Motherboard
H81M-C R2.0
E9045
First Edition
March 2014
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Contents
Safety information................................................................................................ 4
About this guide.................................................................................................... 4
Package contents.................................................................................................. 6
H81M-C R2.0 specifications summary................................................................. 6
Chapter 1:
Product introduction
1.1
Before you proceed...............................................................................1-1
1.2
Motherboard overview.........................................................................1-2
1.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)..............................................................1-4
1.4
System memory....................................................................................1-7
1.5
Expansion slots.................................................................................. 1-10
1.6Jumpers.............................................................................................. 1-12
1.7Connectors......................................................................................... 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....................................................................................... 2-10
2.4
Main menu.......................................................................................... 2-11
2.5
Ai Tweaker menu................................................................................ 2-13
2.6
Advanced menu................................................................................. 2-22
2.7
Monitor menu..................................................................................... 2-30
2.8
Boot menu.......................................................................................... 2-33
2.9
Tools menu......................................................................................... 2-38
2.10
Exit menu............................................................................................ 2-39
Appendices
Notices.................................................................................................................41
ASUS contact information..................................................................................43
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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 user guides
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 fo the BIOS parameters are also provided.
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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 guide.
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
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key>
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign
means that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter
or Return key.
<Key1> + <Key2> +
<Key3>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the
key names are linked with a plus sign (+).
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Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
ASUS H81M-C R2.0 motherboard
Cables
2 x Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s cables
Accessories
1 x I/O Shield
Application DVD
Support DVD
Documentation
User Guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
H81M-C R2.0 specifications summary
CPU
LGA1150 socket for 4th Generation Intel® CoreTM i7/i5/i3, Pentium®, and
Celeron® Processors
Supports Intel® 22nm 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.
Chipset
Memory
Intel® H81 Express Chipset
2 x DIMM, max. 16GB, DDR3 1600 / 1333 / 1066 MHz, non-ECC, unbuffered memory*
Dual-channel memory architecture
* Refer to www.asus.com for the latest Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List).
**When you install a total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit operating
system may only recognize less than 3GB. We recommend a maximum of 3GB system
memory if you are using a Windows® 32-bit operating system.
Graphics
Expansion slots
Storage
Audio
Multi-VGA output support: D-SUB, DVI-D ports
- Supports DVI-D with max.resolution of 1920 x 1200 @60Hz
- Supports D-SUB with max. resolution of 1920 x 1200 @60Hz
Maximum shared memory of 1024 MB
1 x PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot
2 x PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
1 x PCI slot
Intel® H81 Express Chipset:
- 2 x Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s connector
- 2 x Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s connector
Realtek® ALC887 7.1-channel Audio CODEC
- Supports jack-detection, multi-streaming, front panel jackrestasking
* Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support a 7.1-channel audio
output.
LAN
Realtek 8111G PCIe Gigabit LAN controller
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H81M-C R2.0 specifications summary
USB
ASUS unique
features
Intel® H81 Express Chipset
- 2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports at back panel
- 8 x USB2.0/1.1 ports (4 ports at midboard, 4 ports at back panel)
ASUS EZ DIY
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS MyLogo 2
ASUS Exclusive Features
- ASUS ESD Guards - Enhanced ESD protection
- ASUS High-Quality 5K-Hour Solid Capacitors - 2.5x long lifespan
with excellent durability
- ASUS Stainless Steel Back I/O - 3x more durable corrosion-resistant
coating
- ASUS GPU Boost
- ASUS USB 3.0 Boost
- ASUS Network iControl
- ASUS AI Suite 3
- ASUS AI Charger
- ASUS Anti-surge
- ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode featuring friendly graphics user interface
- ASUS EPU
ASUS Quiet Thernal Solution
- ASUS FAN Xpert
100% Solid Capacitors
ASUS Webstorage
Special Features
100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
Rear panel I/O
ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse port (green)
1 x DVI port
1 x RGB port
1 x LPT port
1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
3 x Audio jacks support 8-channel audio output
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H81M-C R.20 specifications summary
Internal
connectors
BIOS features
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connectors support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
2 x SATA 6.0 Gb/s connectors
2 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors
1 x CLRTC jumper
1 x 4-pin CPU fan connector
1 x 4-pin Chassis fan connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector (AAFP)
1 x System panel connector
1 x Speaker connector
1 x TPM Header
1 x COM connector
1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
64 Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI v2.0, WfM2.0, SM BIOS v2.7, ACPI
v2.0a, SLP3.0, EUP-ready
Manageability
WOL, PXE, PME Wake up
Support DVD
Drivers
ASUS utilities
EZ Update
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Operating
System
Support
Form factor
Windows® 8 / Windows® 7
uATX form factor: 9.6”x 7” (24.4cm x 17.8cm)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Product introduction
1.1
Before you proceed
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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.
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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.
Place this side
towards the rear of
the chassis
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1.2.3
Motherboard layout
1
2
17.8cm(7.0in)
3
3
4
CPU_FAN
KBMS
DIGI
+VRM
LAN_USB34
24.4cm(9.6in)
DDR3 DIMM_B1 (64bit, 240-pin module)
USB3456
EATXPWR
LGA1150
VGA
LPT
DDR3 DIMM_A1 (64bit, 240-pin module)
DVI
ATX12V
CHA_FAN
1
BATTERY
AUDIO
H81M-C R2.0
COM
PCIEX16_1
RTL
8111G
64Mb
BIOS
PCIEX1_1
Super
I/O
PCIEX1_2
ALC
887-VD2
Intel®
H81
ASM
1083
SPEAKER
PCI1
TPM
SATA3G_1
SATA3G_2
F_PANEL
USB910
SATA6G_1 SATA6G_2
USB1112
AAFP
6
CLRTC
13 12
11
10
9
8
7
Connectors/Jumpers/Slots/LED
1. ATX power connectors (24-pin ATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
2. CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 4-pin CHA_FAN)
3. Intel® LGA1150 CPU socket
4. DDR3 DIMM slots
5. Intel® H81 Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s connector (7-pin SATA3G_1~2)
6. Speaker connector (4-pin SPEAKER)
7. Intel® H81 Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s connector (7-pin SATA6G_1~2)
8. System panel connector (10-1 pin F_PANEL)
9. Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
10. USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB910, USB1112) 11. TPM header (20-1 pin TPM)
12. Serial port connectors (10-1 pin COM)
13. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
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1.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
This motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA1150 socket designed for the Intel® 4th/5th
generation Core™ i7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i3, Pentium® , and Celeron® processors.
H81M-C R2.0
H81M-C R2.0 CPU socket LGA1150
Unplug all power cables before installing the CPU.
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•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, ensure that the PnP cap is on the socket
and the socket contacts are not bent. Contact your retailer immediately if the
PnP cap is missing, or if you see any damage to the PnP cap/socket contacts/
motherboard components. ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the
damage is shipment/transit-related.
•
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 LGA1150 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.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.3.1
Installing the CPU
1
A
B
3
2
4
C
5
A
B
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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.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
1
2
A
B
B
A
3
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To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan assembly
2
1
A
B
B
A
1.4
System memory
1.4.1Overview
This motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMM)
sockets.
DIMM_A1
DIMM_B1
A DDR3 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR2 DIMM but is notched differently to
prevent installation on a DDR2 DIMM socket. DDR3 modules are developed for better performance
with less power consumption.
H81M-C R2.0
Channel
Channel A
Channel B
Sockets
DIMM_A1
DIMM_B1
H81M-C R2.0 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets
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1.4.2
Memory configurations
You may install 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB unbuffered non-ECC DDR3 DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.
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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.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimal compatibility, we
recommend that you install memory modules of the same version or date code
(D/C) from the same vendor. Check with the retailer to get the correct memory
modules.
•
Memory module with memory frequency higher than 2133 MHz and its
corresponding timing or the loaded XMP Profile is not the JEDEC memory
standard. The stability and compatibility of these memory modules depend on
the CPU's capabilities and other installed devices. •
Due to Intel® chipset limitation, DDR3 1600 MHz and higher memory modules
on XMP mode will run at the maximum transfer rate of DDR3 1600 MHz.
•
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 3GB system memory if you are using a 32-bit Windows® OS.
- Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more on the
motherboard.
•
This motherboard does not support DIMMs made up of 512Mb (64MB) chips or
less.
•
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 2.4 Ai Tweaker menu
for manual memory frequency adjustment.
•
For system stability, use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a
full memory load (2 DIMMs) or overclocking condition.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.4.3
Installing a DIMM
To install a DIMM
1
2
3
To remove a DIMM
B
A
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.
1.6.3
PCI Express 2.0 x1 slots
This motherboard supports PCI Express 2.0 x1 network cards, SCSI cards, and other cards that
comply with the PCI Express specifications.
1.6.4
PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot
This motherboard has a PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 slot that supports PCI Express 3.0/2.0 x16 graphic
cards complying with the PCI Express specifications.
PCIe 3.0 speed is supported by Intel® 3rd generation Core™ processors.
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IRQ assignments for this motherboard
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
PCIEx16
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
PCIEx1_1
PCIEx1_2
Realtek 8111F controller
–
–
shared
–
–
shared
–
–
–
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
shared
USB2.0 controller 1
–
–
–
–
–
–
USB2.0 controller 2
HD audio
SATA controller 1
SATA controller 2
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
shared
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
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shared
shared
–
–
–
–
–
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1.6Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin 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 CMOS, which include system
setup information such as system passwords.
CLRTC
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1
2
2
3
Normal
(Default)
Clear RTC
H81M-C R2.0 Clear RTC RAM
To erase the RTC RAM:
1.
Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2.
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.
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
re-enter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default
position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
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•
If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and move the
jumper 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.
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1.7Connectors
1.7.1
Rear panel connectors
1
11
10
9
5 6
4
3
2
7
8
1.
PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
2.
Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner, or other
devices.
3.
USB 2.0 ports. These 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for USB 2.0/1.1
devices.
4.
LAN (RJ-45) port. This port allows 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
No link
Linked
Data activity
Ready to wake up
from S5 mode
Activity Link
LED
Speed LED
Status
Description
OFF
10Mbps connection
ORANGE 100Mbps connection
GREEN
1Gbps connection
Speed
LED
LAN port
5.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects to the tape, CD, DVD player, or other
audio sources.
6.
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.
7.
Microphone port (pink). This port connects to a microphone.
Refer to the audio configuration table 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
4.1-channel
5.1-channel
7.1-channel
Line In
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Line Out
Mic In
-
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
-
Front Speaker Out
Bass/Center
-
Front Speaker Out
Bass/Center
Side Speaker Out
To configure a 7.1-channel audio output:
•
8.
9.
Use a chassis with HD audio module in the front panel to support a 7.1-channel
audio output.
USB 3.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 9-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for
USB 3.0 devices.
•
DO NOT connect a keyboard / mouse to any USB 3.0 port when installing
Windows® operating system.
•
Due to USB 3.0 controller limitations, USB 3.0 devices can only be used under a
Windows® OS environment and after USB 3.0 driver installation.
•
USB 3.0 devices can only be used for data storage.
•
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.
Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) port. This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor or
other VGA-compatible devices.
10. DVI-D port. This port is for any DVI-D compatible device. DVI-D cannot be
converted to output RGB Signal to CRT and is not compatible with DVI-I.
When you use a DVI-to-HDMI adapter, set the DVI Port Audio item to [Enabled]
in Advanced > System Agent Configuration > DVI Port Audio of the BIOS Setup
program and uninstall then reinstall the VGA driver to get an audio output.
11. PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
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1.7.2
1. Internal connectors
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 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.
GND
GND
ATX12V
H81M-C R2.0
+12V DC
+12V DC
PIN 1
EATXPWR
+3 Volts
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
GND
+5 Volts
GND
+5 Volts
GND
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
GND
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
-5 Volts
GND
GND
GND
PSON#
GND
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
PIN 1
H81M-C R2.0 ATX power connectors
•
For a fully configured system, we recommend that you use a power supply unit
(PSU) that complies with ATX 12V Specification 2.0 (or later version) and provides
a minimum power of 350W.
•
DO NOT forget to connect the 4-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.
•
If you are uncertain about the minimum power supply requirement for your
system, refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at http://
support.asus.com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us
for details.
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2.
TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
This connector supports a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which securely store keys,
digital certificates, passwords and data. A TPM system also helps enhance network security,
protect digital identities, and ensures platform integrity.
SB_SUS_STAT
GND
+3VSB
SMBSCL
LAD0
+3V
LAD3
PCIRST#
FRAME
PCICLK
TPM
PIN 1
GND
RESET
GPIO
SERIRQ
SMBSDA
GND
LAD1
LAD2
PWROWN
H81M-C R2.0
H81M-C R2.0 TPM Connector
The TPM module is purchased separately.
3.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
NC
AGND
NC
NC
SENSE2_RETUR
AGND
NC
SENSE1_RETUR
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
HD-audio-compliant
pin definition
PIN 1
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
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PORT1 L
PORT1 R
PORT2 R
SENSE_SEND
PORT2 L
PIN 1
Legacy AC’97
compliant definition
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•
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]. See section 2.6.7 Onboard
Devices Configuration for details.
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4.Intel® H81 Serial ATA 6.0Gb/s connector (7-pin SATA6G_1~2 [yellow])
This connector connects to Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 6.0 Gb/s signal
cables.
SATA6G_2
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXP2
GND
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
RSATA_TXN1
RSATA_TXP1
GND
SATA6G_1
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H81M-C R2.0 SATA 6.0Gb/s connectors
• You must install Windows. XP Service Pack 3 or later version before using Serial ATA
hard disk drives.
• When using hot-plug and NCQ, set the SATA Mode Selection item in the BIOS to
[AHCI]. See section 2.6.3 SATA Configuration for details.
5.Intel® H81 Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s connector (7-pin SATA3G_1~2)
This connector connects to Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s hard disk drives via Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s signal
cables.
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
SATA3G_1
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXP2
GND
SATA3G_2
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H81M-C R2.0 SATA 3.0Gb/s connectors
• You must install Windows. XP Service Pack 3 or later version before using Serial ATA
hard disk drives.
• When using hot-plug and NCQ, set the SATA Mode Selection item in the BIOS to
[AHCI].
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6. CPU and chassis fan connectors (4-pin CPU_FAN, 4-pin CHA_FAN)
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.
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
CPU_FAN
CHA_FAN
+5V
CHA FAN IN
CHA FAN PWR
GND
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H81M-C R2.0 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.
Only the 4-pin CPU fan supports the ASUS Fan Xpert 2 feature.
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7.
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB910, USB1112)
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 specifications and supports up to 480Mbps connection
speed.
USB1112
PIN 1
PIN 1
USB+5V
USB_P12USB_P12+
GND
H81M-C R2.0
USB+5V
USB_P10USB_P10+
GND
USB+5V
USB_P9USB_P9+
GND
NC
USB+5V
USB_P11USB_P11+
GND
NC
USB910
H81M-C R2.0 USB2.0 connectors
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
The USB 2.0 module is purchased separately.
8.
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.
PIN 1
DCD
TXD
GND
RTS
RI
RXD
DTR
DSR
CTS
COM
H81M-C R2.0
H81M-C R2.0 Serial port connectors
The COM module is purchased separately.
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9.
System panel connector (10-1 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
F_PANEL
PWR_LED+
PWR_LEDPWR
GND
+PWR LED PWR BTN
HDD_LED+
HDD_LEDGround
HWRST#
(NC)
PIN 1
H81M-C R2.0
+HDD_LED
RESET
H81M-C R2.0 System panel connector
•
System power LED (2-pin PWR_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis power LED cable to
this connector. The system power LED lights up when you turn on the system power, and
blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
•
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.
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWR_BTN)
This connector is for the system power button.
•
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.
10.
Speaker connector (4-pin SPEAKER)
The 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The speaker allows
you hear system beeps and warnings.
+5V
GND
GND
Speaker Out
SPEAKER
H81M-C R2.0
PIN 1
H81M-C R2.0 System panel connector
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1.8
Software support
1.8.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® XP / Windows® Vista / Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 Operating
Systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize the
features of your hardware.
1.8.2
•
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Refer to your OS
documentation for detailed information.
•
Ensure that you install Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later versions / Windows®
Vista Service Pack 1 or later versions before installing the drivers for better
compatibility and system stability.
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 Specials screen. Click Drivers, Utilities, Make Disk, Manual, and Contact
tabs to display their respective menus.
The following screen is for reference only.
Click an icon to
display Support DVD/
motherboard information
Click an item to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled on your computer, browse the contents of the Support
DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE
to run the DVD.
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BIOS information
2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
2
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 2
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without using an OS‑based utility.
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website at www.
asus.com.
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
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1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port.
2.
Enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select ASUS
EZ Flash Utility and press <Enter> to enable it.
3.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive field.
4.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS, and
then press <Enter>.
5.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.
6.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file, and then press <Enter> to perform the
BIOS update process. Reboot the system when the update process is done.
•
This function supports USB flash disks formatted using FAT32/16 on a single partition only.
•
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select
the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit menu. .
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot
failure!
Chapter 2: BIOS information
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
H81M-C-R2.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 2 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
The ASUS BIOS Updater allows you to update BIOS in a DOS environment. This utility also allows
you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as a backup when the BIOS fails or gets corrupted
during the updating process.
The succeeding utility screens are for reference only. The actual utility screen displays may not be
same as shown.
Before updating BIOS
1.
Prepare the motherboard support DVD and a USB flash drive formatted using FAT32/16 on a
single partition.
2.
Download the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater from the ASUS website at
http://support.asus.com and save them on the USB flash drive.
NTFS is not supported under DOS environment. Do not save the BIOS file and BIOS Updater to a
hard disk drive or USB flash drive in NTFS format.
3.
Turn off the computer and disconnect all SATA hard disk drives (optional).
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Booting the system to a DOS environment
1.
Insert the DOS-bootable USB flash drive with the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater to your
computer’s USB port.
2.
Boot your computer. When the ASUS Logo appears, press <F8> to show the BIOS Boot
Device Select Menu.
3. Select the optical drive as the boot device. The DOS screen appears.
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using BIOS Updater:
1.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /pc /g and press <Enter>.
2.
The BIOS Updater screen appears as below.
ASUSTek BIOS Updater for DOS V1.30
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3.
Press <Tab> to switch between screen fields and use the <Up/Down/Home/End> keys
to select the BIOS file and press <Enter>. BIOS Updater checks the selected BIOS file and
prompts you to confirm BIOS update.
4.
Select Yes and press <Enter>. When BIOS update is done, press <ESC> to exit BIOS Updater.
Restart your computer.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure!
•
For BIOS Updater version 1.30 or later, the utility automatically exits to the DOS prompt after
updating BIOS.
•
Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select
the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit menu. Refer to section 2.10 Exit menu for
details.
•
Ensure to connect all SATA hard disk drives after updating the BIOS file if you have
disconnected them.
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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> during the Power-On Self Test (POST). If you do not press <Delete>, POST
continues with its routines.
Entering BIOS Setup after POST
To enter BIOS Setup after POST:
•
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 Jumpers 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. You
can change modes from the Exit menu or from the Exit/Advanced Mode button in the EZ Mode/
Advanced Mode screen.
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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 and boot device priority. To access the Advanced Mode, click
Exit/Advanced Mode, then select Advanced Mode or press F7 for the advanced BIOS settings.
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,
and CPU/chassis fan speed
Selects the
Advanced mode
functions
Selects the display language of
the BIOS setup program
Normal mode
ASUS Optimal
mode
Displays the
Advanced mode
menus
Power saving
mode
Exits the BIOS setup program without saving
the changes, saves the changes and resets the
system, or enters the Advanced Mode
Loads
optimized
default
Displays the system
properties of the selected
mode on the right hand
side
•
The boot device options vary depending on the devices you installed to the system.
•
The Boot Menu(F8) button is available only when the boot device is installed to the system.
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 Exit, then select ASUS EZ Mode or press F7.
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Back button
Menu items
Submenu item
Menu bar
Configuration fields
Pop-up window
General help
Navigation keys
Last modified
settings
Quick note
Scroll bar
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
My Favorites
Main
For saving the frequently-used system settings and configuration
For changing the basic system configuration
Ai Tweaker
For changing the overclocking settings
Advanced
Boot
For changing the advanced system settings
For displaying the system temperature, power status, and changing the fan
settings
For changing the system boot configuration
Tool
Exit
For configuring options for special functions
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
Monitor
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 (Ai Tweaker, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on the menu bar have their
respective menu items.
Back button
This button appears when entering a submenu. Press <Esc> or use the USB mouse to click this
button to return to the previous menu screen.
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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>.
Pop-up window
Select a menu item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the configuration options
for that item.
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.
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of the menu screen are the navigation keys for the BIOS setup program.
Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.
For the navigation key, it’s only available in English. If you delete the default shortcuts, they will
appear on your next system bootup.
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item.
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.
Quick Note button
This button allows you to enter 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 English letters to type your notes.
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 frequently-used BIOS items to My Favorites:
1.
Use the arrow keys to select an item that you want to add. When using a mouse, hover the
pointer to the item.
2.
Press <F4> on your keyboard or right-click on your mouse to add the item to My Favorites
page.
You cannot add the following items to My Favorites:
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•
Items with submenu options
•
User-configurable items such as language and boot device order
•
Configuration items such as Memory SPD Information, system time and date
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2.4
Main menu
The Main menu screen appears when you enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS Setup program.
The Main menu provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to set
the system date, time, language, and security settings.
2.4.1
System Language [English]
Allows you to choose the BIOS language version from the options. Configuration options: [English]
[Español] [Русский] [한국어]
2.4.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
2.4.3
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
2.4.4Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
•
If you have forgotten your BIOS password, erase the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM to
clear the BIOS password. See section 1.6 Jumpers for information on how to erase the RTC
RAM.
•
The Administrator or User Password items on top of the screen show the default Not
Installed. After you set a password, these items show Installed.
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Administrator Password
If you have set an administrator password, we recommend that you enter the administrator
password for accessing the system. Otherwise, you might be able to see or change only selected
fields in the BIOS setup program.
To set an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press <Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps as in changing an administrator
password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear the
password, the Administrator Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
User Password
If you have set a user password, you must enter the user password for accessing the system.
The User Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a
password, this item shows Installed.
To set a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press <Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the user password, follow the same steps as in changing a user password, but press <Enter>
when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear the password, the User Password
item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
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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 the other items.
Target CPU Turbo-Mode Speed : xxxxMHz
Displays the target CPU Turbo-Mode speed.
Target DRAM Speed : xxxxMHz
Displays the target DRAM speed.
Target Cache Speed : xxxxMHz
Displays the target Cache speed.
Target DMI/PEG Clock : xxxxMHz
Displays the target DMI/PEG clock.
Target CPU Graphics Speed : xxxxMHz
Displays the target iGPU speed.
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2.5.1
CPU Core Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU core ratio automatically or manually.
[Auto]
Sets all CPU Core Ratio to Intel® CPU default settings automatically.
[Sync All Cores]
Allows you to set CPU Core Ratio settings for all cores.
[Per Core]
Allows you to set CPU Core Ratio individually.
The following items appear only when you set the CPU Core Ratio to [Sync All Cores] or [Per
Core].
1-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
Allows you to set the 1-Core Ratio Limit. Select [Auto] to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio
setting or manually assign a 1-Core Ratio Limit value that is higher than or equal to the
2-Core Ratio Limit.
2-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
This item becomes configurable only when you set CPU Core Ratio to [Per Core] and allows
you to set the 2-Core Ratio Limit. Select [Auto] to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting
or manually assign a 2-Core Ratio Limit value that is higher than or equal to the 3-Core Ratio
Limit. 1-Core Limit must not be set to [Auto].
3-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
This item becomes configurable only when you set CPU Core Ratio to [Per Core] and allows
you to set the 3-Core Ratio Limit. Select [Auto] to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting
or manually assign a 3-Core Ratio Limit value that is higher than or equal to the 4-Core Ratio
Limit. 1-Core/2-Core Ratio Limit must not be set to [Auto].
4-Core Ratio Limit [Auto]
This item becomes configurable only when you set CPU Core Ratio to [Per Core] and allows
you to set the 4 Core Ratio Limit. Select [Auto] to apply the CPU default Turbo Ratio setting
or manually assign a 4-Core Ratio Limit value that is higher than or equal to the 3-Core Ratio
Limit. 1-Core/2-Core/3-Core Limit must not be set to [Auto].
2.5.2
Min CPU Cache Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the uncore ratio of the processor to its possible minimum value. Configuration
options: [Auto] [1] ~ [30].
2.5.3
Max CPU Cache Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the uncore ratio of the processor to its possible maximum value. Configuration
options: [Auto] [1] ~ [30].
2.5.4
BCLK Frequency : DRAM Frequency Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to set the BCLK frequency to DRAM frequency ratio.
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[Auto]
DRAM frequency is set to the optimized settings.
[100:133]
The BCLK frequency to DRAM frequency ratio is set to 100:133.
[100:100]
The BCLK frequency to DRAM frequency ratio is set to 100:100.
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2.5.5
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the memory operating frequency. The configuration options vary with the BCLK/
PEG Frequency item settings.
Selecting a very high memory frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default setting.
2.5.6
Max. CPU Graphics Ratio [Auto]
[Auto]
The iGPU frequency is set to its optimized setting depending on the system
loading.
[Manaul]
Use the <+> or <-> keys to adjust the optimal iGPU frequency value. The
frequency may vary depending on the system loading.
2.5.7
GPU Boost [As is]
Allows you to enable the GPU Boost to accelerate the integrated GPU for extreme graphics
performance. Configuration options: [As is] [Enabled].
2.5.8
EPU Power Saving Mode [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the EPU power saving function. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Disabled] [Enabled]
2.5.9
DRAM Timing Control
The subitems in this menu allow you to set the DRAM timing control features. Use the <+> and <->
keys to adjust the value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the keyboard and press the
<Enter> key.
Changing the values in this menu may cause the system to become unstable! If this happens,
revert to the default settings.
Primary Timings
DRAM CAS# Latency [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [31 DRAM Clock]
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [31 DRAM Clock]
DRAM RAS# PRE Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [31 DRAM Clock]
DRAM RAS# ACT Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [63 DRAM Clock]
DRAM COMMAND Rate [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] [2 DRAM Clock] [3 DRAM Clock]
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Secondary Timings
DRAM RAS# to RAS# Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
DRAM REF Cycle Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [511 DRAM Clock]
DRAM Refresh Interval [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [65535 DRAM Clock]
DRAM WRITE Recovery Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [16 DRAM Clock]
DRAM READ to PRE Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
DRAM FOUR ACT WIN Time [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [255 DRAM Clock]
DRAM WRITE to READ Delay [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
DRAM CKE Minimum pulse width [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
DRAM CAS# Write Latency [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [31 DRAM Clock]
RTL IOL control
DRAM RTL Initial Value [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [63 DRAM Clock]
DRAM RTL (CHA) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [63 DRAM Clock]
DRAM RTL (CHB) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [63 DRAM Clock]
DRAM IO-L (CHA) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Delay 1 Clock] - [Delay 15 Clock]
DRAM IO-L (CHB) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [Delay 1 Clock] - [Delay 15 Clock]
Third Timings
tRDRD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tRDRD_dr [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
tRDRD_dd [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
tWRRD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [63 DRAM Clock]
tWRRD_dr [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
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tWRRD_dd [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
tWRWR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [7 DRAM Clock]
tWRWR_dr [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
tWRWR_dd [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [15 DRAM Clock]
Dec_WRD [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1]
tRDWR [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [31 DRAM Clock]
tRDWR_dr [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [31 DRAM Clock]
tRDWR_dd [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1 DRAM Clock] – [31 DRAM Clock]
MISC
MRC Fast Boot [Auto]
Allows you to enable, disable or automatically set the MRC fast boot.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enable] [Disable]
DRAM CLK Period [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1] – [14]
Channel A DIMM Control [Enable Bot...]
Configuration options: [Enable Both DIMMS] [Disable DIMM0] [Disable DIMM1] [Disable Both
DIMMS]
Channel B DIMM Control [Enable Bot...]
Configuration options: [Enable Both DIMMS] [Disable DIMM0] [Disable DIMM1] [Disable Both
DIMMS]
Scrambler Setting [Optimized ...]
Configuration options: [Optimized (ASUS)] [Default (MRC)]
2.5.10
CPU Power Management
The subitems in this menu allow you to set the CPU ratio and features.
Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology (EIST).
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
[Enabled]
The operating system dynamically adjusts the processor voltage and core
frequency which may result in decreased average consumption and decreased
average heat production.
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Turbo Mode [Enabled]
Allows you to enable your core processor’s speed to run faster than the marked frequency in a
specific condition. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
•
Turbo Mode is only available on selected CPU models only.
•
The following first three items appear only when you set the Turbo Mode to [Enabled].
Turbo Mode Parameters
Long Duration Package Power Limit [Auto]
Allows you to limit the turbo ratio’s long duration package power.
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Package Power Time Window [Auto]
Allows you to set the package power time window.
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Short Duration Package Power Limit [Auto]
Allows you to limit the turbo ratio’s long duration power.
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
CPU Integrated VR Current Limit [Auto]
Allows you to limit the CPU Integrated VR current
Use <+> and <-> key to adjust the value.
CPU Internal Power Switching Frequency
Frequency Tuning Mode [Auto]
Allows you to set the frequency tuning mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [+]
[-]
CPU Internal Power Fault Control
Thermal Feedback [Auto]
When enabled, it allows CPU to take precautionary actions when the thermal of
the external regulator exceeds the limit.Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
[Enabled]
CPU Integrated VR Fault Management [Auto]
Allows you to manage the CPU Integrated VR fault. Configuration options: [Auto]
[Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Internal Power Configuration
CPU Integrated VR Efficiency Management [Auto]
Allows you to manage the CPU integrated VR efficiency. Configuration options:
[Auto] [High Performance] [Balanced]
Power Decay Mode [Auto]
Enable to improve power saving on the Fully Integrated Voltage Regulator as
the processor enters low current mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Idle Power-in Response [Auto]
Allows you to set the idle power-in response. Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [Fast]
Idle Power-out Response [Auto]
Allows you to set the idle power-out response. Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [Fast]
Power Current Slope [Auto]
Allows you to set the power current slope. Configuration options: [Auto] [Level -4] ~ [Level 4].
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Power Current Offset [Auto]
Allows you to set the power current offset. Configuration options: [Auto] [100%] [87.5%]
[75%] [62.5%] [50%] [37.5%] [25%] [12.5%] [0%] [-12.5%] [-25%] [-37.5%] [-50.0%] [-62.5%]
[-75%] [-87.5%] [-100%]
Power Fast Ramp Response [Auto]
Allows you to increase to enhance the response of the voltage regulator during the load
transient. Configurations: [Auto] [0.00] - [1.50].
CPU Internal Power Saving Control
Power Saving Level 1 Threshhold [Auto]
Allows you to set the power saving level 1 threshhold.
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Power Saving Level 2 Threshhold [Auto]
Allows you to set the power saving level 2 threshhold.
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
Power Saving Level 3 Threshhold [Auto]
Allows you to set the power saving level 3 threshhold.
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value.
2.5.11
CPU Core Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to configure the amount of voltage fed to the cores of the processor. Increase the
amount of voltage when increasing core frequency. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual Mode]
[Offset Mode]
CPU Core Voltage Override [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Manual Mode] and allows you to set
the CPU core voltage override. The values range from 0.001V to 1.920V with a 0.001V interval.
Offset Mode Sign [+]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Offset Mode] and allows you to set
the offset mode sign. Configuration options: [+] [-]
CPU Core Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Core Voltage to [Offset Mode] and allows you
to set the CPU core voltage offset. The values range from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V
interval.
2.5.12
CPU Cache Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the CPU cache voltage. Increase the cache voltage when increasing the
ring frequency. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual Mode] [Offset Mode].
CPU Cache Voltage Override [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Cache Voltage to [Manual Mode] and allows you to
set the CPU cache voltage override. The values range from 0.001V to 1.920V with a 0.001V interval.
Offset Mode Sign [+]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Cache Voltage to [Offset Mode] and allows you to set
the offset mode sign. Configuration options: [+] [-]
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CPU Cache Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Cache Voltage to [Offset Mode] and allows you
to set the CPU cache voltage offset. The values range from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V
interval.
2.5.13
CPU Graphics Voltage [Auto]
This item allows you to set the CPU graphics voltage. Increase the graphics voltage when increasing
the iGPU frequency. Configuration options: [Auto] [Manual Mode] [Offset Mode] [Adaptive Mode].
CPU Graphics Voltage Override [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Graphics Voltage to [Manual Mode] and allows you
to set the CPU graphics voltage override. The values range from 0.001V to 1.920V with a 0.001V
interval.
Offset Mode Sign [+]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Graphics Voltage to [Offset Mode] or [Adaptive Mode]
and allows you to set the offset mode sign. Configuration options: [+] [-]
CPU Graphics Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Graphics Voltage to [Offset Mode] or [Adaptive
Mode] and allows you to set the CPU graphics voltage offset. The values range from 0.001V
to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval.
Additional Turbo Mode CPU Graphics Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Graphics Voltage to [Adaptive Mode] and allows you
to set the additional turbo mode CPU graphics voltage. The values range from 0.001V to 1.920V
with a 0.001V interval.
Total Adaptive Mode CPU Graphics Voltage [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the CPU Graphics Voltage to [Adaptive Mode] and allows you
to set the total adaptive mode CPU graphics voltage. The values range from 0.001V to 1.920V with
a 0.001V interval.
2.5.14
CPU System Agent Voltage Offset Mode Sign [+]
This item allows you to set the CPU system agent voltage offset mode sign. Configuration options:
[+] [-].
CPU System Agent Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item allows you to set the CPU system agent voltage offset. Increase the value when increasing
DRAM frequency. The values range from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval.
2.5.15
CPU Analog I/O Voltage Offset Mode Sign [+]
This item allows you to set the CPU analog I/O voltage offset mode sign. Configuration options: [+]
[-].
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CPU Analog I/O Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item allows you to set the CPU analog I/O voltage offset. Increase the value when increasing
DRAM frequency. The values range from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval.
.5.16
CPU Digital I/O Voltage Offset Mode Sign [+]
This item allows you to set the CPU digital I/O voltage offset mode sign. Configuration options: [+]
[-].
CPU Digital I/O Voltage Offset [Auto]
This item allows you to set the CPU digital I/O voltage offset. Increase the value when increasing
DRAM frequency. The values range from 0.001V to 0.999V with a 0.001V interval.
2.5.17
SVID Control [Auto]
Disabling SVID Support stops the processor from commmunicating with the external voltage
regulator. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled].
2.5.18
•
We recommend that you disable this function when overclocking.
•
The following item appears only when you set SVID Support to [Enabled].
DRAM Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM Voltage. The values range from 1.500V to 1.650V with a 0.05V interval.
According to Intel CPU specifications, DIMMs with voltage requirement over 1.65V may damage
the CPU permanently. We recommend that you install the DIMMs with the voltage requirement
below 1.65V.
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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.
2.6.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically detects.
The items shown in submenu may be different due to the CPU you installed.
Intel® Adaptive Thermal Monitor [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the overheated CPU to throttle its clock speed to cool down.
[Disabled]
Disables the CPU thermal monitor function.
Active Processor Cores [All]
Allows you to choose the number of CPU cores to activate in each processor package. Configuration
options: [All] [1] [2] [3]
Limit CPUID Maximum [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Allows legacy operating systems to boot even without support for CPUs with
extended CPUID functions.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
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[Enabled]
Enables the No-Execution Page Protection Technology.
[Disabled]
Forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero (0).
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Intel Virtualization Technology [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Allows a hardware platform to run multiple operating systems separately and
simultaneously, enabling one system to virtually function as several systems.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Allows a hardware platform to automatically analyze the requirements and
prefetch data and codes for the CPU.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Allows a hardware platform to perform adjacent cache line prefetching.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
Boot performance mode [Max Non-Tu...]
This item allows you to select the boot performance mode. Configuration options: [Max Non-Turbo
Performance] [Max battery] [Turbo Performance]
CPU Power Management Configuration
This item allows you to manage and configure the CPU’s power.
EIST [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep Technology (EIST).
[Disabled]
The CPU runs at its default speed.
[Enabled]
The operating system controls the CPU speed.
Turbo Mode [Enabled]
Allows you to set the processor cores to run faster than the marked frequency in a specific
condition. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Turbo Mode is only available on selected CPU models only.
CPU C states [Auto]
[Auto]
Automatic configuration.
[Enabled]
Enables the CPU C states.
[Disabled]
Disables the CPU C states.
The following items appear only when you set the CPU C states to [Enabled].
Enhanced C1 state [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enables enhanced C1 state.
[Disabled]
Disables enhanced C1 state.
CPU C3 Report [Enabled]
Allows you to disable or enable the CPU C3 report to OS. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
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CPU C6 report [Enabled]
Allows you to disable or enable the CPU C6 report to OS. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
C6 Latency [Short]
Allows you to choose short or long latency for C6. Configuration options: [Short] [Long]
CPU C7 report [CPU C7s]
Allows you to disable or enable the CPU C7 report to OS. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[CPU C7] [CPU C7s]
C7 Latency [Long]
Allows you to choose short or long latency for C6. Configuration options: [Short] [Long]
Package C State Support [Auto]
Allows you to disable or enable the whole C-State package support. Configuration options:
[Auto] [Enabled] [C0/C1] [C2] [C3] [C6] [CPU C7] [CPU C7s]
2.6.2
PCH Configuration
PCI Express Configuration
DMI Link ASPM Control [Auto]
Allows you to control the Active State Power Managemennt on both NB and SB side of the
DMI Link. Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
ASPM Support [Disabled]
Allows you to set the ASPM support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] [L0s] [L1]
L0sL1].
PCIe Speed [Auto]
Allows you to select the PCI Express port speed. Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1] [Gen2]
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Intel® Rapid Start Technology. Configuration options:
[Enabled] [Disabled]
The following items appear only when you set the Intel® Rapid Start Technology to [Enabled].
Entry on S3 RTC Wake [Enabled]
The system automatically wakes up and set to Rapid Start Technology S4 mode.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Entry After [x]
Allows you to set the wake-up time.The values range from 0 (immediately) to 120.
Active Page Threshold Support [Enabled]
The system automatically set itself to sleep when the partition size is not enough for Rapid
Start Technology to work. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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Active Memory Threshold [0]
Key in the value for the additional partition size for Rapid Start Technology to work.
Ensure that the caching partition size is larger than the total memory size.
Hybrid Hard Disk Support [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable hybrid hard disk support.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Intel® Smart Connect Technology [Disabled]
ISCT Support [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ISCT support. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
2.6.3
SATA Configuration
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. The SATA Port
items show Not Present if no SATA device is installed to the corresponding SATA port.
SATA Mode Selection [AHCI]
Allows you to set the SATA configuration.
[Disabled]
Disables the SATA function.
[IDE]
Set to [IDE] when you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as Parallel ATA
physical storage devices.
[AHCI]
Set to [AHCI] when you want the SATA hard disk drives to use the AHCI
(Advanced Host Controller Interface). The AHCI allows the onboard storage
driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that increases storage
performance on random workloads by allowing the drive to internally optimize
the order of commands.
Aggressive LPM Support [Auto]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [AHCI] and allows you to enable or
disable PCH entering link power state aggressively. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
[Enabled]
IDE Legacy / Native Mode Selection [Native]
This item appears only when you set the SATA Mode Selection item to [IDE]. Configuration options:
[Native] [Legacy]
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check [Enabled]
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitor system. When read/
write of your hard disk errors occur, this feature allows the hard disk to report warning messages
during the POST. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Hot Plug [Disabled]
These items appear only when you set the SATA Mode Selection item to [AHCI] and allow you to
enable/disable SATA Hot Plug Support. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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System Agent Configuration
VT-d [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable VT-d function on MCH. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU Audio Device [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable CPU SA Audio Device. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Graphics Configuration
Allows you to select a primary display from iGPU, and PCIe graphical devices.
Primary Display [Auto]
Allows you to select which of the iGPU/PCIE Graphics device should be the Primary Display.
Configuration options: [Auto] [iGPU] [PCIE] [PCI]
iGPU Memory [Auto]
Allows you to select the amount of system memory allocated to DVMT 5.0 used by the
iGPU. Configuration options: [Auto] [32M] [64M] [96M] [128M] [160M] [192M] [224M] [256M]
[288M][320M] [352M] [384M] [416M] [448M] [480M] [512M] [1024M]
Render Standby [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable Intel® Graphics Render Standby support to reduce iGPU
power use when the system is idle. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
iGPU Multi-Monitor [Disabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to empower both integrated and discrete graphics for multiplemonitor output. The iGPU shared system memory size will be fixed at 64MB.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DMI Configuration
Allows you to control various DMI functions.
DMI Gen 2 [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable DMI Gen 2. Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled]
[Disabled]
NB PCIe Configuration
Allows you to configure the NB PCI Express settings.
PCIEX16_1 Link Speed [Auto]
Allows you to configure the PCIEX16_1 speed. Configuration options: [Auto] [Gen1] [Gen2]
DMI Link ASPM Control [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the control of Active State Power Management on SA side of
the DMI Link. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [L0s] [L1] [L0sL1]
PEG - ASPM [Disabled]
Allows you to control ASPM support for the PEG Device. The setting takes no effect if PEG is
not the active device at present. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto] [ASPM L0s] [ASPM
L1] [ASPM L0sL1]
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Memory Configuration
Memory Scrambler [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable Memory Scrambler support.
Memory Remap [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable remapping the memory above 4GB.
[Enabled]
Enables the function.
[Disabled]
2.6.5
Disables this function.
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the USB-related features.
The USB Devices item shows the auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the item
shows None.
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
[Disabled]
The USB devices can be used only for the BIOS setup program.
[Enabled]
Enables the support for USB devices on legacy operating systems (OS).
[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.
Intel xHCI Mode [Smart Auto]
[Smart Auto]
Enables the operation of xHCI controller.
[Auto]
Keeps the last operation of xHCI controller in OS during bootup.
[Enabled]
Enables the function.
[Disabled]
Disables the function.
EHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off feature.
[Disabled]
Disables the function.
USB Single Port Control
USB3_1~2 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable an individual USB port. Refer to the section 1.2.3
Motherboard layout in this user guide for the locations of the USB ports. Configuration
options: [Enabled] [Disabled].
USB_3~6, 9~12 [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable an individual USB port. Refer to the section 1.2.3
Motherboard layout in this user guide for the locations of the USB ports. Configuration
options: [Enabled] [Disabled].
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2.6.6
Platform Misc Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to configure the Platform Misc.
PCI Express Native Power Management [Disabled]
Allows you to enhance the power saving feature of PCI Express and perform ASPM operations in the
operating system. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Native ASPM [Disabled]
The item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows you to enable or
disable ASPM. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
2.6.7
Onboard Devices Configuration
HD Audio Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the HD Audio Device.
[Disabled]
Disables the HD Audio Device.
The following two items appear only when you set the HD Audio Controller item to [Enabled].
Front Panel Type [HD]
Allows you to set the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97 or high-definition
audio depending on the audio standard that the front panel audio module supports.
[HD]
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to high definition audio.
[AC97]
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97
Realtek LAN Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the Realtek LAN controller.
[Disabled]
Disables the controller.
Realtek PXE Option Rom [Disabled]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows you to enable
or disable the PXE OptionRom of the Realtek LAN controller. Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Serial Port Configuration
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the serial port configuration.
Serial Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the serial port (COM).Configuration options: [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Change Settings [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4]
This item appears only when you set the Serial Port to [Enabled] and allows you to select
the Serial Port base address. Configuration options: [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4] [IO=2F8h; IRQ=3]
[IO=3E8h; IRQ=4] [IO=2E8h; IRQ=3]
Parallel Port Configuration
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the parallel port configuration.
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Parallel Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the parallel port (LPT/LPTE).
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
The following items appear only when you set the Parallel Port Configuration item to [Enabled].
Change Settings [Auto]
Allows you to select an optimal setting for Super I/O devices. Configuration options:
[Auto] [IO=378h; IRQ=5;] [IO=378h; IRQ=5,6,7,9,10,11,12;] [IO=278h; IRQ=5,6,7,9,10,11,12;]
[IO=3BCh; IRQ=5,6,7,9,10,11,12;]
Device Mode [STD Printe...]
Allows you to select the Printer Port mode. Configuration options: [STD Printer Mode] [SPP
Mode] [EPP-1.9 and SPP Mode] [EPP-1.7 and SPP Mode] [ECP Mode] [ECP and EPP 1.9 Mode]
[ECP and EPP 1.7 Mode]
2.6.8APM
Restore AC Power Loss [Power Off]
[Power On]
The system goes into on state after an AC power loss.
[Power Off]
The system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
[Last State]
The system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state was before
the AC power loss.
Power On By PCIE/PCI [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Disables the PCIE/PCI devices to generate a wake-on-LAN feature of the Intel®/
Realtek LAN device.
[Enabled]
Enables the PCIE/PCI devices to generate a wake-on-LAN feature of the Intel®/
Realtek LAN device.
Power On By Ring [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Disables Ring to generate a wake event.
[Enabled]
Enables Ring to generate a wake event.
Power On By RTC [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Disables RTC to generate a wake event.
[Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date (Days) and Hour/Minute/
Second will become user-configurable with set values.
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2.6.9
Network Stack Configuration
Network Stack [Disabled]
This item allows user to disable or enable the UEFI network stack. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
The following two items appear only when you set the previous item to [Enabled].
Ipv4 PXE Support [Enabled]
This item allows user to disable or enable the Ipv4 PXE Boot support. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled]
This item allows user to disable or enable the Ipv6 PXE Boot support. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [Enabled]
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 items.
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2.7.1
CPU Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU temperature. Select
Ignore if you do not wish to display the detected temperature.
2.7.2
CPU / Chassis Fan Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU / chassis fan speeds in
rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the field shows N/A.
Select Ignore if you do not wish to display the detected speed.
2.7.3
CPU Input Voltage (VCCIN), 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V
Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard
voltage regulators. Select Ignore if you do not want to detect this item.
2.7.4
CPU Q-Fan Control [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Disables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
[Enabled]
Enables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
CPU Fan Speed Low Limit [200 RPM]
This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature and allows you to disable or
set the CPU fan warning speed.
Configuration options: [Ignore] [100RPM] [200RPM] [300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM]
CPU Fan Profile [Standard]
This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature and allows you to set the
appropriate performance level of the CPU fan.
[Standard]
Sets to [Standard] to make the CPU fan automatically adjust depending on the
CPU temperature.
[Silent]
Sets to [Silent] to minimize the fan speed for quiet CPU fan operation.
[Turbo]
Sets to [Turbo] to achieve maximum CPU fan speed.
[Manual]
Sets to [Manual] to assign detailed fan speed control parameters.
The following four items appear only when you set CPU Fan Profile to [Manual].
CPU Upper Temperature [70]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the upper limit of the CPU temperature. The values range
from 20ºC to 75ºC.
CPU Fan Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the maximum CPU fan duty cycle. The values range from
20% to 100%. When the CPU temperature reaches the upper limit, the CPU fan will operate at
the maximum duty cycle.
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CPU Lower Temperature [20]
Displays the lower limit of the CPU temperature.
CPU Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [20]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the minimum CPU fan duty cycle. The values range from
20% to 100%. When the CPU temperature is under the lower limit, the CPU fan will operate at
the minimum duty cycle.
2.7.5
Chassis Q-Fan Control [Enabled]
[Disabled]
Disables the Chassis Q-Fan control feature.
[Enabled]
Enables the Chassis Q-Fan control feature.
Chassis Fan Speed Low Limit [600 RPM]
This item appears only when you enable the Chassis Q-Fan Control feature and allows you to
disable or set the chassis fan warning speed.
Configuration options: [Ignore] [200RPM] [300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM] [600 RPM]
Chassis Fan Profile [Standard]
This item appears only when you enable the Chassis Q-Fan Control feature and allows you to set the
appropriate performance level of the chassis fan.
[Standard]
Sets to [Standard] to make the chassis fan automatically adjust depending on
the chassis temperature.
[Silent]
Sets to [Silent] to minimize the fan speed for quiet chassis fan operation.
[Turbo]
Sets to [Turbo] to achieve maximum chassis fan speed.
[Manual]
Sets to [Manual] to assign detailed fan speed control parameters.
The following four items appear only when you set Chassis Fan Profile to [Manual].
Chassis Upper Temperature [70]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the upper limit of the chassis temperature. The values
range from 40ºC to 75ºC.
Chassis Fan Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the maximum chassis fan duty cycle. The values range
from 60% to 100%. When the chassis temperature reaches the upper limit, the chassis fan
will operate at the maximum duty cycle.
Chassis Lower Temperature [40]
Displays the lower limit of the chassis temperature.
Chassis Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [60]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the minimum chassis fan duty cycle. The values range
from 60% to 100%. When the chassis temperature is under 40ºC, the chassis fan will operate
at the minimum duty cycle.
2.7.6
Anti Surge Support [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the Anti Surge function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.8
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.
Scroll down to display the other items.
2.8.1
Fast Boot [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Select to accelerate the boot speed.
[Disabled]
Select to go back to normal boot.
The following five items appear when you set Fast Boot to [Enabled].
SATA Support [All Devices]
[All Devices]All devices connected to SATA ports will be available during POST.
This process will extend the POST time.
[Hard Drive Only]Only hard drives connected to SATA ports will be detected during
POST. Any hardware change will disable fast boot.
[Boot Drive Only]Only boot drive connected to SATA ports will be detected during
POST. Any hardware change will disable fast boot.
USB Support [Partial In...]
[Disabled]All USB devices will not be available until OS boot up for a fastest
POST time.
[Full Initialization]All USB devices will be available during POST. This process will extend
the POST time.
[Partial Initialization]For a faster POST time, only the USB ports with keyboard and mouse
connections will be detected.
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PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse Support [Auto]
Select any of these settings when PS/2 keyboard and mouse are installed. These settings only apply
when Fast Boot is enabled.
[Auto]
For a faster POST time, PS/2 devices will only be available when the system
boots up or rebooted when the PS/2 devices have not been reconnected or
changed. If you disconnect or change PS/2 devices before restarting the system,
PS/2 devices will not be available and BIOS setup program will not be accessible
via PS/2 devices.
[Full Initialization] For full system control, PS/2 devices will be available during POST at any
circumstances. This process will extend POST time.
[Disabled]
For the fastest POST time, all PS/2 devices will not be available until your
computer enters the operating system.
Network Stack Driver Support [Disabled]
[Disabled]
Select to skip the network stack driver from loading during POST.
[Enabled]
Select to load the network stack driver during POST.
Next Boot after AC Power Loss [Normal Boot]
[Normal Boot]
Returns to normal boot on the next boot after AC power loss.
[Fast Boot]
Accelerates the boot speed on the next boot after AC power loss.
2.8.2
Boot Logo Display [Auto]
[Auto]
Adjust automatically for Windows® requrement.
[Full Screen]
Maximize the boot logo size.
[Disabled]
Hide the logo during POST.
POST Delay Time [3 sec]
This item appears only when you set Boot Logo Display to [Auto] or [Full Screen]. This item allows
you to select the desired additional POST waiting time to easily enter the BIOS setup. You can only
execute the POST delay time during Normal Boot. The values range from 0 to 10 seconds.
This feature will only work under normal boot.
Post Report [5 sec]
This item appears only when you set Boot Logo Display to [Disabled]. This item allows you to
select a desired post report waiting time. Configuration options: [1 sec] ~ [10 sec] [Until Press ESC].
2.8.3
Bootup NumLock State [On]
[On]
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [On].
[Off]
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [Off].
2.8.4
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When this item is set to [Enabled], the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when error occurs.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.8.5
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]
[Force BIOS]
The third-party ROM messages will be forced to display during the boot
sequence.
[Keep Current]
The third-party ROM messages will be displayed only if the third-party
manufacturer had set the add-on device to do so.
2.8.6
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
[Enabled]
Allows the option ROMs to trap Interrupt 19.
[Disabled]
Disables this function.
2.8.7
Setup Mode [EZ Mode]
[Advanced Mode] Sets Advanced Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup program.
[EZ Mode]
2.8.8
Sets EZ Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup program.
CSM (Compatibility Support Module)
Allows you to configure the CSM (Compatibility Support Module) items to fully support the various
VGA, bootable devices and add-on devices for better compatibility.
Launch CSM [Enabled]
[Auto]The system automatically detects the bootable devices and the add-on devices.
[Enabled]
F or better compatibility, enable the CSM to fully support the non-UEFI driver
add-on devices or the Windows® UEFI mode.
[Disabled]
Disable the CSM to fully support the Windows® Security Update and Security
Boot.
The following four items appear when you set Launch CSM to [Enabled].
Boot Device Control [UEFI and L...]
Allows you to select the type of devices that you want to boot up. Configuration options: [UEFI and
Legacy OPROM] [Legacy OPROM only] [UEFI only]
Boot from Network Devices [Legacy OPR...]
Allows you to select the type of network devices that you want to launch. Configuration options:
[Legacy OPROM first] [UEFI driver first] [Ignore]
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Boot from Storage Devices [Legacy OPR...]
Allows you to select the type of storage devices that you want to launch. Configuration options:
[Both, Legacy OPROM first] [Both, UEFI first] [Legacy OPROM first] [UEFI driver first] [Ignore]
Boot from PCI-E/PCI Expansion Devices [Legacy OPR...]
Allows you to select the type of PCIe/PCI expansion devices that you want to launch. Configuration
options: [Legacy OPROM first] [UEFI driver first]
2.8.9
Secure Boot
Allows you to configure the Windows® Secure Boot settings and manage its keys to protect the
system from unauthorized access and malwares during POST.
OS Type [Windows UE...]
Allows you to select your installed operating system.
[Windows UEFI mode]
E xecutes the Microsoft® Secure Boot check. Only select this option
when booting on Windows® UEFI mode or other Microsoft® Secure
Boot compliant OS.
[Other OS]Get the optimized function when booting on Windows® non-UEFI
mode, Windows® Vista/XP, or other Microsoft® Secure Boot noncompliant OS. Only on Windows® UEFI mode that Microsoft® Secure
Boot can function properly.
The following item appears when OS Type is set to [Windows UEFI mode].
Key Management
This item appears only when you set OS Type to [Windows UEFI Mode]. It allows you to
manage the Secure Boot keys.
Install Default Secure Boot keys
Allows you to immediately load the default Security Boot keys, Platform key (PK),
Key-exchange Key (KEK), Signature database (db), and Revoked Signatures (dbx).
When the default Secure boot keys are loaded, the PK state will change from
Unloaded mode to loaded mode.
Clear Secure Boot keys
This item appears only when you load the default Secure Boot keys. This item
allows you to clear all default Secure Boot keys.
Save Secure Boot Keys
Allows you to save the PK (Platform Keys) to a USB storage device.
PK Management
The Platform Key (PK) locks and secures the firmware from any non-permissible changes. The
system verifies the PK before your system enters the OS.
Delete PK
Allows you to delete the PK from your system. Once the PK is deleted, all the
system’s Secure Boot keys will not be active. Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Load PK from File
Allows you to load the downloaded PK from a USB storage device.
The PK file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated variable.
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KEK Management
The KEK (Key-exchange Key or Key Enrollment Key) manages the Signature database (db)
and Revoked Signature database (dbx).
Key-exchange Key (KEK) refers to Microsoft® Secure Boot Key-Enrollment Key (KEK).
Delete the KEK
Allows you to delete the KEK from your system. Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Load KEK from File
Allows you to load the downloaded KEK from a USB storage device.
Append KEK from file
Allows you to load the additional KEK from a storage device for an additional db
and dbx loaded management.
The KEK file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable.
DB Management
The db (Authorized Signature database) lists the signers or images of UEFI applications,
operating system loaders, and UEFI drivers that you can load on the single computer.
Delete the db
Allows you to delete the db file from your system. Configuration options: [Yes]
[No]
Load db from File
Allows you to load the downloaded db from a USB storage device.
Append db from file
Allows you to load the additional db from a storage device so that more images
can be loaded securely.
The DB file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable.
DBX Management
The dbx (Revoked Signature database) lists the forbidden images of db items that are no
longer trusted and cannot be loaded.
Delete the DBX
Allows you to delete the DBX file from your system. Configuration options: [Yes]
[No]
Load DBX from File
Allows you to load the downloaded DBX from a USB storage device.
Append DBX from file
Allows you to load the additional DBX from a storage device so that more db’s
images cannot be loaded.
The DBX file must be formatted as a UEFI variable structure with time-based authenticated
variable.
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2.8.10
Boot Option Priorities
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The number of
device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system.
•
•
2.8.11
To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo appears.
To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, do any of the following:
•
Press <F5> when ASUS Logo appears.
•
Press <F8> after POST.
Boot Override
These items displays the available devices. The number of device items that appears on the screen
depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Click an item to start booting from the
selected device.
2.9
Tools menu
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item then press
<Enter> to display the submenu.
2.9.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. Press [Enter] to launch the ASUS EZ Flash 2 screen.
For more details, see section 2.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2.
2.9.2
ASUS O.C. Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
The Setup Profile Status items show Not Installed if no profile is created.
Label
Allows you to input the label of the setup profile.
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Save to Profile
Allows you to save the current BIOS settings to the BIOS Flash, and create a profile. Key in a profile
number from one to eight, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
Load from Profile
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Key in the profile number
that saved your CMOS settings, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent the system boot
failure!
•
We recommend that you update the BIOS file only coming from the same memory/CPU
configuration and BIOS version.
Load/Save CMOS Profile from/to USB Drive
Allows you to load/save CMOS profile from/to USB drive.
2.9.3
ASUS SPD Information
DIMM Slot Number [DIMM_A1]
Displays the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) information of the DIMM module installed on the selected
slot. Configuration options: [DIMM_A1] [DIMM_B1]
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. You can access the EZ Mode from the Exit menu.
Load Optimized Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup menus.
When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to load
the default values.
Save Changes & Reset
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit menu to ensure the
values you selected are saved. When you select this option or if you press <F10>, a confirmation
window appears. Select Yes to save changes and exit.
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Discard Changes & Exit
This option allows you to exit the Setup program without saving your changes. When you select
this option or if you press <Esc>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to discard changes and
exit.
ASUS EZ Mode
This option allows you to enter the EZ Mode screen.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
This option allows you to attempt to launch the EFI Shell application (shellx64.efi) from one of the
available devices that have a filesystem.
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Appendices
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
•
This device may not cause harmful interference.
•
This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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 interferencecausing 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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Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital
apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of
Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement
VCCI Class B Statement
KC: Korea Warning Statement
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.
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Appendices
ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
Telephone +886-2-2894-3447
Fax +886-2-2890-7798
E-mail
info@asus.com.tw
Web site
http://www.asus.com/tw
Technical Support
Telephone Fax Online support
+86-21-3842-9911
+86-21-5866-8722 ext. 9101#
hhttp://www.asus.com/tw/support
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
Telephone+1-510-739-3777
Fax +1-510-608-4555
Web site
http://www.asus.com/us
Technical Support
Support fax
General support Online support
+1-812-284-0883
+1-812-282-2787
http://www.service.asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Fax
Web site
Online contact
Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-959931
http://www.asus.com/de
http://eu-rma.asus.com/sales
Technical Support
Telephone+49-2102-5789555
Support Fax
+49-2102-959911
Online support
http://www.asus.com/de/support/
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(510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Asus Computer International
Date :
Signature :
Representative Person’s Name :
Mar. 10, 2014
Steve Chang / President
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
Supplementary Information:
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
Conforms to the following specifications:
Model Number : H81M-C R2.0
Product Name : Motherboard
hereby declares that the product
Phone/Fax No:
Address:
Responsible Party Name:
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Ver. 120601
EC Declaration of Conformity
Declaration Date: 10/03/2014
Year to begin affixing CE marking:2014
CE marking
2011/65/EU-RoHS Directive
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
2009/125/EC-ErP Directive
EN 60950-1 / A12:2011
2006/95/EC-LVD Directive
EN 300 328 V1.7.1(2006-10)
EN 300 440-1 V1.6.1(2010-08)
EN 300 440-2 V1.4.1(2010-08)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V5.2.1(2011-05)
EN 301 908-2 V5.2.1(2011-07)
EN 301 893 V1.6.1(2011-11)
EN 302 544-2 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 302 623 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50360:2001
EN 62479:2010
EN 50385:2002
EN 62311:2008
1999/5/EC-R &TTE Directive
EN 55022:2010+AC:2011
EN 61000-3-2:2006+A2:2009
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
2004/108/EC-EMC Directive
H81M-C R2.0
Name :
Signature : __________
CEO
Jerry Shen
Position :
(EC conformity marking)
Regulation (EC) No. 617/2013
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
EN 60065:2002 / A12:2011
EN 301 489-1 V1.9.2(2011-09)
EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-4 V1.4.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.2.1(2012-09)
EN 301 489-24 V1.5.1(2010-09)
EN 302 326-2 V1.2.2(2007-06)
EN 302 326-3 V1.3.1(2007-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.4.1(2008-11)
EN 302 291-1 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 302 291-2 V1.1.1(2005-07)
EN 55024:2010
EN 61000-3-3:2008
EN 55020:2007+A11:2011
conform with the essential requirements of the following directives:
Model name :
Product name :
Motherboard
GERMANY
declare the following apparatus:
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
Country:
TAIWAN
Country:
Address, City:
4F, No. 150, LI-TE Rd., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN
Address, City:
Authorized representative in Europe:
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Manufacturer:
We, the undersigned,
Ver. 130816
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