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B150-PLUS

ii

E11660

Revised Edition v2

May 2016

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Contents

Safety information ...................................................................................... iv

About this guide ......................................................................................... iv

Package contents ....................................................................................... vi

B150-PLUS specifications summary ........................................................ vi

Chapter 1

Product introduction

1.1 Before you proceed ..................................................................... 1-1

1.2 Motherboard overview ................................................................. 1-1

1.3 Central Processing Unit (CPU) ................................................... 1-3

1.4 System memory ........................................................................... 1-7

1.5 Expansion slots .......................................................................... 1-10

1.6 Headers ....................................................................................... 1-12

1.7 Connectors ................................................................................. 1-13

1.8 Software support ........................................................................ 1-21

Chapter 2

BIOS information

2.1 Managing and updating your BIOS ............................................ 2-1

2.2 BIOS setup program .................................................................... 2-6

2.3 My Favorites ............................................................................... 2-11

2.4 Main menu .................................................................................. 2-12

2.5 Ai Tweaker menu ........................................................................ 2-13

2.6 Advanced menu ......................................................................... 2-14

2.7 Monitor menu ............................................................................. 2-15

2.8 Boot menu .................................................................................. 2-15

2.9 Tool menu ................................................................................... 2-16

2.10 Exit menu .................................................................................... 2-16

Appendix

Notices .......................................................................................................A-1

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Safety information

Electrical safety

• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet before relocating the system.

• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.

• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all power cables are unplugged.

• Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.

• Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power company.

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

Operation safety

• Before installing the motherboard and adding components, carefully read all the manuals that came with the package.

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

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

• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area where it may be exposed to moisture.

• Place the product on a stable surface.

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

About this guide

This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the motherboard.

How this guide is organized

This guide contains the following parts:

• Chapter 1: Product introduction

This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it supports. It includes descriptions of the switches, jumpers, and connectors on the motherboard.

• Chapter 2: BIOS information

This chapter discusses changing system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.

Detailed descriptions for the BIOS parameters are also provided.

Where to find more information

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

1. ASUS websites

The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.

2. Optional documentation

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

Conventions used in this guide

To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used throughout this manual.

DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when completing a task.

CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when completing a task

IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.

NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a task.

Typography

Bold text

Italics

<Key>

Indicates a menu or an item to select.

Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.

Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign means that you must press the enclosed key.

Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or

Return key.

<Key1> + <Key2> + <Key3> If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key names are linked with a plus sign (+). v

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Package contents

Check your motherboard package for the following items.

Motherboard

Cables

Accessories

Application DVD

Documentation

ASUS B150-PLUS motherboard

2 x Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s cables

1 x I/O Shield

1 x M.2 screw package

Support DVD

User Guide

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

B150-PLUS specifications summary

CPU

Chipset

Memory

Graphics

Multi-GPU support

Expansion slots

Storage

LGA1151 socket for Intel ®

Celeron ® processors

6th Generation Core™ i7 / i5 / i3, Pentium ® , and

Supports Intel ® 14nm CPU

Supports Intel ® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0*

* The Intel ® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 support depends on the CPU types.

** Refer to www.asus.com for Intel ® CPU support list.

Intel ® B150 Chipset

4 x DIMM, max. 64GB, DDR4 2133 MHz, non-ECC, un-buffered memory

Dual-channel memory architecture

Supports Intel ® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP)

* Hyper DIMM support is subject to the physical characteristics of individual

CPUs. Please refer to Memory QVL for details.

** Refer to www.asus.com for the Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List).

*** The maximum memory frequency varies per processor.

Integrated Graphics Processor - Intel ® HD Graphics support

- Supports DVI-D with maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz

- Supports RGB with maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz

- Maximum shared memory of 1024MB

Supports AMD CrossFireX™ Technology

1 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (@ x16 mode)

1 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot (max @ x4 mode)

2 x PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x1 slots

3 x PCI slots

Intel ® B150 Chipset

- 1 x 16Gb/s M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (both PCIE & SATA mode)*

- 6 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (gray)

* (1) When an M.2 device is not installed, PCIE x1 and SATA6G_1 ports are enabled.

(2) When an M.2 device in PCIE mode is installed, PCIE x1 slots are disabled and SATA6G_1 port is enabled.

(3) When an M.2 device in SATA mode is installed, the M.2 device uses the

SATA6G_1 bandwidth. Both SATA6G_1 and PCIE x1 ports are disabled.

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B150-PLUS specifications summary

Audio

LAN

USB

ASUS special features

Realtek ® ALC887 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC

- Supports Jack-Detection and Front Panel Jack-Retasking

Gaming Audio

- LED illuminated design: Brighten up your build with the gorgeous illuminated audio trace path.

- Audio shielding: Ensures precision analog/digital separation and greatlyreduced multi-lateral interference.

- Dedicated audio PCB layers: Separate layers for left and right channels to guard the quality of sensitive audio signals.

- Premium Japanese-made audio capacitors: Provide warm, natural, and immersive sound with exceptional clarity and fidelity.

Realtek ® 8111 Series Gigabit LAN controller

Intel ® B150 Chipset

- 1 x 5Gb/s USB Type C port (@back panel) supports 3A power output

- 4 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 ports at mid-board; 2 ports at the back panel, blue)

- 6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (2 ports at mid-board; 4 ports at the back panel)

Extreme Stability

ASUS 5X PROTECTION II

- ASUS LANGuard - 2.5 higher surge tolerance

- ASUS Overvoltage Protection - World-class circuit-protection power design

- ASUS DIGI +VRM - 6 Phase digital power design

- ASUS DRAM Overcurrent Protection - Prevents damage from short circuit

- ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O - 3x corrosion-resistance for greater durability

Superb Performance

ASUS EPU

- EPU

PC Cleaner

- Fast and easy way to get rid of unnecessary junk files

UEFI BIOS

- Most advanced options with fast response time

USB 3.0 Boost

- Featuring speedy USB 3.0 transmission

Gaming Scenario

Audio Features

- Audio that roars on the battlefield

Media Streamer

- Pipe music or movies from your PC to a smart TV

- Media Streamer app for portable smartphone/tablet, supporting iOS 7 and

Android 4.0 system

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B150-PLUS specifications summary

ASUS special features

ASUS quiet thermal solution

Rear panel I/O ports

Internal connectors

ASUS Exclusive Features

- USB 3.0 Boost featuring USB 3.0 transmission

- ASUS Ai Charger

- ASUS AI Suite 3

EZ DIY

Push Notice

- Monitor your PC status with smart devices in real time

UEFI BIOS EZ Mode

- Featuring friendly graphics user interface

- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3

- ASUS EZ Flash 3

Q-Design

- ASUS Q-DIMM

- ASUS Q-Slot

Quiet Thermal Design

- ASUS Fan Xpert 2+

- Stylish Fanless Design: PCH heatsink

1 x PS/2 combo port

1 x 5Gb/s USB Type C port

2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports

4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports

1 x D-Sub port

1 x DVI port

1 x LAN (RJ-45) port

3 x 8-channel audio I/O ports*

* Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support an 8-channel audio output

1 x USB 3.0/2.0 connector supports additional 2 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (19-pin)

1 x USB 2.0/1.1 connector supports additional 2 USB 2.0/1.1 ports

6 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors (gray)

1 x CPU Fan connector

1 x COM header

2 x Chassis fan connectors

1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)

1 x S/PDIF Out connector

1 x 24-pin EATX power connector

1 x 8-pin EATX 12V power connector

1 x Clear CMOS

1 x System panel connector

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B150-PLUS specifications summary

BIOS features

Manageability

Support DVD

Operating System

Support

Form factor

128Mb Flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI 3.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS 3.0,

ACPI 5.0, Multi-language BIOS, ASUS EZ Flash 3, CrashFree BIOS 3,

F6 Qfan Control, F3 My Favorites, Quick Note, Last Modified log, F12

PrintScreen, and ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) memory information

WfM 2.0, DMI 3.0, WOL by PME, PXE

Drivers

ASUS utilities

EZ Update

Anti-virus software (OEM version)

Windows ® 10 (64-bit)

Windows ® 8.1 (64-bit)

Windows ® 7 (64-bit/32-bit)*

* Please refer to ASUS official website and download “Windows ®

Guide” and “EZ Installer” to install Windows ® 7.

7 Installation

ATX form factor: 12”x 8.6” (30.5cm x 21.8cm)

Specifications are subject to change without notice. ix

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Product introduction

1.1 Before you proceed

1

Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change any motherboard settings.

• Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.

• Before handling components, use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or a metal object, such as the power supply case, to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.

• Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.

• Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.

• Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, or components.

1.2 Motherboard overview

Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the motherboard fits.

Unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage to motherboard components.

1.2.1 Placement direction

When installing the motherboard, place it into the chassis in the correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image.

1.2.2 Screw holes

Place six screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis.

Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.

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Place this side towards the rear of the chassis

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1.2.3 Motherboard layout

1 2 3

21.8cm(8.6in)

KBMS_USB910 CPU_FAN

DIGI

+VRM

EATX12V

4

LGA1151

USB3_C3

USB3_56

LAN_USB78

AUDIO

CHA_FAN1

PCIEX1_1

B150-PLUS

PCIEX16_1

Realtek

8111 Series

ASM

1083

PCI1

PCIEX1_2

BATTERY

Super

I/O

PCIEX16_2

PCI2

ALC

887-VD2

SPDIF_OUT

AAFP

COM

PCI3

13 12 11

USB1112

10

Intel ®

B150

USB3_12 PANEL

CLRTC

SATA6G_5 SATA6G_6

SATA6G_3 SATA6G_4

9 8

1

7

5

2

5

6

Chapter 1: Product introduction

1.2.4 Layout contents

Connectors/Jumpers/Slots/LED

1. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 8-pin EATX12V)

2. CPU, chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 4-pin CHA_FAN1~2)

3. Intel ® LGA1151 CPU socket

4. DDR4 DIMM slots

5. Intel ® B150 Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connector (7-pin SATA6G_1~6)

6. M.2 Socket 3

7. Clear RTC RAM (2-pin CLRTC)

8. System panel connector (20-5 pin PANEL)

9. USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_12)

10. USB 2.0 connector (10-1 pin USB1112)

11. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM)

12. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)

13. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)

1.3 Central Processing Unit (CPU)

This motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA1151 socket designed for the 6th

Generation Intel ® Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3, Pentium ® and Celeron ® processors.

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B150-PLUS CPU socket LGA1151

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Unplug all power cables before installing the CPU.

• Ensure that you install the correct CPU designed for the LGA1151 socket only. DO

NOT install a CPU designed for LGA1150, LGA1155 and LGA1156 sockets on the

LGA1151 socket.

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

• 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

LGA1151 socket.

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

1.3.1 Installing the CPU

1

A

B

2 3

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A

C 5

B

1.3.2 CPU heatsink and fan assembly installation

Apply the Thermal Interface Material to the CPU heatsink and CPU before you install the heatsink and fan if necessary.

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To install the CPU heatsink and fan assembly

1 A 2

B

B

A

3 4

1-6

To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan assembly

1

2

B

A

A

B

Chapter 1: Product introduction

1.4 System memory

1.4.1 Overview

This motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate 4 (DDR4) Dual Inline Memory Module

(DIMM) sockets. A DDR4 module is notched differently from a DDR, DDR2, or DDR3 module.

DO NOT install a DDR, DDR2, or DDR3 memory module to the DDR4 slot.

According to Intel ® CPU spec, DIMM voltage below 1.35 V is recommended to protect the

CPU.

DIMM_A1 DIMM_A2 DIMM_B1 DIMM_B2

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B150-PLUS 288-pin DDR4 DIMM sockets

1.4.2 Memory configurations

You may install 2 GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, and 16 GB unbuffered non-ECC DDR4 DIMMs into the

DIMM sockets. You can refer to the recommended memory population below.

Recommended memory configurations

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• You may install varying memory sizes in Channel A and Channel B. The system maps the total size of the lower-sized channel for the dual-channel configuration. Any excess memory from the higher-sized channel is then mapped for single-channel operation.

• Due to the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows ® OS, when you install 4GB or more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory for the OS can be about 3GB or less. For effective use of memory, we recommend that you do any of the following:

- Use a maximum of 3 GB system memory if you are using a 32-bit Windows ® OS.

- Install a 64-bit Windows ® motherboard.

OS if you want to install 4GB or more on the

- For more details, refer to the Microsoft com/kb/929605/en-us.

® support site at http://support.microsoft.

• The default memory operation frequency is dependent on its Serial Presence Detect

(SPD), which is the standard way of accessing information from a memory module.

Under the default state, some memory modules for overclocking may operate at a lower frequency than the vendor-marked value. To operate at the vendor-marked or at a higher frequency, refer to section 2.5 Ai Tweaker menu for manual memory frequency adjustment.

• Always install the DIMMS with the same CAS Latency. For an optimum compatibility, we recommend that you install memory modules of the same version or data code

(D/C) from the same vendor. Check with the vendor to get the correct memory modules.

• Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for the latest QVL.

1.4.3 Installing a DIMM

1

Chapter 1: Product introduction

2

3

To remove a DIMM

B

A

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1.5 Expansion slots

In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following sub-sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.

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

1.5.1 Installing an expansion card

To install an expansion card:

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

2. Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis).

3. Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw for later use.

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

5. Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.

6. Replace the system cover.

1.5.2 Configuring an expansion card

After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.

1. Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See Chapter 2 for information on BIOS setup.

2. Assign an IRQ to the card.

3. Install the software drivers for the expansion card.

When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support “Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the system unstable and the card inoperable.

1.5.3 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x1 slots

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

1.5.4 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slots

This motherboard has PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slots that support PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 graphic cards complying with the PCI Express specifications.

Chapter 1: Product introduction

VGA configuration

Single VGA/PCIe card

Dual VGA/PCIe card

PCI Express operating mode

PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_1 (gray) x16 (Recommended for single VGA card) x16 x4

PCIe 2.0 x16_2

N/A

• In single VGA card mode, use the PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16_1 slot (gray) for a PCI Express x16 graphics card to get better performance.

• We recommend that you provide sufficient power when using multiple graphics cards.

• Connect a chassis fan to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN1/2 when using multiple graphics cards for better thermal environment.

1.5.5 PCI slots

The PCI slots support LAN cards, SCSI cards, USB cards, and other cards that comply with

PCI specifications.

IRQ assignments for this motherboard

PCIEx16_1

PCIEx16_2

PCIEx1_1

PCIEx1_2

PCI1

PCI2

PCI3

8111 Series LAN Controller

HD Audio

SATA Controller

XHCI

A shared shared shared

– shared

– shared shared shared

B

– shared

C

– shared

D

– shared

– shared

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1.6 Headers

1. Clear RTC RAM (2-pin CLRTC)

This header allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing the

CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in

CMOS, which include system setup information such as system passwords.

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+3V_BAT GND

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PIN 1

To erase the RTC RAM:

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

2. Use a metal object such as a screwdriver to short the two pins.

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

4. Hold down the < Del > key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to reenter data.

• If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and short the two pins again to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After clearing the CMOS, reinstall the battery.

• You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the CPU Parameter Recall (C.P.R.) feature.

Shut down and reboot the system, then the BIOS automatically resets parameter settings to default values.

Chapter 1: Product introduction

1.7 Connectors

1.7.1 Rear panel connectors

1 2 3 4 5

7 10 9 8 7 6

1. PS/2 Mouse/Keyboard combo port.

This port connects to a PS/2 mouse or PS/2 keyboard.

2. Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) port. This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor or other

VGA-compatible devices.

3. LAN (RJ-45) port.

These ports allow Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network

(LAN) through a network hub.

LAN port LED indications

Activity/Link LED

Status

Off

Orange

Orange

(Blinking)

Orange

(Blinking then steady)

Description Status Description

No link

Linked

OFF 10Mbps connection

ORANGE 100Mbps connection

Data activity GREEN 1Gbps connection

Ready to wake up from

S5 mode

_

Speed LED

_

ACT/LINK

LED

SPEED

LED

LAN port

4.

Line In port (light blue).

This port connects to the tape, CD, DVD player, or other audio sources.

5. Line Out port (lime). This port connects to a headphone or a speaker. In the 4.1, 5.1, and 7.1-channel configurations, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.

6. Microphone port (pink).

This port connects to a microphone.

Refer to the audio configuration table on the next page for the function of the audio ports in

2.1, 4.1, 5.1, or 7.1-channel configuration.

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Audio 2.1, 4.1, 5.1, or 7.1-channel configuration

Port

Light Blue (Rear panel)

Lime (Rear panel)

Pink (Rear panel)

Lime (Front panel)

Headset

2.1-channel

Line In

Line Out

Mic In

-

4.1-channel 5.1-channel 7.1-channel

Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out Rear Speaker Out

Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out Front Speaker Out

Mic In Bass/Center Bass/Center

Side Speaker Out

To configure a 7.1-channel audio output:

Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support a 7.1-channel audio output.

7. USB 2.0 ports.

These 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for USB 2.0/1.1 devices.

8. USB 3.0 ports . These 9-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for USB 3.0/2.0 devices.

• We strongly recommend that you connect USB 3.0 devices to USB 3.0 ports for faster and better performance from your USB 3.0 devices.

• Due to the design of the Intel ® 100 series chipset, all USB devices connected to the

USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports are controlled by the xHCI controller. Some legacy USB devices must update their firmware for better compatibility.

9. 5Gb/s Type C USB port . This Universal Serial Bus (USB) Type C port is for Type C

USB mobile or peripheral devices.

10. DVI-D port. This port is for any DVI-D compatible device. DVI-D can’t be converted to output RGB Signal to CRT and isn’t compatible with DVI-I.

Multi-VGA output supports up to three displays under Windows ® OS environment, two displays under BIOS, and one display under DOS.

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1.7.2 Internal connectors

1. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM)

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.

COM

RXD DTR DSR CTS

PIN 1

DCD TXD GND RTS

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B150-PLUS Serial port (COM) connector

The COM module is purchased separately.

2. CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 4-pin CHA_FAN 1/2)

Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector

A

A

CPU_FAN

B

CHA_FAN2

GND

CHA FAN PWR

CHA FAN IN

+5V

B

C

C

CHA_FAN1

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B150-PLUS Fan connectors

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! The CPU_FAN connector supports a CPU fan of maximum 1A (12 W) fan power.

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3. USB 3.0 connector (20-1 pin USB3_12)

This connector allows you to connect a USB 3.0 module for additional USB 3.0 front or rear panel ports. With an installed USB 3.0 module, you can enjoy all the benefits of

USB 3.0 including faster data transfer speeds of up to 5 Gbps, faster charging time for

USB-chargeable devices, optimized power efficiency, and backward compatibility with

USB 2.0.

USB3_12

IntA_P2_D+ IntA_P2_D- GND IntA_P2_SSTX+ IntA_P2_SSTX- GND IntA_P2_SSRX+ IntA_P2_SSRX- USB3+5V

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PIN 1

IntA_P1_D+ IntA_P1_D-

IntA_P1_SSTX+ IntA_P1_SSTXIntA_P1_SSRX+ IntA_P1_SSRX-

B150-PLUS USB3.0 Front panel connector

The USB 3.0 module is purchased separately.

4. USB 2.0 connector (10-1 pin USB1112)

This connector is for the USB 2.0 port. Connect the USB module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.

This USB connector complies with USB 2.0 specifications and supports up to 480Mbps connection speed.

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USB1112

B150-PLUS

USB+5V USB_P11- USB_P11+ GND NC

PIN 1

USB_P12- USB_P12+

B150-PLUS USB2.0 connector

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

The USB 2.0 module is purchased separately.

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5. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 8-pin EATX12V)

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.

B150-PLUS

A

B

A

EATX12V

+12V DC +12V DC +12V DC +12V DC

GND GND GND GND

PIN 1

+3 Volts

+12 Volts

+12 Volts

+5V Standby

Power OK

GND

+5 Volts

GND

+5 Volts

GND

+3 Volts

+3 Volts

PIN 1

B

EATXPWR

GND

+5 Volts

+5 Volts

+5 Volts

-5 Volts

GND

GND

GND

PSON#

GND

-12 Volts

+3 Volts

B150-PLUS ATX power connectors

• For a fully configured system, we recommend that you use a power supply unit

(PSU) that complies with ATX 12 V Specification 2.0 (or later version) and provides a minimum power of 350 W.

• DO NOT forget to connect the 4-pin/8-pin ATX +12V power plug. Otherwise, the system will not boot up.

• We recommend that you use a PSU with higher power output when configuring a system with more power-consuming devices or when you intend to install additional devices. The system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate.

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6. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)

This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports either HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of the front panel audio I/O module cable to this connector.

AAFP

AGND NC SENSE1_RETUR AGND NC NC

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PIN 1

PORT1 L PORT1 R PORT2 R

HD-audio-compliant pin definition

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Legacy AC’97 compliant definition

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

• If you want to connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this connector, set the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD]. If you want to connect an AC’97 front panel audio module to this connector, set the item to [AC97]. By default, this connector is set to [HD].

7. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)

This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port. Connect the S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.

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SPDIFOUT GND

PIN 1

SPDIF_OUT

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The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.

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8. System panel connector (20-5 pin PANEL)

This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.

+PWR_LED-

PANEL

PWR_SW SPEAKER

B150-PLUS PIN 1

PLED+ PLED- PWRBTN# GND +5V GND GND Speaker

HDD_LED+ HDD_LED-

+HDD_LEDRESET +PWR_LED-

* Requires an ATX power supply

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• System power LED (4-pin +PWR_LED-)

This 4-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.

• Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin +HDD_LED-)

This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity LED cable to this connector. The HDD LED lights up or flashes when data is read from or written to the HDD.

• System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)

This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.

• ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWR_SW)

This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending on the operating system settings. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF.

• Reset button (2-pin RESET)

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

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9. Intel ® B150 Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA6G_1~6)

These connectors connect to Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 6.0

Gb/s signal cables.

A

SATA6G_5

B150-PLUS

A

SATA6G_1

GND

RSATA_TXP1

RSATA_TXN1

GND

RSATA_RXN1

RSATA_RXP1

GND

RSATA_TXP5 RSATA_TXN5 RSATA_RXN5 RSATA_RXP5

SATA6G_3

B

SATA6G_2

GND

RSATA_TXP2

RSATA_TXN2

GND

RSATA_RXN2

RSATA_RXP2

GND

B150-PLUS Intel ® SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors

B

SATA6G_6

RSATA_TXP6 RSATA_TXN6 RSATA_RXN6 RSATA_RXP6

SATA6G_4

When using hot-plug and NCQ, set the SATA Mode Selection item in the BIOS to [AHCI].

10. M.2 socket 3

This socket allows you to install an M.2 (NGFF) SSD module.

M.2(SOCKET3)

B150-PLUS

B150-PLUS M.2(SOCKET3)

This socket supports M Key and 2242/2260/2280 storage devices.

The M.2 (NGFF) SSD module is purchased separately.

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1.8 Software support

1.8.1 Installing an operating system

This motherboard supports Windows ® 7 (32-bit / 64-bit), Windows ® 8.1 (64-bit) and Windows

10 (64-bit) Operating Systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize the features of your hardware.

®

Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Refer to your OS documentation for detailed information.

1.8.2 Support DVD information

The Support DVD that comes with the motherboard package contains the drivers, software applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard features.

The contents of the Support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the

ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.

To run the Support DVD

Place the Support DVD into the optical drive. If Autorun is enabled in your computer, the DVD automatically displays the lists of the unique features of your ASUS motherboard. Click the

Driver , Utilities , Manual , or Special tabs to display their respective menus.

The following screen is for reference only.

Click an icon to display a tab

Click to install

Tick an item and click Install to install it

If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the Support DVD to locate the file Setup.exe in the root folder. Double-click the Setup.exe to run the DVD.

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2.1

BIOS information

2

Managing and updating your BIOS

Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a USB flash disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS

Update utility.

2.1.1 EZ Update

EZ Update is a utility that allows you to automatically update your motherboard’s softwares, drivers and the BIOS version easily. With this utlity, you can also manually update the saved

BIOS and select a boot logo when the system goes into POST.

To launch EZ Update, click EZ Update on the AI Suite 3 main menu bar.

Click to automatically update your motherboard’s driver, software and firmware

Click to find and select the BIOS from file

Click to select a boot logo

Click to update the BIOS

EZ Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an ISP (Internet

Service Provider).

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2.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 3

The ASUS EZ Flash 3 feature allows you to update the BIOS without using an OS‑based utility.

• Ensure that you load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit menu. See section

2.10 Exit Menu for details.

• Check your Internet connection before updating the BIOS via the Internet.

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To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 3:

1. Enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select

ASUS EZ Flash 3 Utility and press <Enter> to enable it.

2. Follow the steps below to update the BIOS via USB or Internet.

Via USB a) Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port, then select by USB .

b) Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive field.

c) Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest

BIOS, and then press <Enter>. d) Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.

e) Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file, and then press <Enter> to perform the BIOS update process.

Via the Internet a) Select by Internet .

b) Press the Left/Right arrow keys to select an Internet connection method, and then press <Enter>.

c) Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the update.

3. Reboot the system when the update process is done.

• ASUS EZ Flash 3 supports USB devices, such as a USB flash disk, with FAT 32/16 format and single partition only.

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

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2.1.3 ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility

The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can restore a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support DVD or a USB flash drive that contains the updated BIOS file.

• Before using this utility, rename the BIOS file in the removable device into

B150PLUS.CAP

.

• The BIOS file in the support DVD may not be the latest version. Download the latest

BIOS file from the ASUS website at www.asus.com.

Recovering the BIOS

To recover the BIOS:

1. Turn on the system.

2. Insert the support DVD to the optical drive or the USB flash drive that contains the

BIOS file to the USB port.

3. The utility automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file. When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and enters ASUS EZ Flash 3 utility automatically.

4. The system requires you to enter BIOS Setup to recover BIOS settings. To ensure system compatibility and stability, we recommend that you press <F5> to load default

BIOS values.

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

2.1.4 ASUS BIOS Updater

ASUS BIOS Updater allows you to update the BIOS in DOS environment.

The screen captures used in this section are for reference only and may not be exactly the same as actually shown on your computer screen.

Before updating BIOS

Prepare the motherboard support DVD and a USB flash drive.

Download the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater from http://support.asus.com

and save them in your USB flash drive.

NTFS is not supported under FreeDOS environment. Ensure that your USB flash drive is in single partition and in FAT32/16 format.

Turn off the computer.

Ensure that your computer has a DVD optical drive.

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Booting the system in DOS environment

To boot the system in DOS:

1. Insert the USB flash drive with the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater to the USB port.

2. Boot your computer then press <F8> to launch the select boot device screen.

3. When the select boot device screen appears, insert the Support DVD into the optical drive then select the optical drive as the boot device.

Please select boot device:

 and  to move selection

ENTER to select boot device

ESC to boot using defaults

P2: ST3808110AS (76319MB) aigo miniking (250MB)

UEFI: (FAT) ASUS DRW-2014L1T(4458MB)

P1: ASUS DRW-2014L1T(4458MB)

UEFI: (FAT) aigo miniking (250MB)

Enter Setup

4. When the booting message appears, press <Enter> within five (5) seconds to enter

FreeDOS prompt.

ISOLINUX 3.20 2006-08-26 Copyright (C) 1994-2005 H. Peter Anvin

A Bootable DVD/CD is detected. Press ENTER to boot from the DVD/CD.

If no key is pressed within 5 seconds, the system will boot next priority device automatically. boot:

5. On the FreeDOS prompt, type d: then press <Enter> to switch the disk from Drive C

(optical drive) to Drive D (USB flash drive).

Welcome to FreeDOS (http://www.freedos.org)!

C:/> d:

D:/>

Updating the BIOS file

To update the BIOS file:

1. On the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /pc /g and press <Enter>.

D:/> bupdater /pc /g

2. On the BIOS Updater screen, press <Tab> to switch from Files panel to Drives panel then select D: .

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Drives panel

BOARD:

VER:

DATE:

ASUSTeK BIOS Updater for DOS V1.31 [2014/01/01]

Current ROM

B150-PLUS

0303

PATH: C:\

(H :00 B :00)

09/21/2015

Update ROM

BOARD: Unknown

VER: Unknown

DATE: Unknown

C:

D:

FORMAN~1 <DIR>

B150PLUS.CAP 16779264 2015-09-21 21:14:34

Note

[Enter] Select or Load [Tab] Switch [V] Drive Info

[Up/Down/Home/End] Move [Esc] Exit

Files panel

3. Press <Tab> to switch from Drives panel to Files panel then press <Up/Down or Home/

End> keys to select the BIOS file and press <Enter>.

4. After the BIOS Updater checks the selected BIOS file, select Yes to confirm the BIOS update.

Are you sure you want to update the BIOS?

Yes No

The BIOS Backup feature is not supported due to security regulations.

5. Select Yes then press <Enter>. When BIOS update is done, press <ESC> to exit BIOS

Updater.

6. Restart your computer.

DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failaure.

Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit BIOS menu. See section 2.10 Exit

Menu for details.

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2.2 BIOS setup program

Use the BIOS Setup program to update the BIOS or configure its parameters. The BIOS screens include navigation keys and brief online help to guide you in using the BIOS Setup program.

Entering BIOS Setup at startup

To enter BIOS Setup at startup:

Press <Delete> or <F2> during the Power‑On Self Test (POST). If you do not press <Delete> or <F2>, POST continues with its routines.

Entering BIOS Setup after POST

To enter BIOS Setup after POST:

Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> simultaneously.

Press the reset button on the system chassis.

Press the power button to turn the system off then back on. Do this option only if you failed to enter BIOS Setup using the first two options.

Using the power button, reset button, or the <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> keys to force reset from a running operating system can cause damage to your data or system. We recommend you always shut down the system properly from the operating system.

• 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 at www.asus.com

to download the latest BIOS file for this motherboard.

• Ensure that a USB mouse is connected to your motherboard if you want to use the mouse to control the BIOS setup program.

• If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS setting, load the default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Optimized

Defaults item under the Exit menu or press hotkey F5. See section 2.10 Exit Menu for details.

• If the system fails to boot after changing any BIOS setting, try to clear the CMOS and reset the motherboard to the default value. See section 1.6 Headers for information on how to erase the RTC RAM.

BIOS menu screen

The BIOS setup program can be used under two modes: EZ Mode and Advanced Mode .

Press <F7> to change between the two modes.

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EZ Mode

By default, the EZ Mode screen appears when you enter the BIOS setup program. The EZ

Mode provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to select the display language, system performance mode, fan profile and boot device priority. To access the Advanced Mode, click Advanced Mode(F7) or press <F7>.

The default screen for entering the BIOS setup program can be changed. Refer to the

Setup Mode item in section 2.8 Boot menu for details.

Displays the CPU/motherboard temperature, CPU voltage output,

CPU/chassis fan speed, and SATA information

Selects the display language of the BIOS setup program

Displays the CPU Fan’s speed.

Click the button to manually tune the fans

Loads optimized default settings

Saves the changes and resets the system

Shows the bootable devices

Displays the

Advanced mode menus

Search on

FAQs

Selects the boot device priority

The boot device options vary depending on the devices you installed to the system.

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Advanced Mode

The Advanced Mode provides advanced options for experienced end‑users to configure the

BIOS settings. The figure below shows an example of the Advanced Mode . Refer to the following sections for the detailed configurations.

To access the EZ Mode, click EzMode(F7) or press <F7>.

Q-Fan control

MyFavorite

Language

Menu bar

Quick Note

Hot Keys

2‑8

Sub-menu item

Menu items

General help Configuration fields

Last modified settings Scroll bar

Goes back to

EZ Mode

Search on

FAQs

Displays the CPU temperature and memory voltage output

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Menu bar

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

My Favorites

Main

Ai Tweaker

Advanced

Monitor

Boot

Tool

Exit

For saving the frequently‑used system settings and configuration

For changing the basic system configuration

For changing the overclocking settings

For changing the advanced system settings

For displaying the system temperature, power status, and changing the fan settings

For changing the system boot configuration

For configuring options for special functions

For selecting the exit options and loading default settings

Menu items

The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. For example, selecting Main shows the Main menu items.

The other items (My Favorites, Ai Tweaker, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on the menu bar have their respective menu items.

Submenu items

A greater than sign (>) before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a submenu. To display the submenu, select the item and press <Enter>.

Language

This button above the menu bar contains the languages that you can select for your BIOS.

Click this button to select the language that you want to display in your BIOS screen.

MyFavorite (F3)

This button above the menu bar shows all BIOS items in a Tree Map setup. Select frequently‑ used BIOS settings and save it to MyFavorites menu.

Refer to section 2.3 My Favorites for more information.

Q-Fan Control (F6)

This button above the menu bar displays the current settings of your fans. Use this button to manually tweak the fans to your desired settings.

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Search on FAQ

Move your mouse over this button to show a QR code. Scan this QR code with your mobile device to connect to the ASUS BIOS FAQ web page. You can also scan the QR code below.

Quick Note (F9)

This button above the menu bar allows you to key in notes of the activities that you have done in BIOS.

• The Quick Note function does not support the following keyboard functions: delete, cut, copy and paste.

• You can only use the alphanumeric characters to enter your notes.

Hot keys

This button above the menu bar contains the navigation keys for the BIOS setup program.

Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.

Scroll bar

A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that do not fit on the screen. Press the Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> / <Page Down> keys to display the other items on the screen.

General help

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

<F12> key to capture the BIOS screen and save it to the removable storage device.

Configuration fields

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

A configurable field is highlighted when selected. To change the value of a field, select it and press <Enter> to display a list of options.

Last Modified button

This button shows the items that you last modified and saved in BIOS Setup.

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2.3 My Favorites

MyFavorites is your personal space where you can easily save and access your favorite

BIOS items.

Adding items to My Favorites

To add BIOS items:

1. Press <F3> on your keyboard or click

Setup Tree Map screen.

from the BIOS screen to open

2. On the Setup Tree Map screen, select the BIOS items that you want to save in

MyFavorites screen.

Main menu panel

Selected shortcut items

Submenu panel

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3. Select an item from main menu panel, then click the submenu that you want to save as favorite from the submenu panel and click .

You cannot add the following items to My Favorite items:

• User‑managed items such as language and boot order

4. Click Exit (ESC) or press <esc> key to close Setup Tree Map screen.

5. Go to My Favorites menu to view the saved BIOS items.

2.4 Main menu

The Main menu screen appears when you enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS Setup program. The Main menu provides an overview of the basic system information and allows you to set the system date, time, language, and security settings.

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2.5 Ai Tweaker menu

The Ai Tweaker menu items allow you to configure overclocking‑related items.

Be cautious when changing the settings of the Ai Tweaker menu items. Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.

The configuration options for this section vary depending on the CPU and DIMM model you installed on the motherboard.

Scroll down to display other BIOS items.

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2.6 Advanced menu

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

Be cautious when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.

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2.7 Monitor menu

The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change the fan settings.

Scroll down to display the other BIOS items.

2.8 Boot menu

The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.

Scroll down to display the other BIOS items.

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2.9 Tool menu

The Tool menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the submenu.

2.10 Exit menu

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

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Appendix

Notices

Federal Communications Commission Statement

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

• This device may not cause harmful interference.

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

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

• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

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

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

The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.

IC: Canadian Compliance Statement

Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS

210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment regulations.

This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Cut appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.

Cet appareil est conforme aux normes CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada. Le fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes :

(1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interférences et

(2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil.

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A-2

IC: Canadian Compliance Statement

Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS

210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian interference-causing equipment regulations.

This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.

Cut appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.

Cet appareil est conforme aux normes CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada. Le fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes :

(1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interférences et

(2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil.

Canadian Department of Communications Statement

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.

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

VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement

Class B ITE

KC: Korea Warning Statement

Appendices

REACH

Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of

Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at

ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.

DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.

DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal waste.

ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services

ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for detailed recycling information in different regions.

Regional notice for California

WARNING! This product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

Google™ License Terms

Copyright© 2016 Google Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the “License”); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at: http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the

License is distributed on an “AS IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF

ANY KIND, either express or implied.

See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the

License.

ASUS B150-PLUS A-3

A-4

English ASUSTeK Computer Inc. hereby declares that this device is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of related Directives. Full text of EU declaration of conformity available at: www.asus.com/support

Français AsusTek Computer Inc. déclare par la présente que cet appareil est conforme aux critères essentiels et autres clauses pertinentes des directives concernées. La déclaration de conformité de l’UE peut être téléchargée à partir du site Internet suivant : www.asus.com/support.

Deutsch ASUSTeK Computer Inc. erklärt hiermit, dass dieses Gerät mit den wesentlichen Anforderungen und anderen relevanten Bestimmungen der zugehörigen Richtlinien übereinstimmt. Der gesamte Text der EU-

Konformitätserklärung ist verfügbar unter: www.asus.com/support

Italiano ASUSTeK Computer Inc. con la presente dichiara che questo dispositivo è conforme ai requisiti essenziali e alle altre disposizioni pertinenti con le direttive correlate. Il testo completo della dichiarazione di conformità

UE è disponibile all’indirizzo: www.asus.com/support

Русский Компания ASUS заявляет, что это устройство соответствует основным требованиям и другим соответствующим условиям соответствующих директив. Подробную информацию, пожалуйста, смотрите на www.asus.com/support

Български С настоящото ASUSTeK Computer Inc. декларира, че това устройство е в съответствие със съществените изисквания и другите приложими постановления на свързаните директиви. Пълният текст на декларацията за съответствие на ЕС е достъпна на адрес: www.asus.com/support

Hrvatski ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ovim izjavljuje da je ovaj uređaj sukladan s bitnim zahtjevima i ostalim odgovarajućim odredbama vezanih direktiva.

Cijeli tekst EU izjave o sukladnosti dostupan je na: www.asus.com/support

Čeština Společnost ASUSTeK Computer Inc. tímto prohlašuje, že toto zařízení splňuje základní požadavky a další příslušná ustanovení souvisejících směrnic. Plné znění prohlášení o shodě EU je k dispozici na adrese: www.asus.com/support

Dansk ASUSTeK Computer Inc. erklærer hermed, at denne enhed er i overensstemmelse med hovedkravene og andre relevante bestemmelser i de relaterede direktiver. Hele EU-overensstemmelseserklæringen kan findes på: www.asus.com/support

Nederlands ASUSTeK Computer Inc. verklaart hierbij dat dit apparaat voldoet aan de essentiële vereisten en andere relevante bepalingen van de verwante richtlijnen. De volledige tekst van de EU-verklaring van conformiteit is beschikbaar op: www.asus.com/support

Eesti Käesolevaga kinnitab ASUSTeK Computer Inc, et see seade vastab asjakohaste direktiivide oluliste nõuetele ja teistele asjassepuutuvatele sätetele. EL vastavusdeklaratsiooni täielik tekst on saadaval järgmisel aadressil: www.asus.com/support

Suomi ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ilmoittaa täten, että tämä laite on asiaankuuluvien direktiivien olennaisten vaatimusten ja muiden tätä koskevien säädösten mukainen. EU-yhdenmukaisuusilmoituksen koko teksti on luettavissa osoitteessa: www.asus.com/support

Ελληνικά Με το παρόν, η AsusTek Computer Inc. δηλώνει ότι αυτή η

συσκευή συμμορφώνεται με τις θεμελιώδεις απαιτήσεις και άλλες σχετικές

διατάξεις των Οδηγιών της ΕΕ. Το πλήρες κείμενο της δήλωσης συμβατότητας

είναι διαθέσιμο στη διεύθυνση: www.asus.com/support

Magyar Az ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ezennel kijelenti, hogy ez az eszköz megfelel a kapcsolódó Irányelvek lényeges követelményeinek és egyéb vonatkozó rendelkezéseinek. Az EU megfelelőségi nyilatkozat teljes szövege innen letölthető: www.asus.com/support

Latviski ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ar šo paziņo, ka šī ierīce atbilst saistīto

Direktīvu būtiskajām prasībām un citiem citiem saistošajiem nosacījumiem.

Pilns ES atbilstības paziņojuma teksts pieejams šeit: www.asus.com/support

Lietuvių „ASUSTeK Computer Inc.“ šiuo tvirtina, kad šis įrenginys atitinka pagrindinius reikalavimus ir kitas svarbias susijusių direktyvų nuostatas. Visą

ES atitikties deklaracijos tekstą galima rasti: www.asus.com/support

Norsk ASUSTeK Computer Inc. erklærer herved at denne enheten er i samsvar med hovedsaklige krav og andre relevante forskrifter i relaterte direktiver. Fullstendig tekst for EU-samsvarserklæringen finnes på: www.asus.com/support

Polski Firma ASUSTeK Computer Inc. niniejszym oświadcza, że urządzenie to jest zgodne z zasadniczymi wymogami i innymi właściwymi postanowieniami powiązanych dyrektyw. Pełny tekst deklaracji zgodności UE jest dostępny pod adresem: www.asus.com/support

Português A ASUSTeK Computer Inc. declara que este dispositivo está em conformidade com os requisitos essenciais e outras disposições relevantes das Diretivas relacionadas. Texto integral da declaração da UE disponível em: www.asus.com/support

Română ASUSTeK Computer Inc. declară că acest dispozitiv se conformează cerinţelor esenţiale şi altor prevederi relevante ale directivelor conexe. Textul complet al declaraţiei de conformitate a Uniunii Europene se găseşte la: www.asus.com/support

Srpski ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ovim izjavljuje da je ovaj uređaj u saglasnosti sa osnovnim zahtevima i drugim relevantnim odredbama povezanih

Direktiva. Pun tekst EU deklaracije o usaglašenosti je dostupan da adresi: www.asus.com/support

Slovensky Spoločnosť ASUSTeK Computer Inc. týmto vyhlasuje, že toto zariadenie vyhovuje základným požiadavkám a ostatým príslušným ustanoveniam príslušných smerníc. Celý text vyhlásenia o zhode pre štáty EÚ je dostupný na adrese: www.asus.com/support

Slovenščina ASUSTeK Computer Inc. izjavlja, da je ta naprava skladna z bistvenimi zahtevami in drugimi ustreznimi določbami povezanih direktiv.

Celotno besedilo EU-izjave o skladnosti je na voljo na spletnem mestu: www.asus.com/support

Español Por la presente, ASUSTeK Computer Inc. declara que este dispositivo cumple los requisitos básicos y otras disposiciones pertinentes de las directivas relacionadas. El texto completo de la declaración de la UE de conformidad está disponible en: www.asus.com/support

Svenska ASUSTeK Computer Inc. förklarar härmed att denna enhet överensstämmer med de grundläggande kraven och andra relevanta föreskrifter i relaterade direktiv. Fulltext av EU-försäkran om

överensstämmelse finns på: www.asus.com/support

Українська ASUSTeK Computer Inc. заявляє, що цей пристрій відповідає основним вимогам та іншим відповідним положенням відповідних

Директив. Повний текст декларації відповідності стандартам ЄС доступний на: www.asus.com/support

Türkçe AsusTek Computer Inc., bu aygıtın temel gereksinimlerle ve ilişkili

Yönergelerin diğer ilgili koşullarıyla uyumlu olduğunu beyan eder. AB uygunluk bildiriminin tam metni şu adreste bulunabilir: www.asus.com/support

Bosanski ASUSTeK Computer Inc. ovim izjavljuje da je ovaj uređaj usklađen sa bitnim zahtjevima i ostalim odgovarajućim odredbama vezanih direktiva.

Cijeli tekst EU izjave o usklađenosti dostupan je na: www.asus.com/support

Appendices

ASUS contact information

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.

Address

Telephone

Fax

Web site

4F, No. 150, Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei 112, Taiwan

+886-2-2894-3447

+886-2-2890-7798 www.asus.com

Technical Support

Telephone

Fax

Online support

+86-21-38429911

+86-21-5866-8722, ext. 9101# http://qr.asus.com/techserv

ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)

Address

Telephone

Fax

Web site

800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA

+1-510-739-3777

+1-510-608-4555 http://www.asus.com/us/

Technical Support

Support fax

Telephone

Online support

+1-812-284-0883

+1-812-282-2787 http://qr.asus.com/techserv

ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)

Address

Fax

Web site

Online contact

Harkort Str. 21-23, 40880 Ratingen, Germany

+49-2102-959931 http://www.asus.com/de http://eu-rma.asus.com/sales

Technical Support

Telephone

Support Fax

Online support

+49-2102-5789555

+49-2102-959911 http://qr.asus.com/techserv

ASUS B150-PLUS A-5

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DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)

Responsible Party Name:

Asus Computer International

Address: 800 Corporate Way, Fremont

Phone/Fax No: (510)739-3777/(510)608-4555 hereby declares that the product

, CA 94539.

Product Name : Motherboard

Model Number : B150-PLUS

Conforms to the following specifications:

FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators

Supplementary Information:

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Representative Person’s Nam e : Steve Chang / President

Signature :

Date : Oct. 21, 2015

Ver. 140331

Appendices

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Key Features

  • Intel LGA 1151 (Socket H4) Intel® Celeron®, Intel® Pentium®
  • PC ATX Intel® B150 Realtek ALC887 7.1 channels
  • DDR4-SDRAM 4 DIMM Non-ECC Maximum internal memory: 64 GB
  • SATA III
  • Quad-GPU CrossFireX
  • BIOS type: UEFI AMI 16 Mbit ACPI version: 5.0 Clear CMOS jumper
  • Gigabit Ethernet

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