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V-Series P5945G
ASUS PC (Desktop Barebone)
Installation Manual
Refer to the system user guide for installation details and other system
information from ASUS website.
Front panel features
5.25-inch drive
bay cover
3.5-inch drive bay
cover
This V-series
provide V2/V3
two types of
front panel for
users to choose,
please refer to
your product
package for the
front panel type
you purchased.
Headphone port
Microphone port
USB 2.0 ports
HDD LED
Reset button
Power button
Rear panel features
Power connector
Voltage selector
Power supply fan
Cover screw
PS/2 mouse port
PS/2 keyboard port
Chassis fan vents
Parallel port
1394
USB 2.0 ports
VGA port
LAN (RJ-45) port
Microphone port
Line Out port
Line In port
Cover screw
Metal bracket lock
Expansion slot
metal brackets
IEEE 1394 port
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Internal components
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Front panel cover
5.25-inch optical drive bays
Hard disk drive bay
Floppy disk drive bay
Power supply unit
CPU socket
DIMM sockets
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9.
10.
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ASUS motherboard
PCI Express x16 slot
PCI Express x1 slot
PCI slots
Metal bracket lock
Selecting the voltage
The system’s power supply unit has
a 115 V/230 V voltage selector
switch located beside the power
connector. Use this switch to select
the appropriate system input voltage
according to the voltage supply in your
area.
eSATA
If the voltage supply in your area is
100‑127 V, set the switch to 115 V.
If the voltage supply in your area is
200‑240 V, set the switch to 230 V.
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Removing the side cover and
front panel assembly
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Remove the cover screws on the rear panel.
Pull the side cover toward the rear panel until its hooks disengage
from the chassis tabs. Set the side cover aside.
Locate the front panel assembly hooks, then lift them until they
disengage from the chassis.
Swing the front panel assembly to the right, until the hinge-like tabs
on the right side of the assembly are exposed.
Remove the front panel assembly, then set aside.
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Air duct
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4
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3
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4
2
3
Chassis tab holes
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Installing a CPU
To install a CPU:
1.
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
2.
Press the load lever with your
thumb (A), then move it to the
left (B) until it is released from
the retention tab.
To prevent damage to the
socket pins, do not remove
the PnP cap unless you are
installing a CPU.
Retention tab
A
B
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Load lever
3.
Lift the load lever in the direction of
the arrow to a 135º angle.
4.
Lift the load plate with your thumb
and forefinger to a 100º angle (4A),
then push the PnP cap from the load
plate window to remove (4B).
PnP cap
Load plate
4B
4A
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5.
Position the CPU over the socket,
making sure that the gold triangle
is on the bottom‑left corner of the
socket. Fit the socket alignment key
into the CPU notch.
Gold
triangle
mark
Alignment key
6.
A
Close the load plate (A), then push
the load lever (B) until it snaps into
the retention tab.
B
Installing the CPU fan and heatsink assembly
The Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 processor requires a specially designed
heatsink and fan assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and
performance.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
Place the heatsink on top of the installed
CPU, making sure that the four fasteners
match the holes on the motherboard.
2.
Push down two fasteners at a time
in a diagonal sequence to secure the
heatsink and fan assembly in place.
3.
When the fan and heatsink assembly is in
place, connect the CPU fan cable to the
connector on the motherboard.
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B
B
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Installing a DIMM
1.
Locate the DIMM sockets in the
motherboard.
2.
Unlock a DIMM socket by
pressing the retaining clips
outward.
3.
Align a DIMM on the socket such
that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the socket.
4.
Push the DIMM to the socket until the retaining clips snap inward.
• Unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs.
Failure to do so may cause damage to the motherboard and/or
components.
• A DDR2 DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one
direction. Do not force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the
DIMM.
Installing an expansion card
1.
Remove the metal bracket lock.
2.
Remove the metal cover opposite
the slot that you intend to use.
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3.
Insert the card connector to the
slot, then press the card firmly
until it fits in place.
4.
Replace the metal bracket lock.
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4
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Installing storage drives
Optical drive
1.
2
Place the chassis upright, then
remove the upper 5.25” drive
bay metal plate cover.
2.
Insert the optical drive to the
bay, then carefully push the
drive until its screw holes align
with the holes on the bay.
3.
Secure the optical drive with two
screws on both sides of the bay.
4.
Connect the IDE (A) and power
(B) plugs to connectors at the
back of the drive.
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3
B
A
Floppy disk drive
1.
Place the chassis upright, then
remove the lower 3.5” drive bay
metal plate cover.
2.
Insert the floppy disk drive to
the bay, then carefully push the
drive until its screw holes align
with the holes on the bay.
3.
Secure the floppy disk drive with
two screws on both sides of the
bay.
4.
Connect the signal (A) and
power (B) plugs to connectors at
the back of the drive.
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3
2
B
A
Hard disk drive
1.
Place the chassis upright, then
remove the upper 3.5” drive bay
metal plate cover.
2.
Insert the hard disk drive to the
bay, then carefully push the
drive until its screw holes align
with the holes on the bay.
3.
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3
2
Secure the hard disk drive with
two screws on both sides of the
bay.
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4.
For SATA HDD: Connect the
SATA signal and power plugs to
the connectors at the back of
the drive.
For IDE HDD: Connect the IDE
signal and power plugs to the
connectors at the back of the drive.
SATA
IDE
Removing the bay covers and reinstalling the
front panel assembly and side cover
If you installed an optical and/or floppy disk drive, remove the bay cover(s)
on the front panel assembly before reinstalling it to the chassis. To do this:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Locate the bay cover locks.
Press the locks outward to
release the bay cover.
Push the bay cover inward, then
set it aside.
Follow the same instructions to
remove the 3.5” drive bay cover.
To reinstall the front panel assembly and side cover:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Insert the front panel assembly hinge-like tabs to the holes on the
right side of the chassis.
Swing the front panel assembly to the left, then insert the hooks to
the chassis until the front panel assembly fits in place.
Insert the side cover hooks to the chassis top and bottom holes.
Push the side cover to the direction of the front panel until it fits in place.
Secure the cover with two screws you removed earlier.
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Air duct
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2
5
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3
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Chassis tab holes
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