplywithUSB2.0specificationthatsupportsupto
480Mb/sconnectionspeed.
USB+5V
USB_P13USB_P13+
GND
NC
USB1314
USB+5V
USB_P11USB_P11+
GND
NC
USB1112
strix H270F GAMING
PIN 1
USB+5V
USB_P14USB_P14+
GND
USB+5V
USB_P12USB_P12+
GND
PIN 1
STRIX H270F GAMING USB2.0 connectors
DONOTconnecta1394cabletotheUSBconnectors.Doingsowilldamagethe
motherboard!
TheUSB2.0moduleispurchasedseparately.
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
6.
CPU, CPU optional, AIO pump, extension, and chassis fan connectors (4-pin
CPU_FAN, 4-pin CPU_OPT, 4-pin AIO_PUMP, 5-pin EXT_FAN, 4-pin CHA_
FAN1~2)
•
DONOTforgettoconnectthefancablestothefanconnectors.Insufficientairflow
inside the system may damage the motherboard components. These are not jumpers!
Do not place jumper caps on the fan connectors!
•
EnsurethattheCPUfancableissecurelyinstalledtotheCPUfanconnector.
A
B
CPU_FAN
CPU_OPT
Chapter 1
Connectthefancablestothefanconnectorsonthemotherboard,ensuringthatthe
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
GND
E
F
PIN 1
CHA_FAN2
+5V
CHA FAN IN
CHA FAN PWR
GND
D
F
E
EXT_FAN
GND
EXTFAN_SMB_DATA
EXTFAN_SMB_CLK
FANCARD_DETECT
EXTFAN_DET
CHA_FAN1
+5V
CHA FAN IN
CHA FAN PWR
GND
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D
AIO_PUMP
+5V
CHA FAN IN
CHA FAN PWR
GND
C
C
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
B
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
A
STRIX H270F GAMING Fan connectors
•
TheCPU_FANconnectorsupportstheCPUfanofmaximum1A(12W)fanpower.
•
TheEXT_FANconnectorsupports2of5thermalsensorsources.
•
Toinstallmorefans,refertosection2.1.8 Expansion card installation for details.
•
ConnectthefanofyourwatercoolingkittotheCPU_FANconnector.
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7.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 8-pin EATX12V)
TheseconnectorsareforATXpowersupplyplugs.Thepowersupplyplugsare
designedtofittheseconnectorsinonlyoneorientation.Findtheproperorientationand
pushdownfirmlyuntiltheconnectorscompletelyfit.
B
A
B
EATX12V
EATXPWR
+12V DC
+12V DC
+12V DC
+12V DC
Chapter 1
A
GND
GND
GND
GND
PIN 1
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+3 Volts
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
GND
+5 Volts
GND
+5 Volts
GND
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
GND
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
-5 Volts
GND
GND
GND
PSON#
GND
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
PIN 1
STRIX H270F GAMING ATX power connectors
1-16
•
Forafullyconfiguredsystem,werecommendthatyouuseapowersupplyunit
(PSU)thatcomplieswithATX12VSpecification2.0(orlaterversion)andprovidesa
minimumpowerof350W.
•
DONOTforgettoconnectthe8-pinEATX12Vpowerplug.Otherwise,thesystemwill
not boot.
•
WerecommendthatyouuseaPSUwithahigherpoweroutputwhenconfiguringa
systemwithmorepower-consumingdevices.Thesystemmaybecomeunstableor
maynotbootupifthepowerisinadequate.
•
Ifyouwanttousetwoormorehigh-endPCIExpressx16cards,useaPSUwith
1000Wpowerorabovetoensurethesystemstability.
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
8.
System panel connector (20-5 pin PANEL)
Thisconnectorsupportsseveralchassis-mountedfunctions.
SPEAKER
+5V
GND
GND
Speaker
PLED+
PLEDPWRBTN#
GND
PWR_SW
Chapter 1
PANEL
+PWR_LED-
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+HDD_LED-
RESET
PLED-
HDD_LED+
HDD_LEDGND
RSTCON#
NC
PLED+
PIN 1
+PWR_LED-
* Requires an ATX power supply
STRIX H270F GAMING System panel connector
•
SystempowerLED(4-pin+PWR_LED-)
This2-pinconnectorisforthesystempowerLED.ConnectthechassispowerLED
cabletothisconnector.ThesystempowerLEDlightsupwhenyouturnonthesystem
power,andblinkswhenthesystemisinsleepmode.
•
HarddiskdriveactivityLED(2-pin+HDD_LED-)
This2-pinconnectorisfortheHDDActivityLED.ConnecttheHDDActivityLEDcable
tothisconnector.TheHDDLEDlightsuporflasheswhendataisreadfromorwritten
totheHDD.
•
Systemwarningspeaker(4-pinSPEAKER)
This4-pinconnectorisforthechassis-mountedsystemwarningspeaker.Thespeaker
allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
•
ATXpowerbutton/soft-offbutton(2-pinPWR_SW)
Thisconnectorisforthesystempowerbutton.Pressingthepowerbuttonturnsthe
system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending on the operating
systemsettings.Pressingthepowerswitchformorethanfoursecondswhilethe
systemisONturnsthesystemOFF.
•
Resetbutton(2-pinRESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without
turning off the system power.
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9.
TPM connector (14-1 pin TPM)
ThisconnectorsupportsaTrustedPlatformModule(TPM)system,whichsecurely
storeskeys,digitalcertificates,passwordsanddata.ATPMsystemalsohelps
enhancenetworksecurity,protectdigitalidentities,andensuresplatformintegrity.
Chapter 1
F_CLKRUN
F_SERIRQ
F_FRAME#
F_LAD3
F_LAD2
F_LAD1
F_LAD0
TPM
GND
C_PCICLK_TPM
+3V
+3V
strix H270F GAMING
+3VSB
S_PCIRST#_TBD
PIN 1
STRIX H270F GAMING TPM connector
TheTPMmoduleispurchasedseparately.
10.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM)
Thisconnectorisforaserial(COM)port.Connecttheserialportmodulecabletothis
connector,theninstallthemoduletoaslotopeningatthebackofthesystemchassis.
PIN 1
DCD
TXD
GND
RTS
RI
RXD
DTR
DSR
CTS
COM
strix H270F GAMING
STRIX H270F GAMING Serial port (COM) connector
TheCOMmoduleispurchasedseparately.
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
11. M.2sockets(M.2_1~2)
These sockets allow you to install M.2SSDmodules.
2280
2260
Chapter 1
M.2_1(SOCKET3)
2242
M.2_2(SOCKET3)
strix H270F GAMING
22110
2280
2260
2242
STRIX H270F GAMING M.2(SOCKET3)s
•
M.2_1socketsupportsPCIe3.0x2andSATAmodeMKeydesignandtype2242/
2260/2280PCIeandSATAstoragedevices.
•
M.2_2socketsupportsPCIe3.0x4MKeydesignandtype2242/2260/2280/2210
PCIestoragedevices.
•
M.2_2socketsupportsIRST(Intel®RapidStorageTechnology).
TheM.2SSDmoduleispurchasedseparately.
12.
Thermal sensor connector (2-pin T_SENSOR)
Thisconnectorisforthethermistorcablethatmonitorsthetemperatureofthedevices
andthecriticalcomponentsinsidethemotherboard.Connectthethermistorcable
andplacethesensoronthedeviceorthemotherboard’scomponenttodetectits
temperature.
strix H270F GAMING
T_SENSOR
GND
PIN 1
SENSOR IN
STRIX H270F GAMING T_SENSOR connector
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13.
RGB headers (4-pin RGB_HEADER)
ThisconnectorisforRGBLEDstrips.
Chapter 1
RGB_HEADER
PIN 1
+12V G R B
strix H270F GAMING
STRIX H270F GAMING RGB_HEADER connector
TheRGBheadersupports5050RGBmulti-colorLEDstrips(12V/G/R/B),withamaximum
powerratingof2A(12V),andnolongerthan2m.
Beforeyouinstallorremoveanycomponent,ensurethattheATXpowersupplyisswitched
offorthepowercordisdetachedfromthepowersupply.Failuretodosomaycausesevere
damagetothemotherboard,peripherals,orcomponents.
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•
ActuallightingandcolorwillvarywithLEDstrip.
•
IfyourLEDstripdoesnotlightup,checkiftheRGBLEDextensioncableandthe
RGBLEDstripisconnectedinthecorrectorientation,andthe12Vconnectoris
alignedwiththe12Vheaderonthemotherboard.
•
TheLEDstripwillonlylightupwhenthesystemisoperating.
•
TheLEDstripsarepurchasedseparately.
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
Chapter 2:
Basic Installation
Basic Installation
2.1
Building your PC system
2
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
Motherboard installation
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.
Chapter 2
1.
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2-1
3.
Place nine (9) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to
the chassis.
Chapter 2
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DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
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Chapter 2: Basic Installation
2.1.2
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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Top of CPU
Chapter 2
2-4
•
TheCPUInstallationToolisonlycompatibleonASUSmotherboardswithaIntel®
LGA1151 socket.
•
EnsurethattheCPUisfirmlyclickedintoplacebeforeinstallingitontotheCPUsocket
on the motherboard.
•
UsetheCPUInstallationToolforinstallingtheCPUonly.DONOTdamageorbend
the CPU Installation Tool.
•
AlwaysfirmlyholdbothsidesoftheCPUInstallationToolwheninstalling,removing,or
picking up the CPU Installation Tool.
•
EnsuretouseasoftstablesurfacewheninstallingtheCPUtotheCPUInstallation
Tool to prevent CPU damage.
•
ASUSwillnotcoverdamagesresultingfromincorrectCPUinstallation/removal,
incorrect CPU orientation/placement, or other damages resulting from negligence by
the user.
Chapter 2: Basic Installation
2.1.3
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
ASUS STRIX H270F GAMING
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To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
Chapter 2
2-6
Chapter 2: Basic Installation
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.
2-8
Chapter 2: Basic Installation
2.1.6
SATA device connection
Chapter 2
OR
ASUS STRIX H270F GAMING
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2.1.7
Front I/O connector
To install front panel connector
To install USB 3.0 connector
USB 3.0
Chapter 2
To install USB 2.0 connector
To install front panel audio connector
AAFP
USB 2.0
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Chapter 2: Basic Installation
2.1.8
Expansion card installation
Chapter 2
To install PCIe x16 cards
To install PCIe x1 cards
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2.1.9
M.2 installation
Chapter 2
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Chapter 2: Basic Installation
Motherboard rear and audio connections
2.2.1
Rear I/O connection
1
2
11
3
10
9
4
5
1
8
7
6
Chapter 2
2.2
Rear panel connectors
1.
USB 2.0 ports
7.
Optical S/PDIF Out port
2.
USB 3.1 Type-A port EA1
8.
USB 3.0 ports
3.
DVI-D port
9.
HDMI port
4.
PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
10.
DisplayPort
5.
Intel® LAN port*
11.
USB 3.1 Type-C port EC1
6.
Audio I/O ports**
* and ** : Refer to the tables on the next page for LAN port LEDs and audio port definitions.
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* LAN ports LED indications
Activity Link LED
Speed LED
Status
Description
Status Description
Off
No link
Off
Orange
Linked
ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED
LED
Orange 100 Mbps connection
Orange (Blinking) Data activity
Orange (Blinking
then steady)
10 Mbps connection
Green
1 Gbps connection
Ready to wake up
from S5 mode
LAN port
You can disable the LAN controllers in BIOS.
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
Chapter 2: Basic Installation
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
If you are using Windows® 8.1/10 platform, use only the light blue audio port for Side
SpeakerOutina6-channelconfiguration.
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Chapter 2: Basic Installation
2.3
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.
6.
Chapter 2
Connect to 8 channel Speakers
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
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.
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BIOS Beep
Description
One short beep
VGA detected
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.
Chapter 2
2.4
At power on, hold down the <Delete> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 3.
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
ThenewASUSUEFIBIOSisaUnifiedExtensibleInterfacethatcomplieswithUEFI
architecture,offeringauser-friendlyinterfacethatgoesbeyondthetraditionalkeyboardonlyBIOScontrolstoenableamoreflexibleandconvenientmouseinput.Youcaneasily
navigatethenewUEFIBIOSwiththesamesmoothnessasyouroperatingsystem.The
term“BIOS”inthisusermanualrefersto“UEFIBIOS”unlessotherwisespecified.
BIOS(BasicInputandOutputSystem)storessystemhardwaresettingssuchasstorage
deviceconfiguration,overclockingsettings,advancedpowermanagement,andboot
deviceconfigurationthatareneededforsystemstartupinthemotherboardCMOS.In
normalcircumstances,thedefaultBIOSsettingsapplytomostconditionstoensure
optimalperformance.DO NOT change the default BIOS settingsexceptinthefollowing
circumstances:
•
Anerrormessageappearsonthescreenduringthesystembootupandrequestsyouto
runtheBIOSSetup.
•
YouhaveinstalledanewsystemcomponentthatrequiresfurtherBIOSsettingsor
update.
Chapter 3
InappropriateBIOSsettingsmayresulttoinstabilityorbootfailure.We strongly
recommend that you change the BIOS settings only with the help of a trained service
personnel.
WhendownloadingorupdatingtheBIOSfile,renameitasH270FG.CAPforthis
motherboard.
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BIOS setup program
UsetheBIOSSetuptoupdatetheBIOSorconfigureitsparameters.TheBIOSscreen
includenavigationkeysandbriefonscreenhelptoguideyouinusingtheBIOSSetup
program.
Entering BIOS at startup
ToenterBIOSSetupatstartup,press<Delete>or<F2>duringthePower-OnSelfTest
(POST).Ifyoudonotpress<Delete>or<F2>,POSTcontinueswithitsroutines.
Entering BIOS Setup after POST
ToenterBIOSSetupafterPOST:
•
Press<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Delete>simultaneously.
•
Presstheresetbuttononthesystemchassis.
•
Pressthepowerbuttontoturnthesystemoffthenbackon.Dothisoptiononlyifyou
failedtoenterBIOSSetupusingthefirsttwooptions.
Afterdoingeitherofthethreeoptions,press<Delete>keytoenterBIOS.
Chapter 3
•
TheBIOSsetupscreensshowninthissectionareforreferencepurposesonly,and
maynotexactlymatchwhatyouseeonyourscreen.
•
EnsurethataUSBmouseisconnectedtoyourmotherboardifyouwanttousethe
mousetocontroltheBIOSsetupprogram.
•
IfthesystembecomesunstableafterchanginganyBIOSsetting,loadthedefault
settingstoensuresystemcompatibilityandstability.SelecttheLoad Optimized
DefaultsitemundertheExitmenuorpresshotkey <F5>.Seesection3.10 Exit Menu
fordetails.
•
IfthesystemfailstobootafterchanginganyBIOSsetting,trytocleartheCMOSand
resetthemotherboardtothedefaultvalue.Seesection 1.1.7 Jumpers forinformation
onhowtoerasetheRTCRAMviatheClearCMOSjumper.
•
TheBIOSsetupprogramdoesnotsupporttheBluetoothdevices.
PleasevisitASUSwebsiteforthedetailedBIOScontentmanual.
BIOS menu screen
TheBIOSSetupprogramcanbeusedundertwomodes:EZ Mode andAdvanced Mode.
YoucanchangemodesfromSetup Mode in Boot menuorbypressingthe<F7>hotkey.
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3.2.1
EZ Mode
Bydefault,theEZModescreenappearswhenyouentertheBIOSsetupprogram.TheEZ
Modeprovidesyouanoverviewofthebasicsysteminformation,andallowsyoutoselect
thedisplaylanguage,systemperformance,modeandbootdevicepriority.Toaccessthe
AdvancedMode,selectAdvanced Modeorpressthe<F7>hotkey fortheadvancedBIOS
settings.
ThedefaultscreenforenteringtheBIOSsetupprogramcanbechanged.Refertothe
Setup ModeiteminsectionBoot menu fordetails.
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
Thebootdeviceoptionsvarydependingonthedevicesyouinstalledtothesystem.
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3.2.2
Advanced Mode
TheAdvancedModeprovidesadvancedoptionsforexperiencedend-userstoconfigure
theBIOSsettings.ThefigurebelowshowsanexampleoftheAdvancedMode.Refertothe
followingsectionsforthedetailedconfigurations.
ToswitchfromEZModetoAdvancedMode,clickAdvanced Mode(F7)orpressthe<F7>
hotkey.
Configuration fields
Pop-up Menu
Menu bar
Language
MyFavorite(F3)
Hot Keys
EZ Tuning Wizard(F11)
Scroll bar
Qfan Control(F6)
Chapter 3
Menu items
General help
Last modified settings
Go back to EZ Mode
Search on the FAQ
Displays the CPU temperature,
CPU, and memory voltage output
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Menu bar
Themenubarontopofthescreenhasthefollowingmainitems:
My Favorites
Forsavingthefrequently-usedsystemsettingsandconfiguration.
Main
Forchangingthebasicsystemconfiguration
Ai Tweaker
Forchangingtheoverclockingsettings
Advanced
Forchangingtheadvancedsystemsettings
Monitor
Fordisplayingthesystemtemperature,powerstatus,andchanging
thefansettings.
Boot
Forchangingthesystembootconfiguration
Tool
Forconfiguringoptionsforspecialfunctions
Exit
Forselectingtheexitoptionsandloadingdefaultsettings
Menu items
Thehighlighteditemonthemenubardisplaysthespecificitemsforthatmenu.Forexample,
selectingMainshowstheMainmenuitems.
Theotheritems(MyFavorites,AiTweaker,Advanced,Monitor,Boot,Tool,andExit)onthe
menubarhavetheirrespectivemenuitems.
Submenu items
Agreaterthansign(>)beforeeachitemonanymenuscreenmeansthattheitemhasa
submenu.Todisplaythesubmenu,selecttheitemandpress<Enter>.
Language
Chapter 3
ThisbuttonabovethemenubarcontainsthelanguagesthatyoucanselectforyourBIOS.
ClickthisbuttontoselectthelanguagethatyouwanttodisplayinyourBIOSscreen.
My Favorites(F3)
ThisbuttonabovethemenubarshowsallBIOSitemsinaTreeMapsetup.SelectfrequentlyusedBIOSsettingsandsaveittoMyFavoritesmenu.
Refertosection3.3 My Favorites formoreinformation.
Q-Fan Control(F6)
Thisbuttonabovethemenubardisplaysthecurrentsettingsofyourfans.Usethisbuttonto
manuallytweakthefanstoyourdesiredsettings.
Refertosection3.2.3 QFan Controlformoreinformation.
EZ Tuning Wizard(F11)
Thisbuttonabovethemenubarallowsyoutoviewandtweaktheoverclockingsettingsof
yoursystem.Italsoallowsyoutochangethemotherboard’sSATAmodefromAHCItoRAID
mode.
Refertosection3.2.4 EZ Tuning Wizardformoreinformation.
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Search on FAQ
MoveyourmouseoverthisbuttontoshowaQRcode,scanthisQRcodeonyourmobile
devicetoconnecttotheBIOSFAQwebpageoftheASUSsupportwebsite.Youcanalso
scanthefollowingQRcode:
Hot keys
ThisbuttonabovethemenubarcontainsthenavigationkeysfortheBIOSsetupprogram.
Usethenavigationkeystoselectitemsinthemenuandchangethesettings.
Scroll bar
Ascrollbarappearsontherightsideofamenuscreenwhenthereareitemsthatdonotfit
onthescreen.PresstheUp/Downarrowkeysor<PageUp>/<PageDown>keystodisplay
theotheritemsonthescreen.
General help
Atthebottomofthemenuscreenisabriefdescriptionoftheselecteditem.Use<F12>key
tocapturetheBIOSscreenandsaveittotheremovablestoragedevice.
Configuration fields
Chapter 3
Thesefieldsshowthevaluesforthemenuitems.Ifanitemisuser-configurable,youcan
changethevalueofthefieldoppositetheitem.Youcannotselectanitemthatisnot
user-configurable.
Aconfigurablefieldishighlightedwhenselected.Tochangethevalueofafield,selectitand
press<Enter>todisplayalistofoptions.
Last Modified button
ThisbuttonshowstheitemsthatyoulastmodifiedandsavedinBIOSSetup.
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3.2.3
QFan Control
TheQFanControlallowsyoutosetafanprofileormanuallyconfiguretheoperatingspeedof
yourCPUandchassisfans.
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
SelectManualfromthelistofprofilestomanuallyconfigureyourfans’operatingspeed.
Speed points
Select to manually
configure your fans
Toconfigureyourfans:
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1.
Selectthefanthatyouwanttoconfigureandtoviewitscurrentstatus.
2.
Clickanddragthespeedpointstoadjustthefans’operatingspeed.
3.
ClickApplytosavethechangesthenclickExit (ESC).
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3.2.4
EZ Tuning Wizard
EZTuningWizardallowsyoutoeasilyoverclockyourCPUandDRAM,computerusage,and
CPUfantotheirbestsettings.YoucanalsosetRAIDinyoursystemusingthisfeature.
Creating RAID
TocreateRAID:
Press<F11>onyourkeyboardorclick
EZTuningWizardscreen.
2.
ClickRAID thenclickNext.
3.
fromtheBIOSscreentoopen
•
EnsurethatyourHDDshavenoexistingRAIDvolumes.
•
EnsuretoconnectyourHDDstoIntel®SATAconnectors.
Chapter 3
1.
Selecttheportthatyouwanttosetto[RAID]mode,PCIEorSATA,thenclickNext.
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4.
SelectthetypeofstorageforyourRAID,Easy BackuporSuper Speed,thenclick
Next.
a.
ForEasyBackup,clickNextthenselectfromEasy Backup (RAID1)orEasy
Backup (RAID10).
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YoucanonlyselectEasyBackup(RAID10)ifyouconnectfour(4)HDDs.
b.
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ForSuperSpeed,clickNextthenselectfromSuper Speed (RAID0)orSuper
Speed (RAID5).
5.
AfterselectingthetypeofRAID,clickNextthenclickYestocontinuetheRAIDsetup.
6.
AftertheRAIDsetupisdone,clickYestoexitthesetupthenclickOKtoresetyour
system.
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My Favorites
MyFavoritesisyourpersonalspacewhereyoucaneasilysaveandaccessyourfavorite
BIOSitems.
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MyFavoritescomeswithseveralperformance,powersaving,andfastbootrelateditemsby
default.Youcanpersonalizethisscreenbyaddingorremovingitems.
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Adding items to My Favorites
ToaddBIOSitems:
1.
Press<F3>onyourkeyboardorclick
SetupTreeMapscreen.
2.
OntheSetupTreeMapscreen,selecttheBIOSitemsthatyouwanttosaveinMy
Favoritesscreen.
fromtheBIOSscreentoopen
Main menu panel
Selected shortcut
items
Submenu panel
Delete all favorite
items
Recover to default
favorite items
3.
Selectanitemfrommainmenupanel,thenclickthesubmenuthatyouwanttosaveas
favoritefromthesubmenupanelandclick orpress<Enter>onyourkeyboard.
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YoucannotaddthefollowingitemstoMyFavoriteitems:
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•
Itemswithsubmenuoptions
•
User-manageditemssuchaslanguageandbootorder
•
ConfigurationitemssuchasMemorySPDInformation,systemtimeanddate.
4.
ClickExit (ESC)orpress<Esc>keytocloseSetupTreeMapscreen.
5.
GotoMyFavoritesmenutoviewthesavedBIOSitems.
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3.4
Main menu
TheMainmenuscreenappearswhenyouentertheAdvancedModeoftheBIOSSetup
program.TheMainmenuprovidesyouanoverviewofthebasicsysteminformation,and
allowsyoutosetthesystemdate,time,language,andsecuritysettings.
Security
TheSecuritymenuitemsallowyoutochangethesystemsecuritysettings.
3.5
•
IfyouhaveforgottenyourBIOSpassword,erasetheCMOSRealTimeClock(RTC)
RAMtocleartheBIOSpassword.Seesection1.1.6 Onboard buttons and switches
forinformationonhowtoerasetheRTCRAMviatheClearCMOSbutton.
•
TheAdministratororUserPassworditemsontopofthescreenshowthedefault[Not
Installed].Afteryousetapassword,theseitemsshow[Installed].
Ai Tweaker menu
TheAiTweakermenuitemsallowyoutoconfigureoverclocking-relateditems.
BecautiouswhenchangingthesettingsoftheAiTweakermenuitems.Incorrectfield
valuescancausethesystemtomalfunction
TheconfigurationoptionsforthissectionvarydependingontheCPUandDIMMmodelyou
installedonthemotherboard.
Chapter 3
CPU Core Ratio
ThisitemallowsyoutosettheCPUcoreratiolimitpercoreorsynchronizeautomaticallyto
allcores.Configurationoptions:[Auto][SyncAllCores][PerCore]
WhentheCPUCoreRatioissetto[Sync All Cores]or[Per Core],thefollowingitems
appear.
1-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select[Auto]toapplytheCPUdefaultTurboRatiosettingormanuallyassigna1-CoreLimit
valuethatmustbehigherthanorequaltothe2-CoreRatioLimit.
2-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select[Auto]toapplytheCPUdefaultTurboRatiosettingormanuallyassigna2-CoreLimit
valuethatmustbehigherthanorequaltothe3-CoreRatioLimit.
Ifyouassignavaluefor2-CoreRatioLimit,donotsetthe1-CoreRatioLimitto [Auto].
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AVX Instruction Core Ratio Negative Offset
Enterthenumericalvaluethatwillbesubtractedfromyourcoreratiotogettheratioatwhich
theAVXapplicationsrun.
ThisitemonlydisplayswhenyouinstallIntel®7thGenerationKseriesprocessors.
DRAM Odd Ratio Mode [Enabled]
AllowsyoutoenableordisabletheDRAMOddRatioMode,whichprovidesbetter
granularity.Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Thisitemallowsyoutosetthememoryoperatingfrequency.Theconfigurableoptionsvary
withtheBCLK(baseclock)frequencysetting.Selecttheautomodetoapplytheoptimized
setting.Configurationoptions:[Auto][DDR4-800MHz]-[DDR4-4266MHz]
Selectingaveryhighmemoryfrequencymaycausethesystemtobecomeunstable!Ifthis
happens,reverttothedefaultsetting.
EPU and Performance Mode [Auto]
EPUandPerformanceModeletsyouconfigurethepowerusagetoboostorenhancesystem
performance.
Chapter 3
[Auto]
Automaticallyadjuststhepowerusagebasedonthe
systemload.
[MaxPower-SavingMode]
Enablesallpower-savingsettingsformaximumenergysavingcondition.
[EPUMode]
LowerstheCPUcore/cachevoltageforthebestenergysavingcondition.
[PerformanceMode]
Disablesallpower-savingsettingstoachieveahigh
systemperformance.
CPU SVID Support [Auto]
DisablingSVIDSupportstopstheprocessorfromcommunicatingwiththeexternalvoltage
regulator.Configurationoptions:[Auto][Disabled][Enabled]
DRAM Timing Control
ThesubitemsinthismenuallowyoutosettheDRAMtimingcontrolfeatures.Usethe
<+>and<->keystoadjustthevalue.Torestorethedefaultsetting,type[auto]usingthe
keyboardandpressthe<Enter>key.
Changingthevaluesinthismenumaycausethesystemtobecomeunstable!Ifthis
happens,reverttothedefaultsettings.
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DIGI+ VRM
CPU Load-Line Calibration [Auto]
Load-lineisdefinedbyIntelVRMspecificationandaffectstheCPUpowervoltage.TheCPU
workingvoltagewilldecreaseproportionallydependingontheCPUloading.Higherlevels
oftheload-linecalibrationcangetahighervoltageandabetteroverclockingperformance
butincreasestheCPUandVRMthermal.Configurationoptions:[Auto][Level1][Level2]~
[Level6][Level7]
TheboostedperformancemayvarydependingontheCPUspecification.Donotremove
thethermalmodule.
CPU Current Capability [Auto]
Allowsyoutoconfigurethetotalpowerrange,andextendstheoverclockingfrequencyrange
simultaneously.Configurationoptions:[Auto][100%][110%][120%][130%][140%]
Chooseahighervaluewhenoverclocking,orunderahighCPUloadingforextrapower
support.
CPU VRM Switching Frequency [Auto]
ThisitemaffectstheVRMtransientresponsespeedandthecomponentthermalproduction.
Select[Manual]toconfigureahigherfrequencyforaquickertransientresponsespeed.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][Manual]
DONOTremovethethermalmodule.Thethermalconditionsshouldbemonitored.
Chapter 3
ThefollowingitemappearsonlywhenyousettheCPUVRMSwitchingFrequencyto
[Manual].
Fixed CPU VRM Switching Frequency (KHz) [250]
Thisitemallowsyoutosetahigherfrequencyforaquickertransientresponsespeed.
Usethe<+>and<->keystoadjustthevalue.Thevaluesrangefrom250KHzto
300KHzwitha50KHzinterval.
VRM Spread Spectrum [Disabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutoreducethemagnitudeofpeaknoisefromtheVRM.Disablethis
settingwhenoverclocking.Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
CPU Power Duty Control [T.Probe]
DIGI+VRMDutycontroladjuststhecurrentandthermalconditionsofeverycomponent’s
phase.
[T.Probe]
SelecttomaintaintheVRMthermalbalance.
[Extreme]
SelecttomaintainthecurrentVRMbalance.
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CPU Power Phase Control [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosetthepowerphasecontroloftheCPU.Configurationoptions:[Auto]
[Standard][Optimized][Extreme]
CPU Graphics Load-Line Calibration [Auto]
Load-lineisdefinedbyIntelVRMspecificationandaffectstheGTpowervoltage.TheGT
workingvoltagewilldecreaseproportionallydependingontheGTloading.Higherlevelsof
theload-linecalibrationcangetahighervoltageandabetteroverclockingperformancebut
increasestheGTandVRMthermal.Selectfromlevel1to7toadjusttheGTpowervoltage
from0%to100%.Configurationoptions:[Auto][Level1][Level2][Level3][Level4][Level5]
[Level6][Level7]
TheboostedperformancemayvarydependingontheGTspecification.Donotremovethe
thermalmodule.
CPU Graphics Current Capability [Auto]
Allowsyoutoconfigurethetotalpowerrange,andextendstheoverclockingfrequencyrange
simultaneously.Configurationoptions:[Auto][100%][110%][120%][130%][140%]
Chooseahighervaluewhenoverclocking,orunderahighGTloadingforextrapower
support.
CPU Graphics VRM Switching Frequency [Auto]
ThisitemaffectstheCPUGraphicstransientresponsespeedandthecomponentthermal
production.Select[Manual]toconfigureahigherfrequencyforaquickertransientresponse
speed.Configurationoptions:[Auto][Manual]
Chapter 3
DONOTremovethethermalmodule.Thethermalconditionsshouldbemonitored.
ThefollowingitemappearsonlywhenyousettheGTVRMSwitchingFrequencyto
[Manual].
Fixed CPU Graphics Switching Frequency (KHz) [300]
Thisitemallowsyoutosetahigherfrequencyforaquickertransientresponsespeed.
Usethe<+>and<->keystoadjustthevalue.Thevaluesrangefrom250KHzto
500KHzwitha50KHzinterval.
Internal CPU Power Management
ThesubitemsinthismenuallowyoutosettheCPUratioandtheirfeatures.
Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm) [Enabled]
Thisitemallowstheoperatingsystemtodynamicallyadjusttheprocessorvoltageandcores
frequency,resultingtoadecreasedaveragepowerconsumptionanddecreasedaverage
heatproduction.Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
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Turbo Mode Parameters
Long Duration Package Power Limit [Auto]
AllowsyoutolimittheTurboRatio’stimedurationthatexceedstheTDP(Thermal
DesignPower)formaximumperformance.Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthevalue.
Thevaluesrangefrom1Wto4096W.
Package Power Time Window [Auto]
AlsoknownasPowerLimit1,thisitemallowsyoutomaintainthetimewindowfor
TurboRatiooverTDP(ThermalDesignPower).Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthe
value.Thevaluesrangefrom1to127inseconds.
Short Duration Package Power Limit [Auto]
AlsoknownasPowerLimit2,thisitemallowsyoutoproviderapidprotectionwhen
thepackagepowerexceedsthePowerLimit1.Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthe
value.Thevaluesrangefrom1Wto4095W.
IA AC Load Line [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosettheACloadlinedefinedin1/100mOhms.Usethe<+>and<->
keystoadjustthevalue.Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.01]-[62.49]
IA DC Load Line [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosettheDCloadlinedefinedin1/100mOhms.Usethe<+>and<->
keystoadjustthevalue.Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.01]-[62.49]
CPU Core/Cache Current Limit Max. [Auto]
Allowsyoutosetahighercurrentlimittopreventafrequencyorpowerthrottlingwhen
overclocking.Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthevalue.Thevaluesrangefrom0.00Ato
255.50Awitha0.25Ainterval.
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CPU Graphics Current Limit [Auto]
Allowsyoutosetahighercurrentlimittopreventafrequencyorpowerthrottlingwhen
overclocking.Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthevalue.Thevaluesrangefrom0.00Ato
255.50Awitha0.25Ainterval.
Min. CPU Cache Ratio [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosettheminimumpossibleCPUcacheratio.Usethe<+>and<->keys
toadjustthevalue.Configurationoptions:[Auto][8]-[83]
Max. CPU Cache Ratio [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosetthemaximumpossibleCPUcacheratio.Usethe<+>and<->
keystoadjustthevalue.Configurationoptions:[Auto][8]-[83]
Max. CPU Graphics Ratio [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosetthemaximumpossibleCPUgraphicsratio.Usethe<+>and<->
keystoadjustthevalue.Configurationoptions:[Auto][8]-[83]
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CPU Core/Cache Voltage [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutoconfiguretheamountofvoltagefedtotheCPUcores.Increasethe
voltagewhensettingahighCoreFrequencyvalue.Configurationoptions:[Auto][Manual
Mode][OffsetMode]
ThefollowingitemappearsonlywhenyousettheCPUCore/CacheVoltageto[Offset
Mode].
Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
Tooffsetthevoltagebyapositivevalue.
[–]
Tooffsetthevoltagebyanegativevalue.
CPU Graphics Voltage Offset [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutoconfiguretheCPUGraphicsVoltageOffset.Usethe<+>or<->keys
toadjustthevalue.Thevaluesrangefrom0.001Vto0.999Vwitha0.001Vinterval.
DRAM Voltage [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosetthevoltagefortheDRAM.Usethe<+>and<->keystoadjustthe
value.Thevaluesrangefrom1.000Vto1.800Vwitha0.005interval.
CPU VCCIO Voltage [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosetthevoltagefortheCPUVCCIO.Usethe<+>and<->keysto
adjustthevalue.Thevaluesrangefrom0.900Vto1.585Vwitha0.005Vinterval.
CPU System Agent Voltage [Auto]
Chapter 3
ThisitemallowsyoutosetthevoltagefortheVCCSA.Usethe<+>and<->keystoadjust
thevalue.Thevaluesrangefrom0.700Vto1.685Vwitha0.005Vinterval.
CPU Graphics Voltage Mode [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutoconfigurethemodeofvoltagefedtotheCPUGraphicsVoltage.
Manualmodeallowsuser-definedvalues.OffsetmodemodifiesvaluesbySVID.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][ManualMode][OffsetMode]
ThefollowingitemappearsonlywhenyousettheCPUGraphicsVoltageModeto[Manual
Mode].
CPU Graphics Voltage Override [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutoconfiguretheCPUGraphicsVoltageOverride.Usethe<+>or<->
keystoadjustthevalue.Thevaluesrangefrom0.600Vto1.700Vwitha0.005Vinterval.
ThefollowingitemappearsonlywhenyousettheCPUGraphicsVoltageModeto[Offset
Mode].
Offset Mode Sign [+]
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[+]
Tooffsetthevoltagebyapositivevalue.
[–]
Tooffsetthevoltagebyanegativevalue.
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CPU Graphics Voltage Offset [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutoconfiguretheCPUGraphicsVoltageOffset.Usethe<+>or<->keys
toadjustthevalue.Thevaluesrangefrom0.001Vto0.999Vwitha0.001Vinterval.
PCH Core Voltage [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosetthePCHcorevoltage.Usethe<+>and<->keystoadjustthe
value.Thevaluesrangefrom0.800Vto1.635Vwitha0.005Vinterval.
Internal PLL Voltage [Auto]
AllowsyoutoconfiguretheoffsetfortheCorePLLVCCTrim.
DRAM REF Voltage Control [Auto]
ThesubitemsinthismenuallowsyoutosettheDRAMreferencevoltageonthecontrollines
fromthememorybus.Youcanusethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthevalue.
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Advanced menu
TheAdvancedmenuitemsallowyoutochangethesettingsfortheCPUandothersystem
devices.
BecautiouswhenchangingthesettingsoftheAdvancedmenuitems.Incorrectfieldvalues
cancausethesystemtomalfunction.
Platform Misc Configuration
Theitemsinthismenuallowyoutoconfiguretheplatform-relatedfeatures.
Chapter 3
PCI Express Native Power Management [Disabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutoenhancethepowersavingfeatureofPCIExpressandperformASPM
operationsintheoperatingsystem.Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
ThefollowingitemappearsonlywhenyousetthePCIExpressNativePowerManagement
to [Enabled].
Native ASPM [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Windows®VistaOScontrolstheASPM(activestatepower
management)supportfordevices.
[Disabled]
BIOScontrolstheASPMsupportforthedevice.
PCH - PCI Express options
PCH DMI ASPM [Disabled]
Thisitemallowsyoutoenable/disablethePCHDMIASPMsettings.Configurationoptions:
[Disabled][Enabled]
ASPM [Disabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutoselecttheASPMstateforenergy-savingconditions.Configuration
options:[Disabled][L0s][L1][L0sL1][Auto]
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DMI Link ASPM Control [Disabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutocontroltheActiveStatePowerManagementonbothCPUandPCH
(platformcontrollerhub)BothDMIlinkASPMcontrolitemsoftheCPUandPCHsidesmust
beenabledfortheASPMtotakeeffect.Configurationoptions:[Disabled][L1]
PEG ASPM [Disabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutoselecttheASPMstateforenergy-savingconditions,orusetheASUS
optimizedenergysavingprofile.Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Auto][ASPML0s][ASPM
L1][ASPML0sL1]
CPU Configuration
TheitemsinthismenushowtheCPU-relatedinformationthattheBIOSautomatically
detects.
TheitemsshowninsubmenumaybedifferentduetotheCPUyouinstalled.
Hyper-threading [Enabled]
TheIntelHyper-ThreadingTechnologyallowsahyper-threadingprocessortoappearastwo
logicalprocessorstotheoperatingsystem,allowingtheoperatingsystemtoscheduletwo
threadsorprocessessimultaneously.
[Enabled]
Twothreadsperactivatedcoreareenabled.
[Disabled]
Onlyonethreadperactivatedcoreisenabled.
Active Processor Cores [All]
Chapter 3
ThisitemallowsyoutoselectthenumberofCPUcorestoactivateineachprocessor
package.Configurationoptions:[All][1][2][3]
ForsomeCPUtypes,only[All]and[1]appear.
Intel Virtualization Technology [Disabled]
Whensetto[Enabled],aVMMcanutilizetheadditionalhardwarecapabilitiesprovidedby
VanderpoolTechnology.Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled]
ThisitemallowstheCPUtoprefetchcommandsanddataintheL2cache,reducesthe
DRAMloadingtimeandimprovesthesystemperformance.Configurationoptions:[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled]
Thisitemallowsthemidlevelcache(L2)toprefetchadjacentcachelines,reducingthe
DRAMloadingtimeandimprovesthesystemperformance.Configurationoptions:[Disabled]
[Enabled]
SW Guard Extensions [Disabled]
Thisitemenables/disablestheSoftwareGuardExtensions(SGX).Configurationoptions:
[Disabled][SoftwareControlled]
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Tcc Offset Time Window [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutospecifythetimewindowfortheRunningAverageTemperatureLimit
(RATL)feature.Configurationoptions:[Auto][Disabled][5ms][10ms][55ms][156ms][375
ms][500ms][750ms][1sec]
CPU Power Management Control
ThisitemallowsyoutomanageandconfiguretheCPU’spower.
Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm) [Auto]
Thisitemallowsyoursystemtosupportmorethantwofrequencyranges.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][Disabled][Enabled]
CPU C-States [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosetthepowersavingoftheCPUstates.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][Disabled][Enabled]
ThefollowingitemsappearonlywhenyousettheCPUC-Statesto[Enabled].
Chapter 3
Enhanced C-States [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyourCPUtoreducepowerconsumptionwhenthesystemisin
idlemode.Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
CPU C3 Report [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutodisableorenabletheCPUC3reporttotheoperating
system.Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
CPU C6 Report [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutodisableorenabletheCPUC6reporttotheoperating
system.Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
CPU C7 Report [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutodisableorenabletheCPUC7reporttotheoperating
system.Configurationoptions:[Disabled][CPUC7][CPUC7s]
CPU C8 Report [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutodisableorenabletheCPUC8reporttotheoperating
system.Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
Package C State limit [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosettheaC-statesupportfortheCPUpackage.
Configurationoptions:[C0/C1][C2][C3][C6][C7][C7s][C8][Auto][Enabled]
CFG lock [Disabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutoenableordisabletheCFGlock.Configurationoptions:
[Disabled][Enabled]
System Agent (SA) Configuration
VT-d [Enabled]
AllowsyoutoenableordisableVT-dfunctiononMCH.Configurationoptions:[Enabled]
[Disabled]
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Graphics Configuration
AllowsyoutoselectaprimarydisplayfromCPU,PCIEandPCIgraphicaldevices.
Primary Display [Auto]
AllowsyoutoselecttheprimarydisplayfromCPU,PCIEandPCIgraphicsdevices.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][CPUGraphics][PCIE][PCI]
iGPU Multi-Monitor [Disabled]
Thisitemallowsyoutoempowerbothintegratedanddiscretegraphicsdevicesforthe
multi-monitoroutput.TheCPUgraphicssharedsystemmemorysizeisfixedat64MB.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
RC6(Render Standby) [Enabled]
Allowsyoutoenableordisablerenderstandbysupport.Configurationoptions:
[Disabled][Enabled]
DVMT Pre-Allocated [64M]
AllowsyoutoselecttheDVMT5.0pre-allocated(fixed)graphicsmemorysizeusedby
theinternalgraphicsdevice.Configurationoptions:[32M][64M][96M][128M][160M]
[192M][224M][256M][288M][320M][352][384][416][448][480][512][1024]
DMI/OPI Configuration
ThisitemallowsyoutocontrolvariousDMI(directmediainterface)torunatPCI-E3.0speed.
DMI Max Link Speed [Auto]
AllowsyoutoconfiguretheDMIspeed.Configurationoptions:[Auto][Gen1][Gen2]
[Gen3]
PEG Port Configuration
AllowsyoutoconfigurethePEGPortsettings.
Chapter 3
PCIEx16_1 Link Speed [Auto]
AllowsyoutoconfigurethePCIEx16speedforslot1.Configurationoptions:[Auto]
[Gen1][Gen2][Gen3]
Memory Configuration
Allowsyoutoconfigurethememoryconfigurationparameters.
Memory Remap [Enabled]
Setthisitemto[Enabled]tosupportDRAMaddressremappingfor64-bitoperating
systems.Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
PCH Configuration
PCI Express Configuration
ThisitemallowsyoutoconfigurethePCIExpressslots.
PCI-E Speed [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoursystemtoautomaticallyselectthePCIExpressportspeed.When
setto[Gen1],thePCI-EportrunsatPCI-E1.0speed.Whensetto[Gen2],thePCI-E
portrunsatPCI-E2.0speed.Configurationoptions:[Auto][Gen1][Gen2]
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IOAPIC 24-119 Entries [Enabled]
Thisitemallowsyoutoenable/disabletheIOAPIC24-119Entries.IRQ24-119maybeused
byPCHdevices.Disablingthoseinterruptsmaycausecertaindevicestofail.Configuration
options:[Enabled][Disabled]
PCH Storage Configuration
WhileenteringSetup,theBIOSautomaticallydetectsthepresenceofSATAdevices.The
SATAPortitemsshowEmptyifnoSATAdeviceisinstalledtothecorrespondingSATAport.
Hyper Kit Mode [Disabled]
DisablethisoptionforM.2devices.EnablethisoptionforASUSHyperKitcard.Configuration
options:[Disabled][Enabled]
SATA Controller(s) [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutoenableordisabletheSATAdevice.Configurationoptions:[Enabled]
[Disabled]
SATA Mode Selection
[AHCI]
Setto[AHCI]whenyouwanttheSATAharddiskdrivesto
usetheAHCI(AdvancedHostControllerInterface).The
AHCIallowstheonboardstoragedrivertoenableadvanced
SerialATAfeaturesthatincreasesstorageperformance
onrandomworkloadsbyallowingthedrivetointernally
optimizetheorderofcommands.
[IntelRSTPremiumWith
IntelOptaneSystem
Acceleration(RAID)]
Setto[IntelRSTPremiumWithIntelOptaneSystem
Acceleration(RAID)]whenyouwanttocreateaRAID
configurationfromtheSATAharddiskdrives.
Chapter 3
ThisitemallowsyoutosettheSATAconfiguration.
Aggressive LPM Support [Disabled]
Thisitemappearsonlywhenyousetthepreviousitemto[AHCI]or[RAID]andallowsyou
toenableordisablePCHenteringlinkpowerstateaggressively.Configurationoptions:
[Disabled][Enabled]
SMART Self Test [On]
SMART(Self-Monitoring,AnalysisandReportingTechnology)isamonitoringsystemthat
showsawarningmessageduringPOST(Power-onSelfTest)whenanerroroccursinthe
harddisks.Configurationoptions:[On][Off]
Hot Plug [Disabled] (SATA6G_1 (Gray) ~ SATA6G_6(Gray))
Theseitemsallowyoutoenable/disableSATAHotPlugSupport.Configurationoptions:
[Disabled][Enabled]
PCH-FW Configuration
TPM Device Selection [Discrete TPM]
ThisitemallowsyoutoselecttheTPMdevice.Configurationoptions:[DiscreteTPM]
[FirmwareTPM]
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Onboard Devices Configuration
HD Audio Controller [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutousetheAzaliaHighDefinitionAudioController.Configurationoptions:
[Disabled][Enabled]
ThefollowingitemsappearonlywhenyousettheHDAudioController itemto[Enabled].
DVI Port Audio [Disabled]
AllowsyoutoenableordisabletheDVIportaudiofunction.Configurationoptions:
[Enabled][Disabled]
Depop [Enabled]
Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
M.2_1 Configuration: [Auto]
[Auto]
Auto-detectstheM.2devicemode.IfaSATAdeviceisdetected,
SATA6G_1willbedisabled.
[SATAmode]
OnlysupportsM.2SATAdevices.PleasenotethatSATA6G_1portcannot
beusedinthismode.
[PCIEmode]
OnlysupportsM.2PCIEdevices.
Asmedia USB 3.1 Controller [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutoenableordisabletheAsmediaUSB3.1function.Configuration
options:[Enabled][Disabled]
RGB LED Lighting [On]
Chapter 3
[On]
TheLEDswillalwayslightupattheS0(Working),S3(Sleep),andS5(Soft
off)states,butnotlightupattheS4/S5statewhentheErPReadyitemis
enabled.
[Off]
TheLEDswillnotlightup.
Intel LAN Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
EnablestheIntelLANcontroller.
[Disabled]
Disablesthecontroller.
Intel PXE Option ROM [Off]
Thisitemappearsonlywhenyousetthepreviousitemto[On]andallowsyoutoenableor
disablethePXEOptionRomoftheIntelLANcontroller.Configurationoptions:[On][Off]
Serial Port Configuration
Thesub-itemsinthismenuallowyoutosettheserialportconfiguration.
Serial Port 1 [On]
Allowsyoutoenableordisabletheserialport(COM).Configurationoptions:[On][Off]
Change Settings [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4]
ThisitemappearsonlywhenyousettheSerial Portto[On]andallowsyoutoselect
theSerialPortbaseaddress.Configurationoptions:[IO=3F8h;IRQ=4][IO=2F8h;
IRQ=3][IO=3E8h;IRQ=4][IO=2E8h;IRQ=3]
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APM Configuration
ErP Ready [Disabled]
AllowsBIOStoswitchoffsomepoweratS5togetthesystemreadyforErPrequirement.
Whensetto[Enabled],allotherPMEoptionswillbeswitchedoff.
Configurationoptions:[Enable(S4+S5)][Enable(S5)][Disabled]
Restore AC Power Loss [Power Off]
[PowerOn]
ThesystemgoesintoonstateafteranACpowerloss.
[PowerOff]
ThesystemgoesintooffstateafteranACpowerloss.
[LastState]
Thesystemgoesintoeitherofforonstate,whateverthesystemstatewas
beforetheACpowerloss.
Power On By PCI-E [Disabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutoenableordisabletheWake-on-LANfunctionoftheonboardLAN
controllerorotherinstalledPCIeLANcards.Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
Power On By Ring [Disabled]
[Disabled]
DisablesRingtogenerateawakeevent.
[Enabled]
EnablesRingtogenerateawakeevent.
Power On By RTC [Disabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutoenableordisabletheRTC(Real-TimeClock)togenerateawake
eventandconfiguretheRTCalarmdate.Whenenabled,youcansetthedays,hours,
minutes,orsecondstoscheduleanRTCalarmdate.Configurationoptions:[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Chapter 3
Network Stack Configuration
Network Stack [Disabled]
ThisitemallowsusertodisableorenabletheUEFInetworkstack.Configurationoptions:
[Disabled][Enabled]
Thefollowingtwoitemsappearonlywhenyousetthepreviousitemto[Enabled].
Ipv4 / Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutoenableordisabletheIpv4/Ipv6PXEwakeevent.Configuration
options:[DisableLink][Enabled]
HDD/SSD SMART Information
ThismenudisplaystheSMARTinformationoftheconnecteddevices.
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USB Configuration
TheitemsinthismenuallowyoutochangetheUSB-relatedfeatures.
The USB Devices itemshowstheauto-detectedvalues.IfnoUSBdeviceisdetected,the
itemshowsNone.
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
[Enabled]
YoursystemsupportstheUSBdevicesinlegacyoperatingsystems.
[Disabled]
YourUSBdevicescanbeusedforBIOSsetuponlyandcannotbe
recognizedinthebootdeviceslist.
[Auto]
YoursystemautomaticallydetectsthepresenceofUSBdevicesatstartup.
IfanyUSBdevicesaredetected,thelegacyUSBsupportisenabled.
XHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
[Enabled]
EnablesthesupportforoperatingsystemswithoutanXHCIhand-off
feature.
[Disabled]
DisablestheXHCIHand-offsupport.
USB Single Port Control
ThisitemallowsyoutoenableordisabletheindividualUSBports.
Refertosection1.1.2 Motherboard layoutforthelocationoftheUSBports.
3.7
Monitor menu
Chapter 3
TheMonitormenudisplaysthesystemtemperature/powerstatus,andallowsyoutochange
thefansettings.
CPU Temperature, MotherBoard Temperature, PCH
Temperature, T_Sensor Temperature, EXT_Sensor 1/2/3
Temperature [xxx°C/xxx°F] or [Ignore]
TheonboardhardwaremonitorautomaticallydetectsanddisplaystheCPUandmotherboard
temperatures.Select[Ignore]ifyoudonotwishtodisplaythedetectedtemperatures.
CPU Fan Speed, CPU Optional Fan Speed, Chassis Fan 1/2
Speed, Extension Fan 1/2/3 Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] /
[Monitor]
TheonboardhardwaremonitorautomaticallydetectsanddisplaystheCPU,chassisand
extensionfanspeedsinrotationsperminute(RPM).Ifthefanisnotconnectedtothe
motherboard,thefieldshowsN/A.Select[Ignore]ifyoudonotwishtodisplaythedetected
speed.
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CPU Core Voltage, CPU Graphics Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V
Voltage, 12V Voltage, PCH Core Voltage, CPU System Agent
Voltage, CPU VCCIO Voltage, DRAM Voltage, CPU Standby
Voltage
Theonboardhardwaremonitorautomaticallydetectsthevoltageoutputthroughtheonboard
voltageregulators.Select[Ignore]ifyoudonotwanttodetectthisitem.
Q-Fan Configuration
ThesubitemsinthismenuallowsyoutoconfiguretheQ-Fanfeatures.
Qfan Tuning
Clickthisitemtoautomaticallydetectthelowestspeedandconfiguretheminimumdutycycle
foreachfan.
CPU Q-Fan Control [Auto]
[Auto]
EnablestheCPUQ-Fancontrolfor4-pinCPUfan.
[Disabled]
DisablestheCPUQ-Fancontrolfeature.
[PWMMode]
EnabletheCPUQ-FancontrolinPWMmodefor4-pinCPUfan.
[DCMode]
EnabletheCPUQ-FancontrolinDCmodefor3-pinCPUfan.
CPU Fan Speed Lower Limit [200 RPM]
ThisitemappearsonlywhenyouenabletheCPUQ-FanControlfeatureandallowsyouto
disableorsettheCPUfanwarningspeed.Configurationoptions:[Ignore][200RPM][300
RPM][400RPM][500RPM][600RPM]
CPU Fan Profile [Standard]
[Standard]
Setsto[Standard]tomaketheCPUfanautomaticallyadjustdependingon
theCPUtemperature.
[Silent]
Setsto[Silent]tominimizethefanspeedforquietCPUfanoperation.
[Turbo]
Setsto[Turbo]toachievemaximumCPUfanspeed.
[Manual]
Setsto[Manual]toassigndetailedfanspeedcontrolparameters.
Chapter 3
ThisitemappearsonlywhenyouenabletheCPUQ-FanControlfeatureandallowsyouto
settheappropriateperformanceleveloftheCPUfan.
ThefollowingitemsappearonlywhenyousetCPU Fan Profileto[Manual].
CPU Upper Temperature [70]
Usethe<+>and<->keystoadjusttheupperlimitoftheCPUtemperature.Thevalues
rangefrom25ºCto75ºC.
CPU Fan Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Usethe<+>and<->keystoadjustthemaximumCPUfandutycycle.Thevalues
rangefrom20%to100%.WhentheCPUtemperaturereachestheupperlimit,the
CPUfanwilloperateatthemaximumdutycycle.
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CPU Middle Temperature [25]
Usethe<+>or<->keystosetthevalueforCPUMiddleTemperature.Therangeof
thevaluesdependsontheCPUinstalled.
CPU Fan Middle Duty Cycle(%) [20]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjusttheCPUfanmiddledutycycle.Thevaluesrange
from20%to100%.WhentheCPUtemperaturereachestheupperlimit,theCPUfan
operatesatthemaximumdutycycle.
CPU Lower Temperature [25]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjusttheCPUfan’slowertemperature.Thevaluesrange
from0°Cto75°C.
CPU Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [20]
Usethe<+>and<->keystoadjusttheminimumCPUfandutycycle.Thevalues
rangefrom20%to100%.WhentheCPUtemperatureisunderthelowerlimit,theCPU
fanwilloperateattheminimumdutycycle.
Chassis Fan(s) Configuration
ThesubitemsinthismenuallowsyoutoconfigurethechassisQ-Fanfeatures.
Chassis Fan 1/2 Q-Fan Control [Auto]
[Auto]
Detectthetypeofchassisfaninstalledandautomaticallyswitchthecontrol
modes.
[PWMmode]
EnablesthechassisQ-FancontrolinPWMmodeforthe4-pinchassisfan.
[DCmode]
EnablesthechassisQ-FancontrolinDCmodeforthe3-pinchassisfan.
[Disabled]
DisablesthechassisQ-Fancontrolfeature.
Chapter 3
ThefollowingitemsappearonlywhenyousettheChassisFan1/2Q-FanControlto
[Auto], [PWM Mode], or [DC Mode].
Chassis Fan 1/2 Q-Fan Source [CPU]
Thisitemcontrolstheassignedfanaccordingtotheselectedtemperaturesource.
Configurationoptions:[CPU][Motherboard]
Chassis Fan 1/2 Speed Low Limit [200 RPM]
Thisitemallowsyoutodisableorsetthechassisfanwarningspeed.Configurationoptions:
[Ignore][200RPM][300RPM][400RPM][500RPM][600RPM]
Chassis Fan 1/2 Profile [Standard]
Thisitemallowsyoutosettheappropriateperformancelevelofthechassisfan.
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[Standard]
Setsto[Standard]tomakethechassisfanautomaticallyadjustdepending
onthechassistemperature.
[Silent]
Setsto[Silent]tominimizethefanspeedforquietchassisfanoperation.
[Turbo]
Setsto[Turbo]toachievemaximumchassisfanspeed.
[Manual]
Setsto[Manual]toassigndetailedfanspeedcontrolparameters.
Chapter 3: BIOS Setup
ThefollowingfouritemsappearonlywhenyousetChassis Fan 1/2 Profile to[Manual].
Chassis Fan 1/2 Upper Temperature [70]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjusttheupperlimitoftheCPUtemperature.Thevalues
rangefrom0°Cto75°C.
Chassis Fan 1/2 Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthemaximumchassisfandutycycle.Thevalues
rangefrom60%to100%.Whenthechassistemperaturereachestheupperlimit,the
chassisfanwilloperateatthemaximumdutycycle.
Chassis Fan 1/2 Middle Temperature [45]
Usethe<+>or<->keystosetthevalueforChassisFanMiddleTemperature.
Chassis Fan 1/2 Middle Duty Cycle(%) [60]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthechassisfanmiddledutycycle.Thevaluesrange
from60%to100%.
Chassis Fan 1/2 Lower Temperature [40]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthechassisfans’lowertemperature.Thevalues
rangefrom0°Cto75°C.
Chassis Fan 1/2 Min. Duty Cycle(%) [60]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjusttheminimumchassisfandutycycle.Thevalues
rangefrom60%to100%.WhentheCPUtemperatureisunderthelowerlimit,the
chassisfanoperatesattheminimumdutycycle.
Ext. Fan(s) Configuration
Chapter 3
ThesubitemsinthismenuallowsyoutoconfiguretheextensionQ-Fanfeatures.
Extension Fan 1/2/3 Q-Fan Control [DC Mode]
[PWMmode]
EnablesthechassisQ-FancontrolinPWMmodeforthe4-pinchassisfan.
[DCmode]
EnablesthechassisQ-FancontrolinDCmodeforthe3-pinchassisfan.
[Disabled]
DisablesthechassisQ-Fancontrolfeature.
ThefollowingitemsappearonlywhenyousettheExtensionFan1/2/3Q-FanControlto
[PWM Mode] or [DC Mode].
Extension Fan 1/2/3 Q-Fan Source [CPU]
Thisitemcontrolstheassignedfanaccordingtotheselectedtemperaturesource.
Configurationoptions:[CPU][MotherBoard][VRM][PCH][T_Sensor][EXT_Sensor1]
[EXT_Sensor2][EXT_Sensor3]
Extension Fan 1/2/3 Speed Low Limit [300 RPM]
Thisitemallowsyoutodisableorsettheextensionfanwarningspeed.Configuration
options:[Ignore][200RPM][300RPM][400RPM][500RPM][600RPM]
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Extension Fan 1/2/3 Profile [Standard]
Thisitemallowsyoutosettheappropriateperformanceleveloftheextensionfan.
[Standard]
Setsto[Standard]tomaketheextensionfanautomaticallyadjust
dependingonthechassistemperature.
[Silent]
Setsto[Silent]tominimizethefanspeedforquietextensionfan
operation.
[Turbo]
Setsto[Turbo]toachievemaximumextensionfanspeed.
[Manual]
Setsto[Manual]toassigndetailedfanspeedcontrolparameters.
ThefollowingitemsappearonlywhenyousetExtension Fan 1/2/3 Profile to[Manual].
Chapter 3
Extension Fan 1/2/3 Upper Temperature [70]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjusttheupperlimitoftheextensionfantemperature.
Thevaluesrangefrom20°Cto75°C.
Extension Fan 1/2/3 Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthemaximumextensionfandutycycle.The
valuesrangefrom60%to100%.Whenthechassistemperaturereachesthe
upperlimit,theextensionfanwilloperateatthemaximumdutycycle.
Extension Fan 1/2/3 Middle Temperature [45]
Usethe<+>or<->keystosetthevalueforExtensionFanMiddleTemperature.
Extension Fan 1/2/3 Middle Duty Cycle(%) [60]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjusttheextensionfanmiddledutycycle.Thevalues
rangefrom60%to100%.
Extension Fan 1/2/3 Lower Temperature [40]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjusttheextensionfans’lowertemperature.The
valuesrangefrom0°Cto75°C.
Extension Fan 1/2/3 Min. Duty Cycle(%) [60]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjusttheminimumextensionfandutycycle.The
valuesrangefrom60%to100%.WhentheCPUtemperatureisunderthelower
limit,theextensionfanoperatesattheminimumdutycycle.
Allow Fan Stop [Disabled]
Allowsthefantorunat0%dutycyclewhenthetemperatureofthesourceis
droppedbelowthelowertemperature.
AIO PUMP Control [Disabled]
ThesubitemsinthismenuallowsyoutoconfiguretheAIOPUMPControlsettings.
[PWMmode]
EnablestheQ-FancontrolfeatureinPWMmodeforthe4-pinAIOpump
fan.
[DCmode]
EnablestheQ-FancontrolfeatureinDCmodeforthe3-pinAIOpumpfan.
[Disabled]
DisablestheQ-Fancontrolfeature.
ThefollowingitemsappearonlywhenyousettheAIOPUMPControlto[PWM Mode] or
[DC Mode].
AIO PUMP Upper Temperature [70]
Usethe<+>and<->keystoadjusttheupperlimitoftheAIOpumpfantemperature.The
valuesrangefrom25ºCto75ºC.
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AIO PUMP Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Usethe<+>and<->keystoadjustthemaximumAIOpumpfandutycycle.Thevaluesrange
from20%to100%.WhentheAIOpumpfantemperaturereachestheupperlimit,theAIO
pumpfanwilloperateatthemaximumdutycycle.
AIO PUMP Middle Temperature [25]
Usethe<+>or<->keystosetthevalueforAIOpumpfan’smiddletemperature.Therange
ofthevaluesdependsontheAIOpumpinstalled.
AIO PUMP Middle Duty Cycle(%) [20]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjusttheAIOpumpfanmiddledutycycle.Thevaluesrange
from20%to100%.WhentheAIOpumptemperaturereachestheupperlimit,theAIOpump
fanoperatesatthemaximumdutycycle.
AIO PUMP Lower Temperature [20]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjusttheAIOpumpfan’slowertemperature.Thevaluesrange
from20°Cto75°C.
AIO PUMP Min. Duty Cycle(%) [20]
Usethe<+>and<->keystoadjusttheminimumAIOpumpfandutycycle.Thevaluesrange
from20%to100%.WhentheAIOpumpfantemperatureisunderthelowerlimit,theAIO
pumpfanoperatesattheminimumdutycycle.
3.8
Boot menu
TheBootmenuitemsallowyoutochangethesystembootoptions.
[Enabled]
Selecttoacceleratethebootspeed.
[Disabled]
Selecttogobacktonormalbootspeed.
Chapter 3
Fast Boot [Enabled]
ThefollowingitemappearsonlywhenyousetFast Boot to[Enabled].
Next Boot after AC Power Loss [Normal Boot]
[NormalBoot]
ReturnstonormalbootonthenextbootafterACpowerloss.
[FastBoot]
AcceleratesthebootspeedonthenextbootafterACpowerloss.
Boot Configuration
Boot Logo Display [Auto]
[Auto]
AdjustslogoautomaticallybasedonWindows®displayrequrements.
[FullScreen]
Maximizethebootlogosize.
[Disabled]
HidethelogoduringPOST.
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POST Delay Time [3 sec]
ThisitemappearsonlywhenyousetBootLogoDisplayto[Auto]and[FullScreen].
ThisitemallowsyoutoselectthedesiredadditionalPOSTwaitingtimetoeasilyenter
theBIOSsetup.YoucanonlyexecutethePOSTdelaytimeduringNormalBoot.The
valuesrangefrom0to10seconds.
Thisfeaturewillonlyworkundernormalboot.
Post Report [5 sec]
ThisitemappearsonlywhenyousetBootLogoDisplayto[Disabled].Thisitemallows
youtoselectadesiredpostreportwaitingtime.Configurationoptions:[1sec]~[10
sec][UntilPressESC].
Bootup NumLock State [Enabled]
Thisitemallowsyoutoenableordisablepower-onstateoftheNumLock.Configuration
options:[Disabled][Enabled]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
Whenthisitemissetto[Enabled],thesystemwaitsfortheF1keytobepressedwhenerror
occurs.Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]
[ForceBIOS]
Thethird-partyROMmessageswillbeforcedtodisplayduringtheboot
sequence.
[KeepCurrent]
Thethird-partyROMmessageswillbedisplayedonlyifthethird-party
manufacturerhadsettheadd-ondevicetodoso.
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
Chapter 3
ThisitemallowsyoutotrapInterrupt19bytheoptionROMs.Configurationoptions:
[Disabled][Enabled]
Setup Mode [EZ Mode]
[AdvancedMode]ThisitemallowsyoutogotoAdvancedModeoftheBIOSafterPOST.
[EZMode]
ThisitemallowsyoutogotoEZModeoftheBIOSafterPOST.
CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
AllowsyoutoconfiguretheCSM(CompatibilitySupportModule)itemstofullysupportthe
variousVGA,bootabledevicesandadd-ondevicesforbettercompatibility.
Launch CSM [Enabled]
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[Auto]
Thesystemautomaticallydetectsthebootabledevicesandtheadd-on
devices.
[Enabled]
Forbettercompatibility,enabletheCSMtofullysupportthenon-UEFI
driveradd-ondevicesortheWindows®UEFImode.
[Disabled]
DisabletheCSMtofullysupporttheWindows®SecurityUpdateand
SecurityBoot.
Chapter 3: BIOS Setup
ThefollowingfouritemsappearwhenyousetLaunchCSMto[Enabled].
Boot Device Control [UEFI and Legacy OPROM]
Allowsyoutoselectthetypeofdevicesthatyouwanttobootup.Configurationoptions:
[UEFIandLegacyOPROM][LegacyOPROMonly][UEFIonly]
Boot from Network Devices [Legacy only]
Allowsyoutoselectthetypeofnetworkdevicesthatyouwanttolaunch.Configuration
options:[Ignore][Legacyonly][UEFIdriverfirst]
Boot from Storage Devices [Legacy Only]
Allowsyoutoselectthetypeofstoragedevicesthatyouwanttolaunch.Configuration
options:[Ignore][Legacyonly][UEFIdriverfirst]
Boot from PCI-E Expansion Devices [Legacy Only]
AllowsyoutoselectthetypeofPCI-Eexpansiondevicesthatyouwanttolaunch.
Configurationoptions:[Legacyonly][UEFIdriverfirst]
Secure Boot
AllowsyoutoconfiguretheWindows®SecureBootsettingsandmanageitskeystoprotect
thesystemfromunauthorizedaccessandmalwaresduringPOST.
OS Type [Other OS]
[WindowsUEFImode]
Thisitemallowsyoutoselectyourinstalledoperatingsystem.
ExecutetheMicrosoft®SecureBootcheck.Onlyselectthis
optionwhenbootingonWindows®UEFImodeorotherMicrosoft®
SecureBootcompliantOS.
[OtherOS]
ettheoptimizedfunctionwhenbootingonWindows®non-UEFI
G
mode.Microsoft®SecureBootonlysupportsWindows® UEFI
mode.
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Allowsyoutoselectyourinstalledoperatingsystem.
Key Management
ThisallowsyoutomanagetheSecureBootkeys.
Clear Secure Boot keys
ThisitemappearsonlywhenyouloadthedefaultSecureBootkeys.Thisitemallows
youtoclearallthepreviouslyappliedSecureBootkeys.
Save Secure Boot variables
ThisitemallowsyoutosavealltheSecureBootkeystoaUSBstoragedevice.
PK Management
ThePlatformKey(PK)locksandsecuresthefirmwarefromanynon-permissible
changes.ThesystemverifiesthePKbeforeyoursystementerstheOS.
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Save to File
ThisitemallowsyoutosavethedownloadedPKtoaUSBstoragedevice.
Set New Key
ThisitemallowsyoutoloadthedownloadedPKfromaUSBstoragedevice.
ThePKfilemustbeformattedasaUEFIvariablestructurewithtime-basedauthenticated
variable.
Delete Key
ThisitemallowsyoutodeletethePKfromyoursystem.OncethePKisdeleted,
allthesystem’sSecureBootkeyswillnotbeactive.
KEK Management
TheKEK(Key-exchangeKeyorKeyEnrollmentKey)managestheSignaturedatabase
(db)andRevokedSignaturedatabase(dbx).
Key-exchangeKey(KEK)referstoMicrosoft®SecureBootKey-EnrollmentKey(KEK).
Save to File
AllowsyoutosavethedownloadedKEKtoaUSBstoragedevice.
Set New Key
AllowsyoutoloadthedownloadedKEKfromaUSBstoragedevice.
Append Key
AllowsyoutoloadtheadditionalKEKfromastoragedeviceforanadditionaldb
anddbxloadedmanagement.
TheKEKfilemustbeformattedasapublickeycertificateorUEFIvariablestructurewith
time-basedauthenticatedvariable.
Delete key
AllowsyoutodeletetheKeyfromyoursystem.Configurationoptions:[Yes][No]
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DB Management
Thedb(AuthorizedSignaturedatabase)liststhesignersorimagesofUEFI
applications,operatingsystemloaders,andUEFIdriversthatyoucanloadonthe
singlecomputer.
Save to File
AllowsyoutosavethedownloadeddbtoaUSBstoragedevice.
Set New Key
AllowsyoutoloadthedownloadeddbfromaUSBstoragedevice.
Append Key
AllowsyoutoloadtheadditionalKEKfromastoragedeviceforanadditionaldb
anddbxloadedmanagement.
ThedbfilemustbeformattedasaUEFIvariablestructurewithtime-basedauthenticated
variable.DBXManagement
Delete Key
Allowsyoutodeletethedbfilefromyoursystem.
Configurationoptions:[Yes][No]
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DBX Management
TheDBX(RevokedSignaturedatabase)liststheforbiddenimagesofdbitemsthatare
nolongertrustedandcannotbeloaded.
Save to File
AllowsyoutoloadthedownloadeddbxtoaUSBstoragedevice.
Set New Key
AllowsyoutoloadthedownloadeddbxfromaUSBstoragedevice.
Append Key
AllowsyoutoloadtheadditionalKEKfromastoragedeviceforanadditionaldb
anddbxloadedmanagement.
ThedbxfilemustbeformattedasaUEFIvariablestructurewithtime-basedauthenticated
variable.
Delete key
AllowsyoutodeletetheKeyfromyoursystem.Configurationoptions:[Yes][No]
Boot Option Priorities
Theseitemsspecifythebootdeviceprioritysequencefromtheavailabledevices.The
numberofdeviceitemsthatappearsonthescreendependsonthenumberofdevices
installedinthesystem.
Toselectthebootdeviceduringsystemstartup,press<F8>whenASUSLogoappears.
Boot Override
3.9
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Theseitemsdisplaystheavailabledevices.Thenumberofdeviceitemsthatappearson
thescreendependsonthenumberofdevicesinstalledinthesystem.Clickanitemtostart
bootingfromtheselecteddevice.
Tool menu
TheToolmenuitemsallowyoutoconfigureoptionsforspecialfunctions.Selectanitemthen
press<Enter>todisplaythesubmenu.
3.9.1
ASUS EZ Flash 3 Utility
ThisitemallowsyoutorunASUSEZFlash3.Whenyoupress<Enter>,aconfirmation
messageappears.Usetheleft/rightarrowkeytoselectbetween[Yes]or[No],thenpress
<Enter>toconfirmyourchoice.
Formoredetails,refertosection3.11.2 ASUS EZ Flash 3.
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3.9.2
Secure Erase
SSDspeedsmaylowerovertimeaswithanystoragemediumduetodataprocessing.
SecureErasecompletelyandsafelycleansyourSSD,restoringittofactoryperformance
levels.
SecureEraseisonlyavailableinAHCImode.EnsuretosettheSATAmodetoAHCI.Click
Advanced > PCH Storage Configuration > SATA Mode Selection > AHCI.
TolaunchSecureErase,clickTool > Secure Erase ontheAdvancedmodemenu.
ChecktheASUSsupportsiteforafulllistofSSDstestedwithSecureErase.Thedrivemay
becomeunstableifyourunSecureEraseonanincompatibleSSD.
•
ThetimetoerasethecontentsofyourSSDmaytakeawhiledependingonitssize.
Donotturnoffthesystemduringtheprocess.
•
SecureEraseisonlysupportedonIntelSATAport.FormoreinformationaboutIntel
SATAports,refertosection1.1.2 Motherboard layoutofthismanual.
Displays the
available SSDs
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Status definition:
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•
Frozen.ThefrozenstateistheresultofaBIOSprotectivemeasure.TheBIOS
guardsdrivesthatdonothavepasswordprotectionbyfreezingthempriortobooting.
Ifthedriveisfrozen,apowerofforhardresetofyourPCmustbeperformedto
proceedwiththeSecureErase.
•
Locked.SSDsmightbelockediftheSecureEraseprocessiseitherincomplete
orwasstopped.Thismaybeduetoathirdpartysoftwarethatusesadifferent
passworddefinedbyASUS.YouhavetounlocktheSSDinthesoftwarebefore
proceedingwithSecureErase.
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3.9.3
Setup Animator
ThisitemallowsyoutoenableordisabletheSetupanimator.
Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
3.9.4
ASUS Overclocking Profile
ThisitemallowsyoutostoreorloadmultipleBIOSsettings.
Load Profile
ThisitemallowsyoutoloadthepreviousBIOSsettingssavedintheBIOSFlash.Keyinthe
profilenumberthatsavedyourBIOSsettings,press<Enter>,andthenselectYes.
•
DONOTshutdownorresetthesystemwhileupdatingtheBIOStopreventthe
systembootfailure!
•
WerecommendthatyouupdatetheBIOSfileonlycomingfromthesamememory/
CPUconfigurationandBIOSversion.
Profile Name
Thisitemallowsyoutokeyinaprofilename.
Save to Profile
ThisitemallowsyoutosavethecurrentBIOSsettingstotheBIOSFlash,andcreatea
profile.Keyinaprofilenumberfromonetoeight,press<Enter>,andthenselectYes.
Load/Save Profile from/to USB Drive
ThisitemallowsyoutoloadorsaveprofilefromyourUSBdrive,loadandsaveprofiletoyour
USBdrive.
ASUS SPD Information
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3.9.5
ThisitemallowsyoutoviewtheDRAMSPDinformation.
3.9.6
Graphics Card Information
Thisitemdisplaystheinformationaboutthegraphicscardinstalledinyoursystem.
GPU Post
ThisitemdisplaystheinformationandrecommendedconfigurationforthePCIEslotsthatthe
graphicscardisinstalledinyoursystem.
ThisfeatureisonlysupportedonselectedASUSgraphicscards.
Bus Interface
Thisitemallowsyoutoselectthebusinterface.
Configurationoptions:[PCIEX16_1][PCIEX16_2]
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3.10
Exit menu
TheExitmenuitemsallowyoutoloadtheoptimaldefaultvaluesfortheBIOSitems,and
saveordiscardyourchangestotheBIOSitems.YoucanaccesstheEZModefromtheExit
menu.
Load Optimized Defaults
ThisoptionallowsyoutoloadthedefaultvaluesforeachoftheparametersontheSetup
menus.Whenyouselectthisoptionorifyoupress<F5>,aconfirmationwindowappears.
SelectOKtoloadthedefaultvalues.
Save Changes & Reset
Onceyouarefinishedmakingyourselections,choosethisoptionfromtheExitmenuto
ensurethevaluesyouselectedaresaved.Whenyouselectthisoptionorifyoupress<F10>,
aconfirmationwindowappears.SelectOKtosavechangesandexit.
Discard Changes and Exit
ThisoptionallowsyoutoexittheSetupprogramwithoutsavingyourchanges.Whenyou
selectthisoptionorifyoupress<Esc>,aconfirmationwindowappears.SelectYesto
discardchangesandexit.
Launch EFI Shell from USB drives
ThisitemallowsyoutoattempttolaunchtheEFIShellapplication(shellx64.efi)fromoneof
theavailablefilesystemdevices.
3.11
Updating BIOS
Chapter 3
TheASUSwebsitepublishesthelatestBIOSversionstoprovideenhancementsonsystem
stability,compatibility,andperformance.However,BIOSupdatingispotentiallyrisky.If
thereisnoproblemusingthecurrentversionofBIOS,DONOTmanuallyupdatetheBIOS.
InappropriateBIOSupdatingmayresulttosystem’sfailuretoboot.Carefullyfollowthe
instructionsinthischaptertoupdateyourBIOSwhennecessary.
Visithttp://www.asus.comtodownloadthelatestBIOSfileforthismotherboard.
ThefollowingutilitiesallowyoutomanageandupdatethemotherboardBIOSsetupprogram.
1.
EZUpdate:UpdatestheBIOSinWindows®environment.
2.
ASUSEZFlash3:UpdatestheBIOSusingaUSBflashdrive.
3.
ASUSCrashFreeBIOS3:RestorestheBIOSusingthemotherboardsupportDVDora
USBflashdrivewhentheBIOSfilefailsorgetscorrupted.
3.11.1
EZ Update
TheEZUpdateisautilitythatallowsyoutoupdatethemotherboardBIOSinWindows®
environment.
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•
EZUpdaterequiresanInternetconnectioneitherthroughanetworkoranISP
(InternetServiceProvider).
•
ThisutilityisavailableinthesupportDVDthatcomeswiththemotherboardpackage.
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3.11.2
ASUS EZ Flash 3
ASUSEZFlash3allowsyoutodownloadandupdatetothelatestBIOSthroughtheInternet
withouthavingtouseabootablefloppydiskoranOS-basedutility.
UpdatingthroughtheInternetvariesperregionandInternetconditions.Checkyourlocal
InternetconnectionbeforeupdatingthroughtheInternet.
1.
EntertheAdvancedModeoftheBIOSsetupprogram.GototheToolmenutoselect
ASUS EZ Flash Utilityandpress<Enter>.
2.
InserttheUSBflashdiskthatcontainsthelatestBIOSfiletotheUSBport.
3.
Selectby USB.
4.
Press<Tab>toswitchtotheDrivefield.
5.
PresstheUp/DownarrowkeystofindtheUSBflashdiskthatcontainsthelatestBIOS,
andthenpress<Enter>.
6.
Press<Tab>toswitchtotheFolderInfofield.
7.
PresstheUp/DownarrowkeystofindtheBIOSfile,andthenpress<Enter>toperform
theBIOSupdateprocess.Rebootthesystemwhentheupdateprocessisdone.
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To update the BIOS by USB:
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ThisfunctioncansupportdevicessuchasaUSBflashdiskwithFAT32/16formatand
singlepartitiononly.
•
DONOTshutdownorresetthesystemwhileupdatingtheBIOStopreventsystem
bootfailure!
EnsuretoloadtheBIOSdefaultsettingstoensuresystemcompatibilityandstability.Select
theLoadOptimizedDefaultsitemundertheExitmenu.Seesection3.10 Exit Menufor
details.
To update the BIOS by Internet:
EntertheAdvancedModeoftheBIOSsetupprogram.GototheToolmenutoselect
ASUS EZ Flash Utilityandpress<Enter>.
2.
Selectby Internet.
3.
PresstheLeft/RightarrowkeystoselectanInternetconnectionmethod,andthen
press<Enter>.
4.
Followtheonscreeninstructionstocompletetheupdate.
5.
Rebootthesystemwhentheupdateprocessisdone.
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1.
EnsuretoloadtheBIOSdefaultsettingstoensuresystemcompatibilityandstability.Select
theLoadOptimizedDefaultsitemundertheExitmenu.Seesection3.10 Exit Menufor
details.
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3.11.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
TheASUSCrashFreeBIOS3utilityisanautorecoverytoolthatallowsyoutorestorethe
BIOSfilewhenitfailsorgetscorruptedduringtheupdatingprocess.Youcanrestorea
corruptedBIOSfileusingthemotherboardsupportDVDoraUSBflashdrivethatcontains
theBIOSfile.
TheBIOSfileinthemotherboardsupportDVDmaybeolderthantheBIOSfilepublished
ontheASUSofficialwebsite.IfyouwanttousethenewerBIOSfile,downloadthefileat
https://www.asus.com/support/andsaveittoaUSBflashdrive.
Recovering the BIOS
To recover the BIOS:
1.
Turnonthesystem.
2.
InsertthemotherboardsupportDVDtotheopticaldrive,ortheUSBflashdrive
containingtheBIOSfiletotheUSBport.
3.
TheutilityautomaticallychecksthedevicesfortheBIOSfile.Whenfound,theutility
readstheBIOSfileandentersASUSEZFlash3automatically.
4.
ThesystemrequiresyoutoenterBIOSSetuptorecovertheBIOSsetting.Toensure
systemcompatibilityandstability,werecommendthatyoupress<F5>toloaddefault
BIOSvalues.
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DONOTshutdownorresetthesystemwhileupdatingtheBIOS!Doingsocancause
systembootfailure!
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Chapter 4:
RAID Support
RAID Support
4.1
RAID configurations
4
The motherboard comes with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology that supports RAID 0,
RAID1,RAID5andRAID10configuration.
If you want to install a Windows® operating system to a hard disk drive included in a RAID
set,youhavetocreateaRAIDdriverdiskandloadtheRAIDdriverduringOSinstallation.
Refer to section 4.2 Creating a RAID driver diskfordetails.
4.1.1
RAID definitions
RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write data in
parallel,interleavedstacks.Twoharddisksperformthesameworkasasingledrivebutata
sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone, thus improving data access
andstorage.Useoftwonewidenticalharddiskdrivesisrequiredforthissetup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one drive to
aseconddrive.Ifonedrivefails,thediskarraymanagementsoftwaredirectsallapplications
tothesurvivingdriveasitcontainsacompletecopyofthedataintheotherdrive.ThisRAID
configurationprovidesdataprotectionandincreasesfaulttolerancetotheentiresystem.Use
twonewdrivesoruseanexistingdriveandanewdriveforthissetup.Thenewdrivemustbe
ofthesamesizeorlargerthantheexistingdrive.
RAID 5stripesbothdataandparityinformationacrossthreeormoreharddiskdrives.Among
theadvantagesofRAID5configurationincludebetterHDDperformance,faulttolerance,and
higherstoragecapacity.TheRAID5configurationisbestsuitedfortransactionprocessing,
relationaldatabaseapplications,enterpriseresourceplanning,andotherbusinesssystems.
Useaminimumofthreeidenticalharddiskdrivesforthissetup.
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RAID 10 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity (redundancy data) having
tobecalculatedandwritten.WiththeRAID10configurationyougetallthebenefitsofboth
RAID0andRAID1configurations.Usefournewharddiskdrivesoruseanexistingdrive
andthreenewdrivesforthissetup.
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4.1.2
Installing Serial ATA hard disks
ThemotherboardsupportsSerialATAharddiskdrives.Foroptimalperformance,install
identicaldrivesofthesamemodelandcapacitywhencreatingadiskarray.
To install the SATA hard disks for a RAID configuration:
1.
InstalltheSATAharddisksintothedrivebays.
2.
ConnecttheSATAsignalcables.
3.
ConnectaSATApowercabletothepowerconnectoroneachdrive.
4.1.3
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology in UEFI BIOS
To enter the Intel®RapidStorageTechnologyinUEFIBIOS:
1.
EntertheBIOSSetupduringPOST.
2.
GototheAdvanced menu > PCH Storage Configuration,thenpress<Enter>.
3.
SettheSATAControllerModeSelectionitemto[Intel RST Premium With Intel
Optane System Acceleration (RAID)].
4.
GototheBoot menu > CSM (Compatibility Support Module) > Launch CSM, then
set the item to [Disabled].
5.
SaveyourchangesandexittheBIOSSetup,thenentertheBIOSSetupagain.
6.
GototheAdvanced menu > Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology,thenpress<Enter>
to display the Intel®RapidStorageTechnologymenu.
RefertoChapter3fordetailsonenteringandnavigatingthroughtheBIOSSetup
Due to chipset limitation, when SATA ports are set to RAID mode, all SATA ports run at
RAIDmodetogether.
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Creating a RAID set
TocreateaRAIDset:
FromtheIntel® Rapid Storage Technology menu, select Create RAID Volume and
press<Enter>.Thefollowingscreenappears:
2.
WhentheNameitemisselected,enteranamefortheRAIDsetandpress<Enter>.
3.
WhentheRAIDLevelitemisselected,press<Enter>toselecttheRAIDlevelto
create,andthenpress<Enter>.
4.
UnderSelectDisks,press<Enter>andselectX for the disks you want to include in the
RAIDset.
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5.
WhentheStripSizeitemisselected,press<Enter>toselectstripsizefortheRAID
array(forRAID0,10and5only),andthenpress<Enter>.Theavailablestripsize
valuesrangefrom4KBto128KB.Thefollowingaretypicalvalues:
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RAID0:128KB
-
RAID10:64KB
-
RAID5:64KB
We recommend a lower strip size for server systems, and a higher strip size for multimedia
computersystemsusedmainlyforaudioandvideoediting.
6.
WhentheCapacity (MB) item is selected, enter the RAID volume capacity that you
wantandpress<Enter>.Thedefaultvalueindicatesthemaximumallowedcapacity.
7.
WhentheCreate Volumeitemisselected,press<Enter>tocreatetheRAIDvolume
and return to the Intel®RapidStorageTechnologymenu.
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Deleting a RAID set
BecautiouswhendeletingaRAIDset.Youwilllosealldataontheharddiskdriveswhen
youdeleteaRAIDset.
TodeleteaRAIDset:
FromtheIntel® Rapid Storage Technology menu, select the RAID volume you want to
deleteandpress<Enter>.Thefollowingscreenappears:
2.
WhentheDeleteitemisselected,press<Enter>,thenselectYes to delete the RAID
volume and return to the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology menu, or select No to
cancel.
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4.1.4
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility
To enter the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility:
1.
Turnonthesystem.
2.
DuringPOST,press<Ctrl>+<I>todisplaytheutilitymainmenu.
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
andselectthemenuoptions.
TheRAIDBIOSsetupscreensshowninthissectionareforreferenceonlyandmaynot
exactlymatchtheitemsonyourscreen.
TheutilitysupportsmaximumfourharddiskdrivesforRAIDconfiguration.
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Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set:
1.
Fromtheutilitymainmenu,select1. Create RAID Volumeandpress<Enter>.The
followingscreenappears:
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.
EnteranamefortheRAIDsetandpress<Enter>.
3.
WhentheRAIDLevelitemisselected,presstheup/downarrowkeytoselectaRAID
leveltocreate,andthenpress<Enter>.
4.
WhentheDisksitemisselected,press<Enter>toselecttheharddiskdrivesyouwant
toincludeintheRAIDset.TheSELECTDISKSscreenappears:
[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.
Usetheup/downarrowkeytoselectadrive,andthenpress<Space>toselect.A
smalltrianglemarkstheselecteddrive.Press<Enter>aftercompletingyourselection.
6.
Usetheup/downarrowkeytoselectthestripsizefortheRAIDarray(forRAID0,10
and5only),andthenpress<Enter>.Theavailablestripsizevaluesrangefrom4KBto
128KB.Thefollowingaretypicalvalues:
•
RAID0:128KB
•
RAID10:64KB
•
RAID5:64KB
We recommend a lower strip size for server systems, and a higher strip size for multimedia
computersystemsusedmainlyforaudioandvideoediting.
7.
WhentheCapacity item is selected, enter the RAID volume capacity that you want
andpress<Enter>.Thedefaultvalueindicatesthemaximumallowedcapacity.
8.
WhentheCreate Volumeitemisselected,press<Enter>.Thefollowingwarning
messageappears:
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N)
9.
Press<Y>tocreatetheRAIDvolumeandreturntothemainmenu,or<N>togoback
totheCREATEVOLUMEmenu.
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Deleting a RAID set
BecautiouswhendeletingaRAIDset.Youwilllosealldataontheharddiskdriveswhen
youdeleteaRAIDset.
TodeleteaRAIDset:
1.
Fromtheutilitymainmenu,select 2. Delete RAID Volumeandpress<Enter>.The
followingscreenappears:
[DELETE VOLUME MENU]
Name
Volume0
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
Usetheup/downarrowkeytoselecttheRAIDsetyouwanttodelete,andthenpress
<Delete>.Thefollowingwarningmessageappears:
[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>todeletetheRAIDsetandreturntotheutilitymainmenu,orpress<N>to
returntotheDELETEVOLUMEmenu.
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Exiting the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility
To exit the utility:
1.
Fromtheutilitymainmenu,select5. Exit,andthenpress<Enter>.Thefollowing
warningmessageappears:
[CONFIRM EXIT]
Are you sure you want to exit? (Y/N):
2.
Press<Y>toexitorpress<N>toreturntotheutilitymainmenu.
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.
DuringtheOSinstallation,clickLoad Driver to allow you to select the installation
mediacontainingtheRAIDdriver.
2.
InsertthesupportUSBdrivewithRAIDdriverintotheUSBport,andthenclick
Browse.
3.
Clickthenameofthedeviceyou’veinserted,gotoDrivers > RAID, and then select
theRAIDdriverforthecorrespondingOSversion.ClickOK.
4.
Followthesucceedingscreeninstructionstocompletetheinstallation.
To set up a Windows®UEFIoperatingsystemunderRAIDmode,ensuretoloadtheUEFI
driverforyouropticaldrive.
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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
toassurecompliancewithFCCregulations.Changesormodificationstothisunitnot
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate this equipment.
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IC: Canadian Compliance Statement
Appendix
ComplieswiththeCanadianICES-003ClassBspecifications.ThisdevicecomplieswithRSS
210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian
interference-causing equipment regulations.
This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
Cut appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Cet appareil est conforme aux normes CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada. Le
fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes :
(1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interférences et
(2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer
un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department
of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement
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! This product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
RF Equipment Notices
CE: European Community Compliance Statement
The equipment complies with the RF Exposure Requirement 1999/519/EC, Council
Recommendation of 12 July 1999 on the limitation of exposure of the general public to
electromagneticfields(0–300GHz).ThiswirelessdevicecomplieswiththeR&TTEDirective.
Wireless Radio Use
Thisdeviceisrestrictedtoindoorusewhenoperatinginthe5.15to5.25GHzfrequency
band.
Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy
The radiated output power of the Wi-Fi technology is below the FCC radio frequency
exposure limits. Nevertheless, it is advised to use the wireless equipment in such a manner
thatthepotentialforhumancontactduringnormaloperationisminimized.
ASUS STRIX H270F GAMING
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FCC Bluetooth Wireless Compliance
Appendix
The antenna used with this transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with
anyotherantennaortransmittersubjecttotheconditionsoftheFCCGrant.
Bluetooth Industry Canada Statement
This Class B device meets all requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment
regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la Class B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
NCC: Taiwan Wireless Statement
Japan RF Equipment Statement
屋外での使用について
本製品は、5GHz帯域での通信に対応しています。電波法の定めにより5.2GHz、5.3GHz帯域の電
波は屋外で使用が禁じられています。
法律および規制遵守
本製品は電波法及びこれに基づく命令の定めるところに従い使用してください。日本国外では、
その国の法律または規制により、本製品の使用ができないことがあります。このような国では、本
製品を運用した結果、罰せられることがありますが、当社は一切責任を負いかねますのでご了承
ください。
Google™ License Terms
Copyright© 2016 Google Inc. All Rights Reserved.
LicensedundertheApacheLicense,Version2.0(the“License”);youmaynotusethisfile
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.
SeetheLicenseforthespecificlanguagegoverningpermissionsandlimitationsunderthe
License.
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ASUS STRIX H270F GAMING
Lietuvių ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ar šo paziņo, ka šī ierīce atbilst Direktīvas
1999/5/ EK būtiskajām prasībām un citiem citiem saistošajiem nosacījumiem.
Pilns ES atbilstības paziņojuma teksts pieejams šeit: www.asus.com/support
Šį įrenginį galima naudoti toliau išvardytose šalyse:
Norsk ASUSTeK Computer Inc. erklærer herved at denne enheten er i
samsvar med hovedsaklige krav og andre relevante forskrifter i direktivet
1999/5/EF. Fullstendig tekst for EU-samsvarserklæringen finnes på:
www.asus.com/support
Enheten kan brukes i landene under:
Polski Firma ASUSTeK Computer Inc. niniejszym oświadcza, że
urządzenie to jest zgodne z zasadniczymi wymogami i innymi właściwymi
postanowieniami dyrektywy 1999/5/WE. Pełny tekst deklaracji zgodności UE
jest dostępny pod adresem: www.asus.com/support
Urządzenie to może być używane w wymienionych poniżej krajach:
Português A ASUSTeK Computer Inc. declara que este dispositivo está em
conformidade com os requisitos essenciais e outras disposições relevantes da
Diretiva 1999/5/CE. Texto integral da declaração da UE disponível em:
www.asus.com/support
Este dispositivo pode ser utilizado nos países indicados abaixo:
Română ASUSTeK Computer Inc. declară că acest dispozitiv se conformează
cerinţelor esenţiale şi altor prevederi relevante ale Directivei 1999/5/CE.
Textul complet al declaraţiei de conformitate a Uniunii Europene se găseşte
la: www.asus.com/support
Puteţi utiliza acest dispozitiv în ţările următoare:
Srpski ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ovim izjavljuje da je ovaj uređaj u saglasnosti
sa osnovnim zahtevima i drugim relevantnim odredbama Direktive 1999/5/
EC. Pun tekst EU deklaracije o usaglašenosti je dostupan da adresi:
www.asus.com/support
Ovaj uređaj može da se koristi u državama navedenim ispod:
Slovensky Spoločnosť ASUSTeK Computer Inc. týmto vyhlasuje, že toto
zariadenie vyhovuje základným požiadavkám a ostatým príslušným
ustanoveniam smernice 1999/5/ES. Celý text vyhlásenia o zhode pre štáty EÚ
je dostupný na adrese: www.asus.com/support
Toto zariadenie môže byť prevádzkované v dolu uvedených krajinách:
Slovenščina ASUSTeK Computer Inc. izjavlja, da je ta naprava skladna z
bistvenimi zahtevami in drugimi ustreznimi določbami Direktive 1999/5/ES.
Celotno besedilo EU-izjave o skladnosti je na voljo na spletnem mestu:
www.asus.com/support
To napravo je mogoče uporabljati v spodaj navedenih državah:
Español Por la presente, ASUSTeK Computer Inc. declara que este dispositivo
cumple los requisitos básicos y otras disposiciones pertinentes de la directiva
1999/5/ EC. El texto completo de la declaración de la UE de conformidad está
disponible en: www.asus.com/support
Este dispositivo se puede utilizar en los países enumerados a continuación:
Svenska ASUSTeK Computer Inc. förklarar härmed att denna
enhet överensstämmer med de grundläggande kraven och andra
relevanta föreskrifter i direktiv 1999/5/EG. Fulltext av EU-försäkran om
överensstämmelse finns på: www.asus.com/support
Denna enhet kan användas i följande länder:
Українська ASUSTeK Computer Inc. заявляє, що цей пристрій відповідає
основним вимогам та іншим відповідним положенням Директиви 1999/5/
ЕС. Повний текст декларації відповідності стандартам ЄС доступний на:
www.asus.com/support
Цей пристрій можна експлуатувати у країнах зі списку нижче:
Türkçe AsusTek Computer Inc., bu aygıtın temel gereksinimlerle ve 1999/5/
EC Yönergesinin diğer ilgili koşullarıyla uyumlu olduğunu beyan eder. AB
uygunluk bildiriminin tam metni şu adreste bulunabilir:
www.asus.com/support
Bu aygıt aşağıda listelenen ülkelerde çalıştırılabilir:
Bosanski ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ovim izjavljuje da je ovaj uređaj usklađen
sa bitnim zahtjevima i ostalim odgovarajućim odredbama direktive 1999/5/
EC. Cijeli tekst EU izjave o usklađenosti dostupan je na:
www.asus.com/support
Ovaj uređaj može se koristiti u dolje navedenim zemljama:
AT
EE
IT
NO
BE
ES
IS
PL
BG
FI
LI
PT
CH
FR
LT
RO
CY
GB
LU
SE
CZ
GR
LV
SI
DE
HU
MT
SK
Appendix
English ASUSTeK Computer Inc. hereby declares that this device is in
compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of
Directive 1999/5/EC. Full text of EU declaration of conformity is available at:
www.asus.com/support
This device may be operated in the countries listed below:
Français AsusTek Computer Inc. déclare par la présente que cet appareil est
conforme aux critères essentiels et autres clauses pertinentes de la directive
1999/5/EC. La déclaration de conformité de l’UE peut être téléchargée à partir
du site Internet suivant: www.asus.com/support.
Cet appareil peut être utilisé dans les pays de la liste ci-dessous:
Deutsch ASUSTeK Computer Inc. erklärt hiermit, dass dieses Gerät mit
den wesentlichen Anforderungen und anderen relevanten Bestimmungen
der Richtlinie 1999/5/EC übereinstimmt. Der gesamte Text der EUKonformitätserklärung ist verfügbar unter: www.asus.com/support
Dieses Gerät darf in den unten aufgeführten Ländern betrieben werden:
Italiano ASUSTeK Computer Inc. con la presente dichiara che questo
dispositivo è conforme ai requisiti essenziali e alle altre disposizioni pertinenti
con la direttiva 1999/5/EC. Il testo completo della dichiarazione di conformità
UE è disponibile all’indirizzo: www.asus.com/support
Questo dispositivo può essere utilizzato nei paesi elencati qui di seguito:
Русский Компания ASUS заявляет, что это устройство соответствует
основным требованиям и другим соответствующим условиям европейской
директивы 1999/5/EC. Подробную информацию, пожалуйста, смотрите на
www.asus.com/support
Это устройство может работать в странах, которые приведены ниже:
Български С настоящото ASUSTeK Computer Inc. декларира, че това
устройство е в съответствие със съществените изисквания и другите
приложими постановления на Директива 1999/5/EC. Пълният текст на
декларацията за съответствие на ЕС е достъпна на адрес:
www.asus.com/support
Устройството може да се използва във всички страни, посочени по-долу:
Hrvatski ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ovim izjavljuje da je ovaj uređaj sukladan
s bitnim zahtjevima i ostalim odgovarajućim odredbama direktive 1999/5/
EZ. Cijeli tekst EU izjave o sukladnosti dostupan je na: www.asus.com/support
Ovaj uređaj može se koristiti u dolje navedenim zemljama:
Čeština Společnost ASUSTeK Computer Inc. tímto prohlašuje, že toto zařízení
splňuje základní požadavky a další příslušná ustanovení směrnice 1999/5/ EC.
Plné znění prohlášení o shodě EU je k dispozici na adrese:
www.asus.com/support
Toto zařízení lze používat v níže uvedených zemích:
Dansk ASUSTeK Computer Inc. erklærer hermed, at denne enhed er i
overensstemmelse med hovedkravene og andre relevante bestemmelser
i direktivet 1999/5/EC. Hele EU-overensstemmelseserklæringen kan findes på:
www.asus.com/support
Denne enhed kan bruges i landene, der står på listen nedenfor:
Nederlands ASUSTeK Computer Inc. verklaart hierbij dat dit apparaat
voldoet aan de essentiële vereisten en andere relevante bepalingen van de
verwante richtlijnen 1999/5/EC. De volledige tekst van de EU-verklaring van
conformiteit is beschikbaar op: www.asus.com/support
Dit apparaat kan worden gebruikt in de hieronder vermelde landen:
Eesti Käesolevaga kinnitab ASUSTeK Computer Inc, et see seade vastab
Direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ asjakohaste direktiivide oluliste nõuetele ja teistele
asjassepuutuvatele sätetele. EL vastavusdeklaratsiooni täielik tekst on
saadaval järgmisel aadressil: www.asus.com/support
Seda seadet võib kasutada alltoodud riikides:
Suomi ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ilmoittaa täten, että tämä laite on on
EY-direktiivin 1999/5/ olennaisten vaatimusten ja muiden tätä koskevien
säädösten mukainen. EU-yhdenmukaisuusilmoituksen koko teksti on
luettavissa osoitteessa: www.asus.com/support
Tätä laitetta voidaan käyttää alla luetelluissa maissa:
Ελληνικά Με τρ παρόν, η AsusTek Computer Inc. δηλώνει ότι αυτή
η συσκευή συμμρρφώνεται με τις θεμελιώδεις απαιτήσεις και άλλες
σχετικές διατάξεις της Οδηγίας 1999/5/ΕΕ. Τρ πλήρες κείμενρ της δήλωσης
συμβατότητας είναι διαθέσιμρ στη διεύθυνση: www.asus.com/support
Αυτή η συσκευή μπρρεί να λειτρυργήσει στις χώρες πρυ αναφέρρνται στη
λίστα πρυ ακρλρυθεί:
Magyar Az ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ezennel kijelenti, hogy ez az eszköz
megfelel az 1999/5/EK Irányelv lényeges követelményeinek és egyéb
vonatkozó rendelkezéseinek. Az EU megfelelőségi nyilatkozat teljes szövege
innen letölthető: www.asus.com/support
Az eszköz az alább felsorolt országokban működtethető:
Latviski „ASUSTeK Computer Inc.“ šiuo tvirtina, kad šis įrenginys atitinka
pagrindinius reikalavimus ir kitas svarbias Direktyvos 1999/5 EB nuostatas.
Visą ES atitikties deklaracijos tekstą galima rasti: www.asus.com/support
Šo ierīci var lietot tālāk norādītajās valstīs:
DK
IE
NL
TR
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ASUS contact information
Appendix
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
Telephone
Fax
Web site
4F, No. 150, Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei 112, Taiwan
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7798
www.asus.com
Technical Support
Telephone
Fax
Online support
+86-21-38429911
+86-21-5866-8722, ext. 9101#
http://qr.asus.com/techserv
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address
Telephone
Fax
Web site
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
+1-510-739-3777
+1-510-608-4555
http://www.asus.com/us/
Technical Support
Support fax
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
HarkortStr.21-23,40880Ratingen,Germany
+49-2102-959931
http://www.asus.com/de
http://eu-rma.asus.com/sales
Technical Support
Telephone
Support Fax
Online support
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+49-2102-5789555
+49-2102-959911
http://qr.asus.com/techserv
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ASUS STRIX H270F GAMING
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4F, No. 150, LI-TE Rd., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
GERMANY
Address:
Authorized representative in Europe:
Address, City:
Country:
STRIX H270F GAMING
Model name :
EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2(2011-09)
EN 301 489-3 V1.6.1(2013-12)
EN 301 489-4 V2.1.1(2013-12)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.2.1(2012-09)
EN 301 489-24 V1.5.1(2010-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.4.1(2008-11)
EN 302 291-2 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 302 623 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50566:2013/AC:2014
EN 50385:2002
EN 55024:2010
EN 61000-3-3:2013
EN 55020:2007+A11:2011
16/11/2016
Date of issue
2016
Year CE marking was first affixed
Jerry Shen
CEO
Position
Taipei, Taiwan
Place of issue
(EU conformity marking)
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
Regulation (EU) No. 617/2013
EN 60065:2002 / A12: 2011
Printed Name
Signature
RoHS – Directive 2011/65/EU
CE marking
Equipment Class 1
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
Ecodesign – Directive 2009/125/EC
EN 60950-1: 2006 / A12: 2011
EN 60950-1: 2006 / A2: 2013
Ver. 160217
LVD – Directive 2006/95/EC (until April 19th, 2016) and Directive 2014/35/EU (from April 20th, 2016)
EN 300 328 V1.8.1(2012-06)
EN 300 440-1 V1.6.1(2010-08)
EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1(2010-08)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V6.2.1(2013-04)
EN 301 908-2 V6.2.1(2013-10)
EN 301 908-13 V6.2.1(2014-02)
EN 301 893 V1.7.1(2012-06)
EN 300 330-2 V1.5.1(2010-02)
EN 50360:2001/A1:2012
EN 62479:2010
EN 62311:2008
R&TTE – Directive 1999/5/EC
EN 55022:2010+AC:2011
EN 55032:2012+AC:2013
EN 61000-3-2:2014
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
EMC – Directive 2004/108/EC (until April 19th, 2016) and Directive 2014/30/EU (from April 20th, 2016)
The object of the declaration described above is in conformity with the relevant Union harmonisation legislation:
Motherboard
Product name :
declare the following apparatus:
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Manufacturer:
We, the undersigned,
EU Declaration of Conformity
Adresse:
Fabricant:
Motherboard
STRIX H270F GAMING
GERMANY
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
4F, No. 150, LI-TE Rd., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN
EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2(2011-09)
EN 301 489-3 V1.6.1(2013-12)
EN 301 489-4 V2.1.1(2013-12)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.2.1(2012-09)
EN 301 489-24 V1.5.1(2010-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.4.1(2008-11)
EN 302 291-2 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 302 623 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50566:2013/AC:2014
EN 50385:2002
EN 55024:2010
EN 61000-3-3:2013
EN 55020:2007+A11:2011
Position
CEO
Nom en caractères d’imprimerie
Jerry Shen
Signature
Directive RoHS 2011/65/UE
Marquage CE
Equipement de classe 1
Regulation (CE) No. 1275/2008
Regulation (CE) No. 642/2009
Directive écoconception 2009/125/CE
EN 60950-1: 2006 / A12: 2011
EN 60950-1: 2006 / A2: 2013
Ver. 160217
Appendix
Année où commence l’apposition
du marquage CE
2016
Date d'Emission
16/11/2016
Taipei, Taiwan
Lieu de délivrance
(Marquage UE de conformité)
Regulation (CE) No. 278/2009
Regulation (UE) No. 617/2013
EN 60065:2002 / A12: 2011
Directive LVD 2006//125/CE (jusqu’au 19 avril 2016) et la directive 2014/34/UE (à partir du 20 avril 2016)
EN 300 328 V1.8.1(2012-06)
EN 300 440-1 V1.6.1(2010-08)
EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1(2010-08)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V6.2.1(2013-04)
EN 301 908-2 V6.2.1(2013-10)
EN 301 908-13 V6.2.1(2014-02)
EN 301 893 V1.7.1(2012-06)
EN 300 330-2 V1.5.1(2010-02)
EN 50360:2001/A1:2012
EN 62479:2010
EN 62311:2008
Directive R&TTE 1999/5/CE
EN 55022:2010+AC:2011
EN 55032:2012+AC:2013
EN 61000-3-2:2014
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
Directive CEM 2004/108/CE (jusqu’au 19 avril 2016) et la directive 2014/30/UE (à partir du 20 avril 2016)
L’objet de la déclaration décrit ci-dessus est conforme avec la législation d’harmonisation de l’Union applicable
Nom du modèle :
Nom du produit :
Déclarons l’appareil suivant:
Pays:
Adresse, ville:
Représentant autorisé en Europe:
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
DECLARATION UE DE CONFORMITE
Nous, soussignés
UE Declaración de Conformidad
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
GERMANY
Dirección, Ciudad:
País:
STRIX H270F GAMING
Nombre del modelo :
EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2(2011-09)
EN 301 489-3 V1.6.1(2013-12)
EN 301 489-4 V2.1.1(2013-12)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.2.1(2012-09)
EN 301 489-24 V1.5.1(2010-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.4.1(2008-11)
EN 302 291-2 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 302 623 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50566:2013/AC:2014
EN 50385:2002
EN 55024:2010
EN 61000-3-3:2013
EN 55020:2007+A11:2011
Ver. 160217
16/11/2016
Fecha de emisión
2016
Año en que se colocó
el marcado CE por primera vez
Jerry Shen
Nombre impreso
CEO
Posición
Taipei, Taiwan
Lugar de emisión
(marcado CE de conformidad)
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
Regulation (EU) No. 617/2013
EN 60065:2002 / A12: 2011
Firma
RoHS – Directiva 2011/65/UE
Marcado CE
Clase de equipo 1
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
Diseño Ecológico – Directiva 2009/125/CE
EN 60950-1: 2006 / A12: 2011
EN 60950-1: 2006 / A2: 2013
LVD Directiva 2006/95/CE (hasta el 19 de abril, 2016) y Directiva 2014/35/UE (desde el 20 de abril, 2016)
EN 300 328 V1.8.1(2012-06)
EN 300 440-1 V1.6.1(2010-08)
EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1(2010-08)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V6.2.1(2013-04)
EN 301 908-2 V6.2.1(2013-10)
EN 301 908-13 V6.2.1(2014-02)
EN 301 893 V1.7.1(2012-06)
EN 300 330-2 V1.5.1(2010-02)
EN 50360:2001/A1:2012
EN 62479:2010
EN 62311:2008
R&TTE – Directiva 1999/5/CE
EN 55022:2010+AC:2011
EN 55032:2012+AC:2013
EN 61000-3-2:2014
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
EMC Directiva 2004/108/CE (hasta el 19 de abril, 2016) y Directiva 2014/30/UE (desde el 20 de abril, 2016)
El objeto de la declaración descrita anteriormente es conforme con la legislación de armonización pertinente de la Unión:
Motherboard
Nombre del aparato :
Declaramos el siguiente producto:
Anschrift:
4F, No. 150, LI-TE Rd., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN
GERMANY
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
Motherboard
STRIX H270F GAMING
Modellbezeichnung:
EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2(2011-09)
EN 301 489-3 V1.6.1(2013-12)
EN 301 489-4 V2.1.1(2013-12)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.2.1(2012-09)
EN 301 489-24 V1.5.1(2010-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.4.1(2008-11)
EN 302 291-2 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 302 623 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50566:2013/AC:2014
EN 50385:2002
EN 55024:2010
EN 61000-3-3:2013
EN 55020:2007+A11:2011
Position
CEO
Name
Jerry Shen
Unterschrift
RoHS – Richtlinie 2011/65/EU
CE Kennzeichen
Geräteklasse 1
Verordnung (EG) No. 1275/2008
Verordnung (EG) No. 642/2009
Ökodesign – Richtlinie 2009/125/EG
EN 60950-1: 2006 / A12: 2011
EN 60950-1: 2006 / A2: 2013
Jahr der Kennzeichenvergabe
2016
Datum
16/11/2016
Taipei, Taiwan
Ort
(EU Konformitätszeichen)
Verordnung (EG) No. 278/2009
Verordnung (EU) No. 617/2013
EN 60065:2002 / A12: 2011
LVD – Richtlinie 2006/95/EG (bis 19. April 2016) und Richtlinie 2014/35/EU (ab 20. April 2016)
EN 300 328 V1.8.1(2012-06)
EN 300 440-1 V1.6.1(2010-08)
EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1(2010-08)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V6.2.1(2013-04)
EN 301 908-2 V6.2.1(2013-10)
EN 301 908-13 V6.2.1(2014-02)
EN 301 893 V1.7.1(2012-06)
EN 300 330-2 V1.5.1(2010-02)
EN 50360:2001/A1:2012
EN 62479:2010
EN 62311:2008
R&TTE – Richtlinie 1999/5/EG
EN 55022:2010+AC:2011
EN 55032:2012+AC:2013
EN 61000-3-2:2014
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
EMV – Richtlinie 2004/108/EG (bis 19. April 2016) und Richtlinie 2014/30/EU (ab 20. April 2016)
mit den nachstehend angegebenen, für das Produkt geltenden Richtlinien/Bestimmungen übereinstimmen:
Produktbezeichnung
dass nachstehend bezeichnete Produkte
Land:
4F, No. 150, LI-TE Rd., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
EU Konformitätserklärung
Anschrift des Bevollmächtigten:
Bevollmächtigter:
Hersteller:
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Dirección:
Hiermit erklären wir,
Representante autorizado en Europa:
Fabricante:
Nosotros, los abajo firmantes,
Ver. 160217
Appendix
A-8
Appendix
ASUS STRIX H270F GAMING
A-9
(510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Asus Computer International
Date :
Signature :
Representative Person’s Name :
Nov. 16, 2016
Steve Chang / President
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.
Supplementary Information:
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
Conforms to the following specifications:
Model Number : STRIX H270F GAMING
Product Name : Motherboard
hereby declares that the product
Phone/Fax No:
Address:
Responsible Party Name:
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Ver. 140331
Appendix