Motherboard
MAXIMUS
VIII
RANGER
E10343
First Edition
July 2015
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Contents
Safety information ...................................................................................................... vi
About this guide ........................................................................................................ vii
MAXIMUS VIII RANGER specifications summary ................................................... ix
Package contents..................................................................................................... xiv
Installation tools and components .......................................................................... xv
Chapter 1:
1.1
1.1.1
1.2
Product highlights........................................................................ 1-1
1.1.2
ROG Gaming Features ............................................................... 1-3
1.1.3
ROG Exclusive Features............................................................. 1-4
1.1.4
ASUS Special Features .............................................................. 1-4
1.1.5
ROG rich bundled software ......................................................... 1-5
Motherboard overview ............................................................................... 1-6
1.2.1
Before you proceed ..................................................................... 1-6
1.2.2
Motherboard layout ..................................................................... 1-7
1.2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU) ................................................... 1-9
1.2.4
System memory ........................................................................ 1-10
1.2.5
Expansion slots ......................................................................... 1-19
1.2.6
Onboard buttons ....................................................................... 1-22
1.2.7
Onboard LEDs .......................................................................... 1-25
1.2.8
Jumper ...................................................................................... 1-32
1.2.9
Internal connectors.................................................................... 1-33
Chapter 2:
2.1
Product Introduction
Special features.......................................................................................... 1-1
Basic Installation
Building your PC system........................................................................... 2-1
2.1.1
Motherboard installation .............................................................. 2-1
2.1.2
CPU installation........................................................................... 2-3
2.1.3
CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation ............................... 2-5
2.1.4
DIMM installation......................................................................... 2-7
2.1.5
ATX Power connection................................................................ 2-8
2.1.6
SATA device connection ............................................................. 2-9
2.1.7
Front I/O Connector .................................................................. 2-10
2.1.8
Expansion Card installation....................................................... 2-11
2.2
BIOS update utility ................................................................................... 2-12
2.3
Motherboard rear and audio connections ............................................. 2-13
2.3.1
Rear I/O connection .................................................................. 2-13
2.3.2
Audio I/O connections ............................................................... 2-14
2.4
Starting up for the first time .................................................................... 2-17
2.5
Turning off the computer ........................................................................ 2-17
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Chapter 3:
3.1
3.2
3.3
BIOS setup program .................................................................................. 3-2
3.2.1
EZ Mode...................................................................................... 3-3
3.2.2
Advanced Mode .......................................................................... 3-4
My Favorites ............................................................................................... 3-7
3.4
Main menu .................................................................................................. 3-8
3.5
Extreme Tweaker menu ........................................................................... 3-11
3.6
Advanced menu ....................................................................................... 3-22
3.7
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BIOS Setup
Knowing BIOS ............................................................................................ 3-1
3.6.1
CPUConfiguration .................................................................... 3-23
3.6.2
PlatformMiscConfiguration ...................................................... 3-25
3.6.3
SystemAgent(SA)Configuration ............................................. 3-26
3.6.4
ROG Effects .............................................................................. 3-28
3.6.5
PCHConfiguration .................................................................... 3-28
3.6.6
PCHStorageConfiguration....................................................... 3-29
3.6.7
USBConfiguration .................................................................... 3-31
3.6.8
NetworkStackConfiguration..................................................... 3-32
3.6.9
OnboardDevicesConfiguration ................................................ 3-32
3.6.10
APMConfiguration .................................................................... 3-34
3.6.11
HDD/SSD SMART Information ................................................. 3-35
3.6.12
Intel(R) ThunderBolt .................................................................. 3-35
Monitor menu ........................................................................................... 3-36
3.8
Boot menu ................................................................................................ 3-41
3.9
Tool menu ................................................................................................. 3-46
3.9.1
ASUS EZ Flash 3 Utility ............................................................ 3-46
3.9.2
Secure Erase ............................................................................ 3-47
3.9.3
ASUSOverclockingProfile ....................................................... 3-48
3.9.4
ROGOCPanelH-KeyConfigure .............................................. 3-49
3.9.5
ASUS SPD Information ............................................................. 3-50
3.9.6
Graphics Card Information ........................................................ 3-50
3.10
Exit menu .................................................................................................. 3-51
3.11
Updating BIOS .......................................................................................... 3-52
Chapter 4:
4.1
4.1.1
4.2
Software Support
Installing an operating system ................................................................. 4-1
Windows® 7 and USB 3.0 driver for 100 Series .......................... 4-1
Support DVD information .......................................................................... 4-8
4.2.1
Running the support DVD ........................................................... 4-8
4.2.2
Obtaining the software manuals.................................................. 4-9
4.3
Software information ............................................................................... 4-10
4.4
AI Suite 3 ................................................................................................... 4-10
4.5
Dual Intelligent Processors 5 .................................................................. 4-13
4.6
ROG Audio features ................................................................................. 4-29
4.7
Sonic Radar II ........................................................................................... 4-36
4.8
GameFirst III ............................................................................................. 4-38
4.9
KeyBot II.................................................................................................... 4-41
4.10
ASUS Media Streamer ............................................................................. 4-43
4.11
RAMDisk ................................................................................................... 4-45
4.12
MemTweakIt .............................................................................................. 4-48
4.13
ROG CPU-Z ............................................................................................... 4-50
4.14
RAMCache ................................................................................................ 4-51
Chapter 5:
5.1
5.2
RAID Support
RAID configurations .................................................................................. 5-1
5.1.1
RAIDdefinitions .......................................................................... 5-1
5.1.2
Installing Serial ATA hard disks .................................................. 5-2
5.1.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS .................................................... 5-2
5.1.4
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility .................. 5-3
Creating a RAID driver disk ...................................................................... 5-7
5.2.1
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS .................. 5-7
5.2.2
Creating a RAID driver disk in Windows®.................................... 5-8
5.2.3
Installing the RAID driver during Windows® OS installation ........ 5-8
Appendix
Notices .................................................................................................................... A-1
ASUS contact information ...................................................................................... A-5
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Safety information
Electrical safety
•
Topreventelectricalshockhazard,disconnectthepowercablefromtheelectricaloutlet
before relocating the system.
•
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables
for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible,
disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.
•
Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all
power cables are unplugged.
•
Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices
could interrupt the grounding circuit.
•
Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not
sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power
company.
•
Ifthepowersupplyisbroken,donottrytofixitbyyourself.Contactaqualifiedservice
technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
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•
Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals
that came with the package.
•
Before using the product, ensure all cables are correctly connected and the power
cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.
•
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors,
slots, sockets and circuitry.
•
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area
where it may become wet.
•
Place the product on a stable surface.
•
Ifyouencountertechnicalproblemswiththeproduct,contactaqualifiedservice
technician or your retailer.
About this guide
Thisuserguidecontainstheinformationyouneedwheninstallingandconfiguringthe
motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
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Chapter1:ProductIntroduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it
supports. It includes description of the switches, jumpers, and connectors on the
motherboard.
•
Chapter2:BasicInstallation
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when
installing system components.
•
Chapter3:BIOSSetup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
•
Chapter4:SoftwareSupport
This chapter describes the contents of the support DVD that comes with the
motherboard package and the software.
•
Chapter5:RAIDSupport
ThischapterdescribestheRAIDconfigurations.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software
updates.
1.
ASUS website
The ASUS website (www.asus.com) provides updated information on ASUS hardware
and software products.
2.
Optional documentation
Yourproductpackagemayincludeoptionaldocumentation,suchaswarrantyflyers,
that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the
standard package.
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Conventions used in this guide
To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used
throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to
complete a task
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Usedtoemphasizeawordoraphrase.
<Key>
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign
means that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or
Return key.
<Key1> + <Key2> + <Key3>
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If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+).
MAXIMUS VIII RANGER specifications summary
LGA1151 socket for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3/Pentium®/
Celeron® Processors
CPU
Supports 14nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0*
* Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU type
* Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
Chipset
Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
4 x DIMM, max. 64GB DDR4 3400 (OC)* / 3333(OC)* / 3300(OC)*
/ 3200(OC)* / 3000(OC)* / 2800(OC)* / 2666(OC)* /2400(OC)*/
2133MHz,non-ECC,un-bufferedmemory
Dual channel memory architecture
Memory
Supports Intel®ExtremeMemoryProfile(XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of
individual CPUs.
** Please refer to Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List) for details.
New 6th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (supports x16, x8/x8)
Expansion slots
Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot (max. at x4 mode)
3 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
Integrated Graphics Processor - Intel® HD Graphics support
Multi-VGA output support: HDMI/DisplayPort
Graphic
- Supports DisplayPort 1.2 with max. resolution 4096 x 2304 @
60Hz
-SupportsHDMI1.4bwithmax.resolution4096x2160@24Hz
- Supports Intel® InTru™ 3D / Quick Sync Video / Clear Video HD
Technology / Insider™
Multi-GPU support
Supports NVIDIA® 2-Way/Quad-GPU SLI™ Technology
Supports AMD® 3-Way/Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Intel® Z170 Express Chipset with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, and Intel
Rapid Storage Technology 14 support
- 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, type 2242 / 2260 / 2280 / 22110
storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA Modes)*
- 2 x SATA Express ports
Storage
- 6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports (4 ports from 2 x SATA Express)*
- Supports Intel® Smart Response Technology**
* When the M.2 Socket 3 is operating in SATA mode, SATA ports 1 will be
disabled.
** This function will work depending on the CPU installed.
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MAXIMUS VIII RANGER specifications summary
Intel® I219-V Gigabit LAN- Dual interconnect between the integrated
Media Access Controller (MAC) and physical layer (PHY)
LAN
Anti-surge LANGuard
ROG GameFirst technology
ROG SupremeFX 2015 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
-ES9023PHighDefinitionCodec
- 2VRMS Headphone Amp into (32-600 Ohms)
- SupremeFX Shielding Technology
- Sonic SenseAmp
Audio
- Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, and Front Panel Jack-retasking
- Optical S/PDIF out port at back panel
Audio Features:
- Sonic Studio II
- Sonic Radar II
- DTS Connect
Intel® Z170 Express Chipset - supports ASUS USB 3.1 Boost:
- 6 x USB 3.0 ports (2 ports at back panel [blue], 4 ports at midboard [grey])
- 8 x USB 2.0 ports (4 ports at back panel [black], 4 ports at midboard [black])*
USB
ASMedia® USB 3.1 controller - supports ASUS USB 3.1 Boost:
- 2 x USB 3.1 ports (1 Type-A [red] and 1 Type-C [black] at back
panel)
* 2 x USB2.0 port at mid-board shares with ROG extension (ROG_EXT)
port.
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse combo port
1 x BIOS Flashback Button
4 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x USB 3.0 ports [blue]
Back I/O Ports
2 x USB 3.1 ports (1 x Type-A [red] and 1 x Type-C [black])
1 x HDMI 1.4b
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
1 x Anti-surge LAN (RJ45) port
1 x Optical S/PDIF out
5 x Gold-plated audio jacks
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MAXIMUS VIII RANGER specifications summary
Start button
Reset button
Clear CMOS button
LN2 Mode
ROG RAMDisk
ROG RAMCache
Overwolf
KeyBot II
- One-click overclocking
ROG Exclusive Features
- X.M.P.
- DirectKey
- Clr CMOS
- Power On
UEFI BIOS features :
- Extreme Tweaker
- Tweakers’ Paradise
- ROG SSD Secure Erase
- GPU.DIMM Post
-O.C.Profile
- Graphics Card Information Preview
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5
-5-WayOptimizationtuningkeyperfectlyconsolidatesTPU,EPU,
DIGI+ Power Control, Fan Xpert 3, and Turbo App
ASUS Exclusive Features
- AI Suite 3
- USB 3.1 Boost
- AI Charger+
- Push Notice
- Disk Unlocker
Special Features
- PC Cleaner
- HyStream
- Media Streamer
- Mobo Connect
ASUS EZ DIY
- USB BIOS Flashback
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 3
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
- MemOK!
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MAXIMUS VIII RANGER specifications summary
ASUS Q-Design
- Q-Code
- Q-Shield
Special Features
- Q-Connector
- Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
- Q-Slot
- Q-DIMM
2 x USB 3.0 headers support additional 4 USB 3.0 ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports [one
connector via ROG_EXT header]
2 x SATA Express connectors
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors (4 ports from 2 x SATA Express)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 for M Key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage
devices support (Supports PCIE 3.0 x4 and SATA modes)
1 x ROG extension (ROG_EXT) header
1 x 4-Pin CPU fan connector
1 x 4-Pin CPU_OPT fan connector
4 x 4-Pin Chassis fan connectors
1 x 4-Pin Water pump connector
Internal I/O Ports
1 x EXT_Fan header
1 x Thermal sensor connector
1 x 24-pin EATX power connector
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V power connector
1 x Start button
1 x Reset button
1 x LN2 mode jumper
1 x MemOK! button
1 x Thunderbolt header (5-pin) for ASUS ThunderboltEX II series
support
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x TPM connector
1 x System panel connector
BIOS
1 x 128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI3.0, WfM3.0,
SM BIOS 3.0, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ
Flash3,CrashFreeBIOS3,F11EZTuningWizard,F6Qfan
Control,F3MyFavorites,F9QuickNote,LastModifiedlog,
F12 PrintScreen, F3 Shortcut functions and ASUS DRAM SPD
(Serial Presence Detect) memory information.
Manageability
WfM2.0, DMI3.0, WOL by PME, PXE
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MAXIMUS VIII RANGER specifications summary
Drivers
ROG GameFirst technology
ROG RAMDisk
ROG RAMCache
ROG CPU-Z
ROG Mem TweakIt
Software
Overwolf
ROG Keybot II
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
ASUS WebStorage
ASUS Utilities
Windows® 10*
Operating System
Support
Windows® 8.1*
Windows® 7
*64-bit supported only
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor, 12”x 9.6” (30.5cm x 24.4cm)
Specificationsaresubjecttochangewithoutnotice.
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Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
ROG MAXIMUS VIII RANGER
2 x 2-in-1 SATA 6 Gb/s cables
Cables
1 x SLI™ cable
1 x I/O Shield
1 x 12-in-1 ROG cable label
1 x Q-Connector
Accessories
1 x ROG Door Hanger
1 x CPU Installation Tool
1 x Fan Label
1 x M.2 Screw
Application DVD
ROG motherboard support DVD
Documentation
User guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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Installation tools and components
1 Bag of screws
Phillips (cross) screwdriver
PC chassis
Power supply unit
Intel LGA 1151 CPU
Intel LGA 1151 compatible CPU Fan
DDR4 DIMM
SATA hard disk drive
SATA optical disc drive (optional)
Graphics card (optional)
The tools and components in the table above are not included in the motherboard package.
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Product Introduction
Product Introduction
1.1
Special features
1.1.1
Product highlights
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Chapter 1
Chapter 1:
Republic of Gamers
The Republic of Gamers offers you the best of the best. We offer the best hardware
engineering, the fastest performance, the most innovative ideas, and we welcome the best
gamers to join in. In the Republic of Gamers, mercy rules are only for the weak, and bragging
rights means everything. We believe in making statements and we excel in competitions.
If your character matches our trait, then join the elite Republic of Gamers and make your
presence felt.
LGA1151 socket for New 6th generation Intel Core processors
This motherboard supports the New 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processors on the LGA1151
package, with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support dual-channel (4
DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.
Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
The Intel® Z170 Express Chipset is a single-chipset design that supports socket LGA1151
6th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. It provides improved performance by utilizing serial
point-to-point links, allowing increased bandwidth and stability. Additionally, Z170 provides a
maximum 10 USB 3.0 ports, 6 SATA 6Gbit/s ports for faster data retrieval.
PCIE® 3.0
PCIE® 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) is the PCIe bus standard that provides twice the performance and
speed of PCIe 2.0. It provides an optimal graphics performance, unprecedented data speed
and seamless transition with its complete backward compatibility to PCIe 1.0/2.0 devices.
SLI®/CrossFire™ On-Demand
This motherboard supports multi-GPU SLI®/CrossFireX™ graphics cards for an unrivalled
gaming performance. With the Intel® Z97 platform to optimize the PCIe allocation of multiple
GPUs, it supports up to 2-WAY GPU SLI® or CrossFireX™configuration.
ASUS MAXIMUS VIII RANGER
1-1
M.2 Support
This motherboard features an M.2 slot, which supports both PCIE and SATA modes. The
PCIE mode operates at full PCI Gen. 3.0 x4 speeds. The SATA mode shares bandwidth with
SATA ports 1 and 2 and will automatically disable those ports when an M.2 card is inserted.
Chapter 1
Supports 2242 (22 mm x 42 mm), 2260 (22 mm x 60 mm), 2280 (22 mm x 80 mm), and
22110 (22 mm x 110 mm) SSD cards.
Complete USB 3.0 integration
This motherboard offers you the strategic USB 3.0 accessibility for both the front and rear
panels, allowing you to experience the convenience of the latest plug and play connectivity
solution at speed up to ten times faster than USB 2.0.
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.1.2
ROG Gaming Features
SupremeFX 2015
Chapter 1
The re-engineered ROG-exclusive SupremeFX 2015 audio technology features an onboard
8-channelhigh-definitionsoundoftrueaudiophile-gradeperformancethatisequalinpower,
clarity,andrangetodedicatedsoundcards.ItsuniqueRedLineShieldingandspecial
metallic cover provides pristine sound and a highly attractive look for the motherboard that
is in keeping with the ROG style. The Japan-made premium Nichicon capacitor ensures
warm natural sound with exceptional clarity for all your gaming and multimedia activities.
SupremeFX 2015 revolutionizes the way you hear games, movies, music, and even other
people via chat - letting you rule and discover a totally whole new dimension of superior
audio.
Sonic Radar II
Sonic Radar II features the exclusive audio enhancement that enhances in-game sound for
better hearing awareness. It has a customizable user interface with a stealthy overlay display
that shows what opponents and teammates are up to including information on the precise
directionandoriginofgunshots,footsteps,andcall-outswhenplayingfirstpersonshooting
(FPS) games.
Sonic Studio II
Sonic Studio II is an audio tuning software that simulates 7.1 channels even through a stereo
(2.0-channel) headset with its virtual surround-sound function. It comes with six superb audio
controlsincludingReverb,BassBoost,Equalizer,VoiceClarity,SmartEQ(SmartVolume),
andVirtualSurround.
Sonic SenseAmp
Sonic SenseAmp is an exclusive ROG invention that automatically detects your headset’s
impedance and adjusts the built-in amp accordingly. Sonic SenseAmp makes tuning your
high-qualityheadphonesassimpleaspluggingthemin.
GameFirst technology
ASUS GameFirst technology is a network management software that features four preset
packetprioritizedprofilesfacilitatinguser’sneed.Userscanalsomanuallyallocatebandwidth
and adjust priority settings of each application to run faster and smoother.
Intel® Ethernet
This LAN solution from Intel features high TCP and UDP throughput with lower CPU
utilization for a smooth networking experience. It has advanced features including advanced
interrupt-handling, low-power consumption, and Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
support thanks to its compatibility with the Intel CPU and chipset.
ASUS MAXIMUS VIII RANGER
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1.1.3
ROG Exclusive Features
Extreme Engine Digi+
Chapter 1
Extreme Engine Digi+ offers you a hardcore power delivery for a challenging and extreme
gaming enjoyment. It utilizes the best components such as NexFET™ Power Block
MOSFETs, MicroFine alloy chokes, and super-premium 10K black metallic solid state
capacitors. The NexFET™ Power Block MOSFETs combine great durability and up to 90%
efficiencyundernormaloperation.Super-premium10KBlackMetallicsolidstatecapacitors
areforgedforoverclockingandthemostextremedemands,lastinguptofivetimeslonger
than generic capacitors with 20% wider temperature tolerance.
RAMCache
ROG’suniquetechnologycacheseitherwholedatafilesortheirmostfrequently-used
fragments, depending on your available memory — getting to work from the moment it’s
activated. RAMCache turns milliseconds into microseconds to boost game-load times to
stratospheric speeds, and minimize risk of data loss!
RAMDisk
RAMDisk reserves part of system memory and turns it into actual storage, so you can
placefavoriteappandgamecachefilesinittoenjoyhigh-speedRAMperformancewhile
accessing them. Plus, this extends SSD lifespan and keeps your main storage optimized for
really important tasks, and you get auto data backup and restore.
RAMDisk only supports 64-bit operating systems.
KeyBot II
KeyBot II is a built-in microprocessor that provides instant upgrade to your keyboard. You can
configureandassignmacrostospecifickeysonyourkeyboardtoperformspecificorseveral
taskatthesametime.YoucanalsoconfigureyourPCtowakeupinCPULevelUP,XMP,or
directly to BIOS mode.
This feature supports USB keyboards only.
1.1.4
ASUS Special Features
AI Suite 3
With its user-friendly interface, ASUS AI Suite 3 consolidates all the exclusive ASUS
features into one simple-to-use software package. It allows you to supervise fan speed
control, voltage and sensor readings. This all-in-one software offers diverse and ease to use
functions, with no need to switch back and forth between different utilities.
USB 3.1 Boost
ASUS USB 3.1 Boost, which supports USB 3.0 and USB 3.1 standard UASP (USB Attached
SCSIProtocol),significantlyincreasesaUSBdevice’stransferspeedupto170%fasterthan
the already impressive USB 3.1 transfer speed. It automatically accelerates data speeds for
compatible USB 3.1 peripherals without the need for any user interaction.
1-4
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
USB BIOS Flashback
1.1.5
Chapter 1
USB BIOS Flashback offers a hassle-free updating solution for your ultimate convenience.
InstallaUSBstoragedevicecontainingtheBIOSfile,presstheBIOSFlashbackbuttonfor
about three seconds, and the UEFI BIOS is automatically updated even without entering
the existing BIOS or operating system. It also allows you to regularly check for UEFI BIOS
updates, and download the latest BIOS automatically.
ROG rich bundled software
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus
Kaspersky®Anti-VirusPersonalofferspremiumantivirusprotectionforindividualusersand
homeoffices.Itisbasedonadvancedantivirustechnologies.Theproductincorporatesthe
Kaspersky®Anti-Virusengine,whichisrenownedformaliciousprogramdetectionratesthat
are among the industry’s highest.
Overwolf
The clever unobtrusive overlay that keeps you in the game, so you can browse, email, IM,
stream or record while you play — and all dressed up in downloadable color-matched ROG
skins to show you’re part of an elite pack. Plus, download awesome Overwolf apps to make
your gaming experiences even more epic!
DAEMON Tools Pro Standard
DAEMONToolsProoffersessentialfunctionalitytobackupCD,DVDandBlu-raydiscs.It
converts optical media into virtual discs and emulates devices to work with the virtual copies.
DAEMON Tools Pro organizes data, music, video, and photo collections on a PC, notebook,
or netbook.
ROG CPU-Z
ROGCPU-ZisacustomizedROGversionutilityauthorizedbyIntel’sCPUIdentification
(CPUID) that allows you to gather information of the main devices of your system. It
gives you the information and status of your CPU, motherboard, memory, and the whole
component. Use the ROG look of reporting your system’s current information with ROG
CPU-Z.
MemTweakIt
MemTweakItisaDRAMefficiencytoolthatallowsyoutoreadDRAMtimingsandallowsyou
topostandshareyourDRAMconfigurationscorestotheROGwebsite.
DTS Connect
Togetthemostoutofyouraudioentertainmentacrossallformatsandqualitylevels,DTS
Connect combines two enabling technologies, DTS Neo:PC™ up mixes stereo sources (CDs,
MP3s, WMAs, internet radio) into as many as 7.1 channels of incredible surround sound.
Consumers can connect their PC to a home theatre system. DTS Interactive is capable of
performing multichannel encoding of DTS bitstreams on personal computers, and sending
encoded bitstreams out of a digital audio connection (such as S/PDIF or HDMI) designed to
deliver audio to an external decoder.
ASUS MAXIMUS VIII RANGER
1-5
1.2
Motherboard overview
1.2.1
Before you proceed
Chapter 1
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change
any motherboard settings.
1-6
•
Unplugthepowercordfromthewallsocketbeforetouchinganycomponent.
•
Beforehandlingcomponents,useagroundedwriststraportouchasafelygrounded
object or a metal object, such as the power supply case, to avoid damaging them due
to static electricity.
•
HoldcomponentsbytheedgestoavoidtouchingtheICsonthem.
•
Wheneveryouuninstallanycomponent,placeitonagroundedantistaticpadorinthe
bag that came with the component.
•
Beforeyouinstallorremoveanycomponent,ensurethattheATXpowersupplyis
switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so
may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, or components.
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
Motherboard layout
Chapter 1
1.2.2
Refer to Internal connectors and Rear I/O connection for more information about rear
panel connectors and internal connectors.
ASUS MAXIMUS VIII RANGER
1-7
Layout contents
Chapter 1
Connectors/Jumpers/Buttons and switches/Slots
1. ATXpowerconnectors(24-pinEATXPWR;8-pinEATX12V)
2. LGA1151 CPU Socket
3. CPU, water pump, CPU optional, extension, and chassis fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN; 4-pin W_PUMP; 4-pin CPU_OPT; 5-pin EXT_FAN;
4-pin CHA_FAN1-4)
4. DDR4 DIMM slots
5. MemOK! button
6. Q_CodeLEDs
7. USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_12; USB3_34)
8. Intel® Z170 Serial ATA 6 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_12;
SATAEXPRESS12)
9. M.2 (Socket 3)
10. LN2 Mode jumper (3-pin LN2_MODE)
11. System panel connector (20-5 pin PANEL)
12. USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB1314, USB1112)
13. ROG Extension connector (18-1 pin ROG_EXT)
14. TPM connector (14-1 pin TPM)
15. Clear CMOS button (CLR_CMOS)
16. RESET button
17. START (Power-on) button
18. Thunderbolt header (5-pin TB_HEADER)
19. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
20. T_Sensor connector (2-pin T_SENSOR1)
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1.2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Chapter 1
This motherboard supports the New 6th Gen Intel® Core™ processors on the LGA1151
package, with memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support dual-channel (4
DIMM) DDR4 memory and 16 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes.
Ensure that you install the correct CPU designed for LGA1151 socket only. DO NOT install
a CPU designed for LGA155 and LGA1156 sockets in the LGA1151 socket.
•
EnsurethatallpowercablesareunpluggedbeforeinstallingtheCPU.
•
Uponpurchaseofthemotherboard,ensurethatthePnPcapisonthesocketand
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.
•
Keepthecapafterinstallingthemotherboard.ASUSwillprocessReturnMerchandise
Authorization(RMA)requestsonlyifthemotherboardcomeswiththecaponthe
LGA1151 socket.
•
Theproductwarrantydoesnotcoverdamagetothesocketcontactsresultingfrom
incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/incorrect removal of the PnP
cap.
ASUS MAXIMUS VIII RANGER
1-9
1.2.4
System memory
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 4 (DDR4) Dual Inline Memory Modules
(DIMM) slots.
Chapter 1
A DDR4 module is notched differently from a DDR, DDR2, or DDR3 module. DO NOT
install a DDR, DDR2, or DDR3 memory module to the DDR4 slot.
Recommended memory configurations
1-10
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
Memory configurations
•
Memorymodulewithmemoryfrequencyhigherthan2133MHzanditscorresponding
timingortheloadedXMPprofileisnottheJEDECmemorystandard.Thestabilityand
compatibility of these memory modules depend on the CPU’s capabilities and other
installed devices.
•
YoumayinstallvaryingmemorysizesinChannelAandChannelB.Thesystemmaps
thetotalsizeofthelower-sizedchannelforthedual-channelconfiguration.Anyexcess
memory from the higher-sized channel is then mapped for single-channel operation.
•
Duetothememoryaddresslimitationon32-bitWindowsOS,whenyouinstall4GB
or more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory for the OS can be
about 3GB or less. For effective use of memory, we recommend that you do any of the
following:
a)
Use a maximum of 3GB system memory if you are using a 32-bit Windows OS.
b)
Install a 64-bit Windows OS when you want to install 4GB or more on the
motherboard.
c)
For more details, refer to the Microsoft® support site at http://support.microsoft.
com/kb/929605/en-us.
•
AlwaysinstallDIMMswiththesameCASlatency.Foroptimalcompatibility,we
recommend that you install memory modules of the same version or date code (D/C)
from the same vendor. Check with the retailer to get the correct memory modules.
•
ThedefaultmemoryoperationfrequencyisdependentonitsSerialPresenceDetect
(SPD), which is the standard way of accessing information from a memory module.
Under the default state, some memory modules for overclocking may operate at a
lowerfrequencythanthevendor-markedvalue.Tooperateatthevendor-marked
oratahigherfrequency,refertosection3.5 Ai Tweaker menu for manual memory
frequencyadjustment.
•
Forsystemstability,useamoreefficientmemorycoolingsystemtosupportafull
memory load (4 DIMMs) or overclocking condition.
ASUS MAXIMUS VIII RANGER
Chapter 1
You may install 1 GB, 2 GB, 4 GB and 8 GB unbuffered and non-ECC DDR4 DIMMs into the
DIMM sockets.
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MAXIMUS VIII RANGER Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR4 3400 MHz capability
Chapter 1
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM
socket
support
(Optional)
2
4
CORSAIR
CMD16GX4M4B3400C16
ver. 4.23
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
Samsung
K4A4G085WD
16-18-18-38
1.35V
•
•
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM
socket
support
(Optional)
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
16-18-18-38
1.35V
•
DDR4 3333 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
G.SKILL
F4-3333C16D-8GTZ
8GB(4GB*2)
SS
2
G.SKILL
F4-3333C16Q-16GRKD
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
Samsung
K4A4G085WD
16-16-16-36
1.35V
•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX4M4B3333C16
ver4.23
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
Samsung
K4A4G085WD
16-18-18-36
1.35V
•
A-DATA
AX4U3333W4G16
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
16-16-16-36
1.35V
•
4
DDR4 3300 MHz capability
1-12
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM
socket
support
(Optional)
2
4
G.SKILL
F4-3300C16Q-16GRK
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
16-16-16-36
1.35V
•
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-3300C16D-8GTZ
8GB(4GB*2)
SS
Samsung
K4A4G085WD
16-18-18-38
1.35V
•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX4M4B3300C16
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
Samsung
K4A4G085WD
16-18-18-36
1.35V
•
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM
socket
support
(Optional)
2
4
G.SKILL
F4-3200C16Q-16GRR
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
16-16-16-36
1.35V
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-3200C16Q-16GRB
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
16-16-16-36
1.35V
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-3200C16Q-16GRRK
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
16-16-16-36
1.35V
•
•
AVEXIR
AVD4U32001604G-4BZ1
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
16-18-18-36
1.35V
•
AVEXIR
AVD4U32001604G-4CIR
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
16-18-18-36
1.35V
•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX4M4A3200C16
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
16-18-18-36
1.35V
•
GEIL
GPR416GB3200C15QC
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
15-15-15-35
1.35V
•
Kingston
HX432C16PB2K4/16
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
16-16-16-39
1.35V
•
Panram
PUD43200C164G4NJW
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
16-18-18-39
1.35V
•
Chapter 1
DDR4 3200 MHz capability
DDR4 3000 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM
socket
support
(Optional)
G.SKILL
F4-3000C15Q-32GRR
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
15-15-15-35
1.35V
•
2
G.SKILL
F4-3000C15Q-32GRB
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
15-15-15-35
1.35V
•
G.SKILL
F4-3000C15Q-32GRK
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
15-15-15-35
1.35V
•
G.SKILL
F4-3000C16Q-32GRR
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
16-16-16-36
1.35V
•
G.SKILL
F4-3000C16Q-32GRB
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
16-16-16-36
1.35V
•
4
G.SKILL
F4-3000C16Q-32GRK
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
16-16-16-36
1.35V
•
G.SKILL
F4-3000C15Q-16GRR
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
15-15-15-35
1.35V
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-3000C15Q-16GRB
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
15-15-15-35
1.35V
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-3000C15Q-16GRK
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
15-15-15-35
1.35V
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-3000C15Q2-32GRK
32GB(4GB*8)
SS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
15-15-15-35
1.35V
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-3000C15D-8GTZ
8GB(4GB*2)
SS
Samsung
K4A4G085WD
15-15-15-35
1.35V
•
•
AVEXIR
AVD4U30001604G-4CI
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
16-18-18-36
1.35V
•
•
•
AVEXIR
AVD4U30001504G-4BZ1
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
15-15-15-35
1.35V
•
AVEXIR
AVD4U30001608G-4CI
32GB(8GB*4)
DS
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
16-18-18-36
1.35V
•
15-16-16-39
1.35V
•
•
15-17-17-35
1.35V
•
•
Kingston
HX430C15PB2K4/16
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
CORSAIR
CMD16GX4M4B3000C15
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
Samsung
K4A4G085WD
Samsung
K4A4G085WD
CORSAIR
CMK16GX4M4B3000C15
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
Panram
PUD43000C154G4NJW
16GB(4GB*4)
SS
Asint
SLB404G08-EWWHMX
16GB(8GB*2)
SS
ASUS MAXIMUS VIII RANGER
SK hynix
H5AN4G8NMFR
15-17-17-35
1.35V
•
•
15-17-17-35
1.35V
•
•
15-15-15-44
1.35V
•
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DDR4 2800 MHz capability
Chapter 1
1-14
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM
socket
support
(Optional)
2
4
Apacer
78.BAGM8.AF20B (XMP)
4GB
SS
-
-
17-17-17-36
-
•
•
Apacer
78.CAGM8.AF30B (XMP)
8GB
DS
-
-
17-17-17-36
-
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX4M4A2800C16
(Ver4.23)(XMP)
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
16-18-18-36
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX4M4A2800C16
(Ver5.29)
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
16-18-18-36
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK16GX4M4A2800C16
(Ver4.23)(XMP)
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
16-16-18-36
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK16GX4M4A2800C16
(Ver5.29)
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
16-18-18-36
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD32GX4M4A2800C16
(Ver5.29)(XMP)
32GB ( 4x
8GB )
DS
-
-
18-18-18-36
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK32GX4M4A2800C16
(Ver5.29)(XMP)
32GB ( 4x
8GB )
DS
-
-
16-18-18-36
1.2
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-2800C16Q-16GRR
(XMP)
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
16-16-16-36
1.2
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-2800C16Q-32GRR
(XMP)
32GB ( 4x
8GB )
DS
-
-
16-16-16-36
1.2
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-2800C15Q2-64GRK
(XMP)
64GB ( 8x
8GB )
DS
-
-
15-16-16-35
1.25
•
•
Kingston
HX428C14PBK4/16
(XMP)
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
14-15-1540-2
1.35
•
•
ADATA
AX4U2800W4G17
32GB ( 8x
4GB )
DS
-
-
17-17-17-36
1.2
•
•
ADATA
AX4U2800W8G17
8GB
DS
-
-
15-15-15-36
1.2
•
•
AVEXIR
AVD4U28001504G-4CIR
(XMP)
4GB
SS
-
-
15-15-15-35
1.35
•
•
AVEXIR
AVD4U28001608G-4CIR
(XMP)
32GB ( 8x
4GB )
DS
-
-
16-16-16-36
1.2
•
•
Panram
PUD42800C164G4NJW
(XMP)
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
2800-16-1818-36
1.25
•
•
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
DDR4 2666 MHz capability
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
2
4
CORSAIR
CMD16GX4M4A2666C15
(Ver4.23)(XMP)
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
15-17-17-35
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX4M4A2666C16
(Ver4.23)(XMP)
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
16-18-18-35
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD16GX4M4A2666C16
(Ver5.29)(XMP)
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
16-18-18-35
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK16GX4M4A2666C15
(Ver4.23)(XMP)
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
15-17-17-35
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK16GX4M4A2666C15
(Ver5.29)
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
15-17-17-35
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK16GX4M4A2666C16
(Ver4.23)(XMP)
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
16-18-18-35
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK16GX4M4A2666C16
(Ver5.29)(XMP)
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
16-18-18-35
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD128GX4M8A2666C15
(Ver4.31)(XMP)
128GB
(16x
8GB )
DS
-
-
15-17-17-35
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD128GX4M8A2666C15
(Ver4.31)(XMP)
128GB
(16x
8GB )
DS
-
-
15-17-17-35
1.2
CORSAIR
CMD32GX4M4A2666C15
(Ver4.23)(XMP)
32GB ( 4x
8GB )
DS
-
-
15-17-17-35
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD32GX4M4A2666C15
(Ver5.29)
32GB ( 4x
8GB )
DS
-
-
15-17-17-35
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD32GX4M4A2666C16
(Ver4.23)(XMP)
32GB ( 4x
8GB )
DS
-
-
16-18-18-35
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK32GX4M4A2666C15
(Ver4.23)(XMP)
32GB ( 4x
8GB )
DS
-
-
15-17-17-35
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK32GX4M4A2666C15
(Ver5.29)(XMP)
32GB ( 4x
8GB )
DS
-
-
15-17-17-35
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK32GX4M4A2666C16
(Ver5.29)(XMP)
32GB ( 4x
8GB )
DS
-
-
16-16-18-35
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK32GX4M4A2666C16R
(Ver4.23)(XMP)
32GB ( 4x
8GB )
DS
-
-
16-18-18-35
1.2
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-2666C15Q-16GRR
(XMP)
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
15-15-15-35
1.2
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-2666C15Q-32GRR
(XMP)
32GB ( 4x
8GB )
DS
-
-
15-15-15-35
1.2
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-2666C16Q2-64GRB
(XMP)
64GB ( 8x
8GB )
DS
-
-
16-16-16-36
1.2
•
•
AVEXIR
AVD4U26661504G-4CIR
(XMP)
4GB
SS
-
-
15-15-15-35
1.2
•
•
AVEXIR
AVD4U26661608G-4CIR
(XMP)
32GB ( 8x
4GB )
DS
-
-
16-16-16-36
1.2
•
•
ISDT
IMA451U6MFR8N-CF0
(XMP)
4GB
SS
ISDT
I5AN4G8NMFR
15-15-15-35
1.2
•
•
ISDT
IMA41GU6MFR8N-CF0
(XMP)
8GB
DS
ISDT
I5AN4G8NMFR
15-15-15-35
1.2
•
•
Team
TCD44G2666C15ABK
(XMP)
4GB
SS
Samsung
K4A4G085WD
15-15-15-35
1.2
•
•
Team
TCD48G2666C15ABK
(XMP)
32GB(4x
8GB)
DS
Team
TCD48G2666C15ABK
15-15-15-35
1.2
•
•
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Chapter 1
DIMM
socket
support
(Optional)
Vendors
1-15
DDR4 2400 MHz capability
Chapter 1
1-16
DIMM
socket
support
(Optional)
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
2
4
CORSAIR
CMD16GX4M4A2400C14
(Ver4.23)(XMP)
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
14-16-16-31
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK16GX4M4A2400C14
(Ver4.23)(XMP)
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
14-16-16-31
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD32GX4M4A2400C14
(Ver4.23)(XMP)
32GB ( 4x
8GB )
DS
-
-
14-16-16-31
1.2
•
•
CORSAIR
CMK32GX4M4A2400C14
(Ver4.23)(XMP)
32GB ( 4x
8GB )
DS
-
-
14-16-16-31
1.2
•
•
Crucial
BLS4G4D240FSA.8FAD
4GB
SS
-
-
16-16-16-40
1.2
•
•
crucial
BLS4G4D240FSA.8FAR
(XMP)
4GB
SS
-
-
17-16-1639-2
1.2
•
•
Crucial
BLS8G4D240FSA.16FAD
8GB
DS
-
-
16-16-16-40
1.2
•
•
crucial
BLS8G4D240FSA.16FAR
(XMP)
8GB
DS
-
-
17-16-1639-2
1.2
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-2400C15Q-16GRR
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
15-15-15-35
1.2
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-2400C15Q2-128GRK
(XMP)
128GB ( 8x
16GB )
DS
-
-
2400-15-1515-35
1.2
•
•
G.SKILL
F4-2400C15Q-32GRR
32GB ( 4x
8GB )
DS
-
-
15-15-15-35
1.2
•
•
Kingston
HX424C12PB2K4/16
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
15-15-15-36
1.2
•
•
AVEXIR
AVD4U24001604G-4CIR
(XMP)
4GB
SS
-
-
16-16-16-36
1.2
•
•
AVEXIR
AVD4U24001608G-4M
(XMP)
32GB ( 8x
4GB )
DS
SK Hynix
H5AN4G8NMFRTFC
16-16-16-36
1.2
•
•
AVEXIR
AVD4U24001608G-4M
32GB ( 8x
4GB )
DS
SK Hynix
H5AN4G8NMFRTFC
16-16-16-39
1.2
•
•
Panram
PUD42400C154G4NJW
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
2400-15-1515-35
1.2
•
•
Panram
PUD42400C158G4NJW
32GB ( 4x
8GB )
DS
-
-
2400-15-1515-35
1.2
•
•
Team
TED44GM2400C16BK
4GB
SS
Samsung
K4A4G085WD
16-16-16-39
1.2
•
•
Team
TED48GM2400C16BK
8GB
DS
Samsung
K4A4G085WD
16-16-16-39
1.2
•
•
V-color
TD4G8C17-UH
4GB
SS
V-color
DW3J0460HM
2400-15-1515-36
1.2
•
•
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
DDR4 2133 MHz capability
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
Micron
MTA8ATF51264AZ-2G
4GB
SS
Micron
D9RGQ
15-15-15-37
1.2
Micron
MTA16ATF1G64AZ-2G
8GB
DS
Micron
D9RGQ
15-15-15-37
1.2
Samsung
M378A1G43DB0-CPB
8GB
DS
Samsung
K4A4G085WD
15-15-15-36
1.2
SK Hynix
HMA451U6MFR8N
4GB
SS
SK Hynix
H5AN4G8NMFRTFC
15-15-15-36
1.2
SK Hynix
HMA41GU6MFR8N-TF
8GB
DS
SK Hynix
H5AN4G8NMFRTFC
15-15-15-37
1.2
Apacer
78.B1GM3.AF00B
4GB
SS
SK Hynix
H5AN4G8NMFRTFC
15-15-15-36
Apacer
78.C1GM3.AF10B
8GB
DS
SK Hynix
H5AN4G8NMFRTFC
15-15-15-36
CORSAIR
CMK16GX4M4A2133C13
(Ver4.23)(XMP)
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
CORSAIR
CMV4GX4M1A2133C15
4GB
SS
-
CORSAIR
CMK32GX4M4A2133C13
(Ver4.23)(XMP)
32GB ( 4x
8GB )
DS
-
CORSAIR
CMK64GX4M8A2133C13
(Ver4.23)(XMP)
64GB ( 8x
8GB )
DS
CORSAIR
CMV8GX4M1A2133C15
8GB
G.SKILL
F4-2133C15Q-16GRR
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
G.SKILL
F4-2133C15Q-32GRR
Samsung
SUPER
TALENT
DIMM
socket
support
(Optional)
2
4
1.2
•
•
1.2
•
•
13-15-15-28
1.2
•
•
-
15-15-15-36
1.2
•
•
-
13-15-15-28
1.2
•
•
-
-
13-15-15-28
1.2
•
•
DS
-
-
15-15-15-36
1.2
•
•
SS
-
-
15-15-15-35
1.2
•
•
32GB ( 4x
8GB )
DS
-
-
15-15-15-35
-
•
•
M378A1G43DB0-CPB
8GB
DS
Samsung
K4A4G085WD
15-15-15-36
-
•
•
FBU2B008GM
8GB
DS
Micron
D9RGQ
15-15-15-36
1.2
•
•
Transcend
TS512MLH64V1H
4GB
SS
Samsung
K4A4G085WD
2133-15-1515-37
-
•
•
Transcend
TS1GLH64V1H
8GB
DS
Samsung
K4A4G085WD
2133-15-1515-37
-
•
•
ADATA
AD4U2133W4G15-B
4GB
SS
SK Hynix
H5AN4G8NMFRTFC
15-15-15-36
-
•
•
ADATA
AD4U2133W8G15
8GB
DS
SK Hynix
H5AN4G8NMFRTFC
15-15-15-36
1.2
•
•
AVEXIR
AVD4U21331504G-4M
4GB
SS
AVEXIR
512X8DDR4
15-15-15-35
1.2
•
•
Century
CD8G-D4U2133
8GB
DS
SK Hynix
H5AN4G8NMFRTFC
15-15-15-36
-
•
•
ISDT
IMA451U6MFR8N-TF0
4GB
SS
ISDT
I5AN4G8NMFR
15-15-15-35
1.2
•
•
ISDT
IMA41GU6MFR8N-TF0
8GB
DS
ISDT
I5AN4G8NMFR
15-15-15-35
1.2
•
•
Chapter 1
Vendors
(continued on the next page)
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DDR4 2133 MHz capability
DIMM
socket
support
(Optional)
Chapter 1
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO.
Timing
Voltage
2
4
Panram
PUD42133C134G4NJW
16GB ( 4x
4GB )
SS
-
-
2133-13-1313-35
1.2
•
•
Panram
PUD42133C154GNJK
4GB
SS
-
-
15-15-15-36
1.2
•
•
Panram
PUD42133C154G2VS
8GB ( 2x
4GB )
SS
SK Hynix
H5AN4GBNMFRTFC
2133-15-1515-36
1.2
•
•
Panram
PUD42133C158G2VS
16GB ( 2x
8GB )
DS
SK Hynix
H5AN4GBNMFRTFC
2133-15-1515-36
1.2
•
•
Panram
PUD42133C138G4NJW
32GB ( 4x
8GB )
DS
-
-
2133-13-1313-35
1.2
•
•
Panram
PUD42133C158GNJK
8GB
DS
-
-
15-15-15-36
1.2
•
•
SanMax
SMD-4G28HP-21P
4GB
SS
SK Hynix
H5AN4G8NMFRTFC
15-15-37-2
-
•
•
SanMax
SMD-8G28HP-21P
8GB
DS
SK Hynix
H5AN4G8NMFRTFC
15-15-37-2
-
•
•
SK Hynix
HMA82GU6MFR8N-TF
16GB
DS
SK Hynix
H5AN8G8NMFRTFC
15-15-15-36
-
•
•
Team
TED44GM2133C15ABK
4GB
SS
SK Hynix
H5AN4G8NMFRTFC
15-15-15-36
1.2
•
•
UMAX
84G44G93MC21OMCALGF15
4GB
SS
Micron
D9RGQ
15-15-15-36
-
•
•
UMAX
84G48G93MC21OMCGNGF15
8GB
DS
Micron
D9RGQ
15-15-15-36
-
•
•
Side(s): SS - Single-sided DS - Double-sided DIMM support:
(1) Supports one (1) module inserted into any slot as Single-channel memory
configuration.WesuggestthatyouinstallthemoduleintoA2slot.
(2) Supports two (2) modules inserted into either the grey slots or the black slots as one
pairofDual-channelmemoryconfiguration.Wesuggestthatyouinstallthemodules
into slots A2 and B2 for better compatibility.
(4) Supports four (4) modules inserted into both the grey and black slots as two pairs of
Dual-channelmemoryconfiguration.
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•
ASUSexclusivelyprovideshyperDIMMsupportfunction.
•
HyperDIMMsupportissubjecttothephysicalcharacteristicsofindividualCPUs.Load
the X.M.P. settings in the BIOS for the hyper DIMM support.
•
VisittheASUSwebsiteforthelatestQVL.
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.2.5
Expansion slots
Slot No.
Chapter 1
Unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do so may
cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
Slot Description
1
PCIe 3.0 x1_1 slot
2
PCIe 3.0 x16/x8_1 slot
3
PCIe 3.0 x1_2 slot
4
PCIe 3.0 x8_2 slot
5
PCIe 3.0 x1_3 slot
6
PCIe 3.0 x4_3 slot
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IRQ assignments for this motherboard
Chapter 1
PCIEX16/X8_1
PCIEX8_2
PCIEX4_3
PCIEX1_1
PCIEX1_2
PCIEX1_3
I.G.F.X .
Intel LAN Controller
SATA Controller
HighDefinitionAudio
XHCI Controller
ASM1142
A
shared
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
shared
shared
shared
shared
shared
shared
shared
shared
shared
shared
shared
PCIe operating mode
VGA Configuration
SingleVGA/PCIecard
DualVGA/PCIecard
PCIe_x16/x8_1
x16(RecommendforsingleVGA)
x8
PCIe_x8_2
N/A
x8
•
WerecommendthatyouprovidesufficientpowerwhenrunningCrossFireX™orSLI®
mode.
•
ConnectachassisfantothemotherboardconnectorlabeledCHA_FAN1-4when
using multiple graphics cards for better thermal environment.
•
New6thgenerationIntel® Core™ processors support PCIe 3.0 speed rate.
PCIe_x16/x8_1 slot switches to x8 mode when PCIe_x8_2 slot is occupied.
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
PCIe operating mode
Chapter 1
Motherboard Layout
Modes
PCIe PCIe
X1
X4
Auto
PCIEX1_1
x1
x1
x1
–
PCIE_X16/X8_1
–
x1
–
–
PCIEX1_2
x1
–
x1
–
PCIE_X8_2
–
–
–
–
PCIEX1_3
x1
–
x1
–
PCIEX4_3
x1
x4
x1
x4
•
PCIEX4_3sharesbandwidthwithPCIEX1_2andPCIEX1_3.
•
PCIEX4_3willruninX2modebydefaultwithPCIEX1_2andPCIEX1_3enabled.
•
WhenaPCIEx4cardisinsertedintothePCIEX4_3slot,PCIEX1_2andPCIEX1_3
will be disabled and the PCIEX4 card will run in X4 mode.
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1.2.6
Onboard buttons
Onboardbuttonsallowyoutofine-tuneperformancewhenworkingonabareoropencase system. This is ideal for overclockers and gamers who continually change settings to
enhance system performance.
Chapter 1
1.
Power-on button (START)
The motherboard comes with a power-on button that allows you to power up or wake
up the system. The button also lights up when the system is plugged to a power source
indicating that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before
removing or installing any motherboard component.
2.
RESET button (RESET)
Press the reset button to reboot the system.
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3.
MemOK! button (MemOK!)
•
RefertosectionOnboard LEDs for the exact location of the DRAM_LED.
•
TheDRAM_LEDalsolightsupwhentheDIMMisnotproperlyinstalled.Turnoffthe
system and reinstall the DIMM before using the MemOK! function.
•
TheMemOK!buttondoesnotfunctionunderWindows® OS environment.
•
Duringthetuningprocess,thesystemloadsandtestsfailsafememorysettings.It
takes about 30 seconds for the system to test one set of failsafe settings. If the test
fails, the system reboots and test the next set of failsafe settings. The blinking speed
of the DRAM_LED increases, indicating different test processes.
•
Duetomemorytuningrequirement,thesystemautomaticallyrebootswheneach
timing set is tested. If the installed DIMMs still fail to boot after the whole tuning
process, the DRAM_LED lights continuously. Replace the DIMMs with ones
recommendedintheMemoryQVL(QualifiedVendorsLists)inthisusermanualorat
www.asus.com.
•
IfyouturnoffthecomputerandreplaceDIMMsduringthetuningprocess,thesystem
continues memory tuning after turning on the computer. To stop memory tuning, turn
off the computer and unplug the power cord for about 5–10 seconds.
•
IfyoursystemfailstobootupduetoBIOSoverclocking,presstheMemOK!button
to boot and load the BIOS default settings. A message will appear during POST
reminding you that the BIOS has been restored to its default settings.
•
WerecommendthatyoudownloadandupdatetothelatestBIOSversionfrom
www.asus.com after using the MemOK! function.
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Chapter 1
Installing DIMMs that are not compatible with the motherboard may cause system
boot failure, and the DRAM_LED near the MemOK! button lights continuously. Press
and hold the MemOK! button until the DRAM_LED starts blinking to begin automatic
memory compatibility tuning for successful boot.
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4.
Clear CMOS button (CLR_CMOS)
Press this button to clear the BIOS setup information only when the systems hangs
due to overclocking.
Chapter 1
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.2.7
1.
Onboard LEDs
Hard Disk LED (HD_LED)
2.
Chapter 1
The Hard Disk LED is designed to indicate the hard disk activity. It blinks when data
is being written into or read from the hard disk drive. The LED does not light up when
there is no hard disk drive connected to the motherboard or when the hard disk drive
does not function.
Q LEDs (BOOT_DEVICE_LED, VGA_LED, DRAM_LED, CPU_LED)
QLEDscheckkeycomponents(CPU,DRAM,VGAcard,andbootingdevices)in
sequenceduringmotherboardbootingprocess.Ifanerrorisfound,thecorresponding
LEDflashesuntiltheproblemissolved.Thisuser-friendlydesignprovidesanintuitive
way to locate the root problem within seconds.
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3.
Q-Code LED
TheQ-CodeLEDdesignprovidesyouwitha2-digiterrorcodethatdisplaysthesystem
status.RefertotheQ-Codetableonthefollowingpagefordetails.
Chapter 1
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
Code
Description
00
Not used
01
Power on. Reset type detection (soft/hard).
02
AP initialization before microcode loading
03
System Agent initialization before microcode loading
04
PCH initialization before microcode loading
06
Microcode loading
07
AP initialization after microcode loading
08
System Agent initialization after microcode loading
09
PCH initialization after microcode loading
0B
Cache initialization
0C – 0D
Reserved for future AMI SEC error codes
0E
Microcode not found
0F
Microcode not loaded
10
PEI Core is started
11 – 14
Pre-memory CPU initialization is started
15 – 18
Pre-memory System Agent initialization is started
19 – 1C
Pre-memory PCH initialization is started
2B – 2F
Memory initialization
30
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
31
Memory Installed
32 – 36
CPU post-memory initialization
37 – 3A
Post-Memory System Agent initialization is started
3B – 3E
Post-Memory PCH initialization is started
4F
DXE IPL is started
50 – 53
Memory initialization error. Invalid memory type or incompatible memory
speed
54
Unspecifiedmemoryinitializationerror
55
Memory not installed
56
Invalid CPU type or Speed
57
CPU mismatch
58
CPU self test failed or possible CPU cache error
59
CPU micro-code is not found or micro-code update is failed
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Q-Code table
(continued on the next page)
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Q-Code table
Chapter 1
Code
Description
10
PEI Core is started
11 – 14
Pre-memory CPU initialization is started
15 – 18
Pre-memory System Agent initialization is started
19 – 1C
Pre-memory PCH initialization is started
2B – 2F
Memory initialization
30
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
31
Memory Installed
32 – 36
CPU post-memory initialization
37 – 3A
Post-Memory System Agent initialization is started
3B – 3E
Post-Memory PCH initialization is started
4F
DXE IPL is started
50 – 53
Memory initialization error. Invalid memory type or incompatible memory
speed
54
Unspecifiedmemoryinitializationerror
55
Memory not installed
56
Invalid CPU type or Speed
57
CPU mismatch
58
CPU self test failed or possible CPU cache error
59
CPU micro-code is not found or micro-code update is failed
5A
Internal CPU error
5B
Reset PPI is not available
5C – 5F
Reserved for future AMI error codes
E0
S3 Resume is stared (S3 Resume PPI is called by the DXE IPL)
E1
S3 Boot Script execution
E2
Videorepost
E3
OS S3 wake vector call
E4 – E7
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
E8
S3 Resume Failed
E9
S3 Resume PPI not Found
EA
S3 Resume Boot Script Error
EB
S3 OS Wake Error
EC – EF
Reserved for future AMI error codes
(continued on the next page)
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Code
Description
F0
Recoveryconditiontriggeredbyfirmware(Autorecovery)
F1
Recovery condition triggered by user (Forced recovery)
F2
Recovery process started
F3
Recoveryfirmwareimageisfound
F4
Recoveryfirmwareimageisloaded
F5 – F7
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
F8
Recovery PPI is not available
F9
Recovery capsule is not found
FA
Invalid recovery capsule
FB – FF
Reserved for future AMI error codes
60
DXE Core is started
61
NVRAMinitialization
62
Installation of the PCH Runtime Services
63 – 67
CPU DXE initialization is started
68
PCI host bridge initialization
69
System Agent DXE initialization is started
6A
System Agent DXE SMM initialization is started
6B – 6F
SystemAgentDXEinitialization(SystemAgentmodulespecific)
70
PCH DXE initialization is started
71
PCH DXE SMM initialization is started
72
PCH devices initialization
73 – 77
PCHDXEInitialization(PCHmodulespecific)
78
ACPI module initialization
79
CSM initialization
7A – 7F
Reserved for future AMI DXE codes
90
Boot Device Selection (BDS) phase is started
91
Driver connecting is started
92
PCI Bus initialization is started
93
PCI Bus Hot Plug Controller Initialization
94
PCI Bus Enumeration
95
PCIBusRequestResources
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Q-Code table
Chapter 1
Code
Description
96
PCI Bus Assign Resources
97
Console Output devices connect
98
Console input devices connect
99
Super IO Initialization
9A
USB initialization is started
9B
USB Reset
9C
USB Detect
9D
USB Enable
9E – 9F
Reserved for future AMI codes
A0
IDE initialization is started
A1
IDE Reset
A2
IDE Detect
A3
IDE Enable
A4
SCSI initialization is started
A5
SCSI Reset
A6
SCSI Detect
A7
SCSI Enable
A8
SetupVerifyingPassword
A9
Start of Setup
AA
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
AB
Setup Input Wait
AC
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
AD
Ready To Boot event
AE
Legacy Boot event
AF
Exit Boot Services event
B0
RuntimeSetVirtualAddressMAPBegin
B1
RuntimeSetVirtualAddressMAPEnd
B2
Legacy Option ROM Initialization
B3
System Reset
B4
USB hot plug
B5
PCI bus hot plug
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Code
Description
B6
Clean-upofNVRAM
B7
ConfigurationReset(resetofNVRAMsettings)
B8– BF
Reserved for future AMI codes
D0
CPU initialization error
D1
System Agent initialization error
D2
PCH initialization error
D3
Some of the Architectural Protocols are not available
D4
PCI resource allocation error. Out of Resources
D5
No Space for Legacy Option ROM
D6
No Console Output Devices are found
D7
No Console Input Devices are found
D8
Invalid password
D9
Error loading Boot Option (LoadImage returned error)
DA
Boot Option is failed (StartImage returned error)
DB
Flash update is failed
DC
Reset protocol is not available
Chapter 1
Q-Code table
ACPI/ASL Checkpoints
Code
Description
0x01
System is entering S1 sleep state
0x02
System is entering S2 sleep state
0x03
System is entering S3 sleep state
0x04
System is entering S4 sleep state
0x05
System is entering S5 sleep state
0x10
System is waking up from the S1 sleep state
0x20
System is waking up from the S2 sleep state
0x30
System is waking up from the S3 sleep state
0x40
System is waking up from the S4 sleep state
0xAC
System has transitioned into ACPI mode. Interrupt controller is in PIC mode.
0xAA
System has transitioned into ACPI mode. Interrupt controller is in APIC mode.
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1.2.8
1.
Jumper
LN2 Mode jumper (3-pin LN2_MODE)
Chapter 1
With LN2 mode activated, the ROG motherboard is optimized to remedy the cold-boot
bug during POST and help the system boot successfully.
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1.2.9
1.
Internal connectors
®
Intel Z170 Serial ATA 6 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_12; SATAEXPRESS12)
Chapter 1
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 6 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 6 Gb/s
signal cables.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
configurationwiththeIntel® Rapid Storage Technology through the onboard Intel® Z97
chipset.
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Theseconnectorsaresetto[AHCI Mode] by default. If you intend to create a Serial
ATARAIDsetusingtheseconnectors,settheSATAModeitemintheBIOSto[RAID
Mode]. Refer to section PCH Storage Configuration for details.
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BeforecreatingaRAIDset,refertosectionRAID configurations or the manual
bundledinthemotherboardsupportDVD.
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WhenusingNCQ,settheSATAModeintheBIOSto[AHCI Mode]. Refer to section
PCH Storage Configuration for details.
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2.
USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_12; USB3_34)
Chapter 1
This connector allows you to connect a USB 3.0 module for additional USB 3.0 front
orrearpanelports.WithaninstalledUSB3.0module,youcanenjoyallthebenefitsof
USB 3.0 including faster data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps, faster charging time for
USB-chargeabledevices,optimizedpowerefficiency,andbackwardcompatibilitywith
USB 2.0.
The USB 3.0 module is purchased separately.
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TheseconnectorsarebasedonxHCIspecification.Werecommendyoutoinstall
the related driver to fully use the USB 3.0 ports under Windows® 7, Windows® 8, and
Windows® 8.1.
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ThepluggedUSB3.0devicemayrunonxHCIorEHCImodedependingonthe
operating system’s setting.
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3.
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB1314, USB1112)
Chapter 1
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.TheseUSBconnectorscomplywithUSB2.0specificationthatsupportsupto
480 MBps connection speed.
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
YoucanconnectthefrontpanelUSBcabletotheASUSQ-Connector(USB)first,andthen
installtheQ-Connector(USB)totheUSBconnectoronboardifyourchassissupportsfront
panel USB ports.
1 x USB 2.0 ports (USB1314) at mid-board shares with ROG extension (ROG_EXT) port.
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4.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports
HD Audio standard. Connect one end of the front panel audio I/O module cable to this
connector.
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Werecommendthatyouconnectahigh-definitionfrontpanelaudiomoduletothis
connectortoavailofthemotherboard’shigh-definitionaudiocapability.
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Ifyouwanttoconnectahigh-definitionoranAC’97frontpanelaudiomoduletothis
connector, set the HD Audio Controller item in the BIOS setup to [Enabled].
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5.
CPU, water pump, CPU optional, extension, and chassis fan connectors (4-pin
CPU_FAN; 4-pin W_PUMP; 4-pin CPU_OPT; 5-pin EXT_FAN; 4-pin CHA_FAN1-4)
Chapter 1
Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
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DONOTforgettoconnectthefancablestothefanconnectors.Insufficientairflow
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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Ensuretofullyinsertthe4-pinCPUfancabletotheCPUfanconnector.
The CPU_FAN connector supports the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12 W) fan power.
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6.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR; 8-pin EATX12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs are
designedtofittheseconnectorsinonlyoneorientation.Findtheproperorientationand
pushdownfirmlyuntiltheconnectorscompletelyfit.
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Forafullyconfiguredsystem,werecommendthatyouuseapowersupplyunit
(PSU)thatcomplieswithATX12VSpecification2.0(orlaterversion)andprovidesa
minimum power of 350 W.
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Donotforgettoconnectthe4-pin/8-pinEATX12Vpowerplug.Otherwise,thesystem
will not boot.
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WerecommendthatyouuseaPSUwithahigherpoweroutputwhenconfiguringa
system with more power-consuming devices. The system may become unstable or
maynotbootupifthepowerisinadequate.
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Ifyouwanttousetwoormorehigh-endPCIex16cards,useaPSUwith1000W
power or above to ensure the system stability.
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Ifyouareuncertainabouttheminimumpowersupplyrequirementforyoursystem,
refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at http://support.asus.
com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us for details.
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7.
System panel connector (20-5 pin PANEL)
Chapter 1
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
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SystempowerLED(3-1pinor2-pinPLED)
This 3-1 pin or 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.
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HarddiskdriveactivityLED(2-pinHDD_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity LED cable
tothisconnector.TheHDDLEDlightsuporflasheswhendataisreadfromorwritten
to the HDD.
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Systemwarningspeaker(4-pinSPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker
allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
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ATXpowerbutton/soft-offbutton(2-pinPWRSW)
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 button for more than four seconds while the system is ON
turns the system OFF.
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Resetbutton(3-pinRESET)
This 3-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without
turning off the system power.
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8.
ROG Extension - ROG_EXT connector (18-1 pin ROG_EXT)
This connector is for the OC Panel, Front Base, and the other ROG device.
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9.
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TheOCPanelandFrontBasearepurchasedseparately.
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Visitwww.asus.com for more information about the OC Panel and Front Base.
TPM connector (14-1 pin TPM)
This connector supports a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which securely
storekeys,digitalcertificates,passwordsanddata.ATPMsystemalsohelpsenhance
the network security, protects digital identities, and ensures platform integrity.
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10.
T_Sensor connector (2-pin T_SENSOR1)
Chapter 1
This connector is for the thermistor cable that allows you to monitor the temperature of
your motherboard’s critical components and connected devices.
11.
M.2 (Socket 3)
The M.2 (Socket 3) with M Key supports type 2242 (22mm x 42mm), 2260 (22mm x
60mm), 2280 (22mm x 80mm), and 22110 (22mm x 110mm) PCIe/SATA interface
storage devices.
When the M.2 (Socket 3) is operating in SATA mode, SATA port 1 (SATA6G_12) will be
disabled.
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12.
Thunderbolt header (5-pin TB_HEADER)
This connector is for the add-on Thunderbolt I/O card that supports Intel’s Thunderbolt
Technology, allowing you to connect up to six Thunderbolt-enabled devices and a
DisplayPort-enableddisplayinadaisy-chainconfiguration.
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The add-on Thunderbolt I/O card and Thunderbolt cables are purchased separately.
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Chapter 2:
Basic Installation
Basic Installation
2.1
Building your PC system
2.1.1
Motherboard installation
2
The diagrams in this section are for reference only. The motherboard layout may vary with
models, but the installation steps are the same for all models.
Install the ASUS Q-Shield to the chassis rear I/O panel.
2.
Place the motherboard into the chassis, ensuring that its rear I/O ports are aligned to
the chassis’ rear I/O panel.
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3.
Place nine screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the
chassis.
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DO NOT over tighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
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2.1.2
CPU installation
Chapter 2
Ensure that you install the correct CPU designed for LGA1151 socket only. DO NOT install
a CPU designed for LGA1155 and LGA1156 sockets on the LGA1151 socket.
Top of CPU
Bottom of CPU
Bottom of CPU
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EnsurethattheCPUisfirmlyclickedintoplacebeforeinstallingitontotheCPUsocket
on the motherboard.
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UsetheCPUInstallationToolforinstallingtheCPUonly.DONOTdamageorbend
the CPU Installation Tool.
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AlwaysfirmlyholdbothsidesoftheCPUInstallationToolwheninstalling,removing,or
picking up the CPU Installation Tool.
•
ASUSwillnotcoverdamagesresultingfromincorrectCPUinstallation/removal,
incorrect CPU orientation/placement, or other damages resulting from negligence by
the user.
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2.1.3
CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation
Apply the Thermal Interface Material to the
CPU heatsink and CPU before you install
the heatsink and fan, if necessary.
Chapter 2
To install the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
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DIMM installation
Chapter 2
2.1.4
To remove a DIMM
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ATX Power connection
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OR
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2.1.6
SATA device connection
Chapter 2
OR
OR
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2.1.7
Front I/O Connector
To install ASUS Q-Connector
Chapter 2
To install USB 2.0 connector
To install front panel audio connector
AAFP
USB 2.0
To install USB 3.0 connector
USB 3.0
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2.1.8
Expansion Card installation
Chapter 2
To install PCIe x16 cards
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2.2
BIOS update utility
USB BIOS Flashback
USB BIOS Flashback allows you to easily update the BIOS without entering the existing
BIOS or operating system. Simply insert a USB storage device to the USB port, press the
USB BIOS Flashback button for three seconds, and the BIOS is updated automatically.
To use USB BIOS Flashback:
1.
DownloadthelatestBIOSfilefromtheASUSwebsite.
Chapter 2
2.
ExtractandrenametheBIOSimagefiletoM8R.CAP.
3.
Copy M8R.CAP to the root directory of your USB storage device.
4.
Turn off the system and connect the USB storage device to the USB BIOS Flashback
port.
5.
Press the USB BIOS Flashback button.
AflashinglightindicatesthattheBIOSFlashbackfunctionisenabled.Thelightgoesout
when the process of updating the BIOS is complete.
USB BIOS
Flashback button
USB BIOS Flashback port
For more BIOS update utilities in BIOS setup, refer to the section Updating BIOS in
Chapter 3.
Updating BIOS may have risks. If the BIOS program is damaged during the process and
results to the system’s failure to boot up, please contact your local ASUS Service Center.
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Motherboard rear and audio connections
2.3.1
Rear I/O connection
Chapter 2
2.3
Rear panel connectors
1.
PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse combo port
2.
USB BIOS Flashback button
3.
DisplayPort
4.
USB 3.1 Type-A port EA1
5.
LAN (RJ-45) port*
6.
Intel® USB 2.0 ports 7 and 8. Upper port supports the KeyBot II feature, and lower
port supports USB BIOS Flashback function.
7.
Intel® USB 2.0 ports 9 and 10.
8.
HDMI port
9.
USB 3.1 Type-C port EC1.
10.
Intel® USB 3.0 ports 5 and 6
11.
Optical S/PDIF OUT port
12.
Audio I/O ports**
* and ** : Refer to the tables on the next page for LAN port LEDs, and audio port definitions.
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DuetoUSB3.0controllerlimitation,USB3.0devicescanonlybeusedunder
Windows® 7 and after the USB 3.0 driver installation.
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USB3.0devicescanonlybeusedasdatastorageonly.
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WestronglyrecommendthatyouconnectUSB3.0devicestoUSB3.0portsforfaster
and better performance for your USB 3.0 devices.
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DuetothedesignoftheIntelchipset,allUSBdevicesconnectedtotheUSB2.0and
USB 3.0 ports are controlled by the xHCI controller. Some legacy USB devices must
updatetheirfirmwareforbettercompatibility.
* LAN ports LED indications
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
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Activity Link LED
Speed LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
OFF
No link
OFF
10 Mbps connection
ORANGE
Linked
ORANGE
100 Mbps connection
BLINKING
Data activity
GREEN
1 Gbps connection
LAN port
** Audio 2.1, 4.1, 5.1 or 7.1-channel configuration
Port
4.1-channel
5.1-channel
7.1-channel
Light Blue
Lime
Pink
Orange
Headset
2.1-channel
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
–
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
–
Black
–
Rear Speaker Out
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Sub
woofer
Rear Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Sub
woofer
Rear Speaker Out
2.3.2
Side Speaker Out
Audio I/O connections
Audio I/O ports
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Connect to Headphone and Mic
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Connect to Stereo Speakers
Connect to 2.1 channel Speakers
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Connect to 4.1 channel Speakers
Connect to 5.1 channel Speakers
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Connect to 7.1 channel Speakers
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2.4
Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
2.
Ensure that all switches are off.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system chassis.
4.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge protector.
5.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
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
6.
a.
The system then runs the power-on self tests (POST). While the tests are running, the
BIOS beeps (refer to the BIOS beep codes table) or additional messages appear on
the screen. If you do not see anything within 30 seconds from the time you turned on
the power, the system may have failed a power-on test. Check the jumper settings and
connections or call your retailer for assistance.
7.
2.5
BIOS Beep
Description
One short beep
VGA detected
Quick boot set to disabled
No keyboard detected
One continuous beep followed by two
short beeps then a pause (repeated)
No memory detected
One continuous beep followed by three
short beeps
No VGA detected
One continuous beep followed by four
short beeps
Hardware component failure
At power on, hold down the <Delete> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 3.
Turning off the computer
While the system is ON, press the power button for less than four seconds to put the system
on sleep mode or soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting. Press the power button
for more than four seconds to let the system enter the soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS
setting.
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Chapter 3:
BIOS Setup
BIOS Setup
3.1
Knowing BIOS
3
ThenewASUSUEFIBIOSisaUnifiedExtensibleInterfacethatcomplieswithUEFI
architecture,offeringauser-friendlyinterfacethatgoesbeyondthetraditionalkeyboardonlyBIOScontrolstoenableamoreflexibleandconvenientmouseinput.Youcaneasily
navigatethenewUEFIBIOSwiththesamesmoothnessasyouroperatingsystem.The
term“BIOS”inthisusermanualrefersto“UEFIBIOS”unlessotherwisespecified.
BIOS(BasicInputandOutputSystem)storessystemhardwaresettingssuchasstorage
deviceconfiguration,overclockingsettings,advancedpowermanagement,andboot
deviceconfigurationthatareneededforsystemstartupinthemotherboardCMOS.In
normalcircumstances,thedefaultBIOSsettingsapplytomostconditionstoensure
optimalperformance.DO NOT change the default BIOS settingsexceptinthefollowing
circumstances:
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Anerrormessageappearsonthescreenduringthesystembootupandrequestsyouto
runtheBIOSSetup.
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YouhaveinstalledanewsystemcomponentthatrequiresfurtherBIOSsettingsor
update.
Chapter 3
InappropriateBIOSsettingsmayresulttoinstabilityorbootfailure.We strongly
recommend that you change the BIOS settings only with the help of a trained service
personnel.
WhendownloadingorupdatingtheBIOSfile,renameitasM8R.CAPforthismotherboard.
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BIOS setup program
UsetheBIOSSetuptoupdatetheBIOSorconfigureitsparameters.TheBIOSscreen
includenavigationkeysandbriefonscreenhelptoguideyouinusingtheBIOSSetup
program.
Entering BIOS at startup
ToenterBIOSSetupatstartup,press<Delete>duringthePower-OnSelfTest(POST).Ifyou
donotpress<Delete>,POSTcontinueswithitsroutines.
Entering BIOS Setup after POST
ToenterBIOSSetupafterPOST:
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Press<Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Delete>simultaneously.
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Presstheresetbuttononthesystemchassis.
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Pressthepowerbuttontoturnthesystemoffthenbackon.Dothisoptiononlyifyou
failedtoenterBIOSSetupusingthefirsttwooptions.
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TheBIOSsetupscreensshowninthissectionareforreferencepurposesonly,and
maynotexactlymatchwhatyouseeonyourscreen.
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EnsurethataUSBmouseisconnectedtoyourmotherboardifyouwanttousethe
mousetocontroltheBIOSsetupprogram.
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IfthesystembecomesunstableafterchanginganyBIOSsetting,loadthedefault
settingstoensuresystemcompatibilityandstability.SelecttheLoad Optimized
DefaultsitemundertheExitmenuorpressthe <F5> Ifthesystemfailstoboot
afterchanginganyBIOSsetting,trytocleartheCMOSandresetthemotherboard
tothedefaultvalue.Seesection Onboard buttons formoreinformationonhowto
erasetheRTCRAMviatheClearCMOSbutton.
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TheBIOSsetupprogramdoesnotsupportthebluetoothdevices.
BIOS menu screen
TheBIOSSetupprogramcanbeusedundertwomodes:EZ Mode andAdvanced Mode.
YoucanchangemodesfromSetup Mode in Boot menuorbypressingthe<F7>hotkey.
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3.2.1
EZ Mode
TheEZModeprovidesyouanoverviewofthebasicsysteminformation,andallowsyouto
selectthedisplaylanguage,systemperformance,modeandbootdevicepriority.Toaccess
theAdvancedMode,selectAdvanced Modeorpressthe<F7>hotkey fortheadvanced
BIOSsettings.
ThedefaultscreenforenteringtheBIOSsetupprogramcanbechanged.Refertothe
Setup ModeiteminsectionBoot menufordetails.
Displays the system properties of the selected mode.
Click < or > to switch EZ System Tuning modes
Selects the display language
of the BIOS setup program
Creates storage RAID and
configures system overclocking
Chapter 3
Displays the CPU/motherboard temperature,
CPU voltage output, CPU/chassis/power fan
speed, and SATA information
Enables or disables the Intel
Rapid Storage Technology
Displays the CPU Fan’s speed. Click
the button to manually tune the fans
Loads optimized default settings
Saves the changes
and resets the system
Click to go to Advanced mode
Search on the FAQ
Click to display boot devices
Selects the boot device priority
Thebootdeviceoptionsvarydependingonthedevicesyouinstalledtothesystem.
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3.2.2
Advanced Mode
TheAdvancedModeprovidesadvancedoptionsforexperiencedend-userstoconfigure
theBIOSsettings.ThefigurebelowshowsanexampleoftheAdvancedMode.Refertothe
followingsectionsforthedetailedconfigurations.
ToswitchfromEZModetoAdvancedMode,clickAdvanced Mode(F7)orpressthe<F7>
hotkey.
Configuration fields
Menu bar
Language
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Menu items
Sub-menu item
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MyFavorite(F3)
General help
Quick Note (F9)
Scroll bar
Qfan Control(F6) EZ Tuning Wizard(F11)
Hot Keys
Last modified settings
Go back to EZ Mode
Search on the FAQ
Displays the CPU temperature,
CPU, and memory voltage output
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Menu bar
Themenubarontopofthescreenhasthefollowingmainitems:
My Favorites
Main
Forsavingthefrequently-usedsystemsettingsandconfiguration.
Forchangingthebasicsystemconfiguration
Extreme Tweaker
Forchangingtheoverclockingsettings
Advanced
Forchangingtheadvancedsystemsettings
Monitor
Fordisplayingthesystemtemperature,powerstatus,andchanging
thefansettings.
Boot
Forchangingthesystembootconfiguration
Tool
Exit
Forconfiguringoptionsforspecialfunctions
Forselectingtheexitoptionsandloadingdefaultsettings
Menu items
Thehighlighteditemonthemenubardisplaysthespecificitemsforthatmenu.Forexample,
selectingMainshowstheMainmenuitems.
Theotheritems(MyFavorites,ExtremeTweaker,Advanced,Monitor,Boot,Tool,andExit)
onthemenubarhavetheirrespectivemenuitems.
Submenu items
Agreaterthansign(>)beforeeachitemonanymenuscreenmeansthattheitemhasa
submenu.Todisplaythesubmenu,selecttheitemandpress<Enter>.
Language
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ThisbuttonabovethemenubarcontainsthelanguagesthatyoucanselectforyourBIOS.
ClickthisbuttontoselectthelanguagethatyouwanttodisplayinyourBIOSscreen.
MyFavorite(F3)
ThisbuttonabovethemenubarshowsallBIOSitemsinaTreeMapsetup.SelectfrequentlyusedBIOSsettingsandsaveittoMyFavoritemenu.
RefertosectionMy Favorites formoreinformation.
Qfan Control(F6)
Thisbuttonabovethemenubardisplaysthecurrentsettingsofyourfans.Usethisbuttonto
manuallytweakthefanstoyourdesiredsettings.
EZ Tuning Wizard(F11)
Thisbuttonabovethemenubarallowsyoutoviewandtweaktheoverclockingsettingsof
yoursystem.Italsoallowsyoutochangethemotherboard’sSATAmodefromAHCItoRAID
mode.
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Quick Note (F9)
Thisbuttonabovethemenubarallowsyoutokeyinnotesoftheactivitiesthatyouhave
doneinBIOS.
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ThequickNotefunctiondoesnotsupportthefollowingkeyboardfunctions:delete,
cut,copyandpaste.
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Youcanonlyusethealphanumericcharacterstoenteryournotes.
Hot keys
ThisbuttonabovethemenubarcontainsthenavigationkeysfortheBIOSsetupprogram.
Usethenavigationkeystoselectitemsinthemenuandchangethesettings.
Scroll bar
Ascrollbarappearsontherightsideofamenuscreenwhenthereareitemsthatdonotfit
onthescreen.PresstheUp/Downarrowkeysor<PageUp>/<PageDown>keystodisplay
theotheritemsonthescreen.
General help
Atthebottomofthemenuscreenisabriefdescriptionoftheselecteditem.Usethe<F12>
keytocapturetheBIOSscreenandsaveittotheremovablestoragedevice.
Configuration fields
Thesefieldsshowthevaluesforthemenuitems.Ifanitemisuser-configurable,youcan
changethevalueofthefieldoppositetheitem.Youcannotselectanitemthatisnotuserconfigurable.
Aconfigurablefieldishighlightedwhenselected.Tochangethevalueofafield,selectitand
press<Enter>todisplayalistofoptions.
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Last Modified button
ThisbuttonshowstheitemsthatyoulastmodifiedandsavedinBIOSSetup.
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My Favorites
Chapter 3
MyFavoritesisyourpersonalspacewhereyoucaneasilysaveandaccessyourfavorite
BIOSitems.MyFavoritescomeswithseveralperformance,powersaving,andfastboot
relateditemsbydefault.Youcanpersonalizethisscreenbyaddingorremovingitems.
Adding items to My Favorites
Toaddfrequently-usedBIOSitemstoMyFavorites:
toopenSetupTreeMapscreen.
1.
Press<F3>onyourkeyboardorclick
2.
OntheSetupTreeMapscreen,selecttheBIOSitemsthatyouwanttosaveinMy
Favoritesscreenthenclicktheplussign(“+”)tosaveitinMyFavoritesscreen.
YoucannotaddthefollowingitemstoMyFavoriteitems:
•
Itemswithsub-menuoptions.
•
User-manageditemssuchaslanguageandbootorder.
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ConfigurationitemssuchasMemorySPDInformation,systemtimeanddate.
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Main menu
TheMainmenuscreenappearswhenyouentertheAdvancedModeoftheBIOSSetup
program.TheMainmenuprovidesyouanoverviewofthebasicsysteminformation,and
allowsyoutosetthesystemdate,time,language,andsecuritysettings.
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Security
•
IfyouhaveforgottenyourBIOSpassword,erasetheCMOSRealTimeClock
(RTC)RAMtocleartheBIOSpassword.Seesection1.2.6 Onboard buttons for
informationonhowtoerasetheRTCRAMviatheClearCMOSbutton.
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TheAdministratororUserPassworditemsontopofthescreenshowthedefault[Not
Installed].Afteryousetapassword,theseitemsshow[Installed].
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Administrator Password
Ifyouhavesetanadministratorpassword,werecommendthatyouentertheadministrator
passwordforaccessingthesystem.Otherwise,youmightbeabletoseeorchangeonly
selectedfieldsintheBIOSsetupprogram.
To set an administrator password:
1.
SelecttheAdministrator Passworditemandpress<Enter>.
2.
FromtheCreate New Passwordbox,keyinapassword,thenpress<Enter>.
3.
Confirmthepasswordwhenprompted.
To change an administrator password:
1.
SelecttheAdministrator Passworditemandpress<Enter>.
2.
FromtheEnter Current Passwordbox,keyinthecurrentpassword,thenpress
<Enter>.
3.
FromtheCreate New Passwordbox,keyinanewpassword,thenpress<Enter>.
4.
Confirmthepasswordwhenprompted.
Tocleartheadministratorpassword,followthesamestepsasinchanginganadministrator
password,butpress<Enter>whenpromptedtocreate/confirmthepassword.Afteryouclear
thepassword,theAdministrator PassworditemontopofthescreenshowsNot Installed.
User Password
Chapter 3
Ifyouhavesetauserpassword,youmustentertheuserpasswordforaccessingthesystem.
The User Password itemontopofthescreenshowsthedefaultNot Installed.Afteryouset
apassword,thisitemshowsInstalled.
To set a user password:
1.
SelecttheUser Passworditemandpress<Enter>.
2.
FromtheCreate New Passwordbox,keyinapassword,thenpress<Enter>.
3.
Confirmthepasswordwhenprompted.
To change a user password:
1.
SelecttheUser Passworditemandpress<Enter>.
2.
FromtheEnter Current Passwordbox,keyinthecurrentpassword,thenpress
<Enter>.
3.
FromtheCreate New Passwordbox,keyinanewpassword,thenpress<Enter>.
4.
Confirmthepasswordwhenprompted.
Tocleartheuserpassword,followthesamestepsasinchangingauserpassword,butpress
<Enter>whenpromptedtocreate/confirmthepassword.Afteryouclearthepassword,the
User PassworditemontopofthescreenshowsNot Installed.
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3.5
Extreme Tweaker menu
TheExtremeTweakermenuitemsallowyoutoconfigureoverclocking-relateditems.
BecautiouswhenchangingthesettingsoftheExtremeTweakermenuitems.Incorrectfield
valuescancausethesystemtomalfunction
TheconfigurationoptionsforthissectionvarydependingontheCPUandDIMMmodelyou
installedonthemotherboard.
Chapter 3
ScrolldowntodisplayotherBIOSitems.
Overclocking Presets
Selectthisitemtoloadvarioussettingssuitablytunedforyourneeds.
Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto]
AllowsyoutoselecttheCPUoverclockingoptionstoachievethedesiredCPUinternal
frequency.Configurationoptions:
[Auto]
Loadstheoptimalsettingsforthesystem.
[Manual]
Allowsyoutoindividuallysetoverclockingparameters.
[X.M.P.]
IfyouinstallmemorymodulessupportingtheeXtremeMemoryProfile
(X.M.P.)Technology,choosethisitemtosettheprofilessupportedbyyour
memorymodulesforoptimizingthesystemperformance.
The[X.M.P.]configurationoptionappearsonlywhenyouinstallmemorymodules
supportingtheeXtremeMemoryProfile(X.M.P.)Technology.
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WhentheAi Overclock Tunerissetto[Manual]or[XMP],thefollowingitemsappear.
BCLK Frequency [100]
ThisitemallowsyoutosettheBCLK(baseclock)frequencytoenhancethesystem
performance.Usethe<+>or<->toadjustthevalue.Thevaluesrangefrom40.0MHz
to500.0MHz.
When Ai Overclock Tuner is setto[XMP],theXMPmodesupportedbytheinstalled
memorymoduleisdisplayed.
ASUS MultiCore Enhancement [Auto]
[Auto]
Thisitemallowsyoutomaximizetheoveclockingperformanceoptimized
byASUScoreratiosettings.
[Disabled]
Thisitemallowsyoutosettodefaultcoreratiosettings.
CPU Core Ratio [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosettheCPUcoreratiolimitpercoreorsynchronizeautomaticallyto
allcores.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][SyncAllCores][PerCore]
WhentheCPUCoreRatioissetto[Synch All Cores],thefollowingitemappears:
1-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select[Auto]toapplytheCPUdefaultTurboRatiosettingormanually
assigna1-CoreLimitvaluethatmustbehigherthanorequaltothe2-Core
RatioLimit.
Chapter 3
WhentheCPUCoreRatioissetto[Per Core],thefollowingitemappears:
1-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select[Auto]toapplytheCPUdefaultTurboRatiosettingormanually
assigna1-CoreLimitvaluethatmustbehigherthanorequaltothe2-Core
RatioLimit.
2-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select[Auto]toapplytheCPUdefaultTurboRatiosettingormanually
assigna2-CoreLimitvaluethatmustbehigherthanorequaltothe3-Core
RatioLimit.
3-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select[Auto]toapplytheCPUdefaultTurboRatiosettingormanually
assigna3-CoreLimitvaluethatmustbehigherthanorequaltothe4-Core
RatioLimit.
4-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select[Auto]toapplytheCPUdefaultTurboRatiosettingormanually
assigna4-CoreLimitvaluethatmustbehigherthanorequaltothe3-Core
RatioLimit.
IfyouassignavalueformoreCoreRatioLimit,donotsetthelessCoreRatioLimitto
[Auto].
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BCLK Frequency : DRAM Frequency Ratio [Auto]
[Auto]
TheBCLKfrequencytoDRAMfrequencyratiowillbesettotheoptimized
setting.
[100:133]
TheBCLKfrequencytoDRAMfrequencyratiowillbesetto100:133.
[100:100]
TheBCLKfrequencytoDRAMfrequencyratiowillbesetto100:100.
DRAM Odd ratio Mode [Enabled]
Thisitemallowsyoutoenable,disableorautomaticallysettheoddratiotoprovidebetter
granularity.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Thisitemallowsyoutosetthememoryoperatingfrequency.Theconfigurableoptionsvary
withtheBCLK(baseclock)frequencysetting.Selecttheautomodetoapplytheoptimized
setting.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][DDR4-800MHz]-[DDR4-4266MHz]
Xtreme Tweaking [Disabled]
Thisitemmayhelpimprovesomebenchmarksperformance.
Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
TPU [Keep Current Settings]
ThisitemallowsyoutoautomaticallyoverclocktheCPUandDRAMfrequenciesandvoltage
foranenhancedsystemperformance.
Chapter 3
[KeepCurrentSettings] Keepthecurrentsettingswithoutchanginganything.
[TPUI]
Appliesaircoolingoverclockingconditions.
[TPUII]
Applieswatercoolingoverclockingconditions.
Ensuretousewatercoolingdevicebeforeselecting[TPU II].
EPU Power Saving Mode [Disabled]
TheASUSEPU(EnergyProcessingUnit)setstheCPUinitsminimumpowerconsumption
settings.EnablethisitemtosetlowerCPUcore/cachevoltageandachievethebestenergy
savingcondition.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
CPU SVID Support [Auto]
DisablethisitemtostoptheCPUfromcommunicatingwiththeexternalvoltageregulator.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][Disabled][Enabled]
DRAM Timing Control
Thesub-itemsinthismenuallowyoutosettheDRAMtimingcontrolfeatures.Usethe
<+>and<->keystoadjustthevalue.Torestorethedefaultsetting,type[auto]usingthe
keyboardandpressthe<Enter>key.
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Misc.
MRC Fast Boot [Auto]
Allowsyoutoenable,disableorautomaticallysettheMRCfastboot.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][Enabled][Disabled]
DRAM CLK Period [Auto]
Configurationoptions:[Auto][1]–[40]
Memory Scrambler [Enabled]
Setthisitemtoenableordisablememoryscramblersupport.
Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
Channel A DIMM Control [Enable Both DIMMS]
AllowsyoutoenableordisabletheChannelADIMMslots.
Configurationoptions:[EnableBothDIMMS][DisableDIMM0][DisableDIMM1]
[DisableBothDIMMS]
Channel B DIMM Control [Enable Both DIMMS]
AllowsyoutoenableordisabletheChannelBDIMMslots.
Configurationoptions:[EnableBothDIMMS][DisableDIMM0][DisableDIMM1]
[DisableBothDIMMS]
MCH Full Check [Auto]
Enablethisitemtoenhancethestabilityofyoursystem.Disablethisitemtoenhance
theDRAMoverclockingcapability.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][Enabled][Disabled]
DLLBwEn [Auto]
Selectvaluesfrom2to4forbestmemoryoverclocking.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][1]-[7]
Chapter 3
DIGI+ VRM
VRM Initialization Check [Disabled]
EnableordisablethisitemifanyerroroccursduringVRMinitialization.
Configurationoptions[Disabled][Enabled]
CPU Load-line Calibration [Auto]
Load-lineisdefinedbyIntel®specificationandaffectsCPUpowervoltage.TheCPU
workingvoltagedecreasesproportionallytoCPUloading.Higherload-linecalibration
couldgethighervoltageandgoodoverclockingperformance,butincreasestheCPU
andVRMthermalconditions.Selectfromlevels1to8toadjusttheCPUpowervoltage
from0%to100%.
Configurationoptions[Auto][Level1]-[Level8]
TheactualperformanceboostmayvarydependingonyourCPUspecification.
DONOTremovethethermalmodule.Thethermalconditionsshouldbemonitored.
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CPU Current Capability [Auto]
ThisitemprovidesatotalpowerrangeforCPUoverclocking.Ahighervaluesetting
provideshigherpowerconsumptiondeliveryandextendstheoverclockingfrequency
rangesimultaneously.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][100%][110%][120%][130%][140%]
ConfigurehighervalueswhenoverclockingorunderahighCPUloadingforextrapower
support.
CPU VRM Switching Frequency [Auto]
ThisitemaffectstheVRMtransientresponsespeedandthecomponentthermal
production.Select[Manual]toconfigureahigherfrequencyforaquickertransient
responsespeed.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][Manual]
DONOTremovethethermalmodule.Thethermalconditionsshouldbemonitored.
ThefollowingitemappearsonlywhenyousettheCPUVRMSwitchingFrequencyto
[Manual].
Fixed CPU VRM Switching Frequency (KHz) [300]
Thisitemallowsyoutosetahigherfrequencyforaquickertransient
responsespeed.Usethe<+>or<->toadjustthevalue.Thevaluesrange
from300KHzto600KHzwithanintervalof50KHz.
Chapter 3
Donotremovethethermalmodulewhenthemanualmodeisselected.Thethermal
conditionsshouldbemonitored.
ThefollowingitemappearsonlywhentheCPUVRMSwitchingFrequencyissetto[Auto].
VRM Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Thisitemallowstoenhancethesystemstability.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][Disabled][Enabled]
CPU Power Duty Control [T.Probe]
DIGI+VRMDutyControladjuststhecurrentofeveryVRMphaseandthethermal
conditionsofeveryphasecomponent.
[T.Probe]
SelecttosettheVRMthermalbalancemode.
[Extreme]
SelecttosettheVRMcurrentbalancemode.
DONOTremovethethermalmodule.Thethermalconditionsshouldbemonitored.
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CPU Power Phase Control [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosetthepowerphasecontroloftheCPU.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][Standard][Optimized][Extreme][PowerPhase
Response]
DONOTremovethethermalmodulewhensettingthisitemto[Extreme]or [Power Phase
Response].Thethermalconditionsshouldbemonitored.
CPU Power Thermal Control [115]
HighertemperatureprovidesawiderCPUpowerthermalrangeandextendsthe
overclockingtolerancetoenlargetheoverclockingpotential.
Configurationoptions:[115]-[136]
DONOTremovethethermalmodule.Thethermalconditionsshouldbemonitored
CPU Graphics Load-line Calibration [Auto]
Theload-lineisdefinedbytheIntelVRMspecificationandaffectstheGTpower
voltage.TheGTworkingvoltagewilldecreaseproportionallydependingontheGT
loading.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][Level0]-[Level10]
TheboostedperformancemayvarydependingontheGTspecification.DONOTremove
thethermalmodule.
CPU Graphics Current Capability [Auto]
Chapter 3
ThisitemadjuststhetotalpowerrangeforGToverclocking.Ahighervaluesetting
provideshigherpowerconsumptiondeliveryandextendstheoverclockingfrequency
rangesimultaneously.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][100%][110%][120%][130%][140%]
ConfigurehighervalueswhenoverclockingorunderahighGTloadingforextrapower
support.
CPU Graphics Switching Frequency [Auto]
Thisitemaffectsthegraphicstransientresponsespeedandthecomponentthermal
production.Select[Manual]toconfigureahigherfrequencyforaquickertransient
responsespeed.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][Manual]
DONOTremovethethermalmodule.Thethermalconditionsshouldbemonitored.
ThefollowingitemappearsonlywhenyousettheCPUGraphicsSwitchingFrequencyto
[Manual].
Fixed CPU Graphics Switching Frequency (KHz) [300]
Thisitemallowsyoutosetahigherfrequencyforaquickertransient
responsespeed.Usethe<+>or<->toadjustthevalue.Thevaluesrange
from300KHzto600KHzwithanintervalof50KHz.
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Donotremovethethermalmodulewhenthemanualmodeisselected.Thethermal
conditionsshouldbemonitored.
ThefollowingitemappearsonlywhentheCPUGraphicsSwitchingFrequencyissetto
[Auto].
VRM Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Thisitemallowstoenhancethesystemstability.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][Disabled][Enabled]
CPU Graphics Power Phase Control [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosetthepowerphasecontroloftheCPUGraphics.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][Standard][Optimized][Extreme][PowerPhase
Response]
DONOTremovethethermalmodulewhensettingthisitemto[Extreme]or [Power Phase
Response].Thethermalconditionsshouldbemonitored.
Boot Voltages
CPU Core/Cache Boot Voltage [Auto]
ThevoltageforCPUatinitialboot.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.600]-[1.700]
DMI Boot Voltage [Auto]
ThevoltageforDMIatinitialboot.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.300]-[1.900]
Core PLL Boot Voltage [Auto]
Chapter 3
ThevoltageforCorePLLatinitialboot.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.70000]-[2.10000]
CPU System Agent Boot Voltage [Auto]
ThevoltageforCPUSystemAgentatinitialboot.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.7000]-[1.8000]
CPU VCCIO Boot Voltage [Auto]
ThevoltageforCPUVCCIOatinitialboot.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.7000]-[1.8000]
Internal CPU Power Management
ThesubitemsinthismenuallowyoutosettheCPUratioandfeatures.
Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm) [Enabled]
Allowstheoperatingsystemtodynamicallyadjusttheprocessorvoltageandcores
frequencytodecreasetheaveragepowerconsumptionanddecreaseaverageheat
production. Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
Allowsyoutoenableyourprocessorcorestorunfasterthanthebaseoperating
frequencywhenitisbelowpower,currentandspecificationlimit.Configurationoptions:
[Disabled][Enabled]
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ThefollowingitemsappearonlywhenyousettheTurboModeto[Enabled].
Turbo Mode Parameters
Long Duration Package Power Limit [Auto]
AllowsyoutolimittheTurboRatio’stimedurationthatexceedstheTDP
(ThermalDesignPower)formaximumperformance.Usethe<+>and<->
keystoadjustthevalue.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][1]-[4095]
Package Power Time Window [Auto]
AlsoknownasPowerLimit1,andallowsyoutomaintainthetimewindow
forTurboRatiooverTDP(ThermalDesignPower).Usethe<+>and<->
keystoadjustthevalue.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][1]-[127]
Short Duration Package Power Limit [Auto]
AlsoknownasPowerLimit2,andallowsyoutoproviderapidprotection
whenthepackagepowerexceedsthePowerLimit1.Usethe<+>and<->
keystoadjustthevalue.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][1]-[4095]
IA AC Load Line [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosettheACloadlinedefinedin1/100mOhms.Usethe<+>and
<->keystoadjustthevalue.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.01]-[62.49]
IA DC Load Line [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosettheDCloadlinedefinedin1/100mOhms.Usethe<+>and
<->keystoadjustthevalue.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.01]-[62.49]
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Tweaker’s Paradise
Initial BCLK Frequency [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosettheinitialBCLK(baseclock)frequencytostartoverclocking
fromtheassignedBCLKfrequency.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][40.0MHz]–[500.0MHz]
BCLK Amplitude [Auto]
Thisitemallowsyoutosetthemagnitudeofthebaseclockdrivenfortheprocessor.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][700mV][800mV][900mV][1000mV]
BCLK Slew Rate [Auto]
Thisitemallowsyoutosetthespeedatwhicheachclockrisesandfalls.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][1.5V/ns][2.5V/ns][3.5V/ns][4.5V/ns]
BCLK Spread Spectrum [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutoreducetheEMI.Disabletogetmoreaccuratebaseclocks.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][Disabled][-0.22][-0.34][-0.46][+0.12][+0.22][+0.28]
[+0.38][+0.17]
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BCLK Frequency Slew Rate
Thisitemallowsyoutosetfrequencyupdaterate.Lowervaluesspeedupclock
changes.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][Disable][32us/MHz][64us/MHz][128us/MHz][512us/
MHz]
DRAM VTT Voltage [Auto]
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.50000]-[1.30000]
VPPDDR Voltage [Auto]
Configurationoptions:[Auto][1.86500]-[3.13500]
DMI Voltage [Auto]
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.30000]-[1.90000]
Core PLL Voltage [Auto]
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.70000]-[2.10000]
PLL Bandwidth [Auto]
SelectLevel6toLevel8whenoverclockingHighBCLKorHighCPUfrequency.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][Level0]-[Level10]
Eventual DRAM Voltage [Auto]
Configurationoptions:[Auto][1.0032]-[2.0064]
Eventual CPU Standby Voltage [Auto]
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.800]-[1.800]
CPU Core/Cache Current Limit Max. [Auto]
Thisitemallowsyoutoconfigureahighercurrentlimittopreventafrequencyorpower
throttlingwhenoverclocking.Usethe<+>and<->keystoadjustthevalue.
Chapter 3
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.00]-[255.50]
CPU Graphics Current Limit Max. [Auto]
Thisitemallowsyoutoconfigureahighercurrentlimittopreventafrequencyorpower
throttlingwhenoverclocking.Usethe<+>and<->keystoadjustthevalue.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.00]-[255.50]
Min. CPU Cache Ratio [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosettheminimumpossibleCPUcacheratio.Usethe<+>and<->keys
toadjustthevalue.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][8]-[33]
Max. CPU Cache Ratio [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosetthemaximumpossibleCPUcacheratio.Usethe<+>and<->
keystoadjustthevalue.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][8]-[33]
Max. CPU Graphics Ratio [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosettheCPUgraphicsratio.Usethe<+>and<->keystoadjustthe
value.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][8]-[33]
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CPU Core/Cache Voltage [Auto]
ConfiguresthemodeofVoltagefedtothecoresoftheprocessor.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][ManualMode][OffsetMode][AdaptiveMode]
ThefollowingitemsappearonlywhenyousettheCPUCore/CacheVoltageto[Manual
Mode].
CPU Core Voltage Override [Auto]
AllowsyoutoconfiguretheCPUCorevoltage.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.600]-[1.700]
ThefollowingitemsappearonlywhenyousettheCPUCore/CacheVoltageto[Offset
Mode].
Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
Tooffsetthevoltagebyapositivevalue.
[–]
Tooffsetthevoltagebyanegativevalue.
CPU Core Voltage Offset [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutoconfiguretheCPUcorevoltageoffsetvalue.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.005]-[0.635]
ThefollowingitemsappearonlywhenyousettheCPUCore/CacheVoltageto[Adaptive
Mode].
Offset Mode Sign [-]
Chapter 3
[+]
Tooffsetthevoltagebyapositivevalue.
[–]
Tooffsetthevoltagebyanegativevalue.
Additional Turbo Mode CPU Core Voltage [0.250]
ThisitemallowsyoutoconfiguretheCPUcorevoltageoffsetvalue.
Configurationoptions:[0.250]-[1.920]
Offset Voltage [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutoconfiguretheCPUcorevoltageoffsetvalue.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.001]-[0.999]
DRAM Voltage [Auto]
Configurationoptions:[Auto][1.0032]-[2.0064]
CPU VCCIO Voltage [Auto]
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.70000]-[1.80000]
CPU System Agent Voltage [Auto]
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.70000]-[1.80000]
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CPU Graphics Voltage Mode [Auto]
ConfiguresthemodeofVoltagefedtotheCPUgraphics.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][ManualMode][OffsetMode]
ThefollowingitemsappearonlywhenyousettheCPUGraphicsVoltageModeto[Manual
Mode].
CPU Graphics Voltage Override [Auto]
AllowsyoutoconfiguretheCPUGraphicsVoltage.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.600]-[1.700]
ThefollowingitemsappearonlywhenyousettheCPUGraphicsVoltageModeto[Offset
Mode].
Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
Tooffsetthevoltagebyapositivevalue.
[–]
Tooffsetthevoltagebyanegativevalue.
CPU Graphics Voltage Offset [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutoconfiguretheCPUcorevoltageoffsetvalue.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.001]-[0.635]
PCH Core Voltage [Auto]
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.70000]-[1.80000]
CPU Standby Voltage [Auto]
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.80000]-[1.80000]
Chapter 3
DRAM REF Voltage Control
DRAM CTRL REF Voltage on CHA/CHB [Auto]
ConfigurestheDRAMreferencevoltageonthecontrollines.Thereferencevoltagewill
betheDRAMvoltagetimestheconfiguredvalue.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0.39500]-[0.63000]
DRAM DATA REF Voltage on CHA/CHB DIMM0/1 Rank0/1 BL0-7 [Auto]
ConfigurestheDRAMDataREFVoltage.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][0]-[63]
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3.6
Advanced menu
TheAdvancedmenuitemsallowyoutochangethesettingsfortheCPUandothersystem
devices.
BecautiouswhenchangingthesettingsoftheAdvancedmenuitems.Incorrectfieldvalues
cancausethesystemtomalfunction.
Chapter 3
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3.6.1
CPU Configuration
TheitemsinthismenushowtheCPU-relatedinformationthattheBIOSautomatically
detects.
TheitemsinthismenumayvarybasedontheCPUinstalled.
Active Processor Cores [All]
Chapter 3
ThisitemallowsyoutoselectthenumberofCPUcorestoactivateineachprocessor
package.
Configurationoptions:[All][1][2][3]
Intel Virtualization Technology [Disabled]
Whensetto[Enabled],aVMMcanutilizetheadditionalhardwarecapabilitiesprovidedby
VanderpoolTechnology.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutoenableordisabletheMLCstreamerprefetcher.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetcher [Enabled]
Thisitemallowsyoutoenableorprefetchingofadjacentcachelines.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
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Boot Performance Mode [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutoselecttheCPUperformancestateduringsystembootbeforethe
operatingsystemtakescontrol.TheCPUrunsataselectedperformanceratiobasedonCPU
configuration.
Configurationoptions:[MaxBattery][MaxNon-TurboPerformance][TurboPerformance]
[Auto]
CPU Power Management Configuration
ThisitemallowsyoutomanageandconfiguretheCPU’spower.
Intel SpeedStep(tm) Technology [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyoursystemtoadjusttheCPU’svoltageandcoresfrequency,
resultingindecreasedpowerconsumptionandheatproduction.
[Disabled]
TheCPUrunsatitsdefaultspeed.
[Enabled]
ThesystemcontrolstheCPUspeed.
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutoautomaticallysettheCPUcorestorunfasterthanthebase
operatingfrequencywhenitisbelowtheoperatingpower,currentandtemperature
specificationlimit.
Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
CPU C-States [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosetthepowersavingoftheCPUstates.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][Disabled][Enabled]
ThefollowingitemsappearonlywhenyousettheCPUC-Statesto[Enabled].
Chapter 3
Enhanced C-States [Enabled]
Whenenabled,CPUwillswitchtominimumspeedwhenallcoresenter
C-State.
Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
CPU C3 Report [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutodisableorenabletheCPUC3reporttothe
operatingsystem.
Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
CPU C6 Report [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutodisableorenabletheCPUC6reporttothe
operatingsystem.
Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
Package C State Limit [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoutosettheaC-statelimitfortheCPUpackage.
Configurationoptions:[C0/C1][C2][C3][C6][C7][C7s][Auto]
CFG Lock [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutodisableorenabletheCFGLock.
Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
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3.6.2
Platform Misc Configuration
Theitemsinthismenuallowyoutoconfiguretheplatform-relatedfeatures.
PCI Express Native Power Management [Disabled]
Chapter 3
EnablethisitemtoenhancethePCI-Epowersavingcondition.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
ThefollowingitemappearsonlywhenyousetthePCIExpressNativePowerManagement
to[Enabled].
Native ASPM [Disabled]
EnablethisitemfortheWindowsVistaoperatingsystemtocontroltheActiveState
PowerManagement(ASPM)supportfordevices.
[Enabled]
VistacontrolstheASPMsupportforthedevice.
[Disabled]
BIOScontrolstheASPMsupportforthedevice.
PCH - PCI Express
DMI Link ASPM Control [Disabled]
ThisitemisforthecontroloftheActiveStatePowerManagementonSAsideoftheDMIlink.
Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
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ASPM Support [Disabled]
SelecttheASPMlevelforenergysavingconditions.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][L0s][L1s][L0sL1][Auto]
SA - PCI Express
DMI Link ASPM Control [Disabled]
ThisitemisforthecontroloftheActiveStatePowerManagementonSAsideoftheDMIlink.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][L1]
PEG ASPM [Disabled]
ThisitemisforthecontroloftheActiveStatePowerManagementforthePEG0.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Auto][ASPML0s][L1][L0sL1]
3.6.3
System Agent (SA) Configuration
Chapter 3
VT-d [Enabled]
Allowsyoutoenablevirtualizationtechnologyfunctiononmemorycontrolhub.
Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
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Graphics Configuration
Allowsyoutoselectaprimarydisplayfromgraphicaldevices.
Primary Display [Auto]
[Auto]
heprimarydisplaywillbesettoPCI-EwhenaPCI-Egraphic
T
cardisdetected.
ForcetheprimarydisplaytobefromtheIGFXGraphics.
ForcetheprimarydisplaytobefromthePEGGraphics.
ForcetheprimarydisplaytobefromthePCI-Egraphiccards.
[IGFX]
[PEG]
[PCIE]
iGPU Multi-Monitor [Disabled]
Setthistoenabledtoempowerbothintegratedanddiscretegraphicsformulti-monitor
output.
Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
DMI/OPI Configuration
AllowsyoutoconfiguretheDMI/OPIsettings.
DMI Max Link Speed [Auto]
Configurationoptions:[Auto][Gen1][Gen2][Gen3]
PEG Port Configuration
AllowsyoutoconfigurethePEGPortsettings.
PCIEX16/X8_1
PCIEX16/X8_1 Link Speed [Auto]
[Gen1]
ThePCIEX16/X8_1slotwillrunatPCI-E1.0speed.
[Gen2]
ThePCIEX16/X8_1slotwillrunatPCI-E2.0speed.
[Gen3]
ThePCIEX16/X8_1slotwillrunatPCI-E3.0speed.
Chapter 3
AllowsyoutoselecttheoperatingspeedofthePCIEX16/X8_1speed.
Configurationoptions:
[Auto]
ThesystemwillautomaticallyselectthePCIEX16/X8_1slotspeed.
PCIEX8_2
PCIEX8_2 Link Speed [Auto]
AllowsyoutoselecttheoperatingspeedofthePCIEX8_2speed.
Configurationoptions:
[Auto]
ThesystemwillautomaticallyselectthePCIEX16/X8_1slotspeed.
[Gen1]
ThePCIEX8_2slotwillrunatPCI-E1.0speed.
[Gen2]
ThePCIEX8_2slotwillrunatPCI-E2.0speed.
[Gen3]
ThePCIEX8_2slotwillrunatPCI-E3.0speed.
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3.6.4
ROG Effects
Onboard LED [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutoenablealltheonboardLEDs.
Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
SupremeFX (ROG Audio) LED [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutoenableROGAudioLED.
Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
3.6.5
PCH Configuration
Chapter 3
PCI Express Configuration
ThisitemallowsyoutoconfigurethePCIExpressslots.
PCI-E Speed [Auto]
ThisitemallowsyoursystemtoautomaticallyselectthePCIExpressportspeed.When
setto[Gen1],thePCI-EportrunsatPCI-E1.0speed.Whensetto[Gen2],thePCI-E
portrunsatPCI-E2.0speed.
Configurationoptions:[Auto][Gen1][Gen2]
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3.6.6
PCH Storage Configuration
WhileenteringSetup,theBIOSautomaticallydetectsthepresenceofSATAdevices.The
SATAPortitemsshowEmpty ifnoSATAdeviceisinstalledtothecorrespondingSATAport.
ScrolldowntodisplaytheotherBIOSitems.
Hyper kit Mode [Disabled]
DisablethisoptionforM.2devices.Enablethisoptionfor“ASUSHyperkit”card.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
Chapter 3
SATA Controller(s) [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutoenableordisabletheSATADevice.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
SATA Mode Selection [AHCI]
ThisitemallowsyoutosettheSATAconfiguration.
[AHCI]
Setto[AHCI]whenyouwanttheSATAharddiskdrivestousetheAHCI
(AdvancedHostControllerInterface).TheAHCIallowstheonboardstorage
drivertoenableadvancedSerialATAfeaturesthatincreasesstorage
performanceonrandomworkloadsbyallowingthedrivetointernally
optimizetheorderofcommands.
[RAID]
Setto[RAID]whenyouwanttocreateaRAIDconfigurationfromtheSATA
harddiskdrives.
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ThefollowingitemappearsonlywhenyousettheSATAModeSelectionto[RAID].
M.2 PCIE Storage RAID Support [Disabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutoenableordisablePCIEporttoSATAforRAIDRemapping.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
SATA Express 1 PCIE Storage RAID Support [Disabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutoenableordisablePCIEporttoSATAforRAIDRemapping.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
SATA Express 2 PCIE Storage RAID Support [Disabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutoenableordisablePCIEporttoSATAforRAIDRemapping.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
SMART Self Test [On]
RunSMARTSelfTestonallHDDsduringPOST.
Configurationoptions:[On][Off]
Aggressive LPM Support [Disabled]
ThisitemisdesignedforLPM(linkpowermanagement)supportwithabetterenergysaving
conditions.Whensetto[Enabled],thehotplugfunctionofSATAportsaredisabled.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
SATA6G_1(Gray) - SATA6G_6(Gray)
SATA6G_1(Gray) - SATA6G_6(Gray) [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutoenableordisabletheselectedSATAport.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
Chapter 3
Hot Plug [Disabled]
TheseitemsappearsonlywhentheSATAModeSelectionissetto[AHCI]andallows
youtoenableordisableSATAHotPlugSupport.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
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3.6.7
USB Configuration
TheitemsinthismenuallowyoutochangetheUSB-relatedfeatures.
The USB Devices itemshowstheauto-detectedvalues.IfnoUSBdeviceisdetected,the
itemshowsNone.
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
TheUSBdevicescanbeusedonlyfortheBIOSsetupprogram.Itcannot
berecognizedinbootdeviceslist.
[Enabled]
EnablesthesupportforUSBdevicesonlegacyoperatingsystems(OS).
[Auto]
AllowsthesystemtodetectthepresenceofUSBdevicesatstartup.If
detected,theUSBcontrollerlegacymodeisenabled.IfnoUSBdeviceis
detected,thelegacyUSBsupportisdisabled.
Chapter 3
[Disabled]
XHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
Thisitemissetto[Disabled]bydefaultfortheEHCI(enhancedhostcontrollerinterface)
supportbyXHCIdriversinoperatingsystems.
[Disabled]
SupportXHCIbyXHCIdriversforoperatingsystemswithXHCIsupport.
[Enabled]
SupportXHCIbyBIOSforoperatingsystemswithoutXHCIsupport.
USB Single Port Control
ThisitemallowsyoutoenableordisabletheindividualUSBports.
Refertosection1.2.2 Motherboard layoutforthelocationoftheUSBports.
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Network Stack Configuration
Network Stack [Disabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutodisableorenabletheUEFInetworkstack.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
ThefollowingitemsappearonlywhenyousettheNetworkStackto[Enabled].
Ipv4/Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutoenableordisabletheIpv4/Ipv6PXEbootoption.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
3.6.9
Onboard Devices Configuration
ScrolldowntoviewtheotherBIOSitems.
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HD Audio Controller [Enabled]
[Disabled]
HDAwillbeunconditionallydisabled
[Enabled]
HDAwillbeunconditionallyenabled
Asmedia USB 3.1 Controller(USB3.1_EC1/USB3.1_EA2) [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutodisableorenabletheASMediaUSB3.1Controller.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
Asmedia USB 3.1 Battery Charging Support [Disabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutodisableorenabletheASMediaUSB3.1BatteryChargingSupport.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
USB Type C Power Switch [Auto]
[Auto]
hesystemwillautomaticallydetectyourUSBTypeCdevicesandprovide
T
suitablepowerifneeded.
[Enabled]
TheUSBTypeCportwillalwaysprovidepowertoyourdevices.
Intel LAN Controller [Enabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutoenableordisabletheIntelLANController.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
ThefollowingitemappearsonlywhenyousettheIntelLANController to[Enabled].
Intel LAN PXE Option ROM [Disabled]
Chapter 3
ThisitemappearsonlywhenIntelLANControllerissetto[Enabled].Thisitemallows
youtoenableordisabletheIntelLANprebootexecutionenvironment(PXE)option
ROM.Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
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3.6.10
APM Configuration
ErP Ready [Disabled]
AllowsyoutoswitchoffsomepoweratS4+S5orS5togetthesystemreadyforErP
requirement.Whensetto[Enabled],allotherPMEoptionswillbeswitchedoff.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled(S4+S5][Enabled(S5)]
Restore AC Power Loss [Power Off]
[PowerOff]
ThesystemgoesintoOFFstateafteranACpowerloss.
[PowerOn]
ThesystemgoesintoONstateafteranACpowerloss.
[LastState]
ThesystemgoesintoeitherOFForONstate,whateverthesystemstate
wasbeforetheACpowerloss.
Power On By PCI-E/PCI [Disabled]
Chapter 3
Allowsyoutoenableordisablethewake-on-LANfunctionfortheonboardLANcontrolleror
otherinstalledPCI-ELANcards.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
Power On By RTC [Disabled]
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[Disabled]
DisablesRTCtogenerateawakeevent.
[Enabled]
Generatesawakeeventandconfigurethereal-timeclock(RTC)alarm
date.
Chapter 3: BIOS Setup
3.6.11
HDD/SSD SMART Information
ThismenudisplaystheSMARTinformationoftheconnecteddevices.
Intel(R) ThunderBolt
Chapter 3
3.6.12
Intel Thunderbolt Technology [Disabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutodisableorenabletheIntelThunderboltTechnology.
Configurationoptions:[FullyDisabled][Disabled][Enabled]
ThunderBolt Boot Support [Disabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutodisableorenabletheThunderBoltBootSupport.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
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3.7
Monitor menu
TheMonitormenudisplaysthesystemtemperature/powerstatus,andallowsyoutochange
thefansettings.
Q-Fan Configuration
Qfan Tuning
Clickthisitemtoautomaticallydetectthelowestspeedandconfiguretheminimum
dutycycleforeachfan.
CPU Q-Fan Control [Auto]
Chapter 3
[Auto]
DetectthetypeofCPUfaninstalledandautomaticallyswitchesthe
modecontrol.
[PWMMode]
EnabletheCPUQ-FancontrolfeatureinPWMmodefor4-pin
CPUfan.
[DCMode]
EnabletheCPUQ-FancontrolfeatureinDCmodefor3-pinCPU
fan.
[Disabled]
DisabletheQ-Fancontrol.
CPU Fan Step Up [0 sec]
ThisitemallowsyoutosetthevalueoftheCPUfanstepup.
Configurationoptions:[0sec][2.1sec][2.8sec][3.6sec][4.5sec][5.0sec][6.3sec]
[8.5sec][12sec][25sec]
CPU Fan Step Down [0 sec]
ThisitemallowsyoutosetthevalueoftheCPUfanstepdown.
Configurationoptions:[0sec][2.1sec][2.8sec][3.6sec][4.5sec][5.0sec][6.3sec]
[8.5sec][12sec][25sec]
CPU Fan Speed Lower Limit [200 RPM]
ThisitemallowsyoutosetthelowlimitwarningforCPUFanspeed.
Configurationoptions:[Ignore][200RPM][300RPM][400RPM][500RPM][600RPM]
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CPU Fan Profile [Standard]
ThisitemallowsyoutosettheappropriateperformanceleveloftheCPUfan.
[Standard]
SettomaketheCPUfanadjustautomaticallydependingontheCPU
temperature.
[Silent]
SettominimizethefanspeedforquietCPUfanoperation.
[Turbo]
SettoachievemaximumCPUfanspeed.
[Manual]
Settoassignthedetailedfanspeedcontrolparameters.
ThefollowingitemsappearonlywhenyousettheCPUFanProfileto[Manual].
CPU Upper Temperature [70]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjusttheupperlimitoftheCPUtemperature.
Thevaluesrangefrom20to75.
CPU Fan Max. Duty Cycle (%) [100]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthemaximumCPUfandutycycle.The
valuesrangefrom20%to100%.WhentheCPUtemperaturereachesthe
upperlimit,theCPUfanwilloperateatthemaximumdutycycle.
CPU Middle Temperature [25]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthemiddlelimitoftheCPUtemperature.
Thevaluesrangefrom20to75.
CPU Fan Middle. Duty Cycle (%) [20]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthemiddleCPUfandutycycle.The
valuesrangefrom20%to100%.WhentheCPUtemperaturereachesthe
middlelimit,theCPUfanwilloperateatthemiddledutycycle.
Chapter 3
CPU Lower Temperature [20]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthelowerlimitoftheCPUtemperature.
Thevaluesrangefrom20to75.TheCPUfanwilloperateattheminimum
dutycyclewhenthetemperatureislowerthanthelimit.
CPU Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [20]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjusttheminimumCPUfandutycycle.The
valuesrangefrom0%to100%.WhentheCPUtemperatureisunderthe
limit,theCPUfanwilloperateattheminimumdutycycle.
Chassis Fan 1-4 Q-Fan Control [DC Mode]
[Disabled]
DisabletheChassisQ-Fancontrolfeature.
[DCmode]
EnabletheChassisQ-FancontrolinDCmodefor3-pinchassisfan.
[PWMmode]
EnabletheChassisQ-FancontrolinPWMmodefor4-pinchassisfan.
Chassis Fan 1-4 Q-Fan Source [CPU]
Theassignmentfanwillbecontrolledaccordingtotheselectedtemperaturesource.
Configurationoptions:[CPU][MotherBoard][VRM][PCH][T_SENSOR1][EXT_
Sensor1][EXT_Sensor2][EXT_Sensor3]
ForEXT_Sensor1-3,connectaThermistorcabletotheEXT_TS1-3headerthenplacethe
otherendtothecomponenttogetthetemperature.
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Chassis Fan 1-4 Step Up [0 sec]
ThisitemallowsyoutosetthevalueoftheCPUfanstepup.
Configurationoptions:[0sec][12sec][25sec][51sec][76sec][102sec][127sec]
[153sec][178sec][204sec]
Chassis Fan 1-4 Step Down [0 sec]
ThisitemallowsyoutosetthevalueoftheCPUfanstepdown.
Configurationoptions:[0sec][12sec][25sec][51sec][76sec][102sec][127sec]
[153sec][178sec][204sec]
Chassis Fan 1-4 Fan Speed Low Limit [200 RPM]
Thisitemallowsyoutodisableorsetthechassisfanwarningspeed.
Configurationoptions:[Ignore][200RPM][300RPM][400RPM][500RPM][600RPM]
Chassis Fan 1-4 Profile [Standard]
Thisitemallowsyoutosettheappropriateperformancelevelofthechassisfan.
[Standard]
Setsto[Standard]tomakethechassisfanautomaticallyadjust
dependingonthechassistemperature.
[Silent]
Setsto[Silent]tominimizethefanspeedforquietchassisfan
operation.
[Turbo]
Setsto[Turbo]toachievemaximumchassisfanspeed.
[Manual]
Setsto[Manual]toassigndetailedfanspeedcontrolparameters.
ThefollowingfouritemsappearonlywhenyousetChassisFan1-4Profileto[Manual].
Chassis Fan 1-4 Upper Temperature [70]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjusttheupperlimitoftheChassisFan1-4
temperature.Thevaluesrangefrom20to75.
Chapter 3
Chassis Fan 1-4 Max. Duty Cycle (%) [100]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthemaximumChassisFan1-4duty
cycle.Thevaluesrangefrom20%to100%.WhentheCPUtemperature
reachestheupperlimit,theChassisFan1-4willoperateatthemaximum
dutycycle.
Chassis Fan 1-4 Middle Temperature [45]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthemiddlelimitoftheChassisFan1-4
temperature.Thevaluesrangefrom20to75.
Chassis Fan 1-4 Middle. Duty Cycle (%) [60]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthemiddleChassisFan1-4dutycycle.
Thevaluesrangefrom20%to100%.WhentheCPUtemperaturereaches
themiddlelimit,theChassisFan1-4willoperateatthemiddledutycycle.
Chassis Fan 1-4 Lower Temperature [40]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthelowerlimitoftheChassisFan1-4
temperature.Thevaluesrangefrom20to75.TheChassisFan1-4will
operateattheminimumdutycyclewhenthetemperatureislowerthanthe
limit.
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Chassis Fan 1-4 Min. Duty Cycle(%) [60]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjusttheminimumChassisFan1-4fanduty
cycle.Thevaluesrangefrom0%to100%.WhentheCPUtemperatureis
underthelimit,theChassisFan1-4fanwilloperateattheminimumduty
cycle.
ASUS FAN EXTENSION CARD is required to configure these items
Extension Fan 1-4 Q-Fan Control [DC Mode]
[Disabled]
DisabletheExtensionFanQ-Fancontrolfeature.
[DCmode]
EnabletheExtensionFanQ-FancontrolinDCmodefor3-pinchassis
fan.
[PWMmode]
EnabletheExtensionFanQ-FancontrolinPWMmodefor4-pin
chassisfan.
Extension Fan 1-4 Q-Fan Source [CPU]
Theassignmentfanwillbecontrolledaccordingtotheselectedtemperaturesource.
Configurationoptions:[CPU][MotherBoard][VRM][PCH][T_SENSOR1][EXT_
Sensor1][EXT_Sensor2][EXT_Sensor3]
ForEXT_Sensor1-3,connectaThermistorcabletotheEXT_TS1-3headerthenplacethe
otherendtothecomponenttogetthetemperature.
Extension Fan 1-4 Fan Speed Low Limit [200 RPM]
Thisitemallowsyoutodisableorsetthechassisfanwarningspeed.
Configurationoptions:[Ignore][200RPM][300RPM][400RPM][500RPM][600RPM]
Extension Fan 1-4 Profile [Standard]
[Silent]
SettominimizethefanspeedforquietCPUfanoperation.
[Turbo]
SettoachievemaximumCPUfanspeed.
[Manual]
Settoassignthedetailedfanspeedcontrolparameters.
Chapter 3
ThisitemallowsyoutosettheappropriateperformanceleveloftheCPUfan.
[Standard]
SettomaketheCPUfanadjustautomaticallydependingontheCPU
temperature.
ThefollowingitemsappearonlywhenyousettheExtensionFanProfileto[Manual].
Extension Fan 1-4 Upper Temperature [70]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjusttheupperlimitoftheExtensionFan1-4
temperature.Thevaluesrangefrom20to75.
Extension Fan 1-4 Max. Duty Cycle (%) [100]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthemaximumExtensionFan1-4duty
cycle.Thevaluesrangefrom20%to100%.WhentheCPUtemperature
reachestheupperlimit,theExtensionFan1-4willoperateatthemaximum
dutycycle.
Extension Fan 1-4 Middle Temperature [45]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthemiddlelimitoftheExtensionFan1-4
temperature.Thevaluesrangefrom20to75.
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Extension Fan 1-4 Middle. Duty Cycle (%) [60]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthemiddleExtensionFan1-4dutycycle.
Thevaluesrangefrom20%to100%.WhentheCPUtemperaturereaches
themiddlelimit,theExtensionFan1-4willoperateatthemiddledutycycle.
Extension Fan 1-4 Lower Temperature [40]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjustthelowerlimitoftheExtensionFan1-4
temperature.Thevaluesrangefrom20to75.TheExtensionFan1-4will
operateattheminimumdutycyclewhenthetemperatureislowerthanthe
limit.
Extension Fan 1-4 Min. Duty Cycle(%) [60]
Usethe<+>or<->keystoadjusttheminimumExtensionFan1-4duty
cycle.Thevaluesrangefrom0%to100%.WhentheCPUtemperature
isunderthelimit,theExtensionFan1-4willoperateattheminimumduty
cycle.
Water Pump Control [Disabled]
[Disabled]
DisabletheWaterPumpcontrolfeature.
[DCmode]
EnabletheWaterPumpcontrolinDCmodefor3-pinchassisfan.
[PWMmode]
EnabletheWaterPumpcontrolinPWMmodefor4-pinchassisfan.
Anti Surge Support [On]
EnablethisitemforOverVoltageProtection(OVP)andUnderVoltageProtection(UVP)
functions.
Configurationoptions:[On][Off]
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3.8
Boot menu
TheBootmenuitemsallowyoutochangethesystembootoptions.
ScrolldowntodisplaytheotherBIOSitems.
[Disabled]
Allowsyoursystemtogobacktoitsnormalbootspeed.
[Enabled]
Allowsyoursystemtoacceleratethebootspeed.
Chapter 3
Fast Boot [Enabled]
ThefollowingitemsappearonlywhenyousettheFastBootto[Enabled].
Next Boot after AC Power Loss [Normal Boot]
[NormalBoot] ReturnstonormalbootonthenextbootafteranACpowerloss.
[FastBoot]
AcceleratesthebootspeedonthenextbootafteranACpowerloss.
Boot Logo Display [Auto]
[Auto]
AutoadjustmentsforWindowsrequirements.
[FullScreen]
Maximizethebootlogosize.
[Disabled]
HidthelogoduringPOST.
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ThefollowingitemsappearsonlywhenyousettheBootLogoDisplayitemto[Disabled].
Post Report [5 sec]
ThisitemallowsyoutoselectadesiredwaitingtimeofthePOSTreportfrom0to10
secondsoruntil<ESC>ispressed.
ThefollowingitemsappearsonlywhenyousettheBootLogoDisplayitemto[Full Screen]
or [Auto].
Post Delay Time [3 sec]
ThisitemallowsyoutoselectadesiredadditionalPOSTwaitingtimetoeasilyenter
theBIOSSetup.YoucanonlyexecutethePOSTdelaytimeduringnormalboot.The
valuesrangefrom0to10seconds.
Thisfeatureonlyworkswhensetundernormalboot.
Boot up NumLock State [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Setthepower-onstateoftheNumLockto[On].
[Disabled]
Setthepower-onstateoftheNumLockto[Off].
Above 4G Decoding [Disabled]
Thisitemenablesordisables64-bitcapabledevicestobedecodedinabove4Gaddress
spaceifyoursystemsupports64-bitPCIDecoding.
Configurationoptions:[Enabled][Disabled]
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
Chapter 3
EnablethisitemforthesystemtopauseuntiltheF1keyispressedwhenanyerroroccurs.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
Option ROM Messages [Enabled]
[Enabled]
TheOptionROMMessageswillbeshownduringthePOST.
[Disabled]
OnlytheASUSlogowillbeshownduringthePOST.
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Executethetraprightaway.
[Disabled]
Executethetrapduringlegacyboot.
Setup Mode [Advanced Mode]
[AdvancedMode]ThisitemallowsyoutogotoAdvancedModeoftheBIOSafterPOST.
[EZMode]
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ThisitemallowsyoutogotoEZModeoftheBIOSafterPOST.
Chapter 3: BIOS Setup
CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
ThisitemallowsyoutoconfiguretheCSM(CompatibilitySupportModule)itemstofully
supportthevariousVGA,bootabledevicesandadd-ondevicesforbettercompatibility.
Launch CSM [Enabled]
[Auto]
Thesystemautomaticallydetectsthebootabledevicesandtheaddondevices.
[Enabled]
Forbettercompatibility,enabletheCSMtofullysupportthenon-UEFI
driveradd-ondevicesortheWindows®UEFImode.
[Disabled]
DisabletheCSMtofullysupportthenon-UEFIdriveradd-ondevices
ortheWindows®UEFImode.
ThefollowingitemsappearonlywhenyousettheLaunchCSMto[Enabled].
Boot Devices Control [UEFI and Legacy OPROM]
Thisitemallowsyoutoselectthetypeofdevicesthatyouwanttoboot.
Configurationoptions:[UEFIandLegacyOPROM][LegacyOPROMonly]
[UEFIonly]
Boot from Network Devices [Legacy only]
Thisitemallowsyoutoselectthetypeofnetworkdevicesthatyouwantto
launch.
Configurationoptions:[Legacyonly][UEFIdriverfirst][Ignore]
Boot from Storage Devices [Legacy only]
Thisitemallowsyoutoselectthetypeofstoragedevicesthatyouwantto
launch.
Configurationoptions:[Legacyonly][UEFIdriverfirst][Ignore]
Chapter 3
Boot from PCI-E/PCI Expansion Devices [Legacy only]
ThisitemallowsyoutoselectthetypeofPCI-E/PCIexpansiondevicesthat
youwanttolaunch.
Configurationoptions:[Legacyonly][UEFIdriverfirst]
Secure Boot
ThisitemallowsyoutoconfiguretheWindows® SecureBootsettingsandmanageitskeysto
protectthesystemfromunauthorizedaccessandmalwaresduringPOST.
OS Type [Windows UEFI mode]
[WindowsUEFI
Mode]
Thisitemallowsyoutoselectyourinstalledoperatingsystem.
ExecutetheMicrosoft®SecureBootcheck.Onlyselect
thisoptionwhenbootingonWindows®UEFImodeorother
Microsoft®SecureBootcompliantOS.
[OtherOS]
GettheoptimizedfunctionwhenbootingonWindows®nonUEFImode.Microsoft®SecureBootonlysupportsWindows®
UEFImode.
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Key Management
Install Default Secure Boot keys
ThisitemallowsyoutoclearalldefaultSecureBootkeys.
Save Secure Boot Keys
ThisitemallowsyoutosavethePK(PlatformKeys)toaUSBstoragedevice.
PK Management
Set New Key
ThisitemallowsyoutoloadthedownloadedPKfromaUSBstoragedevice.
ThePKfilemustbeformattedasaUEFIvariablestructurewithtime-basedauthenticated
variable.
Delete Key
ThisitemallowsyoutodeletethePKfromyoursystem.OncethePKisdeleted,allthe
system’sSecureBootkeyswillnotbeactive.
Configurationoptions:[Yes][No]
KEK Management
Key-exchangeKey(KEK)referstoMicrosoft®SecureBootKey-EnrollmentKey(KEK).
Delete Key
AllowsyoutodeletetheKEKfromyoursystem.
Configurationoptions:[Yes][No]
Set New Key
AllowsyoutoloadthedownloadedKEKfromaUSBstoragedevice.
Chapter 3
Append Key
AllowsyoutoloadtheadditionalKEKfromastoragedeviceforanadditionaldband
dbxloadedmanagement.
TheKEKfilemustbeformattedasaUEFIvariablestructurewithtime-basedauthenticated
variable.
DB Management
Delete Key
Allowsyoutodeletethedbfilefromyoursystem.
Configurationoptions:[Yes][No]
Set New Key
AllowsyoutoloadthedownloadeddbfromaUSBstoragedevice.
Append Key
Allowsyoutoloadtheadditionaldbfromastoragedevicesothatmoreimagescanbe
loadedsecurely.
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ThedbfilemustbeformattedasaUEFIvariablestructurewithtime-basedauthenticated
variable.DBXManagement
DBX Management
Delete Key
Allowsyoutodeletethedbxfilefromyoursystem.
Set New Key
AllowsyoutoloadthedownloadeddbxfromaUSBstoragedevice.
Configurationoptions:[Yes][No]
Append Key
Allowsyoutoloadtheadditionaldbxfromastoragedevicesothatmoredb’simages
cannotbeloaded.
ThedbxfilemustbeformattedasaUEFIvariablestructurewithtime-basedauthenticated
variable.
Boot Option Priorities
•
ToaccessWindows®OSinSafeMode,press<F8>afterPOST(Windows®8not
supported).
•
Toselectthebootdeviceduringsystemstartup,press<F8>whentheASUSLogo
appears.
Chapter 3
Theseitemsspecifythebootdeviceprioritysequencefromtheavailabledevices.The
numberofdeviceitemsthatappearsonthescreendependsonthenumberofdevices
installedinthesystem.
Boot Override
Theseitemsdisplaystheavailabledevices.Thenumberofdeviceitemsthatappearson
thescreendependsonthenumberofdevicesinstalledinthesystem.Clickanitemtostart
bootingfromtheselecteddevice.
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3.9
Tool menu
TheToolsmenuitemsallowyoutoconfigureoptionsforspecialfunctions.Selectanitem
thenpress<Enter>todisplaythesubmenu.
Setup Animator [Disabled]
ThisitemallowsyoutodisableorenabletheSetupAnimator.
Configurationoptions:[Disabled][Enabled]
3.9.1
ASUS EZ Flash 3 Utility
Chapter 3
AllowsyoutorunASUSEZFlash3.Whenyoupress<Enter>,aconfirmationmessage
appears.UsetheLeft/Rightarrowkeytoselectbetween[byUSB]or[byInternet],thenpress
<Enter>toconfirmyourchoice.
Formoredetails,refertosection3.11.2 ASUS EZ Flash 3.
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3.9.2
Secure Erase
SSDspeedsmaylowerovertimeaswithanystoragemediumduetodataprocessing.
SecureErasecompletelyandsafelycleansyourSSD,restoringittofactoryperformance
levels.
SecureEraseisonlyavailableinAHCImode.EnsuretosettheSATAmodetoAHCI.Click
Advanced > SATA Configuration > AHCI.
TolaunchSecureErase,clickTool > Secure Erase ontheAdvancedmodemenu.
ChecktheASUSsupportsiteforafulllistofSSDstestedwithSecureErase.Thedrivemay
becomeunstableifyourunSecureEraseonanincompatibleSSD.
•
ThetimetoerasethecontentsofyourSSDmaytakeawhiledependingonitssize.
Donotturnoffthesystemduringtheprocess.
•
SecureEraseisonlysupportedonIntelSATAport.FormoreinformationaboutIntel
SATAports,refertosection1.2.2ofthismanual.
Chapter 3
Displays the
available SSDs
Status definition:
•
Frozen.ThefrozenstateistheresultofaBIOSprotectivemeasure.TheBIOS
guardsdrivesthatdonothavepasswordprotectionbyfreezingthempriortobooting.
Ifthedriveisfrozen,apowerofforhardresetofyourPCmustbeperformedto
proceedwiththeSecureErase.
•
Locked.SSDsmightbelockediftheSecureEraseprocessiseitherincomplete
orwasstopped.Thismaybeduetoathirdpartysoftwarethatusesadifferent
passworddefinedbyASUS.YouhavetounlocktheSSDinthesoftwarebefore
proceedingwithSecureErase.
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3.9.3
ASUS Overclocking Profile
ThisitemallowsyoutostoreorloadmultipleBIOSsettings.
Profile Name
KeyintheprofilenametosavecurrentBIOSsettingstoprofile1to8.
Save to Profile
SavesthecurrentBIOSsettingstoprofilenumber1to8.
Chapter 3
Load/Save Profile from/to USB Drive
Load/Saveprofilesfrom/toanexternalUSBDrive.
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3.9.4
ROG OC Panel H-Key Configure
TheROGOCPanelH-KeyConfigureallowsyoutoinputandsavevaluesontheCPUcore
voltage,VCCSAvoltage,BCLKFrequency,andCPUratiointheUEFIBIOS.Thesaved
valuescanbesynchronizedtoacompatibleOCPaneldeviceandthesevaluescanbe
tweakedorconfiguredusingtheOCPanelwithoutgoingtotheBIOSmenu.
Load Default
ThisitemallowsyoutoloadthedefaultvaluesoftheCPUCoreVoltage,VCCSAVoltage,
BCLKFrequency,andCPURatio.
Save Above Settings
ThisitemallowsyoutosavethenewvaluesoftheCPUCoreVoltage,VCCSAVoltage,
BCLKFrequency,andCPURatio.
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Load from profile
ThisitemallowsyoutoloadthepreviousvaluesoftheCPUCoreVoltage,VCCSAVoltage,
BCLKFrequency,andCPURatio.
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ASUS SPD Information
AllowsyoutoviewtheDRAMSPDinformation.
DIMM slot number
AllowsyoutoselecttheDIMMslotnumbertoshowthepluggedDRAMSerialPresence
Detect(SPD)information.
Configurationoptions:[DIMM_A1][DIMM_A2][DIMM_B1][DIMM_B2]
SomeDRAMmanufacturersmaynotberecognized.
3.9.6
Graphics Card Information
Thisitemdisplaystheinformationaboutthegraphicscardinstalledinyoursystem.
Chapter 3
GPU Post
ThisitemdisplaystheinformationandrecommendedconfigurationforthePCIEslotsthatthe
graphicscardisinstalledinyoursystem.
Bus Interface
Thisitemallowsyoutoselectthebusinterface.
Configurationoptions:[PCIEX16/X8_1][PCIEX8_2]
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3.10
Exit menu
TheExitmenuitemsallowyoutoloadtheoptimaldefaultvaluesfortheBIOSitems,and
saveordiscardyourchangestotheBIOSitems.
Load Optimized Defaults
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ThisoptionallowsyoutoloadthedefaultvaluesforeachoftheparametersontheSetup
menus.Whenyouselectthisoptionorifyoupress<F5>,aconfirmationwindowappears.
SelectYestoloadthedefaultvalues.
Save Changes & Reset
Onceyouarefinishedmakingyourselections,choosethisoptionfromtheExitmenuto
ensurethevaluesyouselectedaresaved.Whenyouselectthisoptionorifyoupress<F10>,
aconfirmationwindowappears.SelectYestosavechangesandexit.
Discard Changes & Exit
ThisoptionallowsyoutoexittheSetupprogramwithoutsavingyourchanges.Whenyou
selectthisoptionorifyoupress<Esc>,aconfirmationwindowappears.SelectYesto
discardchangesandexit.
Launch EFI Shell from USB devices
ThisoptionallowsyoutoattempttolaunchtheEFIShellapplication(shellx64.efi)fromoneof
theavailablefilesystemdevices.
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Updating BIOS
TheASUSwebsitepublishesthelatestBIOSversionstoprovideenhancementsonsystem
stability,compatibility,andperformance.However,BIOSupdatingispotentiallyrisky.If
thereisnoproblemusingthecurrentversionofBIOS,DONOTmanuallyupdatetheBIOS.
InappropriateBIOSupdatingmayresulttosystem’sfailuretoboot.Carefullyfollowthe
instructionsinthischaptertoupdateyourBIOSwhennecessary.
Visithttp://www.asus.comtodownloadthelatestBIOSfileforthismotherboard.
ThefollowingutilitiesallowyoutomanageandupdatethemotherboardBIOSsetupprogram.
1.
EZUpdate:UpdatestheBIOSinWindows®environment.
2.
ASUSEZFlash3:UpdatestheBIOSusingaUSBflashdrive.
3.
ASUSCrashFreeBIOS3:RestorestheBIOSusingthemotherboardsupportDVDora
USBflashdrivewhentheBIOSfilefailsorgetscorrupted.
4.
ASUSBIOSUpdater:UpdatestheBIOSinDOSenvironmentusingthemotherboard
supportDVDandaUSBflashdiskdrive.
3.11.1
EZ Update
TheEZUpdateisautilitythatallowsyoutoupdatethemotherboardBIOSinWindows®
environment.
•
EZUpdaterequiresanInternetconnectioneitherthroughanetworkoranISP
(InternetServiceProvider).
•
ThisutilityisavailableinthesupportDVDthatcomeswiththemotherboardpackage.
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3.11.2
ASUS EZ Flash 3
ASUSEZFlash3allowsyoutoupdatetheBIOSwithouthavingtouseabootablefloppydisk
oranOS-basedutility.
Beforeyoustartusingthisutility,downloadthelatestBIOSfromtheASUSwebsite
athttp://www.asus.com.
To update the BIOS using ASUS EZ Flash 3 Utility:
InserttheUSBflashdiskthatcontainsthelatestBIOSfiletotheUSBport.
2.
EntertheAdvancedModeoftheBIOSsetupprogram.GototheToolmenutoselect
ASUS EZ Flash 3 Utilityandpress<Enter>.UsetheLeft/Rightarrowkeytoselect
between[byUSB]or[byInternet],thenpress<Enter>toconfirmyourchoice.
3.
Press<Tab>toswitchtotheDrivefield.
4.
PresstheUp/DownarrowkeystofindtheUSBflashdiskthatcontainsthelatestBIOS,
andthenpress<Enter>.
5.
Press<Tab>toswitchtotheFolderInfofield.
6.
PresstheUp/DownarrowkeystofindtheBIOSfile,andthenpress<Enter>toperform
theBIOSupdateprocess.Rebootthesystemwhentheupdateprocessisdone.
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ThisfunctioncansupportdevicessuchasaUSBflashdiskwithFAT32/16format
andsinglepartitiononly.
•
DONOTshutdownorresetthesystemwhileupdatingtheBIOStopreventsystem
bootfailure!
EnsuretoloadtheBIOSdefaultsettingstoensuresystemcompatibilityandstability.Select
theLoadOptimizedDefaultsitemundertheExitmenu.Seesection3.10 Exit Menufor
details.
3.11.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
TheASUSCrashFreeBIOS3utilityisanautorecoverytoolthatallowsyoutorestorethe
BIOSfilewhenitfailsorgetscorruptedduringtheupdatingprocess.Youcanrestorea
corruptedBIOSfileusingthemotherboardsupportDVDoraUSBflashdrivethatcontains
theBIOSfile.
TheBIOSfileinthemotherboardsupportDVDmaybeolderthantheBIOSfilepublished
ontheASUSofficialwebsite.IfyouwanttousethenewerBIOSfile,downloadthefileat
http://support.asus.comandsaveittoaUSBflashdrive.
Recovering the BIOS
To recover the BIOS:
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1.
Turnonthesystem.
2.
InsertthemotherboardsupportDVDtotheopticaldrive,ortheUSBflashdrive
containingtheBIOSfiletotheUSBport.
3.
TheutilityautomaticallychecksthedevicesfortheBIOSfile.Whenfound,theutility
readstheBIOSfileandenterstheASUSEZFlash3Utilityautomatically.
4.
ThesystemrequiresyoutoenterBIOSSetuptorecovertheBIOSsetting.Toensure
systemcompatibilityandstability,werecommendthatyoupress<F5>toloaddefault
BIOSvalues.
DONOTshutdownorresetthesystemwhileupdatingtheBIOS!Doingsocancause
systembootfailure!
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3.11.4
ASUS BIOS Updater
ASUSBIOSUpdaterallowsyoutoupdatetheBIOSinDOSenvironment.
Thescreencapturesusedinthissectionareforreferenceonlyandmaynotbeexactlythe
sameasactuallyshownonyourcomputerscreen.
Before updating BIOS
•
PreparethemotherboardsupportDVDandaUSBflashdrive.
•
DownloadthelatestBIOSfileandBIOSUpdaterfromhttp://support.asus.comand
savetheminyourUSBflashdrive.
NTFSisnotsupportedunderDOSenvironment.EnsurethatyourUSBflashdriveisin
singlepartitionandinFAT32/16format.
•
Turnoffthecomputer.
•
EnsurethatyourcomputerhasaDVDopticaldrive.
Booting the system in DOS environment
1.
InserttheUSBflashdrivewiththelatestBIOSfileandBIOSUpdatertotheUSBport.
2.
Bootyourcomputerthenpress<F8>tolaunchtheselectbootdevicescreen.
3.
Whentheselectbootdevicescreenappears,inserttheSupportDVDintotheoptical
drivethenselecttheopticaldriveasthebootdevice.
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TobootthesysteminDOS:
Please select boot device:
E1: ASUS DVD-E818A6T (4069MB)
USB DISK 2.0 (3824MB)
UEFI: (FAT) USB DISK 2.0 (3824MB)
Enter Setup
 and  to move selection
ENTER to select boot device
ESC to boot using defaults
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Whenthebootingmessageappears,press<Enter>withinfive(5)secondstoenter
FreeDOSprompt.
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A Bootable DVD/CD is detected. Press ENTER to boot from the DVD/CD.
If no key is pressed within 5 seconds, the system will boot next priority
device automatically. boot:
5.
OntheFreeDOSprompt,typed:thenpress<Enter>toswitchthediskfromDriveC
(opticaldrive)toDriveD(USBflashdrive).
Welcome to FreeDOS (http://www.freedos.org)!
C:/> d:
D:/>
Updating the BIOS file
ToupdatetheBIOSfile:
1.
OntheFreeDOSprompt,typebupdater /pc /gandpress<Enter>.
D:/> bupdater /pc /g
2.
OntheBIOSUpdaterscreen,press<Tab>toswitchfromFilespaneltoDrivespanel
thenselectD:.
ASUSTeK BIOS Updater for DOS V1.30 [2014/01/01]
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DATE: 02/06/2015
PATH:
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
C:\
C:
D:
FORMAN~1
M8R.CAP
<DIR>
8390626
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Drives panel
Files panel
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
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[Tab] Switch
[Esc] Exit
[V] Drive Info
Press<Tab>toswitchfromDrivespaneltoFilespanelthenpress<Up/DownorHome/
End>keystoselecttheBIOSfileandpress<Enter>.
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4.
AftertheBIOSUpdatercheckstheselectedBIOSfile,selectYestoconfirmtheBIOS
update.
Are you sure you want to update the BIOS?
Yes
No
TheBIOSBackupfeatureisnotsupportedduetosecurityregulations.
5.
SelectYesthenpress<Enter>.WhenBIOSupdateisdone,press<ESC>toexitBIOS
Updater.
6.
Restartyourcomputer.
DONOTshutdownorresetthesystemwhileupdatingtheBIOStopreventsystemboot
failure.
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EnsuretoloadtheBIOSdefaultsettingstoensuresystemcompatibilityandstability.Select
theLoad Optimized Defaultsitemunderthe ExitBIOSmenu.Seesection3.10 Exit
menufordetails.
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Chapter 3: BIOS Setup
Chapter 4:
Software Support
Software Support
4.1
Installing an operating system
4
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. The setup procedures presented in this
chapter are for reference only. Refer to Windows® operating system documentation for
detailed information.
4.1.1
Windows® 7 and USB 3.0 driver for 100 Series
Basedonthechipsetspecification,the100seriesrequiresUSB3.0driverstobepreloaded
in order to use USB keyboard/mouse during Windows® 7 installation. This section is a guide
on preloading USB 3.0 drivers and installing Windows® 7.
Method 1: Using SATA ODD & USB devices
Load USB 3.0 drivers using the ASUS support DVD and install Windows® 7 using a USB
device.
Requirement:
•
1xASUSsupportDVD
•
1xWindows® 7 installation source
•
1xSATAODD
•
1xUSBdevice(ODDorstorage)
1.
Insert the Windows®7installationDVDintoaUSBODD,orcopyallfilesonthe
Windows® 7 installation DVD to a USB storage device on a working system.
2.
Connect the USB ODD or USB storage device to your 100 series platform.
3.
Insert the ASUS support DVD into a SATA ODD on your 100 series platform.
4.
Power on your system and press F8 during POST (Power-On Self Test) to enter the
boot screen.
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5.
Select the USB ODD or USB storage device as the boot device.
6.
The USB 3.0 driver will be loaded automatically during installation startup.
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The “Setup is starting...” screen will show up if the USB 3.0 driver is loaded correctly.
7.
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Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the Windows® 7 installation.
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Method 2: Using a modified Windows® 7 ISO
Load USB 3.0 drivers and install Windows®7usingamodifiedWindows® 7 installation DVD.
Requirement:
•
1xASUSsupportDVD
•
1xWindows® 7 installation source
•
1xWorkingsystem(PCornotebook)
•
1xSATAODD
1.
Onyourworkingsystem,createanISOimagefileoftheWindows® 7 installation
source using a third-party ISO software.
2.
Copyboth“Auto_Unattend.xml”and“Auto_Unattend”folderfromtherootdirectoryof
the ASUS supporting DVD to your system.
3.
EdittheISOfileandaddboth“Auto_Unattend.xml”and“Auto_Unattend”folderintothe
ISOfile.
4.
BurnthisISOfileontoanemptyDVDtocreateamodifiedWindows® 7 installation
DVD.
5.
InsertthemodifiedWindows® 7 installation DVD into an ODD on your 100 series
platform.
6.
Power on your system and press F8 during POST (Power-On Self Test) to enter the
boot screen.
7.
Select the ODD as the boot device.
8.
The USB 3.0 driver will be loaded automatically during installation startup.
The “Setup is starting...” screen will show up if the USB 3.0 driver is loaded correctly.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the Windows® 7 installation.
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Method 3: Using ASUS EZ Installer
UsetheASUSEZInstallertocreateamodifiedWindows® 7 installation source.
Requirement:
•
1xASUSsupportDVD
•
1xWindows® 7 installation DVD
•
1xWorkingsystem(PCornotebook)
•
1xSATAODD
•
1xUSBstoragedevice(8GBormore)
1.
Insert the Windows® 7 installation DVD.
2.
Launch the ASUS EZ Installer located on the ASUS support DVD.
3.
SelectamethodofcreatingamodifiedWindows®7installationfile:
•
Windows® 7 OS disk to USB storage device
- Select Windows 7 OS disk to USB storage device then click Next.
- Check I agree and then click Next.
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- Select the source of the Windows® 7 installation disk then click Next.
- Select the USB storage device and click next.
Click the refresh icon
if the USB storage device is not displayed.
- Click Yes to clear the contents on the USB storage device and create a
bootable USB device.
Make sure to backup contents on the USB storage device, as it will be formatted.
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- Once completed, click OKtofinish.
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Windows®7OSdisktoISOfile
- Select Windows 7 OS disk to ISO file then click Next.
- Check I agree and then click Next.
- Select the source of the Windows® 7 installation disk then click Next.
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-SelectthefoldertosavethemodifiedWindows®7installationISOfileandclick
Next.
-Oncecompleted,clickOKtofinish.
-BurnthisISOfileontoanemptyDVDtocreateamodifiedWindows® 7
installation DVD.
4.
InsertthemodifiedWindows® 7 installation DVD into an ODD or connect the USB
storagedevicewithmodifiedWindows®7installationfilesontoyour100series
platform.
5.
Power on your system and press F8 during POST (Power-On Self Test) to enter the
boot screen.
6.
Select the ODD or USB storage device as the boot device.
7.
The USB 3.0 driver will be loaded automatically during installation startup.
The “Setup is starting...” screen will show up if the USB 3.0 driver is loaded correctly.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the Windows® 7 installation.
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4.2
Support DVD information
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
Ensure that you have an Administrator account before running the support DVD in your
operating system.
ToruntheSupportDVD:
1.
Place the Support DVD into the optical drive.
2.
In the AutoPlaydialogbox,ClickRun ASSETUP.EXE.
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support DVD to
locatethefileSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run the
support DVD.
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Chapter 4: Software Support
Support DVD main menu
Shows the available device drivers
if the system detects installed
devices. Install the necessary
drivers to use the devices.
Click to display the applications
and other software that the
motherboard supports
Contains the list of supplementary
user manuals. Click an item to
open the folder of the user guide.
Click to display product
related information
Click to select
an item to install
Contains ROG related videos
Click to display the ASUS contact information
Click to browse the file list of the suport CD
Click to install the selected items
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.
ThesoftwaremanualfilesareinPortableDocumentFormat(PDF).InstalltheAdobe®
Acrobat® Reader from the Utilitiestabbeforeopeningthefiles.
Toreadaboutyourmotherboard’ssoftwaremanual:
Run the Support DVD.
2.
In the Support DVD main menu, click the Manual tab.
3.
Click the software manual that you wish to read.
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4.3
Software information
Most of the applications in the support DVD have wizards that will conveniently guide you
throughtheinstallation.Viewtheonlinehelporreadmefilethatcamewiththesoftware
application for more information.
4.4
AI Suite 3
AI Suite 3 is an all-in-one interface that integrates several ASUS utilities and allows you to
launch and operate these utilities simultaneously.
Installing AI Suite 3
Ensure that you have an Administrator account before installing AI Suite 3 in Windows® 7,
Windows® 8, or Windows® 8.1 OS.
ToinstallAISuite3onyourcomputer:
Windows® 7 OS
1.
Place the Support DVD into the optical drive.
2.
In the AutoPlay dialogbox,clickRun ASSETUP.exe then select the Utilities tab.
3.
From the Utilities tab, check AI Suite 3 and select Install, then follow the succeeding
onscreen instructions.
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Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1 OS
1.
Place the Support DVD into the optical drive then follow onscreen instructions.
2.
From the ASUS motherboard support DVD main menu, select the Utilities tab and
check AI Suite 3 and select Install.
3.
Follow the succeeding onscreen instructions.
If the ASUS motherboard support DVD main menu did not appear, try the following
steps:
a.
GototheStart Screen then click the Desktop app.
b.
On the lower left corner of the Desktop, click File Explorer
DVD drive and double-click the Setup application.
then select your
Launching AI Suite 3
Windows® 7 OS
From the Desktop, click Start > All Programs > ASUS > AI Suite 3 > AI Suite 3.
You can also launch AI Suite 3 in Windows® 7 by clicking
ontheNotificationarea.
Windows® 8 / Windows® 8.1 OS
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To launch AI Suite 3 in Windows® 8, tap the AI Suite 3 app on the Start
Screen (or if you’re using a mouse, click the AI Suite 3 app on the Start
screen).
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AI Suite 3 Main menu
The AI Suite 3 main menu gives you easy-access controls and insight to what’s going on
with your computer - allowing you to optimize performance settings while at the same time
ensuring system stability.
TheAISuitemainmenuincludesisaquick-accessmenubarthatallowsyoutoswiftlylaunch
any of the integrated ASUS utilities. Click
on the left of the menu to launch the menu bar.
The AI Suite 3 screenshots in this section are for reference only and can vary depending
on motherboard model.
Click to launch AI Suite 3 menu bar
AI Suite 3 main menu bar
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SomefunctionsintheAISuite3mainmenuinthisuserguidemayvarydependingon
the motherboard model.
•
RefertothesoftwaremanualinthesupportDVDorvisittheASUSwebsiteat
www.asus.comfordetailedsoftwareconfiguration.
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4.5
Dual Intelligent Processors 5
ASUSDualIntelligentProcessors5combinesTPU,EPU,DIGI+PowerControl,FanXpert
3, and Turbo App functions to push the system’s performance to its optimal potential. It
automatically balances the system’s performance, power saving, levels, and fan settings via
the user-friendly AI Suite 3 utility.
5-Way Optimization
The 5-Way Optimization function dynamically optimizes your PC based on real-time usage
to provide the best system status. It covers the essential areas such as CPU performance,
energysaving,stabledigitalpower,coolandquietfancontrol,andincludestailoredsettings
for your apps to ensure your PC is ready for gaming, entertainment, productivity, or just about
anything.
Click this 5-Way Optimization button to auto-detect and tune the best settings for
your system
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DO NOT remove your fan during the tuning process.
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Turbo Processing Unit (TPU)
TPUallowsyoutomanuallyadjusttheCPUfrequency,CPUcache,corefrequencies,DRAM
frequency,andrelatedvoltagesforanenhancedsystemstabilityandaperformanceboost.
Refer to the CPU documentation before adjusting CPU voltage settings. Setting a high
voltage may damage the CPU permanently, and setting a low voltage may lead to an
unstable system.
For system stability, the TPU settings are not saved in the BIOS and are not loaded during
systembootup.SaveyouroverclockingsettingsasaTPUprofileandmanuallyloadthis
profileaftersystembootup.
Using TPU
CPU Frequency
Click or to adjust the Base
Clock Frequency, CPU Ratio, and
CPU Cache Ratio
Click or to select the
number of cores to adjust
Tick to enable
Group Tuning
CPU Cache Voltage
adjustments
CPU Core Voltage
Click to load the
adjustments
saved profile
Click to save the adjustment into a profile
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Click to apply the
adjustments
Click to undo the adjustments
•
SettheCPURatioSettingiteminBIOSto[Auto]beforeusingtheCPUFrequencyin
TPU. Refer to the BIOS chapter of your motherboard’s user guide for details.
•
TheCPUFrequencybarsshowthestatusoftheCPUcores,whichvarywithyour
CPU model.
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GPU Boost
CPU Graphics Voltage Adjustments
Click to enable the
Click to save the
adjustment into a profile default settings
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Click to load the
saved profile
Click to
apply the
adjustments
Click to
undo the
adjustments
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Energy Processing Unit (EPU)
EPU is a real-time system power-saving chip that automatically detects the current
system load and intelligently moderates power usage. It offers a total system-wide energy
optimization,reducesfannoise,andextendsthelifespanofyourhardwarecomponents.
Using EPU
Click to configure the settings
in Max Power Saving mode
Click to configure the
settings in Auto mode
Click to configure the settings
in High Performance mode
Click to configure the
settings in Away mode
Click to configure the
Global settings
Click or
to adjust the
Power Plan
time
Click to
select a fan
profile
Tick to select a setting for
Voltage Decrement
Click to enable the
default settings
Click to undo the
adjustments
Click to apply the
adjustments
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DIGI+ Power Control
ASUSDIGI+PowerControlfeaturestherevolutionaryandinnovativedigitalVRMandDRAM
Voltage controllers. These controllers offers ultra-precise memory and voltage tuning for
optimalsystemefficiency,stabilityandperformance.
Thefollowingscreensareforreferenceonly.Configurationoptionsvariesdependingonthe
motherboard model.
Click to switch
between screens
Click to undo
the changes
Click to apply the
changes
CPU Power Phase Control
Increase the phase number under a heavy system load to get more transient and
better thermal performance. Reduce the phase number under a light system load
toincreasetheVRMefficiency.
CPU VRM Switching Frequency
Enables spread spectrum to enhance system stability.
CPU Load-line Calibration
It allows you to adjust the voltage range to control the CPU Load-line. Adjust to a
highvalueforsystemperformanceortoalowvalueforpowerefficiency.CPU
CPU Current Capability
CPU Current Capability provides a wider total power range for overclocking.
Ahighervaluebringsawidertotalpowerrangeandextendstheoverclocking
frequencyrangesimultaneously.
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CPU Power Thermal Control
AhighertemperaturebringsawiderCPUpowerthermalrangeandextendsthe
overclocking tolerance to enlarge the overclocking potential.
CPU Power Duty Control
CPU Power Duty Control adjusts the current of every VRM phase and the thermal
conditions of every phase component.
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Fan Xpert 3
ASUSFanXpert3providescustomizablesettingsofyourfansforacoolerandmorequiet
computingenvironment.WithitsfanAutoTuningfeature,ASUSFanXpert3automatically
tweaks the settings of CPU and chassis fans to achieve their best cooling performance.
ASUSFanXpert3alsosupportshardwarelevelPWM/DCcombomodefortheCPUand
chassis fans. You can also reduce the CPU fan speed below the default minimum for a
noiseless operation during light loads.
Click a screen
to select the
type of fan
that you want
to customize
Click to
maximize the
fan speed
Click to set the
fan’s speed to
silent mode
Click to set the balanced
configuration between the
fan’s noise level and speed
Click to switch between CPU
and chassis fan screens
Click to increase the fan’s
speed for a high cooling
capability
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Turbo App
Turbo App allows you customize the system performance, network priority, and audio setting
of an application.
WhenanapplicationisontheTurboAppList,youcanallocatetheCPUfrequency,assigna
networkpriority,anddefinetheaudiosettingoftheselectedapplication.
Click to refresh the list of running applications
Click to assign a specific application(.exe)
into Turbo App list
Click to apply
the changes
Click to undo
the changes
Applications list pane
Displays all the running applications on your system.
Turbo App List pane
Displays the applications added to the Turbo App List. Clieck the
settings.
icon for more
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* Only applications on the Turbo App List can be configured.
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Ai Charger+
AiCharger+allowsyoutofast-chargeyourportableBC1.1*mobiledevicesonyour
computer’sUSBportthreetimesfasterthanthestandardUSBdevices**.
Launching Ai Charger+
TolaunchAiCharger+,click
Charger+.
on the left of the AI Suite 3 main menu, then select Ai
AiCharger+isavailableonlyinselectedmotherboardmodels.
Ai Charger+ screen
Tick to enable or
disable Ai Charger+
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Click to apply the
selection
•
*CheckthemanufacturerifyourUSBdeviceisaBatteryChargingSpecification1.1
(BC 1.1) compliant or compatible device.
•
**Actualchargingspeedsmayvarydependingonthechargingrateandspecifications
of your USB device.
•
Toensurenormalchargingfunction,disconnectandreconnectyourUSBdeviceevery
timeyouenableordisableAiCharger+.
•
AiCharger+doesnotsupportUSBhubs,USBextensioncables,andgenericUSB
cables.
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USB 3.1 Boost
USB 3.0 Boost technology supports UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol) that automatically
speeds up the transfer rates of your USB storage devices.
Launching USB 3.1 Boost
To launch USB 3.0 Boost, click
3.1 Boost.
on the left of the AI Suite 3 main menu, then select USB
Using the USB 3.1 Boost
Click to enable UASP or
Turbo Mode to the USB
device for a faster data
transfer rate
Click to enable the USB
device’s normal data
transfer rate
Click to select a USB device
Ensure to connect your USB 3.0 or 3.1 device to the USB ports that support USB 3.1
Boost. For more details, refer to section Rear I/O connection.
USB3.1BoostautomaticallydetectstheUSBdevicesthatsupportUASP.Foralistof
UASP-supported USB devices, visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
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ThedatatransferspeedvarieswithUSBdevices.Forahigherdatatransfer
performance, use a USB 3.1 device.
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EZ Update
EZ Update is a utility that allows you to automatically update your motherboard’s software,
drivers, or BIOS.
With this utility, you can also manually update the BIOS and select the boot logo that will
display during POST.
Launching EZ Update
To launch EZ Update, click
on the left of the AI Suite 3 main menu, then click EZ Update
on the AI Suite 3 main menu bar.
EZ Update screen
Click to automatically update your
motherboard’s driver, software and firmware
Click to search and
select the BIOS file
Click to select a
boot logo
Click to update
the BIOS
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System Information
This utility displays the detailed information and settings of the installed motherboard, CPU,
and memory.
Launching the System Information
To launch System Information, click
System Information.
on the left of the AI Suite 3 main menu, then select
Viewing the motherboard information
Click the MB tab to view the motherboard’s information.
Viewing the CPU information
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Viewing the SPD information
Click the SPD tab to view the memory’s information.
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Mobo Connect
Mobo Connect allows you to share the PC’s keyboard/mouse for smart devices, or stream
audio playback from your smart device yo the PC.
Launching Mobo Connect
To launch Mobo Connect, click
Connect.
on the left of the AI Suite 3 main menu, then select Mobo
Mobo Connect screen
Set Hotkey for Keyboard/
Mouse sharing
Select device for
audio Audio Mode
Click to apply the
settings
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Select device for
Keyboard/Mouse sharing
Set Hotkey for
Audio Mode
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Push Notice
This utility allows you get the detailed status of your system to your smart device. You can
also send messages to your smart device using this utility.
Before using this utility, ensure that you pair your computer with your smart device. For
pairing information, refer to section Pairing your computer and smart device.
Launching Push Notice on your computer
To launch Push Notice, click
Notice.
on the left of the AI Suite 3 main menu, then select Push
Push Notice screen
Click to enable Push Notice
Tick to select the
smart device
Click to discard
the settings
Click to apply the
settings
You can also enable the Push Notice via the Push Notice shortcut on the lower-right corner
of your screen. To do this, click << then click
then select
.
Pairing your computer and smart device
Topairyourcomputerandsmartdevice:
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1.
On your smart device, tap
2.
Tap Push Scan then tap the name of your computer that you want to pair with.
to launch Push Notice.
Push Notice
To pair your computer and smart device, ensure that both are connected to the same
wireless network.
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Setting up PC Mode alerts of your computer
This feature allows you to restart, shut down, or put your computer to sleep mode and sends
an alert to your smart device.
Tick these to
enable mode alerts
Tick to select the
smart device
Set the day and time to
enable the PC modes
Set the minutes to send
the alert before the PC
mode/s activation
Key in your messages for
more information
Setting up PC Status alerts
This feature allows you to send alerts of the unusual activities of the voltage, temperature,
and fan settings of your computer to your smart device.
Tick to select the
smart device
Tick to select and send
alerts to your smart
device
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Tick to send alert when the selected
items are back to its normal status
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Sending messages to your smart device
This feature allows you to send messages to your smart device.
You can also send messages via the Push Notice messaging shortcut on the lower-right
corner of your screen. To do this, click << then click
then select
.
Tick to select the
smart device
Click to send your
message
Click to key in your message
Viewing your computer status on your smart device
Tap
on your smart device to launch Push Notice.
Push Notice
Tap to view PC
mode alerts
Tap to view PC
status alerts
Tap to delete PC
alerts
Tap to view PC
sent messages
Tap to scan more
host computers
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ROG Audio features
Installing the Software
Follow the installation wizard to install the Realtek® Audio Manager driver from the support
DVD that is bundled with the motherboard.
If the Realtek®audiosoftwareiscorrectlyinstalled,youwillfindtheRealtek® HD Audio
Manager icon on the taskbar. Double-click on the icon to display the Realtek® HD Audio
Manager.
Realtek® HD Audio Manager
Sonic Studio II
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SonicStudioIIisanaudiosuitethatofferssixaudiocontrols:Reverb,BassBoost,Equalizer,
Voice Clarity, Smart EQ (Smart Volume), and Surround. Surround is dedicated for 2-channel
headset and offers one of the best virtual surround technology for gaming.
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Equalizer
CheckthisboxtoenableEqualizer.Thisitemallowsyoutoadjustthefrequencies
to suit your favorite type of music.
Equalizer advanced settings
ThisitemavailableonlywhentheEqualizerisenabled.Thisitemallowsyouto
configuretheEqualizersettings.Youcanmanuallysetorcustomizedyoursetting
orchoosefromanyofthepresetequalizersettingsavailable.
Equalizer presets
Displaysthecurrentorselectedequalizerpreset.
Bass Boost
Checkthisboxtobooststhebasseffects.Usetheslidertoadjustthesoundofthe
bass effect.
Voice Clarity
CheckthisboxtoenableVoiceClarity.Voiceclarityextractsandboostthe
frequencyofthehumanvoiceforcrystalclearin-gamecommunicationsand
dialogues in movies.
Smart EQ
CheckthisboxtoenableSmartEQ.Thisitemautomaticallyadjustthefrequencyof
anaudiocontenttomaintaindeepbassandcrispyhighfrequencies.
Surround
CheckthisboxtoenableSurround.Thisitemrecreatesamultichannellistening
experienceoveryourstereoheadphonesorspeakers.
Reverb
CheckthisboxtoenableReverb.Thisitemincreasesthefeelingifspaciousness
and lets you choose other reverb presets.
Reverb presets
Click to select a reverb effect from the different environmental spaces for reverb
effects.
This item is only available when the Reverb switch is enabled.
Test tone
Clicktheplaybuttontostartthetestfortheselectedpresetprofile.
Preset profiles
Clickanyofthepresetprofiles.ChoosefromGaming,Music,orMovie.
Profile Register, Open, or Reset
AllowsyoutoRegister,Open,orResettothedefaultsettingofaprofile.
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Sonic Studio switch
Click to toggle the Sonic Studio function ON/OFF.
Volume
Allows you to adjust the volume of the connected devices.
Sonic Studio settings
Click this button to change the language or view the tutorial.
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Perfect Voice
On my voice switch
Click to toggle Perfect Voice on my voice ON/OFF.
On incoming voice switch
Click to toggle Perfect Voice on incoming voice ON/OFF
Volume Stabilizer
CheckthisboxtoenableVolumeStabilizeronyourvoiceoronincomingvoice.
Use the slider to adjust the MIC volume.
Noise Gate
CheckthisboxtoenableNoiseGate.Thisitemremovesthebackgroundnoise
between words and sentences on your voice or on incoming voice.
Noise Reduction
CheckthisboxtoenableNoiseReduction.Thisitemremovestheremainingvoice
on top of your voice or your friend’s voice.
Reset
Click this button to reset the settings on your voice or on incoming voice to the
default settings.
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Test tone
Clicktheplaybuttontostartthetestfortheselectedpresetprofile.
Noise Gate mode
ClicktochoosetheNoiseGatemodefromAutoorManual.Manualmodeallows
youtousetheslidertoadjusttheNoiseGateandNoiseReduction.
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Sonic SenseAmp
SonicSenseAmpisanexclusiveROGinventionthatisabuilt-inheadphoneAMPononboard
audio with three AMP levels adjustment. It detects your headphone’s impedance and adjusts
the built-in AMP accordingly.
Sonic SenseAmp only works on front panel.
When you plug a headphone into the front headphone jack, Sonic SenseAmp displays a popup window that displays “Detecting headphone impedance”.
After detecting the headphone’s impedance, Sonic SenseAmp displays another pop-up
window similar to the one shown below.
32 ohm
Amplify Level is automatically set at Performance
150 ohms
Amplify Level is automatically set at Powerful
> 150 ohms
AmplifyLevelisautomaticallysetatExtreme
Other device
The device plugged in detected as other device
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ofthedetectedheadphone:
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Afteryouclosethepop-window,SonicSenseAmpentersspeakerconfigurationand
displays the adjusted headphone impedance.
Click to manually adjust the
amplify level
Displays the impedance of
your headphone
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DTS Connect
DTSConnectdeliversexcellentaudioentertainmentacrossallformatsandworkswith4,5.1
and 7.1 channels of incredible surround sound . It also allows you to connect your PC to a
home theatre system.
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Control settings panel
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Sonic Radar II
Sonic Radar II is designed for First Person Shooting (FPS) games and shows the precise
direction and intensity of where a sound is coming from. It features a simple and friendly
user-interface and also features sound enhancers to amplify desired sound effects.
Display Menu
Customize the settings for each game including Transparency, Signal, Size, and Remanency.
Displays the options
available. Click a tab to select
an option. Each option has its
own settings and menus.
Click to reset to the
default settings
Click to start the test tone
Use the sliders to adjust
the settings
Displays the list of games
Control Menu
Allowsyoutoconfigureshortcutkeys.
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Audio Mode/Radar Selection menu
Allowsyoutoconfigurethesoundenhancers.
Tick to choose the
desired sound enhancer
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Audio Mode/Radar Selection are enabled with shortcut keys in the game. Refer to the
Controls tab for more information about the shortcut key settings.
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GameFirst III
GameFirstIIIisanetworkmanagementsoftwarethatfeaturesfourpresetpacketprioritized
profiles(Optimization,Game,MediaStreamingandFileSharing)facilitatingdifferentuser
scenarios. Users can also manually allocate bandwidth and adjust priority settings of each
application to run faster and smoother.
TouseGameFirstIII,double-click
on the desktop.
Click any item for quick view
Click to open the tabs for different functions
Use the bar to adjust
the bandwidth
speed settings or
key in the value of
the input field
Click to load a preset
priority profile and
configure its settings
Tick to toggle the
preset priority profile
function on/off
Tick to display all the applications.
Click to reset and load the default
settings of the selected profile
Allows you to block traffic of the
application or set priority
Optimization Mode
Gamepacketsareprioritizedandotherpacketsalsooptimized.
Game Mode
Gamepacketsgiventoppriority.
Media Streaming Mode
Media-streaming packets given top priority.
File Sharing Mode
File-sharing packets given top priority.
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Network Monitor
Top 5 application
Displays the top 5 bandwidth consuming applications currently used.
Application usage
Displays the individual downloading and uploading bandwidth of currently used applications.
Total usage
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Bandwidth Test
You can use this feature to test the Internet Service Provider (ISP) speed or manually key in
the desired uploading/downloading speed and apply the speed if needed.
Key in the upload/
download speed
Click to begin the
speed test
Click to apply the speed after manually keying in the
desired speed or after you performing the speed test
Using the Network Information
Displays information about the physical network card such as speed, physical address, IP
address, subnet mask, and default gateway.
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4.9
KeyBot II
KeyBot II is a built-in microprocessor that provides instant upgrade to your keyboard. You
canconfigureandassignmacrostospecifickeysonyourkeyboardtoperformspecificor
severaltasksatthesametime.YoucanalsoconfigureyourPCforoverclocking,orenter
BIOS directly.
1.
Connect the USB keyboard into the dedicated KeyBot USB port.
Refer to the Rear I/O connection section for more information about the location of the
KeyBot USB port.
2.
Double-click
on the desktop to launch the KeyBot II application on your PC.
Click to load or save configuration files
Click to configure Macro Keys, Smart Input,
Function Keys, and Shortcut settings
Click to toggle the
KeyBot II function on/off
Click any of the items to perform a specific
tasks, or click their corresponding keys on
the keyboard
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Shortcut
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4.10
ASUS Media Streamer
ASUS Media Streamer allows you to enjoy your PC’s multimedia content anywhere. You can
pipe music from your PC or stream your favorite movie to a smart TV using your PC or smart
device.
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EnsuretoenabletheDLNAsettingofyourdevicesfirst.
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ASUS Media Streamer supports NFC function.
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Ensure to install ASUS HomeCloud on your PC.
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AnInternetconnectionisrequiredtofullyutilizethisfeature.
TouseASUSMediaStreamer:
On your computer, click ASUS HomeCloud then select Media Streamer. On your device,
click Media Streamer.
Click to edit media files
Click a media file to play
Select the device you
want to stream to
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Log in ASUS account to stream
play in different networks
Click to select media type
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Adding and deleting media files
Drag and drop or tick files to add or delete.
Click to add or create a new folder
Click to add the selected files
Click to delete selected files
Click to proceed with the deletion or
addition of files
Click to cancel changes
Thefollowingmediaformatsaresupported:.3gp,.mp4,.m4a,.aac,.ts,.flac,.mp3,.mid,
.xmf,.mxmf,.rtttl,.rtx,.ota,.imy,.ogg,.mkv,.wav,.jpg,.gif,.png,.bmp,.webp,.webm
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4.11
RAMDisk
RAMDisk is a data-storage software that reserves a part of your system’s memory and
turnsitintoahigh-speedvirtualdrivewhereyoucanstorecachefilesandgameappsfor
instant access. The Dynamic Memory Allocation function can release the unused memory
ofRAMDiskbacktothesystemwhenneededandhelpsextendthelifespanofyourSSDor
HDD.
The following folders are not suitable for RAMDisk optimization. Moving them into the
RAMDisk might negatively affect the performance of your system.
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Swap file/Page file:Theswapfileisapermanentstoragespaceusedasthevirtual
memoryexpansionofthesystemmemory.MovingtheswapfileintotheRAM
Disk simply defects the whole purpose of having it and may affect your system’s
performance.
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Startup folders: Since RAMDisk loads during boot up together with the contents of
the Junction folders, changing the location of the startup folders may cause system
error and disable loading your RAMDisk.
To launch RAMDisk, click
.
Creating/Deleting a RAMDisk drive
YourRAMDiskdriveallowsyoutoplaceyourfavoriteapplicationsandfilesintoRAMsoyou
canutilizeyourRAMspeedforbetterread/writeperformance.Thefilesthatarestoredinside
the RAMDisk are automatically backed up every time your PC is turned off.
The startup time may take a while, depending on the size of your RAMDisk drive.
To create RAMDisk drives:
Click to create
RAMDisk drives
Tick to enable Dynamic
Memory Allocation function
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Click to finish creating
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Click the drop-down
arrow to choose a drive
name for your RAMDisk
To delete or format an existing RAMDisk drive:
Click to delete the existing
RAMDisk drive
Click to format the existing
RAMDisk drive
The format function is available only if you enable the Dynamic Memory Allocation function
on your disk.
Creating/Deleting a Junction Point
A junction point creates a link that remaps the original contents into the RAMDisk, enabling
accesstothedesiredapplicationordatatobedonepurelywithintheoriginalfilelocation.
Select the Junction tab to create your
junction point
Click the drop-down
arrow to select your
RAMDisk drive and its
available storage space.
Click to select where to
create a junction point.
Click to finish adding
the new junction point.
Click to delete the
existing junction point.
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Synchronizing backup files
Aftercreatingajunctionpoint,RAMDiskautomaticallycreatesabackupfolderinthefile’s
originallocation.UseRAMDisktomanuallysynchronizeupdateswiththesebackupfiles.
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Click Synchronize to
update your files
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MemTweakIt
MemTweakIt is a software that you can use to view all levels of memory timings. You can
validateyourMemTweakItsettingstogenerateamemoryefficiencyscorethatyoucanshare
andcomparewithotherusersontheROGwebsite.
MemTweakIt functions depends on the chipset on the motherboard. Each chipset has
differernt options.
To use MemTweakIt, double-click
on the desktop.
Click a tab to configure the memory timing
Click About tab then click REPUBLIC OF GAMERS to access the
official ROG website
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Click to exit MemTweakIt
Click to apply your settings
Click to validate your settings.
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Validating and saving your MemTweakIt settings
Tovalidateandsaveyourconfigurationonline:
1.
Launch MemTweakIt and click Validate.
2.
In Online Mode, key in your ASUS account ID and password, and click Submit.
YourconfigurationwillbedisplayedinMemTweakItwebpage.
1.
Launch MemTweakIt and click
Validate.
2.
In Manual Mode, click Save Validation
File.
3.
Keyinafilenameforyourconfiguration
fileandclickSubmit.
4.
Click validation webpage.
5.
In MemTweakIt - Validation File
Upload window, key in your ASUS
account ID and password.
6.
Click Browse, locatethesaved.cvffile,
and click Open.
7.
Click Submit.
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Tovalidateandsaveyourconfigurationmanually:
YourconfigurationwillbedisplayedinMemTweakItwebpage.
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4.13
ROG CPU-Z
This utility gathers information about the main devices installed in your system and displays
itinanROGcustomlayout.ROGCPU-ZprovidesyouinformationandstatusofyourCPU,
motherboard, memory, graphics card, and other components installed in your system. You
can generate a report about your system info and send or post it on the CPU-Z website.
TouseROGCPU-Z,double-click
on the desktop.
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RAMCache
ROGRAMCachesoftwareprovidesauser-friendlyandtransparentsolutiontoincrease
your PC overall performance, by utilizing the system memory (DRAM) that is not in use.
RAMCache allocates a cache of RAM between the computer hard disk and the applications,
then reads in real time your performance needs regarding the applications you are currently
usingandthediskI/Odemands.RAMCachecopiesthemostfrequentlyuseddatafromthe
disk to the RAM cache where it can be processed faster, and then automatically writes it back
to the disk – thus accelerating the computer overall performance with a minimized risk of data
loss.
To use RAMCache, double-click
on the desktop.
TostartRAMCache:
1.
Launch RAMCache and select disk or partition to cache.
2.
Select cache size and then click Start.
Youcanonlycacheonepartitionatatime.
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MinandMaxamountsofRAMatdisposalisautomaticallyupdated.
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RAID Support
RAID Support
5.1
RAID configurations
5
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Chapter 5:
The motherboard comes with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology that supports RAID 0,
RAID1,RAID10andRAID5configuration.
If you want to install a Windows® operating system to a hard disk drive included in a RAID
set,youhavetocreateaRAIDdriverdiskandloadtheRAIDdriverduringOSinstallation.
Refer to section 5.2 Creating a RAID driver diskfordetails.
5.1.1
RAID definitions
RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write data in
parallel,interleavedstacks.Twoharddisksperformthesameworkasasingledrivebutata
sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone, thus improving data access
andstorage.Useoftwonewidenticalharddiskdrivesisrequiredforthissetup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one drive to
aseconddrive.Ifonedrivefails,thediskarraymanagementsoftwaredirectsallapplications
tothesurvivingdriveasitcontainsacompletecopyofthedataintheotherdrive.ThisRAID
configurationprovidesdataprotectionandincreasesfaulttolerancetotheentiresystem.Use
twonewdrivesoruseanexistingdriveandanewdriveforthissetup.Thenewdrivemustbe
ofthesamesizeorlargerthantheexistingdrive.
RAID 5stripesbothdataandparityinformationacrossthreeormoreharddiskdrives.Among
theadvantagesofRAID5configurationincludebetterHDDperformance,faulttolerance,and
higherstoragecapacity.TheRAID5configurationisbestsuitedfortransactionprocessing,
relationaldatabaseapplications,enterpriseresourceplanning,andotherbusinesssystems.
Useaminimumofthreeidenticalharddiskdrivesforthissetup.
RAID 10 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity (redundancy data) having
tobecalculatedandwritten.WiththeRAID10configurationyougetallthebenefitsofboth
RAID0andRAID1configurations.Usefournewharddiskdrivesoruseanexistingdrive
andthreenewdrivesforthissetup.
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Installing Serial ATA hard disks
ThemotherboardsupportsSerialATAharddiskdrives.Foroptimalperformance,install
identicaldrivesofthesamemodelandcapacitywhencreatingadiskarray.
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To install the SATA hard disks for a RAID configuration:
1.
InstalltheSATAharddisksintothedrivebays.
2.
ConnecttheSATAsignalcables.
3.
ConnectaSATApowercabletothepowerconnectoroneachdrive.
5.1.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS
You must enable the RAID function in the BIOS Setup before creating RAID sets using SATA
HDDs.Todothis:
1.
EntertheBIOSSetupduringPOST.
2.
GototheAdvanced menu > SATA Configuration,andthenpress<Enter>.
3.
SettheSATAModeitemto[RAIDMode].
4.
Saveyourchanges,andthenexittheBIOSSetup.
RefertoChapter3fordetailsonenteringandnavigatingthroughtheBIOSSetup
Due to chipset limitation, when SATA ports are set to RAID mode, all SATA ports run at
RAIDmodetogether.
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5.1.4
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility
1.
Turnonthesystem.
2.
DuringPOST,press<Ctrl>+<I>todisplaytheutilitymainmenu.
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To enter the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility:
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - v10.5.1.1070
Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ MAIN
1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
MENU ]
4. Recovery Volume Options
5. Acceleration Options
6. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes:
Nonedefined.
Physical Devices:
Port Device Model
0
ST3160812AS
1
ST3160812AS
2
ST3160812AS
3
ST3160812AS
[↑↓]-Select
Serial #
9LS0HJA4
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
9LS0BJ5H
Size
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
[ESC]-Exit
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
[ENTER]-Select Menu
The navigation keys at the bottom of the screen allow you to move through the menus
andselectthemenuoptions.
The RAID BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and may not
exactlymatchtheitemsonyourscreen.
TheutilitysupportsmaximumfourharddiskdrivesforRAIDconfiguration.
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Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set:
1.
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Fromtheutilitymainmenu,select1. Create RAID Volumeandpress<Enter>.The
followingscreenappears:
Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology - Option ROM - v10.5.1.1070
Copyright(C) 2003-10 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE VOLUME MENU ]
Name: Volume0
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Sync:
Create volume
[ HELP ]
Enter a unique volume name that has no special characters and is
16 characters or less.
[↑↓]-Select
[ESC]-Exit
[ENTER]-Select Menu
2.
EnteranamefortheRAIDsetandpress<Enter>.
3.
WhentheRAIDLevelitemisselected,presstheup/downarrowkeytoselectaRAID
leveltocreate,andthenpress<Enter>.
4.
WhentheDisksitemisselected,press<Enter>toselecttheharddiskdrivesyouwant
toincludeintheRAIDset.TheSELECTDISKSscreenappears:
[ SELECT DISKS ]
Port
0
1
2
3
Drive Model
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
Serial #
9LS0HJA4
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
9LS0BJ5H
Size Status
149.0GB Non-RAID
149.0GB Non-RAID
149.0GB Non-RAID
149.0GB 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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UsetheUp/Downarrowkeytoselectadrive,andthenpress<Space>toselect.A
smalltrianglemarkstheselecteddrive.Press<Enter>aftercompletingyourselection.
6.
UsetheUp/DownarrowkeytoselectthestripesizefortheRAIDarray(forRAID0,10
and5only),andthenpress<Enter>.Theavailablestripesizevaluesrangefrom4KB
to128KB.Thefollowingaretypicalvalues:
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RAID0:128KB
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RAID10:64KB
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RAID5:64KB
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5.
We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe size for
multimediacomputersystemsusedmainlyforaudioandvideoediting.
7.
WhentheCapacity item is selected, enter the RAID volume capacity that you want
andpress<Enter>.Thedefaultvalueindicatesthemaximumallowedcapacity.
8.
WhentheCreate Volumeitemisselected,press<Enter>.Thefollowingwarning
messageappears:
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
9.
Press<Y>tocreatetheRAIDvolumeandreturntothemainmenu,or<N>togoback
totheCREATEVOLUMEmenu.
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Deleting a RAID set
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BecautiouswhendeletingaRAIDset.Youwilllosealldataontheharddiskdriveswhen
youdeleteaRAIDset.
To delete a RAID set:
1.
Fromtheutilitymainmenu,select2. Delete RAID Volumeandpress<Enter>.The
followingscreenappears:
[ DELETE VOLUME MENU ]
Name
Volume0
Level
Drives
RAID0(Stripe)
2
Capacity
298.0GB
Status
Normal
Bootable
Yes
[ HELP ]
Deleting a volume will reset the disks to non-RAID.
WARNING: ALL DISK DATA WILL BE DELETED.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
[↑↓]-Select
2.
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[DEL]-Delete Volume
UsetheUp/DownarrowkeytoselecttheRAIDsetyouwanttodelete,andthenpress
<Del>.Thefollowingwarningmessageappears:
[ DELETE VOLUME VERIFICATION ]
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
Are you sure you want to delete volume “Volume0”? (Y/N):
3.
5-6
Press<Y>todeletetheRAIDsetandreturntotheutilitymainmenu,orpress<N>to
returntotheDELETEVOLUMEmenu.
Chapter 5: RAID Support
Exiting the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility
To exit the utility:
Fromtheutilitymainmenu,select5. Exit,andthenpress<Enter>.Thefollowing
warningmessageappears:
Chapter 5
1.
[ CONFIRM EXIT ]
Are you sure you want to exit? (Y/N):
5.2
Creating a RAID driver disk
AfloppydiskwiththeRAIDdriverisrequiredwheninstallingaWindows® operating system
onaharddiskdrivethatisincludedinaRAIDset.
Themotherboarddoesnotprovideafloppydriveconnector.YouhavetouseaUSBfloppy
diskdrivewhencreatingaSATARAIDdriverdisk.
5.2.1
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS
To create a RAID driver disk without entering the OS:
1.
Bootyourcomputer.
2.
Press<Del>duringPOSTtoentertheBIOSsetuputility.
3.
Settheopticaldriveastheprimarybootdevice.
4.
InsertthesupportDVDintotheopticaldrive.
5.
SavechangesandexitBIOS.
6.
WhentheMakeDiskmenuappears,press<1>tocreateaRAIDdriverdisk.
7.
InsertaformattedfloppydiskintotheUSBfloppydiskdrive,thenpress<Enter>.
8.
Followthesucceedingscreeninstructionstocompletetheprocess.
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5.2.2
Creating a RAID driver disk in Windows®
To create a RAID driver disk in Windows®:
Chapter 5
1.
StartWindows®.
2.
PlugtheUSBfloppydiskdriveandinsertafloppydisk.
3.
PlacethemotherboardsupportDVDintotheopticaldrive.
4.
GototheMake Disk menu, and then click Intel AHCI/RAID Driver Disk to create a
RAIDdriverdisk.
5.
SelectUSB floppy disk driveasthedestinationdisk.
6.
Followthesucceedingscreeninstructionstocompletetheprocess.
Write-protectthefloppydisktoavoidacomputervirusinfection.
5.2.3
Installing the RAID driver during Windows® OS
installation
To install the RAID driver for Windows® 7 or later OS:
1.
DuringtheOSinstallation,clickLoad Driver to allow you to select the installation
mediacontainingtheRAIDdriver.
2.
InserttheUSBflashdrivewithRAIDdriverintotheUSBportorthesupportDVDinto
the optical drive, and then click Browse.
3.
Clickthenameofthedeviceyou’veinserted,gotoDrivers > RAID, and then select
theRAIDdriverforthecorrespondingOSversion.Click OK.
4.
Followthesucceedingscreeninstructionstocompletetheinstallation.
BeforeloadingtheRAIDdriverfromaUSBflashdrive,youhavetouseanothercomputer
tocopytheRAIDdriverfromthesupportDVDtotheUSBflashdrive.
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Chapter 5: RAID Support
Appendix
Appendix
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference.
•
This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
•
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.
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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:
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required
toassurecompliancewithFCCregulations.Changesormodificationstothisunitnot
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate this equipment.
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IC: Canadian Compliance Statement
ComplieswiththeCanadianICES-003ClassBspecifications.ThisdevicecomplieswithRSS
210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian
interference-causing equipment regulations.
This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
Cut appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Cet appareil est conforme aux normes CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada. Le
fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes :
(1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interférences et
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(2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer
un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department
of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement
Class B ITE
KC: Korea Warning Statement
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REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at
ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin
indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in
municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol
of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal
waste.
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ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards
for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to
responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging
materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for detailed recycling
information in different regions.
Google™ License Terms
Copyright© 2015 Google Inc. All Rights Reserved.
LicensedundertheApacheLicense,Version2.0(the“License”);youmaynotusethisfile
except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at:
http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the
License is distributed on an “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF
ANY KIND, either express or implied.
SeetheLicenseforthespecificlanguagegoverningpermissionsandlimitationsunderthe
License.
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English AsusTek Inc. hereby declares that this device is in compliance with
the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of CE Directives.
Please see the CE Declaration of Conformity for more details.
Français AsusTek Inc. déclare par la présente que cet appareil est
conforme aux critères essentiels et autres clauses pertinentes des directives
européennes. Veuillez consulter la déclaration de conformité CE pour plus
d’informations.
Deutsch AsusTek Inc. erklärt hiermit, dass dieses Gerät mit den
wesentlichen Anforderungen und anderen relevanten Bestimmungen der
CE-Richtlinien übereinstimmt. Weitere Einzelheiten entnehmen Sie bitte der
CE-Konformitätserklärung.
Italiano AsusTek Inc. con la presente dichiara che questo dispositivo
è conforme ai requisiti essenziali e alle altre disposizioni pertinenti alle
direttive CE. Per maggiori informazioni fate riferimento alla dichiarazione
di conformità CE.
Компания ASUS заявляет, что это устройство соответствует основным
требованиям и другим соответствующим условиям европейских
директив. Подробную информацию, пожалуйста, смотрите в декларации
соответствия.
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Български С настоящото AsusTek Inc. декларира, че това устройство
е в съответствие със съществените изисквания и другите приложими
постановления на директивите CE. Вижте CE декларацията за
съвместимост за повече информация.
Hrvatski AsusTek Inc. ovim izjavljuje da je ovaj uređaj sukladan s bitnim
zahtjevima i ostalim odgovarajućim odredbama CE direktiva. Više
pojedinosti potražite u CE izjavi o sukladnosti.
Čeština Společnost AsusTek Inc. tímto prohlašuje, že toto zařízení
splňuje základní požadavky a další příslušná ustanovení směrnic CE. Další
podrobnosti viz Prohlášení o shodě CE.
Dansk AsusTek Inc. Erklærer hermed, at denne enhed er i
overensstemmelse med hovedkravene and andre relevante bestemmelser i
CE-direktiverne. Du kan læse mere i CE-overensstemmelseserklæring.
Nederlands AsusTek Inc. verklaart hierbij dat dit apparaat compatibel
is met de essentiële vereisten en andere relevante bepalingen van CErichtlijnen. Raadpleeg de CE-verklaring van conformiteit voor meer details.
Português A AsusTek Inc. declara que este dispositivo está em
conformidade com os requisitos essenciais e outras disposições relevantes
das Diretivas da CE. Para mais detalhes, consulte a Declaração de
Conformidade CE.
Română Prin prezenta, AsusTek Inc. declară faptul că acest dispozitiv
respectă cerinţele esenţiale şi alte prevederi relevante ale directivelor CE.
Pentru mai multe detalii, consultaţi declaraţia de conformitate CE.
Srpski AsusTek Inc. ovim izjavljuje da je ovaj uređaj u saglasnosti sa
ključnim zahtevima i drugim relevantnim odredbama CE Direktiva. Molimo
vas, pogledajte CE Deklaraciju o usklađenosti za više detalja.
Slovensky Spoločnosť AsusTek Inc. týmto prehlasuje, že toto zariadenie
vyhovuje príslušným požiadavkám a ďalším súvisiacim ustanoveniam
smerníc ES. Viac podrobností si pozrite v prehlásení o zhode ES.
Slovenščina AsusTek Inc. tukaj izjavlja, da je ta naprava skladna s
temeljnimi zahtevami in drugimi relevantnimi določili direktiv CE. Za več
informacij glejte Izjavo CE o skladnosti.
Español Por la presente, AsusTek Inc. declara que este dispositivo cumple
los requisitos básicos y otras disposiciones relevantes de las directivas
de la CE. Consulte la Declaración de conformidad de la CE para obtener
más detalles.
Svenska AsusTek Inc. förklarar härmed att denna enhet är i
överensstämmelse med de grundläggande kraven och andra relevanta
bestämmelser i CE-direktiven. Se CE-försäkran om överensstämmelse för
mer information.
Українська AsusTek Inc. заявляє, що цей пристрій відповідає основним
вимогам відповідних Директив ЄС. Будь ласка, див. більше подробиць у
Декларації відповідності нормам ЄС.
Türkçe AsusTek Inc., bu aygıtın temel gereksinimlerle ve CE Yönergelerinin
diğer ilgili koşullarıyla uyumlu olduğunu beyan eder. Daha fazla ayrıntı için
lütfen CE Uygunluk Beyanına bakın.
Bosanski AsusTek Inc. ovim potvrđuje da je ovaj uređaj usklađen s
osnovnim zahtjevima i drugim relevantnim propisima Direktiva EK. Za više
informacija molimo pogledajte Deklaraciju o usklađenosti EK.
Eesti Käesolevaga kinnitab AsusTek Inc., et see seade vastab CE direktiivide
oluliste nõuetele ja teistele asjakohastele sätetele. Vt üksikasju CE
vastavusdeklaratsioonist.
Suomi AsusTek Inc. vakuuttaa täten, että tämä laite on CE-direktiivien
olennaisten vaatimusten ja muiden asiaan kuuluvien lisäysten mukainen.
Katso lisätietoja CE-vaatimustenmukaisuusvakuutuksesta.
Ελληνικά Με το παρόν, η AsusTek Inc. Δηλώνει ότι αυτή η συσκευή
συμμορφώνεται με τις θεμελιώδεις απαιτήσεις και άλλες σχετικές διατάξεις
των Οδηγιών της ΕΕ. Για περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες ανατρέξτε στην
Δήλωση Συμμόρφωσης ΕΕ.
Magyar Az AsusTek Inc. ezennel kijelenti, hogy a készülék megfelel
a CE-irányelvek alapvető követelményeinek és ide vonatkozó egyéb
rendelkezéseinek. További részletekért tekintse meg a CE-megfelelőségi
nyilatkozatot.
Latviski Līdz ar šo AsusTek Inc. paziņo, ka šī ierīce atbilst būtiskajām
prasībām un citiem saistošajiem nosacījumiem, kas norādīti CE direktīvā. Lai
uzzinātu vairāk, skatiet CE Atbilstības deklarāciju.
Lietuvių Šiuo dokumentu bendrovė „AsusTek Inc.“ pareiškia, kad šis
įrenginys atitinka pagrindinius CE direktyvų reikalavimus ir kitas susijusias
nuostatas. Daugiau informacijos rasite CE atitikties deklaracijoje.
Norsk AsusTek Inc. erklærer herved at denne enheten er i samsvar med
hovedsaklige krav og andre relevante forskrifter i CE-direktiver. Du finner
mer informasjon i CE-samsvarserklæringen.
Polski Niniejszym AsusTek Inc. deklaruje, że to urządzenie jest zgodne z
istotnymi wymaganiami oraz innymi powiązanymi zaleceniami Dyrektyw
CE. W celu uzyskania szczegółów, sprawdź Deklarację zgodności CE.
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ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
Telephone
Fax
E-mail
Web site
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7798
info@asus.com.tw
www.asus.com/
Technical Support
Telephone
Fax
Online support
+86-21-38429911
+86-21-5866-8722, ext. 9101#
http://www.asus.com/tw/support/
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
+1-510-739-3777
+1-510-608-4555
http://www.asus.com/us/
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Address
Telephone
Fax
Web site
Technical Support
Support fax
Telephone
Online support
+1-812-284-0883
+1-812-282-2787
http://www.service.asus.com/
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Fax
Web site
Online contact
Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-959911
http://www.asus.com/de
http://eu-rma.asus.com/sales
Technical Support
Telephone
Support Fax
Online support
ASUS MAXIMUS VIII RANGER
+49-1805-010923
+49-2102-9599-11
http://www.asus.com/de/support/
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(510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Asus Computer International
Date :
Signature :
Representative Person’s Name :
Jul. 06, 2015
Steve Chang / President
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Supplementary Information:
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
Conforms to the following specifications:
Model Number : MAXIMUS VIII RANGER
Product Name : Motherboard
hereby declares that the product
Phone/Fax No:
Address:
Responsible Party Name:
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Ver. 140331
GERMANY
Motherboard
MAXIMUS VIII RANGER
Model game :
Regulation (EU) No. 617/2013
Declaratiog Date: 06/07/2015
Year to begig affixigg CE markigg: 2015
CE markigg
Name :
Signature : __________
CEO
Jerry Sheg
Position :
(EC conformity marking)
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
2011/65/EU-RoHS Directive
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
EN 60065:2002 / A12: 2011
EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2(2011-09)
EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-4 V1.4.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.2.1(2012-09)
EN 301 489-24 V1.5.1(2010-09)
EN 302 326-2 V1.2.2(2007-06)
EN 302 326-3 V1.3.1(2007-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.4.1(2008-11)
EN 302 291-1 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 302 291-2 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 50566:2013
EN 55024:2010
EN 61000-3-3:2013
EN 55020:2007+A11:2011
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
2009/125/EC-ErP Directive
EN 60950-1: 2006 / A2: 2013
EN 60950-1: 2006 / A12: 2011
2006/95/EC-LVD Directive
EN 300 328 V1.8.1(2012-06)
EN 300 440-1 V1.6.1(2010-08)
EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1(2010-08)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V5.2.1(2011-05)
EN 301 908-2 V5.2.1(2011-07)
EN 301 893 V1.7.1(2012-06)
EN 302 544-2 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 302 623 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50360:2001
EN 62479:2010
EN 50385:2002
EN 62311:2008
1999/5/EC-R&TTE Directive
EN 55022:2010+AC:2011
EN 61000-3-2:2006+A2:2009
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
2004/108/EC-EMC Directive
cogform with the essegtial requiremegts of the followigg directives:
Product game :
declare the followigg apparatus:
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
Cougtry:
4F, No. 150, LI-TE Rd., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN
Address, City:
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address:
Authorized represegtative ig Europe:
Magufacturer:
We, the ugdersigged,
EC Declaratiog of Cogformity
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