Motherboard
P5PE-VM
E2609
First Edition
June 2006
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Contents
Notices................................................................................................. vi
Safety information...............................................................................vii
About this guide..................................................................................viii
How this guide is organized.....................................................viii
Where to find more information..............................................viii
Conventions used in this guide................................................. ix
Typography.......................................................................................... ix
P5PE-VM specifications summary.......................................................... x
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
Welcome!............................................................................... 1-2
1.2
Package contents.................................................................. 1-2
1.3
Special features..................................................................... 1-2
1.3.1
Product highlights.................................................... 1-2
1.3.2
Innovative ASUS features........................................ 1-4
1.4
Before you proceed............................................................... 1-5
1.5
Motherboard overview........................................................... 1-6
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.5.1
Placement direction................................................. 1-6
1.5.2
Screw holes.............................................................. 1-6
1.5.3
Motherboard layout................................................. 1-7
Central Processing Unit (CPU)............................................... 1-8
1.6.1
Installing the CPU..................................................... 1-8
1.6.2
Installing the CPU heatsink and fan........................ 1-11
1.6.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan.................... 1-13
System memory................................................................... 1-15
1.7.1
Overview................................................................ 1-15
1.7.2
Memory configurations.......................................... 1-15
1.7.3
DDR Qualified Vendors List.................................... 1-16
1.7.4
Installing a DIMM.................................................... 1-17
1.7.5
Removing a DIMM................................................... 1-17
Expansion slots.................................................................... 1-18
1.8.1
Installing an expansion card................................... 1-18
1.8.2
Configuring an expansion card............................... 1-18
1.8.3
Interrupt assignments............................................ 1-19
1.8.4
PCI slots................................................................. 1-20
1.8.5
AGP slot................................................................. 1-20
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Contents
1.9
Jumpers............................................................................... 1-21
1.10 Connectors.......................................................................... 1-23
1.10.1 Rear panel connectors........................................... 1-23
1.10.2 Internal connectors................................................ 1-24
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
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Managing and updating your BIOS......................................... 2-2
2.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk............................... 2-2
2.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash utility................................................ 2-3
2.1.3
AFUDOS utility......................................................... 2-4
2.1.4
ASUS Update utility................................................. 2-6
BIOS setup program............................................................... 2-9
2.2.1
BIOS menu screen.................................................. 2-10
2.2.2
Menu bar................................................................ 2-10
2.2.3
Navigation keys...................................................... 2-10
2.2.4
Menu items............................................................ 2-11
2.2.5
Sub-menu items..................................................... 2-11
2.2.6
Configuration fields................................................ 2-11
2.2.7
Pop-up window....................................................... 2-11
2.2.8
Scroll bar................................................................ 2-11
2.2.9
General help........................................................... 2-11
Main menu............................................................................ 2-12
2.3.1
System Time . ....................................................... 2-12
2.3.2
System Date ......................................................... 2-12
2.3.3
Legacy Diskette A, B ............................................ 2-12
2.3.4
Primary, Third and Fourth IDE Master/Slave.......... 2-13
2.3.5
IDE Configuration................................................... 2-14
2.3.6
System Information............................................... 2-15
Advanced menu................................................................... 2-16
2.4.1
CPU Configuration.................................................. 2-16
2.4.2
Chipset................................................................... 2-18
2.4.3
Onboard Devices Configuration.............................. 2-20
2.4.4
PCI PnP................................................................... 2-21
2.4.5
USB Configuration.................................................. 2-22
Contents
2.5
2.6
2.7
Power menu......................................................................... 2-24
2.5.1
Suspend Mode ...................................................... 2-24
2.5.2
ACPI 2.0 Support .................................................. 2-24
2.5.3
ACPI APIC Support ................................................ 2-24
2.5.4
APM Configuration................................................. 2-25
2.5.5
Hardware Monitor................................................... 2-26
Boot menu........................................................................... 2-28
2.6.1
Boot Device Priority............................................... 2-28
2.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration.................................. 2-29
2.6.3
Security.................................................................. 2-30
Exit menu............................................................................. 2-32
Chapter 3: Software support
3.1
Installing an operating system............................................... 3-2
3.2
Support CD information......................................................... 3-2
3.2.1
Running the support CD........................................... 3-2
3.2.2
Drivers menu............................................................ 3-3
3.2.3
Utilities menu........................................................... 3-4
3.2.4
ASUS Contact information....................................... 3-5
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will
not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics
card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes
or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate
this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from
the electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that
the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal
cables are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the
existing system before you add a device.
• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard,
ensure that all power cables are unplugged.
• Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension
cord. These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your
area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you
are using, contact your local power company.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact
a qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully
read all the manuals that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
product in any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
The 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.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and
configuring the motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This manual contains the following parts:
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the
new technology it supports. This chapter also lists the hardware
setup procedures that you have to perform when installing system
components. It includes description of the jumpers and connectors on
the motherboard.
•
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.
•
Chapter 3: Software support
This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes
with the motherboard package.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
1. ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware
and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
2. Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as
warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These
documents are not part of the standard package.
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Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
DANGER/WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase
<Key> Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign means
that you must press the enclosed key
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or
Return key
<Key1>+<Key2>+<Key3>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the
key names are linked with a plus sign (+)
Example: <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<D>
Command
Means that you must type the command exactly as shown,
then supply the required item or value enclosed in
brackets
Example: At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /i[filename]
afudos /iP5PEVM.ROM
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P5PE-VM specifications summary
CPU
LGA775 socket for Intel® Pentium® D/ Pentium® 4/
Celeron processor
Supports Intel® Dual-Core 65nm Intel® processors
Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Supports Intel® Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST)
Chipset
Northbridge: Intel® 865G
Southbridge: Intel® ICH5
Front Side Bus
1066/800/533 MHz
Memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
2 x 184-pin DIMM sockets support up to 2GB of unbufferred non-ECC 400/333/266 MHz DDR DIMMs
Integrated Graphic
Intel® 865G chipset with integrated Intel® Extreme Graphics 2 Technology
Expansion slots
3 x PCI slots
1 x AGP 8X slot
Storage
Southbridge Intel® ICH5 supports:
- 2 x Ultra DMA 100/66 - 2 x Serial ATA devices
Audio
ADI AD1888JCPZ High Definition Audio 6-channel CODEC
LAN
Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit LAN controller
USB
Supports up to 8 USB 2.0 ports
Special features
ASUS EZ Flash
ASUS MyLogo™
Rear panel
1 x Parallel port
1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x Serial port (COM)
1 x VGA port
1 x PS/2 keyboard port
1 x PS/2 mouse port
Audio I/O ports
BIOS features
4 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, DMI2.0, SM BIOS 2.3, ASUS EZ Flash, C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall), ASUS MyLogo
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P5PE-VM specifications summary
Industry standard
PCI 2.2, USB 2.0
Manageability
WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL by PME, WOR by PME
Internal
connectors
2 x USB 2.0 connectors for 4 additional USB 2.0 ports
1 x CPU fan connector
1 x Chassis fan connector
1 x 20-pin ATX power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12 V power connector
1 x CD connector
1 x Front panel audio connector
1 x 10-pin Panel connector
1 x Speaker connector
Power
Requirement
ATX power supply (with 20-pin and 4-pin 12 V plugs)
Form Factor
Micro-ATX form factor: 9.6 in x 7.6 in
Support CD
contents
Device drivers
ASUS PC Probe
ASUS Live Update utility
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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This chapter describes the motherboard
features and the new technologies
it supports.
1
Product
introduction
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1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for buying an ASUS® P5PE-VM motherboard!
The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies,
making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it,
check the items in your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
ASUS P5PE-VM motherboard
Cables
1 x Serial ATA signal cable
1 x Floppy disk drive cable
1 x Ultra DMA 100/66 cable
Accessories
I/O shield
Application CDs
ASUS motherboard support CD
Documentation
User guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
1.3
Special features
1.3.1 Product highlights
Latest processor technology
The motherboard comes with a 775-pin surface mount Land Grid Array
(LGA) socket designed for the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor in the 775-land
package. The motherboard supports the Intel® Pentium 4 processor,
Intel® Pentium D, Intel® Celeron and Intel® Dual-Core processors with
1066/800/533 MHz Front Side Bus (FSB), L2 cache, and a core speed of
up to 3.8GHz.
The motherboard also supports the Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology,
the Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology (EM64T) that allows 64-bit
computing, and the Enhanced Intel Speedstep® Technology (EIST) that
intelligently adjusts the CPU voltage and frequency depending on the CPU
loading, system speed or power requirement. See page1-8 for details.
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Intel ® 65nanometer process technology support
The motherboard supports Intel® processors built on the 65-nanometer
(nm) process technology with copper interconnect. Intelʼs 65 nm process is
the most advanced chip manufacturing technology, delivering breakthrough
performance, enhanced media experience, and low power consumption.
The Intel® 65 nm Dual-Core processors utilize this package technology for
a thinner, lighter design without compromising performance.
Dual-channel DDR400 memory support
Employing the Double Data Rate (DDR) memory technology,
the motherboard supports up to 2GB of system memory using
DDR400/333/266 DIMMs. The ultra-fast 400MHz memory bus delivers the
required bandwidth for the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet
applications. See 1-15 to 1-18 for details.
Serial ATA technology
The motherboard supports the Serial ATA technology through the Serial
ATA interfaces and the Intel® ICH5 chipset. The SATA specification allows
for thinner, more flexible cables with lower pin count, reduced voltage
requirement, and up to 150 MB/s data transfer rate. See page 1-27 for details.
6-channel audio support
The motherboard comes with the ADI AD1888JCPZ high-definition audio
CODEC that lets you enjoy high-quality 6-channel audio without having to
buy advanced sound cards. See page 1-24 and page 1-25 for details.
AGP 8X support
The AGP 8X (AGP 3.0) VGA interface specification enhances graphics
performance with high bandwidth speeds up to 2.12 GB/s.
USB 2.0 technology
The motherboard implements the Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
specification, dramatically increasing the connection speed from the
12 Mbps bandwidth on USB 1.1 to a fast 480 Mbps on USB 2.0. USB 2.0
is backward compatible with USB 1.1. See page 1-25 and page 1-30 for
details.
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Temperature, fan, and voltage monitoring
The CPU temperature is monitored by the ASIC (integrated in the Winbond
Super I/O) to prevent overheating and damage. The system fan rotations
per minute (RPM) is monitored for timely xure detection. The ASIC
monitors the voltage levels to ensure stable supply of current for critical
components.
1.3.2 Innovative ASUS features
ASUS EZ Flash BIOS
With the ASUS EZ Flash, you can easily update the system BIOS even
before loading the operating system. No need to use a DOS-based utility or
boot from a floppy disk. See page 2-3 for details.
C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
The C.P.R. feature of the motherboard BIOS allows automatic re-setting to
the BIOS default settings in case the system hangs due to overclocking.
When the system hangs due to overclocking, C.P.R. eliminates the need
to open the system chassis and clear the RTC data. Simply shut down and
reboot the system, and the BIOS automatically restores the CPU default
setting for each parameter.
ASUS MyLogo™
This new feature present in the motherboard allows you to personalize and
add style to your system with customizable boot logos. See details on page
2-29.
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1.4
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard
components or change any motherboard settings.
• Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
• Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or
to a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity
• Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
• Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded
antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.
• Before you install or remove any component, ensure that the ATX
power supply is switched off or the power cord is detached from
the power supply. Failure to do so may cause severe damage to the
motherboard, peripherals, and/or components.
Onboard LED
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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
R
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
P5PE-VM Onboard LED
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Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis
to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage
motherboard components.
1.5.1 Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the
chassis in the correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the
rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image below.
1.5.2 Screw holes
Place six (6) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the
motherboard to the chassis.
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Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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1.5.3 Motherboard layout
19.3cm (7.6in)
KBPWR
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
ATX12V
USB12
RJ-45
Top:Line In
Center:Line Out
Below:Mic In
R
Marvell
88E8001
PCI1
Super I/O
SB_PWR
PCI2
USB78
FP_AUDIO
SPEAKER
SEC_IDE
AGP
4Mb
BIOS
Intel
ICH5
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
PCI3
CHA_FAN
USB3
USB4
PRI_IDE
Intel
865G
Bottom : Top:
24.5cm (9.6in)
VGA
ATXPWR
DDR DIMM_A1 (64 bit,184-pin module)
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PARALLEL PORT
LGA775
DDR DIMM_B1 (64 bit,184-pin module)
CPU_FAN
COM1
SATA1
SATA2
CLRTC
AD1888
CD
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FLOPPY
USB56
F_PANEL
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1.6
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA775 socket designed for
the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor in the 775-land package.
• Your boxed Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 processor package should come with installation instructions for the CPU, fan and heatsink
assembly. If the instructions in this section do not match the CPU
documentation, follow the latter.
• Upon purchase of the motherboard, make sure that the PnP cap
is on the socket and the socket pins are not bent. Contact your
retailer immediately if the PnP cap is missing, or if you see any
damage to the PnP cap/socket pins/motherboard components.
ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/
transit-related.
• Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process
Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the
motherboard comes with the cap on the LGA775 socket.
• The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket pins
resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/
loss/incorrect removal of the PnP cap.
1.6.1 Installing the CPU
To install a CPU:
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
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P5PE-VM CPU Socket 775
Before installing the CPU, make sure that the socket box is facing
towards you and the load lever is on your left.
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2.
Press the load lever with your thumb (A) and move it to the left (B)
until it is released from the retention tab.
Retention tab
PnP Cap
A
Load lever
B
This side of the cam
box should face you.
To prevent damage to the socket pins, do not remove the PnP cap
unless you are installing a CPU.
3.
Lift the load lever in the direction
of the arrow to a 135º angle.
4.
Lift the load plate with your
thumb and forefinger to a 100º
angle (A), then push the PnP cap
from the load plate window to
remove (B).
B
A
Load plate
5.
Position the CPU over the
socket, making sure that
the gold triangle is on
the bottom‑left corner of
the socket. The socket
alignment key should fit
into the CPU notch.
Alignment key
Gold triangle mark
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Close the load plate (A), then
push the load lever (B) until it
snaps into the retention tab.
A
B
The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU
into the socket to prevent bending the connectors on the socket and
damaging the CPU!
Notes on Intel ® Hyper-Threading Technology
• This motherboard supports Intel® Pentium® 4 CPUs in the 775-land
package with Hyper‑Threading Technology.
• Hyper-Threading Technology is supported under Windows® XP/2003
Server and Linux 1.7.x (kernel) and later versions only. Under Linux,
use the Hyper-Threading compiler to compile the code. If you are
using any other operating systems, disable the Hyper-Threading
Technology item in the BIOS to ensure system stability and
performance.
• Installing Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later is recommended.
• Make sure to enable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in BIOS
before installing a supported operating system.
• For more information on Hyper-Threading Technology, visit www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading.
To use the Hyper-Threading Technology on this motherboard:
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1.
Install an Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU in the 775-land package that supports
Hyper-Threading Technology.
2.
Power up the system and enter the BIOS Setup (see Chapter 2:
BIOS setup). Under the Advanced Menu, make sure that the item
Hyper‑Threading Technology is set to Enabled. The item appears only
if you installed a CPU that supports Hyper-Threading Technology.
3.
Reboot the computer.
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1.6.2 Installing the CPU heatsink and fan
The Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 processor requires a specially designed
heatsink and fan assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and
performance.
• When you buy a boxed Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, the package
includes the CPU fan and heatsink assembly. If you buy a
CPU separately, make sure that you use only Intel®‑certified
multi‑directional heatsink and fan.
• Your Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 heatsink and fan assembly comes in
a push-pin design and requires no tool to install.
• If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, make
sure that you have properly applied Thermal Interface Material to
the CPU heatsink or CPU before you install the heatsink and fan
assembly.
Make sure that you have installed the motherboard to the chassis before
you install the CPU fan and heatsink assembly.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
Place the heatsink on top of the
installed CPU, making sure that
the four fasteners match the
holes on the motherboard.
Orient the heatsink and fan
assembly such that the CPU
fan cable is closest to the CPU
fan connector.
Narrow end
of the groove
Motherboard hole
Fastener
Make sure to orient each fastener with the narrow end of the groove
pointing outward. (The photo shows the groove shaded for emphasis.)
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2.
Push down two fasteners
at a time in a diagonal
sequence to secure the
heatsink and fan assembly in
place.
B
A
A
B
3.
A
B
B
A
Connect the CPU fan cable to the connector on the motherboard
labeled CPU_FAN.
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CPU_FAN
GND
CPU FAN PWR
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWM
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P5PE-VM CPU Fan Connector
Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring
errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
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1.6.3 Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan:
1. Disconnect the CPU fan
cable from the connector on
the motherboard.
2.
Rotate each fastener
counterclockwise.
3.
Pull up two fasteners at a
time in a diagonal sequence
to disengage the heatsink
and fan assembly from the
motherboard.
B
A
A
B
A
B
B
A
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4.
Carefully remove the
heatsink and fan assembly
from the motherboard.
5.
Rotate each fastener
clockwise to ensure
correct orientation when
reinstalling.
Narrow end of the groove
The narrow end of the
groove should point
outward after resetting.
(The photo shows the
groove shaded for
emphasis.)
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1.7
System memory
1.7.1 Overview
The motherboard comes with four 184-pin Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual
Inline Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets.
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The following figure illustrates the location of the sockets:
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Channel
Sockets
Channel A
DIMM_A1
Channel B
DIMM_B1
1.7.2 Memory configurations
You may install 64MB,128 MB, 256 MB, 512 MB, and 1 GB DDR DIMMs into
the DIMM sockets using the memory configuration in this section.
• In dual-channel configurations, install only identical (the same type
and size) DDR DIMM pairs for each channel.
• Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatability, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules
from the same vendor.
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1.7.3 DDR Qualified Vendors List
The following table lists the memory modules that have been tested and
qualified for use with this motherboard. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.
com) for the latest DDR DIMM modules for this motherboard.
DDR 400 Qualified Vendors List
Size
Vendor
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
256MB
256MB
1G
1G
256MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
Kingston
Kingston
Kingston
Kingston
Kingston
Kingston
Kingston
Kingston
Kingston
Kingston
Kingston
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
HY
HY
HY
Corsair
Corsair
Corsair
Corsair
Micron
Micron
Samsung
Samsung
Elpida
Elpida
Apacer
Apacer
Apacer
Transcend
Transcend
Transcend
Transcend
Transcend
Kingmax
Kingmax
Vdata
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KVR400X64C3A/1G KVR400X64C3A/1G
HYS64D32300HU-5-C HYS64D64320HU-5-C HYS64D64300HU-5-B
HYMD232646D8J-D43
DDR400-256
HYMD264646D8J-D43 VS256MB400 XMS3202v3.1
XMS3205v1.2 VS512MB400
MT8VDDT3264AG-40BGB MT16VDDT6464AG-40BCB M368L3223FTN-CCC M368L6423FTN-CCC
U24256ADEPG6H20 U24512ADEPG6H20 77.10636.46G 77.10636.56G
77.10736.11G
DDR400-256
DDR400-256
103004-0720 DDR400-512
DDR400-512
MPXB62D-38KT3R MPXC22D-38KT3R MDYVD6F4G2880B1E0H Side(s): SS - Single-Sided
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Brand
Side(s) Component
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B
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Kingston
Hynix
Hynix
Promos
Hynix
Kingston
PSC
Kingston
Infineon
Hynix
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
Value select
Infineon
Winbond
Value select
Micron
Micron
Samsung
Samsung
Elpida
Elpida
Samsung
Mosel
Infineon
Samsung
Mosel
PSC
Mosel
Samsung
Kingmax
Kingmax
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KDL388P4LA-50
KDL388P4EA-50
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DS - Double-Sided
DIMM Support:
A - supports one module as a single-channel memory configuration.
B - supports one pair of modules inserted into two slots as one pair of
dual‑channel memory configuration.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the latest DDR 400 Qualified
Vendors List.
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1.7.4 Installing a DIMM
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs
or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage
to both the motherboard and the components.
1.
Unlock a DIMM socket by
pressing the retaining clips
outward.
2.
Align a DIMM on the socket
such that the notch on the
DIMM matches the break on the
socket.
2
DDR DIMM notch
1
1
Unlocked retaining clip
A DDR DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction.
DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM
is properly seated.
Locked Retaining Clip
1.7.5 Removing a DIMM
2
Follow these steps to remove a DIMM.
1.
Simultaneously press the
retaining clips outward to unlock
the DIMM.
1
1
DDR DIMM notch
Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining
clips. The DIMM might get damaged when it flips out with extra force.
2.
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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1.8
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following
sub‑sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing
expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and
damage motherboard components.
1.8.1 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.
1.8.2 Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software
settings.
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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. Refer to the tables on the next page.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
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1.8.3 Interrupt assignments
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
Priority
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1
2
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4
5
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10
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12
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14
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4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Standard Function
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Re-direct to IRQ#9
Communications Port (COM2)*
Communications Port (COM1)*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
Floppy Disk Controller
Printer Port (LPT1)*
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port*
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
A
PCI slot 1
PCI slot 2
PCI slot 3
Onboard USB controller 1
Onboard USB controller 2
Onboard USB controller 3
Onboard USB controller 4
Onboard USB 2.0 controller
Onboard LAN
Onboard audio
Onboard VGA
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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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1.8.4 PCI slots
The PCI slots support cards such as
a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and
other cards that comply with PCI
specifications. The figure shows a
LAN card installed on a PCI slot.
1.8.5 AGP slot
The Accelerated Graphics Port(AGP) slot that supports AGP8X/4X cards.
when you buy an AGP card, make sure that you ask for one with +1.5V
specification. Note the notches on the card golden fingers to ensure that
they fit he AGP slot on your mother board.
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Install only 1.5V or 0.8V AGP cards on this motherboard! This
motherboard does not support 3.3V AGP cards.
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Keyed for 1.5v
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1.9
Jumpers
1. 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.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1.Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2.Remove the onboard battery.
3.Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep
the cap on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap
back to pins 1-2.
4.Re-install the battery.
5.Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6.Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
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Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC
jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot failure!
CLRTC
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1 2
Normal
(Default)
2 3
Clear CMOS
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You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to
overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R.
(CPU Parameter Recall) feature. Shut down and reboot the system so
the BIOS can automatically reset parameter settings to default values.
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2. Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up
feature. Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) to wake up the computer
when you press a key on the keyboard (the default is the Space Bar).
This feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply at least 1A
on the +5VSB lead, and a corresponding setting in the BIOS.
KBPWR
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1 2
+5V
(Default)
2 3
+5VSB
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1.10 Connectors
1.10.1Rear panel connectors
1
2
3
4
5
6
11
10
9
8
7
1.
PS/2 mouse port (green). This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
2.
Parallel port. This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner, or
other devices.
3.
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
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
Status
Description Status
Description
OFF
No link
OFF
10 Mbps connection
GREEN
Linked
ORANGE
100 Mbps connection
BLINKING
Data activity
GREEN
1 Gbps connection
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
LAN port
4.
Line In port (light blue). This port connects a tape, CD, DVD player, or
other audio sources. In 6-channel configuration, the function of this
port becomes Bass/center.
5.
Line Out port (lime). This port connects a headphone or a speaker.
In 4-channel and 6-channel configuration, the function of this port
becomes Front Speaker Out.
6.
Microphone port (pink). This port connects a microphone. In a
6‑channel configuration, the function of this port becomes Rear
Speaker Out.
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Refer to the audio configuration table for the function of the audio ports
in 2, 4, or 6-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, or 6-channel configuration
Port
Headset
2-channel
Light Blue
4-channel
6-channel
Line In
Line In
Bass/Center
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
7.
USB 2.0 ports 3 and 4. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB)
ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
8.
USB 2.0 ports 1 and 2. These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus (USB)
ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
9.
VGA port. This 15-pin VGA port connects to a VGA monitor.
10. Serial connector. This 9-pin COM1 port is for serial devices.
11. PS/2 keyboard port (purple). This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
1.10.2Internal connectors
1. Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable.
Insert one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other
end to the signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
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Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection
when using an FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
FLOPPY
R
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
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2. IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE, SEC_IDE)
These connectors are for Ultra DMA 100/66/33 signal cables.
There are three interfaces on each Ultra DMA 100/66/33 signal
cables: blue, black, and gray. Connect the blue interface into the
motherboad’s IDE connector, then select the following modes to
configure your hard disk drive(s).
Single device
Drive Jumper Setting
Two devices
Mode of Devices
Cable-select or Master
-
Cable-select
Master
Black
Slave Gray
Black
Master Master Cable Connector
Slave
Black or gray
Slave
• Pin 20 on the IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole
on the Ultra DMA cable connector. This prevents incorrect insertion
when you connect the IDE cable.
• Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 100/66/33 IDE
devices.
PRI_IDE
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If any device jumper is set to “Cable-select”, make sure all other device
jumpers have the same setting.
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SEC_IDE
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3. Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2)
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These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA
hard disk drives.
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SATA 2
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
SATA1
R
Install the Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows® XP Service
Pack1 or later before using Serial ATA.
4. CPU and Chassis fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350mA~740mA (8.88W
max.) or a total of 1A~2.22A (26.64W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan
cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors.
Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on the
fan connectors.
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CPU_FAN
GND
CPU FAN PWR
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWM
R
CHA_FAN
GND
+12V
Rotation
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5. Speaker out connector (4-pin SPEAKER)
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This connector is for the case-mounted speaker and allows you to
hear system beeps and warnings.
SPEAKER
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+5V
GND
GND
Speak Out
1
R
6. Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin FP_AUDIO)
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HP_HD
AGND
PRESENSE#
MIC2_JD
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This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module
that supports legacy AC ‘97 audio standard. Connect one end of the
front panel audio I/O module cable to this connector.
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MIC2_L
MIC2_R
HP_R
Jack_Sense
HP_L
FP_AUDIO
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7. ATX power connectors (20-pin ATXPWR, 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.
• Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12 V power plug;
otherwise, the system will not boot up.
• Use a PSU with a minimum power rating of 300 W on this
motherboard. Use of a PSU with a higher power output
is recommended when configuring a system with more
power‑consuming devices. The system may become unstable or may
not boot up if the power is inadequate.
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ATX12V
+12VDC
GND
R
+12VDC
GND
ATXPWR
+12.0Volts
+5V Standby
Power Good
Ground
+5.0 Volts
Ground
+5.0 Volts
Ground
+3.3 Volts
+3.3 Volts
+5.0 Volts
+5.0 Volts
-5.0 Volts
Ground
Ground
Ground
Power Supply On
Ground
-12.0Volts
+3.3Volts
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8. USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78)
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
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These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the optional USB/GAME module cable to any of these connectors, then install the
module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. These
USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to
480 Mbps connection speed.
1
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
USB78
USB+5V
USB_P6USB_P6+
GND
NC
R
USB56
1
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
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Never connect a 1394 cable to the USB connectors. Doing so will
damage the motherboard!
The USB/GAME module is purchased separately.
9. Internal audio connectors (4-pin CD)
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CD
(black)
Left Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Right Audio Channel
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This connector allows you to receive stereo audio input from sound
sources such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, MPEG card or modem.
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10. System panel connector (10-1 pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
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PLED+
PLEDPWR
GND
PLED PWRSW
F_PANEL
IDELED+
IDELEDGround
Reset
R
HD LED RESET
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The sytem panel connector is color-coded for easy connection. Refer to
the connector description below for details.
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•
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 (2-pin HDLED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD
Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes
when data is read from or written to the HDD.
•
Power/Soft-off button (2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power
button turns the system ON or puts the system in SLEEP or SOFT-OFF
mode depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for
more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
•
Reset button (2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for
system reboot without turning off the system power.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter tells how to change
the system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions
of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
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2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
ASUS AFUDOS (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable floppy
disk.)
2.
ASUS EZ Flash (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk during POST.)
3.
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy
disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or gets
corrupted.)
4.
ASUS Update (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy
disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original
motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.
2.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk
1.
2-
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click Start from the Windows® desktop, then select My Computer.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click File from the menu, then select Format. A Format 3 1/2
Floppy Disk window appears.
e. Select Create an MS-DOS startup disk from the format options
field, then click Start.
Windows® 2000 environment
To create a set of boot disks for Windows® 2000:
a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. Insert the Windows® 2000 CD to the optical drive.
c. Click Start, then select Run.
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d. From the Open field, type
D:\bootdisk\makeboot a:
assuming that D: is your optical drive.
e. Press <Enter>, then follow screen instructions to continue.
2.
Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable
floppy disk.
2.1.2 ASUS EZ Flash utility
The ASUS EZ Flash feature allows you to update the BIOS without having
to go through the long process of booting from a floppy disk and using
a DOS‑based utility. The EZ Flash utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is
accessible by pressing <Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self-Test (POST).
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard and rename the same to P5PEVM.ROM.
2.
Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk, then restart the system.
3.
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.
EZFlash starting BIOS update
Checking for floppy...
4.
Insert the floppy disk that contains the BIOS file to the floppy disk
drive. When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash performs the BIOS
update process and automatically reboots the system when done.
EZFlash starting BIOS update
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “P5PEVM.ROM”. Completed.
Start erasing.......|
Start programming...|
Flashed successfully. Rebooting.
• Do not shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent system boot failure!
• A “Floppy not found!” error message appears if there is no floppy
disk in the drive.
• A “P5PEVM.ROM not found!” error message appears if the correct
BIOS file is not found in the floppy disk. Make sure that you rename
the BIOS file to P5PEVM.ROM.
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2.1.3 AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment
using a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also
allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when
the BIOS fails or gets corrupted during the updating process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
• Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at
least 600 KB free space to save the file.
• The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS
screen displays may not be exactly the same as shown.
1.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
2.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /o[filename]
where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than
eight alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three
alphanumeric characters for the extension name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.ROM
Main filename
3.
Extension name
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy
disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS
file.
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Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact
BIOS filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable
floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /iP5PEVM.ROM
4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iP5PEVM.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS
to prevent system boot failure!
5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is
completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
A:\>afudos /iP5PEVN.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Verifying flash .. done
A:\>
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2.1.4 ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update
the motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility
allows you to:
•
Save the current BIOS file
•
Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
•
Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
•
Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
•
View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network
or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The Drivers menu appears.
2.
Click the Utilities tab, then click Install ASUS Update VX.XX.XX. See
page 3-4 for the Utilities screen menu.
3.
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this
utility.
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Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking
Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The ASUS
Update main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from
the Internet option from the
drop‑down menu, then click
Next.
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Select the ASUS FTP site
nearest you to avoid network
traffic, or click Auto Select.
Click Next.
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4.
From the FTP site, select the
BIOS version that you wish to
download. Click Next.
5.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself
through the Internet. Always
update the utility to avail all
its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
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1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by
clicking Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate. The
ASUS Update main window appears.
2.
Select Update BIOS from a file
option from the drop‑down menu,
then click Next.
3.
Locate the BIOS file from the
Open window, then click Open.
4.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
2.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can
update using the provided utility described in section “2.1 Managing and
updating your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to“Run Setup.” This section
explains how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change
the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can
enable the security password feature or change the power management
settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS Setup
program so that the computer can recognize these changes and record
them in the CMOS RAM of the LPC chip.
The firmware chip on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you
start up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to
run this program. Press <Del> during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to
enter the Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, reboot the system by doing any of
the following procedures:
• Restart using the OS standard shut-down procedure.
• Press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Del> simultaneously.
• Press the reset button on the system chassis.
• Press the power button to turn the system off then back on.
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 Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being
a menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus and
make your selections from the available options using the navigation keys.
• The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most
conditions to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes
unstable after changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings
to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the Load Setup
Defaults item under the Exit Menu. See section “2.7 Exit Menu.”
• The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference purposes
only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
• Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for this motherboard.
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2.2.1 BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Menu bar
Configuration fields
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
[11:51:19]
[Mon 05/15/2006]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
Detected
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
General help
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Information
Sub-menu items
Navigation keys
2.2.2 Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
2.2.3 Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for
that particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu
and change the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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2.2.4 Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that menu.
For example, selecting Main shows the
Main menu items.
The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot,
and Exit) on the menu bar have their
respective menu items.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Legacy Diskette B
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
[11:10:19]
[Thu 03/27/2003]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[Disabled]
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
System Information
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Main menu items
2.2.5 Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the
iteam has a sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press
<Enter>.
2.2.6 Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is userconfigurable, you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You
cannot select an item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when
selected. To change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to
display a list of options. Refer to “2.2.7 Pop-up window.”
2.2.7 Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with
the configuration options for that item.
2.2.8 Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side of
a menu screen when there are items that
do not fit on the screen. Press the
Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up>
/<Page Down> keys to display the other
items on the screen.
2.2.9 General help
At the top right corner of the menu
screen is a brief description of the
selected item.
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Advanced Chipset settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
Memory Acceleration Mode
DRAM Idle Timer
DRAm Refresh Rate
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Graphic Adapter Priority
Graphics Aperture Size
Spread Spectrum
[AGP/PCI]
[ 64 MB]
[Enabled]
ICH Delayed Transaction
[Enabled]
MPS Revision
[1.4]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Pop-up window
Scroll bar
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2.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears,
giving you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “2.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu
screen items and how to navigate through them.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
[11:51:19]
[Mon 05/15/2006]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
:[Not
Detected
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Detected]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Information
2.3.1 System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
2.3.2 System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
2.3.3 Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.] [2.88M, 3.5 in.]
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2.3.4 Primary, Secondary Master/Slave, Third and Fourth IDE Master
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE
devices. There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device
item then press <Enter> to display the IDE device information.
Primary IDE Master
Device
: Not Detected
Type
[Auto]
LBA/Large Mode
[Auto]
Block(Multi-sector Transfer) M
[Auto]
PIO Mode
[Auto]
DMA Mode
[Auto]
Smart Monitoring
[Auto]
32Bit Data Transfer
[Disabled]
The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items
(Device, Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra
DMA, and SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable.
These items show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to Auto allows automatic selection
of the appropriate IDE device type. Select CDROM if you are specifically
configuring a CD-ROM drive. Select ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device)
if your device is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive. Configuration options:
[Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to Auto enables the LBA mode
if the device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously
formatted with LBA mode disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) M [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to Auto, the
data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if
the device supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled],
the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
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PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0]
[SWDMA1] [SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0]
[UDMA1] [UDMA2] [UDMA3] [UDMA4] [UDMA5]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Disabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.3.5 IDE Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to set or change the configurations for
the IDE devices installed in the system. Select an item then press <Enter>
if you wish to configure the item.
IDE Configuration
Onboard IDE Operate Mode [Enhanced Mode]
Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA]
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec) [35]
Onboard IDE Operate Mode [Enhanced Mode]
Allows selection of the IDE operation mode depending on the operating
system (OS) that you installed. Set to Enhanced Mode if you are using
native OS, such as Windows® 2000/XP/2003 Server. Configuration options: [Compatible Mode] [Enhanced Mode]
Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA]
The default setting S-ATA allows you to use native OS on Serial ATA
and Parallel ATA ports. We recommend that you do not change the
default setting for better OS compatibility. In this setting, you may
use legacy OS on the Parallel ATA ports only if you did not install any
Serial ATA device.
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The P-ATA+S-ATA and P-ATA options are for advanced users only. If
you set to any of these options and encounter problems, revert to the
default setting S-ATA. Configuration options: [P-ATA+S-ATA] [S‑ATA]
[P-ATA]
The IDE Port Settings item appears only when the Onboard IDE Operate
Mode item is set to Compatible Mode.
IDE Port Settings [Primary P-ATA+S-ATA]
Allows you to select the IDE port to be used.
Configuration options: [Primary P-ATA+S-ATA] [Secondary P-ATA+S-ATA]
[P-ATA Ports Only]
IDE Detect Time Out [35]
Selects the time out value for detecting ATA/ATAPI devices.
Configuration options: [0] [5] [10] [15] [20] [25] [30] [35]
2.3.6 System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The
BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu.
AMIBIOS
Version
: 0009
Build Date : 04/21/06
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz
: 2666MHz
: 1
System Memory
Installed Size: 256MB
Usable Size: 256MB
AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information
Processor
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory
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Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU
and other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCIPnP
USB Configuration
2.4.1 CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
Configure advanced CPU settings
Manufacturer: Intel
Brand String: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.66GHz
Frequency
: 2666MHz
FSB Speed
: 533MHz
Cache L1
: 16 KB
Cache L2
: 1024 KB
Cache L3
: 0 KB
Max CPUID Value Limit: [Disabled]
Execute Disable Function [Disabled]
Enhanced C1 Control [Auto]
Hardware Prefetcher [Enabled]
Ajacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled]
CPU Internal Thermal Control [Auto]
Unlock locked CPU
and let it run at
lower multiplier
setting.
Hyper Threading Technology [Enabled]
Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm) Tech. [Disabled]
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Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
Enable this item to boot legacy operating systems that cannot support
CPUs with extended CPUID functions. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Execute Disable Function [Disabled]
Allows you to Enable/disable Execute Disable Function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Enhanced C1 Control [Auto]
When set to [Auto], the BIOS will automatically check the CPU’s capability
to enable the C1E support. In C1E mode, the CPU power consumption is
lower when idle. Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
Hardware Prefetcher[Enabled]
Allows you to enable/disable the Hardware Prefetcher feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Ajacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled]
Allows you to enable/disable the Ajacent Cache Line Prefetch function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
CPU Internal Thermal Control [Auto]
Disables or sets the CPU internal thermal control. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Hyper-Threading Technology [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the processor Hyper-Threading Technology.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following item appears only when you installed an Intel® Pentium® 4
CPU that supports the Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST).
Intel(R) SpeedStep Technology [Disabled]
Allows you to use the Enhanced Intel® SpeedStep® Technology. When set
to [Automatic], you can adjust the system power settings in the operating
system to use the EIST feature. Set this item to [Disabled] if you do not
want to use the EIST. Configuration options: [Automatic] [Disabled]
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2.4.2 Chipset
The Chipset menu allows you to change the advanced chipset settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Advanced Chipset Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause the system to malfunction.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
Performance Acceleration Mode [Auto]
DRAM Idle Timer [Auto]
DRAM Refresh Rate [Auto]
Graphic Adapter Priority [AGP/Int-VGA]
Graphics Aperture Size [64MB]
MPS Revision [1.4]
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD [Enabled]
When this item is enabled, the DRAM timing parameters are set according
to the DRAM SPD (Serial Presence Detect). When disabled, you can
manually set the DRAM timing parameters through the DRAM sub-items.
The following sub-items appear when this item is Disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
DRAM CAS# Latency [2.5 Clocks]
Controls the latency between the SDRAM read command and the time
the data actually becomes available. Configuration options: [2.0 Clocks] [2.5 Clocks] [3.0 Clocks]
DRAM RAS# Precharge [4 Clocks]
Controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to the DDR
SDRAM. Configuration options: [4 Clocks] [3 Clocks] [2 Clocks]
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [4 Clocks]
Controls the latency between the DDR SDRAM active command and
the read/write command. Configuration options: [4 Clocks] [3 Clocks]
[2 Clocks]
DRAM Precharge Delay [8 Clocks]
Sets the RAS Activate timing to Precharge timing. Configuration options: [8 Clock] [7 Clocks] [6 Clocks] [5 Clocks]
DRAM Burst Length [8 Clocks]
Sets the DRAM Write Recover Time. Configuration options: [4 Clocks] [8 Clocks]
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Performance Acceleration Mode [Auto]
Enables or sets the performance acceleration mode. When Enabled, the
CPU to memory latency is minimized to boost performance. Configuration
options: [Enabled] [Auto]
Setting to Enabled may cause the system to become unstable! If this
happens, revert to the default setting [Auto].
DRAM Idle Timer [Auto]
Sets the DRAM idle timer. Configuration options: [Infinite] [0T] [8T] [16T]
[64T] [Auto]
DRAM Refresh Rate [Auto]
Sets the DRAM refresh rate. Configuration options: [Auto] [15.6 uSec] [7.8
uSec] [64 uSec] [64T]
Graphics Adapter Priority [AGP/Int-VGA]
Allows you to select the graphics adapter to use as primary boot device.
Configuration options: [Internal VGA] [AGP/Int-VGA][AGP/PCI] [PCI/AGP]
[PCI/Int-VGA]
Graphics Aperture Size [ 64MB]
Allows you to set the size of mapped memory for the AGP graphic data.
Configuration options: [16MB] [32MB] [64MB] [128MB] [256MB]
MPS Revision [1.4]
Sets the MPS revision version. Configuration options: [1.1] [1.4]
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2.4.3 Onboard Devices Configuration
Onboard AC’97 Audio [Auto]
Onboard LAN [Enabled]
Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Parallel Port Mode [ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Onboard AC’97 Audio [Auto]
When set to Auto, the BIOS detects whether you are using any audio
device. If an audio device is detected, the onboard audio controller
is enable; if no audio device is detected, the controller is disabled.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
OnBoard LAN [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the boot ROM in the onboard LAN
controller. This item appears only when the Onboard LAN item is set
to Enabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address. Configuration options:
[Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4][2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4] [2E8/IRQ3]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278] [3BC]
Parallel Port Mode [ECP]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode. Configuration options: [Normal] [Bi-directional] [EPP] [ECP]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Appears only when the Parallel Port Mode is set to [ECP]. This item
allows you to set the Parallel Port ECP DMA. Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
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2.4.4 PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for
PCI/PnP devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources
for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block
for legacy ISA devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S [No]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
IRQ-3 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-4 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-5 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-7 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-9 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-10 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-11 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-14 assigned to [PCI
IRQ-15 assigned to [PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Plug and Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set
to [Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating
system configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device
latency timer register. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160]
[192] [224] [248]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card
requests for an IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the
PCI VGA card even if requested. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the pallete snooping feature informs the PCI
devices that an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the
latter can function correctly. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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IRQ-xx assigned to [PCI Device]
When set to [PCI Device], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP
devices. When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA
devices. Configuration options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]
2.4.5 USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
USB Configuration
Module Version - 2.23.2-5.3
USB Devices Enabled:
None
USB Function [Enabled]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the
auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows
None.
USB Function [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for USB devices on legacy
operating systems (OS). Setting to Auto allows the system to detect the
presence of USB devices at startup. If detected, the USB controller legacy
mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is
disabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [HiSpeed]
Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or
Full Speed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [HiSpeed] [Full Speed]
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USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
USB Mass Storage Reset Delay [20 Sec]
No USB Mass Storage device detected
USB Mass Storage Reset Delay [20 Sec]
Allows you to select the number of seconds POST waits for the USB
mass storage device after the start unit command. The message “No
USB mass storage device detected” appears if none is installed in the
system. Configuration options: [10 Sec ] [20 Sec] [30 Sec] [40 Sec]
Emulation Type [N/A]
When set to Auto, USB devices less than 530MB will be emulated
as floppy drive, and the remaining drives as hard drives. Forced FDD
option can be used to force an HDD formatted drive to boot as FDD
(for example, ZIP drive).
The Emulation Type items appear only when there are installed USB
devices.
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2.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Power Management (APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display
the configuration options.
Suspend Mode [Auto]
ACPI 2.0 Support [No]
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
2.5.1 Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) state to be used for system suspend. Configuration options: [S1 Only] [Auto]
2.5.2 ACPI 2.0 Support [No]
Allows you to add more tables for Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) 2.0 specifications. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
2.5.3 ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) support in the Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
(ASIC). When set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the
RSDT pointer list. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.5.4 APM Configuration
APM Configuration
Power Button Mode [On/Off]
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Resume On LAN [Enabled]
Power On By External Modems [Enabled]
Power On By PCI Devices [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Ctrl-Esc]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Enabled]
Power Button Mode [On/Off]
When the power button is pressed, the system goes into On/Off or
Suspend. Configuration options: [On/Off] [Suspend]
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]
When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power
loss. When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power loss.
When set to Last State, the system goes into either off or on state,
whatever the system state was before the AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On] [Last State]
Power On By RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this
item is set to Enabled, the items RTC Alarm Date, RTC Alarm Hour, RTC
Alarm Minute, and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Resume On LAN [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable LAN GPI to generate a wake event.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By External Modems [Enabled]
This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the
computer when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in
Soft-off mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and
applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the
first try. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the
computer is off causes an initialization string that turns the system
power on.
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Power On By PCI Devices [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system
through a PCI LAN or modem card. This feature requires an ATX power
supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard [Ctrl-Esc]
Allows you to use specific keys on the keyboard to turn on the system.
This feature requires an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on
the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Space Bar] [Ctrl-Esc]
[Power Key]
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Enabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse
to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that
provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.5.6 Hardware Monitor
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature [48ºC/118ºF]
MB Temperature [38ºC/100ºF]
CPU Fan Speed [2463 RPM]
Chassis Fan Speed [N/A]
VCORE Voltage [ 1.320V]
3.3V Voltage [ 3.345V]
5V Voltage [ 5.094V]
12V Voltage [11.880V]
CPU Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
motherboard and CPU temperatures. Select Disabled if you do not wish to
display the detected temperatures.
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CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A.
Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
chassis fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected
to the chassis, the specific field shows N/A.
VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output
through the onboard voltage regulators.
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2.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
APM Configuration
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub-screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
2.6.1 Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device [1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
2nd Boot Device [PM-ST330620A]
3rd Boot Device [PS-ASUS CD-S360]
1st ~ xxth Boot Device [1st Floppy Drive]
Select Screen
Select Item
to available
Sub-screen
These items specify the boot device priority sequenceEnter
fromGothe
F1
General Help
devices. The number of device items that appears on F10
the screen
depends
Save and
Exit
ESC
Exit
on the number of devices installed in the system.
Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled]
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2.6.2 Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
AddOn ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST)
while booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set
to [Disabled], BIOS performs all the POST items.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo™ feature.
Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
PS/2 Mouse Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for PS/2 mouse.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when
error occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run
Setup” during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap
Interrupt 19. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.6.3 Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change Supervisor Password
Select Screen
Select Item
+Change Option
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
password.
The Supervisor
ESC Exit
Select this item to set or change the supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After
you set a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six
letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you successfully set your
password.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a
user password.
To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password
then press <Enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear clear it by erasing
the CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “1.9 Jumpers” for
information on how to erase the RTC RAM.
After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow
you to change other security settings.
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Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level [Full Access]
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check [Setup]
User Access Level [Full Access]
Select Screen
Select Item
+Change Option
F1
General Help
F10 Save and Exit
to
Setup items.
ESCthe
Exit
This item allows you to select the access restriction
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
No Access prevents user access to the Setup utility.
View Only allows access but does not allow change to any field.
Limited allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and Time.
Full Access allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup
utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password
item on top of the screen shows the default Not Installed. After you set a
password, this item shows Installed.
To set a User Password:
1.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at
least six letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the
Setup utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both
when accessing Setup and booting the system. Configuration options:
[Setup] [Always]
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2.7
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values
for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Select Screen
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select
Select one
Itemof the
Enter
Sub-screen
options from this menu or <F10> from the legend
barGo
to to
exit.
F1
General Help
F10
ESC
Save and Exit
Exit
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the
Exit menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM.
An onboard backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even
when the PC is turned off. When you select this option, a confirmation
window appears. Select OK to save changes and exit.
If you attempt to exit the Setup program without saving your changes,
the program prompts you with a message asking if you want to save
your changes before exiting. Press <Enter> to save the changes while
exiting.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you
made to the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than
System Date, System Time, and Password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation
before exiting.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears.
Select OK to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the
parameters on the Setup menus. When you select this option or if you
press <F5>, a confirmation window appears. Select OK to load default
values. Select Exit & Save Changes or make other changes before saving
the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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This chapter describes the contents
of the support CD that comes with
the motherboard package.
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3.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® 98SE/2000/XP/2003 Server
operating systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and
corresponding updates to maximize the features of your hardware.
• Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for reference only. Refer to
your OS documentation for detailed information.
• Make sure that you install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the
Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later versions before installing the
drivers for better compatibility and system stability.
3.2
Support CD information
The support CD that came with the motherboard package contains the
drivers, software applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all
motherboard features.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time
without notice. Visit the ASUS website(www.asus.com) for updates.
3.2.1 Running the support CD
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the
Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
Click an icon to
display support
CD/motherboard
information
Click an item to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of the
support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Doubleclick the ASSETUP.EXE to run the CD.
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3.2.2 Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
INTEL Chipset Driver
Installs the Intel® Chipset driver.
INTEL Onboard VGA Driver
Installs the Intel® Onboard VGA driver.
SoundMAX Audio Driver and Application
Installs the SoundMax Audio driver and application.
Marvell Yukon Gigabit Ethernet Driver
Installs the Marvell® Yukon Gigabit Ethernet driver.
USB2.0 Driver
Installs the Universal Serial Bus (USB2.0) driver.
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3.2.3 Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the
motherboard supports.
ASUS PC Probe
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system
voltages, and alerts you of any detected problems. This utility helps you
keep your computer in healthy operating condition.
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in a
Windows® environment. This utility requires an Internet connection either
through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP). See page 2-8 for
details.
ADOBE Acrobat Reader V7.0
Installs the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader V7.0.
Microsoft DirectX9.0c
Installs the Microsoft® DirectX 9.0c driver.
Anti-Virus Utility
Installs the PC-cillin anti-virus program. View the online help for detailed
information.
ASUS Screen Saver
Installs the ASUS screen saver.
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3.2.4 ASUS Contact information
Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can also
find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
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