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Motherboard
P5VDC-MX
E2545
Revised Edition V2
March 2006
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Contents
Notices ................................................................................................ vi
Safety information ............................................................................. vii
About this guide ............................................................................... viii
P5VDC-MX specifications summary ..................................................... x
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.1
Welcome! .............................................................................. 1-2
1.2
Package contents ................................................................. 1-2
1.3
Special features .................................................................... 1-2
1.3.1
Product highlights ................................................... 1-2
1.3.2
Innovative ASUS features ....................................... 1-4
1.4
Before you proceed .............................................................. 1-5
1.5
Motherboard overview .......................................................... 1-6
1.6
1.7
1.8
1.5.1
Placement direction ................................................ 1-6
1.5.2
Screw holes ............................................................ 1-6
1.5.3
Motherboard layout ................................................ 1-7
Central Processing Unit (CPU) .............................................. 1-8
1.6.1
Installling the CPU ................................................... 1-8
1.6.2
Installling the CPU heatsink and fan ..................... 1-11
1.6.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan .................. 1-13
System memory ................................................................. 1-15
1.7.1
Overview ............................................................... 1-15
1.7.2
Memory Configurations ......................................... 1-15
1.7.3
DDR Qualified Vendors List ................................... 1-16
1.7.4
Installing a DDR DIMM (blue slots) ........................ 1-18
1.7.5
Removing a DDR DIMM .......................................... 1-18
1.7.6
Installing a DDR2 DIMM (yellow slots) .................. 1-19
1.7.7
Removing a DDR2 DIMM ........................................ 1-19
Expansion slots ................................................................... 1-20
1.8.1
Installing an expansion card .................................. 1-20
1.8.2
Configuring an expansion card .............................. 1-20
1.8.3
Interrupt assignments .......................................... 1-21
1.8.4
PCI slots ................................................................ 1-22
1.8.5
PCI Express x1 slot ............................................... 1-22
1.8.6
AGP slot ................................................................ 1-22
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Contents
1.9
1.10
Jumpers .............................................................................. 1-23
Connectors ......................................................................... 1-25
1.10.1 Rear panel connectors .......................................... 1-25
1.10.2 Internal connectors ............................................... 1-26
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
2.1
2.2
2.3
2.4
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Managing and updating your BIOS ........................................ 2-2
2.1.1
Creating a bootable floppy disk .............................. 2-2
2.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash utility .............................................. 2-3
2.1.3
AFUDOS utility ........................................................ 2-4
2.1.4
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility ................................ 2-6
2.1.5
ASUS Update utility ................................................ 2-8
BIOS setup program ........................................................... 2-11
2.2.1
BIOS menu screen ................................................. 2-12
2.2.2
Menu bar ............................................................... 2-12
2.2.3
Navigation keys .................................................... 2-12
2.2.4
Menu items ........................................................... 2-13
2.2.5
Sub-menu items ................................................... 2-13
2.2.6
Configuration fields .............................................. 2-13
2.2.7
Pop-up window ..................................................... 2-13
2.2.8
Scroll bar .............................................................. 2-13
2.2.9
General help .......................................................... 2-13
Main menu .......................................................................... 2-14
2.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xxxx] ..................................... 2-14
2.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx] ............................ 2-14
2.3.3
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.] ...................... 2-14
2.3.4
Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave ............. 2-15
2.3.5
System Information .............................................. 2-16
Advanced menu .................................................................. 2-17
2.4.1
JumperFree Configuration .................................... 2-17
2.4.2
USB Configuration ................................................. 2-18
2.4.3
CPU Configuration ................................................. 2-19
2.4.4
Chipset ................................................................. 2-20
2.4.5
Onboard Devices Configuration ............................ 2-24
Contents
2.4.6
2.5
2.6
2.7
PCI PnP ................................................................. 2-25
Power menu ........................................................................ 2-27
2.5.1
Suspend Mode [Auto] .......................................... 2-27
2.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume [No] ........................ 2-27
2.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support [No] ......................................... 2-27
2.5.4
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled] ................................ 2-27
2.5.5
APM Configuration ................................................ 2-28
2.5.6
Hardware Monitor ................................................. 2-29
Boot menu .......................................................................... 2-30
2.6.1
Boot Device Priority .............................................. 2-30
2.6.2
Boot Settings Configuration ................................. 2-31
2.6.3
Security ................................................................ 2-32
Exit menu ........................................................................... 2-34
Chapter 3: Software support
3.1
Installing an operating system ............................................. 3-2
3.2
Support CD information ........................................................ 3-2
3.3
3.2.1
Running the support CD ......................................... 3-2
3.2.2
Drivers menu .......................................................... 3-3
3.2.3
Utilities menu .......................................................... 3-4
3.2.4
Make Disk menu ...................................................... 3-5
3.2.5
Manuals menu ......................................................... 3-5
3.2.6
ASUS Contact information ...................................... 3-6
RAID configurations .............................................................. 3-7
3.3.1
3.4
Installing hard disks ................................................ 3-8
Creating a RAID driver disk ................................................. 3-12
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Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
• This device may not cause harmful interference, and
• This device must accept any interference received including interference
that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics
card is required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or
modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate
this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference
Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.
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Safety information
Electrical safety
• To prevent electrical shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from
the electrical outlet before relocating the system.
• When adding or removing devices to or from the system, ensure that
the power cables for the devices are unplugged before the signal cables
are connected. If possible, disconnect all power cables from the existing
system before you add a device.
• Before connecting or removing signal cables from the motherboard,
ensure that all power cables are unplugged.
• Seek professional assistance before using an adapter or extension cord.
These devices could interrupt the grounding circuit.
• Make sure that your power supply is set to the correct voltage in your
area. If you are not sure about the voltage of the electrical outlet you
are using, contact your local power company.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
• Before installing the motherboard and adding devices on it, carefully read
all the manuals that came with the package.
• Before using the product, make sure all cables are correctly connected
and the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage,
contact your dealer immediately.
• To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets and circuitry.
• Avoid dust, humidity, and temperature extremes. Do not place the
product in any area where it may become wet.
• Place the product on a stable surface.
• If you encounter technical problems with the product, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product
(electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in municipal
waste.
Please check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
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About this guide
This user guide contains the information you need when installing and
configuring the motherboard.
How this guide is organized
This manual contains the following parts:
•
Chapter 1: Product introduction
This chapter describes the features of the motherboard and the new
technology it supports. This chapter also lists the hardware setup
procedures that you have to perform when installing system
components. It includes description of the jumpers and connectors on
the motherboard.
•
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
This chapter tells how to change system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
•
Chapter 3: Software support
This chapter describes the contents of the support CD that comes
with the motherboard package.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product
and software updates.
1.
ASUS websites
The ASUS website provides updated information on ASUS hardware
and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
2.
Optional documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as
warranty flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These
documents are not part of the standard package.
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Conventions used in this guide
To make sure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the
following symbols used throughout this manual.
D A N G E R / W A R N I N G : Information to prevent injury to yourself
when trying to complete a task.
C A U T I O N : Information to prevent damage to the components
when trying to complete a task.
I M P O R T A N T : Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a
task.
N O T E : Tips and additional information to help you complete a
task.
Typography
Bold text
Indicates a menu or an item to select
Italics
Used to emphasize a word or a phrase
<Key>
Keys enclosed in the less-than and greater-than sign means
that you must press the enclosed key
Example: <Enter> means that you must press the Enter or
Return key
<Key1+Key2+Key3>
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the
key names are linked with a plus sign (+)
Example: <Ctrl+Alt+D>
Command
Means that you must type the command exactly as shown,
then supply the required item or value enclosed in
brackets
Example: At the DOS prompt, type the command line:
afudos /i[filename]
afudos /iP5VDCMX.ROM
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P5VDC-MX specifications summary
CPU
LGA775 socket for Intel® Pentium® D/Pentium® 4/
Celeron CPU Compatible with Intel® 05B/05A and 04B/
04A processor
Supports Intel® EM64T/Hyper-Threading Technology
(Note: Due to chipset limitation, the Intel Enhanced Intel
SpeedStep Technology, C1E, and TM2 are not
supported in this model)
Chipset
Northbridge: VIA P4M800 PRO
Southbridge: VIA VT8251
Front Side Bus
800/533 MHz
Memory
2 x 240-pin DIMM sockets support max. 2GB DDR2
533/400 non-ECC, unbuffered memory.
2 x 184-pin DIMM sockets support max. 2GB DDR 400/
333/266 non-ECC, unbuffered memory
(Note:DDR and DDR2 memory can not be used
simulltaneously)
Expansion slots
1 x AGP 8X/4X (1.5V only)
1 x PCI Express x1
2 x PCI, PCI 2.2
VGA
Integrated VIA UniChrome Graphics, up to 64MB shared
memory
Storage
South Bridge: VT8251
2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66
4 x Serial ATA 3Gb/s with RAID 0, 1, 0+1 & JBOD
function
LAN
Realtek RTL8201CL 10/100 LAN controller
Audio
Realtek ALC653 AC’97 6-channel Audio CODEC
Other ASUS
Special Features
ASUS Q-Fan
ASUS EZ Flash
CrashFree BIOS 2
ASUS MyLogo
Back panel I/O
Ports
1 x Parallel port
1 x RJ-45
4 x USB 2.0/1.1
1 x VGA out
1 x Serial port
1 x PS/2 keyboard
1 x PS/2 mouse
1 x 6-Channel Audio I/O
(continued on the next page)
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P5VDC-MX specifications summary
BIOS
4 Mb Flash ROM, AMI BIOS, PnP, WfM2.0, DMI2.0,
SM BIOS 2.3
Manageability
WOL by PME, WOR by PME, Chassis Intrussion, PXE, RPL
USB
Max. 8 USB 2.0 ports
Internal I/O
connectors
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connector supports additional 4 USB
ports
4 x SATA connector
2 x IDE connector
CPU/Chassis fan connectors
Game/MIDI connector
24-pin EATX Power connector
4-pin ATX 12 V Power connector
CD/AUX audio-in connector
Chassis Intrusion
1 x Floppy disk drive connector
1 x S/PDIF out connector
Front panel audio connector
System panel connector
Form Factor
mATX Form Factor, 9.6 in x 9.6 in (24.5 cm x 24.5 cm)
Support CD
contents
Drivers
ASUS PC Probe
ASUS Live Update utility
Anti-virus software (OEM version)
*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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This chapter describes the motherboard
features and the new technologies
it supports.
1
Product
introduction
ASUS P5VDC-MX
1-1
1.1
Welcome!
T h a n k y o u f o r b u y i n g a n A S U S® P 5 V D C - M X m o t h e r b o a r d !
The motherboard delivers a host of new features and latest technologies,
making it another standout in the long line of ASUS quality motherboards!
Before you start installing the motherboard, and hardware devices on it,
check the items in your package with the list below.
1.2
Package contents
Check your motherboard package for the following items.
Motherboard
ASUS P5VDC-MX motherboard
Cables
1 x Serial ATA power cable
1 x Serial ATA signal cable
1 x Ultra DMA 133/100 cables
1 x Floppy disk drive cable
Accessories
I/O shield
Application CDs
ASUS motherboard support CD
Documentation
User guide
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer.
1.3
Special features
1.3.1
Product highlights
Latest processor technology
The motherboard comes with a 775-pin surface mount Land Grid Array
(LGA) socket designed for the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor in the 775-land
package. The motherboard supports the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with
800 MHz Front Side Bus (FSB), and core speed of up to 3.8 GHz. The
motherboard also supports the Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology and is
fully compatible with Intel® 05B/05A and 04B/04A processors.
See page 1-8 for details.
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64-bit CPU support
64-bit computing, the next generation technology to replace current 32-bit
architecture, delivers advanced system performance, faster memory access
and increased productivity. This motherboard provides excellent
compatibility and flexibility by supporting either 64-bit or 32-bit
architecture.
Dual-Core CPU
Enjoy the extraordinary CPU power from the latest dual-core CPU. The
advanced processing technology contains two physical CPU cores with
individually dedicated L2 cache to satisfy the rising demand for more
powerful processing capability.
AGP 8X support
The AGP 8X (AGP 3.0) VGA interface specification enables enhanced
graphics performance with high bandwidth speeds up to 2.12 GB/s.
Serial ATA II technology
The motherboard supports the Serial ATA II technology through the Serial
ATA interfaces and the VIA VT8251 chipset. The SATA specification allows
for thinner, more flexible cables with lower pin count, reduced voltage
requirement, and up to 300 MB/s data transfer rate. See page 1-28 for
details.
Onboard RAID solution
The onboard VIA VT8251 chipset allows RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and
JBOD configuration for four SATA connectors. Refer to page 3-7~3-12 for
details.
USB 2.0 technology
The motherboard implements the Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0
specification, dramatically increasing the connection speed from the 12
Mbps bandwidth on USB 1.1 to a fast 480 Mbps on USB 2.0. USB 2.0 is
backward compatible with USB 1.1. See page 1-24, 1-26, 1-31 for details.
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AUDIO CODEC
The Realtek ALC653 is an AC”97 CODEC that allows 6-channel audio
playback. The audio CODEC provides six DAC channels for 5.1 surround
sound, AUX, and Line In stereo inputs.
1.3.2
Innovative ASUS features
CrashFree BIOS 2
This feature allows you to restore the original BIOS data from the support CD
in case when the BIOS codes and data are corrupted. This protection
eliminates the need to buy a replacement ROM chip. See details on page 2-6.
ASUS EZ Flash BIOS
With the ASUS EZ Flash, you can easily update the system BIOS even
before loading the operating system. No need to use a DOS-based utility or
boot from a floppy disk. See page 2-3 for details.
ASUS Q-Fan technology
The ASUS Q-Fan technology smartly adjusts the CPU fan speed according
to the system loading to ensure quiet, cool, and efficient operation. See
page 2-30 for deails.
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1.4
Before you proceed
Take note of the following precautions before you install motherboard
components or change any motherboard settings.
•
Unplug the power cord from the wall socket before touching any
component.
•
Use a grounded wrist strap or touch a safely grounded object or to
a metal object, such as the power supply case, before handling
components to avoid damaging them due to static electricity
•
Hold components by the edges to avoid touching the ICs on them.
•
Whenever you uninstall any component, place it on a grounded
antistatic pad or in the bag that came with the component.
•
Before you install or remove any component, ensure
that the ATX power supply is switched off or the
p o w e r c o r d i s d e t a c h e d f r o m t h e p o w e r s u p p l y . Failure
to do so may cause severe damage to the motherboard, peripherals,
and/or components.
Onboard LED
P5VDC-MX
The motherboard comes with a standby power LED that lights up to
indicate that the system is ON, in sleep mode, or in soft-off mode.
This is a reminder that you should shut down the system and unplug
the power cable before removing or plugging in any motherboard
component. The illustration below shows the location of the onboard
LED.
SB_PWR
®
P5VDC-MX Onboard LED
ASUS P5VDC-MX
ON
Standby
Power
OFF
Powered
Off
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1.5
Motherboard overview
Before you install the motherboard, study the configuration of your chassis
to ensure that the motherboard fits into it.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before installing or removing the
motherboard. Failure to do so can cause you physical injury and damage
motherboard components.
1.5.1
Placement direction
When installing the motherboard, make sure that you place it into the
chassis in the correct orientation. The edge with external ports goes to the
rear part of the chassis as indicated in the image below.
1.5.2
Screw holes
Place eight (8) screws into the holes indicated by circles to secure the
motherboard to the chassis.
Do not overtighten the screws! Doing so can damage the motherboard.
P5VDC-MX
Place this side towards
the rear of the chassis
®
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1.5.3
Motherboard layout
24.5cm (9.6in)
PS/2KBMS
T: Mouse
B: Keyboard
KBPWR
CPU_FAN
COM1
Top:Line In
Center:Line Out
PRI_IDE
24.5cm (9.6in)
LAN_USB12
EATXPWR
VIA
P4M800 PRO
CHA_FAN
DDR_2 (64 bit,184-pin module)
ATX12V
USBPW12
USBPW34
DDR_1 (64 bit,184-pin module)
USB34
DDR2_2 (64 bit,240-pin module)
P5VDC-MX
VGA
DDR2_1 (64 bit,240-pin module)
PARALLEL PORT
LGA775
RTL8201CL
Below:Mic In
AGP
AUX1
SEC_IDE
CD1
®
PCIEX1
ALC653
FP_AUDIO
SPDIF_OUT
VIA
VT8251
SB_PWR
PCI1
SATA1
SATA3
SATA2
SATA4
Super
I/O
CR2032 3V
Lithium Cell
CMOS Power
4Mb
BIOS
PCI2
CLRTC
CHASSIS
GAME
ASUS P5VDC-MX
FLOPPY
USBPW56
USBPW78
USB56
USB78
PANEL
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1.6
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
The motherboard comes with a surface mount LGA775 socket designed for
the Intel® Pentium® 4/Intel® Pentium® D processor in the 775-land package.
1.6.1
•
Your boxed Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 processor package should
come with installation instructions for the CPU, fan and heatsink
assembly. If the instructions in this section do not match the CPU
documentation, follow the latter.
•
Upon purchase of the motherboard, make sure that the PnP cap is
on the socket and the socket pins are not bent. Contact your
retailer immediately if the PnP cap is missing, or if you see any
damage to the PnP cap/socket pins/motherboard components.
ASUS will shoulder the cost of repair only if the damage is shipment/
transit-related.
•
Keep the cap after installing the motherboard. ASUS will process
Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) requests only if the
motherboard comes with the cap on the LGA775 socket.
•
The product warranty does not cover damage to the socket pins
resulting from incorrect CPU installation/removal, or misplacement/
loss/incorrect removal of the PnP cap.
•
Due to chipset limitation.The motherboard does not support
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep technology, C1E and TM2 technology.
•
This motherboard does not support Intel® Pentium® Processor
Extreme Edition.
Installling the CPU
To install a CPU:
Locate the CPU socket on the motherboard.
P5VDC-MX
1.
®
P5VDC-MX CPU Socket 775
Before installing the CPU, make sure that the socket box is facing
towards you and the load lever is on your left.
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2.
Press the load lever with your thumb (A) and move it to the left (B)
until it is released from the retention tab.
PnP Cap
Retention tab
A
Load lever
B
This side of the cam
box should face you.
To prevent damage to the socket pins, do not remove the PnP cap
unless you are installing a CPU.
3.
Lift the load lever in the direction
of the arrow to a 135º angle.
4.
Lift the load plate with your
thumb and forefinger to a 100º
angle (A), then push the PnP cap
from the load plate window to
remove (B).
B
A
Load plate
5.
Position the CPU over the
socket, making sure that
the gold triangle is on
the bottom-left corner of
the socket. The socket
alignment key should fit
into the CPU notch.
Alignment key
Gold triangle mark
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6.
Close the load plate (A), then
push the load lever (B) until it
snaps into the retention tab.
A
B
The CPU fits in only one correct orientation. DO NOT force the CPU into
the socket to prevent bending the connectors on the socket and
damaging the CPU!
Notes on Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology
•
This motherboard supports Intel® Pentium® 4 CPUs in the 775-land
package with Hyper-Threading Technology.
•
Hyper-Threading Technology is supported under Windows® XP/2003
Server and Linux 1.7.x (kernel) and later versions only. Under Linux,
use the Hyper-Threading compiler to compile the code. If you are
using any other operating systems, disable the Hyper-Threading
Technology item in the BIOS to ensure system stability and
performance.
•
Installing Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later version is
recommended.
•
Make sure to enable the Hyper-Threading Technology item in BIOS
before installing a supported operating system.
•
For more information on Hyper-Threading Technology, visit
www.intel.com/info/hyperthreading.
To use the Hyper-Threading Technology on this motherboard:
1.
Install an Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU in the 775-land package that supports
Hyper-Threading Technology.
2.
Power up the system and enter the BIOS Setup (see Chapter 2: BIOS
setup). Under the Advanced Menu, make sure that the item
Hyper-Threading Technology is set to Enabled. The item appears only
if you installed a CPU that supports Hyper-Threading Technology.
3.
Reboot the computer.
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1.6.2
Installling the CPU heatsink and fan
®
The Intel Pentium® 4/Pentium® D LGA775 processor requires a specially
designed heatsink and fan assembly to ensure optimum thermal condition
and performance.
•
Install the motherboard to the chassis before you install the CPU fan
and heatsink assembly
•
When you buy a boxed Intel® Pentium® 4 processor, the package
includes the CPU fan and heatsink assembly. If you buy a CPU
separately, make sure that you use only Intel®-certified
multi-directional heatsink and fan.
•
Your Intel® Pentium® 4 LGA775 heatsink and fan assembly comes in
a push-pin design and requires no tool to install.
If you purchased a separate CPU heatsink and fan assembly, make sure
that a Thermal Interface Material is properly applied to the CPU heatsink
or CPU before you install the heatsink and fan assembly.
To install the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
Place the heatsink on top of the
installed CPU, making sure that
the four fasteners match the
holes on the motherboard.
Fastener
Motherboard hole
Make sure each fastener is oriented as shown, with the narrow groove
directed outward.
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2.
3.
Push down two fasteners at a
time in a diagonal sequence to
secure the heatsink and fan
assembly in place.
A
B
B
A
B
A
A
B
When the fan and heatsink assembly is in place, connect the CPU fan
cable to the connector on the motherboard labeled CPU_FAN.
CPU_FAN
P5VDC-MX
GND
CPU FAN PWR
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWM
®
P5VDC-MX CPU fan connector
Do not forget to connect the CPU fan connector! Hardware monitoring
errors can occur if you fail to plug this connector.
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1.6.3
Uninstalling the CPU heatsink and fan
To uninstall the CPU heatsink and fan:
1.
Disconnect the CPU fan
cable from the connector
on the motherboard labeled
CPU_FAN.
2.
Rotate each fastener
counterclockwise.
3.
Pull up two fasteners at a
time in a diagonal sequence
to disengage the heatsink
and fan assembly from the
motherboard.
B
A
A
B
A
B
B
A
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4.
Remove the heatsink and fan
assembly from the
motherboard.
5.
Rotate each fastener
clockwise to reset the
orientation.
Narrow end of the groove
The narrow end of the
groove should point
outward after resetting.
(The photo shows the
groove shaded for
emphasis.)
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.7
System memory
1.7.1
Overview
The motherboard comes with two 240-pin Double Data Rate (DDR2) and
two 184-pin DDR Dual Inline Memory Modules (DIMM) sockets.
DDR2 DIMMS are notched differently to prevent installation on a DDR DIMM
socket.
The following figure illustrates the location of the sockets:
Sockets
DDR_1 and DDR_2
Yellow
DDR2_1 and DDR2_2
P5VDC-MX
DDR2_1
DDR2_2
Blue
DDR_1
DDR_2
Color
®
P5VDC-MX DDR DIMM sockets
1.7.2
•
To prevent damage to the motherboard, d o n o t u s e D D R a n d
DDR2 memory simultaneously.
•
Due to chipset resource allocation, the system may detect less than
2 GB system memory when you installed two 1 GB DDR2 or DDR
memory modules.
Memory Configurations
You may install 256MB, 512MB, and 1 GB unbuffered non-ECC DDR/DDR2
DIMMs into the DIMM sockets.
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1.7.3
DDR Qualified Vendors List
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) for the latest DDR DIMM modules
for this motherboard.
DDR2-533 Qualified Vendors List
Size
Vendor
256MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
1024MB
512MB
1024MB
512MB
512MB
1024MB
2048MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
1024MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
1024MB
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
MICRON
MICRON
MICRON
MICRON
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
Hynix
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
ELPIDA
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
Apacer
crucial
crucial
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
KINGMAX
Transcend
Transcend
Model
E5116AB-5C-E
HY5PS56821F-C4
D6408TE7BL-37
K4T51083QB-GCD5
K4T56083QF-GCD5
K4T56083QF-GCD5
K4T51083QB-GCD5
4FBIID9BQM
4DBIIZ9BQT
4FBIID9CHM
4FBIID9CHM
HYB18T512800AC37
HYB18T512160AF-3.7
HYB18T512800AF37
HYB18T512800AF37
HYB18T5121608BF-3.7
HYB18T512800BF37
HYB18T512800BF37
HY5PS12821F-C4
HY5PS12821F-C4
HY5PS12821FP-C4
HY5PS12821AFP-C3
HY5PS12821AFP-C3
E5108AB-5C-E
E5108AB-5C-E
E5108AB-5C-E
E1108AA-5C-E
MIII0051832M8CEC
MI110052432M8CEC
E5116AB-5C-E
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
K4T56083QF-GCD5
E5108AB-5C-E
E5108AB-5C-E
KKEA88A4IA-37
E5116AB-5C-E
E5108AE-5C-E
K4T51083QB-GCD5
K4T51083QB-GCD5
Brand
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Side(s) Component
SS
DS
DS
SS
SS
DS
DS
DS
SS
SS
DS
SS
SS
SS
DS
SS
SS
DS
SS
DS
DS
SS
DS
SS
SS
DS
DS
SS
DS
SS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
SS
SS
SS
SS
DS
DIMM support
A
B
KVR533D2N4/256
KVR533D2N4/512
KVR533D2N4/1G
M378T6553BG0-CD5
M378T3253FG0-CD5
M378T6453FG0-CD5
M378T2953BG0-CD5
MT16HTF6464AG-53EB2
N/A
MT8HTF3264AY-53EB3
MT16HTF6464AY-53EB2
HYS64T64000GU-3.7-A
HYS64T32000HU-3.7-A
HYS64T64000HU-3.7-A
HYS64T128020HU-3.7-A
HYS64T32000HU-3.7-B
HYS64T64000HU-3.7-B
HYS64T128020HU-3.7-B
HYMP564U648-C4
HYMP512U648-C4
HYMP512U648-C4
HYMP564U64AP8-C3
HYMP512U64AP8-C3
EBE51UD8ABFA-5C
EBE51UD8ABFA-5C-E
EBE11UD8ABFA-5C-E
EBE21EE8AAFA-5C-E
VS256MB533D2
VS512MB533D2
78.81077.420
BL3264AA53V.8FB
BL6464AA53V.16FB
KLBB68K-38SP4
KLBD48F-A8EP4
KLBC28F-A8EP4
KLBC28F-A8KP4
KLBB68F-36EP4
KLBC28F-A8EB4
TS64MLQ64V5J
TS128MLQ64V5J
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
Legend:
A -
supports one module inserted in any y e l l o w slot.
B -
supports one pair of modules inserted into both of the y e l l o w slots.
SS-
Single-sided
DS-
Double-sided
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DDR400 Qualified Vendors List
Size
512MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
1024MB
256MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
1024MB
256MB
512MB
512MB
512MB
1024MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
1024MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
512MB
256MB
256MB
Vendor
Model
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
KINGSTON
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
MICRON
MICRON
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
CORSAIR
Hynix
Hynix
Transcend
Transcend
Transcend
A DATA
A DATA
A DATA
A DATA
A DATA
A DATA
KINGMAX
crucial
Heat-Sink Package
D3208DL3T-5A
A2S56D30BTP
V58C2256804SAT5
HY5DU12822BT-D43
HYB25D512800BE-5B
K4H560838E-TCCC
K4H560838F-TCCC
K4H560838F-TCCC
K4H510838B-TCCC
MT46V32M8TG-5BC
MT46V32M8TG-5BC
HYB25D256800CE-5C
HYB25D256800CE-5C
HYB25D512160CE-5C
HYB25D512800CE-5C
HYB25D512800CE-5B
W942508BH-5
Heat-Sink Package
VS32M8-5
Heat-Sink Package
Heat-Sink Package
HY5DU56822DT-D43
HY5DU56822DT-D43
K4H560838F-TCCC
K4H560838F-TCCC
K4H510838B-TCCC
K4H560838E-TCCC
K4H560838F-TCCC
HY5DU56822CT-D43
HY5DU56822CT-D43
ADD8608A8A-5B
ADD8608A8A-5B
KDL388P4LA-50
Heat-Sink Package
Brand
Side(s)
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
MICRON
MICRON
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
Infineon
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
SAMSUNG
Hynix
Hynix
N/A
N/A
N/A
Ballistix
DS
SS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
SS
DS
SS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
SS
DS
SS
DS
DS
DS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
DS
SS
SS
Component
DIMM support
A
B
KHX3200A/512
KVR400X64C3A/256
KVR400X64C3A/256
KVR400X64C3A/512
KVR400X64C3A/512
KVR400X64C3A/1G
M368L3223ETM-CCC
M368L3223FTN-CCC
M368L6423FTN-CCC
M368L6523BTM-CCC
MT8VDDT3264AG-40BCB
MT16VDDT6464AG-40BCB
HYS64D32300HU-5-C
HYS64D64320HU-5-C
HYS64D32301HU-5-C
HYS64D64300HU-5-C
HYS64D128320HU-5-C
CMX256A-3200C2PT
CMX512-3200C2
VS512MB400
CMXP512-3200XL
TWINX2048-3200C2
HYMD232646D8J-D43
HYMD264646D8J-D43
TS32MLD64V4F3
TS64MLD64V4F3
TS128MLD64V4J
MDOSS6F3G31Y0K1E0Z
MDOSS6F3H41Y0N1E0Z
MDOHY6F3G31Y0N1E0Z
MDOHY6F3H41Y0N1E0Z
MDOAD5F3G31Y0D1E02
MDOAD5F3H41Y0D1E02
MPXB62D-38KT3R
BL3264Z402.8TG
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
V
Legend:
A -
supports one module inserted in any b l u e slot.
B -
supports one pair of modules inserted into both of the b l u e slots.
SS-
Single-sided
DS-
Double-sided
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1.7.4
Installing a DDR DIMM(blue slots)
Make sure to unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs
or other system components. Failure to do so may cause severe damage
to both the motherboard and the components.
2
1.
Unlock a DIMM socket by
pressing the retaining clips
outward.
2.
Align a DIMM on the socket such
that the notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the
socket.
DDR DIMM notch
1
1
Unlocked retaining clip
A DDR DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one direction.
DO NOT force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the DIMM.
3.
Firmly insert the DIMM into the
socket until the retaining clips
snap back in place and the DIMM
is properly seated.
Locked Retaining Clip
1.7.5
Removing a DDR DIMM
2
Follow these steps to remove a DIMM.
1.
Simultaneously press the
retaining clips outward to unlock
the DIMM.
1
1
DDR DIMM notch
Support the DIMM lightly with your fingers when pressing the retaining
clips. The DIMM might get damaged when it flips out with extra force.
2.
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Remove the DIMM from the socket.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.7.6
Installing a DDR2 DIMM(yellow slots)
Unplug the power supply before adding or removing DIMMs or other
system components. Failure to do so can cause severe damage to both
the motherboard and the components.
To install a DIMM:
2
1.
Unlock a DIMM socket by
pressing the retaining
clips outward.
2.
Align a DIMM on the
socket such that the
notch on the DIMM
matches the break on the
socket.
3.
3
1
Firmly insert the DIMM
into the socket until the
retaining clips snap back
in place and the DIMM is
properly seated.
1.7.7
DDR2 DIMM
Unlocked retaining
•
A DDR2 DIMM is keyed with a notch so that it fits in only one
direction. Do not force a DIMM into a socket to avoid damaging the
DIMM.
•
The DDR2 DIMM sockets do not support DDR DIMMs. Do not install
DDR DIMMs to the DDR2 DIMM sockets.
Removing a DDR2 DIMM
Follow these steps to remove a DIMM.
1.
Support the DIMM lightly
with your fingers when
pressing the retaining
clips. The DIMM might get
damaged when it flips out
with extra force.
2.
2
Simultaneously press the retaining
clips outward to unlock the DIMM.
1
1
DDR2 DIMM notch
Remove the DIMM from the socket.
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1.8
Expansion slots
In the future, you may need to install expansion cards. The following
sub-sections describe the slots and the expansion cards that they support.
Make sure to unplug the power cord before adding or removing
expansion cards. Failure to do so may cause you physical injury and
damage motherboard components.
1.8.1
Installing an expansion card
To install an expansion card:
1.
Before installing the expansion card, read the documentation that
came with it and make the necessary hardware settings for the card.
2.
Remove the system unit cover (if your motherboard is already
installed in a chassis).
3.
Remove the bracket opposite the slot that you intend to use. Keep
the screw for later use.
4.
Align the card connector with the slot and press firmly until the card is
completely seated on the slot.
5.
Secure the card to the chassis with the screw you removed earlier.
6.
Replace the system cover.
1.8.2
Configuring an expansion card
After installing the expansion card, configure it by adjusting the software
settings.
1.
Turn on the system and change the necessary BIOS settings, if any.
See Chapter 2 for information on BIOS setup.
2.
Assign an IRQ to the card. Refer to the tables on the next page.
3.
Install the software drivers for the expansion card.
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1.8.3
Interrupt assignments
Standard interrupt assignments
IRQ
Priority
0
1
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
1
2
•
12
13
14
15
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Standard Function
System Timer
Keyboard Controller
Re-direct to IRQ#9
Communications Port (COM)*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
Floppy Disk Controller
Printer Port (LPT1)*
System CMOS/Real Time Clock
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
IRQ holder for PCI steering*
PCI-E x1
PS/2 Compatible Mouse Port*
Numeric Data Processor
Primary IDE Channel
Secondary IDE Channel
* These IRQs are usually available for ISA or PCI devices.
IRQ assignments for this motherboard
PCI slot 1
PCI slot 2
PCIe x1 slot*
AGP 8X slot
Onboard USB controller 1
Onboard USB controller 2
Onboard USB controller 3
Onboard USB controller 4
Onboard USB 2.0 controller
Onboard LAN
Onboard audio
Onboard VGA
A
B
C
D
—
—
Fixed
shared
shared
—
—
—
—
shared
—
shared
shared
—
Fixed
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
shared
—
—
shared
Fixed
—
—
shared
—
—
shared
—
—
—
—
—
Fixed
—
—
—
—
shared
—
—
—
—
* The PCIe x1 slot does not need IRQ assignment.
When using PCI cards on shared slots, ensure that the drivers support
“Share IRQ” or that the cards do not need IRQ assignments. Otherwise,
conflicts will arise between the two PCI groups, making the system
unstable and the card inoperable.
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1.8.4
PCI slots
The PCI slots support cards such as a
LAN card, SCSI card, USB card, and
other cards that comply with PCI
specifications. The figure shows a
LAN card installed on a PCI slot.
1.8.5
PCI Express x1 slot
This motherboard supports PCI
Express x1 network cards, SCSI cards
and other cards that comply with the
PCI Express specifications. The figure
shows a network card installed on the
PCI Express x1 slot.
1.8.6
AGP slot
The Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) slot supports AGP8X/4X cards. When
you buy an AGP card, make sure that you ask for one with +1.5V
specification. Note the notches on the card golden fingers to ensure that
they fit the AGP slot on your motherboard.
P5VDC-MX
Install only 1.5 V or 0.8 V AGP cards on this motherboard! 3.3V AGP
cards are not supported in this motherboard.
®
Keyed for 1.5v
P5VDC-MX Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)
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Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.9
1.
Jumpers
Clear RTC RAM (CLRTC)
This jumper allows you to clear the Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM in
CMOS. You can clear the CMOS memory of date, time, and system
setup parameters by erasing the CMOS RTC RAM data. The onboard
button cell battery powers the RAM data in CMOS, which include
system setup information such as system passwords.
To erase the RTC RAM:
1.Turn OFF the computer and unplug the power cord.
2.Remove the onboard battery.
3.Move the jumper cap from pins 1-2 (default) to pins 2-3. Keep the
cap on pins 2-3 for about 5~10 seconds, then move the cap back
to pins 1-2.
4.Re-install the battery.
5.Plug the power cord and turn ON the computer.
6.Hold down the <Del> key during the boot process and enter BIOS
setup to re-enter data.
P5VDC-MX
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
P5VDC-MX Clear RTC RAM
Normal
(Default)
2 3
CLEAR
You do not need to clear the RTC when the system hangs due to
overclocking. For system failure due to overclocking, use the C.P.R. (CPU
Parameter Recall) feature. Shut down and reboot the system so the BIOS
can automatically reset parameter settings to default values.
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2.
Keyboard power (3-pin KBPWR)
This jumper allows you to enable or disable the keyboard wake-up
feature. Set this jumper to pins 2-3 (+5VSB) to wake up the
computer when you press a key on the keyboard (the default is the
Space Bar). This feature requires an ATX power supply that can supply
at least 1A on the +5VSB lead, and a corresponding setting in the
BIOS.
KBPWR
1 2
P5VDC-MX
+5V
(Default)
2 3
+5VSB
®
P5VDC-MX Keyboard power setting
3.
USB device wake-up (3-pin USBPW12, USBPW34,
USBPW56, USBPW78)
Set these jumpers to +5V to wake up the computer from S1 sleep
mode (CPU stopped, DRAM refreshed, system running in low power
mode) using the connected USB devices. Set to +5VSB to wake up
from S3 and S4 sleep modes (no power to CPU, DRAM in slow refresh,
power supply in reduced power mode).
The USBPWR12 and USBPWR34 jumpers are for the rear USB ports.
The USBPWR56 and USBPWR78 jumpers are for the internal USB
connectors that you can connect to additional USB ports.
USBPW12
USBPW34
2 3
P5VDC-MX
1 2
+5V
(Default)
USBPW56
USBPW78
®
1 2
P5VDC-MX USB device wake-up
1-24
+5VSB
+5V
(Default)
2 3
+5VSB
•
The USB device wake-up feature requires a power supply that can
provide 500mA on the +5VSB lead for each USB port; otherwise,
the system would not power up.
•
The total current consumed must NOT exceed the power supply
capability (+5VSB) whether under normal condition or in sleep mode.
Chapter 1: Product introduction
1.10
Connectors
1.10.1 Rear panel connectors
1
2
3
4
5
6
11
1.
2.
3.
10
9
8
7
P S / 2 m o u s e p o r t ( g r e e n ) . This port is for a PS/2 mouse.
P a r a l l e l p o r t . This 25-pin port connects a parallel printer, a scanner,
or other devices.
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.
LAN port LED indications
ACT/LINK LED
SPEED LED
Status
Description
Status
Description
OFF
No link
OFF
No link
ORANGE
100 Linked
GREEN
10 Linked
BLINKING
Data activity
BLINKING
Data activity
ACT/LINK SPEED
LED
LED
LAN port
4.
L i n e I n p o r t ( l i g h t b l u e ) . This port connects a tape, CD, DVD
player, or other audio sources. In 4-channel and 6-channel
configuration, the function of this port becomes Rear Speaker Out.
5.
L i n e O u t p o r t ( l i m e ) . This port connects a headphone or a
speaker. In 4-channel and 6-channel configuration, the function of this
port becomes Front Speaker Out.
6.
M i c r o p h o n e p o r t ( p i n k ) . This port connects a microphone. In a
6-channel configuration, the function of this port becomes Bass/
Center Speaker.
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Refer to the audio configuration table for the function of the audio ports
in 2, 4, or 6-channel configuration.
Audio 2, 4, or 6-channel configuration
Port
Headset
2-channel
Light Blue
4-channel
6-channel
Line In
Rear Speaker Out
Rear Speaker Out
Lime
Line Out
Front Speaker Out
Front Speaker Out
Pink
Mic In
Mic In
Bass/Center
7.
U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s 1 a n d 2 . These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus
(USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
8.
U S B 2 . 0 p o r t s 3 a n d 4 . These two 4-pin Universal Serial Bus
(USB) ports are available for connecting USB 2.0 devices.
V G A p o r t . This 15-pin VGA port connects to a VGA monitor.
9.
1 0 . S e r i a l c o n n e c t o r . This 9-pin COM port is for serial devices.
1 1 . P S / 2 k e y b o a r d p o r t ( p u r p l e ) . This port is for a PS/2 keyboard.
1.10.2 Internal connectors
1.
Floppy disk drive connector (34-1 pin FLOPPY)
This connector is for the provided floppy disk drive (FDD) signal cable.
Insert one end of the cable to this connector, then connect the other
end to the signal connector at the back of the floppy disk drive.
P5VDC-MX
Pin 5 on the connector is removed to prevent incorrect cable connection
when using an FDD cable with a covered Pin 5.
FLOPPY
®
PIN 1
NOTE: Orient the red markings on
the floppy ribbon cable to PIN 1.
P5VDC-MX Floppy disk drive connector
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2.
Primary/Secondary IDE connector (40-1 pin PRI_IDE,
SEC_IDE)
The onboard IDE connectors are for Ultra DMA 133/100/66 signal
cables. There are three connectors on each Ultra DMA 133/100/66
signal cable: blue, black, and gray. Connect the blue connector to the
motherboard’s IDE connector, and then select one of the following
modes to configure your device.
Single device
Two devices
Drive jumper setting
Mode of derve(s)
Cable connector
Cable-Select or Master
-
black
Cable-Select
Master
black
Slave
gray
Master
Master
black or gray
Slave
Slave
If any device jumper is set as “Cable-Select, ” make sure all other device
jumpers have the same settng.
1. Follow the hard disk drive documentation when setting the device in
master or slave mode.
2. Pin 20 on each IDE connector is removed to match the covered hole
on the UltraATA cable connector. This prevents incorrect orientation
when you connect the cables.
3. The hole near the blue connector on the UltraATA cable is
intentional.
P5VDC-MX IDE connectors
ASUS P5VDC-MX
PRI_IDE
P5VDC-MX
®
NOTE: Orient the red markings
(usually zigzag) on the IDE
ribbon cable to PIN 1.
SEC_IDE
PIN 1
PIN 1
1-27
3.
Serial ATA connectors (7-pin SATA1, SATA2, SATA3,
SATA4)
These connectors are for the Serial ATA signal cables for Serial ATA
hard disk drives.
SATA2
GND
RSATA_TXP2
RSATA_TXN2
GND
RSATA_RXP2
RSATA_RXN2
GND
SATA3
SATA4
GND
RSATA_TXP3
RSATA_TXN3
GND
RSATA_RXP3
RSATA_RXN3
GND
GND
RSATA_TXP4
RSATA_TXN4
GND
RSATA_RXP4
RSATA_RXN4
GND
®
SATA1
GND
RSATA_TXP1
RSATA_TXN1
GND
RSATA_RXP1
RSATA_RXN1
GND
P5VDC-MX
If you installed Serial ATA hard disk drives, you can can create a RAID
0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD configuration through the onboard VIA
VT8251 RAID controller.
P5VDC-MX SATA connectors
Important notes on Serial ATA
4.
•
The Serial ATA RAID feature (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 and JBOD) is
available only if you are using Windows® 2000/2003 Server/XP
operation system.
•
The SATA ports couldn’t be Book Disk under Windows® 98SE and
ME.
•
Install the Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4, the Windows® XP Service
Pack1 or later version before using Serial ATA.
•
Please refer to section “VIA RAID Configuration” for details on SATA
RAID configuration.
Internal audio connectors (4-pin CD, AUX)
P5VDC-MX
These connectors allow you to receive stereo audio input from sound
sources such as a CD-ROM, TV tuner, MPEG card or modem.
CD1
(Black)
®
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Left Audio Channel
AUX1
(White)
Right Audio Channel
Ground
Ground
Left Audio Channel
P5VDC-MX Internal audio connectors
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5.
CPU and Chassis fan connectors
(4-pin CPU_FAN, 3-pin CHA_FAN)
The fan connectors support cooling fans of 350mA~740mA (8.88W
max.) or a total of 1A~2.22A (26.64W max.) at +12V. Connect the fan
cables to the fan connectors on the motherboard, making sure that the
black wire of each cable matches the ground pin of the connector.
Do not forget to connect the fan cables to the fan connectors.
Insufficient air flow inside the system may damage the motherboard
components. These are not jumpers! DO NOT place jumper caps on the
fan connectors.
CPU_FAN
P5VDC-MX
GND
CPU FAN PWR
CPU FAN IN
CPU FAN PWM
CHA_FAN
GND
+12V
Rotation
®
P5VDC-MX Fan connectors
Digital Audio connector (4-1 pin SPDIF)
This connector is for the S/PDIF audio module to allow digital sound
output. Connect one end of the S/PDIF audio cable to this connector
and the other end to the S/PDIF module.
P5VDC-MX
6.
®
SPDIF_OUT
GND
SPDIFOUT
+5V
P5VDC-MX Digital audio connector
The S/PDIF out module is purchased separately.
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7.
ATX power connectors (24-pin EATXPWR, 4-pin ATX12V)
These connectors are for an ATX power supply. The plugs from the
power supply are designed to fit these connectors in only one
orientation. Find the proper orientation and push down firmly until the
connectors completely fit.
•
Do not forget to connect the 4-pin ATX +12 V power plug;
otherwise, the system will not boot up.
•
When using an ATX 12 V PSU with 20-pin power plug, make sure
that it can provide 8 A on the +12 V lead and at least 1A on the
+5V standby lead (+5 VSB). The minimum recommended wattage is
300 W, or 350 W for a fully configured system. The system may
become unstable or may not boot up if the power is inadequate.
•
You must install a Power Supply Unit (PSU) with a higher power
rating if you intend to install additional devices.
EATXPWR
P5VDC-MX
ATX12V
GND
+12V DC
®
P5VDC-MX ATX power connectors
1-30
GND
+12V DC
+3 Volts
-12 Volts
Ground
PSON#
Ground
Ground
Ground
-5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
+5 Volts
Ground
+3 Volts
+3 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
+5 Volts
Ground
Power OK
+5V Standby
+12 Volts
+12 Volts
+3 Volts
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GAME/MIDI port connector (16-1 pin GAME)
This connector is for a GAME/MIDI port. Connect the USB/GAME
module cable to this connector, then install the module to a slot
opening at the back of the system chassis. The GAME/MIDI port
connects a joystick or game pad for playing games, and MIDI devices
for playing or editing audio files.
+5V
J2B1
J2CX
MIDI_OUT
J2CY
J2B2
MIDI_IN
P5VDC-MX
8.
®
+5V
J1B1
J1CX
GND
GND
J1CY
J1B2
+5V
GAME
P5VDC-MX Game connector
9.
USB connectors (10-1 pin USB56, USB78)
1
P5VDC-MX USB 2.0 connectors
USB78
USB+5V
USB_P5USB_P5+
GND
USB56
1
USB+5V
USB_P7USB_P7+
GND
®
USB+5V
USB_P8USB_P8+
GND
NC
USB+5V
USB_P6USB_P6+
GND
NC
P5VDC-MX
These connectors are for USB 2.0 ports. Connect the optional
USB/GAME module cable to any of these connectors, then install the
module to a slot opening at the back of the system chassis. These
USB connectors comply with USB 2.0 specification that supports up to
480 Mbps connection speed.
Never connect a 1 3 9 4 c a b l e to the USB connectors. Doing so will
damage the motherboard!
The USB/GAME module is purchased separately.
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1 0 . Front panel audio connector (10-1 pin FP_AUDIO)
This is an interface for the front panel audio cable that allows
convenient connection and control of audio devices.
BLINE_OUT_L
P5VDC-MX
AGND
+5VA
BLINE_OUT_R
By default, the pins labeled LINE_OUT_R/BLINE_OUT_R and the pins
LINE_OUT_L/BLINE_OUT_L are shorted with jumper caps. Remove the
caps only when you are connecting the front panel audio cable.
®
MIC2
MICPWR
Line out_R
NC
Line out_L
FP_AUDIO
P5VDC-MX Front panel audio connector
1 1 . Chassis intrusion connector (4-1 pin CHASSIS)
This connector is for a chassis-mounted intrusion detection sensor or
switch. Connect one end of the chassis intrusion sensor or switch
cable to this connector. The chassis intrusion sensor or switch sends a
high-level signal to this connector when a chassis component is
removed or replaced. The signal is then generated as a chassis
intrusion event.
By default, the pins labeled “Chassis Signal” and “Ground” are shorted
with a jumper cap. Remove the jumper caps only when you intend to
use the chassis intrusion detection feature.
Chassis Signal
GND
®
+5VSB_MB
P5VDC-MX
CHASSIS
(Default)
P5VDC-MX Chassis intrusion connector
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1 2 . System panel connector (20-1 pin F_PANEL)
This connector supports several chassis-mounted functions.
+5V
Ground
Ground
Speaker
PLED-
PLED+
SPEAKER
IDE_LED
Reset
Ground
®
PWR
Ground
PANEL
IDE_LED+
IDE_LED-
P5VDC-MX
PLED
RESET
PWRSW
* Requires an ATX power supply.
P5VDC-MX System panel connector
The sytem panel connector is color-coded for easy connection. Refer to
the connector description below for details.
•
System power LED (Green 3-pin PLED)
•
This 3-pin connector is for the system power LED. Connect the
chassis power LED cable to this connector. The system power LED
lights up when you turn on the system power, and blinks when the
system is in sleep mode.
Hard disk drive activity (Red 2-pin IDE_LED)
This 2-pin connector is for the HDD Activity LED. Connect the HDD
Activity LED cable to this connector. The IDE LED lights up or flashes
when data is read from or written to the HDD.
•
System warning speaker (Orange 4-pin SPEAKER)
This 4-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted system warning
speaker. The speaker allows you to hear system beeps and warnings.
•
Power/Soft-off button (Yellow 2-pin PWRSW)
This connector is for the system power button. Pressing the power
button turns the system ON or puts the system in SLEEP or SOFT-OFF
mode depending on the BIOS settings. Pressing the power switch for
more than four seconds while the system is ON turns the system OFF.
•
Reset button (Blue 2-pin RESET)
This 2-pin connector is for the chassis-mounted reset button for
system reboot without turning off the system power.
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This chapter tells how to change
the system settings through the BIOS
Setup menus. Detailed descriptions
of the BIOS parameters are also
provided.
2
BIOS setup
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2.1
Managing and updating your BIOS
The following utilities allow you to manage and update the motherboard
Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) setup.
1.
A S U S A F U D O S (Updates the BIOS in DOS mode using a bootable
floppy disk.)
2.
3.
A S U S E Z F l a s h (Updates the BIOS using a floppy disk during POST.)
A S U S C r a s h F r e e B I O S 2 (Updates the BIOS using a bootable
floppy disk or the motherboard support CD when the BIOS file fails or
gets corrupted.)
4.
A S U S U p d a t e (Updates the BIOS in Windows® environment.)
Refer to the corresponding sections for details on these utilities.
Save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS file to a bootable floppy
disk in case you need to restore the BIOS in the future. Copy the original
motherboard BIOS using the ASUS Update or AFUDOS utilities.
2.1.1
1.
Creating a bootable floppy disk
Do either one of the following to create a bootable floppy disk.
DOS environment
a. Insert a 1.44MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. At the DOS prompt, type format A:/S then press <Enter>.
Windows® XP environment
a. Insert a 1.44 MB floppy disk to the floppy disk drive.
b. Click S t a r t from the Windows® desktop, then select M y
C o m p u t e rr.
c. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy Drive icon.
d. Click F i l e from the menu, then select F o r m a tt. A F o r m a t 3 1 / 2
F l o p p y D i s k window appears.
e. Select C r e a t e a n M S - D O S s t a r t u p d i s k from the format
options field, then click S t a r tt.
Windows® 2000 environment
To create a set of boot disks for Windows® 2000:
a. Insert a formatted, high density 1.44 MB floppy disk into the drive.
b. Insert the Windows® 2000 CD to the optical drive.
c. Click S t a r tt, then select R u n
n.
d. From the Open field, type
D:\bootdisk\makeboot a:
assuming that D: is your optical drive.
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e. Press <Enter>, then follow screen instructions to continue.
2.
Copy the original or the latest motherboard BIOS file to the bootable
floppy disk.
2.1.2
ASUS EZ Flash utility
The ASUS EZ Flash feature allows you to update the BIOS without having to
go through the long process of booting from a floppy disk and using a
DOS-based utility. The EZ Flash utility is built-in the BIOS chip so it is
accessible by pressing <Alt> + <F2> during the Power-On Self Tests
(POST).
To use EZ Flash feature on motherboards with onboard VGA, you will not
see the screen display when the BIOS is refreshed. Install a graphics card
into the expansion slot to display BIOS update message.
To update the BIOS using EZ Flash:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard and rename the same to P 5 V D C M X . R O M
M.
2.
Save the BIOS file to a floppy disk, then restart the system.
3.
Press <Alt> + <F2> during POST to display the following.
EZFlash starting BIOS update
Checking for floppy...
4.
Insert the floppy disk that contains the BIOS file to the floppy disk
drive. When the correct BIOS file is found, EZ Flash performs the BIOS
update process and automatically reboots the system when done.
EZFlash starting BIOS update
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “P5VDCMX.ROM”. Completed.
Start erasing.......|
Start programming...|
Flashed successfully. Rebooting.
•
Do not shutdown or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent system boot failure!
•
A “Floppy not found!” error message appears if there is no floppy
disk in the drive. A “P5VDCMX.ROM not found!” error message
appears if the correct BIOS file is not found in the floppy disk. Make
sure that you rename the BIOS file to P5VDCMX.ROM.
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2.1.3
AFUDOS utility
The AFUDOS utility allows you to update the BIOS file in DOS environment
using a bootable floppy disk with the updated BIOS file. This utility also
allows you to copy the current BIOS file that you can use as backup when
the BIOS fails or gets corrupted during the updating process.
Copying the current BIOS
To copy the current BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
2.
•
Make sure that the floppy disk is not write-protected and has at
least 600 KB free space to save the file.
•
The succeeding BIOS screens are for reference only. The actual BIOS
screen displays may not be exactly the same as shown.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /o[filename]
where the [filename] is any user-assigned filename not more than
eight alphanumeric characters for the main filename and three
alphanumeric characters for the extension name.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.ROM
Main filename
3.
Extension name
Press <Enter>. The utility copies the current BIOS file to the floppy
disk.
A:\>afudos /oOLDBIOS1.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading flash ..... done
A:\>
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after copying the current BIOS
file.
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Updating the BIOS file
To update the BIOS file using the AFUDOS utility:
1.
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) and download the latest BIOS
file for the motherboard. Save the BIOS file to a bootable floppy disk.
Write the BIOS filename on a piece of paper. You need to type the exact
BIOS filename at the DOS prompt.
2.
Copy the AFUDOS utility (afudos.exe) from the motherboard support
CD to the bootable floppy disk you created earlier.
3.
Boot the system in DOS mode, then at the prompt type:
afudos /i[filename]
where [filename] is the latest or the original BIOS file on the bootable
floppy disk.
A:\>afudos /iP5VDCMX.ROM
4.
The utility verifies the file and starts updating the BIOS.
A:\>afudos /iP5VDCMX.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Do not shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS to
prevent system boot failure!
5.
The utility returns to the DOS prompt after the BIOS update process is
completed. Reboot the system from the hard disk drive.
A:\>afudos /iP5VDCMX.ROM
AMI Firmware Update Utility - Version 1.10
Copyright (C) 2002 American Megatrends, Inc. All rights reserved.
Reading file ..... done
Erasing flash .... done
Writing flash .... 0x0008CC00 (9%)
Verifying flash .. done
A:\>
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2.1.4
ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 utility
The ASUS CrashFree BIOS 2 is an auto recovery tool that allows you to
restore the BIOS file when it fails or gets corrupted during the updating
process. You can update a corrupted BIOS file using the motherboard
support CD or the floppy disk that contains the updated BIOS file.
•
Prepare the motherboard support CD or the floppy disk containing
the updated motherboard BIOS before using this utility.
•
Make sure that you rename the original or updated BIOS file in the
floppy disk to P 5 V D C M X . R O M
M.
To use CrashFree BIOS2 feature on motherboards with onboard VGA,
you will not see the screen display when the BIOS crashes even when
you reboot the system. Install a graphics card into the expansion slot
before rebooting the computer to display BIOS recovery message.
Recovering the BIOS from a floppy disk
To recover the BIOS from a floppy disk:
1.
Turn on the system.
2.
Insert the floppy disk with the original or updated BIOS file to the
floppy disk drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When found, the utility reads the BIOS file and starts flashing the
corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy found!
Reading file “P5VDCMX.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
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Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
Chapter 2: BIOS setup
Recovering the BIOS from the support CD
To recover the BIOS from the support CD:
1.
Remove any floppy disk from the floppy disk drive, then turn on the
system.
2.
Insert the support CD to the optical drive.
3.
The utility displays the following message and automatically checks
the floppy disk for the original or updated BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
When no floppy disk is found, the utility automatically checks the
optical drive for the original or updated BIOS file. The utility then
updates the corrupted BIOS file.
Bad BIOS checksum. Starting BIOS recovery...
Checking for floppy...
Floppy not found!
Checking for CD-ROM...
CD-ROM found!
Reading file “P5VDCMX.ROM”. Completed.
Start flashing...
DO NOT shut down or reset the system while updating the BIOS! Doing
so can cause system boot failure!
4.
Restart the system after the utility completes the updating process.
The recovered BIOS may not be the latest BIOS version for this
motherboard. Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the
latest BIOS file.
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2.1.5
ASUS Update utility
The ASUS Update is a utility that allows you to manage, save, and update
the motherboard BIOS in Windows® environment. The ASUS Update utility
allows you to:
• Save the current BIOS file
• Download the latest BIOS file from the Internet
• Update the BIOS from an updated BIOS file
• Update the BIOS directly from the Internet, and
• View the BIOS version information.
This utility is available in the support CD that comes with the motherboard
package.
ASUS Update requires an Internet connection either through a network
or an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Installing ASUS Update
To install ASUS Update:
1.
Place the support CD in the optical drive. The D r i v e r s menu appears.
2.
Click the U t i l i t i e s tab, then click I n s t a l l A S U S U p d a t e
X. See page 3-4 for the U t i l i t i e s screen menu.
VX.XX.XX
The ASUS Update utility is copied to your system.
3.
Quit all Windows® applications before you update the BIOS using this
utility.
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Updating the BIOS through the Internet
To update the BIOS through the Internet:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by clicking
Start > Programs > ASUS > ASUSUpdate > ASUSUpdate
e. The
ASUS Update main window appears.
2.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m
t h e I n t e r n e t option from the
drop-down menu, then click
N e x tt.
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3.
Select the ASUS FTP site
nearest you to avoid network
traffic, or click A u t o S e l e c tt.
Click N e x tt.
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4.
From the FTP site, select the
BIOS version that you wish to
download. Click Next.
5.
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
The ASUS Update utility is
capable of updating itself
through the Internet. Always
update the utility to avail all
its features.
Updating the BIOS through a BIOS file
To update the BIOS through a BIOS file:
1.
Launch the ASUS Update utility from the Windows® desktop by
clicking S t a r t > P r o g r a m s > A S U S > A S U S U p d a t e >
ASUSUpdate
e. The ASUS Update main window appears.
2.
Select U p d a t e B I O S f r o m a
f i l e option from the drop-down
menu, then click N e x tt.
3.
Locate the BIOS file from the
e.
O p e n window, then click S a v e
Follow the screen instructions to
complete the update process.
4.
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2.2
BIOS setup program
This motherboard supports a programmable firmware chip that you can
update using the provided utility described in section “2.1 Managing and
updating your BIOS.”
Use the BIOS Setup program when you are installing a motherboard,
reconfiguring your system, or prompted to “Run Setup”. This section
explains how to configure your system using this utility.
Even if you are not prompted to use the Setup program, you can change
the configuration of your computer in the future. For example, you can
enable the security password feature or change the power management
settings. This requires you to reconfigure your system using the BIOS
Setup program so that the computer can recognize these changes and
record them in the CMOS RAM of the firmware hub.
The firmware hub on the motherboard stores the Setup utility. When you
start up the computer, the system provides you with the opportunity to
run this program. Press <Del> during the Power-On Self-Test (POST) to
enter the Setup utility; otherwise, POST continues with its test routines.
If you wish to enter Setup after POST, restart the system by pressing
<Ctrl+Alt+Delete>, or by pressing the reset button on the system chassis.
You can also restart by turning the system off and then back on. Do this
last option only if the first two failed.
The Setup program is designed to make it as easy to use as possible. Being
a menu-driven program, it lets you scroll through the various sub-menus
and make your selections from the available options using the navigation
keys.
•
The default BIOS settings for this motherboard apply for most
conditions to ensure optimum performance. If the system becomes
unstable after changing any BIOS settings, load the default settings
to ensure system compatibility and stability. Select the L o a d
D e f a u l t S e t t i n g s item under the Exit Menu. See section “2.7 Exit
Menu.”
•
The BIOS setup screens shown in this section are for reference
purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your
screen.
•
Visit the ASUS website (www.asus.com) to download the latest BIOS
file for this motherboard and .
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2.2.1
BIOS menu screen
Menu items
Main
Menu bar
Advanced
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Third IDE Slave
Fourth IDE Master
Fourth IDE Slave
Configuration fields
Power
General help
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Exit
[10:55:25]
[Thu 09/15/2005]
[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[ST320410A]
[ASUS CD-S520/A]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
System Information
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to select
a field.
Use [+] or [-] to
configure the System
Time.
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
v02.58 (C)Copyright 1985-2004, American Megatrends, Inc.
Sub-menu items
2.2.2
Navigation keys
Menu bar
The menu bar on top of the screen has the following main items:
Main
Advanced
For changing the basic system configuration
Power
For changing the advanced power management (APM)
configuration
Boot
Exit
For changing the system boot configuration
For changing the advanced system settings
For selecting the exit options and loading default
settings
To select an item on the menu bar, press the right or left arrow key on the
keyboard until the desired item is highlighted.
2.2.3
Navigation keys
At the bottom right corner of a menu screen are the navigation keys for
that particular menu. Use the navigation keys to select items in the menu
and change the settings.
Some of the navigation keys differ from one screen to another.
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2.2.4
Menu items
The highlighted item on the menu bar
displays the specific items for that menu.
For example, selecting M a i n shows the
Main menu items.
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Language
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Fourth IDE Master
IDE Configuration
[11:10:19]
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[1.44M, 3.5 in]
[English]
:[ST320413A]
:[ASUS CD-S340]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
:[Not Detected]
2.2.5
Use [+] or [-] to
configure system time.
+Tab
F1
F10
ESC
System Information
The other items (Advanced, Power, Boot,
and Exit) on the menu bar have their
respective menu items.
Use [ENTER], [TAB]
or [SHIFT-TAB] to
select a field.
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Main menu items
Sub-menu items
A solid triangle before each item on any menu screen means that the iteam
has a sub-menu. To display the sub-menu, select the item and press
<Enter>.
2.2.6
Configuration fields
These fields show the values for the menu items. If an item is userconfigurable, you can change the value of the field opposite the item. You
cannot select an item that is not user-configurable.
A configurable field is enclosed in brackets, and is highlighted when
selected. To change the value of a field, select it then press <Enter> to
display a list of options. Refer to “2.2.7 Pop-up window.”
2.2.7
Pop-up window
Select a menu item then press <Enter> to display a pop-up window with
the configuration options for that item.
2.2.8
Scroll bar
Advanced Chipset settings
A scroll bar appears on the right side
of a menu screen when there are
items that do not fit on the screen.
Press the
Up/Down arrow keys or <Page Up> /
<Page Down> keys to display the
other items on the screen.
2.2.9
General help
WARNING: Setting wrong values in the sections below
may cause system to malfunction.
Configure DRAM Timing by SPD
Memory Acceleration Mode
DRAM Idle Timer
DRAm Refresh Rate
[Enabled]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
Graphic Adapter Priority
Graphics Aperture Size
Spread Spectrum
[AGP/PCI]
[ 64 MB]
[Enabled]
ICH Delayed Transaction
[Enabled]
MPS Revision
[1.4]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
Pop-up window
Scroll bar
At the top right corner of the menu
screen is a brief description of the
selected item.
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2.3
Main menu
When you enter the BIOS Setup program, the Main menu screen appears,
giving you an overview of the basic system information.
Refer to section “2.2.1 BIOS menu screen” for information on the menu
screen items and how to navigate through them.
Main
Advanced
System Time
System Date
Legacy Diskette A
Primary IDE Master
Primary IDE Slave
Secondary IDE Master
Secondary IDE Slave
Third IDE Master
Third IDE Slave
Fourth IDE Master
Fourth IDE Slave
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Exit
Use [ENTER], [TAB] or
[SHIFT-TAB] to select
a field.
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[1.44M, 3.5 in]
Use [+] or [-] to
configure the System
Time.
[ST320410A]
[ASUS CD-S520/A]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
[Not Detected]
+-
System Information
Tab
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
Select Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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2.3.1
System Time [xx:xx:xxxx]
Allows you to set the system time.
2.3.2
System Date [Day xx/xx/xxxx]
Allows you to set the system date.
2.3.3
Legacy Diskette A [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
Sets the type of floppy drive installed. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[360K, 5.25 in.] [1.2M , 5.25 in.] [720K , 3.5 in.] [1.44M, 3.5 in.]
[2.88M, 3.5 in.]
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2.3.4
Primary and Secondary IDE Master/Slave
While entering Setup, the BIOS automatically detects the presence of IDE
devices. There is a separate sub-menu for each IDE device. Select a device
item then press <Enter> to display the IDE device information.
Type
LBA/Large Mode
Block(Multi-sector Transfer)M
PIO Mode
DMA Mode
Smart Monitoring
32Bit Data Transfer
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Auto]
[Enabled]
Select the type of
device connected to
the system.
The BIOS automatically detects the values opposite the dimmed items
(Device, Vendor, Size, LBA Mode, Block Mode, PIO Mode, Async DMA, Ultra
DMA, and SMART monitoring). These values are not user-configurable.
These items show N/A if no IDE device is installed in the system.
Type [Auto]
Selects the type of IDE drive. Setting to Auto allows automatic selection of
the appropriate IDE device type. Select CDROM if you are specifically
configuring a CD-ROM drive. Select ARMD (ATAPI Removable Media Device)
if your device is either a ZIP, LS-120, or MO drive.
Configuration options: [Not Installed] [Auto] [CDROM] [ARMD]
LBA/Large Mode [Auto]
Enables or disables the LBA mode. Setting to Auto enables the LBA mode if
the device supports this mode, and if the device was not previously
formatted with LBA mode disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
Block (Multi-sector Transfer) M [Auto]
Enables or disables data multi-sectors transfers. When set to Auto, the
data transfer from and to the device occurs multiple sectors at a time if
the device supports multi-sector transfer feature. When set to [Disabled],
the data transfer from and to the device occurs one sector at a time.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Auto]
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PIO Mode [Auto]
Selects the PIO mode.
Configuration options: [Auto] [0] [1] [2] [3] [4]
DMA Mode [Auto]
Selects the DMA mode. Configuration options: [Auto] [SWDMA0]
[SWDMA1] [SWDMA2] [MWDMA0] [MWDMA1] [MWDMA2] [UDMA0]
[UDMA1] [UDMA2] [UDMA3] [UDMA04] [UDMA5] [UDMA6]
SMART Monitoring [Auto]
Sets the Smart Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology.
Configuration options: [Auto] [Disabled] [Enabled]
32Bit Data Transfer [Enabled]
Enables or disables 32-bit data transfer.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.3.5
System Information
This menu gives you an overview of the general system specifications. The
BIOS automatically detects the items in this menu.
AMIBIOS
Version
: 0110
Build Date : 10/05/05
Processor
Type
Speed
Count
: Genuine Intel(R) CPU 3.80GHz
: 3914 MHz
: 1
System Memory
Usable Size : 192MB
AMI BIOS
Displays the auto-detected BIOS information
Processor
Displays the auto-detected CPU specification
System Memory
Displays the auto-detected system memory
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2.4
Advanced menu
The Advanced menu items allow you to change the settings for the CPU
and other system devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the Advanced menu items.
Incorrect field values may cause the system to malfunction.
JumperFree Configuration
USB Configuration
CPU Configuration
Chipset
Onboard Devices Configuration
PCIPnP
2.4.1
JumperFree Configuration
Configure System Frequency/Voltage
Overclock Mode
[Manual]
Select the target CPU
frequency, and the
relevant parameters
will be auto-adjusted.
Frequencies higher
than CPU manufacturer
recommends are not
guaranteed to be
stable. If the system
becomes unstable,
return to the default.
Overclock Mode [Auto]
Allows selection of CPU overclocking options to achieve desired CPU
internal frequency. Select either one of the preset overclocking
configuration options:
M a n u a l - allows you to individually set overclocking parameters.
A u t o - loads the optimal settings for the system.
CPU Frequency [200 MHz]
Displays the frequency sent by the clock generator to the system bus
and PCI bus. The value of this item is auto-detected by the BIOS. Use
the < + > and < - > keys to adjust the CPU frequency. You can also
type the desired CPU frequency using the numeric keypad. The values
range from 100 to 400.
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2.4.2
USB Configuration
The items in this menu allows you to change the USB-related features.
Select an item then press Enter to display the configuration options.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Enables 1.1 USB host
controllers.
USB Configuration
Module Version - 2.24.0-11.4
USB Devices Enabled:
None
USB 1.1 Ports Configuration
USB 2.0 Ports Enable
Legacy USB Support
USB 2.0 Controller Mode
BIOS EHCI Hand-Off
[Enabled]
[Enable]
[Auto]
[Hispeed]
[Enabled]
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Option
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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The Module Version and USB Devices Enabled items show the
auto-detected values. If no USB device is detected, the item shows
None.
USB 1.1 Ports Configuration [Enabled]
Allows you to choose the number of USB 1.1 ports to enable. Setting to
[Disabled] disables the USB 1.1 host controllers.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
USB 2.0 Ports Enable [Enable]
Allows you to enable or disable the USB 2.0 host controllers.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enable]
Legacy USB Support [Auto]
Allows you to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. Setting to
Auto allows the system to detect the presence of USB devices at startup.
If detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is
detected, the legacy USB support is disabled.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled] [Auto]
USB 2.0 Controller Mode [Hispeed]
Allows you to configure the USB 2.0 controller in HiSpeed (480 Mbps) or
Full Speed (12 Mbps). Configuration options: [FullSpeed] [HiSpeed ]
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BIOS EHCI Hand-Off [Enabled]
Allows you to enable support for operating systems without an EHCI
hand-off feature. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Do not disable the BIOS EHCI Hand-Off option if you are running a
Windows® operating system with USB device.
2.4.3
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
:
Cache L1
Cache L2
Cache L3
Intel
Genuine Intel(R) CPU 3.80GHz
3914Mhz
825Mhz
: 16 KB
: 2048 KB
: 0 KB
Ratio Status: Unlocked (Max:19, Min:14)
Ratio Actual Value: 19
Ratio CMOS Setting:
[ 19]
Max CPUID Value Limit:
[Disabled]
Excute Disable Function
[Disabled]
Hyper Threading Technology
[Disabled]
Ratio CMOS Setting [ 16]
Sets the ratio between the CPU Core Clock and the Front Side Bus
frequency. The default value of this item is auto-detected by BIOS. Use the
<+> or <-> keys to adjust the values.
Max CPUID Value Limit [Disabled]
Enable this item to boot legacy operating systems that cannot support
CPUs with extended CPUID functions.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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Execute Disable Function [Disabled]
Enables or disables the Execute Disable function. This item appears only
when you install a processor with the Execute Disable function.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hyper-Threading Technology [Disabled]
This item allows you to enable or disable the processor Hyper-Threading
Technology. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.4.4
Chipset
The Chipset menu items allow you to change the advanced chipset
settings. Select an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Advanced Chipset Settings
WARNING:
Options for NB
Setting wrong values in below sections may
cause system to malfunction.
Northbridge Configuration
Southbridge Configuration
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Subscreen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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NorthBridge Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
NorthBridge Configuration
Options for DRAM
DRAM Clock/Timing Configuration
AGP & P2P Bridge Configuration
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DRAM Frequency/Timing Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
DRAM Frequency/Timing Configuration
DRAM Frequency
DRAM Timing
[Auto]
[Auto]
DRAM Frequency [Auto]
Sets the DDR/DDR2 operating frequency. Configuration options when install
DDR memory modules: [Auto] [266 MHz] [333 MHz] [400 MHz];
Configuration options when install DDR2 memory modules: [Auto]
[400 MHz] [533 MHz]
DRAM Timing [Auto]
Configuration options: [Manual] [Auto]
The following items only appear when the DRAM Timing item is set to
[Manual].
DRAM CAS# Latency [DDR/DDR2] [2.5/4]
Configuration options: [1.5/2] [2.0/3] [2.5/4] [3.0/5]
Precharge to Active (Trp) [4T]
Configuration options: [2T] [3T] [4T] [5T]
Active to Precharge (Tras) [7T]
Configuration options: [5T] [6T] [7T] [8T] [9T] [10T] [11T] [12T]
[13T] [14T] [15T] [16T] [17T] [18T] [19T] [20T]
REF to ACT/REF to REF (Trfc) [25T]
Configuration options: [24T] [25T] [26T] [27T] [28T] [29T] [30T]
[31T] [32T] ~ [39T]
Active to Command (Trcd) [4T]
Configuration options: [2T] [3T] [4T] [5T]
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AGP & P2P Bridge Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
AGP & P2P Bridge Configuration
Primary Graphics Adapter
[AGP]
AGP
AGP
AGP
VGA
[128MB]
[8X]
[Disabled]
[64MB]
Aperture Size
3.0 Mode
Fast Write
Frame Buffer Size
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Subscreen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Primary Graphics Adapter [AGP]
Allows selection of the graphics controller to use as primary boot device.
Configuration options: [PCI] [AGP]
AGP Aperture Size [128MB]
Allows you to set the graphics aperture size.
Configuration options: [32MB] [64MB] [128MB] [256MB] [512MB] [1GB]
AGP 3.0 Mode [8X]
Allows you to set the AGP 3.0 mode.
Configuration options: [8X] [4X]
AGP Fast Write [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the AGP Fast Write feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
VGA Frame Buffer Size [64MB]
Allows you to set the frame buffer size.
Configuration options: [16MB] [32MB] [64MB]
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SouthBridge Configuration
* Serial ATA Controller
* Onboard LAN
LAN Optional ROM
* AC’97 Audio Controller
[SATA]
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
Serial ATA Controller [SATA]
Allows you to set the Serial ATA mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [SATA] [RAID]
Onboard LAN [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
LAN Optional ROM [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard LAN optional ROM. The item
appears only when the L A N C o n t r o l l e r item is set to E n a b l e d
d.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
AC’97 Audio Controller [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the AC’97 Audio.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.4.5
Onboard Devices Configuration
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Advanced
Configure ITE8712 Super IO Chipset
Serial Port1 Address
Parallel Port Address
Parallel Port Mode
EPP Version
ECP Mode DMA Channel
Parallel Port IRQ
Onboard Game Port
Onboard MIDI Port
[3F8/IRQ4]
[378]
[EPP+ECP]
[1.9]
[DMA3]
[IRQ7]
[Disabled]
[Diaabled]
Enter
F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Go to Subscreen
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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Serial Port1 Address [3F8/IRQ4]
Allows you to select the Serial Port1 base address.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [3F8/IRQ4] [2F8/IRQ3] [3E8/IRQ4]
[2E8/IRQ3]
Parallel Port Address [378]
Allows you to select the Parallel Port base addresses. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [378] [278]
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
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
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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Onboard Game Port [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard Game port. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Onboard MIDI Port [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the onboard MIDI port. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [300] [330]
2.4.6
PCI PnP
The PCI PnP menu items allow you to change the advanced settings for
PCI/PnP devices. The menu includes setting IRQ and DMA channel resources
for either PCI/PnP or legacy ISA devices, and setting the memory size block
for legacy ISA devices.
Take caution when changing the settings of the PCI PnP menu items.
Incorrect field values can cause the system to malfunction.
Advanced PCI/PnP Settings
WARNING: Setting wrong values in below sections
may cause system to malfunction.
Plug And Play O/S
PCI Latency Timer
Allocate IRQ to PCI VGA
Palette Snooping
[No]
[64]
[Yes]
[Disabled]
IRQ-3 assigned to
IRQ-4 assigned to
IRQ-5 assigned to
IRQ-7 assigned to
IRQ-9 assigned to
IRQ-10 assigned to
IRQ-11 assigned to
IRQ-14 assigned to
IRQ-15 assigned to
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
[PCI
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Device]
Plug and Play O/S [No]
When set to [No], BIOS configures all the devices in the system. When set
to [Yes] and if you install a Plug and Play operating system, the operating
system configures the Plug and Play devices not required for boot.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
PCI Latency Timer [64]
Allows you to select the value in units of PCI clocks for the PCI device
latency timer register. Configuration options: [32] [64] [96] [128] [160]
[192] [224] [248]
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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 pallete snooping feature informs the PCI
devices that an ISA graphics device is installed in the system so that the
latter can function correctly. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
IRQ-xx assigned to [PCI Device]
When set to [PCI Device], the specific IRQ is free for use of PCI/PnP
devices. When set to [Reserved], the IRQ is reserved for legacy ISA
devices. Configuration options: [PCI Device] [Reserved]
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2.5
Power menu
The Power menu items allow you to change the settings for the Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) and the Advanced Power
Management (APM). Select an item then press <Enter> to display the
configuration options.
Main
Advanced
Suspend Mode
Repost Video on S3 Resume
ACPI 2.0 Support
ACPI APIC Support
Power
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
Boot
Exit
[Auto]
[No]
[No]
[Enabled]
Select the ACPI state
used for System
Suspend.
APM Configuration
Hardware Monitor
+F1
F10
ESC
Select Screen
Select Item
Change Field
General Help
Save and Exit
Exit
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2.5.1
Suspend Mode [Auto]
Allows you to select the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI) state to be used for system suspend.
Configuration options: [S1 (POS) Only] [S3 Only] [Auto]
2.5.2
Repost Video on S3 Resume [No]
Determines whether to invoke VGA BIOS POST on S3/STR resume.
Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
2.5.3
ACPI 2.0 Support [No]
Allows you to add more tables for Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) 2.0 specifications. Configuration options: [No] [Yes]
2.5.4
ACPI APIC Support [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface (ACPI) support in the Application-Specific Integrated Circuit
(ASIC). When set to Enabled, the ACPI APIC table pointer is included in the
RSDT pointer list. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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APM Configuration
APM Configuration
Power Management/APM
Restore on AC Power Loss
Resume On Ring
Resume On PME#
Resume On PS/2 Keyboard
Resume On PS/2 Mouse
Resume On RTC Alarm
[Enabled]
[Power Off]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
Power Management/APM [Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the advanced power management feature.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Restore on AC Power Loss [Power Off]
When set to Power Off, the system goes into off state after an AC power
loss. When set to Power On, the system goes on after an AC power loss.
When set to Last State, the system goes into either off or on state,
whatever the system state was before the AC power loss.
Configuration options: [Power OFF] [Power On] [Last State]
Resume On Ring [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system enables the RI to generate a wake
event while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Resume On PME# [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], the system enables the PME to generate a wake
event while the computer is in Soft-off mode.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Resume On PS/2 Keyboard [Disabled]
Allows you to disable the PS/2 Power-On by keyboard feature or use
specific keys on the keyboard to turn on the system. This feature requires
an ATX power supply that provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead.
Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Resume On PS/2 Mouse [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this parameter allows you to use the PS/2 mouse
to turn on the system. This feature requires an ATX power supply that
provides at least 1A on the +5VSB lead. Configuration options: [Disabled]
[Enabled]
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Resume On RTC Alarm [Disabled]
Allows you to enable or disable RTC to generate a wake event. When this
item is set to E n a b l e d
d, the items RTC Alarm Date, RTC Alarm Hour, RTC
Alarm Minute, and RTC Alarm Second appear with set values. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
2.5.6
Hardware Monitor
Hardware Monitor
CPU Temperature
MB Temperature
[51ºC/122.5ºF]
[41ºC/105.5ºF]
CPU Fan Speed
Chassis Fan Speed
[3813 RPM]
[N/A]
VCORE Voltage
3.3V Voltage
5V Voltage
12V Voltage
[ 1.320V]
[ 3.345V]
[ 5.094V]
[11.880V]
Q-FAN Function
[Disabled]
CPU Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
MB Temperature [xxxC/xxxF]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
motherboard and CPU temperatures. Select Ignored if you do not wish to
display the detected temperatures.
CPU Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the CPU
fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected to the
motherboard, the field shows N/A. Select Ignored if you do not wish to
display the detected fan speed.
Chassis Fan Speed [xxxxRPM] or [N/A]
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects and displays the
chassis fan speed in rotations per minute (RPM). If the fan is not connected
to the chassis, the specific field shows N/A. Select Ignored if you do not
wish to display the detected fan speed.
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VCORE Voltage, 3.3V Voltage, 5V Voltage, 12V Voltage
The onboard hardware monitor automatically detects the voltage output
through the onboard voltage regulators.
Q-FAN Function [Disabled]
Allows you to disable or enabled the Q-Fan function that monitors the CPU/
System temperature and smartly adjust the fan speed. Configuration
options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
The CPU Fan Ratio item appears when you enable th CPU Q-Fan Function.
CPU Fan Ratio [Auto]
Allows you to select the appropriate the CPU fan speed ratio for the
system. The default [Auto] automatically selects the fan speed ratio when
operate the low CPU temperature. Select a higher ratio if you installed
additional devices and the system requires more ventilation. This item
appears only when the CPU Q-Fan Function is Enabled. Configuration
options: Configuration options: [Auto] [90%] [80%]~[20%]
2.6
Boot menu
The Boot menu items allow you to change the system boot options. Select
an item then press <Enter> to display the sub-menu.
Boot Settings
Boot Device Priority
Boot Settings Configuration
Security
2.6.1
Boot Device Priority
Boot Device Priority
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
[1st FLOPPY DRIVE]
[PM-ST330620A]
[PS-ASUS CD-S360]
1st ~ xxth Boot Device [1st Floppy Drive]
These items specify the boot device priority sequence from the available
devices. The number of device items that appears on the screen depends
on the number of devices installed in the system.
Configuration options: [xxxxx Drive] [Disabled]
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Boot Settings Configuration
Boot Settings Configuration
Quick Boot
Full Screen Logo
AddOn ROM Display Mode
Bootup Num-Lock
Wait For ‘F1’ If Error
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display
Interrupt 19 Capture
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Force BIOS]
[On]
[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]
Set this item to [Enabled] to use the ASUS MyLogo™ feature.
Add On ROM Display Mode [Force BIOS]
Sets the display mode for option ROM.
Configuration options: [Force BIOS] [Keep Current]
Bootup Num-Lock [On]
Allows you to select the power-on state for the NumLock.
Configuration options: [Off] [On]
Wait for ‘F1’ If Error [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system waits for the F1 key to be pressed when
error occurs. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Hit ‘DEL’ Message Display [Enabled]
When set to Enabled, the system displays the message “Press DEL to run
Setup” during POST. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
Interrupt 19 Capture [Disabled]
When set to [Enabled], this function allows the option ROMs to trap
Interrupt 19. Configuration options: [Disabled] [Enabled]
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2.6.3
Security
The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings.
Select an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
<Enter> to change
password.
<Enter> again to
disabled password.
Change Supervisor Password
Change User Password
Change Supervisor Password
Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor
Password item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d.
After you set a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
To set a Supervisor Password:
1.
Select the Change Supervisor Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
From the password box, type a password composed of at least six
letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you successfully set your
password.
To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a
user password.
To clear the supervisor password, select the Change Supervisor Password
then press <Enter>. The message “Password Uninstalled” appears.
If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear clear it by erasing the
CMOS Real Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “1.9 Jumpers” for
information on how to erase the RTC RAM.
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After you have set a supervisor password, the other items appear to allow
you to change other security settings.
Security Settings
Supervisor Password
User Password
: Not Installed
: Not Installed
Change Supervisor Password
User Access Level
Change User Password
Clear User Password
Password Check
Boot Sector Virus Protection
[Full Access]
[Setup]
[Disabled]
User Access Level (Full Access]
This item allows you to select the access restriction to the Setup items.
Configuration options: [No Access] [View Only] [Limited] [Full Access]
N o A c c e s s prevents user access to the Setup utility.
V i e w O n l y allows access but does not allow change to any field.
L i m i t e d allows changes only to selected fields, such as Date and
Time.
F u l l A c c e s s allows viewing and changing all the fields in the Setup
utility.
Change User Password
Select this item to set or change the user password. The User Password
item on top of the screen shows the default N o t I n s t a l l e d
d. After you set
a password, this item shows I n s t a l l e d
d.
To set a User Password:
1.
Select the Change User Password item and press <Enter>.
2.
On the password box that appears, type a password composed of at
least six letters and/or numbers, then press <Enter>.
3.
Confirm the password when prompted.
The message “Password Installed” appears after you set your password
successfully.
To change the user password, follow the same steps as in setting a user
password.
Clear User Password
Select this item to clear the user password.
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Password Check [Setup]
When set to [Setup], BIOS checks for user password when accessing the
Setup utility. When set to [Always], BIOS checks for user password both
when accessing Setup and booting the system.
Configuration options: [Setup] [Always]
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Exit menu
The Exit menu items allow you to load the optimal or failsafe default values
for the BIOS items, and save or discard your changes to the BIOS items.
Exit Options
Exit & Save Changes
Exit & Discard Changes
Discard Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Pressing <Esc> does not immediately exit this menu. Select one of the
options from this menu or <F10> from the legend bar to exit.
Exit & Save Changes
Once you are finished making your selections, choose this option from the
Exit menu to ensure the values you selected are saved to the CMOS RAM.
An onboard backup battery sustains the CMOS RAM so it stays on even
when the PC is turned off. When you select this option, a confirmation
window appears. Select Y e s 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. Press <Enter> to save the changes while
exiting.
Exit & Discard Changes
Select this option only if you do not want to save the changes that you
made to the Setup program. If you made changes to fields other than
System Date, System Time, and Password, the BIOS asks for a confirmation
before exiting.
Discard Changes
This option allows you to discard the selections you made and restore the
previously saved values. After selecting this option, a confirmation appears.
Select Y e s 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 Y e s to load default
values. Select E x i t & S a v e C h a n g e s or make other changes before
saving the values to the non-volatile RAM.
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This chapter describes the contents
of the support CD that comes with
the motherboard package.
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3.1
Installing an operating system
This motherboard supports Windows® 2000/XP/2003 Server operating
systems (OS). Always install the latest OS version and corresponding
updates to maximize the features of your hardware.
3.2
•
Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for reference only. Refer to
your OS documentation for detailed information.
•
Make sure that you install Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4 or the
Windows® XP Service Pack 1 or later versions before installing the
drivers for better compatibility and system stability.
Support CD information
The support CD that came with the motherboard package contains the
drivers, software applications, and utilities that you can install to avail all
motherboard features.
The contents of the support CD are subject to change at any time
without notice. Visit the ASUS website(www.asus.com) for updates.
3.2.1
Running the support CD
Place the support CD to the optical drive. The CD automatically displays the
D r i v e r s menu if Autorun is enabled in your computer.
Click an icon to
display support
CD/motherboard
information
Click an item to install
If A u t o r u n is NOT enabled in your computer, browse the contents of
the support CD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder.
Double-click the A S S E T U P . E X E to run the CD.
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3.2.2
Drivers menu
The drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
VIA VT8251 Chipset Driver
Install the VIA VT8251 Chipset Driver.
VIA/S3G Display Driver
Install the VIA/S3G UniChrome Family Display Driver.
Realtek Audio Driver
Executes the wizard to install the Realtek ALC653 Audio Driver.
VIA 10/100Mb LAN Driver
Install the VIA Ethernet Driver.
USB 2.0 Driver
Installs the USB 2.0 driver.
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3.2.3
Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications and other software that the
motherboard supports.
ASUS PC Probe II
This smart utility monitors the fan speed, CPU temperature, and system
voltages, and alerts you of any detected problems. This utility helps you
keep your computer in healthy operating condition.
This utility only support 2000/XP/XP 64bit/2003 server 64bit.
ASUS Update
The ASUS Update utility allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in a
Windows® environment. This utility requires an Internet connection either
through a network or an Internet Service Provider (ISP). See page 2-8 for
details.
ASUS Screen Saver
Installs the ASUS screen saver.
ADOBE Reader V7.0
Installs the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader V7.0.
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
Installs the Microsoft® DirectX 9.0c driver.
Anti-Virus Utility
Installs the anti-virus program. View the online help for detailed
information.
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3.2.4
Make Disk menu
The Make Disk menu allows you to make a RAID driver disk.
Make VIA SATA Driver Disk
Allows you to create a VIA VT8251 32/64bit RAID driver disk.
3.2.5
Manuals menu
The Manuals menu contains a list of supplementary user manuals. Click an
item to open the folder of the user manual.
Most user manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install
the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader from the U t i l i t i e s m e n u before opening
a user manual file.
Intel LGA775 CPU Install User’s Manual
Allows you to open the Intel® LGA775 CPU installation guide.
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3.2.6
ASUS Contact information
Click the C o n t a c t tab to display the ASUS contact information. You can
also find this information on the inside front cover of this user guide.
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3.3
RAID configurations
The motherboard supports the following RAID configurations.
R A I D 0 (Data striping) optimizes two identical hard disk drives to read and
write data in parallel, interleaved stacks. Two hard disks perform the same
work as a single drive but at a sustained data transfer rate, double that of
a single disk alone, thus improving data access and storage. Use of two
new identical hard disk drives is required for this setup.
R A I D 1 (Data mirroring) copies and maintains an identical image of data
from one drive to a second drive. If one drive fails, the disk array
management software directs all applications to the surviving drive as it
contains a complete copy of the data in the other drive. This RAID
configuration provides data protection and increases fault tolerance to the
entire system. Use two new drives or use an existing drive and a new drive
for this setup. The new drive must be of the same size or larger than the
existing drive.
R A I D 0 + 1 is data striping and data mirroring combined without parity
(redundancy data) having to be calculated and written. With the RAID 0+1
configuration you get all the benefits of both RAID 0 and RAID 1
configurations. Use four new hard disk drives or use an existing drive and
three new drives for this setup.
J B O D (Spanning) stands for J u s t a B u n c h o f D i s k s and refers to hard
disk drives that are not yet configured as a RAID set. This configuration
stores the same data redundantly on multiple disks that appear as a single
disk on the operating system. Spanning does not deliver any advantage
over using separate disks independently and does not provide fault
tolerance or other RAID performance benefits.
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If you want to boot the system from a hard disk drive included in a RAID
set, copy first the RAID driver from the support CD to a floppy disk
before you install an operating system to a selected hard disk drive.
Refer to section “3.4 Creating a RAID driver disk” for details.
3.3.1
Installing hard disks
The motherboard supports RAID function on Serial ATA hard disk drives.
For optimal performance, install identical drives of the same model and
capacity when creating a disk array.
Installing Serial ATA (SATA) hard disks
To install the SATA hard disks for a RAID configuration:
1.
Install the SATA hard disks into the drive bays.
2.
Connect the SATA signal cables.
3.
Connect a SATA power cable to the power connector on each drive.
Refer to the RAID controllers user manual in the motherboard support
CD for detailed information on RAID configurations. See section “3.2.4
Manuals menu”.
Entering VIA Tech RAID BIOS Utility
1.
Boot-up your computer.
2.
During POST, press <Tab> to enter VIA RAID configuration utility.
The following menu options will appear.
The RAID BIOS information on the setup screen shown below is for
reference only. What you see on your screen may not exactly match
what is shown here.
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Create Array
From the VIA RAID BIOS utility main menu, select C r e a t e A r r a y then
press < E n t e r >
>. The main menu items on the upper-left corner of the
screen are replaced with create array menu options.
VIA Tech. VT8251 Series SATA RAID BIOS Ver 1.xx
Auto Setup For Data Security
Array Mode RAID 1 (Mirroring)
Select Disk Drives
Start Create Process
Create a RAID array with
the hard disks attached to
VIA RAID controller
F1
↓
↑,↓
Enter
ESC
Channel
Drive Name
:
:
:
:
View Array/Disk Status
Move to next item
Confirm the selection
Exit
Array Name Mode
Size(GB) Status
Serial_Ch0 Master XXXXXXXXXXX
ARRAY 0
SATA
999.99
XXXXXXX
Serial_Ch1 Master XXXXXXXXXXX
ARRAY 0
SATA
999.99
XXXXXXX
RAID 0 for performance
1.
From the create array menu, select A r r a y M o d e
e, then press
<Enter>. The supported RAID configurations appear on a pop-up
menu.
RAID 0 for performance
RAID 1 for data protection
RAID SPAN for capacity
2.
3.
Select R A I D 0 f o r p e r f o r m a n c e then press <Enter>.
From this point, you may choose to auto-configure the RAID array by
selecting A u t o S e t u p f o r P e r f o r m a n c e or manually configure the
RAID array for stripped sets. If you want to auto-configure, proceed
to the next step, otherwise, skip to step 5.
Select A u t o S e t u p f o r P e r f o r m a n c e and press <Enter>. The
following confirmation message appears.
Auto create array will destroy all
data on disks, Continue? (Y/N)
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4.
5.
6.
Press <Y> to confirm or <N> to return to the configuration options. If
you selected <Y>, proceed to step 9.
Select S e l e c t D i s k D r i v e ss, then press <Enter>. Use arrow keys to
select disk drive, then press <Enter> to mark selected drive. An
asterisk appears before a selected drive.
Select B l o c k S i z e
e, then press <Enter> to set array block size. A list
of valid array block sizes are displayed on a pop-up menu.
T I P : For server systems, use of a lower array
block size is recommended. For multimedia
computer systems used mainly for audio and
video editing, a higher array block size is
recommended for optimum performance.
4K
8K
16K
32K
64K
Use arrow keys to move selection bar on items and press <Enter> to
select.
7.
Select S t a r t C r e a t e P r o c e s s and press <Enter> to set up hard disk
for RAID system. The following confirmation message appears:
The data on the selected disks will
be destroyed. Continue? (Y/N)
8.
Press <Y> to confirm or <N> to return to the configuration options.
9.
Press <Esc> to go back to main menu.
RAID 1 for data protection
1. From the create array menu, select A r r a y M o d e
e, then press <Enter>.
The supported RAID configurations appear on a pop-up menu.
RAID
RAID
RAID
RAID
RAID
2.
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0 for performance
11 for
for data
data protection
protection
0/1
SPAN for capacity
Select R A I D 1 f o r d a t a p r o t e c t i o n then press <Enter>.
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From this point, you can auto-configure the RAID array by selecting
A u t o S e t u p f o r D a t a S e c u r i t y or manually configure the RAID
array for mirrored sets. If you want to auto-configure, proceed to the
next step, otherwise, skip to step 6.
Select A u t o S e t u p f o r D a t a S e c u r i t y and press <Enter>. The
following confirmation message appears.
Auto create array will destroy all
data on disks, Continue? (Y/N)
5.
Press <Y> to confirm or <N> to return to the configuration options. If
you selected <Y>, proceed to step 11.
6.
Select S e l e c t D i s k D r i v e ss, then press <Enter>. Use arrow keys to
select disk drive/s, then press <Enter>. An asterisk appears before a
selected drive.
7.
Select S t a r t C r e a t e P r o c e s s and press <Enter> to setup hard disk
for RAID system. The following inquiry appears:
Save the data on source disk to
mirror after creation? (Y/N)
8.
If you select <Y> the utility will duplicate your data. Press <Y>
anytime if you want to exit the duplication process.
Duplicating...
RAID 1 for data protection
Press Yes(Y) to Escape
9.
If you select <N>, the following confirmation message appears.
The data on the selected disks will
be destroyed. Continue? (Y/N)
10. Press <Y> to confirm or <N> to return to the configuration options.
11. Press <Esc> to go back to main menu.
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3.4
Creating a RAID driver disk
A floppy disk with the RAID driver is required when installing Windows®
2000/XP or later operating system on a hard disk drive that is included in a
RAID set.
To create a RAID driver disk:
1.
Place the motherboard support CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2.
When the D r i v e r s menu appears, click M a k e V I A V T 8 2 5 1 3 2 /
6 4 b i t R A I D D r i v e r D i s k to create a VIA RAID driver disk
Or
Browse the contents of the support CD to locate the driver disk utility
and go to \ D r i v e r s \ C h i p s e t \ E I A 4 i n 1 \ D i s k for the VIA RAID
driver disk utility
Refer to section “3.2.2 Drivers menu” for details.
3
Insert floppy disk to floppy disk drive.
4.
Follow succeeding screen information to complete process.
5.
Write-protect the floppy disk to avoid computer virus infection.
To install the RAID driver:
1.
During the OS installation, the system prompts you to press the F6
key to install third-party SCSI or RAID driver.
2.
Press <F6> then insert the floppy disk with RAID driver into the floppy
disk drive.
3.
Follow the succeeding screen instructions to complete the installation.
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