Motherboard
X99-WS/
IPMI
E10151
Revised Edition v2
March 2015
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Contents
Safety information....................................................................................................... vi
About this guide......................................................................................................... vii
X99-WS/IPMI specifications summary...................................................................... ix
Package contents...................................................................................................... xiii
Installation tools and components.......................................................................... xiv
Chapter 1:
1.1
1.2
Product Introduction
Special features.......................................................................................... 1-1
1.1.1
Product highlights........................................................................ 1-1
1.1.2
Other special features.................................................................. 1-2
Motherboard overview................................................................................ 1-3
1.2.1
Before you proceed...................................................................... 1-3
1.2.2
Motherboard layout...................................................................... 1-4
1.2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 1-6
1.2.4
System memory........................................................................... 1-7
1.2.5
Expansion slots............................................................................ 1-9
1.2.6
Onboard buttons and switches.................................................. 1-12
1.2.7Jumpers..................................................................................... 1-18
1.2.8
Onboard LEDs........................................................................... 1-22
1.2.9
Internal connectors.................................................................... 1-30
Chapter 2:
2.1
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................................ 2-4
2.1.4
DIMM installation......................................................................... 2-6
2.1.5
ATX Power connection................................................................ 2-7
2.1.6
SATA device connection.............................................................. 2-8
2.1.7
Front I/O Connector..................................................................... 2-9
2.1.8
Expansion Card installation....................................................... 2-10
2.2
BIOS update utility.................................................................................... 2-11
2.3
Q-Code Logger utility............................................................................... 2-12
2.3.1
2.4
Using the Q-Code Logger.......................................................... 2-12
Motherboard rear and audio connection................................................ 2-13
2.4.1
Rear I/O connection................................................................... 2-13
2.4.2
Audio I/O connection.................................................................. 2-15
2.5
Starting up for the first time..................................................................... 2-17
2.6 Turning off the computer......................................................................... 2-18
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Chapter 3:
Knowing BIOS............................................................................................. 3-1
3.2
BIOS setup program................................................................................... 3-2
3.2.1
Advanced Mode........................................................................... 3-3
3.2.2
EZ Tuning Wizard........................................................................ 3-6
3.3
My Favorites................................................................................................ 3-8
3.4
Main menu................................................................................................. 3-10
3.5
Ai Tweaker menu....................................................................................... 3-12
3.6
Advanced menu........................................................................................ 3-29
3.6.1
CPU Configuration..................................................................... 3-30
3.6.2
PCH Configuration..................................................................... 3-33
3.6.3
PCH Storage Configuration....................................................... 3-34
3.6.4
System Agent Configuration...................................................... 3-36
3.6.5
USB Configuration..................................................................... 3-38
3.6.6
Platform Misc Configuration....................................................... 3-40
3.6.7
Onboard Devices Configuration................................................. 3-41
3.6.8
APM Configuration..................................................................... 3-43
3.6.9
Network Stack Configuration..................................................... 3-44
3.7
Monitor menu............................................................................................ 3-45
3.8
Boot menu................................................................................................. 3-47
3.9
Tool menu.................................................................................................. 3-53
3.9.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility............................................................. 3-53
3.9.2
ASUS O.C. Profile...................................................................... 3-54
3.9.3
ASUS SPD Information.............................................................. 3-55
3.10
Exit menu................................................................................................... 3-56
3.11
Server Management menu....................................................................... 3-57
3.12
3.11.1
System Event Log...................................................................... 3-58
3.11.2
BMC Network configuration....................................................... 3-59
3.11.3
View System Event Log............................................................. 3-60
Updating BIOS........................................................................................... 3-61
3.12.1
EZ Update.................................................................................. 3-61
3.12.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2....................................................................... 3-61
3.12.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3........................................................... 3-63
Chapter 4:
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BIOS setup
3.1
Software support
4.1
Installing an operating system.................................................................. 4-1
4.2
Support DVD information........................................................................... 4-1
4.2.1
Running the support DVD............................................................ 4-1
4.2.2
Obtaining the software manuals.................................................. 4-3
4.3
Software information.................................................................................. 4-4
4.4
ASUS Utilities.............................................................................................. 4-4
4.5
4.4.1
Ai Charger+.................................................................................. 4-6
4.4.2
USB Charger+.............................................................................. 4-7
4.4.3
ASUS Dr. Power Utility................................................................ 4-8
Audio configurations................................................................................ 4-10
Chapter 5:
5.1
RAID support
RAID configurations................................................................................... 5-1
5.1.1
RAID definitions........................................................................... 5-1
5.1.2
Installing Serial ATA hard disks................................................... 5-2
5.1.3
Setting the RAID item in BIOS..................................................... 5-2
5.1.4Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility................... 5-3
5.2
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
Chapter 6:
Multi GPU support
6.1AMD® CrossFireX™ technology................................................................ 6-1
6.1.1Requirements............................................................................... 6-1
6.1.2
Before you begin.......................................................................... 6-1
6.1.3
Installing two CrossFireX™ graphics cards................................. 6-2
6.1.4
Installing three CrossFireX™ graphics cards............................... 6-3
6.1.5
Installing the device drivers.......................................................... 6-4
6.1.6
Enabling the AMD® CrossFireX™ technology.............................. 6-4
6.2NVIDIA SLI™ technology.......................................................................... 6-6
®
6.2.1Requirements............................................................................... 6-6
6.2.2
Installing two SLI-ready graphics cards....................................... 6-6
6.2.3
Installing three SLI-ready graphics cards..................................... 6-7
6.2.4
Installing the device drivers.......................................................... 6-8
6.2.5
Enabling the NVIDIA® SLI™ technology...................................... 6-8
Appendices
Notices..................................................................................................................... A-1
ASUS contact information....................................................................................... A-5
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Safety information
Electrical safety
•
To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet
before relocating the system.
•
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables
for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible,
disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.
•
Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all
power cables are unplugged.
•
Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices
could interrupt the grounding circuit.
•
Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not
sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power
company.
•
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
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•
Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals
that came with the package.
•
Before using the product, ensure all cables are correctly connected and the power
cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.
•
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors,
slots, sockets and circuitry.
•
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area
where it may become wet.
•
Place the product on a stable surface.
•
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the
motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
1.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it
supports. It includes description of the switches, jumpers, and connectors on the
motherboard.
2.
Chapter 2: Basic installation
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform when
installing system components.
3.
Chapter 3: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
4.
Chapter 4: Software support
This chapter describes the contents of the support DVD that comes with the
motherboard package and the software.
5.
Chapter 5: RAID support
This chapter describes the RAID configurations.
6.
Chapter 6: Multi GPU support
This chapter describes how to install and configure multiple AMD® CrossFire™ and
NVIDIA® SLI™ graphics cards.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software
updates.
1.
ASUS website
The ASUS website (www.asus.com) provides updated information on ASUS hardware
and software products.
2.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers,
that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the
standard package.
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Conventions used in this guide
To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used
throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when trying to
complete a task
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key>
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign
means that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or
Return key.
<Key1> + <Key2> + <Key3>
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If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+).
X99-WS/IPMI specifications summary
LGA2011-v3 socket for the Next Generation Intel® Core™ i7/Xeon®
E5-2600/1600 v3 processors
CPU
Supports 22nm CPU
Supports Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0*
* The Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU
types.
Chipset
Intel® X99 Express Chipset
8 x DIMM DDR4 max at 128 GB 3200 (O.C.)* / 2800 (O.C.)* / 2666
(O.C.)* / 2400 (O.C.)* / 2133 MHz, non-ECC unbuffered memory
(When installing Intel® Socket 2011-v3 Core™ i7 processors)
Memory
8 x DIMM DDR4 max at 128 GB 2133 / 1866 MHz, ECC unbuffered,
Register memory (When installing Intel® Xeon™ E5-1600 v3 / 2600
v3 processors)
Quad channel memory architecture
Supports Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)
* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of
individual CPUs. Refer to www.asus.com for the memory QVL (Qualified
Vendors Lists).
40-LANE CPU
5 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slots (single at x16, dual at x16/x16,
triple at x16/x16/x8, quintuple at x8/x8/x8/x8/x8 mode)
Expansion slots
28-LANE CPU
5 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slots (single at x16, dual at x16/x8,
quad at x8/x8/x8/x4 mode)*
* The PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_4 slot will not work if you install a 28-LANE CPU.
Supports AMD® Quad-GPU CrossFireX™ Technology
Multi-GPU support
Supports NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI™ Technology*
* Supports up to 2-WAY SLI™ when installing 28-LANE processor.
Intel® X99 Express Chipset with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 and Intel®
Rapid Storage Technology 13 support
- 8 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (4 x right angle connectors from
controller 1, 4 x vertical connectors from controller 2)
Storage
- 1 x SATA Express port (gray at bottom, compatible with 2 x SATA
6.0 Gb/s ports)
- 1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M Key, 2260/2280 storage devices support
(SATA/PCIE mode)*
* M.2 Socket shares bandwidth with SATAExpress.
LAN
2 x Intel® I210-AT Gigabit LAN controllers
1 x Management LAN
Realtek® ALC1150 8-channel high definition audio CODEC featuring
Crystal Sound 2
Audio
- Separate layer for left and right track, ensuring both sound deliver
equal quality
- Audio shielding ensures precision analog/digital separation and
greatly reduced multi-lateral interference
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X99-WS/IPMI specifications summary
- Audio amplifier to enhance the highest quality sound for
headphone and speakers
- High quality 109 dB SNR stereo playback output (Line-out at back)
and 104 dB SNR recording input (Line-in) support
Audio
- Absolute Pitch 192khz/24bit True BD Lossless Sound
- DTS UltraPC II
- DTS Connect
- Supports jack-detection, multi-streaming and front panel jackretasking (MIC)
- Optical S/PDIF out ports at rear I/O
Intel® X99 Express Chipset
- 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 (4 ports at front panel, 2 ports at rear panel)
USB
- 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports at mid-board, 2 ports at back panel)
ASMedia® USB 3.0 controllers
- 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports at rear panel (blue)
High Performance
DIGI+ Power Control
CPU Power
- Industry leading digital 8-phase power design
DRAM Power
- Industry leading digital 4-phase DRAM power design
TPU
- TPU, 2-level TPU switch
EPU
- EPU, EPU switch
UEFI BIOS
- Most advanced options with fast response time
ASUS Exclusive
Features
M.2 and SATA Express onboard
- The latest transfer technology with up to 10 Gb/s data transfer
speeds for M.2
- The ultra-fast transfer technology with up to 10 Gb/s data
transfer speeds for SATA Express
Gaming Scenario
Turbo LAN
- Experience smooth online gaming with lower pings and less
lags
Crystal Sound 2
- Feel the sound power with different usage scenarios
Steam support
- Compatible with the most fun gaming platform under Windows®
system
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X99-WS/IPMI specifications summary
ASUS EZ DIY
Push Notice
-
ASUS Exclusive
Features
Monitor your PC status with smart devices in real time
UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
- featuring friendly graphics user interface
- ASUS O.C. Tuner
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
Q-Design
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-
-
-
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ASUS Q-Code
ASUS Q-Shield
ASUS Q-LED (CPU, DRAM, VGA, Boot Device LED)
ASUS Q-Slot
ASUS Q-DIMM
1 x BIOS Flashback button
1 x Q-Code Logger button
4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (blue)
Rear Panel I/O Ports
2 x USB 2.0 ports (1 port supports USB BIOS Flashback, 1 port
supports Q-Code Logger)
1 x Optical S/PDIF Out port
2 x Intel® LAN (RJ45) ports
1 x Management port
8-channel Audio I/O jacks
Special features:
USB Charger+
ASUS Special Features
Ai Charger+
Disk Unlocker
MemOK!
EZ XMP
5 PCIe x16 slots
12K hours capacitors
Worksation Exclusive
ProCool Power connector
Q-Code Logger
ASUS Dr. Power
2 x 19-pin USB 3.0/2.0 connectors support additional 4 USB ports
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connectors support additional 4 USB ports
1 x M.2 Socket 3 (for M Key, type 2260/2280 devices)
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x SATA Express connector (gray)
8 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (4 x gray, 4 x black)
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan connector for both 3-pin (DC Mode) and 4-pin
(PWM Mode) CPU coolers control with auto detection support
1 x 4-pin CPU OPT Fan connector
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X99-WS/IPMI specifications summary
4 x 4-pin Chassis Fan connectors for both 3-pin (DC Mode) and
4-pin (PWM Mode) fan control
1 x Front panel audio connector(AAFP)
1 x S/PDIF Out header
1 x TPM connector
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector
2 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connectors
1 x 6-pin EATX 12V_1 Power connector
1 x MemOK! button
1 x Clear CMOS button
Internal I/O Connectors
1 x 3-pin Chassis intrusion (CHASSIS) connector
1 x DRCT (DirectKey) connector
1 x Dr. Power switch
1 x TPU switch (advanced two-stage adjustments)
1 x EPU switch
1 x EZ XMP switch
1 x Power-on button
1 x Reset button
1 x System Panel
1 x AUX panel header
1 x SMBus headers
BIOS features
128 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.7, WfM 2.0,
SM BIOS 2.7, ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 2,
CrashFree BIOS 3, F11 EZ Tuning Wizard, F3 My Favorites, Quick
Note, Last Modified Log, F12 PrintScreen function, F3 Shortcut
function, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory
information
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.7, WOL by PME, PXE
Support DVD
Form Factors
Drivers
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
ATX Form Factor, 12 in. x 10 in. (30.5 cm x 25.4 cm)
EEB Mounting hole locations
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items
ASUS X99-WS/IPMI motherboard
1 x ASUS Q-Shield
1 x 3-WAY SLI bridge connector
10 x Serial ATA 6 Gb/s cables
COM port bracket
1 x USB 2.0 module
1 x ASUS SLI™ bridge connector
nual
User Ma
Support DVD
User Guide
1 x VGA bracket cable
•
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
•
The illustrated items above are for reference only. Actual product specifications may
vary with different models.
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Installation tools and components
Intel® LGA2011-v3 CPU
Intel® LGA2011-v3 compatible CPU Fan
PC chassis
SATA hard disk drive
Philips (cross) screwdriver
DIMM
1 bag of screws
Power supply unit
SATA optical disc drive (optional)
Graphics card
The tools and components in the table above are not included in the motherboard package.
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Chapter 1:
Product Introduction
Product introduction
1.1
Special features
1.1.1
Product highlights
1
LGA2011-v3 socket for Intel® Core™ i7 processors
This motherboard supports Intel® Core™ i7 processors in the LGA2011-v3 package. It
provides great system performance, quad-channel DDR4 memory slots and PCI Express
2.0/3.0 expansion slots.
Intel® X99 Express Chipset
Intel® X99 Express Chipset is a single chipset that supports the LGA2011-v3 socket for Intel®
Core™ i7 processors. It utilizes the serial point-to-point links, which increases bandwidth and
enhances the system’s performance. It natively supports up to six (6) USB 3.0 ports and ten
(10) SATA 6 Gb/s ports.
PCI Express® 3.0
PCI Express® 3.0 (PCIe 3.0) is the PCI Express 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.
3-WAY SLI and Quad GPU CrossFireX™ Support
This motherboad features NVIDIA 3-WAY and Quad GPU AMD CrossfireX support that
enables mulit-GPU setup, giving you the full power of the latest graphics technologies. It also
features native support for 4K/UHD (ultra high definition) resolution of up to 4096 x 2160 via
HDMI or DisplayPort, resulting to four times the number of pixels for incredible visual clarity,
detail, and realism.
SATA Express support
SATA Express provides faster data transfer speeds of up to 10 Gb/s, allowing your system to
catch up with the speed of the SSDs. It also features backward compatibility with up to two
SATA drives of the same speed.
Quad-Channel DDR4 2133 MHz Support
Chapter 1
The motherboard supports the quad-channel DDR4 memory that features data transfer rates
of DDR4 2133 MHz to boost the system’s performance, and to meet the higher bandwidth
requirements of 3D graphics, multimedia and Internet applications.
M.2 Support*
This motherboard features the M.2 slot, which shares bandwidth with SATA Express port
to speed up data transfer up to 10 Gb/s. This helps enhance the performance of your SSD
(Solid State Drive) that is dedicated only to the operating system.
* Supports PCIe/SATA mode.
ASUS X99-WS/IPMI
1-1
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.
1.1.2
Other special features
DTS Connect
To get the most out of your audio entertainment across all formats and quality levels, DTS
Connect combines two enabling technologies, DTS Neo:PC™ upmixes 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 theater system. DTS Interactive is capable of
performing mult-channel 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.
DTS UltraPC II
DTS UltraPC II delivers a superior surround sound experience through your system’s
speakers and headphones while monitoring and balancing the loudness level difference
between digital audio formats. It also ehnances the audio settings through augmenting
low and high frequencies of musical tones, restores compressed or re-mastered sounds,
improves bass performance even without a subwoofer, and improves dialogues derived from
DVD or Blu-ray Disc™.
Chapter 1
1-2
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.2
Motherboard overview
1.2.1
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change
any motherboard settings.
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.
•
Before handling components, use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded
object or a metal object, such as the power supply case, to avoid damaging them due
to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the
bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power supply is
switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so
may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, or components.
Chapter 1
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ASUS X99-WS/IPMI
1-3
1.2.2
Motherboard layout
Chapter 1
Refer to 1.2.9 Internal connectors and 2.4.1 Rear I/O connection for more information
about rear panel connectors and internal connectors.
1-4
Chapter 1: Product introduction
Layout contents
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Chapter 1
Connectors/Jumpers/Buttons and switches/Slots
1. DDR4 DIMM slots
2. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR; 8-pin EATX12V; 8-pin EATX12V1; 6-pin EATX12V_1)
3. PMBus 1.2 PSU select jumper (3-pin SMART_PSU1)
4. Power supply PSUSMB Connector (5-pin PSUSMB1)
5. CPU, CPU optional, auxiliary, and chassis fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN1-2, 4-pin REAR_FAN1, 4-pin FRNT_FAN1-3, 4-pin AUX_FANSENSE)
6. EPU switch
7. TPU switch
8. Reset button
9. Power-on button
10. EZ XMP switch
11. USB 3.0 connectors (20-1 pin USB3_12, USB3_34)
12.Intel® Serial ATA 6 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_12, SATA 6G_34, SATA 6G_5, SATA 6G_6, SATAEXPRESS_1)
13. Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
14. Clear CMOS button (CLR_CMOS)
15. System Management Bus (SMBUS) connector (5-1 pin SMBUS1)
16. DirectKey connector (2-pin DRCT)
17. T_Sensor connector (T_SENSOR1)
18. MemOK! button
19. Dr. Power switch (DR_POWER)
20. DDR4 thermal event setting (3-pin DIMMTRIP1)
21. Baseboard Management Controller jumper (3-pin BMC_EN1)
22. SMBUS connection setting jumper (3-pin TESLA_M_SW)
23. VGA controller setting jumper (VGA_SW1)
24. Chassis Fan control setting jumper (3-pin CHAFAN_SEL)
25. CPU Over Voltage jumper (3-pin CPU_OV)
26. Auxiliary panel connector (20-2 pin AUX_PANEL1)
27. System panel connector (20-1 pin PANEL)
28. Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SSATA_1-4 [gray])
29. TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
30. USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB910; US1112)
31. Q-Code LEDs
32. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
33. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
34. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
35. M.2 Socket 3 connector
36. VGA connector (VGA_HDR1)
37. LGA2011-v3 CPU socket
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1.2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA2011-v3 socket designed for Intel® Core™
i7 processors.
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Ensure that all power cables are unplugged before installing the CPU.
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Upon purchase of the motherboard, ensure that the PnP cap is on the socket and
the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer immediately if the PnP cap
is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/motherboard
components. ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/
transit-related.
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Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process Return Merchandise
Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes with the cap on the
LGA2011-v3 socket.
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The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket contacts resulting from
incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/loss/incorrect removal of the PnP
cap.
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1.2.4
System memory
The motherboard comes with eight DDR 4 (Double Data Rate 4) Quad Inline Memory
Modules (DIMM) slots.
A DDR4 module is notched differently from a DDR, DDR2, or DDR3 module. DO NOT
install a DDR, DDR2, or DDR3 memory module to the DDR4 slot.
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Memory configurations
You may install 2 GB, 4 GB and 8 GB unbuffered and non‑ECC DDR4 DIMMs into the DIMM
sockets.
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You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A, Channel B, Channel C, and
Channel D. The system maps the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dualchannel configuration. Any excess memory from the higher-sized channel is then
mapped for single-channel operation.
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According to Intel® CPU spec, DIMM voltage below 1.65 V is recommended to protect
the CPU.
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Due to the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows® OS, when you install 4GB
or more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory for the OS can be
about 3GB or less. For effective use of memory, we recommend that you 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 4 GB or more on the
motherboard.
c)
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For more details, refer to the Microsoft® support site at http://support.microsoft.
com/kb/929605/en-us.
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The default memory operation frequency is dependent on its Serial Presence Detect
(SPD), which is the standard way of accessing information from a memory module.
Under the default state, some memory modules for overclocking may operate at a
lower frequency than the vendor-marked value. To operate at the vendor-marked
or at a higher frequency, refer to section 3.5 Ai Tweaker menu for manual memory
frequency adjustment.
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For system stability, use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a full
memory load (8 DIMMs) or overclocking condition.
•
Memory modules with memory frequency higher than 2133MHz and their
corresponding timing or the loaded XMP profile is not the JEDEC memory standard.
The stability and compatibility of the memory modules depend on the CPU’s
capabilities and other installed devices.
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Always install the DIMMS with the same CAS Latency. For an optimum compatibility,
we recommend that you install memory modules of the same version or data code
(D/C) from the same vendor. Check with the vendor to get the correct memory
modules.
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ASUS exclusively provides hyper DIMM support function.
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Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual CPUs. Load
the X.M.P. or D.O.C.P. settings in the BIOS for the hyper DIMM support.
•
Visit the ASUS website for the latest QVL.
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1.2.5
Expansion slots
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
40-LANE
28-LANE
1
PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_1 slot
PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_1 slot
2
PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_2 slot
PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_2 slot
3
PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_3 slot
PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_3 slot
4
PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_4 slot
PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_4 slot*
5
PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_5 slot
PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_5 slot
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*This slot may not work if a 28-LANE CPU is installed.
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40-LANE CPU VGA configuration
40-LANE CPU
PCI Express 3.0 operating mode
VGA
configuration
PCIe 3.0/2.0
x16_1
PCIe 3.0/2.0 PCIe 3.0/2.0 PCIe 3.0/2.0 PCIe 3.0/2.0
x16_2
x16_3
x16_4
x16_5
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card
N/A
x16
N/A
N/A
N/A
Dual VGA/PCIe
cards
N/A
x16
x16
N/A
N/A
Triple VGA/PCIe
cards
N/A
x16
x16
N/A
x8
Quintuple VGA/
PCIe cards
x8
x8
x8
x8
x8
28-LANE CPU VGA configuration
28-LANE CPU
PCI Express 3.0 operating mode
VGA
configuration
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PCIe 3.0/2.0
x16_1
PCIe 3.0/2.0 PCIe 3.0/2.0 PCIe 3.0/2.0 PCIe 3.0/2.0
x16_2
x16_3
x16_4
x16_5
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card
N/A
x16
N/A
N/A
N/A
Dual VGA/PCIe
cards
N/A
x16
x8
N/A
N/A
Quintuple VGA/
PCIe cards
x8
x8
x8
N/A
x4
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We recommend that you provide sufficient power when running CrossFireX™ or SLI™
mode.
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Connect a chassis fan to the motherboard connector labeled REAR_FAN1 or FRNT_
FAN1-3 when using multiple graphics cards for better thermal environment.
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Intel® SATA Controller 1
Intel® SATA Controller 2
Intel® LAN1 (i210)
Intel® LAN2 (i210)
Intel® xHCI
Intel® EHCI 1
Intel® EHCI 2
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1.2.6
Onboard buttons and switches
Onboard buttons and switches allow you to fine-tune performance when working on a bare or
open-case system. This is ideal for overclockers and gamers who continually change settings
to enhance system performance.
1.
Power-on button
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
Press the reset button to reboot the system.
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3.
MemOK! button
•
Refer to section 1.2.8 Onboard LEDs for the exact location of the DIAG_DRAM LED.
•
The DIAG_DRAM LED also lights up when the DIMM is not properly installed. Turn off
the system and reinstall the DIMM before using the MemOK! function.
•
The MemOK! button does not function under Windows® OS environment.
•
During the tuning process, the system loads and tests failsafe memory settings. 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 DIAG_DRAM LED increases, indicating different test processes.
•
Due to memory tuning requirement, the system automatically reboots when each
timing set is tested. If the installed DIMMs still fail to boot after the whole tuning
process, the DIAG_DRAM LED lights continuously. Replace the DIMMs with ones
recommended in the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors Lists) in this user manual or at
www.asus.com.
•
If you turn off the computer and replace DIMMs during the tuning process, the system
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.
•
If your system fails to boot up due to BIOS overclocking, press the MemOK! 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.
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We recommend that you download and update to the latest BIOS version from www.asus.com after using the MemOK! function.
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Installing DIMMs that are not compatible with the motherboard may cause system
boot failure, and the DIAG_DRAM LED near the MemOK! button lights continuously.
Press and hold the MemOK! button until the DIAG_DRAM LED starts blinking to begin
automatic memory compatibility tuning for successful boot.
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4.
TPU switch
With its two-level adjustment functions, the TPU allows you to automatically adjusts the
CPU ratio and clock speed for an optimal system performance.
•
Enable this switch when the system is powered off.
•
When the TPU switch is set to Enabled (TPU_I: CPU Ratio Boost), the system
automatically adjusts the CPU ratio for an enhanced performance.
•
When the TPU switch is set to Enabled (TPU_II: CPU BCLK and Ratio Boost), the
system automatically adjusts the base clock rate (BLCK) and the CPU ratio for a more
enhanced performance.
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The TPU LEDs (TPU_LED) near the TPU switch light up when you set the TPU switch
to TPU_I mode or TPU_II mode. Refer to section 1.2.8 Onboard LEDs for the exact
location of the TPU LEDs.
•
If you enable this switch under Windows® OS environment, the TPU function will be
activated after the next system bootup.
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5.
EPU switch
Enable this switch to automatically detect the current PC loadings and intelligently
moderate the power consumption.
Enable this switch when the system is powered off.
The EPU LED (O2LED3) near the EPU switch lights up when you enable the EPU
switch. Refer to section 1.2.8 Onboard LEDs for the exact location of the EPU LED.
•
If you enable this switch under Windows® OS environment, the EPU function will be
activated after the next system bootup.
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You may change the EPU settings in BIOS setup program and enable the EPU
function at the same time. However, the system will use the last setting you have
made.
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6.
Clear CMOS button (CLR_CMOS)
Press this button to clear the BIOS setup information only when the systems hangs
due to overclocking.
7.
Dr. Power switch (DR_POWER)
This switch allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Dr. Power feature. Install the
bundled ASUS Dr. Power Utility then enable this switch to allow the system to display
notification messages in your Windows screen if a problem is detected with your Power
Supply Unit (PSU).
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The PGLED3 LED near the Dr. Power switch lights up when you enable the Dr. Power
switch. Refer to section 1.2.8 Onboard LEDs for the exact location of the PGLED3 LED.
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8.
EZ XMP switch
Enable this switch to overclock the installed DIMMs, allowing you to enhance the
DIMM’s speed and performance.
The EZ XMP LED (XLED1) lights up when you enable the EZ XMP switch. For
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the location of the EZ XMP LED, refer to section 1.2.8 Onboard LEDs.
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1.2.7Jumpers
1.
CPU Over Voltage jumper (3-pin CPU_OV)
The CPU Over Voltage jumper allows you to set a higher CPU voltage for a flexible
overclocking system, depending on the type of the installed CPU. To gain more CPU
voltage setting, insert the jumper to pins 2-3. To go back to its default CPU voltage
setting, insert the jumper to pins 1-2.
2.
Chassis Fan control setting jumper (3-pin CHAFAN_SEL)
These jumpers allow you to switch fan pin selection. The CHAFAN_SEL jumper is for
the front fans and rear fans control. Set pins 1-2 to let the BIOS control the settings of
the chassis fans. Set pins 2-3 to control the settings of the 4-pin PWM fans.
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3.
SMBUS connection setting jumper (3-pin TESLA_M_SW)
This jumper allows you to select the connection to BMC or PCH for PCIE 1, PCIE 3,
and PCIE 5 SMBUS.
4.
DDR4 Thermaltrip setting jumper (3-pin DIMMTRIP1)
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This jumper allows you to enable or disable DDR4 DIMM thermal sensing event
feature.
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5.
PMBus 1.2 PSU select jumper (3-pin SMART_PSU1)
This jumper allows you to select PSU PMBus version. Set to pins 1-2 for PMBus, or set
to pins 2-3 for others.
6.
VGA controller setting (3-pin VGA_SW1)
This jumper allows you to enable o disable the onboard VGA controller. Set to pins 1-2
to activate the VGA feature.
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7.
Baseboard Management Controller jumper (3-pin BMC_EN1)
This jumper allows you to enable o disable the Base Management Controller. Set to
pins 1-2 to activate the BMC feature.
8.
Power supply SMBus connector (PSUSMB1)
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This connector supplies power for low-speed system management communications.
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1.2.8
1.
Onboard LEDs
Diagnosis LEDs
The Diagnosis LEDs provide the status of these key components during POST (PowerOn-Self Test): CPU, memory modules, VGA card, and hard disk drives. If an error is
found, the critical component’s LED stays lit up until the problem is solved.
2.
TPU LED (TPU_LED)
The TPU LED lights up when the TPU switch is enabled.
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3.
EPU LED (O2LED3)
The EPU LED lights up when the EPU switch is enabled.
4.
EZ XMP LED (XLED1)
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This LED lights up when you enable the EZ XMP switch.
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5.
ASUS Dr. Power LED (PGLED3)
This LED near the Dr. Power switch lights up when the Dr. Power switch is enabled.
6.
PWR_SUPPLY LED
The ASUS Dr. Power LED near the EATX PWR connector lights up when the ASUS
Dr. Power switch setting is on and the power supply unit has failed.
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7.
Power LED (+12V_PWR LED)
The Power LED near the EATX12V1 connector lights up when you enable the ASUS
Dr. Power switch and if there is no power detected on the 8-pin EATX12V connector.
8.
Baseboard Management Controller LED (BMC_LED1)
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The BMC LED lights up when the Baseboard Management Controller jumper is set to
enabled.
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9.
Q-Code LEDs
The Q-Code LED design provides you with a 2-digit error code that displays the system
status. Refer to the Q-Code table on the next page for details.
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Q-Code table
4F
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55
56
57
58
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5B
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E0
E1
E2
E3
E4 – E7
E8
E9
EA
EB
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F0
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F2
F3
F4
F5 – F7
F8
F9
Description
Not used
microcode
CACHE_ENABLED
PCH initialization
CPU_EARLY_INIT
PEI Core is started
Pre-memory CPU initialization is started
Pre-memory System Agent initialization is started
Pre-memory PCH initialization is started
Memory initialization
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
Memory Installed
CPU post-memory initialization
Post-Memory System Agent initialization is started
Post-Memory PCH initialization is started
DXE IPL is started
Memory initialization error. Invalid memory type or incompatible memory
speed
DXE IPL is started
Unspecified memory initialization error
Memory not installed
Invalid CPU type or Speed
CPU mismatch
CPU self test failed or possible CPU cache error
CPU micro-code is not found or micro-code update is failed
Internal CPU error
Reset PPI is not available
Reserved for future AMI error codes
S3 Resume is stared (S3 Resume PPI is called by the DXE IPL)
S3 Boot Script execution
Video repost
OS S3 wake vector call
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
S3 Resume Failed
S3 Resume PPI not Found
S3 Resume Boot Script Error
S3 OS Wake Error
Reserved for future AMI error codes
Recovery condition triggered by firmware (Auto recovery)
Recovery condition triggered by user (Forced recovery)
Recovery process started
Recovery firmware image is found
Recovery firmware image is loaded
Reserved for future AMI progress codes
Recovery PPI is not available
Recovery capsule is not found
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AB
Description
Invalid recovery capsule
Reserved for future AMI error codes
DXE Core is started
NVRAM initialization
Installation of the PCH Runtime Services
CPU DXE initialization is started
PCI host bridge initialization
System Agent DXE initialization is started
System Agent DXE SMM initialization is started
System Agent DXE initialization (System Agent module specific)
PCH DXE initialization is started
PCH DXE SMM initialization is started
PCH devices initialization
PCH DXE Initialization (PCH module specific)
ACPI module initialization
CSM initialization
Reserved for future AMI DXE codes
Boot Device Selection (BDS) phase is started
Driver connecting is started
PCI Bus initialization is started
PCI Bus Hot Plug Controller Initialization
PCI Bus Enumeration
PCI Bus Request Resources
PCI Bus Assign Resources
Console Output devices connect
Console input devices connect
Super IO Initialization
USB initialization is started
USB Reset
USB Detect
USB Enable
Reserved for future AMI codes
IDE initialization is started
IDE Reset
IDE Detect
IDE Enable
SCSI initialization is started
SCSI Reset
SCSI Detect
SCSI Enable
Setup Verifying Password
Start of Setup
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
Setup Input Wait
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AD
AE
AF
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B1
B2
B3
B4
B5
B6
B7
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D0
D1
D2
D3
D4
D5
D6
D7
D8
D9
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DB
DC
Description
Reserved for ASL (see ASL Status Codes section below)
Ready To Boot event
Legacy Boot event
Exit Boot Services event
Runtime Set Virtual Address MAP Begin
Runtime Set Virtual Address MAP End
Legacy Option ROM Initialization
System Reset
USB hot plug
PCI bus hot plug
Clean-up of NVRAM
Configuration Reset (reset of NVRAM settings)
Reserved for future AMI codes
CPU initialization error
System Agent initialization error
PCH initialization error
Some of the Architectural Protocols are not available
PCI resource allocation error. Out of Resources
No Space for Legacy Option ROM
No Console Output Devices are found
No Console Input Devices are found
Invalid password
Error loading Boot Option (LoadImage returned error)
Boot Option is failed (StartImage returned error)
Flash update is failed
Reset protocol is not available
ACPI/ASL Checkpoints (under OS)
Description
System is entering S3 sleep state
System is entering S4 sleep state
System is entering S5 sleep state
System is waking up from the S3 sleep state
System is waking up from the S4 sleep state
System has transitioned into ACPI mode. Interrupt controller is in PIC mode.
System has transitioned into ACPI mode. Interrupt controller is in APIC mode.
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1.2.9
1.
Internal connectors
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
This connector is for the serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module cable to one
of these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system
chassis.
2.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port. Connect
the S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis.
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The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
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3.Intel® X99 Serial ATA 6 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_12, SATA6G_34, SATA6G_56/SATAEXPRESS_1)
These connectors connect to Serial ATA 6 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 6 Gb/s
signal cables.
•
These connectors are set to [AHCI Mode] by default. If you intend to create a Serial
ATA RAID set using these connectors, set the SATA Mode item in the BIOS to [RAID
Mode]. Refer to section 3.6.3 PCH Storage Configuration for details.
•
Before creating a RAID set, refer to the manual bundled in the motherboard support
DVD.
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The SATAEXPRESS_1 connector can support one SATA Express device or two
SATA devices.
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Due to chipset behavior, the SATA6G_78 and SATA6G_910 ports (black) do not
support Intel® Rapid Storage Technology and RAID configuration.
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If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10
configuration with the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology through the onboard Intel® X99
chipset.
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4.
Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors (SSATA1-4 [black])
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk drives
that allows up to 3 Gbps of data transfer rate.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can use a software RAID solution to
create a RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, or a RAID 10 configuration. For more information
on the SATA RAID solutions supported on this motherboard, refer to the RAID
Configuration chapter of this user guide.
5.
VGA connector (VGA_HDR1)
This connector supports the VGA High Dynamic-Range interface.
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6.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports
either HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of the front panel
audio I/O module cable to this connector.
7.
•
We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector to avail of the motherboard’s high-definition audio capability.
•
If you want to connect a high-definition or an AC’97 front panel audio module to this
connector, set the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD] or [AC97].
System Management Bus (SMBUS) connector (5-1 pin SMBUS1)
Chapter 1
This connector controls the system and power management-related tasks. This
connector processes the messages to and from devices rather than tripping the
individual control lines.
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8.
USB 3.0 connectors (20-1 pin USB3_12, USB3_34)
These connectors allow you to connect a USB 3.0 module for additional USB 3.0 front
or rear panel ports. With an installed USB 3.0 module, you can enjoy all the benefits of
USB 3.0 including faster data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gb/s, faster charging time for
USB-chargeable devices, optimized power efficiency, and backward compatibility with
USB 2.0.
The USB 3.0 module is purchased separately.
•
Ensure to install the related driver to fully use the USB 3.0 ports under Windows® 7.
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The plugged USB 3.0 device may run on xHCI or EHCI mode depending on the
operating system’s setting.
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These USB 3.0 ports support native UASP transfer standard in Windows® 8 /
Windows® 8.1 and Turbo Mode when using USB 3.0 Boost feature.
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9.
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB910; US1112)
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to any of
these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system
chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to
48 Mb/s connection speed.
DO NOT connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
You can connect the front panel USB cable to the ASUS Q-Connector (USB) first, and then
install the Q-Connector (USB) to the USB connector onboard if your chassis supports front
panel USB ports.
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The USB 2.0 module is purchased separately.
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10. CPU, CPU optional, auxiliary, and chassis fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN1-2; 4-pin REAR_FAN1; 4-pin FRNT_FAN1-3; 4-pin AUX_
FANSENSE)
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.
•
DO NOT forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air flow
inside the system may damage the motherboard components. These are not jumpers!
Do not place jumper caps on the fan connectors!
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Ensure that the CPU fan cable is securely installed to the CPU fan connector.
The CPU_FAN1-2 connectors support the CPU fan of maximum 1A (12 W) fan power.
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11. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR12V; 8-pin EATX12V; 8-pin EATX12V1; 6-pin EATX12V_1)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs are
designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper orientation and
push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
For a fully configured system, we recommend that you use a power supply unit
(PSU) that complies with ATX 12 V Specification 2.0 (or later version) and provides a
minimum power of 350 W.
•
DO NOT forget to connect the 4-pin/8-pin EATX12 V power plug. Otherwise, the
system will not boot.
•
We recommend that you use a PSU with a higher power output when configuring a
system with more power-consuming devices. The system may become unstable or
may not boot up if the power is inadequate.
•
If you want to use two or more high-end PCI Express x16 cards, use a PSU with
1000W power or above to ensure the system stability.
•
If you are uncertain about the minimum power supply requirement for your system,
refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at http://support.asus.
com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us for details.
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12. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
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System power LED (2-pin PLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis power LED
cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system
power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
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Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin HDD_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity LED cable
to this connector. The HDD LED lights up or flashes when data is read from or written
to the HDD.
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System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker
allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
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ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button turns the
system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending on the operating
system settings. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds while the
system is ON turns the system OFF.
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Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without
turning off the system power.
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13. TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
This connector supports a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which securely
store keys, digital certificates, passwords and data. A TPM system also helps enhance
network security, protect digital identities, and ensures platform integrity.
The TPM module is purchased separately.
14. DirectKey connector (2-pin DRCT)
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This connector is for the chassis-mounted button that supports the DirectKey function.
Connect the button cable that supports DirectKey, from the chassis to this connector on
the motherboard.
Ensure that your chassis comes with the extra button cable that supports the DirectKey
feature. Refer to the technical documentation that came with the chassis for details.
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15. M.2 socket 3
This socket allows you to install an M.2 (NGFF) SSD module.
•
This socket supports M Key and type 2260/2280 storage devices.
•
This socket supports PCIe and SATA modes.
16. T_Sensor connector (2-pin T_SENSOR1)
This connector is for the thermistor cable that allows you to monitor the temperature of
your motherboard’s critical components and connected devices.
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17. Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor or switch. Connect
one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch cable to this connector. The chassis
intrusion sensor or switch sends a high-level signal to this connector when a chassis
component is removed or replaced. The signal is then generated as a chassis intrusion
event.
By default, the pin labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted with a jumper
cap. Remove the jumper caps and enable the related options in BIOS if you intend to
use the chassis intrusion detection feature.
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A message appears when you connect the sensor or switch at the first time or when you
reconnect the sensor or switch to this connector. Reset the system to exit the message.
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18. Auxiliary panel connector (20-2 pin AUX_PANEL1)
This connector is for additional front panel features including front panel SMB, locator
LED and switch, and LAN LEDs.
(1) Front panel SMB (6-1 pin FPSMB)
These leads connect the front panel SMBus cable.
(2) LAN activity LED (2-pin LAN12_LED)
These leads are for Gigabit LAN activity LEDs on the front panel.
(3) Locator LED (2-pin LOCATORLED1 and 2-pin LOCATORLED2)
These leads are for the locator LED1 and LED2 on the front panel. Connect the
Locator LED cables to these 2-pin connector. The LEDs will light up when the
Locator button is pressed.
(4) Locator Button/Swich (2-pin LOCATORBTN)
These leads are for the locator button on the front panel. This button queries the
state of the system locator.
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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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Place nine screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the
chassis.
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DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
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2.1.2
CPU installation
Please note the order in opening/ closing the double latch. Follow the instructions printed
on the metal sealing hatch or the illustrations shown below in this manual. The plastic cap
will pop up automatically once the CPU is in place and the hatch properly sealed down.
C
A
B
A
B
Triangle mark
B
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A
A
B
C
B
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.
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To install the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
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DIMM installation
To remove a DIMM
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ATX Power connection
OR
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SATA device connection
OR
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2.1.7
Front I/O Connector
To install USB 2.0 connector
To install front panel audio connector
AAFP
USB 2.0
To install USB 3.0 connector
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Expansion Card installation
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 (the USB port
hole marked in green on the I/O shield) then press the USB BIOS Flashback button for three
seconds to automatically update the BIOS.
To use USB BIOS Flashback:
1. Download the latest BIOS from the support site at http://support.asus.com and save it
to as USB storage device.
We recommend you to use a USB 2.0 storage device to save the latest BIOS version for
better compatibility and stability.
2.
Insert the USB storage device to the USB Flashback port.
Refer to section 2.4.1 Rear I/O connection for the location of the USB port that supports
USB BIOS Flashback.
3.
Shut down your computer.
4.
Press the BIOS Flashback button for three seconds until the Flashback LED blinks
three times, indicating that the BIOS Flashback function is working.
BIOS Flashback button
5.
USB BIOS Flashback port
Wait until the light goes out, indicating that the BIOS updating process is completed.
•
Do not unplug portable disk, power system, or press the CLR_CMOS button while
BIOS update is ongoing, otherwise update will be interrupted. In case of interruption,
please follow the steps again.
•
If the light flashes for five seconds and turns into a solid light, this means that
the BIOS Flashback is not operating properly. This may be caused by improper
installation of the USB storage device and filename/file format error. If this scenario
happens, please restart the system to turn off the light.
•
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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Q-Code Logger utility
2.3.1
Using the Q-Code Logger
Q-Code Logger allows you to easily check Q-Code event logs without opening the system’s
case.
To use the Q-Code Logger:
1.
Insert the USB storage device to the dedicated Q-Code Logger USB port.
2.
Press the Q-Code Logger button for three seconds until the Q-Code Logger LED blinks
three times, indicating that the Q-Code Logger function is enabled.
Q-Code Logger button
Q-Code Logger port
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2.4
Motherboard rear and audio connection
2.4.1
Rear I/O connection
Rear panel connectors
1.
Management LAN Port (DMLAN3)*
6.
USB 2.0 ports 78 (lower port supports
USB BIOS Flashback; upper port
supports Q-Code Logger
2.
Q-Code Logger button
7.
USB BIOS Flashback
3.
Intel LAN port (LAN2)*
8.
USB 3.0 ports 56
4.
Intel® LAN port (LAN1)*
9.
Optical S/PDIF Out port
5.
USB 3.0 ports E12
10.
Audio I/O ports**
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* and **: Refer to the tables on the next page for the LAN port LEDs and audio port definitions.
The Management LAN Port (DMLAN3) is for iKVM and only functions when you
enable the ASMB8 controller.
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The plugged USB 3.0 device may run on xHCI mode or EHCI mode, depending on the
operating system’s setting.
•
USB 3.0 devices can only be used as data storage only.
•
We strongly recommend that you connect USB 3.0 devices to USB 3.0 ports for faster
and better performance for your USB 3.0 devices.
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Due to the design of the Intel® X99 series chipset, all USB devices connected to the
USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports are controlled by the xHCI controller. Some legacy USB
devices must update their firmware for better compatibility.
* LAN ports LED indications
Activity Link LED
Speed LED
Status
Description
Status Description
Off
No link
Off
Orange
Linked
Orange 100 Mbps connection
Orange (Blinking) Data activity
Orange (Blinking
then steady)
Green
10 Mbps connection
ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED
LED
1 Gbps connection
Ready to wake up
from S5 mode
LAN port
You can disable the LAN controllers in BIOS. Due to hardware design, the LAN1 port’s
LEDs may continue to blink even when disabled.
** Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Light Blue
Lime
Pink
Orange
Black
Headset
2-channel
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
–
–
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
–
Rear Speaker Out
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
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2.4.2
Audio I/O connection
Audio I/O ports
Connect to Headphone and Mic
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Connect to Stereo Speakers
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Connect to 2.1 channel Speakers
Connect to 4.1 channel Speakers
Connect to 5.1 channel Speakers
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Connect to 7.1 channel Speakers
When the DTS UltraPC II function is enabled, ensure to connect the rear speaker to the
light blue port.
2.5
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:
b.
External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c.
System power
6.
After applying power, the system power LED on the system front panel case lights up.
For systems with ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up when you press the
ATX power button. If your monitor complies with the “green” standards or if it has a
“power standby” feature, the monitor LED may light up or change from orange to green
after the system LED turns on.
The system then runs the power-on self tests (POST). While the tests are running, the
BIOS beeps (refer to the BIOS beep codes table) or additional messages appear on
the screen. If you do not see anything within 30 seconds from the time you turned on
the power, the system may have failed a power-on test. Check the jumper settings and
connections or call your retailer for assistance.
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BIOS Beep
Description
One short beep
VGA detected
Quick boot set to disabled
No keyboard detected
One continuous beep followed by two
short beeps then a pause (repeated)
No memory detected
One continuous beep followed by three
short beeps
No VGA detected
One continuous beep followed by four
short beeps
Hardware component failure
7.
At power on, hold down the <Delete> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 3.
2.6 Turning off the computer
While the system is ON, press the power button for less than four seconds to put the system
on sleep mode or soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting. Press the power switch
for more than four seconds to let the system enter the soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS
setting.
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BIOS setup
BIOS setup
3.1
Knowing BIOS
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The new ASUS UEFI BIOS is a Unified Extensible Interface that complies with UEFI
architecture, offering a user-friendly interface that goes beyond the traditional keyboardonly BIOS controls to enable a more flexible and convenient mouse input. You can easily
navigate the new UEFI BIOS with the same smoothness as your operating system. The
term “BIOS” in this user manual refers to “UEFI BIOS” unless otherwise specified.
BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) stores system hardware settings such as storage
device configuration, overclocking settings, advanced power management, and boot
device configuration that are needed for system startup in the motherboard CMOS. In
normal circumstances, the default BIOS settings apply to most conditions to ensure
optimal performance. DO NOT change the default BIOS settings except in the following
circumstances:
•
An error message appears on the screen during the system bootup and requests you
to run the BIOS Setup.
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You have installed a new system component that requires further BIOS settings or
update.
Inappropriate BIOS settings may result to instability or boot failure. We strongly recommend
that you change the BIOS settings only with the help of a trained service personnel.
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When downloading or updating the BIOS file, rename it as X99WSI.CAP for this
motherboard.
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BIOS setup program
Use the BIOS Setup to update the BIOS or configure its parameters. The BIOS screen
include navigation keys and brief onscreen help to guide you in using the BIOS Setup
program.
Entering BIOS at startup
To enter BIOS Setup at startup, press <Delete> during the Power-On Self Test (POST). If you
do not press <Delete>, POST continues with its routines.
Entering BIOS Setup after POST
To enter BIOS Setup after POST:
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Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Delete> simultaneously.
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Press the reset button on the system chassis.
•
Press the power button to turn the system off then back on. Do this option only if you
failed to enter BIOS Setup using the first two options.
After doing either of the three options, press <Delete> key to enter BIOS.
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and
may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Ensure that a USB mouse is connected to your motherboard if you want to use the
mouse to control the BIOS setup program.
•
If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS setting, load the default
settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Optimized
Defaults item under the Exit menu or press hotkey <F5>. See section 3.10 Exit
menu for details.
•
If the system fails to boot after changing any BIOS setting, try to clear the CMOS and
reset the motherboard to the default value. See section 1.2.6 Onboard buttons and
switches for information on how to erase the RTC RAM via the Clear CMOS button.
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The BIOS setup program does not support the Bluetooth devices.
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3.2.1
Advanced Mode
The Advanced Mode provides advanced options for experienced end-users to configure
the BIOS settings. The figure below shows an example of the Advanced Mode. Refer to the
following sections for the detailed configurations.
EZ Tuning Wizard
Quick Note
Hot Keys
MyFavorite
Language
Menu bar
Sub-menu item
Menu items
Item description
Configuration fields
Scroll bar
Shows the last modified items
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Displays the CPU/motherboard temperature,
CPU and memory voltage output
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Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
My Favorites For saving the frequently-used system settings and configuration.
For changing the basic system configuration
Main
Ai Tweaker
For changing the overclocking settings
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Monitor
For displaying the system temperature, power status, and changing the
fan settings.
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Tool
For configuring options for special functions
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
Server Mgmt
For configuring options of server management features/functions
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. For example,
selecting Main shows the Main menu items.
The other items (My Favorites, Ai Tweaker, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on the
menu bar have their respective menu items.
Submenu items
A greater than sign (>) before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a
submenu. To display the submenu, select the item and press <Enter>.
Language
This button above the menu bar contains the languages that you can select for your BIOS.
Click this button to select the the language that you want to display in your BIOS screen.
MyFavorites (F3)
This button above the menu bar shows all BIOS items in a Tree Map setup. Select frequentlyused BIOS settings and save it to MyFavorites menu.
Refer to section 3.3 My Favorites for more information.
EZ Tuning Wizard (F11)
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This button above the menu bar allows you to view and tweak the overclocking settings of
your system. It also allows you to change the motherboard’s SATA mode from AHCI to RAID
mode.
Refer to section 3.2.2 EZ Tuning Wizard for more information.
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Quick Note (F9)
This button above the menu bar allows you to key in notes of the activities that you have
done in BIOS.
•
The Quick Note function does not support the following keyboard functions: delete,
cut, copy and paste.
•
You can only use the alphanumeric characters to enter your notes.
Hot keys
This button above the menu bar contains the navigation keys for the BIOS setup program.
Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that do not fit
on the screen. Press the Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> / <Page Down> keys to display
the other items on the screen.
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item. Use
<F12> key to capture the BIOS screen and save it to the removable storage device.
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user-configurable, you can
change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is highlighted when selected. To change the value of a field, select it and
press <Enter> to display a list of options.
Last Modified button
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This button shows the items that you last modified and saved in BIOS Setup.
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EZ Tuning Wizard
EZ Tuning Wizard allows you to overclock your CPU and DRAM, computer usage, and CPU
fan to their best settings. You can also easily set RAID in your system using this feature.
System OC setup
RAID setup
Tuning your system settings
To tune your settings:
from the BIOS screen to open
1.
Press <F11> on your keyboard or click
EZ Tuning Wizard screen, then click Next.
2.
Select a PC scenario Daily Computing or Gaming/Media Editing, then click Next.
3.
Select the CPU fan type (Box cooler, Tower cooler, or Water cooler) that you
installed then click Next.
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If you are not sure of the CPU fan type, click I’m not sure. The system automatically
detects the CPU fan type.
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Creating RAID
To create RAID:
1.
Press <F11> on your keyboard or click
EZ Tuning Wizard screen.
2.
Click RAID then click Next.
3.
from the BIOS screen to open
•
Ensure that your HDDs have no existing RAID volumes.
•
Ensure to connect your HDDs to Intel® SATA connectors.
Select the type of storage for your RAID Easy Backup or Super Speed, then click
Next.
a.
For Easy Backup, click
Next then select from Easy
Backup (RAID1) or Easy
Backup (RAID10).
You can only select Easy
Backup (RAID 10) if you
connect four (4) HDDs.
b.
For Easy Backup, click Next
then select from Super
Speed (RAID0) or Super
Speed (RAID5).
After selecting the type of RAID, click Next then click Yes to continue the RAID setup.
5.
After the RAID setup is done, click Yes to exit the setup then click OK to reset your
system.
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My Favorites
MyFavorites is your personal space where you can easily save and access your favorite
BIOS items.
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Adding items to My Favorites
To add BIOS items:
from the BIOS screen to open
1.
Press <F3> on your keyboard or click
Setup Tree Map screen.
2.
On the Setup Tree Map screen, select the BIOS items that you want to save in
MyFavorites screen.
Main menu panel
Selected shortcut
items
Submenu panel
3.
Select an item from main menu panel, then click the submenu that you want to save
or press <Enter> on your
as favorite from the submenu panel and tap or click
keyboard.
You cannot add the following items to My Favorite items:
•
Items with submenu options
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User-managed items such as language and boot order
•
Configuration items such as Memory SPD Information, system time and date.
Click Exit (ESC) or press <esc> key to close Setup Tree Map screen.
5.
Go to My Favorites menu to view the saved BIOS items.
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Main menu
The Main menu screen appears when you enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS Setup
program. The Main menu provides you an overview of the basic system information, and
allows you to set the system date, time, language, and security settings.
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
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•
If you have forgotten your BIOS password, erase the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC)
RAM to clear the BIOS password. See section 1.2.6 Onboard buttons and switches
for information on how to erase the RTC RAM via the Clear CMOS button.
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The Administrator or User Password items on top of the screen show the default [Not
Installed]. After you set a password, these items show [Installed].
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Administrator Password
If you have set an administrator password, we recommend that you enter the administrator
password for accessing the system. Otherwise, you might be able to see or change only
selected fields in the BIOS setup program.
To set an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps as in changing an administrator
password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear
the password, the Administrator Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
User Password
If you have set a user password, you must enter the user password for accessing the system.
The User Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a
password, this item shows Installed.
To set a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
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To change a user password:
To clear the user password, follow the same steps as in changing a user password, but press
<Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear the password, the
User Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
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Ai Tweaker menu
The Ai Tweaker menu items allow you to configure overclocking-related items.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Ai Tweaker menu items. Incorrect field
values can cause the system to malfunction.
The configuration options for this section vary depending on the CPU and DIMM model you
installed on the motherboard.
Scroll down to display other BIOS items.
Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto]
This item allows you to select the CPU overclocking options to achieve the desired CPU
internal frequency. Select any of these preset overclocking configuration options:
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[Auto]
Loads the optimal settings for the system.
[Manual]
Automatically optimizes the CPU ratio and BCLK frequency.
The following item appears only when you set the Ai Overclocking Tuner to [Manual].
CPU Strap [Auto]
This item allows you to select a strap close to your target BCLK (base clock) for an
extreme overclocking, or leave it at [Auto] for the BIOS to upgrade.
Configuration options: [Auto] [100MHz] [125MHz] [166MHz] [250MHz]
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The following item appears only when you set the CPU Strap to [100MHz], [125MHz],
[167MHz], or [250MHz].
Source Clock Tuner [Auto]
This item allows you to select the source clock based on the assigned CPU
strap for a better overclocking capability.
Configuration options: [8Ohm dbl] [7Ohm dbl] [6Ohm dbl] [5Ohm dbl]
[4Ohm dbl] [3Ohm dbl] [2Ohm dbl]
PLL Selection [Auto]
This item is set to LC PLL by default for better stability. Select SB PLL when the BCLK
(base clock) frequency is far away from 100 MHz. This may affect the function of other
devices that need precise clock jitters.
Configuration options: [Auto] [LC PLL] [SB PLL]
Filter PLL [Auto]
Set this item to high BCLK (base clock) mode when using a very high BCLK to improve
overclocking capability.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Low BCLK mode] [High BCLK mode]
BCLK Frequency [Auto]
This item allows you to set the BCLK (base clock) frequency to enhance the system
performance. Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 80.0
MHz to 300.0 MHz.
We recommend you to set the value based on the CPU specification, as high BCLK
frequencies may damage the CPU permanently.
Initial BCLK Frequency [Auto]
This item allows you to start overclocking the system from the initial BCLK (base clock)
frequency to the assigned BCLK frequency. Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the
value. The value ranges depend on the value you set on BCLK Frequency.
ASUS MultiCore Enhancement [Auto]
[Auto]
This item allows you to maximize the oveclocking performance optimized
by ASUS core ratio settings.
[Disabled]
This item allows you to set to default core ratio settings.
CPU Core Ratio [Sync All Cores]
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This item allows you to set the CPU core ratio limit per core or synchronize automatically to
all cores.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Sync All Cores] [Per Core]
The following item appears only when you set the CPU Core Ratio to [Per Core].
1-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select [Auto] to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting or manually
assign a 1-Core Limit value that must be higher than or equal to the 2-Core
Ratio Limit.
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2-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select [Auto] to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting or manually
assign a 2-Core Limit value that must be higher than or equal to the 3-Core
Ratio Limit.
If you assign a value for 2-Core Ratio Limit, do not set the 1-Core Ratio Limit to [Auto].
3-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select [Auto] to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting or manually
assign a 3-Core Limit value that must be higher than or equal to the 4-Core
Ratio Limit.
If you assign a value for 3-Core Ratio Limit, do not set the 1-Core Ratio Limit and 2-Core
Ratio Limit to [Auto].
4-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select [Auto] to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting or manually
assign a 4-Core Limit value that must be higher than or equal to the 5-Core
Ratio Limit.
If you assign a value for 4-Core Ratio Limit, do not set the 1-Core Ratio Limit, 2-Core Ratio
Limit, and 3-Core Ratio to [Auto].
5-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select [Auto] to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting or manually
assign a 5-Core Limit value that must be higher than or equal to the 6-Core
Ratio Limit.
If you assign a value for 5-Core Ratio Limit, do not set the 1-Core Ratio Limit, 2-Core Ratio
Limit, 3-Core Ratio, and 4-Core Ratio to [Auto].
6-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Select [Auto] to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting or manually
assign a 6-Core Limit value.
If you assign a value for 6-Core Ratio Limit, do not set the 1-Core Ratio Limit, 2-Core Ratio
Limit, 3-Core Ratio, 4-Core Ratio, and 5-Core Ratio to [Auto].
Min. CPU Cache Ratio [Auto]
This item allows you to set the minimum possible ratio on the Uncore part of the processor.
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values depend on the CPU installed.
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Max. CPU Cache Ratio [Auto]
This item allows you to set the maximum possible ratio on the Uncore part of the processor.
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values depend on the CPU installed.
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Internal PLL Overvoltage [Auto]
This item allows you to enable the internal PLL Overvoltage for K-SKU CPUs to get the
extreme overclocking capability.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
BCLK Frequency: DRAM Frequency Ratio [Auto]
This item allows you to set the base clock frequency of the DRAM frequency ratio.
[Auto]
The DRAM ratio is set to its optimized settings.
[100:100]
The DRAM ratio is set to 100:100.
[100:133]
The DRAM ratio is set to 100:133.
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
This item allows you to set the memory operating frequency. The configurable options vary
with the BCLK (base clock) frequency setting. Select the auto mode to apply the optimized
setting.
Configuration options: [DDR4-800MHz] [DDR4-1000MHz] [DDR4-1067MHz] [DDR41200MHz] [DDR4-1333MHz] [DDR4-1400MHz] [DDR4-1600MHz] [DDR4-1800MHz]
[DDR4-1866MHz] [DDR4-2000MHz] [DDR4-2133MHz] [DDR4-2200MHz] [DDR4-2400MHz]
[DDR4-2600MHz] [DDR4-2666MHz] [DDR4-2800MHz] [DDR4-2933MHz] [DDR4-3000MHz]
[DDR4-3200MHz] [DDR4-3400MHz] [DDR4-3467MHz] [DDR4-3600MHz] [DDR4-3733MHz]
[DDR4-3800MHz] [DDR4-4000MHz]
OC Tuner [Keep Current Settings]
This item allows you to automatically overclock the CPU and DRAM frequencies and voltage
for an enhanced system performance. It also accelerates the CPU graphics performance to
the extreme depending on the CPU graphics loading.
Configuration options: [Keep Current Settings] [Ratio Tuning] [BCLK + Ratio Tuning]
Ensure that you installed an efficient CPU fan for CPU and graphics loading before
selecting either [BCLK First] or [Ratio First]. To keep the current overclocking tuner
status, select [Keep Current Settings].
EPU Power Saving Mode [Disabled]
The ASUS EPU (Energy Processing Unit) sets the CPU in its minimum power consumption
settings. Enable this item to set lower CPU VCCIN and Vcore voltages and achieve the best
energy saving condition.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DRAM Timing Control
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The subitems in this menu allow you to set the DRAM timing control features. Use the <+>
or <-> keys to adjust the value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the keyboard
and press the <Enter> key.
Changing the values in this menu may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default settings.
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Primary Timings
DRAM CAS# Latency [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [31]
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [31]
DRAM RAS# PRE Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [31]
DRAM RAS# ACT Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [63]
DRAM Command Rate [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Timing T1] – [Timing T3]
Secondary Timings
DRAM RAS# to RAS# Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [7]
DRAM RAS# to RAS# Delay L [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [7]
DRAM REF Cycle Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [1023]
DRAM Refresh Interval [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [32767]
DRAM WRITE Recovery Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [31]
DRAM READ to PRE Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [15]
DRAM FOUR ACT WIN Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [63]
DRAM WRITE to READ Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [15]
DRAM WRITE to READ Delay L [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [15]
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DRAM CKE Minimum Pulse Width [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [4] – [8]
DRAM Write Latency [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [31]
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Third Timings
tRRDR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [7]
tRRDD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [7]
tWWDR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [7]
tWWDD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [7]
tRWDR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [7]
tWRDR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [7]
tWRDD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [7]
tRWSR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [7]
tCCD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [7]
tUWRDR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [3]
tRWDR2 [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] - [31]
tRWDD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] - [31]
tRWSR2 [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] - [31]
tWRDD2 [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] - [31]
tCCDWR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] - [7]
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tCCD_L [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [3]
RTL IOL control
DRAM RTL INIT Value [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHA D0 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
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DRAM RTL (CHA D0 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHA D1 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHA D1 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHB D0 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHB D0 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHB D1 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHB D1 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHC D0 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHC D0 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHC D1 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHC D1 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHD D0 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHD D0 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHD D1 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM RTL (CHD D1 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [127]
DRAM IO-L (CHA D0 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IO-L (CHA D0 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IO-L (CHA D1 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IO-L (CHA D1 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
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DRAM IO-L (CHB D0 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IO-L (CHB D0 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IO-L (CHB D1 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
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DRAM IO-L (CHB D1 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IO-L (CHC D0 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IO-L (CHC D0 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IO-L (CHC D1 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IO-L (CHC D1 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IO-L (CHD D0 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IO-L (CHD D0 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IO-L (CHD D1 R0) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
DRAM IO-L (CHD D1 R1) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [255]
IO control
MC Vref(CHA) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [50] - [99.911]
MC Vref(CHB) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [50] - [99.911]
MC Vref(CHC) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [50] - [99.911]
MC Vref(CHD) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [50] - [99.911]
DRAM Vref (CHA) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [60] - [99]
DRAM Vref (CHB) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [60] - [99]
DRAM Vref (CHC) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [60] - [99]
DRAM Vref (CHD) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [60] - [99]
CTL Vref (CHAB) Sign [+]
Configuration options: [+] [-]
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CTL Vref (CHAB) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.00] - [0.20]
CTL Vref (CHCD) Sign [+]
Configuration options: [+] [-]
CTL Vref (CHCD) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.00] - [0.20]
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Receiver DQ Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.90] - [1.60]
Receiver DQ De-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.90] - [1.60]
Transmitter DQ Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.90] - [1.60]
Receiver DQS Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.90] - [1.60]
Receiver DQS De-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.90] - [1.60]
Transmitter DQS Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.90] - [1.60]
Receiver CMD Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.80] - [1.60]
Receiver CMD De-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.80] - [1.60]
Transmitter CMD De-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0.80] - [1.60]
Receiver CLK Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.00] - [2.00]
Receiver CLK De-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.00] - [2.00]
Transmitter CLK Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.00] - [2.00]
Receiver CTL Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.00] - [1.60]
Receiver CTL De-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.00] - [1.60]
Transmitter CTL Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.00] - [1.60]
Receiver ODT Pre-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.00] - [1.60]
Receiver ODT De-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.00] - [1.60]
Transmitter ODT De-emphasis [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.00] - [1.60]
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MISC
DRAM Eventual Voltage (CHA/CHB/CHC/CHD) [Auto]
Use <+> or <-> to adjust the eventual voltages of the DIMM slots. The values range
from 0.8 V to 1.9 V with a 0.10 V increment.
DRAM CLK Period [Auto]
This item allows you to set a DRAM clock period.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [19]
Memory optimize Control [Auto]
This item allows you to optimize the memory control.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
Enhanced Training (CHA/CHB/CHC/CHD) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
MemTest [Auto]
This item allows you to enable or disable the memory testing.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
Attempt Fast Boot [Auto]
This item allows the portion of the memory reference code to be skipped when possible
to increase boot speed.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
Attempt Fast Cold Boot [Auto]
This item allows the portion of the memory reference code to be skipped when possible
to increase boot speed.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
DRAM Training [Auto]
This item allows the system to set the training channel status of the installed DRAMs.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Ignore] [Enabled]
DRAM SPD Write [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the DRAM SPD write for memory SMBus
programming.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
External Digi+ Power Control
CPU Input Boot Voltage [Auto]
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This item allows you to set a higher CPU input boot voltage for better overclocking
capability. Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 0.80 V
to 2.7 V with an interval of 10 V.
CPU Load-line Calibration [Auto]
Load-line is defined by Intel® specification and affects CPU power voltage. The CPU
working voltage decreases proportionally to CPU loading. Higher load-line calibration
could get higher voltage and good overclocking performance, but increases the CPU
and VRM thermal conditions. Select from levels 1 to 9 to adjust the CPU power voltage
from 0% to 125%.
Configuration options [Auto] [Level 1] - [Level 9]
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The actual performance boost may vary depending on your CPU specification.
DO NOT remove the thermal module. The thermal conditions should be monitored.
CPU VRM Switching Frequency [Auto]
This item affects the VRM transient response speed and the component thermal
production. Select [Manual] to configure a higher frequency for a quicker transient
response speed.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual]
DO NOT remove the thermal module. The thermal conditions should be monitored.
The following item appears only when you set the CPU VRM Switching Frequency to
[Manual].
Fixed CPU VRM Switching Frequency (KHz) [300]
This item allows you to set a higher frequency for a quicker transient
response speed. Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values
range from 300 KHz to 600 KHz with an interval of 50 KHz.
VRM Spread Spectrum [Disabled]
This item allows to enhance the system stability.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Active Frequency Mode [Disabled]
This item allows to enhance the power saving condition of your system.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Power Phase Control [Auto]
This item allows you to set the power phase control of the CPU.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Standard] [Optimized] [Extreme] [Power Phase
Response]
DO NOT remove the thermal module when setting this item to [Power Phase Response].
The thermal conditions should be monitored.
The following item appears only when you set the CPU Power Phase Control to [Power
Phase Response].
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Power Phase Response [Fast]
This item allows you to set a faster phase response for the CPU to increase
system performance or to slower phase response to decrease DRAM
power efficiency.
Configuration options: [Ultra Fast] [Fast] [Medium] [Regular]
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CPU Power Duty Control [T.Probe]
DIGI + VRM Duty Control adjusts the current of every VRM phase and the thermal
conditions of every phase component.
[T. Probe]
Select to maintain the VRM thermal balance.
[Extreme]
Select to maintain the current VRM balance.
DO NOT remove the thermal module. The thermal conditions should be monitored.
CPU Current Capability [Auto]
This item provides a total power range for CPU overclocking. A higher value setting
provides higher power consumption delivery and extends the overclocking frequency
range simultaneously.
Configuration options: [Auto] [100%] [110%] [120%] [130%] [140%]
CPU Power Thermal Control [120]
A higher temperature brings a wider CPU power thermal range and extends the
overclocking tolerance to enlarge the overclocking potential. Use the <+> or <-> keys
to adjust the value. The values depend on the CPU installed.
DO NOT remove the thermal module. The thermal conditions should be monitored.
DRAM AB/CD Current Capability [100%]
This item adjusts the total power range for DRAM overclocking. Set a higher value
to provide a wider total power range and extends the overclocking frequency range
simultaneously.
Configuration options: [100%] [110%] [120%] [130%]
DRAM AB/CD Switching Frequency [Auto]
This item affects the overclocking range and system stability. Set this item to [Manual]
to manually set a fixed DRAM switching frequency for an increased overclocking range
or enhanced system stability.
The following item appears only when you set the DRAM Switching Frequency to [Manual].
Fixed DRAM AB/CD Switching Frequency (KHz) [500]
This item allows you to set a higher frequency for an increased
overclocking range or a lower frequency for an enhanced system stability.
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 300
KHz to 550 KHz with an interval of 50 KHz.
DRAM Power Phase Control [CHA-CHB/CHC-CHD] [Standard]
Standard
The phase control is based on the CPU command.
Optimized
Set to the ASUS optimized phase tuning profile.
Extreme
Set to the full phase mode.
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Internal CPU Power Management
The subitems in this menu allow you to set the CPU ratio and its features.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]
This item allows the operating system to dynamically adjust the processor voltage and
cores frequency which decreases the average power consumption the average heat
production.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable your core processor’s speed to run faster than the
base operating frequency when it is below operating power, current and temperature
specification limit.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when you set the Turbo Mode to [Enabled].
Turbo Mode Parameters
Long Duration Package Power Limit [Auto]
Allows you to limit the Turbo Ratio’s time duration that exceeds the TDP
(Thermal Design Power) for maximum performance. Use the <+> or <->
keys to adjust the value. The values range from 1 W t0 4095 W.
Package Power Time Window [Auto]
Also known as Power Limit 1, this item allows you to maintain the time
window for Turbo Ratio over TDP (Thermal Design Power). Use the <+> or
<-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 1 to 127 in seconds.
Short Duration Package Power Limit [Auto]
Also known as Power Limit 2, this item allows you to provide rapid
protection when the package power exceeds the Power Limit 1. Use the
<+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 1 W t0 4095 W.
CPU Integrated VR Current Limit [Auto]
Allows you to set a higher current limit to prevent frequency and power
throttling when overclocking. Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value.
The values range from 0.125 to 1023.875 with a 0.125 interval.
CPU Internal Power Fault Control
CPU Integrated VR Fault Management [Auto]
Disable this item to prevent tripping the Fully Integrated Voltage Regulator when doing
over-voltage. We recommend you to disable this item when overclocking.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Internal Power Configuration
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CPU Integrated VR Efficiency Management [Auto]
This item allows you to improve the power rating when the CPU is in low power state,
or make the FIVR (fully integrated voltage regulator work in high performance at all
times.
Configuration options: [Auto] [High Performance] [Balanced]
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Extreme Over-voltage [Disabled]
Disable this item to protect the CPU from damage by over-voltage or enable to choose a high
voltage for overclocking.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
You can only enable this item if you enable the CPU OverVoltage jumper on your
motherboard. Refer to section 1.2.2 Motherboard layout for the location of the CPU
Overvoltage jumper.
Fully Manual Mode [Disabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to support voltage control via ROG Connect and OC Panel.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when you set Fully Manual Mode item to [Disabled].
CPU System Agent Voltage Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[-]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
CPU System Agent Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item allows you to set the amount of voltage fed to the system agent of the
processor including its PCIE controller and power control unit (PCU). Setting a high
system agent voltage may enhance the overclocking capability.Use the <+> or <-> key
to adjust the value. The values range from 0.001 V to 0.999 V at 0.001 V increment.
CPU Core Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the amount of Voltage fed to the CPU cores. Increase the
voltage when configuring a high CPU core frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual Mode] [Offset Mode] [Adaptive Mode]
The following item appears only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Manual Mode].
CPU Core Voltage Override [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the CPU core voltage. Use<+> or <-> key to adjust
the value. The values range from 0.001V to 1.920 V at 0.001 V increment.
The following items appear only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Offset Mode].
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[-]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
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Offset Mode Sign [+]
CPU Core Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the CPU core voltage offset value. Use<+> or <-> key
to adjust the value. The values range from 0.001 V to 0.999V at 0.001 V increment.
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The following items appear only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Adaptive Mode].
Additional Turbo Mode CPU Core Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the amount of voltage fed to the CPU cores when running
in turbo mode. Increase the voltage when configuring a high CPU core frequency. The
voltage you set is affected by the offset value. Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the
value. The values range from 0.001 V to 1.920 V with a 0.001 V interval.
Total Adaptive Mode CPU Core Voltage [Auto]
This item sums up the voltages of the CPU Core Voltage offset and Additional Turbo
Mode CPU Core Voltage options.
CPU Cache Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the amount of voltage fed to the CPU uncores including it is
cache. Increase the voltage when configuring a high CPU cache frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual Mode] [Offset Mode] [Adaptive Mode]
The following item appears only when you set the CPU Cache Voltage to [Manual Mode].
CPU Cache Voltage Override [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the CPU cache voltage. Use<+> or <-> key to adjust
the value. The values range from 0.001 V to 1.920 V at 0.001 V increment.
The following items appear only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Offset Mode].
Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[-]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
CPU Cache Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the CPU cache voltage offset value. Use<+> or
<-> key to adjust the value. The values range from 0.001 V to 0.999 V at 0.001 V
increment.
The following items appear only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Adaptive Mode].
Additional Turbo Mode CPU Cache Voltage [Auto]
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This item allows you to set the amount of voltage fed to the CPU cores when running
in turbo mode. Increase the voltage when configuring a high CPU core frequency. The
voltage you set is affected by the offset value. Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the
value. The values range from 0.001 V to 1.920 V with a 0.001 V interval.
Total Adaptive Mode CPU Cache Voltage [Auto]
This item sums up the voltages of the CPU Cache Voltage offset and Additional Turbo
Mode CPU Cache Voltage options.
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CPU SVID Support [Auto]
Set this item to [Enabled] when overclocking. Disabling this item prevents the CPU from
communicating with the external voltage regulator.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Enabled].
SVID Voltage Override[Auto]
This item allows you to set a VCCIN for the CPU during initial part of POST. Use the
<+> or <-> key to adjust the value. The values range from 0.001 V to 2.440 V at 0.001
V increment.
CPU Input Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the input voltage for the CPU by the external voltage
regulator. Use the <+> or <-> key to adjust the value. The values range from 0.80 V to 2.70 V
at 0.010 V increment.
DRAM SVID Support [Auto]
Set this item to [Disabled] to stop the CPU from communicating with the external voltage
regulator. Disable this item when you overclock your system.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
DRAM Voltage (CHA/CHB, CHC/CHD) [Auto]
This item allows you to set the voltage for the system memory. Use the <+> or <-> key to
adjust the value. The values range from 0.80 V to 1.90 V at 0.010 V increment.
According to Intel® CPU specifications, DIMMs with voltage requirement over 1.65 V may
damage the CPU permanently. We recommend that you install the DIMMs with the voltage
requirement below 1.65 V.
PCH Core Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the core voltage for the PCH (platform controller hub). Use
the <+> or <-> key to adjust the value. The values range from 0.70 V to 1.80 V at 0.00625 V
increment.
PCH I/O Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the I/O voltage for the PCH (platform controller hub). Use
the <+> or <-> key to adjust the value. The values range from 1.20 V to 2.20 V at 0.00625 V
increment.
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VCCIO CPU 1.05V Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the main power supply for the CPU REF. Use the <+> or <-> key
to adjust the value. The values range from 0.7000 V to 1.8000 V at 0.00625 V increment.
VCCIO PCH 1.05V Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the tmain power supply for the PCH REF. Use the <+> or <-> key
to adjust the value. The values range from 0.7000 V to 1.8000 V at 0.00625 V increment.
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VTTDR Voltage (CHA/CHB) [Auto]
This item allows you to set the termination voltage for the DRAM on the left. Use the <+>
or <-> key to adjust the value. The values range from 0.2000 V to 1.0000 V at 0.00625 V
increment.
VTTDR Voltage (CHC/CHD) [Auto]
This item allows you to set the termination voltage for the DRAM on the right. Use the <+>
or <-> key to adjust the value. The values range from 0.2000 V to 1.0000 V at 0.00625 V
increment.
PLL Termination Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to terminate the PLL Voltage. You can use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust
the value. The values range from 0.20000 V to 3.098278 V with a 0.006602 V interval.
PLL Reference Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
PLL Reference Offset Value [Auto]
This item allows you to configure the PLL reference value. You can use the <+> or <->
keys to adjust the value.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] - [20]
CPU Spread Spectrum [Auto]
This item allows you to enhance the BCLK overclocking capability or reduce the EMI
(electromagnetic disturbance) generated by the BCLK. Set this item to [Enabled] for EMI
reduction, or set this item to [Disabled] to enhance BCLK overclocking.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system
devices.
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Be cautious when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values
can cause the system to malfunction.
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3.6.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically
detects.
The items in this menu may vary based on the CPU installed.
Hyper-Threading [ALL] [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the Hyper-Threading for logical processor threads.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Intel Adaptive Thermal Monitor [Enabled]
This item allows you to protect the CPU by decreasing its frequency as it reaches the thermal
throttle point. The thermal monitor includes TM1 (Thermal monitor 1), TM2 (Thermal monitor
2), and EMTTM (Enhanced Multi-threaded Thermal Monitoring).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Limit CPUID Maximum [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this item allows the legacy OS to boot even without support for CPUs
with extended CPUID functions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
Execute Disable prevents certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when
combined with a supporting OS (SuSE Linux 9.2, RedHat Enterprise 3 Update 3).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Intel Virtualization Technology [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], a VMM can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by
Vanderpool Technology.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled]
This item allows the CPU to prefetch commands and data in the L2 cache, reduces the
DRAM loading time and improves the system performance.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetcher [Enabled]
This item allows the mid level cache (L2) to prefetch adjacent cache lines, reducing the
DRAM loading time and improves the system performance.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Boot Performance Mode [Max Performance]
This item allows you to select the CPU performance state during system boot before the
operating system takes control. The CPU runs at a selected performance ratio based on CPU
configuration.
Configuration options: [Max Efficient] [Turbo Performance]
Maximum CPU Core Temperature [Auto]
This item allows you to set the maximum allowable temperature for CPU cores. The CPU
throttles or shuts down when it reaches its maximum temperature to prevent damaging the
CPU cores.
Configuration options: [Auto] [60] - [120]
We recommend that you set the temperature 105° C or lower. High temperatures may
damage the CPU permanently.
Active Processor Cores
The items in this menu allow you to enable/disable the cores of your CPU.
Active Processor Core (0-5) [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU Power Management Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to manage and configure the CPU’s power.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]
[Enabled]
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This item allows your system to adjust the CPU’s voltage and cores frequency,
resulting in decreased power consumption and heat production.
[Disabled]
The CPU runs at its default speed.
The system controls the CPU speed.
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Turbo Mode [Enabled]
This item allows you to automatically set the CPU cores to run faster than the base
operating frequency when it is below the operating power, current and temperature
specification limit.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU states [Auto]
This item allows you to set the power saving of the CPU states.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when you set the CPU states to [Enabled].
Enhanced C1 state [Enabled]
This item allows your CPU to reduce power consumption when the system
is in idle mode.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU C3 Report [Enabled]
This item allows you to disable or enable the CPU C3 report to the
operating system.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU C6 Report [Enabled]
This item allows you to disable or enable the CPU C6 report to the
operating system.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Package C State limit [Auto]
This item allows you to set the a C-state support for the CPU package.
Configuration options: [Auto] [C0/C1 state] [C2 state] [C6 (non Retention)
state] [C6 (Retention) state]
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PCH Configuration
PCI Express Configuration
This item allows you to configure the PCI Express slots.
PCIe Speed [Auto]
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This item allows your system to automatically select the PCI Express port speed. When
set to [Gen1], the PCI-E port runs at PCI-E 1.0 speed. When set to [Gen2], the PCI-E
port runs at PCI-E 2.0 speed.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1] [Gen2]
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3.6.3
PCH Storage Configuration
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. The
SATA Port items show Not Present if no SATA device is installed to the corresponding SATA
port.
Scroll down to display the other BIOS items.
SATAExpress_1 SRIS Support [Auto]
When set to [Auto], this item allows the system to automatically adjust the SRIS (Separate
Reference Clock Independent Spread Spectrum Clocking Architecture) support for connected
SATA Express devices. Set this item to [Disabled] to activate ASUS RUNWAY SATA
Express bridge card
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check [On]
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S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitoring system that
shows a warning message during POST (Power-on Self Test) when an error occurs in the
hard disks.
Configuration options: [On] [Off]
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SATA Controller 1 Mode Selection [AHCI]
This item allows you to set the SATA configuration.
[Disabled]
Disables the SATA function.
[IDE Mode]
Set to [IDE Mode] when you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as
Parallel ATA physical storage devices.
[AHCI Mode]
Set to [AHCI Mode] when you want the SATA hard disk drives to use the
AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface). The AHCI allows the onboard
storage driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that increases
storage performance on random workloads by allowing the drive to
internally optimize the order of commands.
[RAID Mode]
Set to [RAID Mode] when you want to create a RAID configuration from the
SATA hard disk drives.
The following item appears only when you set the SATA Mode Selection to [IDE].
SATA6G_1-6 (Gray)
These items display all connected devices to SATA6G ports. If some ports are not
used, these items show [Not Installed].
SATA Controller 2 Mode Selection [AHCI]
This item allows you to set the SATA configuration.
[Disabled]
Disables the SATA function.
[IDE Mode]
Set to [IDE Mode] when you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as
Parallel ATA physical storage devices.
[AHCI Mode]
Set to [AHCI Mode] when you want the SATA hard disk drives to use the
AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface). The AHCI allows the onboard
storage driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that increases
storage performance on random workloads by allowing the drive to
internally optimize the order of commands.
Due to Intel® chipset specification, the SATA ports from SATA controller 2 does not support
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology including RAID configuration.
The following item appears only when you set the SATA Mode Selection to [IDE].
SATA6G_7-10 (Black)
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These items display all connected devices to SATA6G ports. If some ports are not
used, these items show [Not Installed].
Support Aggressive Link Power Management [Disabled]
This item is designed for LPM (link power management) support with a better energy saving
conditions. When disabled, the hot plug function of SATA ports are disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hot Plug [Disabled] (SATA6G_1-6 (Gray) / SATA6G_7-10 (Black))
These items allow you to enable/disable SATA Hot Plug Support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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System Agent Configuration
DMI Configuration
The item in this menu allows you configure the Direct Media Interface.
DMI Gen 2 [Enabled]
This item allows you to run the DMI at PCI-E 2.0 speed.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
NB PCI-E Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to select the operating speeds of the PCIe slots.
PCIEX16_1 Link Speed [Auto]
This item allows you to select the operating speed of the PCIEX16_1 slot.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1] [Gen2] [Gen3]
PCIEX16_2 Link Speed [Auto]
This item allows you to select the operating speed of the PCIEX16_2 slot.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1] [Gen2] [Gen3]
PCIEX16_3 Link Speed [Auto]
This item allows you to select the operating speed of the PCIEX16_3 slot.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1] [Gen2] [Gen3]
PCIEX16_4 Link Speed [Auto]
This item allows you to select the operating speed of the PCIEX16_4 slot.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1] [Gen2] [Gen3]
PCIEX16_5 Link Speed [Auto]
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This item allows you to select the operating speed of the PCIEX16_5 slot.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1] [Gen2] [Gen3]
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Intel VT for Directed I/O (VT-d)
The item in this menu allows you to configure the Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed
I/O (VT-d).
Intel VT for Directed I/O (VT-d) [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed
I/O (VT-d) by reporting the I/O device assignment to VMM via the DMAR ACPI Tables.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
MCTP [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable Management Component Transport Protocol.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
ACS Control [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable ACS Control.
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Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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USB Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the USB-related features.
The Mass Storage Devices item shows the auto-detected values. If no USB device is
detected, the item shows None.
Intel xHCI Mode [Smart Auto]
[Auto]
The xHCI is automatically enabled and runs at USB 3.0 mode when the
xHCI driver is installed in the operating system.
[Smart Auto]
Upon detection, the xHCI driver supports the USB 3.0 mode during both
POST and operating system.
[Enabled]
Enables the xHCI controller.
[Disabled]
Disables the xHCI controller.
xHCI Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
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[Enabled]
Your system supports the USB 3.0 devices in legacy operating systems.
[Disabled]
Your USB 3.0 devices can be used for BIOS setup only and cannot be
recognized in the boot devices list.
[Auto]
Your system automatically detects the presence of USB3.0 devices at
startup. If any USB 3.0 devices are detected, the xHCI legacy USB support
is enabled.
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EHCI Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Your system supports the USB 2.0 devices in legacy operating systems.
[Disabled]
Your USB 2.0 devices can be used for BIOS setup only and cannot be
recognized in the boot devices list.
[Auto]
Your system automatically detects the presence of USB 2.0 devices at
startup. If any USB 2.0 devices are detected, the xHCI legacy USB support
is enabled.
xHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the support for operating systems without an xHCI hand‑off
feature.
[Disabled]
Disables the xHCI Hand-off support.
EHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off
feature.
[Disabled]
Disables the EHCI Hand-off support.
Mass Storage Devices
AMI Virtual CDROM 1.00 [Auto] / AMI Virtual Floppy0 1.00 [Auto] / AMI Virtual
HDisk0 1.00 [Auto] / AMI Virtual CDROM1 1.00 [Auto] / AMI Virtual Floppy1 1.00
[Auto] / AMI Virtual HDisk1 1.00 [Auto]
These items describe the emulation type of each storage device. Select [Auto] to
emulate the device according to its media format.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Floppy] [Forced FDD] [Hard Disk] [CD-ROM]
•
The optical drives are emulated as [CD-ROM].
•
Drives without media are emulated according to their drive type.
USB Single Port Control
This item allows you to enable or disable the individual USB ports.
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Refer to section 1.2.2 Motherboard layout for the location of the USB ports.
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3.6.6
Platform Misc Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to configure the platform-related features.
SA - PCI Express
SA SMI ASPM [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the ASPM (L1) support for the downstream devices.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [L1 only]
PEG ASPM Support [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the ASPM support for the downstream devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [L1 only]
PCH - PCI Express
PCH DMI ASPM [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the PCH DMI ASPM Setting.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ASPM Support [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the ASPM support for all downstream devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [L1 only]
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Onboard Devices Configuration
Scroll down to view the other BIOS items.
HD Audio Controller [Enabled]
This item allows you to use the Azalia High Definition Audio Controller
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when you set the HD Audio Controller to [Enabled].
Front Panel Type [HD Audio]
This item allows you to set the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy
AC’97 or high-definition audio depending on the audio standard that the front panel
audio module supports.
[HD Audio]
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to high definition
audio.
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97.
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[AC97]
SPDIF Out Type [SPDIF]
[SPDIF]
Sets to an SPDIF audio output.
[HDMI]
Sets to an HDMI audio output.
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ASMedia USB 3.0 Controller [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the ASMedia® USB 3.0 controller of your system.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you set the ASMedia USB 3.0 Controller to
[Enabled].
ASMedia USB 3.0 Battery Charging Support [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the ASMedia® USB 3.0 battery charging support
of your system.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel LAN Controller (LAN1-LAN2) [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the Intel LAN1/2 controllers.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you set the Intel LAN Controller to [Enabled].
Intel PXE OPROM (LAN1-LAN2) [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the PXE OptionRom of the Intel® LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Serial Port Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to set the parameters of the serial port.
This items in this menu works only if a serial port connector is installed on the motherboard.
Serial Port [On]
This item allows you to enable/disable the serial port.
Configuration options: [On] [Off]
Change Settings [Auto]
This item allows you to select an optimal setting for Super IO device.
Configuration options: [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4;] [IO=2F8h; IRQ=3] [IO=3E8h; IRQ=4]
[IO=2E8h; IRQ=3]
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APM Configuration
ErP Ready [Disabled]
This item allows you to switch off some power at S4+S5 or S5 to get the system ready for
ErP requirement. When set to [Enabled], all other PME options are switched off.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled (S4+S5] [Enabled (S5)]
Restore AC Power Loss [Power Off]
This item allows your system to go to ON state, OFF state, or both states after an AC power
loss. When setting your system to [Last State], it goes to the previous state before the AC
power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power On By PCI-E/PCI [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the Wake-on-LAN function of the onboard LAN
controller or other installed PCI-E LAN cards.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By Ring [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the Power On by Ring feature of your motherboard.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By RTC [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the RTC (Real-Time Clock) to generate a wake event
and configure the RTC alarm date. When enabled, you can set the days, hours, minutes, or
seconds to schedule an RTC alarm date.
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Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Network Stack Configuration
Network stack [Disabled]
This item allows you to disable/enable the UEFI network stack.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you set the Network Stack to [Enabled].
Ipv4/Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the Ipv4/Ipv6 PXE wake event.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Monitor menu
The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change
the fan settings.
Scroll down to display the other BIOS items.
CPU1 Temperature / TR1 Temperature [xxx°C/xxx°F]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and the
motherboard temperatures. Select [Ignore] if you do not wish to display the detected
temperatures.
CPU FAN1-2 Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] / [N/A], REAR FAN1 Speed [xxxx
RPM] or [Ignore], FRNT FAN1-3 Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] / [N/A], AUX
FAN1-4 Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU, chassis,
and power fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A. Select [Ignore] if you do not wish to display the detected
speed.
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+VCCIO, +VCORE1, +VDDQ_AB, +VDDQ_CD, +5VSB, +5V, +12V, +3.3V, VBAT,
+3.3VSB Voltages
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard
voltage regulators. Select [Ignore] if you do not want to detect this item.
CPU FAN 1&2, REAR FAN1, FRNT FAN2, FRNT FAN2&3 modes
This item allows you to select a specific speed for your CPU and front fans.
Configuration options: [Generic Speed] [High Speed] [Full Speed] [Manual]
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The following item appears only when you set the CPU FAN 1&2 and FRNT FAN1 mode
to [Manual].
Duty% [50]
This item allows you to set a duty cycle percentage to meet the thermal requirement for
your system. Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the value. The values range from 0 to
100 with an interval of 5.
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3.8
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.
Boot Configuration
Fast Boot [Enabled]
[Disabled]
This item allows your system to go back to its normal boot speed.
[Enabled]
This item allows your system to accelerate the boot speed.
The following items appear only when you set the Fast Boot to [Enabled].
SATA Support [All Devices]
[All Devices]
All devices connected to SATA ports are available during POST.
This process extends the POST time.
[Hard Drive Only]
Only hard drives connected to SATA ports are detected during
POST.
[Boot Drive Only]
Only boot drives connected to a SATA ports are detected during
POST.
[Disabled]
All USB devices will not be available until OS boot up for a
fastest POST time.
[Full Initialization]
All USB devices will be available during POST. This process will
extend the POST time.
[Partial
Initialization]
For a faster POST time, only USB ports with keyboard and
mouse connections will be detected.
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Network Stack Driver Support [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Select to skip the network stack driver from loading during POST.
[Enabled]
Select to load the network stack driver during POST.
Next Boot after AC Power Loss [Normal Boot]
[Normal Boot] Returns to normal boot on the next boot after an AC power loss.
[Fast Boot]
Accelerates the boot speed on the next boot after an AC power loss.
Boot Logo Display [Auto]
[Auto]
Sets the boot logo to display during POST.
[Full Screen]
Sets the boot logo display in full screen during POST.
[Disabled]
Disables the boot logo display during POST.
The following item appears only when you set the Boot Logo Display to [Auto] and [Full
Screen].
Post Delay Time [3 sec]
This item allows you to select a desired additional POST waiting time to easily enter
the BIOS Setup. You can only execute the POST delay time during normal boot. The
values range from 0 to 10 seconds.
This feature only works when set under normal boot.
The following items appear only when you set the Boot Logo Display to [Disabled].
Post Report [5 sec]
This item allows you to select a desired POST report waiting time.
Configuration options: [1 sec] - [10 sec] [Until Press ESC]
DirectKey (DRCT) [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Disables the DirectKey button. The system will only power on or off when
you press the DirectKey button.
[Enabled]
Allows the system to power on and go to the BIOS Setup directly when you
press the Reset button. Connect the 2-pin connector of the chassis reset
buton cable to the onboard DRCT header.
Bootup NumLock State [Enabled]
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This item allows you to enable/disable power-on state of the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
This item allows your system to wait for the <F1> key to be pressed when error occurs.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]
This item allows you to set the display mode for Option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
INT19 Trap Response [Immediate]
[Immediate]
Executes the trap for INT19 immediately.
[Postponed]
Executes the trap during legacy boot.
Above 4G Decoding [Disabled]
This item allows you to decode the 64-bit capable devices above 4G address space. Ensure
that your system supports 64-bit PCI decoding.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
This item allows you to configure the CSM (Compatibility Support Module) items to fully
support the various VGA, bootable devices and add-on devices for better compatibility.
Launch CSM [Enabled]
[Auto]
The system automatically detects the bootable devices and the addon devices.
[Enabled]
For better compatibility, enable the CSM to fully support the non-UEFI
driver add-on devices or the Windows® UEFI mode.
[Disabled]
Disables the CSM to fully support the non-UEFI driver add-on devices
or the Windows® UEFI mode.
The following items appear only when you set the Launch CSM to [Enabled].
Boot Device Control [UEFI and Legacy OpROM]
This item allows you to select the type of devices that you want to boot.
Configuration options: [UEFI and Legacy OpROM] [Legacy OpROM only]
[UEFI only]
Boot from Network Devices [Legacy OpROM first]
This item allows you to select the type of network devices that you want to
launch.
Configuration options: [Legacy only] [UEFI driver first] [Ignore]
Boot from Storage Devices [Legacy OpROM first]
This item allows you to select the type of storage devices that you want to
launch.
Configuration options: [Legacy only] [UEFI driver first] [Ignore]
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Boot from PCI-E/PCI Expansion Devices [Legacy OpROM first]
This item allows you to select the type of PCIe/PCI expansion devices that
you want to launch.
Configuration options: [Legacy only] [UEFI driver first]
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Secure Boot
This item allows you to configure the Windows® Secure Boot settings and manage its keys to
protect the system from unauthorized access and malwares during POST.
OS Type [Windows UEFI Mode]
[Windows UEFI
Mode]
This item allows you to select your installed operating system.
Execute the Microsoft® Secure Boot check. Only select
this option when booting on Windows® UEFI mode or other
Microsoft® Secure Boot compliant OS.
[Other OS]
Get the optimized function when booting on Windows® nonUEFI mode. Microsoft® Secure Boot only supports Windows®
UEFI mode.
Key Management
This item allows you to manage the Secure Boot keys.
Install Default Secure Boot keys
This item allows you to immediately load the default Security Boot keys,
Platform key (PK), Key-exchange Key (KEK), Signature database (db), and
Revoked Signatures (dbx). When the default Secure boot keys are loaded,
the PK state will change from Unloaded mode to loaded mode.
Clear Secure Boot keys
This item appears only when you load the default Secure Boot keys. This
item allows you to clear all default Secure Boot keys.
Save Secure Boot Keys
This item allows you to save the PK (Platform Keys) to a USB storage
device.
PK Management
The Platform Key (PK) locks and secures the firmware from any permissible changes.
The system verifies the PK before your system enters the OS.
Delete PK
This item allows you to delete the PK from your system. Once the PK is
deleted, all the system’s Secure Boot keys will not be active.
Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Load PK from File
This item allows you to load the downloaded PK from a USB storage
device.
The PK file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable.
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KEK Management
The KEK (Key-exchange Key or Key Enrollment Key) manages the Signature database
(db) and Revoked Signature database (dbx).
Key-exchange Key (KEK) refers to Microsoft® Secure Boot Key-Enrollment Key (KEK).
Delete the KEK
This item allows you to delete the KEK from your system.
Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Load Default KEK
This item allows you to load the downloaded KEK from a USB storage
device.
Append Default KEK
This item allows you to load the additional KEK from a storage device for
an additional db and dbx loaded management.
The KEK file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable.
DB Management
The db (Authorized Signature database) lists the signers or images of UEFI
applications, operating system loaders, and UEFI drivers that you can load on the
single computer.
Delete the db
This item allows you to delete the db file from your system.
Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Load Default db
This item allows you to load the downloaded db from a USB storage
device.
Append Default db
This item allows you to load the additional db from a storage device so that
more images can be loaded securely.
The db file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable.
DBX Management
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The dbx (Revoked Signature database) lists the forbidden images of db items that are
no longer trusted and cannot be loaded.
Delete the dbx
This item allows you to delete the dbx file from your system.
Load Default dbx
This item allows you to load the downloaded dbx from a USB storage
device.
Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
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Append Default dbx
This item allows you to load the additional dbx from a storage device so
that more db’s images cannot be loaded.
The dbx file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable.
Boot Option Priorities
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The
number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices
installed in the system.
•
To access Windows® OS in Safe Mode, press <F8 > after POST (Windows® 8 not
supported).
•
To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo
appears.
Boot Override
These item displays the available devices. The number of device items that appear on the
screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Click an item to start
booting from the selected device.
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Tool menu
The Tool menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item then
press <Enter> to display the submenu.
GPU Post
This item shows the installed graphics cards in your motherboard. It also shows the
recommended number of graphics card to install to your motherboard for best performance.
3.9.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility
This item allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Enter>, a confirmation
message appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No], then press
<Enter> to confirm your choice.
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3.9.2
ASUS O.C. Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
Load from Profile
This item allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Key in the
profile number that saved your BIOS settings, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent the
system boot failure!
•
We recommend that you update the BIOS file only coming from the same memory/
CPU configuration and BIOS version.
Profile Name
This item allows you to key in a profile name.
Save to Profile
This item allows you to save the current BIOS settings to the BIOS Flash, and create a
profile. Key in a profile number from one to eight, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
Load/Save Profile from/to USB Drive
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This item allows you to load or save profile from your USB drive, load and save profile to your
USB drive.
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ASUS SPD Information
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This item allows you to view the DRAM SPD information.
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Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal default values for the BIOS items, and
save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. You can access the EZ Mode from the Exit
menu.
Load Optimized Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup
menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation window appears.
Select OK to load the default values.
Save Changes & Reset
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit menu to
ensure the values you selected are saved. When you select this option or if you press <F10>,
a confirmation window appears. Select OK to save changes and exit.
Discard Changes & Exit
This option allows you to exit the Setup program without saving your changes. When you
select this option or if you press <Esc>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to
discard changes and exit.
Launch EFI Shell from USB drives
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This option allows you to attempt to launch the EFI Shell application (shellx64.efi) from one of
the available filesystem devices.
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3.11
Server Management menu
The Server Management menu displays the server management status and allows you to
change its settings.
OS Watchdog Timer [Disabled]
This item allows you to start a BIOS timer which can only be shut off by Intel® Management
Software after the OS loads.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following items appear only when you set the Launch CSM to [Enabled].
OS Wtd Timer Timeout [10 minutes]
This item allows you to configure the duration of the OS Boot Watchdof timer.
Configuration options: [5 minutes] [10 minutes] [15 minutes] [20 minutes]
OS Wtd Timer Policy [Reset]
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This item allows you to configure how the system responds if the OS Boot Watchdog
Timer expires.
Configuration options: [Do Nothing] [Reset] [Power Down]
Serial Mux [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable/disable the Serial Mux Configuration
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3.11.1
System Event Log
The items in this menu allow you to change the SEL event log configuration.
SEL Components [Enabled]
The items in this menu allow you to enable/disable all features of System Event Logging
during boot.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
•
The following items appear only when you set the SEL components item to [Enabled].
•
All changes made will take effect when restarting your system.
Erase SEL [No]
This item allows you to select an option of erasing SEL.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes, On next reset] [Yes, On every reset]
When SEL is Full [Do Nothing]
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This item allows you to select a reaction to a full SEL.
Configuration options: [Do Nothing] [Erase Immediately]
Log EFI Status Codes [Error code]
This item allows you to disable the logging of EFI status codes, logging only error code
or progress code, or both codes.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Both] [Error code] [Progress code]
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BMC Network configuration
The items in this configuration allow you to configure the BMC network parameters. The
items are blank if no BMC card is detected by the system.
Config Address source [Unspecified]
This item allows you to configure the LAN channel parameters statistically or dynamically
(by BIOS or BMC). Unspecified option does not modify any BMC network parameters during
BIOS phase.
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Configuration options: [Unspecified] [Static] [DynamicBmcDhcp]
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3.11.3
View System Event Log
This item allows you to view the system event log records.
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3.12
Updating BIOS
The ASUS website publishes the latest BIOS versions to provide enhancements on system
stability, compatibility,and performance. However, BIOS updating is potentially risky. If
there is no problem using the current version of BIOS, DO NOT manually update the BIOS.
Inappropriate BIOS updating may result to system’s failure to boot. Carefully follow the
instructions in this chapter to update your BIOS when necessary.
Visit http://www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard.
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard BIOS setup program.
1.
EZ Update: Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.
2.
ASUS EZ Flash 2: Updates the BIOS using a USB flash drive.
3.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3: Restores the BIOS using the motherboard support DVD or a
USB flash drive when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.
4.
ASUS BIOS Updater: Updates the BIOS in DOS environment using the motherboard
support DVD and a USB flash disk drive.
3.12.1
EZ Update
The EZ Update is a utility that allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in Windows®
environment.
3.12.2
•
EZ Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an ISP
(Internet Service Provider).
•
This utility is available in the support DVD that comes with the motherboard package.
Refer to the documentation that came with the support DVD.
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 allows you to update the BIOS without having to use a bootable floppy disk
or an OS‑based utility.
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS from the ASUS website
at www.asus.com.
1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port.
2.
Enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select
ASUS EZ Flash Utility and press <Enter> to enable it.
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3.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive field.
4.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS,
and then press <Enter>.
5.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.
6.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file, and then press <Enter> to perform
the BIOS update process. Reboot the system when the update process is done.
•
This function can support devices such as a USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and
single partition only.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system
boot failure!
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select
the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit menu. See section 3.10 Exit Menu for
details.
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3.12.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the
BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can restore a
corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD or a USB flash drive that contains
the BIOS file.
The BIOS file in the motherboard support DVD may be older than the BIOS file published
on the ASUS official website. If you want to use the newer BIOS file, download the file at
http://support.asus.com and save it to a USB flash drive.
Recovering the BIOS
To recover the BIOS:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the motherboard support DVD to the optical drive, or the USB flash drive
containing the BIOS file to the USB port.
3.
The utility automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file. When found, the utility
reads the BIOS file and enters ASUS EZ Flash 2 automatically.
4.
The system requires you to enter BIOS Setup to recover the BIOS setting. To ensure
system compatibility and stability, we recommend that you press <F5> to load default
BIOS values.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause
system boot failure!
3.12.4
ASUS BIOS Updater
ASUS BIOS Updater allows you to update the BIOS in DOS environment.
The screen captures used in this section are for reference only and may not be exactly the
same as actually shown on your computer screen.
•
Prepare the motherboard support DVD and a USB flash drive.
•
Download the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater from http://support.asus.com and
save them in your USB flash drive.
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Before updating BIOS
NTFS is not supported under DOS environment. Ensure that your USB flash drive is in
single partition and in FAT32/16 format.
•
Turn off the computer.
•
Ensure that your computer has a DVD optical drive.
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Booting the system in DOS environment
To boot the system in DOS:
1.
Insert the USB flash drive with the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater to the USB port.
2.
Boot your computer then press <F8> to launch the select boot device screen.
3.
When the select boot device screen appears, insert the Support DVD into the optical
drive then select the optical drive as the boot device.
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
4. When the booting message appears, press <Enter> within five (5) seconds to enter
FreeDOS prompt.
ISOLINUX 3.20 2006-08-26 Copyright (C) 1994-2005 H. Peter Anvin
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.
On the FreeDOS prompt, type d: then press <Enter> to switch the disk from Drive C
(optical drive) to Drive D (USB flash drive).
Welcome to FreeDOS (http://www.freedos.org)!
C:/> d:
D:/>
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file:
1.
On the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /pc /g and press <Enter>.
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2.
On the BIOS Updater screen, press <Tab> to switch from Files panel to Drives panel
then select D:.
ASUSTeK BIOS Updater for DOS V1.30 [2014/08/01]
Current ROM
BOARD: X99-WS/IPMI
VER: 0210 (H :00 B :00)
DATE: 10/30/2014
PATH:
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
C:\
C:
D:
FORMAN~1
X99-WS_IPMI.CAP
<DIR>
8390626
2014-06-30
21:14:34
Drives panel
Files panel
Note
3.
4.
[Enter] Select or Load
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[Tab] Switch
[Esc] Exit
[V] Drive Info
Press <Tab> to switch from Drives panel to Files panel then press <Up/Down or Home/
End> keys to select the BIOS file and press <Enter>.
After the BIOS Updater checks the selected BIOS file, select Yes to confirm the BIOS
update.
Are you sure you want to update the BIOS?
Yes
No
The BIOS Backup feature is not supported due to security regulations.
5.
Select Yes then press <Enter>. When BIOS update is done, press <ESC> to exit BIOS
Updater.
6.
Restart your computer.
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DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot
failure.
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select
Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit BIOS menu. See section 3.10 Exit menu
for details.
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Chapter 4: Software support
Software support
4.1
Installing an operating system
4.2
4
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This motherboard supports 32-bit/64-bit Windows® 7, 32-bit/64-bit Windows® 8, and
32-bit/64-bit Windows® 8.1 operating systems (OS).
•
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.
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
Windows® 7, Windows® 8, or Windows® 8.1 operating systems.
1.
Place the Support DVD into the optical drive.
2.
In the AutoPlay dialog box, click or tap Run ASSETUP.EXE.
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To run the support DVD:
If the AutoPlay dialog box does not appear, browse the contents of the support DVD and
double-click or tap \\bin\ASSETUP.EXE to launch the ASUS motherboard support DVD
main menu.
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Support DVD main menu
The Drivers menu shows the available
device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary
drivers to use the devices.
The Utilities menu
shows the applications
and other software
that the motherboard
supports.
The AHCI/RAID Driver
menu contains the
RAID/AHCI driver disk.
The Manual menu contains the list of
supplementary user guides. Click or tap
an item to open the folder of the user
guide.
Click or tap
to display the
ASUS contact
information.
Click or tap an
icon to display
DVD/motherboard
information
Click or tap an
item to install
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4.2.2
Obtaining the software manuals
The software manuals are included in the support DVD. Follow the instructions below to get
the necessary software manuals.
The software manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install the Adobe®
Acrobat® Reader from the Utilities tab before opening the files.
1.
Click or tap Manual tab > ASUS
Motherboard Utility Guide.
2.
From the Manual folder, open the
folder of the software manual that
you wish to read.
3.
Some software manuals are
provided in different languages.
Open the language’s folder to view
the software manual.
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To read about your motherboard’s utility guide:
The screenshots in this section are for reference only. The actual software manuals
containing in the support DVD vary by models.
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4.3
Software information
Most of the applications in the support DVD have wizards that will conveniently guide you
through the installation. View the online help or readme file that came with the software
application for more information.
4.4
ASUS Utilities
Your motherboard supports the following utilities:
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Ai Charger+
•
USB Charger+
•
ASUS Dr. Power
To install these utlities on your computer:
Windows® 7 OS
1.
Place the Support DVD into the optical drive.
2. In the AutoPlay dialog box, click Run ASSETUP.exe then select the Utilities tab
3. From the Utilities tab, click the name of the utility 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
click AI Suite 3.
3. Follow the succeeding onscreen instructions.
If the ASUS motherboard support DVD main menu did not appear, try the following
steps:
Go to the Start Screen then click or tap the Desktop app.
b.
On the lower left corner of the Desktop, click or tap File Explorer
select your DVD drive and tap or double-click the Setup application.
then
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4.4.1
Ai Charger+
Ai Charger+ allows you to fast-charge your portable BC 1.1* mobile devices on your
computer’s USB port three times faster than the standard USB devices**.
Launching Ai Charger+
From your desktop, click/tap Ai Charger+.
Ai Charger+ is available only in selected motherboard models.
Ai Charger+ screen
Tick to enable or
disable Ai Charger+
Click or tap to apply
the selection
•
* Check the manufacturer if your USB device is a Battery Charging Specification 1.1
(BC 1.1) compliant or compatible device.
•
** Actual charging speeds may vary depending on the charging rate and specifications
of your USB device.
•
To ensure normal charging function, disconnect and reconnect your USB device every
time you enable or disable Ai Charger+.
•
Ai Charger+ does not support USB hubs, USB extension cables, and generic USB
cables.
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4.4.2
USB Charger+
USB Charger+ allows you to quick-charge your portable USB devices even if your computer
is off, in sleep mode or hibernate mode.
Before using USB Charger+, ensure to disable the ErP Ready item from the Advanced >
APM > ErP Ready in the Advanced mode of the BIOS Setup program.
Launching USB Charger+
From your desktop, click/tap USB Charger+.
USB Charger+ screen
Click or tap to detect the
connected USB device
Indicates that the
connected USB device is
in charging mode
Click or tap to fastcharge your USB
device
Click or tap to stop
charging your USB
device
Click or tap to
apply the settings
Click or tap to
discard the settings
Click or tap to select the type of USB device
that you wish to charge when the system is off
Ensure to connect your USB device into the USB port that supports this utility. Refer to
section 2.4.1 Rear I/O connection of your user guide for more details.
The USB Charger+ does not support USB hubs and USB extension cables, and
generic USB cables.
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The USB Charger+ may not recognize some ASUS devices due to a special design.
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4.4.3
ASUS Dr. Power Utility
ASUS Dr. Power is a monitoring utility that provides notifications when the power supply
is unable to provide sufficient power to the system. You can choose to allow continuous
notifications or stop messages from appearing until the next time you reboot your computer.
The utility is used to monitor changes in the power supplied to the system that may affect
performance and system stability.
ASUS Dr. Power Utility runs on your system only when the Dr. Power switch is enabled.
(Please refer to 1.2.6 Onboard buttons and switches for additional details). If the switch
is disabled, the Dr. Power icon will not be available on the Windows® notification area.
Installing Dr. Power Utility
To install Dr. Power on your computer:
1.
Place the support DVD in the optical drive. The setup window will be displayed if
Autorun is enabled on your system.
2.
Select the Utilities tab and then click or tap ASUS Dr. Power.
3.
Follow the instructions to complete installation.
Using Dr. Power
After you complete installation, ASUS Dr. Power Utility will appear on the Windows®
notification area. Place your mouse pointer over the Dr. Power icon to display current power
status.
Right-click
on the notification area then click Event Notification to disable or enable
messages from the utility.
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When ASUS Dr. Power detects that your system is running low on power, an event
notification pops up to indicate that your power supply requires attention. The message will
be displayed for 15 seconds or until you click the Close button. ASUS Dr. Power will notify
you of the power status if the same conditions are present on your system.
ASUS Dr. Power can be configured to provide notifications at regular intervals:
15 minutes - Messages will be displayed every 15 minutes.
•
4 hours - Messages will be displayed every 4 hours.
•
Not showing - Messages for any power issues will not be displayed.
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4.5
Audio configurations
The Realtek® audio CODEC provides 8-channel audio capability to deliver the ultimate audio
experience on your computer. The software provides Jack-Sensing function, S/PDIF Out
support, and interrupt capability. The CODEC also includes the Realtek® proprietary UAJ®
(Universal Audio Jack) technology for all audio ports, eliminating cable connection errors, and
giving users plug and play convenience.
Follow the installation wizard to install the Realtek® Audio Driver from the support DVD that
came with the motherboard package.
If the Realtek® audio software is correctly installed, you will find the Realtek® HD Audio
Manager icon on the taskbar. Double-click
or tap on the icon to display the Realtek® HD
Audio Manager.
Realtek® HD Audio Manager
A.Realtek® HD Audio Manager with DTS UltraPC II for
Windows® 8.1 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 7
Configuration option tabs (vary with the audio devices connected)
Advanced settings
Set default device
button
Control settings panel
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Chapter 5:
RAID support
RAID support
5.1
RAID configurations
5
The motherboard supports Intel® Rapid Storage Technology with RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10,
and RAID 5 solution.
If you want to install a Windows® operating system to a hard disk drive included in a RAID
set, you have to create a RAID driver disk and load the RAID driver during OS installation.
Refer to section 5.2 Creating a RAID driver disk for details.
5.1.1
RAID definitions
RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write data in
parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a single drive but at a
sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone, thus improving data access
and storage. Use of two new identical hard disk drives is required for this setup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one drive to
a second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array management software directs all applications
to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of the data in the other drive. This RAID
configuration provides data protection and increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use
two new drives or use an existing drive and a new drive for this setup. The new drive must be
of the same size or larger than the existing drive.
RAID 5 stripes both data and parity information across three or more hard disk drives. Among
the advantages of RAID 5 configuration include better HDD performance, fault tolerance, and
higher storage capacity. The RAID 5 configuration is best suited for transaction processing,
relational database applications, enterprise resource planning, and other business systems.
Use a minimum of three identical hard disk drives for this setup.
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RAID 10 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity (redundancy data) having
to be calculated and written. With the RAID 10 configuration you get all the benefits of both
RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations. Use four new hard disk drives or use an existing drive
and three new drives for this setup.
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5.1.2
Installing Serial ATA hard disks
The motherboard supports Serial ATA hard disk drives. For optimal performance, install
identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating a disk array.
To install the SATA hard disks for a RAID configuration:
1.
Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays.
2.
Connect the SATA signal cables.
3.
Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive.
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.
To set the RAID item in BIOS:
1.
Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
2.
Go to the Advanced menu > PCH Storage Configuration > SATA Controller 1
Mode Selection, then press <Enter>.
3.
Set the SATA Mode item to [RAID Mode].
4.
Save your changes, and then exit the BIOS Setup.
Refer to Chapter 3 for details on entering and navigating through the BIOS Setup
Due to chipset limitation, when SATA ports are set to RAID mode, all SATA ports run at
RAID mode together.
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5.1.4Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility
To enter the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
During POST, press <Ctrl> + <I> to display the utility main menu.
RAID Volumes:
None defined.
Physical Devices:
Port
Device Model
0
ST3160812AS
1
ST3160812AS
2
ST3160812AS
3
ST3160812AS
Serial #
9LS0HJA4
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
9LS0BJ5H
Size
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
Type/Status(Vol ID)
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
Non-RAID Disk
The navigation keys at the bottom of the screen allow you to move through the menus
and select the menu options.
The RAID BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and may not
exactly match the items on your screen.
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The utility supports maximum four hard disk drives for RAID configuration.
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Creating a RAID set
To create a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume and press <Enter>. The
following screen appears:
Name: Volume 0
RAID Level: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Disks: dssdsdsds
Strip Size:aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Capacity:aaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Sync:aaaaaaaaaa
Create volume
[HELP]
Enter a unique volume name that has no special characters
and is 16 characters or less.
2.
Enter a name for the RAID set and press <Enter>.
3.
When the RAID Level item is selected, press the up/down arrow key to select a RAID
level to create, and then press <Enter>.
4.
When the Disks item is selected, press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives you want
to include in the RAID set. The SELECT DISKS screen appears:
[SELECT DISKS]
Port
0
1
2
3
Device Model
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
ST3160812AS
Serial #
9LS0HJA4
9LS0F4HL
3LS0JYL8
9LS0BJ5H
Size
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
149.0GB
Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Disk
Disk
Disk
Disk
Select 2 to 6 to use in creating the volume.
[↑↓]-Prev/Next
[SPACE]-SelectDisk
[ENTER]-Done
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5.
Use the up/down arrow key to select a drive, and then press <Space> to select. A
small triangle marks the selected drive. Press <Enter> after completing your selection.
6.
Use the up/down arrow key to select the stripe size for the RAID array (for RAID 0, 10
and 5 only),then press <Enter>. The available stripe size values range from 4 KB to
128 KB. The following are typical values:
-
RAID 0: 128 KB
-
RAID 10: 64 KB
-
RAID 5: 64 KB
We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe size for
multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
7.
When the Capacity item is selected, enter the RAID volume capacity that you want
and press <Enter>. The default value indicates the maximum allowed capacity.
8.
When the Create Volume item is selected, press <Enter>. The following warning
message appears:
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N)
Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu, or <N> to go back
to the CREATE VOLUME menu.
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Deleting a RAID set
Be cautious when deleting a RAID set. You will lose all data on the hard disk drives when
you delete a RAID set.
To delete a RAID set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 2. Delete RAID Volume and press <Enter>. The
following screen appears:
Name
Volume0
[DELETE VOLUME MENU]
Level
Drives
RAID0 (Stripe)
2
Capacity
298.0GB
Status
Normal
Bootable
Yes
[HELP]
Deleting a volume will reset the disks to non-RAID.
WARNING: ALL DISK DATA WILL BE DELETED.
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
[↑↓]-Select
2.
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[DEL]-Delete Volume
Use the up/down arrow key to select the RAID set you want to delete, and then press
<Delete>. The following warning message appears:
[DELETE VOLUME VERIFICATION]
ALL DATA IN THE VOLUME WILL BE LOST!
(This does not apply to Recovery volumes)
Are you sure you want to delete “Volume0”? (Y/N):
3.
Press <Y> to delete the RAID set and return to the utility main menu, or press <N> to
return to the DELETE VOLUME menu.
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Exiting the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Option ROM utility
To exit the utility:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 5. Exit, then press <Enter>. The following warning
message appears:
[CONFIRM EXIT]
Are you sure you want to exit? (Y/N):
2.
Press <Y> to exit or press <N> to return to the utility main menu.
5.2
Creating a RAID driver disk
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing a Windows® operating system
on a hard disk drive that is included in a RAID set.
The motherboard does not provide a floppy drive connector. You have to use a USB floppy
disk drive when creating a SATA RAID driver disk.
5.2.1
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS
To create a RAID driver disk without entering the OS:
Boot your computer.
2.
Press <Delete> during POST to enter the BIOS setup utility.
3. Set the optical drive as the primary boot device.
4. Insert the support DVD into the optical drive.
5.
Save changes and exit BIOS.
6. When the Make Disk menu appears, press <1> to create a RAID driver disk.
7. Insert a formatted floppy disk into the USB floppy disk drive, then press <Enter>.
8. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
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5.2.2
Creating a RAID driver disk in Windows®
To create a RAID driver disk in Windows®:
1.
Start Windows®.
2. Plug the USB floppy disk drive and insert a floppy disk.
3. Place the motherboard support DVD into the optical drive.
4. Go to the Intel AHCI/RAID Driver menu then click Intel AHCI/RAID Driver path to
open the RAID driver folder.
5. Select 32bit or 64bit folder depending on your operating system. Copy the files of the
selected folder to the root path of your USB floppy disk drive.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid a computer virus infection.
5.2.3
Installing the RAID driver during Windows® OS
installation
To install the RAID driver for Windows® 7:
1.
During the OS installation, click Load Driver to allow you to select the installation
media containing the RAID driver.
2. Insert the USB flash drive with RAID driver into the USB port or the support DVD into
the optical drive, and then click Browse.
3. Click the name of the device you’ve inserted, go to Drivers > RAID, and then select
the RAID driver for the corresponding OS version. Click OK.
4. Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
Before loading the RAID driver from a USB flash drive, you have to use another computer
to copy the RAID driver from the support DVD to the USB flash drive.
To set up a Windows® UEFI operating system under RAID mode, ensure to load the UEFI
driver for your optical drive.
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Chapter 6:Multi GPU support
Multiple GPU support
6.1AMD® CrossFireX™ technology
6
The motherboard supports the AMD® CrossFireX™ technology that allows you to install multi-graphics processing units (GPU) graphics cards. Follow the installation procedures in
this section.
6.1.1Requirements
•
In Dual CrossFireX mode, you should have two identical CrossFireX-ready graphics
cards or one CrossFireX-ready dual-GPU graphics card that are AMD® certified.
•
Ensure that your graphics card driver supports the AMD CrossFireX technology.
Download the latest driver from the AMD website at www.amd.com.
•
Ensure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum power
required by your system. See Chapter 1 for details.
6.1.2
•
We recommend that you install additional chassis fans for better thermal environment.
•
Visit the AMD Game website at http://game.amd.com for the latest certified graphics
card and the supported 3D application list.
Before you begin
For AMD CrossFireX to work properly, you have to uninstall all existing graphics card drivers
before installing AMD CrossFireX graphics cards to your system.
To uninstall existing graphics card drivers:
1.
Close all current applications.
2.
Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features.
3.
Select your current graphics card driver/s.
4.Select Uninstall.
Turn off your computer.
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6.1.3
Installing two CrossFireX™ graphics cards
The following pictures are for reference only. The graphics cards and the motherboard
layout may vary with models, but the installation steps remain the same.
To install two CrossFire™ graphics cards:
1.
Prepare two CrossFireX-ready
graphics cards.
2.
Insert the two graphics card into the
PCIEX16 slots. If your motherboard
has more than two PCIEX16 slots,
refer to Chapter 1 in this user manual
for the locations of the PCIEX16 slots
recommended for multi-graphics card
installation.
3.
Ensure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
4.
Align and firmly insert the CrossFireX
bridge connector to the goldfingers on
each graphics card. Ensure that the
connector is firmly in place.
CrossFireX bridge
(bundled with
graphics cards)
Goldfingers
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5. Connect two independent auxiliary
power sources from the power supply
to the two graphics cards separately.
6.
Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to the
graphics card.
6.1.4
Installing three CrossFireX™ graphics cards
To install three CrossFire™ graphics cards:
Prepare three CrossFireX-ready graphics cards.
2.
Insert the three graphics card into the PCIEX16 slots. If your motherboard has more
than three PCIEX16 slots, refer to Chapter 1 in this user manual for the locations of the
PCIEX16 slots recommended for multi-graphics card installation.
3.
Ensure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
4.
Align and firmly insert the two
CrossFireX™ bridge connectors to
the goldfingers on each graphics card.
Ensure that the connectors are firmly
in place.
5. Connect three independent auxiliary
power sources from the power
supply to the three graphics cards
separately.
6.
Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to the
graphics card.
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6.1.5
Installing the device drivers
Refer to the documentation that came with your graphics card package to install the device
drivers.
Ensure that your PCI Express graphics card driver supports the AMD® CrossFireX™
technology. Download the latest driver from the AMD website at www.amd.com.
6.1.6
Enabling the AMD® CrossFireX™ technology
After installing your graphics cards and the device drivers, enable the CrossFireX™ feature
through the AMD Vision Engine Control Center in Windows environment.
Launching the AMD VISION Engine Control Center
To launch the AMD VISION Engine Control Center:
1.
Right-click on the Windows® desktop and select AMD
VISION Engine Control Center.
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Chapter 6: Multiple GPU support
Enabling Dual CrossFireX™ technology
To enable Dual CrossFire™ technology:
1.
In the AMD Vision Engine Control Center window, click Performance > AMD
CrossFireX™.
2.Select Enable CrossFireX™.
3.
Select a GPU combination from the drop-down list.
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4.Click Apply to save and activate the GPU settings made.
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6.2NVIDIA® SLI™ technology
The motherboard supports the NVIDIA® SLI™ (Scalable Link Interface) technology that
allows you to install multi-graphics processing units (GPU) graphics cards. Follow the
installation procedures in this section.
6.2.1Requirements
•
In SLI mode, you should have two identical SLI-ready graphics cards that are NVIDIA®
certified.
•
Ensure that your graphics card driver supports the NVIDIA SLI technology. Download the
latest driver from the NVIDIA website at www.nvidia.com.
•
Ensure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum power
required by your system.
6.2.2
•
We recommend that you install additional chassis fans for better thermal environment.
•
Visit the NVIDIA zone website at http://www.nzone.com for the latest certified graphics
card and supported 3D application list.
Installing two SLI-ready graphics cards
The following pictures are for reference only. The graphics cards and the motherboard
layout may vary with models, but the installation steps remain the same.
To install two SLI-ready graphics cards:
1. Prepare two SLI-ready graphics cards.
2.
Insert the two graphics card into the
PCIEX16 slots. If your motherboard
has more than two PCIEX16 slots,
refer to Chapter 1 in this user manual
for the locations of the PCIEX16 slots
recommended for multi-graphics card
installation.
3.
Ensure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
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4.
Align and firmly insert the SLI bridge connector to the goldfingers on each graphics
card. Ensure that the connector is firmly in place.
5. Connect two independent auxiliary power sources from the power supply to the two
graphics cards separately.
6.
Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to the graphics card.
SLI bridge
Goldfingers
6.2.3
Installing three SLI-ready graphics cards
Refer to the documentation that came with your graphics card package to install the device
drivers.
To install three SLI-ready graphics cards:
Prepare three SLI-ready graphics cards.
2.
Insert the three graphics cards into the
PCIEX16 slots. If your motherboard
has more than two PCIEX16 slots,
refer to Chapter 1 in this user manual
for locations of the PCIEX16 slots
recommended for multi-graphics card
installation.
3.
Ensure that the cards are properly
seated on the slots.
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4.
Align and firmly insert the 3-way SLI
bridge connector to the goldfingers on
each graphics card. Ensure that the
connector is firmly in place.
5.
Connect three independent auxiliary
power sources from the power supply
to the three graphics cards separately.
6.
Connect a VGA or a DVI cable to the
graphics card.
6.2.4
3-way SLI bridge
Installing the device drivers
Refer to the documentation that came with your graphics card package to install the device
drivers.
Ensure that your PCI Express graphics card driver supports the NVIDIA® SLI™ technology.
Download the latest driver from the NVIDIA website at www.nvidia.com.
6.2.5
Enabling the NVIDIA® SLI™ technology
After installing your graphics cards and the device drivers, enable the SLI feature in NVIDIA®
Control Panel under the Windows® 7 operating system.
Launching the NVIDIA Control Panel
You can launch the NVIDIA Control Panel by the following two methods:
A.
Right click on the empty space of the Windows® desktop and select NVIDIA Control
Panel.
The NVIDIA Control Panel window appears (See Step
B3).
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B1. If you cannot see the NVIDIA Control Panel item in step
(A), select Screen Resolution.
B2. From the Screen Resolution window,
click Advanced settings.
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B3. The NVIDIA Control Panel window
appears.
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Enabling SLI settings
From the NVIDIA Control Panel window,
select Configure SLI, Surround, PhysX.
In the Quad-SLI enabled, click Maximize
3D Performance SLI to set the display for
viewing SLI rendered content. When done,
click Apply.
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Appendices
Appendices
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference.
•
This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Appendices
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required
to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not
expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority
to operate this equipment.
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IC: Canadian Compliance Statement
Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS
210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian
interference-causing equipment regulations.
This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
Cut appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Cet appareil est conforme aux normes CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada. Le
fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes :
(1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interférences et
(2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer
un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department
of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement
VCCI Class B Statement
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.
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.
RF Equipment Notices
CE: European Community Compliance Statement
The equipment complies with the RF Exposure Requirement 1999/519/EC, Council
Recommendation of 12 July 1999 on the limitation of exposure of the general public to
electromagnetic fields (0–300 GHz). This wireless device complies with the R&TTE Directive.
Wireless Radio Use
This device is restricted to indoor use when operating in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency
band.
Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy
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The radiated output power of the Wi-Fi technology is below the FCC radio frequency
exposure limits. Nevertheless, it is advised to use the wireless equipment in such a manner
that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.
FCC Bluetooth Wireless Compliance
The antenna used with this transmitter must not be colocated or operated in conjunction with
any other antenna or transmitter subject to the conditions of the FCC Grant.
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Bluetooth Industry Canada Statement
This Class B device meets all requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment
regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la Class B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
NCC: Taiwan Wireless Statement
Japan RF Equipment Statement
KC (RF Equipment)
Google™ License Terms
Copyright© 2014 Google Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the “License”); you may not use this file
except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at:
http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the
License is distributed on an “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF
ANY KIND, either express or implied.
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See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the
License.
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Address
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Telephone +886-2-2894-3447
Fax +886-2-2890-7798
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Address
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Telephone+1-510-739-3777
Fax
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Support fax
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Address
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Web site
Online contact
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Technical Support
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Telephone+49-1805-010923*
Support Fax
+49-2102-9599-11
Online support
http://www.asus.com/de/support/
ASUS X99-WS/IPMI
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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 :
Nov. 07, 2014
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 : X99-WS/IPMI
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
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Ver. 140331
GERMANY
Country:
Model name :
Declaration Date: 07/11/2014
Year to begin affixing CE marking: 2014
CE marking
Signature : __________
Position : CEO
Name :
Jerry Shen
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Motherboard
X99-WS/IPMI
Product name :
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Address, City:
4F, No. 150, LI-TE Rd., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN
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Address:
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We, the undersigned,
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