Motherboard
P5GL-MX
E2222
Second Edition
August 2005
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Contents
Notices ................................................................................................ vi
Safety information ............................................................................. vii
About this guide ............................................................................... viii
Typography ......................................................................................... ix
P5GL-MX specifications summary ........................................................ x
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
Welcome! .............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Package contents ................................................................. 1-2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.9
1.10
Special features .................................................................... 1-3
1.3.1
Product highlights ................................................... 1-3
1.3.2
Innovative ASUS features ....................................... 1-5
Before you proceed .............................................................. 1-6
Motherboard overview .......................................................... 1-7
1.5.1
Placement direction ................................................ 1-7
1.5.2
Screw holes ............................................................ 1-7
1.5.3
Motherboard layout ................................................ 1-8
Central Processing Unit (CPU) .............................................. 1-9
1.6.1
Installling the CPU ................................................... 1-9
1.6.2
Installling the CPU heatsink and fan ..................... 1-12
1.6.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan .................. 1-14
System memory ................................................................. 1-16
1.7.1
Overview ............................................................... 1-16
1.7.2
Memory Configurations ......................................... 1-16
1.7.3
Installing a DIMM ................................................... 1-19
1.7.4
Removing a DIMM ................................................. 1-19
Expansion slots ................................................................... 1-20
1.8.1
Installing an expansion card .................................. 1-20
1.8.2
Configuring an expansion card .............................. 1-20
1.8.3
Interrupt assignments .......................................... 1-21
1.8.4
PCI slots ................................................................ 1-22
1.8.5
PCI Express x16 slot ............................................. 1-22
Jumpers .............................................................................. 1-23
Connectors ......................................................................... 1-26
1.10.1 Rear panel connectors .......................................... 1-26
1.10.2 Internal connectors ............................................... 1-27
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Contents
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
2.5
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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 CrashFree BIOS 2 utility ................................ 2-6
2.1.5
ASUS Update utility ................................................ 2-8
BIOS setup program ........................................................... 2-11
2.2.3
Navigation keys .................................................... 2-12
2.2.1
BIOS menu screen ................................................. 2-12
2.2.2
Menu bar ............................................................... 2-12
2.2.4
Menu items ........................................................... 2-13
2.2.5
Sub-menu items ................................................... 2-13
2.2.6
Configuration fields .............................................. 2-13
2.2.7
Pop-up window ..................................................... 2-13
2.2.8
Scroll bar .............................................................. 2-13
2.2.9
General help .......................................................... 2-13
Main menu .......................................................................... 2-14
2.3.1
System Time ......................................................... 2-14
2.3.2
System Date ......................................................... 2-14
2.3.3
Legacy Diskette A ................................................ 2-14
2.3.4
Primary, Third and Fourth IDE Master/Slave ......... 2-15
2.3.5
IDE Configuration .................................................. 2-16
2.3.6
System Information .............................................. 2-18
Advanced menu .................................................................. 2-19
2.4.1
JumperFree Configuration .................................... 2-19
2.4.2
USB Configuration ................................................. 2-21
2.4.3
CPU Configuration ................................................. 2-22
2.4.4
Chipset ................................................................. 2-23
2.4.5
Onboard Devices Configuration ............................ 2-25
2.4.6
PCI PnP ................................................................. 2-26
Power menu ........................................................................ 2-27
2.5.1
Suspend Mode ...................................................... 2-27
2.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume ................................ 2-27
2.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support .................................................. 2-27
Contents
2.6
2.7
2.5.4
ACPI APIC Support ................................................ 2-27
2.5.5
APM Configuration ................................................ 2-28
2.5.6
Hardware Monitor ................................................. 2-30
Boot menu .......................................................................... 2-31
2.6.1
Boot Device Priority .............................................. 2-32
2.6.2
Hard Disk Drives ................................................... 2-32
2.6.3
Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 2-32
2.6.4
Security ................................................................ 2-34
Exit menu ........................................................................... 2-36
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
Appendix:
A.1
CPU features
®
Intel EM64T ........................................................................ A-2
Using the Intel® EM64T feature ............................................ A-2
A.2
A.3
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST) .................... A-2
A.2.1
System requirements ............................................. A-2
A.2.2
Using the EIST ........................................................ A-3
®
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology ...................................... A-4
Using the Hyper-Threading Technology ............................... A-4
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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.
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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.
D A N G E R / W A R N I N G : Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
C A U T I O N : Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
I M P O R T A N T : Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
N O T E : 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 /iP5GLMX.ROM
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P5GL-MX specifications summary
CPU
LGA775 socket for Intel® Pentium® 4/Celeron® processor
Compatible with the Intel® PCG 04A and 04B processors
Supports Intel® Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST)
Supports Intel® Enhanced Memory 64 Technology (EM64T)
Supports Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
Chipset
Intel® 915GL
Intel® ICH6
Front Side Bus
800/533 MHz
Memory
Dual-channel memory architecture
4 x 184-pin DIMM sockets support up to 4GB of
unbufferred non-ECC 400/333 MHz DDR DIMMs
Expansion slots
1 x PCI Express x16 slot (max 2GB/s, x4 mode)
3 x PCI slots
VGA
Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Storage
1 x Ultra DMA 100/66/33
4 x Serial ATA
Audio
ADI AD1986A SoundMAX 6-channel audio
Support Jack Sensing and Enumeration Technology
S/PDIF out interface
LAN
Realtek® RTL8100C 10/100 LAN controller
USB
Supports up to 8 USB 2.0 ports
Special features
ASUS C.P.R. (CPU Parameter Recall)
ASUS CPU Lock Free
ASUS EZ Flash
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2
ASUS MyLogo2™
BIOS features
4 MB Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, DMI2.0, SM BIOS 2.3,
WfM2.0
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
6-channel audio ports
(continued on the next page)
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Internal
connectors
1 x IDE connector
4 x SATA connector
1 x floppy disk drive connector
1 x CPU fan connector
1 x Chassis fan connector
1 x 24-pin ATX power connector
1 x 4-pin ATX 12 V power connector
2 x USB 2.0 connectors for 4 additional USB 2.0 ports
1 x Optical drive audio connector
1 x Front panel high-definition audio connector
1 x S/PDIF out connector
System panel connector
Hardware
monitoring
Super I/O integrated monitoring of CPU/chassis fan and
CPU/MB temperature
Power
Requirement
ATX power supply (with 24-pin and 4-pin 12 V plugs)
ATX 12 V 2.0 compliant
Form Factor
Micro-ATX form factor: 9.6 in x 9.6 in
Support CD
contents
Device drivers
ASUS PC Probe II
ASUS Live Update utility
Anti-virus utility (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!
T h a n k y o u f o r b u y i n g a n A S U S® P 5 G L - M X m o t h e r b o a r d !
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 P5GL-MX motherboard
Cables
1 x Serial ATA signal cables
1 x Serial ATA power cables
1 x Ultra DMA cables
1 x Floppy disk drive 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.
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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 or Intel® Celeron®
processor in the 775-land package. The motherboard supports the Intel®
Pentium® 4 processor with 800/533 MHz Front Side Bus (FSB). The
motherboard also supports the Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology and is
fully compatible with Intel® 04B and 04A processors. See page 1-9 for
details.
Intel® 915GL chipset
The Intel® 915GL graphics memory controller hub (GMCH) and the ICH6 I/O
controller hub provide the vital interfaces for the motherboard. The GMCH
features the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900, an integrated graphics
engine for enhanced 3D, 2D, and video capabilities. The GMCH provides the
interface for a processor in the 775-land package with 533/800 MHz front
side bus (FSB) and dual channel DDR at speeds of up to 400 MHz.
The Intel® ICH6 Southbridge represents the sixth generation I/O controller
hub that provides the interface for PCI Express and Serial ATA.
Intel® EM64T
The motherboard supports Intel® Pentium® 4 processors with the Intel®
EM64T (Extended Memory 64 Technology). The Intel® EM64T feature
allows your computer to run on 64-bit operating systems and access larger
amounts of system memory for faster and more efficient computing. See
the Appendix for details.
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST)
The Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology (EIST) intelligently manages
the CPU resources by automatically adjusting the CPU voltage and core
frequency depending on the CPU loading and system speed or power
requirement. See Appendix for details.
CPU Lock Free
This feature allows you to adjust the CPU multiplier to 14x. Setting the
appropriate BIOS setting automatically reduces the CPU multiplier value for
more flexibility when increasing external FSB. See page 2-22 for details.
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Dual-channel DDR memory support
Employing the Double Data Rate (DDR) memory technology, the
motherboard supports up to 4GB of system memory using DDR400/333
DIMMs. The ultra-fast 400MHz memory bus delivers the required bandwidth
for the latest 3D graphics, multimedia, and Internet applications. See page
1-16 for details.
PCI Express™ interface
(max 2GB/s transfer rate, x4 mode)
The motherboard fully supports PCI Express, the latest I/O interconnect
technology that speeds up the PCI bus. PCI Express features point-to-point
serial interconnections between devices and allows higher clockspeeds by
carrying data in packets. This high speed interface is software compatible with
existing PCI specifications. See page 1-22 for details.
Serial ATA technology
The motherboard supports the Serial ATA technology through the Serial ATA
interfaces and the Intel® ICH6. 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.
10/100 Mbps LAN support
Easy connectivity to your network or broadband connection with the
onboard LAN port. Allows you to play online games without buying
expensive additional LAN cards. See pages 1-26.
6-channel audio
The motherboard comes with the ADI AD1986A audio CODEC that provides
6-channel audio, audio jack-sensing and enumeration technology, and
S/PDIF out support. See page 1-26 for details.
S/PDIF digital sound ready
The motherboard supports the S/PDIF Out function through the midboard
S/PDIF interface. The S/PDIF technology turns your computer into a high-end
entertainment system with digital connectivity to powerful audio and speaker
systems. See pages 1-33 for details.
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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 pages 1-24, 1-27, 1-30 and 2-21
for details.
Temperature, fan, and voltage monitoring
The CPU temperature is monitored by the Winbond Super I/O to prevent
overheating and damage. The system fan rotation per minute (RPM) is
monitored for timely -ure detection. The Winbond Super I/O monitors the
voltage levels to ensure stable supply of current for critical components.
1.3.2
Innovative ASUS features
CrashFree BIOS 2
This feature allows you to restore the original BIOS data from the support CD
in case when the BIOS codes and data are corrupted. This protection
eliminates the need to buy a replacement ROM chip. See details on page 2-6.
ASUS Q-Fan technology
The ASUS Q-Fan technology smartly adjusts the CPU fan speed according
to the system loading to ensure quiet, cool, and efficient operation. See
page 2-30 for details.
ASUS MyLogo2™
This feature present in the motherboard allows you to personalize and add
style to your system with customizable boot logos. See page 2-33.
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.
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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
p o w e r c o r d i s d e t a c h e d f r o m t h e p o w e r s u p p l y . -ure to
do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals,
and/or components.
Onboard LED
®
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED that lights up to
indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode.
This is a reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug
the power cable before removing or plugging in any motherboard
component. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard
LED.
SB_PWR
P5GL-MX
P5GL-MX Onboard LED
1-6
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
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1.5
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. -ure 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 eigth (8) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the
motherboard to the chassis.
Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
®
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
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Motherboard layout
PS/2KBMS KBPWR1
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
CHA_FAN1
ATX12V1
CPU_FAN1
Super
I/O
1.5.3
COM1
FLOPPY1
PRI_IDE1
EATXPWR1
®
Intel
915GL
MCH
Top:Rear Speaker Out
Center:
Side Speaker Out
Below:
Center/Subwoofer
DDR DIMM_B1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
USBPW34
USBPW12
®
LAN_USB34
DDR DIMM_B2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
F_USB12
DDR DIMM_A1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
VGA1
DDR DIMM_A2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
PARALLEL PORT
LGA775
PCIEX16(x4 mode)
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
PCI1
RTL8100C
PCI2
Intel
ICH6
SATA4
SATA3
SATA2
P5GL-MX
SATA1
SB_PWR1
AAFP1
1-8
CLRTC1
PCI3
AD1986A
CD1
USBPW78
USB56 USBPW56
USB78
4Mb
BIOS
PANEL
SPDIF_OUT1
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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.
1.6.1
•
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.
Installling the CPU
To install a CPU:
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
®
1.
P5GL-MX
P5GL-MX 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.
PnP Cap
Retention tab
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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6.
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!
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1.6.2
Installling 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.
•
Install the motherboard to the chassis before you install the CPU fan
and heatsink assembly
•
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 a Thermal Interface Material is properly applied to the CPU heatsink
or CPU before you install the heatsink and fan 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.
Fastener
Motherboard hole
Make sure each fastener is oriented as shown, with the narrow groove
directed outward.
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2.
3.
Push down two fasteners at a
time in a diagonal sequence to
secure the heatsink and fan
assembly in place.
A
B
B
A
B
A
A
B
When the fan and heatsink assembly is in place, connect the CPU fan
cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN.
GND
CPU FAN PWR
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWM
®
CPU_FAN
P5GL-MX
P5GL-MX CPU fan connector
Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring
errors can occur if you - 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
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B
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A
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4.
Remove the heatsink and fan
assembly from the
motherboard.
5.
Rotate each fastener
clockwise to reset the
orientation.
When reset, each fastener
should be oriented as
shown, with the narrow
groove directed outward.
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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.
DIMM_B2
DIMM_B1
DIMM_A2
®
DIMM_A1
The following figure illustrates the location of the sockets:
P5GL-MX
P5GL-MX 184-pin DDR DIMM sockets
1.7.2
Memory Configurations
You may install 256 MB, 512 MB and 1 GB unbuffered non-ECC DDR DIMMs
into the DIMM sockets using the memory configurations in this section.
1-16
•
Installing DDR DIMMs other than the recommended configurations
may cause memory sizing error or system boot -ure. Use any of the
recommended configurations in Table 1.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, it is recommended that you obtain memory modules
from the same vendor. See Table 2 for qualified DDR DIMMs.
•
Due to chipset limitation, DIMM modules with 128 Mb memory chips
or double-sided x16 memory chips are not supported in this
motherboard.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
Recommended memory configurations
For dual-channel configuration, the total size of memory module(s)
installed per channel must be the same to ensure optimum
performance. (DDR_A1 + DDR_A2 = DDR_B1 + DDR_B2)
Table 1
Channel
Sockets
Channel A
DDR_A1 and DDR_A2
Channel B
DDR_B1 and DDR_B2
Table 2
DDR400 Qualified Vendors List
Size
Vendor
256MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
Kingston
Kingston
Kingston
Kingston
Kingston
Kingston
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
HY
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HY
HY
Corsair
Corsair
Corsair
Corsair
Corsair
Corsair
Corsair
Corsair
Micron
Micron
Micron
Micron
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Winbond
Winbond
Winbond
Winbond
Elpida
Elpida
Transcend
Transcend
Transcend
Transcend
Transcend
Transcend
Transcend
Pmi
Model
KVR333X64C25/256
KVR333X64C25/256
KVR333X64C25/512
KVR400X64C3A/512
KVR400X64C3A/512
KVR400X64C3A/256
HYS64D32300HU-5-C
HYS64D64320HU-5-C
HYS64D32300GU-5-C
HYS64D64320HU-6-C
HYMD232646D8J-D43
HYMD264646D8J-D43
HYMD232646B8J-J
HYMD264646B8J-J
VS256MB400
XMS3202v3.1
XMS3205v1.2
VS512MB400
VS256MB333
XMS2702v3.1
XMS2702v1.2
VS512MB333
MT16VDDT6464AG-335GB
MT8VDDT3264AG-335GB
MT8VDDT3264AG-40BGB
MT16VDDT6464AG-40BCB
M368L3223FTN-CCC
M368L6423FTN-CCC
M368L3223FTN-CB3
M368L6423FTN-CB3
U24256ADWBG6H20
U24256AAWBG6H20
DDR333-512
U24512ADWBG6H20
U24256ADEPG6H20
U24512ADEPG6H20
DDR400-256
DDR400-256
102709-0001
DDR400-512
DDR400-512
111448-0214
DDR333-512
3208GATA07-04A7
Brand
Kingston
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
Kingston
Hynix
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
Value select
Infineon
Winbond
Value select
Samsung
Mosel
Winbond
Value select
Micron
Micron
Micron
Micron
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Samsung
Winbond
Winbond
Winbond
Winbond
Elpida
Elpida
Samsung
Mosel
PSC
Mosel
Samsung
PSC
Hynix
Pmi
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HY5DU56822BT-J
HY5DU56822BT-J
HY5DU56822BT-D43
D3208DH1T-5
HY5DU56822BT-D43
HYB25D256800CE-5C
HYB25D256800CE-5C
HYB25D256800CE-5C
HYB25D256800CE-6C
HY5DU56822DT-D43
HY5DU56822BT-D43
HY5DU56822BT-J
HY5DU56822BT-J
VS32M8-5 2B0409
HYB25D256807BT-5B
W942508CH-5
VS32M8-5 2B0402
K4H5608380-TCB3
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W942508CH-6
VS32M8-6 2B0412
MT46V32M8TG-6TG
MT46V32M8TG-6TG
MT46V32M8TG-5BG
MT46V32M8TG-5BC
K4H560838F-TCCC
K4H560838F-TCCC
K4H560838F-TCB3
K4H560838F-TCB3
W942508CH-5
W942508CH-6
W942508BH-6
W942508CH-5
DD2508AKTA-5C
DD2508AMTA
K4H560838F-TCCC
V58C2256804SAT5B
A2S56D3OATP
V58C2256804SAT5B
K4H560838F-TCCC
A2S56D30BTP
HY5DU56822CT-J
PM4D328D50406EU
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DDR400 Qualified Vendors List
Size
Vendor
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
Pmi
Kingmax
Kingmax
Kingmax
Kingmax
Mosel
Mosel
Nanya
Nanya
Apacer
Apacer
Apacer
Apacer
Smart
Smart
Smart
Twinmos
Twinmos
Twinmos
A Data
Promos
Promos
BiaoXing
Model
3208GATA01-04A4
MPMB62D-38LT3R
MPMC22D-38HT3R
MPXB62D-38KT3R
MPXC22D-38KT3R
V826632K24SATG-D3
V826664K24SATG-D3
NT256D64S88B1G-5T
NT512D64S8HB1G-5T
77.90728.U1G
77.10636.46G
77.10636.56G
77.10736.11G
U24256ADSRG6H20
U24256ADSRG6H20
U24512ADSRG6H20
DDR333-256
M2G9108A-TT
M2G9J16A-TT
MDOSS1F3G3X10BZL0Z
V826632K24SCTG-D0
V826664K24SCTG-D0
BXXC22D-38KT3B
Brand
Pmi
Mosel
Hynix
Kingmax
Kingmax
Mosel
Mosel
Nanya
Nanya
Apacer
Samsung
Mosel
Infineon
Smart
Smart
Smart
Twinmos
Twinmos
Twinmos
Samsung
Promos
Promos
BiaoXing
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DS
SS
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SS
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PM4D328S50403DU
V58C2256804SAT6
HY5DU56822BT-J
KDL388P4LA-50
KDL388P4EA-50
V58C2256804SAT5
V58C2256804SAT5
NT5DS32M8BT-5T
NT5DS32M8BT-5T
AM3A568AJT-6B
K4H560838E-TCCC
V58C2256804SAT5B
HYB25D256800BT-5B
D32M8XS50H3X4AMV
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TMD7608F8E501
MD7608F8E501
K4H560838E-TCC5
V58C2256804SCT5B
V58C2256804SCT5B
VM256D328BT-5
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A - supports one module inserted into either slot, in a Single-channel memory
configuration.
B -
supports on pair of modules inserted into either the blue slots or the black
slots as one pair of Dual-channel memory configuration.
C -
support for 4 modules inserted into the blue and black slots as two pairs of
Dual-channel memory configuration.
S S - Single-sided
D S - Double-sided
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1.7.3
Installing a DIMM
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs
or other system components. -ure to do so may cause severe damage
to both the motherboard and the components.
2
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.
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
1.7.4
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. -ure 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.
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
0
1
2
3
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
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2
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13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Standard Function
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Re-direct to IRQ#9
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
PCI slot 1
PCI slot 2
PCI slot 3
Onboard LAN
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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
PCI Express x16 slot
This motherboard supports PCI
Express x16 graphic cards that
comply with the PCI Express
specifications. The figure shows a
graphics card installed on the PCI
Express x16 slot.
Qualified PCI Express x16 graphics cards
Model
ASUS EAX600XT
ASUS EAX600XT/TD
ASUS EAX600Pro
ASUS EAX800XT
ASUS EN6200GE
Install only qualified PCI
Express graphics cards on
this motherboard. Other
graphics cards may cause
graphics display errors or
system boot failure.
ASUS EN6600GT
ASUS EN5750
ASUS EN6600
ASUS EN6800/TD
Leadtek WinFast PX360TD
(NVIDIA GF PCX 5750)
MSI NX6600 (NVIDIA GF6600)
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1.9
1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system
setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard
button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include
system setup information such as system •words.
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.
®
Except when clearing the RTC RAM, never remove the cap on CLRTC
jumper default position. Removing the cap will cause system boot -ure!
CLRTC
P5GL-MX
P5GL-MX Clear RTC RAM
1 2
Normal
(Default)
2 3
Clear CMOS
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to
overclocking. For system -ure 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.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34,
USBPW56, USBPW78)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep
mode (CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power
mode) using the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up
from S3 and S4 sleep modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh,
power supply in reduced power mode).
The USBPWR12 and USBPWR34 jumpers are for the rear USB ports.
The USBPWR56 and USBPWR78 jumper is for the internal USB
connectors that you can connect to additional USB ports.
USBPW34
USBPW12
2 3
®
1 2
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
USBPW78
USBPW56
1 2
2 3
P5GL-MX
P5GL-MX USB device wake-up
1-24
+5V
(Default)
+5VSB
•
The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can
provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port; otherwise,
the system would not power up.
•
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
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3.
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
1 2
®
+5V
2 3
+5VSB
(Default)
P5GL-MX
P5GL-MX Keyboard power setting
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1.10
Connectors
1.10.1 Rear panel connectors
1
2
3
4
5
6
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10
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7
8
1.
2.
P S / 2 m o u s e p o r t ( g r e e n ) . This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
P a r a l l e l p o r t . This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner,
or other devices.
3.
L A N ( R J - 4 5 ) p o r t . 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
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
SPEED LED
Status
Description
Status
OFF
No link
OFF
Description
10 Mbps connection
GREEN
Linked
ORANGE
100 Mbps connection
LAN port
4.
L i n e I n p o r t ( l i g h t b l u e ) . This port connects a tape, CD, DVD
player, or other audio sources.
5.
L i n e O u t p o r t ( l i m e ) . This port connects a headphone or a
speaker. In 4-channel, 6-channel, and 8-channel configuration, the
function of this port becomes Front Speaker Out.
6.
M i c r o p h o n e p o r t ( p i n k ) . This port connects a microphone.
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
Light Blue
1-26
Headset
2-channel
Line In
4-channel
6-channel
Surround Speaker Out Surround Speaker Out
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Mic In
Mic In
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7.
U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s 3 a n d 4 . These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus
(USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
8.
U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s 1 a n d 2 . These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus
(USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
9 . V G A p o r t . This 15-pin port connects to a VGA monitor.
1 0 . S e r i a l c o n n e c t o r . This 9-pin COM1 port is for serial devices.
1 1 . P S / 2 k e y b o a r d p o r t ( p u r p l e ) . This port is for a PS/2
keyboard.
1.10.2 Internal connectors
1.
Primary IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE)
This connector is for an Ultra DMA 100/66 signal cable. The Ultra DMA
100/66 signal cable has three connectors: a blue connector for the
primary IDE connector on the motherboard, a black connector for an
Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE slave device (optical drive/hard disk drive), and
a gray connector for an Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE master device (hard disk
drive). If you install two hard disk drives, you must configure the
second drive as a slave device by setting its jumper accordingly. Refer
to the hard disk documentation for the jumper settings.
•
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 IDE devices.
PRI_IDE1
®
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
P5GL-MX
P5GL-MX IDE connector
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PIN 1
1-27
2.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable.
Insert one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other
end to the signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection
when using an FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
FLOPPY1
®
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
PIN 1
P5GL-MX
P5GL-MX Floppy disk drive connector
3.
CPU and chassis fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350mA~2000mA (24W
max.) or a total of 1A~3.48A (41.36W 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.
®
GND
+12V
Rotation
CHA_FAN
P5GL-MX
GND
CPU FAN PWR
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWM
CPU_FAN
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4.
Serial ATA connectors
(7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA
hard disk drives.
GND
RSATA_TXP4
RSATA_TXN4
GND
RSATA_RXP4
RSATA_RXN4
GND
SATA4
®
GND
RSATA_TXP3
RSATA_TXN3
GND
RSATA_RXP3
RSATA_RXN3
GND
SATA3
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
SATA2
P5GL-MX
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
SATA1
P5GL-MX SATA connectors
Important notes on Serial ATA
•
Install the Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the Windows® XP
Service Pack1 before using Serial ATA.
•
Plug your Serial ATA boot disk on the master port (SATA1 and
SATA2) to support S3 function. Refer to the table below for details.
Serial ATA Master/Slave connectors
Connector
Setting
SATA1, SATA2
Master
Boot disk
SATA3, SATA4
Slave
Data disk
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5.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78)
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
USB+5V
USB_P6USB_P6+
GND
NC
®
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the USB/GAME
module cable to any of these connectors, then install the module to a
slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
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P5GL-MX USB 2.0 connectors
1
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
USB78
1
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
USB56
Never connect a 1 3 9 4 c a b l e to the USB connectors. Doing so will
damage the motherboard!
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Left Audio Channel
Optical drive audio connector (4-pin CD)
This connector is for the 4-pin audio cable that connects to the audio
connector at the back of the optical drive.
®
6.
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P5GL-MX CD audio connector
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7.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
These connectors are for an ATX power supply. The plugs from the
power supply are designed to fit these connectors in only one
orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the
connectors completely fit.
•
It is recommended that you use an ATX 12 V Specification
2.0-compliant power supply unit (PSU) with a minimum of 350 W
power rating. This PSU type has 24-pin and 4-pin power plugs.
•
If you intent to use a PSU with 20-pin and 4-pin power plugs, make
sure that the 20-pin power plug can provide at least 15A on +12V
and that the PSU has a minimum power rating of 350 W. The system
may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is
inadequate.
•
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12 V power plug;
otherwise, the system will not boot up.
•
Use of a PSU with a higher power output is recommended when
configuring a system with more power-consuming devices. The
system may become unstable or may not boot up if the power is
inadequate.
•
The ATX 12 V Specification 2.0-compliant PSU passed the
motherboard power requirement test with the following
configuration:
CPU
:
Memory
:
Graphics card
:
Parallel ATA devices :
Serial ATA device :
Optical drive
:
•
Intel® Pentium® 4 3.6 GHz
512 MB DDR (x 4)
PCI Express x16 Nvidia EN5900
IDE hard disk drive (x 2)
SATA hard disk drive
CD-ROM
You must install a PSU with a higher power rating if you intend to
install additional devices.
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P5GL-MX ATX power connectors
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+12V DC
GND
®
+12V DC
GND
ATX12V
EATXPWR
+3 Volts
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+5V Standby
Power OK
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
-5 Volts
Ground
Ground
Ground
PSON#
Ground
-12 Volts
+3 Volts
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Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin AAFP)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module
that supports either HD Audio or legacy AC ‘97 audio standard.
Connect one end of the front panel audio I/O module cable to this
connector.
AAFP1
P5GL-MX Analog front panel connector
9.
BLINE_OUT_L
SENSE2_RETUR
AGND
+5VA
BLINE_OUT_R
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
P5GL-MX
Legacy AC’97
compliant definition
PORT1 L
PORT1 R
PORT2 R
SENSE_SEND
PORT2 L
®
GND
PRESENCE#
SENSE1_RETUR
Azalia
compliant definition
Digital Audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF_OUT)
SPDIFOUT
GND
+5V
®
This connector is for the S/PDIF audio module to allow digital sound
output. Connect one end of the S/PDIF audio cable to this connector
and the other end to the S/PDIF module.
P5GL-MX
SPDIF_OUT
P5GL-MX Digital audio connector
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
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1 0 . System panel connector (20-pin PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
PLED+
SPEAKER
®
PLED-
PLED
P5GL-MX
IDE_LED
Reset
Ground
PWR
Ground
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
PANEL
Reset
PWRSW
P5GL-MX System panel connector
The sytem panel connector is color-coded for easy connection. Refer to
the connector description below for details.
•
System power LED (Green 3-pin PLED)
This 3-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 (Red 2-pin IDE_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD
Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes
when data is read from or written to the HDD.
•
System warning speaker (Orange 4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning
speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
Power/Soft-off button (Yellow 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 (Blue 2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for
system reboot without turning off the system power.
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This chapter tells how to change
the system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions
of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
2
BIOS setup
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Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
A S U S A F U D O S (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable
floppy disk.)
2.
3.
A S U S E Z F l a s h (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk during POST.)
A S U S C r a s h F r e e B I O S 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable
floppy disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.)
4.
A S U S U p d a t e (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
1.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click S t a r t from the Windows® desktop, then select M y
C o m p u t e rr.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click F i l e from the menu, then select F o r m a tt. A F o r m a t 3 1 / 2
F l o p p y D i s k window appears.
e. Select C r e a t e a n M S - D O S s t a r t u p d i s k from the format
options field, then click S t a r tt.
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 S t a r tt, then select R u n
n.
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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 Tests
(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 P 5 G L M X . R O M
M.
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 “P5GLMX.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 “P5GLMX.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 P5GLMX.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:
1.
2.
•
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.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
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 /iP5GLMX.ROM
4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iP5GLMX.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 /iP5GLMX.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 CrashFree BIOS 2 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to
restore the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating
process. You can update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard
support CD or the floppy disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
•
Prepare the motherboard support CD or the floppy disk containing
the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
•
Make sure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the
floppy disk to P 5 G L M X . R O M
M.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the
corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “P5GLMX.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
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Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the
system.
2.
Insert the support CD to the optical drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When no floppy disk is found, the utility automatically checks the
optical drive for the original or updated BIOS file. The utility then
updates the corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
Checking for CD-ROM...
CD-ROM found!
Reading file “P5GLMX.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this
motherboard. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the
latest BIOS file.
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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 D r i v e r s menu appears.
2.
Click the U t i l i t i e s tab, then click I n s t a l l A S U S U p d a t e
X. See page 3-4 for the U t i l i t i e s screen menu.
VX.XX.XX
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
3.
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
e. The
Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate
ASUS Update main window appears.
2.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m
t h e I n t e r n e t option from the
drop-down menu, then click
N e x tt.
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3.
Select the ASUS FTP site
nearest you to avoid network
traffic, or click A u t o S e l e c tt.
Click N e x tt.
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4.
From the FTP site, select the
BIOS version that you wish to
download. Click Next.
5.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself
through the Internet. Always
update the utility to avail all
its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
2.
3.
4.
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Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by
clicking S t a r t > P r o g r a m s > A S U S > A S U S U p d a t e >
ASUSUpdate
e. The ASUS Update main window appears.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m a
f i l e option from the drop-down
menu, then click N e x tt.
Locate the BIOS file from the
e.
O p e n window, then click S a v e
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 firmware hub.
The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you
start up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to
run this program. Press <Del> during the Power-On-Self-Test (POST) to
enter the Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctrl+Alt+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis.
You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this
last option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being
a menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus
and make your selections from the available options using the navigation
keys.
•
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 L o a d
D e f a u l t S e t t i n g s 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 and .
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2.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Menu bar
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Third IDE Slave
Fourth IDE Master
Fourth IDE Slave
IDE Configuration
Configuration fields
[11:51:19]
[Thu 05/07/2004]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
: [ST320413A]
: [Not Detected]
: [Not Detected]
: [Not Detected]
: [Not Detected]
: [Not Detected]
General help
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Information
Sub-menu items
2.2.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Advanced
For changing the basic system configuration
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Boot
Exit
For changing the system boot configuration
For changing the advanced system settings
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 M a i n shows the
Main menu items.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Language
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]
[English]
:[ST320413A]
:[ASUS CD-S340]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
2.2.5
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
System Information
The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot,
and Exit) on the menu bar have their
respective menu items.
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Main menu items
Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the item
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
Advanced Chipset settings
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
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
At the top right corner of the menu
screen is a brief description of the
selected item.
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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
Third IDE Master
Third IDE Slave
Fourth IDE Master
Fourth IDE Slave
IDE Configuration
[11:51:19]
[Thu 05/07/2004]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
:[ST320413A]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not 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:xxxx]
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, Third and Fourth IDE Master/Slave
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
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: ST320413A
Size
: 20.0GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
: Supported
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-5
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block(Multi-sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
Smart Monitoring
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[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) [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] [UDMA6]
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
Configure SATA As
Onboard IDE Operate Mode
Enhanced Mode Support On
[Standard IDE]
[Enhanced Mode]
[S-ATA]
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)
[35]
Configure SATA As [Standard IDE]
Sets the configuration for the Serial ATA connectors supported by the
SouthBridge chip. Set this item to [Standard IDE], if you want to use the
Serial ATA hard disk drives as Parallel ATA physical storage devices.
If you want the Serial ATA hard disk drives to use the Advanced Host
Controller Interface (AHCI), set this item to [AHCI]. The AHCI allows the
onboard storage driver to enable advanced Serial ATA features that
increases storage performance on random workloads by allowing the drive
to internally optimize the order of commands.
For details on AHCI, go to:
www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imst/sb/CS-012304.htm
www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imst/sb/CS-012305.htm
The SATA controller is set to Native mode when this item is set to [AHCI].
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Onboard IDE Operate Mode [Enhanced Mode]
Disables or allows selection of the IDE operation mode depending on the
installed operating system (OS). Set to [Enhanced Mode] if you are using
native OS including Windows® 2000/XP. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Compatible Mode] [Enhanced Mode]
Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA]
Allows you to use native OS on Serial ATA and Parallel ATA ports. It is
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 do not install any Serial ATA device.
The P-ATA+S-ATA and P-ATA options are for advanced users only. If
you set to any of these options and encountered problems, revert to
the default setting S - A T A
A. Configuration options: [S-ATA+P-ATA]
[S-ATA] [P-ATA]
The O n b o a r d I D E O p e r a t e M o d e and its sub-menu items appear
only when the C o n f i g u r e S A T A A s item is set to [Standard IDE].
ALPE and ASP [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Agressive Link Power Management
(ALPE) and Aggressive Slumber/Partial (ASP) management features.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Stagger Spinup Support [Disabled]
Enables or disables the Stagger Spinnup support.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
AHCI Port 3 Interlock Switch [Disabled]
Enables or disables the Advanced Host Controller Interface (AHCI) Port
3 interlock switch. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The A L P E a n d A S P and its sub-menu items appear only when the
C o n f i g u r e S A T A A s item is set to [AHCI].
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]
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System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The
BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu.
AMIBIOS
Version
: 0114
Build Date : 04/18/05
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Genuine Intel(R) CPU 3.20GHz
: 3200 MHz
: 1
System Memory
Size
: 512MB
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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2.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU
and other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Configure CPU.
JumperFree Configuration
USB Configuration
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCI PnP
2.4.1
JumperFree Configuration
Configure System Frequency/Voltage
AI Overclocking
[Standard]
AI Overclocking [Standard]
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU
internal frequency. Select either one of the preset overclocking
configuration options:
M a n u a l - allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
S t a n d a r d - loads the standard settings for the system.
The following item appears only when you set the A I O v e r c l o c k i n g
item to [Manual].
CPU Frequency [XXX]
Displays the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus and
PCI bus. The value of this item is auto-detected by the BIOS. Use the < + >
and < - > keys to adjust the CPU frequency. You can also type the desired
CPU frequency using the numeric keypad. The values range from 100 to
450. Refer to the table below for the correct Front Side Bus and CPU
External Frequency settings.
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FSB/CPU External Frequency Synchronization
Front Side Bus
CPU External Frequency
FSB 800
200 MHz
FSB 533
133 MHz
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the DDR operating frequency.
Configuration options: [Auto] [333MHz] [400MHz]
Selecting a very high DRAM frequency may cause the system to become
unstable! If this happens, revert to the default setting.
DDR Voltage [Auto]
Allows selection of the DDR SDRAM operating voltage. Set to Auto for safe
mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [2.50V] [2.60V]
Refer to the DDR documentation before setting the memory voltage.
Setting a very high memory voltage may damage the memory
module(s)!
CPU Vcore Over Voltage Control [Disabled]
Enables or disables the CPU Vcore over voltage control.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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2.4.2
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
USB Configuration
Module Version - 2.24.0-10.4
USB Devices Enabled: None
USB Function
Legacy USB Support
USB 2.0 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
[8 USB Ports]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[HiSpeed]
[Enabled]
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]
BIOS EHCI Hand-off [Disabled]
Allows you to enable support for operating systems without an EHCI
hand-off feature. Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
Do not disable the BIOS EHCI Hand-Off option if you are running a
Windows® operating system with USB device.
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CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information that the BIOS
automatically detects.
Configure Advanced CPU settings
Manufacturer:
Brand String:
Frequency
:
FSB Speed
:
Cache L1
Cache L2
Cache L3
Intel
Genuine Intel(R) CPU 3.20GHz
3200 MHz
800 MHz
: 16 KB
: 1024 KB
: 0 KB
Ratio Status: Unlocked (Max:16,
Ratio Actual Value : 16
Ratio CMOS Setting:
Max CPUID Value Limit:
Execute Disable Function
Enhanced C1 Control
Hardware Prefetcher
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch
CPU Internal Thermal Control
[ 18]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
Hyper Threading Technology
Intel(R) SpeedStep(tm) Tech.
[Enabled]
[Automatic]
Sets the ratio between
CPU Core Clock and the
FSB Frequency.
NOTE: If an invalid
ratio is set in CMOS
then actual and
setpoint values may
differ.
Min:14)
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p
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Exit
CPU Lock Free [Auto]
Allows you to adjust the CPU multiplier to 14x. Setting this item to [Auto]
allows the motherboard to automatically reduce the CPU multiplier value for
more flexibility when increasing the external FSB. This item appears only
when you install a processor with CPU Lock Free feature.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
Ratio CMOS Setting [ 18]
Sets the ratio between the CPU Core Clock and the Front Side Bus
frequency. The default value of this item is auto-detected by BIOS. Use the
<+> or <-> keys to adjust the values.
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]
Enables or disables the Execute Disable function. This item appears only
when you install a processor with the Execute Disable function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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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]
Enables or disables the Hardware Prefetcher feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch [Enabled]
Enables or disables the Adjacent Cache Line Prefetch feature.
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 [Automatic]
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]
2.4.4
•
Refer to the Appendix for details on how to use the EIST feature.
•
The motherboard comes with a BIOS file that supports EIST.
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
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
[Enabled]
Graphic Adapter Priority
Pre-allocated Graphics Memory
Graphics memory type
[PCI/Int-VGA]
[Enabled, 8MB]
[Auto]
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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 [3 Clocks]
Controls the latency between the SDRAM read command and the time
the data actually becomes available.
Configuration options: [3 Clocks] [2.5 Clocks] [2 Clocks]
DRAM RAS# Precharge [4 Clocks]
Controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command to the DDR
SDRAM. Configuration options: [2 Clocks] [3 Clocks] [4 Clocks]
[5 Clocks]
DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [4 Clocks]
Controls the latency between the DDR SDRAM active command and
the read/write command. Configuration options: [2 Clocks] [3 Clocks]
[4 Clocks] [5 Clocks]
DRAM RAS# Activate to Precharge [15 Clocks]
Sets the RAS Activate timing to Precharge timing.
Configuration options: [1 Clocks] [2 Clocks] ~ [15 Clocks]
DRAM Burst Length [8]
Sets the DRAM Burst Length.
Configuration options: [4] [8]
Graphic Adapter Priority [PCI/Int-VGA]
Allows selection of the graphics controller to use as primary boot device.
Configuration options: [Internal VGA] [PCI/Int-VGA]
Pre-allocated Graphics Memory [Enabled, 8MB]
Disables or sets the amount of system memory pre-allocated by the
internal graphics device. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled, 1MB]
[Enabled, 8MB]
Graphics Memory Type [Auto]
Sets the graphics memory type.
Configuration options: [Auto] [DVMT] [FIX] [DVMT+FIX]
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2.4.5
Onboard Devices Configuration
Configure Win627EHF Super IO Chipset
Azalia Controller
Onboard LAN
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Serial Port1 Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Parallel Port IRQ
[3F8/IRQ4]
[378]
[ECP]
[DMA3]
[IRQ7]
Enable or Disable
High Definition Audio
Controller
Azalia Controller [Enabled]
Enables or disables the High Definition/AC’97 CODEC.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
OnBoard LAN [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard PCI Express Gigabit LAN
controller. 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]
EPP Version [1.9]
Allows selection of the Parallel Port EPP version. This item appears
only when the P a r a l l e l P o r t M o d e is set to E P P
P.
Configuration options: [1.9] [1.7]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
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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
PCI Latency Timer
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
Palette Snooping
IRQ-3 assigned to
IRQ-4 assigned to
IRQ-5 assigned to
IRQ-7 assigned to
IRQ-9 assigned to
IRQ-10 assigned to
IRQ-11 assigned to
IRQ-14 assigned to
IRQ-15 assigned to
[No]
[64]
[Yes]
[Disabled]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
[PCI Device]
+F1
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Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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]
2.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) and the Advanced Power
Management (APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display the
configuration options.
Suspend Mode
Repost Video on S3 Resume
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI APIC Support
[Auto]
[No]
[No]
[Enabled]
Configure CPU.
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 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]
2.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume [No]
Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
2.5.3
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]
2.5.4
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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APM Configuration
APM Configuration
Restore on AC Power Loss
[Power Off]
Resume On RTC Alarm
[Disabled]
Resume On Ring
[Disabled]
Resume On PME#
[Disabled]
Power On By PS/2 Keyboard
[Disabled]
Keyboard Wakeup Password : Not Installed
Power On By PS/2 Mouse
[Disabled]
Enabled or disable
APM.
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]
Resume On 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]
RTC Alarm Date [15]
Sets the RTC alarm date. Use the plus (+) or minus (-) keys to adjust
the values. Configuration options: [Everyday] [01] [02] ~ [31]
RTC Alarm Hour [12]
Sets the RTC alarm hour. Use the plus (+) or minus (-) keys to adjust
the values. Configuration options: [00] [01] ~ [23]
RTC Alarm Minute [30]
Sets the RTC alarm minute. Use the plus (+) or minus (-) keys to
adjust the values. Configuration options: [00] [01] ~ [59]
RTC Alarm Second [30]
Sets the RTC alarm second. Use the plus (+) or minus (-) keys to
adjust the values. Configuration options: [00] [01] ~ [59]
Resume On Ring [Disabled]
This allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the
computer when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in
Soft-off mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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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.
Resume On PME# [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system
through a PME# device. 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 [Disabled]
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] [Enabled]
Wakeup Password
This item appears only when the Power On By PS/2 Keyboard is set to
Enabled. Select this item to set or change the keyboard wakeup password.
The K e y b o a r d W a k e u p P a s s w o r d item that appears below shows the
default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d. After you have set a password, this item shows
Installed
d.
Power On By PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse
to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that
provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Hardware Monitor
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
[51ºC/122.5ºF]
[41ºC/105.5ºF]
CPU Fan Speed
CPU Q-Fan Control
Chassis Fan Speed
[3813 RPM]
[Disabled]
[N/A]
VCORE Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
[ 1.320V]
[ 3.345V]
[ 5.094V]
[11.880V]
+F1
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Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
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CPU Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
MB Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
motherboard and CPU temperatures. Select [Ignored] if you do not wish to
display the detected temperatures.
Configuration options: [Ignored] [xxxC/xxxF] [N/A]
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.
Configuration options: [Ignored] [xxxC/xxxF] [N/A]
CPU Q-Fan Control [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Q-Fan feature that smartly
adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The C P U F a n R a t i o and C P U T a r g e t T e m p e r a t u r e items appear
when you enable the C P U Q - F a n C o n t r o l feature.
CPU Fan Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to select the appropriate CPU fan speed ratio for the system.
The default [Auto] automatically selects the fan speed ratio when
operating a low CPU temperature. Select a higher ratio if you installed
additional devices and the system requires more ventilation. This item
appears only when the CPU Q-Fan Control item is Enabled.
Configuration options: [Auto] [90%] [80%] [70%] [60%]
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CPU Target Temperature [xxxºC]
Allows you to set the CPU temperature threshold when the CPU fan speed
is increased to lower the CPU temperature. This item appears only when
the CPU Q-Fan Control item is Enabled. The configuration options vary
depending on the CPU installed.
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.
Configuration options: [Ignored] [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.
Configuration options: [Ignored] [X.XXXV]
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
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Select Item
Go to Sub-screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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2.6.1
Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
[PM-ST330620A]
[PS-ASUS CD-S360]
1st ~ xxth Boot Device [1st Floppy Drive]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available
devices. The number of device items that appears on the screen depends
on the number of devices installed in the system.
Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled]
2.6.2
Hard Disk Drives
Hard Disk Drives
1st Drive
2nd Drive
[XXXXXXXXX]
[XXXXXXXXX]
1st ~ xxth Drive [XXXXXX]
These items specify the boot device sequence of available disk drives. The
number of disk drives that appear on the screen depends on the number of
drives installed in the system. Configuration options: [XXXXXXX] [Disabled]
2.6.3
Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Full Screen Logo
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Interrupt 19 Capture
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Allows BIOS to skip
certain tests while
booting. This will
decrease the time
needed to boot the
system.
Quick Boot [Enabled]
Enabling this item allows the BIOS to skip some power on self tests (POST)
while booting to decrease the time needed to boot the system. When set
to [Disabled], BIOS performs all the POST items.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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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]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap
Interrupt 19. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.6.4
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 this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d.
After you set a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
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.
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After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow
you to change other security settings.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
[Full Access]
[Setup]
User Access Level (Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
N o A c c e s s prevents user access to the Setup utility.
V i e w O n l y allows access but does not allow change to any field.
L i m i t e d allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and
Time.
F u l l A c c e s s 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 N o t I n s t a l l e d
d. After you set
a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
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.
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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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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.
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Sub-screen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the
options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you 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 O k 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.
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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 O k 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 O k to load default
values. Select E x i t & S a v e C h a n g e s or make other changes before
saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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Chapter 2: BIOS setup
This chapter describes the contents
of the support CD that comes with
the motherboard package.
3
Software
support
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3.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® 2000/2003 Server/XP operating
systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding
updates to maximize the features of your hardware.
3.2
•
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for reference only. Refer to
your OS documentation for detailed information.
•
Make sure that you install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the
Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later versions before installing the
drivers for better compatibility and system stability.
Support CD information
The support CD that came with the motherboard package contains the
drivers, software applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all
motherboard features.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time
without notice. Visit the ASUS website(www.asus.com) for updates.
3.2.1
Running the support CD
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the
D r i v e r s menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
Click an icon to
display support
CD/motherboard
information
Click an item to install
If A u t o r u n is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of
the support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder.
Double-click the A S S E T U P . E X E 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.
QFE Update
Installs the Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) driver updates.
Intel Chipset Inf Update Program
This item installs the Intel® Chipset INF Update Program. This driver enables
Plug-n-Play INF support for the Intel® chipset components on the
motherboard. When installed to the target system, this driver provides the
method for configuring the chipset components.
You can install this utility using three different modes: interactive, silent, or
unattended preload. Installing the driver in interactive mode requires user
input during installation. User input is not required when installing the driver
in silent or unattended preload modes. Refer to the online help or readme
file that came with the utility for details.
SoundMAX Audio Driver
Executes the wizard to install the ADI AD1986A SoundMAX audio driver
and application.
Realtek RTL8100C Ethernet Device Driver
Installs the Realtek® RTL8100 Ethernet LAN driver.
Intel® Graphics Accelerator Driver
Installs the Intel® graphics accelerator driver.
USB 2.0 Driver
Installs the USB 2.0 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 II
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system
voltages, and alerts you of any detected problems. This utility helps you
keep your computer in healthy operating condition.
ASUS 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.
Microsoft DirectX
Installs the Microsoft® DirectX 9.0c driver.
Anti-virus utility
The anti-virus application scans, identifies, and removes computer viruses.
View the online help for detailed information.
ADOBE Acrobat Reader
Installs the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader V5.0.
ASUS Screen Saver
Installs the ASUS screen saver.
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3.2.4
ASUS Contact information
Click the C o n t a c t 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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The Appendix describes the CPU
features that the motherboard
supports.
A
CPU features
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A.1
Intel® EM64T
•
The motherboard is fully compatible with Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775
processors running on 32-bit operating systems.
•
The motherboard comes with a BIOS file that supports EM64T. You
can download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website
(www.asus.com/support/download/) if you need to update the BIOS
file. See Chapter 2 for details.
•
Visit www.intel.com for more information on the EM64T feature.
•
Visit www.microsoft.com for more information on Windows® 64-bit OS.
Using the Intel® EM64T feature
To use the Intel® EM64T feature:
1.
Install an Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU that supports the Intel® EM64T.
2.
Install a 64-bit operating system (Windows® XP Professional x64
Edition or Windows® Server 2003 x64 Edition).
3.
Install the 64-bit drivers for the motherboard components and devices
from the support CD.
4.
Install the 64-bit drivers for expansion cards or add-on devices, if any.
Refer to the expansion card or add-on device(s) documentation, or visit
the related website, to verify if the card/device supports a 64-bit system.
A.2
A.2.1
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep®
Technology (EIST)
•
The motherboard comes with a BIOS file that supports EIST. You can
download the latest BIOS file from the ASUS website
(www.asus.com/support/download/) if you need to update the
BIOS. See Chapter 2 for details.
•
Visit www.intel.com for more information on the EIST feature.
System requirements
Before using EIST, check your system if it meets the following
requirements:
A-2
•
Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with EIST support
•
BIOS file with EIST support
•
Operating system with EIST support (Windows® XP SP2/Windows®
Server 2003 SP1/Linux 2.6 kernel or later versions)
Appendix: CPU features
A.2.2
Using the EIST
To use the EIST feature:
1.
Turn on the computer, then enter the BIOS Setup.
2.
Go to the Advanced Menu
Menu, highlight CPU Configuration
Configuration,
then press <Enter>.
3.
Set the Intel(R) SpeedStep Technology item to [Automatic],
then press <Enter>.
4.
Press <F10> to save your changes and exit the BIOS setup.
5.
After the computer restarts, right click on a blank space on the desktop,
then select Properties from the pop-up menu.
6.
When the Display Properties
window appears, click the
Screen Saver tab.
7.
Click the Power button on the
Monitor power section to open
the Power Options
Properties window.
8.
On the P o w e r s c h e m e s
section, click , then select any
option except H o m e / O f f i c e
D e s k t o p or A l w a y s O n
n.
Click A p p l y
y, then click O K
K.
9.
10. Close the D i s p l a y P r o p e r t i e s
window.
After you adjust the power
scheme, the CPU internal
frequency slightly decreases
when the CPU loading is low.
The screen displays and procedures may vary depending on the
operating system.
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Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
•
The motherboard supports Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 processors
with Hyper-Threading Technology.
•
Hyper-Threading Technology is supported under Windows® XP/2003
Server and Linux 2.4.x (kernel) and later versions only. Under Linux, use
the Hyper-Threading compiler to compile the code. If you are using any
other operating systems, disable the Hyper-Threading Techonology
item in the BIOS to ensure system stability and performance.
•
Installing Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later version 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.
Using the Hyper-Threading Technology
To use the Hyper-Threading Technology:
1.
2.
Install an Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU that supports Hyper-Threading
Technology.
Power up the system and enter the BIOS Setup. Under the A d v a n c e d
Menu
u, make sure that the item H y p e r - T h r e a d i n g T e c h n o l o g y is
set to E n a b l e d
d.
The BIOS item appears only if you installed a CPU that supports
Hyper-Threading Technology.
3.
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Restart the computer.
Appendix: CPU features