P6T SE - Mr Memory
Motherboard
P6T SE
E4481
First Edition
January 2009
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Contents
Contents ...................................................................................................................... iii
Notices ...................................................................................................................... vii
Safety information .................................................................................................... viii
About this guide ......................................................................................................... ix
P6T SE specifications summary ............................................................................... xi
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Welcome! .................................................................................................... 1-1
1.2
Package contents....................................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features.......................................................................................... 1-2
1.3.1
Product highlights........................................................................ 1-2
1.3.2
ASUS Unique features ............................................................... 1-2
Chapter 2:
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.7
Hardware information
Before you proceed ................................................................................... 2-1
Motherboard overview ............................................................................... 2-2
2.2.1
Motherboard layout ..................................................................... 2-2
2.2.2
Layout contents ........................................................................... 2-3
2.2.3
Placement direction..................................................................... 2-4
2.2.4
Screw holes................................................................................. 2-4
Central Processing Unit (CPU) ................................................................. 2-5
2.3.1
Installing the CPU ....................................................................... 2-5
2.3.2
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan ............................................ 2-8
2.3.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan........................................ 2-9
System memory ....................................................................................... 2-10
2.4.1
Overview ................................................................................... 2-10
2.4.2
Memory configurations .............................................................. 2-11
2.4.3
Installing a DIMM ...................................................................... 2-16
2.4.4
Removing a DIMM .................................................................... 2-16
Expansion slots........................................................................................ 2-17
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card...................................................... 2-17
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card ................................................. 2-17
2.5.3
Interrupt assignments................................................................ 2-18
2.5.4
PCI slots .................................................................................... 2-19
2.5.5
PCI Express x1 slot ................................................................... 2-19
2.5.6
PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots ......................................................... 2-19
Jumpers .................................................................................................... 2-21
Connectors ............................................................................................... 2-23
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors .............................................................. 2-23
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Contents
2.7.2
Audio I/O connections ............................................................... 2-24
2.7.3
Internal connectors.................................................................... 2-27
2.8
Starting up for the first time .................................................................... 2-36
2.9
Turning off the computer......................................................................... 2-36
Chapter 3:
3.1
3.2
3.3
3.4
3.5
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BIOS setup
Knowing BIOS ............................................................................................ 3-1
Updating BIOS ............................................................................................ 3-1
3.2.1
ASUS Update utility..................................................................... 3-2
3.2.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility ............................................................... 3-4
3.2.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility................................................... 3-5
BIOS setup program .................................................................................. 3-6
3.3.1
BIOS menu screen ...................................................................... 3-6
3.3.2
Menu bar ..................................................................................... 3-6
3.3.3
Navigation keys ........................................................................... 3-7
3.3.4
Menu items.................................................................................. 3-7
3.3.5
Submenu items ........................................................................... 3-7
3.3.6
Configuration fields ..................................................................... 3-7
3.3.7
Pop-up window............................................................................ 3-7
3.3.8
Scroll bar ..................................................................................... 3-7
3.3.9
General help................................................................................ 3-7
Main menu .................................................................................................. 3-8
3.4.1
SATA 1-6 ..................................................................................... 3-8
3.4.2
Storage Configuration ............................................................... 3-10
3.4.3
AHCI Configuration ................................................................... 3-10
3.4.4
System Information ................................................................... 3-11
Ai Tweaker menu ...................................................................................... 3-12
3.5.1
Ai Overclock Tuner ................................................................... 3-12
3.5.2
CPU Ratio Setting .................................................................... 3-13
3.5.3
Intel(R) SpeedStep(TM) Tech ................................................... 3-13
3.5.4
Intel(R) Turbo Mode Tech.......................................................... 3-13
3.5.5
DRAM Frequency ..................................................................... 3-14
3.5.6.
DRAM Timing Control .............................................................. 3-14
3.5.7
CPU Voltage ............................................................................ 3-16
3.5.8
CPU PLL Voltage ..................................................................... 3-16
3.5.9
QPI/DRAM Core Voltage .......................................................... 3-16
3.5.10
IOH Voltage .............................................................................. 3-16
3.5.11
IOH PCIE Voltage .................................................................... 3-16
3.5.12
ICH Voltage .............................................................................. 3-17
Contents
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.9
3.10
3.5.13
ICH PCIE Voltage ..................................................................... 3-17
3.5.14
DRAM Bus Voltage .................................................................. 3-17
3.5.15
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHA/B/C ................................... 3-17
3.5.16
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHA/B/C .................................. 3-18
3.5.17
Load-Line Calibration ............................................................... 3-18
3.5.18
CPU Differential Amplitude ....................................................... 3-18
3.5.19
CPU Clock Skew ...................................................................... 3-18
3.5.20
CPU Spread Spectrum ............................................................. 3-18
3.5.21
IOH Clock Skew ....................................................................... 3-18
3.5.22
PCIE Spread Spectrum ............................................................ 3-18
Advanced menu ....................................................................................... 3-19
3.6.1
CPU Configuration .................................................................... 3-19
3.6.2
Chipset ...................................................................................... 3-21
3.6.3
Onboard Device Configuration .................................................. 3-22
3.6.4
USB Configuration .................................................................... 3-23
3.6.5
PCIPnP ..................................................................................... 3-24
Power menu .............................................................................................. 3-24
3.7.1
Suspend Mode ......................................................................... 3-24
3.7.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume .................................................... 3-24
3.7.3
ACPI 2.0 Support ...................................................................... 3-24
3.7.4
ACPI APIC Support ................................................................... 3-25
3.7.5
APM Configuration .................................................................... 3-25
3.7.6
Hardware Monitor...................................................................... 3-26
Boot menu ................................................................................................ 3-27
3.8.1
Boot Device Priority................................................................... 3-27
3.8.2
Boot Settings Configuration ...................................................... 3-28
3.8.3
Security ..................................................................................... 3-28
Tools menu ............................................................................................... 3-30
3.9.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 ...................................................................... 3-31
3.9.2
Express Gate ............................................................................ 3-31
3.9.3
ASUS O.C. Profile ..................................................................... 3-32
3.9.4
AI NET 2.................................................................................... 3-33
Exit menu .................................................................................................. 3-34
Chapter 4:
4.1
4.2
Software support
Installing an operating system ................................................................. 4-1
Support DVD information .......................................................................... 4-1
4.2.1
Running the support DVD ........................................................... 4-1
4.2.2
Obtaining the software manuals.................................................. 4-2
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Contents
4.3
4.4
4.5
Software information ................................................................................. 4-3
4.3.1
ASUS PC Probe II ....................................................................... 4-3
4.3.2
ASUS AI Suite ............................................................................. 4-4
4.3.3
ASUS Fan Xpert.......................................................................... 4-5
4.3.4
ASUS EPU-6 Engine................................................................... 4-6
4.3.5
ASUS TurboV .............................................................................. 4-7
4.3.6
ASUS Express Gate.................................................................... 4-8
4.3.7
Audio configurations.................................................................... 4-9
RAID configurations ................................................................................ 4-10
4.4.1
RAID definitions ........................................................................ 4-10
4.4.2
Installing Serial ATA hard disks ................................................. 4-10
4.4.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS .................................................. 4-11
4.4.4
Intel® Matrix Storage Manager option ROM utility ..................... 4-11
Creating a RAID driver disk..................................................................... 4-15
4.5.1
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS ................ 4-15
4.5.2
Creating a RAID driver disk in Windows®.................................. 4-15
Chapter 5:
5.1
5.2
5.3
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ATI® CrossFireX™ technology support
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ATI CrossFireX™ technology .................................................................. 5-1
5.1.1
Requirements .............................................................................. 5-1
5.1.2
Before you begin ......................................................................... 5-1
Installing CrossFireX™ graphics cards ................................................... 5-2
5.2.1
Dual CrossFireX installation ........................................................ 5-2
5.2.2
Triple CrossFireX installation ...................................................... 5-3
Software information ................................................................................. 5-4
5.3.1
Installing the device drivers ......................................................... 5-4
5.3.2
Enabling the ATI® CrossFireX™ technology ............................... 5-4
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
•
This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required
to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department
of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
•
To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet
before relocating the system.
•
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables
for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If 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.
•
Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are
not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power
company.
•
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
•
Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals
that came with the package.
•
Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the power
cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.
•
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors,
slots, sockets and circuitry.
•
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area
where it may become wet.
•
Place the product on a stable surface.
•
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin
indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in
municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol
of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal
waste.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the
motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it
supports.
•
Chapter 2: Hardware information
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when
installing system components. It includes description of the switches, jumpers, and
connectors on the motherboard.
•
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.
•
Chapter 4: Software support
This chapter describes the contents of the support DVD that comes with the
motherboard package and the software.
•
Chapter 5: ATI® CrossFireX™ support
This chapter describes the ATI® CrossFireX™ feature and shows the graphics card
installation procedures.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software
updates.
1.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software
products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
2.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers,
that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the
standard package.
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Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used
throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to
complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key>
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign means
that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or
Return key.
<Key1> + <Key2> + <Key3> If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+).
Example: <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Del>
Command
Means that you must type the command exactly as shown, then
supply the required item or value enclosed in brackets.
Example: At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /iP6TSE.ROM
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P6TSEspecificationssummary
CPU
LGA1366 socket for Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition /
Core™ i7 Processor
Supports Intel® Dynamic Speed Technology
* Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
Chipset
Intel® X58 / ICH10R
System Bus
Up to 6.4GT/s; Intel® QuickPath Interconnect
Memory
6 x DIMM, max. 24GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) /
1800(O.C.) / 1600(O.C.) / 1333 / 1066 MHz, non-ECC,
un-buffered memory
Triple channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics
of individual CPUs.
** Refer to www.asus.com or this user manual for the
Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists)
Expansion Slots
3 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots (at x16 / x16 / x4 mode)
1 x PCI Express x1 slot
2 x PCI slots
Multi-GPU Support
Supports ATI® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Storage
Intel® ICH10R Southbridge:
- 6 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
- Intel® Matrix Storage supporting SATA RAID 0,1, 5, and 10
JMicron® JMB363 SATA & PATA controller
- 1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices
- 1 x External SATA 3.0 Gb/s port (SATA On-the-Go)
LAN
Realtek® 8111C PCIe Gigabit LAN controller featuring
AI NET2
USB
12 x USB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 6 ports at back panel)
IEEE 1394
VIA® VT6315N controller supports 2 x IEEE 1394a ports
(one at midboard; one at back panel)
Audio
Realtek® ALC1200 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports Jack-Detection, Multi-streaming, and Front Panel
Jack-Retasking technology
- Coaxial / Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
- ASUS Noise Filter
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ASUS Unique Features
ASUS Exclusive Features:
- ASUS TurboV
- ASUS 8+2 Phase Power Design
- Express Gate
ASUS Power Saving Solution:
- ASUS EPU-6 Engine
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
- ASUS Fanless Design: Heat-pipe solution
- ASUS Fanless Design: Stack Cool 2
- ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS Q-Shield
- ASUS Q-Connector
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS Stylish Features
ASUS MyLogo 2
Multi-language BIOS
ASUS Exclusive
Overclocking Features
ASUS TurboV utility
Precision Tweaker 2:
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.00625V increment
- vCPU PLL: 36-step reference voltage control
- vDRAM Bus: 49-step DRAM bus voltage control
- vChipset(N.B.): 31-step chipset voltage control
- vNB-PCIe: 65-step chipset-PCIe bus voltage control
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection):
- Internal Base Clock tuning from 100MHz up to 500 MHz at
1MHz increment
- PCI Express frequency tuning from 100MHz up to 180MHz
at 1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection:
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 Keyboard port (Purple)
1 x PS/2 Mouse port (Green)
1 x S/PDIF Out (Coaxial + Optical)
1 x External SATA
1 x IEEE1394a
1 x RJ45 port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1
8-channel Audio I/O
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Internal I/O Connectors
3 x USB connectors support additional 6 USB ports
1 x IDE connector
6 x SATA connectors
1 x CPU Fan connector
2 x Chassis Fan connectors
1 x Power Fan connector
1 x IEEE1394a connector
Front panel audio connector
1 x S/PDIF Out Header
Chassis Intrusion connector
CD audio in
24-pin ATX Power connector
8-pin EATX 12V Power connectors
System Panel (Q-Connector)
1 x Power on switch
BIOS Features
16 Mb AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, WfM 2.0, SM BIOS 2.3,
ACPI 2.0a
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Support DVD Contents
Drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update
ASUS AI Suite
Image-Editing Suite
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor, 12”x 9.6” (30.5cm x 24.4cm)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Chapter 1
1.1
Product introduction
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® P6T SE motherboard!
The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it another
standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!
Chapter 1
Chapter 1:
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the items in
your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
nual
UserMa
ASUS P6T SE motherboard
User guide
Support DVD
4 x Serial ATA signal cables
1 x Ultra DMA 133/
100/66 cable
1 x ASUS Q-Shield
1 x ASUS Q-Connector kit
ASUS P6T SE
•
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
•
The illustrated items above are for reference only. Actual product specifications may
vary with different models.
1-1
1.3
Special features
1.3.1
Product highlights
Green ASUS
Chapter 1
This motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union’s Restriction on the
use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision of creating
environment-friendly and recyclable products/packagings to safeguard consumers’ health
while minimizing the impact on the environment.
Intel® Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition / Core™ i7 Processor support
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processors in LGA1366 package with
integrated memory controller to support 3-channel (6 DIMMs) DDR3 memory. Supports Intel®
QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) with a system bus of up to 6.4GT/s and a max bandwidth of
up to 25.6GB/s. Intel® Core™ i7 processor is one of the most powerful and energy efficient
CPUs in the world. See page 2-5 for details.
Intel® X58 Chipset
The Intel® X58 Express Chipset is the latest chipset designed to support latest Intel® Core™
i7 Processors and Intel’s next generation system interconnect interface, Intel® QuickPath
Interconnect (QPI), providing improved performance by utilizing serial point-to-point links,
allowing increased bandwidth and stability. It also supports up to 36 PCI Express 2.0 lanes
providing better graphics performance.
Triple-Channel DDR3 2000(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) / 1800(O.C.) / 1600(O.C.) / 1333 /
1066 support
The motherboard supports DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of 2000(O.C.)
/ 1866(O.C.) / 1800(O.C.) / 1600(O.C.) /1333 / 1066 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth
requirements of the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The triplechannel DDR3 architecture enlarges the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system
performance. See page 2-10 for details.
ATI® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
ATI’s CrossFireX™ boosts image quality along with rendering speed, eliminating the
need to scale down screen resolution to get high quality images. CrossFireX™ allows
higher antialiasing, anisotropic filtering, shading, and texture settings. Adjust your display
configurations, experiment with the advanced 3D settings, and check the effects with a realtime 3D-rendered previews within ATI Catalyst™ Control Center. See Chapter 5 for details.
1.3.2
ASUS Unique features
ASUS TurboV
Feel the adrenaline rush of real-time OC—now a reality with the ASUS TurboV. This extreme
OC tool lets you set new ambitions on the OC stage with an advanced and easy-to-use
interface—allowing you to overclock without exiting or rebooting the OS. With micro
adjustments of the CPU PLL, NB, NB-PCIe, and DRAM voltages in 0.02v intervals, there are
no limits—only extreme results to break new OC records! See page 4-7 for details.
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
ASUS 8+2 Phase Power Design
Chapter 1
With power efficiency so important to operating temperatures, ASUS 8+2 phase VRM design
(8-phase to vCore; 2-phase to vDRAM/QPI controller inside CPU) leads the industry with its
96% power efficiency. High quality power components such as low RDS (on) MOSFETs for
minimum switching loss & lower temperatures, Ferrite core chokes with lower hysteresis loss,
and high quality Japanese-made conductive polymer capacitors all add up to ensure longer
component life and lower power loss—creating more energy efficiency.
ASUS Express Gate
Taking only 5 seconds to go online from bootup, Express Gate is the one-stop gateway to
instant fun! It’s a unique motherboard built-in OS. You can utilize the most popular Instant
Messengers (IM) like MSN, Skype, Google talk, QQ, and Yahoo! Messenger to keep in touch
with friends, or quickly check on the weather and e-mails just before leaving your house.
What’s more, the user-friendly picture manager lets you view your pictures without entering
Windows at anytime! See page 3-31 and 4-8 for details.
The actual boot time depends on the system configuration.
ASUS Power Saving Solution
ASUS Power Saving solution intelligently and automatically provides balanced computing
power and energy consumption.
ASUS EPU-6 Engine
The new ASUS EPU—the world’s first power saving engine, has been upgraded to a
new 6 engine version, which provides total system power savings by detecting current
PC loadings and intelligently moderating power in real-time. With auto phase switching
for components (which includes the CPU, VGA card, memory, chipset, hard drives and
CPU cooler / system fans), the EPU automatically provides the most appropriate power
usage via intelligent acceleration and overclocking—helping save power and money.
See page 4-6 for details.
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
ASUS Quiet Thermal solution makes system more stable and enhances the overclocking
capability.
Fanless Design—Heat-pipe solution
The Heat Pipe design effectively directs the heat generated by the chipsets to the
heatsink near the back IO ports, where it can be carried away by existing airflow from
CPU fan or bundled optional fan. The purpose of the innovative heat pipe design on
this motherboard is that the groundbreaking fanless design does not have lifetime
problems as a chipset fan does. Furthermore, it provides options for users to install
side-flow fan or passive cooler. The Heat Pipe design is the most reliable fanless
thermal solution to date.
DO NOT uninstall the heat-pipe by yourself. Doing so may bend the tubing and affect the
heat dissipation performance.
ASUS P6T SE
1-3
Fanless Design - Stack Cool 2
Chapter 1
ASUS Stack Cool 2 is a fan-less and zero-noise cooling solution that lowers the
temperature of critical heat generating components. The motherboard uses a special
design on the printed circuit board (PCB) to dissipate heat these critical components
generate.
Fan Xpert
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows users to adjust both the CPU and chassis fan
speed according to different ambient temperature, which is caused by different climate
conditions in different geographic regions and system loading. Built-in variety of useful
profiles offer flexible controls of fan speed to achieve a quiet and cool environment.
See page 4-5 for details.
ASUS Crystal Sound
This feature can enhance speech-centric applications like Skype, online game, video
conference and recording.
Noise Filter
This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises (non-voice signals) like computer
fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then eliminates it in the incoming
audio stream while recording.
ASUS EZ DIY
ASUS EZ DIY feature collection provides you easy ways to install computer components,
update the BIOS or back up your favorite settings.
ASUS Q-Shield
The specially designed ASUS Q-Shield provides conductivity to best protect your
motherboard against static electricity damage and shields it against Electronic
Magnetic Interference (EMI). Without the usual "fingers" present, this new design is
convenient and safe to install.
ASUS Q-Connector
ASUS Q-Connector allows you to easily connect or disconnect the chassis front panel
cables to the motherboard. This unique module eliminates the trouble of connecting the
system panel cables one at a time and avoiding wrong cable connections. See page
2-35 for details.
ASUS O.C. Profile
The motherboard features the ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to conveniently
store or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS settings can be stored in the CMOS or
a separate file, giving users freedom to share and distribute their favorite settings. See
page 3-32 for details.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data from a USB
flash disk containing the BIOS file. See page 3-5 for details.
1-4
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Chapter 1
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply press the predefined hotkey
to launch the utility and update the BIOS without entering the OS. Update your BIOS
easily without preparing a bootable diskette or using an OS-based flash utility. See
page 3-4 for details.
ASUS MyLogo2™
This feature allows you to convert your favorite photo into a 256-color boot logo for a more
colorful and vivid image on your screen.
ASUS Multi-language BIOS
The multi-language BIOS allows you to select the language of your choice from the available
options. The localized BIOS setup menu helps you configure your system easier and faster.
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1-5
Chapter 1
1-6
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
Chapter 2
2.1
Before you proceed
Hardware information
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change
any motherboard settings.
•
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.
•
Before handling components, use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded
object or a metal object, such as the power supply case, to avoid damaging them due
to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the
bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power supply is
switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so
may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, or components.
Chapter 2
Chapter 2:
Power-on switch
The motherboard comes with a power-on switch that allows you to wake/power up the system
and lights up to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode. This is a
reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before removing
or plugging in any motherboard component. The illustration below shows the location of the
onboard power-on switch.
ASUS P6T SE
2-1
2.2
Motherboard overview
2.2.1
Motherboard layout
Chapter 2
Refer to 2.8 Connectors for more information about rear panel connectors and internal
connectors.
2-2
Chapter 2: Hardware information
Layout contents
Connectors/Jumpers/Slots
Page
1.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 8-pin EATX12V)
2-33
2.
LGA1366 CPU Socket
2-5
3.
DDR3 DIMM slots
2-10
4.
CPU / DRAM Bus / QPI DRAM overvoltage settings (3-pin
OV_CPU; 3-pin OV_DRAM_BUS; 3-pin OV_QPI_DRAM)
2-22
5.
Onboard Power-on switch
2-1
6.
CPU, chassis, and power fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN,
3-pin CHA_FAN1–2, 3-pin PWR_FAN)
2-32
7.
ICH10R Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1-6)
2-29
8.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_EIDE)
2-28
9.
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
2-21
10.
System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
2-34
11.
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
2-31
12.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB78, USB910, USB1112)
2-30
13.
IEEE 1394a port connector (10-1 pin IE1394_2)
2-31
14.
Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)
2-30
15.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
2-27
16.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
2-27
ASUS P6T SE
Chapter 2
2.2.2
2-3
2.2.3
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, ensure that you place it into the chassis in the correct
orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the chassis as indicated in
the image below.
2.2.4
Screw holes
Place nine screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the
chassis.
DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
Chapter 2
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
2-4
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
2.3.1
•
Ensure that all power cables are unplugged before installing the CPU.
•
Connect the chassis fan cable to the CHA_FAN1 connector to ensure system stability.
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, ensure that the PnP cap is on the socket and
the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer immediately if the PnP cap
is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard
components. ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/
transit-related.
•
Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return Merchandise
Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes with the cap on the
LGA1366 socket.
•
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts resulting from
incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/incorrect removal of the PnP
cap.
Chapter 2
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA1366 socket designed for the Intel®
Core™ i7 Processor Extreme Edition / Core™ i7 Processor.
Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
1.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
Before installing the CPU, ensure that the cam box is facing towards you and the load lever
is on your left.
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2-5
2.
Press the load lever with your thumb
(A), then move it to the left (B) until it is
released from the retention tab.
To prevent damage to the socket pins,
do not remove the PnP cap unless
you are installing a CPU.
3.
Lift the load lever in the direction of the
arrow to a 135º angle.
4.
Lift the load plate with your thumb and
forefinger to a 100º angle.
Retention tab
A
B
Load lever
Load plate
4
Chapter 2
3
5.
Remove the PnP cap from the CPU
socket.
PnP cap
2-6
Chapter 2: Hardware information
6.
Position the CPU over the socket,
ensuring that the gold triangle is on the
bottom-left corner of the socket, and then
fit the socket alignment key into the CPU
notch.
The CPU fits in only one correct
orientation. DO NOT force the CPU
into the socket to prevent bending
the connectors on the socket and
damaging the CPU!
Gold
triangle
mark
CPU notch
7.
Chapter 2
Alignment key
Apply some Thermal Interface Material
to the exposed area of the CPU that the
heatsink will be in contact with, ensuring
that it is spread in an even thin layer.
Some heatsinks come with preapplied thermal paste. If so, skip this
step.
The Thermal Interface Material is toxic.
DO NOT eat is. If it gets into your eyes
or touches your skin, ensure to wash it
off immediately and seek professional
medical help.
8.
Close the load plate (A), and then push
the load lever (B) until it snaps into the
retention tab.
A
B
ASUS P6T SE
2-7
2.3.2
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan
The Intel® LGA1366 processor requires a specially designed heatsink and fan assembly to
ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
•
When you buy a boxed Intel® processor, the package includes the CPU fan and
heatsink assembly. If you buy a CPU separately, ensure that you use only
Intel®-certified multi-directional heatsink and fan.
•
Your Intel® LGA1366 heatsink and fan assembly comes in a push-pin design and
requires no tool to install.
•
If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, ensure that you have
properly applied Thermal Interface Material to the CPU heatsink or CPU before you
install the heatsink and fan assembly.
•
Your P6T SE motherboard is compatible with LGA1366 and LGA775 CPU fan and
heatsink assemblies, providing more flexibility for CPU cooling options.
Chapter 2
Ensure that you have installed the motherboard to the chassis before you install the CPU
fan and heatsink assembly.
If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, ensure that the Thermal
Interface Material is properly applied to the CPU heatsink or CPU before you install the
heatsink and fan assembly.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
2.
Place the heatsink on top of the installed
CPU, making sure that the four fasteners
match the holes on the motherboard.
Push down two fasteners at a time in
a diagonal sequence to secure the
heatsink and fan assembly in place.
A
B
B
A
A
B
1
B
A
1
Orient the heatsink and fan assembly such that the CPU fan cable is closest to the CPU fan
connector.
2-8
Chapter 2: Hardware information
3.
Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN.
2.3.3
Chapter 2
DO NOT forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors can occur if
you fail to plug this connector.
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
Disconnect the CPU fan cable from the
connector on the motherboard.
2.
Rotate each fastener counterclockwise.
3.
Pull up two fasteners at a time in a
diagonal sequence to disengage the
heatsink and fan assembly from the
motherboard.
4.
A
B
B
A
A
B
B
A
Carefully remove the heatsink and fan assembly from the motherboard.
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2-9
2.4
System memory
2.4.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with six Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory Modules
(DIMM) sockets.
A DDR3 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR2 DIMM but is notched
differently to prevent installation on a DDR2 DIMM socket. DDR3 modules are developed for
better performance with less power consumption.
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR3 DIMM sockets:
Chapter 2
Channel
Sockets
Channel A
DIMM_A1 and DIMM_A2
Channel B
DIMM_B1 and DIMM_B2
Channel C
DIMM_C1 and DIMM_C2
Recommended memory configuration for better performance
Sockets
Mode
DIMM_A2
DIMM_A1
DIMM_B2
DIMM_B1
DIMM_C2
DIMM_C1
2 DIMMs
-
Populated
-
Populated
-
-
3 DIMMs
-
Populated
-
Populated
-
Populated
4 DIMMs
Populated
Populated
-
Populated
-
Populated
6 DIMMs
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
Populated
Due to Intel CPU spec definition, the system will not boot if only one DIMM is installed in
DIMM slot A2, B2, or C2. Follow the table above for recommended memory configuration.
2-10
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.4.2
Memory configurations
•
You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A, Channel B and Channel C. The
system maps the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dual-channel or triplechannel configuration. Any excess memory from the higher-sized channel is then
mapped for single-channel operation.
•
Due to Intel spec definition, X.M.P. DIMMs and DDR3-1600 are supported for one
DIMM per channel only.
•
According to Intel CPU spec, DIMMs with voltage requirement over 1.65V may
damage the CPU permanently. We recommend you install the DIMMs with the voltage
requirement below 1.65V.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility, we
recommend that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor.
•
Due to the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows OS, when you install 4GB or
more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory for the OS can be about
3GB or less. For effective use of memory, we recommend that you install a 64-bit
Windows OS when having 4GB or more memory installed on the motherboard.
•
This motherboard does not support DIMMs made up of 256 megabit (Mb) chips or
less.
•
The default memory operation frequency is dependent on its SPD. Under the default
state, some memory modules for overclocking may operate at a lower frequency than
the vendor-marked value.
•
For system stability, use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a full
memory load (6 DIMMs) or overclocking condition.
Chapter 2
You may install 1GB, 2GB and 4GB unbuffered and non-ECC DDR3 DIMMs into the DIMM
sockets.
P6T SE Motherboard
Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-2000MHz capability
Vendor
Part No.
Size
CORSAIR
BoxP/N:
TW3X2G2000DFNV
(CM3X1G2000DFNV)
(EPP)
2GB
(Kit of 2)
OCZ
OCZ3FXT20002GK
2GB
(Kit of 2)
OCZ
OCZ3P20002GK
(EPP)
2GB
(Kit of 2)
Gingle
9CAASS37AZZ01D1
2GB
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
DS
SS
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
Timing
DIMM (BIOS)
Voltage
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
8-8-8-24
1.9
•
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
8
1.9
•
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
9
1.9
•
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
9-9-9-24
A*
B*
•
P6T SE Motherboard
Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1866MHz capability
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
DIMM (BIOS)
Voltage
KINGSTON
KHX14900D3K3/3GX
(XMP)
3GB
(Kit of 3)
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
(1333-9-9-9-24)
1.65
Aeneon
AXH760UD10-18J
(XMP)
1GB
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
Aeneon
AXH860UD20-18J
(XMP)
2GB
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
ASUS P6T SE
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
A*
B*
•
•
CL10
(1333-8-8-8-24)
•
•
CL10
(1333-8-8-8-24)
•
•
2-11
P6T SE Motherboard
Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1800MHz capability
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
DIMM (BIOS)
CORSAIR
CM3X1024-1800C7DIN
(XMP)
1GB
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
7
KINGSTON
KHX14400D3K2/2GN
(EPP)
2GB
(Kit of 2)
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
KINGSTON
KHX14400D3K3/3GX
(XMP)
3GB
(Kit of 3)
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
(1333-9-9-9-24)
Transcend
TX1800KLU-2GK
(XMP)
2GB
(Kit of 2)
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
8
Patriot
PVS32G1800LLKN
(EPP)
2GB
(Kit of 2)
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
CL8-8-8-20
(1066-7-7-7-20)
SS
Voltage
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
A*
B*
•
•
1.9
•
•
1.65
•
•
•
•
•
•
1.9
Chapter 2
Side(s): SS - Single-sided DS - Double-sided
DIMM support:
•
A*: Supports two (2) modules inserted into slot A1 and B1 as one pair of
Dual-channel memory configuration.
•
B*: Supports three (3) modules inserted into the orange slots (A1, B1 and
C1) as one set of Triple-channel memory configuration.
•
ASUS exclusively provides hyper DIMM support function.
•
Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs.
•
Visit the ASUS website for the latest QVL.
P6T SE Motherboard
Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1600MHz capability
2-12
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Brand Chip NO.
A-DATA
AD31600E001GMU
3GB
(Kit of 3)
SS
N/A
CORSAIR
BoxP/N:
TWIN3X2048-1600C7DHXIN
(CM3X1024-1600C7DHXIN)
(XMP)
2GB
(Kit of 2)
SS
CORSAIR
BoxP/N:
TW3X4G1600C9DHXNV
(CM3X2G1600C9DHXNV)
4GB
(Kit of 2)
CORSAIR
BoxP/N:
TWIN3X4096-1600C7DHXIN
(CM3X2048-1600C7DHXIN)
CORSAIR
Crucial
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
Timing
DIMM (BIOS)
Voltage
A*
B*
C*
D*
Heat-Sink
Package
CL8-8-8-24
(1333-9-9-9-24)
1.65-1.85
•
•
•
•
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
7-7-7-20
(1333-9-9-9-24)
1.80
•
•
•
•
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
(1333-9-9--9-24)
1.80
•
•
•
•
4GB
(Kit of 2)
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
(1601-7-7-7-20)
1.90
•
•
•
TR3X6G1600C9(XMP)
6GB
(Kit of 3)
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
CL9-9-9-24
(1333-9-9-9-24)
1.65
•
•
•
BL12864BA1608.8SFB
(XMP)
1GB
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
(1601-8-8-8-24)
1.8
•
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL7D-2GBHZ
2GB
(Kit of 2)
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
(1601-7-7-7-18)
1.9
•
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9D-2GBNQ
2GB
(Kit of 2)
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
(1333-9-9-9-24)
1.6
•
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL7D-4GBPI
4GB
(Kit of 2)
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
7-7-7-18
(1333-9-9-9-24)
1.9
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ
6GB
(Kit of 3)
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
9-9-9-24
(1601-9-9-9-24)
1.5-1.6
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX12800D3LLK3/3GX
(XMP)
3GB
(Kit of 3)
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
(1333-9-9-9-24)
1.65
•
•
7-6-6-24
(1333-7-7-7-20)
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3P1600EB1G
1GB
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
OCZ
OCZ3P16002GK
2GB
(Kit of 2)
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
7 (1333-7-7-7-20)
OCZ
OCZ3T1600XM2GK
(XMP)
2GB
(Kit of 2)
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
(1601-8-8-8-28)
OCZ
OCZ3P1600EB4GK
4GB
(Kit of 2)
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
7-7-6
(1333-7-7-7-20)
•
1.8
•
•
•
•
Chapter 2: Hardware information
•
P6T SE Motherboard
Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1600MHz capability (continued)
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Brand Chip NO.
Timing
DIMM (BIOS)
Voltage
OCZ
OCZ3X16004GK
4GB
(Kit of 2)
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
7-7-7-20
1.9
Aeneon
AXH760UD10-16H
1GB
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
Aeneon
AXH860UD20-16H
2GB
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
Cell Shock
CS322271
2GB
(Kit of 2)
Mushkin
996657
4GB
(Kit of 2)
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
7-7-7-14
(1066-7-7-7-20)
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
Patriot
PVT33G1600ELK
3GB
(Kit of 3)
7-7-7-20
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
CL9-9-9-24
(1066-7-7-7-20)
1.65
Patriot
PVS34G1600LLKN
4GB
(Kit of 2)
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
7-7-7-20
(1066-7-7-7-20)
Patriot
PVT36G1600ELK
6GB
(Kit of 3)
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
CL9-9-9-24
(1066-7-7-7-20)
PQI
MFADR401PA0102
2GB
DS
SAMSUNG K4B1G08460
Team
BoxP/N:
TXD32048M1600HC7DC
(TXD31024M1600HC7)
2GB
(Kit of 2)
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink
Package
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
A*
B*
C*
•
•
•
(1601-9-9-9-28)
•
•
•
(1601-9-9-9-28)
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
2.0
•
•
1.65
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
1.7-1.9
9-9-9-24
(1333-9-9-9-24)
7-7-7-21
(1333-8-8-824)
1.75-1.85
D*
•
•
Chapter 2
Vendor
P6T SE Motherboard
Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1333MHz capability
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
A*
B*
C*
D*
•
•
•
•
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Brand Chip NO.
Timing
Dimm(Bios)
Voltage
A-DATA
SC63I1B16
SAMSUNG K4B1G0846D
AD31333E002G0U
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
•
78.01GC6.420
SS
ELPIDA
•
•
•
•
Apacer
78.01GC8.422
1GB
SS
ELPIDA
(1333-9-9-9-24)
•
•
•
•
Apacer
78.A1GC6.421
2GB
DS
ELPIDA
(1333-9-9-9-24)
•
•
•
•
Apacer
78.A1GC8.423
2GB
DS
ELPIDA
J1108BABG-DJ-E
J1108BABG-DJ-E
(ECC)
J1108BABG-DJ-E
J1108BABG-DJ-E
(ECC)
(1333-9-9-9-24)
CL7-7-7-20
(1333-9-9-9-24)
(1333-9-9-9-24)
1.65-1.85 •
Apacer
2GB
6GB
(Kit of 3)
1GB
DS
A-DATA
•
CORSAIR
CM3X1G1333C9D6
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
CORSAIR
TR3X3G1333C9
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
CORSAIR
CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
BoxP/N:
TWIN3X2048-1333C9
(CM3X1024-1333C9)
BoxP/N:
TW3X4G1333C9DHX
(CM3X2048-1333C9DHX)
3GB
(Kit of 3)
3GB
(Kit of 3)
1GB
DS
N/A
2GB
(Kit of 2)
DS
N/A
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CM3X2G1333C9D6
CORSAIR
TR3X6G1333C9
Crucial
CT12864BA1339.8SFB
4GB
(Kit of 2)
6GB
(Kit of 3)
6GB
(Kit of 3)
1GB
DS
N/A
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Heat-Sink Package
9-9-9-24
(1337-9-9-9-24)
9-9-9-24
(1333-9-9-9-24)
(1333-9-9-9-24)
1.1
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Heat-Sink Package
9-9-9-24
(1066-7-7-7-20)
1.70
•
•
Heat-Sink Package
9-9-9-24
(1066-7-7-7-20)
1.70
•
•
9-9-9-24
(1337-9-9-9-24)
9-9-9-24
(1333-9-9-9-24)
(1333-9-9-9-24)
1.5
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(1333-9-9-9-24)
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DS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
SS
MICRON
(1333-9-9-9-24)
Crucial
CT12864BA1339.8SFD
1GB
SS
MICRON
Crucial
CT25664BA1339.16SFD
2GB
DS
MICRON
D9GTS
MT8JF12864AY1G4D1
D9JNM
ELPIDA
EBJ10UE8BAW0-DJ-E
1GB
SS
ELPIDA
J1108BABG-DJ-E
ELPIDA
EBJ21UE8BAW0-DJ-E
2GB
DS
ELPIDA
J1108BABG-DJ-E
(1333-9-9-9-24)
CL9
(1333-9-9-9-24)
CL9
(1333-9-9-9-24)
G.SKILL
F3-10600CL8D-2GBHK
G.SKILL
F3-10600CL9D-2GBPK
G.SKILL
F3-10600CL9D-2GBNQ
G.SKILL
F3-10666CL9D-4GBPK
2GB
(Kit of 2)
2GB
(Kit of 2)
2GB
(Kit of 2)
4GB
(Kit of 2)
ASUS P6T SE
•
•
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•
•
•
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SS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
(1337-8-8-8-22)
1.65
•
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SS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
(1333-9-9-9-24)
1.65
•
•
•
•
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
(1333-9-9-9-24)
1.5-1.65
•
•
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DS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
(1333-9-9-9-24)
1.65
•
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2-13
P6T SE Motherboard
Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1333MHz capability (continued)
DIMM socket support
(Optional)
A*
B*
C*
D*
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Brand Chip NO.
Timing
Dimm(Bios)
Voltage
G.SKILL
F3-10666CL9T-6GBNQ
6GB
(Kit of 3)
1GB
1GB
2GB
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
•
•
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
J1108BASE-DJ-E
J1108BASE-DJ-E
J1108BASE-DJ-E
9-9-9-24
(1333-9-9-9-24)
(1333-9-9-9-24)
(1333-9-9-9-24)
(1333-9-9-9-24)
1.5
SS
SS
DS
1.5
1.5
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
1GB
SS
MICRON
Z9HWR
(1333-9-9-9-24)
•
•
•
2GB
DS
MICRON
Z9HWR
(1333-9-9-9-24)
•
•
•
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
•
•
•
KINGMAX FLFD45F-B8EE9
KINGSTON KVR1333D3N9/1G
KINGSTON KVR1333D3N9/2G
MT8JTF12864AYMICRON
1G4BYES
MT16JTF25664AYMICRON
1G4BYES
OCZ3RPX1333EB2GK
OCZ
Chapter 2
OCZ
OCZ3X1333GK
1GB
3GB
(Kit of 3)
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
OCZ
OCZ3P13332GK
1GB
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
(1066-6-5-5-20)
7-7-7
(1066-6-6-6-16)
7-7-7-20
(1333-9-9-9-24)
OCZ
OCZ3P13334GK
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
7 (1333-7-7-7-20) 1.8
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3RPX1333EB4GK
4GB
(Kit of 2)
4GB
(Kit of 2)
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
(1066-6-5-5)
•
•
Qimonda
IMSH1GU03A1F1C-13H
1GB
SS
Qimonda
9 (1333-9-9-9-24)
•
Qimonda
IMSH2GU13A1F1C-13H
2GB
DS
Qimonda
9 (1333-9-9-9-24)
•
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
Transcend
Transcend
Asint
Asint
BUFFALO
BUFFALO
Elixir
Patriot
M378B2873DZ1-CH9
M391B2873DZ1-CH9
M378B5673DZ1-CH9
M391B5673DZ1-CH9
TS128MLK64V3U
TS256MLK64V3U
SLY3128M8-EDJ
SLZ3128M8-EDJ
FSX1333D3G-1G
FSX1333D3G-2G
M2F2G64CB8HA4N-CG
PDC32G1333LLK
1GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
1GB
2GB
1GB
2GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
1GB
3GB
(Kit of 3)
6GB
(Kit of 3)
1GB
SS
SS
DS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
DS
SS
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
Asint
Asint
N/A
N/A
Elixir
PATRIOT
IDSH1G-03A1F1C13H
IDSH1G-03A1F1C13H
K4B1G0846D
K4B1G0846D(ECC)
K4B1G0846D
K4B1G0846D(ECC)
K4B1G0846D
K4B1G0846D
DDRIII1208-DJ
DDRIII1208-DJ
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
N2CB1G80AN-CG
Heat-Sink Package
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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SS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
•
DS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
•
DS
PQI
PQC3648S15R
9 (1333-9-9-9-24)
9 (1333-9-9-9-24)
9 (1333-9-9-9-24)
9 (1333-9-9-9-24)
9 (1333-9-9-9-24)
9 (1333-9-9-9-24)
(9-9-9-24)
(9-9-9-24)
(1066-7-7-7-20)
(1066-7-7-7-20)
(1333-9-9-9-24)
7 (1337-7-7-7-20) 1.7
CL9-9-9-24
(1066-7-7-7-20) 1.65
CL9-9-9-24
(1066-7-7-7-20) 1.65
(1333-9-9-9-24)
•
Patriot
PVT33G1333ELK
Patriot
PVT36G1333ELK
PQI
MFACR322LA0105
1.6
•
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1.85
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P6T SE Motherboard
Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1067MHz capability
2-14
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Brand Chip NO.
Timing DIMM
(BIOS)
CORSAIR
Crucial
Crucial
Crucial
CM3X1024-1066C7
CT12864BA1067.8SFB
CT12864BA1067.8SFD
CT25664BA1067.16SFD
1GB
1GB
1GB
2GB
DS
SS
SS
DS
N/A
MICRON
MICRON
MICRON
ELPIDA
EBJ10UE8BAW0-AE-E
1GB
SS
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
EBJ11RD8BAFA-AE-E
EBJ11UD8BAFA-AG-E
1GB
1GB
DS
DS
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
EBJ21UE8BAW0-AE-E
2GB
DS
ELPIDA
7
7
7
7
CL7
J1108BABG-DJ-E
(1066-7-7-7-20)
J5308BASE-AC-E (ECC) 7
J5308BASE-AC-E
8
CL7
J1108BABG-DJ-E
(1066-7-7-7-20)
G.SKILL
F3-8500CL6D-2GBHK
SS
N/A
Heat-Sink Package
6-6-6-15
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
MICRON
HMT112U6AFP8C-G7N0
HYMT112U64ZNF8-G7
HMT125U6AFP8C-G7N0
HYMT125U64ZNF8-G7
KVR1066D3N7/1G
KVR1066D3N7/2G
MT8JTF12864AY-1G1D1
2GB
(Kit of 2)
1GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
1GB
2GB
1GB
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
DS
SS
HYNIX
HYNIX
HYNIX
HYNIX
ELPIDA
SAMSUNG
MICRON
H5TQ1G83AFPG7C
HY5TQ1G831ZNFP-G7
H5TQ1G83AFPG7C
HY5TQ1G831ZNFP-G7
J5308BASE-AC-E
K4B1G0846C-ZCF8
7VD22
7
7
7
7
Heat-Sink Package
Z9HWQ
D9JNL
D9JNL
DIMM socket support
Voltage (Optional)
A*
B*
C*
D*
1.1
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•
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1.65
1.5
1.5
7
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
•
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•
•
P6T SE Motherboard
Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL) DDR3-1067MHz capability (continued)
Vendor
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip Brand Chip NO.
Timing DIMM
(BIOS)
MICRON
Qimonda
Qimonda
Qimonda
Qimonda
Qimonda
MT16JTF25664AY-1G1D1
IMSH1GU03A1F1C-10F
IMSH1GU03A1F1C-10G
IMSH1GU13A1F1C-10F
IMSH2GU13A1F1C-10F
IMSH2GU13A1F1C-10G
2GB
1GB
1GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
DS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
MICRON
Qimonda
Qimonda
7
7
8
Qimonda
Qimonda
7VD22
IDSH1G-03A1F1C-10F
IDSH1G-03A1F1C-10G
IDSH51-03A1F1C-10F
IDSH1G-03A1F1C-10F
IDSH1G-03A1F1C-10G
Transcend
TS256MLK64V1U
2GB
DS
ELPIDA
J1108BABG-AE-E
Aeneon
Asint
Asint
Elixir
WINTEC
AEH760UD00-10FA98X
SLY3128M8-EAE
SLZ3128M8-EAE
M2F2G64CB8HAN4-BE
3DU3191A-10
1GB
1GB
2GB
2GB
1GB
DS
SS
DS
DS
DS
AENEON
Asint
Asint
Elixir
Qimonda
AEH93R10F
DDRIII1208-AE
DDRIII1208-AE
N2CB1G80AN-BE
IDSH51-03A1F1C-10F
7
8
CL7
(1066-7-7-7-20)
7
(7-7-7-20)
(7-7-7-20)
7
7
DIMM socket support
Voltage (Optional)
A*
B*
C*
D*
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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ASUS P6T SE
•
According to Intel spec definition, DDR3-1600 is supported for one DIMM per channel
only. ASUS exclusively provides two DDR3-1600 DIMM support for each memory
channel.
•
Visit the ASUS website for the latest QVL.
Chapter 2
Side(s): SS - Single-sided DS - Double-sided
DIMM support:
•
A*: Supports two (2) modules inserted into slot A1 and B1 as one pair of
Dual-channel memory configuration.
•
B*: Supports three (3) modules inserted into the orange slots (A1, B1 and
C1) as one set of Triple-channel memory configuration.
•
C*: Supports four (4) modules inserted into the orange slots (A1, B1 and
C1) and the black slot A2 as one set of Triple-channel memory
configuration.
•
D*: Supports six (6) modules inserted into both the orange slots and the
black slots as two set of Triple-channel memory configuration.
2-15
2.4.3
Installing a DIMM
Ensure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other system
components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to both the motherboard and the
components.
2
To install a DIMM:
DIMM notch
1.
Press the retaining clips outward to
unlock a DIMM socket.
2.
Align a DIMM on the socket such that
the notch on the DIMM matches the
break on the socket.
1
1
Chapter 2
Unlocked retaining clip
A DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. DO NOT force a DIMM into
a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the socket
until the retaining clips snap back in
place and the DIMM is properly seated.
3
Locked Retaining Clip
2.4.4
Removing a DIMM
2
To remove a DIMM:
1.
Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
1
1
DIMM notch
Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining clips. The DIMM
might get damaged when it flips out with extra force.
2.
2-16
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.5
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following subsections describe the
slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Ensure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do
so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card
1.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with it and
make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
2.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis).
3.
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw for later
use.
4.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely
seated on the slot.
5.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
6.
Replace the system cover.
2.5.2
Chapter 2
To install an expansion card:
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See Chapter 3 for
information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support “Share IRQ” or that
the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI
groups, making the system unstable and the card inoperable. Refer to the table on the next
page for details.
ASUS P6T SE
2-17
2.5.3
Interrupt assignments
Standard interrupt assignments
Chapter 2
IRQ
0
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Priority
1
2
–
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Standard function
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Redirect to IRQ#9
Communications Port (COM1)*
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering*
Floppy Disk Controller
Reserved
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering*
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering*
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering*
Reserved
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
IOH
PCIE16_1
PCIE16_2
PCIE16_3
24
shared
–
–
25
–
–
–
26
–
–
–
27
–
–
–
28
–
–
shared
29
–
–
–
30
–
shared
–
31
–
–
–
ICH
PCIE1_1
LAN
PCI_1
PCI_2
USB controller 1
USB controller 2
USB controller 3
USB controller 4
USB controller 5
USB controller 6
USB 2.0 controller 1
USB 2.0 controller 2
SATA controller 1
SATA controller 2
Audio Azalia
2-18
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
shared
–
–
–
–
–
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
shared
–
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shared
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shared
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shared
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shared
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shared
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shared
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shared
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shared
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shared
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shared
–
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–
–
–
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shared
–
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.5.4
PCI slots
The PCI slots support cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and other cards that
comply with PCI specifications. Refer to the figure below for the location of the slot.
2.5.5
PCI Express x1 slot
This motherboard supports PCI Express x1 network cards, SCSI cards and other cards that
comply with the PCI Express specifications. Refer to the figure below for the location of the
slot.
2.5.6
PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots
Chapter 2
This motherboard has three PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots that support PCI Express x16 2.0
graphic cards complying with the PCI Express specifications. Refer to the figure below for the
location of the slots.
PCI slot 2
PCIe 2.0 x16_3 slot (white, at x4 link)
PCI slot 1
PCIe 2.0 x16_2 slot (blue, at x16 link)
PCI Express x1_1 slot
PCIe 2.0 x16_1 slot (blue, at x16 link)
ASUS P6T SE
2-19
VGA configuration
Chapter 2
2-20
PCI Express operating mode
PCIe x16_1
PCIe x16_2
PCIe x16_3
Single VGA/PCIe card
x16 (Recommend
for single VGA)
x16 (PCIe card)
x4 (PCIe card)
Dual VGA/PCIe card
x16
x16
x4
Triple VGA/PCIe card
x16
x16
x4
•
In single VGA card mode, use first the PCIe 2.0 x16_1 slot (blue) or PCIe 2.0 x16_2
slot (blue) for a PCI Express x16 graphics card to get better performance.
•
In CrossFireX™ mode, use the PCIe 2.0 x16_1 (blue) and PCIe 2.0 x16_2 (blue) slots
for PCI Express x16 graphics cards to get better performance.
•
Use the three PCIe 2.0 x16 slots for Triple CrossFireX™ mode.
•
We recommend that you provide sufficient power when running CrossFireX™ mode.
See page 2-33 for details.
•
Connect a chassis fan to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN1/2 when
using multiple graphics cards for better thermal environment. See page 2-32 for
details.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.6
1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
Chapter 2
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. You can
clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing
the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in
CMOS, which include system setup information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM
1.
Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2.
Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on pins 2-3
for about 5–10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.
3.
Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
4.
Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to re-enter
data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default
position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
ASUS P6T SE
•
If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and move the jumper again
to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After the CMOS clearance, reinstall the battery.
•
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking. For
system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall) feature.
Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS can automatically reset parameter
settings to default values.
•
Due to the chipset behavior, AC power off is required to enable C.P.R. function. You
must turn off and on the power supply or unplug and plug the power cord before
rebooting the system.
2-21
2.
CPU / DRAM Bus / QPI DRAM overvoltage setting (3-pin OV_CPU,
3-pin OV_DRAM_BUS, 3-pin OV_QPI_DRAM)
These jumpers allow you to enable or disable the advanced CPU, DRAM Bus, and QPI
DRAM overvoltage settings in BIOS. Read the following information before you change
the jumper settings.
Chapter 2
2-22
OV_CPU
OV_DRAM_BUS
OV_QPI_DRAM
Pins 1-2 (Default)
up to 1.70V
up to 1.90V
up to 1.70V
Pins 2-3 (OV Enabled)
up to 2.10V
up to 2.46V
up to 1.90V
•
Before you change the jumper settings for extra-high overvoltage ability, use the BIOS
items first to adjust the desired CPU, DRAM, and QPI performance. Make sure your
system functions well under the highest BIOS voltage settings before you change the
setting of these three jumpers.
•
DO NOT set the OV_CPU jumper to pins 2–3 when you install a new CPU and have
not booted for the first time. Doing so may cause the system to halt. For system failure
due to the wrong setting of the OV_CPU jumper, shut down the computer and move
the cap back to pins 1–2.
•
According to Intel CPU spec, DIMMs with voltage requirement over 1.65V may
damage the CPU permanently. We recommend you install the DIMMs with the voltage
requirement below 1.65V.
•
The system may need a better cooling system (for example, a water-cooling system)
to work stably under high voltage settings.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
Connectors
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors
Chapter 2
2.7
Rear panel connectors
1.
PS/2 mouse port (green)
7.
Optical S/PDIF Out port
2.
Coaxial S/PDIF Out port
8.
External SATA port*
3.
IEEE 1394a port
9.
USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4
4.
LAN (RJ-45) port**
10. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
5.
PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
11. Audio I/O ports***
6.
USB 2.0 ports 5 and 6
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•
DO NOT insert a different connector to the external SATA port.
•
To enable hot-plugging, set the Controller Mode item in the BIOS setting to [AHCI],
and then reboot the system. See section 3.6.3 Onboard Device Configuration for
details.
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** LAN port LED indications
Activity LED
Speed LED
ACT LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
OFF
No link
OFF
10 Mbps connection
OFF
Linked
ORANGE
100 Mbps connection
BLINKING
Data activity
GREEN
1 Gbps connection
SPEED
LED
LAN port
*** Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
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4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Light Blue Line In
Line In
Line In
Line In
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Mic In
Mic In
Mic In
Orange
–
–
Center/Subwoofer
Center/Subwoofer
Black
–
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Gray
–
–
–
Side Speaker Out
2.7.2
Headset
2-channel
Audio I/O connections
Audio I/O ports
Connect to Headphone and Mic
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Connect to Stereo Speakers
Chapter 2
Connect to 2.1 channel Speakers
Connect to 4.1 channel Speakers
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Connect to 5.1 channel Speakers
Chapter 2
Connect to 7.1 channel Speakers
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2.7.3
1.
Internal connectors
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
Chapter 2
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port(s).
Connect the S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install the module to a
slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
2.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports
either HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of the front panel
audio I/O module cable to this connector.
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•
We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability.
•
If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector, set
the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD Audio]; if you want to connect an
AC'97 front panel audio module to this connector, set the item to [AC97]. By default,
this connector is set to [HD Audio].
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3.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
The onboard IDE connector is for the Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable. There are
three connectors on each Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable: blue, black, and gray.
Connect the blue connector to the motherboard’s IDE connector, then select one of the
following modes to configure your device.
Chapter 2
Drive jumper setting
Mode of
device(s)
Cable connector
Single device
Cable-Select or Master
-
Black
Two devices
Cable-Select
Master
Black
Slave
Gray
Master
Master
Black or gray
Slave
Slave
•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the Ultra DMA
cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion when you connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 IDE devices.
If any device jumper is set as “Cable-Select”, ensure that all other device jumpers have the
same setting.
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4.
ICH10R Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA 1-6)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk drives
and optical disc drives.
Chapter 2
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
configuration with the Intel® Matrix Storage Technology through the onboard Intel®
ICH10R RAID controller.
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•
These connectors are set to Standard IDE mode by default. In Standard IDE mode,
you can connect Serial ATA boot/data hard disk drives to these connectors. If you
intend to create a Serial ATA RAID set using these connectors, set the Configure
SATA as item in the BIOS to [RAID]. See section 3.4.2 Storage Configuration for
details.
•
Before creating a RAID set, refer to section 4.4 RAID configurations or the manual
bundled in the motherboard support DVD.
•
You must install Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later version before using Serial ATA
hard disk drives. The Serial ATA RAID feature (RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10) is available only if
you are using Windows® XP SP1 or later version.
•
When using hot-plug and NCQ, set the Configure SATA as in the BIOS to [AHCI].
See section 3.4.2 Storage Configuration for details.
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5.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB 78; USB910; USB1112)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to any of
these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system
chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to
480 Mbps connection speed.
Chapter 2
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the motherboard!
You can connect the front panel USB cable to the ASUS Q-Connector (USB, blue) first, and
then install the Q-Connector (USB) to the USB connector onboard if your chassis supports
front panel USB ports.
6.
Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources such as
a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
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7.
IEEE 1394a port connector (10-1 pin IE1394_2)
Chapter 2
This connector is for an IEEE 1394a port. Connect the IEEE 1394a module cable
to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system
chassis.
Never connect a USB cable to the IEEE 1394a connector. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
8.
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor or switch. Connect
one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch cable to this connector. The chassis
intrusion sensor or switch sends a high-level signal to this connector when a chassis
component is removed or replaced. The signal is then generated as a chassis intrusion
event.
By default , the pin labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted with a jumper
cap. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to use the chassis intrusion
detection feature.
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9.
CPU, chassis, and power fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN; 3-pin CHA_FAN1–2; 3-pin PWR_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA~2000 mA (24 W max.) or a total
of 1 A~7 A (84 W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the
motherboard, making sure that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of
the connector.
Chapter 2
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air flow inside the
system may damage the motherboard components. These are not jumpers! Do not place
jumper caps on the fan connectors!
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•
Only the CPU_FAN, CHA_FAN 1 and CHA_FAN 2 connectors support the ASUS Q
FAN 2 feature.
•
If you install two VGA cards, we recommend that you plug the rear chassis fan cable
to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN1 or CHA_FAN2 for better thermal
environment.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
10.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR; 8-pin EATX12V)
•
For a fully configured system, we recommend that you use a power supply unit
(PSU) that complies with ATX 12 V Specification 2.0 (or later version) and provides a
minimum power of 600 W.
•
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin / 8-pin EATX12 V power plug; otherwise, the system
will not boot.
•
Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when configuring a system
with more power-consuming devices. The system may become unstable or may not
boot up if the power is inadequate.
•
If you are uncertain about the minimum power supply requirement for your system,
refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at http://support.asus.
com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us for details.
•
If you want to use two or more high-end PCI Express x16 cards, use a PSU with
1000W power or above to ensure the system stability.
Chapter 2
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs are
designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper orientation and
push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
PSU suggested list
PS U suggested list
SilverStone ST1000
Seasonic SS-600HT
Thermaltake W0083RE
Thermaltake PUREPower-600AP
Silverstone SST-ST75ZF
EnerMAX EG701AX-VE (E)(24P)
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11.
System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
Chapter 2
•
System power LED (2-pin PLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis power LED
cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system
power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
•
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity LED cable
to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes when data is read from or written to
the HDD.
•
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker
allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button turns the
system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending on the BIOS settings.
Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the
system OFF.
•
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without
turning off the system power.
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12.
ASUS Q-Connector (system panel)
Use the ASUS Q-Connector to connect/disconnect the chassis front panel cables. Refer to
the following instructions to install the ASUS Q-Connector.
Connect the front panel cables to the ASUS
Q-Connector.
Refer to the labels on the Q-Connector to
know the detailed pin definitions, and then
match them to their respective front panel
cable labels.
The labels on the front panel cables
may vary depending on the chassis
model.
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
PWR
Ground
Reset
Ground
2.
Install the ASUS Q-Connector to the system
panel connector, making sure the orientation
matches the labels on the motherboard.
3.
The front panel functions are now enabled.
The figure shows the Q-Connector is properly
installed on the motherboard.
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IDE_LED
R SW
POWE
RESET
SW
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2.8
Startingupforthefirsttime
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
2.
Be sure that all switches are off.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system chassis.
4.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge protector.
5.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
6.
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.
Chapter 2
The system then runs the power-on self tests or POST. While the tests are running, the
BIOS beeps (see the BIOS beep codes table below) or additional messages appear on
the screen. If you do not see anything within 30 seconds from the time you turned on
the power, the system may have failed a power-on test. Check the jumper settings and
connections or call your retailer for assistance.
BIOS Beep
One short beep
One continuous beep followed by two
short beeps then a pause (repeated)
One continuous beep followed by three
short beeps
One continuous beep followed by four
short beeps
7.
2.9
Description
VGA detected
Quick boot set to disabled
No keyboard detected
No memory detected
No VGA detected
Hardware component failure
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, pressing the power switch for less than four seconds puts the system
on sleep mode or soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting. Pressing the power switch
for more than four seconds lets the system enter the soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS
setting. Refer to section 3.7 Power Menu in Chapter 3 for details.
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Chapter 3
Chapter 3:
3.1
Knowing BIOS
BIOS setup
BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) stores system hardware settings such as storage
device configuration, overclocking settings, advanced power management, and boot device
configuration that are needed for system startup in the motherboard CMOS. In normal
circumstances, the default BIOS settings apply to most conditions to ensure optimum
performance. We recommend that you not change the default BIOS settings except in
the following circumstances:
•
An error message appears on the screen during the system bootup and requests you to
run the BIOS Setup.
•
You have installed a new system component that requires further BIOS settings or
update.
Inappropriate settings of the BIOS may result to instability or failure to boot. We strongly
recommend that you change the BIOS settings only with the help of a trained service
personnel.
3.2
Updating BIOS
The ASUS website publishes the latest BIOS versions to provide enhancements on system
stability, compatibility, or performance. However, BIOS updating is potentially risky. If there
is no problem using the current version of BIOS, DO NOT manually update the BIOS.
Inappropriate BIOS updating may result in the system’s failure to boot. Carefully follow the
instructions of this chapter to update your BIOS if necessary.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard.
1.
ASUS Update: Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.
2.
ASUS EZ Flash 2: Updates the BIOS using a USB flash disk.
3.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS utility: Restores the BIOS using the motherboard support
DVD or other removable devices when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.
Chapter 3
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard BIOS setup program.
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a USB flash disk in case you need to
restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update
utility.
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3.2.1
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard
BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility allows you to:
•
Save the current BIOS file
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
•
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet
•
View the BIOS version information
This utility is available in the support DVD that comes with the motherboard package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet
Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
Place the support DVD in the optical drive.
2.
From the Main menu, click the Utilities tab, and then click Install ASUS Update VX.XX.
XX.
3.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
Updating the BIOS through the Internet
Chapter 3
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
1.
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From the Windows® desktop, click
Start > Programs > ASUS >
ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The
ASUS Update main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from the
Internet from the drop-down menu,
and then click Next.
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3.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest
you to avoid network traffic, or click
Auto Select. Click Next.
4.
From the FTP site, select the BIOS
version that you wish to download. Click
Next.
5.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is capable of updating itself through the Internet. Always update
the utility to avail all its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
1.
2.
Fom the Windows® desktop, click
Start > Programs > ASUS >
ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The
ASUS Update main window appears.
3.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open
window, then click Open.
4.
Follow the onscreen instructions to
complete the update process.
Chapter 3
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
Select Update BIOS from a file
from the dropdown menu, then click
Next.
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P6TSE
Ensure to load the BIOS default
settings to ensure system
compatibility and stability. Select the
Load Setup Defaults item under
the Exit menu. See section 3.10 Exit
Menu for details.
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3.2.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to use a
DOS-based utility. The EZ Flash 2 utility is built in the BIOS chip so it is accessible by
pressing <Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self Tests (POST).
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS from the ASUS website at www.
asus.com.
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2
1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port, and then
launch EZ Flash 2 in any of these two ways:
•
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.
•
Enter the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tools menu to select EZ Flash 2 and
press <Enter> to enable it.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.34
FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L8005
Current ROM
BOARD: P6T SE
VER: 0302
DATE: 12/19/2008
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: A:\
A:
Note
Chapter 3
[Enter] Select or Load
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
2.
[Tab] Switch
[B] Backup
[V] Drive Info
[Esc] Exit
Press <Tab> to switch between drives until the correct BIOS file is found. When found,
EZ Flash 2 performs the BIOS update process and automatically reboots the system
when done.
•
This function can support devices such as a USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and
single partition only.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system
boot failure!
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select
the Load Setup Defaults item under the Exit menu. See section 3.10 Exit Menu for
details.
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3.2.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS utility is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS
file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can restore a corrupted
BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD or a removable device that contains the BIOS
file.
•
The BIOS file in the motherboard support DVD may be older than the BIOS file
published on the ASUS official website. If you want to use the newer BIOS file,
download the file at support.asus.com and save it to a removable device.
•
The removable devices supported by ASUS CrashFree BIOS utility vary with
motherboard models. For motherboards without the floppy connector, prepare a USB
flash disk before using this utility.
Recovering the BIOS
To recover the BIOS
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the motherboard support DVD to the optical drive, or the removable device that
contains the BIOS file to the USB port / floppy disk drive (if supported).
3.
The utility automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file. When found, the utility
reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted BIOS file.
4.
Turn off the system after the utility completes the updating process and power on
again.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause
system boot failure!
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Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select
the Load Setup Defaults item under the Exit menu. See section 3.10 Exit Menu for
details.
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3.3
BIOS setup program
A BIOS Setup program is provided for BIOS item modification. When you start up the
computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. Press <Del>
during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility. Otherwise, POST continues
with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Delete>,
or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis. You can also restart by turning the
system off and then back on. Do this last option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being a menu-driven
program, it lets you scroll through the various submenus and select from the available options
using the navigation keys.
3.3.1
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and
may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS setting, load the default
settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Setup Defaults
item under the Exit menu. See section 3.10 Exit Menu for details.
•
If the system fails to boot after changing any BIOS setting, try to clear the CMOS and
reset the motherboard to the default value. See section 2.6 Jumpers for details.
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Main
Menu bar
Ai Tweaker
System Time
System Date
Language
Chapter 3
SATA1
SATA2
SATA3
SATA4
SATA5
SATA6
Configuration fields
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
General help
Tools
Exit
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Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
selectafield.
[HDT722516DLA380]
[Not Detected]
[ATAPI DVD DH1]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
Use [+] or [-] to
configuresystemDate.
StorageConfiguration
System Information
←→
↑↓
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Sub-menu items
3.3.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
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Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Ai Tweaker
For changing the overclocking settings
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM) configuration
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Tools
For configuring options for special functions
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
3.3.3
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that particular menu.
Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.
The navigation keys may differ from one screen to another.
3.3.4
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. For example,
selecting Main shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar have their respective
menu items.
3.3.5
Submenu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the iteam has a submenu.
To display the submenu, select the item and press <Enter>.
3.3.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user-configurable, you can
change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item that is not userconfigurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. To change the
value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to display a list of options. Refer to 3.3.7 Pop-up
window.
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to
display a pop-up window with the configuration
options for that item.
3.3.8
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a
menu screen when there are items that do not
fit on the screen. Press the Up/Down arrow
keys or <Page Up> / <Page Down> keys to
display the other items on the screen.
3.3.9
Main
Advanced
Power
Suspend Mode
ACPI Version Features
ACPI APIC support
APMConfiguration
Hardware Monitor
Chapter 3
3.3.7
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disabled
Enabled
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to select
afield.
Use [+] or [-] to
configuresystemTime.
←→
↑↓
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Scroll bar
Pop-up window
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item.
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3.4
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears, giving you an
overview of the basic system information. You can also set the system time and date and
BIOS language in this menu.
Refer to 3.3.1 BIOS menu screen for information on the menu screen items and how to
navigate through them.
Main
Ai Tweaker
System Time
System Date
Language
SATA1
SATA2
SATA3
SATA4
SATA5
SATA6
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
Tools
Exit
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Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
selectafield.
[HDT722516DLA380]
[Not Detected]
[ATAPI DVD DH1]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
Use [+] or [-] to
configuresystemDate.
←→
↑↓
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
StorageConfiguration
System Information
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.4.1
SATA 1-6
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE/SATA devices.
There is a separate submenu for each IDE/SATA device. Select a device item then press
<Enter> to display the SATA device information.
Chapter 3
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
SATA 1
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: HDT722516DLA380
Size
: 164.7GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16Sectors
PIO Mode
: 4
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-6
SMART Monitoring:Supported
Type
[Auto]
LBA/Large Mode
[Auto]
Block(Multi-Sector Transfer)M
[Auto]
PIO Mode
[Auto]
DMA Mode
[Auto]
SMART Monitoring
[Auto]
32Bit Data Transfer
[Enabled]
Select the type
of device connected
to the system.
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items (Device, Vendor, Size,
LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra DMA, and SMART monitoring). These
values are not user-configurable. These items show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the
system.
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Type [Auto]
Allows you to select the type of SATA drive installed.
[Not Installed]
[Auto]
[CDROM]
[ARMD]
Select this option if no SATA drive is installed.
Allows automatic selection of the appropriate SATA device type.
Select this option if you are specifically configuring a CD-ROM drive.
Select [ARMD] (ATAPI Removable Media Device) if your device is either a
ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive.
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA (Logical Block Addressing) mode.
[Auto]
[Disabled]
Select [Auto] to enable the LBA mode (Logical Block Addressing mode)
if the device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously
formatted with LBA mode disabled.
Disables this function.
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer) M [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers.
[Auto]
[Disabled]
When set to [Auto], the data transfer from and to the device occurs in
multiple sectors at a time if the device supports multi-sector transfer feature.
When set to [Disabled], the data transfer from and to the device occurs one
sector at a time.
PIO Mode [Auto]
[0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
Allows automatic selection of the PIO (Programmed input/output) modes,
which correspond to different data transfer rates.
Set the PIO mode to Mode 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Chapter 3
[Auto]
DMA Mode [Auto]
DMA (Direct Memory Access) allows your computer to transfer data to and from the hardware
devices installed with much less CPU overhead.
The DMA mode consists of SDMA (single-word DMA), MDMA (multi-word DMA), and UDMA
(Ultra DMA). Setting to [Auto] allows automatic selection of the DMA mode.
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows automatic selection of the S.M.A.R.T (Smart Monitoring, Analysis,
and Reporting Technology).
Enables the S.M.A.R.T feature.
Disables the S.M.A.R.T feature.
32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
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Sets the IDE controller to combine two 16-bit reads from the hard disk
into a single 32-bit double word transfer to the processor. This makes
more efficient use of the PCI bus as fewer transactions are needed for the
transfer of a particular amount of data.
Disables this function.
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3.4.2
Storage Configuration
The Storage Configuration menu allows you to configure your storage devices. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the submenu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
StorageConfiguration
SATAConfiguraton
ConfigureSATAas
Hard Disk Write Protect
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)
[Enhanced]
[IDE]
[Disabled]
[35]
Set [Compatible Mode]
when Legacy OS (i.e.
WIN ME, 98, NT4.0, MS
DOS) is used.
Set [Enhanced Mode]
when Native OS (i.e.
WIN2000, Win XP, Vista
is used.
SATA Configuration [Enhanced]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Compatible] [Enhanced]
Configure SATA as [IDE]
Sets the configuration for the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge chip.
Configuration options: [IDE] [RAID] [AHCI]
•
If you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as Parallel ATA physical storage
devices, keep the default setting [IDE].
•
If you want the Serial ATA hard disk drives to use the Advanced Host Controller
Interface (AHCI), set this item to [AHCI]. The AHCI allows the onboard storage driver
to enable advanced Serial ATA features that increases storage performance on
random workloads by allowing the drive to internally optimize the order of commands.
•
If you want to create a RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, or the Intel® Matrix Storage
Technology configuration from the Serial ATA hard disk drives, set this item to [RAID].
Chapter 3
Hard Disk Write Protect [Disabled]
Disables or enables device write protection. This will be effective only if the device is
accessed through BIOS. Configuration option: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec) [35]
Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices. Configuration options: [0] [5] [10]
[15] [20] [25] [30] [35]
3.4.3
AHCI Configuration
This menu is the section for AHCI configuration. It appears only when you set the item
Configure SATA as from the sub-menu of SATA Configuration to [AHCI].
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
AHCI Settings
AHCI CD/DVD Boot Time out
SATA Port1 [Not Detected]
SATA Port2 [Not Detected]
SATA Port3 [Not Detected]
SATA Port4 [Not Detected]
SATA Port5 [Not Detected]
SATA Port6 [Not Detected]
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[35]
Some SATA CD/DVD in
AHCI mode need to
wait ready longer.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
AHCI CD/DVD Boot Time out [35]
Selects the boot time out value for SATA CD/DVD devices in AHCI mode.
Congifuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35]
AHCI Port1–6 [XXXX]
Displays the status of auto-detection of SATA devices.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
Select the type
of devices connected
to the system.
SATA Port1
Device
:Not Detected
SATA Port1
SMART Monitoring
[Auto]
[Enabled]
SATA Port1 [Auto]
Allows you to select the type of device connected to the system.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Not Installed]
SMART Monitoring [Enabled]
Allows you to set the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology.
Configration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
3.4.4
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The BIOS automatically
detects the BIOS information, CPU specification, and system memory in this menu.
Main
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Chapter 3
BIOS Information
Version
: 0103
Build Date: 01/08/09
Processor
Type
: Genuine Intel(R) CPU @ 2.67GHz
Speed
: 2666MHz
System Memory
Usable Size
: 1016MB
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3.5
Ai Tweaker menu
The Ai Tweaker menu items allow you to configure overclocking-related items.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Ai Tweaker menu items. Incorrect field
values can cause the system to malfunction.
The configuration options for this chapter vary depending on the CPU and DIMM model you
installed on the motherboard.
Main
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
ConfigureSystemPerformanceSettings
Ai Overclock Tuner
[Auto]
CPU Ratio Setting
[Auto]
Intel(R) SpeedStep(TM) Tech
[Enabled]
Intel(R) Turbo Mode Tech
[Enabled]
DRAM Frequency
[Auto]
DRAM Timing Control
Tools
Exit
[D.O.C.P]
It’s designed to
overclock DRAM
frequency by adjusting
BCLK frequency.
[X.M.P.]
When X.M.P. is enabled
BLCK frequency,
CPU ratio and memory
parameters will be
auto optimized.
******* Please key in numbers directly! *******
CPU Voltage
[Auto]
CPU PLL Voltage
[Auto]
QPI/DRAM Core Voltage
[Auto]
←→ Select Screen
IOH Voltage
[Auto]
↑↓
Select Item
IOH PCIE Voltage
[Auto]
+Change Option
ICH Voltage
[Auto]
F1
General
Help
ICH PCIE Voltage
[Auto]
F10 Save and Exit
DRAM Bus Voltage
[Auto]
ESC
Exit
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHA
[Auto]
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Scroll down to display the following items:
Chapter 3
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHA
[Auto]
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHB
[Auto]
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHB
[Auto]
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHC
[Auto]
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHC
[Auto]
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Load-Line Calibration
[Auto]
CPU Differential Amplitude
[Auto]
CPU Clock Skew
[Auto]
CPU Spread Spectrum
[Auto]
IOH Clock Skew
[Auto]
PCIE Spread Spectrum
[Auto]
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.5.1
Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto]
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU internal frequency.
Select either one of the preset overclocking configuration options:
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Manual
Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
Auto
Loads the optimal settings for the system.
D.O.C.P
Overclocks DRAM frequency by adjusting BCLK frequency.
X.M.P.
If you install memory module(s) supporting the eXtreme
Memory Profile (X.M.P.) Technology, choose this item to set the
profile(s) supported by your memory module(s) for optimizing
the system performance.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
The configuration options for the following sub-item vary depending on the DIMMs you
install on the motherboard.
DRAM O.C. Profile [DDR3-1805MHz]
This item appears only when you set the Ai Overclock Tuner item to [D.O.C.P.] and
allows you to select a DRAM O.C. profile, which applies different settings to DRAM
frequency, DRAM timing and DRAM voltage.
Configuration options: [DDR3-2006MHz] [DDR3-1805MHz]
eXtreme Memory Profile [High Performance]
This item appears only when you set the Ai Overclock Tuner item to [X.M.P.] and
allows you to select the X.M.P. mode supported by your memory module.
Configuration options: [High Performance] [High Frequency]
To obtain the best performance of the X.M.P. DIMM or 1600MHz DIMM, install only one
DIMM on each memory channel.
3.5.2
CPU Ratio Setting [Auto]
Allows you to adjust the ratio between CPU Core Clock and BCLK Frequency. Use the <+>
and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Configuration options: [Auto] [12.0] [13.0] [14.0] [15.0] [16.0] [17.0] [18.0] [19.0] [20.0]
3.5.3
Intel(R) SpeedStep(TM) Tech [Enabled]
When set to [Disabled], the CPU runs at its default speed. When set to [Enabled], the CPU
speed is controlled by the operating system. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel(R) Turbo Mode Tech [Enabled]
Chapter 3
3.5.4
Turbo mode allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in specific condition.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following two items appear only when you set the Ai Overclock Tuner item to
[Manual], [D.O.C.P.] or [X.M.P.].
BCLK Frequency [XXX]
Allows you to adjust the Internal Base Clock (BCLK). Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the
value. You can also type the desired value using the numeric keypad. The values range from
100 to 500.
PCIE Frequency [XXX]
Allows you to set the PCI Express frequency. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the PCIE
frequency. The values range from 100 to 200.
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DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the DDR3 operating frequency. Configuration options: [Auto]
[DDR3-800MHz] [DDR3-1066MHz] [DDR3-1333MHz] [DDR3-1600MHz] [DDR3-1860MHz]
[DDR3-2133MHz]
The DRAM Frequency configuration options vary with the BCLK Frequency item settings.
Selecting a very high DRAM frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default setting.
3.5.6.
DRAM Timing Control [Auto]
The items in this menu allow you to set the DRAM timing control features.
The configuration options for some of the following items vary depending on the DIMMs
you install on the motherboard.
1st Information: 6-6-6-15-4-36-6-5-16-0
The values vary depending on your settings of the following sub-items:
DRAM CAS# Latency [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [3 DRAM Clock] [4 DRAM Clock] – [10 DRAM Clock] [11
DRAM Clock]
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [3 DRAM Clock] [4 DRAM Clock] – [9 DRAM Clock] [10
DRAM Clock]
Chapter 3
DRAM RAS# PRE Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [3 DRAM Clock] [4 DRAM Clock] – [9 DRAM Clock] [10
DRAM Clock]
DRAM RAS# ACT Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [3 DRAM Clock] [4 DRAM Clock] – [32 DRAM Clock] [31
DRAM Clock]
DRAM RAS# to RAS# Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
DRAM REF Cycle Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [30 DRAM Clock] [36 DRAM Clock]
[48 DRAM Clock] [60 DRAM Clock] [72 DRAM Clock] [82 DRAM Clock]
[88 DRAM Clock] [90 DRAM Clock] [100 DRAM Clock] [110 DRAM Clock]
DRAM WRITE Recovery Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
DRAM READ to PRE Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
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DRAM FOUR ACT WIN Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [63 DRAM Clock]
DRAM Back-To-Back CAS# Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [32 DRAM Clock]
2nd Information: 1N-53-0-0
The values vary depending on your settings of the following sub-items:
DRAM Timing Mode [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1N] [2N] [3N]
DRAM Round Trip Latency on CHA [Auto]
[Auto] [Advance 15 Clock]–[Advance 1 Clock] [Normal] [Delay 1 Clock]
[Delay 15 Clock]
DRAM Round Trip Latency on CHB [Auto]
[Auto] [Advance 15 Clock]–[Advance 1 Clock] [Normal] [Delay 1 Clock]
[Delay 15 Clock]
DRAM Round Trip Latency on CHC [Auto]
[Auto] [Advance 15 Clock]–[Advance 1 Clock] [Normal] [Delay 1 Clock]
[Delay 15 Clock]
3rd Information: 6-6-13-9-9-9-7-6-4-7-7-4
The values vary depending on your settings of the following sub-items:
Chapter 3
DRAM WRITE to READ Delay(DD) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [8 DRAM Clock]
DRAM WRITE to READ Delay(DR) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [8 DRAM Clock]
DRAM WRITE to READ Delay(SR) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [10 DRAM Clock] – [22 DRAM Clock]
DRAM READ to WRITE Delay(DD) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [2 DRAM Clock] – [14 DRAM Clock]
DRAM READ to WRITE Delay(DR) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [2 DRAM Clock] – [14 DRAM Clock]
DRAM READ to WRITE Delay(SR) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [2 DRAM Clock] – [14 DRAM Clock]
DRAM READ to READ Delay(DD) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [2 DRAM Clock] – [9 DRAM Clock]
DRAM READ to READ Delay(DR) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [2 DRAM Clock] – [9 DRAM Clock]
DRAM READ to READ Delay(SR) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [4 DRAM Clock] [6 DRAM Clock]
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DRAM WRITE to WRITE Delay(DD) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [2 DRAM Clock] – [9 DRAM Clock]
DRAM WRITE to WRITE Delay(DR) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [2 DRAM Clock] – [9 DRAM Clock]
DRAM WRITE to WRITE Delay(SR) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [4 DRAM Clock] [6 DRAM Clock]
The following ten (10) items are adjusted by typing the desired values using the numeric
keypad and press the <Enter> key. You can also use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the
value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the keyboard and press the <Enter>
key.
3.5.7
CPU Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU VCore voltage. The values range from 0.85000V to 2.10000V*
with a 0.00625V interval.
3.5.8
•
Refer to the CPU documentation before setting the CPU Vcore voltage. Setting a high
VCore voltage may damage the CPU permanently, and setting a low VCore voltage
may make the system unstable.
•
The value [2.10000V] of the CPU Voltage item is supported only if the OV_CPU
jumper is enabled. Otherwise the maximum voltage supported is [1.70000V].
See 2. CPU / DRAM Bus / QPI DRAM overvoltage setting on page 2-22 for details.
CPU PLL Voltage [Auto]
Chapter 3
Allows you to set the CPU PLL voltage. The values range from 1.80V to 2.50V with a 0.02V
interval.
3.5.9
QPI/DRAM Core Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the QPI/DRAM Core voltage. The values range from 1.20000V to
1.90000V* with a 0.00625V interval.
The value [1.90000V] of the QPI/DRAM Core Voltage item is supported only if the OV_
QPI_DRAM jumper is enabled. Otherwise the maximum voltage supported is [1.70000V].
See 2. CPU / DRAM Bus / QPI DRAM overvoltage setting on page 2-22 for details.
3.5.10
IOH Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the I/O Hub (IOH) voltage. The values range from 1.10V to 1.70V with a
0.02V interval.
3.5.11
IOH PCIE Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the IOH PCIE voltage. The values range from 1.50V to 2.76V with a 0.02V
interval.
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3.5.12
ICH Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the I/O Controller Hub (ICH) voltage. The values range from 1.10V to 1.40V
with a 0.10V interval.
3.5.13
ICH PCIE Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the SB PCIE voltage. The values range from 1.50V to 1.80V with a 0.10V
interval.
3.5.14
DRAM Bus Voltage [Auto]
•
The value [2.46V] of the DRAM Bus Voltage item is supported only if the OV_DRAM_
BUS jumper is enabled, otherwise the maximum voltage supported is [1.90V]. See
2. CPU / DRAM Bus / QPI DRAM overvoltage setting on page 2-22 for details.
•
According to Intel CPU spec, DIMMs with voltage requirement over 1.65V may
damage the CPU permanently. We recommend you install the DIMMs with the voltage
requirement below 1.65V.
•
The values of the CPU Voltage, CPU PLL Voltage, QPI/DRAM Core Voltage, IOH
Voltage, IOH PCIE Voltage, ICH Voltage, ICH PCIE Voltage, and DRAM Bus
Voltage items are labeled in different color, indicating the risk levels of high voltage
settings. Refer to the table below for details.
•
The system may need better cooling system to work stably under high voltage
settings.
Blue
Yellow
Purple
Red
CPU Voltage
0.85000V–
1.22500V
1.23125V–
1.29375V
1.30000V–
1.35000V
1.35625V
1.70000V
CPU PLL Voltage
1.80V–1.90V
1.92V–2.00V
2.02V–2.10V
2.12V–2.50V
QPI/DRAM Core
Voltage
1.20000V–
1.26875V
1.27500V–
1.32500V
1.33125V–
1.40000V
1.40625V–
1.70000V
IOH Voltage
1.10V–1.18V
1.20V–1.24V
1.26V–1.30V
1.32V–1.70V
IOH PCIE Voltage
1.50V–1.58V
1.60V–1.66V
1.68V–1.74V
1.76V–2.76V
ICH Voltage
1.10V–1.20V
1.30V–1.40V
N/A
N/A
ICH PCIE Voltage
1.50V–1.60V
1.70V–1.80V
N/A
N/A
DRAM Bus
Voltage
1.50V–1.64V
N/A
N/A
1.66V–2.46V
3.5.15
Chapter 3
Allows you to set the DRAM voltage. The values range from 1.50V to 2.46V* with a 0.02V
interval.
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHA/B/C [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM DATA Reference Voltage on Channel A/B/C. The values
range from 0.395x to 0.630x with a 0.005x interval. Different ratio might enhance DRAM
overclocking ability.
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DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHA/B/C [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM Control Reference Voltage on Channel A/B/C. The values
range from 0.395x to 0.630x with a 0.005x interval. Different ratio might enhance DRAM
overclocking ability.
3.5.17
Load-Line Calibration [Auto]
Allows you to select the CPU Load-Line mode. Set to [Disabled] to follow Intel specifications,
or to [Enabled] to improve CPU VDroop directly.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
3.5.18
CPU Differential Amplitude [Auto]
Different AMP might enhance BCLK overclocking ability.
Configuration options: [Auto] [700mV] [800mV] [900mV] [1000mV]
3.5.19
CPU Clock Skew [Auto]
Adjusting this item may help enhancing BCLK overclocking ability. You may need to adjust
the NB Clock Skew item at the same time.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Normal] [Delay 100ps]–[Delay 1500ps]
3.5.20
CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Set to [Disabled] to enhance BCLK overclocking ability or [Auto] for EMI control.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
3.5.21
IOH Clock Skew [Auto]
Chapter 3
Adjusting this item may help enhancing BCLK overclocking ability. You may need to adjust
the CPU Clock Skew item at the same time.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Normal] [Delay 100ps]–[Delay 1500ps]
3.5.22
PCIE Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Set to [Disabled] to enhance PCIE overclocking ability or [Auto] for EMI control.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
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3.6
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system
devices.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values
can cause the system to malfunction.
Main
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
CPUConfiguration
Chipset
OnboardDevicesConfiguration
USBConfiguration
PCIPnP
Tools
Exit
ConfigureCPU.
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.6.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically
detects.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
ConfigureadvancedCPUsettings
Module Version:3F.11
Manufacturer:Intel
Brand String:Genuine Intel(R) CPU @ 2.67GHz
Frequency
:2.68GHz
BCLK Speed :133MHz
Cache L1
:128 KB
Cache L2
:1024 KB
Cache L3
:8192 KB
Ratio Status:Unlocked (Min:12, Max:20)
Ratio Actual Value :20
CPUID
:106A2
CPU Ratio Setting
C1E Support
Hardware Prefetcher
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
Intel(R) Virtualization Tech
CPU TM function
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Chapter 3
The items shown in this screen may be different due to the CPU you installed.
Sets the ratio between
CPU Core Clock and the
FSB Frequency.
NOTE: If an invalid
ratio is set in CMOS
then actual and
setpoint values may
differ.
NOTE: Please key in
ratio numbers directly
←→
↑↓
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Scroll down to display the following items:
Execute-Disable Bit
Intel(R) HT Technology
Active Processor Cores
A20M
Intel(R) SpeedStep(TM) Tech
Intel(R) Turbo Mode tech
Intel(R) C-STATE Tech
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[All]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
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CPU Ratio Setting [Auto]
Allows you to adjust the ratio between CPU Core Clock and BCLK Frequency. Use the <+>
and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Configuration options: [Auto] [12.0] [13.0] [14.0] [15.0] [16.0] [17.0] [18.0] [19.0] [20.0]
C1E Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Enhanced Halt State support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Hardware Prefetcher function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel(R) Virtualization Tech [Enabled]
The Intel® Virtualization Technology allows a hardware platform to run multiple operating
systems separately and simultaneously, enabling one system to virtually function as several
systems. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU TM Function [Enabled]
This function enables the overheated CPU to throttle the clock speed to cool down.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Chapter 3
Execute-Disable Bit [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the No-Execution Page Protection Technology. Setting this
item to [Disabled] forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero (0).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel(R) HT Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel Hyper-Threading Technology function. When
disabled, only one thread per activated core is enabled.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Active Processor Cores [All]
Allows you to choose the number of CPU cores to activate in each processor package.
Configuration options: [All] [1] [2]
A20M [Disabled]
Legacy OSes and APs may need A20M enabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel(R) SpeedStep (TM) Tech [Enabled]
When set to [Disabled], the CPU runs at its default speed. When set to [Enabled], the CPU
speed is controlled by the operating system. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Intel(R) Turbo Mode tech [Enabled]
Turbo mode allows processor cores to run faster than marked frequency in specific condition.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel(R) C-STATE Tech [Disabled]
The Intel® C-State Technology allows the CPU to save more power under idle mode. Enable
this item only when you install a C-State Technology-supported CPU.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
C State package limit setting [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the Intel(R) C-STATE Tech item to [Enabled]. We
recommend that you set this item to [Auto] for BIOS to automatically detect the C-State mode
supported by your CPU. Configuration options: [Auto] [C1] [C3] [C6] [C7]
3.6.2
Chipset
The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display the submenu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced Chipset Settings
WARMING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
IntelVT-dConfiguration
Intel VT-d Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
IntelVT-dConfiguration
Intel VT-d
[Disabled]
Chapter 3
Advanced
Intel Virtualization
Technology for
Directed I/O.
Intel VT-d [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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3.6.3
Onboard Device Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
OnboardDevicesConfiguration
HighDefinitionAudio
[Enabled]
Front Panel Type
[HD Audio]
SPDIF Mode Setting
[SPDIF Output]
J-Micron eSATA/PATA Controller [Enabled]
Controller Mode
[IDE]
Realtek LAN
[Enabled]
LAN Boot ROM
[Disabled]
Onboard 1394 Controller
[Enabled]
Options
Enabled
Disabled
High Definition Audio [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the High Definition Audio Controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Front Panel Type [HD Audio]
Allows you to set the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97 or
high-definition audio depending on the audio standard that the front panel audio
module supports. Configuration options: [AC97] [HD Audio]
SPDIF Mode Setting [SPDIF Output]
If you want to transfer digital audio signal using the HDMI port on your VGA card, set
this item to [HDMI Output]. If you want to transfer digital audio signal using the onboard
S/PDIF port, set this item to [SPDIF Output].
Configuration options: [HDMI Output] [SPDIF Output]
J-Micron eSATA/PATA Controller [Enabled]
Chapter 3
Allows you to enable or disable the J-Micron eSATA/PATA controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Controller Mode [IDE]
Allows you to select the J-Micron controller mode. Configuration options: [IDE] [AHCI]
Realtek LAN [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard Realtek LAN.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
This item appears only when you enable the previous item.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard 1394 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enabled or disable the onboard IEEE 1394a controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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3.6.4
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
USBConfiguration
Options
USB Devices Enabled:
1 Mouse
USB Functions
USB 2.0 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
Legacy USB Support
Disabled
Enabled
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[HiSpeed]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
The USB Devices Enabled item shows the auto-detected values. If no USB device is
detected, the item shows None.
USB Functions [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB Host Controllers.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The USB 2.0 Controller, USB 2.0 Controller Mode, and Legacy USB Support items
appear only when you set USB Functions to [Enabled].
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Chapter 3
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
This item appears only when you enabled the USB 2.0 Controller item and allows you to set
the USB 2.0 controller mode to HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or FullSpeed (12 Mbps).
Configuration options: [FullSpeed] [HiSpeed]
BIOS EHCI Hand-off [Enabled]
Allows you to enable the support for operating systems without an EHCI hand-off feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the support for legacy USB devices. Setting to [Auto] allows
the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. If detected, the USB controller
legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
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3.6.5
PCIPnP
The PCIPnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP devices.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S
NO: lets the BIOS
configureallthe
devices in the
system.
[No]
Plug And Play O/S [No]
When set to [NO], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set to [YES] and if
you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating system configures the Plug and
Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
3.7
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced Power
Management (APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Main
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
Suspend Mode
Repost Video on S3 Resume
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI APIC Support
[Auto]
[No]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Tools
Exit
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
APMConfiguration
Hardware Monitor
Chapter 3
←→
↑↓
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.7.1
Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) state to be used
for system suspend. Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]
3.7.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume [No]
Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
3.7.3
ACPI 2.0 Support [Disabled]
Add additional tables as per ACPI 2.0 specifications.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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3.7.4
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
support in the Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC). When set to [Enabled],
the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
3.7.5
APM Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Power
APMConfiguration
Restore on AC Power Loss
[Power Off]
Power
Power
Power
Power
Power
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
On
On
On
On
On
By
By
By
By
By
RTC Alarm
PCI Devices
PCIE Devices
PS/2 Keyboard
PS/2 Mouse
Options
Power Off
Power On
Last State
Restore On AC Power Loss [Power Off]
When set to [Power Off], the system goes into off state after an AC power loss. When set to
[Power On], the system goes on after an AC power loss. When set to [Last State], the system
goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state was before the AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Chapter 3
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this item is set
to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date (Days) and System Time will become userconfigurable with set values. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PME to wake up from S5 by PCI devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PCIE Devices [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to disable the Power On by PS/2 keyboard function or set specific keys on
the PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that
provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Space Bar] [Ctrl-Esc] [Power Key]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
Allows you to disable the Power On by PS/2 mouse function This feature requires an ATX
power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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3.7.6
Hardware Monitor
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Power
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
[35ºC/95ºF]
[34ºC/93ºF]
CPU Fan Speed
CPU Q-Fan Control
[1721RPM]
[Disabled]
Chassis Fan 1 Speed
Chassis Fan 2 Speed
Chassis Q-Fan Control
[N/A]
[N/A]
[Disabled]
Power Fan Speed
[N/A]
CPU
3.3V
5V
12V
[ 0.832V]
[ 3.200V]
[ 5.094V]
[12.137V]
Voltage
Voltage
Voltage
Voltage
CPU Temperature
CPU/MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the motherboard and CPU
temperatures. Select [Ignored] if you do not wish to display the detected temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU fan speed in
rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the field shows
[N/A].
CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU Q-fan control feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Chapter 3
CPU Fan Profile [Standard]
This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control item and allows you
to set the appropriate performance level of the ASUS Q-Fan. When set to [Standard],
the CPU fan automatically adjusts depending on the CPU temperature. Set this item
to [Silent] to minimize fan speed for quiet CPU fan operation, or [Turbo] to achieve
maximum CPU fan speed. Configuration options: [Standard] [Silent] [Turbo]
Chassis Fan 1/2 Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the chassis fan speed in
rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the field shows
[N/A].
Chassis Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Chassis Q-fan control feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Chassis Fan Profile [Standard]
This item appears only when you enable the Chassis Q-Fan Control item and
allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the ASUS Q-Fan. When set to
[Standard], the CPU fan automatically adjusts depending on the CPU temperature. Set
this item to [Silent] to minimize fan speed for quiet CPU fan operation, or [Turbo] to
achieve maximum CPU fan speed. Configuration options: [Standard] [Silent] [Turbo]
Power Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the power fan speed in
rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the field shows
[N/A].
CPU Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard
voltage regulators. Select [Ignored] if you do not want to detect this item.
3.8
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item then press
<Enter> to display the submenu.
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
Tools
Exit
SpecifiestheBoot
Device Priority
sequence.
Boot Settings
Boot Device Priority
BootSettingsConfiguration
Security
Avirtualfloppydisk
drive (Floppy Drive B:
) may appear when you
set the CD-ROM drive
asthefirstboot
device.
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Chapter 3
Main
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.8.1
Boot Device Priority
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[Removable Dev.]
[Hard Drive]
[ATAPI DVD-ROM]
Specifiestheboot
sequence from the
available devices.
1st ~ xxth Boot Device [Removable Dev.]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The
number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices
installed in the system.
Configuration options: [Removable Dev.] [Hard Drive] [ATAPI CD-ROM] [Disabled]
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3.8.2
Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
BootSettingsConfiguration
Quick Boot
Full Screen Logo
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST) while booting to
decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set to [Disabled], BIOS performs all the
POST items. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature. Set this item to
[Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo 2 feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM. Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock. Configuration options: [Off] [On]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
Chapter 3
When set to [Enabled], the system waits for the <F1> key to be pressed when error occurs.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system displays the message “Press DEL to run Setup” during
POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
3.8.3
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disable password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Passward
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Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor Password item
on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a password, this item
shows Installed.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six letters and/or
numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message Password Installed appears after you successfully set your password.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a user password.
To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password then press
<Enter>. The message Password Uninstalled appears.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear clear it by erasing the CMOS Real Time
Clock (RTC) RAM. See section 2.6 Jumpers for information on how to erase the RTC
RAM.
After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow you to change
other security settings.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Installed
: Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
Chapter 3
Security Settings
[Full Access]
[Setup]
User Access Level [Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
[No Access]
[View Only]
[Limited]
[Full Access]
Prevents user access to the Setup utility.
Allows access but does not allow change to any field.
Allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and Time.
Allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password item on top of the
screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a password, this item shows Installed.
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To set a User Password:
1.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at least six letters
and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message Password Installed appears after you set your password successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user password.
Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
Password Check [Setup]
[Setup]
[Always]
3.9
BIOS checks for user password when accessing the Setup utility.
BIOS checks for user password both when accessing Setup and booting
the system.
Tools menu
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the submenu.
Main
Ai Tweaker
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Chapter 3
Express Gate
Enter OS Timer
Reset User Data
ASUSO.C.Profile
AI NET 2
[Enabled]
[10 Seconds]
[No]
Tools
Exit
Press ENTER to run the
utility to select and
update BIOS.
This utility supports:
1.FAT 12/16/32 (r/w)
2.NTFS (read only)
3.CD-DISC (read only)
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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3.9.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Enter>, a confirmation message
appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No], then press <Enter> to
confirm your choice. Check page 3-4, section 3.2.2 for details.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.34
FLASH TYPE: MXIC 25L1605A
Current ROM
BOARD: P6T SE
VER: 0103
DATE: 01/08/2009
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: A:\
A:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
3.9.2
[Tab] Switch
[B] Backup
[V] Drive Info
[Esc] Exit
Express Gate
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Express Gate feature. The ASUS Express Gate
feature is a unique instant-on environment that provides quick access to the Internet browser
and Skype. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Chapter 3
Enter OS Timer [10 Seconds]
Sets countdown duration that the system waits at the Express Gate’s first screen
before starting Windows or other installed OS. Choose [Prompt User] to stay at the first
screen of Express Gate for user action.
Configuration options: [Prompt User] [1 second] [3 seconds] [5 seconds] [10 seconds]
[15 seconds] [20 seconds] [30 seconds]
Reset User Data [No]
Allows you to clear Express Gate’s user data.
[Reset]
[No]
When setting this item to [Reset], ensure that you save the setting to the
BIOS so that the user data will be cleared the next time you enter the
Express Gate. User data includes the Express Gate’s settings as well as
any personal information stored by the web browser such as bookmarks,
cookies, browsing history. This is useful in the rare case where corrupt
settings prevent the Express Gate environment from launching properly.
Set to [No] to disable the Reset User Data function when entering the
Express Gate.
The first time wizard will run again when you enter the Express Gate environment after
clearing its settings.
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3.9.3
ASUS O.C. Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Tools
O.C.PROFILEConfiguration
Typingyourprofile
name, [0-9][a-z][A-Z]
are acceptable.
O.C.Profile1Status:NotInstalled
O.C.Profile2Status:NotInstalled
AddYourCMOSProfile.
Name:
Save To:
LoadCMOSProfiles.
Load From:
[Default-Profile]
[Uninstalled]
[Blank]
StartO.C.Profile
←→
↑↓
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Add Your CMOS Profile
Allows you to save the current BIOS file to the BIOS Flash. In the Name sub-item, type your
profile name and press <Enter>, and then choose a profile number to save your CMOS
settings in the Save to sub-item.
Load CMOS Profiles
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Press <Enter>, and
choose a profile to load.
Start O.C. Profile
Chapter 3
Allows you to run the utility to save and load CMOS. Press <Enter> to run the utility.
ASUSTekO.C.ProfileUtilityV1.34
Current CMOS
BOARD: P6T SE
VER: 0103
DATE: 01/08/2009
Restore CMOS
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
PATH: A:\
A:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
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[Tab] Switch
[B] Backup
[V] Drive Info
[Esc] Exit
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
3.9.4
•
This function can support devices such as a USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and
single partition only.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent the
system boot failure!
•
We recommend that you update the BIOS file only coming from the same memory/CPU
configuration and BIOS version.
•
Only the CMO file can be loaded.
AI NET 2
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
AI NET 2
Pair Status
Check Realtek LAN
cable during POST.
Length
Check Realtek LAN cable
Tools
[Disabled]
It will take 3 to 10
seconds to diagnose
LAN cable.
Check Realtek LAN Cable [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Chapter 3
[Enabled]
BIOS will not check the Realtek LAN cable during the Power-On Self-Test
(POST).
BIOS checks the Realtek LAN cable during the Power-On Self-Test
(POST).
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3.10
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the BIOS
items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Main
Ai Tweaker
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Power
Boot
Tools
Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
←→
↑↓
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options from this
menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit menu to
ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM. An onboard backup battery
sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even when the PC is turned off. When you select this
option, a confirmation window appears. Select Ok to save changes and exit.
Chapter 3
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes, the program prompts
you with a message asking if you want to save your changes before exiting. Press <Enter>
to save the changes while exiting.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you made to the
Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than System Date, System Time, and
Password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation before exiting.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the previously saved
values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears. Select Ok to discard any changes
and load the previously saved values.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup
menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation window appears.
Select Ok to load default values. Select Exit & Save Changes or make other changes before
saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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Chapter 4
Chapter 4:
4.1
Software support
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® XP/ 64-bit XP/ Vista™ operating systems (OS). Always
install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize the features of your
hardware.
4.2
•
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup procedures presented
in this chapter for reference only. Refer to your OS documentation for detailed
information.
•
Ensure that you install the Windows® XP Service Pack 2 or later versions before
installing the drivers for better compatibility and system stability.
Support DVD information
The support DVD that comes with the motherboard package contains the drivers, software
applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard features.
The contents of the support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the
ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.
4.2.1
Running the support DVD
Place the support DVD into the optical drive. The DVD automatically displays the Drivers menu if
Autorun is enabled in your computer. Click each menu tab and select the items you want to install.
The Drivers menu shows the
available device drivers if the
system detects installed devices.
Install the necessary drivers to
use the devices.
The Utilities
menu shows the
applications and
other software that
the motherboard
supports.
The Make disk menu
contains items to create
the ATI® RAID/AHCI
driver disk.
The Manual menu contains
the list of supplementary
user manuals. Click an item
to open the folder of the user
manual.
Click the Contact tab
to display the ASUS
contact information.
Click an icon
to display DVD/
motherboard
information
Chapter 4
Click an item to
install
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the DVD.
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4.2.2
Obtaining the software manuals
The software manuals are included in the support DVD. Follow the instructions below to get
the necessary software manuals.
The software manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install the Adobe®
Acrobat® Reader from the Utilities menu before opening the files.
1.
Click the support DVD icon.
2.
The support DVD contents are
displayed in graphical format.
Double-click the Manual folder.
3.
Double-click the folder of your
selected manual.
Chapter 4
The screenshots in this section are for reference only. The actual software manuals
containing in the support DVD vary by models.
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4.3
Software information
Most of the applications in the support DVD have wizards that will conveniently guide you
through the installation. View the online help or readme file that came with the software
application for more information.
4.3.1
ASUS PC Probe II
PC Probe II is a utility that monitors the computer’s vital components, and detects and
alerts you of any problem with these components. PC Probe II senses fan rotations, CPU
temperature, and system voltages, among others. Because PC Probe II is software-based,
you can start monitoring your computer the moment you turn it on. With this utility, you are
assured that your computer is always at a healthy operating condition.
Launching PC Probe II
1.
Install PC Probe II from the motherboard support DVD.
2.
Launch PC Probe II by clicking Start > All Programs > ASUS > PC Probe II > PC
Probe II v1.xx.xx. The PC Probe II main window appears.
3.
The PC Probe II icon appears in the Windows® notification area.. Click this icon to close
or restore the application.
PC Probe II main window
Button
Function
Opens the Configuration window
Opens the Report window
Opens the Desktop Management Interface window
Opens the Peripheral Component Interconnect window
Opens the Windows Management Instrumentation window
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Opens the hard disk drive, memory, CPU usage window
Shows/Hides the Preference section
Minimizes the application
Closes the application
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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4.3.2
ASUS AI Suite
ASUS AI Suite allows you to launch several ASUS utilities easily.
Launching AI Suite
1.
Install AI Suite from the motherboard support DVD.
2.
Launch AI Suite by clicking Start > All Programs > ASUS > AI Suite > AI Suite v1.xx.
xx. The AI Suite main window appears.
3.
The AI Suite icon
appears in the Windows® notification area. If you minimize the
application main window, click this icon to restore the window.
Using AI Suite
Click each utility button to launch the utility, or click the Normal button to restore system
default settings.
Click to open the monitor window that displays
system information such as CPU temperature,
CPU voltage, fan speed, and CPU/FSB frequency
Click to restore
default settings
Click to launch
each utility
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•
The screenshots in this section are for reference only. The actual utility buttons vary
by models.
•
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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4.3.3
ASUS Fan Xpert
Asus Fan Xpert allows you to adjust both the CPU and chassis fan speeds according to
different ambient temperatures and your PC’s system loading. The various fan profiles offer
flexible controls of fan speeds to achieve a quiet and cool system environment.
Launching Fan Xpert
After installing AI Suite from the motherboard support DVD, launch Fan Xpert by doubleclicking the AI Suite tray icon and then clicking the Fan Xpert button
on the AI Suite
main window.
Using Fan Xpert
Click to open the
Calibration window
Click to select a fan
Click to select a
fan profile
Click to apply
the settings
Click to display
the current CPU
temperature and the fan
speed ratio
Click to cancel
the settings
•
Disable: disables the Fan Xpert function.
•
Standard: adjusts fan speed in a moderate pattern.
•
Silent: minimizes fan speed for quiet fan operation.
•
Turbo: maximizes the fan speed for the best cooling effect.
•
Intelligent: automatically adjusts the CPU fan speed according to the ambient
temperature.
•
Stable: fixes the CPU fan speed to avoid noise caused by the unsteady fan rotation. The
fan will speed up when the temperature exceeds 70ºC.
•
User: Allows you to configure the CPU fan profile under certain limitations.
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4.3.4
ASUS EPU-6 Engine
ASUS EPU-6 Engine is an energy-efficient tool that satisfies different computing needs.
This utility provides four modes that you can select to enhance system performance or save
power:
•
Turbo Mode
•
Medium Power Saving Mode
•
High Performance Mode
•
Max. Power Saving Mode
Selecting Auto Mode
will have the system shift modes automatically according to
current system status. You can also customize each mode by configuring settings like CPU
frequency, vCore Voltage, and Fan Control.
Launching 6 Engine
After installing EPU-6 Engine from the motherboard
support DVD, launch the program by double-clicking
the 6 Engine tray icon.
The first time you launch 6 Engine, the
following message will appear, asking
you to run Calibration first. Running
calibration allows the system to detect
CPU properties to optimize power
management.
Click Run Calibration and wait for a few seconds. Then, the 6 Engine main menu appears.
6 Engine main menu
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4.3.5
ASUS TurboV
ASUS TurboV allows you to overclock the CPU frequency, CPU voltage, QPI/Memory
controller voltage, and DRAM voltage in WIndows® environment and takes effect in real-time
without exiting and rebooting the OS.
Refer to the CPU documentation before adjusting CPU voltage settings. Setting a high
voltage may damage the CPU permanently, and setting a low voltage may make the
system unstable.
•
Only Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme Edition processors support the CPU Ratio function.
•
For system stability, all changes made in ASUS TurboV will not be saved to BIOS
settings and will not be kept on the next system boot. Use the Save Profile function
to save your customized overclocking settings and manually load the profile after
Windows starts.
•
For system stability, set ASUS EPU to High Performance Mode while using ASUS
TurboV.
Launching ASUS TurboV
1.
Install the ASUS TurboV utility from the motherboard support DVD.
2.
Click Start > All Programs > ASUS > TurboV > TurboV.
Save the current settings as a new profile
Target settings
Default
settings
Voltage
Adjustment
bars
Click to show
more settings
Advanced
CPU and
chipset voltage
settings
Applies all changes immediately
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Adjusts CPU
core ratio
Undoes all changes without applying
•
Set the CPU Ratio Setting item in BIOS to [Auto] before using the CPU Ratio function
in TurboV. See Chapter 3 for details.
•
For advanced overclock ability, adjust first the BIOS items, and then proceed more
detailed adjustments using TurboV.
•
Refer to the software manual in the support DVD or visit the ASUS website at
www.asus.com for detailed software configuration.
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4.3.6
ASUS Express Gate
ASUS Express Gate is an instant-on environment that gives you quick access to the Internet,
Skype, and viewing your pictures. Within a few seconds of powering on your computer, you
will be at the Express Gate menu where you can start the web browser, Skype, or other
Express Gate applications.
Notices about ASUS Express Gate
•
Ensure to install ASUS Express Gate from the motherboard support DVD before use.
•
ASUS Express Gate supports SATA devices in IDE mode only. See chapter 3 for BIOS
setup details.
•
ASUS Express Gate supports SATA devices connected to motherboard chipsetcontrolled onboard SATA ports only. All onboard extended SATA ports and external
SATA ports are NOT supported. See chapter 2 for the exact location of onboard SATA
ports.
•
ASUS Express Gate supports file uploading from ODD and USB drives and
downloading to USB drives only.
•
ASUS Express Gate supports installation on SATA HDDs, USB HDDs and Flash
drives. When installed on USB HDDs and Flash drives, connect the drives to the
motherboard USB port before turning on the computer.
•
Your monitor must support the screen resolution of 1024 x 768, or ASUS Express
Gate will be skipped during the booting process, and the existing OS will be launched
directly.
The First Screen
Express Gate’s first screen appears within a few seconds after you power on the computer.
Click any of the application
icons to enter Express Gate
environment and launch the
selected application
Turn off the computer
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Continue booting to existing OS when the timer
above the Exit icon counts down to zero (0); click to
immediately enter existing OS
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•
To enter the motherboard BIOS setup program, click Exit on the Express Gate First
Screen, and then press the <Del> key during POST.
•
See the software manual in the bundled motherboard support DVD or click
Express Gate environment for detailed software instructions.
in the
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4.3.7
Audio configurations
®
The Realtek audio CODEC provides 8-channel audio capability to deliver the ultimate audio
experience on your computer. The software provides Jack-Sensing function, S/PDIF Out
support, and interrupt capability. The CODEC also includes the Realtek® proprietary UAJ®
(Universal Audio Jack) technology for all audio ports, eliminating cable connection errors and
giving users plug and play convenience.
Follow the installation wizard to install the Realtek® Audio Driver from the support CD/DVD
that came with the motherboard package.
If the Realtek audio software is correctly installed, you will find
the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon on the taskbar. Doubleclick on the icon to display the Realtek HD Audio Manager.
Realtek HD Audio Manager
A.
Realtek HD Audio Manager for Windows® Vista™
Set default device
button
Minimize
button
Exit button
Device
advanced
settings
Configuration
option tabs
Connector
settings
Analog
and digital
connector
status
Control
settings
window
Information
button
B.
Realtek HD Audio Manager for Windows XP
Configuration
options
Exit button
Minimize button
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Control settings
window
Information button
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4.4
RAIDconfigurations
The motherboard comes with the Intel® ICH10R Southbridge controller that supports RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 10, and RAID 5 for six independent Serial ATA channels.
4.4.1
RAID definitions
RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write data in
parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a single drive but at a
sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone, thus improving data access
and storage. Use of two new identical hard disk drives is required for this setup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one drive to
a second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array management software directs all applications
to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of the data in the other drive. This RAID
configuration provides data protection and increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use
two new drives or use an existing drive and a new drive for this setup. The new drive must be
of the same size or larger than the existing drive.
RAID 5 stripes both data and parity information across three or more hard disk drives. Among
the advantages of RAID 5 configuration include better HDD performance, fault tolerance, and
higher storage capacity. The RAID 5 configuration is best suited for transaction processing,
relational database applications, enterprise resource planning, and other business systems.
Use a minimum of three identical hard disk drives for this setup.
RAID 10 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity (redundancy data) having
to be calculated and written. With the RAID 10* configuration you get all the benefits of both
RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations. Use four new hard disk drives or use an existing drive
and three new drives for this setup.
Intel® Matrix Storage. The Intel® Matrix Storage technology supported by the ICH10R chip
allows you to create a RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10* function to improve both
system performance and data safety. You can also combine two RAID sets to get higher
performance, capacity, or fault tolerance provided by the difference RAID function. For
example, RAID 0 and RAID 1 set can be created by using only two identical hard disk drives.
For Windows XP, If you want to install the system to a hard disk drive included in a RAID
set, first copy the RAID driver from the support DVD to a USB floppy disk before installing
the operating system. Refer to section 4.5 Creating a RAID driver disk for details.
4.4.2
Installing Serial ATA hard disks
The motherboard supports Serial ATA hard disk drives. For optimal performance, install
identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating a disk array.
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To install the SATA hard disks for a RAID configuration:
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1.
Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays.
2.
Connect the SATA signal cables.
3.
Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive.
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4.4.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS
You must enable the RAID function in the BIOS Setup before creating RAID set(s) using
SATA HDDs. To do this:
1.
Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
2.
Go to the Main menu > Storage Configuration, and then press <Enter>.
3.
Set the Configure SATA as item to [RAID].
4.
Save your changes, and then exit the BIOS Setup.
Refer to Chapter 3 for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS Setup.
Intel® Matrix Storage Manager option ROM utility
4.4.4
The Intel® Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM utility allows you to create RAID 0, RAID 1,
RAID 10 (RAID 0+1), and RAID 5 set(s) from Serial ATA hard disk drives that are connected
to the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge.
To enter the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager option ROM utility:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
During POST, press <Ctrl+I> to display the utility main menu.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager option ROM v8.0.0.1038 ICH10R wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-08 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
[ MAIN MENU ]
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes:
Nonedefined.
Physical Disks:
Port Drive Model
0
ST3160812AS
1
ST3160812AS
2
ST3160812AS
3
ST3160812AS
[↑↓]-Select
Serial #
9LS0HJA4
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
9LS0BJ5H
[ESC]-Exit
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
[ENTER]-Select Menu
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The navigation keys at the bottom of the screen allow you to move through the menus
and select the menu options.
The RAID BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and may not
exactly match the items on your screen.
The utility supports maximum four hard disk drives for RAID configuration.
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Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume and press <Enter>. The
following screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager option ROM v8.0.0.1038 ICH10R wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-08 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume0
RAID0(Stripe)
Select Disks
128KB
0.0
GB
Create Volume
[ HELP ]
Enter a unique volume name that has no special characters and is
16 characters or less.
[↑↓]Change
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[ENTER]-Select
2.
Enter a name for the RAID set and press <Enter>.
3.
When the RAID Level item is selected, press the up/down arrow key to select a RAID
level to create, and then press <Enter>.
4.
When the Disks item is selected, press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives you want
to include in the RAID set. The SELECT DISKS screen appears.
[ SELECT DISKS ]
Port
0
1
2
3
Drive 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 disks to use in creating the volume.
[↑↓]-Prev/Next [SPACE]-SelectDisk [ENTER]-Done
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5.
Use the up/down arrow key to select a drive, and then press <Space> to select. A small
triangle marks the selected drive. Press <Enter> after completing your selection.
6.
Use the up/down arrow key to select the stripe size for the RAID array (for RAID 0, 10
and 5 only), and then press <Enter>. The available stripe size values range from 4 KB
to 128 KB. The following are typical values:
RAID 0: 128KB
RAID 10: 64KB
RAID 5: 64KB
We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe size for
multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
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7.
When the Capacity item is selected, enter the RAID volume capacity that you want
and press <Enter>. The default value indicates the maximum allowed capacity.
8.
When the Create Volume item is selected, press <Enter>. The following warning
message appears.
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
9.
Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu, or <N> to go back
to the CREATE VOLUME menu.
Deleting a RAID set
Take caution when deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives when
you delete a RAID set.
To delete a RAID set
1.
From the utility main menu, select 2. Delete RAID Volume and press <Enter>. The
following screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager option ROM v8.0.0.1038 ICH10R wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-08 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ DELETE VOLUME MENU ]
Name
Volume0
Level
RAID0(Stripe)
Drives
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.
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[DEL]-Delete Volume
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2.
Use the up/down arrow key to select the RAID set you want to delete, and then press
<Del>. The following warning message appears.
[ DELETE VOLUME VERIFICATION ]
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
Are you sure you want to delete volume “Volume0”? (Y/N):
3.
Press <Y> to delete the RAID set and return to the utility main menu, or press <N> to
return to the DELETE VOLUME menu.
Exiting the Intel® Matrix Storage Manager
To exit the utility
1.
From the utility main menu, select 4. Exit, and then press <Enter>. The following
warning message appears.
[ CONFIRM EXIT ]
Are you sure you want to exit? (Y/N):
2.
Press <Y> to exit or press <N> to return to the utility main menu.
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4.5
Creating a RAID driver disk
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows® XP operating system
on a hard disk drive that is included in a RAID set. For Windows® Vista operating system, use
either a floppy disk or a USB device with the RAID driver.
The motherboard does not provide a floppy drive connector. You have to use a USB floppy
drive when creating a SATA RAID driver disk.
4.5.1
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS
To create a RAID/SATA driver disk without entering the OS:
1.
Boot your computer.
2.
Press <Del> during POST to enter the BIOS setup utility.
3.
Set the optical drive as the primary boot device.
4.
Insert the support DVD into the optical drive.
5.
Save changes and exit BIOS.
6.
When the Make Disk menu appears, press <a> or <b> to create a 32/64bit
Intel ICH10R RAID driver disk.
7.
Insert a formatted floppy disk into the floppy drive then press <Enter>.
8.
Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
4.5.2
Creating a RAID driver disk in Windows®
To create a RAID driver disk in Windows®:
1.
Start Windows®.
2.
Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive.
3.
Go to the Make disk menu, and then click Intel ICH10R 32/64 bit RAID Driver Disk to
create an Intel® ICH10R RAID driver disk.
4.
Insert a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
5.
Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid a computer virus infection.
1.
During the OS installation, the system prompts you to press the F6 key to install thirdparty SCSI or RAID driver.
2.
Press <F6>, and then insert the floppy disk with RAID driver into the floppy disk drive.
3.
When prompted to select the SCSI adapter to install, ensure that you select Intel(R)
SATA RAID Controller (Desktop ICH10R).
4.
Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
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To install the RAID driver in Windows® XP:
To install the RAID driver in Windows® Vista™:
1.
Insert the floppy disk/USB device with RAID driver into the floppy disk drive/USB port.
2.
During the OS installation, select Intel(R) SATA RAID Controller (Desktop ICH10R).
3.
Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
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Chapter 5
ATI® CrossFireX™ technology support
Chapter 5:
5.1
ATI CrossFireX™ technology
®
5.1.1
Requirements
•
In Dual CrossFireX mode, you should have two identical CrossFireX-ready graphics
cards or one CrossFireX-ready dual-GPU graphics card that are ATI® certified.
•
In Triple CrossFireX mode, you should have three identical CrossFireX-ready graphics
cards that are ATI® certified.
•
Ensure that your graphics card driver supports the ATI CrossFireX technology.
Download the latest driver from the AMD website (www.amd.com).
•
Ensure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum power
required by your system. See page 2-33 for details.
5.1.2
Chapter 5
The motherboard supports the ATI® CrossFireX™ technology that allows you to install multigraphics processing units (GPU) graphics cards. Follow the installATIon procedures in this
section.
•
The ATI Triple CrossFireX technology is currently supported by Windows® Vista
operating system only.
•
Visit the ATI Game website (http://game.amd.com) for the latest certified graphics card
and the supported 3D application list.
Before you begin
For ATI CrossFireX to work properly, you have to uninstall all existing graphics card drivers
before installing ATI CrossFireX graphics cards to your system.
To uninstall existing graphics card drivers
1.
Close all current applications.
2.
For Windows XP, go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs.
For Windows Vista, go to Control Panel > Programs and Features.
3.
Select your current graphics card driver/s.
4.
For Windows XP, select Add/Remove.
For Windows Vista, select Uninstall.
5.
Turn off your computer.
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Installing CrossFireX™ graphics cards
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5.2.1
•
Ensure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum power
required by your system.
•
We recommend that you install additional chassis fans for better thermal environment.
•
Install only the identical CrossFireX-ready graphics cards that are ATI®-certified.
Different types of graphics cards will not work together properly.
•
The motherboard layout of this chapter is for reference purpose only and may not
exactly match with your motherboard.
Dual CrossFireX installation
1.
Prepare two CrossFireX-ready graphics cards.
2.
Insert the two graphics card into the
PCIEX16 slots. If your motherboard has
more than two PCIEX16 slots, refer to
its user manual for the locations of the
PCIEX16 slots recommended for multigraphics card installation.
3.
Ensure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
4.
Align and firmly insert the CrossFireX
bridge connector to the goldfingers on
each graphics card. Ensure that the
connector is firmly in place.
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Connect two independent auxiliary power
sources from the power supply to the two
graphics cards separately.
6.
Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to the
graphics card.
5.2.2
Triple CrossFireX installation
1.
Prepare three CrossFireX-ready graphics cards.
2.
Insert the three graphics card into the PCIEX16 slots. If your motherboard has more
than three PCIEX16 slots, refer to its user manual for the locations of the PCIEX16
slots recommended for multi-graphics card installation.
3.
Ensure that the cards are properly seated on the slots.
4.
Align and firmly insert the two CrossFireX
bridge connectors to the goldfingers
on each graphics card. Ensure that the
connectors are firmly in place.
5.
Connect three independent auxiliary
power sources from the power supply to
the three graphics cards separately.
6.
Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to the
graphics card.
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5.3
Software information
5.3.1
Installing the device drivers
Chapter 5
Refer to the documentation that came with your graphics card package to install the device
drivers.
5.3.2
•
Ensure that your PCI Express graphics card driver supports the ATI® CrossFireX™
technology. Download the latest driver from the AMD website (www.amd.com).
•
If you are using a Triple CrossFireX system, ensure to install the ATI Catalyst® driver
under Windows® Vista™ OS. The ATI Triple CrossFireX technology is currently
supported by Windows® Vista™ only.
Enabling the ATI® CrossFireX™ technology
After installing your graphics cards and the device drivers, enable the CrossFireX™ feature
through the ATI Catalyst™ Control Center in Windows environment.
Launching the ATI Catalyst Control Center
To launch the ATI Catalyst Control Center
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1.
Right-click on the Windows® desktop and select
Catalyst(TM) Control Center. You can also rightclick the ATI icon in the Windows notification area
and select Cayalist Control Center.
2.
The Catalyst Control Center Setup
Assistant appears when the system
detects the existance of multi-graphics
cards. Click Go to continue to the
Catalyst Control Center Advanced
View window.
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1.
In the Catalyst Control Center window,
click Graphics Settings > CrossFireX >
Configure.
2.
From the Graphics Adapter list, select
the graphics card to act as the display
GPU.
3.
Select Enable CrossFireX.
4.
Click Apply, and then click OK to exit
the window.
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Enabling Dual CrossFireX technology
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3
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4
Enabling Triple CrossFireX technology
1.
In the Catalyst Control Center window,
click Graphics Settings > CrossFireX >
Configure.
2.
From the Graphics Adapter list, select
the graphics card to act as the display
GPU.
3.
Select Enable CrossFireX.
4.
From the list, select the appropriate GPU
combination to apply the CrossFireX
technology.
5.
Click Apply, and then click OK to exit
the window.
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