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S-presso
Multimedia System
User Guide
Hardware Information
E1954
R e v i s e d Edition V2
January 2005
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Table of contents
Notices ................................................................................................ vi
Safety information ............................................................................. vii
Electrical safety ...................................................................... vii
Operation safety .................................................................... vii
About this guide ............................................................................... viii
System package contents ................................................................... x
Chapter 1:
System Introduction
1.1
Welcome! .............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Front panel (external) .......................................................... 1-2
1.3
Front panel (internal) ........................................................... 1-5
1.4
Rear panel ............................................................................. 1-6
1.5
Internal components ............................................................ 1-8
1.6
LED panel ............................................................................. 1-9
Chapter 2:
Basic installation
2.1
Preparation ........................................................................... 2-2
2.2
Before you proceed .............................................................. 2-2
2.3
Removing the front panel ..................................................... 2-3
2.4
Removing the cover ............................................................. 2-4
2.5
Removing the power supply unit .......................................... 2-5
2.6
Installing a CPU ..................................................................... 2-6
2.7
2.8
2.6.1
Removing the CPU fan and heatsink assembly ....... 2-6
2.6.2
CPU installation ....................................................... 2-7
2.6.3
Reinstalling the CPU fan and heatsink
assembly ................................................................. 2-8
Installing a DIMM ................................................................... 2-9
2.7.1
Memory configurations ........................................... 2-9
2.7.2
DIMM installation ................................................... 2-10
Installing an expansion card ............................................... 2-11
2.8.1
Expansion slots ..................................................... 2-11
2.8.2
Expansion card installation ................................... 2-12
2.8.3
Configuring an expansion card .............................. 2-13
2.9
Installing an optical drive .................................................... 2-14
2.10
Installing a hard disk drive .................................................. 2-16
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2.11
Reinstalling the power supply unit ...................................... 2-17
2.11.1 Voltage selector ................................................... 2-18
2.11.2 Power supply specifications ................................. 2-19
2.11
Replacing the cover ............................................................ 2-20
2.12
Connecting external devices .............................................. 2-21
Chapter 3:
3.1
Introduction .......................................................................... 3-2
3.2
Motherboard layout .............................................................. 3-2
3.3
Jumper ................................................................................. 3-3
3.4
Connectors ........................................................................... 3-4
Chapter 4:
4.1
4.2
4.3
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Motherboard info
BIOS information
Managing and updating your BIOS ........................................ 4-2
4.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk .............................. 4-2
4.1.2
Using AFUDOS to copy the current BIOS ................ 4-3
4.1.3
Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS ......................... 4-4
4.1.4
Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS ............... 4-6
4.1.5
Recovering the BIOS with CrashFree BIOS 2 ........... 4-7
4.1.6
ASUS Update .......................................................... 4-9
BIOS Setup program ........................................................... 4-11
4.2.1
BIOS menu screen ................................................. 4-12
4.2.2
Menu bar ............................................................... 4-12
4.2.3
Navigation keys .................................................... 4-12
4.2.4
Menu items ........................................................... 4-13
4.2.5
Sub-menu items ................................................... 4-13
4.2.6
Configuration fields .............................................. 4-13
4.2.7
Pop-up window ..................................................... 4-13
4.2.8
Scroll bar .............................................................. 4-13
4.2.9
General help .......................................................... 4-13
Main menu .......................................................................... 4-14
4.3.1
System Time ......................................................... 4-14
4.3.2
System Date ......................................................... 4-14
4.3.3
Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave;
Third and Fourth IDE Master ................................. 4-15
Table of contents
4.4
4.5
4.6
4.7
4.3.4
IDE Configuration .................................................. 4-16
4.3.5
System Information .............................................. 4-17
Advanced menu .................................................................. 4-18
4.4.1
CPU Configuration ................................................. 4-18
4.4.2
Chipset ................................................................. 4-19
4.4.3
Onboard Devices Configuration ............................ 4-21
4.4.4
PCI PnP ................................................................. 4-23
4.4.5
USB Configuration ................................................. 4-24
Power menu ........................................................................ 4-26
4.5.1
Suspend Mode ...................................................... 4-26
4.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume ................................ 4-26
4.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support .................................................. 4-26
4.5.4
ACPI APIC Support ................................................ 4-26
4.5.5
APM Configuration ................................................ 4-27
4.5.6
Hardware Monitor ................................................. 4-28
Boot menu .......................................................................... 4-29
4.6.1
Boot Device Priority .............................................. 4-29
4.6.2
Removable Drives ................................................. 4-30
4.6.3
Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 4-30
4.6.4
Security ................................................................ 4-32
Exit menu ........................................................................... 4-34
Chapter 5:
Starting up
5.2
Powering up .......................................................................... 5-2
5.1
Installing an operating system ............................................. 5-2
5.3
Support CD information ........................................................ 5-3
5.4
5.3.1
Running the support CD ......................................... 5-3
5.3.2
Drivers menu .......................................................... 5-4
5.3.3
Utilities menu .......................................................... 5-5
5.3.4
ASUS contact information ...................................... 5-6
5.3.5
Other information ................................................... 5-6
Software information ........................................................... 5-8
5.4.1
ASUS Update .......................................................... 5-8
5.4.2
ASUS PC Probe ..................................................... 5-10
5.4.3
Multi-channel audio feature .................................. 5-14
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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 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 devices into the system, carefully read all the
documentation 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.
Unplug the power cord before removing the front panel. Failure to do so
can cause you physical injury and damage the system.
Lithium-Ion Battery Warning
CAUTION
N: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturerís instructions.
VORSICHT
T: Explosionsgetahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der
Batterie. Ersatz nur durch denselben oder einem vom Hersteller
empfohlenem ähnljchen Typ. Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien nach
Angaben des Herstellers.
LASER PRODUCT WARNING
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
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About this guide
Safeguards
Audience
This guide provides general information and installation instructions about
the ASUS S-presso. This guide is intended for experienced users and
integrators with hardware knowledge of personal computers.
How this guide is organized
1.
Chapter 1: System Introduction
This chapter gives a general description of the ASUS S-presso. The
chapter lists the system features including introduction on the front
and rear panels, and internal components.
2.
Chapter 2: Basic Installation
This chapter provides step-by-step instructions on how to install
components in the ASUS S-presso system.
3.
Chapter 3: Motherboard Information
This chapter gives information about the P4P8T motherboard that
comes with the system. This chapter includes the motherboard layout,
jumper settings, and connector locations.
4.
Chapter 4: BIOS Information
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus and describes the BIOS parameters.
5.
Chapter 5: Starting Up
This chapter helps you power up the system and install drivers and
utilities from the support CD.
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Conventions used in this guide
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 : Information that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
N O T E : Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
1.
ASUS websites
2.
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact
information.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as
warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These
documents are not part of the standard package.
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System package contents
Check your ASUS S-presso package for the following items.
S-presso Models
Item Description
S1-P111
S1-P112
1 . A S U S S - p r e s s o b a r e b o n e s y s t e m with
• ASUS P4P8T motherboard
• LED panel
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• 7-in-1 storage card reader
• CPU fan and heatsink assembly
2 . Cables
• AC power cable
• Serial ATA cable
• IDE cables
3. CDs
• Support CD
• ASUS Instant On CD
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• ASUS Home Theater CD
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4 . Documentation
• User guide (Hardware Information)
• User guide (Software Information)
5 . Remote controller
X
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6 . Power supply unit
7 . ASUS TV/FM card
X
8 . Optional items
• Optical drive
• Hard disk drive
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer
immediately.
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This chapter gives a general description of
the ASUS S-presso. The chapter lists the
system features including introduction on the
front and rear panels, and internal
components.
ASUS S-presso
System Introduction
Chapter 1
1.1
Welcome!
Thank you for choosing the ASUS S-presso Multimedia System!
Now you can experience the quality entertainment of consumer electronics
right on your own desktop. The ASUS S-presso is a smart personal
computer and a versatile home entertainment system in one. Powered by
the ASUS P4P8T motherboard, S-presso delivers robust technology for
your computing and multimedia entertainment needs.
S-presso supports the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with up to 3.4 GHz core
frequency and up to 2 GB of system memory. Connect external devices and
peripherals with USB 2.0 ports, a fast Ethernet LAN port, audio ports, and
an S/PDIF Out interface.
The S-presso S1-P111 model allows effortless control at the touch of your
fingertips with its touch sensor control panel and LED display. The S-presso
S1-P111 also features Instant ON, which allows you to enjoy DVD/DVD
movies and stereo quality CD/MP3 audio without entering the S-presso
operating system.
1.2
Front panel (external)
The S-presso front panel includes the system buttons and audio/video
touch sensors, system LEDs, and LED panel. The front panel doors give you
access to the 4-slot card reader, audio ports, and USB ports.
The touch sensors are available only on the S1-P111 model.
S1-P112
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The touch sensors are sensitive. Slightly touch the function you want to
enable. Do not press the front panel too hard to prevent damage to the
panel and the sensors.
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C a r d s l o t s d o o rr. The storage card slots are located inside this door.
n. Press this button to open the
Card slots door access button
card panel door.
O p t i c a l d r i v e d o o r . The optical drive that comes with your
S-presso system is located inside this door.
O p t i c a l d r i v e t r a y e j e c t b u t t o n . Press this button to eject the
optical drive tray.
F r o n t p a n e l I / O d o o r a c c e s s b u t t o n . Press this button to open
the front panel I/O door.
F r o n t p a n e l I / O d o o r . Inside this door are the front panel input/
output ports.
S y s t e m p o w e r b u t t o n . Press this button to exit Instant On. The
system then powers on and enters the S-presso operating system.
P L A Y / P A U S E s e n s o r . Plays the audio CD/DVD or DVD/VCD in the
optical drive.
When playing an audio track, it pauses the track being played.
During movie playback, it pauses the movie.
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S T O P s e n s o r . Touch this sensor to stop the audio track/file being
played.
1 0 . I n s t a n t O n P O W E R s e n s o r . Touch this sensor to turn on the
S-presso Instant On feature. The Instant On feature allows you to play
DVD/VCD movie, CD audio tracks, or MP3 files without entering the
S-presso operating system.
1 1 . M O D E S W I T C H s e n s o r . Touch this sensor to switch from one mode
to another.
1 2 . S Y S T E M V O L U M E C O N T R O L s e n s o r . Touch the (+) sensor to
increase the system volume or the (-) to decrease the system
volume.
1 3 . R E W I N D s e n s o r . Touch this sensor to rewind the audio track/
movie.
1 4 . F O R W A R D s e n s o r . Touch this sensor to play the audio track/movie
in fast forward mode.
D. Rotating LED displays indicate the increase or
1 5 . Volume LED
decrease in system volume.
1 6 . S y s t e m / C P U t e m p e r a t u r e L E D . This LED displays the
temperature status of the system and the CPU. Green means the
temperature is within normal range. As temperature increases, the
LED position goes towards the red area. The O v e r h e a t LED lights up
when the system/CPU temperature is beyond normal range.
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1.3
Front panel (internal)
The storage card slots and several I/O ports are located inside the internal
front panel doors. Press the access buttons to open the internal front panel
doors.
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1 7 . S e c u r e D i g i t a l ™ / M u l t i m e d i a C a r d s l o t . This slot is for a Secure
Digital™/MultimediaCard storage card.
1 8 . C o m p a c t F l a s h® / M i c r o d r i v e ™ c a r d s l o t . This slot is for a
CompactFlash®/Microdrive™ storage card.
1 9 . C a r d s l o t a c t i v i t y ( W / R ) L E D . This LED flashes when data is
being read from or written to a storage card inserted into any of the
storage card slots.
D. This LED lights up when you place a storage card in any
2 0 . Power LED
of the card slots, and turns off when you remove the card.
2 1 . S m a r t M e d i a® c a r d s l o t . This slot is for a SmartMedia® storage
card.
2 2 . M e m o r y S t i c k® / M e m o r y S t i c k P r o ™ c a r d s l o t . This slot is for
a Memory Stick®/Memory Stick Pro™ storage card.
2 3 . H e a d p h o n e p o r t . This port connects a headphone with a stereo
mini-plug.
2 4 . M i c r o p h o n e p o r t . This port connects a microphone.
2 5 . U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s . These Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0) ports are
available for connecting USB 2.0 devices such as a mouse, printer,
scanner, camera, PDA, and others.
2 6 . O p t i c a l d r i v e . This is an optional DVD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD-RW drive.
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Rear panel
The S-presso rear panel includes the power socket and several I/O ports
that allow convenient connection of devices.
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P o w e r s u p p l y u n i t f a n . This fan provides ventilation inside the
power supply unit.
C h a s s i s f a n . This fan provides ventilation inside the system chassis.
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.
P S / 2 m o u s e p o r t . This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
P S / 2 k e y b o a r d p o r t . This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
T h u m b s c r e w . This thumbscrew secures the top cover to the
chassis.
V o l t a g e s e l e c t o r . This switch allows you to select the appropriate
voltage supply in your area. See the “Voltage selector” section on
page 2-18 before adjusting this switch.
P o w e r s o c k e t . This socket connects the power cable and plug.
O p t i c a l S / P D I F O u t p o r t . This port connects an external audio
output device via an optical S/PDIF cable.
1 0 . L A N ( R J - 4 5 ) p o r t . This port allows connection to a Local Area
Network (LAN) through a network hub.
1 1 . V i d e o G r a p h i c s A d a p t e r p o r t . This port connects a VGA
monitor.
1 2 . L i n e O u t p o r t ( l i m e ) . This port connects a headphone or a
speaker. In 4/6-channel mode, the function of this port becomes
Front Speaker Out.
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1 3 . 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. In 6-channel mode, the function of this
port becomes Low Frequency Enhanced Output/Center.
1 4 . M i c r o p h o n e p o r t ( p i n k ) . This port connects a microphone. In
4/6-channel mode, the function of this port becomes Surround
Speaker.
Audio ports function variation
Port
Headphone/2-Channel
4-Channel
6-Channel
Light Blue
Line In
No function
LFE Output*/Center
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Surround
Surround
1 5 . U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s . These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0)
ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
1 6 . U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s . These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus 2.0 (USB 2.0)
ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
1 7 . A G P s l o t c o v e r . Remove this cover to install an AGP card.
1 8 . P C I s l o t c o v e r . Remove this cover to install a PCI card.
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1.5
Internal components
The illustration below is the internal view of the system when you remove
the top cover. The installed components are labeled for your reference.
Proceed to Chapter 2 for instructions on installing other system
components.
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Optical drive bay
5.
DIMM sockets
2.
HDD drive bay
6.
Fan and heatsink assembly
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Storage card slot
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AGP card slot
4.
I/O slot
8.
PCI card slot
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1.6
LED panel
The S-presso LED panel on the S-presso S1-P111 model displays different
system information depending on the system mode.
Below are the LED panel icons representing the different modes:
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The I n s t a n t O n feature allows you to play DVD/VCD movies,
music CD tracks, and MP3 files without entering the S-presso
operating system. For details, refer to the S o f t w a r e I n f o r m a t i o n
user guide.
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Launch the H o m e T h e a t e r application in Windows® to play DVD/
VCD movies, music CD tracks, and MP3 files, as well as watch TV,
listen to FM radio, and view and print photos. For details, refer to
the S o f t w a r e I n f o r m a t i o n user guide.
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T V i c o n - This icon lights up when you are in TV mode, which allows
you to watch TV.
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V C D i c o n - This icon lights up when you are in VCD mode, which
allows you to play video compact discs.
D V D i c o n - This icon lights up when you are in DVD mode. This is the
default mode. When enabled, Instant On automatically goes to the
DVD mode, allowing you to play digital video discs.
P h o t o i c o n - This icon lights up when you are in Photo mode, which
allows you to view and print photos.
M u s i c i c o n - This icon lights up when you are in Music mode, which
allows you to play audio compact discs (CDs).
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MP3 icon
n- This icon lights up when you are in MP3 mode, which
allows you to play music in MP3 format, whether in discs or as files
saved in your computer.
F M i c o n - This icon lights up when you are in FM mode, which allows
you to listen to FM radio.
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S t a t u s d i s p l a y . When the system is powered off, in soft-off or
stand-by mode, S3 (Suspend-to-RAM), or S4 (Suspend-to-Disk) state,
this displays the system time. The panel displays the system time in
24-hour format. Enter the BIOS setup or the S-presso operating
system to adjust the time.
In Instant On, this displays the current mode.
When playing a video or music disc, this display shows the chapter
number of the movie, or the track number of the music disc, as well as
the track duration and time elapsed .
9 . P l a y . This LED lights up to indicate that a movie or audio track is
playing.
1 0 . P a u s e . This LED lights up to indicate that a movie or audio track has
been paused.
1 1 . R e c o r d . This LED lights up to indicate that you are recording a movie
or audio track.
1 2 . S t e r e o . This LED lights up to indicate that your TV audio setting is
Stereo.
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This chapter provides step-by-step
instructions on how to install
components in the system.
ASUS S-presso
Basic installation
Chapter 2
2.1
Preparation
Before you proceed, make sure that you have all the components that you
plan to install in the system.
Basic components to install
1.
Central processing unit (CPU)
2.
DDR Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM)
3.
Expansion card(s)
4.
Hard disk drive
5.
Optical drive
Tool
Phillips (cross) screw driver
2.2
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install components into
the system.
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Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or a
metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity.
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Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
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Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded
antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.
The motherboard comes with an onboard standby power LED. This LED
lights up to indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode or in soft-off
mode, and not powered OFF. Unplug the power cable from the power outlet
and make sure that the standby power LED is OFF before installing any
system component.
SB_PWR
P4P8T
P4P8T Onboard LED
2-2
®
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
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2.3
Removing the front panel
Unplug the power cord before removing the front panel. Failure to do so
can cause you physical injury and damage the system.
To remove the front panel:
1.
Locate the groove under the front panel.
2.
Position your four fingers under the groove, with your thumb
supporting the lower portion of the front panel.
3.
Slightly pull towards you until the lower portion disengages from the
chassis.
Do not use excessive force to avoid breaking the front panel.
4
Slightly pull the side and top portions to completely release the front
panel from the chassis.
5.
Set the front panel aside.
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2.4
Removing the cover
To remove the cover:
1.
On the rear panel, locate the
thumbscrew that secures the
cover to the chassis.
2.
Turn the thumbscrew
counterclockwise unti it gets
loose.
The thumbscrew cannot be
removed from the chassis.
3.
Firmy grip the top handle and
push the cover about 1 cm
forward.
4.
Lift the cover to expose the
internal components of your
system.
The cover does not
completely disengage from
the chassis.
When fully open, the cover
remains tilted at an angle of
about 35º. Do not push
down further to prevent
damage to the system.
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2.5
Removing the power supply unit
You must remove the power supply unit (PSU) before you can install a
central processing unit (CPU) and other system components.
To remove the PSU:
1.
Disconnect the power plugs on
the motherboard.
2.
Locate the lever that secures
the PSU.
3.
Push down the lever to release
the PSU.
4.
Slide the PSU out of the metal
tray.
When removing the PSU,
make sure to hold or
support it firmly. The unit
might accidentally drop and
damage the other system
components.
5.
Set the PSU aside.
6.
Lift up the metal tray and set it
aside.
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2.6
Installing a CPU
The motherboard comes with a surface mount 478-pin Zero Insertion Force
(ZIF) socket. This socket is designed for an Intel® Pentium® 4 processor
with up to 3.4 GHz core frequency and 800 MHz FSB.
2.6.1
Removing the CPU fan and heatsink assembly
The system package includes a pre-installed proprietary CPU fan and
heatsink assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition and performance.
D O N O T replace the proprietary CPU fan and heatsink with other
models.
You must remove the CPU fan and heatsink assembly before you can install
a CPU.
To remove the CPU fan and heatsink assembly:
1.
Unplug the fan cable from the motherboard.
2.
Using a Phillips screw driver, remove the four screws that secure the
CPU fan and heatsink assembly to the motherboard.
3.
Lift the CPU fan and heatsink assembly, then set it aside.
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2.6.2
CPU installation
To install the CPU:
1.
Locate the 478-pin CPU socket on the motherboard.
2.
Unlock the socket by pressing the lever sideways.
3.
Lift the lever up to a 90° angle.
4.
Position the CPU above the socket such that its marked corner (gold
mark) matches the base of the socket lever.
5.
Carefully insert the CPU into the socket until it fits in place.
6.
Push down the socket lever to secure the CPU. The lever clicks on the
side tab to indicate that it is locked.
4
5
3
2
1
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2.6.3
Reinstalling the CPU fan and heatsink
assembly
To re-install the CPU fan and heatsink assembly:
1.
Position the CPU fan and heatsink assembly on top of the installed
CPU.
2.
Using a Phillips screw driver, secure the CPU fan and heatsink
assembly to the motherboard with the four screws your removed
earlier.
3.
Connect the fan cable to the fan connector on the motherboard.
2
1
3
Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring
errors may occur if you fail to plug this connector.
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2.7
Installing a DIMM
The system motherboard comes with two Double Data Rate (DDR) Dual
Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets that support dual-channel memory
configuration using unbuffered non-ECC PC3200/2700/2100 DIMMs.
2.7.1
Memory configurations
You may install up to 2 GB system memory using 64 MB, 128 MB, 256 MB,
512 MB, and 1 GB DDR DIMMs.
Obtain DDR DIMMs only from ASUS qualified vendors. Refer to the
Qualified DDR400 vendors list below. Visit the ASUS website
(www.asus.com) for the latest DDR Qualified Vendors List.
Qualified DDR400 vendors list
This table lists the memory modules that have been tested and qualified
for use with this motherboard.
Size
Vendor
Part Number
Chip Brand
Chip Number
256MB
Samsung
M368L3223DTM-CC4
Samsung
K4H560838D-TCC4
256MB
Samsung
M368L3223ETM-CCC
Samsung
K4H560838E-TCCC
512MB
Samsung
M368L6432ETM-CCC
Samsung
K4H560838E-TCCC
256MB
Infineon
HYS64D32300GU-5-B
Infineon
HYB25D256800BT-5B
512MB
Infineon
HYS64D64320GU-5-B
Infineon
HYB25D256800BT-5B
256MB
Transcend
TS32MLD64V4F3
Samsung
K4H560838D-TCC4
512MB
Transcend
TS64MLD64V4F3
Samsung
K4H560838D-TCC4
256MB
Winbond
W9425GCDB-5
Winbond
W942508CH-5
512MB
Winbond
W9451GCDB-5
Winbond
W942508CH-5
256MB
A DATA
MDOAD5F3G315B1ECZ
Samsung
K4H560838D-TCC4
256MB
TwinMOS
MDSTTUF08108L294K4FW0/T TwinMOS
TMD7608F8E50B
512MB
Hynix
HYMD264646B8J-D43 AA
Hynix
HY5DU56822BT-D43
512MB
Apacer
77.10636.465
Samsung
K4H560838D-TCC4
•
Install only i d e n t i c a l (the same type and size) DDR DIMM in
DIMM_A and DIMM_B.
•
Always install DIMMs with the same CAS latency. For optimum
compatibility, we recommend that you obtain memory modules
from the same vendor.
•
This motherboard only supports x4, x8, x16 chips per module DDR
DIMMs.
•
Make sure that the memory frequency matches the CPU FSB (Front
Side Bus). Refer to the Memory frequency/CPU FSB synchronization
table on the next page.
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Memory frequency/CPU FSB synchronization
The system motherboard supports different memory frequencies
depending on the CPU FSB (Front Side Bus) and the type of DDR DIMM.
CPU FSB
DDR DIMM Type
Memory Frequency
800 MHz
PC3200/PC2700*/PC2100
400/333*/266 MHz
533 MHz
PC2700/PC2100
333/266 MHz
400 MHz
PC2100
266 MHz
*When using 800 MHz CPU FSB, PC2700 DDR DIMMs may run only at
320 MHz (not 333 MHz) due to chipset limitation.
2.7.2
DIMM installation
To install a DDR DIMM:
1.
Locate the two
DIMM sockets on
the motherboard.
2.
Unlock a socket by
pressing the
retaining clips
outward.
3.
Align a DIMM on the
socket such that
the notch on the
DIMM matches the
break on the
socket.
4.
Firmly insert the
DIMM into the
socket until the
retaining clips snap
back in place and
the DIMM is
properly seated.
Retaining clips
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!
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2.8
Installing an expansion card
In the future, you might need to install expansion cards. The motherboard
has one PCI and one Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot. The following
sub-sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
2.8.1
Expansion slots
PCI slot
The PCI slot supports PCI cards such as a LAN card, SCSI card, USB card,
and other cards that comply with PCI specifications.
AGP slot
The AGP slot supports AGP 8X (+0.8V) cards and AGP 4X (+1.5V) cards.
When you buy an AGP card, make sure that you ask for one with +0.8V or
+1.5V specification.
Install only +0.8V or +1.5V AGP cards. The P4P8T motherboard does
not support 3.3V AGP cards.
Unplug the power cord before adding or removing expansion cards.
Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage the
motherboard.
P4P8T
®
Keyed for 1.5v
P4P8T Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)
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2.8.2
Expansion card installation
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.
Locate the hinge lock that
secures the expansion card slot.
3.
Push down the hinge lock handle
and lift towards the direction of
the arrow.
4.
Align the card connector with
the slot and press firmly until
the card is completely seated in
the slot.
5.
Replace the hinge lock to secure
the card to the chassis.
6.
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Press down firmly until the
hinge lock snaps in place.
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3
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2.8.3
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 3 for information on the 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.
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
Standard Function
0
System Timer
1
Keyboard Controller
7*
Printer Port (LPT1)
8
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
9*
ACPI Mode when used
10*
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
11*
IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
12*
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port
13
Numeric Data Processor
14*
Primary IDE Channel
15*
Secondary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
PCI slot 1
AGP slot
Onboard USB controller HC0
Onboard USB controller HC1
Onboard USB controller HC2
Onboard USB controller HC3
Onboard USB 2.0 controller
Onboard LAN
Onboard Audio
A
B
C
D
––
shared
––
––
shared shared
––
––
shared
––
––
––
––
––
–– shared
––
––
shared ––
shared
––
––
––
––
––
––
––
––
––
––
––
––
shared
––
––
E
––
––
––
––
––
––
––
––
––
F
––
––
––
––
––
––
––
––
––
G
––
––
––
––
––
––
––
used
––
H
––
––
––
––
––
––
used
––
––
When using a PCI card 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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2.9
Installing an optical drive
The S-presso system comes with one optical drive bay. Refer to this
section to install an optical drive.
Set the optical drive jumper to Master before connecting the IDE cable
and power plug. Refer to the optical drive documentation on how to set
the optical drive jumper to Master.
To install an optical drive:
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1.
Drive a screw on each side of
the optical drive as shown.
2.
Remove the front panel. Refer
to section “2.3 Removing the
front panel” for instructions.
3.
Slide the optical drive into the
optical drive bay.
4.
Push the optical drive until the
hinge lock snaps the screws into
place.
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5.
Connect a power cable from
the power supply unit to the
power connector at the back
of the optical drive.
6.
Connect one end of the IDE
ribbon cable to the IDE
interface at the back of the
optical drive, matching the red
stripe on the cable with Pin 1
on the IDE interface.
7.
Connect one end of the optical
drive audio cable to the 4-pin
connector at the back of the
optical drive.
8.
Connect the other end of the
IDE ribbon cable to the
secondary IDE connector
(black connector labeled
SEC_IDE) on the motherboard.
See page 3-8 for the location
of the secondary IDE
connector.
9.
Connect the other end of the
audio cable to the 4-pin CD1
connector on the
motherboard. See page 3-8 for
the location of the CD audio
connector.
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2.10
Installing a hard disk drive
The system supports one Ultra ATA/133 IDE hard disk drive (HDD).
To install a hard disk drive:
1.
Drive two screws in each side of
the hard disk drive as shown.
2.
Remove the cover. Refer to
section “2.4 Removing the
cover” for instructions.
3.
Position the hard disk drive at
the bottom of the drive bay,
then slide it inside.
4.
Push in the direction of the
arrow until the clamp snaps to
secure the four screws you put
in earlier.
Clamp
4
HDD
reverse
side
3
5.
Connect one end of the 40-pin
IDE cable to the IDE connector
on the drive.
6.
Connect a 4-pin power plug from
the power supply unit to the
HDD power connector.
7.
Connect the other end of the
IDE ribbon cable to the primary
6
IDE connector (blue connector
labeled PRI_IDE) on the
motherboard. See page 3-8 for the location of the primary IDE
connector.
5
Set the hard disk drive jumper to Master before connecting the IDE cable
and power plug. Refer to the HDD documentation on how to set the hard
disk drive jumper to Master.
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2.11
Reinstalling the power supply unit
Re-install the power supply unit (PSU) after installing the system
components and reconnecting the cables.
To reinstall the PSU:
1.
Replace the metal tray. Make sure
that the hooks align to their
respective grooves.
2.
Slide the PSU toward the
direction of the rear panel until it
fits in place.
3.
Connect the power plugs to the connectors on the motherboard. See
next page for details.
Make sure that the PSU cables do not interfere with the CPU and/or
chassis fans.
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Power supply unit plugs
a
b
c
d
d
a.
Connect the 4-pin power plug to the power connector of the optical
disk drive.
b
Connect the 4-pin power plug to the power connector of the VGA
card.
c.
Connect the 4-pin power plug to the power connector of the hard disk
drive.
d.
Connect the 4-pin 12 V and the 20-pin ATX power plugs to the
ATX12V and ATXPWR connectors, respectively. See page 3-7 for the
location of these connectors.
2.11.1 Voltage selector
The PSU has a 115 V/230 V
voltage selector switch
located beside the power
connector. Use this switch
to select the appropriate
voltage according to the
voltage supply in your area.
If the voltage supply in your
area is 100-127 V, set the switch to 115 V.
The voltage selector is set to 115 V by default.
If the voltage supply in your area is 200-240 V, set the switch to 230 V.
Setting the switch to 115 V in a 230 V environment will seriously
damage the system!
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2.11.2 Power supply specifications
Input characteristics
Input Voltage Range
Range 1
Range 2
Min
90 V
180 V
Input Frequency Range
47 Hz ~ 63 Hz
Maximum Input AC Current
5 A maximum at 115 Vac
3 A maximum at 230 Vac, full load
Inrush Current
45 A at 115 Vrms
90 A at 230 Vrms (at 25ºC ambient cold start)
Nom
115 V
230 V
Max
132 V
264 V
Output voltage requirements
Parameter
Range
Min
Nom
Max
Unit
+3.3 V
+/-5%
+3.14
+3.3
+3.47
Volts
+5 V
+/-5%
+4.75
+5
+5.25
Volts
+12 V
+/-5%
+11.4
+12.0
+12.6
Volts
-12 V
+/-10%
-10.8
-12.0
-13.2
Volts
+5 VSB
+/-5%
+4.75
+5
+5.25
Volts
•
At no load, +3.3 V output +/-5% regulation limits do not apply.
•
At +12 V surge, regulation can go up to +/-10%.
DC output current load ranges
Parameter
Min
Nom
Max
+3.3 V
0.5
-
17.0
Peak
Unit
-
Amps
+5 V
0.3
-
13.0
-
Amps
+12 V
1.0
-
16.0
17.0
Amps
-12 V
0.0
-
0.3
-
Amps
+5 VSB
0.0
-
2.0
2.5
Amps
•
+5 VSB is an SELV standby voltage that is always present when AC
main voltage is present.
•
The maximum continuous average DC output power should not
exceed 220 W.
•
The maximum combined load on +5 V and +3.3 V outputs should
not exceed 80 W.
•
The maximum peak total DC output power should not exceed 225 W.
•
Peak +12 VDC output power should not exceed a duration of 12
seconds.
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Output ripple
Parameter
Ripple & Noise Max
Unit
+3.3 V
100
mVp-p
+5 V
100
mVp-p
+12 V
150
mVp-p
-12 V
150
mVp-p
+5 VSB
100
mVp-p
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Replacing the cover
To replace the cover:
1.
Push down the top cover.
2..
Push to the direction of the
arrow until the rear portion of
the cover aligns with the metal
railing on the rear panel.
Metal railing
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3.
Tighten the screw by turning it
clockwise to secure the cover to
the rear panel.
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Connecting external devices
To the front panel
S1-P111
Headphone
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Mic
Scanner
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To the rear panel
PS/2 mouse
Power outlet
Printer
RJ-45
PS/2 KB
VGA
monitor
Line Out
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Line In
Mic
USB
mouse
USB
printer
Audio
devices
Chapter 2: Basic installation
This chapter gives information
about the motherboard that comes
with the system. This chapter
includes the motherboard layout,
jumper settings, and connector
locations.
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Motherboard info
Chapter 3
3.1
Introduction
The ASUS P4P8T motherboard comes already installed in the ASUS
S-presso barebone system. This chapter provides technical information
about the motherboard for future upgrades or system reconfiguration.
3.2
Motherboard layout
Mic
In
USB2.0
T: USB1
B: USB2
Intel
865G
ATX12V
USB2.0 Top:
T: USB3 RJ-45
B: USB4
RTL8100C
AD1888
MDC
FP_AUDIO
AGP
3-2
CD1 SPDIF OUT
P4P8T
Intel
ICH5
USB56
PCI Slot 1
SB_PWR
AUX1
Super
I/O
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
20.06cm (7.9in)
Line
In
Flash
BIOS
LCD_PANEL FLOPPY
PARALLEL PORT
CHA_FAN
Line
Out
DDR DIMM_B1 (64/72-bit, 184-pin module)
DDR DIMM_A1 (64/72-bit, 184-pin module)
VGA1
J1
CPU_FAN
Socket 478
SEC_IDE
PRI_IDE
PS/2
T:Mouse
B:Keyboard
ATX Power Connector
24.89cm (9.8in)
CLRTC
SATA2
SATA1
USB78
®
BUZZER
PANEL
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3.3
Jumper
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system
setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard
button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include
system setup information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1. Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the 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 failure!
CLRTC
1 2
P4P8T
P4P8T Clear RTC RAM
®
Normal
(Default)
2 3
Clear CMOS
The system automatically turns on when you clear the CMOS after first
reboot.
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3.4
Connectors
This section describes and illustrates the connectors on the motherboard.
See page 1-6 for the description of rear panel connectors.
1.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, 10-1 pin USB78)
USB Power
USBP2–
USBP2+
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. These USB connectors
comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to 480 Mbps
connection speed.
USB56
P4P8T
5
6
10
USB Power
USBP3–
USBP3+
GND
®
1
P4P8T USB connector
USB Power
USBP2–
USBP2+
GND
+5V
Power Botton
USB78
P4P8T
®
Dummy
USB Power
USBP3–
USBP3+
GND
1
P4P8T USB connector
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2.
Digital audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF OUT)
This connector is for a Sony/Philips Digital Interface (S/PDIF) port.
Connect the S/PDIF module cable to this connector, then install the
module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis.
P4P8T
SPDIFOUT
GND
+5V
The S/PDIF module is purchased separately.
SPDIF OUT
®
P4P8T Digital audio connector
3.
Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin FP_AUDIO)
Line out_L
NC
Line out_R
MICPWR
MIC2
This connector is for a chassis-mounted front panel audio I/O module
that supports AC`97 audio standard. Connect one end of the front
panel audio I/O module cable to this connector.
P4P8T Front panel audio connector
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BLINE_OUT_R
+5VA
AGND
®
BLINE_OUT_L
FP_AUDIO
P4P8T
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4.
CPU and chassis fan connectors (3-pin CPU_FAN,
CHA_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350 m A ~ 2000 mA (24
W max.) or a total of 1 A ~ 3.48 A (41.76 W max) at +12 V. 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.
CPU_FAN
GND
+12V
Rotation
CHA_FAN
GND
+12V
Rotation
P4P8T
®
P4P8T Fan connectors
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors.
Insufficient air flow within the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! Do not place jumper caps on the
fan connectors!
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5.
ATX power connectors (20-pin ATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
These connectors are for ATX power supply plugs. The power supply
plugs are designed to fit these connectors in only one orientation.
Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the connectors
completely fit.
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12 V power plug; otherwise,
the system will not boot up.
ATXPWR
+12.0Volts
+5V Standby
Power Good
Ground
+5.0 Volts
Ground
+5.0 Volts
Ground
+3.3 Volts
+3.3 Volts
+5.0 Volts
+5.0 Volts
-5.0 Volts
Ground
Ground
Ground
Power Supply On
Ground
-12.0Volts
+3.3Volts
ATX12V
P4P8T
®
P4P8T ATX power connector
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+12V DC
+12V DC
Ground
Ground
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6.
IDE connectors (40-1 pin PRI_IDE, SEC_IDE)
These connectors are for Ultra DMA 100/66 signal cables. 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 cables.
•
Use the 80-conductor IDE cable for Ultra DMA 100/66 IDE devices.
P4P8T
®
PIN 1
P4P8T IDE connectors
7.
PRI_IDE
SEC_IDE
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
Internal audio connectors (4-pin AUX1, CD1)
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound
sources such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, or MPEG card.
P4P8T Internal audio connectors
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Ground
Left Audio Channel
Right Audio Channel
®
Ground
Left Audio Channel
P4P8T
Right Audio Channel
AUX1 (White) CD1 (Black)
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8.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA2, SATA1)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA
hard disk drives.
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
SATA2
P4P8T
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
SATA1
®
P4P8T SATA connectors
Parallel ATA and Serial ATA device configurations
Following are the Parallel ATA and Serial ATA device configurations
supported by Intel ICH5 specifications.
N a t i v e operating systems (OS) are Windows® 2000/XP. ICH5
supports a maximum of six (6) devices using these OS.
L e g a c y OS are MS-DOS, Windows® 98/ME/NT4.0. ICH5 supports a
maximum of four (4) devices using these OS.
Operating System
P-ATA
Primary
Secondary
S-ATA
Port 1
Port 0
(2 devices)
(1 device)
(2 devices)
(1 device)
1. Windows 2000/XP
2. Windows® 98/Me/NT 4.0
®
Configuration A
Configuration B
Configuration C
Legend:
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—
—
—
—
— Disabled
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Required IDE Configuration settings in BIOS
Refer to the following table for the appropriate BIOS settings of the
above P-ATA and S-ATA device configurations. See section “5.3. 5 IDE
Configuration” for details on the related BIOS items.
W i n d o w s®
2000/XP
BIOS item
Onboard IDE Operate Mode
Enhanced Mode Support On
Enhanced Mode
S-ATA
IDE Port Settings
9.
—
W i n d o w s® 9 8 / M E / N T 4 . 0
A
B
C
Compatible Mode
—
Compatible Mode
Compatible Mode
—
—
Primary P-ATA+S-ATA Sec. P-ATA+S-ATA
P-ATA Ports Only
LCD panel connector (24-1-pin LCD_PANEL)
This connector is for the LCD panel on the front panel of the S1-P111
model.
LCD_PANEL
P4P8T
®
P4P8T LCD_PANEL connector
+5VSB
PIC_STB#
PIC_CLK
PIC_CLK
PIC_STB#
DJ_PLAY
DJ_SCANFW
SMBDATA
SMBCLK
DJ_VOLUP
DJ_STOP#
3-10
GND
PIC_DOUT
PIC_DIN
PIC_DIN
PIC_DOUT
+5V
DJ_SCANRW
+5VSB
GND
+12V
DJ_VOLDN
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1 0 . System panel connector (8-1 pin PANEL)
This connector accommodates several system front panel functions.
Power LED
IDE_LEDIDE_LED+
PLEDPLED+
IDE_LED
Ground
PWR
PANEL
ATX Power
Switch*
P4P8T
®
* Requires an ATX power supply.
P4P8T System panel connector
•
System power LED (2-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 LED (2-pin IDE_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD
Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes
when data is read from or written to the HDD.
•
ATX power button/soft-off button (2-pin PWR)
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.
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This chapter tells how to change
system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus and describes the
BIOS parameters.
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4.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
You need a USB floppy disk drive for utilities that require a floppy disk. If
you do not have a USB floppy disk drive, you can recover the BIOS using
the support CD. Proceed to page 4-8 for details.
1.
A F U D O S (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable floppy
disk.)
2.
A S U S E Z F l a s h (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk during POST.)
C r a s h F r e e B I O S 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable floppy disk
or the support CD when the BIOS gets corrupted.)
A S U S U p d a t e (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
3.
4.
Refer to the corresponding section for each utility.
4.1.1
1.
•
We recommend that you save a copy of the o r i g i n a l
m o t h e r b o a r d B I O S f i l e to a b o o t a b l e f l o p p y d i s k in case
you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original
motherboard BIOS using the AFUDOS or the ASUS Update utilities.
•
A w o r k i n g B I O S f i l e for this motherboard is in the support CD.
Use this file only when you do not have a copy of the original
motherboard BIOS file in a floppy disk.
•
Visit the ASUS website and download the latest BIOS file for this
motherboard using the ASUS Update utility.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a.
Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type f o r m a t A : / S , then press <Enter>.
W i n d o w s® X P e n v i r o n m e n t
a.
Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk into the floppy disk drive.
b. From your Windows desktop, click on S t a r tt, then select M y
C o m p u t e rr.
c. Select the 3 1 / 2 F l o p p y D r i v e 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.
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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.
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2.
Copy the original (or the latest) motherboard BIOS to the bootable
floppy disk.
4.1.2
Using AFUDOS to copy the current BIOS
The AFUDOS.EXE utility can also be used to copy the current system BIOS
settings to a floppy or hard disk. The copy can be used as a backup in case
the system BIOS fails or gets corrupted.
1.
At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
a f u d o s / o< f i l e n a m e >
where “filename” can be any user provided filename of not more than
eight (8) alpha-numeric characters for the main filename and three (3)
alpha-numeric characters for the extension name.
Press <Enter>.
The BIOS information on the screen is for reference only. What you see
on your screen may not be exactly the same as shown.
Main filename
Extension name
A:\>afudos /oMYBIOS03.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights
reserved.
Reading flash ..... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
2.
The utility will copy the current system BIOS by default to the floppy
disk. Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and have
enough space (at least 600 KB) to store the file.
A:\>afudos /oMYBIOS03.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights
reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
A:\>
When the BIOS copy process is complete, the utility returns to the
DOS prompt.
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4.1.3
Using AFUDOS to update the BIOS
The AFUDOS is a DOS-based application that lets you update the BIOS file
using a bootable floppy diskette. AFUDOS also allows you to copy the
original BIOS file to a floppy diskette.
To update the BIOS using the AFUDOS.EXE:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for your motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write down the BIOS file name to a piece of paper. You need to type the
e x a c t B I O S f i l e n a m e at the prompt.
2.
Copy the AFUDOS.EXE utility from the support CD to the bootable
floppy disk that contains the BIOS file.
3.
Boot the system from the floppy disk.
4.
At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /i<filename.rom>
where “filename.rom” means the latest (or original) BIOS file that you
copied to the bootable floppy disk.
The screen displays the status of the update process.
The BIOS information on the screen is for reference only. What you see
on your screen may not be exactly the same as shown.
A:\>afudos /ip4p8t.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! Doing
so may cause system boot failure!
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When the BIOS update process is complete, the utility returns to the
DOS prompt.
A:\>afudos /ip4p8t.rom
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights
reserved.
Reading file .....
Erasing flash ....
Writing flash ....
Verifying flash ..
done
done
0x0008CC00 (9%)
done
A:\>
5.
Reboot the system from the hard disk.
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4.1.4
Using ASUS EZ Flash to update the BIOS
The ASUS EZ Flash feature allows you to easily 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 is built-in the BIOS LPC chip so it is
accessible by simply pressing <Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self Tests
(POST).
To update the BIOS using ASUS EZ Flash:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for your motherboard and rename it to P 4 P 8 T . R O M
M. Save the
BIOS file to a floppy disk.
2.
Reboot the system.
3.
To launch EZ Flash, press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the
following.
User recovery requested. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
4.
•
Floppy not
If no floppy disk found in the drive, the error message “F
f o u n d !!” appears.
•
If the correct BIOS file is not found in the floppy disk, the error
P 4 P 8 T . R O M n o t f o u n d !!” appears.
message “P
Insert the floppy disk that contains the BIOS file. If the P 4 P 8 T . R O M
file is found in the floppy disk, EZ Flash performs the BIOS update
process and automatically reboots the system when done.
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so may cause system boot failure!
User recovery requested. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “p4p8t.rom”. Completed.
Start flashing...
Flashed successfully. Rebooting.
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4.1.5
Recovering the BIOS with CrashFree BIOS 2
The CrashFree BIOS 2 auto recovery tool allows you to restore BIOS from
the motherboard support CD, or from a floppy disk that contains the BIOS
file, in case the current BIOS on the motherboard fails or gets corrupted.
•
Prepare the s u p p o r t C D that came with the motherboard or a
floppy disk that contains the motherboard BIOS
(P4P8T.ROM) before proceeding with the BIOS update process.
•
If you have saved a copy of the original motherboard BIOS to a
bootable floppy disk, you may also use this disk to restore the BIOS.
See section “5.1.1 Creating a bootable floppy disk.”
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
Boot the system.
2.
When a corrupted BIOS is detected, the following message appears.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
3.
Insert a floppy disk that contains the original, or the latest, BIOS file
P4P8T.ROM
for this motherboard (P
M). If the BIOS file that you
downloaded from the ASUS website has a different filename (e.g.
P4P8T11.ROM
M), rename it to P 4 P 8 T
T.. R O M
M. The BIOS update
process continues when the P 4 P 8 T . R O M is found.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “p4p8t.rom”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so may cause system boot failure!
4.
When the BIOS update process is complete, reboot the system.
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To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Boot the system.
2.
When a corrupted BIOS is detected, the following screen message
appears.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
The system automatically checks the CD-ROM if there is no floppy disk
found in the drive.
3.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The support CD contains the
original BIOS for this motherboard.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
Checking for CD-ROM...
CD-ROM found.
Reading file “p4p8t.rom”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so may cause system boot failure!
4.
When the BIOS update process is complete, reboot the system.
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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4.1.6
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to update the motherboard
BIOS in Windows® environment. 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).
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
VX.XX.XX
X. See page 5-5 for the U t i l i t i e s menu screen.
The ASUS Update utility is copied into your system.
3.
To update the BIOS using the ASUS Update:
1.
2.
Launch the utility from the Windows desktop by clicking S t a r t >
Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate
e. The ASUS
Update initial screen appears.
Select your desired update method, then click N e x tt.
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3.
If you selected updating/
downloading from the Internet,
select the ASUS FTP site
nearest you to avoid network
traffic, or choose A u t o
S e l e c tt. Click N e x tt.
4.
From the FTP site, select the
BIOS version that you wish to
download. Click N e x tt.
Follow the screen instructions
to complete the update
process.
5.
If you selected the option to
update the BIOS from a file, a
window pops up prompting you
to locate the file. Select the
file, click S a v e
e, then follow the
screen instructions to
complete the update process.
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4.2
BIOS Setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable Firmware Hub (FWH) that you
can update using the provided utility described in section “4.1 Managing
and updating your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup.” This section
explains how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you may want to
change the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you
may want to enable the security password feature or make changes to 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 stores the Setup utility. When you start up the
computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to run this
program. Press <Delete> 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. It is a
menu-driven program, which means you can scroll through the various submenus and make your selections among the predetermined choices.
Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the following
BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purposes only, and
may not exactly match what you see on your screen.
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4.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Menu bar
System Time
System Date
Language
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
Configuration fields
General help
[11:10:19]
[Tue, 06/29/2004]
[English]
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to select a
field.
[Maxtor 6Y080L0]
[ASUS CDS520/]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Information
Sub-menu items
4.2.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
For changing the basic system configuration
Advanced
For changing the advanced system settings
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Boot
For changing the system boot configuration
Exit
For selecting the exit options and loading default
settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
4.2.3
Navigation keys
At the b o t t o m r i g h t c o r n e r 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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4.2.4
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.
The other items (Advanced, Power,
Boot, and Exit) on the menu bar
have their respective menu items.
4.2.5
Sub-menu items
System Time
System Date
Language
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
System Information
[11:10:19]
[Tue, 06/29/2004]
[English]
[Maxtor 6Y080L0]
[ASUS CDS520/]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system
time.
Main menu
items
An item with a sub-menu on any
menu screen is distinguished by a solid triangle before the item. To display
the sub-menu, select the item and press <Enter>.
4.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is
user-configurable, you may change the value of the field opposite the item.
You can not select an item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when
selected. To change the value of a field, select it then press Enter to
display a list of options. Refer to “4.2.7 Pop-up window.”
4.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with
the configuration options for that item.
4.2.8
Scroll bar
A scroll bar appears on the right side
of a menu screen when there are
items that do not fit on the screen.
Press U p / D o w n a r r o w k e y s or
P a g e U p / P a g e D o w n k e y s to
display the other items on the screen.
4.2.9
General help
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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4.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears
giving you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “4.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu
screen items and how to navigate through them.
System Time
System Date
Language
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
[11:10:19]
[Tue, 06/29/2004]
[English]
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to select a
field.
[Maxtor 6Y080L0]
[ASUS CDS520/]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
System Information
4.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xx]
Allows you to set the system time.
4.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
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4.3.3
Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave;
Third and Fourth IDE Master
While entering Setup, BIOS auto-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
Select the type of
device connected to the
system.
Device
: Hard Disk
Vendor
: Maxtor 6Y080L0
Size
: 81.9GB
LBA Mode
: Supported
Block Mode
: 16 Sectors
PIO Mode
: 4
Async DMA
: MultiWord DMA-2
Ultra DMA
: Ultra DMA-6
SMART Monitoring: Supported
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block (Multi-sector Transfer)
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
Smart Monitoring
32Bit Data Transfer
M
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
The values opposite the dimmed items (Device, Vendor, Size, LBA Mode,
Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra DMA, and SMART monitoring) are
auto-detected by BIOS and 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]
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]
4.3.4
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>
to configure the item.
IDE Configuration
Onboard IDE Operate Mode
Enhanced Mode Support On
IDE Detect Time Out (Sec)
[Enhanced Mode]
[S-ATA]
[35]
Set [Compatible Mode]
when Legacy OS (i.e.
WIN ME, 98, NT4.0, MS
DOS) is used.
Set [Enhanced Mode]
when Native OS (i.e.
WIN2000, WIN XP) is
used.
Onboard IDE Operate Mode [Enhanced Mode]
Allows selection of the IDE operation mode depending on the operating
system (OS) that you installed. Set to Enhanced Mode if you are using
native OS, such as Windows® 2000/XP. Set to Compatible Mode if you are
using legacy OS including MS-DOS, Windows® ME/98/NT4.0.
Configuration options: [Compatible Mode] [Enhanced Mode]
Refer to the “Parallel ATA and Serial ATA device configuration” section
on page 3-9 for correct IDE configuration settings in different operating
systems.
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Enhanced Mode Support On [S-ATA]
The default setting S-ATA allows you to use native OS on Serial ATA
and Parallel ATA ports. We recommend that you do not change the
default setting for better OS compatibility. In this setting, you may
use legacy OS on the Parallel ATA ports o n l y i f you did 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 encounter problems, revert to the
default setting S - A T A
A. Configuration options: [P-ATA+S-ATA]
[S-ATA] [P-ATA]
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]
4.3.5
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The
BIOS auto-detects the items in this menu.
AMI BIOS
Version
: 08.00.09
Build Date : 06/15/04
ID
: A0103101
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 1.70GHz
: 1700MHz
: 1
System Memory
Size
: 120MB
AMI BIOS
This item displays the auto-detected BIOS information.
Processor
This item displays the auto-detected CPU specification.
System Memory
This item displays the auto-detected system memory.
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4.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU
and other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCI PnP
USB Configuration
4.4.1
Configure CPU.
CPU Configuration
The items in this menu show the CPU-related information auto-detected by
BIOS.
Configure advanced CPU settings
Manufacturer
Brand String
Frequency
FSB Speed
: Intel(R)
: Intel(R) Celeron(R) 4 CPU 1.70GHz
: 1700MHz
: 400MHz
Cache L1
Cache L2
Cache L3
: 8 KB
: 128 KB
: 0 KB
Ratio Status : Locked
Ratio Actual Value : 17
Max CPUID Value Limit
Sets the ration
between CPU Core Clock
and the FSB Freuency.
Note: If an invalid
ratio is set in CMOS,
then actual and
setpoint values may
differ.
[Disabled]
Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the CPUID maximum value limit support for
older OS. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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4.4.2
Chipset
The Chipset menu items allow you to change the advanced chipset
settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Advanced Chipset settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
DDR Reference Voltage
DRAM Frequency
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
Internal Graphic Accelerate Mode
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Auto]
Graphic Adapter Priority
Onboard Video Memory
Graphics Aperture Size
[AGP/Int-VGA]
[Enabled, 8MB]
[ 64MB]
Boot Display Device
Flat Panel type
TV Standard
MPS Revision
[Auto]
[640x480LVDS]
[Auto]
[1.4]
Set DDR reference
voltage.
DDR Reference Voltage [Auto]
Allows you to set the DDR reference voltage. We recommend that you
keep the default setting [Auto]. Configuration options: [Auto] [2.60V]
[2.70V]
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Allows you to set the DRAM frequency. We recommend that you keep the
default setting [Auto]. Configuration options: [266MHz] [333MHz]
[400MHz] [Auto]
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).
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The following sub-items appear when this item is Disabled.
DRAM CAS# Latency [2.5 Clocks]
This item controls the latency between the SDRAM read command and
the time the data actually becomes available.
Configuration options: [2.0 Clocks] [2.5 Clocks] [3.0 Clocks]
DRAM RAS# Precharge [4 Clocks]
This item controls the idle clocks after issuing a precharge command
to the DDR SDRAM. Configuration options: [4 Clocks] [3 Clocks]
[2 Clocks]
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DRAM RAS# to CAS# Delay [4 Clocks]
This item controls the latency between the DDR SDRAM active
command and the read/write command.
Configuration options: [4 Clocks] [3 Clocks] [2 Clocks]
DRAM Precharge Delay [8 Clocks]
Configuration options: [8 Clocks] [7 Clocks] [6 Clocks] [5 Clocks]
DRAM Burst Length [8 Clocks]
Configuration options: [4 Clocks] [8 Clocks]
Internal Graphic Accelerate Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the internal graphic acceleration mode.
Configuration options: [2T] [1T] [Auto]
Graphic Adapter Priority [AGP/Int-VGA]
This option allows you to select the graphics controller to use as primary
boot device. Configuration options: [Internal VGA] [AGP/PCI] [PCI/AGP]
[PCI/Int-VGA]
Onboard Video Memory [Enabled, 8MB]
Allows you to set the size of the onboard video memory.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled, 1MB] [Enabled, 4MB]
[Enabled, 8MB] [Enabled, 16MB] [Enabled, 32MB]
Graphics Aperture Size [64MB]
Allows you to select the mapped memory for AGP graphic data.
Configuration options: [4MB] [8MB] [16MB] [32MB] [64MB] [128MB]
[256MB]
Boot Display Device [Auto]
Allows you to select the boot display device.
Configuration options: [Auto] [CRT] [TV] [EFP] [LFP] [CRT+EFP]
[CRT+LFP]
Flat Panel Display [640x480LVDS]
Allows you to select the flat panel display resolution when you selected
LCD Flat Panel [LFP] as your boot display device.
Configuration options: [640x480LVDS] [800x600LVDS] [1024x768LVDS]
[1280x1024LVDS] [1400x1050LVDS] [1600x1200LVDS]
[640x480CMOS] [800x600CMOS] [1024x768CMOS] [1280x1024CMOS]
[1400x1050CMOS] [1600x1200CMOS]
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TV Standard [Auto]
Allows you to select the TV standard when you selected TV as your boot
display device. Configuration options: [Auto] [NTSC_M] [NTSC_M_J]
[NTSC_433] [NTSC_N] [PAL_B] [PAL_G] [PAL_D] [PAL_H] [PAL_I]
[PAL_M] [PAL_N] [PAL_60] [SECAM_L] [SECAM_L1] [SECAM_B]
MPS Revision [1.4]
Configuration options: [1.4] [1.1]
4.4.3
Onboard Devices Configuration
OnBoard AC’97 Audio
OnBoard LAN
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
EPP Version
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Parallel Port IRQ
[378]
[EPP+ECP]
[1.9]
[DMA3]
[IRQ7]
OnBoard AC’97 Audio [Auto]
[Auto] allows the BIOS to detect whether you are using any audio device. If
an audio device is detected, the onboard audio controller is enabled; if no
audio device is detected, the controller is disabled.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled]
OnBoard LAN [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
OnBoard LAN Boot ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the option ROM in the onboard LAN
controller. This item appears only when the Onboard LAN item is set
to Enabled. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [378] [278]
Parallel Port Mode [EPP+ECP]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port mode.
Configuration options: [Normal] [EPP] [ECP] [EPP+ECP]
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 or E P P + E C P
P.
Configuration options: [1.9] [1.7]
ECP Mode DMA Channel [DMA3]
Allows selection of the Parallel Port ECP DMA channel. 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 C P or
EPP+ECP
P. Configuration options: [DMA0] [DMA1] [DMA3]
Parallel Port IRQ [IRQ7]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port IRQ.
Configuration options: [IRQ5] [IRQ7]
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4.4.4
PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for
PCI/PnP devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources
for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block
for legacy ISA devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items.
Incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced PCI PnP settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug and Play OS
PCI Latency Timer
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
Palette Snooping
PCI IDE BusMaster
[No]
[64]
[Yes]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
IRQ3
IRQ4
IRQ5
IRQ7
IRQ9
IRQ10
IRQ11
IRQ14
IRQ15
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
[Available]
NO: Lets the BIOS
configure all the
devices in the system.
YES: Lets the
operating system
configure Plug and
Play (PnP) devices not
required for boot if
your system has a Plug
and Play operating
system.
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 installed a Plug & Play operating system, the operating
system configures the Plug & Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device
latency timer register. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160]
[192] [224] [248]
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA [Yes]
When set to [Yes], BIOS assigns an IRQ to PCI VGA card if the card
requests for an IRQ. When set to [No], BIOS does not assign an IRQ to the
PCI VGA card even if requested. Configuration options: [Yes] [No]
Palette Snooping [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the palette snooping feature informs the PCI
devices that an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the
latter can function correctly. Setting to [Disabled] deactivates this feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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PCI IDE BusMaster [Enabled]
Allows the BIOS to use PCI bus mastering when reading/writing to IDE
devices. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IRQxx [Available]
When set to [Available], 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: [Available] [Reserved]
4.4.5
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allow you to change the USB-related features.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
USB Configuration
Module Version
Enables USB host
controllers.
: 2.22.4-5.3
USB Devices Enabled : None
USB Function
Legacy USB Support
USB 2.0 Controller
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
[8 USB Ports]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
[FullSpeed]
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the
auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows
None.
USB Function [8 USB Ports]
Allows you to set the number of USB ports to activate.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [2 USB Ports] [4 USB Ports] [6 USB
Ports] [8 USB Ports]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. Setting to
Auto allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup.
If detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is
detected, the legacy USB support is disabled.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Enabled] [Disabled]
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USB 2.0 Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 controller.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [FullSpeed]
Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or
Full Speed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [Full Speed ] [Hi Speed]
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
USB Mass Storage Device Configuration
USB Mass Storage Reset Delay
[20 Sec]
No USB Mass Storage device detected
Device #1
Emulation
Device #2
Emulation
Device #3
Emulation
Device #4
Emulation
Device #5
Emulation
Device #6
Emulation
Type
Type
Type
Type
Type
Type
Number of seconds
POST waits for the USB
mass storage device
after start unit
command.
N/A
[N/A]
N/A
[N/A]
N/A
[N/A]
N/A
[N/A]
N/A
[N/A]
N/A
[N/A]
USB Mass Storage Reset Delay [20 Sec]
Allows you to select the number of seconds POST waits for the USB
mass storage device after the start unit command. The message “No
USB mass storage device detected” appears if none is installed in the
system. Configuration options: [10 Sec ] [20 Sec] [30 Sec] [40 Sec]
Emulation Type [N/A]
When set to Auto, USB devices less than 530 MB will be emulated as a
floppy drive, and the remaining drives as hard drives. Forced FDD
option can be used to force an HDD formatted drive to boot as FDD
(for example, ZIP drive).
The Device and Emulation Type items appear only when USB storage
devices are installed.
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4.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Power Management (APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display
the configuration options.
Suspend Mode
Repost Video on S3 Resume
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI ASIC Support
[Auto]
[No]
[No]
[Enabled]
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
4.5.1
Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the ACPI state to be used for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]
4.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume [No]
Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
4.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support [No]
Allows you to add more tables for ACPI 2.0 specifications.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
4.5.4
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ACPI support in the 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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4.5.5
APM Configuration
APM Configuration
Restore on AC Power Loss
[Power Off]
Power
Power
Power
Power
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
On
On
On
On
By
By
By
By
PS/2 Devices
External Modems
PCI Devices
RTC Alarm
Set power state
after AC power
failure.
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.
Configuration options: [Power Off] [Power On]
Power On By PS/2 Devices [Disabled]
Allows you to use specific keys on the keyboard or the 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]
Power On By External Modems [Disabled]
Allows either settings of [Enabled] or [Disabled] for powering up the
computer when the external modem receives a call while the computer is in
Soft-off mode. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The computer cannot receive or transmit data until the computer and
applications are fully running. Thus, connection cannot be made on the
first try. Turning an external modem off and then back on while the
computer is off causes an initialization string that turns the system
power on.
Power On By PCI Devices [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to turn on the system
through a PCI LAN or modem card. This feature requires an ATX power
supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Power On By 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]
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Hardware Monitor
MB temperature.
Hardware Monitor
MB Temperature
CPU Temperature
[36° C/96.5° F]
[44° C/111° F]
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
[5234RPM]
[N/A]
VCORE Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
[1.808V]
[3.376V]
[5.080V]
[11.977V]
SMART Q-Fan Function
[Enabled]
MB Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
CPU Temperature [xxxºC/xxxºF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
motherboard and CPU temperatures. Select [Disabled] if you do not want
to display the detected temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [Ignored]
Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU,
chassis, and power fan speeds in rotations per minute (RPM). If any of the
fans is not connected to the motherboard, the specific field shows Ignored.
VC
ORE Voltage, +3.3V Voltage, +5V Voltage, +12V Voltag
e
CORE
Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output
through the onboard voltage regulators.
If any of the monitored items is out of range, the following error
message appears: “Hardware Monitor found an error. Enter Power setup
menu for details.” You will then be prompted to “Press F1 to continue or
DEL to enter SETUP.”
SMART Q-Fan Function [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the ASUS Smart Q-Fan feature that smartly
adjusts the fan speeds for more efficient system operation.
Configuration options: [Enabled] [Disabled]
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4.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Specifies the Boot
Device Priority
sequence.
Boot Settings
Boot Device Priority
Removable Drives
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
4.6.1
Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
[PM-Maxtor 6Y080L0]
[1st Floppy Drive]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
A device enclosed in
parenthesis has been
disabled in the
corresponding type
menu.
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 appear on the screen depends on
the the number of devices installed in the system.
Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled]
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Removable Drives
Removable Drives
1st Drive
[1st Floppy Drive]
Specifies the boot
sequence from the
available devices.
1st ~ xxth Drive [1st Floppy Drive]
These items specify the boot sequence from the available removable
drives. The number of drives that appear on the screen depends on the the
number of devices installed in the system. Configuration options: [xxxxx
Drive] [Disabled]
4.6.3
Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Full Screen Logo
Add On ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
PS/2 Mouse Support
Typematic Rate
Boot to OS/2
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Interrupt 19 Capture
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[Auto]
[Fast]
[No]
[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]
Full Screen Logo [Enabled]
This allows you to enable or disable the full screen logo display feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Make sure that the Full Screen Logo item is set to [Enabled] if you want
to use the ASUS MyLogo2™ feature.
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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]
Typematic Rate [Fast]
Allows you to select the keyboard typematic rate.
Configuration options: [Slow] [Fast]
Boot to OS/2 [No]
Allows you to specify the OS/2 compatibility mode.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for 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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4.6.4
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disable password.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
Not Installed
Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
Boot Sector Virus Protection
[Disabled]
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 have set a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
To set a S u p e r v i s o r P a s s w o r d
d:
1.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of
letters and/or numbers, then press Enter. Your password should have
at least six characters.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you have successfully set
your password.
The Supervisor Password item now shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
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. Refer to section “3.3 Jumper” for
instructions on erasing 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
[Setup]
Boot Sector Virus Protection
[Disabled]
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disable password.
[Full Access]
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 change to only 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
have set a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
To set a U s e r P a s s w o r d
d:
1.
Select the Change User Password item and press Enter.
2.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of
letters and/or numbers, then press Enter. Your password should have
at least six characters.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
Password Installed
The message “P
d” appears after you have successfully
set your password. The User Password item now shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
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 if you want 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]
Boot Sector Virus Protection [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the boot sector virus protection.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
4.7
Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values
for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Exit system setup
after saving the
changes.
F10 key can be used
for this operation.
Load Setup Defaults
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.
The CMOS RAM is sustained by an onboard backup battery and stays on
even when the PC is turned off. When you select this option, a confirmation
window appears. Select [Yes] to save changes and exit.
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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. Pressing <Enter> saves the changes while
exiting.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you
made to the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than
system date, system time, and password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation
before exiting.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears.
Select [Yes] to discard any changes and load the previously saved values.
Load Setup Defaults
This option allows you to load the default values for each of the
parameters on the Setup menus. When you select this option or if you
press <F5>, a confirmation window appears. Select [Yes] to load default
values. Select Exit Saving Changes or make other changes before saving
the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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Chapter 5
Starting up
This chapter helps you power up the system
and install drivers and utilities from the
support CD.
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For model S1-P111 with Instant On feature, make sure you have installed
Instant On b e f o r e proceeding to this section. Refer to Chapter 1 of the
Softw
a r e I n f o r m a t i o n guide for instructions on installing Instant On.
wa
5.1
Installing an operating system
The S-presso system supports Windows® 2000/XP operating systems (OS).
Always install the latest OS version and corresponding updates so you can
maximize the features of your hardware.
5.2
Powering up
Press the system power button ( ) to enter the S-presso operating
system (OS). Touch the Instant On power sensor ( ) to turn on the Sare Information
presso Instant On feature. See Chapter 1 of the S o f t w
wa
guide for details on the Instant On feature.
System power button
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Chapter 5: Starting up
5.3
Support CD information
The support CD that came with the S-presso system contains useful
software and several utility drivers that enhance the motherboard features.
5.3.1
•
Screen display and driver options may not be the same for other
operating system versions.
•
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time
without notice. Visit the ASUS website for updates.
Running the support CD
To begin using the support CD, place the CD into your optical drive. The CD
automatically displays the D r i v e r s menu if Autorun is enabled in your
computer.
Click an item to install
Click an icon to display
other information
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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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 Windows® XP Service Pack 1 component update for the USB
1.1/2.0 drivers. Install this update before you install the Intel® Chipset Inf
Update Program.
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
Intel(R) Extreme Graphics Driver
Installs the Intel® Extreme Graphics Driver.
ADI1888 Driver and Application
Installs the ADI1888 audio driver and the SoundMAX® application.
|See page 5-14 for details.
Realtek RTL8100C 10/100M LAN Driver
Installs the Realtek® RTL8100C 10/100M LAN Driver.
USB 2.0 Driver
Installs the USB 2.0 driver.
TV Tuner Driver
Installs the TV tuner driver.
Make sure you install the Microsoft DirectX 9.0c utility b e f o r e installing
the TV tuner driver.
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5.3.3
Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the
motherboard supports.
ASUS PC Probe
This utility continuously monitors vital system information such as fan
rotations, CPU temperature, and system voltages, and alerts you on any
detected problems. This utility helps you keep your computer in a healthy
operating condition. See page5-10 for details.
ASUS Update
Installs the ASUS Update that allows you to update the motherboard BIOS
in Windows® environment, This utility requires an Internet connection either
through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP). See page 5-8for
details.
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®. The Acrobat Reader® software is for
viewing files saved in Portable Document Format (PDF).
ASUS Screensaver
Installs the ASUS screensaver.
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ASUS contact information
Click the Contact tab to display the ASUS contact information.
5.3.5
Other information
The icons on the top right side of the screen give additional information on
the motherboard and the contents of the support CD. Click an icon to
display the specified information.
Motherboard info
Displays the general specifications of the motherboard.
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Browse this CD
Displays the support CD contents in graphical format.
Technical support form
Displays the ASUS Technical Support Request Form that you have to fill out
when requesting technical support.
Filelist
Displays the contents of the support CD and a brief description of each in
text format.
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Software information
Most of the applications in the support CD have wizards that will
conveniently guide you through the installation. View the online help or
readme file that came with the software for more information.
5.4.1
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to update the motherboard
BIOS. This utility requires an Internet connection either through a network
or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Follow these steps to use the ASUS Update.
1.
Launch the utility from your
Windows Start menu:
Programs/AsusUpdate
Vx.xx.xx/AsusUpdate
The ASUS Update initial screen
appears.
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2.
Select your desired update
method, then click N e x tt.
3.
If you selected updating/
downloading from the Internet,
select the ASUS FTP site
nearest you to avoid network
traffic, or choose Auto Select.
Click N e x tt.
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4.
From the FTP site, select the
BIOS version that you wish to
download. Click N e x tt.
5.
The BIOS ROM information is
displayed. Click Flash to update
the BIOS.
If you selected the option to
update the BIOS from a file, a
window pops up prompting you
to locate the file. Select the file,
click Save, then follow the
screen instructions to complete
the update process.
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5.4.2
ASUS PC Probe
ASUS PC Probe is a monitoring utility that continuously keeps track of vital
system information such as fan rotations, voltages, and temperatures. This
utility also allows you to check other information about your computer,
including hard disk space, memory usage, and CPU type, CPU speed, and
internal/external frequencies through the DMI Explorer.
Starting ASUS PC Probe
When ASUS PC Probe starts, a splash screen appears allowing you to select
whether to show the screen again when you open PC Probe or not. To
bypass this startup screen, clear the S h o w u p i n n e x t e x e c u t i o n check
box.
To launch A S U S P C P r o b e
e, click the Windows S t a r t button, point to
P r o g r a m ss, and then A S U S U t i l i t y
y, and then click P r o b e V x . x xx.
in the taskbar system tray indicates that ASUS PC
The PC Probe icon
Probe is running. Clicking the icon allows you to see the status of your PC.
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Using ASUS PC Probe
Monitoring tab
Monitor Summary
Shows a summary of the items being
monitored.
Temperature Monitor
Shows the system temperature (for
supported processors only).
Temperature Warning
threshold adjustment
(Move the slider up to increase the
threshold level or down to decrease
the threshold level)
Fan Monitor
Shows the system’s fan rotations.
Fan Warning
threshold adjustment
(Move the slider up to increase the
threshold level or down to decrease
the threshold level)
Voltage Monitor
Shows the system voltages.
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Settings
Lets you set threshold levels and
polling intervals or refresh times of
the system temperature, fan
rotation, and voltages.
History
Lets you record the monitoring
activity of a certain component of
the system for future reference.
Information tab
Hard Drive
Shows the used and free space of the
system’s hard disk drive and the file
allocation table or file system used.
Memory
Shows the system memory load,
memory usage, and paging file usage.
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DMI Explorer
Shows information pertinent to the
system, such as CPU type, CPU
speed, and internal/external
frequencies, and memory size.
Utility tab
Utility
Lets you run programs outside of the
ASUS Probe modules. To run a
program, click E x e c u t e P r o g r a m
m.
N O T E : This feature is currently
unavailable.
ASUS PC Probe Task Bar Icon
Right clicking the PC Probe icon brings
up a menu to open or exit ASUS PC
Probe and pause or resume all system
monitoring.
When the ASUS PC Probe senses a
problem with your PC, portions of the
ASUS PC Probe icon change to red,
the PC speaker beeps, and the ASUS
PC Probe monitor appears.
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Multi-channel audio feature
The ADI AD1888 audio CODEC provides 6-channel audio capability. Install
the S o u n d M A X® A u d i o D r i v e r a n d A p p l i c a t i o n from the support CD
that came with the motherboard package to activate the 6-channel audio
feature.
You must use 4-channel or 6-channel speakers for this setup.
Setting to multi-channel audio
After installing the audio driver, follow these instructions to adjust the
audio settings and avail the onboard 6-channel audio feature.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
From the taskbar, double-click
on the S o u n d M A X D i g i t a l
I n t e g r a t e d A u d i o icon to
display the S o u n d M A X
C o n t r o l P a n e ll.
The L i s t e n i n g E n v i r o n m e n t
tab allows you to set to
multi-channel speakers, enable
or disable the V i r t u a l T h e a t e r
Surround
d, and select
A c o u s t i c E n v i r o n m e n t s and
V i r t u a l E a rr.
The default setting is S t e r e o
S p e a k e r s (2-channel). To set
to a 6-channel speaker system,
click the arrow under S p e a k e r
S e t u p to display a list of
options.
Select the option S u r r o u n d
Sound Speakers (5.1
S u r r o u n d )).
Click the A p p l y button.
6.
Click the T e s t button to display
the T e s t L i s t e n i n g
E n v i r o n m e n t window.
7.
Select the audio test path from
the drop-down menu.
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8.
After selecting an option, test your
setting by clicking the P l a y T e s t
N o i s e button. While testing, you
will see a black circle moving on
the screen indicating the audio
path.
The P l a y T e s t N o i s e button
becomes S t o p P l a y i n g button.
Click this button at any time to
stop playing.
9.
Click the C l o s e button when done.
Audio path indicator
10. The M I D I M u s i c S y n t h e s i z e r
tab allows you to select a setting
for the MIDI.
11. Click the S y n t h e s i z e r D e f a u l t
S e t drop-down menu to display a
list of options. Choose the desired
setting.
12. Click A p p l y
y, then click O K when
finished.
13. Reboot the computer.
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Adjusting the volume settings
1.
After rebooting the system, click
on the volume control icon on the
Windows® taskbar to display the
V o l u m e C o n t r o l window.
2.
Click the Volume Control
A d v a n c e d button. The
Advanced Controls for
V o l u m e C o n t r o l window
appears.
To achieve 6-channel audio
capability when playing DVDs,
check the boxes opposite A C 3
S P D I F and P C M S P D I FF. Click
Close
e.
Adjusting the microphone settings
1.
2.
3.
Click on the Microphone A d v a n c e d
button to display the A d v a n c e d
Controls for Microphone
window.
Check the box opposite M i c 2
S e l e c t to enable the front panel
microphone.
Click C l o s e for the new settings to
take effect.
The rear panel Mic port (pink) is automatically disabled when you enable
the front panel Mic port. Only one Mic port works at a time.
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