Asus P5B-E - AiLifestyle Series Motherboard Specifications

Asus P5B-E - AiLifestyle Series Motherboard Specifications
Motherboard
P5B-Plus
Series
E3077
Second Edition V2
February 2007
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Contents
Notices......................................................................................................... vii
Safety information..................................................................................... viii
About this guide.......................................................................................... ix
P5B-Plus Series specifications summary................................................. xi
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features............................................................................. 1-2
1.3.1
Product highlights............................................................ 1-2
1.3.2
ASUS AI Lifestyle features . ............................................ 1-4
1.3.3
ASUS Special features.................................................... 1-6
1.3.4
ASUS Intelligent Overclocking features........................... 1-6
1.3.5
ASUS features and the supporting OS............................ 1-7
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.1
Before you proceed...................................................................... 2-1
2.2
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 2-2
2.3
2.4
2.5
2.2.1
Placement direction......................................................... 2-2
2.2.2
Screw holes..................................................................... 2-2
2.2.3
Motherboard layout.......................................................... 2-3
2.2.4
Layout contents................................................................ 2-4
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 2-6
2.3.1
Installing the CPU............................................................ 2-7
2.3.2
Installing the heatsink and fan......................................... 2-9
2.3.3
Uninstalling the heatsink and fan....................................2-11
System memory.......................................................................... 2-13
2.4.1
Overview........................................................................ 2-13
2.4.2
Memory configurations................................................... 2-13
2.4.3
Installing a DIMM........................................................... 2-18
2.4.4
Removing a DIMM......................................................... 2-18
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-19
2.5.1
Installing an expansion card.......................................... 2-19
2.5.2
Configuring an expansion card...................................... 2-19
2.5.3
Interrupt assignments.................................................... 2-20
2.5.4
PCI slots......................................................................... 2-21
2.5.5
PCI Express x1 slots...................................................... 2-21
2.5.6
PCI Express x16 slot...................................................... 2-21
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Contents
2.6
Jumper......................................................................................... 2-22
2.7
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-24
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors................................................... 2-24
2.7.2
Internal connectors........................................................ 2-27
Chapter 3: Starting up for the first time......................................................... 3-1
3.2
Powering off the computer........................................................... 3-2
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function..................................... 3-2
3.2.2
Using the dual function power switch............................... 3-2
Chapter 4: 4.1
4.2
4.3
BIOS setup
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 4-1
4.1.1
ASUS Update utility......................................................... 4-1
4.1.2
Creating a bootable floppy disk........................................ 4-4
4.1.3
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility.................................................... 4-5
4.1.4
AFUDOS utility................................................................. 4-6
4.1.5
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility....................................... 4-8
BIOS setup program..................................................................... 4-9
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen......................................................... 4-10
4.2.2
Menu bar........................................................................ 4-10
4.2.3
Navigation keys.............................................................. 4-10
4.2.4
Menu items.....................................................................4-11
4.2.5
Sub-menu items..............................................................4-11
4.2.6
Configuration fields.........................................................4-11
4.2.7
Pop-up window...............................................................4-11
4.2.8
Scroll bar.........................................................................4-11
4.2.9
General help...................................................................4-11
Main menu................................................................................... 4-12
4.3.1
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Powering up
3.1
System Time ................................................................. 4-12
4.3.2
System Date.................................................................. 4-12
4.3.3
Legacy Diskette A.......................................................... 4-12
4.3.4
SATA 1-6...........................................................................................4-13
4.3.5
IDE Configuration........................................................... 4-14
4.3.6
System Information........................................................ 4-15
Contents
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.8
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-16
4.4.1
JumperFree Configuration............................................. 4-16
4.4.2
USB Configuration......................................................... 4-19
4.4.3
TPM Configuration......................................................... 4-20
4.4.4
CPU Configuration......................................................... 4-21
4.4.5
Chipset........................................................................... 4-23
4.4.6 Onboard Devices Configuration..................................... 4-24
4.4.7
PCIPnP.......................................................................... 4-26
Power menu................................................................................. 4-27
4.5.1
Suspend Mode............................................................... 4-27
4.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume......................................... 4-27
4.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support........................................................... 4-27
4.5.4
ACPI APIC Support........................................................ 4-27
4.5.5
APM Configuration......................................................... 4-28
4.5.6
Hardware Monitor.......................................................... 4-29
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-31
4.6.1
Boot Device Priority....................................................... 4-31
4.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration........................................... 4-32
4.6.3
Security.......................................................................... 4-34
Tools menu.................................................................................. 4-36
4.7.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2........................................................... 4-36
4.7.2
ASUS O.C. Profile.......................................................... 4-37
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-38
Chapter 5: Software support
5.1
Installing an operating system.................................................... 5-1
5.2
Support CD information............................................................... 5-1
5.2.1
Running the support CD.................................................. 5-1
5.2.2
Drivers menu.................................................................... 5-2
5.2.3
Utilities menu................................................................... 5-3
5.2.4
Make disk menu............................................................... 5-5
5.2.5
Manual menu................................................................... 5-6
5.2.6
ASUS contact information................................................ 5-6
5.2.7
Other information............................................................. 5-7
Contents
5.3
5.4
Software information.................................................................... 5-9
5.3.1
ASUS MyLogo2™............................................................ 5-9
5.3.2
PC Probe II.....................................................................5-11
5.3.3
ASUS AI Suite................................................................ 5-17
5.3.4
ASUS AI Gear................................................................ 5-19
5.3.5 ASUS AI Nap................................................................. 5-20
5.3.6
ASUS AI N.O.S.............................................................. 5-21
5.3.7
ASUS Q-Fan.................................................................. 5-22
5.3.8
ASUS AI Booster............................................................ 5-23
5.3.9
AI Remote...................................................................... 5-24
5.3.10
SoundMAX® High Definition Audio utility........................ 5-32
Windows Vista feature................................................................ 5-37
5.4.1
5.5
5.6
5.5.1
RAID definitions............................................................. 5-38
5.5.2
Installing Serial ATA hard disks...................................... 5-39
5.5.3
Intel® RAID configurations.............................................. 5-39
5.5.4
JMicron® RAID Configuration......................................... 5-47
Creating a RAID/SATA driver disk............................................. 5-55
5.6.1
Creating a RAID/SATA driver disk without entering the OS
....................................................................................... 5-55
5.6.2
Creating a RAID/SATA driver disk in Windows®. ........... 5-55
Appendix:
CPU features
A.1
Intel EM64T...................................................................................A-1
A.2
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST).........................A-1
A.3
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ASAP (ASUS Accelerated Propeller)............................. 5-37
RAID configurations................................................................... 5-38
®
A.2.1
System requirements.......................................................A-1
A.2.2
Using the EIST.................................................................A-2
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology............................................A-3
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is
required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications
to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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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 adpater or extension cord.
These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure 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 devices on it, carefully read all
the manuals that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected and the
power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer
immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in
any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
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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.
•
Chapter 2: Hardware information
This chapter lists the hardware setup procedures that you have to perform
when installing system components. It includes description of the switches,
jumpers, and connectors on the motherboard.
•
Chapter 3: Powering up
This chapter describes the power up sequence and ways of shutting down
the system.
•
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
•
Chapter 5: Software support
This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes with the
motherboard package.
•
Appendix: CPU features
The Appendix describes the CPU features and technologies that the
motherboard supports.
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.
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Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following
symbols used throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key> Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign
means that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the
Enter or Return key.
<Key1+Key2+Key3>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the
key names are linked with a plus sign (+).
Example: <Ctrl+Alt+D>
Command
Means that you must type the command exactly
as shown, then supply the required item or value
enclosed in brackets.
Example: At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /i[filename]
afudos /iP5BP.ROM
P5B-Plus Series specifications summary
CPU
LGA775 socket for Core™2 Quad /
Core™2 Extreme / Core™2 Duo / Pentium® Extreme /
Pentium® D / Pentium® 4 / Celeron® D processors
Compatible with Intel® 05B/05A/06 processors
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ready
* Refer to www.asus.com for Intel CPU support list
Chipset
Intel® P965 / ICH8R with Intel® Fast Memory Access
Technology
System Bus
1066 / 800 / 533 MHz
Memory
4 x DIMM, max. 8GB, DDR2 800 / 667 / 533 MHz, nonECC, un-buffered memory
Dual channel memory architecture
* Refer to www.asus.com or user manual for Memory
QVL (Qualify Vendor List)
Expansion Slots
1 x PCI-E x16
3 x PCI-E x1
3 x PCI 2.2
Storage
Southbridge
- 6 x SATA 3.0 Gb/s ports
- Intel Matrix Storage Technology supports RAID 0, 1,
5 and 10.
JMicron® JMB363 PATA and SATA controller
- 1 x UltraDMA 133/100/66 for up to 2 PATA devices
- 1 x Internal SATA 3.0 Gb/s port
- 1 x External SATA 3.0 Gb/s port (SATA On-the-Go)
- Support SATA RAID 0, 1 and JBOD (by 1 x External
SATA and 1 x Internal SATA)
LAN
PCI-E Gigabit LAN controller
Audio
ADI® 1988 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Coaxial / Optical S/PDIF out ports at back I/O
IEEE 1394
VIA® VT6307 1394a controller supports 2 x IEEE 1394a
ports (one at midboard; one at back panel)
USB
10 x USB 2.0 ports (6 ports at mid-board, 4 ports at back
panel; 8 ports for Vista Edition)
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P5B-Plus Series specifications summary
ASUS AI Lifestyle
Unique Features
ASUS AI Lifestyle Vista Edition Features:
AI Remote
ASAP (ASUS Accelerated Propeller)
AP Trigger
TPM Support (The TPM module is purchased separately)
* AI Remote, AP Trigger and TPM can run both in
Windows Vista and Windows XP.
* AI Remote, ASAP and AP Trigger are for P5B-Plus Vista
Edition only.
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution:
- ASUS AI Gear
- ASUS AI Nap
- ASUS Q-Fan 2
ASUS Crystal Sound:
- ASUS Noise Filter
ASUS EZ DIY:
- ASUS Q-Connector
- ASUS O.C. Profile
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS Exclusive
Overclocking Features
Intelligent overclocking tools:
- AI NOS™ (Non-delay Overclocking System)
- AI Overclocking (intelligent CPU frequency tuner)
- ASUS AI Booster utility
Precision Tweaker:
- vCore: Adjustable CPU voltage at 0.0125V increment
- vDIMM: 14-step DRAM voltage control
- VChipset: 4-step Chipset voltage control
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- FSB tuning from 100MHz up to 650MHz at 1MHz
increment
- Memory tuning from 533MHz up to 1066MHz
- PCI Express frequency turning from 90MHz up to
150MHz at 1MHz increment
Overclocking Protection:
- ASUS C.P.R.(CPU Parameter Recall)
Back Panel I/O Ports
1 x PS/2 Keyboard
1 x PS/2 Mouse
1 x Parallel port
1 x S/PDIF Out (Coaxial + Optical)
1 x External SATA
1 x IEEE1394a
1 x RJ45 port
4 x USB 2.0/1.1
8-Channel Audio I/O
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P5B-Plus Series specifications summary
Other Features
ASUS MyLogo2™
BIOS Features
8 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, WfM2.0,
SM BIOS 2.3, ACPI 2.0a, ASUS EZ Flash 2, ASUS
CrashFree BIOS 3
Internal I/O Connectors
3 x USB connectors support additional 6 USB ports (4
ports for Vista Edition)
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x IDE connector
1 x COM connector
1 x TPM connector
7 x SATA connectors
1 x CPU Fan connector
2 x Chassis Fan connector
1 x Power Fan connector
1 x IEEE1394a connector
Front panel audio connector
1 x S/PDIF Out Header
Chassis Intrusion connector
CD audio in
24-pin ATX Power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
System Panel
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME, PXE
Accessories
AI Remote (Vista Edition for retail version only)
UltraDMA 133/100/66 cable
FDD cable
SATA cables
SATA power cables
I/O Shield
User's manual
USB2.0 port module
3 in 1 Q-connector (Retail version only)
Support CD Contents
Drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update
ASUS AI Suite
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
Form Factor
ATX Form Factor, 12”x 9” (30.5cm x 22.86cm)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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This chapter describes the motherboard
features and the new technologies it supports.
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Product
introduction
Chapter summary
1
1.1
Welcome!....................................................................................... 1-1
1.2
Package contents.......................................................................... 1-1
1.3
Special features............................................................................. 1-2
ASUS P5B-PLUS Series
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® P5B-Plus Series motherboard!
The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies, making it
another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it, check the
items in your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
ASUS P5B-Plus Series
I/O modules
1 x 2-port USB 2.0 module
Cables
Serial ATA power and signal cables for 2 devices
1 x Ultra DMA 133/100/66 cable
1 x Floppy disk drive cable
Accessories
I/O shield
1 x ASUS Q-Connector Kit (USB, 1394, system
panel; Retail version only)
1 x AI Remote kit (Vista Edition for retail version
only)
Application CD
ASUS motherboard support CD
Documentation
User guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
ASUS P5B-Plus Series
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1.3
Special features
1.3.1
Product highlights
Green ASUS
This motherboard and its packaging comply with the European Union’s Restriction
on the use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS). This is in line with the ASUS vision
of creating environment-friendly and recyclable products/packaging to safeguard
consumers’ health while minimizing the impact on the environment.
Intel® Core™ 2 Quad Processor Ready
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™ 2 Quad processors in the
LGA775 package. It is excellent for multi-tasking, multi-media and enthusiastic
gamers with 1066 / 800 MHz FSB. Intel® Quad-core processor is one of the most
powerful CPU in the world.
Intel® Core™2 Duo/ Intel® Core™2 Extreme CPU support
This motherboard supports the latest Intel® Core™2 processor in the LGA775
package. With the new Intel® Core™ microarchitecture technology and 1066 /
800 MHz FSB, the Intel® Core™2 is one of the most powerful and energy efficient
CPUs in the world. This motherboard also supports the latest Intel® Quad-core
processor, which is excellent for multi-tasking, multi-media and enthusiastic
gamers with 1066 / 800 MHz FSB.
Intel P965 Chipset
The Intel® P965 Express Chipset is the latest chipset designed to support 8GB
of dual-channel DDR2 800/677/533 architecture, 1066/800 FSB (Front Side
Bus), PCI Express x16 graphics and multi-core CPU. It especially includes Intel®
Fast Memory Access technology that significantly optimizes the use of available
memory bandwidth and reduces the latency of the memory accesses.
DDR2 memory support
The motherboard supports DDR2 memory that features data transfer rates
of 800/667/533 MHz to meet the higher bandwidth requirements of the latest
3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. The dual-channel DDR2
architecture doubles the bandwidth of your system memory to boost system
performance, eliminating bottlenecks with peak bandwidths of up to 12.8 GB/s.
Furthermore, this motherboard does not restrict the memory size across two
channels. Users may install different memory size DIMMs into the two channels
and enjoy dual-channel and single-channel functions at the same time. This new
feature optimizes the use of available memory size. See page 2­‑13 for details.
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Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s technology and SATA-On-The-Go
This motherboard supports the next-generation hard drives based on the Serial ATA
(SATA) 3Gb/s storage specification, delivering enhanced scalability and doubling
the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saves. The external SATA port
located at the back I/O provides smart setup and hot-plug functions. Easily backup
photos, videos and other entertainment contents to external devices. See pages
2-25, and 2-28 for details.
Dual RAID solution
The Intel® ICH8R chipset incorporates six Serial ATA connectors with high
performance RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 functions. The JMicron controller provides
another two Serial ATA connectors for RAID 0, 1, and JBOD functions. Making this
motherboard an ideal solution to enhance hard disk performance and data back up
protection without the cost of add-on cards. See pages 2-27 to 2-29 for details.
IEEE 1394a support
The IEEE 1394a interface provides high speed digital interface for audio/video
appliances such as digital television, digital video camcorders, storage peripherals &
other PC portable devices. See pages 2-24 and 2-30 for details.
S/PDIF digital sound ready
This motherboard provides convenient connectivity to external home theater audio
systems via coaxial and optical S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) jacks.
It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and keeps the
best signal quality. See pages 2-26 and 2-34 for details.
High Definition Audio
Enjoy high-end sound quality on your PC! The onboard 8-channel HD audio (High
Definition Audio, previously codenamed Azalia) CODEC enables high-quality
192KHz/24-bit audio output, jack-sensing feature, retasking functions and multistreaming technology that simultaneously sends different audio streams to different
destinations. You can now talk to your partners on the headphone while playing
multi-channel network games. See pages 2-24 to 2-25 for details.
ASUS P5B-Plus Series
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1.3.2
ASUS AI Lifestyle unique features
AI Remote
(Vista Edition only)
The revolutionary AI Remote gives you unprecedented control from the comfort of
your couch. With just the touch of a button, you can quickly do your usual computer
activities such as turn ON/OFF your PC, launch your favorite applications by
enabling AP Trigger function, or control AI Gear and AI Nap. The AI Remote also
gives you the comfort of a traditional remote on media player. Have an AI Remote
in your hand and do more with your PC from a distance! Refer to page 5-24 to 5-31
for more information.
ASAP (ASUS Accelerated Propeller)
(Vista Edition only)
ASAP gets you to your destination ASAP. ASAP supports the Windows Vista
ReadyBoost™ technology which improves system performance under Windows
Vista. Enjoy greater efficiency and get more productivity out of your system. Refer
to page 5-37 for details.
AP Trigger
(Vista Edition only)
The AP Trigger allows you to quickly boot or resume directly into media or into your
favorite applications. With just a touch of a button on the AI Remote controller, you
can quickly turn on your PC and launch predefined applications simultaneously!
TPM Support
This motherboard supports the Trusted Platform Module (TPM), which provides
enhanced data protection via high-level encryption/decryption, and ensures
platform integrity. The TPM meets the Windows Vista BitLocker™ Drive Encryption
hardware requirement for a more secure working environment.
The TPM module is purchased separately. Use the ASUS TPM module ONLY!
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
ASUS Quiet Thermal solution makes system more stable and enhances the
overclocking capability.
AI Gear
AI Gear provides four modes that adjust the CPU frequency and Vcore
voltage minimizing system noise and power consumption. You can choose
the mode that best suits your computing needs. See page 5-19 for details.
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AI Nap
With AI Nap, the system can continue running at minimum power and noise
when you are temporarily away. To wake the system and return to the OS
environment, simply click the mouse or press a key. See page 5-20 for
details.
Q-Fan 2
ASUS Q-Fan2 technology intelligently adjusts both CPU fan and chassis fan
speeds according to system loading to ensure quiet, cool and efficient operation.
See page4-29 to 4-30 and 5-22 for details.
ASUS Crystal Sound
This feature can enhance speech-centric applications like Skype, online game,
video conference and recording.
Noise Filter
This feature detects repetitive and stationary noises (non-voice signals) like
computer fans, air conditioners, and other background noises then eliminates
it in the incoming audio stream while recording. See page 5-36 for details.
ASUS EZ DIY
ASUS EZ DIY feature collection provides you easy ways to install computer
components, update the BIOS or back up your favorite settings.
ASUS Q-Connector
ASUS Q-Connector allows you to easily connect or disconnect the chassis
front panel cables to the motherboard. This unique module eliminates the
trouble of connecting the system panel cables one at a time and avoiding
wrong cable connections. See page 2-37 for details.
ASUS O.C. Profile
The motherboard features the ASUS O.C. Profile that allows users to
conveniently store or load multiple BIOS settings. The BIOS settings can be
stored in the CMOS or a separate file, giving users freedom to share and
distribute their favorite settings. See page 4-37 for details.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 allows users to restore corrupted BIOS data
from a USB flash disk containing the BIOS file. See page 4-8 for details.
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ASUS EZ Flash 2
EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly BIOS update utility. Simply press the predefined
hotkey to launch the utility and update the BIOS without entering the OS.
Update your BIOS easily without preparing a bootable diskette or using an
OS-based flash utility. See pages 4-5 and 4-36 for details.
1.3.3
ASUS Special features
ASUS MyLogo2™
This feature allows you to convert your favorite photo into a 256-color boot logo
for a more colorful and vivid image on your screen. See pages 4-32 and 5-9 for
details.
1.3.4
ASUS Intelligent Overclocking features
AI NOS™ (Non-Delay Overclocking System)
The patented ASUS Non-delay Overclocking System™ (AI NOS™) technology
auto‑detects the CPU loading and dynamically overclocks the CPU speed when
needed. Unlike other dynamic overclocking techniques, AI NOS™ reacts much
faster to satisfy your need for speed. See pages 4-16 and 5-21 for details.
Precision Tweaker
This feature allows you to fine tune the CPU/memory voltage and gradually
increase the memory Front Side Bus (FSB) and PCI Express frequency at 1MHz
increment to achieve maximum system performance. See pages 4-16 to 4-18 for
details.
C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
The C.P.R. feature of the motherboard BIOS allows automatic re-setting to the
BIOS default settings in case the system hangs due to overclocking. When the
system hangs due to overclocking, C.P.R. eliminates the need to open the system
chassis and clear the RTC data. Simply shut down and reboot the system, and the
BIOS automatically restores the CPU default setting for each parameter.
Due to the chipset behavior, AC power off is required before using C.P.R.
function.
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Chapter 1: Product Introduction
1.3.5
ASUS features and the supporting OS
Refer to the following table for the OS that supports ASUS features.
Win 2000
AI Remote
AP Trigger
ASAP
XP 32bit
XP 64bit
Vista 32bit
Vista 64bit
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
Function as USB flash only
AI NOS
v
v
v
v
v
AI Gear
v
v
v
v
v
AI Nap
v
v
v
v
v
AI Booster
v
v
v
v
v
Noise Filter
v
v
v
v
v
SoundMAX
v
v
v
∆
∆
PC Probe II
v
v
v
v
v
Features with ∆ mark will be available later. You may download the utility and
the driver from the ASUS website (support.asus.com).
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1-
Chapter 1: Product Introduction
This chapter lists the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform
when installing system components. It
includes description of the jumpers and
connectors on the motherboard.
2
Hardware
information
Chapter summary
2
2.1
Before you proceed...................................................................... 2-1
2.2
Motherboard overview.................................................................. 2-2
2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU).................................................... 2-6
2.4
System memory.......................................................................... 2-13
2.5
Expansion slots........................................................................... 2-19
2.6
Jumper......................................................................................... 2-22
2.7
Connectors.................................................................................. 2-24
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2.1
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components
or change any motherboard settings.
•
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or
a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded
antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.
•
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, and/or components.
Onboard LED
®
P5B-PLUS
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED. The green LED lights up
to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft‑off mode. This is a
reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug the power cable before
removing or plugging in any motherboard component. The illustration below shows
the location of the onboard LED.
SB_PWR
P5B-PLUS Onboard LED
ASUS P5B-Plus Series
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
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2.2
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to
ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage
motherboard components.
2.2.1
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you 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 below.
2.2.2
Screw holes
Place six (6) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard
to the chassis.
®
P5B-PLUS
DO NOT overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.2.3
Motherboard layout
22.9cm (9in)
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
KBPWR
CPU_FAN
EATX12V
PWR_FAN
CHA_FAN1
PCIEX1_1
Attansic
PCIEX16_1
PCI1
ASAP
(Vista Edition only)
CD
PCI3
JMicron
JMB363
PCIEX1_2
SATA1
SATA6
AAFP
VIA
VT6307
PRI_IDE
USBPW5-8
SATA_RAID
IE1394_2
SATA2
SATA5
TPM
COM1
SATA3
SATA4
Super
I/O
PCIEX1_3
SPDIF_OUT
CLRTC
Intel®
ICH8R
PCI2
FLOPPY
CHA_FAN2
ASAP
(Vista Edition only)
AD1988A
30.5cm (12.0in)
DDR2 DIMM_B2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
Intel®
P965
88E8056
EATXPWR
USBPW1-4
AUDIO
DDR2 DIMM_B1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
®
LAN_USB12
DDR2 DIMM_A2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
F_USB34
DDR2 DIMM_A1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
LGA775
P5B-PLUS
IE1394_1
SPDIF_O2
PARALLEL PORT
SPDIF_O1
USB56
USB78
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
SB_PWR
CHASSIS
PANEL
USB910
(Standard Edtion only)
Refer to 2.7 Connectors for more information about rear panel connectors and
internal connectors.
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2.2.4
Layout contents
Slots
Page
1.
DDR2 DIMM slots
2-13
2.
PCI slots
2-21
3.
PCI Express x 1 slots
2-21
4.
PCI Express x16 slot
2-21
Jumper
2-
Page
1.
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
2-22
2.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW1-4, 3-pin USBPW5-8)
2-23
3.
Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR)
2-23
Rear panel connectors
Page
1.
PS/2 mouse port (green)
2-24
2.
Parallel port
2-24
3.
IEEE 1394a port
2-24
4.
LAN (RJ-45) port.
2-24
5.
Rear Speaker Out port (black)
2-24
6.
Center/Subwoofer port (orange)
2-24
7.
Line In port (light blue)
2-24
8.
Line Out port (lime)
2-24
9.
Microphone port (pink)
2-24
10.
Side Speaker Out port (gray)
2-24
11.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2
2-25
12.
USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4
2-25
13.
External SATA port
2-25
14.
Optical S/PDIF Out port
2-26
15.
Coaxial S/PDIF Out port
2-26
16.
PS/2 keyboard port (purple)
2-26
Chapter 2: Hardware information
Internal connectors
Page
1.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
2-27
2.
JMicron JMB363® Serial ATA RAID connector
(7-pin SATA_RAID)
2-27
3.
ICH8R Serial ATA connectors
(7-pin SATA1 [red], SATA2 [red], SATA3 [black],
SATA4 [black], SATA5 [red], SATA6 [red])
2-28
4.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE))
2-29
5.
USB connectors
Vista Edition: (10-1 pin USB56, USB 78)
Standard Edition: (10-1 pin USB56, USB 78, USB910)
2-30
6.
IEEE 1394a port connector (10-1 pin IE1394_2)
2-30
7.
CPU, chassis, power fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN1, 3-pin CHA_FAN2, 3-pin
PWR_FAN)
2-31
8.
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
2-32
9.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin EATX12V)
2-32
10.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
2-33
11.
Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)
2-34
12.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF)
2-34
13.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
2-35
14.
TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
2-35
14.
System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
2-36
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2.3
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA775 socket designed for the
Intel® Core™2 Quad/Core™2/Pentium® D/Pentium® 4/Pentium® Extreme and
Celeron® D processors.
2-
•
Make sure that all power cables are unplugged before installing the CPU.
•
If installing a dual-core CPU, connect the chassis fan cable to the
CHA_FAN1 connector to ensure system stability.
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, make sure 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 LGA775 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 2: Hardware information
2.3.1
Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
®
P5B-PLUS
1.
P5B-PLUS CPU Socket 775
Before installing the CPU, make sure that the cam box is facing towards you
and the load lever is on your left.
2.
Press the load lever with your thumb (A), then move it to the left (B) until it is
released from the retention tab.
Retention tab
A
PnP cap
Load lever
B
This side of the
socket box should
face you.
To prevent damage to the socket pins, do not remove the PnP cap unless you
are installing a CPU.
3.
Lift the load lever in the direction of
the arrow to a 135º angle.
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2-
4.
Lift the load plate with your thumb
and forefinger to a 100º angle (A),
then push the PnP cap from the load
plate window to remove (B).
B
A
Load plate
Alignment key
5.
Position the CPU over the
socket, making sure that
the gold triangle is on the
bottom‑left corner of the
socket then fit the socket
alignment key into the
CPU notch.
CPU notch
Gold triangle mark
The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into the
socket to prevent bending the connectors on the socket and damaging the CPU!
6.
Close the load plate (A), then
push the load lever (B) until it
snaps into the retention tab.
7.
If installing a dual-core CPU,
connect the chassis fan cable
to the CHA_FAN1 connector to
ensure system stability.
A
B
The motherboard supports Intel® LGA775 processors with the Intel® Enhanced
Memory 64 Technology (EM64T), Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
(EIST), and Hyper-Threading Technology. Refer to the Appendix for more
information on these CPU features.
2-
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3.2
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan
®
The Intel LGA775 processor requires a specially designed heatsink and fan
assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
•
When you buy a boxed Intel® processor, the package
includes the CPU fan and heatsink assembly. If you buy a CPU separately,
make sure that you use only Intel®‑certified multi‑directional heatsink and
fan.
•
Your Intel® LGA775 heatsink and fan assembly comes in a push-pin design
and requires no tool to install.
•
If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, make sure
that you have properly applied Thermal Interface Material to the CPU
heatsink or CPU before you install the heatsink and fan assembly.
Make sure that you have installed the motherboard to the chassis before you
install the CPU fan and heatsink assembly.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
Place the heatsink on top of the
installed CPU, making sure that the
four fasteners match the holes on
the motherboard.
Orient the heatsink and fan
assembly such that the CPU fan
cable is closest to the CPU fan
connector.
Motherboard hole
Narrow end
of the groove
Fastener
Make sure to orient each fastener with the narrow end of the groove pointing
outward. (The photo shows the groove shaded for emphasis.)
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2.
Push down two fasteners at a time in
a diagonal sequence to secure the
heatsink and fan assembly in place.
B
A
A
3.
A
B
B
A
B
Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled
CPU_FAN.
GND
CPU FAN PWR
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWM
®
P5B-PLUS
CPU_FAN
P5B-PLUS CPU fan connector
DO NOT forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring errors
can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.3.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan:
1. Disconnect the CPU fan cable from
the connector on the motherboard.
2.
Rotate each fastener
counterclockwise.
3.
Pull up two fasteners at a time in
a diagonal sequence to disengage
the heatsink and fan assembly from
the motherboard.
4.
A
B
B
A
B
A
A
B
Carefully remove the heatsink
and fan assembly from the
motherboard.
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2-11
5.
Rotate each fastener clockwise to ensure correct orientation when
reinstalling.
Narrow end of the groove
The narrow end of the
groove should point
outward after resetting.
(The photo shows the
groove shaded for
emphasis.)
Refer to the documentation in the boxed or stand-alone CPU fan package for
detailed information on CPU fan installation.
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.4
System memory
2.4.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Dual Inline Memory
Modules (DIMM) sockets.
A DDR2 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR DIMM but has a
240-pin footprint compared to the 184-pin DDR DIMM. DDR2 DIMMs are notched
differently to prevent installation on a DDR DIMM socket.
DIMM_B1
DIMM_B2
DIMM_A1
DIMM_A2
®
P5B-PLUS
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR2 DIMM sockets:
P5B-PLUS 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets
Channel
2.4.2
Sockets
Channel A
DIMM_A1 and DIMM_A2
Channel B
DIMM_B1 and DIMM_B2
Memory configurations
You may install 256 MB, 512 MB, 1 GB, and 2 GB unbuffered non‑ECC DDR2
DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.
•
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 optimum
compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules from the
same vendor.
•
Due to chipset resource allocation, the system may detect less than 8 GB
system memory when you installed four 2 GB DDR2 memory modules.
•
This motherboard does not support memory modules made up of 128 Mb
chips or double sided x16 memory modules.
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•
If you install four 1 GB memory modules, the system may detect less than
3 GB of total memory because of address space allocation for other critical
functions. This limitation applies to Windows XP 32-bit version operating
system since it does not support PAE (Physical Address Extention) mode.
•
If you install Windows XP 32-bit version operating system, we recommend
that you install less than 3GB of total memory.
Notes on memory limitations
•
Due to chipset limitation, this motherboard can only support up to
8 GB on the operating systems listed below. You may install a maximum of
2 GB DIMMs on each slot, but only DDR2-533 and DDR2-667 2 GB density
modules are available for this configuration.
32-bit
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
64-bit
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Windows Vista x64 Edition
•
•
•
2-14
Some old-version DDR2-800/667 DIMMs may not match Intel®’s
On‑Die‑Termination (ODT) requirement and will automatically downgrade to
run at DDR2-533. If this happens, contact your memory vendor to check the
ODT value.
Due to chipset limitation, DDR2-800 with CL=4 will be downgraded to run
at DDR2-667 by default setting. If you want to operate with lower latency,
adjust the memory timing manually.
Due to chipset limitation, DDR2-667 with CL=3 will be downgraded to run
at DDR2-533 by default setting. If you want to operate with lower latency,
adjust the memory timing manually.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
P5B-Plus Series Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR2-800MHz capability
512MB
1024MB
1024MB
256MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
256MB
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
Qimonda
Qimonda
Qimonda
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
K4T51083QC
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
HYB18T512160BF-25F
HYB18T512800BF25F
HYB18T512800BF25F
EDD339XX
K4T51163QC-ZCE7
SS
DS
SS
SS
SS
DS
SS
SS
KVR800D2N5/512
KHX6400D2LL/1G
KHX6400D2LLK2/1GN
HYS64T32000HU-25F-B
HYS64T64000HU-25F-B
HYS64T128020HU-25F-B
M378T6553CZ3-CE7
M378T3354CZ3-CE7
DIMM socket
support (3Dmark)
A*
B*
C*
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
1024MB
2048MB
512MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
512MB
1024MB
1024MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
MICRON
MICRON
MICRON
MICRON
MICRON
MICRON
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
A-DATA
A-DATA
A-DATA
Crucial
Crucial
Crucial
Crucial
Crucial
Apacer
Apacer
Transcend
Transcend
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
ZCE7K4T51083QC
ZCE7K4T51083QC
HY5PS12821BFP-S5
HY5PS12821BFP-S5
HY5PS12821CFP-S5
HY5PS12821CFP-S5
5JAIIZ9DQQ
5JAIIZ9DQQ
5ZD22D9GKX
5ZD22D9GKX
6CD22D9GKX
6CD22D9GKX
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
E1108AB-8E-E(ECC)
E1108AB-8E-E(ECC)
N/A
AD29608A8A-25EG
K4T51083QC(ECC)
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
K4T51083QC
K4T51083QC
KKEA88B4LZUG-25DF
KKEA88B4LZUG-25DF
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
SS
DS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
DS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
M378T6553CZ3-CE7
M378T2953CZ3-CE7
HYMP564U64BP8-S5
HYMP512U64BP8-S5
HYMP564U64CP8-S5
HYMP512U64CP8-S5
MT8HTF6464AY-80EA3
MT16HTF12864AY-80EA3
MT8HTF6464AY-80ED4
MT16HTF12864AY-80ED4
MT8HTF6464AY-80ED4
MT16HTF12864AY-80ED4
CM2X512A-6400
CM2X1024-6400C4
EBE10EE8ABFA-8E-E
EBE21EE8ABFA-8E-E
M2OAD6G3H3160J1E52
M20AD6G3H3160I1E5E
M20AD6G3I4170G1E53
BL6464AA804.8FD
BL6464AA804.8FD3
BL12864AA804.16FD
BL12864AL804.16FD3
BL12864AA804.16FD3
AHU512E800C5K1C
AHU01GE800C5K1C
TS64MLQ64V8J
TS128MLQ64V8J
KLDC28F-A8KB5
KLDD48F-A8KB5
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
Size
Vendor
Chip No.
ASUS P5B-Plus Series
SS/
DS
Part No.
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
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DDR2-667MHz capability
Size
256MB
512MB
1024MB
256MB
512MB
1024MB
256MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
256MB
512MB
1024MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
1024MB
1024MB
1024MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
512MB
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Vendor
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
Qimonda
Qimonda
Qimonda
Qimonda
Qimonda
Qimonda
Qimonda
Qimonda
Qimonda
Qimonda
Qimonda
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
ELPIDA
A-DATA
A-DATA
A-DATA
crucial
Apacer
Apacer
Kingmax
Kingmax
Transcend
Transcend
Transcend
Transcend
Super Talent
Super Talent
SMART
SMART
Chip No.
HYB18T256800AF3
D6408TEBGGL3U
D6408TEBGGL3U
HYB18T512160AF-3S
HYB18T512800AF3S
HYB18T512800AF3S
HYB18T256800AF3S(ECC)
HYB18T512800AF3S(ECC)
HYB18T512800AF3S(ECC)
HYB18T512800BF3S(ECC)
HYB18T512800BF3S(ECC)
HYB18T512160BF-3S
HYB18T512800BF3S
HYB18T512800BF3S
K4T51163QC-ZCE6
ZCE6K4T51083QC
K4T51163QC-ZCE6
K4T51083QC
ZCE6K4T51083QC
HY5PS12821AFP-Y5
HY5PS12821AFP-Y5
HY5PS1G831FP-Y5(ECC)
HY5PS12821AFP-Y5(ECC)
HY5PS12821AFP-Y5(ECC)
HY5PS12821AFP-Y4
HY5PS12821AFP-Y4
HY5PS12821AFP-Y4(ECC)
HY5PS12821AFP-Y4(ECC)
64M8CFEG
64M8CFEG
E2508AB-6E-E
AD29608A8B-3EG
AD29608A8A-3EG
AD29608A8A-3EG
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E5108AE-6E-E
AM4B5708GQJS7E
KKEA88B4LAUG-29DX
KKEA88B4LAUG-29DX
E5108AE-6E-E
E5108AE-6E-E
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Heat-Sink Package
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DS
Part No.
KVR667D2N5/256
KVR667D2N5/512
KVR667D2N5/1G
HYS64T32000HU-3S-A
HYS64T64000HU-3S-A
HYS64T128020HU-3S-A
HYS72T32000HU-3S-A
HYS72T64000HU-3S-A
HYS72T128020HU-3S-A
HYS72T64000HU-3S-B
HYS72T128020HU-3S-B
HYS64T32000HU-3S-B
HYS64T64000HU-3S-B
HYS64T128020HU-3S-B
M378T3354CZ0-CE6
M378T6553CZ0-CE6
M378T3354CZ3-CE6
M378T6553CZ3-CE6
M378T2953CZ3-CE6
HYMP564U64AP8-Y5
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support (3Dmark)
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
DDR2-533MHz capability
Size
Vendor
Chip No.
SS/
DS
Part No.
256MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
256MB
512MB
1024MB
256MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
Qimonda
Qimonda
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
Super Talent
Super Talent
E5116AF-5C-E
HYB18T512800AF37
5YDIID9GCT
HYB18T512800BF37
HYB18T512800BF37
K4T51163QC-ZCD5
ZCD5K4T51083QC
ZCD5K4T51083QC
32M16CEDG
MI110052432M8CEC
64M8CEDG
E5108AB-5C-E
E5108AB-5C-E
E5108AB-5C-E
E5108AE-5C-E
E5108AE-5C-E
KKEA88E4AAK-37
5MB22D9DCN
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
SS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
SS
DS
SS
DS
DS
SS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
KVR533D2N4/256
KVR533D2N4/512
KVR533D2N4/1G
HYS64T64000HU-3.7-B
HYS64T128020HU-3.7-B
M378T3354CZ3-CD5
M378T6553CZ3-CD5
M378T2953CZ3-CD5
VS256MB533D2
VS512MB533D2
VS1GB533D2
EBE51UD8ABFA-5C
EBE51UD8ABFA-5C-E
EBE11UD8ABFA-5C-E
KLBC28F-A8EB4
KLBD48F-A8EB4
KLBC28F-A8KE4
KLBD48F-A8ME4
T5UA512C4
T5UB1GC4
DIMM socket
support (3Dmark)
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B*
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SS - Single-sided DS - Double-sided
DIMM support:
A - Supports one module inserted into either slot, in Single-channel memory configuration.
B - Supports one pair of modules inserted into either Channel A or Channel B as one pair of Dualchannel memory configuration.
C - Supports four modules inserted into the yellow and black slots as two pairs of Dual‑channel
memory configuration.
Visit the ASUS website for the latest DDR2-800/667/533 MHz QVL.
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2.4.3
Installing a DIMM
Unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other
system components. Failure to do so can cause severe damage to both the
motherboard and the components.
2
To install a DIMM:
1.
Unlock a DIMM socket by pressing
the retaining clips outward.
2.
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the socket.
3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM
is properly seated.
3
DDR2 DIMM notch
1
1
Unlocked retaining clip
2.4.4
•
A DDR2 DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction. Do
not force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
•
The DDR2 DIMM sockets do not support DDR DIMMs. Do not install DDR
DIMMs to the DDR2 DIMM sockets.
Removing a DIMM
To remove a DIMM:
1.
Support the DIMM lightly with
your fingers when pressing the
retaining clips. The DIMM might
get damaged when it flips out with
extra force.
2.
2-18
2
Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
1
1
DDR2 DIMM notch
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.5
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.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion
cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and damage motherboard
components.
2.5.1
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.
2.5.2
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 4 for information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
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. Refer to the table on the next page for details.
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2.5.3
Interrupt assignments
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
Priority
Standard Function
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System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Re-direct to IRQ#9
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
Communications Port (COM1)*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
Floppy Disk Controller
Printer Port (LPT1)*
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
ACPI*
SMBus Controller*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port*
Numeric Data Processor
IDEIRQ Compatible mode, Mapped as
Primary Channel/Master-SATA1/Slave-SATA3
IDEIRQ Compatible mode, Mapped as
Secondary Channel/Master-SATA2/Slave-SATA4
* These IRQs are usually available for PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
PCI slot 1
PCI slot 2
PCI slot 3
PCIEX16_1
PCIEX1_1
PCIEX1_2­
PCIEX1_3
GbEthernet
ESATA, SATA_RAID
PRI_IDE (JMicron363)
IEEE 1394a (VIA 6307)
HD Audio (ADI1988A)
USB 2.0 EHCI#1
USB 2.0 EHCI#2
USB12 OBCI#1 USB34 OBCI#2 USB56 OBCI#3
USB78 OBCI#4
USB910 OBCI#5
SATA1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (ICH8)
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.5.4
PCI slots
The PCI slots support cards such as
a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card,
and other cards that comply with PCI
specifications. The figure shows a LAN
card installed on a PCI slot.
2.5.5
PCI Express x1 slots
This motherboard supports PCI Express
x1 network cards, SCSI cards and other
cards that comply with the PCI Express
specifications. The following figure
shows a network card installed on the
PCI Express x1 slot.
2.5.6
PCI Express x16 slot
This motherboard has one PCI Express
x16 slots that support PCI Express x16
graphic cards complying with the PCI
Express specifications.
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2.6
1.
Jumper
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS.
You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters
by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery
powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include system setup information such
as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the onboard battery.
3. Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on
pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.
4. Reinstall the battery.
5. Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6. Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup
to re-enter data.
®
P5B-PLUS
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper
default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
CLRTC
P5B-PLUS Clear RTC RAM
2-22
2
1
Normal
(Default)
3
2
Clear RTC
•
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to
overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R. (CPU
Parameter Recall) feature. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS
can automatically reset parameter settings to default values.
•
Due to the chipset behavior, AC power off is required to enable C.P.R.
function. You must turn off and on the power supply or unplug and plug the
power cord before reboot the system.
Chapter 2: Hardware information
2.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW1-4, 3-pin USBPW5-8)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep mode (CPU
stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power mode) using the
connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up from S4 sleep mode (no
power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh, power supply in reduced power mode).
USBPW1-4
3
2
®
P5B-PLUS
2
1
+5V
+5VSB
(Default)
USBPW5-8
1 2
2 3
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
P5B-PLUS USB device wake-up
3.
•
The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can
provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port; otherwise, the
system will not power up.
•
If you are using Windows® 2000, you need to install Service Pack 4 to wake
up the system from S4 sleep mode.
•
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply capability
(+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up feature.
Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) to wake up the computer when you press
a key on the keyboard (the default is the Space Bar). This feature requires
an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A on the +5VSB lead, and a
corresponding setting in the BIOS.
®
P5B-PLUS
KBPWR
1 2
+5V
(Default)
2 3
+5VSB
P5B-PLUS Keyboard power setting
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2.7
Connectors
2.7.1
Rear panel connectors
1
16
2
15
3
14
13
12
4
56
11
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10 9
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.
IEEE 1394a port. This 6-pin IEEE 1394a port provides high-speed
connectivity for audio/video devices, storage peripherals, PCs, or portable
devices.
LAN (RJ-45) port. Supported by Attansic® Gigabit LAN controller, this port
allows Gigabit connection to a Local Area Network (LAN) through a network
hub. Refer to the table below for the LAN port LED indications.
4.
LAN port LED indications
Activity/Link Speed LED
Status
Description
OFF
No link
ORANGE
Linked
BLINKING
Data activity
5.
Status
OFF
ORANGE
GREEN
Description
10 Mbps connection
100 Mbps connection
1 Gbps connection
ACT/LINK
LED
SPEED
LED
LAN port
Rear Speaker Out port (black). This port connects the rear speakers in a
4-channel, 6-channel, or 8-channel audio configuration.
6. Center/Subwoofer port (orange). This port connects the center/subwoofer
speakers.
7.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects the tape, CD, DVD player, or
other audio sources.
8.
Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker. In
4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel configuration, the function of this port
becomes Front Speaker Out.
9.
Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone.
10. Side Speaker Out port (gray). This port connects the side speakers in an
8-channel audio configuration.
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Chapter 2: Hardware information
Refer to the audio configuration table below for the function of the audio ports in
2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Light Blue
Lime
Pink
Orange
Black
Gray
Headset
2-channel
Line In
Line Out
Mic In
–
–
–
4-channel
6-channel
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
–
Rear Speaker Out
–
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
–
8-channel
Line In
Front Speaker Out
Mic In
Center/Subwoofer
Rear Speaker Out
Side Speaker Out
11. USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
Connect the IR receiver ONLY to USB port 1 and 2, which supports remote
control function. Plugging any other USB devices to these two ports will turn on
the computer.
12. USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
13. External SATA port. This port connects to an external SATA box or a Serial
ATA port multiplier. This port supports a Serial ATA hard disk drive that you
can combine with an external Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s device to configure a RAID
0, RAID 1, or JBOD set through the onboard JMicron SATA RAID controller.
The external SATA port supports
external Serial ATA
3.0 Gb/s devices. Longer
cables support higher power
requirements to deliver signal up
to two meters away, and enables
improved hot-swap function.
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•
Before creating a RAID set using Serial ATA hard disks, make sure that you
have connected the Serial ATA signal cable and installed Serial ATA hard
disk drives; otherwise, you cannot enter the JMicron RAID utility and SATA
BIOS setup during POST.
•
If you intend to create a RAID configuration using this connector, set the
JMicron Controller item in the BIOS to [RAID Mode]. See section 4.4.6
Onboard Device Configuration for details.
•
DO NOT insert a different connector to this port.
•
DO NOT unplug the external Serial ATA box when a RAID 0 or JBOD is
configured.
14. Optical S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device
via an optical S/PDIF cable.
15. Coaxial S/PDIF Out port. This port connects an external audio output device
via a coaxial S/PDIF cable.
16. PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
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2.7.2
1.
Internal connectors
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable. Insert
one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other end to the
signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection when
using a FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
P5B-PLUS
FLOPPY
®
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
P5B-PLUS Floppy disk drive connector
2.
JMicron JMB363® Serial ATA RAID connector (7-pin SATA_RAID)
This connector is for a Serial ATA signal cable. This connector supports a
Serial ATA hard disk drive, which you can combine with an external Serial
ATA hard disk drive to configure for RAID via the onboard Serial ATA RAID
controller.
®
P5B-PLUS
The JMicron JMB363 controller item in the BIOS is set to [IDE] by default.
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
RSATA_TXN1
RSATA_TXP1
GND
SATA_RAID
P5B-PLUS SATA_RAID connector
Before creating a RAID set using Serial ATA hard disks, make sure that you
have connected the Serial ATA signal cables and installed Serial ATA hard disk
drives; otherwise, you CANNOT enter the JMicron® JMB363 RAID utility and
SATA BIOS setup during POST.
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3.
ICH8R Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1 [red], SATA2 [red], SATA3
[black], SATA4 [black], SATA5 [red], SATA6 [red])
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA hard disk
drives.
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can create a RAID 0, RAID
1, RAID 5, RAID 10 configuration with the Intel® Matrix Storage Technology
through the onboard Intel® ICH8R RAID controller.
•
These connectors are set to Standard IDE mode by default. In Standard
IDE mode, you can connect Serial ATA boot/data hard disk drives to these
connectors. If you intend to create a Serial ATA RAID set using these
connectors, set the Configure SATA as item in the BIOS to [RAID]. See
section 4.3.5 IDE Configuration for details.
•
For RAID 5, use at least three hard disk drives. For RAID 10, use at least
four hard disk drives. Use two to four Serial ATA hard disk drives for each
RAID 0 or RAID 1 set.
SATA3
GND
RSATA_RXN3
RSATA_RXP3
GND
RSATA_TXN3
RSATA_TXP3
GND
GND
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXP2
GND
RSATA_TXP1
GND
SATA3
RSATA_RXN3
RSATA_RXP3
GND
RSATA_TXN3
RSATA_TXP3
GND
SATA5
SATA5 SATA4
SATA4
GND
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_RXN2
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_RXP2
GND
SATA6
SATA6
GND
GND
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXN1
RSATA_RXP1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
P5B-PLUS
SATA2
SATA2
RSATA_RXN4
RSATA_RXP4
GND
RSATA_TXN4
RSATA_TXP4
GND
GND
RSATA_RXN4
RSATA_RXP4
GND
RSATA_TXN4
RSATA_TXP4
GNDGND
GND
RSATA_RXN5
RSATA_RXP5
GNDGND
RSATA_TXN5
RSATA_RXN5
RSATA_TXP5
RSATA_RXP5
GND
GND
RSATA_TXN5
RSATA_TXP5
GND
GND
GNDRSATA_RXN6
RSATA_RXN6
RSATA_RXP6
GND
RSATA_RXP6
GNDRSATA_TXN6
RSATA_TXP6
RSATA_TXN6
GND
RSATA_TXP6
GND
®
®
P5B-PLUS
SATA1
SATA1
P5B-PLUS SATA connectors
P5B-PLUS SATA connectors
•
You must install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows® XP
Service Pack 1 before using Serial ATA hard disk drives. The Serial ATA
RAID feature (RAID 0/RAID 1/RAID 5/RAID 10) is available only if you are
using Windows® 2000/XP or later version.
•
When using the connectors in Standard IDE mode, connect the primary (boot)
hard disk drive to the SATA1/2/5/6 connector. Refer to the table below for
the recommended SATA hard disk drive connections.
Serial ATA hard disk drive connection
Connector
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Color
Setting
Use
SATA1/2/5/6
Red
Master
Boot disk
SATA3/4
Black
Slave
Data Disk
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right angle side
Connect the right-angle side
of SATA signal cable to SATA
device. Or you may connect the
right-angle side of SATA cable to
the onboard SATA port to avoid
mechanical conflict with huge
graphics cards.
4.
IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
The onboard IDE connector is for the Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable.
There are three connectors on each Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal cable:
blue, black, and gray. Connect the blue connector to the motherboard’s IDE
connector, then select one of the following modes to configure your device.
Drive jumper setting
Single device
Cable-Select or Master
Two devices
Cable-Select
Mode of
device(s)
-
Cable connector
Master
Black
Black
Slave
Gray
Master
Master
Black or gray
Slave
Slave
•
Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole on the
Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion when you
connect the IDE cable.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 IDE devices.
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P5B-PLUS
If any device jumper is set as “Cable-Select,” make sure all other device
jumpers have the same setting.
PRI_IDE
P5B-PLUS IDE connector
ASUS P5B-Plus Series
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
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5.
USB connectors
Vista Edition: (10-1 pin USB56, USB 78)
Standard Edition: (10-1 pin USB56, USB 78, USB910)
GND
USB_P9+
USB_P9USB+5V
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
PIN1
NC
GND
USB_P10+
USB_P10USB+5V
P5B-PLUS USB 2.0 connectors
PIN1
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
PIN1
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
USB+5V
USB_P6USB_P6+
GND
NC
®
P5B-PLUS
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB module cable
to any of these connectors, then install the module to a slot opening at the
back of the system chassis. These USB connectors comply with USB 2.0
specification that supports up to 480 Mbps connection speed.
Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
Connect the USB cable to ASUS Q-Connector (USB, blue) first, and then install
the Q-Connector (USB) to the USB56 connector onboard.
6.
IEEE 1394a port connector (10-1 pin IE1394_2)
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P5B-PLUS
This connector is for a IEEE 1394a port. Connect the IEEE 1394a module
cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back
of the system chassis.
TPA2+
GND
TPB2+
+12V
IE1394_2
TPA2GND
TPB2+12V
GND
P5B-PLUS IEEE 1394a connector
1
The IEEE1394a module is purchased separately.
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Never connect a USB cable to the IEEE 1394a connector. Doing so will damage
the motherboard!
You can connect the 1394 cable to ASUS Q-Connector (1394, red) first, and
then install the Q-Connector (1394) to the 1394 connector onboard.
7.
CPU, chassis, power fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN1, 3-pin CHA_FAN2, 3-pin PWR_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 mA ~ 2000 mA (24 W max.)
or a total of 1 A ~ 7 A (84 W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan cables to the
fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the black wire of each
cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
DO NOT forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air
flow inside the system may damage the motherboard components. These are
not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the fan connectors!
PWR_FAN
GND
+12V
Rotation
GND
CPU FAN PWR
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWM
®
P5B-PLUS
CPU_FAN
CHA_FAN1 CHA_FAN2
Rotation
+12V
GND
GND
+12V
Rotation
P5B-PLUS Fan connectors
Only the CPU-FAN and CHA-FAN 1-2 connectors support the ASUS Q-FAN 2
feature.
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8.
Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor or switch.
Connect one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch cable to this
connector. The chassis intrusion sensor or switch sends a high-level signal to
this connector when a chassis component is removed or replaced. The signal
is then generated as a chassis intrusion event.
CHASSIS
Chassis Signal
GND
+5VSB_MB
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P5B-PLUS
By default , the pin labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted with
a jumper cap. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to use the
chassis intrusion detection feature.
(Default)
P5B-PLUS Chassis intrusion connector
9.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin EATX12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply plugs
are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper
orientation and push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
+12V DC
GND
®
P5B-PLUS
EATX12V
P5B-PLUS ATX power connectors
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EATXPWR
+12V DC
GND
+3 Volts
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
-5 Volts
Ground
Ground
Ground
PSON#
Ground
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
•
Make sure to remove the cap on the EATX12V connector before connecting
an 4-pin EPS +12V power plug.
•
Use only 4-pin ATX12V EPS +12V power plug for the EATX12V connector.
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•
For a fully configured system, we recommend that you use a power supply
unit (PSU) that complies with ATX 12 V Specification 2.0 (or later version)
and provides a minimum power of 400 W.
•
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin EATX12V power plug; otherwise, the
system will not boot.
•
Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when
configuring a system with more power-consuming devices. The system
may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate.
• The ATX 12 V Specification 2.0-compliant (400W) PSU has been tested
to support the motherboard power requirements with the following
configuration:
CPU: Intel® Pentium® Extreme 3.73GHz
Memory: 512 MB DDR2 (x4)
Graphics card: ASUS EAX1900XT
Parallel ATA device: IDE hard disk drive
Serial ATA device: SATA hard disk drive (x2)
Optical drive: DVD-RW
10. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that
supports either HD Audio or legacy AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end
of the front panel audio I/O module cable to this connector.
®
Legacy AC 97 audio
pin definition
NC
NC
NC
AGND
SENSE2_RETUR
SENSE1_RETUR
PRESENCE#
GND
P5B-PLUS
AAFP
HD Audio-compliant
pin definition
Line out_L
NC
Line out_R
MICPWR
MIC2
PORT2 L
SENSE_SEND
PORT2 R
PORT1 R
PORT1 L
P5B-PLUS Analog front panel connector
•
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.
•
By default, this connector is set to [AC'97]. If you want to connect a High
Definition front panel audio module to this connector, set the Front Panel
Support Type item in the BIOS setup to [HD Audio]. See section 4.4.6
Onboard Device Configuration for details.
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11. Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)
®
P5B-PLUS
This connector allows you to receive stereo audio input from sound sources
such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
CD
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Left Audio Channel
(black)
P5B-PLUS Internal audio connector
12. Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF)
+5V
SPDIFOUT
GND
®
P5B-PLUS
This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF)
port(s). Connect the S/PDIF Out module cable to this connector, then install
the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
SPDIF_OUT
P5B-PLUS Digital audio connector
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
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13. Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
®
P5B-PLUS
This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module
cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back
of the system chassis.
COM1
PIN 1
P5B-PLUS COM port connector
The serial port module is purchased separately.
14. TPM connector (20-1 pin TPM)
®
P5B-PLUS
This connector supports a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) system, which can
securely store keys, digital certificates, passwords, and data. A TPM system
also helps enhance network security, protects digital identities, and ensures
platform integrity.
TPM
P5B-PLUS TPM connector
The TPM module is purchased separately. Use the ASUS TPM module ONLY!
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15. System panel connector (20-8 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
PLED-
PLED+
®
SPEAKER
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
PLED
P5B-PLUS
Reset
Ground
PWR
Ground
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
PANEL
RESET
IDE_LED
PWRSW
P5B-PLUS
System panel connector
•
* Requires an ATX power supply.
System power LED (2-pin PLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the chassis
power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED lights up when
you turn on the system power, and blinks when the system is in sleep mode.
•
Hard disk drive activity LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD Activity
LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes when data is
read from or written to the HDD.
•
System warning speaker (4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning speaker. The
speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power button
turns the system on or puts the system in sleep or soft-off mode depending
on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds
while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
•
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system
reboot without turning off the system power.
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ASUS Q-Connector (system panel)
You can use the ASUS Q-Connector to connect/disconnect chassis front panel
cables in a few steps. Refer to the instructions below to install the ASUS QConnector.
1.
Connect the front panel cables to the
ASUS Q-Connector.
Refer to the labels on the Q-Connector
to know the detailed pin definitions, then
match them to the respective front panel
cable labels.
2.
Install the ASUS Q-Connector to the
system panel connector, making sure
the orientation matches the labels on the
motherboard.
3.
The front panel functions are now enabled.
The figure shows the Q-Connector properly
installed on the motherboard.
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This chapter describes the power up
sequence, the vocal POST messages,
and ways of shutting down the system.
3
Powering up
Chapter summary
3
3.1
Starting up for the first time......................................................... 3-1
3.2
Turning off the computer.............................................................. 3-2
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3.1
Starting up for the first time
1.
After making all the connections, replace the system case cover.
2.
Be sure that all switches are off.
3.
Connect the power cord to the power connector at the back of the system
chassis.
4.
Connect the power cord to a power outlet that is equipped with a surge
protector.
5.
Turn on the devices in the following order:
a. Monitor
b. External SCSI devices (starting with the last device on the chain)
c. System power
6.
After applying power, the system power LED on the system front panel case
lights up. For systems with ATX power supplies, the system LED lights up
when you press the ATX power button. If your monitor complies with “green”
standards or if it has a “power standby” feature, the monitor LED may light up
or switch between orange and green after the system LED turns on.
The system then runs the power-on self tests or POST. While the tests are
running, the BIOS beeps (see BIOS beep codes table below) or additional
messages appear on the screen. If you do not see anything within 30
seconds from the time you turned on the power, the system may have failed a
power-on test. Check the jumper settings and connections or call your retailer
for assistance.
AMI BIOS beep codes
BIOS Beep
One short beep
One continuous beep followed by two
short beeps then a pause (repeated)
One continuous beep followed by three
short beeps
One continuous beep followed by four
short beeps
7.
Description
VGA detected
Quick boot set to disabled
No keyboard detected
No memory detected
No VGA detected
Hardware component failure
At power on, hold down the <Delete> key to enter the BIOS Setup. Follow the
instructions in Chapter 4.
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3.2
Turning off the computer
3.2.1
Using the OS shut down function
If you are using Windows® 2000:
1. Click the Start button then click Shut Down.
2. Make sure that the Shut Down option button is selected, then click the OK
button to shut down the computer.
3.
The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
If you are using Windows® XP:
1. Click the Start button then select Turn Off Computer.
2. Click the Turn Off button to shut down the computer.
3.
The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
If you are using Windows® Vista:
1. Click the Start button then select ShutDown.
2. The power supply should turn off after Windows® shuts down.
3.2.2
Using the dual function power switch
While the system is ON, pressing the power switch for less than four seconds puts
the system to sleep mode or to soft-off mode, depending on the BIOS setting.
Pressing the power switch for more than four seconds lets the system enter the
soft-off mode regardless of the BIOS setting. Refer to section 4.5 Power Menu in
Chapter 4 for details.
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Chapter 3: Powering up
This chapter tells how to change the
system settings through the BIOS Setup
menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS
parameters are also provided.
4
BIOS setup
Chapter summary
4
4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS............................................. 4-1
4.2
BIOS setup program..................................................................... 4-9
4.3
Main menu................................................................................... 4-12
4.4
Advanced menu.......................................................................... 4-16
4.5
Power menu................................................................................. 4-27
4.6
Boot menu................................................................................... 4-31
4.7
Tools menu.................................................................................. 4-36
4.8
Exit menu..................................................................................... 4-38
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4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard Basic
Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
2.
ASUS EZ Flash 2 (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk or USB flash disk.)
3.
ASUS AFUDOS (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk)
4.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 (Recovers the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk,
USB flash disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.)
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk or
USB flash disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the
original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.
4.1.1
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the
motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility allows you
to:
•
Save the current BIOS file
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
•
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
•
View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an
Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update VX.XX.XX.
3.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
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Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
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1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start
> Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update
main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from the
Internet option from the drop‑down
menu, then click Next.
3.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest
you to avoid network traffic, or
click Auto Select. Click Next.
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4.
From the FTP site, select the BIOS
version that you wish to download.
Click Next.
5.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself through
the Internet. Always update the
utility to avail all its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking Start
> Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS Update
main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from a file
option from the drop‑down menu,
then click Next.
3.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open
window, then click Open.
4.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
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4.1.2
1.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click Start from the Windows® desktop, then select My Computer.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click File from the menu, then select Format. A Format 3 1/2 Floppy
Disk window appears.
e. Select Create an MS-DOS startup disk from the format options field,
then click Start.
Windows® 2000 environment
To create a set of boot disks for Windows® 2000:
a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. Insert the Windows® 2000 CD to the optical drive.
c. Click Start, then select Run.
d. From the Open field, type
D:\bootdisk\makeboot a:
assuming that D: is your optical drive.
e. Press <Enter>, then follow screen instructions to continue.
2.
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Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable floppy
disk.
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4.1.3
ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to go
through the long process of booting from a floppy disk and using a DOS‑based
utility. The EZ Flash 2 utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is accessible by pressing
<Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self Tests (POST).
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for
the motherboard.
2.
Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk or a USB flash disk, then restart the
system.
3.
You can launch the EZ Flash 2 by two methods.
(1) Insert the floppy disk / USB flash disk that contains the BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive or the USB port.
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.00
FLASH TYPE: SST 25LF080
Current ROM
BOARD: P5B-Plus
VER: 0106
DATE: 12/14/06
PATH: A:\
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
A:
Note
[Enter] Select or Load
[B] Backup
[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[ESC] Exit
(2) Enter BIOS setup program. Go to the Tools menu to select EZ Flash2
and press <Enter> to enable it.
You can switch between drives by pressing <Tab> before the correct file
is found. Then press <Enter>.
4.
When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash 2 performs the BIOS update
process and automatically reboots the system when done.
•
This function can support devices such as USB flash disk, or floppy disk
with FAT 32/16 format and single partition only.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot failure!
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4.1.4
AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment using
a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also allows you to
copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when the BIOS fails or gets
corrupted during the updating process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
•
Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at least
1024KB free space to save the file.
•
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS
screen displays may not be same as shown.
1.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support CD to
the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
2.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /o[filename]
where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than eight
alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three alphanumeric
characters for the extension name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
Main filename
3.
Extension name
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
Write to file...... ok
A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS file.
Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
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Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS file for
the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
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Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact BIOS
filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support CD to
the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable floppy
disk.
A:\>afudos /iP5BP.ROM
4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iP5BP.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent
system boot failure!
5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is
completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
A:\>afudos /iP5BP.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.19(ASUS V2.07(03.11.24BB))
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
WARNING!! Do not turn off power during flash BIOS
Reading file ....... done
Reading flash ...... done
Advance Check ......
Erasing flash ...... done
Writing flash ...... done
Verifying flash .... done
Please restart your computer
A:\>
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4.1.5
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
update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard support CD, the floppy disk, or
the USB flash disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
Prepare the motherboard support CD, the floppy disk or the USB flash disk
containing the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the motherboard support CD to the optical drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks the CD
for the BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted
BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “P5BP.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
Recovering the BIOS from the USB flash disk
To recover the BIOS from the USB flash disk:
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1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains BIOS file to the USB port.
2.
Turn on the system.
3.
The utility will automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file When found,
the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the corrupted BIOS file.
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
•
Only the USB flash disk with FAT 32/16 format and single partition can
support ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3. The device size should be smaller than
8GB.
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so
can cause system boot failure!
Chapter 4: BIOS setup
4.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) chip
that you can update using the provided utility described in section 4.1 Managing
and updating your BIOS.
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard, reconfiguring
your system, or prompted to“Run Setup.” This section explains how to configure
your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change the
configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can enable the
security password feature or change the power management settings. This
requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup program so that the
computer can recognize these changes and record them in the CMOS RAM of the
SPI chip.
The SPI chip on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you start up the
computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this program. Press
<Del> during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to enter the Setup utility; otherwise,
POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctrl+Alt+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis. You can
also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this last option only if
the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being a
menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus and make
your selections from the available options using the navigation keys.
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The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most conditions
to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes unstable after
changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings to ensure system
compatibility and stability. Select the Load Default Settings item under the
Exit Menu. See section 4.8 Exit Menu.
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes
only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS file for
this motherboard.
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4.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Main
Menu bar
Advanced
Power
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
1
2
3
4
5
6
IDE Configuration
Configuration fields
General help
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
[10:55:25]
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[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
System Information
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-]
to configure the
System Time.
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Tab
F1
F10
ESC
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Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Sub-menu items
4.2.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Tools
For configuring options for special functions
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard
until the desired item is highlighted.
4.2.3
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for that
particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change
the settings.
The navigation keys may differ from one screen to another.
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4.2.4
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that
menu. For example, selecting Main
shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Advanced, Power,
Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
4.2.5
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
SATA
Use [ENTER], [TAB],
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
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1
2
3
4
5
6
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system.
IDE Configuration
System Information
Main menu items
Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the iteam has a
sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press <Enter>.
4.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user- configurable,
you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item
that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when selected. To
change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to display a list of options.
Refer to “4.2.7 Pop-up window.”
4.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the
configuration options for that item.
4.2.8
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a
menu screen when there are items that do
not fit on the screen. Press the Up/Down
arrow keys or <Page Up> /<Page Down>
keys to display the other items on the
screen.
4.2.9
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen
is a brief description of the selected item.
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4.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears, giving
you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section 4.2.1 BIOS menu screen for information on the menu screen
items and how to navigate through them.
Main
Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
[10:55:25]
[Mon 07/24/2006] [1.44M, 3.5 in]
SATA 1
SATA 2
SATA 3
SATA 4
SATA 5
SATA 6
IDE Configuration
System Information
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
[Not
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-]
to configure the
System Time.
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Tab
F1
F10
ESC
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Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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4.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
4.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
4.3.3
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.]
[1.44M, 3.5 in.] [2.88M, 3.5 in.]
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4.3.4
SATA 1-6
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of Serial ATA
devices. There is a separate sub-menu for each SATA device. Select a device item
then press <Enter> to display the SATA device information.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
SATA 1
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: WDC WD800JD-00LSA0
Size
: 80.0GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
: 4
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-5
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
[Auto]
LBA/Large Mode
[Auto]
Block(Multi-sector Transfer)M
[Auto]
PIO Mode
[Auto]
DMA Mode
[Auto]
SMART Monitoring
[Auto]
32Bit Data Transfer
[Enabled]
Select the type of
device connected to
the system.
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The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items (Device,
Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra DMA, and
SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable. These items show
N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to [Auto] allows automatic selection of the
appropriate IDE device type. Select [CDROM] if you are specifically configuring a
CD-ROM drive. Select [ARMD] (ATAPI Removable Media Device) if your device is
either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive.
Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to [Auto] enables the LBA mode if the
device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously formatted with LBA
mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-Sector Transfer) M [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to [Auto], the data
transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if the device
supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled], the data transfer
from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
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DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0] [SWDMA1] [SWDMA2] [MWDMA0]
[MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0] [UDMA1] [UDMA2] [UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.3.5
IDE Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for the IDE
devices installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter> if you want to
configure the item.
IDE Configuration
SATA Configuraton
Configure SATA as
[Enhanced]
[IDE]
Hard Disk Write Protect
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)
[Disabled]
[35]
Disable
Compatiable: for
Win98 WinMe
Enhanced
SATA Configuration [Enhanced]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Compatible] [Enhanced]
Configure SATA As [IDE]
Sets the configuration for the Serial ATA connectors supported by the
Southbridge chip.
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.
If you want to create a RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, or the Intel® Matrix
Storage Technology configuration from the Serial ATA hard disk drives, set
this item to [RAID].
If you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as Parallel ATA physical
storage devices, keep the default setting [IDE].
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If you want the Serial ATA hard disk drives to use the Advanced Host Controller
Interface (AHCI), set this item to [AHCI].
Hard Disk Write Protect [Disabled]
Disables or enables device write protection. This will be effective only if the device
is accessed through BIOS. Configuration option: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec) [35]
Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.
Configuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35]
4.3.6
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The BIOS
automatically detects the items in this menu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Main
AMIBIOS
Version
: 0106
Build Date : 11/23/06
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Genuine Intel(R) CPU 3.20 GHz
: 3200 MHz
: 1
System Memory
Available
: 512 MB
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information.
Processor
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification.
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory.
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4.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other
system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Main Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
Jumperfree Configuration
USB Configuration
TPM Configuration
Adjust system
Frequency/Voltage,etc.
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCIPnP
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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4.4.1
JumperFree Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure System Frequency/Voltage
AI Tuning
DRAM Frequency
[Auto]
[Auto]
Select the target CPU
frequency, and the
relevant parameters
will be auto-adjusted.
Frequencies higher
than CPU manufacturer
recommends are not
guaranteed to be
stable. If the system
becomes unstable,
return to the default.
AI Tuning [Auto]
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU internal
frequency. Selct either one of the preset overclocking configuration options:
Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
Manual
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Auto
Loads the optimal settings for the system.
Standard
Loads the standard settings for the system.
AI N.O.S.
The ASUS Non-delay Overclocking System feature
intelligently determines the system load and automatically
boosts the performance for the most demanding tasks.
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CPU Frequency [XXX]
Displays the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus and PCI bus.
The value of this item is auto-detected by the BIOS. Use the <+> and <-> keys to
adjust the CPU frequency. You can also type the desired CPU frequency using the
numeric keypad. The values range from 100 to 650. Refer to the table below for
the correct Front Side Bus and CPU External Frequency settings.
FSB/CPU External Frequency Synchronization
Front Side Bus
CPU External Frequency
FSB 1066
FSB 800
266 MHz
200 MHz
The CPU Frequency item appears only when you set the AI Tuning item to
[Manual].
N.O.S. Mode [Auto]
Allows you to set the N.O.S. mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Standard] [Sensitive] [Heavy Load]
The N.O.S. Mode item appears only when you set the AI Tuning item to [AI
N.O.S.].
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the DDR operating frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [DDR2 - 533MHz] [DDR2 - 667MHz]
[DDR2 - 800MHz] [DDR2 - 889MHz] [DDR2 - 1067MHz]
Selecting a very high DRAM frequency may cause the system to become
unstable! If this happens, revert to the default setting.
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The DRAM Frequency item always appears on the Advanced menu.
•
The following items appear only when you set the AI Tuning item to
[Manual]
PCI Express Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the PCI Express frequency. This item is set to [Auto] by default.
Configuration options: [Auto] [90] [91] ~ [149] [150]
PCI Clock Synchronization Mode [Auto]
Allows you to synchronize the PCI frequency with the PCI Express or CPU frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [33.33MHz]
Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable the clock generator spread spectrum.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
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The following items also appear when the AI Tuning item is set to [AI NOS].
Memory Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to select the DDR2 reference voltage.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.80V] [1.85V] [1.90V]~[2.40V] [2.45V]
Refer to the DDR2 documentation before adjusting the memory voltage. Setting a
very high memory voltage may damage the memory module(s)!
CPU VCore Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to select the CPU VCore voltage.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.7000V] [1.6875V] [1.6750V] [1.6625V] [1.6500V]
[1.6375V] [1.6250V] [1.6125V] [1.6000V] [1.5875V] [1.5750V] [1.5625V] [1.5500V]
[1.5375V] [1.5250V] [1.5125V] [1.5000V] [1.4875V] [1.4750V] [1.4625V] [1.4500V]
[1.4375V] [1.4250V] [1.4125V] [1.4000V] [1.3875V] [1.3750V] [1.3625V] [1.3500V]
[1.3375V] [1.3250V] [1.3125V] [1.3000V] [1.2875V] [1.2750V]
Refer to the CPU documentation before setting the CPU Vcore voltage. Setting
a high Vcore voltage may damage the CPU!
FSB Termination Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to select the front side bus termination voltage.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.200V] [1.300V] [1.400V] [1.450V]
Setting a high FSB termination voltage may damage the chipset and CPU.
NB VCore [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.25V] [1.35V] [1.45V] [1.55V]
SB Vvore (SATA,PCIE) [Auto]
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.50V] [1.60V] [1.70V] [1.80V]
ICH Chipset Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to select the ICH Chipset Voltage.
Configuration options: [Auto] [1.057V] [1.215V]
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4.4.2
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
USB Configuration
Module Version - 2.24.0-11.4
Options
Disabled
Enabled
USB Devices Enabled:
None
USB Functions
ASAP
Legacy USB Support Port 64/60 Emulation
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
BIOS EHCI Hand-off
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[HiSpeed]
[Enabled]
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The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the auto-detected
values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows None.
USB Functions [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB functions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
ASAP (ASUS Accelerated Propeller) will function only when the USB Functions
item is set to [Enabled].
ASAP [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASAP function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. Setting to [Auto]
allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. If detected,
the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the
legacy USB support is disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Port 64/60 Emulation [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the I/O port 60h/64h emulation support. This item
should be enabled for the complete USB keyboard legacy support for non-USB
aware OSes. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to set the USB 2.0 controller mode to HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or
FullSpeed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [FullSpeed ] [HiSpeed ]
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BIOS EHCI Hand-off [Enabled]
Allows you to enable support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off
feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.4.3
TPM Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to configure the TPM functions. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
TPM Configuration
TGC/TPM SUPPORT
[Yes]
Execute TPM Command
TPM Enable/Disable Status
Clearing the TPM
TPM Owner Status
[Last setting]
[Enabled]
[Press Enter]
[UnOwned]
Enable/Disable TPM
TCG (TPM 1.1/1.2) supp
in BIOS
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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TCG/TPM SUPPORT [Yes]
Allows you to enable or disable the TCG/TPM support in BIOS.
Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
The following items appear only when you set the TCG/TPM SUPPORT item to
[Yes]
Execute TPM Command [Last Setting]
Allows you to activate and deactivate the TPM function. Once you activate or
deactivate this function, it keeps the [Last Setting] as default value.
Configuration options: [Last Setting] [Disabled] [Enabled]
TPM Enabled/Disabled Status [Enabled]
This item shows the status of the TPM function. It switches status with the
Execute TPM Command item. If you activate the TPM function, it shows
[Enabled]. If not, it displays [Disabled]
Clearing the TPM [Press Enter]
This item appears only when you activate the TPM function. Press <Enter> to clear
the TPM setting.
TPM Owner Status [UnOwned]
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4.4.4
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
The following BIOS screen items and configuration options differ with variant
CPU models.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Configure advanced CPU settings
Module Version: 3C.0E
Manufacturer: Intel
Brand String: Genuine Intel(R) CPU 3.20GHz
Frequency
: 3.20GHz
FSB Speed
: 533 MHz
Cache L1
: 16 KB
Cache L2
: 256 KB
Ratio Status: Unlocked (Max:24, Min:14)
Ratio Actual Value : 24
CPUID
: F41
Modify Ratio Support
[Disabled]
C1E CPUID Value Limit:
[Disabled]
Max CPUID Value Limit:
[Disabled]
Vanderpool Technology
[Enabled]
CPU TM function:
[Enabled]
Execute Disable Bit
[Enabled]
PECI
[Disabled]
Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm) Tech.
[Disabled]
Options
Disabled
Enabled
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Modify Ratio Support [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears when the item Modify Ratio Support is set to
[Enabled].
Ratio CMOS Setting: [ 24]
Allows you to set the ratio between the CPU Core Clock and the FSB
Frequency. Use <+> and <-> to adjust the value.
Configuration options: [14] [15]~[23] [24]
C1E Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable C1E Support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
Setting this item to [Enabled] allows legacy operating systems to boot even without
support for CPUs with extended CPUID functions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Vanderpool Technology [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPU TM function [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Execute Disable Bit [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the No-Execution Page Protection Technology.
Setting this item to [Disabled] forces the XD feature flag to always return to zero
(0). Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
PECI [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Intel(R) SpeedStep (tm) Tech. [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Automatic]
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4.4.5
Chipset
The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings. Select an
item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced Chipset Settings
WARMING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Configure Norrth Bridge
features.
North Bridge Configuration
North Bridge Chipset Configuration
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
North Bridge Chipset Configuration
Memory Remap Feature
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
Static Read Control
Initiate Graphic Adapter
PEG Port Configuration
PEG Force x1
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[PEG/PCI]
ENABLED: Allow
remapping of
overlapped PCI memory
above the total
physical memory.
DISABLED: Do not allow
remapping of memory
[Disabled]
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Memory Remap Feature [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the remapping of the overlapped PCI memory
above the total physical memory. Enable this option only when you install 64bit operating system. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Static Read Control [Auto]
Configuration options: [Disable] [Auto] [Fast] [Faster]
Initiate Graphic Adapter [PEG/PCI]
Allows you to decide which graphics controller to use as the primary boot
device. Configuration options: [PCI/PEG] [PEG/PCI]
PEG Force x1 [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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4.4.6
Onboard Devices Configuration
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Configure Win627EHF Super IO Chipset
HD Audio Controller
[Enabled]
Front Panel Support Type
[AC97]
Onboard 1394 Controller [Enabled]
Onboard PCIE GbE LAN
[Enabled]
LAN Option ROM
[Disabled]
JMicron SATA/PATA Controller
[Enabled]
JMicron SATA Controller Mode
[IDE]
Serial Port1 Address
[3F8/IRQ4]
Parallel Port Address
[378]
Parallel Port Mode
[ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel
[DMA3]
Parallel Port IRQ
[IRQ7]
Enable or Disable
High Definition Audio
Controller
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HD Audio Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the High Definition Audio Controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Front Panel Support Type [AC97]
Allows you to set the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy
AC’97 or high-definition audio depending on the audio standard that the front
panel audio module supports. Configuration options: [AC97] [HD Audio]
Onboard 1394 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to disable or enable the onboard 1394 device support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard PCIE GbE LAN [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
LAN Option ROM [Disabled]
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
JMicron SATA/PATA Controller [Enabled]
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
JMicron SATA Controller Mode [IDE]
Configuration options: [RAID] [IDE] [AHCI]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
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Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC]
Parallel Port Mode [ECP]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [Bi-Directional] [EPP] [ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port ECP DMA.
Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port IRQ.
Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
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4.4.7
PCIPnP
The PCIPnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for PCI/PnP
devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources for either
PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block for legacy ISA
devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCIPnP menu items. Incorrect
field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S
[No]
PCI Latency Timer
[64]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
[Yes]
Palette Snooping
[Disabled]
IRQ-3 assigned to
[PCI Device]
IRQ-4 assigned to
[PCI Device]
IRQ-5 assigned to
[PCI Device]
IRQ-7 assigned to
[PCI Device]
IRQ-9 assigned to
[PCI Device]
IRQ-10 assigned to
[PCI Device]
IRQ-11 assigned to
[PCI Device]
IRQ-14 assigned to
[PCI Device]
IRQ-15 assigned to
[PCI Device]
NO: lets the BIOS
configure all the
devices in the system.
YES: lets the operating
system configure Plug
and Play (PnP) devices
not required for boot
if your system has a
Plug and Play operating
system.
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F10
ESC
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Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Plug And Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set to
[Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating system
configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device latency
timer register. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160] [192] [224] [248]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card requests for
an IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the PCI VGA card even
if requested. Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the palette snooping feature informs the PCI devices that
an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the latter can function
correctly. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IRQ-xx assigned to [PCI Device]
When set to [PCI Device], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP devices.
When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA devices.
Configuration options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]
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4.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Power Management (APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display the
configuration options.
Main
Advanced
Power
Suspend Mode
Repost Video on S3 Resume
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI APIC support
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
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F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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4.5.1
Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) state
to be used for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]
4.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume [Disabled]
Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support [Disabled]
Specifies the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) version
supported. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.5.4
ACPI APIC support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) support in the Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC). When
set to [Enabled], the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the RSDT pointer list.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.5.5
APM Configuration
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
APM Configuration
Restore on AC Power Loss
Power On By RTC Alarm
Power On By External Modems
Power On By PCI Devices
Power On By PCIE Devices
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard
Power On By PS/2 Mouse
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
<Enter> to select
whether or not to
restart the system
after AC power loss.
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F10
ESC
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Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Restore On AC Power Loss [Power Off]
When set to [Power Off], the system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
When set to [Power On], the system goes on after an AC power loss. When set to
[Last State], the system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state
was before the AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this item
is set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date/ RTC Alarm Hour/ RTC Alarm
Minute/ RTC Alarm Second will become user-configurable with set values.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By External Modems [Disabled]
This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the computer
when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and
applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the first
try. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the computer is off
causes an initialization string that turns the system power on.
Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PME to wake up from S5 by PCI devices.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PCIE Devices [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the PCIE devices to generate a wake event.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to disable the Power On by PS/2 keyboard function or set specific keys
on the PS/2 keyboard to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power
supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Space Bar] [Ctrl-Esc] [Power Key]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse to turn on
the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on
the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.5.6
Hardware Monitor
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
[48.5ºC/118ºF]
[37ºC/98.5ºF]
CPU Fan Speed (RPM)
CPU Q-Fan Control
Chassis Fan 1 Speed
Chassis Fan 2 Speed
Chassis Q-Fan Control
Power Fan Speed (RPM)
[4470 RPM]
[Disabled]
[N/A]
[N/A]
[Disabled]
[N/A]
VCORE Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
[ 1.296V]
[ 3.264V]
[ 5.120V]
[12.302V]
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F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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CPU Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the motherboard
and CPU temperatures. Select [Ignored] if you do not wish to display the detected
temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows [N/A].
CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPU Q-Fan controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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The CPU Q-Fan Profile item appears when you enable the CPU Q-Fan
Control feature.
CPU Q-Fan Profile [Optimal]
Allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the CPU Q-Fan. When
set to [Optimal], the CPU fan automatically adjusts depending on the CPU
temperature. Set this item to [Silent Mode] to minimize fan speed for quiet CPU fan
operation, or [Performance Mode] to achieve maximum CPU fan speed.
Configuration options: [Optimal] [Silent Mode] [Performance Mode]
Chassis Fan 1/2 Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the chassis
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows [N/A].
Chassis Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the chassis Q-Fan controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The Chassis Q-Fan Profile item appears when you enable the Chassis Q-Fan
Control feature.
Chassis Q-Fan Profile [Optimal]
Allows you to set the appropriate performance level of the chassis Q-Fan. When
set to [Optimal], the chassis fan automatically adjusts depending on the chassis
temperature. Set this item to [Silent Mode] to minimize fan speed for quiet chassis
fan operation, or [Performance Mode] to achieve maximum chassis fan speed.
Configuration options: [Optimal] [Silent Mode] [Performance Mode]
Power Fan Speed (RPM) [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored] / [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the power
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows [N/A].
Vcore Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through
the onboard voltage regulators. Select [Ignored] if you do not want to detect these
items.
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4.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot Tools
Exit
Specifies the Boot
Device Boot Priority
sequence.
Boot Settings
Boot Device Priority
A virtual floppy disk
drive (Floppy Drive B:
) may appear when you
set the CD-ROM drive
as the first boot
device.
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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4.6.1
Boot Device Priority
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
[Hard Drive]
[ATAPI CD-ROM]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
availabe devices.
A device enclosed in
parenthesis has been
disabled in the
corresponding type
menu.
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1st ~ xxth Boot Device [xxx Drive]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices.
The number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of
devices installed in the system.
Configuration options: [1st FLOPPY DRIVE] [Hard Drive] [ATAPI CD-ROM]
[Disabled]
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Boot Settings Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot Full Screen Logo
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
Wait for ‘F1’ if Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Interrupt 19 Capture
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
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F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST) while
booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set to [Disabled],
BIOS performs all the POST items. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.
AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for the option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system waits for the <F1> key to be pressed when error
occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system displays the message “Press DEL to run Setup”
during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap Interrupt 19.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.6.3
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set
a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six letters
and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you successfully set your
password.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password then
press <Enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS Real
Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section 2.6 Jumper for information on how to
erase the RTC RAM.
After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow you to
change other security settings.
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BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Installed
: Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level [Full Access]
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check [Setup]
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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User Access Level [Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
[No Access] prevents user access to the Setup utility.
[View Only] allows access but does not allow change to any field.
[Limited] allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and Time.
[Full Access] allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password item on
top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a password, this
item shows Installed.
To set a User Password:
1.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at least six
letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user password.
Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the Setup
utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both when accessing
Setup and booting the system. Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
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4.7
Tools menu
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Main
Advanced
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
Press ENTER to run
the utility to select
and update BIOS.
This utility doesn't
support :
1.NTFS format
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS O.C. Profile
Select Screen
Select Item
Change
Field
+Enter Go to Sub Screen
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
ESC Exit
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4.7.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. When you press <Enter>, a confirmation
message appears. Use the left/right arrow key to select between [Yes] or [No],
then press <Enter> to confirm your choice. Please see page 4-5, section 4.1.3 for
details.
ASUSTek EZ Flash 2 BIOS ROM Utility V3.00
FLASH TYPE: SST 25LF080
Current ROM
BOARD: P5B-Plus
VER: 0804
DATE: 11/23/06
PATH: A:\
Update ROM
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
A:
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[Enter] Select or Load
[B] Backup
[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[ESC] Exit
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4.7.2
ASUS O.C. Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Tools
O.C. PROFILE Configuration
O.C. Profile 1 Status
O.C. Profile 2 Status
Save to Profile 1
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Save to Profile 1
Load from Profile 1
Save to Profile 2
Load from Profile 2
Start O.C. Profile
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Save to Profle 1/2
Allows you to save the current BIOS file to the BIOS Flash. Press <Enter> to save
the file.
Load from Profile 1/2
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Press
<Enter> to load the file.
Start O.C. Profile
Allows you to run the utility to save and load CMOS. Press <Enter> to run the
utility.
ASUSTek O.C. Profile Utility V1.00
Current CMOS
BOARD: P5B-Plus
VER: 0106
DATE: 11/23/06
PATH: A:\
Restore CMOS
BOARD: Unknown
VER: Unknown
DATE: Unknown
A:
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•
[Enter] Select or Load
[B] Backup
[Tab] Switch
[Up/Down/Home/End] Move
[ESC] Exit
This function can support devices such as USB flash disks or floppy
disks with FAT 32/16 format and single partition only.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent the system boot failure!
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4.8
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values for the
BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Main
Advanced
Power
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Tools
Exit
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Enter
Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub Screen
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the options
from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you finish making your selections, choose this option from the Exit menu to
ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM. An onboard backup
battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even when the PC is turned off.
When you select this option, a confirmation window appears. Select YES to save
changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes, the
program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save your changes
before exiting. Press <Enter> to save the changes while exiting.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you made to
the Setup program. If you make changes to fields other than System Date, System
Time, and Password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation before exiting.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears. Select
YES to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the
Setup menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation
window appears. Select YES to load default values. Select Exit & Save Changes
or make other changes before saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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This chapter describes the contents
of the support CD that comes with the
motherboard package.
5
Software
support
Chapter summary
5
5.1
Installing an operating system.................................................... 5-1
5.2
Support CD information............................................................... 5-1
5.3
Software information.................................................................... 5-9
5.4
Windows Vista feature................................................................ 5-37
5.5
RAID configurations................................................................... 5-38
5.6
Creating a RAID driver disk........................................................ 5-55
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5.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® 2000/ XP/ 64-bit XP/ Vista™ operating
systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates to
maximize the features of your hardware.
5.2
•
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for reference only. Refer to your OS
documentation for detailed information.
•
Make sure that you install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows®
XP Service Pack2 or later versions before installing the drivers for better
compatibility and system stability.
Support CD information
The support CD that came 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 CD are subject to change at any time without
notice. Visit the ASUS website(www.asus.com) for updates.
5.2.1
Running the support CD
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the
Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
Click an icon to display
support CD/motherboard
information
Click an item to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support
CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the
ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
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Drivers menu
The Drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects installed
devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
ASUS InstAll-Drivers Installation Wizard
Installs all of the drivers through the Installation Wizard.
Intel Chipset Inf Update Program
Installs the Intel® chipset Inf update program.
ASUS AI Remote
Installs ASUS AI Remote utility.
SoundMAX ADI1988 Audio Driver
Installs the SoundMAX® ADI1988 audio driver and application.
Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethernet Driver
Installs the Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethernet driver.
JMicron JMB36X RAID Controller Driver
Installs the JMicron® JMB36X Serial ATA RAID controller driver.
USB 2.0 Driver
Installs the USB 2.0 driver.
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5.2.3
Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the motherboard
supports.
ASUS InstAll-Installation Wizard for Utilities
Install all of the utilities through the Installation Wizard.
ASUS AI Suite
Install the ASUS AI Suite.
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in Windows®
environment. This utility requires an Internet connection either through a network
or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
ASUS PC Probe II
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system voltages,
and alerts you of any detected problems. This utility helps you keep your computer
in healthy operating condition.
ASUS Accelerated Propeller
Installs ASUS Accelerated Propeller (ASAP) utility.
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Install the following utilities from the ASUS Superb Software Library CD if
needed..
ADOBE Acrobat Reader V7.0
Installs the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader that allows you to open, view, and print
documents in Portable Document Format (PDF).
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
Installs the Microsoft® DirectX 9.0c driver. The Microsoft DirectX® 9.0c is a
multimedia technology that enhances computer graphics and sound. DirectX®
improves the multimedia features of you computer so you can enjoy watching
TV and movies, capturing videos, or playing games in your computer. Visit the
Microsoft® website (www.microsoft.com) for updates.
Symantec Norton Internet Security
Installs Symantec Norton Internet Security application.
WinDVD Copy5 Trial
Installs the WinDVD Copy5 trial version.
Corel Snapfire Plus SE
Installs Corel Snapfire Plus SE.
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5.2.4
Make disk menu
The Make disk menu contains items to create the Intel ICH8 or JMicron® JMB36X
RAID/AHCI driver disk.
Make Intel ICH8 32/64bit RAID/AHCI Driver Disk
Allows you to create an ICH8 32/64bit RAID/AHCI driver disk.
Make JMicron JMB36X 32/64bit RAID/AHCI Driver
Allows you to create a JMicron® JMB36X 32/64bit RAID/AHCI driver.
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Manual menu
The Manual menu contains a list of supplementary user manuals. Click an item to
open the folder of the user manual.
Most user manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install the Adobe®
Acrobat® Reader from the Utilities menu before opening a user manual file.
5.2.6
ASUS Contact information
Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can also find
this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
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Other information
The icons on the top right corner of the screen give additional information on the
motherboard and the contents of the support CD. Click an icon to display the
specified information.
Motherboard Info
Displays the general specifications of the motherboard.
Browse this CD
Displays the support CD contents in graphical format.
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Technical support Form
Displays the ASUS Technical Support Request Form that you have to fill out when
requesting technical support.
Filelist
Displays the contents of the support CD in text format.
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Software information
Most of the applications in the support CD have wizards that will conveniently guide
you through the installation. View the online help or readme file that came with the
software application for more information.
5.3.1
ASUS MyLogo2™
The ASUS MyLogo2™ utility lets you customize the boot logo. The boot logo is the
image that appears on screen during the Power‑On‑Self-Tests (POST). The ASUS
MyLogo2™ is automatically installed when you install the ASUS Update utility from
the support CD. See section 5.2.3 Utilities menu for details.
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Before using the ASUS MyLogo2™, use the AFUDOS utility to make a copy
of your original BIOS file, or obtain the latest BIOS version from the ASUS
website. See section 4.1.4 AFUDOS utility.
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Make sure that the BIOS item Full Screen Logo is set to [Enabled] if
you wish to use ASUS MyLogo2. See section 4.6.2 Boot Settings
Configuration.
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You can create your own boot logo image in GIF, JPG, or BMP file formats.
To launch the ASUS MyLogo2™:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility. Refer to section 4.1.1 ASUS Update utility
for details.
2.
Select Options from the drop down menu, then click Next.
3.
Check the option Launch MyLogo to replace system boot logo before flashing
BIOS, then click Next.
4.
Select Update BIOS from a file from the drop down menu, then click Next.
5.
When prompted, locate the new BIOS file, then click Next. The ASUS
MyLogo2 window appears.
6.
From the left window pane, select the
folder that contains the image you
intend to use as your boot logo.
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7.
When the logo images appear on the
right window pane, select an image to
enlarge by clicking on it.
8.
Adjust the boot image to your desired
size by selecting a value on the Ratio
box.
9.
When the screen returns to the ASUS Update utility, flash the original BIOS to
load the new boot logo.
10. After flashing the BIOS, restart the computer to display the new boot logo
during POST.
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5.3.2
ASUS PC Probe II
PC Probe II is a utility that monitors the computer’s vital components, and detects
and alerts you of any problem with these components. PC Probe II senses fan
rotations, CPU temperature, and system voltages, among others. Because PC
Probe II is software-based, you can start monitoring your computer the moment
you turn it on. With this utility, you are assured that your computer is always at a
healthy operating condition. Refer to page 1-7 for the OS that supports this feature.
Installing PC Probe II
To install PC Probe II on your computer:
1.
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab appears
if your computer has an enabled Autorun feature.
If Autorun is not enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the support
CD to locate the setup.exe file from the ASUS PC Probe II folder. Double-click
the setup.exe file to start installation.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click ASUS PC Probe II.
3.
Follow the screen instructions to complete installation.
Launching PC Probe II
You can launch the PC Probe II right after installation or anytime from the
Windows® desktop.
To launch the PC Probe II from the Windows® desktop, click Start > All Programs
> ASUS > PC Probe II > PC Probe II v1.xx.xx. The PC Probe II main window
appears.
After launching the application, the PC Probe II icon appears in the Windows®
taskbar. Click this icon to close or restore the application.
Using PC Probe II
Main window
The PC Probe II main window allows you to view the current status of your
system and change the utility
configuration. By default, the main
window displays the Preference
section. You can close or restore
the Preference section by clicking
on the triangle on the main
window right handle.
Click to close the
Preference panel
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Button
Function
Opens the Configuration window
Opens the Report window
Opens the Desktop Management Interface window
Opens the Peripheral Component Interconnect window
Opens the Windows Management Instrumentation window
Opens the hard disk drive, memory, CPU usage window
Shows/Hides the Preference section
Minimizes the application
Closes the application
Sensor alert
When a system sensor detects a problem, the main window right handle turns
red, as the illustrations below show.
When displayed, the monitor panel for that sensor also turns red. Refer to the
Monitor panels section for details.
Preferences
You can customize the application using the
Preference section in the main window. Click
the box before each preference to activate or
deactivate.
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Hardware monitor panels
The hardware monitor panels display the current value of a system sensor such as
fan rotation, CPU temperature, and voltages.
The hardware monitor panels come in two display modes: hexagonal (large) and
rectangular (small). When you check the Enable Monitoring Panel option from the
Preference section, the monitor panels appear on your computer’s desktop.
Small display
Large display
Changing the monitor panels position
To change the position of the monitor panels in the desktop,
click the arrow down button of the Scheme options, then select
another position from the list box. Click OK when finished.
Moving the monitor panels
All monitor panels move together using a magnetic effect. If you
want to detach a monitor panel from the
group, click the horseshoe magnet icon.
You can now move or reposition the panel
independently.
Adjusting the sensor threshold value
You can adjust the sensor threshold
value in the monitor panel by clicking
the or buttons. You can also adjust
the threshold values using the
Config window.
You cannot adjust the sensor
threshold values in a small
monitoring panel.
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increase
value
Click to
decrease
value
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Monitoring sensor alert
The monitor panel turns red when a component value exceeds or is lower
than the threshold value. Refer to the illustrations below.
Small display
Large display
WMI browser
Click
to display the
WMI (Windows Management
Instrumentation) browser. This
browser displays various Windows®
management information. Click an
item from the left panel to display on
the right panel. Click the plus sign (+)
before WMI Information to display the
available information.
You can enlarge or reduce the browser size by dragging the bottom right corner
of the browser.
DMI browser
Click
to display the DMI
(Desktop Management Interface)
browser. This browser displays various
desktop and system information.
Click the plus sign (+) before DMI
Information to display the available
information.
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PCI browser
Click
to display the PCI
(Peripheral Component Interconnect)
browser. This browser provides
information on the PCI devices installed
on your system. Click the plus sign
(+) before the PCI Information item to
display available information.
Usage
The Usage browser displays real-time information on the CPU, hard disk drive
space, and memory usage. Click
to display the Usage browser.
CPU usage
The CPU tab displays realtime CPU usage in line graph
representation. If the CPU has
an enabled Hyper­‑Threading,
two separate line graphs display
the operation of the two logical
processors.
Hard disk drive space usage
The Hard Disk tab displays the
used and available hard disk
drive space. The left panel of the
tab lists all logical drives. Click
a hard disk drive to display the
information on the right panel.
The pie chart at the bottom of the
window represents the used (blue)
and the available HDD space.
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Memory usage
The Memory tab shows both used
and available physical memory.
The pie chart at the bottom of
the window represents the used
(blue) and the available physical
memory.
Configuring PC Probe II
Click
to view and adjust the sensor threshold values.
The Config window has two tabs: Sensor/Threshold and Preference. The Sensor/
Threshold tab enables you to activate the sensors or to adjust the sensor threshold
values. The Preference tab allows you to customize sensor alerts, or change the
temperature scale.
Loads the default
threshold values for
each sensor
Applies your
changes
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Cancels or
ignores your
changes
Loads your saved
configuration
Saves your
configuration
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5.3.3 ASUS AI Suite
ASUS AI Suite allows you to launch AI Gear, AI N.O.S., AI Booster, AI Nap, and
Q-Fan utilities easily.
Installing AI Suite
To install AI Suite on your computer:
1.
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The Drivers installation tab appears
if your computer has an enabled Autorun feature.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click AI Suite.
3.
Follow the screen instructions to complete installation.
Launching AI Suite
You can launch the AI Suite right after installation or anytime from the Windows®
desktop.
To launch the AI Suite from the Windows® desktop, click Start > All Programs >
ASUS > AI Suite > AI Suite v1.xx.xx. The AI Suite main window appears.
After launching the application, the AI Suite icon appears in the Windows® taskbar.
Click this icon to close or restore the application.
Using AI Suite
Click the AI N.O.S., AI Gear, AI Nap, AI Booster, or Q-Fan icon to launch the utility,
or click the Normal icon to restore the system to normal state.
Press to restore to normal
Press to launch AI Nap
Press to launch AI Gear
Press to launch AI Booster
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Press to launch Q-Fan
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Other feature buttons
Click
on right corner of the main window to open the monitor window.
Displays the CPU/
system temperature,
CPU/memory/PCIE
voltage, and CPU/
chassis fan speed
Displays the FSB/CPU
frequency
Click
on right corner of the expanded window to switch the temperature from
degrees Centigrade to degrees Fahrenheit.
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5.3.4 ASUS AI Gear
ASUS AI Gear provides four system performance options that allows you to select
the best performance setting for your computing needs. This easy-to-use utility
adjusts the processor frequency and vCore voltage to minimize system noise and
power consumption.
After installing AI Suite from the bundled support CD, you can launch AI Gear by
double-clicking the AI Suite icon on your Windows OS taskbar and then click the AI
Gear button on the AI Suite main window.
Shift the gear to the performance setting that you like.
Maximum
Performance
Medium
Performance
High
Performance
Maximum
Power Saving
Refer to page 1-7 for the OS that supports this feature.
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5.3.5
ASUS AI Nap
This feature allows you to minimize the power consumption of your computer
whenever you are away. Enable this feature for minimum power consumption and
a more quiet system operation.
After installing AI Suite from the bundled support CD, you can launch the utility by
double-clicking the AI Suite icon on the Windows OS taskbar and click the AI Nap
button on the AI Suite main window.
Click Yes on the confirmation screen.
To exit AI Nap mode, press the system power or mouse button then click Yes on
the confirmation screen.
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Refer to page 1-7 for the OS that supports this feature.
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To switch the power button functions from AI Nap to shutting down, just
right click the AI Suite icon on the OS taskbar, select AI Nap and click Use
power button. Unclick the the item to switch the function back.
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ASUS AI N.O.S.
This ASUS Non-delay Overclocking System feature intelligently determines the
system load and automatically boosts the performance for the most demanding
tasks.
After installing AI Suite from the bundled support CD, you can launch the utility
by double-clicking the AI Suite icon on the Windows OS taskbar and click the AI
N.O.S. button on the AI Suite main window.
drop-down
menu button
Click the drop-down menu button and select Disable or Manual.
select an
N.O.S. mode
Click Apply at the bottom to save the configuration.
Refer to page 1-7 for the OS that supports this feature.
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5.3.7
ASUS Q-Fan
This ASUS Q-Fan Control feature allows you to set the appropriate performance
level of the CPU Q-Fan or the Chassis Q-Fan for more efficient system operation.
After enabling the Q-Fan function, the fans can be set to automatically adjust
depending on the temperature, to decrease fan speed, or to achieve the maximum
fan speed.
After installing AI Suite from the bundled support CD, you can launch the utility by
double-clicking the AI Suite icon on the Windows® OS taskbar and click the Q-Fan
button on the AI Suite main window.
Click the drop-down menu button
and display the fan names. Select
CPU Q-FAN or CHASSIS Q-FAN.
Click the box of Enable Q-Fan to
activate this function.
drop-down list button
Enable Q-Fan box
Profile list appears after clicking
the Enable Q-Fan box. Click
the drop-down list button and
select a profile. Optimal mode
makes the fans adjust speed with
the temperature; Silent mode
minimizes fan speed for quiet fan
operation; Performance mode
boosts the fan to achieve maximal
fan speed for the best cooling
effect.
click to display the
drop-down list and
select a Q-Fan mode
Click Apply at the bottom to save the setup.
Refer to page 1-7 for the OS that supports this feature.
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5.3.8
ASUS AI Booster
The ASUS AI Booster application allows you to overclock the CPU speed in
WIndows® environment without the hassle of booting the BIOS.
After installing AI Suite from the bundled support CD, you can launch the utility
by double-clicking the AI Suite icon on the Windows® OS taskbar and click the AI
Booster button on the AI Suite main window.
The options on the taskbar allow you to use the default settings, adjust CPU/
Memory/PCI-E frequency manually, or create and apply your personal overclocking
configurations.
Refer to page 1-7 for the OS that supports this feature.
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5.3.9
AI Remote
With the ASUS AI Remote, you can play, pause, or adjust the volume on any songs
desired without leaving your sofa. Have AI Remote in your hand and do more with
your PC at a distance away.
Overview of the ASUS AI Remote
1. Power
3. AI Gear
2. Full Screen
5. AP-1/2 Trigger
4. AI Nap
6. AP Menu
Volume Up
7. Media Control Zone
Play/Pause
Next
Previous
Volume Down
1. Power: Turns the computer on/off.
2. Full Screen: Puts the media application into full screen.
3. AI Gear: Changes modes for optimizing performance and quietness.
4. AI Nap: Snoozing system without terminating tasks into quietest state.
5. AP-1/2 Trigger: Initiates the pre-defined applications.
6. AP Menu: Displays the application menu.
7. Media Control Zone: Controls the media application.
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USB IR Receiver
Your motherboard will come bundled with a IR Receiver, simply connect the USB
end to your PC USB ports under the LAN2 port and place the IR receiver end at a
suitable place without hindrance.
ASUS >>USB receiver
IR Receiver
USB end
Infrared end
USB Ports
USB receiver
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The valid IR function distance is 6m depending on the environment.
Suggest you to aim at the IR receiver when using the ASUS AI Remote to
ensure a smooth and successful operation.
These two USB ports support USB wake-up capability. So when the
computer is not turned on, removing USB devices such as the ASUS IR
receiver from these two ports will start up the PC.
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Back I/O differs depending on the motherboards.
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Refer to page 1-7 for the OS that supports this function.
Software Installation
Before enjoying the convenience the
ASUS AI Remote brings you, you need
to install the software after the infrared
receiver installation. Simply click and
install the file ASUS AI Remote from
Drivers menu of the Motherboard Support
CD package for the first time, and it will
launch automatically everytime you start
up your PC.
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Activating HID-Compliant Devices
Due to the limitation of the operating system, if you remove the IR receiver from
the previous port and have it reinstall into the other USB port, the IR receiver will
not function. To activate the HID-compliant devices again, go to Device Manager/
Power Manager and check the box of Allow this device to bring the computer
out of standby.
1. Click Windows icon and
choose Control Panel.
2. Double click System and
Maintenance.
3. Click Device Manager.
4. Select HID-compliant device.
5. Check the box of Allow this
device to wake the computer.
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ASUS AI Remote Settings
After the installation of the ASUS AI Remote software, the utility screen will show
up and allows you to configure the ASUS AI Remote settings. Set up the function
keys following the instructions below.
1
2
3
1. Power On / Off Key
Enable power key
Click this box to enable this power button.
Enable power on after power loss
Click this box to restart the system after the AC power loss. Whenever the power
cord of your PC is removed from the outlet or there is a power failure, your PC will
auto-boot and shut down around few seconds to enable the Power On function of AI
Remote after the power supply is back.
Function switch
You can customize the Power key by switching the mode from Power off to
Hibernate or Standby based on your preference. Setting this item to Hibernate
allows you to lead your PC to the Windows S4 mode, which enables your PC to
enter Hibernate faster and return to full power much more quickly.
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Power On/Off button does not support MS-DOS Mode.
You have to check the box of Enable Power Key before using the ASUS AI
Remote to turn on and off your PC or to have it hibernate or standby. Visit
www.microsoft.com for details about Hibernate and Standby.
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2. AP-1/2
You are allowed to configure two sets of applications for AP-1 Trigger and
AP-2 Trigger buttons. After the setup, you can easily launch the pre-defined
application by pressing the designated button.
(1) Click the box before Use Profile, and you are able to select a default
application from the drop-down menu.
(2) To launch a non-default application, unclick the box before Use Profile.
(3) Click the Browse button and locate the executable (.exe) file of the
application you want to launch by pressing the AP-1 button.
(4) Follow the same instructions to configure the AP-2 button.
(5) Click Save to save the configuration.
3. Multimedia Keys
Profile
There are nine default applications in the Profile drop-down menu and five sets of
User Define.
Default applications are Media Player, iTunes, PowerDVD, WinDVD, QuickTime,
Real Player, DivX Player, WinAmp and Power Point. (Default applications in the
ASUS AI Remote software may change without notice.)
Path
The software will help locate the executable (.exe) file of the nine default
applications. If the .exe file is not located, click Browse to direct the correct path.
The .exe files of the User Define applications need to be located manually before
you using the ASUS AI Remote.
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Save after the .exe file path is directed.
If the executable file is relocated or the application is re-installed, you have
to redirect the file path for a correct ASUS AI Remote operation.
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AP Menu Button and Application menu
Navigate with the media control zone.
upward
leftward
downward
rightward
enter
Select Application Profile
After you press
(AP Menu) on the
remote control, an application profile
will be displayed on the screen. Use
the remote control to navigate and
initiate a desired application.
Select Application Path
If the software fails to locate the
executable file of the applicaton
at the first-time use, the Select
Application Path screen will appear.
Specify the correct path on screen.
Select File
After selecting the correct path, you
should select the correct executable
file (.exe) of the application for
launching the application.
If the executable file is located by the
software successfully or you have
already set up correctly in advance,
this screen will show up directly
when the application is chosen.
After selecting a desired file, folder
or CD-ROM, use
/
to choose
Back/OK/Cancel and then press
to confirm.
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For music listening, making playlists beforehand is suggested.
Press
again to close the application and again to re-launch the profile
menu.
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Define Hotkeys for Application
If you want to use the Media Control Zone to control non-default applications, such
as ACDSee, you can select User Define from the drop-down menu and rename
it by pressing Rename. The ASUS AI Remote software has correctly set up nine
popular applications and defined the funtion buttons for your convenient operation.
User Define
After clicking the box before Use
Hotkeys for Application, you are
free to define the hotkeys of the
User Define applications.
Select User Define 1~5 from
the Profile drop-down menu for
hotkeys definition. Press Save
to save the new setup or press
the Default button to clear ALL
personalized setups and restore to
the original definitions.
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The remote control buttons will function only when the definitions of the
application hotkeys are correct.
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The hotkey definitions may vary with different software versions. Click the
box of Redefine default hotkeys to give new correct definitions if needed.
Press Save button to save the redefinitions or press Reset button to restore
to the default hotkeys definition.
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After the initial setup, you will find an ASUS AI Remote icon
on the
Windows OS taskbar. Click the icon and select Settings to launch the utility
screen.
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The Function Buttons and AP Profile
The ASUS AI Remote software helps you set up the correspondence between the
function buttons on the remote to the function hotkeys of nine popular applications
in advance and leaves five sets for User Define.
Full Screen
+
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Media Player iTunes
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
v
*NOTE
Full Screen
+
-
PowerDVD
v
v/x
v
v
v
v
WinDVD
v
v
v
v
v
v
QuickTime
v
v
v
v
x
x
only play, no pause
Real Player
v
v
v
v
v
v
*NOTE
DivX Player
v
v
x
x
x
x
WinAmp
x
v/x
v
v
v
v
Power Point User Defne
v
Full Screen
B
ESC
Page Down
Page Up
only play, no pause
If you find the 9 default applications insufficient and would like to add different
applications, you are able to rename the 5 sets User Define and create your
preferred applications and favorable setups.
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5.3.10
SoundMAX® High Definition Audio utility
The ADI AD1988 High Definition Audio CODEC provides 8-channel audio
capability through the SoundMAX® audio utility with AudioESP™ software to
deliver the ultimate audio experience on your PC. The software implements high
quality audio synthesis/rendering, 3D sound positioning, and advanced voice-input
technologies.
Follow the installation wizard to install the ADI AD1988 Audio Driver from the
support CD that came with the motherboard package to activate the SoundMAX®
audio utility.
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You must use 4-channel, 6-channel or 8-channel speakers for this setup.
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Refer to page 1-7 for the OS that supports SoundMAX®.
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Jack Retasking function works on High Definition front panel audio ports
only.
If the SoundMAX® audio utility is correctly installed, you
will find the SoundMAX® icon on the taskbar.
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From the taskbar, double-click on the SoundMAX® icon to display the SoundMAX®
Control Panel.
Audio Setup Wizard
By clicking the
icon from the SoundMAX® control panel, you can easily
configure your audio settings. Simply follow succeeding screen instructions and
begin enjoying High Definition Audio.
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Jack configuration
Adjust speaker volume
This screen helps you configure your
computer’s audio ports, depending on
the audio devices you have installed.
This screen helps you adjust speaker
volume. Click the Test button to hear
the changes you have made.
Adjust microphone volume
This screen helps you adjust microphone volume. You will be asked to read prewritten text to allow the AudioWizard to adjust the volume as you speak.
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Audio preferences
Click the
icon to go to the Preferences page. This page allows you to change
various audio settings.
General options
Click the General tab to choose your playback and recording devices, enable/
disable the AudioESP™ feature, and enable/disable digital output.
Listening Environment options
Click the Listening Environment tab to set up your speaker, acoustic environment,
and enable/disable the Virtual Theater Surround function.
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Microphone options
Click the Microphone tab allows you to optimize your microphone input settings.
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5.4
Windows Vista feature
5.4.1
ASAP (ASUS Accelerated Propeller)
This motherboard is equipped with the ASUS Accelerated Propeller (ASAP)
feature. ASAP supports the Windows® Vista ReadyBoost™ function that improves
system performance under Windows® Vista. Refer to page 1-7 for the OS that
supports thiis feature.
Before activating ASAP, install the ASAP utility from the bundled support CD.
To activate ASAP:
1.
From the Windows® Vista desktop,
click Start > Computer.
2.
Right-click on the USB Removable
Storage device (ASAP), and select
Properties.
3.
Click the ReadyBoost tab. The
following dialog box appears.
4.
Check Use this device, and then
move the slider to determine the
amount of space researved for
ReadyBoost™ cache.
5.
Click OK to effect the settings.
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When you see the existing partition for ASAP, we advise you not to delete this
partition that supports the ReadyBoost™ function. If you delete this partition
by accident, you may recreate it by:
Clicking Start from the Windows® Vista desktop. Right-click on Computer and
select Manage. Click Disk Management and right-click on the ASAP drive.
Select Format > OK. OR
Going to Start > Control Panel > System and Maintenance > Administrative
Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management. Right-click on the
ASAP drive, and select Format > OK.
•
If you accidentally remove the ASAP device from Windows® Vista, you may
re-activate it by rebooting your computer.
•
If you want to reinstall an operating system, uninstall the ASAP utility first.
•
If you need to build RAID sets in your system, create RAID sets before installing
the ASAP utility and activating ASAP function.
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5.5
RAID configurations
The motherboard comes with the following RAID resolutions:
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Intel® ICH8R Southbridge RAID controller that allow you to configure IDE
and Serial ATA hard disk drives as RAID sets. The motherboard supports the
following RAID 0, 1, 5, 10.
JMicron® RAID controller allows you to configure RAID 0, RAID 1 and JBOD
sets on the external Serial ATA hard disk drives.
5.5.1
RAID definitions
RAID 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and write
data in parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same work as a
single drive but at a sustained data transfer rate, double that of a single disk alone,
thus improving data access and storage. Use of two new identical hard disk drives
is required for this setup.
RAID 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data from one
drive to a second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array management software
directs all applications to the surviving drive as it contains a complete copy of
the data in the other drive. This RAID configuration provides data protection and
increases fault tolerance to the entire system. Use two new drives or use an
existing drive and a new drive for this setup. The new drive must be of the same
size or larger than the existing drive.
RAID 0+1 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity (redundancy
data) having to be calculated and written. With the RAID 0+1 configuration you get
all the benefits of both RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations. Use four new hard disk
drives or use an existing drive and three new drives for this setup.
RAID 5 stripes both data and parity information across three or more hard
disk drives. Among the advantages of RAID 5 configuration include better
HDD performance, fault tolerance, and higher storage capacity. The RAID
5 configuration is best suited for transaction processing, relational database
applications, enterprise resource planning, and other business systems. Use a
minimum of three identical hard disk drives for this setup.
JBOD (Spanning) stands for Just a Bunch of Disks and refers to hard disk drives
that are not yet configured as a RAID set. This configuration stores the same data
redundantly on multiple disks that appear as a single disk on the operating system.
Spanning does not deliver any advantage over using separate disks independently
and does not provide fault tolerance or other RAID performance benefits.
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Intel® Matrix Storage. The Intel® Matrix Storage technology supported by the
ICH8R chip allows you to create a RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, and RAID 10 function
to improve both system performance and data safety. You can also combine two
RAID sets to get higher performance, capacity, or fault tolerance provided by the
difference RAID function. For example, RAID 0 and RAID 1 set can be created by
using only two identical hard disk drives.
If you want to boot the system from a hard disk drive included in a created RAID
set, copy first the RAID driver from the support CD to a floppy disk before you
install an operating system to the selected hard disk drive. Refer to section 5.5
Creating a RAID driver disk for details.
5.5.2
Installing Serial ATA hard disks
The motherboard supports Serial ATA hard disk drives. For optimal performance,
install identical drives of the same model and capacity when creating a disk array.
To install the SATA hard disks for a RAID configuration:
1.
Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays.
2.
Connect the SATA signal cables.
3.
Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive.
5.5.3
Intel® RAID configurations
This motherboard supports RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD and Intel® Matrix Storage
configurations for Serial ATA hard disks drives through the Intel ® ICH8R
Southbridge chip.
Setting the RAID item in BIOS
You must set the RAID item in the BIOS Setup before you can create a RAID
set(s). To do this:
1.
Enter the BIOS Setup during POST.
2.
Go to the Main Menu, select IDE Configuration, then press <Enter>.
3.
Select the item Configure SATA As, then press <Enter> to display the
configuration options.
4.
Select RAID from the Configure SATA As item options, then press <Enter>.
5.
Select the item Onboard Serial-ATA BOOTROM, press <Enter>, then select
Enabled from the options.
6.
Save your changes, then exit the BIOS Setup.
Refer to the system or the motherboard user guide for details on entering and
navigating through the BIOS Setup.
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Intel® Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM Utility
The Intel® Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM utility allows you to create RAID 0,
RAID 1, RAID 10 (RAID 0+1), and RAID 5 set(s) from Serial ATA hard disk drives
that are connected to the Serial ATA connectors supported by the Southbridge.
If you have activated ASAP, disable ASAP before you start to create RAID sets.
To enter the Intel® Application Accelerator RAID Option ROM utility:
1.
Install all the Serial ATA hard disk drives.
2.
Turn on the system.
3.
During POST, press <Ctrl+I> to display the utility main menu.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ICH8R wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ MAIN MENU ]
1. Create RAID Volume
2. Delete RAID Volume
3. Reset Disks to Non-RAID
4. Exit
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
RAID Volumes:
None defined.
Physical Disks:
Port Drive Model
0
XXXXXXXXXXX
1
XXXXXXXXXXX
2
XXXXXXXXXXX
3
XXXXXXXXXXX
[↑↓]-Select
Serial #
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
[ESC]-Exit
Size
Type/Status(Vol ID)
XX.XXGB Non-RAID Disk
XX.XXGB Non-RAID Disk
XX.XXGB Non-RAID Disk
XX.XXGB Non-RAID Disk
[ENTER]-Select Menu
The navigation keys at the bottom of the screen allow you to move through
the menus and select the menu options.
The RAID BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference only and
may not exactly match the items on your screen.
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Creating a RAID 0 set (striped)
To create a RAID 0 set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press
<Enter>. This screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ICH8R wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE ARRAY MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume0
RAID0(Stripe)
Select Disks
128KB
0.0
GB
Create Volume
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive and
cannot contain special characters.
[↑↓]-Change
2.
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[Enter]-Select
Enter a name for the RAID 0 set, then press <Enter>.
3.
When the RAID Level item is highlighted, press the up/down arrow key to
select RAID 0(Stripe), then press <Enter>.
4.
When the Disks item is highlighted, press <Enter> to select the hard disk
drives to configure as RAID. This pop‑up screen appears.
[ SELECT DISKS ]
Port
0
1
2
3
Drive Model
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
Serial #
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
Size
XX.XGB
XX.XGB
XX.XGB
XX.XGB
Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Disk
Disk
Disk
Disk
Select 2 to 4 disks to use in creating the volume.
[↑↓]-Previous/Next
5.
[SPACE]-Selects
[ENTER]-Selection Complete
Use the up/down arrow key to highlight a drive, then press <Space> to
select. A small triangle marks the selected drive. Press <Enter> after
completing your selection.
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6.
Use the up/down arrow key to select the stripe size for the RAID 0 array, then
press <Enter>. The available stripe size values range from 4 KB to 128 KB.
The default stripe size is 128 KB.
TIP: We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe
size for multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
7.
Key in the RAID volume capacity that you want, then press <Enter>. The
default value indicates the maximum allowed capacity.
8.
Press <Enter> when the Create Volume item is highlighted. This warning
message appears.
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
9.
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Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu, or <N> to
go back to the Create Volume menu.
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Creating a RAID 1 set (mirrored)
To create a RAID 1 set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press
<Enter>. This screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ICH8R wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE ARRAY MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume1
RAID1(Mirror)
Select Disks
N/A
XX.X GB
Create Volume
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive and
cannot contain special characters.
[↑↓]-Change
2.
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[Enter]-Select
Enter a name for the RAID 1 set, then press <Enter>.
3.
When the RAID Level item is highlighted, press the up/down arrow key to
select RAID 1(Mirror), then press <Enter>.
4.
When the Capacity item is highlighted, key in the RAID volume capacity that
you want, then press <Enter>. The default value indicates the maximum
allowed capacity.
5.
Press <Enter> when the Create Volume item is highlighted. This warning
message appears.
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
6.
Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to main menu or <N> to go
back to Create Volume menu.
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Creating a RAID 10 set (RAID 0+1)
To create a RAID 10 set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press
<Enter>. This screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ICH8R wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE ARRAY MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume10
RAID10(RAID0+1)
Select Disks
128KB
XXX.X GB
Create Volume
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive and
cannot contain special characters.
[↑↓]-Change
2.
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[Enter]-Select
Enter a name for the RAID 10 set, then press <Enter>.
3.
When the RAID Level item is highlighted, press the up/down arrow key to
select RAID 10(RAID0+1), then press <Enter>.
4.
When the Stripe Size item is highlighted, press the up/down arrow key to
select the stripe size for the RAID 10 array, then press <Enter>. The available
stripe size values range from 4 KB to 128 KB. The default stripe size is 64
KB.
TIP: We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe
size for multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
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Key in the RAID volume capacity that you want then press <Enter> when
the Capacity item is highlighted. The default value indicates the maximum
allowed capacity.
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6.
Press <Enter> when the Create Volume item is highlighted. This warning
message appears.
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
7.
Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu or <N> to
go back to the Create Volume menu.
Creating a RAID 5 set (parity)
To create a RAID 5 set:
1.
From the utility main menu, select 1. Create RAID Volume, then press
<Enter>. This screen appears.
Intel(R) Matrix Storage Manager Option ROM v5.0.0.1032 ICH8R wRAID5
Copyright(C) 2003-05 Intel Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
[ CREATE ARRAY MENU ]
Name:
RAID Level:
Disks:
Strip Size:
Capacity:
Volume5
RAID5(Parity)
Select Disks
64KB
0.0 GB
Create Volume
[ DISK/VOLUME INFORMATION ]
Enter a string between 1 and 16 characters in length that can be used
to uniquely identify the RAID volume. This name is case sensitive and
cannot contain special characters.
[↑↓]-Change
2.
3.
[TAB]-Next
[ESC]-Previous Menu
[Enter]-Select
Enter a name for the RAID 5 set, then press <Enter>.
When the RAID Level item is highlighted, press the up/down arrow key to
select RAID 5(Parity), then press <Enter>.
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4.
The Disks item is highlighted, press <Enter> to select the hard disk drives to
configure as RAID. The following pop‑up screen appears.
[ SELECT DISKS ]
Port
0
1
2
3
Drive Model
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXXXXXX
Serial #
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
XXXXXXXX
Size
XX.XGB
XX.XGB
XX.XGB
XX.XGB
Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
Disk
Disk
Disk
Disk
Select 2 to 4 disks to use in creating the volume.
[↑↓]-Previous/Next
[SPACE]-Selects
[ENTER]-Selection Complete
5.
Use the up/down arrow key to highlight the drive you want to set, then press
<Space> to select. A small triangle marks the selected drive. Press <Enter>
after completing your selection.
6.
When the Stripe Size item is highlighted, press the up/down arrow key
to select the stripe size for the RAID 5 array, then press <Enter>. The available stripe size values range from 4 KB to 128 KB. The default stripe
size is 64 KB.
TIP: We recommend a lower stripe size for server systems, and a higher stripe
size for multimedia computer systems used mainly for audio and video editing.
7.
Key in the RAID volume capacity that you want, then press <Enter> when
the Capacity item is highlighted. The default value indicates the maximum
allowed capacity.
8.
Press <Enter> when the Create Volume item is highlighted. This warning
message appears.
WARNING: ALL DATA ON SELECTED DISKS WILL BE LOST.
Are you sure you want to create this volume? (Y/N):
9.
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Press <Y> to create the RAID volume and return to the main menu or <N> to
go back to the Create Volume menu.
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5.5.4
JMicron® RAID Configuration
The JMicron® Serial ATA controller allows you to configure RAID 0, RAID 1 and
JBOD sets on the external Serial ATA hard disk drives.
Before creating a RAID set
Prepare the following items:
1.
Two SATA HDDs, preferably with the same model and capacity.
2.
A write-enabled floppy disk
3.
Microsoft® Windows® OS installation disk (Windows 2000/XP)
4.
Motherboard support CD with JMB363 driver
Complete the following steps before you create a RAID set:
1.
Install an internal Serial ATA hard disk drive and an external Serial ATA hard
disk drive on your system.
Install the internal Serial ATA hard disk drive to the SATA connector labeled
SATA_RAID or SATA_RAID1.
Set the JMicron Controller Mode item in the BIOS to [RAID]. See section
4.4.6 Onboard Devices Configuration for details.
2.
Advanced
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Configure Win627EHF Super IO Chipset
HD Audio Controller
[Enabled]
Front Panel Support Type
[AC97]
Onboard 1394 Controller [Enabled]
Onboard PCIE GbE LAN
[Enabled]
LAN Option ROM
[Disabled]
JMicron SATA/PATA Controller
[Enabled]
JMicron SATA Controller Mode
[SATA]
Serial Port1 Address
[3F8/IRQ4]
Parallel Port Address
[378]
Parallel Port Mode
[ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel
[DMA3]
Parallel Port IRQ
[IRQ7]
Enable or Disable
High Definition Audio
Controller
+-
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
v02.58 (C)Copyright 1985-2006, American Megatrends, Inc.
3.
4.
5.
Enter the JMB363 RAID BIOS utility to set up your RAID configuration.
Create a JMB363 RAID driver disk for Windows® OS installation. See section
5.6 Creating a RAID driver disk for details.
Install the JMB363 driver after the Windows® OS had been installed.
Always install the JMB363 driver before creating RAID sets.
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Entering the JMB363 RAID BIOS utility
1. During POST, press <Ctrl-J> to enter the JBM363 RAID BIOS menu.
JMicron Technology Corp. PCI-to-SATA II/IDE RAID Controller BIOS v0.97
Copyright (C) 2004-2005 JMicron Technology
http://www. jmicron.com
HDD0 : HDS722516VLSA80 HDD1 : HDS722516DLA380
164 GB Non-RAID
164 GB Non-RAID
Press <Ctrl-J> to enter RAID Setup Utility...
2.
The main JMB363 RAID BIOS menu appears.
3.
Use the arrow keys to move the color bar and navigate through the items.
JMicron Technology Corp. PCI-to-SATA II/IDE RAID Controller BIOS v0.97
[Main Menu]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Delete RAID Disk Drive
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save and Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
[Hard Disk Drive List]
Model Name
Capacity Type/Status
HDD0:HDS722516VLSA80 164 GB
Non-RAID
HDD1:HDS722516DLA380 164 GB Non-RAID
[RAID Disk Drive List]
[
TAB]-Switch Window [↑↓]-Select Item
[ENTER]-Action
[ESC]-Exit
Creating a RAID set
1. In the main JMB363 RAID BIOS menu, highlight Create RAID Disk Drive
using the up/down arrow key then press <Enter>.
[Main Menu]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Delete RAID Disk Drive
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save and Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
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2. When the Level item is highlighted, use the up/down arrow key to select the
RAID set that you want to create.
[Create New RAID]
Name : JRAID
Level: 0-Stripe
Disks: Select Disk
Block: 128 KB
Size : 319 GB
Confirm Creation
[Create New RAID]
Name : JRAID
Level: 1-Mirror
Disks: Select Disk
Block: N/A
Size : 159 GB
Confirm Creation
3. When the Disks item is highlighted, use the up/down arrow key to highlight
an HDD that you want to belong to the RAID set, then press the space bar to
confirm selection. Repeat the process until the HDDs are selected.
A selected HDD shows a
sign before it.
[Hard Disk Drive List]
Model Name
HDD0: HDS722516VLSA80 HDD1: HDS722516DLA380
Capacity
XXX GB XXX GB Type/Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
4. Key in the RAID volume capacity. Use the up/down arrow to choose the block
size. The default value indicates the maximum allowed capacity.
[Create New RAID]
Name : JRAID
Level: 0-Stripe
Disks: Select Disk
Block: 128 KB
Size : 319 GB
Confirm Creation
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5. When done, press <Enter> to confirm the creation of the RAID set. A dialogue
box appears to confirm the action. Press <Y> to confirm; otherwise, press
<N>.
JMicron Technology Corp. PCI-to-SATA II/IDE RAID Controller BIOS v0.97
[Create New RAID]
Name: JRAID
Level: 0-Stripe
Disks: Select Disk
Block: 128 KB
Size : 319 GB
Confirm Creation
[Hard Disk Drive List]
Model Name
Available
HDD0: HDS722516VLSA80 164 GB
HDD1: HDS722516DLA380 164 GB Type/Status
Non-RAID
Non-RAID
[RAID Disk Drive List]
Create RAID on the selected HDD (Y/N)? Y
CONFIRM RAID CREATION
ALL DATA ON THE SELECTED HARD DISK
WILL BE LOST WHEN EXIT WITH SAVING
[
TAB]-Switch Window [↑↓]-Select Item
[ENTER]-Action
[ESC]-Exit
Pressing <Y> deletes all the data in the HDDs.
6. The following screen appears, displaying the relevant information about the
RAID set you created.
[RAID Disk Drive List]
Model Name RAID Level Capacity Status Members(HDDx)
RDD0:JRAID
0-Stripe XXX GB
Normal 01
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Deleting a RAID set
1. In the main JMB363 RAID BIOS menu, highlight Delete RAID Disk Drive
using the up/down arrow key then press <Enter>.
[Main Menu]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Delete RAID Disk Drive
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save and Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
2. Use the space bar to select the RAID set you want to delete.
sign before it. Press the <Del> key to delete the
A selected set shows a
set.
3.
A dialogue box appears to confirm the action. Press <Y> to confirm;
otherwise, press <N>.
JMicron Technology Corp. PCI-to-SATA II/IDE RAID Controller
[Main Menu]
[Hard Disk Drive List]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Model Name
Capacity
Delete RAID Disk Drive
HDD0: HDS722516VLSA80 164 GB
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
HDD1: HDS722516DLA380 164 GB Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save and Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
[RAID Disk Drive
ALLList]
DATA ON THE RAID WILL BE LOST!!
ModelARE
NameYOU RAID
Capacity
Status
SURELevel
TO DELETE
(Y/N)?
Y
Members(HDDx)
RDD0: JRAID
0-Stripe
XXX GB
Normal
[
TAB]-Switch Window [↑↓]-Select Item
[ENTER]-Action
BIOS v0.97
Type/Status
RAID Inside
RAID Inside
01
[ESC]-Exit
Pressing <Y> deletes all the data in the HDDs.
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Resetting disks to non-RAID
An HDD that has been previously configured as part of another RAID set in
another platform is called a broken RAID HDD. When you install a broken RAID
HDD, you cannot select this HDD when configuring a RAID set through the
JMB363 utility.
If you still want to use this broken RAID HDD as part of the RAID set configured
through the JMB363, you may do so by resetting the disk to non-RAID. You will,
however, lose all data and previous RAID configurations.
To reset disks to non-RAID:
1. In the main JMB363 RAID BIOS menu, highlight Revert HDD to non‑RAID
using the up/down arrow key then press <Enter>.
[Main Menu]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Delete RAID Disk Drive
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save and Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
2. Use the space bar to select the HDD that you want to reset to non‑RAID.
sign before it.
A selected HDD shows a
3.
A dialogue box appears to confirm the action. Press <Y> to confirm;
otherwise, press <N>.
Pressing <Y> deletes all the data in the HDD.
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Solving a Mirror conflict
A Mirror conflict occurs when both disks in a RAID 1 (Mirror) configuration are
unplugged from the system in turn, then plugged in again. Since both disks contain
exactly the same data, the system will be unable to determine which of the two
is the source drive. This option allows you to set the source drive and rebuild the
Mirror drive according to the contents of the source drive.
To solve a Mirror conflict:
1. In the main JMB363 RAID BIOS menu, highlight Solve Mirror Conflict using
the up/down arrow key then press <Enter>.
[Main Menu]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Delete RAID Disk Drive
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save and Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
2. Use the space bar to select the HDD that you want to set as source drive.
sign before it.
The selected HDD shows a
3.
Using the <TAB>, move to the RAID Disk Drive List menu and highlight the
RAID set that you want to rebuild. Press <Del> to begin rebuilding the Mirror
configuration.
A status bar at the bottom of the screen shows the progress of the rebuilding.
JMicron Technology Corp. PCI-to-SATA II/IDE RAID Controller
[Main Menu]
[Hard Disk Drive List]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Model Name
Capacity
Delete RAID Disk Drive
HDD0: HDS722516VLSA80 164 GB
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
HDD1: HDS722516DLA380 164 GB Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save and Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
[RAID Disk Drive List]
Model Name
Members(HDDx)
RDD0: JRAID
RAID Level Capacity
Status
1-Mirror
XXX GB
Rebuild
BIOS v0.97
Type/Status
RAID Inside
RAID Inside
01
Rebuilding... 01%, please wait...
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Rebuilding a Mirror Drive
When one of the disks in a RAID 1 (Mirror) configuration is unplugged from the
system, then plugged in again, a dialogue box appears to ask you to rebuild the
Mirror drive. Press <Y> to confirm; otherwise, press <N>.
This option allows you to rebuild the Mirror drive later and synchronize the data
between two hard disks.
To rebuild a Mirror drive:
1. In the main JMB363 RAID BIOS menu, highlight Rebuild Mirror Drive using
the up/down arrow key then press <Enter>.
[Main Menu]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Delete RAID Disk Drive
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save and Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
2.
Using the <TAB>, move to the RAID Disk Drive List menu and highlight the
RAID set that you want to rebuild. Press <Del> to begin rebuilding the Mirror
configuration.
A status bar at the bottom of the screen shows the progress of the rebuilding.
JMicron Technology Corp. PCI-to-SATA II/IDE RAID Controller
[Main Menu]
[Hard Disk Drive List]
Create RAID Disk Drive
Model Name
Capacity
Delete RAID Disk Drive
HDD0: HDS722516VLSA80 164 GB
Revert HDD to Non-RAID
HDD1: HDS722516DLA380 164 GB Solve Mirror Conflict
Rebuild Mirror Drive
Save and Exit Setup
Exit Without Saving
[RAID Disk Drive List]
Model Name
Members(HDDx)
RDD0: JRAID
RAID Level Capacity
Status
1-Mirror
XXX GB
Rebuild
BIOS v0.97
Type/Status
RAID Inside
RAID Inside
01
Rebuilding... 01%, please wait...
Saving the settings and exiting setup
When you have finished, highlight Save & Exit Setup using the up/down arrow key
then press <Enter> to save the current RAID configuration and exit the JMB363
RAID BOS utility.
A dialogue box appears to confirm the action. Press <Y> to confirm; otherwise,
press <N> to return to the JMB RAID BIOS menu.
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5.6
Creating a RAID driver disk
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows® 2000/XP
and later operating system on a hard disk drive that is included in a RAID set.
5.6.1
Creating a RAID driver disk without entering the OS
To create a RAID driver disk without entering the OS:
1. Boot your computer.
2.
Press <Del> during POST to enter the BIOS setup utility.
3.
Set the optical drive as the primary boot device.
4.
Insert the support CD into the optical drive.
5.
Save changes and exit BIOS.
6.
Press any key when the system prompts “Press any key to boot from the
optical drive.”
7.
When the menu appears, press <1> to create a RAID driver disk.
8.
Insert a formatted floppy disk into the floppy drive then press <Enter>.
9.
Follow succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
5.6.2
Creating a RAID driver disk in Windows®
To create a RAID driver disk in Windows®:
1.
Start Windows®.
2.
Place the motherboard support CD into the optical drive.
3.
Go to the Make Disk menu, then click Intel ICH8R 32/64 bit RAID Driver
Disk to create an Intel ® ICH8R RAID driver disk or the Make JMicron
JMB36X 32/64-bit RAID Driver to create a JMicron JMB363 RAID driver
disk.
4.
Insert a floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
5.
Follow succeeding screen instructions to complete the process.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid computer virus infection.
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1.
During the OS installation, the system prompts you to press the F6 key to
install third-party SCSI or RAID driver.
2.
Press <F6> then insert the floppy disk with RAID driver into the floppy disk
drive.
3.
When prompted to select the SCSI adapter to install, make sure you select
Intel(R) 82801GH/GM SATA RAID Controller (Desktop ICH8R) and JMicron
JMB363.
4.
Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
Chapter 5: Software support
The Appendix describes the CPU features
and technologies that the motherboard
supports.
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CPU features
Chapter summary
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A.2
A.3
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Intel EM64T...................................................................................A-1
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST).........................A-1
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology............................................A-3
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Intel® EM64T
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The motherboard is fully compatible with Intel® LGA775 processors running
on 32-bit operating systems.
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The motherboard comes with a BIOS file that supports EM64T. You can
download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website (www.asus.com/
support/download/) if you need to update the BIOS file. See Chapter 4 for
details.
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Visit www.intel.com for more information on the EM64T feature.
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Visit www.microsoft.com for more information on Windows® 64-bit OS.
Using the Intel® EM64T feature
To use the Intel® EM64T feature:
1.
Install an Intel® CPU that supports the Intel® EM64T.
2.
Install a 64-bit operating system (Windows® Vista 64-bit Edition, Windows® XP
Professional x64 Edition or Windows® Server 2003 x64 Edition).
3.
Install the 64-bit drivers for the motherboard components and devices from
the support CD.
4.
Install the 64-bit drivers for expansion cards or add-on devices, if any.
Refer to the expansion card or add-on device(s) documentation, or visit the
related website, to verify if the card/device supports a 64-bit system.
A.2
A.2.1
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep®
Technology (EIST)
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The motherboard comes with a BIOS file that supports EIST. You can
download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website (www.asus.com/
support/download/) if you need to update the BIOS. See Chapter 4 for
details.
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Visit www.intel.com for more information on the EIST feature.
System requirements
Before using EIST, check your system if it meets the following requirements:
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Intel® processor with EIST support
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BIOS file with EIST support
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Operating system with EIST support (Windows® Vista, Windows® XP SP2/
Windows® Server 2003 SP1/Linux 2.6 kernel or later versions)
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A.2.2
Using the EIST
To use the EIST feature:
1.
Turn on the computer, then enter the BIOS Setup.
2.
Go to the Advanced Menu, highlight CPU Configuration,
then press <Enter>.
3.
Set the Intel(R) SpeedStep Technology item to [Automatic],
then press <Enter>. See page 4-22 for details.
4.
Press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS setup.
5.
After the computer restarts, right click on a blank space on the desktop, then
select Properties from the pop-up menu.
6.
When the Display Properties
window appears, click the Screen
Saver tab.
7.
Click the Power button on the
Monitor power section to open the
Power Options Properties window.
8.
On the Power schemes section,
click , then select any option
except Home/Office Desktop or
Always On.
9.
Click Apply, then click OK.
10. Close the Display Properties
window.
After you adjust the power scheme,
the CPU internal frequency slightly
decreases when the CPU loading is
low.
The screen displays and procedures may vary depending on the operating
system.
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Appendix: CPU features
A.3
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
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The motherboard supports Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 processors with
Hyper-Threading Technology.
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Hyper-Threading Technology is supported under Windows® Vista/XP/2003
Server and Linux 2.4.x (kernel) and later versions only. Under Linux, use
the Hyper-Threading compiler to compile the code. If you are using any
other operating systems, disable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in
the BIOS to ensure system stability and performance.
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Installing Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later version is recommended.
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Make sure to enable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in BIOS before
installing a supported operating system.
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For more information on Hyper-Threading Technology, visit www.intel.
com/info/hyperthreading.
Using the Hyper-Threading Technology
To use the Hyper-Threading Technology:
1.
Install an Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU that supports Hyper-Threading Technology.
2.
Power up the system and enter the BIOS Setup. Under the Advanced Menu,
make sure that the item Hyper‑Threading Technology is set to [Enabled].
The BIOS item appears only if you installed a CPU that supports Hyper­
Threading Technology.
3.
Restart the computer.
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