Asus P3-PH4C User Manual


Add to my manuals
92 Pages

advertisement

Asus P3-PH4C User Manual | Manualzz

Pundit P3-PH4C

ASUS PC (Desktop Barebone)

E2984

First Edition

January 2007 ii

Copyright © 2006 ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. All Rights Reserved.

No part of this manual, including the products and software described in it, may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form or by any means, except documentation kept by the purchaser for backup purposes, without the express written permission of ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (“ASUS”).

Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.

ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS

OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF

MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ASUS,

ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL,

INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS

OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF USE OR DATA, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS AND THE LIKE), EVEN IF ASUS

HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY DEFECT OR

ERROR IN THIS MANUAL OR PRODUCT.

SPECIFICATIONS AND INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL ARE FURNISHED FOR

INFORMATIONAL USE ONLY, AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE, AND

SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY ASUS. ASUS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY

OR LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR INACCURACIES THAT MAY APPEAR IN THIS MANUAL,

INCLUDING THE PRODUCTS AND SOFTWARE DESCRIBED IN IT.

Products and corporate names appearing in this manual may or may not be registered trademarks or copyrights of their respective companies, and are used only for identification or explanation and to the owners’ benefit, without intent to infringe.

Table of contents

Notices ................................................................................................ vi

Safety information ..............................................................................vii

About this guide .................................................................................viii

System package contents .................................................................... x

Chapter 1: System Introduction

1.1 Welcome! .............................................................................. 1-2

1.2 Front panel ............................................................................ 1-2

1.3 Rear panel ............................................................................. 1-4

1.4 Internal components ............................................................. 1-6

Chapter 2: Basic Installation

2.1 Preparation ........................................................................... 2-2

2.2 Before you proceed .............................................................. 2-2

2.3 Removing the cover and front panel assembly ..................... 2-3

2.4 Central Processing Unit (CPU) .............................................. 2-4

2.4.1 Overview ................................................................. 2-4

2.4.2 Installing CPU .......................................................... 2-4

2.4.3 Installing the CPU fan and heatsink assembly ......... 2-6

2.5 Installing a DIMM ................................................................... 2-7

2.5.1 Memory configurations ........................................... 2-7

2.5.2 Installing a DDR2 DIMM ........................................... 2-9

2.5.3 Removing a DDR2 DIMM .......................................... 2-9

2.6 Expansion slots ................................................................... 2-10

2.6.1 Installing an expansion card .................................. 2-10

2.6.2 Configuring an expansion card .............................. 2-10

2.6.3 PCI Express x 1 slot .............................................. 2-12

2.6.4 PCI slots ................................................................ 2-12

2.6.5 PCI Express x 16 slot ............................................ 2-12

2.7 Installing an optical drive .................................................... 2-13

2.8 Installing hard disk drivers (HDDs) ...................................... 2-15

2.8.1 Hard disk drive bays .............................................. 2-15

2.8.2 SATA hard disk drive installation .......................... 2-15 iii

iv

Table of contents

2.9 Replacing the covers ........................................................... 2-17

2.9.1 Replacing the front panel assembly ...................... 2-17

2.9.2 Replacing the system cover .................................. 2-18

Chapter 3: Starting up

3.1 Installing an operating system .............................................. 3-2

3.2 Powering up .......................................................................... 3-2

3.3 Support CD information ........................................................ 3-2

3.3.1 Running the support CD .......................................... 3-3

3.3.2 Utilities menu .......................................................... 3-4

3.3.3 Manuals menu ......................................................... 3-5

3.3.4 ASUS contact information ...................................... 3-5

Chapter 4: Motherboard Info

4.1 Introduction .......................................................................... 4-2

4.2 Motherboard layout .............................................................. 4-2

4.3 Jumpers ................................................................................ 4-3

4.4 Connectors ........................................................................... 4-5

Chapter 5: BIOS Information

5.1 Managing and updating your BIOS ........................................ 5-2

5.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk .............................. 5-2

5.1.2 ASUS EZ Falsh 2 ...................................................... 5-3

5.1.3 AFUDOS BIOS Flash Utility ....................................... 5-4

5.1.4 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility ................................ 5-6

5.1.5 ASUS Update utility ................................................ 5-8

5.2 BIOS setup program ............................................................ 5-11

5.2.1 BIOS menu screen ................................................. 5-12

5.2.2 Menu bar ............................................................... 5-12

5.2.3 Navigation keys ..................................................... 5-12

Table of contents

5.2.4 Menu items ........................................................... 5-13

5.2.5 Sub-menu items .................................................... 5-13

5.2.6 Configuration fields ............................................... 5-13

5.2.7 Pop-up window ...................................................... 5-13

5.2.8 General help .......................................................... 5-13

5.3 Main menu ........................................................................... 5-14

5.3.1 System Time ........................................................ 5-14

5.3.2 System Date ........................................................ 5-14

5.3.3 Legacy Diskette A ................................................ 5-14

5.3.4 Primary, Third and Fourth IDE Master/Slave ......... 5-15

5.3.5 IDE Configuration .................................................. 5-16

5.4 Advanced menu .................................................................. 5-19

5.4.1 JumperFree Configuration ..................................... 5-19

5.4.2 USB Configuration ................................................. 5-21

5.4.3 CPU Configuration ................................................. 5-22

5.4.4 Chipset .................................................................. 5-24

5.4.5 Onboard Devices Configuration ............................. 5-25

5.4.6 PCI PnP .................................................................. 5-27

5.5 Power menu ........................................................................ 5-28

5.5.1 Suspend Mode ....................................................... 5-28

5.5.2 Repost Video on S3 Resume ................................. 5-28

5.5.3 ACPI 2.0 Support .................................................. 5-28

5.5.4 ACPI APIC Support ................................................ 5-28

5.5.5 APM Configuration ................................................ 5-29

5.5.6 Hardware Monitor .................................................. 5-31

5.6 Boot menu .......................................................................... 5-32

5.6.1 Boot Device Priority .............................................. 5-32

5.6.2 Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 5-33

5.6.3 Security ................................................................. 5-34

5.7 Tools menu ......................................................................... 5-36

5.8 Exit menu ............................................................................ 5-38 v

vi

Notices

Federal Communications Commission Statement

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

• This device may not cause harmful interference, and

• This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a

Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

WARNING! The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations.

Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.

Canadian Department of Communications Statement

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference

Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.

This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

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 the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service technician or your retailer.

Operation safety

• Before installing devices into the system, carefully read all the documentation that came with the package.

• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.

• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.

• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area where it may become wet. Place the product on a stable surface.

• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service technician or your retailer.

Lithium-Ion Battery Warning

CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.

Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

VORSICHT: Explosionsgetahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der

Batterie. Ersatz nur durch denselben oder einem vom Hersteller empfohlenem ähnljchen Typ. Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien nach

Angaben des Herstellers.

LASER PRODUCT WARNING

CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT

vii

viii

About this guide

Audience

This guide provides general information and installation instructions about the ASUS Pundit P3 - PH4C barebone system. This guide is intended for experienced users and integrators with hardware knowledge of personal computers.

How this guide is organized

This guide contains the following parts:

1. Chapter 1: System introduction

This chapter gives a general description of the ASUS

Pundit P3 - PH4C. The chapter lists the system features, including introduction on the front and rear panel, and internal components.

2. Chapter 2: Basic installation

This chapter provides step-by-step instructions on how to install components in the system.

3. Chapter 3: Starting up

This chapter helps you power up the system and install drivers and utilities from the support CD.

4. Chapter 4: Motherboard information

This chapter gives information about the motherboard that comes with the system. This chapter includes the motherboard layout, jumper settings, and connector locations.

5. Chapter 5: BIOS information

This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS

Setup menus and describes the BIOS parameters.

Conventions used in this guide

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 aid in completing a task.

Where to find more information

Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software updates.

1. ASUS Websites

The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on

ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.

2. Optional Documentation

Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the standard package.

ix

x

System package contents

Check your Pundit P3 - PH4C system package for the following items.

If any of the items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer immediately.

Item description

1. ASUS Pundit P3 - PH4C barebone system with

• ASUS motherboard

• 275 W PFC power supply unit

• 6-in-1 storage card reader

2. Accessories

• CPU fan and heatsink assembly

• Foot stand and screw (1 pair) for vertical placement

• Rubber stand (x 4) for horizontal placement

• Hard disk drive screw (x 8)

• Optical drive screw (x 2)

• Rubber washer (x 8)

3. Cables

• AC power cable

• Serial ATA signal cable (x 2)

• IDE cable (x 1)

4. Support CD and Recover Pro CD

5. Installation manual

Chapter 1

This chapter gives a general description of the ASUS

Pundit P3-PH4C. The chapter lists the system features including introduction on the front and rear panel, and internal components.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C

1-2

1.1 Welcome!

Thank you for choosing the ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C!

The ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C is an all-in-one barebone system with a versatile home entertainment feature.

The system comes in a stylish mini-tower casing and powered by the ASUS motherboard that supports the Intel ® Core TM 2 Extreme, Intel ® Core TM 2 Duo,

Intel ® Pentium ® D, Intel ® Pentium ®

775-land package.

4 or Intel ® Celeron ® D processor in the

The system supports up to 4 GB of system memory using

DDR2-667/533/400 DIMMs, high-resolution graphics via integrated graphics controller or PCI Express x16 slot, Serial ATA, USB 2.0, and

6-channel audio features the system takes you ahead in the world of power computing.

1.2 Front panel

The front panel includes the optical drive bays, power button, and several

I/O ports are located at the front panel.

Close Open

8

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

Chapter 1: System introduction

1. Optical drive eject button.

2. Memory Stick ® /Pro TM card slot.

3. Optical drive bay cover.

4. CompactFlash ® card slot.

5. POWER LED.

6. HDD LED.

7. Power button.

8. Press to open the front panel cover.

9. Front panel cover.

10. SmartMedia ® card slot

11. Card reader LED.

12. Secure Digital TM /MultimediaCard slot.

13. Headphone port.

14. Microphone port.

15. IEEE 1394a port.

16. USB 2.0 ports.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 1-3

1.3 Rear panel

The system rear panel includes the power connector and several I/O ports that allow convenient connection of devices.

1

2

3

4 5

6

7

8

9

10

1-4

11

12

13

14

15

16

1. Cover screw.

2. PS/2 mouse port. This green 6-pin connector is for a PS/2 mouse.

3. Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a printer, scanner, or other devices.

4. Air vents.

5. IEEE 1394a port.

6. LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area

Network (LAN) through a network hub.

7. Metal bracket lock.

8. Voltage selector. This switch allows you to adjust the system input voltage according to the voltage supply in your area. If the voltage supply in your area is 100-127V, set this switch to 115V. If the voltage supply in your area is 200-240V, set this switch to 230V.

9. Power connector. This connector is for the power cable and plug.

10. Cover screw.

WARNING! Setting the switch to 115V in a 230V environment or 230V in a 115 environment will seriously damage the system!

Chapter 1: System introduction

11. PS/2 keyboard port. This purple 6-pin connector is for a

PS/2 keyboard.

12. VGA port. This port connects a VGA monitor.

13. USB 2.0 ports.

14. 6-channel audio ports.

15. PCI slot metal brackets. Remove these covers when installing expansion cards.

16. Power fan vents. This vent is for the PSU fan that provides ventilation inside the power supply unit.

Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in 2, 4, or 6-channel configuration.

Audio 2, 4, or 6-channel configuration

Port

Light Blue

Lime

Pink

Headset

2-speaker

Line In

Line Out

Mic In

4-speaker

Surround Out

Front Speaker Out

Mic In

6-speaker

Surround Out

Front Speaker Out

Center/Bass

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 1-5

1-6

1.4 Internal components

The illustration below is the internal view of the system when you remove the top cover. The installed components are labeled for your reference.

Proceed to Chapter 2 for instructions on installing additional system components.

11

12

8

10

9

7

6

13

1

5

4

3 2

1. 5.25-inch empty optical drive bay

2. Front panel cover

3. Optical drive lock

4. Hard disk drive bays

5. Hard disk drive lock

6. Power supply unit

7. PCI Express x1 slot

8. PCI slots

9. PCI Express x16 slot

10. ASUS motherboard

11. Metal bracket lock

12. LGA775 socket

13. DIMM sockets

Chapter 1: System introduction

Chapter 2

This chapter provides step-by-step instructions on how to install components in the system.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C

2-2

2.1 Preparation

Before you proceed, make sure that you have all the components you plan to install in the system.

Basic components to install

1. Central Processing Unit (CPU)

2. DDR2 Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM)

3. Expansion card(s)

4. Hard disk drive

5. Optical drive

Tool

Phillips (cross) screw driver

2.2 Before you proceed

Take note of the following precautions before you install components into the system.

• Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling components 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.

The motherboard comes with an onboard standby power LED. This LED lights up to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode or in soft-off mode, and not powered OFF. Unplug the power cable from the power outlet and make sure that the standby power LED is OFF before installing any system component.

Onboard LED

ON

Standby

Power

SB_PWR

OFF

Powered

Off

Chapter 2: Basic installation

2.3 Removing the cover and front panel assembly

To remove the cover:

1. Locate two cover screws.

2. Remove the cover screws.

3. Pull the cover.

4. Lift the cover, then set aside.

5. Lift the expansion card lock to a 90º-100º angle.

6. Lift the chassis support bracket, then remove.

To remove the front panel assembly:

1. Locate the front panel assembly hooks.

2. Pull the hooks outward to remove.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 2-3

2-4

2.4 Central Processing Unit (CPU)

2.4.1 Overview

The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA775 socket designed for the Intel ® Core™2 Extreme/Core™2 Duo/Pentium ® D/Pentium ® 4 and

Celeron ® D processors.

• Your boxed Intel ®

D/Pentium ®

Core™2 Extreme/Intel

4 or Celeron ®

® Core™2 Duo/Pentium ®

D LGA775 processor package should come with installation instructions for the CPU, fan and heatsink assembly. If the instructions in this section do not match the CPU documentation, follow the latter.

• Upon purchase of the motherboard, make sure that the PnP cap is on the socket and the socket pins are not bent. Contact your retailer immediately if the PnP cap is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket pins/motherboard components.

ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/ transit-related.

• Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process

Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the motherboard comes with the cap on the LGA775 socket.

• The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket pins resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/ loss/incorrect removal of the PnP cap.

2.4.2 Installing CPU

To install a CPU:

1. Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.

Before installing the CPU, make sure that the socket box is facing towards you and the load lever is on your left.

2. Press the load lever with your thumb (A), then move it to the left (B) until it is released from the retention tab.

To prevent damage to the socket pins, do not remove the PnP cap unless you are installing a CPU.

Retention tab

B

A

Load lever

Chapter 2: Basic installation

3. Lift the load lever in the direction of the arrow to a 135º angle.

4. Lift the load plate with your thumb and forefinger to a 100º angle (4A), then push the PnP cap from the load plate window to remove (4B).

3

4B

PnP cap

Load plate

4A

5. Position the CPU over the socket, making sure that the gold triangle is on the bottom-left corner of the socket then fit the socket alignment key into the CPU notch.

CPU notch

Gold triangle mark

6. Close the load plate (A), then push the load lever (B) until it snaps into the retention tab.

Alignment key

A

B

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 2-5

2.4.3 Installing the CPU fan and heatsink assembly

The system package includes a proprietary CPU fan and heatsink assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.

DO NOT replace the proprietary CPU fan and heatsink with other models!

To install the CPU fan and heatsink assembly:

1. Place the heatsink on top of the installed CPU.

2. Drive four screws into the fan holes to secure the fan to the motherboard.

3. Connect the CPU fan cable.

Refer to the figure below for the location of the CPU fan connector on the motherboard.

CPU_FAN

2-6

CPU Fan Connector

Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector.

Chapter 2: Basic installation

2.5 Installing a DIMM

The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline

Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets.

A DDR2 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR DIMM but has a 240-pin footprint compared to the 184-pin DDR DIMM. DDR2 DIMMs are notched differently to prevent installation on a DDR DIMM socket.

The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets:

240-pin DDR2 DIMM Sockets

Channel

Channel A

Channel B

Sockets

DIMM_A1 and DIMM_A2

DIMM_B1 and DIMM_B2

2.5.1 Memory configurations

You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB unbuffered non-ECC DDR2

DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.

• For dual-channel configuration, the total size of memory module(s) installed per channel must be the same (DIMM_A1 + DIMM_A2 =

DIMM_B1 + DIMM_B2).

• Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules from the same vendor. Refer to the DDR2 Qualified Vendors List on page 1-17 for details.

• Some odd version DDR2-667 DIMMs may not match Intel On-Die-

Temination (0DT) requirement and may downgrade to run at DDR2-533. If this happen, contact your retailer for the ODT value.

• This motherboard does not support memory modules made up of

128 Mb chips.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 2-7

2-8

Important notice on installing Windows ® XP 32-bit version

If you install Windows ® XP 32-bit version Operating System (OS), the limitation of this OS version is that it may reserve a certain amount of memory space for system devices. We recommend that you install less than 3 GB system memory if you would like to work under Windows ® XP

32-bit version OS. The excess memory installation will not cause any usage problem, but it will not give users the benefit of manipulating this excess memory space.

Visit the ASUS FAQ site for further explanation: http://support.asus.com/faq/faq.aspx?SLanguage=en-us

Under General Search, make the selections as shown, then click Search.

Click the article titled “ 4GB memory installed but less memory size detected.”

You also may check the URLs below for third party comments on this issue: http://dlsvr01.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/4GB_Rev1.pdf http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/cs-016594.htm

DDR2 667 Qualified Vendors List

Size Vendor Model Side(s) Component

DIMM support

A B C

512MB KINGSTON

1024MB KINGSTON

512MB

256MB

KINGSTON

KINGSTON

256MB

512MB

Qimonda

Qimonda

1024MB Qimonda

256MB Qimonda

512MB Qimonda

1024MB Qimonda

256MB

512MB

SAMSUNG

SAMSUNG

1024MB SAMSUNG

512MB Hynix

512MB

256MB

Hynix

ELPIDA

512MB

512MB

ELPIDA

A-DATA

512MB crucial

1024MB crucial

1024MB Apacer

512MB Transcend

1024MB Transcend

512MB Transcend

1024MB Transcend

E5108AE-6E-E

E5108AE-6E-E

E5108AE-6E-E

HYB18T256800AF3

HYB18T512160AF-3S

HYB18T512800AF3S

HYB18T512800AF3S

HYB18T512160BF-3S

HYB18T512800BF3S

HYB18T512800BF3S

K4T51163QC-ZCE6

ZCE6K4T51083QC

ZCE6K4T51083QC

HY5PS12821AFP-Y5

HY5PS12821AFP-Y4

E2508AB-6E-E

E5108AE-6E-E

AD29608A8B-3EG

Heat-Sink Package

Heat-Sink Package

E5108AE-6E-E

E5108AE-6E-E

E5108AE-6E-E

J12Q3AB-6

J12Q3AB-6

DS

SS

SS

SS

SS

DS

SS

SS

SS

SS

DS

SS

SS

DS

SS

SS

SS

DS

SS

DS

SS

SS

SS

DS

DS

KVR667D2N5/512

KVR667D2N5/1G

KVR667D2E5/512

KVR667D2N5/256

HYS64T32000HU-3S-A

HYS64T64000HU-3S-A

HYS64T128020HU-3S-A

HYS64T32000HU-3S-B

HYS64T64000HU-3S-B

HYS64T128020HU-3S-B

M378T3354CZ0-CE6

M378T6553CZ0-CE6

M378T2953CZ0-CE6

HYMP564U64AP8-Y5

HYMP564U64AP8-Y4

EBE25UC8ABFA-6E-E

EBE51UD8AEFA-6E-E

M20AD5Q3H3163J1C52

BL6464AA663.8FD

BL12864AA663.16FD

78.01092.420

TS64MLQ64V6J

TS128MLQ64V6J

JM367Q643A-6

JM388Q643A-6

Side(s): SS - Single Sided DS - Double Sided

DIMM Support: A - supports one module inserted into either slot, in a Single-channel memory configuration.

B - supports on pair of modules inserted into either the yellow slots or the black slots as one pair of

Dual-channel memory configuration. C - support for 4 modules inserted into the yellow and black slots as two pairs of Dual-channel memory configuration.

V V V

V V V

V V V

V V V

V V V

V V V

V V V

V V V

V V V

V V V

V V V

V V V

V V V

V V V

V V V

V V

V V V

V V V

V V V

V V

V V V

V V V

V V V

V V V

V V

Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the latest memory Qualified

Vendor List (QVL).

Chapter 2: Basic installation

2.5.2 Installing a DDR2 DIMM

Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to both the motherboard and the components.

2

DDR2 DIMM notch

1. Unlock a DDR2 DIMM socket by pressing the retaining clips outward.

2. Align a DIMM on the socket such that the notch on the

DIMM matches the break on the socket.

1

1

Unlocked retaining clip

A DDR2 DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction.

DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.

3. Firmly insert the DIMM into the socket until the retaining clips snap back in place and the DIMM is properly seated.

3

Locked Retaining Clip

2.5.3 Removing a DDR2 DIMM

Follow these steps to remove a DIMM.

2

1. Simultaneously press the retaining clips outward to unlock the DIMM.

1

DDR2 DIMM notch

Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining clips. The DIMM might get damaged when it flips out with extra force.

2. Remove the DIMM from the socket.

1

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 2-9

2-10

2.6 Expansion slots

In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The motherboard has two PCI, one PCI Express™ x1, and one PCI Express™ x16 slot. The following sub-sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.

The system supports low profile PCI, PCI Express x16, and PCI Express x1 cards. You can only install low profile expansion cards on this system.

Ask your retailer for details.

2.6.1 Expansion slots

PCI slots

The PCI slots support cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, andother cards that comply with PCI specifications.

PCI Express x16 slot

This motherboard supports PCI Express x16 graphic cards that comply with the PCI Express specifications. The following figure shows a graphics card installed on the PCI Express x16 slot.

PCI Express x1 slot

This motherboard supports PCI Express x1 network cards, SCSI cards and other cards that comply with the PCI Express specifications.

Before installing an expansion card, read the documentation that came with it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.

2.6.2 Expansion card installation

Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.

To install an expansion card:

Chapter 2: Basic installation

1. Remove the metal cover opposite the slot that you intend to use.

2. Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely seated on the slot.

3. If you have already installed a hard disk drive, replace the chassis support bracket; otherwise, install other components before replacing the chassis support bracket.

4. Replace the expansion card lock to secure the card to the chassis.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 2-11

2-12

Standard interrupt assignments

IRQ Standard Function

9

10

11

12

13

14

5

6

7

8

0

1

2

4

System Timer

Keyboard Controller

Re-direct to IRQ#9

Communications Port (COM1)*

IRQ holder for PCI steering*

Floppy Disk Controller

Printer Port (LPT1)*

System CMOS/Real Time Clock

IRQ holder for PCI steering*

IRQ holder for PCI steering*

IRQ holder for PCI steering*

PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port*

Numeric Data Processor

Primary IDE Channel

* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.

IRQ assignments for this motherboard

PCI slot 1

PCI slot 2

PCI Express x16 slot

PCI Express x1 slot

Onboard USB controller 1

Onboard USB controller 2

Onboard USB controller 3

Onboard USB controller 4

Onboard USB 2.0 controller

Onboard IDE port

Onboard HD audio

Onboard LAN

Onboard 1394

A B C D E F G H

— shared — shared —

— — —

— shared —

— shared —

— shared —

— shared —

— shared —

— shared — shared —

— shared —

— shared —

— non-shared —

— shared —

When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support

“Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the system unstable and the card inoperable.

Chapter 2: Basic installation

2.7 Installing an optical drive

Refer to the instructions in this section if you wish to install a new optical drive.

Follow these steps to install an optical drive:

1. Drive a screw on the top right screw hole on both sides of the drive.

2. Connect the IDE and audio cable at the back of the drive.

3. Push the drive all the way into the bay until the drive lock clicks.

4. Connect a 4-pin power plug from the power supply unit to the power connector at the back of the drive.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 2-13

2-14

Uninstalling the optical drive

In the future, you may have to upgrade or replace a defective optical drive.

To uninstall the optical drive:

1. Remove the front panel assembly.

2. Locate the optical drive screw lock.

3. Push the lock to release the optical drive screw (A), then slightly pull the drive out from the bay (B).

4. Disconnect the IDE, audio, and power cables and plugs from the back of the drive.

5. Pull out the drive completely from the bay, then replace it following the instructions in the previous section.

A

B

Chapter 2: Basic installation

2.8 Installing hard disk drives (HDDs)

The system comes with two 3.5-inch drive bays (labeled 1 and 2) for installation of two Serial ATA hard disk drives or one IDE HDD (if you have installed an optical drive).

2.8.1 Hard disk drive bays

The drive bays incorporate a screw-less design that allows you to install and remove a hard disk drive without driving screws on the chassis. Each drive bay has a HDD screw lock and four screws rails (two on each side of the bay) that trap the HDD screws and secure the drive in the place.

Screw rails

2 1

HDD screw lock

Screw rails

When installing one hard disk drive, install it on the upper HDD bay.

2.8.2 SATA hard disk drive installation

To install a SATA hard disk drive:

1. Insert the rubber washers to the HDD screws. Refer to the illustration on the right.

2. Drive four screws (two on each side of the drive) on the drive screw holes.

Rubber washer mat

Rubber washer

2

1

2

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 2-15

3. Connect one end of the supplied 7-pin SATA cable to the SATA connector at the back of the drive, then connect the other end to a SATA connector on the motherboard. See page 4-7 for the location of the SATA connectors.

4. Connect the 15-pin SATA power plug from the power supply unit to the power connector at the back of the drive.

5. Place the HDD on the tray.

Make sure that the HDD screws are aligned with the screw holes and rails.

2-16

6. When the HDD screws align with the screw rails, push the drive carefully until it is completely flushed on the bay.

The HDD screw lock clicks to indicate that the drive is properly in place.

HDD screw lock

Chapter 2: Basic installation

2.9 Replacing the covers

After you install all the necessary components on the system, replace the covers following the instructions in this section:

2.9.1 Replacing the front panel assembly

To replace the front panel assembly:

1. Swing the left edge of the front panel inward

2. Attach the front panel assembly hooks to the chassis until they snap in place.

Do not use too much force when replacing the front panel assembly.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 2-17

2-18

2.9.2 Replacing the system cover

To replace the metal chassis support:

1. Reinstall the metal chassis support and the expansion card lock.

2. Match and insert the hooks of the cover to the elongated holes on the side of the chassis. All eight hooks (four hooks on both sides) of the cover must properly fit the designated holes.

3. Slide the cover toward the front panel until it is in place.

4. Replace the cover screws.

Chapter 2: Basic installation

Chapter 3

This chapter helps you power up the system and install drivers and utilities from the support CD.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C

3.1 Installing an operating system

The barebone system supports Windows ® 2000/XP operating systems

(OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates so you can maximize the features of your hardware.

Because motherboard settings and hardware options vary, use the setup procedures presented in this chapter for general reference only. Refer to your OS documentation for more information.

3.2 Powering up

Press the system power button ( ) to enter the OS.

Press to turn ON the system

3-2

3.3 Support CD information

The support CD that came with the system contains useful software and several utility drivers that enhance the system features.

• Screen display and driver options may not be the same for different operating system versions.

• The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the ASUS website for updates.

Chapter 3: Starting up

3.3.1 Running the support CD

To begin using the support CD, place the CD in your optical drive. The

CD automatically displays the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.

Click an icon to display support

CD/motherboard information

Click an item to install

If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder.

Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.

ASUS InstAll-Drivers Installation Wizard

Installs the ASUS InstAll-Drivers Installation Wizard for all drivers.

Intel(R) Chipset Inf Update Program

This item installs the Intel ® Chipset INF Update Program. This driver enables Plug-n-Play INF support for the Intel ® chipset components on the motherboard. When installed to the target system, this driver provides the method for configuring the chipset components.

You can install this utility using three different modes: interactive, silent, or unattended preload. Installing the driver in interactive mode requires user input during installation. User input is not required when installing the driver in silent or unattended preload modes. Refer to the online help or readme file that came with the utility for details.

Intel(R) Graphics Accelerator Driver

Installs the Intel ® Graphics Accelerator driver.

Realtek Audio Driver

Installs the Realtek ® ALC883 high-definition audio driver and application.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 3-3

Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethernet Driver

Installs the Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethernet driver.

3.3.2 Utilities menu

The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the motherboard supports.

3-4

ASUS InstAll-Installation Wizard for Utilities

Install the ASUS InstAll-Installation Wizard for all ASUS utilities.

ADOBE Acrobat Reader V7.0

Installs the Adobe ® Acrobat ® Reader that allows you to open, view, and print documents in Portable Document Format (PDF).

ASUS Update

The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in a

Windows ® environment. This utility requires an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).

ASUS PC Probe II

This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system voltages, and alerts you of any detected problems. This utility helps you keep your computer in healthy operating condition.

Microsoft DirectX 9.0c

Installs the Microsoft ® DirectX 9.0c driver. The Microsoft DirectX ® 9.0c is a multimedia technology that enhances computer graphics and sound.

DirectX ® improves the multimedia features of you computer so you can enjoy watching TV and movies, capturing videos, or playing games in your computer. Visit the Microsoft website (www.microsoft.com) for updates.

Chapter 3: Starting up

3.3.3 Manuals menu

The Manuals menu contains a list of supplementary user manuals. Click an item to open the folder of the user manual.

Most user manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install the Adobe ® Acrobat user manual file.

® Reader from the Utilities menu before opening a

3.3.4 ASUS Contact information

Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 3-5

Chapter 4

This chapter gives information about the motherboard that comes with the system. This chapter includes the motherboard layout, jumper settings, and connector locations.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C

4-2

4.1 Introduction

The Pundit P3-PH4C barebone system comes with an ASUS motherboard.

This chapter provides technical information about the motherboard for future upgrades or system reconfiguration.

4.2 Motherboard layout

24.5cm (9.6in)

PS/2KBMS

B: Keyboard

ATX12V

LGA775

VGA

CPU_FAN

CHA_FAN1

Super I/O

F_USB12

LAN_USB34

AUDIO

Intel GMCH945G

USB78

PCIEX16

Attansic L1

CD

ALC883

PCIEX1_1

AAFP

SPDIF_OUT

IE1394_2

PCI1

SB_PWR

PCI2

VIA

VT6308P

Intel ICH7

SATA3 SATA4

Lithium Cell

CMOS Power

USBPW56 USB56 CLRTC

4MB

BIOS

SPI_J1

SATA1 SATA2

CHASSIS

COM1 F_PANEL1

Chapter 4: Motherboard info

4.3 Jumpers

1. Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)

This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in

CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in the CMOS, which includes the system setup information such as system passwords.

To erase the RTC RAM:

1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.

2. Remove the battery.

3. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on pins 2-3 for about 5-10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.

4. Re-install the battery.

5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.

6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to re-enter data.

1 2

CLRTC

2 3

Normal

(Default)

Clear CMOS

Clear RTC RAM

Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 4-3

2. USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW56)

Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep mode (CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power mode) using the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up from S3 and S4 sleep modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh, power supply in reduced power mode).

The USBPW12 jumper is for the rear USB ports (USB port 1-4). The

USBPW56 jumper is for the internal USB connectors (USB port 5-8) that you can connect to additional USB ports.

USBPW12

+5V

(Default)

+5VSB

USBPW56

1 2

+5V

(Default)

2 3

+5VSB

USB Device Wake Up

• The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port; otherwise, the system would not power up.

• The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.

4-4 Chapter 4: Motherboard info

3. Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR)

This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up feature. Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) if you wish to wake up the computer when you press a key on the keyboard (the default is the Space Bar). This feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A on the +5VSB lead, and a corresponding setting in the BIOS.

2

1

+5V

(Default)

KBPWR

3

2

+5VSB

Keyboard Power Setting

4.4 Connectors

1. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)

This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable.

Insert one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other end to the signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.

Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection when using an FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.

FLOPPY

Floppy Disk Drive Connector

NOTE: Orient the red markings on the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 4-5

2 IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)

The onboard IDE connectors are for Ultra DMA 100/66/33 signal cable(s). There are three connectors on each Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable: blue, black, and gray. Connect the blue connector to the motherboard’s IDE connector, then select one of the following modes to configure your device(s).

PRI_IDE

4-6

IDE Connector

NOTE: Orient the red markings

(usually zigzag) on the ID ribbon cable to PIN 1.

Single device

Two devices

Drive jumper setting

Cable-Select or

Master

Cable-Select

Master

Slave

-

Mode Cable of device(s)

Master

Slave

Master

Slave

Cable connector

Black

Black

Gray

Black or gray

• Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion when you connect the IDE cable.

• Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 IDE devices.

If any device jumper is set as “Cable-Select”, make sure all other device jumpers have the same setting.

Chapter 4: Motherboard info

3. Serial ATA connectors

(7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4)

These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk drives.

SATA3 SATA4

SATA1 SATA2

SATA Connectors

When using the connectors in Standard IDE mode, connect the primary

(boot) hard disk drive to the SATA1/2 connector. Refer to the table below for the recommended SATA hard disk drive connections.

Serial ATA hard disk drive connection

Connector

SATA1/2

SATA3/4

Color

Red

Black

Setting

Master

Slave right angle side

Use

Boot disk

Data Disk

Connect the right-angle side of SATA signal cable to SATA device. Or you may connect the right-angle side of SATA cable to the onboard SATA port to avoid mechanical conflict with a long card in

PCI2 slot.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 4-7

4. CPU and Chassis fan connectors

(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN)

The fan connectors support cooling fans of a total of 1A~2.2A (26.4W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.

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.

CPU_FAN CHA_FAN

Fan Connectors

5. Digital Audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)

This connector is for the S/PDIF audio module to allow digital sound output. Connect one end of the S/PDIF audio cable to this connector and the other end to the S/PDIF module.

4-8

SPDIFOUT GND

SPDIF_OUT

Digital Audio Connector

The S/PDIF out module is purchased separately.

Chapter 4: Motherboard info

6. IEEE 1394a port connector (10-1 pin IE1394_2)

This connector is for a IEEE 1394a port. Connect the IEEE 1394a module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.

IE1394_2

+12V TPB1+ GND TP

1

GND +12V TPB1- GND TP

IEEE 1394a Connector

Never connect a USB cable to the IEEE1394a connector. Doing so will damage the motherboard!

The IEEE 1394 module is purchased separately.

7. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)

This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.

COM1

PIN 1

COM Port Connector

The COM module is purchased separately.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 4-9

4-10

8. ATX power connectors

(24-pin EATXPWR and 4-pin ATX12V)

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.

• Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12 V power plug; otherwise, the system will not boot.

• Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when configuring a system with more power-consuming devices. The system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate.

• Make sure that your power supply unit (PSU) can provide at least the minimum power required by your system.

• If you intent to use a PSU with 20-pin and 4-pin power plugs, make sure that the 20-pin power plug can provide at least 15A on +12V and that the PSU has a minimum power rating of 350 W. The system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate.

• The ATX 12 V Specification 2.0-compliant PSU passed the motherboard power requirement test with the following configuration:

CPU

Memory

: Intel ® Pentium ® 4 3.6 GHz

: 512 MB DDR (x 4)

Graphics card : PCI Express x16 Nvidia EN5900

Parallel ATA devices : IDE hard disk drive (x 2)

Serial ATA device : SATA hard disk drive

Optical drive

SCSI devices

: CD-ROM (x2)

: SCSI card and SCSI hard disk drive

• You must install a PSU with a higher power rating if you intend to install additional devices.

ATX Power Connector

EATX12V

GND +12V DC

+3 Volts

+12 Volts

+12 Volts

+5V Standby

Power OK

Ground

+5 Volts

Ground

+5 Volts

Ground

+3 Volts

+3 Volts

EATXPWR

Ground

+5 Volts

+5 Volts

+5 Volts

-5 Volts

Ground

Ground

Ground

PSON#

Ground

-12 Volts

+3 Volts

Chapter 4: Motherboard info

9. Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)

This connector is for the 4-pin audio cable that connects to the audio connector at the back of the optical drive.

CD

(black)

Internal Audio Connector

Enable the CD-IN function in the audio utility when using this connector.

10. USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78)

These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable to any of these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.

USB78

1

USB+5V USB_P8- USB_P8+ GND NC

USB56

1

USB+5V USB_P6- USB_P6+ GND NC

USB+5V USB_P7- USB_P7+ USB+5V USB_P5- USB_P5+

USB 2.0 Connectors

Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the motherboard!

The USB module is purchased separately.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 4-11

11. 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.

AAFP

HD-audio-compliant pin definition

4-12

Front Panel Audio Connector

• We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector to avail of the motherboard’s highdefinition audio capability.

• By default, this connector is set to AC97 Audio. If you want to connect a High Definition front panel audio module to this connector, set the Front Panel Support Type item in the BIOS to [HD Audio].

See section “2.4.5 Onboard Device Configuration” for details.

12. 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 pins labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted with a jumper cap. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to use the chassis intrusion detection feature.

CHASSIS

Intrusion Connector

Chassis Signal GND

(Default)

Chapter 4: Motherboard info

13. F_PANEL connector (10-1 pin F_PANEL)

This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.

PLED

F_PANEL

PWR

System Panel Connector

• System power LED (2-pin PLED)

This 3-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.

• Hard disk drive activity (2-pin IDE_LED)

This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD

Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes when data is read from or written to the HDD.

• Power/Soft-off button (2-pin PWR)

This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button turns the system ON or puts the system in SLEEP or SOFT-OFF mode depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF.

• Reset button (2-pin RESET)

This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without turning off the system power.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 4-13

Chapter 5

This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS

Setup menus and describes the

BIOS parameters.

5.1 Managing and updating your BIOS

The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard

Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.

1. ASUS EZ Flash 2 (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk, USB Flash, or the motherboard support CD during POST.)

2. ASUS AFUDOS (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable floppy disk.)

3. ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy, or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or gets corrupted.)

4. ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows ® environment.)

Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.

Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.

5-2

5.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk

1. Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.

DOS environment

a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.

b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.

Windows

®

XP environment

a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive. b. Click Start from the Windows ® desktop, then select My Computer.

c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.

d. Click File from the menu, then select Format. A Format 3 1/2

Floppy Disk window appears.

e. Select Create an MS-DOS startup disk from the format options field, then click Start.

Windows

®

2000 environment

To create a set of boot disks for Windows ® 2000: a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive.

b. Insert the Windows ® 2000 CD to the optical drive.

c. Click Start, then select Run.

d. From the Open field, type

D:\bootdisk\makeboot a:

assuming that D: is your optical drive.

e. Press <Enter>, then follow screen instructions to continue.

Chapter 2: BIOS setup

2. Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable floppy disk.

5.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility

The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to go through the long process of booting from a floppy disk and using a DOS-based utility. The EZ Flash 2 utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is accessible by pressing <Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self-Test (POST).

To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:

1. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for the motherboard.

2. Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk or a USB flash disk, then restart the system.

3. You can launch the EZ Flash 2 by two methods.

(1) Insert the floppy disk / USB flash disk that contains the BIOS file to the floppy disk drive or the USB port.

Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.

ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.00

FLASH TYPE: SST 25VF040/B

Current ROM

BOARD: P5L-VM-1394

VER: 0106

DATE: 07/26/06

Update ROM

BOARD:

VER:

Unknown

Unknown

DATE: Unknown

PATH:

A:

A:\

Note

[Enter] Select or Load [B] Backup [ESC] Exit

[Tab] Switch [Up/Down/Home/End] Move

(2) Enter BIOS setup program. Go to the Tools menu to select EZ

Flash 2 and press <Enter> to enable it.

You can switch between drives by pressing <Tab> before the correct file is found. Then press <Enter>.

4. When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash 2 performs the BIOS update process and automatically reboots the system when done.

• This function can support devices such as USB flash disk, or floppy disk with FAT 32/16/12 format only.

• Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure!

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 5-3

5-4

5.1.3 AFUDOS utility

The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment using a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when the BIOS fails or gets corrupted during the updating process.

Copying the current BIOS

To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:

• Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at least 1024KB free space to save the file.

• The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS screen displays may not be same as shown.

1. Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support

CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.

2. Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type: afudos /o[filename] where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than eight alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three alphanumeric characters for the extension name.

A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom

Main filename Extension name

3. Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy disk.

A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom

AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))

Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.

Reading flash ..... done

Write to file...... ok

A:\>

The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS file.

Chapter 2: BIOS setup

Updating the BIOS file

To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:

1. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS file for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.

Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact

BIOS filename at the DOS prompt.

2. Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support

CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.

3. Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type: afudos /i[filename] where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable floppy disk.

A:\>afudos /iP5LVM1394.ROM

4. The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.

A:\>afudos /iP5LVM1394.ROM

AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))

Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.

WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS

Reading file ....... done

Reading flash ...... done

Advance Check ......

Erasing flash ...... done

Writing flash ...... 0x0008CC00 (9%)

Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure!

5. The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.

A:\>afudos /iP5LVM1394.ROM

AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))

Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.

WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS

Reading file ....... done

Reading flash ...... done

Advance Check ......

Erasing flash ...... done

Writing flash ...... done

Verifying flash .... done

Please restart your computer

A:\>

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 5-5

5-6

5.1.4 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility

The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 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 update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support CD, or the floppy disk that contains the updated BIOS file.

• Prepare the motherboard support CD, or the floppy disk containing the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.

• Make sure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the floppy disk to P5LVM1394.ROM.

Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk

To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:

1. Turn on the system.

2. Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the floppy disk drive.

3. The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.

Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...

Checking for floppy...

If your display monitor is connected to the onboard VGA connector, the display monitor will turn-off and the system will beep once while the

CrashFree BIOS 2 starts updating your system. The system will beep once again while the process is finished, and the display will return after the system restarts.

When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted BIOS file.

Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...

Checking for floppy...

Floppy found!

Reading file “P5LVM1394.ROM”. Completed.

Start flashing...

DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause system boot failure!

4. Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.

Chapter 2: BIOS setup

Recovering the BIOS from the support CD

To recover the BIOS from the support CD:

1. Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the system.

2. Insert the support CD to the optical drive.

3. The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.

Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...

Checking for floppy...

When no floppy disk is found, the utility automatically checks the optical drive for the original or updated BIOS file. The utility then updates the corrupted BIOS file.

Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...

Checking for floppy...

Floppy not found!

Checking for CD-ROM...

CD-ROM found!

Reading file “P5LVM1394.ROM”. Completed.

Start flashing...

DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause system boot failure!

4. Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.

The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this motherboard. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 5-7

5-8

5.1.5 ASUS Update utility

The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard BIOS in Windows ® environment. The ASUS Update utility allows you to:

• Save the current BIOS file

• Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet

• Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file

• Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and

• View the BIOS version information.

This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard package.

ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Installing ASUS Update

To install ASUS Update:

1. Place the support CD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.

2. Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update.

3. The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.

Quit all Windows utility.

® applications before you update the BIOS using this

Chapter 2: BIOS setup

Updating the BIOS through the Internet

To update the BIOS through the Internet:

1. Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows

Update main window appears.

® desktop by clicking

Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS

2. Select Update BIOS from the Internet option from the drop-down menu, then click

Next.

3. Select the ASUS FTP site nearest you to avoid network traffic, or click Auto Select.

Click Next.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 5-9

4. From the FTP site, select the

BIOS version that you wish to download. Click Next.

5. Follow the screen instructions to complete the update process.

The ASUS Update utility is capable of updating itself through the Internet. Always update the utility to avail all its features.

Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file

To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:

1. Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows ® desktop by clicking Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The

ASUS Update main window appears.

2. Select Update BIOS from a file option from the drop-down menu, then click Next.

5-10

3. Locate the BIOS file from the

Open window, then click Open.

4. Follow the screen instructions to complete the update process.

Chapter 2: BIOS setup

5.2 BIOS setup program

This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can update using the provided utility described in section “2.1 Managing and updating your BIOS.”

Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section explains how to configure your system using this utility.

Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can enable the security password feature or change the power management settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup program so that the computer can recognize these changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the firmware hub.

The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. Press <Del> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.

If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing

<Ctrl+Alt+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis.

You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this last option only if the first two failed.

The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being a menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus and make your selections from the available options using the navigation keys.

• The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most conditions to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Default

Settings item under the Exit Menu. See section “2.8 Exit Menu.”

• The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.

• Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard and .

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 5-11

5.2.1 BIOS menu screen

Menu items Menu bar Configuration fields General help

System Time

System Date

Legacy Diskette A

Primary IDE Master

Primary IDE Slave

Third IDE Master

Third IDE Slave

Fourth IDE Master

Fourth IDE Slave

IDE Configuration

System Information

[11:51:19]

[Thu 05/07/2004]

[1.44M, 3.5 in]

:[ST320413A]

:[Not Detected]

:[Not Detected]

:[Not Detected]

:[Not Detected]

:[Not Detected]

Use [ENTER], [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field.

Use [+] or [-] to configure system time.

5-12

Sub-menu items Navigation keys

5.2.2 Menu bar

The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:

Main

Advanced

Power

Boot

Tools

Exit

For changing the basic system configuration

For changing the advanced system settings

For changing the advanced power management (APM) configuration

For changing the system boot configuration

For setting EZ Flash 2 and O.C. Profile.

For selecting the exit options and loading default settings

To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.

5.2.3 Navigation keys

At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.

Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.

Chapter 2: BIOS setup

5.2.4 Menu items

The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu.

For example, selecting Main shows the

Main menu items.

System Time [11:10:19]

System Date [Thu 03/27/2003]

Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in]

Language [English]

Primary IDE Master :[ST320413A]

Primary IDE Slave :[ASUS CD-S340]

Secondary IDE Master :[Not Detected]

Secondary IDE Slave :[Not Detected]

Third IDE Master :[Not Detected]

Fourth IDE Master :[Not Detected]

IDE Configuration

System Information

Use [ENTER], [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field.

Use [+] or [-] to configure system time.

The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar have their respective menu items.

Select Screen

Select Item

+- Change Field

Tab Select Field

F1 General Help

F10 Save and Exit

ESC Exit

Main menu items

5.2.5 Sub-menu items

A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the iteam has a sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press

<Enter>.

5.2.6 Configuration fields

These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user- configurable, you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item that is not user-configurable.

A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. To change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to display a list of options. Refer to “2.2.7 Pop-up window.”

5.2.7 Pop-up window

Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the configuration options for that item.

5.2.8 Scroll bar

A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that do not fit on the screen. Press the

Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up>

/<Page Down> keys to display the other items on the screen.

Advanced Chipset settings

WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below

may cause system to malfunction.

Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]

Memory Acceleration Mode [Auto]

DRAM Idle Timer [Auto]

DRAm Refresh Rate [Auto]

Graphic Adapter Priority [AGP/PCI]

Graphics Aperture Size [ 64 MB]

Spread Spectrum [Enabled]

ICH Delayed Transaction [Enabled]

MPS Revision [1.4]

Pop-up window

Select Screen

Select Item

+- Change Option

F1 General Help

F10 Save and Exit

ESC Exit

5.2.9 General help

At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item.

Scroll bar

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 5-13

5-14

5.3 Main menu

When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears, giving you an overview of the basic system information.

Refer to section “5.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu screen items and how to navigate through them.

System Time

System Date

Legacy Diskette A

Primary IDE Master

Primary IDE Slave

Third IDE Master

Third IDE Slave

Fourth IDE Master

Fourth IDE Slave

IDE Configuration

System Information

[11:51:19]

[Thu 05/07/2004]

[1.44M, 3.5 in]

:[ST320413A]

:[Not Detected]

:[Not Detected]

:[Not Detected]

:[Not Detected]

:[Not Detected]

Use [ENTER], [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field.

Use [+] or [-] to configure system time.

5.3.1 System Time [xx:xx:xxxx]

Allows you to set the system time.

5.3.2 System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]

Allows you to set the system date.

5.3.3 Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]

Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled]

[360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]

[2.88M, 3.5 in.]

Chapter 2: BIOS setup

5.3.4 Primary, Third and Fourth IDE Master/Slave

While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE devices. There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device item then press <Enter> to display the IDE device information.

Primary IDE Master

Device : Hard Disk

Vendor : ST320413A

Size : 20.0GB

LBA Mode : Supported

Block Mode : 16 Sectors

PIO Mode : Supported

Async DMA : MultiWord DMA-2

Ultra DMA : Ultra DMA-5

SMART Monitoring: Supported

Type

LBA/Large Mode

Block(Multi-sector Transfer)

PIO Mode

DMA Mode

Smart Monitoring

32Bit Data Transfer

[Auto]

[Auto]

[Auto]

[Auto]

[Auto]

[Auto]

[Disabled]

The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items

(Device, Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra

DMA, and SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable.

These items show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.

Type [Auto]

Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to Auto allows automatic selection of the appropriate IDE device type. Select CDROM if you are specifically configuring a CD-ROM drive. Select ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device) if your device is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive. Configuration options:

[Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]

LBA/Large Mode [Auto]

Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to Auto enables the LBA mode if the device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously formatted with LBA mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled]

[Auto]

Block (Multi-sector Transfer) [Auto]

Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to Auto, the data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled], the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 5-15

5-16

PIO Mode [Auto]

Selects the PIO mode.

Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]

DMA Mode [Auto]

Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0]

[SWDMA1] [SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0]

[UDMA1] [UDMA2] [UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5]

SMART Monitoring [Auto]

Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.

Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]

32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled]

Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

5.3.5 IDE Configuration

The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the IDE devices installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter> if you wish to configure the item.

IDE Configuration

Onboard IDE Operate Mode

Enhanced Mode Support On

IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)

[Enhanced Mode]

[S-ATA]

[35]

Onboard IDE Operate Mode [Enhanced Mode]

Disables or allows selection of the IDE operation mode depending on the operating system (OS) that you installed. Set to Enhanced Mode if you are using native OS, such as Windows ® 2000/XP.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Compatible Mode] [Enhanced Mode]

Chapter 2: BIOS setup

Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA]

The default setting S-ATA allows you to use native OS on Serial ATA and Parallel ATA ports. We recommend that you do not change the default setting for better OS compatibility. In this setting, you may use legacy OS on the Parallel ATA ports only if you did not install any

Serial ATA device.

The P-ATA+S-ATA and P-ATA options are for advanced users only. If you set to any of these options and encounter problems, revert to the default setting S-ATA. Configuration options: [S-ATA+P-ATA] [S-ATA]

[P-ATA]

IDE Detect Time Out [35]

Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.

Configuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35]

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 5-17

5.3.6 System Information

This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The

BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu.

AMIBIOS

Version : 0106

Build Date : 07/26/06

Processor

Type : Genuine Intel(R) CPU 3.20GHz

Speed : 3200 MHz

Count : 1

System Memory

Size : 512MB

Appropriated : 0MB

Available : 504MB

AMI BIOS

Displays the auto-detected BIOS information

Processor

Displays the auto-detected CPU specification

System Memory

Displays the auto-detected system memory

5-18 Chapter 2: BIOS setup

5.4 Advanced menu

The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system devices.

Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.

Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.

JumperFree Configuration

USB Configuration

CPU Configuration

Chipset

Onboard Devices Configuration

PCI PnP

5.4.1 JumperFree Configuration

Configure System Frequency/Voltage

AI Overclocking [Auto]

Select the target CPU frequency, and the relevant parameters will be auto-adjusted.

Frequencies higher than CPU manufacturer recommends are not guaranteed to be stable. If the system

AI Overclocking [Auto]

Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired

CPU internal frequency. Select either one of the preset overclocking configuration options:

Manual - allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.

Auto - loads the optimal settings for the system.

Standard - loads the standard settings for the system.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 5-19

5-20

The following item appears only when you set the AI Overclocking item to [Manual].

CPU Frequency [200]

Displays the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus. The value of this item is auto-detected by the BIOS. The values range from 200 to 450.

FSB/CPU External Frequency Synchronization

Front Side Bus

FSB 1066

FSB 800

FSB 533

CPU External Frequency

266 MHz

200 MHz

133 MHz

DRAM Frequency [Auto]

Allows you to set the DDR2 operating frequency.

Configuration options: [Auto] [DDR2-400MHz] [DDR2-533MHz]

[DDR-667MHz]

Selecting a very high DRAM frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this happens, revert to the default setting.

PCI Express Frequency [Auto]

Allows you to set the PCI Express frequency. This item is set to [Auto] by default. Configuration options: [Auto] [90]...[150]

CPU VCore Voltage [Auto]

Sets the operating VCore voltage. Configuration options: [Auto]

[1.6000V] [1.5875V] [1.5750V] [1.5625V] [1.5500V] [1.5375V]

[1.5250V] [1.5125V] [1.5000V] [1.4875V] [1.4750V] [1.4625V]

[1.4500V] [1.4375V] [1.4250V] [1.4125V] [1.4000V] [1.3875V]

[1.3750V] [1.3625V] [1.3500V] [1.3375V] [1.3250V] [1.3125V]

[1.3000V] [1.2875V]

• Setting to a very high CPU VCore voltage can damage the CPU or may cause the system to become unstable. If this happens, revert to default settings.

• The configuration options may vary depending on the CPU you installed.

Chapter 2: BIOS setup

5.4.2 USB Configuration

The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features.

Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.

USB Configuration

Module Version - 2.23.0-F.4

USB Devices Enabled: None

USB Function

Legacy USB Support

USB 2.0 Controller

USB 2.0 Controller Mode

BIOS EHCI Hand-Off

[Enabled]

[Auto]

[Enabled]

[HiSpeed]

[Enabled]

The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows

None.

USB Function [Enabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the USB function.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

Legacy USB Support [Auto]

Allows you to enable or disable support for USB devices on legacy operating systems (OS). Setting to Auto allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. If detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]

USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]

Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or

Full Speed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [HiSpeed] [Full Speed]

BIOS EHCI Hand-off [Enabled]

Allows you to enable support for operating systems without an EHCI hand-off feature. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]

Do not disable the BIOS EHCI Hand-Off option if you are running a

Windows ® operating system with USB device.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 5-21

5-22

5.4.3 CPU Configuration

The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically detects.

Configure Advanced CPU settings

Manufacturer: Intel

Brand String: Genuine Intel(R) CPU 3.20GHz

Frequency : 3200 MHz

FSB Speed : 800 MHz

Cache L1 : 16 KB

Cache L2 : 1024 KB

Cache L3 : 0 KB

Ratio Status: Unlocked (Max:19, Min:14)

Ratio Actual Value : 19

CPU Ratio Adjustment:

VID CMOS Setting:

Microcode Updation

Max CPUID Value Limit

Execute Disable Function

Enhanced C1 Control

[Auto]

[ 62]

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

[Disabled]

[Auto]

CPU Internal Thermal Control [Auto]

Hyper Threading Technology

Virtualization Technology

[Disabled]

[Enabled]

Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm) Tech. [Automatic]

Sets the ratio between

CPU Core Clock and the

FSB Frequency.

NOTE: If an invalid ratio is set in CMOS then actual and setpoint values may differ.

Select Screen

Select Item

+- Change Option

F1 General Help

F10 Save and Exit

ESC Exit

+- Change Option

F1 General Help

F10 Save and Exit

ESC Exit

CPU Ratio Adjustment [Auto]

Allows you to set adjust the CPU ratio. Configuration options: [Auto]

[Manual]

The Ratio CMOS Setting item appears only when you set the CPU Ratio

Adjustment item to [Manual].

Ratio CMOS Setting [ 14]

Sets the ratio between the CPU Core Clock and the Front Side Bus frequency. The default value of this item is auto-detected by BIOS. Use the

<+> or <-> keys to adjust the values.

VID CMOS Setting [ 62]

Allows you to set the VID CMOS setting at which the processor is to run.

The BIOS auto-detects the default value of this item. Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the values.

Microcode Updation [Enabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the microcode updation.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

Chapter 2: BIOS setup

Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]

Enable this item to boot legacy operating systems that cannot support

CPUs with extended CPUID functions.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

Execute Disable Function [Disabled]

Enables or disables the Execute Disable function. This item appears only when you install a processor with the Execute Disable function.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

Enhanced C1 Control [Auto]

When set to [Auto], the BIOS will automatically check the CPU’s capability to enable the C1E support. In C1E mode, the CPU power consumption is lower when idle. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]

CPU Internal Thermal Control [Auto]

Disables or sets the CPU internal thermal control.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]

Hyper-Threading Technology [Disabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the processor Hyper-Threading Technology.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

Virtualization Technology [Enabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the processor Virtualization Technology.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

The following item appears only when you installed an Intel ® Pentium ®

4 and later processors that supports the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep ®

Technology (EIST).

Intel(R) SpeedStep Technology [Automatic]

Allows you to use the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep ® Technology. When set to [Automatic], you can adjust the system power settings in the operating system to use the EIST feature.

Set this item to [Maximum] or [Disabled] if you do not want to use the EIST.

The CPU constantly operates at a lower internal frequency when you set this item to [Minimum].

Configuration options: [Maximum] [Minimum] [Automatic] [Disabled]

• Refer to the Appendix for details on how to use the EIST feature.

• The motherboard comes with a BIOS file that supports EIST.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 5-23

5-24

5.4.4 Chipset

The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings.

Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.

Advanced Chipset Settings

Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]

Graphic Adapter Priori [PCI Express/Int-VG]

Internal Graphics Mode Select [Enabled, 8MB]

Graphics memory type [Auto]

Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]

Select Screen

Select Item

+- Change Option

F1 General Help

When this item is enabled, the DRAM timing parameters are set according to the DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect). When disabled, you can manually set the DRAM timing parameters through the DRAM sub-items.

The following sub-items appear when this item is Disabled.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

DRAM CAS# Latency [5 Clocks]

Controls the latency between the SDRAM read command and the time the data actually becomes available.

Configuration options: [6 Clocks] [5 Clocks] [4 Clocks] [3 Clocks]

DRAM RAS# Precharge [4 Clocks]

Controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to the DDR

SDRAM. Configuration options: [2 Clocks] [3 Clocks] [4 Clocks]

[5 Clocks] [6 Clocks]

DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [4 Clocks]

Controls the latency between the DDR SDRAM active command and the read/write command. Configuration options: [2 Clocks] [3 Clocks]

[4 Clocks] [5 Clocks] [6 Clocks]

DRAM RAS# Activate to Precharge [15 Clocks]

Sets the RAS Activate timing to Precharge timing.

Configuration options: [1 Clock] [2 Clocks] ~ [18 Clocks]

DRAM Write Recovery Time [4 Clocks]

Sets the DRAM Write Recover Time.

Configuration options: [2 Clocks] [3 Clocks] [4 Clocks] [5 Clocks]

[6 Clocks]

Chapter 2: BIOS setup

Graphic Adapter Priority [PCI/PCI Express]

Allows selection of the graphics controller to use as primary boot device.

Configuration options: [Internal VGA] [PCI Express/Int-VGA]

[PCI Express/PCI] [PCI/PCI Express] [PCI/Int-VGA]

Internal Graphics Mode Select [Enabled, 8MB]

Sets the internal graphics mode.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled, 1MB] [Enabled, 8MB]

Graphics memory type [Auto]

Sets the graphics memory type. Configuration options: [Auto] [DVMT]

[FIX] [DVMT+FIX]

5.4.5 Onboard Devices Configuration

Configure Win627EHF Super IO Chipset

HD Audio Controller

Front Panel Support Type

Onboard 1394 Controller

Onboard PCIEX GbE LAN

LAN Option ROM

[Enabled]

[AC97]

[Enabled]

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

Serial Port1 Address

Parallel Port Address

Parallel Port Mode

ECP Mode DMA Channel

Parallel Port IRQ

[3F8/IRQ4]

[378]

[ECP]

[DMA3]

[IRQ7]

HD Audio Controller [Enabled]

Enables or disables the Azalia/AC’97 CODEC.

Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]

Front Panel Support Type [AC97]

Allows you to set the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy

AC’97 or high-definition audio depending on the audio standard that the front panel audio module supports. Configuration options: [AC97][HD Audio]

OnBoard 1394 Controller [Enabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the onboard 1394 controller.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

OnBoard PCIEX GbE LAN [Enabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the onboard PCI Express Gigabit LAN controller. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 5-25

5-26

LAN Option ROM [Disabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the option ROM in the onboard LAN controller. This item appears only when the Onboard LAN item is set to Enabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]

Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4]

[2E8/IRQ3]

Parallel Port Address [378]

Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC]

Parallel Port Mode [ECP]

Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode.

Configuration options: [Normal] [Bi-directional] [EPP] [ECP]

ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]

Appears only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to [ECP]. This item allows you to set the Parallel Port ECP DMA.

Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]

EPP Version [1.9]

Allows selection of the Parallel Port EPP version. This item appears only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to EPP.

Configuration options: [1.9] [1.7]

Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]

Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]

Chapter 2: BIOS setup

5.4.6 PCI PnP

The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for

PCI/PnP devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block for legacy ISA devices.

Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items.

Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.

Advanced PCI/PnP Settings

WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections

may cause system to malfunction.

Plug And Play O/S

PCI Latency Timer

Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA

Palette Snooping

IRQ-3 assigned to

IRQ-4 assigned to

IRQ-5 assigned to

IRQ-7 assigned to

IRQ-9 assigned to

IRQ-10 assigned to

IRQ-11 assigned to

IRQ-14 assigned to

IRQ-15 assigned to

[No]

[64]

[Yes]

[Disabled]

[PCI Device]

[PCI Device]

[PCI Device]

[PCI Device]

[PCI Device]

[PCI Device]

[PCI Device]

[PCI Device]

[PCI Device]

Select Screen

Select Item

+- Change Option

F1 General Help

F10 Save and Exit

ESC Exit

Plug and Play O/S [No]

When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set to [Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating system configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot.

Configuration options: [No] [Yes]

PCI Latency Timer [64]

Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device latency timer register. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160]

[192] [224] [248]

Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]

When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card requests for an IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the

PCI VGA card even if requested. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]

Palette Snooping [Disabled]

When set to [Enabled], the pallete snooping feature informs the PCI devices that an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the latter can function correctly. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 5-27

IRQ-xx assigned to [PCI Device]

When set to [PCI Device], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP devices. When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA devices. Configuration options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]

5.5 Power menu

The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced

Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) and the Advanced Power

Management (APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.

Suspend Mode

Repost Video on S3 Resume

ACPI 2.0 Support

ACPI APIC Support

APM Configuration

Hardware Monitor

[Auto]

[No]

[No]

[Enabled]

5-28

5.5.1 Suspend Mode [Auto]

Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface

(ACPI) state to be used for system suspend.

Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]

5.5.2 Repost Video on S3 Resume [No]

Allows you to determine whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]

5.5.3 ACPI 2.0 Support [No]

Allows you to add more tables for Advanced Configuration and Power

Interface (ACPI) 2.0 specifications. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]

5.5.4 ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power

Interface (ACPI) support in the Application-Specific Integrated Circuit

(ASIC). When set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the

RSDT pointer list. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

Chapter 2: BIOS setup

5.5.5 APM Configuration

APM Configuration

Restore on AC Power Loss

Power On By RTC Alarm

Power On By External Modems

Power On By PCI Devices

Power On By PCIE Devices

Power On By PS/2 Keyboard

Power On By PS/2 Mouse

[Power Off]

[Disabled]

[Disabled]

[Disabled]

[Disabled]

[Disabled]

[Disabled]

Enabled or disable

APM.

Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]

Select Screen

Select Item

+- Change Option

F1 General Help

F10 Save and Exit

ESC Exit

When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power loss. When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power loss.

When set to Last State, the system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state was before the AC power loss.

Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]

Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]

Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this item is set to Enabled, the items RTC Alarm Date, RTC Alarm Hour, RTC

Alarm Minute, and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

Power On By External Modems [Disabled]

This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the computer when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in

Soft-off mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the first try. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the computer is off causes an initialization string that turns the system power on.

Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled]

When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system through a PCI LAN or modem card. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 5-29

Power On By PCIE Devices [Disabled]

When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system through a PCI Express LAN card. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]

Allows you to use specific keys on the keyboard to turn on the system.

This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Space Bar] [Ctrl-Esc]

[Power Key]

Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]

When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled]

[Enabled]

5-30 Chapter 2: BIOS setup

5.5.6 Hardware Monitor

Hardware Monitor

CPU Temperature

MB Temperature

CPU Fan Speed (RPM)

CPU Q-Fan Control

VCORE Voltage

3.3V Voltage

5V Voltage

12V Voltage

[51ºC/122.5ºF]

[41ºC/105.5ºF]

[3813 RPM]

[Disabled]

[ 1.320V]

[ 3.345V]

[ 5.094V]

[11.880V] Select Screen

Select Item

+- Change Option

F1 General Help

F10 Save and Exit

ESC Exit

CPU Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]

MB Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]

The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the motherboard and CPU temperatures. Select [Ignored] if you do not wish to display the detected temperatures.

Configuration options: [Ignored] [xxxC/xxxF]

CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A] or [Ignored]

The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the field shows N/A.

Configuration options: [Ignored] [xxxRPM]

CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled]

Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature that smartly adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage

The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard voltage regulators.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 5-31

5-32

5.6 Boot menu

The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.

Boot Settings

Boot Device Priority

Boot Settings Configuration

Security

Select Screen

Select Item

Enter Go to Sub-screen

F1 General Help

F10 Save and Exit

ESC Exit

5.6.1 Boot Device Priority

Boot Device Priority

1st Boot Device

2nd Boot Device

3rd Boot Device

[1st FLOPPY DRIVE]

[PM-ST330620A]

[PS-ASUS CD-S360]

1st ~ xxth Boot Device [1st Floppy Drive]

These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system.

Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled]

Chapter 2: BIOS setup

5.6.2 Boot Settings Configuration

Boot Settings Configuration

Quick Boot

Full Screen Logo

AddOn ROM Display Mode

Bootup Num-Lock

PS/2 Mouse Support

Wait For ‘F1’ If Error

Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display

Interrupt 19 Capture

[Enabled]

[Enabled]

[Force BIOS]

[On]

[Auto]

[Enabled]

[Enabled]

[Disabled]

Allows BIOS to skip certain tests while booting. This will decrease the time needed to boot the system.

Quick Boot [Enabled]

to [Disabled], BIOS performs all the POST items.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

Select Screen

Select Item

+- Change Option

F1 General Help

F10 Save and Exit

ESC Exit Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST) while booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set

Full Screen Logo [Enabled]

This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo™ feature.

Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]

Sets the display mode for option ROM.

Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]

Bootup Num-Lock [On]

Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.

Configuration options: [Off] [On]

PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]

Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.

Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]

Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]

When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when error occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]

When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run

Setup” during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 5-33

5-34

Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]

When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap

Interrupt 19. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]

5.6.3 Security

The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.

Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.

Security Settings

Supervisor Password : Not Installed

User Password : Not Installed

Change Supervisor Password

<Enter> to change password.

<Enter> again to disabled password.

Change Supervisor Password

Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor

Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a password, this item shows Installed.

Select Screen

Select Item

+- Change Option

F1 General Help

F10 Save and Exit

ESC Exit

To set a Supervisor Password:

1. Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.

2. From the password box, type a password composed of at least six letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.

3. Confirm the password when prompted.

The message “Password Installed” appears after you successfully set your password.

To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a user password.

To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password then press <Enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.

If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear clear it by erasing the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “2.6 Jumpers” for information on how to erase the RTC RAM.

Chapter 2: BIOS setup

After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow you to change other security settings.

Security Settings

Supervisor Password : Not Installed

User Password : Not Installed

Change Supervisor Password

User Access Level

Change User Password

Clear User Password

Password Check

[Full Access]

[Setup]

User Access Level [Full Access]

Select Screen

Select Item

+- Change Option

F1 General Help

F10 Save and Exit

ESC Exit

This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.

Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]

No Access prevents user access to the Setup utility.

View Only allows access but does not allow change to any field.

Limited allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and Time.

Full Access allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup utility.

Change User Password

Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a password, this item shows Installed.

To set a User Password:

1. Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.

2. On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at least six letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.

3. Confirm the password when prompted.

The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password successfully.

To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user password.

Clear User Password

Select this item to clear the user password.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 5-35

Password Check [Setup]

When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the

Setup utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both when accessing Setup and booting the system.

Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]

5.7 Tools menu

ASUS EZ Flash 2

ASUS O.C.Profile

5.7.1 ASUS EZ Flash 2

Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Enter>, a confirmation message appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No], then press <Enter> to confirm your choice.

ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.00

FLASH TYPE: SST 25VF040/B

Current ROM

BOARD: P5L-VM-1394 P3-PH4C

VER: 0106

DATE: 07/26/06

Update ROM

BOARD:

VER:

Unknown

Unknown

DATE: Unknown

PATH:

A:

A:\

5-36

Note

[Enter] Select or Load [B] Backup [ESC] Exit

[Tab] Switch [Up/Down/Home/End] Move

Chapter 2: BIOS setup

5.7.2 ASUS O.C. Profile

This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.

BIOS SETUP UTILITY

Tools

O.C. PROFILE Configuration

O.C. Profile 1 Status : Not Installed

O.C. Profile 2 Status : Not Installed

Save to Profile 1

Load from Profile 1

Save to Profile 2

Load from Profile 2

Start O.C. Profile

Save to Profile 1

Select Screen

Select Item

Enter Go to Sub Screen

F1 General Help

F10 Save and Exit

ESC Exit v02.58 (C)Copyright 1985-2006, American Megatrends, Inc.

Save to Profle 1/2

Allows you to save the current BIOS file to the BIOS Flash. Press <Enter> to save the file.

Load from Profile 1/2

Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash.

Press <Enter> to load the file.

Start O.C. Profile

Allows you to run the utility to save and load CMOS. Press <Enter> to run the utility.

ASUSTek O.C. Profile Utility V1.00

FLASH TYPE: SST 25VF040/B

Current CMOS

BOARD: P5L-VM-1394 P3-PH4C

VER: 0106

DATE: 07/26/06

Restore CMOS

BOARD:

VER:

Unknown

Unknown

DATE: Unknown

PATH:

A:

A:\

Note

[Enter] Select or Load [B] Backup [ESC] Exit

[Tab] Switch [Up/Down/Home/End] Move

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 5-37

• This function can support devices such as USB flash disk or floppy disk with FAT 32/16/12 format only.

• When loading multiple BIOS setting, only the xxx.CMO

file can be loaded.

• When storing multiple BIOS setting, the system will automatically save the BIOS file to xxx.CMO format.

• DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent the system boot failure!

5.8 Exit menu

The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.

Exit Options

Exit & Save Changes

Exit & Discard Changes

Discard Changes

Load Setup Defaults

5-38

Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.

Exit & Save Changes

Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the

Exit menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM.

An onboard backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even when the PC is turned off. When you select this option, a confirmation window appears. Select Ok to save changes and exit.

If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes, the program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save your changes before exiting. Press <Enter> to save the changes while exiting.

Chapter 2: BIOS setup

Exit & Discard Changes

Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you made to the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than

System Date, System Time, and Password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation before exiting.

Discard Changes

This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears.

Select Ok to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.

Load Setup Defaults

This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation window appears. Select Ok to load default values. Select Exit & Save Changes or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.

ASUS Pundit P3-PH4C 5-39

5-40 Chapter 2: BIOS setup

advertisement

Was this manual useful for you? Yes No
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the workof artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Key Features

  • Desktop Black
  • 4 DIMM Maximum internal memory: 4 GB
  • On-board graphics card Intel® GMA 950

Related manuals

advertisement

Table of contents