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Motherboard
F1A55-M LE R2.0
E7504
First Edition
June 2012
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Contents
Safety information....................................................................................................... vi
About this guide......................................................................................................... vii
F1A55-M LE R2.0 specifications summary............................................................... ix
Package contents....................................................................................................... xii
Chapter 1:
1.1
1.1.1
Product highlights........................................................................ 1-1
1.1.3
ASUS Exclusive features............................................................. 1-2
1.1.2
1.2
1.3
1.5
Motherboard overview................................................................................ 1-5
1.3.1
Placement direction..................................................................... 1-5
1.3.3
Motherboard layout...................................................................... 1-6
1.3.4
1.4.1
1.4.2
APU heatsink and fan assembly installation................................ 1-9
Overview.................................................................................... 1-11
1.5.3
Installing a DIMM....................................................................... 1-20
Memory configurations............................................................... 1-12
Expansion slots........................................................................................ 1-21
1.6.1
Installing an expansion card...................................................... 1-21
1.6.3
PCI slot...................................................................................... 1-22
1.6.5
1.9
Installing the APU......................................................................... 1-8
1.5.1
1.6.4
1.8
Layout contents............................................................................ 1-7
System memory........................................................................................ 1-11
1.6.2
1.7
Screw holes................................................................................. 1-5
Accelerated Processing Unit (CPU).......................................................... 1-8
1.5.2
1.6
ASUS Hybrid DIGI+ VRM............................................................ 1-1
Before you proceed.................................................................................... 1-4
1.3.2
1.4
Product introduction
Special features.......................................................................................... 1-1
1.6.6
Configuring an expansion card.................................................. 1-21
PCI Express x1 slot.................................................................... 1-22
PCI Express x16 slots................................................................ 1-22
Interrupt assignments................................................................ 1-22
Jumpers..................................................................................................... 1-23
Connectors................................................................................................ 1-24
1.8.1
1.8.2
Rear panel connectors............................................................... 1-24
Internal connectors.................................................................... 1-26
Software support...................................................................................... 1-33
1.9.1
1.9.2
Installing an operating system................................................... 1-33
Support DVD information........................................................... 1-33
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Chapter 2:
2.1
2.1.1
ASUS Update utility..................................................................... 2-1
2.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility................................................... 2-3
2.1.2
2.2
2.3
2.1.4
2.3.1
System Language [English]....................................................... 2-11
2.3.3
System Time [xx:xx:xx].............................................................. 2-11
2.3.4
Security...................................................................................... 2-11
2.4.1
Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto].......................................................... 2-14
2.4.3
APU Multiplier [Auto].................................................................. 2-14
2.4.5
2.4.6
2.4.7
2.4.8
2.4.9
2.4.10
2.4.11
2.4.12
2.4.13
2.4.14
2.4.15
Memory Frequency [Auto].......................................................... 2-14
EPU Power Saving Mode [Disabled]......................................... 2-14
OC Tuner................................................................................... 2-14
DRAM Timing Control................................................................ 2-15
Hybrid DIGI+VRM...................................................................... 2-15
CPU Voltage [Offset Mode]........................................................ 2-16
VDDNB Offset Mode Sign [+]..................................................... 2-16
DRAM Voltage [Auto]................................................................. 2-16
SB 1.1V Voltage [Auto].............................................................. 2-16
1.1Vsb Voltage [Auto]................................................................ 2-16
APU1.2V Voltage [Auto]............................................................. 2-16
VDDA Voltage [Auto].................................................................. 2-17
APU Spread Spectrum [Auto].................................................... 2-17
Advanced menu........................................................................................ 2-18
2.5.1
CPU Configuration..................................................................... 2-18
2.5.3
USB Configuration..................................................................... 2-20
2.5.2
2.5.4
2.5.5
2.5.6
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System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx].................................................... 2-11
Ai Tweaker menu....................................................................................... 2-13
2.4.4
2.6
ASUS BIOS Updater.................................................................... 2-4
Main menu................................................................................................. 2-11
2.4.2
2.5
ASUS EZ Flash 2......................................................................... 2-2
BIOS setup program................................................................................... 2-7
2.3.2
2.4
BIOS setup
Managing and updating your BIOS........................................................... 2-1
2.5.7
SATA Configuration.................................................................... 2-19
NB Configuration........................................................................ 2-20
Onboard Devices Configuration................................................. 2-20
APM........................................................................................... 2-22
Network Stack............................................................................ 2-22
Monitor menu............................................................................................ 2-23
2.6.1
CPU Temperature / MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]................... 2-23
2.6.3
CPU Q-Fan Control [Enabled]................................................... 2-23
2.6.2
2.6.4
2.7
2.6.5
Anti Surge Support [Enabled].................................................... 2-24
2.7.1
Bootup NumLock State [On]...................................................... 2-25
2.7.3
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled].................................................... 2-25
2.7.4
2.7.5
2.7.6
2.7.7
2.7.8
2.7.9
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]........................................................ 2-25
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]........................................ 2-26
Setup Mode [EZ Mode].............................................................. 2-26
UEFI Legacy Boot...................................................................... 2-26
PCI ROM Priority....................................................................... 2-26
Boot Option Priorities................................................................. 2-26
Boot Override............................................................................. 2-26
Tools menu................................................................................................ 2-27
2.8.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility............................................................. 2-27
2.8.3
ASUS SPD Information.............................................................. 2-27
2.8.2
2.9
CPU Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage............... 2-24
Boot menu................................................................................................. 2-25
2.7.2
2.8
CPU / Chassis / Power Fan Speed [xxxx RPM] or [Ignore] / [N/A]2-23
ASUS O.C. Profile...................................................................... 2-27
Exit menu................................................................................................... 2-28
Appendices
Notices .................................................................................................................... A-1
ASUS contact information....................................................................................... A-4
Safety information
Electrical safety
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To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electrical outlet
before relocating the system.
When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that the power cables
for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible,
disconnect all power cables from the existing system before you add a device.
Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard, ensure that all
power cables are unplugged.
Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord. These devices
could interrupt the grounding circuit.
Ensure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your area. If you are not
sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you are using, contact your local power
company.
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
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Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read all the manuals
that came with the package.
Before using the product, ensure all cables are correctly connected and the power
cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your dealer immediately.
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from connectors,
slots, sockets and circuitry.
Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the product in any area
where it may become wet.
Place the product on a stable surface.
If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified service
technician or your retailer.
About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and configuring the
motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new technology it
supports. It includes description of the switches, jumpers, and connectors on the
motherboard.
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS Setup menus.
Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also provided.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and software
updates.
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2.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware and software
products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty flyers,
that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not part of the
standard package.
Conventions used in this guide
To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following symbols used
throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when 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.
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Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select.
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase.
<Key>
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign
means that you must press the enclosed key.
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or
Return key.
<Key1> + <Key2> + <Key3>
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If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+).
F1A55-M LE R2.0 specifications summary
APU
AMD® A- & E2- series accelerated processors with AMD® Radeon™ HD
6000 series graphics, up to 4 CPU cores, FM1 package
DirectX® 11 support
AMD® Turbo Core Technology 2.0 support
Chipset
Memory
• The AMD® Turbo Core Technology 2.0 support depends on the APU types.
• Refer to www.asus.com for the AMD® CPU support list
AMD® A55 FCH (Hudson D2)
Dual-channel memory architecture
2 x 240-pin DIMM slots support maximum 32GB unbuffered non-ECC
DDR3 2250(O.C.) / 1866 /1600/ 1333/ 1066 MHz memory modules
• The maximum 32GB memory capacity can be supported with 16GB or above
DIMMs. ASUS will update the memory QVL once the DIMMs are available in the
market.
• Refer to www.asus.com for the latest Memory QVL (Qualified Vendors List).
• When you install a total memory of 4GB capacity or more, Windows® 32-bit
operating system may only recognize less than 3GB. We recommend a
maximum of 3GB system memory if you are using a Windows® 32-bit operating
system.
Graphics
Integrated AMD® Radeon™ HD 6000 series graphics in the Liano APU
Dual independent displays support: DVI and D-Sub
Supports DVI with max. resolution up to 1920 x 1200 @60Hz
Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 1920 x 1600 @60Hz
Supports Microsoft® DirectX 11
Supports AMD® Dual Graphics technology
• Refer to www.amd.com for the discrete GPUs that support Dual Graphics.
Multi-GPU support
Supports LucidLogix Virtu MVP Technology
Expansion slots
2 x PCIe 2.0 x16 slots with ATI® CrossFireX™ support (blue @x16 mode,
black @x4 mode)
• LucidLogix Virtu MVP supports Windows® 7 operating system.
1 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slot
Storage
1 x PCI slot
AMD® A55 FCH southbridge
- 6 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s connectors support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10,
and JBOD configurations
LAN
Realtek® 8111E/F Gigabit LAN controller
Audio
Realtek ALC887 3-jack 8-channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports jack-detection,multi-streaming, and front panel jack retasking
USB
ASUS unique
features
AMD® A55 FCH southbridge
- 12 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports (6 ports at the mid-board, 6 ports at the back
panel)
100% All High-Quality conductive polymer capacitors
ASUS Hybrid DIGI+VRM
- 4+2 Phase Power Design
ASUS Unique Technology
- TurboV
- EPU
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ASUS unique features
ASUS Exclusive Features
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Network iControl
AI Suite II
AI Charger
Anti-Surge Protection
ASUS UEFI BIOS EZ Mode
ASUS Quiet Thermal Solution
- ASUS Fanless Design: Stylish heatsink solution
- ASUS Fan Xpert
ASUS EZ DIY
ASUS Exclusive
overclocking features
- ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
- ASUS EZ Flash 2
- ASUS My Logo 2
SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)
- PCIe frequency tuning from 100MHz up to 200MHz at 1MHz
increment
Overclocking Protection
Back Panel I/O ports
- ASUS C.P.R (CPU Parameter Recall)
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
1 x DVI-D output port
1 x D-Sub output port
1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
Internal I/O
connectors
8-channel Audio jacks
3 x USB 2.0 connectors support additional 6 USB 2.0 ports
1 x S/PDIF output connector
1 x High-definition front panel audio connector
6 x SATA 3.0Gb/s connectors
1 x LPT connector
1 x COM connector
1 x Front panel connector
1 x Internal speaker connector
1 x CPU fan connector
1 x Chassis fan connector
1 x Power fan connector
1 x 24-pin EATX power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
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F1A55-M LE R2.0 specifications summary
BIOS features
Accessories
64Mb Flash ROM, UEFI BIOS, PnP, DMI 2.0, WfM 2.0, ACPI 2.0a, SM
BIOS 2.6
2 x Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s cables
1 x I/O shield
1 x User Manual
Support DVD
1 x Support DVD
Drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Update
Form factor
Anti-Virus software (OEM version)
uATX form factor: 9.6 in x 9.0 in (24.4 cm x 22.9 cm)
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
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2 x Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s cables
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1 x I/O-Shield
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User Guide
Support DVD
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If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
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The illustrated items above are for reference only. Actual product specifications may
vary with different models.
Product introduction
1.1
Special features
1.1.1
Product highlights
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AMD® A- & E2- series accelerated processors with AMD® Radeon™ HD 6000
series graphics
This motherboard supports AMD® A- & E2- series accelerated processor with AMD®
Radeon™ HD 6000 series graphics. This revolutionary APU (Accelerated Processing Unit)
combines processing power and advanced DirectX 11 graphics in one small, energy-efficient
design to enable accelerated performance and an industry-leading visual experience. It
features Dual-channel DDR3 memory support and accelerates data transfer rate up to 5GT/s.
AMD® A55 (Hudson D2) FCH Chipset
AMD® A55 FCH (Hudson D2) is designed to support up to 5GT/s interface and PCI Express
2.0 x 16 (at x4 speed) graphics.
ATI® CrossFireX™ Technology
ATI’s CrossFireX™ boosts image quality along with rendering speed, eliminating the
need to scale down screen resolution to get high quality images. CrossFireX™ allows
higher antialiasing, anisotropic filtering, shading, and texture settings. Adjust your display
configurations, experiment with the advanced 3D settings, and check the effects with a realtime 3D-rendered previews within ATI Catalyst™ Control Center.
1.1.2
ASUS Hybrid DIGI+ VRM
Hybrid DIGI+VRM, a unique ASUS-exclusive design on ASUS motherboards with the AMD
A55 chipset, creates an all-around platform for a diverse range of applications, including
gaming, multimedia, and productivity. It allows APU voltage and VRM frequency adjustments
via preset modes and user-defined profiles. It also offers a broad range of adjustable power
options to create more headroom for flexible system tuning.
* Hybrid DIGI+ VRM functions are also available in FM1 socket compatible CPUs.
EPU
EPU (Energy Processing Unit), the world’s first real-time system power-saving chip,
automatically detects the current system load and intelligently moderates power usage. It
offers a system-wide energy optimization, reduces fan noise, and extends the component’s
lifespan.
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1.1.3
ASUS Exclusive features
Network iControl
Network iControl is an intuitive one-step network control center that makes it easier for you to
manage your bandwidth and allows you to set, monitor, and schedule the bandwidth priorities
for your network programs. It allows you to automatically connect to a PPPoE network for a
more convenient online experience.
100% All High-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors
This motherboard uses all high-quality conductive polymer capacitors for durability, improved
lifespan, and enhanced thermal capacity.
Ai Charger
Ai Charger is ASUS fast-charging software that supports iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
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Check your USB mobile device if it fully supports the BC 1.1 function.
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The actual charging speed may vary with your USB device’s conditions.
ASUS UEFI BIOS (EZ Mode)
ASUS UEFI BIOS, a UEFI compliant architecture, offers the first mouse-controlled intuitive
graphical BIOS interface that goes beyond the traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls,
providing you with more flexibility, convenience, and easy to navigate UEFI BIOS than the
traditional BIOS versions. It offers you with dual selectable modes and native support for hard
drives larger than 2.2 TB.
ASUS UEFI BIOS includes the following new features:
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F12 BIOS snapshot hotkey
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F3 Shortcut for most accessed information
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ASUS DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect) information detecting faulty DIMMs, and
helping with difficult POST situations.
ASUS TurboV
With its user-friendly interface, ASUS TurboV offers you the adrenaline rush of real-time
overclocking without exiting or rebooting the OS. It also provides you with the ASUS OC
profiles for the best overclocking settings in different scenarios.
ASUS Anti-Surge Protection
This special design protects expensive devices and the motherboard from damage caused
by power surges from switching power supply unit (PSU).
AI Suite II
With its user interface, ASUS AI Suite II integrates several ASUS utilities and allows you to
launch and operate these utilities simultaneously. It allows you to configure the overclocking
settings, adjust the frequencies and related voltages, remotely control the system via a
mobile device, and other easy-to-use helpful utilities.
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Fan Xpert
ASUS Fan Xpert intelligently allows you to adjust the CPU and chassis fan speeds based on
different ambient temperatures, resulting to a quiet and cool computing environment.
ASUS EZ Flash 2
ASUS EZ Flash 2 is a user-friendly utility that allows you to update the BIOS without using a
bootable floppy disk or an OS-based utility.
ASUS MyLogo 2™
Turn your favorite photos into 256-color boot logos to personalize your system.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto-recovery tool that allows you to restore a corrupted BIOS
file using the bundled support DVD or a USB flash disk that contains the BIOS file.
C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
The BIOS C.P.R. feature automatically restores the CPU default settings when the system
hangs due to overclocking failure. 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 parameters to their default settings.
ErP ready
The motherboard is European Union´s Energy-related Products (ErP) ready, and ErP
requires products to meet certain energy efficiency requirements in regards to energy
consumptions. This is in line with ASUS vision of creating environment-friendly and energyefficient products through product design and innovation to reduce carbon footprint of the
product and thus mitigate environmental impacts.
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1.2
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard components or change
any motherboard settings.
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Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any component.
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Before handling components, use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded
object or a metal object, such as the power supply case, to avoid damaging them due
to static electricity.
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Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
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Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded antistatic pad or in the
bag that came with the component.
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Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX power supply is
switched off or the power cord is detached from the power supply. Failure to do so
may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals, or components.
Standby Power LED
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED that 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
F1A55-M LE R2.0
ON
Standby Power
OFF
Powered Off
F1A55-M LE R2.0 Onboard LED
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.3
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis to ensure that the
motherboard fits into it.
Ensure that you unplug the power cord before installing or removing the motherboard.
Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
1.3.1
Placement direction
1.3.2
Screw holes
When installing the motherboard, ensure 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.
Place six screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the motherboard to the chassis.
Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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1.3.3
Motherboard layout
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3
2
4
22.9cm(9.0in)
PWR_FAN
KBMS
CPU_FAN
EPU
CHA_FAN
LAN1_USB12
ICS483A
SATA6G_6
AUDIO
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
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PCIEX16_1
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SB_PWR
PCIEX1_1
AMD®
A55
CLRTC
Super
I/O
PCI1
SATA6G_3
PCIEX16_2
ALC887
LPT
SPDIF_OUT
64Mb
BIOS
USB910 USB78
USB56
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10
SATA6G_2
SATA6G_1
F_PANEL
12
5
SPEAKER
AAFP
13
7
SATA6G_4
COM1
1-6
5
SATA6G_5
RTL
8111E
14
24.4cm(9.6in)
USB3_12
1
EATXPWR
USB34
DDR3 DIMM_B1 (64bit, 240-pin module)
DDR3 DIMM_A1 (64bit, 240-pin module)
SOCKET FM1
DVI_VGA
ATX12V
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1.3.4
Layout contents
Connectors/Jumpers/Slots/LED
1. ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
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14.
Power, CPU, and chassis fan connectors (3-pin PWR_FAN, 4-pin CPU_FAN
and 3-pin CHA_FAN)
AMD FM1 socket
DDR3 DIMM slots
SATA 3.0Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA3G_1~6)
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
Standby power LED (SB_PWR)
System panel connector (10-1 pin F_PANEL)
Speaker connector (4-pin SPEAKER)
USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78, USB910)
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
LPT connector (26-1 pin LPT)
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
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Accelerated Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with an FM1 socket designed for AMD® A- & E2-series accelerated
processors with AMD® Radeon HD 6000 series graphics.
F1A55-M LE R2.0
F1A55-M LE R2.0 CPU socket FM1
1.4.1
Installing the APU
Ensure that you use a CPU designed for the FM2 socket. The APU fits in only one correct
orientation. DO NOT force the APU into the socket to prevent bending the connectors on
the socket and damaging the APU!
1
1-8
2
Chapter 1: Product introduction
4
3
1.4.2
APU heatsink and fan assembly installation
Apply the Thermal Interface Material
to the APU heatsink and APU before
you install the heatsink and fan if
necessary.
To install the APU heatsink and fan assembly
1
ASUS F1A55-M LE R2.0
2
1-9
3
4
5
To uninstall the APU heatsink and fan assembly
1
3
1-10
2
4
Chapter 1: Product introduction
5
1.5
System memory
1.5.1
Overview
This motherboard comes with four Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) Dual Inline Memory Modules
(DIMM) sockets.
A DDR3 module has the same physical dimensions as a DDR2 DIMM but is notched
differently to prevent installation on a DDR2 DIMM socket. DDR3 modules are developed for
better performance with less power consumption.
DIMM_A1
DIMM_B1
The figure illustrates the location of the DDR3 DIMM sockets:
Channel
Channel A
Channel B
Sockets
DIMM_A1
DIMM_B1
F1A55-M LE R2.0
F1A55-M LE R2.0 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets
ASUS F1A55-M LE R2.0
1-11
1.5.2
Memory configurations
You may install 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB unbuffered non‑ECC DDR3 DIMMs into the
DIMM sockets.
1-12
•
Memory module with memory frequency higher than 2133 MHz and its corresponding
timing or the loaded XMP profile is not the JEDEC memory standard. The stability and
compatibility of these memory modules depend on the CPU’s capabilities and other
installed devices.
•
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.
•
According to Intel CPU specification, DIMM voltage below 1.65V is recommended to
protect the CPU.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimal compatibility, we
recommend that you install memory modules of the same version or date code (D/C)
from the same vendor. Check with the retailer to get the correct memory modules.
•
Due to the memory address limitation on 32-bit Windows® OS, when you install 4GB
or more memory on the motherboard, the actual usable memory for the OS can be
about 3GB or less. For effective use of memory, we recommend that you do any of the
following:
•
Use a maximum of 3GB system memory if you are using a 32-bit Windows® OS
•
Install a 64-bit Windows® OS when you want to install 4GB or more on the
motherboard.
•
This motherboard does not support DIMMs made up of 256 megabits (Mb) chips or
less.
•
The maximum 32GB memory capacity can be supported with 16GB or above DIMMs.
ASUS will update the memory QVL once the DIMMs are available in the market.
•
The default memory operation frequency is dependent on its Serial Presence Detect
(SPD), which is the standard way of accessing information from a memory module.
Under the default state, some memory modules for overclocking may operate at a
lower frequency than the vendor-marked value. To operate at the vendor-marked
or at a higher frequency, refer to section 2.4 Ai Tweaker menu for manual memory
frequency adjustment.
•
For system stability, use a more efficient memory cooling system to support a full
memory load (2 DIMMs) or overclocking condition.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
F1A55-M LE R2.0 Motherboard Qualified Vendors Lists (QVL)
DDR3-2250 (O.C.) MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
KINGSTON KHX2250C9D3T1K2/4GX(XMP)
Size
SS/
DS
4GB ( 2x 2GB )
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip NO. Timing
-
-
-
Voltage
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
1 DIMM 2 DIMMs
1.65V
•
•
DDR3-2000 (O.C.) MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
No.
Timing
Voltage
1 DIMM
2 DIMM
Apacer
78.AAGD5.9KD(XMP)
6GB(
3 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
1.65V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMT6GX3M3A
2000C8(XMP)
6GB
(3 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
8-9-8-24
1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-16000CL9D-4GB
FLS(XMP)
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-16000CL6T-6GB
PIS(XMP)
6GB
(3x 2GB )
DS
-
-
6-9-6-24
1.65V
•
•
GEIL
GUP34GB2000
C9DC(XMP)
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-28
1.65V
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX2000C9AD3
T1K2/4GX(XMP)
4GB
( 2x 2GB )
DS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX2000C9AD3
W1K2/4GX(XMP)
4GB
( 2x 2GB )
DS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX2000C9AD3
T1K2/4GX(XMP)
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9
1.65V
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX2000C9AD3
W1K3/6GX(XMP)
6GB
( 3x 2GB )
DS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX2000C9AD3
T1K3/6GX(XMP)
6GB
(3x 2GB )
DS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3XTEP200
0C9LV4GK
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65V
•
•
Transcend
TX2000KLN-8GK(XMP)
8GB
(2 x 4GB)
DS
-
-
-
1.6V
•
•
PATRIOT
PVT36G2000LLK
6GB
(3 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.65V
•
•
ASUS F1A55-M LE R2.0
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
1-13
DDR3-1866 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
CORSAIR
CMT4GX3M2A
1866C9(XMP)
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
CORSAIR
CMT6GX3MA
1866C9(XMP)
6GB
(3 x 2GB)
DS
CORSAIR
CMZ8GX3M2A
1866C9(XMP)
8GB
(2 x 4GB)
G.SKILL
F3-14900CL9D-8G
BXL(XMP)
KINGSTON
Chip
No.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
-
9-9-9-24
1.65V
•
•
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65V
•
•
DS
-
-
9-10-9-27
1.50V
•
•
8GB
(2 x 4GB)
DS
-
-
9-10-9-28
1.5V
•
•
KHX1866C9D3T1
K3/3GX(XMP)
3GB
(3 x 1GB)
SS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1866C9D3T
1K3/6GX(XMP)
6GB
(3 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3G1866
LV4GK
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
10-10-10-27
1.65V
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3P1866C9
LV6GK
6GB
(3 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-28
1.65V
•
•
1 DIMM
2 DIMM
DDR3-1600 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/DS
Chip
Brand
A-Data
AX3U1600XB2
G79-2X(XMP)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
A-Data
AX3U1600GC4
G9-2G(XMP)
8GB(2 x 4GB)
DS
A-Data
AX3U1600XC4
G79-2X(XMP)
8GB(2 x 4GB)
CORSAIR
TR3X3G1600
C8D(XMP)
CORSAIR
Chip
No.
Timing
Voltage
1 DIMM
2 DIMM
-
7-9-7-21
1.55V-1.75V
•
•
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.55V-1.75V
•
•
DS
-
-
7-9-7-21
1.55V-1.75V
•
•
3GB(3 x 1GB)
SS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.65V
•
•
CMD12GX3M6A
1600C8(XMP)
12GB(6x2GB)
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.65V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMP4GX3M2C
1600C7(XMP)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
7-8-7-20
1.65V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMX4GX3M2A
1600C9(XMP)
4GB(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65V
•
•
CORSAIR
TR3X6G1600
C8 G(XMP)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.65V
•
•
CORSAIR
TR3X6G1600
C8D G(XMP)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.65V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMP8GX3M2A
1600C9(XMP)
8GB(2 x 4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMX8GX3M4A
1600C9(XMP)
8GB(4 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.65V
•
•
Crucial
BL25664BN
1608.16FF(XMP)
6GB(3 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9D2GBNQ(XMP)
2GB(2 x 1GB)
SS
-
-
•
•
9-9-9-24
1.5V
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
DDR3-1600 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/DS
Chip
Brand
Chip No.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
1 DIMM
2 DIMM
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL7D-4G
BRH(XMP)
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
SS
-
-
7-7-7-24
1.6V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL7D4GBECO(XMP)
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
7-7-8-24
XMP
1.35V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL7D4GBRM(XMP)
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
7-8-7-24
1.6V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL8D4GBRM(XMP)
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.60V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9D4GBECO(XMP)
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
XMP
1.35V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9D4GBRL(XMP)
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9T6GBNQ(XMP)
6GB
(3 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5V~
1.6V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL7D8GBRH(XMP)
8GB
(2 x 4GB)
DS
-
-
7-8-7-24
1.6V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL8D8GBECO(XMP)
8GB
(2 x 4GB)
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
XMP
1.35V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-12800CL9D8GBRL(XMP)
8GB
(2 x 4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5V
•
•
GEIL
GET316GB1600
C9QC(XMP)
16GB
( 4x 4GB )
DS
-
-
9-9-9-28
1.6V
•
•
GEIL
GV34GB1600
C8DC(XMP)
2GB
DS
-
-
8-8-8-28
1.6V
•
•
Kingmax
FLGE85F-B8KJ9A
FEIS(XMP)
2GB
DS
-
-
-
-
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3
K3/12GX(XMP)
12GB
(3x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
1.65V
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3
T1BK3/12GX(XMP)
12GB
(3x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
1.65V
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9AD3/2G
2GB
DS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR1600D3
N11/2G-ES
2GB
DS
KTC
D1288JPN
DPLD9U
11-1111-28
1.35V1.5V
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C7D3K2/
4GX(XMP)
4GB
( 2x 2GB )
DS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C8D3K2/
4GX(XMP)
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
8
1.65V
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C8D3T1K2/
4GX(XMP)
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
8
1.65V
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3K2/
4GX(XMP)
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9
1.65V
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3LK2/
4GX(XMP)
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9
XMP
1.35V
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3X2K2/
4GX(XMP)
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
1.65V
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3T1K3/
6GX(XMP)
6GB ( 3x
2GB )
DS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3K3/
6GX(XMP)
6GB(3 x
2GB)
DS
-
-
9
1.65V
•
•
(continued on the next page)
ASUS F1A55-M LE R2.0
1-15
DDR3-1600 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/DS
Chip
Brand
Chip
No.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
1 DIMM
2 DIMM
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3
T1BK3/6GX(XMP)
6GB(
3 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
1.65V
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1600C9D3K2/
8GX(XMP)
8GB
(2 x 4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-27
1.65V
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3G1600LV3GK
3GB
(3 x 1GB)
SS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.65V
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3BE1600
C8LV4GK
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.65V
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3BE1600
LV4GK
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
7-7-7-24
1.65V
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3G1600
4GK
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.7V
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3OB1600
LV4GK
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
-
1.65V
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3G1600
LV6GK
6GB
(3 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
8-8-8-24
1.65V
•
•
Super Talent
WA160UX6G9
6GB
(3 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9
-
•
•
DDR3-1333 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/DS
Chip
Brand
Chip No.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
A-Data
AD31333001GOU
1GB
SS
A-Data
AD30908C8D151C E0906
-
-
•
•
A-Data
AD63I1B0823EV
2GB
SS
A-Data
3CCA-1509A
-
-
•
•
A-Data
AXDU1333GC2
G9-2G(XMP)
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
SS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.25V1.35V
(low
voltage)
•
•
A-Data
AD63I1C1624EV
4GB
DS
A-Data
3CCA-1509A
-
-
•
•
Apacer
78.A1GC6.9L1
2GB
DS
Apacer
AM5D5808
DEWSBG
-
-
•
•
Apacer
78.A1GC6.9L1
2GB
DS
Apacer
AM5D5808
FEQSBG
9
-
•
•
Apacer
78.B1GDE.9L10C
4GB
DS
Apacer
AM5D5908
CEHSBG
-
-
•
•
CORSAIR
CM3X10241333C9
1GB
SS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.60V
•
•
CORSAIR
TR3X3G1333C9 G
3GB
(3 x 1GB)
SS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.50V
•
•
CORSAIR
TR3X6G1333C9 G
6GB
(3x 2GB)
SS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.50V
•
•
CORSAIR
CMD24GX3M6
A1333C9(XMP)
24GB
(6x4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.60V
•
•
CORSAIR
TW3X4G1333
C9D G
4GB
(2 x 2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.50V
•
•
1 DIMM
2 DIMM
(continued on the next page)
1-16
Chapter 1: Product introduction
DDR3-1333 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/DS
Chip
Brand
Chip No.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
CORSAIR
CMD8GX3M4
A1333C7
8GB(4 x
2GB)
DS
-
-
7-7-7-20
1.60V
•
•
Crucial
CT12864B
A1339.8FF
1GB
SS
Micron
9FF22D9KPT
9
-
•
•
Crucial
CT25664B
A1339.16FF
2GB
DS
Micron
9KF27D9KPT
9
-
•
•
Crucial
BL25664BN13
37.16FF (XMP)
6GB(3 x
2GB)
DS
-
-
7-7-7-24
1.65V
•
•
ELPIDA
EBJ10UE8
EDF0-DJ-F
1GB
SS
ELPIDA
J1108EDSEDJ-F
-
1.35V
(low
voltage)
•
•
ELPIDA
EBJ21UE8
EDF0-DJ-F
2GB
DS
ELPIDA
J1108EDSEDJ-F
-
1.35V
(low
voltage)
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-10600CL8
D-2GBHK(XMP)
1GB
SS
G.SKILL
-
-
-
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-10600CL9
D-2GBNQ
2GB
(2 x
1GB)
SS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-10666CL7
T-3GBPK(XMP)
3GB
(3 x
1GB)
SS
-
-
7-7-7-18
1.5~1.6V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-10666CL8
D4GBECO(XMP)
4GB
(2 x
2GB)
DS
-
-
8-8-8-8-24
XMP
1.35V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-10666CL7
T-6GBPK(XMP)
6GB
(3 x
2GB)
DS
-
-
7-7-7-18
1.5~1.6V
•
•
G.SKILL
F3-10666CL7
D-8GBRH(XMP)
8GB
(2 x
4GB)
DS
-
-
7-7-7-21
1.5V
•
•
GEIL
GET316GB
1333C9QC
16GB
(4x
4GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5V
•
•
GEIL
GV32GB
1333C9DC
2GB
(2 x
1GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5V
•
•
GEIL
GG34GB
1333C9DC
4GB
(2 x
2GB)
DS
GEIL
GL1L128M
88BA12N
9-9-9-24
1.3V
(low
voltage)
•
•
GEIL
GV34GB
1333C9DC
4GB
(2 x
2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-24
1.5V
•
•
GEIL
GVP34GB
1333C7DC
4GB
(2 x
2GB)
DS
-
-
7-7-7-24
1.5V
•
•
Hynix
HMT112U6
TFR8A-H9
1GB
SS
Hynix
H5TC1G83
TFRH9A
-
1.35V
(low
voltage)
•
•
Hynix
HMT325U6
BFR8C-H9
2GB
SS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83
BFRH9C
-
-
•
•
Hynix
HMT125U6
TFR8A-H9
2GB
DS
Hynix
H5TC1G83
TFRH9A
-
1.35V
(low
voltage)
•
•
Hynix
HMT351U6
BFR8C-H9
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83
BFRH9C
-
-
•
•
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2 DIMM
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DDR3-1333 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/DS
Chip
Brand
Chip No.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
Kingmax
FLFD45F-B8
KL9 NAES
1GB
SS
Kingmax
KKB8FNWB
FGNX-27A
-
-
•
•
Kingmax
FLFE85F-C8
KF9 CAES
2GB
SS
Kingmax
KFC8FMFX
F-DXX-15A
-
-
•
•
KINGMAX
FLFE85F-C8
KL9 NAES
2GB
SS
KINGMAX
KFC8FNLX
F-DXX-15A
-
-
•
•
Kingmax
FLFE85F-C8
KM9 NAES
2GB
SS
Kingmax
KFC8FNMX
F-BXX-15A
-
-
•
•
Kingmax
FLFE85F-B8
KL9 NEES
2GB
DS
Kingmax
KKB8FNWB
FGNX-26A
-
-
•
•
KINGMAX
FLFF65F-C8
KL9 NEES
4GB
DS
KINGMAX
KFC8FNLX
F-DXX-15A
-
-
•
•
Kingmax
FLFF65F-C8
KM9 NEES
4GB
DS
Kingmax
KFC8FNMX
F-BXX-15A
-
-
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR1333
D3N9/1G(
1GB
SS
ELPIDA
J1108BD
BG-DJ-F
9
1.5V
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR1333
D3N9/2G
2GB
SS
Hynix
H5TQ2G83
AFRH9C
9
-
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR1333
D3N9/2G
2GB
DS
ELPIDA
J1108BF
BG-DJ-F
9
1.5V
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR1333
D3N9/2G
2GB
DS
KTC
D1288JPN
DPLD9U
9
1.5V
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR1333
D3N9/2G
2GB
DS
ELPIDA
J1108BD
SE-DJ-F
9
1.5V
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1333C7D3
K2/4GX(XMP)
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
7
1.65V
•
•
KINGSTON
KHX1333C9D3
UK2/4GX(XMP)
4GB
(2 x2GB)
DS
-
-
9
XMP
1.25V
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR1333
D3N9/4G
4GB
DS
ELPIDA
J2108BC
SE-DJ-F
9
1.5V
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR1333
D3N9/4G
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ2G
83AFR
-
-
•
•
Micron
MT4JTF12864
AZ-1G4D1
1GB
SS
Micron
OJD12D9LGQ
-
-
•
•
Micron
MT8JTF12864
AZ-1G4F1
1GB
SS
Micron
9FF22D9KPT
9
-
•
•
Micron
MT8JTF25664
AZ-1G4D1
2GB
SS
Micron
OJD12D9LGK
-
-
•
•
Micron
MT16JTF25664
AZ-1G4F1
2GB
DS
Micron
9KF27D9KPT
9
-
•
•
Micron
MT16JTF51264
AZ-1G4D1
4GB
DS
Micron
OLD22D9LGK
-
-
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3F13334GK
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
9-9-9-20
1.7V
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3P13334GK
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
7-7-7-20
1.8V
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3P1333
LV4GK
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
7-7-7-20
1.65V
•
•
OCZ
OCZ3X1333
4GK(XMP)
4GB
(2x2GB)
DS
-
-
7-7-7-20
1.75V
•
•
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2 DIMM
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DDR3-1333 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
SS/DS
Chip
Brand
Chip No.
Timing
Voltage
DIMM socket
support (Optional)
OCZ
OCZ3P1333
LV6GK
DS
-
-
7-7-7-20
1.65V
•
•
PSC
AL7F8G73F-DJ2
SS
PSC
A3P1GF3FGF
-
-
•
•
PSC
AL8F8G73F-DJ2
DS
PSC
A3P1GF3FGF
-
-
•
•
SAMSUNG
M378B2873
FHS-CH9
SS
SAMSUNG
K4B1G0846F
-
-
•
•
SAMSUNG
M378B5773D
H0-CH9
SS
SAMSUNG
K4B2G0846D
-
-
•
•
SAMSUNG
M378B5673F
H0-CH9
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B1G0846F
-
-
•
•
SAMSUNG
M378B5273C
H0-CH9
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B2G0846C
-
-
•
•
Super Talent
W1333UA1GH
SS
Hynix
H5TQ1G83TFR
9
-
•
•
Super Talent
W1333X2G8(XMP)
SS
-
-
8
-
•
•
Super Talent
W1333UB2GS
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B1G0846F
9
-
•
•
Super Talent
W1333UB4GS
DS
SAMSUNG
K4B2G0846C
-
-
•
•
Super Talent
W1333UX6GM
DS
Micron
0BF27D9KPT
9-9-9-24
1.5V
•
•
Transcend
JM1333KLN-2G
SS
Micron
0YD77D9LGK
-
-
•
•
Transcend
JM1333KLU-2G
DS
Transcend
TK243PDF3
-
-
•
•
Transcend
TS256MLK64V3U
DS
Micron
9GF27D9KPT
-
-
•
•
1 DIMM
2 DIMM
DDR3-1066 MHz capability
Vendors
Part No.
Size
SS/
DS
Chip
Brand
Chip No.
Timing
Voltage
1 DIMM
2 DIMM
Crucial
CT12864B
A1067.8FF
1GB
SS
Micron
9GF22D9KPT
7
-
•
•
Crucial
CT25664B
A1067.16FF
2GB
DS
Micron
9HF22D9KPT
7
-
•
•
ELPIDA
EBJ10UE8
EDF0-AE-F
1GB
SS
ELPIDA
J1108EDSE-DJ-F
-
1.35V
(low
voltage)
•
•
ELPIDA
EBJ21UE8
EDF0-AE-F
2GB
DS
ELPIDA
J1108EDSE-DJ-F
-
1.35V
(low
voltage)
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR1066
D3N7/1G
1GB
SS
ELPIDA
J1108BFSE-DJ-F
7
1.5V
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR1066
D3N7/2G
2GB
DS
ELPIDA
J1108BDSE-DJ-F
7
1.5V
•
•
KINGSTON
KVR1066
D3N7/4G
4GB
DS
Hynix
H5TQ2
G83AFR
7
1.5V
•
•
Micron
MT8JTF12864
AZ-1G1F1
1GB
SS
Micron
9GF22D9KPT
7
-
•
•
Micron
MT16JTF2566
4AZ-1G1F1
2GB
DS
Micron
9HF22D9KPT
7
-
•
•
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DIMM socket
support (Optional)
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1.5.3
Installing a DIMM
1
2
3
To remove a DIMM
B
A
A
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1.6
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following sub‑sections describe
the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards. Failure to do so may
cause you physical injury and damage motherboard components.
1.6.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that came with it and
make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
2.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already installed in a chassis).
3.
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep the screw for later
use.
4.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is completely
seated on the slot.
5.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
6.
Replace the system cover.
1.6.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any. See Chapter 2 for
information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support “Share IRQ” or that
the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise, conflicts will arise between the two PCI
groups, making the system unstable and the card inoperable.
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1.6.3
PCI slot
1.6.4
PCI Express x1 slot
1.6.5
PCI Express x16 slots
The PCI slot supports cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and other cards that
comply with PCI specifications.
This motherboard supports PCI Express 2.0 x1 network cards, SCSI cards, and other cards
that comply with the PCI Express specifications.
This motherboard has two PCI Express 2.0 x16 slot that supports PCI Express 2.0 x16
graphic cards complying with the PCI Express specifications.
VGA
configuration
PCI Express operating mode
PCIe x16_1
PCIe x16_2
Single VGA/
PCIe card
x16 (Recommended for single
VGA card)
N/A
Dual VGA/PCIe
card
x16
x4
1.6.6
•
In single VGA card mode, use the PCIe 2.0 x16_1 slot (blue) for a PCI Express x16
graphics card to get better performance.
•
We recommend that you provide sufficient power when running CrossFireX™ mode.
•
Connect a chassis fan to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN when using
multiple graphics cards for better thermal environment.
Interrupt assignments
Standard interrupt assignments
OnChip IGP Device
OnChip SATA IDE
PCIE x16_1 slot
PCIE x16_2 slot
PCIE x1_1 slot
RTL811E
PCI slot
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A
–
B
–
C
shared
D
–
E
–
–
–
–
shared
–
–
–
shared
–
–
–
–
–
shared
–
shared
–
–
–
–
–
shared
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
shared
F
G
H
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
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1.7
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (3-pin CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in CMOS. You can
clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system setup parameters by erasing
the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard button cell battery powers the RAM data in
CMOS, which include system setup information such as system passwords.
CLRTC
1
2
2
Normal
(Default)
Clear RTC
3
F1A55-M LE R2.0
F1A55-M LE R2.0 Clear RTC RAM
To erase the RTC RAM:
1.
Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2.
Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the cap on pins 2-3
for about 5-10 seconds, then move the cap back to pins 1-2.
3.
Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
4.
Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS setup to reenter data.
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC jumper default
position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
•
If the steps above do not help, remove the onboard battery and move the jumper
again to clear the CMOS RTC RAM data. After clearing the CMOS, reinstall the
battery.
•
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to overclocking. For
system failure due to overclocking, use the CPU Parameter Recall (C.P.R.) feature.
Shut down and reboot the system, then the BIOS automatically resets parameter
settings to default values.
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1.8
Connectors
1.8.1
Rear panel connectors
1
2
9
8
3
7
4 5
6
1.
PS/2 Mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
2.
Video Graphics Adapter (VGA) port. This 15-pin port is for a VGA monitor or other
VGA-compatible devices.
3.
LAN (RJ-45) port. 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.
LAN port LED indications
Activity Link
LED
Activity/Link LED
Speed LED
Status
Description Status
Description
OFF
No link
OFF
10Mbps
connection
ORANGE Linked
ORANGE 100Mbps
connection
BLINKING Data activity GREEN 1Gbps
connection
Speed
LED
LAN port
4.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects to the tape, CD, DVD player, or other
audio sources.
5.
Line Out port (lime). This port connects to a headphone or a speaker. In the 4, 6, and
8-channel configurations, the function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.
6.
Microphone port (pink). This port connects to a microphone.
Refer to the audio configuration table for the function of the audio ports in 2, 4, 6, or 8channel configuration.
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Audio 2, 4, 6, or 8-channel configuration
Port
Light Blue (Rear
panel)
Lime (Rear
panel)
Pink (Rear
panel)
Lime (Front
panel)
2-channel
Line In
Line Out
4-channel
6-channel
8-channel
Rear Speaker Rear Speaker Rear Speaker
Out
Out
Out
Front Speaker Front Speaker Front Speaker
Out
Out
Out
Mic In
Mic In
Bass/Center
Bass/Center
–
–
–
Side Speaker
Out
7.
USB 2.0 ports 1~6. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports are for USB
2.0/1.1 devices.
8.
DVI-D port. This port is for any DVI-D compatible device. DVI-D can’t be converted to
output RGB Signal to CRT and isn’t compatible with DVI-I.
9.
PS/2 Keyboard port (green). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
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1.8.2
Power, CPU and chassis fan connectors
(3-pin PWR FAN, 4-pin CPU_FAN, and 3-pin CHA_FAN)
Connect the fan cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, ensuring that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
PWR_FAN
CPU_FAN
CPU FAN PWM
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWR
GND
Rotation
+12V
GND
1.
Internal connectors
CHA_FAN
Rotation
+12V
GND
F1A55-M LE R2.0
F1A55-M LE R2.0 fan connectors
DO NOT forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors. Insufficient air flow inside
the system may damage the motherboard components. These are not jumpers! DO NOT
place jumper caps on the fan connectors.
•
The CPU_FAN connector supports a CPU fan of maximum 2A (24 W) fan power.
•
Only the CPU_FAN and CHA_FAN connectors support the ASUS Fan Xpert feature.
•
If you install two VGA cards, we recommend that you plug the rear chassis fan cable
to the motherboard connector labeled CHA_FAN for better thermal environment.
2.
Speaker connector (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.
+5V
GND
GND
Speaker Out
SPEAKER
F1A55-M LE R2.0
PIN 1
F1A55-M LE R2.0 Speaker connector
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3.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
These connectors are for an ATX power supply. The plugs from the power supply are
designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation. Find the proper orientation and
push down firmly until the connectors completely fit.
ATX12V
GND
GND
+3 Volts
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
GND
+5 Volts
GND
+5 Volts
GND
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
+12V DC
+12V DC
PIN 1
F1A55-M LE R2.0
EATXPWR
GND
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
-5 Volts
GND
GND
GND
PSON#
GND
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
PIN 1
F1A55-M LE R2.0 ATX power connectors
•
We recommend that you use an ATX 12V Specification 2.0‑-compliant power supply
unit (PSU) with a minimum of 300W power rating. This PSU type has 24-pin and 4-pin
power plugs.
•
If you intend to use a PSU with 20-pin and 4-pin power plugs, ensure that the 20-pin
power plug can provide at least 15 A on +12 V and that the PSU has a minimum
power rating of 300W. The system may become unstable or may not boot up if the
power is inadequate.
•
DO NOT forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12V power plug. Otherwise, the system will
not boot up.
•
We recommend that you use a PSU with higher power output when configuring a
system with more power-consuming devices or when you intend to install additional
devices. The system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is
inadequate.
•
If you are uncertain about the minimum power supply requirement for your system,
refer to the Recommended Power Supply Wattage Calculator at http://support.asus.
com/PowerSupplyCalculator/PSCalculator.aspx?SLanguage=en-us for details.
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4.
Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s connectors (7-pin SATA3G 1~6)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s signal cables for Serial ATA hard
disk drives and optical disc drives. If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you
can create a RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, or JBOD configuration through the onboard
controller.
SATA3G_6
GND
RSATA_RXP4
RSATA_RXN4
GND
RSATA_TXN4
RSATA_TXP4
GND
SATA3G_4
SATA3G_5
GND
RSATA_RXP3
RSATA_RXN3
GND
RSATA_TXN3
RSATA_TXP3
GND
SATA3G_3
GND
RSATA_RXP6
RSATA_RXN6
GND
RSATA_TXN6
RSATA_TXP6
GND
GND
RSATA_RXP5
RSATA_RXN5
GND
RSATA_TXN5
RSATA_TXP5
GND
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
RSATA_TXN2
RSATA_TXP2
GND
SATA3G_2
SATA3G_1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
RSATA_TXN1
RSATA_TXP1
GND
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•
These connectors are set to IDE mode by default. In 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 type of the SATA connectors in
the BIOS to [RAID]. See section 2.5.2 SATA Configuration for details.
•
You must install Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later version before using Serial
ATA hard disk drives. The Serial ATA RAID feature is available only if you are using
Windows® XP SP3 or later version.
•
When using hot-plug and NCQ, set the type of the SATA connectors in the BIOS to
[AHCI]. See section 2.5.2 SATA Configuration for details.
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5.
Serial port connector (10-1 pin COM1)
This connector is for a serial (COM) port. Connect the serial port module cable to this
connector, then install the module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
PIN 1
DCD
TXD
GND
RTS
RI
RXD
DTR
DSR
CTS
COM1
F1A55-M LE R2.0
F1A55-M LE R2.0 Serial port (COM1) connector
The COM module is purchased separately.
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6.
System panel connector (10-1 pin F_PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
F_PANEL
PIN 1
F1A55-M LE R2.0
HD_LED+
HD_LEDGround
Reset
PLED+
PLEDPWR
GND
PWR LED PWR BTN
HD_LED
RESET
F1A55-M LE R2.0 System panel connector
•
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.
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
This 2-pin connector is for the system power button.
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for system reboot without
turning off the system power.
7.
LPT connector (26-1 pin LPT)
The LPT (Line Printing Terminal) connector supports devices such as a printer. LPT
standardizes as IEEE 1284, which is the parallel port interface on IBM PC-compatible
computers.
•
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
AFD
ERR#
INIT#
SLIN#
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
GND
LPT
PIN 1
STB#
PD0
PD1
PD2
PD3
PD4
PD5
PD6
PD7
ACK#
BUSY
PE
SLCT
F1A55-M LE R2.0
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This connector is for an additional Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port.
SPDIFOUT
GND
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
+5V
8.
F1A55-M LE R2.0
SPDIF_OUT
F1A55-M LE R2.0 Digital audio connector
Ensure that the audio device of Sound playback is Realtek High Definition Audio (the name
may be different based on the OS). Go to Start > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio
Devices > Sound Playback to configure the setting.
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
AAFP
HD-audio-compliant
pin definition
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
PIN 1
PORT1 L
PORT1 R
PORT2 R
SENSE_SEND
PORT2 L
F1A55-M LE R2.0
NC
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module that supports
either High Definition Audio or AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of the front
panel audio I/O module cable to this connector.
AGND
NC
NC
SENSE2_RETUR
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
AGND
NC
SENSE1_RETUR
9.
Legacy AC’97
compliant definition
F1A55-M LE R2.0 Front panel audio connector
•
We recommend that you connect a high-definition front panel audio module to this
connector to avail of the motherboard high-definition audio capability.
•
If you want to connect a high definition front panel audio module to this connector, set
the Front Panel Type item in the BIOS to [HD]. See section 2.5.5 Onboard Devices
Configuration for details.
•
The front panel audio I/O module is purchased separately.
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10. USB 2.0 connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78, USB910)
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
480Mbps connection speed.
USB78
USB56
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
USB+5V
USB_P10USB_P10+
GND
NC
USB910
USB+5V
USB_P6USB_P6+
GND
NC
F1A55-M LE R2.0 USB2.0 connectors
PIN 1
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
PIN 1
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
PIN 1
USB+5V
USB_P9USB_P9+
GND
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Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will damage the
motherboard!
The USB 2.0 module is purchased separately.
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1.9
Software support
1.9.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® XP / Vista / 7 Operating Systems (OS). Always install
the latest OS version and corresponding updates to maximize the features of your hardware.
1.9.2
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Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Refer to your OS documentation for
detailed information.
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Ensure that you install Windows® XP Service Pack 3 or later versions / Windows®
Vista Service Pack 1 or later versions before installing the drivers for better
compatibility and system stability.
Support DVD information
The Support DVD that comes with the motherboard package contains the drivers, software
applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all motherboard features.
The contents of the Support DVD are subject to change at any time without notice. Visit the
ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.
To run the Support DVD
Place the Support DVD into the optical drive. If Autorun is enabled in your computer, the
DVD automatically displays the Specials screen which contains the unique features of ASUS
motherboard. Click Drivers, Utilities, Make Disk, Manual, and Contact tabs to display their
respective menus.
The following screen is for reference only.
Click an icon to display
Support DVD/motherboard
information
Click an item to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the Support DVD to
locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click the ASSETUP.EXE to run
the DVD.
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BIOS setup
2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
2
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a USB flash disk in case you need to
restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update
utility.
2.1.1
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update the motherboard
BIOS in Windows® environment.
•
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network or an Internet
Service Provider (ISP).
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This utility is available in the support DVD that comes with the motherboard package.
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
Place the support DVD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click AI Suite II.
3.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this utility.
Updating the BIOS
To update the BIOS:
1.
From the Windows® desktop, click Start > Programs > ASUS > AI Suite II > AI Suite
II X.XX.XX to launch the AI Suite II utility. The AI Suite II Quick Bar appears.
2.
Click Update button from the Quick Bar, and then click ASUS Update from the popup
menu. The ASUS Update main screen appears. From the list, select either of the
following methods:
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Updating from the Internet
a.
Select Update BIOS from the Internet, then click Next.
b.
Select the ASUS FTP site nearest you to avoid network traffic, then click Next.
c.
From the FTP site, select the BIOS version that you wish to download then click Next.
The ASUS Update utility is capable of updating itself through the Internet. Always update
the utility to avail all its features.
Updating from a BIOS file
a.
Select Update BIOS from file, then click Next.
b.
Locate the BIOS file from the Open window, then click Open.
3.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the updating process.
2.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash 2
The ASUS EZ Flash 2 feature allows you to update the BIOS without using an OS‑based
utility.
Before you start using this utility, download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website at
www.asus.com.
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash 2:
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1.
Insert the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS file to the USB port.
2.
Enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS setup program. Go to the Tool menu to select
ASUS EZ Flash Utility and press <Enter> to enable it.
3.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Drive field.
4.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the USB flash disk that contains the latest BIOS,
and then press <Enter>.
5.
Press <Tab> to switch to the Folder Info field.
6.
Press the Up/Down arrow keys to find the BIOS file, and then press <Enter> to perform
the BIOS update process. Reboot the system when the update process is done.
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This function supports USB flash disks 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!
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
2.1.3
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 3 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to restore the BIOS file
when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating process. You can restore a corrupted BIOS
file using the motherboard support DVD or a USB flash drive that contains the updated BIOS
file.
•
Before using this utility, rename the BIOS file in the removable device into
F1A55ML2.CAP.
•
The BIOS file in the support DVD may not be the latest version. Download the latest
BIOS file from the ASUS website at www.asus.com.
Recovering the BIOS
To recover the BIOS:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the support DVD to the optical drive or the USB flash drive that contains the
BIOS file to the USB port.
3.
The utility automatically checks the devices for the BIOS file. When found, the utility
reads the BIOS file and enters ASUS EZ Flash 2 utility automatically.
4.
The system requires you to enter BIOS Setup to recover BIOS setting. To ensure
system compatibility and stability, we recommend that you press <F5> to load default
BIOS values.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing so can cause
system boot failure!
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2.1.4
ASUS BIOS Updater
The ASUS BIOS Updater allows you to update BIOS in DOS environment. This utility also
allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as a backup when the BIOS fails or
gets corrupted during the updating process.
The succeeding utility screens are for reference only. The actual utility screen displays may
not be same as shown.
Before updating BIOS
1.
Prepare the motherboard support DVD and a USB flash drive in FAT32/16 format and
single partition.
2.
Download the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater from the ASUS website at
http://support.asus.com and save them on the USB flash drive.
NTFS is not supported under DOS environment. Do not save the BIOS file and BIOS
Updater to a hard disk drive or USB flash drive in NTFS format.
3.
Turn off the computer and disconnect all SATA hard disk drives (optional).
Booting the system in DOS environment
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1.
Insert the USB flash drive with the latest BIOS file and BIOS Updater to the USB port.
2.
Boot your computer. When the ASUS Logo appears, press <F8> to show the BIOS
Boot Device Select Menu. Insert the support DVD into the optical drive and select the
optical drive as the boot device.
3. When the Make Disk menu appears, select the FreeDOS command prompt item by
pressing the item number.
4.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type d: and press <Enter> to switch the disk from Drive C
(optical drive) to Drive D (USB flash drive).
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Backing up the current BIOS
To back up the current BIOS file using the BIOS Updater:
Ensure that the USB flash drive is not write-protected and has at least 1024KB free space
to save the file.
1.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /o[filename] and press <Enter>.
Filename
Extension
The [filename] is any user-assigned filename with no more than eight alphanumeric
characters for the filename and three alphanumeric characters for the extension.
2.
The BIOS Updater backup screen appears indicating the BIOS backup process. When
BIOS backup is done, press any key to return to the DOS prompt.
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Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using BIOS Updater:
1.
At the FreeDOS prompt, type bupdater /pc /g and press <Enter>.
2.
The BIOS Updater screen appears as below.
3.
Press <Tab> to switch between screen fields and use the <Up/Down/Home/End> keys
to select the BIOS file and press <Enter>. BIOS Updater checks the selected BIOS file
and prompts you to confirm BIOS update.
4.
Select Yes and press <Enter>. When BIOS update is done, press <ESC> to exit BIOS
Updater. Restart your computer.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent system boot
failure!
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For BIOS Updater version 1.04 or later, the utility automatically exits to the DOS
prompt after updating BIOS.
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Ensure to load the BIOS default settings to ensure system compatibility and stability.
Select the Load Optimized Defaults item under the Exit menu. Refer to section 2.9
Exit menu for details.
•
Ensure to connect all SATA hard disk drives after updating the BIOS file if you have
disconnected them.
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
2.2
BIOS setup program
Use the BIOS Setup program to update the BIOS or configure its parameters. The BIOS
screens include navigation keys and brief online help to guide you in using the BIOS Setup
program.
Entering BIOS Setup at startup
To enter BIOS Setup at startup:
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Press <Delete> during the Power-On Self Test (POST). If you do not press <Delete>,
POST continues with its routines.
Entering BIOS Setup after POST
To enter BIOS Setup after POST:
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Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> simultaneously.
•
Press the power button to turn the system off then back on. Do this option only if you
failed to enter BIOS Setup using the first two options.
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Press the reset button on the system chassis.
Using the power button, reset button, or the <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> keys to force reset from
a running operating system can cause damage to your data or system. We recommend to
always shut down the system properly from the operating system.
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes only, and
may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com to download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard.
•
Ensure that a USB mouse is connected to your motherboard if you want to use the
mouse to control the BIOS setup program.
•
If the system becomes unstable after changing any BIOS setting, load the default
settings to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Optimized
Defaults item under the Exit menu. See section 2.9 Exit Menu for details.
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If the system fails to boot after changing any BIOS setting, try to clear the CMOS and
reset the motherboard to the default value. See section 1.7 Jumpers for information
on how to erase the RTC RAM.
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BIOS menu screen
The BIOS setup program can be used under two modes: EZ Mode and Advanced Mode.
You can change modes from the Exit menu or from the Exit/Advanced Mode button in the EZ
Mode/Advanced Mode screen.
EZ Mode
By default, the EZ Mode screen appears when you enter the BIOS setup program. The EZ
Mode provides you an overview of the basic system information, and allows you to select
the display language, system performance mode and boot device priority. To access the
Advanced Mode, click Exit/Advanced Mode, then select Advanced Mode.
The default screen for entering the BIOS setup program can be changed. Refer to the
Setup Mode item in section 2.7 Boot menu for details.
Selects the display language of the
BIOS setup program
Displays the CPU/motherboard temperature,
CPU/5V/3.3V/12V voltage output,
CPU/chassis fan speed
Displays the
Advanced mode
functions
Selects the
Advanced mode
functions
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Power Saving mode
Displays the system properties
of the selected mode on the
right hand side
Clicks to display all fan
speeds if available
Exits the BIOS setup program without saving
the changes, saves the changes and resets
the system, or enters the Advanced Mode
Loads optimized default
Normal mode
ASUS Optimal mode
Selects the boot device priority
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The boot device options vary depending on the devices you installed to the system.
•
The Boot Menu(F8) button is available only when the boot device is installed to the
system.
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Advanced Mode
The Advanced Mode provides advanced options for experienced end-users to configure the
BIOS settings. The figure below shows an example of the Advanced Mode. Refer to the
following sections for the detailed configurations.
To access the EZ Mode, click Exit, then select ASUS EZ Mode.
Back button
Menu items
Menu bar
Configuration fields
Pop-up window
Submenu item
General help
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Ai Tweaker
For changing the basic system configuration
For changing the overclocking settings
Monitor
For displaying the system temperature, power status, and changing the
Advanced
Boot
Tool
Exit
For changing the advanced system settings
For changing the system boot configuration
For configuring options for special functions
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
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Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar displays the specific items for that menu. For example,
selecting Main shows the Main menu items.
The other items (Ai Tweaker, Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tool, and Exit) on the menu bar have
their respective menu items.
Back button
This button appears when entering a submenu. Press <Esc> or use the USB mouse to click
this button to return to the previous menu screen.
Submenu items
A greater than sign (>) before each item on any menu screen means that the item has a
submenu. To display the submenu, select the item and press <Enter>.
Pop-up window
Select a menu item and press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with the configuration
options for that item.
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of a menu screen when there are items that do not fit on
the screen. Press the Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> / <Page Down> keys to display the
other items on the screen.
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of the menu screen are the navigation keys for the BIOS setup
program. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu and change the settings.
General help
At the top right corner of the menu screen is a brief description of the selected item.
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is user-configurable, you can
change the value of the field opposite the item. You cannot select an item that is not
user-configurable.
A configurable field is highlighted when selected. To change the value of a field, select it and
press <Enter> to display a list of options.
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2.3
Main menu
2.3.1
System Language [English]
2.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
2.3.3
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
2.3.4
Security
The Main menu screen appears when you enter the Advanced Mode of the BIOS Setup
program. The Main menu provides you an overview of the basic system information, and
allows you to set the system date, time, language, and security settings.
Allows you to choose the BIOS language version from the options. Configuration options:
[English]
[Español] [Русский]
Allows you to set the system date.
Allows you to set the system time.
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
•
If you have forgotten your BIOS password, erase the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC)
RAM to clear the BIOS password. See section 1.7 Jumpers for information on how to
erase the RTC RAM.
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The Administrator or User Password items on top of the screen show the default
Not Installed. After you set a password, these items show Installed.
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Administrator Password
If you have set an administrator password, we recommend that you enter the administrator
password for accessing the system. Otherwise, you might be able to see or change only
selected fields in the BIOS setup program.
To set an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change an administrator password:
1.
Select the Administrator Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the administrator password, follow the same steps as in changing an administrator
password, but press <Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear
the password, the Administrator Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
User Password
If you have set a user password, you must enter the user password for accessing the system.
The User Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set
a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Create New Password box, key in a password, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To change a user password:
1.
Select the User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the Enter Current Password box, key in the current password, then press
<Enter>.
3.
From the Create New Password box, key in a new password, then press <Enter>.
4.
Confirm the password when prompted.
To clear the user password, follow the same steps as in changing a user password, but press
<Enter> when prompted to create/confirm the password. After you clear the password, the
User Password item on top of the screen shows Not Installed.
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2.4
Ai Tweaker menu
The Ai Tweaker menu items allow you to configure overclocking-related items.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Ai Tweaker menu items. Incorrect field
values can cause the system to malfunction.
The configuration options for this section vary depending on the CPU and DIMM model you
installed on the motherboard.
Scroll down to display more items:
Target CPU Speed : xxxxMHz
Displays the current CPU speed.
Target DRAM Speed : xxxxMHz
Displays the current DRAM speed.
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2.4.1
Ai Overclock Tuner [Auto]
Allows you to select the CPU overclocking options to achieve the desired CPU internal
frequency. Select any of these preset overclocking configuration options:
[Auto]
Loads the optimal settings for the system.
[D.O.C.P.]
Allows you to select a DRAM O.C. profile, and the related parameters will
be adjusted automatically.
[Manual]
Allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
APU Frequency [XXX]
This item appears only when you set the Ai Overclock Tuner item to [Manual]. Use the <+>
and <-> keys to adjust the value. You can also key in the desired value using the numeric
keypad. The values range from 90.0MHz to 300.0MHz.
DRAM O.C. Profile [DDR3-1600MHz 9-9-9-24 1.65V]
This item appears only when you set the Ai Overclock Tuner item to [D.O.C.P.]. and allows
you to select a DRAM O.C. profile, which applies different settings to DRAM frequency,
DRAM timing and DRAM voltage. Configuration options: [DDR3-1600MHz 9-9-9-24 1.65V]
[DDR3-1800MHz 9-9-9-24 1.65V] [DDR3-1866MHz 9-9-9-24 1.65V] [DDR3-2000MHz 9-99-24 1.65V] [DDR3-2133MHz 9-9-9-24 1.65V] [DDR3-2200MHz 9-9-9-24 1.65V] [DDR32400MHz 9-9-9-24 1.65V]
2.4.2
Memory Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the memory operating frequency. Configuration options: [Auto]
[DDR3-800MHz] [DDR3-1066MHz] [DDR3-1333MHz] [DDR3-1600MHz] [DDR3-1866MHz]
Selecting a very high memory frequency may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default setting.
2.4.3
APU Multiplier [Auto]
2.4.4
EPU Power Saving Mode [Disabled]
Allows you to set the multiplier between the CPU Core Clock and the FSB Frequency. Use
the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the ratio. The valid value ranges vary according to your CPU
model.
Allows you to enable or disable the EPU power saving function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
EPU Setting [Auto]
This item appears only when The EPU Power Saving Mode is set to [Enabled] and
allows you to set power saving mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [Light Power
Saving Mode] [Medium Power Saving Mode] [Max Power Saving Mode]
2.4.5
OC Tuner
OC Tuner automatically overclocks the frequency and voltage of CPU and DRAM for
enhancing the system performance. Press <Enter> and select OK to start automatic
overclocking.
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2.4.6
DRAM Timing Control
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the DRAM timing control features. Use the <+>
and <-> keys to adjust the value. To restore the default setting, type [auto] using the keyboard
and press <Enter>.
Changing the values in this menu may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default settings.
2.4.7
Hybrid DIGI+VRM
Load-line Calibration [Auto]
Load-line is defined by AMD VRM specifications, and affects CPU voltage. The CPU
working voltage will decrease proportionally to CPU loading. Higher load-line calibration
would get higher voltage and better overclocking performance, but increases the CPU and
VRM thermal conditions. This item allows you to adjust the voltage range from the following
percentages to boost the system performance: 0% (Regular), 25% (Medium), 50% (High),
75% (Ultra High) and 100% (Extreme). Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [Medium]
[High] [Ultra High] [Extreme]
The actual performance boost may vary depending on your CPU specification.
CPU/NB Load-Line Calibration [Auto]
Load-line is defined by AMD VRM spec and affects CPU voltage. The CPU working voltage
will decrease proportionally to CPU loading. Higher value gets a higher voltage and better
overclocking performance, but increases the CPU and VRM thermal. This item allows you to
set this function for better system performance. Configuration options: [Auto] [Regular] [High]
[Extreme]
The actual performance boost may vary depending on your CPU specification.
VRM Fixed Frequency Mode [xxx]
Frequency switching affects the VRM transient response and the thermal component. Higher
frequency gets quicker transient response. Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the value. The
values range from 250k Hz to 400k Hz with a 50k Hz interval.
CPU Power Phase Control [Standard]
Allows you to control the power phase based on the CPU’s demands. Configuration options:
[Standard] [Optimized] [Extreme] [Manual Adjustment]
DO NOT remove the thermal module when switching to Extreme and Manual Adjustment.
The thermal conditions should be monitored.
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2.4.8
CPU Voltage [Offset Mode]
[Offset Mode]
To offset the voltage by a positive or negative value.
CPU Offset Mode Sign [+]
[+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
[–]
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
CPU Offset Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the CPU Offset voltage. The values range from 0.000V to 0.500V
with a 0.003125V interval.
Refer to the CPU documentation before setting the CPU voltage. Setting a high voltage
may damage the CPU permanently, and setting a low voltage may make the system
unstable.
2.4.9
[+]
[–]
VDDNB Offset Mode Sign [+]
To offset the voltage by a positive value.
To offset the voltage by a negative value.
VDDNB Offset Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the VDDNB Offset voltage. The values range from 0.000V to 0.500V
with a 0.003125V interval.
2.4.10
DRAM Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM voltage. The values range from 1.35V to 2.30V with a 0.01V
interval.
According to Intel CPU specification, DIMMs with voltage requirement over 1.65V may
damage the CPU permanently. We recommend you install the DIMMs with the voltage
requirement below 1.65V.
2.4.11
SB 1.1V Voltage [Auto]
2.4.12
1.1Vsb Voltage [Auto]
2.4.13
APU1.2V Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the Southbridge 1.1V voltage. The values range from 1.1V to 1.4V with a
0.01V interval.
Allows you to set the 1.1Vsb voltage. The values range from 1.1000V to 1.2000V with a 0.1V
interval.
Allows you to set the APU (Accelerated Processor Unit) 1.2V voltage. The values range from
1.2000V to 1.8000V with a 0.01V interval.
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VDDA Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the VDDA voltage. The values range from 2.5000V to 2.8000V with a 0.1V
interval.
2.4.15
[Auto]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
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The values of the CPU Offset Voltage, VDDNB Offset Voltage, DRAM Voltage,
SB 1.1V Voltage, 1.1Vsb Voltage, APU1.2V Voltage, and VDDA Voltage items are
labeled in different color, indicating the risk levels of high voltage settings.
•
The system may need better cooling system to work stably under high voltage
settings.
APU Spread Spectrum [Auto]
Automatic configuration.
Enhances the PCIE overclocking ability.
Sets to [Enabled] for EMI control.
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2.5
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU and other system
devices.
Be cautious when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items. Incorrect field values
can cause the system to malfunction.
2.5.1
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS automatically
detects.
The items shown in submenu may be different due to the CPU you installed.
Limit CPUID Maximum [Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows legacy operating systems to boot even without support for CPUs
with extended CPUID functions.
Disables this function.
C6 Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables C6 mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
CPB Mode [Auto]
Disables the CPB (Core Performance Boost) mode or set it to [Auto] for automatic
configuration. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
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AMD PowerNow function [Enabled]
Enables or disables the AMD PowerNow function. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
SVM [Enabled]
Enables or disables CPU virtualization. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
C-state Pmin
Enables or disables C-State Pmin. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.5.2
SATA Configuration
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of SATA devices. The
SATA Port items show Not Present if no SATA device is installed to the corresponding SATA
port.
OnChip SATA Channel [Enabled]
Enables or disables onboard channel SATA port. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
OnChip SATA Type [IDE]
Allows you to set the SATA configuration.
[IDE]
[RAID]
[AHCI]
Set to [IDE] when you want to use the Serial ATA hard disk drives as
Parallel ATA physical storage devices.
Set to [RAID] when you want to create a RAID configuration from the SATA
hard disk drives.
Set to [AHCI] when you want the SATA hard disk drives to use the AHCI
(Advanced Host Controller Interface). The AHCI allows the onboard storage
driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that increases storage
performance on random workloads by allowing the drive to internally
optimize the order of commands.
SATA Port 5 - Port 6 [AHCI or RAID]
This item only appears when the previous item is set to [RAID] or [AHCI]. If Port 5-6
are configured as [AHCI or RAID], the ports can only be used under OS with driver
installed. Set to [IDE] instead of [AHCI or RAID] to access devices on Port 5-6 before
entering OS. Configuration options: [AHCI or RAID] [IDE]
Board SATA RAID ROM [RAID]
This item only appears when the previous item is set to [RAID].
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Legacy ROM] [UEFI Driver]
S.M.A.R.T. Status Check [Enabled]
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitor system. When
read/write of your hard disk errors occur, this feature allows the hard disk to report warning
messages during the POST. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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2.5.3
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the USB-related features.
The USB Devices item shows the auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the
item shows None.
Legacy USB Support [Enabled]
[Enabled]
Enables the support for USB devices on legacy operating systems (OS).
[Auto] Allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup. If
detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is
detected, the legacy USB support is disabled.
[Disabled]
The USB devices can be used only for the BIOS setup program.
EHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
2.5.4
Enables the support for operating systems without an EHCI hand‑off
feature.
Disables the function.
NB Configuration
iGPU Multi-Monitor [Disabled]
Allows you to enable the iGPU Multi-Monitor. For Lucid Virtu MVP function support, set this
item to [Enabled] to empower both integrated and discrete graphics. iGPU shared system
memory size is fixed in 64MB. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Primary Video Device [PCIE / PCI Video]
Selects the primary display device. Configuration options: [IGFX Video] [PCIE / PCI Video]
Integrated Graphics [Auto]
Enables the integrated graphics controller. Configuration options: [Auto] [Force]
2.5.5
Onboard Devices Configuration
HD Audio Device [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the High Definition Audio Controller.
Disables the controller.
The following two items appear only when you set the HD Audio Device item to [Enabled].
Front Panel Type [HD]
Allows you to set the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97 or highdefinition audio depending on the audio standard that the front panel audio module supports.
[HD]
[AC97]
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Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to high definition audio.
Sets the front panel audio connector (AAFP) mode to legacy AC’97.
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SPDIF Out Type [SPDIF]
[SPDIF]
[HDMI]
Sets to [SPDIF] for SPDIF audio output.
Sets to [HDMI] for HDMI audio output.
Realtek LAN Controller [Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Enables the Realtek LAN controller.
Disables the Realtek LAN controller.
Realtek PXE OPROM [Disabled]
This item appears only when you set the previous item to [Enabled] and allows you to enable
or disable the Rom Help of the Realtek LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Serial Port Configuration [Enabled]
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the serial port configuration.
Serial Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the serial port (COM).
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Change Settings [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port base address.
Configuration options: [IO=3F8h; IRQ=4] [IO=2F8h; IRQ=3] [IO=3E8h; IRQ=4]
[IO=2E8h; IRQ=3]
Parallel Port Configuration [Enabled]
The sub-items in this menu allow you to set the parallel port configuration.
Parallel Port [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the parallel port (LPT/LPTE).
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Change Settings [Auto]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base address.
Configuration options: [IO=378h; IRQ=5] [IO=378h; IRQ=5,6,7,9,10,11,12]
[IO=278h; IRQ=5,6,7,9,10,11,12]
Device Mode [Auto]
Allows you to set the Printer port mode.
Configuration options: [Standard Parallel Port Mode] [EPP Mode] [ECP Mode] [EPP
Mode & ECP Mode]
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2.5.6
APM
Restore AC Power Loss [Power Off]
[Power On]
The system goes into on state after an AC power loss.
[Last State]
The system goes into either off or on state, whatever the system state was
before the AC power loss.
[Power Off]
The system goes into off state after an AC power loss.
Power On By PME [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Disables the PME to wake up by PCI/PCIE devices.
Allows you to turn on the system through a PCI/PCIE LAN or modem card.
This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the
+5VSB lead.
Power On By Ring [Disabled]
[Disabled]Disables Ring to generate a wake event.
[Enabled]Enables Ring to generate a wake event.
Power On By RTC [Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
2.5.7
Disables RTC to generate a wake event.
When set to [Enabled], the items RTC Alarm Date (Days) and Hour/
Minute/Second will become user-configurable with set values.
Network Stack
Network Stack [Disabled]
This item allows user to disable or enable the UEFI network stack.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Ipv4 PXE Support [Enabled]
This item appears only when you set the Network Stack item to [Enabled]. When this item is
disabled, the IPV4 PXE boot option will not be created.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Ipv6 PXE Support [Enabled]
This item appears only when you set the Network Stack item to [Enabled]. When this item is
disabled, the IPV6 PXE boot option will not be created.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.6
Monitor menu
2.6.1
CPU Temperature / MB Temperature �������������
[xxxºC/xxxºF]
2.6.2
CPU / Chassis / Power Fan Speed [xxxx RPM] or
[Ignore] / [N/A]
The Monitor menu displays the system temperature/power status, and allows you to change
the fan settings.
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU and motherboard
temperatures. Select Ignore if you do not wish to display the detected temperatures.
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU / chassis / Power
fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the motherboard, the
field shows N/A. Select Ignore if you do not wish to display the detected speed.
2.6.3
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
CPU Q-Fan Control [Enabled]
Disables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
Enables the CPU Q-Fan control feature.
CPU Fan Speed Low Limit [600 RPM]
This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature and allows
you to disable or set the CPU fan warning speed.
Configuration options: [Ignore] [200RPM] [300 RPM] [400 RPM] [500 RPM] [600 RPM]
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CPU Fan Profile [Standard]
This item appears only when you enable the CPU Q-Fan Control feature and allows
you to set the appropriate performance level of the CPU fan.
[Standard]
Sets to [Standard] to make the CPU fan automatically adjust
depending on the CPU temperature.
[Silent]
Sets to [Silent] to minimize the fan speed for quiet CPU fan operation.
[Manual]
Sets to [Manual] to assign detailed fan speed control parameters.
[Turbo]
Sets to [Turbo] to achieve maximum CPU fan speed.
The following four items appear only when you set CPU Fan Profile to [Manual].
CPU Upper Temperature [70ºC]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the upper limit of the CPU temperature.
The values range from 20ºC to 90ºC.
CPU Fan Max. Duty Cycle(%) [100%]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the maximum CPU fan duty cycle. The
values range from 40% to 100%. When the CPU temperature reaches the
upper limit, the CPU fan will operate at the maximum duty cycle.
CPU Lower Temperature [20ºC]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the lower limit of the CPU temperature.
The values range from 20ºC to 75ºC.
CPU Fan Min. Duty Cycle(%) [40%]
Use the <+> and <-> keys to adjust the minimum CPU fan duty cycle. The
values range from 40% to 100%. When the CPU temperature is under the
lower limit, the CPU fan will operate at the minimum duty cycle.
2.6.4
CPU Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
2.6.5
Anti Surge Support [Enabled]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output through the onboard
voltage regulators. Select Ignore if you do not want to detect this item.
This item allows you to enable or disable the Anti Surge function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.7
Boot menu
2.7.1
Bootup NumLock State [On]
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options.
[On]
[Off]
2.7.2
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [On].
Sets the power-on state of the NumLock to [Off].
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
Enables the full screen logo display feature.
Disables the full screen logo display feature.
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo 2™ feature.
Post Report [5 sec]
This item appears only when the Full Screen Logo item is set to [Disabled] and allows you to
set the waiting time for the system to display the post report. Configuration options: [1 sec] [2
sec] [3 sec] [4 sec] [5 sec] [6 sec] [7 sec] [8 sec] [9 sec] [10 sec] [Until Press ESC]
2.7.3
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When this item is set to [Enabled], the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when error
occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.7.4
Option ROM Messages [Force BIOS]
[Force BIOS]
[Keep Current]
2.7.5
The third-party ROM messages will be forced to display during the boot
sequence.
The third-party ROM messages will be displayed only if the third-party
manufacturer had set the add-on device to do so.
Setup Mode [EZ Mode]
[Advanced Mode] Sets Advanced Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup
program.
[EZ Mode]
2.7.6
Sets EZ Mode as the default screen for entering the BIOS setup program.
UEFI Legacy Boot
Enables or disables the booting function of UEFI or legacy devices.
Configuration options: [Enabled both UEFI and Legacy] [Disabled UEFI] [Disabled Legacy]
2.7.7
PCI ROM Priority
2.7.8
Boot Option Priorities
In case of multiple option ROMs (Legacy and EFI compatible), this item allows you to specifie
what PCI option ROM to launch. Configuration options: [Legacy ROM] [EFI Compatible ROM]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available devices. The
number of device items that appears on the screen depends on the number of devices
installed in the system.
2.7.9
•
To select the boot device during system startup, press <F8> when ASUS Logo
appears.
•
To access Windows OS in Safe Mode, press <F8> after POST.
Boot Override
These items displays the available devices. The number of device items that appears on
the screen depends on the number of devices installed in the system. Click an item to start
booting from the selected device.
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2.8
Tools menu
2.8.1
ASUS EZ Flash 2 Utility
The Tools menu items allow you to configure options for special functions. Select an item
then press <Enter> to display the submenu.
Allows you to run ASUS EZ Flash 2. Press [Enter] to launch the ASUS EZ Flash 2 screen.
For more details, see section 2.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash 2.
2.8.2
ASUS O.C. Profile
This item allows you to store or load multiple BIOS settings.
The Setup Profile Status items show Not Installed if no profile is created.
Save to Profile
Allows you to save the current BIOS settings to the BIOS Flash, and create a profile. Key in a
profile number from one to eight, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
Load from Profile
Allows you to load the previous BIOS settings saved in the BIOS Flash. Key in the profile
number that saved your CMOS settings, press <Enter>, and then select Yes.
2.8.3
•
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to prevent the
system boot failure!
•
We recommend that you update the BIOS file only coming from the same memory/
CPU configuration and BIOS version.
ASUS SPD Information
DIMM Slot # [DIMM_A1]
Displays the Serial Presence Detect (SPD) information of the DIMM module installed on the
selected slot. Configuration options: [DIMM_A1] [DIMM_B1]
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2.9
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal default values for the BIOS items, and
save or discard your changes to the BIOS items. You can access the EZ Mode from the Exit
menu.
Load Optimized Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the parameters on the Setup
menus. When you select this option or if you press <F5>, a confirmation window appears.
Select Yes to load the default values.
Save Changes & Reset
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the Exit menu to
ensure the values you selected are saved. When you select this option or if you press <F10>,
a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to save changes and exit.
Discard Changes & Exit
This option allows you to exit the Setup program without saving your changes. When you
select this option or if you press <Esc>, a confirmation window appears. Select Yes to discard
changes and exit.
ASUS EZ Mode
This option allows you to enter the EZ Mode screen.
Launch EFI Shell from filesystem device
This option allows you to attempt to launch the UEFI Shell application (shellx64.efi) from one
of the available devices that have a filesystem.
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Appendices
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
•
•
This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
•
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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.
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IC: Canadian Compliance Statement
Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications. This device complies with RSS
210 of Industry Canada. This Class B device meets all the requirements of the Canadian
interference-causing equipment regulations.
This device complies with Industry Canada license exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
Cut appareil numérique de la Classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Cet appareil numérique de la Classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le
matériel brouilleur du Canada.
Cet appareil est conforme aux normes CNR exemptes de licence d’Industrie Canada. Le
fonctionnement est soumis aux deux conditions suivantes :
(1) cet appareil ne doit pas provoquer d’interférences et
(2) cet appareil doit accepter toute interférence, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer
un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from
digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department
of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
VCCI: Japan Compliance Statement
VCCI Class B Statement
KC: Korea Warning Statement
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REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of
Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our products at
ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
DO NOT throw the motherboard in municipal waste. This product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin
indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in
municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
DO NOT throw the mercury-containing button cell battery in municipal waste. This symbol
of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal
waste.
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards
for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to
responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging
materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for detailed recycling
information in different regions.
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ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
Telephone Fax E-mail
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Online support
15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
+886-2-2894-3447
+886-2-2890-7798
info@asus.com.tw
www.asus.com.tw
+86-21-38429911
support.asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address
Telephone
Fax
Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Support fax
Online support
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
+1-812-282-3777
+1-510-608-4555
usa.asus.com
+1-812-282-2787
+1-812-284-0883
support.asus.com
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address
Fax
Web site
Online contact
Technical Support
Telephone
Support Fax
Online support
Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
+49-2102-959911
www.asus.de
www.asus.de/sales
+49-1805-010923*
+49-2102-9599-11
support.asus.com
* EUR 0.14/minute from a German fixed landline; EUR 0.42/minute from a mobile phone.
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ASUS F1A55-M LE R2.0
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(510)739-3777/(510)608-4555
800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539.
Asus Computer International
Signature :
Date :
Representative Person’s Name :
Apr. 09, 2012
Steve Chang / President
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Supplementary Information:
FCC Part 15, Subpart E, Intentional Radiators
FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators
FCC Part 15, Subpart C, Intentional Radiators
Model Number : F1A55-M LE R2.0
Conforms to the following specifications:
Product Name : Motherboard
hereby declares that the product
Phone/Fax No:
Address:
Responsible Party Name:
Per FCC Part 2 Section 2. 1077(a)
DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY
Ver. 110101
Manufacturer:
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN
Address, City:
F1A55-M LE R2.0
Model name :
Declaration Date: Apr. 09, 2012
Year to begin affixing CE marking: 2012
CE marking
EN 62301:2005
Regulation (EC) No. 642/2009
EN 62301:2005
Regulation (EC) No. 1275/2008
Signature : __________
Position : CEO
Name :
Jerry Shen
(EC conformity marking)
EN 62301:2005
Regulation (EC) No. 278/2009
EN 60065:2002 / A12:2011
2009/125/EC-ErP Directive
EN 60065:2002+A1:2006+A11:2008
EN 60950-1 / A12:2011
EN 301 489-1 V1.8.1(2008-04)
EN 301 489-3 V1.4.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-4 V1.3.1(2002-08)
EN 301 489-7 V1.3.1(2005-11)
EN 301 489-9 V1.4.1(2007-11)
EN 301 489-17 V2.1.1(2009-05)
EN 301 489-24 V1.4.1(2007-09)
EN 302 326-2 V1.2.2(2007-06)
EN 302 326-3 V1.3.1(2007-09)
EN 301 357-2 V1.3.1(2006-05)
EN 302 623 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 55024:2010
EN 61000-3-3:2008
EN 55020:2007
EN 60950-1 / A11:2009
2006/95/EC-LVD Directive
EN 300 328 V1.7.1(2006-10)
EN 300 440-1 V1.4.1(2008-05)
EN 300 440-2 V1.2.1(2008-03)
EN 301 511 V9.0.2(2003-03)
EN 301 908-1 V3.2.1(2007-05)
EN 301 908-2 V3.2.1(2007-05)
EN 301 893 V1.4.1(2005-03)
EN 302 544-2 V1.1.1(2009-01)
EN 50360:2001
EN 50371:2002
EN 50385:2002
1999/5/EC-R &TTE Directive
EN 55022:2010
EN 61000-3-2:2006+A1: 2009+A2: 2009
EN 55013:2001+A1:2003+A2:2006
2004/108/EC-EMC Directive
conform with the essential requirements of the following directives:
Motherboard
Product name :
declare the following apparatus:
Ver. 111121
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH
Authorized representative in Europe:
GERMANY
TAIWAN
Country:
Country:
No. 150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN R.O.C.
Address, City:
ASUSTek COMPUTER INC.
EC Declaration of Conformity
We, the undersigned,
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